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Misses Florence and Nellie Johnson
Presented With Diplomas at
Excellent Program Rendered and Rev.
E. B. Service Delivers an Able
On Tuesday e\ening the 1912
giaduation exercises of the North
western Hospital Training School
for Nurses were held in the Congre
gational church, and at that time
Misses Florence and Nellie Johnson
were presented vv ith their diplomas.
The church was very tastefully
and appropriately decorated for the
occasion with floral arches, and
flowering plants in bronze jardi
nieres. At the back of the platform
appeared, in golden letters, the name
of the hospital and the figures 1912.
The ladies who arranged the decora
tions could scarcely have produced a
more delightful effect. Dr. and Mrs.
Cooney had made ev ery arrangement
for the comfort of the audience by
having installed a laige electric fan
at each vv indovv of the church, and
in consequence no one suffered from
the effects of the heat.
The e\ening's programananged
bj Mrs. Coonejcommenced with a
selection by the Princeton orchestra
which was admirablj lendered, and
this was followed by an imocation
offered bj Rev. Sen ice. Mrs. B.
Soule then gave a verj pretty selec
tion on the pipe oigan and Miss Mar
garet I. King recited
Close. bj John Greenleaf VShittier.
Miss King is a good elocutionist and
xendeied her recitation in a manner
which was appreciated. ''Danube
Waves," bj the Princeton orchestra,
the next number, and Rev. Ser-
vice followed with the commence
ment address. His subject was
''The Robed Messengers of the
Sick," and he handled it in an ad
mirable manner. Among other
things he said
'This is a glad hour of destinj to
these queenh nurses. The science
ot medicine, the realm ot surgerj,
the healing a't, is the greatest path
wav men and women have ever trod
den in the ~phvsical world. The
world todav, amid its pain and
suffenng, would go down with
broken hearts without these tender
hands of ministry. You have chosen
a noble calling in life. Discourage
ments maj throng jour pathway.
The thoughtless maj charge jou
with neglect of dutv, but with our
untiring ambition and noble pur
pose jou shall win and reach the
summit of well-earned success.
'During the late ci\ il war a nurse
went to the battlefield with her
blankets and coffee pot. An officer
came along and asked her, 'Bj
whose authority are you here?' She
paid no attention to him and again
he said, 'Bv whose authority are jou
here?' Still she did not answer, and
a third time he put the question.
Then, setting her blankets and
coffee upon the ground, she went up
to the horse's head and, shaking her
fist in the officer's face, she said:
the authority of the Lord God
Almighty. Have jou anything that
ranks higher than that?' The world
today bows in admiration at the
figure clad in blue and whitea
messenger of mercj and love.
"You will meet with temptation
in the height of our achievements.
Some one to whom jou have minis
tered or some one far away will offer
you the hand of matrimony, but be
slow to leave the fe\ensh brow of
the sick. Remember duty demands hardworking class
it. Some one you may rescue, some
one vou may save.
'As citizens and friends, we are
proud of your noble life of service
and also our worth of character in
our midst. Be proud in the highest
sense ourselves. You have been
schooled, trained and disciplined by
one of the best surgeons in the state.
As citizens we fully appreciate the
work of the Northwestern hospital,
its physician and noble staff of
nurses. Your skill and care has
sa\ed fiom death many of our dear
est friends. It is true some have
slipped awav from us who did not
come under .your care in time to ar
rest disease. But they live in
memory greeen. No individuals live
to themselves It is best we live for
others. Your calling is a good one.
You cannot regiet it It is true
that fatigue and wean maiches of
anxiety await you, but this will
quicken your intellectual pace and
stead\ jour nerve for greater
triumphs. Noble women of your
own profession beckon you onward.
A Florence Nightingale is worthy of
"Do you remember with what
silent awe jou gazed upon those
wonderful senior nurses with their
wise looks and rnysterious, silent
manners? Do j-ou remember your
first night watch, jour first daj's on
the surgical floors and in the operat
ing room? -Yesterday, yesterday, all
of it, and yet here jou are at the
end of two j-ears and ready to leave
"Are jou ready to go? Are jrou
glad to go? Are we glad to take
your hands for the last time? Yes
and no to all these questions. We
trust you are as ready to go as two
years of instruction and experience
can make you ready. We are
responsible, and we are to blame if
you are not, for it is recorded in my
memory that you have been an
earnest, faithful, painstaking and
We hope Vou are
both glad and sorry to leave
Glad to take up j'our life work
which you have struggled so earnest
ly to prepare yourselves, and yet
down in our heart we should be dis
appointed if there lingered no regret
at severing the ties that have
us together for these two years.
