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MIOIl FIRST 8T EA*T OF OOUHTHOUS II
O. I. STAPLES,
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The fact that the Bank of England
has raised its discount rate to 5 per
cent has no terrors for the average
So far Peary has produced no
evidence to prove that Dr. Cook did
not reach the earth's nortnern axis
or that he (Peary) did.
The "Patronize Your Home Mer
chant" stories in the country papers
have become so moldy that the busi
ness men who are success!ully com
peting with the catalogue houses by
means of judicious advertising give
them the laugh.
"Dad" Tuttle of the Belview Inde
pendent would like to be able to tell
even a small part of what Joel P.
Heatwole knows of state politics.
Undoubtedly Joel could an interesting
tale unfold, and there are others who
could furnish several racy chapters.
In the springtime Professor Dyche
proposes to climb to the summit of
MouDt McKinley to prove that Dr.
Cook accomplished that feat. It is
now in order for some one to volun
teer a trip to the pole for a similar
purpose. But how would that
A particularly nauseating para
graph is going the rounds of the
country press advising subscribers
how to proceed in case they should
decide to stop their paper. Such
tommyrot as this is sufficient to make
any self-respecting reader hurry to the
print shop and do that very thing, and
to emphasize the proceeding with an
I regard the outlook for home
rule as very favorable," says T. P.
O'Connor, member of parliament
for Liverpool, who is now in this
country. Mr. O'Connor is one of
John Redmond's chief lieutenants
and an energetic and untiring fighter
for home rule. For years he has been
in the thick of the fray battling to
obtain liberty for his native land.
There is a probability that Arch
bishop Ireland will be appointed to a
cardinalate at either the consistory
to be held by the pope in December or
in the spring of 1910. Nothing would
please the people of Minnesota more
than to see the red hat bestowed upon
Archbishop Ireland. He is a man
generally beloved and respected by
Minnesotans regardless of the reli
gious faith to which they adhere.
We have speed regulation ordi
nances in this country for automobiles
but the trouble is they do not regulate
they area farce, pure and simple.
About the only effective way in
which the speed of motor cars could
be regulated would be to pass a law
making it a penitentiary offense for
manufacturers to turn out a machine
which could possibly be coaxed into a
faster clip than eight miles an hour
No wonder there is such determined
effort made by the various political
parties to obtain control of New
York's municipal government
Whichsoever party wins will direct
the expenditure of $185,000,000 a
year, the city's annual budget, besides
engineering the letting of many big
contracts The opportunities for
graft in the operation of New York
city's great municipal machine are
Why do so many children wear
spectacles at the present time? This
question is often asked and an opinion
is therefore not out of place. This
opinion (our opinion) is that too
many parents rush off to an optician
merely because their child's eyes
water, are inflamed from a cold, or for
other trivial reasons. The optician
immediately proceeds to fit glasses
you can't blame him, for that is his
businessand thus a child is covtf
pelled to wear spectacles whether they
are necessary or not. Once adopted,
spectacles are difficult to discard.
The wearing of spectacles by children
has reached a point where it can be
properly classed as a habita perni
cious habit at that.
Sir Charles Wilson, president of the
Grand Trunk railway, says there is a
scarcity of railroad laborers in
British Columbia. Then why does he
not import a shipload from London,
where there are thousands of poor
fellows on the brink of starvation who
would jump at a chance to work at
During the month of August 8,024
persons emigrated to Canada from
the United States, a large number of
them taking up claims in that country.
It appears that the principal reason
for this exodus is that the Canadian
government offers better inducements
to homeseekers than does the United
States. And then again, Canada
does an enormous amount of advertis
ing and maintains immigration agents
in many countries.
The time will come when the work
ing classes of Great Britain will no
longer tolerate the rascally nobility
who are sapping their very life blood
and reducing many of them to the
verge of starvation. Britons are
slow to anger but they will not endure
the present conditions forever. There
is bound to be an uprising sooner or
later, and when it does come the
soldiers will co-operate with the com
mon people in driving from their
castles the titled libertines, in kicking
the scorbutic so-called royal family
from its palaces and in proclaiming
Commenting on the remarks of a
Minneapolis divine, that he would
rather see twenty-five saloons in a
town than one pool room, and that
if boys were kept in the house from
supper till bed time all would be well,
Bro. Olson of the Red Wing Free
Press sarcastically says, as for
keeping boys of 18 years or over at
home from supper till bed time, let
him who has such boys of his own try
it, and it will not be long before he
finds that he has no boys to keep at
home. Mr. Olson is right. Young
men will not remain at home long if
they are not permitted to indulge in
innocent amusements occasionally.
