Frederick S. Attwood, the Blind Opti-
mist, Delivers His Famous Dis-
course on Happiness."
Audience is Held Spellbound by the
Forceful Oratory and Logic of
This Remarkable Man.
Those fortunate enough to be
present on Tuesday evening at the
Knights of Pythias hall enjoyed a
rare treat, for at that time Fredrick
S. Attwood, grand chancellor of the
Pythians, delivered his famous lecture
on "Happiness." Despite the afflic
tion from which Mr. Attwood suffers
incurable blindnesshe is one of
the happiest of men he sees, figura
tively speaking, some good in all
people he is jolly, full of life and a
veritable optimist. To form the close
acquaintance of Frederick Attwood is
to learn how to be happy under the
most adverse circumstances.
His lecture on Tuesday evening was
a discourse worth traveling miles to
heara discourse bristling with
beautiful gems of thought and logical
advice. It was a lecture delivered by
a man who has made a long and care
ful study of his subject, "Happiness,"
and he knows full well how to present
it in a manner that cannot fail to
bring about good results. He is a
master of the art of oratory and
gifted with a pleasing yet powerful de
livery. Every word is distinct and
every detail carefully elucidated.
Wheresoever Mr. Attwood has
lectured he has created a most favor
able impression, as is shown by the
many press notices which have been
published, all eulogistic of this re
markable man. From among such
notices we select the following as
showing the trend of the encomiums:
"To be an optimist under adverse
conditions, to radiate sunshine, hap
piness, good cheer and good fellow
ship, is a nature worth cultivating,
and when such a man speaks it is
doubly appealing. Such a personage
is Frederick S. Attwood, who, in his
lecture on 'Happiness' at the Pres
byterian church last Monday night,
though he spoke in darkness, radi
ated sunshine and joy with pure
spontaneity. As a speaker Mr.
Attwood captivated his audience he
was emotional if need be, his sen
tences pregnant with the import of his
subject, his delivery was easy, enunci
ation perfect, and the segments of his
theme poetic rich with imagery and
(Wis.) Daily Herald."
On Tuesday evening Mr. Attwood
spoke under the auspices of the local
lodge of Pythians, and the audience
consisted of invited guests, but it is
hoped that he will in the near future
give a public lecture in the opera
house, where more people will be
afforded an opportunity to listen to
his interesting discourse.
Prior to the commencement of Tues
day evening's lecture the Princeton
orchestra rendered a couple of over
tures which were much appreciated.
Millions of Dollars Lost Annually.
It is estimated that the loss to farm
ers, stockmen, hunters and trappers
is more than a million dollars an
nually by lack of knowledge of how
to take off and care for the hides and
skins of the domestic and wild ani
mals. We are in receipt of a booklet
containing much valuable information
on domestic and wild animals. It
tells how to trap wild fur-bearing
animals: how to take off their skins,
stretch and dry them how to take off
and care for the hides and skins of
the domestic animals so as to bring
their highest value. This booklet of
48 pages, illustrated, including cata
logue of trapper supplies, and circu
lars of price of all domestic and wild
animal skins, will be sent you free if
you address the Northwestern Hide &
Fur Company, Minneapolis, Minn.
Mention our paper and send 2 cents
for part of mailing charges.
Horses That Will Salt Yoa.
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 today and judge for
yourselves. 47-tfc Aulger Rines.
Alvah Has State-Wide Support
We are pleased to note that Alvah
Eastman, whom we mentioned a few
weeks ago as a suitable candidate for
congress in the sixth district, is urged
to run for congressman-at-large and
is receiving splendid support for that
position. Mr. Eastman conducts the
Journal-Press at St. Cloud, one of
the most influential daily and weekly
papers outside of the twin cities. No
man is better fitted for high office than
an up-to-date editor, for he necessari
ly has to keep informed on all live
questions. This is the kind of a man
the St. Cloud editor is and he would
bring to the office a valuable fund of
information and ripe judgment. We
should have more editors in congress
than we have because of their many
sided knowledge. The only bad
feature about his proposed candidacy
is that it is only a one term office.
Stay ton Gazette.
The legend, on the Sidewalk.
An itinerant peddler advertising
apples chalked the legend, "Apples,
85 cents a bushel," on the sidewalk
immediately in front of Ewings' Music
Store. A citizen passing down the
street noticed the announcement and
suddenly stopped. "Well, I'111 be
dinged," he exclaimed, "Guy has
gone into the apple business and I'll
be dodgasted if I don't give away
premium pianos." He entered the
store with fire in his eyes, but when
Mr. Ewing informed his visitor that
he was not a oheap chalk advertiser,
and fully explained matters, both had
a good laugh over the incident.
