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j&W!?i8i&@**&& ..Mmxmmmmm. ^m^mw&m^^ww&sti THE PRINCETON UNION By GRACE A. DUNN Official Paper of Mill* Lacs Cuty SabMriptton Prk |S.M Q. I. STAPLES, BastaM MUIMW OMMI Pint Street, Bast of Coart Hew* GRACE A. DUNN, Editor Foreign Advertising Repreaentativo 1 THEAMERICAN PRESSASSOCIATION I REPUBLICAN TICKET. United Staies Senator Frank B. Kellogg Governor J. A. O. Preua Lieutenant Governor Louis L. Collins Secretary of State Mike Holm State Auditor R. P. Chase State Treasurer Henry Bines Attorney General Clifford L. Hilton Railroad Commissioner Ivan Bowen Clerk of Supreme Court Grace F. Kaercher Justice Supreme Court James H. Quinn Congressman, Tenth Diet Thos. D. Schall General Election, Tuesday, Nov. 7. BO NOT PREJUDICE JURORS. Much has been said against the practice of importing personal injury damage suit cases against railroads into counties where the accident did not occur or where the plaintiff does not reside. These cases are of some expense to the county in which they are tried but those who are in a posi tion to know the details of the matter state that the extra cost involved is not as great as might be supposed. Moreover when such a case is tried, a number of attorneys and witnesses generally come into the community where the court is in session who leave more money in the county than the case takes out of it. But it is not the financial side of the question which should be of para mount importance in the minds of the people. Is the principle of the prac tice right? Some of the railroad of ficials state that the attorneys im port these cages to localities where they believe they can obtain a verdict greatly in excess of that to which they are entitled. These officials state that the attorneys bring these damage suits into the rural districts because they believe the jurors in such sections of the country will be prejudiced against the railroads. The average farmer or resident of a village is undoubtedly no more pre judiced against the railroads than are the majority of residents in our large cities. The railroads should be able to get as fair a verdict in Mille Lacs county as in any other county in the state. Attorneys state there is a tendency to bring these suits into the smaller towns because the courts in the large cities are so crowded that it would be impossible to bring the case to trial for 12 or 18 months. Laying aside all arguments on either side of the question, the fact remains that under our present laws this practice is permitted and it is not right for any parties concerned to circulate propaganda which will tend to prejudice jurors who will be called to decide such cases. Let every case be tried before an unprejudiced jury so that the decision may be rendered according to the evidence presented. Mrs. Anna D. Olesen is quoted as stating in her address at Hibbing that she would "light a fire on the range that would sweep over the entire state." We all know there have been some destructive fires in the range country but none of them yet have swept the whole state and we are not expecting to see the Olesen fire make any great headway. The Minnesota Federation of Wo men's clubs is to be congratulated on securing so able a woman as Bess Wilson as vice president of the orga nization. OPINIONS OF EDITORS Eliminates the Luxuries. When conditions arise so that it is cheaper for a man to rent a farm or a home rather than to own it, it is time to call a halt on public expendi tures which are not absolutely neces sary. There is no reason why city, schools, county and state cannot deny themselves some luxuries until they can afford them, just as an individual lias to do. This is the only way we shall catch up, and it is up to public officials everywhere to prune to the limit every request for appropriations that comes before them.Faribault Pilot. H? It Was a Wonderful Tribute. A representative from the state agricultural department paid the land about this city a wonderful tribute last week on a visit here. He stated that the land in this vicinity was of the same nature as that in Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Benton counties. A few years back these cut-over sec tions were scorned by tillers of the soil as being hopeless and not worth the effort to clear. Today they are in the center of the greatest dairying activity in Minnesota. Diversified farming mixed with black loam and clay sub-soil accomplished the mir acle.Eveleth Clarion. if? Labels Signify But Little. Party labels mean next to nothing when Frank Kellogg and Robert M. LaFollette can both run for office on the same ticket. LaFollette has just been renominated for re-election to the United States senate on the re publican ticket. His platform calls for the repeal of some of the legisla tion to which the republicans point with pride, for a referendum before declaration of war, for legislative veto f court decisions, against the use of injunctions in case of strikes, con- t#*k_ a, kteu?i- demns the seating of Newberry, and in practically every point is at vari ance with what the republican party stands for in congress and nationally. Imagine Kellogg running on LaFol lette's platform. Yet they are both reguftrly and lawfully republican nominees.Hutchinson Leader. Uncle Sam Still Needs Help. It is just as much a patriotic duty to aid the country in peace as in war. Just now Uncle Sam needs help in get ting back to a business condition where he can pay expenses without too much of a burden on .his children. Within the next six years he has obli gations to the tune of ten billion dol lars to meet, and the deficit for the fiscal year is $650,000,000, inheritance from the Wilson administration. Re ceipts from the income tax were many millions less this year than a year ago, owing to industrial depression. We have heard no one express a willing ness to have his taxes increased, yet the government must pay itsdebts and maintain its credit. As the presi dent well said: "The pressing prob lem of the government is that of diminishing our burdens, rather than adding thereto."St. Cloud Journal. Press. TO A YOUNG MAN. The great were once as you. They whom men magnify today Once groped and blundered on life's way, Were fearful of themselves, and thought By magic was man's grertness wrought. They feared to try what they could do Yet fame has crowned with her suc cess The selfsame gifts that you possess. The great were young as you, Dreaming the very dreams you hold, Longing yet fearing to be bold, Doubting that they themselves pos sessed The strength and skill for every test, Uncertain of the truths they knew, Not sure that they could stand to fate With all the courage of the great. Then came a day when they Their first bold venture made, Scorning to cry for aid. They dared to stand to fight alone, Took up the gauntlet life had thrown, Charged full-front to the fray, Mastered their fears of self, and then Learned that our great men are but men. Oh, Youth, go forth and do! You, too, to fame may rise You can be strong and wise. Stand up to life and play the man You can if you'll but think you can The great were once as you. You envy them their proud success 'Twas won with gifts that you possess. Edgard A. Guest. At the Dardenelles. It begins to look as though Great Britain may be forced to stand alone pgainst the Turk at the Dardenelles. The French are cool to the English call for what might mean a twentieth century crusade against Islam. France is pulling back talking of "moral suasion." Paris is debating whether, after all, she would not be in a better position with her friend the Turk holding the straits than she is now with England in the dominant position there. Italy is going, cautiously and depre catingly, along with France. Mean while, the Turk is concentrating at Ismid, demanding Constantinople and threatening to cut his way across the Thrace. France is enjoying the troubles of England and is drawing comparisons. For two years France has been de manding the use of force to bring Germany to terms, while England has held back. Now the positions are re versed, with England ratling the saber and France urging caution, discussion and diplomacy. England wanted to use "moral suasion" when France pro posed to pick the fruits of her victory. Now that England's own fruits in the near east are threatened, France is all for "moral suasion." England is in a position where she can not afford to take chances or wait upon the slow processes of "moral suasion" and diplomacy.Philadelphia Public Ledger. Is Ready for Battle. Commenting on Senator Kellogg's return to Minnesota at this time, George N. Briggs in the Pioneer Press says: "Having assured himself that the northwestwest will not freeze up this winter for lack of coal having kept faith with the soldiers who shouldered arms in the late unpleasantness with Germany, the senator himself is ready for battle. "Misinterpretations of his voting on many vital matters have not mellowed the senator's temper and the first per son who attempts to tell him he voted aye is going to find himself up to his neck in an argument. "The first number on the senator's program is a rest, which will occupy four or five days. This siesta will be followed by conferences with the members of the State Central com mittee and political advisers. After thatlow bridge! Senator Kellogg will be on the warpath. "During October and the first week in November, Senator Kellogg will re port faithfully his stewardship. He will he apologize for a single vote. He will he opoligize for a single vote. He is coming before his constituents with a clear conscience, a clean record and a legitimate claim for support." The Bonus Veto. President Harding's veto of the bonus bill was expected. His opposi tion to it was indicated long in ad vance. But his message lifts a great weight from the public mind. It con firms the theory that the president, elected by the nation, must in critical matters put group and local interests aside and stand unswervingly for the national interest. Representatives and senators played cheap politics with the bonus bill. They looked on it as an electioneering enterprise, an easy means of capitaliz ing the soldier vote. They thought first of re-election. They had little thought beyond re-election, for they were satisfied to pass a bill which they knew would be vetoed and which seemed to offer the soldier a bonus without really offering him one. But a president can not descend to such chicanery. He holds the keys of the treasury. He is responsible for the payment of claims saddled on the government. He must consider whether the treasury can pay. He must maintain federal solvency and honor. He said that he would sign a bill in which congress made provision by new taxation for meeting bonus ex penditure. He would not approve a bill whose promoters simply ran away from this duty by imposing taxes be cause they were afraid of angering the already overburdened taxpayer. Congress passed the bonus act in bad faith. It put a duty up to the president which both party loyalty and a proper sense of public obligation should have prompted it to spare him But it unintentionally did the presi dent a service. It enabled him to let his own enlightened patriotism and sobriety of judgment shine in compari son with congressional recklessness