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.1 N W' hyp**}* '^f^fE^^^^s^SSsp '4. frl^\%$M:* THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. O. DUNN. *_,, Pblisl&4 Every Thurtdar TSRM8-S1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. SI.25 I NOT PA IP I N ADVANCE. OFFICE) FIRST ST., EAST OF COURT HOUSB. Q. I. STAPLBS, Business Manager. THOS. H. PROWSE, Editor. Boosevelt says his party will *'stick." Stick the republicans in the back? If the election were to be held over again Wilson would carry Minnesota by at least 20,000 plurality. Governor Eberhart's plurality is 30,027. Those political pessimists who dolefully predicted the gover nor's defeat have another guess com ing. A fair exchange is no robbery. Ringdal carried Governor Eberhart's home county of Blue Earthy while the governor carried Ringdal's home county of Polk, Woodrow Wilson needs exercise and is riding a bicycle, says a Princeton, N. J., dispatch. If he is in need of real exercise we advise him to saddle and mount the democratic donkey. Between the nightly banquets of the Limburger club in St. Paul and the Lutefisk club in Minneapolis the effluvia from the boiled Cabbage club at Midway has been practically ob lite rated. J. A. A. Burnquist, lieutenant governor elect, has a difficult task to perform, and unless he uses every discretion in the appointment of sen ate committees he is liable to burn his lingers. It was predicted awhile ago that cereals would continue to be im ported from Europe despite the big grain crop here. The prophet proba bly had in mind the Spring-Eice that is to be cast into our midst. A Fort Peck Indian squaw and her daughter have one of the finest agri cultural exhibits at the Northwest ern Products exposition. These dusky daughters of the soil set forth a splendid example for some of the white farmers. The lamest duck that has ever dragged its lacerated body up Salt creek is one peevy collins. The voters certainly showed their repudi ation of this egotist by driving their stilettoes of disapproval deep into his quivering flesh. Some of Mr. Bryan's followers would like to see him appointed to a cabinet position. Mr. Bryan's foolish actions have earned him a place in cold storage and we suggest that he be relegated thereto. He has become a national nuisance. So Governor Wilson has promised to call an extraordinary session of congress in April to rip the tariff schedules to pieces. The result of the dissection is a mere matter of guesswork, but time will tell us whether it proves beneficial or not. Winston S. Churchill, first lord of the admiralty, was hit and badly disfigured by a heavy book hurled at him by a political antagonist the other evening in the British house of commons. A turbulent session of the Minnesota legislature is tame compared with the scenes occasion ally witnessed in the staid old mother of parliaments. One million dollars has been voted by the directors of the International Harvester trust to educate' the American farmers. The harvester company could save the American farmers several millions of dollars annually by disposing of the imple ments it manufactures at reasonable prices. That would be the kind of education that the farmers would appreciate. Presumably working on the princi ple of the old saw thai} "i takes a rogue to catch a rogue," the St. Paul police commission employed a num ber of Burns detectives to shadow the city detectives. As a result four of St. Paul's sleuths have been sum marily dismissed from the force. This does not necessarily prove, of course, that either the pursuers or pursued are rogues. 5 -"*^*4i Surely the people of Minnesota are entitled to a short respite from poli tics. But already the ambitious politicians are planning and schem ing for the next election. Why not give the people a rest for a time at least? Constitutional amendments should be adopted by a majority of all the voters voting at an election. If there is an urgent demand for a change in the fundamental law of the state the voters will see to it that that change is effected. Roosevelt's plurality over Wilson in this state was only 19,394. Roose velt's total vote was 125,856. Eight years ago he had a plurality of 161,- 464 over Alton B. Parker, and a ma jority of 140,442 over all the other presidential candidates in this state. "the con- Augustin Max, known as blind banker of Paris," has fessed to appropriating to his per sonal use $2,000,000 of his depositors' money. The banker seems to have been recompensed for the loss of sight by the acquirement of a very fine sense of touch. The short dairying course, now being conducted at the state farm school, offers a splendid opportunity to young men to become more thor oughly trained in the science of pro ducing more and