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i THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. O. DUNN. Publisned Every Thursday. TERMS$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OPPICEI FIRST ST EAST OF COURTHOUSE. 0 I. STAPLES, Business Manager. C.W.VAN WORMER Editor. How awfully tired it makes some of the Johnson Republican papers to hear so much about last fall's politics. A Kansas man thought he struck a bargain counter when he was fined only one dollar for thrashing his mother-in-law. The papers are passing around the tid-bit that upon receiving news of Togo's victory Dewey immediately wired him "Don't let them give you a house." Consumers of kerosene oil will not be largely benefited by the recent vic tory of independent oil dealers over the combine. The oil dealers will reap the benefit if there is any, and "Jones, he pays the freight." We insist that the Chinese shall stay at home and protect the persons and property of Americans in China. The demand is so reasonable that we won der why China can for a moment think of boycotting American goods. Minnesota is a State of great re sources and can furnish a part of nearly everything needed. She is asked to furnish harvest hands to Missouri and Kansas this year as usual and is responding right royally. A daughter of Levi P. Morton, former vice president, who was reared in the Protestant faith, has been re ceived into the Catholic church. It is certainly her right to belong to any church she wishes to and as long as she follows the straight and narrow path she will be all right. Americans have no doubt thought, and many of them have sincerely hoped, that they had seen the last of Lilly Langtry. but it is reported that she is to make a vaudeville tour of this country next fall at a salary of $2,500 a week. The Jersey Lily must be getting a little yellow now. Oregon may be a little short on cy clones, thunder storms, flies, mosqui toes and potato bugs, but it has the only exclusive automobile track in the United States. It runs seventy-five miles from Crosskeys to Bend in the eastern part of the state and has cat tle guards to prevent teams from us ing it. The papers of the State are not quoting largely from the kindly letters written them by one C. L. Mosher, dealing with railroad matters, and it must be that the free copy sent them is pitched into the waste basket. The railroads may be abused, but they seem to be prospering mightily under the abuse. According to the report of B. K. Ashford, assistant surgeon who is in Porto Rico ninety-five per cent of the Porto Ricans are afflicted with the lazy worm and he wants steps taken to eradicate the disease. There are some people in every community in the United States who seem to be suffering from the same complaint. The too strict enforcement of the United States Chinese exclusion laws has caused Chinese merchants to de clare that they will boycott American goods and the administration has de cided to allow Chinese merchants, students and travelers to enter this country freely on certificates issued by the immigration bureau. Of course the Chinaman who has earned his money in China and comes here to spend it is a better man than he who comes here to earn it and spend it in China. There is much talk about red tape in high offices, but it would be hard to find anything worse than our law which requires assessors to go per sonally to the county seat to receive and return the blanks they use, when they could just as well be sent through the mails. A case in point is that of Peter Sehlin of Opstead, this county, who was obliged to spend six days and travel 280 miles because the law does not allow the business to be done through the mails. It is high time to amend the law. The open air cure for consumptives is in danger of,bfiing carried to a point beyond all Reason by those ig norant of the correct course to pursue. When a person is 4tept in a tent in zero weather, with no fire, it would seem that the course had been doubled and was again approaching the dan ger liner Yet some advocate this rad ical course. The Russians have as little tact as they have humanity. While the whole of Russia and its dependencies are wrought up to the revolutionary point over its reverses in the east, Russian soldiers are in Poland slaughtering without mercy hundreds of men who were engaged in a strike. Such work as this will never pacify the down trodden people of Russia. Secretary Taft addressed the Yale law school on June 26, on the subject of crime and its increase in the United States. He said that in twenty years the increase of murders had been seven hundred per cent