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Published Every Thursday.
Business Manager.
The Biwabik Times says that La
Follette sentiment is growing in Min
nesota. It isgrowing against him.
Many troubles have originated
from a mere typewriter. Take the
case of Congressman Miller, for in
A religious paper tells us that the
buying and selling of men is still
practiced in this country. By man
agers of baseball teams?
There ought to have been a sum
mary hanging in Aitkin county last
week. A human brute who assaults a
girl of tender years is deserving of no
Disbursements from the state treas
ury since August 1 exceeded the reprepared
ceipts by $600,000. That one million
dollar surplus will not last long at
that rate.
Another pool of political putridity
is about to be stirred upthe United
States senate has decided to investi
gate its fellow member, Ike Stephen
son of Wisconsin.
A St. Paul pastor says that men are
worse gossips than women. Then it
must be upon those occasions when
the women are attending church and
have no opportunity to talk.
Billy McEwen, the best labor com
missioner the state of Minnesota ever
had, is authority for the statement
that a Scotchman was never known to
quote an Irishman correctly.
Talk about multiplication of trusts
we shall shortly have 33 Standard
Oil companies instead of one. Will
the United States supreme court
please take notice that instead of de
stroying trusts it is manufacturing
Becoming tired of feeding prisoners,
the authorities of Nashville, Indiana,
tore down their jail the other day.
A carload of rope had arrived that
morning and was deposited in the
city hall. Probably no need for a
jail after that.
Dr. Wiley predicts that within
twelve years smoking and tobacco
chewing in public will have become
obsolete. The doctor will find that in
this prognostication he is not even as
accurate as is old Hicks in his
weather predictions.
The senate Lorimer committee has
adjourned its hearings and the cham
ber in which the testimony was taken
has been thoroughly disinfected, but
the effluvia which emanated from the
proceedings impregnates the atmos
phere of the whole country.
A Washington dispatch to the Min
neapolis Journal says that charges
have been preferred against W. H.
Grimshaw, United States marshal,
and that they will be investigated.
Charges against Grimshaw should
surprise no one in Minnesota.
Lena Porter Uyeno, a former Min
nesota school teacher who married a
Jap in Seattle in 1910, is now suing
for a divorce. Any white woman who
has no more respect for herself than
to marry one of these russet colored
runts should be refused a divorce.
"Congressmen are, as a rule, very
obliging gentlemen," says the editor
of an exchange. Of course they are.
For instance, should a man tire of
being postmaster the congressman in
his district will cheerfully oblige him
by transferring the office to his wife.
The Stillwater Gazette is 41 years
old and it improves a$, time passes.
As a newsy, well-edited weekly news
paper the Gazette is among the best in
the state, and the Union congratu
lates its proprietors, Messrs. Easton
& Masterman, upon its appearance.
If La Follette entertains an idea
that his attacks on Mr. Taft will en
hance his (La Follette's) chances for
the republican presidential nomina
tion he is greatly mistakenby such
procedure he is making friends for
the president and enemies for himself.
It is rumored that Frank Eddy
would like to serve another term or
two in congress. Frank is not a bank
president, neither is he a ranting dem
agogue, and the chances are that he
will not represent the Sixth district in
Washington for some years yet.
Attorney General Wickersham has
touched the button and the electrical
trust has promised to dissolveit will
make the attorney general believe
such a dissolution has taken place.
It is one of the easiest things in the
world for a trust to fool the govern
A ''Chapter in Minnesota Politics"
is the caption of an interesting article
which appeared in the Heron Lake
News of the 10th inst. Editor East
wood must have inside sources of in
formation else he is a good guesser,
for the article in question is brimful
of truth.
That man Dunlap, associate chemist
of the department of agriculture, who
memorandum upon which
Dr. Wiley was charged with illegally
employing an expert, is either in
league with the interests or seeks to
step into the doctor's shoes. He is a
dangerous man to have around and
no time should be lost in kicking him
out of office.
