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One month I0.3S
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Average Daily Circulation of
For the month oC November,
Only 2-CENT Daily in Minneapolis.
REMEMBER, all this circulation ts
the 5 o'clock edition, which is deliv
ered directly to the homes. All the
members of the fami ly 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.
It is true that many efforts to
crush monopolies have failed in fact,
even when the name of victory be
longed to the state. This has been
partly due to the clumsy and time
worn legal methods used in fighting an
essentially modern a nd extremely
shifty foe. Legislatures a nd courts
have learned wisdom from these en
counters with the artful dodgers of
finance a nd industry, and each year
se es the ability of the state to con
trol them growing stronger. Their
dodging h as been effective because of
the hoary rules und er which the game
of litigation has been playedthe
rules that accept the letter a nd ignore
the spirit.
'Now, it is probably true that, what
ever happens In the supreme court,
the Great Northern, Burlington a nd
Northern Pacific will continue to be
controlled by J. J. Hill. Nevertheless,
the legal defeat of the Northern Se
curities will be no empty victory
no capture of Moscow, wi th the re
treat to come. A simple method of
bringing about monopoly will forever
after be beyond the rea ch of the con
Bolidators. Mr. Hill may be able to
kep his roads together without the
use of that instrument, b ut some other
consolidator may not be so fortunately
situated. It is, moreover, salutary to
have sucn men as Mr. Hill learn that
there is law in this country and that
there is a power to force them to keep
within it. If the tenden cy to central
ization were not checked once in a
while, and corporate power not re
minded occasionally that there is a
still greater power in this count ry
than concentrated wealth, there is no
telling to what lengths selfishness and
ambition a nd thirst for
might lead men of ability. The gov
ernor or the president whose duty it
may be to call attention to this fact
may not dissolve the unlawful combi
nation so effectually as to defeat its
purposes entirely, but he is render
ing an invaluable service in calling
ba ck to legal restrictions and the au
thority of the state the attention of
* some who seem to have forgotten that
,. there is suoh a thingj, or to hold it in
A s shown in detail by an article pub
lished elsewhere to-day, the trade between
the United States and Canada now
emounts to about $200,000,000 a year, or
about one-twelfth the entire foreign trade
of the United States. The inevitable re
sult of proximity is seen in the size of $2,449,168,418, a nd if the amount re-
Canadian trade, which is out of all propor- posing in the treasury vaults be added
tion to the population of that country, the figures are $2,742,299,781. This is
This trade is even more important than a per capital average of about $30.21.
Jts relative1
Branny (5f^^'
about the same a* those that maintain tn
the United States. There Is no market In
the world which It la more desirable for
our manufacturers to retain, and yet con
gress lets the precious moments alip by
while Canada is being over-persuaded by
the imperial preferential trade idea. We
can imagine what the future will say
about the republican bourbons, but we
can't print it. ** ' - "". \' {
Ohriatmaa Giving.
A part of Christmas giving is purely
formal gifts are made because it is
the custom, and they are expected. T o
that extent Christmas is a dead insti
tution. But In a large porti on of the
giving at this season there Is an
earnest desire to do good and give
pleasure. Unfortunately, the deeds
prompted by this desire often work
evil and inflict pain.
A Christm as gift that is made with
out deliberation is like a shot at the
flockit may hit a nd it may miss,
probably the latter.
Giving within the family is the best
form of Christmas generosity a nd good
will, because, there is small chanoe for
mistakes there. ' Kext, comes giving
between friends. Here, too, there is
not much room for error, and an op
portunity is afforded to say thru some
silent token the things that are never
said_by us who are so chary of saying
the kind things we feel.
"We wouldn't frown on all misce l
laneous and machine-like giving, as
for Instance the Salvation Army dinner
to the "wort hy poor." W e have an
idea that a whole lot of unworthy poor
will be fed at that dinner. But what
does that matter? Christm as is the
one day in the year when we are to
have good will on earth, for the good
a nd the evil, the worthy and the un
worthy. Let a little sunlight, even
unearned, into the most worthless life
this day.
A dinner, however, is decidedly
ephemeral. It doesn't help much the
day after Christmas. While giving
something of the ephemeral, why Hot
give a thought to the permanent?
You can give to strangers on Christ
mas T ' be sure of doing good,
if you a little thought to the
subject, * ust a little money to
those who . . i think for you on this
subject. There are families in this
town that would be almost hysterically
delighted over a cord of wood or a lit
tle clothing as a Christinas present,
Why spend all your Christm as
money on gifts for thqse who do not
really need them?'
Residents visiting lJ
The Great Daily
ari s can bav e their
moil or telegrams sent care of this
Bureau and the same will be for
warded to them or held tor their
AN INVITATION Is extended to all to visit
the Press Room, which Is the finest In the west,
ffhe battery of presses consists of three four-dec*
Goes Presses, with a total capacity of 144,000
eight-page Journals an hour, printed, folded
and counted. The best time to call is from Jl:l&
to 4:80 p m. Inquire at the business office and
be directed to the visitors' gallery of the Press
Worth While.
