THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
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0. 1. STAPLES,
GEO. F. WRIGHT,
THE Dreyfus case is in danger of res
urrection, and we are not through with
the Permell-Burdick afiair yet.
ELECTIONS in Ohio and Michigan
this week indicate that ou Uncle El
ephant is the whole traveling equip
ONE of the hardest-working and most
popular of the new members of the
State senate is Hon. A. D. Stephens of
No matter who the opposition may
nominate for president next ear Theo
dore Roosevelt will carry Minnesota by
at least 100,000 majority.
ADMIRAL SCHLEY, the hero of Santi
ago, was the guest of St. Paul and Min
neapolis this eek. He's close to the
hearts of the people and he received a
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT recehed a
magnificent reception in St. Paul and
Minneapolis last Saturday. It was such
a reception as he merited, for Theodore
Roose^ elt is a magnificent man.
SEVERAL United States land commis
sioners Oregon ha\ been removed
irom office. Special agents of the land
office h&\ been looking into matters
and the dismissals speak for themseh es.
SPEAKER BABCOCK: is recen ing the
congratulations of his friends over his
happy and well-chosen remarks in in
troducing President Roosevelt to the
joint session of the legislature. Speaker
Babcock is all right.
STRANGE, is it not, that the St. Paul
Dispatch and Minneapolis Journal, the
official organs of the State administra
tion, find much to commend and little
to condemn in the legislature that
elected the horrid Dr. Babcock as its
CROOKSTON Times: The committee
of investigation finds that Public Ex
aminer Johnson rode on a pass and
charged up mileage to the State. No
wonder he chased clear up this way
two and three times a week for several
months last fall and winter.
DURING his present trip the presi
dent will -\isit twentj-two states and
travel 14,000 miles. He will be absent
from Washington sixty-six da\s. It is
the longest trip ever undertaken by a
president, and is wholly in keeping
with the president's strenuous waj of
IF the game and fish bill that passed
the senate the other day becomes a law
a farmers boy who carries a gun on his
shoulder across his father's field with
out first ha\ paid for and procured
a license v, ill be subject to a fine of $25
or $100. Whj not insert a section in
the bill making it a penal offense, pun
ishable by imprisonment in the State
piison, for a farmer's hoy to own a gun?
HOLL VND is having a strike that is a
strike and all employes engaged in land
and water transportation are out on a
determined strike. The strike was
precinitated by threatened anti-strike
laws, the work that is performed being
quasi-public. Holland maj De able to
operate its transportation s\stem but it
cannot operate its workmen. Here is
where government ownership doesn't
HON. A. L. COLE, the member from
Cass countj, made a gallant and win
ning fight in the house last eek for
the bill which provides that pine logs
shall be assessed where found on the
1st of May. The bill should pass the
senate. As it is under existing laws
the lumber barons manage it to prac
tically evade taxation on their logs
not to exceed 25 per cent of the logs
cut in this State are taxed. The Cole
bill should become a law.
STATE lines, county lines, township
lines, road district lines, and all other
civil boundary lines of the whole coun
try are but imaginary lines, though the
way in which some look upon them they
appear to be Chinese walls and insuper
able barriers in many respects. True
enough we have to have these civil di
visions to maintain our state and local
governments, but this is no reason why
a man and woman should violate one of
the ten commandments in one state
and be legally recognized as man and
wife in another state. Lines separat
ing minor civil divisions should not in
fluence local appropriations for public
impfovements. There should be less
door-step legislation, and more legisla
tion along the broad and constantly
widening lines of public good.
THE house has commended Public Examiner
Johnson, and it is a wonder the Crookston Times
doesn't demand that the entire body be im
peached.Red Lake Falls Courier.
Mr. John E, King, editor of the
Courier, is one of the best and bright
est newspaper men in the State, and we
are surprised to know that he has not
sized up Samuel Thomas Johnson cor
rectly. Bro. King, you do not know
that man Johnson. By the way, the
house has commended Mr. Johnson to
the extent of lopping off $1,000 of his
FRANK EDDY came to St. Paul Saturday,
and friends who have talked with him say that
the ex-congressman is considering the gov
ernorship proposition seriously, though he will
only admit that he is a possibility He says if
he can find a candidate who represents his
views he will not run himself, but If his search
is not rewarded he may have to be a candidate
Just what his views on State issues are he
does not disclose. With regard to organiza
tion, however, he is understood to be unalter
ably opposed to Heatwole control of the party
machinery He will not favor a candidate for
governor who is supported by that element of
The above babyish effusion is taken
from the political rot column of the
Minneapolis Journal. Supposing Mr.
Heatwole should conclude to support
Mr. Eddy for governor would the states
man from Glenwood refuse to support
HE directors of the St. Louis fair
have decided to establish a Western hall
of fame, in which there are to be statues
of fifty of the men who distinguished
themselves in the winning of the west.
