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its mirden. Wagons and crated bug
gies galore were lifted by pullies to the
upper deck, monster cases of bacon,
hogsheads of molasses, sacks of flour
and feed, everything imaginable, it
seemed, that is manufactured pr con
sumed, came to swell the cargo. The
"roustabouts," many of them brutal
looking fellows (it would seem that
there was little in their lives to make
them otherwise) "dog-trotted'' back
and forth with their dreadful loads to
the' tune of "Git out o' yer, yer ole
grampa!" "Up yer, yer, ole nigger,
what yer fraid of? Fraid ur breakin'
yer ole neck? Ah wish you would!"
etc., etc. Even these poor wretches,
though, found food for a grim sort of
diverson. One of them carrying a coffin
inquired what should be done "with
the overcoat 'Another found a stolen
moment in which to decorate a barrel's
head with a caricature club-hand and
an evidently unfinished word composed
of the letters "DA"' issuing from his
mouth. It did not need more to iden
tify the picture as that of the man who
had driven them so mercilessly. That
night's work presented a study of what
is at this moment the "greatest of prob
lems" and there were many such before
the journey's end We sat out to watch
the last of the loading, the "paying off''
and the boat's leave-taking, and in con
sequence were aroused Sunday morning
by the chambermaid's call, "Dey's all
eatin', yuh'il git lef'" I was out, how
ever, in season to enjoy the following
menu, prepared, as will be seen, with
special reference to the appetite of the
party hailing from the "North Star"
Missouri Ground Hog,
Kansas City Bakon,
Fork Stew and Sweet Potatoes,
"Fried Potatoes,
Queen Fritters
Rocky Ford Kantelopes
Korn Kakes a la Huse
We were rather solicitous as to the
"ground hog," which proved to be, as
the reader has doubtless surmised, sau
sage: the "jambolaya" is a mixture of
ham and rice, and the remainder needs
no interpreting.
It was raining gently and very cool,
but we braved the outer air, as we have
not failed to do since starting. Mr.
Maxwell contributed greatly to the en
tertainment of all with his ready wit
and exhaustless store of information,
gleaned through many years of voyag
ing up and down the big river. It was
interesting to note the changes, as he
pointed them out in the river's course.
In many cases the original channel is
entirely lost, the "made" land being
covered with a dense growth of sturdy
young willows, and towns whfch were
once upon the river's brink have now
^mariy acres between them and the
The water was extremely shallow
and the soundings became more and
more frequent. It was amusing to list
en to the results of the measurements
given in a musical, sing-song and re
peated to the pilot from the upper deck
in the same tone as if by an echo:
"Quarter le&s twain, (10i ft.) "Two
and one-quarter." (13i ft.) "Mark
twain," (2 ft etc. It was these calls,
by the way, that suggested to Mark
Twain, when serving as pilot on these
boats of the lower river, his nom de
Towns were few and far between,
but landings frequent, high and dan
gerous, from the low water. The land
ing-stage fell far short of the summit,
and it was thrilling, to say the least,
to watch the deck hands struggling up
and down the perpendicular banks,
carrying heavy casks, boxes and the
like, with no more foothold than that
afforded by the slippery, crumbling
At Wittenberg, Mo which is the
center of the great melon district, many
little negro boys, with huge "water
millions" in their arms, presented the
first typical picture of the southern
darkey in his greatest felicity. Just
across from Wittenburg is the "Devil's
Bake-oven," a deep hole in the face of
the rock that, certainly, might be an
"oven further down we passed the
"Devil's Tea-table," and later an is
land and a "chain" (small, rocky
islands extending across the river) all
ascribed to the possession of "his Sa
tanic Majesty." (Was there any sig
nificance in the fact of its being Sunday
when we were passing through this
region?) "Tower-Rock," a circular
island of rock around which the water
t.wirls and dashes with a recoil some
times sufficient to send it to the oppo
site shore, was another interesting
point. Cape Girardeau, the great col
lege town of Missouri, was passed
during the day and soon after night
fall we steamed into the mouth of the
Ohio river to Cairo, 111., where several
passengers left us
The day had not seemed, certainly,
much like the traditional Sabbath, but
who knows, after all, what lessons it
may have had for us? Monday's scen
ery was much like that of the previous
day, wooded lands with the "little, old
log-cabin" oft' in evidence, and occas
ionally a house with roomy porches and
shaded grounds, such as we are disposed
to picture as belonging to the true
southern home. One of the points of
interest was "Island No. Ten" of civil
war fame, or rather what is left of it,
which is little more than a tiny mound.
