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PblisH*4l E.vry Thttnday.
Baalnesc Manager*
A very good way to reduce a swol
len fortune is to go into the newspaper
Florida has already sent up a
couple of sample watermelonsfifty
cents a cubic inch!
San Francisco Star: We would not
convict a mangy yellow dog upon
such evidence as that of Orchard.
So sultry has been the atmosphere
of Chicago that it was deemed neces
sary to invite Vice President Fair
banks there to make a speech.
The mill city dailies are clamoring
for a better Minneapolis." And yet
they try to make you believe that
Minneapolis is the best city on earth.
Chicago would like both the repub
lican and democratic conventions next
year. In this does Chicago again
demonstrate that she is a city of
The Fertile Journal last week en
tered upon its twenty-first year of ex
istence. It is a bright little paper
and is highly deserving of the patron
age accorded it.
Two million nine hundred and
eighty thousand acres of land will be
opened to settlement in Alaska next
September, says a government report.
Land or glacier?
Make your own sunshine by the ex
ercise of a little cheerful philosophy.
Duluth Herald.
Surely good advice, but in a wet
season that sort of sunshine is of no
avail if we want to make our hay.
Mr. Bryan's threat to come out in
the open and tell what he knows about
Governor Johnson is said to be re
sponsible for the three extraordinary
meetings of the kitchen cabinet held
during the past week.
Contracts have been placed by the
navy department for the construction
of two warships of the "Dreadnaught"
type. As these vessels are absolutely
necessary to preserve peace the Hague
tribunal will offer no objections.
If any credence can be placed in the
press dispatches the Dutch may yet be
compelled to call out the militia to
quell the disturbances at that peace
conference. The sergeant-at-arms
seems entirely unable to cope with the
An exchange editor avers that "Mr.
Bryan is a setting hen." Our brother
is mistaken. The Hon. William Jen
nings Bryan is a very gamy rooster,
but in his political battles he has
never had any excuse for demonstrat
ing his crowing ability.
It is now the intention of President
Roosevelt to release China from the
payment of all but the actual expenses
to which the United States was put by
the Boxer uprising of 1900, provided
that he can induce congress to ac
quiesce in his proposition.
Frank Day is an easy-going old
shot gun. He is not a hard task
master. He does not expect or re
quire the republican and independent
newspapers he has assisted to lie more
than three hundred and sixty-five
days in the odd numbered years.
A Roosevelt republican for presi
dent will not be acceptable to the "in-
terests," and it is almost a dead cer
tainty that no other brand of a re
publican can be elected. Hence the
"interests" will favor a democrat for
the presidency, but not a democrat of
the Bryan or Folk stripe.
A peculiar sentence was passed
upon Dawson Hoopes, a dissipated
millionaire Philadelphian, for empty
ing a shotgun into the person of a
close friend. Judge Swartz meted out
a fine of $1,000 and one year in jail or
an alternative of one dollar fine and
one year in Europe. Hoopes of
course chose the latter and immedi
ately started across the herring pond
to "whoop 'er up again. A judge
who imposes a penalty of this sort is
unfit to sit on the bench.
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A Pine City paper says that
settling in the same place.
One Hobson, who for a short time
n.e iflrili'zord a.a n.hero lionn Vint.t nrK/% ic
was as a who is now
generally regarded as an ass, says
that it is impossible to avert war be
tween thionnntr amf\ Japan TTrtVi this country and Hob_
son knows as much about the subject
upon which he speaks as an angle
worm does about Greek mythology.
It has been discovered that a tea
trust exists in Japan. No one would
probably have found this out had it
not been for the fact that all the slant
eyed growers of the fragrant herb
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heathen take commercial courses
,n rmrH OIIP^S.
Notwithstanding the fact that ex
Secretary Shaw has read President
Roosevelt's brochure on "The De
structibility of the Trusts," he has
organized a bank merger involving
$50,000,000. In view of his professed
admiration for the president's anti
merger policy this is a most unkind
cut on the part of Mr. Shaw.
The North Dakota Agricultural
college is experimenting upon weeds
in grain fields with iron sulphate
sprays. It is maintained that a spray
of this nature will destroy the weeds
without causing any injury whatsoever
to the gram. Should this prove true
much benefit to the farmers must
necessarily result therefrom.
