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1\ THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. Published Every Thursday. TERMSSI.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID I N ADVANCE. OFFICE: FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURT HOUSE. 0. I. STAPLES. Business Manager. THOS. H. PROWSE, Editor. Oleaginous Frank Day and Ole O. Sageng would make a mighty slippery pair to draw to. Dr. Wiley had better be on his guardthe public poisoners may de cide to hire an anarchist to sum marily remove him. Grove E. Wilson, former political writer on the St. Paul Dispatch, is making the Redwood! Gazette an ex ceedingly live paper. The Minneapolis Journal tells us that "the police are busy chasing thieves." It should have added, "but they scarcely ever catch one." It is an open secret in Twin City political circles that Sam Van Sant aspires to succeed Knute Nelson in the United States senate. Unthink able! Van Sant is a putrid remi niscence! Admiral Togo of the Japanese navy has been sightseeing in New York city and, from the reports in the daily press, the officers deputized to accom pany him must have shown him howthe to go some. By inadvertence neither Oklahoma or the names of its senators appear on page 713 of the legislative manual. Even the most carefully-edited refer ence books are not altogether free from errors. The Rev. Dr. Aked tells us that the east does not "respond to religion." Still, the "Rev." Billy Sunday made it pay while he was there. Upon second thought, however, it may bedrouth. that Billy does not preach religion. There is a possibility, says a Washington dispatch, that Senator Nelson will not be a candidate for re election next year, that he feels he has given sufficient time to public service. It may be that Knute sees boulders ahead. There was an interlocking of horns between Ralph Wheelock and At torney General Simpson the other day but Ralph withdrew his insinua tionscrawfished, as it wereand the fray came to an end without either drawing blood. Red Wing had a street carnival re cently but it has decided never more to be humbugged in like manner. The street carnival is a delusion and a snare. People are deluded into the belief that they are having a good time whi]e snares are laid for their pocketbooks. A scarehead in a Minneapolis paper reads. "Crops Good, Says Chicago Financier," and then goes on to tell us that "crops are good." This im portant information, if authentic, is of course deserving of a scare head, but what in h does a financier know about crops? Two more stars have been added to the flag, as Arizona and New Mexico have been admitted to the sisterhood of statesthe bill granting the last of the territories statehood passed the senate Tuesday. The only remaining territory on the American continent that owes allegiance to the Star Spangled banner is Alaska. Anenb the punishment meted out to recalcitrants at the Red Wing train ing school the report of the state board of visitors, issued last Friday, says that the present method of whipping, limited to 15 strokes a day with a light leather strap, is in effective. This report should have an important bearing on the Whittier case. The press dispatches tell us that a revolution is brewing in Cuba. It may amount to no more than a mere tempest in a teapot if nipped in the bud, but some of the greatest revolu tions in history have been generated by the incitement of the populace to rebellion by a few determined in surgents such as those who threaten to overthrow Cuba at the present time. Great Britain, France and the United States having signed the inter national arbitration treaty for the peaceful settlement of all disputes which may arise between them, it would now be in order for them to build more battleships and strengthen their fortifications. In a speech on the statehood bill Senator Borah of Idaho vigorously attacked the principle underlying the recall of the judiciary and declared it to be hie. uncompromising and de liberate opinion that without a free and independent judiciary popular government would be a "taunting, tormenting delusion." It would be even worse than that. At about the same hour on Tuesday afternoon Senator W. P. Frye of Maine, and John W. Gates crossed the great divide that leads to the hereafter. Senator Frye was a states man of national repute, one who served his state and the nation ably and honestly. Gates was one of the chief captains of high finance, but all his wealth could not purchase him an extension of time when the summons came. Our St. Paul correspondent, "The County Chairman," is always on the alert for live items of news. Not one of the city papers makes mention of attempt to buy up and mutilate