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Published Every Thursday.
Business Manager.
We nute that the copper market is
jumping up and down like a jack-in-
the-box. The Guggenheims are of
course pulling the string.
If increased demand for good horses
and the high price which they are
bringing is a criterion it wi)l take
many years before the automobile
puts the equine out of commission.
The Ladies' Home Journal is to be
commended for its good sense. In
casting about for a partner it did not
go to Europe, as do our heiresses,
but purchased a Country Gentleman.
Six American gentlemen will enter
into an oyster eating contest widh six
English gentlemen at the Savoy hotel,
London, says a press cablegram.
Six American and six English hogs
would be a more correct categoriza-
Cass Lake has lost its Voice.
That paper has gone out of existence,
and this leaves the Times the sole
occupant of the field. lb is merely
another case of the survival of the
fittest in a territory where one paper
is enough.
That coterie of self-styled "pro-
gressives" from the state of Minne-
sotaC. R. Davis, Chas A. Lind-
bergh, Halvor Steenerson and W. S.
Hammondwho voted against the
Canadian reciprocity agreement in the
national house of representatives
should have their portraits hung in
the hall of fame!
A Missouri country editor suggests
that rural newspaper men form a
trust, build mills and make their own
paper. The great difficulty which con-
fronts this proposition is that the
rural newspaper publishers couldn't
raise the wherewithal to build paper
mills. The whole bunch could scarce-
ly scrape up sufficient ready cash to
buy a cider mill.
Mr. Bryan says that if a southern
man is nominated for president of the
United States on the democratic ticket
he sees no reason why it should not
be Hoke Smith of Georgia. He said
this to Hoke in person. Mr. Bryan,
however, has no idea that a southern
man will be nominatedthe man he
would like to see get the nomination
is himself. The sage of Nebraska is
becoming as much of a fox as Frank
Moralists of White Horse, N. J.,
want the word "hello" expunged from
the English language because it
savors too strongly of that other word
designating the brimstonious, bottom-
less pit. If some of those pious per-
sonages were to take "central's" place
for half an hour and listen to the con-
versations they would come to the
conclusion that "hello" is a melo-
dious word compared with some of
those used by people who talk politics
over the wires.
An exchange declares that the
United States senate represents the in-
terests and the house of representa-
tives the common people. This is not
absolutely correct. There are some
senatorsvery fewwho try to repre-
sent the common people and some re-
presentativesnot a small number
who cater to the interests. These are
the facts in a nutshellfacts that can-
not be disputed if the report of the
proceedings of our lawmakers, as
published in the Congressional Re-
cord, are a criterion from which to
draw conclusions.
Senator Root, in an address at the
Pan-American commercial congress
at Washington, deplored the fact that
the operation of the law against the
great business organizations "reduced
the industrial activity of the
country." In other words, Mr. Root
believes that the trusts should be per-
mitted to carry on their nefarious
operations unrestrictedhe 'believes
that the Sherman anti-trust law
should be repealed. But Mr. Root is
a United States senator, and as such
he could hardly be expected to an-
tagonize trusts and monopolies.
JS-' lr *f#
In Eldora, Iowa, a farmer named
Pinske attempted to drink from a jug
of alcohol and a spark from a pipe
which he had in bis hand ignited the
contents of the jug and he was burned
to death. A person would think that
a man whose stomach will withstand
undiluted alcohol would be thorough-
ly asbestosizedthat he would be im-
pervious to all fire excepting, per-
haps, that of hades. At any rate the
incident chronicled above should be a
warning to persons who are in the
habit of drinking the inflammable
That man Madero, self-styled pro-
visional president of Mexico, is, meta-
phoricallly speaking, between the
devil and the deep blue sea. The
federal army is after him in Mexico
and the federal officers in the United
States. A warrant issued by United
States Commissioner Oliver charges
that Madero planned an armed mili-
tary expedition against a friendly
nation and caused arms and ammuni-
tion to be sent into Mexico from the
United States in violation of the
neutrality and customs laws. Madero
had better skedaddle into Honduras,
where his ability as a leader would
probably be appreciated.
Leading Israelites of the country
called upon President Taft last week
to protest against the action of the
Russian government in refusing to
recognize United States passports
presented by Muscovite Jews who
have become naturalized Americans.
