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THE SPOTLIGHT Suspicion That George T. Simp son Seeks Governorship. SPOONER MAY ENTER RAGE Morris Man Believed to Be an As pirant for the Republican Nomination. (Special Correspondence.) S Paul, Dec. 26.-In these days of spotlight advertising and its un doubted value from a vote making standpoint Under the terms of his resignation given some months ago Mr Simpson has but a few days of official hfe and it does seera strange that he should have taker upon himself the prelimi naries in a. piece of litigation that means years in the final settlement, but this fact offers no surprises, in view of the kind of political views I have described, and so. without any further waste of words, I will say thai the wise ones have figured him out as a candidate for governor and fhe Mountain Iron suit as the forerunner of the kind of a record he proposes to impress upon the voting public This cynical and rather sordid view hardly appeals to me, as the Winona man al ready has a record of a million or more dollars recovered into the treas ur\ by his activity but then stranger things ha"\ happened If Mr Simpson can put So,000,000 more into the state treasui the taxpayers will hardly care who is hurt in the operation $- *S* -I* Whether or not Mr Simpson is play ing square the matter of that dec laration of his that he will be out of the political game for all time after the fust of the jear I leave to the king makeis, but for fear the task will not take up all their spare time I will call attention to the activities of Repiesentiitive Spooner of Mor ris, who haunted the corridors of the Merchants hotel pretty much all of last week The Morris man has been checked up as an aspirant for con gressman at large, but it would seem that he has turned his attention to the governorship instead In confer ence with him at the time were Speaker H. H. Dunn of Albert Lea and Thomas Kneeland of Minneapolis and they let the cat out of the bag in their endeavors to impress upon sev eral co-workers the advantage to be gamed by joining the Spooner boom At the same time Lieutenant Governor S. Y. Gordon was busy trying to fine1 out his status as acting governor, and Mr. Spooner kept close tab on the controversy Representative Knee land's activity was credited to a desire for an alliance that would aid in his ambitions to be attorney general s* -i* "Z" L. Spooner was an active and forced' member of the last legisla ture He fairly scintilated by com parison and, while this was admitted by a majo-ity of his colleagues, it hurt and in the minds of the observant he can haidiy count on them now in the advance-ment of higher ambitions Mr Spooner was never regarded as 3 mixer, in fact he has a mannerism -*$* he present day politician, and many members of the old school for that matter, figure out all things in their line on an ax grinding basis. With them pretty much everything is a play for votes. This is truly a day of publicity, and perhaps their horizon, generally liberal, has been narrowed by a few who have certainly taken advantage of the new game, hence there may be some excuse for their anticipating a piece of news that is due to break the first of the New Year and in which Attorney General George T. Simpson alone will nave the spot light. I refer to his announcement of a suit to be brought by him against the United States Steel corporation for the recovery of the Mountain Iron mine in St. Louis county and an ac counting for the ore already taken out. If he succeeds it means an addi tion to the school fund of about $5,- 000,000, the airing of a scandal having its inception back in the eighties, and, incidentally, a large red feather in Mr. Simpson's hat. Mountain Iron orig inally was selected as indemnity school land, later relinquished by former State Auditor W. W. Braden and ac quired by the Merritts of Duluth, who permitted it to pass into the hands of the Rockefellers The relinquishment was questioned by former State Aud itor R. C. Dunn, who asked for an in vestigation by the 1897 legislature The testimony covering the relin quishment, as brought out by the leg islature, was tinctured with much that looked rotton on the face of it and the legislature appropriated $10,000 and named a committee to go into the matter further. The records are rather vague as to what the committee did beyond the conclusion that the state had slept on its rights and that it had no further claim to the property in question The committee consisted of such men as Jacob Jacobson, E Staples, P. M. Ringdahl, E. T. Young and E. E. Smith, at present chairman of the Republican state central com mittee Note the fact that Chairman Smith was a member of the commit tee? that does not attract, but there ts no getting away from .the fact that he could fill the position with ability and credit to the state. In political cir cles Mr. Spooner is regarded as fairly well endowed with this world's goods. J* A Minnesotan in the person of George P. Jones, "Jones of Rock," is looming up on the horizon as the pos sible successor of Governor Burke of North Dakota, and those who have followed this young Democrat's career