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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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. m ITHE DAILY NORTHWESTERN. SATURDAY EVENING", OCTOBER 10, 190J. peDafljNorthwcsteni 1 Established January 6, 18GS. TATE AKD OTTER 'I1EETS TWO EDITIONS DAILY. tuol lahed at Four and Five o'clock ev-ry afternoon except Sunday, by The IB licks Printing Company, Oshkosh, Wis-Bfconsln. I Manuscript will tiot be Returned unless Accompanied by Stampi to pay the Ne-fciaary Postage. Circulation in Wlnnebaso County Ouar-.nteed to be at Least Throe Times as '(Large as that of any other Paper. The Northwestern In b full Member of Jlhe Associated Press and receives the (Full Leased Wire Service over its own Ifjelegraph Wire 122 Miles In Length. I Sent by Mall, pontage paid, for Ml cent ,rer Month: $1.00 for Three Months: V. on Wor Six Months, or 14.00 per Year, strictly Tin Advance. If not paid in Advance. $3.01 fer Tear. The Northwestern Is supplied with the (Wisconsin Telephone Companv'e line. frumhers as follows: rtuslncss Office. No. n. Kdltorlal Rooms, No. 116. Publisher' (Residence, No. 215. ft'OT- 36. NO. 241. OSHKOSH WISCONSIN SATURDAY. OCTOBER 10, 1903. Comparative Frelnlit llBtrs. Governor 1m Follette has been making a campaign tour of the state In the Intere.its of Tiimself for a third term In Kbe governorship, and everywhere ho tias addresfvd the people he has striven tnost zealously to convince them that hey are being robbed by the railroads In the shape of excessive nnd exorbitant freight rates. The basis of the governor's claim that the freight rates in ."Wisconsin are excessive and exorbitant has been founded on a comparison between rates as applied in this state end In Iowa, and to hear him tell It one might believe that the railroads! were little less than highway robbers, who liave held up the people of Wisconsin In a most shameless manner and exacted from them freight charges, or "taxes" as the governor is pimped to term them, far In excess of their right or due. and that as a consequence the re.iidents of Wisconsin are smfferlrg from a sort of oppression that Is almost unbearable. Now the people of Wisconsin hr.vo never suppected they were being Im-TOseJ cvn in this manner until the fcov-ernor told them go, and they have mi nippofie-d they were so much lers prosperous than their neighbors In Iowa, or that the latter were growing richer nnd .their lands were worth moro as a re-rult of favors extended to them and withheld from the people of this stat hut of oum it was r.ot suppose! the Kovernor, of all others, would misrepresent a matter of this kind tind therefore iKime of them have doubtless been influenced by the spirit of greed and avarice to imagine that if the gaver-ror can put money into their pockets In the nay he has intimated would remit from a readjustment of rat's tin-ler direction of a stat; commission to !be :)aioed by himself (for of course a art of the stencme is to p;'iire his reelection in order that this alluring plan can be put into effect), that ponsibly it night pay to try the experiment. Hut nil this time there has been a ra-plrioa that thee might bo something .nvrong with the figures that have, been furnished by the governor, and this sw-cpicion haa set some of the people to Investigating to find out whore the discrepancy, If m y, existed. Jt haa been noticed that The business men of the mate are not particularly inclined to complain oomt-nitiu; the f-eitjht rate which they have occasion to us? every day in fact a gc-od many of them huve protected against the plan of the governor and have declared they .re entirely satisfied and woold prefer to leave present arrangements with the railroads alone rather than stir this question up with the pruiroeet of creating a complete disarrangement of business, red file probable result of affecting i: any !!!; of busine:;- and many sections of the state In a detrimental and disadvantageous manner. Eat the governor has insisted that he knows better what the peoplt? wnnt ard need thai; they do themselves, and w he has contlnuel to parade his Hormvs and repeat his (Isims that W"isconhi la be ing robbed by tic shameless corpora-lions. Jn looking op this question of freight rstea, ho we vcj;, it In gradually being discovered that the governor has uiel comparative rates aiul" fcots of f.sures that have evidently bee a carefully selected for the role purpose cf bolstering jp hi:i ovn ciaiuis, and although there arc some casus where parol;' state rates are higher than similar rates in Iowa, the people of Wisconsin really on.ioy a material advantage over their nelgn-. .borji in lov.a when it conies io rates applied to shipments to and from commcn points of -transfer end dintribution, such, for instance, Chicago. In other words, whereas 5onie of the local shipments in Jowa are carried at les rate; for comparatively the snme 1i-itances. they are compelled to pay higher ratto on shipments in and out of the state, which is really less advantageous than tho existing condition la Wisconsin, a:id eo;jc(l:-.;iy -,vhon it is remembered tint the I'.mour.t of freight moving in ?nd cut jf tho otaie is of far greater importance, and the freight charges thereon ar? ulv.ays comparatively much itk'4 than on pureljr leal shipments. The Not thv.estCin, therefore, has tahen some p'jins o prepare a comparison of prssent freight rateo as they apply to Oshkosh, in cider t .