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A Tip From Headquarters Sets Bus*
iness Men to Thinking: and
Quick Action is Taken.
Volunteer Fire Department Organized
With B. O. Brown as Chief
Good Start Made.
At last Princeton is to have another
volunteer fire department and the ball
was started rolling last Tuesday even
ing when a well attended mass meeting
of the business men and citizens of
Princeton met at the Caley Hardware
store and made preliminary arrange
ments for the re-organization of the
A few dajs ago every insurance
agent in Princeton recehed a copy of
"the following circular letter which was
the means of setting the business men
to thinking:
Minneapolis, Minn., April 11, 1904.
"Dear Sir:We have ]ust re
ceived advices that our fire de
partment has disbanded and that
you now ha"\ no volunteer fire de
partment organization. If this is
true, we suggest that the matter be
fixed up and our department put
in proper order. If the companies
get this report they will insist that
the town be rated accordingly
which would mean an increase
rates, and if this is done it would
take you some little time before
you could get the increase re
scinded. We have had this expe
rience in other places and we hope
you will take advantage of our
suggestions and interest yorself
so that you can report very shortly
that you have a first-class volun
teer fire organization.
"Trusting we may hear some
thing from you in a few days, we
are, Yours truly,
Walter I. Fisher, Secretary.
Not long after the old fire depart
ment disbanded the insurance com
panies raised the rates in Princeton,
but this did not seem to suffice, and
this last pointer was an e\e opener.
At the mass meeting Tuesday night
M. J. Jaax was chosen chairman and
D. C. Johnson secretary. There were
several speeches made by the business
men who seemed to all be of the opin
ion that something ought to be done
and that right away. Volunteers wrere
called for and in a very short time
twenty-three good husky joung fel
lows had volunteered their services
for fires. The names are as follows:
M. C. Nachbar, Thos. Kaliher, Ira
Bullis, P. Morneau, B. O. Brown,
Joe Brands, C. A. Caley, D. C. John
son, C. V. Ossell, A. Holm, Frank
Morneau, L. G. Byers, Roj Jesmer.
S. G. Stanley, Chas. McRea, Os King,
J. F. Zimmerman. O. Stark, E. C.
Myers, James N. Johnson, Csven New
ton, M. J. Jaax, Wm. Stephdni.
The fire laddies have organized by
eleoting B. O. Brown as chief, Adolph
Holm, assistant chief, D. C. Johnson,
secretary and Frank Morneau, treas
urer. The boys met last evening to
take measures to perfect the organiz
ation by adopting by-laws, etc., and
it is up to the council now to put the
keystone in the oragnization by mak
ing provisions for paying the boys for
their work while on duty. As soon as
the company is regularly organized it
will be eligible for State relief which
amounts to over $100 annually and
this sum belongs to the fire depart
ment and cannot be used by the vil
lage for any other purposes whatever.
The list of volunteers is a good one
and most of the boys are handy in
case of fire and under proper encour
agement the new department ought to
be a great success.
Princeton Egg Market.
The egg market at Princeton is re
ceiving as much attention at the pres
ent time as a race horse at a country
fair. A Union man dropped in at
Capfc. Patterson's "eggery" the other
day and there were baskets of eggs,
boxes of eggs, crates of eggs, and
eggs all about. Big eggs and little
eggs, tan-colored eggs, and eggs white
as the driven snow, all ready for the
deft handling of the packer and ship
ment to the cities where they soon fall
into the hands of the hired girls and
cooks and scramble around in great
shape for a short time and are seen no
Capt. Patterson said that he had a
little time on his hands and that he
proposed to test the practicability of
establishing a permanent egg and
farm produce market in Princeton,
with eggs and butter as a specialty,
and he said that if the proposition
looked at all promising that a per
manent business of this character
would be established here in Prince
ton, and a cold storage might follow.