better butter and cheese and encourages them toward a better community usefulness. In Princeton village 92.74 per cent of the votes cast at the recent elec tion were in favor of the good roads amendment. That is a record un surpassed by that of any voting pre cinct in the state save Lake Fremont in Sherburne county, and there the vote was unanimous for the amend ment. In order to save her pet horse Miss Ida Eustis of Minneapolis rushed in to a burning stable, fought her way through smoke and flame, and suc ceeded in leading the half-suffocated animal to safety. Many heroic deeds have been performed by women of late, and this is one which is truly worthy of commendation. Hon. Charles N. Orr of St. Paul is talked of as chairman of the Ramsey county legislative delegation. Mr. Orr was elected to the house from the 37th district by a majority of over 3,000. He was deservedly popu lar in the last house and the Ramsey delegation could not do better than place him at the head of their del egation. A nation-wide movement of the women's clubs is being planned to bring about the appointment of a female to an office in Woodrow Wil son's cabinet. With one woman holding a portfolio the male mem bers mi^ht just as well sleep at the cabinet meetings, for they would have no opportunity to get in a word edgewise. The fact that Mr. O'Hair, a bald headed democrat, defeated Uncle Joe Cannon does not signify that he is a better parliamentarian or pos sesses more executive ability than uncle. Mr. O'Hair was "born in a log cabin and raised on a farm" while Uncle Joe was born in a pre tentious four-roomed house with a shingled roof. William J. Bryan would permit former presidents, vice presidents and speakers of the house of repre sentatives to the two houses of con gress the privilege of debate but not of voting upon pending measures. Hence it is evident that "Wiliam the Dead" would turn con gress into a. veritable mothers' meet ing could he have his way. Weddings in the white house dur ing the Wilson administration are already predicted. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have three marriageable daughters, and we miss our guess if the matron of the white house does not find an opportunity to ob tain a distinguished husband, or at least a husband with an abundance of ducats, for each of them. Mrs. Wilson would be foolish to do other wise, especially when the fact that her daughters are far from attrac tive, is taken into consideration. THE PBINCETON tJftTIOS: THirBSDXY, KOTEMBEB 21,r ir Some of the members-elect to the legislature are unduly exercised over the election of a speaker of the house of representatives. I matters little who is chosen speaker or what section of the state he hails from provided he has some knowledge of parliamentary practices and is fair. At best the speaker's chair is not a bed of roses. That excellent Journal, the Irish Standard, published by the O'Brien Brothers of Minneapolis, has turned its twenty-seventh milestone and is firmly established financially and in the affection of its readers. The Standard is one of the cleanest and best-edited newspapers in the North westj and richly deserves the success it has attained. There is nothing the matter with the land department of the state government. That department of the state is being conducted economi cally and every one who wishes to purchase state lands is afforded an opportunity of doing so once a month from eatly in the spring until the first of December. There is no ne cessity for a separate land depart ment with several high-salaried offi cials. Hats off to St. Louis county.' That county pays more that 21 per cent of all the state taxes and conse quently will pay 21 per cent of the entire amount that the one-mill state road tax will produce, and St. Louis county gave a clear majority of 3,151 for the good roads amend ment. In the next legislature when demagogues are inveighing against St. Louis county it would be well to remember these facts. Speaking of the election of Wilson Mr. Bryan remarked: 'This is the day 1 long have sought, and mourned because I found it not." And never in the history of this country will Mr. Bryan's name be enrolled as president. This is taking a long shot forecast, but Mr. Bryan has no longer a sufficient number of sup porters to bring him to the front as a presidential candidate. His own actions are responsible for the situa tion. We have a good deal of respect for the new president and trust he will have the strength of mind to leave the country in as good shape as when he takes hold of the administration reins.