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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN. PublisHed Every Thursday. TERMS$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. SI.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE: FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURT HOUSE. O. I. STAPLES, Business Manager. THOS. H. PROWSE, Editor. The time is drawing near when the graduates will go forth and proceed to run the country. Foley is to have a street carnival. If we mistake not it will never hanker after a second edition. Senator Bailey demands that Lorimer be given justice. That's exactly what Lorimer fears. Attorney General Simpson had better revise the opinions rendered by some of his subordinates before the same are promulgated. Several experts from the state bug department will be placed in the field this year to chase down the grasshop pers. More speed to them. The culmination of the Dietz case reminds us of the old saw, A man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for his client." And a d fool at that. In 36-point head letter a daily says: "Governor Eberhart Booming Taft in the West." Probably trying to make himself solid for a cabinet jobwhich he will never get. A New York educator advocates placing the statue of a perfect man in every school building in the country. But where is there a perfect man that the sculptor could use for a model? Despite the fact that the Congres sional Record has a number of new contributors no improvement can be detected in its pages. If possible, the Record has deteriorated insofar as the quality of its stories is concerned. Minneota has one of the best country weeklies published in the state of Minnesotathe Mascot. Whether or not one approves of the views enunciated by its editor it is a pleasure to peruse the editorial columns of the Mascot. According to the Minneapolis Trib une State Entomologist Washburn offers a simple and effective remedy for getting rid of cut worms: Catch the pesky little brutes and kill 'em. All right, Mr. Professor come and try your hand on our gardenyou catch 'em and we'll attend to the kill ing. A learned Chicago scientist would have us exterminate the cat, which he claims is guilty of carrying whooping cough and measles germs around, while the rat, which is a disseminator of bubonic plague bacteria, would in consequence overrun the country. The "learned" scientist is evidently penny wise and pound foolish. The Wisconsin legislature has passed the James woman suffrage bill, but before it can become opera tive it will have to be approved by a vote of the people. If such approval is obtained we see a hard time ahead for the saloon interests of that state. They will not find in petticoated voters so easy a proposition as they have heretofore had with only men casting ballots. The i on is in receipt of a nicely bound and profusely illustrated work entitled the "The History of the Min nesota State Agricultural Society." R. I. Holcombe is the historian and D. I. Hall supervisor of the produc tion. The work gives a history of the association from its organization in 1854 down to the present time and* it's chock full of interesting information Written in a pleasing, attractive style. It is good to read of the prosperity which is gradually spreading over Irelanda prosperity born of the new peasant land ownership. Ireland is exporting to England $20,000,000 worth of poultry produce annually, while England's total importation of eggs is $30,000,000 worth per year. Denmark and Holland have supplied England with eggs, butter and cheese until its farmers have become rich. Ireland can now do the same under its new land ownership system, and it is taking advantage of the opportunity. butt some of t.hfe i nrnsnp.nf.ivfe i na.nrli- ninninlo some prospectiv candi dates he mentions'are unthinkable. of steel. The governmerJ creed and issued orders to the rail roads to that effect. This should have been done long ago* but not stripe, but not more so until now has the government taken any interest in the lives of its railway mail clerks. In view of the fact that militia offi cers who were on the Mexican border have written Adjutant-General Wood characterizing the army maneuvers as "wretchedly planned," denouncing the sanitary conditions and criticizing everything in sight, it behooves the people of the country to petition President Taft to withdraw the regu lars and replace them with men from the National Guard! Secretary of War Dickinson, the only democratic member of President Taft's cabinet, has resigned, and the war portfolio has been tendered to and accepted by Henry L. Stimson, the recently defeated republican candi date for governor of New York. Mr. Dickinson says he resigned to engage in private business, but there is every reason to believe that he became tired of playing a lone hand. The members of the Grand Army of the Republic who, at an old soldiers' smoker in Butte, Mont., left the hall when a socialist named Duncan vili fied the character of Abraham Lin coln, would not have been