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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. bUNN. PublisHed Every Thursday. TERMSS1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. Si.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANDE. OFFICE: FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE. Q. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. GEO. P. WRIGHT, Editor. BY the way, has Aggie got on the lyceum bureau lists yet? KING EDWARD is losing his voice. Take him out to a race and see. MONTANA Republicans have en dorsed President Roosevelt for 1904. Next. Spare the president from the doctors. Ditto bulletins. This will be his only salvation. HE Minnetonka Record has com menced to discuss the ice boats for the coming winter. And the grape crop is not all in. NEW YORK Democrats nominated a man for governor by the name of Coler and then declared for the government control of coal. HE government will soon have a thirteen-cent stamp on the market. It is for the use of Uncle Sam's super stitious patrons. HE Republican state convention of Michigan has endorsed Russell A. Al ger for United States senator. Ferry has gone to seed. EDITOR FOLSOM of the Braham Journal has had his name changed to Way. Now, Wilbur, you can go way back and sit down. As between a lot of gouty million aires down on Wall street and the pres ident we think the people will take the man at the White House. A THIRD lock is needed at the Soo to take care of the increasing lake commerce which we don't seem to be able to unlock fast enough. Now that the primary election is over we presume that we will hear more of our old friend, Sugar Beet, and the man with the hoe in the sugar beet field. HE apple crop is a good one this year, and Novia Scotia is importing from 15,000 to 30,000 barrels from Bos ton, something that is very rare in the apple trade of the East^ The coal barons have decided to let the poor people of New York have a little coal. Unless this thing is set tled soon the people will do a little dictating to the coal barons about who will have the coal and how much they will have. SECRETARY SHAW unlocked $105,- 000,000 of circulating medium lor good security and collateral, and showed the Wall street financiers what a common sense, level-headed and practical Iowa banker and business man could do. The gentlemen of Wall street can take off their hats to a man by the name of Shaw. CONGRESSMAN LITTLEFIELD is of the same opinion as President Roose velt regarding the control of the trusts. He believes that there should be a constitutional amendment giving congress power to control the trusts. If every one of our law makers was as anxious to control trusts as is the president, and if they were all as hon est and as sincere in their motives there would be no need of a constitu tional amendment. Honesty, fairness and sincerity of purpose on the part of public men is needed more than any additional legislation. Legislation and constitutional amendments will never suffice so long as our law makers are allowed to spar for wind and pres tige ad libitum. AT the services at the Methodist church last Sunday night Rev. Gratz alluded in a very severe and denuncia tory manner to the wild and noisy shouting at the Sunday ball games at the fair grounds, at times when funerals are passing near by and where but a few rods away the saddest of all life's sorrowlul dramas is being enacted. Rev. Gratz is not alone in his feelings of disgust over these occurrences. The base ball enthusiasts would not, we think, wilfully profane the sorrowful solemnity of a funeral, but they do nevertheless, and it has been of fre quent occurrence the past summer. Most of the people will take no special exception to Sunday base ball, pro vided the sport does not disturb such sorrowful affairs as funerals nor mar the peace and quiet of those who do not believe in noisy Sunday sports. The feelings of all should be considered, and above all things else let us show respect for the dead and those who mourn. WHY PRINCETON IS &RIENDI.Y TO J. J. HIZL. New-qpmers cannot appreciate the conditions that existed in Princeton prior to the building of the Great Northern branch from Elk River to Milaca the old-timers can. After the lumber trade had dropped off and finally dwindled away altogether, and before the advent of the railroad, Princeton was on its last legs. There was no cash market here for anything the farmers had to sell Elk River was the nearest railroad town, and the twenty miles stretch of road between here and there was a fright our busi ness men were disheartened and dis couraged there were no improvements being made either in the village or surrounding country the best farms could hardly be given away wild land was not considered worth the taxes, and everybody was struggling under crushing loads of debt. It was con ceded on every hand that our only sal vation was a railroad connection with the outside world. There was not a business man in Princeton or a farmer within a radius of five or six miles of the place who would