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Pullial\d Every Tbwraday.
Business Manager.
Minnesota has refused to join the
ranks of the progressive good roads
While the returns are incomplete
it is almost a certainty that the
good roads amendment has been de
We can view with equanimity the
election of Woodrow Wilson, but the
defeat of the good roads amend
On Friday of last week the Cuban
general election was held and, ac
cording to the dailies, went off very
quietlysoldiers guarded the polling
places with fixed bayonets and dis
persed the crowds.
A price of $1,000, says a New York
press dispatch, has been placed upon
the head of District Attorney Whit
man, who dared to expose the New
York police department and bring
Becker to justice, and four assassins
have been hired to kill the prosecu
tor. If this is true the New York
police ring is more to be feared than
the black hand association or high
binders' society.'
The government will have to raise
the salaries it pays in civil service
positions or it will soon find itself
short of men. In Saturday's exami
nations in various parts of the coun
try a heavy falling off in the number
of applicants for federal jobs, such
as mail carriers ana postal clerks,
was noticeable, and the reason is
obviousmen can obtain better pay
working for private enterprises.
Motion pictures of the Balkan
Turkish war have already been
placed on exhibition in New York.
The fact that no camera men were
allowed with the forces at the front
leads us to the belief that the mo
tion picture lellows costumed a
couple ot armies of Bowery bums
and put tnem into mimic warfare
for the purpose sought. Those mov
ing picture aitisfcs are mighty re
sourceful chaps.
It is said that the Chicago cold
storage men are taking from the
tomb and placing on the market a
million oi so of eggs which they
placed in the sepulchre in the sum
mer of 1910. It seems that since
Doc Wiley was squeezed out ol office
ancient eggs can be disposed of by
unscrupulous dealers with impunity.
But little effort is being made to
enfoice the pure food laws, either
national or state.
At the election on Tuesday there
were 44,030 votes cast for presiden
tial candidates in Minneapolis there
weie 16,105 votes lecoided in favor
ol the good loads amendment and
4.615 against it, and 23.310 failed to
vote eithei foi or against hence, in
reality, theie were 27,925 votes
against the amendment in that city.
Even at that Minneapolis did better
in proportion to its population than
manj of the country precincts.
In sacrificing their lives in order
to save 87 children who were in their
charge, six sisters of charity at St.
Johns orphanage, San Antonio, Tex
as, displaced a heroism almost un
precedented. They could have es
caped with their lives, but then the
children would have lost theirs in
the hre, and these noble women died
in rescuing their little charges, all
of whom were saved but two. The
woild knows of no greater heroism
than this.
It is estimated that the grain yield
of the northwest this year will ex
ceed all previous records by 35,000,000
bushels. This will not, however,
necessarily depreciate prices to any
great extent, as there have been light
\ields in many European countries
and they will therefore be compelled
to draw more heavily than usual
upon the supply of the United
States. The wheat crop of Argentine
and other South American republics
is also light in consequence of de
structive storms.
Crown Prince William of Germany
fell from his horse the other day, re
ceiving a few scratches, and the
great American dailies published his
picture under scareheads and gave
.the trifling incident half-column
write-ups. Upon the same day John
Harris of Pittsburg, Pa., was cut to
pieces in saving the life of a child
by rushing in front of a moving
train, and the great dailies devoted
about an inch of space to the heroic
deed. To the average American this
toadying of the press to "royal"
sapheads is sickening.
In all 207 lives, in various parts of
the world, have been sacrificed to
aerial navigation since the plane
machines were invented. Fifteen of
these aviators were killed in the
month just closed, one of them while
engaged in the daring act of spying
upon Adrianople. Shrapnel from the
Turkish guns brought his machine
to earth. Two hundred and seven
lives is a heavy toll to pay to experi
mentation, but ere the flying ma
chine is brought to a state of perfec
tion, where it is absolutely safe,
many more will lose their lives.
