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1 REGULAR SESSION Village Council fleets and Adopts Res- olutions to Enforce Construc- tion of New Sidewalks. T. H. Caley Enters Protest Against Overcharge in Wiring House and Bill is Cut Down. The regular monthly meeting of the village council was held on Monday night with all members present. After reading the minutes and audit ing a number of bills the question as to whether the fire department should be paid for turning out in cases of false alarms was discussed. Upon motion of R. E. Jones it was decided that the council meet with the fire de partment and make endeavor to come to some amicable understanding on the matter. R. E. Jones moved that the size of the village coal shed be doubled. The motion prevailed. Councilmen Grant and Jones were appointed a committee to arrange for the lowering of the crosswalk running from the northeast corner of the court house grounds towards the Whittier school. B. D. Grant said that J. A. Wetter was desirous of securing a permit from the council for the erection of an office building and machinery shed near the Evens hardware store. The matter was discussed but no formal action taken. The electric light committee was in structed to look into and i*eport upon the matter of the proposed extension of water main from Mrs. C. H. Rines' corner to points one block south and one block west. The same committee was instructed to report upon the matter of supplying the residences oc cupied by Mrs. A. F. Howard and S. A. Cravens with water. A motion by Councilman Craig to make a tax le^ of $1,000 for general purposes was adopted. T. H. Caley appeared before the council and entered protest against the amount charged for wiring his residence, contending that he had been assessed lor finished work whereas it was unfinished. Electrician Westphal substantiated Mr. Caley's statement upon this point and a motion was offered by Councilman Craig that the amount per drop on the seventy-two drops at issue be reduced from $2 to $1.50. The motion prevailed. The recorder was instructed to de duct from T. H. Caley's bill the sum of $2 erroneously charged for setting an electric light pole. E. B. Anderson appeared before the council and asked that the are lights in his store be replaced with incan descent clusters. The petition was on motion granted. Resolutions to enforce the construc tion of a cement sidewalk irom Ply mouth avenue to Buck avenue and a plank sidewalk alongside the Sadley propeity at the West Branch bridge were read and adopted. The time set for the completion of these walks is September 20. Methodist bunday School Picnic. The annual picnic of the Methodist Sunday school was held at Elk Lake park on Wednesday. Accompanied by their teachers, members of the Ep worth league and others the children proceeded in three floats fitted up for the occasion with seats, etc., at 8:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning to the picnic grounds. On the way they made merry by singing songs and tell ing stories. Arriving at the park they were entertained to rides on the launch, music from the gramophone and piano and several selections were sung. Lunch was spread at 12 o'clock and it was a happy gathering that partook of the good things provided. The re mainder of the day was passed in boating, fishing and enjoying life among the trees and wildflowers. The day was an ideal one for an outing and the picnickers took advan tage of it to its fullest extent, return ing to Princeton in the evening con tent and pleased with the day's rec reation. Cheap Fares Abolished. The Western Passenger association on Saturday conducted arrangements for making the minimum passenger rate in their territory 2 cents a mile. It was decided to discontinue all party rates in all the territory be tween Chicago and the Pacific coast as soon as they legally can be can celled. Clergymen's half rate permits will be withdrawn in all the western territory for both state and interstate travel with the exception of the state in which the legal rate is 3 cents a mile. Similar action was taken with re- spect to all charity rates. The only states in which they will be retained will be Kansas, South Dakota and the northern peninsula of Michigan. Arrangements were made to redeem all mileage books in the states where they have become invalid because of a change in the rate. Their sale will be continued at a fiat rate and it is likely that they will not be made good on trains. On interline tickets the roads de cided that they would not meet the short line rates unless they netted a revenue of 80 per cent of the double local rates. The baggage rates were increased for excess baggage so that the revenue of the roads will not be diminished, the future rate being 18 intsead of 11 per cent of one way first class fare. A. TRIP TO THE GLACIERS. Experience of Mr. and J^rs. W. H. Terrell on a Journey to Alaska. A wireless message from the Pacific conveys to us the following informa tion: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ferrell