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All Week!
"Sunkist" Oranges
at Special Prices*
atYour Dealer's!
The best part of breakfast is a
juicy, thin-skinned, seedless "Sunkist"
orange. "Sunkist" oranges are the
finest, juiciest, most delicious oranges
grown in the world.
Buy them by the box or half-boxthey are most economical
and keep for weeks.
Carefully picked and packed by gloved hands.
The cleanest of fruits. Tree-ripened.
"Sunkist" lemons on meats, fish, poultry and salads.
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photographing family groups at th lr homes Old people a specialty Stock, huildmgs,
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count same as "Sunkist."
Buy "Sunkist" Oranges and Lemons
at Your Dealer's
CLEMENT, Princeton*
Dealer in
Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard,
Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
Both Telephones.
Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn.
i (Successor to Anton Falk)
Wines, Liquors and Cigars I
Hamm's Beer on Draught
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Church Topics
The village schools are closed for a
three-weeks' vacation.
Fresh eggs are bringing a high
price20 cents per dozen.
J. McFadden of Titusville, Pa., is
here on a visit to his daughter, Mrs.
Wm. Cravens.
A temperance billiard hall is the
latest addition to the village. E. E.
Whitney is the proprietor.
Mr. Murphy's lecture at Jesmer's
hall did not come off on Wednesday
nightthe audience failed to appear.
The village authorities have taken
hold of the matter of keeping the
streets and walks free from snow
blockades. A good move.
Mrs. Lottie Goss, accompanied by
her sister, Miss Belle Goulding, left
on Monday night for Mr. Goss' camp,
where they will spend a few days
among the pines.
Grain quotations for today: No. 1
hard wheat, 65 cents: No. 1 nor
thern, 62 cents No. 2 northern, 57
cents No. 3 northern, 52 cents
corn, 48 cents oats, 30 cents.
Caviling old claptraps, who find no
sympathy among people of mature
years, should have common humanity
enough not to pour their maledic
tions into the ears of innocent chil
The temperance lecture at the
Congegational church on Sunday
night was a rather tame affair. I
takes a "howler" to present that
threadbare subject in an interesting,
Rev. Bouck of Clear Lake made us
a pleasant call on Wednesday. He
drove over on Tuesday and returned
home today. Miss Alice Bouck went
with her father to remain until
school opens.
At the village election on Tuesday
T. H. Caley was elected president
of the council H. Newbert, C.
Rines and Libby, sr.3 trustees
Wm. Cordiner, treasurer H. C.
Head, recorder Wm. Cilley, justice
A. Z. Norton, constable.
(First Pub. Jan. 2)
Citation for Hearing on Petition fo
Probate of Willo.
5wutayaad Weekday
Rev. Service's subjects for Sunday
are as follows: Morning, "I a
Strait evening, "Always in the
Way." A cordial welcome will be
given to visitors and strangers.
Special music Mrs. Caley, musical
director Miss Walker, organist.
Sunday school, 11:45 a. m. Mrs.
Guy Ewing. superintendent. Broth
erhood class at the close of the ser
mon conducted by the pastor.
Epworth league Sunday evening
at 7 o'clock sharp Otto Badeke,
The Womans' Foreign Missionary
society will meet at the home of
Mrs. A. Z. Norton on Tuesday after
noon, January 7, at. 3 o'clock. All
are invited.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening
at 7:30. Come one, come all.
Statements of Foley Citizens Are AI
ways of Interest to Our Readers.
To many oi our readers the streets
of Foley are almost as familiar as
those of our own town, and we ares
naturally interested to read of hap
piness there. The following report
from a well known and respected
resident will be helpful to numbers
of men and women here in Prince
F. W. Huebner, Foley, Minn.,
says: "A year or so ago my back
was lame and I had rheumatic
twinges in my arms and shoulders.
At that time I took Doan's Kidney
Pills and they soon relieved me.
Recently I again procured a supply
of this remedy and it promptly rid
me of lameness across the small of
my back that had made it hard for
me to stoop or lift. I have also
recommended Doan's Kidney Pills to
one of my neighbors and in this
instance it did good work.''
For sale by all dealers or upon re
ceipt of price, 50 cents. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole
agents for the United States.
Remember the nameDoan'sand
take no other.
th aeoeden?
fld iM
Thomas Kaliher being duly
thi S
cout representing that Dennis A.