not willingly have given half of what he possessed for assurances of a railroad/to Princeton. It must not be understood that no efforts were being made during those dark years of business depression and stagnation by the citizens of Princeton to secure a railroad. It would require columns to tell of the fruitless endeav ors in that direction and of the heart breaking disappointments. At last Mr. J. J. Hill came to the rescue and the long-sought for railroad was a re ality. It is unnecessary in this article to enlarge on the benefits conferred on Princeton and surrounding country by the railroad. Is it any wonder that old-timers have a friendly feeling for Mr Hill and his road? Is it to be wondered at that our people do not join in senseless denunciation of Mr. Hill? There are those who will ex claipa, "Oh, Mr. Hill built the Prince ton branch because he knew it would pay." We venture the assertion that no other man would have built the road with the expectation of realizing anything out of the investment. As a matter of fact the road did not pay running expenses for years after it was built. Bonuses aggregating $100,000 were offered for the construction of a narrow guage between Princeton and Anoka, and several thousand dollars were expended by C. H. Rines, F. M. Campbell, I. S. Mudgett^ and- other public-spirited citizens of Princeton and Anoka in making surveys, but capitalists could not be induced to touch the projectthey could not see any money in it. Had it not been for J. J. Hill's business sagacity Princeton would still have been destitute of rail road facilities and the grass would have been growing on its streets to-day. Princeton owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Hill, that it can never repay. After giving us a railroad, Mr. Hill, in order to make business for the road, invested heavily in manufacturing enterprises at Milaca and encouraged the brick making industry in our town. Our brick-makers have no better customer than the Great Northern Company, and that company never misses an op portunity to advertise Princeton brick. The same is true of the lumber industry at Milaca. It is only a question of time, and a short time at that, when the Great Northern will extend its line from Milaca to Mille Lacs lake and be yond: then the north end of our county will grow and prosper as the south end of the county is now growing and pros pering. Thte building of the splendid new depot at Princetona depot good enough for a city of 50,000 inhabitants is another evidence of Mr, Hill's good will and friendjiness for the people of Princeton and vicinity. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT proposes to take the bull by the horns and see if he cannot bring about a settlement of the coal miners' strike. He has sent invitations to the presidents of the coal-carrying roads and to Mr. Mitch ell, president of the United Mine Workers of America to meet him at the White House in conference on Oc tober^. In his note to the gentlemen who cannot adjust their differences the president informs them that the coal supply has become a matter of concern to the whole nation. The president may not have the direct power north authority to adjust this vexed prob lem, but it must be remembered that he has broken more than one bucking broncho. IT is reported that an editor of a Grantsburg (Wis.) paper is lost in the woods in Burnett county. Don't be lieve it a minute. When that editor is heard from it will have been discov ered that he has a brand new townsite and a patent inside, double-devil or namented weekly paper going in full blast. SOME of the leading citizens of Bos ton have filed a bill in equity in the Massachusetts supreme'court and ask that a receiver be appointed for the coal companies and coal carrying roads The petitioners ask that a receiver be appointed for the benefit of all con cerned, on the same terms and manner and with such agents and servants and with such rates of wages and other conditions of employment, and at such prices for goods produced and sold as the court shall from time to time ad judge proper. The bill in equity has been filed on the assumption that the people have some rights in the matter and that the people have aright in the mines to the extent that the mines shall be operated forthwith and that coal be placed on the markets for im mediate consumption, and that they have the right to have the coal trans ported at once for delivery at the va rious points throughout the country. The theory is a true one. If the coal op erators were manufacturing deep down in the earth a lot of jumping jacks and rag dolls, etc., that the public did not have to have to turn the wheels of commerce and keep body and soul to gether no one would care a rip how long the trouble kept up, but coal is one of the necessities of life and the people must have it or know the rea son why, and there must be a better reason than hoggishness and pig headedness on the part of some of the parties involved in the trouble. The American Spud has resigned in favor of King Coal. Retail