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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Tear. BIVOUACOFTHE DEAD M. C. Sausser, Old Settler and War Veteran, Died at His Home Last flonday. Resided in Minnesota Twenty-Eight YearsFuneral Yesterday at M. E. Church. M. C. Sausser, an old settler and Civil war -veteran, died at his home at Princeton on Monday at 12:30 p. m. after a long illness of dropsy. Mr. Sausser was brought up from the Soldiers' Home only a short time ago when it became evident that death was only a question of a very short time. The funeral was held yesterday after noon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Kathan of the M. E. church of Milaca officiating. The Odd Fellows and Wallace T. Rines post of which orders Mr. Saus sei was a member, had charge of the funeral. Michael C. Sausser came to Minne sota twenty-eight years ago and most of his long residence in the State was spent in and about Princeton. He was born in Pine Grove, Pa., in De cember, 1838, and was married to Sarah A. Swiler when a young man. His wife died April 4, 1900. Four sons and one daughter survive him. The sons are William. Don, Samuel and Charles, while his daughter with whom he lived and at whose home he died, is Mrs. Mary Umbehocker. Mr. Sausser after coming to Minne sota was located for a short time at Sauk Rapids where he was engaged in business, and up to a few years ago he was engaged in the mercantile bus iness in Princeton. He was a mem ber of Company 208th Pennsyl vania Infantry during the Civil war. He had served as commander of Wal lace T. Rines post and was also quar termaster of the post several times. Until he was taken ill with dropsy about two years ago he had enjoyed pretty fair health. He was a loyal and enthusiastic member of the G. A. R. and always took great interest in its welfare, and all patriotic observances. BACCALAUREATE SERMON. Rev. Gratz Delivers it at Union Services at Methouttt Church. There were very interesting bacca laureate services at the M. E. church last Sunday night. Interesting be cause of the fact that baccalaureate services are always interesting and doubly so at this particular time be cause of the fact that the services were participated in by the Congregation alists and the Ebpiscopalians out of courtesy to the graduating class and the pupils of the Princeton high school. A baccalaureate sermon is always one of special interest as it marks a vital period in the history of the intellectual life of a young person who has finished a school course. For the last three years Rev. Gratz has delivered the baccalaureate sermons to the high school classes, and these farewell addresses have always been rich in lofty theme and sentiment. His sermon last Sunday night was "The Place of Religion in a Young Man's Heart" and it was listened to by a good audience. Occupiyng seats on the platform with Rev. Gratz were Rev. S. V. S. Fisher of Minneapolis who has been supplying the Congre gational pulpit, and F. A. Shore, lay reader for the Episcopal church of Princeton. The center seats in the church had been reserved for the class and the pupils of the high school who headed by Miss Harrold, the princi pal, filed in just before the time for worship and took their places. The members of the different classes wore their class colors and the bright and expectant young faces were indeed an inspiration, for they are the ones fol lowing so closely in the footsteps of those on whose shoulders rest the grave and serious responsibilities of to-day. Rev. Fisher offered prayer and Mr. Shore read the scripture lesson from Ecclesiastes 11, and 12. It was that sweet old admonition, "Remember now they Creator in the days of they youth while evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say I have no pleasure in them.'' This was the theme of the sermon, and many lessons and applications did Rev. Gratz draw from the text, all being so appropriate and of such force as to make the baccalaureate sermon one indeed of special interest to the young people who heard it. Emphasis was .placed on the import ance of intellectual and physical edu cation and training, but greater still was the need of a deeply religious life. The religion of Jesus Christ alone could make a perfect man or woman. Nobility of parentage was a great human force and prompted the pio- ^^%A^d0k^Jim neers to make early provision for the education of their children by erecting the school house as soon as the church was finished, but the God-fearing man and woman possesses the spirit of a divine nobility with gifts greater than any human power could provide and which make it possible to attain the authority and dominion of an arch angel. It was easj to be great in adversity, but to be great and good and gener ous in prosperity was a Godlike at tribute of great worth. Joseph's treatment of his brethren was a nota ble example. Michael Angelo's masterpieces were painted under shades of light chosen with rare gift by the great artist, and so with a noble Christian life, it can only attain perfection in the light of the beaming countenance of Jesus Christ. At the conclusion of the sermon the benediction was pronounced by F. A. Shore. A California Impression. