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B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear
Fearless Senator La Follette Tells How
the Trusts Backed Roosevelt
With Unlimited Boodle.
The Real Leader of the Progressive
Cause Rejoices Over Roose-
velt's Defeat at Chicago.
Washington, June 28.Senator La
Toilette ^has written the following
editorial in the current number of
La Follette's Weeklj.
"Until Roosevelt'came into the
open as a candidate $for the presi
dency five months ago, there was a
strong and rapidly "growing progres
siv movement within the' republican
party. It was based upon clearly
defined principles. It stoodJlorth as
the representative of modern polit
ical thought on fundamental
democracy. I had assumed national
proportions. It was united/
'In this mo\ement, when it gave
promise of national success, Roose
\elt projected his ambition to be
president a third time He spent
weeks carefully planning a 'spon
taneous call' for himself. He re
sponded bv announcing that he
would be a "receptije" candidate.
His candidac} began to drag. He
and his friends were in despair.
Then came his defeat in ISToith Da
kota He became desperate
An enoimous campaign fund was
raised Headquarters were opened
in New York. Washington, Chicago
and states east and west News
papei wliters weie engaged at large
pnces to boom his candidacv.
Special trains were lined and the
leceptive candidate* started in
frantic puisuit of the nomination.
In the historj of Amencan politics
theie has ne\er been a primary
campaign foi presidential nomination
an apuioach to the extiavagant ex
penditures made in his campaign.
Men notonous1}
identified with the
steel tiust and the har\ ester trust
became his most acti\e supporters.
Leading reactionanes, standpatters
and political bosses of the Hanna
and Quay sort became his closest
political friends and representatives
in man\ states
''A number of the newer recruits
to the lepublican progressive cause,
men who, before 1909, with three or
four exceptions, had either been in
different or opposed to the progres
sive movement, became the noisiest
supporters of Roosevelt, the 'win
ner It mattered not to them that
Roosevelt had co-operated with
Aldrich on legislation during the
entire seven jears he was president.
The} forgot that it was onl} when
Roosevelt was out of office and in
Africa, that through the united
efforts of men who for years had
been fighting special interests, the
progressive cause became a national
movement That Roosevelt was for
Taft in 1912 when Taft was denounc
ing all progressives as -pirates and
traitors,' that he waited until little
more than a year ago, balancing the
chances before deciding whether to
cast in his lot with the progressives
in this presidential year, counted for
nothing with the class of progres
sives who wanted to 'win'not a
real progressive victoryjust a
-And they did win precisely that
kind of a victory. They carried
overwhelmingly the great standpat
states of Illinois and Pennsylvania.
That stamped the Roosevelt candi
dacy with its true character.
"No real progressive could have se
cured anv thing like such a vote in
either of those two states. It had,
however, the outward seeming of
success that intoxicatesthat
catches the crowd. It enabled
Roosevelt to win in two or three
reallv progressive states Fortunate-
1}, it did not enable him to secure
the nomination which would have
compromised the progressive move
ment and defeated real achievement
for }ears
"Upon Theodore Roosevelt and his
followers rest the responsibility of
having divided the progressives in
their first national contest. Stimu
lated by an overmastering desire to
win, they denounced loyalty to con
viction and principle as stubborn
"In the convention they put for
ward no platformno issues. They
made no right against the reactionary
platform adopted. The} substituted
vulgar personality and coarse epi
thets of the prize ring for the serious
consideration of the great economic
problems and for the time being
brought ridicule and contempt upon
a great cause.
"But the progressive movement
does not consist of a few self-consti
tuted leaders. It consists of mil
lions of thoughtful citizens drawn
together by a common belief in cer
tain principles. They will permit
no combination of special interests
and political expendiency to secure
control of the progressive "cause,
which is ultimately to redeem
democracy and restore government to
the people."
James J. Hill.
The Sunday Minneapolis Journal
contains an interesting resume of
the Great Northern railway system
by James J. Hill from the time he
and his associates purchased the
bonds of the old St. Paul and Pacific
from the Dutch holders until the
present timel When Mr. Hill and
his associates gained possession in
1878 there were two poorly equipped
lines of roadone from St. Paul to
Melrose la Anoka and St. Cloud, 104
miles, and a line from St. Paul to
Breckenridge, via Willmar, 207 miles.
