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Rev. Swinnerton Delivers Sermon at
Union Thanksgiving Services
Last Night.
Rev. John R. Henderson Delivers Ap-
propriate Thanksgiving Ser-
mon Last Sunday.
Uruon Thanksgiving services were
held at the Conrgegational church
last e\ening, the sermon being deliv
ered by Rev. Rupert Swinnerton,
pastor of the Princeton M. E. church.
There was a good attendance and the
serMce was a very interesting one.
Special music was fur*riished.
Rev. John R. Henderson offered
prayer and read the scripture lesson.
Rev. Swinnerton's Thanksgiving
topic was "The Open Hand of God,"
the scripture key note of his topic be
ing from Psalm CIV-27, 28, 29
"These wait all upon the
That thou maj est give them their meat in due
That thou givest them they gather
Thou openest thy hand they are satisfied With
Thou hidest thy face, tney are troubled,
Thou takest away their breath, they die and
return to dust
Rev. Swinnerton said that the words
of the psalmist were a summary of
creation and Providence. The world
came into existence at the hands of
the Divine fiat. He drew a picture of
the development of the naked world
into a perfect physical world where
trees wave in the breezes of heaven,
birds flit to and fro in the heaven,
animals roam in the forests, fish glide
in the rivers and seas and man takes
the field as general-in-chief of the
great army of God.
The transformation was not the re
sult of blind chance or the disposition
of things to the hand of Fate, but all
is laid at the feet of an infinite God
whose being extends''from everlast
ing to everlasting," and whose throne
is the constellations of immensity and
domain the universe itself.
The picture painted by the psalmist
is of a great person opening His hand
in a bountiful manner and all the
creatures of His extensive household
coming up and lapping food from His
bountiful hand.
The speaker emphasized the depend
ence of all creatures upon God.
"The most microscopic creature
that exists to the ponderouus elephant
must come to God's table every morn
ing for food. There is no creature so
small but some provision has been
made for its support."
"God says to man, 'There is the
land, till the soil and there shall al
ways be seed time and harvest.' Some
of course have perverted the plan of
God and every winter in Chicago and
other large cities people starve to
death beneath the shadow of pyramids
of wheat."
Rev. Swinnerton showed the utter
dependence of man upon God.
"In his normal government and as
a general thing God is generous with
the members of his family and He
opens His hand. It is possible in the
economy of God for every want to be
supplied. There is an opposite to
satisfy every longing."
Referring to the real spirit of
Thanksgiving, Rev. Swinnerton pic
tured the pessimists, the kickers, the
ungrateful, and those who complain
that the state is wrong, the church
corrupt and education is not what it
should be. Instead of being like the
psalmist whose heart is filled with
gratitude, they grumble and make
themselves miserable and everybody
about them. In striking contrast to
this class of people he told of the
beautiful custom which prevails
among the Swiss herdsmen of the Alps
who each evening at sunset take their
horns and shout through them in a
mighty voice, "Praise ye the Lord,"
herdsman answering herdsman in the
Thanksgiving chorus, "Higher and
higher up the mountains the sound is
taken up until every .hill has found a
tongue, and peak answers peak,
'Praise ye the Lord.'
Something like this has just taken
place in America. The president has
sent forth a proclamation to thank
and praise the Lord. The sound has
been taken up and re-echoed by the
governor of each state, and thus it
has reached everv village and ham-
Rev. Swinnerton spoke of Thanks
giving for the past and present, the
spiritual Thanksgiving, domestic
Thanksgiving, and national Thanks
giving for the great and good man
whom God has elected to represent
the people of this country. "The
voice of the people is the voice of
God. The people by an overwhelm
ing majority have placed President
Roosevelt in the chief seat of the na-
tion and now we will unitedly uphold
him in his most important office."
He Delivers a Thanksgiving Sermon Last
Sunday Morning.
Rev. John R. Henderson delivered a
Thanksgiving sermon at the Congre
gational church last Sunday morning,
his text being from Heb. 8: 10:
'For this is the covenant that I will
make with the house of Israel after
those days, saeth the Lord I will put
my laws into their mind sand write
them in their hearts and I will be to
them a God, and they shall be to me
a people."