The committee suggested to the presi-
dent that the commercial treaty exist-
ing between the United States and
Russia be abrogated unless the
Russian government changes its tac-
tics. These Jews certainly have good
cause for complaint, and the United
States should insist that Russia rec-
ognize its passports irrespective of
the nationality to which they are
Russia, upon some pretense or
other, is always seeking to gobble up
more territoryto add to its already
vast possessions. It has now dis-
covered that China has violated the
St. Petersburg treaty of 1881 and has
in consequence begun the mobiliza-
tion of troops in the province of Hi,
which was formerly occupied by
Russia bub restored to China in 1881.as
Great Britain, France and Germany
have been notified by the Russian
government of its intent, but the
greedy, despotic czar had better go
easy, as Uncle Sam is liable to step
in and call a halt if he should
attempt to annex China.
The foolish remarks of Champ
Clark in the house reciprocity debate
that the ratification of the agreement
would ultimately lead to annexation
of Canada stirred up considerable
commotion among members of parlia-
ment at Ottawa. Champ declares that
the utterance was made in a jocular
spirit, but that does not, however,
lessen its injuriousness. Those
Canuck parliamentarians can't see
through a joke, and Champ should
have known that. To make a success-
ful speaker Champ will have to avoid
such slop-overshe will have to
bridle his tongue. He had better take
a few lessons from that staid old
diplomat, Joe Cannon, before he
assumes charge of the gavel.
The International Sunshine society
is a philanthropic organization in the
true sense of the word. A an in-
stance of its benevolent spirit an act
which it has performed in Minne-
apolis is worthy of notice. Mrs.
William Nessler, a hard-working wid-
ow with seven children, has been
given a house and lot by this society.
The organization, knowing that Mrs.
Nessler was struggling to make a
living for her family and that she was
a deserving woman, succeeded in col-
lecting sufficient funds to purchase a
lot for her, and then prevailed upon
lumber and other concerns to furnish
material for the construction of a neat
little modern dwelling. Union car-
penters, masons and other mechanics
offered to contribute their labor free
and are now putting up the building.
It will be furnished by the Sunshine
society and everything made com-
fortable for the widow and her chil-
dren. The Sunshine society is an or-
ganization worthy of its name.
The house on Tuesday' passed the
legislative reapportionment bill by a
vote of 85 to 31.'
Senator Root pays $24,000 a year
for his New York flat of twenty-two
rooms. He doesn't save the rent out
of his salary, evidently.Little Falls
But senators do not have to depend
on their salaries for living expenses.
They have other and devious ways of
making money.
A great international highway is
being planned to run from New York
to Montreal, and the scheme has re-
ceived the approval of representatives
of the principal municipalities on each
side of the border. Such a highway
as is proposed would cost millions of
dollars, but there is every indication
that the scheme will materialize. The
United States and Canada are fast
awakening to the necessity for more
and better roads and we may expect
to see vast improvements in the high-
way systems of both countries within
the next few years.
Count Patrick O'Brien de Lassy
has been convicted of the murder of
Count Vassilli Bouturlin at St.
Petersburg and sentenced to life im-
prisonment in the mines of Siberia.
As plain Pat O'Brien this would
probably never have happened, but
when a title was tacked onto one end
of his name and a French tail to the
other it was more' than any "dacent"
Irishman could be expected to with-
stand. Between the prefix and the
affix Pat found himself in a "divil"
of a fix.
President Taft has sent a special
message to congress designating the
territory in Minnesota which shall be
"dry" and that which shall be "wet"
in the so-called "Indian country."
The president has abrogated in part
in him. This proclamation, supple-
mented by legislation along this line,
will permit the sale of liquor in the
state in regions not inhabited by
Indians. "Dry" zones will be
marked out in due season in accor-
dance with the president's orders" 'and
the legislation which will be enacted
a result thereof. Under the presi-
dent's recommendations to congress
Bemidji, Cass Lake, Walker, Akeley,
Park Rapids, Detroit and a large
number of other towns will be in the
"dry" belt. Whether the president's
orders will supersede the decisions of
Judges Amidon and Willard is a
matter for the courts to decide.
A Good Law.
