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THE PUBLIC WEAL H 4 Sykes Block Issuel Ninthly ly the PriMbltlm Stiti Cwolttii QEO. F. WELLS, Editor and Mana«ar. PRICE 28 CENTS IN ADVANCE. Five Coplea. 11.44. Twelra Caplee, sl. Twenty Coplea. »3. Thirty-firs Ceplea, $6. To the aame or different addreaaea. To Minneapolis Subscriber* M eeata. Entered as Second-elaae matter July 19. 1906, at the Post Office at Minneapo lis. Minn., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1871. The address of W. O. Calderwoed, Secretary of the State Prohibition Com mittee Is 104 Sykes Block. Minneapolis. N. W. Telephone, Main 1184 J-l; Twin City, 14.M4. Our Post Card Premium It still draws so finely that we con tinue our splendid offer of five Twin City Souvenir Post Cards to each new subscriber, at our regular price, 25 cents, (35 cents to Minneapolis sub scribers) who pays his own subscrip tion; that is, who does not receive the paper as a gift from a friend. There is nothing finer on the market than our collection and we are giving our new subscribers the largest value that the postal regulations allow us to send them. Our cards sell everywhere at two for five cents. We described last month the five Post Cards which we send out the oftenest of any. They are well worthy of being called the “Big Five” of our collection. They are: The State Cap itol, Minnehaha Falls, Buildings and Campus of the University of Minne sota, Minneapolis Court House and City Hall, and the Stone Arch Bridge. They are all in beautiful colors and this, in fact, is true of our entire col lection. We mention below some other sub jects. If our subscribers choose to select their Cards, rather than to leave the matter to our judgment, we will carry out their wishes. Please order by number. No. 28. Soldiers’ Home, Minnehaha.* No. 31. Yacht Club House, Minnetonka. No. 52. Ole Bull Monument, Minneapolis. No. 53. Y. M. C. A. Building, Minneapo lis. No. 57. United Church Seminary. No. 141. Post Office and Guaranty Loan Bldg., Minneapolis. No. 145. Minneapolis Lumber Exchange. No. 155. Dan Patch. No. 200. Lake Harriet Pavilion. No. 556. Minneapolis Auditorium. No. 7. Old Round Tower, Fort Snelling. No. 13. New Post Office Building, St. Paul. No. 62. Indian Mounds, St. Paul. No. 547. Cozy Lake and Japanese Gar den, Como Park, St. Paul. We can also make up a part or all of the five Cards with views of Chi cago, Duluth, Superior, St. Paul, St. Croix Dalles, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Fort Snelling, Lake Minnetonka, Winona, and La Crosse. Also art, com ic, Indian and miscellaneous sub jects. Among the latter are Washing ton, Roosevelt, Northern Minnesota Logging Camp Views, Sixty Harvesters at Work in 50,000-Acre Wheat Field in North Dakota and scores of other in teresting subjects. Editorial The W. C. T. U., the equal suffrag ists, the Prohibitionists, the Socialists and the labor unions are all asking for the enfranchisement of women. And it is coming. The Artman decision, declaring sa loon license unconstitutional, was handed down on the 13th of February, and the Christian decision, denominat ing the saloon a nuisance, on the 13th of April. Now if the supreme courts of state and nation will affirm these decisions on the 23d of some month, it will be a skidoo for the liquor-traf fic. The supreme court of the United States has forbidden a western brewer to use the United States flag as a trade-mark for a certain brand of beer. The decision does not hint at any incongruity between what the flag represents and what is contained in a bottle of beer. Uncle Sam isn’t in a very good position to differen tiate between the saloon and legiti mate lines of business, since he is still pleased to derive from the former an annual revenue amounting to one hundred millions of dollars. Send Your Petition to the Legislature in Boots Minneapolis, Minn. J. B. Hann, who is soliciting sub scriptions for the California Voice, seems to be emulating the success of Bonsib, the “flying Dutchman,” in the same field of effort. The Prohioition cause greatly needs a small army of men and women who will undertake this line of work. A class in chemistry at the Univers ity of Minnesota was recently taken by its teacher to one of the big brew ing plants of Minneapolis to investi gate the manufacture of booze. If this was done as a vacation trip—“a day off” —we make no objections. But we think there are many fields of chemical investigation likely to pro duce more practical and helpful re sults to the state. POSTAL SAVINGS SYSTEM WANTED. The establishment of a postal sav ings system may be delayed. It must be admitted that the people have a safety deposit vault in every saloon — so safe, in fact, that all depositors may be perfectly assured that they will never again see any of their earn ings which they have deposited there. But the postal savings system must come and ought to be inaugurated at once. Miss Jane Addams urges it for the class of people among whom she labors. Ex-premier Greenway in commenting upon it as it is main tained in Manitoba, declares that it could be dispensed with as little as any department of governmental af fairs. BREWERS THE CRIMINALS. At Kansas City, Kan., law-enforce ment is confirming the fact that the most notorious backers and inciters of liquor law violation by so-called jointists throughout