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The Princeton union. [volume] (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, November 02, 1905, Image 2

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"The Mighty UoUar," a Geln Stolen From
Chad's "Salmaguudi,"
O mighty dollar! Our acknowledged
governor, preserver and benefactor,
we desire to approach thee on this
and every other occasion with that
reverence which is due superior excel
lence and that regard which should
ever be cherished for exalted great
ness. Mighty dollar, without thee in
the world we can do nothing, but with
thee we can do all things. When sick
ness lays its paralyzing hand upon
us, thou cans't provide for us the
tenderest of nurses, the most skillful
physicians, and when the last struggle
of mortality is over and we are being
borne to the resting place of the dead,
thou cans't provide a band of music
and a military escort thither and
last, but not least, erect a magnificent
monument over our grave with a lov
ing epitaph to perpetuate our memory.
And while here in the midst of our
misfortunes and temptations of life
we perhaps are accused of crimes and
brought before magistrates, thou,
mighty dollar, can secure to us a feed
lawyer, a bribed judge, a packed jury,
and we go scott free. Be with us,
therefore, even in thy decimal parts.
We feel there is no condition in life
where thy potent and all-powerful
charms are not felt. In thy absence
how gloomy is the household and
desolate the hearthstone but when
thou, O mighty dollar, art upon the
gridiron, what an evidence of joy
swells every bosom. Thou art the joy
of our youth and the solace of our
old age, thou cans't adorn the gentle
man and feed the jackass, thou art
the favorite of the philosopher and
the ideal of the lunkhead. When an
election is to be carried, O, mighty
dollar, thou art the most potent ar
gument of politicians and demagogues,
and the umpire that decides the con
test. Mighty dollar, thou art wor
shiped the world over. Thou hast
no hypocrites in thy temples and no
false hearts at thy altars. Kings and
courtiers bow before thee and all na
tions ddore thee. Thou art loved by
the civilized and the savage alike with
unfeigned and unfaltering affection.
O mighty dollar, be with us we beseech
thee, attended by an inexhaustible
number of thy ministering angels
made in thine own image, even though
they be but silver quarters, whose
gladdening light shall illuminate the
penury and want with heavenly radi
ance, which shall cause the awakened
soul to break forth in acclamations
of joy. Guided by thy silver light we
hope to reach the golden gate and
triumphantly enter while hands har
moniously sweep the golden harps as
we enter upon the golden streets.
Mighty Dollar' Thy shining' face
Bespeaks thy wondrous power
My pockets be thy resting place,
I need thee every hour
The Oriental Limited of the Great Nor
thern Kailway a Marvel in Train
The hardships and deprivations of
an overland trip in the early days of
the northwest are known to all who
read. In this early day a trip across
America meant tenfold the danger
that a trip around the world means
today. What wonderful changes have
been wrought and what was consid
ered a hardship fifty jears ago,
which few could combat, is today a
pleasurable pastimesomething to
anticipate, something to delight.
Immeasurably more so is this the
case since the Great Northern placed
in service their regal train, "The
Oriental Limited." The fact must be
considered that in undertaking a
journey of several thousand miles the
ease and comfort with which it can
be accomplished is a first considera
tion. In the contemplation of a
journey the traveler selects that
means of transportation which affords
him the quickest, easiest and most
comfortable trip. It is no exaggera
tion to state that the "Oriental Lim
ited" is the fulfillment of inventive
genius in train equipment Few peo
ple realize the care bestowed, the
complicated, smoothly working mech
anism which makes the whole a thing
of beauty and perfection the art of
''The Oriental Limited" is made up
of a locomotive of the most advanced
and powerful type, elegant day
coaches, seating 84 people new tour
ist seepers, which have such a feature
of the Great Northern overland trains
new dining cars palace sleeping cars
and, what is a decided innovation in
transcontinental train equipment, a
compartment observation library car.
These cars are the first of their kind
to be used on transcontinental rail
ways. They are the embodiment of
comfort and convenience and typify
the height of inventive genius in car
building. In the construction of the
cars the purpose in view has been to
furnish the traveling public with every
comfort and luxury which they could
secure at a first class hotel or at their
Tub. Ease, elegance and excellence
is the combination sought in the build
ing of these cars. The observation
rooms are finished in vermillion wood
and the chaiis are upholstered in
green leather, the remainder of the
furnishings being in harmony with
the general color scheme. The card
room is finished in English oak with
green leather seat coverings. The
four state rooms, which are unusually
roomy, are finished in mahogany,
coco, vermillion and tonquin, while
the furnishings are olive, reddish
rose, green and maroon plush, in the
order named. The drawing room is
finished in mahogany and all furnish
ings are golden brown plush.
The rear half of these cars is de
voted to the observation room, hand
somely furnished with easy chairs,
writing desks, etc. Wide plate glass
windows afford an unobstructed view
of the surrounding country. Those
who enjoy being in the open air will
find comfortable seats on the protected
rear platform.
