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Cfte Farm Fireside
Gleanings by Our Country
Albert Mohaupt had his clover
hulled the first of the week.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
with Mrs. C. W. Taylor on Novem
Carpenter Bros, have been getting
out Clarence Taylor's potatoes with
Miss Mamie Lavelle has returned to
North Dakota after spending a couple
of weeks at her home.
Miss Mable Williams has returned
home from Princeton, where she has
been staying a few weeks.
Miss Emma Taylor has returned
from a visit to her brothers, Chester
and Grover, at Grafton, N. D.
Miss Emma Taylor, Miss Gaumnitz
and Miss McCormick have reopened
their schools after the potato vaca
Edwin Thompson of Minneapolis
was up to visit his parents over Sun
day and shot a few ducks and other
The dance at the hall last Saturday
evening given by Henry Garloff was
not as well attended as some of the
Most of our people are through
digging potatoes and report a good
crop, but there are some who will not
get through this week. Potato pickers
are in much demand.
There has been a new maple floor
laid in the Wheeler school house dur
ing vacation which adds much to the
looks of the building. J. R. Hull,
assisted by A. Groff, executed the
Fred Barneke has earned the title
of the-'Potato King of Blue Hill,"
having raised 1,200 bushels of pota
toes on 4 acres of land. Fred evi
dently knows how to raise spuds.
Several other farmers report big
yields in northwest Blue Hill.
Cook says he did it. Peary says
he did it, but the chances are neither
one did it unless he took Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea. It is the most
searching and finding remedythere
is no doubt after takingas sure as
you take it you get results. Do it
tonight. C. A. Jack.
Clarence Doiff is attending school
Arthur Roman has returned from
Iowa, where he has been working.
Mrs. Dorff and family spent Sun
day evening with the Trunk family.
Miss Sarah Shurrer was calling at
the McCracken home Monday evening.
There were forty-six in attendance
at Sunday school in district 10 Sun
A son of Mr. and Mrs. Zeibert has
the diphtheria. We hope he will soon
Mrs. Ellingson and Miss Anderson
of Minneapolis are visiting at O. A.
School in district 10 has commenced
after a two weeks' vacation for potato
Nearly all the potatoes are dug in
this vicinity. The cold snap hurried
up the farmers.
Mrs. Vanderwarka and son, Miles,
from Cary, S. D., have been visiting
Mrs. T. F. McCracken.
Mrs. Wm. Hannay has returned
home from the Northwestern hospital,
much improved in health.
Lynn McCrasken came down last
week from the northern part of the
state to visit his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. F. McCracken, for a few
days. He departed last Saturday to
resume his work at Cohasset.
Sickening headaches, indigestion,
constipation, indicate unhealthy con
dition of the bowels. Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea makes the
bowels work naturally and restores
your system to perfect health and
strength. Begin tonight. C. A.
A few farmers in this neighborhood
are still digging potatoes.
Mrs. Arthur Steeves and Grandma
Steeves visited Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Steeves last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clofus Bulleigh were
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Harter on Sunday last.
Mrs. Wm. Francis is at the North
western hospital Princteon, and at
last account her health seemed to be
A few Oxbow people attended the
play "The Texas Ranger, on Friday
night. More fun and less fighting
would suit some better.
The farmers and their families all
seem more busy than common at this
season. So far the school attendance
at district 32 is quite small.
Mrs. G. R. Talbert left on Satur
day morning for her home at Lake
Minnetonka. She had been visiting
old friends and neighbors at Oxbow
for about a week. Mr. Talbert is
still here helping to harvest his pota
to crop. ^\^pt:t
Ralph and Edwin Carr, who are
both employed in Mineapolis, made
a short visit at the home of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Carr,
during the past week.
Mrs. E. F. Harrington is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Winsor.
Mr. Harrington also stayed from
Wednesday evening until Saturday
morning with the home folks.
