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LAND OF MIRAGES
Death Valley and Its Treacherous
Lures of Beauty.
WORK OF A GOOD SAMARITAN.
Beck, the Prospector, Who Has Made
the Desert Bloom With Guideposts
Pointing the Way to Water and
Saved Many Men From Death.
In the American Magazine is an arti
cle about Lew Westcott Beck, who is
known as the "good Samaritan of
Death valley." He and his dog, Ru
fus, have saved many prospectors from
a horrible death by making the desert
blossom with guideposts showing the
way to water. The following is an ex
tract trom the article:
"Time was when Beck was a plain
prospector in the Cripple Creek coun
try He was in on the diggings at
Leadville. and he panned around in
Montana awhile Likewise he rushed
into the Big Horn at the time of the
mineial stnke there, but he never
struck a lead that made him rich.
"E\ entually he drifted down through
Nevada and into Death valley, chasing
rainbows Wild rumois about 'Death
Valley' Scotty's big And in that section
electrified the country, and scores of
prospectors rushed into the desert, ex
pecting to make their fortune in a few
dajs Beck was 'among those pres
"There were several Beck's party
They hiked many miles through the
mirage land, finding nothing worth
while and worrying constantly lest
they exhaust their supply of water.
For two days they sought water holes,
and when out of water they went for
houis with tongues swollen and lips
parched from want of moisture. Then
when death seemed inevitable they
suddenly discovered a tiny stream
trickling out of a canyon at the base
of the Panamint mountains.
"When Beck returned to civilization
he was a changed man He had seen
sands that were strewn with skulls,
and that sight had put a big idea into
"Came spring, and Beck made an
other trip through Death valley At
his side was a Newfoundland dog
The prospector carried a bundle of tin
strips They were signboards to guide
the wanderers' steps aright
"Each summer since then the pros
pector and his dog have made a jour
ney to the land of the purple mist, pil
ing up rocks and attaching signs to
them, searching for lost travelers and
incidentally keeping a lookout for a
piece of precious metal. Once or twiee
Rufus has led his master to prospectors
who, after long suffering from thirst,
had fallen upon the burning sands to
"In signboardlng the desert Beck has
saved a number of thirst mad rain
bow chasers and has also in remote
districts stumbled upon the bleaching
bones of dead men who may have
found fortunes in the silver sulphuret
district, but who did not live to tell
the world about it At one time he as
sisted at the burial of four men who
died of thirst within two miles of a
"The country that Beck traverses is
the most arid section of the American
continenta dreary stretch of hun
dreds of miles of desert dotted here
and there with foothills, buttes. dry
creek beds, chapairal, prickly pear and
sagebrush Springs are miles upon
miles apart Most of them are bitterly
alkali, and some are poison
"On an ordinary summer afternoon
the theimometer luns up to about 134
degrees in the shade out in Death val
ley, and the most unpleasant thing
about it is that theie is a dearth of
shade When man ventures out upon
this trackless expanse the shimmering
heat dazes him the scarcity of water
crazes him, and the miragetreacher
ous. lying thing of beauty that it is
looms evei before him. flashing upon
the cam as of his mind's eye a verdant
valley, gorgeously green with growing
things, fresh with flowers, wet with
water and waiting to welcome him
"He can see grassy hill slopes just
ahead, and the mnrored lake appears
to lie just beyond some beckoning
meadow He follows on and on and
afterward drains the last drop from
his canteen Then his throat becomes
parched, his tongue cleaves to the roof
of his mouth, and strange things pass
before his eyes The buzzards begin
to soar over him. and the coyotes sit
upon their hunkers and watch him
chase rainbows until he pitches for
ward upon his face and closes his eyes
upon a world that is too mysterious
and merciless for him to linger in
Song of a Little River.
There's no music like a little river's.
It plays the same tune (and that's the
favorite) over and over again, and yet
it does not weary of It like men fid
dlers. It takes the mind out of doors,
and, though we should be grateful for
good houses, there is, after all, no
house like God's out of doors. And,
lastly, sir. it quiets a man down like
saying his prayers.Robert Louis Ste
HeBe mine and you will make me
the happiest man in the world. She
I'm very sorry, but unfortunately I
want to be happy myself.Boston
is swift In its march.
15he Farm Fireside.
Gleanings by Onr Country
Joseph E. Cohoe, our popular
mail carrier on Route 2, has bought
a half interest in the livery business
with E. H. Foley. Joe is a good
worker and we wish him success.
He will still retain his position as
mail carrier. The new firm starts
out with good prospects, having two
popular men at its head. They have
the good wishes of allmay pros
perity attend them.
