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i* iN 7Tr% ^tr- THE R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear. THEPOTATO MARKET A Steady Movement Has Continued This Week With But Slight Variation in Prices. Frosts in Wisconsin and ilichigan Will Tend to Increase Demand For Minnesota Spuds. The favorable weather prevailing throughout the week has enabled farmers in this locality to make unin terrupted progress in potato digging. While the crop is perhaps more un even than that of last year, the aver age yield promises at this time to sur pass that of the preceding season. With regard to quality the tubers are highly satisfactory, some of the finest specimens ever produced having al leady been taken from the ground. A steady movement from the grow ers to the warehouses has continued throughout the week and at this time the receipts are fast increasing. At the W. H. Ferrell warehouse the boys have been kept busy weighing in and at other warehouses a considerable quantity of the tubers has been re ceived. The estimated shipment from this point since our last issue is 20 cars, which have been dispatched to va cious parts of the country. Recent frosts in Wisconsin and Michigan, which '-bit" the ends of thousands of bushels of potatoes, will naturally have a tendency to increase the de mand for Minnesota spuds, but buyers do not think that this will materially affect prices Crop reports from the principal po tato-growing districts indicate that the yield is generally good and^the quality above the average, but it is possible that this estimate may fall short of expectations, as large quan tities of potatoes still remain in the ground Quotations have varied here but very little the past week, and it is impossible to tell from the tone of the market at this time whether prices will advance or decline. There is a belief, however, among the buyers that prices will be stronger within a short time Refused Tainted Fortunes. It is safe to assume, notwithstand ing the fact that human nature is prob ably less black than generally painted, that the world contains very few men who would refuse the bequest of a fortune for conscience sakefewer by far than men who have turned away from wealth in order to espouse women of their own choice. Herr J. Brengwin, a young German br clerk, is one of the few who have set conscience before cash in this manner For some years Herr Breng win has been employed at a modest salary in a branch bank in Berlin, and recently he became entitled to a fortune of very nearly 100,000 under the will of an uncle of whom he had scarcely ever heard, and who had made him his sole heir. Naturally enough, the young man was delighted by his unexpected stroke of good luck and, resigning his clerkship, he repaired to Vienna, where his uncle had lived and died, to take over the estate, the bulk of which was personal property. Becoming aware that his uncle had amassed his fortune by usury and that his name had become a byword Austria, the conscientious heir absolutely refused to accept a penny of the estate, res olutely returning to Berlin and get ting himself reinstated on his old stool at the bank. What was perhaps the largest for tune ever refused for conscience sake was that from which Frederick N. Charrington, the famous temperance advocate and religious worker in the east end of London, turned aside. Mr. Charrington was entitled to a share of his father's great brewery business, one of the largest in Lon don, and it is estimated that the share he refused was worth 1,250,000 when he made up his mind that he would not accept it The story is told of how he was led to make his momentous resolve. He chanced to be standing outside a pub lic house in the east end when he saw a drunken man shot through the doors into the arms of a wretched looking woman, who was patiently awaiting him. The drunkard struck the woman and heaped the vilest abuse on her without any apparent provocation and as they slouched away Mr. Char rington chancing to glance up, saw his own name in large gilt letters on the public house sign. It was one of the brewery's tied houses. Such was the impression left by the incident upon Mr. Charrington's mind that he vowed thenceforth to have no share in the trade which was product- i ^^^ftfj^* ive of such results, but instead to de vote himself to the cause of temper ance and rescuing the outcasts of East London, a work he has at the utmost self-sacrifice steadily pursued ever since. "How much do they pay you for wearing that bit of blue ribbon? sneeringly inquired an impertinent young man of Mr Charrington on one occasion. "As nearly as I can make out," answered the reformer, with a bland smile, "it costs me 20,000 a year." Some eight or nine years ago a well known west end physician died, leav ing a fortune of rather more than 40,000 The whole of this amount was bequeathed to a nephew with con tingent remainder to certain charities should the beneficiary refuse the be quest, the object of the testator being to deprive a daughter who had mar