THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. DUNN.
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The Dutch have Holland and the
Mormons have Utah.
The Russian fleet at the Baltic will
sail for the Far East July 15th. What
''A bad winter on stock*' is the
general report. Still, the human stock
should be included also.
Farmers may make mistakes occa
sionally when venturing into business,
but where's the business man that
Canada proposes to try to plant the
British flag at the north pole or as
near to that coveted place as it is pos
sible to get. Goodby reciprocity.
A ruling of the supreme court of
Kansas sa\s the Bible may be read
in the public schools of that state.
The ruling does not establish a very
The boiler to a peanut roaster in
Minneapolis blew up the other even
ing and made a report that could be
heard all over the business district of
that city. It made more noise than a
W. D. Howells, the American novel
ist, says that no American novel will
ever be written. He says that as a
people we can never fuse into anything
that could be called a composite
New York Democrats shut out Wil
lie Hearst in the state convention Mon
day and sent a delegation instructed
for Judge Parker. Tammany was
allowed to name a delegate at large,
one alternate and one of the two
electors at large.
Senator Nelson says that within the
next decade Alaska will have a popu
lation of a million inhabitants, pro
vided of course congress ever gets a
hump on some of Senator Nelson's
bills for the construction of roads and
the development of that country.
During the past year the State Live
Stock Sanitary Board killed 748 cattle
infected with tuberculosis, and 382
glandered horses. The board states
that 113 farms were infected with hog
cholera and that 326 cattle died from
hemorrhage. It also inspected 2.179
The St. Cloud Times says: 'Thir
teen divorces were granted by Judge
Simpson of Hennepin county on the
13th. This is more than was granted
the whole of Canada in 1901."
Over in Canada they probably go and
bury their troubles and drink out of
the same canteen.
President Smith of the Mormon
church has placed the ban on plural
marriages and there has been a great
exodus of many of the numerously
married apostles and disciples out in
Utah. The magaphone announcement
of Smith probably has a string at
tached to it somewhere.
Vassili Verestchagm, the famous
Russian painter, was Vice Admiral
Makaroff's guest on the Petropav
lovsk. It is reported that he was lost
with the ship. If the great Russian
painter was looking for a chance to
paint a Russian naval victory he
would have been safer in the hands of
The Faribault Daily Journal has
passed into the hands of new manag
ers. G. W. Goetting is the new busi
ness manager, while R. C. Brewsaugh,
the vice-president of the new company,
will have the editorial management of
the paper. "News" will be the spec
ialty of the Jonurnal. and that will al
ways win in journalism.
We are told that Senator Bard's bill
now pending in the United States sen
ate, which appropriates $150,000 in
prizes for accurate methods of long
range forecasting of temperature and
rainfall on a scientific meteorological
basis, is arousing considerable interest
among meteorological students. Long
range forecasting may be all right,
but at short range the government
forecasters do not seem to be^a howl
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What inglorious results Russia is
Port Arthur is bottled. Wouldn't
that cork vou?
The statehood bill is coming up in
congress to get a hold-over Easter
Russia will shoot any war corres
pondents using wireless telegraph.
This is too fast for Russian ways.
That Midway blind pig raid in St.
Paul will alwaj remain one of the in
teresting events in the history of that
Chief Hump of Cherry Creek agency,
S. D., wants the government to get a
hump on itself and grant him a pen
And all this blood shed for what?
Truly if man came originally from a
lower life he is making mighty slow
progress toward a higher.
Out of twenty of the leading univer
sities of the country the Minnesota
"U" stands in sixth place with 3,550
students and a faculty of 295.
The Iron Index is the name of anew
range paper published by W. A. Kiley
at Nashwauk, Itasca county. It has
a promising look for a new beginner.
The governor of Mississippi says
that Roosevelt will not receive over
forty votes out of the 1,500,000 voters
in that state. That will be too bad.
He will Miss, them.
One of the newly incorporated com
panies is the Minnesota Match Co.
