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EUROPEALMETHODS Politicians Must Talk Under Their
Breath While in or Around
Gov. Eberhart's Offices.
nechanical Espionage Equal to That of
Russia's Czar is Established
at the State Capitol.
Several Czarographs, Wheelographs
or some other kind of graphs have
been installed in the executive offices
in the capitol in St. Paul. But we
will let the wide awake Minneapolis
Tribune reporter describe the "con
servation" machines and how they
will serve his excellency, his* lord
secretary and the other minions and
underlings in and around the execu
tive offices:
"The walls now have ears
office of Governor Eberhart.
terious boxes which collect all
waves, and distribute them through
equally mysterious wires to equally
mysterious points, are now being in
stalled on the desks of Governor Eb
erhart and of Private Secretary
Wheelock. On the desks of the sten
ographers are miniature sound boxes
through which the governor and his
secretary may dictate their letters
without unnecessary exertion.
"It is all being done in the interest
of conservation, energy being looked
upon as one of the natural resources.
"Visitors will have to be careful
of what they say in the future. Think
ing themselves alone, if they should
happen to give utterance to some
honest but not necessarily complimen
tary opinions, there will be no assur
ance that their words are not being
repeated with greatly increased vol
ume in the office of the governor or
of his secretary, or if some stenog
rapher is not jotting down the fatal
"With the switches left open, Private
Secretary Wheelock can hear every
thing that goes on in the governor's
office and vice versa, which will great
ly lessen the physical exertion of both.
"The visitor, not knowing how the
mysterious boxes work, when talking
to the governor, can have no con
fidences from the secretary, for with
those telltale switches left open the
faintest whisper uttered in the gover
nor's room will be heard in Mr.
Wheelock's office."
in the
Death of Mrs. Paul
Mrs. Nelson Paul of Marble,
Minn., died at the Northwestern hos
pital on Thursday, January 13, from
abscess of the brain, aged 58 years 7
months. She was operated on three
weeks previous to her death, but the
best of surgical and medical skill
could not save her life.
The funeral was held at St. Ed
ward's church on Saturday morning
at 10 o'clock, Rev. Father Levings
conducting the services, and the in
terment was in the Catholic cemetery.
The obsequies were attended by all of
Mrs Paul's children, thirteen in
number, her husband, and a large
number of friends. Many beautiful
floral offerings were placed upon the
Mrs. Paul, whose maiden name was
Eliza Lessard, was born in Quebec on
June 9, 1851. She was married to
Nelson Paul at Austin, Minn., in
February, 1867, and fourteen children
were born of the union, thirteen of
whom are living. She at one time
lived in Greenbush and was a member
of the Catholic church there. About
five years ago the family moved to
Marble, Minn.
She is survived by her husband,
Nelson Paul, Marble Minn. Henry,
Spencer Brook Anthony, William,
Peter, Miss Josephine, Miss Eva,
Mrs Rosy Tudburn, Marble Mrs.
Ida Blackbird, Hugo Mrs. Mary
Blair, Greenbush Mrs. Mabel Smith,
Scanlon Louis, Couer d'Alene, Ida
ho Ernest and Simon, Spokane,
They Have Oar Sympathy.
The northwest extends its sympathy
to the afflicted east, yet it cannot but
be thankful for its own equable
climate, free from such winter bliz
zards and from the extreme summer
heat that annually claims its harvest
of death along the Atlantic from sun
Here in Duluth, while New York
and Boston were struggling in snow
drifts with the mercury frozen in the
bulbs of the thermometers, the
weather has been ideal. The sun has
taken the little snow that had fallen,
the autos have been dashing about
with merry parties and skeeing has
been possible only by gathering snow
from secluded spots to place on the
.m$ Jt is nice to live in God's country
where the sun shines and the winds
are tempered to the deserts of a vir-
tuous people. Yet this is one
country, and whatever the sins of the
eastern section, we feel a deep sorrow
for their afflictions even though they
may be a deserved punishment.
Some people must live there. The
ocean traffic demands this. Even
though the soil is rather barren and
the landscape bleak, that country
must be inhabited. All cannot live in
this blessed northwest of sunshine
and plenty and we appreciate that it
is partly in our service that some are
condemned to make their homes along
that line of storm land.
Nor can we wholly blame them for
a rebellious wickedness which is in
deed to be expected fro'm those who
are committed to a hades of alternate
ice and blistering heat.Duluth News
Another One Waxes Warm.
