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2&*&fe.&i *v*v*v* rf^^^^^Bm^f^f THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. O. DUNN. VMi*Hd Wsrtvy Thunday. TKRM8-S1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANOB. 1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. MIOIL FIRST 8T EAST OP COURTHOUSK. Q. I. STAPLES. Business Manager. The fire drill troduced into country. THOS. H. PROWSB Editor. system should be in every school in the President Roosevelt is obviously of opinion that the old smooth-bore Cannon on the speaker's platform ought to be fired. There are a thousand or more moose running around the streets of Minneapolis.Anoka Union. Bipeds or quadrupeds, Pease? Or are they wolves in sheep's clothing? John Lind has been elected presi dent of the state university board of regents. The board could have made no better selection, for Mr. Lind is a brainy and highly capable man. At the head of its editoral columns the Akeley Tribune flies the names of William H. Taft for president and J. F. Jacobson for governor. Editor Scheers is not afraid to make his pref erences known. Mr. Bryan declares that the Roose velt platform is based upon demo cratic principles. Is that the reason why so many democrats voted for Theodore? And, by the way, didn't you cast your ballot for him, William? W M. James of the old reliable Breckenridge Telegram will make an excellent president of the Minnesota Editorial association. Mr. James is one of those quiet unostentatious gentlemen whom everybody admires. If the newspapers which are de nouncing the new postal regulations were to study the matter more closely they would surely change their opin ions. Legitimate publications have everything to gain by the new rules. Doc. Wiley, chief chemist of the government agricultural department, says that whisky is good for cleaning and disinfecting the alimentary canal. Had he substituted "sewer" instead of alimentary canal we would have believed him. When you prune your trees this spring cut off the branches close to the trunk.Fairmont Sentinel. Even a member of the "Kitchen Cab inet" ought to know better than to advise the trimming of trees in the spring. The proper time to trim trees is in the fall of the year. Now that the Aldrich bill has passed through the hands of the tinkers it retains but a small per centage of its originality, but it is a safe guess that the measure will pass both houses, for Mr. Cannon has ex pressed himself in favor of the mea sure as tinkered. A campaign of publicity to coun teract the effect of the present prohi bition wave has been decided upon by the United States Brewers' associa tion. It shouldn't surprise anyone to see those beer men start a new po litical party. They have the neces sary barrelsboth kindsin great sufficiency. It would be a good thing for the world at large if the anarchists in this country were started toward Europe in vessels containing a quantity of their own medicinebombs in the coal bunkers timed to go off in midocean provided of course that the vessels be also officered by villains of the same stripe. Editor Henke of the Dassel Anchor tells a brother editor that he need not worry over the alleged Jacobson Young alliance to dictate the guber natorial nominee because, "Young is not in a positon to 'dictate' anything and when the showdown comes it will be found that circumstances will have eliminated him entirely from the race for governor." 4 Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota democrats were told that they owed Governor Johnson their endorsement for the presidency because he had turned the state over to democracy. His republican supporters may well wonder where their share of the glory comes in, or possibly they are content to sit away back In the twilight of the reflected glory oi their handiwork. A state like an individual should pay its just obligations, The state of Minnesota is heavily indebted, to J. Jacobson and the governorship would be "only partial compensation for the invaluable services he has rendered it on numerous occasions. "Is it a deep laid scheme to down both Young and Jacobson?" queries Charley Whitney in his Marshall News-Messenger, and then he quotes "the musings of one of the best posted and long sighted politicans in the state. That politician has wheels in his head and they are badly out of gear. Unlike most lawyers Editor Bell of the Roseau Times does not believe in using a surplusage of words to ex press his ideas. He informs the Times readers that, "the convention to nom inate J. F. Jacobson for governor and the balance of the republican state ticket will be held at St. Paul July 1." Our good friend Olson of the Anoka Free Press persists in booming Hon. C. J. Swanson for the republican nomination for governor, forgetful of the fact that no member of the legis lature is eligible to any elective or