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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O. DUNN.
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Q. I. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSE,
Progressive legislation is not neces
sarily brought about by the efforts of
so-called "progressive'* legislators.
Greater London's population, ac
coridng to the latest census returns,
is 7,252,963, compared with 6,581,402
in 1901. Greater New York will have
to go some to catch up with this show
If Hon. Albert Pfaender of New
Ulm is nominated for governor by the
democrats next year the republican
candidate will have to go some. This
is not a predictionit is a statement
A Philadelphia doctor says that
"everybody should practice daily the
healthful exercise of yawning."
There are men in this country to
whom it is unnecessary for the doctor
to give this advicethe congressmen.
A pure food inspector down east
has discovered that large quantities
of "cod" liver oil are extracted from
the shovel-nosed shark. That should
make no difference, however, so long
as the oil possesses the pleasing
aroma and delicious taste of that
squeezed from the codfish!
Spirit Lake, Iowa, would also like
to build President Taft a summer
white house. If Mr. Taft hankers
after a secluded place amid nature's
primeval picturesqueness for his sum
mer home we would recommend to him
Spirit island, Mille Lacs lake. He
could use part of the island to build
his mansion and have plenty of ma
Montana has at last awakened to
the necessity of building better high
ways, and to that end will hold a
good roads congress to devise means
for carrying out its purpose. By de
grees all the states in the union will
follow the example set by Minnesota
and eventuallyit will take a num
ber of years to accomplish of course
this country will have as good roads
An item in the daily papers tells us
of a St. Paul boy of 14, named Nick
Thill, who had been an inmate of the
reform school at Red Wing and had
been out on parole requesting to be
returned to the school, as he had been
treated so well there he preferred it to
his own home. It is a safe bet Nick
Thill will not be called to the witness
stand by Superintendent Whittier's
Diaz has resigned and Francisco
Leon de la Barra, the Mexican foreign
minister and former ambassador at
Washington, has been installed as
provisional president of Mexico to
serve until such time as a general
election may be held. It is to be
hoped that permanent peace is now
restored, but it is impossible for any
one to tell when another revolution
may take form. Revolutions in
Mexico are like cyclones in Kansas.
So far as gathering in the shekels
is concerned the good old country
parson, who prays long and often
that we may find salvation, is not in
it with Billy Sunday, the itinerant
ranter who uses billingsgate from the
pulpit and tells his hearers that hades
is their portion unless they follow his
instructions. Sunday has just cleaned
up over $15,000 for six weeks' spout
ing at Toledo, Ohio. For this sum
the good old country parson would
have to labor about 30 years.
Harold Knutson announces in the
last issue of the Foley Independent
that he has sold that paper to E. Ny
man, one of his office force. From
the time Bro. Knutson took hold of
the Independent that paper com
menced to improve and it has con
tinued that improvement until it can
be classed among the leading country
papers of the state. Mr. Knutson is
a versatile writer, an agreeable gen
tleman, and a live wire in the news
paper field. Wheresoever he may go
or in whatsoever venture he may en
gage he is bound to make good.
William J. Bryan scores the su
preme court decision in the Standard
Oil case and declares that it is a vic
tory for the trusts. He says that the
interpretation of the Sherman law by
the supreme court wherein it divides
the trusts into two classesgood and
badis an insult to the men who
framed and passed the law, and that
such interpretation will open up to
the combines many new avenues of
escape. To a man up a tree Mr.
Bryan's declaration does not appear
to be far wrong.
Heretics are in evidence to a large
extent this year and, like wild mus
tard, it is necessary that they be
weeded out. Down at Atlantic City
the Presbyterian general assembly
brought three ministers before it and
charged them with the heinous offense
of heresy, raked them over the coals
and ignominiously fired one from the
church. The others were apparently
forgiven at first, but another charge
was later brought against them.
This should be a lesson to ministers
who are inclined to doubt the dogma
tic creeds of their churches.
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey was
in St. Paul last week and was pro
nounced by the distinguished gentle
man who runs the executive office
when Mr. Eberhart is "not to home"
to resemble in many respects the late
Governor Johnson. Great men of the
democratic persuasion, including Fred
B. Lynch and T. D. O'Brien, also
mentioned the resemblance, and de
clared that they saw no reason why
Wilson would not be a fitting person
to run for president on the demo
cratic ticket. And that settles it
Wilson will be the candidate!
In refusing to pardon Charles W.
