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Gov Bureau For
A --^Needed.
i ICKNESS and tfeath, it has been
computed, cost the nation $3,-
000,000,000 annually if the value
of the labor lost as their result
is capitalized. The fact that most of
this sura may be saved by proper hy
gienic measures as well as humane
considerations led to the formation of
the committee of one hundred on na
tional health to prolong human lives
and to foster efficiency, health and
happiness. To aid in its work the com
mittee organised the American Health
league with many thousand members
to disseminate health information and
to bring about needed health legisla
Professor Irving Fisher, the chair
man of the committee, has justly point
ed out that life insurance companies
can by taking steps to reduce mortal
ity decrease the cost of insurance for
policy holders. Realizing this, one of
the largest life insurance companies
has established a consumptive sani
tarium. It has engaged visiting nurses
to co-operate with visiting nurses' as
sociations in certain cities to care for
its bedridden policy holders it has es
tablished a health magazine to dis
tribute health literature among its pol
icy holders, available to 13,000,000
readers, or one-sixth of the population
in the United States.
Health Insurance.
The fraternal societies have also en
tered the campaign. Their journal now
has a department especially devoted
to the public health. Fraternal insur
ance companies have established san
itariums and hare attempted in other
ways to lengthen lives and decrease
death claims
Health insurance, one of the young
est forms of insurance, has made a
beginning in the field of disease pre
vention. One protective insurance
company has within the last few
months established a health bureau to
issue bulletins and conduct a sort of
correspondence school of health infor
But the greatest agency of all, the
national government, has not yet un
dertaken the work of preventing dK
ease in a way proportioned to the
needs of 91.000,000 people. Senator
Owen has introduced in congress a bill
to establish a national department ot
health by co-ordinating the govern
ment's present agencies so they may
work more effectively. Dr. Charles A
L. Reed in a recent speech in Fhilade!
phia said that the United States with
its health agencies distributed in the
department of the treasury, the depart
ment of agriculture and other depart
ments is the laughingstock of Europe
while the people of this country are
Run at a Loss Unless Rates Are Raised,
Say Treasury Officials.
More landmarks of the early west
will begin to disappear on Jan. 1 un
less congress should pass legislation to
maintain the scattered western assay
offices on their present basis.
5!he government has decided to dou
ble the charges for assaying at Dead
faood, Carson, Salt Lake, Helena
Boise and Seattle. Congressmen from
those places protest that the effect will
be to close the offices, because the mm
ing companies will prefer to send their
gold to the mints, where the assaying
charge will not be increased. Treasury
officials says the offices have been run
at a loss for years. Seattle alone,
they state, does quite a business in as
sajing gold that oomo down fron
Alaska, but at all others the govern
m.ent loses money.
The go's eminent established these as
say offices in the stirring days when
the "Wells Targo messenger, setting
out over the pass with a fortune
his saddlebags, often failed to return,
and the piofessional "assayer" was
classed with the card sharp and the
"gun man," and no miner was assured
of an honest assay of his treasure
But with the advent of mining ma
chinery the officers became less usefu1
because many of the big companies
preferred to send their gold direct to
the mints, and now treasury officials
say the old assay offices are useless
and if abolished the government woulc3
save several hundred thousand dollars
a year.
Radium Laden Breezes the Latest.
Pleasant as Summer's Outing.
Radium laden breezes are the very
latest thing in the treatment of gout
One of the papers read at the recent
German medical congress at Wies
baden was on the application of radi
in the aerial state. Radium "emana
toria" have been established in Berlin
p-id at I^d Homburg.
---pcia apparatus in which radium
is placed in a current of air is fixed
in a room, and the patients have mere
ly to sit in the room and talk or read
the newspane or play draughts. The
radium in so'u^ion in the r'r does i
rest and after the blood through 1"
lunqs. This treatment is especially
mmended for all gcufy
Is Advocated
League Organized to Bring
About Necessary
dying from preventable causes at the
rate of one every minute.