Are we glad to bid you good bye?
We are glad for you that jou have* so
safely and triumphantly finished
jour course with us, which has re
quired on your part so much pains
taking, hard work and serious
thought: glad and proud to know
that even though you go out into the
world from this date jou are still
and ever will be ours: yet sorry to
break the tie, for we shall miss you
long and sorelj.
a MU U1
asS long as
your imitation, wending her way at
night o\er the battlefield to care for
the dying. She has made for you a
great epoch in the world's history,
patient and loving in her calling.
"The study of the human body is
the master science of the wrorld.
One of the greatest surgeons, way
back in the long ago, said the skele
ton of a human body proved the
existence and divinity of God. The
discovery of the circulation of the
blood by Dr. Harvey was a wonder
ful disco\ery, but the feats in sur
gerj today astonish the world. This losing sight of the absolute necessity-
age of occult
is an age of occul science, genius
and progress. The use of anesthet
ics is trulj a messenger from the
sky. By the use of stovaine the
patient may witness the operation of
the surgeon without pain or suffer
ing. Some time after the discovery
ot chloioform a patient reviving
from its effects asked, "Oh, Dear
Doctor, has the operation begun?'
The surgeon smiled as he replied, 'I
have just taken off one leg do you
want the other taken off?'
In any profession or calling of life
care and close attention will bring
you to the dawning of the morning.
Your calling is sacred. Character
onlj will raise you to the throne of
womanhood and place the crown
upon jour brow. The scripture
saith, 'He that is faithful in that
which is least will be faithful in
that which is most.' Little things
are little things, but faithfulness in
little things is something great.
"Dare to do right, dare to be true.
You have a work, nurses, that no
one else can do.
Do it bravelj, kindlj and well,
Angels will hasten the story to tell."
Mrs. B. P. Taj lor followed Mr.
Sen ice with a vocal solo rendered in
her usual excellent style, and re
sponded to an encore with another
pretty selection. She was accom
panied bj Mrs. B. Soule on the
piano and bj Miss Jojce Petterson
and Severt Petterson on the violin
and cello. Dr. Cooney then made an
able address to the graduates and
presented them with their diplomas.
The doctor, said:
"Young ladies of the ninth gradu
ating class of the Northwestern
Hospital Training School for Nurses:
Life is a strange storya weird
and unexplainable dream. So swift
in its flight, so slow in anticipation,
so near and jet so far in all our
thoughts. I make no manner of
doubt that one or both of ou hesi
tated and doubted the wisdom of
entering the nurse profession because
of the long two jears of preparation
which jou must give out of jour
lhes, but where have thej gone?
Was it yesterday or the day before
that you wrote out that first appli
cation for admission into this
school? Was it last night or this
morning that you donned our first
cap and gown at the close of the
The position into which jou step
tonight is a somewhat exalted one as
j^ou never for one
tain it, and no longer. It is not
entailed inheritance but one to re
tain and guard which will be almost
as long and as hard a struggle as was
asi ,^v 0 i+
its first acquirement. Any nurse or
graduate from any school of learning
who thinks her work finished is
bound to meet an awakening.
"A few of the -many items for
thought and care may be briefly
mentioned and commented upon:
The nurse of today must study care
fully and with, serious thought to
make herself personally most desir
able and attractive. Every woman
wishes to be attractiv e, but the pro
fessional nurse, who takes up the
serious side of life, is in danger of
of the cultivation of this artfor art
it surely is. Gracious and dignified
manners, becomingness in dress, the
most rigid adherence to the laws of
presonal cleanliness, a knowledge of
the small amenities of modern so
ciety. These do not sound like
matters of interest to the woman
who has deliberately elected to spend
her life over the beds of the sick and
djing, but just the same they are
necessary and important, and, com
ponent parts that must contribute to
her success. It is exceedingly im
portant that the nurse should be
honest, and all through her pro
fessional life must hold herself to
the strict standard of faithfulness
and trustworthiness toward the
physician and the patient and the
household where duty calls, her, and
strict honesty of thought and pur
pose will carry her through many a
dangerous shoal. The nurse must
be studious, for miich can be learned
and relearned from books, but every
phase of her dailj life, every case
under her care, e\ery household of
which she becomes a member, should
be the subject of serious thought and
attention to further hei adv ancement
in the profession of which she forms
In entering upon jour profession
al life it is also highly important
that jou do so with a well-con
sidered financial plan for jour fu
ture. You cannot afford to be care
less with jour bread-earned money
and ou cannot .afford to invest it
unwisely, ghing its ultimate bene
fits to those who never earned it.
