THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O. DUNN.
PtablisHed Eyery Thursday.
TERMSS1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
$1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE.
OFFICE: FIRST ST., EAST OF COURTHOUSE.
0 1. STAPLES,
Poor Russia, her flax crop is said
to be a failure also.
Town election notices are posted,
and the roadoverseer goes marching
War sent hogs up from twenty-five
to thirty cents last week. Hogs will
be good money from this time on.
A Duluth man won 100 hats on bets
made on the recent election in that
city. (T)hats the way to get them.
Baltimore will spend $2,000,000 in
leaning up the debris of the great fire
and set to work to make a finer city
Rural mail carriers will have their
pay increased from $50 to $60 per
month, and this will not be any too
much for the work performed.
We are under obligations to Repre
sentative Bede for a copy of the con
gressional directory of the second
session of the fifty-eight congress.
It takes Uncle Joe Cannon to pass
pension bills. He just asked for any
objections in a manner that meant
trouble for the objectors and the bills
The senators will vote on the Pana
ma treaty on the 23d of the present
month. There is no need of anyone
holding his breath, however, as the
treaty will be ratified.
All Jews who want to go to war will
have a fine opportunity to play even
at this time. Get off at Port Arthur
or most any old port in the far east
and there will be plenty to do.
Mary D. McFadden is wielding the
"News and Comment" pen in the Du
luth News-Tribune again after a siege
of t\phoid fever. Her work shows
that she has fully recovered.
Recent discoveries of radium have
brought the price of that precious ar
ticle down to as low as $2,500,000 a
pound. It will not be on the patent
medicine counter for some time to
The emperor of Korea is advertis
ing for an expert dentist. The em
peror will have to chew bullets for
some time to come and wants a good
set of teeth and some repair work
Japan has issued a formal declara
tion of war. There really was no need
of it, so far as fighting was concerned
as there was a red-hot declaration
made one dark night off Port Arthur
not a great many days ago.
Owing to the war Russia will aban
don its exhibit at the St. .Louis expo
sition this year. She has enough to
look after in the far east at the pres
ent time. Japan will probably con
duct the war and also an exhibit at
St. Louis at the same time.
Wives of Omaha workmen intend to
take a hand in strikes and lockouts in
the future and will see that their hus
bands are on the right side of the
fence before they jump their jobs and
hang around the house cursing cor
porations and the nation.
At the annual meeting of the Na
tional Woman's Suffrage asssociation
in Washington last week one of the
speakers stated that the new woman
was steadily going forward and in the
end will surely win the goal. There
is no doubt about it at all.
It has been practically determined
that Postmaster General Payne of
Wisconsin, vice chairman of the na
tional committee, and close to the
president, shall carry on the prelimin
ary Republican campaign work until
the assembling of the Republican na
The Minnesota State Agricultural
society will offer $50,000 in premiums
and purses for the fair next year. Of
this amount $23,000 will be offered for
purses which will insure a fine racing
program* while the balance will guar
antee a great display of live stock
and farm products.
Richard Croker, the ex-boss of Tam
many, and who is now a resident of
England, is going to start a bacoxn
factory at Tipperary, Ireland, and he
will try to drive American bacon out
of that country. Croker was always
more or less on the hog order.
The Brainerd Tribune was thirty
two years old last week It is one of
the oldest as well as one of the best
papers in the northern part of the
State. Editor Halsted bought the
Tribune twenty years ago and, as he
says, there have been many, many
changes in that time, but all the
changes have been for the best.
John F. Stone of Rush City has en
tered the field of literature and jour
nalism by beginning the publication
of the "Pruning Hook," a monthly
magazine on the order of the Philis
tine. It is devoted to trimming things.
The author and publisher takes a li
beral license to himself and goes after
things ancient and modern in a vig
Farmers are warned by A. C. Clau
sen, secretary of the railroad and
warehouse commission not to be too
eager to make consignments of farm
produce, etc., to many of the city
dealers who send out very tempting
looking price lists, and which when
settlement with the farmer is made are
discounted about sixty-five per cent.
The only sure way is to make the city
merchant send his man to the farm and
pay down his "dough."
In his address at the Lincoln day
banquet at Minneapolis Gov. Cum-people
mings of Iowa said: "That the Re
publican party has made some mis
takes in its long and distinguished
career, may be fairly admitted, for it
is composed of mortals, not divini
ties but I challenge the history of
mankind for any organization that
has administered human affairs so
successfully, patriotically and justly,
as has the organization of which we
are happy and fortunate members."