Minnesota. dieuSn the
Kaliher, then a resident of the county of
?aL^ 13t day of December, 1913, leaytnir a last will
wnu saia petition and praying that aa\a in-
SentrtsaJd d?5*
should not be granted.
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menu or said deceden? and that lnt.ton-a tetn-
XMUYT tnereiore you. and eac of AH r
Witness the honorable Wm. 3a.nfor
To Be a Feature of Next
Summer's Patriotic
I Celebration.
PERRY'S flagship, the Niagara,
is to be raised from the bottom
of Misery bay, Presque isle
peninsula. The old war vessel to
which Perry fled when his original
flagship, the Lawrence, was forced to
strike her colors is to take a leading
part in the centennial celebration of
the battle of Lake Erie next summer.
Her hull is in good 'condition, accord
ing to experts who have examined her,
and a cofferdam is to be built about
her so that the remains of the vessel
Will be damaged as little as possible in
raising. The hulk will be towed ashore
and brought into a drydock used for
repairing Ashing tugs, there to be re
built and made ready for the part it
is to take in the celebration.
When Barclay had surrendered to the
gallant Pprry the American fleet re
turned to Erie harbor, and the vessels,
both Perry's and the captured English
gunboats, were anchored temporarily
in Misery bay, a small inlet leading
back into the woods that cover Presque
isle peninsula.
The Lawrence was so badly riddled
that no attempt was made to preserve
it. Its splintered timbers were con
verted into walking sticks and knick
knacks to be disposed of as souvenirs.
The Niagara, however, was useful for
a number of years, and finally, not
knowing a better way of disposing of
the ancient warship, the residents of
Erie scuttled it in Misery bay, where
it has remained since, covered by fif
teen feet of water.
Can Be Raised Easily.
The Perry centennial commission en
gaged the services of an expert diver
and had the hulk carefully examined
He reported that it is well preserved
and could be raised easily.
Public spirited citizens of Erie are
endeavoring to have the old vessel
placed in Central park, where it is pro
posed to erect a suitable building in
which to protect it from the elements
One plan is to erect a huge aquarium
in which the vessel can be placed, with
fish of every species found in the lakes
inclosed with it
The story of the battle of Lake Erie
will never grow old. How the Niagara
came to be Perry's flagship is graphi
cally told by John Clark Ridpath. the
"The Lawrence. Perry's flagship, be
gan to suffer dreadfully under the con
centrated fire of the enemy. First one
gun and then another was dismounted.
The niasts were broken. The rigging
of the vessel was rent away. The sails
were torn to shreds. Soon she yielded
no lonfeer to the wind, but lay helpless
on the water
"On the deck death held carnival
The American sailors lay dead and dy
ing on eviery hand. During the two
hours that Perry faced his antagonist
his men were reduced to a handful
Entering the action the Lawrence had
a crew of officers and men numbering
103. Of these by 2 o'clock in the after
noon eighty-three were either dead or
wounded. Still Perry held out. Oth
er fell around him until only the com
mander and thirteen others were left
Hero's Famous Exploit.
"Meanwhile all the ships had become
engaged, but the Niagara only at long
range and ineffectively. Elliott, the
captain of that vessel, perceiving that
resistance from the Lawrence had
ceased, now sailed ahead, believing
Perry had fallen and that the com
mand had devolved on himself.
"It was at this juncture that Perry
resolved upon that famous exploit
which has made his name immortal.
He pulled down his battleflag. but left
the stars and stripes still floating
Then, with his brother Alexander and
four of his remaining seamen, be low
ered himself into the boat. He flung
his pennant and battleflag over his
arm and around his person, stepped
into the boat, stood upright and order
ed the men to pull for the Niagara
"That vessel was more than a half
mile distant. It required the oarsmen
fully fifteen minutes to mak the pas
age. The boat had to pass in fnll
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lor a pair of shoes GLADYS D,
Will exchange hand worked smoking
Jacket for a half dozen corncob pipes
I have several pairs of hand worked
eed slippers to exchange for three pounds
f beefsteak or other meats.
Nice pair silk suspenders for a barn
sandwich DICK.
VWUi exchange hand embroidered socks
Some ink and stamps. AUTHOR.
