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TIGHT LID ON
AT ST. CLOUD
Politics Kept in Background at
HARMONY WAS THE KEYNOTE
State Republican Organization Ap
parently in Control From the
Start to the Finish.
St. Paul, Dec. 12.The St. Cloud
meet is over -.nd the big fellows are
breathing easier in consequ-ence. The
extra legislative session cry was neatly
smothered, trouble makers were kept
in the background and those with a
rival political ax to grind were forced
to sheath them for the (time being.
"When they did wake up to the fact
thiat there was a well fitting lid on it
was too late and the gathering had
come to an end. The handling of the
meeting showed the cleverness of the
state Republican machine, for it was
that organization which was in con
trol from the start to the finish and
nothing got by it. The effectiveness
of its control throughout diemonstrated
clearly that the same heads will be in
charge of the nominating convention
to come and that it will not brook any
interference. In the way of work ac
complished the meeting this year was
as good as any so far held. Real state
development, and the kind calculated
to help out the northern section of
Minnesota, prevailed and the dele
gates exerted their best efforts in mak
ing things count.
Who pulled off the effective hand
ling of the St. Cloud meeting is only
known to a few and Chairman E. E.
Smith of Minneapolis could furnish
much of that information if he cared
to. It was not the work of a day or
two, but represented activity that has
been on for the past two weeks. The
chief operating point was Duluth and
every wire possible was worked in an
effort to minimize the activities of
those determined to force Governor
Eberhart and his advisers to the front.
Much correspondence pointing out the
necessity of harmony went out from
the Twin Cities and it had its effect.
It was harmony, Chairman Smith
pointed out, that relieved the state
from the clutches of the Democrats
(two years ago and if success was to
again attend the party's efforts a con
tinuation of the same harmony was
necessary. It was he and his advisers
that suggested the governor's absence
from the meeting and there were even
those who said that a similar com
mand was responsible for Ralph W.
Wheelock, the governor's private sec
retary, limiting his visit to the Gran
ite City. Mr. Wheelock come up on
one train and departed a few hours
later on the next train.
When Governor Eberhart returns
from the East he will be confronted
with the vacancy on the state board
of immigration caused by the death
of the late George Welch and from all
accounts he is going to have his hands
full in picking a man. George Authier,
-the well known political writer, is said
to be heavily backed for the place,
and still others interested in the de
partment are pushing the claims of
W. R. Mackenzie of Bemidji. James
A. Larson, assistant secretary of state,
is reported to be a candidate, with the
votes of State Auditor Iverson and
Secretary of State Schmahl to his
credit. These two, with Governor
Eberhart, will make the selection.
Those named are the most important
the race, but there are a dozen
others who have asked to be consid
'LiietAeusittt Governor S. Y. Gordon
'Of Browns Valley was not in attend
ance at the St. Cloud meeting of the
Northern Development association,
but he had an active representative in
James Arneson of Chisholm. I. A.
Caswell of Anoka, clerk of the su
:preme coart, who is credited in some
quarters as being the chief brains of
th^ Gordon boom, mingled with the
^legates, and there were a score of
others who talked in Governor Gor
don's interest. Ripley Brower of St.
Cloud looked over the crowd with an
eye to the future, as did R. C. Dunn,
who is being talked of in some quar
ters for lieutenant governor,
It is pretty well settled that Alvah
Eastman, the well known St. Cloud
editor and publisher, will go after the
Republican nomination for congress
man at large. The talk in his inter
est was strong at the St. Cloud meet
ing and there were those who inti
mated that his candidacy would be
launched about the first of the year.
Mr. Eastman was heavily in evidence
in the harmony feature of the St
Cloud meeting and his every effort
was directed at making it a success.
