THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O. DUNN.
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OFFICE: FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURT HOUSE.
Q. I. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PROWSE,
Mose still contends that Taft was
nominated by fraud, but if he nom
inates Roosevelt it will be by a
-About the most lucrative occupa
tion at this particular time seems to
be the managing of presidential
Mr. Lorimer has decided that he
will take part in no more campaigns.
He does not say, however, that none
of his money will.
Attorney General Wickersham says
he will resign from office if his negro
assistant is discharged. Neither of
them would be missed.
I is safe to wager that Theodore
is not making any inroads into his
private exchequer to assist in defray
ing the expenses of his campaign.
According to a Minneapolis paper
a large consignment of gold coin
from New York arrived in St. Paul a
few days ago. For campaign pur
The Minneapolis Journal calls ad
herents of the third party bull
moosers. Why not give the words
another twist and make them read
Thirteen is not necessarily an un
lucky number. Woodrow Wilson has
13 letters in his name and at this
time it looks as if he had about 13
chances to one of winning.
Now that Sammy the Satellite has
lunched with Teddy the Tyrant he
(Sammy) will be so unapproachable
that none but dignitaries can expect
to enter his august presence.
Four inmates of the St. Peter in
sane asylum came near making good
their escape last week. They had
been reading the political columns of
the newspapers and were seized with
the prevailing maniato run for
Having been fully reimbursed for
the amount expended by him for the
touring car which he presented to
his pastor, Mr. Rochefeller .has re
duced the price of crude petroleum
15 points, the exact amount of the
last advance made bv him.
Former Senator Beveridge of Indi
ana has been selected as temporary
chairman of the so-called "third
party" convention at Chicago. Bev
eridge is just the sort of a person to
preside at this gatheringhe is both
a turncoat and a fire belcher.
One objection to electing women
to congress is that their long-winded
speeches would make it necessary to
increase the size of the Congressional
Record to such proportions that no
one could handle it without resorting
to the use of a hydraulic jack.
Sam Gordon and C. T. Knapp
"dined and wined" with Colonel
Roosevelt at Oyster Bay last week.
Since the important event Sam's cir
cumference has increased several
inches and Mr. Knapp's headgear
has been enlarged several sizes.
So Harry Thaw must remain in
Matteawan asj'lum for the criminal
insane. This is nothing but right
even though he is sane. A man who
commits such a deliberate murder as
did Thaw should be kept in prison
during the remainder of his life.
The Grand Rapids Herald-Review
last week published a neatly-printed
and profusely illustrated supplement
of 28-pages entitled, "A Tale of
Argicultural Development in Itasca
County.'' I should be appreciated
by the people of that section of the
Uncle Ike Stephenson attributes
his good health and longevity to a
pill made of aloes, which he takes
daily. While this pill is particularly
pungent, it is not nearly as bitter
and hard to swallow as that which
uncle's colleague, Mr. Lorimer, was
compelled to take.
Jim Martin is the brains of ^he.
Gordon campaign for governor. With
Jim out of it the^Swo'uld be nothing
If Ringdal is the democratic
nominee and Eberhart the republican
nominee for governor it will be Nor
way against Sweden, and a battle
royal will follow.
Attorney General Lyndon E. Smith
has notified five candidates for nom
ination in Ramsey county that, in
consequence of their failure to file
their election expense accounts in
conformance with law, they are
barred from the race. Were half of
the candidates in the state barred
there would still be a great suffici
In his Commoner Mr. Bryan says
that Roosevelt is a reactionary who
is not worthy of the support either
of the democrats or progressive re
publicans. While this is true, Mr.
Bryan had better hie him to some
secluded spot and keep still lest he
make a greater ass of himself than
he has already. He should remem
One Bleisenbach, a defeated candi
date for a place on the Mankato
school board, threatens to contest
the election of his successful rival be
cause he carried women voters to the
polls in his automobile, contrary to
the provisions of section 13 of the
corrupt practices act. He is a
sorry specimen of a man who would
object to poor, tired women having a
free ride in an automobile.
Some southern Minnesota papers
pretend to think that the question
of a tonnage tax on iron ore is an
issue in Minnesota, and yet they are
supporting Sam Y. Gordon for
governor. Is it reasonable to pre
sume that Hon. C. A. Congdon, Du
luth's richest citizen and largest
owner of iron ore properties, would
back a candidate for governor who
favored the imposition of a tonnage
tax on iron ore?
P. M. Ringdal, chairman of the
state board of control, has filed as a
democratic candidate for governor.