-hoy !;? readers that if there rates, vera adjusted to conform with Iowa rates the result would be an actual Cetiimc.ii to local bushier.?. The distance from Osh-kos'.i to Chicane, which is the natural marketing center and trnns.'er poir.i for most c. the merclinr,u'?u .Viirped to thl'j :-ccticn of tiie country, ns well f.s for a!l kinds of produce and mann-lactJi-ac products shipped from hre to oiher sections, la 166 miles. Grand Iilound. Iowa. Is 163 miles from Chicago and therefore nffords a fair compavisor. Th-" comparlsin is ss follows: Clasi- 3 S 3 4 5 A H C P ft Os'.i::i.';:i II 79 20 15 17.5 15 1i!.5 ! 8 Crani Ma....0 27 S 30 2 17 16 11 II 10 .S ThlH plainly wows that th Jowa rai-s am higher In nearly every !;!- i:ta:fe. t'is-rntc o:i Class 1 freight, be-I lust tivci iCt" per 700 pounds rrn.ti lh.n fie rito r.r.plylnx to this city. On Ctarew A. B anC C tho low rates are frecii a!t a cent to ore cent lower :ha: lUe Os'ihorti :ate.. but the total of U the : -(cs & :? 'is eleven cer.ts pr !0i vcuri.l? more hitween Clilcato and Crr;i.i Vorn-J than it is be.'. -.veer. Cftica sr. l Or.iikosh. Au.i this dis-"; r.r, v s:!tl further disclosed v.hT5 tee i .:r. tn take account of the rates cr, other grains and ".urn '.:. -hi.-i' ara renoectlvely 12.5, l?a 54 !!.. r.vr Oshkosh and 13.5. 1J.S ani It j .-r:s for Grand Mound. This dlsWowsj He of Osliko&U siiirpe.a uU i further, M It shows the Iowa rate, to be 14.5 cent higher in the aggregate than the Oshkosh rates, or over elx per cent in favor of Oshkosh. This name "discrepancy appears In the comparative rates between nearly every point In Wisconsin and Iowa, and ' In many Instances the per eentage In favor of Wisconsin In still higher than in the example given above. For Instance, the rates between Orwn Hay and Chicago, and between Otis, Iowa, and Chicago, aggregate $2.06 for the former as against $2.07 for the latter, allowing a difference of 57 cents In favor of tin-en Hay, or over twenty-live per cent. And when the people come to understand the (significance of there figures and the fact that practically the name conditional prevail throughout the slate they will realize that the governor has been basing his arguments on a fallacy, and one that Is dangerous to the buslncM ln-lerents of the Htate. No wonder that the business men and manufacturers of the p'.ate are opponed to the governor's plan of Interference with present rates, and when it In remembered that the former have far better reason to know what Is tiewt for the good and welfare of the Mate than the governor, who la not a shipper, or even a practical business man, the nentlment will be unanimous In opposition to his scheme. hooka Like Wnr. Ern those who have persistently asserted that Japan and Russia will find some way to adjust their differences In the Orient, without coming to actual blows are now forced to admit that the indications at the present time are decidedly portentous. The old ffeling of animosity between the two nations la well-known, dating back to the time when Russian influences Interfered with tho Japanese taking possession of Cores, which was generally considered as parr of the fair fruits of victory won by Japan in her successful contest with the Chinese, and all ucrounts have agreed that the sentiment In Japan since thut time has been decidedly hostile to the P.ussians.wlth an ahnost universal opinion that sooner or later tne two nations would have to s-ettle their differences by an ope-i struggle. Reasons ha been plentiful, however, for delaying this outcome, and both sides have been content to blda the time when they would be better prepared for a contest which, it is generally under-tt';od, is bound to ho a most bitter and sanguinary one. Japan, during the meantime, has been busy in rebuilding and enlarging h-?r nnvy.esUibllHhinK factories for the man ufacture of munitions of war. Increasing the efficiency of her, nud lnei- ntally in courting more fiiendly rela tions with the Chinese, Let ween whom and the Japanese there Is a close affin ity on account of lace characteristics, in spie of tho recent dispute between them which resulted In tho J.ips giving their neighbors a invert chastisement. On the other hand. lh Russians have not been idle, and every minute of the time Ins been utilised by them In gath ering Ofl many Russian warships as pos sible to that part of the world, preparing new and st lengthening old fortifications" at points which they have managed to occupy by aggressive persistence and the arts of diplomacy, and transporting a large force of the regular Russian army to points conveniently adjacent to the scene of the expected struggle. In this way, Russia has man-rged to firmly entrench herself In Man- ihuri.i and also holds valuable points of vantage at