"I have been informed that we are
to have a farmers' institute in Prince
ton next month," remarked a farmer
the other day, "and I am glad to hear
it, for it has been my experience that
these institutes are worth a big lot of
money to farmers who do not think
they know it all and are willing to
learn. I have attended the institutes
several times and have put much of
what I have learned at them into
practice. It is no use trying to think
that we farmers can stumble onto
profitable things in the way of farm
ing We may have luck, and I guess
with most of us this is what we might
term it, for there are fewfarmers who
farm from a scientific standpoint. We
can't and are not supposed to for we
have not been educated to do so, but
we can leai what the other fellow is
doing who may know a little more
than we do. This is whati a farmers'
institute amounts to, and I think the
farmers tributary to Princeton will
turn out in good shape at the institute
to be held next month.
C. W. Miller of Vineland, was in
Princeton on Tuesday enroute home
from Illinois where he has been for
some time as his mother was not ex
pected to live. Mr. Miller has resided
in Vineland for the past three years
and has 160 acres which he home
steaded and an 80 that he purchased.
His land is located in section 9, 47-22.
"Up our way we are not farming much
as yet, and there is quite a bit of lum
bering, but in another season the lum
ber business will be about finished, and
the country will begin to look more
like an agricultural section in a short
time. There is considerable stock up
our way and the country is well
adapted to stock raising. I have a
herd of seventeen head and intend to
breed more into the Polled Angus class
of cattle as I think they are easy
keepers and good milkers. The coun
try is well adapted to successful fruit
culture, the location being fine in this
respect. Mr. Miller left for the lake
Hale and Hearty at Eighty-Five.
Samuel Euran, an old gentleman 85
years of age, who lives in Glendorado,
was in town on Monday and called at
the UNION office. Mr. Euran appears
as hale and hearty as most men at 50.
He was an old Vermonter and his
antecedents were French and he comes
of a long-lived family, his mother liv
ing to be 93 years of age. Mr. Euran
moved across into New York state
when eleven years of age and when 37
he wept to Illinois from which place
he moved to Glendorado. He is a
most interesting talker and has a fund
of reminiscences. He was seven years
of age when John Quincy Adams was
elected president. Of all the presi
dents he has great admiration for An
drew Jackson, though Mr. Euran is a
strong Republican and referred to
Populism of the present day in terms of
disgust. "I beta hat with a fellow here
in Princeton at the last presidential
election that Bryan would not be
elected, and I have been looking for
that hat ever since," said the old gen
tleman. '"People live so differently
now than they did when I was a boy.
In the early days baek in New Eng
land we lived on rye Indian bread
which was made of one-third rye flour
and two-thirds corn meal, and it had
great staying qualities. In those days
the girls used to work at the spinning
wheels and make garments both for
summer and winter wear for the whole
family Both the men and women
worked harder than they do now and
lived such a different life they were
much healthier." Mr. Euran started
to school when he was three years of
age but went with some of his older
brothers and sisters. "I attended
school in the winter time only and pot
my education the best I could. I
remember very well of hearing my
grandfather tell of the Revolutionary
war and battles he fought in The old
'Green Mountain boys,' as they used to
call them were great fighters and the
British feared to face them in battle.
Mr. Euran's memory is very clear on
many matters of history, much more
so than that of many of thechildren of
the present generation. His hair is
as white as the driven snow, but his
head is covered with a good growth,
and a white beard covers the lower
portion of his chin and face. He al
ways shaves himself and is perfectly
able to look after himself in his old
age. While in town Mr. Euran went
over to see his old neighbor, Phil.
School Closed in District 3.
Chas. Slater was in from Greenbush
last Saturday and he looked as though
his soul was undisturbed. He said that
matters in his section had reached a
climax by the school board having
closed the school in district No. 2
where vaccination had created so much
disturbance. The board shut down
the learning factory without any warn
ing and the "young idea" in that por
tion of Greenbush is not shooting at
books at the present time, but is out
shouting instead of shooting. Miss
Sellhorn, the teacher nearly had her
breath' taken away by the hasty order
of the board. Mr. Henry, who lived
near the school house, and who was
taken sick with the smallpox, is now
out and about like most of the cases in
that township. Mr. Slater went down
to St. Paul to see Dr.Bracken, secre
tary of the State board of health, and
the town clerk says Bracken at the
mere suggestion of smallpox remarked
that if he had his way he would take
every case of smallpox to the grave
yard and be rid of the whole mess.
