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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. Ci DUNN. Published -very Thuriday. TERMSSI.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE- FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURT HOUSE. Q. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. TrIOS. H. PROWSE, Editor. Confound that conservation con gress: it is liable to degenerate into a congress of conversationalists. J. J. Hill asserts that expenditures for national, state and municipal government are too great. And he is right. Unless all signs fail the Union's prediction that John Lind will be the nominee of the democrats for gov ernor will be verified one week from today. Some of the men who have recently declared for county option and ad vanced temperance legislation do not practice what they preach. Example is better than precept. Pine City is to vote on the question of issuing bonds to provide a system of water works. A village without modern improvements is not a de sirable place of residence. More important than a one-mill state road tax is legislation that will require all road taxes to be paid in money and the money to be properly expended under intelligent super vision. That greatest of American fakirs, Walter Wellman, gives it out that he intends to cross the Atlantic ocean in a balloon. He ought to start at once and take along Gifford Pinchot, A. B. Stickney and young Garfield for ballast. Dr. M. N. Triplett has sold his in terest in the Floodwood Broadaxe to his partner,, Mr. E. B. Robinson. The genial doctor wielded a caustic pen and when the spirit moved him he dipped it in vitrol and wrote blister ing paragraphs. It may be incumbent upon the next legislature to thoroughly investigate the expenditures authorized by the state drainage board in several of the northern counties. Complaints of the inefficiency of the drainage work per formed are numerous. From figures published in the St. Cloud Times it appears that Stearns county banks have $6,388,627.27 on deposit, of which amount $4,257,965.39 is time depositsdrawing interest. Prosperity is lying around in big chunks in Stearns county. A short time ago D. Thoma dis posed of his farm in Morrison county and went west to better his condition. Recently he returned to Morrison county and paid $250 for the privilege of buying back his old farm at the price for which he had sold it. John D. Brady, one of the promi nent St. Louis county democrats of the Bryan wing of the party, died at St. Mary's hospital, Duluth, Monday, following an operation for appendi citis. Mr. Brady was a whole-souled man and a splendid fighter for any cause he espoused. Notice has been served on the democratic appointive officers that they must be good if they wish to re tain their jobs. In other words they must sing low if they are forninst Governor Eberhart. Pernicious activity in democratic officials will not be tolerated by the powers that be. Daniel Aberie, wholesale whiskey dealer and prominent democratic politician, of St. Paul, announces^that he will bolt the nomination, of John Land if he^is the choice pf the party for governor, for the reason that Mr. Aberie does not approve of Mr. Lind's county option views. Things are certainly coming Mr. Lind's way. In benighted Tennessee at a recent rural carriers' association convention resolutions were adopted favoring the establishment of a school of instruc tion for road foremen that there be a state director of highways and an en gineer for each grand division and that a competent engineer be employed in each county. Those Tennesseeans have the right idea, There is an eccentric individual ih Le Sueur by the name of Ora J. Parker who thinks dirt roads are good enough for farmers to travel over and haul their produce to mar ket. Le Sueur is one of three counties of the state that did not levy a dollar of county road tax last year. Men of the Parker stripe must be numerous down there. At the Akeley Chautauqau last Sat urday evening Judge C. M. Stanton declared himself unequivocally in favor of county option. Judge Stan ton was appointed to the bench of the 15th judicial distiict by the late Gov ernor Johnson. He is a democrat of state-wide reputation and an eloquent talker, hence his declaration in favor of county option is significant. For less than it would cost to im prove the Mississippi river and main tain a navigable channel, a double track railroad from St. Paul to New Orleans could be built and equipped. The railroad could be utilized every week in the year, while part of the river, under the most favorable condi tions, would be closed to navigation four or five months annually. There is nothing new in the ruling of the tax commission that all church property except that used for public worship is subject to taxation. No state auditor that we are aware of ever