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Church Topics a* a
Sunday and Weekday
The Dorcas society met yesterday af
ternoon with Mrs. Tarbox.
Topics for next Sunday: Morning,
"Christ the Motive Power evening,
"Character Versus Circumstances."
The subjects for next Sunday's ser
mons will be as follows: Morning, "The
Spiritual and the "Worldly Life even
ing, "Paul's Adyice to a Young Man."
The young people of the Methodist
church will observe the thirteenth an
niversary of the Epworth League by a
special program of music and addresses
next Sunday eyening. This program
will commence at 7:15 and will be fol
lowed by the usual preaching service
at which time the, pastor will preach
especially to young people on the
theme "Paul's Advice to a Young
On last Sunday Rev. C. M. Heard of
Minneapolis visited the Greenbush,
'Blue Hill and Santiago circuit, preach
ing at Greenbush in the morning and
at Santiago in the afternoon where he
administered the sacrament of the
Lord's Supper and held the quarterly
conference. In the evening Dr. Heard
presented the work of the American
Society for the Promulgation of Re
ligious Education at the Methodist
church in Princeton. Dr. Heard is an
able and scholarly man and many ap
preciations of his services here were
CLIMATE AND CROP BULLETIN.
Weather and Crop Conditions in Minne
sota for the Week Ending May 5
The nights during the week were
cool for the season. Rains, moder
ately heavy locally, were general in
the State on the 1st general in east
ern and southern portions on the 2nd,
and general except in the extreme
north, on the 3rd. On the first there
were high winds, with thunderstorms,
and in some places a little hail.
The rains in the Red River valley
have soaked the ground so that farm
work in Marshall, Polk and Norman
counties has been practically at a
standstill, and very little seeding has
been done so far. The season for seed
ing wheat is so far advanced that ,the
advisability of seeding barley, oats
and flax instead of wheat is being con
sidered. In Kittson county wheat
seeding is well advanced, and oat seed
ing is a third finished. In Clay county
half the wheat is seeded in western
portions, and considerably more farther
east. In the southern two-thirds of
the State the soil is in splendid con
dition. The early sown grains are
showing nicely in the fields, and the
latest sown are germinating well. The
estimate of the damage by the dust
storms of April 10th and 11th was prob
able exaggerated at the time, though
it is now said that where the seed was
broadcasted, the stand is thin, while
that put at a uniform depth by drilling
has resulted in a good and even stand.
In oentral southern counties where the
dust storms were the worst, a few fields
will have lo be seeded to other crops.
Flax is being seeded generally, and the
earliest sown is coming up. Potato
plannting is going on favorably. Prep
arations for corn planting continue,
and a little corn is already in the
ground. Pastures are green, and a
few are affording a good supply o*
feed, but most of them need warmer
weather. Clover and timothy passed
through the winter safely. Plums are
in blossom, and apple trees will soon
be in bloom.
Old settlers in southern Minnesota
tell of the difficulty of growing good
corn in the early days. Since that
time corn has become one of their
staple crops. The improvement .has
been brought about by selecting and
improving the corn itself, and by the
opening up of the country. These pro
cesses are now being repeated in
Northern Minnesota. Corn feels the
effects of excessive mosttare in soil and
cold nights, more than other crops.
With the opening and draining of the
land, these conditions are modified.
At the same time, the corn becomes
better adapted to the climate. Much
corn is already grown in the northern
half of the State.
Dent of good size is cultivated as far
north as Grant Rapids. Flint varie
ties grow to the Canadian line. The
Squaw corn of the Indians ripens still
further north. The question of what
corn to grow is often asked by new
settlers. It must be answered separ
ately for each locality. A variety that
will do well in one place may not ripen
50 miles further northfor corn re
quires all the heat of the growing sea
son and this differs considerably at
different points. Varieties that may
ripen in a good season, may be uncer
tain in a cold or rainy year. It is bet
ter to grow a kind that can be de
pended on to ripen than a larger sort
that may fail.