appointive position, save that of postmaster, during the time for which he was elected. The greatest objection the people of this part of the state have to J. F. Jacobson is his backing. It is so in congruous.Appleton Press. Then there are minor objections on the part of Mr. Young and his friends? It matters not. The people will over rule all objections and objectors at the convention July 1 and at the polls next November. Minnesota republicans are well sup plied with candidates for governor, but very few of them have offered a platform to the people. A little light would be a good thing.Le Sueur News. One of them, J. F. Jacobson, has a legislative record that is worth a dozen platforms. The people of the state know what Jacobson stands 'for a square deal for every individual and every interest. President Roosevelt is prepared to do things to congress if the postal savings bank bill, the employers' liability bill, the amendment to the Sherman anti-trust law, the child labor bill, and the bill for the control of security issues by interstate corpo rations are not passed. In such an event he threatens to put the case squarely before the people and expose those responsible for the defeat of the measures. More power to you, Theo dore. A sentence which perhaps has no precedent was passed by a New York magistrate upon two boys convicted of stealing from a freight car. The penalty imposed was that they pay a fine of ten dollars each and attend Sunday school for one year. There is lots of good sound sense in this sentence. The boys were young and the magistrate, believing that the Sunday school would prove more beneficial than the reformatory, passed sentence accordingly. Anything but harmony prevailed at the meeting of the democratic state central committee in St. Paul last week. The Bryan men were evidently in greater force than was anticipated and they entered a strong protest against the passage of resolutions indoi sing Governor John as a nom inee for the presidency. Such reso lution was however dragged through and the Bryan men on the committee gave notice that they would carry the fight into every precinct of Minnesota. In making application for American citizenship papers isn't Madame Shumann-Heink, the celebrated' con tralto, running great risk of losing her popularity? She is probably not aware that in this country the Ameri* can virtuosoeven though he or she possesses greater talent than the foreigneris relegated to a second place. This should not be so, but it is, and the snobocracy is responsible for the existence of such conditions. Much rather would these snobs pay ten dollars to hear that imported monkey Caruso sing an Italian song which they cannot understand than fifty cents to listen to a 'talented American vocalist. THE PBINCBTON TOfON: THTOSDAY, kXBCH 12, 1008. The oblivionized Mr. Vansant is apparently making attempt to resur rect himself by strutting over the state of Iowa relating the story of the late Jim Bludsoe and having himself interviewed by the newspaper re porters. The "oblivionized" is seem ingly trying to make it appear that he was personally acquainted with Jim. If he knew Jim Bludsoe then we went to Sunday school with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. George T. Simpson has announced his candidacy for attorney general. Mr. Simpson has been first assistant attorney general since 1905, and prior to that time has served as city attor ney of Winona and as county attor ney of Winona county. He is an exceedingly bright young man and ranks high in his 'profession. He is amply qualified to perform the duties of the important position to which he aspires. If genuine worth counts he will receive the republican nomination. Fifty-two Britons who reside in Minneapolis have organized an Eng lish club where real roast beef and "figgy duff" like mother used to make may be obtained. Game roasted on a revolving jack in front of an open fire will also be supplied, as well as long clay pipes, the genuine thing in "B. and S. and other stuff decidedly English you know. This is only interesting as showing that there are at least fifty-two persons in Min neapolis who are not of Scandinavian nationality. Not many months ago dispatches purporting to come from the govern ment immigration bureau were pub lished in the papers setting forth that Emma Goldman, queen of the anar chists, who was then in Europe, would not be permitted to land in this country should she make the attempt. As there is a federal law which pro vides for the deportation of anarchists why was this female terrorist allowed to set foot on shore? She is here all right and is traveling about the country preaching incendiary doc trine. Recently in a Ramsey county court S. A. Phillips was found guilty of embezzling funds in connection with the sale of stock for an ele^ric air line railway, and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in