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XHK JOUKNAL la published every
except Sunday, at 47-49 Fourth Street souu
Journal kmudios, Minneapolis, Mian.
tJV7 \"ck, office,
M. LEE STAUKB, J Tribune Building.
Mgr. General Advg. j Cfclcauo Office,
* Tribune Buildirsj
DENMARK V. S. Legation.
PAKISKagle Bureau, 53 rue Oambon.
Uebidents visiting Pans can have their
mail or telegrams sent care of tnls
Bureau and the bauie will be
The Great Daily
Only 2-CENT Dally in Minneapolis.
REMEMBER, all thJs circulation Is
the 5 o'clock edition, which is deliv
ered directly to the homes. AH the
members of the family have time to
vend it.
The Journal carried in November
1976 columns of advertising, 400 col
umns more than any other Minneapo
lis or St. Paul paper, daily or daily
and Sunday issues combined.
Still Against the Government.
The resolution introduced yesterday
in the senate by Senator Hoar, re
questing the president to furnish
further information as to the proceed
ings on thf isthmus, \rith specifications
as to various points, and the speech
of Senator Morgan, in which that
statesman exhausted his supply of
damnatory epithets, reveal substan
tiallv the same spirit and motive. The
statelv language of the Massachusetts
senator concealed the same opposition
to beyond-the-sea acts of our govern
ment which Mxrga expressed in h is
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f uperative, yet, withal, picturesque
\\ av.
Morgan went so far as to say that
the negotiation of the Panama treaty
was " a most wretched, a most
abominable and n most horrible trans
action," and charged the president
with committing an act of "usurpa
tion" in promptly acting to protect the
fr ee transit of the isthmus, as -warden
of such tran&it, and to defend the de
partment oi* Panama against invasion
A\ inch vv ould menace free transit,
guaranteed perpetually by the United
States under the terms of the historic
treaty of 1846. The department of
Panama, having by the act of its own
citizens become a republic with con
trol over the isthmus, the sovereignty
of Colombia ceasing, our govern
ment by all precedent, as shown by the
president in his late message, has tak
e n up its prescribed obligationsha s
recognized the republic of Panama,
ha s, by a treaty now before the sen
ate for ratification, pledged its pro
tection of the isthmus, and has, in
every respect, undertaken the duties
of warden of the free transit of the
isthmus. I t would be interesting to
see Morgan attempt to prove that the
notion oC our government was " a most
wretched, a most abominable and a
most horrible transaction." A s a
matter of fdct if it was that the Nica
lagua canal and Nicaragua had with
drawn from a federal republic and the
United States was by treaty made the
warden of fr ee transit, there would
never ha\e been heard a note of com
plaint from Senator "Morgan.
Senator Hoar's resolution is based
upon h is theory that the administra
tion has been basely huggermugger
ing and conspiring to bring about the
Panama revolution, for the purpose of
controlling the situation and expedit
ing canal constructiontha t officers of
the government have engineered the
A\ hole movement, and the date
of the uprising was accurately known
to our government, which had prear
ranged every step in the program. If
Senator Hoar's theory, on which his
resolution is based, were true and
capable of verification, the alleged ac
tion of the government would be very
dishonorable and even "abominable,"
as Morgan says. The distinguished
senator from Massachusetts, during
his "anti-imperialist" campaign,
charged our government with many
grave crimes in connection with thd
occupation of the Philippine archi
pelago. H e described Americans as
living under a regime of rapine and
inhumanity practiced in the Philip
pines, and repudiating every item in
the code of international honor. H e
gave his entire sympathies to Aguin
aldo and the Filipinos and denounced
his own government in and out of the
senate chamber. Now he steps for-
r* ward .disparaging and discrediting the
administration's acts with reference to
' the isthmian canal and the republic
of Panama. The purport of his reso
lution is that the president is in pos
session of facts damnatory of the ad
ministration, which he has deliberate
l v withheld.
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of this nation. The president's state
ment of the facts has satisfied the
nation that, in performing his duty
under the treaty of 1846, he has only
left the important question, whether
We shall have the canal or not, to be
decided by the senate thru the ratifi
cation of the treaty wit^h.the republic
of Panama.
The rumors of a Colombian invasion
of Panama may or may not be true.
Our government will protect the
isthmus from the chaos of war in any
event, promptly and decisively. ' I t ys
its duty to do so. '
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Central location, Fourteenth and G attests
If the other stat es did as well as Minne
sota in sending cranks to call on the
president* he wpuld never have a dull mo
men t.
No Misrepresentation.
The persistence of criticism of the
university regents in connection with
the use made of the $11,000 the legis
lature appropriated for an enlarge
ment of the campus, makes it neces
sary for TheJournal again to de
fend a perfectly proper proceeding.
