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JAMES GRAY SPEAKS
He is Accorded a Hearty Reception in Village and Delivers Address Which is Well Received. State Fire Marshal Peterson Also Ha- ranguesthe Audience on Polit- ical Issues of the Day. On Monday night James Gray, democratic candidate for governor, and Edward Peterson, state fire mar shal, addressed a large audience at the opera house. Fred Johnson was advertised to speak with Mr. Gray but he was unable to be present. The proceedings commenced with a very pleasing overture rendered by Miss Lola Scheen on the piano, and follow ing this Chairman J. J. Skahen intro duced Edward Peterson, state fire marshal. Mr. Peterson began his dissertation by saying that he had been unjustly criticised by the newspapers for traveling about the country spellbind ing instead of being up north fighting forest fires. He said that forest fires did not come within his jurisdiction that C. C. Andrews was the man to attend to that matter. Knute Nelson and others, including state official^ he declared, had attacked him for making political speeches when, as a matter of fact, he was more justified in his work of stumping the state than fcheyhe was on his annual vacation and could pass his time as he saw fit, but the state officials, most of whom are making political speeches, are virtually stealing their time. The state is paying them for attending to their duties, while they are galloping about the country and drawing salaries for which they are doing nothing. The speaker read a number of extracts from speeches made by Dolliver, Burton, Knute Nelson and Eberhart to show that the last two were allied with the interests and that they upheld the infamous Payne tariff law He tore the woolen schedules to pieces, saying that the tariff on second-class goodsgoods used by the poor manwas 141 per cent, while that on the first gradeused by the rich manwas but 95 per cent. He paid a "glowing compliment" to Ed Smith, saying he had lots of confi dence in money but none in the people. In his concluding remarks Mr. Peterson extolled T. D. O'Brien, Fred Johnson, W H. Ladner and other candidates on the democratic ticket. Chairman Skahen then introduced Mrs. Claire Caley, who sang a solo which was well received. She was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Ewing. James Gray was then intro duced and delivered an address which took well with the audience. He is a good speakermuch better than the average spellbinder. Mr. Gray declared that party lines were fast retreating, that they were being obliterated and that the people were coming to the front. This was due to the progessive movement which has taken hold of the country and which is bound in the course of time to relegate the standpatter to the background. Party lines he said, are loose all over the United States and the fight is between the progressives and conservatives with everything in favor of the former. Mr. Gray touched upon the tariff and declared that the wool and cotton men vir tually made their own tariff schedules that there was ample proof of this. The administration's railroad bill, he said, which pretended to enlarge the powers of the interstate commerce commission, when first introduced actually curtailed such powers. This was afterwards remedied by the demo crats and progressives. The old policies accepted today by Theodore Roosevelt are the same as the issues set forth 25 years ago and until re cently scoffed at. In the republican party today, said Mr. Gray, there are progressives and standpatters in a proportion of eight-tenths to two tenths. He read extracts from the Pioneer Press detailing Eberhart's visit to Taft and said that the latter was plainly a standpatter and that his views were directly opposite to those of President Rooseveltas shown in the extracts. I stand fairly and squarely for the election of United States senators by the people, said Mr. Gray. In that case the senate would not have, as it does now, the power to block pro gressive legislation. I stand for county option, not as a temperance or prohibition measure, but because it would give the people the right to say what they want. Eberhart said he could not support county option, as it would bind the republican party. He said at Mankato it was a case for the legislature only, and if a county option bill were passed he would sign it. He is, however, con tinually changing his viewsor pre tending toon the subject, and at this time I do not know where he is at. The campaign is not so much of a tariff question or other economic question as it is of whether the people shall rule. It is not a question of re publicanism or democracy, but a question of the people against privi- He said he was asking nothing per sonally from the people that he was not a self-seeker, but was forced into the race by circumstances he had been taken from private life which agreed with him to make the race. If the people agreed with him in the policies which he advocates he asked them to vote for him. At the conclusion of Mr. Gray's able speech Chairman Skahen an nounced that Mr. Gray would go to the door and be glad