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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R.O. DUNN.
raiiM-9i.oo PKR YIAR IN ADVANOE.
l.ts I NOT PAID IN ADVANOK.
FPIO BI FIRST 8T CAST OF OOURTHOU,
0. I. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PR0W5B
There is every indication that Mrs.
Peary would like to scratch Mrs.
Cook's eyes out!
Michigan university will install a
chair of aviation. It will presumably
be placed in a captive balloon.
The confidence chaps have substi
tuted the gold disc for the gold brick
and are reaping a golden harvest in
coin of the realm.
One of Gypsy Smith's subjects in
Chicago recently was "Four-Cent
Christians." The cash had probably
not been coming into the collection
plate in sufficient volume to satisfy
the self-styled evangelist.
The Japanese commercial com
missioners, says a New York paper,
have been making a close study of
the methods of Wall street. There is
one thing we'll bet they didn't get,
and that is much "inside informa-
Next spring the Duluth News-Trib
une Co. will erect a new fire-proof
office building for its own accommo
dation that will excel any newspaper
building in the northwest. The News
Tribune is a paying newspaper prop
erty, and its prosperity is merited,
Missionaries who recently returned
from the east say that Turkey offers
a fruitful field for gospel work.
There is no doubt of it, And Ameri
ca offers a fruitful field for the
pseudo priests from Turkey who work
the people for contributions through
Out the land.
Semi-occasionally there appears in
the Pioneer Press a column of politi
cal dope appropriately hepped
Bubbles on the Political pot.'' The
ingredients Out of which the
"bubbles" are manufactured are
furnished by the hot air and soft spap
factory located in the state capitol.
Through his publicity bureau
Governor Eberhart has served notice
on all aspirants for gubernatorial
honors on the republican side of the
house that, should any one of them
succeed in wresting the nomination
away from him inevitable defeat
awaits that presumptuous individual
at the polls.
It is expected that one of the heavi
est immigration movements in the
history of the United States will take
place this winter as a result of the
prevalence of hard times in many
European countries. The winter is a
bad season for pauperized foreigners
to come to the United States and
many who do so will doubtless find it
a case of "out of the frying pan into
It is real neighborly of the Roseau
Times editor, Mr. R. Bell, to advo
cate the nomination of Hon. G. H.
Mattson, a brother editor in the same
town, by the republicans for state
treasurer. The Times says: "Should
our Mr. Mattson become a candidate
his chances are as good for the nomi
nation as that of any other aspirant
and Roseau county would be highly
honored by his selection."
That staid and conservative news
paper, the Fergus Falls Journal, is
somewhat disgusted with the non-pro
gressive spirit that is manifested by
many of the people of that town.
With its splendid water power, its ex
cellent railroad facilities and the
center of a fine farming country there
is no good reason why Fergus Falls
should not grow and prosper. The
fault must lie with the people.
That Duluth will secure the great
steel plant there now seems no reason
to doubt. The work of construction
will commence, say the nwespapers of
the Zenith city, either this fall or
early in the spring. This gigantic
plant will not only increase the popu
lation of Duluth to a large extent but
will also be of considerable benefit to
the outlying' towns. Verily it looks
now as if Duluth is about to become,
as predicted, the Pittsburg of the
Peary has fired hiB bomb^given out
a statement the aim of which is intend
ed to discredit the assertions of Cook
and to prove him a prevaricator.
This statement does not, in our
opinion, prove anything. It is but a
weak attempt from a jealous rival to
gain honors which in all probability
belong to Cook.
A correspondent writes to the Clear
water Crystal to express his apprecia
tion of the recent county fair held at
Bagley. The exhibit of fruit, grains,
grasses and root crops made by
Clearwater county at the recent state
fair would have done credit to any of
the older counties of the state. Clear
water is one of the youngest counties
of the state and it is peopled with live
business men and progressive
It is not surprising that at this
early date the Grand Army of the
Republic has begun to look around
for a man to succeed S. R. Van Sant.
A dispatch from Washington says
that the G. A. R. posts in that city
unaniomusly indorse Colonel John
McElroy, editor of the National
Tribune, for the office of commander
in-chief at the expiration of the term
for which the "hero of a hundred
battles" was elected.
Some of the daily papers have de
nounced Secretary of State P. C.
Knox because he demanded the im
mediate resignation of Charles R.
Crane, the newly appointed minister
to China. The charge against Mr.
