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Dr. Walsh Tells of Its Military Muse- ums, Its Theaters and Other Places of Amusement. The German People Are Groaning Un- der the Heavy Burden of Taxa- tion Imposed Upon Them. Berlin, Feb. 12, 1910.In conti nental Europe Sunday is a day de voted to recreation more than to church-going. In summer the parks and excursions to surrounding places attract the crowd. In winter the museums and art galleries are open from 12 to 2 and 3 p. m., the concerts from 4 to 7 p. m., and then the theaters from 8 to 10:30 or 11 p. m. Those with out money go to the museums and some of the art galleries. The other art galleries and concerts by fine orches tras cost not over 25 cents generally, some only 10 or 15 cents. The theaters from 20 cents to $2.50. So all can go somewhere for amusement according to his means and inclina tion. If he goes to church he does not hire a seat or pew as he pays a church tax when he does his income tax, hence the seats are free. Of course there is a collection taken up, as no church service on Sunday would ba complete without its offering, as the collection is named. The Europeans are not very strong church-goers, but they are very ardent admirers of museums, art galleries, band concerts and theaters. Consequently you find every large city well equipped to supply this demand. Today we went to the arsenal, called also the military museum and hall of fame of the Prussian army. It is really the hall of fame of the army. On the ground floor the rooms to the right is the museum of artillerya complete collection of artillery from the end of the 14th century to the end of its last war with Prance in 1870. To the left of vestibule the rooms are the museum of military engineering: here are models of old forts including also fortifications of Sedan and Paris model plans of many of the noted battles in which the Prussian army was victorious. Here are army uni forms of Austrian, French, British and Russian soldiers besides German At the end is a magnificent Turkish tent captured at the battle of Vienna in 1683 It is a wonderful state of preservation and brings forcibly to one's mind how much more lasting were fabrics made in early times com pared with what we buy now. We boast of what we can do now, but al though we can produce the quantity the lasting quality of the product of today is sadly lacking. Now we go out in the glass-covered court and go up broad winding stairs of granite to the second floor. This has a central section or hall of kings and two side sections called field marshal's hall. The walls are adorned with immense paintings of the principal events in Prussian army history. In the hall of the rulers are gigantic bronze statues of the present reigning house from the Great Elector to Em peror William I, and pictures showing their rise in power from electors of Brandenburg to grand electors, to kings, coronations of Frederick I as king of Prussia to proclamation of Will am I in Versailles as emperor of the German empire in 1870. In the halls of generals are pictures of the noted battles which marked the advancement to power of the house of Hohenzollern. In these halls are also bronze busts of the noted generals of the Prussian army. In the wings of the building are fine collections of arms and uniforms, one wing being devoted to oriental arms the other to European. It is an im mense and most interesting collection showing the history of war and the part played by the present reigning house in the game. It also impresses one with the fact that the ruling passion of the Hohenzollern house has been for power and the display of the same. The present emperor is living up to the teachings of his family. He is rightly named the war lord of Europe. He has by all odds the best army in Europe, now he wants the best navy. His consuming desire is for greater power. As a result the Germans are groaning under the heavy tax laid upon them. Where it will end no one can predict. From the low mutterings that one hears among the people the spirit of unrest and dislike of present conditions is growing very fast, and although at present they are overawed by the pomp and power of the state, still it would not take very much to cause the smouldering wrath of these heavily taxed subjects to break forth and then no one can predict the result. If the German emperor should start a war with another nation, as did the em peror of France when he declared war on Germany in 1870, the result might be the same for the house of Hohenzol lern as it was for the house of Napoleonits downfall and the formation of a German republic. I have heard Germans make this predic tion and it might easily take place. The social democrat party is growing fast and is causing the ruling powers great anxiety. The population of Germany is growing so fast that she must have colonies, therefore she is following in the footsteps of England in building a large