of Princeton left Seattle July 26 on board steamer for Alaska. As every state room on the boat with the exception of the bridal chamber had been engaged, Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell were compelled to either take this or remain behind. Their booking for the bridal state room occasioned them an endless amount of annoyance, which was in termingled, howe:\er, with a big per- centage of fun. The Englishes, the Browns, the Pat tersons, the Jesmers, the Zimmermans and the rest of the Princeton colony were at the dock to see Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell off for the polar regions. They boarded the steamer, tacked a dozen or more cardboard hearts on the bridal chamber door and attached cowbells to the bedstead. Then, when the steamer was about to leave port and the deck officer yelled, "Clear the gang plank!" Mr. and Mrs. Fer rell were showered with about a dozen pounds of rice. This caused them much embarrassment, for all the strangers on the boat believed that they were actually on their honey moon trip. Hence, during the run to the land of the Siwash they were the cynosure of all eyes. The passengers guyed them from morning to night and one of them was detected by Mr. Fer rell peeping through the keyhole of the stateroom door just as he was pulling the cork from a bottle of Duffy's disinfectant. Before the vessel reached the Alaskan port the passengers had be come pretty well acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell. Everyone on board wished them joy and Bill handed out many a tip to the sailors and rousta bouts. On the return trip they secured an other stateroom, but there were some of the same passengers on board that went up with them, and consequently the news swiftly spread over the ship that'-the bridal couple" was return ing to Seattle. By this time Bill had become hard ened and paid no more attention to the guying of the crowd, but Mrs. Fer rell ofttimes sought the seclusion of the stateroom to drop a silent tear andlaugh aloud. Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell returned to Seattle yesterday and vsere met at the pier by the Englishes, the Browns, the Pattersons, the Jesmers, the Zimmer mans and another shower of rice. The Ants' Egg Trade. Ants' eggs come in the main from Russia. They are the best food ob tainable for gold-fish, and canaries and other caged birds thrive on them wonderfully. They cost about 50 cents a pint. In the forests of South ern Russia ant nests abound. The Russian ant hunter does not do his own collecting therehe makes the poor ants do it for him. Selecting a hot, sunny day the man first erects little piles of twigs, a dozen or more of them, near the thick est colonies, and then he kicks open all the nests in the neighborhood. The ants know that their eggs, thus ex posed to the sun, would be made sterile in a few hours, and they take them up and hurry to place them un der the nearest shelter. The nearest shelter is, of course, the little piles of twigs, and under each of these are soon heaped the eggs from a hundred nests. The egg hunter, after a smoke and a nap, has nothing to do but gather up his spoil and dump it in his sack. He ships the eggs, in hundred weight bags, all over the world. Exceptional Case One of the doctors rises up to say that green apples never hurt anybody. We knew a boy once who while trying to get green apples fell out of a tree and was nearly killed.Chicago Rec ord-Herald. A MISSMFESTIVAL Congregation of Princeton German' Lutheran Church Holds An- nual flission Festival. Rev. Briest of St. Elmo Delivers Two Sermons and Rev. Stamm Assists at Services. On Sunday the German Lutheran congregation held its annual home mission festival. In consequence of threatening weather the festival was held at the Princeton church instead of in Henry Holthus' grove as con templated. Rev. Briest of Lake Elmo delivered both the morning and afternoon ser mons and Rev. George Stamm, the pastor of the church, assisted at the services, which were attended by good-sized audiences. Rev. Briest's sermons were both impressive and eloquently rendered, and the congre gation listened to him with rapt at tention from the beginning to the end. A sum slightly exceeding thirty-six dollars was donated by the congrega tion for home mission purposes. The altar and pulpit decorations were of cut flowers interspersed with ferns and pretty evergreens and the choral selections were rendered by the congregation. Rev. Stamm, the pastor of the Ger* man Lutheran church, has, during his residence in Princeton, made many friends. He is an earnest worker and has succeeded in accomplishing much that has proved beneficial to humanity. May Seize Rockefeller's Private Fortune. When scoring John D. Rockefeller and his associates as "contamina tors of society," and calling the Standard Oil company a trust, Judge Landis fined it $29,240,000, he re gretted that the punishment was inade quate and outlined a course of pro cedure which may land several trust magnates in jail. He