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Chadbourne and son came up from Minneapolis Saturday and remained a few days, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Chadbourne. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Chadbourne recently returned from California where they spent the winter, putting in most of their time in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Lowell says that California is good enough for old folks and in\ alids, but not the place for the people who are healthy and vigorous. He thinks that real es tate and all subsidiary interests are overdone in southern California and he had many excellent opportunities to invest but did not do so. The orange plantations or ranches are as a rule not a paying proposition, and the last season while oranges in the east were selling at the regular price you could buy all ou wanted of the finest naval oranges in Los Angeles for five cents a dozen. In the vicinity of Redlands, a great orange center, he said that oranges were piled up on the ground four feet deep in many places and could not be carted away. The shippers' association, the railroads and commission men get what profits there are in the oranges. If an inde pendent grower gets funny and sends out a car load the association sees that several cars follow to the same destination and overload the market, besides putting the oranges in at a price that will make the independent grower feel tired. In Mr. Chad bourne's opinion southern California is not the only pebble on the beach. It is a common saying among the inner circles of ^eal estate dealers who are on that in order to be a full-fledged member of the craft one must have bought an orange grove and have sold the same to good advantage. RETREAT IN HENNEPIN. Collins Managers Would Be Satisfied Now to Get an Uninstracted Delegation. A State senator who has talked with a large number of the leading politi cians of Hennepin county says that the latest move of the Collins men is to try to send an uninstructed delegation to the State convention. This is taken to mean that the friends of the St. Cloud candidate are not so confident of carrying the county as they were a few weeks ago and that an uninstruct ed delegation is the best they hope to get. Not long ago Judge Collins pre dicted that he would carry Hennepin county three to one. as-between him and Mr. Dunn. The Collins men at that time did not hesitate to state that Dunn had practically no show in the county. The business men and the politicians, they said, were for the St. Cloud candidate. Shortly after this period of inflation in the judge's stock, trouble began to brew between the two committees in charge of the judge's campaign. George L. Matchan, as chairman of the county committee, was at first proclaimed Collins' Hennepin county manager and began to send circular letters to the Republicans of the coun ty. A little later the so-called citi zens' committee, consisting of the "silk stocking" element, was appoint ed, and the county committee was put in the shade for a time. Mr. Match an's friends maintained that since they were at the head of the county organ ization they should be given a free rein, whereas the citizens' committee pointed to the fact that it had been appointed especially to take charge of the judge's campaign.Pioneer Press. Married at Lawrence. Cora May Wilkins and Mr. David W. Waggan were married at the home of the bride in Lawrence on the nine teenth by Rev. Raymond. No Memorial Services. Owing to the sickness of Rev. Gratz there will be no Memorial services at the M. E. church next Sunday morn ing. ur ,TV4 uk %t* SCHOOL DAYS OVER. Princeton Schools Close This Week for the Summer Vacation- Some New Teachers. Quite a Number of Changes in the Corps of Teachers for the Com- ing School Year. The Princeton public schools will close this week for the summer vaca tion, and with the closing of the schools there will be an exodus of many of the teachers to their homes and places far distant. Several of the teachers will not return next fall and their placces will be taken by new teachers. Miss Harrold who has been principal of the high school for the past ear and has done excellent work, has accepted one of the higher posi tions in the St. Cloud high school, while Miss Ketcham will go to Little Falls next fall and teach under Prof. White. Miss Moody will go to her home in Minneapolis and will not take up her school work another year. Miss McMaster will take up musical studies and fit herself for a musical di rector. Miss Caley will also sever her relationship with the Princeton schools and will take a rest next year. She expects to go west with her mother. The rest of the teachers will return to resume their work in the schools next fall, and there will be several new ones who will take up the work of those whose faces will be seen no more in the school rooms of Prince ton. Prof. Selleck will make some changes in the assignment of the high school studies to the teachers. He has secured the services of Prof. D. B. Jones of Ripon. Wis., who will have science and mathematics next year. Mr. Jones is a young man twenty-four years of age and is said to possess all the qualifications of a good instructor, He is a lover of athletic sports, and is also a good musician. Miss Chase who has proved efficient in her work, will