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EAST SIDE OFFICECentral avenue and Sec
ond street. Tel phone Main No. 9.
TELEPHONETcurnal has a private switchboard
for both line?. Call No 9 on either line and
call for de^aitment you wish to sneak- to.
Wood Lake (Minn News.
The Minneapolis Journal is, as usual,
enterprising, and now Is issuing a superb
magazine supplement with Its regular
Sunday edition.
McCleary and His Tariff.
Mr. McCleary is said to be preparing
to make the effort of his life in favor
of his maximum and minimum tariff
bill, which makes the Dingley rate the
minimum. I is, of course, a retalia
tory measure against the iuew German
tariff which will go into effect in March
of this year. Mr. McCleary has been
gathering statistics and expects to show
that Germany has been buying largely
American meats and meat products in
anticipation of the cutting off of Ameri
can trade un"der the new tariff. This
loading up in advance is considered a
sign of weakness on the part of Ger
many, which apparently must have our
exports, and if she cannot get them un
der her own tariff she will buy them in
advance, hoping to starve us into a re
ciprocal arrangement while she is eat
ing the surplus store' accumulated. On
.the other hand there have been no ex
traordinary purchases of German goods
/in America in anticipation of a tariff
'war. This is, in the McCleary view,
evidence that we do not have to have
the thitogB Germany sends us. Bu why
should we load tip with German goods?
Our tariff has not changed and Ger
many has not proposed an export tax.
Germany, in entering upon a tariff
war with this country, will no doubt
bear the burden of the fight since we
are selling her foodstuffs and she is sell
ing us manufactured goods, many of
which we eould do without or find sub
stitutes for. But there is a wider
view of tho question. America is not
only fighting for a wider market for her
manufactures, but her own people are
entitled to more reasonable prices on
tho goods they consume. While our
tariff policy is selfish and inequitable,
anfl calculated to create hostility to
ward our industries abroad, unreasona
bly high protection is" even "more serious
in its consequences at home, because it
tends to foster monopoly and makes it
possible for protected industries com
bining with each other to extort from
tho American consunicr prices far be
yoV'd those which return a reasonable,
profit to the manufacturer.
The beautiful theory of protection
that it shall consist only of the differ
ence in the cost of labor incurred here
as compared with that in other coun
trieshas been lost 3ight of. as well as
the advantages of manufacture in this
country derived from cheap raw ma
terial, low freights and a growing niar
ket. On' top of these, monopoly, aided
r"' by unreasonable protection, adds heavy
i clarges whicr the American consumer
is forced to pay. Mr. McCleary is do
ing nothing to relieve the American
consumer of this injustice. is only
fastening it prore firmly upon him. A
g* we have indicated in' these columns be
foie, this is what is going to lead in the
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noluos more advertising in 1905 than any other Minneapolis paper, and^
columns mere than any St. Paul paper. 1
The daily average circulation of The Journal in December was
The circulation of The Sunday Journal is
63,16 2
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THE WEEJS, because it gives them most results.
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Daily ard Sunday, six months 2.0O
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Daily and Sunday, one month 50c
Dally and Sunday, one month 5c
Up to 18 pages 1 cent
Up to 8S pages 2 cents
Up to 64 pages 3 cents
All papers are continued until an explicit older
is received for discontinuance and until all ar
i learages are paid.
Journal building, 47-40 Fourth street S.
of Washington Bureau. 901-002 Colorado build
ing. Northwestern visitors to Washington In
vited to make use of reception-room, libraryt
stationery, telephone and telesraph facilities.
Central location, fourteenth and streets. NW.
Copies of The Journal and northwestern news
papers on fie
World Building. Tribune Building,
LONDONJourml on file at American Express
office, 3 Wateiioo place, and V. S. Express
office, 99 Strand.
PARISJournal on file at American Express,
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SWEDENJournal on Me at American Legation,
NORWAYJcnrnil on file at American Consul
ate, Christiania.
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tion, CMenhajen.
ST. PAUL OFFICE420 Er.dicott building. Tele
phone, N. W., Main 230 T. C. 2086.
Wednesday- Elreiim^,
not far distant future to tariff revision.
