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I Main Street, LOST LOSTA daik blown fur neck piece with black stupe, between F. A. Lowell's residence and Princeton, on Saturday. Finder please return to Mrs. I. Mudgett lor reward, ltc LOST-Between Princeton and Long Siding, a black handbag con taining two small pocketbooks and some money. Finder please return to Union office. 7-ltp FOB SALE. FOR SALE CHEAPMower, hay rake, and disc new last spring. Also bay mare 5 years old, weight between 1,100 and 1,200 pounds. Must be disposed of at once. P. C. Briggs, 3 miles east of Prince ton. Tri-State phone. 7-tfc FOR SALEA small farm of 76 acres, 1 mile from Princeton, 3 acres of berries, and good improve ments. A snap if taken before March 1. Inquire of S. Winsor, Princeton. 6-2tp FOR SALE OR RENTA 240-acre farm in McHenry county, N. D., two miles from town 140 acres un der cultivation, no waste land, soil sandy loam suitable for potatoes .1,. ^mrommmmmmmmmmtmmmnmjmmmmrom^ Money Saved S~ I Wearing Kabo Corsets 3 Materials are of coutil and batiste, extreme and medium length skirts, low and medi- um bust, dainty trimmings and excellent hose supporters attached. All sizes and prices from $1.00 to $3.00 SOLD BY 10. B. NEWTONJ iiUUUUUiiUUUUiUiUUiUilUiiUUiUaUUiUUUiUiUUUUiU^ "^*^^^*^^W^^^^IM^MOlOW^MW^W HllNH^^^wt^J^^^^^ A. C. SMITH (Successor to G. H. Gottwerth) Prime Meats of Every Variety, Poultry, Fish, Etc. Highest market prices paid for Cattle ana Hogs. L. C. HUMMEL Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. Both Telephones. Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn. SiickneyGasolinen$ines ARE THE BEST Reputation Peterson & Nelson Princeton, Minn. WANT COLUMN! 'Notices tinder this head will be inserted at one cent per word No advertisement will be published in this column for less than 15 cts Princeton. No. SO You wouldn't buy breeding stock from a GypsyThe reputation of the breeder is weighed equally with the points of the animalStickney Engines have both reputation of the manufacturer and points of superiority. Peterson & Nelson EXCLUSIVE AGENTS BVHHBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBI and grain. H. W. Will, 633 Third ave. S., 3Iinneapolis. Minn. 6-2tp FOR BENT. FOR RENTA farm of 160 or 240 acres, 2% miles south of Princeton. Call at Xyberg's store for particul a 6-2tp MISCELLANEOUS. WAXTED-To rent, three or four furnished rooms for housekeeping. Applj to J. A. Baker, Riverside hotel. 7-itp Ice, Coal and Soft Water. Ice, 75 cents per load: soft water, $1 per tank coal, $6.25 and upward per ton. Call up Umbehocker on Tri-State phone. 3-4tc Notice. Whosoever holds order No. 272, of school district 50, Sherburne county, dated July 18, 1910, for the sum of $15.15, will please present at Security State bank, Princeton, for payment without delay. E. J. Latta, 51-tfc Treasurer of District 50. For Eczema B mild instantly tha was othin stopfs\ the itch. We have sold many other remedies for skin trouble but none that we could per sonally guarantee as we do the D. D. Prescription. If I had Eczema I'd use B. D. D. Prescription C. A. Jack, Druggist. 4! ^^iS*^ iiiiiiiiniiliiiHiiiii.'mUl Church Topics CONGREGATIONAL. Morning worship at 10:30. Mr. Locker will deliver an address on "The Bible School a Man's Job. Prelude, offertory, postlude and an them, duet by Mrs. H. C. Cooney and M. L. Cormany. violin solo by Donald Marshall. Mrs. H. C. Cooney. musical director: Mrs. B. Soule, organist. Sunday school at 12 m. Evening service at 7:30. Mr. Locker will speak on "The Strategic Points in Bible School Progress." Music by Young People's choir and orchestra, anthem by choir, violin solo by Donald Marshall, cornet solo by Kenneth Howard, duet by Mrs. H. C. Cooney and M. L. Coimany. Mr. Locker is general superintend ent of the Minnesota Sunday School association and an able speaker in dealing with the vital points of church lite. Let everyone make an extra effort to hear him. Young People's choir practice Thursday evening from 7 to 8 and midweek meeting from 8 to 9 o'clock. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Felix Mallette's son, aged 10 years, died at his home in Blue Hill yester day morning. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Will McClellan at the residence of George Taylor on the 21st ult. The doctors find considerable to do these days. The sudden changes of weather cause considerable sickness. Dr. Tarbox arrived in town last Thursday and has been kept busy attending to his patients ever since. A. D. Jesmer of St. Paul and Moses Jesmer of Everly. Iowa, were in attendance at their parents' fun eral on Sunday. After a short illness, John D. Dibblee, sr., died at his home in Wyanett yesterday morning. Ty phoid pneumonia was the cause of his death. An electric light man was in town Monday to see what the prospects are for putting in a plant here and he met with considerable encourage ment from our business men. William Steeves had occasion to go into his pig pen recently and was attacked bj a boar which badly lacerated him. He is, however, re covering from the wounds caused by the fierce beast. The old vets are jolly fellows and their wives are jolly women. This is leap year and the wives of the old bojs propose to get up a dance on their own