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B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81-00 Per Tear.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
-ts'V^t^&iSV^^ ISM j^.MZ'f %i
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
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
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
"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."
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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