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CALLS ON HUGHES MINNESOTA SENATORIAL NOM INEE BELIEVES THERE WILL BE "PERFECT HARMONY" IN THE FORTHCOMING CAMPAIGN. COLONEL'S BOOSTERS TO SUPPORT HUGHES Officers of Roosevelt Non-Partisan League to Use Their Influence and Work For Election of Republican Nominee Colonel's Attitude to Be Stated Soon. New York, June 24. Theodore Roosevelt, who motored to New York from his home at Oyster Bay, saw and conferred with many Progressive and Republican leaders, including Frank B. Kellogg of Minnesota. James R. Garfield of Ohio, Matthew Hale of Boston. George VV. Perkins, Hamilton Pish and Harvey S. Josephs ot' Utah. Colonel Roosevelt returned to Oys ter Hay late in the day. Mr. Kellogg, who has just defeated Senator Clapp of Minnesota for the Republican senatorial nomination in Minnesota, was known as the "trust buster," of the lasi Republican admin istration. Calls on Hughes. He called on Charles H. Hughes, Republican presidential nominee, be fore -.?e ng Mr. Roosevelt, but de clined to state the nature of his con versation with either Mr. Hughes or Mr. Roosevelt. He declared, however, he believed there would be "perfect harmony" in the forthcoming cam paign. Guy Emerson and T. C. Desmond, secretary and treasurer, respectively of the Roosevelt Non-Partisan league, also called on the Colonel. With his approval they issued a statement in "which they said they personally in tended to support Mr. Hughes and that they intended to use their in fluence to enlist other members of the league to work for his election. MINNESOTA MAN HONORED AT MEETING OF EDITORS JH. C. Hotaling Elected Vice President of National Association—Paper Price Probe Asked. New York, June 23.—H. C. Hotaling of Mapleton, Minn., editor of the Mapleton Enterprise, was honored by the X'ational Editorial convention at its session here by being elected vice president. Another Northwest news paperman elected was George Schlos ser of the Sioux Falls, S. D„ Press, who was named secretary. E. H. Tomlinson of the Norristown, N. .1.. Record was elected president, and J. Byron Cain, Belle Plain, Kan., treasurer. Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels, likened the present crisis in American affairs to the period when President McKinlev was negotiating with the Spanish kingdom and other powers. The association adopted resolutions asking the department or justice, the federal trade commission and Congress "immediately and thoroughly to in vestigate and remedy the present high price and scarcity of all paper sup plies and especially the trouble with the white newspaper products." 10,000 GUARDSMEN TO BE RUSHED TO BORDER Central and Western Departments to Furnish First Contingents— Baker Sends Orders. Washington, June 23.—The first or ders for sending to the border na tional guardsmen called into the fed eral service last Sunday by President Wilson have gone out from the War department. Secretary Baker sent inquiries to the state governors that are expected to hasten mobilization. The orders for movement to the border affect the first 5,000 guards men to be mustered into the service in the central department and the first r,000 in the western department. General Barry at Chicago and Gen eral Bell at San Francisco, respective commanders of these departments, were directed to send the quotas inter «sted as soon as their muster is com plete. selecting the first units to qual ify, regardless of the branches of ser vice to which they belong. Cruiser and Torpedo Boat Sail. San Diego, Cal., June 23.—The cruis er Milwaukee and the torpedo boat de stroyer Whipple, have left for Mexi can waters. EMBARGO ON ARMS NOW ALONG ENTIRE BORDER San Diego, Cal., June 23.—Tel egraphic orders were received from Washington by Deputy Col lector of Customs Spriggs in structing him to stop the exporta tion into Lower California of ex plosives, arms and ammunition. The orders will make effective the embargo on munition* along the entire Mexican border. LEAD DEMOCRATS DEFEATS WORKS—SCHALLER 13 OUT OF RUNNING FOR SU PREME BENCH. FRANK B. KELLOGG WINS RACE Majority May Be 20,000—Frankson la Republican Nominee for Lieutenant Governor—Lawler to Oppose Kel logg—Rines for Treasurer. Minneapolis, June 22.