account at G. A. R. hall on the evening of February 21. The bottom dropped out of all the mercurial thermometers in town last night and the only one of the spirit variety in this region was sucked dry by some alcoholic fiend, so it is im possible to tell the temperature. On the morning of February 2 Joseph Jesmer, sr., passed to the other shore and on the following dav his wife, Mary R.. joined him. The funeral was held on Sunday after noon and the bodies were laid side by side in Oak Knoll cemetery. The county commissioners wisely concluded that they had better grant a license to one responsible party to sell intoxicating liquors at Bridgman than have half a dozen blind pigs squealing around in the woods in that vicinity, hence a license was granted to Charley Malone. Change in Feed Rates. Beginning February 1 the rates of feeding in the Princeton feed barns will be as follows For hay only team, 20 cents single horse, 15 cents. After 9p. 5 cents extra. For grain and hay-team, 35cents single horse, 25 cents. Kaliher & King, Sealberg & Swanbro, Gust Coleman, Gust Anderson. 6-2tc Cttt *-5-^A4L*iS*ffii THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1913. 5unday and Weekday Announcement!. SWEDISH LUTHERAN. The Norwegian Lutherans will hold meetings next Sunday at the Swedish Lutheran church, when Rev. Bernh. Salvesen of Minneapolis will preach both morning and even ing. Morning service begins at 10:30 o'clock sermon text, ''Tempta- tions holy communion will follow the sermon. Evening service at 8 o'clock: sermon text, "The Labor ers. METHODIST. Rev. Service's subjeets for Sunday are as follows: Morning, "Be Sure evening, "Abraham Lincoln and Freedman's Aid." Special music Mrs. Caely, musical director Miss Walker and Miss Anderson, organists. Sundav school at 11:45 a. m. Mrs. Ewing, superintendent. Brother hood class at the close of the sermon. All men invited. Epworth league Sunday evening at 7 o'clock Prayer meeting Thursday e"\ ening at 7:30. You are all cordially imited to at tend these services. Why Does a Hen Cackle? Among various momentous questions which ever and anon trouble the coun try, such as "What is whisky?" "How old is Ann?" and "Why does a rabbit wabble its nose?" has arisen one now raging through some of the newspa pers, "Why does a hen cackle?" As yet no real answer has been given. Since the hen does most of her cackling after she has laid an egg and since the noise thus aids man and other preda tory animals to steal her product Bid dy defeats her own object, which is to raise a brood of chicks. From her standpoint that is the only use of eggs. Why does she advertise their where abouts to her natural enemies? Various flippant and irrelevant re plies have been given the piffling na ture of which may be judged by the following samples: "Because she is proud and wants to boats of her ex ploit." "Because she is an altruist and wishes to help man find her eggs." "Because she can't crow." "Because she is not a duck." And just "Be- cause," which is always an adequate feminine reason. The first two of the above alleged answers are the only ones worthy of the serious notice which befits the subject. They both ascribe to Biddy human vices and virtues which no well regulated hen possesses. So much for these. The most plausible explanation offer ed is that during the egg laying the remainder of the flock has naturally strayed and the hen cackles to ascer tain their whereabouts, since it is well known that other hens take up the cackling. It is supposed that chickens originally lived in the jungle and that separation from the flock might have proved a serious matter. Another sup position is that Biddy thus notifies the lordly cock to come and protect the egg. The one big difficulty in the way of this theory is that chanticleer fails to fulfill his part of the contract. As a protector of eggs he is a feathered im postor. We know little of hen psychology, if a hen may be considered enough of a highbrow to have a psychology. In everything else Biddy is eminently sensible, and so there must be some good explanation of her cackling. Per haps the real reason is that, being sensible, she believes in advertising. A new "old master" has been found in Europe. Somebody evidently needs American money. Andrew Carnegie might try his peace propaganda on the English suffragettes. Protect the Birds. Throughout the entire land there is an outcry against insect pests. Fruits, cereals, vegetables and trees are being destroyed. The worst of it is that the trouble seems to be on the increase. One of the chief causes of this alarm ing condition is the wholesale destruc tion of our birds. Dr. W. T. Horna day, the eminent zoologist, is author ity for the statement that "seven spe cies of migratory birds have been ex terminated within our own times, and at least fourteen other are now threat ened with extermination." Not only so, but most of the species remaining are rapidly oeing reduced in numbers. Most of thfse birds prey on harmful insects and thus protect the trees, fruits and vegetation. It is for this reason, among others, that the McLean bill for federal pro tection of migratory birds was intro duced in the senate. The state laws on the subject are inadequate and by no means uniform. The proposed