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4 a *P THE&JOURNAL VOLUME XXVinNO. 301. iUCIAN SWIFT, MANAGER. J. S. McLAIN, EDITOR, PUBLISHED EVERYDAY SUBSCBIPTION BATES KAIL. Eail asd Sunday, per month 40c Daily only, per month 25c Sunday only, yer month 16c BY GABBIER OUTSIDE THE CITY, ally an&Sunday, one month 60o BY CARRIER IN MINNEAPOLIS AND SUBURBS. paily and Sunday, one month 46e POSTAGE BATES OF SINGLE COPIES. fcp to 18 pages 1 cent jjp to 36 pages i... 2 cents JJp to 64 pages 8 cents 'w 5 All papers n-e continued until an explicit order f* received for discontinuance and until all ar rearages are paid PUBLICATION OtfFJCEMinneapolis, Minn., Journal building. 4T-4& Fourth street 8. WASHINGT ON OFFICEW. W jermane, chief of Washington Bureau, 901-902 Colorado build* $ lng Northwestern visitors to Washington In ge vlted to make use of reception-room, library, '& stationery, telephone^ and telegraph facilities. f- Central location, Fourteenth and streets NW. Copies of The Journal sod northwestern news- 'Z papers on file. E ijNEW YOBK 6FFJC& CHICAGO OFFICE, hi- World Building, Tribune Building. 'MARA & ORMSBEE, REPRESENTATIYES. '(f /X.01TD0NJournal qn file it American Express |MK office, 3 Waterloo, place, and U. S. Express ./St"office, 99 Strand.,-. PARISJournal on, file at American Express, 211 Rue Scribe, and Eagle Bureau, S3 Rue Cambon. SWEDENJournal On, file at American Legation, Stockholm. *0RWAYJournal.cm file at American Consul J*ate, Chrlstlanla. .jfc'tton, BENMARKJournal ^n file at American Lega Copenhagen. |W. PAUL OFFICE420 Bndicott building. Tele ig phone, N. W., Main 230 T. 0. 2068. jAST SIDE OFFICECentral arenas and Sec ond street. Telephone, Main No. 9. jtELEPHOKEJournal has a private switchboard for both Unes. Call No. 9, on either line and call for department you wish to speak to. Reform Is Alive. ^t^^e old-time politician who has been 3 looking for a reaction from this "foo l- ery of reform polities'' will have to look again. There is no sign of a cess ation of reform. I is still in the air. Moral ideas are still more potent than taachinery. Principles are still more prolific of votes than bribery. The most significant event of re cent months has been the campaign of Winston Churchill for the governorship of New Hampshire. For a young man almost unknown to walk into a boss ridden, railroad-owned state like New Hampshire and come within a few votes of the nomination and actually dictate the platform is an achievement, which should greatly encourage the' young, unselfish and patriotic politician. The Churchill experiment shows the Value of open, honest, candid leader ship. Mr. Churchill concealed nothing. He stood for something, and while he was at first laughed at he was finally strong enough to make the New Hamp shire camel kneel and take his platform on its back. The office of governor was nothing *,to Mr. Churchill as compared with the ^satisfaction of having his ideas ac lj cepted and having his name used po tently by 300 earnest delegates. The Jbest of it all is that he has demon strated again that the people are all fright when they have a chance. Give Jhem intelligent direction and a motive for action and they can be de pended upon. Mr. Churchill gave them the motive in his arraign ment of the pass system by which the public life of New Hamp shire has been debauched. gave them intelligent direction when he went to the only party in New Hamp shire capable of giving relief from in tolerable conditions, and called upon it to do its duty. I may be said that it was an illogi cal thing to adopt Mr. Churchill's plat form and refuse the nomination to the only man who could honestly stand upon it. Bu in adopting his platform there was something dona which binds all candidates, The republican party of New Hampshire was bound, and the republican party is bigger than any man in it. People are apt to go stale on politics when they see the wrong perpetuated and the right sold out, but there are enough evidences the other way to en courage the good citizenship of the country to persevere. The example of Winston Churchill is one of those in cidents. The proceedings instituted at St. Cloud show that there is more than one way to put on the lid and keep it on. The mayor of St. Cloud is defending himself against a suit for ejectment from office for failure to enforce the Sunday closing law. Railroad Money in Politics. The point raised by Attorney Mana han that he has a right to show the extent of the participation of railroads in politics in a hearing on commodity rates is scoffed at by sleek railroad lawyers, but we do not see why Mr. Manahan's point is not pertinent. Bailroads have but one way to get money, and that is by charging rates. They have no way to pay dividends but by arranging those rates at a point where they will pay operating expenses, fixed and all other charges and leave something over for the stockholders^1'- )& Possibly the stockholders are not di rectly interested in the question wheth er money is spent for political purposes because they get their dividends Bu the shippers and passengers are inter ested because of the fact that all ex penses of the railroads must come out of them or out of the stockohlders. Now if the stockholders are taken care ofand no shipper is objecting to that for a. momentit becomes a question Whether the other expenses of the roads are so high as to make rates unreason able. Every dollar added to the ex- pense account of a railroad comes un*| der the head of an illegal and illegiti^, mate burden placed upon the shippers Mr. Manahan will doubtless meet witli difficulties in ascertaining the facts^ but he has the advantage of knowing* that the jury of the people is more than, fcalf persuaded