Mr. Editor: "Scribe" in last
week's Cambridge paper accuses the
republicans of defeating temperance
legislation. I don't know much about
politics or politicians, but I do know
that there was hardly one democrat
in the last legislature who voted for
county option, and there were 18 or 20
democrats in the house. I also know
that it has been openly charged and
has never been denied that the late
Governor John A. Johnson had the
solid support of the Brewers' and
Liquor Dealers' association in his
three campaigns for governor, and
it is a notorious fact that Governor
Johnson never made a single recom
mendation in favor of temperance
legislation while he was governor,
and yet many good citizens of our
county were urged and importuned to
vote for him because he was "an ad
vocate of temperance." Away with
such inconsistency.
Now we have a candidate for gov
ernor on the republican side who also
professes to be a good christian man
and a friend of temperance, and the
first thing he did when he was made
lieutenant governor in 1907 was to
appoint Billy Hamm's attorney chair
man of the temperance committee of
the senate. Billy Hamm, St. Paul's
big brewer, is the head and front of
the whiskey and beer interests in this
state. For one I am sick and tired
of liars and hypocrites, be they re
publicans or democrats. I was fooled
into voting for Johnson in 1904, but
I would like i see anyone fool me
into voting for Eberhart in 1910. We
need more independence and less
bigotry in Isanti county.
Wyanett, Jan. 16.
In the Four Newspapers of County.
The matter of the official county
printing was up before the county
commissioners at their meeting last
week, and the board accepted the bid
of the Princeton Union to publish
all official matters of the county in
the four newspapers of the county, the
Princeton Union, The Mille Lacs
County Times, the Onamia Breeze,
and the Wahkon Enterprise, at one
rate for all insertions.
This arrangement will give the ut
most publicity to county affairs at a
minimum cost, and is a plan that is
being generally adopted throughout
the state. Under this arrangement
the Times will be able to furnish our
readers with all the official news of
the county during the ensuing year.
The board is to be commended on
their good sense in accepting a bid
that fulfills the purpose of the law in
every respect, and affords every tax
payer an opportunity to see how
county affairs are being conducted
Milaca Times.
High School Orchestra.
A high school orchestra has recent
ly been organized composed of
teachers and pupils. The following
are members: Miss Marjorie Smith,"
director: Miss Abigail Switzer,
mandolin Miss Elsie Hull, mandolin
Charles Umbehocker, cornet William
Roos, cornet Adena Lundquist,
piano Marjorie Smith, violin
Donald Marshal, violin Herbert
Smith, violin.
Only two practices have been held
but it is evident that a first-class
orchestra will be developed. Miss
Smith has had experience in directing
orchestras and she seems to be well
qualified for this kind of work. This
orchestra will furnish one of the
numbers at the Eighth grade piano
entertainment to be given in the high
school assembly hall on January 28.
Reception for Congregational Minister.
An informal reception was given to
Rev. and Mrs. Fisher and family at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
Petterson on Saturday evening.
The house was fairly crowded with
people who gathered to pay their
respects to the new occupants of the
Congregational parsonage. The
event was a very pleasant social
affair, games and other amusements
comprising the pastimes, and a
bountiful supper was served to the
St. Edward's Court, No.
i- "t
Held Its Annual Installation
on Sunday, Jan. i6th.
Lady Maccabees and Rebekabs In-
stalled Officers on January 18
and 19 Respectively.
St. Edward's court, No. 1266,
Catholic order of Foresters, installed
its officers for the current year at its
hall in the opera house building on
Sunday evening. There was a large
attendance of members and a very
attractive program consisting of
music, speeches, etc., had been ar
ranged for the occasion. The princi
pal address was delivered by Rev.
Father Levings "for the good of the
order." It was virtually an extem
poraneous speech and during its ren
dition the members wept and laughed
alternately. Father Levings is a
cracker]ack" when it comes to the
point of delivering an address which
will appeal forcibly to the emotions
he changed the countenances of the
listeners with kaleidoscopic rapidity.
Other speakers made short addresses
but they paled into insignificance be
side that of Father Levings. Be it
said, however, for Mictfael Kaliher,
that he told some particularly inter
esting Irish stories, which he tried to
palm off for original productions.
Herb. Anderson's orchestra was pres
ent and played a number of pretty se
lections, but jigs upon this occasion
were strictly barred. Miss Edna
Whitney also gave a piano solo and
Louis Jesmer's little daughter sang a
Louis Lessard acted in the capacity
of deputy high chief ranger during
the installation and Ernest Trunk and
F. C. Corteau as sentinels.
Following the installation of officers
an oyster supper was served and there
were toasts galore drank in black
coffee. After this Past Chief Ranger
Martin Brands conducted the Fores
ters to the opera house and treated
them to a representation of "Ben
Hur" from his motiograph, but
Father Levings emphatically refused
to lecture upon this particular occa
The officers installed were as follows:
Jerry Kalkman, chief ranger M. J.
