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THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. Ptiblisliccl Every Thursday. TERMS$1.0 0 PER YEAR I N ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID I N ADVANCE. OFFICE- FIRST ST.., EAST OF COURT HOUSE. 0. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. GEO. F. WRIGHT, Editor. PANAMA canal and elastic currency are the watch words. WI LL some one kindly give Prof. Langley's airship a boost? SENATOR PLATT has declared for President Roosevelt. This settles it, IT is now claimed that the pope died of cancer. Well he's dead, and that settles it. HE beet sugar factories are going ]ust where they started to gointo the sugar trust. You don't hear so many poor devils this fall crving uO, Mr. Baer, give us this day our daily coal.'' AGAIN the UNION reiterates, State officers in Minnesota are not chosen in the odd numbered years. FROM the lively trade in go-carts and baby carriages all over the country it doesn't look much like race suicide. THE day of the small box car is gone, and the dinky things, are to go to the junk pile. It doesn't pay railroads to haul them anv more. HE sultan of Turkey says he's aw ful sorry it happened and desires peace, prosperity and good will. His sincerity is about as thin as hickory ice. HE Northwestern Messenger, edited by Roger Vail of Duluth, has made its appearance, and the paper bears the ear-marks of ability and experience. FRANK JAMES is going to sue the owners of the company playing "The James Bovs in Missouri'" for $35,000 for disgracing his name. What's that? HE sultan of Turkey has hired an American press agent. Now the old devil is getting in line. If an Ameri can press agent can't civilize him no one can. HE registration of students in all branches of the State university this year foots up very close to 4,000. In law and dentistry the accommodations are crowed to their limit. DULUTH is probing the beef monop oly of that city and also trying to take a fall out of the plumbers' trust. The chances are the legal department of that city will ha\e plenty to do for some time to come. ALL the smart and progressive towns in the State ha\ boards of trade or commercial clubs. Princeton has one, but it's been dead, lo, these many years. Isn't it about time for the com mercial resurrection? No matter who may be nominated for governor by the Republican State convention next year the publisher of the UNION has cause to hold in grate aul remembrance his brethren of the country press generally. HE governor of Colorado was not to be trifled with or intimidated, and he ordered out the militia to preserve or der in Cripple Creek during the labor disturbances. Back bone and good judgment go hand in hand. Nor content with its many recent impro\ements the Duluth News Trib une has now made another good stroke of enterprise and publishes a Sundaj comic-colored supplement of four pages. The News Tribune is certainly pro gressiv e. CARNEGIE sav it seems almost mi raculous that such an article as steel could be produced and sold without loss at three pounds for a penny, but he sav she is convinced that this is a thing of the past. Yes, surelv, so far as the consumer is concerned, anyway. IT is said that so many westerners are invading the east now that the bright, shining silver dollars are get ting into circulation in Boston and New York, and the eastern people ob ject to them very strenuously. The dry goods houses send the silver dol lars by the 10,000 daily to the sub treasury for redemption in paper. GENTLEMEN of the State Board of Equalization, in fixing vaJues apply the same rule to all classes of property throughout the entire State. If the farmers' cows and horses are assessed on a fifty per cent basis assess the pub lic service corporations and the mer chant princes on the same basis. Let there be no favoritism shown. The people of the State are keeping close watch on your proceedings. ate domain was made to look like hell's How long is this oriental butcher go ing to continue his bloody slaughter. THEY are placing Italians in the lum ber camps of Maine and the swarthy emigrants will in time Italianize New England. Then goodbye pork and beans, mince pies, pumpkin pies, and all the dear old New England dinners. tributeand YES, the publisher of the UNION is ambitious, and one of his ambitions is to make the UNION the best countrv weekly in the State of Minnesota, and that ambition is going to be gratified, Another of his ambitions is to make Princeton the bestinstead of one of the besttown of its class in the North west. "TH EY met on a curve while running at terrific speed" is the familiar phrase so often found in accounts of railroad wrecks. All railroad men and the pub lic in general realize that it is impos sible for two trains to pass on the same track, but the deadly stunt is attempted so many, many times with such fatal results. HE forestry commission of Pennsyl vania has a woman as one of its mem bers, who is said to know more about forestry than most men. Pennsylvania has acquired 700,000 acres of land which it will conserve and protect, in that freshets may be reduced to a mimi mum, and a beautiful region saved to generations yet unborn. A MAP of