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A H'nt to Dramatists.
Discussing the making of plays, a writer the Atlantic Monthly thinks that plaj rights as a rule o\ erlook the pove and pathos of what he calls "the \acaut 100m or the vacant stage." A deserted room an 1 deserted stage are what the writer has in mind, as shown by his citing for example a finale in the plaj of ''Skene Acres," which he rediaws as follows: Aftei Nat Bei rvplaj ed by Mr Heme, the -vithci had scratched a bit of frost off the window pane to peer out into the night, locked the door and banked the flie he climbed with slow, aged footsteps up the stairs to bed At the landing he turned to survey the old kitchen below, that la so cozv and warm under the benediction of his eye. Then he disap peared with his candle, and the stage gTcw quite dim, save for the red glow from the fire Yet the curtain did not fall, and through a mist of teaistears it cleaned one's soul to shedthe audi ence looked for a long, hushed moment oa the scene, on tne now familiar room where so much of joy and grief had happeneddeserted, tranquil, but sudden ly, in this new light of emptiness, realized to be hov \ital a part of the lives of those people who had made the play' It used to seem, indeed, as if the drama had not achie\ ed full reality until the old kitchen had thus had its say, thus spoken the epilogue The cry of playgoers for action has let! to an abhorrence by dramatists of many things that contribute to the vi tality and illusion of a stage scene. In this particular case voices that are hushed are still eloquent, and actions that have had their brief strut and are dead linger with the spectator until the emotions evoked by their spell have yielded to the demands of reality. The deserted room speaks just as the pic ture of a departed friend speaks, to memory. At Jamestown In 1907. It was to be expected that the James town exposition item in the congres sional budget would get through at the last session because of the nature of it The managers of the so called James town exposition have shown no dispo sition to beg from the national treas ury and have asked no national dona tions, loans or guarantees. The presi dent formally invited the nations of the world to participate in a military cele bration of the landing of the first Eu ropean colony on American soil, and the response having been almost uni versal it rested with this nation to pro vide suitably for the visiting fleets and soldiers. The funds of the government will be used to build wharfs, hospitals and bar racks for the nation's guests, and much of the material used will be recovered by the government. Of course the pag eantry which the act of congress as sures will be pretty much "the whole show" at Jamestown, but the natural conditions are of a kind to attract crowds who would not go elsewhere to see the same features. Only a fraction of the great ximerican mass have ever seen the Virginia shore, that shore which sent civilization west to the Mis sissippi and south to the gulf With a magnificent background of rher, lake and ocean, visitors to Jamestown next year will iew a majestic pageantry ot fleets and armies the like of which was never before offered to human gaze "Tinned chicken" the New York Trib une calls the packers' product Now. the editor of the Tribune is at present Amei ican ambassador to England, and the connection of these two facts may be illustrated by the English way of "dishing" up an American joke in this line Saj an American, "We eat what we can, and what we can't we can" An Englishman renders it, "We eat what wo can and what we can't we tin Perhaps Whitelaw Eeid's pupils know onlv the London way of put ting it And now bobs up the irrepressible scientist, one Professor Tyler this time, and declares that "much of our best philosophy has been taken from the clam This would seem to take all the value out of the old time advice, "Don't be a clam." Princess Ena's "stepping off" with King Alfonso left only four of the late Queen Victoria's twenty-one living granddaughters unmarried, a warning to eligible young men to speak quick or find themselves everlastingly too late. Count Boni de Castellane has com pleted his probationary qualifications for full membership the "Down and Out club," having been first bounced by his wife and then by the French chamber of deputies. After all, San Francisco isn't cursed with all the evils of American life and some to boot. The citizens know not the autocratic ice man in summer or frozen water pipes in winter. The civil service commission is look ing for a competent man to count the government's money. Now, if it were 'only a job to spend its money the search needn't last long. As the cables were careful to an nounce that "Princess Alice dined with the kaiser,'*- the question arises as to whether Nick got In at the second ta ble, or where was he? John D. Rockefeller has bought a col lection f fossils, but Ida M. Tarbell has just helped to buy a magazine In which she proposes to keep on consid ering live issues. Wickedness