A Chicago judge recently vindicat
ed a school teacher who was arrested
for applying a rubber hose to the
person of an unruly pupil upon the
grounds that he considered the treat
ment humane. In the good old days
when we attended school a rubber
hose would have been hailed with
delightconsidered a soft snap. At
that time the old man (schoolmaster)
would sneak up to a pupil, hammer
him over the head with a book and
drag him forth into the middle of the
room, where he would apply a tickler
in the shape of a cane to the palms of
the pupil's hands. And that cane
would raise welts a quarter of an inch
A prominent official of the depart
ment of agriculture is quoted as
saying that the present high prices of
meats are in a measure due to the
inspection systemthat under this
system great quantities are condemned
as unfit for human food and the
packers in consequence have to
charge more. This seems to us a very
lame reason. In the first place, all
live stock is inspected by expert
veterinarians before the packers pur
chase it. Then, why should large
quantities of meat be condemned?
The story will not hold water. The
principal reason for high meat prices
is the greed of the beef trust, which
demands larger profits.
sioner mends which
G. Capers, former commis
of internal rovenue, recom
that congress enact a law
shall provide that a direct
bounty be paid to persons who use
denatured alcohol for industrial pur
posesa specified sum per gallon.
In the face of the cheap competition of
petroleum products, he says, de
natured alcohol will never be gener
ally used in this country unless the
cost of production is materially
diminished or a bounty provided for.
As the government department of
agriculture, following numerous ex
periments, declares that denatured al
cohol cannot be produced at the price
for which petroleum may be pur
chased, it seems to us that this should
settle the matter. We cannot see how
any benefit could result to the country
at large from such proposition as that
advanced by Mr. Capers,
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The state has received royalties
amounting to several thousand dol
lars for iron ore taken frorti, the
"Sliver" minel Impossible! Was
it not heralded through the length-and
breadth of the state in 1904 that Mabel
Evans had secured that property and
the state would never receive a dollar
from it? Yet it is a fact that' the
state has already received royalties
from that mine amounting to nearly
$5,000. and the state will receive 25
cents per ton for each and every ton
of ore that may be taken from the
mine in the future, and 25 cents per
ton is all the state would receive no
matter who held the contract. But
the dastardly liars of 1904 convinced
thousands of voters that Bob Dunn
robbed the state when he issued a
prospecting lease, good for one year
only, to Mabel Evans covering this
fraction in the "Sliver" township near
Virginia. Not a pound of ore could
be mined or removed under the pros
pecting lease issued by Dunn. The
50-year contract, which gave permis
sion to mine and remove the ore upon
payment to the state of a royalty of
25 cents per ton, was issued by
Auditor Iverson. It was that con
tract, and not the prospecting lease,
issued by Dunn, that was attempted
to be cancelled in a suit brought by
Attorney General Young. But the
district and supreme court sustained
the validity of the contract in every
particular. In 1904 it was claimed
that there were millions of tons of
high grade ore covered by the Evans
contract. Now the millions have
dwindled to 250,000 tons. But wheth
er the mine contains 250,000 or
250,000,000 tons the state will receive
25 cents for each and every ton, and
25 cents per ton is all the state could
receive in any event.
Had it not been for the initiatory
steps taken by Dunn in having the
"Sliver" tract in question certified to
the state as swamp land, Pearl Smith*,
a West Superior speculator, would
have become the fee owner of the
land. Through Dunn's initiative the
land was saved to the state, and the
state will be enriched to the extent of
seventy or eighty thousand dollars.
But Dunn's zeal in behalf of the state
cost him the governorship in 1904 and
the eternal enmity of Pearl Smith anU
his hireling editors.
NOT 4.N APT COMPARISON.
An exchange quotes a prominent
business man of the town in which it
is published as likening Gov. Eber
hart to Roosevelt. By accident one
was promoted to the governship and
the other to the presidency, and
Roosevelt was chosen to succeed him
self, hence this prominent business
man referred to reasons that Gov.
