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Published Every Thursday.
Business Manager.
HE average Minneapolis policeman
now wears a 13-cent look along with
his star.
HE wild rose and strawberry are
now faded blossoms, while the hay
fever plants are getting ready to be
sneezed at.
IF the semi-arid regions of the west
could only get some of Jihe surplus
water that has been falling in the Mis
sissippi valley lately there would be no
need of irrigation.
WI TH the extinction of political con
ventions by the primary law party
platforms become things of the past
and each candidate becomes a plat
form while each voter is a plank.
ADAM BED E is the UNION'S first
choice for congressman from the eighth
district, and we believe he is the first
choice of the Republican voters (and
not a few Democrats) of Mille Lacs
THERE wasa wonderful amount of
brain force let loose in Minneapolis?
last week at the national convention of
teachers and in the midst of this in
tellectual feast the bribery cases had a
dead and faded look.
HE selection of Editor Mitchell of
the Alexandria Post-News as manager
of the Republican press bureau is a
most excellent choice and he will in
ject some good sound political logic in
the press bulletins that will be issued
for the forthcoming campaign.
SCORE one for the red man. At the
burial in New York last week of the
last direct descendant of the great
chief Powhattan, the medicine man of
the Seneca tribe who performed the
ceremony said "I am not boasting, but
it is true there is no profane word in
any Indian language."
LORD SALISBURY has resigned the
premiership of Great Britain and has
been succeeded by the Right Hon A.
J. Balfour,- the first lord of the treas
ury and leader of the house of com
mons. The retirement of Salisbury
was caused by his advancing age and
desire to be relieved of the duties of
his important office.
MINNESOTA will be favored with the
presence next fall of President Roose
velt, Senator Hanna and Secretary
Wilson, who all expect to be present
at the State fair. President Roose
velt who attended the fair last fall was
an ordinary vice president, while in
the brief space of a single year he
comes again as the chief executive of
the nation. There are few men who
are exalted to such high and lofty
positions in so short a time, and who
stand the exacting test as well as has
the president
HARRY LEHR, leader of the New
York "400" and one of the Newport
dudes, gave a dinner recently in honor
of a money, a Simian pet of his house
hold Some time ago he gave a din
ner to dogs and he is charged with
haying started the Panama hat craze,
which has induced $40-per-month
clerks to wear very expensive head
gear This is not so bad in Lehr, and
then after all, the money and dog fad
are not so worse, only we have consid
erable feeling for the dogs, and the
monkey also
LAFOLLETTE, the "little governor"
of Wisconsin, appears to have won a
most decided victory in the election of
delegates to the state convention that
yesterday met to name a state ticket.
Some of the old stalwarts seem to have
fallen by the wayside and LaFollette
seems to be the Badger Republicans
popular choice. Senator Spooner re
ceived a strong indorsement from the
convention LaFollette and the pri
mary in Wisconsin are on top at the
present time.
HE United States Steel corporation
has advanced the wages of all its em
ployes ten per cent. This will affect
the wages of 100,000 men and will add
$4,000,000 to the annual pay roll of the
corporation. The increase applies to
union and non-union men. The inter
ests that control the anthracite coal
mines might take a lesson from this.
The sum of $4,000,000 is a big amount,
but at the same time is an infinitesimal
percentage of the total amount of the
profits of the steel corporation. But
this is neither here nor there. The
fact remains that the company volun
tarily made the advance and was no
doubt prompted by the best ofmotives.
In an address before the National
Educational association last week
Archbishop Ireland spoke on "Devo
tion to the Truth," and he thought
there ought to be more truth in Jour
nalism. The truth is usually there,
but is "crushed to earth," too often,
but it is a good thing for the world
that the truth is not brought out more
clearly by the press, for what an aw
ful looking picture the world would
make if the press told the truth. The
world as seen in a busy newspaper of
fice and the world as reflected in the
press are indeed two different worlds.
One is the true world with all its warts
and wrinkles, deceit, deception, dishon
or,,joy, ecstacy, delight, sorrow, sin, Re
morse, the dark, and loathsome depths
of shame, and the thrones lit up with
pure and noble sacrifice. What a pic
ture' The world as pictured in the
press has many of these shades, but it
is principally the shadow and not the
substance. Every issue of a great
daily newspaper is a world drama and
to read it the world gets enough of the
lights and shadows of life. To picture
the world in its raw colors and as it
really is would be to make blood start
from a heart of stone.
