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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
TERMS$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
51.50 OUTSIDE THE STATE.
Office: First Street, East of Court House
GEO. I. STAPLES, JULIUS E. YNGVE,
Business Manager. Associate Editor.
Human depravity evidently knows
no limits. Conscienseless grafters are
now offering- for sale bogus cures for
Whenever I see a boy in kahki I feel
more like taking my hat off to him
than to a fourth or fifth rate politician.
Senator Knute Nelson.
That potatoes will cost the con
sumer two dollars per bushel before
another crop is grown is being freely
predicted. Farmers in the potato belt
'"Give war enough rope and it will
hang itself," says an exchange. Europe
is supplying a-plenty of hemp, in the
form of poisonous gases and other
atrocities, just now.
"The public be damned," as a slogan
used by railroad magnates has been
in the discard for some time. If it
had never been used the railroads
would have been the gainers.
And now a contributor to Every
body's Magazine suggests that in the
next period of hard times the govern
ment arrange to carry out public
works of proved need. Why not?
According to a report by Secretary
of State Schmahl there is now one
automobile for every nineteen people
in Minnesota. Merely another evidence
of the prosperity of the North Star
The super-submarine Deutschland
made the return trip to Germany with
out mishap, and the plucky com
mander and crew have won the ad
miration of friend avid foe. It was a
Since the first of the year auto
thefts in Minneapolis have averaged
more than 100 a month, and more
stringent laws are being clamored for.
It might be well to prod the police
The Red Wing Daily Eagle solves
the liquor problem by stating that all
that is necessary for the individual to
dispose of the temperance question
for all time is to quit drinking and
stick to the quitting. Sound.
Brigadier General Pershing states
that Villa's prestige is gone and that
he can never again become a serious
factor in Mexican affairs. If one of
those stories to the effect that Villa
is dead could be verified General Per
shing's report would be given more
Roumania has entered the European
war on the side of the Allies, and
fifteen nations are now embroiled in
the titanic struggle. The chief ad
vantage of Roumania's entrance will
go to Russia, and the principal victim
will be Hungary, whether in loss of
territory or loss of men.
No matter which political party is
in power, the other side consistently
and vociferously yells "pork" until it
gets its own hand in the barrel.
Too true. And this condition will
prevail until the people back home
serve notice on their congressmen that
"pork" will not be tolerated.
Reports from the border indicate
that the majority want to go into
Mexico or they want to go home. The
uncertainty of their position is dis
satisfying to them. As yet they are
not trained sufficiently to go into
Mexico, however, and there is no in
dication that they will be sent home
in the immediate future. But camp
conditions are being constantly im
proved, and the boy are well cared for.
Census statistics show that the
North American Indian is actually in
creasing in population, and thus is
another popular fallacy exploded.
There are now approximately 400,000
Indians north of Mexico. The fact
that the department of interior is put
ting the old medicine man and tom
tom healing methods out of business
with real reservation doctors may ac
count for the increasing population.
Since the government adopted a
policy of allowing students or pros
pective students to return home from
the border, it is said that the number
of soldier boys with a desire to con
tinue their studies is little short of
amazing. One correspondent predicts
that several schools and colleges will
have to enlarge their plants to accom
modate the many guardsmen who
yearn to acquire a higher education.
AN EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION
In connection with the coming ses
sion of the legislature it might be well
enough to mention that the so-called
old guard of the senate will be in the
saddle again this winter. They have
begun to count noses and to line up
already, and the same bunch that held
sway in 1915 will be at the helm again
in 1917. The crowd is said to be prac
tically intact, that is so far as the
leaders desire to keep in contact, as it
would bring no tears if some dropped
out of the fold, since there were really
more last session than was desired.
Senator George H. Sullivan of Still
water, leader last session, will again
be in command of the majority or
ganization and he will be supported by
Senators Westlake of Minneapolis,
Rockne of Goodhue, Putnam of Fari
bault county, Swenson of Freeborn,
Denegre of St. Paul, and others, who
were allied with the controlling ele
ment of the senate two years ago. It
is reported that the old guard has
come to an understanding with Thomas
Frankson, republican nominee for
lieutenant governor, who will probably
be the presiding official of the senate
and that all is well with the organiza
tion. This means that committeeships
and patronage will be dispensed about
as it was two years ago and that the
organization which directed legislation
in the 1915 session will do so again.
Tom Noswal in Northfield News.
Can there be any fault found with
the organization of the senate in the
1915 session? Was there not good
work accomplished in the 1915 ses
sion? If the so-called "old guard" of
the senate is at the helm again in 1917
the state will not be the loser.
