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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O, DUNN. Published Every Thursday. TERMS$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANDE. OFFICE- FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE. Q. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. GEO. P. WRIGHT, Editor. A $20,000 depot and thirteen-cent roads, eh? GOOD morning, have you had break fastfooditis? To cultivate some acquaintances one needs a breaking plow. STATISTICS show that the Indian is not dying out. He is running Lo just the same. HE place hunters are thicker than deer hunters these days. They should be licensed. HE holidays are fast approaching and the jingle bells and Santa Claus will soon be here. WH AT is needed is an elastic cur rency. Then some fellows would kick because it did not stretch far enough. W E can manage and handle idiots and thieves, but it is very hard to man age a real husky up-to-date two-legged hog. HE poster printers of the country have formed a trust. They will now proceed to turn a few pictures to the wall. No government, national or of local character can be a success that has not the working elements df good, practi cal business sense. IN the football game last Saturday Minnesota put it all over Wisconsin with a score of eleven to nothing. It was indeed a great triumph. BOTH the Minneapolis Journal and the St. Paul Pioneer Press have given the public a State song. You pay your money and you take your choice. NEXT Thursday is Thanksgiving. The president and governors issue the proclamations and the peopleeat the turkey on their own or some one else's account. SAM LANGTJM is again a candidate for secretary of the State senate. Can any one of his backers advance a sin gle valid reason why he is entitled to the place? HE business man who will not de mand and work for and help pay for good streets and sidewalks, and good roads generally, is out of place in a community. HE bob-tail session of congress will soon be in working order with "Uncle Joe" Cannon as speaker. He has enough votes now pledged him to in sure his election. A ST. LOUIS policeman killed an occulist whom the policeman claimed had ruined his eyes. Judging from the policeman's markmanship the occulist could not have done a very bad job HE people of Kansas have elected two bachelors, one as governor and the other as lieutenant governor. They both agreed to get married if elected. Let us hope they will Kansas always did keep freaks to the front HARD coal is beginning to arrive on the markets at last, but a mild intro duction to winter has helped out mat ters some with the poor devil with a short bank acqount Even the weather seems to be knocking the coal bear-ons. THERE is no good reason why the friends of Gov Van Sant should oppose the candidacy of Hon L. W. Babcock for speaker of the lower branch of the legislature. Mr. Babcock and his sup porters are not and have not been un friendly to the governor. IT IS said that Senator Hanna will retire from public life at the end of his term as senator, and that he will also resign as chairman of the national Re publican committee at the next meet ing. This will put to rest all Hanna rumors about the presidency, etc. BUFFALO BILL is going to retire af ter his trip with his "Wild West" company to Europe. There is only one "Wild West" and Mr. Cody is the whole thing When he retires there will be no more "Wild West" shows of the kind that Buffalo Bill has given the public. LIEUT-GOV. WRIGHT of the Philip -pines came back home the other day and wanted to take his Chinese servant to shore and take him into the coun try. But the customs inspector said no, and the Philippine official will have to content himself with just a common-grade hired girl. AN old soldier down in the soldiers home in Indiana, died the other day double life for over twenty-five years. For an old soldier he certainly made a record on the field of peace, if he never did on the fields of battle. BISHOP HENRY C. POTTER of New York says that labor unions have come to stay. But there area few people who differ with the learned bishop, and in so doing are just a few feet in the rear of progress. All that is needed is to remedy a few of the defedts of the unions. And the same might be said of some of the trusts. HE St. Paul Review is authority for the statement that Editor Mitchell has sold the Alexandria Post-News to Assistant City Clerk E. E. McCrea of St. Paul who will take editorial charge the first of the year and move to Alex andria the first of next June when his term of office expires* Here's wishing Bro. Mitchell something better. HE Ohio Valley Improvement asso ciation will ask the government to con struct a system of locks and dams which will give the Ohio river a stage of nine feet of water the entire length of the river. The improvements must be completed within six years and the estimated cost is $60,000,000. There is nothing small about Ohio when she gets riled. Ask Tom Johnson. PROF. LYONS of the Northwestern University of Chicago, has discovered that sodium and calcium will restore heart beats to normal rhythm and strength. Experiments have been made on both cold blooded and warm blooded animals, that have been al lowed to become in a condition where life was almost extinct, and then given the salt treatment with beneficial ef fect. The discovery will be of little use, however, where a person is not in a healthy condition, though it might be used to prolong life a short time. BECAUSE Hon. Joel P. Heatwole sees fit to support Hon. W. Babcock for speaker of the Minnesota house of rep resentatives it does not necessarily fol low that Mr. Babcock, if chosen speaker, will organize the house to further Mr. Heatwole's gubernatorial interests, neither does it imply that Mr. Babcock is opposed to the present State administration. Of the several gentlemen mentioned for the speaker ship we believe Mr. Brbcock is best qualified for the position. Mr. Bab cock should have the solid support of the members of the legislature from northern Minnesota. HE two highwaymen and murderers, Haakensen and Nystedt, of Minneapo lis, who waylaid and murdered their victims in Prospect Park, are dare devils of the first water. It