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Some Statistics About the Kew Republic
of Which Uncle Sam is Godfather.
The commerce of Panama amounts
to about $3,000,000 per annum, its pop
ulation to about 300,000, and its area
to 31,571 square miles, or nearly equal
to that of the state of Indiana. These
figures are supplied by the department
of commerce and labor through its
bureau of statistics, and are the latest
available data on commerce, popula
tion and area. Those of commerce
are from the reports of the United
States consuls at Panama and Colon,
which have just been received, and not
yet published those of population are
based upon the latest official estimate,
which shows the population in 1881,
and was based upon the census of
1871: while the figures of area are
from accepted geographical authori
ties and are those of the area of the
"Department of Panama" of the Col
ombian republic. The principal ports
are Panama, on the Pacific coast,
and Colon, on the Alantic side, and
these ports are visited annually by
more than 1,000 -vessels, which land
over 1,000,000 tons of merchandise and
nearly 100,000 passangers, chieflj for
transfer over the Panama Railway,
fortv-seven miles length, connecting
the Pacific jaort of Panama with the
Atlantic port of Colon.
Colon, or Aspmwall, as it is some
times called, has a population of
about 3,000 persons. The city of Pan
ama has a population of about 25,000.
It was founded in 1519, burned in 1671,
and rebuilt 1673, while Colon is of
much more recent date, having been
founded 1855.
The population, which, as already
indicated, amounts in number to about
300,000, is composed of "various ele-
mentsSpanish, Indian, Negro, and
a limited number of persons from the
European countries and the United
States, especially those engaged in
commerce and transportation and the
operation of the Panama railwaj A
considerable number of the population
is composed of persons brought to the
Isthmus as laborers for the construc
tion of the canal, and of their descend
ants. Since the abolition pf slavery
in Jamaica a considerable number of
blacks and mulattoes have settled on
the Isthmus as small dealers and farm
ers, and in some villages on the At
lantic side they are said to be in the
majority, and as a result the English
language is much in use, especially on
the Atlantic side. Some of the native
population have retained their cus
toms, speech, and physical type, es
pecially those in the western part of
the province, and claim to be descend
ants of the natives found in that sec
tion by wthe Spaniards hen they dis
cos cred and conquered the country.
Of the commerce of Panama, the
United States supplies a larger share
than anj other country The impor
tations at the port of Colon during
the fiscal ear ended June 30, 1903, as
shown b\ the repoit ot the United
States consul, amounted to $952,684,
of which $61-4,179 was from the United
States, $119,068 from France, $118,322
from England, $76,368 from Germany.
The figures of the fiscal \ear 1903
show a considerable increase from
those ot 1902, in which the value of
the imports at Colon weie $776,345. Of
the $614,179 imports from the United
States at Colon in 1903, $200,744 was
dry goods, $189,333 provisions, $59,-
890 coal, $38,642 lumber. $32,900 kero
sene, $30,400 liquors, and $31,940 hard
ware. The value of the importations
from the United States in 1903 exceed
ed those of the 1902 bv about $160,000.
The exports to the United States from
Colon in 1903 amounted to $173,370,
of which $75,132 as bananas, $54,960
cocoanuts, $12,472 turtle shells, $9,400
norj nuts, $6,460 hides, and $5,924
Panama is connected with San Fran
cisco b\ a weeklj steamer schedule
operated bj the Pacific Mail Steam
boat eompanj and with Valparaiso
Trv a weekly steamer schedule operated
bj the Pacific Steam Navigation eom
panj and South American Steamboat
compam Two passenger and two
freight trains leave Panama dailv for
Colon and Colon dailv for Panama.
The time for passenger trains over the
forty-seven miles of railwaj is three
From Panama there is one cable line
north to American: ports, and one to
the south. The actual time consumed
in communicating with the United
States and receiving an answer is
stated by the consul to be usually
about four hours. There are also
cable lines from Colon to the United
States and Europe.
The money of the country is silver,
the rate of exchange having averaged
during the past vear about 150 pertatoes
Just an Everyday Sermon
A report comes from Grand Rapids
that at the general conference of the
"Wesleyan Methodist Church of Amer
ica, in ses^'on there, resolutions were
adopted s. Ing that the church was
opposed to labor unions because thev
were secret societies: that the church
is against the use of the boycott and
calling out of men by unions when
they are working on contract.
