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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O. DUNN.
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0. 1. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSE,
Strange, passing strange, the first
jury of women in California could not
agree upon a verdict, no, nor even on
a place to dine.
The obstacles which confronted Dr.
"Wiley having been removed, people
will soon be able to eat without fear
of being poisoned.
A fellow has dramatized the Riche
son tragedy in all its horrible de
tails. Plays of this nature should be
barred from the stage.
An exchange characterizes Mose as
a sycophantic lickspittle. To this
should be added hypocritical back
biter and conscienceless ingrate.
It is said that the pompous Samuel
Van Sant is considering the adoption
of a coat of arms. How would a
polecat rampant do for the design?
A hundred and fifty-two persons
were killed by hunters last year
exactly J50 more than lost their lives
in the siege of Tripoli. War is hell!
China appears to be possessed of as
many generals as Kentucky is of
colonels. The killing of a dozen or
two a day seems to scarcely diminish
the available supply.
"Poison in a Pepper Box would
make a euphonious title for a sensa
tional novel, and the principal
features of the theme could be ex
tracted from facts in the Vermilya
The ten Ohio cities which elected
socialist mayors last week might have
done worse for instance, voted into
office ten brimstone-emitting individu
als of the so-called "progressive"
It was 22 degrees below zero in
"sunny" southern Alberta last Fri
day. This is the "glorious" country
which the landsharks advertise in
their pamphlets as possessing a very
The difference: A snifter from a
joy bottle in the buffet car brings
satisfaction to the thirsty chap while
a swxg from a similar bottle in the
othpr coaches of the train is very
likely to bring a fine or imprison
So long as the good old farmers
down in Maine do not forget how to
transform sorghum into rum there is
small possibility of their running
short of an occasional snifter whether
the state is constitutionally "wet" or
Moses' speech at Pargo failed to
arouse any perceptible enthusiasm.
While he did not, perhaps, vomit as
muoh putrescence as in his usual anti
Taft addresses, his verbose harangue
was impregnated with incongruities
and transparent impossibilities.
Although fighting one another tooth
and nail for jearsin fact they are
engaged warfare on certain ques
tions todayBrother C. F. Mac
donald of the St. Cloud Times is
urging, in flattering editorials, the
candidacy of Alvah Eastman of the
St. Cloud Journal-Press for congress
man-at-large. Mac possesses an ex
A young man named Bennett of
Ludlow, Mass., who had never used a
profane word, smoked or chewed
tobacco, drank liquor or kissed a girl,
was presented with a gold watch upon
his twenty-first birthday last week as
a reward for his good habits. Ben
nett is a model young man all right,
but the girls in his town must be
Congressman Lindbergh has written
a letter to a newspaper writer in
which he makes it clear that he pre
fers to remain in congress rather than
to enter the gubernatorial race but,
he adds, I do not refuse any office
that the people think I can be serving
them." Our progressive friends
should tender Mr. Lindbergh the
United States senatorship.
More than fifteen years ago the
present reviewer sat under a New
England school teacher. She was a
large woman.Chicago Post.
So it appears that even in the days
when discipline was strictly enforced
the pupilpresumably kept in after
schooloccasionally indulged in the
little pleasantry of taking his teacher
upon his lap.
Leaders in the women's state
suffragist movement say that militant
methods will not be employed in their
crusade if it is possible to avoid
them, but it may be necessary to em
ploy them should the "legislature act
badly." This is a fair warning to
those old bald-headed solons upon
whom woman's smiles and cajoleries
fail to make an impression.
Senator Clapp says President Taft
won't do and that the salvation of the
nation depends upon the election of
La Follette as president. Our good
friend, Carl Eastwood of the Heron
Lake News, thinks Senator Clapp's
mutterances are inspired from on
high. To be consistent Carl should
resign his postmastership and come
out squarely for La Follette.
Premier Asquith has announced that
a "manhood suffrage" bill will be in
troduced in the British parliament.
Manhood suffrage means one vote
only for every adult male with the ex
ception of aliens, the insane and other
persons disqualified by law. Under
the present law men maintaining
several residences have the right to
vote in each place. This is certainly
unfair to the poor man.
