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THE JOURNAL
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LUCIAN SWIFT,
MANAGER.
M. LEE 8TABKH.
Mgr. General Advg.
WASHINGTON BUEEAU.
W. W. Jexmane, Chief of Wuhtajton
Bureau, 801-UOK Colorado Building. .
western visitors vo Washington invited to
make use ot reception room, "*%**"
Uonery, telephone and telegraph iUitMS.
Central location. Fourteenth and O sweeta
NW.
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Senator Nelson made the point that
the ports named are a considerable
distance from the sea and he ex
pressed the belief that Russia had
used her influence to minimize the
importance of the treaty.
Mukden is up the Shara Muren
river, but steamers of considerable size
have been for some time doing a big
freight business from the coast to the
interior, Mukden being the shipping
point for one of the richest agricul
tural districts in northern China.
Antung. too, is accessible enough, but
the real trouble is that, while Russia
has permitted China to sign the treaty
with this country, she will take care
to neutralize the advantages of the
treaty, so far as this country is con
cerned.
Russia is practically the suzerain
of Manchuria. Whether she continues
to occupy that positi on depends upon
the action of the poAvers interested in
Chinese trade, and the United States
is conspicuously of that number. How
much w ill the new treaty, opening two
ports to American trade, be worth to
this country, -with Russia sedulously
working to exclude all foreign trade
from Manchuria?
All the trade reports during the past
year show that our trade in cotton
goods in Manchuria has decreased
very decidedly, and those best ac
quainted with the conditions there
report that Russia is introducing her
own cotton goods and kerosene and
displacing ours as fast as she can do
so. Thus while the new ports opened
by the treaty just ratified will be open
by the will of China to ovir trade,
our trade will be excluded by the
machinations of China's putative
Jtaaster, Russia, who, during the past
year, raised in Central Asia a million
hales of cotton with which she will
fight the cotton goods trade of other
nations in Manchuria.
Under such conditions, brought
about by the mendacious perfidy of
Russia, the ratification of the treaty
with China, which the United States
yet recognizes as the sovereign of all
northern China, including Manchuria,
gives our government a weapon with
' which to demand of Russia a cessa
tion of her persistent interference
with the rights of other nations in
China. Our department of state has
b,een insistent upon the early ratifi
cation of the treaty, whose actualiza
tion devolves upon China and our
selves. If China is unable to perform
her guarantees by reason of Russian
Interference, our government is cer
tainly bound, in the interest of our
trade, to see the terms carried out
faithfully.
. Our government is in possession of
several Russian pledges, made since
1900, to the effect that Russia had not
the most remote intention of acquiring
any territory belonging to China, but
tvould evacuate Manchuria when she
has made her railway line, the China
Eastern railway and branches, se-
cure.' A pledge by Russia is worth
nothing, as our government has dis
covered. During the past forty-five
years she has stolen and annexed
nearly a million square miles of
Chinese territory and practically con
trols the railways constructed and
constructing in ea-tern China nearly
down to the Yangtse river valley. She
has, moreover, made a second Gib-
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raltar, indeed. a stronghold far
stronger than England's Gibraltar, at
Port Arthur, the Gulf of, Pechili on
the one side and the Bay of Korea on
the other. Russia is prepared for fur
ther aggression in the far east, and
hence the probability that she and
Japan will never accomplish a modus
Vivendi without a war, a struggle for
existence by Japan. The question our
government is to decide, now that the
Chinese treaty is ratified, is whether
it will permit mendacious and preda
tory Adam Zad, "the bear that walks
like a man," to shut us out of our
trade in Manchuria altogether and to
nullify our treaty with China.
J. S. McLAIN.
EDITOR.
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The' Owatonna library board has made
an important move in its arrangement
with the county commissioners of Steele
county to provide library facilities for all
of the residents of the county, and the
example is one likely to be followed, if
its suocess comes up to the expectations.
The residents of the county will b% put
on the same footing as the townspeople
in the use of the library. They will be
able to secure books from a well-stocked,
well-equipped and well-managed central
library, and, thru the co-operation of the
Minnesota state library commission, trav
eling libraries, directed by the town
library, will be placed at other central
points in the county, bringing the books
as nearly as possible to the doors of the
farmers. This is but another forward
step in sharing with people in the country
the real advantages of city life.
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arrival.
AN INVITATION Is extended to all to visit
the Press Room, which ib the nnest In the west.
The battery of presses consists of three f
Goss Presses, with a total capacity of 1**.0
eight-page Journals an hour, printed, foioea
and counted. The best time to call is from ..:io
to :S0 p m. Inquire at the business office ana
be directed to the visitors' gallery of the Press
Boom.
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The Great Daily
Great Northwest
Average Dally Circulation of
THE JOURNAL
For the month of November,
61,475
Only 2-CENT Dally In Minneapolis.
