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THE GLOBE GIVES THEM.
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 1904
HIS HANDS ARE FREE
No act of President Roosevelt since
first he appeared in public life will be
received with Iou1?r plaudits by the
people or more completely free his own
hands for the work before him than his
declaration jnade just after receiving
the assurance that he had been elected.
In this he announces that he will have
already served three and a half years
by the fourth of March, and that ht>
considers this to constitute his first
term. He adds: "The wise custom
which limits the president to. two terms
regards the substance and not the form.
Under no circumstances will I be a
candidate for another nomination."
The record of the ballots on Tuesday
doea not show that the people need
anything additional to commend Pres
ident Roosevelt to their approval; but
if they did, it would be supplied by this
announcement, it comes at the proper
time and in the proper place. The
president had been urged to do this
beforehand, but had declined, since it
would look like a bid for votes. He
now deliberately takes himself out of
the list of candidates for 1908. Nor "can
there under any circumstances be any
possible question In any mind that he
means and will do what he says.
This not only clarifies the political
atmosphere for four years ahead, but
It gives to Mr. Roosevelt an opportu
nity for independent thought and ac
tion such as no president has had since
the close of the war. Every man who
has occupied the White house sinee 1
then, beginning with Gen. Grant's long
ing for a third term, has had the pos
sibility of renomination and re-election
always before him. Even in the case
of Mr. Cleveland the question was ar-■
gued because, although he had served
two terms, they were not consecutive.
Before every man's eyes stands the
vision of a continuance of station and
honor and power, and all of them have
been more or less dazzled and be
wildered. We doubt if it is in ordinary
human nature to occupy the president's
office with the possibility of renomina
tion and not have one's words and
-thoughts and official acts swayed by
The fiercest critics of President
Roosevelt have admitted his good faith
and good intentions. They have cred
ited every mistake of his to his desire
to secure the great honor that has
fallen to him. Naturally he wished an
indorsement and vindication by the
people. He has received one such as
even he. if he did his best, would not
hope to exceed. He has touched high
water mark. Wisely he renounces the
struggle for the future, and leaves the
four-ifears that stretch before him un
hampered by the exigencies of a candi
No one knows better than the presi
dent himself what an enlargement of
his office, what a declaration of inde
pendence, what a guarantee of liberty
this is. He will be free to .do his best.
No politician can hold a rod over him.
He will not have to bargain with sen
ators or placate constituencies or buy
delegates with sacrifices of conscience.
He can hew in his own line and follow
his highest and best instincts. Ho
has great courage and great faculty for
independence. Emancipated by his
declaration, Theodore Roosevelt may,
if he be true to the best that is in him,
show himself something better than the
chief of an -hour and become one of the
great presidents in our history.
Anyway, Cortelycu is no longer an
THE COUNTY TICKET
While the voter was about it on
Tuesday he struck right and left and
■ did some queer things. He hit heads
J and patted backs according to his own
notion, and the result as far as the
county ticket Is concerned is mixed.
The general preponderance is in favor
of the Republicans, who secure thf
I greater number of candidates. The ex
traordinary and satisfactory thing is
that the Democrats should have been
able to carry through any of their
•nominee* In an election where the Re
publican majority for president was so
County Attorney Kane, who has
made so fine a record and commended
himself so thoroughly to the public, Is
safe. The whole city will rejoice in
the success of Anton Miesen, than
whom no sturdier or more deserving
Democrat appealed to St. Paul voters.
He made a splendid run, and is elected
as sheriff by a small majority. Dr.
Miller is coroner and Mr. Irvine county
surveyor. With -the exception of the
judges, these are the only Democrats
to win in the county.
The most unfortunate result of the
election is the defeat of P. J. Metzdorf,
whom all believed to be invincible. It
was just this overconfldence on the
part of some of his friends, probably,
that secured his defeat by an opponent
whom even his own party did not sup
port. Mr. Metzdorf has been a most
faithful and competent official, and
Ramsey county made a great mistake
in not standing by him. Beck made a
splendid run for county treasurer and
ought to have won. But Fitzgerald,
Krahmer and the rest, even including
our picturesque friend Mr. Gallick,
were carried through on the wave of
Republican votes. There was an enor
mous amount of discrimination and of
cutting, but it took a lot to affect a.
total so stupendous. The Republican
candidates for county commissioners
went through in a bunch.
The political complexion of Ramsey
county remains as undetermined as
before. It was carried by five figures
for a Republican president and by
more than 1,000 for a Democratic gov
ernor. It elects a mixed ticket, turn
ing down some faithful and competent
officials, electing others and generally
working along lines whose selection we
can scarcely follow. The Democratic
party has reason to congratulate itself
for having saved anything cut of so
serious a wreck as Roosevelt's popu
larity made of this election; and while
regretting the loss of good men, it still
rejoices in a reasonable certainty that
on all ordinary issues and occasions it
has a safe majority in Ramsey county.