Eberharc should be given the nomi
nation by acclamation. It is not an
apt comparison. Roosevelt hard a
reputation for doing things long be
fore he became vice presidentas a
legislator, as a member of the civil
service commission, as police com
missioner of New York city, as as
sistant secretary of the navy, as a
volunteer in the Spanish-American
imbroglio, and also as an author of
no mean repute. Chester A. Arthur,
who as vice president succeeded Gar
field in 1881, was not nominated by
the republicans in 1884. Mr. Arthur
was a nice sociable gentleman but he
was completely dominated by Conk
lin and other designing New York
politicians, and his name was not
mentioned in the republican national
convention of 1884. Gov. Eberhart
would size up better when compared
with Arthur rather than with the
strenuous uncontrollable Roosevelt.
At that great institution of learning,
the Northwestern university, the fresh
men were recently put -'through a
spelling test and that test proved a
deplorable inefficiency. Many of the
students fell down on the spelling of
the most simple words. But the
Northwestern university is not the
only scholastic institution where
such conditions prevailbad spelling
among pupils throughout the country
is the rule rather than the exception.
Not only spelling, but the art of
writing is also fast deteriorating.
A go-as-you-please system in each
instance appears to have found'its
way into the schools and the result* is
that the average pupil writes a hand
that is abominable and spells "any
r* THE MBRSHON PZAN. j*$
The Mershon plan of canals and
waterways for Minnesota is vividly
depicted in the Pioneer Press of the
24th inst., in a well written article by
Mr. C. R. Barns of that paper's
staff. The article is accompanied by
a map of the state showing the routes
of the several proposed canals and
waterways. Mr. Barns estimates
that water power to the extent of 500,-
000 horse power could be developed in
connection with the canals and water
ways that immense areas of swamp
land would be drained and reclaimed
and that floods on the Red, Minne
sota and other rivers would be pre
vented. But the greatest benefit to be
derived would be in cheaper trans
portation facilities for freight. The
cost Mr. Barns estimates anywhere
from $25,000,000 to $50,000,000.
The system of waterways so glow
ingly set forth is a grand and com
prehensive one, and if successfully
carried out would undoubtedly result
in great benefit to sections of the state.
But it is hardly probably that Mr.
Barns' dreams will be realized in the
near future. Even if a survey by a
board of competent engineers demon
strated the practicability of the
scheme it is extremely doubtful if the
people of the state would ever change
their constitution to saddle an enor
mous debt upon themselves for the
development of a system of waterways
that could not be utilized for more
than five or six months In the year.
Of far more importance to the
people of the state is the matter of
bettering the condition of the public
highways. Permanent improvement
of the roads is a live issue today in
every township of the sta,te. The
question of good roads will not down
it completely overshadows any and
all other issues. When a system of
good permanent public roads has
been established in every county of
the state then, and not till then, will
other public improvements of a gen
eral nature be given serious consider
ation. But good roads must come
It is very evident that in the cam
paign next year the anti-saloon league
will ndt repeat the blunders committed
in 1908. Commenting on the re
organization of the league the
Breckenridge Telegram crowds a
great deal of truth into these two
"If the league sends out men of
mature judgment instead of the half
baked kids who formerly misrepre
sented that society they will accom
plish much more. No self respecting
voter is going to stand for a lot of
school boys who come into a county
and make up a political slate and try
to enforce its adoption."
In the 60th district a vicious fight
was made against Hon. R. J. Wells
by the anti-saloon people. The Tele
gram espoused the cause of Mr. Wells
and he was elected. He deserved to
be re-elected for he had made for him
self a good record in previous ses
sions of the legislature. By exercis
ing a little diplomacy the anti-saloon
people might have had an able
champion in Mr. Wells, and the fight
that was made against him was ill
advised. Intelligent, self-respecting
people can always be reasoned with
but they cannot be driven. The anti
saloon league is learning wisdom.
A number of eminent surgeons,
chemists, physicists and other pro
fessional men of New York have com
bined for the purpose of establishing
a radium institute. They propose to
obtain a pound of the precious metal
$2,700,000 worthand to engage in
a work of philanthropy by treating,
free of charge, patients suffering from
cancer and kindred diseases. They
are firmly of the opinion that the ap
plication of rays from radium,
properly used, will in many instances
cure cancer. Let us hope that the
project attains success.
