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j'V-*. *T "*S* THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. Published Every Thursday. TERMS$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE: FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE. Q. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. CHICAGO has passed the two million mark according to census calculations, while St. Paul has reached the quarter million mark and Minneapolis isn't saying a word. THE Minnesota State fair will be opened by Senator Fairbanks of Indiana who will deliver a speech before the grand stand. The fair this year prom ises to be a record breaker. STUDEN TS from the eastern colleges are going Into the harvest fields of Kansas and other western states. They will find no dead languages in their new fields of action, but the liveliest harvest rag time thev ever struck. THE new li\ stock sanitary board has some hard nuts to crack in trying to adjust claims for diseased animals thatha\e been condemned because of being infected with glanders, tubercu losis, etc., and no one will begrudge the members of the board their task. THE health commissioner of St. Paul says that the tooting of whistles and ringing of bells is injurious to health. Good gracious! What are we coming to? W will all reach the grave ard in time, but while getting there let us have something to vary the monotony. THE supreme court refused Fred Ames a new trial and the former colonel of the Thirteenth regiment and chief of the Minneapolis police is now tagged No. 1,093 at Wolfer's residence at Still Water. It is said that the ex-chief stood the ordeal of entering the prison-with more courage than he e"ver exhibited while with his regiment in the Philip pines. O UR new serial story "Abner Daniel" a stor\ rich in true and tender senti ment, and bristling with southern folk lore and humor, as well as lively in ex citing incidents, begins in this issue. It is one of the best we ever published, and it will be worth jour while to read it. Th UNION'S fiction will be kept up to a high standard and will be one of the interesting feature of the paper. THE Sunday school teachers and su perintendents of New Jersey have about decided to pass up Santa Claus as a relic of barbarism and haA hri&t mas trees and entertainments without the m\ steriou-, personage who has glad dened the heart*- o* millions ot little children for seA eral centime-. This is carr\ mg the i.ew tho ight and idea en tirely too for. Th Sundav school workers of New Jersey must be a lot of old cranks, tos^ils* and chspeptics. No h'e is e\e complete without the wveet mjstei and memorj ot Santa Claus. COUN TY AUDITOR HALDIN of St. Lotus comr\ refused to recommend to the State auditor a reduction in the assessment ot Northern Pacific prop erty in Duluth and the new spapers in Dulath assert that State Auditor Tver son has sustained the action ot County Ad'litor Haldin. There is no sustain ing about it The State auditor cannot act upon d^\ application for the cor rection oi assessment and abatement of taxes unless the same is recommended to him by the count\ commissioners and the county auditor ot the countx in which the pjopert\ is situated. Wh en the county auditor withnolds his ap proial the State auditor has no ,uns diction The onh iemed\ left the dK gruntled tax pav er o/ tax shirkei is to apph to the courts tor redress. THE State dairy and food commis sioner thinks there is a wide margin for improvement in the dairy herds of the State. sajs that out of the 800,000 cows in the State but .575.000 contribute milk to the 1.000 creameries, cheese factories and skimming stations of the State. The rest of the cows are like men who sit around on dry goods boxes and do nothing. But out of the 425.000 cows that do not furnish milk to the creameries there are several thou sand of family cows that supply the households with milk and butter. They may not all be up to the standard de sired, but they no doubt can be classed as average dairj cows. Th dairy and food commissioner sa\s that the output of butter in this State can be increased from $14,000,000 annually to $240,000,000 when the dairy industry is fully de veloped in the State. 'vmmmmk .HWiiMiiii"si', i.'-i'i'JiBtfaiM'mtiiMiJM.'Jiua^um.'