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fee. w^^mffi^^m^^r^^^^^ THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. Published Every Thursday. TERMSSi.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE! FIRST ST., EAST OF COURTHOUSE. 0. 1. STAPLES, Business Manager. THOS. H. PROWSE, Editor. People who are not satisfied with Minnesota should try Odessa. Many a woman called up on the 'phone imagines she detects cloves in her husband's voice. We suggest that the Red Cross society offer their services upon the battlefields of football. William R. Hearst is hostile and as a consequence a yellow fog over- hangs greater New York. The Minnesotas knocked out the South Dakotas on Saturday by 1 to 0. These figures represent the scores not the casualties. The modern reader would rather see three columns condensed into three lines than three lines spread over three columns. The plebisciteor popular vote shows that Prince Karl of Denmark has been elected king of Norway. Now. let there be peace. 'Automatic Politics, or, The String that Works Johnson, would likely be the title selected by Dick O'Connor were he to write a book. The woman who has not discovered that her husband is a prevaricator- should sit up and listen when he talks in his sleep. He'll tell the truth then. The constitution recently granted to Russia by the czar has not seemingly attracted the tide of emigration toward that "great and glorious land of liberty."' Possibly Mayor Jones objects to the introduction of Spanish into the Minneapolis high school curriculum upon the grounds tbat the language is liquid. "Miss Dinah M\te," says a Mis- SOJ II exchange, "struck her knee cap against a fence post last week and is now a cripple." The cap probably exploded Miss Dinah Mvtes' name. In the interest of humanity let us pray that President Roosevelt's in fluence will pro\e sufficiently power ful to induce the great powers of the earth to take concerted action in in sisting that the atrocities in Russia cease. From the fact that the name of Bill Grimshaw. civil service political vacillator. has not appeared in his favorite daily this week, we infer that he is the recipient of a correctional missive from his superiors in Wash- ington The money uselessly expended in taking the state census and compiling voluminoas statistics wnich are cov- ered by the United States census re- ports would build many a mile of good road and drain man an acre of swamp land. Does the fact that 3,-300.000 pounds of pure Mocha and Java coffee were sold from a total importation of 139,000 pounds go to show that America's pure food commissions which permitted such salesare really necessary institutions? The very tact that Louis of Batten berg is a Hessian seems in itself to be sufficient to entitle him to the hot time he is having in the old town of York. If our history is not at fault the Hes sians who came to this country some years ago were also tendered a warm reception. A man named Munthe of Bessemer, Mich., says he has been asked, as a lineal descendant of Haakon V, to hook on to the crown of Norway. We doubt it. At least 17,221 descendants of this particular Haakon reside in the United Statesreal old stockfish aristocracy as it wereand it strikes us that the storthing, being cognizant of this fact, would have given these splinters of royalty an equal show by permitting them to shake dice for the crown had theythe storthing folksnot already decided that the most direct blueblooded descendant of the late Mr. Haakon was Karl of Denmark. While all these bad things are being revived about Brother Rockefeller a&d Jiis tainted money we would! iikfe to ask some of the sarictifiedr*an6inted and appointed of the .Lord whether the money they pay our brother for gaso- line and kerosene becomes contamin- ated by merely passing through his hands or clearing house. If so why not remove the* possibility of taint by returning to the rushlight for illumin- ating purposes? The dowager empress of China, sus- pecting the emperor of being impli- cated in a bomb throwing outrage at Pekin, has caused him to be confined in a steel cage. How different in Russia. When the mperor of that nation is informed by his secret agents that a bomb has been discovered even within a hundred miles of the castle he immediately imagines he smells gunpowder and locks himself in his strong box of his own accord. N coercion needed in his case. Our esteemed contemporary, the Peking Tsing Rao, has ]ust started on its fifteen hundredth year of pub- lication. There is another paper printed in the flowery kingdom, the name of which wear unable to bring to our tongue tip just now, that issued its initial number a thousand years or so before this old worldaccording to the scriptureswas manufactured. Old subscribers will of course remem- ber that in their salutatories the editors of these papers announced in italics that they had come to stay. You should know, and likely do, that the drainage of Indian lands is an entirely distinct proposition irom the drainage of Minnesota state lands. Whether the Indian lands will be drained or not depends upon the de- cision of the federal government, while the drainage of Minnesota swamp lands depends entirely upon the