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a vi to advancing the interests of
the paper, but the result has been
none the less to our advantage.
'Independence is a virtue which
most newspapers assume it seldom
happens, however, that the possession
of it is so persistently asserted of any
one as has been charged in the case
of The Journal during the past
six weeks by a large section of the
press of this state.
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al administrations in all material
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republican principles, The Jour
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own opinions and formed its own es
timate of candidates for high places
or low But when the republican
state convention, controlled by in-
fluences which threaten the future of
the republican party in this state,
placed in nomination for governor one
whose official record will not bear in
spection, and The a 1, in the
exercise of that independence which
all reputable newspapers profess, saw
flit to withhold Its support, this action
became at once the subject of more
comment than anything which has
happened in newspaper circles in this
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The Journal to surrender its
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formed only after thoro acquaintance
with and careful consideration of the
facte, has been given a degree of
prominence by a certain element of
the state press which argues well for
the measure of importance-which they
attach to a l's attitude
toward men and measures and far be
yond that to which our own modesty
would have permitted us to lay claim.
The most prominent fact since the
convention in the columns of the
Dunn press has been the independence
of The Minneapolis Journal, its re
fusal to indorse a serious party mis
take and its courage to stand, alone, if
need be, in dignified protest against it.
For this not only unsolicited but al
most involuntary testimonial to the
fact that nobody has a string on The
Minneapolis Journal, many thanks,
gentlemen of the Dunn contingent.
You have our full permission to con-
^5 tinue just as vigorously and just as
long as you please to emphasize the
&/- fact that The Journal is actual
ly an independent republican news
W have not spoken of this matter
before because it was feared that to
do so might, somehow, discourage the
good workbu we hope that those
who have expressed themselves so
warmly in the manner indicated may
not be disposed to disavow what they
-About 55 per cent of the agricultural
families of Japan cultivate less than two
acres each 30 per cent cultivate two acres
or more up to a little less than three and
three-fourths acres apiece, leaving 15 per
cent of the farmers who cultivate farms
of three find three-fourths,acres or more.
A comparison of the whole area under cul
tivation with the number of farm workeis
shows that, on an average, one man cares
for a little less than an acre. In- Japan
only 15.7 per cent of the area is arable.
This is about one-third the area of Mm-
S ,i'ft ?TSCT
nesota. As 40,000,000 people get their liv
ing from this area It is plain to be seen
that Japan must expand. v.r
Spots on American Civilization.
It is not difficult to find spots on
our American civilization.' There are*
many of them, but.i really seems as
if the country might have been spared
such a riot of savagery and lawless
nesa as was witnessed yesterday at
Statesboro, Ga., where .two negroes
were burned at the stakebarbecued
under the torture of kerosene drip
pings, to make the process more bar
barous and terrible. i.,
These negroes had been legally
tried for a brutal murder and found
guilty, and were awaiting the order
for execution. Not satisfied with the
process of the law,, several hundred
citizens overpowered the militia com
pany on guard and held them pris
oners wrested the condemned men
from the authorities and then gloated
like hungry cannibals, over the atro
cious triumph of mob law. Georgia
has a better record for maintaining
the majesty of the law than have
most of the southern states, but this
Statesboro case presents most aggra
Spectacles of lawlessness like this
are, unfortunately, not unknown or
rare iif. the annals of American crime.
They represent the more savage and
ferocious side of lawlessness, which,
unfortunately, crops out in our cities
and large towns in a more or less
The Statesboro scene reveals the
tendency of lawlessness to progress
in crime. No man can tell where he
will turn up ultimately, when he be
gins to defy the law. A boy begins
to lose sight of the distinction be
tween "mine" and "thine" when be
gets to be something of an expert in
flipping fruit or candy or other ar
ticles from a store counter and get
ting off with his plunder. Most thieves
who win success in the art did not
have to attend schools of expert Fa
gins. The youngster who joins a
boys' smoking bee in the alley and
burns a barn, not infrequently joins
the ranks of the incendiaries. Some
boy bandits, recently captured in Chi
cago, ^confessed that they had gone
into the business in imitation of a
gang who had been run down a year
or so ago, the members of which were
ideal heroes to them. The boys at
Statesboro who witnessed the triumph
of the ferocious mob over the laws,
and probably helped in the~-barbecu
ing process, will, no doubt, give the
Georgia authorities much trouble in
Flagran lawlessness, whether de
veloped in the barbecuing of negroes
or in habitual violations of the laws
governing corporations or the rights
of labor, is equally an outrage on pub
lic law and order. Both platforms
of both the old parties, this year, hold
up for reprobation the lawlessness 0_f
capitalistic combination and of labor
unionism. Such lawlessness should
no more be tolerated than the law
lessness of the Statesboro kind of bar
''Look pleasant, please," said the pho
tographer as he adjusted his camera for
a picture of the negroes burned to death
in Georgia yesterday. Th fact that the
proceedings were suspended long enough,
after the wood had been piled around the
victims, to enable a photographer to take
a picture of them, shows that this crime
against civilization was not committed I
Not Sea Fighters.