Current periodicals, a branch of the
Booklovers library and the latest
newspapers obtainable at starting
point and en route are provided in
these cars. This car also contains a
spacious card room with a well
stocked buffet, nicely furnished and
pleasingly arranged for the comfort
and convenience of the passenger.
Luxurious in appointment, well nigh
perfect in mechanical construction,
complete in every detail from head
light to rear end lantern, there is
nothing left to be desired. The oper
ating force will at once appeal to the
passenger for the selection of the at
taches from conductor to porter is
made with a view to their adaptabil
ity. The placing in service of "The
Oriental Limited" has been done with
a view not only to retain travel but
create it. That this end is accom
plished is an assured fact to any one
whose pleasure it is to make a jour
ney across the continent on Ameri
ca's most comfortable overland
Race Track a Vice Breeder.
If the operations of the race tracks
in the vicinity of New York and else
where have ever had any positive
and tangible result in the improve
ment of the breed of horses, as is
claimed, we have yet to learn of the
fact. But that they have had very
much to do in the corruption and im
poverishment of the breed of men, the
records of the police courts and other
criminal statistics furnish only too
much evidence. Two specially flagrant
instances of this character have come
to public notice in the press within
the past few days. One was that of a
lad of good family and high connec
tions, who was found guilty of steal
ing jewelry from a near relative in
order, as he confessed, that he might
get money to spend at the race tracks.
Another was that of a young man who
had been for years a confidential
clerk and cashier in the service of the
Morgan trust estate, and had taken
advantage of his position to steal
nearly $40,000, all of which, accord
ing to his own admission, had gone
into the maw of the race track gam
blers. And these are only two cases
of hundreds of defalcations, forgeries
and thefts recorded every year, all
having their inspiration from the
same direction,the poolrooms and
the race-tracks. "He stole to bet on
the races" is the legend that runs al
most daily over accounts of criminal
misdoings, from that of the office boy
who steals 50 cents in stamps from his
employer to spend in a poolroom to
that of the trusted employe of some
bank or other business house who
filches his thousands for the same evil
purpose.Leslie's Weekly.
A Plea for the Foolish irgins.
When John D. Rockefeller, jr., en
countered the parable about the fool
ish virgins who had no oil in their
lamps, which was the lesson of the
day for his Bible class, every member
leaned forward with interest to hear
what a Rockefeller would say about
the folly of improvidence as illus
trated in a lack of oil.
'And the foolish said unto the
wise,' quoted Mr. Rockefeller from
Matthew: 25:8-9.,'"Give us of your
oil for our lamps are gone out. But
the wise answered, saying: Not so
lest there be not enough for us and
you but go ye rather to them that
sell, and buy for yourselves.'
Mr. Rockefeller forcefully presented
the lesson that is taught in this para
ble and said that the wisdom of being
prepared for an emergency could not
be more strikingly presented than in
the case of the foolish virgins who
had failed to buy enough oil. When
he had finished and it was time for
little talks from the members at large,
one, who had a record for raising
discord, arose and asked:"But sup
pose the price of oil was so high that
they couldn't procure it?"
Mr. Rockefeller called for the sing
ing of a hymn, saying that he had
unconsciously taken up too much
time, and adding that the usual offer
tory would be skipped.
Heroie Deed, of Mother.
Fire destroyed the home of Mrs.
Nellie Nelson, of Evelyth, the mother
of triplets about three years of age,
and she and they had a narrow escape
from death in the flames. Mrs. Nel
son was deserted by her husband
more than a year ago. She and the
babies were alone and asleep when
the fire originated. She was awak
ened by the smoke, and to her dismay
found the house was ablaze inside the
room, and that she would have no
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time to do anything except try to save
her children and herself.
She seized two, who were "sleeping
soundly as only children can, and
dashed with them into the open air
and dropped them. Back into the
hot breath and flame of the burning
house she hurried without thought of
the great danger to herself, and,
seizing the other sleeping child, again
made for the open air and safety.
But the fire had now burned her
face and hands, though she was
scarcely aware of it at the time, and
for a moment she was bewildered and
almost overpowered with the heat.
She tried not to inhale the flames that
curled about her face and set fire to
her night-robe, and but for this pre
caution she might never have left the
place alive. A physician says that
her burns, while severe, are not dan
Mrs. Nelson and her triplets en
gaged the atttention of the last legis
lature. Representative Dowling of
Evelyth last winter introduced a bill
providing for an appropriation for
her because she was the mother of
triplets and her husband had deserted
Clapp on Rate Legislation.
Speaking of railroad rate legisla
tion and the prospects of a bill getting
through the senate this coming ses
sion Senator Clapp said:
I regard it as certain that there
will be a bill put through and I do
not share the opinion of some that
there will be a long and bitter fight
over it either. I am of opinion that
there is a very big preponderance of
sentiment in the senate favorable to
President Roosevelt's policy of ex
tending the power to adjust rates to
an administrative body, and that of
course, means the interstate com
merce commission. It is quite proba
ble that the committee will make two
or three reports, and that there will
be several bills introduced by mem
bers of that committee, but I expect
to see the administration bill passed.
