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A Lot of Money.
One section of The Journal to
dav is given up largely to the presen
tation of some of the most impressive
facts bearing upon the ability of the
people of the northwest to buy things. Wellman says these gentlemen express
That is what the business loealjy I surpnse when
and in other sections ot the country I Roosevelt's last term
wants to kno-n studies the output
of a ny section of the country caiefully
before he mak es Ins plans to do busi
*ness in that section. If he be a mer
chant or a manufacturer, he wants to
(know whether the producers are pios
-perouswhether thev are going to have
money with which to buy goods, and,
'if so, whethei they will have a little
or a good deal.
The cential northwestby which is
generally meant Minnesota and the
-Dakotasis mainly an agricultural re-
-.gion. At least that part of it directlv
,in commercial lclations wi th Minne
apolis is agricultural. Duluth has a
large share of the trade of the iron
^country and the railroads .have not yet
Ifiiven Minneapolis a fair chance at
|the mining regions, of the Black Hills,
*altho a direct line is now under process
%of construction. Outside of these lo
calities, however, Minneapolis is the
^market for what the northwest pro
duces, and facts with regard to the
_, extent and value Of that production
are of importance here and wherever
the trade of this section is a matter
of practical moment,
W think we have set foi th condi
|tions in the northwest in the suppl
ementary section today in such a man
In-er as to be of value. I certainly is
Kworth while to know that it takes $340,
1000,000 to measure the value of a sin
igle vcar's output of the fields and pas
tures, the gardens and the dairies of the
central northwest, and it seems to us
that when the world at large comes to
know that this represents merely the
I increase of the wealth of this section
p, for one year, this fact will impress
deeply the truth about the wealth and
the financial and commeicial streng th
of this section of the country upon the
commercial world.
Perhaps a still clearer view of the
value of the agricultural output of the
central northwest may be obtained
I wh en we measure it with the value of
the entire output of the United States
KM, silver, copper and in iron ore
for 1903, an"d find that it exceeds their
combined value by near ly one hundred
millions of dollars.
And that isn't like the output of a
mining countryso much to be sub
tracted from the sum total of its treas
ure. The agricultural northwest can
do this again ne xt year, and the next.
and so on indefinitely.
I I it any wond er that the northwest
is prosperous
I If you are not already a resident of
the central northwest, and therefore a
sharer in this prosperity, don't you
"thiii-k you would like to be?
A New York beggar who was arrested,
when searched at the station, was found
I to have on his person $2,000, besides
fdeeds to valuable property in Manhattan
|^He was going down to Wall street to
make an investment, and, expecting to
be a sure-enough beggar before his re
turn home again, he took a practice spin
and was arrested.
Home Rule Here and Abroad.
a I the discussion of home rule for
A cities, and particular ly in debating
I municipal ownership of utilities, we
fare too apt to draw comparisons
i between cities of our own country and
European cities which are not true.
The American city is not the conti
ncntal city by any means, nor even
.Ithe English town Home rule here and
there me an different thing s. not
keeping thaek distinction in mind we fre-
^quently me mistakes
The American city is the creature
I of the state, not of the United States,
land xtg functions are determined by a
I body of lawmakers frequently in ses
fsion, and who find no greater impulse
^to activity than in the regulation of
I municipalities. I thfe state of Min
nesota, for example, there is a home
|rule charter law, whose title reads as
I tho the city coming into being under
fits provisions would have the power
*t run its own business exclusively.
But th is is not the readi ng of the en
abling act. I hedges cities about with
conditions. Our home rule is quite dif
ferent from the home rule of Eng-
land it is probably quite different
jifrom the home rule of Ohio. I amounts
merely to a permission to cities to
make their own laws und er restrict
ions. I is advantageous, since it
hels tb cities in. a. measure .4.0 break.
Thursday Evening',
the tyranny of the legislature, but it
does not break it entirely. _.,
English cities have a much larger
field of home rule than American
cities. They can ran'in debt in a gopd
many ways denied to American cities.
They can contract a volume of debt
which would be impossible to American
cities. I is th is freedom of debt-oon
tracting which accounts for many of
the trading" operations of English
and Scotch towns which have carried
municipal ownership to an excesB.
The ardent municipal-ownership man
believes we are behind the tim es in
not allowing our cities the liberty ac
corded to British municipalities. Eng
lish opponents of "trading,'' on the
other hand, are becoming very much
impressed wi th the American system of
limiting the powers of councils over
the public purse. They are especially
envious of the facility with whi ch an
American citizen may take a new law
into court and test its constitutionality.
They wish they had something like it.
