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It 1*, *p??f64 -^^'^^^^pj^^^'^a^Ta^^i^ THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. Published Every Thursday. TERMSS1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE: FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURTHOUSE. Q. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. Spring has been obliged to send for its fur coat. The people are for Roose-v elt, ergo the rest of 'em. Legitimate trade and traffic needs no artificial support. Just at present the tariff seems to be hoeing its own corn. Good morning, do you want a 30b on the Panama canal A snow-ball brigade put out a fire in La Crosse the other day. Here's a pointer for Princeton. The man who doesn't like to pay a reasonable tax on what he owns lacks public spirit and civic pride. Free lunches in Minneapolis are now illegal but just as appetizing as ever if you have the price of an "ein." A St Paul Globe writer refers to Albert Berg as former State treasurer. Where does Aug. Koerner get off. Watterson says that the word so ciety is a very flexible term. Well, yes, some. It covers trash of all kinds. Vegetables and green stuff are behandle ginning to show their faces on thetions, markets. A little high but dropping every day. It's the 40s, the 80s and the 160- acre farms that make the country and not the big bonanza farms and the great ranches. Chicago is having hard work put ting up her convention fund, but the town will surely be able to make good for the Roosevelt event. Congress will make extra efforts to get an early adjournment, for the boys all want to get home in time to mix up in the different state campaigns. Sir Edwin Arnold, the well-known author and journalist, died at London, on March 24th. He made himself famous by his ''Light of Asia" and "Light of the World." Congress will probably grant the rural carriers their raise. In the ap propriation bill that passed the house last week the amendment for the inhis crease in pay was adopted. According to all reports the Rus sians managed to get up a little spunk the other day and sail out to give bat tle, but the Jap admiral sized the enemy up and concluded to let themany Russians get a little fresh air. The beef trust may not be in re straint of trade, but there is no ques tion but what it is in restraint of re duction in price. The go\ernment can find plenty of evidence if it puts a few tracers to work in the city of Chicago. The northwest offers homeseekers 10,000,000 acres of good farm lands. Northern Minnesota, with counties larger than many states and European nations, is only about one-fourth set tled. Omaha ministers intend to make a vigorous stand against the practice of marrying all who apply for ministe rial service in this line. Wouldn't be a bad idea if all ministers would fol low suit. Southwestern railroads are doing much to develop that country. In two days recently the Santa Fe road hauled eight train loads, or 2,000 peo ple into Oklahoma, Arkansas, south western Kansas and the Pecos valley. Feeble-minded children seem to be increasing in this State. The institu tion at Faribault now has 900 inmates, and applications are on file for 200 more. The human race isn't quite perfect yet. A Chicago school teacher plunged into the Desplaines river the other day and rescued a little girl. Two boys who had knocked the little girl into the water ran away and left her to her fate while the brave schoolma'am showed herself to be a heroine. MA,. ***& QEO. P. WRIGHT. Editor. The Easter egg is it. *_** j**r* The Ortonville district convention went the State convention one better with its set of resolutions. The Sev enth district Republicans held a rous ing meeting at^Ortonville and accord ing to all reports that little city did itself proud in entertaining the dele gates and visitors. Rev. ''Go-Lightly" Morrill of Min neapolis stands up for the free lunches in saloons. Rev. Morrill was form erly pastor of a church in Kentucky which had seven brewers on the church rolls, and he probably has seen the business end of breweries and sa loons at close range. Trans-Atlantic steamships will soon begin the publication of daily papers on board ship. Wireless messages will keep the telegraph editor busy, while there will be plenty of local work to do. First-cabin news will go topL. column, while '"steerage" will go as ad fillers and eveners. The Republicans of Hubbard county are talking of running Henry R. Cobb of the Park Rapids Enterprise for clerk of court for that county. The honor would be one well bestowed for Mr. Cobb has been a hard worker for his party for many long years and has always been loval. He is one of the kind that sticks to his party and its principles. Newspaper publishers are trying to get congress to adopt the Alger amend ment to the postoffice appropriation bill which will allow rural carriers to newspapers, taking subscrip making collections, etc., and to attend to other little errands which carriers might as well have the privi lege of doing. The amendment will probably be adopted. There