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TrIE JOURNAL LUCIAN SWIFT, MANAGER. "I ,y 1 The state convention at Duluth promises to be an interesting affair. While the Hearst delegates can hard ily hope to force an indorsement, there rill be many delegates in sympathy Vith their distrust of the "reorgan fpers." The Hearst men are likely to develop strength enough to indorse the Kansas City platform and in Otruct the Minnesota delegates to tAand for reaffirmation at the St. Bvouis convention. The old-fashioned democrats of the Cleveland school *re still in a hopeless minority in .'Minnesota. A J. S. McLAIN, EDITOR. STTBSCSIPIHOK RATES BY MiJX. On* month *?'S Three months .*....-1.00 Saturday Eve. edltiony 28 to 30 page*.*... 1*00 .4 Delivered by Carrier. One week *.5f *nS Une month cenw All papers are continued until an expUtalt order |k received for discontinuance, and untia, all ar reacayen are paid. THE JOURNAL/ is published every evening ex tent Sunday, at 4?-49 Fourth Street South. Jour nal Bmidlng, Minneapolis. Minn. 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The best tfane to calbusts i tfoin 3:15 to -1:30 p. m. Inquire1 B8B office and be (directed to the ^visitors' gal liiry. at the Radicals Still Rule. Hearst carried Hennepin county tecause he foughti for it, but ^reports from the county convention^ held Saturday indicate that a preponderat ing majority of Minnesota democrats %re not tied to the presidential kite tif the "yellow kid" candidate. The hard-headed bourbons of the rural districts refuse to take the Hearst fooom seriously, and only in a few Oases were instructions adopted. This is true of all the western ifcates, and the Chicago Chronicle, a Cleveland democracy advocate, dis ifects the northern democracy with j&rutal frankness, saying that the sal vation of the party, if there is any, xnust come from the south, where gryan seems to have lost hold. The Uhronicle says: The democratic party in many parts of t3le north is nearer dissolution than most Icrement. people Imagine. Its ablest men are in re Hundreds of thousands of its vaost intelligent supporters have been forced for so long a time to act with the republicans that they no longer pretend to affiliate with it. In only a few states Is there anything approaching a genuine t'emocratic organization, and even in lirtese the men in control of the party bsnow not at what Instant some predatory hands of socialists or populists may dis place them. The trouble with the great mass of the flo-called democratic leaders of to-day is ha they lack intelligence and common honesty. They do not know enough to lead jme-half of the American people even to perdition. They appear to think a weak combination of demagogy, graft and pre j udice is all that is necessary to carry a continental party into power. They are unwilling to deal with principles and they fere incapable of seizing opportunities. It Is not possible that anythi ng like a cohesive political party can be formed out of the warring tribes which now in various parts of the country are operating Under the democratic name. If there is to be the faintest prospect of success now or hereafter, there must be first of all a genuine democratic party, with a demo cratic creed and a democratic leader. To secure these the plan and the purpose must be to exclude from the organization the radicals who have ma de the very name of democracy a byword and a re proach. Such a deliverance may be had under the leadership of Judge Parker. I certainly can be had under the leadership of Mr. Cleveland. What do the "warring tribes" of Hennepin county and other sections of Minnesota think of this jeremiad? There are a few democrats in Min nesota in whom it will- strike a re sponsive chord, but the great mass of them are so far ahead of the de mocracy of Grever Cleveland that they can never get back to it. If the nomination of Parker means that the party is to be dominated by the Cleve land wing of the party, he will arouse no enthusiasm in Minnesota. The Bryan democrats of this state, with the exception of an office-hungry element, would rather remain "war ring tribes" than a "genuine demo cratic party" of the kind the Chron icle describes. "Passing of the Country Church.-' "The Passing of the Country Church" is the title of an interesting article in the Outlook by James E Boyle. -From this article we learn, if we do not already know It, that the country, upon which we have been accustomed to look as the stronghold of organized religio n, has lost its character as such in recent years. According to Mr. Boyl e, the decay of the rural church is due chief ly to the tendency to schisms and divi sions. The congregations divide and subdivide over some new religious fad or some difference in dogma, and with each division the amount of true re ligion decreases. "The rural church," says Mr, Boyle, "seems doomed. Each time it changes .namenow Baptist, now New Light, now Saintit loses in membership and vitality. Its fire may be relumed temporarily, but its ultimate extinc tion is inevitable. Soon the little church stands by the wayside for saken. The doorstep decked with tall 'weeds, the windows broken. Then it -.becomes a granary or a corn crib for -some thrifty farmer, or is "torn down vjand carried away. This process may .intake years, even decades, but it is in Vvitable." :fV: Mr. Boyle does not think thafe-the. decline of the rural church is accom- :$stm(M. MONDAY EVENING, 1 panied by an Increase of vice and crime in the rural districts. The coun try schoolhouse is