Mr. and Mrs. Sprague Brown have
moved into the rooms vacated by
Geo. Mankins in the Larsen build
Mr. and Mrs. John Cohoe's fiftieth
wedding anniveisary occurred last
Saturday. A few of their friends
met with them to celebrate the
Mrs. J. A. Smith and Mrs. Jack
Larsen of Princeton were in town on
Miss Edna Barrett came in from
Elk River on Sunday night and re
turned by train on Monday.
Father Willenbrink of Princeton
was in town Tuesday.
All the ladies who are interested
in organizing and joining a Dorcas
society (mainly for sociability) are
invited to meet at the home of Mrs.
Hurtt next Tuesday afternoon at 2
Miss Prescott went to Princeton
on Friday evening and returned
Miss Walker went home on Friday
night and returned Sunday evening.
M. K. Iliff and family of Elk
River were in town on Sunday.
Eugene Mickelson, Oscar Swanson
and Roy Neumann autoed to Prince
ton on Sunday evening.
Mr. Mierke has sold his farm and
intends to live in town. He says he
is getting too old to farm.
Jens Sorensen of Becker, I. F.
Walker and Ed Foley motored to
Cambridge on Tuesday.
George Smyth went to Minneapolis
Monday on business.
Mrs. L. H. Buettner was a pas
senger on the train Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Pratt received
a telegram on Monday from La
crosse, Wis., saying that their son,
James, engineer on the Burlington,
was seriously injured in a wreck,
and they motored to Elk River to
catch a train for Minneapolis.
Mrs. M. B. Jennison, who is stay
ing with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph
Cohoe, is ill. Dr. Cooney was called
on Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Wm. Swanson and daughter
went to Ogilvie on Monday night
and returned Tuesday morning.
Nervous and Sick Headaches.
Torpid liver, constipated bowels
and disordered stomach are the
causes of these headache. Take Dr.
King's New Life Pills, you will be
surprised how quickly you will get
relief. They stimulate the different
organs to do their work properly. No
better regulator for liver and bowels.
Take 25o and invest in a box to-day.
At all druggists or by mail. H. E.
Bucklen & Co. Philadelphia and St.
The Modern Woodmen gave a party
at the hall on Hallowe'en. The
evening was spent in playing cards
and dancing. Lunch was served at
midnight and all went home feeling
they had had a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Thompson and
son, Raymond, left on Monday morn
ing for Florida. J. O. McKenzie
took them to Princeton.
Mrs. H. J. Lowell has been on the
sick list the past few days but is
better at this writing.
There was no school in district 11
Henry Luker and family have
moved onto M. A. Thompson's place.
Miss Gladys Foote is working for
Mrs. Fenimore Howard.
We are very sorry to hear of S.
Babb's accident, which occurred last
Saturday, and hope that he may re
The report has reached here that
Will Barton is dead. Mr. Barton
lived at Spencer Brook a long time
and was well known in the com
Sidney Schmidt made a business
trip to Anoka on Saturday and re
turned the same day.
Miss Elizabeth Heitman is work
ing for Mrs. G. Pike.
Misses Olive Schmidt and Clara
Rosin spent Sunday with Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Gerth visited
at A Kuhfield's on Sunday.
Lessie Bockoven is still digging
Callers at Wm. Schmidt's on Sun
day were Mr. and Mrs. W. Gerth
and family and Mrs. Rosin.
Mrs. G. Pike on Sunday called on
Mrs. Aug. Gebert, who has been ill
for the past two weeks.
Misses Delia and Elizabeth Heit
man and Mrs* G. Manke 'attended
church in Princeton on Sunday even
Mr. and Mrs. R. Manke enter
tained Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Weeks,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Manke, Otto
Manke, Bertha Neumann, Mabel
Weeks and Marie Falk at dinner on
Sunday. They called at H. Heit
man's in the afternoon when piano
playing and singing were the amuse
Walter Heitman spent Sunday
with his brother, Henry.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Falk spent
Sunday at the Gens home.
Chas. Groff is building a chimney
in John South's house.
John South and wife Sundayed
with Glen Leonard and family.
Walter Dilley is working for Louis
Solberg on his road job.
Tom Tellefson had his appendix
removed last week and is getting
O. F. Bragg gave a dancing party
to his friends last Saturday evening
in his new barn. A nice crowd was
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hanson are
happy parents of a new girl.
The parties who purchased the old
Morford place in Blue Hill from Ole
Fall have arrived and will take pos
session in a few days.