started to carry out his idea of prison sentence when he called a special grand jury for August 14 to investigate practices of the Chicago & Alton railroad com pany as involved in the oil case. is said that this prosecution will be made on the grounds of conspiracy, for which the federal statutes provide prison sentence of two years. John D. Rockefeller's private for tune may be seized to pay fines ag gregating $117,680,000. If the oil king fails or refuses to satisfy the judg ment of the federal court he is liable to indictment for conspiracy to do an illegal act, the government attorneys assert, and together with all other officers of the Standard of Indiana and the Standard of New Jersey, is liable upon conviction to imprison ment for two ears for each count of the indictments. The extreme liability of the two cor porations includes all counts in the pending eight indictments. Originally there were ten indictments containing nearly 5,000 counts. Two were quashed by Judge Landis. The re maining eight, inclusive of the one in which the recent fines were imposed, contain 4,422 counts. The penalty in each ease may be from $1,000 to $20,- 000. If the maximum is assessed in each count as in the 1,462 counts of the first indcitment, the sum of $88,- 440,000 will be added to the $29,240,- 000 already decided upon by Judge Landis. Sergeant Marshall Makes Good The Third regiment, M. N. G, took first place in the team match at Camp Lake^iew with a score of 3.238. The First regiment was second with a score of 3,174 and the Second regiment third with a score of 3,162. Sergeant H. D. Marshall, who represented Princeton in the shoot, made scores as follows: Marksman class, 126: sharp shooter class, 254 expert class, 315. A letter to Captain Caley from Sergt. Marshall says that he (Mar shall) has been selected as one of the ten men to go to Ohio next week and shoot against the crack shots of that state. This is an honor which not only Sergt. Marshall but Company of Princeton should feel proud of. Write Things Down. All persons find their memories de fective in some particular. If it is not dates that one forgets it is names, and the best help to memory is to write down the things one is apt to forget. Not that the memorandum is ever looked at againbut the act of writ ing a thing down is likely to impress it on the memory. Write it down somewhere now that you should order a case of golden grain belt beer or, better still, do it now before you have a chance to forget it. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by-Sjob lom Bros., wholesale dealers, Prince ton. -ts'V^t^&iSV^^ ISM j^.MZ'f %i PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AU6UST 8, 1907. FAIR WIL UE HELD Officers of Mille Lacs Agricultural As- sociation Decide to Hold Ex- position in September. Farmers' Horses Only to Participate in Races and No Entrance Fee Will Be Called For. Arrangements have been made by the officers of the Mille Lacs county Agricultural association whereby a fair will be held in Princeton on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sep tember 26, 27 and 28. It has been de cided by the association that five hun dred dollars will be offered in pre miums for exhibits, and that a series of horse races will be held in which none but farmers will bp permitted to take part. No entrance fee will be re quired for these races. This last decision of the society is a meritorious one, as it excludes those fellows who make the county fair chcuits with their fast horses and carry off the money which rightfully belongs to the farmers. If the farmers are treated rightly they will put forth their utmost en deavors to make a good showing in every department at the county fair they will take pride in raising the finest products possible but if out siders are permitted to participate in the horse races a lack of interest will naturally be the result. Frank Peterson Sells Interest Frank Peterson has disposed of his interest in the blacksmith and wood working shop of Peterson & Nelson to his son Oscar. The retirement from blacksmith work was rendered abso lutely necessary in consequence of a muscular affection of Mr. Peterson's right armFrank found himself inca pable of longer continuing the swing of the heavy hammers. Mr. Peterson has rented the north store in the new Brands' block and will place therein when the building is teady a complete line of gentlemen's, ladies' and children's shoes. Oscar Peterson, who succeeds his Jainer, is_^23^9?9isclass mechanic and can be relied upon to treat his pa trons with the same fairness as his predecessor. The name of the new firm will still remain the samePeterson & Nelson. Held for Grand Jury. Sam Davis was on Tuesday ar raigned in Justice Norton's court charged with gross misdemeanor The offense consisted in taking from the barn of Frank Smith on Saturday night, without Smith's permission, a team of horses and buggy, and in smashing such buggy and doing in jury to one of the horses. It seems that the horses ran away, turned over the vehicle and badly