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Pi KJSSi wKe*-' mr mray-.v. :'.1 mm FOUR gj. •-. 5'c 1 4/: Si*" 1 W jiV. ." sgr 8 1 ®h* §i£Wiwtfe Srihrat. ery Ma iing hxcept Monday md Weekly BY M. H. JEWELL. Publication Office: 100 FOURTH STREET, COR. BROADWAY E a is JIT3 Oldest in State telephone—Business Office, 32 Editorial and Local. IS. Subscription Rates: daily by carrier 60 cents a month ^aily by mail $* P*"" yew Veekly by mail $1-50 per year No attention paid to anonymous contribu .uons. Writer's name must be known to the editor, but not necessarily for publication. ADVERTISING AGENTS: La Coste & Maxwell, 140 Nassau Street, &ev York. North Star Daily Press Asso ciation, Germania Building, St. Paul, Minn., for business in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Manuscripts offered for publication will be returned it unavailable. Communications for Ne Weekly Tribune shoufl reach this office •JO. Wednesday of each rwek to Insure pub lication in the current issue. Correspondents wanted in every city, town *nd precinct in the western part of the state. All papers are continued unt/l an explicit orOer to discontinue is received, and until all arrearages are ^id. Entered as second-class matter. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. TAPT AND THE ROOSEVELT POLICIES. Simply because there is nothing spectacular or bolstrous in the make up of President Taft it is evident that in certain stock speculation circles there has been cherished the belief that governmental reins on corporate greed and unbridled aggregation of capital would, under the present re publican administration be loosened. Taft's utterances in his western speeches have very emphatically com mitted the administration to a con tinuance of what have generally be came known as "Roosevelt policies," but which in reality are policies in cident to unprecedented industrial development, demanded by the peo ple regardless of party—a climax to conditions demanding more enlarged federal inquiry and more rigid gov ernmental control of monied inter est. Roosevelt was the man of the hour. He called a halt and an ac counting in the management of pub lic affairs. His party and the people stood behind him. He went far enough, possibly too far, but he like Taft who is a man of tact and cour age, could have been depended upon to retrace any steps he thought nec essary and just and the adoption of common sense principles must not be construed as reactionary. Something of the sensitiveness of the New York stock market may be gathered from the tone of last week's review of trade and stocks by Henry Clews He says: The speeches of President Taft in his tour of the west have exercised a rather unsettling influence upon holders of securities. They suggest that the trend towards national sup ervision of accumulated capital did not end with the retirement of the President's immediate predecessor and Mr. Taft's distinct statement that recommendations are to be made to congress at the December session, of a character calculated to reopen dis cussion and action on corporation matters of a controversial character, can hardly be viewed as a favorable stock market influence. The presi dent announces, for instance, that he will urge the establishment of what will in effect be an Interstate Com merce Court of Appeals to consider appeals from rates fixed by the Com merce Commission he will also rec ommend the extension under certain conditions, of the powers of the In terstate Commerce Commission to in clude the fixing of rates he will urge legislation preventing one inter state railroad company owning stock in a competing interstate company and compelling roads owning such stock to dispose of their holdings within a given time. The president announces that he will also seek leg islation to prevent the overissue of stocks and bonds and to prevent also the watering of stocks. His position is that the permission of the Inter state Commerce Commission for the issue of such new securities must first be obtained and that the com mission itself must make a careful and formal inquiry before granting jjuch permission, and that in no case must stock be issued for less than par Other recommendations are to be made to congress by the president on much the same lines, and taking the legislative outlook as a whole the Executive's position becomes one of distinct importance to holders of securities. Some of the recommen dations, possibly all of them, have in view the creation of Improved con ditions in the financial world with a distinct tendency towards steadying the list of security values. On the other hand, the danger should not be overlooked of any attempt by the government to take from railroad managers the proper duties of their various offices. It will not do to .:.-^KUO^~r:ir^tc.~--.v .. -..