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Dead and Dying From Chol
era Piled In Ghastly
E horrors of war, in wholesale
slaughter and grewsoine plague,
probably never been as ef
fectively told in hurriedly writ
ten dispatches as those received from
the correspondents at Tchatalja. At
Hademkeui, where the remnants of the
defeated Turkish army finally rallied
and the place fixed for the first peace
negotiations, the scourge was shown
In its most appalling form. A corre
spondent describes it as the valley of
the shadow of deathan inferno of
torture and death more aptly compre
hends it.
Ashmead Bartlett, with the Ottoman
army, tells of the lack of medical ar
rangements and how men were thrown
from their fellows to die unattended
and hastily buried by being barely
covered by the earth.
"These ghastly mounds," he de
clares, "litter the whole country,
there is no escaping them. But these
horrid scenes in the villages pale into
Insignificance when compared with the
horrors of Hademkeui. These men,
who lived for ten days on green corn
or scraps of offal picked up on the
march, yield the greatest number of
victims. I never actually entered the
village of Hademkeui, because the
sights outside caused me to turn my
horse in the opposite direction. The
valley in which Hademkeui lies, view
ed from the hills, is the valley of the
shadow of death.
"Every road over which the troops
move is marked with a trail of dead
and dying. It is impossible to succor
or save any of them. Once a soldier
is seized with the disease his com
rades shun him, as they fear infec
tion. No prayers or pleadings will
move the living to raise a helping
The correspondent, looking toward
Hademkeui from a hill, saw a large
square formed on one side by the bar
racks, on two others by a line of hos
pital tents and on the fourth by a high
road. The square was covered with
corpses and writhing bodies lying in
all attitudes Some were prone, some
sitting, some kneeling, some constant
ly shifting and some with their hands
clasped as if in supplication
Plague Dead In Heaps.
In some parts the dead were piled in
heaps In others those still living were
almost as closely packed This lake of
misery was constantly fed by stretchei
bearers bringing fresh victims from the
camps and forts and by others who
crawled in of their own accord, seem
ing to prefer to end their days in the
company ot their fellow men or ex
pecting to find succor or release from
their torments.
All the tracks leading to this im
promptu morgue were dotted with the
bodies of those who had died on the
way From time to time empty bul
lock wagons passed through. The bod
ies of the dead would be thrown into
them, carted out of the village and
thrown into great pits, where thou
sands are already sleeping.
The beginning of the two days' as
eault on the Tchatalja defenses which
resulted in the repulse of the Bulga
rians ia told graphically by a corre
spondent who personally witnessed
part of the terrific engagement
""At o'clock in the morning the
sudden booming of guns came from the
south-nest According to what I was,
told by Tuikish soldiers, this sudden
start of the battle was the chief Bul
garian attempt to lush the Turkish po
sitions commanding the lake of Bijuk
Chekmeji In the half light of the
dawn the Bulgarian infantry had al
readi crept up within a close distance
of the Tuikish lines
"It is said that when the Turkish
cruiser lying Biyuk Chekmeji bay
saw them it immediately opened fire
with its big guns The Turkish land
batteries joined in, and the Bulgarian
ad\ ance was driven back
Ftom the crest of the ridge of hills,
commanding abroad valley the corre
spondent was able to watch the Bulga
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List Includes Industrial Commission
and Dr. Wiley's Place.
President Taft announced that when
the senate convenes he will send in for
confirmation a list of appointees for all
federal vacancies
This list will include the nine mem
bers of the newly created industrial
commission, a pure food commissioner
to succeed Dr Harvey W. Wiley and
many vacancies in the postal and Unit
ed States marshal service. As the
present senate is Republican the presi
dent beieves all will be confirmed.
Dr. R. B. Doolittle, acting pure food
commissioner, it is understood, will be
suggested by the president for perma
nent appointment.
Germany's Big Apple Crop.
Wholesale dealers Germany say
hat on account of good home crops the
Imports of American apples will not
be great this year.
II* i ir
First Terrific Attack on the
Line of Tchatalja
rian and Turkish artillery pounding
each other. He says:
"It was the ridge just across the rail
way, where the line goes southwest be
fore turning to the north up the valley
to Tchatalja. Along this ridge stands
the rearmost line of forts, and from it
one looked across a deep, broad valley
to a village, which I identified on the
map as Izedin
Spectacular Shell Fire.
"The Bulgarian batteries were flash
ing along a line stretching from this
village to Tchatalja, which was itself
hidden from sight by apiece of rising
ground on my left front, which was
occupied by two Turkish batteries
"On these the Bulgarian shells were
bursting freely without, however, doing
much damage to either the guns or the
infantry lying in the shelter of a dip
In the ground.
"To the right of a disused redoubt,
the parapet of which I made my post
of observation, was a Turkish fort
shelling the village of Izzedin. A bat
tery close by was doing the same along
the front.
"Between these points lay a long line
of Turkish trenches full of infantry,
among whom the shell fire was evi
dently doing damage, for supports in a
widely extended line were going slow
ly to them, sought out themselves now
and then by those sudden death deal
ing clouds of compact white smoke that
flung the black earth in showers into
the air.
