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A Service to the Scandinavians.
Professor Basmus B. Anderson, for
merly American minister to Denmark,
speaking of W. B. Chamberlain's corres
pondence from Sweden1
and Norway,
I have re^d every line of his ca
blegrams and letters, and I want to
say that not in a single instance
has he made an erroneous state
ment of fact. He has grasped the
^situation with astonishing clearness
andSaccuracy, and has made a most
illuminating, most interesting expo
sition of all phases of the crisis.
He writes like a man who has for
years made a thoro study of Scan
dinavian history. The Journal
has performed a service that the
Scandinavians of the northwest
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The Russian Viewpoint.
Princess Frances Cah'tacuzene, the
widow of a Eussian nobleman, has been
interviewed in New York on the peace
conference, and says: "Americans can
not understand the Eussian viewpoint.
They cry out against serfs, but I, who
own serfs, know there is no other ar
rangement possible. The peasants are
unfitted to take any part in the man
agement of the country.'' Eegarding the
Kishinef massacre, the princess again
expressed, her polite regret that the
Americans could not get at the Eussian
""viewpoint. "It is the Eussian spirit
to fire first and adjust differences later.
In strike times even the American sol
diers fire on mobs."
"The princess will soon sail for Eussia
to remain several years. She ought to
be a useful member of Eussian society.
__She seems to have the Russian1
point very pat. The remarkable thing
about this.interview is that the woman
who gave it was born in America of
A.merican parents. Her marriage with
i Eussian prince appears to have made
ie#4itle and privilege mad.
People who are. expecting Mr. Eoose
elt to accept the presidency again are
Terlookittg the fact that he has a large
imber of magazine articles to get off
Jd-besides, he has never hunted in
Uaska, India or Tibet.
A Million Carloads.
I is estimated that in twelve states
the western Ohio valley, the north
rest and tho central southwest, there
re a million' carloads of new crop ton
age' to be moved this season. I is
OBrbtful if any such showing was ever
efore made in the country's history.
___Jhe railroads have a big problem be
ore them and skillful management will
necessary to prevent a recurrence of
ar shortages and freight congestion
iat were so bad a feature a few years
gO.- That any trouble will be expe
.enced in the immediate future is un
kely, for the railroads, alive to the
.tuition, have made great efforts in
reparation, but it remains to be seen
yw it will work out later on.
All the crops do not move in the
ime proportion, nor does the entire
irt of any crop move off the farms. To
it, the total of any leadirg farm pro
ict into carloads would be greatly to
reaj^stimate the tonnage. For illus
ation, the three states of Minnesota,
orth Dakota and South Dakota, have
ised a combined wheat and gats crop
alsout '336,000,000 bushels, and it is
fe to estimate that 200,000,000 bush
of it will move some distance by
il, to market. This, on rough ap
"oximation, would mean about 185,000
these two crops alon'e, for
three states. When .all the crops
figured up in this way, and the
incipal ^producing states, Minnesota,
jrth Dalkota, South Dakota, Ohio,
IchiganJ Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin,
rca, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas,
3 coverejd, the total runs to astou'n'd-
figure^, the corn crop coming into
in an important manner, altho, pro
pionate [to yield, less corn is moved,
"its original form, than other crops.
!)ne of fhe leading locomotive works
i4^rnediout'and put into commission,
thisj year 1,445 locomotives, and
eittly a] single 1^9 of road placed a
^ordp^for 16,000 cars, while all the
increased their rolling stock,
are in better condition than
i in the matter of equipment,
untry has moved along also,
ition to ordinary traffic,
_id has been heavy, there are
unning into millions of tons,
re in the northwest has not
sit, but it will come soon,
orabje feature of the situa
he general recognition by the
the huge task before them,
Horta jbeing -made to meet it.
_ie "same'' situation maintains
iadian northwest, where an.
accumulation of empty cars, of from
12,000 to 14,000 has been made, and car
distribution is being handled with a
view rto- covering all strategic points.
On our own side the sa%e thing has
be.en~ done from north to sduth^
There will be tonnages this year that
ought, to send the-earnings of the roads
up to new' record figures, and while the
railroads are so active general prosper
ity must, remain, for railroad activity is
a sure indication of general commercial
and industrial activity,- to say nothing
of its importance as an index to labor
Keep Your Eye on the Consumer.