Mr. Slater said that the secretary was
in such a state of mind that it seemed
to be a case where "silence is golden"
and he left the office. It looks to a man
up a tree^out in Greenbush like a case
of freeze out and there is no telling
how long the school will be closed.
If the board waits for smallpox to be
wiped out there will be no school the
remainder of the winter and spring
for out in Greenbush they seem to look
upon smallpox as "a good thing, push
The case of smallpox at Sorge's is
near to the school and the school board
is using this as a pretext for closing
the school. A party driving along the
roadway near the school saw a boy out
playing and asked him why the school
was closed, to which the lad replied
that they had smallpox in the country
and had ordered all the children vac
cinated and he guessed there was go
ing to be a law suit and the school was
The Earning: Capacity of Farm Lands.
The quality of an investment de
pends on its present and prospective
earning capacity, be that investment
live stock, railway stock, industrial
stock, lands or notes. The earning
capacity of farming land is something
not to be counted apart from the per
sonality of the owner. It has in it
interesting possibilities limited only
by the limit of the ability of the owner
to make it earn. This is in itself an
attractive feature to the ambitious
When farm land will in the poorest
crop years make a living for the owner,
and in most fortunate years yield from
$20 to $200 per acre as instanced many
times in the news colums of this paper,
the demand for good farm lands is ex
plained. Certainty of a living with
the possibility of a competency is the
investment offer par excellence. It
surpasses the most glittering specula
tive offer that carries with it a possi
bility of total loss.Commercial West.
MUle Lacs Lake Land Case.
The Orton-Fenley-Robbins land office
case is to again be aired in the various
tribunals in the interior department.
The case has been to the secretary of
the interior on two different occasions,
and the final decision gave Bert Orton
40 acres and George H. Fenley 80 acres
at Mille Lacs lake, in Mille Lacs
county, and cut David H. Robbins,
another claimant, off without an acre.
Now Mr. Robbins has made an appli
cation to the St. Cloud land office for a
rehearing in the matter as between
himself and Fenley, claiming a right
to the 80 acres of land, notwithstand
ing the decision of the secretary. The
local officials rejected the application
and an appeal has been taken to the
commissioner of the federal land office
The land which Mr. Robbins seeks
to get possession of is located on the
west half of the northwest quarter of
section 32, town 43, range 27 and is
covered with pine timber.St. Cloud
Last Thursday a car loaded with po
tatoes and belonging to Best & Co.
caught fire just as the freight was pull
ing out and there was a lively time to
save the car and the potatoes. The
train was backed up and the car was
stopped at the water tank. A few holes
were brotcen in the roof of the car and
the water was turned on which soon
extinguished the fire. No particular
damage was done to the car and not
many of the potatoes were damaged.
Many of the sacks were burned off the
potatoes which had to be transferred
to another car. It was a fortunate
thing that the fire was discovered be
fore the train got away from the sta
tion as it probably would have burned
up had the fire broke out when the
train got under good headway. On
Saturday morning a Sante Fee refrig
erator car loaded with potatoes caught
fire from the stove between four and
five o'clock. A negro lad was sleeping
in the car at the time and when he
was awakened by the fire he crawled
out and started up town for a lantern,
giving no alarm ofany kind. A boarder
at the Princeton hotel happened to see
the car was afire and raised the alarm.
Several parties went over and put the
fire out, but not before a hole was
burned through the car floor. A few
potatoes were spoiled.
Justice Chadbourn has rendered an
opinion in the case of Hatcher vs. the
Great Northern Railroad company
which was heard last week, and'has
allowed plaintiff $20 and costs. The
case will be appealed to the district
court by the railroad company. Mr.
Cormany has two other cases against
the same company for alleged loss from
the fire of Oct. 24 and 25. One is where
E. O. Fletcher sues for $160 for loss of
hay and wood, and the other is brought
by Olaf Olander for $270 for loss of hay
and also a barn. These cases will be
brought in the district court.
Church Topics && sts
A Sunday and Weekday
The Dorcas society met with Mrs.
Tarbox yesterday afternoon.
Topics for next Sunday"Christians
Should Rejoice. Religion Not Gloomy,
or Sad but Bright and Pleasant."
Evening, "The Adaptation of Chris
tianity to the Wants of Man."
The Ladies' Aid society met with
Mrs. Ed Claggett yesterday afternoon.
The young people will meet with
Miss Helen Patterson next Friday
The pulpit themes for next Sunday
are as follows: Morning, "Completing
Abraham Lincoln's Work evening,
"Give and It Shall Be Given Thee."