Each man should start, if possible,
with a kind that has already been suc
cessfully grown in his locality, unless
he thinks that better corn can be
grown, when he should try this in a
small way. But true success must fol-
low as it has always done only on con
tinued selection of seed from the best
ears and hills, whereby the strain is
improved and acclimated. Corn should
always be planted in this climate, on
high, rather light warm soil, and well
manured. For the vicinity of Grand
Rapids it should be in the ground by
May 20th, and further south, somewhat
earlier, to give it the full growing sea
son. HERMAN H. CHAPMAN.
Northeast Experiment Farm, Grand
A Study in License.
The village of Cambridge has been
having all kinds of trouble over the
matter of saloon licenses. Only a year
ago it emerged from a hot fight with
the liquor question and had a margin
of one vote for license. In defference
to public sentiment but two saloons
were granted, licenses and the license
was placed at $1,000. The issue a year
ago was one which involved the ques
tion of what was the best way to handle
the liquor traffic, and it was decided
that licensed saloons were better than
a lot of blind pigs. It was not a ques
tion of revenue at all. But in the
meantime the village voted to bond
itself for over $10,000 for water works
and it was hard this year to eliminate
the matter of the almighty dollar, as
without license money the tax payers
would have to face a tax the like of
which was never heard of in Cam
bridge before. The license issue was
hotly fought and only carried by four
more votes than it did a year ago.
Then the anti-license element insisted
that if it was coin the village wanted
why not have plenty of saloons and
get'all the money possible. The con
servative element desired to handle
the liquor traffic under license with
some tact and not go to either extreme.
In addition to the two saloons that
have been running two new applica
tions were made for license, one by
John Thornquist of this place who will
have a saloon in connection with the
new hotel he intends to run in Cam
bridge, and another by a party from
Harris. Thornquist insisted that if
the village had more than two saloons
besides his own he would not build the
hotel, and here was a proposition that
Cambridge was up against. The coun
cil met last week and rejected the Har
ris man's application for license, post
poned action on the Thornquist appli
cation, and placed the license at $1,000.
One of the councilmen was away at
the time, and when he returned he
asked to have the council reconsider
the matter, and accordingly another
meeting was held, which is said to
have been the warmest session the
Cambridge council ever held. There
was a scrap on the question of the
amount^ of license and the council
finally decided to place it at $1,500, an
increase of $500 over last year, and
they say all is not serene along the
marts of trade in the county seat of
I*. A. R. District Encampment.
The seventeenth annual G. A. R.
district encampment of the Northwest
ern District, Department of Minnesota,
will be held in the city of St. Cloud on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
June 24, 25 and 26. The following are
the officers of the District Encamp
ment: Commander, C. F. Macdonald,
Post No. 134, St. Cloud Senior Vice
Commander, H. K. White, Post No.
51, Alexandria Junior Vice-Com
mander, A. F. Foster, Post No. 35,
The following counties are under
stood to constitute the Northwestern
District: Benton, Douglas, Kandiyohi,
Meeker, Mille Lacs, Pope, Sherburne,
Stearns, Stevens and Wright. All
posts therein are not only fraternally
and cordially invited to attend this en
campment, but are earnestly urged to
The following staff appointments
have been made by the District Com
mander, and will be obeyed and re
spected accordingly^ It is expected
that each of them will co-operate with
the officers-elect in making the En
campment a success, and in securing
the attendance of their Posts and Com
rades: District Adjutant, John
Schaefer, Post No. 134, St. Cloud Dis
trict Quartermaster, M. D. Manning,
Post No. 125, Willmar Chief of Staff,
G. P. Boutwell, Post No. 112, Clear
water Senior Aide de Camp, W. H.
Houlton, Post No. 23, Elk River. A.
Z. Norton, Post No. 142, Princeton,
has been appointed one of the special
Great Northern Railway Calendar.