are watching the outcome with inter est. Mr. Jones, who is now county at torney of La Moure county, N. D.. broke into the limelight at the conven tion which nominated Governor John Lind the second time. When the time came for a second to the nomination of Lind demands for recognition came from all parts of the convention hall. Jones stood well to the front and in a voice which fairly filled the building yelled, "Mr. Speaker." "Who is the gentleman?" asked the chairman, and the reply came, "JonesJones of Rock." The name stuck and from that time on he was recognized by this one title. The Capitol City has had a surfeit of distinguished visitors the past week and those who have had to do the entertaining are breathing a sigh of relief since their departure. I refer to the state executives who held forth in St. Paul for several days. Promi nent among the list was Governor Jud son Harmon of Ohio, who is regarded by some of the unwashed as the only man in their ranks capable of success fully storming the national capital. R. T. O'Connor, the Democratic boss, saw him first and held a reception in his honor. National Committeeman F. T. Lynch saw him later and discussed conditions in the Northwest. Mr. Harmon is due to return to the North west the latter part of next month and consult with the leaders regarding his presidential chances up here. J* 4* R. T. O'Connor of St. Paul and his followers are accepted Harmon men, with Mr. Lynch an admirer of Gov ernor Woodrow Wilson of New Jer sey, but I gather that there will be a general get together when it comes time to select a delegation to the na tional convention. The idea is to name an uninstructed delegation, and thus eliminate the possibility of future trou ble. One thing the Democratic lead ers are agieed on is harmony and they desire it all the more because of the near approach of the state campaign The idea is to get solidly behind some candidate, Congressman Hammond for instance, and allow nothing of a dis turbing character to interfere with the success of his election. Rather musing to those who sat was the meeting at the state capitol last week between the visiting North west governors and Secretary of the Interior Fisher of Washington The diverting feature was the effectual muzzling of those governors who itched to tell Fisher what they thought of him and his department One, Gov ernor Cary of Wyoming, did tell the secretary that the department and the views of some of the chumps in charge had set his state back about ten years With Governor Norris in the chair only accredited governors and delegates were recognized and the latter were carefully picked before be ing let in. W. Hill of the Great Northern road and the St. Paul com mercial interests were in charge and they scanned the list carefully. The coming St Paul mayoralty campaign is due to offer much in the way of interest and amusement for the foes ot the saloons over the state If the statement of those on the inside is to be accepted it is to be the Hamm Brewing company against the Schmidt Brewing company, with the latter in the open and offering a candidate the person of its president, Otto Bremer, a popular young German P. Keller, the present Republican ex ecutive, is to be his rival and is sup posed to have the best wishes of the Hamm Brewing company in fact sev eral of its representatives are the active officers of the principal Repub lican organization and are boosting for Mr. Kellej's candidacy. The cam paign promises to be the warmest one in the history of the wide open city 4" *J* Former State Treasurer Julius Block, now of Duluth, was a Twin City visitor last week and he gave the im pression that the next Republican con vention might have him on its hands as a candidate for congressman at large He did not say that he was go ing to make the race, but he did admit that he was considering it. In times past no ticket was complete without a German of prominence and friends of Mr. Block think that this nationality has been overlooked in the present scramble for place. Mr. Block is in the insurance business in Duluth at the present time Governor Eberhart's luck in escap ing the temporary occupation of his office, and the accepted claim in some quarters that his chief rival for the governorship has been disposed of, is exciting much comment those days and many are wondering how long it will last. Will fate bunch its hits some day and hand out a broadside, or will the present conditions con tinue to the end, are the questions frequently asked. At the state capi tol the official family is as much cone vinced as tbe governor himself that he is a man of destiny, and nothing dis turbs them. It was on their advice that Governor Eberhart refused to dis cuss the Gordon incident, and they say he profited as a result. THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN. PROOF OF GENTILITY. Sleeves That Hid the Hands Showed the Wearers Didn't Work. The practice observed among Span ish hidalgos of allowing the finger nails to grow into claws was to dem onstrate that they had never done any manual work. The same custom ex ists among the Chinese for the same reason. Among the Romans the