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Pmblial&vd Kvy Tfewraday.
Baalneaa Manager.
A person would scarcely think it
safe for the salt trust to water its
stock. But that is the very thing it
has done.
It is not expected that the price of
sawdust will be effected by the reduc
tion of the tariff on lumber. Break
fast foods will therefore be no cheaper.
Old Tom Piatt has written his life's
history, and so carefully has it been
edited that a rosebud of society might
read it without a blush. A sort of
expurgated autobiography.
It is pleasing indeed to know that
our Theodore is being honored in
foreign lands with a spontaneity un
paralleledkings, queens, ecclesiasts
and the common people are alike pay
ing tribute to the greatest living
Now that Isaac Guggenheim, the
"philanthropic" Jew, has taken the
visible supply of copper smelters
under his protection, prosperity in
that line of business is practically as
suredfor Isaac Guggenheim, phi
Chas. N. Haskell, the so-called "re-
form" governor of Oklahoma, has
been acquitted on a technicality at
Tulsa of fraud in connection with the
Muscogee town lot cases. The only
difference in "reform" governors
seems to be that some of them get
caught at it and others don't.
We expect that Mr. Roosevelt in his
next letter will say something to this
effect: I have postponed my elephant
hunt, organized a company of rough
riders, and am raisingwell, I am
raising the devil with the Somalis. It
is necessary to subdue .these fellows
as they are otherwise likely to inter
fere with the itinerary of our party.
The state legislature had a narrow
escape from being visited and ad
dressed by the sensational exhorter
known as "Gipsy" Smith. Gipsy, it
is said, had planned to invade the
legislative halls for the purpose of
persuading the lawmakers to turn from
their evil waysand incidentally to
take up a collectionbut, upon fur
ther consideraion, decided that they
were beyond redemption.
Cipriano Castro, the deposed presi
dent, cowardly assassin and all
around undesirable citizen of Venezu
ela, is being chased, like a common
hobo, from pillar to post. And more
so than the hobo does he deserve it
in fact he would nob receive the
penalty that is due him even were he
tethered alive to a post near an ant
hill and slowly skeletonized by the
colony of industrious little insects.
The Herald of Akeley has absorbed
the Tribune. Same old storyone
paper sufficient to meet all require
ments of the community. Chas. F.
Scheers of the Tribune will organize
a stock company with a capital of
$10,000. May Bro. Scheers, who is
the pioneer publisher of Hubbard
county, continue to go at a progres
sive clipto glide o'er the journalist
ic sea as smoothly as a Herreschoff
The Washington, Pa., M. E. church
has advertised for the person who
dropped a $10,000 bill into the contri
bution plate. The deacons think it
was placed there by mistake and will
return it if bhis proves to be the case.
It is our opinion that the man who
contributed the $10,000 bill knew what
he was doing and will not be heard
from, but there will in all probabili
ty be requests for its return from per
sons who donated buttons.
The state of Washington has rail
roaded an anti-tipping law through
the legislature which provides that
"every employe of a public house or
public service corporation who solic
its or receives any gratuity from
any guest and any person giving any
gratuity shall be guilty of a misde
meanor." Porters on Pullman sleep
ing cars will now have to wait until
the train crosses the border before
they can safely give the "gentle hint."
There is every indication that the
federal grand jury which has beeq en
gaged in investigating charges of re
bating against the Chicago packers
will return no indictments. Trusts
appear to have everything their own
way in this year of our Lord 1909.