The Pipestone Review, which is one
of the state papers that have been
loud in their faultfinding, declares that
the alleged fault of the regents con
sists not alone in providing for a foo t
ball field, but in misrepresenting the
use they intended to make of the ap
propriation and in applying it T\ rong
fully. The Review liberally admits
that a great 'university must provide
for college sports and physical train
ing. If there had been misrepresenta
tion and misapplication of funds The
Journal would join the Review in
calling the regents to judgment, but
our contemporary is laboring under
a misunderstanding.
The joint appropriation committee
of the legislature thoroly understood
the whole proposition before it re
ported in favor of the appropriation.
I t visited the campus, saw the lots it
was desired to purchase, and was in
formed of the use that it was pro
posed to make of the ground.
The federal government, which con
tributes $40,000 a year to the current
expense fund of the university, re
quires it to provide a suitable drill
ground for military training. I t was
primarily to provide such a ground
that it was decided to enlarge the
campus. This demand for additional
ground dovetailed into the need of a
large athletic field. The result was
that the two- interests were combined
to their mutual advantage, the uni
versity getting far more out of the
combination than it could have got
from an addition for a dri ll ground
Of the $11,000 appropriated by the
legislature, $9,000 was spent in pur
chasing five lo ts and $2,000 in grad
ing them. N o sodding or anything
else was paid for out of this fund
that was not required for'a drill
ground. Right here the athletic field
side of the undertaking begins. The
Pillsburv heirs, who desired to see
the university provided with a suit
able field, gave five lots, the city of
Minneapolis vacated a sixty-foot street
crossing the campus, and the North
ern Pacific railroad and the city to
gether gave a street running east and
west the whole length of the field.
This donated ground is worth at least
$35,000, as compared with the $11,000
given by the state. The brick and
stone wall around the field was do
nated by Alfred C. Pillsbury, an
alumnus of the university and a son
of the late John S. Pillsbury. Then
the athletic board of control met the
expense of erecting grand stands, sod
ding, hauling black earth, grading
and other expenses required to make
the field suitable for athletic pur
Had the regents failed to co-operate
with the Pillsbury heirs, the athletic
board of control, the city and the
Northern Pacific railway in making an
athletic field as well as a drill ground,
the university would have had a prop
erty worth $11,000 instead of one
worth at least $50,000.
There has been no misapplication
of funds or misrepresentation. The
appropriation was conscientiously
used to acquire a needed drill ground
and grade it. A ll the ground needed
to make the field large enough for
athletic purposes, the enclosui 'e and
all the other elements of an athletic
field, have been acquired without the
expenditure of a cent by the state,
notwithstanding the fact that it would
have been no more than proper for
the regents to have asked the legisl a
ture to provide the university with
an athletic field.
What troubles the Pipestone Re
view and other papers that are finding
fault with the regents is simply that
football is played on Northrop field.
They are convinced that because such
is the fact the campus was enlarged,
at an expense of $11,000 to the state,
solely for football uses under pre
tence of another purpose. A por
tion of the field is now flooded to
make a skating rink, baseball is
played on it in, the spring, and there
is ample room for field sports. .When
football is no more a popular game
the athletic field or dri ll ground will
still be there and will still be used.
If football had not been played g n
the field the Review would never have
complained. But, forsooth, because
football is played there it follows that
the regents have deceived the people!
8 Waterloo
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AN INVITATION Is extended to all to risit
the Pieas Koom. which lb the finest in the west.
The battery of presses consists of three four-aec*
Uosa Presses, with a total capacity of l**00t
eight-page Journals an hour, printed, fJdea
and counted. The best time to call is from :1B
to 4.30 p m. Inquire at the business office and
be directed to the visitors' gallery of tho Press
Great Northwest
Average Daily Circulation of
For the month of November,
The Slow-Coach Postoffice.
Mr. M . G. Cunniff, who is writing
a series of articles for the World's
Work, on "The Postoffice and the
People," begins, the article in the De
cember number with high praise of
the Minneapolis-St. Paul system of
using the interurban street cars to
collect mail and carry it between the
two cities. H e says that while it is
but a tiny detail in the great post
office system, it is "an isolated ex
ample of excellent method contrast
ing with the lack of such efficiency
elsewhere, but it has a meaning."
The meaning is, according to Mr.
Cunniff, that the postoffice depart
ment is very largely what its head
makes it. The twin city idea of mail
Postmaster General Wanamaker, a
business man, who made a progressive
director of the department. Wtyen the
Minneapolis postmaster, Major W . D .
Hale, proposed the idea to Mr. Wan
amaker it met with instant approval.
I n contrast with this alertness Mr.
Cunniff says:
I asked a man who for years had been
head of one of the most important post
office divisions whether all postmasters
general were eager to meet such sugges
tions, whether all inspired progressivenesa.
"Well," said he, "I once had a vita} im
provement under way in my own division.
Every day for a week I tried to see Post
master General Chai'les Emory Smith
about it,'and wh en I caught him at last he
gave me five minutes. A postmaster gen
eral who spends half the day signing rou
tine mail and most of the other half re
ceiving political callers does no violence to
the traditions of the office.
