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JAS. LOCHREN DEAD One of Mille Lacs County's Old Set- tlers Passes Away at His Home in Foreston. Was a Half Brother of Judge Loch- ren of St. Paul and a Man Very Well Known. James Callahanor Lochren. as he preferred to be calleddied at For eston on Monday morning, April 15, at 9 o'clock from heart failure. The funeral services were held in the For eston Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon and the remains were taken to Milaca for interment. James Lochren was born in Vermont in 1850, and came to Minnesota when 14 or 15 years of age. For a short time he resided in Minneapolis and in 1868 located on section 6, Isanti county, where he purchased a claim from James McNee. He later, in 1882, disposed of his claim and went to Foreston, where he took up other land and at which place he made his home till the time of his death. Judge Lochren of St. Paul is a half brother of the deceased, and the only other known relative he has living is a sister who resides in Vermont. Mr. Lochren was well known to many of the old-timers now living in Princeton. He resided on and off for short periods in this village during his career and was well liked by all who knew him. Abe Orr and James Lochren were particularly fast friends. They met for the first time in Minne apolis when the latter was but 17 years of age and a friendship then sprung up between them which proved to be lifelong. In later years they worked together in the woods and upon the drives of Rum river, and Mr. Orr says that no truer friend or more honest man ever lived than James Lochren. When told of Mr. Lochren's death by the Union man it was with difficuly that Mr. Orr sup pressed a tear. James Lochren had always been a hard-working man,7and by his in dustry had succeeded in obtaining considerable landed property in Mille Lacs county and had acquired a tim ber claim in the west. He was an up right, generous mana man with whom the world could scarcely find a fault. Soo Extension In Stearns. Foley Brothers, the railroad con tractors, who are to build the Soo ex tension through Stearns county and up north to Barnum, have many sub contractors in the field already. Sev eral hundred laborers have been shipped to New Munich and Albany, where subcontractors have established camps for heavy operations. The Soo will follow the line origin ally determined upon. The extension will leave the main line at Rrooten, passing through Lake George and thence to New Munich. From New Munich the line will pass north of Al bany about a mile, which is a disap pointment to that town. The village of Holdingford, another inland Stearns county town, is touched and the people are delighted. From there the line will continue straight north east, passing over the Mississippi at what is known as Pike rapids, the point originally selected for the cross ing. Hundreds of cars of material have been unloaded at Albany, Freeport and other adjacent railroad points. Three hundred Italian laborers are expected to be distributed among the different camps in a few days. Magnus Goes Bear Hunting. During his recent sojourn in the west Magnus Sjoblom was invited by a friend to go with him on a bear hunt in the foothills. "That is just the sort of a hunt I like," replied Magnus. "In our country we kill grizzlies of proportions that would surprise some of you western tender feet. I remember that a year ago to day I shot a five-hundred pound bear outside of the Caley hardware store in our town and the laprobe you saw at the hotel was made from its hide." "You are just the sort of chap I'm looking for," remarked his friend, and together they started for the foot hills. Arriving there the dogs were not long in scenting gs me, and the two hunters were led to the mouth of an immense cavern. "Now, Magnus," said his companion, "how do you usually proceed in a case of this sort 9 "Well, lephed he, it is our usual custom, where the den is as large as this, to draw our revolvers and enter." All right, then go ahead and I'll follow," was the answer. Magnus walked as far as possible into the den on the mountain side and then commenced to crawl along upon his hands and knees. He had not proceeded many paces when he heard growls and saw about six teen glaring eyes looking at him from the inner recesses of the cave. He fired at those shining lights and be fore the report of the revolver had died away seven or eight grizzlies were hard upon him. His friend, who had feared something of this sort, had followed closely upon the heels of Magnus, and behind him were the bear dogs. Jerking Magnus from the bears, he let the dogs in and managed to pull the venturesome Princetonian from the cave. Aside from a few slight scratches Mr. Sjoblom was un injured, "It seems to me," said Magnus, upon regaining his breath, that the grizzlies you have in this country are not of exactly the same breed as those which I have ofttimes killed on the streets of Princeton and in the country surrounding." At about that moment the dogs drove four