that any fact he nutf* Saturday Evening, be able to wring from unwilling com pany witnesses is but 1 tfre mask for many more damaging facts behind. Let the facts come out. Why doesn't the Tribune have the sand to come out squarely against Jones and fight him In the open instead of stabbing him In the back at every opportunity? The Baby Act. Probably no one was more surprised and no one experienced as much regret at Dr. U. G. Williams' remarkable ad dress issued yesterday, "To the Public and Williams' Supporters" as those who voted for him in the primaries. While it needs no argument to establish in this community the fact that Mayor Jones was opposed, as he says, by the brewers, the saloonkeepers, the gam blers and the elements of the commun ity which favor a "wide open" ad ministration, a great many honest, reputable, good citizens supported Dr. Williams, some of them for one reason and some for another. Their place in the opposition to him was distinctly recognized by the mayor on the occa sion to which Dr. Williams refers. But as we have already said, a good many of them were not prepared for such an exhibition as Dr. Williams made yesterday. They entertained larg er ideas of his size. When a man goes into a primary contest he places him self in the same position as a candi date before a convention, with the ex ception that he submits his case not to the decision 'of** fcbdy of delegates, but goes further back than that an'd sub mits it to a body of voters. W are not so far from the period when nomin ations were made by convention to have forgotten how a man was custom arily regarded who without any reason whatever, or, without the best of rea sons, involving fraud in the proceed ings, refused to abide by the decision of the convention. I is even more obligatory upon a candidate who sub mits his claims along with other candi dates to a body of voters to accept their decision and play the manly part. Otherwise we might as well not have any parties or any primaries. Dr. Williams asked for votes as a republican. Those who voted for him voted as republicans. now intimates very clearly that he would have them weigh his disappointment and his gievance, mistaken and un founded as it it, against their loyalty the party whose candidate he desired be, and repudiate the result of the primaries. Dr. Williams has mustered a strong republican following in two campaigns he can hardly expect to do it again. i That Dr. Williams has no -justifjea* tion whatever for the action he na$ taken, is susceptible of complete and absolute proof. The Journal has the testimony of a score of responsible, reputable citizens who attended the Lake Harriet meeting to the effect that the mayor was misrepresentated in the Tribune statement that he distinctly disavowed the intention of ascribing all his opposition to the brewers, the gam blers, the saloonkeepers and other un friendly elements, but recognized the opposition of good men who for reasons which seemed to them sufficient, were not friendly to his administration. Dr. Williams could have established the accuracy or the inaccuraey of the Trib une 's report as easily as The Jour nal has established the fact with re spect to it if he had seen fit to do so before placing himself in his present unenviable position. Still the Big Stick by any other spelling would look as impressive. A Good Loser. Nothing in Congressman Buckman's public career has done him more credit than his manner of accepting" defeat., His service in congress has been? brought to an end by the result of the primaries. C. A Lindbergh received the nomination in the sixth district by a few hundred votes, after one of the most bitter and personal campaigns the state has seen. The public and pri vate record of both candidates was threshed over, and both candidates ana' their supporters were worked up to a high pitch of feeling. Mr. Buckman might have been ex pected to exhibit sore spots because of his defeat, or"%ven to bolt the choice of the primaries. Instead of that hei lost no time in sending congratulations to the man who "trimmed" him. Mr. Buckman has a reputation for being a game fighter, and he has added to it showing that he is a good loser. He not only congratulates the victor, but sends him word that he will be glad to have his co-operation in matters of interest to the district, between now and the end of his term on March 4. Mr. Buckman has wo friends, and stands higher in the estimation o^ his constituents than ever in his life. The bitterness of the eompaigpx in the sixth district is put aside, and harmony has been restored by the sensible act of the defeated candidate. It's different in Minneapolis. After all the Voters' league appears to have cut some ice in the nominations. Nothing but Money. The interstate commerce commission struck the pass a blow below the belt when it ruled: Nothing but money can be lawfully received or accepted in payment for transportation ^ub^ect $o the act, whether of passeAgsrs" or, property, or for any service in connection therewith, it being the opinion of the commission that the prohibition against charging or collecting a greater or less or dif ferent compensation than the estab lished rate in effect at he time pre .cludes the acceptance of services, prop erty^ or other payment^ in lieu of the amount of money specified in the pub lished schedules. Nothing but money. N political, personal, professional or perfunctory service. Nothing but money. This has a tendency to make the pass fiend aware of his finish. Mr. Bryan has been checked up on his statement that Ne England has never been a good breeding place for democracy and it is found that democratic candi dates for the presidency have frequently carried Ne England