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~1 PERTAINING TO EDUCATION. A Few Matters of Interest to the Pro gressive Educational Worker. There are districts in this county where the members of the school board never visit their school, and others where one visit a year is thought to be sufficient. The question as to how the board informs itself on school conditions naturally arises and can be answered by saying that they rely almost wholly on reports of the school children, who range in age from six to thirteen years. These chil dren would not be considered capable of judging correctly on the merits of a suit of clothes or a piece of machin ery to be used on the farm, but their opinions on the educational matters of school, and the teachers' qualifica tions are regarded as perfect. The philosophical faculty of the University of Berlin announce that students wishing to take the doctor's degree in Germany may do two-thirds of the work in any of the universities of the association of American uni versities. This is regarded as a radi cal step on the part of the German university and as making an advance toward bringing American and Ger man education into closer touch, fol lowing as it does hard upon the recent arrangements for an exchange of Ger man and American professors. The normal schools are doing very little for the rural schools of this State, for the reason that the gradu ates find employment in the village and city schools at higner wages than they are offered in the country. It may be impossible to change this con dition now, but when the schools in the rural districts are consolidated wages sufficient to secure graduates can be paid. It looks very much as if the State Historical society will need a building exclusively for its own use, and that soon. Quarters have been set apart for the society at the new capitol, but they are entirely inadequate. The society owns five lots on Wabasha street, for which it was offered $36,- 000 less than a year ago, but it does not care to sell. The lots originally cost the society $1,800. The proposi tion has been advanced to build on these five lots, but the directors think it is too far down town. Death of Mariam Veal. Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Veal of this place received a telegram from Fergus Falls stating that their daughter Mariam died at that place on Saturday morning, May 27. Ar rangements were made and the body was sent here for burial, arriving Monday evening. The funeral was held Tuesday morning, May 30, at 9 o'clock, from the family residence. Rev. Rupert Swinnerton delivered the funeral sermon. Interment was made in Oak Knoll cemetery. Mariam Veal v.as born in Princeton April 21, 1871 and resided here with her parents until she was twenty 5 ears of age, being a bright young woman and giving promise of a useful life. At the age of twenty she was sick with measles and the disease left her with an unbalanced mind. The parents were advised to send her to an asjlum and thinking this the best course she was accordingly sent to St. Peter where she remained for some time and was then discharged as cured. She came home and remained two years when it became necessary to send her back to the asylum. She was trans ferred to Fergus Falls some jears ago where she remained until the time of her death. During all the time she had lucid intervals but thej were of short duration A few weeks ago the parents received a letter from the asy lum stating that their daughter was in her usual health and they heard no more until they received the telegram announcing her death. The cause of death was not stated, and is not jet knov\n by them. It is a sad case and the parents have the sympathy of the public in general. Edward Wicen Accidentally Killed. Louis Wicen, who lives five miles east of Princeton on the road to Green lake received word last Saturday that his son Edward, aged eighteen years, had been accidentally killed while working near Luck. Wisconsin, a place seventy-five miles east of here. At four o'clock Sunday morning a team started from Luck with the body and arrived at the home of Mr. Wicen at 12:30 Monday morning, having driven the seventyfive miles in a lit tle more than eight hours. It was learned that the young man was at work for Hans O'Brien, near Luck and was clearing land. A tree which he fell struck another tree and a limb was broken off and fell, striking Wicen on the back. Another man witnessed the accident and hurried to the spot, but the young man seemed to have been killed instantly for he only gasped after the arrival of the other man, and showed no other signs of life. Examination showed that his back had been broken. The funeral was held from the family residence at 2 o'clock p. m. Monday, May 29, Rev. Erick Shugren officiating. Interment was made in the Green lake cemetery. Only a few months ago a younger brother of Edward's broke through the ice while skating and was drowned. WtrK v, 4 Surely, afflictions have not come singly to this family and their friends sympathize with themf in their be reavements. Appendicitis is Fatal to William Lynch. William Lynch died at the North western hospital last Sunday evening at 10 o'clock, from an attack of appendicitis. A large abscess had formed which was drained Thursday and every effort possible made to save the young man's life, but death resulted from inflamation spreading through the abdomen. John William Lynch was born on November 27, 1883, and has always lived at Home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lynch of Freer. He was an exemplary young man and his loss falls heavily on the