From the statement of the case it
appears th* th^ conference made the
same mi ^ny others, including
editoio, c. -ing, in condemning
foul* lfm4
unionism because of some of its mis
Yet the church doesn't do that in all
things. It wouldn't condemn apples
because some of them are rotten. It
doesn't condemn humanity because in
some men there appears to be more
evil than good.
Its mission, as we understand it, is
to save the good in manto develope
the good and get rid of the bad. It
wants to save man and help him to
get into heaven instead of condemn
ing him to hell.
Why not be as charitable to labor
Why not be for all the good there is
in unionism and against only the bad?
We believe in unionism. We look
upon it as one of the world's great
educational and uplifting influences.
We should like to see the preachers of
unionism working hand in hand with
the preachers of religion and all other
forces that are helping to raise man.
At the same time we believe in point
ing out the mistakes of the preachers
of labor unionism. That is a practi
cal demonstration of friendship. We
may love our friends and hate our
enemies, but we must sometimes admit
that the criticisms of our enemies help
us more to improve and correct our
faults than do the loving jollies of our
We like to be thought perfect, even
though we know we are not. And it
offends our vanity to be criticised.
But it helps us all the same. It
makes us try to become nearer perfect
so that our enemies won't have a
chance to point out mistakes.
Isn't that so?
Anyhow, isn't it a good thing to try
to save all the good there is in every
thing in the worldreligion, union
ism, fraternalism, politics, humanity
in all its relations?
Can't the church help some bj teach
ing its union member that he is still
his brother's keeper?
We are all human and that means
we make mistakes. But we are all
looking for sympathy and love now in
this century,]u&t as Jesus and Gentiles,
all, were looking for love and sympa
thy some 2,000 years ago, when vast
crowds hung on the words of love that
fell from the gentle lips of the Re
Perhaps if all men were convinced
that they would get sympathy and love
at church, all men would go to church.
Provided they were assured they would
get every-day-in-the-week sympathy
and love instead of just a big Sunday
dinner of it, with fasting all the re
mainder of the week.
Men want to hear the truth. They
love to listen to good talk. They stop
at street corners, where all men are on
terms of equality, to hear street
preachers. They don't want to be
abused. They don't want to hear
others abused. Thev will listen to
gentle and friendly criticism. We
know they listen to these homelj news
paper sermons, for we hear from them.
And we believe it is because they
are friendly and sympathetic talks to
the heart-not Republican sermons,
or Democratic, Jewish, Christian,
Union, Capital, Labor or Infidel ser
mons. But just human sermons to
help make men feel as friendly as
brothers to all other men.
Think it over. Be friendly. Be
sympathetic. Be kind and gentle.
St. Paul News.
Potatoes for Seed.
On account of leaf blight, which has
prevailed over a large portion of the
potato growing sections, and the con
sequent tendency to rot in the tubers,
we conclude that many fields of pota
toes were harvested earlier than usual.
Seed potatoes, like seed corn, should
be erv carefully saved when the crop
is harv ested. Bv careful, intelligent
selection the farmer improves his corn
with each succeeding crop, while his
potatoes "'run out," as he says, in a
few vears.
Seed potatoes should be uniform in
size, not too large or too small, but
an ideal for family use and the mar
kets A quantity sufficient for the.
farm can be selected and stored where
they will remain entirely dormant un
til they are planted. Such a condition
can be best maintained in a pit on
some protected slope that fronts to the
north or east and is well drained. A
few alternate layers of straw or earth
will make the pit proof against frost
and heat. When a small boy and com
plelled to sprout potatoes, I was dis
gusted with their persistency in grow
ing, but have since learned that each
effort greatly reduced their value for
seed purposes, on account of wasted
substance and loss of latent vigor.
The farmer cannot afford to plant po
that are too small to sell or use.
We know this custom prevails, espec
ially when and where marketable stock
is high.Northwestern Agriculturist.
Cause of It.
"T haven't quite determined," said
the Charles street father, "whether-to/
have my daughter's voice cultivated
here or abroad. What would you sug-
"Oh!" said the obliging neighbor,
"abroad, by all means"and that's
where it all started.Baltimore News.
For SaleTwo good work horses.