If a strike ties up the railroads, the
country will have a chance to see
what can be done by automobiles and
aeroplanes in the way of transporta
tion. Autos are not ready to supplant
locomotives, but when an individual
in his private carriage can run from
shore to shore of the country in six
or seven days, the railroad cannot re
gard itself as utterly indispensable.
Yes, indeed. But it might be inter
esting to know in just what manner
the automobiles and aeroplanes would
be supplied with gasoline if the strike
ties up the railroads.
If the railroad brotherhoods carry
out their threat to strike next Monday
and paralyze the business of the coun
try, they will speedily discover that
public sentiment will be overwhelm
ingly against them. There is no valid
reason why the best paid laboring men
in the United States should not submit
their cause to an impartial tribunal
or commission for arbitration.
Minnesota democrats are to have
two state central committees. Besides
the regular organization of 100 mem
bers there will be a volunteer associa
tion made up of anti-Lynch men. But
one committee or a dozen will not
carry the ticket through.
The Substance and the Shadow.
It is generally conceded that the
present county option act became law
as the result of an exceptionally well
conducted campaign under the field
leadership of Magnus Martinson as
agent for the Anti-Saloon league.
Martinson and the league have now
gone their separate ways as the result
of a difference as to tactics.
The league, as stated by its superin
tendent, George B. Safford, is for
statewide prohibition so is Martinson.
But Safford will make a campaign that
such a constitutional amendment be
submitted by this coming legislature.
Martinson favors first trying out the
county option law. He would wait un
til all the counties possible are dry
under that law and it has done its
As a fact, this dispute of leaders
does not matter much to the state at
large or the issue. Prohibition will
come in good time, but it will not come
from or through the next legislature
no matter what Mr. Safford may do
or wish. The only thing he and the
league should do as to legislation is
to assure a house friendly to the pres
This is essential because the move
ment must not show any weakness or
slipping back and the next house, even
if wishing to do so, could not repeal
the law. The senate, which holds over,
passed the county option law and will
not repeal it. Neither will it pass a
prohibition law or amendment. Noth
ing in the future could be more certain
than these two things.
But it would be well if the Anti
Saloon league could get a portion of
good horse sense. While fooling around
about what it cannot do, it has failed
to carry several counties under the
option law which it could have put in
the dry list by proper effort. The
latest of these is Beltrami, which they
lost through sheer stupidity and
This record has been repeated in
other counties. Seemingly, instead of
attending to its immediate responsi
bilities and present duty, the league
prefers to agitate the impossible, if
not just now undesirable. The one
thing essential to secure prohibition
is the gaining of very possible county
under the present law and holding
This one essential the league has
seemingly neglected, and this quite
systematically. Until it settles seri
ously to this task, it has no right to
ask statewide prohibition or to muss
up all other public issues by the in-
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1916.
jection of this one. If Mr. Safford
goes to the next legislature with his
record of persistent inefficiency under
the option law, asking further legisla
tion, he should get a curt and emphatic
reception and dismissal.
The legislature has other equally
important matters to attend to and
should be permitted to attend to them
without the wet and dry complications.
I OPINIONS OF EDITORS. 1
It's easy to stand on the curb and
tell the firemen how to put out a fire
and criticize the chief. Same thing
applies to polities.Springfield Free
Not as Bad as That.
If the different departments of the
state government have to maintain
the press agents they are using it is
not strange that taxes increase.Le
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If it is 18% cents at retail in Min
neapolis, why should it be 25 cents a
gallon here? One gasoline vendor at
a time, please, in explanation. That is,
don't all speak at once.Wheelock's
Fergus Falls Weekly.
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Sure They Would.
Hon. Charles H. Warner of Aitkin
county is favorably mentioned for
speaker of the house of the next legis
lature. Mr. Warner has many friends
throughout the state who would like
to see him land the position.Roseau
Words of Wisdom.
Say, young lady, do you think more
of the inane prattle of some idle
coquette than you do of the well-meant
advice of your mother? If you do
you are in a bad way. Better, turn back
while turning is good.Wabasha
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Well, a railroad strike wouldn't tie
up lake and river transportation, any
how. If that is as valuable as it is
cracked up to be when government
appropriations are wanted to promote
the same, it ought to help out con
siderably, in a pinch.Red Wing
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She Had a Right to It.
A Sioux City police justice dis
charged a woman for taking money
from her husband's cash register. The
prompt verdict was "it is not stealing
for a wife to take her husband's
money. Put it where she cannot find
it that's your only protection."
