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~s BU i-!rV"~-S $ TJ THE R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. TEACHERS^MEETING Enthusiastic Convention of Hille Lacs County Educators Held on Sat- turday at High School. Professor Caton of Minneapolis Deliv- ers Highly Instructive Address to Those Assembled. The third meeting of the school year tor the Teachers' Association of Mille Lacs county, held last Saturday, was without question one of the very best, from the opening talk by Prof. G. M. Palmer to the climax of inter est and eloquence in the inspiring ad dress delivered by Prof. T. J. Caton, president of the Caton Business col lege, Minneapolis. Prof. Palmer took up the address of President Shoemaker, as delivered at the December meeting of the asso ciation, and showed wherein he found that address defective, especially as to the process of burying'' a boy throughout that period wherein he is sowing his wild oats." Mr. Palmer contended that no such period should be known to exist in the life of any boy, but that it is the duty of parents and teachers to be more than ever on the alert, and be at all times ready to curb sinful tendencies as they appear the growth and development of every boy or girl. It was a good talk on the part of Mr. Palmer and called forth many favorable comments from those who attended the morning session. The afternoon session found the whole corps of teachers in attendance, the assembly room being filled to its -capacity. Prayer was offered by Rev. Hender son of the Congregational church, which was followed by singing. Prof. Jones presided at the piano as accompanist. Mary S. Huse of the Princeton schools was then called upon with her first year class of little tots and gave to the assembly an exhibition of her daily work in the primary grades of our public school. The work was a revelation to many of the teachers and especially so to those who have not kept in touch with modern primary methods of teaching. It is to be noted as one of the leading features of educational interests so far presented to the teachers. Miss Huse well de serves the favorable comments and hearty applause she received from the association Mrs. H. C. Cooney and Fremont Woodcock followed Miss Huse wuh a splendid duet and Mrs. Ben Soule ac companied them on the piano. They were heartily applauded and re sponded by singing that old but in spiring song, '-Sweet Genevieve." Hon. R. C. Dunn was then called to the rostrum and complimented the association on its work, stating that he was greatly in favor of every hon est measure for the advancement and welfare of the common schools. Mr. Dunn was listened to with marked in terest. He closed by introducing to the teachers the speaker of the day, Prof. T. J. Caton, who delivered one of the most eloquent and interesting addresses ever heard at a meeting of the association. A synopsis of the speech follows: Mr. Caton began his address by naming as the foundation of our gov ernment four corner stones. These, he said, do not bear equal weight at this time, but they will eventually. The first onethe American home is greatly in need of repair, and the teacher must repair it. The second corner stone he designated as the pub lic school, the third the church and the fourth the press. It is for the home that man toils day and night. There is no greater institution on earth than the home. Out of this home come the children to our schools. The teacher is dealing with soul stuff. The teacher does not make or deal with machines, but liberates souls. This is the greatest work in the world and is the teacher's reward. The Bible is the best book on psychology and Christ is the great est teacher. He had two great methods of teaching, of which these words constitute the texts: First, "If thine eye be single thy whole body is filled with light." Second, "Blessed are they that do hunger and thirst, for they shall be filled." The words hunger and thirst are used here in their true sense. Every child has, as it were, windows through which it looks. If one of these is toward a bad tendency good must be brought to bear upon the child that the evil tendency might be covered and finally overcome by the good. If the parent does his work well and the teacher does his work well there is little left for the church to do. *The church 3&K*m&? & -st.^1* -asMBsS naturally follows. Since the press reaches everybody nothing should go on the printed pages which tends to corrupt the child. Place ideals be fore the child's mind. Let teachers take for their motto, "As for me, I propose to hold up one corner of this structure." God never ga\e to man or woman a greater mission than teaching. Notes The minutes of the last convention, read 'by Sarah E. Drake, secretary, were clear and concise and gave a very interesting review of the previous meeting. The remarks of C. A. Dickey were pertinent and duly appreciated. At torney McMillan was listed for a speech but a business engagement prevented his delivering the same. Sickness prevented some of the teachers from taking part in the pro gram. In consequence of neglect to apprise Rev. Cathcart in due time that his services were