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THE PRINCETON UNION
,J' *M By R. C. DUNN. fl^^_ PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.^ TERMS, $1.00 Per Year in Advance. $1.35 Not Paid in Advance. OFFICE FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE. Q. 1. STAPLES, Business Manager. GEO. P. WRIGHT, Editor. A RECOUNT of the votes at Duluth appears to make the municipal contest so close one can hear a pin drop. EGGS are now selling at almost three cents a piece on the Chicago market, and the vintage is more or less uncer tain at that. DURING the past year the city of Portland exported goods and merchan dise to the amount of $10,381,'732 and the city of Tacoma exported nearly $23,000,000 worth of goods. "^HE way in which the lower house of congress passed the war tax repeal bill took the breath out of some of the old staid and very methodical mem bers. It was a refreshing bit of legis lative procedure. HE federal industrial commission has shut up its office and gone out of business because the money appropria ted by congress is all gone and the usefulness of the commission has ceased by limitation of law. The assets of the commission area lot of out-of-date reports. LA ST week the South was visited with a heavy snow storm that blocked street car traffic in the city of Atlanta, and factories had to shut down because the employes could not get to work. This sounds much like northern talk. Come home, all you northern resident ers, before you all freeze to death. PROF. THOS. SHAW objects to the legislature repealing the dog tax law passed at the last session of the legisla ture. The tax was to afford a fund to settle claims arising from the destruc tion of sheep by dogs, but the trouble seems to be that there are no dogs in the several counties when the assessor comes around. IT is said that the southern railroads are going to make strong efforts to in duce settlers to locate on the fertile lands of the south, including southern California, and Texas and western Louisiana where there are millions of acres still left for the husbandman. At the rate northern lands are settling up it will not be long before settlers will be obliged to seek cheap land in the south. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S "memo randum" on the Schley case has been given to the printer and will be ready for the public in a few days. Mr. Roosevelt holds that while Schley acted courageously in the engagement up to the time the loop was executed, he then lost his nerve and turned the Brooklyn away from the enemy's ship, instead of towards them. It is said to be Roosevelt's opinion that the Brook lyn should have turned in the direction the enemy's vessels were taking, and not away from them. HE "Wadena Tribune well says in a recent editorial on the question of agitating local and public matters: "Every town has some bad features which might easily be eradicated were it not for the element which always wants something covered up for the sake of appearances How much this cover ing process costs the taxpayers very few &eem to realize Agitation of public matters in the proper way in the news papers or otherwise, is the people's strongest safeguard It is an indica tion of a wideawake community, in which the people are keeping a close watch of their interests and are de termined that the public functions shall not be administered by unscru pulous individuals whose aim is always to cover up their misdeeds and court public favor by misrepresentation." HE St. Paul Dispatch is no champ ion of the Grout bill which seeks to tax oleomargarine colored to imitate but ter ten cents a pound. The Dispatch is in favor of the minority report on the Grout bill which requires oleomai garine to be put up in pound prints and each print to be impressed with large letters showing that it is oleo margarine. In this there could be no deception. The Dispatch says: "Can didly, if butter cannot stand competi tion with oleomargarine made and sold under such conditions then there must be something radically wrong with butter." All of which is very true, and the same rule might with equal force apply to shoddy goods, eh? Simply mark the shoddy goods so the green and unsuspecting buyer can tell what he is getting. If it is right to protect the dairy interests it is right to pro tect the woolen interests of the country. PRACTICAL FORESTRY. A most interesting report 1B that of Gifford Pinchot, forester of the Bureau of Forestry, at Washington, which, by the way, is a very important branch of the federal government. The report is for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1901, and it goes into the matter of forest cultivation, preservation and reserve in a way that reveals a great work- that is being done through the assistance oi the government to culti vate the forests of the country and to preserve those that we have, and to put them in such shape as will make them of value in yearns to come. The Bureau of Forestry is called upon to give practical assistance and advice in the management of national, State and private forests of about 50,- 000,000 of acres, an area larger than that covered by the State of Nebraska. The bureau is a branch of the agricul tural department of the government, and the cultivation and preservation of forests is looked upon as just as im portant as the cultivation of the pro ducts of the farm, the raising of live stock, etc. In fact, intelligent forestry in a practical sense is a question that may well be considered with all seriousness, as the matter of water supply and timber supply in the years to come will be a very important ques tion. It really is to day, though so many