"The people are with Roosevelt on
this question, and he will have pretty
nearly solid democratic support in
both senate and house. It seems to
me that opposition will be poor pol
icy. If the bill enacted does not work
all right it can be amended, but the
people are in earnest on this ques
tion, and it behooves congress to
give the country legislation as de
A New Bicycle
A novel bicycle has been built in
London which has been pronounced
as comfortable "as a rocking chair,"
and which shows remarkable mechan
ical ingenuity. It has a chair-like
antivibrating saddle which affords
wonderful relief to a tired back. The
rear wheel is about the standard size,
but the front is about half this size,
and the handle-bars are almost di
rectly under the saddle. The steering
gear is under perfect control, and al
lows a low diamond-frame wheel that
ladies may mount and ride with ease.
We are not trying to induce you to
order one of these wheels, but to urge
you to order a case of goldea grain
belt beer. It is the ideal family bev
erage. Order of -your nearest dealer
or be supplied by Henry Veidt,
Son Lost Mother.
"Consumption runs in our family,
and through it I lost my mother,"
writes E. B. Reid of Harmony, Me.
"For the past five years, however, on
the slightest sign of a cough ov cold,
I have taken Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption, which has saved
me from serious lung trouble." His
mother's death was a sad loss for Mr.
Reid, but he learned that lung trouble
must not be neglected, and how to
cure it. Quickest relief and eure for
coughs and colds. Price 50c and $1.00
guaranteed at C. A. Jack's drug store.
Trial bottle free.
Minnesota-Wisconsin Football Game
On account of the Minnesota-Wis
consin football game at Minneapolis
November 4th the Great Northern
railway will sell tickets at the rate of
one fare plus 50 cents for the round
trip. Tickets on sale November 3rd
and for all trains arriving in the twin
cities not later than 3 p m., Novem
ber 4th. Final return limit Novem
ber 6th. Ask yotir local agent for
further particulars.
Adams Express.
Now that Sardles-on-the-Soo has
changed its name to Adams it will be
in order for the Budget to be trans
formed into the Express, in order to
preserve the eternal fitness of things,
if for no other reason.Neche (N D.)
Splendid Piece of Land in
Town of Milo.
120 acres of splendid land with good
residence, barn and granary in sec*
tion35, town of Milo (S} of SE^
and NWM ot SE^, section 35, town
ship 37, range 27), nine miles from
Princeton and five miles from Fores
ton. Good roads, churches and
schools. 80 acres fenced in, 20 acres
under plow. For terms apply to
Princeton, R. F. D. No. 5,
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Morning, 10:30 a. m., "Symbolism
of the Dove 11:45 a. m., Sunday
school 6:45 p. m., Epworth League
7:30 p. m., "Peace Following Trou-
ble." Prayer meeting Thursday even
ing at 7:30 p. m.
Not Up To Date.
Mayor Dunne of Chicago refuses to
put his father on the city's pay roll.
Mr. Dunne may be an excellent
mayor, but he would make a mighty
poor life insurance president.
Rochester Post-Express.
Expert Accountant,
Over 30 Years Experience.
1011 First Ave North,
Perfect In quality.
Moderate In prloe.
Advertisin Fays
When you advertise in the
columns of the PRINCETON
UNION. The UNION has the
largest bona fide list of sub
scribers of any newspaper
published in the Eighth Con.
gressional district outside of
Dulutfa. The UNION has twice
the circulation of all the other
newspapers of Mille Lacs coun
ty combined. The UNION has
hundreds of subscribers in the
counties of Isanti, Benton and
Sherburne and is a weekly
visitor in almost every home
in Mille Lacs county. Yes,
it pay* to advertise in the
Wnat do you want?
and will be Eefumded to you if after us
ing half a bottle of
yottasenot satisfied with results.
This is our guarantee which goes witfr
every bottle.
For Sale and Guaranteed Only by
C. A. JACK, Princeton, Minn.
Cedar and Pine Shingles,!
to be found in section, and a the lowest prices.
^this^ wantt shingles,
1 SELF'S ^^ed* contain the finest assortment of dry lumber and 3
g: you an estimate upon anything you want. 3
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Supplied by Arfeats Everywhere, or
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Main Street,
i'w i-JKi-Mfe.
Daily* between St. Paul, Minneapolis, Seattle, Spokane, Everett,
Bellingham, Vancouver and Puget Sound Points.
Hew Compartment-Library-Observation Gars.
For detailed information, rates etc., call on""
GEO. E. RICE, Agent, Princeton.
First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Busi
ness Transacted.
Loans Made on Approved
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CAL.EY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General
Collecting and
Banking Business
W Make
A Specialty
Farm Loansof
Odd Fellows Building,
Princeton, Minn.
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Princeton Mercantile Co.
Postoffice Address, ra-i^ir* 2
Dealers in
Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard,
Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
Both Telephones.
Farm and
Village Loans.
A.s*t for
CAPACITY 20,000,000.
Bnckton, Minn.
Princeton, Minn.
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