January Woman's Home Companion
Low Birthrate Reduces Armyv
The number of recruits available for
the French army has been reduced
from 23S.O00 in 1906 to 215.000 In 1911
owing to diminution of the birth rate
In France So Joseph Reinach has as
Terrific Fight Inspiration of
the Great Picture at
exposure to the enemy's guns. The
British at once perceived what was
"As the smoke cleared from around
the hull of the Lawrence they saw the
Oaring act of the commander, trans
ferring his flag from one ship to an
other. His own vessel was shattered
to death, but there was the Niagara,
bale and strong. Should he succeed
making her deck the battle would
be to fight over again. Victory or de
feat was turning in the issue.
Subject For Immortal Canvas.
"The British guns opened on the lit
tle boat Discharge after discharge
followed. Some of the shots struck
the frail cockle, and the splinters flew,
but the men were unhurt Perry con
tinued to stand up as a target until
the faithful seamen refused to pull
unless he would sink down to a posi
tion of greater safety."
This is the scene which is so dramat
ically shown in W. H. Powell's great
canvas in the capitol at Washington
and made familiar to millions of Amer
icans through reproductions in steel
engraving, mezzotint and illustration
of school histories. "The Battle of
Lake Erie" was' painted by order of
congress in 1865 at a cost of $25,000.
The canvas is thirty-five feet long and
twenty-five feet high. The artist dis
played admirable patriotism and fire
in handling the inspiring subject, and
the painting is the most popular in the
capitol collection. Countrywide atten
tion was attracted to it in 1911, when
the discovery was made that a vandal
had cut from it a strip three inches
wide and thirty inches long near the
artist's signature.
"The shot from the enemy's guns
knocked the water into spray around
them," continues the historian, paint
ing his verbal picture, "but the boat
reached the Niagara in safety, and
Perry was taken up. A moment more
and his battleflag was flying above the
unhurt ship."
Thrilling is the story of how, his foot
upon the deck of the Niagara, his bat
tle flag again flying at the fore. Perry
swooped like a nurricane down upon
the enemy's line, cut the British fleet
in two right in the middle, three ves
sels on the right, three upon the left
broadside after broadside on either
hand, death and destruction in his re
sistless wake.
Victory I Half Hour.
Thirty minutes, and all is over. The
brave English commander, Barclay,
hors de combat, his second in com
mand, Finnis, killed. Human nature
could hold out no longer. Down comes
the British flag. We had met the ene
my and they were ours, "two ships,
two brigs, one schooner and one sloop,"
said Perry in his report to Harrison,
written on the back of an old letter,
his hat for a desk.
The victor did not in the elation of
his triumph forget the situation
around him. He caused himself to be
transferred from the still unhurt Ni
agara to the bloody deck of the .Law
rence. There, and not in some other
place, would he receive the surrender
of the enemy.
The British officers as they came up
to present their swords had to pick
their way through dead and dying,
Blipping in pools of blood as they came,
Perry bade his antagonists retain their
swords, his the chivalry of one whom
the fortunes of war had given the pow
er but not the right to humiliate a
fallen foe.
In the silence of the following night
the dead sailors, British and American,
were consigned to their last rest in the
clear waters of Lake Erie The next
day Perry brought back to Put-in-Bay
his own and the captured fleet. Sail
ing into the harbor, the dead officers of
both commands were buried on thetheir
The losses had been very great. On
the American twenty-seven were killed
and ninety woundedthis out of a
force of but little more than 400 effec
tive men. The loss of the British was
Torty-one killed and ninety-four wound
ed, the gallant Captain Barclay, who
had already lost an arm, having the
misfortune to lose the other.
$1,000,000 to Teach Farmers.
Officials of the International Harves
ter company announced the establish
ment of an agricultural service bureau
on a broader scale than heretofore at
tempted by private corporations. Pro
fessor Perry G. Holden. formerly a
dean in the Iowa State Agricultural
college and known as an authority on
coru, has been made head of the bu
reau It is understood the company
has set aside $1,000,000 for this work.
To Run Farm and Attend College.
Adhar Chandia Laskar, a high caste
Brahman from Llahabad. India, has
bought an eight acre farm near the
campus of the Oregon Agricultural col
lege, on which he will apply the theo
ries of scientific agriculture learned
In his course. He will live on the land
and farm it while attending college,
coming in on his bicycle every day.
Air* fc %m
Great Collection of Jewels Kepi
In Treasury.
Throne and Many Robes of Past Sul
tans Are Incrusted With Thousands
of GemsPrivilege of Seeing Treas
ure Gained Only by Influence.