to shake hands with the people as they left the hall. At the door G. A. Eaton, who sat on the platform during the proceedings, introduced the people to Mr. Gray. Alfred Jaqnes Addresses Sleeting. Alfred Jaques, democratic candidate for congress in the Eighth district, addressed a meeting at the court house hall on political issues last evening. The speaker was introduced by Chair man J. J. Skahen and throughout his discourse confined himself to congres sional matters and threw in a liberal sprinkling of criticism for Clarence B. Miller. He said that the holders of wealth have assumed and exercise the power that was formerly held by the people and that this was made possible only by the representatives these special interests have succeeded in electing to congress. For a num ber of years, he said, a power had grown up in the house wl ich has evolved itself into a big republican machine and which recognizes, through Speaker Cannon, only those whom it feels inclined to. When a bill is introduced which the great house machine does not wish to be come law it is invariably killed committeepigeonholed. This ma chine which rules the house gave birth to what is known as the insurgent movement. It caused a number of progressive republicans to break away from the regularsthey refused to be dominated longer. The special interests, he declared, established the house machine for their own protec tion, but the time is fast approaching when it will collapse J. Adam Bede, said Mr. Jaques, was a Cannon man and believed the speaker to be all rightBede was conscientious in his belief. But this trust in Cannon was responsible for his defeat. There was nothing under handed about Mr. Bede. Mr. Miller, however, did not keep his promises to his constituents. He said he would oppose Cannon if he were the only house member to do so. But he voted for the speaker's re-election and also for many other measureswhich Mr. Jaques enumeratedthat he should have voted against. Mr. Jaques said that it was general ly conceded that the next house would be democratic and therefore if elected he could do much more for his constit uents than could Clarence Miller. Being a democrat he would be on the majority side. Rev. Koenig Leaves Princeton. Rev. W. H. Koenig, who for five years was pastor of the Princeton German Methodist church, departed on Monday for Chippewa Falls, Wis., to which place he has been assigned by the conference. It is with a feeling of deep regret that his congregation and the people of Prince ton generally see Rev. Koenig leave here, and he would much rather stay among those whom he has grown to love, but the decision of the confer ence must be complied with. During his residence here Rev. Koenig has made many friends. He has worked hard in his field of endeavor and has accomplished much good. The best wishes of the people of Princeton go with Rev. Koenig to his new pastor ate. His two daughters will remain here a while. 2lev. Wolfe of Iowa will succeed Rev. Koenig. Beaten to a Mummy. Until pretty late in the eighteenth century mummies entered into a great variety of drugs, balms and other medicaments. As the genuine mummy was then expensive, recipes were giv en by many ancient writers for con verting human flesh into mummy. Usually only certain portions of the body were used, and these were beat en, dried, macerated and spiced out of all likeness to their natural condition, hence "beaten to a mummy." Numer ous allusions are made to the prac tice in ancient literature, and in an old play, "Bird In a Cage," are the directions, "Make mummy of my flesh and sell me to the apothecaries." E. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1910. WINS MORE LAURELS _____ Princeton Downs Elk River for the Second Time But Victory is Not Easily Achieved. Home Team Has Won Every Contest This Season ond Next Game Will Be With Foley. The Princeton high school football team added another bunch of bay leaves to their football crown by de feating the Elk River high school team on the latter's grounds last Saturday, the final count being IS to 0. Two weeks previous to this Princeton had beaten the same team 34 to 0 at the Princeton fair grounds and football dope pointed to another victory for the orange and black. But Elk River had been up against the fast St. Cloud eleven and had learned considerable football, al though suffering defeat at the hands of the Saintly City players. This ex perience, together with two weeks practice, put them in fairly good shape to give a good account of them selves when the Princeton team arrived for battle. Elk River won the toss and chose to defend the north goal, the wind slightly favoring this end of the field. Robideau kicked on to Elk River's 10-yard line and the ball was returned 15 yards. Then Elk River went at it hammer and tongs and succeeded in making first down several times before they could be held for downs. By this time they had rushed the ball well into Prince ton's territory and the crowd was wildly yelling for a touchdown, but the Princeton defense stiffened, the forward progress of the ball toward Princeton's goal line was checked and Caley booted