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Published K^efey Tittups**?.
Business Manager.
A market report says that "oysters
are growing scarcer." In the restau
rant soup, we presume.
It is more than likely that the cool
ies who hauled Taft about Japan in a
jinriksha are satisfied that he is thesentatives
real G. O. P. elephant.
"Interest in politics has dwindled to
mere nothingness," says an exchange.
But what can it expect with the foot
ball season just opening up.
Bob La Follette would like to be
president of the United States. With
many other like-to-be's he will come
out at the small end of the horn.
Pitty 'tis, 'tis true, but government
trust bu'sting seems to be a total fail
ure, and it is safe to predict that no
one living today will see a trust effect
ually, dissolved.
Sir Charles Bell, a brewer, has
been elected lord mayor of London.
Was his name or his product responsi
ble for his high standing in the ring?
the ring that makes London's lord
Twelve babies died in La Crosse
from being fed impure milkcows'
milk of course. The day has passed,
forsooth, ivhen mothers raised their
offspring on "the milk of human
From the time of its organization in
1858 Washington county, Minn., has a
total due in delinquent taxes of $357,-
001.86a very respectable sum if it
could be raked into the county treas
ury. But it can't.
Eveleth has passed an ordinance
providing for the payment of ten
dollars a day as license by transient
merchantsa protective measure
which is doubtless appreciated by the
business men of that town.
Mayor Becker of Milwaukee, it is
said, will write a book, not a political
work or history, but a book cham
pioning the cause of John Dietz,
whom Mayor Becker recently visited.
Becker is deserving of some credit.
The conviction prevails in St.
Petersburg diplomatic quarters that
war between Japan and the United
States is inevitable in the distant
future. America will be ready for the
runts at any time they may see fit to
make an attack.
A cargo of one thousand marriage
able young women Jias ai rived from
Liverpool. It would now be in order
for the spinsters of the country to
petition Mr. Roosevelt to have them
deported upon the grounds that they
are undesirable citizens.
Fred Hall, a colored man of Min
neapolis, was sentenced to two years
imprisonment for stealing eighty-two
cents. Taking this as a basis upon
which to compute penitentiary sen
tences, how many million years in a
cell is Rockfeller entitled to?
Republican newspapers, especially
the alleged republican dailies of the
twin cities, are laboring overtime to
prove that Bryan is the weakest and
most unsatisfactory candidate the
democrats could place in nomination
for the presidency. The "interests"
do not want Bryan.
The president returned last week
from Oyster Bay to Washington.
From reports received he must have
enjoyed an almost uninterrupted rest
wrote twelve speeches, received
twenty-six delegations, "took the
train" eighteen times, walked two
hundred miles, went down in a sub
marine boat and performed the daily
Is it really necessary to sell 50,000,-
000 feet of state timber this fall?
Good prices will be obtained, of
course, but pine timber will never be
less valuable than it is at present, in
fact it will increase in value every
year. Not a stick of the state's pine
timber should be disposed of unless
it is to protect the state, from actual
As usual "goods and merchandise"
in the twin cities are left severely
aJone by the sfae ^boaijd of equaliz
ation. The manner in which Gov
ernor Johnson cares for his rich and
powerful friends is highly commend
The Brooklyn Eagle says that the
representatives of the express com
panies in the United States senate will
strenuously resist any attempt to
establish a parcels post. Country
merchants should send these repre
a bouquet.
The latest trust is that of the
Chinese laundrymen of Chicago. If
ultimate investigation of this trust
should be decided upon by the govern
ment the accountants called in to
amine the books will have somewhat
of a problem on their hands.
George W. Peterson of Long Prairie
has been appointed to a position in
the attorney general's office. Mr.
Peterson is a man of the strictest in
tegrity and ranks high in his profes
sion. He will prove a helpful assist
ant to Attorney General Young.
We should be slow to blame the peo
ple of Washington for seeking to exprices.
pel the Hindus who took up their resi
dence among them. These filthy de-
Hughes fori
United States
crease. Mr.
