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PblUHd Evry Thurtday.
Business Manager.
Nothing will cause a brunette couple
so much concern as the discovery
that the hair of their first baby is red.
All that is necessary for either of the
presidential candidates to land the
nomination is to introduce something
which becomes just as popular as the
Teddy bear.
The Los Angeles Times tells us that
Chicago was known to the aborigines
as "Skunks' Nest." Then Chicago
has changed only in name and not in
"Standard may be fined again"
reads a scarehead in a daily. But in
the face of the fact that the Standard
Oil company never pays its fines what
good results from the imposition?
Mr. Bryant doesn't think it is pos
sible to have a real widespread panic
while prices are rising. The consumer
would, however, rather see prices
fall and take chances on the panic.
Had Mrs. Taft and the other ladies
who were playing bridge in Manila
for money been wise they would have
slipped those chips into their socks
before the policeman on the beat came
Monkeys, goats and mice, says an
Associated Press item, will be raised
at the Rockefeller institute. Sharks
and prices of oil will of course con
tinue to be raised at the Rockefeller
general offices.
The Germans have beaten us in bal
looning and it should not surprise us
to see the Swedes outdistance us in
yachting, but we defy Europe, Asia
and Africa to defeat us at baseball or
broncho busting.
A war is being waged in Washing
ton against bad eggs. Washington
appears to be a trifle premature in
this action. It should wait until con
gress convenesit would then have
more material to work on.
Mining stocks are cheap nowyou
may obtain them almost for a song.
But you are liable to dance a long
time before your money is returned in
dividends. We refer of course to wild
cat mining stocks advertised exten
sively in the dailies.
Mr. Roosevelt has appointed Lieu
tenant Carl Vogelesang to the com-dicting
mandership of his private yacht, the
Mayflower. Mr. Vogelesang's name
will of course have to undergo ortho
graphic simplification before he is per
mitted to take charge. Call him Song
bird, Ted.
The conduct of government affairs
in Persia do not look exactly right to
Great Britain and Russia and they
are thinking of taking a hand in the
regulation of things at Ispahan. Con
ditions never look right to these vul
tures in a country which they are
seeking to gobble up.
Count Okuma, familiarly styled
"Old Okum" by the Japs, says that
the sending of our Atlantic fleet to the
Pacific is not good diplomacy. The
old fox cannot dissuade us from our
purpose by such ruse as this and then
send a fleet to steal our Philippines
when we are not looking. Oh, no.
Governor Hughes of New York, the
saneness of whose public policy can
scarcely be questioned, says: I have
no more confidence in vengeful meth
ods and arbitrary legislationin
those political grafters who endeavor
to makes selfish profit out of public
wrongsthan I have in the syco
phants of corporate power."
The Hartford Manufacturing com
pany has just paid the government
$100,000 in settlement of all damage
and injuries the postofflce department
may have sustained by reason of the
company's furnishing stamped envel
opes and newspaper wrappers of an
inferior grade to those called for in
the contract. This seems to be a case
where the publicthe purchaseris
the injured party and where the gov
ernment has made a clear pickup of
Attorney Kellogg is referred to by
an exchange as the man who ."bust-
ed" the paper trust. In the face of
the fact that print paper is advancing
in price by leaps and bounds it is
difficult to conceive what reason the
exchange has for thus prevaricating.
Mr. Fairbanks is quoted as saying
that he is not a candidate "actively,
tentatively or receptively" for the
presidency of the United States.
Then why are we receiving all those
blue-penciled newspapers from dear
old Indiana booming and eulogizing
Mr. Fairbanks?
It is unfortunate that the von Moltke
scandal is being aired in the Berlin
courts just at the time this country
has received a bust of Marshal von
Moltke, an ancestor of those involved,
from the German emperor. The bust
should be immediately returned as
tainted statuary.
Hon. C. J. Swanson, senator from
the 45th district, recently returned
from a visit to his native land
Swedenand his employes and
neighbors in Fridley accorded him a
hearty welcome home. In these days
of strikes and lock-outs it is refreshing
to find a large employer of labor like
Mr. Swanson who is beloved by all of
his employes.
Harold Knutson is now the sole
owner and editor of the sprightly
Royalton Banner. Mr. Knutson is a
Sherburne county boy and he is cap
able and energetic as is evidenced by
the columns of the Banner. The
Royalton people are fortunate in sec
curing such a worthy successor to
O. W. Swansonthe former publisher
and founder of the Banner.
De Paehman, the pianist, who play
ed in Duluth last week, said that he
hated "Americk," hated changes of
climate and hated to play to an
audience of less than twelve hundred
people. He should hurry back to his
own country and stay there. We can
get along first rate with American
pianists, among whom are those equal
in skill to the disgruntled Paehman.
