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PblisKa 8wry thrtd|r.
Badness Manager.
Eamsey county did nobly by giving
a majority of 12,720 for the good
roads amendment.
Minnesota will no longer lag becouraged
hind its sister states in the cause of
better public highways.
Making use of a vulgarism, Peevy
Collilns was evidently "sucking the
hind teat" throughout the campaign.
He who voted for the good roads
amendment performed the best day's
road work he ever has or ever will
A candidate for the legislature in
this (the 45th) district said good
roads were of minor importance and
he was elected by a big majorityto
stay at home.
"Learning without thought is
labor lost." said the late Mr. Con
fucius. This is true, and accounts
for the fact that the world has so
many educated fools.
In keeping before the voters the
importance of the good roads amend
ment the press of the state contrib
uted much towards its adoption.
The press is a great educator.
Thanks are due the officers of the
Northern, Southern and Central Min
nesota Development associations,
and especially to C. M. King, for
their efforts in behalf of the good
roads amendment.
If the stories told at the conspiracy
trial in Indianapolis by Ortie Mc
Manigal, the paid dynamiter, are
but half true there area number of
men "higher up" who are deserving
of death in the electric chair.
Taking into consideration the
Roosevelt revolutionary movement,
which exuded its poisonous suppura
tions throughout the state, Govern
or Eberhart has every reason to feel
proud of the showing he made.
According to the Minneapolis pa
pers thugs are choking people on the
streets of the mill city in broad day
light and eluding the police. Yet
Minneapolis has a remarkably effi
cient police force, according to the
mayor of that city.
Uncle Sam is developing the Phil
ippines, says a Manila dispatch. I
strikes us that the United States
government would have been money
in pocket had it permitted the
islands to develop themselves, or re
trogress, just as their fancy dictated.
We would suggest that Teddy the
Terrible now offer his services to
Turkey. He could probably wheedle
the young Turks into deposing the
present sultan and placing him on
the throne. Teddy would then have
an opportunity to dictate to his
heart's content.
That big black ruffian, Jack John
son, has been indicted by a federal
grand jurj in Chicago upon the
charge of violating the white slave
act and, in default of furnishing
bail of $30,000, is in jail. Villains of
the Johnson stripe should be placed
where they have no opportunity of
carrying on their nefarious work.
The fact that the whole state
ticket of the republicanJ party was
elected by large majorities shows
conclusively that the so-called "pro
gresisve" or "bull moose" organiza
tion in Minnesota has been relegated
to the sepulchre for ever and anon.
The effluvia from the party's decom
position has alraedy impregnated the
Not an acre of unsold state land in
Mille Lacs county. At the sale last
week every acre was disposed of at
prices ranging from $7.00 to $13.75
per acre, and it should be bourne in
mind that the best state lands in
the county had been sold years ago.
Is there another county in northern
Minnesota that can boast of having
no unsold state land within its boun
'f tiTT i J.
Hubbard county gave a majority of
363 in favor of the good roads amend
ment, and yet that county elected a
man to the legislature who was opfight
posed to the amendment and will
probably vote against putting it into
effect. Dr. W. T. Stone's personal
popularity is responsible for the aplegislature
parent inconsistency.
Mr. Taft takes his defeat philo
sophicallyhe is not in the least dis
by the democratic victory.
"The party will continue to exist,"
says he, and he is already consider
ing plans to strengthen it. His idea
is to organize a national republican
club, entirely apart from the na
tional republican committee, which
shall cherish the principles of the
party and be a source of political
activity at all times. An organization
of this sort would doubtless prove a
mighty power.
"The struggle under the competi
tive system isn't worth the effort
let it pass." This was the last sen
tence written by J. A. Wayland,
founder and owner of the Appeal to
Eeason, at his home in Girard, Kan.,
before sending a bullet through his
brain last Monday. Despondency
over his wife's death along with
other troubles prompted the rash act.
There are thousands of people
throughout the country who regard
the Appeal to Eeason as the Moham
medans do the Koran.
The story that Boosevelt merely
wished to defeat Taft and did not
care whether he landed the presi
dency or not is the veriest tommy
rot. His chief aim was to become a
dictatora czarand, had he been
elected president, he would bulldoze
congress to the extent of gaining his
ambition. There are some congress
men whom he could not influence,
but the majority would be as pot
ter's clay in his hands. I is a bless
ing to the country that this design
ing upstart was not elected.
