OCR Interpretation

The Princeton union. [volume] (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, January 13, 1910, Image 3

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016758/1910-01-13/ed-1/seq-3/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 3

w Werestiag Rem rw Swefei,
Norway and Desert.
Finding of the Explorer's Balloon at
Reindeer Lake and the Fact That It
Came from the North, Leads to the
Belief That Peary Was Not the First
Man to Discover the PoleParty To
Be Sent After the Andree Relics.
Even at this late hour the name of
tjie daring explorer. Andree, will com*"
up in connection with the still unsolved
Question as to where he met his death
when seeking the north pole, in a bat
loon in 1907. A dispatch from Prince
Alberta, Sask., dated Jan. 4 says:
"The finding of Andree's balloon at
Beindeer lake in the Arctic circle 900
miles north of here, is thoroughly be-
lieved by trappers and prospectors,
many of whom have spent a lifetime
in the northern wilds. They knov
that when such a story is circulated
among the Indians that there must be
some truth it. There came from
the north a Hudson Bay company
trader, and be confirms the story re
cehed recently, and adds many inter
esting details, which are so confirma
tory that a party will be sent back to
bring the relics. According to the
story told by the Indians around Port
Good Hope the balloon was seen drift
ing from the north, so it is believe
that Andree and not Peary was th"
first one to reach the pole. The trad
er sajs the Indians have several nooks
which were found in the basket of the
balloon, and from what he has heard
these are the records kept by Andree
on his trip across the frozen north
land. The Danish consul in Montreal
telegraphed to this city several times
regarding the fitting out of an expedi
tion to bring back the relics of the ex
plorers, and it is stated that the Da
nish go\ernment has agreed to pay all
the expenses of such a trip and pro
vide men who are well versed in PT
ploiation work Reindeer lake, where
remnants of the balloon are now ly
ing, is almost due north of here, and
can onl be reached by dogsled in win
ter and canoe in summer.
The palace Rosendal will be turned
Into a Bernadotie museum during the
coming summer. It will be set aside
for the Bernadottes exclusively and
everything of interest from the stand
point of culture, which happened dur
ing the time of the Bernadottes mill be
placed on exhibition there King Os
car has left a most interesting collec
tion and there are also some very in
teresting things since the times of th*
first Bernadotte that sat on Sweden
Bv means of telephone connection
between Maimo and Xassjo, it will
soon be possible to establish telephone
connections from one end of the coun
try to the other, that is, from the ex
treme northern end of Xorrland down
to Malmo The telephone line, which i Cook should show up in
will l_e a direci one, ma exclude
Stockholm altogether.
Hjalmar Branting, the well known
socialist leader and editor, has re
signed from the so-called "Frisinnade
The "Haupstelle Deutcher Arbeiter
geberverbande" have sent a telegram
of congratulation to the Swedish Em
ployer's association, expressing their
admiration for the way the Swedish
strike was handled.
The International Mercantile Treaty
which exists between Sweden and Ger
many, has now been extended to Dec,
1. 1911.
During the month of November last
year, there emigrated from Sweden to
foreign ports, 1.2S1 persons, while
there were only 4S4 who left during
tho same month in 190S, From Jan. 1,
1909 to Nov. 1, the same year, there
emigrated from the country not less
than 13,129 persons9,448 men and
5,681 womenwhile in the previous
year there were all told only 6,802
persons, who left the country. This
alarming increase in emigration Is
everything possible is being done ro
causing no end of worry in Sweden ami
induce peor'e to remain at home* but
it seems that this is impossible. The
one fact which stands out pre-eminent
ly is, that nearly all who leave the
country come to America and the
American and Canadian northwest are
just now receiving thousands of Swe
dish emigrants, A great many, how
ever, remain in the east for not all the
people who leave Sweden nowadays
some from the agricultural districts.
SMI other targp t$e& sriaene latior cssv
diiJoas save pm intolerable. Many
of those who entterste tsar that ffeey
kwr so Wfflf-TBff^* Hunt ifce great strike
ssoviement te Swede* win fwtp- ami
rather than arwpt the ascertain con
ditions, at some, ffecy prefer to take
"Hester llagros,** is heralded as betefe
the hit of the season, ft is having a
great run now in Christiania and will
soon be given in all the igfKfjug cities
of the country.
