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E. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear,
A Veteran of the Army of the Poto-
mac and a Pioneer Resident
of Town of Princeton.
Mrs. Addie E. Mayo Passes Away at
Her Home in Foreston From
a Cancerous Ailment.
Henry Applegate died at his home
near Silver lake, about one mile east
of Princeton, on Thursday morning,
February 1st, at 3 o'clock, from heart
Mr. Applegate was born in Cedar
ille, Herkimer county, New York, on
January 22, 1838. On October 11,
1861, he was enrolled as a saddler in
Company G, Sixth New York Mounted
Volunteers, and received an honora
ble discharge on December 15, 1863,
at Culpepper Court House, Virginia.
He re-enlisted in the same company
on December 16, 1863, the day fol
lowing his discharge, was pro
moted to sergeant on January 1, 1865.
and received his second discharge at
Clouds Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1865.
His company formed part of the
famous army of the Potomac, and he
was present in all the great battles in
which the Sixth regiment was engaged.
During both terms of his enlistment
he was neither sick nor excused from
duty a single day, neither was he
wounded. His record was a most re
markable one. He seemed to possess
a charmed existence, for he was us
ually in the thickest of the fight.
Mr. Applegate came to Minnesota
trom New York in 1866 and located in
Fillmore county. He remained there
two years and removed to Princeton
township in 1868, where he remained
until the time of his death. He was
married in 1873 to Miss Katherine
Steeves of Princeton, Justice F. Mor
rison performing the ceremony. Of
the union there were born two chil
dren, Mrs. Elmer M. Chapman and
Louis Applegate, both residents of
Princeton. The widow of deceased
also survives him.
The funeral services were conducted
at the family residence by Rev. Cath
ear of the Princeton M. E. church on
Sunday last at 2 o'clock and the re
mains were interred in Oak Knoll
cemetery under the impressive rites of
the Grand Army of the Republic, of
which he was a member. Notwith
standing Sunday was a very cold day
a large number of persons followed
the good old veteran to his last rest
ing place.
The pallbearers were: W. H. Town
send, Frank Woods, Anson Howard,
Joseph Nokes. S. B. Heath and David
Henry Applegate was a hero of
many battles. He twice enlisted to
fight for his country and he fought in
the front ranks whenever an oppor
tunity presented itself. His brave
deeds are on record in the correspond
ence of his commanding officers in the
war department at Washington
and will live forever. He was a
soldier and a patriot. He was an
honorable man, a man esteemed by
all who knew him and beloved by his
familyaffectionate and charitable to
a fault. It is with the deepest regret
we chronicle the removal of this genT
erous, kindly old veteran from among
us. But the Lord knoweth that which
is best.
Mrs. Addle E. Mayo.
Mrs. Addie E. Mayo died at her
home in Foreston on Tuesday last,
February 6, at 11 a. m., aged 48 years,
the cause of death being abdominal
cancer, from which she had suffered
for about fifteen months.
She was the widow of Reuben M.
Mayo, a veteran of the civil war, who
died on July 15, 1905. Her maiden,
name was Addie E. Burroughs. Three
brothers survive her, George, who
lived with and cared for her at
Foreston Charles and John of San
Pedro, California. She left no chil
dren. The late Reuben Mayo was a
brother of Mrs. S. B. Heath, Mrs.
Fannie Heath and Mrs. Viola Wedg
wood of Princeton, and an uncle of
Mrs. I. C. Patterson. A few days
previous to her death she deeded her
money and property to her brother
George and selected County Commis
sioner Deans as her agent to see that
the estate was properly administered.
The funeral services were held at
the family residence in Foreston yes
terday (Wednesday) and the remains
will be brought to Princeton today
(Thursday) and laid to rest in Oak
Knoll cemetery.
Indians Are Angry.
Criminal action against the person
who forged the names of 380 Chip
pewa Indians to a petition asking con
gress to allow the Morris law to re
main as it stands is to be instituted
llh S^^&StLL Je^^tg^'i^M-dmiSSL
by Indians of the reservations of
northern Minnesota.