One of the most unique railroad cal
enders ever issued is that of the Great
Northern railway and steamship lines.
.The calendar proper is in black and
red and covers a "sheet 16x20 inches.
It is surmounted with a beautiful de
sign, the acme of the designer's and
lithographer's art, showing the Great
Northern traffic by steamship and rail
along the northern zone, the future
great highway of commerce. The route
is shown from Buffalo, the eastern
port of lake commerce, to Duluth, the
gateway for the Pacific coast traffic via
the great lakes. From Duluth the
Great Northern railway system
the Pacific coast in bright red lines,
and at the coast a Great Northern
steamship is pointed for the Orient.
Japan, China and the Philippines are
stretches away across the continent to4 lot of fine thoroughbred Durham bulls
and heifers for sale for cash or on
time. They are a fine lot of animals.
Bulls ready for service.
18-tf E. MARK LIVE STOCK Co.
shown as the ultima thula. There is a
flash-light effect to the design, the
first of which is thrown from the lake
steamer at Duluth part way across the
continent, and another is flashed from
the locomotive of a Great Northern
"overland" until its rays reach out
into the Pacific, when they are again
taken up by the flashlight from the
Great Northern steamer as it sails
away to the Orient. The back ground
of the design is the northern portion
of the globe, with the starry firma
ment overhead. The calendar is one
that the Great Northern should be
Jumped His Board Bill.
John Luth, who for some time has
been at work at his trade as a mason
in and about Princeton, and who
boarded at the Scandia house, took a
very sudden departure a few days ago
for parts unknown. He became in
debted to Landlord Moey for a liberal
allowance oft chuck and a good -many
nights' rest, and was a little dilatory
about settling with Mr. Moey. It vis
also claimed that he bought a suit of
clothes of Martin Brand and gave in
payment for them an order on a party
that Luth had been or was working
for, but there was no money coming,
and Mr. Brand soon discovered that
the polite request was not a legal
tender. Moey thought it the proper
thing to get out a warrant for the ar
rest of Luth but the latter got wind of
the proceedings and took time by the
forelock and made his escape. It is
said that this is not the first time he
has got into trouble, and it was only
last fall that he was discharged from
Potato Supply Short.
Princeton, the great potato market
of the great potato belt, has a potato
shortage right here at home, and the
local supply has about been exhausted.
The merchants report that they are
practically out of potatoes, and the
housekeeper who has no potatoes in
the cellar has to hustle to get enough
to supply immediate wants. The sup
ply in the hands of the farmers is
small indeed, and there only remains
enough for seed purposes. In some
cases the farmers are finding them
selves short of seed stock, but many
prefer to sell off all their stock and get
new seed, the exchange with the deal
ers being made on the basis of one
bushel of seed potatoes for five bush
els of next fall's crop. Last Saturday
potatoes were selling at 95 cents and
there were a good many loads hauled
in that sold for that figure. A few
straggling loads are coming in, but do
not amount to much in the way of sup
ply at the present time.
i A Grave Topic.
Oak Knoll cemetery might be'made
a very pretty burial ground if only a
little more attention was paid to it.
This spring parties who got tired of
the neglected appearance of the place
burned over a large portion of the
cemetery, and were very particular
not to have the fires burn the trees nor
shrubbery. One part of the cemetery
was burned over that had become
matted with the accumulation of weeds
and grass of fifteen years, and the
green grass is coming up and improv
ing the looks of the place a great deal.
Here and there may be seen a few lots
where an attempt has been made to
beautify the appearance of the same,
but there are plenty of neglected spots
throughout the cemetery that ought to
be looked after, and it is to be hoped
that all interested will take some pride
in the matter and clean up the barren
and neglected places before Decora
The sale of live stock at the Mark
yards last Saturday was very well at
tended and the crowd remained with
Frank Smith, who was auctioneer,
throughout the entire day. A lot of
good horses were sold, one heavy team
of drafters being sold for an even $300.
