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G6e Farm Fireside.
1 Gleanings by Our Country
2 Correspondent a*
The harvesting of rye and tame hay
is well under way.
Miss Gertrude Geise is home on a
vacation of a few weeks.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lemke,
on Monday morning, a girl.
The Lutheran church has secured a
new minister, who is expected here in
a few weeks.
There seems to be a great attraction
for the Angstman brothers down in
Ray McKenney of Spencer Brook
was a caller at R. Lemke's on Sun
Robert Lemke sprained his right
wrist badly on Sunday while crank
ing his automobile.
Henry Lemke and Lizzie Krause
drove to Lake George on Sunday to
witness the ball game.
A hailstorm went through this
vicinity last week and partly de
stroyed the corn and small grain.
All baseball clubs that desire to se
cure games with Crown should write
Fred Lemke, Route 1, St. Francis.
Nels Hall and family, accompanied
by Mrs. Winquist aud daughter,
visited at John Gramhill's in Livonia
A large crowd of young people
gathered at Maihack's last Sunday
evening and played games until late
in the evening.
The dance at the Stanford hall
Saturday evening was well attended
and all had a jolly good time. The
dance hall is a fine one.
The Crown baseball club journeyed
to Lake George last Sunday and de
feated the cubs by a score of 15 to 2,
Axison being hit freely.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Tim
mer, on June 30, a son.
Miss Hattie Alderink of Grand
Rapids, Mich., is home for a visit
with relatives and friends.
Mrs. W. F. Groenveld spent the
Fourth with her folks at Prinsburg
and returned home last Wednesday.
The whooping cough has taken hold
of several children around herethe
whole of some families are attacked
G. Hockstra and family of Hancock
spent the Fourth with Mrs. Hockstra's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Van
J. Bass of Middleburg, Iowa, was
here last week looking over the farm
of Geo. Schreur, which he thinks he
will buy in the near future.
Haijo Kiel and P. Santema have re
turned from Wheaton, where they
were building a house. They say the
crops in this vicinity look better than
anywhere along the road.
Willie Hills of Braham is spending
his vacation with Mrs. Swanbro.
Ethel Clough came home from Cam
bridge and spent the Fourth with her
Doris Reynolds had the misfortune
to cut her foot very badly on a piece
Gladys Foote of Princeton is visit
ing her grandmother, Mrs. A. A.
Foote, for a few days.
Kenneth and Neal Thompson,
children of Orville Thompson of Chis
holm, are spending the summer with
Albert Erickson and three children
of Minneapolis came up last Saturday
on a visit to his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Erick Erickson.
D. S. Walker has purchased a Shet
land pony for his little girls, Mar
garet and Marvel, and their beaming
countenances show that they appreci
ate the gift.
Work will soon commence on a
ditch which will run from Kelly lake
to the Rum river. Peter Seastrand of
Cambridge has taken the contract and
has has ditching machine on the
ground ready for work.
WEST SPENCER BROOK.
H. W. Prescott went to Princeton
Saturday on business.
G. Collins has the carpenters at
work fixing up his house.
A. J. Reynolds made a business
trip to Princeton last week.
C. A. Williams and family spent
Sunday at A. J. Reynolds'.
Ernest Ellingwood made a business
trip to Princeton on Saturday.
Mrs. Whiting is moving to the
Brook for a short time. We all wel
come back again.
Wm. Tidd and wife of Milaca spent
several days with Mr and Mrs. C. A.
Williams last week.
There was a dance at Charley
Shearston's last Saturday night and
all report a jolly good time.
Ernest Ellingwood went to Isanti
Sunday morinng to meet Lewis
Powell and wife, who will spend a few
days on the farm.
Haying time is here. Several
pieces of timothy have been cut and
wild hay is nearly ready. There will
not be as much hay this year as was
expected in our neighborhood.
The summer outing of the Minnesota
Editorial association will consist of
an excursion on the great lakes ex
tending from August 19 to 26. The
attendance of Minnesota editors has
been limited to 75 people and the
round trip from St. Paul to Detroit
and return, including all expenses,
will be $40.
