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Published Every Thursday.
Business Manager.
Having hired five American finan
cial specialists to handle its money,
the Persian government may just as
well prepare to go into bankruptcy.
More fuss was made in the twin
cities over the arrival of Dr. Vincent
than upon occasions when that gal
lant military hero, Captain Van Sant,
comes to town.
As the methods of Lorimer are be
ing disclosed it becomes more and
more apparent that Colonel Roosevelt
acted very properly in refusing to dine
with the corruptionist.
And now St. Paul is somewhat cast
down because the 200 tramps who ar
rived in that city from Duluth last
week did not get there in time to be
enumerated in the census.
Chicago's vice commission recom
mends that a court of morals be es
tablished. The judge appointed to
preside over such court would surely
have a strenuous occupation.
Many an American heiress is much
cast down because her parents will not
buy her a titled husband so that she
may be eligible to sit in the front row
at King George's coronation cere
The Foreston Independent has
started on its second year of existence
and is a healthy looking yearling. It
has a good advertising patronage and
covers the local field well. The
Union hopes it will live to a ripe
old age.
The Union is pleased to note that
C. S. Edwards, formerly editor of the
Albert Lea Times-Enterprise, has
been appointed consul at Acapulco,
Mexico at a salary of $2,500 per an
num. Mr. Edwards is a capable man
and can be depended upon to faith
fully perform the duties of his office.
Just as the mouths of the poor little
Minneapolis ragamuffins were begin
ning to water for those penny lunches
which the woman's club intended serv
ing in the schools, the board of edu
cation decided that the children would
have to go hungryit turned the
woman's club proposition down cold.
Mr. Bryan has been down in Wash
ington, and Mr. Bryan doesn't go to
Washington for nothing. There are
rumors in the air that his reason for
going there was to feel the pulse of
the democratic leaders with a view of
ascertaining their sentiment regarding
the feasibility of his entering the race
for president. The perennial candi
date is nobody's fool and Harmon
and Wilson had better look out sharp
ly or he will beat both of them to the
The defeat of the socialists in the
Milwaukee city and county judicial
and school board elections last week
shows plainly that the party is losing
groundthe result should make clear
to Mayor Seidel that it will take a
mighty effort to again get control of
the administration at the next munic
ipal election. Last week's election
was the first real test of the socialists'
power in Milwaukee since they swept
the city a year ago, and carried sev
eral assembly districts and elected a
congressman last fall.
Farmers of the northwest do not
propose to be again caught short of
feed for their stock as many of them
were last year. The lesson was a
hard one and thousands of cattle had
to be disposed of at a sacrifice in con-*
sequence of the shortage of fodder.
Hence the biggest acreage of fodder
crops that was ever put into the
ground is going in this spring. Three
important features appear this spring
in the crop outlook: The fact that the
greatest area ever plowed in the fall
was turned over last year, the ten
dency to raise the fodder crops, and
the further fact that wheat, on a price
basis, is less attractive this year than
other grain.8. The farmers are sensi
ble in making ample provisions for
feeding their stock during the winter
j*ftf&fe Haft
In the list of standing committees of
the national house of representatives
we find that Joe Cannon becomes the
ranking republican member of the ap
propriations committee. He was
chairman of this committee for sev
eral years before he became speaker,
and the retirement of Jas. A. Tawney
will probably make Mr. Cannon the
republican leader in debates on ap
propriation matters.
An exchange would like to know
what constitutes the duties of a bee
inspector. We learn from one who
claims to be posted that a bee inspect
or's duties consist of making occa
sional visits to apiaries, watching the
busy honey makers through a tel
escope from a safe distance, ascertain
ing whether they are suffering from
epizootic, lumpyjaw, trachoma, in
growing toe nails and other ailments,
and giving such information regard
ing the care of bees as the apiarists
already know.
