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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. 0. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. GEO. WRIGHT. Editor. The "solid south" can feel a wedge that is splitting it. When a man is held up he gener ally sees the point. A lawyer in Ohio hung himself after hanging many a jury. When a fellow falls heir to a fortune he gets up in the world. Did you remark about the weather? Beautiful? Simply grand. Turkeys will be thin and under sized after the dessert and coffee. The national Democratic party is all at sea. and apparently with few life preservers. Italy had an election Tuesday. The price of bananas will be the same, whatever the results. The east is storm swept while the west is sun swept. Great country. Get in on the ground floor. It was a mistake to defeat Judge A. M. Harrison of Minneapolis. He was too good a man to slaughter. They are telling us it will be an open winter, but it will be the proper thing to improve these days of grace. Bede was elected to congress by a plurality of over 12,000, leading all congressional candidates in the State. The Socialist vote is gaining in the cities, but it is still in the "also-ran" class and will remain so for some time. Roosevelt's vote throughout the country is a grand tribute to the man. As a vote getter he stands without a peer. A Dowieite intends to establish a Zion near Blackduck. We always knew that northern Minnesota was up to date. The Republicans secured 343 elec toral votes while Parker received 133. The plum crop at Esopus is a failure this year. The night operator and siding at Esopus have been pulled out, and the new time tables will make the place a flag station. President Roosevelt will attend the St. Louis exposition on Novem ber 26th. He will enjoy the visit and so will the people. Of the eight presidential electors in Maryland the Democrats secure seven and the Republicans one. It was a touch down, anyway. A Minneapolis man walked twelve miles while he slept, but that feat is beaten every day in the week by the average messenger'boy. The czar is talking of double track ing the Siberian railroad. This will greatly facilitate the transportation of the killed and injured. D. P. Jones claims the mayoralty election in Minneapolis by a small vote, but Mayor Haynes, the defeated candidate may contest the election. The next Minnesota legislature will contain three less Democrats than the legislature of. 1903. There will be 107 Republicans and twelve Democrats in the house of representatives. The list of killed and injured in the woods since the deer season opened up holds up with previous records. It will ever be thus as long as deer roam the woods and crazy hunters chase them. The Delaware legislature stands twenty-one Democrats and twenty-two Addicks Republicans, and there is promise of another deadlock the com ing winter. What would Delaware do without Addicks. Missouri elected Folk, the boodle prosecutor, governor. Folk is a Democrat, but he is the kind of a man the people of Missouri want for gov ernor. There will be no crooked work in public affairs if Folk can help it. iff 'a,-^- Japan has lost gallant General Jjturiko who *was killed by being hit by the splinters of a shell. Brave and intrepid, he served his country with honor and undying glory. The government has finished its in vestigations of the beef trust and the report will be submitted to congress. We have a new congress that must show its interest in the welfare of the people to win. The president will set congress a good pace. The officials of the national cam paign committee of the Prohibition party are in a row over financial mat ters, and bad charges have been made against some of the officials. One official says: "The charge is an un adulterated libel." There you have it. Here, you Prohibitionists, be tem perate in all things. Tom Piatt, ex-Republican boss of New York state, gave an old-fash ioned buckwheat breakfast at his country home Tuesday in honor of the big victory. The guests included the president and vice president-elect. Gov. Odell, Senator Depew, Gov. elect Higgins, the new state officers, Elihu Root and every Republican member-elect to the New York legis lature. Col. Watterson of the Louisville Courier Journal commenting on the election of Roosevelt says: "There is no gainsaying a vote such as that of Tuesday. It is dis tinctly a verdict against the pres ent organization, methods and policies, or lack of