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James White, a Pioneer of Baldwin,
Dies After a Long Illness of
Brights' Disease.
Was First Man to Make Lithograph-
ing Inks in United States-
Learned Trade in London.
James Walter White, one of the pio
neers ot the town ot Baldwin, died at
ais home at seven o'clock last Friday
alternoon after a long illness of
Brights' disease. There was with him
du the time of his death his wife and
two sons, William and Matthew, and
one daughter, Mrs. Geo. Calcut of
Butte. The funeral was held at the
'atholic church in Princeton on Mon
uay forenoon and the interment was
in Oak Knoll cemetery.
Uncle Jimmie" as he was called
by his old associates and neighbors,
was a jolly son of the Emerald Isle.
He was boim in Tipperary in they ear
1827 and when a young man learned
the lithographer's trade in the city of
London. He was married when he
was twenty-four years of age to Miss
Mary Burke of London. For some
time'he worked at his trade in London
and his employer took a great deal of
interest in him and Mr. White rapidly
acquired the secrets of mixing and
preparing lithograph inks. Six ears
dfter he as married he emigrated to
America and located in the city of
*Xew York where he found employment
dt his trade. In those days litho
graphers were obliged to import all
their inks from France and Germany
and the art of making lithograph inks
A as unknown in this country. Mr.
White was able to make many of the
inks for the firm he worked for and
was the first man in this country to
ever make inks lor this class of work.
He made the first machine for grind
ing inks but never took out a patent
on it. One of the secrets he brought
ith him to this country was that of
making a black ink in which he placed
a preparation that neutralized a ery
disagreeable and unhealthy odor in
the ink and he was offered $500 for the
secret, but told his employer that un
less he offered him a thousand dollars
lot- the -secret he- would never divulge
it, and it is said that he never did.
Mr. White first worked for a man by
the name of Pecket. one of the early
lithographers of New York. He af
terwards worked for Wade, the well
known ink manufacturer and later
formed a partnership with Thomas
and John Levens the manufacture
ot printing inks. The partnership
continued for seven years and termin
ated on the death of one of the part
ners. Mr. White then went to work
tor Mathers & Sons, well known ot
late years to the ink trade of the en
tire country. The} paid White $2,000
tor seven weeks instruction in the art
ot making inks. He remained with
Mathers four years.
He came west in 1862 and located in
Dakota county, Minn, where he had a
brother with whom he was interested
a farm. He lived there twelve
years and then moved to Baldwin and
took up a homestead, Jerry Haley,
well known to many of the old settlers,
locating him on the land.
In 1891 Mr. White formed a part
nership with J. E. Hallett of North St.
Paul for the manufacture of printing
and lithographing inks, and Mr.
White, who still preserved absolute
secrecy in the'^aking of his inks,
turned out some very superior brands
of ijuks, and Mr. Driscoll. who for
many years was manager of the Pio
neer Press, stated that the inks were
the best he had ever used. The part
nershiplasted seven years. He al
\vay kept with him in his possession
the old stone mixing roller he used in
making inks when he first went to
ork in New York city.
Mr. White is survived by his wife
and six children, three sons and three
daughters. Six children that were
born to them are dead. The children
li\ing are William E., who resides on
a farm in Baldwin, Matthew who
lives on the old farm, Thomas J., of
Butte, Montana, Mrs. Geo. Calcut of
the same city, Mrs. Mark Manlove of
East Helena, and Mrs. Robert Wilcox
of Augusta, Montana. Mrs. Manlove
and Mrs. Wilcox arrived from Mon
tana in time to attend the funeral.
New School for District 3.
There was a special meeting in
school district No. 3 north of town
last Saturday night which was called
on the petition of Emil Jopp, Gottlieb
Hoeft, John Dalchow, Gus Gatz, Au
gust Schwanles and others to vote
bonds of $500 for the construction of a
third school house in that district
which has been growing very rapidly
the past few years until now in the
northern part of the district there is a
great demand for another school to
accommodate the children of the farm
ers living in that section. The meet
ing was held in the north school house
and it was practically the unanimous
wish of the people of the district that
another school, should be provided.