In short, j-ou cannot afford to be
anything but strict business. You
will notr^always earn monej, and
some day maj need what is now
passing through jour hands with
little thought. So I exhort you for
your own sakes, and for jour future
interest and happiness, to so order
j-our affairs that you may reap in
the end a maximum benefit from a
minimum expenditure: and again, I
would repeat what I said to other
classes: Be exceedingly careful con
cerning the choice of jour intimate
friends and a home. Much of your
standing in the community will de
pend upon jour home surroundings,
and jou will jourselves be much
benefited and refreshed and saved
from professionalism if, when off
duty, jou can find jourselves even
for a short time a member of a
genteel christian home. Cultivate
as much as possible the habit of
church attendance. You cannot
afford to miss the strength it will
bring j*ou or the good which it will
do jou. 'Manj other councils come to my
mind as I stand before j-ou, remem
bering, as I do, that we are now at
the parting of our ways, but I fore
bear: j-ou are not children and will
make jour way, and no one knows it
better than jrour
never xor one
moment forget, but it is A ours onlv extensive practice, embracing, as it
deserve it and main
ladies of today's graduat-
ing class: Our work and our words
are ended. You stand before us an
honored and honorable class of whom
we are both fond and proud, and we
thank j-ou for your help and all you
have done for us. In presenting
j-ou the diploma of this school we
are confident that you will reflect
nothing but credit upon us, and
we trust that, in assuming the
duties of your profession without our
watch and care,r you will find
PRINCETON, MILLE LAC8 COUNT!, JUfajfESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1912.
bound emergencies by the training which
you have received, and that in
nothing will you be found lacking,
and we pray that success, prosperity
and happiness may go with you to
A selection, "Kaiser Frederick,"
by the orchestra and benediction by
Rev. Service concluded the program
and the Misses Johnson then re
ceived the congratulations of the
The applause which every number
on the program elicited testified to
the excellence of the renditions
The Northwestern hospital' is a
splendiidn institution its traininsg
school for nurses is equally as good
hundreds of surgicfl cases
the young woman
an who a the hospital a wide
experience. Consequently, at the
close of her two years' term, she is
well fitted to go into the world and
make a good living.
Former Stenographer for Mcnillan &
Stanley Married to Ray J.
Kaliher of Blue Hill.
Wedding Ceremony is Performed by
Rev. Father Willenbrisk in
St. Cloud Cathedral.
Atphe cathedral in St. Cloud, on
Thuifday, June 20, Miss Jennie
Abb||it daughter of Mrs. T. J. Ab
bott ^of Foreston, was married to
Rayf. Kaliher, son of John Kaliher
of Bftie Hill. The officiating priest
was father Willenbrink, secretary to
Bishlp Trobee, and the bride's at- al
.tendlrrts were Miss Margaret Atbot
and Miss Rachael Townsend, while
oomsman was Claire Kaliher.
J. Abbott was also in atten
at the ceremony. The bride
a white embroidery and lace
dresiand the bridesmaids gowns of
tan sflk voile.
The young people returned upon
the same day to the home of the
bride's mother, where a reception
was held and wedding supper served.
Many guests were present to con
gratulate the jroung
people and wish
theia godspeed. The presents re
ceived by Mr. and Mrs. Kaliher were
numerous and beautiful. After a
short bridal tour the jroung
will be at home in Blue Hill town
ship, where the groom has a farm.
For more than two years the bride
was a resident of Princeton, where
she filled with great credit the posi
tionjof stenographer in the offices of
McMillan & Stanley. She is not
an accomplished stenographer
but a young lady possessing an
amiability of disposition which en
deared her to all who made her ac
quaintance. There are no dark days
with Jenniethe sun shines all the
timeand Ray will find that he has
secured a jewel of greater worth than
those which adorn the crowns of
Mr. Kaliher, the groom, is a
Wor|hy young man, industrious and
persevering, whose character is un
The Union heartily congratulates
Mr. and Mrs. Kaliher and hopes that
they may emoj to the fullest extent
Celebrate Tin Wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Claire A. Caiev cele
brated their tin wedding last Thurs
daj evening and the members of the
Anmversarj club, with one or two
exceptions, were there to participate
in the festiv ities. That it was a tin
wedding was clearlj apparent from
the presents which were forced upon
Mr. and Mrs. Calejthe house was
full of all sorts and conditions of tin
ware and a goodly pile was stacked
up outside the kitchen door. We
saj "conditions" advisedlj, for Doc
McRae and Heine Plaas disfigured a
dishpan or two bj using them for
The supper was sened on tin
plates and the lemonade in tin cups,
while the piece de resistancea big
roast turkejreposed on a tin platter
made especially for the occasion.