required to invoke divine blessing the reverend gentle man was not in attendance, but, for tunately, Rev. Henderson was present and performed those services. The next meeting is scheduled to take place at Milaca on Saturday, April 28. A program consisting of question-box and papers by teachers of the county will make it of deep in terest. POTATOES I N THE EAST. SstocKs Heavy and. Market Vt eak With. In lecatlon8 of I'utiier Decline. New York.Conditions here sub stantiate the opinion of local potato dealers that shippers will be com pelled to take lower prices for their potatoes than the present quotations. Advices from Maine, up state and abroad, show the growers are becom ing anxious to move their stock. W. B. Ward, of W. B. Ward & Co., dealers in potatoes at Limestone, Me., and S. L. White, of Pritcher, White & Co., large dealers at Cari bou, Me., still hold lots of potatoes which must be moved in a short time. I believe that potatoes will go 10 and 11 cents lower before the shippers have them disposed of," said Charles Pape to The Packer man this week. "The supplies from Maine are keep ing up heavy. Prices now being paid are $1.25 and $1.40 per barrel, count ing 50 cents for expenses. This week the prices here for Maines were $1.90 and $2.00." York state shippers show an in creasing anxiety to dispose of hold ings. Some of the larger dealers in New York are receiving from ten to twelve wires a day quoting prices in the shipping sections. The price now named for state potatoes in 45 cents f. o. b. shipping point. A weakness was felt in the foreign spud market this week. Quotations did not decline, but owing to the slight demand it was with difficulty that they were upheld. Prices ranged from $1.50 to $1.70. "The foreign potato market is still struggling under the conditions as laid down in the early part of Novem- ber," said Mr. Stults, of J. H. Kil lough & Co., to The Packer man. At that time the farmers held their pota toes off the market in the belief that they would reach $1. Speculators thought they would reach 75 cents. American dealers and buyers went to Europe and contracted for certain amounts of potatoes. European spec ulators also bought heavily and stored for the Americaan trade. It was found shortly that the supplies in America were sufficient for this country, as well as the supplies in Europe were sufficient for the conti nent. The present ruling prices mean a loss to the importers. The Euro pean speculators prefer to have the losses on this side rather than over burden the whole market and thus lose money on the stock they put into the European markets. Present holdings in New York city are heavy, not to speak of the con stant big supplies on the docks and in the yards. One concern has 8,000 bags in one warehouse in this city and almost all of the foreign as well as some of the domestic handlers have spud holdings. Nolan WU1 Here. W. I. Nolan, lecturer, impersonator, elocutionist, has been secured by the members of St. Edward's Catholic church to give an entertainment at Jesmer's opera house on Thursday evening, March 15. Mr. Nolan is widely known as an entertainer and invariably attracts large audiences. He is capable, as an Irish friend of ours said, "of extracting tears and laughter from his listeners in the same breathV' With the proceeds of the entertainment will be paid the, cost of electric lighting the church. PYTHIANSJNITIATE Rank of Knight Conferred Upon Class of Twelve on Tuesday Evening Last, February 27th. Grand Chancellor Bartram Attends and Sumptuous Banquet is Pro- vided at Riverside Hotel. The greatest event in Princeton Phythian circles this year was the conference of the rank of knight upon a class of twelve candidates on Tues day evening. After passing through the ordeal in which they became esquires two weeks ago the boys were naturally a trifle nervous. They rea soned that perhaps a Texas steer or Gunner Elmquist's "Barnum" would be utilized to put the finishing touches upon them by hooking them in the slack below their back suspender but tons or kicking the cuticle from sundry portions of their anatomies. 'Twas even worse than they conjectured, and when they descried a band of Indians in war paint, followed by a company of Greeks in glittering armor, emerg ing from an ante room their knees be gan to oscillate and their faces took on an ashy paleness. A most gorge ous and impressive ceremonial was then proceeded with and several tests, which we are not permitted to make public, were applied to the candidates. While the ordeal was terrible in its grandeur, the boys emerged therefrom unscathed. The hall was tastefully decorated with pink carnations. At 12:30 an adjournment was taken and the Pythians repaired to the Riverside hotel, where a supper con sisting of most of the good things on the market awaited them. Seventy five registered for this occasion, and when they were seated it was discov ered that a number of the knight's wives had congregated to surprise them. 