Read Ewings' advertisement on an
other page of the Union. It will be
a guide to you in purchasing your
Proposed Consolidated School at Foreston.
The proposition to unite the school
disrticts bordering on Foreston with
the village district and have a four
room school is one worthy of con
sideration. With the four districts
consolidated there is no reason why
Foreston should not soon have as
good public schools as Milaca and
Princeton. Foreston is surrounded
by an excellent farming country, the
farmers are prosperous, and there is
no reason why their children should
not be given the advantages of obtain
ing an education in a good graded
school such as the consolidated dis
trict would affordit is altogether
probable that Foreston will have its
own high school in the near future.
Mrs O. E. Garrison Dead.
Louis Garrison of Brainerd, who is
county surveyor of Crow Wing
county, is in the city attending the
Development association meetings,
and is staying with Mr. and Mrs.
John N. Bensen while here. Mr.
Garrison is the son of the late O. E.
Garrison, who was a resident of this
city at the time of the Indian outbreak
in 1862. O. E. Garrison has been
dead for about fifteen years and Mrs.
Garrison has been living with her son
in Brainerd. She was taken suddenly
ill about a week ago and passed away
quietly Thursday morning. Her re
mains were placed on the shore of
Mille Lacs lake beside those of her
husband.St. Cloud Times.
On Saturday a jury at Brainerd re
turned a verdict of not guilty against
Dr. Dumas, who was tried upon an
arson charge. The prosecution was
greatly surprised at the verdict, and
Assistant Attorney General Janes
made a statement in which he charged
that a bribe had been offered the
sheriff of Beltrami county by Dumas
in an attempt to "fix" a jury and that
Martin Behan was also offered $1,000
at Fergus Falls to leave the country.
The Brainerd acquittal, said Mr.
Janes, does not end the criminal
prosecutions in connection with the
alleged arson conspiracy in northern
Philip Boehm and Miss Christina
Johnson, both residents of Blue Hill
township, Sherburne county, were
married at the German Lutheran
church on Tuesday. Rev. Eugene
Ahl, pastor of the church, conducted
the ceremony. The bride was attired
in a pretty gown of white silk and
wore a bridal veil, and she was at
tended by Misses Mabel Fox and
Theresa Boehm. The groomsmen
were A. J. Boehm and B. Williams.
A reception was given at the home
of the bride's parents in Blue Hill on
Tuesday evening and many pretty gifts
were bestowed upon the bride and
Garage Changes Hands.
A. J. Escherich of Minneapolis and
G. A. Ogren of Center City have
succeeded Dow & Crompton as
proprietors of the Princeton garage.
The deal was closed last week and the
new owners, who are experienced
automobile men, have taken posses
sion. They, however, left Princeton
on Tuesday and will not return until
February. During that time persons
needing anything in the garage are
asked to call up J. Crompton at L. S.
B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PKINCBTON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1911.
TWO BRAVE FIREMEN
Captain Fred Howard of the flinneap-
olis Fire Department, Again
He and an Associate Rescue Two flen
and Are Highly Complimented
by Fire Chief Ringer.
Captain Fred Howard of truck com
pany No. 2, Minneapolis fire depart
ment, and Edward Johnson, a ladder
man, were on Friday called before
Chief Ringer, who commended them
for their bravery in entering a burn
ing house at 609 Fourth avenue S and
rescuing, to the imperilment of their
own lives, two men who had been
overcome with smoke. The chief
told them that their heroism had in
creased their chances of promotion
and that they would be duly rewarded.
Captain Howard is a native of Prince
ton, and during the time he has been
engaged in fighting fires in Minne
apolis has performed many acts of
bravery. The Union is pleased to
learn that he is in line for further
Chief Ringer has adopted a new
basis for determining who is entitled
to promotion. It is bravery. Length
of service was formerly taken into
consideration more so than deeds of
Loses Hand In Planing: Machine.
Fr ank Drescher, aged 15 years, son
of Charles Drescher, on Friday met
with an accident which necessitated
the amputation of his right hand at
the wrist. The boy, who was employed
in carrying away lumber from the
planing machine at the Whitney saw
mill, attempted to remove a spike
which ha had placed in a plank to
keep it from slipping at the end of
the machine when the plane came in
contact with his hand, took off three
fingers and cut into the back of it.
