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THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. Piablial&ed Evry Thursday. TERMSSl.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.2S I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OfnC Ei FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURT HOUSE. a. I. STAPLES. Business Manager. THOS. H. PROWSE, Editor. The commotion created by the senate committee's investigation of brewers is liable to impress some people with the idea that a reform movement is in progress. Summed up in a few words, the "progressive" platform is a mere sugar-coated pill prepared with the anticipation that the common herd will swallow it with aviditv. If a campaign can be won by the amount of money thrown into the field then Teddy Will be in the lead. One so beloved by the trusts as he is need fear no lack of finances. Harvey Grimmer lias filed1 as demo* cratic candidate for secretary of state. While Harvey is known to be a good mixer, we would be inclined to bet on Julius Schmahl in a run ning match. Just like its members, the so -called "progressive" platform is con spicuously mongrelistic. Its planks have been stolen from the republi can, democratic, socialist, prohibi tion and anarchist platforms. From now on the "good trusts" will be drawn upon more heavily than ever, but they, of course, ex pect to be reimbursed a hundredfold if their friend Teddy succeeds in his attempt to ascend the throne. II all the evidence which is being submitted in the government Indian investigation is trueand there ap pears to be no reason to doubt its authenticitythe Beaulieu, Fair banks and Belfefeulle families are liable to be chased off the White Earth reservation. If those Mississippi and Florida negroes who were so shamefully treated at the bull moose convention have any influence among their "cullud bredren"and we presume they havethey will not overlook the opportunity to take revenge upon Mr. Roosevelt by launching a movement to oppose him at the poll s. At the bull moose convention P. V. Collins had the brazen-faced audacity to constitute himself a representative of the Minnesota farmers. I would not have sur prised us, however, had he requested the chairman of the convention to cam ass for subscriptions to his al leged agricultural paper. ''Mr. Roosevelt is so sure of the presidency that he has already de cided upon the men to whom he will offer cabinet portfolios,'' says an ex change. This cannot be possible, as a private conference with Sam Gor don would first be necessary, and he has not been summoned to Oyster Bay since the convention. The American National Retail Jewelers' association, at its annual meeting in Kansas City the other day, abolished the time guarantee on gold-plated watches and other jewelry This will give the manu facturers an opportunity to turn out stuff the plating on which will last about 20 days instead of 20 years, as now guaranteed. A story comes from Washington that Mr. Bryan has been engaged to follow Teddy around the country in the presidential campaign arid to jump upon him whensoever oppor tunity occurs. We'll wager that Mr. Bryan will make it a point to see that Teddy has moved to the next town inf his itinerary before he at- tempts to jump upon him. Betting in Wall stieet on the presidential outcome has undergone a decided change. From three to two on Wilson as against Taft a couple of weeks ago odds of three to two on Roosevelt against the field are now being offered. The boys of Wall street are on the inside track-they know full well whom the interests are supporting, and the support of the interests cuts a big figure in a campaign. Commissioner Waldo of New York says he has a system of checks ion policemen which makes graft impos sible. There is evidently another "check system-" which Mr. Waldo has either overlooked or the exis tence of which he does not care to admit. While Henry Watterson pictures Woodrow Wilson as the prince of darkness, equipped with pitchfork, Mr. Bryan portrays him as a Saint carrying a copy of the scriptures. This merely shows the difference in character analyzation by two men, but Watterson is of course biased. Bankers' committees from 22 states met in St. Paul last week to discuss agricultural development and instruct farmers how to obtain larger crops. While these bankers are"1 doubtless better posted on methods of cultivation than is the farmer, they will have a hard time making the tiller of the soil swallow their dope. Charles H. Warner of Aitkin has filed as one of the republican candi dates for the house from the 52nd legislative district. No member of the last legislature worked more UR ceasingly and obtained better results for northern Minnesota than Mr. Warner. He ought to have no oppo sition either at the primary or gen eral election. The senate did perfectly right in voting down the Burton