The bonds were voted and an appli
cation has already been made to the
State for the loan to construct the
school house which will be built on
section twenty-six in the town of
Bogus Brook. The meeting also
A oted to secure a suitable place for
use as a school until the new building
can be completed, and there is some
talk of fixing up the August Kuhrke
house for use temporary use and a
tour-months' term of school ill begin
just as soon as quarters can be pro
Chairs and Stations in Civic Orders I llled
for the Coming \ea
The Princeton lodges have been oil
ing up the machinery for the coming
ear, and elective and appointive
officers ha\e been installed for the
present year. On Wednesday night
the Rebekahs installed the officers as
follows- N G., Mrs. N Jaax: V.
G., Mrs J. C. Herdliska: chaplain.
Mrs. Andrew Br} son: recording sec
retary, J. C. Herdliska: financial sec
retary, Miss Bertha Woodcock, treas
urer, Mrs. W. G. Fredrick: conductor,
Mrs. Clay YanAlstem: warden, Mrs.
Newton inside guard, Mrs.
Wrestling Match.
Chas. Moth, the Greaco-Roman
champion, of Minneapolis, and Will
Lincl of St. Paul, gave a wrestling
match at the opera house last night,
which was witnessed by about a hun
dred persons. There were three bouts
in two of which Moth played with
Lind (like
kT 017TTT 1?"D PAATT? great demand for another school to TTHIT^TD PT A TM O ITATTV when the mniiM rphimp/i tn t.i,om -4..*-^^^^^^^
Filings and Proofs Made by Many
Princeton People on Oregon
Timber Claims Illegal.
An Oregon Land Office Registrar Is
Responsible for a Tangled
Condition of Affairs.
Those from Princeton and other
points in this part of the country are
beginning to think that Uncle Sam in
his dealings with those who have
taken advantage of the stone and tim
ber act and secured land in Oregon, is
not doing business on the square.
The members of the Woodcock and
Oakes party who went to Oregon last
month and made final proof at Prine
ville have any thing but complimentary
words to say regarding the treatment
thej have received at the hands of the
United States officials. In this party
were fourteen persons who made filings
at Bend, Oregon, in December, 1902,
for stone and timber claims. They
were unfortunate in that they made
filings before a commissioner who was
acting without authority, and to make
their filings valid they had to take the
matter up with the land commis
sioner at Washington who made alid
their filings by having the parties
out proper affidavits, etc., and
this defect yi the filing was made sat
isfactory to the government authori
ties. Matters dragged along for some
time and finally tho members of the*
part} were ordered to make final proof
at Prineville last month, but to make
doubly sure that there would be no
further trouble Ernest Sellhorn, who
was one of the party, wrote the regis
ter of the land office at Prineville and
asked if it would be the proper thing
for them to make fianl proof at that
place, which is not situated in the
Lakeview land district in which the
land they had filed on was located.
Mr. Sellorn stated that all interested
in making final proofs desired to have
full instructions in the matter and that
if any questions as to irregularity of
making the proofs were to arise thev
would piefer to have the notices of
final proof readvertised and place set
in land district where land was lo
cated*. The *registe*r &t Prineville', J.
N. Watson, wrote Mr. Sellhorn that
since publication of final proofs was
running and all proceedings relating
thereto were pending prior to an or
der from the general land office that
proofs should be made in the district
where the land was located, he wras
met Mark: outside guard, Oscar
Stark: R. S. N. G., Mrs. A. C. Smith
L. S. N. G., Mrs. A. W. Woodcock
II. S. V. G., Mrs. A. M. Smith: L. S.
V. G., Mrs. O. King.
On Thursday evening the Maccabees
installed the following officers: Com
mander, J. C. Herdliska lieutenant
commander, L. N. Grow: sergeant,
Ira Stanley: record and finance
keeper, N. M. Nelson chaplain, Oscar
Stark: master at arms, Henry Peter
son: first master of guards, Leslie
Byers: second master of guards, Wil
liam Heitman: sentinel, Herbert An
derson: picket, Wm. Firth.
