THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O. DUNN.
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PPIOKI FIRST ST EAST OF COURTHOUSBi
Q. I. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSB
"When a woman talks of being over
worked it is a safe bet that she has
her tongue in mind.
Tom Lawson is not booming Gover
nor Johnson to any great extent for
the presidency. Mr. Lawson has seen
a new light.
It has been decided by the supreme
court that the mortgage registry tax
law passed by the last legislature is
There is nothing that will show off a
tall, slim man to such disadvantage
as a promenade with a squatty woman
in a Merry Widow hat.
Dan Patch, M. W. Savage and Cap
tain S. P. Snider are all Hennepin
county candidates for the republican
There is trouble in the democratic
wigwam at St. Paul today. The
Bryan braves will have their innings
at the polls next November.
Medicine Hat handed out a dose to
its residents last Thursday in the
shape of 90 degrees of temperature
and the next day it gave them a frost'
As women go from one extreme to
another in headgear it would be in
order for them to replace the Merry
Widow hat with a skull cap next
That last pill which Dr. Roosevelt
administered to Grandma Congress is
evidently curing the old lady of the
sleeping sickness from which she has
so long suffered.
Tom Shevlin offers to bet $5,000 that
J. Jacobson will not be the repub
lican nominee for governor. If our
back subscribers will pay up at once
we will take that bet.
This from the Cambridge Indepen
dent-Press is true as holy writ:
"Professions g,pd promises are
cheap and their real value depends
altogether on the character of those
who make them."
President Roosevelt appears to have
succeeded whipping congress into
line, and there is every indication that
much of the legislation which he
favors and has recommended will be
passed by both houses.
If Johnson is so anxious for har
mony in the democratic party why
doesn't he suffocate the presidential
bee that is buzzing about him? Mr.
Bryan is not the interloper, neither is
he responsible for the discord.
The Standard Oil company of In
diana has begun another fight to
a\oid payment of the $29,240,000 fine
imposed upon it by Judge Landis. We
predict that old Landis will be a long
time dead before that fine is paid.
Decatur, 111., has voted out its fifty
eight saloons, but the brewing com
pany of that place has taken the
matter philosophically and will manu
facture soft drinks. Maltine, hop
tonic and barley foam, we presume.
That crackling noise, supposed to
be caused by seismic disturbances,
heard in the New England states last
week was merely the prohibition wave
which dried up everything in its
course as it swept across the territory.
Mr. Barstow, the new editor of the
Royalton Banner, is following in the
footsteps of his predecessor. He says:
"Pew will dispute Mr. Jacobson's
qualifications and none can question
his past record. He Is a friend of the
people always fighting and insisting
on a fair field and no favors."
The proper thing for ladies to wear
at this time is the "Amazing" sash,
says a fashion journal. This sash is
a Parisian creation six yards in
length and hand painted, and the
wearer gets into it by fastening one
end to the bust line while her maid
holds the other. Then milady winds
herself up in the drapery. It's
"amazing" all rightamazing what
antics some women will go through in
order to keeR up with the fashions.
J^e,w democratic, campaign'-sheets
are starting up throughout the country
and it goes without saying that they
are not advocating the cause of Mr.
Bryan. The "interests" do not love
Mr. Bryan sufficiently to start news
papers in his behalf.
Anyone who enters into a political
partnership with'Mr. Edward Thomas
Young should not neglect to have the
papers signed, sealed and delivered in
the presence of reliable witnesses.
But Mr. Heatwole has done business
with Mr. Young before. It was Joel
who made him attorney general.
Billy McEwen's paper, the Duluth
Labor World, intimates that C. W.
Post, the fellow who spends money
lavishly in advertising fad foods and
in denouncing organized labor, is
either a liar or a fool. Probably he
is a little of both with the fool part
John Murray, a London book pub
lisher, has been awarded $37,500
damages in a libel suit against the
Times, which accused him of extortion
in selling the letters of Queen Victoria
at a high pi ice. In America Murray
would have been awarded about 30
Congressman eowdrey would like to
push through a bill making newspaper
publishers responsible for the things
which advertisers say. Cowdrey has
probably bitten on one of those "air
line" propositions published in the
"reliable" dailiespropositions which
the country press would not advertise
at any price.
