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Kansas Wan Has Had More Than
Eleven Years Experience
on the Bench.
tant decisions. He was appointed ti
the United States district court in Kan
sas by President McKinley in 18W
and was advanced to the United States
circuit court by President Roosevelt in
1903. Judye Hook is the only member
of the bench of the Eighth circuit
which sustained the Uuited States gov
ernment in the recent decision in the
Union Pacific-Southern Pacific suit.
Judge Hook also participated in the
circuit court's decision in the Standard
Oil case, and several of his decisions ou
the anti-trust 'aw. notably his state
ments thai mere bigness does not con
stitute violation of the law. have of
ten been quoted by Attorney General
Wickersham in his briefs.
Judge Hook was strongly urged by
Captain Seaion Says He Covered 34,200
Miles In All.
Captain I-L :-.l. Beaton of Chicago,
who arrived ai New York recently
"from Southampton, said h had walked
'34.200 miles on his tramp around the
world, visirinsr every country. To prove
his statements the bronzed man of sis
feet seven inches, weighing 230 pounds,
showed a book full of postmarks from
the different offices he had visited. He
started from New York on April 9.
.1908. and walked T..4S3 miles to the
Pacific -coast at an average of forty
miles a day.
During his three and a half yeai's'
tramp Captain F-enton said he had met
many adventures in which his life was
in peril. In walking 3,000 miles across
the Australian desert he was near
death from starvation and thirst and
saved his life by cutting the telegraph
wires so a lineman would be sent, to
repair them.
In his journey into Tibet from Dar
jheling, in the Himalaya mountains,
he was captured on his way to Lassa,
the Forbidden City, by the vigilant na
tives, who live in trees and warn each
other of the arrival of a stranger by
uttering a peculiar wail. After being
tortured with iron spikes and burned
on the soles of his feet he managed to
escape and got into China. also
says he walked through Africa from
Cape Town to Cairo and never took a
conveyance ou his entire journey ex
cept to cross water.
National Disaster Fund Proposed.
The establishment of an $8,000,000
national fund, to be used in case of
disaster by fire, iiood, earthquake or
mine explosion in any section of the
country, is under way. Congressman
w. W. Wilson of the Third Illinois
district will introduce a bill providing
for it. The plan provides for an an
nual tax of S3 against each listed
business in tlie United States. There
are now l.G00,C00 such -oncem in tlie
%'-iftSili'!, gjtoi 'fe lil^^^
Judge of Circuit Court, Eighth
District, Since 1903Has
Splendid Record
ILLIAM C. HOOK of Leaven
worth. Kan.. President Taft's
choice for justice of the
United Sta'tes supreme court
to fill the place of the late Justice John
M. Harlan of Kentucky, is a judge or
the United States circuit court in tbo
Eighth circuit.
Judge Hook has had more than elev
en years' experience on the bench an
has partifir-'m-d in some verv iipo
Republicans of Kansas, including pro
gressives, .for appointment to the su
preme court when Justice Brewer
died. He was never active in politics,
having stepped directly from the ac
tive practice of law to the federal
bench. He is, however, a stanch Re
President Taft seriously considered
the appointment of Charles Nagel, his
secretary of commerce and labor, but
Mr. Nagel is sixty-two years old, and
President Taft desired to appoint a
younger man to the bench at this
It has always been the president's
contention that he ought to name a
man under sixty years of age to the
supreme bench. Justice Lurton of
Tennessee is the only instance in which
Mr. Taft has departed from this rule,
not counting, of course, his appoint
ment of Mr. White as chief justice.
Judge Hook was born at Waynes
burg. Pa., in 1857 and attended school
in his native state. He was graduated
from the Leavenworth high school in
1875 and from the St. Louis law school
three years later. He had practiced
law in Leavenworth until his elevation
to the bench.
Its Rays to Be Harnessed at Panama
Canal's Lighthouses.
The Panama canal engineers are try
ing to harness the sun for the job of
In the acetylene burning lighthouses
along the banks of the canal will be
installed copper cylinders exposed to
the sun. When the sun rises in the
morning and the rays fall upon these
cylinders they will expand and close
valves that admit gas to the burners.
As night approaches and the sun's rays
diminish in power the cylinders will
contract and again turn on the gas,
which will be ignited by small pilot
Thus a considerable economy will be
realized in the hire of light tenders and
in the consumption of gas.
Mount Holyoke Students Also Will
Find Apple Dumpling Off Menu.
Pie is under the ban at Mount Hol
yoke college. There is to be no more
mince pie on the college tables. Apple
dumpling also gets the faculty hook,
so to speak. By this means the facul
ty will try to keep the girls awake
after lunch.
