Dair Commission' Secretary
Sai to To Talkative.
EFFORTS NOT APPRECIATED
Is an Eberhart Booster, but the Gov-
ernor's Managers Think He Over-
reached the Limit.
St. Paul, March 26."Incompabihty
of temper" is a frequent offering by
those whose chief business is the
severence of the galling bonds of
matrimony, but Ralph W. Wheelock,
private secretary to his excellency,
Governor Eberhart, is the first one to
invoke its aid in an official way. Sat
urday he tied the incompatibility tag
to Fred W Mcintosh of Mankato, sec
retary of the state dairy and food com
mission, and while Mr. Mcintosh, who
has been an enthusiastic Eberhart
shouter, will not lose his meal ticket
he will have to change his official resi
dence. He will be given another posi
tion, possibly the secretaryship under
Ed Corliss custodian of the state cap
itol. There his activities will be mini
mized. Publicity is pretty much the
order of the day at the present time,
something the lamented Governor
Johnson and his official family appre
ciated to the extent that no news bets
were ever overlooked, and while Gov
ernor Eberhart likes to see his name
in print, Ed Smith, chairmam of the
Republican state central committee,
and Ralph W. Wheelock, his protege,
are agreed that there is a limit. Mc
intosh overreached this limit and his
transfer i the result. It is hinted
that there is something more than
"incompatibility" hehind the change
a matter I do not care to discuss at
this writingbut just the same Mc
intosh talked too much and his activi
ties in this line were not appreciated
by those higher up. Mac was an ar
dent admirer of Governor Eberhart,
who gave him his official meal ticket,
and likewise he was a firm believer
in the old saw, "to the victors belong
the spoils," hut he ran up against a
snag when he made the fact public.
Mac got his present position minus
the best wishes of J. P. Winkjer,
state dairy and food commissioner,
who was brought from Washington
with the much heralded statement
that he would eliminate politics from
the department. Sometime in life
practically every man reaches the con
clusion that while duty is a principle
No 1 is a case of preservation and it
its said Commissioner Winkjer had
about reached this conclusion and had
decided to accept the inevitable when
Mcintosh ejected his irrepressible per
sonality He agreed with Governor
Eberhart and Secretary Wheelock that
Assistant Commissioner McCabe, long
a member of the department, and,
what was worse, a Democrat, should
go and Mr. McCabe might have been
listed among the has beene had not
Mcintosh busied himself. Winkjer
was sore, McCabe raised a row and
the administration saw its plans for
Eberhartizing the department vanish
into thin air Here Secretary Whee
lock discovered the "incompatibility of
temper" proposition and Mcintosh's
change of residence was decided upon.
As I stated there is a rumor that more
serious things are involved in the con
troversy, but common sense demands
silence until the serious things break
v" 4* 4*
While the gum shoe artist is still a
factor, and his kind wins more often
than it loses, this is a day of publicity.
The demand is for the cards face up
on the table, but the new order of
things, it seems, has not penetrated
the state capitol In Twin City news
paper circles Governor Eberhart is
considered the poorest copy maker
that ever occupied the executive chair
A square deal for his excellency com
pels the statement that his frequent
absence from his office does not per
mit of the reporters seeing him daily,
but when the governor is away they
look to the official family to make up
the deficiency In a state with a popu
lation of over 2,000.000, an area equal
to any commonwealth in the United
States, and a line of commercial and
industrial activity second to none
there should not be a dearth of daily
state copy and yet the Capitol City
papers fail to show it.
Here are the observations of one
Twin City reporter: The state labor
bureau has not produced a story worth
printing Mnc the new crowd took
charge the dairy and food depart
ment, which used to be a prolific
source ot copy, is dead the banking
department is used principly to ex
ploit the efforts of Kelcey Chase, its
superintendent, to cut down over
drafts the public examiner is too
much of a politician to make public
the various irregularities he finds in
county and school districts and the
dairy and food department is so sur
rounded by that Washington atmos
phere that nothing is obtainable un
less those higher up see fit to un
bosom. Frank A. Day, private secre
tary to rhe late Governor Johnson,
never overlooked a bet He was al
ways good for a story a day. The
present crowd waits until thi^Ta
break and they have to break right
fore they are handed to the reporters.
One of the best copymakers the state
(Sapitol ever.produced was Bob Dunn,
then state auditor. He fought for.a
principle and he clashed with frielfd
and foe alike. Frank Day and Gov
ernor Jonnson compelled good copy
because they could not help it. I
hate to say it, but the present crowd
offers nothing in this respect. The
reporter assigned to the big building
makes his own copy.
Regarded as among the down and
out, the La Follette presidential candi
dacy has taken on new life with the
capture of North Dakota by his mana
gers. His victory in the Flickertail
state means trouble for the Roosevelt
boomers Minnesota and this fact
has not been lost upon I. A. Caswell,
who is in charge of the Roosevelt
movement in the North Star state. He
has been busy ever since the North
Dakota returns were received. One
of the results of his activities is the
promised visit to Minnesota of Colonel
Roosevelt March 29. He will be fol
lowed by other speakers of promi
nence. One thing to be said in Cas
well's favor is his practicability. With
the knowledge that the organization
and the administration is for Presi
dent Taft and that the two are against
publicity his every effort has been
directed at forcing them into the open.
