THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
PublisHed Kvevy Thttidair
TERMSSi.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
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OFPICEI FIRST ST EAST OP COURT HOUSE.
0. I. STAPLES.
THOS. H. PROWSE,
Gubernatorial candidates are work
ing overtime but none of them seem
to be making much headway.
of Japa took but one vacation in 4 0 terate foodstuffs
years. That was likely continuous.
A township in Cass county has
been named Bull Moose. ''After elec
tion its residents will probably
hasten to change it.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
tells us that the price of meat is
about to decline. We decline to
place any credence in his statement.
Hon. L. C. Spooner has a good
cause of action against the Brainerd
Tribune. That paper, evidently in
good faith, refers to him as "Skin-
An eastern paper suggests that
congress be kept in session continu
ously. That would mean more freak
and damphool legislation than we are
Having squeezed J. P. Morgan out
of the harvester trust the McCor
micks are now in absolute control.
This will not, however, affect the
prices of farm machinery.
So bold have hold-up men, burglars
and all-around crooks become in Min
neapolis that some of the prominent
citizens threaten to return to Sweden
unless better police protection is
Because the new emperor of Japan
has chosen the name "Taisei,"
meaning "Great Righteousness."' as
the title for his reign, the Minneap
olis Journal concludes that he is a
Alderman Mclnerney of Minneapo
lis has the right idea. He says the
essential point in good roads building
is the wherewithal, and he favors a
2-mill road and bridge tax in Henne
This from George F. Authier in
the Minneapolis Tribune is pretty
good "According to the latest re
ports. Psalm Y. Gordon was still
standing with Roosevelt, at Arma
geddon battling for the Lord."
Twenty -one thousand acres of cut
over land, in 40 and 80-acre tracts, in
Clearwater and Hubbard counties,
each farm to front on a graded road,
will be opened for settlement. The
roads should prove an inducement to
For some reason or other Sam Y.
Gordon's gubernatorial boom has
fizzled out completelythere is noth
ing left of it There must be some
truth the rumors that Mr. Cong
don has withdrawn his financial sup
port Those Duluth millionaires are
A democrat of the old school, one
who has been lepeatedly honored bv
Really, now, the governor's contin
gent fund is not big enough to make Louis county fair at Hibbing this
much of a fuss overonly $5,000 per
fi? bringing to the front a lot of third
rate politicians. I is really doing
much harm and no good."
The slim of $226,940 was voted by
congress to continue the "free" seed
distribution. As congressmen
know well enough that the public
with the seed trust.
the people of Minnesotac, writes the print anent political events in this
Union- "ThPe. primary law is de- country. The Daily News says:
Tio-v^ u t.-L.j i i
from the race
in congress and he should be permit
^ted to remain there.
P. M. Eingdahl, candidate for the
democratic nomination for governor,
has published his platform. I is
a rather lengthy document, but the
principles embodied, as a rule, ap
pear to be sound.
Dr. Doolittle has been appointed
to succeed Dr. Wiley as chief chemist
of the government and pure food ex
pert. If Dr
his name he will be
poses to send 500 boosters to the*St.
Captain A. A. Kelly of Minneap
olis invariably bobs up every year
and files for the mayoralty of that
city. Cap evidently believes in the
old adage, "Try, try, again"try to
get the Scandinavian vote. Without
this he will never land the may
oralty, and his surname is not par
ticularly attractive to that race
"Quentin" is back on her job on
the Minneapolis Tribune after a
month's vacation. The readers of
that paper have missed her, although
the substitute made a brave effort to
fill her place. The Tribune would be
a dull paper if "Quentin's Corner''
and George F. Authiei's disserta
tions on the political situations were
omitted from its columns.
Pease of the Anoka Union and
Dare of the Elk River Star-News are
making a great fuss over the market
ing of a few thousand bushels of po
tatoes in their respective towns.
Come to Princeton,, gentlemen, and
see some potatoes. Over 1,000,000
bushels were marketed in Princeton
last season. This season the number
of bushels bids fair to exceed that
of last year.
