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OPES AIRJERVICES Will be Conducted by Revs. Swinner- ton and Henderson Upon the Band Stand on Sunday. Vocal and Instrumental Music Among the FeaturesYou are All In- vited to be Present. Next Sunday evening, Aug. 27th, the Congregationalists and Methodists will unite in holding an open-air ser vice on the band stand. Rev. Hen derson will have charge of the pre liminary paints of the service and Rev. Swinnerton of the Methodist church will deliver a popular gospel discourse. Arrangements have been made for first-class music under the direction of Mr. Brown, Princeton's popular band master. Only familiar hjmns will be sung that all may join heartily in the singing. Seats will be pro\ided for all. The service will begin at 8 p. m. sharp. If the weather should prove unfavorable the meeting will be transferred to the Methodist church. Trom the \ery beginning of the Christian church there ha\ been ad herents and exponents who have be lieved in adapting themselves to all sorts of conditions and exigencies. The Master himself frequently ad dressed large audiences on the moun tain side, in the green fields, and be side the cool refreshing lakes. The early disciples followed his example and wherever people congregated there they were willing to expound their conception of the gospel, and it is a fact worthy of note that large audiences heard them daily. Even the pagan philosophers of Greece were alive to the advantages of open-air -gatherings. Their theaters were built on the side of an acropolis, with no roof but the blue dome of heaven. In these theaters the best Greek literature was presented to the common people. It was here that the tragedies of Aeschydes and Sophocles, and Euri pides, the comedies of Aristophanes and the writings of many great men of the past were acted and read in the sight and hearing of vast multitudes of people. Many of these out-door theaters are visited by travelers todav and" are "perpetual reminders of the' value of such places for public gath erings. History records the valiant service of Savonarola who on the streets of Florence proclaimed a great religious revival, the necessity of righteous living, and the coming of a foreign invader as the scourge of God upon the wicked, and demanded the restoration of political liberty to Florence of Martin Luther who seized e\ ery opportunity of proclaiming his lews to the people of Germany until every adherent of his tenets became a preacher and upon the house tops and in the fields and market places pro claimed the gospel of Christ of Cath olic priests and missionaries of every denomination who have practically begun their work in every clime with no roof to shelter them from the ele ments and jet under such adverse conditions their cause has triumphed. In more modern times we have John Huss, John Calvin, and John Wesley, the three immoital Johns of history, all of whom were most popular field preachers. Our religion does not demand that we shall swelter in poorly \entilated buildings when there is room and air enough outside. In large cities churches are taking to their tents during the hot summer months and the result is that thou sands of people who are kindly dis posed towards the church, but do not care' to be shut in during the hot eather, are the most enthusiastic at tendants of these tent meetings. There was a time when people lacerated theii flesh and in other ways tortured themselves thinking they were doing God service. Their prototypes are e\ er present. Still with the passing years people are beginning to realize that comfort is conducive to religious development and that to sit in a hot building sweating under the collar and enduring the tormants of the in habitants, hades is not productive of the best results religiously. Flexi bility and adaptability are valuable elements in church economy, and in a climate where the thermometer rises to over one hundred in the shade a little more cool air mixed with the gospel would be a very acceptable combination. These desirable ele ments will be provided next Sunday evening on the band stand. Great Northern and. Soo Cut Rates. The Gr-eat Northern Railway com pany announces a sweeping reduction in its grain rates throughout its east ern territory, extending to the bound ary of Montana. The new rates will add millions to %I~jiM^SjMM&k the potential resources of the farmers of the northwest. This reduction of rates ranges from five cents per hundred, from the most distant points, to a half cent from points nearest the twin cities and the head of navigation on the great lakes. From Williston, distant from the head of the lakes 616 miles, the re duction is five cents. On the Gran ville branch, he Towner branch, the line from Rugby to Antler, the branch from York to Thorne, the Lakota branch, now extending to Sarles, the rates are cut three cents. This covers an immense stretch of country, much of it recently brought under cultiva tion in North Dakota. From Minot to the head of the lakes, from Grand Forks and Fargo and Hillsboro on the Hanna line, running north from Liarimore, on the Neche line, and the St. Vincent line, the re duction is two