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& THE PRINCETON UNION
By R. C. DUNN.
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OFFICE FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE.
O. I. STAPLES,
A. A. CASWELL,
HASTINGS had a Christmas tire
which destroyed about $200,000 worth
of property Hastings hat. been counted
a warm town over since it entered the
fight for the- fourth m&ane hospital.
MINNEAPOLIS papers say that St.
Paul is over-run with crooks and St.
Paul paper-. say that Minneapolis is
beset with criminals of every class.
Both are telling the truth and it proves
the truth of the ancient saying
that you rau&t go away from home
to get the newb.
GERMANY is certainly progressive.
The kaiser proposes to begin the
twentieth ceutury a year before the
nineteenth century closes. Evidently
Emperor William would consider the
discussion of the century problem as
carried on in the American newspapers
examples of lese majesty.
WESTERN states are introducing in
numerable reforms In Montana a
United States senator was arrested for
spitting on the sidewalk and now
South Dakota proposes to put an end
to profanity on the thoroughfares. The
wild and woolly west is getting a step
or two in advance of the effete east
HE article in another column under
the caption of 'Ventilation and Acous-
tics,' taken from the St. Paul Dispatch,
is one of the finest pieces of sarcasm
we ha\e read for lo these many days.
Listen to the howls from the collared
paiasites and pismires of the third dis
trict congressman Wough1
HE plant of the East Grand Forks the people of the northern part of the
Courm was totally destroyed by fire State are such that upon every ocea
i ovv,u w^cU vpw.*
last week, but the paper never skipped siou when he has been a candidate for
an issue owing to the kindly offer of any office, he has run far ahead of any
the use of a plant
by one of its con-
HE boys of the country' press are
evidently picking up prosperity in de
cently large chunks. Few papers
reached our table last week which did
not boast of illustrated or enlarged
editions and their advertising columns
were enough to make the printer's
HE Salvation Army all over the
United States gave Christmas dinners
to the pooi Monday and hundreds of
thousands bless the religion of this
band of christian workers. Such acts
win more sinners than all the pomp
and exclusiveness -of some of the
churches which rate themseh es higher
in social ways
MR. RILEY, not the "Mr. Riley who
keeps the hotel," but a namesake who
finds it more profitable to preach hell
fire and damnation lo a Minneapolis
congregation, prayed that our soldiers
in the Philippines be not given suc
cess but a safe passage home. Charley
Mitchell informs the very reverend
gentleman that when two armies are
fighting, the one that does not succeed
is usually brought home "safe
something minus How about Ram
sey county and the Fourth district
Bro Thompson? Just get down your
blue book and use your pencil for a
moment and see what you will find.
A PEW bunches of hot air have been
passed back and forth between Judge
McGee and E. S. Corser resulting from
the now famous prayer of Rev. Riley
at the anti-expansion meeting in Min
neapolis This prayer, it is safe to
say, has received more attention from
politicians than any they ever heard
before, but the chances are that none
of them will be influenced to espouse
religion by reason of its sentiments.
IN an article in which it is at
tempted to show that the Sixth dis
trict has more of the State offices than matter of State'politics
it is entitled to, the St Paul Dispatch kind and thoughtful act, but it was one
says "The Sixth district also gave that might have been left undone
the Republican candidate for governor without serious consequences. Some
PARSON RILEY and Gov. Land ap
pear to have bitten off more advertis
ing than they could chew in their de
votional exercises at the anti-imperi
alist league meeting, in Minneapolis.
That kind of advertising, like that
which Rev Samuel G. Smith secured
in his sermon on women wage earners,
may be of some value to a minister,
who is bidding for large congregations,
but we are inclined to the view that it
is not a particularly desirable or val
uable political asset for an elective
office in'this State.
the State he may hail. His wide
acquaintance and high standing with
other candidate for that or any other
office. To the bar of the State he is
known and held in such high esteem
that the law} ers of every locality, re
gardless of politics, would have been
his champions. He is a man of a very
high character from whatever stand
point he may be viewed, and in many
a hard fought campaign he has shown
his qualities as a vote-getter.