navy. Whether, when she gets the ships, she will use them as does England, to preserve peace rather than to promote war, is a grave question. People who claim to know the kaiser shake their heads gravely and say they are fearful. Today if Germany should start a war with England there would not be a ship carrying the German flag on the high seas in six months. She would be swept from the seas. If she could land an army in England, however, it would be another matter. The German army is a most wonder ful fighting machine and is kept in the pink of condition all the time. They claim, and I guess they can do it, to be able to put 250,000 men on the French and Russian frontiers in 48 hours, and half a million more in less than five days, all completely equipped and ready for battle. Every country in Europe has to have an army, the best it can afford, to pre serve its existence. Germany without its present army would be the prey of France and Russia. All the people believe in the army but the navy they view with distrust. The navy costs them heavy taxation and they fear the kaiser will use it unwisely. There is no place like the United States to live in. Every German who has visited America expresses the wish that he may be able to go there to live. The increase in taxation re cently will increase the exodus to America I think. Walsh. Potsdam and Its Castles. Berlin, Feb. 19, 1910.Dr. Bettin gen having come up from Vienna for a couple of weeks' stay in Berlin, to see what it offered medically in his specialty and also to see the city, I have gone around more than before. I have been so busy that I have had no time for sightseeing and as he stays but a short time we are doing some. We went to Potsdam, which is by far the best thing to be seen. Potsdam is the summer home of the kaiser, the place where his ancestors first sprung into prominence and power, and it is also the cradle of the present German army, for it was here that Frederick William I made and tried on his grenadiers the rules and regulations for soldier-making, the magnificent results of which are seen in the German army of today, which is by far the finest fighting machine the word has ever seen. It has the famous Roman legions distanced. So Potsdam, while being of special interest to Germans, is at the same time of great historic interest to all. In the town itself are the city palace and two interesting old churches, on the height above the town the palace of Sans Souci with its fine gardens, planned and built by Frederick the Great. Beyond this the new palace, also built by Frederick the Great during the seven year war at a cost of $20,000,000, to show the world that the war had not made a bankrupt of him and that he trad time to think of other things besides the war. It is now the favorite home of the present kaiser. A couple of miles away is the marble palace of the Crown Prince on the holy lake, and a distance on beyond is the castle of Babelsberg, the favorite home of William I, grandfather of the kaiser. The roads are good, so it is a fine drive e*en if one does not visit the palaces, but as we were sightseeing we went into the town palace, the mausoleum, the pa'ace of Sans Souci and the new palace. Upon the top of the heige dome of the new palaee is a group of three figures supporting a huge crown, the whole thing made of bronze. It represents Marie Theresa of Austria, Catherine of Russia and Madame la Pompadour of France, supporting the Prussian crown. Thus did Frederick the Great show his hatred and contempt for the three most powerful women in Europe. They were his enemies and he knew it and thus scoffed at them. The town palace and Sans Souci contain the collections of Frederick the Great. They are very interesting C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1910. JOHN B. ALLEN DEAD One of 'Princeton's Early Settlers Passes Away at Los Angeles at the Age of 77 Years. Erick Finstrom Dies at His Home in VVyanett Leaving a Widow and Thirteen Children John W. Gouldmg on Tuesday re ceived a telegram conveying the in formation that his brother-in-law, John H. Allen, had died at his home in Los Angeles, California, upon the preceding day. Mr. Allen was 77 years of age and a native of Maine. He came to Min nesota before he had attained his majority and located in Princeton in 1855. The town of Princeton was organized in 1857 and he was its first town clerk the first school district was organized in 1857 and he was clerk of the district. In 1862 he, to gether with Jared Benson of Anoka county, represented the 4th legislative district in the housethe district was comprised of East Hennepin and the, counties'of Manomin, Anoka, Sher burne, Benton. Isanti and Mille Lacs. During the war he was for a time pro vost marshal with headquarters at St. Paul. He was appointed register of the U. S. land office at Alexandria upon the recommendation of Con gressman Stewart in 1877later the land office was moved to