Representative L. C. Spooner of Mor
xis is another who may get into the
congressman at large game. He has
'been writing quite a few letters of
Lite and securing considerable pub
licity in the way of newspaper men
Woman suffrage threatens to break
into the next state- campaign and one
of its chief fees will be the German
American alliance. Its leaders have
salready called attention to the move-
ment and their efforts from now on
will be directed at crushing it if pos- if
eible Las week the women inter
ested .in the suffrage movement did
much canvassing among the executives
aboard the governors' special and it is
reported were so encouraged by the
reception accorded their efforts that
they will begin soliciting funds at
once in aid of the cause. The Brew
ers' association, like the German
American alliance, is opposed to the
movement and will join in the work
of putting it out of business.
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What has become of the Anti-Saloon
league? This question is asked quite
often these days, but no one so far
has come forward in its defense. Those
who claim to know say that the asso
ciation is still in existence and that
the chief cause of its temporary retire
ment is a lack of funds. Passing the
hat realized the league thousands of
dollars in the past, but of late there
has been a lack of interest and those
most active in its behalf have been
compelled to await, what they say,
will be an early awakening.
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The 1911 law providing for a straight
tax of 3 mills on moneys and credits
is realizing all that was claimed for
it and the state tax commission is
happy in consequence. Figures Just
compiled show a jump in this class of
assessments from $13,000,000 to over
$100,000,000. Practically every county
in the state came forward with an
increase. In times past money and
credits were taxed the same as other
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Congressman Sidney Anderson of
the First district is not regarded very
highly in the East and some of the un
complimentary things said of him by
the Eastern papers are being widely
copied by Southern Minnesota papers'.
To .several of the Eastern editorials
attacking him he has made vigorous
answer. The Eastern papers refuse
to see how an enlightened and pro
gressive state like Minnesota would
turn down a man like James A. Taw
ney for an unknown. They insist that
there must have been a mistake. The
mistake, however, is perfectly satis
factory as far as Mr. Anderson is con
Gold watches, watch charms and sil
ver loving cups are the chief feature
of the prizes being awarded this week
by the state dairy and food depart
ment in the matter of the annual con
vention of the State Canners' associa
tion, which is being held at the old
state capitol in St. Paul. Banners
were formerly given away, but the de
partment says that watches and other
jewelry is more appreciated by the
winners. More than a dozen prizes
will be given by the department.
Henry Rhines of Mora may shy his
caster into the ring for the Republican
nomination for secretary of state.
Friends brought word to the Twin
Cities the early part of the week that
he had his eye on the job. Mr. Rhines
was the leading county optionist in
the last legislature. He has also been
talked of in the past for lieutenant
Frank White of Elk River is the lat^
est to be mentioned for state immigra
tion commissioner. However, as Mr.
White is a member of the legislature
there is doubt as to his eligibility.
He was in attendance at the St. Cloud
meeting, but refused to discuss the
talk concerning his reported candi
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Though I have been inclined to dis
count the report that State Auditor
Iverson would not be adverse to tak
ing a fling at the Republican guberna
torial game should the demand for a
third candidate grow, I will have to
say .that he is showing more than or
dinary interest in the gossip concern
ing his reported ambitions. He likes
to discuss the gubernatorial situation
and he keeps a close eye on the gos
sip appearing in the papers.
Governor Eberhart will return from
his Eastern trip this week and, ac
cording to members of his official fam
ily he will be pretty much at home
for the next few weeks. He is be
coming tired of the traveling game
and wants a rest. Governor Johnson
put in the first three years of his offi
cial life visiting every county in the
state and boosting Minnesota in dis
tant parts whenever the opportunity
presented itself, but it is said that
Governor Eberhart has twice the mil
age to his credit. Some persons have
been inclined to criticise him because
of his continued absence from office,
but Governor Eberhart is not letting
that fact worry him much. He be
lieves that the governor of a state
like Minnesota should travel and be a
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Time was when a gathering like the
one at St. Cloud last week would have
brought out every politician and public
man of note, but that was when the
annual pass had the boards. Fully 500
of those interested in the game lent
their presence to the St. Cloud meet
ing last week, but they paid their
good money for the privilege. And it
was 3 cents a mile, too, with a seat
in the parlor car extra. The increased
cost was commented upon ,by more
George T. Simpson will retire from
office as attorney general the first of
the year. He is now cleaning up his
business preparatory to turning the
office over to his successor, Lyndon A.