Dr Charles W. Eliot, former pies
ident of Harvard university, has re
turned from a tour of the globe,
which he made in the interests of
international peace. Mr. Eliot is
wasting his time and energy in at
tempting to bring about a condition
which is next to impossible so long
as the European thrones aie occupied
by avaiicious monarchs who are ever
ready to stir up strife.
One Thomas Fraser of Rochester,
who has filed for the nomination for
attorney general in opposition to
Lyndon A. Smith, says that the
present incumbent is too much of a
standpatter. We should consider
this to be in Mr. Smith's favor. An
attorney general who does not stand
pat on the statutes, but twists them
around to suit his own convenience,
is not a fit person for the office.
Followiong is a fair sample of the
stuffe which the newspapers
^-^-^^-^TflU PRINCETON UNION:
is forming a new
party which will be known as the
Bull Moose party,' owing to MJr.
gjlic a Denve
cares not a for these seeds,
which scarcely ever germinate, the
appropriation gives rise to a suspi- Journal: Candidates the legisla-
cion that the lawmakers aie in league ture are much scarcer than usual
Tighe has, withdrawn, harder
tee for the.' republican to run Running for th Wisi**
leaving Hon. C.
Stevens a clear field. Mr. Stevens h6nest, and the honor of serving has
is generally regarded as the best all- been discounted to a large extent
around representative Minnesota has by muckraking attacks on the legis
this year. The report from different turn from Europe and rally their' fel
sections of the staitG are that it is low-countrymen under Prof.
republican to run. Runningl for. the legislature speedily be knocked out oL Bill
lature as a whole, which discredit all
the members to some extent.
That red-handed cannibal^ "who
writes progressive dope for the Sauk
Centre Herald accuses the Union
of swallowing Dar Reese, Bill Grim
shaw and Ed Smith "without even
gulping.'' The Union could stom
ach Ed, but the other two! Whew!
Judge E. F. Waite ruled on Satur
day that the senate special commit
Doolittle lives up to tee investigating control of saloons
hailed with de- by brewers is without power to com
An exchange says that the emperor light by the manufacturers of adul- pel the attendance and testimony of H legislature must
Japan took but one vacation in 40 terated foodstuffs. .ih,^ xr__ -..l.__
rp. can scarcely result in anything but a
The Duluth Commercial club pro-
Hence the investigation
your boosting, the stat agricultura, bribing a McNamara juror, was found
Hon. Anton Borgen, the
popular member of the St.
county delegation in the last legisla- ^liable
ture, will be a candidate for renomi
nation and re-election. Mr. Borgen
is a valuable man for St. Louis
county in the legislature and he
ought to be returned from the 50th
district without opposition.
Chas. D. Hilles, chairman of the
national republican committee,
claims 34 states for Taft with a total
electoral vote of 384. He concedes 10
states, with a vote of 114, to Wilson,
and lists four states, with a vote of
34, as doubtful. Minnesota is placed
in the Taft column and no state is
conceded to the bull moose party.
Notwithstanding Mr. HilJes' reputa
tion as a careful estimator, we would
not advise anyone to bet very heav
ily on his figures.
One hundred and ninety thousand
pounds of binding twine were
shipped from Minneapolis last Thurs
day to Fargo by express on a rush
order. The express charges amounted
to $2,375, or a cent and a quarter per
pound. An exchange, in comment
ing on these chaiges, says that the
express companies are robbers, and
asks whether the firm which sold the
twine pajs for the tiansportation.
A cent and a quarter a pound does
seem a pretty stiff price for express
age. The farmer who uses the twine
of course pays it.
Being a policeman in Germany is
altogether a different proposition to
that of wearing the star in this
country. A hungry coppercoppers
are always hungry or thirstyon his
beat in Hamburg was recently de
tected in the act of helping himself
to a Wienerwurst from the window
of a butcher shop. He was imme
diately arrested and cast into jail.
In the United States the police help
themselves at the fruit and peanut
stands and nothing is thought of it.
They also quench their thirst in the
barrooms and would be insulted were
they asked to pay.
