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1 W 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 COURTHOUSE. O. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. GEO. P. WRIGHT. Editor. The St. Louis fair is off. May it be a winner. St. Louis is overrun with visitors to the fair, and the rush has notdications started \et. The breweries are work ing1 over time. This from 'New and Comment" in the Duluth News Tribune is all right: "Actions speak louder than words for the good looks of the back yard." Owing to the strike of the bakers in Boston many people of that city have to go without bread. But then it's not so bad so long as the supply of beans and codfish holds out. Congress adjourned last week with out any special incident. Speaker Cannon has made a fine presiding officer and the house has got along in splendid shape under the rise and fall of his gavel. The Democrats won the victory in the municipal election in St. Paul on Tuesday, Mayor Smith winning by over 3,000 plurality. The Democrats elect seven of the nine assemblymen and eight of the eleven aldermen. James C. Cook, the oldest practical printer in the United States if not in the world, died at Milford, Mass., this week in his eighty-seventh year. He was the senior proprietor of the Mil ford Journal. What a glorious old record his life must have been. Judge Bunn says that the Wilder charity for the worthy poor of the city of St. Paul, which was provided for in the will of the widow of the late A. H. Wilder, is valid and will hold against the attacks of all contestants. The poor are to be congratulated. An Evanston, Ills., professor says that base ball is part of the religious life of a boy. It must be admitted that such is the case for the average young America is base ball at home, at school and takes it to Sunday school with him. Charles A. Towne is being men tioned as a possible winner for thepoints nomination for president on the Demo cratic ticket. Senator Gorman thinks that the Parker wave has reached its height and is dying down to a ripple, all of which remains to be seen. Minnesota will send her national guard to Lake City this summer and the adjutant general has announced the dates of the encampment for thewalks. regiments. The Third will go into camp June 21 and remain until June 30. St. Louis, St. Louis, where is if? Col. A. R. Kiefer, one of the prom inent citizens and public men of St. Paul, dropped dead at his apartments in the Ryan hotel last Sunday. He was a candidate for city controller, and had served as mayor of St. Paul, afterwards serving two terms in con gress. The Texas authorities have been in specting the books and records of the Wells, Fargo Express Co. and have ascertained that the company paid the Southern Pacific road $3,000,000 for the express business of that road for thirteen years, beginning in 1903. "Jones he pays the freight." Seed time is upon us and the farmer is happy. General conditions are very promising. On the sandy soil it is a little dry at present but in the woods the land is still wet and theeran frost is just leaving the ground in some places. The average condition is good. Here's hoping for a good crop year. The Republican State central com mittee met in St. Paul yesterday and called the State convention for June 30th at the opera house in St. Paul. Senator Clapp was the unanimous choice of the committee for temporary chairman, and by a vote of thirteen to fourteen it was decided to place the supreme court judges first in order of nomination. The McKinley vote will be used as a basis for represen tation in the convention. The development of smallpox of a very iatal nature in the city of Minne apolis and the loss of several lives from the disease, only shows how ab solutely necessary it is to guard against the disease with all due cau tion. The disease is what is known as black smallpox and is most viru lent in type The contagion spread from a person who died of the dis ease, but the death was reported as apolexy, there being no outward in of the existence of smallpox. The body was not buried at once and many people visited the house before and at the time of the funeral. The undertaker contracted the disease and died from the same and many who have contracted the disease have died. The health authorities are maintain ing a vigorous quarantine but before they are able to stamp out the disease many lives will be sacrificed. One of the physicians of Minneapolis has the disease, having contracted it from one of his patients. The prevalence of the disease of such a virulent type will put people on their guard and they will probably realize hereafter that smallpox is not a disease to be indifferent over. All does not appear to be so prom ising for the new settlers in Canada and many of them from this country are getting ready to return to the land where the Creator placed his stamp of approval. He may have done the same thing in Northwest Canada but many have been unable to discover any evidence of this up to the present time. A Topeka corres pondent of the Commercial West says: Communications received here by the Santa Fe from the immigra tion officials of the northern roads indicate that American settlers who have located in Canada dur ing the past few years have be come dissatisfied with the country and are making preparations to return to the United States. At the present time western Canada is a good place for the land grabber and the land gambler but a poor place for the settler with small means. He must take too many chances which he does not have to take in most parts of the unsettled sections of the United States. Here's to central eastern Min nesota and Mille Lacs county and ad joining