Dr. Otto Schultz has been appointed
head physician at the Voxenkolleu
sanatarium. He is considered by many
as one of the country's leading physi
The people of Trondhjem are taking
a hold of the question of reforming
young men and women in earnest.
Trondhjem has a somewhat Shady rec
ord, but there is perhaps a more vig
orous reform element in that city than
in many other cities in Scandinavia.
During the past year there were sc
many young men and women that
were ruined by licentious living that
the "saedlighetsforening** felt con
strained to take hold of matters in
earnest. A large mass meeting was
held a few days ago, which was at
tended by a large number of people
whom statistics of an appalling char
acter were referred. The society
will go to work at once and seek to
protect the young people of the city
from a repetition of such disgraceful
things as have happened there during
the past two years.
Librarian Arne Kildahl of Washing
ton, has been appointed the official li
brarian at the Bergen Xational libra*}.
Storms have rendered mucn damage
to shipping during the past few months
and exporters and shippers are com
plaining very generally.
Thousands of people are rejoicing
over the news that Bjornstjerne Bjoru
son is steadily improving and that his
strength is increasing from day to day.
His closest friends and physicians are
so longer alarmed over bis condition.
Mr. Bjornson is still in Paris where he
is under the care of the best and most
skillful physicians.
It is a singular fact tthat the Norwe
gian government received $200,006
more from the import duties on liquor
during the month of November last
than during the same montht in 1908.
The rise is said to be due chiefly to
the fact that certain laws passed by
the last storthing closed many large
distilleries in Norway.
During the past ten years It Is a
noteworthy thing that English capital
is seeking channels of investments in
Norway. Thus far. it seems that Eng
lish capitalists have been buying up
hunting and forest reserves and have
also invested heavily in mining prop
erties. Many of the latter have failed,
however. An English syndicate ha?
now made arrangements to erect a ho
tel in Christiania. The Grand hotel,
long the leading hostelry in the city
is not to be outdone. The stockholders
have voted to spend $225,000 on th
house, remodeling and practically re
building it in two sections, so that
half the present capacity of the hotel
will continue in use during the period
of building.
John Lange of Bergen has drawn up
a legacy of 25.000 crowns, the inter
est of which will be used to help de
serving sailors and firemen and others,
who have been active in saving hu
man lives. Another business man of
prominence will donate 10,000 crowns
whieh it is reported will be added to
this legacy.
Dr. Cook's great ""joker" is the talk
of all Denmark and some people are
having much fun at the expense of the
learned professors at the university. If
there would, however, be lots of trou
ble in store for him and he would not
be able to make his escape from tho
country without encountering perhaps,
a severe grilling. Some say that he
should be under arrest now. A di=?-
patch dated Copenhagen, Jan. 4 says:
**The announcement by Walter Loans
dale, private secretary of Dr. Copfc,
that he had again been in communica
tion with the Brooklyn "explorer," has
given rise to the hope that Cook will
yet come to Copenhagen and personal
ly appear before the committee that re
cently rejected his claims to the dis
covery of the north pole. While there
ts no disposition on the part of the
committee to re-open the case, there is
a desire to have the doctor explain and
to attempt to clear up some diserep
ancie that arise between the states
meats made by him when he first ar
rived in Copenhagen on his return
from the arctic and those which are
contained in the proof of his claims.
The quarrel between Rear Admiral
Borresen and Vice Admiral Sparre, has
been settled at last by a court of hon
or and the result is that Sparre will
have to step out The quarrel which
Is well nigh an historic one dates back
for several years and has been very de
moralising to the navy. Both pledged
themselves beforehand to abide by the
decision ot the court of honor, thereby
precluding a renewal of the fight. Peo
ple all over the country have been tak
ing sides in the controversy, but it is
a good thing that the matter has been
nettled at last
i -4. .TT
Tfce *4d as ISme* fcfefc. tmtwe
sssst have ft/* Is faeia* ceffossfr lired
P to to flat* cMntirjr today,
phee* are hUtneverjbaiw agree*, ibow*
who 'hour tine bottoms. Am to the
erases of nigh prices people generally
do not agree, and the fact Inst there
see so many explanations of the fes
somenon makes ft difficult qsestfos
Air so inrewdgaiing committee to net-
The population of Norway at pres
ent is estimated at 2,256.00,
to the heavy emigration to
lands, the increase in population dur-j
ing the past five years has only been]
a slight one. I
Miss Agnes Hansen, wno
made her debut at the Xational thea*j
tor. has met with splendid success and
Ss now taking the role of "Aida," to the
great admiration of all who go to
bear her. The papers bare been lavisfcjjcreases were made by the penny or
in their praise of her. nickel a pound or 5 or 10 per cent
Thomas Krag*s production entitled upon articles from SO cents upward.