Mr. Whitney had a moment before
thrown off the belt to stop the ma
chine, but the boy thrust his hand be
neath the plane while the blade was
in motion. The spike had been placed
in the plank by the boy unknown to
Mr. Whitney. At the time the accident
occurred Mr. Whitney was standing
near the boy and could have prevented
it had he known that the youth was
about to thrust his hand under the
No blame attaches to Mr. Whitney,
as the boy's work consisted merely of
taking the boards, as they were
planed, from the slidehe was not
authorized to in any manner meddle
with the machinery. At the same time
it is a pity that the boy, who is a
bright young fellow, should have lost
Dr. Cooney found the hand so badly
lacerated that amputation was abso
Special Inducement for Christmas.
Do not fail to visit our store to see
and hear the musical wonder, demon
strated by a special artist from the
manufactory, on Thursday and Fri
day of this week, afternoon and even
ing. Come and convince yourself.
We also have a special sale for the
Christmas season of the most artistic
constructed pianos now made within
your own statethe celebrated
Raudenbush & Son's. These instru
ments will be explained and demon
strated by practical piano makers
direct from the factory. Twenty
minutes spent in our store will be a
great saving of money and of valu
able knowledge in the art of selecting
a piano in the future to anticipated
piano purchasers. Remember, only
this week. Don't fail to call at
Ewings' Music Store.
Timely and Sensible Advice
Just a word of caution to the
friends of good roads: The one im
portant thing is to secure the adop
tion of the one-mill tax amendment.
Don't get in a quarrel over how the
money is to be expendeduntil you
have the money. Some harm has
been done already by the too enthusi
astic friends of the trunk lines, which
so far are located on paper, are all in
northern Minnesota. Northern Min
nesota needs the roadsbut so does
southern Minnesota. Boost for the
amendment and a square deal.St.
At its regular meeting on Saturday
afternoon Wallace T. Rines post, No.
142, elected the following officers for
the ensuing year: F. A. Lowell,
com. W. J. Applegate, S. V. S.
B. Heath, J. V. A. Z. Norton,
adjt. J. A. Ross, Q. M. G. M.
Smith, sergt. Martin Leach, P. D.
R. W. Freer, chap. A. Z. Norton, P.'
I. G. W. Chalmers, O. G. J. A.
Stevenson, S. M. Anson Howard. Q.
TIJE WEEKS DEATHS
Mrs. Lydia A. Townsend Passes Away
in This Village at Ripe Old Age
of Eighty-One Years.
John Brennan Dies From Result of a
Fall and E. B. Carpenter An-
swers Last Bugle Call.
Mrs. Lydia A. Townsend, widow of
the late Joseph H. Townsend, died at
her home in the village of Princeton
on Monday morning, December 11, at
3 o'clock from a general breaking
down of the constitution due to old
age. She had been ailing for some
time and death did not come unex
Funeral services were conducted at
the family residence yesterday after
noon at 2 o'clock by Rev. E. B. Ser
vice, and vocal selections were
rendered during the solemnities by a
quartet consisting of Mrs. C. A.
Caley, Mrs. L. S. Briggs, Guy Ewing
and Arthur Roos, Mrs. Ewing ac
companying them on the piano. The
services were largely attended and
there were many pretty floral offer
ings. The remains were laid to rest
in Oak Knoll cemetery beside those of
Mrs. Townsend, whose maiden name
was Lydia A. Smith, was born at St.
David's, New Brunswick, on April
3, 1830, and she was consequently
over 81 years of age. She was mar
ried on December 15, 1850, at Calais,
Maine, to Joseph H. Townsend, and
in 1868, with her husband, came to
Princeton, where she continued to live
until called to her reward. Her
husband died 15 years ago. She was
the mother of nine children, six of
whom are living, viz., Augustus S.
Townsend, Minneapolis Mary J.
Woodcock, Princeton Fremont
Townsend, Salem, Ore. John
Williston, N. D. George and Fred,
Baldwin, Minn. She also leaves
seven grandchildren and three great
Mrs. Townsend was a very kind
hearted woman and a true christian
who had made an effort throughout
life to live according to the golden
rule. She was an affectionate wife
and.mother and a lady held in high
esteem by all who were favored with
Among those from out of town who
attended the funeral were Mrs. Wey
mouth, Mr. and Mrs. John Wheeler
and Augustus Townsend of Minne
apolis, and John Townsend of Willis
ton, N. D. The two last named are
sons of the deceased.
John Brennan died at his home in
this village on Tuesday morning at
8:15 o'clock from the effects of a fall
on a sidewalk the previous evening
which caused hemorrhage of the brain.
The fall rendered him unconscious
and he remained in that condition
until relieved by death.
Funeral services, at which Rev.
