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i ^W^WB THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. O. DUNN. Ar *bliab*l ETry Thowday. TBHMS-S1.00 PER YEAR IN A'DVANOE. 1.85 IF NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. PPIOBl FIRST ST EAST OP OOURTHOUSBt Q. I. STAPLES, Baslneaa Manager. TH05-. H. PROW5B Bdltor. INTERESTING FIGURES. These figures, obtained from the state auditor's office, will prove inter esting: Number of acres on tax rolls of state for 1909, 41,768,490 increase over previous year, 437,202. Valua tion of lands, 1909, $607,458,044 aver age value per acre $14.54, an increase of 46 cents per acre over 1908. Value"' of .lots, 1909, 8324,797,213 increase over 1908, $7,833,936. Valuation of personal property, 1909, $176,350,495 increase over 1908, $10,334,075. Total assessed valuation of state for year 1909, $1,108,605,752 increase over valuation of 1908, $43,595,552. The tax rate for state purposes this year is 2.80 mills last year it was 3.33 mills. The average rate of taxation throughout the state this year is 27.79 mills last year it was 26.98 mills. Total taxes levied in the state for this year is $30,813,670.17 last year the total was $28,732,636.92. The total valuation of Mille Lacs county is $2,293,258 the average rate of taxation is 42.06 mills the average value of land per acre is $4.36. Total valuation of Isanti county, $3,535,055 average rate of taxation, 27.78 mills average value of land per acre, $10.27. Total valuation of Sherburne county, $2,239,392 average rate of taxation, 35.12 mills average value of land per acre, $6.60. Only five counties in the state have failed to levy a county road and bridge taxDodge, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Ramsey and Sibley. Many of the smaller counties have levied the limit permitted by law. The total amount of road and bridge taxes levied by all the counties amounts to $869,940.75. The townships of the state, however, have levied $1,394,- 313.65 for road and bridge purposes, and this does not include the road tax levied by the town supervisors, which will probably amount to as much more. The total taxes levied for educa tional purposes exclusive of the amount levied for bonds and interest other than state loans amounts to $10,019,686.01. NO liT.UFFTNG HERE. Every newspaper you pick up is shouting for good roads every poli tician you meet tells you it is the sal vation of the country every prospec tive office seeker before he is ques tioned vouchsafes the information that he favors any legislation that will give the farmer good roads on which to haul his grain and other produce to market. Every farmer and business man at one time or another have gone on record as favoring these measures, and they pay the bulk of the taxes. Now why don't we get good roads or get some means to get good roads withor is everybody bluffing? Brainerd Dispatch a No bluffing here The Union has pointed out the only practical way ofleague getting good roadsby providing for a general 1-mill state road tax. Talk will not build good or even passable roads. It requires money to construct roads How can the money be obgreater tained save by taxation^ What fairer method than that proposed by thebut Union 0 Why should not the large cities where wealth is concentrated assist in getting good roads in the country? Why should not the United States Steel corporation be permitted to contribute $250,000 annually to aid in the up-building of the state from which it is extracting so much wealth? Why delay the good work for twoed years? THE DEMOCRATS WANT HIM. Why all this knocking by good re publican papers against Gov. Eber hart0 He is accused of being the can- didate of the steel trust, the brewing interests, railroads and other sinister powers and of having been already slated by the "gang" as the nominee for governor. This is pretty severe on our amiable governor and it may be founded somewhat on jealousy or unfair prejudice, and in any case it is not pleasant to hear. Gov. Eberhart is the logical republican candidate and, in line with the party's past rec ord and policy, isntitle to a unan imous nomination.Albert Lea Stan dard. The Standard, edited by Mr. H. G. Day, brother of the chairman of the democratic state central committee, is generally recognized as theablest democratic newspaper inline ffast con gressional district. Many of the leading republican papers of southern Minnesota are loudly clamoring for Mr. Eberhart. For reasons best known to themselves the democratic editors of that section are ably sec onding the efforts of their republican brethren. It is a notorious fact that the-brewers, the railroads, the steel trust, the twin city rapid transit