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Aristides was one of the ten generals who commanded the Athenians, when the Persians invaded Greece. Each general had a right to command the army a day, but Aristides, recogniz ing the superior military genius of Mil tiades, gave up to him his own day and persuaded all the other generals to do the same, so that Miltiades commanded at Marathon out of bis turn. Later, on the pretext that his influ ence was against the public interest he probably stood for the square en forcement ^of the* lawhe was ostra cized, and tradition has preserved the story that he asked a citizen who was Voting against him why he did and re ceived the reply that he was tired of hearing Aristides called "the just." But the people of Athens repented of their conduct in exiling one of their best leaders, and Aristides came back home to command the troops which in flicted a terrible defeat upon the Per sians at Platea. ,*Aristides' fate was not particularly different from that of other men who have served the fickle public He had his ups and downs. The point about Aristides which may have a significance in our time is that he never compro mised his reconvictions to get an office. He stood or something and the people came around to his ide.as. He never got up a fake campaign nor did he ever permit thugs to blacken the character of his opponent while he went about among the better classes to beguile them with glittering promises. When Aristides promised anything he aimed to deliver the goods. Hence he was not able to promise as much as some others. The ofiieeseekers, lawbreakers and scandal mongers who were the news makers of Athens had no use for him. But when the country was in danger, when the follies of the, groundlings had reduced Athens to fearful straits, when she was compassed about by powerful enemies, Athens remembered that Aris tides had been a good citizen. They could use good citizens in time of dan ger, tho they scorned them in time of prosperity. The story of Aristides is a very in teresting- one when it is all told. Nov. 15, 1806, Lieutenant Pike first saw Pike's Peak, "which appeared to his lit tle band of explorers like a small blue cloud?' on the horizon. The people of Colorado are celebrating the centennial of the discovery. Do you recall the event? Go to St. Peter and Get a Start Somebody has written to the Pioneer Press a long story about the great men in Minnesota affairs who have either been born in St. Peter or have been citizens of that town at some time dur ing their careers. He finds that St. Peter has furnished the state five gov ernors^Gorman, Swift, Austin, McGill and now Johnson. Two lieutenant gov ernors are also claimedIves and now Eberhart. The secretary of state-elect was at one time a resident of St. Peter, as well as his unsuccessful opponent. St. Peter also furnished Treasurer Block, Congressman Davis and eight judges* some of whom have risen to eminence, among them Charles E. Flandreau. While this historian of St. Peter was at work he also scraped up some facts about other people of note and claimed Edward Eggleston, the story writer and historian, as a one-time resident of St. Peter. The celebrated surgeons, the it, Mayo brothers of Bochester, were born there or on a farm near there, while |K Walter Kerr, the man who designed the Pennsylvania $20,000,000 tunnel under the Hudson river, was a boy in St. Peter during the war. IgfiSo it appears that our popular and successful governor can't help it, since he was born at the right place and under auspicious skies. It is in his stars that he is not an underling. The railway mail agents are urging upon the, postal department the equip-, ment of mail cars with electricity insteag of gas. \They contend that in a great either damaged or totally destroyed thru Friday Evening, gas and that twenty-one clerks were killed during the past year while In the discharge of their duty whose death is chargeable mainly to the use of gas as an illuminating material on railways. They will insist upon the requirement that electricity be substituted and the matter will come before the next session of con gress. New York Republicans Battled. The returns from New York are not much to make a fuss about. Hughes is chosen governor by 20,000 less than Higgins, a weak candidate, had two years ago, and all the rest of the dem ocratic ticket is elected. The demo crats have made gains in congress, in the legislature, in the control of the cities of the state and in the amount of patronage, which they will be en abled to dispense thru the state offices they have captured. To all appearances the only man who has won a victory is the man of all men who should have been beaten, that is the low-browed chief of Tammany Hall. Murphy has sent all his gas gang back to the legislature, and has captured ten judgeships in the supreme court, which will be good for fourteen years. Thru the election of subordi nate members of the state ticket, he has secured a grip on state politics which he will not be slow to use. This will appear when the democratic canal commission begins to give out contracts for the new work on the Erie deepen ing project. The fact seems to be that the elec tion of Hughes is almost barren. The majority was not sufficient to serve as a rebuke to the kind of politics Hearst indulges in and the practical results on the rest of the ticket