better and more in fluential than ever. The rural free delivery mail box is fast appealing at every front gate. Intelligence is more widely disseminated than formerly. There is less ignorance. The people are no longer interested by the kind of preaching that used to appeal to them. Tle higher order of rural intelli gence demands a better church than the aid country church ever was or could: be. I the future Mr. Boyle thinkjs the church people of the coun try -Willi belong to strong and ably con ducted churches in the towns and vil lages. Thus the building of good roads, the introduction of rural free deliv er y, the building of suburban trolley lines, and the popularization of the automobile will have a good effect religiously as well as materially, for they will strongly tend to give the rural communities a better religious connection than they ever had in the old day(s of small country churches. Look out for "What W Saw at St. Louis" in the columns of'most any Min nesota paper this week. Change Is Amply Justified. Some of C. Dunn's friends are harping oai the fact that he is op posed now by newspapers and by men who once ptraiaed him for his adminis tration in taie- auditor's office. That proves nothing, except that Mr. Dunn has failed to merit the con tinued support and commendation of his fellows. While state auditor he did good things, for which he re ceived credit in party platforms, on the stump, and thru the columns of republican newspapers. was re elected as a reward and had in a ll eight years.in office. N one claimed that,he was doting morethan his duty, but he received, credit for doing at least that. Thiere is good reason for the changed attitude toward Mr. Dunn. The days of Tiis aggressive stand against special interests have passed. Since then he hys gone on record as "out of sympathy" with the enforce ment ofuthe laws against the railroad merger. has- doubled in his tracks on the tax question. has joined his political fortuai es with a machine representing the merger interests, and is supported by all the political hench men of thiose comjpanie s. Last of all, examination into the records of his office has showed that in many in stances he refused or neglected to do his duty under the law as custodian of the state's dand and timber in terests, Under these .changed conditions, there is nothing mysterious in the changed attitude /of many republicans and the reasons jgiven explain the wide-spread opposition to the fruition of Mr. Dunn's present ambition. There are several reasons why he should not be nominated for governor, and Mr. Dunn himself has emphasized one of them within the last few days. Governor Van Sant is mentioned as one of the men who have "changed front" with regard to the former state auditor. The governor's grounds for the change frankly set forth would no doubt make interesting reading. JSlJfe*:-.. A statement published by A. S. Leland of Park Rapids shows how a wilful tre s passer on sta te timber lands escaped in dictment in that coainty in 1900. The evi dence was ample tosatisfy the grand jury, which would have punished him to the limit of the law. But at just this point the state. auditor intervened with the ex planation that the trespass had been com promised "satisfactorily." Very recently Mr. Leland has discovered that $2.41 a thousand was "satisfactory" to Mr. Dunn, and he has made the facts public, as an object lesson to the voters of Hubbard county. These facts are right in line with some other things we have been hearing. The state of Minnesota will have to "dig up" ne xt winter when the legislature meets for more liberal support of the soldiers' home. The action of congress, which forced the trustees to cease using any part of the inmates' pensions for support of the hon-e, means a reduced in come and a necessary reduction in the number of inmates, as pointed out the other day. The home ought to be kept up on its present basis, and to do this the legislature will have to increase the an nual appropriation by about $7,000. Not very good campaign thund er for man Lind. ft .'."Congress- "Svet," published at St. Petersburg, puts it in this way .--._ "By its declaration, the Korean govern ment avows itself hostile to us. Conse quently, if God grants us victory over the Japanese, wh en we have driven them out of Manchuria we shall then oust them from Korea, taking the point of view that Korea is equally our enemy. This simplifies matters, and helps things for- ward." I does simplify matterson paper. But the Japane se seem obstinately disposed to stay in Manchuria. Warden Wolfer's statement completely answers the criticism leveled against the sta te prison management by Judge Willis. The custom of charging ah admission to the prison is one of long standing, sanc tioned by. law, and based on good sense. It has not grown up under board of con trol management, but if it had, the board would have no excuses to make. The ad mission fee keeps away flocks of morbidly curious sight-seers, and it provides a fund which brings practical benefits to the prison inmates. The Asiatics have a curious religious ceremony called "weighing against gold." At Miraj, in India, the other day, Lady Girgjabai, the Dowager Rani of the house of Marajmala, had herself weighed against gold with the rites prescribed by the Shastras or Hin du scriptures. The gold placed in the scales against her ladyship was afterwards distributed among Brah min priests and the poor. This would be a hard test for some of the fat "American millionaires and might elicit a groan