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Q. I. 8TAPLES, Business Mnw
Office First Street, East of Court HOUM
Associate Editor
rorewn Advertising Representative
There is no necessity whatever for
the editor of the nonpartisan paper in
Milaca to become so perturbed con
cerning the appointment of the post
master in that village. He devoted
the larger portion of his editorial
page to a discussion of this matter
last week but somehow he did not
seem to thoroughly cover the subject.
Three applications were filed for the
office of postmaster and one was elimi
nated on the first examination of the
"papers the, two remaining names to
be considered were Charles Allen and
Fay Cravens. About a dozen ques
tionaires were sent to the patrons of
the Milaca postoffice concerning the
relative merits of these two appli
cants, their standing in the communi
ty, loyalty, moral habits and fitness for
the position We understand that no
later information concerning this ap
pointment has been made public.
It was not known for some time
that the editor of thte Times really had
filed for the office, but the early
part of the summer it became ap
parent that he was taking considera
ble interest in the appointment. While
the Times has in the past supported
Thomas Schall, its interest in our con
gressman seemed to be on the increase
this summer Speeches and communi
cations from him were given a promi
nent position in the weekly issues and
he received favorable editorial notice.
The popular report current in Milaca
is that the editor of the Times is
Schall's candidate for postmaster.
Now Charles A. Allen has been post
master in Milaca since iyl6 and has
given splendid satisfaction to the pa
trons of that office. When they heard
that a competitive examination was to
be held for the office they circulated a
petition asking to have Mr. Allen re
appointed. Approximately 1,400 pa
trons of the Milaca postoffice signed
the petition and sent it to the post
master general in Washington. It
might be added that over half the
signers are farmers
Just recently President Harding has
stated that it is the policy of the ad
ministration to appoint the postmas
ters on the basis of merit. He is not
in favor of allowing these appoint
ments to 'be awarded as political
plums and the congressmen therefore
may not be allowed to exercise their
personal choice alone in naming the
postmasters. Mr. Craven's plans may
have gone on the rocks right on this
point. Congressman Schall may not
be allowed to select the postmaster at
Milacathe wishes of the majority of
the patrons of that office may be con
The Washington Post remarks:
"The average man with red leanings
has a yellow back." There is a vast
amount of truth in this assertion. The
man who is continually berating the
president, congress, the courts, the
governor of his own state and the
legislature generally has a broad yel
low streak running right through
him. Having neither the ability to
make a success of Anything he under
takes nor the manhood to assume the
responsibility for his own failures, he
attempts to shift the blame for his
shortcomings on those individuals
who by virtue of their own indus
try and brains have climbed the ladder
of success and are in positions of au
thority. It is utterly useless to at
tempt to help one of these weak speci
mens with a yellow streak. He will
smite the hand of the friend who is
attempting to aid him, for he knows
not the meaning of the words loyalty
and gratitude. The chief danger of
having such creatures in a communi
ty is that they pollute every organiza
tion and individual with which they
come contact. Like the lepers in
the days of old they should be shunned
and their approach heralded with the
cry unclean, unclean.
Those who read the money markets
the dallies could "scarcely have failed
to note that within the past few
weeks several of the series of the va
rious issues of liberty bonds have
n?e in quotations to new high rec
ords for the year. This phenomenon
has been so.decided and so consistent
through most of the classes of this
spcunty as to attract widespread at
tention. Financial analystsm try
ing to get at the causes which underlie
this trendhave arrived at the conclu
sion it is due to factors which are
likely to prove permanent and that,
as a result, these government securi
ties in some issues may well touch
par before the end of the yer 1922
Should they do so it would prove
blessing to many a small investor who
put his wartime savings into liberty
bonds and still holds the securities.
The physiognomy of Luigi Luzatti,
who will lead the disarmament confer
ence delegates from Italy, strikes us
as being the face of a statesman and
philosopher that is, if newspaper por
traiture is accurately representative.
While we have no particular love for a
certain class of Italians, Greeks and
other people who come heTe from
southern Europe, never become natur
alized and send their earnings back to
their native lands to be placed in
banks, we feel like extending a "flip
per" to old man Luzatti.
