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Big Field Is to His Advantage,
Old Timers Say.
Inclined to Believe Roosevelt Enthusi-
asm Will Wane Before
Election Day.
(Special Correspondence.)
St. Paul, Aug. 6.What will the
political harvest be? Will Taft pre
vail in Minnesota will it be Wilson
or will Colonel Roosevelt have the
electors when the finish is reached?
What are Governor Eberhart's
chances will the big field now scram
bling for his toga be too much for
him? These are questions frequently
asked these days and the probable
answers are worrying many interest
ed in the political game and especially
those concerned about the candidacy
of some particular favorite. One day
it is Roosevelt and the next day Wil
son has the call in the talk indulged
in at the various headquarters, while
as to the state situation the mixup is
so great that few hazard an opinion.
One thing stands forth in the state
game, however, and that is the field
in the matter of governor is so large
that Goveinoi Eberhart has the best
chance of winning Mind you the
field or the friends of those composing
it do not concede such, but the regu
lars and the old timers have it fig
ured out that way and it has to be
said that their way of reasoning is
entitled to consideration As they
reason it the whole thmg is a case
of the fellc-w office and the rest
simply cutting each other's throats
As to the opposition to Governor Eber
hart, Lieutenant Governor Gordon
had the best of the talk a week ago.
Now it has swung to former Attorney
General E Young, with I C.
Spooner of Morris receiving some at
tention Mr Young was the last to
enter the Republican gubernatorial
game and naturally he is receiving
attention from the gossips. Mr. Gor
don had the stage a week ago Tvhen
he dined with Colonel Roosevelt, but
yesterday's news is old today and this
fact explains the sudden shift of the
gossips and daily papers to other
fields One month ago Governor Eber
hart's backeis weie fearful of the out
come, but novv I understand they have
taken on a line of enthusiasm for
their favorite and are said to be mak
ing bets that he whll win Looking
over that big field I do not know but
there is some ground for their con
If the enthusiasm shown at the
Roosevelt mass meeting held in St.
Paul last week is to be accepted as
statewide Minnesota has such a firm
seat on the colonel's band wagon that
nothing will dislodge it Taft follow
ers, however, who ha\e seen similar
upheavals before, do not look upon it
that way The^ have hopes for their
man That there is a strong Roose
velt feeling in Minnesota is not doubt
ed by even the most partisan, it is
even conceded by the Taft leaders
that their man at the present time
would be wiped the face of the
map if the election would take place
tomorrow, but as I remarked they re
member similar upheavals before and
are not worried Thev even go so far
as to saj that if the election was to
take place tomorrow Wilson would
prevail instead of Roosevelt Noth
ing is more contagious than political
enthusiasm and no one has a better
knowledge of this fact than those
Vno paiticipated in the Bnan-McKin
lev campaign of 1896 and tthe cam
paigns which followed and in which
the Commoner participated In the
first named campaign the split was
as bad as todaj, the only difference
being that both parties had strife in
their midst There was political war
fare everwher and it effected state
and local tickets and combinations
Champs held the boards
Continuing the subject. ATinnesota
was then no different from the other
states which threatened to embrace
the new order of things Conditions
were repeated each succeeding time
that Brvan was the offering. "I was
in one countv where Brj an was speak-
ing," said Frank Eddy, who is now a
candidate for congressman at large,
"and I saw men go up and kiss the
Commoner's hand. There were acres
of men around him and the enthusi
asm for him was unbounded. I saw
a similar demonsti ation in another
county and I was moved Turning to
a traveling companion I remarked
that it seemed to be all over and that
we had better go home That fall
the regular Republican candidate pre
vailed overwhelmingly in these very
centers. Since that I have not been
BO quick to jump av apparent con
clusions, or to accept enthusiasm at
Its face value wnen it is out of the
regular order of things." Prank's
further observations and conclusions,
he said, were hastened by one old
soldier who suddenly took up with the
new order of things and carried his
new views to such an extreme that
many feared he had gone insane.
"After the election I asked him if he
bad voted for Mr. Bryan," said Frank.
"He admitted that he did not and
MB only reason was that when he go*
into the booth and saw the word Re
publican on the ticket he simply could
not help it and voted for every candi
date under that designation."