S. A. Phillips, the Minnesota agent
for the Chicago-New York Electric
Air Line, is in trouble in St. Paul.
He is accused of embezzling some of
the funds of the company. Probably
Mr. Phillips thought he had as good
a right to the money contributed by
suckers as any of the other officials of
the road. But how is the St. Paul
Minneapolis-Duluth-Superior Electric
Air Line progressing?
The "oldest inhabitants" are pre
a severe winter. They have
taken observation of the muskrat and
his dwelling, the squirrel and his
store, the moss on the maple and
mud turtle, the beard of the barley
and the populist, the bark of the
and the prairie wolf, the bite of the
housefly and the flight of the duck
all of which they say give unmistak
able signs of a long and hard winter.
These predictions are about on a par
in their reliability to the twaddle pub
lished in old Moore's or Hicks' alma-
The president's private secretary has
als.0 returned from his hunting trip
and brought back a much larger
quantity of game than Mr. Roosevelt.
Not that game was more plentiful
where Mr. Loeb hunted, but he pursu
ed a gumshoe method of attack while
che president and his retainers made
as much noise as a brass band.
There seems to be some truth in Pro
fessor Long's charges that the presi
dent is a nature faker. At any rate
it is obvious that Mr. Roosevelt has
not yet learned how to successfully
stalk the southern b'ar.
Here is an extract from Up-to-Date
Farming which has the true ring to it:
"Public officials are beginning to
see that their'tenure of office depends
upon their subserviency to the public.
The public used to think if a man was
a good fellow and able to show off* in
public, that was all that was neces
sary. Our public servants pranced
around the country and made flowery
speeches that meant nothing, and
which only demonstrated their ability
to conceal any meaning by a flux of
words. We have some of that class
yet, but they will not last out now that
real men are ready to serve the people
and the people are ready to back real
A Seattle press dispatch conveys
the information that bubonic plague
exists to an alarming degree in the
oriental district of that city and that
many white residents have also been
attacked. Yet the newspapers of Se
attle would have you believe that it is
one of the healthiest cities on earth.
A place where bubonic plague germs
are floating about in the atmosphere
is a good place to stay away from.
Merely to show that he had confi
dence in the Wall street financial situ
ation Mr. Rockefeller dug up from his
hard-earned savings a little roll of
bills amounting to $10,000,000 and de
posited it with a trust company for
temporary relief of the stringency.
Others took courage from this ex
ample and began depositing money in
various amounts. By this time Mr.
Rockefeller has probably drawn his
money out again.
Here's a little commonsense talk
from W. J. Bryan: I notice that one
of the officers of a bank that closed its
doors attributes it to the president.
That is not the reason. Don't blame
the sheriff but blame the horsethief.
Don't blame the officials who make
and enforce the laws, but blame the
criminals who make the laws neces
sary. Blame the unscrupulous finan
ciers who have piled up predatory
wealth that has exploited a whole
To be consistent the republican
newspapers that are urging Gov.
Johnson as a suitable candidate for
the presidency must support him for a
third term as governor, provided he
is a candidate. If Mr. Johnson is the
right man for president he certainly is
good enough for a third term as gov
ernor of Minnesota. In the improb
able event of the governor securing
the democratic nomination for presi
dent he ought to have the electoral
vote of Minnesota.
Jealousy exists among the members
of the Berlin Royal opera company
because five Americans have been
chosen as members of the ensemble
and a walkout of the German prima
donna is threatened. How different
in America. When foreign prima
donnas come here our own virtuosos
gracefully give way to them. They
take a back seat, as it were, although
they may be superior artists to those
imported. There is no display of
jealousy upon such occasions.
With the large increase in railroad,
insurance and other special taxes
paid into the state treasury, together
with the increase in the valuation of
the state, the state tax levy should be
decreased instead of increased. ,It is
no argument to say that this is a
and growing state and that the
direct state tax is a mere bagatelle.
property is assessed for about
all it is worth and the total rate of
taxation ranges between forty and
forty-five mills these "mere baga
telles" co'unt.
Many articles were published in
American magazines and newspapers
during the time Cuba was a Spanish
possession denouncing the Spaniards
for the measures pursued by them to
keep the Cubans in subjection. This
country has discovered, however,
since its acquirement, or rather ap
propriation, of the island, that the
Spaniards were of necessity com
pelled to rule the Cubans with an iron
hand. The natives of the island, com
posed as they are of a mixture of
Spaniard, negro and Indian blood,
are fiery and unreliable. They have
caused the United States much trouble
and the end is not yet. Their hostile
attitude toward this country is in
creasing rather than diminishing and
the Cubans are a bad lot to be
reckoned with. It was only last week
that an audience of the malcontents in
the National theater at Havana hissed
the appearance of the Stars and
Stripes and made efforts to spit upon
the flag. A professor of legerdemain,
who remonstrated with the audience,
was arrested and fined fifty dollars.