Mr. Ringdal is one of those candi
dates whose friends insisted that he
make the race upon the grounds that
there was a general demand for him
they virtually pushed him into the
race. I is now up to them to sup
port him, but the great trouble with
insistent friends is that they oft
times possess very poor memories.
Miss Fola La Follette has begun a
week's speechmaking in Wisconsin in
behalf of the woman suffrage move
ment. Miss La Follette is not a
militant suffragette.not one of
those riotous, rock-hurling viragoes
we read of in the newspapers,but a
young lady imbued with more than
the average amount of common sense
whose eloquent appeals are bound to
strengthen the cause of "ballots for
women," which is the subject of
St. Cloud's city council is consider
ing the advisability of granting a
franchise to the Tri-State Telephone
company. The Northwestern Tele
phone company has a monopoly of
the business in St. Cloud at present.
Many Princeton people would be de
lighted to be permitted to converse
with St. Cloud friends over the Tri
State line. I is surprising that
such a progressive city as St. Cloud
has not had Tri-State telephone con
nections long ago.
What is this we hear about Colonel
Roosevelt appealing to the labor
unions for support? The union man
who gives any aid or comfort to the
colonel has a short memory. Was it
not this same Roosevelt who
adjudged the union minersHay
wood, Moyer and Pettiboneguilty
and branded them as "undesirable
citizens" when they were languish
ing in an Idaho jail awaiting trial
on charges trumped up by base
hirelings and self-confessed scoun
drels? A trial before a just judge
and an impartial jury resulted in the
acquittal of the accusedthe "unde
sirable citizens." Like many other
blatant progressive reformers
Colonel Roosevelt is an aristocrat at
heart and his affection for the
humble toilers is only skin deep.
'THE PRINCETON UKIOK:
The emperor of Japan, Mutsuhito,
has been gathered to his fathers and
Crown Prince Yoshihito has suc
ceeded to the throne. Mutsuhito's
reign was one of the most re
markable in the history of the
world. Since 1867, when he suc
ceeded to the throne, Japan has been
completely revolutionizedit has
emerged from a condition of barba
rism and become one of the foremost
nations of the globe. And this was
brought about largely by the emper
or's personal efforts.
There is a suspicious sameness in
the country press editorials favoring
the elevation of Judge Oscar Hallam
of the Ramsey county district court
to the supreme bench to supplant
Justice Bunn, which leads one to be
lieve that all the articles are written
by Judge Hallam's press agent.
There are two reasons advanced in
favor of Mr. Hallam: one is that he
wants the place and the other is that
he is a republican and Justice Bunn
is a democrat. Both reasons are 'ir-
relevant, incompetent and imma
Senator Fall takes the government
to task for its failure to put a stop
to the outrages being perpetrated
upon American citizens in Mexico
and to punish those guilty of the
offenses. He recites instances where
American citizens had been mur
dered, women outraged and property
destroyed. That these conditions
exist there is no doubt, and it is the
duty of the United States govern
ment to see that its citizens and
their property are protected. Other
nations would have gone to the res
cue of their citizens long ere this.
While tfri Union haslijvays beea* comprises aOea$,^we%ve h8 a re
friendly disposed toward Senator publican and a democratic judge for
Knute Nelson we dtf not regard him itiore than*28 yeWs. When the dis
as "one of the Lord's anointed." trict was given an additional judge
Mr. James A. Peterson, or any other in 1883, Governor Hubbard appointed
man, has aright to enter the contest Hon. L. L. Baxter, a democrat. At
for Mr. Nelson's seat in
and is entitled to fair treatment.
Ex-Convict Morse, who was-par
doned by President Taft upon the
grounds that he 'was suffering from
a multiplicity of fatal diseases,
either of which would be sufficient
to terminate his life within a few
weeks," has entered into an agree
ment with the president of the
Grand Trunk railway by which he
will operate a large fleet of cargo
vessels in and out of New London,
Conn. Morse is said to be in robust
health. I is presumed that Taft
knew, when he ordered Morse's re
lease, that the defaulter was merely
shamming sickness. If not, then
the government physicians who
recommended his discharge are
make a false report on his condition.
