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TWELVE JRADUATE Commencement Exercises of Prince- ton High School Held in Heth- odist Church Friday. Miss Beth Martin Delivers the Salu. tatory Oration and Vernon Dickey Valedictory. A little learning is a dangerous thing, Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring Their shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And dunking largely sobers us again Pope ercises of the Princeton high school Ver At the conclusion of this choral ren dition Rev. J. W. Heard, pastor of the Methodist church, invoked the divine blessing and immediately fol lowing Miss Beth Martin delivered the salutatory oration. "Tolstoy Humanitarian," was the subject of her address, and in its delivery she demonstrated commendable oratorical ability. Every word was distinctly audible throughout the house and her eff oi was greeted with much applause. Herbert Zimmerman then rendered an honorary oration entitled "The Man for the Crisis." Without seem ing effort he proceeded with his ad dress and it was throughout a master piece of construction and oratory. Mr. Zimmerman would make either a good lawyer or preacher. Miss Eva M. Hatch was next on the program with a reading by Van Dyke entitled "The Last Word." It was rendered in a clear, distinct voice with much ability and Miss Hatch won the plaudits of the house. A number which was especially well received was a vocal solo by Miss Caroline B. Nachbar. Miss Nachbar has a voice particularly sweet and of wide compass. An essay, "Beauties of Nature," by Miss Adena E. Carlson, was then de livered, and Miss Carlson received much merited applause. Next in order was Ralph Whitney, "the best looking boy in the family," with an oration, "Child Labor." Ralph covered the ground better than the average factory inspector would have done. Following Ralph Whitney Miss A a gold medal been offered for the best reading and we were the judge Miss Dugan would have been awarded that medal. Her rendition was exaggeration, par excellence A chorus by the ladies, 'Merry and dispelled the general impression that this was the month of March. So trol to run a democratic state vention or inflate a balloon The valedictory,- In the Methodist church on Friday evening was held the graduating ex- _* n0 The twelve members of Bho^ca^p^aration and would class ofM07. '07 this class are among the brightest who ever qualified in the public schools. Under Superintendent C. E. Austin Hvered his speech in and his able assistants they have reached almost the highest round possible on the high-school ladder and the people of Princeton are proud of their accomplishments. That they were apt pupils is fully manifested by the excellent percentages made by them and that they received splendid tutelage is also demonstrated thereby. Superintendent Austin and his in structors deserve more than passing praise and the graduates are entitled to no less praise for their close ap plication to study. So great was the throng that gathered to witness the exercises that the church's seating capacity was entirely inadequate and many persons were unable to gain admission. This made fully apparent the fact that if there is one convenience more than another which Princeton needs it is an auditorium for public meetings. An improvised platform had been erected in the church for the accom modation of the choir, and in the al cove to the right were seated the grad uates, school board, faculty and others. The platform decorations were pro fuse and consisted of flowers, ferns, evergreens and class colors prettily intertwined, and festoons of class colors radiated from the chandeliers to various points on the walls. The combination presented a very pleas ing scene of color effect. As the high school choir and the graduates advanced to their seats Mrs. C. E. Austin accompanied them on the piano, and the first number on the program, "Onward March,"was immediately thereafter rendered by the high school chorus in excellent manner. It was one of those selec tions which held the audience "at at tention" from beginning to end and demonstrated that it had been ofttimes rehearsed. "Onward March" was a successthe voices blending per fectly. con- "Money," by have done credit to the talent of his distinguished father. Vernon de a clear, expres sionable manner and it was one of the best orations of the evening. In a neat and appropriate speech Mr. Eaton then presented the diplomas to the following graduates: Adena E. Carlson, Ella A. Cotten, Stella Douglas, Bertha A. Dugan, Arrabelle A. Grant, Eva M. Hatch, Beth C. Martin, Caroline B. Nach bar, Vernon Dickey, Grover Umbe hocker, Ralph Whitney and Herbert Zimmerman.