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PRINCETON, MINN., JUNE 25, 1896.
HE Globe thinks Gen. Fiiz-Hugh
Lee would make a model governor for
the new State of Cuba.
IF Minnesota should have a free sil
ver ticket this fall it is said John Lind
will be placed at the head.
MCKINLEY and Hobart are all right,
and with the exception of the gold
plank the platform is an excellent one.
Gov. ALTGELD, the erratic execu
tive of Illinois, was renominated by a
unanimous vote of the Democratic con
vention last Tuesday.
WHITN EY has once more said he will
not be a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for president. His nays
sound like those of a dark horse.
SPAIN is said to bo on the verge of
declaring war against the United
States. The antiquated monarchy is
evidently entering its second child
BLAND and Teller will divide the
good opinions of the Texas bimetallists
of the Democratic party. They want
to indorse one or the other for presi
dent and can't decide which one.
IN Itasca county dl\ thiee parties
seem to indorse Tonne's stand. A let
ter of congratulation has been signed
by the chairmen of the Republican,
Democratic and Populist county com
WHITNEY'S efforts to stem the tide
of free silver opinion in the Democratic
party will probably be unavailing. He
has cast himself into the breach too
latea fact which he now recognizes
to his sorrow.
P. H. KELLY will undoubtedly re
ceive the appointment to the St. Paul
postoffice. His partner, M. Doran, has
O. K.-ed his "P. H. K." and Cleveland
will recognize the debt he owes these
IF Payne's suggestions about a
change in representation were adopted,
Minnesota would be entitled to 30 dele
gates instead of 18. Payne's idea is to
apportion the delegates according to
MORRIS Tribune- The time is almost
elapsed and Clough's enemies have
failed to find anything to say against
him or his administration. This is
one of the best reasons why he should
ANOKA county never does things by
halves. Her delegation was instructed
for Mr. Clough and of the 133 men pres
ent all but three wore Clough badges.
The dispatches failed to state that
these three were Democrats.
SUNDAY'S St. Paul Globe brought
out a coterie of dark horses. So far
all the Democratic stable seems to
contain is this species, no one having
the temerity to announce a desire to
enter the quadrienmal derby.
MAJOR MCKINLEY will have a col
lection of autographs before the week
is over which would completely satisfy
the most ardent collectoi. Every mail
brings hundreds of letters of congratu
lation from people in all walks of life.
G. G. HARTLEY'S name is frequently
mentioned as a congressional possibil
ity since the national^ convention. O.
D. Kinney is another Duluthian who is
said to have a bee. The western end
of the district is yet to be heard from.
OHIO has been drawn upon again for
a presidential candidate. The Buck
eye State has furnished us some of our
best rulers and McKinley will prove
no exception. "McKinley and pro
tection" will be a winning battle-cry.
DORAN has decided to let the gold
and silver bugs fight it out without
meddling. Not even Whitney's im
passioned appeal could keep him in
America. He will visit the land of his
fathers until the political sea presents
an unruffled surface.
HENNEPIN county's court house has
been a bone of contention ever since
the building was proposed. Now when
it is practically completed the trouble
appears to have only begun, for a suit
has been commenced asking for a lien
with instructions to the sheriff to sell.
The trouble arises from an unpaid bill
for marble used by one of the con
tractors. ,.,ftl_ ryr*r
HENNEPIN county has found enough
unused railroad'lands in the city limits
S Minneapolis to draw $2,500 taxes
from the corporation coffers. The
good work has been begun all over the
State and the speculations of the rfil
roads will be greatly curtailed?^ & J$
^THE Duluth News-Tribune has the
matter sized up about right when it
says: "The Minneapolis dozen who are
attempting to defeat the nomination, of
D. M. Clough for governor are doing
so because they are not able to use
him to perpetuate their schemes."
PRESIDENT VA N HORNE, although
president of the Canadian Pacific rail
road and honored with the knighthood
by Queen Victoria, is an American
with American sympathies. He wears
the badge of "McKinley and Protec
tion" enamelled in our national colors.
