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0 VWjftw^ 4l%^'^p maM V&&.&L THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. O. DUNN. lblUh B** Thodr. *M8-S1.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANOE. 1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. PfMOKi riHST 8 EAST OP OOUHTHOUSK. a. i. STAPLES, Batinese manager. TtlOf H. PROWSB Bdltor. With this issue the Union enters upon its 34th year. This north pole question bids fair to become as embarrassing as "How old was Anne?" Peary will now seek the south pole and, when he gets back, he will no doubt make some people believe that he found it. There are scores of men just as competent to represent Minnesota in the United States senate as either Moses E. Clapp or Frank B. Kellogg. Nine Chicago aldermen went down to Cherry, the scene of the mine disaster, last week and played the role of Santa Claus, which goes to show that some of these gentlemen are not as black as they are painted. Some of the great educators of the country advocate the abolishment of cube and square root from the col lege curricula. They probably think that football rooting furnishes all the exercise the boys need along this line. If the political editor of the Hold ingford Advertiser has sized up the situation correctly C. A. Smith is the coming governor of Minnesota. As between Smith and some of those who have received "favorable mention" the Union prefers Mr. Smith. An eminent astronomerWilliam H. Pickeringhas discovered some green stuff growing on the moon. The man up there has probably been reading Jas. J. Hill's speeches and is following his advice to engage in farming. A New York paper says that a state which has a governor who can play poker should consider itself lucky, for it has a strategist at its helm. But there is no proof that our governor can play poker, or didn't he lose that wad as reported by a number of news papers? Upon the day preceding Christmas every year the Duluth Herald's news boys pay nothing for their papersa kindhearted man of that city foots the bills and all the papers the boys sell bring in a clear profit to them. This man is indeed a philanthropist in the true meaning of the word. Colonel Roosevelt and his son Kermit, appear to be killing species of animals in the jungles of Africa that the oldest inhabitants never heard of. Such names as sitatunga, bongo, gulpalog and lagarag would instill horror into the mind of the person who did not know they were merely species of field mice. It is said that Joe Cannon will be compelled to retire from the speaker ship You can't compel Joe to do anything. If he insists upon holding down that office until his knees wabble and his nose and chin strike one another as he speaks the house of representatives will acquiesce. The talk of firing Cannon is poppycock. Notwithstanding the report from the university of Copenhagen that the learned and bewhiskered topogra phers, astronomers and other scientific gentlemen have found from Cook's records that he did not reach the pole, we shall be slow to change our opin ion. If anyone discovered the pole we contend it was Cook, and it would not surprise us if proof were ultimate ly produced that Peary stole Cook's most important lecords. With Ad miral Schley we shall stand by Cook. Down in Youngstown, Ohio, Judge Robinson fined ten self-confessed grafters an aggregate of $14,000 and ordered that they be kept in the cus tody of the sheriff until the fines were paid, which will not be long if these grafters have as many wealthy and influential friends as most of their ilk. The imposition of fines unac companied by jail sentences in such instances as this is an abominable shame. Imprisonment at hard labor for long terms is Ihe 'proper dose to administer to grafters. Prince Albert has been crowned King Of the Belgians. He is said to be a highly learned man and'a human itarian. If King Albert will nOw give personal attention to conditions in the Congo Free State and put an erid to the atrocities which are being com mitted there by officials of the*Belgian government the people of the civilized world will bless him. An employe of the Chicago & North western railroad at Sterling, 111., named Leroy Clifton, who as the re sult of an accident lost both his legs, has recently received from the com pany $8,000 in cash, besides he is given a position for life and a per petual pass over the road, and the settlement was effected without the aid of a lawyer. Corporations are not altogether soulless. A merger of the bituminous coal companies of Maryland, West Virgin ia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Ohio is announced. If combinations in restraint of trade continue to be formed at the rate they have been for the past few months the govern ment will be compelled to double its force of attorneyspresuming, of course, that it intends prosecuting the illegal combinations. St. Paul lawyers seem to be favorites with the attorney general of the United States. Frank Kellogg was selected to prosecute the Standard Oil