In anoth er column to-day, "the head
of one of the largest western sys
tems" dwells upon the proposition
that it really doesn't make any differ
ence to the railway consolidation rep
resented by the Northern Securities
whether the government or the com
pany wins the case now before the
supreme court. H e remarks that a
number of illegal combinations have
been "wiped out" before now by the
courts, but that, somehow or other,
they manage to keep right on doing
business. H e feels confident that if
the supreme court abolishes the North
ern Securities a nd utterly destroys its
legal existence, the underlying idea
of consolidation of the Hill railways
will stUl assert itself, and that ef
fectively. The form may change, b ut
. the fact will remain unaltered.
The first battle of the Boston Good Gov
ernment association was not altogether a
victory. The association Is like the Voters*
league here in purpose. It indorsed nine
of the aldermanic candidates voted for last
Tuesday, and only four of them were
elected. Altogether there were thirteen
aldermen elected. The association Is not
in the least dismayed, however. It has
been in existence only six months, and
was not in condition to cope with the
clever machine politicians. All of the al
dermen elected were democrats and it is
thought that Mayor Collins' great popu
larityhe won by a majority of 26,000
had a tendency to carry into victory with
him all candidates labeled as democrats.
Tn Cambridge a non-partizan mayor was
elected thru the efforts of the Library Hall
association, -a good government organiza
The Fight Over Korea.
The outbre ak of fighting between
Japanese and Korean troops is really
a contention of Japan against Russian
intrigue in Korea, designed to stave
off Japanese influence there. Russia
has been bullying the Emperor Yl- hi
at Seoul for some time to get him to
turn flatly against Japan, who has
done some bullying herself, m order
to maintain her large trade a nd rail
way Interests in Korea. Japan con
trols the railway between Seoul a nd
its seaport, Chemulpo, and a Japanese
syndicate is building a railway from
Seoul to Fusan, S60 miles. Japan
draws large supplies of food products
and raw material for her factories
from Korea, who is a good customer
of Japan's manufactured "products.
Three-fourths of the foreigners in
Korea are Japanes e, who have valu
able banking interests in the country.
It is this Japanese financial, trans
portation and trade interest in Korea
which Russia has not been able, with
all her bullying of Yi- hi and his peo
ple, to impair.
Japan th ru her war with Chi na in
1894 reduced China's interest to in
significance, and, in 1895, Chi na re
linquished her claim to suzerainty and
the independence of Korea was recog
nized. Korea, however, has since been
bullied by Russia, who would like to
possess the peninsula, but Japan will
fight, beyond a doubt, if the attempt
is made. Japan has reluctantly aban
doned Manchuria, with some reserva
tions, to Russia, but she will not aban
don her Korean interests. Korea was
the cause of the China-Japan war of
1894, and bids fair to bring about
physical collision between Russia and
Japa n,
Congressman J. Adam Bede ay the
president's watch was a little fast in the
Panama affair, but that it was only a
matter of ten or fifteen minutes anyway.
domination ' It is usually better to be early than late.
The chances are that the very persons | market value of the Standard 'Oil
and papers that are now making 'charges company, and more than the entire
of aggressions against the president would i capital of all the national banks,
have been berating him for permitting a j The Manufacturers* Record estim-
bloody war on the isthmus or sacrificing j
a splendid national opportunity, had he
pursued another course. ^%
size would Indicate. It is a
^rade with an adjacent and easily acces
i sible market, a market having require-
gnents of demand and business conditions I recently said, no1
Plenty and Good. " ^-r
Whatever may be thought of the
need of elasticity in our currency, lit
tle fault can be found with the volume
of it, or the rate of increase. In
November almost $22,000,000 of new
money was put into circulation, and
the%? year will s ee the volume
swelled by about $100,000,000.
All the money in circulation Deo. 1
aggregated the stupendous total of
It is at great deal of money, but the
important point about it is that At is
j& w
the character of the money he now
receives. Unole Sam is back of It all
and this is as much as the average
person cares to know.
The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune has
now got the president on the run. It prints
figures tending to show that he is not pop
ular in Oyster Bay. Nobody would know
(t.'~ *
where Oyster Bay is if the president did StSi^Jt
* ,. _. . . , ... band might seek and find consolation else-
not live there. Besides, we have noticed, where, he hesitates to make his heroine,
that most big man are not popular in the
small towns that sometimes happen to be
their homes. It is, the case of master and
valet again.
"Pushful Joe's" Campaign.
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain made the
closing speeches of his fiscal cam
pai gn at Leeds on Wednesday. A
"tremendous demonstration" by the
people on the occasion is reported and
"Pushful Joe" must have taken it all
in as indicating that his extraordin
arily hard work during the past few
months on the stump has not been in
Finding that he has made state
ments at random, which he could not
satisfactorily explain, he announced
that the party of protection has or
ganized a commission of experts of
nonpartizan quality, who will investi
gate the whole subject of the condition
of British trade find out the existing
defects, a nd embody their conclusions
a nd recommendations in a tariff bill
which will be subject to scrutiny and
discussion by the public.
Chamberla in expects by this process
to receive that "mandate from the
public" he referred to last summer,
which will compel parliament to drop
the present
x customs revenue policy
and substitute the preferential system
with a flat rate on foreign manufac
tured products import ed and a suf
ficient du ty on grain and flour foreign
grown, and open the gates to the col
onies and dependencies in this line.