is something pathetic in the calm resignation manifested by oldseem Chief Bemidji who is almost ready to leave for the happy hunting ground. When his doctor informed him that he could not live much longer the chief remarked with simple dignity: '"It is well, Bemidji is old. His time has come, and he*- is ready and not afraid to go. When he reaches the happy hunting ground he will suffer no cold, no hunger. Life will be only a pleasure.'' Senator Burton of Kansas has been found guilty of shielding a St. Louis commission company against a fraud order issuing from the postal bureau. He was found guilty on five separate counts and besides facing the loss of high office he must stand a heavy fine and imprisonment in all proba bility. In the whole history of the government no U. S. senator ever suffered expulsion because of con viction of any crime. His conviction will be a good lesson and there are public officials who will no doubt profit by it. President Kellar of the First Na tional bank of Albert Lea stated at a southern Minnesota bankers' meeting the other day that the cow and the bank had made his county to blossom as the rose, as the\ had worked to gether for the prosperity of the com munity. Freeborn county has seven teen creameries whose monthly output amounts to $62,000, and this sum goes principally to the farmers. Mr. Kel lar remarked that not a failure was ever known among the creameries, and the banks never lost a cent loaned them. It costs a snug sum to pay Uncle Sam's household and office expenses each day. A United States treasury statement shows that on March 19th the receipts from customs, internal revenue and miscellaneous sources amounted to $1,318,147.62, while the expenditures amounted to $1,460,000. This was for civil purposes, war, navy, pensions, and Indians. Uncle Sam pays nearly $18,000,000 in inter est every year. Pensions is the heav iest item of expense and cost the gov ernment over $106,000,000 annually, a sum greater than for all civil and miscellaneous purposes. Our "dogs of war cost us on land and sea over $150,000,000 each year, while our In dians cost us over $80,000,00. In fact we are paying annunities to many red men who are wealthy, but we are get ting value received, as we never paid the Indians any bonus, except what the Indian agents have "grafted.'** -If- -1* &.3kt&ck*Jt' THE PRUCTCEtfOBT UNION: What a sorry spectacle poor old John L. Sullivan must be in his old age and growing blind. Once the hero of the prize ring he is now feeble and "broke" with few friends and nothing but a memory. The money that he made and spent is conservatively estimated at a million and a half. For twelve years he was the undis puted champion of the world as a prize fighter, hu% he has a contestant now that he must go down before. The quarter century sale of "Brown dale" Shorthorn cattle, the property of H. F. Brown of Minneapolis, oc curred last week. A lot of fine ani mals were sold. W. O. Merz of Monti cello paid the second highest price for a single annimal. He bid $450 for imported "Nonpariel 38th." Judge Searle paid $410 for "Lady Winsome" while the Thompson Cattle Co. andbridge A. Reed of Minneapolis bought some of the stock for their Rum river ranches. "Browndale" Shorthorns are noted the country over. According to a statement made by Frank G. Locke, president of the Se curity Trust Co. of St. Paul, there was expended last year in Minnesota on road and bridges outside of cities and villages $1,063,271.88 and in the cities and villages $228,095.90, or a total of $1,291,367,78, a lot of money to expend on roads and bridges, but no onevarious would kick any if it was an absolute fact that 75* per cent of this sum was spent in the same manner that a good business man or a well-conducted company would spend the same amount in betterments and improve ments. But as long as the poll tax runs neck and neck with the razor back hog and the "Arkansas traveler" let us be satisfied road matters are as good as they are. Our country cousin isn't half as bad as his village "dad" and village citizens who do not to be very particular about roads and sidewalks. J. J. McCardy, auditor of the post office department, has called the atDunn tention of congress to what appears to be a nice graft for the Oceanic Steam ship company that is carrying the mails from the port of San Francisco to the Society Islands. Capt. Mc Cardy states that the government is paying at the rate of a dollar a mile to the steamship company for carry ing the mails. Under the contract with the steamship company the gov ernment is now paying $45,000 a year for carrying this mail. Prior to the year 1900 the same service was per formed by French steamers at a cost of $400 a 5 ear. On Nov. 1st, 1900 the Oceanic Steamship company took up the service with the American regis tered steamers, which increased the cost to about $1,150. Under the ap propriation by congress, fixing the compensation at $1 per mile, the cost of the service has increased to $42,120 per annum. I SKavings. There is no crown without a cross. Every day