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Mrs. C. J. Pinkbam Departs This
Life at Her Home Near the
Village of Princeton.
Louis Payette of Greenbush and David
Wetter of Princeton Die at
Northwestern Hospital.
Mrs. C. J. Pinkham died at her
home, two miles west of Princeton, at
5:30 o'clock on the morning of Wed
nesday, Jan. 31, from heart failure
after a sickness of about two years.
The deceased was born in New
York state on December 24, 1832, and,
together with her husband, came to
Princeton in 1860 and settled upon
the homestead where she died. At
the time she came to this part of the
country it was but little better than
a wilderness. She was twice married,
her first husband being D. C. Slater,
who died in 1865. Her second hus
band, C. J. Pinkham, is still living.
Four children were born of the first
union, one of whom is dead, and those
living being William, Charles and
Clinton Slater, all residents of Prince
ton. Of the second marriage were
born Mrs. O. M. Mitchell of Princeton
and Mrs. E. E. Woodworth of St. Paul.
The funeral services will be con
ducted at the family residence to
morrow (Friday) afternoon at 1
o'clock by Rev. Cathcart of the
Methodist church and the remains
will be interred in Oak Knoll ceme
Mrs. Pinkham was a most estimable
lady and was greatly beloved by those
who knew her. The community tend
ers its sympathy to the family in its
great and irreparable loss.
Louis Payette
Louis Payette died at the North
western hospital on Monday morning
at 5:45 from pneumonia. Deceased
was brought to the institution from
Greenbush, and, despite every means
known to medical science was resorted
to, it was found impossiblejo restore
the patient.
Deceased was born in Mechanics
Mile, Conn., November 11, 1877, and
was consequently 28 years of age on
November 11,1905. Four years of bis
life was passed in Canada, twelve
years in Wisconsin and twelve years in
Greenbush. He was married on Feb
ruary 14, 1904, to Miss Mary Burke,
daughter of Wm Burke of Princeton.
One child, a gill, was born of this
union, but it died last winter at the
age of nine months.
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Father Levings at St. Ed
ward's Catholic church in Princeton
yesterday (Wednesday) morning at
10:30 o'clock. The pallbearers were
Thos. Kaliher, Peter Morneau, Henry
Greenwood, Frank Bebo, John Moe
ger and John Carl.
Among those who attended the ob
sequies from out of town were Wm.
Secard, Stillwater Mrs. Blair, South
Stillwater, and Mrs. E. J. Payette,
Louis Payette was a young man
highly esteemed by the many with
whom he was acquainted, and the
blow sustained by his family in his
untimely taking" away is indeed a
hard one. The Union extends sym
pathy to the immediate relatives of
the deceased in this, their hour of
David Wetter.
Little David Wetter, the eight-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Wet
ter of Princeton, died at the North
western hospital at Princeton, on
Tuesday morning, January 30, from
exhaustion incident to obstruction of
the intestines. In the hope of saving
his life two surgical operations were
performed upon him by Dr. Cooney,
but without avail. The little patient
bore his suffering without complaint
and was cheerful even to the last.
The funeral rites will be observed
in the Methodist church this (Thurs
day) afternoon at 2 o'clock, and Rev.
Cathcart will officiate. The remains
will be laid to rest in Oak Knoll
As a pretty token of the esteem in
which David was held by hi&school
-mates, a tribute in the form of a
beautiful floral wreath, accompanied
by a letter of condolence, was sent to
the family of their little playmate.
Furthermore, on Tuesday afternoon
the desk which David occupied in- the
Whittier school was covered with
carnations, and there were manv
mournful little hearts inihat room who
will not soon forget their school
mate who has passed into the realm
of everlasting happiness.
The sympathy of all goes forth to
the family in its great loss.
A Peculiar Case Decided.
The village of Brooten in Stearns
county cannot engage any longer in
the flour business. Judge Searle
of the district court has made
permanent the injunction sought
by L. L. Nerlein, owner of the
flour mill at that place, and
which has been fought for a long
time through the district and supreme
About three years ago a dispute
arose between the miller and some of
the business men of Brooten. As a
result the village officers allowed the
use of the village hall as a storage
room for flour and used the town
marshal to run the flour business.
The flour was sold at cost for cash to
everybody who traded in the village
to the detriment of the miller's busi
The court now says the plaintiff is
entitled to a permanent injunction,
and that the village of Brooten has
no right to use the village hall and
the services of the marshal in the way
it did
In New \ork and Elsewhere as Seen by
the Chicago Packer.
The potato situation all over the
country is a puzzling proposition.
The largest operators will tell you
that they hardly know what to do.
