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K. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 1.00 Per Tear.
At School fleeting on Saturday flcMil-
lan and Woodcock Are Chosen
to Succeed Themselves.
Annual Report, Read by Secretary
Skahen, Shows Very Healthy
Condition of Treasury.
There was but little interest mani
fested in the annual meeting of inde
pendent school district No. 1 on Sat
urday evening, and but two members
of the board of directors were present,
viz., G. A. Eaton, president, and J.
J. Skahen, clerk.
The two retiring members of the
board, E. L. McMillan and A. W.
Woodcock, were nominated by Thomas
H. Caley for re-election. The ballot
ing resulted in Mr. McMillan receiv
ing 14 votes, Mr. Woodcock 15 and
Chas. A. Dickey 1.
Clerk J. J. Skahen read the annual
report, which is hereunder published:
Cash on hand at beginning of year... 3,044.49
Received rom
Apportionment 2,272.26
Special tax collected 9,401.99
State aid 1,495.00
Local one mill tax collected 670.54
Bonds sold for Brickton school house 2,000.00
Textbook sales, fines, etc 79.43
Library fund 69.32
Interest on deposits 17.07
Tuition 62.50
Building tax 790 36
Sale of old lumber, iron, broken glass 27.25
Paid for
Teachers' wages
Fuel School supplies
Repairs and improving grounds...
New school houses
Library books
Heating plant for Brickton school.
Furmtnre, desks, etc
Janitors and labor
Express, postage and incidentals
Livery to Brickton...
Interest on orders
Telephone Water rent
Freight and draj age
Miscellaneous Cash on hand at end of year
1,031 fiO
27.52 26.50 19.5b 16.00
96 T9
60 83
IS 00
112 55
4,105 02
Total $19,930.21
Attractive Program Arranged for Last
Day of Smnruer School.
The summer training school will
close \ts four weeks' term next Wed
nesday in a joint session with the
various school boards of the county.
The program has been somewhat
changed for the purpose of giving all
teachers an opportunity to inspect the
model work, which is a feature in it
self of sufficient importance to remun
erate them for attending the session.
Miss Sands is surely at home among
the little ones.
Superintendent A. N. Farmer is
the right man in the right place when
it comes to the preparation of those
who expect to teach in the rural
schools. There are no dull periods
with him from opening to close.
Always on the alert, ready, active,
energetic. The teachers gather in
spiration from his influences and
achieve most beneficial results in a
very limited time. Miss Maria Lynch
must not be overlooked in the dis
tribution of well-merited compliments.
Always at her post, kind and oblig
ing. Her large classes in history,
geography, physiology and civics
are getting along with evident satis
faction. Miss Lynch, in connection
with Miss Sands, handles the work of
drawing. This branch has proven a
marked success, and it is surprising
to many to know that so much has
been accomplished in perspective and
water color drawing.
School management has received
careful attention under the supervision
of Mr. Farmer, and teachers who go
forth to work in the country this fall
will do so prepared to improve the
schools over which they preside. We
print the program for the last day
of the school term. Every teacher
should attend upon that day.
10 oo Music.'-America School
10 oo The Successful Teacher Prof. Austin
10 40 Address Att E. L. McMillan
11 10 Vocal solo Orpha Townsend
11 20 -The Teacher's Influence*-
Fres W. A. Shumaker
1 J0 Vocal music
1 30 Address State Supt J. W. Olsen
2 45 Model class Anna Sands
3 10 Reading. "Biddy's Trials Among the
Yankees Maria Lynch
3.25 Music
3 35 "Country School as a Business Prop
osition" Supt. A. N. Farmer
4-00 Question box.
Summer School Notes.
The summer school has been taking
advantage of the cool weather and the
Tesults are most gratifying to the in
structors and to the county superin
Miss Mary Browne, who has been
attending the St. Cloud normal, is the
latest recruit of the summer school.
