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THE PICKLE STATION
Construction of Building Under Way
on Site Purchased South of
G. N. Railroad Station.
Those Who Have Contracted to Plant
Cucumber Seed Should Lose
No Time in So Doing.
M. M. Stroeter has succeeded in
securing a suitable site for his pickle
station and the building will be
erected with all possible speed. The
ground upon which the structure is
being built is a two-acre piece of land
about fifty feet south of the Rawn
potato warehouse, near the end of the
Great Northern industrial track,
which Mr. Stroeter has purchased
from F. C. Cater. It is a first-class
location affording every facility for
Mr. Stroeter was surprised to learn
that some of the persons who con
tracted to raise cucumbers had been
waiting to see the building started
before preparing their ground or ob
taining their seed. As it takes but a
short period to erect the required
building it was not necessary to begin
its construction even this early. It
will be ready in ample time to receive
So those who have not already
planted their cucumber seed would do
well to lose no time in doing so.
From June 1 to 10 is the time for seed
ing, although if weather conditions
are unfavorable it might be accom
plished a little later. But do not
delay unless absolutely necessary.
There is money in raising cucum
berslots of money. This has been
demonstrated by the farmers living
tributary to Foley, Braham, Chaska
and scores of other towns. It is a
crop that can be handled largely by
the children and thus the profits are
Mr. Stroeter can be depended upon
to do as he agrees. He is a reputable
business man with a strong financial
backing and is interested with Mr.
Ringrose in pickling stations through
Sixteen Pages This Week
Last week's installment of the
Union's serial "Richard the Bra
zon" was crowded out for lack of
space. This week the Union issues
a 16-page paper in which is included
the closing chapters of the interesting
Within a few weeks "The Man of the
Hour," by Albert Payson Terhune,
will appear in the Union. It is a
great story which exposes the knavery
of the political boss and his confed
erates as practiced in our great cities.
If you were to buy the story in book
form it would cost you the subscription
price of the Union for a year.
The Union gives its readers more
than their money's worth all the time.
If you are not a subscriber you ought
to be. Only $1.00 per year.
The Union is owned and con
trolled by its publisher, gives all the
news all the time, treats everybody
fairly and zealously champions the
best interests of Mille Lacs and the
Princeton ersus Foley
In spite of the very inclement
weather last Sunday the Princeton
team traveled over to Foley and took
the latter club into camp by the score
of 9 to 8. Smith, who was on the
mound for Princeton, had speed to
burn and pitched a fine game with the
exception of the eighth inning, when
the ball became dopey and hard to
control. Foley made five of its ten
hits in this inning, one being a triple,
and scored five runs. Latteral, who
twirled for Foley, started out well but
the Princetons began to straighten
out his benders and he had to retire
in favqr of Kasner in the seventh.
The game was characterized by some
fast work upon both sides. The score
Princeton 0 0 2 2 1111 19
Foley 01221110 08
Batteries: Smith and Angstman,
Latteral, Kasner and Mushel.
The treasurer of the Onamia Com
mercial club received $190 from the
Soo Townsite Co., as the amount of
premium paid on lots sold here at the
sale last summer. This money will be
used in clearing the stumps from the
streets that are cut out. If there is
any remaining, it is likely that it will
be used in clearing out Cedar street
to the lake. This will make a wonder
ful improvement in the appearance of
the town.Onamia Lake Breeze.
His Keeord is His Platform.
Quite a number of Jacobson's near
friends are clamoring for him to
"make a statement," in other words,
to say that he favors almost every-
thing under the sun, the possible as
well as the impossible, things that
may or may not be included in the
state platform. Jake's real friends
aren't the ones that are doing the hol
lering, you can bank on that. We
hope he continues to maintain the
same dignified silence that he has up
to date, and let his past record speak
for him. It certainly speaks more
eloquently for him than can even a
Beveridge, a Bourke Cochran or a
Rip Brower. Better a man in whom
we believe and have full confidence
without the vestige of a so-called
"platform," than another in whom
we do not feel such confidence on
account of his past record, even
though he stand on a platform of "57
varieties" of planks.Barnesville
BRYAN THINKS NATIONALLY.
Johnson Smacks of Frank Hay and Corner
Gov. Johnson in his present role of
swinging round the circle as a presi
dential candidate can hardly be win
ning golden opinions in respect of the
possible quality of his yet untried
national statesmanship. In fact, this
competitor of Mr. Bryan for first
honors at Denver must be either a
grievous disappointment in that re
gard, or else loose or mendacious re
porting is putting some rather brash
and twaddling talk in his mouth.