cents per hundred. On the St. John's line, running from Church's Ferry and the Walhalla line, it is two and one-half cents, and from Larimore it is a cent and a half. Similarly in South Dakota there is a reduction of four cents per hundred from Huron, two cents from Aberdeen and Yankton and corresponding^re ductions from other points to Minne apolis. In Minnesota the new rates show a concession of two cents per hundred for Crookston, Thief River Falls, Warren and Moorhead, and of half a cent for Fergus Falls, Morris, Breck enridge. Litchfield, Alexandria and St. Cloud. The Soo railway management has filed with the State railway and ware house commission a revised tariff on grain making general reductions along the entire system in consonance with the sweeping reductions an nounced by the Great Northern. The Northern Pacific will also file a revised schedule lowering the grain rates from all points on the system as far west as the Montana line. A meeting of the traffic officials of the three lines was held, it is said, at which the question of reducing the rates was discussed and an agreement reached to revise the tariffs by slash ing off from one-half to five cents a hundred according to distance. The Great Northern policy had been de termined previously, however, and even the details of readjusting the rates-bad-been attended to befowtfetf meeting. That company was there fore able to announce its rates at once and did so. A National Hero. Real Admiral Chas. E. Clark, who, as commnder of the Oregon in the Spanish war, became a national hero, left the navy on Thursday, Aug. 10. He spent fortfy-five years in the ser vice, and has reached the statutory age of retirement. Clark was born in Vermont Aug. 10, 1843. He entered the naval acad emy at Annapolis in 1860. Before the completion of his cadetship he was ordered to service in the civil war as a midshipman. When war with Spain was declared Clark, as captain of the Oregon, was on the Pacific coast. He was ordered to proceed quickly as possible to the West Indies, his ship being badly needed to reinforce Sampson's fleet. Clark made a trip that amazed the naval experts of the world. Not only did he make the voyage at a speed greater than had theretofore been maintained on a long trip by a battle ship, but when the Oregon arrived at ^i nucu IUB uregun arrived ac ready for battle. It, had beeJn expected that time would be required for over hauling and repairs. Nothing of the sort was needed. Clark simply reported to Washing tun his arrival, and asked to be as signed to his post of duty. At the battle of Santiago Clark and the Oregon were again to the fore, and all the country sounded their praise. After the war Clark was promoted to the rank of rear admiral and assigned to shore duty. He served as governor of the naval home at Philadelphia, and was afterwards called to Washington for duty as a member of the general board and president of examining and retiring boards of the navy. 'Twas Really a Surprise. A housewarming party comprising the feminine social leaders of Prince ton swarmed into the new residence of Robert and Miss Ida King last evening without previous notice to those worthy people and piled up in their domicile big armfuls of useful and ornamental furnishing goods which fairly staggered the recipients thereof. When the society ladies of Princeton decide upon a surprise you can wager that no mean men folks obtain even an inkling in advance. Ice cream and cake were served to the invaders and a very merrv time was enjoyed. ,%\^^U^Mi^la-^:^% The West Branch Creamery Associa- tion Holds Its Second Annual Picnic in Uglem's Grove. Over Four Hundred People Celebrate the EventSpeeches and Base- ball Included in Program. The second annual pcinic of the. AVest Branch Creamery association was held in Uglem's grove at Green bush on Sunday and about 400 people participated in the festivities. The gathering was made up of people from four counties and no prettier spot than Uglem's grove could, have been se lected to celebrate the event. Mr. Lindall had made elaborate prepara tions for the accommodation and en tertainment of the large number of visitors and consequently the picnic was in all respects a most successful and enjoyable affair. In the forenoon a ball game of a most interesting nature was played between the Long Siding and Milo clubs in which both sides demon strated by their excellent playing that they were far from novices. The game resulted in a victory for Milo over Long Siding by a score of 7 to 8. At the noon hour the baskets of the picnickers were unloaded upon the greensward and, gypsy-like, men. women and children scattered about throughout the woods in little groups and partook of the good things which they had brought along. The varie gated costumes of the participants among the foliage presented a very pretty color effect and the mirth of the little folks largely enhanced its attractiveness. After luncheon O. H. Uglem, pres ident of the association, in a brief but very appropriate address, welcomed the visitors and introduced Andrew Larson of Milaca, who talked upon the process of making butter in Sweden twenty years ago as compared with the