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\l CHATS I A WITH FARMERS Abel Peterson is one of the farmers near Princeton who is a regular patron of the creamery here. He lives about three miles from town, on section nine, and has an 80-acre farm which he pur chased in the fall of 1893, and is grad ually making' himself a good farm of the land as nature left it. He has been breaking seven or eight acres of land on which he will plant fodder corn. Mr. Peterson will not plant much small grain this year and will devote a good deal of his land that is under cultiva tion to corn and potatoes. He will also raise a few onions. Mr. Peterson says that in his vicinity potatoes for some reason or another were a poor crop last year, and there were many places where they failed co come up at all. This year he proposes to try only two or three acres. Gus Thoma who belongs to tbecol ony of successful farmers in the vicin ity of Germany, does not intend to let the potato craze run away with him. He has a farm of eighty acres and pro poses to pin his faith to a varied sys tem of agriculture. He will devote most of his land this season to wheat, oats and corn, but will raise a few po tatoes, and will try four acres of Early Ohios. W. H. Thompson and his neighbor Alex. Belair were at the creamery Monday morning with their regular supply of milk. Mr. Thompson is at present milking eight cows. He re ports his cows as doing well in milk yield but says he sees to it that they are fed plenty of good succulent and nutritious food, which alone goes a long ways toward making a cow a good milker. Pedigree alone will never suffice. Good feed and good treatment is an awful lot in the handling of a cow. Mr. Belair who hails from Can ada, the land of expert stockmen and good beef feeders and butter makers, thought farmers in the west did not pay enough attention to this phase of the stock business. The cow is pretty much what the farmer mages her, in a large sense at least Mr. Belair is milking eight cows at the present time. He is an all-round farmer and believes in getting everything possible out of the soil. He will plant about five acres of potatoes, two of which he will plant to Early Ohios. CLIMATE AND CROP BULLETIN. Weather and Crop Conditions in Minne sota for the Week Ending April 28. The weather most of the week was too cool for the satisfactory germina tion of late seeded grain, and the growth of the earlier seeded. It was so cold on the morning of the 23rd that the-ground iu northern counties was frozen hard, and there were frosts else where on the 2-lth. On the 22nd there were rains and snow from Marshall county southward to the Minnesota valley, the snow in Marshal, Polk and Norman counties being reported from 8 to 15 inches in depth, and remaining on the ground in places till the 25th. On the same date in the south and southwest there were light scattered showers, with gales of wind which caused se\ere dust storms, and injury to some seeded fields. In the southern two-thirds of the State there was a general and abundant r,ain on the 25th, lasting over into the 26th in southeast ern counties. This rain was^accom panied by high winds which had de structive force in some southwestern counties on the evening of the 25th snow fell with the rain for a time. Work in the Red River valley has been seriously hindered by the stormy weather, except in Kittson county, where the wheat is about three-fourths seeded. In the southern two-thirds of the State preparations are being made for flax seeding and corn planting, and some flax is already in the ground. Potato planting is going on in a small way. Clover, where reported, is said to have come through the winter in good condition. The rain of the 25th was of inestimable value to all that large part of the State previously suf fering from drought, furnishing suffic ient moisture for the seeded grain, and packing the dry loose soil so that there will now be no danger from high winds. The early sown grains are coming up, though growth before the rains was almost at a standstill. Warm weather would cause a very rapid growth of all vegetation. Strawberries. The principal object striven for by growers of strawberries in Minnesota, is a late ripening of the crop, which will bring them upon the market after berries havo become scarce. In this respect northern Minnesota presents a. distinct advantage. The main crop of strawberries on the experiment farm has always been picked after the 4th of July, and as late as the 10th or 12th. With most farmers