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*ion. Wm. E. Lee, One of the Republi- can Can didates for Governor, Talks in This Section. Objects to Interests Dominating State Politics and Sharply Criticises the Eberhart Regime. I was not a very large audience that greeted Hon. Wm. E. Lee, one of the republican candidates for governor, at Brands' opera house last Friday evening. 'Tis the wrong time of the year to get people to turn out to a political meeting, and oh Friday evening there were two counter attractions in progress while Mr. Lee vs as speakinga lawn festi val and a band concert. Those who were present listened attentively to "what Mr. Lee had to say and ap peared to be deeply interested. Mr. Lee commenced his talk by calling attention to the fact that the common people, not only in this country but in Europe, were begin ning to take a larger interest in affairs of government. He dwelt on the evils of minority rule in this country, and especially in the state of Minnesota. He placed the blame for minontj rule in this state on the large intereststhe brewers, the steel trust, the railroads and the public sen ice corporations. Under the new primarj law he held it was possible, for the first time in the history of the state, for the people to rule. Mr. Lee claimed that there was gross extravagance in the manage ment of state affaiis and that the direct tax rate for state purposes had been steadily increasing for the past 10 years, while during the same period the revenue derived from in direct taxation had been more than doubled. He criticised Governor Eberhart for his non-attendance at board meetings and foi the reckless manner in which the governor's con tingent fund was expended. He gave a list of warrants that had been issued on the contingent fund on voucheis signed b} the governor's stenographer. But it seemed to the Union representative that much of the criticism bestowed on the gOAernor should haAe been directed against anothei state official. On Saturday afternoon Mr. Lee addressed another small audience at Firemen's hall in Milaca. His talk was along the same lines as that de livered at Princeton. At Milaca, while Mr. Lee mentioned no names, he strongly intimated that one of the candidates for go"\ernor was backed by the brewers while another had the support of the steel trust. From Milaca Mr. Lee went to Mora, where he spoke on Saturday evening. On Thursday evening Mr. Lee had talked at Elk Rher, and he spent Friday afternoon until train time at Zimmerman. Mr. Lee met manj old friends here and at Milaca. He lepresented Mille Lacs county, in part, in the legis lative sessions of 1885, 1887 and 1893. He is making- a thorough canvass of the state and, while he may not land the nomination, his opponents will know he is in the race. One thing is certain, if Mr. Lee is chosen go\ernor he will give the state a good, clean, business admin istration and will be governor in fact as well as in name. LaFollette Araigns Third Party. In the current issue of his maga zine Bob La Follette calls upon all "true progressives'' to stand firmly against a third party .movement, saying that their highest obligation is to continue to fight within the re publican party for progressive prin ciples, policies and candidates. Roosevelt is portrayed as in open alliance with the reactionaries dur ing his term in the presidency, and as indifferent to those republicans who were fighting for direct primaries and other reforms. "In no partisan spirit," says the senator, 'I repeat that the progres sive nun ement began within the re publican party. I rapidly advanced its control, shaping the policies of state administrations and stamping its impression upon national legis lation as a distinctly progressive re publican movement, and upon this fact in recent political' history I ap peal to progressive republicans every where to maintain their organiza tion within the republican party. To maintain such an organization blind allegiance to every party nomination and to every party declaration is not esseential. "Until little more than one year ago Roosevelt had not even expressed himself as friendly to what had be comewhile he was .in -Africaso &M &*&d^Ms8&$ widely known as the progressive re publican movement. Not until about five months ago did he make his so-called declaration of prin ciples. Shortly thereafter he aban doned any attempt to discuss his principles. Ignoring issues, he lured the president into a campaign so bitterly personal that by the time of the Chicago convention the frenzy and passion aroused subordinated everything to a fierce scramble to seat delegates and secure the nom ination. Fraud and bribery were charged upon both sides. Tempers were at white heat. Threats of personal violence were common. In vestigation was baffled. "There was no chance for argu ment. The truth was discounted. Lies were as good as facts. The Roosevelt men charged that the Taft men were stealing the