But while feeling this way towards
Judge Collins the UNION distinctly
disavows any hostility 01 unkind feel
ing toward any other candidate It
can support Van Sant or Clapp with
just as good a will and work 311st as
cordially for them or for any other
man of an equally high class as it could
for Collins We realise that this is a
year when the people must choose for
themselves and if they choose Van
Sant or any other good man the UNION
stands ready and willing to put its
shoulder to the wheel, and in its mod
est way give its loyal and hearty sup
port to the Republican nominee. It
makes no apologies for its attitude of
friendliness to Collins, and no secret of
its regret at the declination of Judge
Collins to enter the race at the same
time it leaves to the future to show
that it can be as loyal and earnest in
the support of another candidate as it
would be in support of the one upon
whom it looked as the chosen leader
HE Republican national convention
is to meet in Philadelphia next June.
It is to be hoped that such a gather
ing will exercise a benign influence
upon the crooked politics of that ring
ridden city. It is openly charged and
has been almost proved, that there
weie some 80,000 fraudulent votes cast
at Philadelphia in the last election.
Let us hope the Quaker City will purify
herself in preparation for the event of
ONE Canadian peer, Sir Roderick
Cameron, delivered a short speech a
short time ago which was highly
flavored with banquet wine and the
papers are warming it over still. The
New York Prass, in speaking of him
says that he appears to better advan
tage in plain evening dress than in the
flowing periods of a prophet. When
the Dominion people ''rule the con
tinent of North America" a Boer king
will sit on the throne of Great Britain.
We are something of a seer ourself!
OUR representatives in congress tore
themselves away from the delights of
Washington society long enough to
come home for the holidays and honor
their constituents with such frag
ments of advice as they deemed neces
sary to secure proper action in the
how the people never can get over the
idea that when they elect a man to one
office and he insists upon telling them
whom they shall elect to another, he is
working over tima. And they never
hire, pay or expect a man to work
over time in politics.
THE next convention of the national
league of Republican clubs will 4
hel4 in St. Paul next summer, and it is
to be hoped that such a gathering in
Minnesota will inspire and promote*
more effective organization than has
existed in the State league for some
years. There is no denying that it
has to some extent fallen into disre
pute, and that it is as sadly in need of
repairs as a wagon wheel with half the
spokes out of it. There is work for the
league to do and much that it can do
better than any other political agency,
but there is nothing for it to do unless
it is organized and operated in the
spirit and for the purposes had* in view
at the time of its original conception.
WHATEVER else betides there will
be no more talk of a Republican strad
dle on the currency question. The
Republican majority in congress has
3poken plainly and to the point in the
PRINCETON didn't find a day train in There are many reasons in the judg_
~_~ ~w j .v.iiuuuji uivvuuuw DUO jjuupits 01 wae
its Christmas stocking so let's see if ment of the UNION why Judge Collin's bill simply enacts into a statutory law Third district under "leave to print,"
we can't dig up one on New Year's nomination would have been good poli- v.*-**1**- -y
for'governor, the UNION ha9 no desire It means the permanent and formal when th*e house was npt in session our
Q a*fci. if u0
or the strength he would adds to the petually at par and with* enough of it deliver to the vacant seats and gaping
ticket as its candidate for governor, in circulation to satisfy all the wants galleries those telling appeals that
*u i for fractional currency. The currency have electrified the'people of the
tics and good policy. In the Sixth and
Seventh congressional districts he
would ha\ run far stronger than any
other man that could have been nomi- xuo uraiurs ui me nouso wno "ailed
nated, no matter from what section of American army since the outbreak of
HE severest loss sustained
,_. t._i, TT.'. ...:J- the war with Spain was anntainard iin the war with
the death of Gen. Lawton, who was
killed in the Philippines last week.