Rev. Henderson said in part:
"The roots of our prosperity and
the cause of our rejoicing are of slow
growth. 'They received their first im
petus ages ago when God said to his
servant Moses, 'I am that I am.' 'Tell
my people Israel that I am beyond
the comprehension of man: that in
Me alone is the source of power and
in Me alone is found strength for
national greatness or individual char-
has been an element of progress. From
the dim groping of the newly awak
ened mind, seeking for that which
should more than satisfy temporal
wants, man has progressed by slow
and steady movement till the age of
stone is transformed into an age of
steam and electricity. The flickering
intellect has matured to a broad in
telligence and an understanding of
human responsibility.
"Our larger comprehension of laws,
human and divine, bring a larger
field of usefulness. This broader in
telligence produces right thought. To
think rightly is to create. The man
who thinks rightly can no more help
progressing than the sun can cease to
shine by its own volition. The immu
table law of God decrees that thought
and deed shall bear fruit in kind. An
individual or a nation committing it
self to right thought and living is pro
gressing toward the consummation of
its mission ,and attaining larger
power and influence. If our ship of
state shall at some future time run
upon the shoals and meet with dis
aster, wrong thought and wrong action
will have caused that wreck.
"The nation that csases to seek the
upbuialing of its higher life and pur
pose, immediately ceases its march of
progress and its day of rejoicing be
comes a season of mourning.
"The greatest burden a nation or
an individual has to carry is self.
The most difficult thing a nation or
an individual has to manage* is self.
Our own daily living, our fears and
feelings, our especial weaknesses and
temptations, our inward affairs of
e\er\ kind, these are the things that
wrong us more than anything else,
and bring us oftenest into darkness.
In laying off our burdens the first bur
den we must get rid of is self. We
must hand ourselves and all our in
ward experiences, our temptations
and our feelings, all over into the
keeping of an omnipotent power and
leave them there.
"As an individual goes through the
fiery ordeal of testing, so God puts a
nation into the furnace of trial.
There it is tested, and principles of
right are intensified. Experience af
ter experience is given it till it
out, 'What does all this mean?' and
God replies, 'I want to make some
thing useful of you, something with
which to build.' And so the process
of development continues. Right
thoughts become yet more creative and
the nation increases in prosperity and
has cause to rejoice.
"But from whence is the immediate
source of our prosperity? A nation
is strong only as the citizens of that
nation are strong, united, and pro
gressing toward a right termination
of individual effort. 'If we walk in
the light, as He is in the light, we
have fellowship one with another and
the blood of Jesus cleanseth us from
all sin.' In our groping for the right
and efforts for brotherhood, the voice
of Jesus says to us, 'T am the way,
the truth, and the life.' 'I, if I be
lifted up from the earth, will draw all
men unto myself.' It is in the heed
ing of this word that we are directed
in right thought and individual effort,
and by this thought and effort is our
nation made strong.''
A Puritan Dinner.
The following Puritan dinner menu
sounds palatable:
Clam Soup.
Boiled Fresh Cod.' Drawn Butter.
Cold Slaw.
A Pig in Jelly.
Roast Turkey, Nut Dressing.
Creamed Onions. Buttered Beets.
Mashed Potatoes.
Baked Pork and Beans.
Brown Bread.
Mixed Vegetable Salad.
Cream Cheese.
Pumpkin Pie. Apple Pie,
Brown Betty. Cider Sauce.
Apples. Nuts. Raisins. Coffee.
R. C. DF^N, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Tear. PKINCETON, MILLE IACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1904.
It Was Presented at Opera House on
Last Friday Night and Was
a Grand Success.
Splendid Array of Old-Fashioned Cos-
tumes and Good Program of
Old-Time Music.
