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TAPT AND THE ROOSEVELT
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
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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
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
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
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.
"Do you know the prisoner well?'
asked the attorney.
"Never knew him ill," replied the
"Did you ever see the prisoner at the
"Took many a drink with him," was
"How long have you known this
"From two feet up to five feet ten."
"Stand down," yelled the lawyer in
"Can't do it," said he. "I'll sit down
or stand up."
I "Officer, remove that man." And he
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
The Dunseith Magnet feels rather
chesty with its new Babcock cylindei
press and a typesetting machine.
There are a large number of peo
ple that are positive that their Dan
Russell is the real one.
The Center Republican does not
take much stock in the rumor that
there is to be a county seat fight in
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?
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
A great number of the smaller
•towns in the northern part of the
state are clamoring for fire protec
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.
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BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1909.
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
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!
COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTEND
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
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
2. That such child is actually nec
cessary to the support of the fam
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-'
To Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Anderson
and wife, a fine babv boy, Wednes
day morning. Mother and child are
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
...,. ...^^^^^-^^^^^rr-^r^-" "Trir^rSiffis
Distance is not to be regarded as
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.
C. L. VIGNESS,
The tele Obstacle.
bmte Pereet—Am I to understand
there is eems Idiotic affair between
yea end that Impecunious young ess.
IWr Daughter (very sweetly)—Onlj
Start the Day Right
and you will be right
Start it by eating
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
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
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.—
Be sure to put your feet in the right
Olace. then stand nrra.~tjlucdlu.
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
Vainglory blossoms, but never bears.
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