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JOHN P. MATTSON,
^dHot and Prop.
Published every Thursday
Entered tn the Post Office at Warren as
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Legal Advertisements at Legal Rates*
Walther A. Anderson, of Badger,
Jtoseau county, Republican candidate
for Representative from this legisla
tive district, is in the city today call
ing upon the voters in the interest of
his candidacy: Mr. Anderson gives
one the impression of being a very
bright, clean-cut, well educated and
capable as well as, earnest and sin
cere young man, who well appreciates
the importance and responsibilities)
of the office he seeks. Though only
26 years of age, he nevertheless pos
sesses an experience both in business
and farming that should make him a
valuable representative in the legisla
ture. Born* in Michigan, he came
with his parents to Montivedeo, Min
nesota, in tender years, growing to
manhood there. He came to Badger
about six years ago to work in a
bank, but has since drifted more and
more into farmnig, a pursuit which
be likes and is greatly interested in.
To a Sheaf reporter he related his ex
perience with a farm infested with
quack grass and all kinds of foul
weeds. He bought the farm at a
bargain price two years ago, but ow
ing to the weedy condition of the
farm, neighbors and even he himself
thought he had gotten the worst of
the deal. Then he began to study the
weed problem and take steps to clean
the farm firom the quack grass and
other weeds. During the summer
he plowed, disced, and harrowed the
farm, turning over and stirring the
soil not less than 21 times during the
season. In the fall he sowed winter
rye, which next year produced a mag
nificent crop, and there was not a
weed to be seen. The thoro cultiva
tion given the soil had eradicated
them all. And the work that Mr. An
derson has done in this line has
terested the whole neighborhood.
Many farmers in the vicinity, seeing
Mr. Anderson's success, have taken
measures to rid their farms of weeds
and improve them in the same man
ner. Mr. Anderson seeing the fruits
of his own experiment believes in es
tablishing county demonstration
farms by the state as an aid and in
centive to good farming, and makes
that one of the main planks in hisBuckner's
platform. We believe this plank is
a good and practical one, and worth
more to a farming community like
this, than the high sounding phrases
and glittering generalities on which
some candidates try to boost them
selves into office.
A "REVENUE TARIFF"
The Democratic party in its plat
form of 1912 declared flat footed for a
revenue tariff, which means the aboli
tion of protective duties. If its can
didates should be elected, and live up
to the platform, it would be necessary
to remove the tariff from articles pro
duced at home, and put it on such im
ports as are not produced in this
country. The latter would yfeld the
most regular revenue, not being af
fected by domestic competition. That
would be essentially free trade.
Now it is an established principle
of busim-ess that any community needs
diversified industries. Any farming
town where there are hustling and
progressive men will tax itself heavi
ly-in order to get manufacturing in
dustries established there. The esbushels
tablishment of a protective duty is
just the s^me thing as what happens
when a board of trade goes around
with a subscription paper, and gets
men to take stock in a new manufac
turing concern. Only in' case of the
tariff, the burden is not borne by a
few, but it is divided up among the
entire people. If it pays for a town
to attract and retain manufacturing
industries, it pays for a nation.
Every traveller and economist
knows that much less wages are paid
in Europe than in this country.
Therefore, there area large number
of industries where goods can be pro
duced cheaper in England and Ger
many than they are produced here.
Consequently tihe removal of the tar
iff duty simply means that our indus
tries must do one of two things, quit
business, or cut their wages to the
Either alternative involves a vast
amount of suffering. If the factories
hurt by free tr&de should close up, the
employes would be completely strand
ed. Many of them would be too old
to learn new trades. Not all of them
-could go to farming. Many of them
v* lid become the beneficiaries of
i-i riity, public and private.
On the other hand, if the mills thus
affected should reduce wages to thethan
European level, a degree of suffering
would exist im our mill towns that is
almost inconceivable. ^J
Let the voter reflect carefully on
this alternative before voting for a
party that has declared unequivoca
bly for a revenue tariff.
MR. TAFT AND ECONOMY AND EF
Economy and efficiency what
watchwords they are in the field of
private business! But how unpopular
they are among politicians!
Mr. Taft, as a judge, later in his
unique work in the Philippine islands
and Cuba and in the war department,
had an excellent opportunity to be
come familiar with the business me
thods of our government.
