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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
Published Every Thursday.
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OFFICE: FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE.
a. I. STAPLES,
GEO. F. WRIGHT,
JUSTI CE may sometimes be slow and
tardy, but it travels day and night.
A WRIT ER has said that a second-rate
man can never make a first-rate citizen.
MINNESO TA at the St. Louis world's
fair. Make her shine. There's noth
ing too good for her.
THE fellows who suggest panic
ought to get excursion rates to Salt
creek and take the first train.
KANSAS bank deposits are $3,000,000
above the highest mark ever reached.
"What's the matter with Kansas!"
THE supreme court of the State has
decided that Columbia county, one of
the new counties organized last fall, is
not legally organized and must close up
THE improvement in the mail ser
vice since the radical shakeup has been
very slow, and there is a very wide
margin for improvement yet. Let us
FARME RS are all busy getting ready
for seed time. The farmer is old Atlas
himself. He holds up the world and
takes care of a lot of city relatives
THE X-rays of Circuit Attorney Folk
are burning some of the members of the
Missouri legislature, and even the lieu
tenant governor is close to the dead
line of the law.
THE Bemidji Pioneer came out last
week all home print and will be "at
home" to all its subscribers in the fu
ture. The Pioneer is well abreast of
northern Minnesota journalism.
THE mosquitos and flies are breeders
of pestilence. They may have a mis
sion to perform in the purification
line, but keep them out of houses.
They bring nothing but filth and dis
I is said that Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain has become convinced
since returning from South Africa that
the war was a mistake. He's not the
first fellow who has come to this con
EVE RY spring millions of dollars are
lost to workmen and employers on ac
count of strikesall because of a fail
ure to agree on a schedule of wages.
All interests suffer consequence.
The genius who can prevent strikes
has not appeared on the scene of action
THE arrest of Third Baseman Shae
fer of the St. Paul team at Atlanta
last "ft eek for using abusi\ and insult
ing language because of a decision of
the umpire was well-merited rebuke
and punishment. Such exhibitions
are all too common, and go unpunished
too manj times.
THE Minneapolis Journal is certainly
entitled to a lot of credit for its enter
prise in issuing in supplement form in
Tuesday e\ ening's edition a resume of
the work of the legislature, and a clas
sified list of all the bills passed. The
work was done C. B. Cheney and
was both eomprehensh and complete.
A the recent election in the state
of Kansas the Prohibition party made
greet gams and the \ote favor of
enforcing the Prohibition law was said
to be the most overwhelming the
history of the state. It is said that
only six towns voted in favor of any
liberal policy toward the saloons.
Carrie the news to Mrs. Nation.
A the Jeffersonion banquet at New
York last week Former President
Cleveland said: "In the crowding inci
dents and constantly changing condi
tions of our people's life, new issues
and new subjects of political thought
and action must frequently present
themselves to the test of Democratic
judgment." New issues, did you say,
Grover? Now thafs too bad to tease
Bryan in such a manner.
THE death at Minneapolis last week
of the secretary of the anti-vaccination
league from smallpox of a most \iru
lent form is a body blow to the league
which has been waging such a warfare
on the practice of vaccination. Right
or wrong vaccination has reduced the
ravages of smallpox to a minimum.
The majority rules and it is in favor of
vaccination. Personal liberty is a great
thing and something we all desire as
much of as possible, but the wishes of
a few antis should never outweigh the
desires of the majority.
MERRIAM OF TRADE COyniTIOXS.
The address of "William R. Merriam,
before the St. Paul Credit Men's asso
ciation last Thursday night, on "Pres
ent Business Conditions and Financial
Outlook" touched upon matters of
great interest to the business men, as
well as all classes of people in the coun
try who have the welfare of the coun
try at heart. Mr. Merriam referred to
our unprecedented prosperity and to
the new commercial era of centraliz
ation and combination of capital. He
said that while mindful of the necessity
of corporations with our modern meth
ods of commerce, he desired to dis
tinctly disavow any disposition to un
derestimate the possible evils which
may overshadow the government from
the greed of ownership, or the dangers
that may threaten the public by reason
of the unlimited power that follows the
massing of capital. Reference was
made to the great saving in cost of
production and in transportation by
the great industrial combinations, and
the elimination of ruinous competition.