The first slight advance didn't check
sales, and further advances followed
until the present alarming figures were
reached, and sales continue. People
now think in millions, whereas not
long ago million dollar deals were un
beand of and million dollar fortunes
rare. There has long been growing a
disposition to Tame things according
to the price paid and to display things
that cost much. It may be said that
nigh prices are fashionable. The
seller is quick to detect the customer
who wants the best and will pay for
it. Venturesome dealers make an easy
going public back up their ventures,
but they may fail to pay back in re
duced prices when they get above tide.
High prices have come on stealthily,
and so long as the majority choose to
pay rather than bravely about face it
will be impossible to beat them down
by argument, resolution or boycott
foreign^He, The tariff, the greed of trusts and
the ability of the public to stand
squeezing are among the common rea
sons advanced. Ability to pay from
to day doesn't necessarily imply
ability to affined things that come high
Ability to pay may be a factor. High
haven't come at a Jump. In-
The report comes from New West
minster, in British Columbia, that
work has actually been started upon a
monorail road, which will be operated
upon the gyroscopic principle that has
been worked out by the British in
ventor Brennan.
The difference is that our "insur
have a 300 pound president on
their hands, while Nicaragua's insur
gents have a president on the run.
Dr. Cook seems to have overlooked
the third and most important element
in Lincoln's famous dictum, "Ton can't
fool all the people all the time.**
Americau farms are now worth $30.-
000,000,000, and ifs useless to seek
further for the cause of high prices.
That talked to death Halley's comet
stfll has a lot of publicity coming to it.
A Secret of the Frozen North.
This is a good time to spring a polar
story, and perhaps that accounts for
the revival of tbe Andree legend about
his having reached Canada and per
ished there after rounding the pole.
Two days after Andree ascended, with
two companions, from a point in north
western Spitsbergen in 1907 he dis
patched a pigeon message, which was
found the fourth day after the ascen
sion. The balloon had made 145 miles
in two days, and that is the last word
from the ill fated explorer.
Andree carried along thirteen buoys,
each having a special significance,
to be cast overboard at various stages
of his flight. The one designed to in
dicate the passing of the pole, minus
any message, turned up two years
after the ascension in the coastal cur
rents off Spitsbergen. How far it had
been north could not be conjectured.
There is something plausible in this
tale from the Canadian wilds about "a
house falling from the sky" among
the Indians, who looked upon the event
as a miracle aud cached the imple
ments and fittings of the strange vis
itant, likewise the bodies of three
men found in the debris. The place
Is not hard to visit and without doubt
this latest clew will lead to another
romantic polar 'search
The late D. O. Mills was known and
respected in California as financier,
banker and public sp rited citizen
many years before he won a like repu
tation in New York. Everything he
organised or aided on the Pacific or
the Atlantic side of the Union is tbe
better for his identification with it
His spirit was constructive. His poli
cy was preserving. His foresight was
In order to insure an adjustment
which will stay adjusted the United
States may intervene in Nicaragua for
the protection of all elements of her
people, for the safeguarding of our
Interests and for the defense of civili
sation and the establishment of peace
along onr southern border.
This country exceeds Great Britain,
"France and Germany combined In the
product of manufactured goods. Evi
dently somebody patronises the "Made
In America** label right along.
Time was when everything Charles
W. Morse touched turned into gold,
so perhaps he'll one day make Atlanta
prison a gilded cage.
Some folks are finding that they lose
an interest In those New Year's reso
lutions before the tune comes to apply
*~sesjMlitiss In. Tnaffs?
ft sjest mistake to think ot
negroes as It would be to can
Botope a mod of peasants or die Unit
ed States a land of uncivilized immi
jpants. There are many Indians and
segroes fn South America, sod they
influence progress there one way and
another. But old world ideas prevail,
and the Latins born or settled there
show less signs of decadence than
their brethren in the borne countries.
Many Latins in Europe believe that
there is higher culture today in South
America than in the United States.
Mexico has long been far advanced
in scientific knowledge. Many of the
cities hi the smaller states south are
centers of artistic and social culture.