states. Jefferson carried Ne Hampshire, Vermont, Massa chusetts and Rhode Island in 1804 Madl- -4THE son carried Vermont in 1808 and 1812 "Monroe New Hampshire, Vermont and $hode Island in 1816 Andrew Jackson Maine and Ne Hampshire in 1832. Van Buren in 1886 carried four Ne England states Pierce* four i?in 1852, the anti- slavery sentiment threw Ne^ England into the republican column, but parts of it have broken away since. Tilden car ried Connecticut in 1876, and Cleveland repeated the act in 1884 and 1892. In Governor Johnson's Red, "Wing SDeech'he includes among ^"goOd points of his admjhistraiton "the1" areWm pligeinfcr the insurance commissioner on a salary basis, and turning the tees in to the state. It is true that he recommended this in his message, but so did the retiring gov ernor, and the bill was introduced and piloted thru, not by a democrat, but by Senator A. B. Cole, chairman of the republican state committee. It was Sen ate File 181. The bill had rather hard sledding, and not all of its opposition came from republican members. If any one person is entitled to credit for the reform, it is Senator Cole. A paper in the wild and woolly west has called down Harper's Weekly for at tributing to Scott some lines written by Byron. Those eastern fellows will have to keep their memories on straight or there will be trouble. Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker of Colorado Is giving girls some advice upon when to marry. W understand that Mrs. Decker married a select number of weeks after the proposal and she can depend on other girls to do the same. Captain Pershing, who has been jumped over the heads of 862 army officers to become a brigadier general, just happens to be the son-in-law of Senator Warren of Wyoming, who is chairman of the sen ate comimttee on military affairs. If the sporting element backed Dr. Wil liams it is evident they were on the wrong card. The doctor does not appear to have the sporting blood coursing thru his veins. He is not game. The head of the ice trust says it should Imve a monument. Wlwn it is dead the people will gladly erect the same with an appropriate inscription. There is scarcely any discord in the democratic party, says Ben Tillman Evi dently Tillman doesn't read the Journal American Examiner. Oklahoma's star will be placed in the lower right-hand corner, but Ne Mexico and Arizona have not selected their posi tion yet. fff *JBanker Stensland, it is said, can speak six languages, but in Joliet they use only one and very little of that. Georgia is boasting of a bumper crop of peanuts. The shells will come north as usual. It appears to have been a case of the pounded thumb with Dr. Williams. Cross Voting at the Primaries Grows Worse Every YearProposed Change in Law to Discourage the PracticeMc Cleary and Hammond Will Debate Tlfft May Not File Against Lindbergh Counties Without Representation Bede's Next Opponent. v~ There was more'-trouble last* Tuesday with democrats voting the republican primary ticket, aVid vice versa, than ever before. The evil has grown to such an extent that party lines are hardly re garded at all. In the second district democrats voted for both McCleary and GUttersen. In- Mankato as a rule they vojgagfor McCleary. The city cast only 886Mvetes for P. E. Hanson two years ago, a fair test of the republican strength, but cast 1,340 republican votes in the recent primary. The same thing was done for McCleary in Lake Crystal, while in west ern counties many democrats voted for Guttersen. Democrats are not the only people who understand working the primary. In Scott county there was no republican ticket The only republican on the ballot was Congressman Davis. There were hot fights among the democrats, and they got a total of 1,845 votes In the primaries There were only twenty-eight republican votes cast, tho the republican county committee made a special effort to hold them. On secretary of state at the last election the county cast 935 republican votes, and 1,285 demociatic votes. Ap parently about 600 republicans voted the democratic primary ticket, or about two thirds of all the republicans in the county.., The rest stayed at home. A scheme was proposed by a promi nent republican yesterday, to amend the law so as to discourage cross voting. The idea is to provide that in order to re ceive a nomination in the primaries, a candidate must receive a certain per centage of the total votes cast by his party in the last election. Something like 25 or 30 per cent is suggested. This would mean that if the democratic vote went to the republican ballot too heavily, the democrats themselves would be left without a ticket. This would not neces sarily stop the practice, as they could still put men on by petition, and in case of several candidates on the ballot of the majority party, none of them might get the required percentage, and so the ruling party would be beaten out of a candidate. It is a question, too, whether such a pro vision would stand the test of the courts. The state canvassing board vill meet next Tuesday to count the votes for members of congress, district judges and members of the legislature where voted for in more than orie county. The board consists of the secretary of state, two judges of the supreme court and two dis interested judges of the district court, designated by the secretary. The McCleary-Hammohd campaign IS going to be hardly second in interest to the state campaign. Mr. McCleary holds the same intention he expressed before the primaries, and will challenge Mr. Hammond to a series of joint debates. Mr. Hammond will no doubt accept, and It wjll be a battle royal. The democrats have strong hopes of electing Hammond, but it would be a remarkable turning over