A Dangerous Nuisance.
The glaring spotlights carried by
most automobiles are a dangerous nui
sance and should be prohibited alto
gether, unless the blinding points can
be turned to the ground, instead of
aiming them right against the face
of the driver coming from an oppo
site direction. Some cities do not per
mit them at all and there is no reason
why they should be tolerated.St.
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"Deserve Success and It Will Come."
People always speak well of a boy
who minds his own business and who
seems to be disposed to be somebody
in rime.| This is a queer world many
people are watching us, and help often
comes when and from whom we least
expect. Confidence is the safe in
which men often deposit rich treas
ures and as you prove worthy so will
your reward of success be. There is
reward in success, which none but
those who strive can enjoy. Deserve
success and it will come.Wells
One of the features of the Silver Jubilee exposition of the Mille Lacs
airship flights of Monte Kolfe, one of the best aviators in the country. His
sensational, and he will change his program as much as possible each day.
and Saturday, September 15 and 16, and his thrilling dips and dives will
The roads that lead to Hayseed Cen
ter make people's tempers warm in
vain, in vain, with voice of Stentor, I
clamor for reform. The roads are full
of holes and ridges, that bust our
costly tires, and there are sway
backed creaking bridges, together tied
with wires. We have a lovely, grow
ing city, at which the tourists shy
and it seems seven times a pity bad
roads must black her eye. Our city
hall is rich with gilding, we've
churches and we've schools, and our
large new gymnasium building is
fixed with swimming pools. We have
a bank and three physicians, and in
our public square there is a stand
where musicians play tunes beyond
compare. We ought to grow, and yet
we're shrunken, because our roads are
bad, for folks won't comeunless
they're drunkento see our lovely
grad. And still we'll fool away our
taxes, and have our roads a wreck,
till we apply our little axes to some
official neqk.Walt Mason.
Tire Trouble Eliminated.
I have taken the agency for the
"Fisher Rim-Grip Sub-Casing" which,
when put on your car wheels will pre
vent all blowouts, rim cutting and
about 90 per cent of punctures and
will give you two-thirds more mileage
on your tires, as you can use your
casings until they are all worn out.
Different sizes will be on hand in
side of two or three days, and can be
examined at my blacksmith shop.
For particulars call on N. M. Nelson,
The I. O. O. F. and Rebekah picnic
for Odd Fellows and their families
will be held next Sunday at the Um
behocker grove near the fork of the
roads across the two bridges. The
indications are that the attendance
will be large.
A marriage license was issued at
the office of the clerk of court Tues
day to Mr. Ferman L. Barber of For
eston and Miss Esther H. Johnson of
Milo. They were united in marriage
at the home of the bride's parents
State Bank of Dalbo
county fair will be the
work is said to be very
Rolf will fly on Friday
undoubtedly be viewed
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Orville Applegate succumbed to
erysipelas last Sunday at the age of
5 months and 14 days. Funeral services
were conducted from the Wm. Apple
gate residence Tuesday afternoon by
Rev. E. B. Service and interment was
in Oak Knoll cemetery. The parents
desire to thank their kind friends for
sympathy and aid rendered.
Shall Princeton have a public li
brary? A meeting of citizens will be
held at the armory this evening, com
mencing at 8 p. m., to answer this
question. A state library representa
tive is expected to be present and
speak. All good citizens should be in
terested in a proposition of this kind,
and a generous attendance is hoped
for. You are invited to be there.
Hon. W. J. Kuntz and F. J. Efferty
of Waconia stopped over in Princeton
yesterday on their way to Milaca.
Mr. Kuntz was a member of the house
during the last session of the legisla
ture and is a candidate for re-election,
while Mr. Efferty is president of the
Carver County Agricultural society
and a prominent Waconia banker.
Both gentlemen called at this office.
A new building being erected in
Cambridge just west of the Gouldberg
& Anderson store, will house a third
bank for that village, which will open
for busines this fall. Clerk of Court
A. B. Hanson is to be cashier of the
new financial institution and the other
officers follow: H. P. Hanson, presi
dent E. P. Fredin, vice president,
and Erick Olson and Emil Jarchow
Corporal Jack Carmody of Company
G, who was among those detailed to
return north and recruit for the Third
regiment, visited Princeton friends
from Saturday to Monday. He does
not know where he will be stationed,
as yet. "The Rum river valley boys
are enjoying border life more and
more as they become accustomed to
it," he says, "and conditions are con
stantly improving. The boys are com
fortable and healthy."
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