REMEMBER, all this circulation Is
the 5 o'clock edition, which Is deliv
ered directly to the homes. All the
members of the family have time to
read 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.
Demands Urgency.
The senate yesterday ratified the
new commercial treaty with China,
which opens the ports of Mukden and
Antung to the commerce of the United
States, and abolishes the liken interior
tax, and pledges China to protect
Americans and their interests.
The Week in Business.
Standing out at this time with
prominence among a number of fea
tures, each of unfavorable bearing
upon the industrial situation, is the fact
that the railroads of the country are
as yet doing comparatively little in the
way of providing for betterments in
the coming year. The systems em
bracing the greatest mileage in the
west are said to have placed no im
portant orders to date for steel rails
for 1904. A year ago, in mid-Decem
ber, new contracts for steel were on
an enormous scal e. The railroads
bought thousands of tons additional
to the many already booked, and when
1903 opened, a most encouraging fea
ture was the announcement that the
steel rail mills had oversold their ca
pacity for months ahead.
OF THE ,
The tendency now noted to go
slower has afforded ground for unfa
vorable inference. I t has been as
sumed that the railroads are actuated
largely by a policy of extreme conserv
atism, based upon doubt as to the
volume of business likely to accrue to
them in the year to come. This would
appear to be a popular theory, but it
ia a very unfavorable view to take,
and is scarcely Warranted by actual
ities. That railroad management has
been in some degree influenced by
the tendency towards quiet retrench
ment, now general the country over,
is not to be doubted. But require
ments are in this respect not much
less now than they were a year ago,
and the scarcity of large rail contracts
at this time means, not that none such
will be made, but rather that an im
mense volume of new business may
be thrown over into next year.
This vast industry is in an unset
tled state, very much disturbed yet not
demoralized. There is a contest on
between the steel mills and the rail
roads, the latter contending for a price
of $26, which, to this writing, has not
been granted, despite the meeting of
steel men this Aveek to consider the
matter, and the more general belief
that a cut must eventually come. Iron
trade authorities incline to the opin
ion that a general improvement in
the industry will folloAv the turn of
the year, altho it is unlikely that for
mer activity Avill be equaled for some
time to come.
Meanwhile the steel corporation has
planned a Avage reduction, effective
Jan. 1, that will include 90 per cent
of its employes, or approximately
150,000 men. I n the coke regions
30,000 men have had their wages cut.
These are bad reports, yet by no
means alarming. A year ago, and
for some time previous, wage advances
were the order of the day. Present
reductions in a majority of cases are
about even AArith,
A s the year draws to an end, reports
of the closing of industrial plants are
more numerous. I n some cases this
means lighter orders and the neces
sity for lessened production, but other
instances, as the prospective closing
of the anthracite mines on the 24th
inst., and the probability of a some
what lighter flour production iii Min -'
neapolis, are matters of annual oc
currence Avithout significance.
The prediction made some Aveeks
ago that the return AOAV of money to
the east Avould be lat e, is being borne
out. Altho more money than ever
before. Avas sent out of NeAv York to
the south and central Avest, not much
has yet returned, and the south, with
its high cotton, is still taking occa
sional round sums. '
Easy money in the east under such
conditions is accounted for by the
heavy gold imports, the total on the
movement to date being $17,000,000,
with over $6,000,000 yet to come. High
cotton meanwhile continues to work
Avonders in increasing the balance in
our favor abroad, the cotton export
for the month to Dec. 1 showing a
value larger than ever before known
in a like period.
"Wall street appears to be going
somewhat upon an assumption that
the first Monday in February Avill
bring the decision in the Northern
Securities cas e, and the ultra conserv
atives of the street are now question
ing the possibili ty of any substantial
ri se in values until it is knoAvn wheth
e r or not a decision adverse to the
company will mean similar suits
against the anthracite coal combine
and ,the Pennsylvania railroad.
The grain trade has had the benefit
of a number of reports of a bullish
nature concerning Avheat, and the sit-
ri^SWS^THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
uation, on the whole, appears a little
stronger now than last week.' The
holiday season is not the most favor
able time for bull operations, and is
often marked by declines, but it looks
now as if prices will hold fairly well
over the annual dullness, and the
question of a further ri se from present
levels, now 5 to 6 cents higher than
at this time last year, will then be to
the front. Argentine will ,be sending
out new wheat before long, but against
this the winter wheat prospects in our
own country are decidedly less favor
able than last year as to both acreage
and condition.
It's a good thing for the Missouri
boodlers that the attitude of the su
preme court of that state is not the
same as that of the supreme court of
Minnesota.
A Blow for Technicalities.
Justice Brown of the state supreme
court makes statements in his opinion
in the Nelson murder case that will
be well received by the laity, even
if the bar should not approve of them.
