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"BATTERY DAN" FINN.
Anecdotes About New York's Late Pic turesque Magistrate. City Magistrate Daniel Ebenezer Finn of New York city, who recently died at his home in New York, was long known as "Battery Dan" because while in the assembly he successfully fought the scheme to cut up Battery park for pier sites. He had been the Tammany leader of the First assembly district nearly all his life and a police magistrate since 1905. Mr. Finn was a little father of his people, "the easy judge." He straight ened out their domestic difficulties and settled disputes between neighbors. He gave them bread when they were hungry, found work for them when they had no employment and paid their bills when money was lacking. The magistrate was born in Dublin, Ireland, on July 11, 1845, and came to the United States when he was three years old. "Battery Dan's" plain, blunt out spoken manner of administering jus tice caused him to be idolized by his friends and neighbors. He always said that the weak and oppressed needed a friend at court and he was going to help them. An undersized boy was once ar raigned before him by a 200 pound traffic policeman. "What is the trouble?" asked "Bat teiy Dan," peering over his glasses. "Your honor," said the policeman, "I arrested this boy at Canal and La fayette stieets for interfering with the poLce commissioner's automobile. He was during a heavy team, and the automobile was unable to get by" "Homble'" said the magistrate "Young man, do you realize the hei nousness of your offense?" Sobbing, the youth said he did. "Well," continued "Battery Dan," "heinous as it is, I am going to dis charge you But I warn you that if e-^ei again you are brought into court on a similar charge I shall deal with you severely I shall sentence you to the Waldoif-Astoria for ten days with a muzzle on I will teach you who owns the city" One afternoon when the Giants were playing at the Polo grounds, New York, Mr rum, who was an inveterate "fan," adjourned court early to see the game Y\ alkmg down Third ave nue with his probation officer, Barney O'Connor, he met some friends of a prisoner he had held. They pleaded Mith him to accept bail for the man While he was meditating what to do a patiol wagon filled with pusoners being translened fiom the Mornsaira couit to the Harlem prison came along The prisoner whose fuends had mteiested the magistrate was anions the number "Stop'" shouted Magistrate Finn, running into the stieet and waging his blackthorn cane "Where is the prisoner''' he asked, reading the name from the paper that had just been handed him Taking the prisoner from the \an, he went to a nearby saloon, where he announced he would hold court. Every one the saloon doffed his hat while the accused man was ariaigned Then the bail bond was made out and the prisoner form ally dischaiged, and the magistrate united e^erv one to have a drink "It doesn't huit to do an act of kindness to a fellow man when it is within our power," he said TO MAP THE OREGON TRAIL Ezra Meeker's Object In Going Over It Again in His Prairie Schooner. Lumbering osen yoked to a battered prauie schooner, with its tar bucket swinging fiom the lear axle, will carry Ezra Meeker, a pioneer of the Oregon count.15, back ne the trail which he and his family used in making the trip through the wilderness between Kansas City and The Dalles, Ore, fif ty-eight ears ago He will be ac companied by W Mardon and Mrs Mai don and two helpers, the paity follow mg the trail eastward by way of Walla Walla Wash, southwest of Spokane ne letraced the old tiail 1906, erecting granite memorials the larger towns and cities, also visit ing President Roosevelt at the White House The purpose of the trip upon which the Meeker party will start within a few weeks is to obtain data and other information necessary to map the trail and to arouse interest in a campaign for funds with which to complete the work There is a committee bill be fore congress appropriating $50,000 to provide granite monuments and mark ers, but a clause requires the father of the idea and the \anous historical societies interested to manifest their sincerity by subscribing whatever money may be necessary in addition to the appropriation contemplated by the government Largest Crane In the Orien t. Further evidences of the progressive ness of the Japs is found in the fact that the} recently tune purchased in Great Britain and installed the Mit su Bishi dockyard and engine works Nagasaki the largest crane in the oiient and one of the largest in the world It is a 150 ton hammered head machine and has a height of 177 feet It is operated by five separate motors with an aggregate of 250 horsepower. To distribute the current nearly one and a half miles of electric cable is used The one man who operates the crane is perched 150 feet in the air By simply touching a lever the little brown fellow can work the jib arm, which is 15&/2 feet long, and lift, slew or rack a fifty ton