A Richmond (Va.) dispatch, for in
stance, quotes him as saying: I am
an ardent advocate in expending the
people's money in waterways rather
than in the creation of a great navy
or the maintenance of a great stand
Who wants or proposes to maintain
a "great standing army?" There is
no such question before the country.
And does Gov. Johnson mean that
the American nation, as between
maintaining a navy and developing
waterways, stands hesitating which to
chooselike the proverbial donkey
between two bundles of hay?
What question of competition or
precedence is there between the navy
and the waterways? A navy the
nation must have. That is necessity,
not taste and fancy and it has about
made up its mind to set about the
systematic development of waterways
also No sensible person (except
Gov. Johnson, apparently) imagines
that if we have one we can not have
If it were not for the governor's
tactless flapdoodle not long ago in a
public speech about annexing Canada,
this nonsensical reported navy vs.
waterways idea of his might be set
down as an invention of his oppon
ents. The impression grows that the
more Candidate Johnson talks the
better it will be for the prospects of
Candidate Bryan. The national views
of the latter are not built on parochial
lines and do not smack of the cracker
box statesmanship of the village
store, at all events. We cordially dis
like much of the output of his politi
cal thinking: but he has seen the
world and thinks nationally.Mil
Stained Glass Windows Proposed
Last Saturday morning Re\. J. P.
Levings left for an extended visit to
his home in Kansas. For some time
Father Levings has been planning
to replace the windows in St. Ed
ward's church with stained glass me
morial windows. Before going he ap
pointed a committee to take charge of
the matter who will give the congrega
tion and friends of the church the op
portunity of subscribing a window.
Formal announcement to be made at
high mass, June 14, when any one may
avail himself of the privilege of
securing a window.
Lady Maccabees' Memorial Day.
June 7 is the national memorial
day of the Lady Maccabees of the
World and it was duly observed by
the Princeton lodge of that order.
On Sunday the ladies proceeded to
the cemetery and decorated the graves
of their departed sisters and those
of the Sir Knights with spring's fair
est blossoms. The custom adopted
by members of this order of set
ting apart one day in the year upon
which to pay tribute to their dead
sisters and brothers is a very pretty
oneone that should be more gen
Summer School Commences July 6.
I urgently advise all teachers and
prospective teachers in Mille Lacs and
adjacent counties who can possibly
make arrangements to attend the sum
mer training school which opens in
Milaca on July 6. The program for
the session is a particularly good one
and the instructors are among the best
to be obtained. Eminent authorities
on educational work will deliver lec
tures during the month. Put forth an
effort to be there.
Guy Ewing, County Supt.
E REGULAR SESSION
Council Decides to Adopt Two Ordi-
nances at Request of the Fire
Chief and Electrician.
Petition of E. K. Evens and J. L. Lar-
son for the Construction of a
Sidewalk is Granted.
At the regular meeting of the village
council on Thursday evening Messrs.
Woodcock, Stanley, Grant and Jones
were present and Dr. Armitage absent.
Chief Fredricks appeared before the
council and requested that an ex
pander and expander rings be bought
for the fire department. The request
was granted and such apparatus
Mr. Fredricks also asked that an
ordinance be passed which shall
regulate the storage of dynamite and
other explosives, as which danger was
occasioned by not having such com
bustibles stored in isolated places.
The request was acceded to and At
torney McMillan selected by the
council to draft such ordinance.
Electrician Dow made complaint
that in several instances water taps
and electric wires had been covered
before he was given an opportunity to
inspect and test same, and therefore
requested the council to pass an or
dinance which shall in future prohibit
such practicethat is, prohibit per
sons from covering water taps and
wires until same had been inspected
and tested. The council ordered that
Mr. McMillan be engaged to draft an
ordinance to this effect.
A petition was read from J. L. Lar
son and E. K. Evens praying that a
cement sidewalk be laid on the west
side of Plymouth and Kenilworth
avenues, between Oak and First
streets. The petition was granted and
it was unanimously voted to have
notice of such order drafted and pub
lished, such notice to also include the
former petition of Charles Keith for a
sidewalk on the west side of Summit
avenue, between First and Second
With the exception of auditing a
number of bills the above constituted
the business of the session.
Will Certainly be the Nominee of Re
publican State Convention for Governor.
The St. Paul Dispatch has, through
its corps of correspondents, received
reports from 46 counties of the state
on the gubernatorial situation. J. F.