With the view of inducing settlers to
take up claims in Washington the gov
ernor of that state will endeavor to
secure legislation to assist such
settlers in clearing the land of stumps.
This is a good idea, for the stumps in
that country are of prodigious size
and extracting them costs many times
more than the land.
"The republican party this year
will cut some ice if it gets behind a
Hennepin county man. "Senator
J. F. Calhoun.
It is not ice that is needed, [t is
votes that are required. There are
already too many cold and clammy
unburied political corpses in Henne
pin county. Why add to their number?
In telling of the great things he has
accomplished as attorney general Mr.
Young points with pride to the suits
aggregating $300,000 that he has NOT
collected from the "thieving lumber
barons." Curious coincidence, but
$300,000 is the exact amount it is said
that was expended by the railroad cor
porations in 1899 to defeat the four
per cent gross earnings bill in the
Milie Bunnell, publisher of the Du
luth News Tribune, appeared before
the house committee which is investi
gating the paper trust last week, and
the testimony given by him alone is
amply sufficient to substantiate the
charge that a monopoly exists in re
straint of trade. The tactics pursued
by the paper combine obviously equal,
if not surpass, in nefariousness those
of the Standard Oil company.
A Confucian church is being erected
in New York city, and in speaking of
its establishment Mr. Wu, the Chinese
ambassador, said at a banquet:
"You need not be alarmed. We are a
negative people. When we open our
church you may peep in, but you need
not be converted. We do not send
battleships to compel people to em
brace our religion." Such satirical
wit as this would do credit even to an
ambassador from Ireland.
By a vote of 167 to 46 the house
voted down the bill providing for the
re-establishment of the canteen in na
tional soldiers' homes. The attempt
to revive the canteen has created wide
discussion and many authorities con
tend that its abolition was a mistake.
They maintain that when 'the canteen
existed there was no drunkenness
among the inmates of the soldiers'
homes, but now that the old veterans
are compelled to go down town for
their drinks they sometimes become
intoxicatedthey drink vile stuff
which would not be permitted to be
placed on sale at the home, and they
drink more than they would if they
could obtain it whensoever they felt
JACOBSON STANDS PAT.
Nothing would please the enemies of
J. F. Jacobson .more than to have
him abandon his policy of maintain
ing a dignified silence, rush into print
and engage in a newspaper discussion
with his puny assailants. Mr. Jacob
son is wise. He persistently refuses to
walk into the trap that the schemers
have set and so cunningly baited. He
stands on his unassailable record.
That record is known to the people of
the state and they approve of it. They
know if he is governor of Minnesota
every individual and every interest
will get a "square deal." They know
that he will be "unaw'd by influence
and unbrib'd by gain." The course
Mr. Jacobson is pursuing in his cam
paign for the republican nomination
for governor meets with the hearty
approval of the thinking people of the
state. He believes in the people and
the people believe in him. He occupies
an almost impregnable position and
the efforts of his opponents to dislodge
him will pro ve^unavailing.
A popular man is President Diaz of
Mexicoprobably the most popular
ruler on the globe. Despite the fact
that for many years he has not been
a candidate for president of the re
public, he has been elected time after
time. The Mexicans absolutely refuse
to consider any other name for the
presidency. This is an honor which
even Roosevelt does not enjoy.
It is announced that State Treasurer
C. C. Dinehart will deliver the address
at the graduating exercises of the
Elk River high school.Elk River
Mr. Dinehart should embrace the
opportunity to tell why he does not
practice what he preaches. Hon. A.
N. Dare, an honored citizen of Elk
River, saved the state thousands of
dollars as expert state printer, yet at
the bidding of certain politicians Mr.
Dinehart refused to sustain State
Auditor Iverson in his fight to retain
It appears from recent developments
that the Standard people, and not the
state of Minnesota, designate the test
to which oil shipped in shall be
subjected. Three cars of oil were re
cently held up by the state inspectors
because the test did not meet the re
quirements of law. Later a Standard
company's representative made a test
of the same oil and by some means or
other seemingly convinced the state
officials that the test did come up to
the requirements of law. But how?
That is the question.
