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Princeton, Minn., Oct. 14, 1912.
GENTLEMEN: My work in the thirty-seventh session of the Minnesota
legislature speaks for itself. I do not feel called upon to hire any cheap muck-
raker to give me a certificate of character. But whether you vote for me or
not, vote for the Good Roads Amendmentthe first amendment on the little
pink ballot. Here is a fac simile of the amendment properly marked:
THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
Published E-very Thursday.
TERMSSI.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
S1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE.
OFFICE: FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE.
O. I. STAPLES,
How many of the talking poli
ticians are calling the attention of
the voters to the good roads amend
The regiettable wounding of Theo
dore has seemingly eliminated most
of the noise from the presidential
Why should the rich and prosperous
state of Minnesota lag behind its
sister states in the matter of road
For years the state of Washington
has levied a general one-mill road
tax, and no state in the west has
made such rapid progress as Washing
The vote of a St. Louis, Hennepin
or Ramsey county voter should count
lor just as much as the vote of a
voter in an\ other county of the
Theie is an old saying that stiaws
tell which way the wind blows.
Straw votes, however, are no indica
tion of which way the election is
A white girl who enters into a
liaison with a negro,, as did a Minne
apolis gill with Johnson the prize
tighter, has leached the lowest
depths ol degradation.
Foui million pounds of lutefish
have been placed in soak in Minne
apolis. If theie is anything on earth
which constitutes the acme of ap
petization it is lutefish!
The aim of the professional evan
gelistthe ranting, raving, blasphe
mous kindis to so scare miserable
sinners that when they leave the
mourneis' bench they forget to take
their pocketbooks along.
Constitutional Amendments to be voted for by the people
FIRSTAmendment to Section (16) of article nine (9) of the
constitution, establishing the road and bridge fund, and
authorizing the legislature to levy an annual tax for the
purpose of constructirig and improving roads and bridges
within this state. NO
THOS. H. PROWSE,
People seeking for a place to locate
and make their homes shun a locality
that is destitute of good roads.
At least 175,000 votes will be re
quired to adopt the good roads
amendment at the ensuing election.
Grass never flourishes on the streets
of a village that has good roads
radiating into the surrounding terri
It will be time enough to talk of
loaning the permanent school fund
to individuals when there is more
money in the fund than can be
utilized by the school districts,
towns, villages, cities and counties
of the state.
Minnesotans are proud of their
magnificent new capitol, of their
great state university, of their
princely permanent school fund and
their splendid public school system,
but they have no reason to feel
elated over their public highways.
We find in Numbers, 30:2, these
words: "If a man vow a vow unto
the Lord, or swear an oath to bind
his soul with a bond, he shall not
break his word." This, of course,
has no application to men who cast
their ballots at the primaries'
To the Voters of the 45th Legislative District I
Very truly yours,
R. C. DUNN,
Republican Candidate for Legislature, 45th District.
I begins to look like a real Euro
pean warRussia and Austria are
mobolizing big armies on their respec
tive frontiers to be ready at any
moment to jump into the fray.
With the passing of the world
series football has swung into al
most complete possession of the
sporting fieldthe battle is on and
the ambulance is gathering up the
If the good roads amendment is
adopted it will be largely owing to
the efforts of the city and country
press, and the development leagues
of northern, central and southern
Minnesota. Do not relax your
efforts, gentlemen, until the day of
According to daily papers there are
several hundred idle men in Minne
apolis, any one of whom has the
choice of 4,000 jobs in the northwest.
These men, it is said, spend their
days standing in front of employ
ment offices refusing jobs. They
should be driven from the city before
they become public chaiges.
It was stated by Rev. L. A. Cran
dall at the Baptist convention in
Minneapolis that some ministers of
the denomination get no more than
$350 per annum. This is certainly a
small recompense for saving souls.
Even men who save the cropswork
only in the harvest timemake
twice as much monev as this.
Turkey has foimalh declaied wai
against the Balkan states and the
meriy fray is on. These states have
for centuries been treated shame
fully by the Turks and theii inhabi
tants meicilessly put to the sword
whensoever an opportunity occurred.
We hope that, aided by Greece, the
Balkan alliance will teach Turkey a
lesson it will not soon forget.
A thousand or more students fiom
various colleges in the northwest
have been assisting the farmers in
the harvest fields of the Dakotas.