John Spitzberger is dead. He was
known as the "Miser of Vienna,"
but the appellation was unjust for
he did not worship wealth. He
worked hard and denied himself the
necessities of life that he might save
money to found a children's hospital.
And when he died he left 3,000,000
crowns for this purpose. Thus it is
shown that it was not miserliness
which imbued the soul of John Spitz
berger, but humanitarianismhe de
prived himself of the comforts of life
that little children might benefit
thereby. "Your pleasure is to
spend," he would reply to the re
monstrances of his friends, "mine to
save.* Leave me to my pleasure it
is all for a good purpose.''
The driving of the bloodthirsty
Turks out of Europe and the divi
sion of the territory among the coun
tries which are engaged in warfare
against the barbarous Mohammedans
would prove a blessing. Turkey has
for centuries proven a menace to the
peace of Euiope. Its sultans have
encouraged the slaughter of chris
tians and the most brutal atrocities
have been perpetrated upon men,
women and children in the Balkan
states. And the great powers, to
their eternal shame, have compla
cently looked on and made no attempt
to stop the horrrible massacres. Out
with the inhuman Turks, drive
them into their Asiatic possessions,
but better still would be then com
plete annihilation.
Jim Giay of the Minneapolis Jour
nal editorial staff, who was sent to
Milwaukee to write up the socialist
municipal regime, finds that it was
a costly business failure but that the
administration was honest. It spent
$1,080,000 more in two years than
any predecessor, even those which
were called grafting administrations.
This money was not spent in public
impiovements, for practically none
were made the money, it seems to
Mr. Giay, was just frittered away
as a consequence of bad manage
ment. Hence the peculiar fact pre
sents itself that Milwaukee was less
burdened with taxes and in a more
flourishing condition under alleged
grafting administrations than under
a socialist regime.
In consequence of the death of
Vice President Sherman, Chairman
Hilles of the national republican
committee has called a meeting of
that body for November 12, in Chica
go, for the purpose of selecting a
successor to James S. Sherman as a
candidate of the republican part)
for vice president of the United
States. This is the regulation pro
cedure in such cases, but the nomi
nation could not possibly be made
prior to election, as it is necessary
to give at least six days notice to
each committeeman, and Mr. Sher
man's death did not occur until
October 30. According to the con
stitution the succession to the vice
presidency for the unexpired term
goessto Secretary of State Philander
C. Knox, who also figures as a pres
idential possibility should the na
tional election throw the contest
into the house.
Rev. T. W. Stout of Minneapolis
is one of those' level-headed ministers
wh6 does not believe in dragging the
church into political factionalism.
In an address to first voters last
week he thus expressed his views on
the subject: 'The church must in
spire the state must execute. The
church must inspire not one party,
but all else she will foment class
strife. She must not win by wrest
ing a victory from one crushed sec
tion of society, but by winning all
to better thinking.'' Preachers who
from the pulpit advise voting lor
this, that or the other candidate or
party take a very poor attitude.
I Used to Be Rudely Interrupted
Olden Times In England.
One John Rudge is on record as hav
ing bequeathed to the parish of Try
sail, in Shropshire, England, 20 shil
lings a year to be paid to "a poor man"
employed to go about church in sum
mer to keep people awake.
At another English church, that ol
Acton, in Cheshire, it \ffts the practice
during the middle of the last century
for one of the churchwardens to pro
ceed through the church during service
with a huge wand in his hand where
with if any one of the congregatior
were observed to be asleep he was in
atantly awakened by a tap on the head
In Warwickshire a similar custon
prevailed. A warden bearing a stoul
wand shaped like a hay iork at the end
stepped stealthily up and down th
nave and the aisles, and whenever ht
saw an individual asleep he touched
him so effectively that the nap was
broken, this being sometimes accom
pushed by the application of the forb
to the nape of the neck.
A more playful method obtained i
another church. The beadle went abou
daring service carrying a long staff, tt
one end of which was attached & fox's
brush and to the other a knob. Witt
the former he gently tickled the faces
of the women sleepers, while with the
knob he bestowed a sharp rap on tht
heads of male offenders.Exchange.