Colonial preferences is intended by the
Chamberlain group to be a st ep to
ward the realization of their ideal
imperial federation, or free trade with
in the area of the empire, which is
now 11,250,000 square miles in area,
containing over 400,000,000 inhabi
The ultimate object of the Imperi al
Federation league, organized in 1884,
included a commercial union, a nd so
did its successors. The scheme is im
posing, but it has never * had any
strenuous leader a nd expositor to pro
mote it, until the former radical free
trader, Chamberlain, went into its ad
vocacy with all the impetuosity of his
nervous nature. If he fails there may
be some one of his fellow citizens who
can effectively take up the work, but
he has not been discovered yet.
A t the conference of colonial prem
iers in 1902, the premiers, while recog
nizing advantage in preferential trade,
took the position, very decidedly, that
under existing circumstances of the
colonies, it is not practicable to adopt
a'general system of free trade between
the .mother count ry a nd the colonies.
At Lee ds Mr. Chamberlain volun
teered to go as an ambassador to the
colonies if the people would commis
sion him with full powers. If that
were done, he professed he was sure
of being able to convin ce the colon
ists that it would be for their interest
to give equal terms to the United
Kingdom. Some of the premiers at
last year's conference favored a 10
per cent reduction on British manu
factures. Canada now gives the
mother country a preference of 33%^
per cent, but Chamberlain wants more.
T o get the colonies to take down tariff
barriers against the moth er count ry is
by no means an easy imtter. It is the
question to be dispon e! of as soon as
Meantime Mr. Chamberlain is pro
ceeding warily. When his tariff bill is
p ut forth, the British public will un
dersland what he proposes much bet
ter than they do now. The country
will divide on the measure a nd the
Balfo ur ministry, which is manifestly
in a weak position, is likely to resign
on a slight pretext, writs for a general
parliamentary election will be issued
and the Chamberla in group will get
the country's answer to the proposi
tion to reform the fiscal system.
In the last fiscal year we imported over
$16,000,000 worth of forest products from
Canada. Here is something for the farmer
who thinks that reciprocity with Canada
would not benefit him.
Cotton Turned Into Gold.
The nor th does not appreciate what
a large share of prosperity has come to
the southern states by reason of the
hi gh price of cotton in recent years.
The Manufacturers' Record of ''Balti-
more points out that the excess value
of the cotton crops of the last five
years over the preceding five years
amounts to $800,000,000.
That is to say that the rise in the
price of cotton has been worth $160,-
000,000 a year to the farmers of the
That much increased wealth cannot
fail to have .a stimulati ng effect on
southe rn development. It means a
vast accession to the southern capital.
The excess value in five years is more
than twice the entire capital invested
in all the cotton mills of the Unit ed
States in 1900. It is more than the
a tes that the value of this year's crop,
including the seed, is about $650,000,-
000. Think of it!
N o wonder that the south, like the
west, cares little about what goes on
in' Wall street. \ */"- ^ft
In an address before the Roman Catholic
Woman's league in - Chicago yesterday,
Archbishop James E. Quigley made a plea
for public sectarian schools. tHe would
have the state support schools for Roman
Catholies, in w^ich Roman Catholic re
ligious doctrines would be taughtt.
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tot the Jewish, the Baptist, the Lutheran, j lowedc .anad everybody felDt sure that som
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regard to the religious differences of the
population. The state knows no differ
ences between its citizens with respect to
one stop*ettoa examinw e
all good money. A s Secrry-Sha
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Why Women *lii"-BIJou.
A writer of plays whose name appears
upon the program as Will C. Murphy, has
undertaken to show, at the Bijou, this
week, "Why Women Sin," However, he
advances no new reasons and throws no
new light upon the problem. In fact, he
urges no reason at all for, while he insinu
that kind of a woman, and keeps her in
the paths of virtue, thus pointing a moral
but nullifying the significance of his title.
To be sure there is a woman in the play
who has sinned, but the only reason given
for her misdeeds is her own jibe at her
fqrmer lover: "I am only what you made
me." According to Mr. Murphy, it Is
sueh men as this former lover who lead
women into sin. That is his answer to
the question. It is an adaptation of the
oldest of all excuses, with the positions of
the sexes reversedthe man tempted me
and I did eat. i
There is. then, .nothing new either in
the problem or in the manner of its solu
tion. Nor lias the playwright strayed
from the beaten path in the selection of
his characters or the making of his "situ
ations." He introduces to us a million
aire, fond of his wife, in a way, #sur
rounding her with every comfort, but too
engrossed in business to make himself her
companion a wife, loving her husband,
eager for his love and wavering in her
allegiance when that love is not forth
coming a little child, the "tie that binds"
the two together and prevents the mother
from surrendering herself to a gentlemanly
adventurer who gives her the comradeship
her husband denies and seeks her love that
he may acquire her fortune a woman.
French, of course, and with an accent
that leads her into the atrocity of "Mow-
seer-r," in love with the adventurer and
the cause of much trouble a conventional
stage Jew, an impossible dude and a more
impossible churchmanall of them char
acters familiar to patrons of melodrama.