damaged it. One of the horses was also much cut up. In default of furnishing $200 bail Da\ is was committed to the Hennepin county jail to await the action of the grand jury at the October term of the district court. Sheriff Shockley took the prisoner to the refrigerator on Tuesday. Prof. Marshall Selected. At a meeting of the sehool board of Princeton Independent district No. 1 on Monday evening Professor J. C. Marshall of St. Charles was engaged as superintendent for the coming term. Mr. Mai shall has been superintendent of the St. Charles schools for the past seven years and comes highly recom mended. There were nine applicants for the position. A reorganization of the school board was effected and the officers who served last year retained. They are as follows: G. A. Eaton, presi dent E. L. McMillan, treasurer J. J. Skahen, clerkall highly compe tent men. The other members of the school board are W. H. Ferrell, R. D. Byers and A. W. Woodcock. The Philippine Laundry. I am glad to get back home," said the bronzed young soldier, "because I'll be able to get some washing done now. They don't understand washing in the Philippines. "They don't pretend to get the dirt out of your clothes. They take them down to the riverthe water is salty souse them in, lift them out, lay them on a board, and pound them full of holes and break all the buttons with big stones that they hold in each hand. To conclude, they smooth them out with a stick.'' Self-Winding Watches. Watchmaking is no longer what it used to be," said a collector. "Where will you find today artists making and selling readily watches worth $2,500 apiece? "Brequet was the greatest watch maker the world has ever seen. He was a Swiss, but lived in France. The watch collector who hasn't a Brequet timepiece has a sadly incom plete collection. Brequet watches were the acme of beauty, of originality and of ac curacy. One played a tune every hour, another had on its dial little figures that danced, a third was a self winder. "They were very ingenious, those self-winding watches. The motion of the body in walking kept them wound. I have a Brequet self-winder, and sometimes, out of curiosity, I carry it for a week or two. My stride winds it, it never runs down, and it keeps after all these years, fairly good time. I sometimes wonder why none of our modern watches are made on this old self-winding model." THE HYGIENIC REFINER. Invention of Joseph Craig Which Prom ises to Revolutionize Milling- Industry. The hygienic refiner, invented and manufactured by Joseph Craig of this place, is a machine which promises to revolutionize the milling in dustry. It performs instantaneously that which formerly took six months to accomplish. That is, it ages new flour and renders it perfectly white in addition to removing all impurities which may therein be contained. This machine is of very simple con struction, consisting of a drum, three or four small attachments and a vessel containing a noninjurious acid, but the work it accomplishes is marvelous. Mr. Craig has obtained a Canadian patent on the device and expects to shortly receive a patent for this coun try. At this time the woodwork for the machines is being made by C. O. Moore of Princeton and the castings are being furnished by a St. Paul firm. Orders for machines aie pour ing in daily and Mr. Craig could readily dispose of a hundred if he had them on hand. It is well worth ones while to call at the Princeton Roller mills and see the invention in operation. Fell Into Cellar. Last night at about 9:30 Norman Andress of Downing, Wis., fell into the basement of Martin Brands' new building and received severe internal injuries. The young man told the Union this morning that he and a companion were standing on the side walk talking when it commenced to rain and he stepped back to take shelter in the Brands' building and fell through an opening into the cellar, a distance of something like ten feet. He said that it was almost pitch dark at the time and impossible for anyone to see the opening. His companion secured assistance, carried him to the Commercial hotel, and -Dr. Armitage was summoned. The pa tient will probably be taken to the Northwestern hospital. The two men were on their way to Wahpeton, N. D., by team, where they intended going to work, and stopped over here for the night. "Why Discontinue the Route? The discontinuing of the mail route between Milaca, Onamia and Cove is causing no end of comment and much dissatisfaction in the north end of the county. There never was a time when a daily mail service to Onamia was more necessary than at present. The new arrangement discommodes a great many people, and leaves a large sec tion of country south of Onamia with out any mail facilities whatever. There is a splendid road between Milaca and Cove, much the best high way leading to Mille Lacs lake, and not a single valid reason can be ad duced for discontinuing the route. The present arrangement for deliver ing mail at Cove and Onamia is very unsatisfactory to the business men of those places