^:z^^^~^~~~^~~^-- »«w»w~"W-««w-"».i«'"»- place, the management of our great railroad and industrial enterprises upon a plane that shall in effect be purely mechanical, a plane whore ex perience, judgment and ability shall not count and where financial ex perience and backing shall not be necessary. The preservation of en terprise is quite as necessary as the suppression of abuses, especially con ditions that have in deference to hu man nature arisen from a too con centrated control of public utilities. On the other hand, the first recep tion of the president's plan is apt to be considered too seriously. Mr. Taft has shown no disposition to ab rogate to himself any powers not ac knowledged to be well within the province of the executive. He is not endeavoring to be at once the legis lative branch and the executie branch of the government. Therefore his recommendations are likely to be thoroughly discussed and their value appraised before they take their place on the statute books. The re striction upon the arbitrary issue of securities will provide a distinct check upon the character of concen tration so clearly exemplified in the Harriman system of railroads or, to go still fuVther back, in the Gould and Vanderbilt systems. A check upon arbitrary financing means a check upon combinations that as a first requisite must have the neces sary financial backing and the net result, therefore, will be that combin ations would not be possible until examined and approved. The presi dent's ideas may therefore not be considered highly revolutionary in themselves. But hot the least of the depressing features connected with their progress will be the tendency by parties affected by them to dis tort their true significance. It may thus be taken for granted that con gress when it convenes in December will be the source of no little uncer tainty and nervousness in Stock Ex change circles." All of which tends to show that Mr. Taft is a safe man and that the great question of conservation of tire nation's natural wealth, its rivers, its forests, its'fuel deposits, will be safe guarded to the people so far as his efforts can prevail. One of the most wholesome and beneficial laws, if enforced, is the one for compulsory attendance at school of all children of school age, except good and sufficient cause. The youth of today are to assume the respon sibilities of administering public af fairs tomorrow and it is our duty as patriotic citizens to so guide the young boy and girl that their way be the better prepared for the obli gations of the future. In another column appears an official notifica tion to parents and guardians of their duties The expense of grading streets io Seattle would make the residents oi a prairie town throw up both hands and quit. It is said that in Seattle nearly 50 miles of streets will be leveled and building lots brought down to a grade at a cost of $12,000, 000. The levelling of the streets filling in of ravines, the tearing down of hills has been mostly done by th« means of earth washed out by means of hose pipe. It is said to be done 20 per cent cheaper than by shovels and carts. T. J. Hocking has retired as editor of the Antler American and will at a later date engage in the newspaper business at some point in Montana. Walter Lee, formerly connected with the Walhalla Pioneer has assumed charge of the American. Under Examination. "Do you know the prisoner well?' asked the attorney. "Never knew him ill," replied the witness. "Did you ever see the prisoner at the bar?" "Took many a drink with him," was the reply. "How long have you known this man?" "From two feet up to five feet ten." "Stand down," yelled the lawyer in disgust "Can't do it," said he. "I'll sit down or stand up." I "Officer, remove that man." And he did. Simple Summer Cures. Keep a bottle of witch hazel and one of hydrogen peroxide in easy reach of the children, who frequently injure themselves playing indoors in the summer. Teach them to apply the witch hazel for bumps and bruises. The fact that they are doing something for themselves gets their minds off the hurt. Teach them that the peroxide is to cleanse all open wounds and kill all pus germs. By these two remedies much weeping and many troublesome sores and FEAR OF BLOOD POISON ING may be prevented. News of the State The Eagles at Jamestown will build a brick building. Voters in Traill county are peti tioning to have some of the double townships of that county divided. A small boy snapping the trigger of a gun accidentally shot the top of/ a man at Walcott—killing him in stantly. The Dunseith Magnet feels rather chesty with its new Babcock cylindei press and a typesetting machine. S There are a large number of peo ple that are positive that their Dan Russell is the real one. g,— The Center Republican does not take much stock in the rumor that there is to be a county seat fight in Oliver county. During the month of August Ward county lead the entire state in the number of births—there being 55 The number of deaths in that coun ty was but 7. Editor Goodsell of the Dunseith Magnet thinks he can show the farmers in his end of the state how to raise potatoes—and says he has already picked ten spuds as large a? watermelons. I Editor Malmin who reecntly pur chased the Sharon Reporter was formerly with the Northwood Glean er for seven years and is said to be an excellent printer and newspaper man. A great number of the smaller •towns in the northern part of the state are clamoring for fire protec tion. & In many towns of the state the merchants are running neat and at tractive ads. In others they are dead to the world—or else running ads that were evidently changed some time last year. Try The Tribune Want column Try Tribur. Went Co'umni. Try Tribune Went Columns. 