These young men are sensiblethe
outdoor exercise develops their mus
cles, brightens up their brain and
thus places them in better condition
for playing football and pursuing
such incidental studies as they may
Inventor Edison's son, who is a
chip of the old block so far as scien
tific research is concerned, says he
has arrived at a determination to
find a substitute for coal which can
be sold at a price that will bring it
within the reach of everyone. Young
Mr. Edison's cheap substitute ^fpr
coal will probably be electricity in
some form or other, and his father
will perhaps assist him in perfecting
the necessary details.
The czar of Russia, says a cable,
gram, is about to abolish the banish
ment of prisoners to Siberia. This
does not arise, however, from any
conscientious scruples which have
overcome the tyrant, but has been
brought about by protest from the
free population of Siberia, who con
tend that the country is overrun
with the scum of Russian jails,
which seriously hampers its develop
ment. The same form of punish
ment will be meted out to convicts
as heretofore, but in prisons of
European Russia instead of Siberia.
In his key-note speech at AJberfc
Lea, *Monday evening, ^Governdr
Eberhart devoted a paragraph to
good roads. In all his speeches the
governor calls attention to the good
roads amendment. The governor is
an ardent good roads advocate.
So P. V. Collins, the gubernatorial
nominee of a handful of self-appoint
ed progressives, so-called, poses as a
christian statesman and accuses Pe
ter M. Ringdal, the democratic candi
date for governor, ot being an athe
ist. There is more manhood in one
of Mr. Ringdal's little fingers than
there is in Collins' whole carcass.
The Review of Reviews tells us
why the Florida Everglades need
draining. From the prospectuses of
Florida land sharks many a person
has been led to believe that the
Everglades have already been
drained and, in consequence,, has
purchased "fertile fruit and truck
farms'' in the alligator swamps. To
the prospective buyer these "farms"
present a very attractive appearance
Dr. Wm. T. Stone, candidate for
the legislature in the 53rd district,
is opposed to the one-mill road tax
amendment. The doctor is an ec
centric individual. There is no dis
trict in the state that stands more
in need of better roads than the 53rd,
nor is there a district that would
profit more from the one-mill tax
than the 53rd. Probably the people
of the 53rd district are more interest
ed in some particular ism the doctor
advocates than they are in good
If there are 350,000 votes cast for
the presidential candidates in Min
nesota, and 175,000 votes were re
corded in favor of the good roads
amendment, and not a single vote
should be cast against it, the
amendment would be lost175,001
votes would be necessary. In oidei
to adopt a constitutional amendment
in this state a majority of all the
voters voting at the election must
vote for it. If you vote for any can
didate for office and fail to vote for
the amendment your vote counts in
A "rooter king" has been elected
by the students of the state univei
sity for the football season. The
duties of a rooter king are to in
struct the boys in the art of inten
sive vociferation and to lead them
in the pioduction of hideous noises
at the game. He is the biggest
noise of all, and therefore the big
gest nuisance to the quiet individual
who loves to witness a game of ball.
At the end of each contest the root
er king's vocal cords have invariably
assumed the proportions of bell ropes
and he is as hoarse as a bullfrog. A
doctor treats him until his services
are needed at the next game.
With a note of triumph in his tone
and a smile on his countenance, Billj
Rugh, the crippled Gary, Ind., news
boy who gave one of his legs that the
life of a girl who was an entire
stranger to him might be saved, re
marked to his doctor, I guess I've
been good for something after all,"
and, with these words upon his lips,
his spirit took its flight. Pneumo
nia, which resulted from the adminis
tration of ether at the time Rugh's
leg was amputated, after it had been
stripped of its cuticle, caused his
death. Rugh is entitled to a place
among the great heroes of history.
Seldom, indeed, is so great a sacrifice
made as that by this brave newsbov.
J. J. Hill intends to make St. Paul
the financial center of the North
west. He has already secured control
of the Second National bank and
the Northwestern Trust company,
and has about completed arrange
ments to acquire the First National
bank of that city. With these finan
cial institutions united he will have
one of the strongest banks in the
country, one that can easily finance
all his great interests. One of his
pet schemes is to assist the farmers
of the Northwest by letting them
have money at four to six per cent,
where now they are paying from
eight to ten per cent. Whatever Mr.
Hill undertakes to do he does it with
all his might and his big bank is
bound to be a success.
THE PRIHClJTOlsr XmiO^rtBlJBSBAY, OCTOBEB ,24, jl012.
*$ffO INCBEA8K ZN TAXES,
We plead guilty to making a speci
alty of the good roads amendment.