On the other hand he referred to the
opposition to such an evolution of trade
and commerce, which many branded as
monopoly, and a menace to trade and
society. Mr. Merriam, however, said*
I cannot help coming to the conclu
sion that the concentration in few
hands of so large a number of the in
dustrial concerns throughout the coun
try must have an effect like ballast on
a ship, to steady the situation: that the
evolution which has gone on so con
stantly during the last half dozen years,
by which all sorts of productive insti
tutions have been welded together, has
resulted in placing the management of
these large concerns in the hands of
men of the highest experience and of
great financial strength-
"These aggregations of capital will
prove advantageous to the business in
terests of the country in that they will
be able to adjust business interests to
supply and demand and to changing
conditions, and thus put off or at least
greatly mitigate the era of depression
which has been so common in our coun
"With this evolution and growth,
however, has come "another evolution
which practically obliterates the tra
ditions of centuries, that a man may do
what he chooses with his own." Mr.
Merriam further said: "The conclusion
is irresistable that in the central gov
ernment rests the power to determine
that the individual or corporation tran
sacting any business that is interstate
in its character cannot hold, maintain
or operate any property that results in
injury to the public. Surely such a
contention in effect materially tends to
centralize power in the national gov
Referring to our currency system he
said it was faulty in that it was in
elastic, and thought the next congress
would enact a law permitting the sub
treasuries of the government to place
customs and internal revenue gov
ernment depositories and permit them to
enter the channels of trade under pro
per securities. In conclusion he said:
"There is laid upon you and the men
of this generation who are demoted to
the country, loyal to its hopes and its
inspiration, and who believe in its fu
ture, to so utilize \our talents that the
greed of men, clothed in corporate
form, shall not work evil to the people
of our common countrj."
A the launching of the steamship
"Minnesota" last week, James J. Hill
in the course of his remarks said: "In
railway transportation we lead the
orld. In the United Kingdom it costs
$2.30 to ship a ton of freight 100 miles:
in Germany, $2 in France, $1.75: in
Russia, $1.30, whereas the average for
the United States is only 72 cents. I
hope I may in some manner contribute
to this result. But in steamship trans
portation we are children. To-day any
old tramp steamer of any nation that
spies an American vessel putting into
harbor with a bundle of freight will
shout, 'Drop that bundle!' and imme
diately the bundle drops. With that
great vessel out there riding at anchor
I don't want to be told to drop any bun
ble. Moreover, I now give notice to
all comers that I will not drop it. Once
the American merchant marine was
the envy of nations, and if given liberal
treatment at the hands of the govern
ment our flag shall again be supreme
on the high seas." The "Minnesota"
is the largest vessel ever built in this
countrj. Its length over all is 630 feet,
and has a normal draft of thirty-three
feet. Ih has fifty-two water-tight com
partments and has a dead weight cargo
capacity of 28,000 tons. The boat has
also a capacity for 127 first-class passen
gers, the same number of second-class,
132 third-class, and 1,044 steerage pas
sengers. It is provided with 3,112
berths. The boat has a gross tonnage
displacement of 38,000 tons, and is
the monarch of the Oriental and. Pa
cific carrying trade.
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An umpire is a worker in diamonds.
A good advertisement covers a^ mul
titude of sins.
Stock margins have been a trifle
thumb marked of late.
Many fast males are wrecked while
monkeying with wild oat seeders and
Honesty is the best policy, but many
transactions are made under suspension
of the rules.
Some "limited" express trains are
as limited in accommodations as much
It's too early for crop estimates, but
the chances are there will be enough
to go round.
Mankato has a mayor who weighs
over 400 pounds, and he is not a dead
weight on the city either.
Some men figure so close they cipher
more opportunities to shrink the world's
assets and increase their own.
Lipton has had his new cup chal
lenger, "Shamrock III" insured, but
not against defeat, eh, Sir Tom?
Realty is picking up some on our
streets under the supervision of Street
Commissioner Soule. His whole soul
is in the work.
A lot of boiler inspectors have been
named by the governor. They will
not have anything to do with the
"boiler plate" however.
A plumber in Helena found a buried
treasure of the value of $18,000 under a
house in that city. Of course the mas
ter plumber claimed the wealth.
The world celebrates Adam-Eve day
every day in the year. It was a great
event in the first garden, and has cre
ated no end of disturbance ever since.
The flagship of Admiral Montojo has
been raised out of Manila bay and the
skeletons of eighty sailors were found
in the sunken ship. But for the Maine
affair they might see men yet.
A college bred man has to wait for
the elevator the same as the mendicant
and the millionaire. He can't get in
through a window nor through the
roof. But he has a think machine all
cocked and primed and all be needs is
some one to start it going.
AL L, the flour mills of Minneapolis,
representing a daily output of over
80,000 barrels, shut down on Thursday
of last week owing to what the millers
consider an unjust discrimination be
tween rates on wheat and flour from
Duluth to Buffalo. The point at issue
is one that the millers claim is of ital
importance to the milling interests of
Minneapolis and the entire State for
that matter. The rate on wheat from
Duluth to Buffalo is two cents a bushel
or three and one-third cents a hundred
pounds. The rate on flour between
the same points is nine cents per hun
dred, or as the millers assert a differ
ential of five and two-thirds cents per
hundred in favor of eastern millers.
