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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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-
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.
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 PRISrCETOK XJ^IOK: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1911.
FORESTRT SER VICE APPROPRIATION.
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
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
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
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
Samuel Gompers, John Mcllhargey Hwd Co
Caley Hwd Co
Referring to the recent forest fires in OPINIONS O EDITORS I
First National Bank
Avery Clothing House
Kopp & Bartholomew
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.
othe day th commis
sioners that county decided by a
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
Will be a
ratesnto the oldethree railroads i the stat in
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
Incendiarism will Ran Rife.
Sam Fullerton, after futile attempts
mission, has been a place by
arger appropriation for the forest ProPerfcy
Eberhartfound as a deputy fire
poorly as he did the game
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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