Mr. Cunniff is demontrating that
the postoffice department is not
American, if progressiveness and ef
ficiency are American qualities. The
department lacks a good general man
ager. The political head rarelj is
such. Besides the postmaster general,
who can be changed with administra
tions and can be allowed ample time
to receive political callers, there
should- be a manager of the depart
ment who keeps his place no matter
what happens politically. H e should
be a progressive American business
man who knows how to run things.
Now, here's trouble for Generai Mac Ar
thur. A Hawaiian militia colonel quotes
him as saying that the Pan-Germanic doc
tune is slowing among Geiman-Ameri
cans, "few of whom A olunteered in the war
with Spam " Heretofore, the poor news
paper man has usually been the scape
goat of unwise remarks by military men.
This time a mihtia colonel will be officially
designated as the liar.
The Department of Commerce.
I t is evident from the first annual
report of the secretary of labor and
commerce that the American farmer
will not hereafter be the only indus
trial class that has its interests ef
ficiently looked after by the govern
ment. The new department will be
on watch for commercial and, indi
rectly, general industrial interests.
Just as the agricultural department
does a lot of thinking, investigating,
experimenting and planning for the
farmer, so the department of com
merce and labor will foster commerce.
I t will do much of the work that the
commercial interests of the country
might do for themselves by means "of
organizations, but the government
recognizes that as an organization
suppoited by an essentially commer
cial people it must endeavor to pro
mote their welfare by means which
are foreign to government in the
proper sense.
Government is no longer confined
to protection of the citizens indi
vidually and collectively. I t cannot be.
War to-day is more often waged with
commercial weapons than firearms.
The whole world is in a state of per
petual commercial war.
I n such a state of affairs no gov
ernment can afford -o sit by and see
its citizens waging individually a war
in which they are opposed by the
g o\ ernments of other countries.
I n this phase of its work the new
department is the friend and guide
of commerce, and its work is help
ful and constructivea phase that
w ill be new to those who have
thought of it onlj- as a department
intended to harrass dangerous con
centrations of capital.
The critical or repressive side of
the new department is to be found
in the bureau of corporations, which
is charged with the study and inves
tigation of corporations and their
methods with a viewr
Mr. J. J. Hill saj's that there ,are not
five men in the world that can fix the rail
way rat es for the whole of the United
States and have them equitable. Exactly,
but the logical outcome of Mr. Hill's merg
ing policy would be that about that num
ber of men would tackle the impossible
Street Railway Improvements.
The Twin City Rapid Transit com
pany seems to be alive to the fact that
its lines are within progressive and
growing cities, and that it must be pre
pared to increase its means of
handling its patronage. That is why
the corporation has decided to author
ize the issuance of $10,000,000 worth
of bonds, tho only $3,500,000 worth
are to be issued* now. This awaken
ing is commendable, even if it has
come a little late.
The fact is the business of the cor
poration has increased so rapidly that
it outran the forecasts of its mana
gers. The number of passengers car
ried has doubled since 1897, but so
far the facilities for handling the busi
ness have not doubled. That is why,
notwithstanding the good cars, the
service has been so unsatisfactory at
times during the las* three or four
years. ^
Improvements now under way,
whose cost will be met by the bonds
about to be issued, will enable the
service to catch up with the demands
on it. With authority to issue
|6,500,000 more of bonds the company
ought to be in a position to keep
abreast of its business in the future
and be in a position to discharge its
obligations to the community.
I t is said that the company plans to
spend $1,000,000 on two additional in
terurban lines. There is no question
that there is a field for them and
that they wTill
as divert some from one of the exis t
ing lines.
Btjt what is neededfully as much a
more interurban lines Is a fast service
between the two cities.
The two citi es constitute an urban
center of not le ss than 400,000 people.
Every merchant in either city and
every individual ought to be in a po
sition to profit by the benefits of so
large a city. But so long as it takes
two hours to make the round trip in
cars that poke along, *tpp at every
crossing and are usually overcrowded
and badly ventilated, there can be no
such free movement back and forth as
will make the two cities commercial
ly and socially what they are! geo
graphicallyone city. When 40.0,000
people are collected around two cen
ters only ten miles apart they require
and are entitled to the fastest possi
ble passenger service between those
centers. The street railway company
will be derelict in its duty to the two
communities until it provides real
rapid transit between them.
W e hope that Mr. J. J. Hill is not gently company as this stirring tale. It is
breaking the news to us that there is to not a great story. It may not have a
be an increase of railway rates on his '
~ . , i reader, who seeks somethlner different
lines. In Chicago yesterday he said that
our rates are no 40 per cept o abouttriumph a gooudao,flively legal battle and e
those that prevailwmabout Europe , while wagef s
are from two and a half to four times
what they are in Europe. H e argued that
either wages must bfr lowered or the
cost of railway materials reduced, if rates
are not to be increased. That doesn't fol
low', if the railways are making a good
profit at present, tho it would follow that
rat es could not be lowered. Mr. Hill thinks
that increased tonnage would prevent a
rise in freight rates, but he doesn't see
how that can be attained, unless we can
get new markets for our products. Well,
then we shall have to get the markets,
if the standpatte rs will kindly consent.