The lack of a sufficient number of
voting machines in Minneapolis is
said to have prevented many a man
from casting his ballot. This is an
outrage on American citizenshipa
condition which should not be toler
ated by the voters. Every citizen is
entitled to an opportunity to cast
his ballot, and where this opportun
ity is not afforded the municipality
is to blame. There is no excuse
whatsoever for the conditions which
are said to have existed at the poll
ing places in Minneapolis on election
Victor L. Berger of Milwaukee
was defeated in the Fifth district of
Wisconsin for re-election to congress.
Mr. Berger bears the distinction of
being the only socialist ever elected
to the national house of representa
tives. A lone representative of his
party, with opponents on every side,
he had little or no opportunity of se
curing the passage of any measure
introduced by him. Victor Berger
had a hard row to hoe and should
feel elated at being relieved from
further struggles in which defeat
was a foregone conclusion.
Frederick B. Lynch of St. Paul
would make an excellent secretary of
the interior, and we sincerely hope
there is foundation for the rumor
that he is to be tendered that posi
tion in President Wilson's cabinet.
Mr. Lynch is a man of large expe
rience in land matters, he has fine
executive ability, is thoroughly
western in his ideas and of un
questionable integrity. He would
make a record as secretary of the
interior that would reflect credit
upon himself and redound to the ad
vantage of the Wilson administra
Mr. J. L. Wells of Minneapolis, the
gentleman who was so intensely vir
ulent in his opposition to the one-the
mill road tax amendment, has our
sympathy and thanks. Our sympa
thy because the amendment has been
adopted by the voters of the state,
and our thanks for the reason that
his letters in the Minneapolis Jour
nal aroused the friends of the measure
to greater activity in its behalf.
Undoubtedly Mr. Wells' effusions in
the Journal made thousands of votes
for the good roads amendment. To
you, Mr. Wells, we doff our head
^rw*** t*THE PRINCETON UNION: TOTTB^BAY, NOTiaSiB^B 14, lfcl2.
At the last regular session of the
legislature the first round in the
for better roads in Minnesota
was won when provision was made
for the- submission of a constitu
tional amendment authorizing the
to levy a one-mill state
road and bridge tax. The second
milestone was passed on the fifth of
this month when the voters adopted
the amendment. We assume, as a
matter of course, that the incoming
legislature will provide for the levy
ing of the one-mill tax
It has been intimated that there
will be opposition in the legisature
to the levying of the one-mill tax,
but we do not anticipate that the
legislature will dare disregard the
mandate of the people as expressed
at the polls on the 5th inst.
The one-mill tax law will not be
come operative before 1914. In 1914
the highway commisison will have a
fund of approximately $1,350,000 at
its disposal. I is altogether proba
ble that legislation will be enacted
at the next session of the legislature
that will add materially to the fund.
There is no,, valid reason why owners
of automobiles should not be re
quired to pay a license fee, based on
the horse power of each machine, in
lieu of all other taxes, the proceeds
thereof to go to the state road and
bridge fund. The imposition of a
reasonable license fee would add sev
eral hundred thousand dollars to the
road and bridge fund.
Further progressive road legisla
tion must be enacted. Minnesota's
township road laws are antiquated.
Eoad overseers ought to be abolished
one competent man should have
charge of the road work in each
town, and all road taxes should be
payable in money. Provision must
also be made for the proper mainte
nance of roads after they have been
improved, and it is just as necessary
to keep roads passable in winter as
in summer.
The adoption of the one-mill tax
amendment, supplemented by the
necessary legislation, will give an im
petus to the cause of good roads in
this state. Intelligent action by the
highway commission together* with
the co-operation of the townsh% and
county road authorities will soon
place Minnesota in the van of pro
gressive good roads states.
Hon. H. H. Dunn, speaker of the
Minnesota house of representatives
at the last session, believes the
speaker should be elected by the
people, while the Pioneer Press ad
vocates the appointment of the
speaker by the governor. There is
no good reason why the house mem
bers should not select their own pre
siding officer. The lieutenant gov
ernor is the presiding officer of the
state senate and in case of a vacancy
in the governorship he becomes gov
ernor, hence it is meet and proper
that the lieutenant governor should
be chosen by direct vote of the peo
ple. But the sole duties of the
speaker of the house of representa
tives is to preside over the delibera
tions of that body, and at the termi
nation of the session his duties cease.
