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Business Manager.
A paradox: The ice barons incar
cerated in the Toledo cooler are com
plaining of the heat.
Bede's boy says that the traveling
men are for Cole. His old man could
scarcely have fabricated a funnier
A measure passed by congress per
mits cattle to remain on trains thirty
six hours instead of twenty-four as
Governor John has installed a Mer
genthaler typesetting machine in the
office of his personal organ, the St.
Peter Herald.
The free-silver articles in the Com
moner seemingly imply that Mr.
Bryan has omitted to notify his editor
of his political metamorphosis.
The session of congress just termi
nated has demonstrated beyond the
scintilla of a doubt that the trusts
were represented by mighty factors.
Governor John's pipe organ at
Fair-mont is grinding out some ex
tremely musty selections. Mr. O'Day
is evidently stumped for original com
Fifty per cent of the deaths in this
country are the direct result of impure
foods.Walker Pilot.
We would like to know by what
method of calculation this result is
arrived at.
Should Tarns Bixby become gover
nor of Oklahoma the new state will at
least have a man in the chair who
thoroughly understands political
mechanism in all its complex ramifi
"The works at Panama will be com
pleted in eight years," says Mr
Shont/. That is, of course, provided
the works of Providence, such as
earthquakes, landslides and tidal
waves do not interfere.
Dr. Ames has filed as a democratic
candidate for mayor of Minneapolis.
Doc is said by an exchange to have
worked hard during his former in
cumbency as municipal chief. Pre
sumably worked everyone susceptible.
The poor old bald-headed father of
the oil trust has our sympathy. Not
content with an attempt to drive him
out of business by passing the free
alcohol bill, congress proposes to en
act at its next session a law making
compulsory the use of clean money.
The Goodhue County News, a radi
cal popocratic organ, is certain that
Bryan will be the next president. If
Allen, editor of the News, is depend
ing upon Bryan's election for a job
as janitor or something of that sort
in the white house he will never gar
ner the fruits of his ambition.
The Royalton Banner thinks it has
discovered a home-print special edi
tion issued by a country newspaper
which is perfection." The edition
to which the Banner refers was a
creditable production all right, bub it
was printed in the twin cities and
edited by twin city newspaper men.
Mr. O'Day's paper says that "the
more congress gets out of patience
with the president the more people
like the president." In the same
editorial column we find this: A
majority of the people of this country
have already picked Bryan for the
next president." Are O'Day and
Johnson both contributing to\he
editorial page?
The Minneapolis "Town Topics"
differs slightly with us in our conten
tion that Governor John's hirelings
are "reluctantly" passing ten
cent of their salaries into his cam
paign barrel, "but," says the
"Topics," "the appointees who
their places to the administration are
standing the touch [of the O'Connor]
like gentlemen." As the "Topics"
man is said to be particularly inter
ested in this barrel filling, and is con
sequently keeping close tab upon its
progress, he certainly ought to know.
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An exchange says that two Ver
monters, while walking upon the
streets of Elizabeth, New Jersey, were
ferociously attacked by several rats.
It is not unlikely that the strangers
ran amuck of a bunch of mosquitoes
which had been deprived of their
wings through contact with a walking
cane or in an encounter with a
chicken hawk. Such occurrences are
said to be of frequent occurrence in
the land of the yellow gallimpper
the fur-bearing mosquito.
And now Brother Bryan has been
indorsed for the presidency by the
millionaire brewers of Milwaukee.
An indorsement by these beer men of
course also means the opening, if
necessary, of a barrel for campaign
purposes. This little token of appre
ciation is obviously bestowed upon
William for services rendered the
brewers while in foreign lands, where
in his speeches he incorporated many
a eulogium of Milwaukee's principal
product. The indorsement was
a surprise to Mr. Brayan.
A $15,000,000 company has been or
ganized in Wall street to manufacture
alcohol from cotton stalks, and scores
of similar corporations will within the
next few months be brought into ex
istence for the purpose of distilling
the product from all sorts of material.
At the start it might be expected that
these concerns will enter into compe
tition, but eventually, following the
general order of the business methods
of today, it should not surprise us if
they mergenot openly, perhaps, but
covertlyfor the maintenance of a
standard price.
It has just been brought to light
that the police of Minneapolis have
concealed from the public the fact
that a dozen or more holdups and
robberies have been reported to them
during the past fortnight. Why this
secrecy has been maintained is a
question to which Minneapolitans are
demanding a reply. They are asking
one another whether the police and
the thugs are in collusionwhether
the footpads are being protected for a
"divvy" of the swag. The methods
of the Minneapolis reform government
are certainly mystifying.