Recently professors and instructors
have noticed that the girls appear at
2 o'clock recitations sleepy and slug
Inquiry developed that mince pie
made up the larger part of the college
luncheon. Apple dumpling ran a close
"We'll cut out the pie and dumpling,
and the girls will wake up," said the
$17,150,000 In Alaska Gold.
Alaska has produced $17,150,000 in
gold in the year 1911. The mines
of the territory have turned out 22.
900,000 pounds of copperfive times
as much as in 1910and $390,000 in
other mineral products, such as silver,
tin and gypsum.
Lieutenant's Last Words Were
Penned at Sea's,Bottom.
Commander of Foundered Vessel Had
Little Thought of Himself, but Urged
Emperor to Care For the Families of
His Brave Crew.
A letter showing exceptional devo
tion to duty, written
Tsuma Sakuma,
Japanese submarine No. G, after the
boat had foundered during maneuvers
in Hiroshima bay. April 15. 1910, has
been photographed by the Japanese
government, and one of the prints
has just been presented to the library
of congress by Commander Tokutaro
Hiraga, naval attache of the Japanese
embassy at Washington. It has been
placed on exhibition at the library
among other remarkable documents.
The letter was penned by Lieuten
ant Sakuma while approaching death
after the sinking of the boat. He be
gan it about 10 a. m. and ended at
12:40 p. m., when he felt himself los
ing consciousness. The last few words
are hardly readable and show plainly
the difficulty with which he was writ'
The letter follows:
"Words of apology fail me for hav
ing sunk his majesty's submarine No.
6. My subordinates are killed by my
fault, but it is with pride that I in
form you that the crew to a man have
discharged their duties as sailors
should, with the utmost coolness until
their dying moments.
Gave Lives For Country.
"We now sacrifice our lives for the
sake of our country, but my fear is
that the disaster will affect the future
development of submarines. It is
therefore my hope that nothing will
daunt your determination to study the
submarine until it is a perfect ma
chine, absolutely reliable. We can
then die without regret.
"It was while making a gasoline
dive that the boat sank lower than
intended, and in our attempt to close
the sluice the chain broke. We en
deavored to stop the inrush of water
with our hands, but too late. The
water entered at the rear, and the
boat sank at an incline of twenty-five
"When it touched bottom it was at
an angle of thirteen degrees. The cur
rent submerged the electric generator,
put out the light, and the electric
wires were burned.
"In a few minutes bad gas was'gen
erated, making it difficult to breathe.
"It was at 10 a. m. on the 15th inst.
that the boat sank. Surrounded by
poisonous gas, the crew strove topump
out the water.
"As soon as the boat sank the water
in the main tank was being pumped
out. The electric light was extinguish
ed, and the gauge was invisible, but it
seems the water in the main tank was
completely pumped out.
Vessel In Darkness.
"The electric current has now become
useless, and the hand pump is our only
hope. The vessel is in darkness, and I
note this down by the light through,
the conning tower at 11:45 a. m.
"The crew are now wet. and it is ex.-
tremely cold. It is my opinion thafe
men embarking in submarines must
possess the qualities of coolness and
nerve and must be extremely painstak
ing. They must be brave and daring, i.
the handling of the boat. People may
laugh at this, in view of my failure,
but the statement is true.
"We have worked hard to pump out
the water, but the boat is still in the
same position. It is now 12 o'clock.
The depth of the water here is about
ten fathoms.
"The crew of a submarine should' be
selected from the bravest, the coolest,
or they will be of little use in time of
a crisis in such as we are now. My
brave meu are doing their best.
"I always expected death when away
from home. My will is therefore pre
pared and is in the locker. But this is
of my own private affairs. I hope Mr.
Taguchi will send it to my father.
"A word to his majesty the emperor.
It is my earnest hope that your majes
ty will supply the means of living to
the poor families of my crew. This is
my only desire, and I am so anxious
to have it fulfilled.
Last Words to Friends.
"My respects and best regards to the
following: Admiral Saito, minister of
the navy Vice Admirals Shimamura
and Fojii. Rear Admirals Nawa, Ya
mashita and Narita (the air pressure
is so. tight that I feel my eardrums will
be broken) Captains Oguri and Ide,
Commander Matsumura. laeutenant
Commander Matsumura. Captain Pu
nakoshi, Mr. Narita and Mr. Ikuta. It
is now 12:30 p. BJ. My breathing is
very difficult and painful. I thought
I could blow out gasoline, but I am in
toxicated with itCaptain Nakano. It
is now 12:40 p. m."
