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II v?^ Si- THE JOURNAL VOLUME XXVIIINO. 184 liUCiAM SWLfcT, MANAGER. 1 J. S. McL-AlN, EDITOR. tVBIASHED EVERYDAY. buBhOAiriiUjN KAIEb BY MAIL. Daily and Sunday, per month .40 Daily only, per month 3 Sunday only, per mouth W BY UA&&IE& 0U1SIDE THE CITY. Dally and bunday. one month 00c BY 0A&BIE& IK MINNEAPOLIS AKD SUBURBS. Dally and Sunday, one montn POSTAGE BATES OF SINGLE COPIES. Up to IS pages DENMARK-Journal on file at American Lega tion. Corenhagtn. ST. PAUL OFFICE420 Endicott building. Tele phone, N. W Main 280 T. C, 2066. EAST SIDE OFFICECentral avenue and Sec ond street. Telephone Main 9. TELEPHONETonrnal has a private switchboard for both lines Call No 9 on either line and call for department you wish to speak to Garfield Report a* Evidence. The Garfield report on Standard Oil proves the strongest piece of evidence yet given to congress in support of the railroad-rate bill. With his keen sense i of dramatic effect. President Roosevelt has held it for the climax. The report 1 is a complete answer to the argument that present laws are sufficient and that rebates are the only serious evil for the authorities to consider. The real point of the report is apt to be missed in dwelling on the rebate disclosures. They show that the Stand ard has profited at least $750,000 a year by rebates. All these are given in di rect violation of the present law and may be punished. Eebates are a baga telle, however, compared with the ad vantages enjoyed on open rates from the Standard's refineries. Mr. Garfield finds that the refinery at Whiting en joys a difference of from 1 to 12 cents a hundred pounds in favor of its prod uct and against the product of independ ent refineries shipped similar distances. There is no explanation of these rates except the one that holds good for re bates. They are forced on the rail roads by Standard Oil. In many cases a tariff rate is enioyed secretly bv the trust. For instance, the tariff rate from Whiting to Birmingham, Ind., is 44 cents a hundred, but by a secret com bination of rates over one route the Standard ships tor 29VU cents. The in dependent refinery at Toledo pays 47 cents on the same distance. This is not a rebate, and not contrary to law, as the smug Eogers most virtuously maintains. It is iust as wrong morally and economically as a rebate, and, not being illegal, the law should make it so. This preference in rates has built the Standard's monopoly, and the consumer has had no benefit. In New England, as the report shows, competition has been stifled and the public has been bled $300,000 or $400,000 a year in excessive prices because the Standard's competi tors could not get a -joint rate over New England roads. The lesson of the report is plain. An interstate commerce commission with power to act would put an end to these discriminations in the shortest possible time. They can have no real defense. Navigation at Duluth opened too soon and is thinking of closing again. Money in Politics. Congressman Sulzer recently reported on the floor of the house some figures on the cost of presidential campaigns. He did not vouch for the absolute correct ness of the figures, but guaranteed that they were substantially accurate. These figures are very likely largely apochry phal, for we have little reason to be lieve that Mr. Sulzer or anybody else can fix the cost of Lincoln's first cam paign at $100,000, or that of McKinley at $16,000,000. One is probably as wild a guess as the other. There has always been a tendency to grossly exaggerate the campaign contri butions of 1896. They have been stated at all the wav from $3,000,000 to $17,000,000. All we know definitely about them is that they were the larg est in the history of the country. But the overstatement of the amount is not the most reckless thing about the histo rians of this campaign fund. They ex aggerate the amount, it is true, but they do it with a more sinister purposeto have the inference drawn that the whole sum was spent in corruption and that therefore the electorate was de bauched and the election was not an expression of the sentiments of the peo ple. Nothing could be more unfair. As a matter of the fact no campaign in the history of our presidential politics was reaching the people. The campaign fund, whatever it was, was spent in the open. It went almost entirely for printed arguments on the money ques tion and for the expenses of speakers who presented arguments orally. What ever may have been the faults of the late Mark Hanna as a politician he was not a coiruptionist. He had never been allied with that side of our poli tics. He was a square dealing, open individual and we do not doubt that he could have given a much cleaner ac count of the contributions of 1896 than could Gorman of the millions disbursed by him in 1892. It is not the size of the campaign fund of 1896 which is so surprising as 14 Monday Evening, -'-''c cen Up to 66 pages 2 cents Up to 54 pages 3 cents All papers are continued until an explicit order is received for discontinuance anit until all ar leaiages are paid. PUBLICATION OFFICE Minneapolis, Minn. Journal building, 47-49 Fourth street S. WASHINGTON OFFICEW. W. Jermane. chief of W a^hinston Bureau. 901-902 Colorado build- in*- nortnwesttfrn Visitors t Washington in vited to make use of recention-ruoin. &rar stationery, telephone and telegraph facilities. Ce jtral location. Fourteenth and streets XW Copies of The Journal and north-western nows papers on file NEW YORK 0FFI0E ,T World Building. I O'VABA fc OBMSBEE. CHICAGO OFFICE. Trihune Building. REPRESENTATIVES LONDONJournal on file at Amerlcaa Express office. 