and levity. Mr. Harding has risen to the height of his responsibility. He has demon strated afresh his courage and his freedom from the taint of opportunism in dealing with group clamors. He has strengthened the public's trust in the presidential office as a barrier against congressional aberration and frailty. The thankfulness due the president is measured by the fact that the enact ment of the bonus bill would be noth ing short of an economic calamity. New York Tribune. Sad News for the Women. American women are getting fatter. Forty-five out of 100 of them are classified as "stout" by clothing mak ers. So reports Charles Pomerantz, New York Fashion expert. In keep ing thin, city women lead those of small town and farm. Exercise and diet are the best ways to fight fat. In years to come, weight will be regulated by tinkering with the body's endocrine glands. That would please Dr. M. Brown-Sequard, the original gland man, who was ridi culed even by "scientists" when he first advanced glandular theories 33 years ago.Youngstown Telegram. Identifying Her. A neighbor next door wears knick ers and these are a source of Interest to little Donald. One day the youngster came in with some candy and I asked him where he got it. He answered: "From the lady next door." "Well," said I, "that was nice of Mrs. S." "Oh, not that next door lady," said Donald, "the other one," and then for getting her name, he continued, "you kaow, Mrs. Pants."Chicago Tribune. Hard Water Softened by Peat. Hard water can be softened by mere ly pouring it through a bed of raw peat, the softening being caused by the formation of insoluble calcium and magnesium salts by reaction with acids that are normal constitutents of the peat, and all the hardness is taken out of the water in passing through it. It is thought that if this process could be profitably adopted the result would be quite an achievement, as an eco nomical outlet for peat would thus be found.Popular Mechanics Magazine. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOfl POHL' Weekly Specials PALMOLIVE SOAP, perbar 7c JERSEY CORN FLAKES, largest size pkg ||c GOLDEN WHEAT, perpkg 22c LUX, per pkg jj WASHING POWDER, large pkg 25c MATCHES, large pkg 23 Men's Dress Shoes Through a fortunate purchase of a big job lot of men's fine shoes we are able to offer you some unusual bar gains in all styles and sizes, $5.00 to $8.00 shoes at $4.50, $4.25 and $3.75 ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1922 Timely Compromises. Both the railroads that have ac cepted the peace settlement and the shopmen who have approved it are yielding something, which is the ele ment of compromise and marks the loosening, to some extent at least, of stiff necks that have stood in the way of peace. The public will be less interested in the precise details of the settlement than they are in the fact that it means that shortly the shops will be operating at full capacity on part of the railroads, and that in all proba bility the acceptance of a settlement by some roads means sooner or later that all will accept. While the settlement affects direct ly only a quarter of the railroads of the country, there is hope that the spirit of compromise will spread and that .shortly all of the roads, includ ing those whose executives have want ed to seize this opportunity to "smash the unions" will come into line. It was a strike that ought not to have happened, and that ought not to have lasted so long. It would not have happened if the shopmen had been wisely led, and it would not have lasted so long if the railroad execu tives had accepted President Hard ing's eminently fair proposal of the settlement. The unions should have kept at work while they appealed to the labor board for a rehearing on wages, which they will have to do any way if they are to get what they want, since they have lost their fight for wages higher than those fixed by the board. Apparently, too, the issue of seniority remains to be adjusted by a commission which the agreement provides for. The strike has cost everybody a great deal, and has brought no gain to anybody. The only possible good in it is to be looked for in the thought, present in some well informed minds, that the country was heading too soon for a boom, and that the delay caused by the strike has been wholesome. Duluth Herald. War Finance Corporation Act. When the Harding administration came into power an agricultural crisis existed. The enforced deflation of prices in 1920 compelled the farmer and the live stock grower to market their products at an actual loss. It left them without any money to fi nance their operation until the 1921 crops were marketed. To make a bad situation worse, unexpected restriction of farm credits made it impossible for the farmer and the live stock grower to extend their loans or to make new ones to tide them over the crisis. These conditions forced agricultural and live stock interests into a position which meant absolute ruin unless im mediate relief were given. Every thing was being sacrificed by farming interests to meet the situation. It was not generally known at the time how serious the situation really was. Not only was a vital and underlying industry on the verge of bankruptcy, but national disaster was imminent unless remedial measures were im mediately adopted. To accomplish that, Secretary of Treasury Mellon called a conference of representatives of financial institu tions and formed a voluntary $50,000,- 000 pool from which loans were to be made instantly to live stock interests, pending the enactment of proper legislation to meet the situation. Out of that pool approximately $20,000,- 000 were loaned within