3 -.~..^.~. •-..--. "••i^aa»«. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1909. I The merchants in the smaller towns that failed to advertise during the summer months are being urged by' their local papers to use some space this fall. It is said there is more building going on throughout North Dakota this year than ever before, that is of a substantial nature, such as brick and stone houses, fine dwellings, barns, etc., and these improvements in North Dakota cities are of the! permanent kind. COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTEND ANCE LAWS. Section 894 (amended) codes of 1995, reads In part as follows:! "Every parent, guardian or other person who resides in any school district or city, who has control over any child or children of or between the. ages of eight and fourteen, shall send each child or children to a pub lic school in each year during the entire time that the public, schools of such district or city are in ses sion," etc. The following may be accepted as valid excuses for non-compliance with the above provision: 1. Attendance for the same length of time In an approved parochial or private school. 2. That such child is actually nec cessary to the support of the fam ily. 3. That such child has already ac quired the branches of learning taught in the public schools. 4. That the child is physically or mentally incapacitated (as declared by the county physician, if required by the board.) attorney, whose duty it will be to pro-' BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Anderson and wife, a fine babv boy, Wednes day morning. Mother and child are doing nicely, ENTERTAINED AT EUCHRE. A delightful party was given Tues day afternoon at the home of Mrs. O. W. Roberts. The afternoon was passed playing progressive euchre, and dainty refreshments were served. The home was tastily decorated for the occasion. ...,. ...^^^^^-^^^^^rr-^r^-" "Trir^rSiffis Distance is not to be regarded as r- a valid excuse Inside the four-mile uatU now how deeply Perrault, prob ably through false Information, wrong* ed the memory of an excellent and 111 treated personage. From M. France we learn that M. Bernard de Montra goux, of old and noble descent, lived in 1650 or thereabouts at the ancestral limit. Whenever a child lives be yond the throe-mile limit the board shall provide transportation. Section 896 (amended) makes it a duty upon teachers to report all cases of non-attendance and the reasons therefor. The county superintendent between Compfegne and Plerrefonds. 1.1 The castle, of frowning outward as shall lay the facts before the states ceed forthwith. to long existing tradition,* wore no The above is the list of compul-, beard, only a mustache and a little sory attendance laws. The county tuft below the lower lip. He was superintendent will no longer send known through the countryside as written notices to the delinquent ones asking them to comply with the law, but will simply lay the natter before the states attorney. The law Isn quoted above and this will serve as notice upon all negligent parents that an effort woll be made to enforce the same to the letter. Please take no tice and save yourself much annoy ance and expense. Very truly, C. L. VIGNESS, County Superintendent. The tele Obstacle. bmte Pereet—Am I to understand there is eems Idiotic affair between yea end that Impecunious young ess. Lord BtllertST IWr Daughter (very sweetly)—Onlj Start the Day Right and you will be right Start it by eating Shredded Wheat] Biscuit with hot milk or cream and a little fruit If you eat more than the stomach needs you are wasting both money and strength. Overtaxing the stomach impairs digestion, weakens brain power and lays the foundation for disease. Cut out heavy meats and soggy white flour pastries for ten days, eat Shredded Wheat and see how much better you will feel—then tell your friends about it Your grocer sells it Shredded Wheat is made of the choicest selected white wheat, cleaned, steam-cooked and baked. Try it for breakfast to-morrow with milk or cream. The Biscuit is also delicious for any meal in combination with fresh or preserved fruits. THE ONLY BREAKFAST CEREAL" MADE IN BISCUIT FORM jgjB^p^v.^,,-,.,,. .'. THETRUE BLUEBEARD He Was a Cruelly and Malevo lently Maligned Frenchman. NOT A MURDEROUS MONSTER. He Had Matrimonial Misfortunes, It Is True, but Ha Seem* to Have Been the Only One Who Came to Grief on Aooount of Them—*Hia'Traglo End. The supposedly detestable Bluebeard. the monster of murderous polygamy. I the very name of the ogre Into whose mouth one used, if one could, in child hood's happy hour, to throw India rub ber balls, was in truth a man who has been as cruelly and malevolently ma ligned byliistory as Nero, Richard III., Macbeth, tutti quanti. So says M. Anatole France—and pray who can speak with higher authority on the real facts of faery?