Father Levings officiated, were held
at St. Edward's church this morning
at 10 o'clock and the interment was in
the Catholic cemetery. The obsequies
were largely attended by relatives and
friends of the family and there were
many floral tributes.
John Brennan was born in County
Sligo, Ireland, and came to America
when 16 years of age. On November
26, 1887, he was married at St. Cloud
to Miss Anna Carmody, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Carmody of Blue
Hill, Sherburne county, and thereafter
resided in Minneapolis for about
three years, when he located in
Princeton and made his home here
until his death. Mr. Brennan was at
one time in business in Princeton, but
nine years ago took up railroad con
struction work and followed this oc
cupation in various parts of tbe
country. On November 29 he re
turned from Moose Lake, where he
had been employed for the past year,
and intended returning there. He is
survived by his wife and four chil
dren. The children are Mrs. Joseph
C. Oos, Minneapolis Grayce, John
and Gertrude Brennan. He also
leaves two sisters and one brother,
Mrs. John Barnes of Merriam Park,
Minn. Mrs. Geo. Brew of Superior,
Wis. and Michael Brennan of
John Brennan was a whole-souled
man, a man who at all times made
ample provisionfor his family, and
his taking away is a heavy blow to
the members of his household, with
whom the community sympathizes in
their hour of sorrow.
Relatives from out of town who at
tended the obsequies were Mrs. John
Barnes, Merriam Park Mrs. Rody,
Mrs. Guyette, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Oos,
Minneapolis B. Healy, Bemidji
Mrs. M. L. Carmody, G. A. Hurley,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brennan and Mrs.
S. Brennan and daughter, St. Cloud
Miss Grayce Brennan, Gheen, Minn.
JE. B. Carpenter
E. B. Carpenter died at his home in
Santiago on Saturday, December 9,
at 12 o'clock p. m., the cause of his
death being heart disease. He had
reached the age of 69 years, 16 of
which he had passed in Santiago.
Funeral services were held at the
family residence on Tuesday afternoon
at 1 o'clock and tbe interment was in
the Santiago cemetery.
E. B. Carpenter was born in Michi
gan and came to Minnesota when
about 18 years of age, locating in
Anoka. Later he moved to Sher
burne county and made his home in
Baldwin. From there he went to
Santiago, also in Sherburne county,
and remained until his death. He is
survived by his wife, four sons and
Mr. Carpenter served in the civil
war as a member of the famous First
Minnesota regiment and saw much
active service. He was one of the
unfortunates captured by the rebels
and confined in Andersonville prison,
where for 10 months he suffered the
privations and tortures of that
loathsome place. He was a man who
had many friends and he was held in
high esteem by all who knew him.
"Andy" Connors Dead.
"Andy" Connors, one of the old
time steamboat men, died in a Duluth
hospital on Friday at the age of 88
years. He was one of those rugged
old Minnesota pioneers who despised
dishonest methods and he counted
among his friends such men as Arch
bishop Ireland and James J. Hill. A
newspaper dispatch dated at Duluth
has this to say of him:
In 1855 Connors rowed to Duluth
from Green Bay in a little skiff.
Accompanied by Father Leviex from
Duluth, he went to St. Paul and for
thirty-five years was employed there,
living in what was said to be the first
house erected in St. Paul. It was on
the site of the old capitol. Later he
came to Duluth and had made his
home here. Mr. Connors was steam
boating on tbe old Mississippi when
"Jim" Hill was working on the levee.
He also knew Archbishop Ireland in
the early days and was a warm friend
of the now famous prelate. Mr. Con
nors located the Clough brothers on
a claim in northern Minnesota. One
of the brothers, David, later became
governor of Minnesota. James J.
Hill never forgot his old friend and
frequently when he came to the head
of the lakes looked up "Andy" Con
nors on the docks and visited with
Sherwood Pension Bill Passes House.
The Sherwood service pension bill,
which would add upward of $40,000,000
to the government's annual expendi
tures by granting increased pensions
to civil and Mexican war veterans on
the basis of length of service, was
passed by the house on Tuesday night
despite the determined opposition of
many democratic leaders. Secretary
of the Interior Fisher estimated that
the bill would add $75,000,000 to the
pension roll if the 400,000 veterans
eligible take advantage of the in
crease. The bill now goes to the
The Sherwood bill would establish
the following basis of pensions' For
service for ninety days to six months,
$15 a month from six to nine months,
$20 a month from nine months to one
year, $25 a month more than one
year, $30 a month.
Don't Forget Your Horse at Christmas
For hoilday presents for horses go
to William Neely's harness shop.
