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law i"- 1 THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. FtsblisKed Every Thursday. TERMS$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. SI.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE: FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURTHOUSE. Q. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. GEO. F. WRIGHT. Editor. Turn on publicity in all things, at the proper time of course. The Standard Oil company now says that it is the friend of Kansas. It is. provided. We are getting a good start this spring unless some late blizzards show up before the Fourth of July. That reciprocal demurrage bill will get an awful hot box before it is finally disposed of by the legislature. Wonders will never cease. Col. Leggett has resigned as a member of the board of regents of the State uni versity. The turning point in the legislative lane has come. Bills are all in, and what a tremendous lot of them ought to and will stay in. That's where they belong. St. Paul Review: Gov. Johnson seems as fond of gab as his lamented predecessor. Possibly we can elect a governor some time, who is both deaf and dumb. Secretary of State Hay is almost a mental wreck because of arduous duties in the State department. Like many others who have gone before him he remained behind the desk too long. President Castro of the Venezuelan republic had better take in a few reefs to his sails before Uncle Sam's gun boats take a shot at him. Alto gether too fresh, Castro. Tote fair and honorable. In Rockefeller's town, Tari-ytown, the Citizen's ticket elected a town butcher as the head of the village government. What a blow at stand ard oil. Rockefeller will contest the election, of course. The appointment of Chairman Bab cock as a member of,the national com mittee has made the "halfbreeds" of Wisconsin froth at the mouth. Might as well take it cool, and not expect to get the whole cheese, skippers and all. Gov. Johnson is ungrateful. He failed to designate either Dick O'Con nor or C. A. Smith as his personal representative at the launching of the Minnesota. It was O'Connor who furnished the brains and Smith the major share of the boodle for thebathing campaign last fall. One of the arguments advanced by Dick O'Connor in behalf of John A. Johnson in the campaign last tail was that Mrs. Johnson was a good Catho lic. Go\. Johnson ought to have con sulted his wife before he issued his poetic proclamation designating Good Friday as '"Arbor and Bird Day." The town of International Falls is still on the map, the people deciding b\ vote at the recent election not to return to the original name of Koochiching.Brainerd Dispatch. International Falls is much better. Anything is better than Koochi-koo chee-Koochich-hie, or whatever you call it. Cleve Van Dyke, executive clerk, Gov. Johnson, is at St. Joseph hos pital suffering from an abscess on his leg, which threatens to develop into blood poisoning. He scalded himself while taking a bath two weeks ao-o. St. Paul News. The idea, a Democrat of Van Dyke's standing "taking a bath!" Goto, thou News Ananias! "'Gov. Hoch of Kansas used the phrase "Set 'em up" in a message to the legislature and a thirsty Democrat fired a resolution back asking for an explanation. The governor in reply ing said: "If the angel Gabriel were to blow such a blast from his trumpet that the mountains should rock to their bases, the Democratic party would probably sleep on undisturbed, but if he were even to whisper the magic words, Set 'em up,' the grave of this moribund organization would give up its dead and from the entire aggregation, headed by the talented and handsome senator from Atchison, would come the answer in swelling chorus, 'We will take the same.9 U&t A Hamburg, Germany, engineer has invented an appliance which can be used on ocean boats and will reduce the rolling and tossing of the. boats to the minimum. It is claimed by naval engineers that the invention will prove of great value on warships by adding to the stability of the gun nlatforms. Col. Cody was turned down by thehas court in his application for a divorce. He was too anxious, but his wife in troduced a few domestic chapters that made matters look a bit dubious for the colonel. This does not interfere with his wild west business, which will no doubt be continued at the same old stand. Jules Verne, the great French author, is dead. He had a wonderful imagination that made him famous. There ought to be a few more like him. The great trouble with many authors is that they have imagina tions that they think they are great when as a matter