This letter was found in a pocket of
Lieutenant Sakuma's coat as he lay in
the conning tower of the submarine
after it had been raised.
Snuff Club For Motorists.
The Snuff club has been established
to London. Motoring is said to be the
chief cause for its inception. As the
motorist is unable to enjoy a smoke,
be takes his tobacco through the nose.
Tryioy? THtTBSPAY, JANUABY 4, 1912.
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
by Lieutenant I Insane, contagious or other objectionable cases
commander of the received. Rates are as low as the most effi
cient treatment and the best trained nursing
will permit
StovePolish YO
T'S different
others because more
care is taken in the mak
ing: and the materials used are
of higher grade
Makes a brilliant, silky polish that doesnot
rub off or dust off, and the shine lasts four
times as long as ordinary stove polish.
Used on sample stoves and sold by
hardware dealers.
Al wo ask 13 a trial. Use it on your cook stove,
your parlor Btovo or yoar sras
ranyouSeverIryou.used.e don Bncl i the best stove polish
your dealer is authorized to refu ntJ your money.
Insist on BlaclrSllli Stove Polish.
Made in liquid or pasteone quality.
Sterling, Illinois
Use BlackSilk Air-Drying Iron Enamel on grates.
reKisters. stove pipes-Prevents rusting.
Use Black Silk Metal Polish for silver, nickel or
brass. Itfias no equal tor ose oa automobiles.
'Ge&m c^Wfi&m
Recreation fl Good wholesome recre
ation*combined with amild
sti mala ting t&nic will
greatly aid:
nature in mak
ing a. strongs healthy body.
Malt and Hot*Tonic
contains all' the- nutrrllive
ingredients neessaxy to
create rich, red: blood and
new tissue.
3 EHgesto. buatds bodge and
Evtery Drop, a- Heft* to. Etcld
For sale'ab alldrug stores.
Mode by-
TneQHamm Beg. Co.
The- Spread' of Species.
One of the problems that confront
the naturalist is that of accounting for
the distribution or identical forms of
life through widely separated localities.
Investigation frequently shows that
this- has been accomplished in many
ways that appear quite simple when
once discovered, although one would
Hardly have thought of them. Some
interesting facts, have been gleaned
concerning the dispersion of fresh wa
ter mollusks, accounting for their ap
pearance in remote and isolated ponds.
Waterfowl, play an important part in,
this work. Ducks have been known to.
carry mussels attached to their feet
a hundred miles or more. Bivalve moL
Iusfcs not infrequently cling to the toes:
of wading birds and are thus trans
ported for considerable distances. Eren
aquatic insects have been knowrn to
carry small fresh water mollusks at
tached to their legs.Harper's Weekly.
A Wonderful Instructor^
Over a door leading to one of the
smaller lecture halls in the Sorbonne
at Paris a notice was posted recently,
which read: "Here the instructor does
not pause when feet are shuffled, does
not smile when he is applauded and
does not single out the one who knows
the least for the hardest work. Here
the instructor never comes too late or
too early, and one may say unparlia
mentary things without fear of offend
ing. This wonderful instructor never
sleeps, eats or drinks and, being abso
lutely bloodless and brainless and
blind, must be carried to the rostrum
from which the voice reaches the stu-
dent." The door leads to a room where
French officers receive instruction in
the German language by means of a
talking machine.
A General Banking
ness Transacted.
Loans Made
nedkal Director,
NELLIE JOHNSON, Superintendent
Do** G*n*ral
Farm Mortgages,
Insurance, Collections.
I Farm
Farm Loans
''I- 'I' 't H i|. .|fr
sr sr sr sr &
First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
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. Stroeter will conduct farm auctions either on commission
or by the day.
Princeton State Bank
Capital $20,000
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
I Security State Bank I
Princeton, Minnesota
Capital $32,000 Surplus $4,000
JOHN W GOULMNG, President G. A. EATON, Cashier
Banking Business
I*at*ds Farm Loans
HcMillan & Stanley
Successors to
Princeton, Minnesota
W Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands
If Ycra Are in Need of a Board or a 3
E Load of Lumber see the 3
Princeton Lumber Co.
We cam sell you at a lower price
than any other yard All that
we ask is that you will call and
give tis an opportunity to con
vince you. tfl *jff n|t
sr 2
sr GEO. A. COATESy Hanager 3
Florsheim Shoes
The Princeton Boot and Shoe Man
Farm Lands
\\TE are sole agents for the Florsheim
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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