King Edward has issued an imperial
rescript suspending the colonial
statutes which authorize officials of
New Foundland to seize American
vessels for alleged fishery offenses.
Heretofore our fishing smacks have
been seized by the New Foundland
authorities upon the merest pretext
and several complications between
the two governments have resulted.
Edward evidently desires to obviate a
recurrence of such events, and he
knows, too, that it's to his advantage
to stand in with Uncle Sam.
legitimate losses sustained by
policy holders. As an instance
the British-' companies
insurance on property
by the holocaust following the
earthquake in Jamaica, are seeking
to squirm out of their responsjbilitie
equivalent tjo
lative acts.
generate wretches are a thousand diligently much
times more to be abhorred than the therefrom, and no unnecessary burden
Japs and Chinese, against whom an
exclusidn act is in force.
Minnesota is already ninth state in elevators and warehouses it does not
the Union in a point of wealth and
drainage has barely begun.Big
Forks Compass.
It depends what sort of drainage the
Compass has in mind. Drainage of
the state treasury by foolish legisla
tion has already resulted in cutting
big gulleys through the cash pile.
iai favor of Governor
ihe presidency of the
is apparently on the in-commodities
Hughes is certainly a
consistent republican and hews closely
to party lines. He has a strong fol
lowing and should he receive the
nomination would doubtless be
M. E. Ingalls, president" of the
Merchants' National Bank of Cincin
nati, says that unless the provisions
of the Sherman anti-trust law are
amendedmade less stringenta
financial panic is imminent. A strong
opinion prevails, however, that the
law should be made more drasticthat
it should demand the imprisonment of
conspirators instead of merely impos
ing fines.
Missouri railroads claim that they
have lost $1,500,000 during the past
three months as a result of the opera
tion of the two-cent fare law and have
decided to fight a further enforcement
of the measure. Missouri seems to
be about the only state which has sus
tained a loss from the effects of this
law, but then the people of that state
are exceptionally slow and most of
them travel by mule team.
English fire insurance companies are
not a whit better than the American,
for the majority of them invariably
make attempt to evade payment of the silvered with age he is"a manlyfighter
will be inflicted upon the consumers
When produce is bought in large
quantities at low prices and stored in
The farmers are now getting into a canal extending from the great lakes
the "trust" business. Some of them
have secured a charter from New
Jersey, with an authorized capital of
necessarily follow that the consumers
will be benefited. The middlemen
and speculators reap the profits. In
the past when wheat has soared to the
dollar mark there has been very little
in the hands of the farmers. We
lieve the society errs when it fixes
an arbitrary price for produce. Con
ditions may make it impossible to
obtain the prices fixed. Perishable
must be disposed of, if
at all, within a limited time, and com
plete unity of action among all farm
ers is an impossibility. We believe
the better plan would be to market po
tatoes or any other crop gradually
and get the best prices obtainable.
We should dislike to assume the rework
sponsibility of advising the farmers
of this vicinity to hold their potatoes
for 62 cents per bushel unless we had
positive assurances that the farmers
in the other counties of the potato belt
in this and neighboring states wduld
do likewise. Considering the high
price of labor, machinery and almost
everything the farmer is obliged to
buy, we do not think 62 cents per
bushel an exorbitant price for pota
toes at the home railway station.
Under present conditions prices for
farmers' produce are largely fixed by
gamblers and speculators. It will be
better for both the producer and con
sumer when the farmer will have a
voice in fixing the price at which he
will dispose of his produce. The mer
chant sets a price on his merchandise.
the manufacturer on his wares, the
professional man on his services, the
alonethe man who feeds, alle the res
must accept the price's fixed by
others, and, as already remarked,
those fixers are mainly board of trade
gamblers. God speed the American
Society of Equity in securing a square
deal for the men who till the soil.
workingman on his labor th
carrying an
destroyed Qf life.
by setting up the claim that fire did Oklahoma although he is much op
posed to the instrument and declares
it vicious. The form of government
which the constitution guarantees is.
paper, the Times. During those
twenty years the Times has battled
President Roosevelt has at last de
cided to approve the constitution of
not destroy such propertya techni
cality whfch, if upheld by the courts:
will make many people paupers. In
surance policies are instruments which however, a republican one, and for
should be carefully scrutinized for so- that reason the president will give his
called "saving clauses," which are|approval. As the people of Oklahoma
want that sort of a constitution Presi
dent Roosevelt has decided wisely.