ruled otherwise. In 1893 anwas effort was made to enact a law exempting parsonages from taxation. The bill passed the senate but was defeated in the house, and the writer lead the fight against it in the latter body. General Pease of the Anoka Union asserts that, the democratic party makes no mistakes because it never does anything. The indications are that there will be considerable doing in Minneapolis next Thursday. The democratic party declaring for county optionsumptuary legislationwill mark an epoch in the history of the state. The demos will be doing something, certainly, if they force the G. O. P. to espouse the cause of Billy Hamm and Dan Aberie. If what the friends of Ellsworth and Ward say is true, these two gentlemen should both retire from the con gressional race. Each one charges the other with being in the race to assist in the election of Hammond. Slayton Gazette. The above emphasizes the sugges tion made in last week's Union, that all the republican aspirants re tire in favor of Ed. Weaver. If nomi nated Mr. Weaver can be elected over Mr. Hammond or any other democrat that might be pitted against him. Rudolph Lee, the birght and inde fatigable editor of the Long Prairie Leader, announces his candidacy for the senate in the 53rd district which is comprised of the counties of Todd, Wadena and Hubbard. Mr. Lee makes county option the main plank in his platform, and he declares in favor of reapportionment and state development, and he also adds that he is in hearty sympathy with the spirit of the resolutions adopted at the Crookston development conven tion. Three of the old members of the house in Otter Tail countyElmer E. Adams, J. T. Johnson and H. A. Putmanhave filed as republican candidates at the primary election. All three of them are good men, butand Mr. Adams is an especially valuable man in the legislature. He has served in the 1905-7-9 sessions, and while he did not endear himself' to some of his colleagues every right thinking member in his heart apprbved of the manly, independent course Mr. Adams pursued. Coleman Keeley, who has been in the employ of the Great Northern railroad for 31 years as section boss at Euclid in this state, has1 been1' THE PRINCETON TmiOK^ re tired on a pension of $40 per'~ month. There never has been but one wreck on the stretch of road over which Mr. Keeley had supervision, which is pretty good evidence that he attended faithfully to his duties and richly merited the pension bestowed upon him. Even a great corporation oc casionally recognizes and rewards wprth and efficiency in the hutoobiest of its employes. +w )~.i _*P A' special to the Minneapolisff^^^y* Journal from Preston is to the effect that prominent republicans are urging Thomas G. Meighen to be a candidate for state auditor on the democratic ticket. Ill the broad state of Minne sota there is no more fearless and incorruptible champion of the people's interests than Thomas J. Meighen. His labors on the old state board of equalization, under three governors, should endear him to the tax-payers of the state. If he could be elected he would make an ideal state auditor, but under the circumstances we would not advise him to make the race. The odds against him are too great. Twenty or forty years hence, after Hon. Samuel G. Iverson has passed away or voluntarily retired to the shades of private life, there may be an opportunity for some other Fill more county man to loll in a big easy chair in one of the palatial offices of the state capitol. There died in St. Paul the first of the week a man who never made much noise in the world and who did not figure in the political or social life of the capital city to any great extent, but he was pure gold. We refer to Patrick H. Butler. He was one of those quiet, unobtrusive men who had a pleasant word and a kindly shake of the hand for his acquaintances and never spoke ill of anyone. The world better and brighter for Pat Butler having lived in it. An Aitkin county farmer wrote to the executive agent of the game and fish commission and complained that deer were destroying his garden crops. The agent replied that he knew of no law that would permit of the farmer killing the deer that were playing such havoc with his garden truck. There is the natural law of self-defence. The farmer who will permit any ani mal, wild or domestic, to destroy his crops, especially in a season like the present, is several kinds of a fool. Read the story on the 3d page "When Big Bosses Mix," by John Brand. It may be only conjecture on our part but there is a striking re semblance between the principal characters in the story and some real personages we have heard of in the Twin Cities. The writer must have had Dick O'Connor in mind when he wrote this sentence: "They insisted that John Dale was giving Dick the 'double cross" Almost another lynching bee at East