show that repub lican ascendancy in the empire state is sadly shaken. The claim that Hughes was cutj&ru treachery up state, is not consistent with the fact that the major ities brought down to the Harlem river did not differ 500. Mr. Hughes was elected in New York city by the dem ocrats who bolted Hearst, but voted the rest of their state ticket. Had the democrats been able to swallow Hearst, their whole ticket was elected by from 5,000 to 10,000. Mr. Hughes spoke very truly when he said that the returns gave him not so much a feeling of elation as of re sponsibility. He faces a hard task, that of demonstrating to the people of New York that he can galvanize public virtue and can drive out bosses^without their taking droves of voters with them. Hearst could not do it. AS the returns show, McCarren was strong er in Brooklyn than the nominee. It would have been different if the nomi nee had not been- so unfit, as to make McCarren's opposition look like a vir tue where virtue was least expected. This aspect of the case gives some hope for Governor Hughes. He has on his side capacity, courage, and charac ter. If he has also patience, insight, and breadth of statesmanship, he may succeed in making the republican 'party of New York once more Respectable and respected. A European chemist announces a pro cess by which excellent paper is made from rushes. This will help save the forests and at the same, time utilize the vast stretches of waste marshes. i Progress of the Charter. The charter, like the man who pro poses frequently and feelingly, is mak ing progress. The first home rule char ter waB submitted in 1898, when it re ceived 8,756 votes to 8,287 cast against it. The total vote was 32,878, and the charter was, therefore, hopelessly beaten. The 1900 charter was even more* decisively rejected/ only 10,571 voting for it while 13,795 recorded^their* votes in the negative. Two years ago a charter was again submitted and 15,- 758 people voted for it and 7,690 were against it. For the first time the char ter had a good majority of the people who voted upon the question at all. This year the number of opponents is about the same as two years ago, but the affirmative vote has grown three or four thousand. A larger percentage of the total vote cast expresses itself on the charter question. These are indications that the cam paign of education is having its effect, but whether a charter can ever be car ried in a general election is still ex tremely doubtful. Something else al ways takes the attention of the voter. He has not studied tbe charter question because he has been busy with personal politics or with other matters, and he does not vote one way or the other. It was thought that putting the charter on a separate ballot would induce more people to vote on the subject. It un doubtedly had considerable effect in that direction, but it aid not prevent thousands of blank ballots being re turned to the judges. If a charter election could be had, there is scarcely any doubt that a mod erate charter could be adopted, since in such a campaign the public attention would be focused on the proposition, the objections to the charter thoroly dis cussed and the public mind satisfied. Minneapolis ought to have such an elec tion. The cost of holding it should not stand in the way of securing a proper expression of public opinion on a mat ter that is of fundamental importance. I., If we have ever said anything against Mrs. Sage It is retracted. Sha recently gave homes and $2,000 each to old and trusted servants in her household, and has also doubled the salaries of a num ber of the. banking employees of her late husband Libraries are pretty good, but a man with his ten small children and an $18 per week salary appreciates having the latter doubled. An aged woman in New Jersey has Just completed her 100 years without be ing molested byT ^investigators or "roasted" by the press for looking aged. The New Tork board of education has been discussing simplified spelling, with J&cperts Brander Matthews -a.nd Rossiter Johnson before it.*-. These noted authors number *of accidents mails have'been] displayed considerable warmth of temper Mr. Johnson, is against the proposed the burning of the^ears ignited by the^ sJmpUflcatlon, ot which Mr* Matthews is. one of the, ohief advocates. The latter said that English was the worst of all modern languages," and that it was "violent, illogical, chaotic and absurd." Mr. Johnson didn't mind little things like that. No decision yet. Cabinet Officers in Politics. There has been more of a ten dency to resent the aotivity of cabinet officials in politics this year than ever before. Hith erto it has been deemed good and legi timate politics to turn loose these emi nent men upon the country to coun sel, guide and instruct the voters. No president has ever discouraged this sort of activity, and in fact many of them have made a point of getting their ad visers on the stump in the doubtful states. A conspicuous instance of this is the action of President Roosevelt in permitting Mr. Root to speak by his authority in the New York campaign. The circumstances there were excep tional. HearBt was deceitfully trading upon the work of" the president. The campaign was in the state of both the president and the secretary of state, and yet it is considered doubtful by the New York newspapers whether Mr. Root'B speech did the republican