It is our opinion that Spain knew
better howlfco rule Cuba than America
doesthat the so-called outrages per
petrated by the Spanish government
were necessary to keep the populace
in subjection. The idea advanced
of treating the Cubans kindly and
leading them is all poppycock. You
can't lead a Cuban.
The financial flurry in the east has
caused a stringency in the money mar
ket, and for some time past New York
banks have refused to let- go of bal
ances due Minnesota and the west
generally and were draining the west
of ready cash for the benefit of Wall
street stock-jobbers and speculators.
In order to protect themselves, their
customers and the interests of the
Northwest generally the Duluth and
Twin City bankers on Monday deter
mined to temporarily pay out money
by clearing house certificates. This is
only a temporary expedient and is to
prevent the draining of Minnesota of
its ready money by the big financial
centers of the east. The banks in the
smaller towns of the state were
obliged to follow the lead of the Du
luth and Twin City banks. The coun
try banks have correspondents in the
Twin Cities, but these correspondents
refuse to honor the drafts of country
banks at this time save by clearing
house certificates. As long as this
condition of affairs exists business
will be disarranged owing to the lack
of currency to do business with.
Cream, wheat, oats, corn and potatoes
cannot be paid for in clearing house
certificates although those certificates
are as good as gold.
But there is no cause for alarm. The
squall will soon pass over. In the
meantime farmers would do well to
withhold their products from market.
The money stringency will cause a
depression in prices as dealers in the
large centers cannot get the cash
to pay for products. Now is a good
time to practice the principles of the
American Society of Equitydon't
dump the products of the farm on a
congested and falling market.
It is the duty of every individual
who has a deposit in a bank to leave
that deposit severely alone. Do not
draw out a dollar of the same unless
it is to supply your necessary needs.
Your money is safe in the bank.
Leave it there and thus enable the
bank to loan money to the potato and
grain dealers to pay for farmers' pro
duce and keep business going.
Locally, the Princeton banks are in
splendid condition, and the same is
true of the banks at Cambridge, Mora,
Milaca and Foley. The men at the head
of Princeton's three banking institu
tions are reliable and conservative.
The Princeton banks are absolutely
safe and can easily meet all reason
able demands made upon them.
W. R. Hodges of the Sleepy Eye
Herald pays a well-merited tribute to
the state board of equalization and
urges legislation that will continue the
board and enlarge its powers. Next
year the iron properties will pay into
the state treasury $676,120 as a result
of the board's action at its recent ses
sion. Mr. Hodges justly compliments
Thomas J. Meighen of Preston and
Charles E. Vasaly of Little Falls, and
of the board as a whole he says: "This
board has been the only safeguard the
state has had for years against tax
dodgers and it should not be abolish
ed at the behest of protected interests."
Mr. Hodges should also bear in mind
that the state board of equalization
was absolutely without power to in
crease the assessments of individuals
or corporations until, at the instance
of R. C. Dunn, chapter 134, general
laws of 1897, was enacted. The provi
sions of that chapter are incorporated
in subdivision seven of section 863 of
the revised laws of Minnesota. Prior
to 1897 the state board could only in
crease classes.
The mail order house of Marshall
Field & Co., Chicago, recently adver
tised that it had reduced the price on
a certain class of goods. Immediate
ly thereafter many of the country pa
pers published items informing their
readers of such reductions and com
mending Marshall Field. From the
tone of these items it was safe to infer
that their publication was neither so
licited nor paid for by Marshall Field
and, strange to say, they were printed
in papers which are continually de
nouncing the catalogue houses. Evi
dently a case where the shrewd press
agent of the mail order house secured
thousands of dollars worth of gra
tuitous advertising for his firm from
the very papers which are fighting
such institutions. In other words, the
newspapers were buncoed.
Here is an editorial from thp" col
umns of the Duluth News-Tribune
which an overwhelming majority ^of
the people of Minnesota will unhesi
tatingly endorse:
The gentlemen who officially repre
sent the medical profession in the state
of Minnesota should ask the next leg
islature for one reform, which is be
coming more and more urgent and in
which they will have the support of
the people.
It is time a distinction was legally
drawn between a doctor of medicine
and a surgeon. It is time a lot of am
bitious self-confident and daring
young medical graduates were forbid
den by law to practice surgery upon
an innocent public.
Surgery has made tremendous ad
vances in the past twenty-five years.
There are probably fifty major oper
ations now to one in 1880. Nearly
every small city in Minnesota of *2,000
to 3,000 population has at least one
private hospital, if it has not a public
These with few if any exceptions, are
in charge of men capable of performing
with skill any operation they will un
dertake. Their consciences have been
trained with their hands, they know
their limitations and appreciate the
value of human life and their respon
These small hospitals are now sotheirs
numerous that they can be reached in
a few hours by any patient and are all
within telephone call. There is no
necessity for any major operations
outside of them, or by any but quali
fied surgeons.