or five bears from the den and Magnus made for the nearest tree while his companion shot down the animals with his rifle. Magnus will 'tell you that never, even in the wilds of Norway, did he run across such bears. VILLAGE COUNCIL. Special Meeting Held to Dispose of Sprinkling: Question, Etc. A Special meeting of the village council was held on Monday evening and the matter of sprinkling the streets taken up. After a considera tion of the question a motion was made that whosoever sprinkles the village streets shall nay to said vil lage the sum of one hundred dollars for the water consumed in sprinkling such streets, the sprinkling season to continue for a period of six months. Ben Soule sprinkled the streets last summer and expects to do so this. Ben is a good man for the work. Ordinance No. 79 was read and passed by the council. This ordi nance relates to the use of village hydrants and imposes a penaltty for opening or interfering with such hy drants unless directed to so do by the village electrician. The ordinance is published in full elsewhere in this issue, Senator Swanson Voted Right. Another credit mark in favor of Senator C. J. Swanson was scored when he voted against the twin city scheme to filch a million dollars from the tax-payers of the state for club houses, grand stands, etc., on the state fair grounds. As Mr. Swanson is a manufacturer of building ma terial, and an extensive building con tractor, and could undoubtedly have "feathered his own nest" to a con siderable extent by voting the other way it can readily be seen that the people's interests and not his own, influenced him in this as in other pub lic matters. Had he allowed his own personal interests to dictate his course the scheme would undoubtedly have carried in the senate, as we believe it was defeated by only one votethat of Senator Swanson, who preferred the people's welfare to his own.Anoka Free Press. Magnus Sjoblom Returns. Magnus Sjoblom returned on Sat urday from an extended trip through the mining regions of Idaho, Montana and Washington. He says that activ ity prevails in all three states, but that Idaho surpasses the others in the line of ore production. Magnus did not take kindly to Washingtonthere are too many wild-cat operators there. The Couer'd Alene district in Idaho appealed particularly to his fancy and he made careful investigation of the ore output. Incidentally he pur chased a block of stock in a silver mine located at that place which promises to ultimately produce "un- told" wealth. Mr. Sjoblom is a shrewd business man and never in vests in a project of this sort without a thorough investigation. Mr. Steeves Improving Aaron Steeves, we are pleased to state, is improving in health. Mr. Steeves' sole ambition is to again visit Princeton and shake hands with friends, and he believes that within a very short time he will be able to ac complish this. Mr. Steeves has now passed his ninetieth birthday. He is one of the brightest and kindliest old gentlemen in this part of the country and his friends are all anxious that he be restored to health. Will Probably Erect Church. Rev. Father Levings of Princeton is negotiating for the purchase of a certain tract adjoining his holdings here with a view to the erection of a Catholic church on the same. Rev. Levings informed the writer that the idea of erecting a church at Mille Lacs lake has been under advisement for some time past and that Cove is one of the points that is being favor ably considered.Mille Lacs Pioneer. i L\&^f:^jMi,k r^iJ^sMk^ta^MlM^dM^^M The Daibo Warehouse and Over Nine Thousand Bushels of Potatoes Are Totally Destroyed. Residence of Frank Behnke in North Princeton and His Furniture Reduced to Ashes. A fire started in the Dalbo ware house, located south of the railway station, on Monday evening shortly after 9 o'clock and resulted in the total destruction of the building and over 9,000 bushels of potatoes which were stored therein. The greater por tion of the potatoes was owned by E. M. Chapman & Co., but a quantity was stored in the building by farmers. At the time the fire was discovered the wind was blowing half a gale from the northwest and when the fire de partment arrived upon the scene the building was more than half con sumed. The warehouse was owned by Louis Larson and was valued in $2,200. [t carried an insurance of $1,500. The stock of potatoes was partially in sured, but the Champion scales used in the building, valued at' $175, carried no insurance. Various opinions are held as to the. origin of the fire. Some think a spark from a locomotive started the blaze, while others believe that tramps are to blame. Mr. Chapman, how ever, believes that the fire started either from the stove or the chimney, as a fire was still burning in the stove when the employes left the warehouse at 6 o'clock. The JBehnke Fire. Frank Behnke's residence, situated on the north side, with its contents, was totally destroyed by fire at about 9 o'clock on Saturday night. Mr. Behnke was at the time in Princeton and Mrs. Behnke and