The learned judge substantially lays
down the rule that a technicality
ought not to stand between any man
and justice. H e says that the respect
of the people for courts and law is
to be gained by speedy trials in crim
inal cases "unaccompanied by refin ed
and subtle technicalities."
A s to the granting of neAV trials,
which so often result in a delay of
justice and sometimes 'in its defeat,
Judge Brown lays down the reliable
rule that the only question for the
court to determine is whether or not
a fair trial has been heldwhether the
accused has probably been justly con
victed or not.
I t is notorious that in most cases
wherein appeals are taken there is
no real doubt that the accused is
guilty, nor is there usually any con
cern lest an innocent man be pun
ished. Appeals are notoriously, in
most criminal cases, merely an ef
fort to defeat justice by some hocus
pocus of technicalities.
The excessive attention which is
given to these niceties of procedure
is, according to Judge BroAvn, a use
less survival of what was useful in
a long since past age, when the dan
ger to be guarded against was the
conviction of an innocent person rath
e r than the acquittal of a guilty per
son. The latter is the danger courts
are exposed to in this age.
The right of appeal should not be
abolished, as has been suggested, but
it should be the rule that no appeals
will be entertained that do not di
rectly affect the central question of
the guilt or innocence of the accused.
Then, too, appeals should always be
disposed of by the courts with the
greatest possible dispatch consistent
with justice.
On the whole, it mig ht be better to let
Colombia and Panama fight it out than
be a party to the combat ourselves.
YVhateA'er happens now, we dig the canal.
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so that St. Paul is by no means bound
to pay as much as a dollar a thousand
for gas for twenty-five years.
Gas bills may be paid without pen
alty during the first fifteen days of
each month.
The company to pay 5 per cent in
terest on meter deposits.
There are other provisions, usually
found in such ordinances, which, tho
important in themselves, are not
worth mentioning in this connection.
I t is estimated that the gas gross
earnings tax will amount to $1,650,-
000 in tAventy-five years, and that of
electricity to $1,100,000. The interest
on meter deposits is figured at $50,-
000. I n twenty-five years, the differ
ence between gas at $1.30 and at $1
Avill save St. Paul consumers $9,900,-
000. Th* saving on electricity is es
timated at about $2,000,000.
The philosophy of Governor Aycock of
North Carolina for the negro is that the
black man is "up against it" and that
there is nothing for him to do but go
to work. Many a man's salvation has
dated from the time that he realized that
nobody could help him but himself.
The Limit.
The livery drivers of Chicago are
IIOAV essaying the of late much-worked
role of demonstrating to the American
public how obnoxious the strike leader
can sometimes make himself Avhen he
tries right hard. Yesterday funerals
that had already begun Avere stopped
because the drivers Avent on a strike
and people were reduced to the humil
iation of seeing their dead indecor
ously carried to the last resting place
in express wagons and the like. Even
persons having private carriages did
not dare to use them to attend funerals
for fear of violence from the strikers.
Only a strong display of poli ce force
kept one funeral from being violently,
assailed by a hoAvling mob.
When union labor gets to this point
of arrogant disregard of public com
fort, rights and feelings it is treading
on dangerous ground. I t is adding a
little more to the rapidly groAving fire
that Avill /one day consume labor
unions unless they change their ways.
President Woodrow Wilson of Princ e
ton is out with a new method of college
instruction, which is no method at all.
His idea is to treat a student just as you
would a hungry man. You would tell
the latter whe re the food was and tell
him to eat it. The college, Dr. Wilson
says, should tell the student where knowl
edge is to be acquired, show him the
lectures, the libraries and the laboratories,
and then come around with an examina
tion after awhile to see whether he has
eaten of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
There would be a lot of "plucking" at
those examinations.
or very slightly in
excess of the last advances. Many of
the steel Avorkers own their homes
and are not without moderate re
sources, and in the coke regions it is
to be noted that cuts in Avages have
been in part offset by reductions on
commodity prices in the company
stores.
St. Paul's New Light Franchise.
The St. Paul gas and electric fran
chise ordinance noAv aAvaits the ap
proval of Mayor Smith. The company
claimed an indefinite electricity fran
chis e, but has agreed to surrender that
claim and consent to accept, as for
ga s, also, a tAventy-five'year franchise
dating from Jan. 1, 1907. The other
principal features of the franchise
ordinance are:
N o provision for municipal owner
ship thru revision or purchase.
Dollar gas in 1907, to be preceded
by reductions from $1.30 to $1.15 hi
1904, and 5 cents less each of the fol
lowing years until 1907. (This will
gi ve St. Paul cheaper gas next year
than Minneapolis, unless the Minne
apolis company should meet the St.
Paul reduction.)
A gross income tax of not less than
5 per cent of the company's income
both from the sale of light and resi
dual products and also from the sale
of electricity.