method of today in this country. Frank Shrewbury of the State dairy and food department then expatiated upon the great benefits of the co operative creamery to the agricultural classes. tween the Greehbush and Milo nines in which the Milos were defeated in a score of 12 to 2. Notwithstanding the score there was some good ball play ing in the game. Ever since its establishment the West Branch creamery has been a most successful institution and its patrons are more than pleased with the results attained and with the su perior grade of the butter manufac tured under the management of Mr. Lindall. The proceeds derived from the sale of soft drinks, ice cream, etc., at the picnic will go towards the erection of a residence for Mr. Lindall, which the creamery association has decided to build. Creamery Association Organized. During the progress of the picnic a meeting of dairymen and buttermak ers was held and the Rum River Creamery association organized for mutual benefit. The pro tem officers elected were: President, Andrew Lar son, Milaca vice president, "W. Stowe, Glendorado secretary, G. E. Lindall, West Branch creamery: treas Rlll 1 t'e Minneapolis at 10:30 a. m. Sat ay, Sept. 2. Its equipment will [sist of passenger coaches, tourist :pers, chair cars and standard sli ipers. tuch of the interest of the conven ts i will center about the election of ns tonal commander. Although Ti iner of New York is believed to ha the greater number of pledges ar to be the probable winner, the M, mesota delegation will probably fa Dr Burton of Missouri Another rm ter of great interest will be the dis cuion of a proposition which will make the offices of chief patriotic in structor and department patriotic in structors elective instead of appoint ive as at present. The proposal comes from the New York department, which has passed resolutions asking the na tional body to pass the amendment. It is claimed by those opposed to the proposal that better men are selected under the present system. A number of prominent Minnesota veterans are greatly opposed to the plan and will fight it in the convention. The Date of Sale Will Be Nov. 11, 1905. Home seekers should not forget that on Ko%. 11th 6,000 acres of Minnesota State lands will be offered for sale in Princeton. The fact that these lands will be sold on forty years' time with a payment of but fifteen per cent sh( aid offer a strong attraction to set ers. ate Auditor Iverson says that the inc liries being received for State land lite 'ature are tremendous. "Last week alojie our office received 875 inquiries to be sold this fall. The Monday morning brought in inety-three inquiries. They come frofi every part of the United States many from Canada. Missouri, ana and Pennsylvania furnish a number of the letter writers. but one man out of every ten has written a letter attends the land sales this fall every sale will see a vast throng bidding ome acres on which to settle, 'eople in other states evidently believe Minnesota land to be the cheapest and best on the market to daj| and intend to take advantage of the? great opportunity being offered by Minnesota for settlers to obtain cheap homes in the north star State." A^ list of places in th State at which for lands firs mail Kr thereof has already paper. _The- FloridUa the sturdy fighter was fit and i "T" I Carmody. dam is backing the water u,p Popla'r ready for battle membership was fixed atSherburnes fifty cent river.r per annum.fee Benton Isanti and Mille Lacs counties will constitute the territory covered. On Thursday, Sept. 28, the first meeting of the newly-formed organiza tion will be held at the opera house, Princeton, at which all those who are interested in dairying are invited to attend and join the association. Good speakers will be secured for this occa sion and the temporary organization will likely be made permanent. At this meeting arrangements will be made for a series of dairy conventions throughout the district" at each of which men conversant with the cream ery business will be present and endeavor to educate farmers and others upon modern methods of dairy ing. This is surely a movement which deserves much commendation. The O. A. K. Encampment. Minnesota will be represented at the national G. A. R. encampment in Denver by a delegation of at least 200 veterans, with their families and friends. The convention will be held the week beginning Sept. 4, and the parade, which is always the great feature of the gathering, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 6. The Minnesota delegation led by Department Commander C. F. Mc Donald, will leave Sept. 2 over the Great Western and will have through cars to Denver. The special will 4PF, V*^'J&rf* appeared in this Aitkin County Not Alone a Sufferer. A late press dispatch says that the high water and consequent loss to set tlers in northern Minnesota is not confined to the Mimssissippi river nor to Aitkin county. The Big Fork river in Itasca county has been out of its banks all summer, flooding the rich meadow lands upon which the lumber companies and settlers depend for hay. For weeks they have waited for the water to go down so that they could begin haying, but the river