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OF THIRD PARTY FewEndorseMovementLaunched by Colonel Roosevelt. STATE CANDIDATES QUIZZED Majority Opposed to Any Action Tbat Will Disrupt the Republic- an Organization. (Special Correspondence.) St Paul, July 16.In a week or so admirers of Colonel Roosevelt will meet in convention in St. Paul and se lect twelve delegates to the national Progressive convention to be held in Chicago Aug. 5. The whole thing is for the purpose of launching the much talked of third party movement, with Mr. Roosevelt as its patron saint. The leading spirit in Minnesota is Hugh Balbert, a young St. Paul attorney. He is the self-constituted leader. Pre liminary to the mass meeting to he held St. Paul Mr. Halbert has been endeavoring to place the various can didates for the Republican nomination on record as far as the third party movement is concerned and some of the answers are interesting reading, that is from the fevv who have ac knowledged his right to quiz them. Of the three "bo have made answer so far S Y. Gordon of Browns Valley is the only one to endorse the move ment and he uses it for a vehicle to relieve himself of his feelings regard ing the "steal" at Chicago. E. T. Young, with more caution than his rival, says that while he is heart and soul for the new deal yet he cannot actively join in the call. He does not want it to obscure the real issues the gubernatorial campaign, which, in bis opinion, some people that he knows of are trying to do. "Nothing doing," is Governor Eberhart's answer. "Un- til you show me otherwise I am for the regular nominee, Mr. Taft." What other answers have reached him Mr. Halbert has failed .to make public, which is pretty good evidence that they have not been received. With flat refusals on the part of Speaker Dunn of the house of representatives, R. C. Dunn of Princeton, Congressman Halvor Steenerson of the Ninth dis trict and others prominent in the po litical field to have anything to do with the scheme, thus stands the third party movement in Minnesota today and there is no indication that it is going to show any improvement. All this, however, must not be taken as meaning that the North Star state is already in the Taft column or that it is going to be there. On the other hand the feeling is the reverse and men like R. C. Dunn, Speaker Dunn of Albert Lea and others are not back ward saying so They do not want to see the party disrupted, however, for in their opinion it only means the elevation of Democrats to the state offices now held by the G. O. P. They argue that there is absolutely no chance for Mr. Roosevelt now, that a new party would only mean throwing the state to Wilson and that if such is to prevail it can just as well be ac complished with Mr. Roosevelt out of the way as in. The preservation of the party in the state appeals to them first and if it has to go down they want it to go down with flying colors When prospective candidates for of fice are not the topic the statewide pri mary law has the boards at the state capitol and the gossip now runs to what the latest thing in progressive legislation is going to cost the state. Secretary.ot State Schmahl advances the opinion that the cost is not going to be far short of $500,000 for the first primary and others say it will be in excess of that figure Whatever the cost may be it is going to be a heavy one and the big howl, I fear, will come from the counties, which will have to put up the money. Each district un der the new law will have to pay its own bills and there will be no aid from the state treasury. This ex pense will lrclude the printing of bal lots, the tabulation of votes and even the printing of the ballots the offi cial paper This alone will be a big item and the paper having the conces sion stands to add considerable to its bank account. This time the state ballots will have to be printed in the official paper each county and as there is a ballot for each party lots of newspaper space will be consumed. Two St. Paul papers, the Dispatch and News, and the Daily News of Min neapolis have complied with the news paper provision of the new primary law to the extent of filing with the sec retary of state a list of the holders of stock in the same, but the forced pub licity does not bring anything new to light What each owns is not given. Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson figure principally in the stock ownership of the Dispatch and the Asbaugh family in the case of the Minneapolis and St. Paul News. I have a hunch that this provision of the new law will be gen erally violated until it can be tested in the courts. This includes the plac ing over political advertisements the cost of the same and the name of the person authorizing the advertisement. Lawyers, I have been told, have **en consulted and tbey hold the provision to be an unwarranted interference with lawful business. Chairman E. E. Smith, it is report ed, will shortly call a meeting of the Republican state central committee to fill vacancies in the list of presi dential electors named at the last del egate convention. George Thompson nas tendered his resignation and there nay be others. Several members of ..he committee, among them Secretary J. A. O. Preus, have sijggsted laying over the filling of the vacancies until the new committee is organized, but this does not meet with the approval of the others. They fear that the new committee might lean too strong ly toward Roosevelt and in that event trouble would result. As it is the Taft majority on the committee is anything but satisfied with the list of electors as named and they may take steps to sound every member of the college with a view of finding where he stands. The promise of a third party also adds to the compli cations. The list of candidates tor the Re publican nomination of congressman at large, of which to date there are four, includes Paul F. Dehnel of Worthmgton Mr Dehnel has incor porated an anti-Jesuit plank in his platform and as a result the country press generally is meeting his de mands for publicity with silence. They do not take kindly to the injec tion of religion into the campaign. Mr. Dehnel's principal grievance is an appiopnation by congress for the erection of a monument to Columbus the discoverer of America. Columbus is the patron saint of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic "organization, hence the objection. Speaking of the scramble for con gressman at large, James Manahan of Minneapolis has thrown his hat into the ring and his entrance into the game is not without its novel features. Democrat, Bryanite and a follower of La Follette in turn, Mr. Manahan now hopes to catch votes as a Republican and he has signified his intention ot filing as such. Manahan was, is and always will be against the prevailing order of things and his platform will have for its slogan, "Turn the rascals out." The early part of the week a St Paul paper credited Speaker H. H. Dunn of Albert Lea with designs on the job of congressman at large, but he denied it. Looking at the whole thing from a cold blooded standpoint the position of congressman at large is not what it is cracked up to be. At the best it is not good for over two years, for at the end of that period there will be a redistricting of the state and then the job will be a thing of the past. The new corrupt practices act fixes $7,000 as the maximum expenditure of a candidate for governor and $3,500 for other state offices, and now the question arises can a candidate keep within this figure and make a proper and legitimate appeal to the voters. Sending out one piece of literature under a 2-cent stamp to every voter in the state, it is claimed, would eat up the first named amount. R. C. Dunn of Princeton, in commenting on this feature of the law the other day, said that when he was making the race for governor some years ago one pamphlet sent out to the voters under a 4-cent stamp fiom his headq"arteis called for over $10,000 in postage P. M. Ringdal of the state board of control may file his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor next week. He is reported to be con sidering the step. If the head of the state board of control does get into the game and Eberhart is made the standard bearer on the other side of the house the affairs of the state board and Ringdal's connection is sure due to have an airing. The Whittier case will be dragged out figain for public view and there are several other things that the Eber hart administration says it has in the making It is likely, too, that the aid of the Federation of Women's clubs will be solicited. 4* Checks calling for $15 50 each were sent to the papers throughout the state this week by Secretary of Stato Schmahl in payment of the publica tion of the laws passed by the last legislature The sum of $10,000 was set aside for the work. Instead of the old blanket supplement the laws were published in nagazine form this time J* 4 Professor Mayne, the principal at the state farm school, threatened to discharge an employe last week be cause he absented himself to join his company of the national guard which was encamped at Lake City and the whole thing so incensed Governor Eberhart that he has threatened trouble for the offending teacher Quot ing one attache of the executive de partment the state farm school at St. Paul needs a housecleaning and he hinted that the 'governor might head the cleaning brigade at the proper time. If ever there was political chaos it is at the state capitol and the several campaign headquarters in St. Paul It is one continued go as you please, with everybody playing for the most publicity and each cudgeling his brain to invent something