The postoffice department has com
menced none too soon its process of
weeding out and ejecting from the
mails pseudo farm journals which
mislead instead of instruct the tillers
of the soil. "Farm" journals! The
class of publications at issue are un
worthy of the name. They are mere
advertising sheets, and the advertis
ing is of a very unreliable nature at
that. "Ai r" line promoters, wildcat
mining companies, snide jewelry con
cerns and similar impostors use such
sheets to carry on their disreputable
businessto gull the farmers. The
subscription rates of these papers are
small, but this is of no moment to the
publisherstheir aim is to obtain a
large circulation and thus command a
high price for advertising the wares
of swindlers. Then, again, the fellows
who edit these sheets know no more
about farming than a horned toad
does about the works of Confucius.
of the eight-hour law to all govern- Kienitz Moralizes.
ment employes and to employes of
alj workers so far as the general juris
diction extends. Mr. Gompers
DISAPPOINTING HIS ENEMIES.
Mr. Jacobson's campaign is not
lively enough to suit some people who
are not and never have been his
friends. The individuals referred to
would be pleased to have Jacobson
and his friends "break loose" and
make Rome howl, then they would
say, "I will never do to nominate
that man Jacobson. His nomination
would split the party wide open. Let
us Jiave some new man, one who can
command the support of ,the entire
party, etc., etc." If any ill feeling
has been engendered in the present
pre-convention campaign Mr. Jacob
son and his friends* are blameless.
He and they have studiously refrained
from mud-slinging although at times
the provocation has been great. Mr.
Jacobson's supporters have accorded
the other aspirants for gubernatorial
honors the most courteous treatment,
and certainly no fair-minded person
has any just cause of complaint
against Mr. Jacobson personally.
The quiet, dignified and manly course
he is pursuing is exasperatingly dis
appointing to his enemies and exceed
ingly gratifying to his admirers.
The supreme court of Illinois rules
that the board of education has no
right to bar a child from the public
schools of Chicago for a failure to
comply with its directions regarding
vaccination. This decision is a
menace to the public welfare.
W. R. Begg, chief counsel for the
Great Northern railway, is one of the
Johnson delegates from Ramsey
county to the democratic state conven
tion which is being held in St. Paul
Col. Stone Hits From the Shoulder
The "interests" and the papers that
support the "interests" hate Bob
Dunn. They tried to down Bob in
1904 and had to turn traitor to the re
publican party to do it. The spiteful
things they are saying about Bob
now are only the echo of a guilty dis
appointment. We were about to say
conscience, but such fellows lack that
cultivated sentiment. Conscientious
ness is a twin of honesty. Dunn's
followers in 1904 were men of honest
integrity. They went down to defeat
conscious of being in the right, while
his opposers have been keeping up
their brainless clatter because they
shook the tree and the Dems got the
plums. Now they are mad because
the manly, honest Bob sunk his own
ambition in behalf of a re-united
party and publicly declared for Jacob
son. Every true friend of Bob Dunn
will support Jacobson to the last ditch
and do it without fear or fee. It won't
take a heap of cash to run Jake's
campaign for the people who are sup
porting him are not in the political
The nomination of Jacobson is the
sure road to republican success.
Young's candidacy is not the subject
of serious thought Joel is only spar
ring for an opening to deal Clapp a
body blow and Brower is too much of
an honest, cool-headed, dignified re
publican patriot to undertake to mix
in a political wrangle when he has a
reputation already sufficient to land
him in the highest office in the state
when the clouds roll by. It is Jake
this year in spite of the insurgents.
Rush City Post.
Fie Social and Dance
Following Roosevelt's example in
wielding the big stick over the heads
of congressmen President Gompers of
the American Federation of Labor has
brought out his shillalah and gives
notice that it will be used right and
left unless such measures as he recom
mends, and which are now pending,
be enacted into law. These measures
are as follows: The Wilson bill,
amending the Sherman anti-trust law
the Pearre bill, regulating the issuance
of the injunction writ to its original dance was given and pleasant time
and beneficent purpose the* extension
The M. B. A. members had bushels
of fun at their regular meeting in
Wyanett on Saturday night. Every
brother had been notified to bring a
pie of his own baking, without assist
ance from his wife or anyone else, and
the ladies were permitted to select
their own partners when the eating of
these pies commenced. Thirty-eight
pies were laid on the tablegood, bad
and indifferentblack, white and yel
low piespies which looked like rub
berpies with burned crusts and pies
that were doughy. Some of the ladies
almost fainted when they found what
they were up against at the festal
board, while others shook with laugh
ter. But they all pitched in and tried
their best to eat, nibbling on the pies
and washing down the stuff with coffee.