But there are in this state and
throughout the west, a small army of
young doctors wholly untrained in
surgery, with no experience, without
a hospital course, who have learned
all their surgery from the benches and
yet are operating in major eases.
They have an array of instruments, an
operating chair, boundless assurance,
an absence of conscience and a license
from the state to be butchers of hu
man beings.
The physicians of this state owe it
to their profession that this be stop
ped, at least in Minnesota. No man
is qualified to be a surgeon who has
not acted as an assistant in a reputa
ble public hospital for at least two
No surgeon knows in an abdominal
case what he will find. It may be a
comparatively simple operation, it
may be a very difficult one, it may be
two where he expected but one, or it
may be a wholly different organ which
is affected than he had prepared to
operate upon.
It is amazing that men can dare to
undertake such risks. But altogether
too many young doctors nave their
first experience in surgery after begin
ning independent practice. The fees
are alluring and they know no other
way apparently to acquire skill than
upon those who are deceived by their
license given by the state.
They run but little risk, for if their
patient dies who can place the re
sponsibility, and there is the license to
do just this thing. The practice of
medicine is wholly different than the
practice of surgery. It should be de
clared so by law.
Surgery requires wholly different
faculties, and their expression through
the hand. Many a man can prescribe
for a broken chair who cannot mend
it, and many a doctor can prescribe
for the stomach ache, who should not
be trusted to perform an operation for
Wisconsin's Federation of Women's
clubs has decided to urge the strict
enforcement of the state law which
forbids the killing of wild birds for
their plumage. The federation's act
is worthy of praiseits members are
commonsense women. Thousands of
birds are annually slaughtered for no
other purpose than that of furnishing
ornamentation for women's head wear
for the purpose of satisfying their
vanity. We noticed recently a woman
with a blue jay, a goldfinch and a
wren perched upon her hat. She
doubtless thought this combination
added to her attractiveness, but in our
estimation it rendered her a perfect
fright. If women will persist in deco
rating their upper stories with feathers
they should use those of the rooster,
the duck or the gobbler. Let' the
pretty little wild birds live to devour
the insects and sing praises unto God.
A dispatch from London says that
the people of Ireland are highly in
dignant over the announcement that
the Giant's Causeway will be shipped
to New York and there placed on ex
hibition. Considering that there are
more Irish in this country than on the
"ould sod" and that at the present
rate of immigration we shall have all
of them here within a year or two, no
objection should be made to the re
moval of the causeway.
Three out of four democrats in
Minnesota are for Bryan, as against
rov. Johnson or anybody else, says
Bob Dunn of the Princeton Union.
Even if that were the case, which we
bave reasons to .doubt, what would
that amount to in the national cam
paign? There has been a time when
four out of four Minnesota democrats,
with all the populists and "silver re
publicans" in the state added,were for
Bryan but even that proved of no
consequence in the general election.
Anoka Free Press.
We cannot remember the time when
the rock-ribbed democrats of Minne
sota were all for Bryan. In 1896 the
gold democrats, under the leadership
of the St. Paul Globe, J. J. Hill, Dick
O'Connor, Dan Lawler, and John A.
Johnson, bolted Mr. Bryan. In 1900
the same wing of the democratic party
in this state opposed Mr. Bryan, al
though less openly.
Duluth News Tribune: Why not
frankly admit that the governor's
strength lies as much in the republi
can party as in his own and that to
defeat him the 'republican candidate
must poll a large democratic vote.
No man can eat his cake and have it
and the republicans have but little of
left, but the democratic pantry
is wide open. Even the governor,
astute politician as he is, has found it
impossible to serve two masters. He
had made a valiant and interesting
effort, but even he has failed and it is
somewhat questionable if he would not
get more votes by being a straight out
republican than by still trying to be
all things to all men and having no
fixed political abiding place.
The Holthus
Feed Mill
will hereafter run on Tuesdays and
Fridays. All kinds of feed ground
and all kinds of grain separated.
Saws gummed at reasonable prices.
Corn in the ear wanted. Cash paid
or trade
Stylish Iron
The above is only one of our latest
shipment. Each is a winner. Come
and see for yourself. Each is equip
ped with the famous
S. S. Malleable
Rigid Rail Joint
which insures a firm and rigid bed.
We buy our iron beds with the same
care that we would exercise if each
one was to go into our own home.
This insures satisfaction, and our
customers stay our customers and
come back year after year for the
goods which "make good." Come
and let us show you these beds.
Hardware Co.
Corner of Bed
Showing Rigid
Rail Joint.

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