One of the first steps which he took
as president was to get congress to
sustain him in an effort to do govern
ment business in a more economical
and efficient manner. He got an ap
propriation of $100,000 to back up an
economy and efficiency commission.
This commission has formulated
methods by which the expenditures
of the government can be reduced
many millions, and the service at the
same time be greatly improved.
Would the work so promisingly be
gun be carried, out, if either the Dem
ocratic or the Progressive parties
should gain control of the govern
The trouble with te Democrats is
that it is not a party that naturally
attracts business men. Quite a num
ber of old-fashioned treasury watch
dogs are Democrats, but whatever
they save usually goes to providing
more pork for the localities where
Democratic congressmen live.
Had the Democrats showed an incities
terest in getting more efficient admin
istration, they might properly have
formulated plans for an improvement
of the government service, and thea
voters would have given them credit
for so doing. But economy and effi
ciency are not theatrical enough to
appeal to the Democratic heart.
Mr. Roosevelt was always a free
spender. Under his administration
the expenses of the government in
creased by leaps and bounds. If he
were to be elected again, economy
and efficiency are the last things that
would bother him.
If the people of this country want
methods that make private busi
ness successful applied to public busi
ness, they should vote for Mr. Taft
as the only political leader of the
times who has taken interest in a pro
position that is common sense but
Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 1.912, W. C.Kennedy,
Pan American colored male
octette and double quartette. The
most extraordinary aggregation of
Negro male voices that has ever come
to the Northwest. They reproduce
old plantation pastimes. They play
several musical instruments. They
sing classic, humorous and popular
songs. The quality, variety and fin
ish of*their pi*ograms and gentleman
ly conduct of every member make
many friends and win the highest
praises wherever they appear.
At M. W. A. Opera House. Tickets
on sale at North Star Drug store Fri
day at 10 o'clock a. m.
NORTH STAR COLLEGE NOTES
After having been away from the
city for nearly two years, Miss Lena
Nyland, '10, is back enjoying a brief
vacation with relatives and friends.
Miss Nyland is employed as Deputy
Treasurer in Jackson county in south
ern Minnesota. She also does work
in the office of the judge of probate.
She is enjoying her work.
The oats raised on the college
grounds this year was threshed last
week. There was a yield of about 45
to the acre we are informed.
Do not forget that vocal music has
been adde to the college work this
year. There is a special offer to all
who enroll before Wednesday noon,
The college students have played
basket ball on the college grounds a
few evenings. So far there have not
been enough for the best kind of ptfac
Garl Holm, '12, last week went to
Missoula, Montana, where he has ob
tained a good position in one Of
city banks. Carl has had a good
training both at the high school and
the college, and with his experience,
he should soon prove to his employers
that he can make good.
Visitors at college: N. E. Bystrom,
August Lundgren, Gdll Lamberson, Al
bert Johnson, R. E. Thomas, Mrs.
Lane ,Mrs. Wm. Nelson, Frans Fran
son, Rev. N. G. W. Knudtsen, Rev. P.
F. Kjorlaug, Peter Nordlund, J. P.
A place for a college boarding club
lias now been provided. We have al
so a cook and all that is lacking is a
manager,and we have one who is
prepared to start the good work in a
few days. Here the students can get
board at cost.
The enrollment this year is better
ever. It has been 50 to 75 per
cent ahead of last year,. which also
was a record year. Some of the
places represented so far are the fol
lowing: Alvarado, Oslo,' Vega, Big
Woods, Drayton, Hallock, iirgyle,
Lancaster, Newfolden, and
The cooking class and the sewing
class have already started work and
the girls are showing a great deal of
interest in what has been done.
A boy wants a place to work for
room and board. Apply at North
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
TAXATION IN MINNESOTA
The County Assessor BillThirty
seventh' Article mf-\^sv^-%r
THE FOLLOWING* BONE OF A SERIES OF ARTICLES PUBLISHED
BY REQUEST OF THE MINNESOTA TAX COMMISSION
CRraOSM OR SUGGESTION IS CORDIALLY INVITED
The bill establishing a county as
sessor in. each county, in place of the
2300 or more local assessors, which
was submitted to the last two legisla
tures, and will be again submitted to
the next legislature, is too voluminous
to be here set forth in detail. Many
verbal, but otherwise immaterial,
changes in the existing laws are ne
cessary to make them conform to the
proposed measure, and most of the
sections of the bill are of that nature.
