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If, "'pwfe^^^^'^'A^1 ^l^pijl THE PRINCETON UNION BY R, Q. DUNN. PblUHd Evry Thurtday. TKRM8-S1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANOE. 1.25 I NOT PAID I N ADVANCE. WIOI FIRST ST EAST OF COURTHOUSE. Q. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. THOS. H. PR0W5E. Editor. Nothing will cause a brunette couple so much concern as the discovery that the hair of their first baby is red. All that is necessary for either of the presidential candidates to land the nomination is to introduce something which becomes just as popular as the Teddy bear. The Los Angeles Times tells us that Chicago was known to the aborigines as "Skunks' Nest." Then Chicago has changed only in name and not in fragrance. "Standard may be fined again" reads a scarehead in a daily. But in the face of the fact that the Standard Oil company never pays its fines what good results from the imposition? Mr. Bryant doesn't think it is pos sible to have a real widespread panic while prices are rising. The consumer would, however, rather see prices fall and take chances on the panic. Had Mrs. Taft and the other ladies who were playing bridge in Manila for money been wise they would have slipped those chips into their socks before the policeman on the beat came around. Monkeys, goats and mice, says an Associated Press item, will be raised at the Rockefeller institute. Sharks and prices of oil will of course con tinue to be raised at the Rockefeller general offices. The Germans have beaten us in bal looning and it should not surprise us to see the Swedes outdistance us in yachting, but we defy Europe, Asia and Africa to defeat us at baseball or broncho busting. A war is being waged in Washing ton against bad eggs. Washington appears to be a trifle premature in this action. It should wait until con gress convenesit would then have more material to work on. Mining stocks are cheap nowyou may obtain them almost for a song. But you are liable to dance a long time before your money is returned in dividends. We refer of course to wild cat mining stocks advertised exten sively in the dailies. Mr. Roosevelt has appointed Lieu tenant Carl Vogelesang to the com-dicting mandership of his private yacht, the Mayflower. Mr. Vogelesang's name will of course have to undergo ortho graphic simplification before he is per mitted to take charge. Call him Song bird, Ted. The conduct of government affairs in Persia do not look exactly right to Great Britain and Russia and they are thinking of taking a hand in the regulation of things at Ispahan. Con ditions never look right to these vul tures in a country which they are seeking to gobble up. Count Okuma, familiarly styled "Old Okum" by the Japs, says that the sending of our Atlantic fleet to the Pacific is not good diplomacy. The old fox cannot dissuade us from our purpose by such ruse as this and then send a fleet to steal our Philippines when we are not looking. Oh, no. Governor Hughes of New York, the saneness of whose public policy can scarcely be questioned, says: I have no more confidence in vengeful meth ods and arbitrary legislationin those political grafters who endeavor to makes selfish profit out of public wrongsthan I have in the syco phants of corporate power." The Hartford Manufacturing com pany has just paid the government $100,000 in settlement of all damage and injuries the postofflce department may have sustained by reason of the company's furnishing stamped envel opes and newspaper wrappers of an inferior grade to those called for in the contract. This seems to be a case where the publicthe purchaseris the injured party and where the gov ernment has made a clear pickup of 8100,000. Attorney Kellogg is referred to by an exchange as the man who ."bust- ed" the paper trust. In the face of the fact that print paper is advancing in price by leaps and bounds it is difficult to conceive what reason the exchange has for thus prevaricating. Mr. Fairbanks is quoted as saying that he is not a candidate "actively, tentatively or receptively" for the presidency of the United States. Then why are we receiving all those blue-penciled newspapers from dear old Indiana booming and eulogizing Mr. Fairbanks? It is unfortunate that the von Moltke scandal is being aired in the Berlin courts just at the time this country has received a bust of Marshal von Moltke, an ancestor of those involved, from the German emperor. The bust should be immediately returned as tainted statuary. Hon. C. J. Swanson, senator from the 45th district, recently returned from a visit to his native land Swedenand his employes and neighbors in Fridley accorded him a hearty welcome home. In these days of strikes and lock-outs it is refreshing to find a large employer of labor like Mr. Swanson who is beloved by all of his employes. Harold Knutson is now the sole owner and editor of the sprightly Royalton Banner. Mr. Knutson is a Sherburne county boy and he is cap able and energetic as is evidenced by the columns of the Banner. The Royalton people are fortunate in sec curing such a worthy successor to O. W. Swansonthe former publisher and founder of the Banner. De Paehman, the pianist, who play ed in Duluth last week, said that he hated "Americk," hated changes of climate and hated to play to an audience of less than twelve hundred people. He should hurry back to his own country and stay there. We can get along first rate with American pianists, among whom are those equal in skill to the disgruntled Paehman. S. A. Phillips, the Minnesota agent for the Chicago-New