—With Frank B. Kellogg's nomination as Republican candidate for the United States sen atorship settled, and with Governor Burnquist's victory, known through the early returns, the attention of the vot ers over the state was directed to the apparent victory of Thomas Frankson of St. Paul over James A. Peterson of Minneapolis for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor to Thomas P. Dwyer's unexpected vic tory over Samuel D. Works, state in surance commissioner, as candidate for the Democratic nomination for gov ernor, and to the nomination of asso ciate justices to the supreme court. Ernest Lundeen's victory over Con gressman George R. Smith of Minne apolis also came in for no little at tention. Kellogg's Victory Is Complete. Mr. Kellogg's victory was complete. To his platform of Americanism and preparedness, Mr. Kellogg accredited his success in polling 59,139 votes out of 1,944 precincts, against 40,652 for former Governor Eberhart, 20,911 for Senator Moses E. Clapp and 20,147 for Congressman Charles Lindbergh. Mr. Kellogg modestly disclaimed any cred it to his own ability as a campaigner. Lawler Named by Democrats. Daniel W. Lawler of St. Paul will be Mr. Kellogg's opponent at the elec tion next fall. Mr. Lawler led in the Democratic returns of 1,421 precincts out of 2,020 in the state by a vote of 13,241 against 7,327 for A. J. Davis of Minneapolis. However, the Republic an nomination for senator in Minne sota always has been equivalent to election. From the very beginning of the re turns Governor Burnquist led Samuel G. Iverson so far that there was no doubt of the Governor's renomination. Returns show 1,902 precincts out of 3,020 gave Burnquist 94,793. Iverson 29,661. Frankson for Lieutenant Governor. Thomas Frankson of St. Paul led James A. Peterson for the lieutenant governorship nomination by the Re publicans with more than 6,000 votes to spare. Mr. Frankson, with 1,902 precincts reported, had 49,300 against 43,196 for Peterson, and 27,259 for Dr. J. A. Gates. This lead practically nominates Mr. Frankson, it was said. The Democrats staged the real sur prise of the election in the nomination of Thomas P. Dwyer, Minneapolis boilermaker," for the governorship of the state over the candidacy of Samuel D. Works, state insurance com missioner. Schaller Out of Running. Supreme Court Justice Schaller, ap pointed by Governor Hammond last fall to fill out the brief remaining term of the late Justice P. E. Brown, has a heavy lead to overcome, if he is to remain a candidate for the position he now holds. Returns from 1,726 precincts out of 3,020 indicated that he would be out of the running. Against his 37,530 votes were 42,908 for W. B. Anderson, 41,517 for District Judge James H. Quinn, and 16,972 for Kneeland. Congressman Smith Defeated. Further evidence of the popularity of preparedness as a campaign issue was furnished in a negative way in the candidacy of Congressman George R. Smith in the Fifth district. Con gressman Smith, who voted against the Mcfjemore resolution in Congress, was defeated for the Republican nom ination by Ernest Lundeen, who had 9,789 votes to Mr. Smith's 9,316. Madison C. Bowler won the Demo cratic nomination over Frank Plachy. Lowell E. Jepson of Minneapolis is the Republican nominee for Congress from the Tenth district. He had 5,385 votes to William F. Rogers' 3 924. Anderson is Renominated. In the First Congressional district Sidney A. Anderson is renominated as Republican candidate. Franklin P. Ellsworth of Mairkato had no opposition in the Second con gressional district. Congressman Charles R. Davis of Mankato was renominated by the Third congressional district, with 126 scattered precincts giving him 4,819 to 1,941 for George A. McKenzie of Gaylord. E. F. Kelly, Jr., of Faribault Is the Democratic nominee. Knutson is Nominated. In the Fourth congressional district, Apply Tar and Feathers to Fiend. New Prague. Captured by 'a posse after he had attacked the 7-year-old daughter of a business man and tarred and feathered, Charles Jackson was saved from lynching only by the timely arrival of Chief of Police Frank Bilek here. The chief's popularity with the posse won the day. He took the prisoner back to the Jail. Jack son was turned «ver to Deputy Sher iff Staetgens of L« Sueur Center after a hearing, in which he was bound over to the district court. COOK COUNTY NEWS-HERALD, BRAND MABAIS. MINN. PUT GUARD AT FULL STRENGTH RECRUITING CAMPAIGN IS START ED AT MINNEAPOLIS. Effort to Be Made to Fill Gapa In First Minnesota Regiment-* Stations Opened. Minneapolis, Minn.