Also good safe driver. Your choice
of six, very cheap. Inquire at post
office at Long's Siding 44tf.
i'i* $ &.&i*At*: 1 ^'f&gS e,
Church Topics &&
Sunday and Weekday
Announcements. METHODIST.
Rev. Gratz began a series of even
ing services last Tuesday night. Evan
gelist T. S. Thompson closed /his ser
vices Monday night when he delivered
a very interesting address on the his
tory of the Bible. On Tuesday night
Rev. Gratz preached on "The Tragedy
of an Ancient Gallows." Last night
his topic was "Ghosts." To-night he
will preach on "The Confession of
Seven Great Sinners," and on Friday
night his topic will be "The Empty
Seat at the King's Table." His
topics for Sunday will be as follows:
Morning, "Pergamus, the Steadfast
Church evening, "Modem Ex
Rev. H. Knauff will preach at the
old M. E. church in Princeton next
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock on
"The Philosophy of Salvation by
Next Sunday is the world's temper
ance Sunday. Rev. Steenson will
preach in the morning on "The Be
ginning" and in the evening on "The
Next Sunday Rev. Gronberg will
preach morning and evening at Ron
neby. There will be Sunday school
at the Berry school at 10:30 a. m.
The confirmation class will meet next
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
home of Rev. Gronberg.
A Mild Winter.
A French Canadian of St. Paul who
has lived in Minnesota a good many
years, says the winter will be a warm
one. The first vear he wintered in
Minnesota was 1837, which was a very
mild winter. He asked an old Indian
chief the reason and the chief said:
"High water in the fall in the rivers,"
The chief then told the Frenchman that
records of his people showed that
whenever there was high water in the
fall, such as we have had this year,
the Indian summer extended until
nearly Christmas and the winter was
always ligM. "Since that time,"
says the Frenchman I have watched
the weather each year and the tradi
tion seems to- prove true. Every year
that I have been here, when the river
has reached s-ach a height as it did
this year, we have had a fine autumn
with mild weather continuing well into
December. I tliink the tradition will
prove true again this year, for all
signs point in that direction."
A Cereal Cure for Djspepsia.
It is agreed among- the researchers
that none of th cereal foods*, BO mat
ter how prepared,, is a medicine that
is, that none of them can cure disease,
however valuable thev ma be as
foods. No doubt this dictum is true
but a friend says that one exception
must be made: Corn meal of the yel
low variety is declared to be a sover
eign cure for dyspepsia. A heaping
tablespoonful is taken, raw, ju&t be
fore meal time. It dissipates- ail such
dyspeptic conditions as sour stomach,
heartburn and the like.
Apparently the use is analogous to
the "sand cure'"'" for dyspepsia,
though simpler and, of eourse, with
out the possibility of doing- harm.
We know of a dozen people vrbo claim
to have been cuared of dyspepsia by
raw corn meall It. is worth trying,
anyhow.American Miller.
Weather Affects Cigars.
The majority &f smokers seem to be
of the extraordinary recep-
tiveness of eigars to the weather.
During wet weather it is almost im
possible to keep cigars dry, and they
do not burn evenly or well and the
flavor become* strong and often dis
agreeable. It pays to know that golden
gram belt ber never changes it's al
ways delicious and invigorating. A
great many ladies can drink golden
grain belt beer who do not like other
beers, and any doctor will tell you it's
a splendid! tonie. Use it regularly to
get the vmtst benefit. Order of your
nearest dealer or be supplied by Henry
Veidt, Princeton.
A Wife Beater.
A. G. Smith of Baldwin, a farmer,
was brought before Justice Davis last
Friday, at the instance of Mrs. Smith,
on the charge of pounding and other
wise abusing her. He was found
guilty and fined $25 and costs, a total
of $40. This he raised and was given
his liberty. In extenuation of his exe
crable conduct Mr. Smith plead back
whiskey, which he claimed must have
been drugged. But his offense is an
old one, and Mrs. Smith decided to
take her children and go to the home
of her father near Anoka.Elk River
Like the Good Injun.
"My dear Mr. Lacy," wrote a resi
dent of Iowa to Representative Lacy
of that state, I wish you would send
me some of the bound copies of eulo
gies of dead members of congress.
There's nothing I like to read so much
as obituaries of congressmen."Sat
urday Evening Post.