Crane was that he disclosed important
diplomatic matters to a reporter
which obtained publicity through the
press of this country and of Japan.
As Mr. Crane virtually admits this
indiscretion Secretary Knox was
certainly justified in taking such steps
as he did.
Judge Anderson of Indianapolis, in
dismissing the defendants in the so
called Panama libel case, acted in
conformance with common sense and
equity ven though he perhaps
ed a point 6? sd from 3
pretation of the law* He evidently]
considered that the propositida on the
parfcofthl g9vei?hmenfc to drag the
defendants to Washington to be tried,
involving, as it would, great and un
necessary expense to them, was an
outrage, and thus discharged the de
Referring to Gov. Eberhart's non
partisan pronunciamento Sam
Langum, in his Preston Times, enters
a dissenting opinion in these words:
"Perhaps he can cutry opposition
favors in this manner but if he keeps
it up it will not be conducive of re
publican harmony. No doubt we are
old fashioned and orthodox in poli
tics, but we believe in the time tried
method of rewarding a friend rather
than conciliating an enemy at the ex
pense of the friend, and no one
followed this doctrine more closely
than the late governor."
The execution of Professor Ferrer
by the Spanish government was
nothing less than an atrocious murder
and the people have been aroused to
a state of frenzy thereby. Ferrer was
a noted educatora man who sought
to enlighten the people. On trumped
up charges he was condemned to
death, and even the tears of his
daughter, who upon bended knees be
fore the king asked that his life be
spared, proved of no avail. But the
murder of Ferrer will be avenged in
the name of heaven and the throne of
Spain, which is at this very time
tottering, will be overthrown. The
downfall is certain.
Hon. A. N. Dare is a close observer
of men and things, and is quick to
catch the drift of public sentiment. Of
Governor Eberhart he says: "He
has never been noted for agrgessive
ness, rather he won a reputation for
complacency, following lines of least
resistance! in the performance of his
duties. He announces that he will not
use the office he has so unexpectedly
been called to fill to promote his own
personal ambitions, which sound nice
and reads pleasantly, but, unfortu
nately for, the governor, his actions
since becoming governor throw some
suspicion upon his sincreity, as some
of the most shrewd politicians in the
state appear to be guiding his
C, iJTOd MATTY AUCTION SALES.
pays than our own Minn
XO JEALOUSY HERE
If Judge Collins, Ell Torrance and
Bob Dunn could be induced to stand
aside just long enough to let Governor
Eberhart get a good start there might
be some hope for party harmony in
the near future, but with them always
butting in and at the wrong time there
is great danger of reviving the old
feud all along the line.St. Peter
What would the owlish editor of the
Free Press have Bob Dunn doget
off the earth? Bob has EOt interfered
by word or deed in any shape or
manner with Gov. Eberhart, his ap
pointees or proposed appointees,
neither has he attempted to advise
or counsel with his excellency. Mr.
Dunn is perfectly willing that Dar
Reese and Ed. Smith should do the
counseling. He is not a bit jealous
of those two political Warwicks. If
Judge Collins, Ell Torrance and
S. Thomas Johnson are also called
upon to act in an advisory capacity
Mr. Dunn has not the slightest ob-*
^ction to offer? for "in fche multitude
&f counselors there is safety.
Hon. L. C. Spooner of Morris has
announced that he will make a contest
for the republican congressional nom
ination in the Seventh district. Mr.
Spooner is an able man and made an
excellent record in the 1907-9 sessions
of the legislature, but he is tackling a
hard proposition when he goes up
against 'Congressman Volstead.
In Chicago, State's Attorney Way
man is the lion of the hour. He has
proven to the satisfaction of the
fashionable Lakeview Women's club
that Macbeth, and not his wife, was
the villainthat Lady Macbeth
merely worked out her husband's
plans. Wayman is an adroit poli'
tician and when he runs for office
again the women of the swell clubs
will insist that their husbands vote
At a meeting of the Minneapolis real
estate boaid held at the Donaldson
tea rooms in that city last evening
the subject of "Good Roads Within
Our City Limits" was discussed.
Last July the writer accompanied Mr.
Warren Potter in a drive by team
worst stretch of road or street en
countered on the trip was in the vici-
from St. Paul to Aitkin, and the and a method that will be entirely
divorced from political graft and
ST. LOUIS COUNTY WILLISG.