.Let us now settle down to a dispas
sionate; discussion of frenzied finance.
v-^^BUNN AND O'BRIEN
j There is scarcely any result of Tues
day's balloting that should call forth
more - general gratification than the
election of Hon. George L. Bunn and
Hon. T. D. O'Brien, as- district judges.
■: There is nothing of which the voters
of Ramsey county have more reason to
be proud. The test was made in clear
and unequivocal terms, and it is one to
which 1 too few communities are able to
respond with honor. Our people were
requested to set >r aside the mere party
claim in behalf: of the principle of a
non-partisan- Judiciary, as represented
by two men of the highest . qualifica
tions. i? They did > so; and we hope : that
the lesson ,' conveyed - may be effective
in taking out of politics hereafter all
nominations for the district bench.
:\; The gentlemen. who are elected de
serve their success. One :of them has '
served with great : capacity and honor
upon the bench. The' other has proved
himself to . all who know him in the
community where '■ his life has been
spent a man thoroughly fitted : for the !
place. 1 The ' question was \ whether the !
voters of this city, in the height'of a
great Republican revulsion, urged
thereto by their party leaders, would 1:
elect partisan candidates for the Judge-;
ships .instead " of; supporting the ; non
partisan principle ;■ and electing ." Bunn
and O'Brien. -- / *rrr *
We are more than delighted with the
result. Fitness, ability and dignity
havt been : sustained. The district
bench will be elevated by the new
standard set up, as well 'as by the ad
dition made to :- its' personnel. The
people have ' responded to * the -appeal
and profeßsed their adhesion to the
non-partisan r . idea. We ; hope that 1 the
issue, may never be raised again by
any man or by any party; : and iwe
hereby pledge ourselves, after the ' e'ec
j tion as before, to stand in the future as
in the past : for a ; non-partisan ■ Judi
ciary as represented by an equal divi
sion of the Judicial offices. The court,
the public ; and the legal profession are
to be congratulated upon ; the choice of '
Judges Bunn and O'Brien, and the in- :
fluence of their success must be , wide
We would do nothing to disturb the
cenfidem-o thru Mr* Dunn has in tMk
rural people, according to his news-
iHE ST. PAUL GLOBE. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1904
paper organ, hut then there are the re
turns, and fact* are stubborn things.
A GALLANT FIGHT
The defeat of Mr. F. O. Winston in
the state campaign as candidate for
lieutenant governor is greatly to be de
plored. "Without considering the qual
ifications of the successful candidate,
Mr. Winston deserved the best at the
hands of our people. Had the Repub
lican presidential vote been anything
less than it was, he would undoubtedly
have been elected. As it was he made
a splendid record, and earned the high
eat praise and the most devoted fol
Mr. Winston did not desire office. He
is a man of busy life and large affairs.
He would much have preferred to re
main a spectator in the campaign. He
consented to accept only in order that
he might contribute to the election of
John A. Johnson all that lay in his
He has been absolutely and utterly
faithful and self-sacrificing. , He threw
himself into the campaign with a vigor
and activity wonderful to behold.
Everywhere he went in the same noble,
manly spirit, telling the voter to reject
him if he pleased, but at all events to
vote for Johnson. His terse and force
ful declarations won vote* everywhere.
It is only because there were so many
Republicans whose revolt against their
party would extend no farther than the
governor's office, and who would
scratch but a single name on the tick
et, that Mr. Winston is not lieutenant
governor elect. We deplore that more
than any other loss suffered on Tues
tiay. At the same time Mr. Win
ston comes out of this fight with a
credit greater and larger than that of
victory, and merits and receives the
highest respect and admiration of all
our people, both as a Democrat and as
It was the practical politician that
rot the hardest bump.
THE INDEPENDENT VOTER *
The independent voter was abroad in
the land on Tuesday. He swarmed
over Minnesota in great numbers and
showed what he could do. The gain
from this is not merely in the results
directly achieved, but in the warning
conveyed or suggested for the future.
Nothing depraves a country or in
jures a state more than the certainty
that it cannot be elevated out of the
political rut Into which it has fallen.
Boodlers and grafters and all sorts of
riffraff can work their will in a state
like Pennsylvania, where they know that
no reproof or rebuff at the polls is pos
sible. Self-government is doomed to
practical failure under such circum
stances. Its only salvation is 3. teuder
public conscience, and the certainty of
an impending popular wrath in case of
The voters of Minnesota showed
their temper. They simply warned the
Republican party that it must give
heed to its steps. A man cannot be
elected to the highest office here merely
because he has a Republican certifi
cate. The voter will not stand it; and
the character of men and the methods
by which they get their nominations
will be weighed and approved or pun
ished. Believing thoroughly as we do
in the necessity and the benefits of
government by party, we believe also
in that independence which gives cour
age to the voter when the limits of
proper party obedience are exceeded. It
is good for the individual and good for
the state. *
For a generation the Republican
party will not forget the lesson that
it received on Tuesday. It will benefit
all parties and all voters, ami be felt
in more -Cautious and conscientious ac- i
tion for years to come. Good for the
THE SUNSHINE CURE
The secretary of a national society
whose avowed object is the spreading
of sunshine announces in her recent
report that more sunshine has been
spread throughout America during the
past year than during any other year
of the society's organization. To him
who has but the vaguest Idea of the
methods of this unique association, tb«
information cannot but be gratifying.