peo- ple of the state. State swamp lands are lands obtained from the govern- ment upon contract to dram and place .n condition for agricultural purposes and should not be con- founded with lands of like nature owned by private individuals or with the government Indian lands. The pension bureau at Washington has been receiving many inquiries asking whether the statute books con- tain a law providing for the reirn- buisement of those who paid money as an exemption from draft into the army during the civil vv ar. No such law of course exists and it is ery un- likely ever will. That the govern- ment should be expected to reimburse those who from cowardice or other personal reasons evaded the draft by furnishing money is a proposition most preposterousa proposition wmch the people s\ould never permit to be entertained. Most of these men paid $300 apiece to the town in which they lived to secure this exemption from draft and the towns added $200 to make the amount sufficient to pay a substitute. Far better would it be to pension the southerners who fought gallantly against us than to reimburse the stay-at-home northerners who re- fused to fight for us. i Theodore Shonts, chairman of the Panama commission, in an ad- dress at Washington last week, said in substance and in part that there is an industrious band of hired Anani- asespaid by concerns which fear competition when the canal is in oper- ationwho are issuing from their bureaus of publicity alleged newspa- per interviews purporting to show the frightful conditions existing upon the isthmus. "The canal will be built," said Mr. Shonts, "and it will be built at Panam a. It will be a Roosevelt canalthe president will build it with his big stick." Mr. Shonts averred that the canal zone is now in splendid sanitary condition, that the climate is healthful, that there is an abundant supply of pure water from mountain springs and that the employes of the two classes- laborers and skilled artesansare being fed upon good food at 30 and 90 cents per day per man respectively. There is no reason whatsoever to doubt Mr. Shonts' statement, and consequently the alleged interviews published in the Chicago and other papers decrying the conditions exist- ing upon the isthmus should be taken with a big handful of salt.' Ifas the ItodagoguADistanced. As the advance guard f civilization the homesteader has the pedagogue distanced about a year.Interna tional Falls Border Budget. Getting Down to Business. We are getting down to business now in the investigation of the gov ernment printing-office. A million dollars could be saved annually to the government if the printing had been let to the lowest bidder. We will find out who is responsible for print ing the envelopes thereby cheating the home printers out of a job.Lake Crystal Union. S* i* $- A Oreat feolationer. Our Jadam is great on solving problems. He solved the naval prob lem and a few others last year. To be sure, his solution didn't hold good in the light of more recent events, but so much the worse for the more recent events. Anyway he's a great solu tioner!Hinckley Enterprise. Will Have to Take Tote Road. The politician not in favor of drain age will have to take the tote-road next year.Aitkin Republican. J Means Much to Whole State. Drainage means much to the whole state and its accomplishments will bring benefits which will not be con fined to any one particular section. Pine Knot. *I- Stick to lour arm. Don't be too anxious to sell your farm. Underneath it may be valuable iron ore, or a solid bed of diamonds for all you know, and there's no guess work about the soil prov mg a gold mine when properly tilled. Northome Record. .t. .J. .J. To be Looked Into. The affairs of the farmers' institute crowd in this state is to be looked into. Superintendent Gregg has had things pretty much his own way for many years and will now be asked to 'show up" and if anything is wrong to "dig up."Dawson Sentinel. Machine Is Kust j. It is rumored that Gov. Johnson will endeavor to resurrect the old Democratic machine Redwood county. It will take considerable to lubricate it as it is very rusty and squeaks like sixty.Lamberton Star. $- Coinb'ae and Vdvertise. Mail order houses will continue to prosper until the small dealers com bine in buying and- advertise. Sev eral communities have organized and are buying by the train load from wholesalers and manufacturers. These merchants are able to undersell the mail order houses, boldly pro claiming the fact in the local papers Evelj th Star. j. $. $ W retched Taste. The Gebhardt followers of New Ulin sent the mother of the dead man a floral emblem on the anniversary of the murder. They were equallj caie iul to see that comment upon this token of their ''esteem for the dead man" should get into as many papers and their act obtain as wide notoriety as possible. It was all done in the most wretched taste. There is no ac counting for the bitter hatred of the twTo THE PRINCETON UNIONf i?HTJBSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, li05 OPINIONS OF EDITORS I factions. They would show bet- ter sense to have omitted this act and forget the past.St. Paul Reveiw. feirai! Apple Crop, The final statistics of the apple crop of the country