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Pttbliatl&d ETMT Thandiy.
Soilness Manager.
For durability the optimism of Mr.
Bryan is unequaled.
Cooling effects should not be sought
through the medium of a baseball fan.
Society at Newport has begun to
turn from the error of its ways by
substituting draw poker for bridge
Reports from the cabbage produc
ing districts indicate that there will be
no shortage of material for campaign
Had the independence party appro
priated a few more of Mr. Bryan's
planks his platform would have dis
appeared altogether.
It was apparently no surprise for
Mr. Rockefeller to learn that he had
so many friends on the circuit court
of appeals bench.
Three bishops having visited the
universal peace conference at London,
the next thing in order will be for the
convention to break up in a row.
The past week was a strenuous^ one
for Mr. Bryan. He has been reading,
marking, learning and inwardly di
gesting Mr. Taft's speech of accept
It has been ascertained beyond a
possible doubt that the man who fired
upon the steamer which was convey
ing Mr. Taft up the Ohio river was
not Mr. Bryan!
Samuel Gompers now denies that he
ever stated he would deliver the labor
vote to Bryan. The "power of the
press" was apparently more than Mr.
Gompers could withstand.
North Carolina has nominated Mr.
Kitchen for governor. Should he be
elected Mr. O'Day can give him valu
able pointers on the manner of or
ganizing and conducting his cabinet.
'Is Ewert a democrat?" queries
the Heron Lake News. Why insult
every self-respecting democrat in the
Second congressional district by pro
pounding such a query, Bro. East
It is very encouraging to learn that
a woman has invented an airship.
Heretofore the inventions of women
have been confined largely to air
castles end devices to deplete father's
Duluth is discussing the advis
ability of moving its red light district
from St. Croix avenue to Twelfth
avenue west. A befitting place to
locate such an abomination would be
in Lake Superior.
There was a big pow-wow of the re
publican leaders, including all the
members of the state committee, at the
Merchants hotel, St. Paul, on Tues
day. Reports from every section of
the state were encouraging.
At the meeting of the state committee
and republican leaders in St. Paul,
Tuesday, J. F. Jacobson said: "I do
not want to be elected unless the entire
lepublican ticket is elected." That
remark is characteristic of Mr Jacob
son. He has always been loyal to
his party associates.
It is to be hoped that the "big guns"
who may stump the state for the re
publican ticket this year will not
damn Mr. Jacobson with faint praise
in public and knock him incessantly
in the bar rooms of hotels at Jhe close
of each meeting.
Many a young woman worries over
the rapidity with which she is taking
on adiposity and in consequence fills
her system with antifats. A far better
way to remove superfluous oleaginous
matterand one recommended by the
medical fraternityis to assist mother
at the washtub.
Government attorneys are again
looking into Harriman's combination
of railroads. Harriman is running a
combine contrary to the Sherman
anti-trust laws all right, but the gov
ernment has not, after numerous in
vestigations, been able to prove it to
the satisfaction of the courts.
Mr. 0?Day (assuming an attitude of
pomposity): Of course a great honor
has been conferred upon Governor
Johnson in selecting him as a member
of Mr. Bryan's advisory committee,
but at the same time it imposes
another burden on my shoulders, for
I will have to do his work in that
A final settlement has just been
made in a lawsuit which was pending
for three hundred and forty years in
the courts of the state of Oaxaca,
Mexico. From the present outlook
the suits pending against the Standard
Oil company in the United States will
take even a longer period than that to
effect a settlement.
An expert electrician of Minneapo
lis, who carried with him a case of
instruments used in his business, was
arrested at Grand Rapids, charged
with burglary and locked up almost a
month to await trial. Whether the
fact that he gave his address as Min
neapolis is responsible for his arrest
is not known, but that city holds a
very unsavory record in the burglary
In writing to the St. Paul Dispatch
from Gettysburg Rev. David Morgan
refers to the immortal First Minnesota
as "the Thirteenth Minnesota," and
he tells of General Howard ordering
the Minnesota boys to charge the
enemy. It was General Hancock and
not General Howard who ordered the
First Minnesota to advance. Rev.