A determined movement is on foot
in Kansas City, Kans.. to enforce the
prohibition law. Acting under in
structions from Governor Hoch the
attorney-general is destroying stocks
of liquor and bar fixtures, and hasM.
given notice that unless the statute is
complied with to the letter he will pull
down buildings ultilized as joints.
Hoch is all right. He believes that,
regardless of whether a measure is
popular or not, when it is placed
upon the statute books it should be
obeyed. Governor John might gather
a valuable pointer from this action of
Governor Hoch.
The Hon. Nicholas and Mrs. Long
worth have at last realized their fond
est hope in being permitted to bowwashing
and scrape and bend a knee before
those most august sovereigns, Edward
and Alexandria, king and queen of
Great Britain and Ireland, defenders
of the faith. In other words, they
have been presented at the court of
King James. It pleases us exceed
ingly to be enabled to impart this im
portant information and also to note
that Edward VII, in violation of all
court reception rules, conferred es
pecial favors upon Mrs. Longworth
by smiling when the queen wasn't
looking, and whispering, "Howdy
do how's papa?"
Anthony Comstock, of the
York Society for the Prevention of
Vice, has undertaken one of the most
gigantic muck-raking tasks of modern
times. He declares that he will drive
every moral pervert from the confines
of Gotham. "The murder of Stanford
White," says Mr. Comstock, "has
given us an opening wedge that we
have long needed. The investigation
must go on now to the bitter end, with
fear or favor, no .matter how rich
or how prominent or how brilliant
the perverts may be. The trails will
into the most exclusive clubs, and
many a man who has been generally
held in the highest esteem must be
tumbled into the mire, where he
longs. If all the things I have heard
about Stanford White, or half of them,
even, are true, h richly ^deserved his
fate at the hands of young Thaw."
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Chairman Sivright announced the
make-up of the republican state com
mittee last Saturday. Dr. A.
Cole of Fergus Falls is chairman,
and it is thought that Charles H. War
ner of Aitkin will be the secretary, al
though it is barely possible that he
may not accept the position. There
are some strong men and faithful re
publicans on the committee, and not
a few who were notorious traitois in
the last campaign. If the guberna
torial nominee and the other candi
dates are satisfied no one else has any
right to find fault. Nevertheless we
are decidedly of the opinion that
several of the gentlemen mentioned
below will vote for John A. Johnson
next November.
Following is the personnel of theard
committee: Chairman, Dr. A. B.ant
Cole, Fergus Falls secretary, Charles
H. Warner, Aitkin executive commit
tee, R. E. Thompson, Dr. A. B. Cole,
C. H. Warner, W. E. Culkin, Duluth:
W. Heffelfinger, Minneapolis: Fen
ton G. Warner, St. Paul.
At largeJohn O'Donnell, Minne
apolis H. B. Knudsen, Duluth:
Berndt Anderson, St. Paul Peter S.
Neilson, Minneapolis P. H. Kelly,
Eagle Lake Grant McMahon, Ely:
Fenton G. Warner, St. Paul B. E.
Sundberg, Kennedy L. G. Hoffman,
St. Paul Thomas F. Martin, Duluth
John F. Dahl, Minneapolis Samuel
W. Moore, Minneapolis W. R. Web
ster of St. Paul and Capt. James
Hunter of Faribault.
Congressional districtsFirst, R.
E. Thompson, Preston Second,
Thomas C. Collins, Windom Third,
J. C. Applegate, Cannon Falls
Fourth, John G. Nelson, Stillwater
Fifth, W. H. Grimshaw, Minneapolis'
Sixth, James A. Martin, St. Cloud
Seventh, Dr. T. Thoraldson, Cotton
wood Eighth, John H. Hearding,
Eleveth Ninth, Dr. A. B. Cole, Fer
gus Falls.
Judicial districtsFirst, Charles
Elmquist, Rush City Second, T. G.
Walther, St. Paul Third, Frank E.
Gartside, Winona Fourth, W. W.
Heffelfinger, Minneapolis Fifth, G.
L. Cardoff, Owatonna Sixth,
Thomas Torson, St. James Seventh,
C. E. Parker, Wadena Eighth, Dr.
G. O. Orr, Jordan Ninth, James A.
Larson, Walnut Grove Tenth, R.hE.
Shepherd, Austin Eleventh, W. E.
