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Funeral of Alexander McDougall of riilo Held From St. Edward's Church This Morning. .Many Old Friends Follow Remains of This Noble-Hearted Man to Last Resting Place. Funeral services over the remains of Alexander McDougall, who died at his home in Milo township on Thiurs day morning, February 3,-and a brief notice of whose death appeared in last week's Union, were held at St. Ed ward's church this morning at 10:30 and the interment was in* the Prince ton Catholic cemetery. Rev. Father Levings conducted the impressive services and paid a high tribute to the memory of the fine old man who had been called to realms where sorrow and trouble abideth not. The funeral was largely attended, for Mr. McDougall was known far and near, and was highly respected. He was an honorable mana man who did to others as he would be done by and a man whose quaint personality always made friends. "Mac," as he was familiarly known to us, was a good story teller, and it was particu larly interesting to listen to him and the late "Ben" McKenzie, when they came in contact, vie with each other a friendly spirit of coursein re lating incidents of bygone days. Alexander McDougall was born at Glengary, Canada, on February 8, 1835, and was consequently 75 years of age. He came to the United States in 1863 and settled at Glencoe, Minn., where, on September 25, 1868, he was married to Miss Rosliea Corniea. In 1889 he moved to St. Paul and later settled on the farm in Milo township where he passed away. His wife died on February 10, 1885. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, viz., Alexander of Vancouver, Washington Joseph of Hillyard, Washington WilHam, Mrs. Patrick Gannon and Mrs. Annie Fitzgibbons of Princeton, and Mrs. David Looney of Baldwin. Three daughters are dead. Village Council. All members were present at the regular monthly meeting on February 3 and the following business was dis posed of: The petition of Harry Shockley and John F. Petterson praying that the alley running east and west between lots 9 and 10. in block 9, Damon's addition to Princeton, be closed, was heard and, by a unanimous vote of the council, said alley was ordered closed as prayed. Anton Falk and Sjoblom Bros. were granted renewals of liquor licenses. Tom Post's salary was placed at $70 per month, he to perform the duties of village marshal in addition to tak ing charge of the village team. A resolution was passed demanding payment by the county of $100 for use of the village jail for the past year, as per bill rendered to the com missioners. Upon failure of the board to comply with this request the village recorder was instructed to de mand the delivery to him of the keys of said jail. J. C. Borden, Ira G. Stanley and Clifton Cravens were selected by the council to act as judges at the village election on March 8. Enumerators Examined The following candidates for census enumerators filled out examination papers, under the supervision of Post master Briggs, at the high school building on Saturday afternoon: John D. Sarver, Dalbo J. A. Ovreby, Grove Wills, Axel Broman, Walter Halstrom, Hubert O. Nelson, C. A. Woodward, S. B. Terwiliigar, Carl E. Eckdall, Wm. T. Hofferbert, John Fullwiler, Reno W. Diedrick, A. J. Franzen, Milaca G. C. Evan son, Foreston John D. Timmers, Harry Van de Reifc, Pease J. A. rstad Freer Frank H. Loucks, M. M. Stroeter, Princeton19 in ail. The papers have been forwarded by Mr. Briggs to the census supervisor for this district, B. L. Hollister of Aitkin, who will in due course of time notify the applicants whether or not they passed the examination. Rather One-Sided. The Wahkon Enterprise intimates that there was quite a strenuous fight, among the county commissioners over the detaching of certain territory from school district No. 1 and attaching the same to districts Nos. 18 and 33. Not much of a scrapfour to one. Commissioner Cater protested vigor ously against the action of his colleagues on the board had the territory been taken from district No. 1 for the purpose of organizing new districts he would not have objected but, he claimed, district No. 1 ought to retain the territory in question until such time as it could be organ ized as separate,districts. It matters little, however, for it is only a ques tion of time when district No. 1 will lose all its territory outside of Prince ton village and town and a few forties in Baldwin township. Harder and Suicide at Walker. Walt McDonald, ex-saloon keeper and all around tough, quarreled with Howard Sexton, day clerk in the hotel Chase at Walker, last Thursday afternoon, went to his home secured a revolver returned and shot Sexton four times. McDonald then retired to his home and defied arrest. ^The sheriff and a posse guarded the house until Saturday morning when upon an entrance being effected it was found that McDonald had committed suicide by shooting himself through the head. McDonald's wife was with him in the house until Friday afternoon