While congress was fussing over the
pension appropriation bill thousands
of old soldiers suffered for want of
the necesssities of life, and some
were compelled to apply to county
authorities for relief while others,
say the? daily papers, entered the
poor house. There was absolutely
no necessity for this delay which re
sulted in the holding up of the vet
erans' stipendscongress can put
forth no excuse whatever for not
passing the pension appropriation
fcbill earlier in the session. Much
time was wasted over trivial matters
while important measures were neg
Taftism and Rooseveltism and
.Eberhartism have knocked the day
Roosevelt having on several occasions Hpte out of the g. o. p.Frank Day erty'in excess of
described himself as being as 'bully *n
as a bull moose.' The bull moo/se Which faction of the o. are
convention will meet in six weeks
affiliating with this1d.yearp.
result in loss financially if a man is Bayism and all of Ring4al's isms
taxpayers will, however,
have to foo the bills
year. This is a splendid idea. The
county fair is the proper place to do Chicago lawyer who was accused of
Clarence S. Darrow. the noted
^WWH *....,___ Police system has again been mani
fested in the fact that jailers at the
show being but a secondary consider- not guilty at Los Angeles by a jury Tombs permitted emissaries of the
ation. Your interest should first be on Saturday after deliberating but 34
in your county. minutes. Only one ballot was taken.
Day?'Youtsay "Ringdal Rings Brave
and True." fDoes t-hat indicate^ thiak
you have xieserted" the Swedes afcd,
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Charles R. Cheney in Minneapolis joined forces Ewith the Norwegians? Post-News does not state the case
r* ,a*_*._^u--^ ,___*. When Joh Lind and his fairly when he says: "Friends
millionaire client, C. A. Smith, re-
of suckers, kickers, and tricksters.
(P. S.D. o. p. stands for
-v.. WUUV.JU10U uuuci xioi. AII tuu violating une spiritt oif une pn-
THUBSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1912.^
In the Fergus Falls Journal, one of
the county commissioners of Otter
Tail county, Mr. G. O. Dahl, discus
sing road matters, pointedly remarks
that the existing laws provide for
the making of roads, but they do not
provide for their maintenance after
they are made. Mr. Dahl is right
our road lawstown, county, judicial
and state are defective in regard to
provision for the proper maintenance
Thstate nexotf legislature musta
properly maintained. A complete
revision and codification of our road
laws is an imperative necessity.
The rottenness of the New York
nA lV a
The evidence in the case was purely complicity in the murder of Rosen-
circumstantial and the of n
men "higher up" to hold private
conferences with the fellows held for
The charge against Darrow
was evidently trumped up by his
enemiesmanufactured from whole
^strict Attorney Whitman
emissaries threatened them with
death if they divulged the names of
the "higher-up" officials, but told
them that they could
to the wolves." With the police
secretly thwarting his progresss the
attorney will find it a diffi
cult matter to convict the murderers.
The inability of the army posts to
pay the soldiers on account of the
failure of congress to pass the neces
sary appropriation bills has had the
effect of keeping the men in the
barracks. Having no money for car
fare or beer and possessing a natural
aversion to walking, they have con
tented themselves with hanging
around the army store, where their
credit is good for tobacco, cigars and
confectionery to the extent of the
overdue pay. When .they do get
their pay, however, and make a
break for town, it is reasonable to
suppose that it will take many a cor
poral's guard to round them up for
duty, or rather, the army post bas
C. W. DeLyon Nichols, governor
general of the National Society of
Cavaliers, deals a heavy blow to the
silk-stockinged snobs and snobesses
of Minneapolis in a recent published
statement which shows that there is
not a genuine society person in that
city. Yet there are commercial
barons in Minneapolis who have
adopted coats of arms and traced
their ancestry back to Hardicanute,
Orloff the Red, Ole the Ruffian and
Peter the Piker. But family trees
of this sort count for naught in the
estimation of the National Society of
Cavaliers. A person must be able,
in order to get his name enrolled on
the books of this society, to prove be
yond a doubt that he is a descendant
of Vere de Vere.
IT IS A JUST TA.X.
This paper believes the inheritance
tax is an outrage and savors of double
taxation. Minnesota has more fool
laws on its statute books than any
other state in the union.Anoka
Some people manage to escape pay
ing their just proportion of taxes
while alive and the inheritance tax,
very properly, reaches their estates
after they have departed this world.