The defeat of both the Russian
squadrons in the far east, following
a long line of naval reverses, seems
to establish conclusively that whatever
else they may be, the Russians are
not sea fighters. The Japanese, on the
other hand, seem to be as doughty
sea fighters as they are land fighters.
They are at home on the deck of the
battleship, as well as on solid land.
The Russians dd'no lack in bravery.
They simply have not the knack of
fighting at sea. This is a knack that
seems to be given to some nations and
withheld from others.
The Franco-English wars of several
oenturies have proved the superiority
of the British as sea fighters* I all
those long years of fighting, there are
not more than two or three French
naval victories of importance. The
Frenc maintain that since the intro
duction of steam and the replacement
of the oM wooden men-of-war with
what are in effect great floating ma
chine shops, the conditions of naval
warfare have so greatly changed that
the old battles are no longer, a meas
ure of what may be accomplished in
these times. Nayal battles are not
now won by boarding and hand-to
hand encounters." Rathe are they
determined. by the manipulation of
machinery at a distance of several
miles. It was thus that Togo beat the
Russian battleship squadron the other
day. __\ v',:
It is probably true that mechanical
skill has more to do with victory or
defeat in modern naval warfare than
what would be called seamanship.
The Russians have never been much
of a maritime nation, and a nation
so backward in modern civilization,
which is so closely linked to the de
velopment of machinery, is not likely
to produce a great many proficient
mechanics. So we may say that Rus
sia, has been beaten, at sea as on land,
because of her medievalism, her des
potism, her bourbonism.
The duke of Wellington said that
Waterloo was won in the football
games at the English public schools.
Similarly it may be said that Japan'
naval victories have been won in her
workshops. .True she,has not a great
many she is not yet a great,manu
facturing nation.. But as in every
other line of Japanese progress, what
has been accomplished has been well
fr -t 3Jf kx-i-'T
Ajnegro realf.'estate company has been or
ganized in New "York with th announced
purpose to make race prejudice costly to
those who harbor it. This is to be ac
complished by buying dwellings or apart
ment houses in sections of the city from
which the negro is excluded. If this should
result in the depreciation of neighboring
l^'fovns ^aw, y&' autv ''u.
property, as it undoubtedly would, the
negro realty company will .purchase at
the depreciated-price tlie property so in
jured. Prejudice against negro neighbors
is as strong in New York as it is in Rich
mond,. Va., and the proposed plan is likely
to cause no end of bitterness and trouble.
Lessons of the Baltimore Fire.
The general loss committee ap-H
pointed by the fire insurance compan
ies to investigate and report regarding
the Baltimore fire has recently fin
ished its work. The losses repre
sented by the committee's report ag
gregate $37,382,426, on which there
was insurance- to the amount of
$32,245,273. The amount of insurance
actually paid was $29,074,358. I con
trast with these figures it may be
noted in passing that the Chicago fire
cost the property holders $200,000,-
000, and the Boston fire $80,000,000.
The committee's report attaches the
utmost importance to the opportunity
which the fire gave for the scientific
study of the various methods and ma
terials of modern fireproof construc
tion. No equal opportunity for such
study was ever given before, and it
has been improved to the full limit.
Structural steel stands at the head of
all building materials, as shown by
the Baltimore investigations. It
showed even more than was claimed
for it, and did not suffer more than a
6 per cent damage. Brick also came
off with high honors, and following
after it in fire-resisting qualities are
terra cotta, and then porous and semi
porous tile. The floor arches met all
requirements when properly built, but
girder coverings, partitions and wall
lining were ineffective owing largely
to poor construction and light mater
ial. Tile, which as agrule was*badly
constructed, was a total loss. Wir
glass windows came off with flying
colors. They were called on to with
stand a very severe test, but they were
equal to it. in every instance. Speak
ing of wire glass, the committee re-?
"If frames were made of metal or
fireproof wood of three sashes put in
each opening, one glazed with clear
glass to be used during the day, and
the extra one with wire to be pulled
down at night, it will stop any fire."
