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Published Every Thursday.
Business Manager.
Why waste ammunition on a dead
skunkbiped or quadruped?
Taft and Eberhart are both growing
in public favor and the 1912 campaign
is young yet.
Mr. Bryan is still talking wool but
he doesn't propose to permit congress
to pull it over his eyes.
That is certainly a bad mess at the
state university and it is evident that
reform methods are much needed.
The ruling of the supreme court will
have no more effect on the tobacco
trust than the bite of a pismire on the
hide of a pachyderm.
If, as decided by the United States
supreme court, there are good and
bad trusts, there must necessarily be
good and bad robbers.
Frank B. Daugherty of Duluth died
at Pine City a few days ago. Mr.tangled.
Daugherty was an everyday sort of a
man, but he was pure gold.
News comes from the Mexcian
border that army worms are playing
havoc. Then it's time for the war de
partment to call them home.
"Permit the crows to hold sway in
your corn fields and there will be no
cutworms," says an exchange But
the question is, Will there be any
"What is so rare as a day in
June?" asks the Wabasha Herald.
The days of this particular June, in
the year of our Lord 1911, seem to be
pretty well done.
An employe of a college down east
has fallen heir to $8,000,000. We adBrainerd
vise him not to intrust to some other
man's wife the keeping of the key to
his safety deposit vault.
A dispatch from St. Paul says that
the Mu-stinka fund has been tied up.
Why not disinfect and hermetically
seal it? To merely tie it up seems
scarcely sufficient in this hot weather.
Had Bren not turned over that
safety deposit key to another man's
wife would he have traversed the cam
pus by way of an unfrequented path
and maintained that he was held up
and robbed?
As long as Bill Grimshaw and Bill
Rich are on earth to call legislative
caucuses and manipulate legislators,
Moses E. Clapp will never (honestly)
favor the election of United States
senators by direct vote.
This is the time of year when the
joy rider goes forth in his machine at
a speed of 40 miles an hour to cool
his feverish brow, wrecks his car
several miles from home and walks
back soaked in perspiration.
The statistician of the government
argicultural bureau tells us that a
much larger acreage has been planted
to wheat this year than last. But,
after all, the acreage is of minor Im
portanceit's the crop that counts.
The chopping in two of the duty on
wool will not necessarily mean that
we shall get our clothing propor
tionately cheaperthe manufacturers
may come to the conclusion that their
profits are too small and raise them.
Upon reading in the London Times
the list of dignitaries who will occupy
seats on the platform with King
George and Queen Mary at the coro
nation, we were much surprised to
find that the name of Viscount Van
Sant was not among them.
Carrie Nation, the Kansas saloon
smasher, is dead and her death was
caused by paresissoftening of the
brain. The work which she under
tookthat of driving saloons out of
business by means of hatchetization
was sufficient to drive any one crazy.
But she did her best and probably
accomplished some good. Carrie was
65 years old and shortly before death
asked that she might carry her hatchet
with her. It was placed in her casket.
The United States government has
decided to permit a Japanese court
to try Thos. Atkins, a bluejacket on
the warship New Orleans, who fatally
wounded John L. Saunders, another
sailor, during a fight at Yokohama.
Good bye, Tommy Atkins.
A daily newspaper imparts the fin
formation that Mr. and Mrs. John
H. Hammond have taken with them to
London 50 trunks and a gripsack.
We can scarcely be far amiss in our
conclusion that the gripsack is Mr.
Hammond's portion of the baggage.
It is not every conqueror who gets
such a warm reception as did Madero
in the city of Mexico. The gunners
fired a royal salute, the populace
touched off firecrackers and, to cap
the climax, the Lord turned on an
earthquake and set a volcano in mo
The state fair management has
adopted a new financial system and
one of its features is to make monthly
reports to the state auditor. This is
a good plan, and had it been adopted
years ago the books of the association
would not have become so badly
Of course that Wayzata white house
story which the Minneapolis dailies
sprung on the public was a mere
scheme of the land sharks to boom
property in that neighborhood. The
dailies are not particular as to the
stories they publish so long as they
get paid for them.