The Journal's well-informed
Washington correspondent, who has re
cently spent considerable time and has
traveled extensively in Canada, writes
advisedly today on the prospect of the
adoption by Canada of a system of high
protection, the highest side being placed
toward the United States. He brings
out how and why this is likely to come
about, and adds a tariff barrier calcu
lated to cut off an export trade of $17-5,-
000,000 annually to the threats now be
ing made against- American trade in
As we have already stated, the an
swer which the high protectionist makes
to these apprehensions with regard to
discrimination against American trade
abroad is that our foreign trade, in
manufactured- goods at least, is con
stantly and rapidly increasing and is
bigger now than ever before. Your high
protectionist points to the magnificent
totals of exports in manufactures dur
ing the past fiscal year and refuses to
listen to any suggestion that, ^onr^ ex
port trade is threatened in *any direc
tion by the rise of a feeling of retalia
tion backed by prohibitory tariffs
erected between us and some of our
most important foreign markets.
Nevertheless, the time is soon com
ing when the policy of the high pro
tectionist, shaped and directed as it al
ways has been upon the theory that
the home consumer will bear any bur
den which may be laid upon him,
must be changed. The home consum
er has patiently-borne the burdeu of
high prices in-order that the home pro
ducer might be guaranteed his home
market on the one hand and on the
other has rejoiced in the ability of the
home manufacturer to gain a foothold
in the foreign market. But when the
home consumer begins to realize, as he
does.already to some extent, that the
export trade is largely supported at the
expense of the home consumer, who is
compelled, in order to maintain the
prosperity of the .manufacturing in
dustry, to pay a price higher than is
charged for the same articles abroad
he will cease to bear this burden with,
patience. He will call for a "square
deal" and the manufacturer will no
longer be able to make up in over
charges at home for his low price
abroad. It is this necessity of dealing
fairly with the home consumer that is
going to compel the high protectionist
in the near future to take an active in
terest in tariff reform as the best means
of the protection of his foreign trado
by means of reasonable reciprocal
trade relations.
pp .-i
Saturday Evening",
Baron Komura feels that he may be
going home to stones or dynamite.
Witte does not know whether they will
set the dogs on him or give him Siberia
for life. I seems to be a thankless
task to make peace between two scrap
ping nations.
New York's Antitip Law.
The antitipping law of Senator Mar
tin Saxe of New York goes into effect
today and the district attorney's office
expects to- do a land-office business for
a time in the interpretation* of its pro
The law was intendediby its author
to get after the large amount- of brib
ery that is annually committed in New
York in the guise of gratuities or tips.
The butlers, coachmen, valets and
maids of the rich make enormous sum's
every year by robbing their employ
ers. For example the butler is tipped
to direct the trade of the millionaire
toward certain dealers. The butcher,
the baker and all the rest of the deal
ers have arrangements with the but
lers whereby they get the trade and
the butler gets a bribe which is prob
ably .added'to the'cost,of the goods or
subtracted from their weight. The
maid is in the pay of the milliner and
dressmaker the coachman has a stand
ing with the horse dealer, the harness
maker and the horseshoer. The em
ployer is paying high prices for ordin
ary service and the employee is pocket
ing more than his salary in bribes.
The law aims to restrain this class
of thievery but it is said to draw some
very fine distinctions between actual
tips or gratuities and bribes. For in
stance a guest may tip the butler at
a house at which he is staying, but the
baker cannot tip the butler to allow
him to deliver the pies for the family.
You may tip the waiter for bringing
your dinner promptly, but you cannot
pay him to bring you a dollar dinner
for fifty cents. The latter would be
The law also tries to restrain one of
the growing evils of the railroad world,
the bribing of railroad purchasing
agents.to divert the buying of the railJ
road toward certain concerns by whom
they are bribed. This traffic has grown
to immense proportions and has become
a positive scandal in fhe great railroad
centers. The tipping of public serv
ants to divert purchases is also becom
ing common, and is an evil the tax law
will try to minimize.
Another form of tyranny and graft
which has become well nigh intolerable
in New York is the suzerainty exercised
by janitors of flat buildings. In many
of them the' dealer who does no't stand
in with the janitor cannot make a de
livery of goods to a tenant. One of
the first efforts of the district attorney
will be to appjy the law to these-pests
of modern life. If the law is found
strong enough to bring to book the
great American janitor, the law depart
ment is confident it will be readily ap
plied to the other evils it is meant to
correct. ,.A
The foe had just finished sweeping
the fair land of Poland when a particu-
larly elongated and dismal Pole fell to
"Why this ill-timed cachinnation?"
inquired the sweeper^ IF^^H
"You've swept :the same place the
Eussians swept last year, and theije is
nothing to it," said the tall"Pole.4**
The foe fi*ed a volley into thV'inte
rior of the laughter and retired in dis
gust, v*^-"
Rockefeller Viewed Relatively
Anything concerning the personal
ity or the business affairs of John D.
