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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. C. DUNN.
Published Every Thursday^
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0. I. STAPLES.
THOS. H. PROWSE,
We noticed in one of the papers the
picture of a "fetching" toque. A
toque that fetches a high price, we
China is talking of appointing pure
food inspectors. But what's the use
in a country where there's scarcely
any food to inspect?
Earthquake shocks have been felt
in the New England states. From
indications these hibernating old
states certainly need shaking up in
If you write to Attorney Jonas
Jones of Philadelphia he will explain
the income tax law to you That's
more than the government authori
ties can do.
Australia will pay a goodly sum for
a national hymn written in long
meter. Heie's another chance for
Adolph Olson Eberhart to obtain
more free advertising.
Prom a Washington press dispatch
we gather the information that
President Wilson has decided to re
main indoors for a while. Afraid of
the suffragettes, Woodrow?
And now comes Senator Borah and
emphatically declares that the re
publican party cannot be wrecked.
At any rate it will take more than
the "progessives" to wreck it.
Wilson says he will try to keep his
cabinet intact. Does he realize that
there area number of cracked dishes
in it which it would be well for him
to cast upon the scrap heap?
They are making altogether too
much fuss in Minneapolis about Mrs.
Vincent's play. In Bill Shakes
peare's time even a "supe" could
have beaten the characters in the
Kaisei Bill has had another "mi-
raculous" escape. He was riding in
an automobile when a motor truck
ran into another machine less than
a block distant' Let the Lord's
name be praised!
The so-called "progressive" party
held a "state mass meeting" at St.
Paul the other day and there were
50 persons, including five women,
present. Fifty! Lo and behold
how the paity is growing!
The treasury department has is
sued a pamphlet to enable people to
better understand the income-tax
lawabout the ninth on the subject
which has been sent out A key to
the pamphlet will be the next thing
It has been decided that at the
end of the school year the academic
course in the Winona and Mankato
normal schools will be discontinued.
It will, perhaps, be supplanted with
a couise in tango, which is of much
greater import in a curriculum'
Premier Asquith announces that
there will be no official participation
by the British government at the
Panama-Pacific exposition in San
Francisco. But who cares so long as
Ireland sends over and places on ex
hibition an assortment of relics from
Mianesota won the sweet corn
sweepstakes of the national show at
Dallas. It is to be deplored that we
did not place some of our peaches on
exhibition. For color and sweetness
the Minnesota peach is incomparable
and, as a rule, she has more bloom
on her cheeks in winter than in
No mercenary consideration in
fluences the newspaper support that
Henry Rines is receiving for state
auditor. It is a voluntary support
and is accorded him without money
or hope of reward in the shape of fat
appointive offices. No powerful in
fluences are backing Mr. Rines' can
didacy. Even were Mr. Rines so
disposed, which he is not, he is not
in a position, financially, to purchase
newspaper or any other support.
For mere divertisement the Japs
at Tokio have been pulling off a
series of riotsthat is, to a man up
a tree it looks like divertisement.
Some of these days the militant
suffragettes will invade Japan and
conduct an actual riot with bombs
and coal oil.
Our special representative wires us
from Veia Cruz, upon our request
that he forward a late photograph of
John Lind, that the only kind possi
ble to send is a flashlight: which
means, we take it, that at the time
he sent the cablegram John was still
in his cave.
Chicago has a talking dog. It's a
good thing dogs are not all consti
tuted that way. Otherwise every
man who owns one and woman, too,
would often become laughingstocks.
The stories of dogs, as told by them
selves, would make mighty spicy and
The American Medical Association
Journal says that the hookworm in
the south is being controlled.
That's more than can be said for
Minneapolis. The hookworm in
that city is gathering in pocketbooks
every day in the week. lie cannot,
positively, be subduedat least by
the present police force.
A big delegation of militant suffra
gettes will attend the Panama
Pacific exposition. News Item.
This information has impelled us to
change our mind and remain at
home There are multitudinous
dangers at a big world's fair with
out taking the risk of running
amuck of a peril of this sort.
A big loan has been made to the
Chinese government by the Standard
Oil company. You can be sure that
John D. and his associates in oily
proceedings had grabbed off in the
shape of concessions several million
dollars more than they advanced to
China before they acceded to the re
quest of that country's government.
A fellow down in Minneapolis took
a lighted electric bulb to bed with
him and then dreamed that he was
in hades. Upon awaking he dis
covered that the bed clothing was
smouldering and that there were
several blisters on his system. There
are fools and fools, but this fellow
seems to have trotted the fool pace
to the limit.
Abraham Lincoln grew whiskers
to satisfy the whim of a little girl
who, in a letter, asked him to do so,
saying she thought it would improve
his looks, The fact that he acceded
to the request of this little girl, al
though he no more needed whiskers
than a jackrabbit does a proboscis,
showed how dearly he loved children
and sought to please them.