James J. Hill will be honored at
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition
in a most befitting way. A bronze
statue of large proportions, mounted
on a granite pedestal, will be erected
in the center of the grounds, and at
the close of the exposition it will be
permanently established upon the
campus of the Washington state uni
versity. The cost of this magnificent
testimonial has been defrayed by
people who appreciate Mr. Hill's
worthby popular subscription. It
can be said without fear of contradic
tion that Mr. Hill has well earned the
The government's decision in the
cases of Rudovitz and Pouren, Rus
sian refugees, is a slap in the face
to the czar and his department of "in-
justice." It shows the despotic em
peror that his police spies cannot
drag his subjects from this country
for political offenses under the pre
tense that such offenses are felonies:
it shows him that he first has to show
us, and furthermore that, should one
of his political offenders succeed in
reaching our shores he (the tyrannical
czar) will never be able to secure ex
tradition papers for the offender's re
Small merchants in the cities are re
joicing over the enactment of the
trading stamp law which prohibits the
use of the tempting shin plasters.
These stamps, used principally by the
big department stores, worked great
hardships to the smaller business men
who had to depend upon the stability
of their wares to effect sales. The
scamps were in the nature of pre
miums on purchaseswith which other
purchases could be madeand were
used to lead shoppers to believe that
they were getting something for noth
ing. A veritable public swindle
smoothly manipulated. It is well
that they are abolished.
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, secretary
of the interior department under Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt, is dead, aged
74 years. During his administration
of affairs in the interior department
he investigated the western land
frauds and relentlessly prosecuted the
grafters, among whom were senators
and congressmen. In consequence of
this he made many powerful political
enemies, but he continued his work
until every land thief had been
brought to justice. He was at one
time ambassador to Russia and as
such proved a diplomat of remarkable
resourcefulness. The country loses
one of its most eminent men in the
death of Secretary Hitchcock.
It seems that they have political
game wardens in Wisconsin as well
as in Minnesota. Since Mr. Carlos
Avery became the executive agent of
the game and fish commission there
has been a change for the better in
the enforcement of the game laws in
this state, and if he were to be given a
free rein and permitted to weed out in
competent subordinates, who hold
their positions as a reward for politi
cal services rendered, he could make
a still better showing. But even now
the results obtained do not justify the
enormous expense this department en
tails upon the state. Game is pro
tected at the expense of the many for
the pleasure of the few.
The court of appeals of the state of
Georgia having decided that it is not
the percentage of alcohol in a drink,
but its power to intoxicate when
drunk to excess that permits or pro
hibits its manufacture and sale,
saloons throughout the state to the
number of several hundred immedi
ately opened up and are selling "near
beer'' without molestation. Near
beer is nothing more nor less than the
real stuff under a slightly different
name, and the press dispatches say
that drunkenness is rapidly on the in
crease in this "dry" southern state.
No license or fine is imposed upon
those who sell this near beer and thus
not a cent of revenue is received by
the state. Certainly a pretty condi
tion of affairs.
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One of Aitkin county's most promi
nent citizens writes: "Up here we all
admire the Union for its manly
stand against the proposed unjust
tonnage tax on iron ore, which in the
near future will be one of the principal
products of this county. Wonder if
those patriotic senators and represen
tatives from southern Minnesota and
the Red River valley are aware of the
fact that there are valuable iron de
posits in this county, and that they
are not owned or controlled by the
Steel corporation, and that we need
every dollar that can be raised by
taxation to make passable roads and
maintain our schools? We are willing
to pay our part and proportionate
share of taxes for the support of the
army of office-holders in and around
St. Paul and Minneapolis, but nobody
possessed of any sense of justice
would insist upon our paying a spe
cial tax into the state treasury over
and above what citizens of other
counties are required to pay on their
property, especially when the immense
acreage of non-taxable state land lo
cated in this county is taken into con
sideration. There is room for 50,000
farmers in this county if our wet lands
were properly drained and we had a
decent system of highways. If a ton
nage tax is to be levied why
heaven's name should not the pro
ceeds of such a tax be diverted to the
improvement of our hignways and the
reclamation of our wet lands? Why
should the rich and prosperous people
of the other sections of our state in
sist upon the thinly-settled and unde
veloped counties of northeastern Min
nesota bearing more than their share
of the burdens necessary to be borne
for the support of our over-costly
government? Don't tell me that any
honest man favors such an outrage
ously unjust tax."
