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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
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THOS. H. PROWSB,
It passes our comprehension why
country editors are so gullible
as to take seriously the political dope
that is dished up occasionally in the
Twin City dailies.
Paul A. Ewert wants to be assistant
attorney general of the United States.
general, state or national, nowadays.
Many are of the opinion that Lori
mer will not get out of the woods so
easily as did "Uncle Ike." May be
not, but it is almost safe to wager that
he will not be thrown out of the
Lynn Haines gives Holmberg a
lean bill of health and says he is one
of the most dependable men in the
house.Sauk Rapids Sentinel.
Mr. Holmberg does not stand in
need of a "clean bill" from a con
A revolution has started in the state
of Tabasco, says a press dispatch,
and it is growing hotter and hotter.
It will have to attain an enormous
heat intensity before it approaches
that of the sauce named after the
The facetious compositor on a
North Dakota paper who inserted a
"k" in place of an "h" in the name
of Mayor Shunk would doubtless
have considered it a greater joke had
he been able to attach the smell which
is associated with the word.
A heading in a daily reads, "Taft
Runs to See a Fire." There's a ques
tion in our mind whether he did or
not. His ability to run for the presi
dency is admitted, but to run to a fire
is an entirely different proposition
for a man of Mr. Taft's avoirdupois
Being half an inch too short in
stature to enter tne United States
navy, Frank Mussehl of St. Paul
hammered his head until he. raised a
protuberance which brought him up
to the required height. It is a pity a
young man so resourceful should
waste his time in the navy.
One would never know from perus
ing the columns of the Todd County
Argus that a highly respected citizen
of -Long Prairie was a prominent can
didate for the republican guberna
torial nomination. The Argus might
do worse than accord that same can
didate its valuable support.
Henry Watterson has come to the
conclusion that Woodrow Wilson is
not the proper man for the demo
cratic party to indorse for presi
dential candidate and has consequent
ly deserted him. Watterson has
analyzed Wilson and found him to be Tu the crowd
a schoolmaster "instead of a states
man. Mr. Watterson's support means
much to a man who seeks to be presi
dent and Wilson will find this out
In Clarence Willard,
actor now in Minneapolis, the medical
profession has discovered a man of
remarkable and puzzling physical
structure. Willard can, at will and
without any apparent effort or dis
comfort, increase or diminish his
height to the extent of four inches
particularly handy man to have
the house, especially when there are
pictures to be hung or stovepipes to
be put up.
a New York
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Over in Russia they throw men into tion to the socialist party. The ad op-
prison for writing poetry while in this tion of such a resolution would not
country people continue to grind out only have been an injustice to the in-
doggerel with impunity and inflict it dividual members of the organiza-
upon a suffering public
The verbose Mr. Clapp absolutely
refused to address a banqueting party
down at Baltimore because the com
mittee of arrangements did not see its
way clear to give him 90 minutes in
which to make a 20-minute speech.
This shows that there is no truth in
the story that Clapp's gas supply is
The United Mine Workers of Amer
ica acted wisely, at its convention in
Indianapolis, in refusing to adopt a
resolution commititng the organiza-
tion, but unconstitutional.
Anything answers for an attorney government service" was a re
general or an assistant attorney
The president's message to congress
on "economy and efficiency in the
ma rkable document showing how
millions of dollars could be saved
yearly by following the suggestions
therein containedit is a document
that the lawmakers should read,
mark, learn and inwardly digest.
Through courtesy of the Duluth
News Tribune and Miss Mary Mc
Fadden, its special feature genius, the
Union is enabled to this week print
an illustrated poem entitled, "The
Call of the Northland," which is well
worthy of space in any publication.
It is true to nature and possesses a
charm which appeals to those who
know poetry when they see it. The
News Tribune and Miss McFadden
will please accept the Union's
sincere thanks for their kindness.
The question of whether the states
can enact pure food legislation now
that congress has passed an act
covering the matter is up to the
United States supreme court for de
cision. Last week the constitutionali
ty of the Indiana pure food act of 1907
was arguedas a test casebefore
the tribunal. The attorneys of M. W.