Wheat can be handled so cheaply
these times and great cargoes can be
loaded and unloaded so rapidly and
with so little expense that steamship
lines can afford to carry the grain
much cheaper than flour, while with
the latter the process of handling is
much slower and greater care is
needed in transportation But on the
other hand it would seem that the rail
roads and steamship lines cannot af
ford to maintain a rate that practically
shuts out the Minnesota millers from
the eastern markets. The northwest
ern millers have been complaining for
some time of what they assert is an un
just discrimination of rates on flour
and wheat, and they have been fight
ing this obstacle in the ocean carrying
trade in the export business. The mills
adopted heroic measures and propose
to find out how much the railroads and
steamship lines care for their business.
No sooner were the mills shut down
than the railroads took up the matter
and with assurances that the roads
will make the rates satisfactory the
mills resumed grinding this week.
Will Try for New Pastor.
There was a business meeting at the
Congregational church last evening to
consider the matter of extending a call
to Rev. James R. Steenson of Eden
Prairie, Minn., who preached here last
Sunday. There were quite a few asso
ciated with the church present, and it
was decided to invite Rev. Steenson to
return for another Sunday and get bet
ter acquainted with the Congregational
folks and the field.
Mr. Steenson is a young man and has
been engaged in church work in Eden
Prairie and Shakopee.
The members of Company will be
gin target practice at the rifle range
THE PBESTCETON TXSTIOIT: JHtTBSDAx, AEBIL 2^ 1903.
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It rains alike on the just and unjust.
The only way to protect yourself is
by having a good umbrella. All sizes
and all kinds.
and misses, gents and boys.
Hosiery and Underwear.
You will not find a more complete stock of spring and summer
hosiery and underwear in the city than we have in stock at the
You will do well to patronize a
store that has a reputation for
pleasing its customers. Our large
and constantly increasing trade
actually insures fresh, iur goods
and our being satisfied with one
small profit insures you the low=
est possible price on that class of
goods. For instance we sell:
Bright, juicy Pigs, per lb 10c
Evaporated Apples, 3 lbs lor 25c
California Peacbes, 3 lbs for 35e
Extra Fancy Peacnes per lb 10c
Fancy Apricots, per lb lOc
California Prunes, 6 lbs for 25c
California Pears 2 lbs for 35c
Cluster Table Raisins, per lb 20c
Cleaned Currants, per lb lOc
Quart bottle Maple Syrup 35c
Fancy Nectarines, per lb lOc
Pure Maple bugar, per lb 15c
Fancy Creamery Brick Cheese (the right
kind) per lb isc
Fancy Queen Olives in bulk, per quart 40c
Fresh, juicy, Navel Oranges per dozen 35c
Whole Wheat Flour, per sack 40c
FRESH MILK AND CREAM DAILY
Our assortment is better than ever, both for ladies
All weights and sizes.
E. B. ANDERSON,
REMEMBER Our rest room is always open I
and you are welcome to make yourself at home. I
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on the shoe question. Don't pay
$5.00 for $3.50 footwear hereafter.
for yourself and the family here
and the balance will be in your
favor. W sell $5 shoes for $3-50.
There is really remarkable value in
our offerings. Our shoes fit have
style and great wearing qualities.
A Shirt Talk.
put on the market,
The season's novelties in shirts embraces some of the
neatest and prettiest designs that the manufacturers ever
We Have bought a Big Stock
of Negligee and Dress Shirts, *AA*AAAA
for this season's trade, and invite the public to call and
look over our stock, which is the most complete we ever
put on our shelves,
the best picks.
The early shoppers will of course get
I Caley Hardware Co.
Wagons an- Farm Trucks,
Disc, Lever and Spring TootK
Harrows, Corn and Potato
Planters, JoKn Deere Plows
and Cultivators, Weeders.
Thompson Buggies and Su nk
A Complete Line of the
Planet Junior Goods.
W carry the largest supply of Agricultural implements
and Farm flachinery of any firm north of the twin cities.
jSale and Livery Barn|
Near West Branch bridge.
Just received a bunch of good, sound and reliable farm
horses that will be sold on easy terms. Remember I keep
for sale at all times a good supply of horses for all pur
poses. See me before purchasing.
My Livery is Complete,
Good nobby rigs and gentle horses can
be found at my barn at all hours.
riy fine black Percheron Stallion will be found at the barn during
the season. Farmers should not fail to see this horse.
You will save money by calling on the undersigned for any thing
in his line.
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A fine lot on hand in *M
pretty shades and col-
ors. Perhaps you will
need a new one this
season. Let us sell
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