'#Ood|&ucks" in legis-
one million dollars, under the cum
bersome name of "Producers and rockers for lack of an adequate sup
Consumers International Equity pl
Union and Co-operative Exchange."
The purpose of this is to hold the
produce of the farmers until it com
mands a high price, and then sell it izing the Mississippi with its adverse
direct to the consumers, cutting out current of three miles an hour, and
the profit of the middlemen. Likewise
to buy direct from the manufacturers
and sell to the farmers.St. Cloud
The Journal-Press is laboring under
a misapprehension. The main object
of the American Society of Equity
and its produce exchange is to secure
better prices for farmers' produce by
marketing. State Secre
tary Aldrich's letter in another col
umn succinctly sets forth the purpose
of the organization.
There is no sense in glutting the
market with wheat, oats, corn or pota
toes in the fall of the year. The in
evitable result is low prices. J. J.
Hill truly said that the car shortage
last year was a blessing in disguise to
the farmersthey were obliged bo
hold their wheat and obtained better
If, through the American So
ciety of Equity, the farmers can be
educated to market their produce in
good will result
for if boats ran
water. He favors, however,
the cutting of a deep canal between St.
Louis and Vicksburg instead of util
says that such watercourse would re
duce the cost of wheat transportation
to perhaps two cents for the water trip
and be a good thing for grain growers
as far east as Columbus. "If we can
build a canal from St. Louis to New
Orleans or Vicksburg," he declared,
"it would be worth as many Panama
canals as one could imagine." As
Mr. Hill has carefully studied the sit
uation, this information should prove
of much value to the inland waterways
Despite the enormous increase in
the assessed valuation of the state,
which will probably reach $1,000,000,-
000 this year, and the increased taxes
paid by railroads, the rate of taxa
tion for state purposes is 3.48-100
mills. It is the highest rate that has
been levied for many years. Direct
state taxes should decrease instead
of increase. Governor Johnson and
all the other state officials, elective
and appointive, claim that they are
saving the state untold sums, yet the
valuation and the rate of taxation
continue to soar skyward. When the
rate of taxation for state purposes
amounts to almost $3.50 on each one
thousand dollars of valuation it is
time to call a halt.
Under the caption of "Tax Sug
the Pioneer Press of the
25th ult. editorially urges increased
taxation of unused lands held for
speculative purposes. This is in line
with what the i on has advocated.
As for the double taxation of vacant
lots and unimproved agricultural
land, the P.ioneer Press remarks, it
would be at once fruitful in checking
the selfish spirit of speculation, which
prompts a man to hold unused valu
able property, while his neighbors
and tax themselves to promote
its rise in value. It would lessen the
farmer's tax-load and make the spec
ulator pay a juster share of taxes or
sell out.
In his speech at the Bemidji fair
Mr. Frank Day virtually admitted
that Governor Johnson was until
very recently opposed to drainage.
The Minneapolis Tribune quotes Mr.
Day as alluding to the change of
heart in the governor and himself in
their attitude toward drainage of the
north country. Then the man who
charged Mr. Johnson with double
dealing on the drainage question in
the campaign of 1904 was not a liar?
Willie Hearst and Billy Bryan have
a few devoted followers in this state
who propose to take a hand in the
selection o. delegates to the demo-
cratic national convention. The tried
A an
Last Friday was the twentieth an- vention which will be held at Indian-a
niversary of St. Cloud's first daily
a drich
unceasingly for St. Cloud and the
principles and candidates of the
democratic party. The veteran pub
lisher of the Times, Hon. C. F. Mc-Sleepy
Donaldj demonstrated his fighting
qualites on southern battle fields in
the sixties and though his hair is
May he live to see another
democratic president inaugurated,
na Ashing him no short lease
Minnesota dUnfcerrij5 not proposdemocrats to be dic
tated to by venal republican sheets
owned and controlled by the "inter-
State Convention A. is. of E.