So, notwithstanding the heavy loss
es at Baltimore, the entire country,
Baltimore included, is to be better in
formed regarding high grade building
materials than it was before. From
the ashes of that fire there will rise
a new and more beautiful Baltimore,
a modern city, clean, sanitary, attrac
tive in appearance, and having wide
and well paved streets. The old Bal
timore succeeded in spite of its phys
ical handicaps, the new Baltimore
will more greatly succeed because of
their removal. -A-/-
Interviews with St. Paul saloonkeepers
develop a gre at deal of admiration in that
quarter for Bishop Potter. This is cal
culated to do the bishop a good deal of
harm and may work an injustice tempor
arily. Whether the bishop was wise or
noft nobody believes that he associated
himself with the Subway tavern for any
other than a good purpose nobody be?,
lleves that he has any "sympathy with the'
saloon business or that he would pur
posely do anything to promote its pros
perity. Meanwhile we can all afford to
wait and see what the outcome will be.
Mr. Ewert, assistant attorney general,
has decided that 9. vote for-Van Sant
at the last election does not make a
republican in the sense of qualifying the
voter who supported all the rest of the
democratic state ticket to vote as a re
publican at the primary this year. the
same reasoning a republican who fails to
vote for the republican candidate for govr
ernor this year, while supporting the bal
ance of the republican state ticket, does
not endanger his standing as-'a republican,
at the next primary two years hence.
I is 1,200 miles from Minneapolis to
Edmonton, and every mile is wheat land.
Two-thirds of it, however, is across the
Canadian border, and in the absence
reciprocity that reciprocates, the developr
ment of that vast country beyond the
border wUl do comparatively little for the
Minneapolis business menthe merchant
Among the answers given to the Chi
cago Tribune's question why they vo4%d
for Roosevelt by some of the 3,605 per
sons interviewed was this: "Don't want
to lose my first vote on Parker." That's
a mighty suggestive answer.
Judge Parker pronounces the demo
cratic platform admirable. But he knew
it wasn't good enough to trust his weight
to till after he had braced it with that
The Subway tavern is called a "model
saloon." Just the same, there has been
no other saloon opened with religious-ex
ercises up to date. vy
The meaning of the name Lhasa in
Thibet is "God's ground." Great Britain,
however, does not recognize any claim
like this when it comes to territory.
A guard of troops with empty rifles are
not of much consequence in a mob. Hence
the Georgia disgrace yesterday and the
blow dealt at'civilization.
The "Vermont election occurs Sept. (J.
W have a "hunch" that Vermont will go
Much depends on which way the auto
mobile vote will be thrown this year.
Judge Parker's coat-of-arms doesn't
seem to fit a candidate for president.
The W T. U. has come otft strongly
against "Th Bishop's Place."
NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD
The First "Dark Horse"Story of His
Nomination Told in Joseph B. Bishop's
"Our Political Drama," a Book That
Appeals to All Interested In Polltlcs^
Man Who Wrote a Thousand Novels Is
DeadPower of the Germ la Ques*
"Dark horse" talk nearly alwaye goes
with political conventions nowadays. The
yOung men of today have heard it so of
ten that for the mostrpart they suppose
that dark horses have ^figured in conven
tions from time immemorial. But Joseph
Bucklin Bishop, in Our Political Drama,
tells ot "The First park Horse," and it
was only 60 years ago that this "dark
horse" ran his winning race. The author
tells of the incident thus:
The democratic convention of 1844 is memora
ble for several reasons. It was the first conven
tion to develop a "dark horse," the first to
bring about a nomination by means of a stam-
pede," and the first to have its proceedings re
ported by telegraph. Van Buren, who had been
president and who had been defeated in 1840
by Harrison, was the leading .candidate, and had
a majority of twenty-six hi the convention. An
attempt to defeat the two-thirds rule failed and
from-that moment Van'-Buren'a prospects became
hopeless. Eight ballots were taken without
result, and a great deal of bad feeling was
springing up between the supporters of Van Bu-.
ren and bis chief competitor, General Cass. On
the eighth ballot forty-four votes were cast for
James K. Polk, who had been mentioned mod
estly up. to that time as a possible candidate for
James K. Polk was the "dark horse."
A Pennsylvanian started the tide his way,
closing a statement of his position with
the assertion that he cast his vote for
James K. Polk, "the bosom friend of
General Jackson, and a pure whole-hogged
democrat." There was a lively time im
mediately following, but Polk landed.
Mr. Bishop's book is not a large one but
it contains much very absorbing reading
and numerous reproductions of historic
cartoons for those interested in the his
tory of the politics of the country.
Colonel Prentiss Ingraham, of Chicago,
said to be the author of more th an 1,000
novels is dead at Beauvoir, Miss., aged 60
years, says a Chicago dispatch. Colonel
Ingraham was born at Natchez, Tenn.,
theson of Rev. Joseph Ingraham, who was
the author of "A Prince ,of the House of
David." Th young man served in the
Confederate army as colonel and, after
the war, began writing stories which were
published in various weekly papers and in
book form. Fo years he turned out a
novel every few weeks. Hi best book is
"Land of Legendary Lore.*'
Mr. Albert Bigelow Pa'ine's biography
of "Thomas Nast," who has been called
"the Father of the American cartoon,"
will be one of the most interesting of the
autumn biographies. Th MacMillan
company announce it for publication early
in October, illustrated with reproductions
of about 400 of Mr. Nast's- best cartoons.