Morgan should post up a bit on his
Gov. Johnson in an interview at
Warsaw, Indiana, says "Minnseota is
normally republican, and it is a little
far in advance to tell what the state
will do this fall, but we will make a
fight there." The governor might as
well save his energy for some future
occasion, 1912 for instance.Brainerd
It is an utter impossibility to reserve
an energy which is absolutely ex
Mr. O'Day's organs evince that the
"great pressure" is being brought
gradually but surely to bear upon
Governor John, as predicted by the
Union. This pressure is of course
being regulated by the said Mr.
O'Day, and as soon as a sufficient
quantity has been turned onat the
opportune momenthe will touch the
button which starts his man Friday in
the race.
George B. Cortelyou, secretary of
the treasury, will probably be a
candidate for the republican nomina
tion for governor of New York in
opposition to Mr. Hughes. But what
crime has Governor Hughes com
mitted to create opposition in his own
party? He has been lauded as a
clean, able man,a man who has
made good,and from an impartial
viewpoint it looks as if he is entitled
to a renomination.
Twenty-five cents admission will be
charged during the campaign to the
halls in which prohibition spellbinders
dilate upon the party's doctrine, for
the prohibition national committee
has so decreed. If the wind splitters
have to depend on the gate receipts
for the liquidation of their expenses
we fear they will fare very badly.
There are but few people who will pay
to hear the spellbinders of any politi
cal party.
In Polk county they have the right
idea about road-improvement. At a
recent meeting of the county commis
sioners of that county it was ordered
that all future work on roads in Polk
county must be done under the super
vision of the county overseer of high
ways, and all workers on roads
unless under his supervision will
treated as trespassers. It was further
ordered that hereafter all roads must
be smoothed down=wittua roller-, Acme
harrow or splitlpg drag.
An irade has bee%issued by the sul
tan of Turkey proclaiming. general
amnesty to all political fugitives in
Two hundred thousand per.
sons, largely Armenians, are affected
by this proclamation, but it is hot ex
pected that many of them will take ad
vantage of it and return to their
native country. They are too con
versant with the character of the cun
ning old sultan to place any confi
dence in him. The proclamation IQOJIS
too much like a trap to them, sj^***"
In return for the- services^rendered
the democratic candidate forgovernor
in 1904, acting governor3
Frank "pay
contemplates taking the stump for
Paul A. Ewert in the Second congres
sional district. Frank is grateful for
past favors and in that respect he is
different from most politicians.
Frank Day has a bar'l o' money
stowed away and the head will be
staved in on or about September 1.
When the bar'l is empty Frank knows
where it can be replenished. This
information is given publicity for the
benefit of alleged independent moral
reform editors who are on the fence as
it were.
An underling in the United States
district attorney's office in St. Paul,
by the name of Ewert, who was given
a job as a reward for his treachery
to his party's nominee for governor
in 1904, aspires to the republican
nomination for congress in the Second
district. The idea of such a three
spot as Ewert aspiring to a seat in
congress from a district that has been
represented by such able men as John
Lind and J. T. McCleary is preposter
ous. Ewert's gall outweighs his
A lady friend in Minneapolis en
closes this extract from a newspaper
of 25 years ago: "The editor of the
Princeton Union asserts and sticks
to it, that the Minneapolis women are
way ahead of those of St. Paul in the
matter of good looks." Then she
adds in a note: "Dear friend Bob,
why did you change your mind?" We
have not changed our mind. Minne
apolis ladies, God bless them, are
still charming. But the majority of
the male bipeds of that city are per
fectly horrible.
William B. Allison^ senior United
States senator from Iowa, died at his
home in Dubuque on Tuesday. Sena
tor Allison was a native of Ohio and
was born in 1829. He has represented
Iowa in the national congress since
1863in the house eight years and in
the senate 27 years. He was a clean,
able man of national reputation, hav
ing twice been a candidate for the
republican nomination for the presi
dency, and thrice refused the position
Of secretary of the treasury which bad
been offered him by three presidents.