when her brother from Cass Lake came and took her away with him. Sexton died Saturday. McDonald had an un savory reputation and was known as a desperate character, and the sur prising thing is that Sexton made no effort to get out of his way or defend himself. When McDonald left to get his gun it seems as if Sexton should have been on his guard and shot first. Town Settlement Day Town boards must meet on Tues day, March 1, for the purpose of auditing and settling all charges against their respective towns also to prepare a report showing the financial condition of the town to gether with an estimate of the sums necessary to be raised for the current expenses of the ensuing year, to be submitted to the voters at the annual town meeting. A copy of such report must be posted at the place of holding the town meeting at least half an hour before the time for opening the polls. Such report must also be publicly read at the town meeting by the clerk. Wetter's Lightning Rods. J. A. Wetter, the well known and prominent farmer of Long Siding, was in town on business Thursday, having been over to Foreston to attend the meeting of the Glendorado Farmers Insurance Co. He gave a demonstration of his lightning rod apparatus before the meeting which proved very interesting and in structive. The custom of protecting property by means of the new light ning rod system, represented in this section by Mr. Wetter, is becoming quite general throughout the country, and it is proving a practical and safe investment, no property ever being struck after the system is installed. Milaca Times. Cat-Glass Glove Box. One of the newest acquisitions of cut-glass for a woman's dressing table is a glove box with a lid that may be lifted on or off at will. The up-to-date American woman, however, keeps the family table well supplied with golden grain belt beer. You will find it a delightful drink for the whole family at all times and on all occasions. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplipd by Sjoblom Bros., wholesale dealers, Princeton. In a Class by Himself. Any man who can fill the pulpit in an orthodox church on Sunday and address a Bottlers' convention on Monday certainly can go some. And a man who can stand alongside of Jeffries and later in a body of governors with President Taft as a centerpiece and be photographed all in the same week is positively in a class all by himself.Cambridge Independent-Press. 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 stroqg. 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. Unclaimed Letters. List of letters remaining unclaimed at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn., February 7,1910: Miss Louise Davis, Mr. George L. Huber, Miss Delia Larson, Mr. Bernhart Sumser, Mrs. Ada Davis (foreign). Please call for advertised letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M. Areas Discovers a Difference The Princeton Union remarks that a republican in Portugal is virtually the same as a democrat in the United States. The Union is wrong as there is quite a difference. The republicans of Portugal have a chance of some time coming into power.Todd County Argus. B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1910. GERMANY^CAPITAL Dr. Walsh Writes Interestingly of Its Doctors, Barbers, Laundries and Its Vile Cigars. Oerman Doctors Are Strong on Diag- nosis but Not Upto Americans in Treating Diseases. Berlin, Jan. 24, 1910. I have been here now eight weeks and although I intended writing you about Berlin long ago, when night came I did not feel like* writing. The* struggle of arousing my latent knowledge of German so that I could read the bill of fare in the restaurants and gather in some knowledge from the medical climes has been such a strain that when night came I was ready to rest. Now that I am getting somewhat used to my new conditions I will try and tell you something of the place and my impressions. Berlin is a beautiful city of between two and a half and three million in habitants, filled with squares adorned with statues and having fine educa tional institutions, and grim barracks, some on its main streets, wherein are housed 27,000 soldiers. As it is the chief manufacturing city of Germany ft has somewhat the bustle and chesti ness of our Chicago, pike Chicago, it is the Mecca for all Germans who strive to live by their wits alone. To the sightseer it offers clean, *ell kept streets, good hotels, good trans portation facilities about the city, as it has an elevated steam road, over and underground electric roads, to gether with autos and carriages in abundance at reasonable prices. Its public buildings are fine and its art collections good, although some other cities have better art galleries. Its parks, and especially Potsdam, the summer home of the emperor, are places well worth seeing. By night the numerous theaters offer good enter tainment. To the students of medicine the hospitals and clinics offer great ad vantages. The professors are among the best in the world as