'Twas a surprise all right, and the bottles of aerated water which stood in long rows upon the banquet ing board vanished. They were se creted in pockets and under the table instanter. Supper over, a return to the hall was made and the finishing touches applied to the candidates. This process took until nearly 5 a. m., when the members dispersed. The newly-made Pythians were sorely tried,'twas a fearful strain upon their constitutions,but they will tell you now that they are glad they are members. Those initiated were: Geo. E. Rice, Erick Strand, Wm. Firth, Max Cor diner, F. W. Manke, C. M. Carlson, Edward Larson, Peter Larson, Bur dette Bates, Erick Nystrom, Wm. Hanson, Hans Rust. Gunner Elm quist was admitted by card. Among the visiting Pythians pres ent were Carroll S. Bartram, grand chancellor, St. Paul F. A. Francis, Minneapolis M. R. Mott. Chanute, Kan. and H. J. Votaw, Decatur, 111. The Captain Led. It was in the latter portion of the Civil war, says the Boston Herald, when great calls for troops were in process of being filled, that notice was served on the adjutant general of one of the smaller states of the north that the quotas of some of the towns were not full, and that the men must be forthcoming. Orders to that effect were issued, with the result that when the matter was closed there were about enough men for a single com pany. It was organized and sent to the front and attached to one of the regiments from the same state. The first time this little body of soldiers saw service was at the battle of the Wilderness. The action was going on during one of the terrible days of that battle, and the shells and bullets were getting in their work. The cajptain of our company felt called upon to make a speech to his men, and he said: "Soldiers, we are now up against the enemy. When the orders are given to fire, do your best and kill all you can with the forty rounds of am munition you have. When you have fired it all away you had better re treat. I am a little lame, so I am go ing to start now." Tiie Cow that Turns Her Peed Into Milk. The profitable dairy cow is never very large size is of no importance. She is always thin in flesh. Her function in life is to produce milk from the feed given her, and not beef. If she converts a part of the feed into milk and part into beef she is not a dairy cow and cannot be profitable. The dairyman can get no pay for the feed a cow puts upon her back unless he kills the cow. The dairy cow has a form peculiar to herself. Note the large muzzle, the clear outstanding intelligent eye and the large strong PRINCETON, JttlLLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1906. jaws, capable of doing lots of work, the thin neck and the light limbsno superfluous flesh anywhere. Prom inent backbone indicative of great nerve power, long silky tail, large udder running up well behind and well forward towards the front legs, wedge-shaped from both ends towards the barrel, which should be of large capacity. Milk is made from the food consumed by the cow. The more she eats the more milk she will give, providing always she has the form described. Hence the necessity for powerful jaws, large storage and digestive capacity. The true dairy covv always has this type. We should care much more for the type than the breed from which she may come, because we find this dairy form in many of the breeds. It is always well to remember that the dairy cow has been bred for hundreds of1 years for a special purpose that is/ for milk production. The beef cow has been bred quite as long with the single idea in view of beef produc tions Do not throw feed away in try ing to make beef of the dairy cow, but force her full capacity in the work for whjch she has been so well fitted, and when her life is ended give her a de cent burial. It is useless also to at tempt! to make money dairying with the beef cow. She is built also for a special purpose and will make beef at a profit, but ruin the man who is after rich milk in paying quantities. Grand Forks Times. BIG BOB CAT CAPTURED. King of the Bogus Brook Felines Lured to It Death. George Seeley, an old-time trapper, on Saturday exhibited at this office the skin of a bob-cat stuffed with strW This was Mr. Seeley's first trip to Princeton in eight years and he|declared the animal in his posses sion to be the largest of its kind he had ever captured. It measured about four feet from tip to tip and its ears were tufted like those of the Ameri can panther. These tufts,'' said Mr. Seeley, "signify that the animal is an old-timer, and, as bob-cats attain a great age, it would be safe to say that this fellow has at least celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its birth." The animal was secured near the h0$#fcaters of -Bogus brook/ where Mr. Seeley was engaged in trapping fur animals for the market. He had set several No. 1 steel traps for weasels and in one of these captured a cottontail rabbit The Thomas cat, likely smelling gore from afar, discovered the cottontail and tore it from the steel jaws of its captor. It carried the rabbit a short distance from the trap and feasted thereon, but, being unable to dispose of it at one meal, left a portion of the carcass upon the ground. Mr. Seeley, who is well acquainted with the habits of animals that inhabit the wilds of Minnesota, knew that the bob would return for the "leavings" the follow ing night. Such is its nature. He therefore placed a No. 4 trap where the remnants of the rabbit had been left and was rewarded by finding in the morning the king of the Bogus brook felines securely fastened by a leg in the jaws of steel. With a club he dispatched it and then divested it of its hide. "Cat skins," of which Mr. Seeley had a large number, "are not of very great value now,"said he, "but weasel hides fetch a price which makes it profitable to trap them. The market is steadily advancing on these little fellows' coverings. Mr. Seeley is a wiry, rugged man who prefers life in the fastnesses of the jungle to an abode in the cities. He is a lover of nature in its wildest forms. He gathers inspiration from the howling of the wolves and the sighing of the winds among the trees. "A happy life in close touch with nature," he says. MISS BRAYTON DEAD. Succumbed to Pneumonia After a Aery Brief Illness. Miss Ella Brayton, daughter of Robert Brayton of Princeton town ship, died on Tuesday morning, Feb ruary 27, from acute pneumonia, aged 21 years. She had been sick but a very few days. The funeral will be held today (Thursday) at the Methodist church and the ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Cathcart. Miss Brayton was a sister of Mrs. Philip Devlin and Mrs. David Clag gett. Samuel Brayton, a brother of deceased, is here from the northern woods to attend the obsequies. AT THE NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Mrs. Stay of Glendorado, who has been under treatment for the past week, is greatly improved in health. Miss Bertha Woodcock, who was subjected to a delicate surgical opera tion on .Monday, is on a fair way to recovery. 1= i He 'who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight In the long -way that I must tread aione Will lead my steps aright It is of great value to the cause of righteousness when our business and professional men stand up before their fellow men and declare the hope that is in them. Such men are always wel come to our Congregational pulpit. The impression Prof. Caton left on his audience was a deep one, and the profound influence of his words will not fail to become fruit in the lives of those who heard him. The eager ness with which the audience hung to the professor's words proves that the people do want to be taught, and what they want is not Sunday evening lec tures, but gospel preaching and an interpreting of the word of God into such language as the busy man may carry with him through the week. MINNESOTA WINS LAURELS. Battermakers of State Score Highest at Chicago Contest The highest average, the highest score and the second highest score is what the Minnesota buttermakers have captured at the National Cream ery Buttermakers' association meet ing in Chicago. This means that our exhibits have made practically a clean sweep of everything offered in the way of prizes for good butter. It means that the reputation of the state as a butter state has been sustained. It means that this state now has twice as many butter banners as all other states together. The national asso ciation has only awarded six ban ners since it was organized and fotfr of these have gone to Minnesota. The banner is awarded to the state secur ing the highest average for all the butter entered. Minnesota has always been handicapped in this contest, be cause other states would select only a few of the high scoring buttermakers to send butter to the contest and Min nesota would have them all send sam ples. In spite of this handicap, Min nesota wins. Mother of A. N. Dare Dead. Mary Ann Dare, widow of Alfred Dare and mother of A. N. Dare, state printer and publisher of the Star News, died suddenly on Friday morn ing at the home of her daughter in Elk River. Mrs. Dare had many friends among pioneer Minneapoli tans. The family lived on the East Side from 1867 to 1873, moving from there to Elk River, where she has since lived. She was 78 years. oldr and had not been strong, but death was wholly unexpected. $ *Si-2^j-%5.iA^fta i*c /'-^'SVft^^^^^ ~jr MR. CA MS SERMON Large and Appreciative Audience Lis tens to His Words of Wisdom at Congregational Church. "Jesus Christ the Greatest Character in History and Other Men Insig- nificant in Comparison." Professor I. C. Caton, principal of the Cafcon Business college, Minne apolis, delivered a sermon at the Con gregational church on Sunday even ing to a large and attentive audience. Prof. Caton does not pretend to be a preacher. Nevertheless, he treated his hearers to a most excellent ser mon based on the theme, "If a man die, should he live again?" "Jesus Christ," declared Prof. Caton, "is the greatest character of all history. The greatest of all other men are very insignificant when compared with Jesus." Prof. Caton then demon strated that the great longing of the human heart is for fellowship with God. Where this longing has been suppressed it is the result of wrong education. The result of fellowship with God is a love for our fellow men. Said Prof. Caton, "If you people of Princeton really loved one another every seat in your churches would be filled. You would want to come where the preachers are