CLOUGH'S strength is -being demon
strated daily. The conventions de
clare for him no matter if the organs
of the opposition declare against him.
The people may be misrepresented
sometimes but when given an oppor
tunity to speak they never misrepre
SECRETARY MORTON'S crop report
for June says that there is a much
larger acreage of wheat in Minnesota
this year than last. This is surprising
considering the reports sent out early
in the season, which stated that owing
to high water the acreage would be
much less. Is J. Sterling trying to
bull the market?
ST. PA UL Dispatch: The Iowa Re
publicans were sadly disappointed at
the showing made by Senator Allison
in the St. Louis convention. They had
been brought up to believe that, after
all the claim of McKinley's friends,
the Iowa senator would make quite a
good showing in the southern states,
where he had little or no following.
RAMSEY county's district court has
decided that the boiler inspection law
was class legislation and therefore un
constitutional. Inspector Zelch says
he will continue to perform the duties
of his office until the decision is acted
upon by the supreme court. Should
the decision be sustained one of the fat
appointments will be denied the next
ALTHOUGH McKinley was greatly
honored by the Republican party last
week his life this week has not been
all a rosy dream. The newspaper cor
respondents bulletin his every move,
admirers tire him with the pump
handle act and curiosity seekers are
carrying off his fence, brick sidewalk
IF anyone has doubted that the Cu
ban affair would not be an issue in this
campaign it is now time to cease
doubting. First came the Republican
platform which urged the recognition
of Cuba as an independent nation, and
following upon its heels came Gen.
Lee's letter urging armed interference.
Republicans and Democrats alike seem
to be preparing to make the most of
the affair and as political capital its
stock is quoted away up.
MINNEAPOLIS Tribune: A nonoge
narian down in Ohio has set the Dem
ocratic party a good example. Realiz
ing that his days of usefulness were
over, he prepared his own funeral ser
vices and was himself on hand to bid
his friends good-bye. Now when the
final summons does come he can go
hence with a feeling of perfect satis
faction while his friends cannot but
appreciate his kindly consideration in
relieving them of so much trouble.
EIGHTY railroad men have begun
suits aggregating hundreds of thou^
sands of dollars against railroad com
panies having terminals in Chicago.
Affidavits to support charges of black
listing have been filed and the matter
thoroughly tested. The men say they
have been blacklisted on account of
the great A. R. U. strike of 1894 andcounty
have been unable to secure employ
ment since. Conspiracy is charged
against the companies and the men
seem to have substantial proof of the
existence of the unholy combination.
SENATOR NELSON has returned home
and in an interview states that, while
he has no feeling against any of the
candidates for governor, he will sup
port Governor Clough to the best of
his ability. He would have remained
neutral in this matter, undoubtedly,
had not a number of papers opened a
campaign of abuse upon him. This is
one of the most foolish things the
Clough opposition could have done
and yet they cannot see their error.
Each week someone comes out to sup
port the governor through the efforts
of the opposition to whip them into
line on the other side.
GOV. CLOUGH'S BIG LEAD.
Beginning with the Mille Lacs eon*
vention, on the 13th, there had been
held up to Saturday night eleven
county conventions. Of these, the fol
lowing gave their delegations to Gov
ernor Clough: Anoka, 11 delegates
Brown, 12 Le Sueur, 14 Lincoln,' 7
Lyon, 11 Mille Lacs, 9 Morrison, 14
Nobles, 11a total of eight solid dele
gations and 89 delegates, But in Rice
county, the governor has 10 of the 18
delegates, and in Kanabec he has a
contesting ..delegation in a con
vention where ~he had the maand
jority of delegates. He Hherefore has
99 delegates so far, not counting Ka
nabec, while Clapp has 8 in Rice and
Van Sant 22 in Winona,
So ends the first week of the guber
natorial contest.* At this rate, the
governor will have a walkaway much
like that of McKinley. If he gets the
Kanabec delegates, as he probably
will, he would have 105 in a total of
135. That would be more than three
times what all the other candidates
together elect, or about 75 per cent of
the whole. This is if anything a little
better than McKinley did.