amendment which provided for the passage of all vessels through the Panama canal free, and in refusing to strike out the provision exempting American ships from the payment of tolls. The formal protest against dis crimination by Great Britain was thus answered. Some of the newspapers that are supporting Judge Oscar Hallam for the supreme bench as against Judge Bunn, the present incumbent, ad vance as a reason that the latter concurred in a decision that was against the dairy interests ot the state. There was a majority and a minority opinion rendered in the case in question. The majority opinion was concurred in by the three ablest judges on the supreme court bench Chief Justice Charles M. Start and Justices Calvin L. Brown and George L. Bunn. If Justice Bunn erred how about Chief Justice Start and Justice Brown? The newspaper sentiment against Justice Bunn is manufactured, and is insincere. If Alvah Eastman o St. Cloud does not file for the republican nomination for congress in the Sixth district, Charles T. Kelley of the Menahga Journal announces that he will contest the nomination with C. A. Lindbergh. Mr. Eastman is bet ter known than Mr. Kelley and for ^hat reason would make & stronger candidate, and if the opposition to Mr. Lindbergh should unite on Mr. Eastman he would stand an excellent chance of being nominated. Mr. Kelley is a nervy, brainy, true blue republican, and if he concludes to enter the race he has the best wishes of the Union. We are afraid, how ever, that the Irish cognomen of the Wadena man would prove a serious handicap in a contest with a candi date the last syllable of whose sur name is "bergh." Last week an opinion, written by Chief Justice Start, was handed down by the supreme court which upholds the constitutionality of the classification feature of the new primary law. The law provides that where two or more candidates are to be elected at large the candidates must designate the class which they wish to file. For instance: there are three members of the legis lature to be elected at large in the 45th senatorial district at the primary election three of the best republicans in the district might file in class 1, while totally unsuitable candidates might file in class 2 and 3, yet the voter can vote for only one of the candidates in class 1. With all due respect to the court the de cision, in our judgment,' is* an er roneous one. Nevertheless we are not going to swear at the court and advise voters not to support Chief Justice Start for re-election. ITHE PRINCETON UNION:! Charles N. Orr is again a candidate for the republican nomination for the house from the 37th,4egislative district* In the last legislature Mr. Orr was the most popular of the Ramsey county members and he was a general favorite with all his col leagues. Any measure affecting the interests of St. Paul that was espoused by Charley went through the house without question. Mr. Orr is a graduate of the Princeton high school, Hamline University and the St. Paul law school. His old friends and neighbors in Mille Lacs county are proud of him and wish him every success. In the hope of subduing the fe male terrorists who parade under the name of militant suffragettes the London judges are giving members of the organization who violate the law the maximum sentence in jail. The would-be assassin, Mary Leigh, who hurled a hatchet at Premier As-' quith on the streets of Dublin but wounded John Redmond, and Gladys Evans, who threw a blazing chair from a box of the Royal theater in the same city, were each given five years at hard labor. The courts are determined to put down the ter rorism which prevails even if they have to place every suffragette be hind the bars, and they are fully justified in resorting to such measure. I seems that Bob LaFollette does not propose to relinquish his criti cism of Roosevelt. In his magazine he continues to show up Teddy in his true light and does not hesi tate to drive the rapier into him whenever an opportunity offers. "How do you stand on me?" says La Follette, "is Roosevelt's sole test of qualification tor a progressive. Imagine a congress elected on this basis. Of course it would be re actionary. But Roosevelt is not con cerned about a progressive congress. An Aldrich senate and a Cannon house are satisfactpry to him if he can win more easily with that kind of a combination. His sole aim is to win and he is not partiular what tactics he pursues." President Taft has vetoed*1 the wool bill, and in his message dis approval he appeals to congress not to adjourn until it has enacted a measure to substantially reduce "un- necessary existing duties.'' He also says: I shall stand by my pledges to maintain a degree of protection necessary to offset the difference in cost of production here and abroad, and will heartily appiove of any bill reducing duties to this level. Most of the rates in the