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BY R. O. DUNN. *wfcllHa Ktvmvy ThandMT. TBRM8-S1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. 1.25 I NOT PAID I N ADVANCE. PPIOBI FIRST ST EAST OP OOURTHOUSB. a. I. STAPLES, Bmlneat Manager. TH05 H. PR0W5B Editor. "Darn 'em" will be a more common expression with women when that tariff on stockings goes into effect. In these days of tipping we should at least be thankful that the dumb waiter never suggests that we dig up. It is contended that in the com mission plan of government no op portunity for grafting is afforded. The opportunity is there, all right, but no one so far has seemingly been de tected embracing it. Governor Johnson was right when he said many of the advocates of the tonnage tax bill did not comprehend its provisions. The same is true of many of the opponents of the bill. The ignorance displayed in discussing the measure is appalling. The Verndale Sun has entered upon its seventeenth year of publication and during the greater part of that time has been under the management of H. M. Henderson. It is among Minnesota's best country papers well edited and neatly printed. Again we are informed Minnesota's delegation in Washington is engaged in the pleasant pastime of selecting a republican candidate for governor. The delegation had better bend its energies to tariff revision or Mr. J. J. Hill's prediction may be verified. Congressman Scott of Kansas has introduced a bill in the house to pro hibit dealing in futures in wheat, corn and other agricultural products. The measure is strongly indorsed by Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and its principal aim is to prevent corners. It should pass. In one of his Minneapolis addresses Gipsy Smith assured his audience that there is a personal devil. Gipsy probably discovered him in Min neapolis, for if there is any place in the universe which the devil would be likely to select as his personal abode that place is the mill city. There is a bill before the Wisconsin legislature creating a commission whose duty it shall be to revoke the license of any saloonkeeper who sells liquor to a minor or permits a girl under 17 to attend dances given in a saloon.Duluth News Tribune. Can it be possbiJe that the saloon keepers of Wisconsin are premitted to conduct dances in their groggeries? City newspapers continue to harp on the "pork barrel"the omnibus road and bridge billand it is intimated that the supreme court will be called upon to pass on the constitutionality of the law. It looks as if an attempt was being made to manufacture senti ment against the bill. The supposi tion is that courts can not be influ enced by public sentiment as voiced by the newspapers, but it is a rather far-fetched supposition. The Pope is quoted as saying, in an address to the women of the Italian Catholic union last week: "Those who wish to make women the equal of man in all thingsto give her theuntil same rightsare assuredly in error. Woman mixe^d up in the agitations of public life would be the ruin of thethan family and society." These words are well worth weighing by women who neglect their childrenleave them in the care of neighbors and forget to cook their husband's meals while they go forth spouting female suffrage on the street corners. After tasting and testing countless brands of spiritus frumentior ser pentaria, as it is sometimes called with varying results, old Doc. Wiley has just concluded his soft drinks in vestigation. Hefindsthat these thirst quenchers, at least a considerable -percentage of them, contain stuff which will kill a man, perhaps, quicker than home-made drug store whiskey. Marble dust and caffeine, says the protector of public health, enter largely into the syrups from which these drinks are made, and he proposes to make an example of some of the manufacturers. A bill has been introduced in the Michigan legislature in which it is proposed to place a tax of 25 cents a ton on iron ore, regardless of its quality, and one-half cent per pound on copper. Representative Farmer is the author of the bill, but we should hope he is not one of Michigan's rep resentative farmers. W. D. Howells seeks to cast odium upon the late Edgar Allen Poe byit charging that he was drunk when he wrote his poems. This shows plainly the narrowness of the aforesaid Howell's mind. His intellect com pares with that of the distinguished poet in about the same proportion as the brain of a bedbug compares with that of a chimpanzee. The young Turkish party is deserv ing of commendation for its deter mined attack upon and its wresting of power from the blackguardly sultan, and there is every reason to believe that much good will come therefrom that an era of greater liberty, safety and prosperity has commenced in the Ottoman empire. The young Turks, or constitutionalists, are progressive they insist upon cleaning out the nefarious grafters and assassins who have heretofore ruled