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The Princeton union. [volume] (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, November 20, 1902, Image 1

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Paid Up Capital
"J Collecting and
2 Insurance.
/fe Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open
Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
ff The Great Northern and
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies.
For Maps, Prices, and any other informatio
write to
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn, jk
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time De
posits i
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change S. S PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r.
-3^ J. J. SKA HEN, Cashier and Manager. ?j-
i Does a Genera Bankin Business. I
I Railroad Lands a
Farm and
Village Loans. $"
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Our Customers9
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We are glad to be at home and we shall make It equally
Come early and often, and feel that Ludden's Store Is
your store, your home. Sincerely we appreciate the
patronage of our many customers in the past, and already
we greet new ones.
Welcome* Thrice Welcome
i to the New Store. Our
I latch string is always out.
Ludden' New Store.
Wear and Warmth
Is What Counts.
Full Stock of Fleece-lined
and Woolen Underwear
For Men, Women, Children.
And Caps lor Children.
The Latest in Flanelettes and i
1 Full Stock of Blankets, Quilts,
and Winter Goods.
John N. Berg.
All kinds of Blacksmithlng neatly
and promptly done. I make a
specialty of
First street
A Daughter of a Pauper Buried by
County in 1885 Wishes to Re-
imburse County.
She Travels From The Pacific Coast
to See Her Father's Grave and
to Settle With County.
One day last week a gentleman and
lajfyr who were well dressed and
lo6kedas if they had plenty of this
world's goods, entered the office of
County Auditor Whitney and sur
prised that official by stating that they
desired to know how much the county
hadjpaid out for the support of John
W. Cormack, who had many years ago
lived in Princeton and who in his oldgation
age became sick and was obliged to
have the county look after him, and
when he died, which was in 1885, the
connty buried him, giving him decent
interment in Oak Knoll cemetery.
The gentleman and lady were man and
wife ana ohe lady was the daughter of
the long-dead pauper. She lived in
the far west and appears to have been
the only child of John Cormack. She
baid that at the time he was in poor
health she wrote him to come and live
with her but he did not do so. Time
seems to have dealt kindly and gener
ously with the daughter whoa hus
band, became well off, and she told the
county auditor that she had thought
many times of her dead father and. of
his are and burial by the county, and
now that she was in a position to reim
burse the county for the amount it had
expended on her father she desired to
do so, and concluded to make the trip
across the continent to see her father's
grave andfixit up and care for it and
to also settle with the county. She
said that she considered it no disgrace
to make public the matter and that if
the county auditor would give her a
statement of the amount the county
had paid out in caring for her father
she would pay the oounty the money
Mr. Whitney agreed to look the mat
ter up and send the statement, the
husband remarking that he was well
kno^T). in business circles in the twin
Cities and he guessed his check would
bo good for the amount.
County Auditor Whitney has looked
up a portion of the records and thinks
that the amount will foot up to over
$300. When he receives the money he
will place it to the credit of the poor
fund from which fund it was originally
drawn. Cases like this are very rare,
and that daughter's acts and her de
votion to the memory- of her father
are certainly to be commended.
John W Cormack was at one time a
river pilot and had drifted up into this
part of the country where he worked
in the woods and about town. He wasNavy
dissipated in his habits and old ageThe
found him without a home or shelter
that he could call bis own.
The State- Produced 00,000,000 Pounds
the Last Tear
Inspector White, of the State dairy
and food department, has prepared a
statement showing the amount of but
ter produced by each of the dairy coun
ties in the State during the past year.
Freeborn, the pioneer county in this
work, produced the highest amount,
9,900,301 pounds.
Steel county came next, with 2,937,-
838, and Waseca county third, with
2,055,460. Brown, Chisago, Carver,
Fillmore, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Mower,
Meeker, Martin, McLeod, Nicollet,
Olmsted, Redwood, Renville, Rice,
Sibley, Watonwan and Wright each
produced more than 1,000,000 pounds.
MilleLacs county produced 114,609
pounds. Isanti county 198,081 pounds,
Sherburne 356,042, Benton 284,155
pounds, Anoka 295,770, Kanabec 55,060.
Young America Football.
The Young Americas of Princeton
have caught the football fever and
have organized two teams which
started in last Saturday to chase the
pigskin around the gridiron. Jay
Berg is captain of one eleven while
Arthur Roos is captain of the other.