As for the details, time-honored prece
dents are not violated. ,The adventuress
makes her first appearance brilliantly
sowned in scarlet, the persecuted heroine
wears black and shivers in the snow In
front of Holy Trinity churchDenman
Thompson was responsible for that stage
device some twenty-five years ago, and
probably there were others before him
the villain sports a silk hat, crime always
being modishly clothed in "society melo
drama" a policeman carries the inevitable
pocket flask of cold tea in his hip pocket
and the dude a wears a monocle and is
more English than mutton chops.
Despite its conventionality, however,
"Why Women Sin" Is1
Lyceum"The Lights o' London."
London is- such a big city for that rea
son, perhaps, its "Lights" were still burn
ing in the Lyceum theater last night at
midnight. The story of their burning Is
long enough at bestsix acts nnd half a
dozen intermediate scenes but when the
stage manager, the carpenter In chief, or
the boss electrician became so deliberate
or confused between acts, when the or
chestra played a regular program, an ex
tra program, began "Hiawatha," and took
refuge in "Bedelia," no listener could
doubt thp anouncement that three years
elapsed between Acts 1 and 2.
But if the audience felt older when it
went away, its added experience had not
been disagreeable. *It had found in G. R.
Sims* well-tested play an interesting speci
men of the English melodrama. Events
therein were strong enough, but not too
vigorous. Some acts contained no felonies
nor even a misdemeanor. The victim of
one murder didn't die, another victim lin
gered long^enough to pass away at last
while the orchestra' wasjbryingvt think up
additional tunes..- '^ - -
The notabl* weakness, of* the story Is the
Jack-in-a-boV ^appefr&ncQr1
characters .whenever and Wherever they
could possibly cause trouble without re
gard to' probabilities. Yet curiosity is
aroused, interest is rrjaintained, the char
acters are more than name and make-up,
Mr. Sims' practiced hand made good use
of old materialsmissing will, rightful
heir dissolute but charming, country lass
deceived by wealthy hypocrite, homeless
folk starving and sleeping in city park,
etc. Jt's not a play to attract many per
sons that were glad tp learn "What Hap
pened to Jones," but it's sufficient to ren
der the gallery uproariously, even un
pleasantly, demonstrative.
A prominent performance was that of
Charles C. Burnham as old Seth Preene,
who sacrificed himself for his selfish, am
bitious daughter Hetty. Mr. Burnham
displayed a broad conception of his role's
possibilities, made much of contrasts, in
stilled a temperate tho virile energy that
gave his acting true distinction. The
lighter, lesser part of Jarvis, the strolling
player, was managed by Ben Johnson with
quaintness and lightness of touch that
borrowed the Dickens atmosphere from
another local theater. Next to seeing how
much Miss Leslie Bingham managed to
eat, as " 'ungry Jim," was the opportunity
to observe an alarming falling-off in Miss
Maisie Cecil's moral status. Heretofore
spotless, if noisy and affectionate, Miss
Cecil is now "dreadful," almost wicked,
as the diamond-decked Hetty. Her re
tormation is devoutly to be wished.
H. B. Curry.
Foyer Chat.
De Wolf Hopper in "Mr. Pickwick"
opened a four-nights' engagement last
night at the Metropolitan. As.dramatized
this play contains Dickens and Hopper in
just the right proportions to make a de
lightful evening's entertainment.
Thursday evening Tim Murphy will be
gin an engagement of three nights and
Christmas and Saturday matinees at the
Metropolitan, presenting for the first time
here his new comedy, "The Man from
Missouri." It is always good news to
know that Tim Murphy is on the way
here, for it meanns an evening of real de- devour his new book of the same name! steel crutch which he had worn for many of the eighteenth centurv, is shortly to be
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favorable imm-ession thi* ?en*n in vvv
The Bijou patrons will have the merry I
musical corned*, "The Chaperons." for its
attraction n.vt
embraces many of the original flvorites. |
W^-rStelSteSJr for variety, and stellar acts about estab
lishes a new record for that theater. The
ladies' matinee this week will be given on X^f^o
Thursday instead of Friday. iortune
by his fathe?r* many before his death,
and regarded ,by the family as a dead in
vestment, has become the foundation of a 4 V V
Just as the house was about to take a
vote on the Cuban reciprocity bill Con
gressman Hildebrant of Ohio rose to a vendettaCorsicaconceded , is tdaughtehfe o be finest o listless Europe, day by day
question of special privilege. In answer work.t Colonel Nevil, an Irish colonel, Callously sitting out- the playL*, "f-V
to a question from the chair, he said: "It
lcv _ But
j* +v.a RTTO r^+S,n .* * n. i i-l
J. the Roman Catholic state school, why
u _ concerns m as anp individual and ^nofmans because she was weary of other lands So sat, with loveless count'nalice^col^^
o wisheset o kee the membership o thi
bod y Ie - n wll l m&cL ea
^Wm^'^i&m DECEMBER * lpO*
Musicians In OH and Marble, a" book on
Muslo In ArtStory of a Cruise In
r the American Mediterranean - Good
Stories for Young FolkWhat Late
Magazines Are Saying., * - f v
n neglected by her hus-
In the "Art Lovers* Series" of'. C.
