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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN. Published Every Thursday. TsTRMSS1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. Si.25 IF N OT PAID IN ADVANCE. OPPIOEi FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURTHOUSE. 0 I. STAPLES, Business Manager. So-called "'independent'" papers are fast lining up for Johnson. The reason is clearly apparent. Candidate Cole's greatest obstacle will be the barrel of the corporations. Can he but surmount this he is elected. L. A. Rosing is a machine politi cian ol the rankest type, and he who asserts to the contrary does not know the man. To Roosevelt the words of Theo bald, "None but himself can be his parallel," seem to be pertinently ap plicable. Whose fault is it that Mille Lacs county will be unrepresented in the next legislature? 'Tis the fault of the voters of Mille Lacs county. The fact that Mr. Eustis came in second does not necessarily imply that he is secondary to the successful candidate in qualifications. Mr. Bryan's daughter has written a play. Let us hope that it will prove a greater success than the platform written by her distinguished father. Prophet Voliva won out over Prophet Elijah in the Zion City over seer election. It is now in order for Prophet Elijah to take to his chariot of fire. The Deer River News says that 'packing water on both shoulders makes a slippery trail." It does and no man will realize this more fully than Governor John. It is strikingly peculiar that a man who labors sixteen hours a day should advocate an eight-hour period of work for the average citizen. But this is exactly what President Roosevelt does. Secretary Taft is now in Cuba en deavoring to crush the revolution. If Mr. Taft can but get the revolution in a position where he can sit on it he is pretty sure of accomplishing his end. One of the staunchest of Minneapolis republicans writes: ''BobCole is not, judging from mutterings I hear on the streets, doing himself much good by trotting around with Van Sant." Another bear was shot in Duluth last week. The animal was probably scared from its haunts in the jungle by the noise of the candidates who are spellbinding among the lumber camps. Why should the democratic cam paign managers worry whether the dollar contribution comes forth abundantly or not so long as the barrels of the corporations continue to roll in? An analyst has discovered that a large percentage of alcohol exists in buckwheat. This probably accounts for the crimson blossoms which spring for th from a man's epidermis after a diet of buckwheat cakes. The School Journal charges State Superintendent Olson and his assist ant with giving more time to politics than to the enhancement of educa tional matters. To deny the Jour nal's charge would be to prevaricate. Young ladies of Oshkosh, having discovered that under the revised football rules those who are picked up while participating in the play will be "let down easy," have made applica tion for admission into the local team. Minneapolis "Town Topics" is anxious to see the "dirt fly at Pan- ama." It is possible that the "Topics" is desirious of entering in to competition with the ditch diggers in a mud-slinging contest. In that event we back "Topics." Tough on the SeventhThe Augs burg seminary, after careful scrutiny of the field, decided that the mission ary whom it had intended to send to China should instead be assigned to the Seventh congressional district, as his labors there were much more nec essary. -zsrsr&fvcnzji THOS. H. PROWSB, Editor. Bob Dunn says that Millar will carry nine of the eleven counties in the district against Bede.Duluth Tribune. It's dollars to doughnuts that Bob Dunn never said any such thing. Bemidji Sentinel. The Sentinel would win the bet. The Minneapolis "Town Topics" says that the republicans of Minne apolis are on a "normal basis again," and yet between every two of its lines touching upon the guber natorial fight a covert support of Johnson is discernible. Russian newspapers are engaged in a controversy as to whether General Trepoff was poisoned or died a natural death. So long as the ty rannical rascal is dead the Russian peasant cares not by what means his end was brought about. In Chicago a society for the protec tion of dogs has been organized. In Princeton, where mangy mongrels of unknown ancestry roam the streets at night and fill the atmosphere with hideous howls, a chloroform society would be more in order. An edict has been issued in China ordering the abolition of the use of opium and the discontinuance of the cultivation of the poppy, the plant from which the drug is extracted, within a decade. The United States should take cognizance of the first part of the decree by passing a law of like import. Cardinal Gibbons has resigned as a member of the international policy holders' committee of the New York Life and Mutual Life insurance com panies. We presume that the rotten ness of the disclosures was ~tqo much for the divine. A more fitting person age for the work would have been "Cardinal" O'Connor. Clifford Jermane of the government census bureau is authority for thepress, statement that during