^ The exercises closed with a chorus "Arion Waltz," by the high school choir. Mrs. H. C. Cooney was the musical director and as such she is entitled to much praise for the high degree of perfection which the participants in this part of the program had obtained under her tutelage. IN PITIABLE CONDITION. Andrew Peterson of .Bogus Brook Dis covered Insane In Woods. Marshal Cravens and Wm. Neely were summoned to Bogus Brook on Sunday to capture a demented man named Peter feterson who for three or four days had been wandering in the woods. Peterson was discovered in a piece of timber near his farm. He had divested himself of every stitch of clothing and was standing on a large boulder with his hands raised above his head. In this posi tion the poor fellow was praying that the world be reformedthat men abandon their evil ways. He was a pitiful sight when taken into custody almost black from the effects of the sun and literally covered with wood ticks. He permitted his captors to remove these insects from his person and when requested to dress himself immediatelly put on his clothing. Without resistance he then accom panied the two men to Princeton. Peterson is a bachlor and lived upon his farm in Bogus Brook. He was always an inoffensive fellow and followed his occupation of tilling the soil until a short time ago. He was brought before Judge Bnggs in probate court and com mitted to the insane hospital at Fer gus Falls. JUVENILE CONCERT. Wide Awake Club Will Give Entertain ment Tomorrow Night. The Wide-Awake club will give a concert in the Methodist church to morrow evening, Friday, June 7, commencing at 8 'clock. This club is composed of little girls whose aim is to make life happier for one an other by visiting members in time of sickness, carrying them flowers, etc. No admission to this concert will be charged but a collection will be taken up at the close. The little girls should be encouraged in their good work by a liberal patronage. They have prepared a neat program for the occasion, which is as follows: Song by the club, I Would be a Little Light prayer, Rev. J. W. Heard recitation, Macy Pringle: solo, Frances Tann recitation, Mary Whitney solo, Ollie Saxon recita tion, Ruth Briggs song by the club, "God is in Heaven recitation, Millie Pringle Give for Jesus?" recitation, Eilene Walker offertory piano solo, Blanche Smith. A Successful Teacher. 0j,fi 1 m~-id i$,f* i i'A 4 A T^^Z tertainment were given by her, but Bertha A Dugan delivered a reading owing to the bad weather there' was fS entitled "Sign of the Cross," and hai not I large an attendance as there TtstToc nas deemed a erol medal been offered tv, i t,e i iU manner in which their children. Prevents Contestants From Making Single Score. Some Very Good Plays Were Made by Both Sides. The Princeton ball team defeated the Milaca team on the- latter's sufficient quantity of wind under con- grounds last Sunday aftenoon by a Charles, who resides in north Prince UUUu TOa,mSs ua whe hit men PRINCETON, MULE IACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1907. AB 5 4 4 4 Mallette ss Wilkes lb Flavin Barbour 2b Geaber, rf Pennig, Cramer, 3b Goodridge, if Potter, cf Totals i A y SaturdayT, May 25. A picnic and en- 1 LB 6 M^s" eache owing to the bad weather there was S* tw IT?. m._ Des woul hav been otherwise. Those the Princeton high school present numbered nearly a hundred, and all went home well pleased with without the way the selections on the prograih were MILACAS DEFEATED GOO OLD LADY GONEdeath.ofHek realistic was the song that men threw off their coats and ladies their wraps: Miss Arrabelle Grant delivered an essay, "Empress Josephine," which was well received, and Miss Ella A. Cotten attracted marked attention by the admirable manner in which she rendered a reading, "The Golden Wedding." An essay by Miss Stella Battle was a Hotly Fought One and She Was a Kindly, Christian Woman pTaTticerf Ws proission^nd he had Douglas, "True Self Reliance, ""was equally well delivered. A tuba solo, "Tempesta" by Grover Umbehocker, brought down the house. Grover is certainly an artist in tuba manipulation and seems to have a Princeton's Aggregation of Athletes Mrs. Q. W. King Passed Away at the scores Griffi pitched fine balal for Princeton. Al BH PO 1 3 0 1 1 1 A E 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 I 1 5 4 4 3 Totals Milaca 1 0 0 10 1 11 0 1 0 0 35 3 5 27 14 AB BH PO A 2 1 35 0 9 27 16 6 Earned runs, Princeton 12, Milaca 9 two base hits, Griffin struck out by Griffin 9, by Flavin 4 double plays Davis Carlson passed balls Skahen 1 hitbvnitcher Griffin, Walker, Cordmer, Mergel, Smith Prof. Murta's Classes Average Well. Prof. Hugh Murta has reason to feel proud of his work in the Princei ton high school: Fifteen out of six dialogue, four little teen in his chemistry class passed the mense concourse of sorrowin"g rela girls recitation, Jessie Wiley song state examinations with an average of by club, "The Little Missionary "76 per cent his geometry class aver.. recitation, Leone Warren solo, Irene aged 85 per cent his algebra class ton, H. E. Craig, Adam Wood, Jaax song by club, "What May We averaged 87 per cent his physiology G. Gray, H. J. Heebner and L. Pol class took the subject only four months and passed the state examina tions with an average of 76 per cent Mr. Murta is an exceptionally bright course of lectures was taken at Miss T*iia rh* un sequalss science A Philosophic Motorist. At least," mused the philosophic delivered. Miss Orton is well motorist, as he lay under his upturned and duelle the J| highly apprec ate the successful party to pry him out, "no funny Buy than thirty vears. He served on the b.