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PttblisHed Every Thursday.
Business Manager.
Socialists were in evidence at the
lections in several states Tuesday.
There seems to be no limit to Mose
Clapp's ability to generate poisonous
It would not be a bad idea to apply
the recall to some of the women's new
style hats.
Mose Clapp says that a judge is
only the people's hired man." What
is Mose? A hired man of the in
Johnson, the negro pugilist, is said
to have joined a fashionable London
^church. The congregation was prob
ably minus a black sheep.
Secretary of the Navy Myer in-
spected 102 vessels of the line the other
day. But what does Mr. Meyer know
about battleships, anyway?
A DeLacy Wood, the founder of 32
newspapers in this state and Wiscon-
sin, died at Duluth on Tuesday even-
ing. Mr. Wood was a native of Sauk
Rapids. The Milaca Times was onetion.
of DeLacy's offsprings.
After all it appears that Maine still
retains its constitutional provision
which prohibits the sale of intoxicat-
ing liquor. Th official majority
against the repeal of the prohibition
constitutional proviso is given as 758.
Hundreds of defenseless women and
children were hacked to pieces by
Chinese imperial troops in the recent
battles at Hankow. I it not time
that the great powers stepped in and
prevented a recurrence of such devilish
Bemidji has shipped out 17 cars of
potatoes this season. This is not so
badfor Bemidji. I goes to show
that the country contiguous is adapted
to potato culture and that in conse-
quence there is a bright future ahead
of it. Potato culture pays.
"Automaniacs" is a word which the
Duluth Herald applies to fellows who
steal automobiles. If these persons
are really maniacs they should be
given a dose of the same medicine
which was administered to one Harry
Thaw, for they are certainly criminals
as well.
Figures of the United States in-
ternal revenue department show a
steady decrease in the quantity of beer
manufactured in Minnesotathere
was an important falling off for the
months of July, August, September
and October. And it is pretty safe to
predict that greater and greater will
become this decrease as time rolls on.
Proprietors of the New York shirt
waist sweatshops, in which 143 girls
lost their lives by fire last March, will
be tried upon charges of manslaughter
in the first degree. It seems from the
evidence presented to the grand jury
that these sweatshops were veritable
fire trapsthat there was but small
chance of anyone escaping-therefrom.
The rascals who maintained the shops
should be made to pay dearly for
their criminal negligence.
Members of the Railway Mail as
sociation of the tenth division will
meet in St. Paul tomorrow to discuss
their grievances and make a demand
that they be rectified. Their greatest
grievances consist of the persistent
policy of the postoffice department to
underman mail cars and thus over-
work the crews. Th men are cer-
tainly entitled to a hearing, but the
despotic Mr. Hitchcock does not seem
inclined to give it to them.
So Judge Hale, who is presiding at
the Briggs trial in Minneapolis,
would not stand for the testimony of
one Bill Grimshaw and ordered it
stricken from the records. Grimshaw
testified in behalf of Briggs, charged
with being an accomplice of the late
outlaw, Jerry McCarthy, but the
judge considered the evidence particu-
larly fishy and ordered it wiped out.
The judge seems to be familiar with
Grimshaw's reputation.
In his "swine around the circle"
Mr. Taft traveled about 14,000 miles,
beating his previous recbrd by several
hundred miles. We scarcely think
that the whole of Governor Eberhart's
''swings" would total this mileage,
and yet he has been upbraided for
traveling too much.
Germany has recognized the right
of France to establish a protectorate
over Moroccoor at least
Morgan has Mr Morgan is the
gentleman who wielded a club over the
kaiser's head and informed him that
unless he proceeded as directed he
would refuse to loan him another cent.
As near as Secretary Simpson can
estimate, the Minnesota State Agri-
cultural society is $45,000 in the hole.
But the business men of the twin cities
have volunteered to advance this
amount until the association has an
opportunity of again pulling the leg
of the legislature. The legislature is
a particularly easy mark and the as
sociation knows it.
In the face of the fact that the
government is working overtime
chopping the great trusts into mince-
meat the City Fuel company of Chi-
cago is reaching out upon every op
portunity and adding new concerns,
until now forty-two coal and wood
yards are included in the combina-
Combines in restraint of trade
are being organized much more rapid-
ly than they are being dissolved.