Material development has been slower
in South America than with us. yet
the Andes has been tunneled in order
to connect the great oceans by rail
communication. It may be presump
tive for Anglo-Saxons to attempt to
teach Latin Americans, but it is no
idle dream to bank upon Latin Ameri
can progress with the right elements
in control.
The voters of England are tremen
dously hi earnest. They understand
the history making nature of the de
cision they are to make this woiith
Everywhere tbe greatest interest is
shown. So far as can be judged senti
ment is veering slightly toward the
Liberal side.
Our admirable old pedestrian, Ed
ward Parson Weston, is certainly a de
light. Not satisfied with having walk
ed across the continent after he had
reached threescore years and ten, he
now proposes to turn face and "hike"
back again, doing the distance in 100
That mysterious earthquake of New
Year's day may have been the shiver
ing of Central American dictators over
the sudden strenuousness of Uncle
Farman tagged the old year with a
new aeroplane record just at its pass
ing, but poor Delagrange tagged the
new one with a distressing accident
Unsafe to bet you've struck the cold
est day until you see the day when
prices come down.
No understudy of Zelaya in Nicara
gua will be likely to score a stage hit
with Uncle Sam.
The way those Martians multiply
canals it might be well to try them on
tbe Panama job.
iron and Steel In 1909.
The iron and steel industry closed
the year 1909 under favorable cir
cumstances, according to the Iron
Trade Review. In practically all fin
ished lines, says this authority, "the
mills were operating at high tide
gaits" and their books so filled with
undelivered orders that activities will
be continued for months to come. The
year's closing prices for finished steel
products were very close to the open
ing prices.
The Beview concludes:
"The year 1909 will always be re
membered as the year in which the
effort to maintain finished steel prices
collapsed, but in the light of the his
tory since made it will be well to re
member that the year is also conspic
uous as witnessing a healthy and rea
sonable reaction toward fair prices
with an absolutely open market, but
with a spirit of fairness and good will
pervading the trade which never be
fore existed under similar outward
The notable birthday centenaries ot
1910 include several Americans of
prominence a generation ago, among
them James Freeman Clarke, clergy
man and author Margaret Fuller-Os
soli, an author with a romantic career
Horatio Seymour, governor of New
York during the war and candidate
for president in 1SGS P. T. Barnum,
the showman Robert Toombs, noted
southern statesman and proslaverist.
and Elihu Burritt, educated black
smith and author.
Central American 'statesmen" are
said to be eager to accept Mr. Carne
gie's reported offer of $20,000,000 for
peace in that locality. The Central
Americans are not for peace at any
price. But at the plump figure of $20,-
000,000 they are willing to furnish a
full supply of it
More vears than can be accurate
ly computedmillions perhaoswent
down the pathway ahead of 1909, so
the passing of our old friend was not
a venture worth making a to-do over
after all.
But if Peary's calculations were al
ways O. K. he would have had muffs
on bis ears the time they were frost
bitten in Washington.
The way Japan talks at this late day
of *annexinji Korea" she must have
grown sensitive as to diplomatic eti
Wn Ting Fang's New Year's reso
lution was to live until be Is 200 years
The Greatest Values in Suits
For Men and
Young Men
Obtainable in this city, are to be
bad here. This you can easily prove
to your satisfaction. Look where
you will then come and see our
large and superb collection of
Softs and Overcoats at
$10.00 to $25.00
In style/ workmanship, materials,
finish and fit, you can readily see
the superior value of our clothes
over others costing the same. If
you would be posted on the correct
fashions, get the best there is in
wearables and save money, then
come to this store for everything
you need from hat to half hose.
The Avery Clothing House
Yard and office at Railroad Track, near Depot.
Moulding, Sash, Doors, Maple Flooring, Cedar
and Pine Shingles and Cedar and Pine Siding
at lowest prices.
W. P. CHASE, Manager, Princeton, Minn.
D*l*r in
Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard,
Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
Both Telephones.
Mais Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn.
Ads in The Union Bring1
WlllMHIMt I 11V 'I 1 I I I 111 I |11 I I ft 11, 1111 .|i 11
Cotton Batts
Malone Pants
mttens Rugs
Laces Thread
Hooks and Eyes
Staple and Fancy Groceries
mMiiMiiiiiiniMiiiiuiinti 111 ii n
Wool Batts
Duck Coats
Carpet Warp

xml | txt