The old folks' concert certainly
made a great hit. Like old wine it
was good. It pleased because it
awakened recollections of "long, long
ago." It was one of those entertain
ments that fit in just right. It did not
glare with the artistic polish of the
present day. There was not the rag
time, rough-house, take-me-out-and-
shoot-me air to the music as there is
today. There was not a department
store suggestion of any kind about
the concert. From Auld Lang Syne
to "America" there was that stateli
ness of simplicity itself and an at
mosphere of sociability that made
Through the ages human thought everyone enter into the spirit of the
occasion with genuine pleasure
There was a full house and from
the opening of the program to its con
clusion the audience was appreciative
and in harmony and spirit with those
who participated.
Preceding the raising of the curtain
those who participated marched in
old time costumes about the opera
house that all might see the fashion
plates and styles of generations ago.
E. L. McMillan representing a pretty
The Fourth is when the church-bells
ring and when the fireworks is.
And when the Hornbles" parade and
rhen the crackers fizz,
And it's the day that's set apart espec
ially for boys,
'Cause then you don't hear 'Hush, my
son' do stop that awful noise
And Christmas is the "present" time,
with wreaths around the wall,
And Santa Claus, and stockings hung,
and Christmas trees and all,
And Decoration when you hear th3
soldier music play
But when Thanksgivin
that gue_ss that's
Jack attired in a handsome wedding
gown that graced the altar seventy
five years ago, led the march played
by Mrs. Ben Soule. There were nearly
fifty in line and as tbey marched and
counter-marched the sight was a
pretty and interesting one indeed, and
before the concert closed the audience
cries requested a second march which was
Those participating in the concert
occupied raised seats made of planks,
and when the curtain went up all
joined in singing "Auld Lang Syne."
A quartette composed of E. L. Mc
Millan, Profs. Pinney and Jones and
F. L. Ludden sang "Jerusha put the
kettel on and we'll all take tea." C.
A. Dickey sang "John Brown's Body
Lies a Mouldering in the Grave"
with the old folks company supporting
him in the chorus. This was followed
by "Blow Ye The Trumpets, Blow,"
sang by the entire chorus, after which
Mr. Dickey recited "The One-Horse
Shay." "Heaven is My Home"
was sling by the chorus, and Mr. and
Mrs. Bradley P. Taylor sang "Sweet
Genevieve." "Massa's in the Cold,
Cold Ground" was sung by Prof.
Jones, with the company in the chorus.
Miss Dielman and G. A. Eaton faith
fully impersonated "Darby and Joan"
as they were seated on a settee while
Miss Dielman sang the old song with
an air of sadness so appropriate for
the selection, and while Mr. Eaton did
not sing his actions spoke louder
than words. They were loudly en
cored and returning Miss Dielman
sang "Silver Threads Among the
Gold." Dr. Cooney recited "Goodby.
Jim" with a good interpretation of
the selection and was obliged to an
swer a call back, reciting "Back to
Grigsby's Station."
There was an intermission during
which the audience feasted on
"Choco" which was sold to chew on
a few minutes while the members of
the company gave the hard planks a
The second part of the program
opened with a "round" by Mrs.
met Mark, Miss Huse and Prof. Jones,
who wrestled with "Will You Walk
Into My Parlor Said the Spider to
the Fly." Harmony and melody
perched on a sour apple tree while the
spider and the fly had it out, and the
selection took all right, demanding
an encore which Mrs. Mark responded
to by singing a Hebrew lullaby. Mrs.
Cooney sang that popular old ballad,
"Maggie May" and she sang it in a
waj that brought it back to life again
with all its pathetic sweetness. When
she finished the audience insisted on
more of it and she repeated a portion of
the song. One of the best numbers on
the program was the singing of "Don't
You Cry, My Honey," by the ladies'
quartette composed of Mesdames
Cooney, Taylor, McMillan and Miss
Dielman. They answered a rousing
encore with "Ding, Dong Bells."
Mrs. McMillan recited "The Wedding
at Hopeville" with catchy cleverness
and she had to satisfy an encore with
''.The Coaching Party."