the children had retired to bed. The fire was dis covered by Otto Steinbach, who no ticed flames issuing from the roof of the building. He immediately awoke the occupants, who barely escaped with their lives. So fast did the flames spread that it was found im possible to save, anything. The fire department, which started for the scene, found upon nearing the house, which was situated outside the village limits, that it would be useless to at tempt to extinguish it, and returned to Princeton. The fire is supposed to have originated from a stovepipe. The house was valued in $1,000 and the furniture in $500. An insurance of $450 was carried on the building and $350 on its contents. Mr. Behnke expects to rebuild. Judge Van Alsteln Laid to Rest. Despite the inclement weather which prevailed on Thursday a large num ber of people from Princeton and vi cinity were in attendance at the fun eral of Judge B. M. Van Alstein. Rev. Swertfager of the Congrega tional church delivered a touching eulogy at the family residence and the Congregational quartet rendered ap propriate selections. The services at the grave were conducted by D. W. Spaulding and Guy Ewing in accord ance with the ritual of the Independ ent Order of Odd Fellows, of which Judge Van Alstein was a member. Many floral wreaths were placed upon the casket by friends of the good and honored citizen who had passed away. The pallbearers were: E. E. Whitney, K. H. Burrell, R. D. Byers, Guy Ewing, L. S. Briggs and G. A. Eaton. Masons Go to Elk River. Upon invitation of Elk River Ma sonic lodge the following Masons from Princeton participated in the degree work and attended a banquet at the former place on Saturday night and returned on Sunday: Robert O'Brien, Dr. Armitage, Chas. A. Dickey, Frank Peterson, Albertus Hanson and B. D. Grant. Harry- Eng- lish and W. R. Hurtt were present from Zimmerman and a number from Anoka. All speak in high terms of the manner in which they were enter tained by the Elk River lodge. Project Abandoned. Mr. Caley tells us that the hotel proposition has fallen through in consequence of a failure of agreement with parties who had promised to lease the building should it be erected. This is to be regretted, as Princeton is badly in need of a first-class hotel capable of accommodating the travel ing public. 'Tis true that Henry New bert conducts a good hostelry, but it is too small for a village of this size. Tough on Prevaricators. One of the worst things about mod ern inventions is when a man stays down at his office to work late at night his wife can telephone and find he didn't.New York Press. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1907. TWOBUILDINGSBURNF.W.GERTMARRIED Miss Annie Rosin Becomes Bride of a Well Known Young Farmer of Princeton Township. Ceremony Performed by Rev. Stamm at Residence of Bride's Parents Yesterday Afternoon. Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock Frederick William Gerth, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Gerth of Germany, was united in marriage to Miss Annie Rosin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo dore Rosin, at the home of the bride's parents, four miles north of Prince ton. Rev. Stamm of Princeton was the officiating minister and the attend ance at the wedding was a large one. Wesley Gerth attended the groom and Miss Ida May Schmidt the bride. The wedding march from Lohengrin was played upon the organ as the bride and groom entered the parlors of the Rosin residence and the cermony was performed beneath a canopy of flowers and evergreens. The bride was at tired in white silk and carried a nose gay of roses and carnations. Follow ing the ceremony congratulations were extended and many gifts were re ceived by the young people. At 5 o'clock a wedding supper was par taken of in the elaborately decorated dining room and those who partici pated numbered about seventy-five. Mr. and Mrs. Gerth will reside upon a farm in Germany which has for some time been owned by the groom. It la Judge Brings. Ihe appointment of L. S. Briggs as judge of probate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge B. M. Van Alstein gives general satisfac tion. Governor Johnson could not have selected a man better qualified to discharge the duties of that important office. Mr. Briggs served a term in the probate office before he was elected clerk of court. He is thoroughly con versant with the affairs of the office and the people have confidence in him. B^ad it been necessary Mr. Briggs cpuld have secured a petition signed h% n, large majority of the voters and Ufe-payers of the county. L. S. Briggs will prove a worthy successor to Mr. Van Alstein. High School Program. TJ^e following program will be ren dered by the high school pupils in the assembly room of the institution to morrow (Friday) evening, commenc ing at 8 o'clock: Overture "The Sunflowers Vocal solo Reading Selection Reading Vocal solo Flag drill Orchestra Ten Little Girls remont "Woodcock Gladys Neumann Ladies Quartet Ida Schmidt Miss Blown 'Star Spangled