Among the resolutions passed by
the fire prevention congress last week
we find this: "Resolved, that we do
urge upon the lawmaking body of this
state the great need for instruction to
the young on the matter of fire pre
vention and particularly urge the ad
visability of a course of instruction
upon the subject in all the elementary
schools of this state." This is a very
good suggestionone that should be
put into effect.
Senator Clapp and Congressman
Steenerson have at least one piece of
constructive legislation to their
credit: The bill that made it possible
for pine-grabbers and land sharks to
secure the cream of the White Earth
Indian reservation. Parenthetically,
it may be added that the government
is now attempting to undo in the
courts what was accomplished under
the provisions of the Clapp-Steener
Some time in the future it may be
deemed advisable to limit the repre
sentation in the state legislature of
counties in which large cities are lo
cated, but at present there is no
necessity for imposing any limitation
whatever on any county's representa
tion in that body. The "seven sena
tors" bill ought to be overwhelmingly
defeated at the polls. The motives
that prompted the enactment and sub
mission of such a measure were to
delay a just reapportionment of the
legislative districts of the state.
In an interview with reference to the
proposed candidacy of ex-President
Northrop for congressman-at-large,
ex-Judge L. W. Collins is quoted as
"It strikes me very favorably. It
is a first rate idea if the politicians
can only be led to see it. That is the
only trouble. I should like to see
such an honor given to a man like
It never occurred to the little politi
cal judge that one of his former most
ardent and influential supporters, Al
vah Eastman, had also received
favorable mention for the position.
Having been compelled to pay a
heavy fine for smuggling jewelry into
this country, Nathan Allen, mil
lionaire lumberman of Kenosha, Wis.,
has taken offense at the government
and expatriated himself to Europe.
Should millionaire Allen engage in
the smuggling business in Europe and
get caught at it he will find that he
stands a poor show of again expatri
ating himself, at least until his jail
term is served. European courts are
not nearly so lenient with smugglers
as are those of America. Ofttimes a
jail sentence is tacked on to a heavy
"If it is in my judgment necessary
to call a special session of the legis
lature to protect the'rights of the
people I will assuredly take that
These words were uttered by Gov
ernor Johnson in 1907 when a demand
was made for a special session of the
legislature to appropriate money for
the attorney general to prosecute the
railroads. But Governor Johnson
did not call the session. Governor
Eberhart is taking exactly the same
stand. He does not consider that a
special session is necessary to protect
the rights of the people. And his
conclusion is logical.
That Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst's
addresses in this country will do the
woman suffrage movement more harm
than good is clearly apparent, and
why our mild-mannered suffragettes
seek the assistance of such a rabid
agitator is beyond conjecture. Her
method of campaigning cannot be ac
curately designated as otherwise than
violent, lawless and anarchistic. She
defends her English colleagues in
their brick throwing and window
smashing procedure upon the grounds
that it was justifiable under the cir
cumstances. Emma Goldman, the
notorious anarchist, incites to riot on
no greater scale that does she.
A peculiar action has been brought
by Fred Hawkins of Excelsior against
the Lauritzen Malt company of Min
neapolis, and the damages asked ag
gregate $26,026. In the summer of
1910 Hawkins was convicted of selling
intoxicating liquor in a "dry" town
Excelsiorand served a term in the
workhouse for the offense. He now
claims that this liquor, known as
"malt," was guaranteed by the
Lauritzen company to be non-intoxi
cating. The prime question involved
is whether the guarantee makes the
company liable in case of the convic
tion of one of the company's cus
tomers. It seems to us that it should.
The United States circuit court of
the district of New York has dealt
very kindly with the tobacco trust.
It gave the combine permission to
draw up its own plans of reorganiza
tion and now, after suggesting a *few
slight modifications, it has accepted
them. In addition the court presented
the trust with a nice little bouquet in
the shape of an assertion that it be
lieved the plans to be fair and did
not for a moment question the honesty
of their authors. The trust will now
proceed to split itself into 29 com
panies and to pursue the uneven tenor
of its way under the provisions of a
"gentlemen's agreement" carried out
It was a trifle ungrateful of Wu
Ting Fang, after being twice honored
by the Chinese government with an
ambassadorial portfolio to the United
States, to go over GO the revolution
aries. It was this ambassadorship,
however, that probably decided him
to take such a step. Being one of the
most intelligent men of the Flowery
Kingdom Wu naturally learned all
he could about our form of govern
ment and, upon comparing it with
that of his own country, came to the
conclusion that the Chinese system
was all wrong. Hence, believing that
his country would be benefited by a
republican form of government, he
joined the revolutionaries. And,
from the present outlook, the revolu
tionaries will win the day and the
Manchu dynasty be overthrown.