3 Waterloo place, and U. S Express office. 99 Strand. PARISJournal on file at American Express. 211 Rue 8cribe. and Eagle bureau. 63 Rue Cambon. tWEDENJournal on file at American Legation, Stocknolui NORWAYJournal -on file at American Consul ate, Christlanla. the disbursements of subsequent cam paigns. Why it should have taken $9,000,000 to re-elect President McKin ley. or $3,500,000 as is alleged to elect Mr. Roosevelt, will remain a mystery. The history of campaign funds is mysterious enough. There is little that is creditable to either national party in the reliance upon money to bring about intellectual decisions. But while the system of contributions is not to be ad mired, and while we are glad we are come to a point where campaign contri butions must be open and their use public, we should make a mistake in yielding to the suggestion of the muck rakers that we have had no honest cam paigns. Everybody knows that we have been too free and easy about allowing de signing men to make use of money in politics, yet we are confident that it has been largely a case of a fool and his money parted. The people made the decisions after all, independently of the money bags. Standard Oil hopes It may be forgiven for helping elect this administration. The President vs. Aldrich. The gossip of Washington suggests that President Roosevelt has known since the beginning of his second ad ministration that he could never ac complish anything of importance until he had dethroned Aldrich in the senate. That he has done this begins to be con ceded. The adroitness with which the president has maneuvered the rate bill and the generalship with which he massed his heavy artillery, the first gun of which was the Garfield report, and the second his special message to con gress upon that report, have, it is said, put the Standard Oil senator in a state of mind far from enviable. The men who were formerly relied upon to do Aldrich's bidding are now recalcitrant. They are either with the president or they have heard from their constituents so unmistakably that they find it inex pedient to be with Mr. Aldrich. The senator from Rhode Island has heretofore been able to smother a good many measures by merely letting it be understood that the party would be en dangered by their consideration. He has stood off tariff revision by this fa miliar threat. But now he finds the shoe is on the other foot, and he is being told that if the senate flunks on the rate bill or declines to take up the alcohol bill, the prospects of many mem bers of the lower house for re-election are greatly lessened. He is being asked on all sides to say what he will do for the republican party and for the mem bers who have been so cheaply obedient to him for so long. It is up to Aldrich. Nobody can deny that he is in an uncomfortable position, face to face with a bill which will re lieve the countrv of the tyranny of Standard Oil made rates and another which will relieve the country of the tyranny of Standard Oil monopoly of the instruments of light, heat and power. There are sympathizers with Aldrich, the senator, who should have no other motive than the effecting of legislation for the good of the people. There are just as few for Aldrich, the lobbyist, for every right-thinking man likes to see a lobbyist caught like a rat in a trap. Spring is here, says Henry Watterson, and what has congress done? The country A New Official. The new code gives county commis sioners authority to create and fill a new office, that of county "supervisor of assessments." The duty of such an official is to direct the work of the assessors and see that property is fully and equitably listed. This change has been little noticed. It fills about the same function as a county assessor, which office has been the subject of unsuccessful bills before the legislature at every recent session. It is optional with each county, and it is to be hoped that several counties in the state will give the idea a trial this year. A county officer will be a little more'remote from local influence, and may accomplish some good results. He will not fill the bill entirely, how ever. The county commissioners hold office by political power, and the man they select will not be a free lance. He will be subject more or less to local influence. If appointed by a state tax commission, and responsible to that body, he would be in a position to ignore local pressure. If personal prop erty taxation for state purposes is to continue, then the state needs a tax commission with machinery to reach every locality and interest in the state. All the "gags" sprung by Hi Henry Rogers' minstrels last week had a tone of sadness less free from the ordinary methods of for free seeds. So the exchange is agreed upon and the graft goes merrily forward. It is a good deal like the pairing graft. That is a scheme where by a member may appear to be per forming his legislative duties, while, as a matter of fact, he is absent on some private business. The distribution of free seeds would not be harmful if it was confined to persons who need and can use the seeds. Why should not congress pass a law for the distribution of seeds to persons who apply for them and to no one else? Forms could be mailed or left at the postof fices, where -persons needing seeds might leave their names, postoffice ad dresses and add some tangible informa tion about how much land they culti- Free Seeds. The reinsertion of the free-seed graft in the agricultural appropriation bill is a tribute to the efficiency of logrolling in the house. Probably one-half of the members who receive free seeds have no earthly use for them, but they voted for the graft after having been shown that some members did have use for the seeds and having been instructed that they might exchange their seed quota with some other member for a different kind of graft. The city member, for example, could use more copies of the Congressional Record or more copies of other publications, while his constitu ents living in flats have little or no use Atsai&fea^.sK!