Lloyd Carlton of Bemidji, acused of
the murder of Peter O. Neste of Far
ris, his father-in-law, was acquitted
late Saturday at Park Rapids by the
jury after it had been out but 20
minutes. Mrs. Carlton, jointly
accused with her husband, was dis
missed for lack of evidence.
Paul Monroe of Detroit, a half
breed Chipppewa Indian, was on
Saturday given an indeterminate sen
tence at Stillwater for forging a
check. Monroe has been guitly of
various offenses and served a term in
the St. Cloud reformatory. The half
breeds are bad medicine.
George H. Price, his wife and two
children of Excelsior, and Harry
Stair of Minneapolis were painfully
injured just before noon on Saturday
when an automobile in which they
were riding turned over near Anoka.
The five were taken to Anoka in auto
mobiles, where they were treated by a
physician. The auto tipped in mak
ing a sharp turn and the machine
went over on its side.
On motion of the state the case
against William Munhall, bartender
in the Bank saloon at Bemidji who
was arrested following the arrest of
Mayor A. F. Dumas of Case Lake
and Martin Behan, was dismissed on
Saturday. Munhall will be a witness
for the state at the Dumas trial. The
state had no evidence to warrant it in
When the Western Passenger associ
ation meets in Chicago on August 1
passenger officials of Minneapolis
roads will favor the general adoption
of such changes as will make the cost
of 1,000 mile books on all the roads
affected by the Minnesota rate
changes 2% cents a mile while leaving
the 2,000 mile books on sale at the un
changed rate of 2 cents a mile.
Because of his heroism in saving
lives and helping the injured in a
railroad wreck on the Minneapolis,
St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie railroad
near Vergas, Minn., on June 2,
"Dave" Mitchell, a negro Pullman
car porter, has been awarded a life
position as valet for Louis S. Berg,
president of the New Orleans, Mobile
& Chicago railroad, whose wife was
killed and himself seriously injured
in the accident.
More than $2,000,000 a year is lost
in Minnesota each year because eggs
are allowed to become bad and
poultry is allowed to spoil, according
to a circular issued by the state dairy
and food department. The circular
not only gives suggestions on how to
avoid this loss but gives a warning to
producers and shippers that the laws
of the state forbid dealing in or sell
ing for use as food either bad eggs,
diseased chickens or decayed poultry.
State Commissioner Winkjer has
given special instructions to his in
spectors to enforce the law, which
provides a $50 fine or more, or not less
than 40 days in jail for each offense.
Church Topics &&
Sunday and Weekday
Next Sunday, July 16, services will
be held in Saron church, Greenbush,
at 10:30 a. m. Sunday school at 9:30
The Ladies' Aid society of Saron
church, Greenbush, will meet on
Thursday, July 20, with Mrs. Renald
at 2 p. m. All are cordially invited
The Minneapolis district mission
meeting will be held in Saron church,
Greenbush, on Monday, July 17, at 8
p. m., and all day Tuesday English
services Tuesday at 8 p. m.
Next Sunday afternoon services will
be held in Emanuel church, Princeton,
at 3 o'clock Sunday school at 2 p. m.
The Minneapolis district mission
meeting will be held in Emanuel
church, Princeton, on Monday, July
17, at 8 p. m., and all day Tuesday
English services will be held Tuesday
at 8 p. m.
Next Monday, July 17, the Minne
apolis district mission meeting will be
held at 8 p. m., and all day Tuesday
at Livonia church, Zimmerman.
English services will be held at 8 p.
m. on Tuesday.
The Princeton Co-operative cream
ery manufactured 140 tubs of butter
for the week ending Monday, 135 of
which were shippped to the New York
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THE PBIKCETQy UNIOK: THUBSDAY, JULY 13, 1911.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Miss Belle Goulding is visiting her
sister, Lottie, who is teaching in the
Louis Pierson, formerly in the em
ploy of S. M. Byers, is now behind
the counter at N. E. Jesmer's.