and puts a damper on new enterprises. The old route from Milaca to Cove should be re-estab lished without delay. Fair Project Sleeping But Not Dead. At Brookings, S. D.. the county fair association recently sold its old fair grounds and purchased a twenty acre tract more centrally located at $200 per acre. That is what we call enterprise. Brookings is not much larger than Princeton and certainly it is not surrounded by a better farming country. We still believe that the public-spirited bankers and business men of Princeton, assisted by the progressive farmers of the vicinity, will raise the money necessary to se cure permanent grounds and neat sub stantial buildings for the Rum River Valley Agricultural Society in this place. Anyhow, after the grain is harvested another attempt will be made to awaken interest in the per manent fair project. The Meanest of Reptiles. A hypocrite is the meanest thing that crawls.Chicago News. V-2S5 Jf VOLUME XXXI. NO. 33 WEEK ATJsLK LAKE Many Campers and Others Rusticate at Pratts' Park and Enjoy the Beauties of Nature. riembers of Camp O. W. Y. D, P. Go Forth to Serenade and Fill the Air With Discord. Many people took advantage of the fine weather prevailing during the week to visit Elk Lake park and there are also a goodly number of campers there. Among those sojourning at Camp "D. W. Y. D. P." are Miss Lillian Kaliher (man of the house), Misses Kathryne Kaliher, Belle Grant, Bertha Dugan, Eva Hatch, Princeton Miss Cecil Corey, Elk River Mrs. Earl Kaliher, Minneapolis. The Sun day visitors to this camp were Earl Kaliher, Harry Gallinger, Minneap olis Thos. Kaliher, Clyde King, Charles Brace, Joe Craig, D. A. Kaliher, Tom Klovstad, Clair Smith, Princeton Misses Maud Haven, Hattie Stenz, Cora Haven, and Messrs. Carl Davis and William Staples, Elk River. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Skahen and son, Serenus, broke camp on Monday morning. During their stay they en tertained Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Brown, Minneapolis R. Szymanski, and the Misses Neumann of Princeton. Mrs. G. A. Eaton and daughter Avis returned to Princeton on Mon day after a period of five weeks at the lake. Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Grow and family are still camping at the lake and George and Arthur Mclno are guests at the Pratt residence. Rev. J. W. Heard and Mrs. Heard and Mr. Heard's brother and wife are occupying one of the cottages at the lake. The members of the "D. W. Y. D. camp, led by Earl Kaliher, created a pandemonium at midnight on Saturday that could be heard five miles distant. Gathering together tin pans, cow bells unmusical brass in struments of various descriptions, megaphones, etc., the Dowhatyoud' pleasers went forth to make night hideous. Dressed as Indians, ghosts and tramps they went from camp to camp and turned on a din the concus sion from which almost threw people from their bunks. Mr. Pratt was awakened and, thinking that a fire had started somewhere in the park, rushed forth with his arms full of chemical extinguisher bottles and a long hose wound around his neck. Everybody was awakened with the ex ception of L. N. Grow, who slept through it ail and even assisted, un consciously of course, in the trumpet ingfor Mr. Grow was at that time producing a series of snores which shook the flaps of his tent. The charivari throughout was wonderfully and frightfully executed. Several strings of fish consisting of pike, bass, croppies, sunfish and pick erel were taken from the lake during the week. Ckippewas in Luck. Each member of the Chippewas in Minnesota within a few years will re ceive from the federal government at least $2,600, according to the report of Former Senator William O'Neill of Wisconsin, who for some years has had charge of the timber operations on ceded lands in Minnesota. His headquarters are at Cass Lake. His report shows that during the past three years 420,000,000 feet of timber has been cut from Indian lands valued at $3,2000,000. Standing pine on ceded lands that is sold totals 250,000,000 and there is 400,000,000 feet standing and as yet unsold. There are in Min nesota 7,500 Chippewa Indians. The aggregate value of their ceded lands and the timber left standing on them is estimated at $12,000,000. Adding the value of the allotted lands to this, gives a wealth of $2,600 for each of the 7,500 Indians. Sandy Lake News. E. Grant of Sandy lake has had great success with his hay harvest, having put up 65 tons of the finest grass he ever saw. His corn is also in splendid condition. A new stereopticon and a new phonograph has been ordered by Mr. Grant and he will shortly start for a tour of Minnesota with his specialty show. Mr. Grant is a good show man, a good old soul generally, and should meet with success. People from many parts of the coun try have visited Sandy lake during the week and a number of nice fish have been taken. Should Be Careful. When a man sneaks upstairs with his shoes off he should be careful that he doesn't drop them on the family cat. 1 9 4 1