—In "Les Sept Femmes de la Barbe-Bleue et Autres Contes Merveilleux." One knew al ready that Charles Perrault first wrote, in about 1660, the historical biography of Bluebeard, but one did not know Chateau Les Guillettes, on his estates a & hmae Qf h. its owner, contrary a wea Bluebeard because his hair was very black, and therefore his close shaven cheeks and chin were markedly blue. He was a fine figure of a man who. spite of his manifest advantages as a good match, did not get on well with women of his own rank In life. This was due to an incurable shyness on his part. Pleasant add'pretty girls who had been well brought up attracted him immensely, but also filled him with an indescribable terror. The first notable result of this af fliction was that the unfortunate or phan, for such be had been since his early youth, incapable of making pro posals for the hand of any of the at tractive and high born ladies In the neighborhood, married a certain Co lette Passage, a fascinating girl in her way, against whose character nothing seems known, who was going round the country with a dancing bear. Things went well enough for a few months, and then Colette, who bad at first reveled In being a lady of qual ity, began to long for her old freedom. The longing became irresistible, and at last she took her. departure secretly with her justly beloved, bear. It is noteworthy that they made their es cape by way of a room that had a door leading to what had been water meadows, and so to open country. Perrault called this room "le petit cab inet," bat it was also known as "the wretched princesses' room," because a Florentine painter had covered Its walls with the most lifelike figures of Circe, Niobe and Procris. The tragic effect of these paintings was enhanced 'byThe~porphyry flooring"oT'tEe room, which suggested bloodstains. Montragoux appeared inconsolable at the disappearance, which was com plete, of Colette, his first wife, and doubtless his lot would have been far less unhappy if he bad never tried to console himself. This, most unfor tunately, he did by marrying one Jeanne de la Cloche, who turned out to be a violent dipsomaniac. Blue beard was of a nature so kindly and noble that, although in a fit of., mad passion she nearly killed him with a kitchen knife, he continually hoped to reclaim her by kindness. But one day she strayed into the generally shut up princesses' room, took the painted fig ures for real people and was so terri fied that she rushed wildly Into the open fields, tumbled into a deep pool, and so was drowned. So things., went on, anew affliction with each new wife, and in each case the final catastrophe was associated with the princesses' room. The climax to the unhappy career of the more than worthy and. lovable Bernard de Montragoux came with his seventh wife, Jeanne de Lespoisse, cleverest and most fascinating of a family of utterly unscrupulous adventurers. No one knew anything about the supposed late husband of the mother. Of the two brothers, a dragoon and a musket eer, oue was a low rascal and a mere sponge the other lived on gaming and on the good nature of women to whom he made love. Anne, the sister, was the incarnation of malicious cunning. Associated with this precious family was a certain Chevalier de Merlus. who had a great deal to do with the final tragedy of M. de Montragoux'g career. The nature of. this tragedy may be inferred, but it is curious that while Perrault-represented Bluebeard '_•••: as taking a journey in order to lay a trap for his wife, the fact was exactly opposite. Both before and after his marriage be had heaped benefits on all these wretches. When he was obliged to go away in the matter of en inheritance he gave, all his keys without reserve to his wife, warning her out of pure love against the un happy associations of the princesses' room. As soon as he was out of the way a trap was laid for him, and it was in that very room that he was most treacherously assassinated. The worst and the best of it was that M. de Merlus, after marrying the wealthy '. widow, became an exemplary husband end subject of the king. Good Tree, Poor Crop. "I suppose you knoWjof 'my family •«•. tree?" ?»A& Baron Fucash. "Yep." answered Mr~Cymrox. may have l«een a good Tree, all right, but it looks to me as if the crop, wee a failure."-Washington ^Star. Credulous. '-'/._- £~M Blobbs—Tht girl to marry Is the gfrl who believes in love in a cottage., Blobbs-Yes. If girl believes that, you oouid stuff her with any old thing.— Philadelphia Record. Be sure to put your feet in the right Olace. then stand nrra.~tjlucdlu. Easily Controlled.' Mrs. Bacon—I wlsh: my husband would go wherever I want him to. Mrs. Egbert—Why don't'you get one of those dirigible husbands?—Yonkers Statesman. Vainglory blossoms, but never bears. —French Proverb. 13 1 f*'