^ vate and what kind of seeds they ex pected to experiment with. This would eliminate the graft from the plan and reduce it to its legitimate function of getting seeds into the hands of those who have use for them. Senator Clark is going to quit the sen ate. The price of board in Washington is too high. Russia's Parliament. The supreme test of the czar's good faith will come this week when the Russian douma will actually assemble. There will, no doubt, be sparring for position. There will be extremists on either side, tho the constitutional demo crats are showing a commendable Mis position not to anticipate events by making demands nor by questioning the motives of the powers which have brought the douma together. At the present time nothing counts much except the question whether the czar has unalterably determined to have a parliament for Russia. It is declared on one side that the czar was cajoled or frightened into calling a par liament and that he can be reasoned into dismissing this "agent of revolu tion and disorder." On the other hand, it is claimed that the czar, having in corporated the call for a parliament in the fundamental law of the land, cannot go back on it. If the czar is fully committed to the parliamentary scheme of government it matters little that the first parliament is little more than a seed. It will grow. Poet "Laureate Austin has written a spring poem that has thrown a saddening gloom over that cheerful season, not only in England, Scotland and Ireland, but in the isles of the sea. Alfred says: The madcap lambs round their staider dams Are skipping as, one time, they did: And, proud of the cheat, will the cuckoo repeat Soon the tale of the nest invaded. The swain and his sweet in the love-lanes meet, And fondle and face each other, Till he folds her charms in his world-wide anus, With kisses that blind and smother. Any literary editor in the country would freely give $6 for a half column interview with Tennyson or Carlyle on this poem. It is stated by the Nebraska papers that the chief obstacle to raising sugar beets in that state was the danger of heavy rains just as the beet was ma turing. The beet, finding it easier, filled up on water instead of extracting sugar from the soil. For this reason irrigated hinds are better for the indus try. The water can then be fed out in the proper quantities. Stung by public hostility in the south and angered by the action of President Roosevelt In withdrawing the escort of United States cavalry, Father Sherman has abandoned his trip over the route taken by his father, General W. Sher man, when the latter marched thru Georgia to the sea, and has returned to Chattanooga. It is better not to stir peo ple up when they are reasonably quiet. The French revolution seems to have "quit right there." That is one advan tage of the present American revolution. It is slow and sure, because it is being engineered by the government itself. A former college professor and author of a book on algebra has been given a ten-year sentence by a Missouri court. The authors of some of the other text books ought to get something, too. Senator Aldrich objects to a denaturized alcohol bill. Mr. Aldrich has looked in the dictionary and seen that there is no such word as denaturized, and therefore there can be no such bill. Mr. Bryan not only saw the elephant in India, but he rode the animal. Mr. Bryan's experience with the elephant in America was not so pleasant. Water 25% miles deep has been found in the soundings for the cable off Guam. This ought to hold the cat if the Guam people put a heavy stone in the bag. Rhinoceroses cost $12,000 apiece, but if you cannot afford one, a few hens will do for the garden all that the rhinoceros ever could. Chicago had a "baby show" for the benefit of the earthquake sufferers, and the babies were "loud" in their praise of the affair. "There Is more personal liberty in Rus sia than in America," says Maxim Gorky. This is because in Russia there are no hotel clerks. A reader of the Commoner asks for the song, "Rolling Home to Bonny Scotland." Sounds like one of Bobbie Burns'. If Mr. Jerome's present silence could be made as pervading as his former noise, there would be no use for ears. Congress is denying aid to the poor capitalists who want the nation to build railroads for them in Alaska. KEEPING THE PRICE UP Kansas City Star. Lumber should be a cheap commodity, no matter from what source It comes, for it is used to a vast extent in building and for other purposes. But it would be a blessing if more q the lumber used in the United States came from Canada and Mexico and less from American forests, which are being depleted at an alarming rate, endangering the rainfall of the' country. Yet there are high duties on both steel and lumber. THIS DATE IN HISTORY MAY 7. 1690Siege of Paris begun by Henry IV. 1796Bonaparte closed Placenza. 