Mille Lacs county is being prepared at great expense especially for the UNION. It is such a map as would easily sell for $2.00. Yet the UNION proposes to give the map to each of its subscrbers free of charge. The object of the publisher in going to such large expense is to advertise Mille Lacs county and add several hundred new names to the UNION'S subscription list. HE brave color sergeant of the First Minnesota, Captain E. P. Per kins, of Minneapolis, died last week and the battered old flag of the historic old regiment was taken from its place in the corridor of the State capitol and used at the funeral of the one who had carried it through many a deadly con flict in the civil war. The tribute was a most fitting one. HE car famine skeleton is stalking about, but it will not be long before it will be all shot to pieces. A more s\ s tematic management in the handling of cars is needed. Some points and sections have more cars than conditions warrant while others do not have what they are entitled to. The average freight car does too much "soldiering,"' and the shipper himself is to blame as much as the railroads are. HE death of Judge Charles E. Flandreau of St. Paul removes an other of the old history makers of Minnesota, who have contributed in such a large measure to the civic growth and development of the State. Judge Flandreau was a man of marked ability, and his life work is that of a bov before the mast, a law student, jurist and supreme court judge, a brave and courageous soldier, and a useful and influential citizen. KING PETER, he who sits on the Ser- LAST fcreek saw the climax of the vian throne, is considered by some of season's storms, and the whole mun- the army and by many of his subjects dane sphere wherever the electric cur- as worth about seventeen cents. rent goes was visited by storms of some character. Europe was visited by hard IT'S about time the Turk's immedi- gales a wel a th southeast coast of Unite half acre after a brimstone harvest. *^,qr -v storms in western Canada and Mon tana, as well as light falls of the beauti ful in North Dakota and northern Min nesota. Where it didn't snow it rained and the twin cities and portions of Min nesota tributary thereto experienced the heaviest rain in many years. Here in Princeton the fall was over five inches, and there was a good stiff gale of wind Saturday to finish with. The MONDAY of this week was the second damage by the storm throughout the anniversary of the death of President northwest cannot be estimated, and McKinley, and yet it seems as if 'twas grain alone has been damaged millions only yesterday. The nation has paid of dollars. The continued wet cold his memory great tribute, but as years weather is making prospects most blue come go it will pay him greater for general agricultural conditions, and THERE are on the pension rolls at the present time 996,545 pensioners of a7d" cakTw ere"served which 729,356 are soldiers and the rei mainder widows and dependents because of the war of the revolution Pension Commissioner Ware thinks the pension rolls will never see a mill ion again have anew crop of "old veterans." There are five pensioners on the rolls presented with a gold chain bracelet as a birthday remembrance by her friends. A SPEAKER at the farmer's conven tion at Chicago last week said the cen- *^J* sus reports show that the average farmer earns twent^ix cents a dav mi. Th census report, granting er's convention three wasu correctly TiT" a reported, is a liar by the watch. If been wiped off the map years ago. What's the use of making such fool statements as that, and the man 'figures to go looking through glass darkly.' THE PRINCETON TJNION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1903. an the wer the potato crop, becasue of the late storms, has suffered greatly WABASHA COUNTY carried off the flrst prize at the State fair this jear scoring ninety-four points. Olmsted county ranked second with ninety points, Houston county, the j&rst prize winner last year was in third place this year. There were few northern Min nesota counties in the contest this ear. Norman county made its maiden ex hibit this year and its tiesign and ar rangement was pronounced perfect, but of course it could not compete with many older counties in variety of dis play. Norman county scored eighty one points, one point ahead of Aitkin, but Aitkin county, seems to be well satisfied, as it secured first prize on farm exhibit, and six firsts, eight sec ond and six third prizes, for different displays. When it comes to general diversity of crops and all round adapt ability for agriculture northern Min nesota never takes aback seat. Mille Lacs county has a record in this re spect. HE Northwestern Miller has been making tests of macaroni and spring wheat flour from North Dakota, the samples coming from a North Dakota mill whose products are of admitted excellence. The tests were made by well known experts including Prof. Snyder of the agricultural experiment station. The Miller says that the tests do not verify the conclusions of the de partment of agriculture nor do they warrant the extravagant claims for macaroni wheat made by Secretary Wilson of the department of agricul ture. It would