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OFFICIAL XBWIPAPBI OP KAMDIYOHI COUNTY [Entered December S, 1903, at Willmar, Minnesota, as second class matter, .under act ot March 3, 1879.] VICTOR E. LAWSON, Editor and Manager. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2, '08. SIGHS FOR OLD THE WAY.' ••GOOD Hon. Henry Feig, having recov ered sufficiently from the results of the late campaign to be able to "sit up and take notice," emits a mel ancholy, soul-rasping wail, like un to that of a lonely farm dog telling his sad thoughts to the man in the moon. The wail was published in the Pioneer Press and dutifully copied in the Atwater Republican Press. The thing that gripes Hen ry is the "party demoralization" caused by the primary election law, which he makes chiefly responsible for the defeat of his "soul-mate," Jake. The following extract gives the gist of the complaint and of what Henry would like to do: "Theoretically the primary law may be all right in practice it is an abortion. It is on the theory of improvement of the old law that it was enacted. It is because of its consummate failure that it should be repealed, and were I a member of the incoming Minnesota legisla ture I would crave the indulgence to introduce either house or senate file No. 1, and it would be "A bill for an act to repeal the primary election law," and house or senate rile No. 2, "To enact in its stead a common sense primary law under which Republicans, Democrats and all other parties would strictly at tend to their own individual party affairs, and save the state the ex pense of conducting a foolish pri mary election." It costs thousands to conduct these elections, and the game isn't worth the powder. We have put "our foot in it let us like sensible men take it out and return to the good old way of party association, party council and party co-operation before and after con vention." Altho Henry talks about the de feat of Jake as the one thing that is to be deplored, it is evident to those who know something of the political history of this county that the results here in the late election were the things that that hurt the most. Henry and his sub-bosses in this county can never forget "the good old way," when they could pick delegates, nominate candidates and always have their tools were they could watch them work. That was the time when the bosses where "heap big Injuns," and anyone who wanted anything had to come to the "party council"—composed of a select few—and make terms. To Henry the conventions where these plans were carried out were a source of special delight, giving him a chance to vent his superflu ous energies in thunderous orations and ponderous resolutions. The little imitation conventions that he runs now biennially for election of delegates to the state conventions are too tame to satisfy his thirst for power and glory. Hence he sighs for "the good old days." And all the party bosses, now out of jobs, echo the sad refrain, for they have found that the people CALUME Baking Powdei take great delight in using their newly given powers for confound ing the well laid plans of the bos ses. The people felt at a disadvan tage against the well organized plans of the bosses in a convention but alone in the voting booth, the voter cares not a mite for the bos ses, and recks very little what the party record of a candidate is just so his record as a man is good. Received Highest Award World's Pure Food Exposition Chicago, November, 1907 What does this mean? It meant that Calumet has set a new Standard in Baking Powder—the standard of the World. Because this award was given to Calumet after thorough tests and experiments, over all other baking powders. It means that Calumet is the best baking powder in every particular in the world. leans that Calumet produces delicious, lightest, and purest ill beking powders. The results of the primary elec tions in Kandiyohi county this year were especially aggravating to the machine. Its candidates fell by the wayside, and persons on whom the party yoke never had been fast ened very securely were nominated. Henry had" especial cause for feel ing hurt, for the man who defeated him for the legislature ten years ago was nominated for county treas urer after a contest with a man whose "party regularity" ante dated his birth. Shorn of his pow er, deprived of his opportunity to "orate" and "resolve," and with his political enemies getting nom inations and elections in his ownwho bailiwick—is it any wonder that he wails and gnashes his teeth. But the people have had a good caste of power and privilege to run their affairs themselves, and there will be few men in the legislature that will dare to vote to take this power away from the people and give it to the bosses. The primary election law may not be perfect no human law ever was or ever will be. But it suits the people better than the old system, and woe to him who tries to kill it. BEAMS IN THEIR EYES. Gov. Johnson has not been back ward in the past in suggesting all manner of legislation excepting a county option measure. Does the Tribune, with its views on temper ance matters, think the governor is doing his full duty in simply wait ing for the question to come up to him? Should he not take the ini tiative? Will he?