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Gleanings by Our Country
Miss Alma Reimann called at
Heruth's on Sunday.
Sleighriding is one of Greenbush's
best enjoyments now.
Miss Mabel Peterson spent Sunday
with Miss Hattie Van Rhee.
Rev. Father Levings of Princeton
conducted church services here on
Miss Vernatta Grow spent a few
days last week visiting her parents at
David Raiche has returned home
after a week's visit with relatives at
Mrs. James Blaha of St. Paul is a
guest at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Willie Heruth and Otto Reimann,
who have been employed by John
Williams, have returned home.
Don't forget the entertainment and
basket social in district 10. A good
time assured to all who attend.
Mr. and Mrs. David Raiche, Mrs.
James Blaha and .Elmer Dubuque
spent Sunday at Charles Raiche's.
The Ladies' Altar society will meet
with Mrs. Thomas Blair on December
7. All members are requested to be
Among those from here confirmed
at St. Edward's Cathoilc church were
the following: Albert Seifert, Pearl
Labbissonniere, Alonzo Raiche,
Julius Rehaume, Hazel Rehaume,
Elmer Normandin Agnes, Johnnie
and Edward Fradette Clarence, Rhea
and Lorene Grow Lulu and Teslie
Robideau, Neil Grow Lawrence,
Vernatta and Ellen Grow, Paul Baul
lard, Jeannette Rocheford, Dora and
Anna Burke, Vernon and Lillian
Blair, Margaret Carmody and Archie
Charley O'Brien and family have
moved to Green lake.
James Parks has left for Skibo to
work during the winter.
Jimmie Brown spent Sunday with
his friend, Lyndon Libby.
Scott Lambert is riding around in a
new cutter. Girls, get wise.
Eugene Leathers has started a black
smith shop. We wish him success.
The Sunday school is wondering
where Rev. Larson has gone. We
miss his smiling face.
Miss Esther Nelson and E. W.
Severance spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Orrin Hamilton.
Otis Buckingham has gone back to
Duluth to work after visiting his
parents for a few months.
The dance at John Hyndman's was
well attended and Mrs. Nancy Smith
made an excellent hostess.
Rev. Fisher will hold services at
the King school house next Tuesday
night. Everybody welcome.
Mrs. Henry Hamilton has gone to
Minneapolis to visit her daughter,
Mrs. Molberg, and husband.
We wonder if Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Harding are snowed in. We haven't
heard from them for a long time.
Arthur and Lavis Halvorson went
to Foley on Monday.
Mary Larson spent Sunday with
her friend, Cora Hubbard.
Ethel Magnus is employed as
seamstress at the Hubbard home.
Mrs. Huldah Hubbard and son,
Frank, made a flying trip to Foley on
Ethel Magnus, Mae Bachelor and
Mabel Hanson visited with Celestine
Henry on Sunday evening.
Louis Severson arrived home on
Tuesday from Walker, where he has
been since last March as head filer in
Game Warden Indrehus brought
home a fine deer which he killed up in
Pine county. Ed can tell of some
thrilling hunting adventures.
A large crowd attended the dance at
Mrs. Hubbard's on Saturday night
and a good time was had. The guests
departed at 5:30 on Sunday morning,
declaring they had enjoyed a fine
F. Kuperus sold a cow to Wm.
Jerry Timmer sold some stock to H.
Jacob Jongejengd is busy building
a new hen house.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Timmer were
callers at the Sam Droogsma home
on Sunday evening.
Owing to the health of his wife John
L. Jacobson left his farm here. He
and his wife went to reside with Mrs.
Jacobson's folks who live in Wis
coonsin, but intend to settle in Duluth
The creamery Co. 's house is Hear
ing completion. The carpenters, Fos
berg and Stromberg, are now finish
ing the interior. It is a very neat
structure and adds greatly to the
of Main street.
Mr and Mrs. F. Timmer are visit
ing friends at Castlewood, S. D.
They are expected home this week.
Miss Annie Ruis is staying with Miss
Fanny Timmer during their absence.
Charlie Erickson made a business
trip to Foley on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dayton of
Foley spent Sunday at J. E. Hughes'.