in a district carried two years ago by 8,462. Without doubt a good many Of the votes cast for Guttersen will go to Hammond, but those who regard them selves as republicans are not disposed to vote for a democrat for congress. ^The closeness of the result this time feads them to think that they can beat Mc Cleary in the primaries two yeara from now, and they don't like to vote for a democrat. If Hammond were running as an independent it would be different The result in the forty-fifth legislative district does not suit R. C. Dunn of Princeton* who made a hard fight on MHINEAPOEJ& JOURNAL. Swanaon Of Anoka county and White of Sherburne, Both landeJnominatlons, and Dunn in his paper threatens to bolt and put up an independent ticket At leasti that is the construction one must place on the following languagfiijk k? ^f thar^l,ftfo. ,#qter$ or ar Mfll acs cmrhte who jwerj not heard from at the primaries 'last Tuesday. They may be heard from next November. The fight in the forty-fifth legislative district will end when the polls close on the 6th day of Novemberi" Perhaps Dunn intends to run for the senate against Swanson. The total vote of the #ftur counties stood: Senator, $wanson?3,082, Goes ?,822 p. *ouse. three ,tp nominate, Davis 2,714, While 2,449,. "Horton &332, (Mark 2,239, Tornberg 1,847, Dickey ^&# It is reported from the Sixth district that C. A. Lindbergh may have no oppo sition for his election to congress. Judge C. Tifft of Long Prairie, who received the democratic nomination, said before the primary that there was no use of his spending time and money on a campaign if Lindbergh should be nominated. It is considered likely that he will not file his nomination papers and will let the fight go by default. Judge Tifft has only to neglect paying his $20 filing fee, and hia name stays off the ballot. That was a remarkable result in Ren ville county, where D. S. Hall won the senatorship from J. H. Dale by "drawing cuts." It is the first time a tie vote has been known to happen under the primary law. On the first count Dale had won by ten votes, but when the official count was completed they had 1,523 each. Lots were drawn and Hall won. He is not out of the woods yet, as Ole Ramsland, a well-known figure in the, last house, is running against him as a democrat. An unusually large number of counties were shut out of representation in the legislature this time. There are no less than ten that will have no member in either house. They are Pipestone,, Lin coln, Traverse, Mille Lacs, Cass, Lake, Cook, Clearwater, Red Lake- and Roseau. Of these Cass county had no candidate, being contented with the governor, and Cook and Clearwater also presented no candidates. The others were shut out by the overwhelming vote of larger coun ties. Roseau, particularly, had too many candidates C. B. Buckman made friends by the manly way in which he accepted defeat, auite in contrast to the spirit sometimes displayed by candidates who lose in the primaries. He lost no time in congratu lating Lindbergh, and then, according to the Little Falls Transcript, "invited Mr. Lindbergh's co-operation in any matters of public interest to the constituents that Mr Lindbergh is soon to represent in congress." Mr Lindbergh expressed his thanks for the congratulations and of fers, and will" join heartily with Congress man Buckman in advancing the interests of the people of the district and the republican party. u^ ir It is generally believed in the eighth district that W. E. Culkin will be Bede's opponent two years from now, and that he will begin several months in advance to work up an organization. There is talk, however, of inducing Judge Morris to resign from the federal bench and re turn to congress. has made consider able money by fortunate investments, and is financially in a position to take up a congressional career, so some of his friends have hopes that he could be in duced to leave the bench and re-enter politics They had some close finishes in Dakota county. Senator Albert Schaller got the democratic senatorial nomination over P. H. O'Keefe by a vote of 678 to 669. A. M. Hayes got the republican nomina tion over Magnus Brown by 541 to 498 The race between the two nominees will be interesting, "^^pjt',' KeJLly was beaten for renomination to the house by twenty two votes. Charles B. Cheney. ROOSEVELT^ND BRXAN COMPARED J ^s" Kansas City Star. Th elements of Mr. Roosevelt's Strength and popularity manifested and defined themselves early in his career long before he became president of the United States. These elements are neither democratic nor republican. They are quali ties of character and statesmanship that transcend all party lines. In all his form ative policies the president does what he believes to be right, and he uses the ut most legitimate means at his command to secure what he wants. He cares mighty little whether the thing, or the ways and means to accomplish it, are democratic or republican, That is why he is regardedmore than most of his pie decessorsas a president of all the people, of all parties, of all sections, not as a republican president merely. That is why his popularity is so greaJUn his own party and has extended far beyond party lines. It is one of the disappointing weakness es of Mr. Bryan that he is everlastingly tacking up the party label on this or that thing, this ?or that idea or achievement. It is small business for a big man. The country is becoming more and more inde pendent in politics. The Roosevelt exam ple has done much to enlarge the inde pendent element. And political leaders, if they would succeed nowadays, altho they must work with pne party or an other, must recognize the common ground that rises above all parties. THE AGE GROWS OLD "You