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S. B. SMITH IS DEAD
Grand Old Man Passed Away at Home of His Daughter in Bremerton, Washington, Aged 83. Mr. Smith Was Formerly a Contrib- utor to the Union and His Arti- cles Were Widely Read. News has reached us bhat our good old friend S. B. Smith died at Brem erton, Washington, on March 20,1907. About four months ago Mr. Smith was attacked with la grippe, but his last letter to the Union said that he was slowly recovering from the ail ment. Later, however, he sustained a relapse, which terminated fatally. On the 30th of next month Mr. Smith would have been 83 years of age. S. B. Smith was born in Bangor, Maine, came west in 1853 and located in Lake City, where he remained about twenty years, when he went to New Hampshire and there resided five yeai s. He returned to Minnesota in the fall of 1880 and settled on a farm in Stevens county near Morris, where he resided some seventeen years. In 1897 Mr. Smith came to Mille Lacs county and located in Milo, remaining there until April, 1906, when he and his wife moved to Bremerton, Wash mtgon. He was married in October, 1850, to Miss Mary Hidden of Nashua, New Hampshire, and nine children were born of the marriage, four of whom survive him, namely, Mrs. Lizzie Williams, Manette, Washing ton, Frank G. Smith of Foley: Mrs. Abbie Van Kleek of Milo, and S. J. Smith of Princeton. His wife also survives him. The interment took place at Bremer ton on Friday, March 22. S. B. Smith was an honorable man he was a truthful man. He was a man for whom the world is better that he lived. Kind hearted, and endowed with a true Christian spirit, our old friend set a splendid example for younger generations to follow. Mr. Smith had not accumulated any large portion of this world's goods, neither did he seek to obtain it. His ambition was to live the simple lifeto serve God and do to men as they would be done by. Mr Smith was for many years a correspondent of the Union and previous to his leaving for Washing ton wrote under the pseudonym of "Hopeful Harry." His articles were at all times interesting and logical. He made it a point to seek out facts and possessed the faculty of placing these facts lucidly before his read eis There was no guesswork about Mr. Smith's writingsno conjecture. His articles were widely readespeci ally by the farming communityand received much favorable comment from the country press 'Tis beyond the efforts of the pen to do full justice to the memory of this grand old man County Superintendents' Expenses. A bill has passed both houses of the legislature, and is now in effect, which requires boards of county commis sioners to allow the actual and neces sary expenses of county superinten dents of schools. The bill is as fol lows Section 1. The county board of each county of the state of Minnesota shall audit and if found correct allow duly itemized and verified claims of the county superintendent of schools for actual and necessary traveling ex penses, incurred and paid by him or his assistant in the conduct of his official duties as county superinten dent of schools. Section 2 All acts or^parts of acts, general or special, inconsistent with the foregoing are hereby repealed. Section 3 This act shall be in force and take effect from and after its passage. The Packer 's Weekly Potato Story. Chicago There is no special fea ture of importance in the potato mar ket this week and receipts have been about an average, with a good de mand in this market and from outside points Reports here indicate that Ohios are scaice and ruling prices at loading stations range about from 70 cents to 75 cents. There seem to be plenty of Triumphs to go round, as was re ported to The Packer early in the season. It seems that the later arrivals on the Pacific coast have been making much trouble and some firms are said to be heavy losers on stock that has been shipped and which has just been arriving the last few days. California buyers appear to have been prety well filled up and the markets are reported dull and lower. There is some guessing about what potato prices will do from this time on, and while it is still impossible to fore cast the oultook with any certainty, the local trade hardly thinks there will be any material change in prices for some time to come. The latter part of the week there was possibly a little easier undertone in the market, but receipts were not heavy and there was no shading prices to make sales if the stock was of good quality. The out of-town demand has not been so ac tive the last few days, but the carlot dealers say that these periods when everybody seems to stop buying tem porarily must come now and then, and usually after they have spent their force, trading picks up and moves with a rush afterwards. Albert Miller & Co., who keep closely in touch