Talks of Meteorological Conditions, Rat
tlesnakes and Groundhogs.
The warm spell that we Minnesotans
had must have almost reached the At
lantic ocean, as a rattlesnake was
found sunning itself in the oil regions
of Pennsylvania. This calls to mind
other rattlesnake stories. We recently
heard a lady, who is now living in
Benton county, recite a thrilling in
cident that happened in her family
years ago Two of her boys were
playing near the door when one of
them called loudly for his mother.
She went to the door and the oldest
boy was holding his brother, who told
his mother that he wanted to pick up
that worm. We can imagine the moth
er's feelings nhen she saw only a few
feet from the boj a large rattlesnake
coiled up ready to strike. Help was
called and the snake killed. After the
lad had related the incident the
young man said that if he had suc
ceeded in picking up that worm he
would not likely have been there to
listen to the story.
There is a man now living in Benton
county who when he was a boy nine
years old was bitten in two places by
a rattlesnake near the ankle and at the
time was three miles from home. He
was taken home and a doctor sum
moned, who gave him a pint and a
half of whisky before it affected him,
but the whisky saved the life of the
boy, and, after several weeks, he fully
recovered From that time he has
been a sworn enemy of rattlesnakes
and a number of the reptiles have
tallen victims to his wrath.
Fow fortunate it is that we have a
few men that are capable of conduct
ing all the affaiis of the nation. For
instance it is reported that when a
bill is before the house that Uncle
Cannon wants passed he whistles and
the house falls into line. He tells the
members that this bill must pass and
they all sa\ ''aye If he desires the
bill defeated he tells them to say
"no. and they all say it
A \ei\ stiong odor seems to come
from the United States senate, indicat
ing that there is a decompositionnot
ot mattei. but of mind.
What kind of weather are we going
to have the balance of the winter?
Candlemas dav was fair and clear.
How about the hardest part of the
Who knows, and what are we
going to do about the groundhog9
was so cold and the snow so deep that
he could not get out to tell us what
the weather is to be, and those who
have cracks in their buildings through
which the sun shone on Candlemas
day had better stop them up lest the
snow blow in before Maj.
The Daih News sajs that v.e are to
have cold weather six weeks longer, as
the groundhog came out and saw his
shadow and went back, but a man in
our town says the groundhog had his
hole under a pine tree and when he
came out the sun did not shine upon
him, -,o he did not see his shadow.
I LLESb 'TARTAR.
Charles limes A erilles Horse Storj Told
in Lvenmg Wisconsin
The following, from a number of
army horse stories in the Milwaukee
Evening Wisconsin, is substantiated
by Chas. Rines, a resident of
Princeton, and a veteran of the civil
war Upon the day following the
second battle of Bull Run Mr. Rines
was straggling along behind his regi
ment,the first and only time he ever
straggled, so he says,when he ob
served this tailless horse, "Tartar,"
following a gun carriage of King's
division. Its tail had been cut off as
nicely as would a surgeon's knife
have amputated it and a cannon ball
had grooved its flank. The story:
At the second battle of Bull Run a
horse belonging to Lieut. James
Stewart of battery B, Fourth artil
lery, was struck by a cannon ball
which carried away his tail and
gouged out many pounds of his flesh.
"Tartar"that was this war horse's
namehad been with $he battery a
long time. He went with it to Salt
Lake City in 1860, when the Mormons
needed looking after by a detachment
of the United States army under Gen.
Johnson, and naturally was a favor
ite, but everybody in battery could
see that his days of usefulness were
over. He was turned out, as it was
supposed, to die, while the battery
joined the army in a hurried retreat
to Washington. While the brigade to
which battery was attached was in
camp near Hall's hill, a few miles
from Washington, "Tartar" marched
into camp and readily found his way
to his old battery. The brigade
heard a lusty cheer over in battery
B. Some one wondered what general
was passing. A messenger was sent
over to find out. He came back with
the remark: "Something better than
a general caused that cheer old
'Tartar' has joined the battery, and
the boys say he shall go with them if
they have to make a horse ambulance
Veterinary surgeons were set to
work to dress the sufferer's ghastly
wounds, and when the march through
Washington occurred probably no one
thing attracted more attention and
caused more comment than poor old
"Tartar" with his wonderfully band
aged body. No horse in the battery
received more care nor had better ra
tions than "Tartar" from that time
until he had fully recovered. Though
he was tailless, and bore the marks
of two wounds into which the fattest
man in the battery could lay his arm,
he was one of the sprightliest animals
in battery from that time until the
end of the war, and when he died, in
the '70s. he was given honorable
burial, and his loss was keenly felt by
the whole command.