Balfour has resigned the leadership
of the opposition in the British
parliament. Balfour is one of the
most liberal of the Conservatives and
a constructive statesman. Dissension
within the ran ks of his party in
parliament was the cause of his re-
signing the leadership. He will con-
tinue to represent a division of the
City of London in the house of com-
Highwaymen of Minneapolis appear
to be perfectly familiar with the habits
of the police in that city and they cer-
tainly take advantage of their
knowledge. It is a rare thing for a
policeman to show up in Minneapolis
when a hold-up is in progress. Th
Journal tells of two highway rob-
beries being committed last Thursday
night directly under the arc lights in
the down town district. Where were
the police?
The United States senate committee,
which for the past month has been in-
vestigating the alleged irregular prac-
tices of Uncle Ike Stephenson at Mil-
waukee, has tired of its job and
adjourned to meet at some future time
in Washington. Unless the investi-
gation moves along with greater ra
pidity than it has been doing Uncle
Ike's term in the United States senate
will have expired before the committee
hands in its verdict of "not guilty."
That will be the verdict just as sure
as William H. Taft will be the next
president of the United States.
The so-called "progressive" in poli-
tics is still an enigma personified, but
not so the "progressive" in religion.
We will permit the Emporia Gazette to
tell what constitutes progressiveness
in religion. The Gazette says: "It is
the creed of hundreds of thousands of
men and women who believe that re-
ligion is not a matter of going to
church or 'professing' or 'getting the
power,' but rather that religion is a
matter of human service to bring
about the coming kingdom of
righteousness. Modern literature is
filled with the new religionthe re-
ligion of progress."
A great disturbance is due to take
place in Minneapolis on November 11.
Upon that day Mrs. Emmeline Pank-
hurst, the leader of the English
suffragettes, is billed to speak there-
to urge the' hosts to action. Emme-
line, it is said, declares, as did Na
poleon, that if she is given time she
will conquer the worldthat she will
place women at the head of all
governments, that women shall hold
all important offices, in fact that
women shall rule the earth. Then we
presume that mere man is doomed to
remain at home, darn the socks, do
the cooking and rock the cradlethe
very things that fair Emmeline should
be doing now instead of galivanting
about the country inciting femininity
to riot.
exchange. Of course it is, and if in-
dulged in to excess invariably kills
its victim. Take the case of Abra-
ham Isaacs of San Francisco, for
instance. He had been an inveterate
smoker during his short career and
died last week while puffing one of his
favorite brands of cigars. Yes,
smoking will get you in the end if you
persist in it. Mr. Isaacs was 106
years old.
The city of Duluth has passed
transient merchant ordinance, and
is evidently a very good measure,
requires all transient merchants
pay $10 a day and to give in writing a
detailed statement of the goods con-
tained in the stock and the probable
duration of the transient's stay in the
city. The ordinance is of course for
the purpose of protecting resident
merchants against the encroachments
of itinerants, and every city and vil-
lage in the country should have a
similar law.
ly preparing for the era of suffragism
which is prophesied, when women's
time will be occupied with politics and
operating the machiney of the govern-
ment, and men and boys will be com-
pelled to remain at home and do the
cooking. That time is coming, says
Mary, and Mary is an authority.
"Is smoking injurious?" asks an
Senator Coller of Scott county
suggests that the state be reappor-
tioned by giving each congressional
district four or five senators at large
and at least one house member to
each county. Mr. Coller's plan would
necessitate the adoption of a constitu-
tional amendment, which would mean
further delay. In the meantime, why
should not Senator Coller and every
other member of the legislature
respect his oath of office and reappor-
tion the state on the basis of popula-
tion, as the constitution plainly pro-
The board of education of Water-
bury, Conn., has established a cook-
ing school for boys, and it will be
made compulsory for them to attend.
Their fathers may also take lessons
free of charge. Waterbury is evident-
"Nine-tenths of the poeple of this
country favor the annexation of
Canada," declares Champ Clark,
"and I am willing to make this propo-
sition: You let me run for president
on a platform calling for annexation
of Canada in so far as the United
States can accomplish that end
let President Taft run against me
opposing annexation and I would
carry every state in the union." Fire-
belching spellbinders of the Clark type
could probably incite nine-tenths of
the people to declare for annexation
but a vote taken at this time would
not show that percentage by a long
Some of the Greatest Blindfolded
Players of the Past.
Playing at chess without seeing the
board is a much older accomplishment
than is generally known even among
chess players. Buzecca, an Italian, as
early as 1266 played three games at
once, looking at one board, but not at
the other two. His three competitors
iwere skilled in the game, but he won
two games and made a draw of the
third. Ruy Lopez, whose name has
been given to an opening Mangiolini,
Terone Medrano, Leonardi da Cutis,
Paoli Boi, Salvia and others who lived
between the thirteenth and seven
teenth centuries were able to play the
game without seeing the board. Father
Sacchieri of Favia early in the eight
eenth century played three games at
once against three players without see
ing any of the boards.
