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PttblisHed Every Thurtdar.
Business Manager.
The steel trust investigators have
decided to subpoena John D. Rocke
feller. They will first have to catch
Everybody is "progressive" nowa
days. Even cure-all Duluth doctors
advertise as the "Progressive Medical
There were 24 burglaries and 18
street holdups in Chicago in one
night. Minneapolis will have to look
to her laurels.
We gather from a New York press
dispatch that Harmon and Morgan
are working harmoniously together.
Like our Uncle Ike, Morgan is a good
man to stand in with.
Mr. Bryan did not remain on that
rocky island in the Caribbean sea for
any length of time, but when he was
there some people were so mean as to
wish he would never get off.
Alexandria, the capital of Douglas
county, is a picturesque little village,
but it is hardly big enough to be the
home of a United States senator and a
congressman-at-large at the same
A trunk line highway is projected
from Madison Lake to the Twin Cities,
via Waterville, Morriston, Faribault,
Northfield and Farmington, and not
under the provisions.of the Elwell law
The publisher of the Union would
be churlish, indeed, if he did not ap
preciate the many nice things said of
him by his Cambridge newspaper
friends. God bless our kind-hearted
Isanti county friends.
Were the republic of Mexico con
tiguous to Germany instead of to the
United States the kaiser, under some
pretext or other, would have gobbled
it up long ago and subjected it to a
process of civilization.
The Spring Valley Sun man asks:
"Did you ever try to kiss a pretty
woman through a screen door?" We
never did, Huntley. When the woman
was pretty we invariably removed the
obstructionopened the door.
One of the Minneapolis papers
heads an article "Grimshaw Will
Stick." Of course he will stick. Who
ever supposed he would do anything
else? Federal pap-suckers in Minne
sota are not in the habit of resigning.
The report has been confirmed that
a number of missionaries have been
murdered in China. Knowing, as
they do, the treacherous nature of the
Chinese, the missionaries should have
left the country at the outbreak of
the revolution.
It is really amusingthe kowtowing
of sycophant aspirants for office to
Senators Clapp and Nelson. There
are thousands, yes, tens of thousands,
of people in Minnesota who do not re
gard either of our United States
senators as the Lord's anointed.
In the death of H. L. Hayden the
village of Madison, Lac qui Parle
county, lost one of its foremost and
best known citizens, and, politically,
Hon J. F. Jacobson one of his
most devoted spuporters. Mr. Hayden
had many friends without as well as
within the confines of Lac qui Parle
In his suit against the Lauritzen
Malt company of Minneapolis for
$26,026 Fred Hawkins of Excelsior,
who served a term in the workhouse
for selling stuff guaranteed by the
company to be non-intoxicating, but
which proved to be otherwise, was
awarded one dollar damages. Verily,
this is meting out justice with a ven
A club for red-headed students has
been organized at the state university,
and one of its objects is "to develop
in its members an amiable disposi-
tion." Red-headed people are natur
ally amiable and of a sunny disposi
tion. The black-headed students
descendants of the Latin races are
the ones who should establish a club
to develop amiability.
It does not appear that $he Pasteur
treatment for rabies is so certain in
its curative qualities as is generally
believed. In Iowa City, Iowa, says a
news item, Elijah Barry, a farmer,
was bitten last summer by a mad dog
and given the Pasteur treatment in the
state bacteriological laboratory. He
was pronounced cured and returned
home. Last week hydrophobia de
veloped and he died in agony.
A hard luck story comes from
Crookston, in the territory contiguous
to which, says the Duluth Herald,
thousands of bushels of potatoes have
been frozen in the fields. The farmers,
however, have no one but themselves to
blame. They had ample timeplenty
of good weatherin which to dig and
store their potatoes before the freeze
came, and they are fully aware of the
uncertainty of Minnesota fall weather.
Ere the republic of Mexico assumes
a state of quietude it may be found
necessary for the United States, in
the name of humanity, to step in and
put down the senseless hostilities.
That a revolution is imminent which
will probably exceed in magnitude
that which deposed Diaz is evidenced
by the attitude of Generals Gomez,
Zapata and other leaders, who are
mobilizing troops in various parts of
the republic.
