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Published Evwy Thursday.
Business Manager.
J. S. Arenson has secured control
of the Chisholm Tribune-Herald,
which is equivalent to saying that
Chisholm will now have a newspaper
second to none on the iron ranges.
Bier Albert Berg, former secretary
of state, is a candidate for the repub
lican nomination for senator in the
61st district. Mr. Berg, if .elected,
will make his voice heard in behalf of
fair play for northern Minnesota.
Attorney General Wickersham has
rendered an opinion to the effect that
there can be no legal objection to the
retention of General Robert E. Lee's
statue in the hall of fame, and Presi
dent Taft has rightly approved of the
attorney general's findings.
Our democratic friends had a deuce
of a time in Minneapolis last Thurs
day. At times the convention was
simply a disorganized mob. The re
publican state convention was little
better. We are almost convinced that
the direct primary law should be ex
tended to state officers.
The first filing made with the aud
itor in this county is that of W. A.
Fleming for renomination as county
attorney on the republican ticket.
Brainerd Dispatch.
He ought to be nominated and re
elected without opposition, for he is
an honest, competent and conscien
tious official, and fearlessly dis
charges every duty imposed upon him.
Notwithstanding flattering offers of
supportsupport that meant his elec-
tionG. B. Bjornson of the Minneota
Mascot refuses to become a candidate
for senator from the Seventeenth dis
trict. His work as editor and post
master will not permit of his candi
dacy. Mr. Bjornson would have
made an excellent legislator for he
has brains and the courage of his
Cambridge again has two news
papers published in the English
languagethe Swedish publication
"Nordtsjarnan" will hereafter be
known as the North Star and will be
printed in English. The first number
of the North Star is neatly gotten-up
well filled with interesting reading
matter and reflects credit upon its
publisher, Mr. F. A. Guderian. Per
haps there is sufficient business in
Cambridge to support two good local
newspapers, but we doubt it.
Here is the ticket that was placed in
nomination by the democrats at their
state convention in Minneapolis last
Thursday: Governor, John Lind
Lieutenant Governor, M. C. Tifft, of
Long Prairie Secretary of State,
Fred W. Johnson, New Ulm Treasur
er, Charles F. Ladner, St. Cloud
Auditor, J. Meighen, Preston
Attorney General, J. M. Freeman,
Olviia: Clerk of the Supreme Court,
Fred E. Wheaton, Minneapolis Rail
road and Warehouse Commissioner,
J. C. Tracy, Rochester Justices of
the Supreme Court, Justice T. D.
O'Brien, St. Paul, and Judge A. H.
Snow, Winona, for the terms begin
ning Jan. 1, 1911 and Justice C. L.
Brown, Morris, and Judge P. E.
Brown, Luverne, the republican
nominees, for the terms beginning
Jan. 1, 1912.
That brave old newspaper veteran,
Hon. James E. Child of the Waseca
Herald, who is eternally fighting the
battles of the masses, begins to
realize that the people he is trying to
befriend will not lift a finger to help
themselves and, in agony of spirit he
groans and cries out:
"Oh, for a 'square deal' for the toil
ing, moiling, patient producers, who
seem to be too busy, too ignorant,
too indifferent and too much given to
baseball, prize fighting, drinking and
useless amusements in their short
hours of leisure, to secure justice for
themselves and their children!"
Commenting on Mr. Child's efforts
in behalf of the producers, the North
field Independent states the naked
truth when it says the people never
appreciate the services rendered them
by such men as Mr.-Child, -We quote
the Independent: *&* t~?*& "msf
"It was ever thus no man ever yet
started out with earnest and honest
intentions to do battle for the people,
who did not sooner or later feel the
discouragement of the apathy and in
difference of the people themselves,
who fritter away their time in vain
things, and then deplore the condi
tions that have obtained through their
own inattention."
John Lind professes to be indignant
because the democratic state conven
tion nominated him for governor.