With a view to starting such prose
cution Indians from all the reserva
tions have appointed a committee of
five to communicate with the United
States district attorney at St. Paul
asking his advice as to how to pro
The committee has forwarded to
that official a copy of the affidavit of
Rev. Charles Wright showing how
these names were secured by the per
son forging tthe petition.
*'In this connection," the Indians
say, "we would state that Secretary
Nye of the public affairs committee of
the Minneapolis Commercial club has
stated publicly who furnished the pe
tition and list of names."
James J. Hill Will Give Frizes for the Best
Managed Farms.
Attractive cash prizes for the best
tilled and best managed farms in
Minnesota and the Dakotas are
offered by James J. Hill, president of
the Great Northern railroad. Several
years ago Mr. Hill gave a strong im
petus to northwestern live stock inter
ests by giving away a score or more
of imported bulls, which have been
effective in improving the strains of
cattle over a large area.
This latest encouragement to the
agricultural interests is more general
in its scope. The only requirement is
that farmers who compete for these
prizes must keep two classes of live
stock in addition to their crop farm
ingthat is, cattle and sheep or
swine. The judges will visit the farm
and will base their award of prizes
upon the system of rotation of crops,
character of cultivation, cleanliness
of farming, crop yield, and numbers
and quality of the live stock kept in
proportion to the farm's area.
The prizes are divided in such a
manner that every farmer has a
chance at them. Three prizes are
offered in each congressional district
in Minnesota and for the eastern and
western halves of each of the Da
kotas. The first prize is $300 in cash,
second $150, third $7J. This makes a
total of $525 in cash for each district,
or an aggregate of $6,825 for this year
for farmers in the three statps named.
If the number of entries and interest
taken is sufficient, Mr. Hill will
doubtless duplicate these prizes each
year for four additional years, mak
ing a total of some $35,000 in all.
The prizes will be awarded by two
judges, one of whom is to be Profes
sor Thomas Shaw of the Minnesota
school of agriculture at St. Anthony
Park. The other is to be chosen
within the district directly by Presi
dent Hill, or by Professor Shaw with
his approval. The judging is to be
done between June 1 and August 1.
There are no fees or dues. Every
farmer may compete. The intelligent
farmer on a small scale who is rela
tively poor has as good a chance at
the prizes as a richer farmer who
operates on a higher scale. To win
the prizes does not necessarily in
volve any extra expense, simply
that the farmer shall ^arm well.
The Swearers Saved the Ship.
Col. John F. Stone of the Rush City
Post was a gallant soldier in the war
of the rebellion. He served in the
Ninth Maine Inf., and in a recent is
sue of the Post he gives a racy and
decidedly interesting account of a trip
made in a rotten hulk of a transport,
the "Coatzcoaleos" from Fortress
Munroe to Port Royal in 1861. A
fearful storm raged for twenty-four
hours, the old tub of a transport be
haved badly and few of the Ninth
Maine boys ever expected to see Port
Royal or any other port this side of
"kingdom come." But the gale
finally subsided, a landing was ef
fected and the regiment disembarked
without the loss of a man. Col. Stone
asserts that, "The captain and mate
were 'pure gold,' and to them and the
level headed soldiers is due the credit
of saving the ship. If they had joined
the'prayer circle,'there would have
been no Ninth Maine to do battle for
the Union. Out of twelve hundred
men that were aboard the vessel not
more than a hundred were of any use
when the crisis came. Some of the
scenes were so ludicrous that the
seriousness of the situation was
knocked out of time. Prayers and
swears were promiscuously intermin
gled, but the swearers were all doing
their best to 'make good.'
Phantom Ball,
The Phantom ball given by the
Lady Maccabees on Friday night at
their hall was highly successful.
Many were those who, attired in bed
sheets and pillowcases, attended, and
extensive was the fun ana frolic
which characterized the event. A
delectable supper was served in the
hall and the fantasia continued until
the small hours of the next dav.