Fergus Falls. Mr. Allen made Princeton his home until he removed to Alexandria in 1877. He conducted a store here for a number of years, and in 1868 built what was known as "the upper flour mill" on the West Branchthe mill was torn down a few years ago. He and the late J. T. D. Sadley became joint owners of both the flour mills here. Mr. Allen disposed of his interest in the mills to Mr. Sadley in 1878. Mr. Allen was also engaged in the milling business at Fergus Falls after he re tired from the land office, and he made that city his home until a few years ago when he moved to Cali fornia in the hope of bettering his failing health. His wife, who resides at Los Angeles, survives him, also one son and two daughtersCharles of Black Duck, Minn. Mrs. Nella Bell of Los Angeles* and Mrs. 'L. J. Dobner of St. Paul. Mr. Allen numbered among his friends all the old settlers of Prince ton and vicinity who will regret to learn of his death, for he was held in high esteem by the old pioneers. The remains will probably be brought here for interment. Erick Finstrom Erick Finstrom died on Saturday, March 5, at Wyanett, aged 54 years. He leaves a widow and thirteen children. Funeral services will be held in the M. B. A. hall today and the interment will be in the Wyanett cemetery. i both of them. In the town palace two rooms were most unique, one the room where he held his consultations with his state advisers. It is about 12x14 feet wide, of octagon form, a single window and heavy double door so no words could be heard by eaves droppers. A large round table built in the center of the room, the central section of this table, filled with food and drink, could be lowered to a room just beneath it, then pushed back up into its place as center of the table. Thus they did not need servants in the room and servants were not allowed within, so none of the con versation could be overheard. The other room was the library of same octagon form but much larger and having two or three windows. The door of this room was fitted with shelves and books so that when you entered and closed the door no exit was visible solid bookcases fill the entire walls. The books are all French, 1,500 in number. Sans Souci is a single story build ing, over 300 feet long and 35 feet or more high. The walls and ceilings have an over-decorated effect with figures and flowers covered with gilt after the French style of Louis XIV. The furnishings are of the same type, costly but gaudy. The walls contain many paintings as was the style of the age. Voltaire lived here for several years the guest and companion of Frederick the Great. The terraced gardens are in deed beautiful. Northeast of the palace is the Orangery or picture gallery which contains many fine pictures by Rubens, Van Dyke and other cele brated artists. There is a head of Christ here by Raphael, very fine. This is hung over the altar whenever VILLAGE JLECTIONS W. H. Ferrell Re-Elected President of Princeton Village and License Carries by 101 Majority. Returns From Other Villages in flille Lacs County Forwarded liy Special Correspondents. It was an extremely quiet village election Tuesday, although there was considei able interest manifested in the license question. License carried by a majority of 101235 for, 134 against. One reason for the large majority three times as large as it was a year agoin favor of license was because of the rigid enforcement of the laws governing the sale of intoxicating liquor during the past year. There was quite,a bitter fight waged against Wm. H. Ferrell for president of the council, and although his friends made no particular effort in his behalf he was re-elected by a safe majority. He merited the honor for he and his colleagues on the council have given the village a clean and economical administration. For trustees Elmer E. Whitney and A. C. Smith had no opposition, neither had A. N. Lenertz for recorder. Ernest Moeger succeeds R. E. Jones on the council. Mr. Jones is in ill health, did not want the office and made no attempt to secure it. John F. Petterson for treasurer and C. A. Dickey for justice of the peace encountered no opposition. For con stable there was a good-natured scrap between Joseph Leathers and A. B. Whitcomb, and the former had over 100 votes to spare. There was no assessor elected this year. Fol lowing is the vote in detail: For President of Village Council W Ferrell 205 Pennisoa 167 For Trustees A smith 363 Ernest Moeger 224 Elmer E Whitney 373 E Jones For Recorder/ A N Lenertz For Treasurei John Petterson For Justice of the Peace A Dickey For Constable- Joseph Leathers A WhitcomD For license A^jst License^ Total vote cast, 37 15S 373 370 370 270 15J 235 134 MilacaPresident, Geo. T. Short trustees, E. I. Davis, Alfred Olson, Fred Johnson recorder, C. H. Dahl strom treasurer, Knute Ellingboe justice of peace, E. Cook constable, Jos. Schmitz. For license, 72 against license, 119. Total vote cast, 200. ForestonPresident, Ed. Strom wall trustees, Chas. North way, Peter Larson, Harry Lockwood recorder, T. P. Neumann: treasurer, A. Morehouse justice of peace, Gus Panchot: constable, Matt Yerken. For license. 