I I Doesn't Take Them Long to Get tht
Swing of Our Ways.
About the time the Japanese or Sia
mese student at Harvard has come to
know his way about the campus he
has forgotten to prefix "honorable" tc
the names of professors, he remembers
only dimly that he used to salaam tc
his elders, and be wears a cap with a'
careless grace and comfort as anj
Other freshman.
If six weeks will make such trans
formation in the oriental six months
will so change him that even his
father would have difficulty in recog
nizing him at first glance. And he
can say, "You get me, Harold, don't
you, old boy?" and "Let's beat it!" n
readily as though he were Boston born.
A tutor over in Cambridge take*
oriental students in charge as soon
as they arrive at the university and
instructs them in the ways and meanis
of acquiring a working knowledge of
English It makes no difference
Whether the youngsters had any edu
cation in the English language or not
before they left home.
The Chinese or the Japanese student
the tutor says, is invariably quick, de
termined and eager to learn. Also, ac
cording to this tutor, he unlearns a loi
of oriental things.Boston Herald
How to Boil Water.
To boil water would seem to be a
Tory simple thing, and yet the late
Charles Delmonico used to say thai
very few people knew how to do it
"The secret is," he said, "in putting
good fresh water into a clean kettle al
ready quite warm and setting the wa
ter to boiling quickly and then taking
tt right off for use in tea, coffee oi
Other drinks before it is spoiled. To let
it steam and simmer and evaporate un
til the good water is in the atmosphere
and the lime and iron and dregs only
left in the kettle is what makes a great
many people sick, and it is worse than
no water at all." For water boiled like
this and flavored with a few drops oi
lemon juice Mr. Delmonico use to
charge as much as for his best liquors,
and he often recommended it to his
customers and friends who complaineci
Of loss of appetite.
A Bold but Unprofitable Retort.
"I passed that woman in the secono
floor apartment downtown this after
noon with a wonderful new French hat
on, and she had her chin up so high in
the air she couldn't see any one she
knew," said Mrs. Knox, with a tinge oi
resentment in her voice, as she began
to pave the way to inform her husband
that her own old awning was looking
disgracefully shabby and ready foi
the church rummage sale.
"That's nothing," retorted Mr. Knox
boldly. "When a woman gets a new
Paris hat it generally goes to hei
Then he suddenly remembered tha
he had an engagement and decided
this was as good a time as any to keep
it.Kansas City Star.
Didn't Sound Right.
*Ma, what does stand for?"
"Doctor of divinity, my dear. Don't
they teach you the common abbrevia
tions in school?"
"Oh, yes. but that doesn't seem tc
sound right here."
"Read it out loud, my dear."
My Dear (reading) "Witness 1
heard the defendant say, 'I'll make you
suffer for this I'll be doctor of divinity
f I don't' "-Milwaukee Sentinel
State Expenditures Far in Ex
cess o! Receipts.
Practically Every Department to De-
mand Larger Appropriation
From Next Legislature.
(Special Correspondence.)
Bt. Paul, Nov. 5.With the election
over activity once more reigns at the
state capitol. What the next legis
lature will do, what new laws it will
put on the statute books and what ef
fect they will have on the great office
holding body is now the principal con
cern of those whose sustenance is the
state treasury. The opinion is gen
oral that the new legislature is going
to do the economical act and that
some one is due to suffer as a conse
quence. It will have to, as the tax
rate is now near the breaking point
and a cut all down the line will be
necessary to prevent an increase. One
of the things charged against the
present administration has been its
high cost to the taxpayers of the state
and in a measure the charge has not
been without foundation. Today the
state is on the borrowing side of the
ledger to the extent of nearly $2,000,-
000 and the amount is daily climbing.
This is because of the extravagance
of the last legislature and a reluctance
on the part of the tax fixing officials
to make the rate what it should be.