The city council has the right to
order three miles of gas main exten
sions in each year, regardless of pe
titions.
Extensions are to be made immedi
ately to St. Anthony and Macalester
Parks.
Compulsory extension of electric
wires on petition of prospective con
sumers.
Compulsory extension of gas mains
on petition of prospective consumers.
The council has the right to regu
late charges for electricity after Jan.
1, 1907.
The same right with respect to gas,
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A Strange Character.
Mr. J . J . Carlisl e, alias Debrolls,
professor of the occult and importer of
an esoteric "faculty" from Benares,
India, who for a brief season tried to
gull the gullible in Minneapolis^ and
did succeed in deceiving tAvo women,
is a strange specimen of the genus
criminal.
H e has committed some rather
grave offenses and yet he is not a
hardened criminal. H e faces serious
accusations with a bojish nonchalance
one might almost say Avithout a
realization of his serious predicament.
H e denies one charge to-day and ad
mits i,t to-morrow, and while finally
admitting almost everything that is
charged against him, declares that he
is innocent.
Thas such a simple-minded man,
who blunders continually in his de
fense, should have been able to deceive
two women is either no credit to their
perspicacity or else a great credit to
their innocence of the wiles of the
world.
Miss Lucy Page Gaston wants every
clubman in Chicago to take the respon
sibility for bringing up some gamin In
the way lie should go. That would be
imposing a pretty big contract on some
clubmen.
The Theatrical Depression.
The theatrical business in New York
is having a bad season. "With nearly
half the season gone," says the NeAv
York Independent, "managers, already
counting enormous losses, are con
fronted Avith worse conditions than
haAre
been known m many years.
While for seasons the theaters have
enjoyed remarkable prosperity, the
public IIOAV seems to have abandoned
them e n masse. This season, begin
ning, as usual, la te in August, early
shoAved poor patronage, Matters greAV
Avorse and Avorse, and November de
veloped the most distressing state of
affairs that the stage has knoAAii in a
generation, all things considered."
I t may not be so bad as this thru
out the country, but it is a fair gen
eralization to say that the present the
atrical season has been the Avorst,
financially speaking (and, perhaps,
otherwise) that the country has ex
perienced for many years. B y some
commentators this theatrical depres
sion has been taken as a proof that
bad times are upon the country again.
But Ave know that, hoAvever hard the
theater-goers of New York may have
been hit by the Wall street slump, the
whole country is by no means de
pressed. The south, southAvest and
middle Avest and perhaps the extreme
Avest are prosperous. Yet in all the
interior cities the attendance at the
theaters has fall en off. Even in New
York, it is hardly possible that Wall
street's troubles have been sufficient
to make this the Avorst theatrical year
in twenty.
W e prefer to believe with the Inde
pendent that the people have become
weary of the theater. "Apathy" or
"distrust" are the Avords the Inde
pendent uses, and it declares that "the
dominating influence in the theater
has abused the public." People have
at last got tired of the stuff the the
atrical trust has been serving up to
them. They are staying away from
the theater because as IIOAV conducted
the theater no longer interests them.
Formerly, this or that manager
might fail to meet (he public taste,
Avhile others Avould hit it off correct
ly. The manager Avho made a mistake
Avould profit by the success of his
competitor. Now, practically, there is
one manager for the Avhole country. If
he mistakes the popular taste, the
whole country suffers, not merely one
or two playhouses. H e has the power
to please or displease the theater-goers
of the nation. So they turn to or aAvay
from the theater e n masse.
Here is one more instance of the
failure of the trust idea.
Two university football players have, it
is alleged, been caught "cribbing." it is
announced that the fact that they play
football will not affect the severity of
the punishment. Football is going into
a decline.
METHODS UNCHANGED
NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD
The Art of the Plttl Palace Brought to
AmericaChance to See the Cathe
drals of Northern France While You
Sit by Your Own Plroslri..BUs* Car- I V
n uy Tou r uwn r--resideBlis s ^ar-
man's Profuse Inconsistencies. {in severall mino8r causes he wrote In commenda-
- tlon in suggestion to piominent government of-
A liberal education a rc t could be had
from a carefuCl,. study of tho
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Gothic like Notre Dame of Paris, and the with the voters, having always'run well
cathedrals of Rouen, Amiens. Reims, ahe ad of his ticket. H e possesses one
Beauvais and Chartres. The other struc- lequisite that is indispensable of the posi-
tures reveal transition types or the styles
suggesting degeneration. The cathedrals , descent.
of northern France arc not visited by tour- This makes three candidates for state
ists as much as are those of South France, | treasurer. Block of Nicollet, the present
Italy and Germany. Ruskin's description incumbent, Schwarg of Dodge, and Vogel
of the Rouen cathedral and others m that f Brown. All three of the southern con-
region, btimulated pilgrimages of art stu- gre&sionald districtsbehind are represented. If
dents.