There is no reason for the show of
temper on Mr. Lind's part. His
party, or an overwhelming majority
thereof, paid him a high honor,
despite the plotting and counter-plot
ting of the brewery and whiskey in
terests, in nominating him. Now he
has gone to Alaska after contemptu
ously declining, through the medium
of the press, the nomination, and add
ing that he would not serve as gover
nor if elected.
If Mr. Lind has been quoted cor
rectly he is ungrateful to say the
least. He, himself, is to blame for
the predicament in which his party is
placed by his refusal to accept the
nomination and make the race. The
letter he wrote Mr. Frank Day several
weeks ago did not positively state
that he would not accept the nomina
tion if it were tendered him. Mr.
Lind is a lawyer and understands the
meaning and value of words. He
could have made his position clear in
a one sentence letter of less than twen
ty words and saved himself and his
party a deal of trouble.
If he had said, I am not and will
not be a candidate for governor, and
will not serve if elected," his name
would not have been mentioned in
connection with the governorship in
the democratic convention.
Even should Mr. Lind be prevailed
upon to change his mind and permit
the use of his name he would not poll
his party's strength. On the other
hand he undoubtedly would receive a
strong support from county option
republicans, 'probably more than
enough to offset the democratic defec
Notwithstanding everything that has
happened and tne seeming demoral
ization in the democratic tanks, if
John Lind's name appears on the
ballot the friends of Governor Eber
hart should not labor under the delu
sion that he will be an easy winner.
Owing to the four per cent railroad
gross earnings lawa law which not
a single official in the state capitol
at present helped helped to place
upon the statute booksthe increase
in insurance, inheritance and other
corporation taxes there is a balance
of goodly proportions in the state
treasury, and the city dailies are
filled with slushy articles and inter
views conveying the impression that
Governor Eberhart and the other state
officials are going to wipe out all
direct state taxes and present the tax
payers of the state with several mil
lion dollars besides. With the pos
sible exception of Attorney General
Simpson, who collected a nice little
sum from the Kennedy estate, not one
of the present state officials is respon
sible for the plethoric condition of the
treasury at present. The man more
than all others who is entitled to
credit is J. F. Jacobson. But Mr.
Jacobson has no subsidized press
agents or hordes of underlings to
sound his praises.
There is a great deal of nonsensical
palaver about reducing the tax levy
below the rate fixed by the legislature.
Legislative tax levies have been re
duced before and there was no fuss
made about it either. That is a
matter for the state auditor to deter
mine after the tax commission has
completed its labors. If the valua
tion of the state is increased mater
ially, that alone would justify the
state auditor in reducing the rate
Before any great reduction is made
in the tax levy it might be well to
take into consideration the probable
reduction in the gross earnings of
railroads in northern Minnesota this
fall, and the corresponding reduction
in the taxes that will be paid by rail
roads operating in that territory.
If there is a surplus in the treasury,
after the first of the year-why nor can-
cel a million or so of the capitol cer
tificates held by the permanent school
fund and loan out the money to Min
nesota towns and counties? That
would be better than selling Massa
chusetts or Virginia bonds at par or
less to provide funds for home bor
rowersschool districts, villages,
cities, towns and counties of Minne
We are glad that the state finances
are in such a healthy condition, but
it must be remembered that the entire
burden of indirect as well as direct
taxation is borne by the tax-payers of
the state, for corporations have a
way of unloading their taxes on the
producer and the consumer.
Hence this talk about saving the
tax-payers millions of dollars is the
merest rot and is being used solely
for electioneering purposes. i
MM 4'**-
The Irish Are Blameless.
We cannot state if Lind's nomina
tion is due to the Irish or not. We
know it is due to the democrats.St.
Paul Review.
4* $-
More Than a Party Issue.
The good roads issue ought to be
something more than a party issue.
It ought to be a state wide issue.
Madison Independent-Press.
Absolutely Necessary.
State superintendency of the con
struction of bridges and highways is
not only desirable but absolutely
necessary if one wants permanent and
well constructed thoroughfares.