There are no old maids identified with
the corporation, which will light up
the dark corners of the world.
The Rock Island road will try the
wireless system of telegraphy while
the Burlington is going to try using
gasoline instead of coal. Soon the
pleasure of traveling will be so great
that none will care to remain at home.
It is said that King Peter of Servia
has become tired of his throne and its
dreadful uncertainties and is on the
verge of insanity. In the meantime
the heirs to the throne are not falling
over each other to get the kingly per
The question is who is going to boss
the living room of the Democratic
party. Bryan is sliding down the
cellar door, the cat has the woodshed,
Hill is barking up the hall tree,
Hearst is chief butler, while the long
eared caliope is in waiting at the
The mayors of some of the leading
cities of Japan have sent out circulars
stating that all tourists who contem
plate making a trip through that
country the coming season will en
counter no inconvenience nor danger.
This does not sound much like war,
but then from present indications it
does not look as if there would be
many Russian tourists on the little
island the coming summer.
The explosion on the battleship
Missouri which resulted in the loss of
thirty-two seamen and officers of the
ship was one of the worst disasters
that ever happened to an American
battleship in times of peace, but from
all reports the vessel and crew was
saved by the heroic action of Chief
Gunner's Mate Monson who ran into
the big powder magazine when the ex
plosion occurred and closed the door
and at once flooded the magazine,
thus preventing a horrible catas
trophe. The sad accident let us
hope may prevent similar disasters in
The editor of the Duluth News
Tribune publishes a comment on the
fabulous prices recently paid in Eng
land for a new variety of potato.
The Union some time ago published
the article from an English paper.
The potatoes are called, "Sutton's
New Discovery" and "Eldorado,"
$150 being paid for a single potato of
the latter variety. The News-Tribune
calls the attention of Mille Lacs and
Anoka county farmers to the fabulous
prices, and adds: "Imagine the pos
sibilities of raising high-priced tubers
for a fancy market on Minnesota soil,
and exporting seed potatoes!" Mille
Lacs county farmers in the meantime
will be satisfied with a dolar-a-bushel
potatoes, and in Anoka county the
farmers will be satisfied with peas.
The loss of the Russian battleship
Petropvalovsk with Vice Admiral
Makaroff and a crew of 598 men in the
harbor of Port Arthur was the worst
disaster to Russia since the war be
gan. The battleship was returning to
Port Arthur with the fleet after having
been out to take a few shots at the
enemy, and the great battleship struck
a mine which sent the boat to the bot
tom of the sea in a few minutes. The
chances are that the wily Jap planted
the mine in the harbor while the Rus
sian fleet was out to sea, though it is
claimed that the boat struck one of the
Russian mines. The Japs have been
concentrating their naval strength on
Port Arthur and according to all re
ports have succeeded in bottlino- up
that harbor. If such is the case it will
be a waiting game, that is the Rus
sians will simply have to wait until
the enemy gets through with them and
quits. The Japs are now paying their
attention to Vladivostok and are
pretty apt to be doing something up
that way. The next chapter in the war
will probably be written in blood in
the valley of the Yalu. If the Rus
sians should win a decisive land vic
tory matters might take on a different
hue, but thus far the Japs are the vic
tors and seem to be almost masters
of the situation. But the war bids
fair to last some time yet and the re
sults cannot be foretold. In the mean
time what a seemingly unnecessary
conflict over a little land and com
E. W. Durant of Stillwater read a
very interesting paper before the State
Historical society last week on "The
Lumber Industry of the St. Croix
Valley." The early river pilots were
indeed proud rulers of their little king
dom. Mr. Durant says: "Oh, the
good old times from 1852 to the fatal
September of 1857. Wages for raft
and steamboat pilots were from $300
to $500 per month, and pilots were
frequently engaged by contract for the
entire season of navigation. Those
were the days of huge gold watch
chains, of velvet on coat collars and
cuffs. When ladies visited the pilot
house the pilot donned kid gloves. The
windows of the pilot house were orna
mented with the signatures and a4~
dresses of many fair visitors. Possi
bly a reminiscent mood maj recall
this part of our early history to the
memory of some of the grandmothers
of the present day."