Poultry and Dampness
Next to draft, dampness is probably
the worst enemy to success with poul
try in winter. Both are conducive to
colds, and roup usually follows, and
the flock is practically done for.
Whether roup will start spontaneously
without the introduction of the specific
disease germs we do not know, but if
it cannot roup germs must be ever
present and ready to attack a victim
as soon as conditions are right. The
latter is now the accepted theory in re
gard to tuberculosis in human beings,
and it is not improbable that the same
thing holds true concerning roup in
chickens. Certain it is that when it
once gets a foothold in the flock all
weakly specimens get it, and most of
them go, and such as do not usually
are worthless after having a good
vigorous tussle with it, so much so
that experienced poultrymen will not
breed from birds that ever had the
disease, claiming that stock from such
birds have a predisposition to an at
tack and take it at the least provoca
When the hen house is kept dry,
well aired and thoroughly sunned
roup seldom appears, and when it
does the mortality is generally small
and confined to weakly specimens
such as lack constitution. Sunlight
and fresh air is a deadly combination
to disease germs, and as both are
cheap and plenty in this country, no
hen house ought to be without them.
If the windows are so made that they
can be openedand they should be
and so set that they admit the sun to
the part of the henhouse frequented by
the poultryand they should be that
alsothe opening of them during the
middle of all sunny days when the
wind does not set in such a quarter as
to blow directly into the hen house
will do much toward keeping the
flock healthy In the middle of the
day the hens should be busy scratch
ing, and while they are thus at work
they will generate ample heat to keep
from suffering in fact the air will
keep them from becoming overheated
and so from suffering all the more in
the coldest hours of the night when
they are on the roost.Dakota
Cost of Ammunition
The cost of ammunition in a modern
battle ia much greater than is com
monly imagined. With the increase
in the range of modern ordnance the
expense has naturally gone up stead
ily. There are in Germany cannons
of 110 tons that the Krupp factory has
turned out which cost every time they
are fired exactly $1,700. The projec
tile is worth $650 and the powder not
less than $190. But this is not all.
There must be added the proper frac
tion of the value of the gun. which can
be fired only ninety-five times before
it is completely out of order. Now, a
110-ton gun costs $82,500, and conse
quently at each discharge its value
diminishes by $900. The German
navy has had recently a 77-ton gun,
costing $50,000, which can be fired
only 124 times. Each discharge re
presents the sum of $920. The 45-ton
guns can be fired at least 105 times.
At the Essen factories they can be
built for $36,800. The price of each
shot does not exceed $500. Finally,
for less powerful arms the prices fall
to $170, $83 and $65 for each shot.
A Substitute "Cussword."
A New York clergyman some few
weeks ago was playing golf on the
links of the Mount Airy club, near
Philadelphia. In the course of the
game he drove into a bunker, where
upon his partner heard him exclaim:
The latter did not understand, but
said nothing. Shortly afterward,
upon sliding his bail into the long
grass, the clergyman again ejaculated
"What do you mean by that word
'Croton,' Mr. R?" inquired his part
ner. "It sounds like an exorcism."
"No said the reverend gentleman,
"but it expresses my feeling exactly."
"Why, it represents the biggest dam
in the world."New York Times.
The heaviest meteorite yet found
upon the earth was excavated by Prof.
H. A. Ward at a place called Ranch
ito, near Bacubirito, in the Province
of Sinalca, Mexico. This mass of
meteoric iron is more than thirteen
feet long, six feet wide and five feet
thick, and its weight is estimated to be
about fifty tons. It is always found
that goMen grain belt beer is without
an equal as a family beverage. Order
of your nearest dealer or be supplied
by Henry Veidt, Princeton.
THE PBINCETON UNION: TBftTKSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1906.
Church Topics sus m?