York Electric Air Line, is in trouble in St. Paul. He is accused of embezzling some of the funds of the company. Probably Mr. Phillips thought he had as good a right to the money contributed by suckers as any of the other officials of the road. But how is the St. Paul Minneapolis-Duluth-Superior Electric Air Line progressing? The "oldest inhabitants" are pre a severe winter. They have taken observation of the muskrat and his dwelling, the squirrel and his store, the moss on the maple and thegreat mud turtle, the beard of the barley and the populist, the bark of the oakWhen and the prairie wolf, the bite of the housefly and the flight of the duck all of which they say give unmistak able signs of a long and hard winter. These predictions are about on a par in their reliability to the twaddle pub lished in old Moore's or Hicks' alma- The president's private secretary has als.0 returned from his hunting trip and brought back a much larger quantity of game than Mr. Roosevelt. Not that game was more plentiful where Mr. Loeb hunted, but he pursu ed a gumshoe method of attack while che president and his retainers made as much noise as a brass band. There seems to be some truth in Pro fessor Long's charges that the presi dent is a nature faker. At any rate it is obvious that Mr. Roosevelt has not yet learned how to successfully stalk the southern b'ar. Here is an extract from Up-to-Date Farming which has the true ring to it: "Public officials are beginning to see that their'tenure of office depends upon their subserviency to the public. The public used to think if a man was a good fellow and able to show off* in public, that was all that was neces sary. Our public servants pranced around the country and made flowery speeches that meant nothing, and which only demonstrated their ability to conceal any meaning by a flux of words. We have some of that class yet, but they will not last out now that real men are ready to serve the people and the people are ready to back real men." A Seattle press dispatch conveys the information that bubonic plague exists to an alarming degree in the oriental district of that city and that many white residents have also been attacked. Yet the newspapers of Se attle would have you believe that it is one of the healthiest cities on earth. A place where bubonic plague germs are floating about in the atmosphere is a good place to stay away from. Merely to show that he had confi dence in the Wall street financial situ ation Mr. Rockefeller dug up from his hard-earned savings a little roll of bills amounting to $10,000,000 and de posited it with a trust company for temporary relief of the stringency. Others took courage from this ex ample and began depositing money in various amounts. By this time Mr. Rockefeller has probably drawn his money out again. Here's a little commonsense talk from W. J. Bryan: I notice that one of the officers of a bank that closed its doors attributes it to the president. That is not the reason. Don't blame the sheriff but blame the horsethief. Don't blame the officials who make and enforce the laws, but blame the criminals who make the laws neces sary. Blame the unscrupulous finan ciers who have piled up predatory wealth that has exploited a whole nation." To be consistent the republican newspapers that are urging Gov. Johnson as a suitable candidate for the presidency must support him for a third term as governor, provided he is a candidate. If Mr. Johnson is the right man for president he certainly is good enough for a third term as gov ernor of Minnesota. In the improb able event of the governor securing the democratic nomination for presi dent he ought to have the electoral vote of Minnesota. Jealousy exists among the members of the Berlin Royal opera company because five Americans have been chosen as members of the ensemble and a walkout of the German prima donna is threatened. How different in America. When foreign prima donnas come here our own virtuosos gracefully give way to them. They take a back seat, as it were, although they may be superior artists to those imported. There is no display of jealousy upon such occasions. With the large increase in railroad, insurance and other special taxes paid into the state treasury, together with the increase in the valuation of the state, the state tax levy should be decreased instead of increased. ,It is no argument to say that this is a and growing state and that the direct state tax is a mere bagatelle. property is assessed for about all it is worth and the total rate of taxation ranges between forty and forty-five mills these "mere baga telles" co'unt. Many articles were published in American magazines and newspapers during the time Cuba was a Spanish possession denouncing the Spaniards for the measures pursued by them to keep the Cubans in subjection. This country has discovered, however, since its acquirement, or rather ap propriation, of the island, that the Spaniards were of necessity com pelled to rule the Cubans with an iron hand. The natives of the island, com posed as they are of a mixture of Spaniard, negro and Indian blood, are fiery and unreliable. They have caused the United States much trouble and the end is not yet. Their hostile attitude toward this country is in creasing rather than diminishing and the Cubans are a bad lot to be reckoned with. It was only last week that an audience of the malcontents in the National theater at Havana hissed the appearance of the Stars and Stripes and made efforts to spit upon the flag. A professor of legerdemain, who remonstrated with the