I isn't so much, after all, a question of
increasing our foreign trade as it is of
treating our domestic consumers decent
lya point which Mr. McCleary seems
never to take into his calculations. Hi
retaliatory measure may make Germany
still more hostile than she is now, may
even break down her attempt to get
even with us, but it will afford no re
lief against the injustice which_ over
protected industries impose upon their
domestic customers.
Gaston and Alphonse, make up your
mind about Hennepin avenue. Spring
is coming.
Collier's and Town Topics.
The adage, "Hell hath no fury like
a woman scorned," seems to have some
indorsement in the troubles between
Collier's Weekly and Town Topics.
Town Topics is a sheet which deals in
innuendoes against society women. Its
mission has not been to affirmatively
reform society, but its effect has been
to endow society with great caution in
its foibles.
In the course of its browsings among
the garbage barrels of "society," this
journalistic goat came near the secrets
of some of Mrs. Collier's friends. She
"sicked" Collier's Weekly upon Town
Topics. The editor of Town Topics
responded by having the editor of Col
lier's indicted for criminal libel. The
two papers are getting an immense
amount of advertising which they want,
and society is threatened with some ad
vertising which it does not want. The
adjustment of gains to losses is so
delicate in this world that the women
who have been attacked by Town Topics
do not know whether to testify for
Collier's or continue to suffer in silence
One curious feature brought out in
the trial is that Town Topics is largely
written by the neighbors of the people
maligned in that delectable sheet. A
Baltimore man who refused to subscribe
for "Fads and Fancies" began to find
himself and his family unpleasantly al
luded to in Town Topics. Being a man
of spirit, he set to work to learn who
was writing him up, and made the dis
covery* that the paragraphs were writ
ten in Baltimore that their authors
were in some cases the people with
whom his family was in close associa
tion in society. This made him pretty
mad, and he has threatened to go to
New York and testify for Collier's,
and incidentally to ,give the names of
local correspondents of Town Topics
in Baltimore.
Tom Lawson presided at a farmers'
institute at Marshfield, Mass., this week.
Mr. Lawson farms his back yard.
English Radicalism.
President Eliot of Harvard finds the
notable tendeucy of the times to be
toward democracy. It is present in all
countries. Russia has given solid evi
dence of a desire to be done with a rul
ing class France has affirmed her
faith in the republic in such a way as
to assure its permanence Germany
curbs its kaiaer by means of a stub
born parliament and a still more stub
born public opinion, which puts limits
upon his energies Norway has recently
elected a ki ng who owes his office
directly to the people anc} iwho is really
the messe"#er the.parliament Eng
land has given striking evidence of the
growth of the democracy even for a
country which was considered pretty
thoroly democratic before.
In the elections for the new parlia
ment it is a fact that not merely has
the liberal party won a victory, but the
people have reconstituted the liberal
party. Nearly all the dukes and digni
taries have been gently put aside and
their places filled with "ministers."
The labor party, which is merely the
advanced -political radicalism of Great
Britain, has chosen Upward of forty
members of the new hous,e of commons.
Six years ago it had seven. Wherever
liberal and lato candidates have stood
together fox a constituency returning
wo members, the labor candidate has
polled the larger vote. In some in
stances he has carried the liberal poli
tician thru on his back.
The present strength of the labor
party in politics is quite likely to have
a visible effect upon the legislation of
the new parliament. The legal status
of the trades unions is likely to be
established pon grounds more agree
able to the labor leaders, who have not
liked the house of fords' interpretation
of the old law which left a labor-union
liable to be sued, -jgg Jf|^
But trades unionism is not all "of the
strength of the labor ikrtv in English
polities. I represents a revolt against
a ruling class, kcreditaty4!,eg^lator# and
titled dawdlers^ John* Bums*P3Brs$ aef
as head of the local government board
was to remove from office a great duke
who had neglected his duties as poor
guardian in his county. This reprevt
It is'ir i*ail to public duty, T-egardless
:of xmk wealth./ It,is **leveling
process which aim* %o realisse the truth
in, turns' lines, which were good" litera
ture always, but {have only recently
beeh a prevailing influence in English
politics. e,
-c i
Since the, announcement Mia* Roose
velt's wedding, do you suppose King Alj
foaso sees his mistake?
Insurance. Laws Needed.