1830Treaty^"signed with Turkey to secure to United States free naviga tion of the Black sea. 1836Joseph Q. Cannon, speaker of the house of representatives, born. 1840Tornado In Adams county, Mississippi 100 killed S1.000.000 In property destroyed. 1849Macready, English tragedian, hissed from stage of Astor opera house In New York riots resulted. 1893R. D. Russell appointed to the district bench to succeed Judge Wll I Ham Lcchren, resigned. the Po at -f^h^4hwA0K4^' THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL?' WHO KILLED THE WOMAN?The reader of The Woman In the Alcove, the latest and most interesting of Anna Kath arine Green's detective stories, will think he has solved the problem of the story long before he reaches the end of the book he will wonder why the author has let him into the secret of the story so early, and then in the end he will see that he is not so clever as he thought he was. One. thing more is certain: Unless the fates have decreed that he just sim ply must, he will not lay the book aside */WWIWaMKMC*^ $ ANNA KATHARINE GREEN, Author of "Xhe Woman in the AlooTe." 3\r y*jrx*jwvjrvvvf vvvjr rrr wrjrs until he* has satisfied himself that his forecast of the outcome is either right or wrong. The story involves a murder, the theft of a magnificent diamond, an interrupted love affair, and an exciting detective chase, and moves with swift ness and vigor, and, tho the reasons for things are not always adequate, no reader will feel that he has not had thrills enough to pay him for reading the book. The Bobbs Merrill company, Indianapolis. I WATSON'S LIFE OF ANDREW JACK SON.Thomas E Watson has practically completed his new work, "The Life and Times of Andrew Jackson," on which he has been employed for some time. Mr. Watson has established his place among the historians by his "Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson," "The Story of present volume will attract more than usual attention. There has been in nearly all histories of the United States a per sistent and remarkable tendency to em phasize out of all proportion the part played by New England and to minimize the accomplishment and influence of the rest of the thirteen colonies and the ter ritory later acquired. In his life of Jack son Mr. Watson is said to go far toward remedying this defect and creating a more just balanee in the treatment of men and events. It will begin as a serial this summer in Watson's Magazine, of which Mr. Watson is editor. ZJu. A FEUD AND A LOVE AFFAIR fN THE ADIRONDACKS.George Barr Mc Cutcheon in Qov^ardjce Court has told a comically romantic tale of a feud in the Adirondacks& millionaire's feud. One millionairea young and handsome man gets several hundred acres of land that a millionaire's daughter who has married an English nobleman, wants for a part of her country estate. "No trespassing" signs are put up, but the nobleman's wife's sister decides to explore the domain of the enemy ergo, complications and. The story Is light but entertaining Dodd, Mead & Co New York. $1.25. THE MAGAZINES \The World's Work for May publishes, among other things, under the general title of "Selling Diseased Meat," a sym posium of articles that reveals startling and unhealthful conditions in the Chicago packing industry Dr. W Jaques, for mer director of the Chicago municipal laboratory in charge of meat inspection at the stock yards, gives "A Picture of Meat Inspection," in which he shows that the authority of the United States inspec tors does not extend to meat for domestio use, and shows the Inefficiency and con sequent corruption of the local inspection. Thomas H. McKee, a New York lawyer, who was sent to Chicago by the World's Work to make a special investigation re veals "The Failure of Government In spectors" and shows that the United States stamp is only a good advertise ment for the packers. Dr. Caroline Hedger of the University Settlement In Paekingtown, in "The Unhealthfulness of Packmgtown" describes the terrible living and working conditions of the stockyard workers. This group of articles is ade quately illustrated. Another notable ar ticle of the month is Mary Crawford Fra ser's "Personal Study of the Japanese Emperor," which Is the first really inti mate explanation of what kind of man guides the destiny of the Japanese people. Insurance "Reform."A candid survey of the present condition of the three larg est companies yields no evidence that their managers have the slightest in tention of divorcing life insurance from high finance, says Professor Charles J. Bullock of Harvard in the May Atlantic. On the contrary, the Equitable and the Mutual are under more dangerous influ ence than ever before while the New York Life has thus far followed a tem porizing policy, waiting, apparently, for the' Incidents of last year to be forgotten. Tho caught red-handed bdt a few months ago, they now reappear at Albany as the natural guardians of the widow and or phan, to protest against the enactment of the only legislation that can put an end to the speculative control of insurance funds. Amazingly indifferent to awak ened public opinion, and unabashed by their recent experience in the pillory and stocks, they patronizingly admit the good intentions of the Armstrong committee, and then attack the most essential re forms that the committee has proposed. Under these conditions there can be no doubt concerning the sort of action to be taken. The Review of Reviews, more than any other magazine published, deals with the news of the month. "California's Catastrophe," "George F. Baer Master spirit of the Anthracite Industry," "Mu- nicipal Ownership Jn Chicago," "Railway Rates and Court Review," "Congress and the Consular Service," "From New York to Paris by Rail," and "The New York Postoffice" are among the titles of arti cles in the May number. Twenty Centuries of Pillager Chiefs. An interesting article for people of the northwest is to be found in Record* of the Past for April. It is by Frank Abial Flower of Washington, D. C. and deals with the Pillager Indians of Flower island in Burntside lake, north of Lake Superior. The Island has been the home of these Indians for twenty centuries an.a possibly much not commonly known about this an cient people. J.