Eepublicans in congress, it is said,
will oppose a proposition to put ex
confederate veterans on the same
footing as far as appointments to the
postal service are concerned as ex
union veterans. What harm would
it do if a few ex-confederates were
appointed to positions in the postal
service? In a few years at most there
will be neither ex-union or ex-con
The skeleton of a man said by
scientists to have inhabited the
earth 200,000 vears ago has been un
earthed near Los Angeles. Yet the
bible tells us that one Adam, who
made love to Eve in the Garden of
Eden only about 6,000 years ago, was
the first man. Personally we have
always entertained doubts as to the
accuracy of that Adam and Eve
story. It never conformed with the
findings of reliable scientific men.
According to reports from London
the Irish home rule bill seems to be
progressing favorably so far as the
house of commons is concerned, and
the house of lords will, under the so
called "veto" law. be compelled to
accede to the demands of the com
mons. An amendment to the reply
to the speech from the throne that
"it would be disastrous for the
house of commons to proceed further
with the government for Ireland bill
until the measure had been sub
mitted to the judgment of the
people," was defeated recently by a
vote of 333 to 288.' *'c
President Wilson is' as mad as a
wet hen because Frank P. Walsh of
the department of commerce, in his
annual report, declares that there
are 350,000 men out of work in New
York city. As Walsh is an acknowl
edged statistician and not given to
overestimating returns, we opine
that he knows what he is talking
about, Woodrow to the contrary not
The literacy test of the Burnett
immigration bill will not be
amended. Good. We have an ample
sufficiency of illiterates in this
country already. More drastic im
migration laws are what the United
States needs. The laws now on the
statute books contain too many loop
holes through which undesirables
may crawl and then, again, they are
not properly enforced.
Some of the British laws are par
ticularly drastic. As an instance,
Sir Stuart Montague Samuel, mem
ber of parliament for Whitechapel,
was on Monday penalized in the sum
of $65,000 because he voted in the
house of commons while the farm of
which he is a member had a con
tract with the British government.
The informer in the case, Dr. Wil
liam Bird, gets the amount of the
Again Governoi Eberhart nas been
to Washington on a mission of meicy,
as it were, for the state. This last
time he has saved the measly govern
ment appropriation for the "scenic
highway" between St. Paul and
Mankato and has received fresh as
surances that the state will not be
euchred out of its swamp land grant,
for all of which we should be duly
thankful. Who says our worthy
govornor is not earning his salary?
Alva R. Hunt is indorsed by the
bar of Meeker county as a candidate
for the nomination for associate
justice of the supreme court. Those
who know him speak highly of his
legal qualifications and undoubtedly
he would adorn the position no
which he aspires. But the Union
believes that Associate Justice
George L. Bunn, whose term expires
less than a year hence, is one of the
ablest members of our present
supreme bench and that he should
C. H. Thompson of Spring Valley,
in a letter to the St. Paul Dispatch,
pavs his respects in rather sarcastic
words to the "overlords" who met
at the West hotel in Minneapolis
week before last to provide for a con
ference of anti-machine republicans,
and has this to say of that much
abused man, Ed. Smith: "1 am
told, Mr. Editor, that Ed Smith is a
fat man. For the last ten years he
has proved to both friend and foe
that his head is not fat, at least.
The heads of Ed's opponents, Mr.
Editor, appear to run to fatness, in
stead of their bodies. A fat head
may hanker after political pie, but
it can't successfully play the game
of state politics against Edwaid E.
Smith, Esq. Ed Smith's opponents
have had fifteen long years in which
to discover that fact.''
It is with sincere regret that the
Union learns of the passing away of
that grand old newspaper veteran,
George W. Neff, of the Lake Crystal
Union. At the ripe old age of 78 he
died at his home on the 14th inst.
Mr. Neff was one of those rare
characters who was ever loyal to his
convictions and his friends, and he
was beloved and respected by all who
knew him. As illustrative of his
big-heartedness we relate this in
cident: A few years ago in the
"Twefity-five Years Ago" column of
the Anoka Union there appeared an
item relative to the destruction of
the Princeton Union office by fire.
Mr. Neff saw the item and, laboring
under the supposition that the fire
was of recent occurrence, immedi
ately wrote the publisher of this
paper a sympathetic letter and in
closed a check for $5.00. I is need
less to add that that check was never
cashed, but it is religiously pre
served as one of our most cherished
mementos. Kind-hearted, genial
"Old Neff" has gone to his reward,
but as long as "life lasts, the writer
will cherish his memory,v-u sm^
THE PRISrCEtfO^ UNION: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY^!* 1914. 7
Hon. Peter E. Hanson of Litch
field, Meeker county, died ih Cali
fornia on the 11th inst. He had
gone to California with his wife to
spend the winter and was apparently
in the best of health until a few
days preceding his death, when he
was stricken with paralysis. Mr.
Hanson was for six yearsfrom 1900
to 1907secretary of state of Minne
sota, and previously he had repre
sented Meeker county in the state
senate and filled important county
offices. He was a genial, optimistic
man whom it was ever a pleasure to
meet. His death will be regretted
not only by his relatives and his
neighbors in Litchfield but by a
large circle of admiring friends
throughout the entire state.