It was first reported that Donald
Grant and his confreres outgeneraled
the Clough majority in Rice county
and elected 14 of the 18 delegates there
for Clapp. The Faribault railroad
contractor may have outgeneraled the
Rice county farmers, but he could not
outvote them, and the delegates elected
happen to be in a majority for Clough.
At Aitkin, Fergus Falls,. Litchfield,
Red Wing and other points local
primaries have been held, with vary
ing results. Aitkin sends to its county
convention a Gibbs delegation. Fer
gus Falls elects a Clapp delegation to
meet the farmers of Otter Tail at the
county seat. Both Litchfield and Red
Wing elect Clough delegations.
The surprise of the campaign is the
apparent lack of strength of Mr. Lee
in his own district. In Morrison
county he had about one-thfrd of the
delegates at the county convention,
and they bolted when they discovered
their weakness, without waiting for a
ballot. It is unfortunate for Mr. Lee
that his first convention should* pi o
duce a bolting delegation. It is a law
of politics that the majority never
bolts. Mr. Lee is unfortunate in be
ginning his campaign with a bolt. His
friends showed poor judgment in the
way they bolted. If they thought the
Clough majority was not propeily
elected at the primaries, Lee's friends
ought not to have attended the conveu
tion at all, and should made their fight
on that count. But having attended
the convention, they should have
stayed in it until the proceedings were
completed and then made their contest
on the proceedings. To attend and go
just far enough to find that they were
in a minority, and then bolt, does not
give them a^ood case to present to the
State convention, nor does it give Mr.
Lee's gubernatorial boom a good in
troduction to the State.
The gubernatorial campaign up to
date seems to be a contest between
Clough, Clapp and Van Sant, with
Clough so strongly in the lead that the
others will do well to get inside of the
distance flag. The only hope of the
field against Clough is by a general
combination of forces, and it looks
strongly doubtful if the combined op
position will give the governor any
more trouble than it did McKinley.
HE double murder of Edward Paul
and Jacob Hayes and the brutal beat
ing of Dr. Foster at Wyoming last Fri
day night by tramps has stirred Min
nesota more than any crime that has
been committed since the Northfield
raid. The murderers were from the
South and appear to be outlaws of a
most desperate character. The small
value placed on human life by these
ruffians seems to be a characteristic of
Southern roughs,"but the speedy man
ner in which justice claimed the mis
creants will be a warning to others of
their ilk. The citizens of Chisago
are to be congratulated on the
prompt manner in which they acted
and rounded up the knaves. Let them
suffer the extreme penalty with all
CONGRESSMAN TOWNE has sliown
the stuff from which he is made. He
is a firm believer in the principles of
bimetallism and though he could have
easily secured a renomination and
election by remaining in the party, he
withdrew when the national conven
tion declared in favor of monometal
lism. He showed that he was con
scientious by his action and "would
rather be right than be congressman."
He announces that he will be an inde
pendent candidate and the situation is
not simplified by this announcement.
He has a strong following, both of
personal friends and admirers and
others who hold similar views on bhe
A JOB FOR MILLER, 3 ^/i
The Luverne Herald wants To %/ow
if the average editor considers Gov.
Ckug an example which could safely
be pointed out for the emulation of the
growing youth of the State. Well, if
Editor Miller can raise boys who will
duplicate or improve upon the record
of Gov. Clough he will ,do well by fu
ture generations to abandon politics
journalism and devote the re
maining years of his life to raising
statesmen and in every case his chil
dren will be a credit to their bringing
up.Lake Benton News.