wearing of long sleeves, which came down over the hand, was the fashion in aristo cratic circles. This advertised to the world that the wearer did not engage in any labor and freedom from em ployment was. the condition of re spectability. English boots and shoes have been designed more or less for the same purpose as that of the Chinese, who bind their women's feet in proof of their gentility. As early as the time of William Rufus "peaked toed boots and shoes" had their points made IiLe a scorpion's tail, and a courtier nam ed Robert stuffed his out with tow. and caused them to curl round in the form of a ram's horn, a fashion which took mightily among the nobles. It is plain that the purpose of this fash ion was to show that the privileged wearer was not dependent on any kind f labor or fleetness of foot for his daily bread. The practice of wearing tight fitting boots and shoes is an old one. for Chaucer, writing of them in his day. says that it is Merveyle sith that they sltte so pieyn. How they come on or off again. Later, in 1765, Horace Walpole said. "I am now twenty years on the right side of red heels."Harper's Weekly. To Be a Real Actor. THE T^&tfjfok ttNlbtf: TritrfeSBAY, DECIDER 28, 1911. AN ENGLISH PENSIONER. Superannuated at Birth and Drew the Stipend All His Life. The wife of an English cabinet min ister had promised to stand godmother to an infant and, calling on the parents a day or two previous to the christen ing, expressed her regret that her hus band had nothing left at his disposal of any importance and that the only thing he could do for her godson was to put his name on the pension list as a superannuated general postman The offer was accepted. The pension was regularly paid to the parents dur ing the minority of their son and to him afterward as long as he lived He thrived in the world, became an alder man and attained a considerable age. often declaring that he had more pleas ure in pocketing the few pounds he drew half yearly from this source than he derived from the receipt of any odi er portion of his income. died a few days after one pi ment was due, and one of his executors came to town to announce his dec ease and to receive the money. On asking the clerk who paid him if it was neces sary to produce a certificate of the death he was answered "Oh, no, not in the least. I will take your word for it. My father paid his pension as long as he lived, and I have paid it myself for the last thirty years I am quite sure that the old gentleman must be dead by this time." This recipient of the public bounty had been a superannuated postman for upward of eighty years.Exchange. Sinking one's identity in character parts on the stage is but an insignifi cant branch of acting. The displaying ture." of a personality beneath the makeup, the incarnation of a written character in flesh and blood, by a sheer act of genius on the part of the actor in fill ing a part with his own personality tempered to the limitations of his role the creation, in short, of a living. visible and intelligible being, is the grand goal of the actor's art. How well Richard Mansfield knew that art! In his performances jou saw an impenetrable makeup but. though Mansfield was hidden, behind the disguise were the brains of the greatest dramatic genius of our gen eration. fashioning steadily and su perbly a character as he conceived it out of the materials placed at his com mand by the playwrightHenry Kol ker in National Magazine. Trying to Be Witty. They were sitting in the parlor with the lights turned low The hour was pretty late. lie and she had talked about everything, from the weather to the latest shows. He yawned, and she yawned, but he made no attempt to move toward home, and she was be coming weary. At last she said "I heard a noise outside just now. I won der if it could be burglars?" Of course he tried to be funny. "Maybe it was the night falling," he said. "Oh, I think not!" she exclaimed. "More likely it was' the day breaking!" Hasty exit of he.Pearson's Weekly. Scriptural Place Names. England can boast that no other country possesses so many Scriptural place names as it does. The name of Jericho occurs six times on the ord nance maps, paradise five times and Nineveh. Mount Zion. Mount Ararat and Mount Ephraim three times each In Bedfordshire there is a Calvary wood and in Dorsetshire a Jordan hill Benefits Forgot. AliceWhat a rude, boorish fellow Mr. Brown is. EthelWhat did he do. dear? AliceWhy. he gave me his seat in the street car without lifting bis hat.Boston Transcript Gave Him an Opening. "Lay a little by," advised the pub lisher. "I'd like to." said the poet. "Buy a little lay?"Washington Herald. FEASTED ON LOBSTER, Me Did Jt on the Sly and Repemtad Sorely Afterward. Some years ago the government transplanted about 20,000 eastern lob sters In Monterey bay. Before ship ping wooden pegs had been put in their claws so that they couldn't fight with each other en route to this coast. Before transplanting those in charge teglected to remove the wooden pegs, With the result that the lobsters all died. The government accordingly sent an other shipment and this time saw that the pegs had been