Page &.Co. Is Music in Art by Luna
May Knnis. "Music," she says, "as rep
resented^ in painting and sculpture, forms
a delightful and fascinating study." One
is prepared to believe this long before he
has finished the book. "No attempt," to
use the writer's own words, "has been
made to cover every phase of the subject
in these pages, as the task would be hope
less. The object is rather to suggest an
outline." As outlines are all many of
us get of many things in this life, we
can be thankful to the author for this
added one in what she truly says forms a
fascinating study.
Reproduction of halftone from "Music in
in Art."
The best idea of her method may be
gathered from the following, taken from
her comments on the Carlo Dolce "St.
Cecilia," of which a halftone reproduc
tion is given herewith thru the courtesy
of Nathaniel McCarthy. Speaking of this
example of the artist's work, she says:
In this, as la nearly all his -paintings, soft
reds, blues and yellows are used, and so beau
tifully are they blended that the whole effect
is as of a rich glow of light from behind the
canvas. The sweetness" and spirit of devotion so
characterlsUo of his work is very evident in this
picture. It was this Quality which made him
so successful a painter of feminine personages.
Seated at the organ, her face in profile, his
St. Cecilia gazes meditatively at the keys, as
she lightly touches them with her fingers.
A golden aureole surmounts her soft brown
hair, and a stem of white lilies, the symbol of
chastity, is seen at her left. Her dress is of
yellow satin, with sleeves of white and a brown
veiling, draped around her shoulders, is held in
place by a ruby mounted in gold and surrounded
by pearls. A gold-bordered violet drapery is
thrown across her arms and a red cloth drapes
the upper part of the organ. The tender senti
ment of the whole composition Impresses one.
The general subject is worked out In
chronological order, beginning with "Myth
and Enchantment," follbwed by "St. Ce
cilia," "The Composers," "Poets and He-
roes," "Youth and Love" and "Worship."
There is a useful bibliography and an in
dex to artists. There are thirty-three
good halftone reproductions of pictures
rather better writ
ten than is usually the case with produc
tions of this kind and very much better
staged. Moreover the cast is competent,
tho "Little Minerva," albeit a clever child,
should be in the nursery and not .upon the
stage. j, s. Lawrence.
-Mrs. Starr's Gardens of the Carlbbees
is a delightful story of a cruise in our
"American Mediterranean," a name by
which the Gulf of Mexico and the Carib
bean sea, whose waters mingle, are now
becoming known. Mrs. Starr writes with
the vivacity and sparkle of a young girl
who observes things and easily perceives
beauty or blemish. If she playfully dis
closes a vision of dirt and insanitation in
lovely Charlotte Amalie, the picturesque
capital of St. Thomas, she tells us with
alluring emphasis of the beauties of the
old town. If she sees human degrada
tion in Martinique, she grows enthusiastic
over the romantic atmosphere of St.
Pierre. She saw Martinique before the
cataclysm of 1902, and St. Pierre is to
her but a sadly sweet memory now. She
was in Santo Domingo during a brief in
terval between the insular revolutions,
and was charmed with the country God
made beautiful and which man chooses
to make a hell at* odd times. Coming
into San Juan, she found the passage
from the ancient fort on the headland to
the city beyond "a progression of delicious
sights and sounds." and the streets were
so clean "that even the trailer of skirts
might be forgiven, for once, her lack
of common decency." So thru the list
of beautiful tropical islandsemeralds in
blue settingsthis pleasant raconteur tells
us funny incidents, as well as portrays
all the beautiful things she saw, and one
closes the book with a sigh, - wondering
if the pleasant causeuse grew weary of her
own talk. Says Mrs. Starr: "Oh, these
comfortable American consuls of the trop-,
ics! They live among flowers and palms
arise late and go to their town offices
by noon then 'business' grows dull and
they bolt their offices at 3 or 4 o'clock
and take flight to a gardened home in
some cool mountain suburb, to rest from
the wearisome grind of diplomacy."
W various
A pretty story for young folks is Fran
ces Fox's Little Lady Marjorie, telling
about a dreadful storm off Old Mackinaw,
and how Peter McDougal took a little
baby who was rescued from a wreck and
brought her to his home with the name
"Marjorie" pinned on her shoulder. Long
afterward "Marjorie's" parents turn up,
but a good deal happens before that
happy time.
The children who read Mr. Hopkins'
The Sand Man will, no doubtwhich , eagerleyJ
s drama, nicely diluted containing new farm stories, h months.Mr. I t extended from hip to presentefd to th Prussiank goveTiment y
with genuine American humor and char- knows so well how to tell. Few books | with accommodating joints, and was worn the two Counts Muennich, descendants of
acterization, of which Mr. Murphy is the have portrayed old time life on the farm inside his trousers. Only a few of his the Russian field marshal of that name,
representative embodiment since the pass- and in the country so closely as "The Sand most intimate friends were aware that Frederick the Great of Prussia made a
mg of John T. Raymond and Sol Smith
Kussell. -
The attraction at the Metropolitan fer and encounter happenings which give
the entire week commencing next Sunday great variety to life. The book is well
evening will be the Walter Jones' Musical illustrated,
company in George V. Hobart's latest phe- j
nomenal success, "The Sleepy King," the
musical comedy which has created a most , %"
( Man." John and Charles are true types ' he had suffered so seriously as to require present of an estate to their ancestor in
0 f t n e
country lads who have their har-d such a contrivance. To one of his high-
jwork, there little tragedies and comedies strung temperament it must have been
Mr. EdwarwriteL"bstonenas Stratemeyer a conspicu- wo ?u
presented wnerTili?~has t has been I t is a
beautiful production and abounds in funny
scenes and situations. The music by G.