the peni tentiary. The preachers, bankers and editors who induced gullible individ uals to invest their money in these fake "electric air lines" are no better than Phililps. The Union has re peatedly warned its readers to beware of these paper electric roads whose stock issues are only limited by the capacity of the printing presses. When Andrew Carnegie was a poor, struggling boy in western Pennsyl vania he was assisted by David Brooks, a wealthy banker of Balti more. Mr. Carnegie never forgot this kindness and has just had an op portunity to reciprocate by present ing a daughter of Mr. Brooks with 625,000. The beneficiary is the wife of Henry S. Snow, a defaulter and fugi tive from justice, who 1*U Mrs. Snow and a family of three children penni less. One cannot but admire a man who performs such noble act as this who came to the aid of a lady whom he did not even know merely because her father rendered him some small assistance when a boy. Congressman Cary of Wisconsin is quoted as saying in a letter sent to a number of his constituents that "if the people of this country knew what some of their representatives in con gress were doing they would march down here ten million strong and hang every one of us. In every corner about the capitol can be seen a congressman and a corporation lawyer in whispered conversation. Every night a corporation agent gives a dinner or a dance for some con gressman whose support he fs seeking. They have a thousand ways to block us in out efforts to do anything for the people." Looks like a case of "open confession is good for the soul, "but Mr. Cary will, if his con stituents continue to elect him to con gress, in due course of time fall into line and tell no more stories out of school. If we remember rightly it was Pope who, speaking of vice, said: We Jrst endure, then pity, then em brace." WHAT HE Dm SAY: Several editors, professedly friendly to the candidacy of J. F. Ja cobson for the republican guberna torial nomination, seem to labor under the impression that Bob Dunn was guilty of using intemperate language at the Roosevelt club har mony meeting in St. Paul several weeks ago. For the benefit of those timorous editors who get their infor mation second-handed we quote Dunn's remarks with reference to Mr. Jacobson in their entirety: "No man's ambitions should stand in the way of party success. I am not a candidate for the republican nomina tion for governor, and I will not be come a candidate, at least not as long as a gentleman whose name I will pres ently mention is in the field. "The conditions which confront the republican party of this state today are similar to those that existed in 1900. Then the chief executive was a democrat, and Minnesota never had an abler governor than John Lind. At that time I believed the only chance of success for the republicans was to nominate a candidate by ac clamation and give him a united sup port at the polls. A candidate was nominated by acclamation and re ceived the united support of the party at the polls, and yet he only squeezed through by the beggarly plurality of 2,274 votes. "The present governor is a demo crat and fully as popular as John Lind. Let the announced and would be candidates do as I have done pocket their ambitions (they are young yet) and give the candidate I will name before I sit down a clear field "and all of the combined corpor ate interests of the state together with the cohorts of democracy cannot de feat him. "The candidate I refer to is the man who has made an imperishable record for himself in our legislative halls, whose untiring efforts as a legislator have been worth millions of dollars to the state the man whose record in public and private life is unassailable the man who never sulks in victory or defeat but is always found fighting in the front ranks under his party's banner the man who stands for a square deal for every interest and every individual the man in whom the plain common people Relieve the man whose name is a household word throughout the length and breadth of Minnesota the man who will not shrink from a contest with any oppon ent who may be pitted against him the man who ought to have been nominated two years ago the man who if nominated will sweep the state by 50,000 majority the man who will do his duty though the heavens snould fallrugged, manly, loyal J. F. Jacobson of Lac qui Parle county." We fail to discover anything untrue or intemperate in the above quoted remarks. Anyhow, Bob Dunn has no excuse or apology to offer for what he said. Chicago has organized an "anarchy bureau" consisting of the police de partment, the federal immigration officers and others for the purpose of ridding the city of terrorists. The deportation of alien reds under the federal statutes is considered by the bureau to be the most logical way of ousting them and will in