Today the mileage of the Great
Northern system is 7,407 miles. Mr.
Hill's resignation of the chairman
ship of the board of directors ends
his active official participation in
the management of the Great Nor
thern Railway company. He con
cludes his intensely interesting paper
by saying
"Not lightly may the relations be
tween a man and the work in which
he has had a vital part be set aside.
My personal interest in the Great
Northern remains as keen as ever
The financial interest of myself and
farnil} in it is larger now than it
ever was at any time in the past and
anv change would moie probabl} in
crease than diminish it. While I
shall be no longer the lesponsible
head of the Great Noithern I will
contribute hencefoith such counsel
and advice as may seem best from
one no longer holding the thiottle
valve oi controlling the biake.
"Most men who ha"\e really lived
have had, in some shape, then gieat
adventuie. This railway is mine.
I feel that a labor and a sen ice so
called into being, touching at so
man} points the lives of so man}
miliions. with its abiilt} to serve
the country, and its firmly estab
lished credit and reputation, will be
the best evidence of its permanent
value and that it no longer depends
upon the life or labor of any single
The time will come when the peo
ple of the northwest will erect mon
uments to perpetuate the memory of
James Hill, one of the really great
men of his da} and generation. But
his greatest monument will ever be
the Great Northern Railway s.vstem.
Andrew Sees a Sea Serpent.
Andrew Sjoblom and son, John,
Geo. Warwick and John Tufton of
St. Paul, Andrew Anderson of Two
Harbors and Gus Behrens of Duluth
enjoved last week camping and fish
ing at Sturgeon lake. Andrew Sjo
blom says he saw the sea serpent
which makes its home in that lake
and shot at it half a dozen times,
but the bullets glanced from its sides
as they would from a piece of 16-inch
armor plate. I was pretty close to
the serpent," says Andrew, "and
could plainly see its body, which was
covered with a jointed shell. The
other boys took to the tall timber
when it approached the shore but, as
I said before, I got a few cracks at
John Tufton, a tenderfoot from St.
Paul, appears to have furnished a
considerable amount of sport for the
campers. This was John's first trip
into the wilds and, being of a
nervous disposition, every sound
from the woods or flitting shadow
caused his flesh to creep. And
John's ignorance of zoology was de
plorable. One morning a small por
cupine passed by the tent and, yell
ing, "Wild cat, wild cat!" John
ascended a high tree and remained
there several hours fearing that the
terror of the jungles might return.
When he descended the porcupine
was stewing in the pot. Upon an
other occasion he went out upon the
lake to fish and a big muskallonge
swallowed his bait. Having never
hooked a fish bigger than a bullhead
he was almost scared to death and
jumped overboard in an attempt to
swim to shore and get away from the
monster. But the line was tied
about his right wrist and when he
struck the water the fish dragged
him toward the middle of the lake.
Fortunately the boys saw him from
camp bobbing up and down on the
water and put off to his rescue. He
was more dead than alive when
dragged into the boat and the mus
kallonge was still attached to him.
It weighed, says Andrew Sjoblom,
78 pounds.
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Nom-
inated by Democrats for Presi-
dent of United States.
Clamp Clark of Missouri is Named
for the Second Place on the
Ticket by Acclamation.
On Tuesday afternoon at, 3:15
o'clock the deadlock of the delegates
at the democrat'ic national conven
tion which had existed since last
Friday was broken by the nomina
tion of Woodrow Wilson of New Jer
sey. He was nominated on the
forty-sixth ballot, when Pennsylvania
cast its vote, which gave him a
total of 733, or 7 2-3 more than was
necessary to nominate.
The final break to Wilson came at
the beginning of the forty-sixth bal
lot, when Senator Bankhead of Ala
bama withdrew Underwood and Sena
tor Stone of Missouri released all
Clark delegates, at the same time
saying that Missouri would vote for
him to the end. Mayor Fitzgerald
of Boston also withdrew Governor
Foss from consideration.
After the nomination of Wilson
W. J. Bi}an placed the name of
Champ Clark before the convention
for ice president and he was nomi
nated b} acclamation.
Sale of State Lands.