the past 21 years, according to the population, five per cent more divorces were granted in Minneapolis than in Chi cago, and""T he latter is generally supposed to be the most wicked city in the world. C. S. Hulbert, candidate for city treasurer of Minneapolis, carried his home precinct in the recent primary election by 150 majority. His op ponent, the notorious Samuel T. Johnson, lost his home precinct. In fact Johnson has never carried his home precinct and he has been a can didate for office on several occasions. His neighbors know him too well. Among the many marvelous feats in surgery which are now being accom plished are those performed by Pro fessor Garre of Breslau. Dr. Garre has not only succeeded in successfully transplanting the blood vessels of human beings from one body to another, but has transposed the kid neys of animals with equally good results, the organs in every case per fectly performing their functions. So great has been the advance in surgery that but few internal ailments now re main which are impossible of approach by skilled practitioners. Mr. Charles Warner has resigned the secretaryship of the republican state committee. The reasonthe real reasonfor his resignation is. not given in the daily papers. But, knowing Mr. Warner as we do, we un hesitatingly assert that he never would retire from the firing line when a battle was raging unless the provo cation was exceedingly great. We are extremely sorry that Mr. Warner has felt called upon to resign, for he was the only active member of the commit tee who represented the loyal repub licans of two years ago. Bob La Follette, "the wild horse of the west," is kicking up large quanti ties of d-ust in the charge that many of the members of the United States senate are corrupt and should be retired to private life.. The senators are up in arms against La Follette and are discussing the best method of dealing with himthey insist upon the application, of drastic measures. Whether or not La Follette's allega tions were actuated by the contempt in which he has been held by his sen ate colleagues is immaterial. The truth of his charges can scarcely be disproved. Charles F. Hughes of insurance in vestigation fame has been nominated by the republicans for governor of New York. The indications are that W. R. Hearst will be Mr. Hughes' dem ocratic opponent. Disheartened at the small confidence reposed in him by the people,as shown in his tail-end vote for congress, Little Willie Washburn is expected to return to foreign lands and resume his occupation of penny-a-liner for Minneapolis "Town Topics." Alas, poor Willie! "Food Facts," a brochure pub lished by the "pure food "commission, is being scattered promiscuously throughout Minnesota. Ostensibly the booklet is a guide to the selection of edibles, but in reality the reason for its issue is a political one. The state treasury of course foots the bill. I challenge any one to point to any pledge made by the republican party which has not been fulfilled.S. R. Van Sant in his speech introducing Hon. A. L. Cole to the Roosevelt club. In that respect the republican party is unlike Mr. Van Sant, for he was never known to keep faith with one. L. B. Elwood, the Minneapolis mem ber of the state board of equalization, has succeeded in having the reaj es tat valuation of that city reduced five per cent below what it was returned by the county board. Emboldened by his success Mr. Elwood announces his intention of asking for a ten per cent reduction on goods and merchan dise in that city. In this connection we would respectfully suggest to State Auditor Iverson that he furnish the newspapers of the state the proceed ings of the state board of equalization as soon as possible after the board has finished its labors. If there ever was a doubt of Sen ator Knute Nelson succeeding himself in the United States senate the result of the primary election has dispelled that doubt. Out of 175 republican candidates who were successful at the primaries 165 have been nominated who are in favor of Senator Nelson's re-election, and it is safe to assume that 150 of those 165 will be successful at the polls. The plotting and scheming of the little gang of mer cenaries to defeat the twice expressed wish of the republican party of the state has come to naught, and the gallant "little Norwegian" will have virtually no opposition. Hon. A. L. Cole, the republican candidate for governor, addressed the St. Paul Roosevelt club on Mon day evening and delivered a good talk on "state development." But here is something from the Pioneer Press in connection with the meeting that will disgust thousands df republi cans throughout the state: Former Governor S. R. Van Sant was introduced by F. G. Leslie, presi dent of the club. Mr. Van Santfrom spoke briefly in introducing Mr. Cole. Why was it necessary to have that mass of obeseness and hypocrisy in troduce Mr. Cole? Why could ,not President Leslie have introduced Mr. Cole directly to the members of thethose club? Mr. Cole has a vivid imagi nation if he imagines that he can ride into the governor's office on thestituted. shoulders of a man so thoroughly dis credited by the republicans of