ried contrary to his wishes of his es tate. The nephew, however, although the fortune must have been a sore temp tation to him, objected to being made an instrument of his uncle's post humous spite, and announced his in tention of refusing the fortune directly he was made aware of the terms of the will. Upon it being pointed out to him that his refusal would only create the contingency provided for and not benefit him or his cousin, he formally accepted the fortune and then trans ferred it by deed of gift to the young lady who had been so unfairly dealt with by her father. Unhappily, her husband more than justified the deceased physician's prej udice against him, and promptly gave up his practice and began to dissipate the fortune. He died, however, before he had made away with half the estate and in due course his widow married the cousin who had so conscien tiously refused the fortune for her sake.London Tit Bits. FELIi UPON KNIFE BLADE Daughter of John Johnson Sustains Injury Which Almost Proves Fatal An accident which would probably have resulted fatally were it not for timely surgical aid happened on Sun day evening to the 13-year-old daughter of John Johnson, who re sides about two miles south of Milaca. It appears that the little girl,_ while running as fast as she possibly could}, stumbled and fell upon the open blade of a clasp knife which she carried in her hand. Dr. Bacon was at once summoned and came to the conclu sion that the sharp blade, which pene trated the ide, had caused grave in ternal in]ury Dr Cooney was thereupon called and upon arrival at Mr. Johnson's immediately performed an operation upon the little girl. It was then found that the liver had been severely gashed by the knife blade and that excessive internal hemorrhage, which would within a very short time have proved fatal, was in progress. Re parative surgery was quickly re sorted to, and notwithstanding the patient 1 condition was particularly critical, she is progressing favorably. The Tricks of the Trade. "It is not enough to make true mir- rors," the dealer said, i'if that were all ours would be indeed a simple business." He was walking complacently over his huge shop, which bustled and hummed with a brisk fall trade. "Dressmakers and milliners," he explained, "require mirrors of all sorts They need, for example, a mirror that makes one look taller and thinner. When they dress a fat, short patron in one of their new hats or suits, they lead her to this mirror, and she is so surprised and pleased with the change for the better in her looks that, straight off, she buys. "For masseurs I make a mirror that, like a retouched photograph, hides blemishes, wrinkles, scars. The masseur takes the wrinkled face of some rich old woman, steams it, thumps it, pinches it and smacks it for an hour, and then holds up to it the mirror that gives a blurred, blemish hiding reflection. The woman thinks her wrinkles are gone, and is happy till she gets home to her own true mirror. "Altogether, I make some twenty varieties of false mirrors. Salesmen and saleswomen, in millinery and dressmaking establishments, can double and quadruple their business if they are quick and deft in their selection of the mirror that flatters each patron best." Peroxidization. "She has grown to be a very beauti ful girl," said Jigley. "Her hair is positively golden." "Indeed? That's odd," said Kid der. I knew her when she was a lit tle girl." Well?" "Well, it was merely plaited then." Philadelphia Press. "W%wip?*% ^.~<p>PRINCETON*.-* P. ROADSTROM WEDS Miss flinnie Wickstrom, Daughter of John Wickstrom of Wyanett, is the Happy Bride. Ceremony Performed by Rev. Carlson at Residence of fir. and Mrs. Wikeen Last Evening. P. L. Roadstrom was married last night at 8 o'clock to Miss Minnie Wickstrom, daughter of John Wick strom of Wyanett. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. J. E. Carlson at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Wikeen in the presence of a small number of relatives and friends of the contracting parties. Mrs. C. A. Pier son of Faribault was the bridesmaid and Ralph Pierson the groomsman. The bride's wedding gown was a pretty and most becoming creation of silk batiste. She carried a bridal nosegay of white roses and the brides maid a bouquet of pink roses. The parlor of the Wikeen home had been transformed into a veritable bower of flowers and evergreens, and as the bride and groom approached an improvised altar the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, played by Miss Edna Whitney, filled the room with sweet melody. At the conclusion of the impressive Lutheranv wedding ceremony the bridal party repaired to the dining room,which was artistically decor ated with cut flowers and ferns,where a sumptuous wedding supper had been provided. The wedding presents received by the bride and groom were numerous and many of them of considerable value. Mr. and Mrs. Roadstrom departed for Cambridge immediately after the wedding supper and from there pro ceeded to Minneapolis. They will be