—In a concert ed effort to bring the First regiment, M. N. G., up to full strength imme diately, an extensive recruiting cam paign which embraces the establish ment of recruiting offices in nine cities has just been launched. Announce ment was made at regimental head quarters following the parade, that stations would be opened at once in Benson, Fergus, Glencoe, Hast ings, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Morris, St. Cloud and Willmar. These offices are in charge of Captain Frank B. Reed, regimental adjutant. Response to appeals for recruits in Minneapolis has not been such as to satisfy the officers. It is hoped to or ganize two full battalions in the Twin Cities to be held in reserve in case the regiment goes to the border. In addition, the staff is desirous that every company have at least 65 men before the First goes into camp Sat urday at Fort Snelling. Colonel Erie D. Luce informed company command ers that he would not accept com panies under this strength. embracing the city of St. Paul, Dar P. Reese, Republican, and Congressman Carl Van Dyke, Democrat, had no op position. In the Sixth congressional district late returns make certain the nomina tion of Harold Knutson, a St. Cloud newspaper man, on the Republican ticket. Congressman Andrew J. Volstad, Re publican, and Irving -Townsend of Donnelly, Democrat, had no opposition in the Seventh congressional district. One of the bitterest congressional fights in the state centered in the Eighth district, where C. P. Craig, president of the state fair board, tried for the place held by Clarence B. Mil ler of Duluth. Miller, who received the indorsement of Senator Knute Nel son, was nominated, 148 scattered pre cincts giving him 7,472 to 5.052 for Craig. Halvor Steenerson Keeps Seat. In the Ninth congressional district there was another bitter fight. A. G. Anderson of Fergus Falls was defeat ed by Halvor Steenerson of Crook ston, the incumbent. In the Tenth district Congressman Thomas E. Schall had no opposition for his renomination as a Progressive. Neil M. Cronin of Minneapolis is the Democratic nominee. For lieutenant governor on the Democratic ticket, 1,421 precincts gave Severin N. Sorenson, 8,796, and Julius Thorson, 13,640. For state treasurer Republican re turns from 1,921 precincts give Henry Rines of Mora, 55,604 R. L. Johnson, 44,105 Peter J. Schwarg, 17,555. EDITORS OF NATION TO MEET IN MINNEAPOLIS Big 1917 Convention Landed for Min nesota—Association in Session in New York Accepts Invitation. Minneapolis.—Minneapolis has been chosen as the convention city in 1917 for the National Editorial association, now in session in New York city. For two years the Minnesota Editorial as sociation has been attempting to ob tain the national convention for Min neapolis. Agitation to bring the con vention here was renewed at the fif tieth anniversary meeting here in February of this year, and a commit tee of seven was named 'to work for the convention. There are 30 Minnesota editors at tending the convention in New York, and there is no doubt that their good showing was instrumental in the nam ing of Minneapolis as the convention city. SHOWS VALUES OF PRODUCTS Result of U. S. Factory Census for Minnesota Made Known. St. Paul. The rapid development of manufacturing in Minnesota during the five-year period between 1909 and 1914 is shown in a bulletin issued by the bureau of census of the Depart ment of Commerce. The figures were presented by William M. Stuart, chief statistician. The value of products was $493,354,000 in 1914, as compared to $409,420,000 in 1909, a gain of $83, 934,000, or 20.5 per cent. The aver age for each plant was approximate ly $83,000 in 1914 and $74,000 In 1909. To Better Livestock in 8tate Is Aim. Detroit. To better the breed of livestock and add impetus to the in dustry in Minnesota, was the keynote of the addresses made before mem bers of-the state and Red River Val ley Live Stock Breeding association, who held their annual summer meet ing here. DULUTH DRYS WIN COUNTY OPTION ELECTION BY 505 Vote One of Heaviest Ever Cast in the City—16,000 Voters Express Their Wish. Duluth.—Complete returns from the 42 precincts of the city show a dry vic tory by 505 votes, in the local option election held here. The vote was one of the heaviest ever cast in the city, nearly 16,000 vot ers expressing their wish at the polls. FIFTY-FOUR MORE APPLICATIONS APPROVED—NINETY-TWO NOW RECEIVE BENEFITS. STATE CAPITOL HAPPENINGS Events of General Interest In Minn* sota Condensed and Revised for The Greater Convenience •f Busy Readers. Minnesota now has 92 teachers who are. drawing pensions from the state teachers' insurance and retirement fund. More than 50 has just been add ed to the list. Membership in the fund is now in excess of 2,500. As a result of contributions made by teachers, members of the retire ment fund association, there is now available for pensions nearly $65,000, which will be doubled with the receipt of the state tax of one-twentieth of a mill now being collected. This money is