We wish to center attention on that
amendmentthe first on the pink
ballot. Some of the other amend
ments the Union favors, and some of
them it regards as ill-advised. But
there can be no diversity of opinion
as regards the good roads amend
ment. Every intelligent man and
woman in every township of the
state favors better public highways.
That is conceded. The proposition
admits of no argument.
The only question in the minds of
some is the increase of the tax rate.
If the amendment is adopted and the
full one-mill tax is levied by the leg
islature the state tax rate will not be
increased a fraction of a mill. The
natural increase in the indirect taxes,
and proper economy on the part of
the legislature, will care for the ad
ditional three-fourths of a mill of
state road tax.
We unhesitatingly assert that if
the good roads amendment is adopted
by the people and the one-mill tax
levied by the legislature there will
be no increase in the state tax rate.
But even if there should be a
slight increase in the rate, what of
it9 How could public funds be ex
pended to better advantage than in
the improvement of the public high
ways? Every dollar honestly and
intelligently expended in improving
the roads and bridges of the state
When you go into the booth on
election day the first ballot you
should consider is the little pink
ballot, and the first amendment on
that ballot is the good roads amend
ment. Having properly marked the
pink ballot then you can give your
attention to the candidates on the
big white and blue ballots and vote
for the men of your choice. But
considei the pink ballot first, and
place an opposite the woid YES
and immediately under the tip of
BROWN, BTTN* AND HOLT.
One hundred and sixty-one mem
bers of the bar, men of all shades of
political opinion, have indorsed Cal
vin L. Brown of Monis foi chief
justice ot the supreme court, and
George L. Bunn of St. Paul and An
drew Holt of Minneapolis for asoci
ate justices of the supieme court.
All three aie at present associate
justices of the supreme court.
Justice Brown is lecognized by
lawjers and laymen alike as one of
the ablest judges who has ever
graced the supieme bench. Justice
Brown is a lepublican.
Justice George L. Bunn has served
as district judge of Ramsey county
for many years, and although he is a
democrat he has been elected and re
elected several times without opposi
tion. His ability is of a high order
he is a lust and fearless judge and
he should have the support of all
who wish to see the piesent high
standard of the supreme bench main
Justice Andrew Holt is the first
Scandina%ian who has evei occupied
a seat on the supreme bench, and
was appointed by Governor Eberhart
to succeed Justice Simpson, resigned.
Justice Holt served on the Hennepin
count\ distiict bench for several
years and has a good record. He is
held in high esteem by his colleagues
of the supreme court and is in every
way qualified for the position he so
The Union believes in a non-parti
san judiciary and in retaining the
services of men for judicial positions
who have been tried and tested and
not found wanting hence we favor
the promotion of Justice Brown to
the chief justiceship and the reten
tion ot Justices Bunn and Holt in
their present positions.
SEE TO THE LEGISLATURE.
If the good roads amendment is
adopted by the voters of the state on
the 5th day of next month, it is ab
solutely necessary that men should
be sent to the legislature who will
give effect to the mandate of the
people, men who will vote to place
upon the statute books a law author
izing the levy of a one-mill state
road tax. After the people have
acted, have amended the constitu
tion to authorize the legislature to
levy a one-mill tax, it does not neces-
sarily follow that the one-mill' tax
will be levied. A majority of the
members of both branches of th&
legislature must vote for a law that
will authorize the levying of the tax.
Many candidates for the legislature
are profuse in their promises to vote
and labor for visionary measures
that, even if enacted into laws,
would be ot no real benefit to the
people, but they are dumb as oysters
on the good roads question. Vote
for no candidate who is not heart
and soul in favoi of the cause of bet
tering our public highways. There
is no other question of more vital
importance to the people of Minne
sota that that of permanently im
proving the country roads of the
state. There is nothing that would
prove of more lasting benefit or
would be more conducive to the hap
piness and prosperity of a greater
number of people than better public
Candidates for the mayoralty in
Minneapolis were called before the
Federation of Men's Church clubs
last Friday to define their attitude
on various municipal questions, and
they defined it. The candidates
might have been expected to tell the
federation to go to, but in this in
stance it would hot have been policy.
A Good Quick Job.
Once more State Experimental
Road No. 2 in Baldwin township,
south of the village, is in good
shape. Kaliher & King had a large
force of men and teams at work
grading and strawing the road
bright and early Tuesday morning
and finished the work by Wednesday
evening. A good job was done, and
that piece of road snould be in fine
condition for the remainder of the
year. The farmers who haul over
that road as well as those who travel
it occasionally will appreciate the
work that has been done.
Smith's Meat Market Prices.