- Elk River Star-News. Here is a frank admission by a worshiper at the shrine of the Bull Moose. From the ravings of some of the alleged progressives one would be led to believe that the country was on the high road to perdition and had almost reached there. Turkey may decide to rceall the deposed sultan, Abdul Hamid, to the throne. Abdul Hamid is one of the greatest villains who ever lived a blackguard who has caused hun dreds of murders to be committed and who has strangled many inno cent women of the seraglio with his own hands. He is an atrocious monster who should have been hung years ago. Henry VIII was a saint in comparison with this iniquitous beast. Dr. G. R. Lincoln of Washington says that loss of hair is a sign of rapidly progressing civilization, that within a century man will be born, and woman, too, without a spear of hirsute on their heads. If men and women continue to dope their heads with all sorts of so-called "restora tives," which virtually kill the hair follicles, this condition will doubt less result, but as to baldness being a sign of progressing civilization that is all poppycock. Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice will succeed Jim Bryce as ambassador from the United Kingdom to the United States. A the end of his name he carries, the titular appen dage of K. C. M. G., K. C. B. We do not enjoy the honor of being per sonally acquainted with Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice, K. C. M. G., K. C. B., neither are we acquainted with Jim Bryce, but we'll wager a guinea that the gentleman of super fluous titles will not command the respect and love of the American peopl as did the resigning sa ip*i TTNREL.IAJBZE WITNESSES. ambas-1]rapidly An informer's evidence should not carry much weight. He is generally a liar as well as a coward. This from the editorial column of the conserva tive Minneapolis Tribune is timely and appropriate: "We will all do well to keep our heads about the trial in Indianapolis. The unsupported testimony of the McNamaras and McManigal is not enough to convict anybody. They are, by their evidence, of the crim inal type. "To believe that they acted for the body of American workmen en listed in the ranks of union labor is to believe that a representative and powerful branch of American man hood is tainted. To believe that the officers of these workmen were per mitted to conspire with these wit nesses for a long progress of dyna miting outrages is to believe either that the rolls of American labor are rolls of criminals or rolls of men dis astrously misled.'' A cablegram from Shanghai con veys the information that there is a serious possibility of a declaration of war by China against Russia. I appears that once upon a time Russia, by unscrupulous methods, grabbed outer Mongolia, a territory one-third the size of Europe, and now China proposes to grab it back again. China was weak when Russia stole the territory, and could offer but little resistance, but now she believes she is sufficiently strong to recover it. Our sympathy is with the pig-tails and, should they at tempt to drive Russia from outer Mongolia, we hope they will be as successful as were the rusty little Japs in their fight against the tal low eaters. The grain market has virtually gone towell, at any rate, it has gone to pieces, and calamity howlers tell us that this has been brought about by the election of Wilson and that, furthermore, the soup-house days of the Cleveland administration are bound to return. The slump in grain prices has no more been brought about by the election of Wilson than was the California earthquake by the machinations of the devil. The rise and fall of prices are due to supply and demand and, occasionally, to the cornering of the market by speculators. This hard times talk is disgusting. President George E. Vincent has gone east to deliver lectures and at tend football games. When he re turns he will probably be able to give the gopher tousleheads a few new pointers on the forward pass. The president of a university who takes so much interest as does Mr. Vincent in football, baseball, basket ball, croquet, tiddlewinks and paper chases is a valuable man. And then, again, his lectures are brilliant flights of oratory, fairly bristling with dead and down linquistic thrusts which hold his learned audi ences spellbound! Tom Noswal in the Northfield News: The increasing cost of our government, doubling as it has in a decade, is becoming a matter of seri ous concern to thinking men. The need of economy is, they say, imper ative. Instead of devising methods of increasing taxes to which so-called tax experts have in recent years turned their attention, it is now proposed to see if some method can not be found of balking the raids made on the treasury at every legis lative session. At the ripe old age of 82, Hon. Henry C. Waite, the last survivor of the men who drafted the constitu tion of our state, passed