The State drainage board has let
contracts for the construction of
twenty-two miles of ditches in northern
Minnesota the coming year at a cost
of $23,000. The appropriation
amounts to but $25,000 a year and
many applications for drainage chan
nels in many parts of that portion of
the State could not be granted. What
money has been expended by the State
for drainage ditches has been worth
many times the cost of the ditches.
Northern Minnesota is an empire by
itself and has thousands of acres of
rich and productive land awaiting rec
lamation by the construction of
ditches. It will take many years to
complete the system of ditches in that
part of the State, but all the money
that will be expended will be a very
profitable investment for the State.
Andrew Carnegie has created a fund
of $5,000,000 for the benefit of "the de
pendents of those losing their lives in
heroic efforts to save their fellow
men, or for the heroes themselves if
injured only." Provision is also
made for medals to be given in com
memoration of heroic acts. The en
dowment is to be known as "the hero
fund," and it consists of $5,000,000 of
first collateral five per cent bonds of
the United States Steel corporation.
The trust is placed in the hands of a
commission. This is one of the most
truly noble bequests of modern times.
The approbation of the world
and costly medals are all right, but it
takes dollars and cents to care for the
needy and to provide for the homeless
and the fatherless and motherless.
Farmers, look to your potato seed
and also your potato land this year.
It will be money in your pocket if
you do. Make sure your seed stock
is free from scab, and another thing
better not try to raise potatoes on
land used for potatoes last year as
you will take chances if you do.
Plant your potatoes on new land or
land that has not raised potatoes for
several seasons if possible.
THE PBINCBTON TTNIOK: THtJBSDAY, APRLL 21, 1904.
1 POLITICAL COMMENT
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People Will Have Something to Say.
It beats all how Bob Dunn's popu
larity keeps up. His candidacy for
the governorship is meeting unprece
dented favor and if he' fails to secure
the coveted nomination it will be be
cause the people have nothing to say.
And political campaigns are not con
ducted that way in Minnesota.Lake
Eddy Cuts no Figure.
Captain A. B. Allen, of Renville,
does not believe that Frank Eddy, of
Glenwood. is a candidate for the
nomination for governor. He sa\s
that Eddy lives in his district and that
he would support the former congress
man if Eddy were a candidate and had
any show to get the nomination. Not
believing that Eddy means business,
Captain Allen says he is for Dunn and
that the Princeton candidate has a
big lead over his opponents in Ren
ville county.Faribault Journal.
If it Was Only True.
Collins boomers are now shouting
that Dunn's popularity with the peo
ple is on the wane. How they do wish
that was true.Milaca Times.
Makes a Choice.
The contest is to-day and will be in
the convention between Mr. Dunn and
Judge Collins. Both are good men,
each capable of making a good gov
ernor and reflecting credit upon the
great State of Minnesota. As between
the two however the personal choice
of the Independent-Times is R. C.
Dunn. He is a man who stands close
to the common people, and in his past
official career has most closely watched
and guarded their interests. His rec
ord as State auditor is one of which
every Minnesotan'can well be proud.
It is a record of faithful service to the
people of the State, an open indication
of what can be expected of him should
he be selected to fill the governor's
chair. No man in Minnesota has done
more in the enforcement of the tax
laws than has Mr. Dunn.Hutchinson
An Old Acquaintance.
The Progress has known Bob Dunn
twenty-five years, and believes firmly
in his honesty, his fidelity, and his
straight forwardness. All of his
friends and neighbors are likeminded.
We can truthfully say that both R.
C. Dunn and Judge Collins, now the
leading candidates for the Republican
nomination for governor, are consist
ent. Mr. Dunn has proved himself
the consistent friend of the people of
moderate means Judge Collins has
proved himself the consistent friend of
the rich and influential.Herman En
More Than an Idle Assertion.
