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Forty-seven Daughters of
1 Soldiers of 7 6 Are
Still Living
the United States commis
sioner of pension should be a
poet or a man of romantic im
agination during office hours
Is hardly to be expected, but that he
should record the death of the govern
ment's last Revolutionary war pension
er in the tersest of routine bureau lan
guage, without so much as a footnote
or a wreath in pen and ink to call at
tention to the entry, seems to the lay
man like missing an opportunity.
Buch such was the manner in which
the death of Mrs. Phoebe M. Palmeter,
daughter of Jonathan Wooley, a sol
dier of the Revolution, has just been
recorded in Washington, thereby re
moving the last name from the pension
roll of 1776.
It was five years ago that the last
Revolutionary war widow pensioned
by the government died at the age of
ninety-two in the old house at Plym
outh Rock, Vt. in which she had lived
for three-quarters of a century. She
was Mrs. Esther S. Damon
Although with the death of Mrs. Pal
meter at her home in Brookville, N. Y.,
the paying of Revolutionary war pen
sions by the government ends, there
are still forty-seven women in the Unit
ed States who draw their pensions
each month from the National Society
of the Daughters of the American Rev
olution Each of them is the daughter
of a soldier of '76 The quaint, almost
archaic nomenclature of the list would
indicate that. There are Lucindas and
Belindas among them, names that sug
gest the minuet, the brocaded satins,
rich old laces and huge fans of painted
satin and ivory of a century ago.
Then, too, there are gentle Lavinias
and sweet Melissas, who immediately
appear before the mind's eye in deli
cately figured prints and beribboned
silk hoods The stately and very vir
tuous sounding names of Sophronia,
Samantha and Abigail are also found
among the forty seven, and one im
agines them excellent mothers of many
children, busy all day and far into the
night with their spinning, baking,
mending and manifold other household
cares Elmira, Adelia and Aurelia are
on the list, too. with an occasional
dainty Narcissa or Cinderella. Eliza
Ann, Mary Ann, Sarah Ann and Susan
are of the company, of course.
Proof of Relationship.
To obtain a pension from the Daugh
ters of the Revolution a woman must
show her eligibility by proving that
she is a daughter of a soldier of the
Revolutionary war She must be able
to give the date of her birth, the date
of birth of both her father and mother
and the names of all their children
These requirements are seemingly sim
ple enough, but several aged women
have been debarred from receiving pen
sions because they could not meet
them The application to the national
organization for a pension must come
through the regent of some local chap
ter and must be accompanied by let
ters from a minister and from repre
sentatne citizens of the pensioner's
itown ouching for her good name and
character Having satisfied all these
requirements she will receive $8 a
month The pension papers used are
similar in wording and appearance to
those of the go\ernment, and when a
woman has demonstrated her eligibil
ity to receive one she is made an hon
orary member of the society, exempt
from dues and taxes of the organiza
tion and receives a massive gold spoon
ornamented with the A. R. msig
There never was a general law un
rder which the widow or daughter of a
Revolutionary soldier could receive a
pension from the government. Any
woman who obtained such aid was en
abled to do so only by special act of
congress, and there were but three
such acts The granting of these three
pensions, however, occasioned such a
flood of applications from daughters of
Revolutionary and war of 1812 fighters
that word went forth from Washing-
'Captain Knapp Knows a Way to Make
Expensive Charts Cheaply.
Captain J. Knapp, naval hydrog
rapher, expects to save the govern
ment a pretty penny in the matter of
supplying the expensive charts re
quired for the navigation of naval ves
The hydrographer has developed a
process of producing these charts by
photo-lithography at about one-twen
tieth of the cost of the present copper
plate engraved chart. These copper
date charts are produced at the rate
s eighty per day, while the photo
lithograph reproduction, which is de
clared to be more accurate, can be
turned out at the rate of 1,200 per
Plan Centenary For Illinois.
Articles of incorporation have been
Sssued to the Illinois Centennial asso
ciation, the object of which is to hold
a. state wide celebration of the cenfvn
jiial anniversary of the admission of
.Illinois into the Union
They Draw Pensions From
the D.A.R.-A Treas
ured Scrap Book
e}-.........^ ton that no more pensions would be
granted to daughters of any war what
It was in 1906 that the National So
ciety of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution inaugurated its system,
and since then the organization has
pensioned nearly 100 women, including
the forty-seven now living.
