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AAA Sunday and Weekday
There will be no morning service,
owing to Memorial services at (he
opera house. Topic for Sunday even
ing, "The Needs and Necessities of the
Times, Particularly in Relation to the
Business World."
No morning service. Evening, "An
Old Story With a New Application."
Rev. Haight will preach Memorial
sermons at Greenbush, Blue Hill and
Santiago next Sunday. On Wednes
day night of this week he preached at
the home of R. A. Ross and this even
ing preaches at Northrup's on Elk lake.
Union Memorial services will be
held at the opera house next Sunday
morning. Rev. Gratz will preach the
Memorial sermon, and will be assisted
in the service by Rev. Moxie.
The series of union gospel meet
ings will commence in Princeton on
Tuesday, May 27th. Evangelist C. N.
Hunt, the lawyer evangelist, will con
duct all the meetings, preaching in the
Congregational church in the evening
and at the Methodist church every af
ternoon. The meetings will continue
two weeks. During the second week
Mr. Hunt will be joiired by Prof. King,
of the Windom Institute, at Monti
video, who will lead the singing.
C. T. Johnson Writes of Spokane and the
Adjacent Country. Shows Princeton
and Milaca People the Iilons and Tigers
of Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 12th, 1902.
EDITOR UNION:AS several old
friends made request that I should
write them through the columns of the
UNION I will now, with your kindness
give them an idea of Spokane and the
surrounding country, as I see it after
several days residence here.
We left Princeton Thursday morn
ing April 24, going to Anoka where we
changed to the N. P. train for Spokane.
A. C. Carter of Spring Vale, and John
Fink of Green lake with families were
aboard from Minneapolis an after we
so comfortably settledd down so a
we couia
A- i If
0ua noses, we found our
selves to be qui** art
way out we had all ^nner of gooed
times. We were dubbed tu- /'jolly
crowd" and the Pullman porter claims
we were the "only pebbles on the
beach" and that he had never before
had the honor to chaperone such a
crowd of lovely men across the con
tinent. Carter carried off the prize for
being the most beautiful with myself a
close second, Fink was simply "not in
it." We had a very pleasant trip and
from the foot of the mountains the
word pleasant cannot express it. It
was simply grand. After the second
engine had been attached to the train
at Bozeman and we began to climb the
mountains the exclamation points be
came so thick in the car the lamps had
to be lighted. One of Carter's excla
mation points fell out of the car win
dow, knocked down a telegraph pole
and killed a coyote on a rock a half
mile away. Near the top of the main
ridge the train stopped at a tank for
water and several passengers got out
and picked flowers, sprigs of juniper,
sage brush, bits of rock, etc, for me
mento of the trip. No one can have a
conception of the grandeur of the
Rocky Mountains until a trip is taken
over and through them. Anyone ex
pecting to come west should take the
N. P. train, leaving Minneapolis at
10 A. M. which will take them through
the mountains by daylight.
We reached Spokane at 7 A. M. Sat
urday and proceeded to make ourselves
at home. While the mayor did not meet
us and give us the key to the city, we
have been free to come and go as we
pleased. This city is a hustling lively
little place of about 50,000 inhabitants
and growing rapidly. It is well built
and has many business blocks and pri
vate residences and grounds that sur
pass anything in the eastern cities. It
has the admiration of every stranger
who enters and its citizens are hospit
able and social. Among the wealth
iest there does not appear to be that
reserve and stuck-up-a-tive-ness so
much found elsewhere.
I find all lines of business represented
here and large stocks carried, both
wholesale and retail. Groceries, drv
goods, clothing, shoes, stoves etc., are
as cheap as at Minneapolis. Wagons,
buggies, agricultural implements and
fine furniture are somewhat higher.
The people are mainly Americans a
few Scandinavians and Germans are
found and quite a sprinkling of Chinese
and Japanese. The Chinese are mainly
engaged as laundrymen and truck
venders, while the Japs make section
men and "hired girls." To be right in
style a person needs to have a Jap boy
as "hired girl."
I find that in the city there are some
thing like 300 Smiths, while there are
only about 230 Johnson's. This is
wrong, for a Johnion is as good as a
Smith without a bit of doubt in my
mind. The Jones follow .jliexfc with
about 200. There are about eighty-five
churches and religious societies, twenty
schools, nearly a hundred coffee houses
and restaurants, twenty-five to thirty
hotels, many lodging houses, thirty
five miles Of street car lines, etc. Sa
loons and gambling houses run day and
night, week-day and Sundays, but a
"drunk" is a rarity on the streets.
The policemen are quite conspicuous
by their absence. While there is a
"force" they do not appear to be needed
for I think a more orderly city would
be hard to find.