"If I can make them place their cards
face up I have got them," he is
quoted as saying. In the old days
Caswell played with the bunch and he
knows their tactics. He knows that
the mob i* a formidable weapon, but
it is of no value unless organized.
That is what he is trying to do now.
As I stated in a previous letter the
scramble for the Republican nomina
tion for governor has been lost sight
of in the fight for national control of
the state. From the lack of publicity
it would appear that S. Y. Gordon of
Browns Valley and W. E. Lee of Long
Prairie were not doing anything, but
to use a slang expression, "believe
me," they have been working every
minute of the time. Going back to
that copy complaint, Governor Gordon
is not a good publicity man, and as for
"Bill" Lee, if anything, he is even
worse. Gordon's long suit is gum
shoeing and, quoting a friend, the
Eberhart forces will wake up some
day and find that he has quite a few
scalps tied to his belt. Regarding Lee
the story up here is that his managers
are on the trail of Governor Eberhart
and some of his appointees and that
one of the Lee papers has in type a
story not calculated to put his excel
lency in it good light.
Commenting further on the Lee can
didacy it is said that parties favorable
to the Long Prairie man have been
digging 'into Governor Eberhart's con
tingent fund, that they have noted the
number of times he was absent from
the state, the amount expended for
mileage books and traveling expenses,
the money invested in clipping bu
reaus and his official deportment gen
erally. Attorney General L. A. Smith
has said that the use of the office con
tingent fund for newspaper clippings
is not a legal expenditure and in order
to set an example he is paying for the
same out of his own pocket, but in the
case of the executive the state pays
the bill. These clippings cost the sub
scribers cents each and represent
quite an item in a year.
Judge P. E. Brown of Luverne, who
was elected a member of the state su
preme court at the last general elec
tion and who has been sick pretty
much of the time, will not resign as
reported. Justice Brown sent word to
St. Paul last week that he had fully
recovered and would be on the job at
the opening of the April term. The
story abroad was that the administra
tion, aware of Justice Brown's illness,
had figured on the appointment of
Judge Dibell of Duluth. Governor
Eberhart is supposed to be in bad on
the iron range and the appointment of
Judge Dibell would have strengthened
him in th i* neck of the woods.
The Ramsey county district court
has been crowded with a mob anxious
to hear the details in the $50,000
breach of promise suit in which Will
iam Rufus Edwards, a prominent St.
Paul lumberman and Summit avenue
society leader, is defendant, and Miss
Ada M. Cox, a Chicago stenographer,
is plaintiff and the chief feature is
the failure of the St. Paul papers to
mention it. A paragraph or two has
broken into the Minneapolis papers,
but the St Paul publications have ig
nored the progress of the case to date.
Perhaps their action is to be com
mended on the proposition of "all the
news that*s fit to print," but there are
quite a few who have other opinions.
Commissioners Vasely and Swend
sen of the state board of control, who
have been visiting Eastern and Mid
dle Western state reform schools, re
turned Saturday and it is expected
that the two will join with Chairman
Ringdal announcing a successor to jNew
Superintendent Whittier of the Red South
Wing training school, who resigned
some months ago. A man outside the
state has been agreed upon, but his
name has been withheld pending his
acceptance of the place. The board
wilj also name a successor to Purchas
ing Agent Cutter, who will engage in
the newspaper business at Thief River
Falls. TH E COUNTY CHAIRMAN.
Upton Sinclair, at a supper in New
York, condemned certain laws.
"We scrap machinery that is five or
ten years old," said Mr. Sinclair, "but
we are content to live under laws
formed three centuries ago."
ffrrm PKHTOTOy TraiONr THTJBSDAY, MABCH 28, 19XS!
THE NET 6AIN IN FIGURES,
Republicans For the First Time Will
Have More Than a Thousand Partici
pants In the Work of Choosing Their
Candidate For President.
For the first time in the history of
the Republican party the number of
delegates at its national convention
this year will exceed 1,000, thanks, in
part to the admission of Arizona and
New Mexico to statehood, but particu
larly because of the reapportionment
act, which became a law on Aug. 11 of
last year, increasing the total repre
sentation in congress from 483 to 531.
As the number of delegates from the
states is by law of the party twice the
representation in senate and house, the
convention total was increased auto
matically. The same is true of the
Democratic party, save for a difference
between the two organizations in their
treatment ot the teriitories. Except
for Hawaii, which will send six dele
gates, the remaining territories of Alas
ka, the Philippines and Porto Rico and
the District of Columbia will have only
two representatives each at the Chica
go convention The Democrats allow
six delegates to each territory and to
the District. The same rule held in
1908. So, because of that larger show
ing, the Democratic delegates passed
the thousand mark in their national
convention of that year.