trust, and now Pierce Butler has been chosen to represent the government in the bleached flour cases, the first of which is to be tried in the U. S. district court at New Orleans next January. Mr. Butler is an able lawyer and a good fighter. Albert Lea Times-Enterprise: It would be well for those well-meaning but theoretical citizens who are so inflated with the doctrine of party independence to stop and consider who would be the gainers by the com plete disruption of political parties. They will find upon investigation that legislative integrity is based upon party solidarity, and that legis lative corruption and official graft thrives and fattens on "non-partisan- ship." Paul C. Ewert, who formerly practiced in justice of the peace courts and edited a little insignifi cant sheet in Pipestone, and was re warded for his treachery to the repub lican state ticket in 1904 with a federal appointment, is talked of as a pos sible candidate for the republican congressional nomination in the Second district. It is fashionable nowadays to reward traitors and renegades, besides it is conducive to party harmony, hence Mr. Ewert should be made the unanimous nee of the party. nomi- "A Little Lecture for Bob," is the caption of a paragraph in the Duluth Herald copied from the St. Peter Free Press, the first sentence of which reads as follows: "From the way the democratic papers are quoting the Princeton Union, Bob Dunn's paper, it would seem that Bob is manufactur ing campaign material quite agreeable to our democratic friends." The postmaster editor of the Free Press must have had his boss, Congress man Davis, in mind. Anyhow if he will substitute Davis for Dunn he will come nearer the truth. A banker from a southern Minne sota town, possibly Blue Earth, was arrested in a St. Paul department store on Christmas eve on the charge pilfering holiday wares. Upon of being searched by the detectives he was caught with the goods and several articles which he had swiped were tumbled out of his pockets he had in his wallet a roll of bills sever al inches in diameter. The only explanation he gave was, I don't know why I did it." The store owners took pity on the old hypocrite and refused to prefer charges against him. Had it been some poor devil without a dollar in his pocket who had stolen to provide bread or fuel for his family he would have been instantly jugged and probably given 90 days the next morning. The rich sneak-thief, we presume, will continue to pose as a great moral reformer in his home town until 'such' time as the devil may claim his own. THE POOR CORPORATIONS! Governor A. O. Eberhart may take the initiative in a test of the federal corporation tax.St. Paul Dispatch, Dec. 27. The article goes on to say that the governor deems the lav unjust be cause it imposes double taxation, and that it is also an invasion of state's rights, and he may ask Attorney General Simpson to bring an action to test the constitutionality of the act. The governor, if his personal organ quotes him correctly, seems to be overly anxious to curry favor with the corporations. It is a matter does not concern him officially, corporations are amply able to for their own interests. If 'the and powerful corporations of country are obliged to contribute a few million dollars in taxes toward the support of the United States government we fail to see why the accidental governor should raise his eloquent voice in protest. Governor Eberhart is altogether too solicitous of the welfare of the poor, down trodden, under-capitalized corpora tions! NEWSPAPERDOM The time is approaching when the colored cover for Christmas numbers of newspapers will disappear. These gaudy embellishments, which are of a tiresome sameness, are being used less every year. A very creditable industrial edition, finely illustrated, was issued last week by the Waconia Patriot. There were, among other illustrations, several views of Coney Island of the West and a picture of our old friends, Monsieur and Madame Amblard, who own a beautiful summer residence on the island mentioned. Editor Reil's in dustrial edition is an excellent produc tion and, from what we know of the enterprising people of Waconia, they certainly appreciate it. THE ^BINCBTOH VISlplShr TBTOBSDAY, DEOBMBEH 30, f!#09. that The care rich the The government has appealed the decision of Judge Holt of New York in the sugar case to the United States supreme court. The judge held that certain of the trust officials were pro tected from prosecution by the statute of limitations. It will be a disgrace to the country if these rascally thieves worm out of punishment upon such grounds as these. 