the ball back to the center of the field. Once more the Elk River offense went at it in smash ing style and again had the ball well down toward Princeton's goal line when the whistle blew for the end of the first quarter. Elk River easily had the best of the argument in the first quarter, but being somewhat lighter than the Princeton boys, they wore themselves down on the stubborn Princeton defense. Princeton came back strong in the second quarter and, gettiing the ball on their own 25-yard line, rushed it down well into Elk River's territory by end runs and line smashes that Elk River's defense was unable to stop. On Elk River's 25-yard line Caley signaled for a forward pass to Angstman and the latter se cured the ball well out in the open and ran through the Elk River tacklers for a touchdown. An off side play was called on Elk River at this point, but Princeton refused the penalty and the touchdown was counted. Robideau missed goal. Score: Princeton, 5 Elk River 0. Encouraged by their score the Princeton team went right back to their smashing style of play and gradually worked the ball towards Elk River's goal line again. On Elk River's 10-yard line Berg was given the ball for a plunge through the line, and before he could be stopped he had crossed the goal line with several of Elk River's backfield tacklers dragging behind him. Score: Prince ton, 10 Elk River 0. Before any further scoring could be done the referee's whistle blew for the end of the second quarter. In the third and fourth quarters Princeton repeated their scoring tactics, Robideau getting away for a long run and a touchdown, and Berg putting a drop kick through the Elk River goal posts from the 25-yard line, making a total of 18 points for Princeton. After the first quarter Princeton played a strong game of football on the offense and defense, Fisher and Briggs carrying the ball consistently on short end runs, plays off tackle and cross bucks, and Berg smashing big holes through the Elk River line for substantial gains. Robideau and Angstman covered the end stations and Elk River found them to be pretty tough propositions to get around. They also handled the forward passes well, each one of them getting away for a touchdown. Jack and Pohl played the tackle positions and Jack proved a veritable whirlwind on the defense, smashing through the line and breaking up the plays and forma tions before they could get fairly started. Pohl made his best showing with the ball, carrying it time after time for long gains through Elk River's line. Fullwiler, Umbehocker and McCool played the center trio and did their share toward adding another victory to the orange and black standard. Caley at quarter ran the team well and usedvgood judg- ment in selecting his plays. Next Saturday the team goes to Foley for a return game, and the fol lowing Saturday, November 5, there will be a game on the local gridiron between the fast Anoka bunch and the Princeton eleven. I County Option Meetings. The Minnesota Anti-Saloon league wifl hold meetings in the interest of the1 county option candidates for the legislature in Princeton and vicinity as follows: J. Youngdahl, superintendent of the Minnesota Anti-Saloon league, will speak at the Firemen's hall, Milaca, on Monday evening, October 31* at 8 o'clock, and at the court house, Princeton, on Tuesday even ing, November 1, at 8 o'clock. E. C. Clemans, superintendent of the Duluth district of the Minnesota Aiiti-Saloon league, will speak in the hall at Becker on Thursday evening, Ndvember 3, at 8 o'clock. Fred Nordquist, superintendent of the Scandinavian department of the Minnesota Anti-Saloon league, will sp^ak in the Swedish language at the Mi E. church, Santiago, on Thursday evening, November 3, at 8 o'clock. C. W. Stark, editor of the Minne sota Issue, will speak in Morehouse hall, Foreston, Friday, October 28, at 8 p" m. at St. Francis on Monday, October 31, at 8 m.: and on Wednes day, November 2, at Spencer Brook at 8 p. m. The public is cordially invited to these meetings. Crippen Found Guilty of Murder It took a London jury but 29 minutes to decide "jTwhether Dr. Crippen was guilty or innocent of the murder of his wifethe verdict was guilty. The death sentence was im mediately passed by Lord Atherstone who declared that the prisoner had been convicted on evidence that left no doubt in any reasonable mind that he cruelly poisoned his wife and mutilated her body. Turning to the prisoner, Lord Atherstone then said, impressively: "I advise you to enter tain no hope of escaping the gallows. I implore you to make your peace wiuh God." Asked whether he had anything to say, Crinpen reolied, "I still protest my innocence." Novem ber 8 is the date set for his execu tion. Ethel Clare Leneve, charged with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Belle Elmore Crippen, was brought up for trial on Tuesday and, after a deliberation of but three minutes, the jury acquitted her. Arrant Demagoguery The United States steel corporation would today have had to pay its just share of the tax burden through a tonnage tax but for the veto of a democratic governor.Senator Moses E. Clapp