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HOW DOES TftFT STANDJNSTATE? Republican Leaders Makiii6 Anxious inquiries. MARSHAL GRIMSHAW MAY 60 Rumor Says "Resolution Bill" Will Lose His Berth in the Gov ernment Service. St. Paul, Aug. 15How's President Taft up your way? How do the boys feel? The above are questions asked frequently by the Republican leaders these days and always with a note of anxiety that shows fear for the future. Regarding the answers, the Republican leaders who are so anxious about Mr. Taft's future in the North Star state have not confided in me as yet, but I A\I11 be willing to wager that the ma jority of them have not been to their satisfaction If the ward men and countv leaders who were questioned told the .truthand I see no reason tor quibbling at this stage of the gamethey would say that the situa tion is not the best in the world. To tell it to you straight, as far as my o-un observations- are concerned, the situation is bad. Were a convention for the selection of delegates to the national convention held at the pres ent time, the president's managers in Minnesota would have a hard time saving the state for their favorite. Honestly, I do not believe that they could save him I know hat you are going to say to all this. That Minnesota is a Repub lican state that it is loyal to the pres ident and his policies and that as far as the La Follette strength is con cerned it is only in spots. All of which is partly true Minnesota is Repub lican, but it is not hidebound as of old It is loyal to the president, but I am not so sure regarding its admiration for some of the president's policies, while as to La Follettism being in spots, remember spots grow. Just an alyze the situation for yourself The First district is not of the best. Its congressman, Anderson, and his fol lowers are 'agin' the government. The Second, Governor Eberhart's home, is in the hands of the Democrats and the progressives. The Fifth, Hennepin county, is always an uncertain quan tity, with the La Follette machine even now bending every energy to capture it, while the Sixth and Sev enth are admittedly wrong. The two sure districts at the present time are the Fourth, Ramsey county, which takes St. Paul, and the Eighth, which includes the Iron Range So cialism has a heavy following in the Ninth district, but it is not looked upon as wrong The Third district is regarded as reasonably safe for Mr Taft. All this is not a summing up from reports furnished by the various leaders Far be it from them to in dulge in such views It represents the drift of conversation caught in the hotels, views aireJ at the plow handle and gossip heard at the Mi lage store Just sit down and comb over jour own memory and ponder over what you heard during the day on this \erv same subject But enojgh of this pessimistic talk. Time heals manv sores and politics is no exception to the rule The big game always has a tomonow and the condition pointed out only covers to dav. Though the pot is simmering it is a long way off to the big boil and by that time conditions may be en tirelv the reverse In Minnesota Pres ident Taft ha= the brains of the or ganization behind him Mr. La Fol lettehis managers saythe people, but will the latter cut any figure at the comentions. In the past they ha-\e beeu busy with other things about that time In state capitol cir cles Mi Tatt's standing in Minnesota at the piesent time is regarded as un certain, but they all 30m in declaring that he will have the delegation if he wants it. Organization, they say, will do it And I might add Mr La Fol lette has no following in state capitol circles Unless belong to that charmed circle which includes county, city, vil lage and town attorneys do not bother the state legal department any fur ther with questions of public impor tance. George T. Simpson, who is at the head of the department, has so decided and is sending out a general letter apprising people of the fact. Former Attorney General E. T. Young started it and since his administration the department has been flooded with letters of inquiry covering pretty nearly e-\trythmg under the sun. "Is the countv attorney doing his duty?" "Are the Milage bonds legal?" "Why don't the sheriff stop illegal liquor selling?" are questions daily received and their number has become so great that they fairly engulf the office force. All this, Mr. Simpson says, demands reform and from now on he will stick strictly to the letter of the law, so if you have any questions to ask put them up to your local attorney. If he cannot answer them Mr. Simpson will be glad to do so But they must come from the attorneys cited in the law covering the department's duties. Vague rumors have come from Washington that United States Mar- Aii^A -JriZfc- Me, Z&L. shal (Bill)- Grimshaw is in trouble. By that I mean he may lose bis official head. "Resolution Bill" re cently went to Washington, having in charge a prisoner wanted in the Dis trict of Columbia, and his visit to the national capital started the talk. With him was W. W. Rich, late custodian of the federal building in St. Paul, who hankers for another berth. Mr. Grimshaw's connection with Fred Briggs, now under indictment in Min neapolis for connection with several notorious "yeggmen," is said to be