Convention of Mille Lacs Teachers'
Association Will Be Held in
Princeton Feb. 24.
Interesting Program Has Been ar=
ranged and Educators Are Re=
quested to Attend.
The third meeting for the year of
the Mille Lacs County Teachers' asso
ciation will be held in the assembly
room of the high school building in
Princeton, on Saturday, February 24,
One of the finest programs has been
prepared, and all who are listed
thereon have promised to be on hand
without fail. Although voted at the
last session to hold the next meeting
in Milaca it was deemed advisable to
change the place to Princeton and to
hold the May meeting in Milaca at a
time when the roads are usually good.
The program for the next convention
is as yet incomplete, but will be in
readiness for publication in next
week's Union.
Among those who will take part, so
far as known, are Mrs. C. A. Caley,
Mary S. Huse, Mrs. H. C. Cooney,
Amy Woodcock, Lola Scheen, Mary
Patterson, Ouida Brown, Margaret
Byers, Helen Patterson, Miss Mc
Masters, Miss Biasing and Mr. Pal
The matter of a speaker is under
consideration and will be announced
later. We are making an endeavor to
secure one of the best in Minnesota
and also for the Milaca meeting. We
have at least promise of the services
of such a man.
Every teacher in the county, and as
many as will join us from the sur
rounding counties, are earnestly in
vited to attend this meeting and
also the meeting in Milaca. Come
prepared to help the good work along.
If only by your presence it is a help,
and in return you will glean such
knowledge as will be of priceless
value to jou in your vocation.
Guy Ewing,
County Superintendent.
The Skiba Potato Seed Co St. Paul, Claims
to Have Solved the Problem of Keep
ing: Potatoes from Deteriorating
While in St. Paul a few days ago
the writer was shown several speci
mens of excellent Early Ohio potatoes
plump, smooth and a good size, just
like the Early Ohios that we raised in
our own garden fifteen years ago.
Upon inquiry we learned that the
potatoes were raised on the farm of
John V. Skiba in Ramsey county,
that he had about 8,000 bushels sim
ilar to the specimens exhibited to us
in his bins, and that the Skiba Seed
Potato company had been formed for
the purpose of handling the same.
It is a well-known fact that the best
varieties of potatoes rapidly deterior
ate when there is ^no change of seed
for a series of yars. Mr. Skiba
claims to have discovered by accident
a method whereby he is enabled to
reproduce and materially improve, the
Early Ohio. The field on Mr. Skiba's
farm last season averaged 250 bushels
per acre, while his neighbors, on
equally as good land, did not realize
125 per acre. If the Skiba Seed
Potato Co. can "make good," and we
have no reason to doubt Mr. Skiba's
statements, the discovery is of im
mense importance to the potato-rais
ers everywhere. The business office
of the Skiba Co. is 510 National Ger
man American Bank building, St.
This is not an advertisement. The
writer intends to experiment with these
improved Early Ohios the coming sea
sons others can do likewise if they
see fit.
Wm. Nelson was brought tojhe
hospital Tuesday critically ill.
Gertrude Hannalen of Mora, who
underwent an operation two weeks
ago by Dr. Cooney for appendicitis,
returned home on Wednesday in good
Mrs. E. Southard was brought to,
the hospital on Saturday morning in
a critical condition due to internal
hemorrhage from an abdominal
growth. Dr. Cooney decided that an
immediate operation offered the only
chance for her life. The operation
was performed at once and her condi
tion was found such that there could
have been nothing but a fatal termin
ation in a few hours had not surgical
aid been promptly rendered. The
patient is recovering.
Joke on Him.
The late Horace Gilman of Worces
ter, one of the principal market men
of the county, had a great weakness
-for the gamp of poker, says the Bos
ton Herald. On a certain night, with
his|usual party, he was indulging in
his favorite pastime, and it was to
ward daylight before the party broke
up.| On this particular occasion he
lose quite heavily and returned home
in anything but the best of spirits.