com pany, Dar Reese, Boss Ed. Smith and the entire federal machine want Mr. Eberhart nominated. The sentiment seems to be unanimous John Lind will think twice and then some before tackling an opponent with such power ful backing. State Auditor Iverson's suggestion that the state should pay its propor tionate share of the cost of construct ing roads through lands owned, or partly owned, by the state needs elucidation. A projected road might not touch a single forty of state land yet the construction of that road might be of benefit to thousands of acres of land owned by the state and add to the selling price of the same. Does Mr. Jverson's plan contemplate that the state lands benefited should bear a proportionate share of the cost of road-construction, and if so by whom and how is the acreage benefited and the extent of the benefits conferred to be determined, and under whose supervision is the state aid to be ex pended? We doubt the practicability of the plan. In constructing a ditch it is an easy matter to ascertain what lands will be benefited, and to pro portionately assess the costs accord ingly. But it is different with a public highway. Public highways not only benefit the residents along side the same but many remote from the line of road and the traveling public as well. If the northern counties, which contain large bodies of state land, are to secure material aid in the construction of roads it will only be obtained through a statewide comprehensive good roads scheme under state supervision. Bob Dunn's praise of H. O Bjorge in last week's Princeton Union when commenting on the latter's ambitions to succeed Con gressman Steenerson does not sound much like the things he said about Bjorge last winter during the tonnage tax controversy.Moorhead News. When or where did Bob Dunn ever write or utter an unkind word of or concerning Hon. H. O. Bjorge? During the tonnage tax controversy Mr. Dunn, when addressing the house committee on taxes, paid the highest compliment he was capable of to Mr. Bjorge and said his tonnage tax bill was the fairest of the kind ever in troduced in the legislature. As a man and as a legislator Mr. Bjorge is sans reproach. The editor of the Moorhead News and truth seem to have parted company. Doc. Wiley, the government's chief chemist, asserts that the hen is in with those who are increasing the cost of living. "I is not the hen's fault." declared he, "she can only lay so much egg, but she is being bred so that she will produce a number. The eggs are con sequently of smaller size." There is one remedy,one way of getting even with the unscrupulous hen breeders,and that is to enact laws compelling the sale of eggs by weight. Dissatisfied with the arbitrary methods pursued by Duluth com mission men, farmers of St. Louis and adjoining counties have organiz a producers' co-operative associ ation and will employ a competent man in the Zenith city and Superior to market their produce. This shows that the farmers are becoming alive to their interests and, if they hold to gether, the movement cannot prove other than advantageous. A negro down at Montgomery, Mo was given four years in the peni tentiary for stealing four turkeys. Had the culprit been a white 'man he would likely have escaped with a fine of four bits. It is safe to say that the millions of Catholics who have entered tbe meat boycott will hold out longer than the majority of Protestants who pledged themselves to abstain from eating flesh. MHiMiMiiiiiniiiHiiiiummiiM i OPINIONS OF EDITORS Always the Case. It is generally the crookedes't poli-. tician that howls the' loudest about political corruption.Albert Lea Times-Enterprise.v Trying to Ba^vfe Him His Duty. Is Bob Dunn trying to put the ministration in a hole by advocating an extra session of the legislature? What! An etxra session with no pay? ElkJRiver Staj-News. 'Why They Insurge. It is the Most Important Question THE PRIKCETON UNION: ^THUBSDATT, FEBBTTABY 17, IMO. Robert C. Dunn believes that an extra session of the legislature should be called and legislation passed which will start the building of public high ways. There is no'doubt but that the road question is one of the most im portant which is confronting the people of the state and Mr. Dunn is determined to bring it to the front. Fergus Falls Journal. 