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Baccalaureate Services at the Congre-
gational Church Last Sunday-
Sermon by Rev. Gratz.
The Four Corner Stones of Character-
They Are Truth, Purity, Indus-
try and Prayer.
"You will look a long time before
you will find abetter figure than that
which likens the soul of man to a
walled city or a magnificent mansion,"
said Mr. Gratz, and with this he com
menced to lay the corner stones of
character. The first stone is that of
Truth, with a flinty look, but there is
nothing that can compare with it for
strength and durability. Lying stones
in the foundation of the great church
at Venice had caused that spendid
structure to fall, and so in character
we find men putting lying materials
into the structure of man's &oul and
sooner or later the lie is discovered.
The word hypocrite has an ugly sound,
but it comes from the Greek word for
an actor. Now the word means a
man who is trying to buy character at
less than 100 cents on the dollar. We
ha\e the professional lie, the business
lie, and worst of all the lie of charac
ter. An excuse is often made for the
business he that we must make a liv
ing, but Gov. Russell said "There is an
everlasting difference between making
a living and making a life." O forrising
more men with the spirit of Carey who
said "My business is saving souls, and
I mend shoes to pay expenses." Oh
young people, you are laying the cor
ner stones of your character. Make
truth the first corner stone of your life.
Life's deadliest enemy is falseness.
The second corner stone of character
is purity on which is written the words
of the Master, "The pure in heart shall
see God." There is power in a pure
life. Lord Byron said'
Tis said that a lion will turn and &y
From a maid in the pride of her purity
While the scientists were assuring
the people of Martinique that there
was no danger from Mount Pelee the
animals were warned by instinct of the
(impending danger. Oh that men were
as wise as the beasts of thefieldand
would heed the voice of God in their
hearts rather than the voice of man.
God gives to every pure soul the power
of discerning spirits. You naturally
recoil from the impure book or man or
story, but because some man, scientist
it may be, has said it is all right you
remain and before you know it you are
covered with lava, dirt and debris and
amid the dirt the image of God isshall
scarcely found. The soul is a houseIndustry
and unless you lay as a corner stone of
the house the white stone of purity you
will find that the passions of youth
that seem so easily mastered will grow
to be wild beasts that crouch at theshall
door while the house itself will become
little better than a cage housing the
wolf, the tiger and the swine.
When the French mob took
Dauphin who would have been Louis
XVII, and carried him from the man
sion they decided not to put him to
death at that time because they
thought in his youth and purity his
soul would not go to hell, and so they
gave him over to "Old Megg" who was
to fester his nature and his soul with
crime and then they would send him to
hell. But the Dauphin when his sin
ful instructor would command him to
commit some act that was degrading
he would cry out, I will not, I
born to be a king, and so there are a
thousand things you must not say, a
thousand things you must not do, and
Baccalaureate services were held at
the Congregational church last Sun
day morning, the sermon being de
livered by Rev. W. E Gratz. The
weather was unpropitious and rain no
doubt deterred many from attending,
but the church was fairly well filled.
On both sides of the altar were a large
number of foliage plants and palms
and ferns of stately beauty. Evangel
ist Hunt offered prayer, and Revrolled
Moxie took for the scriptural lesson the
118th Psalm"O give thanks unto the
Lord, for He is good, for His mercy
endureth forever." Rev. Gratz read
the third chapter of I Cor. From the
tenth verse he chose his text, "Let
every man take heed how he build-
eth," which furnished a rich theme
for the discourse the topic of vfltfiich
was "The Corner Stones of Character,"
and no graduating class nor those who
love to listen to addresses of this char
acter could wish to hear a better ser
mon. Mr. Gratz with beauty of style
and diction and grace of gesture, and
a devoutness of delivery laid with
beautiful sentiment the corner stones
of characterTruth, Purity, Industry
and Prayer. By way of introduction
he spoke of Ruskin's "Seven Lamps of
Architecture" written after several
years of the study of the great cathe
drals and palaces of the old world,
some of which had passed through the
snows of a thousands winters and the
storms of a thousand summers, and yet
stood in the pride of their strength
and the perfection of their beauty,
while others succumbed and were skel
etons of their former selves. The
wreckage of character is more awful
than the wreckage of cathedral or
palace, and the destruction of the city
of Man's Soul is more terrible than
that of any city on the earth.