Lenten regulations for the archdio
cese of St. Paul have been issued by
Archbishop John Ireland, who says:
"In this year of grace, 1902, the twelfth
of February will be Ash Wednesday,
the first day of Lent. All the faithful,
unlesss legitimately excused or dis
pensed, are bound in conscience, under
the penalty of grevious sin, to observe
the Lenten regulations. Days of fast
and abstinence falling outside the Len
ten season in 1902 are the Ember days
and the Vigils of holy days. The Em
ber days will be Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday, May 21, 23, 24: Wednes
day, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17,19,
20 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 17, 19, 20. The Vigils will be:
The Vigil of Pentecost, May 17 that of
the Assumption, Aug. 14 that of All
Saints, Oct. 31 and that of Christmas
eve, Dec. 24. All Fridays are of course
days of abstinence."
Just received a nice new line of beau
tiful rugs. Come and see them.
F. L. LUDDEN.
Last evening the L. A. S. held a
Lincoln meeting at which members of
the G. A. R. were present and an in
teresting Lincoln program was given,
after which the ladies served an oyster
supper in the rooms adjoining and the
old soldiers went on a foraging expedi
tion for oysters in a most devouring
It is said that a Minnesota preacher
announced that he would deliyer a ser
mon on "Hell," and who would be
there. Before the week was out he
received letters from two editors, three
hotel men, two barbers, six bankers
and eighteen lawyers threatening to
sue him for slander if he dared to men
tion them in bis sermon.Ex.
The case of John Scheur vs. Gust
Ploog, was heard before Justice Chad
bourn yesterday afternoon and con
tinued one week. Plaintiff brings suit
for $50 for 5,000 feet of lumber, which
he says defendent took from Frazier's
mill in the town of Milo, on the 31st
day of last December. C. A. Dickey
appears for plaintiff, and M. L. Cor
many for defendant.
They are having trouble up in
Milaca over an assignation house, blind
pig and all-round hell hole. Mayor
Bryson had the keeper of the place
arrested and the case was brought be
fore Justice Norcross. A motion was
made for a change of venue to the town
justice and Norcross dismissed the
case. It is said that the joint keeper
will be arrested again and the case
brought down to Princeton for trial.
Horses and Cattle.
The E. Mark Live Stock Co. has a
lot of stock which will be sold at very
reasonable terms to farmers. Come
and look over, the yards and barns full
of horses, cattle and live stock of all
kinds. About the first of March we
shall have a lot of good farm mares
and work horses, the best loj^ever in
Princeton, and advise all to wait be
fore buying and see what we can offer
you. E. MARK LIVE STOCK CO.
Last Friday Banker Petterson was
summoned to his house by a telephone
message which stated that his automo
bile had got a hot box and was in
danger of burning up. Swan hastened
home and found that the machine had
caught fire from a lamp inside which
had been placed there to keep the tank
from freezing up. The fire had worked
its way up through the seat and had
ignited the cushion which was burning
in good shape. The fire was quickly
extinguished, and the damage to the
auto was only nominal. Swan is think
ing some of keeping the thing in a hot
house in the future.
The public reading room of the Y.
W. C. T. U. on the third floor of the
Odd Fellows' building was opened to
the public last Tuesday night by a
"book shower," and many who at
tended brought along a book or some
old magazines, etc. which will afford
good reading matter for the tables in
the new reading room. The young
ladies served cake and lemonade to all
present. Quite a good many attended
and a very pleasant social evening was
enjoyed. The reading room if con
ducted properly will prove a good
thing for the young people of Prince
ton, and many oi the older ones for
that matter. It will be a fine place to
drop in for a quiet rest and a little"
jTflLtTRSDAT, IFEBJtUARY 13," 1902.
W MONEY to loan on improved
Selling rugs this week. Get one
while they last at LUDDEN'S.
FOR SALE.Fifty head of milch
cows and calves or will trade for
young stock or dry cows.
5-tf E. MARK LIVE STOCK CO.
Moquette and Smyrna rugsthey are
handsome and very cheap. See them
at LUDDEN'S STORE.
FOR SALE. One span of good
mules. Terms, little cash down and
pay some time. E. GRANT,
The Dehorner. Baldwin P. O
Sherburne Co., Minn.
Solberg Bros, have opened a black
smith and wagon shop opposite B.
Soule's planing mill and are prepared
to do all kinds of blacksmithing and
wagon work. Horse shoeing and
plough work a specialty. Satisfaction
Who has got improved farm to trade
for stock of shoes, invoice $2,500 in
Iowa town also good house and three
lots jn same town worth $1,500 want
Mille Lacs county farm. Who has got
improved farm to trade for nice house
in Minneapolis worth $3,500 and one
L. J. CHADBOURNE.
417 Phoenix Bldg., Minneapolis.
One pair of horses, weighing about
1,200, set double harness and wagon,
$150 cash. Also all my stock, farm
implements and household goods. One
pony, harness and cart cheap for cash.