with the potato deal all over the country, say that it is their information that southern new potatoes will be about a month early this year. THE SAPPHO QUARTET. Famed Vocal Organization Gives Concert at Methodist Church. On Friday evening the Sappho La dies' quartet of Minneapolis appeared at the Methodist church under the auspices of the Epworth league. This quartet, composed of Miss Estelle Solon, first soprano Miss Helene Paulson, second soprano Miss Lucy Scheibe, first alto and Mrs. Ida May Paulson, second alto, is one of the best vocal organizations that has ever visited Princeton. The program con sisted of about a dozen numbers, con sisting of solos, duets and quartets, and each was most admirably ren dered. The ladies have exceptionally fine, well-trained voices, and their ap pearance here was a rare treat for the people of Princeton, who showed their appreciation by attending the concert in large number. EASTER SUNDAY MENU. Riverside Hotel Will Serve Special Din ner Upon That Day. J. F. Sullivan, proprietor of the Riverside hotel, will serve a special dinner on Easter Sunday from 12.30 to 2:30 and the charge will be fifty cents per plate. The menu, described hereunder, should be sufficienlty in teresting to attract the attention of the veriest epicure: Claret Wine Consomme of Fowl Queen Olives Sweft Pickles Baked White Fish, Hollandaise Sauce Saratoga Chips Sliced Cucumbers Escalloped Radishes 1907 Lamb, Mint Sauce Roast Prime of Beef au Jus Young Turkey, Cranberry Sauce Boiled and Mashed Potatoes Veal Sweet-bread, Mushroom Sauce Broiled Reed Birds on Toast Charlotte of Fruit Whipped Cream Baked Sweet Potatoes Asparagus in Cream Apple and Lemon Pie Waldorf Salad Strawberry Shortcake Whipped Cream Vanilla Ice Cream Assorted Cake Fruit Tea Coffee Milk American Cheese County Option Bill Killed in House. On motion of Representative Rachie to call the county option bill from the temperance committee yesterday, there were 55 affirmative and 60 negative votes. This means that the bill is dead beyond the hope of resurrection for this session, as the senate had previously voted to indefinitely post pone a similar bill. Representatives Davis and Horton of this district voted with the minority, while Repre sentative White voted with the ma jority. Messrs. Davis and Horton were pledged to vote for a county option measure, and they kept faith with their constituents. We believe Mr. White was unpledged. The senti ment of the district as a whole out side the villages is, we believe, in favor of county option. Birthday Bali. Miss Mildred Rutherford entertained about thirty of her schoolmates ajt a dancing party in the Maccabee hall on Saturday afternoon. The ball was given in honor of Miss Mildred's eleventh birthday anniversary, and it was both refreshing and rejuvenating to note how thorouhgly the little peo ple enjoyed themselveshow delighted they were and how gracefully they moved over the floor. Miss Mildred Rutherford gave a recitation and Miss Louise Lenertz danced a jig, both of which were remarkably well rendered. Mrs. M. S. Rutherford served cake and ice cream and Miss Effie Ross presided at the piano. Does Not Like California. Will Mirick writes from Oakland, California, to the effect that he finds it impossible to become accustomed to the rainstorms in that country. It is rain, rain, all the time. Will says that wages are good in California, but at the same time all the necessa ries of life are very high. In con cluding his letter he adds: "Now, don't forget to send me the Union. I would not be without it even if I had to pay a dollar a month."' R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, M1LLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1907. EVENING SERVICE Anthem They Have Taken Away My Lord stainer Choir Offertory Herbert Anderson Anthem 'Sun of My Soul, Ar by Shattuck Adapted to the famous Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana Apollo Quartet Sermon by the Rev. C. M. Heard, D. D., subject: "The Real Meaning of the Empty SepulchreWhat should be our attitude of thought and life toward the Pact and, Person of the Christ." Good Friday Good Friday will be observed at the Methodist church by an afternoon service at 4 o'clock. The subject for that afternoon is one of tremendous power and pathos, "The Crucifixion." The evening subject is "The Seven Words on the Cross." At this service the Apollo Male quartet will sing a selection entitled "O Wondrous Cross." The service will close with the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. A hearty invitation is given to people of whatever faith and to theicitizens of Princeton generally. Congregational Church. Easter Sunday will be observed at the Congregational church by the ren dition of a specially prepared and very appropriate program. Two ser vices will be