THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O. DUNN.
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OPPICEI FIRST ST.. EAST OP COURTHOUSE.
Q. I. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSE,
Wouldn't a much more appropriate
appellation for the Equitable be In
About the only member of the .Rus
sian imperial family who does not
worry or fear assassination is the
heir apparent to the throne.
Notwitstanding the prevailing at
mospheric torridity the "ifs and
"buts" of embryo politics are under
discussion by some of our contempor
Captain Peary and his north pole
hunters have started for the arctic re
gions. The captain knew just when
it was time to get out of New York in
The Cass Lake Times truthfully re
marks: "Heaven lies about us in our
infancy," and the world lies about us
when we are grown upif we are in
There were times this week when it
was so incessantly hot that inspira
tions en route to the dome of thought
were griddled and shriveled ere they
effected a landing.
Gold has been discovered in a
mountainous part of Donegal, Ire
land, the quartz producing two ounces
to the ton. If there's any country on
earth that needs more gold it's Ire
The Otter Tail News advertises for
a printer who plays the cornet. This
is reversing the general order of
things. In our experience the printer
who played a cornet was largely rep
resented at his case by a substitute.
Gov. Hoch, whose daughter has
been selected to christen the battleship
Kansas, prefers that the vessel be
baptised with water. Everyone who
knows or has read of the governor
would guess that his preference was
A society has been organized in New
York for the purpose of diverting the
tide of Italian immigration south.
Better still, in our opinion, would be
a law to prohibit the dagoes from get
ting ashore at any point on the North
John Hyde, chief of the bureau of
statistics of the department of agri
culture, has resigned, and Willet N.
Hays, assistant secretary of agricul
ture, has been placed temporarily in
charge of the bureau. The cotton
scandal is responsible for the resig
In the death of General Blackmar,
commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic, who succumbed
to intestinal nephritis while on a tour
of the posts of the northwest, the or
ganization loses a man whose sole
ambition seemed to be the betterment
of the condition of his comrades.
Despite the supposed prevalence of
an armistice between Japan and Rus
sia it seems that the orientals' do not
feel much disposed to call off the dogs
of war. Peace negotiations or no
peace negotiations, it matters not to
them. They are battering away
wherever an opportunity presents it
self while the world looks on and ap
It is reported from Russia that a
number of the liberals, zemstvoists
and doumaists are plotting to depose
the czar and to establish a regency for
his son under four grand dukes.
Now, the grand dukes are just the
fellows they should get rid of, for
they are the actual rulers of Russia
and the czar but an instrument in
An innovation which should prove
of benefit to almost any town adopt
ing it has been introduced at Apple
ton, Minn., by the monthly fair com
mittee at that place. It consists in
providing an auctioneer free of
charge for the disposal of whatso
ever the farmers bring to market, the
awarding of cash prizes for live stock,
etc., and by the merchants making
these monthly fairs bargain days at
their stores. The idea appears to be
one worthy of emulation.
The Brainerd Tribune says that
Minnesota willprdbably have another
congressional district as a result of
the increase of population which will
be shown by the 1905 census. Con
gress takes no cognizance of a census
taken by a State. It bases its distri
bution of congressional districts upon
the increase of population shown by
the federal census.
Now comes the bishop of Kansas
and declares that while it is all right
for churches to receive money from
persons whose methods of obtaining
it are open to question, those donat
ing such tainted money cannot by the
act of contribution expect to obtain
salvation for themselves. Perhaps
not, but at the same time they get
considerable advertising by such
The United States consul at Amoyf
China, has reported to the department
of commerce and labor at Washington
that between thirty and forty persons
have been poisoned at that place from
eating flour sent there from America
via Hongkong. How the poison got
ino the flour is not known, but it will
nevertheless have the effect of injur
ing the trade of American millers.
That the emissaries of a competing
country is responsible for the das
tardly act is not improbable.
The people of Mille Lacs county
shouldn't worry over a trifling matter
like that of the railroad companies'
refusal to grant reduced rates to the
State fair. By staying at home and
devoting their energies to making
their county fair a success they will
receive just as much, if not*more, en
joyment, and at the same time benefit
not only themselves but their neigh
bors by circulating the money which
they would otherwise spend in St.
Paul among their own business
Referring to the number of cattle
yearly killed by lightning while stand
ing in proximity to wire fences an ex
change suggests that as a preventive,
conductors in the shape of wires be
run down into the ground along every
other fence post to a depth where
they come into contact with "moist
earth." Moist earth. Now, there's
where the stickler comes in, for in
some years the farmer would find
moist earth on the surface and in
others he would be compelled to dig
clear down into Asiaand then per
haps not find it.