For he is apt to associate sunshine
•with: everything that is refreshing and
•wholesome, and sanitary, and to reflect
that its spreading lin this country can
not fail to be attended by the happiest
One of the most attractive "things
about Christian Science is that it in
sists -upon, a pleasant frame of mind.
Mrs. Eddy, doubtlessly, ■ would 7 put it:
more scientifically, but that is what
she. would mean. And many other
popular cults of the day insist, like the
photographer, that you look pleasant.
Certainly faith in cheerfulness -is an
excellent corner stone, and should
"prove an enduring- one, for any modern
.belief or cult.
Nevertheless,". we confess a' partiality
for -the organization that comes out
boldly, and r says it's" or: sunshine 1 first
and last, that sunshine Is: not a means
to an end; but both a means and an
end. The name itself is sufficiently
pleasant ~ sounding ito ? drive away th«
blues.",-. Moreover, even those who know
very little about it know that the Sun
shine ■ society -is not composed 'of mem
bers - whose - avowed object j is, the ; cor-"
nering of the ■ sunshine market What
ever is the* opposite a trust, that 'the'
Sunshine society is. The news that it
13 prospering will be received with de
light:by all who believe th»t sunshine
1.1 iWri' riir-'inwi^rp'-iiiir-' i-iiShiiiMun uiif
is a good thing and should be spread.
I Contemporary Comment T
•; O ."■*.'-' ;Subway. Ethics
The - protest against the : desecration
of the New : York subway by flaring
advertisements sterns 'to have come too
late. It is highly creditable 2to V, the
taste of the city that the protest should
; have beeom^. -Not so Very long ago,"
: perhaps, no• fee*; would ha"ye cared. But
the idea ' wilnlci pal * beauty has j been 1!
growing, and * ugliness; is. ( not exclu
sively identified with commercial'pros-;
I perity. It is u'pity, therefore, that the
subway- was hot j; protected £in '» time.
Those who : have put up the advertise
ments decta£q|that they have a con
tract which. canrot be broken- At any
rate, they beep nailing the signs
to ■ the walls tb : the ; injury of the : orna
mental 1. tiles.. Thus the attempt to
make the subway 'beautiful as well as
useful is being defeated. Fovthls' the
commissioners are at t least' in part -to
blame. They yielded • to. the demand of
the ; operating conyrany and allowed the .
whofe.' decorative^ plan sanctioned by
them. toli# spoiled. The ir/-ot»s4stency
is .^obvious; and it is not 'i strange^that
' New-Yorkers with some civic pride : are ;
angry rin consequent*.— ? (R.
■I) . Journal. : ' 7 ■■ fr- V;" '; t% '
■•": ;L > Sociology of -the Subway . -■•
■ Now the best ' and V cheapest \; rapid.
transit system may not secure the daily
patronage of I even the upper stratum'
of the-slum? population; but,,; if it Tbe
really rapid ard really cheap, it dees
beßio-to\affect-the*stratum Just above,
drawing; it ■'. from ;. Its former quarters •:
and dissipating it over a broad area, so
leaving the homes; that had been oc
cupied by . the ;tenement; population for
the occupancy of the upper stratum of
the ;, slum population. - ;*A""-"moving up
, takes: place, all down the scale. The
gain is - less • spectacular ; in ". the „: lower
strata ■ than iin ' the : upper; but" it -is: no
less i welcome or valuable." ~. The * great
;good of the New York.way will •be
: not m<j*li in it*-making possiblevthe
clerk's relnovaj of Tits family from
small apartments* in the middle east
i side to a little home up town; but In
the effect ; of -that \ removal, .in ever
• broadening Sociological; circles, down to
! the furthest limits. of society: The ef
fect ' may n*t be . clearly evident—
•who watch)the) faint,rippl«s on :a : dis
tant shore, may not see the stone that
caused^: them—but At- is at its . work,
throughout & the r - community.—
Advertising in Politics
When advertising is recognized; as
such £ freat force .in American ■ life;, it
is renjarkajfg tJtfrt its merits in politics
have r-ot Detoi\ thoroughly tested long
before this Why ' this plan should
not prove successful *if .'carried out .in
wholesale • fo*m. is - hard; to see. Cer
tainly a l newspaper ;or magazine ap
peals to thousands more than an orator
can - reach Tin- an extended - canvass.