Remarkable progress has been
made by the pupils in the free-hand
drawing class. There is nothing
which can be used to better advantage
in teaching than ability to illustrate a
lesson on the blackboard in a broad,
explicit way. The students in this
class are particularly enthusiastic
and they are delighted to know that
to sketch a landscape or draw a flower
is not such a difficult thing after all.
Much attention is given to school
management. Forty-five minutes each
day is taken for the discussion of
problems of school administration,
particularly those encountered in the
common schools. This work is
largely done by the students of the
summer school, the aim being to bring
into these discussions the experience
of teachers in meeting these problems.
The following have led the discus
sions: "The Recitation, Purpose and
Assignment of Lessons." Blanche
Byers '"AttentionHow secured and
how retained," Lavina Barber, Alice
Hailler '"DisciplineWhat is good
discipline," Minnie Sellhorn "Means
and Ends of Discipline," Edna Oliver
School OrganizationEngaging a
school, commencing a school, basis
of classification, seating of pupils,
program," Elsie Jaques, Ruby Win
sor, Frances Lenertz.
After a subject has been presented
by the leaders it is thrown open for
discussion and this often brings out
some interesting experiences.
During the discussion on discipline
the question of corporal punishment
was brought up. The teachers were
about evenly divided on the question
as to whether corporal punishment
should ever be resorted to. The con
sensus of opinion was that while it
should never be used except as a last
resort, yet there are cases where it
cannot be avoided.
All are anticipating the meeting of
teachers and school directors on Aug.
1. It is hoped that many of the citi
zens of Princeton will be present at
this meeting. The discussions will be
of general interest.
Swindler Who Passed Forged Checks in
Princeton and Milaca Jailed.
G. H. Langmo was arraigned before
Justice Norton on Tuesday morn
ing charged with forgery in the
second degree. The defendant pleaded
guilty and was committed to jail to
await the next term of the district
The crime for which he was arrested
consists of the forging of the name of
Herman Miller to a thirteen-dollar.
check, drawn upon the First National
Bank of Princeton, -and the passing
of the same on Saturday, June 16,
upon Chas. Carlson, barkeeper in
Hurd's saloon. Langmo passed a
similar check for a like amount upon
another Princeton business concern
upon the same day. About a week
elapsed before the checks were pre
sented at the bank and discovered to
be forgeries, and in the meantime the
swindler had disappeared. Sheriff
Shockley, however, ascertained that
from Princeton Langmo had gone to
Minneapolis, and that at that place
he had bought a ticket for Fargo, N.
D., where trace of him was lost. The
police of the northwest were given a
description of Langmo, but he evaded
arrest until last Sunday, when Sheriff
Shockley, acting upon information re
ceived from a friend in Grand Forks,
appeared in that city and nabbed Mr.
Langmo. The sheriff, having no
requisition papers with him, was com
pelled to resort to strategy in order to
arrest Langmo. The way he did it
was this: He entered into conversa
tion with Langmo, who knew him, and
the two walked leisurely across the
river bridge on the other side of
which is Minnesota. Directly they
had reached Minnesota territory the
sheriff read the warrant to Langmo
and nabbed him.
The sheriff has received two war
rants from Milaca for Langmo's ar
rest charging him with similar of
fenses to that for which he is being
held, and it is said that a warrant
has also been issued in Wisconsin for
his capture. He passed also, we are
told, a fraudulent check in Arling
ton, N. D.
The capture of Langmo is an im
portant one and Sheriff Shockley is
entitled to much commendation for
running the fellow down. It was a
fine piece of detective work.
What They Preach.
