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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE IACS COUNTY, Mil fESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1905.
OLD BATTLE FLAGS.
For the Last Time They a/e Flung
to the Breeze and Wave Over
Old Soldiers Look With Loving Eyes
on Banners Which They Fol-
lowed on to Victory.
More than nine hundred veterans
of Minnesota regiments and civil war
organizations marched in the flag day
parade in St. Paul on June 14.
Brackett's battalion had twenty
five men in line, and there were
also survivors of the four artillery
organizations, the Second cavalry,
the Minnesota Rangers and Hatch's
battalion. Cheer after cheer greeted
the veterans as they marched once
more behind the flags which they had
followed through many bloody bat
tles and their old enthusiasm seemed
to awake within them as once more
the step was "left, left, along the line.
There were many veterans in the city
who, because of disabilities or old
age, were unable to march, but they
joined the spectators on the sidewalks
or gathered at the new capitol, wait
ing for the main column to come up.
The eteran organizations gathered
at the old capitol, the civil war veter
ans on the Exchange street side of the
building, and the Spanish-American
and Philippine war veterans on Cedar
street. The color-bearers of the eleven
regiments which were to escort their
flags to the new capitol gathered in
the rotunda of the old capitol, when
Colonel C. T. Trowbridge, on behalf
of Governor Johnson, delivered the
flags to the bearers. The bearers then
joined their regiments on the lawn.
After the regiments had been
brought to attention General J. W.
Bishop delivered a brief address, com
mitting the flags once more to the men
who followed them in battle.
C. H. Rines of this place is closely
connected with the history of the flag
of the old First Minnesota regiment,
and Sam. Blumer of Stillwater, and
Ellette Perkins of Clearwater also
helped in preserving it during the
Blumer carried the flag to Antietam
and Perkins got it there and carried
it to Gettysburg. When the remnant
of the regiment came home C. H.
Rines bought the flag to Minnesota
and left it at Fort Snelling. He says
that relic hunters made saa havoc with
it, cutting: away the greater portion.
It is on the same old staff which had
the lower part shot away, but it has
been spliced to its original length.
Mr. Rines was chosen flag bearer at
St. Paul on the 14th and once more
lifted the banner under which he had
fought and which he carried so many
hundreds of miles to be preserved as
a memento of a great and glorious
The old First Minnesota had 105
men in line.
The Second Minnesota, commanded
by Thomas Downs, carried six flags
and a drum that had seen four years'
service. The Second had 130 men in
The Third Minnesota, commanded by
J. M. Bowler, had 73 in line and es
corted two flags.
The Fourth Minnesota, commanded
by Thomas H. Reeves, had eighty
five men in line and two flags.
The Fifth Minnesota, commanded
by W. A. Van Slyke, escorted six
flags and had seventy-six men in line.
The Sixth Minnesota, commanded
by A. P. Connolly, was 100 strong
and escorted two flags.
The Seventh Minnesota, commanded
by Judge L. W. Collins, had forty in
line, with three flags.
The Eighth Minnesota, commanded
by Thomas Darlington, escorted two
flags and had eighty-eight veterans
The Ninth Minnesota, commanded
by J. H. Abbett, had sixty in line
and escorted four flags.
The Tenth Minnesota had fifty men
The Eleventh Minnesota, command
ed by W. C. Wilson, had two flags
and fifty-eight men in line.
The eleven veteran regiments were
followed by small detachments of the
First, Second and Third batteries of
light artillery, and these in turn by
the First regiment of heavy artillery,
fifteen in line.
Brackett's battalion, J. W. Cramsie,
commanding with twenty-five veterans,
was followed by a few survivors of
the First Minnesota Rangers, and
these in turn by a detachment of the
Second Minnesota cavalry. Hatch's
battalion, which claims the distinc
tion of being the last Minnesota mili
tary organization mustered out after
the civil war, brought up the rear of
the civil war organizations.
ihop Ireland made the formal
pre ntation of flags and in his speech
he lid: "Dear old flags, tattered
and nattered, storm-beaten and bul-
let-] )red, our hearts go out to you in
swej est love, in fondest embrace.