-P-~ Municipal Politics France," and "Life of Napoleon" and the leaves C. M. Bendixen In' possession "of f*'. Hawkins Returns from 8outh and With draws a* Candidate for Lieutenant GovernorJacobson Talk In St. Louis County. The expected has happened in the case of Senator B. B. Hawkins. He has re turned from a wiuter vacation spent In Florida, and his first act is to withdraw as a candidate for lieutenant governor. Tho he has been before the people for two or thijee months, nothing has been done in his interests, and sentiment was distinctly against 'naming a man from the old senate combine for presiding officer next winter. Senator Hawkins made the announcement pf his candidacy the day he left for the south, and had not been heard from again till he returned. Mean while the frosts had played havoc with his candidacy. Outside of St. Louis county, about the only support tendered him was by the Princeton Union. At home there was trouble in the form of N. F. Hugo, candidate for speaker of the house, whose chances would be spoiled by Hawkins* nomination. Hugo and his friends were ready to make a flght on Hawkins. So the withdrawal is decidedly In the Interests of harmony in St. Louis. In his statement Senator Hawkins says that Duluth has the state convention, and St. Louis county could play the host bet ter without having a local candidate. The delegation should be free to act as a unit. Two questions now arise. There are already three candidates for Hawkins' senatorial seat. Will he be a candidate for renomination? And who will be the corporation candi date for lieutenant governor? Jacobson delegates from St. Louis county would be about as much of a cu riosity as white blackbirds, but they are not impossible. Visitors to Duluth have found some strong sentiment for the Mad ison man right in the steel trust metrop olis. The Bveleth Star says there is not much Interest in candidates in that local ity, but that "Jacobson apparently has the most individual supporters." Jacobson is traveling over the seventh district in his own interests, and spent a day in Redwood Falls. The Reveillle says sentiment is strong for him in the county. A candidate for som^minor state office, interviewed by the Winona Republican and Herald anonymously, says he has been all over the state, and he considers that the race is between Lord, Jacobson and Somerville. With a united first dis trict he believes Lord would win. Jacob son will have an aggressive following from all parts of the state, but must be nominated on the first ballot or there about, or not at all. Block sentiment he found widely scattered, too wide to be effective. M. Thompson of Belvlew, an an nounced candidate- for the house in Red wood county, has withdrawn on account of a business change which compels him to remov.e_ to Devils Lake. N,. D. Thiss Xilu the field, but James A. Larson of Walnut Grove, who has represented the county twice before, may step in as his opponent. W. C. Fraser of Rochester, who has represented Olmsted county in the house at the last two sessions, will run for the senate this year. Colonel Harrison White of Luverne" has filed for the house nomination in the six teenth district, which is conceded to Rock county. Nils Nyquist, the jolly farmer from Blue Earth county, who used to contrib ute so much fun and interest in the house sessions, was in St Paul Saturday, and is making arrangements for a visit to his boyhood home over in Norway this sum mer. Charles B. Cheney. AMUSEMENTS Bijou"When the World Sleeps." The world should never sleep if Such doings as are pictured by Langdon Mc cormick and Lawrence Marston in their joint creation, "When the World Sleeps," are thereby made possible. One is led to believe after witnessing the harrowing performance that it was created when the world and Its writers were both very sound asleep, and that the vision, as the poet sings, "came of pie, not piety." A diet composed of mince pie, chop suey, pickled tripe and generous libations of "forty-rod" taken immediately before re tiring, must have been resorted to. The fact that plot, lines and action de pict life as it is not, that everything from the villainy to the impossible comedy is overdrawn, does not prevent the audience from going to It with enthusiasm and pickling itself to saturation in Its Impos sibilites. The "cussedness" begins to de velop so early In the game and keeps coming so strong that it finally gets the best of even the most hardened melo drama fire-eater, and in his confusion he sometimes fails to come out of his colly wobbles in time to herald the triumph of the heroic forces over the corps of vil lains. It is so thrilling it is paralyzing. The production carries some elaborate effects and heavy set-ups. These are ef fectively used to an accompaniment of nickel-plated revolvers, knives, red Are and smoke, much to the delight of the gallery, and even the rest of