Port Arthur, Via divostock and Palny, where she has accumulated immense stores of rupplles and war munitions, and undoubtedly, therefore, feels tnito secure, against any real danger, even in case of an open ruptuie with the Japanese. The date has passed when Rugsi promised to move out of Manchuria, and as nothing has been done to indicate that she has the slightest intention of Keeping her promise, the only conclu sion to be drawn is that she is deter- i mined to stand her ground, even if she has to fight not only the Japanese, but any other allies that may be drawn Intn the contest. And the Indications are that the crisis will come in a very short lime; in fact, It is claimed by one report that Japan has already transmitted an ultimatum to the Russian government, giving the latter two days to show some evidence of good faith In htr promise to evacuate Manchuria. Recent reports have also stated that the Japanese have been sending detachments of troops to Corea, and although both nations attempted to make light of tnis circumstance, affecting to believe tuat it had no particular significance- in t?iieet to operations of war, there can be. no question the Japanese have some purpose in such movements more than appears on the surface, and that it is really a step in preparation for eventualities, no matter how serious they may be. It Is generally recognized that the Interests of tho two nations clash tn a most serious manner at the present lime, and considering the old hostility of the Japanese toward the Russians.i will cause no surprise if the growing friction between them finally results in the long predicted struggle to settle the question of supremacy in that Quarter of the world. It certainly looks as though conditions are rapidly drifting in lliat direction, and the chances are the next few days will tell the story. V't to Free Press Aaain. Whan The Mliw.iukes Free Tress tries to convince the jn'ople of the etate that freight rates are higher to Milwaukee tlcm to Chicago It U rccrtly quibbling v,i:h the truth, und It Knows It Oshkosh Norii: western. Osh.oh iii liH.S mils distant from Chl- csuo. and rill;-." Jrom MHwaukee. If The North wewtrn bus opportunities for pesiirii' Itsiif on frrisht r:ites It might pioPlably find out what the rites nre on manufactured r.:ifl farm products and !r.erc!ia.i:;lK! titween OMikosh and C'hi-caso, anil ;.etwee-i Onhkosh and Milwaukee. PosMtiv It r.ill then have the fairness to poblfcrt the r".i:lt cf Its Milwaukee Fro P:v. The Nor:ht"ie:e:7! h- "yowled" Itself nn tho comparative fre:;;ht rates be-tv.-en thir city and Milwaukee and Chicago. iv. suggested hy The Free Press, uni It !iatr.s to c.ibl:n!i them as re- ' c,ue:e..t I y its Mil wnukt-econtemnorary. bece.iir. t"iey fully be.r out the fusH assertion of this ra.pcr and completely re-f-r.e 'he indication of The Free Press A clear skin doesn't go with a muddy liver. Ayer's Pills. J C. ArctO, Loirell, Mess. OIL FOR TIIE BODY You . can't lose an atom without feeling it. The body is like an engine, a watch, a machine; must be kept in good order to run right. That's the reason Scott's Emulsion is so successful in all wasting diseases. It feeds, nourishes and. strengthens when ordinary food won't. . Doctors say Scott's Emulsion is the best nourishment for those who are not as well as they should be young or old. We'll tend yon Minple fr upon request. SCOTT & l!OWNE,4U9l'erl Street, New Vork, that rates are higher to Milwaukee than to Chicago. Following Is the comparison, the first row of figures showing the rate between this city and Milwaukee and the Chicago rates being given in the line beneath. Clam 1SS45 ABODE Kate X, :) 24 16 12.5 14 12 9 5 8 43 36 29 20 15 17.5 15 V2.5 10 In the light of this comparison The Northwestern cannot conceive how The Free Pre can get around the conclusion that the repeated statement to the effect that rates to Milwaukee are higher than to Chicago Is absolutely false.and made for the purpose of misleading and deceiving the people. But The Free Press, like the governor, has a way of Jugging with figures to make them fihow, apparently, something that is not so, and so we wait with interest to see what that paper will have to say further on the subject. The above rates are taken from the regular tariff sheets of the railroads and are correct beyond a question, but possibly after our Milwaukee friend has had a chance to manipulate them It will be made to appear that after all the Milwaukee rates are higher than those applying to business between this city and Chicago. This is a species of legerdeman,. however, to which The Northwestern Is not accustomed, and no it giveg the rates Just as they are and w ill permit Its readers to draw their own conclusions regarding the truthfulness of those who try to dispute what appears to be an incon-travertlble fact. Morley's Life of filndstone, A life of William Ewart Gladstone, the "grand old man" of English politics, by John Morley, has Jtiftt been issued fiom the press in New York and London. It Is In three large volumes, price $10. EO each, or J31.K0 for the complete biography. Its