family. Be sides his parents he leaves two broth ers, Ray, aged nineteen and Frank, aged seventeen. The remains were taken to Owatonna Tuesday, where the funeral services were held from the Methodist church and interment was made in the family burial lot, that city being the former home of the family. Thomas Laugh lin of Owatonna, an uncle of the de ceased, and H. McAndrews of Min neapolis, an old friend of the family, came to Princeton and accompanied the cortege on its journey. Dragged to His Death. Last Saturday Chas. Luce, a resi dent of Lawrence, was killed by his team running away, but how the acci dent happened will probably never be known. Luce kept a livery stable at Lawrence and had driven to Mora. Saturday when the stage driver from Lawrence was within seven miles of Mora he met Luce's team running away and Luce was hanging in front of the dashboard, with his legs entan gled in the rigging around the front axle, his head and shoulders drag ging on the ground. The stage driver tried to stop the team, but failed and he afterward followed it until it was found standing, eating grass, with the man still hanging to the rigging, dead. It is thought the team must have dragged the man six or seven miles. The body was taken to Mora and later to Lawrence where the man had a family consisting of a wife and three children. To Kill Quack Grass. The farmers through this section are confronted with the problem of deal ing with quack grass, or as it is some times called witch grass. The follow ing from the Chaska Herald may be found valuable and it will certainly cost little to try it: "Quack grass is something every farmer should be pleased to get rid of, and a sure way for its eradication has been discovered by a farmer who finds that sowing the field to hemp will completely destroy the quack grass in one season. It is a profita ble crop to raise where the fibre can be disposed of and at the same time gets rid of the pest. The Northfield News in speaking of this says: 'Last spring a farmer living near North field, who was of German extraction and had seen the plant cultivated in his own country, went to the fibermill and asked for some seed to be sown on a patch of lane that was affected with quack grass. He simply wanted to purchase the seed for the purpose of killing the quack grass. The man ager of the fibermill induced him to try se\ eral acres of the plant and then contracted with him to pay for the use of the land The land was plowed deeply and harrowed in first class condition and the hemp scattered broadcast. The weed seed germinated with hemp but the hemp asserted itself and destroyed every other weed in the field and as the hemp grew to the height of from five to six feet nothing more was thought of the quack grass until after the hemp was cut, then he went to look at his patch of quack and found that not a single blade of the grass could be found growing in the hemp stubble.' How Tile Dram Works. Now that the attention of farm owners is being turned in the direc tion of drainage and reclamation of wet tracts of land, anything which gives information on the subject is of interest and the following from the Long Prairie Leader of May 25, is right to the point: "The Leader representative had occasion yesterday to inspect a piece of ground which was drained with porous tiling by Peter Christensen last summer. The land is just west of the city and has never been dry enough to produce crops, has, in fact, been practically useless always except for grass. "Last summer, at a cost of about $100. four acres of the lowest and wet test portions were tiled with seven inch tiling. Mr. Christensen informs the Leader that he harrowed the land on March 27th and it was as dry as any of the very highest land and fully as good a seed bed. While there is no surface ditch to let out the water which falls during heavy rains, there has been no time when the water has stood more than a few hours on the ground this spring. The day follow ing any of the heaviest of the rains the ground could be worked. "The field has now been planted to corn and is dry and mellow, and Mr. Christensen expects to raise a good 1-^ crop of corn this season where never before has he been able to raisse thing." *a any- i Information on Porto Rico. The department of commerce and labor at Washington has prepared a statement of the area, population, re sources and commerce of Porto Rico, to answer the many inquiries received for information on the subject. The statement is an exhaustive one, the following being extracts as to the principal matters of inquiry: "The beginning of the present month marked the completion of the fifth year of civil government in Porto Rico, which dates from May 1, 1900. While the government and the execu tive council, consisting of six heads of departments and five natives, are appointed by the president of the United States, the house of delegates, consisting of thirty-five members are elected by the people, the council and the house of delegates together com prising the legislative assembly. "Porto Rico has an area of 3,606 square miles, or about half the size of New Jersey. Its population in 1899 was 953,243, or about the same as that of West Virginia. "Coffee is the staple product of the island, the product in 1903 being 33,- 450,000 pounds from a cultivated area of 170,000 acres. "The commerce of Porto Rico in the calendar year 1904 amounted to $21,500,200, of which $6,330,000 repre sented trade with foreign countries and $24,750,000 trade with the United States." Locates Near Spokane. The Isanti News tells of a resident of Isanti county who went west and