It is easy indeed for a revolutionist
to become a patriot. Note the meta
morphosis in Mexico, where unkempt,
semi-illiterates have been appointed
to some of the best offices in the
country. Anent this it is safe to pre
dict that there are boulders ahead for
the provisional government.
If it is proven that Maki, the
Finlander charged with
choking a boy 9 years of age to
death, committed the diabolical crime,
a life term in the penitentiary is in
sufficient punishment for himhang
ing would be too good for the fiendish
United States pure food officers
have discovered 80 barrels of bad
vinegar at Duluth and have instituted
suit against the manufacturers, a
Michigan concern. Were the officers
to institute a still hunt for bad
whiskey they would doubtless find
that 80 barrels looked very insignifi
cant in comparison.
A modified "opinion" by Attorney
General Simpson anent village affairs
has been received by our village
attorney. The "opinion" is really
an apology for a former "opinion"
promulgated from the attorney gener
al's office and we do not deem it of
sufficient importance to reproduce
in the Union.
The Chisholm Herald attacks Gov
ernor Eberhart for traveling too much
and of neglecting his duties in con
sequence. Does the Herald really
think that it is necessary for the gov
ernor to sit around in his office day
after day when he has such an able
substitute as Wheelock? Pray, what
would the governor find to do?
Twiddle his thumbs?
Dan Lawler would like to succeed
Knute Nelson in the United States
senate and proposes to make a strenu
ous campaign for the placeboth at
the primary and general election next
year. Dan takes it for granted that
he will win out at the primary elec
tion. Lawler is not a bad sort and,
while he may not land in the Ameri
can house of lords, he will give Knute
and the other fellows some uneasy
There is a cad down at Fort Myer,
Va., who holds a colonelcy in the
United States army, that should be
drummed out of his regiment. His
name is Garrard and^his offense con
sists in refusing to permit a private
under his command the right to take
an examination for promotion merely
because he is a child of Israelhe is
of Jewish parentage. President Taft
has rebuked Garrard, but this is not
sufficient punishment for so despicable
a proceeding.
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Wonder when oil and tobacco will
get into the marked-down column?
The supreme court has given out
notice but it is likely to take some
time before the dear people will com
mence getting results.Stillwater
It is pretty safe to predict that, as
a result of the supreme court decision,
neither oil or tobacco will be marked
down. The logical conclusion is that
the commodities will be marked up to
cover the expense of litigation
lawyers' fees, etc.
Walter Beed of Minneapolis has
applied to the district court for an
injunction to restrain the Fowler
Methodist church from selling its
property to the Hennepin Avenue M.
E. church until he is paid back $2,000
which he claims he gave the Fowler
church for the purpose of dedicating
an organ to the memory of his wife.
The organ was not dedicated, says
Mr. Beed. Probably the church
needed the money to clothe the
savages in Africa.
A London dispatch says that
guinea pigs are being kept on many
of the golf links and cricket grounds
of the country for the purpose of
keeping the grass short and eating the
weeds, and that they are a success.
They are kept in large cages and per
mitted to forage so many hours a
day. These golf links and cricket
grounds must be delightful places to
hold forth. Did you ever smell a
glue factory? Well, the odor there
from is as attar of roses compared
with that which emanates from a cage
inhabited by guinea pigs.
The senate is no longer the place
of great wealth it used to be. It is no
longer the leading millionaire club of
the country. It has great wealth
still, but in the last year $50,000,000
worth of senators have been plucked
out of it by the remorseless hand of
political adversity. Death, too,
which knows no distinction of wealth
and caste, has taken its toll and inArgus
most cases senators who have died
have been replaced by men of ordi
nary means.Duluth Herald.