Again, a well-worded ;. advertisement
appeals to the reader in his coolest
moments,-; rather thar. when. he is un
der the excitement of a political meet
ing. Consequently the appeal of the
advertisement would be likely to out-,
weigh , the appeal -of the "spellbinder'
in swaying the voter's judgment.—
ver Republican. •
Will Fee! 80 Exultant
If Roosevelt should be elected the
servants in the White house should
have that building in readiness to gire
the president ample room In. which to
skin the cat in all the latest methods.
Tickled to Death With Himself
Secretary Hay praises the president's
policy and declares, the acquisition of
the Panama canal route by tmlldozing
Colombia all right. But it Is natural
that he should applaud his own work.
Looks Like Trifling With Fate
All the same. I'ncle H;»nk Davis
should have made one more or one less
than thirteen speeches in one day. We
cunt indorse that sort of tampering
with a hoodoo.—Memphis News.
Deserve* at Least a Cabinet Job
If President Roosevelt is elected Tom
TVatson's name should be well up on
the list of those who share in the dis
tribution of credit for the victory.—
Those Boorish Russians
AnyhQW,| }J.>rt Arthur might have
displayed : k littTe more consideration
and fallen after the Japs had their
plans all lajd and the date set. —Detroit
Will Discover It Soon Enough
Rev. Mr. Parkhurst asks which way
the sun is -moving. Well, if It ever
starts to ratove the doctor will not Jjave
to ask which way It is gpoinff.—Denver
Almost Too Many
> We trust, after all Mr. Schurz is mis
taken,, and that there- are not two
Roosevelts. The Lord knows that one
Is - enough.—Memphis " News. '" ."
MustGef New Material
i. Mr. Tom' Watson follows.* the exam,
pie; of some ' of" the baseball . clubs and
resolutely pins his faith to the next
campaign;— Washington* Star. - *
T; TODArS WEATHER 1
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Minnesota—Fair in west, show flurries
m.< east ■ portion - Thursday; " Friday fair
fresh north; winds." ,'■*"• ■->' ,:
; Wisconsin—Snow and '■ colder Thursday
brisk, north winds; Friday fair. -- • -.*<
■ South Dakota and: North ' Dakota—
Thursday - and« Friday: warmer Friday "
"*-' lowa—Thursday rain * or ; snow, ; followed
by - clearing, weather: Friday fair ■ .
I*Pi>«r Michigan—Snow flurries Thurs
day; Friday fair, brisk north winds.
Montana—Fair Thursday and -Friday
warmer Thursday..;...-, ''1 • - , . ,
- Ct. .5 Paiil--Yesterday's observations;
taken by the United States weather bu
reau. St. Paul. W. E. Oliver, observer for
the. twenty-four:hoars ended at 7 o'clock
last night—Barometer . corrected for tem
perature and. elevation. Barometer. SO 04
--weather, -cloudy; relative humidity. 89:
maximum temperature, 38; minimum tem
perature. S3; dally range, i; mean? tem
perature.- 36:," p. m.-temperature. 36:, wind
at- I. p.- m.. northeast. Amount of precipi
tation, .04. ";.- *- .:,-■'
•.. •l.mHiph. , . >p"raHlgh.
Alpena i*.S€ MlLos Anpeles ..80 M
Battleford . .7.34 * SglManjnette ". .r.34 '" 38
Bismarck ....*♦ 36 Memphis--..V.-.50 58
Buffalo V :.-.'.:** *; Medicine Hat. 38 *44
tßostontr.-.V.T.".35:--42 Milwaukee r. .36 4*
Chicago :::.... 42 44;Minnedosa -....24 38
Cincinnati ...48 ! 60 Montreal 24 3*»
Cleveland ... 4_' 44 Moorhead ... *8 |
Denver *4 40 New Orleans.. 78
Dcs Maine* j44 New York .'..'.- 42 48
Detroit 4* :-44lOmaha v:...r.36" 42
Duluth ■.'.•.1^.25.ir.30 Philadelphia ..4« 48
El Paso 56 06 Pittsburg .:".".:46 50
Edmonton .:..3S 46'Qu'Appelle .:..S0- 36 ,
Escanaba ■ . - .-»3* i *DiSan v Francisco 72 i 74
Galveston\:."r.7o^.7B St. -L0ui5.....-:40*'46
Grand Rapid?. 44 Salt Lake 50 -54
rGreen;Ba><v.Uß>^4olSanrAntonlo ..72 8"
Hr.re • •"•V.*:32 r 46 S. Ste. Marie...M 38
r Helena l. ..:..V.45 ,S2 Washington ...48 &4
1 Huron V~V rrr;*.26r:34 Winnipeg v...-. 22 *30
Jacksonville .6- .',7? -".••" - •.. ;
. •Washington time C7p. m. St. Paul). :
River Bulletin—B a. m.
