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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
Pllislk*d Ewry Thariday.
TIRWISS1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
SI.25 IF NOT PAID IN ADVANCE.
OFFICE! FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURT HOUSE.
Q. 1. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSE,
Knute Nelson spent $23.30 in his
campaign for primary indorsement
for United States senator!
From the west comes the story that
a stage coach was attacked by a mad
bull moose, but whether Roosevelt
was in the locality at the time is not
Jack Rockefeller is a liberal old
cuss after all. He recently gave per
mission to a boy who found a cent on
his estate to keep it. The late
Russell Sage would have put that
penny out at interest.
The Indians on the White Earth
reservation are to be again investi
gated. I is to be hoped that more
good will result from these Indian
investigations than has from the in
vestigation of the trusts.
With such a complex pximary law
as that which encumbers the Minne
sota statute books it is no surprise
that election officials throughout the
state experienced so much difficulty
in straightening out the returns.
Fred Lynch has already given out
his presidential pre-election proph
ecy. He says that in Minnesota Wil
son will get 140,000 votes, Roosevelt
102,000, and Taft 60,000r But Lynch's
prophesies scarcely ever materialize.
'Why is the harvester trust financ
ing the Roosevelt campaign?" asks
the inquisitive editor of a rural
weekly. I may be that the friend of
the trusts has promised to return the
favor, with interest, if elected. Who
The board of managers of the Min
nesota State Agricultural society will
ask the next legislature to appro
priate $1,000,000 for improvements at
the fair grounds. The Minnesota
state fair is an expensive institution
for the taxpayers.
With Hon. E. B. Hawkins of
Duluth as republican national cc&n
mitteeman President Taft stands a
fair chance ot carrying Minnesota.
Mr. Hawkins is a square business
man, a thorough gentleman and a
All the republican candidates for
governor at the recent primary elec
tion have declared in unequivocal
terms that they do not favor a third
ticket and will stand by the republi
can nominees. That is manly and
'Never has the black flag of
piracy," said Governor Marshall of
Indiana, democratic nominee for
vice president, at Kansas City,
"floated above the political seas as
now." Has the third party adopted
the black flag as its standard?
Hugh T. Halbert, J. F. Jacobson
and others having, for obvious rear
sons, sidestepped the candidacy for
governor on the third party ticket,
the committee of fifty, at its wits
end, was forced to content itself with
4ndorsing the smallest "pee" in the
pod- P. Collins.
While Woodrow Wilson and Theo
dore Roosevelt are carrying on a
rapid fire gabfest in a mad chase for
the supreme bosship President Taft
(pas quietly maintaining the dignity of
the office for which they scramble.
Duluth News Tribune.
In thisPresiiden Taft is doubtless
pursuing the wiser course. I is
similar to thathfollowed by Governor
Eberhart in the primary election
campaign, and with what success is
a matter of record.
James J. Hill is after "the sTate
college of agriculture and its experi
ment stations. ^In an open letter to
Dean Woods he charges that the sta
tions are not doing what they should
to develop a better production of
grain ip Minnesota.and instances the
successful work in that u^s^e^t of
the .^demonstration plats of tJJB Great
Northern railway. Dean Woods, of
course, denies the allegation, but
Mr. Hill has made a careful investi-
W. I. Nolan of Minneapolis is an
other sooner candidate for the speak
ership of the Minnesota house of
representatives. With Nolan, Mc
Garry and Rines all candidates it
looks as if the next house would be
bossed by an Irishman. No Scandi
navian need apply.
In the statements of expenditures'
by congressmen filed at Washington
under the Rucker corrupt practices
law We find that 93 candidates certi
fied that their primary campaigns
cost them nothing. They do not say,
however, how much it cost their
friends, the interests.
Governor Eberhart's luck is still
with him. He has been nominated
by almost a majority vote, and one
of his opponents for the governorship
is Paddy Vacuous Collins, the fellovtf
that the late Tom Bowen adminis
tered, a sound drubbing to in St.
Peter twenty-three years ago. The
governor is certainly a child of des
Woodrow Wilson made a good im
pression upon the audiences which
he addressed in the twin cities. He
is a different sort of speaker from
Roosevelthe has a more expansive
vocabulary and is a better gram
marian. No slang of the slums en
ters into his discourse, nor does he
rant and rave like an exhorter at a
"Dear me," remarked Miss Davis
With a smile, as,the aeroplane in
which she had been flying with a
male companion at Lille, France,
struck the earth and went to pieces,
"it is a pity we will have to return
by train.", Talk about vour brave,
cool-headed men here is a woman
that outclasses them all. She is en
titled to a gold medal from the In
ternational Aviation society.