In the Kongo Free State." Apparently the king of the Belgians doesn't look upon the Kongo as a place for the exercise of any freedom ex cept his own sweet will. When the horrible features of the rule adminis tered by the sovereign-king recently became a world scandal Leopold ap pointed a commission of inquiry to in vestigate the charges made. This com mission whitewashed some of the worst evils, but nevertheless recommended certain reforms. Instead of adopting the recommendations of a commission Cf his own creation the king appointed a second commission composed largely iof the very officials whose system had been condemned. In other words, he called upon the representatives of the system under fire and the men respon sible for its evils to prepare a new re port on what should be done in the way of reform The original idea of the powers in placing the Kongo country under the protection of King Leopold was that the official duty of the government so established should be confined to ad ministration, leaving trade wholly to private initiative But the government forced natives to work at the point of bayonet, so to speak. Sentries armed with repeating rifles were placed over the people to compel them to labor for private companies. These sentries were themselves natives and committed the most fiendish outrages, plundering and killing without mercy. The first com mission recommended the abolition of this sentry system, but the second re ported that it should be continued, with the change from repeating rifles to muzzle loading gunsthat is to say, the killing would continue, only the executioners would be longer about it. In response to diplomatic protests King Leopold boldly asserted his per sonal ownership of the Kongo and the right to exploit it at his pleasure. His arrogance is rebuked by a large party of Belgian humanitarians as being against the enlightened consciences of all civilized peoples. Public Insurance. Gladstone's proposition to have the state manage life insurance is being revived in this country, especially with a view to having the individual states of the Union take it up for their own citizens. The chief arguments used for its advocates are that there will be more publicity, more honesty and an increase of benefit to the premium pay er through economical management. As to the matter of.honesty and econ omy in state affairs, it may be said that all depends. With state insurance there will be hundreds of millions of dollars gathered into one man's hands for in vestment. Often the handling of this prize would outweigh all considerations of party. Ingenious politicians would find some way to introduce systems that would yield graft, and until pub licity and civic devotion have made government honest, cheap and efficient talk of state insurance as an improve ment upon the present seems prema ture. E. L. MILLAR, Of St. Louis Count}, Candidate for Representative in Congress, Eighth Dis trict of Minnesota. King Alfonso of Spain should avoid getting funny, even with his auto. II makes his subjects nervous and is worse than going down in submarines by some accounts. The End of the World of troubles that robbed E. H. Wolfe of Bear Grove, la., of all usefulness, came when he began taking Electric Bitters. He writes: "Two years ago kidney trouble caused me great suffer ing, which I would never have sur vived had I not taken Electric Bitters. They also cured me of general de bility." Sure cure fpr all stomach, liver and kidney complaints, blood diseases, headache, dizziness and weakness or bodily decline. Price 50 cents. Guaranteed by C. A. Jack's drug store. it A **-s, $. y-r ,3* THJK PRINCETON UK ION THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1906. State News. Monday, Sept. 3, has been set apart as Labor day. W. A. Alexander of Two Harbors, a brakeman on the Duluth & Iron Range railroad, fell from engine No. 16 as the result of sunstroke and was killed. While at work in the harvest field A. F. Bradt, a farmer of Swan River township, near Little Falls, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. The horses attached to the binder, and which were within a few feet of Bradt, were not injured by the bolt. While spraying his henhouse with gasoline in order to rid it of vermin. A. B. Daggett of Bemidji, being pos sessed of a desire to smoke, thought lessly lit a match. There was in stantly an explosion which blew Dag gett out of the coop and set fire to his clothing. He is in a serious condi tion. Mrs. Patrick Osborne, aged 45 years, living on a farm six miles southeast of Madelia. was fatally burned while pouring kerosene into a stove from a kerosene can. A two year-old baby daughter standing nearby was also burned. As a result of the injuries the mother and child both died. The Great Northern railroad with the co-operation of the Burlington, gives the milling industry of Minne sota, which for years has been the victim of rank discrimination at the hands of eastern railroads, a milling in-transit rate to Chicago, which re duces the net transportation cost to the miller 