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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. DUNN.
Published Every Thursday.
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OFFICE: FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE.
O. I. STAPLES,
GEO. F. WRIGHT,
WHY meddle with the present game
and fish laws? Is there anycrying.de-,
mand for more' drastic legislation on
DOWN in Indiana they are disfran
chising citizens who have been found
guilty of having sold their votes. A
man who will sell his vote ought to be
THERE is a decided improvement in
the typographical appearance of the
Milaca Times. Mr. Cravens is getting
out a paper that'is creditable alike to
himself and Milaca.
ONE blast upon J. F. Jacobson's bugle
horn when the appropriation bills are
under discussion in the legislature
would be worth several hundred thou
sand dollars to the tax-payers of Min
COUNTRY correspondents are re
quested to try and get their corres
pondence in not later than Tuesday
night in the future, as the UNION now
goes to press quite a few hours earlier
than it used to, owing to the change in
the running time of the trains.
THE United States senate ratified the
treaty with the republic of Colombia
for the construction of the Panama
canal. The treaty was signed in Wash
ington on January 2 of this year. The
ratificatian of the treaty now gives the
United States the power to go ahead
with the canal.
THE main street of Princeton is in a
most filthy condition and it is up to the
board of health, the business men or
the council to do something toward
having the filth dug out along the side
walks. Manure piles do not look well
in front of the business houses and
then this accumulation of filth is not
healthy. Clean up.
A CONCURRENT resolution I ifixing
Wednesday, April 15th, as the -day
upon which the legislature should ad
journ passed the senate last week.
The resolution has not yet been acted
on by the house. The house should
promptly concur. There is no excuse
-for prolonging th?? 'session beyond the
date fixed in the resolution.
THE house has passed a bill provid
ing that all patrol wagons in cities of
over 50,000 shall be covered so that the
unfortunates who have to ride in the
vehicles shall be spared the morbid
gaze of the pedestrians. The bill
ought to become a law. Innocent or
guilty those who are compelled to ride
in the patrol wagons should be allowed
to pull down the blinds.
R. JAM ES of the Northwestern uni
versity says that the day is coming
when business will be taught in all our
colleges. The sooner the better. A
young man or woman with a lot of
Caesar and the classics is like a ship
without a rudder. The world is getting
to be a cold, cruel, calculating ma
chine. W are throwing poetry and
sentiment to the dogs and getting into
the game with a pace that kills.
SECRETARY WILSON of the depart
ment of agriculture sees no reason why
the corn belt should not be extended
as far north as northern Minnesota and
northern North Dakota. It is being
extended in,, that direction at a rapid
pace. Already the corn belt has gone
north of northern Iowa, and Minnesota
some time since became a member of
the corn producing states, and she is
getting there with both feet in corn
THE Washington correspondent of
the Chicago Record-Herald, William
E. Curtis, attacks our present rules of
congress which allow one individual
at times to absolutely block all import
ant legislation jusf because some par
ticular bill is not passed in which the
individual is particularly interested.
Such tactics that are made possible,
show a weakness in our government,
thinks Mr. Curtis, and he is right.
A ST. LOU IS judge says in a decision
that pedestrians and vehicles have a
right to cross the track of street rail
ways at any point besides the regular
crossings and to use the tracks for any
distance for a matter of safety or con
venience where they do not unneces
sarily interfere with or obstruct the
passage of the cars. If all pedestrians
and vehicles took advantage, of such a
decision it would be impossible to oper
ate a street car line where there was
THE decree of the czar of Russia
guaranteeing all his subjects freedom
of religion and establishing to a certain
degree local self-government, is one of
the ^greatest stated documents of mod
ern times, for it means a new Russia
and it makes the Slav stronger than
ever by driving out fear and oppression,
and letting the light of a broader free
dom and tolerance hasten the grow.th
of power and wisdom. A press dispatch
says: "Among the measures outlined
by the czar for the attainment of these
ends is reform of' the rural laws which
is to be effected with the advice of per
sons who possess the confidence of the
people. The system of administration
in the various governments and dis
tricts is to be examined by representa
tives of different localities concerned
with a view of effecting the necessary
amendments., Measures are also to be
taken to relieved the peasantry the
burdens of forced labor. The exten
sion of self-government to the smaller
communities, corresponding with the
township organizations of the United
States, is regarded as a great victory
for the district and provincial assem
blies, while the retention of the com
munal system, with greater freedom of
withdrawal therefrom, meets the
wishes of the peasants and land own
ers, expressed through their local com
mittees on agricultural depression.