Alter taking his shoes off at the
door, he stole as quietly as possible
to his room and prepared for bed.
His wife had long since been asleep.
He was very tired and ready for a
good sleep, sat on the side of the bed.
intending to lay down with the least
possible noise when suddenly his wife
awoke and said: "Horace, dear, isn't
it too bad your business requires your
getting up so early'?"
To live it out and not let her know
he ^ras just coming in he had to get
up without one minute's sleep.
Peculiar Story in Which Conspicuously
Figure a Padlock and a Hatpin.
E- M. Chapman has a root house,
and in this root house he stores the
potatoes he buys. Upon the door of
the toot house he invariably attaches
a padlockone of those padlocks
with a filled case warranted for twenty
ye%rs nonrustable. unbreakable, im
penetrable. Elmer paid $2.50 for it.
Upon visiting his murphy house on
Friday morning and drawing forth
from his overalls pocket the key to
his patent lock he discovered that the
fla$ piece of steel was unnecessary.
The door was open, the lock was dis
organized and there were footprints of
a foreign type upon the snow. Within
the house potato bags were disar
ranged and an odor of home-made
whisky prevaded the atmosphere. El
mer sniffed and said, things. But
when he found a hatpin sticking in a
bag of spuds he said all those things
over again with an addendum that
gave forth a brimstoneous aroma. He
was sorely angered. He has some
idea who the intruders were and sus
pects they dressed in his potatory pre
paratory to attending a masquerade.
Ten dollars reward is offered to
whomsoever shall furnish such in
formation as will lead to the arrest
and conviction of -the miscreant who
maliciously pounded to pieces the
Advantage of Good Roadx.
Geod roads leading to a town are
theMbosWmeans^oi buildings up^the.
town's business. In this country the
town is entirely dependent upon the
agriculturalists for the business done.
Not so in manufacturing centers.
There the buying public is composed
largely of men engaged in industrial
pursuits. Their weekly income is the
Saturday night pay check.
The tradespeople depend upon this
for their business, and as a result the
agriculutral trade is given little con
sideration. Whether or not the farm
ers can get to town matters little.
Even in these manufacturing towns
the matter of getting garden, farm and
orchard produce is one of rail
rather than wagon. Even the milk
supply is carried into the city by
special train each morning.
It is otherwise, however, where 4he
town must depend almost entirely
upon the country for support. The
farmer must reach the city by the
easiest route and over roads which
induce him to trade at that particular
town rather than at another.
The lawmakers of this state have
taken this into consideration by pro
viding that cities and villages may
expend their road funds upon high
ways leading to the city or village.
The law should be broadly and liber
ally applied. To make a town a
good trade center it should have at
least four splendid roads leading
from it well out into the farming com
munities, and the lateral roads to
these main thoroughfares should be
as good as it is possible to make them
with reasonable expense.
The main roads should be so con
structed that they are passable at all
times with ease and comfort, and
should permit the hauling of the
heaviest loads possible with the least
expenditure of energy.
These improvements will do more
to make the town prosperous than
many of the improvements wjthin the
town itself.Grand Forks Ti
Special Bargains
One good Singer sewing Snachine
$15.00 one good Pelton Poriproy dr
gan $15.00: one good Story*: Camp
organ $20.00. We hive a f%e lot of
new organs and pianos, justprrived.
We sell on terms to suit cuftomers.
Anyone looking for a bargain in ma
chines or musical instrument!
well to call and see what we
Mr. and Mrs Guy
'will do
A Milk-Givlnar Record.
E. E. Bigelow has a cow chat isa
record breaker. Besides selling 369
quarts of milk, which brought in
I $18.45, during the month of January,
Mr. Bigelow obtained six pounds of
iibutter from three churnings. The cow
is a Guernsey-Durham.
MEMORIAUERVICES In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday An-
niversary at Congregational
and M. E. Churches.