There is a law on the statute books
of Missouri, same as in Minnesota,
which provides that saloons must not
keep open on the Sabbath day. It re
quired no decision of the supreme
court to enforce obedience to
the law in Missouri. That state
has a chief executive in the person of
Gov. Folk who knows his duty and
does it. Ever since Folk became gov
ernor he has insisted upon a strict
compliance with the terms of the Sun
day closing act. Only last Sunday
he ordered out two regiments of the
national guards to enforce the law in
the great city of St. Louis, and the
Sunday liquor law was enforced in
that city. Gov. Folk has the courage
of his convictions and he never
attempts to shift any responsibility
that the laws of his state impose upon
J. B. Corey, a wealthy friend of the
prohibition cause in Pennsylvania
and one of the originators of the party
in that state, has withdrawn his sup
port and refuses to make any further
contributions. He intimates that
many of the prohibition leaders and
orators in that state are prohibition
ists for "revenue only," and over his
own signature repudiates those
leaders. In a letter to the press on
the 30th ult. he said:
"In the financial report of the chair
man of the prohibition party in
Pennsylvania there was a careful lack
of detailed items, upOn which $92,000
was collected and expended. As a
substitute for the detailed items there
was an illuminous heralding of the
great personal sacrifices the prohib
itions patriots are making. Yet I
question if there is one of them who
could realize as many dollars and
cents in a,ny legitimate business for
the sattuSp^ental and physical
"The same class of men who control
the old parties is in control of the
prohibition party, and they use it to
escape having to earn their bread by
the sweat of labor. Afte* electing
themselves to offices as an excuse to
collect the mojaey of the temperance
people, they have the spoils for four
years, adjourn and go home?"
Recently in New York Mr.- James jT
Hill gave an interview which should
be highly appreciated by laboring
men. The entire interview abounds
in good common sense. Mr. Hill paid
a high tribute to railroad employes
and workingmen generally. Among
other things he said:
"In this contingency there is one
step that must be taken if we are to
have a return of general prosperity
freight rates must be moderately ad
vanced. Justice demands that course
and the best interests of the country
at large require it. The alternative,
the reducing of wages, is a dangerous
expedient. Workmen need good wages
to live properly. Cutting wages Will
not reduce the cost of living. Rail
road operation requires good men.
And the men who are handling the
shuttling railroad trains today are
the class of men upon whom the very
life of this nation depends.
"If wages were cut there would be a
breaking up of these organizations of
loyal, earnest, dependable men andof
many workingmen of sterling value
would be lost. These men have a
right to good wages. Surely it would
be a dangerous expedient to step in
and cut wage scales in the face of the
increased cost of living that controls
"And what of those men and of the
workingmen engaged in all phases of
industrial activity today? What are
their chances of advancement? Where
do their true interests lie?" was asked.
"Well, to mention another fact
first," said Mr. Hill, "I must point
to the attitude which the great body
of workingmen of this country is as
suming today. During my fishing
trip in Canada I read, among other
periodicals, many magazines which
are issued by the various classes of
railroad men and their organizations.
I was struck at once with the manner
and the wisdom with which these men
have figured out this vital problem
one of the most vital questions facing
the nation todayin their own way.
Practically every one of these publica
tions carried editorials pointing out
that in this contingency there should
be cordial, constant co-operation be
tween the roads and the men, and
emphasizing, too, that legislators
must cease dangerous and interfering
tactics if general trouble is to be
averted. This fact again proves that
in any emergency the workingmen of
this country as a whole can be counted
upon every time, and that their judg
ment never is far from right. Further,
it demonstrates that they think for
themselves and are not led around by
"They have seen for themselves,
apparently, that certain legislation,'
both proposed and enacted in some
quarters, is playing with fire. They
see in some quarters there has been
too much readiness to inflict legisla
tion as alleged remedies which it is
beyond the power of the proposed
measure to give. The laws of trade
are as certain in their operation as
is the law of gravitation. You can't
set a broken leg by statute, and you
can't change a vital, life-giving com
mercial law by legislative enactment
without inviting serious trouble.
"These statements in question, so
have observed, insist that business
men should be allowed to run their
businesses, ever following just and
proper methods, of course, in a busi
ness way. In other words they echo
the demand of 'Leave us alone for a
time and all will be made right.' I
see further, by perusal of these same
publications, that the men have gone
farther and on their own initiative
directed their arguments and their
demands to our lawmakers individ
ually. That would seem to prove
that the earnest, industrious working
man knows where his best interests lie
and that he already has emphatically
expressed his belief in constant
loyalty to his employers.
"And that rule of loyalty is the
foundation of individual success.