Net Gain For Both Parties.
The net gain for both parties is
shown by these totals:
Republican convention 1908, 984 dele
gates 1912, 1,078. an increase of 94.
.Democratic convention 1908, 1.00S
delegates 1912,1,094, an increase of 86.
In the Republican convention the
nominations for presidency and vice
presidency are made by a majority
vote of all the delegates. In the Dem
ocratic convention a two-thirds vote is
necessary for a choice.
Arizona gains four delegates in the
Republican convention. Under the par
ty's territory rule of 1908 she had only
two. Her two senators and one repre
sentative now give her an electoral
vote of three and a convention delega
tion of six. In the Democratic con
vention the new state neither gains
nor loses. New Mexico, which had
only two delegates at the Taft conven
tion of 1908 and six at the Bryan con
vention of the same year, will have
eight at both Chicago and Baltimore
New York state, which now has or
ty-five representatives in congress, in
cluding its two senators, is entitled to
ninety delegates to the convention of
each party, a gain of twelve over 190S
and 1904 and of eighteen over her rep
resentation at the McKinley conven
tion of 1900.
Official Call Explains.
In its official call for the convention
to be held on June 18 the Republican
national committee explains the matter
thus: "The national convention shall
consist of four delegates at large from
each state and two delegates at large
for each representative at large in the
congress, two delegates from each con
gressional district, six delegates from
each of the territories and two dele
gates each from the District of Colum
bia, Alaska. Porto Rico and the Philip
"For each delegate elected to this
convention an alternate delegate shall
be chosen, who shall serve in case dl
the absence of his principal."
The four delegates at large referred
to In the call are allowed, in theory at
least, because each state has two sen
ators chosen at large without regard
to district lines within the state. The
provision for "two delegates at large
for each representative at large" is a
special rule for this year, designed to
cover such states as have not formed
new congressional districts from which
to send their newly acquired represent
atives to Washington.
To resume the official call: "The dele
gates at large and their alternates
shall be eleeted by popular state and
territorial conventions called by the
Republican state or territorial conven
tions, of which at least thirty days'
notice shall have been published."
District delegates are chosen at dis
These are also the methods of the
There are twenty states that have
gained nothing by the reapportion
ment. They are Arkansas, Connecti
cut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missis
sippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada,
Hampshire, North Carolina.
Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont,
Virginia and Wyoming.
FUND FOR EVERY NEWSBOY.
Philanthropist Devises Scheme to En
Edward Hickey. rich mining man of
Butte, Mont., announced that he would
put $2.50 on deposit to the credit of
every newsboy in Butte and at the end
of a year the boy having the biggest
deposit would get a prize of $20, the
Becond $10 and the third $5.
No restriction is placed upon the de
posit, and the newsies may draw it ut
any day they wish.
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H. C. COONEY, M. D.,
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Here is the reason: Black Silk Stove
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rub off or dust off. Its shine lasts four
times longer than the shine of any other
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cleaner, brighter and better looking than
it has been since you first bought it. Use
on your parlor stove, kitchen stove or gas stove.
Get a can from your hardware or stove dealer.
If you do not f^A'xt better than any other stove
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Keep your grates, registers, fenders and stove
pipes bright and free from rusting by using
BLACK SILK AIR-DRYING ENAMEL. Brush
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Use BLACK SILK METAL.POLISH for silver
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First Pub. Mar. 28, 1912-
Persons holding county warrants numbered
18437 18438 18436 18519 18520
18450 18522 18441 18527
18531 18534 18535 18536
18638 18639 18640 18641
18618 18627 18644 18646
18662 18448 18663 18666
18653 18592 18686 18685
18715 18716 18717 18718
18722 18723 18724 18725
18705 18706 18707 18708
18513 18778 18786 18787
18810 18811 18807 18805
Also all outstanding county poor warrants
and all outstanding road and bridge warrants,
will please present same to the county treas
urer at Princeton, Minn., for payment. Inter
est on the above numbered warrants will cease
thirty days from and after this date.
Dated at Princeton, Minn., March 28. 1912.
18674 18714 18721 18696
County Treasurer. Mille L,acs Co.
First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Busi
Loans Made on Approved
M. M. Stroeter will conduct farm auctions either
or by the day.
JOHN W GOULDING, President
I Farm Lands
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic E
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. PETTERSON, Cashier.
oo~~i Banki ng Business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Security State Bank
Capital $32,000 Surplus $4,000
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We Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands
If Yo Ar in Need of a Board oral
The Princeton Boot and Shoe Man
Princeton State Bank
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Farm Loans 1
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W can sell you at a lower price
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GEO. A. COATES, Hanager 3
are sole agents for the Florsheim
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puts his money into a $4.50 or $5.00 Flors
heim Shoe need not wonder if he will get it
out again. This shoe never disappointed a
wearer. We have also the
Buster Brown Shoe
for children, and many other good brands.
Come in and see for yourselves.
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