South Dakota has passed a law
which is now in effect compelling all
saloons to close at nine o'clock
instead of eleven.Breckenridge Tele
No Equlvocator Need Apply
Cut this out and put it at the top of
the page of your political scrap book:
The next republican nominee lor
governor will not play fast and loose
on county option. His answer must
be "yea, yea!" or "nay, nay!"Fair-
mont Sentinel.
$ #S*
Teat He Sacke Gone Dry
Frank A. Day, having first served
the republican party in this state until
he landed in the lieutenant governor's
chair, and subsequently affiliated with
the democratic party until he became
its chief director, evidently realizes
that the landing in the dumps of the
latter party last fall is sure to result
in a demand for an entirely new deal
politically.Red Wing Free Press.
Pare Food Commission Negligent
There is a new kind of Karo table
syrup placed on the market. It is as
clear as crystal and as deceiving as
the regions below. The glucose which
forms the base of the stuff is clarified
by the use of sulphites and is well
adapted to ruin the lining of the
stomach and bowels and throw the
victim onto the mercies of the medical
men. Why do our authorities allow
this deceptive stuff to be sold?Man
kato Journal.
Advantages of Wooden Clothing
A dispatch from London, by way of
Calgary, announces that scientists
have discovered a method of manu
facturing cloth from sprucewood. It
was first determined that bleached
cotton is composed of nearly pure
cellulose. Then it was found the cel-
the treaties of October 2, 1863, July
23, 1851, and September 30, 1854, and'On
abrogated in whole the treaty of 1847,
in accordance with the powers vested
lulose could be extracted from spruce
wood and made into thread. Spin
ners do the rest. Several advantages
ought to follow this discovery. Not
the least would be that a man could
split up his old clothes to kindle the
fire.Mississippi Valley Lumberman.
The Most Potent Argument
A man's daily life is the most po
tent argument he can advance for his
faith. If he believes and practices his
religion people will believe in him.
If he makes no attempt to have his life
conform to the ideals of his faith all
the arguments he can advance for the
faith which he professes in name will
be no more effective than sounding
brass and tinkling cymbals.Irish
4* & $-
Depends Upon Whose Ox is Gored.
The cry sent out because it is
charged that Secretary of State
Schmahl exceeded his authority in
causing the publication of the pro
posed amendments in more than three
papers in some counties is a crime, in
the eyes of some, and the work
honestly and faithfully performed in
October last is yet unpaid. "Honest"
John Lind and his board of regents
at the state university spent $700,000
unauthorized, and not a word has
been said about it. It is a question
of whose ox is prodded.Le Sueur
The Modest Inventor.
Thomas A. Edison, in a recent in
terview in New York, declined with
a laugh, to talk about the soul.
"No, no! he said. "The preachers
have put me in my place. I'll never
open my mouth about the soul again."
"Well, then, Mr. Edison," said the
reporter, "will you please give me
your theory of the universe?"
"Why," said Mr. Edison, I
haven't even a theory of electricity,
let alone the universe."
Do You Want to Sell Your Farm?
If so, we can sell it for you as we
have a number of prospective buyer
for 80, 120 and 160-acre farms in the
vicinity of Princeton. not delay
but correspond with us at once.
Yours for a quick sale,
The Anderson Land Co.,
5-tfc Milaca, Minnesota.
One-Third Off
all small musical instruments.
For instance: $20 violins for $13.40,
$7.50 guitars for $5, $6.25 violins for
$4.19, $4.25 accordeons for $2.84. The
same discount given on all violin
bows and on all cases for the above
Ewings' Music Store.
Two doors west of postoffice.
Farm Loans
We have unlimited money with
which to place farm loans, on best
terms, without delay. N trouble to
borrower. Apply to us and we attend
to all the details.
McMillan -& Stanley,
Successors to M. S. Rutherford &
Co. Princeton, Minn. 7-tf
How the Poison Acts When Taken as
a Complexion Beautifier.
"You no doubt have observed the lily
white complexion of some women.
These women are sacrificing years of
their lives tor that beautiful skin by
the use of arsenic," said a chemist of
Manchester, England.