Perhaps when we Jook at our restricted
home rule with the eyes of conserva
tive Englishmen we will be less testy
over its limitations
A large number of exchanges contain
ing scholarly editoiials headed "If the
Wai Should Go On' are being-
by each mall From their tenor it Is
eas to see that both sides were lucky
to make peace Just when they did
Our President.
The president's success in connection
wi th the peace congress may get him
into some tiouble which he did not an
ticipate. Walter Wellman says that it
is liable to make him president for an
other term. Writing fiom Portsmouth,
where his environment -just at present
is largely that of eminent foreigners,
that this is
They cannot un
derstand why the American people will
permit lnm to retire to private life.
They are ve ry generous in their esti
mate of our gre at president and do not
hesitate to attribute to him the success
of the conference. They say they do
not believe it would have been a suc
cess if he had not at the critical mo
ment thro wn into the trembling bal
ance between success and failure the
gi eat weight of his personal and official
What these gentlemen say about the
wisdom of continuing Mr. Eoosevelt
in office is shaied very largely by his
own countrymen. His announcement on
the night of his election last Novem
ber that he -would und er no circum
stances a candidate for re election
was universally applauded because it
was the prompt answer to a lot of
ridiculous campai gn stuff about the
man on horseback, the dang er of im
perialism, etc., and because it was rec
ognized at once as a denial of every
bond and tie which, mig ht interfere
with the exercise of his authority
purely in the interest of the public.
A the same time, a gre at many peo
ple are saying that the popular demand
will be so strong in 1908 that he can't
resist it. That Mr. Eoosevelt would
decline the office if elected is not prob
able. That he will decline the nom
ination if tender ed to him is not im
probable, That he will enhance hi?
fame and enlarge his usefulness by ad
hering to his pledge of last November
seems certain. I the first place, there
are a great many thin gs that Mr.
Eoosevelt can do for his country almost
if not quite as effectively as an ex
president as he could do them if he were
president. will never cease to be,
so long as he lives, a potent factor in
shaping the destiny of his country.
The tradition against a third term
is something worth preserving. I is
worth so much that it would be worth
while to pay for its preservation by
the introduction of an interv al o four
years between Mr. Roosevelt's present
term and another one. I is not im
probable that he will be president
again. is a man for an emergency
and it is easy to conceive that an
emergency might arise four, eight,
twelve or more years after the expira
tion of his present term which would
call him back to office and undoubted
ly he would respond with that full
heartedness with which he has given
himself to the service of his country at
the present time. But that he will
yield 1908, be the pressure for ac
ceptance never so heavy, is not prob
able nor, from the present outlook,
would it be desirable.
The subway tavern in New Yoik, some
times referred to and perhaps better
known as "Bishop Potter's saloon," is
said -to be a financial failure and likely to
be closed or to pass under other control
and be conducted on strictly business
principles from the saloonkeeper's stand
point. If it opens again it will not be
opened with prayer, nor will it be con
ducted as an antidote or a counter-irri
tant, but as a regular joy-water shop and
no restrictions on the privilege of pur-
chase. Bishop Potter must be conceded
the best of motives in lending his sym
pathy to the effort to conduct a saloon so
that it will be a moral force, but his fail
ure will probably be taken as another
evidence that the saloon cannot be made a
moral force.
FarkerXor Mayor of New York
A curious fusion ticket for the local
New York campaign consisting of Al
ton B. Parker for mayor, former May or
Schieren of Brooklyn for controller,
Thomas L. Hamilton' for clerk and W.
T. Jerome for district attorney has been
suggested. Here are two republicans
and two democrats for the larger places
with an equal division of the lesser
jobs. The theory upon which such a
ticket would be broug ht into the field is
that the old county democracy, with
which William Grace fought Tam
many, still has virility, and that by
combining it with the republican
strength, a winning combination could
be made.
Evidently the task of ousting Mc
Clellan is not an easy omei The re
publicans are in earnest in their desire
to do it, and are willing to go" to con
siderable lengths to join1
with any re-
spectable section of the democracy,
which is travelingi the same drrec
tion. But it must be pretty near ly
strand ed wh en it falls back on Alton
Parker to lead a winning fight on any
proposition. 3.
Mr. Bede is likely to be so busy In Du
luth* that he will not have time this fall to
go over and throw down those reservoir
dams. When a map gets a lot of hungry
officeseekera on his trail "his attention is
likely to be pretty well occupied.
The Russian People Awakened.
I war a complete loss? There is a
school of philosophers who have con
tended for ages that the slaughter of
men in war -was but an exhibition of
mad passion, that it add ed nothing to
the progress of the world, that it was
in fact a lapse into barbarism.