Princeton is considerable of a market
for eggs and butter and for that mat
ter farm produce of all kinds, and there
is no question but what a good cash
market could be established here un
der the proper conditions. Mr. Pat
terson is buying all the way from a
dozen to fifteen cases of eggs daily
at present and was pajing thirteen
cents last Mondaj. He thinks that
the receipts of eggs at Princeton will
average around two dozen cases daily
and that of this number about one-half
are used in home consumption while
the remainder are shipped to Duluth
and the twin cities.
The merchants of Princeton have
not taken kindly to the invasion of the
market by Mr. Patterson and at a
meeting Mondaj night to consider
matters of interest to the retail deal
ers' association the egg question was
brought up for discussion and it was
decided to start the market Tuesday
morning at fourteen cents in trade or
thirteen cents cash, the same as Pat
terson paid Monday. Mr. Patterson
opened the market at fourteen cents
cash Tuesday and proceeded to do
business. Later on the merchants ad
vanced the price another cent, or four
teen for cash and fifteen cents in
trade. Mr. Patterson stood pat and
paid fourteen cents straight during the
day. It's a new feature and new feat
ures alwaj disturb the equilibrium
for a time. Matters will probably set
tle down to an even tenor in a short
time. Eggs were up to fifteen cents
Spelling Contest a Draw.
The spelling team of the Princeton
high school returned home last Satur
day afternoon feeling jubilant. They
were not exactly victors for they had
not won the contest from the Elk River
team but they split the honors even so
that Elk River could not claim the
victory. Prof. Selleck and several of
the teachers accompanied the team and
the alternates and there were a few
rooters went along to cheer up the
team. The contest was held in the
Union church. All members of the
Princeton team were able to take their
places with the exception of Mont
Woodcock who was taken ill just after
supper and Ida Smith was substituted
in his place. The contest proceeded
for some time before any of the team
were retired, but Jennie Bojle, Hazel
Jaax and Clyde VanWormer dropped
out as the words kept getting harder
and harder, though the Elk River
team stood firm and all appeared to
be stajers, when alas, came a few
stunners and trippers that sent three
to their seats, and then there was a
tie. soon however to be broken by
another of the Elk River spellers be
ing retired. This left Princeton in
the lead but by a narrow margin of
one and it remained this way until
Grace Morehouse went down on the
word demesne and made the contest
even, for those remaining on the floor
stood pat until time was called. There
was nothing else to do but call the
contest a draw, and it is hoped at
some future time to try another contest
and settle the fight. Both teams did
well and had evidently familiarized
themselves with the words that were
to be given them.
"At Chambers."
The work of enlarging and redecor
ating the office of Judge Searles in
the court house is now completed, and
the judge now has comfortable and
handsome quarters in keeping with the
dignity and importance of his office.
The judge's private office has been
nearly doubled in size by the removal
of a partition on the west side, throw
ing two rooms into one, and adding
a window as well. The walls are pa
pered in a handsome old-English de
sign, the hardwood floors are varn
ished, a handsome new art-square rug
nearly covers the floor, while the en
larged apartment permits the cases
containing the judge's legal library to
be placed in his room immediately at
hand. The improvements also extend
to the office of Court Stenographer
Woodward, which apartment has been
given more available room by the re
moval of the bookcases, is papered in
the same stjle as the judge's room,
and has been generally brightened up
with new decorations. In their ren
ovated and newly-decorated quarters
Judge Searle and Mr. Woodward are
both more comfortably situated than
formerly.St. Cloud Journal-Press.
To Assuage His Grief.
Too assuage the grief of the editor
of the Anoka Union, Messrs. Dunn
and Collins might retire from the gu
bernatorial contest in his favor. For
governor Granville S. Pease. There
you have it. The only drawback to
this is that his Democratic opponent
might be able to get the big end of the
ratio in the count of ballotssay
about eighty-five to thirty-six. Per
haps it would be a consoling thought
for Brother Pease, however, to feel
"that he also ran."Irish Standard.