.iJiiim SJ^Kr^**"IsPS 1 GEO. F. WRIGHT, Editor. CORRUPTION and scandal and the toy pistol have been having a time of it. THE pope still lives and the doctors have given the aged pontiff up as a physical enigma. THE liAyKER'S WOLF. A the annual .meeting of the State bankers' association held in St. Paul last week Judge Lusk, president of the National German-American bank of that city in an address sounded a note of warning which it seems the papers took up and very much garbled the re ports of the judge's address. evi dently talked in a somewhat pessimis tic strain ash said that the country bank balances in the city of Chicago this year were $10,000,000 less than a year ago and that the banks of Iowa were in rather bad shape, and that hardly a day passed but what some country bank wTas reported in trouble. Just how much of this statement was correct no one knows. Judge Lusk came out in an article in the Pioneer Press and denied much of what the re ports credited him with having said. However, he was very emphatic in his caution to the bankers to be on their guard. Such statements may be all right in a star-chamber session of the bankers, but to cast such reports broadcast over the country works great injury to all interests. Any school boy knows that it matters not if the metro politan balances of country banks do fall off some, as country banks are not obliged to keejj heavy balances at citi banks when they can use their money at home to better advantage. This statement cuts no ice. As for country banks being in trouble there is not a bank anywhere in the northwest that is run on correct business principles that is in trouble or is in any danger of being in trouble. There is nothing to occasion any alarm at all on the part of anyone. Th panic of 1893 clearly showed that it was not the country banks that were so much in trouble as it was the city banks whose officials had in so many cases loaned specula tive favorites money that the business gamblers could never hope to return. If the city banks could be as sure of as good security as the average country banks there would be little oc casion for alarm. Farm lands in the northwest at present prices are as good security as Why banker could desire, and chattel mortgages on farm stock and the usual securities given to coun try banks will rank up with the gilt edged securities of the city banks. The country is prosperous and there is no earthly reason why it should not re main prosperous so long as the busi ness interests of the country maintain a sound and healthy equilibrium. Land values in Minnesota at least are not inflated, the cities seem to be en joying a healthy growth and develop ment, and there is no stagnation in any lines of business, and unless the bank ers of the country allow themselves to be dragged into a speculative trap by making heavy loans and investments in questionable industrial and mining stocks and lands which ha\e not proved their value, there need be no danger of anv alarm. SO ME comment has been made on the purchase by Dean Liggett of the State agricultural college of an Aberdeen Angus steer which was bred by a Min nesota breeder at Jackson. Minn. Th price paid for the animal was $600, and Prof. Thos. Shaw sa\ that the steer is one oi the finest specimens he ever saw, and the animal is said to be a perfect t\pe oi its class. Prof. Shaw says: "Our college has been exhibiting at the international fat stock show at Chicago each fall for the past three ears, com peting agamst other agricultural col leges. The school has won more prices than any other college. It is important that this reputation be maintained. The prize money during these three years has paid all ot the expense of these exhibits with more than $700 profit." Piot. Shaw sajs that the Min nesota agricultural college is justified in expending the sum of $M)0 to secure a pertect tjpe of the Aberdeen-Angus b^eed of cattle and that instead of in dulainii in criticisms of the authorities tor purchasing such good animals they should be commended for the work. A perfect t\pe of a steer of any class will alwaj pro\ of great alue to the ex periment station and the students who attend the same. THE protest of the Jews in this coun try and the recognition given it by President Roosevelt has had the effect already of awakening the officials of Russia to a sense of duty and the Kish ineft murderers are beginning to feel the hands of the law. One of the ring leaders has committed suicide to avoid arrest. Le the good work go on. Now if they could onh use those city vans to unearth a lot of property on which taxes are never paid the county coffers would be still further enriched. If the authorities would only get after some ot the rich duckers in the same vigorous manner they have been get ting after the poor common tax payers what revelations there would be. Shavings. Gush and gab are social swill. A person who is real cutting is not always sharp. A justice of the peace is usually look ing for trouble. Probate courts thrive on deeds and misdeeds as well. Summer schools are now in session and some are not. Law is about nine-tenths lawyer and one-tenth statute. Some people are caught in the wave of reform but never get out of the trough. Many a fond parent can make a son beam, provided the purse is tempting enough. The kings and emperors of Europe have all been passing the glad hand around with a string attached. A woman died in Chicago this week from the effects of tight lacing. A man in the same city died of tight drinking. Bryan will tour Europe while Grover will slide down the