THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O. DUNN.
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PPIOBl FIRST ST EAST OP COURTHOUSE.
a I. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSB
A scientific delver into the dim past
has discovered that the first men tothemselves
inhabit this earth were almost 17 feet
in height and four feet broad. In
his own estimation many a man is
equally as big at the present day.
We have now passed through both
the census and the assessment ordeal
and are still alive.Fergus Falls
And we have also passed safely
through the tail of Mr. Halley's
The Duluth Herald says: "Open
ings of government land for filing
and settlement, such as the opening
of Minnesota lands set for June 20,
are factors for contests, sources of
immense revenue for land lawyers,
and sources of years of worry and
great expense for those who brave the
dangers of the game and place their
all on the turn of a card."
The Eberhart organs claim the
governor holds a "royal flush." Will
Elder Eastman or Deacon Dunn
please explain what this means?
Frank Day in Fairmont Sentinel.
Deacon Dunn doesn't know nuthin'
about a "royal flush," unless it
means that Governor Eberhart has a
"tail holt" on the interests represent
ed by Ed. Smith, Dar Reese and Odin
That the United States will receive
1,000,000 aliens for the fiscal year
ending June 30 is the prediction of
the national immigration bureau.
There is plenty of room for desirable
immigrants in this countrythose who
come here for the purpose of making
the United States their permanent
home,but thousands are admitted,
unfortunately, who should be kept
The news that men connected with
the Lorimer bribery scandal have
confessed is gratifying to William J.
Bryan and he believes that these men
should be given immunity from pun
ishment. Mr. Bryan is altogether too
kind near ted. The fact that these
felons confessed should be taken into
consideration as a reason for mitiga
tion of sentence, but they should not
be permitted to go free.
The Catholic Colonization society
is doing much toward settling up Min
nesota lands, and the immigrants
which it is bringing here are of a very
desirable classpeople who are fairly
well to do and experienced tillers of
the soil. They will make excellent
citizens and will no doubt become
Americanized in short order. The
colonization society is entitled to
credit for its good work.
President Taft has suggested that a
double celebration of the completion
of the Panama canal be held in 1915
one on the Pacific and one on the
Atlantic coast. There is plenty of
time to talk about such an event as
this. It must be remembered that the
Panama canal is being cut in the
earthquake belt, and long before 1915
rolls around the Lord may see proper
to fill it in again with one fell swoop.
A Nebraska minister recently de
clared to his congregation that it is
sacrilegious for people to gather in
groups and gaze at the cometthat it
is making light of the works of the
Creator. How it is sacrilegious is
beyond our ken, and Mve do not befires
lieve the reverend gentleman can find
in the scriptures any authority for
his declaration. The wonderful works
of God are for man's admiration,
whether they are suns, moons,
planets or comets, and so on, ad ino
From a seemingly authentic source
comes the story that the new king of
England and the German emperor
Jove one another. Assuming this to
be true, the predicted declaration of
war by Germany against England may
never materialize. Instead, William,
who is a shrewd diplomat, may cajole
George into forming a strong alliance
with the aim of some day swooping
down upon Francehis old-time
enemy. At any rate we are glad to
learn that they love one another.
Statues to the memory of Pulaski
and Kosciuszko, the Polish patriots,'
were unveiled at Washington last
week. The statue of Pulaski was
given by congress and that of Kosci
uszko was the gift of Polish societies
in this country. It is only right and.
proper that the memory of these brave
men be thus honoredmen who gave
without reserve to the
cause of the struggling colonists in
the American revolutionary war.
As a result of the systematic adver
tising which Canada is doing, and
has been doing for a number of years
past, that country is attracting a
large number of farmers from the
western states, says Daniel J. Keefe,
commissioner general of immigration.
No reason whatever is apparent why
farmers should flock to Canada when
they can secure land which is much
more fertile in this country. Take
northern Minnesota, for instance.
There is no more productive soil on
the face of the earth. But Canada
knows how to advertise and is conse
quently getting the settlers.