Hudson, Wisconsin has a queer
school board. The city superinten
dent of schools, D. L. Hennessey, was
a competent man and in every way
qualified for the position, but he was
a Catholic and solely for that reason
was defeated for re-election by a vote
of fojgr^ to two. The four bigoted
members of the board, we presume,
represented pure and undefiled relig
Of all the educational institutions
of the state we regard the Agricul
tural School as the best. As a
private citizen and as an official we
have ever advocated the upbuilding of
that splendid school. Hence we regret
that an item which appeared in these
columns last week should lead anyone
to believe that this paper was in the
slightest degree hostile to the State
Agricultural School.
Mark Twain has met King Ed and
hobnobbed with him in the shanty re
served for such occasions back of the
palace. This shanty is said to be in
actuality a private still where every
man waits upon himself. Eli Perkins
should have been there too. Then
there would hare been three of a kind
three of the greatest prevaricators
and most absorbent persons the con
tinents of Europe and America have
ever produced.
of its atmospheric composition from News-Tribune stenificantlv remove- saryl the several of its atmospheric composition from News-Tribun significantly remarks
have more or less weight in things
plitca ...o _isiij
govern0 sum Branc WQul accug
Henry Watterson says that, in his
opinion Governor Hughes of New
York is the most available man the
republicans can nominate for the
presidency. Mr. Watterson would
like to see Mr. Fairbanks nominated,
but does not belies that he or any
one else actively before the people as
a candidate stands any chance of re
ceiving the nomination. Governor the earth would swarm with
Hughes is a strong man politically vouring insectsevery form of vegeta
and there is probability that the tion would be eaten up. Birds de
Louisville editor's
prove true.
provides for the exclusion of undesir
able aliens, the nature of his offense worms every day. Then there
while in this country having been
moral turpitude.'' It will be remem
bered that he made a monkey of him
self while visiting the New York zoo
and was arrested. He should be re
fused admission. There are tenors in
this country equally as good as Car
uso, but it seems that the people will
flock to hear a foreigner while an
American artist might sing to an
empty house..^
rism. We had supposed tha^ every
Minnesota school boy knew the au
thor of "Old Glory.
Des Moines has adopted a central
form of city government similar to
that in operation at Galveston and
Los Angeles. This plan provides for
a commission of five, each commis
sioner being given a separate depart
ment of the city government after the
board selects a mayor from its num
ber. Under this system the granting
of all franchises must be decided by
popular vote. Wherever introduced
this form of government has worked
advantageously and it is believed
many other cities will adopt a similar
plan within the next few years.
We entertain grave fears for our
friend Taft. He has engaged in but
little spellbinding up to the present
time, yet withal the doctors have been
called upon to treat him for thoracitis,
windbagitis, vooalitis and other kin
dred ailments. Should he obtain the
nomination for president and insist
upon going about the country preach
ing the gospel of republicanism we
see his finishnot in a political sense,
but in a physical. If called upon to
engage in this strenuous work Secre
tary Taft should certainly resort/ to
substituteshe should distribute freely
about the country phonographs with
records of his speeches and a few
lively selections to vary the monot
Referring to the labors of the tax
Duluth is in thev public eye more commission in the direction of secur- A new set of radical rules and regu- i
lan any other city^of^he^state." ing a proper assessment of the public Nations has been adopted by the stated-
And should Duluth become the "Pitts- service corporations, mining proper-
burg of the ^^st^ts people will have ties and large interests generally the business, whereby the purchasing of
to wear goggles to prevent bfg chunks St. Paul correspondent of the Dulath immenset quantities suppliesw neces- 2
It is also true, however, that the
governor has never yet had to cross
any of the great corporations which
ThePrincteon i on published a
This is very true, for without birds
will stroy billions of bugs every year and
yet there are those who slaughter the
little fellows merely because they help
In all probability Caruso, the dago themselves to a few berries now andthe
tenor, will not be permitted to land in 4en as a sorUof dlsserK If there
this country when he arrives in were no birds, there would be no
fall to begin his operatic engagement, berries-the bugs would get them all
Immigration .officials say tat, he when in the" budT *en" the crows
comes clearly within the law which which consume, a* small quantity of
grain, eat their weight in destructive
is the
sparrow, which is frequently referred
to as a "public nuisance." Watch
the sparrow closely and you will dis
cover that he is not such a nuisance
as supposed to be. Besides destroy
ing myriads of crawling things he. is
a public scavengerhe eats all man
ner of decaying matter and thus re
moves the effluvia arising therefrom.