Hon. James A. Peterson of Minne
apolis had nothing whatever to do
with the calling of the recent con
ference of anti-machine republicans
in that city. Mr. Peterson neither
favors nor opposes the holding of a
state conference of republicans to
agree on a candidate to oppose Gov
ernor Eberhart. If the conference
could be made a truly repiesenta
tive affair the inference to be de
duced from Mr. Peterson's state
ment is that he would approve of it,
but, as he truly says, the conference
is an experiment, hence his neutral
position. In any event Mr. Peter
son proposes to go ahead with his
campaign and will fire the first gun
at the Minneapolis auditorium on
the evening of March 3. Mr. Peter
son is an able, eloquent and forcible
speaker and does not hesitate to call
things by their right names. He
will inject some life into the guber
natorial free-for-all. Believing, as
he does, in the primary election
system, Mr. Peterson's position is
Now comes forth Bepresentative
Kindel, a democratic member of con
gress, and says he will move for the
impeachment of Postmaster General
Burleson for mismanagement of the
parcel post. He charges Burleson
with "wholesale inconsistencies and
petty larceny," and says that,
under the present system, rates on
ft tfc to to to to to to to to to to to
to to to to to to to
20-pound shipments from the east
and west are 100 per cent higher by
parcel post than express." Of course
the express companies have lowered
their rates on interstate shipments
in order to compete with the parcel
post, but not to the extent of 100
per cent. If his charges against
Burleson are true, then the post
master general should, at least, be
It seems that our friend. Roe
Chase, editor of the Anoka Herald,
has "broken into sassiety" in his
home town. Otherwise, why the
following in his paper?
Bridge is a good game to play if
one has unlimited friends, nothing
else to do and all'other games have
been declared illegal. It develops
the wrists and one becomes artful
in dodging, humble in the face of
the scornful and open of purse. But
for us it merely serves to span the
chasm which lies between here and
Can you give us an idea how
bridge compares with poker as a
pocketbook depleter. Roe? We have
read of both games, but reluctantly
confess our ignorance of the modus
operandi of either.
OPINIONS OF EDITORS!
How did they learn that the water
at New Ulm was bad? No one
drinks it up there.Le Sueur News.
That Would Decimate the Number.
A physician says there are a great
many useless doctors. Let them
begin operating on one another.
Getting Into the Minneapolis Class.
The text appropriate would be "if
the devil came to St. Paul," but
what is the use of talking about it.
He would not stop there. It is
worse than hell.Le Sueur News
Always Plenty of Bankers.
Printers are an honest lot. It
was decided sometime ago to publish
a monthly paper at the Illinois state
penitentiary at Joliet to be edited
by the conviGts but the prison
officials were somewhat embarassed.
but not surprised, to find that there
was not a printer among the 1,500
All Winter Goods, such as Caps, Mittens,
$ Winter Rubbers, Arctics of All Kinds, *j
$ Outing Flannels, Sweaters for Ladies,
Children and Men, Underwear for the $
Whole Family, Heavy Woolen Hose, La-
dies' Cloaks, Children's Cloaks, Wool $
$ Flannel, Felt Shoes, German Socks,
Sheep Socks, in fact anything in the way
of winter goods, will be sold as long as
they last at
Get busy and stock up.
E. Nelso &
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inmates of the institution. A formeiqf
banker consented to act.Little^
The Admission Pee is Too High.
"Return good for evil. Love those
that hate you and pray for those
that despitefully use you,"' and you
will go to heaven in the next world
and to the poor house in this.Sauk:
"Beware of the attack on the
primary system," cries the Duluth
Herald. Honestly, neighbor, we do
not think anything can hurt it. It
was past redemption before it was
Something Wrong? Something Rotten.
There must be something wrong
with the Minneapolis police force for
hardly a day goes by without from
one to four or five hold-ups and
every now and then a cold-blooded
murder.Hubbard County Clipper.
Entitled to the Votes of the People.
Mr. Rines has fairly won his way.
through his splendid legislative
record for progressive principles, and
we feel that he is entitled to the
votes of the people in the primaries
for the office to which he aspires.
Browns Valley Tribune.
No, It is Not True.
Is it not true that Iverson and
Rines have a working agreement for
primary day* Is it not also true
that this agreement is to extend for
at least two years if both win the
offices they seek'?From the Josh
Column of Sunday News Tribune
Our Sentiments, Exactly.
We are against any man who en
deavors to make political capital out
of religion. As we look at it, a
man's religion is sacred to himself.
and it should not matter to the
outside world what that religion is.
No one but a bigot would endeavor
to have all people worship as he
worships. Winnebago Enterprise
He Can't Find Time.
Old Man Carnegie is doing a splen
did thing with his surplus millions
by promoting a world-wide peace
movement. But whj doesn't he do
something for the faithful toileis
who have built up his colossal for
tune? All of his princely gifts to
charity will never condone the
atrocity of the Homestead mur
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