Culkin, Duluth Twelfth, L. OThe
Thorpe, Willmar Thirteenth, C. L.
Todd, Slayton Fourteenth, Dr.
Watson, Red Lake Falls Fif
teenth, Charles H. Warner, Aitkin
Sixteenth, G. W. Beise, Morris
Seventeenth, Samuel A. Anderson,
Wells Eighteenth, E. M. Nagel,
That President Roosevelt's policy
of compelling the Wall street money
sharks to toe the mark has created
much antagonism to him is pretty
generally known, but it now appears
that Bryan is hated upon the street
even more than he. The self-white
of Bryan, which he contends
has converted him into a "conserva
tive democrat," is received with much
distrust by the "street." and the gen
eral consensus of feeling among the
financiers seems to be fairly expressed
in the following statement made by
Lewis G. Young, a member of
brokerage firm of A. O. Brown & Co.
of Wall street, to a newspaper repor
ter: A leopard cannot change his
spots. Roosevelt has made serious
mistakes, mainly against property
rights, but I believe he is sincere and
honest in his intentions. Wall street
realizes that times have changed and
that Roosevelt's actions have made
seem more conservative and
less of a menace, but Bryan will not
be Wall street's selection."
The action of Judge Smith in sen
tencing J. H. Queale, jr., son of a
millionaire, and his chauffeur to the
Minneapolis workhouse for speeding
an automobile on the streets is worthy
of commendation. Five days at the
works without the alternative of a fine
was the sentence imposed, and thewholly
judge said that were this not a
sufficiently severe punishment to com
mand obedience to the laws govern
ing the operation of automobiles a
more severe penalty would hereafter
inflicted. Each offender has aplabor
pealed to the supreme court, but Judge
Smith feels confident that his sentence
will be affirmed and the culprits
eventually sent to the rock pile.
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The first session of the fifty-first
congress has closed and among
the more important measures which
become law are the railroad rate,
free alcohol, meat inspection, pure
food, lock-type canal and Niagara
preservation bill. To the heavy pres
sure brought to bear by public senti
ment and to the determined stand of
President Roosevelt is attributable the
passage of many measures which
would otherwise have been pigeon
holed. The meat inspection bill, as
it passed, contained two provisions,
however, which are not bo the presi
dent's liking. These provisions sad
dle the costs of the inspection service
upon the government and permit the
beef trust to place upon its canned
products undated labels. The Stand
Oil company also won an import
point in securing legislation which
permits it to retain control of thethe
monopoly it now enjoys in the pro
duction, refining and transportation
of oil. The original provision in the
Hepburn bill sought to make the
Standard Oil company a common car
No sooner does the government suc
ceed in dissolving one trust than
another bobs up. This time it is the
American Farm Products company,
established with an invested capital of
$20,000,000 to control dairy products,
poultry and eggs. At its head is Levi
P. Morton and he has figured that
there are millions in it. The bime, we
believe, is not over a century distant
when Americans who are not part and
parcel of the trusts will either be
working for the trusts or for the gov
A Good. Suggestion.
If you have trouble in keeping your
boy at home look around and see if
there is not something the matter with
the home. We have seen homes that a
boy could not be blamed for avoiding.
New Ulm Review.
.j. .j.
A Floating Falsehood.
The rumor that Governor Johnson
since Cole's nomination is afraid of
the cars and will not accept renomin
ation is good coin for republican cir
culation but there will be mighty few
of us who will be willing to take it as
good money.Crookston Times.
Republican Knows Whereof It Speaks.
Newspaper editors are like other in
dividuals. They frequently are taken
i by the smooth tongues of political
blatherskites, and too late they find
out that the politicians have treated
them as though they didn't have legs
enough and their ears were not of the
right shape.Aitkin Republican.
Rubbing It Into Bill.
It was rather rubbing it into Bill
Grimshaw at the Duluth convention to
leave him off the committee on resolu
tions and substitute a "pin head"
country editor in his stead. We may
be pardoned if we say that the reso
lutions sounded a little fresher than
usual and had more of the ring of
sincerity in them.Dassel Anchor.
What a Support!
"Gen." Gus. Widell of Mankato
has resigned from Gov. Johnson's
staff for the reason that he will give
his support and influence to the re
publican candidates on the state
ticket during the coming campaign,
and for that reason he is of the opin
that he does not belong to the
"official family" of the present gover
nor any longer.Brainerd Dispatch.
Grimes Would Entomb Jadam.