From Theodore's speeches we gath
er that he is the^ wisest man that
America ever produced, that he is
the only incorruptible politician, and
the only man capable of running the
national administration. From
Woodrow's addresses we gather that
Theodore's wisdom, is particularly
limited, that he is supported by the
interests, and that his executive
ability has been shown to be abom
inable. Woodrow's deductions appear
to be reliable.
The government has just found out
that the heads of the subsidiaries of
the Standard Oil company, "dis
solved," continueftjo hold meetings,
presumably for the purpose of regu
lating prices in restraint of trade.
Hence the government is inclined to
the opinion that its supposed dissolu
tion of the oil trust did not^in actu
ality take place. The Union sticks
to its contention that the govern
ment has its first trust ^to success
An effort is being put forth by the
young men of St. Cloud, who are
backed by the business men, to se
cure a national guard company for
that city. The business men realize
that a militia company means, event
ually, a fine building in the shape of
an armory, and that in itself such
organization is a benefit to any
town. St. Cloud is sensible in exert
ing itself in this direction. Prince
ton-has a militia organization and
is proud of it, and a splendid armory
is now in course of construction.
Chief Justice Start, although nom
inated at the primary election, re
iuse#d. be'a candidate a tjhe Novem-
Start lias served
*rttSJch for 18
bee. election. 'Mr.
on the supreme cotirti
gation of.the experiment, stations of the services oft such, a man
and knows whereof he speaks. Charles M. Start!
prior |p $l#t| he has a
long and unblemished Record as
county attorney, 6%t*l jtidge and
attorney general. Now, at the age
of 72, he finds that under our beauti
ful primary flection system" he must
make a campaign .to be re-elected,
something that He has never been
called upon to do heretofore^ and
very properly refuses to do so now.
Under our present abortive^ election
laws any shyster carj aspire to, th%
highest judicial position in the state
and stand an equal chance of winning
over a man of transcendent ability
and unimpeachable integrity. A
costly system tha robs the state
THE PBINCETON UNION THTJBSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1912.
I will require the official count to
determine the exact -vote polled by
the several candidates for state
offices and congress at the primary
election, but the result as announced
in last week's issue of the Union will
not be changed.
,Governor Eberhart continues to
gain and his plurality over Lee. his
nearest competitor, will exceed 20,-
Manahan defeats Eddy for congress
man at large by a small plurality.
Mills and Elmquist are both renom
inated on the republican ballot
for railroad commissioners.
This week state committees for
the several parties are chosen and by
next week the campaign for election
should be on in earnest. Five weeks
from next Tuesday evening the fight
will be over. Allah be praised.
The so-called "progressive" com
mittee of fifty has indorsed one P.
V. Collins as a candidate for gover
nor. Apropos of this the Minneapolis
Journal of Saturday printed a very
remarkable cartoon. I depicts P.
V. approaching the bull moose with
a milk pail in one hand and a book
"What I Know About Farming"in
the other. P. V. will probably find
milking the bull moose a more diffi
cult proposition than that of milking
the farmers. But if there is the
least possibility of extracting any
thing he will get it.
By the will of the late Mrs. Cla
rissa Barraclaugh of Minneapolis the
International Sunshine society will
receive $6,000. This society is a
splendid organization. I has carried
cheer to thousands of unfortunates
during sickness, assisted deserving
poor to obtain work and found homes
for many orphans. Those charitably
disposed can make no mistake in
contributing to the support of this
society, which has branches through
out the country.
Petitions for the Roosevelt Electors
who will go on the general election
ballot in Minnesota have been placed
in circulationone hundred petitions
for each of the twelve electors in as
many communities..' The laUP .re-
quires 2,000 signatures for each^ of
the twelve, but a man may^ign ach
petition. According to the ruling of
the attorney general voters who took
part in the primaries can sign the
Abdul Baha Abbas, head of the
Baha cult, says that America is in
need of the breath of the holy spjj-it.
There is no doubt that the breath
from the spirits which influence
Americans needs purifying and ithat
the breath suggested by Abdul would
make a good substitute.
Second Choice Vote.
Following is a summary of the sec
ond choice vote for governor, con
gressman at large and secretary of
state in Miije Lacs county:
CONGRESSMAN AT LARGE
W CD B*
Eddy Eustis. Manahan
3 B* O
CD 9 a
67 1 4
1 17 10
9 i i
The table hereunder givesfthe
vote by countife^ast at the
primaries on September 17, 1912^, for
legislative candidates in the Foriy
tif*h W 1
260 624 855 506
561 579 580 53!)