One such man as tha was worth al
and ran away under the tattered flag
of Aguinaldo indeed one such man
was worth more than half a regiment
of some of those who served or pro
fessed to serve under the stars and
stripes in Cuba and the Philippines.
He was a giant in heart as well as in
form he was six-foot-four in height
and every inch a soldier he was as
generous as he was fearless, and withal
he was the ideal and the idol of the
American army. It was for such as he
and those who followed him, that the
impious tvaitoi-s who gathered in the
name of liberty in Minneapolis a short
time ago and invoked the grace ^f
God that the half naked savages of the
Malay Islands might be triumphant.
Truly we have great respect for that
Hennepin county judge who publicly
declares that men who would have
prayed and spoken thus should be
horse-whipped on the public thorough
fares of the city.
No well-informed person has ever
doubted that England could subdue-the
Boer republic if the issue were made
a pressing one, and if she drew upon
her vast resources for the purpose.
But when Paul Kruger said that an
English victory should be achieved
only at such cost as would shock hu
manity, he told the whole truth and
nothing but the truth. The Boers are
fortified and intrenched in the country
of which every acre is as familiar to
them as Piccadilly is to the London
man. about towp Thev are armed
with the most modern and improved
weapons and have a supply of ammu
nition that is apparently inexhaustible
and a treasury that appears to iknow
no limit Professional soldiers' from
all parts of the world have recruited
the Boer army and each man is a host
within himself The Boer soldier
fights from behind trenches and every
stone and stump and tree is a fortifica
tion for him. Each soldier is a sharp
shooter and when driven from one
position of defense knows exactly
where to fall back for a better one*. If
the English blood is up, as it appears
to be, we cannot but foresee the defeat
of the peasant farmers and no more
can we fail to realize that defeat will
be accomplished only after one of the
bloodiest wars that history of any age
'BEE PRme^Td^'tJKi^f ta^&DAYV' DBC*MBteB 2^, 1899.
bill which has passed the house and told whether Grosvenor was putting
Although J.udge Collins has formally which will undoubtedly pass the sen,- his spiked shoes on the civil service or
MAnnAu un ni f i n^i. f *v _:.
Collected at Our
VENTILATION AND ACOUSTICS.
A thrill of uneasiness will pervade
the State when it is announced that
the congressman from the Third dis
trict of Minnesota has been moved up
a notch, from the chairmanship of the
committee on ventilation and acoustics
to the chairmanship of the committee
on public printing. Recognizing 'the
claims of a fellow craftsman the breth
ren of the newspaper profession will
congratulate Brother Heatwole upon
his promotion, if such it be, but the
country at large is bound to feel more
or less uneasy. Nothing is so impor
tant in a place like the hall of repre
sentatives as proper, ventilation,, and
no, one has ever yet managed this mat
ter sb successfully as has the late
chairman of the committee on ventila
tion and acoustics. Every window,
door and transom was so adjusted un
der the watchful eye of the chairman
of the committee on ventilation, and
acoustics that the raw winds of Wash
ington were tempered to the shorn'
lambs of the Northwestern banana
belt, and not a sneeze or a snuffle in
terrupted the harmony 6f proceedings
that otherwise might have been dis
turbed by the labored breathing of
nnnan. adoption of the gold standard with Joel would toil laboriously up the long
silver as a twin money, to be kept per* flights of stairs, enter that hall and
that whichhas been in force the and when he had finished he knew
law of custom for twenty years or just what was needed to improve the
And then there was the mattev of
conserving the acoustic properties of
that historic hall. Why, but for the
scientific researches and' practicaLaP'
plication of their results there would
have been such confusion of sounds
that the galleries never could have
Clark was avenging the crim
?3 Oh holidays, and evefaitige
acoustic effects. And knowing what
was needed he proceeded to supply it.
Th orators of the bous who called
ort the cheers of the galleries and
the plaudits of. the seething mob
claimed and received a credit that was
never their due. Supposing Our Joel
ha not attended to the acoustics of barbarianst that trampedl thed hall, what would those speeches
THE GREATEST OP THESE IS WOMAN.
