OCR Interpretation

The Princeton union. [volume] (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, August 14, 1902, Image 1

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016758/1902-08-14/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year.
Jg Land Agent*
Established 1892
Incorporated 1&97
4$- J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. $r
I Does a General Banking Business, i
Collecting and Farm and &
"T Insurance. Village Loans,
I Railroad Lands
Paid Up Capital $30,000
Surplus, 5,000
A General Banking Business
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r.
Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at /M
Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by %L
0 The Great Northern and gk
(ft St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies.
For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
write to
iz l.nnH A crent. Princeton, Minn. 0
Princeton Mercantile Co.
ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour
Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in
village Exchange work
Rye Flour, BucKwneat Flour, Ground Feed, Etc.
Foley Bean Lumber
Manufacturers and
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com.
plete Stoc% of Building Material.
Agents for
CAPACITY 20,000,000.
Postoffice Address, BricktOtl, Minn.
I ^m ,^m ^m ^m ^'tj ^-u-^-|.r U^""~l_TA~t_ ^H^ ~X- l'
Vesta 10 Per Cent
Choice patterns in
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time De
Prints, Percales
and Ginghams
Very pretty designs and goods
of the best wearing quality.
Gents* Hats
New stock, latest styles.
Stylish and Up-to-Date.
Our Grocery
Includes a fine line, both staple
and fancy. Look over our stock.
John N. Berg.
Long Distance Phone 313
Centrally located All the comforts of home
life Unexcelled service Equipped with every
modern com enience for the treatment and the
cure of the sick and the invalid All forms of
Electrical Tieatment Medical Baths Massage,
X-ray Laboratory, Tiained Nurses in attend
ance Special advantages obtained in this in
stitution for the treatment of chronic diseases
and diseases of women either medical or sur
gical and for the legitimate care of confine
ment cases
Open to the piofession Any phvsician in
good standing can bring patients here and at
tend them himself Only non-contagious dis
eases admitted Charges reasonable
Medical Director
Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Specia list
Ladies! I
Don't buy your spring and sum
mer goods, silks, shirt waists,
separate skirts, etc., until you
have examined our line. i
Call and see our line of hats,
mackintoshes and rain coats.
Save Your Money
by buying dry goods, and gro-
4. ceries from D. BYERS.f
Dr. C. F. Walker's
Dental Parlors
now located
in the
Oddfellow's new building,
where Dr. Walker
will attend
to his
appointments from the
1st to 20th
of each
In Cambridge
a 1st to a8th
of each month,
office over
Gouldberff &
A BHef Outline of the New Law for
Nominating Candidates for the
General Election.
Some of the Law's Provisions that
Will be of Interest to all Who
Are Legal Voters.
On Tuesdaj, the sixteenth day of
September will be held the first gen
eral primary election of the State.
The first primary election law was
passed by the legislature of 1S99 and
applied only to Hennepin county. Af
ter the law was tried by Hennepin
county in the municipal elections of
Minneapolis, the law became quite a
reform fad and the legislature of 1901
made the law general throughout the
State, excepting that it does not apply
to nominations for State officers, or in
town, village or special elections. In
putting the law to the test in some of
the smaller cities throughout the
State last year it was found to be a
veryjmpractical method of nominating
municipal candidates and entailed
much red tape and expense, many can
didates preferring to run independent
rather than pay a fee to file as a can
didate under the provisions of the law
for offices that pay no salary. The re
sult was that at the special session of
the legislature last winter the law was
amended and cities of 10,000 inhabit
ants or less were excepted from its
provisions in municipal elections.
The primary election next month will
apply to all judicial, congressional,
legislative, county and city officers,
whose names will appear on the pri
mary election ballots in the order
enumerated. The primary election
will be in all its provisions practically
the same a3 a regular election, with
the exception of course that those re
ceiving the highest number of votes
will be the party nominees whose
names will appear on the regular elec
tion ballots at the Noyember election.
Candidates who run at the primary
election and are defeated cannot get
their names on the November election
ballots, but there is nothing in the
provisions of the law to prevent a can
didate from running- independent at
the regular election in November, and
this is where some of the fall candi
dates intend to be found. One pecu
liar provision of the law is that while
a man who two years ago ^'generally
supported'* the Democratic ticket and
has since changed to a Republican and
is a candidate for office, he can qualify
as a candidate at the primary election,
but cannot vote the ticket of the party
he has become converted to. That is
to say, he cannot vote for himself, and
candidates are so modest they would
not be guilty of such an act anywaj.