In almost every country newspaper1
that one picks up there are numerous assessable valuation of any county of
announcements of auction sales/ the state, is willing a be taxed for
where farmers are disposing of their the improvement of roads in Rock
farming machinery and live stock, ^and Kittson as well as in Aitkin and
Farmers are leaving their farms pre- Mille Lacs, there is no reason why
sumably with the intention of better- the big counties of Hennepin and
ing their condition elsewhere. This Ramsey should object. The cities of
is not as it should be, and we cannot St. Paul and Minneapolis have more
help thinking that the man who is the to gain from the betterment of the
owner of a fairly productive piece of public highways of the state than Du-
land in Minnesota makes a mistake luth has.
when he disposes of the same under in no uncertain manner, generously
the impression that he can do better indorses the idea of an amendment
in the cities or "out west." In nine to the constitution which will permit
cases out of ten he will be disappoint
ed. The laboring men are the first to and we believe that paper voices the
feel the effects of business depression sentiments of the tax-payers of that
in the cities, and once or twice in county in the subjoined editorial
every decade there are periods of which appeared in its issue of the 16th
stagnation in business. True, we inst.:
have rather severe winters in Minne- "For some time the Princeton
sota, but frost and dry snow is pref- Uni oonr has been promoting a move
erable to slush and mud. Take it
nity of C. A. Smith's lumber yards in farmer, who has heavy loads to haul
North Minneapolis. The approaches and long distance to market, is pri-
to Minneapolis from the north on marily interested in, and what is to
both sides of the Mississippi is a fit his direct benefit is of indirect benefit
subject for discussionand gravel or to everyone else."
crushed rock. Under the constitution as it is the
only fund available is the income de-
Judge Morris released from cus- rived from investments in the internal
tody W. E. Johnson and nine United improvement land fund, and five per
States deputies who were arrested for centum of the proceeds of the sale of
United States land within the state,
legislature is authorized to add to
Judge Morris construes the law to such fund the proceeds of a one-fourth
mean that territory once set apart by of one mill tax on all the taxable
property within the state. It is dis-
mains so until congress by special cretionary with the legislature to levy
enactment decrees otherwise, and that this tax, and no such tax was levied
settlement by white men does not in- at the last session of the legislature,
validate this ruling. Exactly the hence the state highway commission
same conditions apply to Duluth, it will have only a few thousand dol-
is asserted, and the Civil league pro- .lars at its disposal for the next two
poses to ascertain whether the saloons years.
There is only one way in which a
fund can be created of sufficient
raiding saloons in Mahnomen county.
The judge held that the county was which together amount to a
still Indian territory and that the thousand dollars annually
men were simply doing their duty.
in that city cannot be closed under the
law. Is a "dry" Duluth in sightf
If St. Louis county, with the highest
,_ the levy of a mill tax to provide a
all in all there is no state or countrv A ~A U
road fund, which would be appor-
wherebetter intelligent,in diversified farming tioned to the countie,stoof the state
according, we presume their needs
or in equal amounts. Such a tax
would now amount to well over a
"As the total property assessment
of the state increased, this fund would
increase, and in ten years might be,
probably would be, $2,000,000. If
divided equally between the counties,
this tax would give to each of them
now $14,000, while St. Louis county
would contribute to it about $250,*000.
"Yet wo believe St. Louis county
should favor such a law. The bite
that would be returned to it would
amount to little, as it now levies a
road tax of more than $150,000, and
can take care of itself, as can Henne
pin and Ramsey conuties.
"But the contribution of such a
fund, whatever it might be, from this
county would go, it may be said, to
the eighteen counties which are in the
northeastern and central northren
part of the state. These are our
friends and nieghbors.
Such a fund would mean much to
most of them, as under the present
limitations they can levy only from
about $4,000 to $8,000 of a county road
tax. It would build in each one some
ten miles of substantial roadway each
year. It would open each year
thousands of acres of land to immedi
ate se^tlem,entj and bring to tfee
markets a vast volume of new pro
"It would let present settlers reach
the markets with a mere varied prod- ^Q
uct, and all of this would result in yolv
immense behefit to this county. It
would not only bring here a much
greater trade, giving a great impulse I
to business, but it would go far
toward solving that crucial problem
of the cost of living in Duluth and on
It is a well recognized fact that the
greatest need of this city is farm
settlement in all this section. It is
this that makes cities, and is the
basis of their trade and permanent
THERE TS OKLY ONE WAY.
