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ps. ,V'i LUCIAN SWIFT, I J. S. MeLAIN, 1f*',\ MANAGER. EDITOR. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY MAIL. One month $0.85 Three mouths 1.00 Saturday Eye. edition, 28 to 86 pages 1.50 Delivered by Carrier. One week : Scents One month 35 cents All papers are continued until an explicit order is received for discontinuance, and until all arrearages are paid. THE JOURNAL is published every evening, except Sunday, at 47-40 Fourth Street South, Journal Building, Minneapolis. Minn. i It The Good of an 111 Wind. One of the good sides of the reces sion of the speculative boom and the effect it has had on the substantial business interests of the country is the chill it has given to the enthusiasm for worshiping captains, of industry and lords of finance. Plerpont Mor gan is not a tenth so great a man to the American people as he was a year ago. The humblest citizen would scarcely walk a block now to gaze upon Charles M. Schwab. W e are no longer terrified by announcements of new trusts and consolidations. Over powering success in business and col ossal fortunes do not make us fall down and worship as they did. "We be gin to realize that there are other kinds of success in life than the amassing of riches, and that the talent for .acquisition is not the only ad mirable talent vouchsafed to mankind. , W e have a better point of view of human life than we had a year ago. The hlg man In front does hot obscure the whole procession. The man who hasn't wealth and probably never will have it , does not feel so insignificant as he did some months ago. The man of wealth is not "swelled up" as heif was when he was attending captains of-industry dinners and read praise of himself in every publication that came before him. The change in the point of view has even affected commercial publications. A Short time ago a New Tork financial publication had a stirring editorial on the false conception of success in life which makes everything depend ent on the heaping up of a pile. Last week our own Commercial West went so far I n its meditations on the error of following the nimble dollar too sedulously as to declare that amang men ambitious to pile a p wealth there exists a most wasteful disregard for future good. I t says that many a man has wasted a friend to save a dolla r, and continues: And if he gets the dollars what has he? He, has the biggest house and the biggest automobile in his ward the biggest wed ding for his daughter the biggest head ache after the ball, and the biggest bill of expense. For this eminence he has put hjmself beyond the companionship of his neighbors. Men will not chum wi th men into whose eyes they cannot look at a level and men striving to be above all the r4t cannot chum with a ny one. J After this the writer quotes Brown ins and refers hopefully to the life Jieyond. \ Truly, adversity has its uses. l Joseph Chamberlain understands very Well that in thes*e days a political move rrtent that is not well supplied with fund s! ra'ieht as well not trv to move. His tariff njignt as *eu no . tiv. e Chinewould like to see tne l es s rfeform league has a subscription list tnat - - .... . ., , .. . already yields $700,000 a year, besides ir - regular donations.. A lot of public opinion efcji be created by the expenditure of $|00,000 a year. If the advocates of reci-\ procity with Canada had that much money - t spend, congress would soon take no tjbe. Looking Southward.. ' \ The Manufacturers' Record presents s|m figures* of- industrial develop ment in the south that go to prove ttiat a considerable population move ment is setting in from the north to the south. ..'"'' # During the last fiscal year, the in dustrial department of the Illinois (fentral reports, 206 new industries, f&ving employment to more than 10,- 000 persons, were established along its T-TUESDAY EVENING, lines. Of these, 74 are In the heart of Mississipp i. In. tlie same period there were sold to farmers along the line of the Southern railway 2,270,018 acres of land. I n the same territory, more than -1*6,000 new buildings were erected at a cost of more than $26,- 000,000. V. '..-" '" - j-:V.W''- /:" If social conditions in, the south were better, there is no doubt that there would be a n immense Immigra tion from the north. White people do not like to settle among negroes when they can settle among whites, and they do not like the intolerance of the south, which still punishes with social ostracism the person who does not think and believe with the ma jority on all questions that are sup posed to affect the south in a peculiar manner. ( New York Office, M. LEE STARKE, J Tribune Building. Mgr. General Advg. "l ShicRKo Ofnce, I Tribune Building. s $ WASHINGTON BUREAU. W. W, Jermano, Chief of Washingrion Bureau, 901-902 Colorado Building. North western visitors to Washington invited to make use of reception room library, sta tionery, telephone and. telegraph facilities. Canttal location Fourteenth and O streets arw. . Assuming that the business interests of the country are practically unanimous in their . opposition to President Roosevelt^ Harper's Weekly remarks that only thx-ee candidates for the presidenoy thus op - posed have ever been elected. They were Jefferson, Lincoln and Jackson. Each would have been defeated, says the Weekly, if . And another "if" will make Roosevelt the fourth exception. B y the way, Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln make pretty good company. : 4 TRAVELERS