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R. C. DUNN, Publisher.^ Terms 81.00 Per Tear.
W. P. CHASE,
Only one heap
is needed for one
quart of flour.1
Caley Lumber Company,
(Successors to Foley Bean Lumber Co.)
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com'
plete Stock of Building Material.
It makes more and better loaves
than any other flour you can buy.
For a 98 lb. Sack at
any Grocery in town
Princeton Roller Mill Co.
Princeton Mercantile Co.
Foreston Mercantile & Live Stock Co.
ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS
postofHce Address, Brickton, Minn.
A RUN AWAY
stole some cakes and who would'nt do
the same? The temptation was too
great when left alone with a lot of
OUR MIXED CAKES.
They are toothsome, delicious and not
expensive. An ideal bakery like ours
always continues to get out new things
in the cake line. Everybody likes them
and so will you.
Foreston Mercantile& LiveStockGo.
Are fitters of men, women and children
in shoes, dry goods groceries, hardware,
and all kinds of farm machinery and
J. A. SHEPARD, Proprietor.
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY,
Will Be Held in Jesmer's Opera House,
Princeton, on Thursday After-
noon, September 28.
Farmers Are Particularly Requested
to Attend and Listen to the
Gospel of Dairying.
A meeting of the dairymen and
farmers of Mille Ijacs and adjoining
counties will be held at Jesmer's opera
house, Princeton, on Thursday after
noon, Sept 28, for the purpose of
advancing the interests of those con
cerned by demonstrating to them by
means of statistics and accounts of
personal experience the benefits which
may be derived from the keeping of
dairy cows. Speakers present will
tell you the sort of cows to select and
how to feed and care for them so that
the best results possible may be at
Hon. E. L. McMillan will preside
and deliver the address of welcome
and R. C. Dunn will speak upon the
advancement of dairying in Minne
sota, Frank Shrewsbury of the dairy
and food commission, J. C. Joslin,
creamery inspector, and M. J. Cort
of the Creamery Package Manufactur
ing company will also be among those
who will deliver addresses.
The buttermakers of Mille Lacs and
adjoining counties are requested to
bring a five-pound jar of butter for
scoring. Prizes of $3, $1.50 and $1.00
will be awarded for the three highest
tests. "Col." Hatch Has Trouble "With His Cow.
"Col." John Hatch has purchased
a new cow to replace Nellie, which
had become particularly adept with
hei hind feet during the milking hour.
For this reason he disposed of her.
The new bossy has however brought
about more trials and tribulations
than the old one. She makes daily
visits to other cows and is never home
when the supper bell rings, nor does
she respond to Mr. Hatch's whistle
upon the barn key. To accomplish
these periodical visits the cow has to
swim the River Rum
home Mr. Hatch has
the shore and cross
bridge. At first he
chain with him to attach her person,
but found that at about the time he
reached the opposite shore the cow re
crossed the river, and when he re
turned the animal was again on the
other side. He catches her once in
awhile, however, and then he milks
her. He does not swear, but says he
never in all his life saw a cow with
more irregular habits.
jyL- along of the
Fractured His Leg.
On Thursday Bennie,the little son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Soule of this place,
fractured the tibia of the right leg
about midwaj between the knee and
ankle. The bone was snapped as
straight as if it were sawed in two.
It appears that the little fellow, in
company with others ot about the
same age. was at play in the back
yard and all were engaged in jumping
on and off the top of a piano box. An
altercation ensued among the bojs
and they commenced to push one an
other from the box to the ground.
This resulted in Bennie's leg being
broken. Some time ago the boy sus
tained the fracture of an arm bone.
He is progressing satisfactorily tow
Pointer on Personal Beaut}.
There is a saying that "every time
a sheep bleats it loses a mouthful of
hay." Every time a woman worries
she loses a little of her attractiveness
and takes on marks of old age. You
cannot afford to worry. If you fret
and worry and nag, you may make
up your mind to lose some of your
beauty and let go some of your mag
netism. If ou meet with the bitterest
disappointment, don't fret, do not
grievecheer up and have a glass of
golden grain belt beer to quiet your
nerves and strengthen your mental
and physicial powers. Order of your
nearest dealer or be supplied by
Henry Veidt, Princeton.
