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Half Dozen Aspirants Already
in the Field.
RAGE PROMISES TO BE CLOSE
Progressives Could Name the Winner,
but They Are Not Likely
to Pull Together.
St. Paul, Nov. 19.The scramble
lor the speakership of the next house
of representatives, which meets in
January, is on and the prospects are
that the whole thing will be in doubt
pretty much up to the first of the
year. Here are the candidates: Pat
McGarry, Walker Henry Rines,Mora
Thomas Frankson, Spring Valley W.
I. Nolan and John Lennon, Minneap
olis, and G. W. Brown, Glencoe J. T.
Johnson of Fergus Falls, a druggist
and a member of the last house, may
break into the game at any time. If
those responsible for the new order
of things, by which I mean the so
called progressive movement, sup
posed to include every candidate for
office opposed to the old regime of
bossism, stood back to back there
would be nothing to it, but as viewed
impartially as far as the present as
pirants are concerned it looks very
much as if Pat McGarry or G. W.
Brown would land the job. I am in
clined to believe that Brown is a little
the best bet, though if keeping ever
lastingly at it counts for anything Mc
Garry cannot but win. He is on the
job twenty-four hours a day. Accord
ing to those who claim to be posted
the next house will have a progressive
majority and this claim is not without
substantial backing when it is known
that fully sixty-five members elect
made the race on a progressive plat
form, but the fact matters little with
those who biennially take upon them
selves the organization of the lower
house and the arrangement of the
committees for their own use. Their
cue is the knowledge that the so
called average progressive lacks the
one essential thing, and that is organ
ization The trouble is there are no
privates in the progressive game
Every one is a statesman.
Pat McGarry of Walker arrived on
the scene a week ago, also G. W
Brown of Glencoe, and I can say with
out stretching the truth that both
have been on the job ever since The
two have headquarters at the Mer
chants hotel and every member of the
house has received from one to two
letters from each, not to speak of per
sonal visits. Henry Rmes of Mora
showed up the early part of the week,
but he has not been so active. He
has confined his candidacy to letter
writing. As I once pointed out but
few speakers of the house in the past
twenty years have been named unless
they had the brand of the several in
terests who biennially haunt the legis
lative halls, and I am pretty confident
that the next selection will not be an
exception. To speak plainly the pro
gress majority will be so badly
split up at the close that it will be
compelled to go either to Brown or
McGarry. As the gossips have it in
this neck of the woods the interests
would be satisfied with either of the
two named and in making this state
ment I do not want to be taken as in
timating that either has solicited their
support Just put yourself in their
place. They represent the conserva
tive element. There are four on the
other side of the house and though
elimination has been suggested it will
not happen. For every one who with
draws there will be two to take his
place. Could anything be plainer It
is the old, old story and you cannot
get away from it.
Two years ago State Insurance
Commissioner J. A. O. Preus, as the
principal backer of Governor Hber
hart, predicted that his favorite would
carry every county in the state, and
he made good Mr. Preus, however,
cannot lay claim to the same fore
Bight this year, as the returns tell a
different story Late returns put St
Louis county in the Ringdal column
by a majority of one and the Mankato
man is reported to have lost his home
district, Blue Earth county, to his
rival by a majority of seven Several
ttther counties, complete returns from
tfhich are lacking at this writing, are
said to have been taken over by Mr
Ringdal But then Governor Eberhart
prevailed and what is the use of talk
ing about what he lost. You have un
doubtedly heard the old saw about a
miss being as good as a mile.
One of the several amendments to
the constitution offered to the voters
tor their consideration at the late elec
tionthe one mill road tax-has pre
vailed and that is something to be
thankful for. I hardly know of any
|hing that was more pleasing to the
Mficials at the state capitol, as it rep
resented the unselfish efforts of one
whom they long ago learned to love
a,nd appreciateR. C. Dunn of Prince
ton. Bob's whole soul was tied up in
that amendment and he worked like a
Trojan to secure its passage. The
Btory down here is that he delved
heavily into his bank account to* help
It along. He bought publicity right
Mid left aad I am told he even faired
men to go among the voters and boost
the cause of good roads. The shame
of it all is^that he should have even
been compelled to spend a cent, but
any one who knows the old war horse
knows he never started anything that
he could not finish It is not the cost
with him it is results he wants, and
he generally gets what he goes after.
The scheme of loaning state money
to farmers at a low rate of interest
on approved security, which was a fea
ture of one of the amendments voted
upon at the election, was among those
which failed, and perhaps it is better
tor all concerned. As one state offi
cial put it, had this particular amend
uaent prevailed the crowd entrusted
with the loaning end Of the game
would have been able to perpetrate
an organization which would have
been invincible. Nothing could have
prevailed against it.
f. 4. .j.