give little thought to the matter. Since October, 1898, the bureau has given assistance in the management of nearly 3,000,000 acres of private lands. In co-operating with farmers, lumber men and others in the management of forest lands, the bureau has done so in order to create practical examples of conservative management of private forest lands. During the past year the report says that fourteen timber tracts, representing nearly 800,000 acres, were examined and working plans made for the development of the growth of the timber and the cutting of such por tions of the same as are fit for the ax. One of these tracts was 100,000 acres of timber land, the property of the Sawyer & Austin Lumber Co., of Arkansas, which tract it is said is favorable for practical forestry. A detailed work ing plan was also made for the Deering Harvester Co., which owns a 50,000 acre tract of timber land in Missouri. This forest is made up of some excel lent hard timber, but is interspersed with trees of very little commercial value, and how to foster by cutting the reproduction of the hard woods, is a subject that the bureau is looking into. Here is a firm that uses in its business a vast amount of hard* wood timber, and it readily sees that unless some means are adopted to preserve the hard wood timber land by reproduc tion, it will only be a short time before there will be no good hard timber for their business. Another tract that was gone over by the bureau was one in Massachusetts of 1,600 acres, consist ing wholly of second growth timber from 15 to 40 years old The first growth hacTbeen all cut and it was the object of the bureau to ascertain to what extent the cutting away of un promising and malformed trees would improve the growth of the merchant able trees, and working plans on a trac,t of this character were made for the owner. Up in Maine, located on the Penobscot river, near Moosehead and Chesuncook lakes, is a forest tract of 350,000 acres, owned by the Great Northern Paper Co. The forest is composed chiefly of spruce and fur, with a varying mixture of hard woods. The bureau is at work on getting a system of working plans for this big tract of timber The bureau has made working plans for lumbering much of the timber located on the New York State Forest Preserve, most of which is located in the Adirondack mountains. Any one interested in practical forestry should send for bulletin No. 30, issued by the bureau. This bulletin gives in a most elaborate manner the working plan for township 40, in Hamilton county, N. Y., which is in the New York State Forest Preserve. The bureau is doing a great work in looking after the public forests of the government, and in the Black Hills Forest Reserve much valuable work is being done. This is practically a pure forest of western yellow pine, and re markable for the abundance of its reproduction and its adaptation to practical forestry. Upon its preserva tion depends the timber to supply the needs of the great mining industry in that section, and to control the water supply. Another matter that the bu reau looks into is that of sheep grazing in the forest areas, and is studying those matters that concern the forest and grazing interests. The tree planting section of the bu reau is doing great work, and it is being demonstrated that commercial plantations are profitable in the middle west. Private land owners and rail- &* road companies are beginning to real ize the need and necessity of planting forests of such timber aeris needed for commercial purposes. Forest raising is of more concern at the present time than forest cutting. Out in the Bitter Hoot valley In Montana, some walnut timber of eighteen years growth was taken to the mill not long since and the timber measured eight and one half inches at the. butt. All through the middle west may be seen some very fine forests of trees that are grown to supply railroad ties, telegraph and telephone poles, posts, etc. It has been estimated that a cross-tie for a rail road will be worth fifteen years hence 75 cents. The telegraph lines of the country require 600,000 poles annually, at a cost of not less than a million dol lars, and the telephone and electric car lines use ad many more. It is esti mated that the railroads of the country require 90,000,000 cross-ties for renew als each year, taking the timber from an estimated area of 200,000 acres. Then there is the timber that the street railway and suburban lines use annu ally. Conditions are such in the tim ber supply of the country-that call for a system of forest cultivation. The diminution of natural timber in the Mississippi valley has been gradual. In the Wabash valley in Indiana, the only timber left is "on the banks of the Wabash." Little timber is left in western Iowa and Missouri. The val leys of eastern Kansas, which formerly produced large quantities of black wal nut and burr oak have mostly been cleared. Arkansas has a good supply, but the saw mills are at work night and day[to cut the merchantable tim ber. There is a little red cedar in Missouri and the eastern Indian terri tory, but it will not last long. The red cedar in the Platte valley, in Ne braska, has all been cut, and the same story can be told of most all the coun try in the middle west. But with an intelligent system of forest cultivation in those sections where the timber has all disappeared, there need be little fear of future generations having to go without wood and timber. Since the above was put in type we notice that the Illinois Central rail road is making preparations to plant catalpa- trees along its line of road from Chicago to New Orleans. These trees will not only be planted along the