It remained for Phillidor, the great
est genius at chess known up to his
time, to play blindfolded in England in
1783 against three of the best players
then living, winning two games and
drawing the third, surprising his an
tagonists and the throng of onlookers
by keeping up a lively conversation all
the while. Phillidor's achievement as
to the number of simultaneous games
has been far outdone by Paul Morphy.
Paulsen. Blackburne and several of
their successors. Bu Phillidor. lively
Frenchman that he was, still holds the
palm as a conversationalist and player
at the same time.
Phillidor was the assumed name of
Francois Andre Danican, born at
Dreux in 1726. was educated as a
court musician for Louis XIV. He com
posed music to Dryden's "Alexander's
Feast" and to many operas, all long
since forgotten. Dunican's fame does
not live in music, but as Phillidor, the
chess player. As a chess player he vis
ited Holland, Germany and England.
In 1749, while in England, he published
his "Analysis of Chess," a work which
has taken its place among the classics
of the game. He died in England Aug.
31, 1795.Exchange.
Shot to Pieces.
With our foreman at home shot
three times, a printer in the Blount
ville jail half shot, another in the
office not worth shooting, the Comet
is issued under great difficulties this
week.Johnson City Comet.
Indian Warwhoop Music In Comparison.
The Minneapolis Journ al says the
"Rah! Rah! Rah Ski-U-Mah!" of
the university mob made President
Taft tired. He probably expected to
hear intelligent sounds emanate from
an "institution of learning. "Red
Wing Free Press.
Even the Dears Passed Her Up
A disconsolate spinster of Lima,
Ohio, decided to end her life the other
day and jumped into the bear pit at
the city hall park. The bears, how
ever, refused to take even a tasteal
though they jumped at the man whoButter
tried to save her. There is something
almost human about bears.Quentin
in Minneapolis Tribune.
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Colonel Neff to the Rescue.
So the guys hope to defeat in a
measure the woman's suffrage move
ment by having a law passed that the
women must tell their ages? We guess
nit. The same law that regulates the
male voter will regulate the women
voters. All the law asks is, are you
21 years of age? That's all that will
be required of any voter as to age.
Lake Crystal Union.
How the New Law Works.
Since hanging has been prohibited
as punishment for murder there has
been a startling increase in homicide
in all parts of the state. Criminals
arrested for an offense punishable by
a state prison setence do not hesitate
to take a further chance for freedom
by slaying their would-be captors,
knowing that if the attempt is in vain
their sentence will not be much
greater.Belle Plaine Herald.
No Popular Demand for It.
There is a good deal of buncombe
about the noisy clamor of some
northern Minnesota newspapers for an
extra session of the legislature.
There does not appear to be now, and
has not been at any time, any particu
lar public sentiment in favor of such
a step, notwithstanding all the vigor
ous editorial articles calling upon the
governor to issue a call for a special
session.Brainerd Tribune.
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Rather Severe on Sam.
Was it an evidence that Sa Gor
don was "not afraid of the cars," and
that he would not "dodge around the
corner to avoid responsibility," that
he did not attend any of the functions
in honor of the president of the United
States last week? Others may think
it as they will, but this paper con
ceives it to be a species of cowardice.
He was afraid of getting mixed up in
the factions in the^J republican party
which exist by reason of fellows like
him.West St. Paul Times.
Seeing the Error of Their Way.
Since men like Cardinal Gibbons,
Archbishop Ireland and Cyrus
Northrup have spoken some plain
truths on the subject of initiative,
referendum and recall, the "progres
sives" seem to have let go of this
doctrine, and to have some doubt as
to the expediency of shouting too loud
in favor of the other vagaries and
fallacies which have been so often in
the mouths of "progressive" orators.
With the exception of Moses Explosi
vista Clapp, who seems to have gone
"plumb nutty" over the subject, the
orators are not shouting for initi
ative, referendum and rceall so vocif
erously as they were a while ago.
Man in the Dome, West St. Paul
of a Ones
of the Remnants
Powerful Tribe.