every copy of Collier's Weekly of the issue of July 29 for sale at the St. Paul and Minneapolis news stands. The writer was shown six papers in one book store where the objection able article had been scissored out. Who footed the bill? A total failure of crops in parts of South Dakota has decided the agri cultural bureau of that state to send out experts to preach the gospel of dry farming to the victims of the But what good will that do? It is too late now to raise a crop, and large numbers of the farmers will have left that Godforsaken country ere another year rolls 'roundmany of them will come to Minnesota, where a crop failure is unknown. Under the new congressional re apportionment Minneotsa is given an additional congressman, and if there is no reapportionment in this state be fore next election he will have to be elected at large. Already more than a dozen candidates have been men tioned, but Hon. L. C. Spooner of Morris, mentally and physically, stands head and shoulders above them all. Mr. Spooner is able, fear less and independent and would rep resent the state with credit in the na tional lawmaking body. From an investigation recently con cluded by Dr. Wiley and his squad of poison experts it would appear that many of the decoctions sold as beer are not beerthat is, they are made from ingredients other than malt and hopsand the chief chemist proposes to see that the manufacturers of this "beer which is not beer" be required to attach labels to the stuff setting forth the names and quantities of its component ingredients. Brewers who make their beer from other than malt and hops will of course be denied the use of the pure food label, which most, if not all, of them carry on their bottles at present. The doctor is determined that the people shall not be poisoned without their knowing itand the people should be grateful to him. The Duluth News-Tribune says that "Colonel" Dunn owes the governor's staff a double-jointed apology for characterizing the members Ahereof as "an assortment of bandy-leg%ed, short and tall, fat and lean, mismatched 'cavaliers.'" The Tribune further says that he"Colonel" Dunn"is always long on apologies" and it ex pects that one will be made "in large letters printed in colored ink, green preferred." While this was not "Col onel" Dunn's personal size-up of the governor's staff, he emphatically refuses to permit an apology to be made for anything which appears in his paper. Had he undertaken to describe the governor's coterie of colonels the chances are that they would not have escaped so easily, for the "colonel" is well aware that as a squad of oddities the world knows not their like. That confounded question, "What is a Progressive?" is being con tinually asked by some fellow or other. From a study of the proceed ings of the self-styled "progressives" in congress we have arrived at the conclusion that they are a species of human crab who will go either back ward or forward to further their own ends. There are probably excep tions, but they are not so numerous that they are readily di scernible. THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1911. This reads like a story from Lake land, Florida, but it isn't: "Wolf Kissin of Duluth, who bought a sec tion of Long lake, St. Louis county when he thought he was buying terra firma at a sale of state land, conducted by State Auditor Iverson on May 19, will undoubtedly get histhat money back and the setting aside of the sale will be asked of the next legislature." What have you been trying to do, Sam? Has the state pure food commission analyzed the so-called "ice cream powders" and ascertained the ingre dients which enter into them? If not it should be done forthwith. We are told upon good authority that large quantities of this powder is used by the manufacturers of ice cream and that the stuff is injurious to health that it is used to thicken the cream and also to preserve it. But whether the dope is injurious or not the public is entitled to know its component parts. Is the pure food commission hibernating? The Foley Independent is now anamendment all home-print paper. Bro. Nyman is sensible in making this change, as he will be enabled to handle the large number of advertisements which the paper invariably carries to better ad vantage and he will not be at the mercy of the ready-print trusthe can select all of his reading matter and will not have to run ads forsharks which the trust gathers in the money. The Independent is one of the best country weeklies published in the northwest and the Union is pleased to see that it is prospering. Senator Clapp is long on bombastic oratory but short on facts. In a communication to the St. Cloud Journal-Press he attempts