While the Union does not believe
it possible to secure an equitable re
apportionment even if an extra ses
sion of the legislature should be con
vened, we do believe that at the next
regular session of the legislature a re
apportionment, fair to every section
of the state can be had. In this con
nection the political editor of the St.
Paul Dispatch remarks:
"The leaders in both parties are
puzzled over the attitude to be taken
on reapportionment. It is highly
likely both parties will go on record
as favoring a reapportionment, but
leave the kind of a reapportionment
There is only one way to reappor
tion the state and that is on the basis
of population as provided by section
2, article 4 of the constitution. No
political party can afford to ignore
and disregard the fundamental law of
THE PBIKCETON UNION: THtJBSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1911.
JUST A FEW "SPUDS."
Princeton is not much of a potato
market. Only 22 regular buyers and
25 warehouses with a storage capacity
of 500,000 bushels here. Some days
quite a few potatoes are hauled in by
the farmers50,000 bushels or there
abouts. Probably 1,100,000 bushels
will be shipped out of here this season
that's not a great many. Yield:
O, anywhere from 250 to 500 bushels
per acrenot very prolific. Prices:
not very goodfrom 50 cents to $1.00
per bushel. Other towns make quite a
fuss over a few hundred thousand
bushels of spuds, but we are modest
people here in Princeton and do not
make any ado over ten or eleven
hundred thousand bushels of Irish
Dr. Cryus Northrop, ex-president of
the state university, thanks his friends
who have mentioned him as a candi
date for congressman-at-large and
also for governor, but declines to be
a candidate for any political office in
these words: I am very greatly
obliged to all the friends who have
given me advice on the subject of my
being a candidate for congressman
at-large or for governor, and I thank
them all, whether their advice has
been for or against my being a candi
date: but I have decided the matter,
and shall not be a candidate for
So the harvester trust has been
ordered to discontinue business in the
state of Missouri and fined $50,000 be
sides for violation of the Sherman
law. The supreme court of Missouri
has issued a writ of ouster and the
octopus will have to vamoose. This
should teach the rapacious combine a
lesson, but it will not.
OPINIONS OF EDITORS!
Merely an Average Man.
Sam Gordon is a mighty good fel
low personally but he isn't the
wonder some of his admirers try to
make him out.Eden Valley Journal.
Korgan Has Pre-empted It
Thomas A. Edison, who has been
visiting abroad, on his return says:
"Give me America." But he is a
trifle late in his request.Little Falls
Curumlus the Favorite In Todd.
It is our candid opinion of the three,
Taft, La Follette or Cummins for the
presidency, Cummins has the lead of
the three in this neck of the woods.
Todd County Argus.
More Power to Ed's Ear.
All the people who have investi
gated the matter seem to want a
special session of the legislature. But
the Honorable E. E. Smith seems to
be deaf in the ear next to the people.
Cambridge North Star.
Brazen Faces, Sister''
It is said that hammered brass will
be popular this winter for Christmas
Dresents. We have seen brass that
deserved hammering but happened
not to have a hammer handy at the
time of seeing it.Little Falls Tran
4* $- -S
Not Worth tlie Money
Someone has figured out that it
costs the state about $7,000 to gradu
ate a student from the university.
Judging from the appearance of some
of the students, the $7,000 might be
better spent eslewhere.Cambridge
j .j. &.
A Vexatious Innovation
Here's a dance that may become
popular, but maybe it won't. It is
the no-clasp waltz. At the beginning
of the music the partners touch finger
tips lightly and then separate, danc
ing apart around the ball room "in
perfect time."News and Comment,
Duluth News Tribune.
Your Whisperer is a Liar
The state sanatorium is starving
for want of maintenance, and some
one whispers to us that our old friend
Bob Dunn was one of the representa
tives that opposed a sufficient appro
priation for the state sanatorium for
consumptives. Come, cough up, Bob,
is that so?Walker Pilot.
Not Urged by His True Friends.