blamed had they mobbed the rascalthrottled him, jumped upon him and compelled him to. bite the dust. It is surprising that the people of Butte permit such a scorpion to reside among them. Formal action has been taken by five Minnesota railroads, including the Great Northern, looking to the res toration of the three-cent passenger fare on July 1, and tomorrow, May 19, is fixed as the time for hearing the petitions in the federal circuit court, St. Paul. A big protest will go up from the public when the fare is raised to its former standard,which it doubtless will be,but the railroad corporations possess no souls and their motto is, "The public bed We note that the name of F. A. Whittier, superintendent of the boys' training school at Red Wing, is con spicuously absent from the list of delegates appointed by the governor to attend the national conference of corrections and charities at Boston next month. It has heretofore been customary for the superintendent of the Red Wing school to be one of the appointees to this conference. Con sidering that no charges have either been preferred or proven against Mr. Whittier the omission of his name from the list looks like unjust discrim ination on the part of the governor. daw mills- A case has just been eluded in New York which for the Jarndyce suit, and during the liti- The autobiographical section of the the purpose of forming a union to new congressional directory is par- better their condition in the matter of ticularly amusing. Several of the congressmen emphasize the statement there is strength. The street railway that they were "born on a farm," one says he is married and lives with his wife and another that his father was killed in a duel. We fail to find, how ever, an instance where one of them was born in jail or whose father was hung. George P. Authier, the well posted Minneapolis Tribune political writer, murder in the first degree and sen assumes that there will be a field full tenced to life imprisonment in the spots i northern Minnesotafortu- of candidates in the race for United Wisconsin penitentiary. The evidence lately the copious downfall of rain State senator in this state next year, submitted at the trial did not justify has quenched the fires and there is no Mr. Authier is a bright young man the jury's verdict. It would seem as immediate dangerthe Minneapolis John Dietz has been convicted of and usually knows whereof he writes, if the jury convicted him on general Tribune, in a caustic editorial such principles The crop estimators have begun to After July 1 all postal cars must send out their reports, which tell the i have steel undernames and within five number of bushels of wheat, corn, po- forests and the prevention and sup- years they must be constructed wholly tatoes, etc., we may expect to garner wages and shorter hours. In union men have a right to combine and form an organization for their own protection, and it is a duty they owe to themselves and their families, but they should be reasonable in their de mands. In an article by T. Good which ap peared in Chambers Journal recently it is claimed that 4,000 British wage earners have been killed annually in each of the last five years. Of this number 1,000 were seafaring men, 1,000 miners and 2,000 were employed in the railway service, manufacturing enterprises and other occupations. There is room for improvement in the matter of safety devices for the pro tection of life in Great Britain as well as in this country. Colonel Gaedke, a German military expert who has been watching the maneuvers in Texas, writes to the war department at Berlin that our army lacks both quality and quantity, that our officers are incompetent and our unpreparedness deplorable. He sneers at our military tactics and everything else he saw in connection with our troops down on the border. Colonel Gaedke seems to be in col lusion with our National Guard ex perts who were down south. A comprehensive investigation of alleged unreasonable freight rates on wool, hides and pelts from western points to eastern destinations has been ordered by the interstate com merce commission. While the com mission is engaged in investigating exorbitant transportation charges it would not go amiss were it to pry into the affairs of the express companies the greatest robbers of them all. But it may be that the representatives of these interests in the senate object to such procedure. Unauthorized appropriations of the tax-payers' money is one of the charges against the recent legislature, and the one to Mrs. John A. Johnson stands out boldly.Anoka Union. The above is characteristic of the cantankerous old gas-bag who edits the Anoka Union. He was never known to refuse an "appropriation," authorized or unauthorized, tainted or untainted, from any source. Cheek and gall are his main component parts. Those who know him best aver that if he had a soul he would mortgage it to his satanic ma]esty for a small pecuniary consideration. He is as destitute of chivalrous in- decency. Avast' hypocrite! Talk about the slow grinding