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Soldier of Fortune School
ing Himself for a
Definite Work
starlit night, just before the
battle of Juarez, Colonel Giu
seppe Garibaldi sat on a blan
ket in the insurrecto camp,
near the Mexican border, and talked
of fighting men and campaigns the
.world over, fingering all the while the
polished cartridges that filled many
loops in the double belt engirdling him.
3Sarby stood McCutalisson, bandit,
Who a few days later, in a fit of jeal
ousy, tried to kill the Italian soldier of
fortune, and from the canyon came
the challenges of ragged sentries. The
grandson of the Italian liberator had
visitor, the correspondent of the
Houston Daily Post, and to him he
onfide an unnamed ambition.
"I am preparing," he said, "for a cer
tain great and definite work to which
I long ago deliberately dedicated what
there is or may be in me of energy and
First of all he expressed his frank
opinion about Americans and their
country. "Your independence of the
other nations of the world is admira-
ble," he remarked, "but you lie pros
trate, unresisting, humble in the pres
ence of financial power. The worship
Of Americans for money is unfortu
nate, I think, and it apparently is al
most universal.
Fascination of Fighting.
"I have known so many fine Ameri
cans in my own country where each
year increasing numbers go as tour
ists and where every year more linger
and eventually become resident, have
known so many and such splendid,
able Americans at Panama, have met
such fine young fighters among the
(Americans here in the foreign legion
of the insurrecto army that I don't like
to criticise you. Let us rather talk
about the situation here in Mexico. I
Mve found it a most fascinating ex
perience to work among and fight
among these patriotic Mexicans
"But why should you fight at all? Is
it for pure lo\e of fighting?"
"I don't know that I love fighting
more than most men," he replied, "but
it seems to be my fate to fight, and
if it is my fate to fight why, then, cer
tainly I must know how to fight. What
might be called the polished fighting
of tiamed armies, those of Italy and
Germany and France, the British ar
my and the Austrianthat is, most ad
mirable in certain ways, but I believe
better training for a man like me lies
in commanding forces of this kind
Nondescript my little regiment may be,
but it is tremendously in earnest.
There is not a single uniform in it,
neither is there a coward Even the
foreigners, most of them Americans,
are fighting for the cause and not for
money. That's pretty fine when you
come to think of it
"And you are fighting for experi-
"The experience will be valuable, but
the cause is worthy too"
The Men He Was Leading.
"It has been a queer experiment," he
continued in answer to a question
about the qualifications of the Mexi
cans for self government, "a republic
which has been far more a monarchy
than the assured monarchies of many
European countries. Diaz was a mon
arch from the start. It is said that at
the beginning it was necessary that
the country be controlled by some
thing of the nature of a despotism. It
is not possible for one of Garibaldi
blood to really believe that this was
true, but if there ever was a time
when it was even partly true that time
has passed long, long ere this. The
men of my command here are of every
"There are untutored peasants among
them who have never owned a hun
dred dollars or any sum approaching
that in all their lives, and they are of
as high an average intelligence as the
untutored in any land which I have
ever visited There are other men
vvho are not only prosperous, but real
ly very rich They are fighting in the
ranks, some of them, and taking what
comes with the rest.
"I have heard no more complaints
from themand there have been times
in plenty since the war began when
all of us have really been very hungry,
when we have been worked to the
point of absolute exhaustion, and
there has been as real cause for great
discontent as any situation could pro
ducethan I have heard from the poor
farmers, some of whom undoubtedly
became insurrecto soldiers because
they could secure a livelihood in no
other way. This revolt in Mexico has
not been political. It has not been
fomented by the agitators. It is a
universal and an almost involuntary
protest against intolerable conditions.
iAgainst such conditions humanity has
always risen."
Garibaldi's visitor asked him what
work he had done in preparation for
his unnamed task. This was his an
"I was a wild boy in an Italian col
lege, but I had already settled on my
Sifework, and as soon as the Greek
war broke out left my studies of naval
construction and engineering and be
came a member of the foreign lejron
My father was an officer in the SICIP
Talks of
and Fighters
Mexican Government
Forces Good Fighters,
but in the Wrong
army, but was much opposed to hav
ing me among his soldiers. I served
throughout the war, however, and
When it ended he made me a corporal.