invested in interest bearing bonds as fast as received by tbo trustees of the fund. A minimum of 20 years of service is required of those who would draw pen sions. Of this service 15 years must have been spent in teaching in the schools of Minnesota. The board of trustees has just ap proved the application of 54 teachers for retirement. Counties Report Big Crops. A decrease in the corn acreage is reported from many counties of Ae state to Fred D. Sherman, state immi gration commissioner. The reports show that small grain is in good con dition, although late, and corn, al though small, is fair. Fruit and ber ries are doing well. The reports from fourteen counties follow: WRIGHT COUNT—Small grains, with the exception of wheat, increased ir acreage from 5 to 10 per cent. Wheal and corn acreage decreased. Prospect! for all crops, including fruits are verj good. Pastures are excellent. FILLMORE OOPNTY—Wheat and other grains increased in acreage. De crease in corn acreage. All gralnt looking fine and general conditions good. Corn is a little late on account of rain. Prospects for fruit and berrj crops good. Farm hands needed. POPE COUNTY—Corn and wheal acreage decreased about 10 per cent Other small grains increased in acre age. Looking for a srood crop of fruits and berries, and all other crops art expected to give a good yield. Pastures are fine. Farm help needed. COOK COUNTY—Corn and all small grain acreage increased, and prospect! for all crops are good. Fruits and ber ries will be plentiful. Pastures are la good condition. STEARNS COUNTY—Corn acreage In. creased about per cent. Wheat acre age decreased 5 per cent. Other small grains either increased or remained the same as last year. The prospecti for all kinds of fruits and berries art very good: also all other crops. Cori: Is rather late. Conditions In this coun ty are above normal. WILKIN COUNTY—Total acreage in this county wil be cut on account oi the wet season. Prospects for crops ar« good. Fruits and berries will be plen tiful Pastures and hay lands in good condition. HOUSTON COITNTY Small graiti acreage in about the same condition as last year grain looks good pastures are in good condition. Corn is not very good on acocunt of rain. HUBBARD COUNTY—The season ii two weeks late, but the prospects in this county were never better thai? they are this year, corn being the onl crop which lias suffered materially from too much rain. Early corn read^ to cultivate, and alfalfa readv to cm in two weeks. LYON COUNTY—Small grains excepl Barley increased in acreage. Corn acreage decreased 25 per cent Pros pects for all small grains good, corn vei S r. g°°d. Pastures in fine condition, and hay acreage increased 10 per cent. ROSEAU COUNTY—Increase in acre small grains except wheat. Corn decreased. Pastures and hav lr.nds evcfetfent condition. Pros pects for all crops are fair NOBLES COUNTY—All small grains as last vC/»eraSen in acrea yi in be or the same Corn acreagae decreased, hav n^rca i" cxcsHent condition, and fnJ per cent fruits wil'i iP8 Prospects ,e Berries and 'ihundant. WINONA COUNTY—Barley acreage decreased 10 per cent, all other small oer "Lt W)Se(1' Corn decre ed 10 Winona county Is a barlev rotate5% their 1 he tnm farmers ™t «ve failed to en so conditions are 9 favorable. Pastures and hav fruit** !n/°h conditions prospects for ire good berrles a »d other crops LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY Wheat tfhmie-h"Vi gra,n-s in good condition, al- ^uymos^jt^vg: forTIfeuU anHCH COUNTY—Prospecta ior irult and berry crops Rood 411 other crops but corn good. Acreage* of S/ I18 and wheat about the same ?hper, jr„ba^!-ad.ana Game Refuge Hearing In July. What will be the state's largest game refuge probably will be establish ed in the vicinity surrounding Bemidji, at the completion of a hearing which is to be conducted here July 12, Carlos Avery, game and fish commissioner, being in charge. State's Most Popular Park. Ramsey state park at Redwood Falls Is Minnesota's most popular and best cared for state jarlc. The distinction was given it by State Auditor J. A. O. Preus, who, as custodian of the state public domain, made a tour of inspec tion to all state parks. To Plant Wheat 3,000 Years Old. Wheat three thousand years old from an Egyptian tomb at Thebes: will it grow in modern Minnesota? In the Egyptian collection recently acquired by the Institute of Arts there is a small quantity of wheat, found in a tomb at Thebes, dating from the Twenty-first Dynasty (1090-945 B. C.) Joseph Breck, Director of the Institute has been in vited by Mr. Fred B. Snyder, President of the state board of