Eockef eller is of interest to the Ameri
can people. Probably more has been
printed about him within the past year
or two than about any other American,
not a leader in public affairs. For a
time nothing appeared in print except
criticism, and some of the criticism was
severe indeed, nor can it be said that it
was not justifiable. Later the Eocke
feller attacks gave way to more sober
analytical summaries, and these were
interspersed from time to time with ar
ticles on the defensive side. Out of the
world of matter covering the man, his
business-connections, his power, and the
use and abuse of it, there will in time
work out a clearer perspective in which
Eockef eller the man, as he is, will stand
Exclusive consideration of the un
favorable side, without some allowance
for economic benefits following the
operations of the Standard Oil system,
will never give the picture in its true
aspect, nor will too close perusal of the
rather lame defenses now running in
print from time to time, avail much.
Somewhere in the middle ground there
stands the man who is the subject of so
much study, and from now on we may
expect the people to get the saner view
of him.
For instance, there are his benefac
tions. Few readers are able to fix in
their minds an exact standard of
measurement of,them. The fact that
one day he gives a $10,000,000 donation
to educational purposes, makes a
change in opinion on the part of many
whose thoughts respecting him had per
haps crystallized into solidity.
Here then is one point about which
it is possible for the reader, who would
study Eockefeller without bias or
prejudice, to form a definite idea of
what this means, for in the altruistic
sense nothing in the way of charity
means anything in itself, all things
being relative. Hence it is interesting
to note what proportion the Eockefel
ler gifts bear to the Eockefeller wealth
and income.
Everybody knows that the Eockefel
ler fortune is represented only in part
by the Standard Oil holdings, nor is
there a public knowledge of Eockefel
ler affairs wide enough to enable the
people closely to estimate the total. But
for the Standard Oil end of it we may
turn to the Wall Street Journal, anfl
find that the market value of the stock"
held by Eockefeller is $201,500,000..
We may learn that in 1898 Eockefel
ler 's income from the Standard was
$9,750,000 in.., 1899, $10,725,000 in
1900, $15,600,000 in 1901, again $15,-
600,000 in 1902, .$14,625,000 in 1903,
$14,300,000 in 1904, $11,700,000, and
in 1905, according-to estimate, $12,350,-
000. Here is a total income from this
one source in eight years of $104,650,-
000. It is said by the same authority
that the oil king's aggregated receipts
from other corporations in which heif
heavily interested, exceed his Standard
Oil income, so that in eight yeass he
has received an income of over *$20S,-
000,000, and is likely to realize ^in-
For any one who would take a fair
view of the Eockefeller attitude
towards educational institutions and
other beneficiaries, it is necessary to
know this. Philanthropy is not entire
ly a' question of the size of the gift.
There are men in Minneapolis who
would not think of posing as philan
thropists whose gifts to education and
charity have, in proportion to their
wealth, exceeded those of Eockefeller
many times over.
The Journal is very much gratified
at the generous expressions of apprecia
tion which continue to come from both
Swedes, and Norwegians of the interest
and value of the correspondence fur
nished to its readers by Mr. Chamberlain,
its managing editor, who spent the sum
mer in Norway and Sweden for the pur
pose of studying and writing about the
new political developments there. The
very extensive correspondence which he
has furnished has not been obtained with
out considerable expense, but the effort
appears to have been highly appreciated.
Mr. Chamberlain has returned home, but
during his stay in Stockholm and Chris
tiania he arranged for regular corre
spondence which, we feel sure, will afford
the readers of a 1 the best
news pervice from both Norway and
Sweden published in any American news
paper. In both capitals our correspon
dents are leading journalists and men
who are close to the best sources of in
Saloons and Sunday Closing.
The situation created by the activity
of the Home Protective league is one
of panic and ill-temper among the sa
loon- men. They are trying to work
themselves into a position of perse
cuted patriots against whom an unholy
War is being waged.
We do not think that a demand for
the enforcement of the Sunday law
against saloons in the residence portion
of the city will ever rise to the pathetic
dignity of a persecution, but it seems
there are saloonistsN with imagination
sufficiently vivid to picture themselves
in this precise situation.
What to do about it? The Sunday
saloon law is there and the league can
enforce it if it wishes. .There is no
doubt about that. Any citizen Who has
the "-evidence can bring a Sunday sa
loonist into court and make him take
his medicine. It does not even need
a "league." This is the situation, so
far as the saloons are concerned. '$
.Butt .there are other Sunday laws.