coal dealers can sell milk and soft drinks for a change. The eoal dust on the docks at^the head of the lakes is being put up in bottles which are being sold as souve nirs. The average dweller in the northern clime^ now goeth down to his cellar and muses to himself, "What Might Have Bin." Those who have a short supply of coal on band can sell the same and en joy a winter's outing in sunny climes and pay for all kinds of aristocratic side issues. The beautiful autumnal tints ordi narily suffice to inspire dull and stupid nature, but with coal classed as precious gems it takes a mighty fine collection of post-graduate foliage to enthuse and inspire. F. D. McClellan returned last Friday from his trip to Nome and points in Alaska where he spent some time look ing over the mining developments of that country, and giving his attention to some interests he has there. On his return he stopped at North Dakota where Mrs. McClellan has been visit ing and she returned home with him. He stopped at Battle Lake, Minn., for a few days to look after his business interests at that place. Mr. McClellan says that he left Nome the latter part of August and when he came down there was a heavy travel to the states He says that most of the returning miners are bringing considerable gold with them this year. Rev. Moxie returned last Saturday from Hawarden, Iowa, where he has been for the past month looking after some repairs and improvements he made on his property there which was damaged by a severe storm that passed through that section last summer. Mr. Moxie says that times are good in that section and that it is hard to em ploy labor. The frost caught a lot of corn there this year which was unfor unate for the farmers and stockmen. Land has doubled in value in the last six years in that section. Secretary Scheen of the county fair and Treasurer Briggs have been kept busy this week paying the premiums won by the-* exhibitors. Bright and early Monday morning the premium winners made their appearance and have kept coming every day. Many of the premiums have not been called for. S. B. Smith won the most prem iums of any individual, his prizes amounting to $47.50. The Bejrry family carried away $75 in premiums. Those entitled to premiums should call and get them at once. THE PBINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1SK)2. COAL COMMEN T.. NT^ The sugar beet isn't in it. The air-tight heater is at the bat. The coal famine is a burning ques tion. Coal consumers are a soft mark this year. Peanuts are much cheaper fuel than pea coal. We may have a hard winter, but not so with the coal. The operators say "It's a coal day when we get left." It looks like a Long Winter vs. Short Coal Supply. Double Wedding. A charming double wedding was held at the Tabernacle, corner Eighth Ave. and Ninth street, Minneapolis, Tues day evening, Sept. 23rd. The con tracting parties were Miss Lena J. Heylander of Princeton, and G. K. Carlson of Cambridge, also Miss Mary C. Heylander and Mr. G. Paulsohn of Minneapolis. When the guests were assembled, Miss A. Skoog, who presided at the piano, rendered a solo, afterwards playing the wedding march, during which the minister and the grooms, attended by their best men, entered the church, taking their places at the alter, which had been very nicely dec orated with autumn leaves, ferns and roses and there awaited the coming of the brides. Then followed the ushers and bridesmaids leading the way to the alter for the maids of honor who were followed by two little flower girls scattering flowers along the aisle and to the alter steps in front of the brides who now entered the church. A re ception was held after the ceremony and was attended by 150 guests Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Carlson will make their home in Cambridge and Mr. and Mrs. G. Paulsohn will reside in Minneapolis. Both couples were honored with many beautiful presents from their loving friends. Lecture ou Citizenship. Last Friday night Rev. J. Danehy of Minneapolis, lectured at the opera house on "The Patriotic Citizen There was a fair attendance The Princeton band was present and played several selection and Mrs. Cooney sang a solo and responded to an encore. Rev. Danehy is a young priest who has giyen the study of government much thought and his lecture was very inter esting. He went far back into ancient history to the time of the Egyptians and showed how popular eovernment had slowly developed, and a govern ment of the people, for the people and by the people had been the result of very slow processes and of great civil conflicts and awful sacrifice. The American citizen was in most respects the highest type of citizenship, being a composite makeup of the peoples of all climes and conditions and classes The speaker touched on the many phases of our government and com pared them with those of Europe. He spoke of the tariff, the money question, strikes, etc but he merely presented them on a mental canvas that the audience might see all sides of the questions and draw their own conclusions The