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Wms^PH^ THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. O. DUNN. Itablislaod Every Thursday. TERMS$1.00 Pen YEAR IN ADVANCE. SI.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE- FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSE. G. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. THOS. H. PROWSE, Editor. There are all sorts of advertising schemes, but John Land's little stunt has Governor Eberhart's seed corn splurge beaten to a frazzle. Roosevelt, the dailies tell us, is out of New York politics. Of course. He stuck in his nose, recognized the snub and, sensibly, withdrew. An exchange says that Speaker Cannon is making his farewell tour. Yes, the sort of a farewell tour that Parti, Sarah Bernhardt and old P. T. Barnum used to make. Press reports say that President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt have "pulled apart." This should result in Taft's being president in actuality instead of in name only. It did not require an opinion from the attorney general to convince any one familiar with the law that the governor can remove a sheriff for malfeasance or non-feasance in office. The governor of Texas would like to have a law passed which would prohibit the establishment of saloons within ten miles from any school house. It may be that Governor Campbell is a stockholder in the auto mobile trust. Mr. Cannon has made unequivocal declaration that he will he a candi date for re-election to the speaker ship. His numerous enemies, includ iug one Nicholas Longworth of Ohio, should not feel too cocksure that he will not land the job. That the science of aerial naviga tion is attaining remarkable perfec tion was demonstrated last week at Amiens, France, when Le Blanc in his biplane raced with a flock of carrier pigeons over a distance of 50 miles and won by several minutes. It is probable that the Dawes com mission records will be dug up before the investigating committee gets through with the graft cases in Indian territory. It is cJaimed by some of the interested parties that these records will not stand the light of day. A London insectorianentomolo gist or bugologisthas found that the wasp is "chock full of good points." He seemingly failed to discover that hot, penetrating proposition which the insect carries tucked away in its an tennae. At least he does not mention it. Not all persons who have been hoarding up wealth in old socks or burying it in tin cans will take advan tage of the postal savings bank when it is established. There are people who would noteven were it possible trust their savings to the Lord, to say nothing of the national govern ment. Billy Sunday says the report that he is about to retire from the field of evangelism is without foundation. Sunday is making too much money from the miserable sinners to discon tinue his rantings at this stage of the game. He is shrewd enough to glue himself to a safe and lucrative snap when he sees it. Milwaukee's population has grown 88,542 since the 1900 census, making it 373,857. This means, on a con servative estimate, that the breweries have to make at least 15,000,000 gal lons of beer annually more than they did ten. years ago in order to supply home consumption. Everybody in Milwaukee of course drinks beer. Many glowing tributes have been paid by the press of the state to the worth of Attorney George H. Rey nolds, who died suddenly at St. Cloud on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Rey nolds was well deserving of the kind words which were said of him, for he was a man above the commonplace. For twenty-five years he took an ac tive part in the life of St. Cloud. He was a progressive man and a man who was an honor to the learned pro fession which he followed, f.fe.-A *^kslAti *lf-~ At the convention of the North western hotel men in Minneapolisc it was declared that failure to adjust conditions to the increase in food stuffs has caused many failures in the business. And yet the government re cently discovered that many of the hotel men are making their own butter down cellar. The Minnesota Suffrage association has joined in the protest of similar organizations throughout the country against the action of the national con servation congress officials in barring suffragette delegates from the coming convention. The officials are proba bly afraid that the suffragettes would transform the conservation congress into a conversation convention in the true sense of the word. Mr. McCleary doesn't take kindly to the proposition to make John Lind president of the state university. His principal objection seems to be that John does not possess the qualifica tions necessary for an educator. The "Little Schoolmaster" is probably an authority on this matter, but he need not worryJohn Lind will be a candi date for governor and he can figure for himself what that means. J. Adam Bede, who had filed for the republican nomination for the legis lature in the Thirty-second district, has requested the secretary of state to remove his name from the official bal lot. Mr, Bede says that he will de vote all of his time this winter to the lecture platform. The failure of a county option meeting in his district to indorse his candidacy probably had something to do with his with drawal. Newspaper men