new in this line. For the past week not a day has passed without a soul stirring state ment from some one and the speed ing up of campaign machinery at a rate vhat threatens its very vitalB. Even Governor Eberhart was finallr soinpelled to break the silence. THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN. \1*WmfA THE PRINCETON UNION: i rttrriitiiniiiii JJ. \&/>e Farm Fireside. Gleanings by Our Cowntry Correspondents FREER. Rev. Rem preached his first ser mon at West Branch on Sunday. Thora Ege is visiting with friends and relatives in Minneapolis. Ben and Professor Skaaland ate Sunday dinner with the Erstad family. Martin Olson ot Wisconsin is visit ing at the home of his uncle, Jacob .Tacobson. Nels Ege is employed as carpenter at Ole Nelson's. Ole is erecting- a new house. Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Anderson of Bogus Brook attended services at West Branch on Sunday. Thora and Dagny Ingabritson of Minneapolis are spending a lew weeks with the Erstad girls. Fresh coats of paint applied to the buildings hereabouts are adding much to their general appearance. Mrs. Fred Lindquist, after spend ing a couple of weeks with rela tives, returned to the cities on Mon day. Harry Wessin spent a few davs with friends last week, returning to his home in Minneapolis on Satur day. Mrs. Olof Olson is slowly recover ing trom her illness,, and also the in juries received in an accident on the Fourth. Miss Inga Homme returned to Minneapolis on Tuesday to resume her duties as waitress at the Berkeley hotel. The Jacobsons entertained on Saturday evening in honor ot their daughter Mabel's sixteenth birth day anniversary. Joe's buggy has learned a new tune lately. Instead of singing "Crook, Crook, Crook." it sings "Homme, Sweet Homme."' Miss Hattie Teutz and brother, Karl, leit on Saturday for Minne apolis after spending a two-weeks' vacation at home. It is a shame that Emma should be allowed to so monopolize that auto. Be sports, girls, and join in the game with her. "Make hay while the sun shines" is the farmers favorite adage these days, but the sun is perverse and will not shine as much as one could wish. Earl DeHart can be seen passing through the streets oi Freertown every Sunday bound tor the South. Dreadful to have her so far away, isn't it, old scout? A number of young people were pleasantly entertained at Homme's on Tuesday evening in honor of Inga Homme and Dena Ege, who weie home on their vacation. Mrs. Erstad received the sad in telligence that her mother, Mrs. Shirley of Borup, had succumbed after a prolonged illness, and de parted the next day to attend the funeral, which took place Frida.v at Crookston. The greatest system renovator. Restores vitality, regulates the kid neys, liver and stomach. If Holllis ter's Rocky Mountain Tea fails to cure get your money back. That's fair. 35 cents, tea or tablets. C. A. Jack. ESTES BROOK. Hilda Neslund was taken to the Northwestern hospital on Monday. Farmers are busy putting up hay. Some are also harvesting lye, barley, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Lind enter tained a number of fiiends at dinner on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Almlie took dinner at*D. Anderson's in Freer last Sunday. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Erick son, July 14, a bouncing baby boy. Oscar says, boys are the best, anyway. The broad grin on his face shows his satisfaction. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Erickson, Misses Elvina Oleson and Emma Johnson and Jake Knuteson motored out to Blue Hill and spent Sunday with the latter's parents. If ever a good game of ball was played it was on the Estes Brook diamond last Sunday, when Estes Brook defeated O'Neil by a score of 8 to 6. Estes Brook has not for gotten how to play ball. One of our well-beloved citizens, Hans Nelson, passed away last Satur day morning at the Northwestern hospital, Princeton. Mr. Nelson was born in Sweden and came to this country several years ago, together with his wife, who died some years previous. A few weeks ago he underwent a surgical operation and seemed to be feeling quite well, so he returned home. Last Wednesday he had to be taken back and died shortly thereafter. Two sons are left to mourn the untimely death of their beloved father, Charlie and Oscar, both of this place. The funeral was held at 1 o'clock on Monday from the home, and the remains were interred in the Milo cemetery. We all mourn the loss of a good neighbor and friend. It makes no difference how many medicines have failed to cure you, if you are troubled with headache, con stipation, kidney or liver troubles, Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea will make you well. C. A. Jack. BLUE HILL. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Knapp of Iowa are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Humphrey. The rye harvest is on and most of it will be cut this week. The quali ty is very good. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cook of Princeton visited at J. G. Hutchin son's on Sunday. Miss Emma Taylor has returned from Minneapolis, where she has been attending summer school. Arthur Groff, John Fullwiler and Matt Johnson have new binders and are hard at work cutting their grain. This cold wave we are having is a relief from the hot one we had last week, and came in time so the farmers could get their rye cut. Corn and potatoes are making a marvelous growth and give great promise for a splendid crop, and there is a large crop^of wild hay. Jim Pratt and wife of La Ciosse, Wis., are visiting th*e former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Pratt, and family at Elk late. They came over in an auotmobile. SILVER LAKE. to Miss Lena Schimming returned the cities last Wednesday. Miss Fisher left last week Tracy on a visit to relatives. James Edmunds and family and Mrs. Wm. Steadman went over to St. Cloud Wednesday to see the circus. Mrs. Elizabeth Berry, Mrs. Ellen Howard and daughter and Mrs. Dan Erkel spent Monday at I. Mudgett's. Mr. and Mrs. Olof Anderson and daughter, Annie, and son, Andrew, visited at Noah Sanford's last Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell, Mr. and Mrs. Mudgett and Grace Moody attended the Sunday school picnic at Green lake on Tuesday. James Edmunds and family went to Big Lake on Saturday to visit friends and relatives and returned home on Monday. for PEASE. Our rural carrier here has purchased an automobile. Miss Ida Santema is home, she having worked at Hull, Iowa, for some time. Miss Daisy Balker left on Wednes day for Dubuque, Iowa, after visit ing with relatives here for a week. Two new shareholders were recent ly added to the creamery associa tion's list, Wm. Talen and August Appl. Haying is now the order of the day and everybody is hustling it along. Make your hay while the sun shines, brother farmer. Twenty-eight cents per pound was paid for all butterfat delivered in June. About 80 tubs per week is the output at present. Mr. and Mrs. R. Rollofs of Ray mond spent from Saturday till Tues day with their son-in-law and daugh ter, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Groenveld. Upon this occasion they came to see their little granddaughter. Wm. Bordewyk and family, his mother and one of his brothers, drove here last week from Corsica, S. D., in an automobile. *Mr. Bordewyk and family are visiting Mrs. Borde- wyk?* parents at Ogilvie, while Mrs. Bordewyk, jr., and son are visit ing the H. Van de Riet family here., GERMANY. Mrs. Walter Annis spent Monday with Mrs. George Schmidt. Carrie Smart of Lake Minnetonka is here visiting friends and relatives. Miss Eva Umbehocker and sister, Irene, visited in this nieghborhood last week. Mrs. Rosin, Myrtle Carr and Agnes Horstman called at the Jens home on Sunday. Alvina Zoellner. a sister of Mrs. E. Jens, left for her home in Louis ville, Minn., last week. Raspberries are plentiful in the woods this year. On Monday a crowd consisting of the Heitman, Wm. Schmidt and Jens families drove north of Carmody and brought back a big supply of berries. Otto Manke is certainly fascinated with some female out in Wyanett, for his Sunday trips there are very regular. It is with deep regret that we are obliged to say that he doesn't like the Germany girls. On Saturday morning the follow ing left for Spectacle lake in search of blueberries', returning Sunday evening. They were the Misses Clara and Bertha Newman, 'Cora and Ella Bockoven, Pearl Moore, Ellen Bulleigh, Ida May Schmidt, Carrie Smart. August Kiessling, Merton Stubbs, Ralph Schmidt, Lennie and Alvah Bockoven and Walter Jensen. A chaperone was considered an un necessary article, so there was none. Blueberries seemed too scarce for such a number of pickers, so the bunch spent the two days in having a big time. Wrestling matches, water lights, eating of dainty sweets, boating, swimming and a surplus amount ot giggling were in order. Merton acted the part of clown and did stunts to perfection. No flies on Merton when it comes to teasing the girls. Not an eye was closed for rest Saturday night, lor some of the bovs slyly swiped and hid the bedding, so at 1 a. m. a bonfire was built for a marshmallow toast. One oi the girls broke the dead of night by singing songs, while others went boating, and daylight was visible before things became quiet. Most people think Ringling Bros.' show is the greatest, but this surpasses anything like it. It was a continual round of merriment, and Sunday evening the crowd returned home to enjoy one long blissful sleep. WOODWARD BROOK. Crops are line in Woodward Brook. Neal B31 is helping E. S. Starken burg with haying. Mrs. Albert Reibe has been on the sick list the past week. Albert