Some sensational testimony has
been brought out in the Lorimer brib
ery investigation at Springfield, 111.,
among other evidence that Hines
raised a "slush" fund of $100,000 and
that the whole of this sum was used to
buy Lorimer a seat in the United
States senate. If only a small por
tion of the testimony which has been
brought out in this investigation is
true Lorimer should be unseated, and
if the whole of it is reliable it marks
him as one of the dirtiest corruption
ists extant.
The prosecuting attorney of Sawyer
county, Wisconsin, is to be com
mended for notifying John Dietz that
unless he desisted from appearing as
an attraction in theaters or other
public places he would be arrested
and placed in jail on unserved war
rants. Rehearsing the story of his
alleged persecution, whether he gives
the facts or not, and parading his
family before the public cannot do
other than have a demoralizing effect.
Exhibitions of this sort tend to in
flame the youthful mind and are liable
to lead to deeds of outlawry.
The king of Italy is doing a good
work in bringing to justice Camor
rists and other assassins of similar
ilk who have infested the country for
centuries and lived by brigandage
and blackmail. It is the intention of
his majesty to carry on the crusade
until every one of them is placed be
hind the bars. Prom Italy comes
most of the "black-hand" villians we
have in America, and if they can be
captured and imprisoned before they
have a chance to cross the Atlantic
and smuggle themselves into this
country we have something to be
thankful for.
The election of Carter Harrison,
democrat, to the mayoralty of Chi
cago occasioned no surprise. Har
rison's methods when mayor of that
city upon previous occasions were
agreeable to the brewers and gam
blers and they left no stone unturned
to again put him back into office.
He ran a "wide-open" city and the
brewers and gamblers consequently
reaped a rich harvesthence they
wantod Harrison again. There is
probably not a city in the United
States where the brewery interests and
the gambling fraternity exert so pow
erful an influence as in Chicago.
We agree with the Duluth Herald
that the life-savers' bill, which was
presented to congress at its last ses
sion and failed to be acted upon,
should be resurrected and passed if
the new congress considers any gen
eral legislation at the extra session,
for it is a truly meritorious measure.
Among other things in its favor the
Heral'd says: "The men of the life
saving service work under exceptional
conditions. They are obliged to seek
other employment during a part of
the year or else lie idle. Their pay
is comparatively low, and they are
obliged, in the course of their work,
to face risks that are unknown in al
most any other occupation. Their
one great task is to save lives in
times of peril. Yet, under the pres
ent arrangement, they are obliged to
serve for a compensation that makes
it impossible for them to save any
thing against old age or retirement
on account of injury, and that leaves
their families destitute in case the
men lose their lives."
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Peter J. Sjoblom, editor of Min
neapolis Telegram until taken ill a
year and a half ago, is dead. He'
was 46 years of age and leaves a wife
and four children. Death was caused
by tuberculosis. Mr. Sjoblom was a
fluent, versatile writer and he attained
a wide reputation as a paragraphist.
He will be missed by his brethren of
the press.
Iron Crop Did Sot Need I
It is regrettable to read that twelve
inches of snow fell at Duluth. The
agricultural sections need it and the
iron crop could get along without it.
Fergus Palls Journal.
Requisites for Success
No license is not usually a scucess
ful policy unless public sentiment is
largely in the majortiy behind it and
officers are elected who are not afraid
to enforce the law.St. Cloud Jour
Th ey Come and Go
Montrose is going to have a news
paper. It is safe to say that it will
mean another "dead one" in the news
paper graveyard within a year.Das
sel Anchor.
4. 4. .j. 1
Joe Was All Right
Old Joe Cannon may have ruled
with an iron hand as speaker of the
house, but the man who tries to be an
all-round good fellow while occupy
ing that position will make a record
of failure.Madison Independent
We re You Injured, Koe n?
The man who plays tag with a gas
oline engine is certainly not having
the time of his life. These pesky
things will go off at times, and when
they strike there is no telling when
they, will again go to work.Bi
wabik Times.