If Japan has come to an'understanding
with Russia, she will have to date' her
eclipse from the moment the agreeme nt
was signed. To-day Japan mig ht beat
the Russian bear in war to-morrow his
huge mass and strength, will be too much
for the islantl empire.
There are 600 persons awaiting trial in
Chicago, and still the police aren't arrest
ing the offenders fast enough to preserve
order. Why. did Dowie ever go to New
York? There is work enough in Chicago
for him and all the rest of the prophets
come back to earth.
Appointment of General Douglas Spoils
All Hennepin County PlansThere Is
Still a Chance, However, to Land a
Place on Board of Control or the At
torney GeneralFour Supreme Judges
to ElectProspects of a Three-Cor
nered Flaht In the Sixth District.
The appointment of Attorney General
Douglas to the supreme bench will knock
down all the Hennepin county card houses,
with their schemes of advancement for
local jurists and attorneys. It will me an
that ad the candidates for preferment in
this county will stay right where they are.
Hennep in lost another chance for recog
nition by her usual'mistake of having too
many candidates.
There is still a' chance for so me ap
pointment to,com.'Jta4hN--.eo,unty,
a position on the board pfcontro^ to suc
ceed James A. Martin' o#Hhe attorney gen
eralship. While some o the slates bein?
made up include ye*. 1j. Donahower, E. T.
Young or Oscar Hallam for attorney gen
eral, there are strong arguments against
the appointment of a ny of these three
candidates. All have been~acti \e candi
dates for the nomination, and to recog
nize one of them with an appointment
would be to give him a great advantage
in the lace. I t might put the others out
of the running entirely, when of course
they would be inclined to take out their
re\enge on Judge Collins. With thee
considerations, it has been suggested that
some new man be named to succeed Gen
eral Douglassome man who will not be
a candidate for the nomination himself.
This would leave the three candidates now
in the field on an even footing, and none
of them could object seriously to such
to acquiring in-
formation that may be important
itself and also as the basis of legisla
tion aimed at the abuses of the great
modern corporations. This bureau has
now begun exhaustive studies along
nine separate lines, but has nothing
definite to report in the way of re
The whole department, tho it in
cludes many old and well-established
bureaus, is too new to present a re
port that will make much of an im
pression on the popular mind. I t is
still a department of plans and hopes,
rather than of achievement.
1 in I t is likely that the whole matter will
be settled within a very few days, as the
delay is embarrassing. The many delicate
considerations involved, and the difficulty
of taking any course without weakening
the influence of the administration, mak ess
thA TitiTatw."Cr^T ^loo^"^"^' "if"'
the situation very pleasing to the Dunn
supporters, who are getting all the fun
out of it they can and maki ng all the
trouble they can for the administration
slatemakers. '
If General Douglasn ise appointed to the
bench he must come up for nomination
and election the. remainder of Judge
of Waden a, speaker of the last house, is
being industriously boomed in the north
ern end of the sixth district by elements
hostile to Buckman, and A. F . Foster of
Litchfield is already resuming his cam
paign where he left it off last year.
A curious thing about it is that while
the present congressman is for Dunn and
is pulling wires in behalf of the Princeton
^candidate, Dr. Babcock is also a brigadier
in the same army. H e is around fixing
things for Dunn, and, like John Alden of
old, he also puts in a word for himself.
H e is hostile to Buckm an on account of
the appointment of h is rival, C. C. East
man, as postmaster at Wadena, and would
like very much to compass the congress
man's defeat. H e evidently does not think
that Mr. Foster can swing the undertak
ing, and has a mind to try It himself.
Of course, with both Babcock and Fos
ter in the field, the opposition to Buckman
would be split up, and if he showed any
think like the streng th that the sitting
member usually commands in his district,
he would win out. The opposition be
lieves that the showing of last fall means
that Buckman is very weak and can be
defeated by a well conducted effort. A
three-cornered fight in the sixth would
be decidedly interesting. With complica
tions arising from the governorship con
test, the outcome would be hard to pre
The Faribault Journal says it is not
in a position to deny the story of a quar
rel between Heatwole and Davis, and
really "has no interest in the matter."
The esteemed Faribault contemporary sel
dom does take any interest in politics,
come to think of it.