will be Easter Sunday by and by. Trinity of lifebirth, death and res urrection. Lent is over, but on can borrow if you want to. The lily is the symbol of purity, but so often to what base uses! A small soul is the man's that can't rejoice at Eastertide. The milliners and the haberdashers seem to have monopolized the spirit of Easter. A chick in the shell is worth two in the incubator, provided the old hen sets pat and is a good scratcher. Great grief and great goodness are sobering factors, temporarily at least, for it's hard to make man a calf bind ing for the ten commandments. Human beings are like eggssome are hard boiled, some soft boiled some just medium, while a whole lot are just raw. Columbus used an egg to prove that the earth was round, while the cook uses an egg to make sure that the cake is not flat. Easter is typical of the resurrection, and if birds have souls and are ever to be resurrected millions of them will recognize a portion of themselves in ancient Easter hats. Some Easter bonnets are perfect dreams surrounded by a halo of har mony and surmounting some of the vainest specimens of humanity that ever escaped by proxy from the orig inal garden and landed on, Mt.^VracaV ^pp THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1904. POLITICAL COMMENT:: An Estimate of Cheney. It seems to be the unanimous opin ion of the country newspapers that the political column of the Minneapolis Journal, edited by Charles B. Cheney, is the most unfair and guilty of the most gross misrepresentation of any thing that ever appeared in the press of the State. It might almost be said: "If you see it in the Journal, it's notthe so."Lakefield Standard. Tote Fair. Some of the tactics resorted to by the Van Sant-Collins leaders are enough to make any decent thinking man blush with shame for them and it is no wonder that many would-be-sup porters of Judge Collins refrain from taking a hand in his behalf in the present contest. Tote fair ye would-be political dictators. The voters are well aware of the situation.Cam Independent. Method in His Madness. As Mr. Johnson belongs to the clique of officeholders who are trying to per petuate themselves in office, the ascounty sumption is natural that Mr. John son's official zeal in investigating the auditor's office is inspired by motives that are out of place in modern civil ized politics. His motive is so thor oughly believed to be the desire to in jure Mr. Dtinn his pertinacity is so open to the charge of being inspired by personal animosity that any criti cism would fall flat after the repeated commendation given Mr. Dunn after investigations. The public has no time for charges made to injure a candidate, and, least of all, when made by the partisan supporter of a rival candidate.Pioneer Press. Ample Proof. There is no lack of evidence to show that Bob Dunn is now and always has been a presistent and consistent friend of the common people. His official record furnishes ample proof to back up this estimate of him. Osakis Review. Character of Opposition. Wherever you find a strong oppon ent of Mr. Dunn you will find some one who either has been thwarted in some effort detrimental to the public interests or who has hope tor some op portunity of that description in the near future. It is creditable to Mr.coming that this class of men do not want to see him the chief executive of the State.New Prague Times. Getting: Desperate. Jim Martin, the Collins manager, is getting desperate and is leaving no garbage unstirred while attempting to boost his man into an office to which he foolishly aspires. We say fool ishly aspires, because Bob Dunn has the nomination cinched.Cloquet In dependent". "First Shall be Last," Etc. The Collins men are claiming a ma jority of the delegates at the State con vention in Minneapolis last week, but the Dunn men will be on hand when the nominating convention meets next summer.Isanti News. Carrying Consternation. The strength being shown by R. C. Dunn in his candidacy for nomination of governor on the Repub lican ticket is carrying consternation into the ranks of the Collins suppor ters. At the State convention held in Minneapolis last Thursday, the Col lins element were claiming everything in sight, as they have all along, but all the "claiming everything in sight" will not nominate Judge Collins, and we are safe in saying that Judge Col lins will never be nominated for gov ernor on the Republican ticket. Adams Review. A Mud-Slinging- Affair. The Collins gubernatorial campaign has developed into a regular mud slinging affair. The managers have kept their henchmen busy for the past six months trying to find some flaw in Bob Dunn's official career, but failing in their efforts to do so, are descend ing into the slums of falsehood and misrepresentation in order to make some kind of a showing. This sort of thing cannot win, nor had it ought to. Mr. Dunn is making an honorable and straightforward, i campaign and is go- kis&Ai *!M^ S %$$: ing to be the next governor of Minne sota.Jackson Tribune. Hon.date Ia Dakota County. This county, if