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year. PEINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, 3ONNES0TA, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 190*.
for es-ffs and butter and for that mat- TPHP ATMlff A XT f* A "PT\0 reDort of tbd nontrcmHr* rmViiicVio^ TVT^T ITITT\T
Season for House Cleaning and the
Assessor Draws NighWhat
Are You Worth.
A List of Those Who Will Enumer-
ate Real and Personal Assets
of This Section.
Keep your eye on the assessor. He
will start out soon with his portfolio
and make a "correct" list of all real
and personal property in the State of
Minnesota. On Thursday of next
week they will gather at the county
auditor's office to receive their sup
plies and instructions, and will then
be in readiness to do business. This
year all real property will be listed
along with the personal property.
The list of assessors in Mille Lacs
county and adjoining territory is as
Bogus BrookA. J. Franzen.
BorgholmC. E. Newberg.
East SidePeter Sehlin,.
Foreston VillageGeo. Lockwood
GreenbushS. J. Knoble.
HaylandAxel Berg.
Isle HarborT. E. Potts.
MiloSam Pearson.
MiiacaThomas Flagstad.
Milaca VillageChas. Wills.
OnamiaP. Peterson.
PageGuy Butterfield.
PrincetonCharles Berrj
Princeton VillageT. F. Scheen.
RobbinsMarcus Martin.
South HarborH. G. Booth.
Blue HillChas. Hoyt.
BaldwinFrank Wallace.
SantiagoT. J. May berg.
LivoniaM. K. Iliff.
Spencer BrookA. J. Nichols.
WyanettJohn D. Olson.
DalboLouis Anderson.
Different Kinds of Loyalty.
Judge Collins' self-recommendation
which some critical persons might
consider slightly egotistical, that he
is the only candidate who would be a
reliable servant of the people if nom
inated and elected naturally has had
an unexpected effect in drawing from
voters with the ordinary defects of
character that envious criticism that
excessive virtues always seem to pro
voke. It can be said at the outset
that there is every reason why the
judge should be a reliable servant of
the people and the Republican party.
They have kept him in office for thirty
one years and a feeling of loyalty
would naturally arise in one so sig
nally honored. If for the first time in
a generation the judge is out of office
his retirement from the supreme bench
was timed as near as possible to his
hoped-for higher elevation, so that his
offffice-holding presumably should be
interrupted as little as possible.
In spite of this prima facie case of
loyalty due to ordinary gratitude
there are voters who claim that if the
report that Judge Collins accepted the
appointment as senator from Gov.
Lind is true he was loyal only to Col
lins. It is possible that the judge,
in his political inexperience, did not
recognize that his action would bring
the bitterest internal dissentions into
the Republican party and leave it a
prey to Democratic schemes and at
Then there are others, perhaps of
jealous nature, who assert that Judge
Collins did not support and did not
even vote for Mr. Eustis when the lat
ter was a candidate. As to the second
assertion no one except Judge Collins
can speak authoritatively, but his re
liable loyalty probably led him to
cast his ballot for his party's nominee,
although he was heard to say during
the campaign that he would not vote
for him, and his well-known negative,
if not hostile, attitude caused concern
in Republican councils.
A glance at the convention proceed
ings when Mr. Eustis was nominated
discloses two kinds of loyalty, and
will, perhaps, throw some light upon
the Collins kind. Mr. Eustis received
on the last ballot 555 votes. Mr. Van
Sant 395 and Judge Collins 228.
When Mr. Van Sant was called on
after Mr. Eustis was nominated, he de
livered, although a candidate disap
pointed and beaten by a compara
tively small margin, a speech ringing
with loyalty from which it is necessary
to quote only one sentence: "But we
are all Republicans and no Republican
will carry the flag further into the
enemy's camp the coming fall than I
will, unless he has better ability to do
Then Judge Collins was called for.