World's Work.
Mr. Landis. a representati\-e from In
diana, once went to the gallery of the
house with a constituent to listen to the
debate.
"Who is that?" he asked, pointing sud
denly to the excited orator.
"That is Uncle Joe Cannon," said Mr.
Landis.
" I kn ew itI knew it." he said "I used
to go to a debating society with him. H e
acted and talked in the same way then.
I have not seen him Since."
CARNEGIE GOTHAM'S BIGGEST TAX
PAYER.
Andr ew Carnegie the largest IndiA'idual
taxpayer in New York city, has just sent
his check for $41,366 to the receiver of Whittier, and one reads with surprise the So many men 'ere he was won.
taxes, being full payme nt for his assess- statement of his recent biographer, Prof, i
ment on real estate and personal property George R. Carpenter of Columbia uniA'er- 1 Your vanitv and greed and lu*
amounting all told to $10,000,000. Of this sity, that the main interest of Whittier's Are each your portion from the dust
amount $5,000,000 was on personal prop- i life was politics rather than literature. Of those that died, and from the tomb
erty and a like sum on real estate. Mr.
Carnegie this year has paid his assess
ments without a ny protest or evasion, for
warding the check almost as soon as he says the Literary Digest of Dec. 12. Says
returned- to this country from his sojourn I his biographer: -
on his estate in Scotland and England. i Ue htill Mulched the affaiis of the state and
yife&iffiy
The author interestingly describes the Ports him as a unit, he will be a dangerous
structures at Soissons, Noyon and Laon, factor in the convention.. Block has had a
as representing the development of the good hold on the situation for some time,
early Gothic in France, which had not the but the campaign Is young yet. Those
ornateness and lightness of the distinctive
French type, ana then proceeds to the. member that he has a wonderful "dis-
"grand group" of cathedralsParis, Beau- placement."
Aais, St. Denis, Amiens, Rouen, Reims,
Chartres and Lie Mans, .representing the Editor Verity of the Wadena Tribune
greatest art expression of the Gothic denies that he or Dr. Babcock has any in-
bui'ders and historically the most import- terest in tho new Detroit paper being es-
ant. It is needless to say that the author tablKhed by Paul F . Dehnel. The story as
has well accomplished his declared purpose published was not particularly discredit-
to "lead with as little digression as pos- |
sible up to the chief glories for which they editor, and "who is backing Dehnel" is not
are revered." and remind the readers ofi
"the wealth of interest that exists with re
lation to these shrines of religious art."
Bliss Carm an is in a talkative mood
in his The Kinship of Nature. H e talks,
at times, recklesslv and extravagantly.
It is good reading, however, this eausene,
A t the outset he complains that the body
"is made a slaA'e to machinery and the
spirit defrauded of a ny scope for its pent
up force, and we have nothing to hope
for in the industrial world the breach
between art and life will go on widening
until labor is utterly biutalized and art
utterly emasculated." This is veiy black
pessimism. But, a few pages further on,
he says that "joy in one's work, pleas
ure in one's emotions and satisfaction in
one's thoughts go to make up the sum
of happiness." H e declares that "vie must
not scold," but "if we do-not like things
as they are and do not believe in them,
let us change them." Carman contradicts
himself profusely in this book. But he
is interesting, withal. Read the chapteis
"Haste and Waste," "The Vernal Ides,"
"Fact and Fancy," "The Cost of Beauty ,"
"The Wandering- Word," "The Friendship
ot Nature," "Tho Luxury of Being Pooi"
and "Good Fortune" for impressiAe bits
of the Carman philosophy.
The young folks are getting well sup
plied Avith nature-study books, and more
are publishing. They do not seem to
weary of them, but take cheerfully to the
sciences of entomology, ornithology and
horticulture and botany in the way they
are presentedfor instance, in Miss Le
nore Mulets' scries of stories entitled
Phyllis' Field Friends. Miss Schneider's
illustrations are efficient aids to the popu
laritv of these attractive books, and the 'mP
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not learn much about flowers, insects and
birds from these admirably prepared AOI
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Snmnor, wliieh arose after his attack on Grant's
administration in 1872, and he was foremost m
the persistent effort that resulted in annulling
the Massachusettsi resolutions of censure agains-t
him for hisn that the names of battles
in thfe war should not be borne on tbe
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Frontispiece in Julia de Wolf Addison's
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! ers and which, above all. would tell the
trut h i n suc h a manne r a s t o b e uder
stoo d b y tn e aVPrag e buer
Art of the Pitti Palace."
Opening with a sketch of the building of
the palace m a time when the patron of
the palette was likely to be handy Avith the
dagger and a villain at intrigue, when
aesthetic tast es and bloodthirstiness
sometimes dwelt together in tho same
mind, the author tells of the owners of the
palace and then passes to brief apprecia
tions of the works of the gre at masters
there.