even from Russsell Sage, thin as he is. The Deneen-Yates compact in Illinois does not seem to arouse a great amount of enthusiasm. There is no fault found with Mr. Deneen as the candidate for governor, but the deal that won him the victory has a cold-blooded look. The forced re tirement of the venerable Senator Cullom, if it is brought abdut, will not be popular outside of Illinois. If Richard Yates wa% not the right sort of man for governor, why promote him to the United States senate? The war is bringing out some strange types of insanity 'in Russia. A St. Pe tersburg paper says that in four lunatic asylums there are to be found not only Togos, Kurokis, Hayashia and others, but also "submarines," "fire-ships" and "Whitehead torpedoes." A man who im agined himself a "Whitehead torpedo" might be dangerous. The Flemish word for automobile is de rived from "anel," rapid "paardeloos," horseless "zoondeerspoorweg," without rails "petroolrijtuig," driven by petrol eum. A man who is hit by a "snelpaarde looszoondeerspoorwegpetroolrijtuig is like ly to de nt the sky. MINNESOTA POLITICS Hearst Triumph In Hennepin and St. Louis Seems More Than Offset by Re sults in Ramsey and the Smaller Coun- tiesReasons for the Hot Strife Be tween wo FactionsLind's Friends Think He Will Not Be a Candidate for Re-election. Tho turned down by the democrats" of his own county, John Lind is pretty sure to be one of the Minnesota delegates-at large after all. The attitude of some county delegations is rather indefinite, but as nearly as can be ma de out. the Hearst men will fail to control the state convention, and the anti-Hearst men will elect the delegates-at-large. Minnesota's delegates will not be instructed, but if directed to vote as a unit the Hearst men will be outnumbered. The only districts where they seem sure of electing their delegates are the fifth and the eighth, but they may get a delegate or two from the first, second or seventh. The third, fourth, sixth and ninth have undoubt edly been captured by the "antis." The sta te convention seems likely to reaffirm the Kansas City platform, but not to tie its representatives at St. Louis to any candidate. Republicans in Minneapolis find it hard to understand why the local democracy should be so violently rent in wo factions by the issue between William R. Hearst and the "antis." They cannot see what there is at stake. Hearst's chances for the nomination were known to be hope less before the primaries were held here. Then few democrats have any hope of success in this presidential election, and it looks odd to an outsider to see the partizans in a hopeless cause wrangling fiercely over the privilege of leading it. There is scarcely a chance in this presi dential year of saving anything, either state, county or city, and the thought of patronage hardly enters a democrat's .head. So "what is it all about?" is the curi ous inquiry of the average republican. Ask any delegate who attended the con vention Saturday and he will tell you. You may get a hundred different answers if you pursue your inquiry far enough, but each one will be sufficient to the man who gives it. Each one is fighting for principle, as he sees it. Most demo crats are such because they disapprove of the present national policy in some im portant particular.' They are democrats on principle, and they believe in their principles. To a great many of them the success* of their party is a minor consideration compared to the progress of the ideas they believe in. Almost every kind of a radical is found in the local democracy. As a rule, the most radical element is found among the Hearst boomers. These believe that the nomination of Parker or any other can didate failed by the "antis" is a sur render to the "reorganizes" and a step backward for the party. Their program includes a militant campaign against all the trusts and for government ownership and many other less prominent radical tenets. To keep the party "in the right track" they would not hesitate to throw away chances of local success. On the other side were all the conserva tive, old-fashioned democrats and many radicals who could not stomach Hearst. The old lines of "free silver" and "sound money" were almost forgotten, for while nearly all the Hearst men were Bryanltes four years ago, the "antis" had for their leader John Lind, who became a demo crat on the silver issue, touching elbows with F. G. Winston, who openly bolted Bryan. In line with them was S. A. Stockwell, a radical of radicals and in no sense a reorganizer^ but distrusting Hearst. .He told his fellow delegates that he favored progress as much as any one, but not in the direction'of a meaning less sensationalism. On the Hearst side as Frank Larrabee, who spoke in an 1896 convention against "sixteen to one," but is in everything else a radical and an extremist. As a rule the distinction between the Hearst men and the "antis" is that one faction is not willing to make any com promise, but wants to commit the party to all the advanced ground tak en by radical leaders, regardless of the votes to be gained or lost. The others are will ing to take a step at a time, and only put .in the platform and the campaign what will help the party to win. Each' faction believes it is right, and has reasons for its" belief. There is'sin cerity on both sides. The rivalry between the two factions has been Intense, and the contest between them is not over. It is likely to break out afresh at any stage of the campaign this year, and it will have considerable bearing on later