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THE PRINCETON UNION
By R. C. DUNN.
PUBLISHED EVJRY THURSD/CY.
TERMS, $1.00 Per Year in Advance.
$1.25 If Not Paid in Advance.
OFFICE FIRST S EAST OF COURT HOUSE.
a. I. STAPLES,
Business Manager.
A*, ^CASWELL,
Editor.
HE number of senatorial sinches
seems to be limited only by the num
ber of senatorial candidates.
THE legislature meets next week
and the courts will have a lot-of new
laws to interpret before the session
closes.
TUESDAY'S election was warm
HE attorney general has declared
the law appropriating funds for sugar
bounty invalid and the manufacturers
will be obliged to let go of the sugar
teat.
Gov. VAN SANT will take the robes
of office next Tuesday at the opening
session of the legislature. Then the
hordes of office-seekers will wait for
the ax to fall
AN attempt is being made to clear
the Wisconsin rivers of "deadheads."
When the lumbermen finish this task
they might take contracts to rid the
country of deadbeats
IT will be several years before we
can engage in another discussion per
taining to the exact time when the
century ends. That is one of the bless
ings the new year brought.
HE Boers are not the only oppo
nents the British find in South Africa.
The sensation of the week has been
the arrest of prominent citizens of her
majesty's realm charged with sedition.
IN a contest between brains and
boodle the latter generally wins, hence
the chances are that eloquent, dashing,
gallant 'Moses E. Clapp will not be
chosen to succeed Cushman K. Davis.
HE RE is Moses E Clapp's record in
a nutshell: A brave soldier in the war
of the rebellion one of the ablest at
torney-generals Minnesota has ever
had, an eloquent orator a broad
guage, liberal-minded man.
THERE IS little likelihood that any
of us will witness the passing of an
other century so we might as well turn
our attention to making the most of
the Twentieth century and let our
posterity manage later affairs.
PRINCETON observed the first day of
the new century by holding an elec
tion If the people keep up the pace
set Tuesday there will be plenty of in
terest shown in public affairs during
the Twentieth century in this neck o'
the woods
QUAY appears to be very much alive
in Pennsylvania, notwithstanding John
Wannamaker's war upon him. The
Pennsylvania legislature met Tuesday
for the biennial session and the Quay
faction were victorious in the fight for
the 01 gamzation of both houses.
HAVING given the clergy a free hand
in editorial matters as an experiment,
the Now York Woild will try the hand
of an English knight of the quill in its
attempt to show how a modern journal
should be conducted. Can't Bryan
head this off9
Isn't this an offensive
alliance with Great Britain, doncher
know?
THERE was a watch meetine in
Princeton this year. It began a day or
two before the new year and lasted un
til four o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
The passing of the old century did not
interest the people who attended the
meeting half as much as what their
political opponents were doing.
GEN. PEARSON, the Boer refugee,
says that the Boers have never re
ceived a dollar of the different^ contri
butions made by American sympathiz
ers. Has some one been enjoying
cham--
public after the manner the great
leaders of the Democratic party just
before election? &.
THI S, little suggestion from an ex
change is excellent reading for us at
the opening of the new century,
will do for a New Years resolutiont
'Altercation about trifles is a fruitful
disputation beget a chrojjjc Houchi_
ness.' One seldom convinces by ex
cited and voluble argument, and when
a suspicion of temper appearsgood by
to success. Politeness compels a con
ciliatory manner, an open-minded hos
ALREADY the country publishers are
Ibeing besought to place their orders
apparent.in the prices quoted.
ijl supporting tyloses E. Clapp for
United States senator we believe Hon.
H. F. Barker *ruly represents the
wishes of a large majority of his con
stituents, certainly he voices the sen
timents of nineteenths of the voters of
Mille Lacs county. If there is any
sentiment for Evans the 45th sena
torial district it is largely a manufac
tured sentiment
enough to start the January thaw, but ALGER has written an article in
the coolness between friends which de- which he takes up the embalmed beef
veloped prevented the loss of our snow, matter ip a manner which will prove
distasteful to Gen. Miles and the old
sore is open again. Nothing can
beto
It
will not furnish nutriment for the men
who have answered the last taps and
the boys who have not are no longer
forced to subsist on such food.
gaine
th
for the law supplements. The effect of Minnesota, died last Tuesday night
of the scrap between the Northwestern of heart failure. He was not only
Newspaper Union and- the Editorial prominent in the State but by reason
Association two years ago *is plainly of his writings
controverg
now
MRS. NATION, the Kansas woman
who attempted to break up the whiskey
business by smashing up the furniture
of the rum shops of her State, will be
he'ld in ]ail for three weeks. She
failed to secuYe bonds at once and be
fore she was liberated the prison was
quarantined for smallpox. The gin
mills will probably regard the pesti
lence as a blessing in disguise.
ONE of the things which Mayor
Ames promises to do when he takes
control of municipal affairs in Minne
apolis will meet the approval of many
people in this section. He has prom
ised to make Mrs. Schaffer, widow of
the late Ma]. Schaeer, matron at the
central police station. Mrs. Schaffer
is an able woman and no one will have
any cause to regret the appointment.