and the in crease of punishment only eight per cent. He would abolish the right of appeal "'in criminal cases and leave the matter with a pardoning board as is done in England. Congressman Bede has gone on rec ord as being in favor of abolishing the system of government dams in the northern part of Minnesota, and says that Gen. McKenzie, chief engineer of the United States army, has agreed to come to this State himself or send some one to investigate the mattbr. One thing is certain, whoever hopes to go to congress by the votes from the counties most interested will think awhile before declaring himself in favor of the dams. The Commercial West never quoted anything more true than the following in regard to railroads, but it might, with all propriety, have added that the same principle holds good in all branches of business: "President Woodnorfch, of the Minneapolis Cham ber of Commerce, makes a point of great force in the railway controversy when he, says that 'discourteous, in competent? and apathetic station agents throughout the country do more to create adverse legislation toward rail roads than any one" thing.' The sta tion agent is the point of contact be tween the railway corporation and the voting public. It is a well known fact in human economy that a man will re sent any kind of discourtesy more quickly than he will courteous extor tion. A railroad is known by its local representatives. If these men are so small that their office puffs them out of normal proportion, the community believes the railway cor poration to be aristocratic and tyran nical. The American rule is to knock such an institution through the legis lature. Railroads can spend money no more wisely than by hiring large men as small station agents." The sentiment expressed in the fol lowing fAom the Litchfield Review is old, but it is so good it will bear re peating: "There is not a person liv ing but who has occasion more or less frequently to speak a good word for his town and community and so aid in promoting the general welfare. Many people do not properly weigh the effect of casual remarks made to strangers or to residents of our neigh boring towns. Did it ever occur to you that the reputation of a com munity is not something manufactured abroad, but is made by the residents within the community itself? That is a fact. It is also a fact that the repu tation of a place has a very substan tial value. Then it is also a fact that if every resident of a town will bear these things in mind and act upon them, there will be two things accom plished. First, property will be made more desirable by reason of an im proved reputation and, second, life will be pleasanter, brighter and more enjoyable by reason of the knowledge of this same improved reputation. It is worth the effort, and requires but faith in ourselves, local pride and a cheerful tongue. Try it! Quit whin ing! The world hates a whiner, any- way." Carried ly Storm. GreenI married my wife three weeks after she accepted me. BrownThat's nothing. I married mine three days after she had refused me.Chicago News.' a Golimar Bros.* Circus. Gollmar Bros,' circus appear the first time in Winnipeg yestei when two highly satisfactory pe ances were given on the Hudson flats in the rear of the Assinijbone block. The performance will re peated to day, in its entirety, Street parade, hippo, and all. The pirade came in for much favorable comment particularly on account of the number of strange and valuable animals ex hibited in the cages. The menagerie is one of the most interesting features of this circus. The star boarder of Messrs. Gollmar Bros, is the hippo potamus, and all day there was a con stant stream of visitors to inspect this three-ton baby. It is a three-Vear old and a female, and is said to be one of the most valuable animals' ever carried with any circus. One very gratifying feature which patrons'free ly commented on was the clean-cut nature of the performances. No vul garism of any kind was noticed, nor were there any fakirs or "sharks" ap parent, who so often follow these shows. The different feats of skill and daring which constitute the pro gram are all of a high class.-Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Will exhibit at Princeton, Tuesday, July 4th. New Towns In North Dakota The extensive railroad building now being done in North Dakota has brought tributary to railroad facili ties an additional vast area of the rich agricultural sections of noithern and western North Dakota. The Great Northern Railway is building a number of new extensions from its main line northward notably that of the Sarles extension of the Edmore line. The Thorne extension ruuning north from York, the Maxbass exten sion running northwestward from Towner, and a further extension of the Westhope line to Antler. The building of these new lines has brought into being a number of new towns which are fully described in a pamphlet recently issued by the Great Northern Railway. By application to Mr. F. I. Whitney, Passenger Traf fic Manager, St. Paul, Minn., a copy of these pamphlets "New Extensions in North Dakota" or "New Towns in North Dakota" will be mailed to any address. 29-34 Killed by Electric Light. That there is danger in handling electric wires, whether insulated or not, is shown by a peculiar accident of which the Grand Rapids Magnet gives the following account: "On last Saturday evening occurred one of the saddest accidents in the his tory of Grand Rapids, when Mrs. John Costello was instantly killed while carrying an electric light from the kitchen to the woodshed. Mrs). Costello was giving the children a bath about ten o'clock in the evening and the floor being wet it is supposed that her feet became damp and while her hands were wet she took the light and stepped out into the woodshed on the damp ground which caused a ground circuit, killing her instantly. Mrs. Costello leaves a husband, two boys and a girl to mourn her loss. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, Rev. Fr. Valentine con ducting the service. Interment was made in Itasca cemetery." Lightning: Fires 6 N. Depot. During the storm last night at 8:30 the telegraph wire carried electricity into the Great Northern depot and set it on fire. James Hartman and his wife were on their way to the play and took shelter from the rain under an awning near the depot from where they saw a blaze in the window. An alarm was sent in but Mr. Hartman concluded not to wait for the depart ment so he broke a window light and went in. There was water at hand and the blaze was extinguished just as the fire department arrived. The window"] curtain was burned, a hole was burned in the wainscoting and the instrument table and window cas ing were scorched. It was very for tunate that the fire was discovered so soon, for with a little more time it would have been a costly blaze. Hurrah for Central Park, Jnly 4th. A fine time, everybody invited. There will be the best order on the grounds and all will be well treated. Hot lunch and peanut stand on the grounds. Lewis Pearson will give a first class dance, day and evening. Ragamuffins at 10 o'clock a. m. For amusements there will be a real istic representation of an Indian mas sacre, the spot chosen being an ideal one for the performance, slow horse race, sack race, boy race, men's race, and old woman's race. A home talent side show free to everybody. See the old tramp with his wheelbarrow. Come high, come low and see Grant spread himself. For Sale Cheap. Two good houses in the village of Princeton, near the depot to be had at a bargain. Inquire at the office of M. S. Rutherford & Co. Charles Woodward and his sister, Mrs. M. A. Osborne, accompanied by her daughter. Mrs. R. E. Keenan drove down from Bogus Brook Tues day to meet Mrs. Keenan's sister, Mrs. .May Feeney of St. Paul, who came up to visit the family. Mrs. Keenan and her son are from Sioux Falls, S. D. THE PBIKCETOK THnoki THURSDAY, JUKE 29?%904. 5Bf ADDITIONAL LOCALS, f^fl There will be no ball game in Prince ton on the Fourth. The Clear Lake ball club downed Elk River Tuesday. Attorney W. F. Foster of Milaca passed yesterday in Princeton. Mrs. Lucina Wallace and daughter Christa returned home yesterday morning. Dr. Caley reports a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dejeral of Brickton on June 25. Roy McFarland, who has been in St. Cloud for some time is now among his old friends in Princeton. Mrs. J. W. McFarland of St. Cloud, is visiting among her numerous rela tives and friends in Princeton. E. Grant will take people to Sandy lake and bring them back in time for circus in the evening, July 4th. Mrs. J. C. Borden went to Pease yesterday evening to visit her son, Charles Murray and his family. Charles Moore has improved his place in the western part of the village by putting up a neat wire fence. Charles Carew of St. Cloud is visit ing Roy McFarland, George Moore and other relatives and friends in Princeton. Great guns! The village is hiring a man to keep the streets wet when everyone has been praying for the mud to dry up. H. B. Hunt of Minneapolis, has opened an art studio in the Carew block and expects to remain in Prince ton permanently. The stores in the village will be open during the forenoon of July 4, but as far as can be learned