candi date for governor as much good as harm. It was looked upon as an asser tion of influence, almost of authority, over the people of New York which was to be resented rather than praised. But there can hardly be any honest cavil against cabinet officers taking part in the political campaigns which involve national issues. If we were under a parliamentary government it would be the business of the cabinet to go out and explain, defend and eulo gize the acts of the party in power. Ours is not a strictly parliamentary government, but it is quite plain that the members of the cabinet are politi cal agents. They have another func tion, it is true, to transact certain offi cial acts which are executive and which may be considered non-partizan. But they have to sustain the acts of the president, who is the head of a politi cal party. On the stump and in the press they are entitled to do that. But there are ways and means of doing it which are good, and ways and means which are bad. The spectacle of Secre tary Shaw trotting from state to state and from town to town has not been edifying. He has not been at the treas ury except to look in occasionally for weeks. The idea of Mr. Root making a speech by authority of the president was also a trifle undignified. Mr. Root could have represented himself. He is a big enough man to fill a role. We shall probably continue to hear -from cabinet ministers in politics, but -we shall be surprised if out of this campaign there does not come some re adjustment of ideas as to their politi cal relations which will put them on a more dignified rnd approve^ plane. China has started out te abolish thee opium habit. Ann imperial edict on the subjecet is thes direct result of a report hloh commlslo th th United States to become familiar with the lawful purposes *ot this drug, nations are putting on the lid. The The public would never have known how badly the Tribune felt over being completely scooped on the indlotxnents returned by the federal grand jury yes terday if it hadn't been for the way it treated the matter today. Mr. Hoist came to his desk late, on Wednesday, saying he had had enough of politics for a few days and would take any tough assignment the city editor handed out, as a relief. Pitchburg, Mass., proposes to prevent by ordinance the ringing of doorbells by handbill distributors. It is one of the most exasperating outrages of our civ ilization. An income tax and an inheritance tax are to be the next "disturbers Of capi- tal," or punishments of predatory wealth, according as you look at it. They cannot bide any ditch from the president, walking shoes on. of their old He has his The returns from Illinois Indicate a slight Harriman ascendancy In the Cen tral part Ziegler, the baking powder king, left $13,275,000. He was a man who rose in the world. The president is on the Action is music to him. high seas. The turkey begins to have his suspi cions. What Other People Think Compulsory Vaccination. To the Editor of The Journal. I find the following paragraph in Journal following my letter about compulsory vaccination as a feature of the city charter: An anti-Taccinationist kicks on the new char ter because it has compulsory raccination. That is because ninety-nine in a hundred want com pulsory Yaccination. If "Anti-Vaccinationist" can conYince the Yoters that it is -wrong he can get it out of a home-rule charter, but he can't get it out of the present charter with a shot gun. If you mean me, I agree with you, and have realized the advantage of the new over the old charter. I wished merely to call the attention of the people to the fact that such a clause was Inserted. I am not an anti-vaccinationist, but a peaceful, law-abiding socialist who has devoted fifteen solid years of not less than ten hours a day to the study of sci ence and philosophy. I have, from curi osity, asked fifty-six persons their posi tion on compulsory vaccination and have not found one affirmative. I think, in view of the fact that the daily press is the only educational medium of the most of the people* the odds are hardly fair. In view of the fact that not one authority in the biological world has favored the practice of inoculation, I am glad to be furnished with the statistics you have given as to the relative number of edu cated to uneducated people in'the city. Whatever one may think of vaccination is his owrf affair, and if he desires pro tection I have no earthly objection to his seeking the nearest supply of vaccine but compulsory medical proceedings are no different from compulsory forms of worship, especially when tha .greatest names in the book of science are opposed to the practice which it is proposed to compeL THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. By W. P. K, ANOTHER LIFE OP WALT WHIT MAN Is at hand, and a surprisingly sat isfactory one, If you are not a Whitman worshiper. "Walt Whitman, His Life and Work," the latest critique of the poet, is written by Bliss Perry, the brilliant young editor of the Atlantic Monthly, and published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. The. publishers had hoped for many years that John Burroughs, Whitman's friend, would write his life, but other literary engagements prevented and the mantle finally fell on Mr. Perry. This essayist has been able to give an extraordinarily fair criticism of the "American Homer," for while he has been