^ no funny guy she has instructed can come along and say Jihat this is i horse on me. "Baltimore American Home of Her Son Charles on Sunday Morning Last. and She Will Be Mourned by a Multitude of Friends. Mrs. G. W. King died on Sunday morning at the homB ofi her son, iuiuK^i ^""u at fcue uuui tier son score of 3 to 0. The game was a hard fought one from beginning to end. Bot team had the bases full several taken sick, but as for a long time she Dickey, was an oration which times but nobody seemed able to hit had been subject to* attacks of this place ThnewfirSSjfS.SnSon l-J- so ton, aged 79 years. A few hours be fore death the venerable old lady was selcet a site which i itr.t Her son], bu me uases mu several rason SICK, out as for a long time she which iss too bee estahlishfidd At thatt Death of Dr. N. K. Whittemore. Many readers of the Union will regret to learn of the death of Dr. N. K. Whittemore which occurred at his home in Elk River early on the morn ing of the 31st ult. He had been afflicted with Bright's disease and had been in poor health for several years and his demise was not unex pected. The funeral, which was held from the family residence on Sunday afternoon, was conducted by the Ma sonic fraternity, and the remains were laid to rest in the presence of an im an friends tive A BeHerue has few xne a th his connection with seve rU C.t 0r S ...___ Charles, who was with ml lmpo WB atta eodf tfeel*- though he allowed Milaca nine hits he her att thet time she complainecdh kept them so well scattered that Mil aca was unable to score. Flavin, former Tooze twirler, seemed to lack o'clock on Sunday morning returned Mr. Petterson will be president, anything that could be called control, to her bedside. She then appeared to for during the game he hit five Prince ton players, including Griffin, whom he hit twice. Some very good plays were made during the game by both teams. Bar beau's one handed stop of Marshall's drive, Davis' double play with Carl son assisting, and Marshall's catch of Porter's drive in the 9th being among the best. No scoring was done until the 4th, when Davis got first on an error, went to second on Gerber's failure in handling Cordiner's fly, third on Marshall's single and scored while Goodridge was loving the ball after successfully fielding Smith's long drive to left field. In the 7th Walker was thrown out at first, Smith got his legs tangled up with one of Flavin's wild ones and got a life at first, Mergel struck out, Griffin drew a base on balls, ad vancing Smith to second. Smith scored when Porter muffed Skahen's hit to center field, Griffin going to third and scoring when Wilkes allowed the ball thrown to him by Mallette, who fielded Carlson's grounder, to pass through his hands. Again in the 9th Princeton's chances to score looked good for a while, but Mergel, who went completely into the air, spoiled all chance in the follow ing manner: Smith hit safely for one base Mergel then came to bat and got a single which, notwithstanding the cries of the coach, he tried to stretch into a double with Smith standing on second base. Smith gave up the base to Mergel, allowed him self to be put out and started for the bench, and Mergel, again not being able to see Smith in his big green suit, also started for the bench and was promptly touched with the ball, thus retiring two. Milaca came very near scoring in the 5th when, with Cramer on second, Mallette hit safely to right field Cramer going to third and then trying to make home but was cut off by Cordiner's throw from the field to Skahen. The score and lineup was as follows: Princeton- Marshall, 3b Walker If Smith ss Mergel cf Griffin Skahen Carlson lb Davis 2b Cordmer, cf ing unwell,11 evening,retired o'clock to rest Saturday and at 3 The pall bearers were Chas. S Wheaton, W. H. Houl- lard N. K. Whittemore was born at Temple, Maine, Jan. 1, 1848. His first an he graduated from Ham- Harvard College, then two courses at Hospital,IOIIOwingeyearad Ne York, gt practice of medic a El ating in 1872. The following year he River. In November, 1874, he Bank El River at the time of his was one of the prime mov ers in the building ofe th^sidiousw fine ne iron bridgea dis that spanls the Mississippi at th plce Unti tha ease, to which he finally succumbed, had undermined his health, Dr.Whitte more was actively engaged in the many friends in Princeton and vicin ity who will hold him in grateful re membrance. Wahkon to Have a State Bank, Yesterday afternoon Messrs Frank P. and P. M. Morneau went to Wahkon on the Soo extension, to for a new state bank establishe at tha P. Morneau will be the cashier,J and i* will b'e known as the Soo State Bank. The other officers have not yet been selected, but either Mr. Keith or It is