Murder is the latest accusation
made against the last legislature. A
prominent St. Paul police official
asserts that if capital punishment had
not been abolished in this state De
tective Fraser of that city would have
been alive today. Probably the leg
islature is also blamable for the esthe
cape of McCarthy and Juhl from the
Arizona and New Mexico will have
to wait a while befpre they are ad
mitted to the sisterhood of states, as
President Taft has vetoed the bill
which provided for their admission
and there is small chance of passing
the bill over his veto. The reason
the president gives for his action is
the clause in the Arizona constitution
which provides for the recall of
An Irish paper contains a racy
write-up of the proceedings in the
staid British house of commons on
the 24th ult., when Premier Asquith
was refused a hearing, and
speaker, who was unable to maintain
a semblance of order, was finally
obliged to adjourn the house. Billy
Nolan, Dr. Stone and Mr. Klemer
should cross the herring pond and get
a few pointers from the British M.
P.s before the Minnesota legislature
is convened in extraordinary session.
There is every indicaiton at this
time that Henry L. Stimson will be
Mr. Taft's running mate next year.
As vice-president Mr. Sherman has
not filled the bill to the satisfaction of
Mr. Taft and the low tariff men, and
he has openly opposed Canadian reci
procity. Inasmuch as the republican
national convention in 1912 promises
to be controlled by low tariff men,
who will nominate Mr. Taft, it does
not seem possible that Sherman will
be again selected.
The Old Boys' association of Lon
don, Ontario, refused to tolerate an
intermingling of United States flags
with those of Canada in the street
decorations last week and they were
ordered taken down. American
citizens of London are naturally in
dignant but, if the "Old Boys" are
telling the truth, they have no just
cause for protest. While visiting in
Detroit, Mich., they say, policemen
snatched the little Canadian flags
which they were wearing from their
Numerous inquiries have been re
ceived recently by the publisher of
the Union relative to the proposed
trunk line roads under the Elwell law.
One LeSueur county inquirer wants
to know if all the state road money is
to be applied on the trunk roads. The
Union will ha-ve something to say
on that subject later. In the mean
time we can assure our southern Min
nesota friends that the state road
fund, no matter whether that fund
amounts to $300,000 .or $1,000,000 in
any one year, will be apportioned
equitably among all the counties of
the state. In other words every coun
ty will be accorded a square deal.
As a result of the passage of the
British veto bill the members of the
house of commons will now draw a
salary for their servicesthey have
passed a resolution fixing such com
pensation at $2,000 a year. Hereto
fore they were compelled to serve
gratuitouslythe lords would have
killed any measure to pay them for
their work. If they are worth any
thing they are surely entitled to the
stipend which they voted themselves.
Two thousand a year would hardly
pay our congressmen's fizz bills.
The Herald of Duluth suggests that
small receptacles be placed at the
bases of the horse drinking troughs
in that city for the benefit of dogs.
This is a very good recommendation,
for in the hot months of the year
especially dogs which have not access
to plenty of water suffer intensely
and are liable to be adjudged mad
and killed. Then, again, it is a good
suggestion from a humanitarian
standpoint. Dogs are man's best
friends and they should not be per
mitted to suffer for want of a little
Hush! The judicial committee of
the house is in secret session with the
keyholes plugged. Our country is in
danger spies are in our midst blue
prints of our Pacific coast defenses
have been made drawings of our for
tifications at Corregidor islands, P.
I., have been secured: the Panama
canal has been sketchedall this has
been accomplished by agents of
foreign governments, and it is to con
sider what action shall be taken that
committee went into secret session.
The nefarious nature of the spies'
work makes our duty clearly ap
parent, brethren. To arms! To
The country press of the state has a
duty to perform. The duty is plain.
Within the next fifteen months the
people of our state should be brought
to a realization of what it means to
them to lose control of the state's
railroads.Long Prairie Leader.
We are at a loss to know just what
the country press can accomplish.
The highest court in the land will
pass upon the question of rate legis
lation within the next few months if
Judge Sanborn's decision is sustained
the state is powerless to make or
force rates. Then, what? Bu there
a possibility that Judge Sanborn
will be reversed or his findings modi
Newport society was set agog and
aghast the other day by the discovery
that Miss Julia Estelle French had
married her chauffeur, John Geraghty
the fashionable set characterize it
as a tragedy."^ It seems that the
two stole away to a quiet village and
were there "hooked up by a be
whiskered justice of the peace who
smelled of the barn yard. Under the
circumstances surrounding the elope
ment we cannot do other than express
our admiration for Julia. Old manword.