2% cents per hundred. An accident in Hampton, near Hs/st ings, resulted in the death of Herman Hoffman. He was lying under a tree at the residence of Henry Hoffman and was shot by his nephew, Lloyd, a boy of 10 years, who mistook him for a dog. A ball from a 22-rifle en tered Hoftman's heart. Mr. Hoffman was single and aged about 42 years. The labor situation has become so acute in Duluth that the railroads are meeting with difficulty in getting enough men for work in the yards and sections in and about that city. The shortage of labor wlil be felt all the more when the wheat rush be gins, and probably there will be trouble in providing enough men for the switching and regular yard crews. A press dispatch from Akeley says that A. L. Cole & Co. have closed a deal with the Red River Lumber com pany for a forty-acre tract of land one and a half miles south of Akeley, and will at once begin the construc tion of a packing house. It is said that the firm intends to buy up all the available cattle in northern Minne sota. A tract of 1,200 acres has also been secured and upon this "stockers and feeders" will be allowed to spend the summer months among the clover and be brought into shape for killing in the fall. The institution will be a big one, and the intention is to utilize all of the by-products of cattle-killing. Had it not been for the presence of mind of Conductor William Clark Miss Eleanor Gould of New York, a second cousin of Miss Helen Gould, would have been ground to a pulp. While she was sitting on the outside platform of the sleeper attached to the St. Paul train from Williston, the Crookston sleeper was being coupled on. Miss Gould was not expecting the shock and the jar threw her off the rear end of the car and another car being switched was within a few feet of her when Conductor Clark, who was talking with a friend on the car from which she had fallen, leaped to the ground and snatched her from the rails barely in time to save her life. For State Senator, Having filed as a candidate for state senator from the 45th district on the republican ticket, I respctfully solicit the support of the republican voters of Mille Lacs and the other counties of the district at the primary election. C. J. Swanson. Fridley, Anoka county. For Representative. Having filed as a candidate on the republican ticket for representative from the 45th legislative district I would appreciate the support of the voters of Sherburne, Anoka, Mille Lacs and Isanti counties at the pri maries on Sept. 18th, 1906. Andrew Davis, Elk River, Minn. For Representative. I wish to announce to the voters of Anoka, Isanti, Mille Lacs and Sher burne counties, that I am a candidate for one of the republican nominations for representative from the 45th legis laitve district. If nominated and elected I shall work for the best inter ests of the people. I would respectfully solicit your vote at the primary elec tion, September 18th, 1906. Sincerely yours, Frank T. White. for Register of Deeds. I hereby announce my candidacy for the nomination of register of deeds of Mille Lacs county on the republi- can ticket at the primaries to be held September 18, 1906, and respectfully solicit the support of the voters. Frank Goulding. For County Commissioner. I hereby announce my candidacy for county commissioner of the Sec ond commissioner district in Mille Lacs county and respectfully solicit the support of the republican voters at the primary election on September 18, 1906. Ole H. Uglem. To the Voters of Slierburue County. I have filed for a renomination for clerk of the district court and will be pleased to receive your support at the primary election Sept. 18, 1906. Yours very truly, W. V. Davee. For Register of Deeds. This is to announce to my friends throughout Sherburne county that I am a candidate for renomination as register of deeds. The record I have made in this office is the platform on which I stand. If this record meets with your approval, your assistance and vote at the primary will be ap preciated. Frank E. Wellington. Candidate For Register of Deeds. To the voters of Sherburne county: In view of the fact that many of my friends believe my services in the office of sheriff entitles me to seek a promotion, I have "concluded to be come the candidate of the republican party for the office of register of deeds at the primary election, Sept. 18th. I also wish to say that at the election in November I will not be found support ing any candidate except the regular nominees of the party. E. L. Ward. In Self Defense. Major Hamm, editor and manager of the Constitutionalist, Eminence, Ky., when he was fiercely attacked four years ago by piles, bought a box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve, of which he says: "It cured me in ten days and no trouble since." Quickest healer of burns, sores, cuts and wounds. 25 cents at C. A. Jack's drug store. mmm ^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmminmmmtnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmfe! 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