The bug that gets into 'man's lungs
or some other part of his anatomy is not
to hold undisputed the glory of being the
only promoter of the ills that human
flesh is heir to. Th recent and vocif
erous claims he has made to honor as
death's executioner are being questioned
by Professor Dr. O. Rosenbach of Berlin
in a book, Physician versus Bacteriolo
gist, translated: by Dr. Achilles Rose. The
author attacks the conclusions of somj
bacteriologists, at least, that all infec
tious diseases are caused by bacteria, and
that all diseases in which so-called specific
bacteria are found are infectious diseases.
accuses bacteriologists of being over
zealous in their advocacy of their theories,
and says that the "doctrines of orthodox
bacteriology, far from solving even one
of the enigmas of medicine, on the con
trary render the comprehension of clin
ical processes more difficult, arid, above
all, are fraught with serious dangers in
a social as well as 'in an ethical aspect."
Dr. Rosentyagh^i tyleis,yajther- involved,
but he has^writtenWbaQk to rob the bug
of some of its terrors for humankind at
least. The'^botikUs -brife^ to ik.ttra.ct atten
tion, especially among medical men. I
deals with problems? of vital interest to
them, and is likely to be- widely-read:,
Reminiscences of Sir Henry Stanley,
by. A. Mounteney-Jephson, the last sur
viving officer of those who crossed Africa
with him, will appear in the September
Scrlbner's. Th sister-in-law of Lady
Stanley contributes:, to the September
Scrlbner's also a poem of protest against
the action of the English authorities in
not consenting to the burial,of Sir Henry
Stanley in Westminster Abbey by the side
of Livingstone. A picture ^of Pirbright
church, where Stanley is buried, will ap
pear with the poem.
'^i -^Th Uneasy Chair.
THE MAGAZINE SAMPLER
No less th an six foreign monarchies
with whom the United States and other
great Christian powers maintain diplo
matic relations, accrediting ministers
plenipotentiary to their courts, practice
polygamy. They are the Mostem sultan' remark that might be made by the judge
of Turkey and shah of Persia, the Bud
dhist king of iSam, the -Shintoist mikado,
the Confucian emperor of China and the
emperor of Corea. True, the jrulers of
Japan, Siam and China have each but one
wife who figures officially as empress or rather elementary law for such a court as
queen. Bu as they maintain large sera-:his. "You are speaking as if I were a
glios, the children born to them by the
inmates of which are recognized as legiti
mate and as princes and princesses of the
blood, they cannot be-regarded as mono
gamous. rg&ag.* s|*
The Stage at the Present Moment,"To
my mind the most hopeful feature of the
theatrical situation in America is the
great spirit of independence and discrim
ination whioh the public has shown lately
with regard to theatrical attractions."
says David Belasco in the September
Smart Set. "Fo the managers, to be
sure, it has been a bitter experience, but
it has taught them, I think, a much
needed lesson. They realize that the pub
lic is no longer to be taken in by 'flub
dub* the bitter truth has been borne in
on many of us that the dear, old publifc
will no longer swallow buncombe whole.
"The first Victim, and the one that most
richly deserved its fate, was the badly
dramatized novel. Th public absolutely
refused to swallow any more of these
crude and inchoate concoctions drama
tized overnight and literally chucked upon
the stage after a couple of weeks' re
"The next in line to suffer was the
made-to-order starthe man or woman
who, after one or two successes in lead
ing roles, suddenly blossomed out as a
would-be arclight in the. theatrical flrmai
A clever novelette, "Th Mission of
Eustace Greyne," by Robert Hichens
opens the number. I is a humorous ac
count of the mistakes and misdemeanors
of an Englishman who, on behalf of his
literary wife, endeavors to make a dig
nified study of "African frailty" among
the shady.corners of Algeria.
Perdlcarls'^ Story.Ion H. Perdlearls'
tale of his capture by Raissuli is the spe
cial feature of the September number of
Leslie's Monthly for September.
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PHYSICIAN VEBSXTSl BACTERIOLOGIST. By
Professor Dr 0. Rosenbach of Berlin. Anthor
translation- from the German bv Dr
Achilles Res*.. New York Funk & Wagnalls
company. Price XI.50 net
IN THE GRIP OP THE EXPERT. By Egbert T.