No one will deny that stocks are
heavy, and that the bullishness in the
shipping districts is somewhat far
fetched under present conditions.
The New York market is weak.
While advices from Maine show that
holders want $2.15 a bag
buyers are paying it, yet
here is selling at $2.05 and
there were 18 cars from
track (one day's receipts)
not move at those figures.
In western New York,* holders have
been asking 50 cents a bushel. Now
they want 55 cents. Buyeis here
think they want too much and will
not take the spuds, except unwillingly.
Long Island growers are also firm in
their demands, but they are nearer to
holding their own than any of the
other sections. They are selling at
$2 and up to $2.50 a bag here.
The northwest it is thought will be
taken care of by the west and south.
The spuds in Minnesota, Wisconsin
and Michigan are in fewer hands than
at any time in the history of the busi
ness. These big operators paid 50"
cents and at times 60 cents at loading
stations and they are tenaciously
keeping up prices. They have got to
do it.
The foreign stock ias kept a dam
per on the situation here. Storage
holdings of European tubers right in
New York are heavy and Baltimore
and Philadelphia are said to be well
heeled. A report was given The
Packer man one day that two cargoes
one of 18,000 and the other of 16,000
bagswere now on the way. If this
is true there may be something doing
if they are thrown on the open mar
Foreign potatoes are a losing prop
osition. Early contracts were made
by New York men and they have got
toftake the stock. It costs them $2.25
a Jbtag here and they can't get over $2
and $2.10 for the best offerings. In
addition to the contract stuff thous
ands of hags have been consigned
here because the operators in Europe
had no other outlet. It will soon be
time for this stock to move.
The entire situation is as stated
above, puzzling, and the outlook is
hard to figure out.
Expect Discovery by Accident.
If any consumer is troubled about
adulterated food products the fault
lies with him when 325,000 retailers
are anixous to furnish an exceptional
dietary at marvelously low cost," ob
serves the American Grocer.
And if any of those 325,000 retailers
who really deals in pure foods fails to
get his due share of the trade the fault
lies with him when every nook and
corner of the United States is ade
quately covered by newspaper circu
Too many virtuous grocers expect
the public to discover their virtue by
accident. Honest dealing in a trade
in which there is a great deal qf dis
honesty ought to be made a matter of
newspaper boast.Philadelphia Rec
and some
the stock
$2.10, and
Maine on
which do
A Successful Test.
Our contemporary, the Warsaw Zap
adnyjoolos, has been suspended. We
have, no particular interest in the
Zapadnyjoolos, but we want to see
whether the linotype man can se up
Zapadnyjoolos three times without
pieingthe word.Later. He can.
New York Mail.
1,053 I^tiled In Three Months.
A bulletin issued by the interstate
commerce commission shows that dur
ing the months of July, August and
September last 1,053 persons were
killed and 16,386 injured among pasr,
sengers and employes of steam rail
roads in the United States.
CREAMERJ_MEETING West Branch Association Holds An-
nual Convention and Elects Of-
ficers for Ensuing Year.
School Teachers Cannot Legally Draw
Salary Until Certificate or
Diploma is Filed.
The annual meeting of the West
Branch Creamery association was held
in school house No. 4 last Saturday
afternoon. The meeting was called to
order by President Uglem and the fol
lowing report was read by the secre
tary, which shows that the company
is in a prosperous condition and is
doing a good business:
Pounds of milk received, 1,300,633
pounds of cream received, 143,648
total pounds of milk, 2,269,433 aver
age milk test, 3.90 average cream
test, 27.30: total pounds fat, 89,511
pounds of butter manufactured,
112,483 total receipts from butter,
$26,765.47 paid to patrons, $18,-
658.83 paid into sinking fund.
The following officers were elected:
President, O. H. Uglem vice presi
dent, A. B. Gramer: secretary, John
Teutz treasurer, B. G. Benson
directors, Jac. Ellenbaum, Aug. Rain
ard, F. T. Geuderian.
Teachers Cannot Draw Salary Until Uavi
is Complied With.
County Superintendent of Schools
Guy Ewing desires to call the atten-"
tion of teachers to a provision of the
law enacted at the last session of the
legislature pertaining to the filing of
certificates or diplomas. Teachers
should pay particular attention to the
fact that they cannot legally draw
their salaries until they comply with
this act. The law covering the re
quirements is hereunder reproduced:
Section 1. No person shall be ac
counted a qualified teacher in any
common school district within the
meaning of the school law until such
person has filed for record with the
county superintendent of schools of
the county where such person intends
to teach a certificate or diploma, or
certified copy of either authorizing
such-person to teach school in such
Section 2. County superintendents
of schools shall record in their office
in a book provided by the board of
county commissioners for such pur
pose all material facts concerning
teachers' certificate and diplomas
presented for that purpose and shall
certify to the holder of such certificate
or diploma that such record has been
Section 265 of school laws says:
No teacher shall be entitled to re
ceive a third grade certificate more
than twice in the same county.