The pardon of Morse was an outrage
"Are all United States senators
susceptible to corrupt influences, and
how are those influences exerted?"
asks a Dublin reader. In answer to
the first question we presume there
are some United States senators who
are incorruptible, but we do not
know. To the second question:
There are various ways in which
these corrupt influences are said to
be exerted. For instance, a trust
representative approaches a senator
who is on the fence on certain legis
lation. He hands him a card and
assures him that at the brokerage
firm named thereon he can purchase
stock in the trust which the agent
represents for a mere bagatelle. The
senator finds this to be correct. He
obtains a block of stock but is not
required to make any payment there
for. A few days later he receives a
letter saying that the stock has been
sold at an advanced price and in
closed is a check therefor. The
brokerage concern is of course oper
ated by the trust.
either incompetent or were bribed to lack of authority. Then why not
Two years ago the Union favored
the retention of T. D. O'Brien on
the supreme bench, although he was
a bitter partisan democrat. We have
always favored a non-partisan judi
ciary. In the Seventh judicial dis
trict, of which Mille Lacs county
THUBSDAT, AUGUST 1, 1912. WWWr
the senate the ensuing election, in 1884,
Baxter,was opposed by a republican,
When Mr. Nelson was first a candi- but he was elected by an overwhelm
date for the senate, in 1895, he was
quoted as saying that no man had a one
prescriptive right to the office of
United State senator.
tag majority, and the Union was
of his staunchest supporters.
ablest judges who ever graced a seat
on the supreme bench of our state
was the late JustJice Wm. Mitchell,
and he was a democrat. Only one of
the members of our present supreme
Clapp is quoted as pleading the
enlarge the committee's authority?
Indeed, why not drop the subject of
the dead past, and take up that of
the living present?
"The Roosevelt and the- Parker
campaigns, and the Taft and the
Bryan campaigns, are far, far away.
Gossip about how they had been con
ducted and how much they had
cost was abundant at the time, and
curiosity keen. Some big tales found
circulation. The winners, of course,
had to bear the brunt of them.
From $6,000,000 to $10,000,000 had
been necessary in Mr. Roosevelt's
case, and about $5,000,000 in Mr.
Taft's. The passion for round num
bers was liberally indulged in.
"Not much has been discovered by
the senate committee, but enough,
maybe, to shoV that in neither 1904
nor 1908 did the managers of either
of the two great parties roll in
wealth. They were well supplied,
but a good deal was necessary. Can
vassing an empire the size of Ameri
ca calls for a heap oi coin.
"A more important, certainly a
more interesting point relates to the
situation in this year of grace.
What is it costing now to nominate
candidates for president, and equip
them for the fray against the com
mon enemy? And who are supplying
the funds? Gossip again is abun
dant, and curiosity again keen.
'It ought not to be difficult to se
cure this information. The transac
tions that have taken place are
fresh. Arrangements for other
transactions are equally fresh?
Books and papers are probably still
in existence. Memories of managers
have not had time to grow defective,
as such memories in time have a
way of doing. A cobwebby noddle is
court-Justice Bunn-is a democrat. J^J^^
rBunn's No one questions Justice
honesty or ability. Why should he
not succeed himself?
A. PERTINENT INQUIRY.
A committee of the United States
senate, of which our own Senator
Clapp is chairman, is engaged in in
vestigating contributions made in
the 1904 and 1908 national campaigns.
The Washington Star, very perti
nently, inquires why the committee
is fussing about 1904 and 1908 and
utterly neglecting to do anything
about 1912? I has been charged re
peatedly that millions of dollars were
contributed by the good truststhe
steel trust, the harvester trust, the
carpet trust and numerous other
truststo accelerate the 'spontane
ous uprising" of the people in behalf
of Colonel .Roosevelt, and that a
large sum, between $70,000 and
$80,000 was distributed in our own
state where it "would do the most
good." Of the truth or falsity of
these charges the Union has no
knowledge. But there is a well
grounded suspicion that the accusa
tions are not devoid of foundation,
in fact the belief is quite prevalent
that large sums of money were ex
pended in this and other states to
further the cause of Mr. Roosevelt.
Senator Clapp poses as the especial
friend and champion of the colonel,
and one would naturally imagine
that the senator would gladly em
brace the opportunity to demon
strate to the American people that
no immense corruption fund, con
tributed by "predatory wealth,"
was at the disposal of the Roosevelt
managers. If, on the other hand,
Senator Clapp has reason to believe
that money was freely used to manu
facture sentiment and secure dele
gates for Colonel Roosevelt then he
can be excused for pleading the lack
of authority to investigate anti-con
vention contributions to the Roose
velt campaign fund this year.