Governor Eberhart will have a num
ber of places to fill beginning the first
Of the year, the majority of them be
ing board positions, and already the
wouldbe's are busy. One position that
1B sure to cause him worry is that of
ecretary of the state board of health,
now held by Dr. H. M. Bracken of
Minneapolis. A score of persons are
after his scalp and it looks pretty
much as if they would get It. Dr.
Bracken has been at the head of the
state health department for a number
of years and he has ruled with a
strong hand. Two years ago the legis
lature went after him and reduced his
salary. Then a fight was started on
him by members of the board, but he
beat them to it. The claim is made
that while Dr. Bracken is efficient, yet
at the same time he is extravagant. If
you ever saw any of his traveling bills
you would possibly agree. He sure
charges when he travels for the state.
No $3 a day hotels for him. It is al
ways ?5 or ?6 a day.
Talking about traveling expenses,
Minnesota is too big a state to be nig
gardly with those whose activities ex
tend beyond the confines of the cap
ital or whose work carries them into
other states, but at the same time
there are those who believe that there
is room for reform in the present prac
tice of charging for hotels and other
expenses. I note in the report of
Public Examiner Fritz, covering an
examination of the state bank su
perintendent's department, a total
item for the year 1911 for hotels and
lunches of 4,120.80. For 1912 theon
amount spent for this purpose was in
excess of $5,000. Uncle Sam has a
fixed per diem expense for those who
travel for him and there is no reason
why the scheme could not be adopted
in the case of Minnesota.
That P. M. Ringdal, the Democratic
candidate for governor, did not win is
an old story, but his defeat has in no
wise disheartened the leaders of the
unwashed As one of them put it the
other day this year's fight, if any
thing, has strengthened the Demo
cratic forces in the state, as it has
brought back into the fold a number
Of districts which county option put
out of business two years ago. The
one hope of the Democratic leaders
was the return of the German vote,
and this they think they have accom
plished. I would not be surprised if
their efforts two years from now
were directed at putting over a Ger
man candidate for governor. As far
as any single nationality is concerned
the German vote is the largest in the
With a Democratic president at the
helm every member of the unwashed
who in any way aided in the eleva
tion of the New Jersey governor is
now engaged in a scramble for the
spoils and Minnesota Democrats are
not taking any back seat in the rush.
Frank A. Day of Fairmont is talked
of for the customs department, with
headquarters in St. Paul. Martin
O'Brien of Crookston is mentioned for
the $4,000 position now held by Mar
cus Johnson, and Edward Lynch, it is
said, has his eyes on United States
marshal. As to Fred B. Lynch, the
national committeeman from Minne
sota, the story is that a cabinet po
sition has been picked out for him.
The hunch is, however, that Day et al.
will have to wait awhile. The jobs
they are after will not become vacant
for two years at least.
4* 4 4*
St. Paul is in. the throes of a police
scandal, with much of a nasty nature
to follow. Last week the chief of the
detective department with four sub
ordinates were dismissed, the reason
being that it was for the good of the
department, but there is more than
that behind the discharges. A Burns
detective, Mayor Keller explained,
furnished him information to the ef
fect that the five detectives were put
ting over a close corporation, in
which the colonization of criminals
was the principal feature. This ex
planation sounds nice, but If any one
cares to delve into the controversy
I am inclined to think that he will
find politics behind the whole thing.
The dismissal of the five finishes the
old O'Connor police regime, and that
Is all there is to it.
f. 4. 4.
The inauguration of Governor Eber
hart, which will take place the first of
the year, is to be observed by his
countrymen in a manner befitting the
occasion. The Swedish-American Re
publican club of Illinois is preparing
to take the initiative in the ceremo
nies and may attend in a body. The
organization has asked for entertain
ment for a number of its members
when the event takes place and it may
be joined by other Swedish societies
THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN
X5he Farm Fireside.
Gleanings by Our Country
GLENDORADO AND SANTIAGO.
O. G. Wold and T. Knutsen and
son, Christ, were Foley visitors on
Folke Voge of Sweden has arrived
and is staying at the home of his
aunt, Mrs. TSels Johnson of Glendo
Miss Ida Lee entertained the
Young Ladies' Aid society on Satur
day afternoon at her home in Glen
Miss Alma Wold, who has been
staying with Mrs. T. W. Thompson
in Greenbush, is at her home in
T. Jensen's large new barn is now
completed and is one of the finest
and largest in the county. John
Eusness was the architect.
A crowd of young folks gathered
at the home of Jim Lofty in San
tiago on Saturday evening and
danced till the wee hours of the
Mr. and Mrs. S. Abrahamson called
on relatives in Santiago on Sunday.
They, with their two sons, Pete and
Walter, will leave for Portland,
Ore., tomorrow. We are sorry to
see these old settlers leave but wish
them Godspeed in their new home.
