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PYTHMJECEPTION Hr. and Mrs. N. F,. Jesmer and Daugh- ter, Miss Lola, Honored by Knights and Sisters. Silver Loving Cup Presented as a He- mento of the High Esteem in Which They Are Held. The reception on Tuesday evening given by the Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sisters at their hall in honor of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Jesmer and their daughter, Miss Lola Jesmer, who leave for their new home on the Pacific coast nest week, was an ex ceedingly pleasant affair. After sev eral well-rendered vocal and instru mental musical selections Mr. T. F. Scheen called upon Mr. C. A. Dickey to offer a few remarks. That gentle man responded in his usual felicitous manner, paid a well-merited tribute to Mr. Jesmer and concluded by present ing to him and family, on be half of the Knights and Pythian Sis ters, a beautiful silver loving cup. Mr. Jesmer feelingly responded and told of his early struggles in Minne sota he regretted exceedingly that owing to the precarious condition of Mrs. Jesmer's health he was obliged to sever his relations with the friends of a lifetime and seek a new home in the far west. Messrs. Andrew West ling, Frank Peterson, T. H. Caley and R. C. Dunn also paid high tribute to Mr. Jesmer and family. Miss Lola Jesmer made a neat little speech in which she expressed her gratitude for the kindness shown her father and mother as well as herself and her re grets at leaving the home of her birth. Mrs. Jesmer also returned her sincere thanks. Light refreshments were served. Then the young people took possession of the hall and dancing was indulged in until an early hour on Wednesday morning. The Jesmer Family. Next week Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Jes mer and their daughter Lola leave for Seattle. We believe the Union voices the sentiments of every man, woman and child in this community in saying that the departure of this estimable family from among us is sincerely regretted by all. Mrs. Jes mer has been a resident of Princeton for more than fifty years, and it is largely on account of her health that the change of location is being made. Miss Lola Jesmer is a young lady who has endeared herself to all her acquaintances here in the place of her birth. Roy Jesmer, the youngest son, is located in Montana, and Bert Jesmer, the eldest son, has been in business at Seattle for several years. Mr. N. E. Jesmer was born in New York state in 1849, and came to Princeton with his brothers Joseph and A. D. in 1867. He was a poor boy without much education and his only capital was a stout heart and a pair of willing hands. In the fall of 1867 he went to work for Wm. F. Dun ham at small wages. During the next two years he worked at whatever he could get to do in Princeton and on the Oliver Dalrymple farm in Dakota county. In the meantime he attended the Princeton school in the winter, and Mr. J. A. Ross, present county attorney, was one of his first teach ers. In the fall of 1869 Mr. Jesmer went to work for the late Mr. H. B. Cowles, then the leading merchant of the place, and in 1874 he engaged in the general merchandise business on his own account in the frame buliding on the south side of First street, which is now owned by Mr. Orr, and which then stood on the site of the First Na tional bank building. By strict at tention to business and fair dealing Mr. Jesmer prospered. In 1882 he erected the first brick store in Prince ton which was destroyed by fire in 1893. He was a heavy loser by the fire but, nothing daunted, before the ruins had fairly cooled he had com menced to rebuild and he erected a building with an opera house in the second story that would have been a credit to a town many times larger than Princeton. Last winter the fire fiend again scourged Mr. Jesmer and laid his splendid block in ashes. Mr. Jesmer also erected the first modern brick residence in this village,he has recently disposed of the same to Mr. S. S. Petterson of the First Na tional bank. In all his dealings with his fellow men Mr. Jesmer was strictly honest and his business associates had im plicit confidence in him. He was fore most in every project that would tend to the up-building of Princeton. He was one of the projectors of the starch factory and was one of four who built the first potato warehouse in Princeton, he was also identified with the cream ery, and he contributed liberallv his time and money to the improve ments of the highways leading into the village. He has served on the town, village and county boards and held other town and village offices and never betrayed a trust reposed in him by his fellow-citizens. To sum up, N. E. Jesmer is a splendid example of a self-made man. By his removal to Seattle Princeton loses one of her best and most public-spirited citizens. May good fortune attend the Jesmer family in their new home. BOARD OF REVIEW. A illage Equalizers Aleet and Regulate Personal Property Assessments. The village board of review met in the recorder's office on Monday and equalized personal property assess ments