of fact they fall way below the standard. Jules Verne with all his seemingly extravagant state ments made a quarter of a century ago came quite near the truth in many things. St. Paul Dispatch: Gov. Johnson asked the Newport News company to deter the launching of the Minnesota, as he is too busy to go. The com pany reply that the schedule cannot be changed. A man, once upon a time, accompanied some ladies to ancould observatory to see an eclipse. They were told, on arriving, that the eclipse had passed. "Never mind." said the man to the ladies, I know the astron omer, and he will have it over again forme." The p'int o' this observa tion lies in the application on 't. The Minneapolis game warden who picked out an eccentric, half-crazy man to assist him in arresting parties caught fishing in that county recently ought to be deprived of his authority. The man was in no fit condition to be trusted with a gun, and as a result of the arrest attempted to shoot himself. Sheriff Ward protested the appoint ment of such an unfit person to assist in making arrests, but it did no good. Don't worry about Sheriff Ward. He has a cool head and good judgment and is perfectly able to look after himself. A whole lot of fools down in New York city ent to hear a lecture on the hidden mysteries of "Ma/jdazna- ism," whatever that is. At any rate, the Oriental faddist told his hearers was improper and detrimental to health and he stated that "among foods the inspired ones recommend violets."' Imagine sitting down to a breakfast of violets and angel food with the weather forty below zero. Rats! Rats! The Almighty will cer tainly disown this world unless we get back pretty quick to our safe moorings. In an editorial on "The Deluge of Laws" the St. Paul Globe well sa\s The persistent grinding of the law mills of this country is fast making the United States one of the worst governedbecause it is the most governedcountries in the world. A writer in Collier's Weekly estimates that there are 100 new laws or ordi nances passed in the United States every day in the year, and he offers some proof that his figures are prac tically correct. The enormous total of 36,500 new laws a'year is sufficient commentary on the inutility of most of this legislation. It also evokes the question, what is to be done to restrict the pernicious activity of the lawmakers?" The town board of Milo has effected a settlement with the bondsmen and the former treasurer of that town and the matter has passed into his tory. The town board of Milo will probably in the future look over the treasurer's reports every year and resolve itself into aboard of audit as the law requires and see that annual statements are what they ought to beconduct correct in every sense of the word. There are many town boards besides the Milo board that can take a lesson from the Milo shortage and govern themselves accordingly. Had the town board of Milo detected the short age three years ago a further deple1 tion of the town funds could have been averted. TH E PRINCBTO N A MODEL POLICE CHIEF. The Review acknowledges its pro found admiration of the skill and acumen of Chief O'Connor in the de tection of criminals. He is simply without an equal. His knowledge of the criminal character, and motives, and acts, is marvelous. We feel that this community is safe in his hands beyond question. His openness and generosity is only equalled by his skill in the detection of crime. He earned the gratitude of the people of the city as well as the State by his collection of evidence that convicts a brutal murderer.St. Paul Review. In a conversation with Chief Kiely of the St. Louis police a year ago he said to the writer: "You St. Paul people have reason to feel proud of your chief of police. I regard him as the best head of a police department in the United States." Certainly John O'Connor has no superior in his business. Northern Minnesota has unlimited water power which awaits the investor and capitalist. Minnseota has a maximum altitude of 2,500 feet above sea level and minimum altitude of 602 feet above sea level. A Crooks ton correspondent says: "Near Fergus Falls the Otter Tail has a fall of eighty feet in a distance of three miles. The St. Louis, with its decline of 1,000 feet from its head waters, affords many opportunities for the construction of immense uater powers. The upper Mississippi from its source to Brainerd is practically unharnessed. The declination this distance is over 300 feet, and the con ditions for the development of numer ous waterpowers along its course not be more favorable. "The fall from Lake Bemidji to Cass lake is fifty-four