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MAII, ORDER HOUSES.
A Sensible Chisago County Farmer Tells "Why It Is Not Good Business Policy for Farmers to Patronize Them. Mr. C. N. Hanson, a Chisago coun ty farmer, in a communication to the Rush City Post, plainly gives his rea sons for not patronizing the mail or der houses in the large cities. He says: "Our home journals are not so near sighted and indifferent to the welfare of their towns htat they would encour age the destroying of their home in dustries where all their capital and the energies of a life time are invested, to become converts of the mail order houses and pin their faith for the fu ture to the merchants of Chicago. Those men would not hand over the proceeds of eight hundred creameries and our other various industries to the state of Illinois. They would not cripple our own towns that we must always look to for our markets. We have everything to make Minnesota a great state, and there is no good rea son why Minnesota farms should not sell for $75 per acre the same as Iowa and Illinois farms do. ''By building up our home indus tries we are building up the values on our farm that will encourage farm population, which always means a steady growth in farm values. Sup posing we should have all our needs supplied by the mail order houses, groceries, boots, shoes, clothing, wag ons and buggies, in fact anything that we might need, what would be the re sult in the end9 A lot of small dilap idated towns and a hungry lot of five per cent shopkeepers too poor to get out of town, with the farmers in the same category, with no hopes for the future everybody wanting to sell out cheap and no buyers, nothing to aug ment or draw people into such a lo cality. The progressive man who has some real object in view strikes for the busy town every time. We must view this question from different ways, it is not only a ques tion of getting something a little cheaper to eat and wear on our backs The farmer is a business man in a way, he has money invested in lands and buildings, it is his invested capi tal, he must try and keep it at par. Some of us may want to sell out some day and we all want a big price. If 1 buy a farm say for three thousand dollars, and in a few years through the progress the country has made I can sell it for six thousand dollars, I make three thousand dollars in specu lating. What do I attribute the gain or enhanced value to? Is it by reason of the other fellow saving the thou sand dollars by buying his goods of Sears, Roebuck & Co., or is it through the natural growth and de velopment of the country around me? "I submit the question to any intel ligent man without further comment. We ant to realize something for la bor above the cost of operating and maintaining them, and I assure you the solution to that problem will never be solved by co-operating with the Chicago or any other mail order houses. Hence the necessity of home co-operation." MU.K AXD DISEASE. Ii eteal Fluid Furnishes Source for Propa gation of Bacteria. The question of pure milk involves two considerations. One of these is the contamination of the milk after it is drawn from the cow. The other is the inoculation of the milk from the diseased condition of the cow. Both are detrimental to the health of the user of the milk. It is well known, even among the laymen, that the universe is alive with bacteriaair, water and earth are filled with them. These bacteria are so minute that St is almost impossible to comprehend their si/e. Some idea might be gath ered from the statement that if they were enlarged to the size of base balls, and an ordinary sized man were pro portionately enlarged, he would be fifty miles tall. These infinite bacteria, before science had given them a more digni fied name, were classed as dirt, and the housewives waged relentless war upon them. It has been proven that many of the most dangerous diseases are caused by the development of certain of these plant forms which consist of single cells. When these cells enter the human system and come under proper condi tions of heat and moissture they set up a rapid development, usually by the process of divisionone cell be coming two. Many of these bacteria divide every half hour and by a geo metrical progression it will be seen that within twenty-four hours seven teen million could be developed from a single parent. It can thus be seen how easy it is to poison the body from any bacteria-laden source. Unfortunately milk is one of the very worst of these sources. The liquid form, its temperature, and the surroundings when it is taken from the cow are all conducive to the