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 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
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
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
Perhaps Whitelaw Eeid's pupils
know onlv the London way of put
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
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.
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
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
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Bear Grove, la., of all usefulness,
came when he began taking Electric
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kidney trouble caused me great suffer
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vived had I not taken Electric Bitters.
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THJK PRINCETON UK ION THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1906.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Elk River, Minn.
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.
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.
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
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