ABROAD Will find The Journal'on file as follows: ' LONDONI*. S. Express Co., 89 Strand. American Express Co., 8 Waterloo Place. DENMARKU. S. Legation. PARISEagle Bureau, i rue Oatubon. Residents visiting Paris can,have their mail or telegrams sent care of this Bureau and the same will be for warded to them or held for their arrival. AN INVITATION" is extended to all to visit the Press Room, which is the finest in the west. The battery of presses consists of three four deck Goss Presses, with a total capacity of 144.000 eight-page Journals an hour, printed, folded and counted". ' The best' time to call is Irom 3:15 to 4:30 p. m. Inquire at the business office and be directed to the visitors' gallery of lh Press Room. The Great -OP T H Great Northwest Average Daily Circulation of THE JOURNAL For the month of November, ^ Only 2-CENT Daily I n Minneapolis. REMEMBER, all this circulation I s the 5 o'clock edition, which is deliv ered directly to the homes. Al l the members ot 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. The Wheat Figures. T o the business interests of the northwest, about the most interesting bit of news, in the papers to-day will be the government's estimate of the wheat yield of 1903. The total wheat crop is put a t 687,- 000,000 bushels, which is 88,000,000 bushels less than the previous esti mate, and 83,000,000 bushels less than the 1902 crop as compiled by the gov ernment. Altho this year's crop is the fourth largest in the country's his tory, it is more than 100,000.000 bush els less than the great crop of 1901. Last year's crop practically ranked with that of 1898 as t he second largest the country has ever produced. The significan ce of the difference between this year's crop and last is brought out by the statement that, taken with the falling off in the Cana dian crop, the decrease is equal to the entire wheat crop of Argentina last year. According to the government's final figures, the three great spring wheat states, Minnesota and the Dakotas, have produced this year 173.000,000 bushels of wheat as compared with 187,000,000 last yearand there was scarcely enough to go around then, and fancy prices -were paid for cash wheat toward the end of the year. According to the government fig ures, Minnesota has raised 10,000,000 bushels less wheat this year than las t, South Dakota 3,000,000 more, and North Dakota 8,000,000 less. , With the visible, supply of wheat in the United States 14,000,000 bushels less than a year ago, the outlook seems good for high prices in wheat. The article from the St. Paul Globe, re ferred to in these columns yesterday, will be found on this page to-day. Chinese Acquiescence. * The Chinese foreign office yesterday yielded to the persuasive tones of the Russian minister a t Peking, and Lien Fang declared China would be satis fied with a settlement which would' leave Russia in possession of'Mam churia, according to the terms of the Russo-Chinese treaty, while Japan would retain her treaty rights in Korea, the condition being that neither power would attempt to ob by* tain further advantages in either country. I t is noticeable that, when Lien Fang asked M . Paul Lessar when Russia would evacuate Manchuria, that wily diplomat, who beats even Count Ignatieft at diplomacy, of the mendacious kind, said the weather was "too cold" for the operation, and Russia's interests would be jeopardized evacuation took place pending ne^ gotlatlons with Japan. Having practically recognized the logic of Russia's actual occupation of Manchuria, the Chinese foreign office need not worry about the date of evacuation. Russia is not going to evacuate a territory acquired after half a century of approach. Paul Lessar, the RusBian minister, has done more in personal service to push Russia's eastward movement, than most of the men whose names ara prominently connected with it . China, consenting to a situation that Russia has made, is painfully lacking in heroes to st ir u p Chinese patriotism and fight the battle for independence. She has no David to resist the Russian Philistines, and the ot,her western powers who are waiting to nartitlon what Russia leaves of i that line. A thye tariff parasites ar! Th Ferris productionbyof "An Innocent r-v^o- n n Wflnnerheir to lead the Chma, no ISCanaerDeg XO leaa tne people to action, as that hero- led the Black Mountaineers against the Turksn o Tell to light the fires of lib erty. Even China's secret organiza tions, like the Boxers, possess only a n insane desire to drive foreigners out of China by fire and sword, and offer no substitute for trie existing order, bad as it is, but chaos. The man for the hour does not appear in China. Her Tartar conquerors would like to save what remains of their conquest j o f gom e two centuries ago. The na- againss t robbery of an unjust and un- other small coin, the whole mass weighing . tfv rhin ^see toratlon o- f the Ming dynasty, which was displaced by the Tartar dynasty of Tsing. '_.'