There is a very comprehensive Sunday
law Which prohibits all unnecessary
work on the first day of the week^ By
invoking this some of the saloon men
seem to think they could make a diver-
sioW which' wpuld, be f advantage to'
them. Probably not, so far as the Home
Protective league is concerned. The
genial gentlemen who have organized
it would not care a button about how
many other businesses ftvere closed on
Sunday*. Their speo&lty is closing sa
loons in certain distficts. But why do
not the saloon keepers try a little vol
untary law enforcement on themselves?
Why not make a triaFof Sunday clos
ing? They would soon -.demonstrate
whether the public wanted the saloon
on Sunday, and meanwhile they would
run no risk of losing their licenses #r
.of going,to the workhouse.
China will^ thank Japan for lier a%,
sistance in getting bacjc Manchuriaf^.ttd
will beg Japan to return Port Arthur
and the Liao-tung, peninsula. Japan
will remind China that she is not to be
trusted with too many responsibilities
and decline to move out of Port Arthur.
Fussy Mothers.
"Across the aisle from me," says a
writer in the Boston Herald, "sat one
of the 'fussy' kind of mothers with
her little girl. The mother didn't
leave the child in peace for an instant.
She took off her hat she smoothed
her haif she repinned her collar she
wiped her face with a pocket handk
chief she took her from the seat and
stood her on the floor to straighten her
frock she took off her hair ribbon and
retied it then she began at the begin
ning and did all of these things over
again. The child grimly endured it.
Evidently she had been accustomed to
it all her short life."
The energetic attentions" of mothers
to their children are certainly exhaust
ing. Some mothers have an idea that
children have no means of locomotion
that to get them on or off a car you
must half drag, half carry them. In
a streetcar the child is given credit for
no notion of what a seat is like. I
is not to be trusted to take one, but
must be violently pushed, thrust and
assaulted into it. It is the same in
church. Did you ever see a well-dressed
mother come into" church late with
three, or'four chil(|rentl I is a-stag
gering blow to one's belief in reason
to see her operate. But it is in the
public park, where children are sup
posed to run free, that the fussy
mother achieves her final mastery of
the situation. You would wonder how
she can prevent, without apoplexy set
ting in, two children from having a
good time but she does it, and she
drags them back to the flat perfectly
miserable but with frocks void of soil.
This appears to be a desideratum, espe
cially with female children. Its suc
cessful accomplishment is generally ad
mitted to be a sign of genius in the
The unhappy thing about it is that
every push, shove, shout and command
to the child brings it nearer the nejry
ous condition of^the "mother, which is
already worse than dea'th. The sana
toriums are yawning .for children whose
mothers have brought them up with
extreme care.
The Atla'nfoi'counciLhas adopted reso
lutions declaring its/ mayor to have
been intoxicated, at.?Aktdo, Ohio. Per
haps there are eawenuating circum
stances. Were you ever compelled to
spend three days in Toledo?
Yet a few days and Portsmouth will
have to feel for itself to be sure it is on
the map. _..
Chauncey did no,t take the money,
but Chauncey gave it back. Good boy.
Secretary Shaw has uniformly bad luck
in obtaining retractions.
Philadelphia Ledger.
Sioux City, Iowa.The hero of "Little
Breeches" is as son of Solomon "Van Scoy
of New Virginia, Iowa, and is now living
near Letts, Iowa, a husky farmer.
Laren Talbott of Sioux City, a cousin,
recalls the incident upon which the poem
was based and tells,about it as follows:
"My cousin was about 4 years old when
he broke into fame. Van Scoy was driv
ing a spirited team'r near New Virginia
one day and when he ^ot out of the wagon
for a minute the team dashed away, with
the boy in the wagon. The horses went
over ditches, fences and brush piles.
"Finally the wagon was overturned and
the little fellow was thrown head first into
a drove of sheep. The father and friends,
running frantically in an effort to catch
the runaways, saw the accident to the
boy. The father rushed to the'spot, fear
ing to find the little fellow dead, but on
the approach of his father the boy sat up
and said: 'Dad, give me a chaw of ter
"That was the incident which prompted
John Hay to write bis famous verses."
'Life is not worth the living!" cried
The Fool, 'tis naught but vain re-
"You're right," the .Idiot replied,
"Let'* have "another cigaret."
.Cleveland Leader.
Chicago Tribune.
In the bright lexicon of the institution
that wants money there is no such word
as tainted.
CeW Cor. Tazewell (Tenn.) Progress.
J. W. Buis had an explosion of canned
goods in his store last Monday morning.