If the governor could appoint the
speaker, through his appointee, he
could, in a measure, control legisla
tion in violation of both the spirit
and the letter of the state constitu
tion. The day is far distant when
the people of Minnesota will vote to
empower the governor to appoint the
speaker of the house of representa
Uncle Joe Cannon was defeated for
re-election to congress by O'Hair,
the democratic candidate. Mr. Can
non has many traits oft character
which we admire, one of, .which is
that he stuck to his party through
thick and thin and never permitted
anyone to bulldoze him into joining
ranks of the insurgents. He is
a straight republican and adherds to
the tenetJs of his party's platform
regardless of consequences.
James Bryce, British ambassador
to the United States, has resigned
his position and will return to Eng
land and give his entire attention to
literature. Mr. Bryce is the most1
able and1
i i
best beloved ambassador
who ever came across the seas to
represent the British Isles at Wash
ington and his resignation is much
regretted in diplomatic circles.^
Taft, rep
Wilson, dem
Debs, pub. own
Ctaafin. Pro
Relmer. soo. lab
Roosevelt, prog
U. S. Senator
Knute Nelson, rep
Daniel W. Lawler, dem
Congressman at Large
James Manahan, rep
CarlJ. Huell,dem..
J. S. Ingalls, pub. own
W. Calderwood, pro
Adolpta O. Eberhart, rep
Peter M. Ringdal, dem
David Morgan, pub. own
E. E. Lobeck, pro
P. V. Collins, prog.
Lieutenant Governor
J. A. A Burnquist, rep
Winn Powers, dem
David Robertson, pub. own
Geo. H.Andrews, pro
Secretary of State-
Julius A. Schmabl, rep
Harvey W. Grimmer, dem
Jobn A.Johnson, pub. own
C. L. Johnson, pro
M. S Norelius, prog
State Treasurer-
Walter J. Smith, rep
Henry P. Wessel. dem
J. B. Nash, pup own
Attorney General-
Lyndon A Smith, rep
Wm. P. Donahue, dem
J. H. Morse pro
R. R. & W. Commissioner-
Ira B. Mills, rep
Julius J. Reiter, dem
Chas. E Elmquist, rep
John N. Gayner, dem
J. Sharkey, prog
Chief Justice Supreme Court
Calvin L. Brown
Chas. W.Stanton
P. Alex Stewart
Associate Justice Supreme Court
Geo L. Bunn
Oscar Hallam
Andrew Holt
First Amendment-
Second Amendment
Inc. Gross Earnings Tax
Yes.. NO.
Third Amendment-
Fourth Amendment-
Yes No.
Fifth Amendment-
Yes No.
Sixth Amendment-
Yes No
Judge. 7th Judicial District
Myron D. Taylor
Congressman, 8th Dist.
Clarence B. Miller, rep
John Jensvold, jr. dem
Morris Kaplan, pub own
Representative, 45th Dist.
C.Dunn, rep
Andrew Davis, rep
Isaac F. Walker, rep
Louis Heimanson, pro
Ruf us Morton, pro
Victor E. Anderson, pro
Henry Marpe, pub own
Coi nty Auditor
W. C. Doane, rep
County Treasurer-
Otto Henschel, rep
Register of Deeds
A. Osterberg, rep
Oscar G. ytark, md
Fred W. Thomas, ind
Harry Shockley, rep
H. Pennison, pub. own
Judge of Probate
Wm V. Sanford
County attorney
E. McMillan, rep
Ohas. A Dickey, dem
Rolleff Vaaler pub. own
County Surveyor
S Chapman, rep
Clerk District Court
Robt. H. King, rep
Countv Superintendent of Schools
Guy Ewing....
County Commissioner, 1stDist
George Schmidt, rep
M. A. Carlsson. pub. own
C. Cater, ind
County Commissioner, 3rd Dist
CarlE Eckdall, rep
John Dalchow, dem
County Commissioner, 5th Dist.