Character is a building not made
with hands. In its construction there
is not heard the sound of a hammer,
nor any other noise, and yet it is surely
and steadily growing. Little by little
the materials for the great structure
are gathered. Every thought is a nail,
every deed a stone, every habit a
pillar. Always remember that the soul
is a temple not made with hands, so it
is also not for time alone, but it is to
be "eternal in the heavens."
And thus let us lay the corner stones
of our character. This stone over here
shall stand as a guard, and say only
the true, the honest and just things
shall enter into the building. This
one shall declare that no unclean
thought, or book, or picture, or person
find its way into this structure.
will gather the materials and
build strong and high the walls, while
prayer will lift the whole into the very
presence of God and ask His blessing
and benediction upon it. Andthus
we build so as to be pleasing
his sight and a source of blessing unto
his people. "Let every man take heed
how he buildeth."
At the close of the sermon Rev.
made a short address to the
after which the services closed
thousand places you must not go, for
you were born to be kings and queens
with God. You must lay this white
stone into the corner of your life if you
would enjoy your life you must be
pure in heart, for the pure in heart
shall see God.
The third stone is industry and upon
I would engrave one of the most
significant sayings of Jesus, "My
Father worketh hitherto, and I work."
Dr. Hillis has said "If a state could
put all its idlers into prison nearly all
of its problems would be instantly^
solved." A hard working farmer had
sent his son to college for years and
had been sendmg^him money year af
ter year and now the son came home.
His hair was long, he wore his pants
up, and he smoked a cigarette
and had a vacant stare. And when
his father thought that now he would
have real help in his old days and
found nothing but idleness you will
pardon him for saying in the words of
Aaron "I have put in my gold and lo
there came forth this calf." I pray
you, young men and women that if you
have learned nothing else, that at
least you may have learned the sacred
ness of labor. All honest work is
sacred. In Athens no gentlemen
worked slaves worked but not theit
citizen. Therefore Athens is only a
name. The same conditions existed in
the Middle Ages, and this idleness re
sulted in the feudal system and ended
in France in the awful French revolu
tion. Indeed, it was the false concep
tion of work that ruined the South.
In the cotton belt only the slaves
worked and were ignorant. In theThis
North the common people worked and
were intelligent Suddenly the South
collapsed like an egg shell, while the
North, the working states, come out of
the war with more wealth and strength
then they had when they went into the
or fully such box fully
said such not
or not
of for or
How can it be secular for the car
penter to plane wood if it is sacred for
God to grow the pine and the oak9
How can it be secular for miners to
dig for iron and silver or gold when it
is sacred for God to stow these things
in the earth? How can it be secular
for the farmer to sow and to cultivate
apd to harvest when it is sacred for
God to put the life into the seed, to
wheel the clouds around that they
may give rain and to cause the sun to
shine with its life giving power?
The last stone to be laid is prayer.
Without it your building would be
weak, and in time would become one
sided like the leaning tower of Pisa.
It leans because on one side there was
something lacking in the foundation.
There is no time in your life when
God is so near you as now. Remember
it was a young man who said of thesister,
commandments, "All these things
have I kept from my youth up, what
lack I yet?" And it was to this young
man that Jesus said "Follow me."
And again it was this young man who
went away because the demand was
too great. But it was an old man so
the legend tells us that came back
years afterwards and took his stand
at the place of his interview and stood
there with unco\ered head from the
of the sun to the going down of
the same. With a far-away look he
seemed straining his eyes for one who
had passed forever from his sight.
With broken heart and expectant look
he stood for the invitation that would
come no more forever. "The fool has
said in his heart there is no God," and
this is the only sensible thing the fool
ever did say. God is wise. How can
the fool know wisdom?
Hands Off.
Postmaster Cordiner has received
from General Superintendent A. W.
Machen of the free rural delivery sys
tem abetter in which he quotes the
following paragraph from the general
appropriation bill relating to free rural
delivery boxes:
"Whoever shall hereafter wilfully or
maliciously injure, tear^ down, or de-25
THE PBINCETON taTIC^ fanm^,^^^
any letter box or other receptacle
established by'order of'the postmaster
general or approved or designated by
for the receipt or delivery of mail
matter in any rural free delivery route,
shall break open the same or wil-will
or maliciously injure, deface, or
destroy any mail matter deposited
therein, or shall wilfully take or steal
matter from or out of such letter
or other receptacle, or shall wil
aid or assist in any of the afore
mentioned offenses shall for every
offense be punished by a fine of
more than $1,000 or by imprison
ment for not more than three years.
