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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
Ptiblisl&acl Every Thttnday
TERMSSi.o PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
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OFFICE! FIRST ST.. EAST OP COURT HOUSE.
Q. I. STAPLES.
And now District Attorney Whit
man of New York is talking of in
vestigating Tammany. He has a
knotty problem ahead of him.
A suffragette leader shouts,
"Clothe the woman with the ballot"
Well, that would certainly be an im
provement over the X-ray skirt.
"Downhill traveling is rapid,"
says a daily. I certainly is if you
are on board one of those cheap
automobiles when the brakes refuse
"In Europe they call Wilson an
idealist," says a Minneapolis paper.
In America he has not yet attained
that distinctionhe is known as a
A New Orleans man has been ar
rested for writing love letters to
Jane Addams, and now many an old
maid in the country regrets that he
had not written them to her.
They call the cook the "kitchen
scientist" now. Well, some of them
are entitled to the appellation while
others deserve only to be classified
as "culinary experimenters."
"Mayor Nye," says the Journal,
"today declared that there are no
'redlight' houses in Minneapolis."
Have the proprietors changed the
color of their illuminatory signs?
Adolphus Busch, the St. Louis
brewer, left an estate worth $50,000,-
000, which would seem to show that
there is moie than a mere living
profit in the manufacture of beer.
Within a few days twenty-five or
thirty game wardens will be jobless.
It would be no great loss to the
state if the entire bunch, including
the game and fish commission, was
the same condition.
The light and proper thing for this
countiy to do would be to furnish
the Mexican cut-throats with all the
aims and ammunition necessary to
exterminate eacb other. The best
Mexicans are dead Mexicans.
Even though Secretary of the Navy
Daniels is a landlubber there is no
use making a laughingstock of him.
He is doing the best he knows how
and has already practiced upon the
compass with a pair of four-ounce
gloves in an attempt to box it.
A London daily says that the
married militant suffragette should
be compelled to remain at home and
rock the cradle, but she will tell you
that she needs all her rocks to hurl
at the windows of shopkeepers. Her
old man rocks the cradle while she
rocks the shops.
Dr. Jordan, superintendent of the
Minneapolis public schools, recom
mends that printeries be established
in these institutions where boys may
learn to set type and publish school
papers, etc. Considering the number
of incompetent printers in the
country already this recommendation
of Jordan's is a particularly poor
one.. The Red Wing training school
is turning out more than is neces
sary of the inferior grade of typo.
THOS. H. PROWSE,
Tammany's tiger looked like a
sick kitten on Wednesday morning.
Princeton the is biggest and best
primary potato market in the North
It is never safe for a Minneapolis
preacher to take his text from St
Well may the people of northern
Minnesota exclaim: God save us
from our friends.
Just think of it. The Puritanical
old state of Massachusetts electing a
governor by the name of Walsh, and
a democrat at that!
President Wilson is said to be
"working on a plan for the solution
of the Mexican problem." Why not
let John Lind do it?
The prince of Monaco, who, with
Buffalo William and Charley Gates,
was hunting at Cody, Wyo., has re
turned to Monte Carlo to superin
tend his gambling hell. The prince
had evidently seen sufficient of high
life as it is dished up in the United
In a suit brought at Boston for
violation of the small loans act, Miss
Helen M. Foster told how, as the
agent of a Chicago company, she had
in four years, on a capital of $1,000,
made a profit for the concern of
$24,000. Miss Foster must be a pretty
shrewd financial agent and business
During the months of August,
September and October of this year
625 cars of potatoes have been
shipped from Princeton, and at
least 1,500 cars more will be shipped
before the close of the season.
Princeton is undoubtedly the great
est primary potato market in the
A dispatch from the City of Mex
ico tells us that a plot to assassinate
Huerta has been discovered. Prob
ably a story circulated by the villain
himself to give him an excuse to
butcher more innocent per&ons. But
it would be better for Mexico were
an assassination plot against him to
materialize and prove a success.