Although everything was served on
or in tin, it tasted just as good as if
the dinner service had been gold
plated, say the boys, and there were
some veritable epicures present.
There was a feast of plenty followed
by a flow of soul and games of cards.
During the celebration Doc McRae
silpped out into the night and
organized a charivari party*, which
proceeded to the back of the house,
seized tin pans and kettles and
created a pandemonium which
brought the party to the door en
masse. There the serenaders de
manded mopey and Claire was com
pelled to pass over a couple of dollars
before they would disperse. And
they would have carried off the tin
ware had it not been for Heine
Plaas, who, with the aid of a club
and German epithets, persuaded
them to drop it. When they re
turned to the house Doc McRae was
found sitting in an easy chair pre
tending to be asleep. The occasion
was one round of fun and frolic, as
are all celebrations where the Anni
versary club is present.
Tom Allison Runs Amuck.
Tom Allison of Milaca, Jerry Bes
ser of Bird Island, and a number of
landseekers whom Tom was taking
to the lake countrj', while making a
50-mile-an-hour cilp in his big motor
car a short distance south of town on
Tuesday afternoon, met disaster.
The machine struck a stump and the
air was immediately filled with
whirling humanity. Tom alighted
on the back of his head, Jerry on his wrought great damage and entailed
nasal protuberance, and the prospec-1 heavy expense on the town boards in-
tive land buyers on their feet. All
were more or less jarred by the re
sults of the collision, but it was not
found necessary to take either of
them to the Northwestern hospital.
The boys were compelled to hoof it
to Princeton in a temperature esti
mated by Tom to be 140 Fahrenheit,
and when they arrived they were a
sorry looking bunch. Bill Cordiner,
the most skillful auto doctor in this
part of the country, was notified,
and he sent one of his experts, Joe
Crompton, to the scene of the
disaster with a team of horses and a
draj'. There Joe found that the
front axle of the machine *had been
buckled and the foreward wheels
consequently put out of commission,
and that the car had sustained sever
other injuries. The auto was
dragged into town and placed in
Cordiner's garage, and when it
emerges from the hospital it will
be thoroughly restored.
Tom and his passengers may thank
their stars that they were not sum
marily dispatched to that place
where chauffeurs are said to be em
ployed shoveling gasoilne.
The fiifteenth republican national
convention, at the end of a long and
tumultuous session, on Saturday
night nominated William H. Taft
for president of the United States.
Taft received 561 of the votes of a
total of 1,078, or 21 more than a
majority. The nominating speech
was made bj Warren G. Harding of
Ohio. When it became absoluteh
certain that Mr. Taft would be
nominated without much difficulty
the leaders in control of the conven
tion decided to give him as a run
ning mate his companion on the
ticket of 1908James S. Sherman.
Sherman polled 597 votes for vice
persident. Borah 21, Merriam 20,
Hadley 14. Beveridge 2, Gillette 1,
Absent 71. Present but not voting,
Nearly.350 Roosevelt delegates de
clined to take part in the balloting
for president or vice president and
upon adjournment hastened awaj to
Orcnesrta hall and nominated
Theodore Roosevelt for president on
an independent ticket.
Democratic National Convention.
Despite the earnest protests of
William J. Bryan, Alton B. Parker
was elected temporary chairman of
the democratic national conv ention
Parker received 579 votes, Brjan 506
Ollie James of Kentuckv will be
permanent chairman. He is a pro
Up until last evening no business
of importance was transacted bj the
Champ Clark seems to be the favo
rite. Wilson is considered out of the
running. I may be Clark or it may
be Brjan. It is anybody's fight.
La Follette has been to Baltimore
and conferred with Brj-an.
If a reactionarj democrat is nomi
nated it is freely predicted that a
third party will be formed under the
leadership of La Follette arid Brvan.
The New Gun Club.
The Princeton Gun club, organized
a week or so ago, now has a member
ship of over 20 and applications from
persons desirous of joining are being
received by the secretary daily. The
officers are: Dr. McRae, president
Ira G. Stanley, secretary, W. H.
Ferrell, treasurer, and the member
ship fee is $3. Traps of the latest
make have been purchased and the
boys are doing some good shooting.
Practice every Thursday at 6:30 p.
m. Last week Joe Craig made the
best score24 out of a possible, 25,
but Joe Mossman and Tom Kaliher
claim they are the crack shots of the
club. Joe'made 2 out of a possible
25 and Tom 3.
A Close Call for Joe.