Jacobson is the first choice in 29 of the
counties with a voting strength of 415
delegates in the state convention.
Young is first choice in 11 counties
with 121 delegates. Heatwole seems
to be the favorite in 6 counties with
88 delegates. The ratio will hold good
throughout the state. Mr. Jacobson
will be nominated by acclamation or
on the first ballot.
The New Militia Law
Every citizen of the United States
between the ages of 18 and 45 is now
a member of the militia forces of the
country, a bill having been passed by
congress to that effect. This bill pro
vides that the militia shall be divided
into two classes, organized and
reserve, the latter to be called upon
only in case of necessitywhen the
country is in danger. A reserve of
this sort is entirely unnecessary in the
United States, for nearly every citizen
capable of carrying a gun would
readily respond to a call were their
services needed to protect their
country. Americans are patriots.
Earl Heath Visits Princeton.
Earl Heath of Ponoka, Alberta,
arrived here on Saturday to visit
relatives and left on Monday for
North Dakota, where he expects to
remain a year before again returning
to Canada. Mr. Heath left Princeton
seventeen years ago with his parents,
who now reside at Earlville, Albexta.
He has been conducting a store at
Ponoka, which he recently sold. He
likes Alberta and says that in the
western part, where he lived, they
raise very heavy crops of oats, but
there is not much wheat grown.
M. Chapman Will Locate in Bemidji.
Elmer Chapman, who went to
Bemidji to look up a business loca
tion a few days ago, returned on Tues
day. He says that Bemidji is a live
town and that he has decided to either
open up a barber shop there or go
into partnership with Ihe leading
tonsorial artist in the placeoppor
tunities therefor having been offered
him. Mr. Chapman is a good citizen
and the people of Princeton will be
sorry to see him leave. He returned
to Bemidji this morning.
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1908.
NEW YEOMEN LODGE
Degree Staff From Anoka Conducts
Initiatory Work on Tuesday
at the C. O. O. F. Hall.
Thirty Candidates Ride Goat and Be-
come ilembers of Brotherhood
of American Yeomen.
The Anoka degree staff of the Broth
erhood of American Yeomen arrived
here on Tuesday evening and insti
tuted a new lodge of the order at this
place. Mr. Hibbard of Anoka and
District Manager Adair had been in
Princeton soliciting candidates for the
new lodge and succeeded in obtaining
about forty signers, but all of these
did not attend the initiatory cere
monies. However, 30 WQie present,
and this is a very good showing for a
The degree work was exemplified in
the Catholic Foresters' hall at the
opera house by a very proficient team
under the captaincy of Mrs. William
Cowden, and the ceremonies were very
interesting. The Anoka degree staff
consisted of the following persons:
Mrs. Wm. Cowden, captain Mrs.
Frank Reynolds, Mrs. Lottie Senear,
Mrs. G. L. Ferguson, Mrs. C. Tar
box, Mrs. Dora Hollis, Mrs. Edward
Hibbard, Mrs. Henry Gray, Mrs.
Howard Bradeen, Mrs. Millard
Bradeen Messrs. George Rathbun,
Howard Bradeen, Millard Bradeen.
Charles Edgarton, Henry Gray,
Ralph Burns, Fred Campbell, H. A.
Harrington, Henry Bogart, Edward
Hibbard and George Green. Dr.
O. G. Winters of the supreme lodge,
State Manager J. H. Murphy and Dis
trict Manager Adair also took part in
The Brotherhood of American
Yeomen is incorporated under the
insurance laws of Iowa and its main
office is at Des Moines, where it owns
its own buildings, or castle, as it is
called. It issues combined life and
accident certificates to men and women
alike, thus making it possible for all
the members of a family who are of
sufficient age to belong to the same
lodge. The Yeomen's prospectus
Shows that on December 31, 1907, it
had a membership of 79,922, and that
it had paid out on policies up to 1908
$2,881,123.81. At the rate the mem
bership of the order is increasing,
says its officers, it promises to eclipse
in the number of policyholders any
fraternal insurance lodge extant with
in a few years.
Au Everyday ^ort of a Man
Hon. J. F. Jacobson is a plain,
everyday sort of a man who will do
his full duty under any and all cir
cumstances. Moreover, he is a well
informed man and thoroughly under
stands the business affairs of the
state. He is not an anarchist, as
some of his enemies would have you
believe he is practical, level-headed
and conservative. He is absolutely
honest. If you want such a man for
governor attend the republican pri
maries and send men to the county
convention who will select delegates
to the republican state convention
fa\ orable to Mr. Jacobson.