have English next year. No suc cessor has been chosen for Miss Har rold but the school board has been in communication with Miss Harriet I. Woodruff of Cokato, who will be i Pri&eeton n Saturday to ^confer with Prof. Selleck and the board, and it is probable that she will be engaged as principal of the high school. Miss Zilla Davis will have Miss Mc Master 's class next year, while Miss Lucy Tidd of Cokato will have Miss Caley's class, and Miss Margaret Quinn of Chaska has been engaged for lower grade work which has not been assigned her yet. Miss Lulu Sadley, who is now teaching at Sauk Rapids, will probably be engaged to take Miss Ketcham's place next year. A competent teacher will be engaged for the Brickton school which will be advanced to a higher standard of effi ciency in the future, as that school has never been up to the standard that it should be. Prof. Selleck says that there will be over forty-five new pupils in the lower grades who will enter next fall, and this has made it necessary to engage the services of another teacher for that work. In the Eighth grade this year there are over thirty-five scholars and of this number perhaps about twenty will be advanced to the high school next fall. The senior grade in the high school next year will consist of ten pupils and may be augmented by a few others who might come in from outside points. TWO MORE CASES OF SMALLPOX. Carl Cravens and the Youngest Jaax Girl Are Sick With the Disease. Two more cases of smallpox have developed since the death of Mr. Jaax on Tuesday of last week. Leora, the youngest of the Jaax children, a lit tle girl six years of age, came down with the disease on Sunday, and Carl Cravens who nursed in the house when Mr. Jaax was sick, also showed every symptom of the disease on the same day. It will be remembered that Mr. Cravens had the smallpox only a few weeks ago at the home of his brother, Clifton Cravens, at which time Clif ton's wife also had the same disease. Both had the disease in light form, about as most of the cases have here tofore appeared. When it became nec essary to secure some one to look af ter Mr. Jaax Carl was selected be cause of the fact that it was supposed he was immune, having just recovered from the disease. He was informed that there would be no danger of con tracting the disease and felt no fear in going to nurse Mr. Jaax. The day after Mr. Jaax died the house was thoroughly fumigated and after hav ing subjected himself to a thorough fumigation .and Disinfection Mr. Crav ens was allowed to leave the house and appeared on the streets Wednes- -sVf PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1904. day night much to the astonishment of many people, though perhaps there was not the remotest danger of his giving the disease to others. His ap pearance so soon was not considered the proper thing by most folks. So mudh is problematical in such cases even on the part of physicians, that there should always be a wide margin of prudence and caution. Carl Cravens went to the home of his brother Clifton when he came out of the quarantine and his sickness forces Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Cravens into another smallpox quarantine, some thing they do not relish nor appre ciate when it could have been avoided and the chances are that they will both contract the disease. The smallpox that Mr. Jaax con tracted in Minneapolis developed into a very severe form in his case, though the doctor states that had Mr. Jaax been recently vaccinated he probably would have survived. When he was taken ill he was bothered with kidney trouble and this may have aggravated the smallpox. He contracted the dis ease at a sister's home in Minneapo lis after having been warned by an other sister not to viisit the house as it was thought that the family had smallpox, though of a very mild form. Mr. Jaax never had any fears of catching the disease and wen to his sister's home which had never been quarantined, as no physician was ever called. She had just recovered from the disease and one of the chil dren had it very light, but it was sufficient to give Mr. Jaax the disease which has cost him his life and which has got a foothold in Princeton. The chances are that most of the Jaax am ih will have the disease, but as they were all vaccinated when the father became ill they will probably have the disease in a light form. It is said that the children had the disease two years ago but it probably was no more real smallpox than a case of green cheese could develop. The breaking out of these cases of smallpox will serve to open the eyes of everybody, the doctors as well as the laymen. In all rules there are ex ceptions, and no one realizes this more than the professional men do. It has long been known that it is pos- ^tb^ for a person sometimes to have fc&e .