submitted bill are so low in themselves that, if enacted into law, the inevitable re sult would be irretrievable injury to the wool growing industry, the en forcement of idleness of much of our wool combing and spinning machin ery and of thousands of looms, and the consequent throwing out of em ployment ot thousands of workmen." If these are the results which Mr. Taft believes would follow the enactment of the bill into law he is perfectly justified in the course he has pursued. The fact has just been made public that John D. Rockefeller, jr., aided by Jas. B. Reynolds, assistant county attorney, and his personal counsel, Starr Murphy, has been con ducting a protected imitation resort in the New York redlight district for the purpose of obtaining evi dence against the police, politicians, and procurers of gir-ls. I cost Mr.* Rockefeller $600 a month for police protection alone, and so carefully was the house conducted that not one of the grafters or white-slave sellers suspected, during the year the place was in operation, that they were being led into a trap. An abominable condition of affairs is disclosed by the evidence secuied not alone the grafting of the police, but the sale of mere childern to the pretended resort. These girls were placed in good homes by Mr. Rockefeller's agents. Mr. Rocke feller cannot be too highly praised for his efforts to better conditions to bring about reformand the grafting officials should all be sent to Sing Sing. rmTBSDAY, AUGtJST 15, 1912. URATE OT.D DANIEL ANDERSON. That grand old veteran, Hon. Daniel Anderson of Cambridge} in an open letter to the Independent Press, in no unequivocal words, gives reasons for the faith that is in him. Mr. Anderson is now and al ways has been a consistent republi can and believes in the cardinal principles of the republican party, while at the same time he is a real progressive. But he is not a politi cal weathercock whose opinions and beliefs vary with every wind that blows, no matter from what direc tion the breeze may come nor from what source it originated. In con cluding his sensible and interesting article Mr. Anderson gives utterance to these manly sentiments: "Before closing the writer wishes to make a statement that few men have the courage to make at this time, to-wit: I am a stand patter and am not ashamed of it Why should I be? The principles that were correct four years ago are correct now. Those that were wrong tour years ago are wrong now, allowing some slight differences in application. Are those of us who have grown grey under the system of representative government and an independent judiciary, whether democrats or republicans, to bow in humiliation and worship the new fangled theories of initiative, rerer endum and recall introduced and agitated more for the purpose of pro moting a 'new deal' than for real re- form?" Referring to a criticisni of semi political and mail-order house agri cultural journals that recently ap peared in the Union the Minnesota Dairyman, published at Northfield, Minn., makes this inquiry: "But as Mr. Dunn has a wide knowledge of journalism and pos sibly a smattering of agriculture as well, we would be interested in knowing what his convictions are regarding the editorial staff of The Dairyman." Our convictions regarding the Min nesota Dairyman and its editorial staff are that it is a well-edited journal and the advice it gives dairymen and farmers is sound that at least two of its editors (one of them is unknown to us) are practical farmers and dairymen who know whereof they write and are capable of imparting correct information to the readers of the Dairyman, and they do impart valuable information in each number ot their publication. The only criticism that we have ^to offer is that the Dairyman is not issued often enoughit should be published weekly or bi-weekly. Hon. J. A. A. Burnquist of St. Paul is a candidate for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor at the primary election. He is an able man and has a good legislative record, Mr. M. D. Neill of Red Wing has also filed for the same po sition, and Dr. A. B. Cole of Fergus Falls is also talked of in the same connection. Any one of the three would make an excellent presiding officer of the senate. Corsets in South Sea Islands. James Fiancis Dwyer tells ot a Samoan chief who received a box of colthes from the agent of a Boston missionary association. "In the bundle," said Mr. Dwyer, "was a pair of corsetsthe Lord only knows why corsets' were sent to Samoabut the chief knew that his special tin god was watching over his -interests. He decreed that any of his own wives or the wives of his followers who misttehaved themselves should be laced up in the corsets for a cer tain period, and the moral effect upon the village was wonderful. The spectacle of a buxom, wife squealing loudly as the corsets were drawn around her had such