You who have already taken this
river trip will grasp the first opportu
nity to enjoy a second to others I
would say, that if you wish a restful
vacation trip, replete with beautiful
scenery, amusing diversions and a
study of life in all conditions, board the
"Quincy" one of these fine days when
she is scheduled to connect with
the "Georgia Lee," and follow the
river, at least to Memphis, from which
point, I doubt not, you will take the
train to Huntsville, where "all good
people go." MARY S. HUSE.
Making Butter on the FarmCare of the
The greater portion of Northeast
Minnesota is not represented by cream
eries at present, and until the time
comes when conditions will warrant
their establishment in each locality,
the making of butter on the farm will
be an important industry. As the
margin of profit in sale of butter is
small, a few cents more on the selling
price means much to the farmer. First
class butter commands better prices
than poor butter, when once customers
are found who know they can depend
on a good article. In many cases the
farmer can deal directly with the con
sumer, and in any case, a reputation
for producing good butter once estab
lished, is easily maintained, and will
usually add several cents to the price
received. The reason that cremery
butter brings uniformly better prices
than dairy butter, is that the product
of its creameries can be depended on
as uniformly good, while that of the
farmer cannot. Home-made butter can
be and often is as good, but not always,
and this uncertainty lowers the general
price. Hence the importance of estab
lishing an individual reputation for a
good grade of butter. Good butter is
not the result of chance, but of method.
Cleanliness is the first consideration.
If the barn cannot be kept free from vile
odors, the milk should at least be re
moved from it as soon as possible, and
strained. In a herd of ten or more
At New Madrid, in the region of the
great earthquake of 1812, some ef us
went ashore and "towered" the town,
under the protection of our good stew
ard. We were introduced to "Mr.
Gold," and henceforth hailed from the
Klondike, where we had "picked up cream in the skim milk by this method
gold in the streets," etc. Near Reel- and the cream will keep longer sweet!
ford, a landing some little distance be- Where the cream is raised in cans, the'
low here, a large lake was formed by cooler the milk can be.kept the more
the earthquake, and this they are now
seeking to drain, thus adding many
acres of tillable land to State of Ten
nessee. At Caruthville, Mo., we again water willjbe found the most generally
went ashore, walked through the prin
cipal streets, passed the jail where a
prisoner, hearing our voices, came to the bulk of cooling water may be many
the window and thrusting a light out
through the bars, showed a face that it
was difficult to believe belonged to a
man guilty of murder, though for such
he was to stand trial listened to a cho
rus of katy-dids that would put to
shame our "pied-frogs' orchestra," and
returned to our boat, leaving behind
forever, perhaps, the little town we
had "spoken in passing." Tuesday
morning we were due in Memphis, but
the frequent sandbars we encountered
and the many landings for the unload
ing of freight had delayed us so that
we were about eleven hours behind. It
continued so delightfully cool, how
ever, and the larder of the "Georgia
Lee" seemed still so plentifully stocked
with tempting viands, that we rather
congratulated ourselves upon the pros
pect of another day's sail. Many times
the boat drew in shore, each landing
place, seemingly, more difficult of ac
cess than the last. At one point some
of the hands had to be stationed at the
top of the bank to draw the others up
with their loads. At another place the
door of the little farm warehouse was
bolted so securely that it could not be
opened and all that had been carried
up the steep declevity was "toated"
back again.
Fort Pillow, were Gen. Forrest fig
ured so conspicuously, was pointed out
to us and we could see traces of the
fortifications there. One of the "funny"
things of the day was the sudden exit
of a fisherman, caused by the waves in
our wake. He was sitting on a rock so
intent upon his worK that he scarcely
deigned to glance in our direction.
The waters churned up by our wheel,
however, moved swiftly and silently
toward him until they dashed against
the rock, fairly deluging him with
their spray, even as he beat a hasty
retreat. At Pecan Point, Ark., a clus
ter of snow-white buildings, forming
quite a village, with a little church in
their midst, belonging, we were told to
one man by the name of Friend, and we
afterward had the pleasure of meet
ing Mr. Friend himself, and found him
well nameda whole-souled southern
gentleman, whose genial face and cor
dial hand-clasp proclaimed him as one
whose doors are always kept with the
latch-string out. At 6 p. m. the white
customhouse of Memphis appeared to
\iew and our Mississippi river trip was
at an endhad fitted itself into the
pleasant "memory-corner" of our life.
It was with a tinge of regret that we
said good-bye to Mr. Maxwell, Capt.
Fitzgerald and others of the boat's
officials, as well as many fellow-passen
gers who had grown, in our daily com
panionship, to seem like near friends
"ships that pass in the night, and speak
each other in passing."
cows, a cream separator, if one can
afford the original cost, which will be
rather high, is a great advantage.