the empire. A Cleveland fanatic declares that the cyclone which swept through that city and destroyed several lives was intended by the Lord as a judgment upon that miserable sinner, John D. Rockefeller. This fellow is not only a fanatic "but a consummate ass. Mr. Rockefeller was not in Cleveland at the time and, besides, if the Lord sought to destroy the oil magnate he could have picked him up and dashed his head against a rock without killing any one else "or doing other injury. The daily press is authority for the statement that down in Chicago black guardly hirelings are teaching little children to use cocaine so that the de mand for the drug may be increased. These murderous villains are employ ed by unscrupulous druggists, the dis patches say. We can think of no ade quate punishment for such abominable crime unless it be to place these emis saries of hades between boards and saw them in two lengthwiseone of the methods of torture resorted to during the Spanish Inquisition. Who is responsible for the attempt to mutilate our beauitful language by introducing the so-called 'simplified' spelling?" asks an exchange. So far as we have been able to ascertain it was first sprung upon the public by the book trust, -and the object is obvious. Were this combine to suc ceed in standardizing the abominable chopped-up spelling new text books would be required in the schools and the book trust would receive the orders therefor. It would put millions of dollars into the coffers of this ex tortionate monopoly. A mill hand at Menominee, Mich., who had been in the habit of abusing his wife and family every time he filled up with poor whiskey, was warned by his fellow-employes to mend his ways. The warning was unheeded. A fewwould nights since the brute was taken into the woods by a number of his enraged fellow-workers, his clothing was torn off and he was whipped with switches he was insensible, then he was hurled into the Menominee river and was finally dragged out more dead alive. The next day the fellow signed the pledge. Those who predicted that President Taft would not continue the policies of his predecessor were entirely in error. From the start made by himtory it is evident that he is imbued with a determination to fight evil andfightitin hard. His latest order to the depart ment of justice and the interstate com merce commission is to commence a sweeping investigation of twelve big railroad systems which are charged with extorting excessive rates for both freight and passenger service, and, if possible, to break up these combi nations which are being operated un lawfully and against the welfare, prosperity and happiness of the people living in the regions which these roads traverse. In the list of twelve systems mentioned for investi gation the Great Northern does not appear. 7*r, '-^SS The Minneapolis Tribune says, "all things are ready for the beginning of the Armour Packing company plant at New Brighton" and that Mr. Armour, before departing for Europe, said, "We shall wait for the proper time." To a man up a tree this looks like an evasive statementit looks as if Armour were trying to dodge the proposition. The "proper time'' with Armour is probably like "tomorrow" will never come. It is costing too much to run,, the state and govern its people and who is there that will not agree to this? Granite Falls Tribune. No sensible person will disagree with you, Bro. Putnam. There is alor together too much governing in this state nowadays. It is getting so that one cannot turn around without but ting into a state official of some kind or other, and they all cost money. The alpha and omega of statesman ship seems to consist of devising ways and means of raising more money by taxation and creating bureaus, com missions and officials to expend the same. """1tt"*' ^'i^'^ The state of Washington is having its epoch of graftthere seems to bedoes graft everywhere throughout the length and breadth of that common wealth. Insurance Commissioner Schively is the latest to be arrested upon charges of this nature and the Everett Tribune comes out openly and declares Schively not only to be a grafter but a prevaricator and coward. Grafting on this great continent has attained enormous proportionsit appears to be as contagious as ty phoid fever or the measles. W. S. Taylor, former governor of Kentucky, who was charged with com plicity in the Goebel murder, and who for nine years has been a fugitive in Indiana, last week received a full par don from Governor Wilson and, with his family, will return to his native state. There was never any evidence adduced to connect Mr. Taylor with the murder of Goebel and, in granting the pardon Governor Wilson said: "Taylor's experience has been one of the saddest in the history of the com monwealth." What a howl would have gone up from the Johnsonian organs if a re publican governor had vetoed the tonnage tax bill! As it is, almost every Johnson organ in