-(ca^ilpox the second time, but such, eases -are vi rare. "It"is 4crttbt ful however if one after having had a good hard case could ever contract the disease a second time. There are so many conditions governing dis eases, and so many phases and types that the medical profession is still in its primer in a certain sense. But there is this much that is a certainty, there is great danger from exposure and negligence in the matter of quar antine rules and regulations which are in most cases too lax. At the present time the Jaax house is guard ed day and night. There are always a lot of fools and reckless people in the world who have not got horse sense enough to last them to bed and it is these kind of people who endan ger the health and the lives of those who would be more cautious. The presence of smallpox in Prince ton has occasioned a great deal of comment and gossip and all kinds of foolish rumors have been in the air just because people don't know enough to keep their mouths shut when they are ignorant of the real condition of affairs. There is no danger at all from the presence of the disease if the authorities see to it that proper quar antine is enforced in all cases. If all known cases are quarantined and peo ple keep away from those having the disease or who have been exposed to the same, there is no danger of the disease spreading. But the public will expect the health officers to be very strict in all cases in the future and take nothing for granted as has been done. The smallpox that exists here at the present time let it be remembered all came from people violating the health rules of the city of Minneapolis by knowingly having the smallpox in the house and not even notifying a doctor or even the health department. Noth ing but absolute precaution and pru dence on the part of the people and the officers will ever eradicate con tagious diseases. "Tell Me, Will My Dream Come True." A well-known Wabasha county Re publican had a dream the other night. He dreamt that he was in attendance at the Republican State convention as a delegate and that after the usual call for votes, Robert C. Dunn was nominated governor, and the an nouncement of the Princeton man's victory was greeted with deafening cheers, and Mr. Dunn thereupon made a neat and forceful speech in appre ciation of the great honor bestowed upon him. And that there is some truth in dreams may be fully demon strated at the' real convention to be held on the 30th of June.Lake City Republican. /^,J,J^ PP\MA*. *%8r BOAT ISJAUNCHED. Lawrence Entertained Several Hun- dred People at Launching of the Grady Boat. Launch Was Duly Christened But Re- fused to Slide Down and Take the Water. The little village of Lawrence at Mille Lacs lake was in gala attire and entertained several hundred visitors from Mora, Milaca, Princeton, Ogil vie, Brainerd and other points last Saturday at the launching of the finely equipped boat of Banker T. L. Grady of Foley. Though a drizzling rain fell at frequent intervals during the day this did not deter the people from gathering about the pretty looking craft as it was held by the timbers un til the proper time for the launch ing. At the appointed time, two p. m., Miss Lucy Thompson of Mankato, Minn., broke the bottle of wine on the bows of the launch and christened her "Emerald Isle." A hitch in the re moval of the blocking prevented the boat from starting toward the waters of the lake and a few minutes elapsed before she began to move slowly down the waj s, but stopping before her bows cleared the boat house. Jack screws and ropes and blocks were brought into play and once more she started on her short trip to the water, and when within only five or six feet from the final plunge she stopped again and the combined efforts of all kinds of power available failed to move her from her position, and she remained there until six p. m. Sunday when the boat was finally floated on the waters of the lake. The balk in the launching of the boat was a great disappointment to Mr. Grady and all who were present to see the "Emerald Isle" glide quiet ly into the waters, it was the inten tion of Mr. Grady to take out a large crowd on the initial trip of the boat and allow the people an opportunity of examining it. "Emerald Isle" was built by A. Westlake & Son, at Lawrence. The new launch is sixty feet long, of the latest torpedo model, with full cabin, consisting of pilot house, main cabin, and after cabin. The power is sup plied by a large forty-horse power White gasoline engine. The interior finishings of boat are of oak and but ternut with sixteenth century finish. The panellings made of selected woods, together with the ornamental uphol stery combine to present a picture of exceeding richness. Lavatories, smok ing room, search light and every con venience for lake navigation have been supplied at great expense to the owner. The launch represents a tri umph in the art of boat building and its builders who have placed some of the finest craft on Lake Minnetonka have outdone all former attempts to build a model launch. Though disappointed in the launch ing other means of pleasure were forthcoming. The Rutherfords had their boats at the disposal of the visi tors and M. E. Rutherford and War ren Williams who had charge of the boats took out many parties on trips up the east shore and about the many pretty islands. It was the intention to have the new launch of M. S. Rutherford and H. E. Barnum at the lake on the day of the launching of the "Emerald Isle" but the boat did not reach the lake in time. Many of the Mille Lacs Indians were present to watch the launching of the boat and they showed their dis appointment in many grunts of dissat isfaction when the "big canoe" did not go into the water. Evening brought