The Pierson Sale.
L. Friedman, representing the Chi
cago Salvage company} has purchased
the merchandise stock of L. W. Pier
son at this place and the store is now
closed for the purpose of marking
down and arranging goods prepara
tory to disposing of same. The sale
will commence on Wednesday, Sept.
Will Be of Benefit.
A new ruling of the postoffice de
partment affecting mail matter ad
dressed to patrons on rural routes
has been made public which will
prove beneficial when the reorganiza
tion of the system takes effect this
By the new ruling postmasters
|e empowered to forward papers as
ill as letters from one office to an
er where the persons for whom it
intended reside on a rural route.
4 i many changes in address will nec
essarily follow this reorganization
several months will elapse
fore it is possible for th patrons
every instance the
pper addreso on their mail. Hence
There is Bound to be a Better De-
mand and Better Prices
The Government Crop Report Shows
1 that the Average is 10.7
A Below Last Year.
producing states, one, namely, Illi
nois, reports an increased acreage
four, namely, Ohio, Utah, California
and Colorado, report a change in
acreage and all the other principal
states report decreases. In Ohio and
Utah conditions are reportend the
same as their ten-year averages, while
in all other principal states condi
tions are above such average.
Copies of the Minnesota grain in
spection rules, as amended by the
board oE appeals at the annual meet
ing held recently are the subject of
The changes made are pronounced
commendable on the nhole, exception
being taken to one note, reading. "On
wheat scoured or otherwise manipu
lated., the test weight will not be con
sidered in grading same." It is con
ceded by grain men that the board, in
making this rule, acted honestly and
with intent to serve the farmer, but
whether, the practical working out
it will not really be against the farmer
is an open question.
Minneapolis storage elevators are
alwajs bujers of "smutty" wheat
when there is a quantity of it in sight,
as are the millers. The elevators
clean it and bring it up to standard
weight at considerable expense and
some loss in bulk and have always
been permitted to load it out in any
grade of which it meets requirements.
Under strict interpretation of the new
rule farmers sending No. 1 northern
or other high-grade wheat to market
will be relieved from the competition
of elevator wheat made up to grade
by cleaning process, but farmers send
ing in "smutty" wheat will find the
market much narrower, as the eleva
tors, unable to get a grade on the
cleaned stuff, will probably withdraw
and leave the market for "smutty"
wheat entirely to the millers.
Raise More Live Stock.
The phenomenal growth of this
country, coupled with our enormous
export trade, threatens the supply of
beef production. The indications are
that we will soon have a shortage in
beef cattle which will not only send
prices higher but curtail our export
trade. Would it not be a good scheme
for the beef producer to anticipate
this condition of things and prepare
for the emergency, which will surely
At the Catholic church in Princeton
on Wednesday morning, Sept. 13, at
9 o'clock, by the Rev. Father Lev
ings, Roy W. Carter to Miss Lizzie
A. Looney. Bridesmaid, Miss Lizzie
Carmody groomsman, Andrew Carter.
The following is an excerpt from
the government crop bulletin issued
on Monday by the department of agri
'he average condition of potatoes
1 was 80.9, against 87.2 one term for the year e^dte^JuwVTioS'1
th ago, 91.6 on Sept. 1, 1904, 84.3
he corresponding date in 1903 and
jen-jear average of 80.2.