audience, was arrested and fined fifty dollars. It is our opinion that Spain knew better howlfco rule Cuba than America doesthat the so-called outrages per petrated by the Spanish government were necessary to keep the populace in subjection. The idea advanced of treating the Cubans kindly and leading them is all poppycock. You can't lead a Cuban. yO CAUSE FOB ALARM. The financial flurry in the east has caused a stringency in the money mar ket, and for some time past New York banks have refused to let- go of bal ances due Minnesota and the west generally and were draining the west of ready cash for the benefit of Wall street stock-jobbers and speculators. In order to protect themselves, their customers and the interests of the Northwest generally the Duluth and Twin City bankers on Monday deter mined to temporarily pay out money by clearing house certificates. This is only a temporary expedient and is to prevent the draining of Minnesota of its ready money by the big financial centers of the east. The banks in the smaller towns of the state were obliged to follow the lead of the Du luth and Twin City banks. The coun try banks have correspondents in the Twin Cities, but these correspondents refuse to honor the drafts of country banks at this time save by clearing house certificates. As long as this condition of affairs exists business will be disarranged owing to the lack of currency to do business with. Cream, wheat, oats, corn and potatoes cannot be paid for in clearing house certificates although those certificates are as good as gold. But there is no cause for alarm. The squall will soon pass over. In the meantime farmers would do well to withhold their products from market. The money stringency will cause a depression in prices as dealers in the large centers cannot get the cash to pay for products. Now is a good time to practice the principles of the American Society of Equitydon't dump the products of the farm on a congested and falling market. It is the duty of every individual who has a deposit in a bank to leave that deposit severely alone. Do not draw out a dollar of the same unless it is to supply your necessary needs. Your money is safe in the bank. Leave it there and thus enable the bank to loan money to the potato and grain dealers to pay for farmers' pro duce and keep business going. Locally, the Princeton banks are in splendid condition, and the same is true of the banks at Cambridge, Mora, Milaca and Foley. The men at the head of Princeton's three banking institu tions are reliable and conservative. The Princeton banks are absolutely safe and can easily meet all reason able demands made upon them. W. R. Hodges of the Sleepy Eye Herald pays a well-merited tribute to the state board of equalization and urges legislation that will continue the board and enlarge its powers. Next year the iron properties will pay into the state treasury $676,120 as a result of the board's action at its recent ses sion. Mr. Hodges justly compliments Thomas J. Meighen of Preston and Charles E. Vasaly of Little Falls, and of the board as a whole he says: "This board has been the only safeguard the state has had for years against tax dodgers and it should not be abolish ed at the behest of protected interests." Mr. Hodges should also bear in mind that the state board of equalization was absolutely without power to in crease the assessments of individuals or corporations until, at the instance of R. C. Dunn, chapter 134, general laws of 1897, was enacted. The provi sions of that chapter are incorporated in subdivision seven of section 863 of the revised laws of Minnesota. Prior to 1897 the state board could only in crease classes. The mail order house of Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, recently adver tised that it had reduced the price on a certain class of goods. Immediate ly thereafter many of the country pa pers published items informing their readers of such reductions and com mending Marshall Field. From the tone of these items it was safe to infer that their publication was neither so licited nor paid for by Marshall Field and, strange to say, they were printed in papers which are continually de nouncing the catalogue houses. Evi dently a case where the shrewd press agent of the mail order house secured thousands of dollars worth of gra tuitous advertising for his firm from the very papers which are fighting such institutions. In other words, the newspapers were buncoed. ""^STATE'S LICENSE TO XlLLi*** Here is an editorial from thp" col umns of the Duluth News-Tribune which an overwhelming majority ^of the people of Minnesota will unhesi tatingly endorse: The gentlemen who officially repre sent the medical profession in the state of Minnesota should ask the next leg islature for one reform, which is be coming more and more urgent and in which they will have the support of the people. It is time a distinction was legally drawn between a doctor of medicine and a surgeon. It is time a lot of am bitious self-confident and daring young medical graduates were forbid den by law to practice surgery upon an innocent public. Surgery has made tremendous ad vances in the past twenty-five years. There are probably fifty major oper ations now to one in 1880. Nearly every small city in Minnesota of *2,000 to 3,000 population has at least one private hospital, if it has not a public hospital. These with few if any exceptions, are in charge of men capable of performing with skill any operation they will un dertake. Their consciences have been trained with their hands, they know their limitations