"Farther away on the right were two
more Turkish forts, from which still
more shells went petulantly screaming
across the land toward where tiny
flashes in the blue haze of the valley
marked the Bulgarian batteries at
"It was difficult to estimate the
range, but I noticed that many Turk
ish shells fell short, while some of the
Bulgarian shells were bursting 300
yards behind the batteries in front
of me
Charging the Turkish Trenches.
"About 3 o'clock in the afternoon the
Bulgarians sent forward infantry from
Tchatalja against the Turkish trenches
lying along the opposite ridge For a
quarter of an hour a heavy rifle fire
took place at this point and then slack
"As the Bulgarians withdrew shortly
afterward a dense column of cream
colored smoke sprang up in the vil
lage of Izzedin Evidently the Turkish
shells had set it on fire
"All this time heavy firing was go
ing on along the valley that stretched
away to the left and round in a crescent
shape toward Lake Biyuk Chekmeje
There the Turkish cruiser Hamidiyeh
was engaged all day, covering with her
fire the narrow neck of land that sep
arates the lake from the sea.
"As night fell the long day's artillery
duel slackened and died away to si
Firing Resumed at Dawn.
"We got up before sunrise and return
ed to see the battle start again. Again
it began as soon as it was light, but
only along the valley between Tcha
talja and Lake Biyuk Chekmeji. The
forts on our right, which were yester
day so active, were now silent, one bat
tery coming away from that part of
the line as we watched.
"That Bulgarian fire against that
section of the front had ceased, how
ever, was shown by the impunity with
which a bullock wagon and train of
ammunition was crossing the ground
where yesterday shells were bursting
heard several stories from soldiers
of the incidents of Sunday's battle,
which I cannot guarantee One was to
the effect that the presence of a regi
ment of 500 Bulgarian cavalrymen
was detected near the village of Biyuk
Chekmeji by the fact that two of their
scouts entered the village and obtained
food from a Greek priest.
"Another said the attempt to blow
up the railway bridge near San Ste
fano by two Bulgarian spies was no
ticed by a child, who told the Turkish
George Washington's Trip Over the
Delaware Commemorated.
The spot where General George
Washington and his Continental army
crossed the Delaware river on the
Gight before the battle of Trenton will
be perpetuated as a public park. The
Washington's crossing state commis
sion was appointed to negotiate for its
purchase, and William L. Doyle, one of
the commissioners, announced that the
price had been agreed upon and soon
the 100 acres comprising the tract will
toe bought for $19,000.
The property is the Blackwell farm
ftt Washington's Crossing, on the Jer
Bey side of the Delaware river. It was
there that Washington and his army
crossed the river.
Russian Forest Revenues.
Last year the Russian forest reve
nues exceeded S42.525J0OO.
His $100,000,000 Inheritance
Forces Him to Leave Harvard.
Wealthiest Young Man In the World
Was a Frail Baby Whose Life Was
Saved by Unremitting CareAs a
Lad His Life Was Twice Saved by
Surgical Operations.
William Vincent Astor, who on his
majority, Nov. 15, inherited about
100,000,000 and became the American
head of the house of Astor, has had
his college career terminated by the
assumption of the responsibilities ot
3uch vast wealth. He is "going into
business" with a fortune, having
which 999 men out of a thousand
would be well content to quit it
The tragedy of the Titanic, which
left him fatherless, at once foreshad
awed his leaving Harvard, though the
young man at the time expressed his
Intention of completing the course. No
A.stor ever succeeded to the headship
at Ms age His father was twenty
eight before he succeeded, and his
grandfather was sixty. His great
grandfather, John Jacob 3d, was fifty
three, and his father, William Back
house 1st, was fifty-six.
No such rugged physical figure as
that which has just passed has enter
ed upon this tremendous responsibili
ty. Vincent Astor normally looks
more boyish than he is. He has his
1912 by Marceau, New York.
father's height, but not his weight by
forty pounds. He has not his breadth
af shoulders by three inches, and the
father's doggedness shows only in the
son's chin. For the past three years
father and son were almost insepara
ble companions.
Life Saved by Unremitting Care.
Vincent Astor was christened Wil
liam Vincent. He was born in the old
homestead at New York five months
before his grandfather died and his
father became head of the house. He
was so frail a baby that only unremit
ting care kept him alive. He lived
the loneliest ot little boyhoods because
of this, and when other children romp
ed in the open air he sat over a toy
piano in a nursery to which no play
mates ever came Servants saved him
every exertion. Nurses were always
with him. Physicians awaited calls
to him that had precedence over all
When Vincent Astor was twelve Dr.
William T. Bull saved him from death
by appendicitis. In less than a year
he was saved from death by another
surgical operation, this time for a
growth in the throat following an at
tack of mumps. He was taken every
year then to St. Moritz or the Riviera
because of bronchial trouble, and his
education was being directed by a tu
tor who lived with him in a house tak
en for his exclusive use at Tuxedo.