The Odd Fellows inducted into office
their newly elected and appointed offi
cers last Friday evening, District
Grand Master VanAlstein having
charge of the work of installation. The
following were the officers installed:
N. G., M. J. Jaax P. G., L. S.
Brigg s:-V. G,, E. E.Whitney record
ing secretary., W. G. Fredrick: finan
cial secretary. J. C. Herdliska treas
urer, II. D. Byers R. S. N. G., O.
King: S. N. G.. A. M. Davis: R.
S. V. G.. G. A. Eaton: L. S. V. G.,
P. Hedin: warden, Oscar Stark: con
ductor, Joseph Craig: R. S. S., Hugh
Brown: L. S. S., M. L. Wheeler: out
side guard, Frank Davis: inside
guard, Wm. Whitney. After the in
stallation work in the first, second and
third degrees was taken up, four can
didates being given the third degree.
The Workmen, or A. O. U. W., in
stalled the following officers last Sat
urday night at their lodge rooms: P.
M. W., L. S. Briggs M. W..
Hiland: foreman, Wm. E. Young
financier, G. A. Eaton: receiver, R. H.
Owen recorder, R. D. Byers. Deputy
Grand Master Clemans installed the
officers and after the work of installa
tion the Junior and Senior Master
Workmen degrees were conferred on
a class of seven. Short addresses
were made by Deputy Grand Master
Clemans, J. J. Skahen and others.
On Monday night the K.P's installed
officers as follows: C. J. L. Lar
son: V. Frank Peterson: prelat,
C. A. Dickey master of work, C. W.
VanWormer: master of exchequer,
Oscar Peterson: master of finance,
Chas. Pearson keeper of rocords and
seal, John A. Grahek: inside guard,
Peter Roadstrom outside guard, E.
K. Evens. The master at arms was
not installed.
The Modern Woodmen have installed
the following officers for the ensuing
year: Consul, Fred Reem: adviser,
G. A. Young: clerk, Chas. Oakes
banker, J. E. Swain: watchman, Wm.
H. Oakes sentry, Frank Morse.
a cat would play with a
mouse, as the latter was no match for
the Minneapolis man.
Death of an Old Miller.
M. Laner died Saturday afternoon
of paralysis at his home in Elk Rivei1.
He was one of the oldest millers in the
State. He came here from Northfield.
The funeral was held under the aus
pices of the Odd Fellows.
Bring your dressed veal, and all of
your good butter and eggs to the
Long's Mercantile Co. We pay the
highest market price.
the opinion that they could make
proof before him at Prineville, and
they did so.
A few days ago Mr. Chase and the
balance of the party that proved up at
Prineville received a letter from the
register at that place stating that ow
ing to the fact that their filings had
made at a point outside of the
lan district in which their land is
located and also because of the fact
that their proofs were made at a point
outside of the land district their
proofs could not be accepted and fil
ings and all papers relating to the en
tries would have to be rejected. The
money paid to the government for the
land was returned to all parties who
had filed at Bend and proved up at
Prineville whose land was in the Lake
view district.