convention. The Taft men charged the Roosevelt men with trying to steal the conven tion. "And upon this mad squabble for office between two men under whose administration the republican party had made the trust, tariff and special interest records for which it is most severely criticised, it is pro posed to destroy a sound and vital progressive movement which had al ready gone far to nationalize itself within a great and powerful organiz ation. Bill O'Malley's Birthday Anniversary. Four cars of fellows from Prince ton, including Andrew Sjoblorn, Fred Holm and others, motored out to Sandy lake on Sunday to assist Bill O'Malley, who is still a bachelor, in celebrating his forty-first birthday anniversary. There they were joined by a crowd from Baldwin, and the celebration of the auspicious event commenced. It was a celebration that at first brought tears to Bill's eyes, as Fred Holm delivered the oration of the day, but it resolved itself by degrees into an occasion of joUalit} in which Andiew SjobJom gave a representation of a Chippewa war dance and Bill O'Malley sang Rory O'Moore." And no one could deny that it was roary. A dinner of fish, washed down with lake water, completed the festivities, and Bill takes this means of thanking his friends for making life so pleasant to him, e\en though the period was short. He invites correspondence from eligible maidens who axe willing to become Mrs. O'Malley and keep house for him. Bill is fat, good-looking and 41. Minneapolis Appreciates the Road Drag. Even in Minneapolis, the metropo lis of the Northwest, they are be ginning to appreciate the* great value of road drags on their streets. A Mr. H. W. Thompson, highway engi neer of Greene county, Iowa, has been demonstrating to a committee of the Civic and Commerce associa tion of that city the efficacy of the common road drag in improving the condition of the streets. The drag is Mr. Thompson's remedy for poor streets whether they are made of clay, sand, gravel, cinders or black earth. He says it is the least expen si\e way of eliminating ruts and chuckholesof making a smooth street grow where a rut-wilderness has been. When a citj of the proportions of Minneapolis can utilize the humble split log drag on its streets to good advantage surely there should be no hesitation on the part of rural over seers of highways to follow in the footsteps of their city brethren. Once a road has been properly graded it can be kept in good condition by the frequent use of the split log drag and at a comparatively small ex pense. Impaled on Pitchfork. Ralph Olmstead, 17 years old, an Onamia drayman, fell from a load of hay on Tuesday afternoon and was impaled on a pitchfork. The tines entered the lower part of his ab domen. Fred Burrell and Dr. Road man brought the young man to Princeton on Tuesday evening in an automobile and he was taken to the Northwestern hospital. His mother also accompanied him. His father was telephoned for and arrived from Minneapolis the same evening. Dr. Cooney, assisted by Dr. Road man, performed an operation upon the patient and found that the bladder and intestines were punc tured. The young man is in a critical condition. Keep Oil the Road. The lake road from Page to Onamia is being torn up with a steam grader preparatory to improv ing the same, and consequently auto mobilists should avoid this stretch of highway for the present. Fred Bur rell, who was down from Onamia yesterday in his machine, says that the road is almost impassable. GIRLS OFTflESIXTIES Lavishly Entertained at Summer Cot- tage of fir. and /Irs. S. S. Pet- terson, Spectacle Lake. Eleven Members of the Club Were in Attendance and Mrs. Carleton Acted as Chaperone. The "Girls of the 'Sixties" were certainly to be envied when, on the 24th inst, two cars, with the skillful hands of Gerald Petterson and Harold Caley at the steering gear, stopped at the homes of the respec tive "eligibles" to whisk them away to the beautiful summer home of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Petterson on the shore of picturesque Spectacle lake. There they were entertained by Mrs. Swan Petterson, a member of the club, who was ably assisted by Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Petterson. In honor of the occasion the home had been most tastefully and lavish ly decorated with beautiful native vines, ferns and flowers graciously contributed by bountiful nature, which, in the opinion of the writer, are not excelled, at least in senti ment, by any of theii prouder rela tives of cultivation. After indulging in varied enter tainments the "girls" were called to refreshments upon the spacious veranda, where the decorations were Japanese in style and color. An im mense parasol overspread the center of the table, while the favors, green and yellow lilies, were filled with salted almondsassuming the form of miniature camp kettles, with tiny sticks of candy fastened with deli cately-colored ribbons to form the tripod. The place