'Congressman James A. Tawney says that the Panama canal will be open on January, 1915, and as he has been down to the isthmus and had every opportunity for securing data, he certainly knows whereof he speaks. The estimate of the total expenditure for the construction of the canal is placed at $375,000,000, and this is not an extravagant sum considering the enormous amount of work involved. A. Smith the Moses The republicans are having a regular Kilkenny cat of a time picking out a candidate for governor to suc ceed Eberhart. One thing is certain they won't have the present incumbent if they can possibly avoid it. Jacob son finished himself last time. Dunn is the best man they have, but he cannot get the support of all of his party. The Eberhart faction will bolt him under any and all circumstances. Brower and Lee are the longest kind of shots for place. C. A. Simth is not mentioned much but he is being carefully groomed by the actual manipulators of the political sweep stakes. Mr. Smith will stand an ex cellent show of winning out if he is nominated. At least he is the only man they can put up who will stand a show.Holdingford Advertiser. Joel Heatwole Praises Mattson. They are talking of nominating Hon. G. H. Mattson of Roseau county, state treasurer. Mr. Mattson might well fill a more honorable and responsible position. If the republi can party really wishes to select for the executive office one who is able, honest and uprightan independent man of high characterwho has a mind of his ownone who has formed no entangling alliances and who is not identified with any factiona man of fine presence and good addres, who could be depended upon to represent the state on all occasions adequately and with dignity, it could not well do better than to select the Hon. G. H. Mattson of Roseau.Northfield News. All Fixed by Dar and Ed. The Pioneer Press last week printed a list of the candidates for republican nomination on the state ticket that have been "agreed upon" by the astute politicians of the twin cities, meaning "Ed." Smith and "Dar" Reese, probably. This is a par ticularly happy disposition of things and will of course obviate the neces sity for a state convention next spring.Elk River Star-News. OPINIONS OF EDITORS Same Old Price Somehow tbe price of kerosene keeps about in the old place, notwithstand ing Kellogg's coup.Rush City Post. Will ob Up Occasionally. Some of de gang who are trying so hard to keep Bob down, can't help but take notice of a few of the good ideas that bob up whenever the ex auditor gets to talking.Walker Pilot. .$- $- Hold Your Jack Pine. A north state exchange predicts that in a few years the farmers who have jack pine on their lands will be able to get into the millionaire class from the sale of their trees.Mississippi Valley Lumberman. Can't Stop 'Em by Statute If anyone thinks a little thing like a statute is going to prevent the democrats from nominating John Lind for governor next year, they have another guess coining.Orton ville Herald-Star. g. Frank Day Wants an Easy Mark. We repeat: The proper and logical thing for our republican friends to do is to renominate A. O. Eberhart for governor by acclamation. Any other action will spell party disruption and ingratitude.Fairmont Sentinel. $- Roads Absolutely Necessary Because Northern MilleLacs county is not settled, is not to say we haven't the best land on earth. Even a gold mine requires a shaft to get into it and a road to take the ore away. Roads are what we must have.Lake Breeze. $- W Love Our Rugged Northland The development of Northern Min nesota is a theme on which the editors of the state can write many volumes. Nearly every issue of every paper in this section has something about the growth of its locality.Brainerd Tribune. $- No Task Cannot Accomplish! [t is stated on good authority that Gov. Eberhart is at work rearrang ing the schedule of Halley's comet, and that hereafter its appearance will be annual and will mark the opening of the Minnesota state fair.Wilkin County Gazette. Wants I Handed to Him. The Brainerd Tribune asks Rip Brower to rise up and tell an expec tant constituency just where he is at. Rip's right at home, brother, waiting for that expectant constituency to ring the iront door bell and hand himxsomething on a platter.Walker Pilot. $- he All Important Issue Bob Dunn says the Alpha and Omega of state development can be summed up in two wordsGood Roadsand Mr Dunn is right. The improvement of our waterways sink into insignificance when compared to the question of good roads.Madison Independent-Press. Hill's Head Is Level. Bryan denies that he intended to make a national issue of prohibition. He does think, however, that if a state votes for prohibition, it should be able to give the proposition a fair trial, and liquor should not be shipped into the state under federal permits. That's different.Little Falls Herald. $ Resigned Because He Was "Obliged" Too The state agricultural school is to be congratulated on its rescue from the slough of politics that threatened it when Mr. Olson was elected to the position of dean. Albert Woods, a practical and able man, was elected to the deanship vice Mr. Olson, re signed.Dassel Anchor. s A Mere Supposition. Some of our exchanges are insinuat ing that a number of subscribers ap pear to think that the tariff placed the papers on the free list. It didn't neither is the paper used on the free list. And even if it was true we rather