In view of the undoubted nomina
tion of Gov. Eberhart we would
suggest to the Princeton Union, as a
piece of friendly advice, that it cease
"knocking" the governor and line up
for republican success.Dassel
The Union does its knocking be
fore and not after the convention, and
it has reason to knock. Mr. Eberhart
may and undoubtedly does look good
to Billy Hamm, Dar Reese and Ed.
Smith, but that is no reason why we
should regard him as one of thebe
Lord's anointed. The indications
are that he will be nominated, but
there is nothing certain except death
Governor Eberhart made a speech
before the Social Service club at
Omaha last week and therein asserted
that the course of study in the public
schools of the country is, in a large
measure, responsible for the delin
quency among the pupils. Upon the
following day Superintendent David
son of the Omaha public schools, one
of the best authorities on educational
matters in the west, took up the cudgel
and refuted every word that the
governor had spoken on this subject,
saying that he knew not whereof he
talked. It is to be regretted that the
governor of the great state of Minne
sota should go about the country
addressing gatherings upon subjects
of which he appears to be utterly
The largest battleship in the Ameri
can navythe Floridahas been
launched. It is 521 feet 6 inches in
lengthnearly as long as a city block
and has a displacement of 21,825
tons. Probably there is not a battle
ship afloat that could tackle the Flori
da and get the best of her. for she isspiritual
considered even more powerful and
better equipped than the British
Dreadnaughts. There are people who
denounce the government for building
such ships, saying we have no use for
them. These people are non-pro
gressives and cannot see beyond the
ends of their noses. Because we
not need a powerful navy today is nothe
reason why we shall not tomorrow.
And then, again, it will never do forpastor
the United States to stand still and
look on while other great powers are
turning out battleships by the dozen.
We must keep pace with the times and
retain our prestige as the foremost
nation of the globe.
Bemidji was threatened by forest
last Sunday and, according to
the Duluth News-Tribune, so immr
nent was the danger that citizens
hastily communicated with Gen. C. C.
Andrews, state forest commissioner,
for assistance. That official appealed
the governor and he ordered that
the state militia at Duluth be held in
readiness to proceed to Beimdji with
out delay, if General Andrews
deemed it necessary! In the face of
threatening danger some people lose
their heads, as it were. What in
name of common sense could 150 or
500 members of the national guard
accomplish in fighting fire that the
same number of private citizens could
not acconmplish? Bemidji is a city
of 10,000 inhabitants and could or
should furnish 5,000 men and women
to fight fire for the protection of their
own homes. J.
A. STATE WIDE MOVEMENT.
On His Head Fell the Penalty
THE PBINCETCXN UNION: THTTBSDAY, MAY 19, ItflO.
The movement for better highways
is not confined to any particular
bunch of countiesit is state-wide.
The people of the rich and older
settled counties of southern Minnesota
are just as deeply interested as those
of the more sparsely-settled counties
of the northern part of the state. A
rousing good roads meeting was held
at Albert Lea last week and was
addressed by Mr. George W. Cooley,
chief engineer of the highway commis
sion, and others. Among the reso
lutions adopted were the following, of
which the Union heartily approves:
"That we strongly recommend that
the expenditure of all state funds be
made under the direct supervision of
the Highway Commission and duly
appointed assistants under their con
trol, and that all such supervision
and all necessary engineering in the
matter of state roads and bridges be
done at the expense of the state.
"We recommend that the legislature
pass an act to put into effect the
quarter mill tax levy for public roads
as provided for in the constitution,
and that a new amendment be sub
mitted to the people providing for a
tax of one mill for such purpose.
"That the legislature be requested
to enact laws that will do away with
the ancient method of working out
road taxes and that a law be passed
encouraging the use of wide tires.
"Realizing that the future of thetion
road system of this state depends
upon a more solid and permanent
construction than has heretofore
obtained we recommend, that the
legislature provide for the establish
ment of stone crushing plants through
out the state, that stone be furnished
and delivered free to the counties, and
that the State Highway Commission
empowered to purchase road ma
chinery for the use of several counties
under such conditions as may be just
"That a suitable appropriation be
made for the Highway Commission so
that they may be enabled to carry out
the requirements of the previous
The truth of the following story is
not vouched for by this paper, but we
will let "Durandal," who is said to
be a resident of Anoka, tell it in hisfor
Permit me to take you away from
the region of Lobster square to a
quiet suburb for a final bit of gossip.
