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Those Who Claim to be Posted on the
Situation Say There is Trouble
in Store for Eberhart.
Suspicion That Geo. T. Simpson Has
Resigned Attorney Generalship
to Run for Governor.
"Union Special Correspondence
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 22.Trouble
is in store for Governor Eberhart,
And such a lob of trouble. Just what
kind of trouble the governor does not
know, neither do his friends, but there
is trouble ahead. There has been
talk of opposition to the governor but
it has not had much point or origin.
This week the Minneapolis Journal
takes a fall out of the executive. It
is entwined about the brewery-owned
saloons. Starting with this as the
text, the Journal announces that
Governor Eberhart's alliances have
not been satisfactory, whatever they
may be. Then it announces sagely,
'let us have a clean-cut candidate."
The meaning of the Journal's outburst
is a mooted question and has started
the tongues wagging.
There is a good deal of question as
to the identity of the "clean-cut candi
date," but there is a suspicion that it
is Attorney General George T. Simp
son, who has resigned the attorney
generalship in order to form a part
nership which gives him the Shevlin
Carpenter lumber business.
Mr. Simpson and the governor have
not been at all friendly. The at
torney general wanted to be appointed
to the supreme bench to succeed Judge
Jaggard. Up to that time he and the
Eberhart forces had been extremely
close. Mr. Simpson was miffed and
let the fact be known. He immediaely
started out to "hand things" to the
governor and succeeded in doing so.
The result was that the relations be
tween the two offices have been about
as friendly as those between the Man
chus and the honest-to-goodness
Chinese. Mr. Simpson is credited
with having felt around for support
and intimated that he had that of cer
tain corporate interests. He is also
credited with the opinion that the
time was come for a straight, clean
cut candidate who would not be car
ried away by the popular issues of the
day. Among other things, it is re
ported that he had a conference with
Chairman E. E. Smith of the state
central committee relative to the sub
stitution of his name for that of Eber
hart in the annals of that body, and
that the chairman gigged back on the
proposition. Couldn't see his way to
such a consummation without dis
loyalty to the governor. This kept
things boiling a little more. Then
comes the attack on the governor by
In the meantime wherever opposi
tion to the governor could be made to
stick it was shown. A determined
effort is on hand to induce the
Northern Minnesota Development as
sociation to indorse the proposition
of an extra session and to slap the
governor The executive will not be
present owing to the fact that he will
be speeding on his way eastward with
the governor's special, which will be
started for the purpose of boosting
the northwest. But he will be repre
sented, probably by Secretary
Wheelock, who will be armed with a
verbatim report of what the governor
really said in his Brainerd speech.
The governor is opposed to an extra
session so far as reapportionment
and the increase of the gross earnings
tax is concerned. He knows that an
extra session could not secure reap
portionment. It is well recognized
lihat reapportionment must be gained
by an alliance between northern Min
nesota and the cities. The senators
who put the "seven senators" bill
over on the cities would not gig back
on that proposition, which was their
back dooi out for not passing reap
portionment. The cities would not be
willing to pass a reapportionment
measure with that handicap left in.
These are subjects that are not gener
ally discussed, but they are the facts.
As to the gross earnings tax, the
governor does not approve of the
effort in advance of the supreme court
decision, because, under the Sanborn
decision, this would simply mean an
increase of the rates to cover the new
expenditure. In fact there is a grow
ing feeling that the gross earnings tax
imay not be the best way in the world
to tax the railroads and that an ad
valorem tax might be more satisfac
torytaxing the roads the same as
any other property.
But the governor's friends profess
MI believe that he may finally yield to
the pressure for an extra session if it
persists. Especially so in view of the
possibility of a corporation combine
against him. The governor is more
or less conservative and does not
know the art of playing a large hand
to the gallery. But he might call an
^xtra session under certain circum-
stances, it is suggested. N one
olose to him seems to know just what
these circumstances might be, but
such measures as federal income tax,
a public utilities commission, railroad
legislation, etc., are being suggested
as the things which the governor
would probably urge if he did call
an extra session. And with these
things might come a number of other
things, such as distance tariff, which
the ciites do not want tonnage tax,
which northern Minnesota does not
want and a lot of other things which
some want and some do not want,
such as the direct primary, the initia
tive, the referendum, the recall, etc.