The sawmill started up on Monday,
thereby giving employment to 25 men.
There is a good quality of logs in the
Beautiful moonlight evenings. The
fellow who has a "best girl" and a
horse and buggy should enjoy him
self. We do.
Our editor is off again, as usual,
this time attending the editors' con
vention at St. Paul. God bless our
editor, may he go oftener.
Prof. Ewing has performed the
major portion of the local work on
the Union for two or three weeks past
and his kindness is appreciated.
William King of Wyanett was in
town yesterday. Mr. King is one of
the solid grangers of Isanti county
and is favorably mentioned as a can
didate for county commissioner.
That blasted jackdaw of Wood
man's is a thief. He came into the
office window yesterday and had
nearly abstracted a small-sized copy
of Ella Wheeler's Poems of Passion
before being discovered.
Mrs. John Hatch, accompanied by
her daughter, May, started on Tues
day for Everly, Iowa, in answer to a
summons from her son, William, who
sends word that his wife is danger
ously ill with profuse hemorrhage of
For a curiosity to most people, in
the way of machinery, we would call
attention to the hay tedder which was
on trial in C. H. Rines' meadow on
Tuesday afternoon. It is a great
piece of mechanism for scattering
grass, and will undoubtedly be of
great service in the curing of the
The suprevisors of Princeton have
made a move in the right direction
a move to improve the roads leading
into the village. This is what the
Union has always advocated. Good
roads we must and shall have.
People are not going to wallow
through mud for the sake of doing
business in a town if they can avoid
mire by going elsewhere. Improve
the roads by all means.
There was a social gathering at
Chas. Judkins' in east Baldwin last
Friday evening and a basket supper
was served at midnight. There was a
large crowd and a general good time
is reported. The most pleasing
feature of the evening was sipping
nectar from the lips of the many
good-looking schoolma'ams who were
there, and who figured prominently in
all the kissing sports of the evening.
Fonnd Water Contaminated.
The United States Geological Sur
vey has just issued a report of its in
vestigation into the geological forma
tion and water supply of southern
Minnesota, the region covered by the
experts embracing about two-fifths of
the total area of the state. The inves
tigation developed the fact that the
domestic water supply for most of the
village inhabitants is derived from
shallow wells, which, in settlements
without sewer systems, are near one
or more privies or cesspools. An
examination of eleven of these wells,
situated in as many villages, showed
the presence of bacillus coli, the ty
phoid germ, in ten of theman indi
cation of contamination by human or
other animal excreta. This condition
is an argument for higher ideals of
cleanliness and sanitation. No doubt
conditions in some parts of northern
Minnesota are equally as bad as those
in the southern part of the state.
A question in which nearly all com
munities are interested, says the re
port, is whether flowing wells can be
obtained by drilling to considerable
depth. Much blind optimism prevails
in regard to this subject. Many towns
have at one time or another borne the
loss of expensive drilling at places
where there was no real prospect of
obtaining flows, and others are likely
to suffer in the same way unless they
are properly informed. It is by no
means necessary that every village,
city or private individual should drill
a deep well in order to learn whether
flows can be obtained. Even where
there are no prospects for flowing
wells the question of head is im
portant. If the water rises higher
from the deeper than from the shal
lower beds, it is important that the
community should know it. The in
formation obtained as the result of
the investigation gives ample data for
determining definitely for most com
munities whether or not there is any
prospect of obtaining flowing wells.
A copy of the report may be ob
tained free upon application to the
director of the Geological Survey,
Washington, D. C.
When once the people comprehend
that in drinking the "clear, cold"
water from their shallow wells they
are imbibing the bacteria-laden
seepage from their privies or barn
yards they will hasten to do their
part in the work of improvement.
A JACK OF ALL TRADES.
Monotony Will Never Kill England's
The British postmaster general is
What Londoners call a universal pro
vider, a regular department store of
He will insure your life, give you a
little bank to hoard your pennies in,
take care of your savings, sell you an
annuity, a postal order or a foreign
draft, invest your spare capital in a
nice little government bond and pay a
weekly pension to your aged mother
He carries letters and other mail
matter, transmits telegrams, cable
grams and wireless messages, main
tains an enormous staff of messenger
boys and conducts an express company
business for every sort of parcel, from
a halfpenny packet up to shipments of
eggs, dressed poultry and fresh fish.