Matt Johnson and wife called at
M. Kaliher's on Sunday afternoon.
Alex Belair has moved to his new
home in Blue Hill.
An eight-foot driveway has been
planked over the St. Francis river
bridge in north Blue Hill and it is
now in splendid condition for haul
Jim Johnson, the electrician, of
Princeton spent a couple of days last
week hunting in Blue Hill.
Herman Rottier has returned to
Blue Hill after spending a couple of
weeks in the northern part of the
DISTRICT NO. 50.
Thomas Post has commenced the
erection of a new barn for Mr. Usher
west of the brick school house.
The cold snap caught quite a lot
of potatoes undug in this locality.
The clay hauling on the extension
of the state road is progressing
slowly and will be completed in
about two weeks if the weather is
Grain and bean threshing is all
done in this vicinity but there is
some clover hulling and corn shred
ding to be done yet.
Myrtle Norberg visited in Prince
ton on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Glade and Mr. and
Mrs. Nyberg of Princeton were
visitors at the Norberg home last
Mrs. Anderson was a caller at the
Johnson home on Sunday.
We were very much shocked when
we heard of the sad accident which
happened in the Evens hardware
store on Saturday. We saw Mr.
Babb about twenty minutes before
James Franklin was a caller at the
Campbell home on Friday.
Earl Post has filled his contract
with George Townsend and returned
Mrs. Arthur Crook amde a business
trip to Odegard's on Saturday.
Miss Emma Johnson of Santiago
spent the week with her sister, Mrs.
H. W. Magnus.
Those who were entertained at the
Hubbard home on Sunday were Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Hughes and family,
Miss Augusta Larson, Leslie M.
Crook, Art Halvorson, John Dalen
and George Hanson. The day was
spent in music and card playing.
Miss Pussy Hubbard returned
home on Sunday from a prolonged
stay at the H. L. Bemis residence in
Dogtown. There are now some
happy faces in Klondike.
Miss Martha Ford arrived home
from Minneapolis on Saturday for a
visit. Do we hear wedding bells,
There will be an oyster supper and
auction on Saturday evening at Gust
Carlson's. I will be given by the
Ladies' Aid society.
Lloyd Buckingham has returned
home from Montana, where he was
Will Sandberg is husking corn for
Mr. Schrimer this week. He in
tends going to the woods soon.
Beulah Brown has returned from
Duluth and is at Mrs. W. Leathers'.
School has started again, the po
tato vacation being over.
Miss Brown has resumed her teach
ing here after spending a few weeks
at her home in Shakopee.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Smith on October 15, a girl.
Orin Hamilton bought a horse
from Nelson King Saturday.
Mrs. Nelson King and children
visited Mrs. Eugene Cartwright over
Eugene Cartwright went to Min
neapolis on a business trip Saturday.
Mrs. Will Leathers did some shop
ping in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Leathers and
The Man Who Makes Good
We positively give more valuable illustrated Informa
tion relative to Hides and Furs than any other house
in the world We py Htgheml Cualt- Prices
for BIDES, JFUKS, PELTS, Etc., and
make prompt returns for each shipment. We sell
Trapper's Supplies very cheap Write for Circular,
Shipping Tags, Illustrated Trap-Book, Catalogue,etc
its Free. NORTHWESTERN HIDE & FUR CO..
Established 1890 Minneapolis, Minn.
Miss Brown made a business trip
to St. Cloud last week.
Mrs. Will Leathers and Miss
Maude Brown spent Sunday after
noon at Orin Hamilton's.
Miss Hildegarde Holman is going
to Minneapolis on Wednesday to
Mrs. Charles Raiche spent Friday
afternoon at Dave Raiche's.
The Ladies' Altar society of the
St. Francis Catholic church met at
Mrs. Frank Rehaume's last Thurs
day and a large number was present.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guimont and
Mrs. Joseph Champeau and daugh
ter, Viola, have returned home after
visiting relatives and friends here.
The Ladies' Aid society met with
Mrs. W. D. Bartlett last Saturday.
Wm. Generous left last Saturday
for Onamia, where he intends to
run a blacksmith shop this winter.
Dr. Roadman and iamily of
Onamia were Vineland visitors on
A baby girl arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Britton on
An auction will be held on the
farm of Lee Jones, Baldwin, one and
a half miles south and one and a half
miles east of Princeton on Spencer
Brook road, on Tuesday, November
11, beginning at 1 p. m., when 10
head of cattle and other livestock,
farm machinery, separator, steel
range, two heaters, 25 tons of hay
will be offered for sale.
Lee Jones, Owner.