Congressman Steenerson is receiv
ing warm congratulations over the
manner in which he secured the pas
sage of his bill to throw open the Red
Lake Indian reservation. The bill
provides for the opening of the Red
Lake reservation at once, under the
homestead law, and at a price of not
less than $4.00 per acre, and to take
effect at once, without submission to
the Indians who are allowed six
months to vacate the land, and the
proceeds of the sale, a sum not ex
ceeding $300,000, shall be paid in cash,
per capita, share and share alike, to
each man, woman and child belonging
on said reservation shortly after the
sale, and the remainder to be paid in
fifteen annual installments. Thief
River Falls had a great celebration
over the passage of the bill, and in
the excitement the Review of that city
"pied" its first page in going to press.
This catastrophe was justifiable under
the circumstances. As the bill is an
tagonized by Secretary Hitchcock,
Indian Commissioner Jones and Land
Commissioner Richards it is said an
effort will be made to have the presi
dent veto it.
Since the great victories achieved
by the Japs last week there has been a
calm which forebodes an inevitable
clash on land or sea, or both, and the
war status at the present time is very
favorable to Japan. But Russia is
just beginning to realize the awful
whipping she has received, and "the
bear that walks like a man" is in a
very ugly mood. The rapid shifting
of events has stirred the dogs of war
all over the world, and there is not a
nation but what is on the anxious seat.
Russia is threatened with a revolution
and the ghosts of many a Siberian
exile and Kisheniff victims are haunt
ing the palace of the czar. Finland
is restless. China itself is feeling the
effects of the tide of events and it will
be almost a miracle if China can be
made to remain neutral. France is
sore over the way Russia is being
punished, Great Britain is on the alert
and casting up its war footing. Ger
many is leaning towarfl Russia, Den
mark says she can defend her neutral-
war is being fought over a powderj
MARCUS A. HANNA.
Marcus A. Hanna, the great com
mercial and political leader, is dead,
having passed away at his rooms at
the Arlington hotel in Washington
Monday evening at 6:40 o'clock. For
several days his family and intimate
friends realized that the inevitable end
was near, though the attending physi
cians adopted all artificial means to
prolong the hours of the dying states
man. Funeral services were held at
the senate chamber yesterday at noon
and the body was afterwards taken to
Mr. Hanna's home city, Cleveland,
where services will be held for the
family and friends and old neighbors
and associates of Mr. Hanna to-mor
Marcus Hanna was perhaps the best
and at the same time the least known
man in the United States. When he
espoused the election of his warm
friend, William McKinley, in 1896, the
whole nation was rent in twain by the
free silver cry and public feeling for a
time transcribed the bounds of caution
and prudence. It was then that
Hanna, demonstrated himself a politi
cal chieftain and a wise leader. He
was little known then and was looked
upon by many as some great god of
greed that had been reared up on a
pedestal for the people to worship.
Hanna alone did not win the fight for
sound money, busy factories and Wil
liam McKinley, but he contributed in
a large measure to the success of the
Republican party in that memorable
campaign. In 1900 as chairman of the
national Republican committee he
again was forced to meet the American
face to face and this time it
was trusts and the horrible nightmare
of empire that inflamed the public
mind. Hanna made a trip through
the west during that campaign and
his frank heart-to-heart talks with his
fellow citizens at once won him the
confidence and esteem ,pf many who
formerly looked upon him as a de
vouring lion. He was a man of great
force of character, with strong con
victions, and very pronounced likes
and dislikes. Intrenched in his con
victions he was almost immovable.
His judgment as to the speedy or ulti
mate disposition of great issues was
considered safe and he possessed the
confidence of most of the party lead
ers. He was appointed United States
senator in 1897 by Gov. Bushnell of
Ohio to serve out John Sherman's
term and was elected to the senate in
1898 and re-elected by the Ohio legis
lature last month. Senator Hanna
was the friend of labor. He employed
thousands of men with whom he al
ways dealt with great consideration
and respect. He was one of the organ
izers of the Civic Federation of Labor
in which he took great interest. In an
article on "Socialism and Labor
Unions" in the February National
Magazine, he treated in a very inter
esting manner of the relationships
bevtween labor and capital. In clos
ing he said: I wish I could impress
upon every American the individual
responsibility that rests upon each
one of us. Every year of experience,
every dollar of accumulated capital,
every talent we posssess should be
regarded as a sacred charge for the
good of the nation, to help in uniting
the interests of rich and poor, learned
Company Targ et Practice.