5 it Appeals to the People. Bob Dunn intimates that Governor Eberhart can prove his faithfulness to the people by calling an extra session of the legislature this spring to con sider a good roads measure and de clares that the session need not cost more than $10,000 if the governor uses his power to confine it to good roads. Mr. Dunn's good roads program should appeal to the people all right. North Branch Review. Won't Lick the Hand that Smites Him The Princeton Union still continues its systematic attack on Eberhart. You can find the "slams" in every issue and they will be there until the republican convention is called to order. The dope is .getting ChUst nutty.Chisago County Press. Put yourself in Bob's place and we doubt if you would be clamoring very hilariously for the governor come now!Elk River Star-News. $- Rural Districts Furnish the Brains Just now there is a great qutcry against country people flocking into the cities, depleting the country and overstocking the cities. But where would the cities get their brains and their brawn from if it were not forPotter the influx from the country? The cities' own output in that line is mere ly a cheap imitation which runs out in the second or third generation. Red Wing Free Press. $- He Doesn't Need Grooming:. Although the republicans would will it otherwise the leading democrats of the state are grooming John Lind for governor. Mr. Lind stands well in the estimation of the people of Minne sota and there are hundreds of voters in this state who would like to redeem themselves for voting for one Van Sant a few years ago. John Lind is by all odds the strongest man the democrats could nominate.Cam bridge Independent-Press. Why Sacrifice Tlielr Time Why should women wish to be given the privilege of the ballot when it is reported that a New York woman has made $8,000 in one recent? real estate transaction: another cleared $12,000 from the profits of a dairy tone rfarm -*}"NEWSPAPERBOM i adhave More congressmen become "in- surgents" because they do not getinterests what they want in the way of com mittee assignments and appointments than from principle.Albert Lea Times-Enterprise. $- faood Advice. Advertise, and advertise vigor ously, no matter how successful your business may be. When things are coming your way, keep them coming by a judicious use of space in theEdmison paper that goes to the homes you wish to reach.Bemidji Pioneer. in year and still anotner made an annual net profit of several thousand dollars from a western fruit farm. Hanging around the polls^in order to vote would be too much of a sacrifice of their valuable time.Mrs. Fuller in Little Falls Transcript. $- Would Make It an Earthly Heaven Should Robert C. Dunn go to theReichart next legislature and advocate per sistently and determinedly good roads, first, last and all the time, he will do the state an everlasting good that will live long after Robert has gone to the home that is fairer than this. Mr. Dunn suggests that a mill tax would raise $1,000,000 a year and that the entire fund should be exsociety pended by the state highway com mission, and that the present require ment that the county shall, spend twice as much as the state, be removed. A commission of experts with $1,000,000 a year to invest would soon make Minnesota the envy of the balance of the United States, at least as far as good roads are concerned. With the best roads in the country, the best water and the most healthful climate, what better do we need than to live in Minnesota? Many of our people are delaying going to heaven because of the attractions of Minnesota.Still Watet Gazette N. H. Ingersoll of the Brainerd" Dispatch has finally been reappointed postmaster of that city. Congressman Lind berg had recommended another man more than a year ago. "Bob" Ingersoll is a first-class man and a fine fellow. Mr. Lind berg ought to recommended him for reappoint ment in the first place. It was a big mistake to have the meeting of the State Editorial associ ation and the Bemidji convention for the promotion of northern Minnesota at the same time. C. S. Mitchell is to discuss the tonnage tax at the Bemidji convention. Charley understands the subject and that's more than can be said of most of the fellows who attempt to discuss .the question. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. A surgical operation was per formed by Dr. Cooney on Clarence on Tuesday. Mrs. Thos. M. Branley is at the hospital for medical treatment and is making a satisfactory recovery. Miss Mabel Fox, who was operated upon by Dr. Cooney on January 31 for appendicitis, returned to her home last Thursday. Martha Freeland entered the hospi tal last Thursday suffering from pneumonia. Her brother, who .had been at the hospital suffering from the same disease, returned home on Saturday. Born, at the hospital, on Saturday, February 12, to Mr. and Mrs. Nels Johnson, a son. Martin Stenson, who underwent an operation for appendicitis on Mon day, is doing well. Tom Marvin was operated upon for appendicitis last evening. Dr. George Parsons of Elk River, who was at the hospital suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, returned home on Friday. Mrs. Parsons remained at the hospital with him during the two weeks he wasHatch's there. School Report, District 5. School report for district 5, Green bush, for month ending February 14: Number of pupils enrolled, 24 average attendance, 23. Those present twenty days were Katie, Walter, Carl, Olaf, Thomas, Henry and Abraham Abrahamson, Ole, Joseph, Otto and Hilmer Johnson, Lizzie, Bert, George and Helga Nelson, Albert Larson, Hilda Stay. Number of visitors, 3. Mae Davis, Teacher. Fat Casey Dead. By the death of Pat Casey Aitkin, lost one of its best known and most popular business men. He was asso ciated in business with Mr. Warren for many years. Mr. Casey was held in high esteem by the people of Aitkin and vicinity. Ghost Still Walks. According to the Milaca Times the ghost btill walks in Forest Hill ceme tery. Beats all how people in a tem perance village will keep seein' things o'nights. Horses for Sale. Seventy head of horses for sale at Anoka, Minn. All first class and will be found as represented. Weight from 1,200 to 1,600 pounds. J. L. Weaver & Son. BLUE HILl John Thompson has purchased a new horse. Justin Lavelle is hauling his baled hay to Princeton. Hartman Camp and family visited friends .in north Blue Hill last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Northway are the happy parents of a daughter, born February 13. Nels Johnson's wife is at the Northwestern hospital at Princeton for medical treatment. Carpenter Bros, have just had 75promoted cords of stove wood sawed and areond hauling the same to Princeton. Wert Metzer has returned from a two weeks' visit at Kennan, Wis., and has engaged to work for Chas. the coming season. Mr. Pierson, who owns the Harvey farm, has returned from the woods near Duluth, where he spent a portion of the winter in a logging camp. The oyster supper at C. W. Taylor's was well attended and theboys' proceeds of the supper and thegoing articles sold by the Ladies' Aid amounted to over $7.00. Mrs. Emma Nelson, who lives just over the line in Santiago, has rented her farm to Thomas Linden for a term of five years and will remove to Little Falls, where her daughters are living. Ole Abrahamson of Winnipeg has been visiting relatives in Blue Hill Blu and Greenbush the past week. Ole is engaged in the real estate business in Winnipeg and reports that place thriving. We are glad to see that the Green bush correspondent has awakened from his long sleep., and we hope we may hear regularly from him in the future, for we all like to know what is going on in Greenbush. *^^^%Mi^MMi^M ***S*|. Items Whajt a Cough Does 1i ft endangers life. Yes, even the slight cough is a menace to life. The lungs are delicate organs and coughing irritates them and frequently tears their delicate tissue, possibly beyond repair if the cough is allowed to become violent. Jack's White Pine Expectorant will do it quickly. It's not just a cough stopper, either it's a cure, because it removes the cause. It is a modern, phar maceutical preparation of old fashioned ingredientsingredi ents that curell the coughs of your grandparents. Money back if you are not satisfied. Price 25 and 50 cents. Open Sundays from 9 a. to 1 i Nelson's photos please the people. C. A. JACK The Rexall Druggist OfInterest from 4 various sources. George I. Staples is the only person who Is Authorized to collect money due this office In every case the party paying money is entitled o and should insist upon receiving a printed receipt. R. c. DUNN. Publisher High-grade native horses at Aulger ines' barn. 7-tfc Kopp & Bartholomew carry a page ad in this issue. Cheapest money on farm loans can be had at M. S. Rutherford & Co. 's. 35-tf and lot office. For sale, a six-room house with barn. Inquire at i on Men's and boys' wearables are too cheap at Kopp & Bartholomew's store to go poorly dressed. See for your self. Ad on page 5. If you want to sell or rent your land call on or write to Uglem Co. at Long Siding. They have a number of inquiries for land. 23-tf Four hundred have taken advantage of Kopp & Bartholomew's odd andlicious end sale. Have you? Sale continued to Saturday, March 5. See ad on page 5. Mrs. W. H. Ferrell, who has been visiting in Chicago, returned home on Tuesday evening. She was accompan ied by her sister, Mrs. Robinson. Services in the German language will be held at the Princeton Swedish Lutheran church by Rev. Otto Strauch on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keasjing and three children of Minneapolis are on a visit to Mrs. Keasliug's father, August Gerth, and other relatives. Kopp & Bartholomew have con tinued their odd and end sale to