held during the day, morning and evening,but the former will be devoted especially to the com memoration of Christ's resurrection. The morning service will consist of vocal and instrumental music, devo tional exercises and a sermon by Rev. Swertfager. In the evening the cus tomary line of worship will be followed. The Congregational church will be decorated with Easter lilies and other flowers appropriate to the EASTER SUNDAY EXERCISES Services in Methodist and Congregational Churches on Sunday Will Partake Largely of the Nature of Sacred Concert. Special Musical Numbers Will Be Rendered in Cath- An elaborate and highly attractive program has been arranged for Easter Sunday's observances at the Meth odist Episcopal church. The services will partake largely of tBe nature of a sacred concert, services of praise ap propriate to the day which is sought to be, commemoratedthe resurrection from the dead of Jesus, the Savior. At the morning service no sermon will be preached. There will, how ever, be a short address by the pastor. Rev. J. W. Heard, and Rev. C. M. Heard, D. D., of Minneapolis will offer prayer. In the evening Dr. Heard will de liver a sermon and will take for his subject "The real meaning of the empty sepulchre." Dr. Heard is learned and versatile. He possesses a clear, practical knowledge of re ligion and is broad in the comprehen sion of his theme. He is an interest ing and instructive speaker and his whole soul is in the good work in which he is engaged. The program for morning and even ing services at the Methodist church is printed hereunder: Prelude Mrs Farnham Opening Hymn Congregation Apostles'Creed. Congregation Prayer. Rev Heard Anthem As It Began to Dawn" Chas Vincent Miss Ouida Brown and Choir Scripture Beading. Offertory Mrs Farnham Announcements and Collection Recitation "If 1 Were a Big Church Bell" Craig Bishop Song "Wake tTp Boys and Girls,'* Primary Class Dialogue "Easter Hours, Eilene Walker, Millie Pringle, Irene Jaax, Ruth Briggs Solo "The Shepherd King," Verne Fremont Woodcock Recitation "A Silent Message" Jessie Wylie Anthem "Hosanna,' Jules Granier Charles Kopp and Choir Recitation Grandpa Flower, Gertrude HI shop Solo "Come See the Place Where Jesus av, Bartlett Mrs Perkins Dialogue Sweet Violets Chat he Wetter Christian Fryhhng, Hjoerdis Scheen, Lila Bulhs, Annie Sjoblom Erwm Henschel, Lillian Wetter Song Mrs Moore Class Recitation Glad Awakening,' Ion Burbank Anthem,' Songs of Victory, Herbert Lace Fremont Woodcock Marguerite Byers Mrs E Anderson, Choir Five Minute Address Pastor Closing Hymn Benediction Sunday School session at 12 clock Decision Day Exercises olic Church and Other Churches Will Appropriately Observe Day. occasion. The program for the morn ing exeicises follows: Prelude "Triumphant Morn Easter March r Lerman Mesdames Avery and Luaden Doxology Congregation Invocation .Rev Swertfager Gloria Patria Congregation Responsive Reaaing Pastor Easter Hymn Congregation Prayer Rev Swertfager Anthem "Christ The Lord Is Risen Today," Choir Scripture Reading Rev Swertfager Vocal Solo .Morning Star," Henry Avery Notices Offertory S Hymn Sermon Anthem Pastor (Violin and flute duet) Petterson and Anderson Congregation Rev Swertfager fle Is Risen," Simper Congregation Accompanist Mrs Soule Pianist Mrs Avery Organist Mrs Ludden Easter Sunday at St Edward's The customary low mass will be ob served at St. Edward's Catholic church at 8 o'clock on the morning of Easter Sunday and high mass at 10:30. For the latter service a special musical program has been prepared which will be presented by some of Princeton's best talent. The church will be prettily decorated for this oc casion by the ladies of the congrega tion and Rev. Father Levings will perform the sacred rites of the church. I Other Churches ,The German Lutheran, Swedish Lutheran and churches of all other i^isiou^ewominatioDS in Princeton and the. surrounding country will hold services in commemoration of the resurrection of Christ on Sunday next. The Snubbing of Governor Johnson. Governor Johnson, it appears, has been violently snubbed by the presi dent. It is said that all Washington is laughing at him, though probably that is an exaggeration. Washintgon need not go so far away from home for subjects of mirth. The president is in the habit of turn ing on his most tireless flatterers with merciless snubs, when he suspects that they fawn on him more for their own glory than for his. In this case, whatever his motive, he has done a distinct public service by reminding governors of states of their own dig nity and self-respect. The chief ex ecutive of a sovereign state is not the head of a national department, to be summoned to Washington for instruc tions or to offer to wait on the presi dent to learn what he wants the state legislature to do. It is enough to have reduced