"As a private I saw three engage
ments during this campaign, but was
not wounded. The officers were good
to me and thought my father a bit se
vere in keeping me in such inferior
position. I thought so, too, but father
answered when the oflicers petitioned
him: 'A corporal he is and must re
main, so far as this Greek service is
concerned. A Garibaldi must be ei
ther in full command or be a corporal.'
In South America.
"After the Greek war I went home
to Rome and proceeded with my
studies for six months. I could not
see that they were helping me toward
what I had in mind and still have on
my mind, so I abandoned them and
went to Buenos Aires. First of all, I
fancy, I wished to see the world, but
I also wished to see what use all the
things which I had learned in college
were and find out if I could get on
alone. I became a draftsman on the
Buenos Aires and Belgrano Electric
railway, then a civil engineer on the
Nicaraguan railway. It was fine
ground for me to visit, for my grand
father fought nine years in Uruguay
from 1838 to 1847. Presently I began
to organize the young men of the Par
tida Colorado, the same party he had
fought for. Before I left these young
men gave me a dinner in Montevideo,
at which they made me swear that if
a revolution overtook the country I
would answer the call."
"And did the call come?'
"It may some day. It was from there
I went to South Africa. At first my
sympathies were with the Boers, but
later, acting under direct orders from
my father, I was made an official at
tache with Kitchener. It was a great
experience, and as I learned more
about the situation I was glad had
been forced to change the side of my
allegiance. Thus I served more than
a year and was fortunate, for I saw
eleven fierce engagements. The Boers
were good fighters, but were wrong.
They lost. The government soldiers
here in Mexico are good fighters, but
are wrong, and they must lose.
"It is merely one more manifestation
of the worldwide movement toward
real freedom. That republic which,
like Mexico, becomes monarchial is as
certain of its downfall as that mon
archy which in the face of the modern
democratic tendency does not go half
way to meet it There have been and
there are kingdoms which are so ad
ministered that to a large extent they
meet the modern yearning after free
dom. Here was the case of a repub
lic which did not Really, the Mexi
can republic has been a despotism and
one in which the despot and his follow
ers took full advantage of every op
portunity their power gave them to
preserve the system by whose favor
Ihey existed.
"Education means destruction to
monarchical institutions education
means invariably the spread of repub
lican ideas. The strongest possible in
dictment of the Diaz system in Mexico
lies in its definite opposition to the
education of the people."
A Patriotic Struggle.
"Has it been a really patriotic strug-
gle?" his visitor inquired. "Are these
men really patriots?"
"It has been an absolutely patriotic
struggle, and these men are true pa
triots," said Garibaldi. "A few of
them and by no means those least ad
mirablefor the government down
here in Mexico has outlawed many a
good citizenare officially outlaws, but
nearly all of them are farmers, trades
men and the like, who, finding it im
possible to live in peace and average
security through earnest industry be
neath the Diaz government, decided to
join hands with the more radical who
had begun the movement and enforce
a change.
"There has been a tendency, I think,
in some American minds to belittle
the advance of the various South
American nations. It is unjust. They
have been folk of high idealsthese
Latins to the southward of you
and they have, with their extraordi
nary revolutions, worked out many
problems much in need of working
out. This Mexican revolt is very
worthy. You of the United States
should be the first to recognize this."
Again the talk drifted to Garibaldi
himself, to the man who chooses to
spend his time in armed camps or in
the wilderness.
"Like all men," he remarked, "I have
an aim in life, and that aim involves
a training not to be found in schools.
It can be found in part in working
through real wildernesses after what
is left of the big game, but such train
ing for it is but a poor substitute for
work upon the firing line in any just
and worthy cause. No schools make
soldiers as the field does. With diffi
culty I have managed to secure about
twenty-four months of actual fighting
life in which I have through great
endeavor actually participated in thir
ty really big battles with almost ev
ery kind of army. It has been a fine
experienceIlluminating, splendid."
ir -k tt js-jj ,s 2 l" (var JPB,*
rtieir Plight Worse Than Ever,
Says Author Bernstein.
He Is Declared to Be In Sympathy
With the Attitude of the Antisemitio
PressObstacles Put In Way of
Jews' Education.
Herman Bernstein, the author, has
Just returned from a visit to Russia
to study the condition of the Jews in
that country. He said the condition of
the Jews there now is worse than ever
Mr. Bernstein said that the entire
Russian press, headed by the Nova
iVremya, the semiofficial organ, is as
sailing the Jews. It is charging that
the recent murder of a Christian was
done by Jews for ritualistic purposes
In celebration of the Passover.