Mrs. C. A. Caley delighted the au
dience by singing "The Last Rose of
Summer" and as she advanced to the
footlights she was cordially greeted.
She sang the song immortalized by
Emma Abbott with a rich clear voice
and that fullness of expression and
spirit that always characterizes her
singing. "Home Sweet Home" as an
encore had to satisfy the audience.
Now came the descent from the sub
lime to the ridiculous, for the male
comes, why
'Eatin' Day.
Of course, there's always lots to eat at
our house all the time
But on Thanksgivin only lots' would
be a sort of crime,
You've got to have an AWFUL pile of
every kind of stuff
So folks 11 eat a good deal more than
only just ENOUGH
And Ma, she 11 cook and cook and cook,
and Sis 11 bake and bake,
Till even in the best spare room you
smell the smell of cake.
And there is goodies everywhere all
stacked and piled away
A--v\aitin till they bring em out the
noon of Eatm Day
\nd when at last Thanksgivin come
and all the folks are here
,Tt "Say, I'm glad its dinner time' and
4 Ain't you hungry, dear'
And Pa 11 forget he's subject to them
And simply fill himself right up with
frosted cake and jell,
And A nt Maria, that "delicate and
"never can eat much,'
She'll pass her plate the second time
and eat to beat the Dutch
And as for me, why. Pa and Ma ain
got a word to say,
jlus "Jimmie have another slice be
i Cause it's "Eatin'Day,"
Tamt wrong to have both kinds of pie
and, maybe puddin too
And grapes and raisins yes and nuts to
nibble when you re through
And you can ask for more ice cream and
ne\ er raise a row
Cause things that 'bad for little boys
on other days aint now
And if next mornin I should feelwell,
not exactlj good
And don have quite the appetite for
breakfast that I should
There isn any Told you so from
gi own-up folks for thej
Feel bout the same as me
guess, right
after Eaun Day
JOSEPH LIKCOLS in Saturday Evening Post
young German lad, and Mrs. C. A. members of the company were down
on the program to sing "Yankee
Doodle," and they lined up at the
footlights like a lot of convicts ready
I to be shot. They pulled off the first
two verses all right, and there were
visions of handsome "American
Beauties" in the minds of all. The
chorus went off as easy as a kid slid
ing down cellar door. The third and
fourth verses were tackledthere was
a breaka rescue and a partial finish,
when all settled down on the chorus
like a big pack on a very small mule.
There was another whack at the song,
when a sandbar was struck heavily
and the aggregation went to pieces,
but all grabbed the chorus frantically
and finished with a fare thee well that
relieved the audience.
The concert concluded by all sing
ing "America."
Mrs. C. A. Caley gave her personal
supervision of the entire work of get
ting up the concert, and is deserving
of much praise. All who assisted her
and who participated in the concert
are also entitled to credit. Mrs. F.
L. Ludden acted as accompanist, and
was assisted by S. S. Petterson who
played the flute.
Messrs. S. Long, G. I. Staples, and
Robert Clark acted as ushers, and
Claire A. Caley had charge of the box
The sale of tickets amounted to
$110, and the net proceeds of the con
cert were $89.
At the conclusion of the concert
those who participated were enter
tained by the Dorcas ladies at the
home of Mrs. Eva Keith where a sub
stantial lunch was served.
The gowns.and costumes worn by
those who took part in the concert
were as follows:
Miss Grace ByersOrgandy, fichu
with pearls, 1860.
Miss Rita ByersFigured mull,
Mrs. C. A. CaleyFigured organdy,
kerchief, 1856.
Mrs. CarltonBlack Swiss, poke
(Mrs. Squeers.)
Mrs. H. C. CooneyWhite Swiss,
paniers, lace mantilla, 1800.
Miss Zilla DavisBlack, white ker
chief, apron and cap. (Puritan.)
Miss Anna DielmanBlack velvet
lace fichu. (Joan.)
Mrs. W. H. FerrellBrown, white
kerchief, 1856.
Miss Mary HuseBlue brocade
bonnet with bridle, 1869.