to. correct a refutation of misstatements con tained in one of his anti-reciprocity speeches. The Journal-Press comes back at the senator with a few facts and figures which completely dis approve of his fine-spun theories, and concludes with this parting shot: "If Senator Clapp does not understand this simple proposition we shall be glad to give him further instruction, and will do it with kindest regards and cordial good will." President Simon, the big black nigger with a blacker heart, who has been ruling the blackest republic on earth, believing discretion to be theadjudged best part of valor, has thrown up theincapable sponge and, with his family, departed from Haiti and left the capital in the hands of two rival revolutionary parties to settle matters between them selves. Simon has proven himself to be a despot of the worst stripe and a grafter who has systematically robbed the public treasury. The great mistake the Haitians made was in permitting him to escape. He should have been tied hands and feet and fed to the sharks which abound in the harbor of Port au Prince. "Not a Single Account Over drawn," is the caption line of an article on state finances in one of the city dailies. That is nothing new. The state auditor would not permit any account to be overdrawn when the appropriation for any fund is ex hausted he refuses to draw a warrant on such fund. At the end of the fiscal year, July 31, there were large balances on hand, but it must be retion membered that many appropriations become available at the commence ment of the new fiscal year, Aug. 1, and a few weeks hence the revenue fund will be reduced considerably, and by the end of the calendar year the state may be obliged to borrow temporarily until the railroad gross earnings tax commences to flow into the treasury. Minnesota has the largest permanent funds of any state in this union, and every dollar of the same safely invested in high grade securities. BOBBING THE CHIPPEWA. INDIANS. A couple of years ago Senator Clapp secured the adoption of an amendment to the Indian bill which permitted mixed bloods on the White Earth Indian reservation to dispose of their holdings. The result was hundreds of the "bloods" were virtually defrauded of their lands by unprincipled white scoundrels in col lusion with government officials. In many instances the "bloods" were crazed with vile whiskey when they signed the papers that robbed them of their homes. The only ones who profited by the enactment, for which Senator Clapp was in a large measure responsible, were the pine-grabbers and land-sharks. Perhaps Senator Clapp or some of his admiring "pro gressive" friends can give good and sufficient reasons for the necessity of such legislation. Proceedings have been instituted by the government in the Federal courts to set aside the conveyances made by the "bloods," but it is the old story of locking the stable door after the steed has been stolen. It seems absurd that the govern ment should set aside a reservation as a permanent home for the Chippe wa Indians, and then congress should enact legislation that would permit white grafters to despoil the unso phisticated red men of their homes in the reservation so set apart. A congressional committee is at present engaged in investigating the frauds perpetrated upon the Indians under the provisions of the Clapp but there are indications that the investigation will not amount to much. The Clapp amendment should be re pealed and every conveyance of real estate attempted to be made under its provisions should be set aside and the land restored to the Indians. Let the scheming pine-grabbers and land pocket their losses. It would serve them right. Annexed hereto is an extract from the proceedings of the congressional investigating committee, as the same appeared in the Washington dis patches published in the Pioneer Press, which may prove interesting reading to the friends of our junior United States senator: Doesn't Know Why Clapp Old It Representative Ferris asked Judge Burch if he happened to know what induced Senator Clapp to offer the amendment to the Indian bill under which the White Earth mixed bloods were authorized to alienate their hold ings. I know nothing about that," re sponded the witness. I do know that prior to the passage of the amend ment a man from Minnesota was inworka Washington lobbying for such legis lation." It was brought out in the course of the testimony that in the presentation of the land cases to the courts the government will set up the plea that any Chippewa involved who has less than one-half of white blood shall be a fullblood, and therefore under the law of passing title to his lands. Representative Ferris of Oklahoma, a member