Anoka Herald.
A Real Live Issue
That one-mill road tax of which
Bob Dunn was the originator refuses
to be downed and is a live issue over
the state, despite the fact that conver
sation and other issues have paid
press agents.Grant County Review.
The Aesthetic Side of I
There is an aesthetic side to the
good roads movement that is of no
little importance. What is drearer,
what more depressing than to drive
along a country road deep with mud
and furrowed by ruts, the water
standing in pools in the road and
where ditches ought to be.Two
Harbor Journal-News.
A Gigantic Fir Tree.
From Seattle comes the story of a
fourteen-room two-story and a half
house, built of the lumber from one
fir tree. The tree was cut into six
logs and scaled 40,000 feet. The dis
tance to the first limb was one
hundred feet. The stump measured
seven feet and nine inches in diameter
inside the bark.Mississippi Valley
Cutover Lands Make Fine Farms
The task of making homes on the
cutover lands of this section seems
hard for the casual observer. It is
hard work, but not more so than it is
to make a success of other callings.
The ^easy" land of this country is
about exhausted and the alternative
now lies between the timbered, drained
or irrigated sections.Two Harbors
fr 5*
should be Looked Into
A big scandal is said to be pending
over the state ditching business in
northern Minnesota. It has been per
fectly apparent that a large amount
of money was being wasted in making
ditches which will be filled up several
times before the country tributary is
ever put under cultivation. It is
claimed that ditches have been dug
and the contracts let after they were
completed.Fergus Falls Journal.
More Than One Issue.
Some of the state politicians are
beating the one issue tom-tom until
you appear to hear nothing else.
This is a pretty big state, however,
and there are a lot of things to take
care of in the conduct of its affairs.
Men of good business judgment and
patriotism are needed in all branches
of- its government. Do not be misled
by distracting noises that cover the
ulterior motives of designing politi
cians and selfish interests.Dassel
An Exceedingly Common Man.
Preacher Beldin, who used to hang
around this locality, and for the past
few years has been running a paper at
Austin, has become so much of a
Tawney hater (for reasons best
known to himself) that he has become
batty, and wanders about the country
looking for someone to run for con
gress on the anti-Tawney platform.
One of the common people is wanted,
says Beldin. If that is all they want
Editor Beldin should enter the race
alonehe is about as common as
anything we know of.Heron Lake
J. N. Rogers Suggests that He is the
Man to Lead the Democratic
Hosts to Victory.
Mr. Hill Would Give the State a
Business Administration and
Clean Out the Drones.
Princeton, Minn., Aug. 1.
Ed. Union: Now that it is con
ceded John Lind will be unable to
head the democratic ticket, let the
committee fill the vacancy with the
name of James J. Hill.
I am convinced that Mr. Hill would
consent if the importance of such
action was properly placed before
Give this suggestion the publicity
of editorial mention, and await the
Democracy will demand that he be
come their Moses. The time, the place,
the man are at hand. Will democracy
arise to the situation?
Yours truly,
J. N. Rogers.
Tough on Alvah.
Carrie Nation lectured at St. Cloud
on Sunday and one of the first things
she told the audience was that she
saw the devil as soon as she reached
that city. Whether St. Cloud is his
permanent address'or whether he was
just spending a few days there Carrie
did not enlighten the people on.
Brainerd Dispatch.
It is currently reported that the first
object Carrie's eyes rested upon was
Alvah Eastman's baldhead, whereat
she exclaimed "The Devil'" Yes,
St. Cloud is his permanent abode.
St. Cloud Times.
A Knock That Wrecked a Door and
Raised a Rumpus.
Some of the inns of modern China
are badly built. The correspondent of
the London Times in traveling across
the country recently had this experi
ence: "At only one village had 1 any
difficulty. We were marching late in
the dark, and I had sent my groom
on ahead to find me an inn. as he had
often done before. He entered the
village, and, finding the large inn door
closed, he called out to the people to
open it But his Peking speech is not
easily understood in Kansu, and no one
answered him. Then he knocked, and
to his dismay the crazy door fell down
Immediately there was a row. The
innkeeper and his vociferous spouse
shouted out their wrongs.