Liverpool, O., Saturday evening. As at Newark, an anti-saloon detective, had been too ready with his revolver. Are not the regularly constituted authorities of the great state ot Ohio capable of enforcing its laws*'' Why should private detcetives, no matter by whom employed, be permitted to take the law into their own hands and commit a felony in order to prevent a misdemeanor? Already there are three announced candidates for judge of the seventh judicial districtJ. W. Mason of Fergus Falls, C. M. Johnson of De troit and Carroll A. Nye of Moor head. The two former are republi cans and the latter is a democrat. Six years ago Mr. Mason was a can didate against L. L. Baxter. Will Take Their Medicine. Proverbially it is hard to sever a democrat from his political ties. In adversity they have grown only the more binding. With office and power patronage in prospect they are compelling. Reluctant democrats may make-wry faces, but the more it is demonstrated that the're is no hope except in John Lind the more may it be regarded as certain that they will take their medicine and at the last make a virtue^ 6f a necessity.JTom Noswal in Northfield'News. What Would Happen to Him. If the country editor were to snap at all the inducements held out he would soon become a millionaire, according to the literature of the pro moters who offer the "snaps." If he ran a paper according to the popular notion he would be in the poor house, if he published all the items that are told him he would be in jail half the time and in the hospital the other half Moorhead Independent. __ Candidate for County Commissioner. Henry Wicklund of the town of Milo announces that he will be a candidate for county commissioner from the j4th district at the primary election. It is understood that Commissioner Erjck soapi Milaca *yfno^be, a candjiate **f ^?WW!h aw. -Mitt auU THTTOSIJA^, JULY 21, 191U. /####ft#V#ft###+##ft###4+###########V9## OPINIONS OF EDITORS I A dictionary for Instance. There are some things in a country newspaper office that cannot be bot. Dassel Anchor. $- The Best Piece of Timber The good roads plank is about the best piece of timber in the republican state platform.Ortonville Herald Star. Frank is Politically Immoral Frank Day says he never was in better condition physically, men tally, morally or politically.Cannon Falls Beacon. $- Rines is Pessimistic. The selection of Ed. Smith as chair man of the republican state central committee was a mistake and his selection will cost Governor Eberhart thousands of votes.Kanabec County Times. Dunn Never Did and Never Will Bob Dunn lost the governorship because he placated his enemies at the expense of his friends. Latter day candidates for office should heed the warning.Sauk Centre Herald. $- 4* Just a Tendency There seems to be a tendency all along the line for harmony in the re publican ranks this year, despite the fact that the Bob Dunn deal of sever al years ago has not yet been settled satisfactory to the friends of the Princeton statesman.Redwood Falls Sun. A Traitor is a Traitor for Hire. Rather "vive la party traitor," there is nothing in a party that a man will betray unless that party is some what corrupt, and who likes anything that is corrupt unless he is corrupt himself? Vive la party traitor! Owatonna Tribune. $- A Vile Slander A man can start out any day and inside of an hour and thirty minutes he can engage a woman to work for him for life at nothing a week, while it takes two weeks of solid search to get one to work at fair wages and board.Owatonna Tribune. $- $- $- Waiting to be Filled The demand for live legislators to be elected this fall appears to be wait ing to be filled in other counties be sides Meeker. The "single issue" cranks are out in force but they are very few who are broad-minded enough to want to represent the whole of their constituents instead of a few of them.Dassel Anchor. Libeling Ed. and Frank. In Mexico they have just re-elected Diaz president for the seventh time. That man's machine must be worth having. Ed. Smith and Frank Day should make a pilgrimage to the Greasers' capitol for pointers. Both would be apt pupils in anything relat ing to "grease. "Ortonville Herald Star. j. 4. Berry hilllsms Hat of John Lind by the trust drgans convinces democrats of the wisdom of his nomination. Now that Roosevelt has been home long enough to get a bath and shave, he seems to be subsiding. The police arrest a coon for shoot ing craps. Why don't they arrest a duck for swimmingor a dog for barking?St. Paul Review. Bad Roads Cost the Farmer Dearly. The farmer actually pays a premium for bad roads. He pays it in time ex pended in getting to market in value of drafting animals and the food they eat and in the extra hands for care and handling in increased number of vehicles and wear and tear on them and in the decreased product of land that has less