publication is beyond question the most Important literary event of the year 1WW. Mr. Gladstone had numerous admirers In the United States. He lived a long and eventful life and no English statesman figures more largely in the annalsj of the Victorian era. Born In 1S0D, he entered the English parliament in 1S32. From that time until his death in I.S'jS he occupied a prominent position before the country and four times he served as prime minister. His great learning and powerful mind made him a natural leader, and for many years the three strongest statesmen in Europe were aaid to be Bismarck, I'ope Leo XIII. and Mr. Gladstone. He outlived nearly all his competitors. Macaulay who was born In 1800 entered parliament in 1830 and one of his early essays which helped to establish his reputation as a powerful writer was directed against one of Gladstone s bonks. For thirty years, Macaulay was a rival both in the field of politics and In the literary world, and history and literary criticism will rank the great Whig statesman, the author of "The Lays of Ancient Rome" the superior of the two as a literary man and a statesman. Yet Macaulay died In 1859 and Mr. Gladstone continued In public life and as a voluminous writer for forty years later. Another contemporary of the "old man eloquent" was Lord Beaconsfleld who was bom In 1804. A brilliant, gifted, showy man he achieved wonderful success like the other two in statesmanship and letters and for years Ueaeonsfield was the leader of the Conservative or Tory element as Gladstone headed the Liberal party. ISeaeonsfleld's reputation as a writer will probably be more enduring than that of Gladstone, and some of his triumphs in diplomacy and English politics showed statesmanship of a very high order. The con sistent and intelligent advocate of the Interests of the crown and the aristocratic element he arose from poverty and a low condition to a seat in the house of lords and the acknowledged leadership of the British empire.' Yet it was nearly twenty years after the rcmalnsi of Beaconsfleld were buried In a country churchyard in Buckinghamshire that Gladstone at his death was accorded public honors and a resting-place In Westminster . Abbey. John Morley, the author of this important biography, is well fitted for the task. He Is himself somewhat the same type of man as Mr. Gladstone in that his life has been devoted to politics and literature. He has also been recognized in some sense as a disciple and protege of the man whose biography he has written. Mr. Morley was born In 183S ind educated at Oxford. He is the au thor of many books and is recognized as excellent authority in history and biography, with a clear and readable style that makes him popular with the public. He has occupied a Feat in parliament for many years and twice was chief secretary for Ireland and a member of the cabinet. It is doubtful If a sufficient time has el.ipwd in which to form a correct estimate of Mr. Gladstone's place in history, yet the value of such a biography written by a man who knew him intimately and had in his possession data from original sources from which to compile his narrative is beyond all estimate. The book wii! be road with great interest by all Eng!is!i-r.eaking people. The governor's creed is bearing fruit, to Judge by the tenor cf the argument advanced by The Plymouth Review. It has repeatedly been charge 1 Uat the governor, if he had the power, would drive his opponents off the face cf th'! earth utterly annihilate them, as it were in order that his own p ans and projects could be carriel out him self left in undisputed possession. And ; now tomes The Plymouth Uevi"-.v vitli brazen effrontery saying: ' i'eo: who think it is dangerous t tai a - tenlion to conditions which are wholly i Inimical to our form of government ought to emigrate to Russia or Persia," Evidently lntohirjrT and La Follette. ism are quite synonymous, an the people of this atateSJltJrapldly coming to understand. Rut understanding; this fart the people will soon find a remedy, and the result ill imind the knell of the governor's Hipinitlons. The Plymouth lltevllew still sticks to Its assertion, tfjiit j the governor is right Is always: i lnht. This week It says that "The opposition to Governor I,a Follette Is the best evidence that he Is light." This Isthe kind of fealty that the governur demands of all his followers, and when they are willing to swear before the whole world that He Is right because lie says so, and that everybody else Is wrong because He says so, they are ready to receive the stamp of His approval. But If they fail in this particular they are at once driven out of the fold and given to understand that none but the strictly faithful are permitted to enjoy the pleasure of his favor. And now it Is stated that the friends of the governor are planning a fight against Congressman Minor In the Ninth district and hope to prevent his renomlnatlon. Again it's the same old story every public official who refuses to wear the brand of the governor must beware of the cunning plotting of the latter, for all who are not faithful