Twenty-three South Dakotans who
last fall sold their farms and went to
South Africa, and who are now lead
ing a precarious existence on the dark
continent, have applied to the
Cunard Steamship company for re
turn transportation. It is hardly
necessary to say that our sympathies
are not with these people. As they
were foolish enough to emigrate to
South Africa when their neighboring
State of Minnesota offers so many ad
vantages to settlers, they should be
compelled to remain there and take
To avoid contact with or depend
ence upon so-called "tainted" money
appears to be an utter impossibility
in this world of "publicans and sin-
ners." In an attempt to do so, how
ever, James Holden, until recently a
clerk with the Standard Oil company,
has entered upon tr-e duties of a min
ister of the gospel in the Baptist
church at Woodside, L. I. While we
douot not that the congregation over
which Rev. Holden presides is a most
select one, yet we hesitate not in say
ing that many a shekel contributed to
make up his salary will come from the
hands of those who equal, if not sur
pass, King Rockefeller in sinfulness.
A sort of policeman you don't meet
every day is John F. Donaghue of
Springfield, Mass. He was* com
manded by his chief to don plain
clothes, repair to a certain blind pig
and thereat regale himself with
whisky, beer or any other intoxicant
he could get hold of. John enter
tained no eversion to donning the
plain clothes, but when it came to
compelling him to break his teeto
taller's pledge he simply wouldn't do
it and was removed from the force
for insubordination. Now, had a St.
Paul or Minneapolis policeman re
ceived such an order the quicker he
could reach the "pig" the better
would h be pleased.
wis $&bu* Is/ife
It matters not what are the motives
of Thomas Lawson so long as he is
trying to suggest effective remedies
for real evils. His indictment of the
big financial concerns is in the main
part true and the financial concerns
know it. There are others besides
Lawson, and with perhaps higher
motives than he, who have tried to
tell the people what the "system"
has been doinghow the allied banks,
trusts and life insurance companies
have built up a great wall of watered
stocks -and bonds upon the concrete
foundation furnished by the deposits
and premiums of the peoplebut they
possessed not the knack of obtaining
a hearing that Lawson has and con
sequently their exposures and indict
ments reached the ears of a compara
tive few. To beat the "system" at its
own game is what Lawson wants the
people to do and is explaining to them
how to do it. Be Mr. Lawson's rem
edy ever so good it is hardly probable
that the people are sufficiently power
ful to apply it. However, as an ex
pose of the great financial interests'
machinations Lawson's lectures on
the "system" are of some public
Speaking of the agitation now go
ing on for the repeal of the existing
bankruptcy law Senator Nelson says:
"While the law undoubtedly still has
imperfectionsand what human law
has notand might be improved upon
in several particulars, yet I think
that all persons who are conversant
with our bankruptcy laws from 1800
down to the present moment will con
cur in the opinion that, on the whole,
the present law is by far, taking all
matters into consideration, the fair
est, the most equitable and the least
expensive of all the bankruptcy laws
that have, from first to last, been on
our statute books.'' Senator Nelson
has made a more minute and careful
study of the operation of this law than
any other man in the State, and his
opinion should therefore have con
siderable weight with those in whom
are reposed the power to effect its re
peal. So far as we can see, the law,
with an amendment, perhaps, here
and there, should remain upon the
statute books. We see no reason for
Ida M. Tarbell's expose of the
maneuverings of John D. Rockefeller
has made it mighty uncomfortable for
the old man. He is skulking about
within the confines of his mansion at
Cleveland fearful lest the hand of an
assassin at any moment hurl a mis
sile. Detectives are stationed in and
around his house to intercept all those
who dare approach him. His advis
ers implore him to forego public ap
pearance during the rest of the sum
merto remain in complete seclusion.
And thus, on the verge of nervous ex
haustion and afraid almost of his own
shadow, doth the great oil king
suffer at the hands of one revengful
woman. That he^deserves it there is
however no doubt.
President Wheelwright of the Poit
land. Ore., chamber of commerce
would so far remove the restrictions
of the exclusion act as to admit even
a percentage of Chinese coolies to
this country. Such has he proposed
in a recent letter to President Roose
velt. While it would perhaps not be
amiss to permit Chinese merchants to
enter, cooliesand, let us say, the
dregs of many other nations
should be kept out.
Never Served Sentence.
The State pardon board has con
cluded the consideration of its July
calendar. All cases were denied with
the exception of A. H. Colwell, presi
dent of the Order of Eagles, St. Paul.
Colwell was charged with larceny fif
teen years ago at Anoka. He has
never served any sentence.
Members of the pardon board stated
that they believed public justice will
be best served by granting pardon to
a man who has been a reputable citi
zen of St. Paul for twelve years.