Those whose claims have been thus
summarily rejected and their money
returned to them are very much dis
gusted and this is putting it very
mildly. Mr. Chase says that they re
lied wholly on the letter from Register
Watson at Prineville who stated that
it would be proper for them to prove
up at that point, and he is unable to
understand how the government will
allow such proceedings to go on and
innocent persons made to sacrifice a
lot of time and money. He says that
the actions of government officials
would indicate that it was the inten
tion to hold up and reject all claims
possible in that country and after the
claimants have got tired of trying to
get justice to let the land go to the"Princeton
lumber barons on scrip. Mr. Chase
says that when they filed at Bend Com
missioner Palmer, who was then act
ing as it proved late without author
ity, required them to pay $10, the fee
for the publication in the Bend Echo,
but later on they were advised that
publication would be made in the
Bend Bulletin and they were required
to make a payment for publication in
that paper which they did but they
never got back the money paid to Pal
mer ^publicati on in the Echo and
there arje still echoes of the" proceed
ing- /i
Another thing that looks very un
reasonable is the requirement that
payment should be made in cash and
cash only which had to be expressed
from Portland at a cost of $3.25, and
when the money was returned to the
it came by express and the charges
amounted to over $4.
The claimants have thirty days in
which to appeal to the land commis
sioner, from whose ruling they can
appeal to the secretary of the interior
and fi?om him they can appeal to the
supreme court of the United States,
and where the matter stops one way
Or the other. It is the intention of
rthe parties interested to engage an at
torney and proceed at once to find out
whether thev can be held up in such a
planner and made to pay tribute to
what would appear to be a lot of graft
ers. It is said that over 300 persons
who have land claims in that part of
Oregon have been required to prove
up &% Silver Lake, a disance of 180
miles from a railroad, whereas it
would be possible to have them prove
up at Klamath Falls, only thirty -five
miles from a railroad point. There is
a fee of $10 for every proof made
which the official gets for making the
papers, there is a good big price
charged for transportation this dis
tance, the hotels get a big thing out
of it and all hands interested pro
vided thev went in for graft would fare
very well indeed.
He iays He Will Enter Field as Json-Par
tisan Candidate
^jMy health is far better than I have
any {reason to expect," smilingly said
Judge L. L. Baxter in the course of a
conversation at the court houe this
morfiing. '"and I shall be a candidate
to succeed my self on the district bench
Jujjdge Baxter is in the city to hold
a special term of the district court antf
he was cordially greeted bv the attor
neys who filled the space before the
bar and not a few of the laymen shook
hands with the venerable jurist and
congratulated him on his youthful ap
pearance considering his age. To
eachjone the judge had a happy re
And then it was that he made the
announcement indicated above.
'"1'had concluded some months ago
that^n view of my years and mv long
servi.ee on the bench that I would make
a fo|raial announcement during the
winter or spring months that I did not
seekj a re-election, but mv general
heal|hi&.so improved and feel so
pamg- that-T^are- eonehitted to
the suffrage of the people of this great
judicial district for another term of
office. Then too the scheme to side
track meand which evidently died a
bornin'aroused mv fighting blood
and I shall not withdraw in the face
of any possible opposition. During
the past few weeks I have been pretty
busj, but have tired out the attorneys
in several court rooms and feel like
a boy upon rising in the morning.
"'While everybody in the district
knows mv politicsand I make no
apology for my positionI shall be a
non-partisan candidate for the judge
ship. For many years in this district
the judgeship has been on a non-par
tisan basis, and it has seemed to be
very satisfactory alike to the profes
sion and the laity. So far as known
I shall have no opposition for a re
lection but shall appreciate anv efforts
made in behalf by my friends through
out the district."
Judge Baxter's manv friends
throughout the district will be pleased
with this, the first authentic announce
ment, that he will be a cadidate to suc
ceed ^himself. The judiciary in this
district has been kept out of political
controversy and this course meets the
approval of the best men of both par
ties. Judge Baxter's services on the
bench have met with general sanction
on the part of the people, and so far
as known there will be no opposition
to his re-election.St. Cloud Journal
Fatal Kick by a Horse.
Charles Durham, a cousin of E. F.
Douglas, as kicked in the abdomen
by a horse while at work in Lilli
bridge's camp, nine miles from Ten
strike last Monday and he died from
the effects of the injury Tuesday after
noon. The body was brought to
yesterday by John Durham,
a brother of the deceased who was at
Tenstrike at the time. Durham was a
member of the Odd Fellows lodge at
Princeton and the lodge took charge
of the body upon its arrival and had
charge of the funeral which was held
to-day at the Congregational church.