and zealous workers to aid the plans and ambitions of La Follette are regarded as unworthy of public offlVe. But a reckoning day is coming and the people of the state will rehuke the plotter and place him In a position where he ran do no further harm of this character. Speaking of Governor La Follette. The Princeton Star says: "This sticking to principle has endeared him to the people." A pretty sentiment, indeed, but rendered repulsive when it is recalled that the principal "principle" which the governor has stuck to so tenaciously has been the principle of keeping himself in office, and providing places for his followers by killing off his opponents as fast as possible. The Orand Rapids Tribune declares that when the governor advised his followers not to read the opposition papers he spoke1 too late, for it says the people are already convinced there is another side to the story and will nev?r be content until they discover all the sophistries and errors of the governor's arguments. And that will mean an end to the governor's political career. The fact that two pretty Indian maidens recently eloped from the Indian school at Tower is being referred to as showing how fast the dusky wards of the government are becoming accustomed to the ways of civilization. The esteemed Milwaukee Wisconsin speaks of "the fortunate decline in cotton," This would evidently depend, however, on which side of the market the Individual happened to be. The Mineral Point Tribune Intimates it Is willing to stand for a good deal, but when The Mndison Journal accuses the governor of bglng lazy it Is forced to draw the line! - . Millionaire Rockefeller claims that religion Is a great, comfort to him. It is difficult, however, to understand whether this is a recommendation or a knock. The moral spasm has struck Green Bay good and hard and they are having all kinds of trouble there because it la charged that gambling is going on. The Marinette Eagle-Star predicts that this U to be "a great college year." The editor haB evidently heard the echo of the football whoop. IVarrow Minded Advice. Governor La Follette In a recent speech advised those who heard him to read only such papers as told his side of the fitory, and to avoid those that were giving the other fellow's side. This is real political advice. The man who has only his own interests at heart regardless of his purpose will always give you Just this kind of advice. He will give you lots of It, too, and all free of charge, for he knows that if he succeeds in getting one convert to his way. the man will never have a chance of finding out the truth as long as he follows this method. It has been said that Governor La Follette is very Democratic In his Ideas; In fact that he Is more of a Democrat than lots of men who profess to be Democrats, but this does not look much like It. Grand Rapids Tribune. Hefules Governor's Claims. The governor crams words into the ears of the people of Wisconsin against the stomach of their sense. He tells the farmers that they are plundered and oppressed by the railways, and intimates very plainly that they would be much better off In some other state. He intimates to the laborer that his wages are but very little better than what they were sdme eight or nine years ago. The fact is that wages are nearly double what they were. Time hooks can be produced"' showing that men got from 73 cents to a dollar a day in 1S:4. These same men get from $1.50 to $2 a day now. Both farmer and laborer are better remunerated for their toll now than at any previous period in the history of the country. Eau Claire Leader. Tbrt nursery is oyc sort of bawiroom. "Moving day" loses its hardships ii ior lunch you haye biscuit prepared from Calumet Baking Powder. Cilaa: libe Prwdrr complies with the rare feed law of all states. r-n ran ta .r i . artrv. :rrr. Tn.issnGi'nATiojf. The night wind whisper softly. Through the pines Tumultuous murmur rls'eg, swells and dies. The tender moonlight on the woodland lies And the wide forest in the moonmlst nines . With glistening silver. The familiar lines Of hill ami valley meet and fade to rise All glorified and strunge. before my eyes A muglii power all gross things refines. llretuhless 1 guste, remote as In a trance, I am no limner mortal when I sea Now In the moment of supreme delight. The fortuous labyrinth of old circumstance Vanish to nothlngnem and leave me free Under the boundless splendor of the night. Alice C'hoate Perkins. 