A A A Sunday and Weekday
Morning, 10:30 theme, "Loving and
Reaping." The annual offering for
foreign missions will be received at
the morning service. Sunday school
11:45 Christian Endeavor at 6:45 p.
m., subject, "Christ's Life and What
we May Learn About Our Own Work.''
Evening, 7:30 theme, "A Blessed
Hope." Prayer meeting Thursday
evening at 7:30.
Morning, 10:30, "The Principles
of Faith 11:45 a. m, Sunday school
6:3p p. m., Epworth League 7:30 p.
m., "Paul's Estimate of the Gospel."
Prayer meeting every Thursday even
ing. Sunday morning Feb. 25th, the
Freedman's Aid collection will be
Service at Baldwin school house
Sunday at 11 a. m., Sunday school
10 a. m. Service at Princeton 3 p. m.
Frank Shore, Pastor.
Births and Deaths In Mille Lacs County
for the Year 1905.
The following table of births and
deaths for the year 1905 in the county
of Mille Lacs has been received by
Clerk of Court King from the secre
tary of the Minnesota state board of
health and Vital statistics.
The report for the village of Prince
ton had not up to the time of this
publication been received.
Place Births Deaths
Greenbush 21 5
Isle Harbor 5
Milaca I II .5
Milaca Village 34 ]j
Princeton 30 2
Robbins bouth Harbor 9
Totals 20b 6i
?soteIsames not followed by "village' are
Maxims of Banker Forgan
A person who is known as a man of
his word, whether simply spoken, or
signed, sealed and delivered, has the
\ery best equipment.
I have never known a young man to
go wrong who had a savings bank
There is no man who is a sadder
sight than an old man, already in
cumbered by this world's wealth, but
eager only to increase it before he
topples from the earth.
Be true to your family, to your
friends, and to your fellow man.
Amendment to the articles of incor
poration of the Minnesota Rural
This is to certify, that at the regu
lar annual meeting of the stock hold
ers of said Minnesota Rural Tele
phone Company, held at Princeton,
Minnesota, on the 8th day of January,
1906, a majority of the stockholders
being present, the following resolu
tion was presented, viz:
"Resolved that Article Four (4) of
the Articles of Incorporation of the
Minnesota Rural Telephone Company
be amended to read as follows: The
indebtedeness of the said corporation
shall not at any time exceed fifteen
thousand dollars ($15,000)."
Which said amendment was adopted
bj a unanimous vote.
Thos. L. Armitage,
Chas. A. Dickey,
STATE OF MINNESOTA,
County of Mille Lacs,
On this 25th day of January, 1906,
before me a notary public in and for
said county, personally appeared T.
L. Armitage and Louis Erickson, to
me personally known, who being by
me duly sworn did say, each for him
self, that T. L. Armitage is the presi
dent and Louis Erickson is the secre
tary of the Minnesota Rural Tele
phone Company, the corporation
named in the foregoing instrument
that they have read the foregoing in
strument and know its contents and
that they are true of their own know
ledge that the seal affixed to said in
strument is the corporate seal of said
corporation, and that the said instru
ment was signed and sealed in behalf
of said corporation by authority of
its board of directors and said T. L.
Armitage and Louis Erickson acknow
ledged said instrument to be the free
act and deed of said corporation.
Chas. A. Dickey,
Notary Public, Mille Lacs County,
My commission expires Jan. 12th,
Office of Register of Deeds,
County of Mille Lacs,)
State of Minnesota,
I hereby certify, that the within in
strument was filed in my office for re
cord this 7th day of February, A. D.
1906, at 1 o'clock p. m., and duly re
corded in book A of incorporations
on page 42.
C. W. Burnhelm,
Register of Deeds.
By Frank Goulding,
State of Minnesota,
Department of State,
I hereby certify that the within in
strument was filed for record in this
office on the 29th day of January A
D., 1906, at 4 o'clock p. m., and 'was
duly recorded in book 3 of incor
porations on page 205.
J?. E. Hanson,
Secretary of State.
School District Notice.