all proba bility be put into practice. Every city in the country should adopt similar measures to those inaugurated by Chicago, and there should be no let up in the pursuit of the anarchists until every one of them who is not a citizen of this country has been measured up by the Bertillon system and deported to the country from whence he came. Terrorists who, in consequence of being American citizens, cannot be deported, should be kept under strict police surveillance and no opportunity overlooked to cast them into jail whensoever they violate or are suspected of violating the laws of the United States. In reply to the Atwater Republican Press, which accuses the publisher of the i on of attempting to dictate the nominee for governor, the Dassel Anchor truly remarks: "The above is simply foolish. Bob Dunn does not want to be 'boss' or 'dictator.* He is just a plain republican who is anxious to see his party once more at the helm of the ship of state. If Bob had named Young instead of Jacob son the Atwater Republican-Press and others would have let out a ter rific yell of approval. But Dunn knows, and it is rapidly growing ap parent to everyone, that Young could not be elected if he were nominated. And we want a man that can win. That man is Jacobson without a doubt." r& j*i|r*p* ^3 The catastrophe at the Collinwood school, where innocent children were caught like rats in a trap and either burned or crushed to death, has thrilled the country with horror. And there is no question that human negligence was responsible for this dire disaster which enshrouded almost every home at Collinwood in gloom. Had the school house been properly constructed the children would in all probability have reached the street in safety. But the structure was a veritable death trap. It had but two exits and the doors opened inward, so that in the case of a jam, as in this instance, it was a matter of impossi bility to open these doors. Then, again, to make matters worse, one of the doors was kept locked and the hallways pf the building were very narrow. The law of Ohio provides a penalty of 8500 fine for officers in charge of public buildings who per mit the use of doors which swing in ward, but it appears that the Collin wood school had never been inspected by the state authorities since it was built in 1901. Whosoever so neglected their duties as to make them respon sible for the death of these little chil dren are virtually guilty of man slaughter and should be dealt with accordingly. Albert L. Cole is dead. His death no doubt was hastened by the worry and disappointment of the campaign of 1906. He was a plain, unassuming, affable and able man. In his private life, in his business pursuits, in his public career he proved himself high minded and pure-minded. He was especially loyal to northern Min nesota. Had he been successful in his campaign for the governorship in 1906 he would have made a worthy chief executive. But fate willed it otherwise. He has gone now beyond the reach of praise or censure. A state-wide sympathy is felt for his bereaved wife and daughter and his devoted brother. 10PINIONS OF EDITORS: Will be Nominated, Then Defeated. Anyway, if Bryan is defeated next fall, he won't have to hire a pilot to take him up Salt creek.Walker Pilot. fr $- An Eloquent Silence. Governor Johnson isn't saying anything, but his silence is regarded as eloquent.Mary McFadden in Du luth News-Tribune. 4 Solid for Jacobson. Jacobson sentiment is spreading. The western half of this county is solid for the man from Lac qui Parle. Lake Wilson Pilot. 4 i A Hot-Air Railroad. The good people of Owatonna seem to have reached the conclusion that the Dan Patch Air line is a hot-air line for sure.Austin Herald. Gaining No Strength. Ed. Young, candidate for governor, is apparently not gaining very much political strength if one is to judge from the weekly exchanges.Eveleth Star. Carl Eastwood Sees Aright. It looks now as if Honest Old Jake Jacobson would make a clean sweep of the state, and that he will be the only candidate before the convention. Heron Lake News fr And Do It First If Bob Dunn really wants harmony he should do unto others as he would that others should do unto him, and that has always been good old Bob's motto.Ortonville Herald Star, i* 5 4* A Slippery Proposition. Some up country paper has at tempted to start a boom for Mr. Savage, the stock food man, for gov ernor. Savage thinks he has sold bran and slippery-elm enough to slide in.Heron Lake News. In Politics 'TIs Different. "It isn't what you used to beit's what you are today," is a pretty bit of sentiment, but when it comes to politics it is null and void. When a man runs for office, they go after his history clear back to the time he got his first pair of pants.Hawley Herald. $. Should Back Up the Teachers. School boards are morally bound to back up their teachers against