Thei teardrops bedewing our eyelids
bespeak the emotion welling within
our souls. Dear old flags, receive our
salute most sincere in its tenderness,
most olenary in its effusiveness."
One of the features of the parade
was the presence of the' grandson of
Wm. Bercher bearing an old drum
which was used by the elder Bercher
all through the civil war. Bercher
was formerly a resident of Pine coun
The death of Col. Colvill during the
reunion calls vividly to mind the
famous charge at Gettysburg, of
which he was the leader. Of this
charge \V. S. Hancock says: "There
is no more gallant deed recorded in
history. I ordered these men there
because I saw I must gain a few min
utes! time. Reinforcements were com
the run, but I knew that before
ould reach the threatened point
onfederates, unless checked,
seize the position. I would
ordered the regiment in if I had
that every man would be killed.
to be done, and I was glad to
such a gallant body of men as
the lirst Minnesota at hand, willing
to ike the terrible sacrifice that the
OCCJ sion demanded."
Oi that fateful Jul} morning there
wer^but 262 men remaining in First
lesota regiment, which lay in re
Gradually the Union men were
beirj| forced back between the space
between the First Minnesota and Little
Roufid Top. The retreat became a
rouiand the men of the First Minne
sotalhad to lie on their sides to per
mit Jthe retreating troops to pass
through. Willard's brigade had been
ordered to relieve the situation, but
coujd not arrive on time. At this
juncture Gen. Hancock rode up at full
speed: and for a moment vainly en
deafored to rally Sickle's retreating
men| Then he caught sight of the
First Minnesota. Galloping up he
said "What regiment is this
"Fi|st Minnesota," replied Col. Col
villf "Charge those lines!" com
manded Hancock. Charge,'' shout-
Silently without orders the speed
-was changed from double-quick to
utmost speed, for in that lay the only
hope of passing through that storm of
lead and striking the enemy. With
le\eled bayonets the regiment rushed
upon the first line of the Confederates,
who in turn had been slightly disor
dered by crossing a creek at the foot
of the slope. The first line of the
Confederates broke as the bayonets
of the First Minnesota reached it, and
rushing back through the second line
stopped the whole advance. The First
Minnesota then poured in its fire and
held the entire force at bay until the
Union reserves appeared on the brow
of the hill. Then the Confederates
began to retire and the First Minne
sota was ordered back. Of the 262
men 215 had fallen dead or wounded,
and onlj fortj -seven were still in line.
Col. Colvill was so severely wound
ed that all through his after life his
superb form of six feet five inches was
bent and it was commonly said that
he carried four pounds of confederate
lead in his person.
The old flags are now safely stored
in the new capitol and never again,
in the natural course of events, will
the ceremonies which were witnessed
on the 14th be repeated.
Odd Fellow Fees Unchanged.
B. M. Van Alstein and L. S. Briggs
were representatives from the local
lodge of Odd Fellows to the grand
lodge which met in St. Paul last
Thursday. The grand lodge refused
the request of the country lodges to
reduce the lodge fees. The country
lodges said they could not increase
their memberships unless the fees were
lowered. A compromise was at
tempted to authorize the grand mas
ter to issue special dispensations be
low the minimum rate, but this was
also defeated. It was decided that
applicants for membership must have
six months' residence in the district
where the lodge to which they apply
is located. It was also decided to
merge the widows and orphans' fund
with the general fund. Minneapolis
was decided on as the place for hold
ing the session of the grand lodge in
Edward Jensen Dies of Consumption.
On Monday, June 19, Edward Jen
sen, a resident of Greenbush, near
Freer, died of consumption at the age
of twenty-eight years. He was a son
of Albert and Thea Jensen, who have
lost three sons from the same cause
within the past two and a half years.
The funeral was held from the Norwe
gian church in Greenbush Wednesday,
OFF FORJHE CAMP.