The Judge had staked little on the
result, for with commendable caution
he had retained his seat on the su
preme bench and his small vqte proves
that he lost a very small chance. The
judge spoke as follows, according to a
report of the convention pubilshed at
that time:
I congratulate the convention upon
the outcome of a somewhat heated con
troversy. 1 congratulate it upon the
selecting of a standard bearer. I be
lieve the controversy is ended and all
differences buried and that you will
all give to Mr. Eustis the support he
deserves. My friends will stand
loyally by the ticket. It will be op
posed by a man of high character, a
man who has gone to the front. I
don't believe he wanted the nomina
tion^ and I don't believe he will accept
it unless he believes that having re
ceived favors in the past he cannot de
cline to enter this fight. Go on and
com|lete your ticketone -that will
recommend itself to the people of the
If a voter really doubted that relia
ble loyalty to his party that the judge
intimates in his distinguishing charac
teristic he might point out the fact
that Judge Collins did not congratu
late the convention upon the selection
of "the" standard bearer but of "a"
standard bearer that he did not say
I" will give Mr. Eustis the support
he deserves but '-you" will give, etc.
Justice, however, compels recognition
his promise that "my friends will
stand loyally by the ticket." Arte
mus Ward with equal unselfishness
offered to send all his wife's relatives
to the ar. Then the judge, standing
on the platform of a Republican con
vention, after failing to pledge his
own hearty support to the nominee,
launched into laudation of the rival
Democratic candidate. An action
probably without parallel in the polit
ical history of the Sate.
Judge Collins is right when he sends
out circulars advising the -voters to
select loyal public servants who can
be relied upon. There can be no
question as to the wisdom of the ad
vice and there is no doubt that the Re
publican voters will follow it when the
nominating convention assembles.
Pioneer Press.
Interment at Oak Knoll Cemeterj Under
Masonic Auspices.
The funeral of the late Richard H.
Depew was held at the residence of
IST. E. Jesmer on last Sunday at 2 p.
m.^ The bodj arrived from St. Paul
JsstfThursday and was taken to the
Jesmer residence to await burial,
which owing to the stormy weather
was postponed until Sunday. Brief
funeral services were held at the home
of the deceased in St. Paul on Thurs
day and were under the auspices of
the Druids of which Mr. Depew was a
member. The services Sunday were
attended by the relatives and a large
number of the old friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Depew. The services were taken
in charge by the local Masons at the
request of Ancient Landmark lodge of
St. Paul of which Mr. Depew was a
member. Rev. Gratz officiated at the
funeral and at the grave the Masonic
burial ceremony was observed.
Richard H. Depew was born in Mc
Connellsville, Ohio, on April 2, 1832,
and he was married to Mary Jane
Goulding in Cincinnati March 9, 1854.
They came to Minnesota in 1856 and
remained a short time and returned
in 1861, and for some time made
Princeton their home. It was at this
time that Princeton was threatened
with the horrors of an Indian out
break and Mr. Depew designed and
helped build the old stockade that was
erected at Princeton to protect the in
habitants from the Indians. In 1870
Mr. Depew removed to St. Anthony
and later to the city of St. Paul where
he resided until his death. By trade
he was an expert machinist and pat
tern maker and he designed and built
the first stationary engine ever made
in Minesota. He had the reputation
of being the best machinist in the
State and up to a short time prior to
his death he worked at pattern making.
Mr. and Mrs. Depew celebrated their
golden wedding last March and it was
an occasion in which they took great
pride and interest. At that time Mr.
Depew was ailing some but managed
to keep up to celebrate the golden
event in his life, and soon after the
wedding anniversary he took to his
bed with pneumonia and lingered for
five weeks. He had the distinction of
being a eousin of Chauncy Depew the
orator and statesman.
No children were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Depew, and the widow who is
the oldest of the Goulding children
will make her home with her relatives
in Princeton in the future.
No Wonder They Burned.
"My ears,are burning terribly," re
marked Mrs. Simpson. "Somebody
must be talking about me."