re sponsible for the visit, though this is denied by the marshal. Speaking of United States Marshal Grimshaw, he was one of the big boys in the good old days, but one seldom hears of him now except in an offi cial capacity. No political gathering was complete without him and his ever ready pocketful of resolutions, eulogistic of the administration and a few other things necessary to party success, was always in evidence. The reigning senator could always be as sured of "Bill's" best wishes and a few resolutions and to his credit he never fell down on the job. The last order from the federal department prohibiting political activity on the part of its employes seems to have been enough for the marshal and little has been heard of him until now. Minnesota now has a summer cap itol and Minnetonka Lake is the spot chosen by the executive. St. Alban's resort is the prosaic name given the summer home of the chief official and for the next ten days Governor Eber hart will bare his fevered brow to the cooling lake breezes. Saturday night last the enterprising owner of the re sort gave a dance in honor of his dis tinguished guest, and, in the words of the chronicler, "his excellency and of ficial family danced until the wee sma' hours." And you can take it from me that the governor can dance. No one loves it better and certainly no one misses as few sets As his secretary once remarked, commenting upon Gov ernor Eberhart's love for the terpscho rian art, "he fairly delights in it." J* 4* The suit started by a printing firm in Minneapolis, which holds the con tract for state printing, against the state farmers' institute because of its action in going outside to have its an nual report printed put one line of ac tivity out of business. I refer to the oustom of a number of state depart ments in soliciting advertising to help out their revenues. The institute an nual is made up largely of advertising, the money going to pay for the pub lishing of the book. Then there is the state fair, the breeders and a number of other semi-state institu tions. This practice is to be attacked in the suit brought and it may result in the lid being applied. The state university is another offender in this respect. That some of the state pub lications give returns to advertisers there is no doubt, but in many cases it is absolutely graft and sentiment against the practice is growing. Washington dispatches credit Chair man Ed Smith of the Republican state central committee and W. W. Rich, he who used to hand out the bits of pasteboard in the good old days, as having the state tied up for President Taft Up this way Ed and Bill were never regarded as having much in common, and as for coppering the statewell it takes more than two to do that Henry Rines of the Mora Times and the representative from Kanabec county is the latest to be talked of for the lieutenant governorship. It is said the county option forces regard him favorably Mr Rines fathered a county option bill in the last house He was in the Twin Cities last week, but had nothing to say regarding the talk. "I Chickens will be ready for the slaughter the 7th of next month and already hunters are on the grounda number of them to their sorrow. An ticipating early shooting the state game and fish commission has put a large number of extra game wardens in the field and they are gobbling up the "sooners The commission says there will be lots of birds this year. Candidates for congressman-at-large under the reapportionment authorized by congress threaten to be numerous on the Republican side of the house, but so far nothing has been heard from the unwashed. Word just comes, however, that State Senator S. D. Works of Mankato is willing to make the sacrifice. He says he may get into the game. Senator Works was one of the bitter opponents of reapportion ment at the last session of the legis lature, something that might hamper his ambitions as far as the northern part of the state is concerned, but he does not think so. He says he is sorry because he voted against the act, but he had to do it because his Democratic colleagues demanded it. If bills galore in a railroad way do not find their way into the next legis lative hopper it will not be the fault of those who have ambitions along that line just now. The 3-cent fare is responsible, for it is causing more cussin' than anything in a public way that has happened in years. The whole thing comes home to every man who approaches a depot ticket window and he generally goes away breathing dire things. The fact that some of the roads are doing even better than the old 2-cent fare does not appeal to him. All he can see is that 3 cents per mile going through the ticket window. THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN. A Million Patents. Now that congress has decided to make the house of representatives big ger let the voters see what they can do toward improving the quality. After the strenuous hospitality 01 this country Admiral Togo will gladly return to the simple rice and tea of his native land. In Morocco the outlook is still dark, but it may be the effect of the climate. Beware the Hatpin I At the risk of being deemed ungal lant we must be permitted to expostu late with the ladies of the perilous hatpin. It seems that every