At the national convention of
Methodists in Indianapolis a cam
paign was planned for the evangeli
zation of the world. While we would
be pleased to see the plan material
ize, we are of opinion that it is a
proposition that will meet with de
feat. The evangelization of the
world is a stupendous undertaking.
Several icemen were recently fined
in Minneapolis for giving short
weight. I seems to us that the
time of year is here when the coal
man should be given some attention.
Have the Minneapolis authorities
ever tumbled to the fact that there
is a possibility of the coal man also
swindling his patrons, or does the
baron stand in with the powers that
Mrs. John Lind, who is back from
Vera Cruz, says she has no idea
when her husband will return.
However, she can depend on John's
sneaking out of that cave some dark
night, eluding the sleepy-headed
Huerta watchmen and dashing to
the waterfront, where it will be an
easy matter for him to obtain a row
boat and put off to an American
So many people threw rocks at Bill
Bryan that he has announced his in
tention of keeping off the lecture
platform in 1914. This goes to show
that Bill's backbone is not con
structed upon the same principle as
that of Theodore I. Had Theodore
been secretary of state and decided
to go on the lecture circuit old Nick
himself could not have dissuaded
him from pursuing this purpose.
Down in the First congresssional
district there is talk of sending Hon.
H. H. Dunn of Albert Lea to con
gress. Why not? Mr. Dunn is able,
fearless and honest. If the people of
that district should choose Mr.
Dunn they would have a representa
tive of whom they would have
reason to feel proud, one who would
represent the district with credit to
himself, his constituents and the
state of Minnessota.
Judge J. W. Lusk of St. Paul was
suggested as an ideal candidate for
mayor of that city at the next spring
election. In a communication to the
Pioneer Press Judge Lusk declines
to permit the use of his name as a
candidate, and among other things
No good business man would hire
a person past seventy years of age
with no experience whatever in
municipal government to be an
active manager and head of a corpo
ration of the size of St. Paul, for you
must nort forget that the only claim
made for a commission form of gov
ernment is that it will be more busi
ness-like. I is physically impossible
for me, at my age, with no practical
experience in that line, to serve the
city in that capacity as the city re
quires and deservves.
Just like Judge Lusk, modest and
unassuming gentleman that he is.
THE PRINCETON UNION:
BUDGET SYSTEM UNRELIABLE.
The Milan Standard thinks too
little attention has been paid to
Governor Eberhart's proposition
that a budget system should be
adopted for making appropriations.
Says the Standard:
This means that the head of each
department presents to the legisla
ture at the opening of each session
an estimate of the probable cost of
running his department for the next
two years. This plan is followed by
practically all European governments
and does away with the wasteful and
often corrupt grabbag methods of
making appropriations in the state
legislatures as well as the congress of
this country. There is nothing fan
ciful or spectacular in this recom
mendation of the governor, and that
is probably the reason very little has
been said about it in the news
Another reason is that the budget
system has been in operation for
some time. At the opening of the
session in 1911, and also in 1913, the
legislatures called on each depart
ment for a detailed estimate of its
needs. Some of the governor's ap
pointees failed to respond, but most
of them furnished the estimates.
The board of control and the univer
sity regents have reported budgets
for years past. The budget sugges
tion is nothing new.-Charles B.
Cheney in Minneapolis Journal.
And still another reason is that if
the legislatures of 1911 and 1913 had
granted the requests of several of
the departments, as per their
budget suggestions, the already higlx
state tax rate would have been more
In 1911 the university alone asked
for several million dollars more than
the legislature granted it.
