THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
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a. I. STAPLES,
The London Times, staid and con
servative, has departed from ancient
and time-honored customs and tradi
tions and will now go to the public
for a penny. London is truly waking
An Idaho couple started out on their
honeymoon with the mother-in-law on
the bride's side of the house as guide
and chief cook and bottle washer.
''Slings and arrows of outrageous
H. P. Hall, is writing a book on the
early history of Minnesota as seen
through the eyes of a watchful news
paper man. Hall has been next for
many long years and his book ought
to be good reading.
The organization of the Mille Lacs
County Good Roads association is
the beginning of substantial road work
in the northern part Of the county that
will not only develop the lake country
but the whole countv.
Miss Alice Roosevelt while visiting
the fair at St. Louis was nearly
mobbed by a crowd of curious women
and weak-minded men who wanted to
get a look at the daughter of the pres
ident. What fools, what fools!
GEO. P. WRIGHT.
Duluth is going to have a great
cleaning up on the first and second of
June. Has spring struck the head of
Shall we have a celebration on the
Fourth? Of course, and we had bet
ter get about it as it is none too early.
We need time to make the necessary
Princeton will have a potato insti
tute to-day and the farmer and
professor of agriculture will get their
heads togehther and make war on all
the pests of the spud.
Schools that cannot provide'plenty
of fresh air and proper methods of
heating cannot get any State aid in
the future. That is right. Get the
old moss back into line.
Talk about your floating population.
In the News of Floodwood last week
appeared the names of over 100 per
sons who had letters in the Floodwood
postoffice which were not called for.
A New York man is looking for a
haunted house. One with a lot of
good healthy ghosts that can do busi
ness on short notice. He wants the
place for a lodge room and banquet
hall. How would you like to be a
Hearst has decided that he is not a
man of destiny and he has turned off
the current of his presidential boom
which cost him $2,000,000. Well done,
Willie. Li\es of great men remind
us that you missed "the lighthouse
bell's solemn cry."
Bryan can see his finish as a pokinds
litical god and there will be no weep
ing and wailing on the part of the peo
ple. It is said that out of the thou
sand or more delegates to the Demo
cratic national convention he will not
be able to control a quarter of the
votes. The world really moves and
Marconi says that he has been so
successful with his experiments in
sending wireless messages that he will
be able to send news around the world
on the wings of the morning. He isgreatest
thinking of publishing a newspaper at
sea. In this there will be nothing new
as there are lots of newspapers being
published under these conditions all
over the country.
The postoffice department is going
to appoint a censor who will watch
out for all objectionable advertise
ments in newspapers of the country.
He will find a whole lot of them that
ought to bar the papers printing them
from the use of the mails. Some of
the patent medicine advertisements
are indecent and if a man was to try
to use the first-class mails for distri
bution of such stuff he would get in
trouble right away. 1
Local candidates are beginning to
make announcements fori the fall plum
crop. Editor Keinitz of the Cambridge
Independent has annouced himself for
judge of probate of Isanti county,
while the Milaca Times last week made
formal annoucement of the candidacy
of A. C. Wilkes for the legislature.
The failure of the old advertising
agency of Pettingill & Co. of Boston,
will leave a lot of newspapers in the
hole for advertising. Pettingill got
mixed up with a patent medicine com
pany and the promotion in the press
evidently did not do the business. It
isn't every pill or dope that gets there.
The Japs won a signal victory at
Kinchou, but it was at a sacrifice of
lives according to all reports.
Port Arthur seems doomed and will
fall into the hands of the Japs in all
probability, but only after at frightful
loss of lives and property. The Hague
Tribunal has gone into winter quar
ters while the czar of all the Russians
is relying on Providence to help him
out. Rusisa is a nation out of tune
with the spirit of the age. Principle
and patriotism can make thrones trem
Henry Watterson in an address be
fore the National Editorial associa
tion gave the newspaper men some
sound advise on how to edit an edi
torial page. He said:
Under a certain spell which has
crept upon the modern newspaper
it is becoming, if it has not already
become, a rather useless append
agenot even ornamentalre
minding one of those clusters of
artificial flowers which at the more
pretentious railway eating houses
are supposed to decorate the
tables and to deceive the wayfarer.
And the colonel was not far from
June 7th will be a big day for Min
nesota at the world's fair at St. Louis
when the Minnesota building will be
formally dedicated and over 300 mem
bers of the State Editorial association
will participate in the ceremonies. C.