On Saturdav, in the county audi
tor's ofhce at the court house,
Theodore Nelson, manager of the
state land sales depaitment, offered
26 forties of Mille Lacs county state
lands for sale. There were but few
bidders' in attendance and the fol
lowing sales were effected:
Ben} Congdon, Dubuque la
sw'4 of sek
sek, of sek
Harrison Winter, Milaca
swM of e^
of SWM
Ederrean Milton, Milaca
nek of nwH
uyrii of nwM
Kobt King, Princeton
nwH of neM
sw of neH
neX of nwM
Lester Kempton, Princeton
se^ of nw^
Robt King Princeton
swH of sw#
Q? S 03 O
CQ 3 0H
16 41 33 $7 50
16 41 525 8 00
16 41 25 8 00
16 41 25 8 00
34 40 26 7 00
34 40 26 7 00
17 40 27 7 00
17 40 27 7 00
18 40 27 7 00
18 40 27 7 00
18 40 27 7 00
18 40 27 7 00
20 40 27 7 00
In addition to the above August
Halin of Ogilvie bid in the southeast
quarter of the northeast quarter of
section 36, township 40, range 26, at
$16 per acre but failed to pa.v to the
countv treasurer the required 15 per
cent of the purchase price as re
quired by the terms, and the sale
was canceled. Halin, who bid the
price up against another prospective
purchaser, executed a similar stunt,
according to the county auditor's
records, in 1910, when the same tract
was offered. At that time County
Auditor Whitney sold the land to
the next highest bidder, but State
Auditor Iverson canceled the sale.
What steps he will take in the- case
of the sale on Saturdav last to Halin
is only conjectural, but he should
make an attempt to put a stop to
this sort of bidding, as it handicaps
a man who contemplates making a
bona fide purchase.
Jos. Stevens Undergoes Operation.
Dr. Cooney was summoned to the
bedside of Jos. Stevens of Baldwin
early Monday morning and arrived
there at about 2 o'clock. Mr. Stevens
was taken sick at 8 o'clock Sunday
evening. The doctor diagnosed the
case as perforated ulcer of the stom
ach and Mr. Stevens was removed to
the Northwestern hospital and oper
ated upon at 7 o'clock Monday morn
ing. The perforation was found and
the doctor sewed and drained it.
Statistics show that in cases of per
forated ulcer of the stomach 50 per
cent of the patients die, and in cases
where the operation is not performed
within 12 hours but a very small per
centage recovers.
Well Known Stock Breeder Dead.
Nehemiah P. Clarke, a pioneer of
Stearns county and one of the best
known high-grade stock breeders in
the United States, died at his home
in St. Cloud after a long illness on
Saturday. Mr. Clarke settled in St.
Cloud in 1856 and was engaged in
farming, lumbering and the mercan
tile business, but he was best known
as a breeder of high-grade cattle and
horses. His herds captured prizes in
national and international shows.
He was president of the state agri
cultural association in 1886. It was
through Mr. Clarke's efforts that the
state fair was organized. He leaves
three children, Charlotte and Mary
A., of St. Cloud, and Mrs. Ellen De
Golyer of Evanston, 111.
Pafses Away at His Summer Cottage,
Cove, Mille Lace Lake, a Place
That He Dearly Loved.
Funeral Services Were Held Yesterday
[Morning at IO o'Clock in St. Ed-
ward's Catholic Church.
on. Henry R. Mallette of Prince
died at his summer cottage,
Eansom, Cove, Mille Lacs
on Sunday morning at 1:38
in an attack of cerebral apoplexy,
his wife had been at the
toi? Ca|ip im fromand He!
camp a week and expected to return
to Princeton upon the following
morning. He had been ailing for
about four vears, and notwithstand
ing the fact that the best medical
specialists in the country had been
consulted, no permanent relief could
be obtained. On the dav preceding
his death Mr. Mallette passed many
hours sitting beneath the shade trees
and gazing out over the lake. He
appeared to be in a deep reverie, and
Mrs Mallette, as she watched him
sitting there, said to herself, "Poor
Henry, he is bidding farewell to the
scenes so dear to him." He felt as
well as usual when he retired on
Saturdav night but was taken sud
denly ill at 11 o'clock and his wife
telephoned for Dr. Swennes, but
when the doctor arrived he saw that
nothing could be done to prolong life.