Six years of this unceasing attention
brought Vincent Astor to a degree of
health it had been thought he never
could attain. Newport was astonished
to see him come there five years ago
and take an active part in the sports
of the summer colony. It was still
more astonished at the importance au
tomobiling had in his interests, for he
drove his own car and drove it with
flaring skill, although he was only six
Didn't Stay Long at Eton.
Then Vincent Astor went to Eton,
but soon returnedto be followed by
strange tales of the amusement of the
English public school at his manner of
living. Friends of the boy said he had
Bone nothing more than take an ample
wardrobe with him, but the gossip
was that he displayed his wealth in
a dozen other ways.
St. George's, at Newport, gave the
boythe rest of the training he needed for
admission to Harvard, where he began
three years' course last September.
Last fall it was said that Vincent As
tor had entered Harvard "with the dis
tinction of having more clothes than
any man at the university."
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 are as low as the most effi
cient treatment and the best trained nursing
will permit.
H. C. COONEY, M. D.,
fledlcal Director,
IDA THIEL Superintendent
Licensed Auctioneer
If you contemplate selling your
Horses, Cattle, Farm Machinery,
Household Goods, etc., call and get
my rates. 4*
Princeton Minn.
Have You Been to See
About Your Case?
I am successfully treating all dis
eases without drugs or surgery.
Call and talk your case over with
me. My Examination is Free, and
you may gain more knowledge of
your own case.
Offices: I. 0. 0. F. Building
Princeton, Minn.
These are a few of the diseases I
treat: Appendicitis, Asthma, Ca
tarrh, Constipation, Diseases of Ear,
Epilepsy, Diseases of Eye, Female
Disorders, Gallstones Diseases of
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Lumbago, Pleurisy, Pneumonia,
Rheumatism, Sore Throat, Diseases
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First Pub Nov 76t
Notice of Sale of Real Estate on Ex
Notice is hereDy given that by virtue of and
pursuant to an execution, to me directed and
delivered, issued out of and under the seal of
district court of the county of Sherburne,
state of Minnesota, upon a judgment rendered
on the 23rd day of July, the year 1909,
an action in the district court of the state of
Minnesota, for the 18th Judicial District,
the county of Sherburne, between W H. Houl
ton, plaintiff, and E Lynch and Mary
Lynch, defendants, in favor of said plaintiff
and against said defendants, a transcript of
which judgment was docketed in Mille Lacs
county, Minnesota, on the 19th day ot Decem
ber, 1910, at 2 o'clock I have this day
levied upon all the right, title and interest
of the within named E Lynch and Mary
Lvnch in and to the following described
property, situate and lying in the county of
Mille Lacs and state of Minnesota to-wit
Lots 11 and 12, in block 34 and lots 1, 2 and
3 in block 54, all in the original townsite of
Princeton, according to the plat therof now on
file and of record in the office of the register
of deeds in the said county and state, and all
of the east half of the northeast quarter (eM of
neii) of right of way, less 10 acres, in
section seven (7). ana all of the west half of
the northwest quarter (wy2 of nwlO of section
eight (8), less right of way, all in town
ship thirty-six (36), of range twenty-six (26),
and that on the 21st day of December, A
1912 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day at
the front door of the court house in the village
of Princeton Minnesota I will offer and sell
the hereinbefore described real property at
public auction, to the highest bidder for cash,
to satisfy said execution
Dated this 6th day of November, A 1912
Sheriff of Mille Lacs county, Minn
(First Pub Nov 21)
Citation for Hearing on Final Account
and for Distribution.
State of Minnesota, Oounty of Mille Lacs
In Probate Court
In the matter of the estate of Joseph
Levings. decedent
The state of Minnesota to the next of km
and all persons interested in the final ac
count and distribution of the estate of said
The representative of the above named de
cedent having filed in this court his final ac
count of the administration of the estate of
said decedent together with his petition pray
ing for the adjustment and allowance of said
final account and for distribution of the resi
due of said estate to the persons thereunto
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 Village Of
Princeton in the county of Mule Lacs, state
of Minnesota, on the 13th day of December,
1912, at 2 o'clock p. why said petition
should not be granted.
Witness, the judge of said court, and the
seal ot said court, this 19th day of November,
[Court Seal] Probate Judge,
Attorney for Petitioner,
St. Cloud, Minn
Fo Eczema
Use a mild soothing wash that instantly
stops the itch.
W have sold many other remedies for
skm trouble but none that we could per
sonally, guarantee as we do the D. D, D,
Prescription. I I had Eczema I'd use
D. D. D. Prescription
M Jrt&r* i "its,
DOM G**&v&l
Farm Lands
Farm Loans
tTlut iifi
ittiT 1T11T1Vi
0, A. Jack.
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
Banking Business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Farm Mortgages, SKAHBN.
Insurance, Collections. Cashier.
Security State Bank
Princeton, Minnesota
Capital $32,000 Surplus $4,000
JOHN W. GOULDING, President G. A. EATON, Cashier
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ricMillan & Stanley
Successors to
Princeton, Minnesota
We Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands
Load of Lumber see the
Princeton Lumber Co.
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If You Are in Need of a Board or a 3
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with Fine Groceries, Shoes and Dry
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