Cyrus Northrop has rounded out a
career which has been as successful,
as honorable and as satisfactory as it
is possible for a career to be, and the
proposition to have him tarnish such
a career in his old age by running for
congressman-at-large is most ill ad
vised and it does not come from his
sincere friends. Whether it is a plan
to give Hennepin county an extra con
gressman or simply to help along the
political fortunes of a certain set of
men we cannot, say but it is hoped
that the president emeritus of the
state univeristy will have the good
judgment not to take the hook but
continue to enjoy the peace, quiet,
contentment and love with which a
busy and fruitful life has rewarded
him.Fergus Falls Journal.
Seven Senators Bill Indefensible.
It is a nota ble fact that, from any
angle you approach it, the "seven
senator" bill looms up as a piece of
rank injustice. That is only natural,
since it was conceived in a spirit of
pure selfishness by individual sena
tors who wanted an excuse for
hanging to their jobs two years more.
Fire Away, Colonel
Any person who reads Colonel
Neff's editorials in his paper, the
Lake Crystal Union, would naturally
believe that the colonel is a regular
man-eater and a cross, crabbed old
individual. Nothing of the kind.
The colonel is one of those big-hearted
fellows for whom nothing is too good.
He occasionally takes a crack at us,
but we always enjoy the old sinner's
rakings. You may fire any time you
are ready, Neff.Winnebago Enter
Defeat Preferable to Dishonor
Party defeat is not to be dreaded as
much as party dishonor. It would be
much better for the republican party
to be defeated next year on a platform
of sound principles than to win on a
platform catering to every whim of
hair-brained, self-styled reformers.
Defeat with honor is more to be de
sired than victory with dishonor. If
the country has to be ruled to satisfy
the vagaries of visionaries, let that
class of people have the credit of it.
Slay ton Gazette.
Hard to Please Demagogues.
Two years ago Gov. Hughes of New
York was the idol of the so-called
progressives. They did not want him
appointed to the supreme bench, for
they wanted him for president. Now,
because he does not ignore the law
and render his decision according to
the views of the rabble, they want the
privilege of using the recall on him.
Those fellows can progress back
wards, forwards, sideways, or any
other old way, without any apparent
sense or reason.Slayton Gazette.
Has the Brains and Ability.
Many of the newspaper boys are
saying complimentary things of Al
vah Eastman, editor of the St. Cloud
Journal-Press, who is receiving con
siderable mention in the press as an
available candidate for the republican
nomination for congressman-at-large.
Alvah is good congressional timber,
and possesses the brains and the
ability to creditably represent the
great state of Minnesota in the na
tional house of representatives. He's
a No. 1 man for the job all right, and
we hope that he'll get by the slate
makers and land the nomination.
Digging His Own bra\e.
United States Senator Moses E.
Clapp is oft his political reservation.
He has wandered from the ancient
land of the Sioux and the Chippewas
down into Ohio, where he is inciting
the Taft republicans to desert their
leader and join the forces of the bel
ligerent progressive republicans.
Last Saturday Moses proclaimed
himself a woman suftragist. He is a
spiritualist, a christian scientist, a re
publican progressist and a woman
suffragist. We fear be is getting too
many irons in the fire and that some
of them will suffer as a consequence.
If he devotes much time to expounding
the various isms he professes he must
neglect his official duties. Moses, be
ware of the day when the recall be
comes a lav.Faribaul Pilot.
Let Adopt the Amendment First
R. C. Dunn is entirely right when
he protests against too far-reaching
attempts in building of roads under
the El well act on the ground that the
propercy assessment feature of this
law is likely to arouse vigorous op
position to it by many of those taxed,
which opposition is likely to express
itself against the adoption of the one
mill road tax amendment in the next
general election. Wisdom suggests
that every effort should be centered
at this time upon ratification of this
beneficent amendment, because after
all no comprehensive improvement of
roads will be possible until there is
money in the state road and bridge
fund for carrying out the provisions
of the road laws, and the way where
by to secure this money has been pre
pared by Mr. Dunn, and now is the
time for every advocate of good roads
to sustain him in his efforts.Roseau
Clerk of Court King issued the fol
lowing marriage licenses during the
November 13Richard W. Borst of
Martin county, Minn., and Beatrice
I. West of Milaca.
November 13Engvald Eli and
Carolina Christina Jackson, both of
During Year IQIO $303,582.80 Was
Paid the Farmers of mile Lacs
County for Butterfat.