J. Adam Bede thinks it ridiculous
for the public to demand meat inspec
tion and pure food laws. He says
they next will appeal to congress to
cure rheumatism. Well, J. Adam, the
public should first appeal to personal
judgment and elect men, not jesters,
to congress. When a congressman
begins to tell the people of his district
what they must do it is time to fill the
grave he dug for himself, first care
fully placing him at the bottom of it.vious
Le Sueur News.
A Good Roads Question.
One of the most important subjects
with which the next legislature will
have to deal is that of road making.
Our present laws on this subject have
been proven by experience to be
inadequate. The Standard
favors liberal appropriations by the
legislature for the building of high
ways under authority of the state, to
the end that they may serve as an ex
ample of what may be done by the
judicious expenditure of money and
on public highways. A large
proportion of the work now expended
on roads is of little or no value be
cause the work is not done under the
supervision of experienced road-mak
ers. We believe that the legislature
should provide, for a permanent high
way commissio^i,,composed of an ex
perienced road-maker from each con
gressional district, such commission
to have^pojKer to expend all state
funds in building roads in various
sections of the state, where most
needed, so that those who have charge
of local road work may learn from
the work done by such commission
what are the best methods to be
pursued in road-making.Lakefield
When Is Man's Usefulness Outgrown.
At what age does a man reach the
point where he should be chloroformed
out of the business world? One's
answer will vary with his age. I had
the opinion last week of a man up
ward of sixty years, the head of a de
partment in a Chicago house. He had
had need of a man in his department
to take the place of a giddy young fel
low who was looking for lighter work
and more pay. He had asked the
chief clerk of the house to consider
application of a certain man of
fifty-five years. After the clerk had
dismissed the application with short
ceremony, he reported that the man
was too old. "We don't want any
more fossils in this house," he said.
"He's as bald as a baby." I don't
care what's on the outside of a man's
head," answered the older man. "I
my department we use the stuff on the
inside. Let me try this fossil." So
the fossil was installed. "He hasand
proved to be the best man I have,"
said my informant. "Why? For one
thing he has had nearly a half century
of business experience. This keeps
him from being flighty. It would be
hard for him to go out and get an
other job if he should lose this. He
knows that. And that helps. He has
set out to know everything he ought
to know and to make him valuable in
my department. He doesn't close up
his desk half an hour early. He never
begs a day off to attend his grand
mother's funeral. He isn't a baseball
rooter. He doesn't gossip with the
stenographer girls in business hours.
He takes his life seriously, and so he
comes as near putting in a full day's
work as any man in the house. Now
I don't mind telling you that I my
self am putting in my odd minutes
perfecting the system in my depart
ment, making myself authority on
things the boss wants to know. When
I go out of my office I want to go out
feet first with the boss wiping his eyes
and feeling like he'd never get another
good man to warm my office chair. I
may be fossilizing, but I'm hustling to
keep my joints limber."
What are some of the sure signs of
human fossilization? Here is one: A
disposition to be head-sethaving
contempt for other people's ways of
thinking and doing things. Some old
men believe that just because they are
old that all younger men are tootween
young to teach them anything and all
older men too old to do it. A man
needn't be old to get this kind of a
crust on him. Some people are born
that way. I once knew a schoolboy
who had read some of Tyndall's
philosophy before he had ciphered
over to decimal fractions. JEe wasthe
ready to combat anything promul
gated from the teacher's desk, from
the binominal theorem to the immor
tality of the soul. He was so fossil
ized at fifteen that he couldn't even
have played a good game of one-old
cat with the girls.
Another sign of a fossil is a dis
position to do something sitting down
when you know it can be done better by
getting up and going after itthe wil
lingness to use your thumb for a rule
because it is always handy and your
rule isn't. Now that may be an old
man or a young-man fault. It is
awfully common at all ages. If anyflashed
young man wants to avoid this kind
of fossilization he can do so by studi
ously ignoring his thumb while taking
measurements, or by getting up andToday
running to the dictionary several
times a day. Fossilization comes
from methods of thinking, not from
years of living. It is a national trait
in China and among some other peo
ples. The world is full of it, and it
is catching. It may get you if you"Number,
don't watch out.Sharpshooter in
Commercial West.
Mark's Midsummer Horse Sale.