The pleasure there is in reading the au
thor's comme nt is greatly enhanced by
forty full-page reproductions of some of
the best of the Pitti's treasures in soft
browns. One of* these, the halftone of
which is furnished y Nathaniel McCarthy,
is reproduced herewith, but, of course, can
give no adequate conception of the orig
inal work except as to outline. The front
ispiece in "The Art of the Pitti Palace,"
from which this is taken is, of course
also, far more satisfactory.
Mr. Miltoun's Cathedrals of Northern
France is a book happily free from guide
book style and irresistibly attractive to all
who love to linger over the suggestions of avowed candidate for state office. As an-
the grand structures, devoutly builded at nounced in The Journal yesterday,
a period when "a rt was still religion."
The Franks, when they conquered for the nomination for state treasurer,
noi thern Gaul, impressed their architec- Mr. "\ ogel has been county auditor of
tural sympathies upon the land and the Brown countly for severale terms, and bears
result is found in the types of the pure
a
THE MAGAZINES
Why Do Men Love Us?Dorothy Dix at- 'abounds in lelics of a bygone people who
tempts to answer the question in Ainslee's Avoto not akin to the modern Indians. They
for January. Of course, it is vastlv im- were an Industrial folk who u=-ed irriga-
portant to discuss a question that ought tion to raise crop.s, and had domestic arts
to be as plain as the nose on Dorothy's and utilities which are A-ery curious. Utah
face, or plainer, if that be a "snub." But was the home of cliff dwellers, but Iho
it furnishes Dorothy an opportunity to air agricultural people referred to ca me later
n er "cleverness" thus: .than fhev. Of the oliff dwellers there are
When he =ecs the loolhardy recklessness with the remains of one \-ery interesting city,
which she dtlies death and diseae in hci dress, {in Carbon county, in Six-Mile and Nine-
unrcusonftblc and ii consequential she is, the
fountains of h commission aie. stlned and he
could weep over the si/cet.icle of a human being
so ^veak and bo faultj.
In short, thai men admire us for our virtues
but love us for our faults, is too apparent to need
inisistinar on-\ -
Is Dorothy smartirg under the sue -
cess of a ribut the suggestion is ungal
lant. The magazine shows a long table Wagged in your grandma's empty skull
of fiction. Perhaps Dorothv's paper was That leering of the sensual eye
only fiction after all. ) Your father, when he came to d^e.
I Left you alone and that cheap flirt,
Whittier a Politician"It is as a poet Your mother, gave you from the dirt
r that the present generation conceives The simper which she used upon
and that this interest was perpetuated Made you what you must needs become,
even after the anti-slaA'ery cause, to which I do not hold you aught to blame
he was early devoted, had triumphed,"
fi"e officia record. H is very popular
llo u to which he aspireshe is of German
th
o secon gets in Vogel and sup -
( who figure on displacing Block must re-
ab l ~ to the genial doctor or the spitfire
a burning question,
Bob Dunn is adding plank after plank
to his personal platform. In this week's
issue of tho Union he says:
"Here are two other guarantees we
will give if Bol) Dunn is ever governor of
Minnesota: If he is afforded an oppor
tunity to appoint a supreme or district
court .ludge, ability and integrity will be
the essenf al qualifications of tho ap
pointee. The state board of control will
be absolutely divorced from politics "
Perhaps next week Bob will get around
to that anti-merger plank.
The author of "Minnie's Thinks" in the
Princeton Union denounces the story of
trouble between Heatwolo and DaAi's a
an "infamous falsehood." Pretty good
considering that the original tip on the
story came to me from "Minnie" himself.
Charles B. Cheney.
HE CORRECTED JEFFERSON DAVIS
The death of .1. R. Gilmore, known bet
ter perhaps by his nom de plume of 'Ed-
mund Kirke," calls up a story about him
and the president of the confederacy. Mr.
Lincoln sent him and Colonel Jaquess to
the headquarters of the confederate gov
ernment on a mission of peace in 1S6J.
While in conversation with -\atious offi
cials, including Mr. Davis, he overheard
the latter quote incorrectly a Vorse of
which h himself Avas the author. He im
mediately oorrected the president, who.
quite naturally, was dumbfounded at the
apparent effrontery of the envoy. "And
how do o know that I am incorrect?"
sternly asked Davis "I am the author of
the verso." said Gilmore. DaAis was much
rp ssed with the incident and declared
himself as pleased to meet the author,
even tho he was an enemy of the south.
UTAH'S ANTIQUITIES
An archaeological society has just been
organized in Utah to investigate the an
tiquities in which the state is so rich. Utah
and is regarded as one of the richest iields
in the United States.