At Continental Memorial hall, the
national D. A. R. headquarters at
Washington, there is a treasured scrap
book made up of letters written in the
faint, fine chirography of some of the
pensioners, letters that give an insight
into the sturdiness and ruggedness of
character which have gone into the
making of American history.
"I am glad to grant by return mail
your request that I write you some
facts concerning my early girlhood,"
one of the pensioners writes to the his
torian of the society, "because I am
in my ninety-first year and threatened
with total blindness, so that I shall
not be able to write much more." And
then this same woman goes on to men
tion incidentally that because she fears
the loss of her eyesight she has, with
the aid of her granddaughters, com
mitted to memory numerous passages
of Scripture, twenty-one hymns and
one poem of fifty-five stanzas!
When She Spun Flax.
"I didn't think when I spun flax in
my younger days," writes another in
thanking the society, "that it would
be presented to me in later years spun
in gold, as I find it in the insignia
which decorates my gold spoon."
Another dwells at length upon those
days in the backwoods when wolves
and Indians were often at her father's
door and gives thanks for the peace
and protection which a deaf and fee
ble old woman enjoys today.
"I was the youngest of twelve chil-
dren," writes more than one daughter
of a Revolutionary soldier. And there
is one letter which states naively,
"My mother, having but seven chil
dren of her own, adopted my three
orphan cousins."
The forty-seven survivors are: Mrs.
Susan Ostrander of Glenwood, la.
Mrs Terressa Hoyt, Reading, Kan.
Mrs. Rebecca Lawall. Easton, Pa.
Mrs. Frances Loveland, Soldier,
Kan Mrs Sarah Hatch, Portland,
Me., Mrs. Mary Rishel, Clintondale,
Pa. Mrs. Sophronia Shaver Case,
Chittenango, N. Y. Mrs. Belinda
Moreland Thomas, Auburn, Ala. Mrs
Esther Purdy Shepardson, Poolville,
N Mrs Prances Stewart, Luray,
Va., Mrs. Melissa Henry, Poolville,
N. Y. Miss Jeannette Blair, Solsville,
N. Y. Mrs. Adelia Hatch. Hatchville,
Mass. Mrs. Mary Ann Scott, Medway,
Mass. Mrs. Aurelia McDonald, North
Abington, Mass. Mrs. Elizabeth Cham
bers, Columbus, O., Mrs. Samantha
Flint, Toledo. O Mrs. Mary Christo
pher, Athens. Ala. Mrs. Nancy Mc
Kenny, East Mansfield. Mass. Mrs.
Iley Lawson Hill, Lakeport, Cal. Mrs.
Susan Nash, Brighton, Mass Mrs
Edythe Zerkle. Letart, W. Va. Mrs
Cinderella Catlin, Waupaco, Wis.
Mrs. Mary Hoyt, Greene. N. Y. Miss
Mary Danforth, Attleboro, Mass. Mrs
Weltha A Lynde. Hartford, Conn
Mrs. Harriet Sells, Los Angeles. Cal.
Miss Ruth Short. Newburyport, Mass.
Miss Sophronia Yorke, New Market,
N. H. Mrs. Luanda McMullen, New
Market, Ind Mrs Hannah Howard,
Farmington, N Mrs. Almira E
Leonard, Otto. N. Y. Mrs. Abigail
Strong, Morris, 111. Mrs. Helen Bar
rett, Kalamazoo, Mich. Mrs. Narcissa
Gillespie. Leesburg. Va Mrs Eliza
Ann Spencer, Marion, S. Mrs. Julia
Ann Demaray, Lake Odessa, Mich.
Mrs. Sarah Campbell, Washington
Mrs. Lavinia Crofut, Danbury, Conn.
Mrs. Mary Koyes, Princeton, 111. Mrs.
Emily Welter, Ovid, Mich Mrs. Caro
line Johnson, Hastings, Neb. Mrs.
Sarah Carl, Sanborn, N. Y. Mrs. Lu
cinda Hershey, Wayside, Neb Mrs.
Phoebe Hungate, Riverside, Cal., and
Mrs. Caroline Randall, Springfield, Vt
Given Barony Open to Heirs Female by
Lord Curzon of Kedleston, who was
an Irish baron, but was made an earl
of the United Kingdom in the corona
tion honors, has been gazetted as Bar
on Ravensdale of Ravensdale. In de
fault of male issue his eldest daughter
will assume the title of Baroness Ra
vensdale of Ravensdale, and it will be
handed down by her to her eldest male
heir. In default of such heir the title
will pass to her sisters.