French, her father, it appears, as well
as her mother, had selected a dago
count for Juliaa swarthy Italian
with a garlic breathand he was par
ticularly odious and repulsive to her.
So she didn't propose to be embraced
by a fellow of his stripe so long as
she could escape it by marrying a
good-looking Irishman. Hence the
A highly profitable ventureto the
promoterswas cut short the other
day in New York, when three fellows
were arrested by secret service men,
convicted of using the mails to deshaw
fraud and cast into the dungeons of
Atlanta federal prison. Their spe
cialty was "wireless" stock and thethe
mearffe which they utilized to advertise
it consisted of circular letters sent
through the mails to all parts of the
country. They sat in their New York
office from day to day and, while two
of them were kept busy opening letters
and taking care of the money which
they contained, the third prepared
and mailed the circulars which
brought it in. Thousands of dollars
flowed into their treasury for stock in
a company which was nonexistent
the suckers were falling over one an
other in their eagerness to grasp a
proposition which would make them
independently rich in a short time.
The brainless dupes of course lost
their money, but they merely got what
they deserved.
Some people are unnecessarily ex
ercised over the "partial repeal of
chapter 299, laws of 1907, and chapter
106, laws of 1909, by the last legisla
ture. The sections and chapters re
pealed required a purchaser of state
land, within five years from the date
of issuance of certificate, to do
of three things: fence at least 25 per
cent of the tract purchased, cultivate
at least five per cent of the same, or
build a house and actually reside
upon said tract for a period of one
year. These restrictions did not
complish the purpose for which they
were intended, and hindered rather
than promoted the development of
the counties in which the bulk of the
unsold state lands are situated. In
former years, to the writer's own per
sonal knowledge, many laboring men
in the cities and towns who had saved
a little money invested in state land
with the end in view of eventually
settling upon the same. So long as
these laboring men were receiving
good wages in the cities they did
care to settle upon and improve the
land. People of the class referred to
should be encouraged to invest their
surplus earnings in state land. But
the restrictions imposed by the 1905
law discouraged this desirable class
of speculators in state lands.
The danger of speculators buying
large quantities of state land and
holding the same for an increase in
price is largely imaginary. While
there are hundreds of thousands of
acres of unsold state lands in the
northern counties which when cleared
and drained, will be good arable
land, no prudent business man would
care to invest in the same even at the
minimum price for speculative pur
poses. The interest and taxes mount
up fast. In any event that section of
the law which provides that not more
than 320 acres of state land shall be
sold to any one purchaser still re
mains in force.
A Miss Olson of Minneapolis has
persuaded the district court to change
her name to Smith "in order to
identify herself." "Smith" will of
course work out all right in Minne
apolis, where there are so many
Olsons that it is necessary for identi
fication to be known by number, but
she decide to take up her resi
dence in St. Paul, where the Smiths
are as numerous as officeseekers dur
ing a political campaign, she'll wish
she had her original name back.
N. P. Olson has commenced the
publication of the Red Wing Daily
Eagle. For the past two years he has
been publishing the Red Wing Free
Press (weekly). Mr. Olson is a born
newspaper mana gifted writer and
an untiring worker. If anybody can
make a second daily in Red Wing pay
he can. The writer has known Mr.
Olson for more than a quarter of a
century and we have always found
him to be a man in every sense of the
The report of Milwaukee's bureau
of economy snows that it has saved
for the city $10,000 in the fire and
police departments, $6,500 in the
spection of house drains and plumb
ing, $63,000 in the incineration of ref
use, and $16,000 in the collection of
garbage. No wonder Dave Rose's
pockets used to bulge when he
mayor of Milwaukee.
Bill Grimshaw and Bill Rich have
assured President Taft that Minnesota
will be for him in the next national
republican convention. Mr. Grim
wishes to retain his job as
United States marshal and Mr. Rich
whose name is temporarily left off
government pay rollslives in
hopes. See? Rattier Hard on Frank
Frank Day did not stay long but he
picked winning candidates for
governor and United States senator
and beat the republican party to a
frazzle in his own imaginative mind.