Let us deal kindly with the birds for
they are among man/s best friends.
Investigation will be made by the
interstate commerce commission into
the affairs of the Hamburg-American
Packet company, a foreign corpora
tion which is said to control ninety
seven per cent of the traffic from in
terior cities of the United States to
points abroad. A dissolution of this
combine is asked by the Peter Wright
Steamship company upon the grounds
that the Hamburg line is operated in
violation of United States laws. The
complainants also state that the moelected
nopoly is backed by the German gov
ernment. Thus the affair becomes
one of international import, and as
we have so far failed to dissolve any
of the trusts operating solely in this
country it is highly improbable that
no)fc live
of control for the conduct of its
de efoart
i m, i ~v,l ,3.,.. i One
has not interfered with them.
"America" or "The Last Rose of on those days. It is but fair to sav
raised the price simultaneously. Thus Summer" without printing the name *u *K-. A- nesota, the atmosphere seems prett
have we to suffer for permitting the
the author in bold face type we pre- "db ?lT H*1
Summer without printing the name
tl*t lM
one in which another power is inter- i
on the earth.Our Dumb
era state institutions v7
statstatinstitution,s tn
the transaction of busi i
alssoe prescribieethat the board will be
.t_ *n
tw daysThursdayweekehereafter/r their friend justs becauset Mondao and th other fou
in each F
days the members' time andr attentioen
will bie giveunt tno visiting the various
very pretty poem last week, but neg- v,
lected to give the author credit-and on the board will beat liberty four bis breath leaves and the
is therefore miiltv of nl*^ __ _..
,devote is therefore guilty of plagiarism.- day_ in eacv, wee, to their en-
North Branch Review. -IJ.
_. ergies to the building up of a gigantic
If the Union should happen to political machine, and no public busi-
publish the "Ten Commandments," ness can be transacted with the board
tuuse uttys. c is DUt fair to sav
the little beadlet of North outvoted by L. A. Rosing and
opposedl b^ bwW.T Leavitt, bu' he was
Ringdahl, the two appointees of Gov.
The legislature never intended that
the board of control should delegate
its powers to a clerk. Section 1864,
revised laws of 1905, provides that the
board "may appoint a purchasing
agent for each or any of the institu
tions. VVOme
crop de
Th compensation-
and necessary expenses of such agent
shall be paid out of the funds pro
vided for the institution to which he is
assigned." These words cannot by
any stretch of the imagination be dis
torted into meaning that the board is
authorized to appoint one purchasing
agent for all the institutions.
Section 1871, revised laws of 1905,
provides that the board "may adopt
rules for the conduct of its business,"
but the presumption is that the rules
will be reasonable and not detrimental
to the interests of the public. Is a
rule that requires the board to devote
only ten hours of each week to public
business and the balance of the time
to junketing at the public's expense
Is it reasonable to presume that one
clerk as purchasing agent for all the
state institutions can obtain better
results than the entire board of con
When S. W. Leavitt is forced off the
state board of control the political
machine will lun more smoothly.
Boss Rosing is an excellent engineer,
especially when he has a good supply
of "oil" on hand.
Anent the recount in the New York
contested election Governor Hughes
"It is well known to all who
conversant with sentiment in the city
of New York that there is widespread
doubt as to the accuracy of the official
canvass. If the result of this recan
vass is to establish the election of
Mayor McClellan it will largely re
establish confidence in our election
methods and make the more unlikely
the recurrence of a similar situation.
If, on tne other hand, the recanvass
should show that Mr. Hearst was
every fair-minded citizen,
whatever his political convictions,
would rejoice that the fear of estab
lishing a precedent did not prevent
the righting of a wrong and the giving
of the office to the man who was enbridge
titled to it."
An eminent physciau says that the
Pullman sleeping cars are
ested will be put out of business.
^oo. diseasethat every conceivable noxi
ous germ lurk therein.e The truth
If there were no birds man could 0
Jive nn thA parf-.h Onr TVitYiV*
the diplococci, an- then there
fellows who leave behind them in their
berths the woodtickocci, the pediculus
capitis, the pediculus vestimenti and
cimex lectularius
means avoid the' sleeping car
brethren give it a wide berth, so to
Pease Branching Out.