the state are in reality the big brewery firms of Kan sas City, Mo., St. Louis and other out side license cities. The combination of brewers’ capital in great corporations and the absorp tion of the retail liquor business by tnese great aggregations of wealth de light us immensely. It will make our fight easier and bring the victory more speedily. In addition to the mor al and economic arguments which are being hurled against the accursed liquor traffic we are to have the aid of the growing opposition to monopoly. Many a case against a law-violating saloonist has failed because he was a “good fellow” or had only one leg. It will not be so easy to move the sympathies of the nation toward the millionaire brewers. “DUE DELIBERATION" CER TAINLY. A recent trial was made in Austria to see in how short a time trees.could be converted into newspapers.' The result was wonderful. At Eisenthal, at 7:35 in the morning three trees were sawn down. At 9:34 the wood having been stripped of bark, cut up and converted into pulp, became paper and had passed from the factory to the press, whence the first printed and folded copy was issued at ten o’clock. So that in 145 minutes the trees had become newspapers. That is going some. Yet it has taken some men who will wonder at this achievement five, ten, twenty and even more years to pull themselves together sufficiently to push them selves out of political parties by which their convictions are constantly mis represented on the issue which they frequently assert to be the most im portant one before the American peo ple. And that isn’t going so very fast. A Business Parable—An Editor Has a Dream. Once a farmer had one thousand eight hundred bushels of wheat, which he sold, not to a single grain merchant, but to one thousand eight hundred different dealers, a bushel each. A few of them paid him in cash, but far the greater number said it was not convenient then, but they would pay later. A few months passed and the man’s bank account ran low. “How is this?” he said. "My one thousand eight hundred bushels of grain should have kept me in affluence until another crop is raised, but I have parted with the grain and have In stead only a vast number of accounts, so small and scattered that I cannot get around and collect them fast enough to pay expenses.” So he posted up a public notice and asked all those who owed him to pay quickly. But few came. The rest said, “Mine is only a small matter, and I will go and pay, one of these days,” forgetting that though each account was very small, when all were put together they meant a large sum to the man. Things went on thus: the man got to feeling so badly that he fell out of bed and awoke, and running to his granary found his one thousand eight hundred bushels of wheat still safe there. He had only been dreaming, and hadn’t sold his wheat at all. The next day the man went to the publisher of his paper and said: “Here, sir, is the pay for your paper; and when next year’s subscription is due you can depend on me to pay it promptly. I stood in the position of an editor last night, and I know how It feels to nave one’s honestly earned money scattered all over the country In small amounts.” —Union Signal. THE PUBLIC WEAL. Among the officers whom the pa pers name as having been chosen by a Twin City church is a church re porter. We like this. Every church and reform which de sires publicity should appoint an of ficer for this purpose. This is es pecially true of Prohibition clubs and committees whose success depends so largely on getting the eye and ear of the public. LIGHT FOR LIGHT BEARERS. One of our field workers sends in the subscription of all three of the pastors of a small village. This is a work of vital importance. Our socie ties and workers could hardly give time more profitably to any line of effort than to put every pastor and other person who is in a position to influence the thought and conduct of others into touch with our movement through one or more of our papers. If they will subscribe for themselves, well. If not, no such person should be allowed to be without the reading of at least one of our papers if he will accept it as a gift. IN THE WRONG BOX “It was Representative Lobeck of Alexandria, who said that no temper ance measure could be extracted from the temperance committee without a corkscrew. Temperance measures are not supposed to be extracted, in St. Paul. They are punched in with a brass faucet and a wooden mallet, and, in modern legislative language, “served on the high,” all froth and headaches for the consumer and all profit and automobiles for the brewery gods.” The above is from the Midway News, a Republican paper, but about as in dependent in its utterances as they usually make ’em. Its keen editor can hardly have overlooked the fact that it is Horace Greeley’s party, fal len from its high pedestal, which has full swing at the Capitol. It is a won der, then, that brother Paradis and a host like him still need to be reminded of a few passages of Scripture like, “Come out from among them and be ye separate and touch not the unclean thing,” etc. “QUITE A LITTLE BOTHER.” One of our subscribers recently call ed at the office and asked that her name be stricken from our list. She stated as a reason for her request, “It is quite a little bother to keep track of the date of