Bnsh. New York: Broadway Publishine
A writer in "Law Notes" retails some
memories of the Irish bar and gives im
pressions of several barristers, including
the late John MacMahon. MacMahon's
style was painfully heavy, his utterance a
little thick, and he was entirely devoid of
humor. His hearing at times was not of
the best, and for that reason he thought
it was the best policy to agree with any
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. August 17, 1904.
THE NONPAREIL SAH I
E. J. Kibblewhite's English) System of
Living 300 YearsThe Body Cleared of
Old Age Deposits by the External Use
of Glacial Acetic AcidLook Out for
the Man Who Will Try to Get That
"Ten" Borrowed 150 Years Ago.
If E. J. Kibblewhite of London, Ehg.,
is on the right path, the human race is
within touch of the means to prolong
life almost indefinitely. According to the
physiologists the old age of the body is
characterized, by the deposit of fibrinous,
gelatinous and calcareous substances
thruout the system. I other words,
grandpa as time goes on, begins to feel
rocky. Dissolve these foreign substances
out of the system, says Mr. Kibblewhite,
and the x-enovated body goes on like a
cleaned clock or engine. Mr. K.'s system
of softening himself up consists in the
application of glacial acetic acid in the
proportion of one part of acid to three
of water. In fifteen months he found
the change effected to be remarkable.
felt that he was growing limber and young
Mr. Kibblewhite goes on to tell how his
old, rough and horny heels dropped off
and how his feet became soft and pliable
like an infant's tender trotters.
When told of this adventure of Mr.
Kibblewhite's, many people thoughtlessly
aver that they do not wish to live to be
so old. Their feeling is that they we ar
out the world in sixty or eighty years and
are not only willing but anxious to try
their luck In another. Ho would you
feel to be celebrating your one hundred
and seventy-eighth birthday with all your
old friends gone long since and the old
landmarks changed or removed? But all
this might be different under- Mr. K.'s
system, because a bunch of old friends
could be climbing the hill of life to
gether. Think of the pleasure of having
an old friend slap you on the back anfl
"Say, old fellow, do you recall borrow
ing that 'ten* of me 150 years ago?"
"What do you say to taking a little
run out to the lake for a few days? I
have not been in the water for about
Think of the experience a man might
acquire in a lifetime like this! If panics
are periodical, as financiers claim, he
might make a fortune every twenty years
The girl of 70 or 80 who married the
rich old fellow of 178, so as to outlive him
and get his money, would be-likely to
play a losing gameif the world's supply
of glacial acetic acid held out.
A man in Stearns county who Went on
his wedding trip was disgusted on his
retu rn to find his house placarded with
six-inch letters reading: "Gone on My
Wedding Trip with Little Toots. Water
and Gas Shut Off in Cellar, but Taxes
Running on Just the Same." thinks
he knows the boys that did it, and he is
prepared to lick a few of them on sight.
They are not on view at present.
Some over-particular people who exam
ined their patent breakfast food too care
fully before bolting it in the morning
found small but nervy bugs in itthe
kind, that crawl leisurely about and eat
when they feel disposed. Th consump
tion- of uncooked breakfast food In that
happy home has fallen off 100 per cent,
rne blind man does have some advan
tages over us after all.
The Miller, S D.Tsun recalls. the story
of the beautiful girl who published a pa
per at Harrold, In the early eighties. Th
only help she had to put out the sheet
was on publication day. On these occa
sions there were half a dozen young men
who tpoK turn about in manipulating the
press and running off the paperstaking
week.about at the wheel-but they had a
hafcit of forgetting their turn and they
generally, all happened in each press day
One day. the young editor's mother was
left in charga otfe the printing office She
was ignorant of pressroom phrases Soon
pressmen walked in
with the query, "Has Maggie got her form
made up yet?" Noticing that the old lady
was dazed at the question he apologized
and. withdrew. When Maggie returned,
mother was given, a lesson in printing
phraseology that made it all right.
Professor Edward Earle, the world's
greatest clairvoyant and palmist, has tak
en about $5,000 out of Fargo, being called
away. suddenly by night "to see a sick
mother." Some of his patrons left behind
in Fargo who availed themselves of the
professor's great abilities in seeing right
th ru the invisible "a with the naked
eye' are short some thousands of dollars
Josh ua D. Brown, who played Professor
Earle game with $1,000. seems to be out
this sum and has confided in the police.
Professor Earle's game was one of the
quick returns and little risk. I is de
scribed by Mr. Brown thus:
'Have i you any property here?' the
professor asked me.
4|I replied that I had not.
before whom he was- appearing, even i consciously posed for his character of If
tho he did not happen to hear what had Only Jim The old matt sat alone in his
been said. On one occasion ^he was ap- cabin, where the hand of woman had-neve*
pearing before a master of the rolls, who'
thought that MacMahon was arguing The'-.conversation turned upon cooking.
'Have you a ba nk account?' he asked.