Brands, past chief ranger Michael
Kaliher, viee 'chief ranger Joseph
Hoehn, treasurer Joseph Payette, re
cording secretary A. N. Lenertz,
financial secretary Rev. Father Lev
ings, spiritual director and speaker.
Lady Maccabees
The L. O. T. M. installed the follow
ing officers at the regular meeting on
Tuesday evening: Past commander,
Colista F. Young commander, Annie
King lieutenant commander, Fanny
Herdliska record keeper, Josephine
Zimmerman finance auditor, Chris
tine Smith chaplain, Delia MeCue
sergeant, Genevieve Grow mistress
at arms, Sylvia Hatcher sentinel,
Hilda Nelson picket, Abbie Hill. A
supper and an enjoyable social time
Last evening the Rebekah lodge in
stalled the following officers for the
year 1910: Noble grand, Nettie Jaax
vice grand, Clara Westling secretary,
Fannie Herdliska financial secretary,
Margaret I. King treasurer, Annie
King right support of noble grand,
Georgia Smith left support of noble
grand, Selma Fredricks right sup
port of vice grand, Josephine Zim
merman left support of vice grand,
Ingva Berg warden, Allie Van
Alstein conductor, Ida M. Whitney
chaplain, Viola Wedgewood inside
guardian, Ida Bryson outside guar
dian, Oswald King. The installing
officers were Fannie Herdliska, district
deputy Lillian Van Alstein, grand
marshal Josephine Zimmerman,
grand warden Agnes Peterson, grand
secretary, and Selma Fredricks, grand
treasurer. Light refreshments were
served at the close of the ceremonies.
Annihilating the Microbes
Robert Clark made an onslaught
on the microbes in the county officials'
rooms on Monday. He turned on his
germicide pump and filled the atmo
sphere with effluvia and defunct
bacteria. Jim, the court house mas
cot, immediately pulled stakes and
scooted for homehe preferred para
sites in his coat to contact with bug
killer. Judge Sanford likes the
"bouquet" of the stuff but thinks it
clogs up the nasal passages, while Ed
Whitney said he would have to wash
his head with eau de Cologne before
he dared cross the threshold of his
home. All the other county officials
are opposed to the germicide, but Mr.
Clark insists that every microbe in
the building must be destroyed and
that settles it.
Floating Indebtedness of the County
Should be Funded and a Sav-
lag in Interest Effected.
West Branch Telephone Meeting.
The annual meeting of the West
Branch Farmers' Rural Telephone
company was held on Saturday,
January 15, at the school house in
Milo, district 7, when the following
officers were elected:
President, B. G. Benson vice
president, R. Silvernes secretary,
Henry Uglem treasurer, Daniel Sund
berg trustees, R. P. Morton, Archie
Taylor and John Lind.
The following resolutions were
adopted by the stockholders:
Resolved, that the secretary shall
collect exchange dues one year in ad
Resolved, that assessments of two
dollars on each 'phone shall be
Resolved, that a telephone directory
be printed and that each member shall
'pay his share toward such directory.
Resolved, that a card of instruc
tions be issued to each member and
that the sum of ten cents be charged
every person not a member who uses
the line.
Resolved, that the company shall
purchase batteries and the manager
install same wheresoever he finds
them needed, each member-to pay the
expenses incurred.
The above resolutions are printed
for the benefit of those members who
were not in attendance at the meeting.
Henry Uglem, Secretary.
Race Suicide and Sociology.
Directly opposed to the Roosevelt
protest against "race suicide" is the
view of Prof. Edward A. Ross, pro
fessor of sociology in the University
of Wisconsin, that an unchecked birth
rate really tends to race suicide be
cause it tends to add to the numbers
of the unfortunate class of people
known to the sociologist as the miser
able substratum.
If the number of children in a fam
ily outrun the family means, the chil
dren cannot receive the proper care,
nurture and education. A growing
recognition of this fact has led during
the last thirty years to a fall in the
birth-rate among all the white races
of the world but the Slavic.
France started the movement about
,1 *f 1 t* Isr i I I
BUt Suitable Legislation flust First be rate during the past forty years
Enacted to Enable the State
to Loan to Counties.