Mrs. Mott and daughters returned
on Wednesday evening of last week
from a two months' stay in the
western part of the state. Despite
the fact that they left on Friday the
13th and returnd on th 13th no ill luck
befell them. On the contrary, the time
was quite pleasantly and profitably
spent for the greater part of their stay
in a cook car on the western prairie.
If one does not mind getting up at 4
a. m. and retiring about 11 p. m.
they say there is nothing disagreeable
about the work. The farmers' wives,
the "boss," and the threshing crew
all try to make things pleasant for
Farmers, Take Notice.
I have commenced buying potatoes
at my new warehouse south of stock
yards. Will pay the highest market
prices for all varieties and well as
34-tf W. H. Miller.
Chas. Tompkins was doing business
in Princeton Monday.
Mark Strait of Cambridge was
calling on friends at the Brook Satur
Charlie Clough of St. Paul visited
his brother, Gilbert, of this place last
School has begun again in the
Chapman district after a vacation of
Miss Jessie Swanbro will begin her
school in the King district, Wyanett,
Miss Julia Johnson, who has been
stopping at D. S. Walker's for sever
al weeks, returned to her home in
Crown on Sunday.
Mrs. Oscar Blomquist and Mrs G.
W. Jacobs went to Princeton Wednes
day. Mrs. Jacobs will visit in Anoka
before she returns to her home.
Mrs. P. B. Peterson and son,
Clifford, have recently taken a trip
to Sioux City, Iowa. Clifford is
afflicted with the asthma and we hope
that the change may be beneficial to
Mrs. A. A. Foote and daughter,
Mary, and son, Fred, have returned
to Spencer Brook. They have been
absent most of. the summer and fall
with relatives in Toledo, Ottawa, and
other points in Ohio.
The heavy freeze and slight snow
storm which visited us last week did
very little damage but was somewhat
disagreeable. It gave those farmers
who had not gotten their potatoes out
a bad scare, but we are glad to say
that only a few of the costly spuds
Last Saturday evening Mrs. Mina
Elhngwood and Mr. Burdette Bates
drove down from Princeton and were
married that evening at the home of
Mr. G. W. Jacobs, by Rev. J. F.
Roper. They have the best wishes of
the people of this community for their
future happiness. They returned to
Princeton. Sunday and will make
their home there. ZIMMERMAN.
*Miss Inez Mickelson is home again
for a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pratt took
trip to Anoka in their auto Sunday, a
Miss Maud Bowles went to Minne
apolis Saturday and returned the
M. K. Iliff, Frank White and John
Bither of Elk River were in town
Joe Le Flem took his brother, who
has typhoid fever, to the hospital at
Anoka on Tuesday.
John Haven and Mr. Morse, con
nected with the Zimmerman bank,
checked up the books of the institu
tion and returned to Big Lake last
John Heffner, proprietor of the
Blanchett hotel, has ten or twelve
boarders and transient customers to
fill the house. He is doing a good
Miss Dowlin and Miss Lehman com
menced teaching in the new school
house last Monday, and to take a
sidewise glance at them would say
they were up to date in every respect.
Mrs. Wm. Applegate, Mrs. Otto
Walters and Mrs. Nellie Steadman
were here last Friday between trains
acting the part of the good Samaritan
in calling on Mrs. Abbie Pratt, who
was severely injured a short time
ago, and other friends and acquain
Mrs. Chas. Thompson came over
from Spencer Brook Friday and
visited her parents and sister until
Sunday afternoon. Miss Olive Clif
ton, who is teaching at the Brook
and has been having a potato vaca
tion, came up on the train Saturday
and visited at W. A Smith's, return
ing to her duties with Mrs. Thompson.
PUTTING UP O' THE 8TOTK.
The melancholy days have comethat no house
Days of the taking down of blinds and putting
up of stoves
The lengths of pipe forgotten lie in the shadow
of the shed.
Dinged out of sympathy they be andallwijih
The husband gropes amid the mass that he
placed there anon,
And swears to And an elbow-joint and eke a
leg are gone.