Had the legislature of 1913 appro
priated what was asked by the
university and board of control the
state tax rate would have been
several mills higher this year. For
the truth of this assertion we refer
any doubting Thomas to the chair
man of either the house or senate
committees on appropriations of the
While there is "nothing fanciful
or spectacular" in the governor's
recommendation, past experience
has proved that as a guide to the
legislature the budget system has
been of little practical benefit. Each
department of the state government
seems to act on the scriptural in
junction: "Ask, and it shall be
Members of the legislature, more
especially the members of the ap
propriation committees of both
branches, must investigate and as
certain for themselves what is
needed for the efficient and economi
cal conduct of state institutions
and state departments, and the same
should be freely granted.
A FOOLISH PROTEST.
C. M. King and W. R. Mackenzie,
president and secretary of the
Northern Minnesota Development
association, have filed a written pro
test with the secretary of the
interior at Washington against
patenting any more swamp lands to
the state of Minnesota, claiming
that the grant of swamp lands by the
United States to the state has not
been diverted to the purpose for
which it was originally intended
the reclamation and improvement of
the lands in question.
We tail to see what good purpose
can be served by the filing of the
protest. What has northern Minne
sota to gain by delaying the patent
ing of these lands to the state for
an indefinite period? Absolutely
nothing. On the contrary the state
has much to lose.
The Union has always advocated
the drainage and improvement of
the state's swamp lands by the state,
but the state cannot undertake to
improve lands that have not been
patented to it, and certainly the
United States will not improve
Messrs. King and Mackenzie have
furnished the interior department
with an excuse for further delay in
patenting land that rightfully be
longs ta the state and that it will
eventually get, and delay in patent
ing these lands means retarding the
material prosperity of northern
Minnesota. The last township in
Minnesota was surveyed years
ago and there is no good reason why
the state should not have had
patented to it long ago every acre
of swamp land that is coming to it.
Charley Gates has gone the way* of
men who trot the pace which kills."
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1913.
Sugar, 20 pounds 4*1 f|A
Lenox or Rose Queen Soap, dJJ JC
100 bars in box, per box OOilU
20 lb. boxes of N. B. C. sodas, Ql
per pound U2
2 dozen cases of good standard corn,
new pack, per dozen QQ
2 dozen cases of good standard peas,
new pack, per dozen 4*1 Aft
Home-made dill pickles, Qfln
1913 pack, per gal Ollu
Canned Salmon, in 1 lb. tall cans,
new pack, regular 15c, $ flfl
9 cans for OliUU
At the banquet of the Investment
Bankers' Association of America at
Chicago on the evening of the 31st
ult., James J. Hill delivered one of
his characteristic talks. He said
the country is waterlogged with
bonds, and that if the true story of
all municipal indebtedness, now con
cealed behind various temporary
makeshifts, so as to maintain an
ostensible credit and help push out
the annual crop of new or refunding
bonds could be told, it would shock
the country and give pause even to
the advocates of unlimited expendi
ture, for public purposes.
Mr. Hill must have had in mind
his own state of Minnesota when he
made this reference to 'certificates
Criticism, or even a proper under
standing of the situation, calls for
discrimination between the classes
into which bonds are divided. First
are those of public bodies, the gov
ernment, states, counties, cities and
sometimes villages. Here a frightful
inflation is going on. An old
fashioned public aversion to debt
still holds the nation, and to some
extent, the state in check though
many of the latter evade it by mar
keting certificates^of indebtedness
which differ from bonds only in the
shorter time they have to run and
the inferior weight of the sanction
Occasionally it is necessary to
issue bonds for public improvements,
but "pay as you go" is a good policy
for individuals as'well as"municipal
ities to pursue. We should leave
something to posterity besides a
legacy of bonded indebtedness.