territory, the garden spot of the west, and all kinds of evidence to prove it. Tell the land man to put you off at Princeton or some other in central eastern Minnesota where there are still golden opportu nities. Pardon the suggestion. We have remarked many times before that the sidewalks of this town are in a very bum condition and in many places they ought to be condemned and theneedy property owners forced to build new There are scores and scores of places where repairs are needed the worst way and how long will it be be fore the people of this town wake up to a realization of the fact that good sidewalks are needed. Shall we gobe another season without having the walks repaired? The village council has the matter in its power to see that the village has decent sidewalks, all statements to the contrary notwith standing. Will it act in the matter or will it not. It is up to the council. The Japs gained a great victory on the Yalu river last week and the Rus sian army of 30.000 was obliged to re treat after a heavy loss. The Japs have 100,000 men along the Yalu river, but it is said the attacking army was much less than the enemy. The warwoman, is being waged by sea and land by both nations and a long and bloody record is to be chronicled. Capt. E. Y. Shelly, the first printer in the State of Minnesota and a vet of two wars, ended his life by drowning in the Mississippi river last week. He left the Soldiers' Home feel ing sore against the officials and said he would never return and he made good his word. He just spaced out and justified his line and quit the case. He will be around on the great press day to see how the paper looks. Bishop Keane of Cheyenne, Wyom ing says that the telephone has driven the outlaws from the state. This speaks well for the telephone system of Wyoming. In some places the tele phone has been the means of making very bad men out of originally pretty good material. But the service is get ting better all over the country. & 'M^^m fc*ti lm 'ml ^^fjMmk THD PRINCETON TJHSTOH: THTJBSDAY, MAY 5, 1904.1 A LESSON FOB AMERICA. In an able editorial on A Lesson for America" the Duluth Herald says: When one reads of the course of the Russian government toward Finland, depriving that people of their constitutional liberties and subjecting them to the most cruel of oppressions, banishment, im prisonment and the confiscation of their property, he should be glad, indeed, not only that he is an American citizen, but that this country is yet large enough to offer a safe refuge to the oppressed and downtrodden of all the world. It was only last year that a northern Minnesota merchant, a Finn, who had made a little money, decided to go back home and visit his old friends. When he arrived home he was spotted at once by Russian officials who dog ged his steps and kept close watch on him, and when he wanted to have a supper and entertain his friends one evening he was permitted to only en tertain six at a time, as this was the largest number of persons who could congregate together. While he wastrue. entertaining his friends a Russian officer was present to watch all theexecuted proceedings, and this disgusted and offended the Finnish-American who said that he never felt so happy mall his life as when he stepped from the gang plank of the ship onto the free soil of America. "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty." We learn that during the last three years the annual deportation of political prisoners from Russia in Europe to Yakutsk, in eastern Siberia, has num bered more than 1,000. They have been deported by the order of Vonthey Plehve, minister of the interior, with out trial. Their offenses have usually consisted of reading revolutionary books,pamphlets and papers. More than sixty per cent are young men un der twenty some are mere boys and girls of sixteen. Jews constitute half of the colony. They are quartered in huts along with the nomads, who are devoid of civilization, and who arebe authorized to kill all exiles making an attempt to escape. And this is the country that wants to whip en lightened Japan, a country that is progressing and where the human mind and the human soul have con siderable more freedom than in Rus sia. May the bear from the north be stopped just the other side of Man churia. The reorganized press club of Min neapolis will have a benefit perform ance at the Metropolitan theater in that city on Friday afternoon of this week, and the event promises to netPrinceton the worthy newspaper workers of Min neapolis a good snug sum which will be used to provide for a burial lot for newspaper workers of Minne apolis and also for the endowment of a bed in a hospital. A part of the proceeds will also be used to create a sick and accident benefit fund. In connection with the benefit a hand some souvenir of over 100 pages will issued and will be featured by the writers and cartoonists of the daily and weekly papers of Minneapolis as well as by some of the old time news paper workers of that city. God bless the ever-hustling newspaper bojs of our big cities. Seldom are they praised for their work, for there does not seem to be any time for praise. Yet no class of people contributes so much toward the upbuilding of a com munity as the newspaper writers. With a keen sense of honor and dis cretion they guard the good name and character of many a man andpersonal and as quietly as is drawn the sable curtain of night they keep from the vulgar stare and comment many of the incidents of frail humanity, the knowledge of which does not make the world any better and but serves to pull poor mortals down. They take the rough-hewn words of the motley throng and cut and polish them for the world to read. In