for 1907. The board consisted of A. W. Woodcock, village president Ira G. Stanley, recorder, and Thos. F. Scheen, assessor, and was in ses sion but one day. Following are the changes made from the assessor's fig ures: On goods and merchandiseDr. Armitage, decreased $100 E. B. An derson, increased $200 M. M. Col bert, increased $50: C. A. Jack, in creased $50 IKopp & Bartholomew, decreased $150 A. S. Mark, increased $150 L. G. Prescott, decreased $50 P. L. Roadstrom, increased $150. On hotel fixturesFrank Smith, in creased $100. On miscellaneous prop- ertyJohn Goulding, increased $100. William King of Wyanett. Last Saturday at the home of friends in Princeton Mr. William King of Wyanett celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his arrival in Minne sota. Mr. King was born in Augusta township, Glenville county, Ontario, Jan. 20, 1834. His father, Robert King, was a native of Dungiven, county Londonderry, Ireland. In 1855 the subject of this sketch removed to Michigan where he remained two years, and on June 22, 1857, Mr. King reached St. Paul by boat and partook of his first breakfast in Minnesota at the old Merchants hotel. J. J. Hill was the local steamboat agent and had a little office on the levee where Mr. King left his luggage for a few hours and paid Mr. Hill 25 cents for caring for the same. Mr. King proceeded to St. Anthony where he made his headquarters for nine years, in the meantime he worked in the Mississippi and Rum river pineries and made several trips to St. Louis and as far south as New Orleans as a raftsman. He tells vrith gusto how he and a companion made a contract with Gov. Sibley to cut with sickles an eight-acre field of wheat on the governor's farm near Mendota in 1859, and of the governor carrying them in his buggy from St. Paul to his Mendota home and pro viding them with an excellent supper which was cooked by a Sioux squaw. Mr. King is chock full of early days reminiscenses. The Minneapolis lum bermen in those days did not pay ex orbitant prices for pine stumpage government and state timber was re garded as common plunder "but there was one man," Mr. King re marked, "whom I never knew to take a pine tree that did not belong to him, and that man was William D. Washburn." Mr. King located on the farm in Wyanett, where he still resides, in 1866. He has a splendid farm and he is regarded as one of the most suc cessful farmers in this section of the state. He has been elected to town positions until he refused to serve any longer and he has also been county commissioner. Mr. King is a great reader and is thoroughly informed on historical and current events. At 73 he is still hale and hearty and that he may live for many years to enjoy the fruits of his industry is the wish of his host of friends. Prof. Richie Will Conduct School. In consequence of the sickness of Prof. T. B. Hartley of Brainerd he will be unable to conduct the summer school which opens here on Monday, July 1. Professor A. P. Richie, su perintendent of the Bemidji school, has however been secured to act in his stead. Mr. Richie was formerly su perintendent of the Milaca schools and is an able instructor. He will be assisted by Miss Maria Lynch of the Holmes school, Minneapolis, and Miss Mary G. Fanning of the Humboldt school, St. Paul. Teachers should put forth an effort to attend the Princeton summer school. Picnic at Sandy Lake. A picnic will be held at Sandy lake on July 4 and the day will be appro priately celebrated. Everyone invited to be there and participate in the fes tivities. FJ. Grant will turn on his merry-go-round and his big phono graph. Rowboats to rent at reason able charges. Fine fishing. Soft drinks, ice cream, cigars, etc., may be obtained on the gronuds. C. KOPP ABESEDICT Marries Miss flary Tallant, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Tal- lant of flinneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Charles il. Kopp Will Be at Home in Princeton After the First of August. Charles M. Kopp, one of Prince ton's enterprising young business men, was married on Wednesday even ing, June 12, to Miss Mary Tallant at the home of the bride's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Tallant, in Minneapolis. One hundred and fifty guests were present at the solem nization of the ceremony. White and green were the colors ap pearing in the decoration of the draw ing room, while in the dining room large clusters of American Beauty roses were placed on the table and buffet. The bride's gown was a pretty crea tion of embroidered chiffon over ex quisitely embroidered silk, and her veil of tulle was caught up with a spray of lilies of the valley. The flowers carried by Miss Tallant were lilies of the valley and bride roses. Miss Edith Rockwood, the maid of honor, wore a dress of pink organdie and carried a nosegay of white sweet peas. As Miss Myra Grant commenced to play the bridal march Misses Jean Corser and Jennie Steinmetz, dressed in sheer white and with rosebuds in their hair, stretched white ribbons to the altar, where the bridegroom with his best man, Fremont Woodcock of Princeton, awaited the coming of the bride. A group of the girl friends of the bride assisted in the dining room dur ing the reception and served frappe on the veranda. Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Tallant and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Marshall of Duluth, J. H. Gray of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and R. L. Bartholomew of Princeton. Mr. and Mrs. Kopp left on the same evening for New Orleans, Galveston and other points in the south for a bridal tour and will be at home in Princeton after August 1. Sugarman Burned Out. On Monday night at 10 o'clock an alarm of fire was turned in from the Sugarman dwelling and cigar factory across the river and the fire depart ment arrived there in time to ex tinguish the flames before much dam age had resulted. Later, at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, another alarm was turned in from the same place and the firemen again responded, but upon this occasion the building and con tents were almost entirely consumed when the department reached there. The first fire resulted from the drop ping of a lamp by Mrs Sugarman, who was scared by a rat, and the second fire is attributed to smoldering embers which burst forth afresh in flame. Mrs. Sugarman was badly burned and is in the Northwestern hospital, while Mr. Sugarman received injuries to his right hand from fire while ex tinguishing the flames on his wife's clothing. The house, furniture, tobacco stock, cigars, molds, etc., were almost totally destroyed. Insurance on stock and fixtures to the amount of $800 was carried in the Guy Ewing agency and the house and furniture were insured with G. A. Eaton for $2,000. Princeton Produce Company. A meeting of the Princeton Produce company was held in the Schmidt school house, district 3, on Friday evening, but in consequence of the un favorable weather there was not a large attendance. However a number of shares in the company were disposed of. The shares are five dollars each. It was agreed to hold two more meet ings upon the following Monday and Tuesday evenings respectively, one at Herbert Gates' residence and the other in district 3 school house. At these meetings thirty shares of stock were taken and paid for. An other meeting of the association will be held at Bogus Brook tomorrow (Friday) night and the general public is invited. Fell Into Basement. James Leo of Anoka, the expert bricklayer and all-around comedian employed on the John Skahen bank structure, stepped on a loose flooring board on Friday and landed in the basement, where he struck the upper edge of a barrel and scraped off sev eral inches of skin from both shins and one arm. Jim was unable to work for a few days and says it was the first time in many a moon that he had been caught in a skin game. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1907. BAKQDETJF ALUM Thirty-Five Persons on Monday Par- take of Feast Prepared by La- dies of Maccabee Order. Class of '07 Initiated and Given Excit- ing Wheelbarrow Ride on the Rocky Road to Dublin. A banquet attended by about thirty five persons was given by the Princeton high school alumni at the Maccabee hall on Monday evening. The feast was prepared by the Lady Maccabees and the viands were of the choicest the market affords. It would be diffi cult to excel these ladies in the prep aration of a banquet. It was a merry party which gathered upon this occasion and many of the toasts offered at the festal board were humorous and interesting. One of the amusing features of the evening was the initiation of the class of '07 into the mysteries of the alumni and the "rocky road to Dublin," or first degree, brought down the house. This degree consists in the placing of the candidate in a wheelbarrow and trundling him or her over a narrow plank upon which there are many ob structions, and these obstructions in variably land the candidate on the floor in a confused heap. Then there was the macaroni-swallowing degree, the soap-bubble degree and many others of a mirth-provoking nature. Professor Austin and Charles Brace addressed the assemblage and their speeches were well received and ap plauded. Miss Lena Nachbar ren dered a vocal solo, Miss Belle Grant an instrumental solo and Grover Urn berhocker a tuba solo in excellent manner. It is customary for the alumni to give an annual banquet in honor of the graduating class and the one on Monday evening excelled in every particular any previous effort. The evening's pleasure was continuous throughout. Bank of Onamia Incorporates. The First State Bank of Onamia has been incorporated with a paid-in capital stock of $10,000, and the inco p.orators are I. A. Yarnell, Minneapo lis, president J. H. McGilvra, Mil aca, vice president Fred R. Burrell, Princeton, cashier M. S. Rutherford, Princeton W. S. Foster, Milaca. These five also constitute the board of directors. FredR. Burrell, cashier of the new bank, until recently occupied the position of assistant cashier in the First National Bank of Hawley. Mr. Burrell is a graduate of the law de partment of the university of Minne sota