There will be a basket social in the
school house of district 7 on Novem
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Anderson of
Milaca visited at Sandquist's last
We are surely receiving our share
of snow this year. Sleighing is excel
lent in this vicinity.
Misses Olive and Mamie Ayers left
last week for Preston, Montana, where
they will spend the winter.
Roy Schram, J. L. Huggins, Arvid,
Albin and Oscar Lind called at Sand
quist's on Sunday evening.
Misses Mary Knutsen and Elvena
Johnson spent Sunday afternoon with
the Misses Hermanson and Trunk.
A moving picture show will be
given in the hall on Saturday even
ing. All who attend are assured of a
A jolly bunch from Estes Brook
and vicinity enjoyed a dandy good
sleigh ride last Saturday evening.
They went to Foley and returned by
way of Glendorado. Sliegh ride
parties are all the vogue.
Otto Kraft shot a large wolf last
Fred Clark has gone to his home in
Princeton to stay a few days.
Frank Rogers has gone to the
woods to work for the winter.
C. W. Taylor and son, Grover, have
returned from their hunting trip.
They got one deer.
Otto Borneke's dancing party at the
hall on Saturday evening was not
largely attended on account of the
Thursday we had the worst snow
storm of the season and perhaps the
worst ever known in November. Two
feet of snow fell on the level and
farmers have had strenuous times
getting up corn and hay. Those hav
ing standing corn will be unable to
husk it till the snow goes, as much of
it is lying on the ground.
Peter Niesen left for the lake
country on Friday.
Mrs. Albin Swenson spent Wednes
day at the John Fransen home.
Mrs. John Fransen called at the
Chas. Johnson home on Monday.
Mrs. Kate Niesen returned from
Stanchfield lake one day last week.
Mrs. Kate Niesen and son, Joe,
called at the John Tessmer home on
Mrs. Nels Olson and son, Willie,
called at the Albin Swenson home on
Mrs. Nels Olson left on Saturday
for Cut Bank, Mont., for an extended
visit with her daughter, Mrs. S. K.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hofferbert and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Swed
berg and Mrs. H. E. Jones called at
the John Fransen home on Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hofferbert and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Swedberg
and Mrs. H. E. Jones were callers at
the Ole Folwick home on Wednesday
We are sorry to hear that Miss
Ellen Johnson, eldest daughter of
Chas. Johnson, is suffering from an
ulcer of the stomach. We hope for
her speedy recovery.
Lawrence Clough went to Zimmer
man on Monday with hogs for Wm.
Earl Minton of Waupaca, Wis., is
here on a visit to his uncles, Maurice
and Charles Thompson.
The families of Frank Moore and
A. Reynolds spent Sunday at the
home of Clark Severance.
Clark Severance has sold his three
year-old colt to Charles Levander.
The colt has fallen into good hands.
Fred Goodwin and Nelson Conant
are buying all the beans they can get
around here and paying $1.95 to $2.00
The farmers are out with snow
plows trying to break the roads so
the threshing machine can get in to
thresh their beans.
Herman Lowell and son, Claire,
went to Isanti last Thursday with
beans and got caught in the storm.
They had a hard time coming home.
Ray Smith and party, who went
hunting last week, returned home on
Saturday. They left their team at
Ogilvie on account of the deep snow.
A new comer here went to Minne
apolis the day before the storm and
left his family in destitute circum
stances. They had no fuel and
nothing to feed the stock. The boys
turned out and hauled wood and corn
stalks which helped them through the
storm. The man has not returned yet.
WEST SPENCER BROOK.
Gill Clough and wife went to
Princeton last Monday.
The Williams family spent Monday
evening at Andrew Baxter's.
I. F. Walker was seen in our neigh
borhood last week buying stock.
Roy Stickney of Bradford went to
Princeton last week on business.
Mrs. Andrew Baxter returned from
Mora last Thursday in the snowstorm.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Williams and
family spent Sunday at A. J. Rey
Asa Glaiger of Waverly, Iowa, who
has been working around the Brook
for the last two months, returned to
his home last Thursday.
One of the Marshall girls is staying
with Mrs. McKenzie while Jim is at
Fergus Falls. Jim says it looks as if
he would be gone half of the winter.
Our mail man missed coming last
Friday on account of the heavy snow
storm, but he was out on Saturday.