"It is a well known fact that thou
sands of women in all countries of the
world use the poison in small quanti
ties to bleach their skin. It is an ef
fective means of whitening and clear
ing the complexion, but the complex
ion given by its use has no perma
nency unless the absorption of the drug
be continued.
"Arsenic, as science has long told us,
is an accumulative poison. When one
takes it either by prescription for the
upbuilding of an appetite or for the
bleaching of the skin he does not feel
any ill effects tor several years. The
effect of the drug is bracing and makes
a person feel like eating. It also aids
the digestion. The average user of
the poison takes it in such small quan
tities that he does not realize how
much of it AA ill accumulate in his sys
tem in the course of four or five years.
"Being an accumulative poison, it
often takes that length of time to see
the results of the drug. Then the user
may complain of not being able to con
trol his fingers or toes. Subsequently
he loses control of his hands and arms.
Paralysis, superinduced by arsenical
poisoning, is the fearful resultWash
ington Post.
Ah ego is a Latinized I. All men
are created egos and endowed by their
Creator with certain inalienable some
things of which neither statute, ukase,
edict, injunction, beggar, magnate,
book agent nor promoter can deprive
them- He who steals my purse steals
trash, but he who filches from me my
ego takes that of which he already
has enough and makes me not at all.
Women without votes have egos
and, strangely enough, would still
have them if they secured the votes
hence egos are not a political issue.
An ego is what a man is when he
has nothing and is nothing else that
is to say, he is then first person singu
lar and no particular gender.
An ego is neither soul, body, spirit,
family, country nor race. It is neither
moral nor pathological. A criminal has
lust as much ego as a parson and no
F*r: tit rre better than
others. fhieflA our OA\ U....axe.
Continued From Page 1.
much better presented. Nothing said
in the house in opposition to county
option approached, either in logio or
vigor, the argument made by Senator
Coller of Scott county. He made the
very best that could be made out of a
case not without merit.
The debate was opened by Senator
Victor L. Johnson, the author of the
county option bill. He was followed
later on the same side by Senator
Lende of Marshall. I couple them to
gether because, taken together, they
covered with great fullness all sides
of the question. If one appealed
more to reason, the other appealed
more to the heart. Senator Johnson
made a clean cut argument Senator
Lende made an impassioned address
and it is hard to say which was thesota
more effective. I quote a brief ex
tract from each which will indicate
the manner of each in presenting his
"No man has an inherent right to
engage in this business, as he would
have the right to conduct the grocery,
clothing, grain, banking or other
legitimate business," said Senator
Johnson. We come before you, ask
ing you to grant to the public an ex
tension of the right of suffrage as to
this trafficto ask you to restore to
us the birthright of every American
cititzen permitted by our constitution
and laid down by the highest court in
our land. We claim that at least
three-fourths of our people are today
denied one of their inalienable rights
the right to conduct their own local
government to the best interests of
their own lcoal communities. The
right to vote on the question as to
whether or not the sale of liquor
shall be permitted is now confined to
rural townships, the smaller villages,
and a few of the fourth-class cities."
Note the difference between his
method and that of Senator Lende:
"There are thousands and thousands
of little hands extended toward us,"
he said, "and the hands of thousands
and thousands of women here and
throughout the country, praying that
the senate of Minnesota pass this bill.
X"ou may not pass it nowyou may
put it offbut you cannot put it
away. I ask that, although it cannot
pass this afternoon, it be given a
good sustaining vote."
It has appeared subsequent to the
debate that Senator Dwinnell of Hen
nepin county, like Mr. Hopkins in the
house, didn'o quite know where he
was at. He has said subsequently
that he made an argument in favor
of local option. Possibly he did.
He voted in favor of couniy option.
In such a case it is small wonder that
his colleagues are still looking for
Little trouble was experienced in se
curing a favorable vote in the house
on the reapportionment bill. Prac
tically the only argument against Mr.
Congdon's bill was directed against
what no bill based on population, as
the constitution requires, could avoid,
namely the larger representation
given the twin cities and Duluth. In
consistencies in the bill were pointed
out here and there, but it had to be
admitted even by those most opposed
to reapportionment, that the bill was
as fair a one as could well be framed.