they will be closed in the afternoon. M. S. Rutherford arrived home the first of the week from his trip to Chi cago. He has a large land deal in view and it keeps him hustling. Mr. and Mrs. Entrup, who have been visiting for several weeks with Mrs. Entrup's brother, C. S. Neumann and family, left yesterday for their home in St. Paul. Rev. C. Bierman left on Wednesday morning for Sumpter, Minn., where he will remain over Sunday to assist at a basket meeting similar to the one held week before last in Germany. Girl Wanted. A competent girl wanted for general housework. Must be a good cook. Will pay city wages to right kind of girl. Mrs. R. C. Dunn, Princeton. In continuance of the usual practice arrangements have been made by Supt. Ewing whereby teachers at the training school will be allowed the use of needful books from the school li brary. This will be a great accomo dation for them. The 22nd of June was the seventh anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Soule and was made the occasion of presenting to Ben a very comfortable chair and several neat tokens to Mrs. Soule. May they see many returns of the day. J. Goldsmith and Miss Mary A. Carroll of Mora, came to Princeton yesterday and were joined in wedlock by Fr. Levings at high noon. C. H. Powers was best man and Miss D. F. Dixon was bridesmaid. The wedding party took the evening train for Mora. Peter Sehlin came to Princeton yes terday to return his assessor's book to the county auditor. He was obliged to make a trip from Opstead here to get the book and another one to return it, making 280 miles travel which oc cupied six day's time. There's red tape for you. Sandy lake was the attraction out of town last Sunday. Princeton fur nished in the neighborhood of fifty visitors to E. Grant's summer resort and all report a most enjoyable time. The day was spent in picnicing, boat riding and fishing and the number of fish caught would surprise old sports. The militia boys returned home Tuesday evening and report that they enjoyed their week at Lake City. They marched out several miles "through the mountains" as one of them said, camped all night and re turned next day through rain and slush. They had a taste of the real thing in marching. At the Germany M. E. church chil dren's day will be combined with the celebration of the Fourth. There will be a picnic on George Smith's grounds. In the forenoon there will be a children's program, dinner, ice cream, etc. In the afternoon games, sports and general amusement. The public is invited to attend. A large audience at the Congrega tional church last Sunday listened to Dr. O. C. Tarbox when he spoke on "Sunday School Work." He is an entertaining speaker and his old friends here were pleased to have the opportunity of listening to him and regretted the necessity of his hasty departure. His professional business is heavy and he could not spare time for a longer visit. Make Your Bread with I %P^^ I PRINCETON, Wl COMING COMING! TO PRINCETON ONE DAY ONLY TUESDAY THE MOST REFINED TENTED ENTERPRISE ON EARTH Gollmar Bros. GREATEST OF AMERICAN SHOWS. MILLION DOLLAR MENAGERIE and ROMAN HIPPODROME. lOO Premier Acts Given in. BIG RINCS 3 ELEVATED STAGE S and in MID-AIR 30=CLO WNS=30 IP Champion Riders of the World IO The Famous Petit Family, Europe's Greatest Acrobats: the Flymo- Maz- zettas: the Landown Troupe. Statue Artists Maxwell-Nelson Troupe of Aerialists A Herd of Ponderous Elephants Daisy, the Playful Baby Elephant a Vlack Vark from Africa the only Sacred White Camel the only living Black Hippopotamus, from the River Nile. An amusement organization without a peer. NOW THE BIGGEST AND THE BEST. Every Morning at 10 o'clock the Largest and Most Magnificent Free Street Displays in the World. 7 Open Dens of Savage Beasts 7 MASSIVE STEAM PIANO A Score of Bands, Ten Kinds of Music and Historical and Mythological Characters, (^r TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY.e Doors Open at I and 7 D. m. It makes more and better loaves than any other flour you can buy. Rain Coats and Skirts. Your choice of a hun dred styles or more. All New and Up-to-date Styles. Reduction in my entire stock from now till after tne Fourth. Call in and get my reduced prices. L. FRY HUNG, The Tailor, ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS Postofffee Address, wa-aw I^_ Brickton, Minn. Inspection of th Menagerie.| Fo Performance One Hour Later. 100% Flour $3-.25 F^98 %J %J any Lrrocery in town \9 lb. Sac at Princeton Roller Mill Co. YOUR MEASURE TAKEN FOR Ladies' High Grade MINNESOTA -.1,1111 Princeton Mercantile Co. Exclusive Agents for PRINCETON BRICK. CAPACITY 20,000,000.