Call on or address me at once. Just
south of A. N. Holm, Green Lake.
9-3t JOHN FINK,
P. O. Princeton, Minn.
Three teams of Minnesota horses,
young and all right, on che old J. O.
Anderson farm miles east of Santi
ago store. Horses weigh from 1,300 to
1,600 each. Call at above farm or ad
dress P. J. MCGUIRE, 6-4t
Route No. 1, Princeton, Minn.
To whom it may concern:
Take notice that my wife, Martha
Bockoyen, has left my bed and board
without sufficient cause or provocation,
and that I shall hereafter pay no debts
by her contracted.
Dated at Princeton, Minn., this 10th
day of February, 1902.
9-3t LEONARD J. BOCKOVEN.
On Tuesday evening of last week W.
B. Coons was married to Ida M. Hatch
of Princeton, at the residence of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J.
Applegate, Rev. Gratz performing
Tubular Well Contractor
AMOealer jjj fljjjjg jj^
AH kinds of Pumps, Wells and Wind Mills
repaired Anything in the well line promptly
attended to Charges reasonable Satisfaction
guaranteed PRINCETON, MINN
PROF. H. LEMONTREE,
Will be in Princeton at the Commercial Hotel,
for two days only, Friday and Saturday,
February 21 and 22.
Parties troubled with failing vision, such as
nearsightedness, cross-eyes, cataract, astigma
tism, blurring vision, and headache resulting
from improper vision, should not fail to call
and see him
Eyes examined free.
All glasses fitted by him that do not prove
satisfactory can be exchanged free
Attached to all through
Burlington Route trains
on any railroad in the
country. Heated by
steam. A porter is in
Toilet and smoking
rooms. No extra charge
ASK YOUR HOME AGENT
TO MAKE YOUR TICKET
READuBY THIS LINE.
8 TAINMENT. A Case o!
BEER ffll Prove a Splendid Tonk for
the Tired Housewife*Suppled by
Agents Everywhere, or THEO.
HAMM BREWING CO, St Paul
Under the Uuspices of...
WALLACE T. RINES POST, NO. 142
To be given at.
JESMER'S OPERA HOUSE
Tuesday Evening, Feb. 18th
Aside from local talent attractions on the program which has
been engaged lor the coming entertainment, the committee has
Major R. H. Hendershot,
The Original Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock, and his
son, the most wonderful drummer and filer in America,
To furnish the audience with music and solos that our citizens have
never before heard brought out of a drum and fife. The playing is
wonderful and everyone should see and hear them. Major Hender-
shot enlisted in the U. S. army as a drummer boy in the Ninth
Michigan Infantry, at Detroit, Mich., in 1861, before he was twelve
years of age. He and his son have a world-wide reputation as
being the most wonderful drummer and fifer in America, and those
who have heard the major's imitation of a battle, and his imitation
and explanation of an engine say that those two pieces alone are
worth more than the admission to the entertainment. In his imi-
tation of a battle the major introduces the picket firing, the attack,
the rattle of musketry, the roar of cannon, the bursting of shell,
and the charge. This imitation of a battle is so real that the old
soldiers in the audience who have had experience in battle, will rise
to their feet and scream as if they had been ordered to charge again.
The major uses the Horace Greeley drum in playing this piece.
Major Hendershot has some of thefinest credentials ever given
to a soldier from the greatest men of America, viz.: Abraham
Lincoln, Gen. U. S. Grant, Gen. A. E. Burnside, Gen. John A.
Logan, Gen. F. E. Spinner, James A. Garfield, Oliver P. Morton,
Horace Greeley, and many others.
A Spirited and Patriotic Entertainment.
You Should Not Miss It.
The committee guarantees our citizens the grandest treat of
the season. Be sure and come.
Admission 25 cents. Children 15 cents.
The shop where the best sleds
are made that money can buy.
And also the best Horse-shoeing done.
PETERSON & NELSON,
E. HAR LIVE STOC COnPANY
tAT PRINCETON ON THE FIRST SATURDAY
OF EACH MONTH.
Fifty Good Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand.
Private Sales Daily.
Time Given on Approved Paper.
I E. MARK, Auctioneer.
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You'll find \t every
where. Ask for
lit by name
The price is ri^ht.
So is the quality.
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