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On Board the Noble Steanier Huronic —Sights and Scenes on Lake Superior. As already hinted, the chief delight and attraction of our trip down the lakes was to get away from the din and rush of work and have a restful season of recreation and this we found on the splendid steamer "Huronic." A few words regarding the way our time on the boat was spent will give an idea of the comfort and relief found. In the first place, we were where we could not even get a daily paper and were for a time in blissful ignorance of whether the Japs had made peace with the Rus sians or whether there was frost in Da kota. We had to let current news alone from neccessity. Then a bunch of a hundred editors made a congenial com pany and the long days and evenings gave ample opportunity for visiting. Then the boat was so large, 325 feet long, that there was plenty of room and if you wished to walk a mile before breakfast all that was necessary was to, take seven or eight rounds of the boat: on main deck. Then we were entirely away from flies, dust, mosquitofes, imy fever, and where we had the whole sweep of the lakes for breathing in con stant supplies of pure and invigorating air with the temperature cool: and light overcoats and blankets comfortable at night. We were also very fortunate in having eood weather and smooth «xperrenros. Meal time aboard ship when the weather is propitious is always interest ing. Some found by experience that moderation in eating while on board was preferable to feediog the fishes but the bill of fare is a tempting one with fresh lake trout and salmon served three times a day and an abundance of northern grown and fresh blueberries and blackberries. The bracing air gave appetites which it was dangerous to try to satisfy and the table service of the Northern Transportation Co. is all that could be desired. Evenings aboard ship were especially pleasant. An orchestra furnished enlivening music during the evening and promenades on the deck were interspersed by im promptu vocal concerts by some of the best singers.in the party. On our re turn trip we had with us a party of the "London Old Boys" returning to their home in Winnipeg after having been to their old homes in London, Ontario. One evening was spent with them so cially and we found among them some fine singers who added greatly to the enjoyment of the trip. They were rep resentative Canadians and were not backward in telling us of the immense advantages they expect to gain from the large immigration to Canada from the states. One fourth of the popula tion in some localities in northwest Canada is made up of Americans who have crossed the bolder. We spent a half day at the S^ult and had an opportunity of taking*. trolley ride over the cities, on both sides of the river. On the Canadian side some vis ited the immense paper pulp mil!Jand some went to the great steel rail and blast furnaces of the Algoma Steel company. We were especially interest ed in a visit to the large power house on the American side where arrange ments for developing 45,000 horse power from the falls have been com pleted all of which will be used for manufactories. The building is about a quarter of a mile long and part of the dynamos are in and running. This is to be the coming power. The water power of the northwest which is now going to waste, if utilized, would be sufficient in many localities, for all re quired motive and manufacturing power and would make a difference in the cost of production This is being utilized at Niagara and elsewhere to an enormous extent. The paper pulp ing electric power through dynamos. The water comes through smaltcanals to the power houses. Of the Soo canal itself and its great importance to the northwest I may write detail in an other letter. wa.are miles north of the Soo and did not ar rive at Port Arthur until Sunday eve ning and during the storm some dam age was done to the piano and Sunday morning breakfast was not served as it was impossible to keep dishes on the tables. We escaped all such unpleasant ter. On the very next trip the Huronic made coming west a week later she en countered one of the worst storms that has swept Lake Superior for yefcrs dur^ ing which several ships si^k &nd 32 lives were lost. The Huronic met 4lij»! i?