act places the control of the matter in the agricultural department, which has a view of the entire field. In some of the states robins and blackbirds are now killed as game. Multiplied thousands of the feathered folk of all species are slaughtered to furnish plumage for women's hats Others are shot wantonly by men and boys for no reason other than the love of killing.' As a consequence the fruit growers, farmers and gardeners of the whole country suffer. It is to be hoped that the McLean bill will pass both houses of congress during this session. It is proposed to start a society in America similar Jo the French "im- mortals." The only trouble with this is that in the case of a real immortal the votes are not all counted till sev eral centuries after his death. There is said to be a gradual disap pearance of red headed men and wo men from England. Yet the general impression of the English suffragettes is that they are all red headed. Champ Clark suggests that elections be held on Monday. For the defeated candidates it would then become blue Monday in fact Reports are that the lemon crop is ruined. Hard to convince the average man of that. He is handed as many as usual. Possibly William Rockefeller's ill ness is the same sort that afflicted CharleB W. Morse. Is Everybody Crazy? Dr. Sherman Paton of Princeton uni versity has said, "We are all more or less crazy." The statement is not original. Every one has heard some thing like it on numberless occasions But is it true? By what standard are we to judge? If it is meant that we are none of us mentally perfect, the professor's indictment will stand, but when was the definition of insanity stretched to include everything less than the absolute? If the statement implies that we are none of us like an other all in all and that everybody else is a little off when measured by our own individaul standards, then the learned doctor is right, but when was egotism made the mental measur ing rod of the race? Perhaps, after all, it is a mere matter of terms, but what method have we of determining the meaning of words ex cept common usage and dictionary defi nitions? According to these, to be crazy means to be mentally deranged and irresponsible. The term is also defined legally, and persons who are adjudged legally insane are sent to an institution or placed under other re straint If we take the meaning of common usage, of the dictionaries or of the lawbooks, the professor's sweeping assertion is about as far from the truth as it can be. By these stand ards only a small percentage of people are crazy. There is still another stand ard by which we can judge, and that is common sense. In the light of com mon sense the statement that every body is "more or less crazy" appears not only absurd, but is a libel on the human race. Sweeping generalizations are almost always false and should not be made by scientific men. Perhaps a state ment such as that of this particular professor is not worthy of serious com ment at all, but there has been so much college sensationalism of late that ordinary sane and sensible people are growing a little tired of it. The public is also growing a trifle weary of the professional alienists employed on our great murder cases, who swear usually for whichever side hires them, who use tests by which anybody may or may not be made to appear insane and who are rapidly bringing a worthy science into disrepute. The great need of some of these over specialized experts on insanity is a little of the sanity of common sense. A mother says that crying is the best exercise for a baby's lungs. It also furnishes good exercise for other people's patience. Sympathy For Sickles. Every state in the Union, through some official or other individual, has expressed sympathy for General Daniel E. Sickles in the predicament in which he now finds himself. The general has been charged with converting to his own use $23,476.78 of funds belonging to the New York state monument com mission. The governor of the state publicly declared his genuine regret at the old general's financial diflScultiea and, while regretting his inability to help him officially, offered to do so financially. From Michigan came a telegram from Senator William Alden Smith asking: Are the prosperous and generous men of New York to allow a gallant hero like General Sickles, who himself raised at his own expense five regiments the war of the rebeUion and whose gallantry and heroism at Gettysburg are among the priceless traditions of the war, to suffer for the want of $23,000? Can you not ap peal to the philanthropic and generous men who have profited by a united coun try to meet this situation before it is too late? It has been argued that General Sickles' life is an example that some men live too long Had he died twenty years ago nothing but the greatest re spect would have been felt for him With the issuing of the order for his arrest he Airtually faced state prison. And this is the man who lost his leg fighting for his country at Gettysburg! Even some southerners, against whom he fought, shuddered at the thought of it and offered aid financially. But from the general sentiment of sym pathy which seems to have swept the country for General Sickles it is un fair to state that in every instance