at home in the Mudgett house within a short time. The bride, who formerly lived in Wyanett, but who has for the past ten years been a resident of Minneapolis, is a young lady of many accomplish ments and is much esteemed in her cir cle of acquaintances, while the groom is a highly respected nd- progressive young business man of Princeton. Among those from a distance who were in attendance at the wedding were Victor Dahlstrom and Mr. and Mrs. Osberg, Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Olson, St. Paul. Control of Iron Ore. The iron ore lease of four to five hundred million tons of ore by James J. Hill to the United States Steel cor poration gives that company control of the world's iron ore production with an estimated total of over sixteen hundred million tons "in sight." The American iron ore output is about forty million tons. Conse quently the United States Steel com pany has nough ore in sight to sat isfy the average national demand for about forty years. The annual output of the Minnesota mines is about twenty million tons so Mr. Hill's lease covers a volume of ore equal to the aggregate Minnesota output for about twenty years. Comparing the United States Steel holdings with those of other holdings and with the holdings of this country outside of this corporation, we find: That this single company has two thirds more iron ore in situ than either Great Britain or Sweden, materially more than either France or Russia, nearly as much as the German Em pire, three times as much as Spain, and sixty-five per cent more than all the* other holdings in the United States. During the six years of its organi zation, closing with this year, the United States Steel company will have mined 85,000,000 tons of iron ore, or about fourteen million tons a year. At this rate its present iron ore hold ings would supply its requirements ,for over a century. But its lease with Mr. Hill calls for a materially greater production. It is believed that it will not be many years before the company will be turning out annually 30,000,000 tons of ore, 16,000,000 tons of pig iron, and a total iron and steel product valued at a billion dollars. That is to say, its annual output will far ex ceed that of any European country and be several times that of all its American competitors combined. Commercial West. Hide Within Themselves. TeacherWhat are marsupials? BoyAnimals which have pouches in their stomachs. TeacherWhat do they have pouches for? BoyTo crawl into and conceal themselves in when they are pur sued.Figaro. ^yjsssft^s^r-* ^*sftiif||fq PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1906. Dis- tricts 1 2 3 4 i!!S WILL GET $5,617.37 i October Apportionment Shows Mille Lacs County Schools Entitled to Above Amount. Princeton District, With 587 Pupils Entitled to Aid, Will Receive Sum of $1,344.23. The regular October school ap portionment has been made by the state of Minnesota and Auditor Whit ney has received notice that the county of Mille Lacs is entitled to $5,617.37 as its share of such appor tionment. This amount will be di vided among 2,453 pupils and gives a per capita of $2.29. District No. 1, Princeton, with 587 eligible pupils, will thus receive $1,344.23, as against $1,278.80 in Octo ber, 1905. In 1905 Princeton had 556 pupils entitled to state aid and the per capita then apportioned was $2.30. These figures show a very satisfactory progress in this district and schools generally throughout the county have made marked improvement during the year. Compared with adjoining coun ties Mille Lacs is considerably in the lead. The districts of the county and the number of pupils entitled to state aid in each are hereunder enumer ated: No of Pupils 587 38 100 105 41 38 48 0 7 8 9 Dis- tricts 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2H 7 28 29 30 31 32 S3. 34 No of Pupils 40 14 61 45 40 15 30 24 49 39 10. 11 12 13 H. 15. 16.. IV 101 94 403 171 27 48 24 3"i 8 35 20 45 26 31 10 new Total number of pupils in county entitled to state aid 2 453 DENATURED ALCOHOL. Prime Object to Furnish Cheap Heat, Light and Power. Mr. Yerkes, commissioner of in ternal revenue, with the approval of the secretary of the treasury, has is sued the departmental regulations controlling the making of denatured alcohol, its handling and uses. These regulations follow and render effective a law enacted by congress at its last session and which provides for the withdrawal from bond, tax free, of domestic alcohol when same is gen dered unfit for beverage or liquid me dicinal uses by the admixture of Suit able denaturing materials, and for the use of the denatured article in the arts and industries, and for fuel, light and power. The law becomes effective Jan. 1, 1907. This legislation is in harmony with similar enactments adopted by nearly all foreign countries. Great Britian in 1355 legislated on this subject along these same lines of our own law, and France, Germany, Austria and virtu ally all the continental powers now furnish their subjects alcohol free of tax for the uses above stated. In discussing the new regulatipns Mr. Yerkes said: "The prime object to be attained by this type of legislation is to fur nish, for purely domestic uses and also for what might be called industrial domestic purposes, heat, light and power, cheap alcohol with the hope thereby that there will be a reduction of expenses in these departments. 