An estate valued at $900 was all
that Dr. Ames possessed at the time
of his death, and his will provides
that, with the exception of one dollar
each to his three children, the proper
ty shall go to his wife. He carried
no insurance on his life. It is to be
regretted that he did not make better
provision for his wife, this man who
might have died wealthy, but to his
philanthropic work is largely due the
fact that he possessed no more.
Two out of three of the cowardly
brutes in human form accused of par
ticipating in the tarring of the Kansas
school teacher, Mary Chamberlain,
were found guilty by the jury and
sentenced to a year's imprisonment in
the Lincoln county jail. All the
others implicated had already entered
pleas of guilty, and upon each of the
miscreants the severest penalty
permissible under the Kanas statutes
was imposeda year's imprisonment
in the county jail.
Having given his palatial residence
to the Sisters of Mercy and taken up
his abode in his woodshed, Abraham
Slimmer, a retired Hebrew farmer of
Waverly, Iowa, is now distributing
his large fortune among charitable
institutionshospitals, homes for the
aged and orphansand has already
disposed of something like $300,000.
Mr. Slimmer, who is 80 years old, is
a philanthropist in the true sense of
the word. His aim, he says, is to al
leviate suffering and to spend his
fortune for that purpose before he
Henry Clay Beattie. jr., has met his
just deserts and the world is better,
not because he lived, but because this
brutal wife murderer has been re
moved from earth. He confessed to
his cold-blooded deed upon the morn
ing of his electrocution and, in a
signed statement, said he was desirous
of standing right before God and
man, that he was truly sorry for his
crime, but believed he nad made his
peace with the Lord and would soon
pass into His presence. We fear his
expectations failed to materialize
that his spirit was intercepted in its
flight by the ruler of hades.
A lesson could be learned by some
rural publishers from an obituary
written by an Indiana editor on a
brother newspaperman. Among other
things, he says: "Jones was a con
scientious man but he missed his call
inghe should havq been an evange
list instead of a newspaperman. He
had no nose for newshe couldn't
even smell a conflagration if it raged
in the rag warehouse next door to his
print shop. In fact the news he did
print was so unreliable and garbled
that his subscription list had dwindled
down to the insignificant number of
45. Yet in every issue of his paper
he published, on the front page,
beautiful gems of poetry from reli
gious magazines. But nowadays
people take a paper for the news it
containsthey refuse to be bored with
sentimental poetry."
The seriate committee which investi
gated Unole Ike Stephenson will re
port that he bought no votes but will
recommend that he be censured for
expending such large sums of money
in his campaign. The blame for the
expenditure does not, however, seem
to attach so much to Uncle Ike as to
the swarm of bloodsuckers whom he
foolishly but good-naturedly per
mitted to thrust their hands into his
treasury whensoever they saw fit.
A case of much importance to the
traveling public was last Friday de
cided by the state supreme court,
which handed down a ruling that the
railroads operating in Minnesota
have a right to charge 10 cents more
than their regular passenger fare to
persons who fail 'to purchase tickets
before getting on the train. The de
cision reversed a verdict in the lower
court in which Richard A. Allen of
St. Paul sued the Omaha road for
One of the most enterprising of the
new manufacturing firms of St. Paul
is that of Hackney Bros., makers of
farming implements. Their plant is
located in the Midway district. The
firm employs a large number of high
priced men and has met with phenome
nal success. Next spring a new
$100,000 building will be added to the
plant. Hon. J. M. Hackney, senator
from the 37th district, is at the head
of the concern and he has able as
sistants in his two brothers.
Chicago women propose starting a
co-operative bargain store and half a
million females have purchased stock
in the enterprise, says a press dis
patch. Thirty thousand "bargains"
have been purchased to place on the
counters of the store upon the opening
daymostly dress goods and hats.
Hence, it is plain to be seen that upon
the grand opening, or grabbing, day
some of the shareholders will be un
able to snatcn a bargain and that
hair pulling will result as a conse
No one is surprised when a man
dies from excessive whiskey drinking,
but it is seldom that death is at
tributed to excessive coffee drinking.