They played a game last Saturday
which resulted in a score of 5 to 0, and
the lads tried it again Wednesday af
ternoon with the Berg boys victors the
second time, the score being 10 to 0.
The Berg eleven averages 73 pounds
while they claim that the Roos boys
average 84 pounds, but when the lads
came to the UNI ON office last evening
they were so excited over the game
that they forgot to say whether these
weights were on a shrink or a fill, forstreets
it makes a big difference in a boy's
weight whether he is weighed just be
fore or after a meal of "Mother's
Oats." The Berg boys call themselves
the "Tigers," while the Rooseleven
are called the "Tussles." The follow
ing is the line up of the teams, the first
1 XI1 111JU WU111 1 1 I second the "Tussles:" Clyde Cravens
and Joe Dufore, 1. Forrest Van
Wormer and Chas. Chadbourne, 1
Joe Craig and Eddie Brands, 1. g. Ver
non Dickey and Lester Peterson*,
Luther Orton and Ralph Whitney, r.
g. Harold Caley and Clyde King, r.
Clair Cravens and Herman Tuber, r.
e. Leon Neely and Walter ^Mark, q.
b, Leon Lenertz and Arthur Boos, 1.
h. Cal Olson and Bert Kaliher, r. h.
Jay Berg and Willie Roos, f. b. The
young lads have the spirit and pluck
and will make good football material
some day.
Football Enthusiasts.
Last Saturday there were a good
many football enthusiasts along the
lioe went down on the passenger and
took in the game. The largest dele
was from Milaca and was headed
by W. S. Foster, who is a Minnesota
"U" graduate and wanted to get down
and help root victory for thte Minne
sota boys. There were about twenty
in the Milaca crowd and they got all
kinds of favors from the railroad com
pany They traveled on one fare for
the round trip with the pleasing satis
faction also that the train would be
held an hour for them in the evening,
and it was, too. The boys all
around in plenty of time for the train
and felt proud over the victory. Some
went down from Princeton, including
Fred Burrell, Milton Farnham and W.
C. Avery, but Avery was a Wisconsin
man and he did not show up in time
for the train, coming home Monday
after he had recovered from the defeat.
Milton Farnham felt so good over the
result of the game that he went and
bought him anew hat and several
pairs of very loud stockings, while
Fred Burrell invested a part of his
last month's earnings in some talking
ties. One of the ties was so loud that
it made such a noise that Swaddling
could not stand it in the baggage car,
while young Farnham was obliged to
throw his bundle of socks overboard, at
least they disappeared.
Sandstone Guests.
A bunch of Indians, from Mille Lacs
lake, (with their pappooses, dogs, bag
gage and hunting effects,) got on thetions
Great Northern- passenger train at
Milaca, last Monday evening, bound
for Sandstone dn a hunting expidition.
They were put into the smoking car,
which they had almost exclusively to
themselves. They were a noisy, chat
tering gang, and consequently, the
other passengers in the "smoker," va
cated going into another car, (ayesides
even the conductor and brakeman) as
it was "too warm" for them. And
their "Shi-u-mah" dialect was wholly
incomprehensible! Hinckley Enter
An Active Array and Navy.
The frequent practice of Army and
has been by many misunderstood.
real purpose was not to impress
the rest of the nations of the world,
but to keep those branches of the ser
vice active and in good working order.
The President is strongly in favor of
exercise for himself and for others.
A great many people would be better
off for some exercise, or, if they have
no time, for using golden grain belt
beer regularly with their meals. A
pure tonic like this will work wonders
with your health. Order of your near
est dealer, or be supplied by Henry
Veidt, Princeton.
Worked Both Ways.
An Iowa exchange states that one of
the most remarkable cases ever tried
in the state wa9 recently settled at
Decatur a young man bought 2,000
extra fine cigars and had them insured
for their full value, smoked them up,
and then demanded his insurance,
claiming they had been destroyed by
fire. The case was taken to court and
decided in favor of the young man.
The insurance company then had the
young man arrested for setting fire to
his own property, and the same judge
ordered that he pay a fine and go to
jail for three months.
Talking About Influence.
The recent election seems to have
demonstrated what a lot of influence
some of the Republican politicians at
Princeton haven't got.Milaca Times.