'This denatured alcohol will be a competitor with illuminating oil, gas oline and coal. It will also furnish to manufact urers, who use alcohol in the products of their factories, alcohol free of the heavy internal revenue tax now levied on the same. This tax amounts to about $2 per wine gallon on alcohol at 180 degrees proof It is believed great benefit will be derived by the people by this legislation and this certainly was in the mind of congress, for few public measures received such hearty and unanimous support as did this. "In preparing the regulations it was essential to adopt rules that would prohibit as far as possible, perpe tration of any and all frauds against the revenue of the government by the reclamation and republication of de natured alcohol through redistillation or other processes through the re moval of the ingredients added and restoration of the alcohol to its orig inal condition for beverage and po table purposes. To secure these ends, it will be necessary to use articles for denatured purposes, and also use such ingredients as are the most diffi cult to separate from alcohol by chemical or other processes. "In determining upon the denatur ing agents to be used the cost of same is of great moment, for to render this new legislation of practical use and benefit, it is necessarv for the dena tured product to pass into the hands of the consumer at as low a price as can be secured. "Under the new regulations now issued alcohol of 180 degrees proof is freed from the tax of $1.98 per wine gallon after being denatured by the use of either some specific material adapted especially to the uses of cer tain manufacturing interests. There will therefore be two classes of dena tured alcohol: First, that styled com pletely denatured, which will pass into general use for general consumption, can be purchased at the stores without limiting regulations as against the private consumers: and, second, spe cially denatured in which the material demanded by the needs of manufactur ing interests will be regarded and with limitations as to the use of this class, confining it to the special manufactur ing industry for which it is prepared. "This specially denatured alcohol will be kept under strict surveillance and governmental supervision. "For the completely denatured ar ticle to every 100 gallons of ethyl al cohol will be added 10 gallons of wood alcohol and one-half gallon of benzine. "The denaturing process will be ac complished on the distillery premises where the alcohol is produced, in special bonded warehouse desig nated and used alone for denaturing purposes and for the storage of the denaturing materials." CHANGE OF OWNERS. M. M. Colbert of St Cloud Purchases the Home Drug Store. A deal which has been pending for some time was closed last Saturday whereby Miss M. V. Gibbons disposed of the Home Drug Store to Mr. M. Colbert of St. Cloud. The Home Drug Store, one of the neatest and best arranged drug stores in the state, was opened for business by Miss Gib bons in May, 1905, and received its share of patronage from the start. But Miss Gibbons is not a pharmacist and the work was too confining, hence when an opportunity offered to dis pose of the stock and fixtures on ad vantageous terms she embraced it. The new proprietor, Mr. Colbert, comes highly recommended. For several years he managed a drug store at Cass Lake. He is a registered pharmacist and understands the busi ness from the ground up. He is a gentleman who will make friends fast and hold them. He has rented the Al. Townsend house in the south end of town where he and his family will reside. Rogers Building Fine Houie. C. H. Rogers is reported to be building an elegant new ten-room house on the site where his old log house was consumed by fire last spring. It is said that when completed the house will cost from $3,500 to $4,000 and will be one of the finest farm dwellings in the county. 11 is also stated that Mr. Rogers will build an elegant barn in the near future, to be of the same design as the large Pleas ant Valley Stock Farm barn at Page, though not quite as large. Mr. Rogers appears to have been very successful since coming here as is shown by the substantial improve ments that he is making, which is a demonstration of what can be accom plished by farmers in this section if they will but pull their coats and apply themselves to business as Mr. Rogers has done.Mille Lacs Pio neer. Scientist Murta Secures Rare Bags Throughout Saturday last George Staples, George Dunn and Scientist Murta were hunting miscellaneous species of birds and animals on Char ley Murray's domain at Pease, Char ley acting as guide. The four tramped through brush, waded creeks and were mired in bogs. Game of every de scription was plentiful but the hunters' aim was bad. As a result of the day's hunt George Dunn was the most successful of the four, he having bagged two partridges and six squirrels The others came out as follows: George Staples, one squirrel Charlie Murray, one par tridge Scientist Murta, 17 rare speci mens of hairy bugs which he dis covered beneath the bark of an ancient tree. The professor says that he would rather have those bugs than all the game in the northwest. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. A surgical operation was performed upon Mrs. Albert Swanson of Elk lake by NDr. Cooney on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Myers of Page underwent a surgical operation at the hands of Dr. Cooney for the removal of a tumor beneath the tongue. The growth had for several years caused Mrs. Myers much inconvenience and suffering. L. S. Briggs was successfully oper ated upon at the hospital on Satur day by Dr. Cooney for a diseased knee joint. Mr. Briggs is fast recovering from the effects. YOLUME XXX. NO. 45 MRS.THORSSEN DEAD Died at Her Home in This Village on Sunday Morning, October 14, From Bronchial Disease. Was Wife of O. J. Thorssen and Had Suffered From Pulmonary Af- fection Three Years. Mrs. O. J. Thorssen died at her home in Princeton on Sunday morn ing, October 14, at 2:45 o'clock from an affection of the bronchial tubes, her illness having extended over a period of three years. She was 26 years old on December 1, 1905. Her husband had procured the services of the most skilled physicians in pul monary diseases in this part of the country, but their efforts to check the disease proved ineffectual. Mrs. Thorssen was born in Ham Lake, Anoka county, and was mar ried on June 11, 1902. A husband and one child survive her. There were two children born of the union. The remains were on Monday con veyed by team to Anoka and the funeral held there on Wednesday. MM MMM *MMM MWMWMWMMM. I OPINIONS OF EDITORS I MMMM MMMM MM llllllli A Pointed Question. Is Candidate Cole opposed to the re election of Senator Nelson or is it merely a coincident that he has so many anti-Nelson men on his com mittee?LeSueur News. $- The Result of the Primary Law. It is scarcely in the interest of good government that the members of one political party should be permitted to influence or control in the primaries the nominations of the very men they expect to defeat in the general elec tions.Minneapolis Telegram. 5* Taking No Chances. Already more than eight of every ten republicans nominated foi4 A 1 the house and senate are pledged to vote for the election of Knute Nelson to the United States senate. If they did not so pledge themselves they would noc be elected. The people are tak ing no ChancesiLeSueur News. 4. .j. 4. Cole Must Bear Brunt of Fight. The republican candidates on the state ticket seem confident and con ented to allow Mr. Cole to do most of the work. They feel that they will pull through and that the head of the ticket, as always, is supposed to fur nish the political energy. On the other hand, Mr. Johnson is fortunate in having on the ticket with him men who have neither thought nor hope of election, but are actuated by a desire to save the head of the ticket. A lit tle more telling work on the part of republican candidates would be be coming to them.Duluth News-Tri bune. "Tr J* A Richly Merited Roast. Even the opponents of Senator Nel son have no approving word for his colleague, Senator La Follette, of Wisconsin, who has been lecturing in this state and telling what a bad man Knute Nelson is. There be people who have not much use for Nelson, but they will have less use for a con scienceless demagogue like La Fol lette, who attempts to build himself up by tearing down his neighbors. Let the inconsequential Bob remain at home. If we have any political crooks in this state we can care for them without the help of any crook from Wisconsin or any other state. Ortonville Herald-Star. Democratic Apologies. The apologies the democrats are now crowding upon the social-labor party would sound more sincere if they had not been made necessary by un called for abuse and wholly false ac cusations. When crocodiles shed tears they are least to be trusted. It is openly admitted that Mr. John W. Johnson acted in good faith, and now, with a dry wash in the hands and a pleading crook of the knee these men who have dragged the social labor candidate's name in the mud say they regret that his party is left without a candidate on the ticket. It is really amusing, this demo cratic agony. The leaders were in a panic for fear the voters could not tell the difference between the democrat Johnson and the social-labor John son. In their frenzy they saw all kinds of spooks and hobgoblins. They lost their heads but not their power of vituperation. Now they are equally frantic be cause they fear they may lose the so cial-labor vote, and appeal to the laborites' "spirit of fairness." Ye gods! Where did they ever learn the words?Duluth News-Tribune.