Meteorite at Monticello.
A meteorite has been found upon the
farm of S. A. Sodstrom at Silver
creek, near Monticello, by Mr. Ek
strand, a tenant of Sodstrom's. The
meteor, according to report, was seen
by Ekstrand as in the night time it
descended to the earth, and the next
morning he discovered and dug it up.
Its weight is about four pounds and
through it runs a streak of bright
metal resembling gold a quarter of
an inch in width.
PERTAINING TO EDUCATION.
Reports indicate that the teachers'
training school which started work
July 5, have as a rule larger attend
ance than usual. The enrollment at
the State normal schools is as follows:
Mankato, 580 Moorehead, 362 St.
Cloud, 305 Winona, 210, and Duluth,
114. The other schools report attend
ance as follows:
Simpson Park, 291 Brainerd, 190
Austin, 120 Faribault 118 Little
Falls. 116 Pipestone, 114 Long
Prairie, 90 Caledonia, 97 Alexan
dria, 93 Blue Earth, 91 Crookston,
88 Owatonna, 87 Worthington, 81
Red Wing, 74 Red Lake Falls, 73
Montevideo, 78 Litchfield, 70 Mor
ris, 70 Park Rapids, 68 Madison,
67 Benhson, 65 Warren, 63 Win
dom, 60 Bemidji, 58 St. Peter, 57
Dodge Center, 55 Princeton, 65
Mora, 44 Hallock, 44 Grand Rapids,
40 Elbow Lake, 34 Shakopee, 30
Bagley, 29 Cambridge, 24 Arling
State Superintendent Olsen is pro
moting the study of agriculture in
the rural schools, and has arranged
for a series of lectures at the summer
schools by Professor William Robert
son of the State school of agriculture.
At the expiration of the present
school year first-class rural schools
will receive State aid to the amount of
$50 annuallyand semi-graded schools
After thirty-three years of service
on the Moorhead school board,
James H. Sharp has retired, with the
distinction of being on a school
board longer than any other man in
Born, on Wednesday, July 19, to
Mr. and Mrs. Geo E. Chute, a son.
Earl McCuaig of Mora came down
on Wednesday on a visit to acquaint
Miss Helen Shove of Minneapolis is
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Miss Mildred Caswell of Anoka is
on a visit to Miss Mildred Staples at
Mrs. Bergman returned on Monday
from a visit of six weeks with friends
A reunion of the Ross family was
held at the Petterson cottage, Specta
cle lake, on Sunday.
The firemen demonstrated their
agility at their regular weekly practice
on Wednesday night.
Miss Zimmer of Granite Falls ar
rived here Monday on a week's visit
to A. N. Lenertz and family.
Excavations are being made for the
laying of pipes to the Park hotel,
where city water will be installed.
Mrs. Henry Orrock of Santiago and
her daughter, Mrs. Ira Keeler of St.
Cloud, were Princeton visitors yes
Mrs. Armitage and daughter Mar
garet left on Wednesday for a visit
with Mrs. Armitage's sister at Lilly,
Dr. Rolander's Instant Headache
Relief Tablets. Relieve headache
instantaneously. For sale at Home
Drug Store in the Dr. Cooney block.
At the regular meeting of the local
lodge of Rebekahs on Wednesday
night it was decided to initiate two
candidates into the mysteries of the
order on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
The Rathbone Sisters will give a
reception and lawn fete this (Thurs
day) afternoon at N. E. Jesmer's in
honor of Mrs. Smith Soule of Boise
City, Idaho, a former member of the
Princeton lodge of the above order.
Mrs. Millard Howard and two chil
dren left Tuesday morning for the
twin cities to take a train for Spo
kane, Wash., where they will visit
Mrs. Howard's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
F. D. Annis, for some time. Mr.
Howard accompanied them to the
The regular examination for teach
ers' certificates will be held at Prince
ton and Milaca on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, August 3rd, 4th and
5th, at the high school buildings in
Princeton and Milaca, according to
the following program:
Thursday, August 3rd.
(SECOND GRADE CERTIFICATES
A 8 00 Enrollment.
8 30 Arithmetic
10 30 Physiology-Hygiene
1 30 English Grammar
3 00 Beading.
Friday, August 4th.
(SECOND GRADE STUDIES CONTINUED AND
A 8 00 Professional Test
9 00 Spelling
9 30 Geography
11 00 Music
1 30 S History
3 15 Civics
Saturday, August 5th.
FIRST GRADE STUDIES
A. 8,00 Geometry
10 00 Physics.
M. 1 30 Algebra
3 00 Phys. Geog. or Gen History
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