the state, alleged republican as well as demo cratic, approve of the governor's action. For once the i on agrees with the "organs." But it might be said with truth that had it not been for the governor's utterances on the stump and in his 1907 and 1909 inaugurals there would have been no tonnage tax bill for him to veto. It was an issue of his own making. While Japan may not actually fear another conflict with Russia, it is pre paring for any possible event of that nature by stringing soldiers along the Manchurian frontier. Japan is at this time financially weakit has reached its limit in securing loans of any great amount from the powers. Consequently an invasion by Russia be altogether a different propo sition from the "late unpleasantness." Russia has negotiated large loans, has reorganized and re-equipped its army and can place, it is estimated, three million men in the field. Russia learned a lesson when it was whipped to a finish by a handfulmetaphori cally speakingof pigmies, and itgrains does not propose to lekthe like occur again. Russia is ready for the fray and no one should be surprised if at no distant day a vast army of Mus covites swoops down upon the terri which was once the czar's and wrests it from the Mikado. Sentiment this country during the Russo-Jap anese war was with the brown runts, but should hostilities again break out between these nations that sentiment would be reversed, for the Japs have proven themselves to be undesirable citizensMr. Roosevelt's opinion the contrary notwithstanding. America, and especially for the Pacific coast towns, nothing better could occur than another war between Rus sia and Japan, for the alien would be called home to fight those who were not killed could prevented from again returning There are instances in which war is blessing in disguise. --^III^IH 5 THE PllMCaT0Zr ^Mb^r^Ql^&AT, APBIL 29, 1909. to For runts and be HMMHiMHiMMi A law is badly needed in this country to prohibit gambling in futures, whichas in the case of Pat ten, who recently cornered wheat ofttimes throws the market into con vulsions and ruins hundreds. Not T^Tim alone has this big market manipula tion of Patten's caused enormous financial losses, but it has driven men suicide. Even th,e increase in theD to and plunging of this grain gambler. While a cent or two on a loaf of bread not materially affect the man in it means in many instances virtual starvation. That one gambler should be enabled to bring about such de plorable conditions is outrageous, and the sooner congress sees fit to enact laws which will make the corner ing of markets impossible the better. From a careful perusal of a large number of the state papers we are con vinced fhat public sentiment sustains Governor Johnson's veto of the ton nage tax bill. There are a few papers that condemn the governor and question his motives. Of course there is room for honest difference of opinion, but why not give the govern credit for doing what he thought was just and right? We think the governor was conscientious and honestly believed that in exercising the veto power he was acting for theand best interests of the entire state. One thing is indisputable, the taxing officers of the state have it within their power to compel the producing mines to pay as much into the state treasury under the ad valorem system as the tonnage tax would produce. The advocates of a tonnage tax seem to overlook this simple fact. Taking the Cob Gut of Corn The latest product of scientific agriculture is a cobless corn. A farmer of Illinois under the patronage of the argicultural college of that state is trying to take the cob out of corn and make the kernels grow in a close head like those of wheat. Apparently this is the highest point reached in the evolution of grain. The finer grains fit for bread grow in this close head, with the kernels cling ing to the stalk. Coarser grains fit only for the use of cattle grow in a more straggling head with along stem analogy Indian corn would be in a. are crowded 'together on hard woody cylinder, unfit for food VV^^fwgfa^' price of bread both in this country joke, and the biggest kind of a joke in Europe is indirectly due to the on the fellows who took it serious and Willmar Journal. solem A correspondent of the Pioneer Press who signs himself A. L. Doeg, finds fault with the recent legislature for enacting a law "t tax the poor down-trodden farmer one-fourth of a cent a bushel on all the wheat and flax he may raise, and one-eighth of a cent on what oats, barley and corn he may raise or have on hand when the assessor shall appear on his yearly round." The correspondent errs. The law in question applies to grain in elevators and warehouses, and the tax is one-fourth of a mill on wheat and flax and one-eighth of a mill on other grain, but even so it is ill advised legislation. Grain in eleva tors should be taxed the same as other property. Under that wide open amendment, which was