The time is a balmy April evening.
The place is not. far from a pretty
little church. A man in clerical dress
is trying to kiss a pretty rustic girl
as they sit on a bench under a tree.
Hidden in the branches is an old manof
with a stone ready to drop on Jhe
clergyman's head. The pastor of the
church and a member of the choir are
on the way home from service. "He
who is on high can judge of the purity
of the kiss I would give you," says
The senior deacon up the tree says
to himself: I guess so."
The daughter of the deacon is shy of
the kiss. "I doesn't seem right for
you've got a wife and what would she
The pastor argues: "Between you
in the choir and me in the pulpit is a
tie which mundane minds
might cavil at, but up aloft sits one
in judgment from that exalted plane."
"Right you'are," says the deacon.
"You are quite sure it won't be
wicked?" the girl murmurs.
"On my head fall the penalty if I am
wrong. Not on you but on me the
wrath of the Father will descend."
"You just bet it will," and theascertain
drops the stone on the head of
And in guesiog how and why the
had been struck down, the
suburb got into a surge and freshet of
Notice to CarpentersJilds Wanted
The board of supervisors of theBros.
town of Bogus Brook will meet on
June 4, 1910, at 2 o'clock in the after
noon, at the town clerk's office, for the
purpose of receiving bids for the
building of a town hall in section 16
in said town, on the west side of the
All material will be furnished by
the town board and plans and specifi
cations may be seen at the town
clerk's office on or before said date..
A. J. Franzen.
21-3tc Town Clerk of Bogus Brook.
School Report, District 3.
Report of Bogus Brook school,
district 3, for month ending May 6:
Those who attended every day were
Emma Lundgren, Florence, David
and Julius Wige, Anna and Bertha
Dalchow, Kurt Lueck, Lena
Ida May Schmidt, Teacher.
For sale, house and lotseven rooms,
three closets, good cellar, woodshed,
etc., situated in village of Princeton.
Terms, $800 cash, or $500 cash and
assume mortgage of $350. Clear title.
Inquire at Security State bank or write
Mrs. N. R. Jones, 1049 13th ave west,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada,. 21-4tc
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OPINIONS OF EDITORS
Unanimous for Better Roads
For once the newspaper men of the
state are practically unanimous.
They agree that there is a great neces
sity for better roads.Brainerd
"X A the State
When speaking of the democratic
party now they call it Frank Day's
party. This is a real instance where
a man is bigger than his party.
Frank Wants an Easy Mar
After all, much of the warfare on
Gov. Eberhart comes from disappoint
ed politicians. He is the logical can
didate of the party for head of the
ticket and there is no getting around
it.Frank Day's Sentinel.
Eberhart a Cipher?
One democratic state editor says
John Lind or nothing. Well, it will
probably be nothing. At any rate it
not likely to be John Lind. Good
man, all right, but not likely to make
the race against Eberhart.Madison
The Best Advertisement.
The best advertisement any section
or country can have is good roads.
Good roads on section lines also mean
good drainage. Every mile of good
grade with its accompanying excava
adds to the productiveness of the
land and hence is money in the
pockets of the settlers.Middle River
About the Size of It.
Some of the northern Minnesota
papers are talking for re-apportion
ment at the" next session. There is
nothing to it boys. That job should
have been done two years ago. The
senators will be elected this fall for
four years and very few of them will
vote two years off their term.
Northern Minnesota can expect no
re-apportionment for four years at
.Right You Are, Bronson
We do not see who is to be benefited
by the continual gibes given Presi
dent Taft by the republican press of
the state. If newspapers think that
Taft makes error, it is not necessary
them to undertake to make out
that he is not honest and to belittle
him before the people. The president
needs the assistance of the press and
should have it until he proves himself
to be a fraud.Evansville Enterprise.
fitness Should be the Prime Requisite.