Bidding was quite spirited on some of
the offerings. Considerable other stock
was sold during the day, the total sales
amounting to over two car loads of
horses. Nearly one car load was bought
by outside parties. These sales which
long ago became a feature of trade at
the Mark Live Stock Co.'a yards, are
always well attended and attract buy
ers from various portions of the State
as well as lots of farmers from the sur
rounding country. About Water Power.
According to the views of mechan
ical experts, the power of the future is
that derived from falling water. For
cheapness and effectiveness, with up
to-date electrical means of transmis
sion, rio other power approaches it.
The factory and the mill no longer
overhand the stream where the power
is generated. Next to water power is
the power developed by the rotary
steam engine from petroleum. A
liquid fuel for generating physical and
mental power in man, "Golden Grain
Belt" beer, is unexcelled a pure, de
licious drink. Order of your nearest
dealer or be supplied by Henry Veidt,
THE PBiyCETOy UNION: THUBSDATT, MAY 8, 1902.
Durham Cattle for Sale.
The E. Mark Live Stock Co. has a
New Ba)l Team.
Princeton now has a ball team. Joe
Griebler, an old St. Cloud player, will
captain the team, while Henry Mar^
shall will act as secretary and treas
urer. The personnel of the team is as
follows: Joe Griebler, Geo. Bock
oven, p. Clifton Cravens, lb. Henry
Marshall, 2b. Sam Shaw, 3b. Harry
Pratt, rf. Norm Marshall, If.: Frank
Goulding, cf. Joe Janikula, ss. O. D.
Moorehouse, mascot Joe Stangler and
Adon Whitney, extras. Sam Shaw
and Geo. Bockoven will both have op
portunities in the box, and Clifton
Cravens will relieve Griebler behind
the bat. The makeup of the team is
not at all weak, and after the boys get
a little bit seasoned they ought to do
some good playing. Three of the boys
Shaw, Janikula and Whitneyare
out of the high school nine. The team
will go over to Cambridge next Sun
day and play the nine at that place.
Trouble Over a Road.
A. B. Damon, who owns an eighty
acre farm down in the town of Bald
win, may commence action against the
town board of that township for dam
ages in laying out a road through his
farm. An old road that passed
through his farm was vacated by the
board on a petition duly signed and
presented, Mr. Damon being one of
the signers to said petition. But when
the new road was laid out it was found
that instead of following the course
designated in the petition %the board
had the road built through another
portion of the farm against the wishes
of Mr. Damon, who now seeks to have
the board compelled to vacate the new
road and lay it out according to the
route described in the petition.
A First-Class Paper.
There is no paper published in the
United States that is more universally
read in the community in which it cir
culates than is The Duluth Evening
The Herald prints the entire Associ
ated Press reports and has an average
of twelve pages daily. If you are not
already a subscriber you should send
for a sample copy, or 25 cents for one
Duluth Weekly Herald, $1 per year
six months, 50 cents three months,
Sermon on "Teething."
The Methodist preacher at Bemidji
announced that he would preach on
"Tithing" the first Sunday in May.
The printer's devil was responsible for
the newspaper announcement that the
parson would on the first Sunday in
May preach a sermon on "teething.
Typhoid at St. Cloud.
St. Cloud is threatened with an epi
demic of typhoid fever. J. B. Dunn,
health officer of that city has issued a
timely warning to the public to avoid
using the water from the Mississippi
river which he says is polluted with
typhoid infected sewerage.
A. D. Call, representing the Genesee
Pure Food Co. of Le Roy, N. Y., was
in Princeton last week advertising
"Grain-O" and "Jell-O." "Jell-O" is
a delicious gelatine dessert preparation
with lemon, orange, raspberry and
strawberry flavors, and sells for ten
cents a package.