appear, however, that macaroni wheat had come to stay for it has a place in the list of our commer cial necessities, though it will be con ceded readily that the new variety of wheat should be raised separate and apart from the regular bread wheats, and ought to be planted only where other wheats will not thrive. HE Tonawanda, N. Y., minister who is building up a large congregation by the use of trading stamps is a winner and is imbued with the practical ideas of life. To all persons attending his church he gives trading stamps, and the idea is working like hot cakes. For originality the New York minister takes the cake. A Birthday Party. A "sweet sixteen"' birthday party was given by Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Patter son in honor of their daughter Helen last Friday evening, and about sixty of Miss Helen's friends were present to celebrate the event which they did in away that she will alwavs remember with great pleasure. Those invited were requested to bring something they could neither sell nor give away, and the articles were of all kinds and descriptions from a "'nothing" to some pretty big somethings, and caused a great deal of fun. The evening was passed pleasantly with games and music, and refreshments of ice cream The table was prettily decorated with smilax, sweet peas and asparagus. Miss Helen was Heavy JFaU of Rain The heaviest fall of rain during the Let us hope that-all old -whole season visited this section last veterans o? our country will be properly Friday night and tUe downpour lasted Z* looked after and that we may "never alllet night and there seemed be 0 SHavings. "n ii i li ~~II ii i- rtniii_ -i -i Showers and probably rain. Some men achieve greatness when they die. An out-of-date belief is sometimes better than an up-to-date creed. With the opening of school again the thrashing season is on the boom. The standing of some of the base ball clubs is akin to a sitting posture. Some fellows have to scratch pretty hard to make their mark in the world. Minneapolis has closed its "candy stores." What a sweet-scented policy. Many people spend too much time at the wings of life waiting for the en cores that never come. It was ninety-seven in the shade in San Francisco last week. It was a shade under this in Princeto'n. Why doesn't the Minneapolis Jour nal continue the spelling reform a bit the "Jurnl." It's all the same. furthe an ca itsel The colleges and universities have opened this week and there is apt to be a mental sweel that will be felt around the world. The age of steel has produced a string of public libraries, and the age of steal has produced some of the long est sentences in the English language. Delays are dangerous, procrastina tion is the thief of time, but hesitation at the gateway of opportunity is the bandit that you want to keep an eye on. In a few short days the Methodist ministers of northern Minnesota will all be going home to roost for a brief spell and then fly to other fields they know not of.. Little WillieMama, did God make everybody? MamaWhat makes you ask such a question, vVillie? Little WillieI heard you say so once, but pa says that Mr. Smoothem is a self-made man. Johnny (who had been hearing his big brother read history)-That must have been an awful diet those old Ger mans had to live on, ma. Do you sup pose the doctors wanted them to? The MotherWhat are you talking about, my boy? JohnnyThe Diet of Worms. 4.4. 4* up tlong., it I would rain andto rain %$,' and rain, and when it got through rain inS" there must have been a fall of over Sun inche id] farm Relegate, 1s S iou the average farmer only earned twenty- -cent heavy rains tob a considerable ex-** six cents a day Princeton would have tent, and the potato crop in many places will be very poor. will tau Sixteen Indians from Mille Lacs lake, e, r!!J"yriB and went -y filled andr both branches of Rum river ^uu mat UJIB average *.wy* ver a ove ros T" 4,4. H* m3ur over their banks. The1continued wet "weathecrops", i doing an awful lot r "to late especially hav bee potatoef damage which ecaus Mille Lacs Indians Go to School. Twho* '"-teen boys leftS a week for Morris, Minn., to attend th government Indian school. 1 Dry Goods, Clothing, Ladies' and Gents' Fur= nishings, Hats, Caps, Shoes, Flour and Feed. fr^M*^ QH HtrjEpm-^j 5********%%*%%%%%%%%%*%wv ^wwwwwwvw%wwwww THE CENTER Princeton is the Best Trading Center. Anderson's Store is in the Center of the Trading District. It is the Center of Trade Gravity. It the Center of Trade Attraction Because it is Reliable. Some pretty styles and Patterns in Fall and Winter Dress Goods. New Idea PatternsWe are agents for and keep in stock a full line of these popular paper patterns. They are right up to date on fashions and cost but tea cents E. B. ANDERSON Princeton, Minn. HARRY ENGLISH & GO. THE BI6 STORE Highest Price Paid for Farm Produce. A Pleased Customer is our best Advertisement ZIMMERMAN, MINN. rSateaKiiiirBifil 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 L,ivery is Complete. Good nobby rigs and gentle horses can be found at my barn at all hours. fly fine black Percheron Stallion will be found at the barn during the season. 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