G. S. Pease and his son T.
for new printing office i Anoka,
have recently
He Is Both.
ov the biggest
The ne rules
man Orchard is either the big
ges brute or the biggest lia*tinat ever
,_ Prbably
capital Cbicag~~ last month. Well.
Glad to Leave by Any Route.
There were forty-fivef suicides
that is
o&ettin& ffftt.tincr ni c\
Fl1 Globe.
er S
j. .j- .j.
othe outsid primes he confesses
Should be Strangled Dally.
If Orchard is guilty of half the
he should be
gets him.-Granite Falls Tribune
The Fireworkes Next Year.
In view of theea facanybod that itin will
lighfcnin S
Eart Post.
those who carry about with them the addition to the amounts levied for
streptococci and others who harbor other county purposes. The levy may
be increased to 2 millso, provided the
atmosphere seems pretty
"O" Should Come First.
In England they do not use the word
"hello" at the telephone, but the
phrase, Are you there?" We often
feel when trying to call up some one
and being told by central that the
person desired is "busy," that in
our own call the "o" should come
first.Duluth Tribune.
To Kill or Promote the Boom
The psychological moment has evi
dently arrived. Tne Hennepin county
bunch has trotted out C. A. Smith, the
millionaire lumberman, as a republi
can possibility for governor. Whether
the bunch considered it the psycho
logical moment to kill off the Smith
boom or to promote it remains to be
seen.Sauk Rapids Sentinel Free
Information Regarding Roads.
A circular recently issued by the
public roads office of the department
of agriculture contains much interest
ing information to those who have
been participating in any way in the
good roads movement in Minnesota,
and among it is the following:
To provide a source of revenue for
its roads the supervisors of the vari
ous towns are authorized to levy a
road tax upon all real and personal
property of not to exceed $1 on each
$100 of taxable valuation. This tax
may be computed in labor at the rate
of $1.50 per day. In counties having
a population of 150,000 or more all
road taxes must be paid in cash.
Road taxes may be paid in cash in
any town if agreed to by a majority
vote at the annual town election.
In some counties of the state every
male inhabitant over 21 and under 50
years of age, unless by law exempt, is
required to perform not less than five
days' labor each year on the public
roads, or pay $1.50 for each day he
may be required to perform road
duty. This tax does not seem to be
assessed in some counties or in many
of the towns, which is said to be due
the fact that the counties and towns
have by a majority vote decided to
pay all road taxes in cash.
Bonds may be issued by the towns
for road purposes which must not ex
ceed, together with the outstanding in
debtedness of the town, 5 per cent of
the assessed valuation thereof. These
bonds must be paid in not to exceed
ten annual installments, and maybody
bear interest at the rate of 6 per cent.
The county commissioners are au
thorized to provide a fund for the
construction, maintenance and repairs
of county roads and bridges, to be
known as "the general road and
fund," and to be expended
upon such roads and bridges as the
commissioners may determine. Not
more than $300 may be appropriated
per annum from this fund for any
one town road or bridge in any town
ship Th count commissioners ar
authorized to include in the regular
benefi.t of the roady and bridge fund, ine
this assertions cannot denied, for tax levy of a county a tax not to ex
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all sorts and of men andceed
ttuio v*IU*UIVJU i county for tne
1 milil o_ dollar on all tax
able valuation in
mercial printing on a large scale, and
give employment to quite a number of
people. "Old Pease" is a first-class
printer, a hustler for business and a
good collector, hence it is reasonably
certain that the new venture of himself
and son will be successful.
Borrow Money.
Don't borrow trouble. If you have
the borrowing habit, borrow money.
Chicago News.
if n*}"!?
than $1,000,000.
Deacon Norton's Pioneer Prosperous.
In the near future the Pioneer will
Let us by all be printed on a large cylinder power
Its home pages will be in
to double its present number.
New racks, cases, additional news
and job type and an up-to-date job
ber, paper cutter, mailer, etc.. will be
a site better equipped printing office in the
county. The Pioneer will be found
and they propose to erect a practically keeping abreast with new conditions
fireproof one story building 60 by and the development of the country-
100 feeLThey propose to do com- Mill
be no
~..~vi ouuiii mere wi ue
Tri-Weekly Instead of Daily.