But the new members will fatten,
fatten, fattenfaster and faster as
they become better and better ac
quainted with their friends, the ina
It is almost impossible at this time
to obtain passage on any of the
steamers leaving New York and other
American ports for Europeand the
reason is the approaching coronation
of George V. of England. Millions
of dollars of American money will go
into the pockets of^London shopkeep
ers and publicans during the festivi
tiesit will prove a great harvest for
this class of people, who will double
prices on their wares. They know
that Americans who attend the cele
bration have plenty of money and
they class them as idiots for attend
ing. Hence they will proceed to rob
them right and left, and they deserve
There is a movement on foot down
in Nicaragua, the most war-shattered
republic of the tropics, to split the
country into two partsmake separate
republics of the Atlantic and Pacific
provinces. In the west the conserva
tives would rule and in the east the
liberals. This is the most peculiar
proposition that has ever come under
our notice, but its motive seems to be
goodto insure peace and avert revo
lutions. How the scheme would work
is merely conjectural, but we are in
clined to the opinion that in less than
a year from the time of its material
ization the two republics would again
be one, and that war between them
would bring this about.
Among the reforms recommended in
the postal laws by the tri-state post
masters'convention at St. Paul last
week was that all voting contests con
ducted by newspapers should be pro
hibited. This is a good recommenda
tion, as voting contests cannot be
considered a legitimate means of se
curing subscribers, and to increase
the subscription lists is the purpose for
which they are introduced. The
people are inveigled into subscribing
for papers they do not want and theconferred
prizes distributed are practically
valueless. Publications which resort
to the voting contest scheme are
usually little sheets on their last legs
or those which are worth no more
than what they will bring for old
Anything to build the machine.
oil inspectors, the dairy and food
inspectors, the factory inspectors are
now joined by the good-roads inspec
tors. Every county in the state in
1912 should easily be placed in the
hands of the brewery interests.Le
Sueur News.
The publisher of the News is a fair
minded and broad-gauge man, and
we believe he heartily favors road
improvement in this state, hence we
are at a loss to know why he should
assume that the highway commission's
appointees are to form a part of a
political machine. The author of
chapter 33, general laws of 1911, was
careful to have this proviso inserted
in that law: "All persons appointed
or employed by the highway com
mission shall be appointed solely on
their merits and qualifications, and
shall not be removed except for
cause." We do not know of a single
instance where the proviso quoted has
been violated. The road department
of the state government must be kept
out of politics. Up to date every ap
pointee has been appointed solely on
his merits. There have been no polit
ical appointments made by the state
highway commission, nor do we be
lieve there will be under the present
The state road, which is to be built
from the cities to the state park on
the headwaters of the Misisssippi,
should pass through this county, as it
furnishes the best opportunity to put
in the best roads and the prettiest
scenery.Todd County Argus.
Some mistake here. The Todd
County Argus has heretofore been a
strenuous advocate of cow paths such
as they had in Hoosierdom one
hundred years ago. Furthermore,
the Argus has vigorously maintained
that each individual land owner
should build, at his own expense, a
cow path across his own land. The
favor the building of a state
road through Todd county? In the
language of the late rosebud senator
from Stearns, no, NEVER'
Senator McCumber of North Dako
ta fears that only a millionaire or
demagogue can afford to become a
candidate for the United States senate
and run the gauntlet of a direct
primary and a general election. Mr.
also raps the newspaper
grafters in these truthful words: "We
cannot blind ourselves to the fact
that with the primary election system
has grown the practice on the part of
candidates of establishing and pur
chasing papers by wholesale and re
tail with no loftier end in view than
that of destroying their opponents
by political libel and falsehoods.
Dailies and weeklies are established
for no other purpose than that of
meeting political exigencies. These
papers often carry on a libelous cam
paign for years and editorial writers
are employed more upon their ability
in cloaking truth, diffusing error,
and creating unfounded prejudice,
than upon their knowledge of public
Dense black clouds encompass
United States Senator Ike Stephenson
of Wisconsin and the old man is much
cast down. The Wisconsin legislature
has passed a resolution calling upon
the United States senate to investigate
Ike and investigate him good and
plenty. If the charges against
"uncle" are trueand from the evi
dence adduced there seems every
reason to believe that they arethe
lumber magnate is as great a corrup
tionist as Lorimer. He has been
found guilty by the legislature of
violating the corrupt practices act, of
bribery, and of perjury, and that
body wants to know the reason why
he should not be kicked out of con
gress. As Stephenson is a represen
tative of the interests, and not of the
people, it is probable that the senate
will permit him to retain his seat.