Smith. Mr. Smith says that there will
not be any change in the present force
I of assistants.
THE COTJNTY CHAIRMAN.
eible. Last week the womu inter- OPINIONS O EDITORS I
The People JLIke Frankness.
There is always something to be
said in favor of a public official who
is frank with the public, even if he
makes a lot of mistakes.St. Paul
We Should Hope Mot.
"Ralph," the St. Paul correspon
dent of the Princeton Union, seems to
have the political situation sized up
fairly well. Is it Ralph Wheelock?
Cambridge North Star.
Wiley Should Not be Included.
The last bulletin from the agricul
tural department convinces us that it
has surrendered, bag and baggage, to
the abominable storage industry of
the land.St. Paul Review.
Prefers Him to a Democrat.
We are not for Eberhart for gov
ernor, but should he gain the nomina
tion we would support him in prefer
ence to any democrat we have heard
of so far in connection with this office.
This would never be tolerated in
prohibition Maine: The South Bend
News says, "as they worked and
played the delicious strains of
Elbel's orchestra'was wafted through
the building, which intoxicated the
listeners. "Stillwater Gazette.
THE PBDrCETOS TOTIOaf fmJBSDAY DECE31BER 14. 1911.
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And Easiest to Get Away From.
From Minneapolis newspapers we
gain the impression that the theory
that it is healthful to sleep out of
doors is correct, for the Minneapolis
newspapers coo over the assertion
that its policemen are the strongest in
the country.Bemidji Pioneer.
She Should be Recompensed.
Who's going to make up to the poor
Austrian woman at Hibbing, who was
accused of murdering her husband
and released after a month's stay in
prison? The indications are that she
has some practical consideration com
ing at the hands of the state.News
and Comment, ^Duluth News-Tribune.
Rapidly Falling: to Pieces.
It seems to be the general opinion
in Washington that the "progressive"
movement is rapidly falling to pieces
and that since La Follette has ap
propriated the "progressive" organi
zation to his own use, that organiza
tion will go down to defeat with fight
ing Bob.Man in Dome, West St.
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Leave It to Regular Session.
Much has been said and written
about calling an extra session of the
legislature, but Governor Eberhart
has had the good sense to ignore the
hue and cry. The northern counties
want reapportionment. We believe
that they should have it. It is no
more than justice. But for goodness
sake, leave it to the regular session of
the legislature.Winnebago City
4. .j. .$.
The idea that it is better to keep
senators and congressmen in office is
good: bub it is distinctly not good
unless the senator and conrgessmen
deserve to be kept in office. The only
way they can deserve being kept in
office is to serve the people. When
their allegiance is divided their use
fulness is curtailed. When they
cease to serve the people and turn
their service to the cause of special
privilege and corporate greed their
useiulness is gone and they should
be defeated.Duluth Herald.
They Follow Ingersoll's Advice.
The women of the Bishop's club of
Duluth have given their offerings of
beautiful: blossoms to Bishop McGol
rick without waiting until he was no
longer with them and then heap them
on his grave, as so often is done in
this thoughtless world. The club of
thoughtful women was assisted the
honor paid their beloved bishop by
members of all denominations of re
ligion, and the wealth of love and
respect so lavishly given him evi
denced the highest appreciation of
"the leading citizen of Duluth." The
memory of these beautiful tributes
will bo forever cherished by the good
bishop, each one a flower of lingering
fragrance.Cass Lake Times.
The Kind That Counts.
It seems to us as though the so
called "progressive"elements, of both
the old parties might accomplish more eeipt of price, 50 cents. Foster-Mil
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respective parties by making a manly agents for the United States.
and open fight in the coming
primaries and conventions than can
be accomplished by stirring up all the
dissension and strife they can within
their respective parties. Having made
an honest effort to get what you want
at the hands oi your own party]] and
failed you still have the rightjjf being
a "progressive" to the extent of vot
ing with that party which, may come
nearest to meeting your ideals.
That's the kind of%progression that
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