think the newspaper boys would insist upon being paid occasionally by the subscribers.Stillwater Gazette. $- I Would Pay One Hundred Fold If the State Capital Combination was half as anxious to give roads and bridges to the roadless and bridgeless section of northern Minne sota as Bob Dunn seems to be, mil lions of dollars would be pouring into the treasury from the sales of the state lands for the benefit of southern Minnesota in place of the few thous ands that dribble in now.Big Fork Compass. Will Some One Please Explain? Here's a mighty queer thing. On his trip to Washington Governor Eber hart is said to have had two men ar rested .for cheating at poker on the train. Later he explained to a re porter that he himself never played a game of poker nor any games of chance but when he saw these men be ing fleeced he thought it time some action was taken, ttow how the deuce did he know those fellows were cheat ing if he had never* played poker? Will some one kindly tell us?Owa tonna Tribune. J. $- Jacobson a Good Man. The talk is now that Lac qui Parle county is going to return Hon. J. F. Jacobson to the legislature. As a member of the house Jake is a valua ble man. He stands for what ia right and further isn't afraid to express his views. A dozen members like Jacobson in the legislature would be a great improvement and doubtless result in good to the people of the state.Winnebago City Press News. $- J* Political Defeneration. Gov. Eberhart declared for absolute divorcement of his office from politics. Not only is the governor's office under his regime a more active political center than formerly, but the brand of politics played is of a lower grade. He having miserably failed in his divorce case, it is now up to the peo ple to divorce him from the office. And there is little doubt that they will do it, if not at the primary then at the polls.Redwood Reveille. *S $- A Horse of Another Color. The joke is on the Fairmont Senti nel. The board of county com missioners of Martin county, over whelmingly democratic, appointed a republican, J. E. Palmer, county attorney, and the Sentinel doesn't like it a little bit. For several years that paper has been preaching "inde pendent voting" but now that the commissioners have followed out the doctrine the Sentinel winces under the lash. It is to laugh!Winnebago Enterprise. His Christmas Present S. M. Fullerton, who has been con nected in one capacity or another with the game and fish commission for the past 21 years, drew, his Christmas present last week in the shape of a dismissal "for the good of the ser- vice." The dismissal proved quite a shock to Mr. Fullerton, who, instead of looking for a discharge, was figur ing on stepping into Executive Agent Avery's shoes, nexc January. Which reminds us that while aiming for the stars one should always look out for stump's.Red Wing Free Press. Not Much Sympathy for Samuel. The position of the superintendent of the state fish hatchery is more or less humble and obscure, and yet the announcement that S. F. Fullerton, familiarly known as "Pickerel Sam," had been deposed from that position has met with the hearty approval of the state press without regard to political affiliations. By changing his politics with rapidity and dis cretion Sam has hung on through successive administrations for 10 or 15 years but he couldn't fool the powers that be any longer.Orton ville Herald-Star. straight Talk to Joel. It appears, according to some of the political highbrows, that the candi date nominated for governor must be satisfactory to Mr. Dunn, Mr. Jacob son and a few other defeated candi dates. Perhaps, we would take our chances, however, with one who would be satisfactory to the people and represented their views.Northfield News. Joel P. Heatwole, editor of the above named paper, and a few twin city guys have been the main cause of the defeat of the republican party the three past state campaigns, because they did not have the whole say as to who should represent the people. Vesta Censor. He Believes in Advertising. Whoever it is that handles the pub licity department for Governor Eber hart, he is certainly delivering the goods in a manner that should make all other press agents before him blush with shame. Every paper tells what the governor is doing, has done, or intends to do or try to do. He is making speeches in the east, settling the strike, or conserving the public resources of Minnesota, advocating fine new issues, doing something every minute that will serve as an excuse to get him into the papers. Guess Ralph Wheelock is making good, all right.North Branch Review. Farmers' Short Coarse The short course for farmers at the state school of agriculture will com mence on January 14 and continue four weeks. The course includes in struction and demonstrations agri culture, horticulture, live stock, farm I Ought to be Everybody's Slogan .Hn-jAt botany, dairying, poultry, entomol ogy, cope tying, good roads, farm and outing trips yon should not for chemistry, farm drainage, veterinary get to take a