The czar's desire for the co-operation
of the educated public closely follows
the action of Alexander II, at the time
of the emancipation movement."
IT is said that the coal strike commis
sion has made its report on the great
strike and the investigations that were
made by the commission and will hand
the report to the president in a few
days. The report is that there will
ujD4oufotedlyiie^at least a 10 per cent
advance in^he^pay for mining, to take
effect from*' f.he time "the miners re
turned to work last October. The sys
tem of pay wal|be regulated. Where
ever practicable, the operators will be
required to pay by weight, instead of
by the car, and elsewhere by the lineal
yard. There will be indirect recogni
tion of the union, which will come
when the findings are submitted by
President Roosevelt to John Mitchell,
as president of the miner's union. The
causes of the strike as found by the
commission will not be an endorsement
of the actions of the coal mining com
panies. Th boycott will be con
demned anil the principle will bevlaid
down that a miner has a right to Work
without molestation, even though he
does not belong to the union. The
terms of the verdict are to hold good
for three years and recommendations
are to be made for settlement of wage
and other questions at the end of that
period. In local disputes the operators
will be advised to treat with commit
tees of the miners and there may be a
suggestion for local boards of arbitra
IN his "Letters from a Self-made
Merchant to his Son" George Horace
Lorimer, the author, says: "Trading
on margin is a good deal like paddling
around the edge of the Old swimming
holeit seems safe and easy at first,
but before a fellow knows it he has
stepped off the edge into deep water.
The wheat pit is only thirty feet across,
but it reaches clear down to hell. And
trading on margins means trading on
the ragged edge of nothing. When a
man buys, he's buying something that
the other fellow hasn't got. Wh en a
man sells, he's selling something that
he hasn't got. And it's been my ex
perience that the net profit on nothing
is nit. Wh en a speculator wins, he
don't stop till he loses, and when he
loses he can't stop till he wins. You
have been in the packing business long
enough to know that it takes a bull
thirty seconds to lose his hide and if
you'll believe me when I tell you that
they can skin a bear just as quick on
'change, you won't- have a board of
trade Indian using your pelt for a rug
during the long winter months."
THE Duluth Herald thinks that the
old-fashioned method of voting on bills
by roll call should be changed. It says:
"In the British parliament about a
year ago a report ontthis subject was
presented as the fruit of an inquiry in
France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain,
Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Holland,
Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and the
United States. Our congress proved to
be the one body of its kind that goes
through the unsatisfactory primary
vote by choruses of 'ayes' and 'noes.'
In all foreign parliaments, except the
Dutch and Swedish, the first vote is
what we use for a second, and is taken
by the members standing in their places
till counted. After that, resort is had
to the roll call, or ballot, or some other
means of recording individual judg
ments and reaching a count of unques
tionable accuracy." LJ
REPRESENTATIVE BURNS has intro
duced a' bill in the 'legislature which
provides that Public Examiner John
son shall be obliged to turn into the
State treasury for the benefit of his de
partment, all fees collected by him
from the city of St Paul and from
building and loan associations, amount
ing to upwards of $1,500 annually, in
stead of converting the same to his own
private use. Mr. .Johnson's newspa
per organs (and he seems to have every
newspaper in the twin cities on his
staff) assert that an attempt is being
made to cripple the public examiner's
office. Mr. Johnson receives a salary
of' $3,500 per year, besides all his
traveling expenses are paid by the
State, and for a man who has as much
leisure time at his disposal as Mr.
Johnson it strikes us that $3,500"per
year and expenses is good pay for the
services he renders. In view of the
fact that Mr. Johnson in his report to
the governor (page 16) vigorously con
demns the fee system, why should he
or his newspaper organs take exceptions
to the Burn's bill. Here is what Mr.
Johnson says of the fee system-:
"My experience has taught me that
the 'fee system' as now in vogue for
the remuneration of so many of our
county officials, is ABSOLUTELY AND
UNQUALIFIED LY VICIOUS, and should
be abandoned immediately. Every
county officer should be placed upon a
reasonably liberal salary, and all fees
should be collected and paid into the
county treasury. Their efficiency would
be very largely increased, and all temp
tations toward overcharges or dishon
esty would be removed."