lecturers and diagnosticians, but then you have said all% Their treat ment is far behind that of the United States. Our methods of handling disease are far superior. We are as far ahead of them in this as we are in railroad transportation. Their chances of improvement in this direction will be slow, as they imagine themselves the fountain-head of all medical knowledge. Their specialty is diagnosis and that is what we come to learn of them, and in this they are fine. In chemical and microscopic examinations of diseased conditions they lead the world. In treatment both England and America are far ahead, while in surgery the United States beats them all. Even the German sits up and takes notice of our brilliant doings in surgery. There are three things which we Americans look for here but never finda good barber shop, a good laundry or a good c'gar. The barber is a good natured joke. The first time I went in the chairs were all full so I sat down and began to inspect the shop and its contents. The barber chair is a simple arm chair, cane seat and back with wooden head rest, below which is a roll of pink paper, a sheet of which is used to cover the head-rest each time in place of a towel. The patrons do not re move coat or collar while being operated upon. Some in fact had their overcoats on while being shaved. The process is very rapid. For a shave five minutes is the usual time. For a hair-cut the barber informed me he was not expected to take more than ten minutes, usually from seven to eight minutes. I had a hair-cut, beard-trim and shampoo in 24 minutes. He solemnly told me he had taken so much time with me because I was an American that he could have and usually did take but fifteen or eighteen minutes for the same work: but he knew we demanded more atten tion than the Germans. The skill and reputation of many barbers is in training the mustache to the upper curve, same as the kaiser's. The fellow that is most expert at that is the popular barber. You don*fc get much in these shops and you don't pay much. Hair-cut, beard-trim and shampoo cost me one mark and twenty pfeninga mark is 20 cents and a pfening equals two mills of our money. The twenty pfening is the tip. A tip is always expected and given for all service rendered in addition to pay for that service. On street cars even you give a five pfening tip often, especially if you ask the conductor a question when paying your fare. The laundries can destroy clothing even more rapidly than an American steam laundry, and you know that is going some. In staiching the neck band of the shirt they are extremely liberal with the starch. You find the back of the shirt a hand's breadth from the band has received its full quota of starch as well as the band itself. You can't get laundry back inside of a week unless you live in one of the large hotels. The laundries possess all the faults but none of the virtues of a modern laundry. Cigar smoking is not a pleasure and solace as at home. You have gone into a hotel dining room, looked over the bill of fare. It appeared good. You were hungry, have ordered your dinner and anticipated a good feast. It came on badly cooked and material of inferior quality y ate it, being hungry but it gave you no pleasure and# you didn*t go there again, if you could dine -elsewhere. It's so with the German cigar. The store looks all right the cigars in the box look pretty fair but there the goodness ends. They are rank, and like the dinner, fill one with disgust rather than joy. In spite of these little drawbacks this is a great place to study. For the doctor it is fine, as he sees much and can practice on these patients until'he becomes expert in the use of all medical and surgical instruments. I often feel sorry for the patients as some of the doctors are by no means gentle and often hurt the patient un necessarily. As they are accustomed to being handled roughly by their own doctors, they endure our clumsi ness with new instruments which often cause pain. For the reason the German patient will stand for it the German professors can and do try anything new. The patient is looked upon as material to be used for the advancement of science. When we go to the-American patient we have to know, what we are doing, and use instruments skillfully and with the least amount of pain possible, or we lose them as patients. A German doc tor would not do much in the United States if he handled patients as roughly as they do in the policlinics here. These places surely offer great advantages to learn to be skillful in diangosis./ With the German the diag^Si4* Jibe thing, the treatment is only a secondary consideration. The diagnosis is scientific, you know, and that he always has in mind. He seems to lose sight of the fact that the patient has any interest in the matter. In treatment of disease they can't compare with the United States. Diag nosis is their strong point and that is what we come for, and I am highly pleased so far with what I have gotten from them. Remember me kindly