muti nous pupils. The action of the St. Cloud board in standing with the su perintendent and making the high school pupils toe the mark cannot be too highly commended. As to the merits of the controversy between the principal and the superintendent we know nothing but that certainly is a "P(P Sentiment of the People With Him !Wg*g matter for the board, not the pupils to settle.Sauk Rapids Sentinel Free Press. A Killing frost. Governor Johnson did not make as good a clean-up as Secretary Taft in this state. Twenty-three obstinate Bryan men in the committee of a favor ite son state when the son named the committee himself is a rather cruel blow to budding hopes.Duluth News-Tribune. Some would have us believe that the contest for the republican nomina tion for governor has narrowed down to Jacobson and Young. This may be so, but it is a long time yet before the conflict really warms up. But it really looks that up to now "Jake has the sentiment of the people with him.Mankato Journal. Not to be Scared. Occasionally it is remarked that the republican national convention will be "stampeded." In that case it will be the first that lost its head and acted on excitable impulse. Republican national conventions heretofore have either known exactly what they wanted when they met, or else took plenty of time to do some hard thinking. Brainerd Tribune. Surpasseth All Understanding. Just why a man who can be consid ered as having reached presidential dimensions should break his neck to get merely a perfunctory complimen tary vote from his own state in a na tional convention is beyond the un derstanding of modest sanity. It is paying the high price of self-respect for a mighty cheap monument.Du luth News-Tribune. Practically Unanimous for Jacobson. Hon. J. F. Jacobson is winning flattering encomiums from the press. Of all the exchanges that come to our table only three have failed to openly espouse his candidacy. The farmers all over the state are enthusiastic in his support. They seem to be in spired with a confidence in his abil ity and integrity that springs spon taneous in his praise whenever they open their lips for political speech. Jacobson's popularity is a paralyzer to the republican cohorts in the John son camp.Rush City Post. Horse Kicks Cutter to Pieces. On Monday afternoon at about 4:30 Ernest Moeger's horse cut up a series of fancy capers on Main street and as a result the cutter to which the animal was attached received considerable damage. Ernest had just entered the cutter when the horse threw up its heels and commenced shattering everything within reach. Without any waste of time Mr. Moeger jumped from the vehicle and succeeded in getting hold of the horse by the bridle and sticking to it. The horse, how ever, dragged him around in a circle seven or eight times and gave him a thorough shaking up. A circus horse could scarcely have put up a more amusing performance. Mr. Moeger escaped injury. DEAS OLD IRELAND. BI* TIMOTHY DANIEL SULLIVAN Deep in Canadian woods we ve met. From one bright island flown, Great is the land we tread, but yet Our hearts are with our own And ere we leave this shanty smaH, While fades the autumn day We'll toast old Ireland' Dear old Ireland' Ireland, boys, hurrah' We ve heard her faults a hundred times. The new ones and the old, In songs and sermons, ranns and rhymes, Enlarged some fifty-fold But take them all, the great and small, And this we've gotto say Here's dear old Ireland Good old Ireland' Ireland, boys, hurrah' We know that brave and good men tried To snap her rusty chain That patriots suffered, martyrs died And all, 'tis sad, in vain But no, boys, no' a glance will show How far they've won their way Here's good old Ireland' Brave old Ireland' Ireland, boys, hurrah' We've seen the wedding and the wake, The patron and the fair, And lithe young frames at the dear old games In the kindly Irish air, And the loud' hurroo" we have heard it too, And the thundering "Clear the way!" Here's gay old Ireland' Dear old Ireland' Ireland, boys, hurrah' And well we know in the cool gray eves When the hard day's work is o'er, How soft and sweet are the words that greet The friends who meet once more. With '-Mary machreel" "My Pat' 'tis he'" And "My own heart night and day*" Ah! fond old Ireland' Dear old Ireland1. Ireland, boys, hurrah' And happy and bright are the groups that pass From their peaceful homes, for miles O'er fields and roads and hills, to mass. When Sunday-morning smiles, And deep the zeal their true hearts teel When low they kneel and pray. Oh, dear old Ireland' Blest old Ireland' Ireland, boys, hurrah' But deep in Canadian woods we've met, And we never may see again The dear old isle where oar hearts are set And our first fond hopes remain' But come, fill up another cup, And with every sup we'll say, Here's dear old Ireland' Loved old Ireland! Ireland, boys, hurrah!