read into the constitution by a majority of ourDakota supreme court, any rank injustice in taxation is possible. A bushel tax on grain is as undesirable as a tonnage tax on iron ore, and there is no good reason why the governor should ap prove of the one and veto the other. which grows directly out of the stalk depravity, it is a cnrse but if it in an oblong sheath or husk. His torically wheat has been cultivated as many thousands of years as Indian corn has been cultivated hundreds. It is reasonable to expect, therefore, that the latter is susceptible of much higher development. Probably civi lized farming has improved the kernel benefit.Frazee Free Press vastly since the Pilgrims landed in New England and the Cavaliers in Virginia. The Illinois farmer is more ambi tious of corn without cob, whose kernels grow something like those of oats, each in its Own husk at the end Of a Bicycle Riders Take Notice stem. He is now at work getting rid A village ordinance prevails which of the stem by carefulT corn grow, more wheat or rye We do not know what the effect of this change will be on the Indian corn plant, which is one of the most beauti ful in cultivation. It is well known that the corn ovaries are fertilized from another flower on the same stalk. If this can be imagined as anand earlier form of the wheat plant, per haps the corn of future ages will bear single bunches of complete flowers, afterwards heads of grain near the top of a huge stalk resembling that of millet.Minneapolis Tribune. ^^S!^f alikle i L^.l &bte^'*&**'^^*^ ^iv,^^^^ii^^^^^a^ SI gfv^^^ J#**"%^*1 N OPINIONS OF EDITORS to nc Akeley Is a No-License Town. Too many drunkesm on the streets these days for a temperance town uB. nw The city officials put the lid on Sun day night.Akeley Herald-Tribune. How About Thorpe Himself? Senator Thorpe's bill "to make A. Stephens governor" was only a $- $- No Respecter of Theories. Dress in a family, says the econo- comfortable circumstances, it means mist, should average from 15 to 20day much to the poverty stricken, of whom perth cent of the income. This mayndo there are thousands in the large cities fo eory but the practical ma is confronted by a condition called mil linery that is no respecter of theories. Duluth Herald. Would Make a Good Auditor Hon. J. F. Jacobson is mentioned as a candidate for state auditor. Mr. Jacobson would be a good man foro'clock the position, and the voters would show some appreciation of his worth by electing him to this important state office.Evansville Enterprise. 5* But the Plant May Froye a Fizzle. Hennepin county will build a new macadam road from Minneapolis to New Brighton at a cost of $1,000,000. This would indicate that someone firmly believes that Armour is in earnest about building that new pack ing plant.Breckenridge Telegram. Hard on the Groom. The poor groom has had 25 cents added to his troubles right on thenished beginning of his matrimonial voyage. A bill has been passed relieving a clergyman from paying the recording fee and adds the amount to the cost of the license.Dodge County Republi can. No Law Too Drastic for Drug Store Pigs. Two new laws passed by the North legislature will make the sale of liquors more difficult in our neigh boring state. One law provides that after July 1, no liquor advertisements can be published in a North Dakota newspaper. The other law provides for the inspection of each brand of liquor shipped into the state. This will hit the drug store blind pigs. Moorhead Independent. Prosperity Will Reign Supreme Now that the tonnage tax bill has been vetoed the iron range country will vibrate with the wheels of inmanufacturer dustry in the mines, on the railroads and at the great iron ore shipping ports of Two Harbors and Duluth, and the great steel plant in the Zenith City will no doubt soon be built and stand as a monument typical of thethe gigantic iron ore interests of the Lake Superior region. The wave of pros perity and sunshine of contentment and hope will reflect upon every home fireside in the range cities.Two Harbors Iron Port. Should Receive Higher Salaries. There is no profession or occupa tion so underpaid as that of school teachers. And there is no profession or occupation that ought to be better paid. The average cook or house maid gets larger compensation than the average woman school teacher, considering that they are provided with bed and board. And this should not be. The teachers are worth far more to the community than they are receiving. They not only instruct the young along educational lines, but assist them in laying the foundation upon which can be constructed useful citizenship.Mankato Free Press. Mitchell a (successful Leader. Such men as John Mitchell are the very best kind of leaders for the workingmen, and that this is realized by them is seen in the affectionate regard the miners have for the man who so wisely led them during the between the grains and the stalk. By great strike seven years go, and who so constantly gives them good coun- lower stage of development, since the se As an instance in which he truly said that, "if the shorter day has given the miners more time for drink and given them more time for their fam ilies and for books, it is a Godsend." Such words coming from him have great weight with the men, and it is cheering to know that to the great mass of them the shorter day is a For farm loans go to Robt. H. King. He gives lowest rates, best He has produced a few grains terms and quick service. 