the desire is sim ply to grow a small bed for the family use. With proper methods, this may be done with very little labor. Straw berries to succeed need moisture and fertility. They do best on fairly moist soil not too easily dried out. It is best to manure the bed heavily and plow the previous fall, to guard against drought. Plants should always be procured and set early in spring, and allowed to grow a year before pro ducing a crop. By far the cheapest and most satisfactory method of laying out the bed is to plant in rows ftfiir feet apart, setting the plants two feet apart'in row. This takes 5,500 plants per acre. The runners are then al lowed to grow and root, and the space between the rows may be cultivated with a horse. This forms a matted row of plants by fail under good con ditions. After the ground is frozen the bed is covered with two or three inches of straw or litter clean of weed seeds. This is left on as long as possi ble the next spring, removing it in time to prevent stunting the growth of the plants. This holds back the crop, thus avoiding danger of frost destroy ing the blossoms, and getting later berries. It is very important to let the mulch raked from the plants lie between the rows as it both keeps down weeds and preserves the soil moisture, which the crop demands at the time of ripening. Many good varieties of strawberries have imperfect flowers, lacking the stamens or pollen. These are called imperfect or pistillate kinds, and if planted, must be near perfect flower ing varieties. The latter can be planted alone and of late the perfect flowering kinds are more largely used. Of those tried with success at the ex periment farm are Bederwood, Lovett, Splendid, Clyde, Ridgeway and the pistillate Haverland, Warfield and Crescent. HERMAN H. CHAPMAN. Wahlund Was Wroth. Isanti county has gone on record with a trial in justice court that lasted eighteen hours. The case was one where Albert Dahlstrom had been ar rested for entering a school house in the town of Spring Lake on a certain Sunday when the Rev. G. Wahlund was holding religious services, and it was claimed that Dahlstrom created a disturbance in the meeting. Defend ant has been holding meetings through out the county and distributing liter ature that was not conducive to the peace and prosperity of the Lutheran church. Rev. Wahlund was answer ing some of the statements that Dahl strom had been making when the de fendant entered the school house and wanted to argue the matter. Wah lund insisted it was not the time nor place for such proceedings, and the two men exchanged some questionable greetings which resulted in the arrest of Dahlstrom the disturber. He was first brought before a justice at Cam bridge and the case was dismissed, but Dahlstrom was not to be let down so easy and he was summoned to appear before Justice Ledin at Spring Lake. A change of venue was taken to Jus tice Hammergren's court at the same place and here is where the question was fought to a finish, the result being that Dahlstrom was found guilty and fined $5 and costs. It is now said that Dahlstrom gives the red whiskered minister from Spring Lake a wide berth and does not disturb him when he snores. In Justice Court. Prank White, county attorney of Sherburne county, was up last Satur day to represent John Thornquist, de fendant in the action brought by T. H. Caley for restitution of the premises at present occupied by defendant as a saloon. The case was heard before Justice Chadbourne. Thornquist had leased the premises for a term of one year with the privilege of a renewal of lease for an additional term of two years from the first day of February of last year. At the expiration of the year's lease no arrangements were made for a renewal of the lease and it was claimed that defendant was after that time merely a tenant at will. Mr. Caley served notice on Thornquist on the eleventh day of last February that he wished to have posses sion of the premises on the first day of April, but defendant refused to vacate and it is claimed by the defendant's counsel that under the terms of the le*ase the notice was noc properly given. Justice Chadbourne found for the plaintiff. The case will be. ap pealed. Mr. White drove up from Elk River Tuesday to make out the neces sary bonds, etc. Colorado Gold Mines. Crestone is the youngest of Colorado gold camps. Active development has been in progress in the camp for only about two years, but within that brief period the value of the district as a permanent producer of gold ore has