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The Princeton union. [volume] (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, September 19, 1901, Image 1

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Established 1892
Incorporated 1897
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Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in the
village Exchange
Paid Up Capital
Does a General Banking Business.
jjr Collecting and Farm and j
2 Insurance. Village Loans. 5
I Railroad Lands
Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at 9 7
Low Prices and on Easv Terms, for sale by
The Great Northern and jp
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies. 2?
For Maps, Prices, and any other information, W
write to
(ff Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
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Fifty Good Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand.
Private Sales Daily.
Time Qiven on Approved Paper.
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
Q. A. EATON, Cashier.
"J J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager,
E. MARK, Auctioneer.
ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour
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Foley Bean Lumber
Manufacturers and
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com
plete Stock of Building Material.
BKinmeiit Roar, Ground Feed, EIG.
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms fl.00 per Year. PfilNCETON,MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 19tfl.
I have just received
a large consignment
of Crockery, both plain
and decorated, which
is being sold at re
markably low prices.
The decorated ware
comprises several
choice patterns and is
being sold almost as
cheap as the plain.
Come in and see it.
We will be glad to
show it to you.
Job N. Berg.j
Princeton, Minn,
I would I ike,to talk
to you about your
Fall Suit
or Overcoat.
Call and get prices and see
what I can do for you.
Sam J. Frying,
83P" Next dooi to Keith &. Rmes office
I am ready to
take orders for
Fall Suits
and Overcoats.
5 Come in and see the
goods and get prices.
Upstairs over W Pierson store
CPFC Examinations
IULL and Advice, i
1 Dr. G. F. Walker!
Teeth.,, Plates
Gold and
Porcelain Crowns.
Teeth extracted without pain by
use of Vitalized Air. t.
Call and have your teeth ex
amined free of charge. Appoint
ments may be made by telephone
call 55.
In Princeton
1s to 20th I S
Office in Chapman Building.
In Cambridge
21 to 28th,
of each
Office over
I Gouldberg & Anderson's store, i
William McKinley, twenty-fifth pres
ident of the United States, died at 2:15
o'clock Saturday morning- from the ef
fects of an assassin's bullet.
The death of President McKinley
came in the small hours of the morn
ing under circumstances of peculiar
wierdness. For hours he had lain un
consciously with all hope of his survi
val abandoned. As early as six o'clock
Fridaj night the doctors had pronounc
ed him a dying man, and soon thereaf
ter the rigors of approaching deatu be-
The End Comes Early Saturday Morning and the
President Peacefully Passes into the
Presence of His Maker.
He Died As He Lived, Great But Gentle, and With
An Abiding Faith in Him Who Doeth
All Things Well.
Beautiful and Touching Incidents of his Death==
The Nation in MourningVice Pres
ident Roosevelt Sworn In.
Copyright, 1900, by Charles A. Gray.
"Jt Is God's Way. His dl Be Done, Not Ours."
gan to creep upon him. It was seen
that the end was near at hand and
those nearest and dearest to the strick
en president were summoned forv
"Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness and
peace to all our neighbors and lihe blessings to all the peoples and powers of the earth."
Last Public Utterance of President McKinley
offices of the last farewell.
The president came out of a stupor
about 7 o'clock and while his mind was
partially clear there occurred the last
endearments, the last submission of the
sufferer to the will of the Almighty,
the last murmured expressions from his
dying lips, and the last goodbyes. In
this interval of consciousness Mrs. Mc
Kinley was brought into the death
chamber. The president had asked to
see her. She came and sat beside him,
held his hand, and heard from him his
last words of encouragement and com
fort Then she was led away and not
again during his living hours did she
see him.
The president himseit fully realized
that his hour had come, and his mind
turned to his Maker. He whispered
feebly: "Nearer, My God, to Thee,"
the words of the hymn always dear to
his heart, Then in faint accents he
murmured: "Goodby, all, goodby. It
is God's way. His will be done, not
Grouped about the bedside in his last
moment, were the only brother of the
president, Abner McKinley, and histo
wife, Miss Helen McKinley and Mrs.
Sarah Duncan, sisters of the president:
Miss Mary Barber, niece Miss Sarah
Duncan, niece Lieutenant James P.
McKinley, William M. Duncan and
John Barber, nephews P. M. Osborne,
a cousin Secretary George B. Cortel
you, Charles G. Dawes, controller of
the currency Colonel Webb C. Hayes
and Colonel William C. Brown. With
these directly and indirectly connected
with the family were those others who
had kept ceaseless vigilthe white
garbed nurses and the uniformed ma
rine hospital attendants. In the ad
joining room were Doctors Charles
McBurnej, Eugene Wasdin, Roswell
Park, Cbarles G. Stockton and Herman
The president's death was caused by
gangrene, an autopsy revealing the
fact that the wounds showed pronounc-
Last Words ot President McKinley
ed traces of gangrenous condition. It
is thought by some that the bullets the
assassin used were poisoned.