Of many wars th is may have been
said truthfully. There have been
wicked wais in which little was
gained and much was lost. This would
apply to near ly all the wars of Nap o
leon. lived, ruled, reigned and
slew and when he faded from the hori
zon on board the Bellerophon the prob
lem of civilization in Europe had not
been advanced a step. Nations which
had been wrenched from their moor
ings and. set adrift by him on a tide of
destruction had to be captured and re
turned to their legitimate harbors of
refuge. The boundaries of nations set
by nature and by racial differences re
asserted themselves and the evolution
of Europe into a family of natio ns re
sumed its logical function. Incidental
ly there was, of course, considerable
gain. Autocracy had received some
stunning blows from a self-made auto
crat. The general run of humanity
looked upward with more human and
less bovine expression after Napoleon
than before. Liberty was broadened
and tyranny received a check. None
of this result was a part of Napoleon's
plan, but it was pait of the outcome
of his spectacular ambition.
But there have been other wars
which could be more readilv mstified-
The American revolution and the
American rebellion were productive
first of a nati on and second of a free
nation. The first planted liberty, the
second uprooted slavery. Possibly
both results could have been brought
about without war. Human foresight
could not see it and human hindsight
is a peculiarly arrogant institution.
The war between Russia and Japan
will probably go down in history as
one of the wars which brought gre at good
in its train. The historian of the fu
ture will undoubtedly say that the rise
of the Russian people dated from the
war with Japan. The Russian people
have never lived heretofore. They
have existed merely as atoms. Today
they have an identity. They have been
given a start in life. I rests with
them to make the rescue from a living
dea th complete. The bureaucracy has
been undermined. I remai ns with the
Russian people to blow it up. Whether
they will do it by revolution or evolu
tion remains to be seen. But it is cer
tain that the movement which has
been started will not be stayed until
the Russian people have come to their
It was a \ery nice speech Witte
made to the members of the press in
forming them that they had been uni
formly courteous and fair and that they
had contributed greatly to the success
of the peace conference. At home if M.
Witte should talk to an editor that way
he would be arrested for treason and
the editor would be hanged for listening.
Some of the senators are said to be
opposed to Mr. Cortelyau for secretary
of the treasury because of his lack of
experience in financial matters. They
don't see how a man who lected a pres
ident without the use of money can pos
sibly understand the basis of our insti
The New York Tribune is advancing
as an argument for changing the date of
the president's inauguration the fact that
every time a number of distinguished of
ficeholders die as the result of exposure
at the ceremonies. This argument will
weigh nothing with those who are wait
ing to get into jobs.
There is one white man living in Atka,
in the Aleutian islands, 600 miles west
Of Dutch Harbor. He has just learned
who was elected president of the United
States last November. At that, he is
somewhat ahead of the Tennessee moun
taineers who are depositing their ballots
for A. Jackson.
Quantrell's band did not see why it
should not have a pleasant little reunion
without arms. Are not the members of
the Standard Oil company and the ship
ping trust holding meetings every little
vTwo widows' pensions cut off by the
Equitable amount to $43,000 a year. Evi
dently it is better to be the widow of a
patriot who started a tontine insurance
game than tne widow of one who merely
fought for his country.
An Indiana man who was taken to hear
Mr. Bryan lecture, jumped Into the river,
swam across and ran three miles before
he was caught. When he returned the
I lecture and the danger were over.
Tokio looks today like Washington
during a special sssslon of the senate.
Elder statesmen are hurrying about In
side of jinrikshas and outside of gin
Carrie Nation rises to remark that,
Governor Folk is a lobster. In Japan
this would be the highest praise. No
telling what Carrie means by it, how
Russia acts like a man who had pock
eted the proceeds of a jackpot and was
trying to coitvinoe the crowd that he was
"hardly even with the game."
The postmaster general is going to
prohibit the matrimonial guides the use
of the mails. Sure enough isn't mar
riage a lottery?
The eclipse of the sun did not attract
much attention in Minneapolis. W get
less of Sol on the ordinary rainy day.
Governor Cummins still stands pat on
X-afe Young's report of Shaw's speech?
AND COMPANY.Randall Parrish has
written a new novel of the west. It bears
the title, "A Sword of the Old Frontier
It is "the plain account of sundry adven
tures befalling Chevalier Raoul de Cou-
bert," and these adventures are the kind
that Mr. Parrish can create well. Daring
and resourceful escapes from one seem
ingly hopeless situation after another
keep the reader wholly absorbed, and
makes a splendidly exciting story. Of
course there is a lady to be fought for
and rescued, and she is the most per
plexing and attractive of Mr. Parrish's
charming heroines. "Historic Illinois" is
the title of the other book by Mr. Parrish
The first will be out Oct. 28, and the sec
ond Nov. 4
Other fiction promised by the same
firm includes "Ben Blair," by Will Lilli
bridge, a tale of western life with a cow
boy hero, and "The Secret of Wold Hall,"
by Evelyn Everett-Green. Facts about
gardening made clear as a part of -A.