There is no denying the fact that,
as a nation, we are optimists. No
matter what happens' in the United
States we, as a people, are invariably
searching for the silver lining. Pes
simists of course, we have with Us,
but they are in the minority. We hear
their wailings and even the gnashing
of their teeth, but we do not let that
worry us a bit. Instead, whenever
these grumblings meet our ears, we
grit our teeth and go forward to bet
ter efforts. Right now there seems
to be a concerted movement on the
part of some people to start a cam
paign of grief, and they want us to
stop awhile and weep with them.
They are painting a picture of gloom.
With the coming of the cold weather,
however, we will have no time to stop
and listen to discontentment, for that
is what all this amounts to. When the
first raw edges of winter enters the
scene and cuts chilly circles in the
various communities the end of the
period of discontentment will come.
Those who are aiding and abetting
the downhearted movement are about
due to become metamorphosed.
It is difficult to find words to ade
quately praise the Scottish Rite Ma
sons of the country for the many hu
manitarian and benevolent institutions
which they supporthomes for crip
pled children, homes for orphans,
homes for the poor, etc. As an in
stance, the twin city Shriners, an in
tegral part of Scottish Rite Masonry,
will complete in the spring a hospital
for crippled children which will cost
$225,000 and the order will subscribe
$50,000 a year for its maintenance. It
is planned that this institution shall
co-operate with the projected Michael
Dowling hospital for crippled children.
No higher spirit of humanitarism can
be conceived than this of providing
treatment for our poor unfortunate
little cripples. We have surgeons to
day who perform wonderful operations
and hundreds of crippled children have
been restored to normal condition by
the application of their remarkable
Every day there are strange occur
rences, but when reforms once start
in a country politically behind the
times they are likely to make precipi
tate, if somewhat eccentric, progress.
A short time ago the Bombay (East
Indian) legislative council, by a vote
exceeding two to rne enfranchised
women, thereby placing something
like half a million female voters on
the polling list. A majority of these
live in a condition of guardianship and
privacy, and, even when educated,
cannot be reached by ordinary cam
paign methods. Customs stronger
than laws forbid the attendance of
these women at public meetings hence,
if a serious persistent effort is made
to bring out the female vote, it may
have an interesting effect upon social
customs. To say the least, the situa
tion is a peculiar one.
Twenty farmers who were induced
to give their notes for stock in the
Grand Forks (N, D./) American* a non
partisan paper now defunct, will have
to liquidate these notes as a result of
judgments entered against the sign
ers. When the farmers gave these
notes they were assured that they
would never be called upon to pay any
money as the profits would be suffi
cient to retire them. This should
prove a lesson to those who were ca
joled into signing these notes and a
warning to others who may be ap
proached by oily-tongued solicitors on
similar propositions.
Daily papers are playing up a num
ber of grand opera artists and film
stars as "beauties." If the halftones
presented faithfully portray these re
markable personages, we will say
that we could go forth on Main street
and assemble within a period of ten
minutes a bevy of girls who for
beauty of countenance and symmetry
of form would make these footlight
artists look like a collection of the
very last roses of summer.
There is evidently something rad
ically wrong with the administration"
of the laws of the land when such"evil
smelhng scoundrels as Mike Weisman,
sentenced to a seven-year term in the
penitentiary for operating a vice re
sort and 18 months for complicity in
a whiskey-smugghng~ deal, is per
mitted to remain at large through the
leniency of the courts. Has Weis
man's money anything to do with it?
It begins to look that way.
The city of Hastings has lost a real
friend in the death of Irving Todd,
aged 80 years and for 59 years con
tinuously editor of the Hastings Ga
zette. He was a public-spirited man
and did much to place Hastings on
the map. The newspaper fraternity
of Minnesota will miss this dean of
A report comes from London that
our Colonel Harvey has become vir
tually silent. It's merely the calm be
fore the storm, we fancy. If we are
not mistaken, a volcanic eruption is
brewing which will make even the
tableware rattle at the court of St.
The Kansas City Star says: "You
can get a loafer to tackle almost any
kind of a job if you agree to photo
graph him while he works." Not the
kind that hangs out in our town,
The authorities nabbed a bootlegger
in Brooklyn from the mere evidence
that orderlies from a hospital fre
quently visited his place of business
and returned disorderlies.
Australia claims to have 100 species
of snakes, three-fourths of them veno
mous. In the United States there are
but very few species of poisonous
reptiles, the most deadly of which is
a serpent known by -the name of
A Paris dispatch tells us that bol
shevik spies are watching American
relief workers in Russia. Likely a
few half starved ex-dukes and counts
awaiting an opportunity to grab off
a loaf of bread when the relief work
ers are not looking.