at Willmar October 19. It was left for the principal speaker in theEberhart campaign force to raise from the grave where it was laid two years ago the corpse of the tonnage tax issue, and to seek to put life into its veins with the breath of sectional prejudice. Admirers of the junior senator from Minnesota should hang their heads in shame for this piece of arrant demagoguery. Senator Clapp knows, if he knows anything about the tonnage tax, that it never in volved a question of the amount of taxes to be paid by the iron interests, and that it was simply a question of the method of imposing taxes. The tonnage tax would ruin a section of the state for the profit of the rest of the state.Duluth Herald. Have Had the Tri-State for Yean. One of our contemporaries, the Little Falls Herald we believe, tells of proposed extensions to be built by the Tri-State Telephone company next spring, one of which includes a line to Princeton. For years Princeton has had both the Tri-State and North western systems, and the service given by the Tri-State cannot be ex celled. It is a pleasure to talk over the Tri-State lines. But we cannot say as much for the other system. Dick Walker Injured Out West Dick Walker's many friends in Princeton and Spencer Brook will be grieved to learn that he had one of his limbs badly crushed in a mill out in Washington where he had been working. His brother, Charley,. is with him. Dick will be laid up for some time but it is to be hoped that the injuries inflicted will not perma nently disable him. Isanti County Commissioner Dead. Andrew Wicklund, chairman of the board of county commissioners of Isanti county, died of tuberculosis at his home in Spring Vale town on the 18th inst. Deceased was a native of Sweden and had been a resident of Spring Vale since 1867. He was a good citizen and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. SHOTINAWOLF HUNT Young Man Prom riinneapolls nis- takes Companian for Wolf and Kills Him in Brush. Remains With Body of His Friend in Woods Throughout the Night and Keeps Silent Vigil. Harry Johnson of Minneapolis was accidentally shot and killed by his friend and companion, Harry Ramin, at Shakopee lake on Sunday night at 11 o'clock. The story of the tragedy, so far as we can ascertain, is as fol lows: The two young men had gone to the lake country for the purpose of hunt ing ducks. There they became acquainted with two other men, resi dents of the locality in which they were hunting, and invited to partici pate in a wolf hunt. The two boys readily accepted the invitation and on Sunday evening, in company with the other two men, started for the woods. The carcass of a horse had been placed at a spot where the wolves do mostly congregate and the four hunters divided up, two going down the main road and two follow ing a blind road. Later they entered the brush, Johnson and Bamin being together, and worked their way back toward the carcass of the horse. Johnson and Bamin eventually be came separated and the latter, whose feet had become stiffened with the cold, moved out from the brush onto the main road and strode up and down to warm himself. Startled by a rustling in the brush and the howling of wolves, he brought his gun to his shoulder to be in readiness for any emergency. He saw an object within a few yards of him move and fired two shots in rapid successionone of which killed his companion. John son's cry as he fell brought Bamin post haste to his side, but it was too late. Bamin, in the dim light, be lieved he was shooting at a wolf. One of the charges, which consisted of a buckshot and several smaller ones, entered Johnson's chest below the shoulder and ranged downward, in flicting a fatal wound. Bamin, almost prostrated with grief, sum moned the other two men who were waiting for wolves in the vicinity. They, however, soon returned to their homes to give the alarm, but Ramin remained throughout the night [in the woods among the wolves and kept silent vigil o'er the body of his friend. Coroner Bacon was notified and he in turn phoned Sheriff Shockley, who immediately went to the scene of the accident. It was not until Monday morning, however, that the sheriff was able to reach the place, and there he found Ramin weeping beside his dead comrade. The body was con veyed to Onamia, where an inquest was held and a verdict of accidental killing returned. Wm. Cordiner and Andrew Sjoblom were among those who composed the coroner's jury. The remains were shipped to Min neapolis. Neither Johnson or Ramin were over 17 years of age. The Iiive and Paramount Question. The question of good roads is a live one. Good roads are coming and coming fast. The plans for good roads are numerous and diverse. In railroad building there is a system in highway building there is entire lack of it, and yet the highway is the most important factor in advanced civilization. To secure the same re sults on the highways as are attained on the railways there must be one head to the system. There must be a line of salaried section men in constant employ all along the line of the system. Eliminate the districts and concentrate the road-tax into