__ ^ Charley B. Cheney.
create business as well
Freeze-Out Where Things Got Decid
edly HotAn Agnostic's Confession,
In the Homes of Famo us Actors and
Ac|ressesA New Life of Christ,
A big lawsuit growing out of a "low
down" attempt on the part of certain
stockholders of a prosperous iron mining
company to freeze out the minority hold
ers, a divorce suit and a sequel whiph lias
an important hearing upon the mining
suit, a murder and a sensational inquest
these are the main points upon which turn
a decidedly readable yarn involving a
never-"quitting" "limb of the la w" in New
York. H e is fighting for the love of fight
ing, but he is in love with something else
than fighting, too.
The story is The Web, by Frederick
Trevor Hill, who is himself a lawyer, was
a clerk in the office of Robert G. Inger-
. soil and has written several law
books, which, it is safe to say. will
be tot be read by so miscellaneous a
very , long run of popularitj. But for tho
tro m 'tho us
e reader can infer things in two o
the reader can infer things .. i .,v #
three places and has left largely to the fining it
imagination a scene that every lawyer
who reads the book will regret was not PhaUc hit in it. Several of the comedians
given in detail. Still the story is one that biggestofsuccesses e n score
will interest readeis whether lawyers or
litigants or neither.
There are over seventy poems in Marion
Wildman's A Hill Prayer and Other
Poems, and only m about one-third of
them is manifest the expression of real Here at the Metropolitan last season, is
poetic genius. The title poem. " A Hill booked for a return engagement of three
Prayer ," is full of lines of beauty. I t is nights and matinee at that house, com-
an agnostic's confession of conquest by the
revelation of a creator thru the pressure
of the divine power m bhds and flowers
and foliage, and all the beauties of n a
ture. Forgc|ive the boldness of a heart that bought
To know THv name, oi bee Thine unveiled face
Torgive me that I tued lo find a placp
To worship Thee O Thou from out whose thought
This perfect bud came, and cbe whispeiing leaves
That bid me "Be of comfort Some One knows
And cnciisbes 1be smallest flower that glows,
And feels tlie tremble if a bird heart grievps.
There are effective lines in "Birds of
the Mist." "The Angel and My Song." "A
Rose From Home," and "From the Dark."
People ha\ 3 an inextinguishable curios
ity to go behind the mimic life on the
stage, where famous players of both sexes
make a business of portraying human life
minimizing the truth ther^e Mr.^ Kobbe
writes delightfully of some of the playeis
of note in his book, Famo us Actors and
Actresses and Their Homes.
Mr. Kobbe's causerie about Maud Ad
ams, Ethel Barrymore, John Drew, Rich-
S^LLi^^^Sf"^^^ playwright. Theodore Kroner, based upon
' ard Mansfield, Julia Marlowe, Sother n and
others l s imp y
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1907. The appointment only holds good
until after the next election. That means
that four supreme judges must be elected
next fall, Chief Justice Start being the
only one to hold over. Three wfll be
elected for the full term and one for a
short term of 'Wo years.
General Douglas will be a candidate for
the short term, with a good prospect of
success, judging by the strength he has
shown in the contest for the appointment.
For the other three places there is sure
to be a contest. Judges Brown, Lewis and
Lovely will all ask for renominations.
Judge Elliott of Minneapolis has been an
announced candidate for some time and
will no doubt continue in the race. Judge
Jaggard of St. Paul may be presented,
and no one knows how many others.
From present indications Judge Brown s
sure of a place, while the other two nom
inations will be contended for by Judges
Lbvely. Lewis, Elliott, Jaggard and others.
Congressman C. B. Buckman of Little
Falls may have two opponents in the pri
maries next year. Dr. L. Wr.
ftendencies es sor MilLspaugh,fad presidentd of the Minnold e
sota state normal school at Winona, who
was principal of the Salt Lake Collegiate
Institute when she was at school there,
told Mr. Kobbe he thought Miss Adams
should have retained her pretty original
name on the stage. Mr. Kobbe thinks
Ethel Barrymore "essentially girlish" in
everything and "an actress because fehe
cannot help herself, even if she would
Ptay the hand of heredity." Her father
was an actor h er mother an actress, and
she is the niece of John Drew. There is a
fine sketch of the latter distinguished
actor. In the sketch of Julia Marlowe that
emineat actress' views on preparation for
a new role are given. Her fad is book
collecting. In all these sketches Mr.
Kobbe tells much of the actor's life off
the stage. The concluding portion of the
book relates to home clubs for actors. The
illustrations are numerous and artistic.
Many lives of Jesus of Nazareth have
been written. Some of them have been
written to assail
DECEMBER 10, 1903.
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the the right against heavy
odds, and who takes pleasure in the fresh
ly romantic, this book will have a char m.
Future of Panama.The isthmus of
Panama (s a subject of much use to maga
zines just now. The Criterion for Decem
ber opens with an article on "The Future
Of the Isthmus." It contains this: "When
the people of the isthmus threw them
selves into the arms of their gre at North
American neighbor they well know that
they thereby turned their backs on cen
turies Of misrule and wretchedness to look
into a future of truly golden auspices."
This number of the magazine is replete
wi th good things.