"I told' him I had a small one.
"'Well," said he, 'go draw out $1,000
and we will see what we can do with the
"He explained that he could read the
money clairvoyantly that I would alwavs
have it in my possession. Th proposi
tion seemed safe and I went to the ba nk
and drew out 31,000 in bills. examined
the money carefully, made a few notes
on slips of paper, and then handing me
an envelope told me to place the money
and' the slips in it, seal the envelope and
wear it next to my heart until the next
day, when he would make another ex
amination. This was oontinued from day
to day. Last Monday, I appeared again,
he looked at the money, made a few more
notes, stating that he would give the full
reading at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon.
"He gave me an envelope and requested
me to seal up the money together with the
slips upon which he had made the notes.
I complied with the request. I sealing the
envelope he noted the fact that there was
not much mucilage on the lip and secured
a. bottle, applying ,.a' liberal dose to the
envelope. then^ took a newspaper,
which he. placed over the envelope, os
tensibly for the purpose1
of absorbing the
superfluous mucilage and turning quickly
fa dresser drawer wiped the package off
with a handkerchief and handed it back
to me with the request that I be on hand
promptly at 2:30 the next afternoon.
"Yesterday afternoon I appeared at the
hotel as per appointment and was in
formed that the professor had been called
out of town suddenly by the serious ill
ness of his mother."
Mr. Brown then decided to take a look
at the money and discovered that the en
velope over his hea rt contained nothing
but folded bits of newspaper. Th pro
fessor had evidently made a mistake and
substituted the waste paper for the mon
ey. will be much annoyed when he
discovers his error. Nothing has been
heard from his mother's ill health, but it
is.thoug ht that she is better now.
Professor Earle came to Fargo from
Calumet, Mich. is a young man about
30 years of age. Naturally he is a very
entertaining talker. had a bad scar
on the right side of his face. If this is
not a part of his makeup it would be easy
to identify him by it.
W would all be-much pleased to see
Comrade Brown get his hands on the pro
fessor. _A. J. R.
THE IMPRACTICABLE COOKBOOK
When Philip Verrill Mighels was gather
ing material for his novel, "Bruvver Jim's
Baby," he ran across an old miner who un
BieH tyro In the law, ,Mr. MacMahon,
said the master of the rolls, testily. "Quite
so, my lord," said the pounscl, airily, pro
ceeding with his argument oblivious to and
regardless of what the judge had said. 1 clean dish.*
known, and dirt reigned triumphant,
"Yaas," drawled the old man, I got me
one o' them there cookbooks wunst, but I
never could do nothin' with it." "What
was the trouble?" asked Mr. Mighels, per
suasively. "Why every one o' them
blamed receipts starts. off-. with 'take a
BIRNESOTA POLITICS O
Argument Advanced Against Representa
tion for Senator Clapp on -the State
CommitteeLeading Democrat Favors
Nomination of Brown ,and Lovely for
Supreme Bench. Wf*'\',
The Lanesboro Leader, a "strong Dunn
paper, takes the position that the state
convention's Indorsement of Senator Clapp
has no binding authoiity on the party or
on the legislature, and that it is unfair
for him to be given special representa
tion on the state committee. Says the
To assume, as the senator evidently does, that
it is part of the duty of the republican state
central-. ebmmlttee to lay wires to secure tho
election of members of the legislature who will
vote for his re-election and that he has
right to name a personal representative on the
committee to see that this is done, Is to assume
entirely too much. It is unfair to Mr. Gilfillan,
who Is already a candidate for the senate, to put
the party machinery at the disposal of his rival.
It is not impossible that when the legislature
meets the first district may again present the
name of Mr. Tawney for the senatorial office
Mr. McCleary's friends in "the second district
may again urge his claiuls Mr. fcowry may be
a candidate in 1905, as he Was in 1901, and
there are others- who may aspire to the position
of senator, and who have the right to urge
the election of representatives favorable to tbem
and to demand that the state central committee
shall not use its influence or' the funds at its
disposal to their disadvantage. More than all,
the people themselves have a right to demand
an opportunity to express their views without
official interference, and to say to the state
central committee, "Hands off." 1^
A. L. Cole of Walker,- a prominent mem
ber of the house who is* a candidate for
re-erection, is strongly in favor of Frank
Clague of Lambertori for speaker.
Frank A. Day says in his Fairmont Sen
The best lawyers of the state deelare that
Judge Brown of the Minnesota supreme court is
a man of eminent ability and unblemished
honor, who should be kept upon the bench re
gardless of whether he is a democrat or re
publican. The same in our opinion can be said
of Judge Lovely. The Sentinel hopes the demo
cratic convention will show its good sense and
broadmindedness by placing both of these men
upon its ticket, together with a couple of able
democrats from its own ranks.