are young and I am old," Tolstoi is quoted as saying to an interviewer, "but as you_grow older you will find as I have found, that day follows day, and there does not seem much change in you, till suddenly you hear people speaking of you as an old man. It is the same with an, age in history day^follows day, and there does not appear to be much change, till fluddeMy it is found that the age is become old. It is finished, it is out of date. The present movement in Russia is not a riot, it is not even a revolution it-is the end of an age.J' ELEGY IN A BASEBALL FIELD The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The bleachers are as empty as can be, The rooter homeward takes his weary way And leaves the field to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air is hushed, and calm, and still Tet here the rooters yelled with all their might. "Oh, soak it kill it bustth coyer, Bill." Hark, how the gentle peace that breathes around Tells nothing of the fan who voiced his sound, Wherein he said the umpire was a thief. Around that diamond now dimly seen The player rushed until his legs were blurred. And, oh, the bleacher's grief was tensely keen When he was run to- earth and died at third. Let nt ambition mocfc their useful sport. Nor jeer their captain's sacrificial sign Nor grandeur hear, aweary, the report The short and simple annals of the nine. The boast of averages at the bat And all the bases that the pitcher gave To shun the long three-bagger now fall flat The march of glory sidewinds to the grave. Full many a home-run finds' the fielder's hand, And fills the batsman's heart with dark de spair Full many a strike is born but*to be fanned And waste its purpose on the severed air. ^S Next to? the mada^agTcijowdtB^agptauduig strife The pitcher- lifts^otfr^hdpe^-and 'then" it falls, While we objeet: "What's that? Not on your life. j Struck ont?, Can't distinguish strikes from balte"**wvA *^fc" $&** "tJ'KiT The curfev tolls the knell of parting day The bleachers gapeJust Ss we said before And now a strident voice Is Jhurled our way: "Say, mister, did yoti hear what was the score?" W. D. N. la Chicago Tribune. BOOKS*1 3f By W. P. K. 6 A NOVELIST'S REMARKABLE PLEA FOR A REVIVIFIED ROMAN CHURC^. Antonio Fogazzaro, the leading noVr ellst of Italy and a devout layr man of the Roman church, in his latest novel, The Saint, makes ,a, direct appeal to the powers of the Roman church to preach righteousnessthe supremacy of conduct over rituallove as the test and goal Of life," to eradicate four great evils"the spirit of falsehood," "the spirit ,of avarice," "the spirit of clerical domination,'* and "the spirit of immobility,'' and to- become "a simple untheological church The story- of the-book is the story of a man who almost from the moment of his conversion under dramatic circum stances lives and preaches such an ap peal as that outlined. This man is Pierp Maironi, "a man of the world, cultivated far beyond his kind," says William Ros coe Thayer in an introduction to the novel, "who, after having had a vehe-' ment love-affair, is stricken with re morse, 'experiences religion,' becomes penitent, is filled with a strange zeal an ineffable comfortand devotes himself body, heart and soul to the worship of God and the succor of his fellow man. He preached right eousnessthe supremacy of conduct over rituallove as the test and goal of life, but always with full acknowledgment of the mother church as the way of salva tion In short he stands for truth conduct, thought and feeling as the only worthy aim in life, and he fears not -to preach his belief either to pope or to peasant. Thruout the story the influence of his love-affair is seen, tho the woman herself seldom comes into the foreground. When she is seen, however, the union pf the double interest in the story, that of the woman who sinned and that of the man who has become in the eyes of the people a saint, gives an intensity of in terest such as is seldom found in these days in a novel. The author shows himself a master in the handling of both phases of the story. One follows the life of the saint with an eagerness equal to that called forth by an intense drama, and interest in the fortunes of the woman is no less. The Saint* talks to the peasantry on a hillside and the reader feels that he is listening again to the sermon on the mount, adapt ed to new conditions. He appeals to the pope to adopt his views, and it is lig:e the call of a prophet to duty He 4s tempted by subtle influences connected with his past, or he is weakened by asceticism and one's sympathy goes out to him He is not a weak character in any sense neither does he talk or act like a fanatic The reader is held by the heroic courage of the man. He stands out very real and very vital. The woman and her moral and mental struggles and suffering are hardly less vividly or delicately drawn. It is no slight task to picture a saint, but to tell the story of a saint in a way to lay fast hold upon the emotions and keep a reader suspense as tho hfe were reading a biographythe real story of a real man of force with a message for his, fellowsIs vastly more difficult. But that is what Slgnor Fogazzaro has done, and done with a simplicity, directness and vigor seldom seen. Perhaps the fact that the author spent something like five years in the writing of the book may help to account for his success. It is not surprising, in view of its crit ical, tho kindly, tone, that the novel has been placed on the Index Librorum Pro hibitorum of the Vatican. But such a ranking by the Vatican will not destroy the influence of the work. The character that Slgnor Fogazzaro has created is a character of great vitality and will exert an influence almost as great as