For several years past the Journal
has called attention to the absurdity
organizing the legislature along
the lines of the congressional dis
tricts. It is even more absurd for the
republican state convention to attempt
to select candidates according to the
congressional districts in which they
reside. If residence alone was to be
the basis of the selection of candi
dates, our congressional districts are
so arranged that it would be impos
sible to get a fair and just distribu
tion of the places, but what ought to
guide the republican party this year,
in the selection of its candidates, is
not their place of residence but their
character and ability, and the confi
dence which the public places in them.
It is to be hoped that when the time
comes for selecting the candidates for
the republican state ticket that the
convention will forget in what district
they reside.Fergus Falls Journal.
Housekeepers very often find that
the tests they use in marketing, to
an article's freshness,
proves untrustworthy. Cold storage
meat and chicken, for example, may
only be discovered in the cooking and
eating. There is no test in the science
of brewing that can improve or even
stand comparison with golden grain
belt beer. Telephone your nearest
dealer or be supplied by Sjoblom
Young Natlye Horses.
Another lot of fine young native
horses, strong and sound, suitable
for farm purposes, has been received
at my barn. They weigh from 1,100
to 1,700 pounds. At the rate they
are selling they will not last long, so
persons looking for first-class horse
flesh should lose no time in calling at
the barn. Aulger Rines.
My nine-room dwelling house is for
sale and must be disposed of at once
as I am going west. It contains all
the modern conveniences and will be
sold right. Frank Peterson. 21-tfc
Sam Haralson is home for a visit.
Henry Uglem will buy your potatoes.
Ludwig Thompson was in the twin
B. Anderson left on Tuesday for
Long Siding and Estes Brook will
play ball here on Sunday.
Mrs. Henry Uglem and Miss Clara
Evenson visited Mr. and Mrs. Evenson
at Milaca on Sunday.
A surprise was given Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Heme upon their twenty-fifth
[marriage anniversary, Monday even
ing. They received many valuable
I gifts in silverware.
m^^*^**^m***i** i --_--
105 Dozen New Spring Shirts, 50c to $2.50. All the nifty things.
56 Dozen Men's Overalls, tobacco brown stripe, blue and white
stripe, White Bros.' Denim, gold and blue, etc. Custom made.
Not jobbed. Your size will FIT. Your choice 75c.
Nearly 1000 Hats to choose from, all colors, styles, shapes and
prices. Our hats are good. The best hat value obtainable at
the given prices. If this was not so our trade would not be so
enormous in this line the proof is in the wearing. $1.00 to $4.50
New Furnishings Arriving Daily. We offer you the largest,
most complete stock of Men's and Boys' Clothing, Furnishings
and Hats to be found in Mille Lacs county. If you don't believe
it we can show you and will be pleased to do so.
The Avery Clothing House
GALEY LUMBER COMPANY
Yard and office at Railroad Track, near Depot.
-THE BEST GRADES OF
Moulding, Sash, Doors, Maple Flooring, Cedar
and Pine Shingles and Cedar and
Pine Siding at lowest prices.
A LARGE STOCK OF
HAND AT ALL TIMES.
BENJAMIN SOULE, Manager, Princeton, Minn.
L. C. HUMMEL
Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard,
Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
(Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn.
For All Useful Articles^
CALL O/V F. T. KETTELHODT
E Unbleached Muslins 3
L. L., per yard 7c2
Silver, State, per yard 8c-~|
Full Count, per yard 10^:5
g: Shirtings 3
E Bluebell Cheviot, per yard I0
g= Lenox Cheviot, per yard I5
Susquehanna, per yard 12^:2
g: Bleached Muslins 3
S: Farmer's Choice, per yard I0
S~ Fruit of the Loom, per yard 12c 3
E Lonsdale, per yard 13
2~ Dress Ginghams 3
SE E Utility, per yard I0
Toile du Nord, per yard I5
E~ Seersucker, per yard I5
J~ Zephyrs, per yard 25c3
ZZZ We Have a Complete Line of General Merchandise and Are Always 5
g~ Qlad to Show Our Goods. 3
Princeton, Minn. 2
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