The selection of those to be honored, it
is proposed, shall be determined by
popular vote. According to the pres
ent idea as to the building of the West
ern Hall of Fame, there are to be four
doors opening to the four points of the
compass to typify the four great gate-
waysSt. Louis on the east, St. Paul
on the north, Santa Fe on the south and
San Francisco on the west. It is also
proposed to issue a book giving the
lives of the fifty men chosen, and con
taining their^ portraits. The volume
would include fac similes of the Span
ish, Frenclrand English memoirs that
were compiled in the reports of the
pioneers. Many of these are in the
archives of Paris and Madrid, and have
never been given to the public.
A PHILADELPHIA judge has in a de
cision turned down on a technicality
the "Sunday blue laws," of that ancient
city, but he added: "If it were neces
sary, however,'' he said, "to determine
this question I certainly should be in
clined to decide it as a matter of fact
only in the affirmative. Perhaps no
enterprise, whether with a view of
newspapers commercially or in a liter
ary sense, has made such rapid and
marvelous strides as the public press.
It has kept abreast and some times
ahead of the wonderful development of
the commonwealth. It keeps men in
formed of every e\ ent of public interest
and in a manner furnishes the only
common channel of communication be
tween the peojDle. It watches with
care o\ er the conduct of our public of
ficers and the manner of the perform
ance of their duties. It molds, if it
does not form, a public opinion upon
public questions and consei^ es the in
terests of citizens and public, which it
would be impossible to do in any other
way. It educates, inspires patriotism,
eleAates and strengthens the love of
home and country.'' The court memo
randum was on an action brought
against several employes of newspa
pers in Philadelphia to restrain them
from issuing Sunday editions.
IT took a long time for farmers to
throw aside the flail and forked stick
and take up the use of modern machin
ery for farm work, and it will also take
a long time for them to get out of the
poll tax rut in which so many of them
are continually traveling. The method
of making roads by the aid of a poll
tox is as ancient as the Grampian hills.
The system will never build good
roads and should be abolished and a
cash tax substituted and good compe
tent road builders placed in charge of
all road work in every community. We
know that it is hard to depart from
time-honored customs and precedents
even if they are a losing proposition,
but a poll tax is nothing but a make
shift and a stumbling block in the path
way of good road making. Farmers
are afraid to trust the construction of
good roads in the hands of township or
county officials and fear that road
money would not be impartially ex
pended. We realize that human na
ture is not perfect and never will be
and that there will always be a lot of
hogs and grafters in every community,
but this is no reason why a start should
not be made and an honest effort initi
ated to get a system of good roads in
the community. Place public servants
on their honor and fairness and hold
them to the standard of good citizen
ship, and soon the grafters and hogs
will be weeded out. The people al
ways were the bosses and always will
be, but they too often let a few work
DEATH OF HON. NATHAN WARNER.
Hon. Nathan Warner, one of the best
known and most highly respected citi
zens of Wright county, was run down
by a Soo train and instantly killed near
his home in Buffalo last Saturday morn
ing. Mr. Warner was a native of Ohio
and came to Minnesota in 1866. He
was seventy-three years and one month
old at the time of his death. He rep
resented his district in the State legis
lature in 1875-76 and 1878, and held the
responsible position of treasurer of
Wright county for many years. He
was a quiet and unassuming gentleman,
true as steel to his friends and intensely
loyal to the Republican party, with
which he affiliated from the date of its
birth: but his sterling worth and un
questionable honesty commanded the
respect and support of men of all
parties. May the dews of heaven ever
"brighten with verdure the grave
where he sleeps."
THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION.
Representatives Mark and Craig vote
right on every measure that comes up
in the house. Neither of them do much
talking, but talk is cheap and does not
count for a great deal. There are too
many talking members. Representa
tive McLean has been in ill health and
absent from the house most of the ses
sion. Senator Barker is also a quiet
member, but when occasion requires it
he can make himself heard and he al
ways commands the attention of his
brother senators. The delegation from
the Forty-fifth district will not suffer
by comparison with any delegation in
THOSE who are on the "inside"
quietly announce that Gov. Van Sant
will be a candidate for a third term
that the governor and Frank Eddy
have already formed a defensive and
offensive alliance that the applications
for appropriations to provide for extra
clerks and stenographers by nearly all
the appointive offices in the capitol is
part of a scheme to provide campaign
workers at the expense of the State to
bore the voters with personal letters
and that the letter-writing bureau is
to be operated and directed by Public
Examiner Johnson, hence the latter's
demand for three additional stenogra
phers for his office.
WE are not out of the woods yet as
regards settled weather for the killing
frost period will extend to Ma&2r ac
cording to records of the weather bu
reau. Last week Chicago had a bad
gale and snow storm and out in Colo
rado they had a severe snow, while
near Helena there was a severe earth
quake shock and down in southern In
diana they had a tornado. No, do not
look for settled weather until the lat
ter part of June, anyway.