Notice is hereby given that a peti
tion has been filed with the board of
county commissioners of Mille Lacs
county, signed and acknowledged by
a majority of the freeholders who re
side in the proposed new district here
in described, and who are entitled to
vote at school meetings in their re
spective districts, praying for the
organization of a new school district
out of the territory hereinafter de
scribed, and setting forth, substan
tially, the following facts, to-wit:
FirstThat the correct description
of the territory desired to be embraced
in the proposed new district is as fol
lows, viz: Sections five (5), six (6),
seven (7) and eight (8), in township
forty-one (41) north, of range twenty
six (26) sections one (1), two (2),
three (3), ten (10), eleven (11) and
twelve (12), in township forty-one (41)
north, of range twenty-seven (27)
sections thirty-four (34"), thirty-five
(35) and thirty-six (36), in township
forty-two (42) north, range twenty
seven (27) and sections thirty-one
(31) and thirty-two (32), in township
forty-two (42) north, of range twenty
six 26), in said Mille Lacs county,
State of Minnesota.
SecondThat the number of per
sons residing in the above described
territory is thirty-four (34).
ThirdThat the number of children
of school age residing in the above
described territory is twenty-five (25).
FourthThat the school districts
affected by the organization of the
said proposed new district are School
District No. 16, and that the number
of children of schobl age residing
therein is sixty-nine1
(69) and that
the number of children of school age
which the organization of said pro
posed new school district would take
therefrom is two (2) also School
District No. 19, and that the number
of children of school age residing
therein is twenty-three (23), and that
the number of children of school age
which the organization of said pro
posed new district would take there
from is none also School District
No. 22, and that the number of chil
dren of school age residing therein is
forty-three (43), and that the number
of children of school age which the
organization of said proposed new
school district would take therefrom
is twenty-three (23): also School Dis
trict No. 1, and that the number of
children of school age residing there
in is hve hundred eightytwo (582),
and that the organization of said dis
trict would take no children therefrom.
FifthThat the said proposed new
district does not include the school
building of any existing school dis
Now, therefore, it is hereby ordered,
and notice is heieby given, that a
hearing upon the said petition will be
had at a meeting ot said board, com
mencing on the 15th day of March, A.
D. 1906, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon
of said day* at the county auditor's
office in the village of Princeton, in
said county, at which time and place
the said board of county commission
ers will hear the arguments of all
persons interested for or against the
proposed organization of said new
It is further ordered, that a copy of
this order and notice be posted in "one
public place in each of said districts
so affected thereby, and a copy thereof
served on the clerk of each of said
districts so affected at least ten days
prior to said time herein set for hear
ing said petition and that this order
be published twice in the newspaper
known as The Princeton Union,
which is printed and published in said
county, and is hereby designated as
the legal newspaper for publishing
Dated this 4th day of January, A.
By order of the Board of County
Commissioners of Mille Lacs County,
By L. S. LIBBY,
Chairman of said Board.
Notice of Application for
STATE OF MINNESOTA, i
County of Mille Lacs.' ss.
Village of Princeton,
Notice is hereby given, that appli
cation has been made in writing to
the common council of said village of
Princeton and filed in my office, pray
ing for license to sell intoxicating
liquors for the term commencing on
the 28th day of February, 1906, and
terminating on the 27th day of Feb
ruary, 1907, by the following person,
and at the following place, as stated
in said application, respectivelv, to
wit: Everett Southard, on the lower
floor of the two story brick building
located on the south half of lot five
(5) of block six (6) of the original
townsite of Princeton, Minn.
Said application will be heard and
determined by said common council
of the village of Princeton at the re
corder's office in the village of Prince
ton, in Mille Lacs county, and State
of Minnesota, on the 26th day of Feb
ruary, A. D. 1906, at 7:30 o'clock p.
m. of that day.
Witness my hand and seal of village
of Princeton this seventh day of Feb
ruary, A. D. 1906.
J. C. BORDEN,
Cures Golds* Prevents Pneumonia
|E A Full Line of Building Materials. 3
GEO. A. COATES, Manager. PRINCETON. 1
First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Busi
Loans Made on Approved
M. S. RUTHERFORD
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
BAN O PRINCETON
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General
Collecting and Farm and
Insurance. Village Loans.
M. S. RUTHERFORD 2L CO.
Odd Fellows Building,
It makes more and better loaves
than any other flour you can buy.
For a 98 lb. Sack at
any Grocery in town
Princeton Roller Mill Co.
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