expiration.” We suggested carefully that about every thing worth doing in this world re quires some attention and that if we did not “bother” ourselves to push forward this movement, the liquor traffic would continue to make life a burden and sorrow to great numbers of women and children. There is meat here for a long editorial. A lady to whom we wrote some months ago for aid in a certain branch of our work, replied, in explanation of her inability to grant our request, “We had to help a mother and three children during the last month. The husband, while intoxicated, had nearly killed his wife and then left. If each one only had the money needed and could be in a dozen places at once.” Another worker writes, “I - wish I could help you but I have a house full of company. My heart is in this work but my hands are so full I hardly know which way to turn sometimes.” These are the kind of people who, in spite of the pressure upon them, do usually find time to respond to many calls. They are the kind of people who are making the world better. Til for TaL Be sure that you do not let the liquor politicians throw dust in your eyes by running a candidate who says he is for temperance.—Kentucky Issue. This exhortation was not addressed to voting prohibitionists. They do not need it. Its importance to those for whom it is intended was demontrated at every day’s session of the Minne sota legislature. Many a man who was whipped and didn’t know it has won out by keeping up the fight.—Minneapolis Tribune. The Trib is finding us out, sure en ough. The lyncher and the White Capper are safe to flourish because the laws are not executed. A community has no claim to call itself civilized until it can call itself law-abiding.—President Roosevelt. And within a stone’s throw of the White House are dozens of so-called business places which live on the vio lation of law. And the author of the above utterance is the Czar of that ter ritory. THE WASTE AMONG WORKING MEN. We cannot endorse some expres sions in the following article from the Lutheran World. “Hue and cry” does not correctly describe the expressions of unrest among the masses regard ing present conditions. Yet the article contains some plain truths which true labor reformers will not overlook. The World says: In all the hue and cry raised by the labor agitators in regard to the distressed condition of workingmen, the fact has been steadily overlooked that the great enemy of labor is not capital but a com bination of opposing elements, chief among which are unthrift, extravagance and intemperate habits. Tens of thou sands of men with their families are kept in continual poverty and ignorance, simp ly because the earnings which should go to the building up of homes and the bet terment of moral and social conditions are squandered at the beer-shops, smoked up in pipes and wasted in a score of other foolish and wicked ways. Labor reform ers may strive and look in vain for any permanent change for the better in the situation of the great majority of com mon laborers until some influence is brought to bear upon them that shall stop the present vast leakage of wages and savings in the direction of idle and vicious indulgences. WE SHOULD STAND PAT. For clear grit, for genuine, simon pure unalloyed and everlasting stick toitiveness, commend us to the Pro hibition party of these United States. It has stood for thirty-five years as a Gibraltar against any temporary, half way, whishy-washy methods of deal ing with the liquor business and up to this hour it furnishes the only through line to the desired haven of national prohibition. All that is needed now, to use an old party phrase, is to “stand pat”. With the old parties struggling at the approach of every election to find an issue around which to rally the faith ful ones and with the increasing arro gance and insolence which character izes the liquor traffic, an increasing number of people are ready to admit that the issue is with us.—Wisconsin Christian Advocate. BEVERIDGE FEARS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. “I never touched a drop of liquor in all my life for any reason and never shall," said United States senator Bev eridge to a Defender interviewer. “I am no stronger than my neighbor who uses it,” said he, “but look at the physical and mental and moral wreck the stuff has made of him. I faced the question fairly and concluded that Albert J. Beveridge couldn’t afford under any consideration to touch one drop of the products of either the dis tiller or brewer. I have never regretted that step, I can tell you. I begin more fully to comprehend the economical and political sides of the traffic,” said the youngest member of the United States senate, “and the result is that I now view it as the most important issue before the American people to day.” If it be true that a life “lost” for the sake of the kingdom of God is the only life which "finds” itself in the final harv est of realized ideals of manhood and womanhood, there can be no investment of influence which has so sure a guaranty of eternal profit as the consecration of life’s dominant purpose to the overthrow of the liquor traffic.—Geo. M. Hammell. The People: If the temperance “prin ciple” is to find expression in righteous laws there must be behind an individ ual voter a party of citizens who believe in prohibition.