expected thac the new bank will be ready to transact business when the auction sale of lots takes place about two weeks hence. The townsite own *^J 1 be as well as ordinarily and he again retired to his room. At about 6:30 on Sunday morning, when the family arose, Mrs. Chas. King called upon ers are advertising Wahkon and Ona- her aged mother-in-law and found her mia for all there is in sight. Both of quietly sleeping. A little later she again visited her and then found that the good old lady was sleeping the sleep that knows no waking. Thus had passed from earth the spirit of one of the kindliest and most charit able women that ever lived. Her life had been a noble one, and when we quote the Savior, 'The first shall be last and the last first," we emphasize her entire career, for she was the happiest when she could be last in her endeavor to do good Jo others. Her immediate acqauintances will miss her and ever revere her name because of this particular feature. Truly she was a womanly woman. Sh| is survived by five children and a number of grand and great grand children. The sons and daughters are all living in Princeton, namely, Al bert King, Oswald King, Charles King, Mrs. Silas Howard and Mrs. Wm. Neely. Three daughters and one son are dead. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Charles King and at the Methodist church by Rev. J. W. Heard on Tuesday afternoon, and the in terment took place in Oak Knoll ceme trey. A large number of relatives and friends attended and followed the remains to the grave. Mrs. B. Young, a daughter of Al bert King, together with her husband, came from Minneapolis to attend the funeral, as did also Mrs. Cooper, daughter of Mrs. Silas Howard. Os wald King's two sons, Clare and Clyde, were also here from the north. Mrs. G. W. King was born in Can ada on May 18, 1828, her maiden name having been Susan Wilcox. She went with her parents to Ohio when at the age of eleven years and was mar ried to George W. King at the home of her parents in Massillon, Ohio, on December 22, 1844. In 1848 she with he* husband and children moved to Hebron, Indiana. In 1852 she became a member of the Methodist church at Hebron, and when, in 1868 the family located in Princeton she transferred her membership here. In 1873 the family moved to Wyanett, where on July 21, 1908, Mr. G. W. King died. With her son, Charles and family, she returned to Princeton to live about two months ago. SJ ta these places are bound to be good live towns, as they are the only towns of any importance on the Soo line within hailing distance of beautiful Mille Lacs lake. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EQUITY' Constitution of the American Society of Equitv of North America. What is the American Society of Equity? The question can be best answered by publishing the constitu tion of the society, which is as follows: 1. The first and great object of this society is to obtain profitable prices for all products of the farm, garden add orchard. 2. To have built and maintain granaries, elevators, warehouses and cold storage houses on the farms, in principal market cities, and in all lo calities where necessary, so that farm produce may be held and controlled for an advantageous price, instead of passing into the hands of middlemen and trusts. 3. To obtain equitable rates of transportation. 4. To secure legislation in the in terest of agriculture. 5. To open up new markets and en large old ones. 6. To secure new seeds, grain, fruit, vegetables, etc., from home and foreign countries and distribute them with a view of improving present crops and giving a greater diversity. 7. To report crops in this and for eign countries so that farmers may operate intelligently in planting and marketing. 8. To establish institutions of learning so that farmers and their sons and daughters may be educated in scientific and extensive farming, the best methods of marketing and for the general advancement of agriculture. 9. To improve our highways. 10. To irrigate our land. 11. To prevent adulteration of food and marketing of same. 12. To promote social intercourse. 13. To settle disputes without re course to law. 14. To promote farmers' societies in foreign countries. A Shovel and An Ax. When Mrs. A. H. Smith, who was accompanied by Mrs. Guy Ewing, ar rived home from Mr.,Murta's recep tion on Tuesday night she heard a fearful commotion in the family chicken house. She was affrighted, Mrs. Ewing was affrighted, and then both were affrighted together. Arm ing themselves with an ax and a shovel they stole silently about in the back yard and awaited the emerg ence from the coop of what Mrs. Ewing thought must be a wolf and Mrs. Smith a skunk. They had not long to wait before an animal bearing resemblance to a diminutive polar bear made its appearance and both the ladies at first sight contemplated climbing a tree, but as the little beast made no attempt to attack them they decided to attack the beast. So, ad vancing with caution, they forced the little fellow into a corner, where