Some fallers lak Parsifal music,
Dey call it Tim dandy and grand
And oders lak songs in churches,
And oders lak plain brass hand.
But all of dese tunes dey ban playing
Ant mak any stir in my breast.
Yu fallers can hear vat ,vu want to,
Ay lak dese har var songs the best:
"Tramp, tramp, 'trampj dese boys ban marching,
Cheer up, Ola, dey skol come,
And so sune sum dey ban har
Ve skol smoke a gndc cigar,
Dis har life In southern prison it ban bum."
"Columbia, yu gem of big ocean,
Yu ban home of the brave and the free
Yu have lots of millionaire fallers
And planty poor geezers lak me.
In Norway and Sweden it's dandy,
Dey have lovely summer and fall,
But Columbia, yu gem of big ocean,
Yu bap the best placeof dem all. i
"Bring dis gude- old bugle, boys^
'And sing a happy song,
Bf yu can yust sing it right
Go on and King-it wrong.
Ask for yolly penshun, and make "it gude and
Because yu ban-marching t'ru Georgia."
Dese Parsifal tunea^dej^han playing gK.'
Ant ittSfc any sittifo breast -$$?&
Yu fallers can n^nT^Vyti vant to, ,r
Ay lak dese har.var songs the best.
W. F. Kirk in Milwaukee Sentinel.
Defective Page
CO.One of the first books of fiction from
Doubleday, Page & Co.'s fall list
is Claims and Counterclaims, by Maud
Wilder Goodwin, author of "Four Roads
to Paradise." This new book is one" of
the kind that gives a situation (one that
any reader may easily imagine his own),
and then works it out to a logical conclu
sion. A good story of the kind takes a
very strong hold upon the reader. He
knows, or" thinks he knows, what he
would do under the circumstances and he
is kept in a constant state of suspense
lest the hero "fall down," and thereby
lose the title of hero, in the reader's esti
mation, at least. t.'.L
The hero in "Claims and ^Counter
claims" is Anthony Dilke, a physician,
The situation results from his rescue
from almost certain death, by Eustace
Brandyce, at the risk of the latter's life.
Despite a distrust of Brandyce, Dilke
feels his obligation keenly, and tells
Brandyce that if he can ever repay him,
no matter what the cost, he will do so.
Later both men come to love the same
woman, and DUJtte'tdiscovers
Author of "The Wheel of Life" Prom
ised for ThiB Winter by Doubleday,
Page & Co,
With such a story for a "starter" the
fall and winter books of Doubleday, Page
& Co. ought t'o move off smoothly
and swiftly, especially when the "start
er" Is followed by "The "Missourian," by
Eugene P. Lyle, Jr., "a dramatic love
stoijy about a charming French girl, in
triguing on behalf of Louis Napoleon at
the court of Maximilian'in Mexico," and
is to be followed later by "The Wheel of
Life," by Ellen Glasgqw, author of "The
Deliverance." The publishers say that
this new book by Ellen Glasgow is a
novel of great power. "The Deliverance"
was a story of unusual strength and gave
promise of still better work, so that the
publishers' promise as to this new book
is doubtless to be fulfilled.
Other books from the same house this
fall are to be "Concerning Belinda," by
Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd, who will be re
membered for her "Nancy" "The Colo
nel's Dream," the story of a southerner
who makes a fortune in New Yorbf and
then returns to the outh to live, by
Charles W. Chestnut "Ayesha," by H.
Rider Haggard "The Golden Heart," by
Violet Jacob "They," Rudyard Kipling's
fascinating tale of mysticism, illustrated
by F. H. Townsend "The Jewish Spec-
tre." by George H. Warner "A Southern
Girl in '61," by Mrs. D. Giraud "Wright
"Country Homes of Famous Americans,"
by Oliver Bronson Capen.
Doubleday, Page & Co., New York.
The Bookman for September, Edwin Le
fevre, author of "The Golden Flood" tells
how he undertook to justify an article on
the "Banana Industry" which he had
written for the afternoon paper with
which he was then connected. He did so
by writing a letter to the editor com
mending the article. He tells the story
I felt this was legitimate enough, because the
said editor would not allow me space on it, his
childish excuse being that the article was "on
tlie punk," and that it was sent up to the
composing room by mistake. The unliterary
galootmy salary, thanks to a just God, is now
greater than hissummoned me and said:
"Here's a highly encomiastic letter about
your damned banana story."
"Yes?" I said, with every appearance of
triumphant delight, "you see that"
"Whom did you get to write the letter "lor
you?" he pursued coldly. He knew my writing,
having blue-penciled so much of it.