Morse and John R. Walsh, bankers,
or to exercise any sort of executive
clemency in these cases, President
Taft did exactly what public senti
ment called for. These two men were
convicted and sentenced to the peni
tentiary for violation of the national
banking laws, such violation consist
ing of appropriating to themselves the
money of persons who entrusted it in
good faith to their safe keeping.
They should be shown less leniency
than a thief who breaks into a man's
store and rifles his cash box.
One P. V. Collins, who went down
to Washington as spokesman for a
delegation of Minnesota "farmers" to
oppose the reciprocity agreement,
was subjected to a well-deserved grill
ing by the senate committee. It seems
that Collins was instrumental in
getting this delegation of "farmers"
together, and placed himself at its
head so that he might go to Washing
ton and parade his self-importance
he was anxious to get into the lime
light. But when the senate committee
discovered that there was not a farm
er in the delegation it gave the up
start a roasting he will not soon for
The Illinois legislature has passed
a bill prohibiting the publication of
details of criminal events under pen
alty of fine and imprisonment, and
the newspaper publishers of that state
have petitioned Governor Deneen to
veto it for the reason that it would de
prive the public of much important
information. Had the newspapers of
Illinoisespecially the yellow abomi
nations of Chicagoheretofore con
fined themselves to facts in reporting
criminal occurrences the law would
not have been necessaryit was the
sensational coloring of such matters
that decided Mr. Church to introduce
the measure, and it is a good piece of
Chicago is seemingly afraid that fet
some future time it may be invaded
by a fleet of airshipsthat enemies
from foreign parts may cross Lake
Michigan and swoop down upon it or
drop dynamite bombs into its midst
from the clouds. Hence it has asked
the government to pull off an aero
plane sham battle near the lake shore
so that it may gather information re
garding the operation of flying ma
chines under such conditions and
make preparations for building an
aerial navy of defense. 'Tis toJaugh.
If Chicago is destroyed it will not be
through the medium of airshipsit is
more likely to be wiped out by the
Lord in the manner in -which, ha. de
stroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
A, NOBLE MAX GONE.
Fom the telegraph columns of one of
the daily papers we learn that J.
Stone passed from earth at the resi
dence of his daughter in Pine City
last Sunday morning. Mr. Stone was
one of the pioneers of Pine City and
for many years conducted a well kept
hotel at that place later he married
Mrs. Franklin Lee and renqoved to
Rush City, and together they made the
Post the leading newspaper of Chisa
go county. He served his country in
one of Maine's fighting regiments in
the sixties. He was a plain, un
assuming, everyday sort of a man who
valued his friends and would go to
any length to serve them. To know
John F. Stone intimately was to love
Last evening's papers tell of a gi
gantic railroad deal by which the
Great Northern will sever its rela
tions with the Northern Pacific and
absorb the entire Burlington system,
and that the Great Northern has is
sued $600,000,000 bonds to consummate
the deal. It is also asserted that the
Northern Pacific and the Chicago &
Northwestern have closed a traffic ar
rangement whereby trains will run
direct from Chicago to the coast over
the two systems.
Associate Justice Harlan has filed,
in the supreme court of the United
States, a lengthy and vigorous opin
ion setting forth his dissenting views
in the Standard Oil decision. While
he agrees with the majority in finding
the Standard Oil company guilty and
ordering its dissolution, he condemns
in the strongest terms the "judicial
usurpation of the legislative func
tion" by reading into the law the
word "unreasonable." He scores the
other eight members of the bench for
"interfering with the people, the
source of all legislative power," and
sets forth his belief that the majority
opinion, instead of benefiting busi
ness, will result in much litigation,
the injurious effects of which will be
felt for many years. While, we pre
sume, the United States supreme court
is vested with power to read a word
into a law or to eliminate one if it
sees fit, we are inclined to believe, as
does Justice Harlan, that such pro
ceeding establishes a bad precedent,
and that such tinkering was never in
tended by the legislatures which frame
the measures for the court's guidance.
Why have any laws if thev can be
twisted out of shape to suit the fancy
of the supreme court?
One, at Least. Grateful.
Mrs. Lelah M. Sanders, secretary
of the Ladies' G. A. R. Home Board,
under date of the 25th ult., writes to
thank the publisher of the Union for
assistance rendered in securing the
passage of a bill making a small ap
propriation for the maintenance of
the cottage homes at Anoka. Mrs.
Sanders modestly adds: "We have
worked in such a quiet, unpretentious
manner that few people realize the
good we are accomplishing at such a
very low cost per capita, as compared
with other state institutions, but we
appreciate very deeply the help given
us by you." It was a pleasure to
help, even in a small way, such a
worthy cause, and it is gratifying to
know that one's services are appre
ciated by such worthy, patriotic
women as those composing the Ladies'
G. A. R. Home Board.
Tobacco Trust Declared Illegal.