attention and care. Litchfield Review. An Apportionment Based on Population. Minnesota wants re-apportionment whether a few politicians object to it or not. The census has been complet ed and when the legisltaure meets next winter the figures will be at hand so that a^Jajr and just apportionment can be^made. Any attempt at harl^ way business should be, and pe br Heve will^e, discouraged fr^jm the start.Inter-Lake -Tribune* ai Both Good Fellows. In the appointment of Mr. Smith as the chairman of the republican state central committee the' affairs of the party have been placed in the hands of the most astute organizer in the ranks of the party of 'this state, and the experiences of the last three cam paigns have demonstrated that there is need of such guidance as a man of Mr. Smith's ability can bring into the campaign. He will not be likely to underestimate the ability of Mr. Day, who will probably manage the demo cratic campaign. It will be a battle royal between these two political gen ^eijalsboth capable jnep. Madison^ Jndepende^gress^, &\.^ Lightning. Attention has been held so long to electricity under control that people, unless sharply reminded, are likely to forget that it still runs loose in the upper air and plays strange as well as frightful freaks. If science "has har* nessed the lightning,'* as is often the proud boast, it left the hind legs free to kick. It is as true today as it ever was that "lightning never strikes the same place twice" and that it plays laughable pranks one minute and in the next smashes man and his handi work into common ruin. The cause of atmospheric electrifica tion, its power and method of concen tration and explosion are subjects still practically unknown, despite centuries of study. It is known that enormous energy is suddenly stored and must be suddenly dissipated. To render the dissipation harmless to man and prop erty is the problem which baffles ex perts. It seems to be known that ar tificial metal paths help some, but there can be no sure protection unless many such paths are provided for ev ery exposed object. Apparently at mospheric currents on the rampage have an affinity for the currents har nessed and used for motor and light ing purposes. Still, it may be that only the ready made metal pathways at tract the runaway bolt. In the matter of fatalities the dirigi ble balloon has won an unenvied lead over the aeroplane. The recent terri ble accident to the Erbsloeh in Ger many rounded a list of twenty killed in three years on craft of that type against twelve by aeroplanes A punc tured balloon becomes "heavier than air" with startling suddenness. Women of the National Educational association have served notice that they are the regular little educators, and the men must govern themselves accordingly. Kermit Roosevelt is surely in love, for he rushed back to Europe before his hunting companion had shot any reactionaries or skinned any national problems. The ramming of a gunboat by a sub marine in the underwater maneuvers off Cape Cod gives an appearance of stern reality to this form of mimic war. China's congress is scheduled to meet nine years hence, a program that should prevent any impetuous legisla tion. Better to have than heat records. heat waves broken Politics and the Probe. When Mr. J. J. Hill complains that legitimate business is hampered by politics he doubtless has in mind the several state and national investiga tions now on. Much the same cry is put up by special interests when they feel themselves threatened by investi gation. The honest corporation and combination can welcome investiga tion. The probe should be inserted to find evil, and if none exists the find ings area pat upon the back for the accused. But a probe used as a political weap on has drawbacks, whatever the re sult. The defense is sure to be made that the investigation is not honest. If politics strikes at one evil or one class of evils it may protect as grave evils in another quarter, and all is chaos Graft in public places has long existed in New York and elsewhere. Trade pools, stockjobbing and stock water ing are old offenders. These evils should be ended by the uprising of common honesty, not by the obtrusion of politics. Politics is already under conviction of not playing fair. Politics plays for effect and to win. Discovery that short barrels make New York alone pay for 12,500 bushels of potatoes daily which it doesn't get may throw a new ray of light on the high cost of living. Ice is the best summer medicine sick babies can have. It means cooling drinks, pure milk and pure food. It does what all the drugs of the apothe caries cannot do. Some of the men who were so lack ing in perception as to oppose Mr. Diaz of Mexico might get out of jail wd"h Jhe help of an insanity expert Jififter contemplating the battle at Reno Cubans_fa.il to understand why Americans should be so fussy over their few chicken fights. 