Jas. P. Warren, rep
T. E. Potts, ind
The inglorious defeat of Roosevelt
should decide that aggressive mug
wump to never again obtrude him
self upon the citizenry of this great
American republic. Using his own
expression, he is "beaten to a fraz
zle' 'he has been thrown down hard
upon the rocks of public opinion and
badly bruised. He is virtually a po
litical outcast. But Roosevelt is a
fighter and, if any possible oppor
tunity presents itself, he will come
up again as a candidate for the pres
idency four years hence.
To newspaper reporters who have
asked him to set forth his attitude
reagrding an extra session of con
gress, Canadian reciprocity, the Pan
ama canal, and k-hundred other is
sues Woodrow' Vyilson refused to
make any definite statement, and he
certainly took a sensible course.
This is no time for newspaper but
ters-in to approach Mr. Wilson with
such questions, and he would be a
fool to answer them. vVhy did they
not ascertain his views before the
country elected him to the presi
In Ramsey county 11,827 votes were
cast in favor of the seven-senators
amendment, and in Minneapolis 4,882
votes were recorded in favor of the
measure. The seven-senators amend
ment provided that no county of the
state should ever have more than
seven state senators, and was aimed
at the three large counties of St.
32 44 51 47 36 74
102 128
General Election, November 5, 1912
*f*fr} u-^^iF^atJt
11 28
Louis, Hennepin and Ramsey. The
amendment was defeated in the state
at large, and it deserved defeat. A
voter in St. Louis, Hennepin or
Ramsey counties should count for
just as much as a voter in any other
county of the state. But the ignor
ance displayed by those Ramsey and
Hennepin county voters who voted
for the amendment, and against
their own interests, is appalling.
James J. Hill, philosepher and
prophet, declares that the success of
the democratic party will not have a
bad effect on business. I feel bet
ter over the general outlook than I
did before election," said Mr. Hill.
"An attempt was made to bring
about a political revplution, but the
American people, while desiring a
change, showed their good sense by
repudiating the revolutionary doc
trines offered them.
811 133
32 86 150
Total Number of Votes Cast 3,097
For Court Commissioner John P. Petterson received 7 votes, S. P. Skahen 5. and there were several scattering
For Coroner Dr. H. P. Bacon received 37 votes, Dr. Darragh 34, and there were several scattering.
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By the "rev
olutionary doctrines" Mr. Hill Official Vote of the 45th District.
means, presumably, the doctrines of In last week's issue the vote of
the czar of Oyster Bay. the 45th legislative district was in
(complete, as several precincts
The Minnesota State Board of Im
migration has issued a very inter
esting work in book form entitled
"Minnesota by Counties," which
gives facts and figures that should
prove of value to persons contemplat
ing taking up their abode in this
state of unlimited possibilities. A
series of postal cards is also being
sent out by the department which
illustrate the grain yields, cream
eries, etc. The immigration society
is doing good work in advertising
the state and its officers are deserv
ing of credit.
38 35
65 19
502 22
11 90 29 38
53 41
820 307 3i8
36 40 12 19
64 48
84 27
817 394
297 228 143
30 41 15
66, 47
871 322 331 240
91 27 40 12
800 262
358 219 134
35 42
297 418
34 16
982 328 305
39 16
504 942 367 224
56 516
495 387
87 1002
371 328
673 882 257 762 423 444
441 691
1488 1091
37-f 450
The publisher of this paper would
be ungrateful if he did not appreciate
and acknowledge the handsome com
pliment paid him by the voters of
the 45th legislative district in elect
ing him by such a splendid majority
to in part represent them in the
Minnesota house of representatives,
especially in view of the fact that I
made no personal canvass. Most of
my time for the past six weeks has
been devoted to securing support for
the one-mill road tax amendment,
and now that the amendment has
been adopted I feel amply repaid for
the time and labor expended.
I am unpledged and untrammeled
and am free to act, as my judgment
dictates, for the best interests of the
state, and of the 45th district in
particular. R. C. D.
Mille Lacs..
Isanti Sherburne.. Anoka
945 713
673 870 793
1630 1585
295 249 131 244
Mille Lacs and Anoka counties were
missing. The missing precincts
added to the majorities of the three
republican candidates. Annexed
hereto is the official vote for each of
the candidates in the four counties
257 321 187
44 3 lli
326 616
Totals. 3915 3447 3749 1033 2601

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