Depredations should be promptly re
ported to the United States district
For those who by reason of wet land,
pressure of other work, have been
unable to sow oats until too late to
sure a good crop, or have not suc
ceeded in getting a stand of grass,
millet is a valuable crop. It should
be sown much early than the first
June as the seed requires much heat
germination, and sown in cold soil
season, will lie in the ground until
after the hardier weed seeds have
started, which may smother it out
tirely. Millet may be sown until the
last week in June and still produce a
good crop of hay but if sown this late
is important to get the common or
northern millet. The German
southern millet while it produces
larger crops, may not ripen if sown af
ter the middle of June. If millet is to
be cut for hay it should never be left
until the seeds become hard as these
are very indigestible and often cause
trouble when fed to cows or horses.
is the cause of a certain prejudice
against millet hay. If the hay is cut
early there will be no difficulty. For
ordinary seeding, three pecks per acre
is sufficient.
Northeast Experiment Station,
Grand Rapids, Minn
Drowned in Sandy Lake.
Last Saturday night about six
o'clock Wm. Sipkey, who worked for
Charles Iliff near Sandy lake, went
bathing in the lake and got beyond his
depth. He could not swim and com
menced sinking at once. One of Mr.
Ihff's sons who was near the lake at
the time saw that Sipkey was drown
ing and gave the alarm. Mr. Iliff
came to the rescue, but he was too late
as Sipkey had gone down for the last
time. A search commenced at once
for the body which was found soon af
ter in fourteen feet of water. Sipkey
was a single man and the only relative
he has in this section is a sister, Mrs.
Henry Martin of Zimmerman. He
was twenty-five years of age and
German descent. The funeral was
held Sunday at the residence of histhis
Rev. Haight officiating. The
interment was at the Zimmerman cem
Thinks Craig Would Win.
Thos. Brown of Baldwin who was in
Princeton Decoration Day, and who is
one of the oldest settlers in that part
of the country, in remarking on theing
candidacy of Hon. H. E Craig of Or-cessive
rock for the legislature, said that he
did not know that Mr. Craig was a
candidate for the legislature until he
saw a mention of Mr. Craig's candi
dacy in the papers. Mr. Brown said
that he did not think that Mr. Craig
would seek further legislative honors,
but admitted he was well liked by the
people of Sherburne county who have
great faith in his integrity and hon
esty. "If he should be prevailed upon
to enter the field he will win," re
marked Mr. Brown, "for he is a man
of his word and one in whom you can
place implicit confidence."
United States as a World Power.
Verily the United States is a world
power in a larger sense than in diplo
macy and international policies. Amer
ican dynamos light the streets and
operate the electric cars in many
European cities. America makes the
sewing machines of the world. Yankee
wind mills are working on the hills
east of the Jordan. White bread eaten
in Palestine is made from wheat made
into flour in the mills of Minneapolis.
"Golden Grain Belt" beer is used far
and near, owing to its delicious flavor
and superior quality. It should be in
every home in the land. Order of your
nearest dealer or be supplied by Henry
Veidt, Princeton.
Duluth's Leading Paper.
There is no evening paper published
in the Northwest that is to-day enjoy
ing the growth and popularity of The
Duluth Evening Herald. This is due
to the fact that The Herald is inde
pendent, fearless, gives all the news
when it is news, and is sent by mail for
25 cents per month. If you are not
already a subscriber, you should give
it a months' trial. Duluth Weekly
Herald, $1 per year six months, 50
cents three months, 25 cents.
Elegant lace curtains only $1.00 a
Of what does a bad taste in your
mouth remind you? It indicates that
your stomach is in bad condition and
will remind you that there is nothing
so good for such a disorder as Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
after having once used them. They
cleanse and invigorate the stomach
and regulate the bowels. For sale at
cents per box by Princeton Drug Co.
Fourth at Greenbush.
Fourth of July is coming. Green
bush will be strictly in it with an old
time celebration. Ragamuffins at 9
o'clock and all kinds of races. There
be a picnic dinner an a big ball
game in the afternoon with dancing at
the pavilion all day and all night.