Republics are ungrateful. A Connecticut alderman put tar on the soles of his shoes, which he has worn at intervals for twenty years. It is evident that Connecticut alder men do most of their walking in auto mobiles. King Alfonso of Spain may visit the United States next summer,. He will be welcome. We promise not to say a word about "remembering the Maine" when we greet him. Middies at Annapolis are not allowed to eat candy. Perhaps the authorities think navy plug better for the future officers of our battleships. The futurist school of art draws as a child would drawif the child were feeble minded and had never practiced drawing. A New York woman wears a watch on her ankle. Probably wants to tlm* her steps. s~' w% A Democratic editor says that the only presidential salute which will really please his people at the inaugu ration of Wilson is the firing of all the big guns appointed by Taft Also the booming of those to fill the va cancies? The cancellation of the inaugural ball apparently pleases everybody except the Washington milliners and dealers in white gloves. Records now brought to light show that Babylon had divorces 4,000 years ago. It will be recalled that Babylon also fell. The New York newspapers seem to suspect underground work in connec tion with the new subways. The only signs of genius some people show are the supposed shortcomings of genius. The sublime porte of Turkey is not ao sublime as formerly. p^g^^ fUss- Reforming the Stock Exchange. The Pujo congressional committee has been investigating Wall street, and Governor Sulzer of New York has pro posed its regulation by the state. Sev eral years ago the Hughes commission reported various abuses in the battle ground of the bulls and bears and the shearing floor of the lambs, but noth ing much came of it The honorable members of the committee thought that, inasmuch as Wall street had promised to reform itself, the state should keep hands off. It did predict, however, that if the aforesaid abuses recurred the people of the Empire State would demand that the Stock Exchange be regulated by law. It is needless to add that the abuses have "recurred." Governor Sulzer recommends that wash sales, rehypothecation of cus tomers' stocks, matched orders, short selling under certain conditions and other evils be prohibited by law. He sensibly adds that if New York state fails to do its duty in the matter it can make HO complaint if the federal gov ernment steps in and does the regulat ing from Washington. Defenders of the Stock Exchange urge the weak argument that people are not compelled to deal with it un less they desire. The same was true of lotteries and betting on the races, yet both have been suppressed. The disclosures brought about by the Pujo committee have made the regula tion of the Stock Exchange inevitable. The only question now is as to whether the state or nation shall attempt such regulation. Perhaps they may both take a hand at the game. Then the offenders that escape the nation may be gathered in by the state, and those the state fails to catch will be attended to by Uncle Sam. A Boston professor has decided that twenty-five is the "scientifically ideal" age to marry. He says that twenty is the silly age, thirty the timid age and forty the dangerous age. A pessimist might rejoin that any age at which one marries is a silly age, likewise dangerous. As for the rest of us, it depends somewhat on when we get in the notion and can get anybody else in the notion. A European artist says that man's figure is far more beautiful than that of woman. Then he adds insult to injury by requesting suffragette pa pers to "please copy." Yet it will be observed that theatrical managers do not depend on this beautiful masculine form for box office receipts. Mothers' Pensions. It is a hopeful sign that legislation for pensioning dependent mothers is up this winter in many states. There seems no good argument against it since it costs even less than caring for the children of such mothers in institu tions. The arguments for it are many and convincing. All agree that the mother is the natural custodian of the child, and her love is as necessary to him as food and raiment. These sup ply his physical needs, but mother love furnishes a large and necessary part of his moral and spiritual education. Of course there are mothers unfitted to care for their offspring, but such are fortunately few. In the vast majority of cases, if the money necessary to rear the children in an institution were paid to the widowed or deserted moth er, she- could expend it with far more advantage to the little ones than an institution could or would do. For one thing, the repressed, mechanical and uniform life at most institutions dwarfs the child's individuality and destroys some of his self reliance. Mothers' pensions assure happiness both to mother and child, while separa tion is cruel in the extreme. We are coming into an age where we must think more of the welfare of our brother and sister, where the social and humanitarian problems must be met, where the suffering of one be comes the concern of all in a real and vital sense. Mothers' pensions are not only in accord with this awakening social consciousness, but are in line with sound business judgment & Iff 3 n *&.