ac cumulation of the bacteria. These lie dormant in all places where dust particles can accumulate, and are more plentiful in enclosed spaces than in the open. Barns are ideal places ror them, and any dis- turbance of the conditions will set free countless millions of them. Now if milk be exposed while they are moving about large numbers of them find lodgement in it, and the conditions being suitable, they at once set up a multiplication that soon changes the entire quality of the milk. The most important of these is a chemical one which might be simply stated as the conversion of milk sugar into lactic acid, and is what is com monly known as souring. Bacteria which produces diseases taken into the alimentary canal in milk set up a diseased condition in the body which unless thrown off by nature or counteracted in some other way, develops into a pronounced dis ease. Milk furnishes the greatest source for the propagation of these bacteria of any of the ordinary food supplies because of its condition and environ ment. Not only do the best kept barns pro vide good lurking places for these plant cells, but the cow herself, no matter how carefully groomed, is cov ered with them, and they are natur ally dropped into the pail during the process of milking. These cells may be destroyed by re ducing the temperature to the freezing point.Grand Forks Times. EARLY SEEDING. "Hopeful Harry" Contributes His Last Ar ticle Under That Nona de Plume. Almost every spring we have a spell of warm weather, sometimes very early in February, but oftener in March, and some farmers are induced to commence seeding. With but fewtended exceptions this early seeding has been advantageous to the farmers, for in many instances the fields thus early seeded have had to be reseeded, and, if not, only a half crop was obtained. In this part of Minnesota from the first to the tenth of April, as a rule, is early enough to commence seeding, and much better results are obtained therefrom than by early seeding. A few weeks ago it was reported that farmers in the Dakotas had com menced seeding. Since that report was circulated we have had several weeks of almost as cold and disagree able weather as at any time during the past winter, and this kind of weather is not an unusual occurrence. It seems strange to us that men can not learn from experience not to "crowd" the season. We have now "said our say," and whether we have written anything in the past that has benefited any one we do not know, but it has been a source of pleasure to ourself in that it has occupied spare moments that might otherwise have been employed in a useless manner. Articles over the nom deplume of "Hopeful Harry" will no more appear in the Union, and when the readers thereof peruse this final effort we will be in Spokane, Washington, where we will make a visit of a few weeks with friends. We will then proceed to Bremerton, where we expect to spend the remainder of our days with a daughter living there. HOPEFUL. HARRY. Why Frozen Water Is Pure. That frozen water is pure water is an idea that has been handed down from generation to generation, and there is usually a good deal of fact in these old sayings, although we may wonder how the people of former times contrived to discover such things. As water freezes, so the impurities are eliminated, and, if the ice be taken away before the whole body of water is frozen, that ice is pure. If the whole of the water freezes, it follows, as a matter of course that the impuri ties must be included. Thus, in pools where the water begins to freeze from the top, the impurities are thrown to the bottom, and the ice taken away from the upper part of the body of water is pure. The water that still retains the impurities is the last to freeze. Some makers of artificial ice produce it from water that is not pure, and they make a hole through the outer crust, before the liquid is com pletely consolidated, so as to allow the dirty portion of the fluid to run out. Of bacilli, it is calculated that ninety per cent are thrown out in freezing, while nine out of every re maining ten are killed by the process, and thus rendered innocuous. Most of the remaining one per cent will die in twenty-four hours unless the ice be melted. Therefore, there are very few left to work mischief in our internal economy. Freezing is the best filter ing process that can be devised.Irish Paper. Is the iloon Inhabited. Science has proven that the moon has an atmosphere, which makes life in some form possibe on that satellite but not for human beings, who have a hard enough time on this earth of ours especially those who don't know that