Company O Goes to Lake City Camp
Again for its Annual Outing
Drill and March.
The Boys Will not be Idle While
There, as They Have a Hike
Company G, Third Inf. M. N. G.
left Princeton on Tuesday morning,
June 20, for Camp Lakeview, at Lake
City, Minn. Affording as it does a
lake front and background of hills,
with a beautiful view of the rising
shore of Lake Pepin on the Wisconsin
side, this place continues to be the
popular camping ground of the Min
nesota regiments on their summer out
ing trips each year. The members of
Company G, as well as others in the
regiment would have preferred a
march through the country this year,
but as that was not chosen they all
concluded to get what enjoyment was
possible from the camping at Lake
City. That the trip was not consid
ered anything like a hardship is
proven from the fact that forty-six of
the company are in camp, although
the payment of seven dollars would
have been accepted in lieu of the at
tendance of any member. Lieutenant
G. R. Caley has been a member of the
company for three years and has al
ways been anxious to go to camp with
the boys but has been detained by
professional work and this year has
been no exception, although he will
try to visit camp before it breaks up.
The train which took the company out
of Princeton contained several cars
filled with the soldier boys of up coun
try places, who greeted the Princeton
contingent with hearty cheers as they
marched to their car. The proceed
ings were new to some young mem
bers whose curiosity peeped through
their dignity, but the company con
tains some Spanish war veterans
whose trip to Chicamauga smoothed
the rough edges and they seemed like
patriarchs among the others. As the
train pulled out it was followed by the
cheers of the townspeople who had
gathered to see its company of sol-
On Monday a detail consisting of
Cooks Howard and Johnson and Pri
vates King and Manke were sent
ahead and on the arrival of the com
pany at its destination it found every
thing in readiness and a good supper
awaiting it at six o'clock. Company
is color company this jear, with
Privates Boyne and Jaenicke as color
The members at camp are, Capt.
Caley, First Sergt. Bojn. Quarter
Master Sergt. Sellhorn, Sergts. Tritch
and Marshall, Corporals Edmison,
Bullis, Reissig, Mergel and Marshall.
Artificer Whitcomb, Cooks Howard
and Johnson, and thirty-three pri
vates. Company constitutes the
Second battalion in Major Risk's of
Duluth. It has the same row of tents
and the same cook house it had last
year and the veterans feel at home
and no doubt some of the younger
recruits have wished themselves at
home before this, about the time they
went up in the blanket or down into
the lake, but they will be old in time
and will get even on the next raw lot.
After reaching camp it was learned
that the company would start with the
Second battalion, June 23, on a prac
tice march on the road to Red Wing,
carrying rations and tents, and Lieut.
Caley was busy yesterday morning
sending the boj some needed acou
trements. The regiment will break
camp next Wednesday.
The Carmody Creamery.
The Stanchfield Lake Dairy Asso
ciation was incorporated under the
State law early this spring, with the
object of building a creamery at Car
mody, nine and one-half miles north
east of Princeton. The board of di
rectors of the company are, Harry
Mott, Pres. Frank Benson, Vice
Pres. P. A. Swanson, Treas. Min
nie Swanson, Sec'y P. E. Swanson,
S. E. Sundeen. Wm. Radeke. This
is a stock company, the shares selling
for $10 each. At present there are
forty-five stockholders in the company
and the number is constantly increas
ing. A building has been erected and
machinery of latest improvement furn
ished at a cost of about $2,500. The
separator has a capacity of 3,000
pounds of milk an hour and a pon
derous 600-pound churn does the rest
with the help of a 15-horse engine and
20-horse boiler. The company, will
buy both milk and cream and aim to
make a class of creamery butter sec
ond to none. M. E. Bull of Curtiss,
Minn., has been engaged as butter
maker and he is a man who is said to
thoroughly understand his business.
With the excellent stock country near
YOLUJUE XXIX. NO. 28
the location of this creamery its suc
cessful future is assured and the en
terprise shown by the farmers in or
ganizing the company shows that they
are awake to the fact that stock and"
stock products will contribute greatly
to the future prosperity of this section.