been proved beyond the dream of avarice. One mine, the Independent, has already been developed to a point where the annual output of gold ore amounts to over one-half million dol lars. But better than a gold mine is good health, attained and preserved by drinking "Golden Grain Belt" beer, brewed from pure barley malt and hops. It is delicious and nourishing. Order of your nearest dealer or be sup plied by Henry Veidt, Princeton. P. A. Robideau has sold his residence and will shortly with his family re move to Sand Point, Idaho, where he will be employed by the Ellersicks in their new mill at that place. The resj idence was purchased by a Mr. Moody from Hewitt.Park Rapids Clipper. Church Topics sts A. A A Sunday and Weekday Announcements. Committees from the Methodist and Congregational churches have been ap pointed to make all the necessary ar rangements for the evangelistic meet ings to be held here in Princeton early in June. The personnel 'of the com mittees is as follows: MethodistW. H. Townsend, I. E. Burgan, A. Z. Nor ton, Milton Farnham, Bradley Taylor and Walter McFarland. Congrega- tionalProf. White, Peter Hedin, G. K. Carlson, G. A. Eaton and F. L. Ludden. METHODIST. The Ladies' Aid society will meet next Wednesday with Mrs. Phoebe Soule. The Ladies' Aid society of the Greenbush church met yesterday with Mrs. Margaret Scott. Miss Gretel A. Lowe will give read ings at the Greenbush church next Wednesday evening. There will be quarterly meeting of the Greenbush circuit at Santiago next Sunday afternoon at S o'clock. The pulpit themes for next Sunday are: Morning, "Comfort From an Old Dream evening, "Evolution or Re generation." CONGREGATIONAL. The Womans' Missionary society meets this aftetnoon at the parsonage at 4 p. M. The subject is "A. M. A. Work Among the Mountain Whites." Topics for next Sunday: Morning, "Peter's Grand Testimony." In the evening the Christian Endeavor and Junior societies will hold a union meet ing. The pastor will deliver a short sermon on "A Lad Who Lived Long Ago." There will be special music. Everybody is invited to the service. SERMON ON ODD FELLOWSHIP. Anniversary Sermon Last Sunday Night at the Congregational Church by Rev. Moxie. The eighty-third anniversary of the founding of the I. O. O. F. in this coun try was observed last Sunday by a special service at the Congregational church in the evening which was at tended by quite a number of Odd Fel lows and Rebekahs. Rev. Moxie de livered a special sermon for the occa sion, his theme being "Applied Chris tianity." His text was from Romans 13:10, "Love worketh no ill to his neighbor therefore love is the fulfill ing of the law." The pastor spoke of the antiquity of fraternal orders, and described their growth and development through the ages. As the tiny rivulets coursing down the mountains make the mighty stream and the little acorn makes the majestic oak, so Odd Fellowship and the spirit of fraternalism has grown to be a mighty factor in the social world. It was in the year 1819'that five men in the city of Baltimore met and organ ized the first lodge of Odd Fellows in America. They were men of God, men of character and men of principle. To-day there are over a million of Odd Fellows and a quarter of a million of Rebekahs. During the eighty-three years of the existence of the order nearly $100,000,000 has been expended. "Odd Fellowship aims to secure such an application of the spirit and princi ples of the christian religion as will befriend the stranger, relieve the dis tresses of the unfortunate, comfort the needy, alleviate the sorrows of the af flicted, provide for the destitute widow and provide for and educate the help less orphans." Rev. Moxie spoke of the three great characteristics of the orderbenevo lence, charity and love. Because of the fact that the churches had failed to sow deep the seeds of benevolence the human promptings of the heart of man had taken benevolence up as a common watchword. "The charity of Odd Fellowship is that which treads the secret paths that lead to human want and wretchedness. It is a charity which no labor can weary, no ingratitude can discourage. It is a charity that toils, forgives and suffers." With charity is linked the spirit of "mercy show" which is one of the strong pillars of true fraternity. With its parctice of benevolence, char ity and love Odd Fellowship gives grand examples of applied Christianity. "Love is the mother of devotion. Under the inspiration of it we view creation as one vast temple in which all things seem to