F. MacDonald, editor of the Times of
St. Cloud, president of the editorial
association, will preside at the dedica
tory exercises and make a brief ad
dress. President Francis of the expo
sition will welcome the Minnesotans,
and Conde Hamline, president of theteries.
Minnesota commission, will respond
and present the building to the State
of Minnesota after which Gov. Van
Sant will receive the building on be
half of the State.
The Union does not believe in
making any more reference to the
presence of a few cases of smallpox
in town than is absolutely necessary,
but there have been so many wild stor
ies afloat regarding smallpox in
Princeton that in justice to the town
it should be stated that Princeton at
the present time has two mild cases
of smallpox which are quarantined
and the patients are getting along all
right. There is not as 'much danger
of getting the disease in Princeton as
there is in taking the cars and going
to the cities. A few verj- garrulous
and highly imaginative persons have
done a lot of talking and spread all
of rumors that are wholly with
out foundation or justification. Peo
ple can feel free to come to town and
not expose themselves to the disease
in the least.
Senator M. S. Quay died at his
home in Beaver. Pa., last Saturday
after along illness. He was seventy
one years of age and his career had
been an eventful one, most of it hav
ing been spent in the walks of public
life. He will be known by those who
read political history as one of thepractice
''bosses" who ever thrived
off of politics and he had a grip on
the politics of his native state that
was something remarkable. His one
ambition was power and the ability to
dictate political policy and' determine
political events. He would brook no
opposition and he was not particular
about what influences were used to
win. He could handle the political
machinery of his state and subdue op
position with the subtle power of a
snake charmer. While he was in
politics rough shod and uncondi
tional, yet in private life it is
said that he was the prince of honor.
He served with distinction in the Civil
war and was voted a congressional
medal for gallaa^y in the field, i i
THE-PRINCETON UNION^THTJBSDAY, JUKE
An Illinois farmer who has been
looking over central eastern Minne
We have seen in Minnesota
lands which compare more than
favorably with Illinois properties
commanding more than double the
price of your farms. I believe
they are just as productive and it
stands to reason that the Illinois
man is better off when he sells his
property there for a high price and
secures almost as good, or as
good land here at a reasonable
figure. It is difficult to hold Illi
nois farms worth $100 to $150 per
acre and make a fair income on
the investment. The capital re
quired to buy 160 acres of even
fair farming land in Illinois will
purchase double or more than that
amount of first class Minnesota
We will go the Illinois farmer's
statement one better and state that
land in central eastern Minnesota,
equally as good as any land in Illi
nois for all around farming, can be
bought for less than one-fourth the
price of the Illinois land. The market
conditions are just as good, if
better than in Illinois, the climate
better and prices for all farm products
just as good.
A New York dispatch says:
"Twenty-one husbands who reside in
Bayonne, N. J., have met and organ
ized the Married Men's Anti-Euchre
and Home Preservation society. They
declare it is high time their wives and
other men's wives were cured of thethe
progressive euchre habit, and propose
to use all their efforts to establish
such a cure. Several letters from
other towns and cities were read in
dorsing the movement." We are in
formed that in a certain northern Min
nesota city not long ago the business
men were obliged to start a crusade
against the women's club fad, which
had engrossed the attention of thetwo
wives of the business men to such an
extent that the men were going home
and finding no supper table ready.
Are we going to be "clubbed" to
One of the features of the obser
vance of Memorial Day at Duluth was
the strewing of flowers in the ship
canal by the Women's Relief Corps at
the conclusion of the decoration of 'ihe
soldiers' graves in the different ceme
Great quantities of flowers
were sent seaward in memory of thepeople
departed naval heroes. A garnd trib
ute indeed to the heroes of the deep.
A HUSBAND'S TRIBUTE.
Adolph Schafer, Age GO, Came From South
Dakota to Bedeck Wife's Grave.
The following little story of a floral
and oral tribute was contributed to
the Minneapolis News by Kate Kean:
'A touching incident occurred in
Layman's cemetery this morning,
when Adolph Schafer, an old man of
perhaps sixty years, after coming 400
miles to give evidence of his remem
brance for his dead wife, placed a
wreath of beautiful roses on her grave.
Schafer lives alone at Valley City.
S. D., and all night Sunday he trav
eled that he might be at the cemetery
to-day and leave his little floral trib
"The wife died fourteen years ago
and since then he always succeeds on
Decoration Bay in leaving some little
token where he buried her.