Electric Bitters cure headache, biliousness, malaria, chills and fever, jaundice, dyspepsia, dizziness, torpid liver, kidney complaints, general de bility and female weaknesses. Un equalled as a general tonic and appe tizer for weak persons and especially for the aged. It induces sound sleep. Fully guaranteed by C.A. Jack, drug gist. Price only 50 cents. THE PRINCETON IJNION: ....WW...................... 1 &/>e Farm Fireside, Gleanings by Our Country Correspondents MX COVE. Mrs. H. G. Booth is on the sick list. School in district 17 has a two weeks' vaqation. Inez Eynon is expected home from school for a week. Fred Miller has gone back to the Mayo mill to work. Arthur and Fred Ladeen wentbelow on the stage last Friflay. E. L. Corwin's baby has been quite sick, also Charles Brant's. Andrew Brodeen has had a crew out working poll tax by shoveling snow. Mr. and Mrs. E. Jones came home last week after being away all winter. S. B. Terwilliger and C. L. Freer left for Princeton last Saturday to at tend court. The party at Wilkes' was well at tended last Wednesday evening. All report a good time. Charley Wilkes expects to leave for North Branch, where he will work this summer for an uncle. Caught Cold While Hunting: a Burglar. Mr. Wm. Thos. Lanorgan, provin cial constable ^at Chapleau, Ontario, says: I caught a severe cold while hunting a burglar in the forest swamp last fall. Hearing of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, I tried it, and after using two small bottles, I was com pletely cured." This remedy is in especially for coughs and colds. It will loosen and relieve a severe cold in less time than by any other treatment and is a favorite wherever its superior excellence has become known. For sale by Prince ton Drug Co. CARMODY. Miss Alma Chalstrom left for Min neapolis on Saturday. Misses Ellen Westberg and Ebba Johnson left for Minneapolis on Tues day. Charlie Roadstrom and Axel Bengt son returned from Deer River on Sat urday. Miss Minnie Swanson called on her friend, Miss Ellen Westberg, on Mon day afternoon. Mrs. Mary Sarner of St. Paul is spending a few days with relatives and friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Treichel of Spring Vale are visiting Mr. andOctober Mrs. John E. Yngve. Frank Swanson left for a week's visit with relatives and friends in Minneapolis on Wednesday. Marion Cater of Germany passed through our neighborhood last Sun day. What's the attraction, Marion? Frank Swanson and Gust Johnson, who have been employed in the pine ries near Cloquet, returned home last Friday. Misses Julia Johnson and Elsie Bodum of Bodum spent Thursday and Friday with Miss Johnon's sister, Mrs. Frank Benson. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Boyn will leave for Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday. Their many friends wish them good luck and a pleasant jour ney. Miss Hannah Brodeen returned to Minneapolis last Thursday after a month's visit with parents and friends. Her sister, Miss Hulda, accompanied her to the city. Miss Minnie Swanson gave a fare well party at her home on Saturday evening: in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Boyn, who will leave for Spokane, Washington on Wednesday. A lunch was served at twelve. Games were played until the sma' wee hours of the morning and everyone had a nice time. One lady "me-owed" so much while playing "Poor Pussy" that she is now unable to speak above a whisper. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Boyn, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Treichel, Mr. and Mrs. John Yngve, Mr. and Mrs. John Sarner, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Mattson, Misses Nettie Swanson, Alice Krona, Helga Chalstrom, and Messrs. Gust Ander son, Gust Johnson, Adolph Chal strom, Eric Ericson and Swan Swan son. Human Blood narks. A tale of horror was told by marks of human blood in the home of J. W. Williams, a well known merchant of Bac, Ky. He writes: "Twenty years ago I had severe hemorrhages of the lungs, and was near death when I be gan taking Dr. King's New Discov ery. It completely cured me and I have remained well ever since." It cures hemorrhages, chronic coughs, settled colds and bronchitis, and is the only known cure for weak lungs. Every bottle guaranteed by C. A. Jack, druggist. 50 cents and $1.00. Trial bottle free. Contributory Negligence. "You say that Fargo Jim came to his end through contributory negli gence?" "Yes," answered Broncho Bob. "He showed down four aces in a poker game, an' two of 'em was the ace of diamonds. "Washington Star. ^^^^^yfe^^^k4.