found farming about the only business at which good wages could be made. The News says: "Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berg, who went west three weeks ago, have de cided to locate near Spokane, Wash., their address being rural route No. 3 from the above named city. In a letter to the News Mr. Berg gives the fol lowing information that may be of in terest to his many friends in Isanti county: 'There is little chance to get any kind of a job out here for good wages, so we have bought a small farm about a mile and a half outside the city limits and will engage in raising \eg- etables. Spokane is a very good mar ket place for all kinds of vegetables and fruits. An electric line is under construction and by August 1 cars will be running within two blocks from our house, the same line to be running by Nov. 1 to Veaverly, thir ty-two miles from Spokane.' Convention of Rural Mall Carriers. An exchange says: "The Minne sota rural letter carriers will have possession of Lake Minnetonka on the 9th and 10th of June, The con vention was secured for Excelsior through the efforts of Lou Perkins at the last annual convention which was held in Mankato. The first meeting will occur at eleven o'clock Friday morning, June 9. Mayor Sampson will welcome the carriers to Excelsior and Postmaster Bardwell will deliver a brief address. The next session will open at half-past one, when various business matters will be taken up. The final business session will con vene at half past eight Saturday morning, June 10, and in the after noon the Minneapolis Tribune will en tertain the carriers with a tour of the lakes. During the con\ention officers will be elected and delegates chosen to the national association at Indian apolis." Summer Resort Sold. O. C. Northrup has sold his farm of 265 acres at Elk lake to a man named Pratt, from Nebraska. Mr. Northrup bought the land wild some \ears ago, put up good buildings and opened up a large farm, clearing along the lake shore and making a very pleasant place for picnic and fishing excur sions. This is one of the best stock farms in the country having a large amount of meadow and the lake of splendid water. Mr. Northrup ex pects to go to Idaho and other sec tions to look up a new location and will endeavor to find a climate better suited to his wife's feeble health. Terrific Race With Death. "Death was fast approaching," writes Ralph F. Fernandez of Tampa, Fla., describing his fearful race with death, "a a result of liver trouble and hea#t disease, which had robbed me of sleep and of all interest in life. I had tried many different doctors and several medicines, but got no benefit, until I began to use Electric Bitters. So wonderful was their effect, that in three days I felt like a new man, and today I am cured of all my troubles." Guaranteed at C. A. Jack's drug store price 50 cents. Modern Woodmen of America Convention. On account of the Biennial Meeting of the Modern Woodmen of America and Auxiliary societies at Milwaukee, Wis., June 17, 24, the Great Northern will sell tickets at one fare plus 50 cents for the round trip. Tickets on sale for trains arriving in St. Paul or Sioux City, June 16, 19 inclusive, with final return limit June 27th. Consult local agent for full particu lars, 25-27. |!wmmmmmmmmmmmmm IS ?UM shed lumbe STITCH' STITCH STITCH' "Stitch after stitch I've taken, by which I have earned this talent pile For hours many and days not a few I managed the time to while Napkins and sheets with a wide French hem I ve made with a stitch stitch stitch Till my head fairly whirled ere I finished them And mv back had a stitch stitch stitch But at iast they are finished and a neat sum you see I made by my stitch stitch stitch For two hundred pennies I find in my bag And I think I am rich rich rich The three talents which brought in the greatest returns were those em ployed by Mrs. C. H. Rines, Mrs. C. A. Caley and Miss Ida King. Mrs. Rines also stitched, stitched, stitched, having among other things, like the frugal wife she is, stitched her hus bands torn suspenders and broken shoe-laces. Her talent increased to twenty dollars. Mrs. Caley employed her sweet voice in earning hers, while Ida King catered to the "sweet tooth" of many a person. Space does not permit to tell of all the laughable experiences although they were many. It is rumored that one of the promising young men of the town has been diligently trying to improve his complexion by using num erous bottles of face cream prepared bj two of the ladies, to help the cause along. By the end of the evening the Dorcas ladies treasury was enriched bv an even hundred dollars. Saved by Dynamite. Sometimes, a flaming city is saved by dynamiting a space that the fire can't cross. Sometimes, a cough hangs on so long, you feel as if noth ing but dynamite would cure it. Z. T. Gray of Calhoun, Ga., writes: "My wife had a very aggravating cough, which kept her awake nights. Two physicians could not help her: so she took Dr. King's New Discov ery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds, which eased her cough, gave her sleep, and finally cured her." Strictly scientific cure for bronchitis and la grippe. At C. A. Jack's drug store, price 50 cents and $1.00 guar anteed. Trial bottle free. The Fourth at Sandy Lake. E. Grant wishes to announce to the public that he will not incur the ex pense of a dance at his pavilion on the Fourth of July, but will furnish ample amusement for all. There will be an old fashioned picnic, ice cream, lemonade, lunches and hot coffee, served on the grounds by Mr. Grant. For aumusements there will be raga muffins, pony