4 all It "Tommy-Hot." It Is on a par with the "Holler than thou" attitude of Governor La Follette, that he should, in a county fair speech last week, urge upon his hearers, the boycott of those newspapers who preferred to do their own thinking rather than to have him do It for them. Talk about a free and untinmineled press; If the governor had his way. he would drive out of existence every newspaper as he would drive out of public life every man who did not agree with him on every questoin, and who would not bargain to continue to agree with him In the future, whatever he might suggest. This is about as bad a break as he made when he said that the corporations purchased 3U0 Republican papers during the campaign of 1902; the total number of Republican papers in the state that year was 307, and the governor's statement left only seven whose editors were not debauched in the Interests of the corporations. Such tommy-rot Is too puerile to need answering; no man with any brain capacity takes any stock In It. Waupaca Post, Hark to the Wage Qnestlon. The administration organs now claim that the governor was talking only of the workers in factories when he made the statement that wages had Increased but 10 per cent and that the cost of living had increased 27 per cent. The last blue book gives the number of factories in Wisconsin as 16,187, and the number of wage earners as 142.076, or 6.9 percentage of the total population of the state. The state of affairs given by the governor, if true, therefore, applies only to less than 7 per cent of the people tn the state. Doubtless the figures for the other 93 per cent show a different state of af fairs, or else the governor would have used them in his calamity howl . Any farmer, and merchant, and employer of labor outside of the factories knows that he is paying from 20 to 35 per cent more for help than he did ten years aeo. and that he is giving from 20 to 30 per cent more days' work now than then. The other 93 per cent of the peo ple are not as badly off as the governor would tend to make his audiences believe. Waupaca Post. Our Persistent Governor. There is nothing in the position of Governor La Follette to Invite mirth or even pleasantry. He presents the cir cumstance of a public man who has been many times honored by the people of his state obstinately attempting to obstruct what he knows to be the almost unanimous will of that people. He offers an example of ingratitude for favors received, and a defiance of the expressed sentiment of the party that made him all he Is which is difficult to realize. If he had even a following among the press of his own state to stand as a candidate for a third term, there would be Just the shadow of reason In his claim. But he hasn't either -and in all common sense and decency he should not further attempt to thrust himself into office over the heads of the people. Shawano Journal. Where Nature Smiles. The homeseeker who makes up his mind to cast his tot in northern Wisconsin must not Imagine that he is going into a howling wilderness, where he will be isolated, wtiere he will be cut off from society, where he will not meet the modern conveniences of life, and where churches and schools do not exist. On the contrary, he will go to a country where, as he passes along, he will seldom be out of sight of a residence. Neighbors are plentiful, where all modern conveniences can be had Including the telephone and the rural route, and where there are churches and school houses In every settlement. The farming sections of northern Wisconsin are In no way inferior in such matters to the southern part of the state. Eau Claire Leader. Mnrinette Is Hoping. Indications at the gas well are very good and the stockholders are elated over the prospecta The finding of oil with the gas and the drill only down eighty feet in the solid rock certainly means something. Oil sand has also been brought up. If a gusher of either gas or oil is struck Marinette will certainly be in clove. Developments of the last few days have caused no little excitement. Of course the charge Is made that it is for the purpose of selling stock but reputable citizens, who have no financial Interest In the com-panv, say that the Indications are certainly surprising. The much abused gas well may yet be the Industrial salvation of Marinette. Marinette Eagle-Star. Wonl.l Spoil Governor's Argument. Our railroad commissioner might look at the statutes when not too busy. Section 1794 commands him to Inquire Into any neglect or violation of tho state laws by railroads and sections 1796 and 1798 empower him to send for papers, examine witnesses and institute Investigations without written complaints. Why don't he do his duty and terminate the governor's complaints? What was Commissioner Thomas elected for. Ratine Journal. .!- 1 " " J-Ml- ism i i - rso. SI rowaer WE OLD Absolutely Puro THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE AM0M tma MBwaeAFSUt. Tt seems that Governor La Follette Is disposed to show Mr. Babcock that "reform" ght best when It Is after a Stalwart's Job Milwaukee News. There ought to be some excuse for newspaper men finding faults In others In that they learn the habit from proof reading. They are always looking for errors, any way. Chippewa Herald. If the Iowa rate had been In force last seaaon between Chicago and Waupaca, the farmers of this section whose potatoes were shipped from Waupaca would have received 118,750 less than they were paid. Waushara Argus. The Record has often called attention to the fact that Wisconsin was fast becoming a state similar to Kansas under the La Follette reign. We cite the recent cyclone as evidence of good faith and proof positive. Waupaca Record. Toung folks"have an awful time getting