So fared it with good Mister Brown, when his
spouse remarked' "Behold'
Unless you wish us all to go and catch our
deaths of cold,
Swift be yon stove and pipes from out their
storing place conveyed,
And to black-lead and set them up, io' i will
lend my aid
This, Mr Brown he trembling heard, I trow
his heart was sore,
For he was married many years and had been
And timidly he said, "My love, perchance the
Twereto hie to the tinsmith's shop and bid
him send a man
His spouse replied indignantly "So you would
have me then
To waste our substance upon riotous tinsmith's
'A penny saved is twopence earned,' rash prod
igal of pelf.
Go' false one go' and I will black and set it up
When thus she spoke the husband knew that
she had sealed his doom,
"Fill high the bowl with Samian lead and
gimme down that broom."
He cried, then to the outhouse marched. Apart
the doors he hove
And closed in deadly conflict with his enemy
Round 1 They faced each other Brown, to
get an opening, sparred
Adroitly. His antagonist was cautiouson its
Brown led off with his left to where a length of
And nearly cut his fingers off (The stove al
lowed first blood)
Round 3 Brown came up swearing, in Graeco
Closed with the stove, ana tugged and strove
at it a weary while,
At last the leg he held gave way, flat on his
back fell Brown,
And the stove fell on top of him and claimed
the first knock-down
The fight is done and Brown has won, his
hands are rasped and sore
And perspiration and black lead stream from
his every pore,
Sternly triumphant, as he gives his prisoner a
He cries, "Where, my good angel, shall I put
this blessed stove'"
And calmly Mrs Brown to him she indicates
And bids him keep his temper and remarks
that he looks hot.
And now comes in the sweet o' the day, the
Brown holds in his gripe
And strives to fit a six-inch joint into a five
He hammers, flattens, bend" and shakes, while
his wife scornfully
Tells him how she would manage if only she
At last the joints are Jointed, they rear a pyra
mid in air,
A tub upon the table, and upon the tub a
And on chair and supporters are the stove
pipe and the Brown,
Like the lion and the unicorn, a-flghting for
While Mistress Brown she cheerily says to
him,' I expec'
'Twouldbe just like your clumsiness to fall
and break your neck
Scarce were the piteous accents said before
she was aware
Of what might be called a miscellaneous mu
sic in the air,"
And in wild crash and confusion upon the floor
Chairs, tables, tubs and stovepipes, anathemas
There was a moment's silenceBrown had
fallen on the cat,
She was too thick for a book-mark but too thin
for a mat,
And he was all wounds and bruises, from his
head to his foot,
And seven breadths of Brussels were ruined
with the soot.
"O wedded love, how beautiful, how sweet a
thing thou art'"
Up from her chair did Mistress Brown, as she
saw him falling start,
And shrieked aloud as a sickening fear did her
inmost heart-strings gripe
"Josiah Winterbotham Brown, have you gone
and smashed that pipe9"
Then fiercely starts that Mister Brown, as one
that has been wode
And big his bosom swelled with wrath and
red his visage glowed,
Wild rolled his eye as he made reply (and his
voice was sharp and shrill)
I have not, madam but, bybyby the nine
gods, I will'"
He swung the pipe above his head, he dashed it
on the floor.
And that stove-pipe, as a stove-pipe, it did ex
ist no more,
Then he strode up to his shrinking wife and
his face was stern and wan,
As in a hoarse, changed voice he hissed, "Send
for that tinsmith's man'"
Its A Top Notch Doer.
Great deeds compel regard. The
world crowns its doers. That's why
the American people have crowned
Dr. King's New Discovery the king
of throat and lung remedies. Every
atom is a health force. It kills germs,
and colds and la grippe vanish. It
heals cough-racked membranes and
coughing stops. Sore, inflamed
bronchial tubes and lungs are cured
and hemorrhages cease. Dr. Geo.
More, Black Jack, N. writes, "it
cured me of lung trouble, pronounced
hopeless by all doctors." 50c, $1.00.
Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by C.