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-.Stations.'*: - : " fiJne. Reading. 24 hours
St. Paul :....... .J 14 • ■ 5.3 ' : —9 1
La-Crosse Id >*,*v'6i7ir^s.. —93
Davenportrr:-*--^*ls>»».? 7.4 i *z-C —0 1
SL Loute iv 8.8 _4). l
Tii* Mississippi river at St. Paul will
At St. Paul Theaters
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The juvenile population -Is assured
a ; memorable 5 treat lin J the glimpse it
will • get of , "Babes in Toyland.' the
new.musical extravaganza which opens
at the ; Metropolitan tonight. Skeptical
youngsters, sophisticated beyond their
years, ;be convinced I that Toyland •
,is; a i positive reality. *
;;•.': When the curtain rises on • the second '
L act. of Victor Herbert's operatic 5 ex-•;
travaganza they will see ; before > them
the ""public square in;the capital of Toy- •
land z and*"the c sight ■ will •; make them
gasp and, grow big-eyed: 'In. the mid
dle distance. they will see a bridge
made f all fof building blocks fully two'
feet high. ".In" the" background, visible
through the : arch of ;the^bridge.ithey;
will see the 'houses and shops of the
city: all the roofs are red and the win
dows swing out, and in r every window
sits a doll: baby ■ waiting 1. watching
for the grand .military review.
Who would not like *to live in >■ Toy
land, where sun never ceases to "shine
and where all the ; trees; are Christmas;
trees f and 1 the bridges t and :• streets. are .
made; and % paved with bright : building '
blocks?: And r.then out upon the bridge
steps. a .wooden trumpeter, who.blows
a .blast - on-.bis', wooden _ trumpet. . 'At
the , signal • all . the dwellers .in ■ the 5 city ;
—and they are all toys—come tumbling
helter skelter into the square.. Anoth- ;
er : blast, then 1 comes . the ' measured
: tread of soldiers. •" Four by four, wood-"
en, shiny, stiff, '. they ; file across the
bridge.! f Their varnished hats reflect
the yellow sun \ high ; in ■ the sky and
they don't bend their knees, but walk
just: as you - would • expect * wooden sol
diers :to walk and i form tin. ':( line as
straight as a string behind the = Dutch
dolls in wooden shoes, who dance their
delight in ' the • sunshine: of the * public
square. Then the master - toymaker
comes and personally presents the sol
diers he has made to the city, and
there is great rejoicing. The - wooden
soldiers . choose: partners from the ' pret- J
tiest of , the girl toys and participate in'
a fantastic quadrille. The engagement
is . for the balance of the week, with
the usual matinee on Saturday.
"The Office Boy." Frank Daniels'
success of last season, will come to
St. Paul on Sunday and be seen for
four nights only at the Metropolitan
opera house, under the management of
Chit:les B. Dillingham. "The Office
Boy" is by Harry B. Smith, the fertile
librettist, who has probably more suc
cessful comic operas to his credit than
any other author. The music, which
is spoken of as being particularly melo
dious and fascinating. Is the composi
tion of Ludwlg Englander. There is
no comedian on the stage today with a
more unique and comical personality
than Frank Daniels. He seems to ex
ude fun at every pore. In his present
play the author is said to have pro
vided him with a character that ex
actly suits his peculiar individuality.
As a down-trodden, four-dollar-a-week
office boy, he Is said to be irresistibly
funny and to have on« of the most
laughable roles that has ever been as
signed to him.
"Standing room only," it is said, con
fronts late comers to the theater these
days, whenever "The Wizard of Oz,"
which comes to the Metropolitan next
Thursday, happens to be presented.
The extravaganza, of course, attracts
crowds of youngsters, who laugh at the
fun of the scarecrow, the tic woodman,
the comical lion and the cow. while the
beautiful poppy scene, with its bewil
dering row of pretty girls, garbed as
giant flowers. Is most picturesque.
The melodrama "Hearts Adrift,"
now at the Grand. Is replete with sur
prises, and stirring interest and la in
terspersed liberally with comic situa
Ralph Stuart, in his latest romantic
comedy success, "By Right of Sword,"
comes to the Grand for a week, com
mencing next Sunday matinee. Crisp,
sharp action, clever situations, dra
matic climaxes and a slashing good
duel scene are said to sustain the in
terest to the very end.
*The Kentucky Belles company at
the Star this week proves to be ■
pleasing aggregation of entertainers
by the large audiences who fill the
house twice daily. The olio is well
balanced and the two burlesques real
ly funny. Ladies' matinee tomorrow.
Ryan-Thomas J. Bend. Dakota. S D ;
C. R. Barney. Mankato; T. Lincoln and
wife. Seattle; G. T. Manson and wife
Mankuto; Mrs. W. G. Carsons. Calgary
Charles F. Moore. Cherokee. Iowa: D D
Crowley. Duiuth: Mrs. Martin, Hibbing;
T. Bailey. Duluth.
Merchants—N. Harrison. Crookston; C.
T. Tucker. Duluth: C. L. Miller. Sheboy
pn; Charles E. Harm and wife Seattle-
Harr>' Jones. Lisbon. N. D.; J. A Law
rence. N..rth!s. Id: P. Aschulz. Milwaukee-
C. S. McCurdy. Duluth: Mrs. C. J Murohy
and sister. Grand Forks.