Electricity Direct from Coal.How to
obtain electricity direct from coal is a
problem that is said to have been solved
by Hugo Jone of Chicago. The story is
told in the Western Electrician, whose
article, among other excellent selections,
Is reprinted in Public Opinion for Dec. 3.
Mr. Jone says that by his invention 66
per cent of the energy of the coal will
be obtained in the form of electric energy.
Public Health Association Meeting.
The Sanitarian for December is chiefly in
teresting for its extended report of the
October meeting of the American Public
Health association at Washington and for
its summary of conclusions of the inter
national congress of hygiene^ and demog
raphy at Brussels.
S to
The character of the lawyer, Dave Mad
dox, is diawn with a good deal of skill, a l
beit his cleverness seems at times to be
overdone. Another character, of which
the reader could like to know more if the
addition were done as well as what is
given, is that of "Rat Ricketts " Rat is
a subordinate villain, but perhaps more
consistently dra wn than the other vil
lains of whom there are several of a deep
dyed tho very fiesh-and-blood sort
The author has tak en it for granted that' ^
Disposal of Sewage.Providence seems
to have successfully solved the problem
of sewage purification. It uses a precipi
tation plant which cost, exclusive of site,
$309,155.60. The Municipal Journal and
Engineer for December gives an account
of it also of other methods.
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"The Storks."' which proved one of the
most popular of all the musical plays seen
mencing Thursday, Dec. \'i
A large audience greeted the Ferris
Stock company in their very clever pro
duction of Jules Verne's spectacular
drama. "Around the World in Eighty
Daj s," this afternoon at the L5 ceum. The
last matin ee wilt be given at 2 15 Satur
day. For the coming week Dick Ferris
and his company will appeal in Broad
hurst's clever comedy entitled, "What
Happened to Jones."
"McFadden's Row of Flats." with its
yellow kids, wa rd politicians and other
amusi ng features of the tenements of New
York, furnished diversion for two large
audiences at the Bijou yesterday.
" A Desperate Chance," the latest melo
drama from the pen of the well-known
the eventful and tragic career of the Bid
die Brothers, opens ah engagement of one
week at the Bijou Sunday afternoon.
There has been so much agitation con
cerning Wagner's "Parsifal" that the com
ing rendition of it by the Minneapolis
Symphony orchestra at the next concert,
Jan. 5, at the International auditorium,
will be of great interest. I t was this
work, which the great composer be
queathed to his wife, Cosima Wagner, and
of which she retains the exclusive pos
session until this year. Geirich Conreid,
now manager of the Metropolitan Opera
company, has finally obtained the right
to produce it In America. Thibaud, the
violinist who is to appear at the same
concert, is received most enthusiastically
at every concert he gives in the east.
charming. Maude Adam
began hers stagl e career when a little childs,
but she was well-schooled in other knowl
edge than dramat ic before she went into
mature sta ge business. She has bibliophilic
and a for ol books and
jewels, which she is fortunately financially
well equipped to gratify. Miss Adams'
real name is Maude Kiskadden, and Pro-
Story of the Shooting by Princess Eliza
beth Accredited.
Brussels, Dec. 10.Notwithstanding the
assurances received from the Bohemian
capital that the story of the shootipg of
Fraulein Ziegler by Princess Elizabeth
was invented by one of Prince Otto's ser
vants, Belgian couit officials give entire
credence to the report ot the tragedv.
Divorce proceedings are thieatened by the
With a view to avoiding public scandal,
it is stated that the emperor of Austria
lias summoned the prince and prmcess
to meet him at Wallsee castle in upper
Austria, whither his majesty has gone to
visit his daughter, Archduchess Marie
Valerie, wjfe of Archduke Francis-Sal
\ator. Princess Elizabeth is shortly ex
pected to become a mother. Fraulein
Ziegler is said to have similar expecta
( his claimed divinity
some to sustain the claim. In whatever
form the Christ has been assailed, his
kingdom on earth has never been over
thrown. Men in multitudes will continue
to believe his claim to be true. The as
sailants of his divinity, like Renan, rever
ence him as the most perfect example of
righteous living. Dr. Barton's Jesus of
Nazareth is one of the most elaborate and
attractive biographies of Jesus in text
and illustration recently published. There
are 350 illustrations, including many half
tones of notable paintings of sacred sub
jects and scenes and structures in Pales
tine and reproductions of rare original
prints. The valuable maps were made
for this book by General H. B. Carring
ton, U. S. A., retired, and in the chap
ters entitled "The Christ of Art" will be
found a most interesting discussion of the
influence of Christ upon architecture,
sculpture, music, poetry and painting, wi th
remarks on the traditions of a contem
poraneous portrait of Christ. Dr. Ba r
ton's book is a splendid example of artistic
Raphael Tuck & Sons' calendars for
1904, their Christmas cards and Father
Tuck's Annual are out. "Father Tuck'^
Annual" is something to delight the hearts'
of little folk. I t is full of illustrations
in colors and in black and white by art
ists who know how to do such work, and
of stories and poems of a kind little ones
like to have read to them or like to prac
tice their newly acquired reading abili
ties upon. The Christmas cards are of
great variety and carry pretty Christmas
sentiments. The calendars are works of
art in colors. One of the best designs is
that which has the months arranged on
a clock dial. A hand which can be turned
indicates, the months j n their order.