Little Joe Armitage had a narrow
escape from serious injury or death
last Friday afternoon. He had
started across Oak street, south of
his home, then suddenly wheeled
around and ran right in front of W.
S. Foster's automobile. Mr. Foster
brought the machine to a standstill
in almost a moment's time, but not
before Joe had been knocked down
and thrown under the auto. Joe
was dragged from under the machine
and found to have suffered no serious
injury. Mr. Foster was not to blame
in the matter. Joe, who is only
four years old, is one of the brightest
and best-liked boys in Princeton, and
his legion of friends rejoice that he
Improve the Roads* Now.*
Considerable work has been done
on the roads in this vicinity already
this season. The storm in May
VOLUME XXXTI. NO. 27
making necessary repairs to roads
and bridges, but the good work must
go on. The crying need of the hour
is better roads. We sincerely hope
the village of Princeton will do its
share in improving the approaches to
town. If means are available that
stretch of road between the East
Branch bridge and the Coates' hill
should be turnpiked and graveled,
and that part of the Greenbush road
within the village limits should also
receive some attention.
A Jolly Anoka Party.
A jolly party from Anoka, consist
ing of Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman
and Ed. Coleman and Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur A. Caswell, came up in Mr.
Coleman's auto and spent Tuesday
with Princeton friends who were
delighted to entertain them. Mr.
Caswell was for several years editor
of the Union and is serving his
fourth term as auditor of Anoka
county. He is recognized as one of
the best county auditors in the state.
Mr. Coleman is president of the
First National bank of Anoka and
superintendent of the insane hospital
at that place, and Mr. Ed. Coleman
fills an important position in the
To Close on July Fourth.
We, the undersigned, hereby agree
to keep our places of business closed
all day on July 4, 1912: A. E. Allen
& Co., O. B. Newton, C. Nelson,
E. Nelson & Co., Evens Hardware
Co., Orton & Kaliher, Caley Hard
ware Co., Mcllhargey Hardware Co.,
J. C. Herdliska, Princeton Roller
Mill Co., Peterson & Nelson, J. H.
Reichard. L. C. Hummel, A. S.
Mark, J. H. Hoffman, Wm. Neely,
F. C. Foltz, H. M. Avery, W. C.
Miller, L. E. Svarrj, A. C. Smith,
J. M. Johnson, E. C. Earley & Co.,
M. E. Jesmer, S. Long, M. A. Bel
sem, Peter Moeger, Anna Sadley,
Geo. C. Newton, Carl Ness, O B.
A number of friends and neighbors
on Sundaj surprised Mrs. Wheeler
Veal by calling at her home to spend
the day and cheer her. The visitors
were W. J. Applegate, wife and
family: Wm. Veal, wife and family
Asa Ecclebarger, wife and family
Samuel Farrington, Mrs. P. P. Far
rington, Mrs. Maria Kierce and
Richard Grant. A very enjoyable
time was passed.
Change of Foley Bank Owners.
There has been a change in the
ownership and management of the
state bank at Folej, 'George E.
Hanscom and Jas. J. Ponsford,
cashier and president, having dis
posed of their interests to Gus J.
Pareut, Lawrence Weisniewski and
L. E. Fonquette. The new owners
are all well known residents of Ben
Fourth of July Celebration.
A big celebration will be held at
LaVelle's hall, Blue Hill, on July 4.
A ball game, horse races and foot
races will be among the sports on
the adjacent grounds. Dancing in
the hall day and night. Best of
music. Fine picnic grounds. Every
body invited to come and enjoy the
No Such Fear Haunted Dan.
According to press dispatches our
own Senator Gunn seemed in an
awful hurry to get away from the
special session of the legislature be
fore it got through. What was his
hurry? Did he fear he might get a
chance to vote on reapportionment?
Cass Lake Times.
Enthusiastic for Lee.
William E. Lee is fitted both by
nature and by experience for the
position of governor of Minnesota
Mr. Lee has served the state in
numerous public capacities, and has
filled each position creditably. He
will make a good governor.Sauk
AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL.
Mrs. Esler of Ogilvie underwent a
surgical operation on Fridajr
noon and is now convalescent.
William Mirick is at the hospital
for medical treatment.
Ralph Lundell, aged 16 years, son
of Chas. Lundell of Carmody, was
brought to the hopital yesterday
morning in a dying condition. He
had been ill with appendicitis since
Sunday, but the nature of the
disease was not understood bj' the
boy's parents, and therefore they did
not procure medical assistance in
time. The boy died j'esterday after
A daughter was born at the hospi
tal to Mr. and Mrs. George Gerth of
Princeton township on Saturday