generally through out the state are not in the least discon certed because the state fair manage ment cut off their passesthey do not care a rap. But, from what we can gather from our exchanges, they are unanimous in condemning the officials for refusing pass privileges to the old soldiers, who for years have held reunions on the grounds. To refuse the old veterans passes to the grounds is, in our estimation, an action which calls for public condemnation. Sir Ernest Cassel, an English finan cier, is about to establish a founda tion fund of $1,000,000, the income from which will be used for the benefit of poor Germans seeking employment in England and poor British subjects looking for work in Germany. Sir Ernest could pub the money to much better use by investing it in steamboat tickets for the United States. Men seeking work would be only too glad to have an opportunity of reaching a country where they could find it. In another column appears the po litical announcement of Hon. Daniel Anderson of Cambridge. Mr. Ander son is one of the oldest and best known citizens of Isanti county, is a veteran of the civil war and has rep resented his district in the legislature as far back as 1873 and on numerous occasions since then. His record as a soldier, as a legislator, as a county official and as a private citizen is straight and clean. No one can truth fully say aught against Daniel An derson. The dailies announce under 24-point headlines that Governor Eberhart has gone on a vacation trip and taken with him his staff of generals, colonels and majors. There are no privates on the governor's staff. Mr. Eberhart surely deserves a rest, for he has worked like a stevedore ever since the accident which made him governor. The 13 military officers who accom pany him will insure him against attacks by anarchists, who are ever seeking an opportunity to assassinate eminent personages. It is estimated that during the past decade rascals who promote fake mines have milked the public to the extent of $50,000,000. Yet the people are still biting on almost any propo sition which bobs up and looks good on paper. All mining propositions are of course not fakes, but so many of them are that persons who contem plate buying stock should not do so until they have carefully investigated and are satisfied beyond a doubt that by investing they would not, deposit their money in a sinkhole. i&^*&$J&L THE PBINCTTO^ tftlONY' THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, i HlO. MKSTZTUTlQXdZ AMENDMENTS. There are? five*-amendments to the constitution to be voted on at the fall election. Every voter should post himself thoroughly on these proposi tions, that he may cast an intelligent vote.Heron Lake News. Six amendments will be submitted to the voters at the ensuing election, and we would suggest that country editors post themselves thoroughly on each of the propositions so that they may be enabled to advise their readers intelligently. In our judgment some of the amend ments should be adopted and some rejected. The first amendment on the ballot, which provides that the state may de fray one-half of the cost of construct ing or improving a road or bridge, should be adopted. Under the con stitution as it is the state can con tribute only one-third of the cost. To make it plain: at present if the state highway commission appropriates $1,000 for the improvement of a road in a county that county must appro priate and expend $2,000 for the same road. The proposed amendment, if adopted, would permit of the state and county each defraying half of the ex pense. There should not be a single vote recorded against the first amend ment on the ballot. It should be distinctly understood that the voter who fails to vote either way virtually votes in the negative, for it requires a majority of all the electors voting at an election to adopt an amendment to the constitu tion. There is one plank in Hon. Daniel Anderson's platform or announcement that is nob quite clear to the Union. It is this one: "Under the heading of good roads question, I know of no proposition pending tangible enough to express an opinion upon." The friends of good roads propose to ask the next legislature to enact and submit to the voters an amend ment to the constitution that will provide for the levying of a one-mill general state road tax the levying of one-quarter of one mill state road tax instead of one-twentieth a liberal appropriation to enable the state highway commission to employ a sufficient force of experts to properly supervise the work of road-making. These, in our judgment, are all tangi ble propositions. President Stillwell of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient road has written a book entitled "Confidence or a National Suicide?" and it is a work well worthy of perusal. Speak ing of the $210,000,000 capitalization of the Great Northern road he asks, "Where is the water?" and then answers his own query by saying that James J. Hill, as have many other railroad builders, has created twenty five times more money for people out side the right of way than has been made for the stockholders. He places the total value of Mr. Hill's creations at from $6,000,000,000 to $10,000,000,- 000. Addressing his readers he says: "If you desire to have your own busi ness prosper, if you