Section 266 says: The examina
tions shall be public and teachers de
siring to take the same may*" dismiss
'their school for that purpose for a
period not exceeding two days in each
year witnhout loss of pay.'
From the Shoulder.
In his characteristic manner Presi
dent Roosevelt scores the spacewrit
ers who are ever ready $p ,stir up a
scandal through their sensational
fabrications. Incorporated in his
recent message to congress on Pan
ama canal conditions he says:
"From time to time various publi
cations have been made and from time
to time in the future various similar
publications doubtless will be made
purporting to give an account of job
bery, or immorality, or inefficiency,
or misery, as obtaining on the isth
mus. I have carefully examined into
each of these accusations which seemed
worthy of attention. In every in
stance the accusations have provecf'to
be without foundation in any shape
or form. They spring from several
sources. Sometimes they take the
shape of statements by irresponsible
investigators of a sensational habit
of mind, incapable of observing or re
peating with accuracy what they see,
and desirous of obtaining notoriety
by widespread slander. More
they originate with, or aregiven cur
rency by, individuals with a personal
grievance. "The sensation-mongers,
both those who stay at home and
those who visit the isthmus, may
"ground their accusations on false
statements by some engineer, who
having applied for service on the
commission and* been refused such
service, now^ endeavors to discredit
his successful competitors or by
some lessee or owner of real estate
who has sought action, or inaction by
the commission to increase the value
df his lots, and is bitter because the
commission cannot be used for such
purposes or^on tfce^ tales of disap
pointed bidders for contracts or of
officeholders who have proved incom
petent or who^have been suspected of
corruption and dismissed, or who
have been overcome by panic and
have fled from the isthmus. Every
specific charge relating to jobbery, to
immorality or to inefficiency, from
whatever source it has come, has been
immediately investigated, and in no
single instance have the statements of
these sensation-mongers and the in
terested complainants behind them
proved true. The only discredit in
hering in these false accusations is to
those who originate and give them
currency, and who, to the extent of
their abilities, thereby hamper and
obstruct the completion of the great
work in which both the honor and the
interest of America are so deeply in
"It matters not whether those guilty
of these false accusations utter them
in mere wanton recklessness or folly
or in spirit of sinister malice to gratify
some personal or political grudge."
Story of the Trip Contributed hy One of
the Senior Girls.
On Saturday evening Monroe Ames,
known to the Senior class as "Curly,"
kindly invited the members of his
class to spend the evening at his home
about three miles south of this city.
At about 7:30 a team hitched to a
long sled stopped in front of I. C.
Patterson's residence, where two girls
of the class live. With Harold Van
Alsfcem, Charles Walker, Charles
Brace, Fremont Woodcock, Helen and
Mary Patterson, the team trotted along
UjBtil Dennis Kaliher's was reached.
Charles Walker went to the door and
there found Mabel Prescott, Mable
Gennow, Kathryne and Lillian Ka
liher laden down with things very
sweet. From there the twelve went
their way for about two miles, when
suddenly the alarm was given, "Man
overboard"' When the noses were
counted it was found that two were
gone. Finally they discovered that
Fremont and Helen were those who
had kicked over the sides.
The party arrived at the Ames'
home and was given a very hearty
welcome. After the team had been
disposed of and all were seated in the
parlor the news came: "The Juniors
are coming'" But when they ap-
'pe^'A.trupon the^ceae the Senior boys^
proved too much for them, so Vernon
Dickey, Ralph Whitney, Grover Urn
behocker and Herbert Zimmerman
were compelled to spend the remainder
of the evening tied to chairs.
At 11 o'clock Mrs. Ames prepared
a very dainty lunch and the Junior
captives were released from bondage
and allowed to partake of the re
freshments. The Juniors started to
walk home but were overtaken about
a mile distant and invited to ride.
When the Juniors departed they gave
three cheers for the class of 1906:
"Rah! RahlRix! Rah! Rah! Bix!
We're the class of nineteen-six!"
Blackguardly Assassin Scatters Poisoned
Meat pon Public Thoroughfares
Some person or persons^have within
the past week promiscuously scattered
poisoned meat upon the public
thoroughfares with the intention of
terminating the lives of whatsoever
dogs might devour the same. The
first animal to succumb to the in
fluence of the poisoned bait was a dog
owned by James Hartmana dog
which was highly prized by him and
which he found dead on Sunday morn
ing. Mr. Hartman will pay a sub
stantial reward to anyone who gives
such information as will lead to the
discovery of the perpetrators.