—Willmar Ga zette in Atwater Republican. We can tell better what Gov. Johnson will say in his message af ter it becomes public. Yes, we be lieve the governor should embody his views on the county option question in his recommendations to the legislature. It is an important question that has agitated the state for years, but practical politicians of both parties have been very much afraid of committing themselves on the same. We believe Gov. John son could well afford to be the first governor of the state to mention the same in his message. Two years ago he urged the adoption of the initiative and referendum, a true democratic measure which would in fact restore the rule of the people and give them anything that the majority wanted, includ ing county option. He again re verted to this recommendation in his special message, which plainly indicated that he believed the ma jority should rule on the liquor question, and that if the legislature would pass a county option law he would do his duty and sign it. So far as the initiative is concerned, it has been taken long ago. The county option bill has been regular ly introduced into every legislature for many years back. There is no fear that one will not be introduced this year. The main obstacle is the attitude of the legislature, which is believed to be opposed to it. But why are these papers, the Re publican Gazette and the Republic an Press, so terribly worried about the attitude of the democratic gov ernor? And why are they trying to lay the blame of the complexion of the legislature upon the prohibi tion party, the only party that dared take a stand on the liquor question? Have they not read of the folly of the man who could see the mote in his brother's eye but Doesn't that mean everything to you? did not see the beam in his own eye? When the republican party of Minnesota dares to take a stand on the county option question, and when the overwhelmingly republic an legislature passes such a bill, it will be time enough for these par tisan sheets to find fault with the work of the public men of other parties. THE COUNTY POOR QUESTION, It is probable that the County Board will take early action in ac quiring property for the purpose of establishing a poor farm in this county. Over two years ago a ma jority of the voters of the county expressed themselves as desiring a change from the township to the county system. No action has so far been taken to establish a per manent home because the members of the board have not wished to be precipitate in the matter. There was some talk soon after the vote was taken to the effect that many voted for the county system did not understand the question as submitted, but really thought they were voting to retain the old sys tem. It was thought that perhaps another vote would be demanded to finally determine the matter. But the opposition to the poor farm proposition did not apparently think it worth while to contest with the seemingly large majority in favor of the same, and no attempts were made to have the question re-sub mitted at the last election. There is now a movement on foot to ask the county board to proceed at once to establish a county home for the poor. Petitions for that purpose are being circulated thru out the county, and are being nu merously signed. The renting of location and the moving the in mates about from place to place is very unsatisfactory to all concerned. If the county system is now perma nently established, a suitable home must be acquired. The members of the board at tended the meeting of the state convention of Correction and Chari ties, and investigated the question of poor farms as far as they could by coming in contact with others who have had practical experience in the matter. It is probable that they will report in favor of the pur chase of a small farm on which to build a suitable home, and action in the matter will no doubt be taken by the new board soon after their first meeting in January. THOSE BAD PROHIBS. "The Prohibitionists—the third party prohibitionists have been defeating about fifteen representa tives pledged to county option and electing men friendly to the liquor interests in their stead. In many places where it was close between the saloon and the county option candidates the prohibitionists kept their men in the field and di vided the temperance vote. The entire temperance forces must be united before they can hope to win over so powerful and wealthy a combination as the liquor inter ests."—Fergus Falls Journal. The statement made by the Fer gus Falls Journal upholds the opin ion given by the Republican Ga zette, and should be food for thought for the editor of the Trib une.—Republican Gazette. The thought which did come to mind when we read the above was that talk is cheap, and especially after-election talk. To whom were these defeated candidates pledged? To their party that stands for high license? If to the Anti-Saloon League, would their pledges have been more binding than they were two years ago, when the League CLAIMED TO HAVE A MAJOR ITY OF BOTH HOUSES PLEDGED IN FAVOR OF COUNTY OP TION Probably a number of these men pledged themselves to county option because there was a prohibi tionist in the field against them. We are njt from Missouri, but we want to be shown the proof that any real damage was done to the temperance cause by the prohibi tionists before we believe it. There are two things that will tend to shorten the next legislative session. One is the abolition of the pass. The other is that here after legislators will be paid by the job and not by the day. Paying his own railroad fare, he will see to it that his visits home are not so frequent and his stay so long, and being paid by the year he will not look upon the session as limpid sweetness to be long drawn out.— Litchfield Saturday Review. We sell Guns and Traps cheap and Buy Furs and Hides. 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