Never before in the world's history
were so many opportunities for ad
vancement held out to the working
man in the ranks. Men who can ac
complishgood men, of eneigy and
initiativeare in greater demand than
ever before. One of the greatest prob
lems today is the finding of proper
men to place in posts of trust and re
sponsibility as foremen, superinten
dents and the like. We simply cannot
find such men fast enough. Why, all
but the merest fraction of the best
operating officials in the railroad
world today are men- who have come
up from the ranks, advancing by
earnest effort and untiring energy
along the hard, straight roadc
finding few'short outs.' By reason
of that manner of advance they-hve
tions that practical knowledge ob
tained bywrestling hand to hand "with
the minor problems that make up the
great whole, which enables them to
contend with and solve the ever more
intricate problems that are being
created each day by the big and grow
ing mechanism of national industry.
"Yes, sir, the man with the big op
portunities today is the man in the
ranks. With the armies of industries
constantly increasing in number more
generals and colonels and captains
are required. And those positions of
authority and responsibility constant
ly are calling for men. After all,
though, advancement depends upon
the man. Luck and laziness do not go
together. The^ man who climbs up
must prove himself and grasp his
opportunities. Opportunity will not
look him up. He must have his eyes
open. The men who have the capacity
and are content are not in danger ,pf
"In simple truth the man who
attends to his work, performing every
task set before him to the best of his
ability, will succeed anywhere."
A few years ago the Union said
James J. Hill was worth more to this
state and the northwest than all the
pin-headed demagogues and poli
ticians that could be stacked up in a
forty acre field. The St. Paul Dis
patch was one of the newspapers that
dissented from the Union's estimate
Mr. Hill and denounced the pub
lisher of this paper as one of the
pire-builder's satellites. The other
day there appeared in the St. Paul Dis
patch a double-leaded editorial the
opening paragraph of which is here
with reproduced:
"There is no living man who has
done as much for the twin cities and
the northwest as Mr. James J. Hill,
and this generation does not present
the name of another man who still has
it in his power to do more than he.
The fact that he has benefited by what
he has done is not a debatable ques
tion, for we all have been beneficiaries
of his genius. The St. Paul Dispatch
lias not always agreed with Mr. Hill
or advocated all of his policies, but
we have given and will give him credit
for what he has accomplished or may
yet achieve. We would not pluck one
leaf from the laurel wreath which he
has earned or bedim one single jewel
in the crown whicn he should wear,
and it is in this spirit we ask the
citizens of St. Paul to approach Mr.
Hill on the question of a new union
Krupp is now manufacturing field
pieces from compressed paper, and it
is said the guns are so light that a
man can shoulder one and carry it
around without being in any way in
convenienced, although the resistance
is greater than that of a steel field
piece of like caliber. These guns are
intended for use in situations where
the movement of steel field guns would
be impracticable. But how about the
projectiles? The soldiers could not
carry the shells in their ammunition
pouches for they are too heavy and
cumbersome, neither could bicycles be
successfully used in the rough country
for which the paper ordnance is in
tended. Thus each soldier would
have to be followed by a goat or
army mule as an ammunition carrier.
What an amusing spectacle this would
be in battle!
Alderman Moore of Duluth is
quoted as saying: "The statements
made in the newspapers last week do
not represent in the smallest degree
the horribly filthy condition of many
Duluth dairies. The awful unclean
liness of some of these places,
especially during the winter months,
is appalling and almost unbelievable.
Consumers would be frightened if they
knew how really bad conditions
were." But why are such conditions
permitted to exist in the face of the
fact that the state maintains a corps
of inspectors whose duty it is to prose
cute persons who conduct filthy
In hunting up material for campaign
thunder one of Mr. Bryan's press
agents made the "astounding dis
covery that Mr. Taft, when a young
man in Cincinnati, hammered the devil
out of an editor, which goes to show
that he possesses an evil disposition
and is an unfit man to be president."
It seems to us that a man capable of
casting out devils, whether by ham
mering or any other .means, is a re
formera good man! to pit against the
The candidacy of Bobdunn-Jacob
son amuses democrats but the backers
of it seem seriously-to wonder where
the laugh comes 'In.Albert Lea
brought with them to their high posi-i The laugh will come in on the even
ing of the third^ day of next November
at republican headquarters in St.