E. Conterno, revels In light, airy num
bers, and contains melodies to suit all
tastes, fr&m delightful, dreamy waltzes "to tVJL^ZJ^tr^Zi?
the catchv coon
i r tH-w ^iVi. ZL
attraction next week, starting with mati -
nee Sunday. The big company of fifty
nMel fs- 1 lo.
It Is the highest duty of the American scholar
in our new century to uphold not merely faith
in humanity, but also the special faith that
to our own nation has been given the mission to
lead the world toward o true conception of the
fellowship of man, that the new world has, in
deed, ' been divinely appointed "to redress the
balance of the old."
He closes with these ringing lines from
Browning, which can hardly be repeated
too often:
One who never turned bis back, but marched
breast forward, v" *
Never doubting clouds would break, -
Never dreamed, tho right were worsted, wrong
would triumoh.
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
sleep to wake.
The quarterly is full of good things
from an artiole on "The Symbolical
Drama" to one on "The Economic Value of
Dante Gabriel RossettiMasters in Art
for December is a Rossetti number con
taining fln6 reproductions of some of
Dante Gabriel Rossetli's work and a
sketch and appreciation of the artist.
The Only Chance of Democratic Success
"It lies in convincing the people that
Mr. Roosevelt is unsafe," says Harper's
Weekly for Dec. 19, adding: "There is no
other Issue in sight." The number con
tains paper III. on the "Influence of Or
ganized Labor "Upon the Cost of Living
and the Price of Food," and much other
interesting matter.
A Holiday Book NumberThat is the
designation The Independent for Dec. 17
wears. It would be a valuable guide to
one seeking to choose a Christmas pres
ent of a book from the deluge of books of
fered this fall. /
Facts for FinanciersIn the Manual of
Statistics Supplement for December there^
is an abundance and variety of useful in
formation for all whose interests make it
necessary to keep in close touch with the
financial and corporation activities of the
country. The affairs of more than three
score of the foremost railroad and indus
trial corporations of the country are pre
sented in statistical detail, the latest in
formation concerning their financial condi
tions and their operations being set forth
succinctly and yet comprehensively.
Wisdom of MethuselahAmong the
things to amuse readers of The Smart Set
for January are "The Maxims of Methuse-
lah," being the advice given by the pa
triarch in his 969th year to his great
grandson, Shem, in regard to women.
Here is a sample of Methuselah's wisdom
reported by Gelett Burgess:
1 say unto you: It is easier to find a
pet fly in a butcher's shop, than a woman
who can sharpen a pencil.
The magazine is up to its standard in
quantity and quality of "cleverness."
*y- ^ a conspicu-|
y &
MUSIC IN ART. By Luna May Ennis. Illus
rated with thirty-three half-tones. Boston:
1J. C. Page & Co. Minneapolis: N. Mc
a Cruise to the West Indies and the Spanish
Main. By Ida M. Starr. In two volumes.
Illustrated. Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Min
neapolis: N. McCarthy. Price $2.40.
garet Fox, author of "Farmer Brown and the
Little Birds," etc. Illustrated by E. B.
Barry. Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Minne
apolis: N. McCarthy. Price $1.20 net.
THE SANDMAN. More Farm Stories. By
W. J. Hopkins, author of "The Sandman: His
Farm Stories." Forty illustrations by Ada
Clendenin. Boston- I C. Page & Co. Min
neapolis. N. McCarthy. Price $1.20 net.
to Oregon for Fortune. By Edward S^rate
meyer author of "At the Fall of Montreal,"
etc. Illustrated by A. B. Shute. Bos
ton: Lee & Shepard. Great American In
dustries series. Price $1.
COLtTMBA. By Prosper Merimee, with intro
duction, notes and vocabulary by H. P. Wil
liamson of the University of Chicago. Chicago:
American Book company. Price 40 cents.
Verses by Miranda Powers Swenson. Boston:
The Gorham Press. Price $1.23.
Kolle. Boston: Richard G. Badger. The
Gorham Press. Illustrated in black and white.
Price $1.
An old Washington gentleman tells a
story which he overheard President Lin
coln repeat and which he believes has not
been published. During one of his busy
reception hours when the president was
talking first to one, then to another of the
many who filled the room in the White
House, a gentleman asked if any news
had been received from John Morgan,
whose Confederate cavalry were raiding
Kentucky* and Ohio. "We'll catch John
some of these days," replied Lincoln. "I
admire him, for he is a bold operator. H e
always goes after the mail trains, in order
to get information from Washington. On
his last raid he opened some mail bags
and took possession of the official corre
spondence. One letter was found from the,
war department to a lieutenant in Grant's
army it contained a captain's commission
for him. Right under the signature of A.
Lincoln the audacious Morgan wrote, 'Ap-
proved, John Morgan,' and sent the com
mission on its way. So there is one officer
in our army whose commission bears my
signature, with the approval of that dare
devil rebel raider."