. ' " What will happen i oslikel to be the mainenance of her natna traitions and policy as to Korea by Japan, who will irrevocably stand firmly for her Korean interests. She is sending troops there now- She has taken control of the railway from Fusan to the Korean, capital, Seoul.. Fusan, on the Korean Strait, looks di rectly across the strait to the shores of Japan. Protected by her navy, Japan can ferry her troops to Fusan, and thence by rail, place them in the heart of Korea for distribution where needed most. N o joint ownership of Korea AvithR,ussia for Japan. ltussiu is finding out that a .third u e L,lt : mauitcuan^c sxm * d J3i J t SW&* /a: t \i m THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUENAL. " - W ." W ' - ' of a century of contact with western natio ns has given Japan an assertive will of her own, and that while the Chinese statesmen are flaccid inverte- brates',- the statesmen of Japan can not:fee. beguiled by the . misleading artificialities of diplomatic phrasing. PattT wears a new gown at every con cert. Her patrons ought not to-complain of prices, - , ^ - A Democratic Symposium. "Of cojurse the appearance of ex Presiedent Cleveland, booked for a speech, at the big democratic dinner to be given in New York next Monday evening, has no further political signi ficance than that, as the Nestor of his party, he is expected to give it his maturest views on the questions now agitating the democracy. Indeed, the venerable ex-president is announced to speak:on the Panama treaty apd the tariff..-He will appear in a strictly auS.-. visory capacity Colonel Bryah will not be there as h e will leave England after his rapid swing round the Euro pean circle ori Wednesday, and will not be able to reach New York Monday. Bryan is said to have moderated his antagonism toward a reorganization of the discordant democracy. H e has done his best to keep the party in dis cord. Some people call him a mar plot. There is no doubt, however, that the colonel has acted on his convic tions and has been conscientious. The trend of events and the failure of his formerr predictions, embody logic enough to make any fair-minded statesman revise his former policies. I t may be expected that the post prandial eloquence a t the coming dem ocratic dinner, will be somewhat free from the artificial rhetoric common on such occasions. The orators ought to be careful, if they have real respect for their party, to avoid indorsing Gor man's and Williams' denunciations of the Panama treaty, and antagonizing tne Panama canal, an enterprise which, the southern democracy, by a large, majority, are anxious to have actual ized. Gorman has already burned his fingers fooling with the subject. The symposium of "next Monday may toe ex pected t p convey intimations, a t least, of the contents of the next national democratic platform. Mr. Cleveland has of late been unfortunate in dealing out advice to his party. The position of a rejected mentor is far from being a fascinating one. V? .'T I t is pretty certain that the agricultural department will not be charged with un derestimating' the wheat cropat least, not up in this neck of' the woods. For the Secular School. W e referred disapprovingly a few days ago to the demand made by Archbishop Quigley of Chicago, for the, maintenance of what might be call ed Catholic public schools at the expense of the governi-ent. I t is our opinion that a a large portion of the Catholic population of the United States is opposed to the establishment of sectarian schools a t public expense. W e are, fft^areforej, glad ..to. find out-r spoken opposition to Bishop ^TitgieT^ recent revival of an old idea, in the Chicago Citizen, which is edited by John FvFinerty.-- The Citizen thus puts the argument for purely secular schools: W e believe in the American nonseo tarian public school, and we believe in educating the youth of all races side-by side, so that they may grow up as friends, trusting each other not as enemies, sus picious of one another. W e believe it would be a fatal mistake to have the American public schools run, or controlled, ecclesiastics of any creed. A s it stan ds the Catholic, the Protestant, the Dissenter, the Jew and the Confucian drink at the same deep fountain of knowl edge. All have their separate religious Instruction where It properly belongsin the church, the temple and the Sunday school. If the latter is not provided by a ny particular church, the fault lies with the church, not -with the state, the parents or the children: - ,-. The public school, free from sec tarian influences, is the great agent of toleration and liberalism, and t he vic torious foe of .bigotry and prejudice. I t is the most powerful element in the assimilation and Americanization of immigrants. I t would not be such if religious differences were to be recognized in its organization. T o keep the youth of the land in separate schools at public expense would be to spend public funds to divide and weaken the state. Well, if Japan and Russia must fight we suppose -we'll have to feed their armies. And we won't charge, more than an-ex orbitant profit. .. JL'' A DEMOCRATIC VIEW procitvy andv thee violatothof r its ownof pledges made, in the name of that policy. I t is court, in New York, a few weeks ago who wise and right for democracy to accept the had among her belongings a heavy bundle . issue. The democratic would like to see the re- nec , esa rthet / arift ram of reciprocity. can be made in it, by using the battering i ,__... . a-te a certain on the Bowerythe with a utility of This is particularly true with reference ^i to our neighbors on the north W e are. Cti n*,. i ~i Cana a aboudt to lose our enormously valuable Ca A ~n~-r , ** xr,.Qi0o v.