of the committee, made a suggestion in the hearing which failed to find sympathy with Representative Graham of Illinois, the chairman. Mr. Ferris gave it as his belief that the crux of the situation was the ne cessity for the repeal of the Clapp amendment. The whole matter, he declared, should be referred to the committee on Indian affairs, with a recommendation for legislation pro viding for the repeal of the Clapp law, which permits the mixed bloods to alienate allotments. It took considerable questioning on the part of the representative before Major Howard could be induced to give a half-hearted opinion that it would probably be a good thing to have the Clapp law reppealed. IS IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL? On the spur of the moment the other day the attorney general held that chap. 138, general laws of 1911, is un constitutional. The chapter in ques appropriates the sum of 835,000 for the purpose of enlarging and imsuffered proving the outlet of the Mustinka state ditch. It appears that in the year 1896 the state completed a ditch that drained state lands in Grant county the ditch empties into the Mustinka river. Owing to the sur plus water conveyed by the ditch the Mustinka river has overflowed its banks on several occasions and inun dated adjacent lands. In 1897 and 1908 crops to the value of $28,302 were destroyed, and the value of 8,000 acres of land was depreciated from $40 to $15 per acre. Prior to the con struction of the ditch these lands were never overflowed. All that is neces sary to prevent a recurrence of the overflow is to enlarge the channel of the Mustinka river. The question was thoroughly dis cussed by committees of the last legis lature and in both branches thereof, and it was generally conceded that the Traverse county farmers whose lands had been inundated were en titled to relief, hence the enactment of the law appropriating $35,000 for that purpose. The attorney general's opinion is based upon the decision of the sustatements. preme court in the road "pork-bar- rel" case. The two cases are notcharges analogous. It is preposterous to pre sume that the state can despoil its citizens of their property and afford the ones despoiled no redress. If a private individual were to construct a ditch that would injure the property of others the parties aggrieved would certainly have a good cause of action against him. That the state has notafterward. the constitutional right to redress grievances inflicted by itself is a forced and unnatural interpretation of the constitution. COLLINS' DIRTY TRICK. That was a dirty, underhanded trick which P. V. Collins played the county superintendents and school boys of the state. Asking the superintendents to enroll a number of boys from the territory under their jurisdiction for a three-days' visit, with all expenses paid, as his guests at the state fair, they, in good faith, accommodated Mr. Collinsthey knew that many a boy who could not afford to pay hischarges. expenses would be delighted to ac cept the "hospitality" of the "great philanthropist." A little later each boy whose name had been sent in to the plausible schemer received notice that in order to be entertained at the fair "free of expense" he would be required to secure 20 suscribers to Collins' alleged farm paper. Hence, the poor little fellows who looked for ward to a pleasant time at the fair were sadly disappointedthey knew that to obtain 20 subscribers to a paper so little known as Collins' would take several weeks of hard work, that they were up against a hard proposition. So most of them declined the offer, and not "with thanks either. There is not paper in the state which would not pay the expenses of any number of boys to the state fair upon the conditions pro posed by Collins. It was a deeply laid mercenary scheme that failed to scheme that cannot do other than act as a boomerang to the dethese signing 'benefactor"' who is re sponsible for its creation. Y.DAT GOT. JOHNSON COULD OR SHOULD HATE DO*E. In a lengthy article in the Minne apolis Tribune of the 3rd insfc., Mrs. Belle Pearson, who was for several years "Chairman of the Mothers' Club Committee in the Minnesota State Federation of Woman's Clubs," airs her views on the Red Wing Re form school imbroglio, and tells of a particularly flagrant case of inhuman treatment of a little girl named "Maggie" which she brought to Governor Johnson's attention in the spring of 1906. We quote from Mrs. Pearson's article: "As immediate relief seemed im perative it was decided upon confer ence to take this matter directly to the governor. "He granted us an audience and gave Miss Benton's story the closest attention. "When she came to the story of Maggie the great heart of Governor Johnson was touched. "His sad face grew sadder and he rose and paced the floor. 