"Every one came into the street to
hear the whole village was roused.
When 1 arrived it seemed Jibe a dem
onstration in my honor. As is the
custom, a dozen people together told
me what had happened. 1 soon satis
fied every one by first examining the
damage and then paying compensa
tion in full 1 paid 100 cash (rather
more than twopence), and my gener
osity was approved
"The structure thus damaged re
minded one of the jerry built houses
familiar to students in Edinburgh,
where it is on record that a lodger
once complained to his landlord that
the ceiling in his room had fallen
down 'But how do you account for
that?' asked the landlord 'Somebody
In the next flat sneezed.' replied the
Delehanty's Four Homers and a Single
In Five Times at Bat.
The baseball expert Hugh S. Fuller
ton, in an article on "Batting" in the
American Magazine, describes as fol
lows the greatest hitting feat recorded,
executed by Ed Delehanty, and which
it was his good fortune to witness:
"Adonis Terry was pitchinga great
pitcher with a wonderfully fast curve
balland three of the home runs were
made off the curve. The first time
at bat Delehanty hit the ball high over
the right field fence, perhaps seventy
feet from the foul line, which would
be 245 feet from the plate, and the
fence was thirty-five feet high. The
second time he hit over the same fence,
but farther toward center field. The
third time he drove a single over short
stop, a line hit and perhaps the hard
est hit of all. Dahlen. leaping, touched
the ball with both hands. They were
torn apart and the ball caromed al
most to the left fielders before it struck
the ground. The next home run was
straight to the center field between
the clubhouses, nearly 400 feet away.
The last time he came to the bat the
crowd was cheering him ont Lange
retired between the clubhouses, which
were set at angles. Delehanty bit a
curve bafl. It-alighted on the roof of
one clubhouses bounded to the roof of
the other and.rolled halfway back to
the second baseman. And yet Chicago
won the game8 to$.
i. sn.arcK and Mis Dog.
Sultan. Prince Bismarck's favorite
boarhound, attacked a passing rail
road train and was cut to pieces. Bis
marck's grief over'-tbe dog's agonies
was such that his son Herbert tried to
lead him away, but the prince would
not go. "No, I cannot leave him like
this." Then, when the dog's suffer
ings were over, Bismarck wiped bis
eyes and murmured: "Our Teuton
forefathers showed benevolence in
their religion. They believed they
would find in the hunting grounds of
their paradise all the dogs that had
been their faithful comrades here be
low. I wisKT xKnild believe that."
Falling Robes That Resulted Jn Most
'I*** Graceful Attitude.
'Harry Furniss tells a story of Mary
Anderson's initial season in London.
"Her first appearance was as Perdita,"
he says in the Strand Magazine, "and
I thought her the most charming fig
ure I had ever seen on the stage.
"She kindly posed for me after a
performance at the Lyceum, and when
she asked me the position I would like
her to take I mentioned one she had
assumed in the second act. in which
she stood holding the drapery in her
hand, which was resting on her hip.
'Do you leally mean that?' she asked.
'Yes that attitude struck me as the
most artistic of all your graceful move
ments 'Well.' she said, 'as a matter
of fact, my robes had come unfastened
and were falling off, and I was holding
them on. but I shall now purposely
make them slip in the same way.*
And that pose was repeated nightly
during the run of the play.
"On the first night at the Lyceum
she was moved in the great scene by
the Tough, picturesque lover, played
on that occasion by handsome Jack
Barnes. As she rose to her feet it was
perceived, to the delight of us all, but
to the discomfiture of the actors, that
Mr. Barnes' wig had caught in the
shoulder clasp of Perdita and rose
from his head with her and further
.more refused to be detached for some
"Even this popular actress could not
escape the chaff of the gods. She was
playing Galatea in Sir W. S. Gil
bert's playand a charming Galatea
she madewhen, in the critical scene
in which she appeals to the gods to
enable her to bring Pygmalion and
Cynisca together again, the actress
held up her arms and, unconsciously
looking up at the gallery, cried out.