George F. Authier, the political
writer of the Minneapolis Tribune,
discusses the tonnage tax bill at length
in last Sunday's issue of that paper,
and among other things says:
Tonnage tax is a peculiar proposi
tion. The application of the prin
ciple that the iron mines are a "heri
tage" is regarded by most of the sen
ators as socialistic doctrine. If the
members of the upper body voted their
honest convictions, tonnage tax would
undoubtedly be voted down over
whelmingly. Opponents of the meas
ure claim to know positively that
there are over 40 senators who believe
the tax is unfair, but most of them
are afraid of the cars, to use a term
which is more or less popular and is
certainly common, in the legislature.
There are several senators who are
communing with themselves, and
wondering what in the world they are
going to do about it.
Mr. Authier is undoubtedly right.
There is no question that a majority
of the members of both the house and
senate believe the tonnage tax bill is
wrong in principle and grossly unjust
to St. Louis county and northeastern
Minnesota, and yet many of them have
not the courage to vote their honest
convictionsare afraid of a false pub
lic sentiment which had its birth in
misconception and is nurtured by po
litical demagogues.
Richard Croker, who is an acknow
ledged authority on subjects of na
tional and international import, says
that the wave of prohibition legisla
tion sweeping over this country will
drive our wealthy men to Europe.
"Europe," declares he, "can give us
points on personal liberty. Here we
stopped horse racing, one of the
grandest sports there is. We class it
as a crime. We legislate as to what
and when a man shall drink. The
whole question will resolve itself into
this: We'll make our money here but
will go to Europe to'enjoy it." Al
ready the drift of things indicate that
Mr. Croker knows what he is talking
aboutmany of our moneyed men
have taken up their residence abroad.
Rabbi Lefkovitz in an address at
the Emanuel temple, Duluth, declared
that the story which lays the cruci
fixion of Christ at the doors of the
Jews is a falsehood. The rabbi is
right in this declaration, It was not
the Jews, but the Roman soldiers, who
crucified Christ. The rabbi should,
however, have informed his audience
who instigated the murder of the
Saviorwho was responsible for the
dastardly crime.
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It Should at Least Register Doable
A late invention is a fishing rod
that registers the weight of the catch.
What idiot ever thought that would
sell?Mary McFadden.
A "'Payneful" Surprise.
When the Payne tariff bill is passed
it will prove a painful surprise to
those republicans who expected a
square deal in the way of tariff re
vision.Perham Enterprise.
Would Play Havoc With Little Fellows.
The tonnage tax would not seriously
discommode the steel trust but it
would play hob with us little fellows.
This is proven by the fact that every
newspaper on the range opposes the
measure, in spite of the fact that these
same newspapers are ignored by the
steel corporation.Biwabik Times.
Unjust Discrimination
The postal department is getting
some mighty hard raps in the matter
of furnishing printed envelopes to the
people at less than cost. If the pos
tal department wishes to be truly pa
ternal why does it not supply corsets
and breakfast foods to a misshapen
and hungry populace0Ortonville
A. Wise Move.
The two papers at Akeley have
consolidated, Editor Scheers of the
Tribune taking over the plant of the
Herald. The move is one the right
direction and will permit the publica
tion of a better paper and one that
will be better able to represent the
thriving metropolis of Hubbard
county.Long Prairie Leader.
Many Things Slight Happen.
Is it not rubbing it in slightly for
the republican senators and represen
tatives in March, 1909, to gather
about the banquet table and nominate
the republican candidate for governor
for the election in 1910? So many, oh
so many things might happen. Even
the people might take the question in
hand and solve it to their own liking.
Le Sueur News.
How to Ruin Your Children.
Children have as much right to be
well trained as to be well born. Yet
with many parents the idea of such
training is limited to a year or two of
schooling, while their moral welfare is
not regarded in the least. To allow
children full license to run the streets
at all hours and form all kinds of as
sociations is one of the surest ways of
ruining them.Badger Herald-Rust
Clapp and the Tariff Bill.