37 against license, 17. Total vote cast, 57. OnamiaPresident of council, H. Goulet: trustees, Wm. Scribner, H. a child of the kaiser is christened. The mausoleum of Emperor Frederick III and his empress, Victoria, the parents of the kaiser, is one of the finest things I have ever seen. It is a chapel with a dome sup ported by nine columns of labra dorite highly polished and most beautiful. The walls are black marble and the dome is a mosaic of angels. In the center beneath the dome, are the sarcophagi of the em peror and empress carved out of huge blocks of finest Italian marble, the top of one being the figure of the emperor lying in state dressed in full uniform, the empress on the other carved out as dressed in regal robes. The figures are of heroic size. In the niche is^ the altar with a wonderful group called piety. On each side of the altar are the graves of the two infant children of Frederick and Victoria. The whole effect is most impressive and most artistic. In the new palace the most wonder ful room is called the shell room. The walls and ceiling are decorated with pearl shells and stones from all lands, almost every known mineral finds place here. The effect is fine. Potsdam is indeed the show place of Prussia. Of course it has some of the finest troops of the army, about 8,000 being stationed here. J* In the city of Berlin are many museums and picture galleries, same as there are in all the large cities of Europe. Although the collections are fine there are other cities which surpass Berlin in this respect. On the whole, however, Berlin is the most modern city in continental Europe. In hospitals and educational institu tions Berlin is a top notcher, second to none. Walsh. Deurr, Raleigh Thompson recorder, E. R. Bailey treasurer, J. M. Oovil justice of peace, R. E. Harrington constable, Pete Pratt. Total vote cast, 74. Mllle Lacs County Towns Complete Bogus BrookSupervisor for three years, Carl Hoeft clerk, A. J. Franzen treasurer, Peter Jensen justices of peace, Christ Mink, Otto Kuhrke constables, Carl Sieberts, Jerry Timmer. Town revenue, $250 road and bridge, $1,000. Proposition to levy $300 tax to build town hall carried by a vote of 59 to 3. Total vote cast, 77. BorgholmSupervisor for three years, Frank Hay den supervisor for two years, P. M. Sholin clerk, Geo. Hulbert treasurer, Carl Eckdahl justice of peace, P. M. Sholin con stable,. Ralph Pool. Town revenue, $250 road and bridge, $600. Total vote cast, 104. East SideSupervisor for three years, Peter Frykman clerk, Andrew Kalberg: treasurer, Herman Holm justice of peace, Andrew Kalberg: constable, Chris Liland. Town reve nue, $150 roads and bridges, $500. GreenbushSupervisor for three years, A. B. Gramer clerk, J. H. Growj treasurer, James Kenely justice of peace, R. S. Shaw constable, N. P. Olson. Town reve nue, $200 road and bridge, $1,000. Total vote cast, 130. HaylandSupervisor for three years, P. Larson clerk, Alfred F. Johnson treasurer, O. J. Harstad justice of peace, Jonas Skanse con stable, Axel Berg. Town revenue, $75 road and bridge, $1,375. Isle HarborSupervisor for three years, Ted Lewis clerk, C. M. Halgren treasurer, August Elgren constables, Ed. Kaliher, George Fairchild. For license, 70 against license, 52. Town revenue, $415.03 road and bridge, $2075.15. Total vote cast, 125. KathioSupervisor for three years, Jesse Rogers clerk, Elmer Din widdie treasurer, Wm. Anderson justice of peace, W. A. Warren: con stable, Harold Bain. Road and bridge, 10 mills. MilacaSupervisor for three years, A. E. Mollan supervisor for two years, P. P. Kjaglian clerk, J. A. Overby treasurer, Olof Laselle justices of peace, P. Sjublom, Jacob Larson: constables, Arthur Mathison, Geo. Mattson. Town revenue, $300: road and bridge, $700. An amend ment for the separation of the south half of section 33, to be added to the corporate limits of Foreston, was vot ed on and carried by a vote of 49 to 4. MiloSupervisor for three years, H. Van de Riet clerk, R. N. Atkin son treasurer, G. Strating justices of peace, C. H. Modin, Lester Kemp ton constables, N. J. Sederquist, John Nyenhuis, Town revenue, $300 road and bridge, $1,000. OnamiaSupervisor for three years, Dr. N. P. Pearson clerk, Lars Erickson treasurer, G. H. Carr justice of peace, S. W. Fanning con stable, R. S. Swedberg. Road and bridge, 10 mills. Total vote cast, 30. PageSupervisor for three years, C. M. Sholin clerk, August Ander son treasurer, Grant Weatherly. Town revenue, $288 road and bridge, $725. Total vote cast, 38. South HarborSupervisor for three years, Adolph Olson clerk, Charles Freer treasurer. Oscar Anderson justices of peace, Ed. Bauer, E. L. Corwin constables, O. W- Anderson, Harry Wilkes. Town revenue, $300 road and bridge, $800. Isanti