Anderson has been doing carpenter work at John Byl 's. One of Otto Mink's young horsed was 'badly cut in a barbed-wire fence. A bright little baby boy was wel comed at the Frank Kauiert home July 6. Folkie Jorgerson has been confined to his bed for the past two weeks on account of a sore leg. Miss Tonia Van Loonen of Prairie View, Kansas, is spending a week at the Starkenburg home. Mr. Caley spent a few days last week in Minneapolis and returned home Saturday morning. John Erstad of Freer autoed here last Wednesday and insured the new house of M. C. Thorring. The large barn of Gust Minks is finished and the carpenters are now building an addition to the house of J. Baas, near Pease. Mr. Caley had his kitchen enlarged last week, Contractor Oftedahl of Milaca doing the work. He, with his crew of men, also placed a large new bell in the tower of the Swedish Mission church. School meeting Saturday evening, July 20. This is the most important election of the year to the parents who hold that the education of the child is the foundation for its future usefulness. It is our duty to elect to the school board men who aVe honest, earnest and loyalmen who love children and seek the good of the child, and not the saving of a dollar for the district. THREE CORNERS. Services were held at the Union church on Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dahleen and little girl are visiting Charlie Erickson. Orin Hamilton and Nelson King bought a new potato sprayer last week. Bert Hyndman was taken to Dr. Cooney's hospital on Friday after noon. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Molberg, Carl HARVESTING MACHINES A MCCORMICK mower for the hay a McCor mick binder for your grain a McCormick corn binder to cut your corn a McCormick husker and shredder to shred and husk your coma McCormick machine to fill your every need. They are built right We will treat you right, and you will find it to your interest to buy McCor-* mick machines. Johnson. Leonard Lobdell and May Hamilton visited Mr. and Mrs. Orin Hamilton last week. Mr. and Mrs. Wellington King and Albert and Esther Nelson dro\e to Minneapolis in Mr. King's automo bile on Friday and returned on Sun day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sausser and daughter, Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Hamilton, E. W. Severance, Otis Buckingham and Arthur Lindquist visited at Will Leathers' on Sunday. The one-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Dahleen died on July 14. The funeral was held from the house on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Bon quist officiating. The parents have the sympathy of the community. The visitors at Will Thomas" on Sunday were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Nelson King and children. Mr. and Mrs. Harr Lambert and chil dren, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cart wright and children, and McKinley Brown. DISTRICT NO. 50. at Herb Campbell spent Sundaj home. Corn and potatoes are fine in this neck of tne woods. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Glade were at Elk lake on Sunday. All those who had clover this .\ear secured a fine lot of hay. Reuben Norberg is home to spend a few days with his folks. Mr. and Mrs. Norberg attended church in Wyanett on Sunday. The grading of the mile of state road will commence on Monday. Ben Johnson has bought the R. M. Neely forty south of Wm. Franklin's. A letter from Julius Egge states that he is working in a shop at Park Rapids. John Schurrer of Blue Hill was taken to the Northwestern hospital last week. Chas. Iliff and wife of Zimmerman were callers in this neighborhood one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Winkleman of Princeton were callers on friends in Baldwin on Sunday. Walter Egge left on Saturday for Mackintosh, where he will work dur ing the remainder of the season. Lee Fullwiler of Livonia was visit ing his cousins. Burlie and Ernie Campbell, for a few days last week. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lambert and children of Minneapolis returned home on Tuesday after a week's visit with friends in Blue Hill and Bald win. SPENCER BROOK. Mary Ott returned on Tuesday to St. Paul, where she is employed. Crown and St. Francis played ball on the diamond of the former last Sunday and Crown won in a score of 8 to 3. Mrs. A. J. Reynolds and daughter, Doris, returned home on Sunday after visiting for three. weeks with friends and relatives at Janesville, Iowa: A surprise party was given at Lawrence Clough's on Tuesday after noon in honor of their little son, Blanchford. who was two years old on that day. There was a birthday surprise par ty at Alden Johnson's on Thursday evening. Mr. Johnson was 32 years old. About 20 of his friends were present and the evening was spent'in playing cards. A" delicious lunch was served at midnight.