cellar door at Buz zard's Bay with the children. Such is greatness. The world may be round, but there is getting to be an awful lot of flat peo ple in the world who pay their respects to the janitor. A deputy game warden up in north ern Minnesota came very nearly takino a fellow's game leg, at least it was rumored he tried to null it. MovemWell, Boxup is at the end of his troubles. StayerIs he dead? Movem-No: his wife's mother is. CalifThat was a touching incident that happened to Bogs last night. PatemWhat happened to him? CalifPickpockets took all he had. Some people worry over the almighty dollar and the subjugation of the same so much that their faces look as pinched and pleading as that of a miser suffer ing from grip and appendicitis. John Jacob Astor who has just re turned from Paris says flying machines are a sure thing and will be very prac tical. This sounds all right for one who is accustomed to flying high. Some of the Minnesota solons are anxious to have roll-top desks placed in the legislative chambers in the new capitol. There will be a whole lot of aspirants for legislative honors in the house chamber of the new capitol who will not be so particular and will be satisfied with any old desk. Teddy, Jr., returned home late the other evening to the presidential-par ental domicile at Oyster Bay and al most eluded the secret service agent who was sleeping in a hammock at the time, and now they have decided to put on more guards so that a person will be challenged before he enters and car ries off the silverware and bric-a-brac. DROWNED \T ELK RIVER. Frank W. Hill Loses His Life in the Elk River. Frank W Hill of Elk River, Minn., was drowned Monday while in bathing with his children in a millpond back of his house. His little girl got bejond her depth and Hill waded out, rescued her, and pushed her toward shore, where she was reached by Mrs. Hill. In helping the child Hill went beyond his depth and being unable to swim, drowned in plain sight of his famih, and only a few feet from them. The body has not et been recovei'ed. Hill was employ ed by the Green oc Delaittre company in Minneapolis. He lea\ es a wife and three children. "lo-wer Time. The Great Northern put into effect A new time card on some of its lines last Sunday, but as we ha\e no Sunday trains Princeton people did not notice any change until Monday morning when some of them did some liveh hustling to catch the morning train which came in ten minutes earlier. The change on this line amounts to very little here. The southbound train arrives at 10:55 instead of 11 or rather leaves at that time, as the train usually remains here five minutes or more. Northbound the train arrives at the same time. There is no change at the twin city terminals, but the morning train leaves Duluth at 0:20 A. M. instead, of G:45. and arrives at Du luth at 9:25 instead of 9 o'clock under the old schedule. Th effect of the change is to make the running time slower between Duluth and the twin cities. Th St. Cloud Journal Press says: "No. 29, from Milaca, arrives now at 11:20 and departs fifteen min utes later, No. 5 westbound comes from St. Paul 11.22 and goes west at 11:30. An error in the arrangement of the card brings the Milaca train in first and sends out the other train ahead of it. THE PRINCETON UNIOK: THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1^6^. 4..S. A.S. I* Sohmer Hardmann Capen Harrington Sweetland Wilderman ABOUT FACE! on the shoe question. Don't pay $5.00 for $3.50 footwear hereafter. Purchase SHOES for yourself and the family here and the balance will be in your favor. W sell $5 shoes for $3.50. There is really remarkable value in our offerings. Our shoes fit have style and great wearing qualities. S. LONG. SHIRTS W have a large number of negligee shirts of the latest patterns, made up from the best quality of goods which we will sell the remainder of the season at great reduction. Your profit while we close them out. E. B. ANDERSON. Princeton. THIS IS MY LINE TO CHOOSE FROM: All sold at prices that defy competition, for ca sh or on easv terms. Call on me before yon make a pur eha*e. 1 can stue jou money. HEKDLISKA, PRINCETON ^#^'^P^#JP^I^P^S Near West Branch bridge. Just received a bunch of good, sound and reliable farm horses that will be sold on easy terms. Remember I keep for sale at all times a good supply of horses for all pur poses. See me before purchasing. My Livery is Complete: Good nobby rigs and gentle horses can be found at my barn at all hours. riy fine black Percheron Stallion will be found at the barn during the season. Farmers should not fail to see this horse. You will save money by calling on the undersigned for any thing in his line. I A. H. STEEVES, Prop, Princeton, fiinn. "ABNER DANIEL" A 4* i.4 These are all high grade pianos and cannot be excelled in tone qualitiesby any on the market, Sale and Livery Barnj 4 4 4 4 A Our Serial Story Starts This Week.