policies of the Democratic party. Set as a pend ant to the two defeats of 1896 and 1900 it may be accepted by in telligent people as the discharge of the existing generation of Dem ocratic leaders from the public service." Unbridled saloon power is a curse and a blight on any community. This has just been demonstrated in a very pronounced., manner at Virginia, Minn., where the saloon element made an attempt to wreck the residence of Mayor Fay, who has waged a vigor ous warfare against the persistent violations of the law by the saloon power of Virginia. Mayor Fay is a clean, courageous man and will stay with the hellish outfit until it is cleaned out. A saloon has plenty of liberty when it is well within the limits of the law. A London doctor says he can tell the nature and character of people by the color of the rays eminating from them. The doctor tells us that rays emitted by the human body differ in color according to the character and temperament of the person. Rays emanating from a passionate man have a deep red hue, says Dr. Hooker. One whose keynote in life is to be good and to do good throws off pink rays. An ambitious man emits orange rays, a deep thinking blue, lover of art and refined surroundings yellow and an anxious, depressed person, gray. One who leads a low, debased life throws off muddy brown rays, while, a devotional, gppd meaning per son emits light, blue. A'progressive minded person-gives out light'green rays, and one physically or mentally ill those of a dark green color. In an editorial on the country editor the St. Paul Globe says: As long as he lives the country newspapers will never become "brief chronicler of the times" merely. They must continue to exude sentiment. Lines may be pied and collections may be slow, crops may be a failure and adver tisers coy, but they will remain human documents in the best meaning of the phrase. For the country editor is an independent personality, and so long as the destiny of each rural paper is con trolled by one man, his individ uality must color it, and color it warmly. True enough. What a blow to met ropolitan journalism when a Greeley, a Bennett, Storey, and a long list of great journalists passed away and with them hundreds of minor celeb rities in journalism, whose person ality dominated and controlled the editorial policy of their papers. In metropolitan journalism brains, ability, fearlessness and principle have all been crushed by the jugger naut car of capital. Stocks and bonds now dictate the policy of most of our daily papers. The editor is only a hired man sitting with fear and trem bling in the editorial chair. THEP&CBTON UNION: THTJBSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1904. TO XT FRIENDS. Election is over and I have gone down to defeat. I made the be^t fight possible under the most adverse cir cumstances and against tremendous odds. Never before in the history of the State was such an outrageously unfair and unjust warfare waged against any candidate for office as was waged against mefrom start to finish it was a campaign of villifica tion and misrepresentation on the part of my opponents. Personally, I con ducted a clean, manly fight, spoke no word in public.or private derogatory to the character of my opponent or any member of his family and have no regrets on that score. If the traitorous ingrates of my own party who. under the leadership of S. R. Van Sant and L. W. Collins, so brutally and so unjustly assailed my public and private character, can de rive any comfort or consolation from my defeat they are welcome to it. Perhaps a majority of the people can be fooled all the time but I doubt it. To the gallant friends who stood by me so loyally and so devotedly, from the innermost recesses of my heart of hearts I return my sincere thanks: es pecially do I wish to express my gratitude to the thousands of thinking and intelligent Democrats who hon ored me with their suffrages. My chief regret is that I am not in a po sition to reward the devotion of my friends. I leave it to the people of this com monwealth to discover in the course of time the true causes which brought about the election of a Democratic governor. I accept the verdict of the people, no matter what may be my opinion as to how that verdict was obtained. R. C. DUNN. Judging from the returns in Minne apolis and St. Paul charter legisla tion received a black eye. In Minne apolis a new city charter was pro posed, providing for municipal home rule, and several very