Frank personally is a good enough
fellow, but politically he is a mere
bluffer and bunco man. As a mean
ingless jollier he has no equal, but
even the thinking democrats have
long since ceased to take him serious
ly.Preston Times.
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn.,
August 12, 1911: Miss Mammie John
son, Miss Mildred Johnson, Mr.
Charles Moody. Please call for adshould
vertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, P. M-
j,w^iat% **i.j
The great constitutional struggle
between the British houses of lords
and commons has ended, the lords
having been virtually forced into
passing the veto bill. The vote131
to 114was in actuality a vote to pro
tect British aristocracy at the expense
its power. The lords knew full
well that King George would keep his
word and create sufficient new peers
to pass the bill if they turned it down,
and they knew this would mean the
admission of commoners to their ex
circles, so they decided to
"drink the hemlock "-to give to the
people the arbitrary power which they
(the lords) had exercised for centu
ries. Under the provisions of the
measure the lords can only suspend
the operation of financial legislation
for a brief period, but, if a bill is re
passed by the commons it becomes a
law regardless of the attitude of the
upper chamber. Constitutional gov
ernment under the new law becomes a
reality instead of a mockery as here
when the aristocratic lords
the enemies of the common people
killed every measure that did not suit
their selfish policies. Home Secre
tary Churchill is positive that the new
law will mean home rule for Ireland,
increased old age pensions, equitable
taxation and the passage of all the
measures advocated by Lloyd-George.
To Premier Asquith and King George
are due the credit for forcing this
great reform measure through. As
quith was the engineer and the king
stood solidly behind him ready to
use his prerogativea club bearing
the alternative: "Pass the bill, you
dogs, or I'll create new peers who
W1U Aid Farmers to Clear Land.
The Wisconsin legislature recently
passed a law which promises to prove
of great benefit to farmers of that
state. The law provides that 25
farmers may band together and make
application to the county board ask
ing that special improvement bonds
be issued to defray expense of clear
ing their lands. A committee of ex
perts will then look over the land and
the cost will be estimated. The bonds
issued must not exceed the cost of
clearing. The bonds may run from
five to 20 years and are to be a lien
upon the particular pieces of land
benefited. The liens shall not, how
ever, exceed $25 an acre. This will
mean the immediate clearing of
thousands of acres of land that would
otherwise remain idle for years to
Peahaps Not.
Charles Frohman, smoking one of
his huge, black and superb cigars,
discussed in New York a conceited
English actor.
"He often asked me to bring him
over to the states." said Mr. Froh-
man," but I could never see my way.
I met him not long ago in London. I
was lunching at an A. B. C. and he
came up to me in great spirits.
'Well, Mr. Frohman,' he said,
'I'm going to "America at last. Just
signed my contract yesterday. It's
for $5,000 perfive thousand per'
"He looked at me nervously.
'Oh, I see,' said I. 'Five thou
sand perhaps.'
Strikes It Kicn
According to the Canyonville Call,
Lewis Sausser, a former resident of
Princeton, has struck it rich in the
mining district of Oregon.
Mr. Sausser and his son are driving
a tunnel into the mountainside the
output from which assays $208.70 to
the ton in tungsten and nickel. The
claim belongs to Mr. Sausser, and it
only a question of time, says the
Call, when capitalists will take the
property over, but their offers have
not yet been sufficiently high to in
duce the owner to part with it.
Big Lake Picnic.
The Citizens' band went over to Big
Lake on Saturday and played for the
picnic which was given at Hazelwood
park. Governor Eberhart addressed
the gathering on matters pertaining
to the public schools and the state in
general and his speech was vocifer
ously applauded. One of the features
of the picnic was a game of ball be
tween Elk River and Monticello.
Several Princeton people, in addition
to the band, were in attendance.
County Fair Privileges for Sale.