Sarcasm is the curdled milk of human
Heat expands. This is why the U. S.
is such a hot proposition.
Love is the best pain killer of ail and
is the only known remedy for an aching
The police are followers of the great
Austrian surgeon, as they are always
A tip on the next Republican plat
form has been given. It is not quite a
touch down yet, however.
A Lutheran church, named the "May-
bee'" church down in Ohio refused to
allow the body of a member to be in
terred in the church cemetery because
the deceased member had neglected to
settle for his pew rent before he left.
Well, maybe he'll send it by return
The same old cry of "Hosanna! ho
sanna!" and "Crucify Him! Crucify
Him!" can still be heard reverberating
down the centuries. In other words
the modem interpretation is a jolly and
a knock down. A good fellow to-day
providedand to-morrowa passing.
So goes the world.
Sunshine on Uncle Sam.
A Washington dispatch says: "The
sun never sets on the English flag" has
been the boast of the Briton for many
years. The citizens of the United
States can make the same boast to-day.
A few statistics show that the meridian
dividing east and west extremities of
United States territory passes through
the Hawaiian Islands very near Hono
The west point of the United States
territory is on the coast of Maine. 67 de
grees west, and the east point is in the
Philippines at 117 degrees east. From
tip to tip therefore, the United States
extends 176 degrees, or within 4 de
grees of half the circumference of the
earth. Thus, as-the last rays of the
setting sun fall on the coast of Maine
the dawn is breaking in the Philip
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, APRIL, 9, 1903.
SPRING and SUMMER
A handsome stock and worth inspection.
For Spring and Summer Wear. All Sizes
FINE STOCK OF HOSIERY
In Spring and Summer Weights.
LISLE THREAD GLOVES.
REMEMRER Our rest room is always open
and you are welcome to make yourself at home.
Mark's Great April Sale.
The sale of the E. Mark Live Stock
Co. last Saturday was no disappoint
ment to the large crowd that was in at
tendance. Mark ad\ ertised a big sale
and it was a big one. There was a
large crowd present. Auctioneer Wil
liams was in the box. A lot of good
horses were offered and bidding was
lively. There were a number of buy
ers from outside points as well as many
from this vicinity and local points.
A lot of horses were sold, besides
a good many cattle. The Mark sales
are getting to be widely known and at
tract buyers from many distant points
who come here to buy stock of all de
The literary and musical entertain
ment given by the Christian Endeavor
society of the Congregational church
last Tuesday night consisted of a very
interesting program of songs, readings,
and instrumental selections. There
were recitations by Beth Tarbox, Mrs.
H. E. White and Clifton Cravens, vocal
solos by Miss Deilman, Mr. Ludden and
Mildred Rutherford, piano duet by
Mrs. Tarbox and Mrs. Ludden,
piano solos by Mrs. Richards and
Clyde Van Wormer, and readings by
Mrs. Eaton. After the regular pro
gram a short musical comedy, in the
shape of a "musical surprise"' was pre
sented by G. A. Eaton, F. L. Ludden,
Mrs. Cooney, Miss Petterson and Mr.
W. B. Richards. There was a very
The M. E. church has let the con
tract for the church windows to For
man, Ford & Co! of Minneapolis.
There will be two large windows of
four panels each, one on the north and
one on the south side of the auditorium.
There will be a pretty rose window in
the gallery with a Maltese cross and
the Epworth League motto, "Look Up,
Lift Up." In addition to these win
dows there will be four single windows.
The windows will be made of hand
somely colored glass and will be a
great ornament to the church. They
will cost $525.
The bill that was introduced in the
legislature providing for the payment
of road and bridge money for the road
district of Princeton to the village of
Princeton, has been killed by the
house committee. The bill passed the
senate but it was given a solar plexus
when it reached the house.
M. J. Costello of the Great Northern
has been promoted to the office of di
vision freight agent with headquarters
at St. Paul. He will have charge of
the grain traffic of Minnesota* Notth
and South Dakota. Can't lose "Mart."
Elk River Star-News.
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Ret. Easy fitting', well made
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New Ideal Dress Patterns
We wish to say to our customers
that we have just received a full
of these up=to=date
Call and look them
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Wagons and Farm Trucks
Disc, Lever and Spring Tootn
Harrows, Corn and Potato
Planters, John Deere Plows
and Cultivators, Weeders.
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A Complete Line of the
Planet Junior Goods.
^T We carry the largest supply of Agricultural implements
and Farm machinery of any firm north of the twin cities.
I wish to announce to the people of
PriBceton and vicinity that I have opened
a new stock of Dry Goods and Groceries
In nay store where the postoffice was for
merly located, and cordially invite all to
call and examine ray stock of goods.
"NOTHING BUT THE BEST"
I will have fresh strawberries for Easter
Yours For Trade and to Please.
F. T. RETTELHODT.
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