The address of Commissioner O 'Brien
before the Minnesota Municipal league
nd reprinted in full in Northwest in
surance is a very able contribution to
the literature of the life Insurance
Mr. O'Brien recognizes the difference
between regulating insurance companies
and trying to run them, and while he
would avojd the latter, he has well
defined ideas about how to secure the
former in efficient measure. One of the
best of his suggestions is that of uni
form laws whereby all the states would
require pretty nearly tho same class of
information from the insurance com
panies. points out that in 1904
there were just two departments which
demanded what is called a gain and
loss exhibit, this being a table which
showed actual results as compared with
expectancies, both in mortality and ex
penses. The agitation against demand
ing this form was so great that in 1904
it was abandoned by all but two states,
Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here is one
poirit on which the laws of the different
states might be made uniform.
Another point discussed by him is the
treatment of the surplus which involves
consideration of the form of contract.
Whether the deferred dividend contract
policy shall be permitted is a question
for legislative action. The present feel
ing is against these contracts because5
they are a gamble between the company1
and the individual. If they are pro
hibited in all the states the problem of
the surplus will be solved. The com
panies then will have no surplus except
what is needed in their business. i
The state commissioners have already
held one meeting to discuss the feasi
bility of securing uniform legislation.
It was but preliminary. Another will
be held in February at Washington,
when it is hoped it will have the use
of the report of the Armstrong com
mittee and be able to formulate recom
mendations of a practical character.
Much will depend on the attitude of the
New York legislature. It should be
possible under the sense of responsi
bility created by the Armstrong investi
gation, to enact an insurance code in
New York which would be the working
model for all the states in the union.
If France jumps on Castro we
likely to hear the Peruvian bark.
Seeing America First.
The movement to induce American
tourists to travel at home, while it is
based upon the theory that American
money spent at hoitte will help to en
rich America, while American money
spent abroad stays there, and is, there
fore, on a rather low plane, yet de
serves to be encouraged for higher rea
It should be the pride of the Ameri
can with money to travel upon, to know
his own country first. The new edu
cation recognizes that this is the logical
scheme of geography when it starts the
child in his own dooryard and reaches
Asia in natural sequence. The old
geography, beginning with Mercator's
projection, plunged the child at once
into a wilderness of the non-understand
However, we are quite apt to over
estimate the vast benefits of keeping
our money at home. Logically it would
prevent Minnesotans from visiting
Florida, Niagara or Yosemite as it
would taboo Athens, Borne and Paris.
It could thus very easily be carried to
Nor is it so certain that money spent
by Americans abroad stays there. I
is quite probable that a portion of our
great foreign trade is due to the fact
that our tourists give the European
some money to trade with. I i his be
true, we might view it that the money
of the leisure class spent in Europe
comes back to help stimulate the indus
tries of the country and thus sustain
tho labor class.
However, this does not disturb the
excellent proposition that the American
should know his own country first. Af
ter he has done his duty by his own
country his spendings abroad will not
be criticized. Meanwhile let it be borne,
in mind that the American' who has
never seen the National park, or the
Eockv mountains, or the Everglades*
or Niagara, or the great cities of his
own land is a jibe abroad.
The poor dear packers have a deregser
that Garfield came down to the stock
yards with a revolver and a knife and
said: "Now confess all your deviltry or
I call the wagon." Chattering with fear,
they told all, and now they say they did
not do it, or if they did they Were crazy
When tW-dt6 it. Y
The Eveleth, Minn., Mining News com
plains becatise "the tv?o .Virginia news
papers are not well Infor^M eh munici
pal matters in Eveletntp finely imagine
^hat thf toe*m6tery is -a-dead -fft^fe. Quite
the frevMse is true.'M In & fftve town
&Ve the cemetery Is
sents the spirit cf the pew. d^mjScracy Philadelphia gtfg:r6tu#X. to honfer
u llvel^tesue,
efr $&r_-f7l*
l&eorge, 2We has?.,had a toWrr ixamsnr
after hirrff It is the second turn to
right after you pass Texas.
r -&**
(.representatives of the ,ctty party
^tm^mmtmApou^ -watim!*
mittee Suggesting to them that the man
date of the people last fall was not that
they be "gohd, 'butilhai they be gone. 5
The new park with the fine cathedral
at the head of It and the armory across
the valley will make people going out
Hennepin avenue' sit up and notice.
Things "have- changed slnee the days of
Johnson's pond.