Rev. E. C. Clematis, D. D.t Will De
liver Lecture at M. E. Church
on Abraham Lincoln.
Memorial services will be held in
both the Congregational and Method
ist churches on Sunday evening next
in honor of the birthday anniversary
of Abraham Lincoln. For the Con
gregational church the following at
tractive program has been prepared:
Song service, congregation: prayer,
Rev. Tebbetts patriotic hymn, choir
scripture solo, "Barbara Friethie,"
Whittier, Mrs. J. R. Henderson ad
dress, "Lincoln, Remaking of a Presi-
dent," Dr. Cooney hymn, congrega
tion address, "Lincoln, The Man of
the Hour," Prof. Jones patriotic
anthem, choir violin solo, Offertory,
selected, Mr. Anderson address, "A
Reunited Nation," G. A. Eaton
hymn, congregation. Mr. Anderson
and S. S. Petterson will accompany
with violin and flute.
A special invitation in extended to
all veterans and members of the
Ladies' Relief corps, and the public
generally is cordially invited to be
present. Hour of service, 7:30.
At the M. E. Church.
Although no special program has
been prepared for the services at
the Methodist church, it will be one of
particular attractivenesslargely pa
triotic and choral. A feature of the
evening will be a lecture by Rev. E.
C. Clemans, D. D., presiding elder of
this diocese, and his subject will be
"Abraham Lincoln." Rev. Clemans
is a very entertaining speakera
man who possesses the faculty of hold
ing the attention of his audience
throughout his discourse.
The public is respectfully invited to
attend this service in honor of the
natal anniversary of Abraham Lin
coln. Service will commence at 7:30.
A Profligate Nation.
In his remarks to the Commercial
eiub.-of St* Jg&uX-JjameskjJ, Hill d&-
clared that we are a profligate nation.
The phrase is one of such happy
coinage that it might be styled an in
spiration. The conditions which
make it apt would be far from inspir
ing if we were forced to look upon
them as enduring. For we are indeed
a profligate nationjust that. We
are spendthrifts not only of our
natural resources, to which Mr. Hill
referred and which we exploit without
the slightest thought of what is to
follow when the treasuries are empty,
but of our physical and mental ener
gies as well.
We are money-recklesss, work-reck
less, play-reckless, social-reckless, ac
cording to our spheres and our call
ings. We are cutting down our for
ests and our nerves, exhausting our
mines and our mettle, piling our spec
ulations and' our aspirations to the
tottering point. Literally, inthe heat
of the day we take no thought for the
As an exhibition rush it is superb.
It is not the same life any more than
it is the simple. The signs are out
with the graft exposures red-lettered
among themthat it is time to slow
up and sober up.New York World.
Potatoes in New York.
With 600 carloads of potatoes in
New York this week the market de
clined to $1.75 for choice Maine stock
and 62c a bushel for bulk York state
spuds. Imported spuds, which are in
heavy supply, went as low as $1.35 for
ordinary stock. Operators predict a
further break before long.
Over 150 carloads (estimated) ar
rived toward the close of last week
from the continent and British Isles.
These supplies were received largely
by Hail & Ferguson and C. Pape &,
Co., J. H. Killough & Co., and Wm.
Gamble & Co., who were heavy con
signers from the other side, are now
receiving little or no stock. The par
ties who are getting the foreign spuds
are generally working off contracts
made earlier in the season. There is
no question that the importation is a
losing game, but not so much so
when the whole amount is summed
The demand for stock seems to be
reduced to a minimum. Over 60 car
loads of Maine's lay on the docks this
week without any movement to speak
of. This stock was unsurpassed in
quality and had in most instances
been bought and brought to New York
at a cost of about $2.05 per bag to the
Sales averaged around $1.85 for
potatoes which brought $2.10 last
week. Occasionally $2 could be
realized but it was only when the
dealer knew his buyer to be easy.
