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0. I. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSE,
Harry Thaw has commenced the
study of law. Where he expects to
practice report sayeth not.
Minnesota has several boys in con
gress, and why not send a sedate
East-man along to keep them in the
straight and narrow path for a couple
The La Follette supporters in South
Dakota are evidently not so strong as
Mose would have us believe, and it is
safe to wager that Taft will carry the
state with ease.
As the price of eggs advances the
quality declinesthe oily kind, fit
only for fertilizing purposes, is being
palmed off upon the consumer as
Two more big society sales have
been negotiated. Miss Antoinette
Hecksher and Miss Mildred Sherman
have agreed to purchase the son of a
viscount and a lord, respectively.
May God have mercy on their souls.
"Down with the packers," say theing
people, and "down with the packers,"
says the government, but the packers
say, "u with the prices," and up
they go. Satan himself would find a
hard task on his hands should he at
tempt to down the packers.
Brand Whitlock, who was elected
mayor of Toledo, Ohio, recently, has
filed with the board of elections a
certified statement that he did not
spend one cent for expenses during
his campaign. This is either another
proof that the corrupt practices act is
a farce or that Whitlock has rich
friends who "dug up" for him.
Barnesville is enthused because a
farmer living near there raised 250
bushels of potatoes to the acre. Not
a bad crop, to be sure, but it pales
into insignificance beside the yield on
Bill Schmidt's land in the town of
Princeton475 bushels to the acre.
Many farmers in this township raised
near unto 400 bushels to the acre.
It is reported that La Follette's
campaign fund is almost exhausted.
Had Pompadourian Bob not broken
faith with Uncle Ike Stephenson and
proven himself an ingrate, the oldPresident
man would, no doubt, open with
willingness a few more barrels for the
Wisconsin aspirant to the presidency
who will be snowed under by Taft.
In the old Pine Tree State they have
tiled of rum as the main issue in state
campaigns and the prospective demo
cratic candidate for governor, John
Clark Scates, proposes, if made the
standard-bearer of his party, to vary
the monotony by making good roads
the principal plank in his platform.
On that issue John should have easy
Bro. Lawton, in his Isanti News,
tells us that the fair Emmeline Pank
hurst, chief gyasticutus of the British
militant suffragettes, was a passenger
on a train which stopped at his town
last week. We are surprised, how
ever, that instead of rushing on board
the train and interviewing Emmeline,
our brother remained in his sanctum
and roasted her.
The more we read of Emmeline
Pankhurst's methods of enhancing
woman's suffrage the more are we in
clined to the belief that she is doing
the cause more harm than good.
Give us Colonel Neff as the standard
bearer and Mary McPadden as the
orator-in-chief, and, may be, we will
fall in linefollow the colors and
shout for woman franchise.
A handful of buccaneers of high
finance, inrluding J. Pierpont Morgan,
Nelson W. Aldrich, Senator Crane
and President Vail of the Western
Union Telegraph company, held a
conference recently at Lyndonville,
Vt., to decide upon delegates to the
national republican convention. Mr.
Morgan was outspoken in his opposi
tion to President Taft. People are
beginning to love the president for the
enemies he has made.
A remarkable thing" happened in
of that place succeeded in capturing
three men who had $2,500 worth of
stolen property in their possession
Minneapolis police on places of evil
resort in that city the habitues of the
raiders discover that the coops are
empty, for the soiled doves have'flown.
Wisconsin's superintendent of pub
lic instruction in a letter to the
teachers of that state charges that the
state university is the spoiled child of
that commonwealth, and comes pretty
near being the whole works in Wis
consin. There are some iconoclasts
in Minnesota who believe the criticism
of the Wisconsin superintendent will
apply with equal force to our own big
Our special St. Paul correspondent,
"Ralph," writes some hot stuff this
week. "Ralph" has inside sources of
information and ought to know where
of he writes. Evidently Governor
Eberhart's friends are beginning to
realize that he is not going to have
smooth sailing over the political sea
next year. The indications are that,
by-and-by, there will be "lovely fight
along the whole line."
In the Martin County Sentinel
several farmers advertise auction
sales of their live stock and farm ma
chinery for the reason that they "have
decided to move to Canada." What's
the matter with Martin county, any
way? Frank Day has gone to Mon
tana, and now the farmers are emi
grating to Canada, where unthreshed
flax, oats and wheat lie buried under
five feet of snow and more a'coming.
"The County Chairman," in his let
ter on another page, touches on the
repeal of tbe law which required pur
chasers of state lands to make certain
improvements on the same within five
years, and intimates that the present
land laws inure to the advantage of
speculators. Nothing to it. The fewer
restrictions placed upon the sale of
state lands the better. There is really
no grounds for criticism of the meth
ods now in vogue of disposing of
state lands, nor of the manner in
which the sales are conducted.