A Two Harbors woman reading a
newspaper learned of the death of her
brother who had bequeathed her all of
his property. Two" Harbors is now filled,
with people who are learning to readthe
A boy that would haze another be
cause he had the advantage of him would
strike his aged xather! Hazing is the
essence of meann^ssf If it isn't "un-
American," it fmght to be made so.
1 i
A "low" is entertaining the barom
eters somewhere to the northwest of us,
indicating the approach of another In
dian summer. We can all stand this
if the coalman can.
At Aberdeen a man had a quarrel
With his dentist over a bill of 45 cents
and shot him? dentist who would
render such a 'ridiculous bill ought to
be shot.
The census reports show 1,000 women
lawyers. It is pleasing that there are
even a thousand ladies anxious to get
one out of trouble instead of into it.
Uilders are now in such a hurry tha$
they cannot wait for the frost to come
out of the gi-ound, but have to dig it
out ad cart it away.
Frank M. Eddy's Would not only have
an early convention, but he could put
his hand on the plumage of an early
do th$ rest.
T7OWT tin at.
A dramatic prodttetiop of "Parsifal,"
beautifully staged vand enlisting the ser
vices of a~n_,' excellent organization of
forty people, will be the offering at the
Metropolitan rfor the half week com
mencing tomorrow evening. Lawrence
Grattan will appear in the role of Par
sifal, and Eyaj|Taylo will be seen as
B. C. WhttfcWs production of the
musical comedy, success, "Piff, Paff,
Pouf," will occupy the stage of the Met
ropolitan for four nights and matinee
beginning next Sunday night. "Piff, Paff.
Pouf" held the fancy of New Yorkers
last season for eight months at the Ca
sino, and with many new features added
this season to the hits of last year, prom
ises Well as an entertainment of excep
tionally amusing qualities Seats for
this engagement can be obtained tomor
row morning.
"The Wizard of'6z," with Montgom
ery and Stone and/ the famous original
company, returns to the Metropolitan for
a brief engagement of three nights and
matinee commencing Thursday evening,
Feb. 1. No one who loves spectacular
extravaganza of the wholesome kind can
afford to miss the .opportunity which the
coming visit of "The Wizard" offers.
"Several musical critics have remarked
upon the playing of the first violin of
the Fadettes at the Orpheum theater
this week. T^hat fifer musical education
is above the average is self-evident.
She is Mrs. Mary Reuck Wilczek, wife
of Franz "vVilezek, for years concert
meister of the most famous orchestra
in America?' l?heo$orev
M. Faillleres, the new president of
France, is a safe man. For the past
thirty years he has worn a cravat of
the same pattern, namely, dark blue
with white spots. He invariably Carries
an umbrella, even during fine weather.
He is an early riser, getting up usually
before 7 o'clock, and goes' %o bed at 10.
He la fond of domestic life, and passes
the evenings at his fireside with ,his
wife and daughter reading or listening
to music. Incidentally, we may add that
he always pays his grocery bills and
keeps the snow cleared' fr0mo his) ,^ilde-
Thomas'. Mrs.
Wilczek is herself concertmisCress of the
Fadettes and has been for eight years.
She also skilfully conducts the orches
tra during any absence of Mrs Nichols.
She has studied under the best teachers
a home and abroad, and has toured
Europe as a violin soloist, appearing be
fore many crowned heads.
One of the daintiest dancing acts in
saudeville is that of the Esmeralda Sis
ters and their Flower Girls, who are
featured on the Orpheum theater bill for
next week.
Eva Tanguay, the sprightly little come
dienne, is captivating large-sized audi
ences at the Bijou., this week "The
Sambo Girl" affords" a- congenial role for
her whimsical stage characterizations
and serves to introduce a well-selected
cast of principals-apd chorus. Also there
are many jingly interpolated songs for
Tanguayish rendition. In the unravel
ing of the comedy tahgle Miss Tanguay
appears in no less than twelve stunning
"Sherlock Holmes," the play which
Gillette made out of the material fur
nished by Sir A. Conan Doyle, comes
to the Bijou next Sunday afternoon for
a week's engagement. The duel of
brains between Sherlock Holmes, the
sleuth, and Professor Moriarity, the arch
villian in the conspiracy to retain pos
session of certain compromising docu
ments, which form the main basis of the
plot, is but one ot, the numerous epl
feodes Of exciting import with which the
thrilling story abounds.