developments. For one thing, John Lind may not be on the democratic ticket this fall. Since his turning down by the convention Sat urday, friends of the congressman do not hesitate to say that they do not exoect him to be a candidate this year. The Hearst leaders protest their loyalty to Lind and say that the party will be unanimous behind him, but Mr. Lind's friends, on the "anti" side, say that the Hearst tr i umph eliminates him from the situation this year, and leaves the party in this county decidedly "in the soup." '.'Lind does not care enough about of fice .to go into a campaign under the presr ent conditions," said one of them to-day!. "He. has had all, the honor he wants out of it, and it is a financial sacrifice for him to go down there, to say nothing of the expense and time spent on a campaign. Then the Hearst victory here gives demo crats a poor show to get republican votes. The republicans cannot take Hearst seri ously, and even tho they kn ow Lind was not for him, the fact trf. his party as sociates here declared for Hearst will in jure him with republicans, and republican votes he must have. It is a hard proposi tion for him to run in a presidential year, anyhow, and I do not believe he will un dertake it." It Is also hinted that the rupture over Hearst would lose Mr. Lind a good many democratic votes, no matter what the lead ers say.. Many of the Hearst men in the" rank and file, the precinct workers, are bitter against him because. he was. a Parker man," and threat en to knife him if he runs The prospect of a general republican landslide, along with Roosevelt, this ye ar is enough of itself to deter a democrat from running for office in a" republican district. However, it is all up to Mr. Lind, and it Is quite likely that he has'not made up his mind on the subject yet. When he does he will let us know. ^-H As far as the nomination goes that would be clear sailing for Mr. Lind. His opponents of two years ago are out for other things. William "Vanderburgh is a candidate for district judge, and R. R. Odell says he will file for mayor. The Lakefield Standard says: United States Marshal Grlmsbaw, who was *THE MINNEAPOLIS gOTJENAL, *eTe*oftr supposed to be a-4mpporter of ,Dunn, has switched to Collins. The reason given is that he li\es in a Collins ward In Minneapolis and there would have been no^ance of his going to the county convention unless he said he would support Collins, It isn't the .county convention Mr Grim shaw cares about, but he does want to be the delegate to the state'convention,, and it looks as th'6 he would be. The Hills Crescent announces that Niels Jacobson of that city will be a candidate for renomination. as representative from the .sixteenth district,' Jfa\ Jacobsbn as a new member last time.'but tnade'an ex cellent legislative record. -jr: VjiV'y Charles B. Cheney. THE NONPAREIL 3BAN How "an Army Equipped Wltfifthe Proper Occult Forces Would Be Able to Fright en the Enemy to Death or to Hypnotize His Forces With the Idea That He Must Run to Beat the Cars. f,/.r, E. E. Martin of Washington avenue N has evolved a plan that provides for an army that would be practically invinci ble and possessed of an intelligence corps that would be able to find out almost any thing. Mr. Martin complains that the military experts have .fallen behind the times and do not make use of the re sources that modern knowledge has placed at their command. As an example of what might be done, first, every army Should have a'Theosophi cal'brigade, the members of which would be present in thejr astral.bodies only and would undoubtedly be of immense serv ice in skirmishing and buehflghting. The theosophical brigade could also advance fearlessly on a position defended by artil lery, for the heavy shot :and' shell would tear thru them without harm. The steady advance of the brigade of astrals, without the loss of a man, would inspire the enemy with terror, and they would be likely to abandon their guns and flee, especially at night. Then there should be the Hypnotists' division, which would be accompanied by the professors, of hypnotism. Just before a battle or an engagement the professors would hypnotize the soldiers into the be lief that they could neither be killed, wounded nor tired. When the commis sariat wagons are a long way off, the men should be put under control and con vinced that they had dra wn their ration and had a pie apiece. In addition to this the professors of hypnotism in a battle should.be given a commanding position,' with megaphones, and when the enemy appeared should give them the forcible suggestion that they were scared nearly to death and must throw everything aside and' run. An army with this powerful division would have a decided advantage on an'enemy. Under the direct control bf the Brigadier Hypnotist should be the Clairvoyant com panies. These should include all the lead ing clairvoyants in the country. These clear seer should be used to spy out the enemy's movements. They could also, in action, place themselves "en rapport" with the various generals in the field and so prevent all mistaken ideas as to what they each intended, and iir case of a naval force being employed they would be found superior to the wireless telegraph, as the other side could by their messages. The Mind Readers corps should also be employed by the intelligence department to' read the minds of the enemy's generals and ascertain exactly what they were go ing to do. On the night before the battle a detail of astrals from the Theosophical brigade should be sent