trom earth at his home near St. Cloud last Thursday evening. Mr/* Waite had been a resident of St. Cloud for 60 years and figured largely in the busi ness and political activities of that city and the state. True to his po litical convictions and always loyal to his friends he commanded the respect and esteem of men of all political parties. Larz Anderson, whoever he may stlveas be, has been appointed ambassador to Japan to succeed Charles Jfage Bryan. Mr. Anderson's name has the right ring to it for the job. At least he should have no difficulty in acquiring proficiency in the Jap language 1912. A ROUSING MAJORITY ft Cn.! Aitkin Ano&a Becker Beltrami.. Benton Big atone Blue Earth Brown Oarlton Carver Cass Chippewa. Unisjgo Clay Clearwater. Cook Cotton wood... Crow Wing Dakota Dodge Douglas Faribault Fillmore Freeborn Goodhue Grant Hennepin Houston Hubbard Isanti Itasca Jaokson Kanabec Kandiyohi... Kittson Koochiching... Lac qui Parle Lake LeSueur Lincoln Lyon McLeod Mahnomen Marshall Martin Meekei Mille Lacs Morrison Mower Murray Nicollet... Nobles ^*r^ jj Total Vote of State^o^SIn Favor of the (food Roads Amendment 95,74Majority 20,885. Amendment Failed to Carry in Benton, Cottonwood, Hennepin, Norman, Red Lake and Wilkin. 349,678 to adopt a constitutional, amendment a majority of all the ways, and yet had it not been for the large centers of wealth and popu lation the amendment would have been deleated. Under the circum stances the apathy of the voters of the rural countiesthe real bene ficiaries of the measureis surpris ing. In Mille Lacs county only 69.57 per cent of the voters favored the amendment, while in Princeton, where almost one-fifth of the total vote of the county was cast, the per centage in favor of it was 92.74. The Union has been to considera ble t^uble^ancfexpense In p^rocui^ng the figures fo the* table, and it hV COUNTIES a 01 O W" 2310 '2413 8157 3019 2107 1695 5481 3351 2686 2923 2261 2745 2696 3156 1152 856 2073 3436 4627 2081 3028 3666 4613 4064 5964 1596 52599 2697 1749 3285 2806 3877 1381 3408 1491 1664 2615 1334 3795 1647 2577 3122 704 2873 3440 8413 2097 3858 423? 2340 2545 3027 2333 4132 6052 1953 3184 1734 5890 2371 Norman ....y... Olmsted Otter Tail., Pennington Pine .Sj... Pipestone Polk: Pope Ramsey Red Lake Redwood?. Renvillo Rice Rock Kosean St. Louis Scott Sherburne Siblev. Stearns Steele Swltt.. Todd Traverse Wabasha Wadena Waseca Wastaiagton Watonwan Wilkin Winona Wright Yellow Medicine. I OPINIONS OF EDITORS Annexed hereto is a tabulated statement of the vote on the good roads amendment by counties. The first column shows the total vote cast in each county, the second column the vote in favor of the amend-! ment. the third column the vote] against the amendment, and the fourth column the percentage of voters in each county who favored the amendment. To Koochiching coun ty belongs the honor of having the highest percentage in favor of the and go west ought to have a guardian amendment, 91.40. i appointed to look after him. If a The total vote of the state was' lnin ana 1438 1521 2015 2.224 1043 1054 3312 1770 1849 1532 1586 1721 1650 269 245 415 352 407 228 546 290 586 235 343 306 385 '223 32 385 624 557 273 486 771 626 059 35 65 60.25 60.03 58.42 72.59 53.32 56.91 56 42 65.26 91 40 t)0 05 56.89 2303 848 1284 410 4 4781 1603 1166 2385 3756 1260 871 924 3057 1477 21272 461 2170 2225 292 460 448 78 1178 239 468 364 1291 245 3922 161 470 791 964 3370 4113 4934 1844 2033 2722 670 1012 1348 318 235 21558 2434 1608 2690 6657 3400 1875 26G9 3934 1318 3677 1361 2904 4491 2146 1847 6335 4492 2461 13946 1409 1004 156*. 3846 1814! 1010 1726 2071 808 2066 751 1914 2732 1273 820 3S65 2365 1575 '297 0 353 1 20 3 474 132 8 593 216 342 907 198 61.30 Made the Most Nrt 1 Possibly the loudest noise made at this rceent election was by the silent voter who was scattered thickly throughout this entire land.Still water Gazette. i fr 4 *f Consistent Republicanism? Martin county is the banner re publican county of the state. I gave a majority for Roosevelt. I gave the railroad commissioners a black eye and a majority against Eberhart. Consistent republican ism.Martin County Independent. 