the votes were counted to-dav, would send a Dunn delegation by a large majority. The certificate of character, which was published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press signed by Rev. Mr. Avison, a former pastor here, and others, seems a little superfluous in view of the pub lished reports of all the examiners and assistant examiners and experts and counsel who have united in the search ing scrutiny of every act of the audi tor's office before and after Dunn. Dakota County Tribune. A One-Sided Affair. Those who read the Minneapolis Journal have no doubt noticed the political column written by C. B.confine Cheney, who always has a good word for Collins and a poorer word for Dunn. He should get out in the coun try once in awhile where he could get an idea of the true political situation. Viewing State politics from a 6x9 room in the Journal building is a very one-sided affair.Battle Lake Review. A Big Piece of Rot. We feel sure that Robert C. Dunn has the winning hand, but must admit that there is work to be done in order to pile up a majority. The howl that is going up in regard to the merger and why don't Dunn declare himself is a big piece of rot and should be quelled. Mr. Dunn has stated repeat edly that he stood for enforcement of laws of the State and will do so without fear or favor.Akeley Herald. A Mud Factory. Tis not to the credit of Minnesota that her capitol is turned into an in stitution for the manufacture and dis tribution of political mud.Chaska Review. Second Nature a straw.Elmore Eye. Judge Collins has held office for his bright new daughter, thirty years and is still crying for more. that it has become a second nature with him.Dassel Anchor. Would be Matter of Form. If the State officers were to be nom inated by a primary election as theand officers are, the nomination of Mr. Dunn would be only a matter of form.Pillager Leader. That Comes Later. It might be well to inform the news papers of the State that the convention recently held in Minneapolis was not called for the purpose of nominating a governor.Sauk Centre Herald. Doing a Lively Turn. It isn't very likely that those who are now holding positions under the Van Sant administration are going to get out of their coats and work for Dunn since it is understood that Col lins is the administration candidate. And this is reason enough why Van Sant's office-holders get into the adWhen ministration tread-mill and do a lively turn to keep the thing from running onto their heels. A bird in the hand, etc. "Goodhue Enterprise. Grand-Stand Play. Bob Dunn's friends have been ac cused of attempting band wagon meth ods in the conduct of his campaign, but it would appear to the layman that the Collins aggregation made a grand-stand play at the recent State convention and attempted to stampede delegates Collins ward by creating the false impression that everything was his way.Seaforth Item. Don't All Speak at Once. ,Will some one please cite a case where Collins has ever made any stand against corporations? Outspoken Bob Dunn has shown in the past that he had the courage and backbone to do this very thing and when the people's interests are at stake that's the type of a man they want to endorse for governor.Echo Enterprise. A "Walk Over. It is a walk over for Robert C. Dunn. His nomination and election as the next governor of Minnesota is already assured. It is hard work to fool the people.Triumph Progress A Protest. Dr. Geo. H. Bridgeman, of the Ham lin university has tired of the abuse heaped upon Robert C. Dunn, candi for governor, by the opposition signs a public protest to that effect.Sherburne Advance. theand Between Sales. Virginia business men are too busy to talk politics, but from a conversa tion heard "between sales" the Vir ginian is led to believe that the Prince ton candidate, Mr. Robert C. Dunn, is their choice.Virginian. Desperate Tactics. The Collins force are making good the prediction of their campaign man ager Martin who said: An Estimate of Hearst. Walter Wellman in a letter to the Record-Herald of Chicago says that Heart cannot get the Democratic nom ination for president. He says that the great journalist by proxy cannot get the south. Wellman says of Hearst: "Hearst must have some sort of sense and knowledge, because he knows enough to hire able men and to pay them big salaries. If he were to his ambitions wholly to the newspaper business that would be a most commendable trait. Nor would anyone have the right to inquire rd United States it is a pertinent inquiry whether the masna hasn tndi try that a man who aspires to the presidency should really have a pretty sential. In newspaper circlesfthe gos- SPVP i ADDITIONAL LOCAL. The stocking social given by the Dorcas ladies at the I. O. O. F. hall Tuesday 'evening was well attended. A very good program of musical and literary selections was rendered after which a lunch was served. Dr. A. G. Aldrich, eye, ear and throat specialist of the Northwestern hospital, will be at the office of Dr. Cooney all daj on Thursday, April 7tn to make examinations" and