removed before planting the lobsters. Some time thereafter the Albatross steamed into Monterey bay, under the command of the United States fibh commission, looking for results of the transplanting. LoDSter traps were set at different points, but nary a lobster was captured. The government then posted notices offering $2,000 for a specimen of the transplanted lobsters. Two years passed. A Santa Cruz fisherman, out in his little smack, caught one of the lobsters. Then, thinking that there was a law against catching them, he sneaked the lobster to his home, cooked it, ate it and de stroyed all evidence. Later he divulg ed the secret to some other fishermen. "I caught a lobster sixteen inches long." he said. "What!" they exclaimed. "Yes, and I was afraid to sell it, so I ate it myself." "You ate it?" "Yes." And they broke to him the sad news that there was a reward of $2,000 for a sample lobster from the bay. "And I had a $2,000 meal!" said the fisherman and fainted San Francisco Chronicle. ARCHAEOLOGY. Old Time Kissing Customs. The English distaste for kissing is a thing of comparatively recent growth In the seventeenth century our habits were the wonder of the foreigner NIcolaus de Bethlen, a Hungarian, who visited these shores in 1G33, relates that "my brother and I behaved very rudely on one occasion, being unaware that it wras the custom in that country to kiss the corner of the mouth of la dies instead of shaking hands, as we do in nungary We were invited to dine at the house of a gentleman of high rank and found his wife and three daughters, one of them married, ready to receh us. We kissed the girls, but not the married ladles, and thereby greatly offended the latter Duval apologized for our blunder and told us that when saluting we must always kiss the senior lady first and leave the girls to the last."London Express. Sneezing In Persia. The well known superstition that to sneeze once is a bad omen seriously interferes with many of the duties and pleasures of the Persian. When he is so unfortunate as to sneeze once he quickly says, "Sabar amad" (a time for waiting has come), and for at least two hours thereafter he cannot be per suaded to take medicine, start on a journey or begin any new or important work. A missionary surgeon who has more than once had to postpone an op eration because he or the patient sneezed once says, "I have now be come an adept at producing double ineezes."Los Angeles Times. The Sarcastic Druggist DruggistYes, madam? Woman That last postage stamp you sold me dropped off the envelope and the letter went to the dead letter office, and want to know what you are going to do about it. DruggistWhy. of course, madam, as I personally guarantee each of the stamps I sell I'll make it good. Here's another.Exchange Flight of Time. A man never realizes the flight of time so much as when his boys get to wearing the same size shirts that he does.Exchange. Experience is the extract of suffer ing.Arthur Helps. an Aids Xhe Ancients Were Unconscious to the Modern Science. Arthur Frothingham, writing in the North American Review on "Where Archaeology Comes In," notes that, though it is customary to consider the science as a modern study, dating from the middle of the eighteenth cen tury, "there has been at all times a certain amount of unconscious archae ology." Illustrating this, he says "When the late Babylonian King Nabonidus, about 530 B. stated that he was restoring in the original style a temple built more than 2,000 years before him bv King Naramsin he was, or thought he was, doing the work of an archaeological scholar. When the Roman priests, under the Antoine emperors, continued to use in their sacrifices only the primitive black earthen cups that had been in use for nearly a thousand years, since before the founding of Rome, they were practical archaeologists "When the Emperor Augustus in sisted on having copies of the best works of Greek sculpture of different ages and styles made in the exact manner of the originals, including ar chaic works, he was obliging his sculp tors to be archaeologists. The Em peror Claudius, who wrote on antiqui ties and used archaicisms. was lam pooned by scurrilous Romans as a pedantic archaeologist, and Hadrian, the Philhellene, among his many ef forts at resurrecting ancient Hellas, can count the revival of the Perga mene and Alexandrian styles of sculp- TH S^JS" 1Z sen No 4 r*Ctt le?ftel i5^*!?,?' &/>e 'Gloved Hands Pick Seedless, Tree-Ripened ^Surtkist^Grandes This delightful fruit, which comes in the valuable premium-bringing wrappers, is all picked, when ripe, with gloves! Each orange is perfect. Otherwise it would be rejected and sold as a "second"not as a first-quality "Sunkist." "Sunkist" are the prize oranges of best groves in. California Seedless,, Sound and Solid segssss send them to us wit 12 stamps to hel pa charges 4. vnll send you this genuine Rogers' silver orange spoon. For each additional SDoon L4"** t- tr-?ps- Animuls. Allto9aboumtB anil 3 *2 a i M& Deliciously juicyno seedsfirm and perfect. 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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 1 Princaton, Minnesota.