The teachings and purpose of the
Christian church, whose state evan
gelist is preaching every night in
Farnham's hall, this city, is but little
known in this community. Its mes
sage to the world is the simple gospel
of complete salvation through faith
in a risen Christ and entire obedience
to Him. Its plea to the churches of
Christendom is for the reuunion of all
the people of God on the basis of the
bible alone. It believes this to be
logically and necessarily the next
great step in the conquest of the world
for Christ. Logical, because every
other field of great activitygovern
mental, educational, commercialhas
already shown the tremendous advant
age of unity. Necessary, because the
church, as we see it, is not conquering
the hosts of evil. The Christian
church therefore accepts no creed,
its own nor others, except the book.
It exalts Christ as the son of God and
savior of the world, the "one media
tor" and only rightful head of the
church. It endeavors to speak where
the Scriptures speak and be silent
where they are silent, believing that
whatever creed or doctrine contains
less than the teaching of the book
contains not enough that whatever
contains more than the book contains
too much, and that what contains
neither more nor less is unnecessary,
since we have the book. Its test of
fellowship is not a human creed but
the supreme test of faith in Christ and
obedience to him. It rejects the au
thority of all creeds, dogmas, councils
and ecclesiastics. Its form of govern
ment is completely democratic, con
forming to the model of the early
church. It teaches faith, repentance
and baptism as the conditions of en
trance into the kingdom, thus an
swering from the scriptures the ques
tion, "What must I do to be saved?"
It teaches that the evidence of pardon
is simply God's promise that He will
pardon when we have done these
It practices baptism by immersion
because the scriptures teach it and all
Christians acknowledge it as baptism.
It repudiates sprinkling and the
effusion of infants because these prac
tices fail in both of the above partic
ulars. It is trying to build up and
not tear down, to emphasize great
central truths which in the scriptures
are made conditional to salvation, to
free the word of God from all human
interpretations and incumbrances, to
exalt Christ to complete headship and
authority in all things of the church
its doctrines, its ordinances and its
fruitsand so to unite all believers in
Him. Toward this beneficent end it
pledges its earnest and most brotherly
endeavors and appeals to all men,
but especially to the people of God,
for their coveted and most helpful co
Sl\ Hundred People Gather in Uglena's
Grove and Make Merry.
The annual picnic of the West
Branch creamery held in O. H. Ug
lern's grove on Sunday was attend
ed by at least 600 people, a large
number of whom were patrons of this
modern buttermaking establishment.
George E. Lindall, to whom is largely
due the success of the West Branch
creamery, and the directors of the in
stitution, had prepared an elaborate
program for this occasion which com
prised a game of baseball, speeches
upon various subjects, excellent music
and a dinner consisting of all the
good things possible of conception.
At about 10 o'clock people began to
arrive from the surrounding country,
the largest number being from
Princeton and Milaca. Foley, Ron
neby, Glendorado, Santiago and Car
mody were also well represented.
Dinner, prepared by the good
ladies of Greenbush, was partaked of
at noon, and immediately thereafter
the Milaca Military band, a splendid
organization of artists, discoursed
selections in a manner which reminded
us of tne days when we listened to the
productions of the band conducted by
the great and gifted Gilmore.
Frank Shrewsbury, one of the best
authorities on creameries in the state
of Minnesota, addressed the assembled
multitude upon matters pertaining to
dairying and took occasion to laud
Mr. Lindall for the splendid brand of
butter which he is manufacturing and
for the scrupuulous cleanliness which
prevails in the West Branch creamery.
Hon. Chas. A. Dickey, candidate
for representative from this district,
spoke in a very logical manner upon
the subject of good roadsa subject
which is of vast importance to the
people of the northwest.
A game of ball between the Milacas
and Santiagos was played in the af
ternoon and the contest demonstrated
that both teams were possessed of
more than ordinary skill. The score
at the close of the ninth inning was
6 to 5 in favor of Milaca.
It can in truth be said that to the
West Branch creamery is due to a
considerable extent the prosperity ex
isting among the farmers of the coun
try surrounding it. The establish
ment of this co-operative creamery
has been an incentive to the farmers
to acquire more and better grades of
milk cows. It has demonstrated to
them that there is money in dairying,
and especially so when they are part
owners of the creamery which handles
their milk and they therefore share
equally in the profits with other stock
holders. Then again, the West
Branch creamery, under the superin
tendence of Mr. Lindall, is turning
out the highest grade of buttera
grade which has a large demand in
the New York market and fetches the
top notch prices.