Tie condition of corn on Sep. 1
's 89.5 as compared with 89.0 last
nth, 84.6 on Sept. 1., 1904, 80.1 at
corresponding date in 1903 and a
hjear average of 81.7.
he average condition of spring
at when harvested was 87.3. This
he second year that spring wheat
has been separately reported upon
onvSept. 1 comparison can therefore
onf be made with the condition one
month ago, which was 89.2, and with
that reported Sept. 1, 1904, which was
66.2. The condition in the five princi
pal states is reported as follows:
Minnesota, 84 North Dakota. 89:
South Dakota, 89 Iowa, 91, and
The avera'ge condition of the oat
crop when harvested was 90.3, against
90.8 last month, 85.6 reported Sept. 1,
1904, 75.7 at this corresponding date
hi 1903, and a ten-year average of 81.4.
nille Lacs County flakes Host Satis-
factory ShowingIncrease in
the Number of Pupils.
In Order to Obtain State Aid School
Boards flust Comply With All
Requirements of Law.
County Superintendent Ewing has
fa\ ored us with the following report
of the condition and standing of the
schools of Mille Lacs county which
will prove of interest to the majority
of our readers:
In the county there are thirty-three
school districts with a tqtal of forty
seven buildingsforty-four frame and
three brickemploying a total of sev
The number of pupils entitled to
draw State school funds for the next
year is 2,380, while those not attend
ing the required number of days to
derive aid aggregate 313.
The average salary for male teach
ers in the county is $66, female $39.
The average length of the school
was seven an- a half months.
State aid has been granted to
schools of Isle, district 18: Chase
Brook, district 20 Berry, district 24
districts 10, 4 and 17, with a few more
to hear from.
Schools are nearly all in session,
most of them with an increased attend
ance over that of last year.
Attention is particularly called to
the fact that school boards which de
sire special State aid must have terms
of not less than eight months per year
with teachers holding first and second
grade certificates and with an average
attendance of not less than twelve pu
pils throughout the eight months. In
order to draw this aid a good system
of ventilation is also required, and
by a good system of ventilation is
meant a system whereby the vitiated
air is continuously withdrawn from
the school room to permit of pure air
replacing it. Boards should pay
especial attention to the system in
stalled as application ^foc Slate, aid.
plant fail to meet the requirements.
On the afternoon of Wednesday,
Sept. 6, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry F. Barker, was solemnized the
marriage of their eldest daughter,
Minerva Catherine, to Dr. Robert
Bruce Hixson. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. Dr. Geo Hindley
of Elk River under a floral canopy
in the sitting room. Miss Grace
Byers. cousin of the bride, presided
at the piano and plajed Rubenstein's
melody in F. The bride was attended
by her sister Etheljn as maid of
honor and the Misses Mary Dyar and
Theo Zickrick as ribbon bearers. Dr.
W. W. Cassadj was best man and lit
tle Blaine and Henry Barker acted as
pages. The ladies in the bridal party
and the pages were attired in white.
The bridal boquet was of bride's
roses and the maids' pink and white
sweet peas. After the ceremony and
the offering of congratulations light
refreshments were served at small
tables. The sitting room was decor
ated with green vines and white asters,
in the parlor nasturtiums were used
and in the hallway jellow was the
prevailing color, quantities of golden
glow being used. The tables were
strewn with pansies.
Four of the bride's friends served
the guests, the Misses Minnie Jacob
son, Eva Nesbitt. Bessie Erickson and
Amidst a shower of rice the young
couple left on the evening train for
Guthrie, Oklahoma, on an extended
wedding trip.Isanti County Press.
The Union tenders congratula
How He Forecasteth.
This is the time of the year when the
oldest inhabitant prepareth to fore
cast the winter. He watcheth the fog
in the morn and scrutinizeth the moon
in the night. He measureth the
length of the corn tassel and pryeth
open the bark of the birch. He ex
amineth the eye of the murphy and
cheweth the ear of the malt plant.
The home of the muskrat he carefully
surveyeth and examineth the bloom
on the plum. He scrapeth the rind
from the pumpkin, and hulleth the
brown hazel nut, the husk of the acorn
he vieweth andbringeth in his fore
cast for the waste basket.