show a total for the country this year of 23,495,000 bar rels, as against 45,360,000 barrels last year, 42.626.000 in 1903 and 46,- 625,000 in 1902.. The yield in New England was 2,240,000 barrels, as against 4,770,000 last year in the central states 8,650,000, as against 19,960,000 in the middle west, 2,910,- 000, as against 5.397,000 in the far west, 2,195,000, as against 5,397,000: and in the southern states 5,500,000, as against 8,735,000. The crop in New York state this year was only 2,800,000 barrels, as against 7,200,000 last year. At Lyons, where 100,000 barrels are the general output, scarcely 20,000 barrels have been harvested, and $2.50 to $2.75 has been paid for ordinary winter fruit with as high as $3 for fancy Kings. At Castile, however, the crop was heavier than had been expected, some orchards yielding two or three times the estimated amount. The total amount of apples in store on December first last year was esti mated by the Shippers' association at 3,935,405 barrels, a total probably be low the actual figures. It is believed that the amount of apples in storage on December first next will not ex ceed 1,800,000. Prices are so high the home markets that the exports of apples are not liberal. Camp Fire. There will be an old time camp fire at the G. A. R. hall on Wednesday evening, Nov. 22. All old soldiers and their families are invited to be present. The state president of the Ladies' auxiliary. Mrs. Sarah E. Mil ham of St. Paul, will be present ttome one and all and renew your patriotism. Commrotee. it/ ill 1* to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to -I ll'll.l I I I i i m, Corn A\erage. The crop reporting board of the bureau of statistics of the department of agriculture finds from the reports of the correspondents and agents of the bureau as follows: The preliminary returns on the production of corn in 1905 indicate a total yield of about 2,707,993,540 bushels, or an average of 38.8 bushels an acre, as compared with an average yield of 26.8 bushels as finally esti mated in 1904, 25.5 bushels in 1903, and a ten-year average of 24.9 bush els. The general average as to quality is 90.6 per cent, as compared with 88.2 last year. 83.1 in 1903 and 80.7 in 1902. It is estimated that about 3.3 per cent of the corn crop of 1904 was still in the hands of farmers on Nov. 1, 1905, as compared with 3.6 per cent of the crop of 1903 in farmers' hands on Nov. 1, 1904 5.2 per cent of the crop of 1902 in farmers' hands on Nov. 1, 1903, and 1.9 per cent of the crop of 1901 in farmers' hands on Nov. 1, 1902. Was the Truth. The following is told of Capt. Sumner of the schooner Delmont, which used to sail from Portland, Me.: Once in a while the mate would ap pear to have drunk something stronger than water, says the 'Boston Herald. On one occasion Capt'Sum ner entered in the log: "Mate drunk today." When the mate saw it he thought it very unkind, and told the captain it was too bad to have that record go home for the owners to see. "Well," Capt. Sumner said, "it was true, wasn't it?" The mate said it was. "Then," said the captain, "le the record stand." A few days afterward it came the mate's turn to make entries in the log, and he made this entry: "Captain sober today." Then it came the cap tain's turn to object. The mate said: "It was true, wasn't it?" "Yes it was true," said the captain. "Well, then, "^said the mate, "le the record stand Posted on Pugilists. 'Now. Mickey," said the teacher, "tell me what you know of Nelson, the gieat fighting sailor "You're mixed, 'mum," promptly re sponded Mickey. "Sharkey is de fightin' sailor. Nelson wuz formerly a blacksmit.' "-^Philadelphia Bul letin. Pleased the Coats. A very realistic reminder of the near approach of winter was felt at this place Tuesday and Wednesday, when a cold wind made heavy coats fe'el good.Lowry, Mo., Independent. OUR BOY DETECTIVES ATTENTIO N We have just heard from the man who sells XTRAGOqp clothe i du no to reach town on the next train. The first boy to find him gets a $5.00 XTRAGOOn at once, or when he next needs it Say to him: "You are fromEder heimer, Stein Co., Chicago, and sellXTRAGoop Clothes." .s ^.^.^.'^^^iiw.^ |||W,|^ Beds and Bedding PIANOS: Sohmer, Colby, Vose, Wesley, And many other. suit free ers Dep't Store* W^'^^V^V^ Just unloaded a carload of beds and bedding. The largest line of iron and wooden beds ever brought to your city, from the cheapest to the best. Springs and mattresses of every description and to fit any bed made. These were bought right and will be sold to you right. Call in and look them over. Caley Hardware Co. *t**0*+^0^0^ ^WlW *i^ ^0*0*0* IW^.M'*** '-iqi' ^iy New Organs: Estey, And many other good makes. IMII iii, '^%^W^ ++l^0*^J PRIMTOFS HUSIC STORE, W E HAVE THE AGENCY FO The NewHome Sewing Machine! One of the best machines made. Machines from $25.00 All Fully Guaranteed. "We make terms to suit our customers. Mr. and Mrs Guy Ewingg. In Security State Bank Building. RIVERSIDE HOTEL FRANK SMITH, Proprietor. Neatly furnished throughout, electric lighted, every- thing up-to-date, baths and telephone connections. American and European Plan. Private Dining Rooms. Sample Room in Connection. PRINCETON, C-V%.W*.^*Vfc S^W*1! up, ww MINN.