Miniature revolutions are springing
up fast in the republic of Mexico and
general strikes are threatened, but
Madero says he is de
termined to crush them in their incipi
encythat the time for temporizing is
past. Much doubt exists, however, as
to whether he will be able to cope with
the situation. It is just as likely as
not that a revolution surpassing in
magnitude the one in which Madero
was successful will spring up, andMr.
that Uncle Sam will be eventually
compelled to send another army down
on the border to protect American in
In Washington official circles it is
believed Secretary off Argiculture
Wilson has received the straight tip
from President Taft that he will have
to go, and that he is delaying the an
nouncement of his forced resignation
until another man can be secured to
take the portfolio. For the good of
the agricultural department and the
public at large the honorary chairman
Charles B. Cheney, the political
writer of the Minneapolis Journal,
takes the Houston Signal to task for
reckless assertions made in an article
in favor of the "seven senators" bill.
The Signal writer pretends to believe
that if the state is reapportioned on
the present constitutional basis all
sorts of dire things will happen to the
rural districts. Mr. Cheney, with in
controvertible facts and figures, fair
ly riddles the sophistries advanced by
the Signal writer. In the matter of
benefits received from direct taxation
for state purposes the three large
counties of St. Louis, Hennepin and
Ramsey get decidedly the worst of it,
simply because the assessed valuation
of these three counties is more than
that .of the other 83 counties.
Minneapolis last Fridaythe police speaker the ignominy resting upon .e-
When a raid is contemplated by the Jan an injustice. In point of ability
The Journal seems to have reliable
inside information concerning the
combine and is publishing the same
The Journal's expose may result in
an man radica
of the brewers' associationWilson advantange.
should have been lifted out of office
long ago. A man who is in collusion
with food poisoners is no fit person to
be at the head of the government agri
THE PBPTCETON TJKIQK: ^THURSDAY, NOVEMBEB 23, 1911.
of the state legislature and no one
and when the stunt is pulled off the 9*nB his fairness. Seek other Minnesota equitable representation
cause for the "ignominy" than the
Minneapolis Journal has
legislature woul never have- nor$h andXT southALL Minnesota. This is
his duty 'a
attached to thab body.Cambridge all wrong.LeSueur News.
The Independent-Press does Speaker
r. we agree with our LeSueur contem
Presidede the lower branc
"a. th P* any mah
another trust of gigantic pro
tins with headquarters in Chica
ramifications in Minneapolis
creosote paving block combine
everywhere in the Unite
Thi trusst controls the output an
Governor Mann of Virginia has
very properly refused to interfere
with the sentence of the court in the
case of Henry Clay Beattie, jr., whonot
brutally murdered his young wife, and
the prisoner will consequently have to
die in the electric chair. "That
Beattie is guilty of the willful, de
liberate and cruel murder of his wife
I have not the slightest doubt," said
the governor, "and I cannot, with
proper regard for the public interests,
interfere with the execution of the sen
tence of the court by commuting it to
life imprisonment. Nor do I question
the wisdom, I might add, of the neces
sity of capital punishment in cases
where human life has been wickedly
and deliberately taken." Not the
scintilla of a doubt exists that this
fiend deserves the death penalty.
James Bryce, British ambassador
at Washington, may be forced to re
tire in consequence of the attacks
made upon his character by members
of parliament and the English press.
The gravamen of their charges is that
Bryce co-operated with President
Taft in the reciprocity situation and
failed to inform the British and
Canadian governments that the im
perial interests were jeopardized by
the designs of Taft and others, also
that he has acted as a politician
rather than as an ambassador. Mr.
yce hase proven himself tot be thte
government decides to de
Britain has ever sent to this country,
*"s resignation merely because
newspapers and muckraking
Sectionalism is to be deplored, and
the saving of hundreds of thousands
of dollars to the cities east of the presuming there will be no extra
Dr. Wiley's department has dis
covered large quantities of formalde
hyde in butter. Were the Minnesota
pure food inspectors to make even
half an investigation they would find
formaldehyde in butter which is being
sold right under their noses. By
way, what has become of the state
pure food commission? Is it dead or
merely relying upon the word of food
poisoners without subjecting their
products to chemical analysis? The
people, who are being gradually
poisoned by formaldehyde impreg
nated butter, ammoniated bread, etc.,
would like to see the state pure food
commission bestir itself.
ambassador tha Grea
of parliament seek to defile 0
character it will do so to its dis-
In attempting to score a point
against Representative L. H. Rice of
Park Rapids, who favors an extra
session of the legislature for the pur
pose of enacting legislation recom
y Speaker Dunn, the Long
Prairie Leader quotes the measures
mentioned by Mr. Dunn and adds
"All of this legislation was up'for
consideration at the regular session
and was beaten through the efforts of
the corporation and brewery inter-
With one exception each of the
measures mentioned by Mr. Dunn
passed the house at the regular ses
sion and were defeated, or were not
acted upon, in the senate. The excep
tion was the five per cent railroad
gross earnings tax, and Mr. Rice
voted for that bill. As far as Mr.
Rice is concerned the Leader's pun
gent criticism does not apply. We do
not wish to be understood, however,
as approving of some of the measures
tbat Speaker Dunn recommends.
We BiU lu
ar rapidly growing into
simplegive to each and everya county
northern, central and southern
the law-making bodies of the state.
This is a right guaranteed by the
made and adopted, largely, by
southern Minnesota people.