IT is said that there is positive in
formation from an authoritative source
that the government's claim against
Turkey has been settled, the Cramps
having received a preliminary depos
it on the new battleship and included
in the deposit was included the sum de
manded by the United States. Other
nations will go after the "sick man"
and he will probably be a sick man in
deed before they all get through with
him.
HE Minneapolis Journal advooates
an early caucus to decide the senatori
al fight. Nothing is gained by a pro
longed senatorial squabble and the
work of the law-makers will be ham
pered by it. However, the develop
ments seem to indicate a desire on the
part of some politicians to merge the
two contests into one and this is not
advisable. Elect Nelson first and let
the other aspirants stand on their own
merits.
FOR a general all 'round man Patsey
Crowe, the man suspected of having
engineered the Omaha kidnapping
scrape, is entitled to the belt. He has
been "discovered" dozens of times
within the past week in cities distant
from each other and each time the au
thorities are certain they have the
right man. Meanwhile Patsey is
blowing in his share of the $25,000 and
planning some way of securing another
financial lift.
HE recent dip of the mercury was
probably caused by the icy reception
of McKenzie, the Dakota politician,
who came to St. Paul for the avowed
purpose of defeating Senator Nelson's
re-election. The Dakota man will find
it difficult to undermine the sturdy
Norwegian. Minnesota never had a
man stronger in the affections of the
common people", and while the flicker
tail statesman may cause some trouble,
he cannot affect the result.
HE anti-Bryanites are endeavoring
to show that Bryan is weaker than his
party and an analysis of the presiden
tial vote seem8 to bear them out in the
assertion. They consider that instead
of bringing strength to the ticket he *,t
1 was actuall, a dea weight? and
pagne suppers at the expense of ^the ^raggedthe party deeper into the mire
of defeat. A man who cannot carry
his own ward and precinct has no busi
ness heading the Demoqratic ticket in
these day8.
I constitutionaLamendments at the recent
source of friction/and stocj^subjects of campaign committees should hesitate
i
election the St. Paul Beuieio says
"And there is no reason why both
ns ruc
IGNATIUS DONNELLY, for nearly
half a century prominent in the affairs
rwas
world at large. Here we are more apt
to remember him by reason of his er
ratic political life, while in the larger
circle of his acquaintance he will be
kept in memory more generally*by his
books. ,When the Republicans took
control of the State soon after it had
been admitted to the Union Mr. Don
nelly filled the office of lieutenant gov
ernor and remained with that party
for many years. Finally the spirit of
discontent took hold of him and he al
lied himself with the Democratic party
and from that day the changes of his
political allegiance were frequent.
But with whatever party he cast his
lot, his personal populaity enabled him
take ^art in the affairs of statecraft
and his opponents always had a whole
some fear of his ready wit and scorch
ing invective. Of late his political al
liances have not led to his preferment,
the Populists and Midroaders being in
the minority, but his paper, the Bep
resentative, has through his writings
kept him prominently before the pub
lic. In his death Minnesota loses an
orator, a scholar and an unique char
acter whose place wilL never be filled.
BDlTORs
^v\^
Sw
THE PARTY THAT DOES THINGS.
The Democrats in congress are not
making much headway in opposition
to the carrying out of the Republican
programme. The Republicans may be
depended upon to do business when
they have the chance.Brainerd Trib
une.
4 $-
A WELCOME SUGGESTION.
One of the most welcome suggestions
of the president's recent message was
that the whole Chinese question shall
be referred, if the powers find them
selves unable to agree, to the interna
tional arbitration commission appoint
ed pursuant to the agreement of the
peace conference at The Hague It
would seem as if no more suitable tri
bunal could be imagined, and also,
that there would never be greater need
of its services.Bed Wing BepubUcan.
REPUBLICAN "OPPRESSION
ercise
their campaign speakers on,
pitality to the views of others-^which school funds. Nor did they know the Lind With the commissions the gov
will be most effective if the ob|ec^be object o^he proposed change. Per-
to influence, rather than to vent our liaps the provision will meet a differ-
irritations." en
fate next time."
2iiSfe c-4d
the subject. As a rule, amendments
are not political issues. Speakers in
the last campaign were ignorant of the
present constitutional provision rela
tive to theinvestment of the State u'rers have been issued by Governor
Mr W/
prominent in the
iff \ii \l it/ vl
SAy
Paragraphs
Collected at Our
Exchange
Table.
it/ -v %5
No one can have forgotten the sor
rows of the Porto Ricans or the al
leged iniquities of the Porto Rico tariff
of which we heard so much a few
weeks ago. It was provided in thevoucher,
bill that the 15 per cent, of Dingley
tariff rates levied should be abolished
as soon as the legislature of Porto
Rico should provide other means of
raising revenue. That body is now in
session and there is a strong protest in
it to any change. The representatives
of the Porto Ricans say that no other
method of taxation would furnish the
funds for the island's needs with so
little hardship to the people, and they
are inclined to let the tariff alone.
So perishes another instance of Repub
lican "oppression."Seattle Post-Intel
ligencer
CHANGING THEIR MINDS.
