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The Princeton union. (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, September 26, 1912, Image 2

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Main Street
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7Yi/s Stewart
Steel Range
9x18 reservoir and high closet,
made of best cold rolled steel,
fully warranted. Just like
the cut. Our price
P. P. Stewart
We wish to impress upon you
the importance of buying a P. P.
Stewart Heater. It will reduce
your coal bill, and give you more
heat than and other stove made.
We have them in different sizes
and styles from
Evens Hardware Co.
The Union Gives All the News All the Time.
Money Saving Event
On Saturday, Sept. 28. We Will Sell
You a Variety of Merchandise
Values up to 35c for 19c. See the
goods in our window. These prices are
good for one day only, Sat, Sept. 28th
The Fair Store I
Ms in The Union Bring Results
I Square Deal Meat Market
Fresh and Salt Meats,
Poultry, Etc.
1 Oysters and Other Fish In Season 1
Princeton, Minn
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Some Features Worth the
Attention of United States
School Leaders.
the leadership of Ameri
can educators Philippine edu
catio is making a remarkable
advance. Indeed, according to
recent reports received at the United
States bureau of education, there are
features of present day education in
the Philippines that are well worth
the careful attention of school leaders
in the United States.
It is in the field of industrial train
ing and useful arts that the Filipinos,
under American teachers, are making
the most notable progress, such prog
ress, in fact, that in certain lines, par
ticularly lacemaking and embroidery,
the products of the Philippine schools
not only compare favorably with the
work of the famous French and Swiss
experts, but promise to compete with
them successfully in the world's mar
The whole system of education
the Philippines is based on the princi
ple that the children should receive
training that will prepare them direct
ly for the life they are to live. The
boys receive manual training from the
very beginning In the lowest grades
they make articles that they can use
and sell both in their own localities
and elsewhere The most important
industry taught the boys is hat weav
ing. It is a prescribed exercise in the
primary schools.
"The bureau of education at Manila
considers it one of its legitimate func
tions to give such training in the mak
ing of good hats as will afford a large
number of children a permanent means
of earning a livelihood." wrote Frank
R. White, director of Philippine edu
cation, in 1910 after the courses had
been Introduced, and the development
of the work has more than justified
his claim. Chief among the products
are the famous "buntal" hats, made
from the leaf stem of the opened buri
leaf. The schools do not attempt to
replace hand machinery with modern
apparatus, for it is recognized that
there is a real demand for the prod
ucts of careful hand workmanship.
Regular Trade Schools.
Besides the prescribed courses in the
primary schools, there are regular
trade schools, where the boys spend the
greater part of the school day in actual
manual labor in the shops A set of
dining room furniture in red narra,
made at the Philippine School of Arts
and Trades in Manila, sold for $200 at
last year's carnival
In the girls' schools plain sewing and
housekeeping have generally formed
the prescribed courses, but recently
lacemaking and embroidery have been
introduced, because they are arts
which, besides possessing educational
value, furnish the girls with a remu
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Whitelaw Reid Coming For Opening of
$4,000,000 Building.
The $4,000,000 new State Education
building at Albany, N. Y., will be dedi
cated on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, Oct. 15, 16 and 17. On Tues
day afternoon the exercises will be
opened with an address by Chancellor
Whitelaw Reid, who will return from
England for this purpose 4
On that afternoon Dr. John Christo
pher Schwab librarian of Yale univer
sity, will discuss libraries and Profes
sor Henry Fairfield Osborn, president
of the American Museum of Natural
History, will read a paper on "Muse
On Tuesday night elementary schools
will be discussed by Dr. William H.
Maxwell, New York city superinten
dent of schools, and Dr. William J. S
Bryan of St. Louis will talk on second
ary schools. Dr Charles R. Van Hise.
president of the University of Wis
consin, will speak on educational ex
tension, and Dr William Starr Myers
of Princeton will discuss private
schools on Wednesday morning.
At the afternoon session Wednesday
President Butler of Columbia will talk
on universities. Professional schools
will be dealt with by Dr. 'Henry S
Pritchett of New York city, president
of the Carnegie foundation. Canon
Hensley Henson of Westminster ab
bey will read a paper on the value of
historical studies to the higher learn
A reception will be given by the gov
ernor, regents and the state officials on
Wednesday *nening. The dedicatory
exercises Thursday afternoon will in
clude remarks by Chancellor Reid.
Smithsonian Institution to Make Tests
on Mount Wilson.
Work has been begun on a forty
foot tower to surmount the observatory
f the Smithsonian institution on
Mount Wilson, California, where at
tempts will be made to ascertain
whether the sun is growing cold.
The tower will be built according to
plans drawn by Dr. D. C. Abbot di
rector of solar research of the institu
tion, who is on the way to Washington
from Algeria, where another station
for measuring the sun's rays te main
Children's Training Prepares
Directly For Life They
Are to Live.
nerative occupation. There were al
ready in the Philippines young women
who had learned embroidery and lace
making in the convents under the
Spanish regime Furthermore, because
of their great natural aptitude for sucb
work and because of their patience
and delicacy of execution the Fili
pino women are considered among the
most skillful workers in the world in
these arts, their products being classed
by experts as even superior to those of
the French and the Swiss.