Windsor—F. N. Mead. Cedar Falls; Al
bert H. Lemp. Davenport; P. J. Schwong
Dodge Center; Mr». .T. F. Man
kato; T. E. Paulis. Blue Earth; William
MoKimon. Carlton; M. C. I>arson. Milwau
"kee: L. W. McCutcheon and wife. Eau
Frederic—William V. Grubb, Duluth-
Charles J. Kieth and wife. Princeton- c'
Boynton. Mankato; Mrs. E. J. Jennings
Fargo; F. V. Young and wife. Le Roy: j'
C. Pope. Mona. Minn.: R. P. Micas La
Crosse; W. W. Snow. La Crosse; J H
Larson. Charles City, Iowa; G. T. Klie
T Among the Merrymakers T
A Safe Prediction
"How do you think the election will
"Well." answered Farmer CorntosseL
"I don't know how its goin'; but I'm
willin' to predict that six months after
it s over 111 be kickin' about the way the
gover'ment is run. same as usual"
"How are we going to feed these birds
and animals?" asked Mrs. Noah, "after
we leave the ark. and while we are waft-
Ing for another crop of vegetation to
"I prefer.** said Noah, guardedly "to
leave that question for the commentators
to wrangle over."—Chicago Tribune.
"But." questioned the conductor "are
you sure it is under five?"
"Certainly/* sniffed the irate mother.
"It has just written a volume of poetry "'
Convinced by thU proof, the conductor
passed on down the aisle.-—New York
Now for De Windup
De elephant now goes round an' round.
De donk' begins to bray;
An' de folks dat s afeard o' whirlwin's
Dey better keep away.
A Biilville Dispensation
"Doddy, the house is on firp!"
The old man leisurely knocked the ashes
fro:n his pipe, and said:
"What a remarkable dispensation of
Providence. 1 was Just about to order
coal!" —Atlanta Constitution.
Common Policeman—Great heavens!
Can you really be Old Slouch, the great
detective? How did you fix up such a
Old eiouch—l had my wife cut my hair.
An Internationa! Tribute
Miss Mllyun—Do you think the Prince
loves y ._>u ?
*? Bllyun—Y«-s: he carries my pic
ture in his casb pocket.—New York Sun.
Continued From First Page -
paigrn did not turn upon the question
of imperialism, and it is not fair to
consider the result as a personal vic
tory for the president, although his ad
ministration was the subject of criti
Because It Was Conservative
"The result was due to the fact that
the Democratic party attempted to be
conservative, in the presence of con
ditions which demand radical remedies.
It sounded a partial retreat when it
should have ordered a charge all along
the line. In 18% the line was drawn
for the first time during the present
generation between plutocracy and de
■MCTMJ and the party's stand for de
mocracy alienated a large number of
plutocratic Democrats who in the na
ture of things cannot be expected to
return, and it drew to itself a large
number of earnest advocates of reform
whose attachment to these reforms is
much stronger than attachment to any
• "The Republican party occupies the
conservative position. That is, it de
fends those who, having found unfair
advantage through class legislation, in
sist they should not be disturbed no
matter how oppressive their exactions
may become. The Democratic party
cannot hope to compete successfully
with the Republican party for this sup
port. To win the support of the plu
tocratic element of the country the
party would have to become more plu
tocratic than the Republican party and
it could not do this without losing
several times as many votes as that
course would win.
Must Antagonize Wealth
"The Democratic party has nothing
to gain by catering to organized and
predatory wealth. It must not only do
without such support, but it must
strengthen itself by inviting the open
and emphatic opposition of these ele
ments. The campaign just closed shows
that it is inexpedient from \he stand
point of policy as well as it\s wrong
from the standpoint of principle to at
tempt a conciliation with the indus
| trial and financial despots who are grad
; ually getting control of all the avenues
lof wealth. The Democratic party, if it
f hopes to win success, must take the
side of the plain, common people."
Mr. Bryan, says for two years he
has pointed out the futility of any at
tempt to compromise with wrong or to
patch up a peace with the great cor
porations which are now exploiting the
public, but the Southern Democrats
were so alarmed by the race issue that
they listened rather reluctantly, be it
said to their credit, to the promises of
success held out by those who had con
j tributed to the defeat of the party in
the two preceding campaigns. He con
No Middle Ground
"The experiment has been a costly
one, and it Is not likely to be repeated
during the present generation. The
Eastern Democrats were also deceived.