The boys of Company are becom
ing familiar with the "short cut" tar
get practice at the armory and are
making some very good scores. On
the "down" firing Corporal Tritch
makes 24 out of a possible 25. Pri
vate Boyn leads out with a total score
of 66. Most all the boys are doing
creditable work. Following is the
THE PRINCETON TJNIOK: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 1904.
21 H2 21 21 21 19
Pnv K. M_nke..
Pn v. Marshal
i. for Mashampho, on the south. T3hi:
lty and sea routes. Uncle Sam is bn*s
is why Japan says "fight."
looking on and is a very much inter
ested spectator. The Russia-Japanese
65 64 62
62 6i 60
20 23 20
Why Japan Says "Fight."
Japan has conquered Korea three
times, but always left it its independ
Russia promised solemnly in 1886,
1894 and 1898 never to occupy Korea
Yet she has seized Yongampho, in
Korea, and is reaching out
__ 7 destroyed one of the, buildings used
mine and the end no man^can predict fo
at this time. buildings on the' rsfacn were destroyed.
*f *^t week
sleeping /purposes/ otther
A Business Administration.
This paper stands for a good, clean,
honest, straightforward business ad
ministration of State affairs and be
lieves that Robert Dunn will furnish
Hard Cash Talks.
R. C. Dunn contributed $700 to the
campaign fund to elect S. R. Van
Sant and has the check to prove it and
he was not a candidate for office
either. Will Van Sant do as well?
It is generally conceded that Bob
Dunn will get the delegation from
Winona county, where Van Sant re
sides. Comment is unnecessary.
Would Assume Responsibility.
According to the Collins supporters,
if Bob Dunn receives the Republican
nomination for governor it will be
wholly due to Democratic newspaper
influence, and the Herald-Review is
quite prepared to second the motion.
In fact, if we must submit to having a
Republican governor at all this paper
is willing to assume the entire respon
sibility for his nomination and sub
sequent election.Grand Rapids Her
A Book Wi th a Record.
A neat little book issued 'by the
Princeton Dunn club gives a record of
Hon. Robert C. Dunn as State audi
tor. It is a faithful history of the re
sults accomplished while Mr. Dunn
was the State's accounting officer, and
if the voters of the State will only
familiarize themselves with Mr. Dunn's
services in behalf of the people there
will be no doubt in their minds which
of the Republican candidates for gov
ernor is most worthy of their support.
Red Lake Courier.
The Direction of the Wind.
The Dunn sentiment is even stronger
in this neck of the woods than most
people imagine. A Sentinel represent
ative took occasion to interview ten
prominent farmers, from various
localities, here during the farmers' in
stitute. On being asked as to their
preference as to the candidates for the
Republican nomination for governor,
six favored Dunn three Collins and
one Eddy. This may not be very sig
nificant but in our humble opinion it
shows the direction of the wind.
A Political Debt.
Bob Dunn's speech on State issues
in 1900, which was published in nearly
every Republican paper in the State,
did more- than anything else to elect
Van Sant governor in place of John
Lind. The truth of the matter is that
if ever one Republican owed anything
to another politically Gov. Van Sant
owes Bob Dunnowes him more than
he has either the ability or the inclin
ation to repay.Lakefield Standard.
Retrospective and Prospective.
Mr. Dunn's twenty or more years of
public life have earned for him the
reputation of being an independent,
bold, fearless and honest champion of
the people. He has been tried many
times and the people love and respect
him for the record he has made and
any deliberate attempt to belittle his
public services, impugn his motives,
or question the honesty or sincerity
of his word, will be resented by thou
sands of citizens throughout the State
who know Bob Dunn and who intend
to honor him for what he has done.
Long Prairie Leader.
A Question of Record.
Why is it that the Collins' crowd
does not quote some facts to substan
tiate the claim that he, Collins, is
more a man of the people than is Bob
Dunn? Just look up Collins' record
on the supreme court bench and
Dunn's as State auditor and see who
has favored the corporations the
stronger in the past in their respective
positions of trust.Cambridge Inde
"Coming Events Cast Their Shadows."
Dunn is the only Republican can
didate for governor now in sight all
the rest have slid back into the long
dark shadow cast by the ex-auditor.
Houston Valley Signal.
A Glencoe Estimate.
R. C. Dunn will carry Ramsey
county to a certainty. He will either
carry Hennepin or split the delegation.
He will have St. Louis county, Mille
Lacs county, Meeker, Swift, the entire
Third district, practically all of the
First district, and better than half of
the Second. He will carry Chisago,
Pine and Kanabec counties. He will
carry Washington and Dakota coun
ties, and he will give'Collins the fight
of his life in Stearns. Benton and
Sherburne counties.Glencoe Regis
And They Would.