race, slow horse race, sack race, wheelbarrow race, boy race, girl race, old man's race and old woman's race. A good man has been engaged to keep order on the grounds. WE CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH THE CHOICEST I Re Cedar and Pine Shingles,! cntain 8 building material in this part of the country, and we would like Sr you an estimate upon anything you want. Talent hoclal. The talent pennies that the Dorcas society ladies planted in little red bags about two months ago and sent out to their friends yielded a good harvest. On Friday evening of last week the holders of the bags were bid den to assemble at the G. A. R. hall to tell their experiences in earning their talent money as they turned it in. The silver dollars and other numer ous coins that rolled out of the bags testified that none of the talents had been "hid in the earth" but had been used to bring forth many fold. The experiences told brought forth many a laugh particularly those of the little tots. Little three-year-old Hjordis Scheen who said she earned hers by '"Duthting the thithing room and I got three thenths ev'ey morning." Duren Jack and Gerald and Severt Petterson turned in six dollars. They recited their experiences in this wise: "Three little lads from school are we Each with a talent, as you may see And how it has grown since that wintry day When it started on its toilsome way "V N have come to tell With our little store of pennies three We procured some corn which we popped, you see And sold in sacks then purchased more And made of corn balls quite a store Which we sold as well And then as there seemed a fair demand, We went to work with a willing hand To manufacture boards for sale That for ironing slee\ es might well avail, Our fund to swell And last, we peddled pie-plant round From door to door, until we found Our talent grown two hundred fold And now, as all our story told We 11 say farewell' A number of the faithful servants presented their experiences in verse. Mrs. McMillan's stitching had left little time for the preparation of her verses but they were much appre ciated and are as follows: 1 PRINCETON LUMBER C0.,seV.4re to be found in this section, and at the lowest prices. 3 If you don't want shingles. I Wha do you want? i ^utiiuiatutituitiiuiiiitiutitiuiuiiiuiiitiiiuiuuiuiiiiiiiitiuuitiiiiiitiiiitutiiiiiiuiiiaiiuiiii In the Bakeshop All utensils and apparatus used are kept in a condition of absolute cleanli ness. Nothing is permitted to spoil the flavor or quality of the high class material used. Bakers who are specialists in their line produce our Bread, Cakes, Pies, Etc. These are the very perfection of good ness and are highly appreciated bv all lovers of fine things to eat. Shepard's Bakery Baking for parties, weddings, etc., given prompt attention, Give Us a Call. I Both 'Phones Princeton, Minn. Main St. "*"*fcto*****UJ*FM***Jvrfc The. Palms Destaurant and gALOOlS. THOMAS HORAN Proprietor. Meals and Lunches served from 7 o'clock in the morning till 10 o'clock at night, from 5 cents up. First Class Dining Room Service. Foreign and Domestic] WINES, LIQUORS and CIGA RS FIRST CLASS GOODS 5 South Main St., Princeton, Minn. A Wonderful Memory. Hortensius, the Roman orator, could repeat word for word a book he had just read. On one occasion he made a wager with one Sienna and to win it went to an auction, remained all day and the evening gave a list of all the articles sold, the prices paid for them and the namos of the purchasers The accuracy of his memory was in this case attested by the auctioneer's clerk, who followed the recapitulation with his book and found that in no case had the man of wonderful memory made a single mistakk. Manners. Manners are of more importance than laws. In a great measure the laws de pend on them. The law touches us but here and there and now and then. Manners are what vex or soothe, cor rupt or purify, exalt or debase, barba rize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe. They give their whole color to our lives. According to their quality they aid morals, they sup ply them or they totally destroy them. Burke the finest assortment of dry lumber and i J. A. SHEPARD, Proprietor. White Front BAKERY Manske & Son. Props. We Bake Daily. Full weight, best materials, free from all impure ingredients. Fine Pastry 1 tosmake 3 JOHN BARRY Expert Accountant, Over 30 Years Experience. 1011 First Ave North MINNEAPOLIS MINN Peterson & Nelson Can 5et your buggy tires cold while you are waiting without taking the wheels off from the buggy or the bolts out of the wheels. Smoke Princeton-Made Cigars and Stogies. "Princeton Stock," and "Little Pet," are good smokes for 5 cents. "Princeton Banner,' a club bouse size 10 cent cigar, full Havana filler and Sumatra wrapper. Pittstog and Wheeling Stogies. JULIUS SUQARMAN, Princeton, Minn. PETER MOECER Merchant Tailor^ 35 years in the business ST:ETA7- Spring and Summer Styles Just received and now ready for inspection. They include all the latest patterns for suits and overcoats, and you are invited to call and look them over. Just as good stock as any city tailor carries and prices lower. All kinds of cleaning and pressing attended to promptly. %W SPECIAL ATTENTION given to cleaning and pressing laaies' suit* Over Sjoblom & Olson Saloon, Mam Street PRINCETON, MINN. ABOUT FACE! on the shoe question. Don't pay $5.00 for $3.50 footwear hereafter. Purchase SHOES for yourself and the family here and the balance will be in your favor. We sell $5 shoes for $3.50. There is really remarkable value in our offerings. Our shoes fit have style and great wearing qualities. S. LONG.