As I said the Roosevelt mass meet
ing in St. Paul last week was an en
thusiastic one and what is more it was
well attended, but for all this not a
little criticism is going the rounds be
cause of the resolution passed creat
ing a committee of fifty to interview
candidates after the primaries and
ascertain their views on the presiden
tial question. If they have Taft sym
pathies then opposition is to be pro
vided through the medium of a peti
tion. In the face of that much abused
Bryan-Roosevelt slogan, "Let the peo
ple rule," the passage and endorse
ment of the resolution is regarded
with anything but favor. The whole
thing is looked upon as inconsistent.
If Governor Eberhart and the or
ganization has anything to fear it will
be more from the Democratic side ol
the house and the ticket the leaden
are now compiling than the half doz
en or more candidates who are now
trying to get his goat as far as thet
nomination is concerned. According
to the talk in this neck of the woods
the Democratic organization is comb
ing the state for a ticket that will be
a winner and no bets are being over
looked in getting the men who will
pull down the votes. The state Democ
racy will enter the field this time with
a united front and with no embarrass
ing issues.
Secretary of State Julius Schmahl
is now a full fledged candidate for re
nomination. The Redwood Falls man
deposited his $50 on Wednesday
which was the forty-fifth anniversary
of his birth. Julius has competitors
in Representative Mattson of Roseau
county and James A. Ege of Hennepin
county. Th latter served the last
senate as its sergeant at-arms. This
will be Mr. Schmahl's third try at the
game and on his own statement he
will not make any active canvass of
the state prior to the primaries be
cause of sickness in his tamily. His
wife has been seriously ill for some
*$- *$-
This is not intended as campaign
material for those who have designs
on the "ins," but the story comers
straight that the state will soon face
one of the heaviest deficits in the reve
nue fund its history. Last year the
state spent over $25,000 as interest
for borrowed money and it may reach
$35,000 this time Extravagant appro
priations on the port of the last leg
islature and failure to make the state
tax levy large enough is said to be
the cause. As a rule at this time of the
year the revene fund is full to over
flowing, but the day after the close
of the fiscal year, which was July 31,
it was $115,000 short.
State Treasurer Smith and Attorney
General Smith came foith with the
necessary filing fee last week and are
now properly equipped candidates for
renomination Edward Enckson is
Treasurer Smith's campaign manager.
Ed Huntington, formerly of Windom
but now of St. Paul, is doing the man
agerial act for the attorney general
The only state officials who have failed
to make known their intentions are C.
E. Elmquist and Judge Mills of the
Tailway and warehouse commission
and Governor Eberhart. Their friends
say they will be heard from in due
time. Other aspirants for public of
fice to file last week were C. King,
Deer River, Democratic candidate for
lieutenant governor Milo N Young,
Little Falls, Republican, representa
tive, and Burt N. Weld, Slayton, Re
publican, representative.
s* 4* 4*
Mention of the political happenings
of the day would not be complete v, ith
out reference to the tiling of United
States Senator Nelson for renomina
tion as made with Secretary of State
Schmahl the latter part of the v.eek.
Columns of matter commendatory of
the grand old man, which appeared in
the Twin City papers, preceded the
filing and so his act did not come as
any great surprise Senator Nelson
is not going to lack for advertising
this year. Pages of it are in prepara
tlon and if he falls down on the job it
will not be tne fault of those in charge
Senator Nelson has been picked to
keep Minnesota in the Republican col
umn and his every endeavor will be
along that line The Alexandria man
will not be much in evidence until
after the primaries, as congress is
now occupying his lull time, but when
he does start look out. His one rival
is James Peterson of Minneapolis
The probe of the breweries and the
blind pigs said to exist in the Twin
Cities and throughout the state, which
was authorized by the senate at the
special session, is now on and the city
officials of Minneapolis are the first to
tell what they know about the manu
facturers of beer and their ownership
of many of the thirst dispensing par
lors in the Mill City. According to the
statement of the county treasurer of
Hennepin county saloon licenses in
the case of brewery owned places
were paid by checks signed by the
brewing company, but that the prac
tice has since been discontinued. The
committee, which is composed of
Senators Saugstad, Rusted and Boyle,
is working without funds and expects
to be reimbursed by the next legisla
ture. Some persons are hinting that
the committee is being financed in the
meantime by parties favorable to one
of the gubernatorial candidates.