"TherXost jParadjbe," the'play which
is being presented* "at the Lyceum this
week, while dealing with problems which
confront labqr and ^capital, is first of all
a dramatic cpmposition of genuine heart
interest. A beautiful love story threads
its stirring scenes, and beautiful senti
ments drop from the lips of Margaret
Knowlton, Polly Fletcher, "Poor Nell"
and others.
The Unique has^a genuine vaudeville
bill this week which combines many ele
ments of novelty. The pretty one-act
play, "The Third Generation," presented
by the H. B. Chesley company, is at
tracting great attention. The "Dance
of All Nations," by Miss Russell, of the
sketch team of Glenroy and Russell, is
also a-taking feature. Kit Whirlwind, the
Mdhawk Indian* in juggling and hoop
rolling tricks, is making a big hit.
The death- of. Brigadier General John
leaves btft eighteen- otticers on
W# retired ljs^t o|^he army "stfho Served
ouring'the Mexfcanvwar,
four^ having died
since 1904. Of thejBurviyors ten are brig
adier generals, thre^e are cokmels, two
lieutenant colonels,^ and three majors.
General Daniel Ht.'AucKer Is the oldest
in point of service, having been appointed
a second lleutehaht'hi tftfe First dragoons
in 1837.
C'y 1 j|?%
Motoring Illustrated, Lopdoft.
One o* our readers* states tfoaj ft %totle
rrian anA. his wife recently Walke$ in
front of a'stranger's motor ca*
By W. P. Klrkwood.
TON.Henry Holt & Co. announce for
early publication Rahab, a poetic drama
by Richard Burton, the well-known poet
and litterateur. It will be remembered
that in the Critic's recent symposium
in regard to the "slump" in English
poetry. Dr. Burton expressed his con
viction that this "slump" would be over
come in the realm of poetic drama. It
is to be hoped, and with no small degree
knocked.*4own, but Only very* slightly
hurt. T|re hext day the owneir of-tfie car,
received & fetter in the name
tit oth
stating jthat'the fault was ."entirely theirs,
and th/ Were much ind.Jted %o Bjirji for
the sfcRi With which he "averted ~A most
*H^*ij--"*s. iti-.. accident.
'^^THE GRAND OLo'&Uttiml
A Chicago NewsV^i
N^TV "that iSteve'iJSlkins hae ,comeJout
as a rate regUlalp,c\maybe some dB^' we
shaft see Sena'tor Ifpraker iecaae forward
as a tariff reformer, ^j
Whose Latest Work, Poetic Drama,
Will Appear Soon.
of confidence, that this drama of "the
woman of Jericho," which bears no rela
tion to "The Walls of Jericho," will gi^p
added force to its author's conviction.
After many delays, Doubleday, Page & Co.
have biought ovit the authorized and complete
edition of 1)1. C. Schillings' remarkable book.
"Flashlights in the Jungle." The volume is
large and Imposing and i* uniform with Perceval
Landoii's "The Opening of Tibet."
oness Orczy. is an exciting romance of
the time of the reign of terror of the
French revolution. The Scarlet Pim
pernel was a titled Briton of great
wealth, who, at the head of a band of
nineteen young Britons, set himself to
save members of the French nobility
who were in danger of the guillotine.
He had married a young and very clever
Frenchwoman who was in sympathy
with the purposes of the revolution, if
not with its methods, and who had a
brother who was in the power of the
"bloody" revolutionists. Few in Eng
land knew who the leader of the band
of Britons was, and the wife of the
leader was one of the ignorant, and thru
her ignorance, in order to save her
brother, she gave the revolutionist spies
a clue which enabled them to discover
the Scarlet Pimpernel, the name given
the chief rescuer because of the device
of his band. After giving the clue she
learned the4
truth, and then began a
frantic effort to save her husband. The
story is full of action and stirring ad
venture and lively romance. It is very
weak in spots, but the reader is very
likely to overlook that in the swiftness
the actidn.