Garden in Pink," a story of two young
married people, perhaps ought to be in
cluded in the Action list of the firm also
The author is Blanche Elizabeth Wade
Among the more serious books prom
ised are: "With Shelley in Italy," by
Anna Benneson McMahan, richly illus
trated, -A-rts and Crafts of Old Japan
by Stewart Dick "A Handbook of Mod
ern Japan," by Ernest W Clement, "In
the Land of the Strenuous Life," by Abbe
Felix Klein, a book or observations made
during a trip in America "Home Life
in France," by Matilda Betham-Edwards,
"Far Easterr Impressions," by Ernest
F. G. Hatch "Remenyi Musician and
Man," by Gwendolyn Kelly and Georgf
P. Upton Four additions will be made to
the "tandard Biographies being "Lock
hart" S Life of Burns, 'Locknart Life
of Scott," "Strickland's Life of Queen
Elizabeth" and "Carlyle's Life of Crom
The same Arm has a list that will inter
est the little folks also. Three titles
with the authors names will he enough
to convince one of the worth of these
juveniles These are- "The Moon Prin-
cess," by Edith Ogden Harrison, "The
Face in the Pool," by Allen St John,
"Lady Dear," by Millicent E Mann
fwmervrvvTv vs c^
8 Ep XliSER,
Author of "Oharle tho Chauffeur,"
V 4 4 i1"
BLIND.Something like that would make
a fair title for Riser's "Charles, the
Chauffeur" If you lead "Love Sonnets
of an Office Boy" and will imagine the
office boy grown large and learned in
the ways of the automobile and the pleas
ures to be gotten out of it by the mil
lionaire or millionairess, yon "will have
some idea of Charles Charles has not
become learned, mind vou, in the trivial
matter of grammar, joist in that of run
ning an automobile so as to cut the but
tons from the coat of anjone who hap
pens to get in the way of his machine
He is employed by a young widow who^c
chief joy is to ride in a high-power
"bubble" at top speed, andwell, the fun
she gets out of "autoing" may be seen
from the following instructions given to
No, Charles never cripple anybody just for
your o\\ sntisraction If you have to run
over people when vou are trjing to break rec
ords, thut is a different thing
Charles was a chauffeur who could obey
such instructions, with a tilt toward
crippling one just for fun and no com
punctions whatever about running one
down when he got in the way of a record
But he had other ambitions wherein he
was blind, and Anally had to go
Seriously the book is rather caustic
toward the reckless autojst, and, gives a
good bit of amusement in the reading
Frederick A. Stokes Co Isew \ork. $1.
SPEAKS.Men of the sword are also
sometimes men of the pen There is no
need to give names in illustration. To
prove the assertion there comes to us a
litt le book entitled Reform, by Colonel
de Clairmont, auditor of the Orpheum
Circuit company. The subject is treated
under various heads. "Caveat Patria,"
"Law and Justice," "Legislation," "The
Press," "Education," "Religion,"
"Finance," "Federal Government" and
"United States Army." These chapters
are followed by the author's concluding
judgment It will be seen that the man
of the sword in this case is not at all
shy in meeting the issues at stake in the
whole fleld of reform He is not afraid to
"call a spade a spade" and he does It
with a candor that is very engaging. W
cannot but admire his pluck The
colonel has given a readable book, and
given it -with the air of a scholar
H. S. Crocker Co., San Francisco.
Witte as a Prophet.-Witte is gifted
with a degree of intuition little short of
prophetic, says E J. Dillon in the Amer
ican Review of Reviews for September.
He foresaw the war with Japan years be
fore it broke out, and most of the salient
events of the past twelve months he pre
dicted several years ago. A man of that
caliber who sees when his fellows are
blind, speaks out when others are tongue
tied, and works when they are idle, must
of necessity have many and unscrupulous
enemies. In his own countrv, Witte is
generally unduly praised or immoderately
blamed, and most of the literary por
traits of him are little better than cari
catures Much watef will flow from the
Neva into the Finnish gulf before a
faithful picture of the man as he lived
and worked can be/-tfr^wn and painted
As physically he to$es above the com
mon run of men sO Intellectually he is
often able to take a much wider survey
than they can of things beyond the nar
row horizon of the moment. As I re
marked in the beginning of this article, he
is a creator* rather than a product of his
native land. Sergius Witte is to his
countrymen what Anglo-Saxon America
Is to the rest of the globe. But however
great his inborn glf1^e.and however seri
ous his various errors, the impartial biog
rapher will characterize him in the Words
of the great German poet: "His striving
was with loving, his Jiving was in deed."