The world's'oldest homesteader is
probably Zachariah Pittman, who re
cently sold his claim near Rapid City,
S. D., and is going to Sterling, 111.,
to raise spring chickens for the mar
ket. Zach is no spring chicken him
self, however.* He has reached the
good old age of 101 years but is said
to be as spry as a cricket. What we
admire about Zach is that he does
not attribute his age and agility to
the use of Duffy's malt whiskey
buttermilk is his old stand by.
Our namesake at Lake Crystal has
concluded a piano contest where sev
eral hundred thousand votes were
cast. The object was to increase the
circulation of the Union. We hope
the result came up to Bro. Neff's ex
As a citizen of Mille Lacs county
we are proud of the clean, bright and
well-edited lake newspapersthe
Onamia Lake Breeze and the Wahkon
Enterprise. Both of these papers will
compare favorably with the best of
the country press. The Lake Breeze
especially has made rapid strides for
ward since it has had the local field
all to itself. If the lake region is not
well advertised it will not be the fault
of the two local newspapers.
Cash paid for ginseng
Jack's drug store.
Ladies' new coats, ]ust received at
A. E. Allen & Co. 's.
Bring your ginseng root to Jack's
drug store and get cash for it.
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Grow of
Beach, N. are here on a visit.
Indoor rifle shooting will commence
at the armory some time next month.
If your farm is for sale, list it with
Robt. H. King and he will find you a
Singer Sewing machines are adver
tised by A. W. Martin in this number
of the Union.
W. C. Doane of Milaca is doing
some fine work coaching the Prince
ton football team.
G. G. Shaker of Princeton drew No.
1247 in the government land drawing
at Aberdeen, S. D.
The Dorcas society will be enter
tained by Mrs. W. H. Ferrell next
Bill Neely says he drew No. 9,999 in
the government land lottery and that
Bill Miller drew No. 9,998.
L. G. Prescott has an ad in this
issue calling attention to his stock of
watches, jewelry, etc. Read it.
Mrs. G. H. Gottwerth is visiting
relatives in Minneapolis. She left
for that city yesterday morning.
Rev. Father Levings went to Min
neapolis on yesterday morning's
train and returned in the evening.
August Thoma shipped two carloads
of cattle to South St. Paul this week
and will ship two carloads next week.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
Methodist church will meet with Mrs.
Claire Neumann on Wednesday after
Both ladies' and men's garments
cleaned, pressed and repaired at rea
sonable prices at Kopp & Bartholo
Lost, between Brickton and Prince
ton, a gold bracelet. Finder please
leave at Roller Mill Feed store for
Suits to order, by E. V. Price from
$20 to $30, as you want them.
Measurements taken by Kopp & Bar
A postal sent to R. I. Hawkins,
Milaca, will bring information re
garding furs and hides. Have you
ever sold to him. Try him once.
Father Levings was called on Sun
day night to the bedside of Mrs. Ed.
Kienitz at Bradford who is seriously
ill from the effects of blood poison
Bruno Zimmerman, who has been
working in J. C. Herdhska's jewelry
score for a couple of weeks, left for
Minneapolis on Tuesday to look up a
For two weeks, commencing Mon
day, November 1, we will sell wall
papers at one-third off in order to
make room for new stock. Jack's
Forty-two tubs of butter were manu
factured by the Princteon Co-opera
tive creamery for the week ending
Monday and thirty-six were shipped
to New York.
The Union gives everybddy a
square deal. It is the oldest and best
Mille Lacs county paper. Subscrip
tion price $1.00 per year. Subscribe
for and read it.
Mrs. A. J. Johnson of Duluth re
turned home Tuesday after a pleasant
vsiit at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. A.
N. Holm in Wyanett and Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Holm in Princeton.
Mrs. L. G. Prescott has opened a
five and ten cent store in a part of
the room occupied by her husband's
jewelry establishment and nas on hand
a new stock of toys and other articles.
She invites the public to call.
W. J. Eynon, who conducts general
stores at Onamia and Cove, has pur
chased the entire stock of general
merchandise carried by J. W. Mc
Clure. Mr. McClure will hereafter
confine his attention to his sawmill
and lumbering interests.