out to "appea r" to the enemy's generals as ghosts. Their duty should be to gijoan, knock on the walls and prophesy death and disaster oh the following day, thus scaring the gen erals, unnerving them, keeping then* awake a^id so, unfittingjthem :for the. duties of the coming day. In the face of an army with these ad juncts an enemy wouldn' last over night. Are you a Raspberry?. Then Order of Raspberries., has be,enn%t'arr- by employees of vaudeville theaiprs, and patches have been-spreading all oyer the country. A patch was recently started in London. Fifty Raspberries were in itiated at Hammerstein's in N ew York last week*. How would you like to marry your widowed aunt with nine children? A Fair mo nt youth performed this stunt last week again3t the advice and consent of his pastor, who told him it as not the biblical thing to do. The young man was not discouraged, but, hitching up his team, took his widowed aunt to townleaving the nine children at homeand on inquiry learned that the laws of the state did not object to a man marrying an aunt, and Judge Goetz soon made the aunt and nephew Husband and wife. Go to the aunt, thou sluggard! The Adrian Democrat tells of an ex citing game of cards played in a box car in that town between two boys last Tuesday afternoon. One of the boys had just turned up a diamond and was waiting for the other to lead, when the old man appeared at the door of the car, ordered the other boy up, turned up his own boy and swung a club. The old man played it alone, and made every point. The "Boston Bloomers" are around the state again this year rejoicing the hearts of the baseball fans who love novelty. Last week they played at Young Amer ica, Minn., but the Young Americans were too much for their fair opponents and defeated them by a score of 19 to 8, altho the girls played a very creditable ga me and showed that they were real ball play ers. Great' interest was evinced by the large crowd, and the girls were not with out rooters. In the second game the girls put for ward their best pitcher, and the manner in which she tossed them over the plate was a revelation, and the boys found her to be quite a puzzle. Both teams played good ball, and it was about the noisiest game ever played in the county. The game ended in the ninth inning with what the Young America scorer claimed as a tie16 to 16while the scorer for the other side had figured out-a victory by a score of 17 to 16. ,"A, The local correspondent-says: "The 'Bloomers'- showed themselves to-be good ball players. and perfect ladies,, and none of their actions could be.censured-" $::$%.- A. J. R. AT THE THEATERS Si -".'.'--v-.!i'-^..V,-v^r-:-p0yer Chat.' Opening bills at the theaters yesterday were: Metropolitan, the Four Cohans in "Running for Office Bijou, "The James Boys" Lyceum, "Lottery of Love." Re views will appear in this column to-mor row.. The Mansfield sale opened with a rush at the Metropolitan this morning, and all indications point to one of the most suc cessful engagements ver played here by this eminent actor. On Thursday evening he will be seen In "Ivan the Terrible." Frid ay night and at the matinee Satur day he will present "Old Heidelberg," and for the closing performance on Saturd ay night he will appear in a revival of "Beau Brummel." ^*i|^ '^^'^i^.^M'.^-A The Ferris players at the Lyceum next week will be seen in the nautical comedy drama, "The Stowaway." The Blue Ribbon Girls opened an en gagement at the Dewey theater yesterday. It is the best offering of the season, con taining such acts as the Five Flying Ban vards, Ned Wayburn's minstrels, Leroy and Lavannion, horizontal bar experts, and, Orth and Fern, musical artists. SOME HIGH-UP POSTOFFICES* Among the Alps there are several post offices at a height of 6,000 feet or 7,000 feet. A letter box on the very summit of the Laugaud, from which the postman mak es four collections daily, is nearly 10,- 000 feet above the sea leveL NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD Tale of Reconstruction Days In the Caro Unas Told by Elliott Crayton McCants Romance Among the Aristocracy Inter woven with Narrative of Strife Between Negroes and Poor Whites. AJ A reconstruction day conflict is the basis of the story told by Elliott Crayton McCants in In the Red Hills, a tale of better quality than many that have dealt with the same period. In the story are the land-owners trying to re-establish themselves upon their war-devastated es tates, former slaves unwilling to quit the 'only homes they have ever known, poor whites envious of the land-owners and bitter against the lingering negroes. Among the gentry are, of course, a young man and a young woman, or young men and young women, amo ng the negroes are faithful servants, and among the poor whites some conscienceless enemies. Alto gether Mr. McCants handles his negroes and his poor whites better than he does his "hero" and "heroine." Tho that is not surprising, for the more primitive the character, the more easy are his mental processes analyzed and set forth. The "heroine," Annie, is not only loved by the hero, but by a minister as well. The minister's suit is rejected. Annie felt rather sorry for the young minister, for he had seemed greatly dejected af terward still, she could not feel quite cer tain melancholy may arise from dyspep sia rather than from unrequited love. Ben Jim had grown mu ch this last year in stature and in courtliness, and he had taken the melancholy minister under his especial care. "Whar'bouts do hit hurt yer, boss?" he had been heard to