There will be accommodations for
3,000 people. All are welcome to come
and have a good time. The proceeds
will go toward paying for the pews in
the Catholic church in Greenbush.
Don't forget the big sale of western
horses at the regular sale of the E.
Mark Live Stock Co. June 7 th, at
which time there will be 500 head of
good western horses offered buyers.
will be the biggest and the best
lot of western horses that were ever
offered anywhere in the northwest.
In addition to western horses there
will be a lot of good native horses, and
a big bunch of young cattle, milch
cows, sheep, goats, etc. It is the in
tention of the Mark Live Stock Co. to
hold all its sales of western horses this
at Princeton, and it will pay all
parties looking for horses, either by
the single head or in car lots to attend
this sale.
For Sale.
I offer for sale cheap my flriving
team, harnesses, 3 buggies, furniture,
etc also 100 tamarac posts.
MONEY to loan on improved
farms. M. S. RUTHERFORD,
Princeton, Minn.
FOR SALEOne Champion draw-cut
mower, used only one season one new
Deering hay rake also one wagon.
Apply to Will Drescher, Princeton,
Minn. 25-3t
WANTEDCarpenters to build barn
66x70 feet. Contract to be taken by
the day or by the job. Work to be
done on the farm of August Thoma on
the Germany road. 25-2t
TAKEN UP.Black mare weighing
90 0 pounds. Has white star on fore
head, white nose, two white hind feet
and inverted brand on hip. Owner
can have same by proving property
and paying costs.
243t Princeton, Minn.
First Publication June 5,1902
Mille Lacs ss In Probate Court
Special Term, June 5,1902
In the matter of the estate of Daniel Bonney.
.Letters of administration on the estate of
said deceased being granted unto William
of said county,
It is ordered that all claims and demands of
all persons against said estate be presented to
court for examination and allowance at
the probate office in the court house, in Prince
ton in said county on Saturday, the 6th day of
December, 1902 at 2 clock
It is further ordered that six months from
the date hereof be allowed to creditors to pre
sent their claims against said estate, at the ex
piration of which time all claims not presented
to said court or not proven to its satisfaction,
shall be forever barred unless for cause shown
further time be allowed
Ordered further that notice of the time and
place of the hearing and examination of said
claims and demands shall be given by publish
this order once each week for three suc
weeks in the Princeton Union a week
ly newspaper printed and published at Prince
ton in said county
Dated at Princeton the 5th day of June A
1902 Bv the court
[Probate Seal Judge of Probate
(The kind you have been
looking for) per lb
Hasty Jellycon,
(The kind you have been asking for) lf\n
delicious assorted fruit flavors, per pkg
Spiced boneless Pigs Feet, glass, "JBZs*,
Per jar AcIL
Extra choice Chipped Dried Beef in /JO,,
glass Pe jar *Ot
Cooked Ham,
Per lb
Hominy Grits, fresh
Per pkg
15c 10c
"Munsey's magazine," June num
ber, White Star Coffee coupons re
deemed. We have the Princeton
agency for these famous coffees.
Xel N. E. 23
1 CI. Dural
Rura 8 6
Any style or grade.
Old instruments taken in part payment
Time given to suit purchasers
Call and see new Pianos
and Organs now on hand.
Room 4, 2nd Floor I O O Block
Mrs. Guy Ewing, Princeton, Minn.
"U- iffy
Bonds are in
great demand,
Paid Up Capital
CAPACITY 20,000,000.
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. jfc-
I Does a General Banking Business, i
Collecting and Farm and &
Insurance. Village Loans.
Princeton Mercantile Co.
Also do General Merchandise Business.
Postoffiice Address,
Brickton, Minn.
i_ -,_ -1 -11_ 1_ -1
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.
Fifty Oood Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand.
Private Sales Daily.
Time Oiven on Approved Paper.
because of their security and perma
nency The usual large cash outlay
required for their purchase often pre
vents persons of limited meansthe
very ones who should have themfrom
obtaining them
Bonds may be paid for in installments
Send date of your birth to-day for cost
GUY EWING Special Agent,
Princeton, Minn.
E. MARK, Auctioneer.
All kinds of Blacksmithlng neatly
and promptly done. I make a
specialty of
First street PRHM.
A General Banking Business
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