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Minnesota His(o:ical Societ R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Ternig $1.00 per Tear. CONOUESTS O CUPID.tw Several Jlatrimonial Events the Past Week as the Sequel to Love's Young Dreams. Three Couples Ar Joined Together at Hymen's Altar and Are Now in Honeymoon. One of the prettiest and most unique weddings ever solemnized in Princeton was that which united the hearts and lrv es of Mr. John Grahek of the Evens Hardware Co. and Miss Ida Pearson, sister of Mrs. W Pierson. The ceremonj was performed at the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. W Pierson last Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock in the presence of the immediate rel atives of the bride and a few friends of the contracting parties. The house -\va- prettil\ decorated with flowers. The bridal party walked to their places to the strains of the wedding march which was played by Mr. Ralph Pier son. Re-\ W Erwood of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, performed the Spiritualist wedding ceremonj, using white and red roses and the ring as the h\meneal emblems and as he passed them to the bride and groom he told of the significance of the flow ers and ring and what they tjpifie d. Miss Minnie Wickstrom of Minneap olis, sister of Mrs. Charles Pearson, acted as bridesmaid, while Mr. Henry Heitman did the honors for the groom. After the ceremony the guests sat down to a wedding supper and after it was finished Rev. Erwood delivered a short and er appropriate address to the newh married couple and the guests present. Mr. and Mrs. Grahek were the re cipients of many handsome wedding gifts from relatives and friends. They have begun housekeeping in rooms o\er Mr. Pierson's store. The bride is well known in Princeton where she has resided for many 3 ears and the groom whose home is in Richmond, Stearns county, came here a \ear or so ago and is book-keeper for the E\ ens Hardware Co. is a smart, energetic oung man and the friends of the bride and groom wish them long vears of joy anu'happiness. Soule-Murdock. The wedding of Mr. Ro\ Soule of Princeton and Miss Maud Murdock. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mur dock of Milaca, was solemni/eci at the home of the bride's parents in Milaca t\ esterday morning at 8 'clock. The ceremom was conducted in the presence of a few of the relatives and intimate acquaintances of the bride and groom. There was a wedding breakfast served after which prepara tions were made the young couple to lea\ on the morning train for Kal lspell, Montana, where the groom has made his home for the pa&t three \ears and where the newly married couple will reside in the future Thej started on their journey showered with blessings, and good wishes by their friends. While the bride never made her home in Princeton she has alwavs been considered as much of a Princeton girl as she was a Milaca girl, for she taught in the Princeton schools for several 3 ears and made man} friends while here, who wish her all 103 and happiness. R03 is an old Princeton bo 3 and ma,y luck and happiness go with himself and bride. The} were met at the train when it arrived at Princeton manj of their friends who congratulated them and bade them Godspeed. Clough-Moodj. Gilbert Clough of Spencer Brook and Miss Nellie Moody of the same place were married last Sunday after noon by Rev. Gratz at the home of the bride in the presence of a few rel atives and friends. The young couple came up to Princeton Sunday and remained until the morning train, leaving for Minneapolis where they will reamin a short time. Mr. Clough has been working for Chas. Shearston and it is said the young couple will return to the Brook to live. B\-PKODUCTS OF POTATOES. TIe Could be Utilized by Domestic Com merce to Great Advantage. The Chicago Packer, the official or gan of the National Growers' and Shippers' association, runs an article under the above caption which deals with the future of the potato crop in the United States. The Packer claims that one problem to be solved before the potato industry will take its pro per place, is that of disposing of the surplus crop of a 3 ear of heavy yield. points to the wonderful change wrought in the fruit market through the introduction of canneries, driers and the candied fruit industry. The Packer predicts that utilization of the r*$. --**fl.*&f\. he by-products of the potato will ork as remarkable a change in the potato crop, and cites the experience of Germany to prove its contention. I this country the starch factories are at present the main buyers of the surplus potato crop, but in Germany the manufacture of potato alcohol has worked wonderful change. I 1896 Germany raised 16,350,000 tons of po tatoes. Then came the successful man ufacture of potato alcohol and as a result the 1901 crop showed an in crease to 48,687,000 tons. The Ger man government requires the use of an artificial coloring in the alcohol, so that its use is assured in the arts. The writer comments upon the atten tion now being given in Germany to potato by-products. speaks of the uses to which potato alcohol is put. I is rapidlj superseding oil for use in motors, in lighting and heating. One prominent German, who visited the potato-raising portions of Wiscon sin and Minnesota, stated that the manufacture of alcohol for use in the arts would make the potato growers of these sections immensely rich. I cannot." he said, ''explain all to you in the short time we are here. Will send data when I get home that will showr THyE PRINCETON%^W*-sr?