But why should a country editor
trouble himself about an inheritance
tax? The tax applies only when the
bequest exceeds $15,G00, and in case
a husband, wife, son or daughter is
the beneficiary of the decedent $10,-
000 is exempt. The tax is gradu
ated from one per cent, where the
property does not exceed in value
$15,000, to three per'cent upon prop-
$100,000. If some
philanthropist should w,ill us $100,000
we would pay the maximum iaherl
tance tax without a murmur.
FA^TS T8. ASSERTIONS.
Editor McCrea of the Alexandria
Justice Bunn are urging his election,
principally because he is^a democrat,
6uw Miu uui, oi xiin uuiuiuaidoos. xne reverse ,^n c i,-i,^ ~-Jv *.e *Ts
the spiri the pri-
nominations."' Th reverser, i true.
legislaturs was convened and before
The g. o. p. has no monopoly of all the the primary law wasn enacteds,a the
knocking. The d. o. p. has its share friends of Judge Hallam were active
in his behalf on the grounds of his
being a republican. I was not urged
that Judge Hallam was better quali-
fied for the office than Justice Bunn,
but simply that the latter was a denv
Judge Hallam has served as district' the legislature,
judge of Ramsey county since 1905
Justice Bunn has had eight years
Hon. W. E. Lee, Hon. C. A. Cong
don and others have been claiming
that the expenses of the state gov
ernment of Minnesota are larger per' /real *T*1?
capita than that of any other state
in the uinon with the exception of
than liberal in its appropriations for
the several departments and for
tions to this long ago
extravagant cost/of our state govern
ment was the immense revenues de
rived by the state from indirect tax
ation, and in the long run all indi
rect taxes are paid by the people
state government of this state with Si^ ^f'
for these schools. The above figures
rfnnnt, win*, do not includ* the proceeds of the
school fund investments, which
amounted to almost $5.00 per capita
provision made by the state for the
tftie insane in Minnesota are support
ed excl&jsively by the state. In Wis
consin and other states they have
the county and district system of
caring for a large proportion of the
insane, and the county and district
institutions are supported by local
taxation. For the year 1912. i$1.129,-
000 was appropriated for the cafre of
the insane in this state
of supporting these institutions
We have other extensive charitable
institutions in Minnesota that are
that of other states that in Minne- Resolved, thatt thse members of the
sota an immense sum is appropriated lodge deeplm sincerely regret and
annually from the general revenue
fund for the support of schools-hteh'
cause of education relieves the tax-'
payers of the municipalities of
withdrawn the result would be a
higher rate of local taxation or the
impaired efficiency of the public
time. He was appointed a judge in nent funds to the municipalities of
the Second district (Ramsey county) the state last year, and probably*
to fill the vacancy caused by the $1,000,000 of former loans was paid
death of Judge Charles D. Kerr, of back. That $1,200,000 should not fig-
1897. The following year he was ure in the per capita cost, and yet it
elected without opposition, and was is a disbursement,
re-elected in 1904 and 1910. Re,cog-| Doubtless a considerable saving:
nizing his eminent fitness, Governor could be effected in the conduct of
Eberhart appointed Judge Bunn to state affairs, but it is grossly unfair.
the supreme bench in 1911 to succeed
the late Justice Jaggard.
one-mill general school tax or the jdoeth all things
revenue derived from the permanent Resolved,
heavy burden. If the state aid was published.
of St. Louis, Hennepin and Ramsev' time of sromg to press:
pay upwards-of $1,000,000 more than potatoes 30(2)35-
they receive from the sta4, arid the GRAiNf HAY, ETC.
surplus paid by these three large Wheat, "No. 1 Northern. .85
counties inures to the benefit of the S&ggSafe.."::::
other counties. Wheat, No. 4 Northern
supported by the state similar
stitutions in other states are sup
ocratandhis place on the supremfe ported by local taxation or by privateC
court bench should be filled by a re-1 subscriptions.
publican. Of our own personal All the receipts and disbursements!