I have two 80-acre improved farms
at Long Siding, five miles north of
Princeton, that I would like to sell this
fall on long time and easy pay
ments, or will make a big discount for
half cash. L. J. Chad bourne,
4014 Sheridan Ave. S.,
H-tf Minneapolis, Minn.
isn it. Read it. Remember the Original sold here only:
Thirty special agents will be ap
puinted to secure statistics of manu
factures, mines and quarries in Min
nesota for the national census of 1910.
Civil service examinations for the
selection of forest rangers for the
government service will be held at
Cass Lake on October 25 and 26. The
salray attached is from $900 to $1,500
Chaffee, the North Dakota land
owner who was victimized in a gold
brick swindle at Minneapolis, has
offered a reward of $1,000 each for the
arrest and conviction of the fellows
who carried off his $25,000.
Some time Friday night robbers
forced an entrance to the station of
the Red Lake railway at Bemidji,
rifled the money drawer and blew the
safe, taking a draft on the Great
Northern railway for $60 and about
$70 in in checks and money, then
making good their escape.
The gasoline motor boat, Sarah L,
which was supposed to have been lost
in Leech lake, has returned to Walker
after an absence of six days. The
occupants experienced many hard
ships in the storm which raged and
prevented the boat from making a
landing, but they will all recover from
th effects of the long exposure.
Two cracksmen made an attempt to
loot the First National bank of
Shakopee last Thursday morning but
the electric bell system with which the
bank is equipped made their presence
known and brought several citizens to
the scene. The bandits fled, shooting
as they ran, and their capture has not
been effected. There was $20,000 in
the bank's vaults at the time.
The State bank of Avon, in the
little town of Avon, twenty miles
west of St. Cloud, was robbed last
Friday night by three armed bandits
of $1,700 in cash. There were three
explosions of nitro-glycerin. The
entire front of the bank building was
blown out, and the furniture and fix
tures practically destroyed. The
bank's loss, in addition to the cash is
At a meeting of the state fair board
of managers in St. Paul the prelimi
nary statement of the secretary showed
that there is now on hand, after pay
ing all bills, some $35,000, which
amount will be further reduced by
$15,000 when the new grandstand and
exposition building is finished next
spring. The net profits of the 1909
fair, based upon the gross receipts of
$271,000, will be about $10,000 more
than the net profits in 1908, which
Duluth is to be given an opportuni
ty to judge of the world's famous con
troversy that is being waged between
Dr. Frederick A. Cook and Com
mander Robert Peary. Arrangements
have been completed for the appear-
A Million Dollars Back Of
Cole's Ho Blast Guarantee
'All we ask ^^f^^r^ accord^ to S% and set up with a good flue
(Stfned) COLE MANUFACTURING CO.. (Maker, of the Original Patented Hot Blast Stove)."
CALEY HARDWARE CO. Sole Agents
"4That the stove will hold fire with soft coal from
Saturday night until Monday morning.
"5A uniform heat day and night with soft coal, hard
coal or lignite.
'6That every stove will remain absolutely air-tieht
as long as used.
"7That the feed-door is and will remain smoke and
Men's Overcoats and Ladies' and Misses9
We Will Sell
Prices Challenging Jobbers'Costs
It is absolutely impossible to price them all in this ad, but we positive-
ly guarantee values, and promise to undersell by margins of 25 to AO
percent, our popular ruling prices. The assortment is good Our
house is simply packed with goods.
New Up-to-date Collars for Ladies
We have just received from a New York manufacturer, an advance line
of ladies' fancy collars. The styles are new and especially attractive
They are worth from 35c to 50c each, but just for the advertising
feature we will sell them at 10c and 15c.
Black Hawk Mercantile Co.
ance there of Dr. Cook, who will tell
his story of the discovery of the north
pole, and who will also exhibit photo
graphic views of the Arctic regions.
These views were taken by Dr. Cook.