of the Mitchell and Frank Morrison for al leged disobediencirto,a boycott injunc tion. The court holds that the con- con- gation $500,000 was expended, most tween the labor men and the Bucks Stove company have been adjudi- of which went into the pockets of 93 lawyers. Forty different judges par- cated, it was believed that Monday's ticipated in the proceedings, 16 of decision would be the last heard of whom are dead, and 42 of the 249 wit- this notable action, but the supreme nesseshave also departed this life, court of the District of Columbia, The estate was a large one and the upon its own initiative, has reopened lawyers knew it. hobbled justice places the Jarndyce tempt proceedings should have been Peterso^I Nelson vs. Jarndyce litigation suit, of which treated as a civil and not as a crimi Charles Dickens wrote in his novel, nal case, and that the only sentence "Bleak House," in the background. This New York case, Donnelly vs. the labor leaders was fines. Toucor- McArdle, had been in the law courts refct the error the case was sent back majority vote thart they dide not want 23 years, or three years longer than to the local court -with orders that it be dismissed. As the differences be- the case. THE PRISrCETOK XJ^IOK: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1911. FORESTRT SER VICE APPROPRIATION. as mea as pre as reliable as the weather predictions the Tribune remarks of old Hicks and other fellows of like Conductors and motormen in the employ of the Twin City Rapid Tran sit company are getting together for stincts as he is of common sense and the coming Memorial day, in order to better observe the day and do honor to our deceased soldiers and the surviving members of the Grand you mercenary old On Monday the supreme court of the Army of the Republic United States set aside the sentences of imprisonment imposed by the su preme court of the District of Colum bia upon ssion of forest and prairie fires The government has so de- in the harvest time. Crop reports are with reference to the appropriation to return gaL/ Z\Tlt Here is early evidence of the wisdom and justice of those who pleaded for a While we are of the opinion that at least $100,000 should have been ap propriated, yet, under intelligent su pervision, $75,000, properly expended, ought to give Minnesota an efficient forestry service. By a strict enforce ment of the law and proper vigilance on the part of the forest rangers it should be possible, in a great meas ure, to prevent forest fires or to sup press them in their incipiency. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. OVV TO J*ULUTH JUNE 1-2. Another meeting or convention of the Northern Minnesota Development association is to be held at Duluth on June 1st and 2nd. It is the intention to make the Duluth convention the biggest and best yet held by the asso ciation. The preliminary program announces a long array of speakers of state and national prominence, and the topics are interesting and perti nent not only to northern Minnesota but to the entire state. That the con vention will be fruitful of results and productive of much good cannot be doubted. It is needless to add that Duluth has ample hotel accommoda tions, its citizens are noted for their generous hospitality and delight in making visitors feel "a home." Mille Lacs county should be well rep resented at the Duluth convention. Among other things it is said that the democrats would like to have the whiskey distilleries investigated, aDd nothing would suit them better, per haps, than to personally make the in vestigation. Memorial Day Closing: We, the undersigned, merchants and business men of Princeton, hereby agree to close our stores, offices and places of business from 12 o'clock noon to 5 o'clock in the afternoon on A E Allen & Co Evens Hwd Co E Byers Gottwerth Kettelhodt Samuel Gompers, John Mcllhargey Hwd Co Caley Hwd Co Herdhska Johnson C. Foltz Princeton Union Referring to the recent forest fires in OPINIONS O EDITORS I First National Bank S Long Skahen A Eaton Avery Clothing House Guy Ewing A Belsem Kopp & Bartholomew Reodstrom Matt Engebretson Hoffman Hummel Roller Mill Feed Store Majority Against Poor Farms. Cass county does not want a poor which could have been imposed upon *nu n, *u survived by three children. farm# Tf othe day th commis sioners that county decided by a If allpassengerw th' creas C6n nnlv F\ A. flarla na nrUa R^. _. pUD F.A.Car.ecann *ri,e, nnds. ^^^^^7^^^ fault with the legislature for the to invest in a farm for the present. It appears that more than fifty counties of the state have no poor farms. The Mille Lacs county com missioners have recently purchased a poor farm if properly conducted there is no reason why it should not be made practically self-sustaining. In any event if the land was pur chased right small loss can ensue, for terms of payment. See land in Mille Lacs county is not de- placing your loan predating in value tehty a nRoar. ea Will be a ratesnto the oldethree railroads i the stat in aslS 7 i but the public will likely have to gre appropriation made at the stand it or keep off the cars.