The Union stands for a fair deal
for everyrepresentation section of the state not
in the legis-
lature but in all other matters as well.
Thereu no excuse or
since 1897. It ought to have been re
apportioned 1900. Th pitrepresen-s of it i grossin
tation cannot be remedied before 1913,
sessionand should the wrong be
righted then ib will be 1915 before
northern Minnesota will come into its
No better illustration of the tyranny
of majorities can be given than the
denying to northern Minnesota the rep
resentation it is justly entitled to in
law-making bodies. Men who
claim to be "progressives" and vothe
ciferously clamor for the initiative,
referendum and recall, and adopt as
their slogan the catching phrase, "Let
the People Rule," with brazen-faced
effrontery say to the hardy settlers of
northern Minnesota, "wait until we
have partially disfranchised the
toilers in the large cities and then we
will give you the representation you
are fairly entitled to and which we
have so long unjustly denied you."
These alleged "progressives" do
practice what they preach. They
are willing the people should rule,
provided one vote in the First and
Third congressional districts counts
for two in St. Paul and Minneapolis
and in northern Minnesota.
If the constitution had imposed the
duty upon the supreme court of re
apportioning the legislative districts
of the state on the basis of population
every five or ten years, does any sane
person doubt that that duty would
have been impartially performed?
There never has been a supreme
court in this state that would have dis
regarded the mandate of the constitu
When northern Minnesota, and
every section of the state, is given
equitable representation in the legis
lature then, and not until then, will
the talk of a north and south Minne
sota" cease. WHITTIER VINDICATED.
At last the long drawn-out Red
Wing Reform school investigation has
been brought to a close by the state
board of control reporting unani
mously that the charges of cruel and
inhuman conduct preferred against
Superintendent F. A. Whittier have
not been sustained by the evidence.
Mr. Whittier has tendered his resigna
tion to the board and the same has
been accepted to take effect as soon
as a competent successor can beplead
Knowing Mr. Whittier as we do and
have known him for years we never
for a moment believed that there was
any real foundation for the charges
preferred against him by refractory
inmates and discharged employes of
school and their maudlin sympa
thizers. But no good purpose would
be served by discussing the motives
that prompted the bitter fight that was
waged against Mr. Whittier. If con
ditions were not altogether ideal at
the Red Wing school the present and
former boards of control, and theminor
legislature, were largely to blame for
not heeding the oft-repeated recom
mendations of Superintendent Whit
We only hope that the board of con
trol may be able to secure anew
superintendent who will measure up
with Mr. Whittier. It will be no easy
matter to find such a man.
BLEEDING KANSAS' DISGRACE.
Kansas, the breeding place of more
cranks and isms than any other spot
on earth, is again achieving un-
enviable notoriety in tbe news
columns of the daily papers. A trial
is now in progress at Lincoln Center
in that state where a gang of ten or
twelve men (God save the mark) are
accused of tarring Mary Chamberlain,
a girl school teacher. The story is
revolting. It seems that the poor
girl incurred the jealous enmity of
some old vinegary, hatchet-faced
Jezebels where she taught school:
the male relatives of the vixens were
incited to tar and feather the girl a
barber, a degenerate specimen of the
Almighty's carelessness, was hired to
inveigle the girl to accompany him to
a dance in the neighborhood she re
luctantly accepted his invitation and
at a lonely place on the road he made
indecent proposals which she indig
nantly repulsed then a gang of things
in the shape of men dragged her from
the buggy, stripped her naked and
applied a coat of tar. Several of the
cowardly scoundrels, including the
decoy barber and a business man
worth half a million dollars, have
guilty. But under the Kansas,
statutes the severest penalty that can
be inflicteda year's imprisonment
is not commensurate with the crime.
Judge Lynch should have meted out
justice to the miscreants at the end of
a strong hempen rope.
NOT A MINOR MATTER.
A carload of fancy barrel apples now jg
on sale at our store.our
We have stocked grocery depart- &
ment with the finest of eatables. Fancy
goods of all descriptions.
"Ours"The Clean Store.
We still have a complete stock of
Ladies' and Children's Coats.
The Palmer Garments
Store Will Close at 11:30 Thanksgiving Day
A. E. ALLEN & CO.
The Store WitH the Big Stock
4 9 General Merchandise J& j& Princeton, Minn.
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It is now being figured'out that the
English, Scotch and Irish are de
cendents of the Norsemen, and the
story looks reasonable. Of course if
we look back far enough we are all
decendents of some parents and this
matter of nationality is only a
Gordon's Inter-Lake Tribune.
Certainly, Brother Gordon, "we are
all descendants of some parents."
No one will dispute that fact. But,
Mr. Gordon, if you should be a can
didate for governor, notwithstanding
Senator Canestorp's indorsement,
you will realize, when the votes are
counted, that the question of na
tionality is a matter of some import in
this great and glorious state of Min
nesota. If, however, you can trace
back your lineage and prove that
your genealogical tree had Norseman
roots it may help some.
SPECIAL Display of Thanksgiving &
Merchandise is now being shown
at our store. Large purchases for cash
enable us to sell goods at prices competi- 2?
tors cannot meet
Fancy Raisins |r