4* Sound Advice. The big land show is on at Minne apolis but any farmer of Minnesota who gets nutty on anything there calculated to inducet him to sell out i ma S votes cast (174,840) was necessary.disP*aying to com There were 195,724 votes recorded Independent Press, in favor of the good roads amend ment, a majority of 20,885. There It Will. were 51,137 votes against the amend- And the same "people" who elected ment. Mr. Taft four years ago and have That the good roads revival is now lent their assistance to the elec- state-wide is evidenced by the re-jtionof Mr. Wilson will be equallj turns. With the exception of Cot-' prompt in turning from their new tonwood every southern Minnesota favorite if circumstances seem to county goes on record in favor of the justify a change of allegiance. The amendment. In justice to Henne- great democratic party is on trial for pin county it should be said that the the next four years. Mr. Wilson is congestion at the polling booths in on trial. The whole doctrine of the Minneapolis, on account of lack of a sufficient number of voting machines, party commit the blunder of again is responsible for the small vote in fumbling a great opportunity? favor* of the amendment in that! Cleveland Plaindealer. county. Those who voted on the proposition in Hennepin county were I Neff Would Reform 'Em. largely in favor of the amendment,! Now, then, let us again start the but the trouble was that the major- men's religious movement. I has ity failed to vote the pink ballot for been sidetracked during the political the reason above stated. campaign. There were too many hot Ramsey county covered itself with contests between the different fac- glory. The vote of that county was tions to pay but little attention to a big factor. St. Louis county did the saving of the souls of the human nobly. That county will pay 21 per family. I was dollarsn some fat cent of the entire one-mill tax and' office the candidate was looking af- cannot possibly receive more than 3 ter. Some of you people who have per cent, yet St. Louis gave a good, been treating the Lord shabbily will majority for the amendment. have to do some great stunts towards The one-mill tax amendment will making atonement for the tall lying redound to the advantage of the you have been doing in the past smaller counties of the state, as three months.Lake Crystal Union every dollar that the tax will pro duce will be expended on rural high- "i_ some- see sat otne an induce him to sell out and Minnesotawell, he will be good judgment.Madison new democracy is on trial. Wijl the Part of the snow. 'Ow's yore little boy gettin' on, Mrs. Black?" "Very well indeed. 'E's entered the theatrical profession now." "Oh! Wot part's'etakin'?" "Well, 'e ain't exactly talon* a part, bat 'e fetches the scene shifters beer." London Answers. A "Defuncter."sV gone -Gone! Do Customer Customer (missing his favorite wait ersWhere's Charles today? Waiter bu X'm sorry sir finrnmo inir. -n-r fnW/ i it- i Oone! vnn mean he's you mean the first newspaper in the state to IgniterYes. sir, an' with everything give a full and detailed statement of could lay 'is 'ands on.London the vote on the amendment. Sketch. defunctsfipfnTtPt? Grocery Bulletin. Raisins, 13c per lb. or 2 lbs. for 25c Currantscrfcron per lblemon 10 13c 62*25' i and orangand 63.'oa! peel, per lb 30e 63 82' 73 g| Toko grapes, per lb 10c 49 50 Walnut meats, per lb 50c 58160 Popcorn, 4c per lb. or 3 lbs. for... 10c j|^ Mincemeat, small pail, splendid 52.41 I roi9 flavor .25e 62 64 No. 1 cream cheese, per lb 22c 5985 ran 076 237 951 2036 2716 1254 1702 1787 2719 2392 3327 843 1875b 16.25 1053 1335 2037 1534 786 1923 974 1521 1583 759 2267 919 1859 1674 412 1696 2284 1888 1459 219 8 1032 293 5871 484 283 280 238 453 233 603 182 126 443 161 628 265 444 532 84 418 385 566 297 763 ges, per doz 40 and 55c 58.C8 Sweet pickles, per doz 10c 45.87 Fine dill pickles, per doz 10c j?j fj5 Apples, per basket 70c oo 26 Winesap apples, per peck 35e so. Jonathan apples, per peck 50c jg-fj Fine apples, per barrel $3.25 55 |s Walnuts, per lb southern part 1 a 58.21 1281 984 352 ..25c O. B. Newten, HI Headquarters for Groceries. LONG SIDING. Rachael Uglem has been taken sick again. We hope she will recover. Carl Thuneman's sale was well 59i74 attended and things sold at good SS, Prices. ^l Mr. and Mrs. Henry Uglem and JJ8-97 children and Eertha Thoreson spent 5533 Sunday at Taylor's. 69 57 5897- Herman Keweitschofreturned 54.86 1 11 thepy statefromo- life jjg-98 Monday eveningthoughta with wife. Herl- 5o."oo man hansdalnl(thestime been one of the 62.06 a naD wel of. W al wif Dys a ni ni 5913 wis ti'90 A grand masquerade baJl% at Long 62.29 Siding hall on Thursday evening, J8, November 28. one will be per- 64.39 mitted to dance before 12 o'clock at 55.17 night without being masked. jj| |j Stromwall's orchestra of three pieces 64!re will furnish the music. Tickets 75 62i43 cents, free barn room. 53.35 Bids Wanted. gj Persons desirous of furnishing bids 52i64 for 40 cords of greensame maple stove-!\ofd 517 56.18 woondd 640 for school house No. 1, district' 3 5 if fis'lq 4 cords of the kin a 65 89 553 262 240 60.83 wood ior school house No. 2, dis 44.39 trict4, are requested to send in their jj| bids on or before Monday, December' 0 Totals 349678 195724 51137 2 to Andrew Larson, 55.97 48-2tc West Branch Creamery.