-!l, countr y an d farther aw ay from us in all nadian trade, and, mo re than that, to see ~ ' " " " " to the woman's credit of over $1,000. It-I our relations, if we are not prepared trade privileges in her markets! American interest would suffer ther __ _ Yet you could no more get a reciprocity s treaty with Canada thru a republican con-j gress than you could get a republican con -vention to nominate a democrat for pres- } her caseo. ident This is a great democratic opportunity. Tariff reform, is the popular demand of the day. I t can be scheduled under the! reciprocity .issue, and the. bad faith of1 successive republican administrations will itself be a powerful democratic ally. Le t us wage a hot fight along this line for the welfare of the people and the expansion of trade, that arc both visibly connected in t the 4 recip,rocity policy. fehe public amind .with the-tfurtheF-mg-of-jhowever ..at, a., loss fat-paeans, of trans portation. z#, t&X %^^Mk^^i4^J^ii^^i:^f^4j', Jfeftuie&Sn V ^j^kl6t^:.1iA^&^^MS^ MINNESOTA POLITICS Democratic Weekly of Fergus Falls Punc tures the "Embalmed Beef" Issue . Dan Gunn "Mentioned" for Railroad CommissionerThe Latest Political Fantasy, from Northfield. .:'. Wheelock's Weekly, the organ of the Fergus Falls democracy, knocks out the silly "embalmed beef" issue in one round. The bourbon editor saya: "The anti-administration papers are' gregate experience of individuals. H e writing untruths with cheerful reckless- emphasises the experimental side of life about the corned beef episode at the does not believe that the theory of evo- Fergus Falls hospitai whioh resulted in the lution explains everything and believes temporary illness of a number of patients, that to postulate that our knowledge is The affair was not of great importance, hopelessly relative and in reality "unknow- and had no serious effects. The corned able" is weak, the "unknowable" being a beef is the sa me thing that is being used strange term to apply to that which we weekly at the hospital, and it is perfectly know so much about. The liberalizing good beef. Yet in order to make points work of the nineteenth century Indulged against the administration it is represent- in "pale negations" and people are getting ed that the board' of control""was "wnfully tired, of the negative critics, 'Who have negligent In the matter, and that hundreds given the -world no reasonable "new de- of patients were seriously ill. this paper parture." Natur e, he argues, cannot be is. not exactly an administration defender, understood alone, as its unity is not in it- bu't such.startling deviation^-frphi accu- self, but in the divine order in which it racy on the part of thet,ntfs -ness of "the road" has proved equally valuable to the managers and the 'artists. The conceit of a . drowsy regent, who turns his kingdom over to a prime min ister in order to secure sufficient sleep "in the royal woodshed" is a guarantee of humorous material, .^v,hile the romantic element is sufficiently'assured by the cir cumstance that the Princess Nesca, who is to be "auctioneed off to the highest bidder" among neighboring royalties, pre- St. Paul Globe. The republican party has not carried the reciprocity idea into effect. I t negotiated homely atmosphere and a few treaties of minor importance in the strong hea rt interesting first instance, in order to persuade the plentiful supply of good ^omedy. people that it was doing something along I , mor e hampereds the grow more exactinge . Sinneer " was witnessed a large and ap- T, ^ ^ +v,,. Tm n* v,* rm thte nreeiative midieneA at tho T.vcwim-h Just as they will not now permit the preciative audience at the Lyceum last slightest modification-In'-ther most unjus evening . Ther e will be schedule of the entire tariff act, so they day afternoon. have issued orders that reciprocity is to go. No treaty or other arrangement in - volving concessions for the benefit of trade can go thru congress. Even our promise the leading roles in "Graustark," at the to Cuba was broken until years of agita tion had forced a tardy and partial ful fillment. The republican party _staitcls, therefore, to-da conictd.as e enemy reci _ _ kind of occupancy a few days ago, fire fers, 'insteadTto. follow into "the land of j Arcadia a young""troubadour, Strephon, whose yoie.e and face she loves. Walter Jones, the sleepy King Ozo, re gent of Rurafania, has a somewhat better grasp of comical opportunities. ^ H e was'' handicapped last night" with hoarseness. H e was efficiently, aided by J3dd Redway, tJaL& -^Oermati^American ''-^iiaitv.eler 3Picltl-lan..Company.) sauer, whoso r'g mad:e frequent hits. - whi ch this'little soubrette is famous. . The soprano of Missj^Catherine Linyard as Princess N^sca, and'the One of the big musical successes of re cent years. "The Chaperons," is receiving enthusiastic reception at the Bijou this week- i -A..matinee -will b^given to-morrow, and there will be a special performance New Year's day at 3 o'clock.. ,-J. While the new sensational eomedj-, "Lighthouse by the Sea " which opens at the Bijou next Sunday, has many thrilling scenes, it is said to be invested with a to- contain a story, with a A woman was .arraigned for begging an d vagrancy in the Essex market police party. stands as th on i y hope and salvatiotn of the country which were found over $70 in pennies and tie d in a large colored: handkerchief, In mor e V th an fifteen pounds. This, accord- j J ha t waU can_best_bee brok e.n down ,-or at least serious breaches in g t o the woman's own story.she had col- , - brought closer to the mother- cte d i n NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD Relation of Man to the Universe As Shown by the Empirical Methods'The -'Old Corner Bookstore ScorchedBishop Hurst's Library to Be SoldFujture. j yWork by' Helen Keller. ^Jf ' :''$$$'''-. H. W. Dresser, in his Man