inquire, sympatheti cally. One feels satisfied to leave the fate of the pastor to such tender solicitude as Ben Jim's question indicates. I no' means Intercept ted i the east ELLIOTT CRAYTON McCANTS, The Author of "In the Red Hills." "Billy," the "hero," is robbed of his estate by a villain, who showed his char acter in the first chapter. Later the vil lain is killed, out of revenge, by one Who suffered loss by the first piece of villainy recorded in the book. The poor whites, whom Billy has been prosecuting for whipping negroes, chai'ge Billy with the crime,, and circumstances point his way. Billy is placed In jail. The poor whites prepare to lynch him. Annie becomes a heroine indeed by taking a wild ride to save him. helps save himself, how ever, in this wise As Billy heard the rush of their feet in the hallway 'he swung his own door wide open (the jailer being a friend had hot kept hinj in a cell) arid shoVed'liis lighted lamp well out beyond the threshold lighting up the hall and the threaten ing front of the crowd. As the foremost man thi-ust himself within the circle oust by the light, Billy's voice, short, sharp and insistent, stayed him suddenly. His words were not loud, but they were firm" and "bis tones were vibrant with a deadly intensity. "I have six shots here," he said, "and" do not often miss my aim. Just as the first of you steps thru thai: doorway I will kill him. The second shall follow him. Prohubly you can have your way afterward. No^ let the man Mho is willing to die come forward and pass the lamp." The mob stood irresolute. This mob is not quite satisfactory it lacks the spirit of a mob, a spirit of reck lessness, which a whisky-primed mob would be expected to have. But just at this point an alarm is sounded, for Annie has aroused Billy's friends and the "irresolute mob" takes flight. Despite the imperfections of Mr. Mc Cants' art, very appare nt in the above ex tract, his story is a good picture of the times and conditions he seeks to portray, and that is saying a great deal. THE GREATER SACRIFICE. Through years of toil that knew no day top long Or night too brief for rest, if so her hand For doing deeds of love kept firm and strbng, A life all sacrificial she had planned And lived her purpose held above defeat, That one most cherished life might ever be With richest, rarest blessings all replete. "Behold!" men said, "she lives unselfish- ly."' Then shone a light about her, and a voice In sudden wisdom cried, "No more re joice, For naught of blessing in thy giving lies. Deny! Deny! e'er all his manhood dies." And heeding then that startling:, strange advice, She made her first great bleeding sacri fice. ,Myra Libby in The Outlook for June 11." v. Marmaduke Pickthall, whose tale of the orient, "Said, the Fisherman" (McClure, Phillips & Co.), gives such a vivid picture of Palestine fifty years- ago, says that the most humorous book in the world could be written about Jerusalem to-day and the half-demented Christian pilgrims who make it their stopping place. Most of them believe themselves to be reincarna tions of the apostles or tho Savior him self. "A more diverse set of maniacs 1 never met in my life," says Mr. Pickthall. "One dear old lady I met used to ascend the Mount'of Olives every day with a tea basket, 'so that,' she said, 'when the apostles ^ome I may refresh them.'" John Graham Brooks discusses labor problems in a book on The Social Un rest. Mr. Brooks speaks .from a close ac quaintance with the subject. From his own experience he warns readers that literature is an unsafe guide in labor mat ters unless it is hot from the press, or rather from sourcesjof information, or the conditions of which they treat. The safest course is to ^et one's Information from personal contact with conditions. Perhaps that is why Mr. Brooks' book is Issued In paper coversbecause It does not 'take long for such information, and consequently for deductidns based upon it, to cool, and, therefore, it would be useless to give it more permane nt form. The student of labor problems will, find mu ch to interest him in the book and will find it lucidly expressed. The Uneasy Chair. J**-, .*y /V V4 BOOKS RECEIVED IN TltE RED HILLS. A Story of the Carolina Country. By Elliott Crayton McCants. Illus trated. 12mo. Pp. .140. New York: Double day, Page & Co.* Minneapolis: Nathaniel Mc- C'n.-hy $1 SO. THE SOCTAL TJNBEST. Studies in Labor and Socialist Movements. By John Graham Brooks. Sivw Vvifc- The Macmlflan company. Mlnne "aou Kvtlwnlel McCarthy. Price 23.cents. jnUNE 13^ 7lUU4.f PROHIBS 10 NAME I1QKET w, THEIR STATE CONVENTION WELL E HELD I N MINNEAPOLIS TO- MORROW AND WEDNESDAY. 7 Minnesota, prohibitionists will hold their state convention in this ci ty Tuesday and Wednesday. They do not expect to elect a state ticket, but there promises to be quite a little rivalry for the honor of heading it as a candidate for governor. The Min neapolis advocates of compulsory co ld water are anxious to nominate C. M. Way, while the St. Paul delegates are expected to present the name of C. A. Fowble of that city. Delegates from the northern and western portions favor the nomination of T. J. Ander son of Belgrade, Stearns county, a well-known merchant. Beside the regular state ticket, the convention will have to name eleven candidates for presidential electors. A it costs $50 a name'to get on the ballot, the convention may not in dulge in the luxury of a full ticket, but it is thought that all the electoral nominations will be filled. There are also forty-seven delegates to be elected