The cream is at once removed from the
milk, which is warm and sweet to feed
the calves. There is almost no loss of
rapid and complete will be the separa
tion of the cream. In the summer
deep cans that may be set in a tank of
useful method. The tank should be as
large as reasonably possible, so that
times greater than that of the milk to
be cooled. Patent double cans to be
stuffed with cracked ice, ingenious de
vices for watering milk and other short
cuts for rafting cream, may usually be
condemned without trial. If the cream
is kept cool and in a place free from
odors, especially if it is obtained from
the fresh milk by a separator, five to
seven days may elapse between churn
ings. The warm cream from the sep
arator should not be added to the rest
until it has been cooled to the same
If the cream has been kept perfectly
sweet, it should be soured sufficiently
before cleansing to impart an acid or
nutty flavor. This improves the flavor
of the butter and renders the separa
tion of the butter fat more complete,
besides reducing the time of churning.
To sour the cream, it should be heated
to a temperature of 70 degs. for 24
hours. It may sometimes be necessary,
in cool weather to add a small quantity
of sour milk at the time of heating.
This starter should be from milk
freshly soured and free from bad odors.
The tarty-Rising Fallacy.
The old saying, "early to bed and
early to rise, when applied to modern
ways of living, has its drawbacks. For
example, people who make it a rule
always to get up at 6 o'clock are not
able always to get to bed early, conse
quently their rule simply makes them
lose sleep. Early rising is not neces
sarily a good thing. Every person
stfould determine the amount of sleep
he requires and then should be sure to
get it, early or late. If you want to
sleep well drink "Golden Grain Belt"
beer for it quiets the nerves and re
lieves the brain. Have a case in your
home. Order of your dealer or be
supplied by Henry Veidt, Princeton.
George W. Martin, who for several
years has been the trusted business
manager for Foley Bros., at Foley, has
resigned his position and will at once
go to Duluth where he will engage
the tie business with his brother,
Thomas. Mr. Martin is a hard worker
a gentleman whom it is a pleasure to
meet and one who is always thoroughly
alive to the interests of his employers.
He will be greatly missed in the com
munity where he has so zealously
worked for these many years. The
growth and prosperity of Foley is in no
small measure the result of his pro
gressive efforts. Mr. Martin will be
succeeded by Joseph Dickenson, who
for some months past has had charge
of the books. He is a capable young
man and will doubtless acquit himself
creditably.St. Cloud Journal-Press.
Try the Boston coffees if you like the
best, at LUDDEN'S.
Astounded the Editor.
Editor S. A. Brown, of Bennettsville,
S. was once immensely surprised.
"Through long suffering from dyspep-
sia," he writes, "my wife was greatly
run down. She had no strength or
vigor and suffered great distress from
her stomach, but she tried Electric
Bitters, which helped her at one, and
after using four bottles she is entirely
well, can eat anything. It's a grand
tonic, and its gentle laxative qualities
are splendid for torpid liver." For in
digestion, loss of appetite, stomach and
liver troubles, it's a positive, guaran
teed cure. Only 50c at C. A. Jack's.
feT MONEY to loan on improved
farms. M. S. RUTHERFORD,
Princeton, Minn.
Boston coffee,
right from the Hub,
I have some bargains in residence
lots. Will sell for cash or on time.
20-23 L. S. BRIGGS.
For goodnes sake eat Regan's bread
get it at LUDDEN'S.
To Whom it May Concern: This is
to give notice that I have this day
given my sons, H. J. Harrington and
E. F. Harrington, their time, and will
hereafter claim none of the wages of
their earning or be responsible for
debts contracted by them.
Princeton, Minn., Aug. 14,1901.
Best assortment of carpets, at
Sir Knight W. S. Schley's Name
Cheered to the Echo, Both on the
Streets and in the HallLittle Busi-
ness Transacted on the First Day
and Visitors Occupy Themselves
With Excursions.
Louisville, Aug 28 It is estimated
that 300,000 people witnessed the
arade of the Knights Templar which
jarked the formal opening of the
28th triennial conclave of the grand
encampment of that order Thirty
thousand Sir Knights in full uniform
were in line, forming an imposing
spectacle. The march started at 9:40
a m. and was finished at 1.30
after covering a distance of four
The crack commanderies from Chi
cago. Pittsburg ahM San Francisco at
tracted special attention by their mag
nificent appearance Columbia com
mandery No 2 of Washington, D. C.
came in for much applause all along
the route, as Sir Knight Winfield Scott
Schley is a member of it and had been
expected to march with his comrades
Although he was absent every point
in the course when the Washington
men appeared the crowd took up the
cry '"Schley, Schley, Hurrah for
Schley." Later, when the formal wel
come to the Knights was extended
by Judge Barker of Louisville, acting
for Governor Beckham, and ex-Con
gressman W C. P. Breckinridge, the
mention of his name eliciTed applause
so enthusiastic that boffi speakers
were compelled to stop several min
Colonel Breckinridge delivered the
chief address at this function Grand
Master Lloyd responded briefly The
key to the city was presented to him
by Maor Weaver. It was so late when
the programme was completed that
there was little time for the actual
business of the grand encampment
Grand Recorder Mayor discovered
tihat there was a auorum present
spread the fact on record, and a recess
tiil morning was taken
Excursions on the river and other
diversions occupied the \i tors-.