The Red Wing Republican ventures
the assertion that ^.tbere are three
great agencies for the transmission of
news. They are the telegraph, tele
phone and tell-a-woman Stilhcata
THE WOODS ARE FULL OF THEM.
It isn't a hard matter to pick out a
political sorehead. One day "he may
be the most enthusiastic supporter
that his party has in the State. The
next, after being informed that cir
cumstances do not permit his appoint
ment to the office that he seeks, he is
all gall and bitternes? Everything
that his party does is wrong Every
thing that the leaders do he criticises.
The Republican party has no monopoly
on the crop of soreheads. The Demo
cratic party has themevery party
has them to contend with. Thev are
rightly named.Benson Monitor,
Those wishing cut flowers for the
ball New Years will please place their
orders at Scheen's by Saturday.
No. 80 takes the gramophone given
away bv J. C. Ilerdliska Dec. 23 The
holder will please call for the pri/e.
Dr. C. F. Walker I
KiiBuuea to ine acoustics 01
have amonnted to? Nothing.
Information is sadly lacking con*
cerning the character and qualifica
tions of the new chairman of the com
mittee on ventilation and acoustics.
His name has not been heralded in the
trump of fame, and we know not
whether he be a practical and scien
tific ventilationist, or a mere amateur
who would, as like as not, consider it
sufficient ventilation to toss a cuspidor
through a window sash. We are not
only surprised but grieved and disap
pointed that the corps of able Wash
ington correspondents has been so
thoughtless and so indifferent to the
hopes and fears of an interested public
as to withhold information on this
We want to know, definitely and
right away, whether that hall is going
to be properly ventilated and acous
ticked, or whether this important duty
is to be neglected, by some careless,
unscientific and unprofessional dabbler
in ventilation and acoustics? The
West will stand as one man, and re
sent any backward step in this matter,
and Speaker Henderson may as well
know it now as later.St. Paul Dis
Teeth, with and
Crowif arid BHde
work a specialty.
Vitalized Air for
i Will jbe in the new
office over Anderson
& Herdlfska's store,
Main St., Princeton,
1st to I5th
of each Month.
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S JaeKso*"# corset waists
Made from the best material by skilled operatives.
Every garment elegantly designed and finished
perfect in eyery detail. Can have no better indorse
ment than the fact that their sale is constantly
Style 402, better than any other Corset
at the price, and equal to any Corset at
Anderson & Herdliska.
Call and Inspect our Stock of
Hardware and Furniture
Skates, Child's Sleds,
Pocket,and Pen Knives,
A full line of
Roger Bros.' Knives,
Forks and Spoons.
Lamps, Book Cases, Center Tables,
Rugs, Couches, Rocking Chairs, Etc.
&T We will be pleased to show
E. K. EVENS, Manager.
will make you prices that will interest you.
Princeton Hardware Co.
A Touch of Winter
The Hissing Link
Found at Last.
the stock of goods and
Turns your attention very forcibly to warmer
Clothing. We know it because we are having
all we can do to attend the wants of our cus
tomers. Our stock is rapidly disappearing so
if you want to take advantage of the bargains
we are offering in
Suits, Overcoats, Caps, etc.,
Your boy needs something warmer, too,
and we have a splendid line of hard wear
-lasts until you feel
able to buy more.
Another cold weather article which is meeting with a
good sale is our lady's warm Shoe. The regular
price has been $1.75 but we are closing them out for
almost half. e'l! give you a pair for
Oak Hall Shoe & Clothing Co.
A. MARK, ilanager.
I ne^rcade. Saloon.
iSF.*'P. MORNEAU, Prop.
r'ou must call soon.
Our business chain is ma&e
up of solid substantial links
cannot break. On this cham
hangs the public's confident.
Our reputation for fair dealing
and HONEST PRICES causes *d
consternation in th^ranfc, of 05m