Practical Joke rs Turn Odoriferous Ani
mals Loose In Louisville.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 10.Governor J. C.
W . Peckham's inauguration and the fes
tivities in connection with it were marred
yesterday by the presence of skunks. Dur
ing the early morning hours seme evilly
disposed persons brought ten able-bodied
speciments of these odoriferous little
beasts into Frankfort and gave them their
liberty in the streets of the town.
When the state of affairs was realized
a skunk \igilance committee was organ
ized. I t divided into parties, which set out
with the cry, "Death to skunks ." In a. lit
tle time there had been several deaths in
the skunk family, with no harm to the
vigiliantes beyond the necessity of a
change of clothes. The "skunkers," as
they have been called, were not caught.
Norwegian Parliament Awards I t to
' London Publisher.
Christiania, Dec. 10.The Nor
wegian parliament has awarded the
annual Nobel peace priz e, $39.1 HO, to
William R . Cramer, M. P., publisher of
the Arbitrator of London, for his work
In behajf of international arbitration.
Exira, IowaThe body of Jcseph Bobson. aired
17 years, with a hitching strap about the neck
wa* found eight miles from here,
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THE WEB. By Fiederick Trevor Hill. Illus
trated by A. J Keller. New Yoik Poubledaj,
Page & Co. Minneapolis: X. McCarthy. Pike
Marlon Wainer Wildman. Boston HUhard (1.
podger, tlie Goiliam Tress. Price $t 2.".
THEIJt HOME8. By Gnstav Kobbe, author of
"Signpra, a Child of the Opera-Howe," etc.
Illustrated from photogiapUs. Boston: Lit
tie, Bro^n & Co.
JESTIS OF NAZAB.ETH. The Story of His Life
and the Scenes of His Ministry, wit^i a Chap
ter on the Christ of Art. By \Yilliain E. Bar- ,
ton. I). V.. author of "The Old World in the
Ne-sr Century," ete. Illustrated. Boston. Th
Pilgrim Pi ess. Price $2 DO. ^
CHBISTMAS CABDS. Published by Raphael
Tuck & Sons, Limited, London, Paris and New
Foyer Chat.
The widely heralded New England
drama, "Quincy Adams Sawyer," will be
gin an engagement of three nights and
Saturday matinee at the Metropolitan to
night. It is a play of rural home life, con
taining many unique and interesting char
acters, p.nd full of the feelings and senti
ments that are natural to such life. The
scenic equipment is a most elaborate one
and the company of more than average
There was a heavy advance sale at the
Metropolitan this morning for appearancne
of William H. Crane in "The Spenders"
next Mondaj, Tuesday and Wednesday. It
is nearly four yea ro s since the public has
had an opportunity of seeing Mr. Crane in
a new part and as he seems particularly f ,
Short Treatise on the Folly of Taking
a Cold Tubbing In the MorningA
Man Who Uses a Fifty-pound Hunk
of Ice In HisMoving Tale of a Fore
man vytio Played a Practical Joke on
His Wife, but Who Fell into the
Hands of a Judge Who Was Not a
Brrrrrrr! Do you ever take those cold
baths in the morning? Some people take
the water with the ripples on it just a
it runs from the faucet. Others throw
in a hunk of ice. An Australian whp is
stopping at the Auditorium in Chicago has
fifty pounds of frosted laketop delivered
daily for his "tub." H e drops this chunk
of misery into the water and then climbs
in and rubs it over himself till he purra
in the luxury of his enjoyment.
When we do anything like that we hope
some sensible man will back a good strong
mule up near us and prod him, with a
Some time back in the eighties we got
an idea that a cold bath in the morning
was de rigger. W e were chilly and blue
around the gills all the ti me and people
closely related complained of a constant
deterioration in our vocabulary.
A nation that takes a cold tubbing in
the morning is bound to deteriorate.
Look at England! No nation on the
planet is so betubbed and teeth-chattery
as little England. What is the result?
Her commerce is now falling off like an
Italian hod carrier from a broken ladder.
There is no evidence in history that the
Pilgrim Fathers ever took a cold bath for
the sake of a cold bath. They got the
water as warm as possible and got as
close to the fireplace as possible. The
result was that they overran New Eng
land, threw down the Dutch in New Am
sterdam and swept over the continent
like a foiest hymn.