'This is not much of a floral offer
ing that I have,' he said, as he slowly
stooped to place the roses in the grass,
'but if every generous act of her's
should blossom at her grave, she
would sleep to-day beneath a wilder
ness of flowers.'
Rifle Range Practice.
The members of Company are get
ting into pretty good practice in fixed
range shooting on the rifle range over
on the West Branch. Last Sunday,
forenoon the boys were practicing at
skirmish firing, and getting ready for
camp practice. Some of the boys did
pretty well. Sergeants Sellhorn and
Boyn made good scores at fixed traget
on the two, three and five
hundred yard target shoots. Sell
horn made a score of 115 out of a pos
sible 150, and Boyn made a score of
113. The company will practice on
the range next Sunady forenoon, and
keep at it until time to go into camp.
Death of Mrs. Dwight Houlton.
Mrs. Dwight Houlton of Elk River
died at her home in that place Tues
day morning of cancer. The funeral
will be held this afternoon. Mrs
Houlton was about fifty-three years of
age. She was a cousin of the Farn
hamsof Princeton and Minneapolis
and a sister of Fred Hildreth of Elk
An Early Beginning.
The BrideWhat, to smoke*
The BridegroomOh, dear, no I
,want to experience the agony of beinff
Way from you, so-tfaat the joy of mv
i POLITICAL COMMENT I
R. C. Dunn will be the nominee of
the Republican convention and will be
our next governor. Mark that down.
Collins Boiler Plate Declined.
The Collins press bureau has furn
ished the Sentinel with a box of boiler
plate editorials. The editor of this
paper does not claim to be strong on
editorial writing, but he will manage
to fill what space he has if he has to
use the shears. World's fair and
political plate, even though it is
furnished free, is not wanted here.
Has Van Sant turned Sam Johnson
out to grass or has he got to the end
of the string in finding something to
prevent Dunn from being elected gov
ernor? His last charge seems to have
exploded in the wrong place.Belview
Reaching the Desertion Stage.
The most certain sign of the decad
ence of the Collins boom is the deser
tion of his cause by the Minneapolis
and the St. Paul Dispatch.
At least we assume that those news
papers have deserted him since there
has been nothing favorable to him or
his candidacy for more than a week
in either paper. Rats always desert
a sinking ship.Lakefield Standard.
A Poor Argument.
Dunn's campaign is being conducted
by himself, while scheming political
manipulators have charge of Judge
Collins' candidacy. Dunn asks for
nomination on his past public
record, while the Collins clique are
endeavoring to gain strength for their
candidate by abuse and slander of
Mr. Dunn. It is a poor argument and
seldom makes converts.Mora Times.
Squandering State's Money.
Why is it that Gov. Van Sant and
Sam Johnson did not consider it nec
essary to investigate the administra
tion of affairs of ex-Auditor Dunn's
office until after he was out of office
years? These investigations have
cost the State thousands of dollars and
only prove more conclusively that his
administration was marked with abil
ity and honesty. The people are get
ting tired of Van squandering the
State's money for no other purpose
than to assist the candidacy of Judge
Collins.New Prague Times.
During the past two weeks the polit
ical situation in the State has changed
and is now materially improved from
the Dunn standpoint. In SkFaul and
Ramsey county there is no longer any
talk that it is possible for the Collins
to secure the delegation. Lead
ing Collins supporters there are rap
idly falling in line for R. C. Dunn
and making the best terms possible to
protect their own political future. In
Hennepin county the improvement is
even more noticeable and has been
emphasized by the attempts of well
known Collins leaders to either induce
the Dunn people to flock to anew can
didate or else to hold out for an unin
structed delegation. Mr. Dunn's sup
porters, however, are not of that kind
of material and they are standing pat.
They believe that he will be nomin
ated on the first ballot, or, perhaps,
by acclamation.Wadena Tribune.
A Pretty Mess.
E. A. Nelson, State librarian under
Gov. Van Sant. went to Jim Hill per
sonally and asked for $25,000 for theneapolis
Collins campaign fund. That's a
pretty mess for a lot of fellows who
have been howling "merger." .They
would take the profits of this same
merger and pour it into their own
boodle fund.Battle Lake Review.
Carver County for Dunn.