Savage of Minnesota attacked the law
on general principles. Savage is a
stock food manufacturer and we pre
sume that a pure food law is a pretty
hard proposition for him to comply
Alderman Scott of Duluth believes
he has hit upon a plan which would
keep boys and girls off the streets
o'nights. He introduced a resolution
before the city council providing that
when children under 16 years of age
are found on the streets after 9 o'clock
in the winter and 9:30 in the summer
the parents shall be arrested and
either fined or sent to jail. A pro
vision of this kind places the re
sponsibility, in the majority of cases,
just where it belongs, and should THE HERALD WILL DO IT.
have the desired effect. In nine cases
out of ten it is the fault of the parents
preaching the gospel seems to draw
away from the spellbinder
who is preaching Minnesota." As!
tion show in the exhibit car. Had he
so done the other fellow
lost his audience.
it teaches a bad lesson.
of resourcefulness, it surprises us that f
Encouraged by a bounty of one cent
a head, the small boys of Michigan
are waging war against the sparrows
killing them by means of guns,
traps and poison. Howsoever unde
sirable the sparrow may brea pickpockets of various nationalities that he did not really hanker after __- truo one anotner
with its fried fish shops, bird stores, to serve as a delegate to the repub-
fakers' stands, etc., knows well lican national convention
enough that this is true. Israelites
humanitarian point of view,t to Seven Dials of London or on Bridge that it was thrust upon him by admir- i plan every dollar expended would do
MaD tourists iD fri
creates a desire in the youth to take visit Petticoat laned but they ar-e Mr Lorimer, however, which'elusions
^HE IfrBIKCETOK XTyiOKr^THTTBSDAY, JANUARY 25^912.
NO SMALL jTOB.
People in Washington and Anoka
counties are unnecessarily exercised
because the county surveyor of Ram
sey county wants slices of their terri
tory. It is no small job to detach
territory from one county and attach
the same to another. It is beyond the
power of the legislature to do so.
There is a clause in section one
article eleven of the state constitution
which reatiTi, "And all laws chang
ing county lines in counties already
organized, or for removing county
seats, shall, before taking effect, be
submitted to the electors of the county
or counties to be affected thereby,
and be adopted by a
majority of such electors."
Section 33 article 4 of the constitu
tion prohibits special legislation
"erecting or changing the lines of
Sections 385-387 revised laws of
Minnesota tell just how a change in
county lines can be effected.
If Anoka county loses any territory
it will be because a majority of the
electors of that county so determine.
No county can be reduced below 400
square miles even if a majority of the
electors favor it.
We repeat, it is somewhat of an
undertaking, even for the county sur
veyor of Ramsey county, to slice off
an acre from either Anoka or Wash
STABLE MAT BE A NUISANCE.
An important and common-sense
decision was rendered by our state
supreme court last week in which it
was held that when a stable became a
nuisance the adjoining property
owners have the right to have the
same abated. The syllabus is in part
A barn, located in a thickly
settled part of a city, in which a large
number of horses are stabled, though
not per se a nuisance, may become
such by reason of the manner in which
the same is managed and conducted.
"If the owner thereof so manages
the same that noxious and offensive
odors escape therefrom to the detri
ment, annoyance and discomfort of
adjoining property owners it is a
nuisance and may be restrained in
"Where such a nuisance is continu
ing in character, equity will interfere
to protect offended third persons, al
though the owner thereof be solvent
and able to respond in damages.
"In the case of a nuisance like that
involved in this action, and where the
damage to adjoining property owners
cannot well be measured from a pe
cuniary standpoint, the injury is irrep
arable within the meaning of the law,
and equity will -interpose though the
pecuniary damage be not shown to be
our part, we are unable, yet, to de
that children are running about the be if Dunn will be able to pull Eber-
streets at night. hart through in northern Minnesota,
o'r if Eberhart has strength enough to
_,,, pull Dunn through in northern Min-
trank Eddy who i
whether the question is going to
the Minnesota, exhibis car as a de as if it migh~ turn out that a pretty
scriptive lecturer, sent a dispatch to tough had bee carved for
the Minnesota papers from Medi-1
I looks to man
apolis, Iowa, last week in which, I Nothing complicated about the
among other things, he said: "To- ProPOsition.
night there is a red-hot revival on the Eberhart through without any other
boards and the spellbinder who is
The Herald will pull
unless the Steel Trust
shoulde order it him. I
tna governor is "the man of
Frank is himsela a rattling good ex- destiny he was bornanunders a big gether too much authority. The fact
pounder of the gospel and chock full
of lucky stars hi good
not desert himhe will
death canoppositiohis prevent red
nat ion and election.
mill ity. If is the might wel aspire but the discharge,
intention of the designers to reproduce lisher of the Union has no ambition
London's Petticoat lane it surely in that direction, hence he is not a
would be "an unusual ladies' shop- candidate for the republican nomina-
ping street Any person who has tion for lieutenant governor further-
ever made a trip through the lane
^ally accompanied by guides. Yes, we do believe, one of which is that he the immigration question and the con-
more, he has not the slightest desire agency for the seven states compris
crMy wares o'no every handn and Mr. Lorimer would havse us believet be abolished. All efforts to
settlers from. one state to another, he
than i the seat in the United State senate bu says, should cease, and underentice this
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So you've gone to a milder climate, where the tropic
From the wind that bites to the marrow and the
blinding, whirling snow?