hardly seems possible that they could have developed such murderous instincts. The more sensible view to take of the matter is that the devilish instinct was born in thom. Environment and com pany has much to do in shaping and molding such awful characters, but heriditary tendencies have much more to do with suoh lives than most people think. Then the victims of these lads were not traveling safe paths, or they would not have met the fate they did. Gov. WHITE was re-elected in North Dakota by the largest majority ever accorded a gubernatorial candidate in that state and, strange as it may seem, he did not make hia campaign on the antimerger issue. The campaign in North Dakota was conducted without the slightest regard to the railroad merger, so-called, and there as here the tidal wave of Republicanism and Rooseveltism swept all before it. The Jamestown correspondent of the Min neapolis Journal says: "Gov. White's friends consider the heavy majority given him this year as evidence that the people indorse his position on the merger question and are pleased with his administration LA ST week Hon. Wm. E. Lee re signed from the State Board of Control. Mr. Lee's private business, interests demand all his time and attention. The Board of Control is by all odds the most important board having to do with State affairs, and Mr. Lee was eminently qualified to serve as one of its members. The excellent record he Mr. Lee felt called upon to resign. Mr James A. Martin, chairman of the Re publican State Central committee, has been appointed to succeed Mr. Lee. of those who know him best, earnestly hone he wiU tread In Lee's fqotsteps. THEPRINCETOK TJKION^ yet. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT will send to the senate as soon as it convenes the a .,_ and he was mourned by two wives and name of Mr. Crum, a very prominent quite a swell home for law breakers two large families. He had lived a and educated negro, as collector of the Mille Lacs county sends her prisoners port of Charleston, S. C. This will be down to the Hennepin jail, but since an awful blow to the "white trash" of they have been getting so many of the the South. It is said to be the inten- citizens of Minneapolis in jail we are tion of the president to recognize the political rights of the colored race in the port where was fired the first gun of the Civil war, and in doing this the Republican administration proposes to put beyond all dispute or misunder standing its policy in this regard PRESIDENT GOMPERS in his address before the American Federation of Labor last week said that the secre tary's report showed that there was an average membership of over 1,000,000, and that there had been a gain of four fold in the last six years. During last year there were 1,158 strikes involving 412,000 men, and of this number 332,- 000 were benefited. The strikes cost $2,700,000, and the labor unions con tributed $90,000. This evidently did not include the coal strike, the resultO they have never gone afterr knife before. made justified the wisdom of the gov- away her dependence on slave and the farm and gave her self reliance an_ of the Board of Control regrets that diversified industries that are to-day blessing our people with plenty and prosperity. The south has learned that not only is the work of the free Mr.. THTJKSDAT/^OVEMBEB OM1Ts of which have not been determined as DOWN in Kentucky "Marching ^T" Through Georgia" has been barred from the public schools and "Uncle Tom's. Cabin" has been prohibited from the stage of the same state. Well, now, wouldn't that jar you? Kentucky is a very long time getting over it, anyway. But you will find such sentiment all through the south to-day, though it is slowly dying out. "Way down south" Lincoln is still looked upon as a monster and the school children in some places are taught to have no respect for the great emancipator. This seems strange, but it is a fact. DOCTORS will soon be treating ty phoid fever by the use of the knife, as an eminent French doctor has just suc cessfully performed an operation on a typhoid fever case that he had given up as hopeless under the ordinary treatment. The patient was a lad sev enteen years of age and was strong and healthy until he got the disease. He had had the fever for twenty days and had a temperature of 106 and a pulse of 152. The doctor made an incision so he could get hold of the intestine which he operated onfby cleansing it and draining it, so that the ulcerations were soon reduced and the boy recov ered. The typhoid fever germ is well known to the medical fraternity ,v but it with a HE coal strike commission is at work taking testimony and President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers has been on the stand for sev eral days telling what he knows and giving his views of the strike. Wayne MacVeagh,representing the Erie road, was examining Mitchell last Monday and tried hard to get the cool-headed man rattled and angry, but he failed in the attempt. In speaking of a pos sible contract between the mine work ers and the operators Mitchell said that if the miners violated the contract the people of the country would take good care that there was nothing of the union left, and on the other hand, if the operatiors violated it the people of the United States would take good care to see that the operators regretted it. Mr. Mitchell remarked that this was a country of majorities, where upon the attorney remarked, "Yes, but God with one is a majority. If a man is doing right He is on his side When Mitchell quickly replied that he would willingly leave the whole dispute with God the spectators became con vulsed with laughter. Mitchell is no fool. ONE of the most interesting of the papers read at the meeting of the American Bankers' association at New Orleans recently was that by Jos. G. Brown, president of the Citizens' Na tional bank of Raleigh, N. C. His theme was "The New South," and well did he show how the south of slavery times had risen in commercial impor tance. He said that there really was no new south, but he choose to call it the renewed souththe south of free1 dom. Mr. Brown said: "The south of 1860 strove to defend what she con ceived to be her rights, but the south of this