Splendid Dairying Country.
The country tributary to Princeton
can scarcely be excelled for dairying
purposes and the farmers are not slow
to discover it. They are purchasing
more cows and improving their herds
by the introduction of blooded stock
because they know it will pay them.
They are also increasing their shares
in the Princeton Co-operative cream
ery, an institution which cannot
prove otherwise than, a successful
venture if the farmers stick together,
and that they will do so is demon
strated by the active interest they are
taking in the creamery.
Company to Hike.
Company will start on Saturday
afternoon for its march to Cambridge
and will camp for the night at Spec
tacle lake. On Sunday morning the
march will bo continued and the boys
will board a train at Cambridge for
Lake City, where the annual military
maneuvers will take place. The
Princeton band will accompany the
militia company as far as Cambridge.
"The Man of the Hour."
Look out for "The Man of the
Hour," the best story that has been
published for years. The opening
chapters will appear in the Union
soon. If ou are not a subscriber,
subscribe now. Only $1.00 per year.
Business Men Getting Wise.
At various times in the dim and
musty past Sauk Centre has had two
or three and sometimes four papers.
The publishers were tall and gaunt,
and they couldn't pay their help nor
much of anything else. Under those
circumstances none of the papers were
creditable, and instead of attracting
favorable attention to the town, they
really were a detriment. Sauk
Centre's experinece in this regard is
the same as other towns. All of them
have been through the mill, and busi
ness men who want to grow and suc
ceed are not slow to appreciate the
value of one good paper. They are
not called upon to advertise in two or
three local publications, which
amounts to quite a sum, without get
ting satisfactory returns. All of them
do not love the editor, but quite likely
he is as well liked as the harmless
agitators who having but little busi
ness of their own, have plenty of time
to attend to the affairs of every one
A FAKE STORV.
Tribune Correspondent Sees Things and
Fabricates a Yarn Therefrom
Monday night's Minneapolis
Tribune printed a story to the effect
that "Victor Osell of this village had
experienced so much trouble from the
ravages of rats at his home that he
sought to get rid of them by catohing
a number of the rodents alive, pouring
kerosene and turpentine on them,
applying a match and then turning
them loose. The story further states
that several of the burning rats
sought relief from their pain by run
ning under the barn and sheds and
that the buildings were in consequence
set on fire and consumed. "He"
(Osell), says the Tribune, "came to
Minneapolis Saturday to arrange for
the purchase of building material for
new buildings and says he will make
no more experiments with fire and
The Tribune's story is manufactured
out of whole cloththere is not a
word of truth in it. In the first place
Mr. Osell has no rats upon his
premises, and then again, even if he
had he is not such a consummate ass
that he would 'resort to the means
alleged by the Tribune to exterminate
them. Neither was Mr. Osell in Min
neapolis on Saturday. Whosoever
wrote the yarn is as bigif not a big
gerprevaricator than the late Eli
Smith N Soule Laid to Rest
Benjamin Soule arrived here on Fri
day evening from Idaho with the re
mains of his father, Smith N. Soule,
the announcement of whose death was
published in last week's Union.
The body was at first placed in the
undertaking establishment of E. A.
Ross and later conveyed to the resi
dence of Mrs. Phoebe Soule,
deceased's mother, from which place
the funeral was held. The obsequies
were conducted under the supervision
of the Masons, of which order Mr.
Soule was a member. Rev. Geo. A.
Swertfager officiated at the funeral
services in the Congregational church
on Sunday afternoon and delivered
an impressive sermon, while the rites
at the grave, in Oak Knoll cemetery,
were conducted in accordance with the
Masonic ritual. A large concourse of
people, among whom were over forty
Masons, followed the body to its last
Among the relatives from out of
town in attendance at the funeral were
Mrs. Marvin, Mora, the only surviv
ing sister of the deceased, and Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Fischer, Minneapo
A. G. Miller Dead.
A. G. Miller of Stanchfield lake,
one of the oldest settlers in that,
locality, died on Tuesday at 1 o'clock
p. m. from heart failure. He was 62
years of age.
Funeral services will be held at the
Mission church, Wyanett, on Friday
afternoon and will be conducted by
A. G. Miller was born in Stock
holm, Sweden, in 1846, and emigrated
to America in 1876. After living in
St. Paul about three months he settled
on a farm at Stanchfield lake, where
he lived continuously until the time
of his death. Mr. Miller was twice
married. He leaves a widow, two
sons and a daughter.