"This Fallow the King.""The Honor
able Bier "Tim SuUiyan la the mightiest
power in Tammany save the boss, and
some philosophers would make not even
this exception," says Collier's for Sep
tember 2 "He iff a strong man tbo un
squeamish In his ways, and when he
speaks there are always signs of thought.
Two bits of cerebration Indulged in by
him, in his recent little trip abroad, seem
particularly to Justify this praise. m
fact,' says he, 'as far as 1 could make
out. the Irish folk are beginning to object
less to English rule than to the supposed
Irish who rule there.' This statement is
perhaps exaggerated, but it reveals re
freshingly a bit of useful truth. Tim's
other prize sentence was as follows:
'This fellow the king struck me as know
ing how to be popular. If he had sat
up all night thinking about the best way
to do it, he couldn't have come to no bet
ter conclusion than the way he goes
round being affable to everybody.' Like
the rest of us, Edward has his flaws but
this especial eulogy he deserves, and no
body is more fitted to appreciate its
meaning than the strong and traveled
statesman by whom it was delivered."
Mark Twain for Jerome.Mark Twain
enters the arena of municipal politics in
the current Harper's Weekly, to which he
contributes a letter advocating the elec
tion of Mr Jerome as mayor of New York.
He wishes, he says, to register as a Je
rome petitioner, for he believes that Mr.
Jerome has proved that honesty in poli
tics and office is still possible in New
York, "tho not epidemic." Mr. Clemens
intends he says to vote for Jerome but.
out of respect for the district attorney's
morals and principles, will vote for him
only once on election daytho "If I were
free fiom this restraint," he concludes,
"I would make It a hundred."
The Lyceum's Reopening.
The Lyceum theater will be formally
opened next Monday night as a first-class
popular-priced vaudeville house Mayor
Jones will take official cognizance of so
important an event by delivering an ad
dress of welcome. The new management
has everything in readiness for the aus
picious event There will be perform
ances every afternoon and evening, and it
-will he the constant aim of the manage
ment to deserve the oatronage of ladies
and gentlemen by presenting only re
fined, entertaining and Instructive acts of
conspicuous merit.
Foyer Chat.
No play or company that has been seen
in Minneapolis for some time has created
quite the enthusiasm aroused by the pro
duction at the Metropolitan by Miss
Eleanor Robson and her company of
Zangwill's charming comedy, "Merely
Mary Ann
A long line was in evidence at the Met
ropolitan this morning for the seat sale
for "Ben Hur next week.
Admirers of good minstrelsy are get
ting great enjoyment out of the "Jest
Fun" number of Dan Quinlan and Kellar
Mack on the Orpheum bill this v.eek,
especially as Mack Is the originator of
the William Tell "potato ac t" which
arouses such mirth
Wonderland park, beautifullv illumin
ateof and With lively throngsToI pleasure
seekers on its promenades, presented a
fascinating sight last-night. In addition
to regular park amusement attractions, a
program of free acts was given which in
cluded the Three Nambas, wonderful Jap
anese acrobats, De Aeriene, a French
aerial contortionist, and a high dive by
Lind into the lagoon, besides a band con
cert and a display of Pain's fireworks.
Next week Wonderland will have the
Flying Banvards, the best return and
casting act before the public.
Irene Little receives algjost an ovation
at each performance at the Unique thea
ter Now that the popular balladist is
going away, the patrons of the theater
indicate a genuine interest in her fu-
ture.* Tomorrow night the Unique has
its usual weekly amateur performance.
The sale of seats opened with a rush
at the Bijou this morning for the en
gagement of that ever-popular play, "In
*01d Kentucky," which begins the regular
^fall and winter season at the Bijou next
Sunday afternoon In addition to the
regular matinees a special matinee will
be given on Monflay, Labor day.
Bijou, there comes for one week that
merriest of musical comedies, "Hoity
The kindly feeling that exists toward
Dick Ferris as a citizen as well as an
entertainer will crystallize at the Lyceum
theater Saturday evening, when the busi
ness men of Minneapolis will give a tes
timonial for the departing manager. It
is expected that Governor Johnson and
Mayor Jones will occupy boxes, and hun
dreds of prominent citizens who have
subscribed for seats will be present Mr.
Ferris will revive "A Glided Fool" for
the occasion. One more performance will
be given of "Fedora," and beginning to
morrow afternoon "Camille,'' with Mr.