®rt* Arthur is the storm Saturday evening, Sept.. 2, 75' terminal ofth© (Canadian N ortheru And now we are out again on Lake Superior, the great inland sea, the larg est body of fresh water in the world, 4f2 miles long and 167 wide, its greatest depth 1,386 feet, its altitude 602 feet, its bottom thus being 700 feet below the level of the ocean, a vast tract of pure and sparkling water with an area of 32,000 square miles. It requires no stretch of the imagination to beleive that we are out at sea except that the air is dryer, the sky bluer and the at mosphere clearer, A banner of smoke against the sky denotes the passage of some other steamer, perhaps a mammoth coal barge or else a swift passenger steamer hurrying from Duluth to the eastern ports on the lower lakes. Oc casionally the white canvass of a sail ing craft is seen but in this age of hurry and steam the sailing vessels have been almost banished. At times land is nowhere in sight. By and by, we see the outlines of 4and off to the left, the shore of the Isle Royale fast corn- farther ontq the right stands boldly out lined Thunder Cape, rising to the height of 1,400 feet, guarding the en trance of the harbor of Thunder Bay on whose northern shores are situated the thriving rival towns of Port Ar thur and Fort William, and distant 190 miles from Duluth. These towns ar^ not so far from the international boun dary between the extreme east edge of Minnesota and Canada and hence they built »p as shipping potato for the vast and increasing Canadian north west trade. These rival towns of about 8,000 each only thr^e miles apart are very am bitious and talk of -becoming second railroad, and Fort William at the mouth of the Kaministiqnia river ii the transfer point for lake business the Canadian Pacific road. The Trunk Canadian road has also recdhtTy purchased 1,600 acres of the old Indian reservation at Fort William for their iHWIIWTO IWDWilH, flU wWt) out to the Port Arthur park and water power, a tract of about 400 acres. The city owns and operates its own electric light and water plant, its telephone lines and its street car trolley system. Under careful management these are made to pay good interest On Che invest ment after all expenses including de preciation and wear are taken out. The power is taken from the Grand river falls and the water is run through a canal to the power house where elec tricity is generated for all purposes. There are 600 telephones in use in a city of 7,500. It was claimed to us that the entire municipal plant, includ ing electric lights, telephones, water *rks and trolley cars was earning so well that taxes had been reduced about 40 per cent. A delightful trip was taken up the Kaministiquia river about 25 miles to the beautiful Kakabeka Falls with its rushing waters tumbling down over a precipice 175 feet high and with a total head of fall for power purposes of 325 feet. This is a wild and romantic spot and the falls area second Niagara al though smaller. This is beipg harness ed for electric power of 10,000 horse power capacity which will be transmit ted to Fort William for alLuses includ ing power for the immense elevators. The undeveloped power of these vfalls runs tip to 100,000 horse. ^^inver^is navigable for eighth miles ffom the lake for vessels drawing 22 feet and im mense epaldbcks are situated several miles-up'the river. This gives about 25 miles.of wharf line for Fort William including its lake frontage. Off about four mfie&we saw Mount McKay, about 1,200 feet above the river, and having on its summit the beautiful Lake Lo men, nine miles long and four miles wide, with water pure and sparkling and abounding in speckled trout. This has been obtained as a water supply for Fort William. There is no doubt that these twin cities of Lake Superior are ambitious Mid hustling. The loca tion for handling all the grain and other business of the Canadian north west is bound to hold that trade and the railroads are expending millions in preparations to, handle this. Immense elevators abound, one of them with, 7,000,000, bushel capacity, being the largest in the world. at the Soo is made from spruce logs- and soon found ourseWesin a dense fog which required slowing'up and the steady blowing of the,^danger whistle at intervals' all the night and in fact part of the forenoon. Weeameoutin to the suiiBhine and in sight of Duluth before noon and Were packed tip for a quick transfer to the train as soon as which are ground up-, into pulp by powerful machinery and then ^pushed together and treated with acids and fi nally rolled out into paper pulp in the same manner as in o|her paperimills.1 On the Canadian side, as on the Amer ican, the falls are put to use in produc- All aboard at last for Duluth and home. Weleft ateleven o'clock at night One thing noticeable in all of our Can adian visits has been the respect for law and order. When the ordinance says that there shall be Sunday closing, there is Sunday closing. No street cars are allowed to run in Port Arthur on Sun day, no business houses are open and the saloons are so closely kept shu that even a fly could not get in. Theie is a respect for the authorities and for the police and other officials which many an American town would do well to imitate. The one who breaks the laws is surer of punishment in Canada than in the states and this helps to preserve order. The writer likes to see gdod laws but he also likes to see them observed and just penalties meted out for all offenders high and low as a warn ing and restraint for all inclined to evil On'thfe Saturday evening before our tri$ came to an end, the editors met in ^the large cabin and the president of our^assotfatfon, W. C. Whiteman of Cfitonville, was presented with a beau* tiful diamond