We believe if Collins were elected
governor he would enforce the law as
he finds it and we believe Mr. Dunn
would do the same. Why then this
"merger" howl that means nothing?
If the courts hold that the merger
is illegal any man who happens to be
elected governor will have to bring
all the force of the State to bear to en
force the decisions be it Collins9 Dunn,
Eddy or 'anybody else.Seaforth
Ought to Make Good Governor.
A good State auditor ought to make
an equally good governor. Bob Dunn
was the best auditor the State of Min
neesota has had in recent years, and
the people are looking up to him now.
Lake City Republican.
Circus Day Talk.
The candidacy of Bob Dunn is mak
ing the other candidates look like a
back street on a circus day.Big Fork
Not Ro om 18.
Bob Dunn will eventually have a
room in the capitol building and that
room will not be Mr. Collins'room 18.
It will be the governor's office.Bat
tle Lake Review.
Wore Ordinary "Kicks."
The Hon. Frank Eddy, who is at
present doing the gubernatorial gum
shoe act, was in town the first of the
week. We sized up his feet as closely
as we could without appearing impu
dent, but, really, we failed to note that
he was wearing other than an ordin
ary pair of "kicks" that could be pur
chased at any store in our city .for
two and a quarter.Sauk Center
Ramsey and Hennepin.
R. C. Dunn will not only carry
Ramsey county but a majority of the
delegates from Hennepin county will
be for Dunn.Lake Crystal Union.
I the Dark.
WantedTo exchange with some
good State paper supporting the Col
lins end of the argument. After a
close investigation of our large and
select list of exchanges we fail to find
one of the kind wanted. Please copy,
boys, and help us out.Cloquet Inde
A Bi Common.
In all of his public career Bob Dunn
has been a friend of the common peo
ple and it will take something more
substantial than hearsay statements to
change their minds. Dunn has been
tried and found to be genuine.Mora
Wants a Map
Wish Bob Dunn would send us one
of those county maps he is advertis
ing in the Union. It would come
mighty handy to show folks exactly
where the town is located which is go
ing to furnish the next governor of
A Becker County View.
So far as Mr. Dunn is concerned,
we believe him to be the choice of
Becker county Republicans, nine out
of ten. We believe him to be the pop
ular choice of his party throughout
the State, and that he will be accorded
the nomination by a decisive vote,
when the nominating convention meets.
But if this proves to be a wrong view
of the situation, and the honor is be
stowed upon some other citizen, the
friends of Mr. Dunn will be found
loyal to the choice of the party.De
Second Choice. Anyway.
Robert C. Dunn's campaign commit
tee has had printed and published in
booklet form the record of Mr. Dunn's
administration as State auditor. It
is no use trying to belittle his services
to the State while occupying the posi
tion of auditor. While the Herald is
doing all it can towards the promo
tion of the candidacy of Hon. F. M.
Eddyit will not and cannot say or
do anything that is unjust or unfair to
the gentleman from Princeton. He is
easily our second choice.Glenwood
Bu ry the Thought.
If any citizen of this State has har
bored the idea that Mr. R. C. Dunn
now, or at any time in his political or
private life, stood for the merging of
railroads in Minnesota, let him bury
the thought and forever drive away
the idea. He has gone much further
than even Judge Collins has dared to
go and any time Mr. R. C. Dunn says
he proposes to do certain things, the
people may just sit down and rest con
tented that they will be done.Eveleth
Goes Merrily On.
The Bob Dunn boom goes merrily
on while Collins is sitting on the fence
watching the smoke.Pine Tree Blaze.
Can Depended Upon.
Bob Dunn, if he is elected governor
of Minnesota, can be depended upon
to administer the laws of the State as
he finds them. "His record in the audi
tora's office guarantees all that and a
great deal more.Dassel Anchor.
Rigid and Impartial Enforcement.
Mr. Robert C. Dunn, one of the
candidates for governor, gave an in
terview to the daily papers last Thurs
day morning in which he reiterated
his position on public questions and
took advanced grounds on the merger.
He emphatically declared himself in
favor of competition between common
carriers and against any combination
of wealth or power contrary to law or
public interest. He said he is in favor
of rigid and impartial enforcement of
law, and where the present laws are
not sufficient to guard the public inter
ests he will insist upon the enactment
of laws requisite to protect the com
mercial prosperity of the State and the
citizen, and do his plain duty and en
force them.Northfield News.
A 820,000 School.
Cambridge is talking of building a
$20,000 school house. That's the thing
needed in Cambridge.