At one of the hearings at Washing
ton on the subject of a national de
partment of health General George
Sternberg, surgeon general of the
army, said:
"I suppose the only reason why we
have not long since had a government
department' to look after the public
health and to take the lead in instruct
ing the people how to prevent the enor
mous waste of human life from pre
ventable diseases is because our leg
islators have not heretofore realized
the importance of this subject. After
the great epidemic of yellow fever in
1878 congress was greatly aroused
upon the subject of preventing fu
ture epidemics of this disease, and a
national board of health was organ
ized. But this board was not provided
either with the authority or the finan
cial support necessary to make it a
success. Its members were engaged in
other occupations and did not receive
salaries. They were therefore unable
to devote any considerable portion of
their time to questions relating to the
public health. They did, however, in
augurate investigations which after
more than twenty years led a demon
stration of the method by which yel
low fever is transmitted from man to
man, and as a result of this knowl
edge we have learned how to control
this pestilential malady.
The department of health measure,
which has had the indorsement of the
committee of one hundred, has also
had indorsements from governors of
states and from leading scientific, med
ical, labor, grange and philanthropic
organizations. The measure is not,
however, without opposition.
Eliot on the Opponents.
Ex-President Eliot of Harvard says
in regard to the opponents: "They
also, as a rule, oppose medical research,
vaccination and the use of antitoxins
of all sorts. They are opposed to the
use of the collective forces of the com
munity to protect people from the re
sults of ignorance, superstition and de
ceit Unfortunately disease, like ig
norance and superstition, cannot be
successfully resisted on the principle
of respecting each individual's right
to suffer, be sick and die. Possibly
there is such a right, but it cannot be
exercised without grave danger to
many other individuals. Contagious dis
eases take effect on masses of people,
and they can only be successfully re
sisted by collective action."
Letters to congressmen and articles
and lectures on the subject are ways
in which citizens may co-operate to es
tablish the much needed national de
partment of health.
Twelve Hundred Men Will Be Required
on the Big Dreadnought.
It will take a full sized regiment
just about 1,200 mento make up the
complement of the big battleship Utah,
which is to go into commission within
a month and join the Atlantic fleet un
der Admiral Osterhaus.
Readers of accounts of Nelson's bril
liant naval battles, and even those
the War of 1812 and of the civil war.
where a crew of a ship of the line
numbered only a few hundred, may
find it hard to realize the great num
ber of men required to man one of the
great Dreadnoughts of this day. But
there is need for every one of them,
though the old Jack tar plays but a
small part in the ship's management
Many trades are now represented in
the floating fortresses of the modern
There are machinists, electricians,
telegraph operators, engineers, boiler
tenders and a small army of firemen
and ash handlers. Also there is a foi
midable force of marines, who are the
police of the ship. The marines also
man the batteries of secondary guns
and always are told off first for the
landing parties.
The recruiting officers will have an
ample crew for the Utah when the
ship hoists her commander's flag.
Kobe an Important Port.
Kobe, next to Yokohama the most
important port of Japan, has been
open to foreign trade since 18G3. The
adjacent city of Hiogo belongs to the
municipality of Kobe, which length
ens out for a distance of about five
miles, embracing the deep, well con
structed harbor. The port gives entry
to the busy manufacturing city of Osa
ka as well as to Kioto and other neigh
boring towns, and the harbor can shel
ter the largest vessels in the world
The population of Kobe is over 200,-
000, besides a large contingent of for
eigners. Formerly Hiogo was the lar
ger of the two cities of the municipali
ty and the principal commercial quar
ter. "With the rapid progress of Kobe
cityihe scales have turned. Now the
quiet, conservative aspect of Hiogo is
in striking contrast to the brisk, pro
gressive European appearance of Kobe
Kobe is 375 miles from Tokyo, a rail
way journey of fourteen hours.
Career of the American Illus
trator and Painter.
He Painted the Official Picture of the
Coronation of King EdwardPlan
ned to Come to This Country When
Stricken. Edwin Austin Abbey, who died re
cently in London, after John Singer
Sargent and the late James McNeill
Whistler, was one of the well known
members of a group of American
painters making England their home.
Mr. Abbey's career was possibly less
sensational, if by no means less popu
larly successful, than those of his two
distinguished fellow countrymen. His
wall panels of the "Knights of King
Arthur" in the Boston Public library,
particularly the striking "Sir Gala-
bad," are generally familiar. He was
commissioned to paint the coronation
of King Edward a decade ago, and
before his fatal illness he was arrang
ing to come to this country and to his
native state to install his last paint
ings in the capitol at Harrisburg, Pa.