To extract the truth from the great
mass of news and information that comes
to the average metropolitan paper
is almost an impossibilty. The press
is largely made up of other peoples'
opinions, for the press must depend for
most of its news on press bureaus and
correspondents. The editors cull from
the news that is sent in from these
agencies, giving due prominence to
such items as they see^fit. In this
work they are guided by the policy of
the paper.
It* cannot be denied, ^however, ha
the daily newspaper of the present
time is very unlike the daily newspa
per of fifty years ago when daily news
papers reflected so often the individual
,-^iews of "the editor-in-chief. TJhose
werefthe days of great journalists, who
made their power and influence felt.
But it was not so much a matter of
telling the truth as it was of being
fearless and independent To-day it
is different. Blocks of stock do the
dictating and the editor gets his in
spiration too often from the business
office where the journalistic throttle is
controlled. The editorial page of the
average daily paper ol to-day is made
up of essays and there are few philip
pics. To often ^he press is' wrapped in
municipal and corporate meshes and
there is a string to its opinions. But
times haye changed. A daily news
paper of the present time is not what
it was a few years ago, and it requires
a vast amount of capital and an army
of reporters and writers. This is an
era of composite and not individual
journalism. The editorial "we" is a
thing of the past. It is only a Pulit
zer or a Hearst that can gratify his
individual desires and express opinions
in the field of journalism, but the
yellow hue of such journalism destroys
in a large measure the influences of
the papers for good. In the days when
Horace Greeley was a power and the
New York Tribune ranked* second no
the family bible in the American
household, reading matter was very
scarce and the house that had a bible,
an almanac and a newspaper had a
library. Greeley was a great journal
ist and he made the Tribune a power,
but did he live in the present age of
free public libraries, book agents and
a thousand avenues and agencies for
reading matter and information it
would not be possible for him to reach
the zenith which he did in journalism.
Then, too, journalism has changed
radically in the last few years. The
paragraph has taken the place of the
"leader'^ or long1
editorial, as light
opera has taken the -place of tragedy.
The editorial page is not read nor
studied in these days like it was years
ago when people were not as well in
formed as at present, and yet in this
respect the press is yet a great power
for good or evil, for it has an awful
leverage in shaping opinion where the
papers are such that the public has
confidence in them. But the network
of features in the great dailies of the
present time are confusing to the aver
age reader who picks out.such matter
as is of particular interest and leaves
the rest unread. The public is ex
acting, competinon is keen and the
paper to be a success must be up and
doing. It is not so much a devotion to
the truth as it is devotion to duty and
that duty as seen through journalistic
eyes is to get the news out in 'such a
manner as will sell papers, get circula
tion and advertising, for the soul of
the newspapers is the business office.
With all its faults however, the daily
newspaper is a power for good and
while soulless it is not harmless by a
long Shot.
With the country p$per all is differ-
ent. It directly reflects the individ
uality of the editor who is "we" with
a big W, and there are just as many
kinds of country papers as there-are
Our readers will hear much the com
ing fall fr6m the opposition who will
charge the Republican par),y with be
ing responsible for the trusts, a name
we admit that does not sound well, but
which nevertheless stands for a legiti
mate phase of modern commercial de
velopment. The solution of the trust
problem is in the governmental control
of the same. Trade laws and customs
make it possible for trust control of
trade and territory covered by the
same, and it ought to be and is possible
for government control of the corpora
tions and commercial combinations
that seek to control trade. The Re
publican party is no more responsible
for trusts than Baalam's ass is for the
Democratic party. Trusts have ex
isted in European countries for many
years and a report by Consul General
Mason of Berlin gives an interesting
account of the manner of the develop
ment of the trust era in Germany and
the system of government control. The
German trusts or trade combinations
have built up industrial Germany, but
there is such a rigid supervision over
the trusts by the government that
there is no distrust on the part of the
people who have faith in them. Ger
man trusts have used their power in a
conservative manner, and have not
sought to prevent speculation and
overproduction. They have through
long contracts and fixed prices steadied
values and given regular employment
to labor. The element of publicity is
the most important factor used in the
control of German trusts. Every de
tail of corporate organization is under
rigid government inspection. There
are periodical publications showing
the condition of the affairs of each cor
poration in any way connected with a
trust and a faithless or dishonest di
rector or official goes to prison under
conviction the same as any ordinary
law breaker. The same system will
have to be adopted in this country be
fore the people will have much confi
dence in trusts. Trusts should have
no more rights or powers than individ
uals, and after all trusts as a rule are
directed by a single individual or one
master director who is clothed with
almost unlimited powers. The gov
ernment's duty to the people does not
cease until it shows*to the individual
apd the individuals connected with
trade combinations their limit of trade
HE appalling calamity at the Cam
bria mines near Johnstown, Pa., and
the dreadful loss of life attending 'the
same, is but another chapter to the
mine horrors throughout the country
that are getting to be all too common.