J. B. Putnam's Sons, New York.
XJ. Page & Co Feb. 1 v,lll bring out Mor
ley Robeits' new novel, "The Idlers." "The
Idlers" has already appeared in England, where
rt is receiving much attention. Its exposition
of the "smart set" of London Is compared to
Mrs Wharton's treatment of the American
social class of the' Same name in her "House
of Miith The primary object of Mr Roberts'
novel seems to be realism, the poitiayal of life
as it is without exaggeration.
1L I.J,.
George E Woodberry's Swinburne is the
latest addition to the "Contemporary
Men of Letters" series. It is a fine ap
preciation of the poet, which puts his
rank very high, as may be seen from
this: "The measure of praise that he
won has gone no further than the ac
knowledgment of the victory of a poetic
power that could not be denied it has
not much Increased with years it has
never been adequate*, just or intelli-
gent." Professor Woodberry's book is
delightful reading and one to %ive an
enthusiasm for his subject. A fine half
tone of Swinburne makes the frontis
McClure, Phillips & Co., New Xork.
The- Century company announces publication
Fe} 24 of a new novel by Miss Bertha Runkle,
author of "The Helmet of Navane," which Mill
be called "The Truth About Tolna." "Tolna"
Is a successful singer at the Metropolitan opera
house, and the scenes and cbaracteis are all of
New VorU city
laborsaver for the busy man, The World
Almanac, brought down to date and
labeled "1906," is ready for the man who
expects to make 1906 a record year and
wants all the valuable aids he can get.
All that need be said is that it is a
condensed encyclopedia of affairs to
The Press Publishing Company, New York.
23 cents
Boyville, a History of Fifteen Years' Work
Among Newsboys. By John E. Guuckel Illus
trated. Toledo, Ohio: Toledo Newsboys' Asso
An Almtmao for 2,400 Tears (from 1 A. D. to
2400 A. D.). Giving the day of the week of
any date, Easter, new and full moon, transits
of Mercury and Venus, etc. By Joshua Larson,
A.M Ph.D., Yale. Rock Island. Augustana
Book Concern.
Mental Healing. By Leander Edmund Whipple.
Fifth edition. New York: The Metaphysical
Publishing company.
'Tis not because my heart Is light.
That every day I scribble^ jokes A
It is not wit that makes me" write
Things that I hope' will tickle folks
Tis not because my soul must sing.
That eveiy morn I bring these verses
Some days I curse the whole blamed thlnf
With bitter curses!
'TH not because my life is sad,
That adopt a minor key.
Sometlmesindeed, I would be glad
Tw stop It were it up to me.
'Tis not the varying mood, that draws
These pictures, grave or duU or funny, i,
Ah, no, not thatit is .because
I need the money! j\.
Cleveland" Reader,
Indianapolis News -rt
A lion's skin presented by Emperor
Menelik to the president? Just what he
has been wanting!
*L -.y ***^&-* JS
Swedish Antarctic Explorer I Modest,
but Behind Spoken Words I Story
of Bravery and .Suffering Such as I
Barely Borne Even in Polar Expedi-
tions. Dr. Otto Nordenskjold, the distin-
uished scientist and explorer,
his famous lecture, "Antarc
tica, or Two Years in the Ice of the
South Pole," before a large audience
at Augpstana Swedish Lutheran church
last evening. The entertainment was
under the management of the Minne
sota college, and the speaker was intro
duced by President M. Magnusson
of Minnesota college, who briefly re
counted the spientinc value of Dr. Nor
denskjold 's expedition. The Ospheus
Singing society preceded the lecture
with the favorite Swedish songs, "Sta
Stark" and "Naturen och Hjarteat,"
a'n'd closed the program with "Vart
Land" and "Aftonen.'^
The lecture, illustrated by 100 lantern
slides, many of them colored, was in
tensely interesting. Dr. Nordenskjold
is not exactly an orator, but he has a
thrilling story to tell, a story of deep
heart interest, daring experiences and
narrow escapes and the large audience
hung on every word, for was all so
strange and weird. This scientist is
modest in speaking of his personal
achievements, but his listeners intui
tively understood that behin'd the sim
ple words of the speaker there was an
unspoken story of endeavor and suf
fering rarely borne, even by members
of polar expeditions.
Ship Didn't Come.
Dr. Nordenskjold's ship, the Antarc
tic, left Sweden'in the fall of 1901 with
the indention of proceeding as far south
as possible before the cold weather set
in. After finding a suitable place for
a station the vessel was sent to South
America, while Dr. Nordenskjold and
four members remained. The vessel
was to return a year later.