Ferris and Miss Stone both in the cast,
will be played three times. The last
performance by the company will be giv
en Sunday evening.
A Matter of "*Vs &**,
To the Editor of Tho JounuA
The wonderful brain Hrtc .r,g- the den
tlnies of the Twin City Rapid Transit
company can be most fully appreciated
by Kenwood people who ftnd it conveni
ent to use the Lake street line. For in
stance. Should we take a Lake street
car to get from Nicollet park home, we
are obliged to pay 10 cents or else walk
from Hennepin and Douglas avenues, as
no transfer is given from the Hennepin
lines to Kenwood.
Now here comes the brilliancy of the
management: By taking a First avenue
car we can go down town and transfer
to a Kenwood car for a nickel, the com
pany, thereby giving more than double
the ride it would srive were a transfer
provided tor the Kenwood line from He n
nepin, and at the rush hours, too. Great
Another pointa transfer from Lake
street to Hennepin gives a ride for a
nickel^to the state fair grounds, at least
five times the distance that Kenwood
people are obliged to pay 10 cents for
Now why should Kenwood be discrim
inated against in this manner? The
Lake street line is absolutely of no value
to us, unless we are content to submit
to the petty holdup of the railway com
pany and put up an extra fare.
How nice it would be accidentally to
get a majority in the city council not
hired by the car company, so that such
a glaring inconsistency and discrimina
tion against certain sections of the city
as the one in question could be corrected.
Why was not the transfer question
settled before Lake street boulevard was
destroyed by placing a carline on it?
Of course, the company will come back
and say that if a transfer is given on a
transfer there is nothing to prevent a
person riding all day on a single fare.
This objection could be easily overcome
by providing a space on the transfer for
a punch showing it to be a second trans
fer and refusing another transfer on all
so punched then oblige passengers to
ask for transfers when fare is paid or
first transfer given up, as is done In 75
per cent of xjities. This -vfrould obviate
the useless and exasperating "delay at all
transfer points that now results from
conductors passing out transfers as pa s
sengers leave the cars.
But, as the great majority of the citi
zens seem to like Wh?f Is being hafnded
them, there Is probably little use in be
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August 31, ^1905. i-ttfi pa.
New York Sun Special Service.
Cleveland, Au g. 31.Frank Thom
as, the oil peddler, who is fighting the
Standard Oil company, today forward
ed his statement to Commissioner of
Corporations Garfield at Washington
with a request for an investigation.
Loomis formerly drove one of the
wagons of the Cleveland Oil Delivery
company, a Standard Oil concern. Only
recently he went into busin-ess for him
"Th3 first day I was out for my-
self," he says, "1 noticed the delivery
company wagon on my route wi th five
men on it. These men followed me
around my route, going into the hemes
of my customers and aski ng them not
to buy oil of me. They still have the
wagon and men following my route. Re
cently they cut the price of oil and gas
olene one cent under my prices. I
was told bj' the men on the wagon of
my ompetitors that if I persisted in*
trying to dispense oil on my route I
would have to give it away. One of
the foremen of the delivery company
toid me aft er I start ed that he wished
me good luck, but that he would hate
to risk what I was risking The de
livery company men have secured many
of my old customers.
There are but two independent oil
companies that I know of in' Cleveland
from which I could purchase oil. I get
my oil from the Columbia Oil Eefining
Lewis sa-ys that when he drove the
Cleveland Oil Delivery company's wag
on he was instructed to say to custom
ers that it was not Standard Oil that
they were gettin g.
Earl Grey and His Countess and Sir
who ha
Wilfrid Laurier Will Attend the
Splendid Ceremonies at Edmonton
and ReginaSchool Legislation Issue
Still Troubling.
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., Au g. 31.With
eveiy assurance ot a bountiful har
vest, with the actual beginning of the
construction of its new transcontinen
tal railway, with investors and settlers
rushing in from every side, the people
of weste rn Canada will celebrate the
inauguration of provincial institutions
wi th all the enthusiasm that these aus
"In Old Kentucky" at the
s circumstances would natural ly
Alberta will have the first celebra
tion in the tempoiary capital, Edmon
ton, on Sept. 1, and the citizens of
that northern metropolis will endeavor
to make such a shownng as will im
prove the chances of their town to re
main the seat of government, to which
older and more substantial Calgary
strenuously lays claim. There will be
plen ty of outside aid to make the dis
play an imposing one. Viceroyalty
will be there represented by Earl Grey
and the countess, with a gorgeous es
cort of the royal northwest mounted
police so will Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
Canada's lenowned premier, with sev
eral of his colleagues. A soon as the
pageant is over in Edmonton the vis
itors will rush back to Regina, where
similar ceremonies are to take place
on Sept. 4, to mark the birth of the
province of Saskatchewan.