and the Div in e Order,,-in nineteen essays endeavors to show the relation of man to the uni verse, thru the empirical method, the a g- : make. it nee- ! fulfils an organic ideal. Its life is a mani- essary to protest. : All that is' necessary festation of the supreme life from -which to condemn the state administration Is all activities spring, and nature is a phase the plain truth. Why not stick to facts? I of the spiritual life wherein cer - ) tain divine forces are objectively work- The redoubtable Dan Gunn of Grand ing out the thought of God. The author Rapids is the latest to be mentioned for reviews the methods of Emerson, Berk- railroad and warehouse commissioner. If eley, Leibnitz, Spinoza, Plato and others this keeps up the eighth district will have and, thruout, argues that the divine order nearly as ma ncounty. y candidates for state office declares its own and makes known it as Hennepi n - The Northfield News is earning its repu tation as the Munchausen of .Minnesota politics with such statemen ts as this: "The latest rumor in a political line is that Collins' forces have formed an alli ance with Judge Mills, who is a candidate for railroad commissioner. That is an en vironment that ought to hurt Judge Col lins as much as the gubernatorial and board of control environments." And yet the proprietor of the News ac cuses the city newspapers of giving out "political misinformation." A combina tion between Collins and Heatwole would be as probable as one between Collins and Mills,-, .. --..'- - ' - v -,., The Lakefield Standard says: "A year ago the administration organs were raising the same objections to Dr . Babcock's candidacy for speaker that they are to Mr. Dunn's candidacy for governor. The appointments made by Dr. Babcock convicted' his opponents of being dema gogues. History seems liKely to repeat iRelf." Does the Standard refer to the appoint ment of the railroad committee? Charles B. Cheney. A T THE THEATERS Metropolitan"The Sleepy King." Some improvement has been made in this production since it was launched a few months ago, . The current perform ance is rather more attractive- than that seen at the Metropolitan last fall. Th e music has been rearranged and augmented and the book especially has been revised. New jokes have been provided for the comedians, new "business" for the lead ing performers. The practical experience own consistency.laws Th e chapters on "Cons - structive Idealism," "The Idea of God," "The Spiritual Vision." are among the most forcible in the volume. twcorner o weeks," seated on curb j ^ at e i n her lap. And still more interest--l successr in life proves nothing either one in g wa s th e boo k o f saV Herewith T h e Journal gives a pic ture of the "Old Corner Bookstore" (which is now a bookstore no more), one of the literary landmar ks of Boston. The old building well nigh ceased,being fit for any breakin & out in the upper story and threatening to destroy the structure. Th e people on the lower floor did not know the building was in flames, until the fire laddies and their apaprat us were at the door. The _ ^nZ^T^Two^SotTs SJ! the Place and the People." (TheMacMil- .. ' . ^ ' .' :.roUingf " C :-x :.- Miss Nellie, O'Neill,.As Airy,.Ann, the female agent, for airships, was a decided favorite. Perha ps the most welcome num ber, on the musical program was her "O CT toroon'Lady." She was recalled time and again to exhibit the .acrobatic dancing for1 Interest as to what disposition would eventually be made of the remarkable col lection of books, manuscripts and auto graphs formed by the late Bishop John F . Hurst of the Methodist Episcopal church has been great. The bishop was for years one of the most persistent book hunters in America. There are no less than 225 different works which come under the category of "Franklin Imprints," and over 600 works on the Indian languages of America in the collection. N o phase of book collecting has more substantial grounds th an the present demand for "association books," and in this connection it may be stated that the Hurst collection contains over a dozen different titles representing works that came from the book shelves of George Washington. On e of the gems is the original manuscript of Poe's "Tamerlane." Nearly all the more noted American au thors are represented in manuscript. Th e Anderson Auction company of 5 West I'wenty^ninth street, New York, has been selected as the auctioner to conduct this sale, which is scheduled for either March or April next. t barytone of the Strephon, George Flske were admired, particularly in their duet,. "Sweetheart of Mine." Other numbers encored were "Gloriana" and "Mamie," by Picklesauer's four statuesque daughters "Sweet Six- teen," by Nesca. and. 