a reader and admirer of Whitman for many years he has not figured as a wor shiper at the Whitman shrine. With the Whitman worshipers Whitman has fairly become a religion. Mr. Perry, while not a member, sits In the rear of the Whit man church and does not make any dis turbance. He even joins in the services when he feels inclined, and drops a sub stantial mite into the contribution box. The essential facts of Whitman's life are pretty well known. The mystery of his "six children," as told In his letter to J. A. Symonds, has not yet been cleared up, and may not be in this gen eration. Mr. Perry touches on this mat ter somewhat gingerly. Whitman's surprising affinity with ori ental thought is brought out clearly. Emerson once remarked smilingly to F. B. Sanborn that "Leaves of Grass" was a combination of the Bhagavad Glta and the New Tork Herald. Whitman not only read Emerson, but he studied the besv translations of the Hindu and Persian poets. Much of his own subliminal up rush was doubtless one result of the wide spreading transcendental movement in New England. Whitman and his disci ples insist that "Leaves of Grass" is not "literature" as suoh. Whitman said: "I do not value literature as a profes sion. I feel about literature as Grant did about war. Ha hated war. I hate liter ature. I am not a literary West Pointer. It is a means to an end, that is all there is to it." Yet in his letter regarding Ruskin, speaking of Shakspero's "great unsur passable dramas," Whitman said: "I have dashed at the greater drama going on within myself and every human beingthat is what I have been after." Mr. Perry goes into Whitman's an cestry, tracing out the various "strains" in his blood and mind. He has studied Whitman's reading, culture and spiritual affinities and has made some genuine discoveries as to the sources of the Whit man format. Whitman letters that are genuine joys to the Whitman student are here published for the first time. The book ends with a valuable critique of the poet's work and a carefully worked-out estimate of his place in American thought. A Houghton, Mifflin & Oo., Boston. $1.50 net. WHICH STATES READ MOST?An answer to this question is to be found in Putnam's for November. Gustav Mich aud there gives a# article with a map, showing that Massachusetts holds the trophy for the number of books issued by public, society and school libiaries in 1803 for each hundred of population. Connecticut comes second, New Hamp shire third and California fourth. *Mas sachusetts' record IS 304, Connecticut's 227, New Hampshire's 223, and Califor nia's 207. Minnesota is well down on the list, her record being 73. Wisconsin stands ahead of her with 108, Iowa behind with 63, North Dakota with 9* and South Dakota with 14. Montana and Colorado are well up with 125 for the former and 121 1 or the latter. Wild and woolly1 oming makes a sftowiUg of 71. The writ er admits that-ttie flfcures are only ap proximates. Th^-rec^ds of suoh states as Montana and Colorado, -the writer be lieves to be due to the fact that these and similar states have been settled by people of imagination, people who have responded to the call of new countries. The question it suggests 1B, do people of imagination read more than people of no imagination? The second number f Putnam's shows the same fine qualities as the first showed It is a magazine for the reader who wants literature of the best quality. THE MAGAZINES The Coming Sport of the Very Rich. The twentieth-century sport is certainly ballooning, it is the automobile's heir as the, new bauble of the adventurous rich. Life recently printed a clever cai toon called "The New Peril," in which a balloon is represented as catching its anchor in an automobile, whose, occupants It spills as ruthlessly as the automobile was wont to spill the old-fashioned car riage folk. The leading spirit in American ama teur ballooning is certainly Dr. Julian P. Thomas. He has written an article for Appleton's November number, in which he shows the delights of aeronautical rambles, the conditions, dangers and pos sibilities. Few of us shall find time just yet for putting his advice, into practice, but the. reading of it will be none the less a new sensation. The Distinctively Anglo-Saxon Crime is "contempt of court," says Thomas B. Mosby, pardon attorney to the governor of Missouri, in the October Arena. Not only is it of peculiarly Anglo-Saxon ori gin but it is the one anomaly in the Jurisprudence of the United States and of the. Anglo-Saxon countries. The distinguishing peculiarities of the crime are these: FirstNo man may cer tainly know when he commits it. Second There, is no right of trial by jury to de termine the guilt or innocence of the per son charged. ThirdThe offender is ar raigned before his accuser alone, who is prosecutor, judge and jury In the cause. FourthThere is no limitation upon the amount of fine, or the extent of the im prisonment imposed, and, FifthNo power on earth can pardon one convicted of the crime. Other articles in the same magazine are Individualism Thru Socialism" a reply to William J. Bryan "Heresy in the Episcopal Church" "The Costliness of War and "Jean Jaures' Vision of the Socialistic State." The International Journal of Ethics for October contains the following: "Ethical Aspects of Economics," by W. R. Sorley, University of Cambridge "Positivists and )r Coit, by Frederick Harrison "The Ethics ofL Internationalism,l" by John A TvT?