It takes a heavy storm to prevent him
from making his rounds.
Our rural mail carrier had to turn
back on Friday because of the snow
The Dal bo Baptist sewing society
met at Mrs. P. Stonstrom's on Tues
There will be a prize masquerade
dance at the Dalbo M. B. A. hall on
Thanksgiving night. Don't miss it.
Eddie, Willie and Albert Nelson,
L. Blixt and Erick Pearson left for
the woods north of Duluth on Tues
Several of the farmers who went to
Princeton Thursday of last week had
to stay over night on account of the
There will be a meeting at the
Dalbo Lutheran church all day on
Thanksgiving. In the forenoon serv
ices will be held and dinner served in
the church. In the afternoon the
Ladies' Sewing society will have their
auction sale. Everybody is cordially
Horses That Will Suit You.
Last Monday my special represen
tative arrived here with a carload
of young native mares which are
strong, sound, and adapted to vari
ous kinds of work. They have been
selected with great care from among
hundreds by an expert horseman and
they will stand close inspection. On
the whole these mares cannot be ex
celled in this part of the country. Call
at my barn on Monday and judge for
yourselves. 47-tfc Aulger Rines.
Mr. and Mrs. Heffner and Mr. Wid
mark drove to Bethel Saturday and
Herbert Kilmartin left last Saturday
for the twin cities to work, but re
turned home again on Tuesday night.
Quite a number of horses in this vi
cinity have been very sick lately, but
our new horse doctor, Mr. McKimm,
has had great success and brought
them out allright.
The Rebekahs met on Saturday
night and had a jolly good time. A
program was rendered for the good
of the order and at 11 o'colck an
oyster stew, cake and coffee were
Herman Stendahl was married to
Miss Hannah Johnson of Minneapolis
last week and the young couple began
housekeeping this week over Henry
Swanson's store. We wish them a
long life of happiness.
M. K. Illff of Elk River, Harry
Pratt and Ed Foley went up north
hunting last Saturday and returned
on Tuesday, each one having a deer.
Hard telling how many dear they had
while gone, but nevertheless they re
turned home with the limit.
Roster of Boys' Baud.
ClarinetsBenny Whitney, Stanley
Mathis, Ross Foltz, Joe Kaliher, Roy
Wetter. CornetsKenneth TJmbe
hocker, Bernard Wicen, Kenneth
Howard, Lyle Neely, Billy Caley,
Harold Anderson, Earl Cater, Ed
ward Gannon, Charley Wetter, Bennie
Nichols, Anton Falk. Trumpets
Johnny Berry, Winnet Radeke. Altos
Glen Moore, Raleigh Herdliska,
Allen Henschel. TrombonesAllen
Ross, Glen Davis, Donald Rawn,
Melvin Moe. BaritonesStanley
Rawn, Nyle Sausser. Basses Still
man Oakes, Erwin Henschel.
Basket Social In Dist. No. 26.
A basket social will be held in the
school house of district No. 26, two
miles east of Pease, on Wednesday
evening, November 29, at 8 o'clock.
The ladies are required to bring bas
kets. The proceeds will go toward
paying for an organ which has recent
ly been installed. A good program
will be rendered.
If you have any buckwheat, rye or
feed to grind bring it to Spencer
Brook. Good work and reasonable
45-4c J. S. Bengtson.
THE PBI^CETON UNION: TCTBSDAY, NOVEMSEft 23,1911.
OPENS DOOR TO
Charge Made Against New Law
Covering Land Sales.
MANY BUYERS NOT SETTLERS
Alleged That Present Method Is Ac
complishing Little in Securing
St. Paul. Nov. 21.One of the offi
cial acts of the last legislature was to
pass a bill relieving purchasers of
state lands of all obligations looking
to its cultivation and colonization.
From time immemorial the require
ments had been to fence and convert
25 per cent of the land in pasture,
cultivate at least 5 per cent of the
tract or build a house and reside upon
the land for a period of twelve months.