a good effect upon scolds and lazy house wives that headmen from other vil lages sent special envoys asking for the loan of the wonderful apparatus to punish their" own confirmed shrews.Literacy Notes. What They Have Spent. Several candidates on Monday "filed their expense accounts with Secre tary of State Schmahl. William E-. Lee gave a statement of expenses amounting to $1,609.81. Kay Todd, for E. T. Young, showed expenses of $826.39, and a contribution of $1,500 from Mr. Young. L. C. Spooner, by Gordon T. Bright, certiBed to spend ing $852.55. W. T. Coe, for James A. Peterson, certified expenses of $519.13, and reported a cash contri bution of $1,026.81 from Mr. Peter son. Senator Knute Nelson's cam paign committee reported spending $136.20. i^r* MMMIIHIIIIMWtltMMMIHHMIUIIW I OPINIONS OP EDITORS i .Not if You Suffer Death. Thank God if you sufferit is a sign you are alive.Winthrop News. 5 i* "Anxious Run" Would be Better. The Holcomb, Wis., Journal heads its political advertisements, "On the Anxious, Seat.'' That will apply to the majority all right.Stillwater Gazette. Would Have Saved Trouble and Expense. I would have been cheaper and just as successful if the candidate had issued his ukase declaring him self nominated, commanding all who have the elective franchise to vote for him,Cass Lake Times. An Expressive Hymn. At the weekly prayer meeting last Thursday evening when the pastor had each one of those present suggest a hymn to sing, our. reporter learned that "the man who picked out "Where He Leads I Will Follow" was the only member of the Bull Moose party in the room.Walker Pilot. An Opponent of Progress. P. V. Collins with his politico agricultural weekly is the strongest opponent of community progress and the strongest mail-order advocate in the state. He is even against the proposed parcels post bill on the grounds that it doesn't reduce the rate on catalogues enough.Belle Plaine Herald. A Powerful Organization, Begad! The Mille Lacs County Progressive association will require all county and legislative candidates to make a plain statement of their opinions be fore receiving the support of the as sociation. Possibly a plain state ment of the opinion of some candi dates concerning the aforesaid as sociation might be too plain for pub lication.Wahkon Enterprise. $- A Mess of Glaring Hypocrisies. A greater mess of glaring hypo crisies than the newly adopted Roosevelt platform was never raked together. The underlying founda tion is the insulting presumption that the entire population consists of fools* who will swallow anything that is brandmarked "T R. I is the plainest verification ever seen of the old truism that those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.Red Wing Daily Eagle. $ i Candidate Wilson is Wise. Presidential Candidate Wilson has announced that he will not go about the country exhibiting himself and making campaign harangues from the tail end of a Pullman car. We believe Governor Wilson is showing good sense in this decision. The touring over the country of a candi date for the high office of president is undignified and makes him and his speeches commonplace and destroys his prestige and popularity.Fari bault Pilot. Should Have a Forced Rest. Knute Nelson has held office al most continually since 1868. He was a member of the legislature and county attorney in Wisconsin before coming to Minnesota, and since he has been a resident of Minnesota,' which began in 1871, he has been in office almost without intermission,' first as county attorney ot Douglas County, state senator for several years, congressman four terms, governor, and United States senator for 18 years. He should have a lest. Litchfield Independent. Headquarters for S and 10c .Goods. We have a great many 5, 10 and 25 cent specialties in glassware, I chinaware, crockery, stationery, pictures, hoisery, neckwear, ete., also a fine line of corsets. Here under we quote a few prices: Best Talcum powder, 10 to 20,cents a can toilet soap, pure goods, 3 cakes for 10 cents whisk broom^, 15 cent values, 10 cents a quantify of lace and embroidery edging and in sertion, up to 10 cent values, 5 cents' a yard. We have a few ladies' mus lin skirts, good dollar value, while they last, 50 cents heavy triple coated enamel ware17 quart dish pans, $1.00 value, 5fr cents large tea kettles, $1.00 value, 59 cents 12 quart water pails, 59 cents smaller pieces, good 75 cent value, 49 cents large size jelly tumblers, one half dozen, 15 cents. Call and see the great values we are offering at 5, 10, 15 and 25 cents. Mrs. E. F. Griffith, The Bazaar. Farmers, Take Notice. I have made the necessary arrange ments to handle all the rye you may bring in and will continue to pay the market price. P. J. Wikeen, Manager St. Anthony & Dakota Elevator. COSTLY C0RSICAN. VOTES. 