^ i ondon Jaraea_E,jRlce "Breeding and Preparing BlueJfttbBon Horses/' by. FrahOia M. Ware "The Collecting of* Old Silver- ware," by Walter A. Dyer. Ji horaebuilders' supplement is added to the number. The Popular Science Monthly for No yember contains the following articles: "University Control," by Professor J. J. Stevenson "The Value of Science," by M. H. Polncare "Pathogenic Protozoa," by Professor Gary N. Calkins "The Making of the Grand Canyon of the Col orado," by Professor A. R. Crook "Notes on the Development of the Tele phone Service," byBlcknell Fred De"Change"Thfe Land Jews^a\ Study of and Environment." Mauric Flshberg "John Stuar FRace l* ?y Perc Climate," by Roberlt De" C. Ward "The African Pigmies.C"o S. P. Verner "The ^U!? Ta JLth 1 inTiKs?^11o fre MI* 1 ewe Wy- "Medieva Morals, by David Saville Muzzey, New York "Hu manitarians, Past andHowerth- Cc* .f Harry Wagner*., ihaU We Do to Save the Turkeys?" by U"ver!- Present," Fran Macmillank T. Carlton, AlbiobW college "Bacon's FlS,^ Mlcnae aChlng S 'm Elphinstone college "War and Social %t?yytWhya I "Reflections on Kidd's Principles of Western Civilization'," E. Lishman, Durham, Eng "The So cial and Ethical Value of the Family Sys- TokIem Takakusu,y Jun Ir Japan Country Life in America for November. the November issue of Country Life In America marks the transition period be tween harvest and winter In the- coun- try all things are preparing for the cold. In this respect the month is one of con siderable activity and this thought is brought out in several of the following timely articles: "The Best Viburnums and Dogwoods," by Wilhelm Miller Dal las Lore Sharp's "Getting Ready for Win ter" "How to Make an Orchard, Hobby Pay," by A. Herrington "Fifty Years of Tree Planting," by Ellen Watson /"What gone conclusion that he will run for something. A man of his wonderful sprinting abilities is *not found every daly*"m either.by nnati today, predicts that Johnson will be the next presiden tial nominee of his party. When John Liud was in the game, stories appeared every few months that he was about to return to the republi can party Lind as a republican wouhT probably have gone farther in publie life than he chose to do under demo cratic auspices. Johnson has never committed himself on national policies' to any extent, and could easily work into the republican ranks, where his qualities as a vote getter would proba bly keep him at the front. He could not desert democracy with a. good grace just now, however, and such a contmgeiicy^eems rather remote. Talk of the next republican, nominee for governor is starting already. Ja cobson is the man most in mind. His hard sue weeks of campaigning for hole left no reason to accuse him of disloyalty or sulking. He occupies the position now that S. B. Van Sant did after the defeat of Eustis in 1898. Many thousand of his followers voted for JohnSon because Jacobson was not nom inated, but apparently Jacobson could not help that. The only other man who looms bi in the public eye as a possibility is At torney General E. T. Young. He comes from Jacobson's district and-is a per sonal friend of the Lac qui Parle man. He has made a splendid record in two years, and will no doubt better it in the next year or two. If the next legis lative session does not develop a popu lar hero, the next nomination seems to he between those two, with a strong chance that there will not be a serious contest in the convention. Even a clean contest like that of last June leaves trouble for the candidate. Only twenty-three members of the old state senate were re-elected. Pour who were renominated were beaten at the polls. Senators Collester, Benson. Dart and Peachey. Those re-elected were Senators Cooke, Campbell, Put nam, Dale, Johnson, Naeseth, Dunn, Calhoun, Wilson, E. E. Smith, Pugh, Laybourn, Thorpe, Peterson, Stephens and Sundberg, republicans, and Sena tors Fitzpatrick, Witherstine, Du Toit, Collier, Schaller, Hardy and McGow an, democrats. D. S. HaTl of Eenville and Ole O. Canestorp of Grant county served# in the senate some years ago, and eight of the new senators have served in the house. Frank Clague, W. A. Hinton, Manley Fosseen and Henry McOoll were in the last house, and S. A. Nelson, J. T. Elwell, D. M. Gunn and Ole Sageng have had pre vious exnerience in the house. So in all thirty-three of the senators have served in the legislature, ud thirty are entirely new men. Some of the new ones, like Durment and Hackney of St. Paul, Sullivan of Stillwater, Se ward of Marsh?'!, Gunderson of Alex andria, Victor Johnson of Center City. Canfleld of Luverne, Alderman or Brainerd, Swanson of Anoka and Car penter of Buffalo, are already known for business or professional ability, and are sure to be heard from. They are all republicans, and the uemocrats have several good men coming, like Glotz bach of Faribault, Moonaii of Waseca and Farrington of Ortonville. In all, the senate seems likelv to measure up in ability with the last one, while its membership gives indication that it will be even more progressive. The county option people claim to have pledged a majority to their bill, and a maiority have been pledged to the anti-pass, 2-cent fare and reciprocal demurrage laws. The house is much newer in propor tion. Of the 119 members, only 32 served in the last house, and 6 in pre vious legislatures, making 38, or