Throughout his eight years of public
service as State auditor, R. C. Dunn
has guarded well the interests of the
State. In not one, but in many in
stances have the big corporations
been made to feel the authority of an
honest official. Their taxes were in
creased. Vast tracts of land claimed
by railroads have been regained, and
trespassers upon public lands have
been forced to disgorge. His record
cannot be assailed. His candidacy is
based upon something else than an
idle assertion which is not susceptible
to proof.Alexandria Post-News.
A "Size Up."
Mr. Dunn is a country newspaper
man and of course we have a friendly
feeling for him on that account. The
lawyers as a rule are supporting Judge
Collins, who, while a most worthy
man, has done nothing that entitled
him to the honor. Mr. Collins served
sixteen years on the supreme bench
and only resigned because he was tired
of his position and thought there was
more honor in being governor. Con
trast his record to that of Mr. Dunn
and it should be easy to see what the
choice of the people should be. We
hope that Mr. Dunn gets the nomin
ation and will use our influence to
wards that end.Clara City Herald.
Chronic Office Holder.
Collins is a chronic office holder,
and no one is so dense they cannot
see through his scheme to defeat Sen
ator Nelson. The people are getting
pretty tired of Collinsthirty-one
years of office holding and all the
time whining for something better has
discouraged them.Heron Lake News.
Une up of the Country Press.
The line up of the country press of
Minnesota, four out of five, appear
to favor Robert Dunn for governor.
Judge Collins appears to have more
support in the cities, if their newspa
pers are exponents of his strength
there. The nomination does not ap
pear to be settled as yet.Dakota
A Hat Paster.
If Robert C. Dunn is elected gover
nor, no combination of corporate in
terests or scheming pie counter politi
cians will be the power behind the gu
bernatorial chair. Paste that in your
Ready for Publicity.
The Minneapolis Journal is giving
out a list of the Dunn hustlers and
while the entire list is not published it
shows up well. It's no secret that the
best men and the greatest number of
men in the party favor the nomination
of R. C. Dunn for governor, and they
don't seem to care who knows it. Are
the Collins workers so scarce that they
do not care to let the public in on it,
or would they rather work in the dark?
As yet we have failed to find a Dunn
man who wasn't ready to have the
fact published.Brainerd Dispatch.
Will Carry Goodhue.
O. J. Wing of Kenyon, one of the
leading Republicans of Goodhue
county, who was in the city, believes
that Robert C. Dunn of Princeton
will get the county delegation. He
said that the Princeton candidate is
strong in Red Wing and many other
sections of the county. Judge Collins,
he said, has some strength in Zum
brota and Kenyon.Pioneer Press.
A Little Cumbersome.
The gum shoes seem to fit Congress
man Eddy, but he'll find them a little
cumbersome in any attempt to keep
the pace set by R. C. Dunn.Duluth
If some kind freind will give us a
single instance where Judge Collins
took a stand for the people against
corporations we would be highly
pleasedprovided they bring proof of
their assertion.Seaforth Item.
Rats! The idea of J. J. Hill dictat
ing the politics of Roseau county!
Whether Mr. Hill builds that road or
not the county will go to Dunn, not
withstanding the statement of the
"knowing" ones.Badger Herald.
Pawn on the Chess Board.
Collins is simply a pawn on the
political chess board. He never
moves until he is told and speaks the
pieces written for him to realize how
completely he has turned over his mind
and morals to the gang that is using
The Judge at Home.
And now they even tell us that Mr.
Collins' home town is not as strong
for him as it might be. Many St.
Cloud people insist that Judge Collins
really belongs to Minneapolis and
that for years he has only been a
nominal resident of Stearns county.
Lester Prairie News.
Van Sant's Machine.
The great political influence of Gov.
Van Sant and the hundreds of officials
who hold office through his favor is
working to again control the State.
But the people believe in Bob Dunn,
and will nominate and elect him.
Little Falls Transcript.
A Solid County.
When Bob Dunn was a member of
the State legislature he was a good
friend of Crow Wing county, and he
has been ever since. And Crow Wing
county is solid for Dunn for governor.