."J!,. d* ._J_U_ ^ration from all United States con
trol have now "consented that th,e in
terests of the people of Cuba require
that the United Staces shall indefinite
occupy Havana, Cienfuegos and Santi
ago, that it shall represent Cuba hi
foreign capitals, and that it shall OX-
COMMENTING on the failure of the
The vision of a fleet of German,
French and other warships appearing
in Cuban waters the moment an inde
pendent Cuban government shall have
been set up, to enforce the payment of
an indefinite number of millions
claimed to be due residents of Europe
an countries for damages inflicted dur
ing the struggle with Spain, as well
as upon bonds of various descriptions,
seems to have had a surprising effect
on the Jacobins of the constitutional
convention. According to La Lucha
perhaps the most intelligent and influ
ential journal published in Havana
these formerly eager advocates of
imular
mediate, unconditional and absolute
TT ...a
power over* the making of
a
vet
aoli loans by whatever Cuban gov
eminent may in the future be estab
lished.VPioneer Press.
$- J J
SAMP OLD SUGGESTION.
The commissions to the members of
the" committee appointed to draft a
new law for a better accounting sys
tem between county auditors and treas
ernor has addressed a letter to the
memberr of the committee, gtMngr and no understanding of itsfpurpose.
them instructions and advice. In^this JffinneapoUs Journal
^m^ ^^nf/ ^^0 ^^0 ^^0 .^^a#
t^.ev.
ti) Phed
\ti
letter he says the auditor should be
the accounting officer of the county
and that he should not only keep the
books, but that all the funds received
by the treasurer should be paid to
him upon the auditor's statement or
as is now done after the tax
lists are returned to the auditor, and
that all disbursements should be made
on the auditor's warrant. This would
reduce the functions of the treasurer
to those of custodian of the public
funds. This system was suggested and
urged years ago by the then public ex
aminer, M. D. Kenyon,, and, if we are
not mistaken, by Mr. Knox who pre
ceded him. It wae never possible,
however, to accomplish the necessary
legislation as the bills prepared in
volved an increase in the salaries of
county auditors and a reduction of
those of the county treasurers, at least
in a measure. The recommendation
is all right, along the proper lines and
should become a law.Stillwater Ga
zette.
4. .5. .5.
BETTER THAN "DISCIPLINE."
The correspondent concedes that
from the point of view of the European,
the Americans were woefully lacking
in discipline, but ha concludes that the
word has a relative meaning and must
be taken with due allowance for the'
qualities of each nationality. The
American is a product of democratic
institutions and customs. Even the
hard and fast lines of distinction be
tween officers and privates in the reg*
army cannot overcome the admir
able feeling of the average American
that he is, as his declaration of inde
pendence asserts, of 41II men, "born
free and equal." Consequently no
such discipline as that of the Russian
army, where the* officers horsewhip
their, men, is possible.i
CLOSING-OUT: SALE.
Store for Rent. Fixtures for Safe.
This is no Fake Sale!
We Quote no Prices!
Having been unable to get a suitable i{\
Hf location we will remove from Princeton
\J January 31, and until then we will sell 'f*
our entire line of Men's, Boys' and Chil-
dren's Suits, Overcoats, Pur Coats, Mack-
inaw Coats, Sheepskin Lined Duck Coats, 2}
Hats, Caps, Furnishing Goods and Shoes,
ilj Ladies' and Misses' Shoes, Gloves and A\
Hosiery /j\
Regardless of Cost.
This is a chance of a lifetime, and if you 5}
are in need of anything in our line it will
\l/ pay you to call and get prices. Remem-
\J ber that these goodsyou must sold
Feb 1,iand they will go at whatever price W
S If
rin
WE
tHscipline
which involved such treatment could
not last a minute in the American
army.'^ The men are not of thaji kind^
lb is impossible to make an automaton
of tbe^American soldier. Thajb yague7
harsh, unbending thing knowjn as dis
cipline is-,
in its extreme conception,
fit only for 'servile and mercenary
troops. /Free7 intelligent, selfj-rgspect
ing men, fighting for a country* and a
cause they love, voluntarily supply
most of the^ qualities that discipline
seeks to give to conscripts and merce
naries, with no heart in their work
WE ARE
Closing Out
1
arbe alreadbefore
it will pay you to buy your clothes 52
{jif for next year. fl
1 THE HUB 8b Clothin to. S
a,,.. Directly across the Street from Pierson's Block.
OUR
W. P. CHASE,/
flanager.
The season has been against us in this line and we find our
selves with a large number of sleds on hand. We would rather
sell them than carry them over and in order to do this we are going
to make inducements to make you buy. We have
gTote Sleds,
Single Sleds,
Upholstered Sleighs,
Business Sleighs.
Anything on runners. We wont quote prices but we will guaran
tee that if you really need a sled our price will suit you. Come in
and let's talk it over.
T. CALEY. I
Foley Bean Lumber
Company
Manufacturers and
Whol&wle Dealer* in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and 5hingIes.I
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com
plete Stock of Building Material.
"**&,
1 ^Jgi&r
pm
j^A ^t?"~
sup
a
Sleds I
I
PRINCETON.

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