Dr. Lindley of Los Angeles, however,
says that the imbibation of large
quantities of coffee caused the death
of Mrs. Glendenningshe had taken
so much caffeine into her system that
she was a nervous wreck. In all
probability hundreds of other people
die from a like cause. Toxologists
tell us that caffeine is a stronger
poison than alcohol.
A Washington dispatch is to the
effect that Senator Moses E. Clapp
may be called to testify before the
Stanley committee in connection with
the charge of the Merritts that they
were swindled out of the Mesaba iron
ore properties by canting old John
Rockefeller. If Moses is called to
the stand he should tell all he knows
concerning the loss of the $20,000,000
Mountain Iron property to the perma
nent school fund of Minnesota. He
was attorney general of Minnesota
and a close friend of the Merritts at
the time the deal was consummated.
Two hundred and twenty-three mili
tant suffragettesthe majority in
their teenswere sentenced to either
pay fines or to serve terms of im
prisonment at the Bow street police
court in London last week. Counsel
for the public prosecutor said he
could not adequately describe the dis
graceful and discreditable scenes of
organized disorder of which the
accused were guilty. And fair Emme
line Pankhurst, their chief, is in this
country to stir up just such dis
turbances as these viragoes were
found guilty of. Disrgaceful? Doubly
In a speech at Chicago recently Jas.
J. Hill strongly criticised the liter
ature sent out by the government agri
cultural department to the farmers.
The language in which the bulletins
are couched, said he, is so technical
and abstruse that it cannot be readily
understood by the farmer. He does
not mean by this that the farmer lacks
intelligence but that the bulletins
should be couched in more simple
language. Mr. Hill speaks the truth.
There are altogether too many scienti
fic names used in the bulletinsnames
that a man not well versed in Latin
cannot understand.
[BAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1911.
If the Minneapolis Journal is oor
*eetly/infarme the radical progres
sives of that city are red-headed over
the appointment of W. W. Rich of St.
Paul to the clerkship of Senator
Moses E. Clapp's committee in Wash
ington. What confounded asses some
ot those pin-headed progressives must
be? Ever since Mr. Clapp became
senator, by the grace of Tom Shevlin
and the late M. D. Grover of the
Great Northern, Bill Rich has been
his faithful man Friday. To our
mind the appointment of Mr. Rich to
the clerkship is one of the most com
mendable acts in Senator Clapp's
public career.
R. K. Doe, United States naturaliz
ation commissioner, places but little
credence in the testimony of saloon
keepers. Last week, in Chippewa
Falls, Wis., he made a strenuous pro
test over the issue that a number of
applicants for citizenship papers had
saloonkeepers to testify as to their
competency, residence, etc., and an
nounced that hereafter he will not
recommend the granting of papers
upon such testimony. And Judge
Wickham said he would back up the
examiner in the stand taken by him.
This is an uncalled for thrust at
saloonkeepers, many of whom are
just as worthy of credence as any
other class of business men.
It costs from $5,000 to $6,000 per
mile to construct a good road in
Ramsey county. The road is first
thoroughly leveled a coating of
crushed rock, inches at the sides
and inches at the center, is then
applied then a course of sharp, cleaa
sand is spread over the rock an inch
of clay is spread over the sand, and
finally a two-inch coating of gravel.
A ten-ton roller is continually going
the road-bed first and then each coat
ing is thoroughly rolled and re-rolled.
The result is a smooth, compact road
that will last for years and necessitate
little repairing. Ramsey is a rich
county and can afford to build good
permanent roads, but in most of the
counties it would be impossible to
construct roads on such an expensive
scale. A fairly passable road,
properly rounded up and surfaced
with gravel or crushed rock, ought to
be constructed at a cost of $2,000 per
It seems as if the big political guns
of the republican party in this state
were afraid to be mixed up in Presi
dent Taft's pre-convention campaign.
Sentaor Clapp is aggressively hostile
to the president Senator Nelson has
gone to Washington and will not be
in the state again probably until the
delegates to the republican national
convention are chosen those of the
congressmen who are not openly
against the president are indifferent
National Committeeman Frank B.