The next year "the Antarctic failed to
make its way to the station and An
derson a'n'd two companions tried to
make their way acioss the land to the
station. They were overtaken by the
severe weather, and having but little
provisions and scant clothing they were
in sore distress.
N ot having heard from Captain Lar
son for a year the Nordenskjold party
was much distressed as thev say an
other severe winter approaching. When
a party of men were seen approaching
the station one day it was assumed
that it was Captain Larson. With sur
prise and sorrow it was learned that
the Antartic had left South America
&m year before ^ind that nothing had
since been heard of, the partv. Th
rescuing party consisted of Argentine
naval officers on a warship.
In the night another partv of men
approached the station. It proved to
be Captain Larson and a few men. But
for their fortunate arrival at this time,
the entire party must have been lost.
Dr. and Mrs. Nordenskjold left last
evening for Eockford, 111.
Superstition is put to route and rea
son sways at the business end of the
solitary oboe which enters into the in
strumentation of the Boston Fadettes'
Woman's orchestra at the Orpheum
theater this week.
Since oboes were invented, or, at
least, as far back toward time as au
thentic musical history runs, the oboe
has been looked upon with hostility by
the great body of otherwise practical
musicians. I later-day parlance it was
a "hood.00."
The "hoodoo" supposed to be at
tached to the oboe is apt to work to
the disadvantage of both the artist per
forming on the instrument and his or
her fellow musicians, and so deeply
rooted is this superstitution that many
musicians refuse to touch the instru
ment. A yellow oboe is regarded with
extreme distrust. This latter condition
is so well marked that lost summer the
members of Erail Oberhoffer's band at
Lake Harriet took a yellow oboe r+
longing to Gustav Ehle and buried it
in the middle of the lake at the dead
of night, trusting in that manner to
placate the hostile elements.
There is one young lady with the
Fadettes however, who is ver3r
WORLD ALMANAC FOR 1906.That Stanley of the Fadettes, "but Miss
much at
home at the reed end of an oboe and
fears no misfortune. She is Miss Ellen
Shoemaker, the only woman oboe solo
ist who equals the masculine contingent
in performance on the usually tabooed
instrument.. Combined with tho super
stition surrounding it, it is an extreme
ly difficult instrument to-plaV
"There are probably a number of or
ganizations which have a so-called oboe
soloist who is a woman," says Manager
Shoemaker is positively the only woman
player who can play any elas"s of music
on an oboe. The others are drilled to
play a few selections, while Miss Shoe
maker plays anything written for the
Personal interview with Miss Shoe
maker-speedily leads to the conclusion
that as far as she is concerned there is
absolutely nothing in the tradition that
oboe players are affected in mind and
body by attachment to the musical in
strument with the plaintive tone.
Great Violinist Was Trained to Hard
Work In Hl Youth.
Kubellk, the world's premier violinist,
tho but a man of 24, is one of the most
interesting personalities before the pub
lic today. He has secured wonderful ef
fects with his famous violins, and has
swept the public and the critics alike
before him in an avalanche 6f praise.
His appearance in Minneapolis is sched
uled -for Plymouth church, Friday eve
ning, Feb. 2.
Kubelik, despite his poetic and musical
temperament, has never forgotten his
physical needs. He Is an athlete of much
skill and strength. Born poor, his early
life, was a struggle in. .which muscle
producing manual labor played a con
spicuous part, this early training giv
ing him the nerve force and muscular
control needed, to produce and sustain
gxealf effects Oft the violin. In feis youth,
he karefr ifiothlng of the advantages of
a gymnasiunr, but, since success has
frowned his genius and he Is master
the magnificent castle of Byeherv in
ipohemla, *ie has one of the finest .pri
vate gymnasiums in Europe.