On Monday the supreme court of
the United States handed down a
decision holding that the so-called
"tobacco trust," consisting of the
American Tobacco company and its
allied corporations, is operating in
violation of the Sherman anti-trust
law, and ordered that it be dissolved.
By the decision an opportunity is
given the trust to disintegrate and
re-create a condition of transacting
business not repugnant to law. The
decision is considered a sweeping
victory for the government.
The entire court agreed that the
tobacco combination violated the
Sherman anti-trust law, but Associate
Justice Harlan dissented from the
repeated interpretation of the Sher
an anti-trust law so as to call for the
application of the "rule of reason"
in determining what restraints of
trade were forbidden by the act. In
this respect the division of the court
was the same as in the Standard Oil
Are as good as the best. He makes
a business of photographing family
groups at their homes. Old people
and babies a specialty. Stock, build
ings, etc. Send a post card to box 34
or call on me over Mark's store and
I will be with you.
E. L. Clement,
23-tfc Princeton, Minn.
THE PRINCETON XTSlGNz' THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1911.
The more a man tries to prove that
he isn't a fool the more he proves that
he is.West St. Paul Times.
Ye Gods, What a Becord
Loganport, Indiana, has a woman
twenty-nine years old, who has been
married six times, and has secured
five divorces, and is out after the
sixth. She says she is going to keep
trying matrimony until she finds the
ideal husband. Number seven will be
a brave man. Think of having to go
up against the record of six living
men in the husband line.St. Cloud
A Babbling Bedlamite
Preacher Belden of the Austin
Transcript still continues to croak.
He would now put Eddy, Bede, Bob
Dunn, Tawney and a lot of other good
men into a sack and "extinguish"
them. We always knew that Belden
was vindictive to a degree, but had
not thought that he harbored murder
in his heart. Belden should throw
aside his priestly as well as his edi
torial robes and don the garb of an
archy. He is getting dangerous.
Admits One Good Law Was Enacted.
A man has been sentenced in Fergus
Falls to pay a fine of $50 or to spend
sixty days in jail on a charge of hav
ing been intoxicated on a railway
train. The case is one of the first to
be brought under a law enacted at the
last session of the legislature. That
law is one of the few good ones placed
upon the books last winter, and it is
to be hoped the Fergus Falls ruling
is an indication that it is not to be
permitted to become a dead letter.
St. Paul Dispatch.
Bailroads Will Get the Worst of It.
The restoration of passenger rates
to three cents per mile will mean a lot
of things to the railroads besides
added receipts. It will mean, first of
all, a falling off in travel. It will
next mean the arousing of a hostile
public sentiment, increased taxation
of railroad property by means of
larger gross earnings taxes or other
wise also the more general construc
tion of electric lines to supersede the
steam railroads wherever possible.
Red Wing Free Press.
he Other Fellows Were Bad.
The strangest part of the proceed
ings since the late lamented legisla
tive session is that each and every
paper in the state is full of praise for
the member representing his district.
Taking the body as a whole, according
to the individual write-ups, the last
legislature must have been a holy
bunch and did just precisely what was
right. Why so much kicking over the
legislature as a whole when each and
every one of the body singly was such
a saint is hard to digest.Ely Miner.
Samuel McClure Dead.
Samuel McClure, the well-known
lumberman, died at midnight Monday
at the city hospital in Stillwater, fol
lowing an operation for strangulated
hernia a week ago. Mr. McClure was
75 years of age and for more than
half a century was prominent as a
logger and manufacturer. He was the
active member of the Foley-Bean
Lumber company which operated in
this county for eight or ten years.
He was a square-dealing man and en
joyed the confidence and respect of all
who knew him.
Mrs. Martin Leach Dead.
Mrs. Martin Leach died this morn
ing at 2 o'clock, death having re
sulted from consumption, from which
she had been a sufferer for a number
of years. She was about 69 years of
The funeral will be held from the
home on' Saturday afternoon at 2
OPINIONS OF EDITORS I
Has Schurman Been Experimenting?
Is a False Prophet
Old Pease of the Anoka Union
never made a prophecy in his life that
proved true.St. Paul Sentinel.
Try the Jelly Fish
The Kansas City gentleman who
has conceived the idea of a crowless
rooster will have our thanks if he will
now devote his energies to producing
a boneless fish.Bemidji Pioneer.
Not a Bed Cent.