The foreman on the paper whe re I first
"accepted a position" at $4 a week told
me that about a year after he was mar
ried and living in one of those old New
England houses without a bathroom, he
once laid in wait for an hour in a cham
ber beside the register cut thru the ceil
ing of the room below tp let the heat
up. He had a quart of water and was
waiting: for his wife to take a bath besldo
the stove in the room below. She did
so, and he Inadvertently dropped tho
water thru the opening. H e said that it
.sounded like a whole lot of crazy Indians
charged full of firewater having a ghost
When the lady sued for divorce this
quart of water was one of the grounds.
The judge said that a man that would
do that didn't deserve a helpmeet. In
addition to the divorce, he slapped a ne at
little alimony liability on the foreman.
The printer explained to the court that
it was a joke, but the judge was not
a humorist.
So you see that if a cold bath isn't
premeditated it is not acceptable. One
lias to work up to it in his mind or it is
shattering to the system.
There is a man in the third ward some
where who is too buby -with his own af
fairs to bother much about the short
comings of his neighbor.
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Commander Peary says he expects to
reach the pole. Well, we don't intend to
go out and try to stop him.
types the middlhavclasbeeAmericand e s , thm e
breezy, activ
easy to believe the
t thhe has made. a most m -
3 , energetic, honest individual
who loves his family and his home. Peter
Bines, the old miner, is just such a man.
A local paper last week struggled with
tie phrase "the flesh pots of Egjpt," but
it was a little too high class for the pa
per's minions and it came out "the flsh
pots of Egypt." Perha ps it's all the same.
If we had a crowd of enthusiastic fol
lowers who would freely forwaid us one
tenth of their incomes, we would get qut of
bankruptcy, loo.
The Watch an 1 Ward Society has been
prosecuting a Boston, bookshop for selling
a certain work oaid to be immoral. Aft
the proceedings m court the rush for the
stores was so great that all the other cop
ies ot the work were sold out. TYe aie
thinking of hiring an indignant populace
of ten or twelve to burn "Stony Lone
some" in tho public squaie.
The special session of congress did
nothing. You know that senate!
An Imperial Scientific commission of
Bohemia has stated that American beer is
the best in the world. This puts in a bad
light those disloyal Americans who have
been "copping"' "imported" beer at 10c
per, unless, and we suspect the worse, the
American export beer was of a little
higher grade than the stuff that eats into
the wopdwork of our favorite bar.
W e dislike to see a man weighed down
with care about trifles, but .on the other
hand it ls well not to be as thoughtless as
the butcher who inadvertently leaves the
bone" in when he weighs the steak.
Mr. Hay has recognized King Peter of
Servia, but it was a very chilly nod and
two gloved fingers.
The finest old specimen of a Weary
Walker in the whole country turned up at
Kansas City the other day. H e was 98
years of age, penniless and friendless, but
not despondent H e had just returned
from a long walk from Atchibon, Kan . to
Oklahoma City and back and was feeling
a little tired physically tho he was prettv
chlpper. His name was J. A. Prater. * H e
said that at one time he was the champion
wood chopper of Indiana, and could chop
and split a cord of wood in one hour. When
released from the holdover, he was toldj.to
leave the fetation, but was too weak to
walk down the steps, 3nd so was taken to
the city hospital. While he was waiting
for the wagon, he ttold how he had chew ed
tobacco for seventv -eight years and then
"quit." As the wagon drove up he looked
around and remarked:
"Sa I'll bet I can cut two cords of
wood a xlay, right now "
There were no takers.
If we were a Rockefeller, that old fellow
would get some of "our money.
A. J. R.
Annual Meeting Opened To-day in Balti-
moreNotables Present.
Baltimore. Md . Dec. 10 The National
Civ il Service Reform league b"gan its
thirty-third annual meeting in this citv
to-day, and will continue until to-morrow
evening. Daniel C\ Gilman, president of
the league, opened the convention with
a few appropriate remarks. The morning
session was taken up chiefly with the
reading of reports'and discussions upon
the same.
Among the notable delegates present
were Carl Schurz, Edwa rd Wheeler,
Homer Folks and Edward Carey of New
York James R Garfield and W. E. Cush
ing of Ohio, Richard Henry Dana, Charles
J. Bonaparte, John R Proctor, Charles
Richardson. Elliott H. Goodwin, Alfred W .
Coo.ey, Hen ry F, Greene, Henry W . Far
nam and William D. Foulkes.
Looking for Evidence of Fraud in the
General Land Office.
Washington, Dec. 10.An inquiry is be
ing made into the records of the general
land office by inspectors detailed for the
purpose in connection with charges that
employes of the office have given advanco
information of lands to be set aside for
forest reservations whereby opportunities
are afforded speculators to take up lands
in the territory to be reserved. -
British Somali Forces Said to Have
Joined Mad Mullnli.
Aden, Arabia, Dec. 10.It is re-
| ported here- that the Somali levies
raised by the British in East Africa
have mutined and joined the forces e
the so-called Mad Mulla h* *,--?. ,%- -"
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