R. J. Turner, in an interesting ar
ticle in the Academy headed "Turkey's
Treasure House." discusses the marvel
ous collection of jewels and curiosities
that are in a corner of the old Blachern
palace, known as the treasury.
"Here, in all conscience." says Mr.
Turner, "Is loot enough alone to justify
a triumphal entry into the ancient city
of Constantine and to make the mouths
water of the Bulgarian or Servian hosts
if they were permitted to cross the
threshold of the treasure chamber.
"In the time of Abdul Hamid access
to this veritable cave of Abdullah was
difficult to obtain. Ambassadorial in
tercession in the case of Europeans
was necessary, and not always success
ful. Since the advent of Mahmud and
the Young Turk, viewing privileges
have been extended, but the signature
of the grand vizier is still necessary to
insure the unlocking of the famous
"The procedure for a private view is
quite an affair. After passing the sen
tries at the gate of the old palace and
reporting one's arrival in the court
yard, a stately procession of befezzed
and frock coated officials, headed by a
venerable Bede, issues from a side
building. The guard comes to atten
tion. Before the huge key is insert
ed in the lock the seal of the door is
broken by the venerable one and care
fully borne away. A distinct effort is
required to turn the lock. The door^
opens only to reveal another barrier
which is as solemnly unlocked. The
black coated procession flows in and
takes up strategic positions.
"The most striking object that meets
the eye is the famous jeweled throne
of one of the sultan's ancestors. This,
as well as a smaller throne in the same
glass case, is thickly incrusted with
pearls, diamonds and rubies. It would
be difficult to estimate the number of
stones, some of which are of a fair size,
but there must be many thousands,
and the effect on the walnut colored
wood is barbaric in the extreme. Its
value is estimated at from one to two
millions sterling. Here and there one
sees a vacant setting, whence the stone
has disappeared, probably passing into
the possession of some nimble fingered
favorite of the sultan.
"Ranged around the room in cases is
a long line of figures of sultans in their
jeweled robes and turbans. Some of
the vestments are literally stiff with
precious stones, while to fasten the
aigret of the turban a stupendous emer
ald or ruby is invariably utilised. An
idea of the size of the ordinary run of
the stones may be grasped by looking
at half a small sized ben's egg placed
on end
"The scabbard of each warrior's scim
itar is elaborately incrusted with sim
ilar stones, with a specially large one
on the top of the hilt The collection
of swords is magnificent, but it is when
one comes to study the daggers that
one realizes the huge fortunes embed
ded in such weapons In some cases
the entire haft is composed of one
stonean emerald or a ruby, as the
case may bethat is to say, amass of
color about three inches long and one
and a half inches thick. Displayed sep
arately are some huge uncut but polish
ed rubies and emeralds, quite as large,
to use a homely expression, as an ordi
nary cake of toilet soap. Whether such
abnormal gems are of 'the purest ray
serene' one cannot vouch for. but the
whole effect is to recall the jeweled
valley of Sinbad the sailor and his Roc
or the more material properties of the
pantomime. Rumor has it that occa
sionally when funds were very low
old Abdul would withdraw a choice
specimen or two, which would find
way to Paris All credit to the
Young Turks that, amid occasions of
great stress, they have steadfastly de
?Iined to take toll of their country's an
tfent treasures.
"Still steadily outflanked by the
black coated brigade another room dis
closes a magnificent collection of coins
from the Romans onward, while other
:ases contain brooches, earrings and dr
naments bejeweled beyond the dreams
avarice. jjgjfe
"Preceded and followed by the^huf
fling baud of brothers, we ascend to. a
gallery and more rooms more relics of
departed padishas and caliphs, more
amblazoned costumes and bejeweled
swords and daggers and a most appall
ing collection of paintings.
"Caref uily shepherded downstairs and
outside, we witness the resealing of the
?reat door, with the ggard at the slope.
4s an additional courtesy we are shown
ve some of the pleasant rooms of the,
palace, from the winddws of which one
gets the most magnificeniyiew in Ceo^
stantinople of the Marmcfra and Bos
porus. Then, having quaffed the fa
mous coffee and partaken of the lus
cious roseleaf jam. we return the sa
laams of the remnant of the black
brotherhood, find our araba and make
a dashing return to Pera, as becomes
those who have feasted their eyes upon
the most extraordinary treasure -house
In tba world

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