the house. The company is not remarkable, but It has no difficulty in fulfilling the require ments of "When the World Sleeps." To the credit of several of the company, it may be said that they do not actually break down and laugh in the middle of their absurd and impossible lines. Edwin" McKim, as hero Nol, has hard work in this respect, but manages to keep a straight face, th,o he twice showed signs of collapse. The work of Charles Wirth as Crooni, a half-witted boy, a part that unpleasant and out of place on any stage, is nevertheless effective, and arouses the real pity of the audience. Tho the comedy Is somewhat disjointed, it has many hearty laughs and serves to lift the gloom of depressing villainy. Those who enjoy the impossibilities and sud den transitions of melodrama will find en tertainment to their liking at the Bijou this week. OrpheumModern Vaudeville. The closing week's bill of the Orpheum is without a distinct headliner, but taken as a whole Is a thoroly satisfactory wa'rm-weather offering. Bessie French, the child prima donna, opens the bill. Her voice has a childish sweetness which is pleasing, altho the majority of seasoned theatergoers prefer more maturity on the part of the singer. Mitchell and Cain have an act which from the standpoint of the press agent in counting the "laughs," is a great hit. Those who care for humor with any sort of a point or a Joke to remember, will find Mitchell and Cain a barren patch in memory's desert after the show is over. The skit, act, stunt, or whatever it may be called, sails under the title of "The Frenchman and the Other Fellow." It does not matter much which is which. Thomas J. Keogh does clever imperson ations in "The Way He Won Her," a playlet built around Keogh's abilities as an entertainer. Ruth Francis, as "her," is pleasingly pretty and. sings one song in a style which causes regret that she does not do further work in that line. Fergu son and Passmore are clever in dancing, Ferguson doubling on soft-shoe and clog work with considerable ability. Foy and Clark have a scream in "The Modern Jonah," the best thing of the kind since Tom Nawn's antics in "Pat Aand longer, and the article by Mr. Flower tells' 'bottom of the sea, with the very much i mm Defective Page the Genii." The scene is laid at the up-to-date-sailor making love to the mer maid. The act is original In Its Idea and \r tm mmmmmh cleverly carried out. The "scenic inves titure" is good. George Austin Moore nse'ds a manager, as the young man is wasting a splendid voice on a foolish line of composition. He can sing, and the manager of the house should make" him get down to something more serious and tuneful than the selec tions of yesterday. The "Marvelous Frank and Bob" and the acrobatic dog return vto the Orpheum and this act loses nothing thru a second view. The usual kinodrome pictures close the bill. The Orpheum closes Saturday night af ter a highly successful season, toHreopen.R. Aug. 19. J Foyer Chat. The theatergoers of this city will have an opportunity to witness the recent New York Garrick theater success, a new and original play by Channing Pollock, at the Metropolitan for three nights and matinee, opening* tonight. Mr. Pollock's latest is called "The Little Gray Lady," and its sceiies are laid in the national capitol at Washington, D. C. The cast is unusually strong, including the following metropol itan favorites: Pauline Frederick, Olla Humphreys. Louise Sheldon. Mary Moran, Helen Leslie, Stephen Grattan. Edward Bllsner, Frank Opperman, Charles D. Pitt, Albert Latscha and Harold De Becker. There are fifteen new and original char acters introduced to the stage In the "Land of Nod," the extravaganza which comes to the Metropolitan for the half week beginning Thursday night next. All of them are imaginative, and were de signed by W. W. Denslow. the artist who is responsible for the creation of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman in "The Wizard of Oz." Bach of the fifteen is ^as ji j entertaining in Its way as the two fa mous predecessors, and will live for years in the memory of all who witness the per formance. Mayor Johnson of Cleveland appears to have become a conservative. He now agrees with Mr. Dalrymple that all com munities are not good ground for public ownership and affirms that experiments should be made only after very careful investigation. Since the great Are Baltimore electors have ratified bond issues of $19,000,000 for a modern sewage system, new docks and pies,/and park extension. In addi tion there are pending before the legis lature propositions for $13,000,000 more for water supply, street improvement, new schools, fire department and new parks. These expenditures are expected to bring Baltimore down to date. New York is sleeping over a volcano, says Horace Loomis, chief engineer of the sewer department, who has been in vestigating the cause of numerous ex plosions under ground in upper New York. He thinks he has traced the cause to the leaking of gasolene into the sewers from garages, where it is used for wash ing purposes. The New York board of aldermen has finally lost all power over the granting of franchises, which was transferred by a new law to the board of estimate. The aldermen took the law to the court of appeals, where, it was sustained. One of Tammany's chief grarts thus goes by the board. San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, are likely to adopt the Galveston and Houston form of charter, electing four aldermen and the mayor, who form a council and take charge