less than a third, with legislative expe rience. Few of the members re-elected have been prominent. There are the candidates for speaker, Hugo, Johnson, W. A. Nolan, Wells, Tighe, Eockne and Sossibly Adams, and there are Dorsey, D, ,Peterson, Bachie, Timberlake, Judge Hicks, Lennon, W. I. Nolan and B,iorge, all of whom will take promi nent pjirts in the session. Of "the neW men there is especial promise in C. B. Miller_pf Duluth, Prank -White qf Elk River^ George W. Knox of Aitkin, 1* November #1906. ^SB Colo Industr aby and Sir William Henry Perkin" "The Royal Society" "The York Meeting of the British Association." Minnesota Politics Governor Johnson's Political Future The Next Republican Candidate Tho New LegislatureState Ticket Below Governon Running Well. party, and ubi cas votes scores of laurels wheno the1 democrats develop a man who ?uU re 6n thousands, they are not going to permit re tlr im Enthusiastic democrats are talking of Johnson for president. The governor attracted attention two years ago in the east, and his second victory is even more phenomenal, so his name must cer tainly be received with much favor. He has not stood for national democratic principles, however, and has no rallying cry to appeal to voters outside of Min nesota. His personal popularity can not cover the nation because he cannot reach the whole country. It is quite conceivable that the Minnesota democ racy will present Governor Johnson's name two years hence for the highest office the country's gift, and it is possible that events would turn the con vention his way. With Bryan for presi dent, the democracy would hardly put another western man on for second place, but should Hearst or some east ern man be nominated for president, Johnson would be a very likely nomi nation for vice president. Barring a place on the national tick et, the question arises whether he would be nominated for a third term as governor. Before election that did not seem probable. It was believed that he had set his mind on going to congress from the third district, as an avenue into national politics. The third-term idea is not popular in this state, and no governor has ever achieved it but John S. Pillsbury. But Johnson's walkaway this year makes it look probable that he could win even tor a third term, in a presidential year. He will have hard work to side-step an other nomination for governor, if he runs the gauntlet of the national con tention. ColonelinKingsbury of Mankato, inter 5 Cmci W. Bills of Park Rapids, L. C. Spooner and W. C. Bicknell of Morris, John E. Howard of Sauk Center, a former chief clerk of the house, F. B. Wright, 0. L. Sawyer and E. P. Allen of Minneapolis, and E. M. Webster of Glenwood.- The three prohibitionists. Higgins of Minne apolis, Noble olf Albert Lea and io beck of Alexandria, are going to take a prominent pari' in the county option fight. In the counties of Anoka, Carver, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Isanti, Kandi yohi, Le Sueur, Lyon, Redwood, Ren ville, St. Louis, Stearns. Todd, Wash ington and Wright, Eberhart leads Pen dergast for lieutenant governor by 7,000. These are fairly representative counties, and at this rate Eberhart may run considerably higher than first ex- fo fo nm A' JohnBO iected. His plurality is quite likely reach 40,000. For railroad commissioner, on par tial returns, the same counties, except ing Redwood, St. Louis and Stearns, show Staples leading Schaefer by 12,- 370. This indicates that the rest of the state ticket will go considerably higher than Eberhart. An analysis of the re turns is going to show about as many split tickets as two years ago, when the democrats voted for Roosevelt. There will be a cap between the top and bottom of the republican state ticket that 100,000 votes will not span. Considering the light vote that was cast in the rural districts, that is go ing some. One of the managers of the demo cratic state campaign was D. D. Daly of St. Paul, a prominent insurance man who never before had served at head quarters. He was chairman of the ex ecutive committee and devoted practi callv his whole time to the campaign without compensation or hope oi re ward, except the joy of a victory. Mr. Daly said after the result was known that he did not want any office in the governor's gift, or any compensation for his services. There are not many such patriots in either party. The undersigned has on file some es timates on the state results made by Frominent men on both sides of the ence, forecasting it by congressional districts. There is a democratic esti mate of 16,000 for Johnson, a republi can estimate of 3,000 for Cole, and an other of 7,000 for Cole. The Jour nal made no estimate on the result, and it is plain now that any forecast made this year was a pure case of guess work. One man's guess was as good as another's. W. 8. Hammond's plurality still seems to be close around 1,000, perhaps up to 1,100. The Journal's fig ures to date give him 1,058. One mis take was made in Mankato on the vote in Jackson county, where McCleary was credited with only 30 plurality in stead of 308, which is the unofficial re sult. That mistake ran Hammond over 1,300, which is apparently too high. Hammond would make good gov ernorship material for the democrat two years from now, but he would prob ably insist on trying for re-election to congress. The Jacobson men are vindicated, altho in the