^"^*. you how we Germans are independent now of American oil W call our Standard Oil Co. a great hog. Our potato alcohol has solved the problem for us. W are lighting cities, running steam launches, motor cars and all kinds of machinery with it as well as cooking and heating our houses. I is the successor for oil. since no monopoly can control it.'' But Germany has removed the gov ernment tax on alcohol. The heavy tax still exists in this country and without its removal the potato alcohol industry is impossible in the United States. I must be remembered that the problem to be solved is the dis posal of the surplus crop and of the culls and inferior stock. Will the potato growers of the United States seek to have this tax removed?, That the Packer declaresis the solution of the problem upon wrhich hangs the great future for the potato industry of this country.Moorehead News. Starch. Factories Close. The Princeton starch factory closed down last Saturday for the season, the bulk of refuse potatoes having been marketed. The factory at Dalbo closed down about ten days ago after having ground about 25,000 bushels of potatoes. The light runs at the starch factories shows what a small crop of potatoes there was in the country as compared with the average yield. There has been a shortage of about two-thirds of the usual crop in this section and dealers say that the re ceipts are going to be very light this year. Last week the receipts aver aged about six cars a day and deal ers think that this will be the heavi est receipts for a week this season. There are quite a few merchantable potatoes still held by the farmers, but he is a very fortunate farmer who has from 500 to 10,00 bushels of 'potatoes in his cellar for a later market. Hold ings are small. The government re port places the shortage of the crop for the whole country at 20,000,000 bushels, with Minnesotha, Iowa and Wisconsin show ing the heaviest short age of any of the potato states. The crop in the east is a big one and the west has had a good crop. Washing ton reports a big crop and Mr. Cut ler, who former ly lived in Princeton, says that potatoes there are selling at about fort\ cents a hundred, with a sixty-cent rate from there to Missouri river points. Greeley, Colorado, and also western Utah and all potato-rais ing sections on the other side of the mountains, have a good crop. The Minnesota market this year is mainly a local one, supplying local markets in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, but as the crop in Minnesota is light dealers will have no trouble in dis posing of their stock. The southern seed stock from Minnesota may possi bly be worth a very fair price about the first of the year when shipments begin to be made to southern markets, as this class of potatoes is short as well as the white stock. Delay in Dedication. I was expected that the annex to the high school would be ready to dedicate on Friday of this week but the work of finishing up the building has been so slow that it will be impos sible to get the building ready. The blackboards are not in and there is some of the laboratory that is not yet finished as the plumbers are not through connecting up the sinks, and then the inside finish is not dr enough yef, as the heating plant was only started up a few days ago. Prof Selleck says he is not able to state just when the building can be dedi cated. expects to have State high school inspector Geo. Aiton deliver an address at the dedication and a good program is being arranged the pupils. ROBBED KILLED. Christ Lien of Hannaford, N is Robbed and Murdered While te E Route to Olendorado. Pound Dead in an All ey in Minneap- olis Sunday Horning With His Skull Fractured. Early last Sunday morning the dead body of Christ Lien was found in the alley right off Washington avenue near First avenue south, Minneapo lis, and he was identified by a re ceipted bill he had in his pocket. The bill bore the imprint of a merchant in Hannaford, N D., and the police wired to the party and ascertained that Lien had been there for some time and had left that place a few days before his death. There was no money found on his person. His skull was fractured, having been struck appar ently by brass knuckles and the man was evidently robbed and then killed by thugs or toughs who had seen him show some money about the saloons or other resorts in Minneapolis. Lien has distant relatives living in Glen dorado, and his folks reside in the old country owned forty acres of land the town of Glendorado and it is said that some time ago he con tracted to sell the piece of land and received a small pajment down. Lien was on his way to Glendorado to sell the land, having left Hannaford for that purpose. had been running a farm near Hannaford on shares and had three teams and a small amount of grain. I is-said that when he left Hannaford he had about $50 and he had a habit of showing his money wrhen he was under the