There is no better conducted cream
ery in Minnesota than the one at Long
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Princeton Congregational Church Cele-
brates Half-Century Anniver-
sary of Organization.
Eloquent Sermons by Distinguished
Ministers and Inspiring Music
by ilembers of Church.
The exercises in celebration of the
golden jubileeor fiftieth anniversary
of the establishment of the Congre
gational church in Princeton were be
gun in that edifice on Friday evening
last, July 20.
Rev. J. R. Henderson, pastor of the
church, delivered the address of wel
come and likened the church's union
with Christ to the marriage tie which
exists between man and wife. The
reverend gentleman's address was
brimful of pathos and words of wis
A greeting from the M. E. church
was conveyed to the audience by Rev.
E. M. Cathcart, its pastor. His greet
ing expressed the existence of a feel
ing of brotherly love and true sym
pathy between the two religious de
A historical statement was then read
by Rev. Henderson in which the fact
was brought out that the Princeton
Congregational church was the sixth,
in numerical order, of that denomin
ation to be organized in the territory
of Minnesota, and the first church of
any denomination to be established
in the territory extending northeast of
Anoka to the Canadian line. The
Congregational church was estab
lished at Princeton three months sub
sequent to the founding of the town.
An anniversary poem, written by
Miss Mary S. Huse, which is a gem of
literary merit and beauty, was then
At the tryst of the pine and the prairies,
By the river's flow.
Where monarchs grow.
Stood a shrine of the woodland fairies
Full long ago.
And here, neath the leaves a-tremble.
At the vesper-call
Of the flower-bells, all
The fairy-folk loved to assemble
In Nature hall
r^pfeo $7*iUl iustio their adoration'
What God hath wrought
In the sylphia thought.
How exaltedhow humble its station
We may venture naught.)
Here, too, came the brave and the maiden
Of dusky face
(As time grew apace),
With their rustical symbols laden
A pristine race.
(And again, of their rites mysterious.
Who shall say
That they failed to pray,
That their Manito, mighty, imperious.
Should requite them nay'J)
And, anon, came a people enlightened
To the erstwhile shrine
At the tryst of the pine.
And the trend of their way was brightened
By a ray dh ine
'Twas then, "neath the leaves a-quiver,
One Sabbath morn
In the days unshorn
Of the joys of which Youth is the giver.
Our church was born
Just tne handful, gathered together
In God's name
And their fame.
Despite Time's chilling winds and rude weather,
Knows ne'er blame.
For the altar their love hath erected
By ways untrod,
Was builded for God,
And the Father His own hath protected
In Calvary's Blood.
And today, of a century measure.
Half its years.
With their joys and tears.
Time's gift to the things that we treasure
Our altar endears.
No more comes the savage, begiided.
And the woodland fay
Hath hidden away.
But the shrine that on Jesus was builded
Endurethfor aye'
At the conclusion of the reading of
this poem the Rev. J. M. Hulbert, who
was pastor of the Congregational
church from Jan. 15, 1893, to July,
1894,. delivered a very forceful and
eloquent address, taking for his theme,
"A Half Century's Progress of Chris
tian Thought." A digest of the rev
erend gentleman's speech follows:
My dear friends: I count it no
small honor and feel it no little pleas
ure to be present and to take part in
the excercises of your fiftieth anniver
sary. I have taken for my theme "A
Half Century's Advance in Christian
Thought." I want to sum up briefly.
There has been a great change and
probably a real advance, in the
Christian conception of God. We
have taken more to heart the saying
of Christ, "He that hath seen me hath
seen the Father." We have studied
Christ in order to know our heavenly
Father. We have learned that first
and always "God is love." The older
conception of God, out of which grew
much of the sternness of our parents'
Christianity, we based upon the fund
damental thought, "God is justice."