The weatherpass it up and be mum.
The voter is all wool and a yard
wide on election dav.
A good teacher always makes deep
seated impressions when necessary.
Take an interest in yourself at the
table and you will draw interest on
good health in years to come. In
other words don't be a hog.
Two new mining towns in northern
Minnesota are scrapping for honors.
One is called Aurora while the other
is called Aurora Proper. The resi
dents in both places are looking for
the dawn to break.
One of our correspondents tells
about some cows that broke into a
sugar bush the other day and drank
up twenty gallons of sap. The own
ers of those cows have been enjoying
maple sugar cream ever since.
There will be no human ticket sellers
at the gates of the St. Louis fair and
all who desire to gain admittance will
place a silver coin in a slot which
will release a lever that will unlock
the turnstile. There will be an attach
ment that will throw Illinois drainage
canal water at every person who at
tempts to use plugged or counterfeit
A ScissorinktumMr. and Mrs.
Mort Pimpleton have gone up to
the city to visit their uncle, who
has some money.Duluth News
A HandpresscoloretteMr. and Mrs.
Duflinkum have gone up river to visit
their daughter whose husband is
mayor, undertaker, deacon, president
of the Gullyem Fair association and
one of the heavy stockholders in the
Wakemup Autogetthere company capi
talized at $30,000,000.
An Iowa bachelor who is bald
headed is drinking hair oil for a tonic.
He hopes to raise a new crop of hair
and says that he believes that hair
falls out because of poor blood in the
tiny veins that supply the life ele
ment to the roots of the hair. In or
der to expidite business he stands on
his head for a few minutes after tak
ing the tonic. This of course acceler
ates the flow of blood to the head and
starts the hair to growing on the cut
over places of the cranium. We ex
pect to publish a testimonial soon for
the benefit of all bald-headed readers
of the Union.
-a.,t-J 3/fctf taJi \v,ir'
The Neglected Young.*
I would wipe out of existence every
club on earth, if necessary to make
mothers faithful to their boys and
girls. Neither church nor state is do
ing what it ought to do for the young.
Children are thrown into the public
schools like clothes into a laundry to
be fitted for life. They come to school
without any character training and
mothers are sitting calmly down, see
ing things done. You have no right
to quit your home and go out in so
ciety to become intoxicated with an
effervescent womanish feeling. The
God-given right of parents to train
their boys and girls to be noble men
and women is above every other ob
ject in life."President Northrup.
A smart old getleman of Mille
Lacs county who evidently knows the
difference between real beauty and
beauty in disguise, sends the following
clipping to the Union, and on the
margin of the clipping he wrote these
words: "These are my sentiments."
Same here. The clipping is as fol
"If men are the salt of the earth,
women are undoubtedly the sugar.
Salt is a necessity, sugar a luxury.
Vicious men are saltpeter: stern men
are rock salt nice men are table salt.
Old maids are brown sugar, good
natured matrons are loaf sugar and
pretty girls are fine pulverized sugar*
Pass the pulverized sugar, please."
Evolution of the Young Lady.
"Old Gordon Graham" says in the
Saturday Evening Post that as long
as fond fathers slave and ambitious
mothers sacrifice so that foolish
daughters can hide the petticoat of
poverty under a silk dress and crowd
the space in their heads, which ought
to be filled with plain, useful know
ledge, with the doings of cheap so
ciety, a lot of girls are going to grow
up with the idea that getting married
means getting rid of care and respon
sibility instead of assuming it."
Has opened a tailor shop in the
building on First street, fourth
door from Citizens State bank,
where he is prepared to take
your order for
Having been in the tailoring
business for thirtyfive years
he can give ail customers the
benefit of his long experience,
and can quote you prices that
will surprise you.
All kinds of cleaning
and pressing sttended
It pays to buy
a good article.
are dear at
While I don't carry a
large stock of goods
though my aim is always
to carry the best the mar
ket affords in
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