Chapter 245 general laws of 1909
prbvides that the county board of any
county in this state may issue and
negotiate the bonds of said county to
take up the outstanding floating in
debtedness thereof now existing (on
ApVil 19, 1909). It is further provid
ed ihat the bonds so issued shall be
made payable one-fifteenth on De
cember 1, 1910, and one-fifteenth each
December 1st until 1924, and that the
rate of interest shall not exceed five
per cent.
It was thought at the last meeting
of the county commissioners that it
would be advisable for this county to
wipe out its floating indebtedness by
issuing bonds under the provisions of
chapter 245, and that the state might
make the loan from its permanent
funds at four per cent interest. But
the constitutional proviso that the
state cannot make a loan fcfr a
shorter period than five nor for a
longer period than twenty years con
flicts with the provision in chapter
245 which provides that one-fifteenth
of the principal shall be paid annu
ally, hence the loan could not be ob
tained from the state.
Under the peouliar provision of
chapter 245 requiring one-fifteenth of
the principal to be paid annually it is
extremely doubtful if the bonds would
be taken by private parties, certainly
not at less than five per cent.
Then again, if bonds are issued it
can be only in an amount equal to
the floating indebtedness existing at
the date of the approving of the act,
April 19, 1909. Since that time the
floating indebtedness has been con
siderably increased.
Under all the circumstances perhaps
it would be as well to wait until the
next session of the legislature, when a
law that will permit the loaning of
*ts& permanent funds to ounces to,
fund their floating indebtedness can
be enacted.
The proper and only thing for the
county to do is to fund its floating in
debtedness,' thus saving at least two
per cent interest on outstanding
orders, and then keep out of debt in
the future. But, as already remark
ed, perhaps it would be as well to de
fer action until suitable legislation
can be enacted.
generation ago. England followed
in 1878 the Scandinavian countries in
the eighties Australasia in 1888
Austria-Hungary, Germany, Belgium
and Italy in the nineties. In the
United States, in spite of the immi
gration of prolific races, there has
been a steady decrease in the birth-
Eighth brad* Entertainment
On Friday evening, January 28, the
pupils of the Eighth grade will give a
musical and literary entertainment in
the assembly room of the high school
for the benefit of the piano fund. A
Burns' program will be presented in
honor of the one hundred and fifty
first anniversary of the great Scottish
poet's birth. Included int he musical
numbers of the progam will be
selections by the newly-organized high
school orchestra. An admission of 15
and 25 cents will be charged.
Potatoes Galore
The professor tells us that his in
vestigations in France, where the an
nual birth and death rates are about
even, show great improvement in the
condition of all classes. Germany,
which used to boast of its annual roll
of 800,000 more births than deaths,
and calj it an annual victory over
iri___^- v- i 6*o Bum lui&s cuuceni. mere
ESfa change are thirty-five members in this choir
heart.Therexperienced is no longer a belief
that it is a woman's duty to bring as
many children as possible into the
The ideal marriage and a proper
sense of parental responsibility would
involve in all cases, according to
Prof. Ross' theory, the rearing of a
family of children so proportioned to
the family income as not to be a
burden to the parents or a menace to
the state by increasing its poverty
stricken class. More than this must
inevitably lead to national deteriora
tion.Minneapolis Tribune.
Fifty-two cars of potatoes, most of
them Triumphs, were standing on the
tracks in the railroad yards yester
day morning waiting to be transport
ed south. A portion of the cars were
taken out by the regular freight yes
terday afternoon and the remainder
will be moved as soon as possible.
The bulk of these potatoes will go to
Texas for seed purposes. When it
comes to raising potatoes the country
in the vicinity of Princeton beats the
Moving Picture Shows.
There will be a moving picture show
at Brands' opera house tomorrow
(Friday) evening at 8 o'clock and
Saturday evening at 8, when the fol
lowing special program, comprising
some hand colored pictures, will be
produced: Ali Raba, Forty Thieves,
A Gambler's Fate, A Clever Tailor,
Jim's Apprenticeship and Macbeth.
Don't miss it. There will also be a
show next Monday and Tuesday
No Assessors Elected. This Year.
Save in towns and villages operat
ing under special laws all assessors
elected last year will hold office until
1911. The law reads: "All assessors
in towns or villages affected by this
act, elected at the annual town meet
ing or village election in 1909, or who
are appointed to fill a vacancy, shall
hold office until their successors are
elected and qualified in 1911."
A Big Lot of Horses.
I have received a large number of
excellent horses, in fact ray barn is
full of them. They are all sound
native horses, young and strong.