and is one of the most reliable young men in the northwest. He is well versed in business methods, is honest, industrious, and is sure to succeed in his new position. Jerked Out With Tongs A farmer friend related a story to us yesterday anent a tooth-drawing incident in which he was one of the principals. He said he had a "divil of a toothache" and tried binding twine, copper wire and other things in an attempt to extract the offending molar. Failing in this he hied to the blacksmith shop, where the smithy ap plied a pair of long-handled tongs to the tooth and gave a yank which pulled out a quarter section of jaw. "There is no use kicking on a little thing like that," said our good-na tured friend I would rather have lost both jaw bones than stood that infernal pain ten minutes longer." This is certainly a philosophical way of looking at the matter. Fourth at Elk Lake Park. Elk Lake park will offer many spe cial attractions on the Fourth, base ball games, boat races, foot races and dancing being among them. If you are looking for a place where you can thoroughly enjoy yourselves on July 4 you will find none better than Elk Lake park. The day will be devoted to one continual round of fun. Then, again, there is good fishing in the lake and ice cream, soft drinks, etc., may be purchased upon the grounds. Swan Buys Devil Cart. Swan Olson is now in the nabob class. On Friday a big devil cart manufactured especially for him ar rived here and he placed it in a new garage painted a bright danger color 'Y-the cart and the house making a harmonious combination. Swan will now go forth upon the highway and run into either a wagon or a ditch. Appointive Board Will Meet Monday. A meeting of the appointive board will be held at the county auditor's office in the court house on Monday next for the purpose of selecting a commissioner for the Fifth district to succeed John W. McClure, resigned. The appointive board consists of the chairman of each town in the commis sioner district. John W. McClure has gone to Victoria, B. and expects to there make his permanent resi dence. He was a highly efficient county commissioner and ever had the interest of his district at heart. He could always be depended upon to do right in every matter which came before the board for consideration. John McClure was in every way a good man. VILLAGE COUNCIL. Petition to Vacate Streets on Rum River Flats Virtually Turned Down. A special meeting of the village council was held on Friday evening to consider the petition of Frank Smith for the vacation of certain streets on the Rum river flats. The matter was not, however, brought up for formal action as under the circumstances the petitioner's attorney, C. A. Dickey, deemed it useless. He had "sounded" individually the members of the council and gathered from them that they were all opposed to the vacation of the streets at issue. This is of course equivalent to a refusal of the petitioner's application. The application for a transfer of liquor license from Frank Behnke to Anton Falk was, upon motion, granted. Four additional incandescent street lamps were ordered put in on the north side. The council recommended that an ordinance be drawn and published which shall make compulsory the in stallation of meters by all persons using city water. Recorder Stanley was instructed to secure from W. I. Gray & Co. of Min neapolisthe firm which installed the village water systema plat of the mains and check valves so that leaks may be more easily located. The old plat is worn out and in consequence much unnecessary labor is required to locate such leaks. Several minor matters were discussed and the council adjourned. Miss Ecklund Funeral. The remains of Miss Alice Ecklund. daughter of Mrs. C. H. Ecklund, who died in Minneapolis on Wednesday of last week as stated in the Union, were brought here on Friday evening and interred in Oak Knoll cemetery. The body was accompanied by the mother, three brothers, two sisters, and an uncleOscar Ecklundof the deceased. A large number of the rel atives and friends of the Ecklund family were at the depot here when the casket containing the remains arrived and escorted them to the burying ground. Miss Ecklund was a young lady much beloved and leaves be hind her many who will miss and mourn her. Sailing: on the Lake. Visitors at Elk Lake park this week have had a fine time generally, but the greatest attraction was Capt. Bullis' catamaran, and the little craft was in demand continually. "The stiffer the breeze the better 1 like it,'* says Navigator Bullis "introduce me to a wind which will upset this vessel and I will show you a pink jackrabbit." Yet the boat runs lightly and goes at a speed that Tom Lipton would not be ashamed of. There is nothing so exhilariating as a swift spin in a sailboat when the wind is shivering her timbers and whistling through her rigging. Lewis Robideau Will Wed. Invitations have been issued to the marriage of Lewis Robideau and Mrs. Mary Payette, which will be solem nized at St. Edwards Catholic church in Pricneton at 10:30 o'clock on Mon day morning, July 1. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Rob ideau will leave for Park Rapids on a bridal trip of three or four days. Mr. Robideau's mother and other relatives reside at Park Rapids. Death of Infant. Frank, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wolf of Greenbush, died on Sunday night at 9:30, aged 4 months. The cause of death was pneumonia, from which the little fel ow had been suffering for two and a half weeks previous to his death. The funeral services were conducted on Tuesday by Rev. Father Levings and the remains interred in the Catholic cemetery. Farmers, Take Notice. A meeting of the Fair association will be held in the court house, Princeton, on Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p. m., for the election of officers and the transaction of such other business as may come before the association. The farmers of Mille Lacs, Isanti and Sherburne counties are especially in vited to attend. W. H. Ferrell, President. YOIUME XXXI. NO. 27 AN OLD SOLDIER DIES Jonas R. Hill, a Civil War Veteran, Joins His Departed Comrades on the Other Shore. He Was a Hero of flany Battles and a Han Highly Respected by All Those Who Knew Him. Another brave veteran of the First Minnesota, Jonas R. Hill, has joined his comrades who have gone before. For more than a year past Mr. Hill's health has been failing, but it was not until the 17th inst. that he was taken seriously ill and confined to his bed. That morning he was seen to reel and fall in his back yard where he had gone for an armful of wood: in an unconscious condition he was car ried into the house twelve hours later he rallied somewhat, but he kept growing weaker gradually until the end came at seven o'clock on Monday morning. The funeral services at the family residence Tuesday afternoon were brief but impressive Rev. J. W. Heard's remarks were appropriate to the occasion. The pall bearers were old soldiers and a delegation of the Wallace T. Rines post G. A. R. was present. The casket was covered with fragrant flowers and was also draped with the national colors. The proces sion that accompanied the remains to Oak Knoll cemetery was an unusually large one, and indicated the esteem in which deceased was held by his neigh bors. Jonas R. Hill was born in New Brunswick, Jan. 4, 1831. At the age of 12 he removed to the state of Maine where he remained for seven years, then he returned to his native prov ince and engaged in lumbering and farming for four years. He came to Minnesota in 1853 and settled in Langola, Benton county, where he re sided until 1861, when on Sept. 14 of that year he enlisted in Company E of the immortal First Minnesota. He was wounded in the heroic charge at Gettysburg. When the regiment was mustered out in 1864 he was trans ferred to the First Battalion Minne sota Infantry VoJunteet'Sptlwa" was honorably discharged Sept. 14, 1864. after having served the full term for which he enlisted. The same year he returned to Princeton. On Oct. 24, 1867, he was married to Mrs. Rachel Whitney. He is survived by Mrs. Hill, one son, Clarence, two step-sons, County Auditor and Bert Whitney, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Ayer of Belle Plaine, Morrison county. Jonas R. Hill was an undemonstra tive man, honest and industrious. In her hour of need he served his adopted country on many a hard fought battle field and never flinched under fire. He was slow to form friendships, but his sturdy independence commanded the respect of all who knew him. Princeton Summer School the Best. As many young teachers are mak ing inquiries whether it would be bet ter to attend the summer school in Princeton, the normal school in St. Cloud or the Minnesota university, County Superintendent Ewing advises that they attend the Princeton school for the reason that especial attention will be given to the Eighth grade studies. Princetons Vanquished. Princeton's baseball team tackled the Monticellos upon the Elk River grounds on Thursday, but in conse quence of their regular pitcher's ab sence the Princeton nine were badly defeated. The score was 19 to 1. In the foot race Serenus Skahen won first prize and A. R. Davis second. C. H. Chadbourne Heard From. An illustrated postal card has been received from our old friend, Judge Chadbourne, which gives a bird's-eye veiw of Drain, Oregon, where he is staying with his son. Mr. Chad bourne says he is feeling first rate and enjoying his rest "in the nest among the hills." Third Infantry Team Shoot. The annual company team shoot of the Third infantry at Camp Lake View resulted in a victory ,|grjDom- pany A of Duluth by a score of 843' points, Company of Princeton be ing second with a score of 821. Princeton should feel proud of the record of Company G. A Scheme That Always Wins. A man can always prove to his wife that he was off on a business trip by bringing her a present that he says cost less than she knows he could buy it for at home.New York Press. Not Taking Full Census. There have been twenty-six earth quakes since December, not counting those caused by the president and the peace conference.Indianapolis Sun.