Normally the Tehuelches. as the
Patagoninn ludians are called, area
peaceable and kindly people, yet they
are impulsive, capable of strong preju
dices, very revengeful andoften
with good reasonsuspicious of stran
gers. They are not to be trifled -with
and when under the influence of drink
are brutal and dangerous. They show
love for their children and wives and
kindness to their old people. They are
divided into numerous tribes or groups,
each having its chief or cacique, upon
whom the burdens of government rest
but lightly.
They believe in a good and an evil
spirit, whom they propitiate, and have
many stories, myths and superstitions
connected with the sun. moon and
stars, while the slaying of horses and
drinking of blood form a conspicuous
part of their superstitions, birth, mar
riage and death ceremonies, many of
which are most repulsive.
When Magellan first passed through
the strait there were perhaps no fewer
than 10,000 Patagonians roaming from
the Rio Negro to the strait, while to
day, driven back, from the littoral to
the high pampas and the foothills of
the Andes, altogether they would
probably not total over 500.Harper's
State's ExpensesIncrease Enor
mously in Ten Years.
Declares the Time Is Near at Hand
When the Taxpayers Will Make
Vigorous Protest.
St. Paul, Nov. 7.Boh Dunn, he of
many a hard fought battle and who
now proposes to add the word potato
to the title, "Minnesota, the Bread and
State," penned an editorial the
other day that may figure heavily in
the next campaign when, in language
that the Sage of Princeton alone is
master of, 'he argued that the govern
mental machinery of the North Star
state was becoming top heavy. What
with new boards and departments, bi
ennial additions to the payroll in the
shape of hundreds of employes and
salary increases running up into the
thousands, he declared that the whole
was reaching a stage that was well
nigh the bursting point and that soon
the voice of the taxpayers would be
heard in protest. When the Princeton
man wrote that editorial he perhaps
did not know that the Democratic
state leaders have had this same thing
in mind these many months. Like
Bob, they have seen this costly bit of
fabric grow, noted the expensive ad
ditions and chuckled. And while they
chuckled, and I might add, helped
their Republican brethren in the work
of creating these additions, obedient
lieutenants, with pencil and paper,
put it all down, in cold figures and
filed the whole away. With these bits
of penciled paper Democracy will
build its platform next year and I un
derstand the marching song of its
army will be economy. Democracy,
too, is not the only one who hopes to
gain political power and some
sheckles from this swelling wave.
There are others politically ambitious
and I am told that the air will soon
ring with their cry of halt.
A little ever six years ago the gov
ernment Machinery of the great state
of Minnesota, now boasting a popula
tion of over 2,000,000 and an industrial
and agricultural output that has dis
tanced many of its much older neigh
bors, was housed in a building that
covered less than a half block of
ground. The force of janitors could
be counted on the figures of one hand
and the state auditor's department
was regarded as having the largest
payroll in (.he building On a hill to
the north the legislature was building
a great marble palace. It was neces
sary, for the old building was burst
ing with life and the plan of govern
ment by boards was then getting its
start and the opinion was that they
should be properly housed. In Jan
uary of 1905 the officers and depart
ments were moved to the marble pile.
The then attorney general had so
much room that he looked upon the
vastness of his quarters as a joke.
The state treasurer had a spare parlor
and he loaned it at times to the state
auditor. There was space galore and
departments vied with each other in
adding to their holdings. The halls
were a case of magnificent distances
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That was less than six years ago.
Today vault and living space is at a
premium and the old building, aban
doned then It was presumed for good,
is again bursting with life. All the
old offices in it are filled. Since the
transfer to the new building was
made has come into being an immi
gration board, a state banking de
partment, formerly connected with the
public examiner's department, a nti\
forestry force, a state highway com
mission and a department for ta
testing of weights and measures. I
could not begin to enumerate the
small boards which meet occasionally
and draw their per diem from the
state's strong box. The last session
of the legislature made fully three
hundred additions to the payroll, and
there are more to come. The other
morning, standing in front of the big
marble pile, I saw this great army
straggle in by twos and threes. From
8 o'clock until near the noon hour
they passed through its massive
carved portals, and as I watched them
I thought of Bob Dunn's editorial And
they told me, too, that fully seventy
five girls and women earned their
daily bread in this big building and
that their salaries ranged from $1,000
to $1,800 a year. Enough, you say,
to keep a bread winner and his six
kiddies in comfort. In the old state
capitol the activity was just as
marked, but the numbers were not so
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All this undoubtedly surprises you,
dear reader, but for jour further in
formation will say that what I saw
was only a fraction of that great army
employed in keeping the state's ma
chinery running. It was the heads
and their assistants that were housed
in the two capitol buildings. The pri
vates were scattered over the state
and when Uncle Sam's mails were in
adequate to the job a network of
sires served to keep them in touch
with the powers that be. That the
growth of the state has necessitated
"vast additions to those needed for the
enforcement of the laws and the car
rying out of its policies is admitted,
hut there are many who believe that
selfishness lather than good business
has figured in the increase, and Bob
Dunn is only voicing their sentiments.