on its pleasures for the young people and a ball was given at the boat house which had been cleared of timbers and planks and transformed into a spacious ball room. Dancing was kept up until near midnight. Potts' hotel, the larg est at the lake, was taxed to its utmost capacity, but Mr. and Mrs. Potts were equal to the occasion and furnished fine accommodations for all the guests. Sawdusters Defeated. The game of ball last Sunday after noon was played between the home team and a team from Milaca as the Spencer Brook boys could not come up to play. The game proved some what interesting at times, and was witnessed by a very good crowd of rooters and shouters and those who can see a game and say little, but they are in the minority as a rule. It is not human nature to witness a ball game and not get excited. The home team put it all over the sawdusters and the score was twenty-three to eleven. Milaca took a few snapshots at the Princeton curves to start the ball rolling but failed to score in the i#i?v VOLUME XXYIII. NO. 24. first inning and kept up the same dis position for the first three innings. In the fourth the visitors scored six, fol lowed with three in the next and took two in the sixth inning and quit. Princeton carried out a trio of scores in the first and flunked only in the third when they could not get a score. In the fifth they had easy work and run in seven. Tasehe was in the box for Milaca while Nachbar and Edmison did the twirling for Princeon. Tasehe struck out four. Nachbar six and Edminson seven. Two-base hits were made by Marshall, Claggett and Edminson. The home team made some pretty plays, one by Nachbar from third to first base while Cordiner's fielding was very creditable. GRADUATION EXERCISES. They Will Occur This Evening at the Opera HouseAddress by Prof. R. Watson Cooper. The ninth annual graduation exer cises of the Princeton high school will occur at the opera house this evening, at which time the following program will be rendered: Invocation Chorus, "Blow on Ye Merry Breeze' Jacobs Oration "is the Jury System a Failure"" Earl Kahher Trombone Solo' Selected O Brown Address The Intellectual Life Prof Watson Cooper Chorus, "Oh, Italia, Italia, Donizetti Presentation of Diplomas by A Eaton, pres ident of School Board Benediction Princeton always takes great inter est in the graduation exercises of the high school, and while Earl Kaliher will be the only member of the class to graduate, nevertheless he will be greeted by a full house and admiring audience. The school chorus has been drilling on the music for the graduation and this feature of the pro gram will be very interesting. The address of Prof. R. Watson Cooper of Hamline will be a literary treat. Decoration Day Exercises. Next Monday is Decoration Day and, as has been announced in the Union, there will be the usual ob servance of the day in Princeton un der the auspices of the local G. A. R. The procession will form at 1:30 p. m. and march to the fair gounds if the weather will permit" where the exer cises will Be heia, and the following program will be rendered: Sone Service for the Dead. Last Sunday Memorial services were held by Rev. W. E. J. Gratz at the Baldwin school house, for little Roy Pierson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Pier son, who was called to his heavenly home, Dec. loth, 1903, after an illness of eleven days from scarlet fever and diphtheria. Rev. Gratz delivered a very appropriate and touching ser mon. Music was furnished b\ the Spencer Brook chorus consisting of Mrs. G. C. Smith, Mr. C. Thompson, Miss Ethel Clough, Miss Eva Smith and W. H. Swanbro. From the school house the proces sion proceeded to the cemetery where the services were concluded and a prayer offered. The whole community unite in offering sympathy to the sor rowing and bereaved family. No. 1 Factory, No. Cigars. Julius Sugarman, the new cigar maker, is placing his cigars on the local market and his goods are meet ing with a ready sale. Mr. Sugarman is a New York cigar maker of ten years' experience and makes nothing but a high grade of five and ten cent cigars, and Wheeling and Pittsburg stogies. When he secured his factory license he was fortunate enough to get license number 1, the proprietor of the factory of that number having retired from business. The Princeton cigar factory is therefor at the head of the list. Princeton always leads in every thing. The Potato Institute. The farm institute which will be a potato institute, will be held at the opera house in Princeton on Thurs day, June 2d, and it will be an inter esting session for there will be talks on the potato and its diseases by the best posted men in the country. Time permitting there will also be other talks on maters pertaining to the farm and all farmers who can should be sure and attend this one-day session. The forenoon session will begin at 10 o'clock sharp and- there will be -an V afternoon session.. fc*l* 1 A* .^'-t^: 33 3 Choir Imocation Rev W E Gratz Song Choir Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Corp A Norton Address A Dickey. Song, "America,' Choir and Audience After the excercises at the fair grounds the procession will march to the cemetery where the soldiers' graves will be decorated in loving remem brance by the old soldiers.