Thus Henry Mallette passed away at
the place he loved better than any
on earth Directly after his death
neighbors placed the flag at Camp
Ransom at half mast. The remains
were brought to Princeton on Mon
dav morning's train and conve}ed to
the family residence.
Henry R. Mallette was born at
Hogansburgh, IT Y., in 1862, and
came to Princeton in 1877, where for
several years he was employed in the
store of N. E. Jesmer. On February
26, 1884, he was married to Miss
Mattie Caley and in 1888, with his
wife, moved to Foreston, where he
engaged in the general merchandise
business. He was the first village
president of Foreston and filled other
village and town positions. After a
residence of some 14 years in
Foreston he went to Milaca and
there engaged in business, later be
coming associated with the J. H.
Allen Credit Co. of St. Paul. About
two years ago he came to Princeton
to reside. He was a member of the
twenty-ninth (1895) legislature from
the old forty-sixth district, and was
also a member of the thirty-first
(1899) legislature from the present
forty-fifth district. He is survived
by his wife and two sons, Lloyd and
Lester. One child died in infancy.
Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Father Willenbrink of St.
Cloud in St. Edward's Catholic
church yesterday morning at 10
o'clock and a large number of the
friends and neighbors of deceased
were present to pay respect to his
memory. Rev. Willenbrink delivered
an impressive sermon and paid high
tribute to the worth of Mr. Mal
lettte, and the choir rendered beauti
ful selections. The floral offerings
were profuse. I was a long proces
sion that followed the remains of
Henry Mallette to Oak Knoll ceme
tery, several of those in attendance
being from distant towns. Lloyd
and Lester Mallette were present at
their father's funeral.
Henry Mallette was a quiet, un
assuming man who possessed the
faculty of making friends and re
taining them. He attended strictly
to his own affairs and was honest in
all his dealings with his fellow* men.
He was a kind and affectionate
husband and father who will be sad
ly missed by the loved ones he has
Many People Killed and Property Loss
Runs into Thousands of Dollars.
A tornado swept down upon
Regina, Sask., at about 5 o'clock on
Sunday evening, killing scores of its
inhabitants and razing buildings to
the ground. The storm lasted but a
short time, in fact it was over go
quickly that the people scarcely had
time to realize what had taken place.
The electric light plant which sup
plied the cit} was put out of com
mission when the storm struck,
which greatlv retarded the work of
rescue which was being carried on b} "^resolution was a
hundreds of wtrrrnfi-tiandr- i- Mlows: -J^fis^ McRae, HujumeJ hundreds of vvtRfng-tiands
The cyclone was formed by two
heavy bodies of vapor, one from the
southeast and the other from the
southwest, which converged at a
point southwest of the city, where
its work of destruction commenced.
Funnel shaped, with a fringe of
heavy rain and hail, the whirling
cloud hit Wascana lake and then
swept through the city northward,
cutting a swath 300 vards wide
through the business blocks and
private residences and leaving in its
wake a lane of debris beneath which
scores of the inhabitants were lying.
Tearing along at the rate of 70 or 80
miles an hour, the cloud was beyond
the cit} in a period of less than two
minutes. Sections of the city lying
outside the track of the cloud were
not cognizant for some time that
anything untoward had happened,
but when the citizens awoke to the
full realization of the extent of the
calamity the streets were quickly
filled. The roaring of the elements,
which was described as deafening
when it hit the city, had died away,
the air was calm and the cloudburst
which followed the tornado having
ceased, a gentle summer's rain fell.
All steps were turned in the direc
tion of the dismantled area and
there was much agonizing suspense
at the beginning for those who were
searching for their kindred,
several hours there was wild con
fusion, the red-coated mounted
police struggling with the masses
Thursday, July II, Date Set for Vot-
ing Upon Issue of $2,000 Bonds
for Armory Purposes.
Now Up to Citizens Whether or Not
They Want a Permanent nod-
era Building Erected.