Under the technical construction of
the law a man who has changed his
political belief cannot vote for the
candidates of the party of his latest
choice at the primary election this fall,
but must wait two years, and is put on
political probation.
Under the law the primary election
day decomes the first registration day
for the general election in November,
there being three general election
registration days, the same as before.
To have the right to vote a person
must have the following requirements:
He must have the right to register on
that day as a voter in that election
district at the ensuing general elec
tion That is he must on the general
election day ensuing Nov. 4, have been
a resident of the State six months with
the legal requirements of citizenship.
A first voter does not have to be of
age on the day of the primary, pro
vided he will be of age Nov. 4, nor
does he have to declare his past party
affiliations or principles. A person
can vote in the election district in
which he resides on the primary elec
tion day if he has not resided there 30
days but intends to remain there until
the general election day.
The ballots for the primary election
will be printed on white paper in black
ink, the printed matter on the ballots
to be about the width of two newspa
per columns, and there shall be a
separate ballot for each political party,
the candidates of which party have
properly qualified as candidates. The
ballots will contain the names of the
candidates grouped in the order as
already stated. At the top of each
ballot will appear the words "Primary
Election Ballot," and to be followed
underneath by the name of the party
which the ballot represents. Then
will follow the words "List of Can
didates for Nominations to be Voted
for" in district or ward as the case
may be. In double columns under the
head of the ballot will appear the
names of all the candidates to be voted
for in each particular election district.
For instance voters in a commissioner
district will only vote for the candidate
for county commissioner that dis
trict and in the list of candidates for
county commissioner only candidates
for any particular district will appear
on the ballots. In other words the
ballots are substantially the same in
arrangement as those for a general
election, with the exception as noted
that there will be a ballot for each
political party instead of having can
didates for all parties grouped on one
ballot. Fourteen days before the
primary election the county auditor
makes up primary election ballots for
the different political parties and shall
post the same in his office and shall
publish the same twice before the
election. In printing the ballots the
order of the candidates under each of
fice is to be changed so that each can
didate's name shall come first on as
nearly as possible an equal number of
ballots, and the ballots are to be ar
ranged in packages or pads with
reference to this rotation. In so
rotating the names and arranging the
ballots in packages, the office having
the most candidates under it is to be
used in making the changes of position.
"With these provisions the voter
ought to become pretty familiar with
the ballots and the candidates. If he
has not had the pleasure of the "glad
hand" with any of them he can look
them up or inquire into their record.
The law intends that the voter shall
be monarch of all he surveys to the
extent of one vote only. He goes to
the polling place where the polls shall
remain open from 6 in the morning un
til 9 at night, and registers. He then
calls for his ballot, designating the
political party and he is handed a bal
lot by the judge and goes into the vot
ing booth and marks a cross opposite
the names of his candidates for the
different offices. When he has fixed
up his ballot he gives it to the judge
who deposits it in the ballot box. In
case a voter's right to vote is chal
lenged then his right is determined by
placing him on oath the same as at a
general election. If his right to re
ceive the party ballot he asks for is
challenged then he must make oath
that the ballot he calls for is the ballot
of the party he "generally supported*'
at the last general election. The term
"generally, supported"' is a very broad
term, and does not mean that he voted
for the head of the opposition ticket,
or for any fixed number of candidates
on that ticket, and j'ust what support
must be given to a ticket to make the
voter "generally" support that ticket,
each must determine for himself. A
voter demanding the right to vote any
ticket at the primaiy, cannot be asked
or required to disclose the name of any
candidate for whom he voted at any
general election. Also the voter is
himself the sole judge, under oath, of
what party he "generally supported."
Inasmuch as at the last preceding
election the voter was doing business
on the q. t. in the booth and no one
knew what ticket he supported, there
is nothing to checkmate a very elastic
At least two weeks prior to the pri
mary, the city and village councils, and
town supervisors shallfixthe bounda
ries of the election districts.
The primary shall be held in these
districts at the places where the last
election was held or at such other place
as shall be lawfully designated. The
place and time of holding the primary
and the hours the polls will be open
and the offices to be filled shall be an
nounced just as for a general election
by posting notices in three public
places one being the polling place.
The judges of election for the, pri
mary must be appointed at least ten
bays before the primary election day
and are appointed as provided by the
general election law. The clerks of
election are also chosen by the judges
as provided by the general election
On the day of the primary election
the saloons are forbidden to sell any
liquor during the hours when the polls
are required to be open, that is from 6
A. M. to 9 p. and the mayor shall
make proclamation to that effect.