The Black Hawk Mercantile Co. J1-
which is daily receiving new winter
goods,.has an ad on page 6 of this
Ira G. Stanley came back on Mon
day*from Illinois and Iowa, where he
had been on business for M. S. Ruth
erford & Co.
On Market daySaturday nextI
will give a discount of 10 per cent on
all ladies' coats and furs. The best
assortment in town to select from.
P. L. Road strom.
M. M. Stroeter came home from
Little Falls and the country sur
rounding on Monday evening. Dur
ing his trip he purchased something
like 10,000 bushels of potatoes.
There was a very good attendance
at the Swedish Lutheran church bas
ket social, which was given by the
Ladies' Aid society last evening, and
a very enjoyable time was passed.
For sale, a No. 50-A Garland coal
stove. Has been used only three
months. Will sell at a big discount
as I have no use for it. For particu
lars call at California Fruit, Store.
Editor Roe G. Chase of the Anoka
Herald, Earl Brown and J. A. De
Laittre of Minneapolis passed through
here Sunday in an automobile on
their way home from Mille Lacs lake.
Today and tomorrow the teachers of
the Princeton public schools will at
tend the convention of the State
Educational association in St. Paul.
The schools have been closed to per
mit of their attendance.
The usual Sunday services will be
held at the Methodist church on Octo
ber 31. A large chorus, under the
leadership of Mrs. C. A. Caley, has
been organized and will sing for the
first time on Sunday morning.
A fire on Thursday night of last
week destroyed the dwelling house of
Samuel Farrington, on the north side,
and all of its contents. An insurance
of $600 was carried in J. J. Skahen's
agency. The origin of the fire is un
Revival meetings will be heid on
Sunday at 7:30 in the Baldwin school
house, district 10, and also upon every
evening during the week. Rev. Maes,
evangelist for the American Sunday
School union, will conduct the ser
vices. All are welcome.
Editor MacKenzie of the Lake
Breeze came down from Onamia with
Andrew Sjoblom in his road machine
yesterday and went back on the train.
Mrs. MacKenzie, who had been visit
ing in Minneapolis, returned to
Onamia on the same train.
Bring in your big loads of potatoes
on Saturday and compete for the
prizes offered by the Market Day com
mitteefour prizes of five dollars
each for the biggest loads and an
additional five dollar award by
George Rice for the best load.
A. E. Allen & Co.'s ad occupies the
back page of the Union this week.
It tells of a special market day sale
for Saturday next, October 30, and
enumerates a long list of bargains in
every line carried by a first-class
mercantile house. Allen & Co. is a
square-dealing firm and it will doubt
less pay shoppers to read the ad and
look over the goods advertised.
C. W. Taylor is hauling lumber for
a new barn.
J. Clitty of Becker was up this way
last week buying cattle.
Rev. Tracy will preach at the Blue
Hill church next Sunday at 2:30 p. m.
Whitney & Dunton have been hulling
clover for Tom Belair the past week.
Henry Mohaupt and family have
gone to Duluth, where they will make
C. J. Johnson has returned from
North Dakota, where he has been en
gaged in threshing.
A little babe of a family residing
on the old McCool place in Green
bush died last Monday and was
buried in the Blue Hill cemetery on
Abe Spence and wife of Minne
apolis, accompanied by Mr. Johnson,
are visiting at John South's and
Messrs. Spence and Johnson are
having the time of their life shooting
Ephraim Yeager of Milaca has re
turned to his home after spending a
week visiting his sister, Mrs. J. R.
Hull, brother, Ezra, and his many
friends. He succeeded in securing
several ducks and other game.
Gust Miller is working for Lennie
O. B. Chalstrom has commenced to
work on the road that runs north.
Gust Kuhrke was a visitor at the
home of Miss Anna Balfanz Sunday.
Wm. Zahnow and Miss Mary Rieber
spent Sunday afternoon at the home
of Miss Til lie Emme.
Fred Kuhrke, Wm. Jbpp and Wm.
and Tillie Peterson were callers at H.
Dalchow's Sunday evening.
Misses Tillie Emme, Mary Rieber,
Wm. Zahnow, Gust Miller, Osnar
Nagle, Emma and H. Kuhrke spent
Sunday evening at J. Dalchow's.