Fifty-two Nome Attorneys Petition for
the Judge's Removal.
San Francisco, Aug. 28A petition
signed by 52 members of the Nome
bar, addressed to President McKin
ley, asking for the Temoval of Judge
Arthur H. Noyes of the United States
district court of Alaska, has arrived
Dudley Vose, the Nome attorney
who is serving a six months' sentence
in the Alameda county jail for con
tempt of court in connection with a
Cape Nome case, has filed a petition
in the United States circuit court
asking for a rehearing
ft \i, \il
til ti
Genuine New
Mining Craze in the
Richmond Country.
New Richmond, Wis., Aug 28A
genuine mining craze has broken out
in this town, fallowing on the heels
of the Oakes'gold discovery south of
town S. Huntmmgson, who lives
on a farm two and a half miles -west,
has found silver, samples of which
have assayed from $60 a ton down to
$34.80 and $16 80 Indications of gold
and copper were also found, but the
rock was only tested for silver The
mineral was found in a quartz forma
tion under the limestone rock at a
depth of about 50 feet William Will
lams, who owns land south of the
Oakes farm, is preparing to prospect
on an extensive scale for gold
The Bethlehem Steel Company
Under His Control.
Philadelphia, Aug. 28.The Beth
lehem Steel company, which also in
cludes the Bethlehem Iron company,'
bas passed into the hands of Charles
Schwab. A check for $4,032,000
was deposited with the Girard Trust
company by Drexel & Co. in payment
of 168,000 shares of Bethlehem Steel
stock. The total number of shares in
the company is 300^000. Immediately
after the receipt of the check anew
board of directors and new officers
were elected.
New Steamer Launched on the Mis
souri at Bismarck.
Bismarck, N. D., Aug 28.The
steamer General Washburn, to be run
on the Missouri river in connection
with the Bismarck, Washburn and
Great Falls road, was successfully
launched here, and as soon as its
machinery is installed will make a
trip to Washburn, where she begins
work Sept. 10. Captain Gould, for
merly in command of the government
steamer, will be in charge of the new
craft. Machias Will Go to Boca Del Toro.
Colon, Colombia, Aug 28Isthmian
affairs continue quiet. The United
States gunboat Machias probably will
go to Boca Del Toro at the end of the
xv eek if favorable news for the govern
ment is not received from that point.
It is expected that the French cruiser
Suchct will sail in a few days.
Fate of Eleven Doubtful.
Loudon, Aug. 28.Five of 10 miners
entombed at the Donibristle colliery
in Perthshire were rescued, when the
sides of the mine again collapsed, en
tombing two of the rescuers. These,
with a rescue party of four who have
failed to return, make 11 in all whose
fate is still doubtful.
t- i
What a Tale it Tells.
If that mirror of yours shows a
wretched, sallow complexion, a jaun
diced look, moth patches and blotches
on the skin, it's liver trouble "but Dr.
King's New Life Pills regulate the
liver, purify the blood, give clear skin,
rosy cheeks, rich complexion. Only
25c at C. A. Jack's drug store.
BEER Will Prove a Splendid Tonic for
the Tired HousewifeSupplied by
Afienb Everywhere, or THEO.
"The Lady
of Lynn"
1 Sir Waiter Besant.
This charming serial will soon appear in the columns of
the Union. It is probably the author's masterpiece. The
nefarious villain has a deep-laid plot by which he gets pos
session of the heroine's fortune, but through the efforts of
her humble lover and hearty friends a competency is saved
from the wreck. This story alone is well worth the price of
subscription. It will be followed by others equally inter
If you are not a subscriber of the UNION you should be.
Send in your dollar and get this story, with all the county
news. If your neighbor borrows your paper tell him we are
waiting for his dollar too.
R. C. DUNN, Publisher.
Of course you tire going. To insure a comfortable
journey, see that your ticket between St. Paul and
Chicago reads via Burlington Route. Lowest Rates.
Ask Your Home Agent for Tickets via This Line.
Nels Berg, of Isba Harbor, reports
that haying is nearly finished and a
large amount of hay of an excellent
quality has been secured. One thou
sand tons have been harvested in the
town of Isle Harbor alone, and much
more would have been secured had
wages been lower. The owners are
improving their meadows y.ear by year
and will soon have the best hay mead
ows in northern Minnesota.
value to you,
money in the pocke?
of the roaster.
Has built up a splendid business
and earned an enviable reputation
by handling only dependable

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