twentieth century, the renewed south, if you please, realizes that it was a blessing in disguise that took Mr Martin is an energetic young man, slave, but that freeing: him has freed the county physician had to do with and he stands high in the estimation the white man from the idea that man- smallpox cases, when the statutes Wje ualiabor was for the negro alone, and, -clearly provide for specific action on -fhe ntu Aff l(ud Vunff 'WV ttanttYt, their song to work." rich andnoor auto tho partt thM locall boarda of health ricn and poqr. alike are now training Both of the ltfln were^Uow^sa with minor scalings. HUBBARD county is going to build $10,000 jail. It ought to prov,e 6 afraid that possibly the Mille Lacs county violators of the law may be the worse off for evil influences and sur roundings. REMEMBER the roads. The cold weather has taken off the curse some, but remember that the time is coming when the roads will be in shape to fix and then let usfixthem, village or city government, it matters not which. We have spent money for fixing them in the past and we can do it again in the future, only the next time let lis see if we cannot do abetter job. A traveling man remarked the other day that Princeton had the worst streets of any place he visited. A NEW YORK telegram announces that ontenof the patientJournal from thePro Van- Ne York to derbilt clinic in New York, who was 8en fessor Hoff. at Vienna to be treated for consumption, has returned home cured, telegram announces that Dr. Hoff's famous prescription, together with a bottle of the medicine and a twenty-four page handbook, containing the Journal's account of the cure as it progressed, is being sent out free to consumptives and all sufferers from bronchitis, asthma and catarrh, by the Journal Research Society, 597 Ameri can Tract Building, New York City We print this bit of news for what it may be worth, and those who desire to inquire further into the matter no doubt can obtain the information by writing the Journal Research society. UNDER the generous provisions of the timber and stone act the western forests are being taken possession of at such an alarming rate that Secre tary of the Interior Hitchcock has been obliged in a great many cases to sus pend action on entries and question the good faith of the parties who are tak ing up the land. The object of the law was all right, but special agents of the government have discovered that pri vate parties working in the interests of big lumber companies are^ grabbing all the good claims in sight Under the stone and timber act any person can go into a public land office and ac quire title to 160 acres of fine timber land by paying the sum of $2 50 an acre, and the usual fees and commis sions, and also by making affidavit that he or she is entering the land in good faith for his or her own individual use. A suit is already pending in Montana against Senator Clark for the recovery of title to many thousands of acres of valuable timber land which it is claimed has been gained by fraudulent entries. The secretary of the interior has already withdrawn several thou sand acres of valuable forest land in northern California as a forest reserve, and will probably hold for the govern ment and posterity several thousand more acres. Land sharks and thieves have secured the greater portions of the valuable timber land of the east and middle west and unless the govern ment adopts vigorous measures it will not be long before all the great forests of the Pacific coast disappear in the same manner. There is at present a bill pending in congress for the amend ing of the stone and timber act, and Secretary Hitchcock will deal with the matter In his forthcoming report. Our forests have disappeared by a system of jobbing and robbing and it is almost time to call a halt. Private individ uals acting in good faith and who want a timber tract had better hmry up be fore the law is changed. Commissioners Consider. The county commissioners adjourned their meeting last Wednesday, after having passed the largest grist of bills that was ever presented to the board at a single meeting. In the budget of claims were the primary and election bills, and the road work which added to the usual number of claims made a big stack for County Auditor Whitney to handle. The bills were allowed with few objections, with the exception of two claims for smallpox quarantine, one of the bills being from the town of Greenbush, and amounted to $113.33, while the other was from Milaca vil lage, and was for $195.17. Commis sioner Norton made a vigorous objec tion to allowing the bills as he was of the opinion that the county physician wa3 the proper person to look after the smallpox patients and attend to quar antine matters, etc. Then he thought that some of the charges might be ex cessive, but the rest of the board could not see it Mr. Norton's way, as they were sustained by the opinion of the n.o nuguuusu ujr nut) uumiuu i uuo 20, 1902. ^^v COAL IS NOT NEEDED If you use our celebrated Favorite Stores 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, economicarand 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. a D. GRANT, Princeton, Mtnn. Livery, Fee 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, CVVl^VfrVfcVb^VVVV^VVVVVVt^^^^ We invite you To call and look over our fine line of Carpets, Rugs and Draperies. Finest and largest stock ever dis played in Princeton. Come and see. Farmers' Exchange, JAAX a NSWBERT. Also Snaps in Only a limited amount and will not last long. Sale commences win MmMMMr i %*-i A. H. Sleeves, Prep, oys Suit I Sizes from 4 to lO, will go 4ft' At Cost or Less from kfrLUU Up. ens' and Boys' Shoes. MARTIN BRANDS, PRINCETON. MINN. 3 9 It is We Our We Call I Utf A Few Words I on Business. $ If a girl is in love S That is her business If a man is in love That is his business i If they intend to get married That is their business But house furnishing Is our business Nov 22 and on while specials last. cwwvwvvwwwvwwwwv% wvmuvwmuiUivtvtS i l_ I. Princeton Mercantile Co. ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS. Postofrice Address, i .i ***^****^m^^^*^*^t*n Cxcltasive Agents for PRINCETON BRICK. CAPACITY 20,000,000. A M^MHM|MVWMMi Brtckton, Minn.