time the swift current of their lives carries them on and on away out on the billows of blue and they are seen no more. But theThe good they do shall live after them. The labor situation throughout the country is in much better shape than a year ago. There are not as many men out on strikes and the outlook is much more encouraging than a year ago. The life of an atom of radium is said to be 1,150 years. .Long enough to suit most of usf w^^ 1 POLITICAL COMMENT I Anent Judge Searle. Some of our Republican exchanges are mentioning District Judge D. B. Searle of St. Cloud, for a place on the supreme bench. It would be a fine selection. Judge Searle has the ability, the experience and above all things else the probity, which we need there. He has a gallant war record and would strengthen the State ticket without question.Le Sueur Sentinel. A Northern Minnesota View. We believe that Dunn has shown in the past a ready grasp of State affairs, when auditor, and as governor we look to see him guard the interests of the State with the same efficiency. The State of Minnesota will honor itself by electing Mr. Dunn to the govern or's chair.Cloquet Independent. Anything Objectionable? The Rock County Herald thinks that if Bob Dunn did his duty as State auditor, he did only what he should do and that he could not be pushed for governor simply as a reward for doing that duty, as he only did what he was sworn to do. This latter is But does not the fact that he made a good auditor and faithfully the laws as such, imply that he will also make a good governor and fearlessly execute the laws of the Sate. And is there anything objec tionable in promoting a man for his faithfulness?Hutchinson Independ ent-Times. Planning for Slaughter. The Collins forces in the Third dis trict are planning to slaughter Con gressman Davis. Collins is about to the end of his rope.Heron Lake News. Without Thinking. The Collins managers now say that never thought of attacking Mr. Dunn's record in office. That's the trouble with their campaignthey do so many things without thinking especially Sam Johnson.Blue Earth Post. A Prediction. That's just what the people are go ing to do, Bro. Pease, of the Anoka Union, nominate a man for governor of their own "choosing," and it won't Jim Martin's candidate either. Lake Crystal Union. Superheated Ozone. The Collins crew are busy shouting that their man is all but elected. To a man away out here in the woods it would seem as if this talk were all su perheated ozone, and that they are hollering to keep their courage up. Collins has not a chance to win against Dunn.Winnebago City En terprise. One Way of Looking at It. The Minneapolis Journal's political writer is looking for comfort for theAge. Collins peopleand easily finds it. Dunn headquarters are open in Min neapolis, and large crowds of the man's supporters frequent the rooms. The Journal sees in that a very foolish proceeding and con trasts that method with the system of the Collins people, who are evidently out in the precincts unselfishly labor ing for their choice. That is a good way of explaining the absolute stagna tion of the Collins campaign in Min neapolis.Little Falls Transcript. A Word for Judge Searle. That his own congressional district does not put much faith in Judge Col lins' candidacy is evidenced by the suggestion of the name of Judge D. B. Searle of St. Cloud, Collins home, for the supreme bench. The proposition comes from the Little Falls Transcript and is* coupled with the courteous proviso that Judge Searle's name should only be considered after Col lins's failure to land. It is emphatic ally alleged that St. Cloud, the home of the two judges, would be more than pleased to see Judge Searle advanced to the supreme bench.Ortonville Herald-Star. Coning Writes Letters. Hon. L. W. Collins is sending out letters to the voters, and we have received one. Mr. Collins tries to make it appear by this letter that he is the only man who could be elected governor who would have sufficient regard for his oath of office to see that the laws are impartially enforced. In his many years on the bench Judge Collins has displayed a lack of back bone while Mr. Dunn is known by all to have been very in dependent and impartial in his official acts.Hubbard County Clipper. Exceptionally Strong. Out in the country the Dunn senti ment seems to be exceptionally strong: farmers of northern Minnesota have always been admirers of Bobsoned Dunn, and a whole lot of them pro pose to see that an instructed delega tion go the State convention.Red Lake Courier. Collins in Stearns County. Reports from Stearns county indi cate that Judge Collins will have to work very hard to carry his home county. The west end of the county is said to be strong for Mr. Eddy and the east end is showing much evidence of very active Dunn strength. At the very outside all the counties that Judge Collins can hope to carry in his congressional district number but three. If heshould lose Stearns, and it begins to look as though he would, he will have but two counties in the Sixth congressional district.North field News. The Keason Why. Bob Dunn is not the kind of man to be bossed by a crowd of political tricksters, consequently he is not their choice for governor.Swanville News. In Chippewa County. If newspaper support counts for any thing R. C. Dunn will surely get the delegation from this county. Every Republican newspaper in this county has come out for the man from Prince ton.Clara City Herald. Gap is Wider. R. C. Dunn's campaign for the gov enorship is moving along very nicely and each week the gap between he and Collins becomes wider. Mr. Dunn has always been strong in the country districts and there has