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Main Street,
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
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
farm in McHenry county, N. D.,
two miles from town 140 acres un
der cultivation, no waste land, soil
sandy loam suitable for potatoes
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
All sizes and prices from
$1.00 to $3.00
"^*^^^*^^W^^^^IM^MOlOW^MW^W HllNH^^^wt^J^^^^^
(Successor to G. H. Gottwerth)
Prime Meats of Every Variety,
Poultry, Fish, Etc.
Highest market prices paid for Cattle ana Hogs.
Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard,
Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
Both Telephones.
Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn.
Peterson & Nelson Princeton, Minn.
'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
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
and grain. H. W. Will, 633 Third
ave. S., 3Iinneapolis. Minn. 6-2tp
FOR RENTA farm of 160 or 240
acres, 2% miles south of Princeton.
Call at Xyberg's store for particul
a 6-2tp
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
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
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*^
Church Topics
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
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
5unday and Weekday
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
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
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
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
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
A New York woman wears a watch
on her ankle. Probably wants to tlm*
her steps.
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
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
The sublime porte of Turkey is not
ao sublime as formerly.
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
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
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