"The purpose," he said, "is to offset
proposed liberal legislation in the
douma, such, for instance, as the re
moval of the pale of settlementthat
is, the extension of permission to Jews
to live in provinces outside of the fif
teen to which they are now restricted.
The newspapers say that if the Jews
were permitted to live outside the pale
the lives of Christians in those prov
inces opened to Jewish settlement
would not be safe.
"Such publications and all discus
sions of Talmudic laws were prohibit
ed in the reign of Nicholas, but now
the reactionary newspapers are given
free rein. The old libel of murders
of Christians perpetrated by Jews for
ritualistic purposes has been histor
ically disproved and disproved recent
ly, but is still persisted in.
Liberties Dwindling.
"All the liberties extended to the
Jewish race under the constitution of
1905 have been practically nullified or
abridged through inaction, subterfuge,
trickery and the revival of old and for
gotten laws Russia is now building
up a second generation of illiterate
Jews, a dangerous proceeding. She
has her parliament and her constitu
tion, but they accomplish nothing.
"The reformers of 1905 introduced
the public school system for all, but
now only 5 per cent of the Jewish
children are permitted to attend the
public schools. Until recently Jewish
young men could study outside and
take the final examinations of the
gymnasiums for entrance to the uni
versities, the passing'of which would
also entitle them to live outside the
pale. Under an old law just raked up
the number is limited to 5 or 10 per
cent of the Russians taking the final
examinations Thus Russia is barring
her Jewish youth from a university
As to Passports.
"Russia gives passports quite freely
to those Jews who patronize Russian
steamship lines. The trouble is to get
into the interior of Russia. The Rus
sian consulates in America do not vise
the passports of Jews. Three years
ago the Russian consul in New York
vised my passport because he thought
I would write something to please the
Russian government When I went
back the second year he inserted in my
application blank, 'What is your re
"I said that, being in America, I was
not obliged to answer.
"He said, 'Don't you know that Jews
are not allowed to enter Russia?'
'But you let me through last year,'
I replied.
"He then told the vice consul in Rus
sian that he supposed they would have
to vise my passport
"I had no difficulty in visiting Ko
kovtzoff, minister of finance Count
Witte, member of the council of the
empire, and Ambassador Rockhill.
Count Witte said the government
would not be prepared to ameliorate
the condition of the Jew for years.
The Russian government will do noth
ing for the American Jews until the
Jewish question is settled in Russia.
"There is no truth in the report that
Russia has made concessions to Amer
ica in the matter of passports. All
the protests, resolutions and represen
tations of this government were ig
"I think the prejudice against the Jew
is chiefly in the mind of the czar. Tale
bearers find in the czar a ready listen
er. They tell him that the Jews breed
revolution. I know that the czar per
sonally has been helping the anti-Jew
ish press and has been giving money
to its vilest publications."
Famous Minstrel Man Retires After
Forty Years.
George Primrose, the minstrel, is
quitting the stage to tread the life of
lease. The member of a famous coterie
of burnt cork artists said:
"I've got enough money to last me,
more than I can spend, and I'm finish
ed. I quit of my own accord before I
have to."
Thus the associate of that band of
minstrels which included Messrs. Billy
Emerson, Charley Reed. Jack Haverly
and Billy Birch is putting on his final
touches of cork after a career of forty
years on the stage.
"f^W"? nt-f S\"i
A private institution which combines all the
advantages of a perfectly equipped hospital
with the quiet and comfort of a refined and
elegant home Modern in every respect No
Insane, contagious or other objectionable cases
received Rates dre as low as the most effi
cient treatment and the best trained nursing
will permit
H. C. COONEY, M. D.,
/ledlcal Director,
(First Pub June 29)
Citation for Hearing: on Petition for
State of Minnesota, County of Mille Lacs
In Probate Court
In the matter of the estate of Abraham
Orr, decedent
The state of Minnesota to the next of kin
and all persons interested in the granting of
administration of the estate of said decedent
The petition of Charles N Orr having been
filed in this court, representing that Abraham
Orr, then a resident of the county of Mille
Lacs, state of Minnesota died intestate on the
11th day of June, 1911 and praying that
letters of administration of his estate be
granted to Emma Janette Orr and the court
having fixed the time and nlace for hearing
said petition
Therefore you, and each of you, are hereby
cited and required to show cause if any you
have, before this court at the probate court
rooms in the court house, in the \illage of
Princeton, in the county of Mille Lacs, state
of Minnesota, on the 2Vth day of July 1911 at
10 clock a why said petition should not
be granted
Witness the judge of said court, and the
seal of said court, this 27th day of June 1911
(Court Seal) Probate Judge
Attorney for Petitioner,
Globe Building St Paul Minn
(June 22-3t)
Notice of Sale.
Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing described real estate, to-wit:
The southwest quarter (sw^) of the
northeast quarter (ne^) of section
nine (9), township thirty-seven (37)
north, range twenty-seven (27) west
of the 4th P. M., in the county of
Mille Lacs, state cf Minnesota, and
now the property ot said Mille Lacs
county, will be sold for cash to the
highest bidder at, public auction, said
sale to be held at the office of the
county auditor in the court house in
the village of Princeton, said county
and state, on Monday, the 10th day
of July, 1911, at 2 o'clock in the after
noon of said day.
By order of the board of county
commissioners of Mille Lacs county.
Attest: Chairman.
W. C. DOANE, Auditor
(Official Seal) 26-3t
(First Pub June 15)
Notice of Expiration of Redemption.
Office of County Auditor,
County of Mille Lacs,
State of Minnesota.
To D. McCarthy:
You are hereby notified that at a tax
judgment sale, held on the 14th day
of May, 1906, the following described
parcel of land, situated in the county
of Mille Lacs and State of Minnesota,
to-wit: Lot six (6) of block sixty
(60), of Princeton, was sold for the
sum of eighty-six cents: that the
amount required to redeem said par
cel, exclusive of the costs to accrue
upon this notice, is the sum of eighty
six cents and interest thereon at the
rate of 12 per cent per annum from
said 14th day of May, 1906, to the day
such redemption is made and that the
tax certificate issued upon said sale
has been presented to me by the holder
thereof, and the time for redemption
of said parcel from said sale will ex
pire sixty days after the service of
this notice and proof thereof has been
filed in my office.
Witness my hand and official seal
this 12th day of May, 1911.
Auditor of Mille Lacs County,
(Official Seal)
Many Princeton Readers Have Heard It
and Profited Thereby.
"Good news^travels fast," and the
thousands of bad back sufferers in
Princeton are glad to learn that
prompt relief is within their reach.
Many a lame, weak and aching back
is bad no more, thanks to Doan's
Kidney Pills. Thousands upon
thousands of people are telling the
good news of their experience with the
Old Quaker remedy. Here is an ex
ample worth reading:
F. W. Huebner, east side, Foley,
Minn., says: A year or so ago my
back was lame and I had rheumatic
twinges in my arms and shoulders.
At that time I took Doan's Kidney
Pills and they soon relieved me. Re
cently I again procured a supply of
this remedy and it promptly rid me
of lameness across the small of my
back that had made it hard for me to
stoop or lift. I have also recom
mended Doan's Kidney Pills to one of
my neighbors and in this instance
they have done good work."
For sale by all dealers or upon re
ceipt of price, 50 cents. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole
agents for the United States.
Remember the nameDoan's and
take no other.
Farm Mortgages,
Insurance, Collections.
Farm Loans
First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Busi
ness Transacted.
Loans Made on Approved
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
M. M. Stroeter will conduct farm auctions either on commission
or by the day.
Princeton State Bank
Capital $20,000
Does a General
Banking Business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Security State Bank
Princeton, Minnesota
Capital $32,000 Surplus $4,000
JOHN W. GOULDING, President G. A. EATON, Cashier
i Farm Lands Farm Loans 1
HcMillan & Stanley
Successors to
Princeton, Minnesota
We Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands
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The Shoe Bill is Big Enough
The Princeton Boot and Shoe Man
V^L/'HEN the money is as wisely spent as
it possibly could be it takes enough
money, goodness knows, to shoe the house
hold without wasting any experimenting, be
cause you are experimenting unless you are
dealing in certainties. Yes, there are such
things as shoe certainties. We can show
them to you any day. You are wise if you
deal in shoe certainties, and to do that you
have but to make a practice of coming here
for all your needs in footwear.
Yours truly,
Solomon Long
Farm Lands

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