tho the Saint had actually lived in the flesh. He is the personification of an idea that has taken root in the church, both. Catholic and Protestant, and, it seems,to us. must survive if the Christian church is to hdld its place in the world. He lives and speaks the lesson of living the Christian life as against merely professing it, of service in deeds and thought and heart as against mere lip-service, vain display and empty formalism. A book with such a message is "The Saint." G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York. "BULLS" AND BLUNDERS TO MAKE ONE LAUGH.Marshall Brown is the edi tor of a book of bulls and blunders gath ered from advertising, army and navy, bench and bar, and other "literature It is a book full of laughs and hints as to the necessity of care In writing and speaking. Think of advertisements like Just arrived a fine lot of live Ostend rabbits. Persons purchasing the same will be skinned and cleaned while they wait. _, WantedA saddle horse for a^ lady weighing 950 pounds. The book is attractive in form as well as in contents. The title is Humor of Bulls and Blunders. Small, Maynard & Co., Boston. $1 20. THE MAGAZINES Vision Seen by a New Group of Editors. With the October number of The Ameri can Magazine a new editorial manage mentthe Phillips Publishing Co-^be- gins its work John S Phillips, Ida" M. Tarbell, William Allen White, F. P. Dunne, Lincoln Steffens, Ray Stannard Baker and others are the new editors and publishers. The magazine gives immediate promise of being remarkable in importance and interest. An editorial announcement in the October number reveals some sugges tion of the plans those new editors have for their magazine The last paragraph is an admirable expression of a high Ideal* After all, we live by visions. Tho we have hardly attempted to express it, we have a vision of a magazine it may never be realized, or it may be realized In part. But we conceive that In it no great thing of human interest would go unrecorded, that it would be some thing of the best of all, literature, that In story and poetry refreshed the emotions and the love of life art that stirred anew the faculty of seeing beauty and truth in the world about, counsel and judgment and light upon men and public events that concern us aU new know ledge of man's achievements In the wide ranges of his devices and discoveries and all set forth with such zest, such knowledge, such art of expression, that there would be no dull line and no indifferent picturethat some glow of truth and humor or sentiment would play on every page, and that you would rise from read ing with the mind enlivened and the heart re freshed and a confirmed belief that It was worth while living in this world, and worth while living to make it better. So to the adventure. "If there be no viBion the people perish New Insurance Men Dummies.Thomas W. Lawson speaks as plainly as ever in his article on "The Burning Insurance Issue," the October Everybody's. He says: The men in charge today of the New York Life and the Mutual Life are as much the creatures and the creation of JL Rogers, William Rockefeller J. Morgan and other lights of the "System" as ever wercjhe unfor tunate McCnrdy and the ill-fated McCAll I am as familiar as anyone else with the reform talk put forth by the unco respectabl*- Peabodvs and OWs, but I assure you that it Is no more than an adroit subterfuge to gain .time aud so avert suspicion a*t to Induce rollcvhotders to ^en trust to the siuse hands the custody of their valuable savings It is as tho a gambling house whieh had become notorious for cheating should change the curtain*, at its window* and the name over its door and, without], sacrificing Its cogged dice Or its double decked** faro boxes, should attempt to attract back fl)e patronage of the gambling public with the cry that It had become virtuous. You know what you are gating you Use Hunt Perfect BakinffPoiNfer.i It conforms with the strictest pvre.fjpod laws of the startie. Septfembtf 2g *J$66i WHAT TO SE nni f'Mtl Metropolitan Operahouse "The College Widow," George Ade 's comedy satire of college life, comes to the Metropolitan tomorrow night. i Mr. Ade, in "The College Widow," has given the American stage a come dy that lives because it deserves to live. It story is one of every-day life the people who tell that story are the people we know. There is action from first to last curtain, and the dia log scintillates. Mr. Savage is sending a particularly promising cast, it is said. There is much interest in Miss Louise Butter's appearance in the title role, for she has made a conspicuous hit in the part in the east, and those who read the magazines are familiar with her comely and much photographed counte nance. Robert Kelly plays the gallant halfback, and others in the cast who will aid in making the engagement a P'urner,e leasur are J. Beresford Hollis, Otis Alan Brooks, Frank Wun derlee, Wilson Beal, George S. Trim ble. George C. Odell, John Fenton, Allen Bennett, Ernest Anderson, Es telle Dale, Bessie Toner, Patty Alli son, Frances Chase, Bosalind Allin, Elizabeth Va Sell and Helen Torrey. At the Metropolitan next Thursday evening, Charles Dillingham will pre sent Robert Loraine in Bernard Shaw's latest play,'' Man and Superman.'' Mr. Loraine has acauit,ted himself with marked distinction and is recognized thruout the Umtecj State as the most piominent as well as the most promis ing of the younger gentlemen who have risen to position dramatic affairs. Mr. Loraine will be assisted in Min neapolis in the presentation of "Man and Superman" by Miss Sarah Truax, Miss Nellie Thome, Miss Sallie Wil liams, Miss Winifred Harris, Miss Lois Frances Clark, Louis Massen, Alfred Hickman, Frank Craven, Donald