regents, to send a sample of this wheat to the experimen tal station of the Agricultural college, (or a test. •UMMARY OF IMPORTANT HAP PENINGS IN FAR OFF NORTHLAND. ITEMS FROM THE OLD HOME Resume of the Most Important Events in Sweden, Norway and Denmark— Of Interest to the Scandinavians In'America. St. Paul. DENMARK. Rev. Arboe Rasmussen publicly staled that he does not believe in the virgin birth of Christ and certain other cardinal tenets of the Christian church, and his case was brought be fore the supreme court. The highest tribunal of the country exonerated him. jind the costs, which amounted to almost $1,500, were charged to the national government. This decision, however, does not settle the matter for good, inasmuch as the secular govern ment cannot under existing laws com pel the church authorities to install Reverend Rasmussen as regular pastor of a state church. This case Is muc-h discussed, especially in religious circles. Professor Heiberg, president of the University of Denmark, recently made a sensational speech at a meeting of the Copenhagen Parents' association. He directed a fierce assault on the higher education as it is carried on at the present time. He said the stu dents are very poorly versed in lan guages, not knowing even their native tongue. He characterized the present "overproduction" of students as a "na tional calamity for Denmark." The insui-ntice rates on ships passing through the North sea, the English channel or the Mediterranean sea have been raised. The rate for a trip to Scotland and back again was formerly three-fourths per cent, now it is 1% per cent. A lime bed lias been discovered on the Karensminde farm at Middelfart. It is mentioned as a curiosity that marl has been dug out of the ground below this lime bed, the farmers being unaware of the superior quality of the lime as a fertilizer. The marl con tained only 20 per cent of lime, where as the stratum on top of It contains 95 per cent. SWEDEN. A young woman claiming to be a clairvoyant called at a house near Leksand. Taking a glass of whisky as a means of looking into the future, she told the housewife that she and two of her sisters, who live in the same neighborhood, should soon die of paralysis of the heart. But this ter rible calamity might be avoided by the payment of a round sum of money to the clairvoyant. The women who were thus threatened actually believed what was told them and gladly paid the ransom. The city council of Ulricehamn has decided to put up a public sanatorium at a cost of $50,000. The institution Is to furnish warm baths for the people of the city. Two of the build ings will be large enough to furnish rooms for 48 patients, who are to be under the care of the pension depart ment. Still another building will be used as a restaurant. The institution will be ready for use May 1, 1917. The Swedish Students' Total Absti nence association has celebrated its twentieth anniversary, having been or ganized May 1. 1896. The oldest local society belonging to the association was organized at the university of Upsala in 1888. John Bergman start ed this movement. The Swedish government is in the habit of aiding young musicians of un usual ability. Those who receive aid this year are Alfven, Sjogren and Hal len. who get $S10 each, and the follow ing, who get .$270 each: Nat. Berg, Kurt Atterberg. T. Iiangstrom. ,T. Eriks son, C. Teisler and O. F. Lindberg. The Russian government asked the Swedish railway department for per mission to send food through Sweden to the Russian captives in Germany. It was mentioned that the goods would amount to about twenty carloads a day. The Swedish government has given a favorable answer. Tn the parish of Bygdea three sheep were accidentally left in the wild country last fall. They found their way to a haystack. When a man came to take the hay one of them was dead. Of the other two one was in fine con dition, while one was barely alive. A new post office has been estab lished on the Kil and Frykdalen rail way. Badabruk is the name of It. Sundsvall was treated to a violent snowstorm May 1, and the next day the country wore a regular winter aspect Just before the breaking up of the ice twelve Finlanders arrived at Sunds vall after having spent two months hunting seals in the Baltic. They had never left the ice during that tim^ They were equipped with one large boat on runners and four iceboats. The catch was 250 seals, and the men peemed to be well pleased with the re sult. 1 Severin Adolfson yIost fotji* while at wof^c in jtlie Rydo factory, Hallarid. The Gota royal court de cided that the proprietors of the fac tory shall pay him damages amounting to $54 a year. Uddevalla is enjoying a great busi ness boom. Twenty-five ships wer» unloading their cargoes at the same time a while ago. The work was ham pered by a lack of men. Private parties in Stockholm have raised .