Despite repeated attempts of the Col
lins management, through the medium
of emissaries, to obtain a foothold in
Carver county, there is not, so far as
we can ascertain by exhaustive in
quiries, one Republican in the county
who is inclined favorably towards the
little judge's nomination,. Should
there be a Collins adherent in theFourth
county of Carver he will confer a
favor upon this paper by sending in
and address.Chaska Re-
Anything to Beat Dunn.
The campaign to beat Dunn is at
sixes and sevens. Collins wants first
of all to be governor and second to
beat Dunn Van Sant wants first of all
to be governor and second to beat
Dunn Eddy wants first of all to be
governor and second to beat Dunn.
The only thing they can agree upon is
that they want to beat Dunn.Bemidji
Just Sawing Wood.
The Collins managers and the little
judge thought it was right and proper
for them to declare that Bob Dunn
was a corporation man and would
submit to the dictation of Jim Hill if
he became governor but when Dunn
retaliated by telling some truths about
them and how they had solicited Hill
for $25,000 to aid Collins' candidacy,
they became highly indignant and
some of them have been talking about
a third man, "in the interest of party
harmony." It looks as though they
had become convinced that Collins'
chances were hopeless and they were
paving the way for swapping candi
dates again. The Dunn people are
saying nothing but are just sawing
wood. They have supreme confidence
in the candidacy of Bob Dunn and are
making steady progress.Brainerd
Dunn in the Lead.
A conservative estimate pf the
strength of Dunn and Collins as given'
in the Duluth papers Tuesday places
Dunn in the lead on the first ballot by
a majority of sixty-eight votes. This
is conceding Hennepin county with its
113 votes to Collins while the fact is
that the chances are in Mr. Dunn's fa
vor in Hennepin.Hubbard County
Credit the Boomerang.
Since the death of the boomerang
report that the Collins management
sent out to besmirch the record of R.
C. Dunn, things political have been
pretty quiet. Mr. Dunn is making
quiet headway and the Collins crowd
are trying to recover from the shock
they received at their own hands. The
popularity that Mr. Dunn has received
through their mistake, practically
gives him the nomination.Barnum
Good Thing, Push it Along.
Public Examiner Sam T. Johnson
has a force of clerks at work in
State auditor's office looking to a
port which will be sprung just before
the county conventions and too late
for contradiction or explanation.
One More Would be Superfluous.
If the Collins boomers issue a few
more like the Johnson report boom
there won't be enough left of Collins'
forces to make a corporal's guard.
Will the Minneapolis Journal please
print a list of those Dunn men who
have forsaken his cause and gone
over to the Collins camp? Such a list
would make interesting reading.
Granite Falls Tribune.
Young Men for Dunn.
As an indication of how the younger
element of the State's best manhood
stand on the governorship, we note
that about sixty members of the law
department of the State university
have organized a Dunn club, and will
work for the interests of Robert C.
Dunn for governor.Chisago County
A Change in Sentiment.
The State of Minnesota cannot af
ford to see so good a man as Bob
Dunn maligned by any irresponsible
clique of mere office-seekers, and
friends of Collins earlier in the cam
paign are known to be going over to
Dunn at a lively gait.The Drake
SAYS DUNN LEADS.
Eddy Concedes That He is Far Ahead of
Frank M. Eddy of Glenwood in a
conversation with a member of
house who lives in Minneapolis, said
recently that Robert C. Dunn of
Princeton is far in the lead of Judge
Collins in the country districts. Mr.
Eddy told the member of the house
that even should Judge Collins carry
Hennepin county he will not have
enough delegates to win at the con
"Eddy told me the other day that
after traveling up one side of the State
and down the other he had come to the
conclusion that Dunn is far in the lead
in the country districts," said a Min
representative. "Eddy says
Collins cannot be nominated even if
he carries Hennepin."Pioneer Press.
Rutherford's New Launch.
M. S. Rutherford came down from
Mille Lacs lake Monday after having
successfully launched the new boat
that he and H. E. Barnum have added
to the Mille Lacs lake fleet of boats.
It is a handsome launch and was built
at Wayzata, Lake Minnetonka. It
will carry about twenty passengers
very comfortably, and will be kept
busy this summer on the lake. Mr.
Rutherford says that Cove is planning
to have a big celebration on thehas
and the big bills are already
out announcing the events and attrac
tions for the celebration.
A Tolin Farmer.