Senator Clapp is credited with the
statement that "The more I get into
the (tariff) bill the less I know about
it." That being the case it is time the
junior senator folded his tent and came
home and let somebody go to the
senate who has gumption enough to
understand it. J. J. Hill gave him a
pretty good hunch the other day about
the lumber schedule.West St. Paul
Farmers Alive to Their Interests.
The farmers of Haven township,
Sherburne county, have decided to
buy two carloads of Burbank and
Early Ohio potatoes for planting this
spring. They seem to have dis
covered at last that to create a potato
market that straight varieties must be
produced. It would be well for Mor
rison county farmers to wake up to
the necessity of producing what the
consuming public want. The custom
of planting several varieties in one
hill is rapidly becoming obsolete,
and tubers of mixed varieties always
bring the lowest price lb costs no
more to raise the best, while the dif
ference in price received will pay the
whole expense of cultivation.Little
Falls Transcript.
Ignorance the Cause
When the state senators visited the
iron range country last week they
found the people very much excited
over the fear that the legislature
would pass the tonnage tax bill and
that Governor Johnson would sign it.
It is noticeable that some of the
senators, after a personal investiga
tion of the matter, have undergone a
change of heart, and have changed,
from the tax to the anti-tax side.
Among these men is Senator Works,
who told the iron range people that
he had learned much by his visit.
"The farmers and merchants of the
southern part of the state," he said,
"do not understand that there is any
thing but the steel trust in the northern
part of the state, and that informa
tion about the independent mines, the
schools and other interests to be
affected by the imposition of a ton
nage tax should be given speedily to
the constituents of the southern
country members."Winona Republi
Cor Sale.
The Frost 120 acres, miles south
east of Princeton, also 160 acres 6
miles from Necedah, Wis. Address
Maurice Utter, Middletown, Iowa. 16-3
Church Topics SB 3BS
5tmday and Weekday
Services at 10:30 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Rev. George R. Merrill, D. D., of
Minneapolis will be present and ad
dress the congregation. Sunday
school, 11:45 a. m. Christian En
deavor meeting, 7 pm church prayer
meeting, Thursday evening at 7:30.
Morning, 10:30, "Caring for the
Crowd evening, 7:30, "The Cure of
Souls." The evening musical pro
gram will be rendered by the Eupho
nian society of St. Paul and is in
charge of Miss Lundquist. Sunday
school, 12 m. Epworth league, 6:30,
Miss Marks, Leader.
Services will be held at Livonia
church, Zimmerman, Sunday, April
18, at 10:30 a. m. Sunday school at
12 m.
Please notice program for the Swe
dish-English concert to be given Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Methodist Episcopal church.
He Was an Old Time Rum River Lumber
man and Well Known In Princeton
Many Princeton people, especial]v
the old timers, will learn with deep re
gret of the death of Daniel B. Rollins,
from heart disease, at his home, 600
University avenue southeast, Minne
apolis, on the 8th mst. Mr. Rollins
for many years lumbered in the Rum
river pineries and Princeton was his
base of operations. He transacted
thousands of dollars' worth of busi
ness with our merchants and feed mill
men annually and employed scores of
our boys in his camps and always
paid every dollar of his obligations
promptly. None of the old time lum
bermen was held in higher estPem by
our people than genial Dan Rollins.
Mr. Rollins was born in Maine in
1839 and came to St. Anthony with
his family when he was ten years old.
He started in the lumber business with
his father, Captain John Rollins, at
an early age. After working in the
woods for several years he became a
logging contractor. The only time he
laid aside the lumber business was
when he joined in the gold hunt about
Pike's peak with men from all parts
of the country. He spent two years
tramping over the district in search
of the precious metal, but came back
almost empty handed. He is survived
by his wife, two children, Frank and
Miss Minette Rolilns, three sisters,
Mrs. Frances E. Holmes, Mrs. F. R.