He has everything to please you:
Single and double harness, bells,
robes and whips. But the faithful
horse has, of course, no use for a
whiphe detests itand consequently
does not expect his friend, Santa
Glaus, to bring him one. Buy your
horse something that he can com
fortably work in and something to
keep him warm, and he will show his
gratitude when you tell him it is a
present you bought from William
Neely's harness shop for his especial
benefit. Neely keeps the best of
everything for horses and the prices
are right. Call and examine the big
stock before buying elsewhere. William Neely,
Princeton'8 Reliable Harness Man.
Poultry Show at Anoka.
Attention of chicken fanciers is
called to the announcement in another
column of the Anoka Poultry Score
Card show December 27 to January 1,
inclusive. Liberal cash and special
premiums are offered.
Ellenbaum Place Hold.
Nelson King.has purchased the 80-
acre farm in Wyanett known as the A.
VOLUME XXXV. NO. 51
ITS ANNUAL REPORT
Resources Over Liabilities of the nille
Lacs County Agricultural Soci-
ety Aggregates $2,908.
The Sum Expended for Improvements
During the Year ion Reaches
the Total oi $4,134.66.
The annual report of the Mille Lacs
County Agricultural society, read at
the last meeting, shows that the asso
ciation has accomplished much dur
ing the past year, and it is entitled to
considerable credit for its achieve
ments. For improvements to the fair
grounds alonenew buildings, etc.
the sum of $4,134.66 has been paid
out and $401 on the land, which was
acquired from Mrs. Mary Rines.
This leaves a balance of $758 due on
the grounds. There is also due to the
First National bank the sum of $2,150,
which makes the total liabilities
$2,908. The holdings of the associa
tion, however, are conservatively
valued at $5,292.66, which gives a bal
ance of resources over liabilities
amounting to $ 2,384.66. Between now
and December 20 the association ex
pects to receive its annual appropria
tion from the state, which will amount
to something like $1,000. This will
enable the society to further reduce its
indebtedness, bringing it down to less
From time to time further improve
ments will be made at the fair
grounds, as the demand for them ap
pears, and it is safe to say that not
many years will elapse ere Mille Lacs
county will own the best arranged
grounds for agricultural expositions,
races, etc., in the northwest.
The association was fortunate in se
curing officers and directors who took
such an active and energetic interest
in the enhancement of the county fair
men who are deserving of the pub
lic's thanks for the good work which
they have accomplished.
Good Roads Essential Hammer and Winter
As soon as harvest commences
little if anything more is done on
the roads in the way of work until the
next summer. As soon as winter sets
in nothing is done until the snow is
gone in the spring. The greater part
of the hauling is done in the winter
and it would seem as though it was as
much to the interest of the people,
and especially those living in the
farming districts, to have good roads
in the winter as well as the summer.
The cost of maintaining roads in the
winter would not be so very great.
The work would consist in keeping
some bad places open and possibly
putting snow on some bare spots. If
there is a bare spot it is tbe measure
of the load which can be put on for
the rest of the trip. It is the terrific
pulls across the bare spots which take
the life out of the teams. The use of
the drag in leveling down the ridges,
filling up the tracks and packing
down the snow will be as beneficial in
winter as it is in smoothing and pack
ing the road in summer after a rain.
The time will surely come when road
work is done in winter as well as in
summer.Fergus Falls Journal.
825,000 in Rebates
It is estimated that the Pullman
company will have to pay $25,000 in
rebates to the public on over pay
ments for sleeping car service, be
cause of the order of the Illinois
courts in the Pullman cases. The
interstate commerce commission
ordered a reduction in March, 1910,
and the company appealed. That
wouldn't be a marker on the rebates
people could get if they got back the
money for poorer beers than golden
grain belt beers, the best by test.
They make friends everywhere. Se
cure your supply of Sjoblom Bros.,
AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAt.
Dr. Cooney performed surgical op
erations upon the following patients
during the past week:
Henry Kunkel, Princeton, appendi
citis Miss Marie Wiss, town of
Princeton, appendicitis Leslie Hatch
er, Princeton, chronic appendicitis
Herman Thoma, Princeton Halvor
Stinson, town of Princeton. The
right hand of Frank Drescher, who
met with an accident at the Whitney
sawmill, was amputated. All the
patients are doing well.
Mrs. A. P. Jorgenson of Vineland
is being treated at the hospital for
Lucas Slagter of Princeton town
ship, who was at the hospital, for
medical treatment, returned to his
home on Tuesday.
Alphonso Howard, wno has had a
severe attack of typhoid fever, is con
valescent and will probably return
to his home within a week or ten days.
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