theadvantageously state as Samuel R. Van Sant. ^wmmmmmm i i 1 in 1 urn THE PRINCETON TJNlb^T: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1906. *m*' any Over in England, where they have government ownership of railroads freight rates are said to be about fifty per cent higher than in the United States. Passenger rates are also, much higher.Winnebago City Press News. The English government does not own the railroads but the freight rate is somewhat higher than in this coun try. The government, however, owns the postal telegraph system. Great was the rejoicing in the na tional order of yeggmen when it be came known to its members that "Re- former" Jones had been renominated. Taking as our authority the daily we find that never in the history of Minneapolis had that city afforded so safe a rendezvous to sandbaggers, cutthroats, porchclimbers and jimmy manipulators as under the adminis tration of the "reformer." Thus the cause of the yeggmen's rejoicing is obvious. CANDIDATES REPUBLICAN. Judge, 7th Judicial District Myron D, Taylor Member of Congress, 8th District J. Adam Bede E. L. Millar State Senator, 45th District John Goss C. J. Swanson Representatives, 45th District Charles A. Dickey Andrew Davis Thomas H. Horton Emmet Mark Eric Tornberg Frank White County Auditor E.E.Whitney County Treasurer K. H. Burrell Eegister of Deeds- John A. Erstad Frank Goulding Sheriff- Harry Shockley Judge of Probate B. M. VanAlstem County Attorney- Joseph A, Ross County Surveyor- Richard S. Chapman Superintendent of Schools Guy Ewing County Commissioner, 2nd District Ole H. Uglem County Commissioner, 4th District C. Erick Erickson PUBLIC OWNERSHIP. Member of Congress. 8th District Geo. F. Peterson Ohio's attorney general is prepar ing to bring action for the purpose of averting a consolidation^ of two paral lel and competing lines in that state. A letter from the attorney general to one Samuel Vanrant of Minnesota might elicit much valuable informa tion upon the subject of mergers and save to the state of Ohio, perhaps, as much money as Vanrant squandered in useless litigation with the Northern Securities company. It would not be surprising to hear that the Sage home were haunted that the shades of old Russ were glid ing about at night instilling terror into its occupants for Mrs. Sage has agreed, in order to avert a contest of the miser's will, to double the legacy of every heir mentioned thereon. Old Russ, wherever he may be, can surely stand for no such extravagance with out, if possible, entering in some shape or other, a protest. From the fact that Governor John's opening campaign address consisted solely of an extended form of the po litical speech delivered by him upon a score of previous occasions, the harangue was particularly monoto nous and tiring. But it was not the fault of Governor John that this much reiterated and much rehearsed address was redelivered at Red Wing. Many a time had he clamored to the O'Day who writes his epistlesfor some thing new, but that gentleman insisted that the stereotyped form was good enough. The O'Connor acquiesced and Governor John was consequently sent forth to do the bidding of his superior officers. The new naturalization law goes into effect tomorrow, September 28, and among its provisions are that every foreign applicant for legal adoption shall be able to read and write the English language, that no tices of every application shall be posted up in a public place for three months before the first papers are taken out, and that a year shall expire between the granting of thefirstand the second or full citizenship papers. The provisions of the new law will not only bar all illiterates from be coming citizens with right to vote, but will also offer a strong .induce ment to foreigners to study the Eng lish language after their arrival here. A movement has been started in Chicago which is calculated to ultimately result in the establishment of an adequate system for protecting Chicago's army of school children tuberculosis. Among other things dispensaries will be provided in the schools where consumptive pupils may be treated children suffering from tuberculosis in a con tagious form will be separated from who have the disease in a non contagious form, and a regular system of medical inspection will be in No reason seems to prevail why such method should not result in at least checking the spread of the malady. m+ m* f*^*^*m*0*^ OFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS OF MILLE LACS COUNTY, Primary Election, September 18, 1906. 81 a 5T9 597 707 441 33 10 10 65 28 Total Number of Votes Cast: Males. 1,032 Females, 2. TRE OFFICIAL VOTE. Annexed hereto is the official vote of the 45th legislative district for re publican candidates at the recent pri mary election. Mr. C. J. Swanson's majority over Mr. John Goss for sen ator was 758. of which Isanti county alone contributed 663. Mille Lacs gave Mr. Goss a majority of 178 on a light votehad the usual vote been polled his majority would have been close to 500. Mr. Swanson also had majorities in Anoka and Sherburne. For the house Mr. Davis of Elk River ledhe had a total of 2,714 votes. Mr. White, also of Elk River, came next with 2,448 votes. Mr. Horton of Isanti polled 88 votes more than Mr. Mark of Mille Lacs, hence the winners are Davis, White and Horton. 