ring, C. S. Edwards of fgfeAUert Lea Enterprise made a brief $9ti&ss. The following resolutions which were unanimously adopted wil give an idea of the many courtesies we dfhep¥incijk^one& to whom TftegTetfully neanng the close of a most delig|^lAsy%M£fTtrips into the won demtf im&~-R£m4£€&*of Minnesota, and over the Great.I^akes, during which time, rail way*, companies. xnunicJjpali "ciahs, boards aftrrte and. cltliwig '^MBBfteral. have vied with each other in wEiale-souled welcoming and lav ish entertainment, we, the members of the Minnesota Editorial Association tak ing part in'-the annual 'excursion of 1905, desire to express our highest apprecia-. tion of the tireless efforts of all those' who have contributed towards making this outing the unqualified success that it bas proven Therefore be it resolved, that the sin cere thanks of our association be hereby extended to F. I. Whitney, general traffic manager of the Great Northern Ry. Co., and also to the officials of the Northern Pacific Ry. Co. for courtesies extended during the trips from St. Paul to Duluth and return to Odin Haldin, chairman of the Duluth entertainment committee, as well as the Cbmmerfial Club of that city, for the very elegant banquet tendered the party to Capt. Guy A. Eaton, commander of the United States Training Ship "Fern." for the delightful trip around the horn to the Duluth. Missabe & Northern Ry. Co. and the citizens of Hibbing and Eveleth, as well as Claude Atkinson, editor of the Mesabe Ore. A. E. Pfrem mer, editor of ttie Hibihng Tribune, and Geo. A. Perham, secretary of the Busi nessmen's Association committee, for the interesting trip through the Iron Ranges and the many courtesies received to the Northern Navigation Co. for the many attentions-showered upon our party while making the trip from Duluth to Sarnia and return on their palatial steamer "Huroni.c:" to. Capt. C. H. Nicholson, traffic manager of the Northern Naviga tion Company for the. special care with which he arranged the many details of the lake trlin as,, well as for the count less attentions he' bestowed upon our par ty, both-on the steariiship and at Sarnia to Capt. Robt. Foote, Purser Ronan and Steward Inglis of therHuronic, for their untiring efforts in looking after our com fots-while on the stekmer to Harry Hur don, westemag«Ht the Northern Navi. gation Co. at Duluth, for his successful attention tovfche many preliminary details in that cityfwto ex-Mayor T. H. Cooke. John.,.itomiltoa. aiM A. I. McLean, of tSie-Adtixtens' c«nnmtee, and Editor H. Gorman, John McAdams and W. B. J. William, for the excellent entertainment ami banquet at Lake Huron Park during ourMftay -at, John Boyd and J. F. Jones/bf the XJi-anti Trunk Ry. Co., for the unique ride through the St. Claire tunnel and also points of interest on their line to Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sherman, of the Port Huron Times, for the pleasant and invigorating trolley ride around their beautiful and thriving city and for the elegant reception at their charming home to Mr. Knox, of the Sault Ste. Marie News, for his efforts in making our short atay at his city both entertaining and enjoyable to John A. Wilde, chief en- gr neer of the Lake Superior Corporation, the trolley ride %nd visit to the won derful steel 'rail plant of the Algoma Steel Company to Mayor R. Vigars, Geo. P. Marks and J. J. O'Connor for the courtesies of the day at Port* Arthur to Supt. Wm Brown of the Canadian North ern Ry. Co. for the trip to the magitffi cent. Kakabeka falls and return, includ ing the interesting trip down the Ka ministiqua river, and to Mayor Rutlege, J. R- Lumby and Patrick Marion, of Ft. William, for their assistance and enter tainment during the afternoon to Supt. J. C. Harter, of the Attikokan Iron Co., and Messrs. Aspln, Scott and Whelan mmm Vol. XXXVIII—Na 29 Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, Wednesday, September 13, 1905* Terms—$1.50 Per Annum, in Advance. we landed when an unexpected exper ience and one never to be forgotten came. While out in the harbor the health officers signalled us that we were under quarantine and nothing Was to be done except to drop anchor and lay to. The vision of being kept aboard ship for three or four weeks away from family a,nd in quarantine, with little chance to communicate with the outside world was far from pleasant in prospect. The health officers had received telegrams that a woman who had run away from a quarantined house at Port Arthur was aboard. They came on board and after careful examination of the woman satisfied themselves with her story and a half hour later gave release from quarantine and we swung into dock and were socn all aboard for St. Paul and home for the enjoyable yacht ride in the' evening from Ft. William to Port Arthur and re turn to Dr. McNamara, of the St. Paul 5road Axe, who sacrificed a large part Jf his time and pleasure as a member of the party in gratuitously rendering pro fessional. services when needed by mem hers of the association to President W