No doubt improved waterways are
necessary and their improvement
would result in great benefit to the
large shipping interests direct and to
the consumer indirectly, sensibly re
marks the Cambridge Independent
Press. "But," it adds, "what we are
mostly interested in as being of direct
benefit to the people is improved high
way. Why not appoint some com
mission in this state that can and
will devise some legal method by
which a fund can be created, judi
ciously handled and honestly expend
ed in the improvement of highways,
magnitude* to accomplish anything of S
importance in the way of road im
provement, and that is by an amend
ment to the constitution which will pro
vide for a general one mill state tax.
Such a tax would produce a revenue
of about $1,200,000 annually, based
upon the present assessed valuation
of the state. With a fund of $1,200,-
000 annually, honestly expended
under intelligent state supervision,
something worth while could be ac
complished each and every year in
the way of permanent road improve
ment. The first step then is to elect
members of the legislature who will
be pledged to vote for the submission
of such an amendment.
Dunn Has Not Met Hamm In Years.
The Northfield News says that R. C.
Dunn of Prineeton went to Billy
Hamm and wanted his support for
governor. Billy, according to the
News, promised to support Dunn for
the republican nomination, but inti
mated that for governor a democrat
was preferred. There was a time when
Joel Heatwole's News was authority
on the political movements of Mr.
Dunnbut not at the present writing.
Mr. Dunn should be given the benefit
of the reasonable doubt, when he is
put in an unreasonable attitude by the
Northfield News.St. Cloud Journal
Mille Lacs County Teachers.
Following is a list of the teachers
in the country schools of Mille Lacs
county with the districts in which
they are engaged. The Princeton and
Milaca schools, Nos, 1 and 13, are
No. 2Beth Martin.
No. 3Ida May Schmidt, Genevieve
Colburn, Josie M. Quigley.
No. 4Grace Sadley,
Cotten, Mae Orton.
No. 5Annie M. Trainor.
No. 6Stanley J. Bigford
No. 7Alma Hermanson
NQ.M F. Griswold,
No. 10Clara W0ld\
No. 11Hannah Swenson, Beatrice
No. 12Edith Johnson, Stella
No. 14Eleanor Bauer, Agnes
Perry, Ragnah Norman, Maybelle
No. 15Clara Trainor.
No. 16Helen Harper, Mazie Mott,
Alvina Bauer, Edith Fanning.
No. 17Blanche Meek.
No. 18Elmslie Krieg, Winifred
That is what the
-Nannie McCormic, Bertha
No. 21Carrie Parsley*
No. 22Minnie Berglin, Clara
No. 23Stella Robinson.
No. 24Eva Hatch.
No. 25Ella Hanson, Nellie Olson.
No. 26Anna T. Barry.
No, 27Marie Goebel, Nellie
No. 28Alvina Pollman.
No. 29Annie Peterson.
No. 30Elmer Wickham.
No. 31Esther Winblad.
No. 32Mary Hiller.
No. 33Bertha Dugan, Kathryn
No. 34Dorothy Sorenson, M.
No. 35Margueiite Foltz.
No. 36Mamie Yotten.
No. 37Mrs. E. T. Colburn,
No. 38Not supplied.
Guy Ewing, County Supt.
Bennie Olson is again working in
Farmers in this part of the countrv
are very busy hauling potatoes.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foster visited
with Henry Uglem and family last
Miss Burke and Miss Uglem took
the train for Princeton Wednesday
A. Homme, S. Wiprud and Oleander
Uglem left on Monday morning to
J. A. Wetter went to Watertown last
Saturday, where he attended the fun
eral of a relative.
Joe Burke came home last Tuesday
night from South Dakota, where he
has been harvesting and threshing.
Clara Evanson of Foreston is at
present clerking at the Uglem Co.'s
store, Miss Gitta Uglem, the former
clerk, having resigned her position.
Disinfecting: School Books
In France physicians have devised
a scheme for disinfecting and clean
ing school books. A machine sucks
the dust from the leaves and auto
matically bathes them in a disin
fectant, and in a great dryer, some
thing like a modern clothes dryer,
such as used in laundries, the books
are dried. When you are dry re
member that you can wet your whistle
with golden grain belt beer. It in
vigorates and should be kept in your
cellar for daily use. Order of your
nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjo
blom Bros., Princeton.
List of letters regaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn.,
October 18, 1909: Charley Jenewien
John Peterson, Matilda Peterson
May Donnelly, Teknatt Vanliger.
Please call for advertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, P. M.