the members of the cabinet, intended by the constitution to possess some inde pendent initiative, to mere executive clerks. Let us have no pressing of a button on governors of states. Above all, let them not solicit that degrada tion. It is not so long since the gov ernor of a remote and little considered western state told Grover Cleveland to mind his own business. We have been drifting too far the other way. There has been too much talk of calling governors to Washintgon and their running there without invitation to see what the president wants them to do. The motive of it was generally day. It is expected that Judge M. excellent, but an example is set for doing it for less worthy motives. It should be possible to prevent conflict among national and states laws with out the subordination of provincial governors to an emperor. Some little friction can be borne to save the bal ance of our federal institutions. There will be no conference of gov ernors in Washington, to learn what state railroad legislation the presi dent wants and convey his instruc tions to the state legislatures^ Gov ernor Johnson's servile conception of his relation to the president is too strong even for Theodore Roosevelt. Minneapolis Tribune. It. S. Brings Makes Trip North. L. S. Briggs arrived home on Sat urday from a trip through the Inter national Falls country. Mr. Briggs says that he thinks International Falls will within the next five or six years be a good town, but at the present time it is composed largely of sa loons, there being ten in operation to a population of between four and five hundred people. A large dam*is be ing constructed there and when com pleted pulp and other mills will be built and operated. "The country on the American side looks anything but encouraging for farmers," says Mr. Briggs, "but along the Rainy river on the Canadian side there seems to be some fairly good land. The wind blows all the time in that country and the atmosphere is decidedly chilly. Lots in International' Falls are held at a very high figure." Mr. Briggs is satisfied that Mille Lacs county is far superior for all purposes to any place he saw in his travels. Dr. Neumann accompanied Mr. Briggs back, having joined him at Big Falls, where he had been called to inspect a number of horses for a lumber com pany. BLANCHETT HOTEL BURNS. Zimmerman Experiences Another De structive Fire of Unknown Origin. Zimmerman was again unfortunate on Fridav morning of last week in sustaining the loss by fire of the only hotel in townthe Blanchett house. The building was completely consumed and but very little of its contents were saved. The occupants, however, man aged to reach the street, but the fire spread so rapidly that it was with much difficulty they escaped from the building. The citizens fought the fire with much determination and suc ceeded in saving the barn and other outbuildings, but their efforts to ex tinguish the fire in the hotel were unavailing. The fire originated in the basement, but from what cause is unknown. M. C. Blanchett of Elk River owned the building and Ed. Foley, who oper ated the hotel and bar room, owned the furniture, fixtures and other con tents. The loss on both building and contents was partially covered by in surance. N. WRECK AT CARLTON. Engineer Qnlnlan and Fireman Mesekaner, Both of Paul, Were Killed. The Northern Pacific passenger train which left Duluth for St. Paul at 11 p. m. Tuesday was wrecked at Carlton early Wednesday morning. The engine, mail and combination cars were derailed, ,and the engineer and fireman, Thomas M. Quinlan and Willifftn Mesekaner of St. Paul were killed. One passenger was slightly injured. The cause "of the wreck was said to be a washout caused by the stoppage of a drain pipe. W H. Honlton Returns From South. W. H. Houlton arrived home Mon day afternoon from the south, mak ing the journey from New Orleans in two days,. In Louisiana everything was green and lovely, the fruit trees being beyond the blossoming stage while in Tennessee the peaches were just in bloom. Business conditions in the south he found in a flourishing condition, and Houlton Bros, are en joying their share of thef prevailing prosperity. The 450,000,000 feet of pine stump"age which they bought, about 25 miles from New Orleans, has more than doubled in value.Elk River Star-News. W. A. Carlton Promoted. Lieutenant William A. Carlton of the Thirtieth United States infantry, whose regiment is stationed at Fort Crook, Neb., has been promoted to the rank of adjutant. Adjutant Carl ton is a son of Mrs. I. M. Carlton of Princeton and brother-in-law of John F. Petterson, cashier of the First Na tional bank. He was captain in the famous Thirteenth Minnesota volun teers during our war with Spain and saw much active service in the Philip pines. Adjutant Carlton's many friends will