Those behind the bill argued that the
abolishment of these requirements was
necessary if the lands owned by the
state' in the northern counties were
to be populated. How the bill got by
I do not know, but at any rate it was
passed and Governor Eberhart gave
it his official signature. Since the bill
passed, together with another act en
dorsed by the same body providing
for monthly sales, thousands of acres
of state lands have been sold by
Auditor Iverson at prices ranging
from $5, the. legal minimum, to $7 an
acre, and the state school fund has
fceen swelled as a consequence. The
average price realized, however, has
been about $6 an acre. Each sale has
been accompanied with a loud blare
of trumpets and the press has been
filled with stories of the amount dis
posed of and the new settlers se
cured by the state as a result.
A recital of the above facts is per
haps wearisome reading, but it is nec
essary in view of the statements
brought to the state capitol of late by
more than one eyewitness to some of
the salesthat not all of the land dis
posed of is falling into the hands of
bona fide settlers. Speculators is the
word they use, something hinted at
by Collier's Magazine in an editorial
some months ago attacking the intent
of those behind the new law and which
called forth a reply from State Aud
itor Iverson to the effect that the at
tack was not merited. These eyewit
nesses hint at collusion at which an
entire section is often secured by one
man, though the law only contem
plates the sale of 320 acres to each
bidder. This is done by individual
purchasers, they pooling their hold
ings later. I have it on the authority
of one up state editor that specula
tors constituted a fair sprinkling of
the crowd that attended a recent sale
in his town. I asked him flat if he be
lieved the law was realizing the state
new settlers, and he said he did not.
Down here it is common knowledge
that more than one conductor and
brakeman on the lines running north
has a forty or more to his credit, not
necessarily for cultivation now, but
which he may take to later when age
unfits him for railroad work, unless
he unloads it in the meantime at an
advanced figure. Many have rented
their land to adjacent farmers.
Ability to purchase state land with
out having to live on or cultivate the
same is proving a bonanza for many
Twin Cityites who yearn for outdoor
life and a brief respite each year
from the heat and smells of the city.
Any day they can be seen poring over
the maps in the state auditor's office
and the invariable inquiry is for some
thing with a lake frontage. The
amount of land of this kind left is lim
ited. That the amount of land in the
state subject to entry at the minimum
figure of $5 an acre and also govern
ment land which can be homesteaded
by any citizen is growing scarce need
not worry anyone in search of a home.
At last accounts there were over 2,-
000,000 acres of state land available
in Minnesota and Uncle Sam also had
a goodly supply. However, it is set
tlers that Minnesota wants, not spec
ulators, and it might be well to look
into the alleged merits of the new law.
State Auditor Iverson can be depended
upon to see that there is no funny
business, but he did not make the
law. All he can do is to see that its
provisions are carried out.
President L. W. Hill of the Great
Northern comes pretty near being the
equal of his father in the handling of
one of the greatest railway systems
in the world, something that quite a
few of the admirers of the "Empire
Builder" may dispute, but there is one
thing sure, he has it on the elder in
the matter of advertising. J. J. Hill
in his palmiest days never dreamed of
being able to send ten governors of as
many states prancing across the coun
try advertising his goods. Two came
pretty near being the old gentleman's
limit. The first named feat will be
performed by President Hill when he
will send forth in a few days v/hat
will be known as the "Governors' Spe-
cial." To boost the West is its cred
ited object. Not content with this he
has the commercial and official heads
of the Twin Cities busy with plans
for the big land show to be held in the
St. Paul Auditorium in December. For
Minnesota's benefit is the cry, but
land men wink when it is mentioned.
It looks more like Montana and a few
other Western states, which the Great
Northern ifc now industriously boom
.j. .j. a.
Bob Dunn's editorial on the grow
ing expense of the state government,
which I commented upon in my letter
Of a few weeks ago, has fallen on fer
tile ground and is receiving attention
at the hands of the country press in a
way that may make it a bothersome
issue for some I know in the next
campaign. Many are asking the
Princeton campaigner to make good.
For those interested the state aud
itor's biennial report, which can be
had for the asking, furnishes about
the best and most correct information
obtainable. To some a perusal of its
pages might be an astonisher, at any
rate it proved so to me when, care
lessly running through the book the
other day, I came across items like
this: Game and fish commission,
$39,197.90 live stock sanitary board,
$10S,000 state board of health, $60,-
000. And these were small compared
to others. As to some of the individual
itemswell, I will leave them for an
Finis seems to have been reached
in the Whittier-Red Wing training
school controversy. The board of con
trol, including Mr. Swendsen, the lone
Reublican member, has given Mr.