'Poor child! Poor child!' he kept repeating and I noticed that his eyes were moist. "Can there be greater tribute to this noble man than the fact that he over the wrongs of an un known child? "In conclusion he asked that Miss Benton send him a certified statement so he could lay the matter before the board of control, and he asked that my name be added to the document as additional guarantee." Mrs. Pearson publishes two letters she received from the governor in one of which he informed her that a fe male physician had been appointed for the Girl's Training School at Red Wing, and in the other he said: "the state board of control, with some persuasion, has adopted a resolution providing that all cases of corporal punishment and solitary confinement of either boys or girls must be im mediately reported to the board of control for their information and action.'* "The great heart of the governor" could not have been touched to any great extent or he would have done something more than write two mean ingless letters. Action speaks louder than sympathetic exclamations and moist eyes. Either Governor John son was woefully remiss in his duty or he discredited Mrs. Pearson's The presumption is that he did investigate and found the unsustained. Certainly any governor with red blood in his veins would have personally investigated the charges and, if he had found them sustained by the facts, would have im mediately caused the removal of the superintendent of the Red Wing school and the board of control if necessary and argued the law points WD AT II OULD BENEFIT ALL. Bob Dunn wants an extra session of the legislature so as to enact a five per cent gross earnings tax. The only result would be that the legis lature would have more money to squander foolishly.Le Sueur News. Bob Dunn does not favor an etxra session of the legislature for any pur pose, and has said so repeatedly. The railroad gross earnings tax may not be high enough, but to increase the rate at this time would furnish the railroads with an additional reason for maintaining their present excessive passenger and freight A material reduction in passenger and freight rates and equalizing the same, so that there would not be such gross discrimina tion in favor of the terminal points, would be of benefit to the people of the state generally, but an increase in the rate of taxation paid by railroads would, as the News intimates, result in more extravagant appropriations by the legislature and comparatively few would be benefited thereby. The Riverside Hotel Having entered into possession of the Riverside hotel I am now pre pared to cater to the peoples' wants and solicit a share of their patronage. I shall endeavor to give my patrons satisfaction at all timesthe service will be of the best. Try the Riverside hotel under its new management. Alex Simpson, Prop. Resolutions of Condolence. Whereas, it has pleased the Su preme Ruler of the Universe to call from our midst our brothers, Abra ham Orr and Charles Judkins, and the grim reaper death has summoned brothers to that bourne from which no traveler returns: And whereas, these brethren, while laboring among us, were faithful, earnest, and loyal Masons and up right and useful men and citizens And, whereas, Fraternal lodge and this community have lost good, true and loyal citizens and members therefore be it Resolved by Fraternal lodge No. 92, A. F. & A. M., that we as a lodge deeply, sincerely and heartily regret and mourn the loss of these our be loved brothers and be it Further resolved, that we trust and believe that it is well with our brothers, and that while they will no longer meet with us and we can no longer enjoy their society in this earthly lodge, yet we hope to join them in the lodge on high and be it Further resolved, that these resolu tions be recorded in the records of the lodge, published, and a copy given to the families of our deceased brethren. Chas. A. Dickey, M. M. Stroeter, Geo. E. Rice, Committee. MARKET REPORT The quotations hereunder are those prevailing on Thursday morning at the time of going to press: GRAIN, HAY, ETC. Wheat, No. 1 Northern 96 Wheat, No. 2 Northern 94. Wheat, No. 3 Northern 90 Oats 32@3o Barley 63(a7 Flax 1.72(31.92 Rye 67@72 Wildhay 15.00 Tame hay 17.00 LIVE STOCK Fat beeves, per ft 3c 4c Calves, per ft, 4c@5c Hogs, per cwt $7.00 $7.50 Sheep, per ft 3c@4c Hens, old, per ft 8 Springers, per ft .I!l0c MINNEAPOLIS. Minneapolis, Wednesday evening. Wheat, No. 1 hard, $1.08 No. 1 Nor thern, $1.07: No. 2 Northern, $1.06. White Oats, 41c No 3, 40c. Rye, 80c. Flax, No. 1, $2.25. Corn, Nq. 3 Yellow, 65c. Barley, 65c@$1.04.