weight at 142 feet radius. y&t ti- Henry Mallette left yesterday on a business trip to the twin cities. Now is the time to do ydur paint ing. Read A. Jack's ad in this issue. Mr. and Mrs. Ira G. Stanley and Miss Rita Byers went to the cities yesterday for a day's visit. Rev. Galbraith and wife of Elk River are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bigelow and will return home today. George Smith of Escanaba, Mich., was a guest of Dr. and Mrs. Small over Sunday. Mr. Smith is a cousin of Dr. Small. Read Kopp & Bartholomew's ad. They carry a reliable line of men's and boys' clothing and furnishings at reasonable prices. Mrs. O. B. Morehouse, who is suffering from an attack of infantile paralysis in a Minneapolis hospital, is reported to be improving. The Wide Awake club will meet with Allie Saxon on Saturday. All members are requested to be present. They will start at 1:30 from C. O. Moore's residence. What about pants? Do you need any? Kopp & Bartholomew have a great selection to pick from. Prices from $1 up to $5. See our leaders at $1.50, $2.50 and $3.50. For sale, two mares, one 6 years old with colb, and the other 4 years old. The first is a good general pur pose mare and the other a first-class driver. Apply to S. Wiprud, Freer. 18-3tp Remember the pie social and enter tainment in the school house of district 24 tomorrow evening for the benefit of the organ fund. You should attend and help the cause along. R. E. Jones made a trip to Minne apolis on Monday. Mr. Jones is suffering from a breakdown of the nervous system, but at this time a slight improvement is noticeable in his condition. If your eyes are affected or you are in need of spectacles you should con sult Dr. J. F. Kothman, optometrist, who will be at L. G. Prescott's store on May 24 and 25. Eyes examined free of charge 18-tfc For rent, about 25 acres of good land, 20 acres of it timothy sod. Will rent for cash or on shares. Inquire of Mrs. Mary Hamilton, the carpet and rug weaver, 3 miles west of depot, Route 1, Box 85. 13-tfc Nelson's photo studio in Princeton will be open both on Saturday and Sunday, the 7th and 8fch of May. This gives the busy people a chance to go and have their pictures taken on a Sunday when they are dressed up. 18-2tc For sale, my store building at Princeton. Furnace heat, electric light and city water. Will be sold cheap for cash, or will exchange for farm or stock. For information write to Louis Fryhling, Dane Valley, Montana. 10-tfc Claire Neumann returned on Mon day evening from Golden Valley. Montana, where he purchased 160 acres of land and filed on a homestead of 80 acres more. He expects to leave in the course of a month to take up his residence there. Dr. Neumann on Saturday accom panied his wife to Minneapolis, where she entered Dr. Jones' sanitarium for treatment. Dr Jones is a specialist in nervous diseases. Mrs. Neumann's many friends pray that she may soon be restored to health. Otto Steinbach, who has been here on a visit to relatives, returned to Gilby, N. D., where he is employed in a large mercantile establishment, last Thursday. Mr. Steinbach says everything is booming in North Da kota and that he is doing well. Funds are coming into the cemetery association's treasury very slowly despite the appeals made. All persons interested should send their contributions to Mrs. Guy Ewmg without delay. The cemetery must be put in order for Memorial day. Rev. Lehnert, superintendent of the Minneapolis district of the German M. E. church, held quarterly confer ence here on Friday and preached on Saturday and Sunday in Princeton township and Greenbush. While here he was a guest of Rev. W. H. Koenig. Mrs. C. A. Spaulding of Helena, Montana, arrived here on Saturday for a short visit at Dr. and Mrs. Cooney's. Mrs. Spaulding is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Cooney and is on her way home from Quincy, III., where she went to see her father, who is sick. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Austin and family of Minneapolis are now occu pying the old Brady place in Green bush, which they recently purchased. They brought with them some high grade live stock and a lot of house hold goods. Mr. Austin is said to be a good farmer and all such people are highly welcome in this part of the country. We cannot get too many good farmers. 2 .aJkif^SlT-j:,ti THE PBTNCBTOK UNION:|5THUKSBAY, APBIL 28, Elmer Bigelow returned on Tuesday from Golden Valley, Montana, where he has been for six weeks. He, his wife and Miss Henry will leave today for the same place and remain there during the summer. Mrs. Rosetta Hendricks, state president of the W. C. T. U., will de liver a lecture in the Methodist church tomorrow evening. No charge will be made for admission and a cordial in vitation is extended to everyone. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Belsem have moved from the Bouck residence into the building on Main street where Mrs. Belsem is conducting a milli nery store. Mrs. Bouck will shortly arrive here from the west and occupy the house. Mrs. F. L. Ludden is also expected to visit Princeton next month. Sjoblom Bros, are making more im provements to their residence proper ty. The barn, which stood near the street, has been moved onto the Ross lots, where Wm. Ross will use it for horses and a new building will be erected in its place. One part of it will be fitted up for the automobile, with cement floor, and the other used for coal and wood. The Mora and Princeton high school teams will play a game at the fair grounds on Saturday afternoon. As a preliminary two teams of girls, representing the Orange and Red, will engage in a ball game of five innings. There is no doubt that both games will be highly interesting as the boys are in fine shape and the girls have been practicing for several weeks. From the report of the board of supervisors of the town of Isle Har bor, published in the Wahkon Enter prise, we gather that considerable road work will be done in the town ship during the year. A labor road tax of 5 mills was levied on all tax able property in the township. Isle Harbor is alive to the necessity of good roads and is going to see that it gets them. Frank Goulding, Father Levings and others made an automobile trip to St. Cloud and return on Sunday. En route they passed several dis organized machines, one of them being Andrew Sjoblom's. Andrew was half buried in sand as he laid upon his back tinkering wtih the me chanism. It seems that the only way in which he could get under the machine was to first dig a trench in the sand. Andrew says that after this he will try to induce Ira Stanley to accompany him on his trips, as he is the only slim man in town who can snake himself under a car that is down to the hubs in sand and fix it up- High Grade Cement Work Bergman Bros, are now prepared to give estimates on every description of cement work, and they guarantee satisfaction. Sidewalks, cellar bot toms, foundations, etc. 16-tfcf Ten Dollars Reward. We will pay the above reward to whosoever will give such information as will lead to the arrest and convic tion of the party who mutilated a notice, which was posted in the post office, by writing thereon words which misrepresented the Commercial hotel. 18-ltp Nelson & Aleckson. Mixed Trains to be Abandoned We have it pretty straight tkat the mixed trains now running on this line of the Soo will lose their box car attachments on May 1 and become full-fledged passenger trains. This move will undoubtedly mean a con siderable shortening of the schedule between Brooten and Buluth. Wahkon Enterprise. Don Throw Rubbish on Streets Notice is hereby given that persons who violate the village ordinance which prohibits the dumping of ashes, tin cans, paper and other rubbish on the streets will be prosecuted accord ing to law. It is well to take heed of this notice as the ordinance will be strictly enforced. A. B. Whitcomb, Village Marshal. Relatives Seek Mrs. E. A. Kelson Through the columns of the Min neapolis Tribune. Christian Fox of 212 Fourth street north, Minneapolis, seeks to discover the whereabouts of his sister-in-law, Mrs- E. A. Nelson, whom he says formerly lived in Princeton. From inquiries made by the Union it has been ascertained that Mrs. Nelson, with her husband, a paperhanger, at one time lived in this village and that about four years ago she left here for Idaho. No one appears to have heard from her since. Horse Auction. Next Saturday, April 30, I shall offer for sale at F. W. Thomas' livery stable, Milaca, 30 head of sound young native horses, weight from 1,000 to 1,400 pounds a number of fine mares with foal, a few spans of sound mules, also a number of second-hand wagons and sets of harness. Persons looking for desirable horses or mules should not miss this rare opportunity to secure them. Sale will commence at 1 o'clock p. m., rain or shine. T. J. Kaliher, Auctioneer. Chas. King and T. J. Kaliher, Owners. i i 11 i i i Church Topics a* 4 3an4yan Weekday Announcements. SWEDISH LUTHERAN. Next Sunday services will be held in the Livonia church, Zimmerman, a 10:30 a. m. Sunday school at 12 m. The Ladies' Aid society of the Emanuel church will meet with Mrs. Hofflander on Thursday, May 5, at 2 p. m. All are most cordially invited The Young Peoples' society of the Emanuel church will meet with Arthur and Lillie Gustafson on Friday even ing, May 6, at 8 o'clock. The enter tainment will be in the form of a bas ket social. Everybody is requested and invited to attend. A. Lundquist, Pastor. School Report, District 24. Those who attended 20 days during the month ending April 22 were Beth, Ivy, Ruth, Stella and Harold Berry and Mildred Edmunds. Those who attended 19 days were Madge Berry, Elmer and Oscar Gustafson, Alvin and Victor Orne and Freda Satter strom. Eva M. Hatch, Teacher. Well Known Anokan Dead Theodore Veidt, one of the best known citizens of Anoka, died at his home in that place on Saturday from pneumonia, aged 55 years. He had lived in Anoka since 1884: and