For the two democrats the names of L.
L. Brown of Winona, and John Lind of
Minneapolis are most frequently men
tioned, but Mr. Lind still adheres to his
determination not to run for office.
Charles B. Cheney.
MR. D. M. NEWBRO
President of The Herplcide Company, De
troit, a Most Successful Concern.
I 1898 Mr. Newbro of Butte,
Mont., became interested in the study
of hair, dandruff, baldness and the
diseases of! the hair and scalp gen
erally. decided that somewhere
in nature there must be material for
a harmless destroyer of the parasites
whose invasion of the scalp means
first dandruff, then falling hair, then
This idea was so firmly fixed in his
mind that he associated with himself
a famous bacteriologist and together
they set about to find out the needed
destroyer. Finally after eighteen
months of unceasing laboratory work
and experimentation they were re
warded by discovering what they
sought*. I brief, they produced a
compound which proved to be a dan
druff germ destroyer. A soon as they
were satisfied from experiments that
they had really perfected a solution
that wourd destroy the dandruff germ,
they submitted samples of it to a
number of medical practitioners, and,
after these physicians had reported
back to them that the preparation
was certainly a specific for the dis
ease in question, they set about plac
ing it on the market.
A this time, 1899, Mr. Newbro was
owner of the Newbro Drug Co., a
wholesale and retail establishment at
Butte, and he was also president of
the Washoe Copper Company, which
was sold out to the /Amalgamated
Copper Co for several millions of-dol
lar s. After disposing of the copper
concern, Mr. Newbro, in consequence
of the success of this new prepara
tion, also sold out his drug business,
so as to devote his entire time to Her
plcide, which was the name finally
hit upon. The name is interesting
Herpes is the Latin or Greek word for
"creep," and cide means death, mean
ing death to the creeper, since the
dandruff germ, after once attacking
the scalp, gradually creeps, over its
entire surface. 0
Immediately Herplcide was offered,
it became, a. phenomenal success. It
was talked about and prescribed by
physicians, it was sold by druggists,
arid, finally it was used by barbers.
The success of Herpicide became an
endless chain proposition, since one
bottle sold two others. Although the
operations of Mr.', Newbro in the
wholesale drug business, copper min
ing, etc., were more or less gigantic,
it quickly became apparent to him
that Herpicide was to become a busi
ness of national and international im
portance, so he organized the Herpi
cide Company and moved to Detroit,
Mich., where the Herpicide Co. at
present occupies a plant the size \of
which would astonish any tonsorialist
who does not know how universally
Herpicide is used throughout, the
I has been a splendidly advertised
?:TrH EMERGENCY. CANDIDATE
It'Is conceivable that a political party
might nominate a man 81 years old for
president, provided' he was eminent and
representative. Bu to name a candidate
for vice president who would be 82 years
old when sworn in as such is something
new. A president 82 years old at the! time
of inauguration might give way to the in
firmities of old age, and if he had a strong,
able man to take his place all might be
well. But xto name an emergency man
twelve years older th an the scriptural lim
it of lifethat can mean but one thing.
is wanted more for what he has than
for what he is.
.^APOSTi-E SMITH'S HOMECOMING
Apostle Smith's homecoming at Salt
Lake City after his strenuous time at
Washington was not ar homelike as could
have been desired. Hi five wives were
there to greet him, but only thirty-two of
his children wefe there to receive the
parental kiss and benediction Perhaps,
however He meets his family in sections.
FOR UNCLE SAM
Vote at the Coming Election Th
Majority Wer from Scandinavian
Hennepin coun,ty tS'day contains 581
more voters thai it did a month ago.
The primary cause of .this "^lcrease is
the activity of local politicians. The
method by which it was accomplished' '"_
is naturalization. The result, altho
uncertain, will probably be to the ad
vantage of the republican party.
Just about a month ago, or about
four weeks before the time limit for
naturalizations effective at the coming
elections, local political workers be
gan a campaign for votes. Men of a
dozen different nationalities began to
appear at the courthouse under the
direction of various monitors. When
the final days drew near, there was a
rush of would-be citizens, and clerks,
judges and court officers worked over
I taking the oath of allegiance to
Uncle Sam, the applicants for voting
privileges had to forswear allegiance
to the rulers of their mother coun
tries and a survey of the records gives
proof of the cosmopolitan nature of
the increase in the country's voting
population. The king of Sweden and
Norway lost more subjects than all
of the other sovereigns combined, for
out of the 581 new citizens, 32 1 hail
from the Scandinavian peninsula. Of
the 260 remaining, the subjects of
Great Britain, principally from
Canada, take first place with 97. Aus
tria is the next heaviest loser, there
having been 48 of that nationality
sworn in. Germany lost 40 Russia,
23Turkey 22Denmark 15 Italy, 9
Rumania, 3 and Switzerland, Greece
and the grand duchy of Baden con
tributed 1 each.