The Star editorial, which appeared
under the caption of "Campaigns
Dead and Alive," is as follows:
'Asked why the senate investigat
ing committee was not concerning
itself about the contributions to this
year's presidential contests, Chair-
acquaintance in political
"If more curiosity attaches to the
Roosevelt campaign than to the
others it probably arises from the
first announcements of its character.
The country, we were told, was
Judge clamoring for a return of Mr. Roose
velt to office. All necessary in his
case was his consent to return.
But when this was obtained, the
^at 5 Booi
velt must 'take the road'
Judge Nye, who succeeded Judge fashion of the ordinary seeker of
Baxter, is a democrat. One of the 5*c
uct a campaign as
though he was not the sole hope of
the country. Such was his course,
and such a course he is now pursu
ing, and inquiries as to who were
'putting up' and how much, aree
cemetery and take
in the haunts of the
ZET THE COMMITTEE RULE.
Immediately before adjourning the
Roosevelt convention held in St.
Paul, Tuesday, adopted this resolu
"Be it resolved, that it be the
sense of this convention, that the
chair appoint a permanent advisory
board consisting of fifty members,
five from each congressional district
and five at large, which committee
shall, after the coming primary elec
tion, assist in selecting candidates
by petition for each legislative, con
gressional and state office, the repub
lican nominee for which is not
deemed in the opinion of two-thirds
of the members of such committee
to be heartily in sympathy with the
National Progressive movement, and
such other power and authority as
may be requisite and nceessary to
further the interests of said party."
The glaring inconsistency of adopt
ing the above resolution and at the
same time indorsing direct primaries
should have been apparent to the
most obtuse delegate in the conven
tion. "Let the people rule" if they
rule to suit 33%mark the fraction
of the members of the Jacobson
committee of 50, otherwise the peo
ple bed and the 33% shall rule.
Through State Senator George P.
Wilson, on Tuesday, Knute Nelson
filed as a republican candidate for
United States senator.
The Barrel Apparently Arrived Also.
Mr. Sam Y. Gordon entered the
holy of holies of the Oyster Bay
dictator last Thursday, supped the
nectar of the pure wine flowing from
the fountain of political righteous
ness bolstered up by Perkins, Mor
gan, et al., perchance told of the
needs of the organization in a
financial way, and returned home
again.West St. Paul Times.
We have some sample shoes left,
values up to $3.50
We still have some snaps in summer goods,
12c and 15c values
20c and 25c values in summer goods,
for Golden Sun Steel Cut
Coffee, per lb
Good Bulk Coffee, better
than most of them, lb..
Good Tea. value 30c,
Good Black Tea,
Clam Juice, B. & M.,
smoked, in oil, can
Star Brand Clams,
Clam Chowder, B. & M.,
The cool store.
Our crockery department
is a department all by itself,
and is given special attention.
You will find some of the
best ware made in America*
guaranteed against crazing.
It will give you the best of
Let us show you how you
can secure a beautiful dinner
set at a very small price.
The Angelus pattern is of
the K. T. & K. make, and is
a very nice dinner set decor
ated with a narrow gold rim.
The cups and saucers cost
85c per set.
The Hudson pattern is the
Holmer-Laughlin China Co.
goods, and comes in two gold
decorations that are nice.
Either of these patterns is
sure to please you. The cups
and saucers are $1.10 and
$1.25 per set.
Cain gold decoration, the
best it is possible to make,
and a decoration that is as
nice as the finest Haviland,
and will give a whole lot bet
ter satisfaction. The cups
and saucers are $1.85 per set.
If you like a plain white
pattern we have a dandy in
the Hudson pattern, which is
the best American ware, and
guaranteed against crazing.
The cups and saucers are
only 60c a set.
Every pattern we carry is
a stock pattern, and you can
buy any piece you want or
an extra cup or saucer, and
should you accidentally break
a cover for one of the covered
dishes, we can sell you that.
We can show you several
patterns in English ware, but
reccommend the American
because it's good and costs
If bought at
must be good.
1K Nelson & Co 1
(Successors to R. D. Byers)
We also have some snappy lasts in Men's, Boys', 3
Ladies' and Misses' Shoes at right prices. 3
Just received, a carload of peaches,
Best Ever Salmon,
Sliced Dried Beef, in
glass, per glass
30c 25c 22c 22c
13c 10c 15c 13c
Imparted Fish Balls,
Libby's Verona Sausage,
Lobby's Lunch Tongue,
Why Not Olive Oil,
5 We Deliver All Over Town. Phone Your Orders. EH?
Tri-State, No. 26 & Rural, No. 94
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