wish to see our land develop during your lifetime, re member that the railroads must be allowed increased rates in keeping with advances along all lines of com mercial enterprise in the United States." Judge Finehout of St. Paul appears to be a man who does not discriminate between the rich and the poor when brought before him for violating the lawat least he does not spare the rich. Last week Frank Waterman, president of the Ramsey County bank, Was haled before him charged with violating the speed ordinance and de molishing an.express wagon by run ning into it with his automobile. The judge ordered that Mr. Waterman be taken to the workhouse and there con fined for 48 days. Upon promise of the prisoner to pay for the damage to the wagon, however, his sentence was reduced to thirty days. His honor absolutely refused to impose a fine in lieu of a workhouse sentence. So many accidents, in some of which per sons lost their lives, have occurred of late as a result of reckless driving that Judge Finehout determined to impose workhouse sentences in an attempt to reduce the number, and this i% perhaps the Qnljg mean,s which will prove effectim XISD! J. i OPINIONS OF EDITORS Party Made the Break The better it is understood the more evident it is that it was the democratic party and not Bryan that made a bad break at the late convention of the party in Nebraska.Albert Lea Standard (dem.). Of Coarse He'll Kan "Some of the brethren appear to be in high feather because John Lind has absolutely refused to run," says the Foley Independent "We'll bet dollars to cookies that John Lind will make the run. Any takers?" St. Cloud Times. j Right and Proper. The republican state convention de clared squarely for re-apportionment and we can see,-no reason why the pledges shall not be redeemed. Re apportionment at this time, following the federal census, is right and proper.fnter Lake Tribune. Olson Would Bay I Outright The Norwegian-Americans propose to raise $1,000,000 to be sent to Nor way, a part to be used in repairing the Throndhjem cathedral and the rest to be left in a fund for other purposes. Why not raise a little more while about it and buy Norway?Red Wing Free Press. $- Let 'Em Upheave. No man can tell the outcome of the November elections. The leaders and front prominents present an optimistic "moving picture." The man behind the ballot is sullen, foreboding disaster to the machine. There may and there may not be a great political upheaval, no one can rightly judge. Roseau Times. 8 S & The Kind That's Beneficial, When you get down to genuine con servation, the state agricultural school is the real leader in Minne sota. It is showing the farmers of the northwest how to conserve their farms so that they can produce great crops of better quality without addi tional labor or expense. That is the kind that helps.St. Cloud Journal Press. $- The Fox and the Grapes. The willingness of Minnesota demo crats to swallow their antipathy for county option in order to persuade John Lind to run for governor re minds one of the old fable of the fox and the grapes. Never was the matter of political expediency better illustrated than when the "bourbons" were willing to climb into an anti whisky band wagon even though the music is not sweet to their ears. Bemidji Pioneer. $- A Difference of Opinion The Montevideo Leader thinks it was adding insult to injury for the democrats to nominate Lind and then refuse to endorse his position on county local option that the democ racy of this state has lost prestige and strength by the treatment of John Lind and that the party has lost his cordial support and friendship. This may all be true but the fact remains that the endorsement of Mr. Land's supposed views on county local option would cost the democratic party all hope of success at the polls, for the democratic party is not a party of prohibition nor even restric tion.Madison Independent Press. John C. O'Loughlin, Washington correspondent of the New York Trib une, thinks that Nicholas Longworth is one of the strongest possibilities for speaker of the next house. What has Mr. Longworth done to entitle him to such high honor9 -'fflryiii 'ntfintfflffr Until he married into the Roosevelt family he was an obscure congressmana mere nonen tity who sat in his seat in the house of representatives and passed most of his time twiddling his thumbs. Be cause Alice Roosevelt and her father brought this man into prominence is no reason why he should be chosen to preside over the national house of representatives. The country wants a man for speaker who has distin guished himselfwho has proven his Worth. In other words, a man who has done things.1 Avaunt, Nicholas thy aspirations are inconsistent. Minneapolis still maintains its un enviable reputation as a dangerous city in which to be out of doors o'nights. Highwaymen, if we may be lievve the daily papers, still hold sway there. It was only a few nights ago that a young lady named Edholm was attacked at Eighth street and Fifth avenue S. by a blackguard who threw pepper into her eyes and robbed her of her purse and a package containing a shirtwaist. Instances of similar nature are not infrequent in the mill city. the police force inadequate to. protecIs the public against thug* *jS^ ^& highwaymen "&rwfiat& Mfcitizen, DANIEL ANDERSON, I TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO I This week the weather has been al together too cool for comfort. Mrs. S. M. Byers is down in Iowa on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Moses Jesmer. For the past two weeks Auditor Van Alstein has spent most of his time in the harvest fields. There was a light frost in this vi cinity on Monday and Tuesday even ings, but not enough to injure the crops materially. The fall term of school in this vil lage commences Monday with Guy Ewing as principal and L. S. Briggs and Miss Carrie Scoville as assis tants. C. H. Chadbourne was one of the excursionists from St. Paul to Duluth last Sunday. He says he enjoyed the trip very much but was somewhat dis appointed with Duluth. C. H. Rines does not propose to starve his stock this winter. Al ready he has 30a tons of hay stacked, and he calculates on putting up an other 100 tons, all in the immediate vicinity of this village. Some time last June G. L. Woods, a self-styled "clairvoyant, test and business medium," from Minneapolis, visited Princeton and raked in a good many dollars from "greenies," and others who were impelled by curiosity to give him a sitting. In one of his trances the spirit moved Woods to say that John W. Cormack, who was ail ing at that time, would recover his health again. The Union intimated that Mr. Woods was a humbug. John W. Cormack did not recoverhe is dead and buried. At the risk of again offending Mr. Woods we reiter ate he is a humbug or the spirit that "controlled" him is a liar. Last Saturday Mr. J. A. Ross was called to Cambridge on legal busi ness. During his absence a few of his friends took possession of his office, washed the windows, swept and reswept the floor, "fired out" his old stove and two or three dilapidated tables, straightened up his books and papers and arranged them neatly in a splendid new bookcase. The book case was the joint gift of Dr. E. C. Gile and E. A. Ross. Mr. Ross had occasion to visit his "den on Sun day and was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful transformation that had taken place during his short visit to Cambridge. Bring In Your Potatoes. My warehouse is now open for the purchase of potatoes. Highhest mar ket prices and correct weight. 35-tfc W. H. Miller. t*"nm-ft Political Announcement. Senatorial To the Voters of the 45th District, Greeting: Holding that a public expression of his position on public questions is a prerequisite in a man seeking a legis lative office, and having filed for nomination for republican candidate for state senator for the 45th district, I take this method to make my views known regarding some of the present issues. Have always affiliated with the re publican party, although sometimes dissatisfied with some of its policies. Members of the legislature should not be considered as mere solicitors for local favors, but rather as state officers, in duty bound to do justice to all sections, and therefore further de lay in making a reapportionment of the state would be indefensible neg lect of duty. If our primary election system is beneficial, it should be extended to state officers. The heretofore prevailing rule of our lawmaking bodies, permitting measures to be defeated by committees without discussion or placing mem bers on record, is pernicious and should be abolished. County option is in perfect harmony with popular government and majori ty rule, and I stand for it. Under the heading of good roads question, I know of no proposition pending tangible enough to express an opinion upon. Methods of economy in public matters should apply and first in the legislature. The foregoing outlines the trend of my views, and in addition I can give positive assurance that my candidacy is absolutely exempt from any com bination or understanding with any personal or special interest and while I claim no special ability or qualification, my opportunities for observing have been many and various, and if I have failed to establish a title to good citizenship and public confidence, then I admit that I come before you without any standing. While it seems unbecoming in principle that candidates should be expected to make personal solicita tions for support, and it would seem quite pertinent that the voters should be anxious to pump and probe the candidates, custom has become quite the reverse. Joviality and good-fel lowship often count more just before election than concrete principle but it is to be hoped that the serious and conscientious class of voters in this district will make united effort to secure legislative candidates whose principles are well known and approved who stand nearest in touch with the common people (who con stitute the majority in the district) and consequently receive their im pressions from the many, and not from the few. With the foregoing indicatory re marks, I come before you as an as pirant for the republican nomination for state senator, and your decision, State New. The Minnesotalnilitiau.wiU get over- $25,000 out of the federar appropria tion for the purchase of supplies and ammunition. The total appropria tion is $1,600,000. John Fawcett, a former Minneapolis newspaper man and well known as an amateur billiard player, was killed' last Thursday i Chicago when an automobile in which he was riding was struck