line of the road but also at stations along the road. Over 200,000 of these trees will be planted and they will be grown for timber for cross ties. Dur ing the last few years the company has experienced great difficulty in secur ing sufficient desirable timber for ties and now intends to raise its own tim ber. Along with this tree planting the company will also have in mind the beautifying of the station grounds along the road. SENATOR DOLLIVER in addressing the joint session of the Iowa legisla ture recently said in the course of his remarks: "There never has been a time and there never will be a time, when an American industry, making an unequalled and even a precarious fight with foreign competitors, will not find among our people the spirit of encouragement and helpfulness ex pressed in the laws of the United States. And 3 et nobody is any longer blind to the fact that with many of the industries of the United States the rates of duty which, in 1897 were re garded as reasonable, and were in fact reasonable, have since that time, ow ing to the curious development of our industrial and commercial life become unnecessary, and in many cases even absurd. They stand on our statute books today no longer a shield for American labor, but they have, in many cases, been turned as a weapon of offense against the American mar ket. I believe that I speak for the average judgment and good sense of the whole community of Iowa when I say that these defects in our laws ought to be corrected, and I express confidence that the congress of the United States will be able, in a spirit friendly to the principles upon which the protective tariff rests, to correct these defects in a businesslike way, unless we are compelled to admit that congress has become helpless in the presence of questions like these." "THE flowers that bloom in. the spring, tra la," are not to be sneezed at. There are over 6,000 establish ments in this country that raise flow ers and ornamental trees and shrubs, and 34,000 acres of improved land are used by these florists and nurserymen. The value of the land and buildings used by these establishments is $50,- 619,866, of which $22,654,756 represents the buildings alone. The value of all the products, including the flowers grown in their green houses and fields, and the various farm crops on the lands controlled by them, is $18,387*420, aa* WSb^mSSSmS^s. i $f$RUM-iNATWNS. fcaes* I Si s* "*K% l_ A diamond thief always makes a brilliant record. The opinion of a confectioner is al ways a candid one. The city dailies are all installing dot editors, and they are all counts. Some call the age we are living in the iron age. It must be so for there is plenty of steal in it. Croker, the ex-Tammany chief, will make his son a dairy farmer. The old man himself was pretty clever at milk ing. They launched a ship in Duluth last week. It was sent out onto the ice in the bay on runners and will be floated next July. This is the time of year when the hen overhauls its egg-manufacturing mechanism, and gets ready for Easter blue-prints. Between the legislative proceedings and the patent medicine ads in the metropolitan papers good reading is hard to find. And our Emmet has been "caught on the Wing" by the Minneapolis Journal. But then, Emmet, there are others in the same fix. Gov. Taft says we have some splen did timber in the Philippines. That may be true enough, but it's an awful long wty from home. The Pioneer Press refers to our member of the Minnesota House of Representatives as Representative Works. From this we take it that Mark is it. When the house gets on its dignity an ordinary committee that can poke itself away back in some little room on the upper floor of the capitol and swell up, is made to feel like a defaced coin. The report of the Pan-American board of Commissioners has been pub lished and shows an unexpected bal ance of just thirty cents in the treas ury. It can be transferred to the St. Louis commission fund if necessary. The Presbyterians who are working on a new creed at Philadelphia pass up infant damnation, and deny that the church ever promulgated such a doctrine. Supposing it did, the world never took any stock such a "declar ation of faith." The great trouble with religion inside the churches has been that it was well-nigh "creeded" to death. The question "Resolved, That Blondes are Preferable to Brunettes" was discussed at the armory at the Minnesota university the other night, and the orators pounded the subject until it was black and blue. The next topic for discussion will be, "Resolved, That Mother-in-Laws are of More Benefit to Mankind Than the Seven Year Itch/' Now, this is too bad, indeed. The St. Anthony Study Circle has discov ered that an error has been made in naming the State flower, and instead of "cypripedium colcecalus" the correct botanical name is "cypripedium regm- te." The legislature will be asked to make the correction. How timely the discovery, and the legislature will rush to the rescue with a whoop. In the course of time a well-to do business man from the North Star State was "gathered to his fathers," and as he journeyed up to an outpost at St. Peter's he was challenged by the guard. "Who are you?" inquired the officer. "I am Belated Believer, of Horn pike, Minn." "Have you any credentials?" "Yes, sirheve is a write-up in the 'Great Men of Horn pike,' that cost me $50, and here area few words the min ister said," and he handed them to the saintly sentinel, who went in and looked over the records, presently re turning, and inquired: "Did you ever pay any taxes in Min nesota?" "Yes sir," replied the man from Minnesota. "Got the record?" "No sir." "Well never mind