instructing the peo ple in the truths of God. You would want to come and hear these vocalists sing the praises of God. You, your selves, would want to sing his praises." The larger portion of Prof. Caton's address was devoted to a plea that his hearers should themselves so live that they might be ready at any time to step into the "mysterious unknown" and that they should instruct others to live likewise. The professor closed his address with a declaration of the reasonable ness of God's love and care for his people. He very impressively quoted Bryant's "Poem to a Water Fowl." "If he cares for the bird shall he not much more care for you'?" There is a power whose care Teapbes. thy way along jhat pathiess^oast. The desert a"M illimitable air -^-f-se^ Long wandering, but not lost UNION. 44ISTOR1C4- i SOCIETY, VOLUME XXX. NO. 12 NEW LAWS Governing Boards of Supervisors and Road Overseers Now in Force. Today, March 1st, some important changes in the township laws go into effect: Heretofore one of the supervisors elected at the annual town meeting has been designated on the ballot as chairman. Hereafter the board of supervisors, each year, at its first session after town meeting must elec, one of their number as chairmant with the exception that, if last year a chairman was elected for three years, he will continue to hold his office till the term for which he was elected ex pires. In other words, the law con templates, when present conditions fully expire, that each year one super visor will be elected for three years and each year the board of super visors, including the new members, shall chose one of their number for chairman. Another radical change in the law provides that, in the election of overseers of roads, the overseer of each district (who must be a qualified voter residing in said district) shall be elected only by the voters present from that district, and not as hereto fore by all the voters of the town. In case there are no voters present from a given district, and consequently no overseers of roads can be elected for it, the board of supervisors is empow ered to fill such vacancy, provided that no member of a town board is eligible to receive such appointment. CHASED BY COYOTES. A Pack of the Animals Surprise erge Hatche While on His Wa Home. Verge Hatcher says that while on his way home on Saturday evening he heard a coyote bark within short dis tance of him and that this was closely followed by howls from every point of the compass. He stopped suddenly and descried in the forest shadowy objects dodging here and there among the trees and underbrush. He re mained sufficiently long to count eight of the animals and then took to his heels on the back trail. The pack of coyotes, instead of directly following him, made a circuitous detour and endeavored to head him off, but he succeeded in outrunning them and reaching Erick Highlander's house in ,safefcy .There lie borrowed a shot gun and returned, but not a coyote appeared during his journey home. Here's an opportunity for some of our daring sportsmen to have some fun and earn some bounty. Mr. Hatcher will show you where he met the brush-tailed terrors of the woods and join you in bringing about their destruction. A Little Overdrawn. Mr. L. J. Hill of Cambridge, in behalf of a committee, has issued an address to the farmers of Isanti county in which he alleges they have been robbed of $180,000 by the potato buyers in one year, and calling upon them (the farmers) to organize a company of their own and boycott the regular dealers. Mr. Hill shoots wide of the mark when he asserts that the dealers make a net profit of 15 cents on every bushel of potatoes marketed. There is not a single dealer in the potato belt but who would be glad to be assured of a net profit of two cents per bushel. The Union is glad the farmers are or ganizing a company of their own to handle potatoes and farm products at Cambridgecompetition among buy ers is a good thingbut we are afraid their expectations will hardly be real ized. Tigers are Entertained. The Tiger Baseball club and its friends were entertained by Mrs. T. H. Caley on Thursday evening. About 35 young people were present and many games were played, the most interesting of which was "Find the Hatchet," in which pasteboard hatchets were hidden in every nook and corner of the parlors. Arthur Roos won the first prize, a box re sembling a piece of stove wood filled with bonbons, and the booby prize, two firecrackers, was carried off by John Brennan. Supper was provided and by the side of each plate was placed a hatchet, the handle of which was filled with candy. There were several selections on the piano and a gramaphone was also brought into use for the amusement of the guests. The young people passed a most de lightful evening. 1 rs ""S J? *-*j*-\^ -m tS. Animated Poem. ,,S I don't see the editor," said the caller in the editorial rooms. I No," grinned the copy boy. took a poem yesterday and hasn't (s. showed up since. "That's strange. Was it a long poem? "Oh, about 5 feet 4. Maybe you've seen her writing the woman's column at the third desk. They've gSne 'on *J&$' their honeymoon, I guess."Chicago^ News.