^WMll^^^&^ !45sJYr .J!w THTJKSBAY/AP5BII ST Church Topics A. A A Sundayand Weekday Announcements. METHODIST. Morning, 10:30, "Manifestations of Christianity 11:45 Sunday school 7:30 p. m., "Elements of Character." CONGREGATIONAL. Morning 10:30 theme, A Loving Power evening 7:30, the pastor will preach the second sermon of a Lenten series on the theme, "Gethsamine," or "Conflict." The evening service will begin with another one of our rousing praise services in which the entire congregation is expected to join. The usual excellent music will be rendered by the choir. Sunday school 11:45 a. m., Y. P. S. C. E. 6:45 p. m. Prayer meeting Thursday evening 7:30. We welcome all to worship with us. PRIZES FOR TEACHERS. Portland Commercial Club Offers Five Thousand Dollars to Winners. The Portland Commercial club of fers five thousand dollars in prizes for articles on Portland, Oregon, writ ten by teachers who attend the next annual convention of the National Educational association at San Fran cisco in July. These prizes are of fered as an inducement to decide teachers to include Portland in their itinerary. In order to be eligible for competi tion these articles must appear in a regular edition of some newspaper or other publication printed outside of the states of Oregon and Washington, said publication (complete) to be in the hands of the judges not later than 1, 1906. Prizes will be awarded strictly on the merits of the articles. Contestants can treat any phase of the subject that appeals to jthemnatural re sources, scenery, irrigation, agricul ture and horticulture, history, educa tional and religious advantages, climate or social conditions, etc.or in a more comprehensive vein. The judges will be absolutely untrammeled in making their decisions. These articles must be sealed and addressed to Teachers' Contest, care Portland Commercial Club, Portland, Oregon. How Could He? "Papa" was becoming impatient at the lateness of the hour when he re marked: I can't see why that young fellow who is calling on Minnie hasn't sense enough to go home. It's near midnight." "The dear little brother" of the family just then came in, heard his father's remark, and ventured some light: "He can't go, father. Sister is sit ting on him. "Ladies' Home Journal. Try L. Fry Ming CLOTHIER AND TAILOR. Have you been misled by the allurements held out in many clothing advertisements? Try L. Fryhling Have \ou been disappointed on seeing the clothes that were so highly lauded in the papers? Try L. Fryhling Have you gone to a store ex pecting fit and style and every thing desirable and found none of these things? Try L. Fryhling Have you grown tired of going to the store you've always been dealing with because they don't seem to give you what you ought to have? Try L. Fryhling We shall try to make you buy your clothes, hats, and furnish ings here. L. FRYHLING, CLOTHIER AND TAILOR. Pi 5^1906. ^vj^MHiE' i &*iV'1* -T^^nirr 1 1 liWff mmmmmmmumd pmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmimfnmmii!iiinife! Princeton Lumber Company, Dealers in High Grade Sash, Doors, Millwork, Maple, Beech and Fir Flooring, 1 Red Cedar and Pine Shingles. 1 A Full Line of Building Materials. GEO. A. COATES, Manager. PRINCETON. 1 ^iiiiuauiiittitiiiiuitiiiatiiiiiuituiiiuuiiiiiiiitiiiuiiiiiiiiiuiiuiimiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiitutil M. S. RUTHERFORD *4^***4"fr**4^*frfr** W. P. CHASE, ilanager. t, H.J*- ifr *1 1 First National Bank of Princeton, Minnesota. Paid up Capital, $30,000 A General Banking Busi ness Transacted. Loans Made on Approved Security. M. S. RUTHERFORD 2L CO. Odd Fellows Building, Princeton, Minn. Caley Lumber Company, (Successors to Foley Bean Lumber Co.) Dealers in White Pine Lumber, Lath and Shingles. Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com plete Stock of Building Material. *"V" Interest Paid on Time De posits. Foreign and Domestic Ex change. S. S. PETTERSON, President. T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres. J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier. ^^^^^V^^^VV^^^^^^V^^^^^^^^^^^^^^VVVVayV^^V^VVVV^, BANK O PRINCETON. J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. A^_poe,Genai Banking Business Collecting and Farm and Insurance. Village Loans. W Make A Specialty 0 Farm Loans PRINCETON. L. C. HUMMEL Dealer i Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. Both Telephones. Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn. Foreston Mercantile& LiveStockCo. Are fitters of men, women and children in shoes, dry goods groceries, hardware, and all kinds of farm machinery and fencing. Foreston Mercantile & Live Stock Co. FORESTON, MINN. ***%%*%%v ?f^ 5 E. L. MCMILLAN i.