a few weeks. Meantime the rebublican congress, in special session, amended the war finance corporation act empowering it to make loans for agriculture and live stock purposes, quite apart from the export business. To provide the corporation with sufficient resources, a billion-dollar revolving fund was given it. It was authorized to make loans to finance institutions, to live stock loan companies, and to co operative agricultural organizations, upon terms which permitted three years for repayment. These loans were made upon a basis which enabled the farmer and the live stock grower to obtain money at from 7 to 7% per cent. This act became effective on August 21, 1921. According to a report Issued by the War Finance corporation of its busi ness up to and includng August 15, 1922, it had since August 21, 1921,all made loans to agricultural and live stock interests in the aggregate sum of $346,923,826. This is an average of practically $1,000,000 a day (in- cluding Sundays) for one year which has been loaned the agricultural sec tions of the United States by the War Finance corporation, under powers given it by the special session of the republican congress. The immediate effect of enlarging the power of the War Finance corpor ation was to restore confidence in the agricultural situation, stop forced liquidation, prevent any further sacri fice of farm crops or live stock, stabil ize the markets and to assure the agri cultural interests that they would be given proper support to weather the storm. The work of the corporation saved the farmer from the necessity of sacri ficing his 1921 crops to obtain ready money. Furthermore, the prompt ac tion by congress in amending the War Finance corporation act, stopped the agitation of fantastic financial doc trines and the promotion of danger ous policies which were being urged upon the country by certain influences. The successes which attended the operation of the War Finance corpor ation under its new powers justified the congress in extending its life one year, to June 30, 1923.National Re publican. Statement of Ownership, Etc. Statement of the ownership and management of the Princeton Union, published weekly at Princeton, Minn., required by act of August 24, 1912: Editor, Grace A. Dunn managing editor, Grace A. Dunn business man ager, G. I. Staples publisher, Grace A. Dunn sole owner, Grace A. Dunn. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders, holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages and other securities, none. G. I. Staples, Business Manager. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day of September, 1922. Ira G. Stanley, Notary Public, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. My commission expires April 9,1927. Princeton, Pointed Paragraphs $H"U By Peterson Two days left. You have just two days left to get your baby in the con test. There is still time. Don't think you are too late. Be sure to bring in votes by Saturday, September 30. Votes brought in after that date will not count.. Say, has it occurred to you that it's time to think of Christmas presents already? Wen it is. You might think it's early but it is not. There is noth ing that will give you more peace of mind and a more satisfied feeling than to know that you have all your presents planned and ready, and noth ing will cause you more fretting and anxiety than to go out buying Christ mas presents a couple of days before Christmas. Now you know this by ex perience, not because I say so, to be an absolute fact. Why not settle the matter now and get it off your mind One dozen good portraits will make twelve most suitable and appropriate gifts. They make a very inexpensive gift for you, but they have a higher A WarningtoThe Public ofcooooooooooooooooooooooooooooocxx)^ HartSchaffn Clothes thai keep you well dressed That's our policy YOU want to be well dressed in clothes that will look well a long time. "You'll find the clothes here. We've made that idea about your clothes the basis of this business. You recognize the economy of "better clothes that you get a lot more by paying a little more. The value in the clothes is the thing to examine. Test them as to their style and materials as to their tailor- ing and last of all as to price. What the clothes give you is more im- portant than what you give for the clothes. We've looked after values first in the clothes you'll see here. They're the best clothes we can obtain made by Hart Schaffher & Marx. The prices are right, of course. ALFRED MELIN CO. The Store on the Corner. value, and are more appreciated by your friends than anything else you could give them, and besides, "Your friends can buy anything except your photograph." I want you to be sure and read this column next week, I'll have some more good news for you. In making my opening announce ment last spring I told you that my aim would always be to serve the people of this locality to the best of my ability. I am keeping this aim uppermost in my mind, and I am look ing up and ahead (never back or down) with the sole purpose of doing the best I can by you. I study everything photographic to improve myself and get new ideas. I add the latest and best to the line of equipment and materials in my stu dio, and I try to treat you as I would have you treat me. Is there any reason why you should not be my customer and a booster for me? The ever increasing gravity of the coal strike forces us to remind you that now isthe wisetimeto stock your coal. We are anxious and willing to serve you NOW, but later we may have to em- ploy that old sterotyped phrase "I told you so." Coal is cash. RUDD LUMBER GO. Princeton, Minnesota niiiiiii Minn.