C. H. Bronson of the Osakis Review
has installed a Simplex typesetting
machine. This will enable him to
further improve the excellent paper
which he has for some time issued.
M. E. Kirsch of Crookston, who was
at one time publisher of the Polk
County Journal, died in a Crookston
hospital last week following an opera
tion for the removal of the vermiform
appendix. He was postmaster at
Crookston under the Cleveland ad
ministration and county commission
er of Polk county for ten years. Mr.
Kirsch was 63 years old and is sur
vived by four sons and two daughters.
SSH! SUCCESSOR TO H. GRIMMER. SSH!
(But unlike the first selection lor the secre
taryship the name will not be announced until
tne man has been consulted ana has accepted.)
Soft' Hist' Hush'
With your questions be not flush
Don be one of those who "rush"
Where reporters fear to tread
The capitol groans and squeaks
With the weight of its secret creaks
(Must this keep up for weeks
While names buzz through our headJ)
For the clerkship's fixed at last
Butssh' -not quite so fast
Wait till he's lashed to mast
More "declines"with thanks we dread
Quentm in Minneapolis Tribune.
The Monticello football team will
play the Princetons at the fair
grounds in this village on Saturday
afternoon. Look out for an exciting
The brick building formerly owned
by J. L. Larson & Co., near the
depot, is being remodeled within and
will shortly be occupied by W. H.
Ferrell & Co. as general offices for
the firm. Being on the main
thoroughfare, the building is favor
ably situated for the purpose intend
A. D. McRae, register of deeds of
Redwood county, was here over Sun
day visiting his brother, Dr. D. A.
McRae. He came just in time to help
clean up the ducks which Doc brought
home from Traverse lake. A. D.
McRae is an old newspaper man and
the proprietor of that up-to-date
publication, the Sanborn SentineL
Harry Shoekley, Clarence Hill and
J. E. Chapman were hunting at Mille
Lacs lake this week and bagged 50
ducks and 10 partridges. The ducks
were mostly of the small variety
mallards were scarce, It is said that
the boys Were assisted by Indians, but
whether in hunting or depleting the
commissary department is not stated.
Rev. W. H. Koenig returned on
Friday from Chippewa Falls, Wis.,
where he attended the annual con
ference of the German Methodists
His many friends will be pleased to
learn that he has been assigned to the
Princeton charge for another year.
On his way home Rev. Koenig visited
his mother, brothers, sisters and other
relatives at Le Sueur.
Yesterday six or seven teams were
engaged in hauling crushed rock from
the railroad yards to the Baldwin
road but the rain in the afternoon in
terfered somewhat with the work. By
tomorrow evening it is hoped that th
last of the rock will be hauled and a
top dressing of sand applied. Later
the road willbe widened. At present
the roadway fs too narrow to permit
of teams passing each other freely.
George M. Reynolds, a former
Princetonian, is here shaking hands
With old friends. Mr. Reynolds, who
is now a resident of St. Cloud, left
Princeton in 1885, before there was a
brick building in this village. The
last time he was here was about ten
years ago and he is surprised at the
vast improvements which have been
made. Mr. Reynolds is now interest
ed in mining operations in Colorado*
Dr. D. A. McRae returned on Fri
day from a duck hunt at Traverse
lake and brought back the legal limit.
Doc says there are tens of thousands
of ducks in the territory where he was
hunting and that he had to keep pretty
close count of the birds he dropped
as it was the easiest thing in the world
to shoot more than the Jaw permits.
He also says that he saw a few geese,
but it was impossible to get within
D. O'Connor, ]r., manager of the
Otto Gas Engine Works of Minne
apolis, has been in town since Tues
day, and he is a gentleman whom it is
a pleasure to meet and converse with.
Politically, Mr. O'Connor is a walk
ing encyclopedia. Mr. O'Connor is
accompanied by Mr. Frank Crane, of
Minneapolis and North Dakota, who
owns a piece of good land in Blue Hill
that he wishes to sell or rent. Mr.
Crane is also a pleasant gentleman to
Cashier of the Looted Bank Suicides.
Hansoom, the cashier of the looted
First National Bank of Mineral Point,
Wis., shot himself on Sunday even
ing. At the sight of his lifeless body
his mother-in-law dropped dead.
Hanscom was a brother-in-law of
Allen the vice president of the bank.
Between the two the bank was looted
of over $200,000. The depositors, as=~
usual, will be the chief sufferers.