Pettit of Minneapolis and Mrs. Mary
Craig of New York, and two brothers,
John F. Rollins of Minneapolis and
Mortimer B. Rollins of Seattle.
Two of Sherburne county's old
settlers died last week, James Moores
of Big Lake and George B. Knapp of
Orrock. Both gentlemen were widely
known and highly esteemed throughout
the county.
A Handicap.
A baseball team can't win with a
pitcher full of beer.Chicago News.
Now Is Your Chance
Make me an offer for my house and
lots, another for my store. I shall
sell at some price this month as I will
leave here in May. Will sell on con
tract or any way to suit purchaser.
My household furniture will be sold
on May 1.
16-tf c. H. Chadbourne.
Attorney Chas. N. Orr came up
from St. Paul on Monday to atttend
to professional business in probate
court and returned on Tuesday. Mr.
Orr spent Tuesday evening at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Abraham Orr.
Mr. Vedders of Pease brought a red
flinty pebble to the Union office yes
terday which contains traces of gold.
This is no proof, however, that any
other pebble in the territory where it
was found contains gold. The rock
was probably deposited somewhere
near where it was picked up during
the glacial period.
So far there is no permanent agent
at the Great Northern depot, H. A.
Love, relief agent, being now in
charge. H. Simpson of Avon, who
was assigned to this station, worked
only a day and a half and then de
parted. The Princeton depot agency
is a tough propositionthe company
furnishes insufficient help.
You should not miss the first game
of the seasonwe have reference to
baseball. Next Saturday afternoon
two formidable opponentsthe Elk
River and Princeton high school
teamswill agitate the atmosphere at
the fair grounds. The rooters will of
course assist. Both teams are said
to be in the pink of condition and
aching for the contest.
Robert H. King certainly demon
strated his training as clerk of court
at the recent session. Bob has every
detail of his duties at his fingers'
endshe is thoroughly familiar witii
the intricacies of the law mill. Be
sides this he is one of the most accom
modating officials. Mille Lacs county
never had a brighter or more pains
taking clerk of court than Bob King.
The Evens Hardware Co., P.
Roadstrom, Caley Hardware Co., C.
A. Jack, Avery Clothing House,
Michael Mahoney, Kopp & Bartholo
mew, F. T. Kettelhodt, Mirick Bros,
and Solomon Long have new adver
tisements in this number of the
Union. It will invariably pay you
to read the advertising columns
of the Union.
Mrs. A. W. Woodcock was surprised
on Thursday afternoon by about
twenty of her friends and neighbors
who called to wish her many happy
returns of the day. It was Mrs.
Woodcock's birthday anniversary
and the afternoon was very pleasantly
passed in social intercourse. Re
freshments were served and Mrs.
Woodcock was presented with a sil
ver soup ladle.
Attorney McMillan, accompanied b}
his wife, returned from Minneapolis
last evening in their new automobile
It is a 30 horse-power Cadillac, two
seated, and a very fine machine. Mr
McMillan had been in Minneapolis
since Monday taking lessons in the
manipulation of the devil cart, and he
succeeded in reaching Princeton with
out tearing down a single telegraph
or telephone post.
Leon Whitney, now telegraph
operator at the Great Northern
station in Park Rapids, is again in
line for promotionin fact he would
have been promoted to a more re
sponsible position last week had it
not been for the sickness of another
operator. As the Union predicted.
Leon is making good. He is one of
the most active, accommodating and
gentlemanly little fellows that ever
handled a key.
I Ladies' Furnishings]
I have this week added to my stock the very latest 3
styles in Ladies'
Belts and Beltings 3
Fancy Neckwear 3
Soft Net Collars 3
I Lace Ties 3
E Collar and Cuff Sets from 25c to 75c3
E Dutch Collars, and pretty new patterns in 2
E Ribbons of various colors, widths and 3
jjj prices. I feel confident that you will be 2
pleased with these up-to-date goods. Calls
^and inspect them 3
Princeton, Minn. 3

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