light of the general result it is a serious question whether even the man from Lac qui Parle could have won. And Frank A. Day doesn't have to quit the state political game, even if he does resign as chairman of the state comniittee. He made good with his 25,000. In fact, it seems that he ought to be discharged for not putting it higher. Charles B. Cheney. AMUSEMENTS Metropolitan"The Vanderbilt Crap." While the much advertised automo bile race in "The Vanderbilt Cup" is* not strong enough, as a spectacle, to bring the audience to their feet to cheer on the contestants, it does bring them to their fee^ filled with enthusi asm ihevopen*iaIr in front of the Metropolitan* If the air in front is all taken, "the' air in the'alley will do. The odor of burnt gasolene and frying cylin der oil. tho b6t appearing in the cast of characters,' is 4he" strongest actor in the company. Barring this realistic- odor in the last act, the play is as thorogoing an extrav aganza as the most exacting patron of the theater for amusement only,could wish. Thru the first two acts there is a fairly well defined plot, but at the windup the author evidently got tired or feared that he was imposing too much on the good nature of his pro spective audiences. Dorothy Willetts, a "simple country maiden" with all the accomplishments of a well educated soubrette, leaves her country home to .loin her wealthy uncle, Curt Willetts, in "the city," which being translated from Broadwayian to American spells "New York." Here she enters upon a dizzy career of specialties and, accord ing to the program, drives her uncle's car to victory in the Vanderbilt cup race. As nearly as can be gathered from the hazy lines of the piece and the leather clothes of the driver, she does so by proxy. Written to coin money from the auto mobile fever, the piece is little more than a collection of garage jokes, spe cialties and moving pictures. The last, showing the troubles of a pair of tour ing cars on a country road and the big racers making their start in the fa mous cup race, are decidedly good. The maiority of the jokes are too local to make much of a hit away from New York and the specialties, as put on by a "No. 2 company, fail to rise above mediocrity and occasionally fall to vulgarity. The fact that the piece is presented here by a road company in stead of the original cast may account for its falling short of what might be expected from the reports of its New York success. Miss Alice Dovey, who takes the role of Dorothy Willetts, is as pretty and petite as could be wished and sings and dances with exceptional cleverness. Melville S. Collins, who essays the chief comedy role as Theodore Banting, the equitable lawyer, does well in most of his work, but his big specialty,'" Wine, Women and Song," with its horus of champagne consumers, is a revolting spectacle of "over high" life. The dancing of the three Pendleton sisters in connection with this stunt is to be commended. The hairless wig worn by the Hon. John D. Boxwood, president of the gasolene tTust: and some refer ences to boards of investigation and grand juries, are pleasing grinds on "hot" finance. The piece is magnificently staged and gorgeously costumed and while fall ing short of expectations, has enough entertainment in it to make it worth seeing, providing one cares for girls, glare and gasolene. C. D. G. University Dramatic Olub. Appearing in the title role of a com edy of his own making, Dr. Richard Burton, professor of English at the university, made his stage debut be fore a Minneapolis audience last night. The occasion was a triple bill by the University Dramatic club and the place was the auditorium of the Johnson School of Music. There was a good audience present and the two little plays that had gone before put every one on the tiptoe of expectancy for Dr. Burton's "The Man of Letters," the somewhat misleading title of his skit. It sooa appeared that the litera man was not appearing in a charac ter similar to bis own, hut as a news Eaper man much in lovO with a fair ut as yet unseen correspondent. The entanglement of two letters, one dash- SE- mg his hopes and the other more lham restoring them, furnished the reason for .,._ the. name, which thus embodied a play iM 1 upon words. Dr. Burton made an Attractive news paper man. of the nervous, energetic type, but fell into a slough of bash fulness and confusion* .as a lovera plight that furnished the motive for most of the comedy. 1?he lines fairly illustrated the well-known Burtonian fondness for the picturesque,,in lan guage, even if it does verge on slang, and the good doctor even went so far once as to say "damn," to the intense amusement of the underclassmen pres ent. The framework of the playlet is slight, presenting but two main situa tions but it suffices for three clever impersonations and some bright lin^s. The faithful friend was Nathan Black burn, who played the part with youth ful .loviality. while Sara Preston made an arch and attractive figure as tho woman in the case. The most elaborate of the three bills was the familiar and always enjoyable "My Lord in Livery," presented first. It is clean, fast comedy all the way thru, and the young amateurs entered into the spirit of it with great zest. Seldom has a better amateur produc tion been given in Minneapolis. Mar jorie Vance^ Florence Hofflin and Cath erine De Veau made a stunning trio of girls, their