After they arose from the table it was
estimated that fragments sufficient to
make at least thirty-five pies were
thrown out of doors. A prize was
given for the best pie, but the maker
desires his name kept a secret. The
judges were Mrs. Louts Erickson,
Mrs. D. Findell and Mrs. S. J. Smith.
At the conclusion of the feast
condor, or subeon^ pe, ^^a^T^"^
forming work for the government a and law-abiding? We have churches
general employers'law applicable to *a
onior ppcam to
shillalah is a formidable weapon and we had hoped n6ver to be accused of
congress knows it. It is one of the ^P
WOman and child in
the county and we have banished
saloons from within our confines.
With these good pointtscourtour to credi showing in the distric lookstot
biggest vote killers in this country?.
S?J certainly the present
be frank about itrotten."
OPINIONS OF EDITORS I
M*M MM. M.
A Conspicuous Failure
If Attorney General Young comes
out second or third best in the race for
governor he will only have himself to
blame. As attorney general he was
doing very well, but as a letter writer
he has proven a conspicuous failure.
Needs Jfo Defense
Jacobson's friends are not alarmed
about his record nor asking him to
make a statement to satisfy the fol
lowers of the other candidates for his
attitude on all public questions is well
known and needs no defense.Granite
j. .$. .$.
tike the Hog in the Manger.
The forces that are backing Johnson
seem to be bent on defeating Bryan
not in nominating Johnson. If Bryan
is defeated at Denver some other man
than Johnson will be the nominee.
Lake Benton News.
A Powerful Sidelight.
The loads of editions of daily
papers which are continually hauled
to the West Side Paper Stock company
and sold for 20 cents per hundred
pounds is a powerful side light on
some circulation affidavits.West St.
Stands Where He Always Stood.
It's all right and possibly necessary
for Young and Heatwole to state just
what they stand forthis yearbut
we all know just where Jacobson
stood, stands and will continue to
stand. No shifting positions with
Jacobson Doesn't Change Color
It seems to us to be a work of su
pererogation for the Hon. J. F. Jacob
son to express himself on public
affairs after his many years of public
life. The Madison statesman is no
chameleon and is the same loyal
citizen and friend of the common
Try the Game, Bro. Chase.
Matrimony is surely a game in
which the stakes are high. A man
plays his liberty, his salary and the
right of free speech against a woman's
happiness and the right to have the
last word. And, strangely enough,
the game is only worth while when
both sides win.Anoka Herald.
Interests" Clamor for Him.
There is absolutely no sentiment for
Yon A. Yonson in the west. Those
who are clamoring for his nomination
are the tools of trust magnates in the
east, and when the smoke of battle
clears away Mr. Yonson will find his
scalp hung high and dry and as dead
as a pickled herring.Hiawatha,
Designers' Motive Transparent
The friends of J. F. Jacobson are
making no demands on him to formu
late a personal platform, but those
who are anxious to defeat him are
clamoring for Jake to define his posi
tion on every live and dead issue
which fertile brains can conceive.
The motive is so evident that the
effect is lost.Buffalo Journal.
Digging His Own Grave.
To an innocent and unsophisticated
political observer like the Free Press
pencil pusher it looks as if Gov.
John A. Johnson is digging his po
litical grave. He should have closed
his ears against the siren song of the
"plutocratic" east that sought to lure
him into the field agaisnt the mighty
Bryan, the Henry Clay of today.
Fergus Falls Free Press.
Chase is Satisfied
All this talk about Bob Dunn play
ing horse with Jacobson's boomlet in
the hope that he could land the nomi
nation in case Jacobson fails is
tommyrot. Mr. Dunn stated his posi
tion fairly and squarely at the repub
lican convention and that statement
stands good so far as we are con
cerned. For Bob Dunn has long
since proved himself a man of his
What Are They Howling About?
Bob Dunn has come in for a few
hot shots from the opponents of
Jacobson but we can really see no ob
jection to his supporting that gentle
man if he chooses to without being
roasted for it. Bob is supposed to be
twenty-one years and a free moral
agent at liberty to do as he pleases.
If his support is such an awful slam
on Jacobson we don't see what in
thunder the Young followers are howl
ing about.Belview Independent.