The immigration move is nearly
stopped for the time, though real
estate men seem to be doing a thriving
business still. Land values are rising
and will continue to do so for some
time. Around the immediate vicinity
of Spokane there is so little really good
land that it makes the good lands very
high, about one fifth of the area is
good, the balance very rough and poor.
On Orchard, Pleasant, Five Mile, Mo
ran and Peone prairies lands sell for
one hundred to five hundred dollars
per acre according to improvements.
None can be had for less than one
hundred per acre. Good farms can he
had out fifteen to twenty miles for a
reasonable figure, say $15 to $40 per
acre. Government land is hard to find,
though homestead relinquishments can
be bought at a fair price. .Mr. Cutler
we found located on a fine little farm
on Orchard Prairie, seven miles out.
Myself and Mr. Fink have purchased
property on "Five Mile Prairie" one
of the prettiest little prairies in east
ern Washington and only forty min
utes drive from the city. Mr. Carter
will locate near Mica about seventeen
miles from Spokane.
The spring has been backward here
as everywhere. Grass was about four
to six inches high when we arrived
and since our beaming countenances
have shone upon it, it has grown until
it is six to fourteen inches high. There
is a good indication for a large fruit
crop with exceptions of peaches this
year. Cherry trees are covered with
bloom and apple and pear trees heavily
budded. Yesterday I visited the orch
ard of a Mr. Strong on Five Mile
Prairie. This orchard is one of the
finest young orchards in the state. A
portion of it bore last year on ten year
old trees over $450 worth of fruit per
acre net. The winter apple is proving
to be the money maker and is being
planted heavily.
Potatoes do well and are fine in qual
ity with Washington cultivation, which
means plant and dig with a plow and
one cultivation. With Minnesota meth
ods a crop of 250 sacks or 400 bushels
I think could be grown easily. One
man near here raised and shipped
three car \oa.ds to Alaska last season
and will plant 65 acres this year. It is
said that the Burbank often grows
eleven inches in length and requires a
handspike to dig them with. Corn
will grow here but is an uncertain
crop, ripening two or three crops out
of five. Tomatoes pay from $200 to
$500 per acre wherever they can be
grown, but there are very few places
where they will grow and ripen.
A peculiar condition prevails in the
lands here and that is that the higher
up on the hills it is the better the soil.
The valleys are generally sandy or
gravel while the foot hills and higher
have a good clay loam soil. Many of
the farms are on ground so rough we
would not consider these fit even for
pasture. In many cases it looks as
if the upper corner of the farm must
surely flop over and bury the farmer
and his buildings. While standing on
the hills back of the city one sees a
beautiful panorama. To the left five
miles away can be seen Fort Wright, a
government post: immediately under
and opposite is spread out the beauti
ful city of Spokane, slightly to the
right six miles away is the town of
Hillyard, where "Jim Hill" has im
mense shops and yards beyond and
forty miles away "Old Baldy" lifts his
snow-capped peak to the clouds, while
directly to the right up the "Spokane
valley" can be seen the "Idaho Range".
Thursday morning I met at the G. N.
depot Chas. VanWormer of Princeton,
and was surprised to meet also Mr.
Warren and Mrs. Clark of Milaca, J.
VanRhee of Pease and Miss Becker of
Hibbing, who were all destined for
Portland, Oregon. As they had to lay
over until 3:45 P.M I proposed they
spend their time in sight-seeing and
did what I could to help them see the
"lions and tigers." They expressed
great admiration for the city one of
the party was of the opinion that it
would nearly if not quite equal Milaca,
or Princeton.
Have just learned that Homer Ran
dall, one of Foreston's old citizens is
here in St. Luke's hospital sick. Have
not seen him but will call soon. Will
write later on regarding climatic con
dition, hunting, fishing, fruits, etc.
Weather and Crop Conditions in Minne
sota for the Week Ending May 19.
A cloudy week with rains in most
parts of the State, except on the 13th
and 14th, the rains on the 12th and
16th being moderately heavy, locally,
and those on the 17th being heavy in
parts of the southeastern and central
northern portions. The temperatures
were rather low for the season until
the 18th, when they were much higher
than usual, though not higher than
have been recorded by this date in
previous years. The maximum tern
peratureson the date named ranged
from 82 to 89 except near Lake
Superior. Advantage was taken of the
short periods of drying weather In the
Red River valley, ahd considerable
wheat was sown, but |b far not much
oats, barley or flax. Seeding is more
advanced in Kittson and Clay counties
than in Marshall,,Polk and Norman
counties. Elsewhere in the State the
cloudy, moist and cool weather have
been very favorable for the wheat'
oats and barley, which are growing
nicely and stooling, except that in por
tions of the central south many fields
have a thin stand. Corn planting is
well advanced, or not, depending yery
largely on the character of the soil.
