THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. bUNN.
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Q. I. STAPLES,
GEO. P. WRIGHT,
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.
Spare the president from the doctors.
Ditto bulletins. This will be his only
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The average dweller in the northern
clime^ now goeth down to his cellar
and muses to himself, "What Might
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
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
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
Coal consumers are a soft mark this
Peanuts are much cheaper fuel than
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.
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
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
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,
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,
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
The best and the finest in Lamps and Glassware. Call and i
S look o\er our stock.
We HandleXew and Second-Hand Goods of All Kinds i
$ A AX & AEMBERT, Props. i
Dr. Armitage's Offices
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.
A. H. Sleeves, Prop.
A well-furnished house
means peace, content
ment and happiness.
Some new designs in
wall covering just re
ceived we extend an
invitation to all interested in an produc
tions to visit the store
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,
All kinds of Blacksmithing neatiy
and promptly done. I make a
First street, PRIHGETOH.
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