Mrs. C. A. JackMauve silk, pur
ple velvet trimmings. (Colonial.)
Miss Ida KingFigured organdy
with poke bonnet, 1835.
Miss Anna LongKerchief, poke
bonnet, 1835.
Mrs. F. L. LuddenBlue organdy,
black trimmings, 1870.
Mrs. Emmet MarkFigured or
gandy, decollette. (Colonial.)
Mrs. E. L. McMillan Brown,
"Grecian Bend," 1870.
Miss Lula NeumannBlack, apron
and bonnet. (Puritan).
Miss Helen PattersonFull skirt,
peasant waist, 1865.
Miss Agatha ParksFigured lawn,
Mrs. S. N. PinneyOrgandy with
paniers, velvet band, 1824.
Mrs. Newell RossBlack satin,
embroidered sacque, 1860.
Mrs. F. L. SmallPlaid silk, vel
vet bodice, 1800.
Mrs. Ben SouleBlack silk, poke
bonnet, 1835.
Mrs. Bradley P. TaylorBlack
silk, white fringe, 1870.
Miss Lulu TiddBlack, white ker
chief, cap and apron. (Puritan.)
Miss Bertha WoodcockBlack
lawn, white kerchief. (Puritan.)
Mrs. Geo. F. WrightFigured silk,
full skirt, and plain basque, 1847.
Miss Helen WrightFigured lawn,
full skirt, 1870.
Miss Mabel WrightCream silk,
basque with shirred trimmings, 1880.
Mrs. Edmund YoungPoke bonnet,
sacque, 1835.
Mrs. J. F. ZimmermanBlack
satin, polonaise, poke bonnet, 1835.
It would bo impossible to describe
the men's costumes and makeups in
the same manner as the ladies. Sev
eral of the men were dressed in Colo
nial style, those making up in this
manner being Profs.Pinney and Jones,
C. A. Jack's (sans mustache), W.
H. Ferrell, Dr. Cooney and J. F.
Zimmerman. Dr. Cooney and C. A.
Jack were attired in military coats.
E. L. McMillan, with hair curled
and powdered, and dressed in peas
ant costume well represented a shoost-
came-over-from-Germany lad.
H. M. Avery made up to represent
an English sport. He looked like he
had played the races with bad luck.
G. A. Eaton cleverly impersonated
an old man making up to represent
"Darby" in "Darby and Joan."
F. L. Ludden made up as an easy
going good liver of the wild oats or
der of several generations ago.
Rev. John R. Henderson wore the
regulation collar and stock, and
dress coat.
B. P. Tavlor wore high collar and
stock with old-style suit.
Dr. F. L. Small with sideburns,
ending abruptly just below his ears,
an' old "plug hat," tightly-fitting
Prince Albert coat, and snug trousers
looked every inch a well-rounded
ward heeler or politician, or a good,
happy-go-ldcky Englishman that liad
worn out a big estate and was capable
of wearing out another.
Geo. F. Wright made up to imper
sonate a well-heeled Irish landlord
or king of the coach driver's brigade.
The Vote Credits Them with Over 5O.OO0
Content Getting Interesting.
This week's vote in the Wesley piano
contest shows up big for the Catholic
church which turned in ballots enough
the past week to give them 50,220, out
classing all competitors. Mrs. Mark
is second and the Princeton M. E.
church third. The Greenbush M. E.
church has dropped out of the race.
The contest promises to be a hot one
from now on. The votes so far cast
represents almost $16,000 worth of
cash sales. The vote is as follows:
Catholic Church, Princeton
Mrs Emmet Mark, Princeton
M. E Church, Princeton
Rathbone Sisters, Princeton
Good Templar Lodge. Wvanett
Swedish Lutheran Church, Princeton
Sweedish Baptist Church. Spencer Brk
Episcopal Church, Princeton
Mrs. Os King.
Miss Mary Rines
O Lodge, Princeton
Dalbo Lutheran Church, Dalbo
Mrs Ed. Anderson
5,832 4,237
40 36
28 24
5 4
Sales at Cove and Aitkin.