The politician has his ars to the
ground occasionally, but the grasshop
per and cricket have them there all
the time. Their aural organs are lo
cated 'below the knee/'
Too Bad.
It is too bad the Ku Klux Klan is
getting more publicity than it can
properly use and the Salvation army,
the Mike Dowling memorial fund and
other good causes are not getting half
they deserve. Our sympathy in this
matter, however, is most certainly not
with the Klan.Redwood Gazette.
May the Star Continue to Shine.
The Star is still shining at Lamber
ton, but it appears that the bank there
has closed its doors, whose president
was the leading figure in the boycott
against the Star because of its
Americanism in wartime. The Lam
berton situation is a regrettable one
from all angles.Jordan Independent.
A Rapid Slide at That.
When Mr. Townley sees that fifteen
million the Equity got from the gov
ernment and the cinch on grain buy
ing it got with it, he must reflect and
wish he was in the Jackson county
jail for being a piker. The Equity is
riding free and handsome while the
nonpartisan league is sliding down
the toboggan to the foot of the hill.
Eden Valley Journal.
The Value of Wildcat Stock.
At an auction sale in an Illinois
county seat to close an estate min-y
mg stocks and claims which the de
ceased owner had appraised at a value
of $350,000 were disposed of for $5.10.
The star of luck may be imperceptibly
watermarked some of this worth
less paper, but the c'aances rather are
that the price paid was more than
reasonableRed Wing Eagle.
"Appear" is Good.
The Minnesota Leader is gleeful
over the fact that $2,000,000 worth of
North Dakota bonds appear to have
.been sold. Poor old North Dakota. In
debt another two million and no pos
sible way of ever getting out except
by the slow and painful way of taxa
tion. Have you ever heard about the
man who felt good because he had
just succeeded in borrowing enough
money to pay every cent he owed?
Long Prairie Leader.
Let Us Stand Together.
It is inevitable that there should be
some difference between men of dif
ferent parties, men of different races,
men of different creeds. But we can
never get anywhere by always harp
ing on'our differences. In the long
run one of two things is true. Groups
of our people must either find a way
to get along together or they must
engage in perpetual warfare. There
can be no doubt as to which is the
wise method. Let's get together, stick
together, and fight together,, and fight
those who try to keep us separated.
Winnebago Enterprise.
TaxTo Touch.
"The word "tax," remarks the New
York Times, "is derived from a word
whose original meaning was "to
Consulting the dictionary for veri
fication of this interesting item, one
finds more than verification. The first
meaning of theNmginal was ''to touch
Surely this is bringing etymology
strictly down to date.
For a vast number of taxpayers of
all degrees, sizes, kinds and conditions
in these parlous days after the war
Fresh At All Times
French Ignition
Dry Batteries
are ready to agree that present taxa
tion, in many of its manifestations, is
not only suggestive of the current
slang sense of the v^erb "to touch," but
also of Qie ancient and more conven
tional sense "to touch sharply."Du
luth Herald..
Would Honor Slacker Dempsey.
Poincare, ex-president of France,
thinks, or says he thinks, the United
States of America should erect a giant
monument as a means of celebrating
the prowess of our heroic slacker
fighter, Jack ^Dempsey.
That would be fineand let's make
the monument of mud and set it up
in the center of the public square at
the national capital and invite Poincare
to come over and make the dedicatory
The worst of the whole thing is that
Poincare is in earnest about it, and
there isn't a doubt but that the plan
would be accepted by those who^ con
tributed the two or three million dol
lars the pug-ugly gang pulled in at
the Dempsey-Carpentier fiasco last
But it will not take root in the
United States. We do some tolerably
foolish things, nationally, in our ef
forts to squander money and worship
at the feet of heroes and near-heroes,
mostly the latter, but Dempsey hasn't
a chance. In a few years from now all that
will remain of Dempsey will be the
memory of his skulking to keep out
of the war when his country needed
fighting men.Hibbing Daily News.
Judges to Blame.
What good is the Babcock road law
going to do us, what earthly good
will all these excellent roads be tb us
if drunken men are allowed to drive
on them? At the presentA,ime our
wives and children are safer on a raft
at sea, or in a balloon than on the
main graveled roads. And still we
continue to let men go "with a light
fine who have been guilty of driving
a car while intoxicated. Even the
penalty prescribed by law is not
evoked upon the guilty, and that is not
what it should be. Can you imagine
a greater menace to the public than a
drunken man steering a battering ram
in the shape of an automobile.Win
dom Reporter.