'The gods will help me!'
"To Miss Anderson's surprise, all the
occupants of the gallery, as if by pre
arrangement, called out with one voice,
'We will!'"
They Are Not the Society People Who
Get the Advertising.
"Society people are supposed to be
the biggest offenders," said a treasury
official, "but it is simply that they get
more publicity. We had a Harlem
butcher who smuggled in $1,000 worth
of jewels and then got trapped be
cause he took an orange from the
table after lunch. He put the orange
in his pocket, and the bulge drew the
inspector's attention. He was search
ed and the jewels found.
"There was, too," he continued rem
iniscently, "a noted musician who goes
back and forth every year to Paris
and who bought a Stradivarius violin
one year. He sold his old one and
brought the famous Strad back in his
own case, covered as it was with cus
torn stamps Naturally the inspectors
passed it, but the musician boasted of
his violin, and a dealer who went to
see it heard the story of its purchase
and notified us.
"There was a man from Naples who
came in with his shirt fairly lined
with jewels, and there are the Syrians
who smuggle in laces and handkei
chiefs, and there are the manufactur
ers who declare half or three-quartets
in and smuggle the rest
"There are automobile men who
bring their machines in with faked
certificates of \alue. and there are
buyers of cheap jewelry who bring
great cases of plated brooches and
bracelets, etc., with magnificent sap
phires. rubies and even diamonds set
in with bits of glass, and these neces
sitate weeks of work for the jewel ex
perts in the appraiser's stores
Washington Times.
It Looked Suspicious.
"As I was coming out of a store this
evening I saw an amusing sight." said
a shopper "A light rain was falling
and as the woman in front of me
stepped out she opened her umbrella.
Out of it fell a jeweled hatpin, a pair
of gloves and two men's handkerchiefs
On its face it seemed like a case of
shoplifting, but as she gathered up the
articles the woman said:
"Well, if here isn't Mary's emerald
hatpin and the gloves I was looking
for last week and two of George's
best handkerchiefs. I never thought
of looking in the umbrellas for them
New York Sun.
Got His Reply.
A funny man indulged in a practical
joke recently. He put an advertise
ment in a paper for a wife and re
quested each candidate to inclose bet
carte de visite. It was a foolish thing
to do, but one of the candidates served
him out very well by sending1
the? fol
lowing letter' "Sir1 do not inclose
my carte, for. though there is some
authority for putting a cart before a
horse. I know of none for putting one
before an ass."
Aching Voids.
"Brooks." said Rivers, "that's the
secopd time I'v heard you use thr
phrase 'aching void.' I wish you would
tell me how a void can ache."
"Well." said Brooks, reflecting a mo
ment. "not to speak of a hollow tooth,
don't you sometimes have the head
ache?"Chicago Tribune.
Matrimonial Felicity.
Mrs. QuackenbossAm yo' daughtr.Ii
happily mar'd. Sistah Sagg?
Mrs. SaggShe sho' is' Bless good
ness. she's done got a husband dat's
skeered to death 'of her!Woman's
Home Companion.
You can conquer your cares more
quickly if yon do not continually -car
ry a long fa-
Experience of Nicholas l With a Pa?
risian Street Arab.
On one of his visits to Paris Nicholas
II. was left alone for a moment in his
carriage. The czar was delighted at
the feeling of freedom and ease. Look
ing out of the window with all the
zest of a schoolboy playing truant, he
saw before him one of those pictur
esque street arabs who seem to sprout
between the paving stones of Paris.
This particular specimen, seated
against the railings, with his nose in
the air, was whistling the refrain of
the Russian national hymn. Suddenly
their eyes met. The street boy sprang
to his feet. He had never seen the em
peror, but he had seen his photograph,
and the likeness was striking.