to the national convention, which meets in Indianapolis June 29 and 30, and which may name Rev. Sam Jones of Georgia for a presidential candidate. The state convention will meet in the Y. M. C. A. hall and will be call ed to order at 10 a. to-morrow by George W Higgins of Minneapolis, chairman of the state committee. I is likely that Haugan of Fer gus Falls will temporary chairman. Wallace G. Nye of the Commercial club will deliver an address of wel come in behalf of the city. Morning and afternoon of both days will be spent in convention session, including meetings by congressional districts to select candidates for congress. Tues day evening there will be an open ses sion addressed by Oliver W Stewart, chairman of the national committee, who is an able orator, and Wednes day evening there will be another ad dress by Clinton N Howard, a manu facturer of Rochester, N Y., and a noted advocate of the prohibition cause. CONVENTIONS GALORE The Twin Cities to Entertain Eight Im portant Gatherings. Conventions are in order for the next two weeks, and the twin cities will enter tain no less than eight annual gatherings of more or less importance. Wednesd ay and Thursday of this week the Maccabees will be guests, and it is expected that fully 1,000 visitors will be in attendance. The business session will be held in the Lyceum theater. On the same two days the Universalists of the state will gather in annual con vention at All Souls' church, and there will be meetings of several of the affili ated bodies. June 22 the. Odd Fellows of the state and the Rebekah society will hold their annual meetings. June 21 and 22 the State Association of Bankers will transact their yearly busi ness at Tonka Bay hotel. A St. Paul the state immigration con vention will be called to order in the People's church Tuesday morning and will continue its deliberations thru the day and Wednesday. Governor Van Sarit has issued invitations to 3.500 men thru out the state, and a majority of these are expected to attend and to form a permanent organization to promote de sirable immigration to Minnesota. The International Brotherhood of Book binders will gather in annual convention in th senate chamber of the state cap itol on Tuesday, and the program contem plates work which will require the atten tion of the delegates until Frid ay evening. The twenty-first annual session of the Minnesota State Dental association will be held at St. Paul from Thursday to Saturday, and the Retail Jewelers' Asso ciation of Minnesota will meet at the St. Paul Commercial club Thursday and Fri day. SUCCESSFUL ADVERTISERS MR. C. HOOD, One of America's best and most prominent and successful advertisers. Mr. Hood is one of a family that for more than half a century have been making medicines, and making them, as we have every reason to be lieve, with rare intelligence and skill. was born among the green hills of "Vermont, his birthplace being Chel sea, the shire town of Orange county in that state, and his father was Amos Hood, the leading druggist in that section of the country. inherited a taste for pharmacy, and as soon as he was graduated at the Chelsea academy, he went to Lowell, Mass., determined to make a careful study of the.drug business in all its details. After spending some years in Lowell he entered the employ of the old and reliable firm of Theodore Metcalf & Co., druggists, Boston, with whom he remained several years, acquiring the splendid reputation of being one of the best pharmacists in the country. Upon severing his connection with Theodore Metcalf & Co., he returned to Lowell, where he established him self as a druggist and soon began to put up his great medicine. When Hood's Sarsaparilla was ori ginated, Mr. Hood had taken the pains to inform himself fully as to all similar preparations in the mar ket. knew that among similar preparations there were some that were very goodbu it was his lauda ble ambition to produce one that would be better than all others, and after much study and research and careful experiment, he produced the great alterative and tonic that has made his name famous a ll over the world. The demand for Hood's Sarsaparilla grew rapidly, phenomenally, and made it necessary to build for the produc tion of this medicine the largest lab oratory in the world, which is seen by every visitor to Lowell. Fifteen thousand people have tes tified to its curative power in a single year, and well nigh forty thousand in two years. The letters from these peo ple are preserved in Mr. Hood's office and can be seen by any visitor there. Hood's Sarsaparilla has done the world a world of good. I has made a host of friends and kept them. I could not have done so if it had not had merit, real merit. Mr. Hood has reason to be proud of it, for its bene factions have given ri se to that con fidence that finds expression in the popular statement, "If made by Hood it's Good." LOCAL POLITICS LIND HISSED I I DEM. CONVENTION W\ VICTORIOUS HEARST ELEMENT TURNS HIM DOWN. Delegates Refuse to Listen to His Platform and Won't Have Him as DelegateHearst's Men 'Gain Control of Convention by a Sing le Vote. The victory of the Hearst element in the democratic county convention isn't talked about half so much to-day as is the treatment accorded John Lind. The congressman was not only turned down as a candidate for dele gate at large to the state convention, but the first mention of his name was greeted with hisses and hoots. Then. when an attempt was made to read to the convention a statement of Lind'a positionhis platformthe