Americans Prominent.
American settlers are taking an ac
tive part in the organization of thdse
demonstrations I Eegma. the impor
tan ce of their co-operation was so gen
erally recognized that there was a sep
arate American committee to help in
the work of organization for the great
The part which these settlers will
play in the elections which are to fol
low close upon these inaugural cere
monies will not be less important. Al
tho American-born jmmignts who
have only lecently crossend the line can-j
not vote there ilsf a large proportion of i
io a^
those who araeu classed as Americans
while those who went to the states
from British possessions and became
Amencan citizens are restored to their
full political rights as British sublets
six months after they have entered
Canada, if they only take the pre
scribed oath to renew their allegiance.
I this way a large numb er of peo
ple who have been trained in Ameri
can political methods will have the
right to vote at the coming elections.
N Vote on Constitution.
Altho the promotion^ from the rank
of territory to that of statehood cor
responds in many ways to admission
to statehood in the union, no Canadian
province has ever "been permitted to
vote on its constitution. That instru
ment, in theory, is a grant from the
crown in practice it is the work of
the Dominion parliament and the par
liament of Ottawa has legislated wi th
a view of carryi ng out certain ideas
which were the basis of the Canadian
confederation as much as to meet the
wishes of the people of the new prov
Thus the new provincial governments
are restricted in' many ways: they will
not have the control of the public lands
within their territories and must re
spect the rights i the Canadian Pacific
railway in the matter of taxation in
legislating on educational matters thev
must respect the vested rights of reli
gious minorities to separate schools, nor
can they erect such divorce mills as
made Dakota famous.
In' the work of practical organization
the people will also have their iiidges
and lieutenant governor appointed from
above. The latter official specially
will play an important part at the out
set as he would have the absolute power
to select the first provincial cabinet
and will no doubt do so in a way to
meet the views of Ottawa.
First Elections in November.
That being the situation after the
provinteial regime is inaugurated in Al
berta and Saskatchewan, the people will
nevertheless have an opportunity to ex
press .their view of the constitution
given'them, wh en the first elections for
the legislature are held in November.
When the bills to give provincial status
to the weste rn territories were first in
troduced at Oitawa. it was stated in
th is correspondence that it was as well
to hoist the storm signal over that po
litical field. The storm has been stead
ily brewing and it will burst locally
with a vengeance after the inaugura
tion ceremonies.
Already the action of the Lauri er
government in restiicting the powers of
the western legislatures concerning the
schools and the public lands has been
the subject of violent agitation all over
Canada'. I Ontario a great effort was
made to secure a verdict against the
Laurier policy, when two parliamentary
elections came on, hut it failed. This
defeat has not daunted the western op-
-of- tli policy of separate
it^i &&
i*^*tf j|
New York Sua Special Service.,
Cleveland, Aug. 31."Inasmuch
as moral greatoess is more than intel-1
lectual greatness inasmuch as it is
more blessed to give than to receive, so
the greatness of Mr. Rockefeller is
greater than any of these."
The excerpt is from the third para
graph of Chapter 1 of the "Vindica
tion o John I Bockefeller, -wntten
by Marcus M. Brown, president of the
Mayfield Heights Realty company.
I twelve chapters, comprising 150
pages are set forth Rockefeller's known
gifts history of the Corrigan-Rockefel
ler case by Virgil Klinea "Learned
and Exhaustive Justification of the
Standard Oil company," by Professor
Frederick G. Wright of Oberlin college,
comments of the author on paragraphs
from Ida M. Tarbell, etc.
"This book," said Mr. Brown, "is a
labor of love. I is my offering as a
friend and neighbor of Mr. Rockefeller.
I is a complete answer to the criticism
of Ida Tarbell."
I his book Mr. Brown says^i
'^lr. BoeKefeller is a umpire cliar
acter he stan ds absolutely alone. Hero
is a man Jike as to wh om the annals of
time are silent, yet what modesty, what
wholesome public and private example,
what kindliness, what forbearance, long
suffering, and universal love has he.
Xot to speak of Christianity in particu
lar, neither this country nor the world
can afford to lose such an object lesson
for good and the geneial elevation of
mankind as this man affords."
schools and federal control of the public
Roblin Balked.
Premier Roblin and his colleagues in
the Manito ba frovernment were anxious
to loin the fray. They would have
dissolved the legislature and brought on
a geneial election in this province this
fall, on the issue of Laurier's injustice
to the provinces, especially in refusing
to extend the boundaries of Manitoba,
but the lieutenant governor, -who is in.
sympathy wTith
hit. Professor Shaw needs no
mtioduction. is known all over
the United States and Canada, wher
ever agriculture is practiced. Coming
of Scotch parent s, born? in Canada, edu
cated in the Canadian schools, he was
wellt toe
Hf rk ha
of voters.