Lord Ravensdale's wife was Mary
Victoria Leiter, daughter of L. Z. Lei
ter of Washington and Chicago. She
died in 1906. leaving three daughters
This is the first creation in 250 years
by an English sovereign of a peerage
hereditable in the female line by pri
To Reduce Cable Rates.
The cable rate from England to
Australia is to be reduced soon to
36 cents a word in case of messages
that need not be forwarded immedi
*.r^\ f,tf !wi/... i*rf,' -i.
There Was a Time When the
Ottomans Dominated,
It Was Fought In 1571 and Put an End
to the Turk's Supremacy In the Medi-
terraneanUruj Barbarossa and Oth
er Great Sea Kings.
It is difficult in these days of Turk
ish naval degeneration to imagine that
there was a time when Turkish sea
men and Turkish fleets dominated the
Mediterranean to the terror of the
Christian nations that bordered it and
traded upon it. There are many fa
mous seamen in the annals of the Ot
toman empire, and many naval ac
tions of great magnitudein fact, the
most stupendous maritime conflict of
historic times was the battle of Lepan
to, fought in 1571, in which the Chris
tian league of the nations at the west
ern end of the Mediterranean finally
overthrew the Turk and practically
put an end to the period of his naval
The first of the great Turkish sea
kings was Uruj Barbarossa, who was
born on the island of Lesbos toward
the close of the fifteenth century. For
some time he cruised in the archipela
go, following the not unusual occupa
tion of a buccaneer. But he soon grew
ambitious, and. sailing with an in
creased force along the African coast,
he fixed up an agreement with the
king of Tunis, under which he had
free use of that port on condition that
he handed over a fifth of his booty.
The first exploit of Uruj at this end
of the Mediterranean was the capture
of two richly laden galleys belonging
to Pope Julius II.. whose crews were
so astounded at the sight of Turkish
turbans in such western watersthe
affair took place off the island of Elba
that they made hardly any resist
Put Prisoners to Work.
The Turk put his prisoners to work
the oars and set out for more plunder
His next considerable capture was that
of a Spanish galleon carrying 500 sol
diers, but the unfortunate people were
so horribly seasick that they, too, put
up no opposition to the Turk. In the
course of a year or two Uruj was at
the head of a squadron of eight ships
and naturally began to turn his
thoughts to something better than the
paying of tribute to the king of Tunis
He therefore set out to assist the
dethroned king of Bujeya to regain his
country from the Spaniards, but,
thanks to a wound he himself received
and to arrival of the great Genoese
admiral. Andrea Doria, he failed, and
his power was for the time broken
Uruj had a worthy successor his
younger brother, whose name is vari
ously rendered Chiaraddin, Kheyr-ed
din or Hairreddin. By a series of cun
ning diplomatic moves, of which this
period is so full, Chiaraddin obtained
much assistance from the sultan and
gradually regained all that had been
lost in the battle where his brother
lost his life Having establis&ed him
self ashore he equipped a fleet of
eighteen galleons, and with these tie
scoured the Mediterranean every year
from May to August in search of
Christian booty, and so greatly did he
increase his power that in a few years
he laid successful siege to the Spanish
port of Algiers, which fell after a con
tinuous day and night bombardment
of a fortnight. A couple of weeks aft
er the place had fallen nine transports
full of re-enforcements arrived, and,
after the Turks had watched them for
some time sailing up and down out
side trying to locate the now unrecog
nizable fortress, they pounced out and
took the whole flotilla, with nearly
3,000 prisoners.
Concurrently with these successes in
the west the Turkish fleet at home had
been busying itself. Lepanto was tak
en from Venice. Egypt was conquered,
and. last rock of all in the Christian
rule of the Mediterranean, the island
of Rhodes, garrisoned by the Knights
of St. John, was taken in 1522 after
a long siege, in which were engaged
400 ships and over 100,000 soldiers.
Chiariddin was then recalled by the
sultan to undertake the reconstruction
of the Turkish fleet In 1538 a great
fight was fought off Preveza between
him and Andrea Doria, but nothing de
cisive occurred, the Genoese sailing
away and leaving the Turks in com
mand of the waters. The great ad
miral died in 154G, when he was about
ninety years of age, after adding great
ly to his reputation by daring and suc
cessful exploits in France
A Vital Year.
The year 1571 was a vital one in the
history of Turkish sea power. It be
gan with a great Turkish successthe
taking of Cyprus. It ended with Lepan
to and the practical annihilation of the
Moslem fleet Before its capture Cy
prus was a Venetian possession.