W. C. T. U. Convention at Minneapolis,
On account of the W. C. T. U. Con
vention to be held at Minneapolis
Sept. 19 to 21, tickets will be, sold by
the Great Northern Railway at the
rate o^one and one-third fares for the
round -trip on the certificate plan. See
your local agent for particulars. 39-40
JAMES K. SHERMAN DEAD.
James K. Sherman died at 1 o'clock
on Tuesday morning, Sept. 12, in
Princeton, aged seventy-eight years.
The funeral services will be held at
the residence this morning at 10
o'clock. Rev. Swinnerton will offici
ate The remains will be interred in
Oak Knoll cemetery.
The surviving children are: Ger
shom J., Little Falls, Wis Mrs J.
H. Burke and Mrs. J. D. Tann,
James Kidder Sherman was born
at Castile, N. Y., on June 15, 1827,
and in 1841 moved to Wisconsin,
where he lived until 1878, when he
took up his residence in Northwood,
Iowa. In 1900 he came to Princeton,
where he resided to the time of his
Boxes Will Be Numbered.
postoffice department at Wash-
ington has issued instructions to post
masters throughout the country to or
der an inspection of all rural mail
boxes with a view to numbering those
which comply with the requirements.
The requirements are that to be enti
tled to a number the mail box must be
weatherproof. Boxes which do not
meet these requirements will have to
be replaced with those of the regula
tion approved kind before the number
ing of the same will be permitted or
recognized by the postoffice.
All right-thinking residents along
the rural routes will readily see the
advantages which will be gained by
the numbering of their mail boxes,
and, should such boxes not come up
to the requirements specified, will
hasten to replace them with those pre
scribed and approved by the postoffice
department. Many of the boxes now
in use are in a very dilapidated con
dition and unsafe for the deposit of
'Tis All Too True.
Bob Ingersoll said once upon a
time: I tell you women are more
prudent than men. I tell you, as a
rule, women are more truthful than
menten times as faithful as men. I
never saw a man pursue his wife into
the very ditch and dast of degrada
tion and take her in his arms. I never
saw a man standing at the shore
even her corpse to his arms, but I
have seen women do it. I have seen
women with their white arms lift man
from the mire of degradation and
hold him to her bosom as though he
were an angel."
The bpiit L,og Drag.
The split log drag was this week
given a practical test on j)he street and
its efficacy fully demonstrated. It ac
complished all that its inventor, D.
Ward King, claims for it, and seems
to be superior to the steel road grader.
The drag was manufactured by Andy
Bullis to the order of M. S. Ruther
ford, who is an enthusiast on good
roads and provided the implement
that farmers and others might witness
its operation and decide upon its
practicability. The machine is of
simple construction, inexpensive, and
its general introduction would largely
improve the roads and benefit every
Byers Barn Burns
On Monday at about midn'ight the 4.
barn of Robert Byers on the north
side was discovered to be on fire and
so rapidly did the flames spread that
it was found useless to attempt an ex
tinguishment. Mr. Byers, however,
managed to get out his cow and horse
safely, the rest of the contents, in
eluding about ten tons of hay, a
buggy* cutter, harness, fur robes and
other effects, together with the build
ing, being completely consumed. The
loss is estimated at between $400 and
$500, with no insurance. It is sup
posed that the fire originated from
Gone to Oregon.
C. W. VanWormer and family will
leave here ior Portland, Oregon, to
day (Thursday) and will proceed
via St. Paul and the Soo road to the
place of their destination. Charlie
for many yeats published a newspaper
at Cambridge, then purchased a farm
near Princeton and was for a short
time editor of the Union. It is his
intention to permanently locate some
where in Oregon, but it would never
theless not surprise us to at any time
see him return to Minnesota. We wish
him and family success.
AT THE NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAll.
Mr. Peterson, who resides near
Karmel, was brought to the hospital
this week suffering from brain con
cussion caused by being thrown from
a buggy. His condition is stated by
Dr. Cooney to be serious.
Chas. Johnson of Brickton and
Christian Jorgenson of Milaca, upon
both of whom operations for appen
dicitis were performed, are progress
ing very satisfactorily toward re