County WyanettSupervisor for three years, Louis Erickson clerk, P. A. Chilstrom treasurer, Dan Findell assessor, Swan Lind justices of peace, Geo. Tomlinson, P. M. Young mark constables, Adolph Peterson, John Gerdin. Town revenue, $200 road and bridge, $2,100. Total vote cast, 82. Spencer BrookSupervisor for three years, F. W. Goodwin clerk, O. W. Blomquist treasurer, J. M. Chapman justice of peace, O. W. Blomquist constable, A. A. Babb. Town revenue, $100 road and bridge, $300. Total vote cast, 72. Union Temperance Services. The Methodist and Congregational ministers held union services in the cause of temperance on Sunday even ing at the Congregational church. There was a large audience and Revs. Fisher and Goodell ably discoursed upon the subject at issue. Special musical numbers were rendered by the choir under the direction of Mrs. H. C. Cooney and a duet was sung by Miss Rita Byers and Grover Umbe hocker. Mrs. M. M. Stroeter also contributed a vocal solo and Mrs. Benj. Soule was the accompanist. VOLUME XXXIV. NO. 11 TOWNSHIPJESULTS Princeton Town Meeting Harmonious and Attendance of Representa- tive Farmers is Large. Condition of Treasury Shows That the Township Affairs Have Been Wisely Administered. On Tuesday, in the hall over the Caley Hardware company's store, the annual town meeting for the town ship of Princeton was held and much interest was manifested by the farmers in the proceedings. Despite the rough roads the attendance was good and. the voting was lively. Of the town board two members hold over George Schmidt, whose term expires in 1911, and Henry Dalchow, who serves until 1912. The ticket is here under given, with the number of votes cast for each candidate: Supervisor, 3 years- George Chute Wm Klingbeil Ed Benzeman Town Clerk- Jos Johnson Albert Kuhfleld Treasurer- August Henschel 173 Otto Polsf uss 2 Justice of Peace- Arthur YanWormer 180 Constable- Clarence Young i"7 Total vote cast, 182 39 102 The usual business meeting was called to order at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, Augut Meyer acting in the capacity of moderator. The poundmaster question was the first to occupy the attention of the meeting, and it was soon disposed of by a motion which prevailed instruct ing every farmer to act as his own poundmaster. Mr. Meyer then read the guide post report and it was decided that there were sufficient of these posts at this time in the township to answer the re quirements. A motion to order no more erected carried. The village of Princeton was designated as the place for holding the board's meetings for the ensuing yearthe hall for such purpose to be selected by the supervisors. Upon motion the compensation for road overseers was placed at $2 per day. The report of the board of audit the financial statementfor the pre ceding year was read by the town clerk, Albert Kuhfield, and was unani mously adopted. The report gave in detail the receipts and expenditures and showed in a clear manner every financial transaction. Geo. Schmidt, Wm. Klingbeil and Henry Dalchow constituted the board of audit. A synopsis of the, financial statement follows: Money received toy town treasurer from countv April 3 19U9 S 527 53 May 1 1009 300 00 July 13,1909 2666 92 Dec 7,1909 1183 06 Total Balance on hand March 4 1909 $4696 50 1076 6G $5773 16 Total orders canceled to March 4 1910 3040 05 Balance in treasury March, 4, 1910 (after deducting outstanding orders Of S16 25) 2733 11 The report shows that the township treasury is in a healthy condition. There is a balance on handexclusive of the small amount in outstanding orders of $16.25of $2,733.11, as against $1,076.66 last year and $632.37 the year previous. A motion was made to the effect that $1,574 be levied for road and bridge purposes and $314 for current ex penses of the township. The motion carried. The following overseers were elected for the ten road districts of the town ship: No. 1, John Balfanz 2, Carl Rick 3, John Wilhelm 4, A. W. Ken field 5, Ferd Flory 6, Otto Polsfuss 7, Wm. Hoeft 8, J. A. Wetter 9, Frank Rean 10, Ed. Engelke. This concluded the business of the meeting. Sherburne County. Blue HillSupervisor for three years, Robt. McQuoid clerk, M. B. Mattson treasurer, John Kaliher justice of peace, Hartman Camp. Town revenue, $200 road and bridge, $450. Total vote cast, 51. LivoniaSupervisor for three years, H. J. Mickeison supervisor for two years, E. H. Leider supervisor for one year, Axel Perman clerk, W. R. Hurtt treasurer, H. Swanson justice of peace, N. B. Neumann constable, A. B. Briggs. BaldwinSupervisor for three years, Henry Young clerk, H. B. Fisk treasurer, Martin Rossing justice of peace, Chas. Juflkins. Town revenue, $350 road and bridge, $400. Total vote cast, 81. SantiagoSupervisor for three years, Ole H. Olson clerk, Geo. Roos treasurer, John E. Odegard justice of peace, H. M. Fox con stable, Christ Roos. Town revenue, $200 road and bridge, $1,200. Total vote cast, 79.