influence of liquor which he must have been when he met his death. The bod\ will be buried at Minneapolis. THAXK.SGH INCr PROCLAMATION. President Designates Thursday, November 36, as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. The president has issued the follow ing Thanksgiving proclamation: '"The season is at hand when, ac cording to the custom of our people, it falls upon the president to appoint a day of praise and thanksgiving to God. During the last year the Lord has dealt bountifully with us, giving us peace at home and abroad and a chance for our citizens to work for their welfare unhindered by war. fam ine or plague. I behooves us not only to rejoice greatly because of what has been given us. but to accept it with a solemn sen se of responsibil ity, realizing that under heaven, it rests with ourselves are worthj to use thus been intrusted no other place and has the experiment the people, the people, and for the people, been tried on so \ast a scale as here in our own country in the opening years of the twentieth centur\. Failure would not only be a dreadful thing for us, but a dreadful thing for all mankind, because it would mean loss of hope for all who believe in the power and righteousness of libertj. Therefore, in thanking God for mer cies extended to us in the past, vie beseech him that he may not withhold them in the future and that our hearts may be aroused to war steadfastly for good and against all forc es of evil, public and private. W pray for strength and light, so that in the com ing years we maj with cleanliness, fearlessness, and wisdom, do/our al lotted work on earth in such a manner as to show that we are not altogether unworthy of the blessings we have re ceived. to show that we aright what has to our care. I at no other time of government of "Now, therefore, I Theodore Roose velt, president of the United States, do herebj designate as a day of gen eral thanksgiving Thursday,' the 26th day of November, and do recommend that throughout the land the people cease from their wonted occupations, and in their several homes and places of worship render thanks unto Al mighty God for his manifold mercies." as the True Western Spirit. Roy Soule arrived from Kalispell, Montana, Saturday to figure in the matrimonial event at Milaca yesterday morning, mention of which is made in this issue of the i found time to remain in Princeton Monday and visit his relatives and old friends who were pleased to see him. left Princeton three years ago to grow up with the western country and he has prospered so far. Roy clerked at the Caley hardware stor^ long enough to get a pretty good idea of the business and when he struck Kalispell he soon secured a good position with one of the large wholesale hardware stores in that ci ty and has been with them ever sinc e. He-says that Kalispell is JatJH^ffl'11! 1IMII PBINCETON,MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOTEMBER 12, 19031 SOOIETfoj^E growing fast and has a big trade over a wide extent of territory. One of the leading industries is that of lumber ing and much of the product is shipped to Butte and the mining regions in that vicinity. The copper war at Butte is beginning to make itself felt as far away as Kalispell, for with the closing down of many of the mines by the Amalgamated Copper company there is little demand for mining tim ber, and the crews of the trains that haul the products of the mines to the smelters have been cut down and laid off until now a conductor is glad to get a position as an ordinary brake man. The country around Kalispell is a stockman's paradise and the cat tlemen have the range all to them selves, the sheepmen so far not having been able to get a foothold in that sec tion. Roy says it's a great country for big game and one day this fall he went out a few miles and trapped a big grizzly and secured two cubs. Deer, sheep and goats are very plentifu l. says he likes the country very much and would not care to come back to Minnesota to live. A RICH BROWN ROAST. The Blue Earth City Post Pays Its Re spects to Van Sam's Bank Examiner. State Bank Examiner S Johnson has recently sent a circular letter to Judge of Probate John W Vance of this county, notifying him that he can not find any law allowing him to chrage his postage stamps to the county. The office of the judge of probate is a salaried office, and the letters written by that office are county business. This is drawing it out pretty fine, This man Johnson is continu ally hunting for some fine work while larger game is allowed to '"run at large." The State Bank of Mapleton is under his jurisdiction. For 3 ears young Buck has been carrying on a systematic career of forgery, and this man Johnson is supposed to look af ter all such institutions for the pro tection of the people who help to pay his salary. But he has been too busy teaching county auditors their duty, cutting off postage that rightfully be long to probate judges, finding fault with honest and capable county offi cers, just to show them how smart he is, and introducing torn foolery no tions into auditors' offices where most of i*ose offieers know more in a min ute than Van Sant's upstart examiner ever knew. has been doing this while Buck, and the good Lord only know how