Lepanto was the death knell of Turk
ish sea power. In one form or anoth
er, principally in the shape of pirate
colonies of the north African coast, it
survived until the beginning of the
last century, when European powers,
ourselves included, were willing to pay
tribute to secure immunity for their
merchant shipping. Curiously enough,
it was the United States that Anally
deared out the nest.
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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 Bates are as low as the most effi
cient treatment and the best trained nursing
will permit
H. C. COONEY, M. D.,
riedical Director,
NELLIE JOHNSON, Superintendent
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because more
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ing and the materials used are
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Black Silk
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rub off or dust off, and the shine lasts four
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AU weaskis*trial Use it on yonr cook stove,
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Use Black Silk Air-Drying I ron Enamel on grates,
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Use Black Silk Metal Polish for silver, nickel or
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Get a Can TODA
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If yon suffer from Dyspepsia, Indigestion
and their resulting conditions such as Ner
yousness, Constipation, Biliousness, Gas
in the Stomach, Bloatmg, Heai tburn, etc
write to me and I will send yon free of
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
(First Pub. Oct. 26)
Mortgage Foreclosure Sale.
Notice is hereby given that default has been
made in the conditions of a mortgage executed
by Otto Werner and Mary Werner, his wife,
mortgagors, to A Yngve mortgagee, dated
August 3rd 390*, and recorded In the office of
the register of deeds of Mille Lacs county
Minnesota, on August 18th 1908 at 1 o'clock
p. nu, in book "W of mortgages, on page 420
thereof, that the amount claimed to be due on
said mortgage at tfeis date is one hundred
eighty-eight dollars and fifty-four cents
($188 54) that the- premises described in and
covered by said mortgage are the northeast
quartei of the north-west quarter (neU of nwAO
of section numbered nineteen (19), in township
numbered forty-one (41), north of range num
bered twenty-sis (26) west, situated in the
county of Mille Lacs, state of Minnesota, that
by virtue of the power of sale contained in said
mortgage and pursuant to the statute in such
case made and provided, said mortgage will be
foreclosed by the sale of said premises, at
puolio vendue, to the highest bidder for cash
by the sheriff of MiUe Lacs county, Minnesota,
at the front door of the court house in the vil
lage of Princeton, in said county and state, on
the 2nd day of Becember, 1911. at clock
to satisfy the amount then due on said mort
gage, together with the costs of such sale and
twenty-five dollars, attorney's fees, stipulated
IIL said mortgage
Dated October 2Srd, 1911
Attorney for Mortgagee,
Cambridge, Minnesota
Many Princeton People In Poor Health
Without Knowing the Cause
There are scores of people who drag
Qub a miserable existence without
realizing the cause of their suffering.
Day after day they are racked with
backache and headache suffer from
nervousness, dizziness, weakness,
languor and depression. Likely the
kidneys have fallen behind in their
work of filtering the blood and that is
the root of the trouble. Look to your
kidneys, assist them in their work
give them the help they need. You
can use no better remedy than Doan's
Kidney Pills. Below is grateful testi
mony from a sufferer in this locality.
Mrs. A. V. Axtell, Foley, Minn.,
says: "Our experience with Doan's
Kidney Pills has been very satis
factory. We procured this remedy
and it acted promptly and effectively
in removing lumbago and lameness
through the loins. We feel that we
cannot recommend Doan's Kidney
Pills too highly."
For sale by all dealers or ujion 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.
All outstanding county poor war
rants and all county revenue warrants
registered on or prior to November
18,1911. should be presented for pay
ment at once. Interest will cease
within 30 days after date.
Dated November 23, 1911.
County Treasurer, Mille Lacs
County, Minn. 38-3t
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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
M. M. Stroeter will conduct farm auctions either on commission
or by the day.
Princeton State Bank
Capital $20,000
Doti a Gn*al
Banking Business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Security State Bank
Princeton, Minnesota
Capital $32,000 Surplus $4,000
Farm Lands Farm Loans $
HcMillan & Stanley
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
Successors to 4.
Princeton, Minnesota
We Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands
If You Are in Need of a Board or a 3
E OEO. A. COATES, manager 2
Florsheim Shoes
The Princeton Boot and Shoe Man
Farm Lands
Load of Lumber see the 3
Princeton Lumber Co.
We can sell you at a lower price 3
than any other yard. All that =f
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arc sole agents for the Florsheim
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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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