"Nobody," I retorted, with the immeasurable
dignity of a man who is found out. "But that
would make a good storythe young author
who in a disguised hand sends letters to the
editor, telling the great pleasure the perusal of
the interesting"
"You will continue to enlighten the readers
of this paperf' he said, "as to the latest quo
tations on butter, eggs, chelae, petroleum, ferti
lizers and pig iron, and everything else that will
fit in the commercial page." This is not funny.
It is the truth. The man still lives.
XIII. of France had a private flower gar
den, a plarfe. to which he resorted to es
cape the troubles that being a king en
tailed, Including Ann of Austria. In
this garden one day, so Mary E. Stone
Bassett, auth6r of "Judith's Garden,"
tells us in The Little Green Door, the
king found something beautiful that was
not a flower. It was a fair young maiden.
Tho her presence was contrary to the
rules and regulations of the garden, the
king was not wroth at the discovery, not
so wroth as" he would have been had the
trespasser been less charming. Tojavoid
frightening away the newcomer, who was
not acquainted with the, king, the king
lied (a mild offense in a romance) and told
the girl he was, a cousin of the king's.
Future meetings occurred and the^ girl
grew to love the "king's cousin," and the
"king's cousin" grew to love her with
fin unselfish devotion not common to the
court of a Louis. .Out of this situation
the author weaves a very pretty little
tale. She has endeavored to give It an
air of antiquity by a rather formal style,
Including an* emphasis upon auxiliaries,
that seems hardly necessary. Otherwise
both style and substance of the story
are pleasing.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, Boston. $1.50.
WARD.Mrs. Humphrey Ward has fin
ally named her new novel, which is to
begin In the November Century, "Fen
wick's Career." In the September maga
zine, announcement Is made of this story
under the title "Fehwick's Ambitions."
but a cable message from Mrs. Ward
ML. ,.V,
September'"2,- ""igo.
that his dis
trust of Brandyce is well founded. What
shall he do?
The problem looks easy, but to a man
of Dilke's temperament it would not be.
Its solution by the author is deftly done,
tho in places a lack of plausibility leaves
AI a
readere unsatisfiedt, assign"Anthon
for example.
when Dilk hangs ou a
Dilke, Pagan Healer." But the interest
increases with each -succeeding chapter,
and the pleasure of reading is enhanced
by flashing epigrams, such as:
Nothing is more pathetic to the onlooker than
the nonchalance -with which girls talk of alter
ing what is fundamental in a man's character,
things to which the Ethiopian's skin and th&
leopard's spots are superficial trifles.
announces the ch&ngre. The story Is of
an artist who leaves his young wife and
child In the country and goes up to'Lon
don, on borrowed, money, to seek his
A Reader"The iMt^Woti" is M^fild-tixfle
Christmas legend by Henry Van Dyke and is
published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
G. A. E. Trains Out.
The G. ^J. B. headquarters train left
early today over the Great. Western
road for Denver, where it will arrive
about noon Sunday. The George N.
Morgan post members and friends took
a special train over the St. Lotris road,
hich arrive about the same time,
of veterans have taken the reg
ular trains until the Minnesota ,repre
sentation will be very large, consider
ing the distance of the encampment
Bought by Syndicate.
New York, Sept. 2.A syndicate
composed of John W. Herbert, Addison
B. Colvin and others today paid $865,-
000 for the remaining assets of the
Merchants' Trust company, which was
composed principally of the controlling
interest in the Hudson Valley Railroad
company. The total assets of the de
funct company brought $2,350,000,
which will enable the receivers to pay
all the depositors in full, besides leav
ing a substantial sum for distribution
among the 'stockholders.
Stockholders' Meeting.
New York, Sept. 2.The annual
meeting of the, Lake Erie & Western
.Railroad company stockholders will be
4 i
Sept.o 9 antd reopen Oct. 5.
President James J. Hill of the Great Northern
road went east last night to be gone until
Sept. 15.
The Milwaukee road carried August Belmont
and party of New Tork thru Minneapolis yes
terday, bound for the chicken fields of South
The hnnters have passed thru the gates of the
twin cities and are now in the stubble fields
shooting chickens. Dogs by the score have
been carried west in the baggage cars. One
Great Northern train took otit flfty-two dogs
Thursday and on the Hastings & Dakota di
vision of the Milwaukee crate after crate of
dogs have beentaken out.