Whittier a clean bill of health, Whit
tier has resigned, Governor Eberhart
seems to be satisfied, and tha Wo
men's clubs of the state, who have
been after the Red Wing man's scalp
for over a, year, are vindicated. The
outgrowth of an editorial in a Red
Wing paper to which some of the
women's clubs took exception, the
Whittier controversy has dragged its
weary length through practically two
administrations, and all concerned in
the row are glad that it is over. Whit
tier was the goat from the start and
he has received enough abuse to make
most any man fight.
A A. a.
The release of the board's findings
and the promptness with which Mr.
Whittier followed it with his resigna
tion as superintendent leads many
down here to believe that the whole
thing was prearranged, the deal made
even including the governor. Such,
however, is denied. Governor Eber
hart never realized anything from the
prosecution, it in fact doing him harm
in some quarters, and I am told he
gave a big sigh of relief when in
formed that the finish had been
reached. At one time, it is said, for
mer State Senator Andy Stephens of
Crookston, who led the assault on
Whittier, with his friends so far pre
vailed on the executive that the re
moval of the two Democratic members
of the board was decided upon, but
others prevailed and it was dropped.
The whole thing has been a dirty
mess from the start and the state is
to be congratulated on being rid of
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The talk about a nonpartisan su
preme bench is being revived, and for
the benefit of those interested I will
say it is shout as near realization as
I have a Stickney Engine and
must say it is the simplest engine I
have ever seen. I have been running
a four hole corn shelter and the engine
pulls it with ease, either wet or dry corn.
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EXCLUSIVE AGENT BHBBBB^EBBBB^^
HENRY UGLEM Long Siding, Minn.
it ever was. The Republican conven
tion will not stand for the endorse
ment of a Democrat. The talk has
been started for the benefit of Justice
Bunn, the one Democratic member of
the bench, appointed by Governor
Eberhart to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of the late Justice Jag
gard. Already Republican rivals are
making their appearance and Judge
Oscar Hallam of St. Paul looks like a
winner. This is on the assumption
that Ramsey county gets the place.
There is one item of state depart
ment expense that may some day re
ceive attention from the country press,
and that is the newspaper clipping
bureaus which many state officials
patronize. The cost of these clippings
is in many instances met by the vari
ous contingent funds and the point
has been raised as to the legality of
the expenditure. The clippings cost 5
cents each and the annual expenditure
is often sufficient to provide the in
terested official with a year's sub
scription to practically all the rural
weeklies in the state. The subjects
covered by the clippings refer to pol
itics and department matters.
X* 4* *I
Chairman Ringdahl of the board of
control, by the way, is being looked
upon favorably by the Democratic
king makers as gubernatorial mate
rial. Friends joking with him the
other day regarding the possibility of
his removal from the board by Gov
ernor Eberhartthis was before the
Red Wing training school decision was
reachedasked him what he would do
if the axe fell. "Oh, go back to mak
ing monuments, I guess," was the an
swer. And he smiled when he said it.
with the accent on the smile.
It is somewhat of a far cry to the
next Republican convention, but that
fact is no bar to the slatemakers, who
are busy trotting out wouldbes. Not
an office is safe from their activities
and opposition all down the line is
promised. The number of candidates
for each office, they contend, will be
from two to four. The opinion is gen
eral that it will be the liveliest con
vention in years and that the leaders
will have their hands full in trying to
Governor Eberhart has given it out
definitely that he will not attend the
meeting of the Northern Development
association at St. Cloud.
THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN.
Trouble in Isanti Starch Factory.
Life at the starch factory has not
been a continual round of pleasure
during the past week. The factory
was not intended to be operated dur
ing cold weather, and the sudden drop
in temperature Saturday and Sunday
caused several kinds of trouble.
Water pipes were broken by freezing,
Verner Berg and Prank Erickson re
ceived burns while making repairs,
and the engine ran hot in cold
weather. It is hoped to complete the
season's work at the factory this
Pupils of the Foreston school will
present a play on Thanksgiving eve,