Kellogg says he will take no part in
the fight and it is suspected he is not
overly friendly to Mr. Taft Gover
nor Eberhart has troubles of his own
State Central Committee Chairman
Smith doesn't seem to care who
gathers in the delegates the captains
of finance and industry are sulking
in their tents, and the moss-encrusted
federal officeholders are ominously
silent. At the present writing the
president's fences in this state are not
in good order.
Mr. A. B. Hostetter of Duluth
recommends Early Ohio and Triumph
potatoes for the south, says the Du
luth News-Tribune. It should be
borne in mind, however, that there is
only a limited market for Triumphs.
The Triumph is not a good eating po
tato it is shipped south for seed in
the early part of the yeargenerally
not later than the first of March.
The Early Ohio is a good, eating pota
to at all seasons of the year and, as
its name indicates, matures early.
The Early Ohio is far superior to the
Triumph, but the latter, on account
of its dark red color presents a better
appearance when it is shipped north
in the springthe first new potato on
the northern markets is the little red
Triumphand for that reason it is
preferred to- any white variety by
southern growers. Farmers in this
State should dispose of their Triumphs
before the first of March. There is no
market for that variety after that
date. There is always a demand for
Early Ohios.
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We have never been an intense
mirer of President Taft. We believe
the Payne-Aldrich tariff measure is
an abomination and that the president
ought not to have sanctioned it. That
he has appointed some men to im
portant positions who have not re
flected credit upon his administration
is also generally admitted even by
his staunchest supporters. But the
president is only a manto err is
human. He has made mistakes and
he has rectified his mistakes as fast
as opportunity offered. He is a big,
broad-gauge man he has the courage
of his convictions he has the best
interests of the country at heart he
does what he believes to be right
there is not an iota of demagogism in
his make-up he is intensely patriotic
and an American from the ground up
his integrity and sincerity of purpose
is beyond question, and he is withal a
rrfan of much experience and great
abilities. His straightforwardness in
administering the affairs of his great
office and in the discharge of the
duties imposed upon him by the con
stitution has earned for him the en
mity of conscienceless demagogues
and arrogant captains of high finance.
But the plain common people are be
ginning to find out the manner of man
he is, and they love him for the ene
mies he has made. In this connection
the following extract from an extreme
ly sensible editorial in the Duluth
News-Tribune is apropos:
"That the president has been
earnestly trying to enforce the laws
and at the same time, in the interest of
all the people, build up a constructive
and not a destructive policy that he
has been condemned by those upon
whom the hand of the government has
fallen that the constitution which the
president has sworn to support pro
vides for a representative govern
ment, and not for one framing laws
on election day, a volume at a time
that in the line of controlling big
business and preventing violations of
the law his administration has done
more than all other previous adminis
trations, and yet done it with judicial
temper that the president has taken
the whole people frankly into his con
fidence in every detail that he has
not hesitated boldly to declare what
he believes to be right in the very
strongholds of the opposite view that
he has not ordered his conduct as
president in the interest of his own
advantage, all count for nothing with
intemperate or disgruntled insurgents,
who bitterly condemn him for, in fact,
honestly endeavoring to be president
of all of the people and to maintain
and preserve constitutional govern-
It is intimated that Justice George
L. Bunn of the state supreme court
may not be nominated or indorsed by
the republican state convention, but
that a straight-out? republican may be
nominated in his stead. Mr. Bunn
was appointed by Governor Clough
to the second district (Ramsey
county) bench to succeed Judge Chas.
D. Kerr in 1897. Governor Clough
was severely criticised for appointing
him. But Judge Bunn made such an
excellent record that he was elected to
the position, practically without op
position, in 1898, and re-elected in 1904
and 1910. It is generally conceded
that no abler jurist has ever graced
the Ramsey county bench. Judge
Bunn was appointed by Governor
Eberhart to the supreme court bench
to succeed Justice Jaggard.