Doubtless True
If Cass county lands were selling
for $80 an acre there would be more
settlers burning out stumps than there
are today at $10 per acre. A farmer
who sells a worked out farm in the
east for $80 per acre is suspicious of
better land at ten dollars.Walker
"All Men Ar Liars."
It is pretty difficult to find a man
this morning who did not cast his
ballot for the successful candidate for
mayor, which makes it evident that
the average citizen does not like tolie
counted a poor guesser even if vne
does have to strain his politics.
Brainerd Dispatch.
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The Way of the Wor ld
An exchange has discovered that a
poor girl has to be awfully good look
ing to be pretty, and a rich girl has
to be awfully homely to be ugly. It
might have added that a poor man
has to be awfully smart to be intelli
gent, and a rich man almost a block
head to be ignorant*Kimball Kodak.
Good Intentions Don't Pa Bills.
Many people think that by intend
ing to discharge their obligations in
the future they are doing their whole
duty. They will contract debts and
neglect to pay them, and feel that they
have done no wrong because they
mean well. This is a mistaken idea.
The person who contracts a debt in
curs an obligation which is not dis
charged by good intentions. Very
little merit attaches to good intentions
unless they are the springs of action.
So far as the creditor is concerned it
is little consolation to him to know
that his debtor has good intentions if
he is making no effort to meet his
obligations.Irish Standard.
State Land to be Sold
Two hundred thousand acres of
state school land will be offered for
sale beginning on May 8. There will
be fifteen sales with offerings of lots
from 5,000, to 50,000 acres. The sales
are listed as follows:
Mary 8, International Falls, Koochi
ching county, 5,000 acres Maj 10,
Bemidji, Beltrami county, 8,500 acres
May 12, Walker, Cass county, 30,000
acres May 16, Carlton, Carlton
county, 10,000 acres May 17, Duluth,
St. Louis county, 20,000 acres May
19, Aitkin, Aitkin county, 30,000
acres May 22, Roseau, Roseau coun
ty, 50,000 acres May 24, Hallock,
tKittson county, 25,000 acres May 25,
^Warren, Marshall county, 35,000
acres May 26, Crookston, Polk coun
ty, 8,000 acres Maya27, Moorhead,
Clay county, 5,000 acres June 1, De
troit, Becker county, 16,000 acres
June 2, Wadena, Wadena county,
10,000 acres June 3, Long Prairie,
Todd county, 6,000 acres.
Poult ry Wanted
I will buy all kinds of live poultry
and pay the highest market price
therefor. Clifton Cravens. First
National Bank, Princeton. 14-4tc
There are some records at Albany
that no fire can wipe out.New York
Canadian Reciprocity, so Far as ilin-
nesota is Concerned, Receives
a Back-Handed Slap.
R. C. Dunn's Bill Prohibiting Issuance
of Liquor Licenses to Road
Houses Passed Tuesday.
Onion's Special Correspondence
St. Paul, Minn., April 12.Cana-
dian reciprocity, so far as Minnesota
is concerned, received a back-handed
slap at St. Paul this week. At a
meeting held at the old capitol build
ing addressed by P. V. Collins and
other farm paper editors, resolutions
offered by T. J. Meighen of Preston
protesting against the ratification of
the treaty were passed. This resolu
tion recites: "I veiw of the fact that
this meeting is typically representa
tive of all the agricultural interests in
this state, we earnestly recommend
that a committee of nine be appointed
by the chair to call a convention to
form a permanent organization of the
farmers and to issue a call to the
farmers of this state with this end.in
view. A committee was appointed to
go to Washington to wait on Presi
dent Taft for the purpose of protest
ing against a ratification of the Cana
dian reciprocity.
The following were appointed as
delegates: T. J. Meighen, Preston
J. R. Morley, Owatonna O. O.
Uthorn, St. James W. F. Schilling,
Northfield A. J. Rokne, Zumbrota
R. A. Wilkinson, Lake Elmo Dan
Wallace, St. Paul P. V. Collins,
Minneapolis P. L. A. Ferguson,
Minneapolis H. J. Hughes, Minne
apolis H. C. Rustad, Madison: J. L.