Jas. J. Hill is quoted as saying in
an interview at Chicago that "the
principal thing the matter with the
country today is too much political
agitation that "while conditions
are fundamentally sound enough,
with politicians on all sides harass
ing capital there is not much incen
tive for the promotion of enter
prise." He is also quoted as saying
that the agitation would not subisde
because were the politicians to cease
this agitation they would be out of
a job. Mr. Hill usually sums up the
L. B. WAGNER & CO
The Store With the Goods as Advertised
A week or ten days ago one Guil
ford, the publisher of a little gutter
snipe weekly sheet in St. Paul, was
arrested for carrying concealed
weapons. At the police station,
when being put in a cell, he struck
a detective in the face and the latter
retaliated. A mass meetingsup
posed to. have been engineered by
enemies of Mayor Kellerwas held
in the auditorium Monday evening
to protest against the treatment ac
corded Guilford and denounce the
police force and several frothy reso
lutions offered by Rev. David Morgan
were adopted. "Much Ado About
A woman named Biedelman of
Plainfield, N. J. has brought suit
against the street car company of
that place for $10,000 damages upon
the ground that she lost much of
her skill as a whist player through
an injury sustained in a trolley ac
cident. Been losing old man Biedel
man's money at the gaming table,
perhaps, and is now attempting to
recover it from the street car com
pany. Some women are mighty re
That Hon. Henry Bines is in
eligible for state auditor is the
opinion of the Wadena Pioneer
Journal. Maybe so. But we are in
clined to believe that the emolu
ments of the state auditor were not
increased at the last session of the
legislature and that .the supreme
court will so hold.
A dispatch from Washington says
that Uncle Sam is now prepared to
equip 500,000 men at a moment's
notice to send into the field in the
event of war. Less than a tenth of
this number would, however, be
sufficient to clean up the dirty little
republic of Mexico.
Just what Governor Eberhart is
attempting to accomplish by inter
viewing officials of the interior de
partment in Washington with refer
ence to swamp lands we are unable
to discover from the news columns
of the daily papers. Perhaps the
governor knows. J"
Ben Davis southern apples,
nice large stock, per basket..'
Corn flakes, large package of
flakes, per doz. packages 70c,
or 6 pkgs. for
Coffee, extra grade, in 1 lb.
pkgs., in 10 lb. lots per lb....
Bulk coffee, a good grade, A f|f
extra good flavor, 5 lbs. for.OliUU
Raisins, 1 lb. pkg., good clean
stock, per doz. pkgs
Apples, good grade of Minnesota ap- 3
pies, while they last, Win 3
per basket SJUu 2
35c 25c 1
Swift's pride cleanser, good size can,
one of the best scouring pow- OCp 3
ders made, 6 cans for 4UU ~3
Eddyisms in Sauk Center Herald.
President Wilson has learned that
no mechanic can build a good cabinet
out of poor timber.
Our modern Samuel did not wait
to be called three times. He an
swered "Here am I at the first
A small boy objected to having
his neck washed on the ground that
he had just joined the "back to the
Frank A. Day preaching "non
patisanship" is as much of an in
congruity as the devil trying to act
as class leader in a Methodist meet
What would the founder of the re
public have thought of the modern
theory that an appointed commission
is better qualified to create legisla
tion than men elected by the people?
New Photograph Gallery.
I have rented the Cormany photo
studio and equipment and am pre
pared to do first-cass photographic
work in all its branches.
46-2tc Gilbert Maggart.
Isle to Incorporate as a Village.
At the election in Isle last Satur
day to determine whether or not that
place should incorporate as a village,
the people were unanimously in favor
of the proposition, the vote cast be
ing 26. There was not a dissent
ing vote. Village officers will be
The Reason John Was Late.
Young John Sjoblom was late in
attendance at Sunday school and
the minister inquired the cause.
I was going fishing, but father
would not let me go," announced
"That's the right kind of a father
to have," replied the reverend cen
tleman. "Did he explain the reason
why he would not let you go?"
"Yes, sir. He said there wasn't
bait enough for two. "With apolo-v
gies to Harper's Magazine.
List of letters remaining un
claimed at the postoffice, Princeton,
on November 3j 1913: Mr. Oscar
Smith, Mr. Gustav Kneck*, Mr. H.
L. O'Eouke, J. S. Deins. Mr. J. S.
Sikkink. Please call for advertised
M. M. Briggs. Acting P.'AM