An old familiar friend of James R.
Keene dropped into the famous operator's
office the other day and noticed that he
was in a mood almost "gay and chipper."
He hadn't seen the "old man" * so lively
since that burly massagist decorticated his
knee by wrenching off the patella. "Surely
it cannot be the market that makes you
so genial, active and optimistic," said the
visitor. He then noticed that Mr. Keene
in crossing his legs, as he invariably doe
whenever he sits, did not lift the injured
member up with both hands as he had
been doing for over a year, but performed
the act by the use of the leg muscles
alone. "Ah! Something has happened!
What have you" done with your lightning
rod?" Keene had just
r of s for boys, and rrouDie enougn to enuu mm to a
It if
- ,
the catch y coon , ., _ ,
_^ tion of Owern Webbh,b a young lumberman
A Salem, Mass., manethinks he has ha
trouble enough to entitle him to a divorce.
e- will delight It appears that his wife tore the signs
fclo . ,. D rd l ,_.,. ,i ,. ..KJ.t
his man, v readers , an there s no doub
that their seniors will find much that will
interest them. Drle Bradford's sturdy
manhood, his persistent honesty sfnd push-
fro hl g tore u t m hi te a something
thamt mads e hifmp ill, threw his clothes down
stairs, filled his shoetso witsh cold water, put
refuse In his overcoat pocket, threw water
over him as he went downstairs, put pep- 6 , A*,*
to him-the
admir.a T . , - ,
per in his bed, made him sleep in the at
tic, wouldn't do his washing, wouldn't
mend his clothes, made him darn his socks
and sew buttons on his shirts', spat on his
toast when he was getting his breakfast, . ., .. ,_ , - . . .
rocked a squeaky chair for hours at a tim^
ina ,
""* P'P mius wnose vo
,S naf nuaI
____ _ j per-maklnng purposes, makes heavy?"*-- in
At the DPWPV +h wpot Te
company is putting on a program which Kft,?'Sf*.**
WO d
1 "3Uvy * i the.
tha1t business by the pulp
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The heroes ulti
VM S?^ " *
the coldest
t A
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d silence fol-e nary." She saw it, and met the heroine. ?
That one aditional laborer be employed - ,
in the bathroom of the house during the
fifty-eighth congress." There was a sigh liam Morton Payne tells us what it is in
of relief on the republican side, followed The International Quarterly, December-
by a laugh'all aarounuV -. - | March.. U j?ut It in summing up, thus ,
to go to bed at 7 p. m. to keep warm, and
finally she rubbed a butcher's knife over
his neck and threatened to blow out his
brains. ? i-' ' * T*
1 Z W,M^ L f ^ ? hiVf I ^,
clothes, wouldn t le him have a fire on
Merimee's name is on
of thee most
on the register
the "immortals" of they FrencCorsicad h Aca
, _ , . , ,
immortal of the Frenc h Acad-e O n that terrific stagemet afart,o
cm ^ -
H1 s Colomba , a stor of-a n Where burning towns the footlights are
O languid audience, Seds
x _ . The last act of the tragedy S'l ,/*'
with his r Lydia , '
d wanted to see something "extraordf- Round the arena, Rome of old
M1Ie - Colomba. who is necessarily the soul gQ, with a calm regard, she eyed, "J^
v -The Duty of the American ScholarWil
a SJ^\heebb"oflife's red tide. ^
-i1-- ^ e r go eou
Why the Intellectuality of the Pipestem*
Legged Dude Does Not Show Off Well --
at the Bal Poudre in Knee Breeches 1W
Editor Wells' Backbone Likely to Get %,
a Concussion In the Reprehensible Po
sltlon Taken toy Dr. Parkhurst on -
RUM. - - ^
George Ade wouldn't go to the bal
poudre because he had to wear knee
panties, thus rendering too conspicuous
the trim elegance of his lower extremities.
Mr. Ade is right. We plpestem-legged^
dudes may be intellectual giants, but we
don't shine in knee breeches.
Dr. Parkhurst says he never hesitates
to take a glass of brandy or wine when
he thinks he needs it. We do not car*'
to hear the opinion of Editor Wells of
our steamed contemporary, Backbone, on,
this frightful state of mind. W e violate
no confidence in stating that Backbone
is for prohibitionnot that kind that
keeps it away from the other feUow while
you have it in the cellar yourself, but
for straight-out, front-door prohibition
that carrienations the liquid damnation
wherever it is found. Editor Wells draws
no lines. All liquor Is rum to him, no
matter what its name. Ten-year-old
Kentucky Pepper whisky laid down in
wood and blackberry brandy full of
salicylic acid look just alike to Mr. Wells,
and he is proud of it. He would as
quickly take a carbolic cocktail as a
Manhattan one. A mint julep he would
regard with the same abhorrence as he
would look upon the Accuser of the Breth
Holding these views, as we know he
does, we are able to formulate a shrewd
guess as to the position Brother Wells
will take on Brother Parkhurst's stand
in favor of dark red booze "when he
thinks he needs it."
We shall open our Backbone next week
with trembling apprehension of the light
nings of fiery invective and of the solenm
thunders of denunciation and warning
that will circle about the devoted head
of Dr. Parkhurst. W e fear the worst.