acting while masquerad ing as servants, and later, when ''wared to death" by the presence of the footman-burglar, being comically realistic. John Sinclair achieved a striking impersonation of the long and timoroud butler, his facial expression bemgr wonderfully good. Sam Andrews was quite at home in his role of the lord livery, and Ray Chamberlain ex tracted no little humor from the part of the real and much misunderstood tootman. -a 3 I The second offering, "Her Picture," was pitched in a sentimental keya much more difficult one for amateurs than straight comedy. Despite this 4 handicap thei of thos in th i cast rescued the sketch from the dan- S ??r be ncleverness ?f unintentionallye funnye Maybelle Schneider read the serious 1 lines of the misunderstood artist's 1 sweetheart with effective feeling, while I Marion Barber was sweet and girlish in the ingenue role, betraying a fine adaptability for that kind of imper sonation. The masculine roles were in I the capable hands of Will Simmons I and Claude Randall. Entr'-acte music was delightfully furinshed by the Euterpians, the uni versity girls' glee club, under the ba ton of Carlyle Scott. Foyer Chat. There is such wide-spread interest In *j the outcome of the gridiron battle on Marshall field, Chicago, tomorrow, be tween Minnesota and Chicago, that Manager Scott has arranged for a spe cial wire service to cover the event for the benefit of those attending the mat inee performance of "The Vanderbilt Cup" at the Metropolitan tomorrow af teraoon. All the Important plays oc currlng during the progress of the bat tle for the championship of the west will be announced to the audience during the pauses in tha performance. "The Rogers Brothers in Ireland," the latest big musical success of the Rogers brothers, will be seen at the. Metropoli tan for four nights only, beginning on Sunday evening. The entire original company that appeared with tho come dians during their long run In New York city will be seen here, together with the beautiful scenic equipment and cos tumes. That Miss Rose Melville in "Sis Hop kins" is as great a favorite as ever is evidenced by the audiences which are crowding the Bijou at every performance. Miss Melville gives the part of "Sis" an individuality which adds to the intense J* interest which the story of the play arouses. The performances of tonight, tomorrow afternoon and evening will conclude one of the most successful en gagements of the season. Souvenirs will ba presented to the ladies at the mat lnee, and results of the Chicago-Minne- 3* sota football contest will be announced I from the stage. gl The patrons of the Bijou will undoubt edly find something to. their liking nexe week In the appearance" of the actoi magician, Charles Aldrlch. and his company, presenting the magical detect ive play, "Secret Service Sam," the "man with forty faces." The leading role, that of Sam Princeton, the detect ive, will be played by Mr Aldnch. Prom the standpoint of the applause given her offering, Katherine Nugent is scoring the big individual hit of the cur rent vaudeville bill at the Orpheum the ater in her imitations of famous act resses, altho every number on the bill meets with a most enthusiastic recep tion, and the high school riding of Mme. Renz, and the musical comedy excerpt presented by clever May Boley and the Polly girls, are of such superior excel lence as to cause more than passing comment among the, theater's steady patrons. There is humor, pathos and tragedy in "Blue Jeans," the attraction at the Ly ceum this week, where the Frawleys are playing. Tha play has about it the unique charm that pervades the life of the more humble, but whose emotions are as equally intense as those of people who live in higher stations. There Is about it the charm of the country, the openness and freshness of unwalled places, and its drama of human emo tion partakes of these characteristics. Next Monday will be special ladies* night, when the company will present "Janice Meredith" for the first time. Tonight will be amateurs* night at the Unique. The announcement always carries with it the promise of good things. There are several ambitious Thespians who have signified their in tention of appearing before the foot lights, and their initial appearance will be greeted with the applause of their close circle of acquaintances For the evening the professionals will modestly take a subsidiary position, appearing, of course, but not obtrusively. THIS DATE IN HISTORY NOV. 9 1 I I 1801Robert Dale Owen born. 1818Smith Thompson of New I York became secretary of the navy, 1841King Edward VII of Great Britain born. 1856John Temple Graves, Georgia editor and orator, bom. I 1865General Frederick Funston born. 1875Steamer City of Waco was burnedt off Galveston bar. 1890Revolt against President Bo gran In Honduras suppressed. 1891The Prince of Wales *s!e- his fiftieth birthday. 1893F. H. Weeks of New York, embezzler of $1,000,000, sent to Sing Sing prlaon. 1899Admiral George Dewey mar rled to Mrs. Mildred M. Hazen at Washington, D. C. 1905British squadron, commanded by Prince Louis of Battenberg, vis Ited New York. A Beautiful Cover. The colored cover design for the Sunday Magazine of next Sundav's Journal is from an unusually line watercolor made especially for the ful urposc by Harrison llsher. A beauti woman's face* with a theme of1 autumnal leaves is the eenfcral idea.