cards were Ja panese in style, and the usual pleasure and merriment were en joyed in the scramble of the young girls seeking their proper locations at the table. Upon finally becoming seated a feast oi five coursesnot only"fit for tne gods, but for goddesseswere served. The serving of the blocks of brick cream, with a tiny Japanese fan poised in the center, brought forth many joyous exclamations from the "girls." The entertainment was marred only by the unavoidable absence of Member Etta, as all others answered to the roll call, viz., the three Marvs, two Emmas, Watie, Katie, Ellen, Tina, Evelyn and Elizabeth, with Mrs. Carleton acting as chaperone to the giddy galaxy of beauties. The day, never to be forgotten, terminated with a delightful moon light ride home with Severt Petter son and Tommy Caley at the wheels. They deposited each member grace fully and safely at her door at the seemly and proper curfew hour (10:30) for all little girlies to be home. The day and its entertain ment went down in the annals of the club as "the best ever" and, by a unanimous vote of the club, its gracious thanks are tendered to Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Petterson, who so kindly threw open their hospitable doors and furnished the lion's share of the entertainment, and also to Gerald and Severt Petterson, Harold and Tommy Caley, who aided in so many ways to make the evening pleasant. I seems only fitting that the day should close with a touch of exquisite sadness, as each member seemed affected, at least mentally, with the beautiful words of 'The Day is Done." Larson-Neumann. Peter Larson of Wyanett and Miss Lottie Neumann, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Neumann of Greenbush, were married in the Methodist parsonage by Rev. E. B. Service on Saturday morning, July 27. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Erickson, brother-in-law and sister of the bride, were the wit nesses to the ceremony. An automobile was in waiting at the church and the young couple drove to Cambridge. From there they took the train for Duluth and, after a short wedding tour, will be at home to their friends on a farm which the groom owns in Wyanett. The Union congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Larson and wishes them happi ness. Third Party Convention. The "third," or "bull-moose party state convention was held the St. Paul auditorium on Tuesday but the adherents of Theodore attendance numbered only about Judge M.D. Purdy, the temp chairman, made a long-winded address and the convention immedi ately got down to business. It swork consisted in naming twelve deleg to the national convention at in in 500. ?orary rates Chica- X^tt *Jk&i 'J* ?l~'&3% go, naming twelve Roosevelt presi dential electors, forming a perma nent party organization, and adopt ing resolutions pledging the Minne sota third party men to all the Roosevelt ideas, and even to the re call. Managers of the new party move ment were much disappointed at the small attendance from the country districtsit showed lack of interest. There was only a handful of dele gates from the first and second dis tricts. Representation from the third, seventh, eighth and ninth was somewhat larger. The sixth district sent about a dozen. The Hennepin county delegation was about sixty strong, and the fourth district dele gates numbered about as many. Jacob F. Jacobson df Madison was elected permanent chairman and Albert O. Stark of Harris secretary. Coal Prices Not Exorbitant. In last week's issue the Union propounded the query why stove and egg coal was selling for $8.25 per ton in Anoka and $9.00 was charged in Princeton. Upon further inquiry we find there is a reason for the dis crepancy in price. As one of the Anoka dealers puts it: "There are three dealers in Anoka while there is room for only two." In other words, there is a fight on between the Anoka dealers and coal is being sold there at cost. The wholesale prices of hard coal at Duluth at present are as follows: Egg and stove coal $6.65 per ton, nut coal $6.90. The freight rates from Duluth to Anoka are the same as the rates to Princeton$1.25 per ton for hard coal and 90 cents per ton for soft coal. These figures were obtained from an Anoka dealer and, we might add, the dealer in question expressed the opinion that $9.00 per ton was not an exorbitant price to pay for egg and stove coal delivered at the customer's residence in Princeton. In the interest of fair play the Union makes this statement and has no apologies to offer for the in quiry propounded in last week's issue of the Union. Pressed the Wrong Lever. E. F. Whitney motored over to Cambridge on Sunday in Jay Herd liska's small Maxwell automobile and all went well until he started on the return trip. Then, when about five miles out of Cambridge, the machine commenced to skid and Whitney placed his foot on what he supposed was the brake apparatus, but instead he turned on more gasoline. The result was