The salient and most important fea
tures of the bill are as follows:
1st. The abolition of the office of
local assessor (except in cities where
it exists by virtue of special law or
charter) and the substitution in its
place of the offipe of a county asses
sor in each county. These county
assessors in the first instance are to
be appointed by the county boards of
the respective counties at their regu
lar meeting in July 1913, and hold
their office until the general election
in 1918, when, and every four years
thereafter, such assessors are to be
elected by popular vote the same as
other county officers are elected. But
which retain a city assessor un
der their charters cannot participate
in the election of a county assessor.
2nd. Such county assessor must be
resident of the county, and must
give a bond for the faithful discharge
of his duties.
3rd Where necessary, and under
proper restrictions, the county asses
sor with the consent of the tax com
mission can appoint deputies to assist
him, not exceeding one deputy for
each 5000 of the population of the
county excluding the cities aforesaid.
All assessors and deputies are to bething
under the direction and supervision
of the tax commission.
4th. The assessor must devote his
entire time to the gathering of infor
mation and data for and to the mak
ing of his assessment. He cannot hold
any other office nor engage in any
5th. He is to receive a reasonable
Certificates for being present twen
ty consecutive days have been receiv
ed in the grades as follows:
1st grade, 0 out of 20.
2nd. and 3rd grades, 22 out of 34.
4th and 5th grades, 26 out of 33.
7th and B8th grades, 17 out of 36.
8th grade, 16 out of 36.
High School Building
1st and 2nd grades, 16 out of 33.
3rd and 4th, 16 out of 32.
5tih grade, 16 out of 26.
Miss Johnson has been elected li
brarian and children may now gethibit
books at the school.
An electric iron and also an elec
tric grill have been installed in the
Domestic Science room.
The fifth grade have been/outlining
maps of the IT. S. the past week.
The teachers will rejoice when the
threshing is done because there are
so many absent from classes.
WantedA footstool for Mr. Freed,
who now has the duty of watching the
Minnie Thomas, a last year's gradu
ate, started teaching this week.
A new physical apparatus has been
ordered and will soon be ready for
work for the classes.
A mouse visited the civics class IT
the other day.
Mr. Johnson told about the 'mimic
war Tuesday during assembly period
but as he did not have time to tell it
all, he promised to finish it next
Miss Newcomib continued reading
"The Girt of the Limiberlost" during
Monday's assembly period.
Miss Roberts returned Monday for
classes and everyone was glad to see
her back again. CJ
Two literary societies have been
formed with Russell Wilson, as presi
dent, Nellie King vice president and
Rose Rosendahl secretary and treas
urer of the Freshman-Junior Society
and Henry Hanson president, Walter
Melgard vice president and Elmira
Rudloff secretary and treasurer of the
Wanted300 boys to enter the
Warren high school. rf
Mies Johnson had the misfortune
salary which is based both upon the
population and upon the area of the
county. It may be said generally that
such salary will be a little less than
the present salary of the county au
ditor or county treasurer. The com
pensation of deputies is to be deter
mined by the county board.
Such are the most important provi
sions of the bill. It is believed that
such an assessor, secure in a long of
ficial term with a reasonable salary,
being free from local influences and
not intimately connected or associa
ted with the persons whose property
he is to assess, will be able to make
a fairer and better assessment for
each town and for the county as a
whole than can be made under the ex
isting system. Devoting his entire
time to the work of his office he will
be constantly gathering the facts and
data upon which to base his assess
ment, and will familiarize himself
with the property, real and persona],
of his county and with the values
thereof. Real estate, farms and city
lots can be mapped and platted the
character of the soil and the nature
of the improvements fairly ascertain
ed, and valuations made approxima*
ing accuracy. Tangible personalty
can be similarly inventoried and clas
sified. With a few years' experience
such an assessor, if a man of ordi
nary intelligence, will become an ex
pert in valuations, and every taxpay
er will have the satisfaction of know
ing that his property as well as that
of his neighbor is assessed according
to its merits, and not as a matter of
favoritism or mere guess work.