Jail Badly Needed.
The jail proposition for Onamia
carried at the special meeting at Cove
without a dissenting vote and the
contract will be let May 16th for the
erection of the building. This is out
of the ordinary perhaps for the town
ship to build a jail in a village, but
at present New Onamia is a part of
the township of South Harbor and a
jail is needed. The village could not
possibly build the jail before being
incorporated, which will necessarily
be some time.Lake Breeze*,.*.
If Attorney General Young Suits Gov.
Johnson He is Also Satlsfac-
tory to "the Interests."
The Corporations Are Not and Never
Have Been Unfriendly to the
Hon. E. T. Young.
iisunderstood quite generallry
nominated, it is
The Press-News is generally fair
upon the political questions of the
day, but the above is a peculiar state
ment, to say the least. Down deep in
his heart we really think Brother
Sherin knows that Hon. Jacob
Jacobson is stronger with the common
people-the bone and sinew of the
republican party-than any other man
in the state. Are you not aware that
the leading democrats threw up their
hats and shouted for joy when the
interests combined and defeated Mr.
Jacobson for the nomination for
governor in the Duluth convention
two years ago? They said the defeat
of Jacobson made it easy for them
and it did.
You say that "if Young is nomi
nated it is quite generally understood
Governor Johnson will drop out and
not permit his name to be used."
That statement needs elucidating. Be
tween whom is this understanding
this political compact, as it were?
From the bold statements of a respect
able portion of the democratic party
of this state we are led to understand
that Johnson is backed by "the inter-
ests." Can it be possible that they
would allow Johnson to drop out if
Young is nominated? If so, why? If
there are any grounds for your state
ment the charge that the interests are
with Jacobson and against Young,
falls to the ground of its own weight.
The fact is, the interests do not want
Jacobson and their hired men are try
ing to make it appear they are with
him to defeat him. This plan of cam
paign against Jake is so plain that he
who runs may readif he can.
St. Paul will have a new hotel to
cost about $1,000,000. It will be erected
upon the site of the old Windsor hotel
at Fifth and St. Peter streets.
A co-operative creamery at Canby,
although a comparatively new institu
tion, has 500 patrons. The capacity of
the establishment is 4,000 pounds of
butter per day.
Pat Sheehan and Johnny Green,
who shot Officer Becker on Jan. 21
while he was attempting to arrest
them for robbery, pleaded guilty to
the charge of attempted murder and
were sentenced by Judge Taylor,
Green to serve eight years and Shee
han eighteen in the penitentiary.
Judge S. A. Flaherty of the seven
teenth judicial district has filed a de
cision upholding the constitutionality
of the law providing for a state hos
pital farm for inebriates. The case
was heard on a demurrer filed by the
city of Morris against enforcement of
the law by the collection of the tax
upon the municipality for mainte
nance of the farm. The law provides
for a tax upon the money collected by
the municipality from liquor licenses,
and the city of Morris took the posi
tion that this would be a tax upon the
public funds and therefore would be
The register and the receiver of the
Duluth land office are trying to come
to a decision over a perplexing point.
The general land oflSce issued an
order the latter part of last month,
withdrawing certain lands in the nor
thern part of the state from the opera
tions of the timber and stone act, but
making exceptions of lands held by
settlers or occupants under the home
stead laws, or claimants under the
timber and stone act, who had claims
to the land prior to the date of the
order. The question the land office
now has to decide is whether or not
the order affects those who had filed
on the land but who had not made
final proof and who had not paid any
money prior to the* issuance of the
order. The local officers will probably
pass the matter on to the authori
ties at Washington.
A Regretful Fact.
The traveler mourns the disappear
ance of the picturesque costumes of
the European peasantry. One has to
go far away from the cities nowadays
to know that such a thing exists. The
clatter of the wooden shoe is a lost
joy of Holland towns of any size.
The Welch women have given up the
stove pipe hats and quilted kertles
and gay cotton bodices of the mothers.
The up-to-date Amercian woman, how
ever, keeps the family table supplied
with golden grain belt beer. You will
find it a delightful drink for the whole
family at all times and on all occa
sions. Order of your nearest dealer
or be supplied^ by Sjoblom.Broa.,
wholesale dealers, Princeton. lwr
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