Graduates With Honors.
Serenus P. Skahen graduated with
honors as an attorney at the universi
ty of Minnesota last Thursday and
the degree of bachelor of laws was
upon him. Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. Skahen, father and mother of
the graduate, attended the graduation
exercises. Serenus will go into the
banking business with his father, and
hence he is much more fortunate than
many of the graduates in his class, as
he will not have to face the starvation
period which comes at the beginning
Of most lawyers' careers.
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Two of a Kind.
Henry L. Stimson remarks: I am
probably the most ignorant man onin
military affairs in the United States."
Well, there's Dr. Leonard Wood.
Belle Plaine Herald.
Another Reason for Extra Session!
The management of the Minnesota
university seems to be in dire need of
having the governor call an extra
session of the legislature to appropri
ate more funds to replace those which
are missing.Red Wing Free Press.
All That Remains.
About all left of the anti-railroad
legislation in Minnesota is the anti
pass law. There are no indications
that the railroads will make any
effort to have this law declared un
constitutional. Winnebago City
Donned the Hobble^Sister?
We don't know as it makes much
difference now whether the tariff on
wool is taken off or not. It takes
only about a yard to make an up-to
date wool skirt, whereas heretofore it
took yards and yards and yards.
Little Falls Transcript.
Was a Good One
A turbulent legislature is a sign of
progress a calm one means stagna
tion and control of privilege. Only
out of the agitation, confusion and
struggle can advance come. After
all, from this standpoint the last
legislature was a good one.Little
Falls Herald.
Much Truth In This.
A local minister attributes crime
and debauchery to a lack of discipline
in the home. If parents will instill
into the young minds of their sons
and daughters a due respect for
ten commandments much of the evil
in the world would never have its ori
gin.Irish Standard.
He Writes His Own Editorials
The Anchor had an offer from a
Washington "Press Association" this
week to have them write our editorials
for us in exchange for advertising
space in the Anchor. It is impossible
to accept for fear we would be found
writing the same "editorials" as are
found in some of our exchanges.
Dassel Anchor.
People Will Arise In Their Wrath
The probabilities are that the range
roads, the Duluth & Iron Range and
Duluth, Missabe & Northern, will not
advance passenger rates to three cents
a mile after July 1. There is a cer
tainty that the roads which do make
the raise will have some troubles of
their own to smooth over in the com
ing years. The people will be up in
arms against a raise in passenger
rates.Ely Miner.
What We Might Get
There is said to be a spirit of in
surgency among the saloon keepers,
or about 90 per cent of them, that
being the proportion of retail liquor
dealers who are mortgaged to the
brewers' combine. It is said to be a
fact that they are taxed $2.00 more
per barrel for beer than independents.
If the saloon keepers and the people
turn against the brewers we might get
a good legislature and an indepen
dent governor.Cambridge North
Rev Stamm Goes to Gay lord
Rev. George Stamm, pastor of the
German Lutheran church in this vil
lage, has accepted a call from Gay
lord, this state, and expects to go
there to reside some time in August.
Rev. Stamm has presided over the
Princeton German Lutheran church
for more than nine years, and during
that time he and his estimable wife
have made many friends who will be
sorry indeed to see them leave for
another field of labor.
Blooms for First Time
George Young, who lives on the
north side, has a cherry tree in his
garden which was planted 20 years
ago and this is the first season it has
bloomed. The species is a California
black cherry, and an expert horticul
turist who examinecLit a year ago
told Mr. Young that when it was
twenty years old it would bear fruit
and not before. His word proved
true, but there are only three cherries
on the tree for a starter.
Mossman Succeeds Pennlson.
J. W. Mossman arrived here on
Monday evening from Pelican Rapids
and has succeeded G. H. Pennison as
station agent at this place. Mr.
Mossman is a man with much experi
ence in the business. Mr. Pennison
tells us that he will remain in Prince
ton and take things easy for a few
months. He does not know whether
he will ultimately go back to work for
the Great Northern or not.
Organizes Band.