of all de partments. The Houston charter* is said to have greatly increased the efficiency of the administration. Milwaukee, which now has a 4- cent fare, is moving for a reduction of another cent. The city has recently re fused entry to the city t0 a traction com pany which agreed to give 8 tickets for a quarter, holding out for a $50,000 cash payment for the franchise. The New York subway refused to pay Its first year's rent in the form of a de posit of 1 per cent of its net earnings to retire the capital invested by the city because, it claimed, the payment was not to be made unless the earnings of the company were 5 per cent. The finance department believes the company has earned more than 5 per cerit net and will insist upon the payment. The merchants are co-operating for the betterment of the Jersey City down-town shopping district. Cleanliness of the mu nicipal thorofares is the first thing sought after. WHEN THE "YELLOWS" LOOK SILLY Columbus Dispatch. The important news of the past week made the "yellow" newspapers look ridic ulous. Using six-inch type every day, as they do, there was nothing left for them in the way of emphasis, when the great est disaster of a century whs td be re corded. They had as big a "spread" over the fact that Gwendoline McGinnts had eloped with a drummer on Tuesday as they had over their earthquake news on Wednesday, i% One Face Plus $2 to Des Moines and Return. Account General Assembly Presby terian church. May 26-29, the Minneap olis & St. Louis railroad will sell round trip tickets May 14 to 17 and 21 to 23. Return Jiimit May 31. Two superb trains daily to Des Moines without change. Call on J. G. Bickel, city ticket agent, 424 Nicollet avenue for full particulars. The Pickwick bottle label is known all over the country and recognized as standing for the highest whiskey qual- ity,*" 4 %:wf* THIS COLUMN ,T FOR JIM KEY MERCY BANDS Monroe School Bands. The pupils of Monroe school art greatly interested in the Bands of Mer cy, for 775 children have .-joined. The badges for the presidents and the books for the secretaries have been or dered and they are expected to arrive soon. The children, however, _can begin their meetings at once, and the secre tary can copy the report of the meeting in the books'when they arrive. For the convenience of the other children who may wish badges "Uncle Bert" expects soon to have several thousands sent to the Journal office, where the children can secure them if they desire to have one. These badges are 5 cents each. It is not necessarv, however, to have a badge to be a mem ber of the Band of Mercy. "Uncle Bert" will notify the children thru the co The summer comedy season was bril liantly Inaugurated at the Lyceum thea ter yesterday when two large audiences welcomed Ralph Stuart and his excellent company In "The Brixton Burglary The attendance was the biggest surprise of the i Carl Rustad, Mamie Febn, Alfred Kelson. Alma year Every seat was occupied, and the f", ___-, ji,,i a "standing room only" sign was displayed before the rise of the curtain, proving bon, amusement. "The Brixton Burglary" is an exceedingly clever English farce, fast as lightning, and dealing in boisterous fun, which keeps an audience at the screaming point half of the time. The presentation of this play by the Ralph Stuart players will be reviewed in Tues day's Journal. i The Unique will present a big comedy bill this week, In which some of the best acts In popular-priced vaudeville will be featured. The famous Buckeye State quartet, the Ann Hamilton company In a new play, the, York Herbert trio of ver satile entertainers, the great Westin character Impersonator, are all in the bill, which has many other bright features. CIVIC AFFAIRS The city of Brookings, S. D., is not doing very well with municipal ownership, according to the Sturgis Rec ord. The city owns the water and elec tric plants, the central heating plant and the telephone. The cost is about what other cities are paying and the rate of taxation is the minimum, so there ia no apparent gain to the community in cheap service or reduced cost of govern ment. The plants show an apparent ex cess of receipts over expenditures of $9,000, but without making any deduc tions for deterioration or investment. Wages are probably higher, the Record says, tho the auditor's reports reveal nothing on the^, subject. E i ne HalIber J5m i ii St lumn as as the badges arrive ayt the Journasoon office. The names published today include those of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades of Monroe school. Miss B. Evelyn Weston, principal. A and Seventh, and Eighth Grades. Mae Belle Oswald, teacher. Sidney Chamberlin, president Anna Lind ,skog, secretary, Minnie Johnson, Elmer Nessa,ellE SSS?iJ 1 ^f^ 601^ ,..j i rosmoe, JSrnest I*ortnberg, Olsen, Etheln:.Edi.tnBeatricBenson,, conclusively that the public is tired Of Arthur Erlckson,Holstad, Nee Roh Erlandsen,.Freeman serious productions and yearns for lively HermanlWa, Ek HarUn, Ingwald Mym. Signe Karlen. Owen Gib- Ing a Broten Larsen. Otis Esther Linner, EtheLHallKnutson, n8 ter Celia N Rudolpy Arthur Roy Hagman, Elsie Ashwortb, Ttaora Gudde, Harrey NeuBam, Laura Linn*. Edwin Holm, Hilmar Christiansen, Jennie James. A Seventh Grade. J. Annie S. Bverhart, teacher. Inga Peterson, president, Esther Engberg, secietary Sophia Elllngson, George Kelson John Smith, Martin Hugdahl, Myrtle HaU Grorer Petersen. Ace Johnson. Oliver Wallace, Metel Wood. .George A. Johnson, Oscar Olson. Lilly Douhan. Emma Aim. Mabel Kennev Robeit Kvitrud, Peter