A COPY of the proposed new game
and fish law, S. F. No. 275, has been re
ceived at the UNION office, and from a
hasty perusal of the same we have no
hesitation in pronouncing it-the most
drastic and Obnoxious measure ever
presented^ to a Minnesota legislature.
If that bill is enacted into a law it will
be impossible for any one who is not a
sportsman to legally taste of game in
this State. For instance, if you have a
friend who is a,sportsman and he in the
kindness of his heart should present
you with a brace of prairie chickens,
you are liable to a mininum fine of
$25.00 if a game warden discovers'you
with the chickens in your possession,
unless you have first paid for and ob
tained a hunter's license. It doe's not
seem possible that such a measure will
ever be permitted to disgrace our
statute books. "'M
Twins for John McCool.
The Greenbush division of the Min
nesota Rural Telephone line was kept
hot last Monday and the wires cunning
into the UNION office had to be encased
In ice several times to prevent them
from melting. The trouble was over
the repeated announcement of the fact
that twin boys had been born to John
McCool, and the event was the great
est thing that has struck Greenbush
since the cyclone of last summer. John
says that the' lines of the song, "And
the blow almost killed father" contain
more truth than poetry. After twenty
years' service in public life John, Cin
cinnatus like, retired to his Greenbush
estate to enjoy life and he is certainly
to be congratulated on his great luck
to have two lads to perpetuate the fam
ily name and turn the furrows of. the
McCool fields in years to come. Well
John, here's congratulations, sure.
The high school debating club on
Thursday of next week will debate, the
question, "Resolved, That Washing
ton Was Grater Than Franklin." The
children of the eighth grade have also
become interested in the debates and
have already had one debate. They
will have another on Friday of this
week, and the question is "Resolved,
That Electricity is More Useful to Man
St. Patrick Social.
The Dorcas ladies held a St. Patrick
social and entertainment at G. A. R.
hall last Tuesday evening. The pooi\
condition of the roads and the very dis
agreeable weather was responsible' for
a light attendance, but those present
report a good time. A short program
was rendered ajpd the Shamrock hunt
was a St. Patrick amusement that
amused. Refreshments were served
during the evening. Sincere Gratitude.
"Dear DoctorWhen I began using
your hair medicine three months ago
you assured me that iny hair would not
trouble me much longer. I take pleas
ure in stating that you spoke the truth.
Could you give me the address of a
good wig maker??'Baltimore Ameri
Doctor"Thomas, did Mrs. Popjoy
get the medicine I ordered yesterday?"
I b'leeve so, sir I see all the blinds
down this morning."Ex.
THB|PBINCBTO^ tf^lOW TOTfcfcIiY Ml^OM -lC1903.
Here lies me and my two daughters,
Brought here by drinking seltzer waters.
Had we a' stuck to epsom salts,
We would-not be in these here aults.-?Eix.
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Who 1S not glad
During the wet spell you
4 will need Rubber Foot
wear. W have rubber
boots, rubbers and every
I thing you need in this line
AGENTS FOR. THE
Most Practical Engine on the Market.
A Change of Weather
Change of Garments.
TQ.- garments of spring and summer. It will not be many weeks before the
_f your needs and wish you to call and see our choice line of
and Spring and Summer Stock of
Dress Goods in endless variety*
shirt waist and summer skirt will be comfortable. W have anticipated
Our stock is selected with
great care. Comfortable
footwear is our motto in
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^Ve wish Say to our country patrons that we have just
That we have got a large stock of Farm Implements, Buggies and
Wagons that we are selling at prices that will save you money.
Our Leaders Ares
Bement Farm Wagons.
Bement Steel and wood frame Lever Harrows.
Bement Disc Harrows.
Bement Riding and Walking Weeders.
Bement Riding and Walking Cultivators.
Moline Walking Plows.
Molina Sulky Plows.
Moline Corn Planters.
Van Brunt Drills and Seeders.
We will be glad to have you call and inspect our stock.
I EVENS 'iHARDWARE GO.
HARDWARE, FURNITURE, HARNESS, SASH AND DOORS.
heavy dull garments of winter for the light and pretty
I Summer Hats,
Big stock of spring and
summer hats will arrive
soon. All the latest styles.
Come and see them.
completed a comfortable Rest Room in
connection with our store where the farmer's wife and children will find
"all the comforts of home," and you are always welcome to come in and
make yourself at home whether you wish to trade or not. Our store is
centrally located on main street and you will find it a handy place at
which to stop.
E. B. ANDERSON, Princeton, Minn.
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