The fear was that a rate in excess of
the previous year would cause trouble
at the polls. The man at the head of
the appropriations committee at the
coming session of the legislature faces
a task many would shrink from, as he
is going to be assailed from all quar
ters. There is not a department con
nected with the state government but
thinks the money at its command is
inadequate and each is preparing to
demand an increase. New depart
ments, too, are being proposed and
they mean an additional drain on the
Speaking about the coming legisla
ture and the problems it will have to
face in the matter of demands on the
state treasury the state board of con
trol is preparing a plea in behalf of
the institutions in its charge that will
demand attention. It may not be gen
erally known, but the dependent popu
lation of Minnesota is growing and
that at a rate which calls for the
strictest economy on the part of the
board to keep the expenses within
hounds. I am told that some of the
insane asylums are bedding patients
in the halls and that the wards are
so crowded that the attendants walk
on the beds in order to reach patients.
There is no space between. At a pre
vious session of the legislature one
member told of this crowded condi
tion of the asylums and declared that
it was a shame In the face of this
the club women of the state are de
manding a new prison for women of
fenders and other reforms that mean
state's strong box. Then there are the hat passed at every meeting came
proposed increases in salary, not to back well filled.
speak of the creation of additional
offices All around it is going to be a
strenuous three months for quite a few
lawmakers The talk now is that
there may be a reduction in salaries
instead of an increase Something
will have to be done if the tax rate
is to be kept down.
a big outlay of money. Had it not i the election campaign which followed.
heen for the bumper crops produced Elmquist was a feature of every
by the farms In connection with the special train sent out by the state com-
various state institutions this year,
which went far to reduce the cost of
maintenance, the board of control
would have been swamped. As it was
every dollar at its command was ex
4. 4. 4.
The contest for the speakership of
the next house is now on and the fight
will be kept up to the day of the open
ing of the legislature. The indica
tions are that the scrap will be one
of the warmest in years. Pat McGarry
of Cass county is after the place. He
was in St. Paul last week and gave
it out cold that he would be a candi
date. W. I Nolan and John Lennon,
both of Minneapolis, want the job.
Nolan, who used to trot with the boys,
has joined the progressive forces and
he hopes to profit by reason of the
fact. Lennon says he is also a pro
gressive. There is talk to the effect
that Harry Dunn, speaker of the last
house, will get into the race. The
name of C. Dunn of Princeton is
also mentioned Bob, however, says
he wants none of it.
A A A *r
There is a rumor in St Paul to the
effect that the Schmidt and Hamm
Brewing companies have broken on 1
the question of political activity in
the state and that the former concern
has withdrawn entirely from the State
Brewers' association The point made
by the Schmidt company is that the
activities of the Hamm crowd has
brought the brewing industry into dis
repute and that trouble will result if
this activity is continued. The relic in the box ever gets the ball over
Schmidt Brewing company is now en- the plate without the aid of an express
deavoring to bring the small brewprs wagon."
of the state around to its way of I And in the silence that followed aH
thinking and the dissolution of the that could be heard was the faint
State Brewers' association is probable chugging of the young man's Adam's
a result. This association is main-
past has been quite a factor in state
The break 1 ctween the two leading
brewing con eras in St. Paul is said
to date back lo the St Paul city elec
tion last spiiog, when Otto Bremer,
the head of the Schmidt company, was
the Democratic candidate for mayor.
Bremer lost out and the charge made
by his friends was that the Hamm
Brewing company was responsible. In
retaliation, it is said, Mr. Bremer per
sonally espoused the cause of P. M.
Ringdal, the Democratic candidate for
governor, and to have financed several
speakers and workers in an effort to
bring the German vote of the state
back into the fold. Bremer and
Hamm never hitched, though both
stood back to back in the brewery
fight against the Anti-Saloon league
of two and four years ago, which re
sulted in its practical annihilation.
Bremer always contended that the as
sociation was hurting the brewery
business and while contributing to the
common fund seldom participated in
its councils.