The lecture will be given next Satur
day evening at the First Methodist
An auction will be held on the farm
of John A. Erickson, one mile south
of the West Branch creamery, on
section 13, town of Greenbush, on
Friday, October 29, commencing at
10 a. m., sharp, when 11 good milch
cows,the finest herd in the county,
3 heifers, 2 steer calves, 4 spring
hogs, span work mares, chickens,
harness, farm machinery, household
furniture and numerous other effects
will be offered for sale. A hot lunch
will be served at noon. Farmers
and their wives should not miss this
sale. Owner is about to leave for
California to spend the winter. See
posters for details.
M. M. Stroeter,
John A. Erickson, Auctioneer.
Money Comes In Bunches
to A. A. Chisholm of Treadwell, N.
Y., now. His reason is well worth
reading: "For a long time I suffered
from indigestion, torpid liver, consti
pation, nervousness and general
debility," he writes. I couldn't
sleep, had no appeitte, nor ambition,
grew weaker every day in spite of all
medical treatment. Then used Elec
tric Bitters. Twelve bottles restored
all my old-time health and vigor.
Now I can attend to business every
day. It's a wonderful medicine."
Infallible for stomach, liver, kidneys,
blood and nerves. 50c at C. A. Jack's
To the armers
If you are looking for bucks or ewes
call on me. I have a number of fine
ones for sale at reasonable prices.
Call at meat market.
L. C. Hummel, Princeton.
Wanted to lease, for a term of from
wo to five years, a farm of 80 or 120
acres, with buildings thereon. Can
give best of references. Address
L. C. Hummel will buy your hogs
alive or dressed. Now is the time
to sell when prices are up.
Farm For Sale
For sale, an 80-acre improved farm,
with heavy soil, in the town of Green
bush, seven miles from Princeton and
three miles from Long Siding, where
there is a good creamery. Thirty
acres under the plow, 10 acres
meadow, good tubular well, 40 apple
trees in good growing condition, 12
bearing grape vines, a lot of straw
berry and raspberry bushes, etc.
Apply to Anton Betzler, Princetbn,
Cloaks and Jackets at
THE PLAIN TRUTH
What More Can the Princeton People
When well-known residents and
highly respected people of Princeton
make such statements as the follow
ing, it must carry conviction to every
Mrs. Mary J. Chute, across the
river, Princeton, Minn., says:
"About three years ago I used Doan'a
Kidney Pills for a long standing case
of kidney trouble, they cured me and
the cure remained permanent until
about a year ago. At that time I met
with an accident and my kidneys
became disordered. My back ached
severely and the least sudden move
ment would cause sharp pains to dart
through my loins. I often suffered
from dizzy spells and headaches. My
eyes became very weak and the
kidney secretions were irregular. In
spite of the use of many remedies, I
failed to get any better and at last
when Doan's Kidney Pills were
brought to my attention I procured
a box at the Home Drug Store. They
gave me prompt and permanent relief
and I am very grateful."
For sale by all dealers.
Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the
Remember the nameDoan'sand
take no other.
Decided Improvements In Roads.
In season and out of season, by
precept and example, for many years
the publisher of the Union has
consistently and persistently preached
the doctrine of better public highways,
and we are gratified to know that our
preaching is bringing results. There
has been a decided improvement in
the condition of the roads of Mille
Lacs, Sherburne and Isanti counties in
the past two or three years, but there
is room for still further improvement.
This from a recent issue of the Star
News might be said of dozens of
pieces of roads in the three counties:
"Speaking of good roads, there is a
strip of road between Big Lake and
Orrock that is worthy of commenda
tion. It was formerly deep sand and
the dread of all who passed over,
but it has been graded up and
covered with five inches of fine gravel,
making a road that it is a pleasure
to drive over."
Mrs. Bert Whitney is prepared to
do knitting, such as men's socks and
children's long-legged stockings, for
25 cents a pair, or will knit the ribbed
work at 25 cents a yard for the legs of
children's stockings. Anyone desir
ing this kind of work will please write
to Mrs. Bert Whitney, Route 2,
Satan and the Telephone.
The devil keeps the telephone open
all the time for village gossip.-New