-Belle session for the preservation of Plaine Herald. Incendiarism will Ran Rife. Sam Fullerton, after futile attempts mission, has been a place by Governo marshaI arger appropriation for the forest ProPerfcy Eberhartfound as a deputy fire Fullerton protects poorly as he did the game I a 1 service in Minnesota. The legislature cut the $150,000 reasonably asked for to $75,000, less than it had to appro priate as a deficiency to make up for leaving the state defenseless last year. The writer was a member of the house committee on appropriations and was present at a joint meeting of this bill is a traitor to his party, be the appropriation committees of the house and senate, which lasted until midnight, when the matter in question was under discussion, and we can as sure the Tribune that it required some stron^ arguments to induce the joint committee to approve of an appropri ation of even $75,000. In this connec tion we wish to make mention of the fact that a southern Minnesota senator, Hon. S. D. Works of Man kato, rendered good services on that occasion. One senator, Hon. C. J. Swanson, in his feeble way, talked of graft in connection with the forestry service and seemed to be opposed to any appropriation whatever. an fioh r\f fViio cfot-e _J? fish of this statn incendiarism will run rife.Labor World. 5* $- 3 Selfishness is Nonpartisan Naturally all the democratic ex changes lay the failure of the re apportionment measure to the repub licans. Every man who voted against he republican or democrat, and it will be up to the people to see that no more chances are offered them to repeat the trick Ely Miner. $- Possesses a Ragged Constitution. Yes, the dandelion is healthy. It is one of the healthiest of plants. We have known a dandelion to thrive luxuriously although dosed with kerosene, soapsuds, whitewash and concentrated lye, in addition to being chopped off at the root sixteen times during the summer. The dandelion has a constitution that may be called rugged.Coleraine Optic. .5. Pessimistic Knockers. And now the Bemidji Pioneer holds the recent legislature responsible for the forest fires that menace northern Minnesota, claiming that the new forestry code was enacted too late in the session. If later in the summer the country is flooded by rains the leg islature will no doubt be blamed for not appropriating a sufficient sum for state drainage.Roseau Region. The King: of Muckrakers One Lynn Haines is receiving some hard knocks from a number of our contemporaries and, judging by a few of his muckraking letters which have come to our notice, he deserves all he gets and more. As a. mud-slinger Lynn has passed into the front rank, but his idiotic drivel will not appeal to men of sense and fairness.Preston Times. i ot withstandinc The good roads bill, the work done by the St. Louis county legislators, are the few shining exceptions which only serve to accentuate the dismal failure of the rest of the 1911 legisla tive record. Bob Dunn to the con trary notwithstanding. But then Bob is somewhat contrary, notwithstand ing he's a pretty good sort of a Dunn. Cass Lake Times. 4 Well Said. Bright flowers for the mothers that are living. And don't wait for Mother's day to present them to her. She merits all the love and tenderness and helpfulness you can give herand no matter how much you do for her you will ever be in her debt. The world is full of good mothersand of such are the kingdom of heaven, right here on earth.St. Cloud Journal Press. 5 Speaks Good Word for Legislature. The editor of this paper is becom ing to be looked upon as a sort of a freak by some of the brethren of the press because he does not chase off after the popular fads of the day the same as the rest of them do. He hasn't joined in the hue and cry against the last legislature to the ex tent that all the other papers did. He found some good in the legislature and attributed much of what was bad to the condition the people are under. He hasn't nearly yelled his head off for tariff revision downward and nearly finished the job "hollering" against revision downward when that thing was proposed under the guise of reciprocity. In fact he hasn 't been echoing the sentiments of the subsi dized city consolidated press. In this latter respect he is something of a freak.SI ayton Gazette. Dr Hallberg Dead Dr. O. Hallberg, a practicing physician at Cambridge in the late seventies, recently died at the Chisago county poor farm from cancer of the throat. His wife remained with him to the last. Besides his wife he is A Episcopal Services. Services will be held in Hope church, Congregational church, Princeton, on Wednesday, May 24. Evening prayer and sermon at 8 p. m. Please come and bring others to wor ship with you. Isaac Houlgate, Pastor. I have a large sum of eastern money to loan on improved farms at a low rate of interest and on liberal me before Robt. H. King. ll-tf Juniors and Sophs Entertain Seniors. All class jealousies were forgotten and all rivalry put in the background last Friday