Albert L Bratsch

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Albert L Bratsch
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SCRAMBLE FOR PAP REPUBLICAN EDITORS FIGHT FOR PUBLICATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS ADMINISTRATION FIXES FAVORITES FOR FAT JOBS Game to Make Taxpayers Contribute Liberally to Campaign Fund by Paddirv Paddirv of Legal Advertisements Is Making Making Trouble for Van Sant, Whose Men Parcelled Out the Pie. The Van Sant administration Is in trouble. It had a little game to pass out a Van Sant campaign fund of about $9,000 to administration favorites among the Republican editors of the state. The Republican editors not on the list for pap have taken cognizance of the game and are demanding recognition. recognition. Thanks to the work of the extra session session of the legislature and the passage of the gross earnings bill by the regular regular session several constitutional amendments will be voted for at the coming election. The state law provides provides that an explanatory gist of proposed proposed constitutional amendments shall be printed in a designated paper in each county in the state and the papers papers of St. Paul. The constitutional amendments to be voted for this fall could have been explained explained in a paragraph for each, but that would not put the money in circulation circulation and the money is needed. An explanatory publication was prepared, which at the legal rate will amount to about $100 per publication. Favorites Get Easy Money. Properly distributed the publication will help one Republican editor in each county feel that he is appreciated and that he is a real factor in the Van Sant organization. It will also result in the distribution of an $8,400 campaign fund without the necessity of drawing on the assessment fund levied on the state officials and appointees. The administration made no particular particular effort to advertise the fact that it was about to spend the money. Nearly every county in the state has from five to a dozen Republican papers. In every every county all but a favored paper was receiving large bunches of jolly and directions directions to whoop it up for Van Sant and the ticket. One was slated for $100 in easy money. All would have been well if someone had not tipped the fact that the list was being made up and that the job was a good one. The composition in the average average country tiffice will cost about $5 or $6. The cat was out of the bag and every Republican editor in the state naturally enough wants the job for his particular county. Appeals, demands and threats are pouring in on the printing commission and there is sadness sadness in the realm of the administration. The jobs will have to be given out now according to the programme of the original promises and 400 Republican editors stand to be sore over their failure failure to get in on the pap, which would have amounted to very little had it not been deemed necessary to play a bunch of favorites strong. ALBERT L. BRATSCH. Democratic Candidate for Reoresenta- tive From Renville County. Albert A. Bratsch, Democratic candidate candidate for the house of representatives from Renville county, is the senior member of the firm Bratsch & Field, dealers in hardware and farm machinery machinery at Renville. Mr. Bratsch Is a sterling business man and has taken the qualities that have made his business ventures successful successful into his campaign for the legislature. legislature. He is making a vigorous fight and his friends confidently predict his election by a comfortable majority, which will insure Renville county capable representation in the next house. Mr. Bratsch was born on a farm in Greenlake. Wis.; the son of German parents who came to America in 1860. He was reared on the farm and taught to work. He attended the public schools of Greenlake and the German school at Rippon. He is in the best sense a self-made man. Young BratSch left the home farm in 1880 and secured employment on a Renville county farm at a compensation compensation of $14 per month. After two years on the farm he was em- j ployed by a machinery firm and in 1886 he branched Out- for himself, Three years later the hardware branch of the business was added and today the firm is one of the leading business houses in that portion of the state. In politics Mr. Bratsch has always been a Democrat and a faithful worker worker in the party councils. Where he is known he is universally respected and the citizens of Renville have delighted in placing him in places of public trust. He has been president of the village and treasurer of the Renville high school board for six years and is now a member of the village council. He stands on a business man's platform, pledged to serve all the people of his county and the state to the best of his ability, if elected. A. M. SCHROEDER, Democratic Candidate for Representa- tive From Jackson County. The Democrats of Jackson county have an unusually strong candidate for the house of representatives in A. M. Schroeder, of Lakefield. No man In the district has more friends and although although its political complexion is decidedly decidedly Republican his friends confi- dently predict hia election by a handsome handsome majority. „ A. M. Schroeder was born Sept. 19, 1859, in Winona county. When but a small lad his parents moved to Blue Earth county, settling in Lyra township, township, about twelve miles south of Mankato. Mankato. Mr. Schroeder was reared upon a farm and received a common school education. About twenty-two years later he moved to Jackson county. He has for many years been successfully engaged in the machine and implement implement business. Mr. Schroeder Is a man of strong individuality, unassailable character, a deep student of economic questions, a clear thinker and of sound judgment. He is one of those big-hearted, goodnatured goodnatured gentlemen, whose happy and open ways creates warm friendship. Through his business transactions he has become widely acquainted with the farmers, who respect him for his hon- is he a

Clipped from The Saint Paul Globe06 Oct 1902, MonPage 4

The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, Minnesota)06 Oct 1902, MonPage 4
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