Traffic at theUtylight special of the MUwau
kee road has been aurb that the company has
put on two new obsecration care between Min
neapolis and Chicago. The ears are electric
lighted and steam heated. In each there is an
extra dressing room for women, a large state
room, a buffet, a smoking room, two lounging
sofas, eighteen seats in the body of the car,
nine chairs in the smoking room and accommo
dation for twenty people in the observation end.
H. I. Cobb, the veteran California tourist
agent of the Bock Island road, bas returned to
Minneapolis to prepare for the season's rush to
the west coast. The rates go In Sept. 15. Mr.
Cobb passed tho summer at Old Orchard Beach
on the coast of Maine. This is his favorite
spot and be has visited it for years.
Presidency of Upper Iowa University
Offered Eastern Man.
Fayette, Iowa, Sept. 2.Kev. Wil
liam A. Shanklin of Beading, Pa., has
been called to the presidency of Upper
Iowa university. He\is a graduate of
Hamilton college and of the Garrett
Biblical institute, and has occupied pul
pits at Spokane, Seattle and Dubuque.
Washington, Sept. 1.Plans are being
discussed here for a popular public re
ception for President Roosevelt upon his
return to the White House about two
weeks hence. It is hardly likely there will
be any parade or speechmaking, but the
citizens will be asked to assemble on
Pennsylvania avenue! j.
over Alden. founder and president' general"
Along the Way.
There are so many helpful things to do
Along life's way
(Helps to the helper, if we but knew)
From day to day.
So many troubled hearts to soothe,
So many pathways rough to smooth,
So many comforting words to say
To hearts that falter along the way.
Look Around You.
"No man can learn what he has not
preparation for learning however near to
his eye is the object," says Emerson.
Doubtless the reason why many of us
cannot see more good in our fellow-men
is because we are not prepared to see it
we are not expecting it. The courage, the
unselfishness, the simple faithfulness of
the lives all round us pass unnoticed,
while we fix our eyes on corruption in
high places and mourn that the world is
growing worse.
Speak the Word Now.
"What silences we keep year after year,
With those who are most near to us and dear
We live beside each other day by day,
We speak of myriad things, but seldom say
The full sweet word that lies Just in our reach.
Beneath the commonplace of common speech.
Then out of sound and out of reach they go
These close, familiar friends who loved us so
And sitting in the shadow they have left,
Alone, with loneliness, and sore bereft.
We think with vain regret of some kind word
That once we might have said, and they have
Do Deeds of Kindness Now.
I have naught to do with yesterday,
It is a thing of the past to me.
I exist in the living present,
For it is all that I can see.
New Yprk, Sept. 2.About $15,000 in
Do your deeds of kindness now,
Not dream them all day long
Speak your words of truth and love.
Making life one grand sweet song.
Mrs. Alice Pearson Logan.
A Sunshine Truth.
Remember that the true way to con
quer prejudice is to live it down.
The theory of there being just as much
life for a person as he wishes to grasp
is itself a wonder, and a wonderfully con
soling thought.
There is always something sweet to
look back upon, and something bright to
look forward to present griefs and
troubles will not last long. Forget your
worries and remember your blessings.
A sunshiny disposition is a gift from
God. There are many whose minds are
filled with gloomy thoughts and who look
on the dark side of everything. Such
people cannot radiate sunshine until they
fill their minds with brighter, happier
Let us only be patient, patient, and
let God, our Father, teach His own les
son His own way. Let us try to learn it
well and learn it qulcklyv but do not let
us fancy that He will ring the second
bell and send us to play before our les
son Is learned.Charles Kingsley.
tr A i
v-s* Q|X sermonettes. -From
What I must do is all that concerns
me, not what the people think.Emerson.
and th honor of being one of the
ve who plan the peace "tal
ace for use of the permanent court of
arbitration at The Hague has been of
fered to the architects of all nations
in a prospectus issued by the Carnegie
The palace contemplated is divided fyirr^i
into.two parts,,one a courthouse fot v,i
the permanent court of arbitration, and
the other a library to contain about
200,000 volumes. The total cost is to
be 1,600,000 guilders (about $640,000).
Regulations for the competition allow
seven months for full completion of ar*
chitectural drawings. Copies of thi
rules and conditions of the contest will
be issued at the New York office o
the Netherlands consul.
Portland, Ore., Sept. 2.With a gal*
blowing thirty miles an hour, fire de
stroyed the dock of the Oregon Railway
& Navigation company and the Pacific
Coast Elevator company's warehouse in
lower Albina, entailing a loss of $250
The wind carried the flames across
the Willamette river and the dry kiln
of the Eastern & Western Lumber com*
pany was burned.