Morton, Hancock A. J. McGuire,
Grand Rapids O. O. Sageng, Dalton
A. L. Hanson, Ada.
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The house and tthe senate Tuesday
passed the appropriation bill provid
ing for the maintenance of state insti
tutions and departments for the next
two years. The total sum provided
for is approximately $15,000,000, or
$1,000,000 more than was appropriated
two years ago. The bill went through
the senate on oiled skids but a row
started in the house. Very little
amending was done, although Dr.
Bracken, of the state board of health,
had his salary cut from $5,000 to
$4,000, while the governor's messen
ger, Billy Williams, the most popular
colored man in the northwest, received
an increase of $200 a year. In the
house Dr. W. T. Stone inaugurated a
row by attacking an appropriation of
$79,600 for the maintenance of Elliott
hospital at the state university. He
said this was a waste of money in
view of the fact that the homeopa
thists did not have any "say-so" at
the hospital.
Andrew Anderson of Washington
county objected to the appropriation
of $325,000 to the state university in
addition to the income derived on the
23 mills tax assessment. He moved
that the words "and annually there
after" be stricken out. This would
have left the university with $325,000
for two years. Anderson amended his
amendment to give the school a speci
fied amount for each of the next two
years. Representative Clinton Robin
son went after L. C. Spooner, chair
man of the bouse committee on appro
priations, by attacking the $100,000
appropriated for the dormitories at
the Morris agricultural school. Had
any one else made the motion it might
have carried, but as it was it was
voted down.
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Senator Miles Poindexter, insurgent
senator from Washington, started a
row in the senate Wednesday by ad
dressing that body in favor of the
Oregon plan for electing United States
senators. This was a measure pend
ing before the senate, and many of the
senators thought it was a gross viola
tion of courtesy on the part of the
Washington man who had been invited
to address the upper body. As Sen
ator Duxbury said, "If Senator Poin
dexter was so discourteous as to make
a campaign speech in the senate on
pending legislation we will not be dis
courteous enough to notice it."
The house Tuesday night turned
down the majority report of the in
vestigating committee which has been
investigating conditions at Red- Wing.
It adopted part of the report, but on
motion of R. C. Dunn cut out the par
agraphs finding "that the superinten
dent (F. A. Whittier) of the institu
tion confesses his inability to man
age an institution of this character
unless he continues to administer cor
poral punishment as in the past, and
your committee finds that a continua
tion of such management is utterly
out of the question." The paragraph
also included the statement that cor
poral punishment should be limited
and that some' of the subordinates
should be discharged. This amend
ment was adopted by a vote of 53 to
30. Representative Lydiard of Hen
nepin supplemented the report of the
committee by a statement in which he
said the board of control should be
held responsible, and demanded the
resignation of the members. Mr.
Lydiard said that Whittier was unfit
for the job, but the men who chose
him should be blamed with him. R.
C. Dunn, who was a member of the
committee, said the had not attended
the hearings but had read the testi
mony and spoke in support of Whit
tier. He said the state should not be
led astray by the hysterical gush of
kind-hearted ladies and gentlemen.
In defense of the board of control he
said it had conducted the state insti
tutions in a businesslike and humane
manner, and the legislature should
pay no attention to the ring that is
trying to have it abolished and the
old system of graft restored. The
vote on the Dunn amendment was as
YeasA. V. Anderson, J. J. Ander
son, Boothroyd, Bouck, Christie,
Conley, Davies, Diessner, R. C. Dunn,
Edwards, Farley, Fowler, Fuchs,
Harding, Hoffman, Holten, Jelinek,
J. N. Johnson, J.T. Johnson, Klemer,
Knapp, Knutson, Kunze, I. J. Lee,
Lennon, McDonald, McKenzie, Mc
Martin, McNeil, Mattson, Morton,
Nash, Nolan, Nye, O'Brien, Palmer,
Peters, A. J. Peterson, J. E. Peter
son, O. Peterson, Putnam, Rines,
Robinson, Sulerud, Schuler, W. T.