be pleased to learn of his deserved promotion. District Court Convenes Monday. District court convenes nextMon- Taylor will preside. It will be Judge Taylor's maiden term in Mille Lacs county although he is no stranger to many of our people for he has prac ticed in the district court here for years. Judge Taylor was elected without opposition last fall to succeed Judge Searle. Pnblic Scales. Louis Rust: I hope the village coun cil will act on the Union's sugges tion and put in public scales. It will be a good thing for the village people as well as we farmers. Speaking for myself and several of my neighbors I can say we realize that the Union is friendly to our interests and that it cannot be controlled by any clique or faction. L.ots of Them. gov- "There are lots of men able to ern women." "Yes, and they're all bachelors." Houston Post. YOLUME XXXI. NO. CHURCH CONFERENCE Rev. E. C. Clematis, D. D., on Satur- day Presided Over Quarterly Meeting of flethodlsts. Learned Divine Preached to Large Con* gregations in Princeton and Qreenbush on Sunday. The second quarterly conference of the Methodist Episcopal church was held on Saturday evening by Rev. E. C. Clemans, D. D., presiding elder of the Duluth diocese. The conference was an enthusiastic one, all present manifesting much interest in the wel fare of the church. On Sunday morning Dr. Clemans delivered a sermon in the Methodist church which was a masterpiece of strength, eloquence and impressive nes. The doctor possesses the talent of holding the rapt attention of a con gregation throughout his sermons, and these sermons at all times bristle with logical truths. Much can be learned from Presiding Elder Clem ans' discourses. A large congregation was in attend ance to greet Dr. Clemans, and at the conclusion of the services the sum of $133 was contributed to the church for benevolent purposes. The Apollo Male quartet, Mrs. Per kins and the church choir rendered ex cellent selections during the service. Mrs. Perkins is an especially fine so loist, her voice being rich in tone and possessing a particularly wide range. On Sunday afternoon Rev. Clemans preached an inspiring sermon to the Methodist congregation in Greenbush and made a marked impression. The congregation donated the sum of $27 for purposes of charity. As at the morning service in Princeton, music was furnished by the Apollo Male quartet, Mrs. Perkins and the church choir. Dr. Clemans 'was highly pleased with the standing of both churches and complimented the congregations for the interest manifested by them. It is always a pleasure to have with, us that eminent ecclesiastic, Dr. E. C. Clemans. Tfcat Wind Party. Many were those who blew into the Odd Fellows'hall on Thursday even ing to attend the wind party given by the Rebekahs. Among the features of the entertainment were flower and shadowgraph guessing contests, an awkward backward squad drill and a snow storm. Mrs. Eaton won the first prize and Mrs. Fredricks the second in the flower contest an'd Miss Agnes Peterson and Mrs. Reidie carried off the awards in the shadowgraph guess. Refreshments were served by the Re bekah ladies, and as all the guests filed out of the hall at midnight the piano gave forth that appropriate melody, "Blow, ye gentle breezes, blow." Let those laugh who willa wind party furnishes delightful enter tainment just the same. Bishop D. Morrison. On Monday evening Rev. J. D. ,Mor rison, D. D., of Duluth, bishop of this Episcopalian diocese, delivered a sermon in the Congregational church to an appreciative audience. The bishop's discourse was rendered in a clear, distinct voice, and those who listened to him could not do other than benefit by his words of wisdoTn and advice. Bishop Morrison is a plain, everyday man whose lifework is being devoted to the betterment of human conditions both spiritual and temporal. He is sociable, kind, and generous to a fault. Social at W. FerrelTs. The ten cent social at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ferrell last Saturday evening was a very pleasant affair. The spacious parlors were crowded all evening there was vocal and instrumental music and games, and light refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell proved royal entertainers and made everybody feel at home. Consequences Immaterial. A woman is so proud to have her husband in public life that she is will ing to have him called a scoundrel for it.New York Press. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Halver Aleckson of Glendorado, who on Monday last sustained a lacera tion of the hand from contact with a circular saw, is at the hospital. Mrs. Caleb Crooks of Park Rapids underwent a surgical operation by Dr. Cooney this morning. Miss Mabel Finch of Elk River, who was subjected to an operation for ap pendicitis on Sunday, is convales cent.