Previously, a fire at St. John's, a sub
urb one and a half miles down the river|
destroyed the plant of the St. John's
Lumber company, the Oregon Fir com
pany mill, and the woodyards of the
Peninsula Wood company.
New York Bun Special Service.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 2.A desperate'
attempt on the life of Superintendent"
of Detectives Thomas A. McQuaide
was made by Edward Johnson, a giant
negro from Chicago, while McQuaide
was questioning the negro alone in his
office. It was only after a desperate*
battle, in which the superintendent
was assisted by four of his men and
a clerk, that the negro was subdued.
McQuaide and the other detectives
were slashed with a paper knife that
Johnson grasped from McQuaide's desk
but not seriously injured.
Kansas City, Sept. 2.A son of the vice
president of Schwarzchild & Sulzberger,
G. Sulzberger of New York, is found
every day in the hog-killing plants of the
company, in blood-spattered overalls,
along with other hired hands.. Young
Sulzberger was graduated from Prince
ton last June. "I am simply out here
to learn the packing business," said the
young man, "and I am learning it, you
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 2.After being
bedridden and helpless for twenty-six
years with an attack of paralysis which
deprived her of the use of one arm and
made it impossible for her to move her
head, Miss Delilah Breech of Catawlssa
township was today able to walk again.
She says that she was cured by continued
prayer and* never-fa.Hing faith.w.^
President, Mrs. Noble Darrow, 816 Twenty-e
96 Fifth avenue, New Tork, Cynthia West* imd avenue S, Minneapolis. Telephone T. C. 1402.
First Vice PresidentMrs. Grace W. Tubba.
Second Vice PresidentMrs. J. A. Brant.
Boom 64, Loan and Trnst building, 313 Nicol
let areime, Minneapolis. Telephone, N. W. Main
All Sunshine news for publication In the San
shine department of The Minneapolis Journal
should be addressed to Miss Eva Blancbard, 139 Sammis.
East Fifteenth street. OrganiserMiss Lillian M. Ellis.
Third Vice PresidentMrs. N. A. Sprang.
Fourth Vice PresidentMrs. J. F. Wilson.
Fifth Vice PresidentMrs. E. W. KinKsley.
Sixth Vice PresidentMrs. C. H. Fleming.
SecretaryMiss Corinne De Lalttre.
TreasurerMiss Era Blancbard.
Corresponding SecretaryMrs. Frederick
The responsibility of tolerance lies with
those who have the wider vision.George
The great thing which counts in this
world is not talents, but faithfulness.
Kindness is a precious oil that makes
the crushing wheels of care seem lighter.
Eugene Field.
The years should be like the steps of
a golden stairway, each one lifting us
a little higher.J. R. Miller.
You can help your fellow men, you must
help your fellow men but the only way
you can help them is by being the noblest
and the best man that it is possible for
you to be.Phillips Brooks.
The Great Storehouse.
There's a-'great
storehouse where I go 1
How I found it I do not know.
I could not think it was meant for me.
But suddenly lay in my hand the key
Of the storehouse where I go.
It is not given me here to point or name
The path I took or the way I came
But there are beautiful things for all.
And high is the roof and wide the wall
Of the storehouse where I go.
One who is wise to me did say,
All that we take we must gjve away.
Never to claim and hold the store,
But ever to carry more and more
From the storehouse where I go.
I have asked of many to use my key,
But it will not open except for me
And I think you will find you have one, too,
That opens for no one else but you
The storehouse where you go.
Mary E. Stone.
It is not the gift that God blesses but"
the love which bestows "the gift not the
service rendered, but the spirit which.
prompts the service.
Motive is the essential thing in life.
Be gracious, upright, kind.
Be honest, fearless, true,
And ever you will find
That folks believe in you.
Be cheerful, smiling, gay.
And wear a happy face.
And you have found a way
To win a victor's place.
Nothing Is Lost.
I am one of those who believe that no
thought conceived by the brain, no word^
spoken by the lips, no act performed- by
the will, has ever been lost or
4 J*
*i i
exert its influence upon mankind.
thought, word or act of the highest," the
lowest, the richest, the poorest, thefjestl
or the worst of men and women who Jjav S
lived on earth since the days when man-J
kind became socially organized has ever}
been wholly effaced. The world is todays
what these thoughts, words and deeds' of
all who have gone before us have made*
it. and the world of the future will, !nf
this respect, be like the world of the?
present. Men die, but humanity lives on.f
Senator Piatt's Eulogy on Sena-^
tor Hoar in the United States senate,
Jan. 28, 1905. -*,i\'.".'-**- &fig& 11

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