This Does Not Include the Qiendorado
Creamery, Which is Located
on the County Line.
The creamery industry is in its in
fancy in Mille Lacs county. Within
two or three years, when the north
end of the county is more thickly
settled, it is safe to assume that the
output will be more than double what
it was for 1910. The figures given be
low are furnished by the state dairy
department and do not include the
output of the Glendorado creamery,
which is located just across the line
in Benton county, the major share of
whose patrons are residents of Mille
Lacs county. The figures for 1911
will show a large increase over those
of 1910 will probably exceed $400,000.
A decade hence, when the agricultural
resources of the county are more fully
developed, Mille Lacs will rank as
one of the banner creamery counties
of the state. The figures show a
gratifying increase each year since
Number lbs of Amount paid patrons
Year butter made for butter fat
1908 810,167 $284 463 00
1909 1,074 882 252 947 4b
1910 1,202 803 io3 583 8S
There are nine creameries in Mille
Lacs county6 co-operative and 3 in
dependent. In 1910 these creameries
had 1,105 patrons cows, 8,506: whole
milk furnished, 79,794 pounds cream,
3,585,575 pounds butter fat, 1,009,712.
Percentage of overrun, 19.15. Average
price paid for butter fat per pound, 30
cents. Total amount paid for butter
fat in 1910, $303,582.88.
Press dispatches .convey the new
that many people lost their lives in
Sunday's storm which raged through
out the middle west and that damage
to buildings, farms and shipping ag
gregated a couple of mililon dollars.
Over a dozen persons were killed in
Wisconsin towns near the Illinois
border, the fatalities all occurring in
the wreckage of buildings demolished
by a tornado-like wind. The storm
cut a swath about a quarter of a mile
wide over twenty miles of Wisconsin
almost sweeping that strip clean of
all buildings Three deaths are re
ported from Chicago, one from Grand
Forks, N. D., and one from Rush
City, Minn. Although the storm ex
tended over many states Wisconsin
appears to have suffered the most.
Increase the Creamery Output
The Cambridge Independent-Press
calls attention to the fact that in 1908
the seven creameries in Isanti county
paid the farmers for butterfat $108,-
345.13, in 1909 $124,068.97 and in 1910
$160,023.32. The Independent-Press is
right when it says the above is rather
a poor showing for Isanti county.
One creamery in Milaca alone pays
out as much as all the creameries of
Isanti county. While potatoes is the
staple crop of Isacti county and
generally a good paying crop, the
Independent-Press wisely advises the
farmers of Isanti to increase the
Grain, Corn and Poultry Fxnoaltion
The central Minnesota poultry,
grain and corn exposition will be held
at Cokato from November 30 to De
cember 11, 1911, and there is a
promising outlook that it will eclipse
everything ever attempted in this line.
The finest of poultry, grain and corn
will be on exhibition. Attend and
see the great improvements which
have been made. Grain entries free
and open to 50 Minnesota counties.
A prize of $50 will be awarded for the
best 10 ears of corn. Write, inclosing
stamp, for 50-page premium list to J.
W. Beckman, secretary, Cokato.
Federal Court Jurors
The following left on Monday for
Fergus Falls to serve as jurors in
federal court: Petit jurorsHenry
Newbert, Charles King, William
Neely, Sidney Jesmer, Princeton
James McKenzie, Spencer Brook: J.
A. Smith, Zimmerman. Grand juror
C. O. Moore, Princeton. As a
number of Indian cases will come be
fore the court it is expected that the
term will extend over a period of at
least six weeks.
Apples, Apples, Apples.
Am almost giving them away in rear
of Neely's harness shop. Have got
to clean these out as I have another
car coming. Good cooking and eat
ing apples at $2.50 per barrel. I also
sell by the bushel. Geo. Neely.
I have established a barber shop in
the basement of the Princeton State
bank and cordially invite the public
to come and gee me. Everything new.
47-2tc Carl Ness, Proprietor.
Hides and Furs Bought.
I will begin buying hides and furs
on Saturday, November 18, at my old
stand, north of Byers' store. Minne
apolis prices will be paid.
46-tfc A. E. Hayes.