The Steeyes-Cater Land Case.
The 160 acres of land three miles
northeast of Princeton, which be
longed to the Ed. Cater estate, has
caused considerable litigation in one
way and another the principal trouble
being between Mariam and Flossie
Cater who claimed a four-fifteenth
interest in the land. The case was in
the district court in this county and
was.decided by Judge Searle in favor
of Robt. Steeves. E. L. McMillan,
attorney for the Caters, appealed the
case to the State supreme court and
was in St. Paul two weeks ago to
argue the case before the court, and
on June 16, it rendered its decision
reversing the judgment of Judge
Searle and giving title to the four
fifteenths interest to the Caters on a
technicality arising from an order of
sale by the probate court which the
supreme court held to be invalid be
cause of lack of proper publication.
Now that the Caters have been ad
judged the owners of this undivided
part of the land the next problem
which confronts them is a settlement
with Steeves, either through sale or
purchase. As there is said to be a
minor who is entitled to a share of
the property it can not very well be
Princeton vs. Elk River
After considerable statesmanlike
diplomacy on the part of the two
clubs, which was rendered necessary
because the Elk River club does not
play ball on the home grounds on
Sunday and the Princeton boys find
it hard to get away on other days of
the week, the two clubs managed to
get together on the Elk River grounds
last Tuesday and according to all
accounts it was a battle royal. The
batteries on each side made good rec
ords, Woods, as usual, striking out
more men than his opponent. He had
fourteen to his credit while for Elk
River Wheaton had but eight. The
game was a swift one all the way
through and kept Harry Pratt on hia
metttle to keep things straight. Four
'ewOHfiO* Tff.tffoH. aC r^ fif 7
si r~ *n
and for Princeton its errorfsl wereu]i
costly ones, as the game resulted in a
score of four to two in favor of Elk
River. This leaves the clubs with
one game to the credit of each and
the third game will be fought hard by
both sides. Whenever it comes it will
be worth seeing. The score by in
Princeton 00010000 12
Elk River 00010012 *4
The Basket Meeting.
The basket meeting held in the Ger
many church under direction of Rev.
C. Bierman was very successful, the
attendance being large, especially on
Sunday when the church was filled.
Besides other ministers mentioned
last week Rev. H. E. Young was pres
ent. Rev. Young is now or has been
presiding elder of the St. Paul dis
trict. He is now president of St.
Paul Park college and represents the
educational cause. From other places
there were present at the meeting and
visiting friends in the neighborhood,
Mr. and Mrs. George Ransom of An
nandale, Mrs. Ransom being a sister
of the Henschel boys Charles Brun
kow. postmaster at Estes Brook and
his family H. Hess and family, Mr.
Kleinbrink and family of Estes Brook
Jacob Kleng and family of Foreston
Mrs. Gustaf Meyer of Blue Earth City
and Mrs. Gustaf Luedke of Man
kato, both sisters-in-law of Ernest
Defacing the New Bridge.
An innate spirit of mischief seems
to be present in some boys and even
some older than boys, which prompts
them to cut and otherwise deface any
public structure to which they have
free access. It is hard to understand
what satisfaction they can derive from
this habit, for certainly it will require
more than a rude carving of it on the
railings of a bridge to cause any
name to go down to history in a halo
of glory. Such work is only an ad
vertisement of the idleness and need
of better employment of the ones who
are guilty of it. The new bridge al
ready shows some of this work and it
is much to be regretted.
The Rural Telephone Company.
The special meeting of the stock
holders of the Rural Telephone com
pany held on Monday, June 19, re
sulted in a vote to issue bonds for
$5,000 for financing the company. The
money will 6e expended in payment
for the extention of the company's
line. A new. line from Princeton to
Spectacle lake has been built and it
already has twenty-three phones. The
line will be extended from Long's Sid
ing to Estes Brook and on to Duelm.
These lines area great convenience to
farmers and they are well patronized.