beneficial changes in the present charter. The three bond propositions were also de feated. One provided for a bond issue for a filter plant for city water, and the other two were for bond issues for graded and high schools. All' prop ositions failed, because they did not receive the necessary votes. In St. Paul several very essential amend ments to the city charter were pro posed, and most of them barely passed. There were fifteen separate amendments proposed and thousands of voters utterly failed to comprehend the 'propositions or because of in difference failed to vote at all. A city charter that is as full of holes as St. Paul's charter appears to be should not be amended, but abolished and a new one adopted. St. Paul will try adopting a new one at its spring election. It requires a four-sevenths vote to adopt a charter and a three fifths vote to amend. It seems abso lutely impossible to arouse the people to their sense of duty in the matter. The people are not interested in municipal affairs enough to grasp the situation, and did 'we hear someone say Initiative and referendum?'' Better bide a wee. In the meantime St. Paul and Minneapolis will get along with their old charters the best they can. Home-rule charter making seems to be a failure. In days of old charter legislation was looked after by a few members of the twin city legislative delegations who would meet for a few minutes, briefly discuss the pros and cons and let it go at that. The house and senate would concur in the wishes of the Hennepin or Ramsey delegations and thus a few law makers would pass on charter necessities. In that way there was some action, while under present methods there is inaction. Vote of the Lar ge Cities. New York city, Boston and Balti more seem to be the only great north ern cities to give a Democratic plu rality for president. In Greater New York where Demo crats expected Atlon B. Praker to have a plurality of 140,000, the Democratic plurality for president was only 37,000. Brooklyn a part of Greater New York, gave a plurality of 1,905 for Roosevelt. Chicago broke all plurality records by giving Roosevelt 103,632 more votes than it gave to Parker, the greater previous plurality being 30,000 for Cleveland. Baltimore came within fewer than 500 votes of going for Boosevelt, while St. Louis went Republican by more than^OOC votes: Just as I Am, There's sentiment in a toast and more than that, there's the song of the soul. Many foolish sentiments are expressed in toasts, but occasion ally one hears the "real thing" as they say. I was working down in Iowa a few years ago on a country newspaper, and it was my good for tune to attend a gathering of a num ber of the county newspaper boys at a re-union and smoker." After the boys had disposed of the courses and had settled down to while away the evening with the dreams and memories that the curl of the smoke from pipes and cigars revealed, the toastmaster set the ball rolling. Everyone of those hard-working newspaper boys seemed inspired. There were many beautiful things said at that banquet board as the hours flew by, but noth ing equalled the toast of Dick Patton, when he arose to respond to "The Absent Ones." Dick had founded the Gazette in early days when Iowa was virgin prairie and the settlers were few. He had remained with his paper many long years, through thick and thin, privation and prosperity. His hair was gray, his face a bit wrinkled, his eyes seemed to have been indented in his head about eight picas, but when his soul was awakened those eyes seemed to dance and twinkle in their deep recesses. Everybody loved Dick, and he loved everybody. When any of his old subscribers would move away Dick felt like he was losing one of his family. True his paper follow ed the old subscriber, but Dick al ways felt bad to see the members of his newspaper family go away to climes far distant never to return. But that was not all, Dick had no family. He was a bachelor, and that was all that any of his most intimate friends ever knew of his domestic life. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" said Dick, as he began, and there was pathos in his voice and his expression. "Neither on the wings of the morn ing nor the sable chariot of darkness can we o'ertake those who are absent and who journey on. Goodbyethere is an age, a cycle, aye, there is im mortality in that word goodbye many times spoken with a smile to mask the sorrow of the heart and keep back the flood of tears. True friendship and love can never be severed. Fond associations may be broken by that fate that leads old and dear friends into new paths and fields, and their absence from social gatherings and the business marts where they have been seen for many years leaves a homesick feeling in our breasts." Dick paused for a moment, and raising his glass just as the town clock's deep, solemn sound began to toll the hour of midnight, he said: "Here's to the absent one. Many long years have passed since I met her. A spirit divinely sweet was her's. There was that moring of love, bright with golden rays that gave promise of forever and a day of bliss. There was a goodbye, meant for but a brief parting. Goodbye. Eternity will echo that goodbye. Here's to the absent one.'' The clock had clashed its slow ring ing notes, a solemn accompaniment to Dick's pathetic toast, and the silence at that banquet table for a few seconds was a beautiful tribute to the memory of the absent one who never saw Dick Patton grow old. The worst fate that can ever over take a young horny-handed son of toil is to send him to college and give him a few sceances with the professor' of mental science. On entering college the young man is properly and evenly balanced, both physically and men tally, that is to say he is reasonably well equipped for a farmer's son. But what a transformation is wrought in a short time. The hands that could extract butter fat from seventeen cows in forty-five minutes, feed the pigs, curry ten horses, and clean the stable before 6 o'clock breakfast, learn to fondle a college stick with a head to it that averages well with its owner's head on many occasions, and these same hands soon get familiar with a royal and bobtail flush and are en cased in gloves that have a strong odor of heavy, light and medium Manhattans, cloves, olives, sen-sen and a thousand and one flavors of owl orgies and dissipation. He is no longer genuine, he is just game tough, but he is one of the atoms in the human transformation the world is undergoing, and he plays his part well. Some day he wanders' back again, falls heir to a big share of the old'farm, marries a widow with seven children and a fad or two, settles down and buys out the village laun dry. JEFF. The Futu re for Roosevelt. A report says: "A gentleman of thorough reliability who has just' re turned from New York positively as serts that President Roosevelt will be come president of Harvard as soon as his, duties as president of the United States are ended. It is said the presi dent has long desired to be in the edu cational field." i Republican-* Democrat! Prohibition i Public Ownershipg Socialist Labor** Independent JJ Republican-Democrati President- Roosevelt Parker Governor Robert C. Dunn* John A. Johnsont Charles W. Dorsetti E. Nash I A. W. M. Anderson** Lieutenant Governor- Ray W Jones* Fenaall G. Winstont J. HeibergJ O. E. Lofthusg Secretary of State- Peter E. Hanson* John E. King+ H. A. RyghJ J. Ed. Carlsong State Treasurer- Julius H. Block* Byron J. Mosiert D. IT. Weldi Attorney General- Edward T. Young* Thomas J. McDermottt Associate Justices Supreme Cour t Charles B. Elliott* Charles L. Lewis* Calvin L. Browntt John A. Lovelyt Charles E. Otist Edwin A. Jaggard* O.M.Hallt R. R. and Warehouse Commission IraB. Mills* William E. Young* H. E. Hoard+ William P. Kelsot Constitutional Amendments Gross earnings increase Jvo For loanine school fund No Criminal prosecutions I No District Judge- John W. Mason* W. T. Valentinei Luther L. Baxter! 1 Congress J. Adam Bede* Martin Hughest Representatives- Marks* Craig.* Wyman* County Auditor E.E.Whitney* County Treasurer K. H. Burrell* Register of Deeds 0. W. Burnhelm.* Sheriff- Fred Newton* Harry Shockley JJ Judge of Probate B. M. VanAlstein* County Attorney- Joseph A. Ross*.. Carl J. Goebelti County Surveyor E. V. Milton* Jas McClellantt Clerk of District Court Robt. H. King* Jay N. Rogersit County Superintendent of Schools Guy Ewmg* Coroner H. P. Bacon* Commissioner, First District L. S. Libby* F. C. Cater+J Commissioner, Third District Charles E. Newberg* Nels M. Peterson** John Dalchow*+ Carl Ekman** Commissioner, Fifth District J. W. McClure* Frank M. Smitbit Dramat ic Criticism. "How was the amateur performance of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' the other night?" inquired the washing machine agent, who visited the hamlet often enough to keep reasonably close tab on the more important local hap penings. "Weller-h-m!" cautiously re