actual, tangible results.Rush City Post. Ferrell Wins First Fall. In the action of W. H. Ferrell & Co., a corporation, against the Great Northern Railway company for dam ages sustained through alleged negli gence of the defendant company in hot furnishing cars at the time needed fasiVinter, Judge Taylor has over ruled the demurrer entered to the com plaint. At the hearing E. L. McMil lan and George C. Stiles represented W. H. Ferrell & Co. and J. D. Sulli van the railroad company. Where a Telephone Line Is Needed The Northwestern Telephone coo pany contemplates building some ex tensions in Isanti county according to the Cambridge North Star. It seems to us that there is room for a paying extension through the country between Green lake and the Rum river along the most direct route between Prince ton and Cambridge. Such a line VOLUME XXXIT. NO. 44 would have patrons in the north eastern part of Baldwin town, that part of Spencer Brook north of the Rum and quite a number of people in the south end of Wyanett. If the resi dents of the localities mentioned are anxious to obtain telephone facilities they should bestir themselves. There is no doubt but what an extension such as proposed would be built if the company was assured of patronage sufficient to justify the expense. There is no section within 15 miles of Princeton that stands more in need of telephone facilities. Governor Eberhart Passes Through Town. Governor Eberhart spoke at Isanti, Braham and Cambridge yes terday and stopped over in Princeton this morning for a short time while on his way to Glendorado. The gov ernor met and chatted with a number of the citizens and created a very favorable impression. With him in the automobile which brought him to Princeton were Messrs. Stoneburg and Hanson. Here he was met by Geo. E. Hanscom, the Foley banker Harold Knutson, editor of the Foley Independent, and Mr. Falk, in another automobile and conveyed to Glen dorado. At Glendorado he and a party of 24 are to partake of breakfast at the home of Rev. Mr. Langseth, and afterwards he will talk at the school house. He will also speak at Foley and Gilmanton in the afternoon and at Sauk Rapids in the evening. Should Get Next the Straw Stack. Miles and miles of roads, arteries of trade for Princeton, in the towns of Wyanett and Baldwin have been nicely strawed and greatly improved, but there seems to be a dearth of straw in Princeton town, as far as the roads are concerned. Again we wish to call attention to the stack of straw that is going to waste in the field about one mile due west of the rail road depot and the sandy stretch of road alongside that field is fairly cry ing for a coating of that straw. The road overseer in that part of the town of Princeton should get busy and get next to that straw stack. Heap Talk In Sherburne County The republican managers must have been receiving discouraging reports from Sherburne county if one is to judge from the array of speaking talent that has been assigned to that county: Knute Nelson at Elk River October 28, J. H. Davison at Becker October 29, Sam Y. Gordon at Big Lake October 31 and at Santiago November 1, Frank M. Eddy at Clear Lake November 2 and James A. Larson at Zimmerman November 5. Commends Our Suggestion The North Star Signal is the name of a neat looking little paper issued by the North Star College at Warren, Minn. Rev. G. Wahlund, formerly of Isanti county, is associated with the management of the college in question. The October 15 issue of the Signal warmly commends the proposi tion advanced by the publisher of the Union for the relief of the fire sufferers in the extreme northern part of the state. Fall Term In Sherburne County The fall term of district court in and for Sherburne county convenes at Elk River on Monday, November 14. No grand jury will be summoned. The following are the petit jurors from the neighboring towns: A. J. Dahl, Paul Paulson and W. J. Guild, Santiago Ole Thompson, Blue Hill: W. R. Lovell, Livonia Gunder Olson, Orrock Fred Murphy and George Townsend, Baldwin. Ira Stanley Appointed Recorder. At a special meeting of the village council on Friday evening Ira G. Stanley was appointed recorder to succeed A. N. Lenertz, resigned. The council granted the Princeton Co-operative creamery permission to erect a warehouse, 20 by 36 feet, of either brick or concrete, with steel roof. It will be a one-story struc ture. Kememberthe Hero at Manila Bay The worm of envy and jealousy is gnawing at the pedestal upon which Theodore Roosevelt stands. How long will it be able to withstand the ravages of time?Foley Independent. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Mrs. Garand, wife of Dr. Garand of Dayton, was operated upon for an abdominal abscess on Friday/ She is doing nicely. Chas. Erickson of Dalbo, who was operated upon for perforation of the stomach and whose condition was complicated by an attack of pnuemonia, is improving. Mrs. Zwickey of Mora, who under went an operation for appendicitis two weeks ago, returned to her home yesterday. Carl Edison of Orrock and his mother-in-law, Mrs. M. Deline, are at the hospital for medical treatment.