Mc Lean and J. D. Beveridge. Mr. Shaw is one of the most bril liant, forceful and entertaining writers of the present period. Hi plays are nnlike those of any other author. In "Man and Superman" it seems to be the consensus of opinion that Mr. Shaw has written the most original comedy that he 'has ever constructed. "Man and Superman," in the Shaw style of dramatic architecture, has re versed conditions, in a matrimonial seeking sense. For ages it has been the convention that men sought women in marriage. Mr. Shaw, in his philoso phy and wisdom, thinks otherwise, par ticularly as it is set clown in "Man and Superman." starts his come dy in England and ends it after an automobile tour across the channel thru the continent to Spain, where the hero ine overtakes the hero, she pursuing him all the while, and in the wind-up they become husband and wife. Mr. Shaw has so created his hero that he is made the victim, so to speak, of a lady who has made up her mind that he is the man she is going to marry. The hero resorts to every possible sub terfuge to* escape her, but without avail. In the architecture of the play Mr. Shaw, it is asserted, has builded con sistently. The brilliancy of the author is set forth in the unusual witticism of the dialog. In this respect "Man and Superman" is reputed fairly to sparkle with hundreds of as bright say ings as ever emanated from any author. Bijou Operahouse There is true American spirit, real strength and interest in "Bedford 's Hope" which Messrs. Stair and Hav hn offer at the Bijou, commencing tomor row with a matinee. I is an Ameri can drama, which contains the atmos phere of the golden west. I was pro duced at the Fourteenth Street theater in New Tork^'atfd ran there for ten "weeksl N production in'years has been treated so royally the press, not a single adverse criticism being re ceived. The Globe in its review of the performance on Jan. 16, gives in the following a description of the race: "The laded New Yorker who wishes to see a lively play with not only a touch of novelty but something that will make his sluggish circulation hurry along like a millrace, should go to the Fourteenth Street theater. There Lin coln J. Carter produced last night his newest and most successful creation, Bedford's Hope. "In its bare out lines a not extraordinary melodrama, it has pne ^feature which must make the play a lasting hit. "Tho se who saw any of the preced ing plays-produced by Mr. Carter will ilqmfiWber that their grip depended on the ^lightning express' which tore down the sta^e at a giddy pace with a deaf ening roar and furnished a tremendous lv exciting climax to the rincipal scene. In 'Bedford's Hope' the whirl wind finish to the third act comes with a hair-raising race across the Ba Lands of Montana between a limited express and an automobilethe former carrying the villain, while the latter holds the hero and the daughter of the old man whom the villain is trying to kill. "So effective was this scene that last night's audience rose to it with the greatest possible enthusiasm. Again and again the race was re-enacted be cause the house demanded it, and finally the author appeared in answer to re peated calls and told how glad he was to win success with his first New York production.'' Lyceum Theater The Lyceum will present a notable play this week which embodies one of the most fascinating stories in Eng lish literature. Charles Dickens''' Tale of TWo Cities," dramatized under the name of "The Only Way," is the play, and its interpretation by the Frawleys will be one of the dramatic treats of the season. "The Tale of Two Cities" is familiar to all readers of polite literature. It story is-stroTlg, virile and drawn with rarp skill by5 THEATERE S NEXTlVfeEKKy.23J^THTA the 'master novelist of English fiction. In "The Qnly Way" Freeman "Wills, who made the dramati zation, has accomplished the difficult task of grouping the main incidents of the book so skilfully as to make it ap pear that everything has been included in the stage story. Of course, much of necessity has been omitted, but all that is vital in the fascinating story is re tained and intensified by the superb dramatic touches it reveals. The splen did scene in the courtroom, the Paris mdb which crowds the stage with peo ple, the strong, beautiful love story which sheds a luster on the play and gives it direction, are of the greatest dramatic value. "The Only Way" will be presented at the Sunday matinee for the first time, and will continue thruout the Week. Orpheum Theater Wilfred Clarke, nephew of the late Edwin Booth, formerly in prominent support of Booth & Barrett, Miss Julia Marlowe and Ad a Rehan, will head the bill at the Orpheum for the week com mencing with the matinpe tomorrow in his own playlet, "What Will Happen Next!"supportedJby,'Miss Theo Carew, formerly leading woman with Ada Re han, and others of a capable support ing company. Mr. Clarke, who iij^a brother to Cres ton Clarke, with w^bm he was at one tjme associated in tljis country, was for tfhrec years, leading-comedian in sup 'pprt of the British tragedian, Barry Shllliyan, prior to beginning his career in this country. Altho built on legiti mate lines, Mr, Clarke's playlet is iar- W cical and has been the comedy bit of every biU of wiich it has formed A part. i Coram is to be retained for a second and last week. Coram has "made good" beyond any ventriloquist who has preceded him at the Orpheum and will give further demonstrations of his versatility next week, among his new features being a rather weird exhibi tion of one puppet talking to another. The fast and furious fun which has made the Camille Comedy Trio such favorite this week will have as expo nents next week the Three Hickman