and appreciate the value of human life and their respon sibility. These small hospitals are now sotheirs numerous that they can be reached in a few hours by any patient and are all within telephone call. There is no necessity for any major operations outside of them, or by any but quali fied surgeons. But there are in this state and throughout the west, a small army of young doctors wholly untrained in surgery, with no experience, without a hospital course, who have learned all their surgery from the benches and yet are operating in major eases. They have an array of instruments, an operating chair, boundless assurance, an absence of conscience and a license from the state to be butchers of hu man beings. The physicians of this state owe it to their profession that this be stop ped, at least in Minnesota. No man is qualified to be a surgeon who has not acted as an assistant in a reputa ble public hospital for at least two years. No surgeon knows in an abdominal case what he will find. It may be a comparatively simple operation, it may be a very difficult one, it may be two where he expected but one, or it may be a wholly different organ which is affected than he had prepared to operate upon. It is amazing that men can dare to undertake such risks. But altogether too many young doctors nave their first experience in surgery after begin ning independent practice. The fees are alluring and they know no other way apparently to acquire skill than upon those who are deceived by their license given by the state. They run but little risk, for if their patient dies who can place the re sponsibility, and there is the license to do just this thing. The practice of medicine is wholly different than the practice of surgery. It should be de clared so by law. Surgery requires wholly different faculties, and their expression through the hand. Many a man can prescribe for a broken chair who cannot mend it, and many a doctor can prescribe for the stomach ache, who should not be trusted to perform an operation for appendicitis. Wisconsin's Federation of Women's clubs has decided to urge the strict enforcement of the state law which forbids the killing of wild birds for their plumage. The federation's act is worthy of praiseits members are commonsense women. Thousands of birds are annually slaughtered for no other purpose than that of furnishing ornamentation for women's head wear for the purpose of satisfying their vanity. We noticed recently a woman with a blue jay, a goldfinch and a wren perched upon her hat. She doubtless thought this combination added to her attractiveness, but in our estimation it rendered her a perfect fright. If women will persist in deco rating their upper stories with feathers they should use those of the rooster, the duck or the gobbler. Let' the pretty little wild birds live to devour the insects and sing praises unto God. A dispatch from London says that the people of Ireland are highly in dignant over the announcement that the Giant's Causeway will be shipped to New York and there placed on ex hibition. Considering that there are more Irish in this country than on the "ould sod" and that at the present rate of immigration we shall have all of them here within a year or two, no objection should be made to the re moval of the causeway. Three out of four democrats in Minnesota are for Bryan, as against rov. Johnson or anybody else, says Bob Dunn of the Princeton Union. Even if that were the case, which we bave reasons to .doubt, what would that amount to in the national cam paign? There has been a time when four out of four Minnesota democrats, with all the populists and "silver re publicans" in the state added,were for Bryan but even that proved of no consequence in the general election. Anoka Free Press. We cannot remember the time when the rock-ribbed democrats of Minne sota were all for Bryan. In 1896 the gold democrats, under the leadership of the St. Paul Globe, J. J. Hill, Dick O'Connor, Dan Lawler, and John A. Johnson, bolted Mr. Bryan. In 1900 the same wing of the democratic party in this state opposed Mr. Bryan, al though less openly. Duluth News Tribune: Why not frankly admit that the governor's strength lies as much in the republi can party as in his own and that to defeat him the 'republican candidate must poll a large democratic vote. No man can eat his cake and have it and the republicans have but little of left, but the democratic pantry is wide open. Even the governor, astute politician as he is, has found it impossible to serve two masters. He had made a valiant and interesting effort, but even he has failed and it is somewhat questionable if he would not get more votes by being a straight out republican than by still trying to be all things to all men and having no fixed political abiding place. The Holthus Feed Mill will hereafter run on Tuesdays and Fridays. All kinds of feed ground and all kinds of grain separated. Saws gummed at reasonable prices. Corn in the ear wanted. Cash paid or trade HENRY HOLTHUS R. F. D. No. 2 PRINCETON Stylish Iron Beds The above is only one of our latest shipment. Each is a winner. Come and see for yourself. Each is equip ped with the famous S. S. Malleable Rigid Rail Joint which insures a firm and rigid bed. We buy our iron beds with the same care that we would exercise if each one was to go into our own home. This insures satisfaction, and our customers stay our customers and come back year after year for the goods which "make good." Come and let us show you these beds. Caley Hardware Co. Corner of Bed Showing Rigid Rail Joint.