C. Whiteman for bis careful attention to the duties of his office and to the com fort of the mefnbers of the party. Finally, we desire to especially express our grateful thanks to Messrs. Whitney and Frank J. Meyst, of the* ex cursion committee also to David Ramaley our efficient treasurer, who ably assisted toe committee. These gentlemen have, by their untiring efforts in planning and siic ®fcarrying out the annual outing of 1905, made the trip one of unusual joy and comfort. The association shall al ways hold them in pleasant remembrance ,th? .best committee the Minnesota Editorial Association ever elected. W. H. HODGES, IX K. 8. EDWARDS, HENRY BINES. Committee on Resolutions. C. D. BELDEN. FARMER BEN'S COLUMN I tell you competition is the thing in spite of all that the monopolists try to make out. They say that Jim Hill is jtistlayin' out the money in slathers upon his Winnipeg road puttin' on 84 steeled straightenin' up to beat the world and what he's after is a big mail contract that his competitor, the Soo, is after. Before the Soo got its new line through last year railroad time and service t© Winnepeg was any old bum and you got there any old time the traiQ arrived, but now the time is cut down to thirteen hours and Jim is quietly fiiggerin', they say, on gettin' it down to ten with the elegantest service that was ever showed up to the north west. See how it was up to Austin be forejthe telephone competition was up. When us farmers wanted to connect up with the old monopoly in the good old |imes forever gone by everybody and his first cousin knows just how we was sat down on but now they say that competition is bringin' 'em to time so they are awful smilin' and bowin' and scrapin' and accomodatin' and reasonable in their rate cut. 2M ow what I'm guessin' about is why the monopolies can't giv this same service and low rates and fine trains and ac comodatin' th6 public before compe tition licks and whips 'em into it. These leetle yellow Japs needn't go to riotin' and kickin' and rowin' at home so hard just because the peace: agents didn't squeeze a big indemnity ottt of the Russians to build a bigge? navy with. The world was satisfied to 86e ti*e big bully Bear licked but folks! ain't ready to be run over by a lot of upstart bigheads just because "they've won out with Russia. In my cogitatin' moments, I sometimes hav a groucl* that thpyellow peril is to be watched now wL Idon^^nt.Ui?c|e44,. Sain^run trrer witlr swarms of th»Japr ancl Chinee to take possesion of our in duetrie8 apd break up our existin' pros perous bein\ I'm glad the peace agents held 'em down where they did so that there won't be so much swiftness to be pitchin' in for a fight whenever they get a chance to get up a scrap. The Japs are all right in their place and their place is right in Japan and Korea and not in other parts of the civilized world. If they get to riotin' bad at home and the bloodthirsty soldiers mutiny agenst the sage counsels of Ito and the levelheaded statesmen who can see ahead further than the end of their noses the yellow midgets may as well call theirselves Dennis and be done with it so fur as keepin' the respect of decent people. $ One of the boys was tellin' me that Farmer Ben hit the true inwardness of the new capitol matter and Gov. John son's madness on account ot his not havin' control of the patronage of the sweepers and moppers and janitors of the new state house. He sayfe that the hungry horde of St Paul heelers under the lead of Boss Dick, the democrat political desperado leader up there, fairly made the woods howl with their yelps for plunder and places and John son was sorely disappointed when the Horton bill turned down this patron age and kept *it inhere it ought to be with the commission until they turn over a complete buildin' to the state. What i8|Dick bbss for if he can't hav the control of the patronage? This political boss business makes me vomit /tnyway I look at it. The idee that one man can stand up in a town or county and make all the rest comedo his taw like Piatt and Quay and Addicks in 6tatepolitix don't go down easy. It gets so the boss dictates everything so that nobody can go even for a delegate unless the boss O. K's. and every time a political move is made the boss has to be consulted. In the long ran the people jump on the bosses and down 'em but it takes along time sometime®. If good and shrewd politicians ain't off their basement, the year 1906 will be famous for the thro win' down of the old set of Mower county bosses. Well, well, well, 151,000 more males than females in Minnesota as showed by the late census. It's a perfectly dis astrous and alarmin' condition of things that needs expertest examination and attention. And then to think that the state ofj Massachusetts is goin' wild over its crop of old maids that cant be worked off. We don't have any up this way,"I can tell you. There ain't an un married female in these diggin's that has got ripe as a old maid but what It is Not a Puzzling Question to Fit oat that Boy of Yours