by a streetcar. William H. Dean has been dis charged from the office of United States immigrant inspector at Duluth. He is charged with neglect of duty* and the falsification of his records. Inspector Spawn of Sault Ste. Marie has succeeded him. Two ladies of St. Cloud's Normal school facultyMiss Lulu Palmer and Mrs. Biilingtonhave sailed for Madrid, Spain, where they will con duct classes in an English school pre sided over by Miss Huntington, a former St. Cloud resident. H. B. Hogenson, a mail carrier on a route out of Fertile, lost a valuable team in a pecuilar way last Tuesday. The horses ran away and in their flight upset three beehives. Angered at being thus disturbeed the bees ailghted upon the horses in thousands and stung them to death. According to figures compiled in the office of the state treasurer, $1,528,- 782.50 was spent in conducting the Minnesota state prison during the fiscal year which ended July 31. A total of $1,360,730.41 was taken in: the total receipts at the twine plant amounted to $1,231,409.17 and the to tal expenditures in that department were $1,326,461.86. The difference is accounted for by the fact that a large amount of stock is on hand and much permanent improvement has been added. The twine plant is more than self-sustaining. XmiNMNMMNMMMMNNWHIMWMIHMMM POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS I MWMMBIW.MM,HMMWIHWtMM,M,WWM.' For State Senator. Fridley, Anoka County, Aug 15,1910 I wish to announce to the voters of the 45th legislative district that I have again filed for the office of state senator. If I am again hon ored witn the nomination and election it will be my aim in the future, as it has been in the past to work for the interests of the taxpayers by reducing the burden of taxation, which largely has to be carried by the farmers for upon their work depends the prosperity of all. Therefore. I believe the state should aid them liberally improving the country roads rather than wasting its great incomes in IS lonary schemes for the benefit of a few if this meets with your approval I shall appre ciate your support at the primary election on September 20 Yours very truly, O S-nranson. For District Judge. To the Voters of the Seventh Judicial District, I hereby announce that I will be a candidate for nomination on the republican ticket for the office of judge of the seventh judicial district, at the primary election to be held September 20th, 1910 JOHNSTON, Detroit, Minn For Judge of District To the oters of the Seventh Judicial District of Minnesota At the instance and request of all members of the bar at Fergus Falls, who practice in the courts, and a very general request of the bar of the district, I hereby announce myself a candidate for the republican nomination for judge of said district, at the next primary election to be held September .20,1910 W MASON, Fergus Falls, Minn For County Auditor. To the Voters of Mille Lacs County, Minn At the request of many voters in different parts of this county I hereby announce mjselt as a candidate for the republican nomination for county auditor, at the primary election to be held September 20th 1910 If nominated and elected I shall devote all my time to the discharge of the duties of the office Respectfully yours, T. SCHEEN For Register of Deeds. To the Veters of Mille Lacs County I hereby announce that I will be a candidate for nomination, on the republican ticket, for the office of register of deeds, at the primary election to be held September 20,1910 WILLIAM KALIH ER For County Auditor At the instance and request of many friends and voters throughout Mille Lacs county, I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the republican nomination for county auditor at the coming primary election to be held Sept 20th, 1910 I fully realize the importance of this office and, if I am nominated and elected, it will receive my undivided attention and I will devote all my time to the discharge of the duties of the office W DOANE For County Superintendent. I hereby announce my candidacy for the re publican nomination for superintendent of schools of Mille Lacs county at the coming primary election to be held September 20,1910 I believe that the service I have given the peo ple of the county in. this office will-speak for itself and, if you are satisfied with my record in that capacity, I shall much appreciate your support and will endeavor to continue per forming \he duties of the office, if elected, to the best of my ability UY EWI NG For Register of Deeds I hereby announce myself as a candidate for re-election to the office of, register of deeds for Mille Lacs county at the primary election to be held September 20.1910. I am a candidate be cause I am familiar with the work of the office and like itbecause I believe that I have made good and should have an endorsement My ad ministration of the office for the past four years is proof to the voters that I understand the duties of the office, and I will perform them with the same courtesy ^nd promptness as has always been done in .the past Your vote and support will be appreciated Respectfully yours, FRANK GOULDING For Sheriff of Sherburne County. This is to announce to my friends in Sher burne county that I am a candidate for the office of sheriff and respectfully solicit your 5 Elk River, Minn.