General Orders No.5 .By the rules
and regulations all members of the
Grand Army of the Republic are
directed to observe June 15 as Flag
day. In 1908 June 14 occurs on Sun
day, While I cannot conceive that
the display of the Stars and Stripes,
the emblem of that righteousness
which exalteth a nation, could in any
way be regarded as a desecration of
the Sabbath, still, out of deference to
the opinion of those who may possibly
think otherwise, I request that com
rades observe Saturday, June 13.
\By order of
Chas. A. Burton,
Commander in Chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic.
VOLUME XXXII. NO. 25
Children's and Flag Day to be Jointly
Observed at the Congrega-
tional Church Sunday.
Principal Feature of Program will be
United States Shield Formed
by 75 School Children.
Sunday is Children's day and, fall
ing as it does upon June 14, it is also
Flag day. This happy combination
of circumstances will be duly observed
with appropriate exercises at the Con
gregational church on Sunday morn
ing and will take the place of the
The principal feature of the obser
vance will be a living United States
shield in which seventy-five children,
costumed appropriate to their respec
tive places on the shield, take part.
Misses Huse and Tomkins are train
ing the children for this part of the
program and Miss Anna Sadley is
also assisting in the preliminaries,
while Mrs. M. M. Stroeter is instruct
ing the children in the music which
will be rendered. Miss Bessie Smith
will preside at the piano. The decora
tions of the church will consist of
flags, bunting and flowers.
The living shield will be reproduced
at the evening service.
A very attractive program has been
arranged for the double events
Children's and Flag daywhich is
Processional "HawDv Hours" A Loud
Rev Geo A Swertfager
Onward Christian Soldiers"
Responsive Scripture Reading
Pastor Suprintendent, Teachers and Scholars
Song. 'Victoiy AV A Pos
Recitation. "Colors Three Etta Davis
Recitation Christ and the Children
Song 'Tis Children Day" A Loud
Responsive Reading Pastor and Congregation
Vocal Solo "God Bless Them Ethel Palmer
Recitation Flower of Liberty Ruth Ferrell
Song 'The King's Highway' A Loud
Recitation. "Soldiers of the Right"
Sunday School Missionary Exercise...
'What the News
Responsive Song atchman Tell Us of
the Night' Dr Lowell Mason
News from the Front, in which boys dressed as
a cowboy, lumbererjack, colored school boy,
etc .seven in all,will take part as follows
Comrade from Texas CanyonGerald Pet
Mountain ComradeHenry Shockley
Howard at AtlantaGlenn Ferrell
News from the American HighlandersFor
rest Mc\ icar
Comrade from New EnglandDuran Jack
Comrade from New YorkOscar A\ ikeen
Comrade from ChicagoRaymond Barnes
Song Out upon the Prairies "Wide
Geo A Burdett
Recitation "America the Beautiful'
Laura Mc Vicar
Primary Song Qn e, Oh Give
Reading A Child Ministry
Primary Class Exercise "A Handful
Recitation "We Give Thee But Thine Own
Brief address by Pastor or Superintendent
Children Day Offering for Missionary Work
of the Congregational Sunday School and Pub
Song The Banner of the Cross Smith
Recitation The Color Guard," Dorothy Dickey
Saluting the Flag
Hymn "America Smith
Benediction Rev. Swertfager
Parents desiring their children bap
tized will be given an opportunity
during the rendition of the program.
Tomorrow (Friday) evening the
Princeton band will give the first of
its series of weekly summer concerts
in the court house square. The con
cert will begin at 8 o'clock. There
are now twenty-three members in the
band and the boys play well for so
young an organization. Following
is the program, consisting of twelve
numbers, for tomorrow night:
March "Salute to Washington
Andante and Waltz "The Jolly Dutchman"
Intermezzo "Happy Mose"
March "Royal Escort"
March Tenth Regiment Band"
Waltz Song "In the Shadow of the Pines"
Trombone Solo Thomas Cat''
March our Director"
Schottische and Dance
"My Pretty One"
Hon. R. C. Dunn of Princeton, Hon.
Frank T. White of Elk River, G. N.
Stendahl of Zimmerman and C. E.
Erickson of Milaca were visitors in
Anoka yesterday.Anoka Herald.
The above item with caption ap
peared in last week's issue of Elk
River Star-News. Mr. Dunn was in
Anoka on Monday, June 1, but there
was nothing political in his visit, he
was there to attend the funeral of
Charles T. Woodbury, one of his old
est and best friends in Anoka county*