worship God. Love reveals itself in benevolence and sacri ficial living. It goes about doing good. It feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, comforts the afflicted, instructs the ignorant, protects the weak, and to exalt truth and righteousness it will defy any opposition, confront any peril, and meekly and joyfully endure any suffering. Love is immortal. It will go with us through the gates of death. It is the spotless robe that shall cover us when we stand before the great white throne of judgment. It will en throne us at the right hand of the Heavenly Majesty and crown us with a glory that shall endure forever." Mission of the Graded School. Prof. White read a very interesting paper on "The XSraded School" at the recent session of the Northern Minne- sota Educational association at St^ Cloud. In the preparation of the scholar for the high school .work or for entry into the practical walks of life, Prof. White says: "We realize, however, that even with the most favorable conditions of teaching, we have not been able in the eight years or less that we have had the pupil to produce genius or to pre pare him to enter upon a career of business or the practice of a profession. It is possible for us to, and we ought to have, taught the average fourteen or fifteen-year-old boy or girl to spell cor rectly, to write legibly, to speak and write the English language correctly, read thoughtfully and with expression, the more important facts of geography and United States history, a knowledge' of arithmetic that will enable him to make with speed and accuracy the or dinary measurements of surfaces and solids and deal with the simpler cases of percentage. He should have re ceived that mental training that will afford a fair degree of concentration. He should have acquired habits of promptness, order and obedience. He should have become imbued with high ideals of honesty and morality. When we have done this we have fitted him to become a student in the high school or the school of practical life. Nothing more, nothing less, I hope. "It was a child mind when we took it at six or seven. In many respects, a child mind when we give it over at fourteen or fifteen, and who would have it different? Does not the picture of the "Barefoot Boy" come back to us? "The teacher who labors with the children of the grades must ever be content to build foundations, but foundations broad and deep are the triumph of the modern engineer. He knows full well the penalty of slight ing them. He knows that the cement must have time to set and harden. Do we know that overcrowding must be paid for with tremendous interest in the future?" Militia Encampment at Lake City. The members of Co. are looking forward to the annual encampment of the State militia at Lake City with much pleasure. The Third regiment, to which Co. belongs, will go into camp June 9, and will break camp on the 18th. The annual inspection of the companies will be held at the camp this year instead of at the armories, and it will be necessary for each com pany to have present for the inspection at least the minimum strength which is forty-six officers and men, or^ show reason why the company should not be mustered out. Each man present at annual inspection receives $12 in ad dition to his camp pay, and each man drawing inspection money must have been in camp at least five days. The rules in this respect are much more strict this year. No dress uniform will be required to be taken into camp and the fatigue or kahki uniforms will be worn, as the regimental commander may designate. Big Fish in a Big Lake. C. N. Archer was down from Vine land last Saturday for his books and instructions from the county auditor, as he will do the assessing in the town of Robbins this year. Mr. Archer says things are lively at his corner of the lake. Speaking about fish he tells of an immense muskallonge that is seen every spring in the bay at Vineland, and the fish is all of eight feet long. He has been seen for several seasons at the lake and is looked upon as one of the old settlers at the lake. It only remains for some sophmore from the blind pig at the lake to behold the monster some day and then tell about having seen a sea serpent in Mille Lacs lake. Spring Brides. Clerk of Court Briggs the last few days attended to the wants of a number of parties who desired to become bene dicts. On the 26th he issued a mar riage license to Melvin F. Applegate and Rose Shrode, and also to Abel Engman and Selma Lindquist, Mr. Engman being from Milo and Miss