Dame Rumor is Sytill busy with the
name of Congressman C. A. Lindberg
in connection with the Republican
nomination for governor. The Sixth
district congressman, however, re
fuses to give the "talk confirmation
He, howler, has net entered any de
nial. It may not be generally known,
but the Sixth district progressive is
credited down here with much of this
world's goods and there are those who
say that if he wanted to get into the
game outside help in the way of fi
nances would not be necessary. Ke
has been much in the Twin Cities of
late conferring with local progressive
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One of the features of the inquiries
for state lands received by State
Auditor Iverson these days is the re
quest for information covering acre
age that has a lake frontage. Noth
ing is required of the purchaser under
the present law other than that he
pay the stipulated price, and the fancy
of prospective buyers in consequence
seems to run to pleasure spots. In a
report just filed Mr. Iverson says that
from May to October of the present
year he disposed of 102,758 acres of
state land at an average price of $6.S2
an acre. The whole realized the state
school fund the tidy sum of $679,-
Some of Governor Eberhart's critics
have been fussing with his contingent
fund and they find that since Aug. 1
he has spent of the state's money $27
for taxicabs, $191 in visiting county
fairs and other state points, several
hundred dollars in telegraph and tel
ephone tolls and nearly $125 for clip
ping bureau service. The latter tells
him what the country and city press
has to say regarding his conduct of
the executive department and the
state's affairs. Some have been try
ing to hold that many of the expendi
tures are illegal, but State Auditor
Iverson says it is the governor's fund
and what he does with it will not be
questioned by him.
Attorney General Simpson will soon
leave the service of the state to en
gage in the private practice of law.
"If I do say it myself," said Mr. Simp
son, commenting upon his early de
parture, "the state legal department
has grown to be one of the most im
portant i the list. It is now earning
many times its cost and if those who
succeed me keep up the work fully
$750,000 in inheritance taxes alone
can be added to the treasury within
the next year. I have in mind several
New York estates from which this
sum can be collected, but which I
cannot reach now because of my lim
ited time
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This never appealed to me, but a
wise head at the state capitol offers
this political advice: "If a political
career is your ambition and the peo
ple make favorable answer, do not
stick to one office, keep climbing. I
have seen more than one hope blasted
through sticking to one thing. Jim
Tawney is an example of one class
Senator Nelson the other. Knute
never stopped until he reached the
top." And I had to admit there was
something in it.
The name of Judge John C. Neth
away of Stillwater is figuring consid
erably these days in the matter of the
Republican nomination for attorney
general. When the present attorney
general arrived on the scene Judge
Nethaway was looked upon as picked
for one of the assistants, but at the
last moment some unknown power in
terfered and the place went to Alex
Janes, then county attorney of Pipe
stone county. It was a great disap
pointment to Nethaway's Fourth dis
trict backers and they have ever since
been threatening to get even.
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At the next national Republican
convention a national committeeman
for Minnesota will be selected and
the gossips are busy with the name of
E. E. Smith of Minneapolis as the
probable successor of Frank B. Kel
logg, who now holds down the job.
Mr. Smith is chairman of the Repub
lican state central committee. Mr
Kellogg's fame is nationwide^ but the
politicians generally do not take
kindly to him. He was close to the
Roosevelt administration, but the pass
ing of the big stick seems to have left
him out in the cold.
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I learn that there is more than talk
in the proposition to offer Alvah East
man, the well known St. Cloud pub
lisher and editor, as a candidate for
the Republican nomination for con
gressman at large. Mr. Eastman would
be the last man in the world to seek
the office and friends aware of this,
it is said, vrill take up the task of
pushing his candidacy. In the same
district is Cash Sprague of Sauk Cen
ter, who aspires to the lieutenant gov
ernorship, and his friends do not like
the Eastman movement. It means
trouble for their favorite.
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A member of the state legal depart
ment is credited with imparting to a
friend the information that the state
anti-pass law is unconstitutional. He
declares that it is clearly class legis
lation. He would not speak for pub
lication though and did not care to
have the matter put up to him offi

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