31 124 13 50 a 75 to O ,Q eS O Mille Lacs.. Sherburne. Anoka a O 02 401 627 950 463 456 341 278 332 843 837 702 354 529 608 845 422 591 896 339 EH 235 254 420 918 1104 Totals. 2324 3082 343 563 835 707 1538 2714 2336 2248 1827 2448 Mr. A. Wilkes of Milaca is out with a petition for signatures to enable him to file as an independent candi date for the legislature from this dis trict. Mr. Wilkes is up against a hard proposition. In the first place he must secure the names of 500 voters of the district who have not voted at the primary election, and each of those voters must make affidavit that he knows what he is signing. In the second place Mr. Wilkes could not center his fight on one candidate. Whatever strength he might develop would be drawn from three candidates and his chances of winning would be one in three. In the third place each of the three candidates were fairly nominated and a large majority of the republicans of Mille Lacs county ac quiesce in the result. When Mr. Leavitt tried to drag politics out of the state board of con trol Rosing insisted that he was dragging politics into it. Rosing's notion of dragging in politics is not exclusively enjoyed by him. HiPrinciples fellows who form the normal school board also share it. They grant leave of absence for three months to Mr. Magnusson, of the St. Cloud nor mal staff, in order that he may take the democratic nomination for secre tary of state and make a canvass of the state, hardly expecting to win,approve but to help the governor to win. The leave of absence was, we are told, thinly disguised under a leave of abbecause sence.St. Paul Dispatch. The resident director of the St. Cloud normal school, Alvah East man, is one of Gov. Johnson's ap pointees. Under the nefarious old board system the wishes of the resi dent director of an institution governedall the other members of the board readily deferred to him. The old board system obtains as farpeople as the normal schools are concerned, and Eastman is simply a cog in one of Gov. Johnson's wheels. Naturally enough Eastman approves of and de fends Rosing's attempt to convert the board of control into a political machine. ^T^jfW.r^i^^f^.l^f, -Mtys-jf 10 OPINIONS OF EDITORS: Like a .Stroke of Lightning. The bank examiner is a good deal like a stroke of lightning. The worst has already happened when we hear the report.New Prague Times. "Mike" Would Win In GracevUle. It has been said that "Ole" is a pretty hard name to run up against in politics. That may be true. But what's the matter with "Mike?"Min- neota Mascot. The People's Demand. A square deal between the railways and the people and honesty all down the line is what the people demand and what they intend to have.Kan sas City Times. $- $- Col. Neff's View. A party organ should stand by the party which it represents. An in dependent newspaper should admit all into its columns who are willing to pay the price.Lake Crystal Union. $- A Shot at the Traitors. There is the same reason this year for republican support of Johnson for governor that there was last year. To our way of thinking there was none then and none now.Le Sueur News. $- Bjornson Jocularly Disagrees. The Princeton Union mentions the name of Dr. Magnusson, democratic nominee for secretary of state, and says that past experience has taught it not to bet against men whose names end thusly. We believe the brother can safely make an exception in this case for Magnusson certainly stands a Schmahl chance of winning.Min neota Mascot. j* $# j A Vote-Killing Arrangement. The toughest thing that the state central committee must atone for is the authoritative announcement that Van Sant will stump the state for Cole. It is hard enough to carry Van Sant himself, but it is worse to have him talk. He is arranging a route from Blackduck north to Koochiching. No reporters will be allowed along. He will possibly show up in time to vote. If not, it will make no difference.St. Paul Review. r' 0 J' Antagonistic to Public Good. In political campaigns men repre sent certain principles. Sometimes the principles are bad and sometimes they are good. We do not censure Governor Johnson when we say the principles he represents are not those of which the majority of the people as most advantageous to the public welfare. It seems to be the theory of the democratic party that, Mr. Johnson has made a pleasant governor and can make a popular speech, that that should en title him to the people's support. But what principle does Governor John son represent which really appeals to the people? During his entire ad ministration the people have been obliged to submit to excessive and unjust railroad rates, but Mr. John son, although he might have done so, did nothing whatever to relieve the of their burdens. He has not brought about a single reform in any direction. He is not at that age when a mart readily changes the habits of a lifetime, and his policy of masterly inactivity of the past is more than likely to be thy policy of the future. The time is ripe for a change.Big Fork Compass.