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GRA-t) AN PETIT JUROR S.
A IJst of C^izens of Mille __*cs County
Who W^i Serve in this Capacity.
The grant and petit jurors for the
April term tf court have been drawn
andtheprizt winners are as follows:.
J. C. Borden Princeton.
Henry Schimrung Princeton.
O. M. Moon Princeton.
Wm. Klingbeil Princeton.
John A. Wetter Princeton.
G. W. Harter Princeton.
Jacob EUenbaun Princeton.
Luther Jones Greenbush.
Ole Osborne Borgholm.
Ben Van Roekel Bogus Brook.
Chas. B. Love Bogus Brook.
Alfred F. Johnson Hayland.
C. M. Murray '.Milo.
B. A. Bradley Milo.
H. W. Towle Milo.
Jacob Van Rhee Milaca.
Manlev I. Clark Milaca.
E. I. Davis Milaca.
J. E. Moore Milaca.
Henry Mathison Milaca.
John H. Faucht....- Robbins.
James Warren Onamia.
Andrew Sehlin East Side.
E. M. Farnham Princeton.
Joseph Wolfe, sr Princeton.
Edward Benseman Princeton.
William Giltner Princeton.
Walter McFarland Princeton.
Charles A. Grow Greenbush.
Herman Schwartz Greenbush.
Louis Rocheford Greenbush.
William Bigelow Greenbush.
John Westling Borgholm.
John Edison Bogus Brook.
W. E. Jones Bogus Brook.
Axel Berg Hayland.
M. E. Northway Milo.
John Bleed Milo.
Lester Kempton Milo.
Eli Feather Milaca!
Erick Blomberg Milaca.
C. D. Mallery Milaca.
Ole J. Overby Milaca.
Walter Bard Page.
William Roach Robbins.
Frank Humble /.Isle Harbor
West Bran ch Creamery.
J. A. Wetter, secretary- of the West
Branch Co-operative Creamery as
sociation, recently organized, gives
the Union the following account of
the organization of the association,
which is more complete than the brief
mention made in the Union recently:
The farmers around Long's Siding
and Freer have organized themselves
into a farmers' co-operative creamery
association, to be known as the West
Branch Co-operative Creamery As
sociation. The association will start
in to build as soon as the weather
will permit. The building will be a
solid brick twelve feet high, the size
of the factory room and office will be
22x44 feet with an 20x22 feet for en
gine and boiler room, etc. The factory
will have a concrete and cement floor.
The engine room will have a brjck
floor and the walls inside will be
plastered smooth with cement. The
wood finish inside will be of yellow
pine and oil finished. The ceiling in
engine room and the roofs are to be
The building will be equipped with
the best and latest improved machin
ery, a fifteen horse-power engine and
a twenty horse-power boiler, and when
completed will be one of the finest and
best plants in the country. The ma
chinery was purchased from Fargo &
Co. St. Paul.
The site for the plant was deeded to
the association by David Wetter, near
the Taylor bridge and makes an ideal
location, and most centrally located
for that section of the country, being
easily accessible from all directions.
The association expects to have their
plant ready for operation about May
15th, if the weather is favorable.
The officers of the association are:
O. H. Uglem, president: John Morn
ing, vice president J. A. Wetter, sec
retary B. G. Benson, treasurer Ja
cob Ellenbaum, Chas. Nordstrom and
Oscar Erickson, trustees.
The secretary has completed the
plans and specifications for the build
ing and the board is ready to receive
bids at once for putting up the build
ing. The farmers of the association
deserve credit for their enterprise.
It is reported that some of the farmers
in the meadow section north and east
of the Siding are already buying cows
to be ready for the opening of the new
creamery. We predict a bright future
for the association.
Elk River Bridge.
Representative Buckman has intro
duced a bill in congress to permit the
construction of a wagon and foot
bridge across the Mississippi river to
connect the towns of Elk River. Sher
burne county, and Otsego, Wright
The bill has been referred to Major
G. McDerby of the United States en
gineering corps for approval. The
towns wish to erect a bridge without a
draw about fifteen feet above high
water, and objection is expected from
lumber companies that have small
steamers in service. Major Derby
will hear complaints at his office in
the Bank of Minnesota building.
Snooze to Us.
That is a doubtful experiment which
the Rev. Mr. Gratz of Princeton pro
poses to make. He intends to place a
receiver in front of his pulpit so that
those living out on the rural lines, and
who have telephones, can Jiear bis
Sunday evening sermons. His au
dience can then take a quiet snooze
without the least chance of being de
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