The singing school of Santiago
held a basket social at the old resi
dence of J, E. Odegard on Friday
evening. A very good program was
rendered by the class and the sum of
$30 was realized from the sale of
baskets, which will be used for the
benefit of the M. E. church.
Mrs. Sarah Martin is visiting Mrs.
Mr. Velene fell from a building
last week and sprained his knee.
Mr. and Mrs. Minor Jones visited
at the Hamilton home on Sunday.
Mr. Williams and family have
moved to Princeton for the winter.
Mr. E. Nelson bought a pair of
big horses from Aug. Rines last
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson King and
children visited Wm. Thomas on
Mrs. Fiero and son, Victor, started
on Tuesday for Kansas to visit Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Briggs have
rented their place and intend to
move to Minneapolis.
"EEEE PRINCETON UNION: THTTBSDAY, NOVEMBEK 2lJWi2.
Harry Ellgren has commenced
building an addition to his barn.
Several of the farmers here will
engage in the hoop-making business
Geo. H. Fischer has moved his
sawmill from this place to the Ost
Aug. Haglund left for Princeton
Saturday to serve as a grand juror
at the present term of court.
Quite a number of cellars have
been made in this neighborhood in
order to take care ot this year's
The Swedish Lutherans of this
place held services at Eastwood Tues
day afternoon and evening. Rev.
Carlson of Brainerd and Rev. Gus-returned
tavson of Aitkin preached.
The stork has visited this neigh
borhood quite frequently of late.
Last Thursday it brought a little
boy to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson,
on October 21 a boy to Mr. and
P. Sehlin, and some little time ago
a little girl to Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
The sale at Ege's on Wednesday
was quite well attended.
Choir practice was held in the
Catholic church here on Sunday.
Mr. Lindstrom has purchased a
horse from Mr. Blomquist of Milo.
Mrs. Gennow and Miss Ford were
visitors at J. H. row's on Sunday.
Mrs. Leander visited with Mrs.
August Lindstrom on Sunday after
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Shaw of
Brickton spent Sunday with rela
Misses Anna Baumann. Emma
Linstrom and Minnie Pinz spent
Sunday with Minnie Betzler.
New library books have come for
the west school, district 4, but the
text books have not yet been re
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Forster and
family and Ben Hartman and Fritz
Baumann visited at Pederson's on
McKinley Gennow and Ella Heruth Dam hi and Magnie Bleed are doing
are sick with the mumps. We hope the work.
they will soon be able to attend 1 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Erickson, Miss
school again. Emma Johnson and Jake Knutsen
The Young People's society of the motored to Blue Hill on Sunday
Norwegian Lutheran church met at
in a short musical program and play
ing games of various kinds. A
dainty lunch was served at mid
A party was given at the Fradette
home last Tuesday evening and the
chief amusement was dancing. A
nice lunch was served.
Mrs. Eugene Rehaume and Mrs.
Wm. Normandin have returned home
after attending the golden wedding
of their parents at Anoka.
Sam Shaw came up from Crown to
visit his parents for a couple of days
last week. Sam is a first-calss but
termaker and has charge of a cream
ery out there.
Mr. and Mrs. Stello and Mr. and
Mrs. William Hartman and daughter,
Elvina, and son, Ben, were enter
tained at dinner at Theodore Fors
ter's on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hubers visited at
the Wm. Talen home on Monday
Mrs. Reiber is building a shed so
that her cattle may have a warm
stall this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fryhling of
Milaca were guests at Peter Jensen's
on Monday evening.
Lucas Slagter has sold his river
40 acres to Andrew Trabant. The
price paid per acre was $20.
C. Guldberg has bought a 10-acre
farm one mile east of Princeton and
will move there in the spring.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Thorring en
tertained over 50 of their friends and
neighbors to dinner on Sunday.
Grandma Minks has improved a
little and also Mrs. Thorson, who
has been on the sick list for over a
Miss Olive Wynants of Milaca has
been at her home here the past two
weeks owing to a felon on one of her
A number of our young people
went to Pease on Friday evening to
help surprise Mr. and "Mrs. J. D.
Miss Bertha Minks came home
from Minneapolis on Tuesday and
visited until Friday with her par
ents and other relatives.
L. Slagter, lineman for the Wood
ward Brook telephone company, has
been along the line the past week so
that everything may be in good or
der before the winter weather sets in.
Louis Talen, who has been em
ployed on the Johnston stock farm
at Butler for the past two months,
home on Tuesday nursing a
very sore finger on which a felon had
The Misses Margaret and Mary
Jensen came home on Saturday from
the state agricultural college to at
the silver anniversary of their
parents' wedding. They returned to
college on Wednesday morning.
Mark A. Newman, sr., had quite
an accident on Friday evening.
While going upstairs in his new house
a step built for temporarv use broke
down, throwing Mr. Newman with
great force to the hard floor below.