Henry Olson who has his family on
his farm near Tolin, was in Princeton
Saturday to take the train for Minne
apolis where he is employed as mill
wright in the Pillsbury A mill at the
present time. He says that the Wash
burn-Crosby mill is planning to over
haul all the machinery in the mill and
replace most of it with new machinery
and increase the capacity of the mill a
thousand barrels of flour daily. The
mill at the present time has a capacity
of 32,000 barrels daily. Mr. Olson
drove up from Minneapolis with a
horse for the farm.
The Glendorado second team played
the Maywood first last Sunday on
their own'grounds and defeated them
by a score of fifteen to one, just lack
ing one of the Bryan standard. The
game consisted of but four innings,
and the sporting editor of the i on
who lives in the vicinity of Glendorado
says that the Maywood boys had
enough of the game by that time and
mi lr li i "mi i ln_
A thick-headed person may be very
lean and lank.
An eating house .will always, give
you a bite for a bit.
Light refreshments very often set
heavy on the stomach.
Four walls and a motto "God bless
our home" sometimes fail to do the
The poundmaster can truthfully say
"An ounce of prevention, is worth a
pound of cure."
Charity covereth a multitude of sins,
but love can lose charity in this at
the quarter post.
A young fool is fresh while an old
fool has more salt than a green hide
ready for consignment.
It's a pretty wise man who can see
the beginning and the end of this
world so far as his personal observa
It is easier to talk through your hat
than to carry on a conversation
through the keyhole with your wife
about 2 a. m.
This is the season of the year when
people commune with nature
the aid of a cork-screw, a fish
line and a bottle.
Behold the Weary Willies of the
turnpikes. They toil not, neither do
they spin, and yet Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of
When a man tries to put a window
down on the approach of a storm at
night he can figure out an inventory
of household goods that would fill a
If the world was moved by the in
tentions of some men God would be
paying tribute to the trusts, and many
small-fry captains of industry who
think they are the whole limburger.
The Peoples' Interests.
The strength of Mr. Dunn's candi
dacy lies in the confidence the plain
people of the State repose in him.
They are familiar with his career,
both in the legislature and in the State
auditor's office. In these positions he
has always showed that his first
thought was for the people. If new
legislation was proposed the question
with him always was of what advantage
would it prove to his constituents or to
the people of the State. He protested
against the despoiling of the public
lands of its timber because by that
means a direct attack wars made upon
those funds reserved for popular edu
cation. For similar reasons he in
sisted that the State should hold in its
own hands, as far as possible, the
title to the mineral lands. When State
auditor Mr. Dunn insisted repeatedly
that corporate wealth should bear its
share of the burden of taxation,
because when it did the people's taxes
were proportionately lightened. He
constantly urged the county officials
that no effort should be left untried to
list the property of the wealthy and of
the owners of money and credits for
taxation, because when this was done,
the farmer and the manufacturer,
whose interests could not be hidden,
would be relieved of some portion of
their taxes. This policy Mr. Dunn
carried further than any of his prede
cessors, even to the extent of urging
new legislation to the end that where
county officials failed to do their duty
their ommissions could be rectified by
the State board of qualization. An
act of the legislature, drafted by Mr.
Dunn, gives to the State board of
equalization the power, which it did
not posess, to review individual as
sessments made by subordinate offi
cials. As a result of this Jit has been
possible for the State board to bring
up the valuation of the property of
rich corporations of the twin cities to
somewhere near where it belongs as
in the case of the Twin City Rapid
Transit company, whose assessment
been very largely increased to the
manifest advantage of the great body
Unfortunately Mr. Dunn did not re
ceive the support in this direction
while auditor which he has aright to
expect. Conservative men thought it
best not to make radical changes too
suddenly. He had as colleagues men
whom a fair assessment of the hidden
personal property of the State would
hit hard. Others were friends of the
corporations or the tax dodgers and
those who for various reasons were
averse to any sweeping reform. Mr.
Dunn would be very differently situ
ated were he in the executive chair.
His recommendations would have
greater weight with the lawmakers.
He could mould the State board of
equalization to his purpose.
The people of the State know this.
Hence in proportion as they are reach
ing and take time to give to the con
sideration of political affairs, in that
proportion is Mr. Dunn's strength in
creased. He is the popular choice.
Care should be taken that scheming
politicians be not allowed, by dexter
ous manipulations of the primaries,
to prevent the people from giving
effect to their^wishes.Northfield
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