"Suppose it is Nicholas?" he said to
himself, greatly puzzled.
He resolved to make sure without
delay. Walking up to within a yard
of the carriage and bobbing his head.
he shouted in a hoarse voice to the
unknown foreigner:
"How's the empress?"
Picture his satisfactionfor, in fact,
he thought that it was only a good
jokewhen the stranger replied, with
a smile:
"Thank you, the empress is very
well and is delighted with her jour-
The boy lost his tongue. He stared
at the speaker in dismay and then,
raising his cap, stalked away slowly,
very slowly, to ma^k his dignity.
Nicholas II. afterward often amused
himself by scandalizing the formal set
around him with the story of this pri
vate interview with a true Parisian.
McClure's Magazine.
The Author Was Willing, Though, to
Turn It Into a Comedy.
The gallery god, no less than the
patron of the padded chair, aspires to
write for the stage. I have a vivid
remembrance of the first of all the
plays submitted for production at the
New theater in New York. It was
from an employee in a local railroad
station, probably a baggage smasher,
and I shall betray no confidence in re
cording that the author's name was
Though Mr. Murphy called his work
a play, it was in reality only a scenario.
It was entitled "Jim's Wife." The
plot was ^is follows: In the first act
Jim had no wife, but he took his girl
to a dance. ActionThey danced. In
act second came the "great scene."
The scene was caused by the fact that
Jim's girl danced with another man.
Jim felt impelled to kill him, but he
refrained, reflecting that such things
did not occur in the best circles and
would thus be socially unpleasing to
his lady. The curtain fell on his act
of self sacrifice in not killing the other
dancer. In act third there was still
more action. Jim's girl rewarded him
for his delicacy by marrying him.
Final curtain
Mr. Murphy seemed weighed down
by a fear that his play was too serious
for the New theater. In his letter he
said. "If you would rather have it a
comedy I will send you the 3okes 1
have a few 3okes too."John Corbin
in World's Work.
Heels to Match Walk.
"In every theater audience there are
critical persons who are prolific with
suggestions for making the play more
realistic," said a stage manager.
"Some of these hints are worth con
sidering too. In one play that was
staged not long ago the biggest hit
was made by a character actress who
had to wear down-at-the-heel shoes
On the third day of the New York
run I received a letter from a shoemak
er, who called my attention to the fact
that the woman's gait and her shoes
did not match. Her heels were run
down on the outside, whereas the walk
she assumed on the stage must inevi
tably cause her shoes to run over on
the inside. That was a point that
had escaped the notice of everybody
in the company. Upon looking into
the matter we found plenty of evi
dence to uphold our critic, and we se
cured a pair of property shoes with
heels worn away on the inside."New
York Press.
The Gegenschein.
The Gegenschein is the name given
to one of the most inexplicable objects
known to astronomers. It is visible in
the night sky under favorable condi
tions, is rounded in outline and is situ
ated always exactly opposite the place
of the sun. It has been termed by one
eminent astronomer "a sort of comet
ery or meteoric satellite" attending the
earth. He supposes it to be composed
of a cloud of meteors situated about a
million miles from the earth and re
volving around it in a period of just
one year, so that the sun and the me
teors are always on opposite sides of
the earth. It is estimated that the size
of this ghostly satellite may be nearly
the same as that of the planet Jupiter
i. e.t about 86.000 miles in diameter.
Harper's Weekly.
Caught Too Quick.
"I pleads guilty ter stealin' dem mel
ons, jedge," said the prisoner, "but 1
wants de mercy er de court."
"On what grounds?" asked the
"On dese giounds." replied the"pris
oner. "I stole de melons, but de sher
iff didn't give me a chance ter eat
em!"Atlanta Constitution.
"The Embargo Removed.
SheMy chaperon can't see a rning
without her glasses, and now she's mis
laid them. He (chuckling)S'sbl Don't
say anything! I've got them in my
pocket.Boston Transcript. as?

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