Paul. as
Mercenary editors of alleged repub
lican papers who are seeking for a
pretext to bolt Mr. Jacobson are
aware of the fact that Mr. Frank Day
has accumulated a campaign fund of
goodly* dimensions. The vultures
scent the carrion fromVfar.
Therefore They Will Defeat Bryan
The good old democratic days when
Coxey's armies were marching%?
through the land are still fresh in the^
minds of ^he people.Brainerd Dis
Only Bedbugs.
'^Polifcjjcs makes strange bedfellows'"
ahdTJkewsie "the political bee is.
buzzing." Maybe some of the bees
are only bedbugs.Barnesville
Who Cares?
Abusing the democrats whose loyal
ty to Byran withstood the favorite
son foolishness does not seem to be
the best way to secure democratic
harmonybut who cares?Journal
8* $-
Long Distance Courage.
Cussing Joe Cannon or Ira B. Mills
is a popular theme with some publish
ers, who undoubtedly wouldn't have
nerve enough to criticise a village
in their home town.Milaca
$..$. .j.
Should Receive Proper Recognition
Two old soldiers are after nomina
tions for office in this county. Every
man should take off his hat to a
veteran of the civil war, and more
than that, give him an office if he
wants it. The time is not long that
we will have the old vets with us.
Whoop it up for the boys who once
wore the blue in our country's defense.
Mankato Journal.
They Cannot Specify an Instance.
Just now it is very popular to jump
on Railroad Commissioner Mills, yet
no one has advanced a valid, sub
stantial argument why republicans
should be asked to bolt his nomina
tion. Perhaps he is not a corporation
hater, neither have his enemies
pointed out a single specific instance
where he has shown the "interests"
any undue favors. Mills was not our
personal choice, but his enemies will
have to produce better arguments than
they have so far done before the
Times joins in the cry for his defeat.
Then he is only one of three and to
throw all the blame on him is to give
him credit for being the entire board.
Preston Times.
Absolutely Fair, Just and Upright
Some of the republican newspapers
are dinging about Judge Mills, and
repeating aspersions onthis integrity
as a public official. The judge has
given honest service to the people
otherwise he would not be a poor man
as he is today. A railroad commis
sioner if false to his trust, need not
be poor. Judge Mills has endeavored
in the discharge of his official duties,
to be absolutely fair, just and upright.
He has never catered to Loftus and
Manahan, nor to the opposite, but
has given his best service to the com
mission in a fair impartial manner.
There is no reason why he should not
receive the united support of his
party.Rush City Post.
Brainy Judge Mills.
We imagine that the senior member
of the board of railroad and ware
house commissioners, fra B. Mills, is
more misuunderstood than entitled to
the roasts that are heaped upon him
by the press all because he has been
on the board so long and is charged
with being the tool of the railroads,
and some of the republican papers go
so far as to suggest that he will be
defeated if the democrats bring out a
man that is available. Now we do
not believe such is the case for he has
not showed any signs of catering to
the corporations, but on the other
hand is said to be a man who will
furnish much of the brains that will
be most necessary to the public good
on the organization of the new board.
Forgotten Exchange.
Governor John a Mere Ornament.
In a recent interview Governor
Johnson is reported as saying that
the pressure upon him may be so
great that he may be obliged to accept
another renomination for governor
on the democratic ticket. Aside from
among the democratic officeholders
who have been holding lucrative posi
tions at the public crib for nearly
four years there is no great demand
for the governor to accept a^renomina
tion and ifJje accepts such renomina
tion he will probably find that he is
not wanted at all. Aside' from mak
ing speeches on public occasions and
attending banquets in swell and aris- 1
tocratic attire, the governor has ac
complished very 'little. Sn his cam- -f*
paign for the democratic presidential /*|t%
nomination he claimed credit for al
most everything that the republican"
legislature did as 'well as for that^^
which the republican state officials i
accomplished. To the people within
the state who are aware of true facts
these boastful assertions will appear?^***
ridiculous and will be of no avail.
In the year 1908 the people of Minne
sota will want a useful rather than anizg
ornamental governor. They will want
one who has a record for doing things 1
rather than saying things.Martin
County Independent.

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