The rates fixed for cane rack privi
leges at the county fair is $25 for four
days for soft drinks, cigars and icesafely
cream privileges, $5 per day andtrict
for merry-go-round privileges, $15 per
day. Apply to Ira G. Stanley, secre
tary Mille Lacs Agricultural society,
Princeton, Minn. 33-2tc
Younjf Western Horses
Tom Johnson is here with a bunch
of young western horses, all halter
broke, and those who are looking for
good sound general purpose horses
not overlook this opportunity
to procure them cheap. Call and
look them over at Kaliher's yard, ltc
Dunn So Regards It
Bob Dunn has the "Good Roads
Law" to his credita greater and
more lasting honor than the governor
ship.Chaska Valley Herald.
And Almost Petered Out.
Washington correspondents are
"feeling out" Senator Nelson's
strength in Minnesota. We opine they
will find it to be on the wane.De
troit Record.
Very Appropriate.
Pittsburg is to be spelled with an
"h" hereafter, and thus we find that
the end of Pittsburgh is the beginning
of hell. Very appropriate, when once
you know Pittsburgh.Walker Pilot.
Constant Knocking Becomes Tiresome.
A change of attitude is noticeable
among some of those who have been
knocking Governor Eberhart. We
are wondering what has caused this
sudden change of heart.Mora
I ngallant Old Pease
It is suggested that some of the
young men who are loafing around
this summer be put to work pulling
weeds. How about some of the young
women who seemingly have nothing to
do but gad the streets? Let them pull
weeds, too.Old Pease in Anoka
Farming the Farmers
The farmers are to be organized by
P. V. Collins "for political protection
of agricultural interests." In other
words, Collins is going to try and
farm the farmers, and all on account
of the reciprocity pact which he went
to Washington to turn down but
failed. The farmers paid the freight.
Brainerd Dispatch.
Kelley Makes a Comparison.
Great are the Sunday papers, par
ticularly those that are printed on
Fridays in the twin cities. Their tele
graph news, furnished two days be
fore it happens, for accuracy com
pares favorably with Lynn Haines?
statements regarding the late legisla
ture.Menagha Journal.
Collins a Frost in Himself
P. V. Collins, publisher of the
Northwestern Agriculturalist, claims
the sole credit for having had
Wednesday of state fair week set
apart as a "farmers' day." If this is
a fact, and it should happen to be
come generally known, Wednesday is
liable to prove a "frosty" day at the
state fair.Red Wing Free Press.
Hope That Day is Remote, Xeff
There is DO rest for the wicked and
we suppose we are wicked for w
seldom ever rest. Occasionally we
sit down with the old boys for an
hour and it seems as though we were
doing wrong, because we were idling
away our time. There will come a
day when we will rest. The silence
will be oppressive and the crickets
will chirp in the corner.Lake Crys
tal Union.
Bryan Holds Balance of Power
It is the delight of the average
democratic paper these dog days to
howl at William Jennings Bryan.
They will discover before the next
national democratic convention that
Bryan will have the deciding influence
in the selection of a presidential can
didateotherwise that candidate will
be overwhelmingly defeated. Bryan
is just now busy with Congressman
Underwood, chairman of the ways
and means committee, and while
Underwood is a pretty good fighter
and comes back at the Nebraskan in
good sporting style, he will never be
nonminated for the presidency, at
least not in 1912. Bryan has been
knocked out of the ring so often that
he is an expert in coming back, and
the great rank and file of the demo
cratic party have more confidence in
him than in any other man in that
party.St. Cloud Journal-Press.
A Noble Pair of Billies
United States Marshal Grimshaw
and ex-custodian of the Federal
Building Rich are to be congratulated
in escorting to Washington, D.
without untoward incident or loss of
life one Crenshaw, a St. Paul electri
cian, whose presence in Washington
is desired to explain his failure to
support his wife, Mary Crenshaw.
United States Marshal Grimshaw and
ex-Custodian Rich must have breathed
a long sigh of relief when the perilous
journey was ended and the captive
lodged in the jail of the Dis
of Columbia. It was a brave
act, worthily performed. It has not
yet been learned whether or not Presi
dent Taft has issued a letter of ap
preciation and thanks, nor has it been
ascertained how the ex-custodian
soothed the captive into quiescence
and acquiescence during his "tour of
duty" in the sleeping car. Possibly
the ex-custodian told Crenshaw the
story of his life, the bitter tale of the
ingratitude of republics.St. Paul
Pioneer Press.

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