THE NONPAREIL RAN
How the Terrible Boy Outlaws Tad and"
Uittle Billy Were Foiled ih Their At
tempt to Hold Up 'Santa Claus and
Take Away His Toys and Candy by
Force of ArmsHow Santa's Brother
Morpheus Came to His Aid at a Very
Critical Time.
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'Twas tho night before Christmas
And all thru the house
Not a.creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse
The stockings had been hung by the
chimney and ail the family had retired for
the night, when Tad and Little Billy came
creeping quietly down the fatalrs into the
trout room. Tad was 7 and Billy was 5.
Tad held in his mighty fist a big revolver
that he carried away out in front of him
very gingerly and all four of the eyes of
the midnight bandits were very Avide open.
"The old buck hasn't come down the
chimley yet," said Tad, looking at the
stockings.
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Some Bad English CorrectedIf one'
wishes to be warned now and then
against common errors In the use of i
English, he should take Correct English.
Here is a correction of a very common
mistake. It is tak en from the January
number. "Don't say it is quite cold to
day say it is very cold to-day."
Some Hints for PhotographersPercA' G.
R. Wright gives some suggestions to pic
turemakers in the December Photo-Era.
They suggest the study of "the why and
the wherefore" of a satisfactory picture.
There is also an article' on "Telephotog
raphy," and' numerous fine reproductions
of good work.
BOOKS RECEIVED
THE AKT OF THE PITTI PALACE. By Julia
de Wolf Addison. Illustrated. Boston: L C.
Page & Co. Minneapolis: N. McCarthy. Price
$2 net.
THE CATHEDRALS OF NORTHERN FRANCE.
Bv Fianois Miltoun. nirh eiffht.v Illustrations.
lilans and dlagiam. By Blanche Mcllanu".
Boston- L. (' I'asre & Co. Minneapolis: X.
McCarthy. Price $1.(0
THE KINSHIP OF NATURE. By Bliss Carman,
author of "Pipps of Pan," et Boston: I,. C.
Pdsr & Co. Minneapolis: X. McCarthy. Price
$1 j
PHYLLIS' FIELD FRIENDS. Bv Lenore E.
Mulets Insect Stories. Price 8(ic. Bird Sto
lies. Price SO cents. Flower Stories. Price
*0 cents. Three volumes. Illustrated by Sophie
Schneider. Boston: L. C. Page &. Co. Minne
apolis: N. McCaithy.
LES ADVENTURES DU DERNIER ABENIER
AGE. Bv Francois Rene de Chateaubriand.
Kdited with notes and vocabulary bv J. I).
Burner. Pli D . associate professor in tn^
I'uiversity of North Carolina. Chicago The
American Book company. Pi ice 30 cents.
FIFTY FABLES BY LA FONTAINE. With in
troduction, notes and vocalmlaiy bv Kenneth
McKenzie, instructor in Romance languages in
\ale univeisity. Chicago: American Book
company. Price 40 cents.
MINNESOTA POLITICS
Second District Has a Candidate for State
OfficeCounty Auditor Vogel of New
Ulm to Displace Julius Block Bob
Dunn Tacks Some More Planks to His
Platform.
A t last the second district has an
(I-iOuis G. Vogel of New Ulm is in the field
"Lucky we're ahe ad of him." said Billy,
"We'll hold him up good and plenty and
get about half of his stuff."
"Yes," said Tad. "stockings is too slow
for us. The American boy can do up
Santa if anybody can, I guess. Lucky pop
don't know we've got his resolver. He'd
haAe a fit."
"Pop'.-, awful afraid o' firearms," replied
Billee. "Wonder how long Santy'll be in
comin'?"
"Oh. an hour, p'r'aps."
"Let's sit down near the fireplace where
we can get the drop on him."
The two little fellows sat down, talked
a little in a whisper, yawned about a hun
dred times and finally laid down on the
rug because they were so sleepy.
The next morning when the real Santa
Claus, namely mamma, came to fill the
stockings, she found the two terribie boy
bandits sound asleep with the "gun" lying
beside them on the rug.
The picture was so charming that pop
never scolded them for stealing the re
Aolver and when v they waked up- they
found the things all in the stocking, so
Santa Claus neA'er got held up at all.
Perha ps he looked in the windOAV and just
waited for them to fall asleep.
"We'll fix him next year," said Billee.
"Darn it all."
Life has offered a prize for the best es
ay on "The Meanest Railroad in the
United Stateh." We've all had to pay our
fare on it when the other fellow was trav
eling on his face.
There is said to be a man on the North
Side who argues for the sake of ascer
taining truth and not to sustain his own
side.
The janitor that refused to fix the door
or to start up the heat on that cold morn
ing might be able to use a few Christ
mas cigars without maki ng himself sick.
Victor Smith in the New York Press
has been figuring up on the awful weight
of adA-erse thought that is turned on Mr.