50-tf selectioine prohibitsonpersons from riding their 'of bioycle tho sidewalk and -akto such offense punishable by a fine of first not less than five dollars for the conviction. Therefore, all persons found violat ing such ordinance will be arrested brought before a justice of theMiH peace. I shall see that this ordinance is strictly enforced. S. A. Cravens, Village Marshal. Dated Apr,il 28, 1909. Church Topics 5unday and Weekday Announcements. METHODIST. Morning service, 10:30 evening service, 8 p.m. Epworth league, 7 p. m. Sunday school, 12 m. Joseph W. Heard, Minister. CONGREGATIONAL. Morning service, with sermon and Sacrament of the Lord's supper, 10:30: evening service. 8 o'elock, sermon subject, "Mr. Liar Sunday school, 11:45 a. m. Christian Endeavor meet ing, 7 p.m. midweek meeting, Thurs evening at 7:30. SWEDISH LUTHERAN. Next Sunday, May 2, services will be held in Livonia church, Zimmer man, at 10:30 a. m. Sunday school at 12 m. The Ladies' Aid society of Emanuel church, Princeton, will give a basket social on Wednesday, May 5, in the parlors of the church, beginning at 8 p. m. The Ladies' Aid society of Emanuel church will hold its regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Hoglund, at 2:30 p. m. All are most cordially invited to be present. Aug. Lundquist, Pastor. Gfranite Monuments. From now until Decoration day I will take orders for monuments manu factured from the world-famed Barre Vermont granite. I can also furnish, if so desired, monuments cut from a cheaper grade of granitethe Little Falls and St. Cloud variety. Stone foundations 5 feet deep are fur free with each monument. Call and look over the designs. 13-4t E. A. Ross, Undertaker. Words to Freeze the Soul "Your son has consumption. His case is hopeless." These appalling words were spoken to Geo. E. Ble vens, a leading merchant of Spring field, N. by two expert doctors one a lung specialist. Then was shown the wonderful power of Dr. King's New Discovrey. "After three weeks use," writes Mr. Blevens, "he was as well as ever. I would not take all the money in the world for what it did for my boy." Infallible for coughs and colds, its the safest, surest cure of desperate lung diseases on earth. 50c. and $1.00 at C. A. Jack's drug store. Guarantee satisfaction. Trial bottle free. Monuments. J. N. Westlund, the monument of Center City, Minn., was here this week erecting a fine monument*for the Rines family, which the family is greatly pleased with. It not only is the largest in Oak Knoll cemetery but the lettering is much finest of any in this part of the country. Mr. Westlund is doing a large business all over the northwest. Parties intending to get anything in his line should call on his local representative, D. A. Kaliher, as his work is the best and prices are from 10 to 25 per cent below city prices. (Advt.) Bids Wanted. Bids will be received up to May 1, 1909, for reflooring the whole of the first floor of the court house. These bids must be put in for both hard maple and quarter-sawed Georgia pine. The committee will determine which shall be used. The committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated April 21, 1909. O. H. Uglem, John Dalchow, F. C. Cater, Committee. MARKET REPORT The quotations hereunder are those prevailing on Thursday morning at the time of going to press POTATOES Ohios 85 Burbanks 85 Kose 75 GRAIN, HAY, ETC. Wheat, No. 1 Northern 1.03 Wheat, No. 2 Northern 01 Barley 47@53 Oatx la hasWild "."..".*.l".firstname.lastname@example.org(a)4 & *&- 65@68 hay 3 50 Tame hay email@example.com LIVE STOCK Fat beeves, per ft 3c 3c Calves, per ft 3c 4c Hogs, per cwt $4.00 $5.00 Sheep, per ft 3ic@4e Hens, old, per ft 6e Springers, per ft 7C A Fresh Start Ground Floor Prices HOWD YOU LIKE TOWN LOTSTJTHA BUSINESS CHANCES In new railroad terminal town in beautiful hardwoha section of Central Minnesota AL N LANDS UNEXCELLEDFOEELS ANYWHERE n,OV DAIRYING GARDENING FRDIT RAISING FIELD CROPS Next Door to Iron Ranee and Duluth riarkets (Something in that worth thinking about, too) and factory for manufacturing all kinds of hardwood furnishes constant market in Hill City for the Umber so that it is immediate and sufficient support for the settler. That is im portant. This new district is in Northwestern Aitkin county and just reached by new rail road For full particulars write to The Hill City Investment Company Hill City, Minn. .^Vi" 6*.