School Legislation the Issue.
The reaLT battle will be on school
legislation,., The Houltainites, on their
plntform, only proposp, ff they-are re
turned to office, to make a legal case to
test the constitutionality of the Otta
a legislation concerning separate
schools. As a matter of fact thej- are
miking a vigorous appeal to all oppo
nents of separate schools and of clerical
Chicago, Special Correspondence.In
securing Trofessor Thom as Sbaw of
Minnesota as Northwestern editor, live
stock authority and grain expert,
Oiange Judd Farmer has scored a de
the Ottawa government,
refused his assent to a dissolution of
the legislature.
This crisis in Manitoba's affairs has
been passed over by the local press, the
secrecv of the relations between govern
ors and cabinet ministers being held al
most sacred in the Dominion, but I hold
my information from an unquestionable
Confined to New Provinces.
The result of the masterful policy of
the Ottawa government and its friends
will be that the battle will be confined
to the new provinces, where all regular
liberals have already^ been' lined up in
support of the administration policy,
that is to give the new prov mcial insti
tutions a fair trial.
Thf opposition -will be lead in Alber
a by Mf. Bennett, a Calgary lawyer
and orator, and Saskatchewan, by
Mr. Houljjain, the premier of the terri
tories up to the beginning of the nCw
regime. They attack the Ottawa gov
ernment on its land policy but as the
Dominion is giving the new province a
larger-annual gra nt cash in lieu of the
landstjwJd is besides conducting a vig
orous* rnimigration policy which is to
the advantpge of the provinces, th is is
sue will not cut a very important figure
in the swraying
I i
ka hde splendi-d men eequipped by wid trv eu an observa
successfully carried
Hi ear eX enenc
fo i
been lone enough the
lowrei I as a farmer,
those of a teacher, profea
agncultlir an
mate'T1*i fro whie
editor, supple-
ive hi a marve i 0ll amount of
draw i a ddi-
arU th fle 1S a
cnaract0 arAlls sterling worth. has
the esteem and respecm of-o every one
with whom he is acquainted. With
such an equipment. Professor Shaw is
preparing to do tne highest type of
editorial work. The Orange Judd com
pany publications relieve him of .all de
tails and he will be perfectly free to
prepare and complete many series of
articles on live stock and gTain topics
articles which can1
be absolutely de
pended upon. The best scientific prac
tices Will be enumerat ed in his articles
from time to time. will be a per
sonal fuend and helper
Professor Shaw will continue writing
agricultural books. His list is already
large, including Weeds, and How to
Eradicate Them: Forage Crops Other
Than Grasses Soiling Crops and the
Silo: Animal Breeding Sheep Hus-
bandryStud of Breeds Polishing
Gems Grasses and How to Grow Them
Clovers and How to Grow Them, in
press), and almost ready for publica
tion Cultivated Crops and How
to Grow Them Boot Crops
and How to Grow Them, and
Finding Pearls. Other agricultural
books are badly needed on topics with
which Professor Shaw is perfectly f*
miliar These will be forthcoming froflft
time to time. is in great demand
as a lecturer. comes to his new
work with gre at enthusiasm, realizing
the wonderful opportunities for doing
good. Herbert Mvnck, Editor-in
Chief, in speaking of Professor Shaw's
acquisition to Orange Judd Farmer
already strong editorial forces, says:
Yet abo ve his remarkable abilities, I
place Professor Shaw's character I
mav be old fashioned, bnt I insist upon
character, integrity and purity in my
fellow editors. Perhaps this property
would make more money if we were less
scrupulous in our departments, but I
place character above wealth."
Why don't you try Carter's Little
Liver Pills? They are a positive cure
for sick headache and all the ills pro
duced by disordered liver. Only one
pill a dose.
Morgan Post "Official Route"
to the Ch A. Encampment at
Denver, Colorado.
Special train September 2nd, via the
Minneapolis & St. Louis B., consist
ing of Pullman standard and tourist
sleepers, will be run through without
change. Lea ve Minneapolis 9:30 a.m.
Only $17.75 for the round trip. Liberal
limits and stopovers.
Call on G. Bickel, C. T. A., No.
424 Nicollet Ave., or G. A. headquar
ters, No. 407 Phoen ix Building.
Any person with money in a savings
bank can double their income. Bead ad
vertisement in th is paper of Share
Shoe Corporation^ St. Paul, Minn. ^f-SS

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