MONEY to loan on improved
farms. M. S. RUTHERFORD,
Wood's Boston coffees for sale at
FOR SALEPoland China pigs at
Richard Mount's, one mile north of
town. Inquire at Peterson's black
smith shop. 21-lt
Men's and boys' summer hats. For
style and comfort get them at
WANTEDGirl to do general house
work. Wages $2 per week. Apply at
Fred Schmidt's, five miles southwest
of Princeton. 21-2t
Strawberries, lettuce, onions
ne*w cabbage every day at
Largest line of room and picture
mouldings ever brought to the city.
Pictures framed to order.
18-21 E JONES & BRO.
FOR SALEOne hundred acres of
good farm land east of Princeton. This
land will be sold in tracts of ten acres
up, if desired. Terms reasonable.
Apply to E. Mark Live Stock Co.
Solberg Bros, have opened a black
smith and wagon shop opposite B.
Soule's planing mill and are prepared
to do all kinds of blacksmithing and
wagon work. Horse shoeing and
plough work a specialty. Satisfaction
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed bids for the erection of a Ger^
man Lutheran church according to
plans 'and specifications by J.
A. Wetter, architect, on file at the
office of Woodcock & Oakes at Brick
ton, and also at the residence of Rev.
O. Strauch will be received on or be
fore Monday, June 2nd, by Rev. O.
Strauch, Princeton, Minn. The com
mittee reserves the right to reject any
or all bids.
16tf BUILDING COMMITTEE.
Brickton4 Minn., April 2,1902.
The Most Perfect
That Can Be Found is
cures all kinds of blood trouble, Liver
and Kidney trouble, Catarrah and Rheu
matism, by acting on the blood, liver and
kidneys, by purifying the blood, and con
tains medicines that pass off the im
Fox Sale ana Guaranteed Only By
C. A. JACK, Druggist.
FRANK PETERSON. N NELSON
PETERSON & NELSON,
and wagon makers.
Plow repairing a specialty at this
time of the year.
Satisfaction also guaranteed in all other
lines, of our business
Shops opposite Sadley mill,
will stand for service at
Princeton, Mi lac a
the coming season, beginning about
Further notice of terms and dates
will be given later.
THOMPSON CATTLE CO.
PACE, MIN N.
LOUIS R. CRAHAMj
WILL FULLY MEET
TOUR EVERY TYPE
No. 325 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, Minn.
C. TARBOX, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
County Physician of Mille Lacs county.
Surgeon of Great Northern R'y.
Office over Jack's Drug Store Telephone 18.
Residence: Cor. Central ave., and Oak street.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Carew Block,
V-ALIHER & SMITH,
BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS.
A fine line^f Tobacco and Cigars
Main Street, Princeton.
Coffins and Caskets, from the cheapest to the
best grades always on hand
An embalming fluid used which brings dis
colored corpses back to natural color.
Also dealer in granite and marble monuments.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS,
Lard^Poultry, Fish and Game in Season
I V. WICKLUND,
A new and complete assortment of coffins
and caskets always on hand. Bodies prepared
and kept from discoloring, and full charge
taken of funeral services, if desired.
TillhOr ej nagon trust och tillverkar
Office Main street.
O. H. BUCK,
All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly
and promptly done. I make a
Firs i, PR.
Has built up a splendid business
and earned an enviable reputation
by handling only dependable
BEST IN THE WORLD.
T. F. NORTON,
Loans and Insurance.
I have 100 good business lots for sale at this
place afr-reasonable prices, also lots, blocks,
and acres suitable for summer homes on
affording a mile of beautiful sandy beach with
fine shady drives through large oak, maple,
birch, and basswood timber, on the south
Beautiful Mille Lacs Lake,
the geographical center of Minnesota and the
future great health and' summer resort of the
northwest. I also have some fine
Timber and Meadow Lands
in Mitfe Lacs and adjoining counties, and im
proved lands near to school, church, and store.
/The Mille Lacs Country
offers all the advantages of the far frontier in
cheap lands and business opportunities, and
yet we ar.e in the very heart of the State.
WRITE FOR PRICES.