The official picture of the coronation
pf his majesty King Edward VII. was
exhibited during 1903 and 1904. Of the
decorations for the state capitol of
Pennsylvania about half had already
been delivered, the w,orks finished in
cluding the eight paintings in the ro
tunda, which were placed in 1908, and
the paintings for the hall of the house.
Mr. Abbey was in his sixtieth year,
having been born at Philadelphia on
April 1, 1852. He began his artistic
education at the Academy of Pine Arts
In the Quaker City, and he held hon
orary degrees of master of arts from
Yale and doctor of laws from the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. Abbey went
to New York in 1871 and was engaged
as an illustrator by the Harpers, going
to England for them in 1878. He mar
ried Mary Gertrude Mead, daughter
of Frederick Mead of New York,
1890. In that same year he exhibited
his first picture to be shown in Lon
don at the Royal Academy, entitled
"A May Day Morning." Other pic
tures of his early English period and
style were "Fiammetta's Song," "Rich
ard III. and Lady Anne," "Hamlet,"
"O Mistress Mine," "Who Is Sylvia?"
"The Trial of Queen Katharine" and
"The Penance of Eleanor, Duchess of
Some of His Works.
In addition to the "Coronation of
King Edward VII.," for which Abbey
won the commission in 1901, he had
exhibited at the Royal Academy of
that year his "Crusaders Sighting
Jerusalem." His "Columbus In the
New World" dates from 1906. A rere
ios for the American church in Paris
was completed in the following year.
Among many lesser works were Ab
bey's quaint illustrations to Herrick's
poems, as well as to "She Stoops to
Conquer," and volumes of "Old Songs"
and "Quiet Life," the latter in col
laboration with Alfred Parsons, an
English artist, and to the "Comedies
of Shakespeare." His English country
home was at Morgan Hall, Fairford.
Gloucestershire, and his town house in
London at Chelsea Lodge, Tite street,
S. W.. near the home of Sargent.
The artist was a member of many
associations both here and abroad.
Among these were the National Acad
emy of Design, American Water Color
society and Society of Mural Painters
of New York, the Royal Academy of
London and Royal Bavarian Academy.
He was a Chevalier of the Legion of
Honor of France, an associate of the
Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, Par
Is honorary associate of the Academic
fles Beaux Arts, fellow of the Society
of Antiquaries, associate of tire Royal
Water Color society, London, and
Royal Institute of British Architects,
member of the American Institute of
Architects and the Society of Artists
of Madrid, Spain. Abbey was a mem
ber of the Century club in New York.
and in London of the Athenaeum, Re
form, Arts and Beefsteak clubs, and
president of the Artists' Cricket club.
Nearly Quarter Million Dollars W?IF Be
Spent Determining Their Guilt.
Seven months will be the elapsed
time and $225,000 the cost to the coun
ty of Los Angeles, Cal., of the trials
of J. J. and J. B. McNamara, alleged
flynamiters, it was estimated by attor
neys on both sides. The cost of the
flefense will be about $400,000.
The above figures are based on a pre
sumption that no appeal will ensue.
If an application to the higher courts
Is made the cost may run over $700,-
000 for both sides.
The cost of the case to the county
will include the per diem pay of jurors,
the grand jurors and their expenses,
the pay of scores of witnesses and
their expenses, the salaries of the dis
trict attorney, three deputies, county
detectives, city police officers, judges,
clerks, bailiff and assistants and the
court stenographer. Wiliam J. Burns'
fees for his work will be well over
$20,000, it is estimated.
India's Garrison.
India is garrisoned by 318,000 men,
flrhose duty it Is to protect a territory
of 1,773,000- -square miles.
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 every respect No
insane, contagious or other objectionable cases
received Rates are as low as the most effi
cient treatment and the best trained nursing
will permit.
H. C. COONEY, M. D.,
nedical Director,
FLORENCE JOHNSTON. Superintendent.
Shall we have a good flouring mill?
It is for the public spirited citizens of
Princeton to decide.
E. E. Bigelow now officiates behind
the counter at Byers'. Elmer makes
an efficient and accommodating clerk.