to return, we have it. Here it is, for one year, and that last year. It is a follows: To State revenue, 13 cents, to State school and university funds, 17 cents you paid to your county for running expenses the sum of-^7 cents, and gave the poor fund, 16 cents. To your village you paid 33 cents for revenue, and for the maintainance of your schools you paid $1.42. Your tax record is quite clear. I cannot allow you to pass toward the big gate yonder. Just turn back, go about three miles and make a quick turn to your left. There's a car leaves every two minutes that runs down, to Sulphur Springs." ^"s^Mt TH E SMITH PREMIER, WILL FULLY MEET YOUR EVERY TYPE WRITER REQUIRE- MENT BUILTRIGHT WORKS RIGHT. USED BY THE LEAD- ING MANUFACTURER S AND MERCHANTS EVERYWHERE, BECAUSE THE MOST ECONOMICAL TO OWN. ^x-L PRINTEDWATTERFREE^ UfeSMITff PREMIER. TYPEWRITER COMPANY No 325 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, Minn. W hy Pay Out Money for Endowment Insurance. You do not pay out but ]ust as -when you deposit jour surplus funds in a bank for security and interest only your deposits in the Home Life Insurance Company of New York yield more than any bank deposits in the country and the legal reserve which is car ried as a liability for the protection of all outstanding business makes it absolutely secure See GUY EWINQ to-daj for the best there is in insurance Room 4 I O O Block Princeton, Minn. S. LONG Has built up a splendid business and earned an enviable reputation by handling only dependable SHOES AGENTS FOR W.LDOUGLAS SHOES BEST IN THE WORLD. For Breakfast. A person who has a day work to do should have a good breakfast to start the day with A glance at our Breakfast' windows which this week is composed entirely of Breakfast fixings will help you to a few Breakfast" suggestions Breakfast Drinkables, Gramo Ceylon Tea Postum Cereal Caramel Cereal English Breakfast Tea Fine Java and Mocha Coffee Baker and VanHouten Cocoa Breakfast Eatables, Vitqs Granola Grape-nuts Flaked Rice Granose Flakes Cream of Wheat Ralston's Breakfast Food Try some of our fresh 8 cent dates chopped with your breakfast food, it's anew breakfast notion (t White Star Coffees" None better for breakfast AT Tel. 23 WALKERS A C. SMITH, ie&rmmm i rm XWM PETERSON'S SANITARIUM, (ESTABLISHED 1899.) 3^ This Is a new brick building, fitted in ap-^ proved style with every necessity for the treat ment of any class of oases ..The staff consists of the following medical gentlemen Dr. C. W Bishop, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Dr. W Wright, General Surgery and Gynecology Dr. L. Amaitage, General Medicine and Diseases of Women and Children Terms reasonable For further information apply to PETERSON, Superintendent Princeton, Minn PROFESSIONAL CARDS. O.C.TARBOX, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON County Physician of Mille Lacs county Surgeon of Great Northern R'y Office over Jack Drug Store Telephone 18. Residence Cor Central ave and Oak street Princeton, a Minn ROSS CALEY, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office in Person Block Princeton A.ROSS, JV-ALIHER & SMITH, Min ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Carew Block, Mam Street Princeton. BUSINESS CARDS. BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS. A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars Main Street, Princeton A. ROSS, UNDERTAKER. Coffins and Caskets, from the cheapest to the best grades always on hand An embalming fluid used which brings dis colored corpses back to natural color Also dealer in granite and marble monuments. Princeton Mu Dealer in FRESH AND SALT MEATS, Lard Poultry Fish and Game in Season Telephone 51 Princeton Minn 1 V. WICKLUND, UNDERTAKER, EMBALMER. A new and complete assortment of coffins and caskets always on hand Bodies prepared and kept from discoloring and full charge taken of funeral services if desired Tillh5 eg nagon trust oc tillverkar sielf likkistorna Office Mam street, Princeton, Minn Pianos, Organs. Having accepted a position with the Metro politan Music Co of Minneapolis, I am pre pared to sell pianos or organs on the most reasonable terms and easy payments I shall take special pains to get you what you want. Write or call on me at Princeton, Minn Mrs. Annie Ewing. T. F. NORTON, Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. COVE, MINN. I have 100 good business lots for sale at this place at reasonable prices, also lots, blocks, and acres suitable for summer homes on Murray Beach, affording a mile of beautiful sandy beach with fine shady drives through large oak, maple, birch, and basswood timber, on the south shore of Beautiful Mille Lacs Lake, the geographical center of Minnesota and the future great health and summer resort of the northwest I also have some fine Timber and Meadow Lands in Mille Lacs and adjoining counties, and im proved lands near to school church, and store The Mille Lacs Country offers all the advantages of the far frontier cheap lands and business opportunities, and yet we are in the very heart of the State WRITE FOB PRICES. O.H.BUCK O.J. CRAVENS BUCK & CRAVENS, Blacksmiths. All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly and promptly done. We make a specialty off HORSESHOEING and PLOW WORK. First street PRINCETON. IMPROVED FARMS Fine meadows, pastures, timber and brush lands listed and sold at reason able rates. If you wish to sell your farm call on or address the undersigned, giv ing price, terms, discription, character and improvement of same. Intending buyers will receive complete informa tion upon application. We can suit your wants LASON-SCHMIDT LAND CO. *t ^PRINCETON, MINN. Offlce'ln Carew Block. 4fc.