Tr rt'for Yourself." Never take
Anything for granted, espea^ally when
it comes fo whiskey. Alwfys ask for
?ikwir T*v*j vnn knowjrs,
Eva Tanguay, the "Saffibo Girl,"
who disports herself i a ten changes of
costume at the Bijou this week, con
cedes that there ean be too mueh of a
good thing. She has taken pride in
the claim that she has-been the most
photographed and the best advertised
woman on the stage, and one of her
gongs refers to a cigar being named
after her in Minneapolis, a hat in Ohi
cago and a racehorse in Memphis but
now she is going to sue a couple of
newspapers for giving her free adver
Last week, just before arriving at
Des Moines, she had a dispute with the
Pullman ear porter about the ventila
tion of the car.* She wanted more air
and the porter took the negative side
of the debate. There was a compromise
effected by a bEakeman, who opened
the ventilators. Exaggerated reports
appeared to the effect that she had
been arrested with her manager, Charles
A. Leach, Sriio was represented to be
her husband.
I am suing for $25,000 damages,"
said Miss Tanguay. "Nice news to
go back home, isn't itme under ar
rest and married to a man who has an
other wife!
Shortly before Christmas wc plaved
in Detroit, and among some of the pies
ents forwarded to me there was a pres
ent from C. Haveineyer. He' quite
a patron of the stage, you know, and
probably sent a number of Christmas
remembrances to actresses. About that
I don't know, but the result was a
story that went on to say that Mr.
Havemeyer was following^me around
the country, and hadn't missed seeing
me in a performance for two years..
Now, wouldn 't that melt your grease
*nt. What Mr. Havemeyer thinks, I
don't know, but I have had no end ot
bother denying this story wherever 1
go. I realize that being on the stage
makes me a public character and 1 il
submit to being called a 'wiggling
wonder' and having cigars named for
me- but when it comes to being thrown
in 'iail, being made a bigamist, and
paraded as an old man's darling, 1
think it's about time to call a halt.
Nine complete sets of bedroom furni
ture have been offered to the old couple
whose story was published in yesterday's
Journal, and they will now be able
to furnish the two rooms at their dis
posal and support themselves by taking
Within eighteen hours of the time their
story was made public, Manager E
Solenberger of the Associated Charities
was face to face with the problem of
getting nine sets of furniture into the
two rooms offered by their landlord
As bedding, carpet and other fittings
will be needed to complete the equip
ment of the rooms, he will try to con
rert the seven extra sets, into these
articles, either by selling them or by
exchange with the Salvation Army's sal
vage store. Under this arrangement all
of those who wished to aid these old
people, will have a share in helping them
to support themselves tho the furniture
they have so generously and. promptly
contributed does not appear in Its orig
inal form.
The beneficiaries of thte kindness are
an old couple living in Northeast Min
neapolis. They are childless and unable
to work. The money received for the
rooms furnished will be sufficient to
supply all their ordinary needs, and the
association will see that they do not
suffer if sickness or other misfortune
should overtake them.
All that is needed now to complete
the good work is tenants for the rooms.
The association will gladly give the name
and address of the couple to anyone
seeking lodgings in that part of the cltjr-
The boards of the Unique arp honored
this week bv a diminutive actress whose
childish modesty induced her to selpct a
name for herself In New York last year,
that of "The Little Bernhardt" The
miss is the 6-year-old daughter of H.
Chesley, who is appearing in the strong
one-act play. "The Third Generation.'
Miss Ethel Barr Chesley knows only
the stage. Since she was a month old
she has been a theatrical property, hav
ing at that early age been carried on
and off the stage by emotional actresses
who had tearful remarks to make about
the "chee-ild." The young woman has
grown plump and healthy on her travels
about the country, and thoroly enjoys
the life. Acting is all play with her.
She expects to enter school next year,
ana her chief ambition is to learn to
read hard words so she can enjoy "big
story books with lots of animals in
Last -ft Inter she heard so much about
the divine Sara that she began calling
herself "Great Bernhardt," but upon her
father pointing out to her that she was
only a mite of a girl, she modified her
title to "The Little Bernhardt."
"I believe in encouraging conceit In
girls," said Mr. Chesley. "In boys it
is different, but girls cannot have too
high an opinion of themselves. The
young woman who thinks a great deaJ
of herself Is not likely to love some
wbrthless fellow too much. Some parents
make the mistake of breaking^ their chil
dren's spirit by trying to mike them
believe they don't know anything. This
is the greatest mistake in the world."
If there ever^was a specific for auy
one complaint, then Carter's Little
Liver Pills arc a specific for sick head
ache, and everv woman should know
ti.So. nlv ivriA*nill a dose. Try theflu

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