Onamia has organized a brass
band. There is nothing that livens
up a town so much as a band after the
boys become capable of handling the
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wheat market, the story of a woman
the case, who is described as a
"platonic friend," and other conflict
ing details which make the entire
story shadowy and impossible of any
definite conclusion.
The Red Wing training school situ
ation has received one additional de
velopment during the past week.
Frank Wilson, attorney for Mr. Whit
tier, has filed a request for a change
in the complaint which had been filed
by Private Secretary Ralph W.
Wheelock. Mr. Whittier's attorney
alleges that the reference to the girls
training school had no place in the
complaint and asks that the particu
lar instances quoted be made more
definite. It is assumed this is the first
step in the movement to draw out the
proceedings until public sentiment
shall not be so definitely one way as
it appears to be.
Dr. Howard Lankester, public
health commissioner of St. Paul, ene
my to the germ in any form, has got
himself mixed with the United States
government. The doctor beleives in
swatting the germ while the swatting
is good. He cares nothing relative to
the antecedents of the germ, microbes
all look alike to him, and he is on
their trail. Public drinking cups are
the objects of his bitterest attack.
The other day Dr. Lankester was in
the United States court, Judge C. A.
Willard presiding. In addressing the
court he happpened to cast his eye
around the room and his germ-de
stroying glance settled upon two
drinking cups near the ice water tank.
In his enthusiasm for the destruction
of germs and microbes the doctor for
got all about the case in point. He
commenced the delivery of a lecture
the evils of the public drinking
cup, grabbing them in his hand, and
holding them up to public scorn. The
court listened for a few minutes and
then deicded that this had nothing to
do with the case in hand, but Dr.
Lankester still has possession of those
drinking cups. Now the question
arises whether or not Dr. Lankester
is in contempt of court, whether the
United States government has a right
to own public drinking cups if it
wants to. and by what method of pro
cedure the doctor will be able to
square himself with the court and how
the court will be able to square itself
with Dr. Lankester. The doctor says
he will take up the matter with Presi
dent Taft, and altogether the microbe
is not likely to be given an immunity
bath, by court procedure or otherwise,
if the militant doctor has his way
about it.
The LaFollette boom for the presi
dency has been given an added boom
in South Dakota through the appoint
ment of J. D. Elliott to the federal
bench. R. O. Richards has given it
out cold that he regards the appoint
ment of Elliott as a violation of the
declaration of the party platform
which declared that corporation at
torneys should not be appointed to
the federal bencn. Mr. Elliott was
formerly attorney for the Milwaukee
railroad. Mr. Richards' announce
ment presages an effort to secure a
South Dakota delegation for La
Follette and the candidacy of Mr.
Richards for United States senator,
with the Richards primary law as the
platform. He will oppose the re-elec
tion of Senator Robert J. Gamble.
Both Gamble and Coe I. Crawford,
insurgent senator, supported the ap
pointment of Elliott. Back of it is
the story of the friendship between
Elliott and Robert J. Gamble. Sen
ator Gamble and hjs brother, now
dead, assisted Elliott in securing his
education and in establishing him
self in the practice of law. Elliott
has returned this friendship with
loyal interest, at one time resigning
as district attorney in order that he
might support Gamble. It means a
mix-up in the progressive forces in
South Dakota.
A P. Thomes Visits Princeton.
A. P. Thomes, who was principal of
the Princeton public schools in 1897
and 1898, was visiting old friends here
yesterday. He is now engaged in the
creamery and grocery business in
Minneapolis and is doing well. Mr.
Thomes came to Princeton yesterday
morning from Foreston, where he and
his wife are staying, and returned last
Syndicate Buys Land
Land in the vicinity of Briggs lake
and several adjoining lakes in the
northwest corner of Sherburne county
has been purchased by a syndicate of
Madison, Wis., and St. Cloud capi
talists, and it is their intention to
beautify the grounds and make the lo
cality a favorite summer resort.
Dipped in Rum.
The Milaca Times says that six
Free Religionists wore baptized in
Rom river at that place and that a
large crowd congregated to witness
the ceremony. Many a sin has been
washed away by the waters of that
same old river.

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