Mrs. Ewing held it with the shovel while Mrs. Smith chopped off its head with threr ax Upon examination of its car cass they discovered that they had as sassinated Magnus Sjoblom's pet feet was married to Miss Estella E. Trask of Elk River, who with her son Lee and daughters, Mrs. E. W. Dickey and Mrs. H. J. Pfeiffer of Havana, N. D., survives her husband. Dr. Whittemore took an active part than thirty years served on the school board, village council and town board and was president of the Green Valley School. This popular book by the well known educator and editor of the School Journal, C. W. G. Hyde, is now in my hands, and teachers desir ing the same can obtain it by writing hasu beehn adopted as one o the Min. nesota reading circle books for 1907. Guy Ewing, Princeton. VOLUME XXXI. NO. MISSSAXOMARRffiD J. M. Saxon, Becomes Bride MINNESOTA Blanche E., Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miss Blanche E. Saxon was married on Tuesday evening^ June 4, at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Saxon, in the town of Princeton, to Walter A. Mack of St. Paul. Miss Olive Saxon attended her sister and W. Lee Mack, a brother of the groom, was best man. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. W. Heard in the parlor of the Saxon home, which was befittingly decorated for the occasion, and the ringvservice was used. About forty invited guests attended the ceremony. A pretty gown of white Persian lawn, trimmed with hand embriodery and Valenciennes lace, was worn by the bride and she carried a bouquet of white carnations. The bridesmaid was gowned in white organdie trimmed in Valenciennes lace and carried a nosegay of pink carnations. The parlor and dining room decorations were of smilax, ferns and potted plants. Immediately following the wedding ceremony a luncheon consisting of ice cream, fruit and cake was served in the dining room and Mr. and Mrs. Mack were the recipients of many prettj presents. The bride is a highly respected young lady of Princeton and the groom is a conductor on the Inter urban railway, St. Paul. Among the guests from out of town were Mrs. S. W. Mack, mother of the groom, W. Lee Mack, the groom's brother, both of Buffalo Lake, and Mrs. W. S. Wilgus of St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Mack left on Wednes day morning for St. Paul, where they intend to make their future home. VILLAGE COUNCIL. Bat Little Business of Importance Passed Upon Last Night An adjourned meeting of the village council was field last nighU^ajad all members were present with the excep tion of Jos. Craig, who is in the east. After disposing of the minutes of several previous meetings and the auditing and allowance of bills the matter of the petition of Frank Smith and others for the vacation of streets on the Rum river flats came up. In consequence of the fact that 6ne mem ber of the council was absent it was deemed wise to lay the consideration of the matter over until he returned and take it up when all members of the council were present. The Wikeen and Lauson matter was again brought before the council in regard to restraining the tearing up of the sidetrack on a piece of ground extending from the mill elevator to the Wikeen & Larson warehouse. Mr. McMillan, the village attorney, was called upon for advice and that gentleman informed the council that the matter was one with which the vil lage had nothing whatsoever to do. No action was therefore taken. A petition signed by C. A. Jack, Sjoblom & Olson, E. K. Evens, Mar tin Brands, W. H. Townsend and T. H. Caley was presented to the council praying that permission be granted to widen the sidewalk alongside of their property to twelve feet in width. The petition was granted. A motion prevailed permitting Mrs. O. H. Rines to construct the side walk alongside of her residence prop erty so that it may drop and line with the crosswalk on the southwest corner of the court house grounds. The committee appointed to investi gate lowering of power house floor to grade reported that it could easily be accomplished, and suggested that this be done and a cement sidewalk placed alongside. Upon motion the same committee was instructed to ascertain from Bergman Bros, the" cost of such sidewalk. Tt was decided to transfer $2,000 from the general to the electric fund. After a discussion as to the advis ability of enforcing all those using city water to put in meters the council adjourned. Emmet Mark Disappears. Emmet Mark, the well-known auc tioneer and an ex-member of the Min nesota state legislature, has left for parts unknown. The last seen of him by any person from Princeton was on Monday, May 27, at the depot in Min neapolis. So far as can be ascer tained, Mark left outstanding debts to an amount exceeding $2,000. Mrs. Mark left here on Tuesday, but whether to ]oin her husband or not, who is supposed to be in the west, is not known. HISTORICAL SOOIETYJ v" of Walter A. flack. Ceremony Was Performed by Rev. J. W. Heard at the Home of the Bride's Parents. 1Mmk.&^^i& Cti* S*J