John Shaben has bought out the
stage route to Mille Lacs lake from C.
H. Lydick and will make regular trips
hereafter. The new government mail
contract becomes effective July 1, when
a tri-weekly instead of a daily serv
ice will be installed. However with
the coming of the Soo the lake people
will again have a daily service in the
near future.Milaca Times.
Tell-Tale Pin Point.
Interest in the murder of Annie Kin
top, which occurred two years ago
near Darling, the ^mystery surround
ing which has never been cleared up,
revived by the. publication of^the
following story in the Long Prairie
That truth is stranger than fiction is
well illustrated by the developments
in a Morrison county murder case.
About two years ago a young woman
was killed near Randall in a praticu
larly horrible and brutal manner.
She had been employed as a servant
at Little Falls and had taken the train
home for a short visit.
While passing from the station
along the road to her home she was
attacked and murdered. In the
struggle, which must have been a ter
rible one, judging from the condition
of the ground, she stabbed her as
sailant with a hatpin, which was
broken in the encounter.
Not a sign or clue to the murderer
was left and during all of the time
which has elapsed not the slightest
evidence leading to the probable guilt
of anyone had been found. It was
thought for a time that two negroes
who had been seen about the place
had murdered the girl, and the au
thorities spent months in looking
them up. Suspicious characters were
traced as far as the Pacific coast, but
without avail.
Shortly before the murder the young
woman had been seen with a certain
young man. This young man was ac
tive in his efforts to locate the guilty
person and accompanied the sheriff
west for the purpose of attempting to
identify suspects.
Two weeks ago this young man was
taken with an attack of appendicitis.
He was removed to a Little Falls hos
pital, where an operation was per
formed. In his abdomen the surgeons
found the broken end of a woman's
The young man Is still in the hos
pital recovering from the effects of
the operation. His arrest by the
sheriff as he leaves his cot will be
the first intimation he has that the
broken hatpin has been discovered.
Freak strikes.
The strike of the London music hall
artists reminds one that there is
scarcely a class of workers, from
actors to executioners, from barristers
to choirboys, which has not at one
time or another asserted its rights
and avenged its wrongs in a similar
It is not long since Spain was the
scene of a combined strike of actors
throughout its length and breadth,
which arose as a sequel to the popu
lar indignation at the election of an
undesirable archbishop of Valencia.
The police of Madrid took the extreme
step of closing the Zarzuela theater
and arresting several of the actors for
singing political songs directed
against the government and the un
popular prelate. In consequence of
this indignity the whole theatrical
world rose in arms, and a meeting of
the Spanish Actors' association was
held, at which a universal strike and
a closing of all the theaters in the
country were proclaimed.
The barristers of St. Amand, in the
department of Cher, when lectured by
the judge of the district court on their
habit of stirring up litigants and "set
ting the peaceful inhabitants of the
town by the ears," left the court in a
and refused to enter it again
until the judge made an ample
apology for his charges, and when, at
the tribunal of Sens, another judge
thought fit to reprimand one of the
lawyers for the defense, and had him
ejected from the court, all his fellow
barristers to a man signed a protest
and announced their intention never
to plead again before him until he had
made suitable amends for his conduct.
At Cracow, not long ago, the doc
tors refused to attend their patients
unless their remuneration was in
creased in New Zealand, when a poll
tax was instituted which pressed
heavily on the trade agents coming
from Sydney, the commercial travel
ers,'one and all. determined to boy
cott the country until the offensive im
port was removed or modified and in
Canton the executioners once declined
pointblank to cut off any more heads
unless their fee of 500 cash (Is.) each,
was doubled. The officials to whom
the announcement was made declined
to concede the extra shilling, but com
forted the petitioners with the assur
ance that their business would soon
be brisker than it had been.
When the publicans of Bembridge,
near Preston," decided to raise the
price of ale retailed on their premises
the customers rose in arms and re
fused to quench their thirst with beer
until the normal price had been re
stored, and proved that they really
"meant business by issuing a notice
calling on beer-drinkers generally to
avoid Bembridge as long as the dis
pute lasted.
Thresh I Out.
In connection with that dollar-wheat
scheme it might be worth the while of
the American Society of Equity to
form an offensive and defensive alli
ance with the Chicago board of trade
if it is willing to take a chance on
being skinned.Indianapolis News.

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