'chorus "Captain Kidd," by Ozo and chorus the male quin tet, ''Reuben Redbreast)" and "If I, Were Mr. Morgan." The last named selection, entrusted to Ozo, Picklesauer and the Goat, brought forth one of the most ap plauded impersonations, that of the goat by Dave Abrahams, who was alsq the owl. Another valuable, feature was the song "In Missouri," with dance, by Ozo, Ann, Picklesauer and one of the daughters. Not only is the scenery picturesque, but the costumes, as was observed at the earlier performance, are both varied and brilliant. Th e ample chorus is pretty, especially, of course, the show girls,' and the choral singing answers all demands. A. valuable report of the Illinois free employment offices accompanies the Illi nois Labor Bureau's Report on coal pro duction and inspection in that state. I n 1902 84 per cent of those applying for help were given positions, and the methods of the employment offices embody helpful suggestions for such work in other states. Foyer Chat. Next week at the Metropolitan will re introduce "Ben-Hur." Th e company is, with one or two slight alterations, the same that appeared here last season.. while the production, from a scenic and mechanical standpoint, is exactly the same. ... zine, o usuallyMaga- ac Helen Keller has agreed to contribute pointed to investigate the affairs ancl man- counted beyond the ken of people afflicted as she is. a serieLondon, s of sionary work. One cannot read a number band-box,. flat and going to farming. ings ba ., -r _ , _u . (who are conscientiously, ansdaffecting intelligentley! The College Course Agaln--The ques- performing their duties. . The committee tion of the best thingesW t^ o include m a 'SciencTe i o fcollege c DECEMBER course is answered to the satlsfac tion of onePerson, J.._. o ! disclosure made by a bank , Monthly for January. Professor ! Joh n " St nshowinSyracuse. k in N knowsdepends,th that e qualitie-s ont whic sue-- Y., in hear possession , g an account. appeared also that the woman had three man'"appear no t unti , he r ev ce ^ are inborn Professoh r Stev en, an a distinct institution for deal- i Are in my lady's eyes, I trow *.- fcns?nt hoardings were disclosed . woul d ev n a poli c'e cou t shyste r tiike u p .-THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX sum ! ougn when "arraignedfiri court that-' , . 1 an New York Sun. Oedipus had just solved the riddle of the Sphinx. * "' "The way to make her talk." he ex in plained, "is to get her to .the opera," Triumphant in his discovery, he was. d a t fh 29 , IOOS. interesting for its generous offerings of I outdoor life literature, its chief interest for Minhesotans is in Mr. Whitney 's an nual size-up of American football, in which the Minnesota team is ranked fourth. There are some of us who won't be satisfied wi th even that high ranking, but coming from the east, it is a very sa t isfactorysompiiment If we had had a ny :par.ln- tfce doujgs ofiihe Minnnesota team wfe : woulf be likely" to think of buying a somewhat larger hat. There are some thrills, in "Beating the Wind on a Tobog gan ^ ^"the""leading article h r the number. But for Minnesotans the title seems a bit misleading. illustrations of the article are little like the "real thing" toboggans which Min- j ^ Kelly nesotans used to takS such delight in in j hinting that we dim d not enjoy slaughter the old days of the St. Paul ice palaces. Tale of London "Smart Set""Doreen," \ had tile tlooa,-lus in hies heart ana all by Edgar Fawcett ,which appears as the that he needed was to have it stirred up. . complete novel of Lipplncott's Magazine He told of the killing of deer, but we still for January, is a tale of smart London so- insisted that we could not see wherein ciety which is drawn with the pen of a lying In wait for a beautiful and innocent habitue. There is a melodramic plot, i animal and deliberately murdering It was whjch keeps the reader on tne qui viva "sport." till the end. Doreen is an orphan taken 1 if that is "sport" then why isn't choking up by, Lord and Lady .Brightlingsea by the baby to death also pleasurable, reason of her resemblance to their dead No. C. C. may choose his fun and we daughter. She narrowly escapes being the victim of a plot to destroy her beauty, j hatched by the sister of an unsuccessful J ziola, the French writer who died re- suitor and an aunt who hated her mother cently was a lover of animals. H e was and whose advances she had rejected.' Marie "Van Vorst, the author to wh om strain about a lost dog: the president addressed his famous letter! "Why is it that the sight of a lost dog on race suicide, has in the magazine a i delightful Christmas story called "The the heart? Why does his misery provoke Lady and the Property." A plea for a national theater by Professor A. Schinz of Bryn Mawr college is another of the j number's features. , recollection of this lost dog haunt me wi th a sort of despair? I And myself wonder- What Is in SuggestionIn Suggestion ' for January the following subjects are discussed: "Physical Progress," "Triumphs in Attaining the Physical Ideal," "A Phrenological Study," "The Great Psychological Crime," "Oppor tunity," "Tho Tissue Salts." "Osteopathic Medical Legislation. '* "Roycroft Philosophy." 'The Higher Law." "Mineral Water Scrmon- ette," "The New Captain of the Men of Death." articlen s THE MAGAZINES The Mind of a Horse."The supreme virtue of a horse is neither logic nor mem ory nor curiosity. I t is an exquisite deli cacy of perception. This is what distin guishes a horse from a mule or an ox, and this is what makes him interesting to handle, interesting to study and dif ficult to understand. * * * "The "horse Juvenile Delinquents in the City bf New is a mind reader." Now there is some- York." I t has been largely supported by thing for your man fond of country life state appropriations, and because of be-j The air. is white with snowflakes clinging, to study. He may find the facts on which ing a city institution, it has escaped the | Between the gusts that come and go the above generalizations are made in last the January number of Country Life m America. I n the sa me number under the 3a matine e Turs- Lyceum. PROFITABLE BEGGING heading "Country Hom es of Famous receiving girls and boys under the same Americans" is an article on Whittier-'s management the report says: "Experience Haverhill home, with fine halftones of V Commencing next Sunday evening Dick Ferris and Grace Hayward will appear in exteriors and interiors. Then there is something to make the duck hunter's eyes institution to boys ar water in "In the Ducking Blind." If get ting back to the land is a thing to be that the presence of the two sexes is desired in this country. Country Life in detrimental to the morals of both and America is doing some most excellent mis- complicates the problems of management. .... Keep the Fire AliveKeramic Studio for January is keeping the fire of interest in tnJ^ern^cor.tors-'ai^a^bVits offering of art topics, which include the following: .. -/. : "Spring Competition,-' '-rational league Ot Mineral, .Painters.