in 1886 went into the monument manufactur ing business, in which he achieved great success. Mr. Veidt was an hon orable man who counted his friends by the hundred. A Prosperous Elk Riverlte, George Frye returned to his home at Dickinson, N. D., after completing one of the biggest land deals in his experience. The consideration was in the neighborhood of $100,000, and Mr. Frye is confident that his firm will double their money on it within the ensuing five years. Mr. Frye is one of the Elk River boys that have gone out into the world with nothing much but a record for honesty and square dealing and made good. He has been mayor of the hustling city of Dickin son and is one of the big men of North Dakota whom his old associ ates in Elk River feel proud of.Elk River Star-News. Hollanders A re Desirable Settlers On Tuesday A. W. Murray of the Catholic Colonization society of St. Paul arrived in company with Rev. Fr Van Nistery of Kimberley, Wis consin, and Rev. Fr. Van Dinter of Butler, Minn., and four settlers who will be placed on lands belonging to the society near Onamia. A large number of Holland families are ex pected in the near future. There will be several more parties here this week. Rev. Fr. Van Dinter was the priest who accompanied the colony from Holland which recently settled in Otter Tail county. He states that the Hollanders are well pleased with this country and will commence improve ments at once.Lake Breeze. WEAK, WEARY WOMEN. Learn the Cause of Daily Woes and End Them. When the back aches and throbs when housework is torture when night brings no rest nor sleep when urinary disorders set in women's lot is a weary one. There is a way to escape these woes. Doan's Kidney Pills cure such illshave cured women in Princeton. This is one Princeton woman's testimony. Mrs. J. E. Bates, Princeton, Minn., says: I was a victim of kidney com plaint for a number of years. My back was very weak and I was unable to stoop without having sharp pains through my body. I was subject to headaches and dizzy spells and also had attacks of inflammatory rheuma tism. A neighbor finally advised me to give Doan's Kidney Pills a trial and I did so. This remedy benefited me to such a great extent that I can recommend it highly For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. sole agents for the United States. Remember the nameDoan'sand take no other. This is Stove AH the Housewives Are Talking About \T IS so much better than other stove polishes that it's in a class all by itself. Black Silk Stove Polish Makes a brilliant, silky polish that does not rub off or dust off. and the shine lasts four times as long as ordinary stove poKsfc. Used on sample stoves and sold by hardware dealers. All we ask is a trial. Use it on your cook stove, your parlor stove or your g-as range. If you don't find It the beet tove pohsh you ever used, your dealer is authorized to refund your money. Insist on piack Silk Stove Polish. Don't accept substitute. Made In liquid or pasteone quality. BLACK SILK STOVE POLISH WORKS L. K. WYNN, Maker. Sterling. Illinois Use Black Silk Air Drying Iron Enamel on BrateB,registers,tove-pipe8Prevents rusting. Get a Can TODAY Furnishings 105 Dozen New Spring Shirts, 50e to 82.50. All the nifty things. 56 Dozen Men's Overalls, tobacco brown stripe, blue and white stripe, White Bros.' Denim, gold and blue, etc. Custom made. Not jobbed. Your size will FIT. Your choice 75c. Nearly 1000 Hats to choose from, all colors, styles, shapes and prices. Our hats are good. The best hat value obtainable at, the given prices. If this was not so our trade would not be so enormous in this line the proof is in the wearing. $1.00 to $4.50 New Furnishings Arriving Daily. We offer you the largest, most complete stock of Men's and Boys' Clothing, Furnishings and Hats to be found in Mille Lacs county. If you don't believe it we can show you and will be pleased to do so. The Avery Clothing House m' -IIT l.i -ll ~ll_ CALEY LUMBER COMPANY Yard and office at Railroad Track, near Depot. THE BEST GRADES OF Moulding, Sash, Doors, Maple Flooring, Cedar and Pine Shingles and Cedar and Pine Siding at lowest prices. A LARGE STOCK OF PINE LUMBER ON HAND AT ALL TIMES. BENJAMIN SOULE, Manager, Princeton, Minn. L. C. HUMMEL Dealer in Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. Both Telephones. Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn. gimiimmmmmmnimmiimitmimnmmmittmiiimitig F. T. KETTELHODTl Has All The 3 Popular Summer Goods 3 See them Before Buying 3 Mirettes in tan, brown and navy, QEf 3 peryard wv3 8~ Japlooms, any shade you may ask for, QEf 3 g~ per yard 30" 3 |E Handkerchief linnon in all fancy designs, IEP^ E per yard 1013 5~ Flaxons, barred, striped and plain ICn n/j OE/*=3 Flouncing and White Goods in all Qualities and at rr Many Prices. All "We Ask is an Opportunity to Show You Our gr Goods. Come in and see us. F. T. KETTELHODT Princeton, Minn. 3 ^UUiUiUiUUUUUiiUUiiUiUiUUUiUiUiUUiiUiUiUlUUtiiii 1 '^m WHIM i, i^ Ki ,0 ,r-* 1 -3 A 3