Banner' Sixteen Girls Reading Mary Newbert Violin solo Herbert Anderson Negro Lullaby Ten Little Girls Piano duet Lola Scheen and Aimee Woodcock Reading Lisle Jesmer Selection Male Quartet Selection Orchestra Fred Trickey Meets Tragic End. Fred Trickey was killed at Lake George, about twelve miles from Park Rapids, on Saturday. Mr. Trickey was engaged, with another man, in curbing a well and his companion was working directly opposite him. It ap pears that the hammer held by this companion flew from its handle and struck Mr. Trickey on the head, kill ing him instantly. He was about 25 years of age and leaves a widow. H. R. Mallette of Milaca is an uncle of Mr. Trickey. The deceased was formerly a resident of Foreston and at one time lived in Princeton. Nature's Best Remedy. More and more are the best physi cians of today recognizing the vast superiority of fresh, pure air over all manner of drugs and more and more are they prescribing "Get into the open air" instead of the cabalistic signs that mean all kinds of com pounds. This is especially true of consumption, the deadly "white plague" of the cities, but it is also true as to many other ailments. And it is really surprising how effective this simplest and least costly of all remedies is. The best of all of the spring tonics has only one ingredientfresh air and the same is true of the most effective remedy known for summer ailments and fall complaints. It is of course acknowledged that fresh air will not cure all diseases, but it is cer tain that is free application "ad lib- itum," as the old doctors would write it, will prevent many of them and this means that there will be no disease to be cured. Genuine spring fever, not the false kind that is only a polite name for sheer laziness, is nothing more than \t the desire inherited from a more or less remote ancestor, whose life was spent on a farm or in the woods to get out into the open and breathe God's pure free air and draw renewed strength and vitality from kindly old Mother Earth. This desire is felt more often by one who has spent all of his life in the city and is nature's way of telling one what is best for both body and mind. All of the opiates and sedatives in the pharmacopoeia do not possess one per cent of the virtue of the open air and the same is true as to stimu lants and nerve remedies as well. The best doctors agree also that the main cause of the great increase in the number of cases of pneumonia is the habit of people of living almost constantly in superheated houses and offices and giving the lungs almost no chance to expand and meet properly atmospheric changes. Nature offers her best remedy with out money and without price and it is to tne credit of most of the best physi cians of today that they are advising those who seek their counsel to take the safest and surest of all curative agenciespure, fresh air. Duluth Herald. MRS. JOHNSTON DEAD. Funeral Services Will be Held at the Fam ily Residence Next Sunday. Mrs. Carl Johnston died at her home, four miles north of this village, on Monday last, aged 58 years. Her death was the result of stomach trouble from which she had suffered for several months. The funeral ser vices will be conducted at the family home on Sunday at 2:30 in the after noon by Rev. J. W. Heard of the Princeton Methodist church and the interment will take place in Oak Knoll cemetery. A husband and five children survive Mrs. Johnston, two of whom, Alfred and Elliott, reside in Cripple Creek and San Francisco respectively. These two have been notified by tele graph of their mother^ death and are now on their way to Princeton. Help WantedMale. Would you join Christopher Colum bus in discovering America if you knew what you know today? Do you want to help discover "Wealth" at International Falls, Minnesota? This town, towards which two rail roads are racing to get in before July 4th this year, is going to be a wonder. It is truly the "City of Destiny." A horse power of 30,000 8,000,000 cords of pulp wood material immediately avialiable five thousand million feet of pine and spruce over one hundred million bushels of wheat to grind four million dollars being invested in dam and mills. This town of 800 people will soon need 12,000 men to carry on its industries. Will you be one of the first? Lots only three blocks from business center can now be bought for $200.00820.00 down, $46.00August 1st, balance one and two years. Write at once for books and maps to Edmund G. Walton, Townsite Agent, Room No. 5, 114 So. 4t St., Minneapolis, Minnesota. When writ ing mention this paper. The Dlmltr B#U. On Friday evening the annual dim ity ball of the Pythian Sisters was given in the Maccabee hall and about sixty couple participated. The hall was superbly decorated for the occa sion and the latest dance music was furnished by Anderson's orchestra. At 11 o'clock supper was served and immediately thereafter dancing was resumed and kept up until the small hours of the morning. The Pythian Sisters dance was an event highly en joyed by all who participated. The