The schools are therefore working on
sure ground in teaching lacemaking
and embroidery, and they have ascer
tained that the demand for the kind
of work their children can turn out is
practically unlimited In an effort to
increase the available supply of teach
ers for the work courses in lacemak
ing and embroidery have been offered
in the Philippine Normal school since
1910 and also in the various vacation
assemblies of teachers.
Some Statistics.
The first thing a Filipino girl does in
the sewing class in school is to make
for herself a complete outfit of cloth
ing This work she usually begins in
the second grade, but sometimes in the
first or third Armed with an em
broidery frame and other apparatus (in
most cases made by the boys in the
same school), she advances in pro
ficiency through the various grades,
hemming and embroidering cotton
squares, fine linen, handkerchiefs,
waists, and so on. The more expert
girls turn out masterpieces in French
net and embroidery. In lace they
make all varieties of "pillow lace," in
cluding "torchon" (Spanish lace), Mal
tese. Ceylon or Indian, Irish crochet,
etc. Battenberg is also made for lo
cal use, but it is not encouraged for
export because the Japanese can make
it more cheaply.
An idea of the extent of industrial
education in the Philippines may be
gained, from the fact that nearly 400.-
000 school pupils are engaged in some
kind of industrial work. For the past
four years industrial instruction has
been prescribed in the primary course
for both boys and girls, and the work
is systematically carried on in an ad
vanced stage in the intermediate
schools Twenty-six well equipped
trade schools have been established in
Manila and the various provinces
There is a college of agriculture at Los
Banos, and a college of engineering
has been added to the University of
the Philippines
The Filipinos take to the educational
program, industrial and otherwise,
quickly and profitably, and the civil
government finds its duties much less
onerous now that the military invasion
of the islands has been superseded by
the educational
Largely Because of Better Business,
Chief Wiikie Admits.
There has been a marked falling off
in the counterfeiting of money recent
ly, but government officers charged
with the detection and suppression of
this form of crime are willing to con
cede that the improved condition is not
due entirely to their activity.
John E. Wiikie, chief of the United
States secret service, said that the
prosperous state of the country was
responsible mainly for the decrease in
the amount of work that the agents
of the service are called on to perform
"Whenever the country is prosper
ous crime is less." sai Chief Wiikie,
"and this rule, which has been demon
strated by years of experience, applies
as much to counterfeiting as to other
offenses against the laws. Prosperity
means that work is plentiful and em
ployment easy to obtain Many per
sons of criminal tendencies prefer to
get money honestly."
The decrease in counterfeiting be
came noticeable about eighteen months
ago, according to Mr. Wiikie. Last
year about 400 cases of counterfeiting
were investigated, while this year
there probably will be less than 300.
an unusually small number.
Discovered at Fort Frederick, Near
Crown Point, N. Y.
A phenomenon that is thought to be
of glacial origin has just been discov
ered on Fort Frederick grounds near
Crown Point, N. Y. It is an immense
cavity in a limestone formation that
was apparently bored by the forces of
nature centuries ago.
The pit, which is a huge bowl in
shape and fifteen feet in depth by nine
feet in diameter, was first noticed by
workmen in the employ of Mrs. Frank
S. Witherbee, who gave the grounds to
the state. The men were excavating
for a supposed secret tunnel from the
fort to Lake Champlain when their at
tention was drawn to the pit.
Amateur geologists and others who
have seen the phenomenon are certain
that the cavity was formed during the
glacial period. The fact that the hole
Is entirely smooth and that at its bot
tom rested a large granite bowlder
until it was blasted out is proof, thej
Bay, that it was not the work of man
Farm Mortgages,
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Farm Lands
I Farm Loans
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First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Bust,
new Transacted.
Loans Made on Approved
S. S. PETTERSON, President
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
M. M. Stroeter will conduct farm auctions either on commission 1
mr Wtr t.Vio r\a.\r by the day.
Capital $20,000
Dot* a Gn*rl
ricMillan & Stanley
Successors to
Princeton, Minnesota
We Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands
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If You Are in Need of a Board or a
1 Load of Lumber see the
Princeton Lumber Co.
We can sell you at a lower price
than anv other yard. All that
we ask is that you will call and
give us an opportunity to con
vince you.
GEO. A. COATES, nanager 3
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Princeton State Ban
Banking Business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
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Insurance, Collections. Cashier.
Security State Bank
Princeton, Minnesota
Capital $32,000 Surplus $4,000
I JOHN W. GOULDING, President G. A. EATON. Cashier
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Farm Loans
Farm Lands i
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photographing family groups at th. lr homes Old people a specialty Stock, buildings,
etc Send a post card to box 31 or call on me over Mark's store and 1 will be with you
Post card printing Bring in our negatives or films and I will print your cards for 5
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Dan Patch, from the M. W.' Savage Fac-
I tories, Inc., at my place, also the Dan Patch
manure spreader. Come and see the wonder-
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