evening, when the junior and the sophomore classes of our high school united in entertaining the senior class at the Masonic hall. And right royally did they entertain themsparing neither time nor energy in lavish and artistic decorating, in serving bounteously of dainty edibles, and in all ways striving to make the evening one for the seniors to look back upon with most pleasurable re membrances. The vista that greeted the guests as they entered the halls was indeed a pretty one. Red and whitethe senior colorsdominated the color scheme, although the high school colors, as well as the colors of the juniors and the sophomores, were cleverly introduced. The quaintly formed frappe booth blossomed with the gorgeous orange and black of the Princeton high school. A window apiece was reserved for the purple and gold of the juniors and the blue and white of the sophomores. Pen nants were everywhere and one plat form was transformed into a cozy corner. When the guestswhich included the high school teacherswere all assem bled, large outline pictures of the members of the senior class were ex amined, and a guessing contest devel oped from it. Miss Anna Hoehn car ried off first honors while Miss Yan cey won and was presented with the booby prizea succulent stick of licorice, the devouring of which would have been an easy task, as she had many offers of assistance in so doing. After several pleasing solos by Miss Fibigar and a number of well received selections by the high school orchestra, all were bidden to the two long tables and a delicious repast was served which was charming to the eye as well as relishing to the palate. The appointments for the re freshments paid exclusive honor to the senior colors. A broad scarf of red laid on the snowy cloth ran the full length of each table and graceful streamers of the colors intertwined depended from the ceiling to the cor ners of each table. Beautiful red roses, nodding superbly from big rus tic baskets, formed the centerpieces. The favors were cleverly fashioned red flowers within whose petals were concealed tiny boxes of salted al monds. Each place card was daintily decorated with a basket of flowers. Course followed courseeach bring ing some fresh surprise in the ingeni ous carrying out of the color scheme. The fruit jelly was red and white, the fruit salad was red and served in quaintly constructed tricornered bas kets of white crackers tied with red ribbons. The red and white ice cream was accompanied by red cake and white, and these were only a few of the delicious and palatable viands. A merry time ensued when the toast beveragea fruit nectarwas poured. As it was sipped through the red and white decorated straws the toast mis tress, Miss Alta Reichard, presided, and many and witty were the quips and toasts proposed. Miss Laurena Jesmer ably responded to "How it feels to be a senior." Lloyd Wallace aptly gave "The ambitions of a sen ior, in his response. Eugene Kalk man's coast, "To the seniors," was fittingly given and well received. Forrest McVicar then gallantly toast ed "The senior girls," making it quite evident that he at least intended to appropriate to himself at some future time some senior girl. The toast mistress then closed this feature of the entertainment by proposing the Irish toast, "May misfortune follow you all the days of your life, but never catch up with you,"which was roundly cheered. The rest of the evening was passed in dancing and all went home feeling that a delightfully jolly time had been added to each one's collection of happy school memories. Standard Oil Company Ordered Dissolved The Standard Oil company of New Jersey and its nineteen subsidiary corporations were on Monday de clared by the supreme court of the United States to be a conspiring combination in restraint of trade. It was also held to be monopolizing interstate commerce in violation of the Sherman anti-trust law and the dissolution of the combination was ordered to take place within six months. Thus ended the tremendous struggle on the part of the govern ment to put down by authority of law a combination which it claimed was a menace to the industrial and eco nomic advancement of the whole country. The court in its opinionwhich contained over 20,000 wordsinter preted the Sherman anti-trust law so as to limit its application to acts of "undue" restraint of trade and not "every" restraint of trade, thus leav ing the inference that each corpora tion whose acts may be called into question must be judged upon the merits of its particular case. In other words, the court seems to have up held the doctrine that there are "good" and "bad" trusts. In the main features of the decision the court was unanimous, but Justice Harlan dissented as to the limitation of the application of the Sherman anti-trust law. Attorney General Wickersham may now consider the criminal prosecution of members of the Standard Oil com pany, as it is held by the attorneys of the department of justice that there is opportunity for such a proceeding under the supreme eourt decision of Monday.