&/>e Farm
Gleanings by Our Country
I. Walker shipped stock on
Mrs. Kiimartin was in El
River on Monday.
Mrs. Woodward of Minneapolis is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cohoe.
Mr. and Mrs Selhaver of El
River were in town on business Mon
Mr. Berglund went to Sauk Rapids
on Saturday and returned Monday
Mrs. E Healy came up from El
River on Saturday to visit relatives
for a few days.
Margaret and Marvel Walker of
Spencer Brook are visiting at E
Foley's th is week.
Mrs. W. A Smith came over from
Spencer Brook on Thursday evening
visit relatives and friends.
Irving Jennison autoed up from
Minneapolis on Sunday. was ac
companied by three gentlemen.
Mrs. John Kruger returned home
on Saturday after a week's visit
with her mother at Twin Lakes.
J. A Smith is taking a few days
off for recreation and, wi th his wife
and daughter, is taking in the near
by towns with his auto.
E. Foley took W. Mode and
family to Santiago on Sunday to
visit Mr. Mode's father and sisters.
Mr. Mode returned the same evening
but his wife and children remained
for a few da\s of pleasure on the
Robert Brinks has been enjojing a
visit of several days from his
brother. They drove Spencer
Brook on Sunday and spent the
at D. S. Walker's. Mr. Brinks'
brother returned to his duties on
Monday. is employed by a rail
road company.
E. Foley autoed to Minneapolis
on Friday on a pleasure and business
trip combined. was accompanied
by Mrs. Charlie Thompson, Mrs. I
Walker, Miss Mary Walker, Mrs.
W. A Smith and Mrs. Foley. Th
three former purchased pianos from
the Cable Co.
Jim Iliff met with a very painlul
accident, and i came near being
much woise. while putting hay in
the barn. I some manner the fork
caught in his linger and was taking
him up Realizing that his hand
would be crushed he jerked it loose,
tearing the flesh from the bone.
Dr. Schons dressed the wound. We
are very sorry for Jimi is a bad
time for a farmer to be laid up.
If taken just when you feel as
though you were going to be sick you
will never know what serious illness
is. I puiifies the blood, drives out
disease before it gets a foothold: such
is HoMster's Rocky Mountain Tea
None other so effective and sure.
35 cents, tea or tablets. C. A
A. Reibe's baby is reported to be
The woodshed for school district 36
is completed, Louis Talen doing the
Aug. Nelson and family of Minne
apolis aie here visiting at the home
of Swan Nelson.
Prof. A E Pearson lectured on
Prohibition in our school house on
Tuesday e\ening.
The threshing ot rye has begun in
earnest. The ield is 30 bushels per
acre on an aveiage.
Mrs. Kuchenbecken oi Minneapolis
came up on Tuesday and is visiting
wi th Chris Minks and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Nels Jensen from
Blue Hill came over and spent Sun
day with Jensen and family.
Miss Esther Nelson returned fiom
the cities on Saturday and is spend
ing some time with her parents.
The babv boy of Albert Reibe has
been very ill the past week, and not
much hope is felt for his recovery.
M. A Thorring drove to Princeton
on Monday to consult the doctor
about his throat, which has been
very painful for a week or more.
J. Erstad of Freer was here on
Tuesday to adjust the loss by fire on
Otto Minks' barn and granary. Mr.
Minks expects to rebuild very soon.
Esther and Tracy Dindinger of
Minneapolis, who spent three weeks
wi th relatives and friends here, ex
pect to leave for their home today.
Two of Miss Yotten's former
pupils of Bock, Florence Johnson and
Esther Berg, walked nine miles to
spend Sunday at the Yotten home
The Young People's society of the
Scandinavian church met at the
home of Jensen on Saturday even
ing. A very pleasant time was
Miss Jul ia Anderson took the
teachers' examination recently in
Princeton and is now one of our
schoolma'ams. We hope she may find
both pleasure and profit in teaching.