Several cars of western and native
horses have been secured for this
great auction, which will be held in
Princeton on Saturday, July 7,
which bids fair to surpass all pre
Five hundred head of the best grade
of Percheron-bred draft horses, con
sisting of mares with foaJ and sucking
colts, yearlings, two-year-olds and
three-year-olds, as well as grown
stock weighing from 1,000 to 1,500alism
pounds each, broken and unbroken,
will be offered at this extraordinary
sale. I will also have 100 splendid
specimens of native horsesdraft,
drivers and sadlers.
Agricultural implements, wagons,
buggies, harness and miscellaneous
articles will also be disposed of at this
auction. Bring in anything y6u have
to sell and I will find a buyer. Fur
thermore, I will pay you the highest
market price for your live stock.
Emmet Mark, Auctioneer.
Holland, the greatest auctioneer in
the world, will assist in conducting
tn sale.
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The Man Who Does Things.
As time passes it becomes more evi
dent that the president is a man who
does things. In other words he is a
man of aetien, and action means i ag
gressive policies and constructive
He was placed in authority by men
who feared to oppose his aggressive
policies, and who hoped that his seem
ing impetuosity would cause him to
blunder to their advantage. They be
lieved he was too radical for the
American public. But in this they
learned that men could be radical
without being sensational, if by
radicalism is meant the attempt to
direct the policies of the government
with vigor and energy.
The winning trait of Roosevelt is
honesty, and coupled with this is his
wonderful frankness with the people,
who never are left in doubt as to
where he stands on any public ques
tion. It is this frankness which has
made him so much an idol of the
masses of the people irrespective of
He is absolutely fearless and no
man is too great to be made to feel
the power of his hand if justice de
mands it. He has fearlessly insisted
upon a rate regulation law and in
spite of the carping of men who are
not worthy to unlace his shoe latchets,
he has secured just what he wanted
what the country needed. His
work, coupled with the magnificent
support given his policies by both
houses of congress, has given the
country the most comprehensive in
vestigation of the meat business ever
He is a remarkable success largely
because he has filled a high position
differently than any other man has
ever attempted tofillit. He is bold
and aggressive, and these two char
acteristics have caused him to be
called radical. Yet he is by no
means a radical. That term implies
a political revolutionist and one
who acts hastily. Roosevelt does not.
He is possessed of a wonderfully alert
judgment, so much so that it partakes
of the appearance of intuition. But
when this characteristic is analyzed it
is found to be only the well developed
power to see the material point of an
issue and to reach it without the
meanderings of ordinary logic.
It is the same faculty which made
Lincoln the greatest expounder of
governmental principles that the
world ever knew. It is action instead
of red tape and energy instead of de
lay and expediency. It is construc
tive statesmanship rather than politi
cal dallying. He is the leader rather
than the led.
Open to reason and advice at all
times he is able to immediately sift the
wheat from the chaff and to read be
the lines for any attempt to
thwart his purpose.
This country has had great states
men in the past, each one seemingly
fitted for the times in which he was
called to serve his country. The
times demanded a man like Roosevelt
and he came. But he is more than
man of the times. He is making
precedents for those who come after
him wlych will have a force in the
shaping of the nation's destiny in the
years to come. There has been no
specific demand for any of the things
which he has done. Yet they are
important and have saved the trouble
of meeting them when they arise later
in our national life. The greatest of
these is the example of a president
who does not fear to do things.
Crookston Times.
Kindness By Wire.
As the light from number 349M
up, the telephone girl sighed
impatiently. Even "hello girls" are
tired sometimes, though we think of
them as part of the electric aparatus.
Central was tired, her head
ached, she had just succeeded, after
repeated calls, in getting the number
wanted by 349 M, and here they were
calling her up again! "Can't that
woman be quiet a minute?" solilo
quized Central while she reiterated
please?" trying not to
speak crossly. "Central," said a
pleasant voice, I want to thank you
for taking so much trouble to get that
last number. You are always very
kind and obliging and I do appreciate
it." The surprise was so great, so
overwhelming, that Central could
murmur confusedly, "IOyes,
ma'am." Nothing like this had ever
happened before. Suddenly her head
ache was better, suddenly the day was
brighter, suddenly, too, there came a
lump in her throat and she reached
for her handkerchief. It was so good
to be thanked.-The Congregation-
Candidate For Register of Deeds.
To the voters of Sherburne county:
In view of the fact that many of my
friends believe my services in the
office of sheriff entitles me to seek a
promotion, I have concluded to be
come the candidate of the republican
party for the office of register of deeds
at the primary election, Sept. 18th. I
also wish to say that at the election in
November I will not be found support
ing any candidate except the regular
nominees of the party.

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