Brief funeral services were held at
the Milburn house Sunday morning,
after which the body was borne out to
the waiting 'cortege on the brawny
shoulders of eight sailors and soldiers
of the republic. The cortege passed
through solid walls of living humanity,
bareheaded and grief stricken, to the
city hall, where the body lay in state
Sunday afternoon. There a remark
able demonstration occurred, which
proved how close the president was to
the hearts of the people. Arrange
ments had been made to allow the pub
lic to view the body from the time it
arrived, at about 1:30 o'clock until 5
o'clock, and the throngs of people who
were eager to get a last look at the
preaident was so dense that they were
wedged into the streets for blocks.
Monday morning the body was taken
to the station by a military escort, and
at 8:30 the funeral train, consisting of
seven cars, started for Washington
over the Pennsylvania railroad. Mrs.
McKinley, President Roosevelt, the
cabinet and relatives and friends of the
dead president, accompanied the re
mains. Some very beautiful tributes
the memory of the murdered presi
dent were given along the route of the
funeral train which reached Washing
ton at 9 o'clock Monday night where
the remains were carried under the es
cort of a squadron of United States
cavalry to the executive mansion,
where they, remained until" 9 o'clock
Tuesday morning.^"
The account of the fuperal at the
capitol and the journey of the funeral
train to Canton will be found on page
8 of this issue.
Roosevelt Sworn In.
When it became known that the
president was dying, Vice-President
Roosevelt, who was at Mount Marcy,
in the Adarondack mountains on a
hunting trip, wrs notified and started
at once for Buffalo, reaching there
Saturday, at 1:40 p. m., and he took
the oath of office the same day, and be
came at once president of the United
Before taking the oath, Colonel
Roosevelt drove to the Milburn house
on a visit of condolence to Mrs. Mc
Kinley. He then returned to the Wil
cox house, where he met the five mem
bers of the cabinet present in the city,
and a number of other people of promi
nence. Secretary Root, as ranking
member of the cabinet, said:
Mr. Vice-PresidentI am requested
by all the members of the cabinet who
are present in Buffalo, including all
but two of the cabinet, to request that
for reasons of weight affecting the ad
ministration of the government, you
proceed without delay to take the oath
of office of president of the United
Colonel Roosevelt, in a rather strain
ed voice, but clearly and with grave
decision of manner, said briefly:
Mr. SecretaryI shall take the oath
in accordance with the request of the
members of the cabinet, and in this
hour o deep distress and national be
reavement, I wish to state that it shall
be my concern to continue absolutely
unbroken the policy of President Mc
Kinley for the peace, prosperity and
the honor of our beloved country.
Judge Hazel, of the United States
district court, w-ho had been selected
for that purpose, then proceeded to ad
minister the constitutional oath. As
the repetition of the oath was conclud
ed Theodore Roosevelt became, by this
simple act, vested with full power as
president o'f the United States of
The Sad News in Princeton Memorial
Services in Memory of the Dead Presi
The news of the president's death on
Saturday morning cast a gloom over
the entire community. The alarming
bulletins the day previous foreshadow
ed the president's death, but the sad
news was hard to realize. Plugs were
placed at half-mast thoughout the vil
lage. On Sunday evening memorial
services were held in the Congrega
tional church. Dr. Tarbox, Prof.
White and Mr. Wright made remarks
on the life, character and official acts
of the president.
At the high school Monday Prof.
White spoke to the school children on
the useful and beautiful life of Presi
dent McKinley.
This evening a citizens' memorial
service will be held at the Methodist
church, and a suitable program is being
The proclamation of President Roose
velt and Gov. VanSant designates this
day (Thursday) as a day of mourning,
which it will be in the truest sense of
the word, throughout the country.
Here in Princeton the public schools
are closed by action of the school
board and the merchants closed their
places of business from 12 to 2 o'clock.
By order of the council the saloons re
mained closed from 12 to 5 p. m. The
postoffice remained closed from 9
a. m. to 6 p. m. At the court house
the officials draped a large portrait of
McKinley in mourning and hung it
o\er the main entrance. The offices
were cldsed in the afternoon.
O Ship of State.
The beautiful words of the poet Long
fellow on the "Building of the Ship"
are so timely and suggest so much
faith in the perpetuity of American in
stitutions that we can all read the fol
lowing stanza with renewed interest at
this time:
Thou, too sail on, O Ship of State'
Sail on O Union, strong and great'
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years
Is hanging breathless on thy fate'
We know what master laid thy keel
What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel,
Who made each mast, and sail, and rope,
What anvils rang, what hammers beat,
In what a forge and what a heat
Were shaped the anchors of thy hope'
Fear not each sudden round and shock
Tis of the wave and not the rock
'Tis but the flapping of the sail
And not a rent made by the gale
In spite of rockand tempest's roar,
In spire of false lights on the shore
Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea'
Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee,
Our faith triumphant o'er our fears
Are all with theeare all with thee
Wm. Parrington, son of Philander
Parrington, was taken to the institute
for the blind at Faribault this week,
where he will take up studies in that
institution. The Farrington boy was
stricken with blindness a few years
ago. His retired one night and on
awakening the next morning he found
himself totally blind.

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