The interment was in Oak Knoll. De
ceased had lived with Mr, Douglas for
many years and two years ago he went
west with his team and was engaged
in railroad work. For some time he
was laid up in the hospital at Kalispel
and after he got well he returned to
Minnesota and went to work in the
camps of the northern part of the
State. He had two brothers and two
sisters. One sister lives at Clear Lake
and another at Melrose and they were
present at the funeral. He also has
a brother who at present is at Mille
Lacs lake.
'Minnie Thinks do not necessarily ex
press the views of either the editor or publisher
of the UNION Brother editors, please bear
this in mind PUB UNION
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13, 1904-.
The political writer of the Minne
apolis Journal says that it is believed
that the steel trust is for Bob Dunn.
As a matter of fact the very reverse is
true as he can very readily ascertain.
In all fairness we wish to ask the
Journal man a fair question. If Mr.
Dunn were publishing a paper with a
circulation of 63,000, read in all sec
tions of this State how would the
Journal man like it if Mr. Dunn made
the positive statement that his political
column was dictated by Tom Lowry
and that hew as in the pay and under
the direct supervision and ownership
of Bob Jamison? Would the Journal
writer think that a fair and decent
thing to do? And vet it would be as
true in every particular as the state
ment he deliberately makes about Mr.
Dunn without the slightest evidence
on which to base it. He concocts that
utterly false story out of his imagin
ation and sends it over the State to
create a false impression among peo
ple. Does lie consider this honorable
Is it fair to the public
which his paper pretends to serve? Is
it in keeping with his oft-repeated
declaration that he aims only to give
the news without personal prejudice?
And would he think of misrepresent
ing his friend James A. Martin in any
such manner?
J* $-
According to the Dispatch Frank
Eddy expects to go into the next con
vention with from 250 to 300 votes.
Mr. Eddy claims he will run better
than Collins. This estimate leaves
over a hundred otes to be accounted
for before Dunn is out of it.
It keeps the Minneapolis Journal
busy defending James A."Martin.
Julius Moersch, state factory inspec
tor, stands an excellent 'chance to be
come a member of the Panama canal
commission. He is backed by the
German Bund of America. He is well
fitted for the place, having worked for
-under Delsessep*:.^^!'^^^
Oscar Hallam of St. Paul is out of
the fight for attorney general. He
figures that Donahower's appointment
to the place gives him too great an ad
vantage to be overcome. Ed. Young
says he is still in the fight.
Attorney General Douglas is home
from Washington and says the feels
confident the State ill win its suit
against the merger.
The appointment of J. J. McCardy
as auditor of the government postoffice
department will find great favor where
ever he is known. Mr. McCardy is
one of the most competent, independ
ent, fearless men in the country, an
ideal public officer, whose very enem
ies area tribute to his integrity and
.r. .j.
Governor John L. Gibbs of Owa
tonna made a trip to the capitol this
week, unsolicited and at his own ex
pense, to speak before the pardon
board on a matter in which he said he
regarded it his duty as a citizen to
make a statement. It would be well if
all citizens realized their duty as citi
zens to the extent of doing things they
are not asked to do but which they feel
they should do.
Minnesota io a mighty unhealthy
climate for Republicans who are try
ing to create sentiment against Roose
~fr "i-
According to the labor commission
ers' investigation half the drug clerks
in Minnesota average over twelve
hours' work a day.
With Oscar Hallam and W. W. Rich
opposing Bob Dunn that gentleman
might as well retire and avoid anni
Again comes the report that our
John Goodnow is in "Hot Water.*'
But John generally has the other fel
lows in before he gets through.
The politicians who are afraid to
trust the party to make its own plat*
form are not to be trusted themselves.