These area few of the gossipy things
which the wise ones at the capitol and
the hotel lobbies are discussing with
evident relish. The governor is say
There is a general feeling that Al
vah Eastman, editor of the St. Cloud
Journal-Press, will become a candi
date for congressman-at-large and
will not become a candidate for
governor. He has made this clear in
his paper by calling attention to the
fact that the fight for the governor
ship will be between Eberhart and
Gordon. His close friends say Mr.
Eastman will not permit the use of his
name as a candidate for governor
under any circumstances, and the
same friends say he will be a candi
date for congressman-at-large, and
they think he will be elected.
Following his refusal to permit the
use of his name for governor or con
gressman-at-large, former President
Northrop is being suggested as candi
date for delegate-at-large from Henne
pin county. The suggestion is meet
ing with considerable favor in Minne
The Whittier case has been settled.
There has been an evident compromise
between the governor, the board of
control and Superintendent Whittier.
The superintendent has been exoner
ated and resigns. The report is
signed by P. M. Ringdal and C. E.
Vasaly, while Mr. Swendsen concurs
in the general finding that the board,
under the rulings of the attorney
general, cannot discharge the superin
endent. Everybody seems satisfied,
and Superintendent Whittier has is
sued a statement in which he claims
that politics has been at the bottom
of the attack against him. Just now
the board and the governor are inter
esting themselves in the proposition
of finding a suitable succesosr to Su
Recent developments in politics in
Minnesota have not been so serious
as they have seemed. In fact, the
epistolary efforts of certain candi
dates for governor have not escaped
the attention of those who see a
humorous lining to every cloud. The
urgent correspondence between S. Y.
Gordon and Ole O. Cannestorp, in
which both indulged in mutual ad
miration with permission to print,,
was only equaled by Mr. Lindbergh's
naive admission that he would like a
little more advertising for home con
Up at the capitol someone has pro
duced a letter, dated at Poison Center,
Minnesota, and purporting to come
from Explosivista headquarters.
This letter professes to be addressed
to the Honorable Jonathan Gladhand
of Progresso, Minnesota, and is writ
ten by Peter Picthank, who wants a
job. Peter calls attention to the fact:
that Bill Spillmoutb. of Broken Bottle
county and Hugh Popsquirt of Busti
are in the same fix so far as their de
sire to sit at the pie counter is con
cerned. It is about the richest bit of
political sarcasm that has been pro
duced up to date. Here is the corre
Poison Center, Minn., Nov. 20, 1911.
Hon. Jonathan Gladhand,
Dear Glad:I want you to run as the
Explosivista candidate for governor.
I don't like Eberhart. He won't do
anything for me. The other pub
lished candidates don't look good to
me. They are all selfish and don't
understand this explosivista move
ment. I think they are four-flushers.
You may not have heard of me but
I was in the legislature oncein 1889.
I was prominent in the Washburn
Sabin senatorial fight and cast a
secret ballot in the caucus for my
man. I took an active part in the
Duluth & Winnipeg land grant fight
of that session, standing squarely
with the people on that issue.
I did not come back to the legis
lature the next session. I was sold
out in the convention. In 1892 the
people wanted me to be county
treasurer but the court house gang
beat me to it. In each campaign fol
lowing I have heard the people calling
me but the machine is too strong. I
am tired of drawing blanks. Only
last winter Governor Eberhart was
urged to appoint me deputy oil
inspector at $35 per month but the
gang senator from this district
slipped a nobody into my place.
I am willing to work hard for you,
or any man for that matter, but I
must be recognized. I have failed so
often that my wife says I am no good,
and this cuts me to the quick.