Dogs belonging to L. N. Grow,
Swan Olson and C. A. Dickey were
also poisoned, but antidotes were for
tunately administered in time to save
the animals' lives.
An Honest ManNew School.
Cassius R. Peck, assistant United
States district attorney of Oklahoma,
will never accept a railroad pass.
Those that are sent to him are always
At a banquet in Guthrie, Mr. Peck
spoke on honesty. One thing he said
was this:
"What are we coming to? Are we
coming to such a pass^ that our ideas
of an honest man will correspond with
the ideal of old Hiram' Stropde?
"Hiram Stroode, for the seventh
time, was about to fail,. He called in
an expert accountant *to disentangle
his books. The accountant,, after two
days' work, announced to Hiram that
he would be able to pay his creditors
four cegts on the dollar. A*
"At this news the old man looked
'Heretofore,' he said, frowning,
'I have always paid 10 cents on the
11A virtuous and benevolent ex
face.' 'An wil do shis now, he,.re-
4I will make up, the"clifference
out of my own-pockeji.'* yhr
duy Howard, While Hauling Ice Over
Bridge at Isanti, Sustains a
Host Painful Injury.
Frank Blair's House and Contents
Burn, But Loss is Almost
Covered by Insurance.
On Saturday Guy Howard, who was
hauling ice at Isanti, sustained a
fracture of the left leg below the knee.
'It appears that he was crossing a
narrow bridge with a heavy load of
ice when two men in a sled approached
from the opposite direction. Knowing
that the bridge was not sufficiently
wide to admit of the teams passing
one another, Guy called to the men in
the sled to wait. They, however,
persisted in proceeding, but found
that to pass was impossible. In
attempting to turn the sled around it
became detached from the horses and
the vehicle toppled over the bridge.
The horses on the ice sled thereupon
became frightened and started up at
a quick pace for the opposite side of
the bridge, and in jumping from the
wagon Guy sustained the fracture.
His brother, Millard, went to Isanti
on Sunday and brought him to
Princeton. He is progressing as well
as might be expected.
Frank Blair's House and Greater Part of
Furniture Consumed.
On Thursday night at -30 Frank
Blair's house in Greenbush took fire,
supposedly from the kitchen stove,
and the building, with most of the
furniture contained therein, was de
troy ed.
The family, with the exception of
Mrs. Blair, had retired for the night.
She discovered the fire, and when she
did so it had attanined such headway
that it was impossible to check it. A
small portion of the furniture was
saved and the inmates escaped with
their lives.
The house was insured in the Glen
dorado Farmers' Mutual for $500 and
the furniture for $100. The loss was
yesterday adjusted by O. H. Uglem
and John Wetter of the insurance com
pany, and the full face value of the
policy will be paid.
Mr. Blair will rebuild as soon as
material can be got upon the ground.
County Division Fight.
Ripple and Northome have come
out with a second proposition for
county division. This petition names
'"Forest" for a new county, and em
bodies all the territory asked by the
Koochiching people, and in addition
takes a stairway line from the north
west corner of town 62-27 to the south
west corner of 147-28, thence west on
the Mississippi river to the southwest
corner of the county.
It appears that the people about
Northome and Ripple are not satisfied
with the Koochiching proposition, and
they find that many in other parts of
the county share" that view wth them
and the^petition they now are circulat
ing is not expected to be a winner, but
it will have the effect of splittingup
the whole vote to such an extent that
neither proposition will receive the
necessary majority of all the votes
cast to carry.
The News says: -'The sentiment in
Deer River is strongly against divis
ion as proposed, and there is some
talk of making a third petition a,nd
designating this place for a county
seat. In fact, to make three new
counties is a plan frequently men
tioned. Advocates of this idea say
that at the rapid rate this section is
populating it will be but a few years
when four counties would easily be
made of Itasca, and it may as well be
done at first move. Then they point
out that to add a piece from Cass to
one and a fraction from Beltrami to
another would be beneficial to all the
territory thus made together and
further objection, because Koochi
ching is now beginning to pay some
noticeable tax to-help sustain that end
of expenses, and that'owing to two
railroads from the south entering the
Rainy river country sbon will make
that corner easy of access and cut
down the expense about 80 per cent."
lr- No Sale This Winter?