Rockefeller. H e shows how the magnate
sells to New York, annually besides his
oil, gas and electric light to the A'alue of
$23,000,000. Thus he is competing viitU
himselfoil against -gas and electricity.
Every householder and flat dweller swear*
at his gas bill once a month therefore
Mr. Rockefeller is sworn at 556,063 times
a month, -or 6,672,756 times a year. Mak
ing allowance for some exaggeration, it
is still eA-ident that the oil king is get
ting a whole lot of very malicious absent
treatment.
When little daughter began taking mu
sic lessons last spiing she couldn't even
run -the scale. Now she runs father.
Heat and cold from cold water at the
cost of a song is claimed for a new in
vention now being perfected by a drug
gist of Chicago.' H e says that he haa
found inexpensive chemicals which sep
arate water into its constituents, hydrogen
and oxygen, and believes that he will be
able to furmsh gas for heating at 15 cents
per 100,000 feet and for lighting at 25
cents per 100.000 feet, which will re\o
lutionize the industrial world. But what
in heaven's name will we do for our water
wh en the supply is all used up?
Those of us who ha\e never been able
to get a poem accepted by a large east
ern magazine are very sore at the A-ariety
of poetry so much worse than our's that
is printed monthly. A St. Louis news
paper poet is so cross over the situation
that he prints a correct imitation of "Lit
tle Boy Black," a poetical work by Grace
MacGowan Cooke, in the Centurv Maga
zine for December, which, he "says, is
made to giA-e those readers not familiar
with current literature an idea of the
Homeric qualities of the poetry now bein
published by some of our periodicals. His
wicked imitation is as follows:
Little boy blue, come call jour pa.' ,
Oli. mj ! Oh. uie! J
l)f.v,n at the cornei. at Henrv's [dace.
He's moppinjr up bqoze at a fearful yace.
on, tn\ ' oh. nic:
Oh, gee:
Now, wouldn't Mich conduct m3ke TOU raw?
Oh. my: Ob. mo!
AVhv M on'l he sta.i home, like a decpnt man
If he needs must set 7i-/7\, and nifeh the ianj
Oh. nn ' oh, me:
Oh. gee!
The jojous Christmas season is with
us once again, and OA-erybody is supposed
to be feeling full of good will to men. to
be laying aside the hammer of the knocker
and to be greeting his brother man as a
leal In other There is only one partv
that this column i feeling much malice
toward at this joyous season, and that
party is the Old Man Booze. For this
leason AVC reprint what Hall Cainc, the
noA-elist, sa about him:
HEREDITY
That swollen paunch you are doomed to
bear
Your gluttonous grandsirc used to wear:
That tongue, at once so light and dull.
For sin at second hand, and shame
Evil could but from eA'il spring:
And yet, away, you charnel thing!
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It i a dink and difficult problem, but
one thine I SCP cieailj. namelv. that
d-iii is the jrrentfst and most baneful
hvpnotKt on the earth at present, and
that il influente is more avunl than
!n plague, more de\-ifatinK than an\
war Looking Irick fioni more than
middle life. I can hardly reiuembei a
case of wreck and in In that has not
been, directlv oi indirectly, the result
of drink. It is a tenible roll call mj
niemorj aocs thru of men of jtood and
e\en brilliant opportunities, who are
dead, or worse than dead, at the hands
of the jjieat hypnotist.
And what man of 'middle life cannot
say the same? Flippant stories arc oftm
told of the smartness and wonderful
achieAements of many intemperate men.
but * their subsequent failures and sad
finishes are not so often mentioned
Old Man Booze is a cheerful old buck
at first, and he helps things go off with
a rattle and a bang, but fiVe times out of
ten ho hangs around quietly until he gpts
you going then he is merciless. H e
pounds your face into the earth before
you can get a line on him.
--W. D. Howells.
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Old Man Booze can't get any of our
Christmas money.
A Miss Estella Forbes, who has been
living in Zion City, tells how the Doww
guards deal with burglars. The guards
patrol the town nights, but they carry no
arms. Attached to each guard's waist is
a Bible If he captures a burglar he talks
with him and prays for him. EA-en if
caught redhanded before an exploded safe
the guard would kneel there in the still
watch of the night and pray with that
burglar for his soul's salvation.
"Suppose," she wa*s asked, "the burglar
atta ck him?"
"Then the guard would fight back with
all the power God gave him, and some
of our guards are fairly strong. If he
conquered the burglar he would striA'e
with him and never cease trying to get
him to repent."
This is not the way the police of civ
ilization work, but perhaps it may prove
fully as effectiA-e in the long run. You
may laugh at it, but did you ever try
the effect of prae on burglars? If he
is a A-ery big burglar and has gie drbp
on you, it certainly has the merit of being
safer. The procedure merits thought.
A. J . R .
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