What's the matter with "some of the
Republican politicians of Princeton?"
Some of the Republicans of Princeton
gave Milaca's candidate for county at
torney-at the recent election a better
support than the Times editor accorded
In Some Respects the Other Place.
We are informed that Cripple Creek
resembles Heaven only in having its
paved with gold. Otherwise it
resembles the other place.St. Cloud
New Hotel for Cambridge.
The Arlington, the new hotel at
Cambridge, was opened to the public
last Monday. Miss Ecklund will
have the management of the hotel.
Its Transformation from a Rich Pine
Belt into a Great Stock Rais-
ing Section.
Some Heavy Purchases Made Dur-
ing the Past SummerA
Great Future.
Rum river valley, famous for its
white pine that has furnished the lum
ber marts millions of feet of clean,
sound timber for so many years, and
from which most of the pine has long
since been cut, is rapidly being changed
from a pine to a pastoral section. When
the lumbermen with ax and saw went
into that region years ago to divest it
of its great pine trees the lumbermen
little dreamed that within a few years
the land would be converted into a
great stock region, and that cattle
would be grazing on nourishing and fat
producing timothy and clover where
once the pine cones abounded profusely.
No sooner had the country been de
nuded of its forests than Nature began
to robe the apparently barren soil in
crops of gras9. Then it was that
the observing ones saw that the coun
try gave promise of becoming a rich
stock section and close on the heels of
the lumber jack came the stockman
and the farmer to enrich the land made
lonesome and desolate by the devour
ing lumberman. The seed from the
hay from the lumber camps had taken
root in the soil and began to grow up
in great profusion. A short time ago
one of the men who has seen the golden
days of lumbering in the Rum river
valley, remarked that there was more
wealth under the soil than was ever
taken out above the soil of this valley,
and developments already have proven
that his statements are more than an
idle dream.
From Milaca to the source of Rum
river at Mille Lacs lake the whole val
ley offers great inducements to the
rancher and the farmer. Already there
have been enough practical demonsta
to determine the value of Rum
river lands for stock raising and agri
cultural purposes. Th Pleasant Val
ley stock farm at Page eighteen miles
south of Mille Lacs lake, and located
on Rum river, with its large stock
barns and sheds, its cornfieldsand
meadows, and Shorthorn cattle and
Shropshire sheep grazing on the hill
rich with native grasses, is a
grand example of the adaptability of
this valley to stock raising purposes.
The proprietor, Mr. Geo. F. Thompson,
a short time ago went into what was
once the heart of the great pine forest
of Rum river, and he has to-day one of
the prettiest and best stock farms in
the whole State. The location is a
beautiful one, the river winding its
way through the farm in a picturesque
way. On a sunny slope he has erected
his farm buildings, and across on the
other side of the river may be seen the
fields of corn, while root crops and
small grain are grown very success
fully. Mention is made of this farm
because it is really right where logging
operations were the heaviest in the
whole Rum river valley and where the
largest and some of the best timber
was cut. A visit to Page and the
Thompson farm will convince anyone
that the land is a stockman's paradise.
But the Thompson farm is not the
only farm in the valley, for scattered
here and there are many stock ranches.
A short ways beyond Page is the Rush
ranch, a large tract that is fenced in
and is being made a good ranch.
Further north and located west of
Onamia is the stock farm and ranch of
W. C. Prouty, who has several hundred
head of cattle that thrive on the rich
grasses of that section
Last summer Senator Somerville and
brother of Sleepy Eye, Minn., bought
a tract of 1,000 acres adjoining the
Thompson farm on the north, apart of
the land purchased being a portion of
the Thompson farm. The Somervilles
intend to make a large ranch out of
the tract which is finely situated on
the main traveled road. They have
built a house and will erect many other
faftft buildings next year. Senator
Somerville's brother will be manager
of the farm, which will be made one of
the best in the valley.
Dr. Gibson of Minneapolis has also
bought a tract of 800 acres south of the
Thompson farm and intends to convert
it into a stock farm. Mr. Butterfield,
formerly manager of the Thompson
farm, has invested in a section of land
about five miles west of Page and has
commenced to develop it.
Those who are famaliar with the,
stock raising resources of the Rum
river valley are making sure of a part
of the soil that {s destined in a few
years to become one of the best stock
sections in the whole State.

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