You will find among them horses
suitable for farm work, driving or
riding purposes. Make your selection
now while the number to choose from
is large.
4-tf Aulger Rines.
He Dare Not Answer
Some inquisitive people persist in
asking Gov. Eberhart what he knows
about county option,
a man in high office in Minnesota
not obliged ta-answer everyc fool
question he is asked,unless he wants
to lose his job.Ortonville Herald
Wreck on N
A west bound Northern
passenger train left the track two miles
west of New Salem on Tuesday even
ing. About 100 passengers were in
jured, some severely, but no one was
killed outright. A broken rail was
the cause of the wreck.
Unclaimed. .Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn.,
January 17, 1910: Mr. T. H. Eobn,
Rev. P. J. Thul, E. Davis (foreign).
Please call for advertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, P. M.
Hatching- the Shade
"What is this?" inquired the dealer.
"That's a cigar stump," exclaimed
the Christmas shopper. "One of the
kind my husband smokes. I want to
match it. Got anything in that
shade?"Pittsburg Post.
4 t~
Choir of Methodist Church Will Give
"Ye Old Tyme" Entertain-
ment at Opera House.
A Chorus Uader Direction of Mrs. C. A.
Caley and Anderson's Orches-
tra Will Participate.
Tonight, at the opera house, the
members of the Methodist choir, under
the direction of Mrs. C. A. Caley,
will give an old folks' concert. There
and the program to be presented is
unique in every way. Among those
who will take solo parts are Mrs. C.
A. Caley, vocalist Miss Smith,
violinist Miss Lundquist, pianist,
and Dr. Lester, mandolinist. Ander
son's orchestra, consisting of three
pieces, will discourse a number of
selections and there will also be sing
ing by a quartet, recitations, speeches
and readings. The concert will be
first-class in every way and those
who attend will get their money's
Following the concert the Ladies'
Aid society will furnish doughnuts
and coffee and home-made candies.
Tickets for the concert are 35 cents
each and they may be reserved by
taking the same to Avery's Clothing
house and paying an additional 15
Taft's Conservation message
Complications brought about by the
Pinchot-Ballinger affair were ignored
by President Taft in the special con
servation message which he submitted
to congress on Friday. The president
urges that congress proceed immedi
ately to dispose of the Taft-Ballinger
conservation program without await
ing the outcome of the congressional
investigation of the Ballinger-Pinchot
In a plea for better treatment of the
soil, so as to assure larger crops and
lasting productivity, the president
places scientific farming at the head
of the list of conservation aids.
All of the proposed conservation
projects, with the exception of the
forest and inland waterways recom
mendations, the president says, have
been embodied in a series of bills pre
pared by Secretary of the Interior
Ballinger and these bills will be intro
duced in congress. The following
conservation projects are advocated
by President Taft:
Saving of soil by more scientific
farming methods.
Legislation for the conservation of
the public lands.
The safeguarding of power sites
along rivers in the public domain.
The validating of the withdrawals
from entry made by the secretary of
the interior or under the disputed
"supervisory power."
A detailed classification of public
lands according to their use.
The disposition of agricultural and
mineral resources of the same por
tions of the public lands separately.
The rapid completion of the recla
mation projects now under way, and
a $30,000,000 bond issue to finish and
extend these projects.
The extension of the activities of
the forest service.
Carrying out of an extensive pro
gram of inland waterway improve
A Man Who Knows How to Farm
Chas. Murray was down from his
stock farm at Pease on Thursday.
This was his first trip to Princeton for
many weeks. He has been laid up
with a severe attack of pleurisy and
his many friends here were glad to
see him around again. Mr. Murray
is one of the best farmers in this part
Thank heaven [of the country and pays particular
attention to the-raising of blooded
cattlef He is also a first-class deer
hunter, but the boys say that, upon
his last expedition, he forgot to load
his gun when standing on a stump in
a runway and that a buck and doe
Pacific trotted past and laughed at him. But
then those hunting chaps will say
almost anything.
Ben flan Will Tackle Grosso
Ben Hass of this village will wrestle
a finish match with Antonio Grosso of
Minneapolis on Friday evening,
January 28, at the armory. The one
who gets two falls out of three wins
the match. Grosso is said to be a
terror in mat work, but he will doubt
less find his equal, if not superior, in
Ben Hass.
New Shoemaker's Shop.
Adam Schmidt has started a shoe
maker's shop one door west of River
side hotel, where all kinds of repairs
will be neatly executed. Shoes which
were left with John Ax at Allen's
*tore for repair will be found at
Adam Schmidt's shop. 4-2tc

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