The following prices now prevail at
A. C. Smith's meat market: Lard,
11 cents beef roast, 12J^ cents beef
steak, 15centt veal stew, 7 cents
beef ribs, 7 cents. Other meat in
Mrs. A. P. Jorgensen was a caller
at W. L. Smith's home last Sunday.
William Generous and Jesse Rogers
made a business trip to Pierz last
Mrs. L. Rudman has gone to South
Dakota, where she will teach a term
Stuart Oliver and Miss Sands \is-
ited with Miss Florence Smith last
Sheriff Shockley and Fied Holm of
Princeton and Fred McKay of Min
neapolis autoed to Vineland Sunday,
Mrs. W. H. Gee and Mrs. B. E.
Gee and daughter, Jeannette, visited
with the former's daughter, Mrs.
Bergendahl, at Onamia on Sunday.
Lee Cramb, the Milaca hardware
merchant, and Mr. Gouley, proprietor
of the Arlington hotel of Milaca,
autoed to Vineland from there on a
duck hunting expedition on Saturday
and returned Sundaj.
Clarence Dorff spent Sunday at the
Lew Pierson home.
Boyd Hamilton visited with the
Way family on Sunday.
Mildred Johnson spent Sunday
with Mrs. Anderson and family.
A public auction will be held at
the Ed Hamilton place on Saturday,
Mrs. O. A. Dorff left for Minne
apolis on Wednesday, where she will
visit friends and relatives.
S. A. Lane and famih, J. B. Lane
and Misses Beth Fox and Edna Boyn
spent Sunday at the McCiacken
Miss Olga Griep. who has been
working for Mrs. Bert Peters for the
past three weeks, returned home on
Henry Olsen returned to Minne
apolis on Thursday. He had been
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs Henry Dorff and Miss Katie
Trunk returned to the cities on Fri
day. Mrs. Dorff had been visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Trunk.
C. H. NELSON'Sit
Our ladies' furnishing de
partment is one of the busy
departments in this store, its
the good things contained in
it that makes it so.
If you want to sleep warm
this winter don't overlook the
fact that you can buy a North
Star all wool blanket here.
For comforters we are
showing a splendid assort
ment of silkolines, cretonnes
We have just received our
line of fall notions. Among
them you will find things
iSSa^^&^^^ft-^ v*y is* Ky^i
suitable as gifts i
For fillings we hav
thing you want in coti
Handbags, guaranteed &
uine leather and goat se
prices from $1.00 to $5.00.
Mesh and coin bags made
of German silver, very pretty
as well as useful.
Robespierre collars, made
of messaline and lace. These
are positively the latest thing,
in ladies' neckwear and are
Lace collar and cuff sets in
new and dainty styles and
patterns. We have them in
white or ecru. The prices of
these sets range from 75c to-
We have a new and com
plete line of hair ornaments,,
ball bearing, guaranteed bar
rettes, bandeau combs, ban
deaus for evening wear and
Men, we want your busi
ness on underwear, shirts,
hosiery, gloves and mittens.
Here is a winner, a full
size sock, nearly as heavy as
anything you have ever seen
at 50c, for 25c. They come
in black, grey and white.
We have others equally as
good for the price we ask,
35c, 40c, 50c and up to 65c a
pair, and they are bargain
Our line of underwear is
complete with good values
for the low price we ask.
We are offering a lot of
ribbed and flat wool men's
undershirts that sold as high
as $1.25, now 80c. We can
match them up with drawers
at the same price, but not
quite so good value.
We want you to see our
$1.00 and $1.50 values, they
are the Galaxy mills and
Cooper's make. They are
the best values ever offered
at this price. We are posi
tive. Compare them is all
We carry a complete line
of Eisendrath's horse hide
gloves and mittens, fire and
water proof, also the Indian
tan horse hide. These are
the best value you can get
for $1.00 in America.
In Buckskin gloves we
carry the Shears-Hitchcock.
These people have tanned
buckskin for the past 50 yrs.,
and surely know how. The
way their gloves fit makes
a pleasure to sell them.
They are $1.25 and $1.50 for
wrist lengths and $2.00 for
If you want a shirt that is
made to fit try a Monarch,
Hallmark or Arrow brand.
They sell at $1.00, $1.25 and
The Arrow collar is the
best 4-ply collar on the mar
ket, and we carry a nice
selection of styles. They are
15c or 2 for 25c.
Our stock of neckties is
always up to date. The lat
est thing out is brocaded vel
vet, and they are very