These two thoughts of God are not
contradictory,yet it makes much
difference on which you lay the em
phasis. The old text emphasizes God's
majesty, righteousness, hatred of sin.
But it is more true"God is love."
But modern thinking has probably
made advance, or started a real ad
vance in changing the emphasis.
First and always He is every sinner's
heavenly Father. Nothing can annul
fatherhood. No casting off of a son
can prevent the father being still a
father. Every sinner is a child of
God, God loves him, yearns for him,
seeks him, is drawing him, is sur
rounding him with the influences that
will entice him back where he really
belongs in the Fathers home. The
Father says, "Come, all things are
now ready. The kingly father will
furnish the wedding garment to cover
nakedness and poverty." We can not
think God hates sin less, but we be
lieve he loves the sinner more.
Religion does not consist in believ
ing that Daniel was in the lion's den
but religion is living near to God
and being today a brave soul that
can Daniel-like withstand seductions
and threats of power and be a hero
whether in court or in a den of wild
Christ's advent into the world and
his taking on himself our common lot
is just what the God heart is always
doing. Every sin we commit(any
soul commits) is a thorn on the brow
of Christ, a spear thrust in his side.
This gives us the ground of our sal
vation, God's compassionate love.
Salvation is having the mind of
Christ, being moved by his unselfish
concern for others, assuming as our
very own the forgiving spirit that
iHumea the cross. Salvation is per
mitting the compassion of God to
have free access in us in behalf of all
who love us is for their good. Salva
tion is the process of being made over
into the style of Jesus Christ. It is
not a title clear to mansions in the
sky, but a divine fitness to make the
community where we live wholesome
with a heavenly compassion, interest,
I feel sure that our heavenly Father
looks with especial favor upon any
religion that takes on such breadth
and intensity as to break the bands of
provincialism and move out on a con
quest of love and brotherhood. The
blessed burden of a world's redemp
tion has been rolled over upon the
churcha burden that we shall lift
and grow mighty while carrying, or a
burden that shall crush us into
We can be religious and ignore this
responsibility. We can be religious
spending much time in prayer and de
votion, but our religion will not be
Christian. It will be only a purified
paganism. Christianity is Christ in
the heart reaching out further, further
and further, increasing in sympathy,
zeal, patience, hopefulness. Chris
tianity must arrive at its divinely
predestined objective or perish. It
comes to move and regenerate. Any
form or adaptation of Christianity
made void of this prime element is
cast aside in the ongoing purpose of
God. What makes a religion Chris
tian is the vitality and dynamic of its
sympathy and faith. A more mission
ary Christianity is as paradoxical as
a cold fire, or a truthful lie, or a glor
ious failure. The whole world saved
is Christian completion and objective.
At Sunday's serviceswhich were a
continuation of the jubilee exercises
the musical program was under the
able direction of Mrs. C. A. Caley.
In the morning a vocal solo, "One
Sweetly Solemn Thought," by Miss
Helen Patterson, and a violin solo by
Herbert Anderson were especially well
rendered. The theme selected by Rev.
J. R. Henderson for his sermon was
"The Church Triumphant" and the
words of his discourse were as fol
The text was the same as that used
at the organization of the church,
Exodus, 3.3: "And Moses said, I
will turn aside now, and see this great
sight, why the bush is not burnt."
God is performing the same re
demptive work today as in past ages.
The work is the same. The agents
for doing the work are changed from
time to time. The task Moses per
formed in leading the children of
Israel from Egyptian bondage is par
alleled in these later years by the
work the church is doing in leading
men out of moral and spiritual bond
age. Moses did not seek the burning
bush out of mere curiosity. He was
led on by some divine impulse. The
secret of success lay in the fact that
he was ready and willing to be lead.