Lindquist from Greenbush. On Tues day Geo. T. Slayton- and Josphine Remillardof Milaca came down, got the necessary documents from the clerk of court and tnen stepped across the hall and had Judge VanAlstein tie the knot. Yesterday a marriage li cense was granted to Herman C. Schroeder and Miss Ida May LePage. Wedding at Freer. Married Sunday, April 27th, at the residence of Chas. Lindquist of Freer, by Rev. A. E. Strom, Miss Selma Lind quist and Abel Engman. The wedding was a quiet one, only a few friends and relatives being present. A crowd gathered in the evening with the usual demonstrations and were hospit ably entertained. The new couple will reside with the bride's parents for awhile. Isanti Man for the Legislature. W. H. Shuleen of Cambridge, is re ported to have announced himself a candidate for representative to the legislature fftom this district on the Republican ticket. Mr. Shuleen is a banker at Cambridge.Elk River Star News. Mr. Shuleen is a banker, but not at Cambridge. He is cashier of the bank at Isanti, and is a good looking bach elor. & For Sals OK3 Gaaxaa&eed C=i3y By C. A. JACK, Druggist. FRANK PETERSON. N, NEGSON. PETERSON & KELSON, Blacksmiths and wagon makers. Plow repairing a specialty at this time of the year. Satisfaction also guaranteed in all other lines of our business Shops opposite Sadley mill, Princeton, Minn. The thoroughbred Norman Stallion BRILLIANT will stand for service at Princeton, Milaca and Bridgman the coming season, beginning about April 20. Further notice of terms and dates will be given later. THOMPSON CATTLE CO. Proprietors, E. HARK LIVE STOCK COHPANY fiucTioiREGULAspi^s HOLDS AT PRINCETON ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH. Fifty Oood Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand. Private Sales Daily. Time Given on Approved Paper. Tih@ Horrible Tortures of Rheumatism can be overcome and the dreaded disease expelled from youi system by the use ol MAIT.J.JOHNSOHS PACE, MINN. LOUIS R. GRAHAM, Attendant. WILL FULLY MEET YOUR EVERY TYPE- MENT. BUILT RIGH^- TYPEWRITER COMPANY No. 335 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, Minn. E. MARK, Auctioneer, PROFESSIONAL CARDS. O C.TARBOX, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. County Physician of Mille Lacs county. Surgeon of Great Northern R'y. Office over Jack's Drug Store. Telephone 18. Residence: Cor. Central ave., and Oak street Princeton, Minn. J. A. ROSS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Carew Block, Main Street. Princeton. BUSINESS CARDS. ALIHER & SMITH, BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS. A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars. Main Street, Princeton. A. ROSS, UNDERTAKER. Coffins and Caskets, from the cheapest to the best grades always on hand. An embalming fluid used which brings dis colored corpses back to natural color. Also dealer in granite and marble monuments. Princeton Minn. A C. SMITH, Dealer in FRESH AND SALT MEATS, Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. Telephone 51. Princeton Minn. I V. WICKLUND, UNDERTAKER, EMBALMER. A new and complete assortment of coffins and caskets always on hand. Bodies prepared and kept from discoloring, and full charge taken of funeral services, if desired. Tillhor ej nagoa trust och tillverkar sjelf likkistoma. Office Main street, Princeton, Minn. O. H. BUCK O. J. CRAVENS BUCK & CRAVENS, Blacksmiths. All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly and promptly done. We make a specialty of HORSESHOEING and PLOW WORK. First Street, PRINCETON. S. LONG Has built up a splendid business and earned an enviable reputation by handling only dependable SHOES. AGENTS FOR W.L.DOUGLAS SHOES BEST IN THE WORLD. T. F. NORTON, Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. COVE, MINN. I nave 100 good business lots for sale at this place at reasonable prices, also lots, blocks, and acres suitable for summer homes on Murray Beach, affording a mile of beautiful sandy beach with fine shady drives through large oak, maple, birch, and basswood timber, on the south shore of Beautiful Mille Lacs Lake, the geographical center of Minnesota and the future great health and summer resort if the northwest. I also have some fine Timber and Meadow Lands in Mille Lacs and adjoining counties, and im proved lands near to school, church, and store. The Mille Lacs Country offers all the advantages of the far frontier in cheap lands and business opportunities, and yet we are in the very heart of the State. WRITE FOB PRICES.