They were led to believe that the mag
nates and monopolists who coerced the
voters in 1896 and supplied an enor
mous campaign fund in both 1896 and
1900 would help If the party would be
less radical. The Democratic papers
aided in this det-eption and even the
Republican papers professed an unsel
fish desire to help build up the Demo
cratic party. The election has opened
the eyes of the hundreds of thousands
of honest and well-meaning Democrats
who a few months ago favored the re
organization of the party. These men
now gee they must either go into'the
Republican party or join with the
Democrats of the West and South in
making the Democratic party a perfect
aggressive and progressive reform or
ganization. There is no middle
Mr. Hryan says he did what he could
to prevent the reorganization of the
Democratic party. When he failed in.
this he did what he could to aid Parker
and Davis in order to secure such re
forms—and the.re were some vital ones
—promised by their elactioß. Now that
the campaign is over, he will, he says,
assist those who. desire to set the old
Democratic army once more upon a
fighting basis. He will assist in or
ganizing for the campaign of 190 S. Mr.
Looking to 1908
"It does not matter so much who the
nominee may be. During the next
three years circumstances may bring
j into the arena pome man especially
| fitted to carry the standard. It vil! bo
! time enough to nominate a candidate
when we are near enough to the cam
paign to measure the relative availa
bility of those worthy to be considered,
but we ought to begin now to lay our
plans for the next campaign and to
form the line of battle. The party BWBt
continue to protest against a large
army and a large navy and to stand
for the independence of the Philip
pines, for imperialism adds the menace
of militarism to the corrupting influence
of commercialism; yet experience has
shown that however righteous the par
ty's position on this question, the issue
does not arouse the people as an issue
that touches them individually. In
justice to the Filipinos is not resented
as we would resent a harm to ourselves
and the costliness of the Philippines is
hidden by the statistics .and our indi
rect means of taxation. While the
party must maintain its position on
this subject it cannot present this as
the only issue.
"The party must also maintain its
position on the tariff question. No
answer has been made to «<he indict
ment against the high tariff and yet
here, too. the burden of the tariff sys
tem is concealed by a method by which
the taxes are collected. It cannot be
made the sole issue in a campaign.
Income Tax and Bimetallism
"The party must renew its demand
for an income tax, to be secured
through a constitutional amendment,
in order that wealth may be made to
pay its share of the expense of the
government. Today we are collecting
practically all of our federal revenue
from taxes upon consumption, and
these bear heaviest upon the poor and
lightest upon the rich.
"The party must maintain its posi
tion in favor of bimetallism. It can
not surrender its demand for the use
of both gold and silver as the standard
money of the country, but the question
must remain in abeyance until condi
tions are so changed as to bring the
public again face to face with falling
prices and a rising dollar. This, too,
cannot be made the controlling issue of
the contest upon which we are enter
"The trust question presents the
most ac\ite point of contest between
plutocracy and Democracy so far as
economics are concerned. The presi
dent admits virtually that the trusts
contributed to his campaign fund, but
he denies that they received any prom
ises of aid or immunity. No well in
formed person doubts that the large
corporations have furnished the Re
publican campaign fund during the
campaigns of 1596, 1&00 and 1904, and
no one can answer the logic of Judge
Parker's arraignment of the trusts*
contribution. The trusts are run on a
business principle. They do not sub
scribe millions of dollars to a cam
paign unless they are paying for fa
vors already granted or purchasing
favors for future delivery.
The weakness of Judge Parker's po
sition was that the charge was made
at the close of the campaign, when it
was neutralized by a counter charge,
c trusts cannot be fought success
fully by any party that depends upon
trust funds to jwin the election. The
Democratic party must make its at
tack upon the trusts so vehement that
no one will be suspected of secret aid
from them. It will be to its advantage
if it will begin the next campaign with
an announcement that no trust contri
butions will be accepted and then prove
us sincerity by giving fhe public ac
cess to its contribution list. In public
j enterprises the names of contributors
are generally made public in order to
oenote the character and purpose of
'President Roosevelt has four years
tn which to make good his declaration
that no obligations were incurred by
the acceptance of trust funds. He will
disappoint either the contributors or
the voters if he disappoints the con
tributors, the trust question may be
put in the process of settlement, if he
disappoints the people, they will have
a chance to settle with his party four
years hence. 'Death to every private
monopoly' must be the slogan of the
party in this question. Any other po
sition is a surrender. The platforms of
1900 and 1904 declare that a private
monopoly is ir-lefensible and intoler
able, and this declaration presents the
issue upon the trust question.
Defend Wage Earners
"The party must continue its deft-nse
of the interests of the wage earners.
It must protect them from the en
croachments of capitah The fa*t that
the laboring men have not always
shown their appreciation of the party's
position ought not to deter the party
from doing its duty in regard to them,
lne labor question is not one that
concerns employers and employes
alone. It concerns the entire commu
nity and the people at large have an
interest in the just settlement of labor
controversies. For that reason they
must insist upon remedial legislation
in regard to hours and arbitration and
they must so limit the authority of the
courts in contempt cases as to over
throw what is known as government
"The patty must continue its oppo
sition to national banks of issue and
must insist upon divorcing the treas
ury department from Wall street.