Stone, Saggau, Voxland. C. H. War
ner, E. Warner, Webb, Wescott, Whit
NaysAnd. Anderson, Borgen, G.
W. Brown, L. D. Brown, Campbell,
Frankson, Hague, Henion, Hillman,
Holmberg, Kneeland, J. F. Lee, Lind
berg, Lundeen, Lydiard, Minette,
Nash,0'Neill, Perry, Reed, Ribenack,
Rice, Robertson, Sampson, Schwartz,
Spooner, Untiedt, Utecht, Washburn,
Reapportionment is still the big is
sue in the senate. A new effort has
been made to bring about a compro
mise arrangement by amending the
Hanson bill, which gives one extra
senator to Ramsey, Hennepin and St.
Louis counties, by raising the total
number of senators to 72. Governor
Eberhart, it is understood, believes
this is merely an effort to defeat re
apportionment and says he will veto
the bill if it is passed. With only a
few days of the session left, the senate
and the governor are still milling
around trying to get a reapportion
ment bill passed on one side and try
ing to defeat it on the other
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R. C. Dunn's roadhouse liquor bill
has been passed during the week.
This is regarded as one of the most
important phases of temperance legis
lation of the house. It prohibits the
issuance of licenses by county com
missioners to roadhouses and country
crossroads saloons.
The Hanson malt bill was also
passed. This prohibits the sale of
malt or alleged malt except in
places licensed to sell intoxicating
liquor. This is designed to prevent
the sale of malt in ice-cream parlors
and stores where young and inexperi
enced people are accustomed to go.
In many cases the malt so sold is
nothing but beer and the custom is
said to have deplorable results among
the young.
The house also passed the Lende
bill providing that a man suffering
injuries while intoxicated may bring
a civil action to recover damages
against the saloon in which he ob
tained the liquor.
Attention, Farmers
Seed Ohios, 40 cents per bushel
seed Burbanks 25 cents per bushel.
Call at Rice's office. 16-2tc
The Reason It Was Taken From Its
Niche in the Capitol.
"Where is the bust of Tecumseh
that used to be in a niche on the sen
ate side of the capitol?" Richard Liv
ingston, a student of American his
tory, asked recently.
"I know that years ago there was a
fine bronze bust of an Indian, and the
name Tecumseh was on the pedestal,
and as Tecumseh was about the most
famous Indian chief of our school his
tory books every American boy took
more interest in surveying his fea
tures than in looking over the faces of
eminent white men in the big build
ing. I walked all over the building
and saw Indians enough in paintings
and statuary, also some live ones, but
no Tecumseh. Then I hunted up my
congressman, and he went through a
guidebookno use. Then we ques
tioned the guides. They had not
heard of a Tecumseh bust, and most
of them asked. 'What state was the
senator from?'
'T'was about to give it up. Then a
somber sort of chap with a silk hat
and a red flower in his buttonhole re
lieved my anxiety. He explained
what I had not thought of before, and
that was the fact that Tecumseh was
killed in battle wearing the uniform
of a British general. He died fight
ing the American flag. Why should
he be honored with a bust in the cap
"And then I was told that the Te
cumseh bust really had been in the
capitol for many years until one day a
wise senator, familiar with the history
of his country, made a protest. That
sent the Tecumseh bust to the cellar
or to some museum here in town."
Washington Post.
The Great Musician Was Petted'
by English Royalty.
The Singular Memento That Was Sa
credly and Secretly Treasured by a
Cold, Rigid and Rather Disagreeable
Old Englishwoman.
"When I was a very small boy in-
deed," writes Ford M. Hueffer in Har
per's, "when I wore green velveteen
clothes, red stockings and long golden
curls, thus displaying to an unsvmpa
thetic world the fact of my pre-Ra
phaelite origin, I was taken one day
to a very large hall. In front of us
was a wooden platform draped all
in red. Upon the platform was a
grand piano.