Commissioner Leupp of the Interior
bureau is still 'seeking information
about White Earth timber, an he
will not re-advertise for proposals
for'sale of. the timber on allotments
until well along in the spring. One
reason for the postponement of action
is that some of the ullbloocL Indians
on the reservation have mfde com
plaints about allotments, claiming
that the half breeds have had the "best
of it in this respect. Mr. Leupp has
tried to impress upon the complaining
members of the tribe that they should
makfr their allegations, specific and
has! promised -full investigation and
to right any wrong found to have
been done them. He has tried to im
press upon them the fact that they
must have all these differences settled
before patents are issued. The secre
tary of the interior has jurisdiction
and can set aside the allotment at this
stage, but when patents are issued the
only way to annul is by recourse to
the courts. Mr. Leupp hopes to have
all these difficulties cleared away in
the next few months, so that he can
go ahead and arrange for the sale of
timber. In connection with the re
cent opening of bids for timber on
White Earth it has become a matter of
remark at the Indian office that fewer
contracts with individual Indians for
sales of timber on their allotments
have come up for approval. It is be
lieved by the officials that if the recent
bidding has done nothing else it has
resulted in driving off persons who
might try to get timber too cheaply,
as the bids gave them an idea of what
timber is worth.
A Cereal That Promises Increased Yield
for the Northwest.
The St. Anthony Park experiment
station has produced a new spring
wheat type that promises much in in
creased yields for the northwest. It
is known as Minnesoat No. 188. Ex
pectation is that it will show general
results better than the noted varieties,
Nos. 163 and 169, put out by the sta
tion in 1889 and 1902, and which are
known to nearly every farmer. The
station has experimented with the new
type for eleven straight years, from
1895 to 1905, inclusive. It has been
found to yield higher than any other,
the average for the period being 28.97
bushels, compared with 27 50 for Min
nesota No. 169, and 27.57 for No. 163.
Comparative yields of other well
known varieties are. Hayne's blue
stem, 24.12 Power's fife, 24.39.
Any farmer who desires to try the
new seed may obtain information
regarding it by writing to the station.
The original seed of Minnesota No.
188 was obtained from Professor Wil
liam Saunders of Ottawa, Can., in
1895. It was immediately sown in the
field test plots at the university farm,
and has remained in these trials since
that time in comparison with the best
native and improved varieties. This
variety of wheat is a cross- between
white fife and Ladoga, the crossing
having been effected by Professor
Saunders. Ladoga is a bearded,
smooth chaff wheat, noted for its
early maturing quality. White fife is
one of the common wheats in the
Canadian wheat district.
Minnesota No. 188 is a bearded,
smooth chaff wheat, with short spikes
and light red chaff. The straw is
short and stiff and not inclined to
lodge as easily -as the straw of the
ranker growing blue stem wheats.
The plants are inclined to stool ex
tensively. The grain ripens about
eight to ten days earlier than the
Minnesota fife and blue stem wheats,
and for this reason unusually escapes
the destructive ravages of black stem
rust. Wheat suffers the greatest dam
age from the black stem rust, that"
sprea'ds so rapidly just previous to
harvest. Early maturing varieties
may"be cut before the black stem rust
has developed far enough to choke the
plant and cause shriveled grain.
The color of the grain is a deep
amber red, very similar to that of the
best grades of red winter wheat."* "The
milling and flour-making^ properties
of Minnesota No. 188 have been tested
by Professor Harry Snyder, chemist
of the Minnesota experiment station,
and by the flour experts of several of
the Minneapolis roller mills. These
tests showed that the flour from Min
nesota No. 188 contained a larger per
cent of gluten than flour from the
standard wheats, Minnesota No. 169
and Minnesota No. 163. The gluten,
however, was somewhat softer and
slightly off in color. The dough ex
panded well and gave a loaf of equal
quality with loaves baked from flour
of Minnesota No. 169 and Minnesota
No. 163. The quality 0f
from Minnesota No. 188 is therefore,eflourn
on the whole,
criticism..For Whaabove He Pays
They are,telling in Washington of
a Kansan who, with his little boy,
visited the senate gallery while in the
capital recently, Among the persons
the hpy was interested in was Edward
.Everett Hale, a magnificent looking
old man. His father told bip that
was the chaplain. ^"Oh, he prays for
the senate, doesn't he?*' asks the lad**
"No,"replied the Kansas man, "he
gets up and takes & look" at the senate
and then prays for the lbountry7"T-0^
Kansas City Journal. J" -.4- V*
An Ideal ^Wltnes*.
"Yes, indeed, he has one trait that
makes him an ideal witness."
"What's that?"
"He is very hard of hearing."
Cleveland Plain Dealer. *1

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