married these days. In the old days they drove over to the preacher and then drove home again. However, the alliance is for a long time and the lime light soon burns out. On with the dance! Madison Jour-nal. Stockholders of the Chicago & Alton road are disturbed over extravagant management and the directors are planning for retrenchment In every department. This means a reduced number of employes and Is only one of many evidences that it is time for both capital and labor to act conservatively. Janesvllle Gazette. Don't get excited. The Impending danger of ring and machine rule in Wisconsin can only be defeated by clear heads and deliberate action. Bear In mind that no man can succeed who Is not with the people. If he is now against the voters and has been honored in the past by them the higher his exaltation th reat-er will be his fall. Shawano Journal. Down at Appleton a man who had not been to church in fifteen years was attracted by a display advertisement of services In one of the churches and at tended the services. It Is simply impos sible to do business right without advertising and the particular church denomination which first hastens to tell of Its advantages through the columns of the daily press will undoubtedly find that advertising can influence the sinners more effectively than the average revival meeting. Green Bay Gazette. The county fairs are neaiing an end. and then Othello's occupation's gone. The people of Kllbourn were the last to be enlightened. The governor round tnem In a desperate plight. So much produce that they could not get cars to carry It oft. He showed them how they were being overcharged In the matter of freights and succeeded in opening their dull eyes to the fact that places in Iowa were getting their merchandise carried at lower rates. He assured them that ail they wanted was a state railroad commission. Once that was secured they would be enabled to spell prosperity with a big P. The Kllbourn people feel much more restful since the governor's visit. Eau Claire Leader. It Is use.Iees for the La Follette press to claim that opposition to La Follette for a third term means opposition to everything which he supports. It Is his actions, mors than anything else, which have created distrust toward the reforms which he ha and Is advocating, because It Is patent to anyon who has studied his career, or Is familiar with his campaign methods, that he to making this great hue and cry solely for the purpose of making votes for himself. Any man who appeals to the prejudices and passions of people" will always have a certain number of hearnre; the great majority of whom are bo bilnded that they cannot see tha real reasons which actuate the speaker. But the thinking men, and. thank God, they are in majority in this state, know that all Is not gold which glitters, and that because a man cries out in agonized tones that the "dear people" are being robbed by the heartless corporations is not a sure Indication that such a state cf affairs exists, and Is not proof positive that the man Is governed by disinterested motives. Waupaca Poet. - "Gall aaA Gnh." Robert M. La Follette Is a pernicious and persistent spoilsman, richly endowed with the auction hawker's qualities of "gall and gab." and Is attracting some attention on account of those unenviable qualities, but when he smirches the good name of Wisconsin In his speeches he makes us write out a line against hlin. We ar satisfied to let Mr. La Follette go on talking when he confines himself to truths, but j we get "riled up" when he accuses our j leKislators of "boodling" and traiis the j fair banner of the Rndser state in the J dirt. The Journal takc3 the reaponsi- j billty of declaring that Mr. La Toilette's unsupported word isn't worth ih. flin of a nennv. and when he tit- I tempts tc smirch the honorable names of public men who have the confidence of the people of Wisconsin he places himself in the category of Irresponsible libelers of .character, nnd should be denounced as" a common falsifier. Shawano Journal. Will Yet Believe It Himself. There Is no disputing egalnst hobby horses. Governor La Foiiette persists in his assertions that the people of this state are being plundered by unscrupulous railways until they have actually begun to believe that such Is the case, and by dint of repeating it. Mr. La Follette will get to believing it himself. When one looks at the enormous sums the state compels the railroads to pay Into the public treasury, one Is astonished at the n-.oJeratlr.n of these corporations i:i making their tariffs so low. One would naturally Imagine that they would try to recoup then-selves for the large sums they are oblUel to pay annually. Eau Claire Leader. RELIABLE CAVLORO MAKES STATEMENT. Takes Fond do Lac Paper to TmIm The Socialist's Plait. (To the Editor.) Oshkosh. Wis., Oct. 10. The artloU quoted by you from The Fond du Laa Reporter Is misleading enough to Justify a statement from the Socialist sidi of the matter referred to, which is th attitude of the Social Democratic element of Milwaukee toward the investigation now going on in the affairs