For forty years Moses had been pre
paring for this moment. Now, when
the crucial moment comes, while he
doubts his own ability, he is willing
and eager to be used.
The divine fire still burns. It is
the church that now is being called.
God has long bee,n preparing her for
the present opportunity. The secret
of her success will lie in the fact that
she is willing to be used.
Let us not mistake our mission.
We are not appointed to fight the
Egyptians of darkness with the sword
but to lead the children of spiritual
bondage into the light. We are some
times asked why the church does not
do something practical and some
thing the world needs to have done?
This is a question that comes from
many quarters, but one which it is
not difficult to answer. The church
is not called to give excathedra an
nouncements in regard to the thou
sand problems that so disturb our
complex civilization. The church once
believed herself to be called to do this
very thing. She sent forth her de
crees from Rome and Constantinople
and emperors and kings obeyed her
mandates. But in these later days
we have received a more exalted vis
ion of our purpose and mission. The
church has a higher, a more holy bus
iness than that of making and un
making kings. The supreme work
that has been committed to us is that
of making the human heart right.
And this is to be our work as an indi
vidual church if we are long to remain
a potent factor in this community. It
is our business to bring all our per
suasive power to bear upon this one
object that we may bring the hearts
of men to a new birth. If we have
learned our lesson well we shall tes
tify to this great truth, "that there is
but one power unto salvation," and
that, while we exert all our influence
toward the right settlement of all
economic problems, our supreme mis
sion is to preach Jesus Christ. So
sure as we attempt to clear paths for
ourselves and refuse to follow in the
appointed way, so sure shall we face
We stand today, as it were, on the
border land, the fires of God glow
with a fervid light. Do we turn
aside to learn what this great thing is
that God is preparing for us? Are
our ears open to receive the command,
"Go, lead forth my people into the
land I have prepared for them?" If
our ears are deep to the divine com
mand, slowly, but surely, we will be
pushed back, for the only weapon the
church can successfully use is the
"Sword of the Spirit."
Fifty years ago our forebears es
tablished this church. They dedicated
their meeting house to the worship of
God. They associated themselves to
His service. How far have we pro
gressed towards the consummation of
their hopes that one day this church,
the outcome of their prayers and
labors, would be the dominant force
in this place? One's birthday should
be a time when the thoughts should be
cast inward: when a careful examina
tion of self should be made.
We claim immediate kinship and
direct and vital lineage with that
primitive fellowship of the little room
in Jerusalem. The result of their
meeting together was Pentecost. They
were stirred themselves, and because
they were stirred something took place
in Jerusalem and men began to make
inquiry. Shall our fellowship be less
potent than theirs? Around us, too,
are the hurrying things with absorp
tion and care written upon every face.
What message has our fellowship for
them? Because of our coming here
from week to week, what impress do
we make upon their lives? What in
fluence do we carry away? Unless we
can honestly say that by our services
some lives are compelled to halt and
ponder on their ways, the light of the
burning bush has not been our vision,
and our ears have been deaf to the
voice that speaks in this church's
Let us be optomistic, but let us also
make a searching examination of self.
The road lies plain before us. The
word of authority has been given us.
Why do not we then go into the midst
of this Egyptian darkness of sin and
lead forth those whom God would re
deem? If yours is a broad outlook
upon the field and its needs you will
find that men, alien to the church
have arrayed themselves in classes.
There are those who never think of us
at all. No light that comes from us
ever falls across their pathway. They
walk in highways remote by them
selves. The fabric of their lives is
spun complete without one thread of
ours entering into its warp and woof.
There are those who have that about
us, but we have made no appeal to
them. We are neither part nor parcel
of their lives and they are content to
simply let us alone. And there are
those who think of us with the deepest
passion of hostility. To them the
church of Christ is anathema. We
dwell in te midst of all these classes.
Why have we not reached them?
Ask any man who faces a congrega-

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