The frequent showers have stopped
planting entirely in the heavy soils,
which retaih moisture, while on the
light soils planting is only delayed.
In southeastern counties along the
Mississippi very little corn is planted
yet, while in the southwest the early
planted is coming up. Potato plant
ing and flax seeding have also de
pended a good deal on the character of
the soil. Hay prospects are generally
good, and there is a fine promise of
fruit, there being an abundance of
blossoms. Pastures are furnishing
plenty of feed for the cattle.
T. S. OUTRAM, Section Director.
Corn for Fodder.
Perhaps the most marked change in
farming methods during the last ten
years has followed the introduction of
corn grown solely for fodder. At
tempts were frequently made to utilize
tSke cornstalks after the ears were har
vested, and people were slow to realize
that one cannot harvest a corn crop
and have left fodder of any feeding
value. Cattle fed on ripe corn stalks
from which the ears have been re
moved cannot thrive, nor is the yield
of such fodder per acre large enough
to pay for its handling. The custom is
now to sow the corn thick and cut it
while the stalks are yet succulent.
The ears will be either lacking alto
gether or very small and immature.
In this way, five to seven tons of cured
fodder are obtained per acre, which
may be economically handled and
makes a valuable feed.
The advantages of growing fodder
corn apply with even greater force to
this section than to more southern
regions. The season while sometimes
short for corn, is always long and hot
enough for a full crop of corn fodder.
The yields* obtainedtwice that of hay
make it valuable on farms with only
a small area cleared, and greatly in
creases the capacity of such farms for
live stock. Corn fodder is equal in feed
ing value to timothy hay, and for milk
cows it has,the advantage of being
succulent and maintaining the flowof
milk. It may be fed to sheep as the
chief portion of their diet, but they
will do somewhat better if hay is also
fed occasionally. Horses relish an oc
casional feed of it. Corn fodder may be
sown at any time from the last week in
May till nearly July 1st. The seed
should be obtained from southern Min
nesota, either direct or through deal
ers. Any dent corn which ripens there
will be suitable for fodder. Large
Southern or Ensilage corn should be
avoided as it grows too course and is
late, and the smaller northern kinds
do not give as much fodder per acre.
Northeast Experiment Station,
Grand Rapids, Minn.
New Kind of Glass.
An Australian inventor is reported
to have succeeded in producing plate
glass for windows which is practically
a non-conductor of heat. When a quar
ter of an inch thick this glass is said
to allow only 7 per cent of the sun heat
to pass through it, while ordinary plate
glass of the same thickness will allow
75 per cent to pass. Such non-conduct
ing glass would shut out solar heat in
summer and keep artificial heat from
radiating outward in winter. A glass
that is needed in every family is one
filled with "Golden Grain Belt" beer.
It is pure and delicious, as well as nour
ishing. Order of your nearest dealer
or be supplied by Henry Veidt, Prince
Big Malmo Baby.
The Age's Malmo correspondent re
ports the birth of a 14 pound boy April
20th, to Mr. and Mrs. May. The lad
measured 24 inches in length, 6 inches
across the shoulders, 15 inches around
the waist and 7 inches around the
thigh. Altogether nine children have
been born to this couple, but none of
the others equaled the size of the last
one, who, if he doesn't lose ground
later on, will be" big enough to take
care of himself anywhere someday.
Aitkin Age.
More Candidates.
Candidates for office are still coming
to the front. According to the Milaca
Times A. C. Wilkes intends to run for
representative on the Republican
ticket at the September primaries.
Miss Ethel Wave Clough of Spencer
Brook will be graduated from the cer
tificate course at the St. Cloud Normal
at the commencement, May 29 There
are five others in her class and the
total number of graduates will be
sixty-nine.Isanti County Press.
Fancy parasols and sun shades at
CT MONEY to loan on improved
farms. At. S. RUTHERFORD,
0 Princeton, Minn.
Carpets ready to fit your floors at
FOR SALEOne hundred acres of
good farm land east of Princeton. This
land will be sold in tracts of ten acres
up, if desired. Terms reasonable.
Apply to E. Mark Live Stock Co.
Warm weather hats
comfort and style at
and caps for
Solberg Bros, have opened a black
smith and wagon shop opposite B.
Soule's olaning mill and are prepared
to do all kinds of blacksmithing and
wagon work. Horse shoeing and
plough work a specialty. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 44^
Whew but its hot!! You need sum
mer underwear. They have it at
__^^^ LUDDEN'S.
The E. Mark Live Stock Co., has
just received an imported English
Shire bay stallion and also an imported
black Percheron Norman which will
be kept at the Mark stables for service
during the season. Resonable rates
for service. tf
FOR RENTForty acres of land one
mile east of Princeton. About twenty
in cultivation. In first-class shape for
raising potatoes. Will rent for cash
or on shares to responsible parties.