There does not seem to be any excuse
for these oft occurring deadly mine
accidents and it is yevident that some
one is at fault. The probability is
that there are plenty of laws on the
statute books but that like many other
laws they are not properly enforced.
As a rule a miner's life is not consid
ered worth as much as that of a mule.
Laying aside the matter of the loss of
human lives it would seem that the
property losses were great enough to
warrant more rigid examination and
control of mines On the other hand
there are probably many accidents
that occur from the acts of careless
minerS'Over which laws and constant
warnings by officials of the companies
have no control.
PORTIONS of eastern North Dakota
and the Red River valley in Minnesota
were swept early Tuesday evening by
a most terrific tornado and cyclone
which continued on its course later in
the evening southward over Minne
sota, leaving destruction in its path
and wiping out hundreds of thousands
of dollars worth of grain. No reliable
estimates can be made at the present
time of the damage wrought by the
storm of wind and hail., Tn parts of
the country tributary to Fergus Falls
hail stones measuring from four to
twelve inohes in circumference are re
ported to have fallen. Hail stones
were picked up in the vicinity of Park
ers Prairie and Henning eight inches
deep the morning after the storm
which at those points fell 'early in
Jhe evening. The crops in western
Stearns county are reported damaged'
all of $125,000. Corn is said to be al
most a total loss in that section and
wheat and other crops will .average
less than one-third in many places.
The storm was quite severe around
and in the vicinity of Duelm where it
is said much damage was done to prop
erty and growing crops. The storm
king seemed to have reigned all over
the country on/ Tuesday as the east
was also visited by a destructive storm.
The,count that does countdiscount.
The gentlemen's shire waist is now
on the dump.
The dull Plattitudes of the New York
boss are becoming awful.
Courts are at work a great deal of
the time on trial balances.
These good dry hot days are making
all kinds of corners on corn.
The dual purpose cow will generally
do all that is expected of her.
Policemen are as a rule not much of
a success. I is so hard for them to
There is pretty apt to be a lot of
secondary candidates in the primary
The Indiana Beveridge ought to
furnish a mighty good tonic for the
fall campaign.
Liberty has her freedom again now
that the Fourth of July orators are
through with her.
A St. Paul merchant returned some
Limberger cheese because it was im
purethat is to say it wasn't rotten
DoctorDo you breath any easier
PatientYes, doctor my daughter
played a very refreshing air on the
organ a short time ago.
Farmer JoeWife, I have just bought
you a fine 18-karet ring.
WifeWhy, Joe, I never knew they
made rings out of carrots, and then I
much prefer a gold ring.
The St. Paul Globe inquires "Is a
frog a fish?" Hardly, but there area
lot of fishermen who wish many times
they were. It would save them that
tired feeling on returning home.
Up near Mora they have discovered
the remains of some prehistoric mon-
ster.' That's nothing, just wait until
they commence excavating up around
Mille Lacs lake for a railroad. There's
where you will get your monsters.
HooliganThe law of compensation
is a queer thing, Moriarity.
MoriarityAnd phawt is it like,
HooliganWell, to illustrate We
walk twenty miles and secure an appe
tite, and then walkwe walk
MoriarityBut never mind about
that, Hooligan, you make me tired.
Where do we eat?