"In front of me the first row of the
stalls had been taken away, and in
place of them there had been put three
gilded armchairs, before which was
a table covered with a profusion of
flowers that drooped and trailed to the
ground. Suddenly there was applause
a considerable amount of applause.
A lady and gentleman were coming
from under the dark entry that led to
the artists' room. They were the
Prince and Princess of Wales. There
was no doubt about that even for a
small boy like myself.
"And then there was more applause.
What applause! It volleyed, it rolled
round the hall. All were on their feet.
People climbed on to their chairs,
they waved hands, they waved pro
grams, they waved hats, they shouted,
for in the dark entrance there had ap
peared, white and shining, a head
with brown and sphinxlike features
and white and long hair and the eter
nal wonderful smile.
"They advanced, these three, amid
those tremendous shouts and enthusi
asmthe* two royal personages lead
ing the master, one holding each hand
They approached the gilded armchairs
immediately in front of me, and the
prince and princess indicated to the
master that he was to sit between,
them at the table covered with flowers.
"He made little pantomimes of mod
esty, he drew his hands through their
grasp, he walked quickly away from
the armchairs, and because I was just
behind them he suddenly removed me
from my seat and left me standing un
der all the eyes, solitary in the aisle of
the center of the hall, while he sat
down. do not think I was frightened
by the eyes, but I know I was terribly
frightened by that great brown, aqui
line face, with the piercing glance and
the mirthless, distant, inscrutable
"And immediately just beside me
there began what appeared to be a
gentle and courtly wrestling match. A
gentleman of the royal suit approach
ed the master. He refused to move
The prince approached the master He
sat indomitably still. Then the prin
cess came and, taking him by the hand,
drew him almost by force out of my
stall, for it was my stall, after all
"And when he was once upon his
feet, if to clinch the matter, she sud
denly sat down in it herself, and with
a sudden touch of good feeling she
took me by the handthe small soli
tary boy with the golden curls and the
red stockingsand sat me upon her
lap. I, alas, have no trace of the date
on which I sat in a queen's lap, for it
was all so very long ago the king is
dead, the master is long since dead,
the hall itself is pulled down and has
utterly disappeared.
"I had a distant relativeoddly
enough an English one, not a Ger
manwho married an official of the
court of Weimar and became a lady in
waiting on the grand duchess. As far
as I know, there was nothing singu
larly sentimental about this lady.
When I knew her she was cold, rigid
and rather disagreeable She had al
ways about her a peculiar and disa
greeable odor, and when she died a
few years ago it was discovered that
she wore round her neck a sachet, and
in this sachet was a half smoked cigar
"This was a relic of Franz Liszt He
had begun to smoke it many years be
fore at a dinner which she had given,
and, he having put it down unfinished,
she had at once seized upon it and had
worn it upon her person ever since
This sounds inexplicable and incredi
ble, but there it is."
Settling a Bill.
When Andrew Jackson lived at
Salisbury, N. C, he once attended
court at Rockford, then the county
seat of Surry, and left without paying
his bill, which was duly charged up
against Mm on the hotel register,
"which seems to have Jjeen the hotel
ledger at that time, and so stood for
many years When the news of the
victory of the 8th of January, 1815.
was received in this then remote sec
tion the old landlord turned back the
leaves of the register, took his pen
and wrote under the account against
Andrew .Jackson "Settled in full by
the battle of New Orleans
She Meant Well.
The late Sir Wilfrid Lawson. the
rigid apostle of temperance, while on
a week end visit made the acquaint
ance of a sharp young lady of seven,
to whom, on leaving, he said "Now,
my dear, we have been talking some
time. I am sure you have no idea who
I am "Oh, ye*. I have." the.fittle missy
replied "You are the celebrated
c- -nkardV'London Graphic
Not by years, but by disposition. Is
.wisdom acquired.Plautus.
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