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ON GAME TRAILS5
Habits of the Buffalo, Deemed
by Many Hunters as Africa's
Most Dangerous Beast, De
scribed by Former President.
N the February Scribner's former
President Theodore Roosevelt in
his article on "African Game
Trails" describes as follows the
habits of the buffalo he saw during a
hunt in which he participated while
a guest at Mr. Heatley's ranch, lying
between the Rewero and Kamiti riv
"As 1 have said before, the buffalo
is by many hunters esteemed the most
dangerous of African game. It is an
enormously powerful beast, with, in
this country, a coat of black hair
which becomes thin in the old bulls
and massive horns which rise into
great bosses at the base, these bosses
sometimes meeting in old age so as
to cover the forehead with a frontier
of horn. Their habits vary much in
different places. Where they are
much persecuted they lie in the dens
est cover and only venture out into
the open to feed at night. But Heat
ley, though he himself had killed a
couple of bulls and the Boer farmer
who was working for him another, had
preserved the herd from outside mo
lestation, and their habits were doubt
less much what they would have been
in regions where man is a rare vis
Grazing Habits of the Buffalo.
"The first day we were on Heatley's
farm we saw the buffalo, to the num
ber of seventy or eighty, grazing in the
open some hundreds of yards from the
papyrus swamp, and this shortly after
noon. For a mile from the papyrus
swamp the country was an absolutely
flat plain, gradually rising into a gen
tle slope, and it was an impossibility
ito approach the buffalo across this
plain save in one way to be mentioned
"Probably when the moon was full
the buffalo came out to graze by night.
But while we were on our hunt the
moon was young, and the buffalo evi
dently spent most of the night in the
papyrus and came out to graze by day.
Sometimes they came out in the early
morning, sometimes in the late even
ing, but quite as often in the bright
daylight. We saw herds come out to
graze at 10 o'clock in the morning
and again at 3 in the afternoon. They
MALE MUFF WEARER.
Says Women Ape His Sex, So He Has
Right to Their Apparel.
Social and artistic St. Louis is in a
fiubbub, and all on account of a huge
The reason is that the muff made its
appearance in the foyer of the Odeon
theater the other night, clutched by
the distinguished fingers of McNair
Ilginfritz, society man, genius and ec
centric, the grandson of the first gov
ernor of Missouri, from whom he got
ils first name.
In refuting the charge of effeminacy
Mr. Ilginfritz says that "in these days
of militant and manly women we poor
men, who are gradually being robbed
of all our distinctive attributes and
claims to superiority as the stronger
sex. have the perfect right to counter
balance the movement, and if we exer
cise a few feminine comforts and priv
ileges surely no one can complain."
I Cleveland's Thirty Cent Egg Club.
Frank S. Krause, a lawyer, of
Cleveland, O., recently began circu
lating pledges for membership in a
"thirty cent egg club." He declares
that 30 cents is the natural price for
eggs and insists that the price can be
kept at that figure if Clevelanders re
fuse to pay more. lie asserts that
eggs are rushed into cold storage
whenever the supply threatens to cut
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Stirring Accou nt of a Critical
Moment During a Buffalo
Hunt How a Charge by. the
Beasts Was Luckily Prevented.
usually remained out several hours,
first grazing and then lying down."
Stalking the Quarry.
How a veteran hunter named Cun
inghame led the hunting* party to
ward the buffalo and a most exciting
as well as critical incident of the hunt
near a small half dried water course
are described,, in the same article by
Mr. Roosevelt, who says:
"We crept up the water course until
about opposite the buffalo, which were
now lying down. Cuninghame peered
cautiously at them, saw there were
two or three and then led us on all
fours toward them. There were patch
es where the grass was short and other
places where it was three feet high,
and after a good deal of cautious
crawling we had covered half the dis
tance toward them when one of them
made us out and several rose from
their beds. They were still at least
200 yards off, a long range for heavy
rifles, but any closer approach was im
possible, and we fired. Both the lead-
FALO HUNTING DANGER AND DIFFICULTY OF BUF-
Photograph by Kermit Roosevelt in February Scribner's.]
ing bulls were hit. and at the shots
there rose from the grass not half a
dozen buffalo, but seventy or eighty,
and started at a gallop parallel to the
swamp and across our front In the
rear were a number of cows and calves,
and I at once singled out a cow and
fired. She plunged forward at the shot
and turned toward the swamp, going
slowly and dead lame, for my bullet
had struck the shoulder and had gone
into the cavity of the chest.