Brothers, whose skit, "Who Stopped the Ferryboat!" is without reason or rhyme, but is replete with nonsensical ities which defy the ultimate in de scription, "Sweet Ida O'Day" is also on the bill. Miss O'Day is a college girl, and pretty. And report from other circuit cities has it that she plays upon the banjo and the heart strings of the young men "in front" at one and the same time. The first act ever presented on the Orpheum theater stage was that of Marcus and Gartelle, in "skatorial rollerism." Long after they were thru with their bumps and rollings the audience was screaming with laughter at them. Marcus is gone now and Gar telle has grown a brother, but the "skatorial rollerism" of the Gartelle Brothers promises to be one of the fun niest things on next week's bill. "The acme of artistry" describes Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kemp's "Tales of the Desert," a series of colored pan oramas of all the wonderful beauties of the forbidden land, and the only moving pictures of the Moki snake dance existence. The bill will be completed by the Majestic Trio of sing ers and dancers, and the kinodrome. Unique Theater and frivolity will reign supreme in the big "all-comedy" bill which the Uniqut family theater announces for next week. Two excellent sketches, written to fit the comical capabilities of Sanford and Darlington and Leeds and Mars, will afford any amount of diversion. The first pair are popu lar favorites with American audiences and the latter are English burlesque artists par excellence. One European act, and that a costly one, will be shown in the comedy hori zontal bar act of McCune and Grant, two of the best-known exponents of this exercise. Eva Thatcher, "the Irish lady," a comedienne of the first rank, is also booked for a set-to with every au dience which crowds the theater next week. Miss Thatcher made a great hit at the Unique last season and is deservedly popular. ,J. Gaffenay Brown, one of the best single-handed comedians in the busi ness, is also down for a ten-minute di version. The new bill will receive its first presentation at the matinees Mon day afternoon. For the Sunday per formances tomorrow, all of the acts which ran thru the excellent bill of this week will be presented. Irene Little has new illustrated songs for the latest bill. New motion pictures will be presented. Dewey Theater Among the choice attractions booked to appear at the Dewey theater is the Reilly and Woods big show, an organ ization that has always met with a hearty welcome in this city. I will begin a week's engagement commen cing tomorrow. The company this sea Bon embraces everything that is new, jnovel and up-to-date in the burlesque line. The management has. endeavored to make this attraction stand out pre eminently. Every device known to stagecraft is in evidence, and one of the most novel, entertaining and en joyable performances ever given in this city will be presented. A vaudeville entertainment will be given between the first and second acts by the following well-known actors: Berg's Six Merry Girls Henshaw and Fransiolli Cunningham and Coveney Daly, "the Madman" Williams and Allyne, and the Reillygraph. GATES FOR STREET CARS Chicago News. Mayor Dunne's visit to Minneapolis has led to a discussion of the merits r* the "Minneapolis gate." Bach streetcar of the Minnesota city Is equipped with gates that are controlled by the motorman. They are closed before the ear starts and are not opened until it comes to a full stop. Thus passengers are not able to get on or off the car while it is in mo tion. The result in Minneapolis has been beneficial, since many accidents are pre ented The company's payments on ac count of damage suits have been greatly reduced since the introduction of the gates. Chicago's major was so favorably im pressed by the device that he wants It introduced in this city Certainly some thing ought to be done here to reduce the number of accidents The chief question that arises in regard to the gates is whether the heavier passenger traffic in this city would permit the adoption of a mechanism that Interferes to some extent with the quick loading and unloading of cars. However, it may be asked with reason whether safety can be assured in any manner without interfering some what with speed. A reader of the Daiy News makes the complaint against the Minneapolis device that it causes passen gers to lose much time because it forbids their Jumping on moving cars, thus oblig ing them to Wait for others. To those who believe more in safety than in speed this argument will have little weight It would be a good idea to have a few cars in Chicago equipped with gates in order that the device may be gl\en a fair trial. Every day until Oct. 31st the Great Northern Railway will sell one-way colonist's tickets to Seattle for $25.00. Equally low rates to Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and British Col umbia. City ticket office, Third street and Nicollet avenue. Only $25.00 to Seattle via the Great Northern Railway until Oct. 31st. City ticket office, Third street and Nicollet avenue. Low one-way colonists' tickets to Puget sound points, $25 via the Great Northern Railway until Oct. 31st. City ticket office, Third street and Nicollet avenue. THIS DATE IN HISTORY SEPT. 22. 1774Pope Clement XV I died. 1792First French republic claimed. 1796English frigate Amphlon blown up at Plymouth 200 lives lost, 1810Dr. John Brown, author of "Rab and His Friends," born. Died May 11. 1882. 1841London & Brighton Railway opened to traffic. 11842Abdul Hamld II, Sultan of Tur key, born. I T8S1Louis Kossuth and other Hun garlan revolutionists sen tenced to death. 1 1864Confederates defeated at battle of Fisher's Hill. I *K pre- i-f?