knowledge we know this to be tyue
Justice Bunn is the only democrat
on the supreme bench at the present
of the state should not figure in the
per capita cost. For instance: $1,-
was loaned out of the perma-
to charge the governor with the re
sponsibility for the extravagance of
At the same time
there is an immense pressure
brought to bear at each session of the
more experience, for he has been on legislature, by t^e press and public,
the bench since 1897. fo
No one questions the ability or, ^On the other hand, it is equally
integrity of Justice Bunn, and if any unfair for the- governor and his
reason, other than a political one, friends to claim that he is entitled
has been adduced why he should be to credit for all the remedial an&
displaced by Judge Hallam, we have beneficial legislation enacted-
not heard of it.
Eastman Says They AHfFay Short.
While numerous candidates for
public office aree proclaiming them
selves progressives, so far as we havee
been able to discover they all fallV
short of the article. We have
as the cour
age to advocate the short
Nevada, and they quote figures to! elections absolutely nonpartisan. Wee
prove their assertions. Figures can
be made to lie. There is no denying!7? 1 ^7^
4- 4-u 4.^ ueujuuB to the legislature constitutional
the fact that the expenses of con- amendments malring the attorney
ducting the affairs of this state are general, state treasurer,
highthe legislature has been more'
maintenance of the educational, governor, speaker of the house and
charitable and correctional institu- supreme
and making the primary
secretarryt of state, clerk of the
ive, and to have the
I nominations for-governor, lieutenant
The Union called attention Primary election in which party lines
But it is unfair to!
judges at a
and nmade candidate
responsible for the i ^1 tlZ\T
I primar^ ballot Also to recommen^^
extravagance of the legislature. We nonpartisan primaries for county
have maintained that one of the offices. This plan is being adopted
principal causes' for the seemingly
progressive cities, and why not by
the counties and state?St. Cloud
I should be borne in mind when Llewellidn S. Libby, who was a true,'M
comparing the per capita cost of the'
Resolutions of Condolence.
Whereas, the Grand Master of the
Universe hais called home our brother,
member of Frater
schools, graded schools, semi-graded
schools, first-class rural and
second-class rural schoolsschools, The legis
lature of 1911 appropriated $1,523.00
i his K/VlAfcv.
tn at we will no longer be able iand
his society AndnriA
Resolved, that we believe that our
loss is his gain, and that he has been
called to the companionship olodg his.
member of the
who have gone before, and
Ms sufferings are ended and
on high, and that the Grand Master
heartfel hi life
i while we can give them but little
for every pupil of school age enti- isolation in their bereavement,
tied to share therein. The lavish!
In this connection it might be well
to add that only six of the 86 coun
ties of the state pay in state taxes as
much as they receive from the state
for school purposes alone. In other
words, only six counties pay in taxes
to the state more than they receive
from the state. The three counties I
yet we can assure them that we
Anfdthese ed 5 that a copy res-
olutions be spread on the records of
the lodge, given to his widow and
Chas. A- Dickev,
H. C. Cooney,
Geo. E. Rice,
FOR SALEA team of horses, har
ness, fly nets and buggy. Reason
able foi cash if taken at once. C.
Larson. Princeton. 35-tfc
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
Then -again the five hospitals for Oats [email protected]
Rye. [email protected]
Beans, hand picked [email protected]
Beans, machine run.. .7... [email protected] 7&
Wilcfhay i 7.50
Tame hay 12.00-
Fat beeves, per lb..* [email protected]
Calves, per ft [email protected]
Hogs, per cwt $6.75-
Sheep, per ft [email protected]
Hens, old, per ft. [email protected]
That* adds Springers, perTb..r...: I0e
materially to the per capita eost of MDTOISAPOIJS.
Mrtmewpohs, Wednesday evening.
the state government, but the munic- Wheat.98No.Xo1 hard. *li00 No 1 Nor-
ipalities are relieved of the burden
2 ^fcnibem 96c
White Oats. 32c No 3, 30c.
Flax, No. 1, $1.85.
Corn, No. S Yellow, 75c.
Whte OBT.R. 3*V "Wfk 3 sn.
Wheat?"Rejected i .63
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