Even if you could not win it would
give you a lot of advertising, and, as
you are in the patent medicine busi
ness, that ought to help some. At
any rate, if I could only carry part of
this delegation for you, it might help
me to force the state machine to give
me a place at the pie counter.
Bill Spillmouth of Broken Bottle
county and Hugh Popsquirt of Busti
are in the same fix and are anxious to
start something. Bill and Hugh are
all right but will bear watching, as
they sold me out three times in one
Should this letter strike you favor
ably, please put your finance com
mittee in touch with me at once as
there are some preliminary matters
requiring immediate attention.
This letter is not written for publi
cation but you are at liberty to give
it to the press if you think it will help
us and advance the cause we all love
so well. Faithfully yours,
GLADHANDS' UNIVERSAL PAN-
ACEA FOR MAN AND
Progresso, Minn., Nov. 21, 1911.
Hon. Peter Picthank,
Poison Center, Minn.,
Dear Pete:I know you by reputa
tion as I was on the side lines in the
Washburn-Sabin fight. Your letter
sounds progressive and true.
I have never sought political prefer
ment but I am not insensible to the
honor of serving the public if there is
anything in it. Like Col. Yell of
Yellville, my heart beats warm for my
native land and her sons, native and
adopted, are my brothers all. God
I have tried to keep step with the
progressive march of civilization and
Mose Clapp, and feel that if the
people should have the temerity to
trust me I will bow to their supreme
decree. Far be it from me to antago
nize that greatest of all sovereigns
the plain American citizen.
I am sending you under another
cover our new almanac and joke
book. Our "Universal Panacea"
which has ended the sufferings of so
many men and horses in this broad
land of ours, is selling like hot cakes,
and if you could wisely dispose of a
few gross in Poison Center it might
make it easier for you to start some
thing. The race is to the swift.
Should circumstances ever make it
possible for me to be of the slightest
service to you, I sincerely trust that
you will address me with the absolute
assurance that any request from you
great or smallwill receive-the
closest scrutiny and most careful con
sideration. For your kind words I
thank you. Progressively yours,
Another St. Cloud Veteran Dead
Daniel Harvey, a veteran of the
gallant Seventh Minnesota volunteers,
died at St. Cloud las) Thursday, aged
80 years. Mr. Harvey was born in
New York and in the late fifties came
to Minnesota and settled on a farm in
Sherburne county. In 1862 he
answered his country's call for volun
teers and enlisted as private in Com
pany I, Seventh Minnesota volunteers,
under Capt. J. E. West, who preceded
his comrade to the beyond by one
week. After faithfully serving his
country for three years Mr. Harvey
was honorably discharged from the
service in 1865 and came back to Min
nesota, settling on a farm in Santi
ago, where he continued to make his
home until 1885, when he removed to
East St. Cloud and resided there until
his death. He is- survived by his wife
and two daughters.
Oregon Fruit Grower Visits Princeton
E. W. Powers, of Salem, Oregon, a
prominent farmer, fruit raiser and
shipper of Oregon dried fruits, while
in town over Sunday visiting his old
time friend, J. J. Skahen, exhibited a
few samples of his fruits from the car
he recently shipped to Minneapolis,
and our merchants were so pleased
with the quality and prices that Mr.
Powers went away with orders for
about two tons of his products. The
Oregon prune is especially delicious
and superior to any we have seen in
size and quality. The system pursued
by Mr. Powers, cuts out the jobber's
profit and hence cheapens the price to
the consumer. We bespeak for him a
good trade in this part of the state.
He is a man of the highest integrity,
progressive, and perfectly reliable.
Barsains In second-Hand Organs
One Story & Clark organ, can
scarcely tell it from new, $40 one
Dyer Bros, organ, walnut case, high
top, $30 one Acme organ, oak case,
high top, with glass, $35 one Clough
& Warren organ, walnut case, $20.
Five dollars discount on any of these
for cash. The instruments have all
been cleaned and put in good shape.
You can make any kind of payments
you wish on them.
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