It was argued, no doubt with truth,
by representatives of the cities that,
on the basis of population, they were
not as generously dealt with as the
legislative districts of southern Min
nesota. The cities, however, were
not inclined to insist on their pound
of flesh. They were satisfied to make
some sacrifice to the southern part of
the state if substantial justice could
be done all round. The vote in favor
of the bill was 85 to 31 against.
The most interesting feature of the
debate was the ingenious and
plausible argument made by Repre
sentative Harding of Faribault
county. He figured up the losses of
representatives and senators to
southern Minnesota. Then, excluding
the counties of Hennepin, Ramsey
and St. Louis, he showed that the
only gain to that vast agricultural
region in northern Minnesota about
whose under-representation so much
had been said was one senator, and
the additional six representatives
who had been added to the house
membership. In other words, the
three cities absorbed all that southern
Minnesota had lost, except a single
senator. The argument, however, is
casuistical. Taking all sections of
the state together Mr. Harding him
self had to admit, when the matter
was put up to him, that, on the basis
of population, the reapportionment
was as fair a one as could be made,
and that the representation of the
cities was no greater on that basis
than it should be.
caused by a
of a sensation was
speech made by C. H.
Warner~of Aitkin repelling the arga-^Q'
ment that southern Minnesota was
continually being asked to make sac
rifices for the northern part of the
state. "My people are saying some
harsh things about you people from
the south," he said. "They say that
the proceeds from the sale of state
lands in your part of the state were
used for building roads and other
improvements but when your lands
were gone and only lands were left in
northern Minnesota, you patriotically
dedicated those lands to schools and
pub'ic charities of the state. They
say that you are unwilling to recog
nize them as entitled to the same
share in the government that you
have. We ask you for appropriations
to drain the state lands in northern
Minnesota. You tell us that drain
age is northern Minnesota's little
woodchuck. Yon people took 2,500.-
000 acres of land in northern Minne
to pay the bonds of four rail
roads in southern Minnesota. These
are only some of the things my peo
ple say.
4 $- $-
The reciprocity treaty was- threshed
out in the senate with a result some
what different from the action of the
house. It came upin the senate on a
motion by Senator Rockne to memo
rialize congress to postpone action
until next session. The motion car
ried by a good majority after a
spirited debate. In the vote party
lines were generally lost sight of,
democrats vieing with republicans in
demanding protection for their farmer
constituents. With few exceptions the
representatives of the cities were in
favor of the Canadian reciprocity
treaty and the representatives of the
rural districts against it. One of
these exceptions was Senator Dux
bury, who was for the treaty because
it was a republican measure and be
cause a vote against it would be a
vote of want of confidence in Presi
dent Taft. Other of these exceptions
were prominent democrats, like
Schaller, Coller and Works, who have
doubtless been impressed with the
many arguments they have made in
previous campaigns in favor of free
At Brand's Opera House, February 27.
The Genial Calm That Settled Over the*
Pretty Schoolma'am
A pietty schoolma'am once taught
school in i Long Island dlage All
the jouuy fellows foi miles around
were uvd about her. but the school
ma'am was proud and none of the
boys seemed to stand the ghost of a
Young Jim Blown the judge's son.
was the best looking chap in the
town, and Jim probably loved the
schoolma'am more than any of her
other swains, but he never bad the
pluck to declaie himself. He felt too
small and mean befoie the beauty and
learning of the schoolma'am But one
day, the schoolma'am being away on
a visit Vew York state, Jim asked
advice of the editor The editor said
"Take the bull by the horns and in
sert an announcement of your forth
coming marriage in my society col
umn. It will cost jou only 50 cents."
So Jim inserted an announcement to
the effect that the schoolma'am ami
he would be married the next month
and would spend their honeymoon at
Atlantic City.
Well, a short time after this an
nouncement appeared the schoolma'am
came back home. Jim heard on all
sides how furious she was. For sev
eral days he kept away from her.
Then one afternoon as she was com
ing home from school he ran plump
into her in the lane
She let him know at once what she
thought of him and his outrageous
conduct She stormed and raved, and
her pretty eyes flashed fire. Jim stood
first on one foot and then on the Oth
er, and finally he blurted, out:
"Well, if you don't like it 1 can have
the announcement contradicted."
"Oh, bother it!" said the school
ma'am. "It's too late now."Wash-
ington Star.

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