has been gradually rising, caused by the incessant rains. Many homesteaders have livestock which they have brought into the country at great expense, and for which they have not been able to put up hay for the coming winter. Nor does the prospect look bright for their being able to put up hay later. With one exception, never has the Big Foik country been known to suffer from high water before. Settlers coming from the vicinity of Lake Winnibigoshish say the government vWUiU rive E\ents seem to bear out the state ment. Never before has the water in the Big Fork river remained so high for such a length of time. With no rains the river recedes but one inch a week. Always before the river has drained off its own territory and reached its normal level in about ten days. As conditions now are settlers will be compelled to dispose of their stock this fall at a sacrifice. Will Shoot for Mille Lacs. E. E. Price, the well known barber of Milaca, has succeeded in winning a ,place on the State team that will re present the Minnesota national guard at the national shoot at Seagirt, New Jersey, on August 21st. The team is composed of eighteen mentwelve regulars, four alternates. a captain and a coach. The team will compete for honors at Seagirt with expert rifle squads from all over the United States. Mr. Price is a member of Company B, Third regiment national guards, and has long been recognized as one of the best shots in the State. He is expected to make a good showing in the national contest.Mille Lacs County Times. Must Lengthen! Them Out. Atlantic City bathing skirts must now be at least knee length. It was not this kind, however, that made Atlantic City famous.St. Paul News In a Contest on the Home Grounds the Princetons Down the Visitors by a Score of io to 2. The Princeton Boys Expect Season to Prove a Record Breaker for Number of Games Won. The Princeton ball team was again victorious on Sunday in a game played upon the home diamond against the Camden club of Minne apolis, an aggregation which has the reputation of being one of the best amateur nines in the twin cities. There were no features of any especial interest in the game, it being devoid of any exciting play. The Princeton boys are in first-class trim and bid fair to this season exceed any pre vious years' efforts in the number of games won. Sunday's game resulted in a score of 10 for Princeton as against 2 for Camden and score follows: Princeton- Marshall, N 3b Smith at Carlson, lb Woods Slayback, cf Cravens Manske ss Harrington rf Cordmer If Totals Camden Abar cf Stowen 2D Scovall, ss Giest, Fenn Hamngton If Edberg, lb Lower, 3b Ryan, rf anfl tiMntiffi The line up AB PO A E 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 1 2 13 2 0 2 0 2 11 1 1 0 1 0 0 37 10 12 27 17 AB PO A 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 10 1 0 0 3 0 6 0 1 0 0 Totals 34 2 3 24 12 4 Princeton 01400032 x10 Camden 1010000002 Two base hits. Woods, Slayback three base hits Slayback, Marshall, home run, Woods struck out by Woods 10, by Fenn 5 Umpire Pratt Scorer, Cordiner MARCLEY-M'MIIXAN. Dr. W. J. Marcley of Rutland Marries Miss Jessie McMillan of Minneapolis. At 8:30 this morning, at the resi dence of Attorney McMillan in this village, Miss Jessie McMillan of Min neapolis was married to Dr. W. J. Marcley of Rutland, Mass. The Rev. W. P. Angell of Newcastle, Ind., conducted the ceremony. The bride is a sister of Attorney McMillan of Princeton and the groom a resident physician of Rutland, Mass., and the head of the well-known sanatorium at that place. Among those from abroad present at the ceremony were Mrs. P. H. Mc Millan, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Carpenter and son, Chas. Carpenter, Miss Cath erine Patten, all of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Joseph Alley and daughter of Webster, S. D. Mr. and Mrs. Marcley left today on a bridal tour and will later take up their abode at Rutland, Mass. The Union wishes them a life of uninterrupted happiness. A Social Event. Friday evening the Dorcas Ladies tendered a reception to the members of the Congregational choir at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fer rell. The parlors were beautifully decorated with potted ferns and sweet peas. This with the brilliant lights and merry company made a pretty picture. During the evening two guessing games which quickened the wits of the participants were played. Miss Diel man was made the possessor of a beautiful box of bon-bons for her suc cess. On a tie Mrs. Geo. Staples took the second box. The members of the choir with their "other halves" were served at the long dining room table which was delicately decorated with ferns and pansies. The rest of the company were waited on at small tables in the parlor. A delicious collation was served by the "cooks of cooks" (the Dorcas Ladies) to some fifty guests. At a late hour the company left trust ing that the choir would soon deserve another ovation. Mrs. C. A. Caley, the efficient leader, has had the hearty co-operation of the other members of the choir, and with the help of Mrs. Ludden at the organ and Miss Neumann at the piano, has delighted all hearers with her musical