Col. Patterson, chief of the railway
engineer corps, is kept on the go all
the time inspecting work now that the
railroad is nearing completion.
Brotherly love exists in the
churches just at presentRev. Bouck
of the M. E. church preached at the
Congregational church on Sunday
Mrs. S. M. Sinclair and her
daughter, Minnie, departed on Mon
day for Illinois to attend the bedside
of Mrs. Sinclair's father, who is lying
very low.
In the presence of a large company
of friends R. F. McClellan and Miss
Myra Hatch were united in marriage
at their own cozy residence last even
ing by Judge Kieth.
The Union can assure its farmer
friends that they will be afforded an
opportunity of marketing their wheat
this fall. There need be no uneasi
ness felt on that score.
Remains of a sunken forest of large
oak trees have been found protruding
from the banks of Rum river, about
half a mile below Spenser Brook, but
the trees can be seen only when the
water is low.
A meeting was held at Dr. Can
right's office last Saturday evening
and a branch of the Farmers' Alliance
was organized. It was a sort of star
chamber affair and the Union re
porter was not ppresent.
A trip through northwestern Isanti
county this week showed thousands of
bushels of good wheat, corn and oats
which will come to Princeton, every
bushel of it, as scon as the facilities
are obtained here for handling it.
Thos. Hannay, who has been in
comparaitvely good health for a
year past, was taken with a renewal
of hemorrhage of the lungs on Mon
day night and serious results were
feared. We are glad to note that he
is improving.
Spencer Brook Correspondence.
James Mitchell, who is about 70 years
old, has cradled about 25 acres of
grain. It is considered the hardest
kind of work performed on a farm.
He is a tough old Scotchman. The
ScotGh are tough even if they are
A good roller Jlour mill is some
thing that? is badly needed in Prince
ton. It something we must have
and have right away. Every en
couragement should be given Mr.
Scott to erect a mill heae. .A flour
mill is the first step toward a genuine
boom 2or Princeton.
We were shown samples of corn
grown on T. H. Caley
rs farm, west of
towa, this year which were taken from
the stalks on Saturday. By the 1st
of September the entire corn crop will
be safe from injury irom frost and
Mille Lass county may then boast of
the largest corn crop ever produced
Men who willfully and maliciously
slander a woman or repeat anything
concerning her morals of a deroga
tory nature should be subjected to the
contempt and derision of every mor
tal who dwells within a radius of
10,000 miles. Such men are hell
invented machines of an infernal
nature and Moloch pales into insig
nificance when compared to the hide
ousness of such fiends incarnate.
As Far As China.
She: "How far can your ancestry
be traced?" He: "Well, when my
grandfather resigned his position as
cashier of a country bank they traced
him as far as China, but he got
away."Irish Standard.
Don't forget that Payette's studio is
open every day. 22-tfc
Farm Mortgages,
Insurance, Collections.
First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Busi
ness Transacted.
Loans Made on Approved
Farm Loans
I Farm Lands Farm Loans
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
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Security State Bank
Princeton, Minnesota
Capital $32,000 Surplus $4,000
ricMillan & Stanley
Successors to
Princeton, Minnesota
We Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands
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gr It costs no more to have a smooth floor 3
E than it does to be bothered with a cheap 3
gr splintery affair that needs repairing all 3
the time. It will pay you to examine our ~2
E Clear Birch* No. 1 Hard Maple and Quarterns
Sawed Western Fir Flooring for Porches 3
and Outside Cellar Doors. 3
We have a large and select stock on 3
hand. Gur prices are reasonable and 3
S~ our service prompt. "We also carry a 3
jE correctly graded stock of everything 3
S~ else in lumber. 3
Florsheim Shoes
The Princeton Boot and Shoe Man
o o^.i Banking Business
G. A. EATON. Cashier
Farm Lands
GEO. A. COATES, Hanager 3
are sole agents for the Forsheim
Shoe in this town. Any man who
puts his money into a $4.50 or $5.00 Flors
heim Shoe need not wonder if he will get it
out again. This shoe never disappointed a
wearer. We have also the
Buster Brown Shoe
for children, and many other good brands.
Come in and see for yourselves.
Yours truly,
Solomon Long

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