An editor at Cass Lake called a
lawyer a "shysyter" and "pettifog
ger" and was assessed $3,000 by the
district court and upheld in the su
preme court. Wonder how much the
editor would have secured in damages
if he had been the party aggrieved?
Little Falls Transcript. Political Plot?
If some of the people who are
yelling themselves hoarse about Supt.
Whittier of the Red Wing training
school had charge of the incorrigibles
that Whittier has to manage they
would consider spanking a very tame
punishment. All this furore about
the Red Wing man seems to be part of
a political plot.Perham Enterprise.
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warrior David, a man who was after
God's own heart? Yes, alas, and the
pages of history teem with examples
of heroes who conquered cities and
subjugated nations but who suc
cumbed miserably to their own pas
sions. But not only is the struggle
wtih the heart the conquest of self,
an arduous undertaking it is a
struggle of long duration.
Stoissel, that gallant defender of
Port Arthur, was praised the world
over because of his long and glorious
defense of that stronghold. But his
struggle fades to insignificance when
we read of that long and bloody thirty
years' war. The war against passion
lasts an entire lifetime. It begins
with the attainment of the use of
reason and ends only with death. It
blighted the life of the boy Absalom
when his prospects of a long and use
ful life were about to open. It
dragged to perdition from the very
company of Jesus the apostle Judas
in life's prime, and in the winter of a
long and brilliant career, when his
gray hairs should have been the evi
dences of self victory it brought
Israel's wisest monarch, Solomon, to
miserable destruction. It is man's re
lentless foe and will dog our steps
from the moment we enter life's arena
till we are pushed out again through
the portals of death. "Every man,"
says St. James, is tempted, being
drawn away by his own concupiscence
and allures." We may also judge the
excellence of a victory by the reward
which is attached to it. The reward
of self victory surpasseth all things.
What is this reward, so great and
glorious? Is it a crown of gold and
silver and precious stones? No, such
a crown is perishable. Is it a
triumphant arch erected to perpetuate
our memory or is it a monument in
the hall of fame? It is Infinitely more
than all this. St. Peter tells us that
when the Prince of Pastors shall ap
pear you shall receive a never fading
crown of glory, and St. Paul reminds
us that "eye hath not seen nor ear
heard, neither hath it entered the
heart of man to conceive, what things
God hath prepared for him. "And it
is an everlasting reward. The reward
of earthly victory is often of short
duration. It is grounded on the sen
timent of the heart. But the heart is
fickle, indeed. Passion and prejudice
sway it at will. Like the ther
mometer, it rises or falls in propor
tion to the fervor or coldness of
human esteem. A few years ago the
great George Dewey was the idol of
the American heart. An arch of
triumph was erected to grace his
glorious homecoming and a beautiful
home was prepared and presented to
him. But the cement was scarcely
dry between the stones of his
triumphant arch when a fickle-hearted
people had turned from him in cold
ness and scorn.
Not so the reward of self victory.
It is called the crown of life for the
very reason that it will never be
taken from us. "Blessed is the man
that endureth temptation, for when he
hath been proved he shall receive the
crown of life, which God hath
promised to them that love Him."
"Be thou faithful unto death and I
shall give thee the crown of life."
How great and amiable will the self
conqueror appear before God since
He who rewards us according to our
deeds will give so great and lasting a
Brethren, is not such a victory
worthy of our best endeavors? Un
doubtedly it is. Then bear in mind
that to gain it two things are neces
sarydivine grace and our own co
operation. Without grace you can do
nothing towards gaining it. And, on
the contrary, without our own co
operation grace is useless. The
sword is useless without the hand to
wield it. So, too, is grace without
our own hearty co-operation and our
free will without the aid of divine
grace to direct and strengthen it.
Hence, we should endeavor to obtain
this necessity by praying for it:
"Ask and it shall be given you."
"All things whatsoever you ask in
prayer, believing, you shall receive."
We ought to pray with confidence in
cessantly, often during the day when
we can drop into the chair and
whisper an aspiration to Jesus in the
Tabernacle, but especially during the
holy sacrifice of the mss. For by
invoking the name of God in this con
flict with self heavenly assistance will
be given us. Secondly, we should
strive to obtain this necessary help
when we receive holy communion by
doing so with all possible prepara
tion. In this heavenly banquet the
very author of grace comes to us and
confers the grace we stand in need of.