Here is a fisherman's log. It was
picked up on the street the other day:
5 A M.Worms and lunch 5.80
Breakfast. 7At lake 8Anchored
9A bite 9:02Bait: 9:50Bite 9 52
Frog 10 30Bite (for the fisherman,
the fish was not in itthe boat): 11
Rained 12 M.Dinner 1 to 3Siesta
with refreshments 3:12Anchored
4:30Bite, bate, bite, bateexcite
mentbitefishpulled hardsnag
4:57Refreshments 5 10Bite 5:30
Rain 6-Supper 7^Rain 7:30Kid
with fish 7:35Kid with quarter, fish
erman with fish 9.30Homefamily
waiting at the doorgreat delight at
sight of fishbut you must be tired,
dear boyjoy and sympathy9:38
Luncheats up everything in the
houseappetite abnormal and stom
ach as deep as a crater 10Cleans
fish 10.30Bed 'Home Sweet Home"
with variations.
Would Build a Sewer.
S. S. Petterson, Dr. Neumann, N. E.
Jesmer and others are agitating the
construction of a sewer which would
give service to the high school build
ing and a number of residents west
and in the immediate vicinity of the
same, also the Commercial hotel, and
the business houses on Main street up
to the Princeton drug store .corner.
Those interested are in favor of put
ting in the sewer at their own expense
and letting it become the property of
the village.
Piano Recital.
Prof. Howe of the Radabusb Music
Co. of St. Paul gave a piano recital at
the Farnham hall last Friday night,
using such instruments as are handled
here in Princeton by Mrs. Guy Ewing.
Prof. Howe played on the Cecilian at
tachment, a self piano player, that
anyone can operate whether they un
derstand music or not. The program
of instrumental music rendered dur
ing the evening delighted the large
audience that was present.
New Potato Warehouse.
S. H. Hall & Co who are putting
up two potato warehouses at Big Lake
this summer, intend to put up a ware
house at Princeton also which will be
ready for the fall trade. W. H. Hall,
a brother of the potato dealer, and who
has charge of the work on the ware
houses at Big Lake, was in Princeton
last night to make preparations for the
work on the Princeton warehouse that
will be 28x48 feet, with capacity ftr
twenty cars.
No one required on load
Binding Twine
$ 3^5 fid
Beats Maud every time.
Most convenient device for
handling hay ever made.
And the only sling that cannot be unlocked by accident while in the load
With the Law device you can handle your hay more easily, more quickly
and economically Call and inspect the carrier and sling You will use
no other Remember we carry all kindo Hatools
M-*itiUiMJ& VYIiiC? and of the best quality.
Machine Oils and everything for the harvest time.
A t
Maud Muller
Looked sweet and pretty to the teamed judge when
she "raited the meadow sweet with hay," but
Law's Steal Carrier
and Sling
Sood sound and well broken native horses
just arrived for the new sale barns in Prince
ton. A splendid lot of $
I Draft & Driving Horses
and one of the best lot of horses
that ever came to Princeton.
If you are looking for some .good sound workhorses or stylish and thoroughlj
broken drivers that you wont be ashamed of, do not fail to inspect these horses
I have opened a regular Sale Stable at the Woodman barns near the West
Branch bridge, and shall keep on hand at all times a fine lot of horses
A 1500 pound Percheron Stallion four years old will make the
season at the barn.
Terms cash or on time. frinCetOn, Minn.
We at agents f01 the Piano
HarvesUng Machine? y.
^0*0 "I
Your%m WifeJ'P^^^^^^J^j
Cash paid for Second-hand
goods or taken in exchange.
Has no -doubt been remarking for some time that she
needed a new carpet or some draperies to make the home
more cozy and inviting. We have got just what she
wants. Our line of carpets, and rugs, too, include some
very beautiful designs and patterns and the prices are
within the reach of all. In draperies we have just placed
on sale some very dainty and artistic creations. W
bought these goods right and will sell them right. Be sure
and call and look over our stock.
Remember we handle an
endless variety of goods,
both new and second hand.
^-^fc-^^^ ^-^_ i_^_q_
BURRELL & CAMPBELL, Proprietors,
I 4 4 I 4
4 Princeton, Minn.

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