At the state convention of the Amer
ican Society of Equity in St. Paul last
week delegates to the national con-
Octobe 22-2 9 were elected
follows: J. F.* Spencer, Olmsted H.
B. Pratt, Elk Lark Park R. H. Al-
Cambridge: I. Martin, Princeton: A.
B. Crandall, Red Wing Andrew Eng
set, Twin Valley H. G. Hillesheim,
The following officers were chosen:
President, T. S. Morrell of Cedar vice
president, Ole Lagerson of Anoka
secretary, R. H. Aldrich of Minne
apolis treasurer, Ed. Conlin of Ro
chester. Directors: W. C. Webber,
Rochester H. B. Pratt, Elk Lake
Park John Dawson, Bethel: E. H.
Emerson, West .Concord J. M. C.
Swartz, Sleepy Eye. The following
auditors were elected: Andrew Eng
set, Twin Valley I. Martin, Prince
ton: Si A. Morris, Rochester.
Mr. E. C. Stark has furnished the
Union with an extended report of
the proceedings of the convention but
we cannot handle the same, and in
any event it would be stale reading
at this late day.
Wanted, at the Union Office.
A young man who knows something
about the printing businessone who
can feed press and assist on a Sim
plex machine preferred. To the right
kind of a, young man fair wages will
be paid and constant employment
We Are Prepared
to show you the largest stock of Furniture, Carpets and
Rugs ever shown in this city. If you are going to need
anything in this line we want you to come and see us.
We will prove to you that Evens asks less money and
gives abetter grade of goods than is offered elsewhere.
Iron Beds From $2.50 to $16.OO
Our Metal Beds are designed by the leading artists of this country Each
style is an expression of the highest and best in artistic designing and com-
bines the essential qualities of strength, grace in outline and truly artistic
effects. This special bed has post 11-16 inch filling rods 5-16 inch- brass
spindle 1-2 inch top rod 3-8 inch height 60 inches weight 95 lbs.' A full
assortment of these beds kept constantly en our floors.
RUGiSIn our rug department we can show you 50
different patterns to select from:
7^x9 Kermis rugs $4.00
9x101 Kermis rugs 5B5Q
9x12 Kermis rugs Q^Q
9x12 Wool rugs 8.00
9x12 Heavy Wool rugs 10.00
8-3x10-6 Brussels rugs 13.00
9x12 Brussels rugs 16.00
9x12 Heavy Seamless Brussels rugs 19.00
7x9 Wilton Velvet rugs ||,5Q
9x12 Wilton Velvet rugs 20.00
9x12 Heavy Wilton Velvet rugs 25.00
9x12 Heavy Seamless Velvet rugs 30.00
Mattresses From $2.50 to $13.OO
Our Cotton Felt Mattresses are made from pure cotton of best
quality and contain no cheap materials. Each mattress is made under
strict supervision and is absolutely sanitary. Full weight and perfect
in every detail.
Rocking chairs $1.50 to $25.00. Dining chairs 75c to $3.50. Book cases
85.00 to $25.00. Extension tables $6.00 to $25.00. Bureaus S9.00 to $20.00.
See our bureaus with French bevel plate mirror for $12.00. They are
good values.
Evens Hardware Co.
JDort't ^Tait
until the last minute to purchase \our furs, for then the
selection will be materially reduced. Our
for the winter of 1907
have arrived Boas,
Muffs, etc. and they
are the most fashiona
ble creations of the man
ufacturers. Ladies are
asked to call and inspect
them. A large and
miscellaneous line of
has also been receivedstylish and of the finest winter fabrics. Heavy
dress goods in the many new and seasonable materials are now ready
for your examination. Winter Underwear, Winter Hosiery. A few
Odds and Ends in Dress Goods still remain in stock and they will be
closed out at prices cut in two.
Arctics and Rubbers in Large Variety
Princeton, Minn.
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