delegates wouldn't listen. The would-be reader, his voice drowned in the storm of yel ls of "sit down," "shut up," "cut it out," and "take it home and read it to the children," was compelled to abandon his effort. Democrats are. trying to-day to figure out the why of it. The narrowness of the triumph for Hearst, for whom almost everything had been claimed, was another sur prise of the convention. The yellow journalist's followers won out by a sin gle vote. A attempt was made to ex plain that there had been a slip in the vote in one ward, but the Hearst crowd already had swept the convention off its feet and, following up the ad vantage they had gained by the an nouncement of the ballot, they yelled like Apaches on killing bent and drowned the voice of any who would protest. Having Won over the tem-j porary organization the rest was easy for the supporters of the New Yorker* Bowler Chosen Chairman. a I was late Saturday afternoon when, the convention got down to* business, the arbitration conference on creden tials having occupied the greater por tion of the day. The test vote fol lowed the report of this committee, and was on the temporary organiza tion. J. Williamson nominated former State Senator S. A. Stockwell forr chairman, candidate of the antis, Harry S. Mead nominated Major J. Bowler, Hearst candidate. Then began the balloting which lasted over an hour. The result was 191 votes for Stockwell, and 192 for Bowler, and received by the Hearst men of the convention with wild cheers, stamping of feet, and the throwing of hats in the air. Lenhart attempted to explain that two votes in the second ward had been unfairly cast for Bowler, but was ruled out of order. The convention was then entirely in the hands of Mr. Hearst's friend s, and every possible advantage was taken for promotion of the New York congressman's inter ests. Richard Tattersfie ld was re-elected secretary, in recognition of the neu tral ground he has held during the campaign in is official position a a secretary of the county democratic committee. A this juncture, Edward E Stevens, leader of the antis, attempted to spring John Lind for delegate at large endorsement A soon as he got far enough along in his speech to make known his intention, his Voice'", .was drowned in cat-calls. The District Delegates. M. C. Brady then nominated Frank Larrabee, and Harry Mead nominated J. Corrigan for district delegates to the national convention. These nominations were received with loud cheers. Williamson then nom-j inated G. Winston, and George Douglas named Elijah Barton, the antinominees, whose names were re ceived with little enthusiasm. A Kennedy then tried to get the floor to read a letter from John Lind announc ing his platform. The would-be read was finally obliged to sit down. I was 7 o'clock when the tellers announced the result: Larrabee, 197 Corrigan, 195Winston 166 Barton, 163a sweeping Hearst victory. The convention then broke loose with the enthusiasm of the Hearst men. After this, the remaining business was sent thu with a rush. O mo tion of Orville Rinehart. the chair appointed a committee consisting of W Williams, Peter Gunerson and McConnell, to name the 102 dele gates to attend the state convention at Duluth, June 22. Peter Weingart and John Burns were elected alter nate distri ct delegates. W Wil liams moved for a general instruction of all delegates for Hearst, which went thru with a roar. Resolutions were then adopted. The Kansas City platform was indorsed, the tariff was characterized as a colossal graft, the', election of senators by the people rec-*l ommended. Tariff for revenue only,' anti-imperialism, income tax, direct taxation, revision and reciprocity with Canada and Mexico, opposition to trusts and private monopolies were some of the points considered. The convention then adjourned till June 15, when it will assemble at Hearst headquarters to indorse the delegates selected for the state con vention. SAYS TRICK FAILED Hearst Iieader Talks of StockwelTs Nomination by the Antis. "The nominating by the anti-Hearst element of S. A. Stockwell as a can didate for chairmanship of the county convention," says W Williams, "was imply a trick put up against' the Hearst interests at the last mo ment. "Just before the convention opened, Stockwell Was offered to us as a can didate, but I chose to stick by Major Bowler, even if it meant to go down j? to defeat. Stockwell was then offered to the antis, and accepted. I was a deal for him to draw a big chunk of Twelfth ward Hearst strength for the antis, and he did itbut not quite enough to win." iA. PLANNING O SLEEP Democratic Delegates Won't Take a Night Train for Dnluth. tw. I is probable the Hennepin count* delegation to the state democratic qon vention at Duluth, June 22, will leave Minneapolis about 4 o'clock the after noon of the 21st. This will bring them into Duluth shortly ^.before 10 o'clock that night. I is figured thafc, if they took a night train,. there'd & be little sleeping for any of them?l but that by arriving in Duluth lit^, time to sleep there, the delegates will-*,'- get a good night's rest and be in fine trim for the battle the following aftef noon.. -v POLITICAL NOTES. "t The Fourth Ward Republican club will hoM its regular meeting at the club ball on Western I avenue this evening. ,'u\ PARIS' TROUBLESOME DINNER, The Parisians are considering whetheri they ought to postpone the dinner hour} still further from 9 to 10 o'clock or give up dinner altogether in favor of a substantial i 6 olclock tea and an after-theater supper. A.