lecture was mentally strengthening and proved helpful morally and socially. Was Away Three Years. Chester Ames has returned from Republic, Washington, where with his family he has resided for the last three years He says that the mining inter ests at and in the vicinity of Republic are at a low ebb at the present time. The Republic and several of the larger mines have been shut down for some time There is plenty of ore. but much of it is low grade and a smelter is needed to handle the ore. The railroads are at Republic but thus far have been of no benefit to the place and times are harder now that the roads are in than before they came. Much of the capital invested there is owned by eastern parties and they have got tired of waiting for dividends The country is sure to develop just as soon as the mining interests are placed on a a new basis. The railroads and the big holders of stock have the destiny of the place under their control. The Potato Market. The potato market has commenced to show signs of 'activity and there are quite a good many spuds arriving now. There are several new buyers on the market. The Dalbo Warehouse Co. have commenced buying and Pete Wi ken went on the market this week for Hall F. C. Schulte of Leavenworth, Kansas, who bought on this market last year, returned this week and will be a regular buyer on the market this season The price of patatoes this week is 16 to 18 cents for red stock and 20 cents for Burbanks. Future indica tions are in no wise discouraging and the market stands a very good chance of being much better than it is at the present time The starch factory is receiving quite a few marbles and the season was a good one for potatoettes, which will probably arrive in large numbers later on. Columbian Concert Opera Co. The Columbian Concert Opera Com pany is booked to appear here Oct. 9. This organization has toured the con tinent the past eight seasons and is well known from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from Manitoba to the Gulf. Composed of artist9 of exceptional abil ity, presenting programs of a high or der, it has earned a place in the front rank of public entertainers. This year a new feature has been added, the first part of the program being devoted to selections and scenes from Grand Opera. This will fill a long felt want. The public for some time past has asked for operatic presentations, and the management, believing that the time is opportune, feels sure of success in presenting the public with an attrac tion of meritorious worth at popular prices. COAL IS NOT NEEDED If you use our celebrated Favorite Stoves and Ranges. They give the best of satisfaction with wood as fuel, and are fuel savers. Everyone who has used the "Favor ite" make of stoves pronounce them solid comfort. The steel range is the housekeepers' friend. It is economical and the best baker on the market, sell them at a price that is within the reach of all. line of heaters includes several standard makes, have stoves that will burn either coal or wood, and inspect our stock. FHANK PETEBSON N. KELSON PETERSON & MELSOI, B. D. GRANT, Princeton, Minn. 5vvwwwvvwwwwwwwwwwwv\ livery, Feed and Sale Ban Near West Branch Bridge, Princeton, Minn. I have recently opened a first class livery in connection with my feed and sale barn. When in need of good rigs, reliable horses, prompt and careful attention call at above barn. Soliciting a share of your patronage, I am, Yours truly, Ami can equip your house from cellar to garret in a manner to suit all tastesfrom the modest to the most fastidious. Our line of Carpets, Draperies, Rugsi $ Is the finest and most complete ever brought to Princeton. We have the goods right in stock for our inspection and do not do business by samples. Our stock of Furniture, Stoves and Hardware includes* everything that you need in furnishing a house and our prices are reasonable. The best and the finest in Lamps and Glassware. Call and i S look o\er our stock. FARMERS9 We HandleXew and Second-Hand Goods of All Kinds i $ A AX & AEMBERT, Props. i Dr. Armitage's Offices Blacksmiths and wagon makers. Plow repairing a specialty at this time of the year. Satisfaction also guaranteed In all other lines of our business. Shops next to Starch Factory. Princeton, Minn. We Our We Call v^-^*^^*^* A. H. Sleeves, Prop. VYV\WWWVWW\VVVWIVVV\ HtMHHHUUMMWW) ^m?-^ ^^^^Bt A well-furnished house means peace, content ment and happiness. Complete House Furnishers EXCHANGE* To Introduce Some new designs in wall covering just re ceived we extend an invitation to all interested in an produc tions to visit the store WALL PAPERS Of this quality shows the skill of the de signers and progressiveness of the manu facturer More beautiful than any before shown and also of much better quality PRINCETON DRUG CO., (THE CORNER DRUG STORE.) Dr L. Armitage, Prop ARE AROVE THE STORE. Phone SO. Hours9 A. M. to 12 30 P. M., 2 P. M. to 6 P. O. H. BUCK, Blacksmith, All kinds of Blacksmithing neatiy and promptly done. I make a specialty of HORSESHOEING and PLOW WORK. First street, PRIHGETOH.