579 778 717
3259 28912919 174 91 98 87
U. S. Senator
James A. Peterson
Congressman at Large
Frank M. Eddy.
Lars O. Thorpe'.
Adolph O. Eberhart
viartin F. alk
Lewis C. Spooner...
Edward T. Young
J. A. A. Burnquist
D. M. Neill
Secretary of State-
James H. Ege
G. H. Mattson
Julius A. Schmahl
Walter J. Smith
Lyndon A- Smith
R. R. & W. Commissioner, 4 yrs.
E. H. Canfteld
R. R. W. Commissioner, 6 yrs.
Chas. E Elmquist
John F. Kosenwald
Congressman, 8th Dist.
Clarence B. Miller
Represtntative, 45th Dist.
Thos. H. Horton.
Isaac F. Walker
W. C. Doane....
Register of Deeds-
A. G. Osterberg
E. L. McMillan.
Olin O. Myron
R. S. Chapman.
Clerk District Court
Robt. H. King
Ernest P. Moeger
County Commissioner, 1st Dist.
County Commissioner, 2nd Dist.
County Commissioner, 5th Dist.
O. S. Swennes.
as. F. Warren
U. S. Senator-
Daniel W. Lawler
Congressman at Large
XJarl J. Buell
Chas. M. Andrist.
Peter M. Ringdahl..
iOyrus M. King
Secretary ot State-
Harvey W. Grimmer
Chas. W. Bibb
Henry F. Wessel
Wm. F. Donahue.
RR. & W. .Commissioner, 4 yrs.
Julius J. Reiter
R. R. & W. Commissioner, 6 yrs.
F. M. Currier
John N. Gayner
Hy. W. Strickler
Congressman. 8th Dist.
John Jenswold, jr
Chas. A Dickey
County Commissioner, 31d Dist
Congressman jat Large
J. S. Ingalls
Secretary of State-
John Alvin Johnson
J. E. Nash
Congressman. 8th Dist
Carl C. Bratborg
Representative, 45th Dist.
G. H. Pennison
County Commissioner, 1st Dist.
M. A. Carlsson
Congressman at Large
E. E. Lobeck.
Geo. 1. Andrews
Secretary of State-
J. H. Morse
Representative. 45th Dist.
Victor E. Anderson
Rufus P. Morton
Unas. W. Brandborg
Chief Justice Supreme Court
Chas. W. Stanton
Chas M. Start
F. Alex Stewart
Associate Justice Supreme Court
Geo L. Bunn
Judge. 7th Judicial District
Myron D. Taylor
Judge of Probate
Wm. V. Sanford
Countv Superintendent of Schools
A't c6lorado Springs Mir. Bryan, Teddy was very popular'with
who is t.on aj tour, of denunciation,' "lasses during Iris campaign for the
said of"Boosev6lt,'ithe man whom he,P^^
is so xelentlessly. pursuing:1
did.not receiye*at the hands "of Wall
street. Wall street, made him yice
president, arjid by, ajacident of death
he became president. Wall -streiet
made him president,the second time,
an Wall street' menilike Perkins land
Morgan: are on their prayer-bones
this night invoking aid for "Col.
Roosevelt.'' With all^ue respect to
Mr. Bryan,, we do not Relieve he can
put forth sufficient}, proof to show
that Wall street in .itself elected
Koosevelt to the presidency. The
Union has no particular love for
Boosevelt but it wishes to call Mr.
Bryan's attention to the fact that
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OFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS
OF MILLS: LACS COUNTY
Primary Election, September 17, 1912
October 15, ^915, 'is the 'tentative
date designated for* the opening, of
the Panam^canal. ,'T^e^cutting *of
this waterways the gr%etest} engi
neering feati that the world has evelr
accomplished'-the works of other t.'
nations along similar' lines
into insignr^cance when brought into
It's a Stench That Will Stick."
The bull moose cannot wash off the
smell of Standard Oil, and it's quite
an offensive smell too. It' almost
too bad for so young a party to have
a can tied to its tail, but it's there.
$es i% pay?-7~Wahkon Enterprise.
Woodrow Wilson paid higfr tribut
to the ^personal e*h%ractei paUrfetis
and integrity of President Taf
Everybody w?yt-. be doing Jt
November. History will W hi
credit for betng' one of the'"'greates
men who. ever occupied the iwhi
house, and one of the best. JBujbtust
now he is being misunderstood am
misrepresented by a majority %f th
people, probably, of the Unite
States.St. Cloud Journal-Press.