Thirty-six master plumbers of Pittsburg
have decided to go into overalls and to
do their own plumbing. The journeymen
plumbers are all out on strike for a million
dollars a day and pie, and the master
plumbers have decided to take one delayed
building at a time and to do their own
work. Besides this, they will not charge
time for stopping to expectorate on the
Some of the brethren are inclined to
poke fun at Brother Bok of the Ladies'
Home Journal. A s long as Mr. Bok is
carrying a million circulation with an
advertising rate without any blowholes
in it, he can afford to smile at all such
The prominence of Colon and Panama
has brought out a new drink in New
York called "the isthmian highball." As
a corroder of the inner membrane it has
no equal.
The foolish man asks his wife if she
would like an automobile in her Christ
mas stocking, but the wise man salth
nothing but buyeth diamonds.
Rock Island has just built a non-Car
negie library. Isn't that a waste of city
Cardinal Espinos has left the Bank of
Spain $10,000 to be paid as a premium
to the first Spanish general who will land
and make a successful lodgment in the
United States and avenge the defeat of
1898. That bank has one fund that is cer
tainly good for a million years unless the
cashier's hand slips.
The Elk Point, S. D., Leader gives a
fine example of a Yankeeized Bohemian
dialect that Is fairly well known in some
parts of the northwest. A farmer was
having some trouble to get somebody to
"tresh" his grain. Relating his troubles,
he says: "Ai olwas mak' good ta ebery
boda, boota, ba jing, ebery boda ain't al
was mak' good ta me. Al len ma hayrack
an' ba jing, Ai have go git 'un ebery
time. AI change work en ha'in, boota, ba
jing, do koom an halp me when Ai'm ol
ready? Nit! Ai olwas ba good man ta
nabors, bully. Wen Al hav boss yob
trashin' Ai oil koom an say: 'Pete, Ai
lak bully ta poun* out that fine yob fer
you.' Ai lets um an tha mak putta nigh
$100. Ba jing, tha asks fer the money
'fore tha pull 'way the mascheen. Pete's
a hal good faller w'en tha wants any
thing at'im it's Pete this an* Pete that
but w'en the water spoils his crop don't
eny body necerize Pete then. Boota, ol
the same, Al mak good any way an Al
guess Ai won't lose any more sleep 'en
some Oder peoples."
"Scotty" Mickle, whose real name 1*
Adam Mickle, has been a hostler in Spen
cer, Iowa, for many years. During this
time he has drawn $15 a month and board,
and has been quite contented. Several
months ago a Spencer banker, never able
to let well enough alone, read an item in
some newspaper stating that a wealthy
Australian had died without relatives and
that the estate was about to revert to
the crown. The name of the man, Mickle,
reminded that banker of the fact that
"Scotty" had said that some members
of his family had gone to Australia when
he came to this country, since which time
he had lost all track of them.
The banker accordingly wrote the au
thorities in Australia and established
"Scotty's" right to the estate.
How would you like to have a ten-ton
rock like that fall off the courthouse tower
and hit you while you were on your way
to church? A. J. R.
THEY SUE FOR $20,000,000
d th
A remarkable claim for 4,000.000. the
origin o whiche goes bac to the middleb
1741 for the latter's good offices in bring
ing about a favorable treaty with Russia.
Count Muennich himself refused to accept
it. Frederick the Great transferred the do
nation to the field marshal's son, who,
however, died shortly after returning to
Russia from abroad, and never took pos
session. Before leaving Prussia, be ob
tained from King Frederick William the
written promise that a payment of 312.000
"Albertthalers" would be made to him.
The descendants now come forward with
a claim for this jsum, plus compound In
terest. The proofs which will be pro
duced are said to be absolutely indis
putable*. _ ..
f- '
ce "
ry- an,d i_ n
v Apparently there were schools of short
so that he often had
to anriov him nut erease on hiT SnndVv
Egypt. A recently discovered papyrus, ac-
c_Trd7ny t o - th e i^don chronicle, wasana contract between a shorthand teacher d
a man who wished one of his slaves to ac
quire the art. The fee was 120drachmae, 40
to be paid on apprenticeship, 40 at the end
of a year, and the balance when the slave
was proficient. Shorthand writing was
then presumably not so easy of attain
ment as it is now. Among the other docu
ments of the Oxrhynchus Papyri is the ac
count of a fatal accident, and of the body
of the victim being examined by the cor
oner of the day, in company with a public
physician. That dates back to the sec
ond century of our era, in which, judg
ing by other discoveries, the formal invi
tations to dinner might be literal render
ings of ours at the present time.
v - fe' -
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Splasherdg^witsh the. bloodmillion-pearled. of half the world.
High was her glory's noon as yet
She had not dreamed her sun had set!
Another's pangs she counted naught uy
Of human hearts she took no thought *^
But God, at nightfall,, in her ear
Thundered His thought exceeding clear.
Wilham Watson, in Living Ac*
Most people dread baldness: hence, says
Victor Smith in the New York Press, the
world is full of hair restorers and wig
makers. The rule is, once a wig always a
wig. It is a mistake for a man to begin
wearing one out of vanity at an early
age, because be will never have sufficient
, courage to leave it off after 40.

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