Miss Miller of Minneapolis, who
will teach in our schools the coming
term, was here last week to engage a
boarding place. She will board at
the Caley home, near the school
Mr. Caley has been very busy haul
ing material for the building of a
large barn.- Work was begun last
week, and a crew of six carpenters
will make quick work of the struc
ture, which will be 60 feet long and
54 feet wide.
The alsike clover we wrote of in
last week's items was five feet, five
inches in length, not three feet five
inches. I was grown on the Thor
ring farm and 60 large loads were cut
from an 11-acre piece. Because of the
difficulty in cutting it one root was
pulled out and measured. The
second crop is now growing rapidly
and promises to be as large as the
The children of the Woodward
Brook Sunday school spent a
pleasant afternoon near Rum river
last Thursday. A number of parents
and friends came also and enjoyed
the pretty scenery and friendly com
munication. Rev C. Larson and
Miss Alma Reibe addressed the
school, songs were sung, pictures
taken, and a lunch enjoyed by all.
Many thanks to Mr. Caley for the
use of the picnic grounds and to all
who so generously contributed to
lunch and lemonade.
About 2 o'clock on Monday after
noon fire was discovered coming out
of the top of Otto Minks' barn.
Neighbors ran to help but nothing
could be done to save anything ex
cept the dwelling house and a small
hen house. The barn and a shed of
50 feet which was added to i two
months ago, were filled with hay,
and it did not take an hour before it
completely gone. A granarv
into which had been placed that
morning 192 bushels of rye, was
burned, also the machinery shed and
a log barn. About 50 bushels of the
rye was saved by completely flooding
it. A new sled, harness, 15 tons of
hay, a new straw stack, and numer
ou pieces of machinery all went up
in flames. But little insurance was
carried as the barn had just lately
been enlarged and the insurance not
changed. So the loss falls very
heavily on Mr. Minks. I twas only
by strenuous efforts on behalf of the
help that the house was saved. The
threshers, who had completed their
work but an hour before, all did
what they could to save the house
and grain. N blame is attached to
the threshers, as the threshing was
done west of the barn and the wind
was strongly fiom the east. The
fire, when discovered, was coming
out of the top of the barn, which
had recently been filled with clover
hay. Mr. Minks and family have
the sympathy of the entire com
munity in their loss.
Kidney tiouble is particularly to
be dreaded because its presence is
not usually discovered until i has
assumed one of its worst forms
diabetes, dropsy, or Bright 's disease.
If you suspect that your kidneys are
affected, by all means use Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Teathe great
systemic cleanser and regulator. C.
A. Jack.
George Lu nn purchased a binder
last week.
Norman Walker visited with Jo
Modin on Sunday.
Mabelle Benson is spending a few
days in Princeton this week.
Walter Houser has a very thrifty
looking crop of potatoes this season.
Ida Modin, Mabel Magnuson and
Carl Axell spent Sunday with Mary
A few young folks spent Thursday
evening at Brinks' and had a very
enjoyable time.
Mrs. Mary Hafie spent Tuesday a
David Raiche's.
Miss Rhea Grow visited at A E
Grow's on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cartier spent
Friday at Baullard's.
Miss Bertha Robideau is visiting
at the Odegard home in Santiago.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gramer and
family visited at Gishe's on Sunday
Ralph Grow of Princeton visited
his cousin, Clarence Grow, a few
days last week.
Elmer Dubuque departed on Tues
day for Minneapolis, where he will
visit his sister.
Mr. and Mrs. David Raiche and
son, Bernard, spent Sunday after
noon at Henry Forster's.
Miss Sophie Thompson and Mrs,
Henry Uglem and children spent
Friday at Henry Forster's.
Mrs. George Raiche and Miss Pearl
Labbissonniere visited a Jo hn
Grow's on Friday afternoon.
A large crowd from here attended
the ball gairfe between Estes Brook
and Santiago on Sunday. Estes
you will find it to your
interest to buy McCor-"
mick machines.
Photograptho Anaj thing,
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hay a McCor-
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CLEMENT, Princeton*
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