Saturday, March 5. Their ad, giving a list of goods on sale, appears on page 5. Twenty-two tubs of butter were turned out by the Princeton Co-opera tive creamery for the week ending Monday and nineteen of them were shipped. W. H. Ferrell & Co. and Geo. E. Rice & Co. are now prepared to pur chase all potatoes that may be brought in and to pay the prevailing market price therefor. Russell Farnham's friends will be pleased to know that he has been from first sergeant to sec lieutenant at Pillsbury academy, where he and his sister, Ethel, are attending school. Mrs. C. A. Caley received a tele gram from Plattville, Wis., on Satur day conveying the information that her grandmother was seriously ill. She and her husband left for that place upon the same day. Opportunity comes and goes. Hun dreds of odds and ends in men's and clothing and furnishings are at a low price at Kopp & Bar tholomew's store while they last. Sale continued to Saturday, March 5. If you are looking for good, sound native horses, young and suitable for all purposeshorses that are guar anteedcall at Wm. Ross' barns. These horses are among the best ever brought to Princetonthey will give satisfaction. 2-tfc Fred Galbert, a young Minneapolis architect, spent a week's vacation in Princeton visiting his numerous friends. The time was pleasantly passed in hunting and fishing. He was the guest of Mr. and Mrs, Adolph Steinbach. M^^^^aw M. J. Rawn was home from to Monday. barn. 7-tfc McMillan went to on legal Attorney E. L. St. Paul yesterday morning business. A dance will be given at Sanford on Saturday night to which the public is invited. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Peterson left yesterday for Minneapolis to visit friends for a couple of days. Friday Jos. Johnson was in Princeton on business Friday and Saturday. Mrs. T. H. Prowse returned on Monday from a month's visit in St. Paul. Carload of young native work horses just arrived at Aulger Rines' 7-tfc For sale, a first-class fresh cow. Apply to Joseph Wolf, section 6, town of Princeton. itp Dr. J. F. Kothman, optometrist, will be at L. G. Prescott's store from March 15 to 20. 7-tfc The M. E. Ladies' Aid society will meet with Mrs. C. O. Moore next Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Lester arrived home from St. Paul on Saturday and returned to the capital city Monday. A severe blizzard struck the town amidships on Monday night and piled up tons of snow on the sidewalks. Beginning with March 1 no cream will be received at the Princeton Co operative creamery after 3 o'clock in the afternoon. A very fine supper was served by the Dorcas society in the Cooney building last evening and many people partook thereof. You can get from $6 to $7 per ton for your wild hay and from $10 to $11 per ton for your tame hay at Geo. E. Rice & Co.'s, Princeton. tf-c Try the Klondike coffeeit is de and fragrant. With each 25 cent package a pretty dish is given as a premium. California Fruit Store. Roy McFarland will ship a car load of potatoes to Preston, Montana, today. Guy McFarland and George Moore will accompany Roy to that place. The many friends of Miss Edith Johnson, teacher in districrt 12, will be glad to learn that she is fast re covering from an attack of pneumonia. The Wahkon and Onamia people who visued Duluth last week on the special excursion train were hand somely entertained by the Commecrial club and the business men of the Zenith Citv. The wrestle advertised to take place at the armory between Earl Chaffee of Pine City and Fred Hass of Princeton on Tuesday night last was called off in consequence of the death of Mr. Hass' mother. Lost, on Saturday night, between and Nels Robideau's in a plain gold locket with "A. A. R. on same. Princeton Greenbush. monogram Finder please return to Princeton, for reward. Alma Roos, MARKET REPORT The quotations hereunder are those prevailing on Thursday morning at the time of going to press POTATOES Triumphs 80 Burbanks 20 Ohios 35 Kose 25 GRAIN, HAY, ETC. Wheat, No. 1 Northern $1.06 Wheat, No. 2 Northern 1.04 Wheat, No. 3 Northern 1.02 Barley 50@55 Oats 37@40 Flax firstname.lastname@example.org Rye 63@67 Wild hay email@example.comO Tame hay firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE STOCK Fat beeves, per fi 3c 3Jc Calves, per So 4c@5c Hogs, per cwt $7.00 $7.50 Sheep, per fi 3c@4c Hens, old, per Bb 7c@8e Springers, per lb 9c@10c PRINCETON ROLLER MILL. QUOTATIONS. Wheat, No. 1 Northern $1.08 Wheat, No. 2 Northern 1-06 Corn, aew 55 MINNEAPOLIS. Minneapolis, Wednesday evening. Wheat, No. 1 hard, $1.16 No. 1 Nor thern, $1.15: No. 2 Northern, $1.14. White Oats, 46c No 3, 451c. Rye, 75f@76Jc. Flax, No. 1, $2 19. Corn, No. 3 Yellow, 60Jc. Barley, 60c@6Jc.