to all my Princeton friends. Will write you again before long. You know I am a very poor correspondent. think of you all very often and will be glad to be home again. I wants however, to take advantage of the opportunities here as much as possible before re turning, as I know their value. E. Freeman Walsh. Distribution of Potato Cars. A meeting was held last night at the offices of M. S. Rutherford & Co., at which P. B. Beidelman of St. Paul, general agent of the refrigerator ser vice of the Great Northern railroad was present, to discuss the method which prevails of distributing cars among the potato buyers at this point. President Skahen of the Commercial club presided at the meeting. Mr. Beidelman came here for the purpose of hearing the versions of the buyers, a number of whom were present, with a view of having any inequitable fea tures removed. W. H. Ferrell stated that the method of distribution was altogether wrong in that the cars were apportioned to the number of ware houses instead of to the quantity of potatoes which were to be shipped, and other buyers gave their respect ive views of the matter. Mr. Beidel man obtained such information as was forthcoming for the purpose of layino- it before other officials of the road, who will pass upon it. Potato Embargo Raised. The potato men breathe easier this week. The arrival of several strings of freight cars has relieved the con gestion, and more cars are in sight. Great Northern officials are strain ing every nerve to improve the situa tion, and several hundred cars are promised within the next two weeks. It is to be hoped that there will be no further serious delay in securing cars to move the seed stock south. Notice. An opportunity is now open at the Northwestern Hospital Training School for Nurses for two young women desirous of becoming trained graduate nurses. A small salary attached. For particulars address Dr. H^ C. Cooney, Princeton, Minn. A WEEK'SWEDDfflGS Peter L. Roadstrom and Miss Ruth M. Lundqulst ITarriedat the Swe- dish Lutheran Church. Clair A. Smith and Miss Ludia A. Lessard United in Wedlock- Two Other ilarriages. Peter L. Roadstrom and Miss Ruth M. Lundquist were married at 8:30 o'clock on Tuesday evening at the Swedish Lutheran church in this village and over a hundred persons were in attendance at the nuptials. The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, who also conducted the marriage ceremony, and the brides maid was Miss Agnes Johnson of St. Paul. The groom was attended by *his brother, Charles. Miss Adena Lundquist, the bride's sister, played the wedding inarch from Lohengrin and Mrs. C* A.-Caley sang two pretty vocal solos, "O, Happy Day" and "O, Promise Me." Artistic decora tions of sword ferns and smilax were twined about the altar. Miss Lundquist was gowned in a delightful creation of white satin and wore a tulle veil. She carried a shower bouquet of roses. The brides maid's dress was of embroidered white material and the bouquet which she carried was of white carnations and maidenhair ferns. From the church the bridal party re paired to the home of Rev. Lundquist, where a reception was held and a bounteous supper was served. The house decorations were of smilax and the gifts bestowed upon the young people were numerous and costly. Vocal solos were rendered during the evening by Mrs. C. A. Caley, Richard Anderson, Miss Agnes Johnson and Wm. Oakley and a very happy time was passed. The groom is one of the enterprising y^oung business men of Princeton, and he is fortunate indeed in securing so charming a bridea young lady who is accomplished and esteemed. Mr. and Mrs. Roadstrom left this morning for a trip to Minneapolis and Duluth and upon their return will make their temporary residence at the home of the bride's farther, Rev. August Lundquist. Relatives and others from out of town who attended the wedding were Mrs. Andrew Roadstrom, Misses Emma and Anna Roadstrom, mother and sisters of the groom Miss Ger trude Bjorkquist, Red Lodge, Mon tana Miss Mabel Chilman, Miss Agnes Johnson, Miss Emma Ander son, Richard Anderson, Wm. Oakley, Carl Carlson, St. Paul: Heyno Wikeen, Minneapolis. Smith-Legftard On Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Smith, their son, Clair A., was married to Miss Ludia M. Lessard. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lessard. Rev. J. O. Fisher of the Congregational church performed the ceremony and the witnesses were Misses Bessie Smith and Ellen Bigelow. Many friends of the con tracting parties were present and Miss Edna Boyn played Lohengrin's wedding march on the piano. The bride's gown was of slate colored broadcloth and she carried a bouquet of carnations. Many pretty gifts were bestowed upon the young couple. Mr. and Mrs. Smith left for the twin cities on Saturday morning and returned to Princeton on Monday evening. They will make their home with the groom's parents for the time being. Mr. Smith is baggageman at the Great Northern depot in this village, and his bride is one of the charming young ladies of Brickton. Moore-Cbamberlain. Clark Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Moore, who formerly resided at Spencer Brook, but now of Los Goats, California, and Miss Jennie Chamberlain, were married at San Francisco on January 19. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Chamberlain. Mr. Moore is part owner of a large furniture store at Los Gatos. After a two weeks' bridal tour the young people have taken up their home at 142 University avenue, Los Gatos. The groom is a brother of Frank Moore, who lives at Spencer Brook. Kennedy-Kelson. Guy L. Kennedy and Miss Ella M. Nelson, both of Foreston, were mar ried fcy Judge Sanford in his office at the court house on Monday. The witnesses were Roy Wetsel and Andrew Kennedy. Judge Sanford has a very pretty ceremony "which he uses upon such occasions. The form embodies all VOLUME XXXIV. NO. 7 the essentials and is beautifully worded, Other judges of probate would do well to send for a copy. School Report. District 7. Principal roomNumber of pupils enrolled, 40: average attendance in days, 17. Those who attended twenty days are Edward Almlie, Selma Bleed, Dewey, Clair and Ray Bemis, Frank, Lillian and Marie Gramer, Gladys Hughes, Elmer and Esther Normandin, Pearl Raiche, Harry Sandquist, Albin and Walter Strom beck, Jessie Vernon. Promoted from fourth to fifth grade arithmetic, Harry Sandquist. Alma Hermanson, Teacher. Primary roomNumber of pupils enrolled, 29 average attendance in days, 18. Promoted to principal room at Christmas, Pearl Raiche and and Charley Reibestein. Those who attended twenty days are Oscar and Myrtle Almlie, Ernest Eckberg, Esther and Walter Freschaltz, Olga Guderian, Milton and Hazel Hess, Elzaior Normandin, Clarence and Jesse Warner, Harley Hughes, Victar Sandquist and Carl Bergman. Pauline E. Trunk, Teacher. School Report, District 32. School report of district 32, Milo township, for the month ending February 4: Enrollment for the month, 41 average daily attendance, 35.2 average number of days attended by each pupil, 17.16. Those perfect in attendance during the month are Elmer, Eugene and Oscar Axel, Glen Blakely, Tilda and Aleck Bostrom, Charles, Clifford and Lloyd Hammill, Esther and Edwin Kall strom, Rueben and George Larin and Henry Olson. Those absent only one day or less are Evera and Dora Anderson and Ruth Kallstrom. Mary M. Hiller, Teacher. School Report, District lO Report of Greenbush school, dis trict 10, for the school month ending February 4, 1910: Number of pupils enrolled, 35 number of days taught, 20 average daily attendance, 33. Those perfect in attendance were Clarabell Fullwiler, Virgil, Frank, Floyd and Jessie Harmon, Leon and Albert Rocheford, Real and Hazel Robideau, Joel and Laura Tilley, Oscar and Irene Wahlfors, Alma, Alfred and Harris Wenberg, William and Mitilda Zachow, Charlie Baumen, Erick and Otto Eisner. Clara Wold, Teacher. School Roport, District 36. School report for the month ending February 4, 1910: Total number of pupils enrolled, 26. Those attending twenty dayss during the month were Nettie, Tiona, Harris, Belvin, Con rad, Agnes and Manfred Anderson, Minnie, Herman and Fred Minks, Mary, Albert and Rudolph Jacobson, Florence Jenson, Ida, Otto, Annie and Selma Onschlager, Richard Japke. Those attending nineteen days were Eva Jacobson and Charlie Minks. Mamie Yotten, Teacher. School Report. District 4. School report of district 4, Green bush township, for the month ending February 5, 1910: Number of pupils enrolled. 28. Those who attended twenty days were Annie, Alma, Olga and Minnie Reimann, Byron and McKinley Gennow, Albert Forster, Margaret, Ella, Alfred and Freda Heruth, Ivan Deghuan, Henry Lunn and Esther Lindstrom. Those who attended nineteen days were Alice Reimann, Tilly Seifert, Hazel, Edna and Alice Leander, and Lester Rehaume. MaeOrton, Teacher. Firemen's Ball. The firemen's dance was well patronized last Friday night and the boys are well satisfied with the sum realized therefromsomething like $60. It was an event which all in attendance greatly enjoyed. The firemen ask the Union to convey their thanks to those who contributed to their treasury, but the patronage is no more than the laddies deserved they have performed much good work for the residents of the, -village gratuitously. Switchman's Strike Not Ended."^ Last week the Union was led to believe that the switchmen's strike was ended. One of the striking switchmen writes the Union that the strike is still on and that the great majority of the men are still loyal to the cause. Little reliance can be placed in any statement relative to the strike situation that may appear in the Twin City papers. Should be Looked After A crazy man and a shot-gun is a bad combination to have running around loose. Mr. Emil Sjoberg, a Bock business man, is authority for the statement that C. A. Teden, who is supposed to be demented, is making life a burden to his neighbors north east of that hamlet by threatening to shoot every one he meets.