You swore in your frosted muffler, rubbing your hard,
That never another winter would find you shivering
When you fought uphill to the car line in the howl
ing blizzard's clutch,
Would you ever put up with weather like this again*
You cursed all the race of coasters
flew out and you lay
Sprawled on the icy sidewalk, while the bobs dashed
on their way.
When the wind that hurtled against you, grabbed the
breath from out your mouth,
You made up your mind next winter you'd be in the
Charles W. Morse, the defaulting
New York banker, who had served
but two years of a 15-year sentence in
the Atlanta federal prison, has been
given his freedom under an order
from President Taft. By the condi
tions of the release, however, there
will be no restoration of Morse's civil
rights. Morse's release was recom
mended by Attorney General Wicker
sham and Sutgeon General Torney
because of his physical conditionit
is said that he is suffering from three
incurable diseases. Even so, we do
not indorse the president's action in
giving the defaulter his freedom after
serving but so short a portion
of the term to which he was sen
Dr. Wiley has been completely
exonerated of the charge of con
spiracythe committee of investiga
tion gives him a clean bill but hands
out a mild reprimand to the secretary
of agriculture, who assumed alto-
is that the secretary, under this self
invested authority, sought to protect
Herald' an the public poisoners and thus handi
capped Dr. wiley in his work of prose
cuting the adulterators. The com
mittee could scarcely have done other
than exonerate Dr. Wiley, but
it might, without any conscien-
To preside over the deliberations of in the matter of Secretary
the Minnesotal state senate wouldpuba be
The Minneapolis Journal says that
a real "Petticoat laneanit unusual
ladies'shopping street"is being de- great honor, an honor to which any tious scruples, have recommended his
James J. Hill says that enormous
gains in desirable settlers would re
sult were one central immigration
in the Northwest Development league
to be established and the bureau now
maintained in each of these states to
ends. There are some things the work that five do now. Mr. Hill
"a un iabout a master. of the art of prevarica- arrivedgaand by him are worthy
has made a lon careful study of
THE CALL OF THE NORTHLAND
when your feet
Home to the keen, cold winter, tingling the blood in
From the scented, soulless breezes idling through
The Humor of It.
James Cowden was a caller on the
Union yesterday. Mr. C. has taken
the Union ever since it was started
and says he can't do without it. Bis
health is fairly good.Anoka Union.
Mr. Cowden must be possessed of
an iron constitution.
A Shame to Cat It Down.
Last week "The King of the Forest2'
was felled near Bovill, Idaho. The
tree is the largest known white pine in
the world and scaled 29,800 feet. It
was 207 feet high, 26 feet around the
butt and over eight feet in diameter.
It was 428 years old and was known
to thousands of persons all over the
country. The first log cut from the
butt end was 32 feet long, contained
7,200 feet of lumber and is declared to
be the largest white pine log ever
|'*IIM: II Wwn
Clothiers and Furnishers
That Our Big Clearance Sale is
Still Going On.
Hundreds have taken advantage of the
low prices prevailing to supply their needs
for some time to come.
The large assortment is scarcely brok-
en and we hope to have the pleasure of
saving you big money in the next ten days.
The Avery Clothing House
By Courtesy of the Duluth News Tribune.
You've enough of the northern cold clime, with its
gales and snow and ice,
And so you are reveling southward, where the weath
er's warm and nice.
Why, a rose just under your window is nodding to
While we muffle in fur-lined garments where the bliz
zard shrieks at play!
But you're sick for the whirling snowstorm, where
the great big winds are freer
And your cheek is wan for the tingling cold of the
northlanddon't tell me!
You're missing the jingling sleighbells your insipid
Your soul for the hardy homeland aches when the
The stanes and brooms and snowshoes, the skees and..
skates and sleigh
The sting of the rough northeasterare calling you
The Avery Clothing House
The Truth In a Nmshrll.
Our self-styled independent news
papers are apt to be either colorless
neutrals or bewildering weatheicocks.
If they take sides in any controversy
they usually show greater partisan
ship than the regular party press. If
they do not take sides they trim and
dodge for purposes of revenue only.
In most cases they are on all sides of
all questions and are not to be de
pended upon to uphold very long any
cause, no matter how worthy.St.
Gust J. Ross was down from Mil
aca on business yesterday and paid
the Union force a pleasant visit.
From 5:30 to 8 o'clock tomorrow
uigbt the Dorcas ladies will serve
supper at the Ideal lestaurant.