"Wouldn't doubt it a bit," re
sponded Mr. Simpson. "I see that
another family is moving into the
house we moved out of, and you know
the condition you left it in."Indian
apolis News.
Eddie Lox Falls Under Freight Train
at Oak Park and Narrowly
Escapes Horrible Death.
Hip Fractured and Spine Injured-
Brought to Northwestern Hos-
pital for Treatment.
Eddie Lox, a little lad thirteen
years of age fell under the moving
cars of a freight train at Oak Park
last Saturday and had a most mirac
ulous escape from meeting a horrible
death. Had it not been for the quick
presence of mind of Sheriff Claggett
who witnessed the accident the boy
would have been mangled in a horri
ble manner by the cars.
Lox was standing at the station
as the freight came along and he at
tempted to jump onto one of the cars,
but missed his hold and fell down,
rolling under the car. Several per
sons were standing by the train at the
time and saw the boy fall. As he fell
under the cars he was clear of the
wheels and brake-rods, and beams
but he attempted to raise up and was
struck instantly by one of the brake
beams and his body would in a minute
have been crushed and mangled had
not Sheriff Claggett taken in the situ
ation at once and pulled the boy out
without a wheel hitting the little fel
low. He was taken to Milaca and on
Tuesday was brought down to the
Northwestern hospital to have his
injuries attended to. Dr. Nichols
came down with the boy and Dr.
Cooney examined the nature of the in
juries and found that one hip was
badly fractured while the spine was
also badly injured. The boy's condi
tion is pitiable, as his mother is dead
and his father's whereabouts is un
known. He has a married sister living
near Milaca.
The nature of his injuries are such
that it is hard to determine at present
what chances the boy has for recov
ery, but there are fears that he will be
crippled for life because of his acci
The Cut-o\er Lands.
Editor Pease had time enough on
his recent trip to Duluth to note the
evidences of trespassing' of the 'cut
over timber lands. He says:
"I'm not sticking my nose up any
more at any cut-over timber lands.
Land that you and I wouldn't look at
ten years ago, believing it to be worth
less, is in demand to-day, and in only
a few years it will boast of neat farm
houses, big barns and all that goes
towards making a desirable home.
Between here and Duluth I've made a
number of trips, and I looked upon
the country we passed through as a
barren waste. Last month, making
the same trip, I saw here and there,
as I passed through the different
counties, the new settler's shack, the
foundation of a home. It opened my
eyes to the fact that only a few years
must slip by and all that country will
be taken up by the thrifty settler and
will be producing crops of all kinds,
thereby adding to the wealth of Min
nesota. The beginning has been
made, and it is well.''
Preached His Last Sermon in Princeton
Sunday MorningUnion Services.
Last Sunday was the farewell Sun
day in Princeton for Rev. Steenson
who since last July has been pastor of
the Congregational church and who
tendered his resignation to take effect
May 1st. Rev. Steenson's leave tak
ing was made the occasion for union
services during the day by the Meth
odist and Congregational churches,
at the very warm-hearted suggestion
of Rev. Gratz.
The services in the morning were
held at the Congregational church at
which time Rev. Steenson preached
his farewell sermon. The church was
filled and the services were interesting
throughout. Rev. Steenson certainly
disappointed any who may have ex
pected the customary farewell talk,
for his sermon was totally devoid of
any such features.
He spoke from the sixth chapter of
Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians, the
key stone text being "Be strong in
the Lord and the power of his might."
The warfare for righteousness was a
great conflict, against a great enemy
principalities, powers and rulers of
darkness of the wprld.
Rev. Steenson's sermon was one
worthy of the theme and was delivered
with much spirit and force. He paid his
respects to the "higher criticism," of
the Bible by charging this modern fad
up to the work of the "rulers of dark
ness" and said the enemy of righteous
ness would remove the leaves of the
Bible until there was nothing but the
cover. The "scarlet chord of the
8SS- feaSJJoK'Jiii
atonement" was also marked for
In the battle for spiritual victory
creed or denomination was of little
consequence, as it mattered not whether
the forces marched to the bugle call of
Congregationalism of the drum beat
of Presbyterianism. What were es
sential were the breast plate of right
eousness, the sandals of the prepara
tion of the gospel of peace, the shield
of faith and the helmit of salvation.