feet, and a waterpower of great magnitude is now being developed between these two lakes. Otter Tail river glides down through a rolling country from an elevation of 1.500 feet above sea level to an elevation of 950 where it joins the Red. "Red Lake river leaves Red lake at an elevation of 1,150 feet and joins the Red river at Grand Forks at an eleva tion of 784 feet, a fall of 366 feet, nearly all of which is found between Crookston and a point some twenty miles above Thief River Falls. This river, with its deep narrow channels and high banks, furnishes sites for immense waterpowers unsurpassed for cheapness of development any where in the State. "The fall in the river between Thief River Falls and Red Lake Falls is nearly 160 feet. The distance as theEastman crow flies is eighteen miles. The fall from Red Lake Falls to Crooks ton is 107 feet, and the distance by land twentv-one miles." That was indeed a refreshing state ment by Rev. Washington Gladden, anent the tender of $100,000 by Rock efeller to the Congregational board of missions. Washington Gladden is one of the purest minded men in theson country. He says: "The money proffered to our board of missions comes out of a collosal estate whose foundations were laid in a most relentless capacity known to modern commercial history. "The success of this business from the beginning until now has been largely due to unlawful and outrage ous manipulations of railway rates. "We don't want this man's money. To accept it will be to work the con tempt of millions of honest men to reject it will strengthen our churches in the affection, and respect of mil lions who are inclined to doubt whether the churches love God more than mammon. "Our missions will be richer and stronger without it and we shall lose nothing by our loyalty to the things unseen and eternal." Spoiling Hi Excellency's Fun The legislature can't lose him. Gov. Johnson not only refuses to attend the launching of the Minnesota on April 8th but also declines to take a hand in the Chicago mayoralty campaign where his assistance has been invoked in behalf of Judge Dunne the' Democratic candidate for mayor. Its an awful thing to have an unruly legislature on your hands when there is so much fun in sight. Ortonville Herald-Star. Gov. Johnson's Hired Apologist. Private Secretary Day is the apol ogist of the chief executive of the State. In the Martin County Sentinel he excuses the governor's course in accepting favors of corporations on the grounds that he "may safely do what others have done. As a rule of this excuse has borne nothing but evil result since the time of Adam. Alexandria Post News. Not a Frenzied Financier. Wall street has again been reaping a harvest. It is always noticable in reading the faimliar names of the men who profit millions of dollars in these frenzied deals that no one ever sees jfche name of James J. Hill. Mr. Hill is thce one conspicuous example of eaf ~u a I who never deals imont News. UNION: 'THXTBSDAY, MARCH 30 Church Topics zts 4. .$. .j. Sunday and Weekday Announcements. METHODIST. Rev. Hayes of Hamline will preach at the Princeton church next Sunday morning and evening. CONGREGATIONAL. Morning theme: A Far Look For Tired Eyes evening, A Wounded Hand." At the morning services the anthems "Wake The Song," and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul,," will be rendered by the choir. At the even ing service the famous "Glory Song" will be sung. This is the song that has captured all England and Wales. The ladies' quartette will sing the selection I Am a Pilgrim." The anthems "Glory to God in the High- est," and "Evening Song,5? given. All are invited to worship with us. H. Hall in Town. H. P. Hall of St. Paul, the veteran journalist of Minnesota, was in Princeton yesterday and a portion of today selling his very interesting political history of Minnesota. "Old Hall" has been a sort of omnipresent personality in Minnesota jouurnalism since the Frenchman and the Mainite settled in the State. He antedates the Scandinavian occupation in this part of the world several cycles of time. In Pioneer days when Hall ran the St. Paul Globe he never slept, he would get in a train of thought and was liable to get off most anywhere. He would stay with the forms until the foreman and the cockroaches were through with them and he would be in the pressroom ahead of the forms to officiate at the ceremony of going to press. Old Globe employes will swear that Hall has been seen simultaneously many times at different offices in the old Globe building. They talk about a strenuuuous life and erawell Hall initiated it and he is still at it. He