A special village election will be
held on July 11 to vote upon a resolu
tion, passed by the village council
on Saturday afternoon last, recom-*
mending an issue of bonds in the
sum of $2,000 to aid in the purchase
of a site and the construction of an
armory for Princeton. The call for
the election will be found elsewhere
in this number and the resolution
passed by the council is as follows:
Pursuant to call duly issued, the
village council of the village of
Princeton, in the county of Mille*
Lacs and state of Minnesota, met
therein on the 29th day of June,
1912, and thereupon a quorum con
sisting of a majority of all the mem
bers thereof being present, G. Umbe
hocker, a member thereof, offered
the following resolution and moved
its adoption:
Resolved, that in the opinion 6f
the village council of the village of
Princeton, in the county of Mille
Lacs and state of Minnesota, it is ex
pedient to issue to the state of Min
nesota the bonds of said village to
the aggregate amount of $2,000 for
the purpose of aiding in the purchase
of a site and in the construction of
an armory, to bear interest at the
rate of four per centum per annum,
to mature and be of the respective
number and amounts as hereinafter
set forth:
One bond of $2,000, pa} able July
1st, 1924.
That the proposition of issuing
said bonds be submitted to the elec
tors of said village of Princeton at a
special election to be held therein on
the 11th day of July, 1912, and that
due notice thereof be given as re
quired by law, which motion, being
duly seconded by A. M. Davis, a
member thereof, was put to a vote
and, it appearing that a majority of
all the members thereof had voted
in favor of said resolution, the same
was caried and so declared.
Th vote on the resolution was
Davis and Umbehocker nay, Byers.'
Under the pro% isions of a bill in
troduced by R. C. Dunn at the
special session of the legislature, and
unanimously passed, the sum of
$2,753.99based on the real estate
valuation of the village of Princeton
could be appropriated for the pur
pose above specified, but Company
decided to ask for only $2,000. Now
it is up to the voters to sav whether
bonds shall be issued in that amount
to assist in providing Princeton with
an armory. The state appropriates
$10,000 toward this building and, it
seems to us, that the least the vil
lage can do is to contribute the $2,000
asked. This will insure a structure
which will be a credit to Princeton
a structure that will remain perma
nent even should the militia disband,
which is very unlikely.
The Union does not propose to
waste any words in arguing in favor
of the armory. I is up to the
voters. If the $2,000 is voted the
building of the armory is assured.
If the proposition is rejected there
will be no armory. I is for the
voters to decide. The Union un
hesitatingly votes "YES" on the
armory proposition.
Mr. and Miss Potter Visit Princeton.
Mr. Warren Potter of Aitkin ac
For companied by his daughter, Miss
Helen Marcia, came up from Minne
apolis last Thursday afternoon in a
bran new automobile, tarried with
Then the work of rescue started, not friends over night and departed for
Aitkin Friday morning. While here
Mr. Potter inspected a couple of our
best potato warehouses, as he con
templates erecting one in his home
town. A ten-mile ride through the
eastern end of Princeton and the
south end of Bogus Brook townships
convinced Mr. Potter that we have a
to none in.
the state. With only a few lessons
Miss Potter has developed into an
expert chauffeur and Mr. Potter re-
an organized effort, but a wild
scramble for the dead and dying.
Some two hours after the cloud had
passed some kind of order was re
stored and a systematic search com
menced, but it will be days before
the debris is removed.
Many families were separated at
the time of the storm. The day had farming country second
been extremely hot and many had
sought comfort the parks. Many,
too, were out on the waters of Was
cana lake when the storm broke and grets that he had not purchased
five are known to have been drowned.
and other prominent citizens,
formed a relief organization. Two
temporary hospitals were opened,
one in Immigration hospital and one
in a city block, each being supplied
with doctors and nurses who volun
teered their services.
Premier Scott early conferred with
Mayor McAra and stated that the
pxovincial government would place
$25,000 at the disposal of the city
authorities and that more would
be forthcoming if necessary.
The tornado is reported to have
damaged property as- far as Qu
'Appelle, 40 miles from Regina.
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machine long ago, although he is
Mayor McAra, the civic authorities greatly attached to a pair of driving
"cattle" he owns.
The Best in the State.
President Bryson and a force of
men are doing great work on the fair
grounds. A mammoth new horse
barn has been erected and numerous
other improvements are being made.
Strangers who visit Princeton are
surprised that a town of this size
should have such extensive and
splendidly equipped fair grounds.
They all agree that our fair grounds
and buildings are the best of any
county in the state.

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