Congressman Towne has returned to
Duluth from Washington. He was en
thusiastically received by his friends
and a public demonstration ensued in
which, it is reported, five thousand
people participated. He delivered an
address in which he used this language
concerning the currency question: "If
any man thinks I will seek to secure a
re-election to congress or any other
office by a recantation of my opinions,
let him disabuse-his mind of that idea
at once. I had rather be right than
be a member of congress from this dis
trict." These are the brave words of
a brave mana declaration that with
him principle is paramount to office
and the people will honor him for hurl
ing defiance full in the aee of the time
serving politicians who, have tried so
hard to force him to an abandonment
of a free silver stand.Grand Rapids
A man in Clay county while on his
way to borrow his neighbor's paper,
was struck by lightning and killed.
We have no comment to make here.
To intelligent people it isn't necessary.
The gubernatorial situation is un
changed. Clough is still in the lead
and will undoubtedly remain there, al-"1
though there is a red hot fight on, with
the field against Clough. The com
mittee of 100 in Hennepin county and
the Eustis-Lee-Van Sant combine, is
causing Clough's friends to rally to his
support, and it certainly looks as
though he will "carry the county in
spite of the unholy combinations.
Such combines are not popular with
the people, and usually prove to be the
worst kind of boomerangs.Litchfield
TO SECURE PROSPERITY.
The increase of tariff rates 'may or
may not, on the whole, advance the
best interests of the American people.
A change in the basis of our currency
may increase enterprise generally, or
may simply insure to the benefit of
combined capital working to selfish
ends. But the promotion of American
commerce the extension of export
trade the reopening of the once great
inland commerce of the Mississippi,
and a general, hearty, universal effort
to develope interstate and foreign
trade and local industries, and to curb
the over-weening greed of monopolies,
must be sousrht, if prosperity in its true
sense is to bless the American people
and conserve the republic.. Paul
HOME MARKETS ARE BEST.
It has always seemed to me that it
was infinitely better that the farmer
should have a market at home, a mar
ket at his very door, than be compelled
to seek a market in distant countries
and among distant populations. As
long as there is a demand at home it is
a self evident proposition that it is bet
ter than to seek consumers abroad,
and that the home demand is safer,
more reliable and more profitable than
any foreign market can possibly be.
American buyers are the best in the
world.Hon. Wm. McKinley.
THIS IS ATVFUL.
We treat with contempt the idiotic
remarks of W. Judas Burt, the pusil
lanimous pup editing that erratic and
dirty little rag, the Clinton Advocate.
.r-T THEY ARE HONEST. j. i
Congressman Towne says he will
leave the Republican party and stump
the State for free silver if the party
adopts a gold standard plank at St.
Louis. He says he would rather be
right than be congressman. Such men
as Towne are not freaks as some would
have the people believe they are hon
est in their convictions and are with
the common people.Wells Forum.
i^Eundreds of new things on my 10c
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We have them in
LADIES' and GENTS' MACKINTOSHES,
RUBBERS, in razor, opera and wide lasts,
CHILDREN'S RUBBERS, all sizes,
RUBBER BOOTS, heavy and light.
A BI DRIVE.
Ladies' and Misses' Waterproof Circulars 75c.
Just the thi ng for the children.
Misses' School Caps in Golf styles. Newest
line of Boys' Caps in town in Golf and Bicy
cle styles. Latest patterns in Men's Golf Caps.
Men's and Boys' Summer Shirts in Negligee
with ties, laundered and half laundered.
Men's and Boys' Sweaters from 25c to $1.50.
W have an extra fine line of Carpets and for
the next 30 days we will give purchasers a
cash discount of 10 per cent.
Miss Huff has attempted to bring a fine, large
stock of Millinery to Princeton and without
doubt has succeeded. Her merits as a trimmer
are well knonwn to the Ladies of Princeton,
and if you patronize her can be confident that
her work will please. Th usual low prices
will prevail in this department throughout the
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We have Men's Suits from $6 up.
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We carry a complete line^bf Dry
Goods, Groceries, Hardware, and
Gents' Furnishings. Also a nice
Line of Men's, Women's and Chil
dren's Shoes and Rubbers. We've
just received a nice'line of Men's
Women's and Children's Straw
Hats. We carry a Large Stock of
Candies, Oranges, LemonsjXand