Nearly Charged by the Herd.
"But at this moment our attention
was distracted from the wounded cow
by the conduct of the herd, which,
headed by the wounded bulls, turned
in a quarter circle toward us and drew
up in a phalanx facing us with out
stretched heads. It was not a nice
country in which to be charged by the:
herd, and for a moment things trem
bled in the balance. There was a per
ceptible motion of uneasiness among
some of our followers. 'Stand steady!
Don't run!' called out. 'And don't
shoot!' called out Cuninghame, for to
do either would invite a charge. A
few seconds passed, and then the un
wounded mass of the herd resumed
their flight, and afte a
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wounded bull followed."
"DROME" OUR NEWEST WORD
Professor Bell Declares That's the Way
to Say a Man Flies.
Professor Alexander Graham Bell,
the inventor, has coined a new word.
"In Canada," he said, "we speak of
a man 'droming' from one point to an
"The word aerodrome originated
with a professor of Greek at Johns
Hopkins university, and it means an
"We call our machines 'dromes'
much simpler and more correct, too.
than aeroplanefor the fore and aft
curves in the aerodromes of today
make 'aeroplane' a misnomer. I think
we shall all come to calling them
A New Maine Industry.
A North Anson (Me.) man is mak
ing money raising cats. His specialty
Is Angoras, Persians and coons. He
does not herd them on his own prem
ises, but lets them out among the
The Teddy Bear's Disquiet.
Ah, quite too previous you were,
You brave "Cook's polar bears!"
I'm still in vogue. You're out of style.
My canton flannel dears.
And yet 1 read "back number" in
The fate I have my eye on,
Por Teddy bear must needs give place
To Bwana Tumbo lion.
New York World.
GORDO N I N THE WRON PEW.
Mississippi Senator's Experience In
Colonel James Gordon, Mississippi's
new senator, has learned that there
are two barber shops in the senate
wing of, the capitol building at Wash
ington. This information cost him a!
new silver dollar. The Mississippian
has long hair and a beard, and there
are times when it is worth a dollar
to have a barber give him proper at
tention. In the main basement cor
ridor leading to the house wing there
is a large barber shop for the exclu
sive use of senators. Np charge is
made, for the barbers are paid, by the
government, being carried on the rolls
as messengers or laborers. On the
floor below, in the subbasement, there
is a barber shop, patronized by capitol
employees, where the usual charges
are exacted for shaves, hair cuts, etc.
Senator Gordon went to the capitol
the other day looking for a barber
shop. He accosted a new policeman,
who was unaware of the fact that Mr.
Gordon was a senator. He directed
the senator to the shop used by the
employees. When Mr. Gordon had
been properly "trimmed up" he ten
dered the obsequious negro a silver
dollar. He thought he was in the
shop used by senators, and his dollar
was in the nature of a first call tip.
The barber offered him the change,
but with a' courtly wave of his hand
Colonel Gordon indicated that he de
sired nothing back.
"I'm a senator," he said.
"Is you all?" queried the startled
but doubtful barber.
"Yes I may not look like a senator,
but I am one just the same," replied
Colonel Gordon as he buttoned his
ftfrock coat and left the shop.
Later one of Senator Gordon's
friends told him of his mistake. The
senator said he had got what he went
after, and his friend added, "Yes, you
were in the right church, but the
A WAR WITH JAPAN.
Better Than Their Labor and .Morals,
Says California Senator.
State Senator Frank McGowan of
California in an address before the
convention of building trades of Cali
fornia, the other day at Monterey, Cal.,
declared that the Pacific coast was
threatened with a flood of "the cheap
labor and cheaper morals of Japan."
