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.
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Surely, afflictions have not come
singly to this family and their friends
sympathize with themf in their be
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,
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
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
"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
crop of corn this season where never
before has he been able to
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
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
'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
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
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
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,!
8 building material in this part of the country, and we would like
Sr you an estimate upon anything you want.
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,
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
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
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.
Baking for parties, weddings,
etc., given prompt attention,
Give Us a Call. I
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]
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
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.
the finest assortment of dry lumber and i
J. A. SHEPARD, Proprietor.
Manske & Son. Props.
We Bake Daily.
Full weight, best materials, free
from all impure ingredients.
Over 30 Years Experience.
1011 First Ave North
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.
"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
Pittstog and Wheeling Stogies.
35 years in the business
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
%W SPECIAL ATTENTION given to
cleaning and pressing laaies' suit*
Over Sjoblom & Olson Saloon,
on the shoe question. Don't pay
$5.00 for $3.50 footwear hereafter.
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.
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