And think of a judge, holding the
scales of justice, turning the drunken
beasts loose with a penalty of a few
greasy dollars. The chief cause of
the nonrespect for law in Minnesota
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today is the course of mollycoddling
judges in turning roughnecks and
whiskey crooks loose upon society
with^a fine that practically amounts
to a license to continue in their course
of crime. If the city papers would
take up this question and help create
a moral sentiment courts would cease
turning grave ^offenses into jokes.
"Jail the booze fiends" should be the
battlecry of every law-respecting
newspaper in Minnesota.Martin
County Sentinel.
Senator Knox.
The sudden and untimely death of
Senator Philander C.Knox, of Penn
sylvania, will be mourned by the
American people. He seemed to be'
in good health, and many years of
public health seemed to be in store for
him. Although he had been in the
public eye since McKinley's first term,
he was still in the prime of life and
mental vigor. It is difficult to realize
that this splendid and powerful intel
lect, so recently bearing upon current
national auestions, has ceased to ap
erate and that his stored-up experi
ence and ripened judgment are now
erased from existence.
Senataor Knox filled a distinctive
place of his own-. He did not resemble
other men. He had no political arts,
although he had been in politics for
many years. He spoke always direct
ly, without regard to the effect of his
words upon his^personal popularity.
His admirers in all quarters of the
country ardently desired that he
should be president, and no one ever
denied his high qualifications for the
office. He served brilliantly as at
torney general, secretary of state and
senator. He was industrious and pa
triotic without a thought of self-glorifi
cation, and he never failed to give his
best services to the nation. The value
of his contributions to legislation and
public opinion is beyond calculation.
His influence was modestly exercised,
but it was none the less potent and
The United States can not avoid the
loss of its best men, as they pass one
by one into the unknown. But it can
and will cherish their memory and
thankfully record their services. The
name of Philander C. Knox will not
be forgotten.Washington Post.
Of Course.
A backward man has a hard time
going forward.Wilbur Burton.
How much
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Milbrath Celebrate
Silver Wedding Anniversary
Surprised by Friends.
Last Saturday evening a number of
friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. Mirbrath gathered at their home
to celebrate their silver wedding anni
versary. The party was a complete
surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Milbrath who
had planned to spemd their annivers
ary very quietly. About 40 guests
were present. A most pleasant social
evening was spent attd an informal
musical program was rendered. Mr.
and Mrs. Milbrath were presented
with a purse of silver. Supper was
The out-of-town guests were Miss
Ella Zemke of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs.
Loren Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. M.
F. Sandusky from Meadow Vale. Mrs.
Mrs. L. Milbraith and her daughter,
Mary, from Cresco, Iowa.
was your
suit of clothes worth?
That question has nothing to do
with the priceyou paid for the clothes
it refers to what you got for it.
VOU may be financially so fortunate ffi
that you don't care what you pay for
clothes but you're certainly unfortunate j
if you don't care what you get for the
What you get for your money in clothes
3 depends- on who made them. Some
[j makers can't afford to make poor clothes jjj
jf they have set so high a standard of quali- ffi
S i ty, and have made so great a reputation Hi
jf i for maintaining that quality at whatever ffi
j| cost, that any saving by cheap materials
I and low grade tailoring would be too
jj costly.
That's the kind of clothes
1 HartSchaffner& Marx make
S That's the reason we sell them that's
ffi the reason you ought to buy them.
Alfre Meli Co.
The home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes
Bazaar and Supper.
The Christian- Mothers of St. Ed
ward's will hold their annual bazaar,
and chicken supper at Caley's hall,
above Allen's store, next Thursday,
October 27. The sale of articles will
begin at 3 o'clock and supper will be
served from 5 until 7 o'clock. The
charge for the supper will be 50 cents
for adults and 25 cents for children.
The different committees have prac
tically completed arrangements for
this supper and bazaar and plan on
making it their banner social event of
the year. Those who were present at
suppers served by Christian Mothers
know that they can put up a delicious
meal, guaranteed to satisfy even the
most exacting appetite, and they can
expect the same next Thursday. Ev
erybody is cordially invited.
The Bazaar
It is quite possible that the Lord
also loves a cheerful loser.
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