When 1,200 reputable Republicans
meet in State convention they are cap
able of representing the sentiment of
the people and the platform that is
gooa enough for them should be good
enough"for the men whose patriotism
is commensurate with the job they
The administration papers had bet
ter get together. Here is Alvah East-
man's paper calling the Dispatch a
The public examiner has privately
denied that he ever boomed Gus Wid
dell for secretary of state. He dare
not deny it publicly for he can be dis
proved in a minute.
J* j
No one objects to Judge Collins
candidacy for the governorship. He
has a perfect right to air his aspira
tions. His Republican friends how
ever do have the right to insist that
he squelch the over-enthusiastic sup
porters who are conducting his cam
paign a if he were running against a
Democrat. They are rapidly getting
into a position where to be consistent
they may have to oppose the State Re
publican ticket.
j. .j. A
Why is every office holder in the
State for Collins? Because they ex
pect to be retained if he is elected.
Isn't this a lovely prospect for those
non-office-holders 'whose support Mr.
Martin asks?
Judge Collins having as yet no offi
cial headquarters his manager uses
the governor's private rooms which
have kindly been offered to himor
perhaps just takenwithout price.
Mr. S. T. Johnson, public examine,
has as yet made no statement which
has "killed Bob Dunn forever." If
he intends to make good his boast he
had better hurry along. Mr. Dunn's
friends would like to know what hor
rible crime he has committed.
It might occur to the manager of
Collins' campaign that it is hardly
fair for him to use his position as
executive chiarman of the Republican
committee in behalf of a particular
candidate in a friendly contest between
Arrested for Shooting Partridges.
Last Monday night County Attorney
Ross took some law books under his
arm and boarded the train for Milaca
and Justice Norcross' court where
four men had been arraigned for vio
lating the game laws. They were
Marion and Isaac Brumbaugh of
Ronneby and a party by the name of
Freel and another by the name of
Perry from Soule's Siding. The men f*
weceJEouad -upu&hd*e~Page- ^asr-iasl^as**^
partridges in their possession and -v**
they were arrested and brought before
Justice Norcross who sent for the
county attorney. It is said that the
men had been taking some hay from a
farmer in the vicinity of where they
had been getting the game and they
refused to pay for the hay, whereupon
the farmer saw that they were ar
rested for having the game. The com
plaint charged them with having killed
the game, but as this would be a hard
matter to prove the county attorney
had another complaint made out
charging them with having in their
possession and charge the game out of
season. As the minimum fine is $10
for each bird the case was really be
yond the court's jurisdiction, and the
men who waived examination were all
bound over under bonds of $300.
Freel secured his bonds while the
others were unable to do so.
Jesmer-Uagan Wedding
The marriage of Miss May Dugan,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Du
gan of Baldwin, and Mr. Moses Jes
mer was solemnized by nuptial mass
at the Catholic church in Princeton
at 10:30 a. m. last Thursday, Rev. Fr.
Levings officiating. The couple was
accompanied by Miss Luella Jesmer
as bridesmaid and Mr. Fred Dugan as
best man and the ceremony was per
formed in the presence of a large num
ber of friends of the bride and groom.
After the wedding a dinner was
served at the home of the bride. Mr.
and Mrs. Jesmer received many beau
tiful and handsome gifts from rela
tives and friends. They have started
housekeeping in the house formerly
owned by Louis Fryhling. and their
many friends wish them golden wed
ding days. --'?,*r$^i
Died of Scarlet Fever.
The nine-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Conra'd Bender who live a few
miles south of town, died last Satur
day of scarlet fever. When the child
was taken ill the parents did not send
for a doctor, and after It 4ied it was
some time before they inform&d -any
one of the death. As soon as the town"*"**,
authorities learned of the death and
the nature of the disease they had the
house quarantined at once and meas
ures were taken at once to bury the
child, the interment being made to
For Sale Cheap.
One Wilcox & White six octave, one
Story & Clark five octave and one
Western Cottage five octave organ at
one-half their real value will take
wood in trade. Come and see them.
J. C. Herdliska.
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