sells books just like he ran newspa pers years ago, and that means there's something doine-. Jolm Put Them Tuere. The State university is raising heaven and earth, so to speak, to get released from the supervision of the State board of control, but up to date have not made much headway. There are a good many people who think the university more in need of financial supervision than any other institution in the State, and its anxiety to get re leased makes this suspicion all the more apparentElk River Star News. It was Govenor Johnson, then Senator Johnson, who got the uni versity under the board's control. President Northrup, President Alvah and the rest of the sacred bunch were eager to reward John, and naturally other ambitious politicians who want the favor of these governor makers, will insist on keeping the schools where John put them.Fair mont News. Gov. ilohnson's Onerous Duties. Gov. Johnson in his paper the St. Peter Herald says that the editor of the News fears that the banquets which have been tendered Gov. John will cause him "t neglect his duties for the pleasures of society." You have another guess coming, John, as so far, the duties of your office seem to have consisted wholly of the pleasure of society and we have no fears whatever that you will neglect them.Fairmont News. Saloon and Bawdy-House Patrons. Occassionally a good Republican, one who was too holy to vote for Bob Dunn last fall, comes up to St. Paul and is arrested for disorderly be havior, and yet Chief John J. O'Con nor of the Saintly City police force was an ardent Johnson man. Bob's vindication comes from unexpected sources.Ortonville Herald-Star. Mark Horse Co. April hale The big April sale of the Mark Horse Co. will be held in Princeton next Saturday. A fine lot of native and western horses will be offered, be sides buggies, wagons, harness, etc. The sale will be the banner sale and there promises to be a large attend ance. S. S PCTTERSON, CALY, PETTERSOB. AMOUNT 1905 VICE PRES CASHIER CITIZENS STATE BANK PRINCETON, MINN. When you want to send money away get a BANKERS MONEY ORDER From the Citizens State Bank. Cheapest, safest and most convenient for re mitter and recepient. Any bank, anywhere, will cash it without charge. If lost, duplicate will be issued without delay No application required. We give you a Receipt. Cheaper than postoffice or express orders. Compare our rates. COST Bank rioney Order 5c 5c lOc lOe lOc American financial magnata MTIVBUC r/iTB a MIT in options.Fair- P.O. Order $5.00 10.00 35.00 55.00 100.00 s.Fair ^ITIZEIIa OlflTC DRnh *fiW^ 1 will be Express Order 5C 8c 5C 8c 15c 20c 30c 15c 20c 30c FARM At lowest prevailing rates. No delay I AJIMC or unnecessary expense. Money al- UUANS ways on hand. Prompt service. See us before placing your loan. FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. STEAMSHIP TICKETS. PRINCETON. MINN. mi -_- Make Your Bread with It makes more and better loaves than any other flour you can buy. "^^^^W^WMl^l^^lWAi^kWMMI^WW Farmers, Attention! We have the largest line of farm and garden seeds ever brought to your city. These seeds consist of all the leading varieties and were all grown in the vicin- ity of Princeton. Our seed corn is all fire dried and consists of the following varieties: Minnesota King, Pride of the North, White Cap Dent and White Flint. We also have several kinds of Seed Oats and all other varieties of farm and garden seeds, including Barley, Speltz, Buckwheat, Flax, Field Peas, Alsike Clover, Red Clover, Timothy, Red Topan all the other grains. In garden seeds we have all the leading varieties in bulk and in packages. These seeds are now open for your inspection. Call in and look them over. Caley Hardware BARGAINS SEPARATORSI $3-25 We have several Improved Iowa 3 Dairy Separators which we will & close out at a Bargain. These separators are equal in |2 all respects and superior in many ways to any machine on the market. 4? Do not buy until you have con suited us.. S Princeton Mercantile Co For a 98 lb. Sack at any Grocery in town Princeton Roller mil Co. J. A. JETSINGA, -Dealer in General Merchandise Dry Goods, Hardware, Groceries, Flour and Feed, Boots and Shoes, Patent Jledicines, Gents' Furnishings, Crockery and Glassware. Highest market prices paid for butter and eggs and all kinds of country produce. PEASE, MI^KESOTA. W have MOVED Into the store formerly occupied by the Farmers' Exchange where we invite all our old customers and the oubiic in general to call and let us fill their order for FLOUR, FEED AND WOOD TR1TCH STARK (Successors to McFarland Bros.) TAKE THE UNION r^'"'" *T! 1 ing. It fills toe bill.