"The party must continue its fight
for the popular election of senators
and for direct legislation wherever the
principle can be applied. It must not
only maintain its position on old is
sues, but it must advance to the con
sideration of new questions as they
"It takes time to direct attention to
an evil, and still more time to consoli
date sentiment in favor of a remedy,"
and Mr. Bryan is not sanguine enough
to believe that all the reforms that he
favors will at once be indorsed
»r any party platform, but he
will proceed to point out the reforms
which he believes to be needed.
'Among these may be mentioned the
postal telegraph system, state owner
ship of railroads, the election of fed
eral judges for fixed terms, and the
election of postmasters by the people .
for their respective communities. In
stead of having the government con
trolled by corporations through officers
chosen by the corporations, we must
have a government of the people, by
the people, and for the people, a gov
ernment administered according to the
Jeffersonian maxim of 'equal rights to
all and special privileges to none.'
Hope and duty point the way. To
doubt the success of our cause is to
doubt the triumph of the right, for
ours is and must be the cause of the
masses. «W|th malice toward none
and charity for all,' let us begin the
campaign of 1908; let us appeal to the
moral sentiment of the country and
arraign the policies of tho Republican
party before the bar of the public con
HEARST SAYS HE KNOWS
OF NO NEW PARTY
Thinks That the Democratic Body Will
Reorganize Itself •"
NEW YORK, Nov. 9.— W. R. Hearst
; Issued the following statement tonight
i with regard to the report that steps
were taking.to organize, a new party:
"I have no knowledge of any meeting
between Mr. Watson. Mr. ; Bryan and
myself. I think the Democratic party
will reorganize itself on a basis of true
Democracy, eliminating the Wall street
influence that proved so disastrous in
this campaign/and I, as a loyal Demo
crat, will be very happy to see that
done. I am always ready to contribute
my own services and those.of mv. pa
pers to the Democracy for reorganiza
j tion or any other purpose if they shall
I be required. * .
"I shall be glad to work with all loyal
Democrats for the success of Demo
cratic principles, but I-thir-k the loyal
Democrats are quite capable of choos
ing their own leaders, and I imagine
this point will now be conceded ••by'
those who endeavored to force leaders
. The Washington ■ County: Fair associa
tion yesterday received the plans for the
new grand stand to be erected at the fair
grounds, for which the lumber has been
donated by David . Tozer,' a well known
Stillwater lumberman. . The grand stand
will be one of the finest. in the Northwest
and - the association feels ■ deeply grateful
to Mr. Toser for the donation. The as
sociation expects '- to . inaugurate ■ a " short ■-
season of racing in the early spring.
The St. Croix Boom company will shut
down , its works at the head of Lake St. 1
Croix tomorrow and most of the men now
employed there will go to the pineries for
« '~ *
j News Condensed "I
.<*>..,.. "....' ■'.'."..'"..'. -—-—— —<*
Panama—Miss Annie S. Peck a moun
tain climber, . who /arrived recently from
Bolivar, has left for New York.
\ Panama— contract for. sanitary im
provements at . Bocas ; del Toro ; has> been;
awarded 'to 'representativesr of an Amer
ican syndicate. The contract calls for'
complete""drainage of the town and also
for the filling of 71,760 square yards of i
government lots. The cost will be $250 -'
:. Washington, D. C—The;annual report
of ■ Capt." N. M. . Brooks, superintendent'
of foreign. mails, shows; that during* the
last year 16,068,048 pounds: of mail were
dispatched by seal to foreign countries, an r
increase'of 10 'per, cent" over 1 the previous
year. The net Co3t of the ' service was -
$2,516,053: . _ ' V*- ~~ - ■;- ■ ■ .-.; '- ==
Boston, Mass.—At the annual meeting- 1
Of the general missionary society , of • the
iMethodist Episcopal^ church the report of '■■
the treasurer. Rev.-Homer Eaton, showed •
that . the cash receipts for the .'year ■ ended
I Oct. 31 were $1.536,636, an increase of over
$54,000.fr0m last.year,, and• $1,514,000 was >
expended.;- ...' .'.;..' \-. •• ';. /'• •■■
' Peking—The i celebration of v King Ed-?;-•
ward's -"■ birthday ' here * included --■ interna-V
tional sports. In the three events the le
-1 gation guardsf participated in the United ;
States:: won the long Jump, France*, tha
quarter of i a mile run, and • Great * Britain'
the tug of war. .;:'. r ""...- ~: i.
r-.Washington, >D. ; C.—Secretary Hay has '
received I assurances; from •' Great ":•: Britain t
and 5 Mexico. 1 that ■ theys stand ' prepared to '
negotiate, arbitration ; treaties) with Amor-..
ica: on '. the ■ lines! of , that. recently concluded
between France t and ? the 7 United States;
Consequently t the state "« department ;: will "
proceed -at once r,toi complete ■: the i whole
fabric of treaties so as to have thvm '
ready for 'submission *- to t the . senate • when
It meets ? again Dec. s.,■■■;.':-.■"■"■ ■-•.-■•