Write to John W. Johnson, Menom
onie, Wis.
Shropshire Ewes.
150 head of fine Shropshire ewes for
sale, cash or on time. Some good
stock. Call and inspect.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed bids for the erection of a Ger
man Lutheran church according to
plans and specifications by J.
A. Wetter, architect, on file at the
office of Woodcock & Oakes at Brick
ton, and also at the residence of Rev.
O. Strauch will be received on or be
fore Monday, June 2nd, by Rev. O.
Strauch, Princeton, Minn. The com
mittee reserves the right to reject any
or all bids.
Brickton, Minn., April 2, 1902.
I herepy announce myself a candidate for the
nomination for the office of County Attorney
for Mille Lacs county on the Republican ticket
at the primary election to be held Tuesday,
September 16th, 1903.
Given up to Die.
Dr Re a
Next regular professional visit to
Wednesday, June 18th,
From nooa until 6 at the
Commercial Hotel.
Returning every month Consult him while
the opportunity is at hand.
DR. REA has no superior in diagnosing and
treating diseases and detormities. He will
give $50 for any case that he cannot tell the dis
ease and where located in five minutes.
All curable medical and surgical diseases,
acute and chronic catarrh, and special diseases
of the eye, ear, nose and throat, lung disease,
early consumption, bronchitis, bronchial ca
tarrh, constitutional catarrh, dyspepsia, sick
headache, stomach and bowel troubles, rheu
matism, neuralgia, sciatica, Bright's disease,
diabetes, kidney, liver, bladder, prostatic and
female diseases, dizziness, nervousness, indi
gestion, obesity, interrupted nutrition, slow
growth in children, and all wasting disease in
adults. Many cases of deafness, ringing in the
ears, loss of eyesight, cataract, cross eyes, etc.,
that have been improperly treated or neglected
can be easily restored. Deformities, club feet,
curvature of the spine, diseases of the brain,
paralysis, epilepsy, heart disease, dropsy,
swelling of the limbs, stricture, open sores,
pain in the bones, granular enlargements and
all long-standing diseases, properly treated.
Young, middle-aged and old, single or married
men and all who suffer from lost manhood,
nervous debility, spermatorrhoea, seminal
losses, sexual decay, failing memory, weak
eyes, stunted development, lack of energy, im
povished blood, pimples, impediments to mar
riage also blood and skin diseases, syphillis,
eruptions, hair falling, bone pains, swellings,
sore throat, ulcers, effects of mercury, kidney
and bladder troubles, weak back, burning
urine, passing urine too often, gonorrhea, gleet,
stricture, receive searching treatment, prompt
relief and cure for life.
Cancers, Tumors, Goiter, Fistula, Piles
varicocele and enlarged glands with the sub
cutaneous injection method, absolutely without
pain and without the loss of a drop of blood, is
one of his own discoveries, and is the most
really scientific anYl certainly sure cure of the
nineteenth century. No incurable cases taken.
Consultation to those interested, $1.00.
DR. REA & CO.,
Minneapolis, Minn.^ Louisville, Ky.
The Horrible
Tortures of
Rheumatism can be overcome and
the dreaded disease
expelled from youl
system by the use ol
MATTJJOHNSOHS 6083I For Sale aaet Guaranteed Osily By
C. A. JACK, Druggist.
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 badley's mill,
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.
No. 335 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, Minn.
Good Horse Sense
will tell you that old eggs and glue are not things
you want to eat yet some coffee roasters glaze
their coffee with such things. Not so with
Lion Coffee
It's just pure, unadulterated, undisguised coffee
never covered up with any glazing of any kind.
Uniform quality and freshness are insured by the sealed package.
County Physician of Mille Lacs county.
Surgeon of Great Northern R'y.
Office over Jack's Drug Store. Telephone 18.
Kesidence: Cor. Central ave., and Oak street.
Princeton, Minn.
Office in Carew Block,
Main Street.
A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars.
Main Street, Princeton.
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.
Princeton, Minn.
the thoroughbred
Dealer in
Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
Telephone 51.
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.
TillhQr ej nagon trust och tillverkar
sjelf likkistorna.
Office Main street, Princeton, Minn.
All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly
and promptly done. 1. make a
specialty of
First Street,
Has built up a splendid business
and earned an enviable reputation
by handling only dependable
Real Estate,
Loans and Insurance.
I have 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,
ie geographical center of Minnesota and the
ture great health and summer resort of the
rthwest I also have some fine
Timber and Meadow Lands
Mille Lacs and adjoining counties, and im
oved 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.

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