THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
Published Every Thursday.
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0. 1. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSE,
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
Possibly Mayor Jones objects to
the introduction of Spanish into the
Minneapolis high school curriculum
upon the grounds tbat the language
"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
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-
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
.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
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.
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
to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to
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i i m,
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
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,
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
"Then," said the captain, "le the
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
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
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
We have just heard from the man who sells
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
And many other.
ers Dep't Store*
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.
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And many other
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