T. J. Kaliher, Acutioneer.
G. A. Eaton, Clerk. 46-ltp
A public auction will be held on
the farm of White Bros., in Baldwin
township, on Wednesday, November
12, beginning at 1 p. m., when one
cow and calf, three colts, one horse
6 years old, one team of horses
weighing 2,800 pounds, harness, farm
machinery, household furniture,
etc., will be offered for sale.
Wm. E. White, Owner.
T. J. Kaliher, Auctioneer.
G. A. Eaton, Clerk. 46-1 tc
An auction will be held on the
farm of Albert Westman, one-half
mile south of Princeton, on Elk
River road, on Saturday, November
15, commencing at 10 a. m., when
five horses, one colt, seven good
milk cows, three calve&, two pigs,
50 chickens, lot of farm machinery,
wagons, buggies, bobsleds, harness,
250 bushels of corn, 300 bushels oats,
cream separator, household goods,
stoves, organ and numerous other
articles will be offered for sale.
See posters for details.
Albert Westman, Owner.
T. J. Kaliher, Auctioneer.
G. A. Eaton, Clerk. 46-2tc
List of letters remaining un
claimed at the postofflce, Princeton,
on November 3, 1913: Mr. Oscar
Smith, Mr. Gustav Kneckl., Mr. H.
L. O'Rouke, J. S. Deins. Mr. J. S.
Sikkink. Please call for advertised
M. M. Briggs, Acting P. M.
Our Mighty Sale Ends Saturday, Nov. 8th
misses' coats and furs, boys' and men's overcoats and suits, blankets, underwear,
rubbers of the best brands, shoes to fit large and small, sweaters, caps and
thousands of other articles too numerous to mention here.
Mark's Great Bargain Store
We want all skin sufferers who have
suffered for many years the tortures of
disease and who have sought medical aid
in vain, to read this.
We, as old established druggists of
this community, wish to recommend to
you a product that has given many re
lief and may mean the end of your
agony. The product is a mild, simple
wash, not a patent medicine concocted of
various worthless drugs, but a scientific
compound made of well known antiseptic
ingredients It is made in the D.D.D.
laboratories of Chicago and is called the
D.D.D. Prescription for Eczema.
This is a doctor's special prescription
one that has effected many wonderful
with thousands of customers satisfied with our
low prices and fine goods. It is hard to believe,
but it is the gospel truth, that we have sold near
ly $10,000 worth of goods for cash in our 20-day
sale, and it is more than we expected. To show
you our appreciation over $20,000 worth of goods
which were marked down for the sale, will be
left at the sale price until every article is sold.
This will offer a great opportunity for those who
were not able to attend our sale. Remember, all
our goods are fresh from the needle, up-to-date
fall and winter goods at a saving of from 25 to 50
cents on each dollar's purchase. So don't miss
this great chance if you are in need of ladies' and
We Are Headquarters For
Flour, Bran, Shorts, Mid-
dUngs, Oil meal
at Wholesale Prices in Large or Small Lots
t^AW Goods Delivered Free in Princeton^
Princeton Roller Mill Co.
(Successor to Q. H. Qottwerth)
Prime Meats of Every Variety,
Poultry, Fish, Etc.
Highest market prices paid for Cattle and Hogs.
Job Printing and Job Printing
Nothing Looks Worse Than
Botched Job Printing.
It is a drawback to the business of a merchant or anyone else who uses
it. Botched Job Printing suggests loose methods. Then why not use
the kind printed by the Union? It costs you no more and gives the
public a good impression of your business. The Princeton Union is
prepared to execute every description of
Commercial and Fancy Printing
at short notice and nominal prices. If you are in need of letterheads,
noteheads, billheads, statements, cards, posters, programs, wedding
invitations or any other work in the printing line, an order for the
same placed with the Union will insure its being produced in an at-
tractive and un-to-date style.
Sfce PRINCETON UNION
The effect of D. D. D. is to soothe In
stantly, as soon as applied then it pene
trates the pores, destroys and throws
off all disease germs and leaves the
skin clean and healthy.
We are so confident of the marvelous
power of D. D. D. that we have taken
advantage of the manufacturers guar
antee, to offer you a full-size bottle on
trial. You are to judge the merits of
the remedy in your own particular case.
If it doesn't help you, it costs you
D. D. D. Soap is made of the same
healing Ingredients. Ask us about it*
C. A. Jack, Druggist,.
kinds of Job Printingthat which is neat and
artisti an that which possesses neither of these qualities. The
Princeton Union makes it a point to turn out none but the former
kind, and the Union finds this easy because it has the type, machinery
and skilled labor with which to accomplish it.