case of golden grain science, farm and power machinery, belt beer with you. Your outing is tetc. The enrollment fee is five dol-'not complete without it. Order of lars. A bulletin giving full informa- your nearest dealer or be supplied by tion will be furnished upon applica- Sjoblom. Bros., Princeton, tion to the School qf Agriculture, University Farm, St. Paul. State News. A fire caused $70,000 damages at Millard hall, the main dental and pharmacology building at the univer sity of Minneosta, on Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer and their two children, residing twelve miles south of Red Wing, are critically ill of trichinosis, the result of eating fresh pork. This should be a warn ing to people not to eat pork which is only partly cooked. The bequest of the late Julia A. R. Flint of $19,500 to Hamline university for the advancement of women's ed ucation was announced last Friday, when Judge William Louis Kelly of. the district court issued an order for that amount to be granted the insti tution. Mrs. Flint died five years ago and left one-fourth of her prop erty to Hamline. Judge Kelly has authorized the immediate sale of the property. Oscar Erstinea started with his wife to attend Christmas night exercises at the Finnish Temperance hall at Vir ginia, but he stopped on tbe way to blow himself up with a dynamite cap. Erstinea warned his wife and she escaped by running. Erstinea was instantly killed. The desperate man deliberately lit a match and ignited the fuse, holding the deadly charge in his hand until it exploded. He was 35 years old and, besides his wife, left four children. Dr. Thomas Jonnesco, the Rouman ian surgeon, on Friday demonstrated the use of the new anaesthetic, stov aine, before forty Minnesota surgeons at the state hospital, Rochester. Three operations were performed, one upon an aged woman, one upon a man with a weak heart, and one upon a tubercu lar patient. Owing to conditions, not one of the three would have been desirable under ether. The operations were regarded by the gallery of sur geons as illustrating admirably the practical use of stovaine under cer tain circumstances. Not one of the patients felt pain. One said he felt good the tubercular negro said he felt rather numb. The woman tried several times to lift her head and watch the surgeons. No bad results followed in any case. Starting in the Como yards, a Great Northern freight tram ran wild for four miles on Christmas day, ending its runaway career by crashing through two brick walls in the bag gage room of the St. Paul union sta tion, the engine landing in the base ment, a freight car being left in the inner baggage room and the rest of the train piled high under the ti ain shed. There were twelve cars to the train. It was the worst wreck in the history of the St. Paul union station yards. Failure of the airbrakes on the engine to operate caused the wreck. With the airbrakes uncontrollable engineer and fireman were powerless. It is all down grade from the Como yards and by the time the depot was reached the train was traveling at a tremendous rate. The train crew jumped and escaped injury. No Settlement In Sight It was confidently expected that the switchmen's strike would have been terminated by the close of last week, but negotiations between- the repre sentatives of the strikers and the railroads were abruptly broken off the first of the week, and the prospects of an early adjustment of the trouble have gone glimmering. The stumbling block was in taking back the strikers en masse pending arbitration of the matters in dispute. The railroads offered to put all the strikers they had places for to work, but absolutely re fused to discharge those switchmen who had stood by them and men with whom they had contracts. The officials of the switchmen's union de manded that all the strikers should be immediately reinstated in the posi tions they occupied prior to the strike. The switchmen were perfectly willing to submit to arbitration the matters in disputejust what the railroads pro posed to do before the strike was orderedbut, as related, insisted upon the reinstatement of all the strikers in their former positions. A Home In An Auto Turning an automobile into a prac tical traveling house is the idea of a party of Boston men who are ardent lovers of the woods and wilds. It is equipped with all possible conven ience for hunting in the Maine woods. It is furnished with comfortable bunks and bedding, carries a complete cook ing outfit and is literally a portable home. The ponderous machine is hung low and furnished with immense power so that it can grind through boggy ground and over small stumps iif necessary. For hunting, fishing i For Sale i Bob Dunn has adopted the slogan that had of Good Roads, and here's hoping! of the Zenith rang coa for he will make it win.Fairmont Senti- stoves. It cannot be excelled nel. 47-8t ^w^MSS^M Maple and oak wood. We also carrycathebmost i A 0- complete stock of coal Weemakela specialtycoo G. E. Rice & Co. $..-- tw ^iMkM i mJ "3, -53S Si-'