never been any doubt but that he would receive a ma jority of the votes of the rural dele gates in the convention. During the past two or three weeks he has been making great gains in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, and those who are in a position to know claim that those counties will also be in line for "Hon est Bob" in the State convention. Wood Lake News. Will Be Dunn Again. Many an honest and capable man has been elected by the people to the office of governor and it will be Dunn again.Canton Free Lance. Stajing Qualities. The gubernatoral situation in Hen nepin county is full of encouragement for the overwhelming success of the candidacy of Hon. R. C. Dunn. The Dunn sentiment all over the State has the staying qualities that win.Rush City Post. Favor Dunn. The vast majority of the men who expect to continue making their living by labor on the farm, or the workshop, or in any other honest line of effort, favor Bob Dunn, because they know him to be honest and fearless in the discharge of his duty.Staples World. Handwriting on the WaU. The St. Cloud Journal-Press speaks kindly of Judge D. B. Searle in con nection with the nomination as su preme court justice. Another indica tion that the Colilns people at St. Cloud are beginning to see the hand writing on the wall and are getting ready to land something besides the governorship.Elk River Star-News. A Safe Guess. It is a safe guess that the next legis lature will investigate Public Ex aminer Johnson's office and a safe bet that if Dunn is governor it will be a post mortem affair as far as John son is officially concerned.Aitkin Searle Favorably Mentioned. Judge D. B. Searle of St. Cloud is being favorably mentioned for one of the places on the supreme bench. The judge has served as one of the district judges of the Seventh district for many years, and would make a strong man for our supreme court.Cambridge Press. A Large Increase. There has been a large increase in Dunn sentiment in Sibley county the last few days and if the tide continues there will be a minus quantity in the Collins ranks when the convention is called.Winthrop News. The Collins Boom. No balloon that got away from an aeronaut ever collapsed more com pletely than did the Collins boom. It has become so very quiet and is los ing ground so rapidly, that by the time of the State convention there is every indication that there will be nothing left of it but a little memory. Cass Lake Voice. His Last Chance. If the late State convention was for Collins, he should have secured the nomination then and there. It was his last chance.Duluth News-Trib une. Baseball. A game was played last Sunday at the fair grounds between Germany and Princeton, and the Princeton lads won by a score of eighteen to one. Carl Cravens was in the box for Princeton and Harrington and Bockoven did the twirling for the Dutchmen. A game will be played next Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the fair grounds be tween the Princeton nine and the Spen cer Brook team. The game promises to be a good one. The Princeton line up consists of some very good mate rial while the Brook nine is made up principally of last year's well sea material. The line up of the home team will be as follows: Clar ence Hill, Carl Cravens, p. Ed Claggett, lb. Clem Howard, 2b. Frank Edmison, 3b. Will South, ss. Guy Cordiner, If. Norm Marshall, cf. Will Orr, rf. Clair Smith, sub stitute. Walker and Babb comprise the Brook battery. There will be an admission of fifteen cents charged. Do you want to buy a home? My residence for sale together with hay, cow, wood, e^c. For particulars en quire at store. S. M. Byers. ^^ssp^T^s^^ SHavings. "i i i 1 i -i 1 -i i H,_ i A literary man always travels in a train of thought. Frenchmen are so polite that many of them become bow-legged. An ounce of "Love's Old Sweet Song" is better than a pound of first love. BiskerJones is getting up in the world. WatemWhat has he been doing. BiskerStole a watch and was sent up for ninety days. A man over in Wisconsin secured a divorce from his wife because she had refused to speak to him for over two years. Some married men are just praying that their wives will do like wise and they would never bother the divorce court, either. "A DREAM OP FAIR WOMEN." A woman's heart is a hard thing to beat. Mice are a sure cure for that tired feeling. Complexion is oftentimes only pow der deep. A brunette is dark but oftentimes light hearted. Some women can make cake while others take the cake. Short women should use convex mirrors to get along. Feminine tempers can be reduced by sweet spirits of affection. A blonde is always fair, but look out for stormy weather sometimes. To find a woman's disposition just begin talking about her neighbors. Women are always an unknown quantity so far as their age is con cerned. You can read some women's char acter by their gait while the charac ter of others hinges on peculiarities of other kinds. a PETER MOEGER Merchant Tailor^ Has Moved Into the tailoring parlors which have been specially fitted up for him over Sjoblom & Olson's saloon where he is prepared to take your order for SuitseTailor-madeFin and Overcoats. Having been in the tailoring business for thirty-five years he can give all customers the benefit of his long experience, and can quote you prices that will surprise you. All kinds of cleaning and pressing sttended to promptly. SPECIAL, ATTENTION given to cleaning and pressing laaies suits, Good Goods ^*i It pays to buy a good article. Cheap Goods are dear at any price. While I don't carry a large stock of goods though my aim is always to carry the best the mar ket affords in Shoes, Furnishing Goods and Groceries. A.N.Lenertz.