The provisions of the general elec
tion law as to false registration, defac
ing posted lists, giving out of ballots,
arrangement of polling room and
boxes, regulations at polling places,
crowds within 100 feet of the polling
place, challenging, manner of voting,
spoiled ballots, assistance in marking
ballots, physical disability, secrecy of
ballot, electioneering within 25 feet of
entrance to polling room, right of em
ployes to be absent from work to vote
without forfeiting wages, violation of
the law and penalties, are made a part
of the primary law.
The clerk of the district court, the
county auditor, the chairman of the
board of county commissioners, and
two justices of the peace, shall consti
tute the county canvassing board, and
shall meet at the court house at 10
o'clock the morning of the second day
after said primary election, and can
vass the returns, which shall be com
pleted by the evening'of the* third day
and the result certified to the secretary
of state immediately.
All primary election candidates must
file his affidavits of candidacy twenty
days before primary election day which
will make August 27th the last day of
grace for candidates to file.
Kemoval of the Mllle Lacs Indians a Live
Topic at the Lake.
The liveliest place in the whole State
of Minnesota will be at the little town
of Lawrence on Mille Lacs lake next
Monday, Aug. 18th at which time will
be held the Mille Lacs Indian council
and grand pow wow with Indian In
spector McLaughlin and Simon Mich
elet, Indian agent at White Earth, to
which reservation most of the Indians
will probably be removed to adopt
the more strenuous modes of life. The
Indians have been getting ready for
this big event for some time, as they
have known that they were to meet the
agents and representatives of the
"Great Father" at some point on the
lake for some time. The chief first
received notice from Inspector Mc
Laughlin that the council would be
held at Cove, and some thought that it
would be held at Vineland, but Law
rence finally drew the winning card,
and will get in history as the last great
meeting place of the Mille Lacs Chip
pewas. That is providing the officials
of the government succeed in making
satisfactory arrangements with Indians
which many think is doubtful.
The Mille Lacs Indians have been com
ing into Lawrence for some time and
are arriving in large numbers every
day. The council will probably last
for several days, as much tact and pa
tience will have to be used in getting
the early settlers around the lake to
come to some kind of an agreement
with the government, as to the amount
of money that must be allowed them
for improvements, and the allotments,
etc. The red man is slow and deliber
ative and as a rule does not hurry mat
ters. In this council the Indians are
making a final deal which means a re
linquishment of the lands at Mille Lacs
lake and the right of occupancy of the
same forever". There wiihbe -nearly -a*
thousand Indians assembled at Law
rence and vicinity during the council
should all the Indians that are on the
Mille Lacs lake roll call be present.
There are 996 Indians credited to the
Mille Lacs band, but of this number
only 364 regularly reside at the lake.
GusBeaulieu, who has always espoused
the cause of the Mille Lacs Indians,
and has been mutually interested in
their welfare, is at the lake conferring
with the Indians, and giving them ad
vice on the question "to move or not to
A correspondent from Lawrence
sends the following to the UNION
which would indicate that there has
been some misunderstanding between
the Indians and the government offi
cials and that matters are not in the
best shape to be wished for. The cor
respondent says. "There is much dis
satisfaction among the Indians be
cause of their summons to Lawrence
this last week. It appears that the
chief sent out runners through the
country to round up the braves in an
ticipation of a payment. The dusky
denizens of the forest came in bands
and were disgusted to discover that
there was no payment, as they had
been led to believe but simply a re
newal of the proposition to remove to
White Earth. They took their packs
and began their homeward journey
with supreme contempt for the govern
ment and its agents. It is doubtful
now whether the grand council at
Lawrence the 18th will be well at
tended. Conversation with the In
dians impels one to believe that they
will not leave their "happy home"
here, and move to White Earth as has
been so loudly heralded. There is
much unity of feeling however among
the Indians on a new proposition sub
mitted by the chiefs. This plan pro
vides for the purchase by the govern
ment of scattered tracts of land along
Mllle Lacs lake, which tracts shall be
held open for actual settlement by the
Indians if they should find life at the
reservation unpleasant. This plan
however will be considered a peace
pipe dream by the agent and will prob
ably be disregarded. The Indians are
here and a good many say they are
here to stay. The smooth gliding
birch bark canoe and the merry bands
of Indian children playing on the lake
shore may be a familiar sight for
years to come. If the government
would give that $50,000 to a railroad
company as a bonus for constructing a
railroad along the lake, the Indian
problem'would adjust itself."

xml | txt