season the hatpin is getting longer and sharp er. One may as well use the plural, for many of the present day hats are so large that several hatpins are used in keeping them moored to the hair. Perhaps in some cases the hatpins also serve to keep the hair or a consider able portion thereof anchored to the head. But that's another story. Suffice it to say, as the old fashioned writer would put it, that the heads of some women of 1911 on the streets, in cars and qther public places present the aspect of armored cruisers in minia ture, with the sharp gun points stick ing out at bow, aft and amidships. A woman so armored becomes a positive peril when she gets in a crowd. THE FRiyCETOK USTIOST: THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1911. Not long ago the United States pat ent office issued the one millionth patent to an American inventor. This is a record of achievement in inven tion which should make the American eagle aviate to its highest perch and scream with pride. We are the most inventive nation in the world. The de vices originated and improved by our inventors have revolutionized many industries throughout the world. They have made life better worth the living for innumerable millions of human be ings. They have enhanced beyond measure the civilization of the race. A hundred and twenty years ago Un cle Sam issued his first patent. It went to a Vermonter for an evaporat ing device in the manufacture of pearl ashes. That was a rather humble pat ent to become the forerunner of such devices as steamboats, telegraphs, tele phones, electric lighting apparatus, trolley systems, aeroplanes and the like. Could that Vermont Yankee re turn to read about the one millionth patent and have a passing acquaint ance with the most useful ones inter vening it would make his mouth gape wider than that of the Hoosac tunnel. Much less than 120 years ago norefund body could have been found in Ameri ca or elsewhere who would have lis tened with credence to a prediction forecasting the wonderful mechanisms now in common use Who, for instance, would have be lieved even fifty years ago that in 1911 a woman could pick up a telephone mouthpiece in New York and tell her husband in Denver that she had just read in the morning paper that there was a snowfall in the Colorado city and he ought to wear his overcoat? Who could have believed that we can cross the Atlantic in five days and ride from the Atlantic to the Pacific in four days? Yerily, we Americans have excellent reason to point with pride to our achievements in invention. And when the two millionth patent is issued what more wonders will God andout man have wrought? Recently in San Francisco a vaude ville actor trying to make his waycurry through a dense theater crowd en countered one of these armored cruis ers. The woman turned her head sud denly. One of the long steel points pro jecting from her hat passed through the victim's right eyelid, through his nose and into his left eye. The doc tors said he probably would lose his sight "You brute! How dare you touch my hat?" the woman exclaimed in great indignation as she felt the tug on lier headgear. Then she was lost in the crowd. If women must or will wear pro jecting hatpins, why not have a law passed requiring a button on the busi ness end of the pin? Here's a chance for .an ingenious inventor. The but ton should be padded, so that it will not leave its imprint. But it might be suggested that the hatpin be eliminat ed altogether, to be replaced by clips which will hold the hat on (and theing hair) without being a menace to pedes trian navigation. Some sort of reform, at any rate, is indicated. Europe should not cremate the late war scare. Putting it away in moth balls will suffice, that it may be ready for use next time. The Standard Oil company is to be cut into thirty-five parts, but whether this will be an improvement remains to be seen. The young Goulds have just divided $11,285 inherited from their maternal grandfather. To him that hath shall be given. If a man likes peace and freedom from worry we shouM not advise him to be president of Haiti. fojft&jRJ^ State News. "Pussyfoot" Johnson is again in northern Minnesota running down persons who have been selling liquor to Indians. Minnesota railroads will probably to the state about $14,000 on account of excess fares charged for the transportation of state troops to the encampments at Lake City during the last two years. "Take that, take that, for talking about me," said Mrs. Maud Cassidy, a restaurant keeper, in a saloon at Bi wabik last Friday, and with the ejaculation she struck C. F. Clark, a nursery salesman, a hard blow with a brand new whip. One of the blows drew blood from his face and he was only saved from a continuation of the whipping by the intervention of the bartender. Good for Mrs. Cassidy. The state insurance commission has sent out a notice warning persons over the state against solicitation for the Royal Order of Lions. Recently a physician at Fairbault wrote the de partment that he had been victimized of $5 by one of the solicitors for the alleged order. It was for the initia tion fee. The place of the home office is given as Pittsfield, Mass., bub a letter sent there was returned as parties at the head of the order could not be