The E. Mark Live Stock Co. will
hold a sale of horses and cattle
at the Southshore hotel stables at
Cove on November 26th and on the
thirtieth of this month they will have
a big sale oiLhorses at Aitkin.
Heino Lundeen of Moorhead Shot on
N. P. Freight Train Near Elk
River Sunday.
Sheriff Ward Captures flurderers at
Rogers' Siding and They Are
in Hennepin County Jail.
Heino Lundeen of Moorhead, was
murdered on a Northern Pacific
freight train about two miles west of
Elk River Sunday and H. H. Kenner
of Elbron, Iowa, A. M. Freeman,
Rudolph Bjorquist and another com
panion from Moorhead, were com
pelled to jump from the moving train
or suffer a similar fate. They were
riding in a disabled box car to Min
neapolis. Lundeen refused to give up
his money when two strangers ap
peared and held up the crowd. Those
who jumped went to Elk River and
reported the murder to Sheriff Ward,
who telegraphed to Anoka to have
the train searched. The body of the
murdered man was found in the coach
but his murderers had escaped.
Sheriff Ward and Deputy Iliff began
a search for the murderers who left
the train at Itasca and went across to
Dayton where they bought some shoes
and crossed the ferry, going to
Rogers' Siding on the Great North
ern road where they secured a room
at the hotel, and gave orders not to
be disturbed as they were tired out.
Sheriff Ward and his deputy were hot
on the trail and soon traced them to
their quiet retreat. The hotel man in
formed Sheriff Ward that two strange
men were in a room at the hotel and
the landlord went up to the room with
the sheriff and deputy to notify them
that a gentleman" wished to see
them. They refused to open the door,
and the landlord secured a skeleton
pass key and turned the lock. The
sheriff and his deputy and the land
lord forced their way into the room
and found the two men dressed and
with revolvers in their hands, but
they did not shoot, and the sheriff
soon disarmed them, and took them
to Elk River where they were given
a hearing and bound over to await
indictment and trial. On their per
sons were found the watches and per
sonal effects taken from the men in
the car, and the feeling was so intense
when the men arrived at Elk River
that there were threats of lynching
The train was searched at Anoka
and the body of the murdered man
was found in the car. The murder
was a most foul and cold-blooded one.
Ludeen was awakened from a sound
sleep by the peremptory order to
"hold up hands!" and he did not
comply as readily as his companions.
Shoot him," said one of the mur
derers, and while yet scarcely awake
a shot whizzed by Ludeen's head and
then another which ended his life.
The chances look good for a double
hanging in a short time.
Sheriff Ward took the prisoners to
the Hennepin county jail where they
will be closely guarded until their
indictment and trial.
The manner in which Sheriff Ward
and Deputy Iliff captured the desper
ate men entitles these two officers to
great credit. They showed great
nerve and bravery. When they broke
into the room at the hotel at Rogers'
Siding, Sheriff Ward was armed
with a revolver while immediately
back of him was his faithful deputy
armed with a double-barrel shot gun,
the muzzle of which was pointed out
between Sheriff Ward's arm and side.
They realized the chances they were
taking, but they were prepared to
meet their men.
Seed Corn.
New corn is arriving in small lots.
T. H. Caley has been receiving a lot
of the new crop at the starch factory
for treatment for seed stock. The
corn which is sacked is weighed,
marked and placed in the drying
rooms of the lower part of the factory
where it is kiln dried until all the
mositure is removed and the ear and
kernels are as dry as flint.
"There is a great shrink to corn,"
says Mr. Caley, "and some corn will
shrink as much as eighteen pounds to
a bushel from the time it leaves the
shock until it is ready for seed pur
Pointing to a sack of corn weighing
ninety-five pounds which stood on the
scales Mr. Caley stated that the corn
had shrunk over two and a half
pounds in a simgle day.
Mr. Caley sells much of his seed
corn to Northrup, King & Co. of Min
The crop this year is a great im
provement over that of last year, p-^x

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