5* 4 4*
Many bills calculated to relieve the
present statewide primary law of its
obnoxious features are due to be of
fered at the coming session of the leg
islature. One member, I am told, is
preparing to offer a bill repealing the
entire act and returning to the con
vention system. That any of them
will prevail, however, is hardly likely.
When the first primary law was passed
it was condemned all over the state
and numerous amendments were pro
posed but few of them became laws.
The repeal of the second choice provi
sion is sure to be attempted, but how
far it will get remains to be seen.
The Prohibitionists of the state cast
a vote Tuesday that compels attention
The figures was hardly large enough
to put the party candidates across but
it was sufficient to make a decided cut
in the vote of the two great parties.
The gubernatorial candidate of the
Prohibitionist party was E. B. Lobeck
of Douglas county and it is said that
he made a campaign the like of which
was never seen in Minnesota. A zealot
if there ever as one and with speech
making alilities above the average Lo
beck, it is said, campaigned the state
in a manner that practically put the
candidates of the other parties to
shame. Lobeck always had a crowd
and he compelled attention whenever
he spoke. As to funds for the cam
paign Lobeck had only to exhort and
Though the new election law speci
fies the amount that a candidate for
office may spend and compels a week
ly filing of a statement showing the
moneys received and expended it will
never be known how much money was
invested in the contest just closed
Expenses were filed as required, but
they are regarded as a joke in the ma
jority of cases. One well known poli
tician hazards the guess that over
$300,000 was expended by tne various
candidates It is known that the tax
payers expended fully that amount
the conduct of the two elections
F. Alex Stewart of Minneapolis,
candidate for chief justice of the su
preme court, had his little joke when
filing his expense account. He made a
notation under the heading of receipts
acknowledging an unsolicited editorial
and cartoon appearing in the St. Paul
Dispatch and Pioneer Press. The
value of the two he placed at $4.99.
The papers named went after Stew
art roughshod.
If C. E. Elmquist of the state rail
road and warehouse commission
lacked interest in the primary cam
paign he more than made up for it in
mittpe and it is said that he was the
first to reach the platform when a sta
tion was reached. He simply could
not be suppressed Elmquist had the
run of his life in the primary cam
jpaign and he evidently did not want
I to be caught napping a second time.
1 The Eberhart "three ring circus,'
which the Democratic campaign lead
ers dubbed the special carrying his ex
cellency and the other state candi
dates, is due to be a feature of future
campaigns. The Democrats, it is said.
have figured out that the special is a
good thing and hereafter much of the
campaign fund will be devoted to it.
I The candidates on the Republican spe
cial paid the expenses, thus relieving
the central committee of the burden.
4* 4 4*
I P. V. Collins, the progressive candi
date for governor, is said to have add
ed fully 30,000 names to his list of
subscribers to his agricultural publi
cation as a result of his candidacy. At
$1 per this is pretty good.
Her Simple Question.
A young man took a young woman
friend to a ball game for the first
time, and in his superior knowedge
he asked her after the first inning was
over if there was anything about the
game she would like to have explained.
"Just one thing," said the sweet
young thing. "I wish you would ex
plain how that rheumatic bush league
talned by a barrel tax and in times Boston Traveler.
pi working feverishly up and down,
Janet Rose Tells a Couple of Tales tc
Justify Her Aversion.
Two good stories of Carlyle appeal
In "The Fourth Generation," by Janet
'Boss, the daughter of the brilliani
Lady Duff-Gordon:
"The one of our many visitors tc
Queen square whom 1 cordially dis
liked was Mr. Carlyle. He was
great friend of Mrs. Austin and pro
fessed lo admire Lucykin, as he callec
my mother, very much. One after
noon he had a discussion with her or,
German literature, and, her wonderfu
eloquence aud fire prevailing, Carlyh
Sost his temper and burst forth in his
Scotch tongue. 'You're just a windbag
Lucie ou'r just a windbag!' 1 hac
been listening with all my ears, as mj
grandmother always spoke with suet
enthusiasm about him but, furious at
my mother being, as I thought, 'callec
names' by so uncouth a man, I inter
nipted and exclaimed, 'My papa says
men should be civil to women!' For
which pert remark I was reproved bj
my mother. Mr. Carlyle, however,
was not offended and only observed
Lucykin. that child of yours has at
ye for an inference.'