located. Miss Florence Hopwood, a Minne apolis girl, is to become the wife of Charles G. Gates, son of John W. Gates, American millionaire, who died recently in Paris. The engage ment took place early in the summer before Charles G. Gates was called to Paris by the illness of his father, and when he left Miss Hopwood and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Hop wood, accompanied him. Mr. Hop wood has returned, but his wife and daughter are still in Paris. Detective Frank Fraser of the St. Paul police department, who was shot Saturday night on a Selby Lake car, died late on Monday in St. Joseph's hospital, St. Paul. His assailant, who gave the name of Arthur Lewis after the shooting, was identified Sun day as Peter Juhl, companion of Jerry McCarthy in a sensational es cape from the state prison at Still water last March. Jerry McCarthy was killed in Minneapolis five weeks ago, but the man who killed him Patrolman Joseph dingerwas him self killed in the revolver battle with the outlaw, and Fraser is the second officer killed by the two outlaws since their escape. The Iron Hostler. No more muscle needed now to and brush the horse. A perfect grooming machine is used now. by all who can afford it, especially in large stables, and the horses are taken to the machine just as the well groomed man goes to his bath tub every morn ing. The horse steps in and the machine does the rest. All you have to do to keep in good condition is to step to the telephone and order a case of golden grain belt beers. They will do the rest by appetizing and strengthening, and assisting nature to rebuild the waste. Order your supply of Sjoblom Bros., Princeton. KEEP THE KIDNEYS WELL,. Health Is Worth Saving, and Some Prince ton People Know How to Save It. Many Princeton people cake their lives in their hands by neglecting the kidneys when they know these organs need help. Sick kidneys are re sponsible for a vast amount of suffer and ill health, but there is no need to suffer nor to remain in danger when all diseases and aches and pains due to weak kidneys can be quickly and permanently cured by the use of Doan's Kidney Pills. Here is a Princeton citizen's recommendation: David Whitcomb, of Princetoa, Minn., says: I had attacks of kidney trouble and when I learned of Doan's Kidney Pills, I used them. They helped me wonderfully. I know of other persons who have taken this remedy and have received relief from pain and lameness in the loins. I feel justified in advising anyone with kid ney trouble to give Doan's Kidney Pills a trial." For sale by all dealers or upon re ceipt of price, 50 cents. Foster-Mil burn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the nameDoan's and take no other. We guarantee that Copenhagen Snuff is now and always has been absolutely pure snuff, that it complies with the laws of every State and all federal laws. American Snuff Company, 111 Fifth Ave., NewYork. I Sit Down and Do a Little Figuring. Main Street, &/>e If you can not figure out where it will be the best kind of economy to make cer- tain repairs about the place, or put up certain much needed buildings and do it right now instead of putting it off, we will be very much mistaken. The longer you put off these things the more they are bound to cost you So why wait any longer So far as the cost is concerned, we will make you prices for any lumber that you may want that will certainly not embarrass you And as the quality of our stock is exceptionally fine there is no better time than the present Do it any time and let us quote you prices on what you will need CALEY LUMBER CO. BENJAHIN SOULE, Manager Glcndorado Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co. O. H. UGLEM, President CHAS. D. KALIHEPv, Treasurer Insurance in Force $1,300,000 Average cost to members but one-half of that charged by old line companies. For further information write I J. A. Erstad, Secretary Freer, Minn. L. C. HUMMEL Dealer i Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. Both Telephones. Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn. *^***^"^^*^^^i^^i^^**^i^^tai G. H. GOTTWERTH, Dealer In Prime Meats of Every Variety, Poultry, Fish, Etc. Highest market prices paid for Cattle and Hogs. Job Printing and Job Printing THEREcare Princeton. two kinds of Job Printing cnat which is neat and artisti and that which possesses neither of these qualities. The Princeton Union makes it a point to turn out none but the former kind,' and the Union finds this easy because it has the type, machinery andkille labor with which to accomplish it. Nothing Looks Worse Than Botched Job Printing. It is a drawback to the business of a merchant or anyone else who uses it. Botched Job Printing suggests loose methods. Then why not use the kind printed by the Union? It costs you no more and gives the public a good impression of your business. The Princeton Union is prepared to execute every description of Commercial and Fancy Printing at short notice and nominal prices. If you are in need of letterheads, noteheads, billheads, statements, cards, posters, programs, wedding invitations or any other work in the printing line, an order for the same nlaced with the Union will insure its being produced in an at- tractive and un-to-date style. PRINCETON UNION Princeton^ Minnesota.