^ "foppy Dt-sigUS,": "(Jranii Feu CeramicsKilns." "Border Design for l'unch Bowl," "Lily Leaf Design," "Plate, Bowl and Pitcher, Second Prize Competition?" "Wild Oar rot Panel" (with colored supplement), "Striped Bass." BOOKS RECEIVED MAN AND THE DIVINE ORDER. Essays in the Philosophy of Religion and in Constructive Idealism. By Horatio W. Dresser, author of "The Power of Silence." etc. New York: (i. P. Putnam's Sons. Minneapolis: N. McAttorney Carthy. Price $1.60. TWENTY-FIBST ANNUAL COAL REPORT OF THE ILLINOIS BUREAU OF LABOR STA- TISTICS FOR 1902. Also the Fourth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices for the Year fdnding Oct. 1, 1901!. Duvid Ross, secretary. Springfield. 111.: Phillips Brothers, state printers. Illustrated. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK People who have things to say to the pub lic that ought to be said, are invited to use this column. But the space Is lim ited, and all communications must be "boiled down" as much as possible. Three hundred words Is a safe limit. Management of Juvenile Delinquents New York City. To the Editor of The Journal. The official report of the committee of the New York State Board of Charities ap- tsubjects o The Sunda y agement of the House of Refuge on Ran dall's Island, an institution which had un der care on Oct. 1 of the current year, 812 boys and 119 girls committed from New York city, is at hand, and is of especial interest to those who are anxious that Minnesota shall profit by the costly experience of older communities, and avoid their mistakes, in methods which have been or may be adopted for dealing with juvenile and adult female delinquents. The Randall Island Institution was in - corporated in 1824 under a law organiz ing the "Society forth e Reformation of publicescrutineynConcerninpublic and criticism which attend Methinks I hear the wood lark singing, th e managemto f the institutions' o f th State . g the practice of m reformatory management has shown tna t delinquent girls are out of place in an als o committed.whichisdelinquent I t now well recognizee d e recognize the efforts of the manage rs The air is white with snowflakeM s clinging. w - ... -to mitigate these conditions t having an = auxiliar n 8,0 college' boardthfe o ladies, THE NONPAREIL Mil .. ^ .,:? ,- ... \'$jfrf-Q* An Essay Towards Discovering Which" Is Really "Sport," the Slaughter of Ani mals or Making Friends of Them Zola's Touching Story of the Effect on Him of the Sight of a Lost Dog on a City Street. ^-' -,' y":.i-'"'-:.:.. C. C. Kelly came in from the woods the -' m , ^ other day and called into the office to The sleds shown in the tal k w in choose ours. ' no t ashamed to write in this pathetic n a whther o ae specially Was thai t cuckoo's wood chime SWing- chargedy with care of girls, and therefor e at least, in Popular recommends the passag of an', ac t proh ibiting the'furth er commitment of jOr can it be the breeze is bringing, giri s t o th'e institution." The breath of violets? Oh no! - Thi s pinlo n Iror 1* o f ^ ? r k training i0s, irrevelant, for wa y o * h(v 'it he highest authority The air is white with snowflakes clinging. niw v ?.. JP^JliL ^.-.^"^'^"f'ff l"? experience of the oldest institution of its I t is my lady voice ghat 's stringing ltv . in Ne w York state, and a c switih 9 n r ^fT n s c u b e , Uugl Jet have beeo n advancedn n Minnesot a in favo r oW f th e up . * sam ! t|me kiiowledge.. that at graduationisthepicture faithfulofstudent may have -j^rr establishment of a Reformatory for The violets I see up-springing , *.! vi.evW S , a cours e inlga n inu s o a s to 'si ye montal training incorrigibld e and delinquent girls ' Th e r is white with p. n e course T hocm l of female charges from jails. ' + laid the foundation for becoming a 'well furnished' man." The frontispiece of the number a Herbert Spencer at the age of 76. A case of automatic drawing is discussed by Professor William .James. Amanda Carolyn Northrop of New York writes of "The Successful Women of America" for the purpose of showing what lines of work the greater possi bilities of success lie. . . . v:ia.i.ivii \^x tijusc i,cu 111 ^AUJ^^O, M~-* . .tal LO r^i V?inmg Caspar Whitney's Football Comment While the January number of Outing is succe5SIU l reformatory treatment. Pnprp tnn t o M '.-,TV- .. B L3 '-'^V-^'}? matters over. Incidentally he Invited \ u s ou t t o visi t i calledh thisand"sport." an d th e flow o f blood U '.kindly waj' and repliedn that everyinm crowded street gives me a pain in a p jt y o full The clerk whose idea of what is befit ting the hlghesf manhood is expressed by a case of extreme intoxication on Christmas Eve will continue to find $8 a week salary the boss' idea of what is adequate compensation. . Mr. Gladstone was much bothered by young unknown authors, who sent him their published, works for his judgment. So his secretary was instructed to use this ingenious formula of acknowledg ment: "My De ar SirMr. Gladstone instructs. - me to say that he is in the receipt ot your book, :for which he returns thank*.