"It is better," he said, "to have a
war with Japan than to have this
country filled with these people, who
by their cheaper mode of living can
drive out the white man in any occu
pation they enter." He attacked the
last legislature for what he called "its
cowardice in refusing to enact more
vigorous exclusion laws against the
Japanese." "They fawned before Ja
pan for fear of a conflict between our
two civilizations," he said. The only
war McGowan said he feared was a
war between the two standards of life,
in which America would go down to
defeat. COMFORT FOR NEAR-OLD MAID
Woman at Her Best at Twenty-eight.
Says a Chicago Matron.
Is an unmarried woman an "old
maid" at twenty-eight?
Decidedly not, according to Mrs.
Henry Jaffray of Chicago, who ad
dressed the West Side Co-educational
club, 2858 Washington boulevard, the
"An unmarried woman of twenty
eight is an important factor in social
and business life," she said, "and she
probably is better looking* at that age
than at any other. At one period of
our civilization she might have been
an 'old maid.' But that time has
passed. She doesn't have to marry
now unless she wants to. She can
go into business, take up a profession
and do many other things, but she is
not an 'old maid.'"
A large audience of women applaud
ed the sentiment of the speaker.
GUINEA PIGS TO, AID HEALTH.
Illinois Biological Laboratory Will Use
Animals In Milk Tests.
One room of the soon to be estab
lished Illinois biological laboratory is
to be devoted to experiments on guinea
pigs to determine whether cows' milk
contains tuberculosis bacilli, but it is
not probable the guinea pig industry
will begin at once, for the manufac
ture of hog cholera serum will have
right of way over the diagnosis of
But the ordinary" and the guinea
pigs will receive injections when the
laboratory work gets in full swing,
the former of blood from infected
hogs and the latter of milk. Hog
cholera serum is obtained from the
tan of a pig that has been made im
mune by proper infusions of diseased
blood. Governor Harmon Likes White House
During the recent visit of thirty gov
ernors to the White House, Governor
Harmon of Ohio advanced to one of
the south windows and admired the
view stretching to the Potomac.
"How do you like the view?" asked
Governor Brady of Idaho.
"It is fine," replied Governor Har
mon. "This is a splendid house, and
I understand it Is for rent every four
"Are you going to apply for a lease?"
"I shall have to consult Mrs. Har
mon about that," guardedly replied
'Ohio's Democratic executive.
When this story was repeated to
Secretary of State Knox, who also
was present, he inquired, "He hasn't
seen the upstairs rooms yet, though,
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PROGRAM OF EXAMINATIONS
Common School Certificates.
At Princeton, Milaca and Onamla, Febru
ary 3, 4 and 5, 19AO.
Thursday, February 3.
(FIRST GRADB STTJMBS.)
A. M.:00 Enrollment.
3:15 Physical Geography or General
Agriculture may*be taken at some one (only
one) of the above periods, and may be sub
stituted for either Geometry or Physical
Friday, February 4.
(SECOND GRADE STUDIES.)
A. M.8:00 Enrollment.
8:30 Professional Test.
8:45 Composition and Penmanship.
Saturday, February 5.
(SECOND GRADE STUDIES.)
A. M.8:00 U. S. History.
9:45 English Grammar.
If Professional Test consumes less than 60
minutes, Spelling and Arithmetic may begin
not to exceed 30 minutes earlier.
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J. P. PETTERSON, Cashier.
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the gateway through which many colds enter?
If you are wise you will wear extra foot covering, and
naturally you will expect this store to be prepared for you.
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IHERE are two kinds of Job Printingthat which is neat and
artistic and that which possesses neither of these qualities. The
Princeton Union makes it a point to turn out none but the former
kind, and the Union finds this easy because it has the type, machinery
and skilled labor with which to accomplish it.
NotHing Looks Worse Than
Botched Job Printing.
It is a drawback to the business of a merchant or anyone else who uses
it. Botched Job Printing suggests loose methods. Then why not use
the kind printed by the Union? It costs you no more and gives the
public a good impression of your business. The Princeton Union is
prepared to execute every description of
Commercial and Fancy Printing
at short notice and nominal prices. If you are in need of letterheads,
noteheads, billheads, statements, cards, posters, programs, wedding
invitations or any other work in the printing line, an order for the
same placed with the Union will insure its being produced in an at-
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