STRAYEDThree yearlings and one
black and white heifer with calf. Re
turn same to E. Mark Live Stock Co.
and receive reward.
9 A. M. TO12 M.
2 P. M. TO 5 P. M.
Office in Caley's Building over
Anderson's store,
Princeton, Minn.
I Ladies' Children's
and Men's Under
wear and Fleece
I Lined Goods. Our
are winners. Very
I warm and comfort
|JobI Berg.!
i Princeton, Minn.
Billiard and
Pool Parlor.
Jijst opened in building formerly occu
pied by Nachbar restaurant You are
invited to call and see us
All kinds of soft drinks
and Cigars and Tobaccos
always on hand
All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly
and promptly done. I make a
specialty of
First street PRINGETOI.
Say Mister! I
You'll Have to Hurry 1
E And get that building completed before winter. Our stock 3
of Lumber, Storm Sash, Sash and Doors, Paper, etc., is 3
complete and our prices are right. Call and see us. We
solicit your patronage. Estimates cheerfully furnished. 2
R. C. WOLFORTH, flanager. 3
$13 Jo m Men's Suits and A A
Overcoats reduced to p I 4 0
15 to $7 Boys Suits and Overcoats in
hearyweights, A A A
reduced to a 9 O
12 and 15 Lames Jackets and Long
reduced to $8i00
$6and$8 Girls' Long Coats A A O
reduced to 4 O
SOMjent Ladies' and Children Fleece
lined Underwear AP.
reduced to fc5)C
$1 Men's Fleece-lined Under
wear reduced to
5fr-cent Men Fleece-lined Un- AA.
derwear reduced to j{)C
Look at These Bargains!
17 Jewel American watch in silverine AiA A A S
case, regular price $18. fill W
Price cut to UlfaiUU
17 Jewel American watch in 20 year Jfcjsn im
~-R5ar.^... SI5.00 $
15 Jewel American watch in silverine AlA A A
15 Jewel American watch in 20 year AiA A A AR
fined -jh^P-jr price $|2.0(j
11 Jewel American watc in silver case, tffctf* 0%* $$-
$10.0 0
11 Jewel American watch i 20 MJA A A 54*
7 Jewel American watch in silver case, tffcl" f*#fe *k\
regular price $7.00. fill W
Price cutto tiPVlUU /nj
American watch in 20 year A A A A
filled case, regular price $10. ItH Bill 5S"
Price cutto. iDOllfU
These prices will hold good for THIRTY DAYS ONLY.
Allduplicated these watches are new from the factoryy and cannot %h
at these low prices after Thirt Days. ft
"ce yourselves.
1 will also given special prices on hollow and flat Silverware
yftj such as tea sets, cake dishes, water sets, knives and forks, spoons ft
kinds, and in fact everything in my store at a reduced price. jjfe
v^i-j.^r *^i. ^.i,
Mark's Great Bargain Store
Adjoining E. Mark Live Stock Co.
Princeton, Minn.
Astounding Values
Business is booming at our store We are cutting and slashing prices the
Jike of which is an unknown factor in the annals of merchandising We
realize we have entirely too many goods on hand We bad too many oppor
tunities this season of buying goods from hard-up manufactmers and job-
bers at much undervalue and in consequences are overloaded This is
rather a peculiar season We are somewhat uneasy, and we ha^e decided
to sacrihce all our stock at positively
Less Than Actual Cost Price.
AH ouir S3 Men's Pants re
duced to
85 Ladies Fur Boas
reduced to
K0 Wen's all-wool ribbed Un
derwear reduced to.
13 and: $4 Men & and Ladies
Shoes reduced to
SI Sweaters, extra heavy
reduced to
SI Men's Caps
reduced to
All our Overshoes, Rubbers, Fur Coats and Dress
Goods offered at prices which have never been heard
of before.
Sewing Machine
and pay a good big price, don't call on the
Singer man for is
sellin$2.50, figure$3.00,
at a low
A All the way up to $05.00.
C. E. BECKER, Princeton, Minn. I
Livery Feed Stable
Single and double rigs furnished with
or without driver at all hours.
i Special attention paid to Commercial Travelers.
5 Mark's Riverside Barn, Princeton, flinn.
4 4
4 4 4 4
4 4
50 -cent Boys and Men's Caps Er
refltieed to 10*-
4 4
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