members of the order had for weeks been making preparations for the event and those who attended can tes tify to the success of the undertak ing. There is one thing certain: The Pythian Sisters know how to get up a dance. Birthday Party. A birthday party was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Nate Orton in Greenbush on Friday in honor of Miss Belle Orton. Miss Orton was presented with a silver jewel case. Those in attendance from Princeton were Misses Zelma Hatcher, Stella Prescott, Clara Moore, Roy McFar land and Adna Orton. A. Pleasurable Diversion. The village marshal says that keep ing the crosswalks clean is a pleasur able diversion. He would much rather do this than parade around town. Syd Cravens is a veritable steamshovel anyway, and is never contented unless engaged in strenuous labor. Hig Only Reward. Frequently the only reward father gets for trying to "control" the chil dren when he is at home is a reputa tion for being cranky.Atchison Globe. VOLUME XXXI. NO. 17 FOOTPADSATWORK? Ed Olson Asserts That Sandbaggers Batted Him on the Head and Then Robbed Him. Detectives Cravens and Shockley Fail to Discover Whereabouts of the Villainous Ruffians. While wending his way to his home in north Princeton on Saturday night between the hours of 11 and 12 Ed Olson claims that two ruffians un known to him held him up and re lieved him of all the money he pos sessedtwo dollars and fifty cents. Mr. Olson had crossed the bridge and was ascending the hill on the other side when two dark forms emerged from out the shadows of a cotton tree and demanded that he "stand and deliver!" When about to complyto deliver each of them a punch in the faceone of the black guards struck him behind the ear with a sandbag or a club and knocked him out in the first round. The foot pads then went through the victim's pockets and appropriated his finances. Upon regaining consciousness Mr. Olson of course discovered that the footpads had disappeared. As ill almost every instance of sand baggery, a short man and a tall man turned the trick. The darkness of the night and his sudden knockout pre vented Mr. Olson from obtaining a fuller description of the highwaymen. Despite the fact that detectives Syd Cravens and Harry Shockley have scoured the north side and made trips to Brickton and other points, no clue to the short man and the tall man had been secured at the time of going to press! S.S. Petterson Buys Jesmer Residence. Owing to the delicate condition of Mrs. Jesmer's health Mr. N. E. Jes mer has concluded to move to the Pacific coast, and he has disposed of his beautiful grounds and residence to Mr. S. S. Petterson of the First Na tional bank, who will take possession on or about June 15. Mr. Petterson proposes to still further improve the dwelling and grounds. That Mr. and Mrs. Jesmer and family have deter mined to make their home on the other side of the Rockies will be sincerely regretted by every man, woman and child in Princeton. Martin Brands Will Build. Mr. T. H. Caley has given up the idea of erecting a hotel on the site of the Jesmer store on Main street, and has sold the lots to Martin Brands for a consideration of $4,000 The latter proposes to put up two store buildings, one of which will be oc cupied by himself. Mr. Brands wishes his former customers to know that he contemplates having the room iest, best lighted and best arranged clothing store in the county, and he expects to be ready to do business by July 1st next. Princeton Versus Milaca. The Princeton high school baseball team will play the Milaca high school nine at the fair grounds in Princeton on the afternoon of Saturday, April 20. The game will be called at 2 o'clock sharp and an admission of 15 and 25 cents will be charged. This will be the first contest for the season and the boys will greatly appreciate your patronage. Runaway. In a runaway on Sunday Mrs. Haddow received a cut near the eye from the breaking of her spectacles and Mrs. Neville's little girl sprained an ankle. In the buggy at the time of the runaway were Mrs. Haddow and Mrs. Neville and her two child ren. The horse took fright, upset the vehicle and the result is as above stated. Public Scales. "If public scales are not installed in Princeton many farmers will dispose of their products in other markets." Thus spoke a prominent farmer on Monday. This would mean a great loss to Princeton business men, for where farmers sell their products there they invariably buy their mer chandise. Public scales should be installed forthwith. Loaded With Dynamite. Herr Gottwerth last week purchased a muley steera nice, fat fellow. Upon slaughtering it he found in its interior the fragments of a stick of dynamite and a partly digested ax handle. If Herr Gottwerth were not known to be a truthful man we would be inclined to think that instead of a muley steer he purchased a billygoat. Democrats Predominate. Indiana finds that 38 per cent of her population belong to the church. Most of the rest are democrats.Phil adelphia Inquirer. fr *v W f& jar 1