Skurdalnold, Lillv *Danielson Edna Johnson, Arthur Johnson. Hildegard Bark strom, Albert Johnson, Florence Johnson. Ober Anderson, Ella Rustad, Ernest Nordstrom. Jer ome Lusag, William Nelson, Edla Carlson. Es ther Dahl, Helmerth Borgman Lillian Oberg. Seventh Grade. Alice Hill, teacher. Hilma Kelson, president Nellie Kramer, secre tary Harry Peterson, Elsie Kettemau, Tabetha Peterson, George Kleye, Esther Lindqulst, Mab*4 Mossberg. Mabel Kleve, Esther Swenson Harry Gustafson. "3ert Anderson, Mabel Hagman Al bertina Cole, Delacy Prior, Joseph Erlckson. Emeliea Amundsen. Ned Anderson, Mandel An derson. Josephine Holden, Edwin Sather, Delia Neudlck, Herman Olsen, Carl Edlund. Helen Maeby, Christian Holter, Nellie Eetenson Anna Erlcksen, Agnes Connolly, Clarence Aasgaard. Euphraisia Geelan, Frederick Anderson. Thorval Christensen. Oscar Benson. Ida Landberg, lngrid Grattum, Esther Arrickeon. A Sixth Grade. Mary L. Carey, teacher, Harry Anderson, president, EUn Johnson, aee retary Trugye Irgens, Ruth O. Jackson, G*re C. Eklnnd, Brynjulf Vedeler, Fred Gulden. Flor ence HaU, Elfreda Wall. Walter Johnson, Olga E. Auran, Fiuldah Swanson Lillie Benson. Mor r*i Westman. Minnie W Wahlstrom Reinholta J. Beckman. Hazel Cella Broulette. Anders R. Thompson, Minnie O. Carlson, James Korbol, Carl Julin, Freda Rokem. Fred Christiansen. Es ther Ledlne. Ruth Ekroth. Arthur Larson Marr I Isaacson, Fred Carlson. Berndt Bolin, Maybelle Sophie Olson,-Flora E. Laugendorf Carl LInd qnist, Florence 3. Asherooth, Alice Blom dahl, Flnora Wagstrom, Arthur O. Johnson. Aa nes C. Lenmark Sixth Grade. Josie Danaher, teacher. Ruth Anderson, president Ethel Christiansen. ESWi Arth Sixth Grade. Ottilie Lfiedloff, teacher. Christian Nelson, president, John Dant. secre tary, Esther RoseU, Walter Montain, Clar* El llsen, Roy Nilsen, Minnie Larsen. Faul Ru Bell, Ruth Freeman,Anderson, Robbie SteTinson. Florence Almen. Ruth Bergland, Rangval Skage, Julius ?welsISd' Cann 7 Rnth Peterson LiUie Walstrom, Olga Olson. Ravmond Mur dock. Albin Dahlquist. George Olson. Lllr An derson, William Holm. Veronica Kelioe. Engolf Homo. Annie Petersen, Marie Lundnerg. Pet.T Murck, Ethel SJoholm, George Bakke. Blenda Anderson. A Fifth Grade. Anna "Vierling, teacher. Edwin Swanson, president Minnie Klingen. secretary Arnold Gustafson Emil Moe. Frances Salvesen, Arline Ashworth. Clara Petersen. Edith Malln, Lilien Olesen. Mabel Casey, Petra Hol land, Estella Franck. Harry Blomdahl. Jennia Lindquist. Fred Miller, Clara Bols Helga Erlck son. Harry Dahlquist, Reinert Elgbretsen. Her man Anderson, Edward Halland. Oscar B*e. Sidney Goodmanson. Clara Gamer Lillian An derson.- Frank Paulson. Alfredd Kurtz. Arthur BJlund Borghil Holm Gen a Lodmill. Walter Mileck, Mabel Paulson Clif ford Skorstad, Petra Haven, Magdalene Holter. Frits Irgens, William Dahl. Amelia Gardner. Fifth Grade. Abbie E. Andrews, teacher. Lillian Kittridge, president Carl Hafstad.' aecretary Arthur Knndson. Esther Miller. Einar Thompson. Alma Lindeil. Alice Jensen. Andrew Johnson, Effle Holtqoist, Mabel Jackson. Effle McCabe, Edwin W. Anderson, Esther Carlson. MUliam Anderson. Olga Berg. Alven Olsen. Arthur Bonk. Annie Week, raul Fredlund. Ruta Torgwson. Sally Soderllnd. Wlnnlfred Parkin. Sigurd Christiansen. Horence Rosendahl, Gert rude Blohm Ludvig HaUand, Clarence XdN strom, Hattle Steinhammer. James Moe, Dorothy Hendrlcksen. Elmer Sundbeck, Anna Anderson, Harold Hansen. Anna Hansen. Mabel Halm. Ed ward Bros. Marie Nelson, Clarence Olson. Mar garet Gaustad, Wesley Keller, Ira Boynton, Carl Johnson, Leander Johnson, Oscar Hurst. Fifth Grade. Eleanor McLennon, teacher. Melvin Helland, president Dorinda Wallace, secretary Clarence Busterud. Award Linne. Mor ris Anderson. Cora Paulson. Olga Anderson, lnpa Rokem. Louis BentsA, Albin Kordeen, George Johnson, Chrlstain Anderson, Daniel Tinholt, Inga Sandbakken, Cora Nordley, Alice farter, Oscar Anderson, Joseph Fonrre. Rnth Brandan ger, Frederick Meiner, Gotthard Bark. Mary Roberto, BJamey Brekken, Leo La Belle, Philip Hagman, Grayee Griswold. Olga Arnesen. Alfred OlBtad. Arthur Thoresen, Tborrald Peterson, Adolph Northby, France Soeberg, George Galea, Laurence Schwanke. Oscar Dalen, Alfred Brick son. Artbey Kelson. Walter Anderson, Gndma Murck, Edwin Erlckson, Walter Larson. Ernest Davis, Mabel Carlson. Sour stomach, indigestion, belching, gas, fulness after eating relieved by Kodol for Dyspepsia. Sweetens the breath, aids digestion. The Lake Shore to Boston. Very Low Bates. One fare plus $1 for the round trip. Good going May 31st to June 9th, in clusive. Return limit by depositing ticket July 15th. An excellent oppor tunity to spend your vacation in New England. Write Harry W. Browne. N. W. P. A., 340 Robert street .St. Paul, Minn., for full particulars. Warren J. Lynch, Passenger Traffic Manager, Chicago. 3 Backache is almost immediatelv re lieved by wearing one of Carter's Smart Weed and Belladonaa Backache Plasters. Try one and be free from pain. Price 25 cents. Hoodwinks the Oculist Madden Bye Kedicin cures eyes. (Don smart.) 25e r Nordstrom: Ruth Holstad. OJga Wennerlund. Ruth SiTer- sen, Ruth Sutherland, RUla KeUey. Edith Ri-- nell, Robert Miller, Esther Peterson. Esther Moe. Edith Nelson, Blanche Holmberg. Gena Myhre, Clara Olsen. Mabel Anderson, Helea Kordgaard, Myrtle Snsag, Mabel Johnson. Law rence Gylstrom, Mamie Starkosky, Ella Kulker Lulu Johnson, Cora Arnesen, Elsie (arlson. ROT Estenson, Anna Jensen. Harry Johnson Selma Holmberg, Anna Foss, Ferms Barn, Carrie Grif fith, Ida Elmlund, Frank Larson.