that the machine went up into the air, made several revolu tions and landed with a crash. One of the wheels of the car was smashed, two tires punctured and other damage sustainedit was necessary to expend $20 or more to repair it. Luckily Whitney was not in]ured. It appears that Whitney had been accustomed to run a Ford machine, which is differently constructed from a Maxwellhence the mistake of turning on the gasoline instead of operating the brake. May Return to His First Love. Captain Fred Howard of the Min neapolis fire department, accom panied by Mrs. Howard, came up Thursday evening and remained until Saturday morning visiting rela tives and friends. In a few more months Fred will have completed his twentieth year of continuous service in the Minneapolis fire department and will be entitled to a pension of $40 per month. He has no intention of retiring from active service yet awhile, but later on he may conclude to purchase a home in Princeton, raise chickens and garden "sass" and live here in peace and content ment the remainder of his days. Fred's boyhood friends will extend the glad hand to himself' and Mrs. Howard whenever they get ready to "settle down" in our pleasant vil lage. Clyde Van Wormer Here. Clyde Van Wormer of Lafayette, Oregon, is here on a visit to relatives and will remain a month. Clyde is a Princeton boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Van Wormer, who went west seven years ago. He is engaged as a school tejacher in Oregon and likes the country, but is gald to visit his old home again. He says his father, who is farming and fruit raising, is doing well, although he lost a large number of his apple trees recently. They became affected with Jose scale and the state inspector ordered the tops of them cut off. With the tops off the trunks can be treated for the disease, but it will take six or seven years for the trees to grow new tops arid again bear fruit. ifeLtt c%*k* THE WEEK'S DEATHS rilss Ouida Brown Passes Away at the Home of Her flother in Prince- ton After Long Illness. Byron fl. Van Alstein, a Former Resi- dent of Princeton, Dies Sud- denly at Oakland, Cal. After an illness extending over a period of many months, Miss Ouida Brown passed away at the home of her mother in this village on Sunday morning, July 28, at 1 o'clock. The cause of her death was disease of the heart, together with complications which arose therefrom. She was 24 years old. No effort was spared in an endeavor to restore her to health, the services of the very best physicians were obtained,but to no avail. Rev. E. B. Service conducted the funeral services at the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and delivered a touching ser mon, and the choir rendered several beautiful selections during the progress of the solemn ceremony. The church was filled with friends of the young lady who had been cut down in the flower of her youth and the procession to Oak Knoll ceme tery, where the interment took place, was one of the largest ever seen in Princeton. The floral offer ings were numerous and beautiful, many of the wreaths being sent by friends from St. Paul, Minneapolis, Sauk Rapids, Morris and other towns. The pallbearers were Fred Keith, Henry Plaas, Henry Avery, Harold Caley, Gerald Petterson and M. C. Brands. Mary Ouida Brown was born in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on March 23, 1888, and came to Princeton with her parents in 1900. Here she con tinued to live until the time of her death. She is survived by her father, Fred Brown, of Golden Val ley, Mont. and her mother, one brother, Robert, and one sister, Maude, of the village of Princeton. Miss Brown was a young lady high ly respected in the community. She possessed a sunny disposition and, despite her great suffering, was cheerful throughout her long illness. The taking away of her young lite is a sad blow to the members of the family who survive her, but God knows that which is best. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. Caine, Morris Mr. and Mrs. James Martin and daughter, St. Paul Mrs. Sarah Martin, Sauk Rapids Mr. and Mrs. W7m. Wessel, St. Paul and James Monroe, Morris. B. N. Van Alstein. John Van Alstein of this village has received a letter from Oakland, Cal., stating that his brother, Byron M., died suddenly from heart disease on July 24. He was 46 years of age and was born in Califorina. He is survived by a wife. "Bide" Van Alstein at one time lived in Princeton and will be re membered by many of its residents. He moved to California several years ago. Crown Defeats Orvock. Crown again demonstrated last Sunday that they have few equals and no superiors in this section when it comes to playing ball. They defeated the Orrock aggregation at Zimmerman by a score of 17 to 4. The feature of the game was the heavy hitting of the Crownites, They hitting safely 11 times in the first inning for a total of 10 runs enough to win the game. Sam Shaw was one of the stars