A before stated, the object of the
proposed bill is not to secure a high
er or lower assessment, but a fair and
uniform assessment. The important
is that all taxable property be
put upon the tax list that it all be
measured by the same yardstick and
valued upon the same basis so that
one man's property shall not be over
valued and another's undervalued
that he who has been paying too much
tax shall pay less, and he who has
been paying too little shall pay his
to sprain her ankle Tuesday.
The Misses Carlson, Gue, Solberg
Wick. Hanson, Ormsrud and Miss
Quam, Miss Ormsrud's cousin, made a
trip to Winnipeg Saturday with Mrs
Mitchell ns chaperon.
Miss Von Levern, our last year's
normal instructor, is taking up stud
ies at the university this year.
Miss Delia Roberts spent Saturday
EAST OF WARREN
This weather is phenomenal and
so was the exhibit made by the people
of McCrea at the County Fair. It oc
cupied a space 8x16 and was admired
by all persons who viewed it. The
soil of McCrea is noted for its ability
to produce a variety of products of
tremendous size and unexcelled quali
ty and its exhibit at the County Fair
more than justified this notable fact.
The production of this wonderful ex
is not only due to the unexcel
led richness of her soil, but also her
courageous citizens (who braved the
unfavorable weather to make the ex
hibit) and her incessant workers in
the two Sunday schools within hei
borders who are unselfish in their de
sire to work for the good of those
about them as the prize is to be
equally divided between, the two
schools. It is a veiy satisfying fact
to realize the interest the children
took in securing products to enter in
the exhibit they should be praised
and encouraged in such a great work.
The. persons that worked to make this
exhibit are willing that people should
know where the prize money is ex
pended are those that received the
prize money of the county exhibit at
the state fair willing to do the same?
Three cheers for McCrea, for the peo
ple who inhabit its domain are all
boosters and real intelligent workers
not "gas farmers.'
^llWeil, here we are .all safe and
sound but as busy as bees. *We have
enjoyed the nice weather very much.
And to be sure an immense lot of
work has been done.
fj^The hard frost we had in Septem
ber did damage to late flax and other
articles tlhat could not stand it-.
Everybody has been cutting the flax
and stacking or threshing it as soon
as they could. If nice weather re
mains, we expect to see threshing
I completed im two more weeks.
News is very scarce these days.
F/NE WATCH REPAIRING\
FOR ARTISTIC TONE QUALITY,
AND SCIENTIFIC CONSTRUCTION,
THERE ARE NO BETTER MADE.
HIGHEST AWARDS AT PARIS IN
1900, 2 GRAND PRIZES IN ST.
LOUIS IN 1904 AND THE LEGION
OF HONOR FROM TH E GOVERN-
MENT OF FRANCE IN 1900.
WHEN YOU BUY A PIANO, BUY ONE WITH A GOOD RECORD.
For Sale By
Golden Furniture Store
E. L. TORNELL. Prop.
Citation for Hearing on Final Account
and for Distribution
Estate of John Peterson, Decedent.
State of Minnesota, County of Mar
shall, In Probate Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of John
The State of Minnesota to Sophie
Peterson and all persons interested
in the final account and distribution
oE the estate of said decedent: T?he
representative of the above named de
cedent, having filed in this- Court his
final account of the administration of
the estate of said decedent, together
with his petition prayins f?" the adJulius
justment and allowance, of s-ii'i fjn-ii
account and fnr distribution of the
-vpVKttrtT i?ff CV l**Mf*M*
It is Just as Natural
A Handsome Hand
To Be Adorned With
As for Nature to Adorn Grace-
ful Vines with Beautiful
It gives us pleasure to show the
Beautiful Rings in our trays,
though immediate purchase be
Latest Woolen Samples on hand,
Suits and Overcoats to Order.
111. Tailor and French Dry Cleaner
u\ Warren, Minn.,
residue of said estate to the persons
thereunto entitled Therefore, You,
and Each of You, are hereby cited
and required to show cause, if any
you have, before this Court at the
Probate Court Rooms in the city of
Warren, in the county of Marshall,
State of Minnesota, on the 26th dav
of October, 1912, at ten o'clock A. M.,
why said petition should not be
Witness, The judge of said Court,
and the Seal of said Court, this 3rd
day of October, 1912.
(Seal) Peter H. Holm,
Attorney for Petitioner,