1$ mus^ make Japan tired to be con tinually denying reports about its mil itary and diplomatic intensions. Our a custom receipts} 0 show that somehow the ultimate consumer still manages to pay for luxuries. i When moving pictures the Reno fight strike* certain cities tbey are bluntly told to "move on There seem to be more reasons why Jeffries didn't win than why he was going to win. Man's real need on a bot day IsvJIV spdt with' no sunny "side. i '*x_ Rules For the Heated Ifcrm. $ Annually, when the thermometerr mounts. advice givers who have the* public ear or eye band out rules for hot weather. Rules are needed in all seasons, but it seems to be taken for granted that points on how to abate the miseries inflicted by Old Sol will be especially welcome. But it doesn't destroy the value of the advice to re call that the very same thing was brought out last summer and the sum mer before last and. in fact every summer within the memory of the old est inhabitant. There's a new contin gent of sufferers each year, and, be sides. Old Sol never acts the same way in the same localities year after year. Advice for hot weather usually be gins or ends with the admonition "Keep cool!" In many cases this amounts to asking the impossible, but. taken to mean mental coolness, it can usually be followed. Things happen to make one excited in all weathers and seasons. Still, there are interests and occupations which produce excite ment that can be tempered with mod eration for the sake of health and comfort. Overheating in dog days is fraught with evil and should be avoid ed when possible, even at the risk of inconvenience. Running after a cool place and fretting because it isn't the real thing may defeat the very end in view. Wort itself is sometimes the best cure for hot weather distress. A job well done brings content, and con tentment is a prime factor in the men tal coolness which makes the whole body "as comfortable as can be ex pected" with the mercury in the nine ties. Nicaragua has established the recon centrado system which made "Butch er" Weyler infamous. In fact, nothing has been omitted to create the im pression that what Nicaragua has is the real thing. With King George's coronation sched uled for next May there's going to be ample time for rehearsals in front of moving picture machines. A music publisher says that ragtime will not be heard five years hence, a disappointment for those who hoped we needn't wait that long. _________________ Now people are saying that the agi tation for a safe and sane Fourth ought to take its own treatment Several records were broken at the Rheims aviation meet and many bones. Misery loves company and easily1 finds it in a large crowd on a hot day. Aviation Records. About one year ago the world's rec ord for altitude for the aeroplane was 1,000 feet, held by Orville Wright Since then it has jumped, by hundreds at first and then by thousands, to over 6,000 -feet, or more than one mile. It may signify nothing beyond outdoing some other man to make these nights. And yet there is something to learn. The craft climbs swiftly in the sky. but it is a climb, or "grind," as Brook ins calls it. One thing the aviators have learned by going high. If anything happens to the machinery at high altitujp the craft comes down on an incline and can be controlled If the accident had occurred a few hundred feet in the air the first sudden drop might have brought it into collision with trees or housetops Some speed and distance flights may have no other purpose than the achievement of a sensation, yet they are educational. At this stage of the development ot the heavier than air machine an ex perimenter cannot crowd on all power without learning something. At pres ent it is uncertain whether the higher or the lower pathway is best in the long run: also whether the plane ma chine can serve as a passenger vehicle. Several hundred women of the Na tional Education association displayed their skill in the use of the ballot by electing Ella Flagg Young president over the heads of the nominating com mittee. The Tony Wellers were not confined to-Dickeus' imaginary circles, judging ^nom Grandfather Dyrenforth's in junction to his heir to beware of women. The "Suez canal has'-fegain lowered rates in order to keepdividends down to 25 per cent, which looks hopeful for our Panama investment. Our safe, sane and noiseless Fourth reminds us that the political campaign just ahead might be-all three, yet may be neither. About the only objector to a strong bree^e_ in an old fashioned summer is the 4tfng machine performer. -_-_-_______- July nearly always gives a. cold weather performance before the show is over. Again T. Roosevelt is newspaper space than T. Mi worth more Rickard. tt-te hard to kep.cool on the freest that have passedj -^r *v* *&?*,_.