-" Be assured that he will lose no time in perusing it." All holly and mistletoe look alike to us. A t Valley Cfty, N . D.. the selection of a jury, in* which Lee Combs and Zuger & Paulson were the opposing counsel, had Just been concluded. The jury had been j sworn and as its members took their seats Paulson's dog, which evidently j did not like their appearance, took a stand in the space reserved for the attorneys : - and commenced barking at them fiercely. I t was some time before the canine ctmld be subdued, and then Attorney Combs arose and remark ed that he "objected to that line of argument on the part of op posing counsel." The objection was not sustained by the court, the judge stating that in his opinion "I t appeared to be a - peremptory challenge." Mr. Paulson took his dog aside amid general laughter. j ' ~ -r An Important test was made in a sub- y mari ne torpedo boat off Newport last week which shows that it will be quite' f possible forth e crew to escape even if - 1 J the boat is disabled and'cannot get to - the surface. I t has been suggested that the men in the disabled boat might be shot out of the torpedo tube by com pressed air. I t was decided to try thty. on a dog or two. The Holland boat SharjT was selected for the test. After bei^ submerged one of the dogs was place^ in the torpedo tube and a wooden wad placed behind the animal and the whole expelled in the sa.me manner as wouldl be a torpedo. Many thought that the In force of the compressed-air charge would kill the animal, but it came to the sur face and swam around as if nothing had happened. People who might enjoy an experience of this character should hurry up and get on the submarine force before that war with Germany. When it comes to submarine service, a position as far inland as Denver, Col., is healthy enough for us. The torpedo tube might get bent. A. J . B . vas * kill somethingou , On r laughed a an oWf anguisrh spo ii ms y walk ? h y fo thaeswholentirely-eot even n g t an( j even until the next day, does th m & what he is doing, whether he has been found, and if he has anything to eat. Why do the sufferings of animals upset me iso? Why is it that I feel that all the animals of creation are my little relatives?" Why does the very thought of' them fill me with pity, tolerance and tenderness? Why do I regard all animals as of my family, like men, as much as men?" A man who camps out every summer a t Lake Ida near Alexandria, Minn., and who loves the little brothers of the wild tells me that after one season of kindness, the squirrels, gophers and other little fellows leam that he is their friend and jump on his shoulders and into his lap while he is sitting in front of his tent. . H e feeds them and makes friends of them. Somehow this seems to me to be more "sport" than their slaughter. I may be wrong. TCearlv all the Hearst papers have been driven into line for Hearst for presi dent. Our oilcan did a nice little thing for Mr. Harper's Chicago school this Christmas. W e tried to stop it. but were unable. - Russia is a very large country, but if she takes on Japan she will have the experience of the negro on April 1 who picked up the hot quarter. When anybody tries to sell you stock in a coffee plantation in Brazil or in a celery farm in Mexico or a banana joint in Cuba, it is good policy to run a mile without stopping to look back. Possibly in his German-American war scare Poiiltney Bigelow was referring to Russia and- Japan and got his nations mixed. Senator Beveridge says he pre dicted the war in 1901. W e ,*~resaw hos tilities in 1896. ^ n Sthe ? th- . . - j the Unite States, is an impor- ! Itsaibeads of gold *to song, and o an t contr ibution to the-arguments which The air is white with snowflakes clinging. *'1 ^ er l 1i n ? ma i s VILLANELLE Methinks I see the primrose springing On many a bank and hedge, altho The air is white with snowflakes clinging. Surely the hands of .spring are flinging Wood scents to all the winds that blow eMthinks I hear the wood lark singing. Methinks I see the swallow winging Across the woodlands sad with snow k -Hnein* , _ Was that the linnet fluting low* Methinks I hear the wood larg singing. : snowflakessclinging, and the asso- Dear, whilst thy tender tones are ri"S- ^ ing, jf-K Even whilst amidst the winter s woe * The air is -white with.snow flakes clingiig, -r- Methinks I hear the wood lark singing. ^ c _ E _ paulkner THERE TO STAY U ff a i 0 News. The old Kansas farmer was sitting on the fence looking at the dark, funnel shaped cloud in the distance. "No, these cyclones ain't no good," he grumbled. - "How's that?" asked the stranger. "Wal. they take the chimney, shingles and everything else off the roof but the mortgage." - : -- fa* Paris has devised a new mode of duel ing for young women whose feelings have been ruffled. Two such recently decided that their honor demanded a duel. Having no weapons conveniently at hand, ingenu ity came to the rescue. Kach tooff of a stocking and filled it with sand. A t last accounts tlu- vanquished was reported l a a hospital, probably dying. y^Jr'^% / - s n * ' *'* H -'.- , w M^ *f,vy- ^, ^ l~ trxv John Payne. ^it *\ '- : r ' A NOVEL DUEL M i%- " .5$"