In the evening Rev. Steenson oc
cupied the pulpit with Rev. Gratz at
the M. E. church, Rev. Gratz deliv
ered the sermon, choosing his text from
1 Cor. and the final verse of the fif
teenth chapter, "Therefore, my be
loved brethren, be ye steadfast, un
movable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord." The sermon was
an eloquent plea for the upbuilding
and preservation of Christian char
Had it not been for a misunderstand
ing F. A. Shore would have cancelled
his Episcopal service in the morning
and joined in the union service. He
thought Rev. Steenson would preach
the evening, instead of the morning.
Mark's May Sale.
The May sale of the E. Mark Live
Stock Co. will be held on Saturday,
May 7th, and this sale will be a great
western horse sale, as it opens up the
season for this class of horses. Mark
has established a great market for
western horses in Minnesota and his
sales are advertised far and wide
about the country. Each season he
sells several hundred head, and he
will start the present season with a
fine lot of western horses. Of course
he will have what any farmer or buyer
would like in the way of domestic,
draft, or driving horses, besides offer
ing cattle of all kinds from the best
thoroughbred to the stocker and feed
er. Then he has goats and sheep and
hogs and anything that a buyer might
ask for. The bills for the big sale will
be out soon and keep your eye on
them and be in Princeton May 7th.
Reflections of a Bachelor.
A person is pretty smart not to think
he is smarter than he is.
It's just the irony of fate to have
the furnace want to draw like a whirl
wind in the warming weather.
The servant girl problem is not only
how to keep those you want, but to
gefrid'of those yeti dont want.
From the way a woman acts when
she goes out in a new spring hat you'd
think she was scorching in a big red
It is no use to save money by stop
ping drinking because of what you
have to give your wife, who believes
you save ten times as much that way
as you do.New York Press.
School Teachers Engaged.
The board of education met last
night to engage the teachers for the
Princeton schools for next jear and
the present corps of teachers was re
tained by the board, no changes being
made, though it is understood that two
of the teachers, Mrs. Phipps and Miss
Ketchem, will not return to Princeton
next fall, having accepted positions
elsewhere. The Brickton school was
left vacant and will be filled later.
Slight changes in the salary of some
of the teachers was made.
A Baldwin Surprise.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. E. D.
Pierson in Baldwin was invaded last
Thursday afternoon by a surprise
party of friends and relatives in honor
of Mrs. Pierson's birthday anniver
sary. A social afternoon was spent,
after.which a five o'clock supper was
served. The guests departed after
leaving a handsome rocker as a
memento of the day.
Co. MUitary Ball.
The third annual military ball of
Company will be given at the opera
house on Friday evening, April 29th.
The boys of the company are making
arrangements to make the event the
best one yet. The date is the anni
versary of the mustering in of the com
pany as a part of the national guards.
Music will be furnished by the First
regiment band.
The Brldgman Estate.
The estate of the late Coleman
Bridgman is being probated at North
ampton, N. H., and claims against
the estate will be received and ex
amined by the probate court on the
third day of May and also on the
sixth day of September of this year.
Town Hall for Blue Hill.
The town of Blue Hill is to have a
town hall, and it will be 20x30 feet, ten
foot ceiling, and will be built just
north of the Ed Kaliher farm. W.
H. Clendening and Eugene Boyn will
build the .hall, which will be staeted
at once.
New Hats to Bet on Bonn.
Louis No'rmandin (known locally
as Billy) is down ..from Princeton on
business and will stop over for a few
^avs. Billy is a. strong Bob Dunn
supporter- andisays he has any amount
of new hats to bet.Osseo Review.
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