4" the Islanders Give a Warm Welcome to Millionaire Candidates* The islaud of Corsica, although a part of the republic ot France, is quite different in its customs from the republic aud uever ceases to furnish, reading matter out of the *rdinar for the Parisian journals. The Corsi ean have, it appears, a decided pen chant for millionaire candidates for the chamber of deputies* and are al ways on the lookout for this admira ble material. Yet there is between them and the millionaires a singular misapprehension. The islanders de+ sire that millionaires be candidates because of the manna that fall* upou their country during an electoral cam paign, but they do not desire to elect them. A for the millionaires, they are perfectly willing to spread the manna, but they also wish to be1 elected. "Recently," says a Paris journal., "one of our most successful money makers went to Corsica to visit his future department At his*debarka tion several dozens of Corsicans re ceived him-with 'honrrahs.' and gun were fired, which'down there is the last -word of "enthusiasm. He under took a tour of the country. At each village Corsicans, magnificent in local color, acclaimed him and wakened the echoes with gunpowder. "At the third village, however, he had something of a sensation. He^ had a visit from a farmer, who said to him: 'We are four brothers, alt voters, ready to vote for you. Buy for me the meadow that is on the oth er side of the Village and you have our votes' "'How much is this meadow?" *A trifle. 12.000 francs "After a tour of eight days the mil lionaire calculated that to pay for all the votes that had been offered to him would require 5,000,000 or 6,000,- 000 francs. And even after that ex penditure he would not be certain of election. "He withdrew from the canvass, but he had already expended some hundred thousand francs, of which his enthusiastic welcomers had their full share They really would like to have him come again "Indianapolis News WALLED LAKE Where Its Water Comes From or Where Jt Goes Is a Mystery. One of the curiosities of the west is the "walled lake." something over a hundred miles west of Dubuque, la This lake is from two to three feet higher than the earth's surface. In some places the wall is ten feet high, fifteen feet wide at the bottom and five feet on top. A remarkable cir cumstance with reference to this odd lake Is the size of the stones used in its construction, inasmuch as the whole of them varies In weight from three tons to 100 pounds There is abun dance of stones in Wright county, but surrounding the lake to the extent of five or ten miles there are none. No one has any idea as to the means employed to bring these stones to the spot or as to who constructed this lake. Around the entire lake is a belt of woodland half a mile in length com posed of oak. With this exception the. country is a rolling prairie. The trees must have neen planted there at the time xit the building of the ^walL In the spring (f the year 1856 there -was a great storm, and the ice on the lake broke the wall in several places. 3?he- farmers in the vicinity were obliged to* repair the damages to prevent inunda tion. The lake occupies a ground sur face of 2.800 acres. The depth of the water is as great as twenty-five feet. The water is clear and cold: the soil is sandy and loamy.- It is a singular fact that no one has been able to as certain where the water comes from nor where it goes, yet it is always fresh and clearNew York Press. Green Granite. A peculiai haracteristic of the New England granite veins is the fact that three distinct colors of granite are to be found iu as many states, pink In Massachusetts, gray in Connecticut and green in Vermont. Green granite is something of a curiosity because of its raritj. The largest columns of this variety to be found anywhere are those which support the dome in the library of Columbia university Exchange. Different Birds. A western detective was congratu lated by a reporter on the arrest of a notorious swindler. "With his absurd lottery scheme," said the detective, "the man took iu $700 a la in money orders. Elijah," he continued, "was fed by ravens, and nowadays if you will only turn crook, you'll be fed by gulls."Exchange. Just His Size. -MaudI've just heard of a case inhere a man niarriefl a girl on his deathbed so she could" have his mil lions when he was gone Could you love a girl like that? JackThat'sJ just the kind of a girl 1 could love. What's her address?Boston Trans cript. A Doctor's Well Meaning. 'You must take* exercise." said the physician, "and. by all means, worry less. Play golf." "Doctor," replied the patient, "you mean well, but a man who plays my kind of golf game can't help worry- fpg."--Washington Star. r Liberty. Liberty Js-the right to do--what the laws allbw. and if a citizen could do^ what they forbid it would be no longer liberty because others would have toe same powers.Montesquieu. t SS i A in i- 3 ,&*&.