with School Togs. We have a complete line of every thing: the boy needs for school wear and a selection is easily made from our immense stock of durable and stylish Clothes, to say nothing of a saving of 15 to 2b per cent. A Special Offer of Six Styles of School Suits COLORS—Blue, Black, Brown Mixtures and Stripes, Strong, wear resistirig Clothes will not rip the buttons will not drop off, eqdal to what others ask $2.50 and $3.00 for Special for 10 days only $5 $4 voluntarily and deliberately and with purpose of forethought has decreed for for herself that she is willin' to stay how she is. There ain't one of 'em so fur as I am fittingly and knowingly cognizant of the fact but has turned off a half dozen smitten suitors and thrun 'em down from the lofty pedes tal of their matrimonial ambitions. But just think of the big lot of single men that are doomed in Minnesota to S.OU ana q&c>.uu ior $2.00 Complete assortment in plain, 2-piece and 3-piece Suits, ages 3 to 16 years GORDON FALL STIFLES NGWG& SALE. Clothing House. and "The Banker's Child." Harry Shannon's powerful comedy drama, "The Banker's Child," will be presented at Music Hall for one night only, Sept. 15,1905. The story of, the play is captivating, with a plot of in tense interest, rising at the end of each act with a climax of wonderful power, The comedy is bright and sparkling^ the action terse, vivid and rapid. It is a play that touches the great chord of sympathy. Some very clever singing? and dancing specialties will be intro-i duced. The much talked of children,: Hazel and Harry, will be seen as War ren and Stella, playing two of the longest and most intricate parts ever attempted by children. Special scenery is carried for the production. A num ber of clever specialties will be intro duced. $100 Reward, $100. The readers of 1MB paper will be pleased to learn that there ia at least tine dreaded disease that science has been able to core in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Gore is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being constitu tional disease, requires a constitutional treat ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure iB taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of toe disease, and giving the pa tient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in dbhig its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they ofler One Hundred Dollars for nny case thi^t it fails t» cure. Send for list of tTOBmoiaialB. ye AdamsRXCHFNEaTA CO., Toledo, O.-?* Sold by all Druggists, Toe. Take Hall'* Faawly Fills for constipation $2 THREEJURORS CURED Of Cholera Morbus with One Small Bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea stand round and eat at the weddin' souse meat and it gave me cholera mor feabts and never play principals in 'em. I pity 'em but I don't see how they can help theirselves unless they go down and tackle the Massachusetts crop. Many a man needs a woman to make a man of him and a home for him and the census says he can't be accomodat ed in 150,000 cases right here in this state. It is a tougher problem proposition than squarin'.a circle. Remedy. Mr. G. W. Fowler of Hightower, Ala., relates an experience he had while serv ing on petit jury in a murder case at Edwardsville, county seat of Clebourne eounty, Alabama. He says: "While there 1 ate some fresh meat and some bus in a very severe form. I was never moresick in my life and sent to the drug store for a certain cholera mixture, but the druggist sent me a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar rhoea Bemedy instead, saying that he had not what I sent for, but that this medicine was so much better he would rather send it to me in the ftx I was in, I took one dose of it and was better in five minutes.' Tn*? s^feottd dose cured me entirely. Two /fellow jui brs were afflicted in the «ame manner-jaiid one twenty-five' cent bottle cured 'the three of \ik 'rWbr s&le by*$U druggists. NorthOakota Lands. I have listed -a number qf choice pieces of farmii^rlandsin Ward-county, N. D., both wild and improved which 1 will sell at reasto&btef figures. Some of them are bargains. Call at thV^iraflr script office and see samples of the and wheat we 'raise up in this siectibtau No trouble to show lahds if you will call on me: Correspondence promptly answered, have been here for years and know the country well. Crops are immense this year. Write me. ^L. L. THOMPSON,fCarpio, N. D. Attacked fey a Mob. And beaten, in a labor riot, until cov ered with sores. a Chicago street car conductor applied Bueklen's Arnica Salve, and was soon sound and well. "I use it in my- ffcMilj," writes G. J. Welch itperfi burns, store. "and find foifcuts and O. Wold's drug Notice to the Public. I hereby give notice to all concerned that I have given my daughter, Lydia W. T. Nemitz, a minor, her time and that I will froin this date not collect or cSaim hier wages and I will not be re sponsible for any debts or obligations Which she may contract. 28 MATILDA C. NEMITZ Austin, Minn. Aug.-18,1905.