At a later age she had this expert
nee with him: "My cousin. Henry
Reeve, 'the great Henry,' as we called
him, while others irreverently knew
him as 'Baron Puffendorf,' was al
ways kind to me. When I stayed with
Wm in Rutland Gate I took np my
cob, and we used to ride In the park
with his friend, Charles Greville
whom I did not much like, with De
lane, jaunty and kindly, who had a
smile and a nod for every one and
looked fresher than many of the young
girls, although he was up till 2 or 3
every morning at the Times office, and
with Mr. Carlyle.
"Henry welcomed Carlyle with effu
Ion, but generally managed that De
lane or Charles Greville should ride
with him, while I had to go with Car
lyle. One day as we were trotting his
wideawake blew off. A civil work
ingman picked it up and ran after ns.
Instead of giving him a sixpence 01
Ten a twopence, Carlyle said: Thank
ye, my man Ye can just say ye've
picked up the hat of Thomas Carlyle.'
I felt so ashamed that I told Eothen
he must come and meet me in the
park and take me away from the
A Banker's Wagers on St. Swithin't
Day Rain Legend.
There were few frenzied financiers
In England at the beginning of the
eighteenth cetury if the banker Bui
Hot, of whom the following story 15
told, can be taken as an example: Tht
feast of St Swithin, July 15, 1725, was
a particularly wet and stormy day.
Trusting implicitly in the old super
atition which says that If it rains on
St Swithin's day it will rain for forty
days thereafter, Bulliot opened a poor
for every one who was willing to bet
against him. The affair attained so
touch notoriety that the wager was re
(fluced to writing.
"If, dating from St. Swithin's day."
reads the memorandum, "it rams more
Or little during forty days successive
ly Bulliot will be considered to bave
gained, but if it cease to rain for only
one day during that time Bulliot has
For two weeks it continued to show
er every day, and so confident did the
banker become that he accepted as
stakes not only money, but gold head
ed canes, jewels, snuffboxes and even
clothes. When his cash gave out he
offered notes and bills of exchange.
Another week passed, and Bulliot's
War was still in the ascendant
But when the twenty-second day
hank into the west bright and cloud
less the unfortunate banker was ruin
ed.London Graphic.
Naming a Town.
The late Colonel Sanders was fan
massing Montana for votes for himself
for governor. He came to a little
settlement, not yet named
He met a man and said, "I am Wil
bur F. Sanders"
"Yes." said the man.
"I am running for governor Will
you vote for me. my friend?"
"No." "Well." said Sanders, producing a
uwill you have a drink?"
"You bet.'" said the man.
And that is actually the way the
town of Ubet got its name.Philadel
phia Saturday Evening Post
Doesn't Like to Move.
A most curious and sluggish crea
ture is the tautawa. a nine inch lizard
Whose home is in New Zealand. This
little imitation saurian has the reputa
tion of being the laziest creature ever
created. He is usually found clinging
to rocks or logs along the shores of
livers and lakes and has been known
to remain in one position perfectly mo
tionless for many months How the
creature manages to exist is a mys
A Ejasis of Confidence.
"By Jove." said Wilkes after the
Yaudeville performance was over, 'it
must take a lot of nerve for that man
to lean up against a board while bis
wife hurled all those knives at him."
"Nerve nothing!" retorted Bilkes
"He's perfectly aware she couldn't hit
him if she tried -Harper's.
"I hear Miss Strongmind has chucked
eoor Thompson." said Dabney.
"Sad. but true." said Wilkins.
"Why. I always thoughtThompy was
ft brick," said Dabney
"He is." said Wilkins. "Thar* why
he threw him. 1 gueaa."Judge.
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