Since, then, grace is necessary for
self victory, make every effort to ob
tain it. Grace, I say, is one of the
elements of success: the other element
is co-operation. We must also make
Our co-operation with divine grace
comprises two duties, to-wit, watch
fulness and resistance. Be on your
guard. A soldier who is not watchful
will soon be taken unawares. 'Twas
when Col. Wall and his Hessian sol-
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diers were celebrating Christmas in
wine and song that Washington
crossed the Deleware and fell upon
them unexpectedly, routing them com
pletely and breaking the backbone of
English rule in America. In like
manner, when the French soldiers
were deep in sleep DeWolf led his en
tire army one by one up the steep
ascent that led to the city of Quebec,
and in the morning, to the dismay of
the French, his army was drawn up
on Abraham plains in battle array.
So a christian soldier who will not
guard himself will be surprised by
sin and concupiscence.
So was it in the case of Judas sin
bound him slowly but surely, and his
hour of realization came too late.
The enemy had entered the fortifica
tions of his heart and he gave up the
battle in despair. So was it with
Peter, who in a moment of over-con
fidence was humbled to the very dust
by a quick onslaught. And so also
will it be with us if we should begin to
grow careless. "Watch ye, therefore,
that ye enter not into temptation,"
says Christ, and Proverbs echo the
self same warning: "With all watch
fulness keep thy heart." "Let him
that thinks himself to stand take heed
lest he fall," says St. Paul to the
Corinthians, and to the Thessalonians
he said, "Therefore let us not sleep
but let us watch." Watch your eyes,
your ears, your tongue, your
thoughts, your desires, your passions.
Watch the whole man and keep him
under subjection. And also resist.
It were vain to watch, to note the ap
proach of our enemy if, when he
rushes upon us, we raise not an arm
in defense. Resist, therefore. Fight
every inch of the ground. "Follow
not the desire of thy heart, go not
after thy lusts, but turn away from
thy own will." Let not sin reign in
your mortal body so as to obey the
lusts thereof. Resist, therefore, every
temptation, cut short the uncharitable
conversation, bow down the disobe
dient will, humble the proud and vain
emotion and crush out the impure
spark. If you act in this way you
will be justified in saying at the hour
of death, in the words of St. Paul:
I have fought thte good fight I have
finished my course I have kept the
faith. For the rest there is laid up
for me a crown of justice, which the
Lord, the just judge, will render to
me at that day."
A petition will be presented to the
village council this evening request
ing that a special election be held for
the purpose of voting bonds to fund
the floating indebtedness of the vil
lage. The amount of bonds proposed
to be issued is $15,000. A less
amount, probably $10,000, might be
all that would be necessary, as $6,000
was levied last year and will be paid
into the village treasury this year.
The matter should be thoroughly con
sidered, and if a bond issue of $10,000
is sufficient so much the better. It
may be the best policy to fund the
floating indebtedness, but it should be
the aim of all to keep the bonded in
debtedness as low as possible, for the
bonds must eventually be paid.
Commission Fixes Water Bate.
The village commission met in spe
cial session last evening and, after
due consideration, fixed the minimum
water rate at $6 per annum. The
rates of eight different towns were ob
tained, the minimum of which ranged
from $4 to $9 per year, and the com
mission decided that $6 would be a
fair rate for Princetonthe meter
rates to remain as at present.
Commissioner Whitney and Elec
trician Randall were appointed a com
mittee, upon motion of Commissioner
Brysou, to ascertain the number of
electric light poles and erossarms
needed in the village and the prices
at which they may be obtained.
A Lawn Fete
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Caley's ninth
wedding anniversary was celebrated
last evening by the Anniversary club
and the celebration partook of the
nature of a lawn fete. The Caley
lawn was ablaze with electric lights
and dancing was enjoyed in an im
provised pavilion. Refreshments
were served in a booth erected on the
grounds. There were about 50 club
members present and the festivities
lasted until after midnight.
Miss Tarbox to be Married.
On June 14 Miss Helen Faye Tar
box is to be married to Mr. Stuart
Elmer Howe at the residence of her
parents, Dr. and Mrs. O. C. Tarbox,
atOneonta, N. Y., and will be "a
home" after August 1 at 3047 West
38th Ave., Denver, Col. Miss Tarbox
is a native of Princeton and the
friends of her childhood, as well as
those of her respected parents, wish
her a married life of unalloyed hap
Pike Fry for El Lake
An agent of the game and fish com
mission placed 100,000 pike fry in Elk
Jake on Tuesday evening. Some time
ago Mr. H. B. Pratt, proprietor of
the summer resort at the lake, re
quested R. C. Dunn to make applica
tion for the fry and his request was
complied with. Elk lake is famous
for its pike and bass fishing, but it is
good policy to replenish the stock of
game fish occasionally.