programs. Minnesota's Advantages. Prof. Shaw, in a discourse on the advantages of northern Minnesota, says in substance and in part as fol lows: Taken all in all, northern Minne sota offers possibilities in agriculture, live stock raising and dairying pos sessed by no state in America. The man who contents himself with rented lands in the older states, thus making a bare livelihood from year to year, is to some extent throwing his en ergies away. He is not able to lay by any surplus and when he reaches old age he is no better off than he was a score or more years ago. Any man YOLUME XXIX. NO. 37 who has ordinary health should be able to undertake such a proposition without the slightest fear of failure. In a few years he would have a good farm and a secured home, which would insure him a living for the remainder of his life. Live stock will feed better in the cold steady climate of Minnesota than in any of the milder and more changeable to the southward. The steady character of the weather keeps the appetite good, hence animals never* get off feed. In the warmer latitudes it may rain one day and freeze the next there may be a week of mild weather, followed by six or seven days of bitter cold. During the mild period the animals get off their feed and therefore lose time se riously in fattening before their ap petite comes back to anywhere near the normal condition. This line of i*easoning applies to the feeding of all kinds of live stock but in a less de gree to dairy cattle and swine. E. G. Valentine Dead. Ezra G. Valentine, a prominent drainage worker, attorney and capi talist of Breckenridge. died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his summer home at Battle Lake, a short distance from Breckenridge. He was fifty-five years old, and his death, which was due to apoplexy, came without previous warning and was so unexpected that even his son and daughter, who were spending the summer with him at Battle Lake, knew nothing of it until they attempted to arouse him for his lunch. Mr. Valentine's death removes a prominent character in the history *of the northwest. While actively en gaged in State politics and prominent as an attorney, his chief efforts in be half of the drainage cause were un tiring and brought definite results, and the extension of drainage operations in northwest Minnesota in recent years has been to a great extent due to his efforts. Mr. Valentine became interested in the drainage of the Red river valley and was appointed a member of the State drainage board by Gov. Knute Nelson. He gained an enviable repu tation throughout the State as an ad vocate of drainage. Going Back to Dunn'uh^. JJevvg ll l'rib 1 Method Maybe you, also, have noticed, says tEr,JJuruLhv,, wnai 'his" caught the eye of the Bemidji Pioneer man and induced him to write as fol lows: "Congressman Buckman says he will pay the State timber board af ter an investigation decides that he has committed trespass. So the board decided it will investigate. Queer somebody did not think of this simple procedure long ago. But we forget, it was quite necessary for political persons to institute suits at law, even though there was no hope of making them a success. Bob Dunn, you know did not sue. He made cash settlements and put the cash in the State treasury. This method while very profitable to the State was not according to the strict letter of the law as we learned during the cam paign last year. But now the strict letter of the law having proved un profitable, we are going back to Bob Dunn's method. Fearful and wonder ful are the ways of politics." A Neat Acknowledgment. It will be remembered that some weeks ago, when lightning entered the Great Northern depot on a wire and set fire to the curtain and casings, Mrs. J. W. Hartman was the first to discover the flames and it was through the efforts of her husband, J. W. Hartman, that the fire was extin guished before it had done much dam age. On Saturday last Mrs. Hartman received from the company a neat acknowledgment of her services in the shape of a round trip pass to Seattle, Washington, where she has a sister and other relatives. To say that she is pleased is expressing it mildly. Mrs. Horan's Services Appreciated. A jolly party of Rebekahs composed of Mrs. Wm. Trumbull, Mrs. Elmer Gardiner, Mrs. Wm. Carlson, Mrs. C. W. Wills, Mrs. L. L. Hudson and Mrs. Elmer made a trip to Princeton yesterday for the purpose of present ing Mrs. Thos. Horan, formerly of this place, with a Past Grand pin as a token of appreciation from the or der. Mrs. Horan was a prominent member of the order here, and the presentation is said to have been a very pleasant occasion.Mille Lacs County Times, Aug. 17. Affairs of School District 19. For several years the residents of school district No. 19, at Mille Lacs lake, have had disagreements and quarrels without number. Matters have reached such a pass that it is hard to find anyone in the district who will accept a position on the school board. Such a state of affairs can work only to the disadvantge of the school and the sooner the matter is sifted and the right brought to light the better. This matter now promises to be aired in court. A f~An a