ol that city and county. What Victor Berger really said ii that he considered a workingman too good to clean up capitalistic dirt. That Ib not exactly the way he was quoted; and as I was present when he mad the statement, I ought to know what he said. Now the reason he takes this posl-tlon, in which ail Social Democrata agree with him, is this: Business men of Milwaukee, capitalists, are the ones whose personal interests and business methods have been responsible for the conduct of the city's affairs for soma time. We Social Democrats have long pointed out the corruption of the present system, and the corruption which is of course to be found In the politic connected with It. To ask the Social Democrats to tak a hand in cleaning up the mtjss which the business men have made of It maj possibly have been considered a compliment by those who tendered the request. Whether It is or not, we do not care to be connected with the present Investigation. In the first place, the attempt wai made by the capitalist speakers to turn the Turner hall mass meeting, which we are accused of trying to capture, into a whitewashing party for the prosecuting attorney's offices. (If tha Social Democrats had really tried to capture that meeting, they would have succeeded; for they have the numbers in Milwaukee to do it. As It was, the natural attendance of citizens was such as to show that It Is possibly true that a majority of Milwaukee voters now believe In tho principles of Social ism.) An effort was made at the conference of speakers before the meeting to guarantee a "harmonious meeting," Instead of to "secure an expression of as many elements as possible." which latter was the purpose expressed in the public call of the meeting. In the second place, as It was said by General Winkler at the speaker's meeting referred to above. "The adoption of the proposed resolutions end the carrying out of their purpose, would have no radical effect upon corruption in the city of Milwaukee." Socialists are not satisfied with killing' a few of the mosquitoes which come from the capitalist swamp: they want to drain the swamp. Mr. Eerger did not refuse to serve on the proposed committee because It was not to be conducted In the nana of his party, but because it Is conducted in the interests and In the name oi a business system to which he hai sworn eternal enmity. He Is quiU Justified In being desirous that the capitalists should sweep their own dirty yards and not call upon working-men, who have had nothing to say about th conduct of affairs, to do it for them. It is probably true that if the editor of the above quoted sheet would refer to the record of Mr. Berger in connec-i tion with the history of the Socialist! movement In this state, he might find good reason to retract his charge that Mr. Berger Is an "Insincere place seeker." But then editors' memories are supposed to be conveniently flexible in such matters. As to what the Social Democrats will do If put in power, It is worthy ol remark that they sould not do worse, than has been done by either or both of the old parties. Further than that, lt us also note, that workingmen will, have no Interests as members or attorneys of corporations whose Interests may be subserved by corruption; but that it will be to the Interests of every man to do all he can In his Gfflce to bring about tho co-operative commonwealth. In which there' will certainly be no incentive for dishonesty. But still further, thore who are Interested may also note that tho discipline of the party machine of the Socialists Is of a-r.ort which will broos: nothing of tha kind, and which stops at no measures to discourage corruption or disloyalty to party principles. , The capita!!- system is rotting j around ua. and a new system must ' come in to take its place, if civilization Is to go on: that system la the one taught by Socialist;, and compelled by the trusts. Win field R. Gaylord, State Orsanlzer Social Democratic Party. An"lille man U nearly nhvays a mis chievous man. Idle men never engape jn worthy public enterprises; they sit around, and dig nitfalls for busy men who nre incidentally trying to help th town. English Testimony Colds, Hindnehe, Infloensn, nd Cntarrli relieved In IO minutes by Dr. A;oiew' Catarrhal rowler. Prominent people throughout England, tho United States and Canada praise Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal TowJer. Jt will cure you. Miss ISlanche Eloan. London, Kng.T ins only sister of Tod ! the World famous Jockey, says: "I have suffered for vcars from cat.rrh and colds. Dr. A.g-iiew't Catarrhal Powder gaa mo rettef in 10 trijiTites. Is worth all the other remedies conihineJ." Claude G. Wood, Palace Theater, London, Eiik., wrlta: "Ona puff of Dr. Ag-new's Catarrhal rov?d?r nil! cure any headache." Miss mjmi F.nsaeJ!. 10 Keppe 3t.. Lon don. Knir.. ecys: "One bottle Dr. Ar-news Powder cured me of chronlo colds or catarrh. It relieves In 10 minutes." SoM at lliuman'i drig store. 131 Main st:-et. Jl Dr. Astnew's Heart Cure relieves heart disease Ih 30 luiimtrs.

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