plied the landlord of the Drunty town teavern. "My nephew was sort of im plicated in it, and so, with malice to ward none and charity for all. as the feller said, I'll admit that it wasn't so durned much worse than several of the 947 previous presentations of the play here."Puck. Winter Will be Mild. Muskrats, the long-tailed denizens of the streams, lakes and ponds of Minnesota, are building very poorly this fall and Indian weather prophets have predicted very decisively, an open winter, filled with much sunshine little snow and very few blizzards. The muskratThouses" this fall are very shallow and the little creatures them selves are at the present time daily basking in the warm rays of the November sun rather than following up their usual vocation at this time of the year, that of piling brush, sticks and mud upon their houses and getting things snugged up for the winter. The only thing which this unusual state of muskrat affairs stands for, according to old settlers and weather prophets, both of Indian and white variety, is an open winter and people who have followed the actions of the little animals in the past, and are cer tain that they do not foretell in vain, and are resting'easy on the fuel score. 5"hey say Minnesota will enjoy one of the clearest, warmest and most open winters in a number of years and that the coal dealers will not find the sea son anywhere near as profitable* as. the one a year ago.Martin County Sentinel. Potatoes Take a Jump. Yesterday afternoon the potatoes market took a jump, leaving the mar ket report as published in the Union this week, a few cents in arrears. Buyers became a bit anxious to se cure the stock and Burbanks sold at 25 and 28 cents, while Triumps brdught 45 to 48 cents. Ohios sold as high as 26 cents. The market seems to be on the down again, up again basis. "Night," remarked the home mis sionary, "is a cloak for sin." "Yes sort of a fall overcoat "as it were,"'rejoined the unregenerated party.Chicago Daily News. OFFICIAL VOTE OF MILLE LACS COUNTY, November 8,1904. Table Showing Votes Cast for All Candidates in Mille Lacs County. 154 15 10 1 33 25 33 4. 0 rtt +3 O O CO a W a 0 3 O a 09 61 69! 15 115' 8 34 333 18 Total registration: Hales, 2101 Females, 68. Total votes cast: flales, 1978 Females, 7. 1451 155 1315 556 22 15 5 33 1201 393 66 33 20 1305 287 63 50 1344 271 84, 1301 1233 1163 1072 303 259 1270 323 1095 1149 279 272 1527 147 1190 227 964 333 126 37 867 201 717 61 64 1489 1383 1335 1329 1684 1652 1588 907 20 1017 24 1300 550 1100 727 1493 335 21T360 1674 192306 1541 341 301 60 80 129 77 97 83 37 Mr. Turkey. Hello, Mr, Turkey, I trust you are well And eating quite hearty And feeling quite swell: The weather is pleasant, There is plenty of corn, I wish you good health, sir, As sure as you're born. Hello, Mr. Turkey. Say, how do you do? It gives me much pleasure Today to see you: I bow to your lordship And take off my hat, It makes me feel pleasant To see you so fat. Hello, Mr. Turkey, Say, how do you do? I trust you are happy. Enjoying each meal You appetite good, sir' Not feeling your age? Just now in the garden I saw some fine sage. St. Paul News. HIGH SCHOOL. BUDGET. Long- Winded. JimpsonThat was a finished speech I gave last night, though I say it my self. JamsonYes. It certainly was finished. But at the time 1 began to think it never would fee.Pick-Me-Up. M' i the Miss Inez Rathbone entered Sixth grade Monday. Mrs. G. A. Eaton and Mrs J. F. Zimmerman were callers in the grades Tuesday. Members of the Sophomore class are preparing essays for their year's essay work. Robert Holmes, who has been ab sent from the Sixth grade for a month has returned. Alfred Wictor and William H. Walker have entered the Eight grade, swelling its number to forty-five. The remaining fifteen that were left from a spelling match three weeks ago were all spelled down last Friday af ternooon. The Eight grade has formed a liter ary society which will give programs every two weeks. The Seventh grade also has formed a literary. Last Friday afternoon the children of the Fourth grade had a general spelling match in which Lee Whitte more spelled the grade down. All are cordially invited to attend the lecture by Prof. Hill next Tuesday evening in the opera house.. The funds will be used for the school library. Miss Quinn was very happily sur prised on last Friday evening after school by the children of the grade. They prepared a beautiful spread in the dinner room of the high school building.