opera tions and give treatments. A telephone message was received by C. A. Jack from Prof. H. E. White at Little Falls last Tuesday evening announcing the arrival at the home of Prof. Wihte of a twelve-pound girl. We presume that Prof. White is enjoy ing his Easter-week vacation admiring T-r Arthur Einbeck and E. H. Witte 01 John Berg and they will fix up the building for a bottling factory. They will move the building to a convenient lot just as soon as thej canfindone, hope to be able to get started in business in a short time. Misses Clara and Maude Weathern, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Malkson, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Dahlquist, and John Moe ger attended a social affair at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Moeger at Princeton, given in honor of the birthday of the hostess. They had a very pleasant time.Elk River Star News. The cold spell last week caught some of the potato men napping and it is said that at two of the warehouses the spuds were nipped by Jack Frost. Rines & Co. had a car of potatoes, from Sabin, Minn., frosted en route.' the cold snap arrived orders were given at once to roundhouse all stock where it was possible to do so. Last Thursday while the old court house safe was being moved into the Caley warehouse it tipped off the sled and Claire Caley had a narrow escape from being pinned under the heavy safe. It required considerable time and trouble to right the safe and get it back on the wagon but it was finally landed in the warehouse where it will probably remain for some time. It is rumored that a new bowling alley will be built the coming summer by E. F. Douglass at a convenient place up town, and the alley will be made large enough to accommodate those who wish to patronize it. Bowl ing is a great sport in all the larger places and a good bowling alley run in the proper manner ought to pay well in Princeton. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morneau went to the twin cities jesterday. While down Frank will buy new furniture for the parlor, dining room and hallways of the hotel. He also intends to im prove the office by putting in a fine hardwood counter with cigar case. Another improvement he will make will be the placing of soft water con nections in all the upper rooms of the hotel. B. O. Brown went to the cities Mon day to buy some of the latest labor saving machinery for his laundry. His business has been growing so rap idly the past year or so that he has hardly been able to handle it all. Mr. Brown says that he hopes in the very near future to be able to put up a building specially adapted for his laundry purposes, and he will then branch out with his business into new territory. Monday morning Clerk of Court Briggs issued a marriage license to "This will be August Kriesel of Crown and Miss a dirty campaign." The postal card Bertha Kettelhodt. daughter of Mr. attacking Dunn, which was written to and Mrs. F. T. Kettelhodt of Prince- Morey of Winona, is a sample. Such ton. The young people will be mar- methods bear the resemblance to the, i at the home of Miss Kettelhodt on proverbial drowning man catching at nex 1 *i, i-u -u- j-i. 1 i-. 1 me apiece of each so that I can find whether the big editorials which carry out Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, and the ceremony will be performed by Rev. Stamm of the German Luth eran church of Princeton. A wedding reception and supper will be given after the ceremony and the bride and groom will leave for Minneapolis where they will make their future home. Wanted all the Samples. Bobby was visiting at his Aunt Martha's, and when he was asked at the dinner table which kind of pie he liked best, apple, mince or pumpkin. ^P^^fter thinking it over a few mom ents: l DO brains or merely tn hires them.g There is a sort of tradi- there was more leather in them than Ji.vntw tb ^Jlw don't know exactly, auntie. I guess you had better eivfev Ne Yor Mr. Hearst's name were written by him or by his hired men. He stands An exchange tells about a man who responsible for them, and that is preferred the metropolitan weekly to enough so farn aes thbeunewspaper busi- hist paper becausef"it's got moreo Srfnnw^? but whe he i i branches out as a candidate 01 the .h.e in this coun the pair that fitted him. Draw your nmr, own good quality of gray matter in his choice. cranium. There is much else he m .J should have, but this is the first es- ^yA sip is that Hearst cannot write or asked Brother Williams. speak or do muchl o'f a job of think* "No, sun!" replied Brother b*U ef cleve? in getting good work out of r._,n. ,x other men and in accepting the best advice his staff of assistants is able i s* Her ald. .homH reminds us the man wh largest pair of boots in A because they cost no,more and referre -^a jum conclusions on the wisdo of the apa folks Ain heathens?-"tryne fig^in' u/T I de de de 'is civilized en eddicated ho se fc vo to give Mm." Atlanta Constitution. fc^rfftisaafft ^usfcSMi&^S, peopleo Dickey,f ter cut dey neighbors* throafjs?^"