He was badly bruised and his face
Tuesday, November 19, was the
twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Jensen's wedding. Of
course such an event could not pass
by unnoticed and, although Mr. and
Mrs. Jensen knew nothing about it,
a large number of their old friends
schemed to make this day one of
good cheer, and congratulations. So
on Monday evening they came as a
surprise, bringing refreshments and
gifts with them and remained until
after 12 o'clock to celebrate the
event. We join with all who know
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jensen in hoping
they may live to celebrate their
H. L. Bemis is courting at the
county seat this week.
Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Almlie
dayed at C. J. Headman's.
Those who attended the Y.
at Homme's report a good time.
Earl and Ernie Axt spent Sunday
evening at the Sandquist home.
Mrs. A. Lind and Mrs. C. Epbery
spent Monday with Mrs. Sandquist.
Thanksgiving day is drawing near
and we are preparing for the 'fatted
A bunch from Dogtown took in
the hop at Long Siding last Satur
Leslie Crook made his usual trip
to Milo on Sunday and attended
services at No. 6 school house.
Feed will be ground at the Jensen
mill every Monday and Friday. This
is a great convenience to the farmers.
A cement bridge is being erected
over Estes 'brook in Milo. Peter
spent the day with relatives.
Homme's last Friday evening and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Warner and*
the time was spent very pleasantly, daughter, who have been here visit-
ing with 1he former's brother, Fred
Warmer, and family, returned to
their home at AnnandaLe on Satur
The services in the M. E. church
Sunday evening were largely at
tended and the address given by
Rev. Fallenby was interesting
Mr. and Mrs. Will, Laffenere, who
spent the week end with the latter's
mother and brother of this place,
have gone to Cloquet, where they
will be employed.
The great hunters, H. L. Bemis,
H. Barnick, L. M. Crook and E. A.
Axt, returned from the uncivilized
deer regions on Sunday each bringing
home the limit. Don't be surprised
if you get a bid to a venison pow
BOGUS BROOK AND BORGHOLM.
Mrs. Kate Niesen was in St. Cloud
between trains on Friday.
T. D. Rowland has installed a
telephhone in his residence.
Miss Ethel Johnson called on Miss
Ethel Lindstrom on Sunday.
E. A. Westling went to St. Cloud
on Friday on a short business trip.
A bouncing boy arrived at the
John Stansky home on Monday, No
J. P. Billings left on Monday for
Winona* where he will serve as a
United States juryman.
Chas. G. Carlson went to Prince
ton on Tuesday to serve as juryman
at the present term of court.
The Ladies* Sewing circle of the
Swedish Lutheran church met with
Mrs. Aug. Frisk on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Swedberg and
Mrs. Albin Swenson visited at the
Wm. Hofferbertf home on Sunday.
Gust Hedin returned from Duluth
on Thursday alter a pleasant visit
with friends and relatives at that
Henry Westling had an exciting
time on Monday when his team ran
away with him. Fortunately he
was not hurt.
Ed Hall and family of Stanchfield
lake and Mrs. Sjoberg of Princeton
were visitors at the Niesen home
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Westling and
the Misses Betsy and Alice Westling
called at the Kate Niesen home on
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Lindstrom on
Monday received the sad news of the
death of a relative at Mora and left
for that place the same evening.
9x18 reservoir and high closet,
made of best cold rolled steel,
fully warranted. Just like
the cut. Our price
P. P. Stewart
We wish to impress upon you
the importance of buying a P. P.
Stewart Heater. It will reduce
your coal bill, and give you more
heat than and other stove made.
We have them in different sizes
and styles from
G. JL BARRETT, Prop.
Successor to North Side Milling Co.
LL kinds of feed grind
ing done on short
notice- Ground feed for
sale, and delivered to any
part of the city. We also
make and keep on sale
Wheat and Rye Graham.
A Share of Your Patron
age is Solicited
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
GRAIN, HAY, ETC.
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 75
Wheat, No. 2 Northern 73
Wheat, No. 3 Northern 70
Beans, hand picked 1,email@example.com-
Beans, machine run firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild hay T.50
Tame hay 12.00
Fat beeves, per ft 3B 6c
Calves, per ft 4c 5c
Hogs, per cwt 16.75
Sheep, per ft 3c(a4c
Hens, old, per ft 9c@10
Springers, per ft 10c
Minneapolis, Wednesday evening.
Wheat, No. 1 hard, 84c No. 1 Nor
thern, 83c: No. 2 Northern. 82c
White Oats, 29c No 3, 27c.
Flax, No. 1, $1.33.
Corn, No. 3 Yellow, 46c.
I will sell at auction on my farm
in section 2, Greenhush, on Wednes
deay, November 27, beginning at 12
m., all my horses, cattle, machinery
and household goods.
h. P. Johnson, Owner.