Justice Bunn is personally unknown
to the writer, but we do know that in
Ramsey county he is held in high
esteem by men of all political parties
and that his record as a judge is un
assailable. He should be nominated
by the republican state convention
without opposition, and whether he is
or not the Union will favor his elec
Under glaring headlines the Minne
apolis Tribune of the 25th inst.
printed a wireless message from the
state capitol dated Jan. 6, 1912, in
which it was announced that every
thing was in readiness for the special
session of the legislature which was to
convene that morning. The article
was cleverely written and abounded in
biting sarcasm, as witness the follow
ing excerpts:
A caucus was held last night to
determine who would introduce the
jack knife resolution. It was decided
to apportion this duty by lot. In
view of the fact that the legislators
will not have any salaries, it has been
decided to appropriate $200,000 for
Among the supplies that
will be purchased are safety razors',
porcelain bath tubs, fountain pens,
jack knives, stationery, pocket hand
kerchiefs, mucilage, waste paper
baskets, etc.
"By legislative enactment these
articles will be made legal tender at
the hotels and the clerks will be ex
pected to divide up with the legis
"Julius Schmahl says he has a
campaign ahead of him and absolute
ly declines to accept the responsi
bility for the distribution of any of
the plunder.
"Former Judge Odin Halden ar
rived last night from Duluth. He
carried a large suit case containing
21 reasons why tonnage tax should
not be passed. Mr. Halden abused
the governor roundly for calling the
extra session."
...MUMUM 1
Well said, Old Mn.
Good roads are desirable, but they
should be located where they will do
the greatest good to the greatest
number..Anoka Union.
William Has Been There Before
The press dispatches say that W. J.
Bryan was caught on a sinking ship.
This, however, is no new sensation to
W. J. B.Little Falls Transcript.
Alvah Can't Lose.
Alvah Eastman is running for con
gressman-at-large at the rate of about
fifty columns a week from the country
press, and if that doesn't win him the
nomination we are going to tear the
"it pays to advertise" sign off the
wall and chuck it in the waste basket.
Walker Pilot. Col. Nett Is Agin It.
Over 200 newspapers are asking for
an extra session of the legislature.
The Union is not among that number.
If the extra session would be of great
benefit to the people we would say
call it by all means, but we cannot
see any relief in the session.Lake
Crystal Union.
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Deserves to be Recalled if Guilty.
Mankato is all stirred up over the
killing of its pet deer in its park and
now threatens to recall Commissioner
Benjamin Bangerter because it is al
leged he illegally ordered the destruc
tion of the deer. Mankato has the
commission plan of city government
and seems to know who is responsible
for the killing of the deer.St. Cloud
4* $-
Haradon Would Drive the Serpents Out.
We thoroughly believe that the first
steps that shoud be made for the pub
lic good is to make some rigid law re
garding the manufacture and sale of
pure intoxicating liquors and see that
they are rigidly enforced. There is
more genuine headache and fight in
some of the beer manufactured than is
good for the average citizen. Pos
sibly^some of the laws in force in
Germany would fit pretty well here.
Park Rapids Enterprise.'
Democratic Papers Opposad to Flan.
It is said that the plan to convene
the legislature in extra session this
winter was inspired by democratic
papers with the object of putting the
present administration in a hole. The
Duluth Herald's poll of state papers
shows that practically every demo
cratic paper in the Minnesota valley
is opposed to the extra session idea.
A poll of the taxpayers of the state
would show a decided majority
against the plan.Belle Plaine Her
No Prefixes or Affixes Necessary
It should not be necessary for re
publicans to place the prefix "pro
gressive" before their party appella
tion, for the republican party is now
and always has been a progressive
party. To be really progressive one
must stand on the everlasting rock of
sound principles. When one departs
from this he is liable to make a
failure of his venture. The republi
can party is a party (not necessarily
perfect) of sane and safe progress
From time to time there have been
hyphenated republican parties that
have gone joy riding, but usually
their machine turned turtle in the ex
hilaration. Slayton Gazette.
The Fears of Bro. Shields
We read much in our contempo
raries these days about fearless
editors. Well, the editor of the Pilot
is not one of the fearless ones. We
fear our delinquent subscribers will
not pay up before the holidays, that
the winter will be long and the coal
bills longer, that the prices of butter
and eggs will remain high until
spring, that the paper combine will
advance the price of paper, that Min
nesota will not go democratic next
fall, that the repbulican progressives
and the republican retrogressives will
right about face, then forward march
until they meet and form a line. Oh,
we have lots of lingering fears!Fari
bault Pilot.
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