Party affiliations of the new oitizena
are of course largely influerTced by the
men who took interest enough to have
them naturalized. O -gener al lines,
however, it is figured that the Scandi
navians will gi ve a good majority for
the republican party as will the Ca
nadians, the 'Danes and the .Greeks.
O the other hand, the democrats
claim the best of it among the Ger
mans, Austrians, Russians and Turk*
While none of the men who have
taken their seeond papers during
the last month could legal ly vote at
the last election, it is claimed that
many of them did and have exercised
that right for years. Among the ap
plicants there were many who had
been in this country for more than a
decade and several instances were re
corded of men who had taken out
their first papers over a score of years
BARNARD A CANDIDATB
Well-Known Resident Aspires to B*
a County Commissioner.
Fran M. Barnard has announced
his candidacy for County commission
er from the third district, embracing
the fifth, eighth and thirteenth wards
and the fourth ward outside of Hen*
Mr. Barnar was born in Minne- ,_
sota, has always lived here, and said
today that he will continue to livr
here. For ten years he was connected,,:,,
with newspaper work :in
has been assistant secretary and treas
urer of the Kettle River Quarries
company. At present he is a directon'
in the Commercial-club.
I a Republican.
Rathe than make promises of
what he intends to do if elected to
office, Mr. Barnard is content to refer
those who do not know him and his
record to his friends, who have known
him. He is familiar with the require-.:.
ments of the office, his father, Dr.
Barnard, having served a tefm 0%
many years on the county board.
MATCHAN URGE TO RUN
Friends Ask Him to Go After Nom!*.
nation for Congress.
Monday afternoon a delegation ot
republicans waited on George. L.
Matchan, late chairman of the county
committee and now surveyor general
of logs and lumber, and asked him
to file as a candidate for congres9i
Since then he has been urged by a
good many friends to get into the,
game. So. far he has not given a,',
definite -answer one way or the others,
Mr. Matchan said to Jo-uri
"The proposition is rather new to
me, and^I had not given it any
thought. My ambition was in the di--.
rection of the district "bench, and
came to the conclusion that this was
notf my-year,- so staid out of that con-^
test. As to congress, I have not given,
that idea much consideration."
Forme Congressman Fletcher wajj 1
one of Mr. Matchan's callers thi i
STANDS FOR PRIGS
Third War Polish McKinley ClaV?
Answers His Calumniators.
Officers of the Third War Polishb
McKinley club have, issued a state-s
ment to the public, denying that the
Polish citizens of Minneapolis have
turned against Theodore E Price. A
far as the Polish people of East Min
neapolis are concerned, they say that
M,r. Price may be assured of thei*
The statements repudiating him arv
claimed to have come from a few of.-,
his political enemies and not from
the Polish citizens.
-'Mumm Is Secretive.
Rickert, democratic alderman from th
The meetlnK of the First Ward Demooratl*^
club, at' Weinfjart's hall. Thirteenth avenno-..
and Main street NK. last evening was attended*,
by a large and enthusiastic audience. The
meeting was addressed by Mayor J. C. Haynes,^
Orville Rinehart. H. S. Mead, Alderman John
Ryan, Perry Long. Ambrose Lennon, Mr. Town*
send, James Donahue, Michael Herbert. Micha*.
Sullivan, Alderman M. A. Gerber and others.
TWENTY-TWQ TURK S TAK E THEf*^
OATH O ALLEGIANCE, X''3?^fil
There Were 581 Men of Foreign Birth
'i the Lot Naturalized In Time to
the city, arid
Claus Mumm, republican alderman fttwq^
the third ward, died his affidavit of candi-^.
dacy for renomination this morning. Thet^
alderman paid, his $10 but did not writ
his name for the purposes of secrecy.
Others to file this morning were: Gus|
Lundberg, democratic alderman from the% 1
eleventh ward "Thomas A. Burns, republi-^
can county commissioner from the nrstg_
district Thomas A. Donaher, democrat!^"
alderman from the fourth ward and John^.
GEO. E MARSH, & f. cX
MININ & ENGINEER...
Georgetown, Col., Aug. 17.In hit"
report on the mine, half mile from?
this city, property of the Saxon Ex.l
tension Mining Co., of Minneapolis^
"As ore is exposed wherever th*
mines have been opened, it is not un"
reasonable to suppose that the un
opened parts contain like quantities,"*,
so that the reserves qannot be ex
hausted for generations. This great
vein has been opened 840 feet in"
length and to such a depth as-to a*-:-*!
sure its permanency. 3H-
"GEORGE E. MARSH, M. BL" i &