man) more ha\ been steal ing the people blind. If Johnson is not legally holding, he is morally at fault for this Mapleton failure. The office of State examiner is an impor tant one, when properly conducted, but it is too big and too broad an. office for such a narrow, self-conceited fellow as GoAernor Van Sant's John son. The law says that the county shall furnish stationery for the judge of probate, and at least some of our best lawyers claim that stationery, as used in that sense, includes stamps, and he will be very likely to write just as manj letters and use just as many stamps in the future as the business of his office requires, and he will con tinue to ""draw on the county" for postage, and when Johnson comes down and calls our county commis sioners to task, he maj get another calling down from Senator Putnam, who has once or twice done it ''to the queen's taste," and is probably wait ing for an opportunity to get at him again.Blue Earth City Post. Real Estate Transfers. The following are the real estate transfers in Mille Lacs county as filed with Register of Deeds Chapman dur ing the past week: Edward A. Rider and wife to George H. Beatv, ne% of sw^ of sec. 6, At Robbins Edward A Rider and wife to Ellen Bartlett, lots 2 and 3 aDd sej^ of nwi4 of sec 6 42-27 Robbins William Carmody and wife to Jos ephine Carmody nwJi of nwM of sec 22, Greenbush Judson Goss and wife to Magnus Anderson, ne% of nw# and the e\ of thenwJ4 of nwii of sec 2, Bogus Brook Charles Keith (unmarried) to Char lotte Goss, n' of nwK of sec. 2, Bogus Brook Mary E Chadbourne and husband to Peter Tengblad, ne'A of ne# of sec. 14, Milaca Charles Braford and wife to J. W. McClure, sy2 of neJi and of se% of sec 6,4-2-27 Robbins Arthur Wiseman and wife to Martha M. McClure, ne# of neM of sec 6, Onamia. Augustus Pulsifer (widower) to Rosa Carus, lots 7 and 8 in block 75 of Princeton townsite Fay Cravens and wife to I W. Den mson one acre in the northwest corner of the swH of se% of sec. 33, Princeton I. W Dennison (single) to Amanda Cravens, one acre in the northwest coiner of the swJi of se of sec. 33, Princeton Charlotte M. Goss and husband to Ella Graham, the swii of sec. 22, Page Woodcock & Oakes to Thomas De gerhas, lot 2 in block 1 of West Lawn i Samuel A. Carew (single) to Libbie Saxon, seven and acres in the sek. of nw!4 of sec. 27. Princeton Woodcock & Oakes to Louis DeGer lias, lot 1 block 1 of West Lawn Woodcock & Oakes to Eda Henschel, lot 7 block 1 of West Lawn PRINCETOJGIRLSWI Princeton High School Basket Ball Team Defeats Elk River by i Score of 36 to 4. The Wood market Jluch Lower Than a Year AgoHore Wood and More Coal the Cause "We came, we saw, we conquered." That's what the Elk River basket ball team could read in the faces of the victorious members of the Princeton basket ball team after the ball was over" last Saturday and the score stood 36 to 4 in favor of the Prince ton high school team, which went down to Elk River and gave the stout and staring young ladies of that quiet little town some lessons iri basket ball. But it was the Elk River team's first game, and this in part explains the low score. 'Yet when our small-sized misses made their appearance on the grounds the Elk River young ladies sized them up as easy marks, but the game had not progressed far before the Princeton team had the Elkesses badly on the run. I the first half of the game the score stood 21 to 2, Elk River making but one basket, the only basket they won at all the remaining two scores being on free throws on Princeton fouls. The personnel of the Princeton team was the same as when they plajed Anoka, Lula Rines, playing with the team at that time. All the girls played well, and Grant, Nachbar and Jaax constituted an invincible trio that baffled the attacks of the Elk River girls. These three would pass the ball along and Miss JaaxVould never fail to land it in the basket. The Princeton team waa hospitably entertained by the Elk River girls who took them to the Blanchett hotel for dinner. Prof. Selleck, several of the teachers and a few scholars went down to see the game. Prof. Selleck acted as referee and Miss Trout as umpire. The Princeton team expects to go down to Anoka Thanksgiving week to play the "highs" of that place. The Elk River team may come to Prince ton for a game next week. The Wood Market. The wood market is apt to be much lower than it was a 3 ear ago when there was practically no coal on the market and everybody had to use wood. Along with the scarcity of coal was the scarcity of wood a great many times, as the farmers a year ago were pretty busy hauling other things than wood, but in the timber sections this year many of the farmers have been obliged to fall back on their wood for a revenue and the result is there is plenty of wood being offered in town these days, and when hauling gets good the prospects are that there will be lots of woqd and it will sell at a much lower figure than it did a year ag o, when most any kind of a load of sawed wood was good for $1.75 per cord. Good maple and iron wood and some good loads of mixed wood have sold at this price this season, but the price has dropped quite a lit tle the last few days and a good load of maple can now be bought at $1.50. The farmer in the timber