Interested dealers estimate that 300
\ttfcJ$&r *^ikMi
to 350 cars of spuds, mostly York
state, are lying in the yards of the
Erie, Lackawanna and other rail
roads up town. Prices range 62 and
65 cents a bushel for up-state spuds
when laid down here. Last week the
range was 67 cents and 69 cents. The
present rate will mean a little less than
50 cents f. o. b. to the New York ship
In the face of these low prices deal
ers are advising shippers that a fur
ther decline seems imminent. The
demand is not holding up and sup
plies are more abundant than they
were thought to be before.
This week $1.39 to $1.49 per barrel
was paid for first class Aroostook
county (and similar) Maine potatoes.
Of Lyceum Entertainments at Jesmer'g
Opera House on Saturday Night.
On Saturday evening next, Feb. 10,
the last of the series of the Lyceum
entertainments will be given at the
Jesmer opera house, at which time
Miss Marion Gordon Kerby will pre
sent a program diversified and superb.
Possessed of a beautiful mezzo
soprano voice, she sings the classical
songs of the greatest composers and
the negro songs of the southland as few
people can sing them. She reads
Shakespeare and Browning, or tells
the negro stories and folklore of the
African, with equal skill. In addi
tion, she interprets on the banjo
plantation melodies and accompanies
her songs in a most charming manner.
Her reputation has been made on her
darky songs and stories. Should you
fail to hear Miss Kerby you will miss
a rare treat.
Letter From Louis Pierson.
A letter from L. W. Pierson, who is
now located at San Pedro. California,
says that he is having a very pleas
ant time and that he has not yet en
gaged in any mercantile pursuits.
His sons, Ralph and Ray, are, how
ever, employed at good salaries and
his real estate is rapidly advancing
in value. The roses, the hollyhocks
and the daffodils are now in bloom,
but Louis occasionally sighs for the
snowbanks and sleighrides of good
old Minnesota, and, above all, misses
the cheerful countenances of his
Princeton* associates. He desires to *,&.
be remembered to his friends through
the medium of the Union.
Important Land Ruling.
The general land office at Crookston
has made a new ruling in rejecting
the proof filed by Ole O. Brekke.
Rejection was not on the grounds that
he had not complied strictly with the
letter of the law, but that he had
failed to comply with the spirit of the
law. Brekke has lived on the land
twenty-three months and fifteen days,
but the fact that this period extended
over a total of seven years led the
department at Washington to the be
lief that he did not regard the home
stead as his real home, and that his
residence there was only periodical.
On these grounds the proof was re
William Winters Praises Princeton.
William Winters, representing the
firm of Winters Bros. & Rixe, dealers
in farm implements and wood, of John
son, Minn., was here yesterday pur
chasing wood frbm John Coyne. Mr.
Coyne took Mr. Winters around town
on a sight-seeing tour, pointed out to ii
him all the points of interest and in
troduced him to many of the business
men. Mr Winters was delighted with
the beauty of the town and surprised
at the enormous amount of business
transacted. He has never seen a
town the size of Princeton which is so
thoroughly progressive and up-to
Destruction Narrowly Averted.
The destruction of Joseph Nokes'
residence by fire was narrowly averted
on Tuesday morning. Mr. Nokes'
son detected the odor of smoke and,
running upstairs, discovered that the
flooring of one of the rooms had taken
fire from a stove pipe. It was also
found that fire existed within a lathe
and plaster!
partition. A couple of
pails of water, which' were fortunately
within easy reach, extinguished the
flames, but Mr. Nokes thinks that had
another five minutes elapsed the fire
would have been beyond control.
Pythian Knights Initiate Twelve.
On Tuesday night a class of twelve
candidates were initiated into the
mysteries of the first rank in the K.
P. lodge. The boys were all deeply
impressed with the beautiful ceremony
of this* rank and are anxious to take
the second as early as possible. They
have not as yet, however, encountered
his majesty, William III. William,
who is a goat of noble lineage, never
appears until the second rank is con
ferred. He is now being trained for
the fray. 1

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