with the bat out of five times up he gathered in three two-baggers and two singles. There was not a great deal of differ ence, however, as the entire team had their batting eye with them and hit almost at will. McKenney and Angstman were in the points for the winners and worked like pro fessionals. Next Sunday at the Princeton fair grounds Crown will meet an aggrega tion composed of the best players of Blue Hill and Princeton and a close and exciting contest will be the re sult. Herb Gates .Comes to Town. Herb Gates came to town on Tues day for the express purpose of talk ing politics and agitating a movement to overthrow the government, but he switched from this subject when questioned as to bee culture and the profits in honey. "There is greater profit in honey than in dairying,'' he said, 'and next spring I am going into the business on a more extended plan than ever before. I shall build a winter house that will hold prob ably 250 colonies and that number will bring forth as much profit as 25 cows. In the summer they will oc cupy my constant attention for about two months. There is good money in bees for the man who un derstands them, and I love the little fellows, not only for the dividend they bring but for theii industrious habitsthey set a splendid example to humanity." And, forgetting all about his scheme to overthrow the government, Herb went on his way. Ex-Senator Washburn Dead. William D. Washburn, former United States senator from Minne sota, died at his home, Fair Oaks, Minneapolis, on Monday evening. He was taken seriously ill in Europe about a month ago and when in formed by the attending physicians that he had only a short time to live he expressed the desire to die at home and he reached Minneapolis about a week before his death. Mr. Washburn was born in Maine 81 years ago, and was a member of the illustrious family of that name. He came to Minneapolis in 1857 and has been prominently identified with the social, business and political activities of that city and the North west until very recently. Politically he has served as United States surveyor general of the state, member of the legislature, member of congress and United States Sen ator. Years ago he was actively engaged in the lumbering and saw mill busi ness and carried on large lumbering operations in the Rum river pineries, and was a frequent visitor to Prince ton. He was also engaged in the flour mill business and was the father of the Soo railroad. He contributed more towards the upbuilding of Anoka than any other man. Not Many Potatoes Coming In. But one car of early potatoes has left here during the past week, and that was sent out on Saturday by Chas. Wedgwood, who has another car ready for transportation. Thos. F. Scheen will ship a carload today. The potatoes shipped by Mr. Wedg wood were taken directly from the field to the car. The quality of the early stock this year is said to be fairly good, but in some localities scab has asserted itself to considerable extent. The opening of the potato shipping season is at least two weeks later than that of last year. The prices being paid for potatoes, are from 40 to 45 cents per bushel. Geo. Dunn Home From Baltimore. George R. Dunn arrived home on Monday evening from Johns Hopkins university, Baltimore, after complet ing his second year in the medical college of that institution. For the past two months he has been as sisting in the free dispensary of the institution, where all sorts and con ditions of men, women and children are daily treated, both medically and surgically. This is a valuable school of experience and George expressed himself as well repaid for the time expended notwithstanding the fact that he received no salary. Annual Mission Services. The German Lutheran Zion church at Germany, 5 miles north of Prince ton, will hold its annual mission ser vices on Sunday, August 4. Services begin at 10 a. m. and 3:30 p. m. Sermons will be delivered by Rev. E. Polster of Crown and Rev. F. Wohl feil of St. Paul. Dinner will be served in the school house. All Germans are cordially invited. A. O. Strauch, Pastor. Wahkon Girl Swims Two Miles. In the face of a strong wind and a choppy sea, Miss Grace Bezanson ac complished the remarkable feat of swimming from the Bezanson dock at Wahkon to Half Moon island, a distance closely approximating two miles. Even in a calm sea such a record would be considered re markable for a girl.Wahkon Enter prise. Much Ado About Nothing. The Sauk Rapids Sentinel editor says: "Last Sunday we attended church services and came away with our good nature slightly disturbed." A column is used in detailing what "disturbed" the editorial worship. One word would have sufficed "hats The ladies retort, "Rats!" St. Cloud Times. Eggs Taken in Exchange. My stock reduction sale at the* Bazaar is still in progress and all glassware, crockery dress goods and laces are going at cut prices. I will take eggs in exchange for goods. Mrs. E. F. Griffith.