sections is entitled to a good price for his wood, as he has been compelled to go ^into winter with very short crops, but when all the farmers get to hauling wood the price is sure to drop. Carrying Things Too Far That the State warden's authority is too broad, and especially for a small man, was evidenced at the Union depot in Minneapolis a short time ago, when Sammy Fullerton broke into the trunks of many inno cent travelers. Sam didn't have any idea of finding any great amount of game ,but he did have a great desire for vengeance, and the innocent people had to stand by and see their belong ings strewn about promiscuously. This is carrying things too far, and a change should be made in the law. Cambridge Independent. James Burke at Hospital. James Burke of Milaca who is con nected with the E Hicks Land and Investment Co. of Minneapolis, and who has for the past few months been actively engaged in advancing the in terests of his company through this part of the State, is laid up at the Northwestern hospital with inflamma tory rheumatism. went to the hos pital about five days ago for treat ment and while he is quite sick he is a "stand patter" and with the treat ment he can receive at the hospital he hopes to be able to get out in a short time. XXYTT. NO. 48. MIMIE'S THMS. ["Minnie's Thinks" do not necessarily ex press the views of either the editor or publisher of the UNIO N. Brother editors, please bear this in mind PUB. UNION S T. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 11 1903. Since January first the dairy and food department has collect ed $4,472 in fines in 242 successful prosecutions for violation of the pure food law. i* Marcus Munn is not 3 on the supreme bench and is not likeh to be if the people have their say. $$- Labor Commissioner John O'Don nell has the right idea. says he was put at the head of a department to attend to its business and not to do political work. Too few officials real ize this important fact. Doesn't it make you sick to see the papers publish columns of stuff about the wedding presents of Miss Goelet, the American heiress who has married title? These people never did a thing so good for this country as when they betook themselves to for eign shores to disport their cheap no toriety among people equally worth less. $- A State university man said the other daj "We intend to keep kick ing every day on the board of control until we make things so generally un pleasant that the next legislature will be glad to give us ourwaj." Don't be too sure. The people may get on to these tactics. Judge Jamison told a friend the other day that in a short time there would be half a dozen candidates for governor in the field. Of course that's the administration game. I may not work. Sam Fullerton is getting the worst of it in his debate with the supreme court. People generally are pleased with the court's decision which says that even a game warden cannot steal a deer skin from its rightful owner without punishment. That's good sense and good law. $ i $- Evidently the stre et railway com pany has forgiven the governor, Mr. Munn is again a caller at the gov- ernor's office. 4- 4- It's too bad kjtftte &eiiators are barred from State offices lieU 3 ear. They are getting lots of booming. Senator Shell is mentioned as a good man for lieutenant governor and Sen ator Somerville for attorney general. 5* $- Three quarts of strawberries were picked by a St. Paul man in his gar den last Sunday. How's that for climate. MINNIE. Church Dedication. The German Lutheran church of Germany will be dedicated with ap propriate ceremony next Sunday. Rev. Otto Strauch, the pastor of the church, will have charge of the dedicatory services and will be assisted by the former pastor of the church, Rev. Theo. Reu ter, of Leaf ValleyRev John Fack ler of Maple Grove, and Rev. Theo. Laetsch of Deer Park, Wis. The lat ter will speak in English in the after noon at three o'clock. The congrega tion will assemble at the old church at 10:30 a. where a short service will be held and the congregation will say goodbye to the old building in which they have worshipped so long, and then march to the new edifice where the regular services will be held. A dinner will be served on the grounds at noon and there will be plenty of facilities for hitching and caring for teams. Tn the evening at the church there will be a lecture by A Shabaz, a converted Persian. Dehorn Your Stock. Farmers ought to more fully realize the importance of dehorning their cat tle when the stock is young. This week Emmet Mark bought several head of cattle for his feed lots that had to be dehorned and to dehorn cattle after they become two and three years old sets them back in growth and from a feeding standpoint seriously cripples them. The cattle that are raised in this section are most all sold for feed ing purposes and shipment to market and are bought at the stock yards by feeders who will pay much more for young stock if they are dehorned. Mr. Mark said that he would have paid fifty cents more a hundred for the cattle he had to dehorn if they had been dehorned when they were 3 oung, as they should have been. Farmers who raise cattle should bear this mat ter of dehorning in mind as it means more money for their cattle.