He collects all the worn copper
coins for the British treasury. He
has factories for making his supplies
and an electric central station of his
own in London for lighting his offices,
sending the current through his ca
ble ducts He will sell you a license
for a dog, a carriage, a motorcar or a
family coat of arms, or he will put in
your telephone and take care of your
At a dinner the other night the post
master general confessed that he some
times doubted whether he had any hu
man personality at all. When he
thought of his own functions, he said.
he was appalled by them. In his offi
cial capacity he is responsible for more
property than anybody else in the Unit
ed Kingdom, employs far more people
than any individual or corporation,
prosecutes more malefactors every day
than the public prosecutor and sends
out every week more apologies for
himself and explanations of his ac
tions than all the rest of the British
population combined.Telephone Re
The Favorite Battle Charger of Stone
Among the many battle steeds ridden
during the war between the states by
the celebrated Confederate Corps Com
mander Stonewall Jackson of Lee's
army his favorite was a charger affec
tionately named Little Sorrel by the
Second corps of the Army of Virginia.
He was about fifteen hands and, as
General Longstreet said to the writer,
strongly resembled, except in color,
President Zachary Taylor's Old Whitey
of the Mexican war. Jackson rode him
at Bull Run, Winchester, Cedar Moun
tain, Manassas, Antietam. Harpers
Ferry, Fredericksburg and on many
other battlefields. He mounted Little
Sorrel for the last time at Chancellors
ville May 2, 1863, and in the battle was
mortally wounded by his own men and
died a week later
General Bradley T. Johnson of Mary
land in a letter to the present writer
remarks: "Jackson was an ungainly
horseman, and when he rode by the
troops Little Sorrel would strike off on
run. The general would pull off his
cap and ride bareheaded at full speed
past miles of shouting Confederates.
The saying was when you heard that
yell before or behind you on the march,
'There goes old Jack on a rabbit.*
When the soldiers started a rabbit
they'd scare him to death with yell
Little Sorrel died at the Soldiers'
home near Richmond at the age of
thirty-six years and is now to be seen,
like Sheridan's Winchester, carefully
preserved in a glass case after being
prepared by a skillful taxidermist at
Lexington, Va.James Grant Wilson
in S. P. C. A. Bulletin.
The house at 17 Red Lion square,
W. C, London, was once occupied by
William Morris, Burne-Jones and Dante
Gabriel Rossetti. George Meredith in
the days of his extremest penury join
ed with those other three young men
in their bachelor establishment. The
state of his boots, we are told by one
of the biographers, at length aroused
the solicitude of his fellow tenants,
who one night stealthily replaced
them by a new pair. But Meredith
was so much piqued by what was
meant in all kindness that he withdrew
from the fellowship the next day.
A Political Placard.
John B. Thompson of Kentucky, who
served in both houses of congress, was
a master of the art of ridicule. Here is
his characterization of the contempt in
which party platforms are held after
"The two or three last platform pres
idents we have had when they got in
the car of state and safely seated all
around everywhere you could see, 'Do
not stand on the platform when the
cars are in motion.'"McClure's Mag
Others Like Her.
Business Man (explaining) When
they say "money is easy" they mean
simply that supply is greater than the
demand. His Wife Goodness! 1
shouldn't think such a thing possible.
Better In an Argument.
BlobbsA woman can generally hit
the nail on the head. SlobbsYes, but
generally more successfully with an
argument than with a hammer.Phila
Quiet Resting Place.
BertieDo you know, Gertie, I'm
regular run down. Where's the best
place to go for a good long rest? Ger-
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Ladies' $1.00 Petticoats, now 89c
Ladies' 75c Petticoats, now 59c
Ladies Drawers and Gowns Going at
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The Coolest Place in the Town
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J. M. JOHNSON
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