$85,000 for the aerial defenses of the city. The largest contribution, .$6,750, came from a separator man ufacturing company. 1 The public mint has abolished the rule of giving coins in return to any one bringing gold in bu'ik to the mint. But the old rule may be in force again after August 1. The Andersson ca:*penter shop and the Baptist church at Mariannelnnd, Snialland, were destroyed by fire. NORWAY. While whistles in the factories and steel mills roared awd a crowd of more than six thousand ersons cheered. Miss Florence Krabbe, Bowen high school girl, broke a bottle of cham pagne over the prow of the steel freighter Sigfrid Fostenos when it slid down the ways into the Calumet river at One Hundred and First street, Chi cago. The big freighter, which will be gin its maiden voyage to Norway in about six weeks, was built by the Chi cago Shipbuilding company for the Norwegian Transportation company at a cost of $300,000. It was embla zoned with Norwegian and American liag.s as it was launched, and its first trip will be through the Great Lakes to Montreal, where it will load freight to be delivered in Norway. The Sig frid Fostenos is the first boat to be launched at South Chicago since the Maria, a Great La»er freighter, was launched there nine years ago. Miss Molla Bjurst.?dt of Norway re tained her title of woman tennis cham pion of the United States by defeating Mrs. Edward Raymond of New York in the challenge round of the women's national lawn tennis tournament and added another championship to her al ready long list of tennis honors by capturing the women's national doubles title, paired with Miss Kleanora Sears, of Boston. In the sii gles Miss Bjur stedt defeated Mrs. Raymond. G-0. 6-1. It was the shortest challenge round match ever played in the 31 years of the national tournament. The players were on the courts less than half an hour, and the contest itself lasted exactly 22 minutes. Miss Bjurstedt and Miss*Sears defeated Mrs. Ray mond iiiki Miss Edna Wildey of New York in the final round of doubles* after a hard-fought contest. The score was 4-0, 6-2, 10-8. A majority of the stocks of the Christiania street railway company, which for many years past have been in German hands, namely, Gesellschaft fuer Elektrisc-he Unternehmungen, Berlin, have just passed into the pos session of Norwegians. The law firm of Eckho & Rygli had the honor of negotiating the deal. All the stocks of the other street railway company of Christiania. namely, Christiania Elektriske Sporvei. have always been owned by Norwegians. The labor union of Kragero called a mass meeting for discussing the high cost of living. The attendants agreed to request the citv government to buy wood in large quantities next winter so as to be able to sell It at reduced prices. The city was also asked to go into the fish business for the same purpose, and the national government was asked to prohibit the exportation of mackerel. Fifteen Norwegians lost their lives In the Titanic disaster. The for eign department has just received S7.415.61, which is a part of Ihe in demnity awarded to the relatives of the fifteen. The money was sent from the White Star line through the Nor wegian consul genera' New York. Tha Norwegian Rabbit.-growing as sociation has 200 members. Arrange ments have been made for establish ing rabbit farms, where the different species of rabbits will be raised for the market. The Norwegian steamer Prosper III has struck a mine and sunk. The first officer of the vessel is believed to be t.ie onlj survivor. She sailed from Newport News May 20 for La Palliee. France. The Prosper III was of 4.297 gross Ions. 364 feet long, and was built In 1912. She was owned in Drainmen. The Norwegian bark Artensis, while bound from Glasgow to New York, ran ashore in a fog near the Toms river coast guard station on the New Jersey coast. The number of taxpayers in Stavan ger increased from 14,606 to 16030 in one year. The wealth of the citv in creased from $19,150,000 to $25,000 000. But the increase of the taxable in comes was proportionately far greater, rising from a little rtver $3,000,000 to almost $6,000,000, or 83.5 per cent. The Stavanger Aftenblad makes the fol lowing comment on these figures: "The taxable income has more than doubled in two years, and the taxes levied havf almost doubled. The city budget reads like a fairy tale*"