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Congregationalist Sunday School Chil-
dren and Christian Endeavor
Society Holds Picnic.
Campers and Visitors Capture Large
Number of Fine Bass, Pick-
erel, Pike aad Sunfish.
Rev. Swertfager preached to a good
ized audience in Elk Lake park
pavilion on Sunday afternoon. The
reverend gentleman's work is much
appreciated by the campers and vis
itors at the lake.
Among those at the lake during the
week were T. S. Morrell of Cedar,
Minn., president of the Minnesota
state union A. S. of E., who passed
Sunday there Edward Harms of St.
Paul, who was the guest on Sunday of
the McNee brothers, and Oswald King
and wife, who were guests at the Grow
The "D. W. Y. D. P." campers
pulled tent pegs on Friday and dis
banded. They had been at the lake
about a week and had made every
moment count so far as real enjoy
ment was concernedswimming, wad
ing, fishing, bog trotting, feasting,
climbing trees and other diversions.
On Thursday they landed 29 pickerel
and 10 blackbassthe biggest string
that old Elk has given up this season
Bertha Dugan landed the largest fish
a pickerel weighing 18 pounds 2
ounces, and she had the time of her
life landing it. It jumped into the
boat a couple of times and then
jumped out again, Bertha eventually
catching it for keeps by sticking her
fingers into its gills while Lillian
Kaliher held her by the waist belt.
The members of Camp "D. W. Y. D.
P.'' speak in high praise of Mr. Pratt,
who did his utmost to enhance their
pleasure, and say that nest year they
will sojourn at Elk Lake park for at
least a month.
Guy Ewing landed a twelve-pound
pickerel on Tuesday and J. C. Herd
liska captured a fish of the same
species almost as large upon the same
Hugh L. Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. K. U.
Dunn, Miss Grace and George Dunn
rusticated at the lake on Tuesday.
Miss Grace captured the largest pike
a seven-pounder, George brought
in the biggest string and Hugh
landed a nine-pound pickerel. ''Bob'
returned from the fishing grounds
with an empty frog box and a sun
burned complexion. Hooks were too
Fish are biting this week, perhaps,
better than at any previous period of
the season and it is no trick at all for
a person to catch the legal limit.
If you can prssibly get away you
Will enjoj a few days' vacation at
Elk Lake park.
Congregationalist Picnic.
On Tuesday the Christian Endeavor
-society of the Congregational church
and the Sunday school children held
their annual picnic at Elk Lake park.
The party was under the superinten
dence of Rev. George Swertfager, and
Rev. Swertfager certainly knows how
to conduct a Sunday school picnic.
Themembeis of the Endeavor society
iurmshed the basket lunch and all the
best edibles obtainable were provided.
The party left Princeton in a bus,
a float and other conveyances, enjoyed
the day in various diversions at the
park and returned in the evening
feeling that the time had been well
S. of E. Organizes in Haitiv\ In.
The American Society of Equity of
the town of Baldwin was organized
on Monday e^ ening at the town hall
by T. S. Morrell of Cedar, Minn.,
president of the Minnesota state
union. The society starts out with a
charter membership of 16, the officers
and members being as follows: H. B.
Fisk, president: Everett E. Hamilton,
vice president William T. Hannay,
secretary G. A. Johnson, assistant
secretary Martin Rossing, treasurer
E Grant, J. F. Wheeler, C. L. Camp
bell, E. Higgins, L. R. Pierson,
William Trunk, T. F. McCracken, J.
H. Angstman, Charles Judkins, Jon
athan Pierson, John Newburg.
The next meeting will be held on
Saturday evening, August 24. H. B.
Pratt of Elk lake, president of the so
ciety of Zimmerman, will address the
meeting. Everyone is invited.
Business Activity at Milln Lacs Lake.
From all about the lake come re
ports of unusual business activity,
which indicates that the building of
the Soo line into the country is hav
ing a wholesome effect on business
interests all about the south shore of
the lake. Opstead, Wahkon, Cove,
Onamia and Vineland are each an
important link in a single chain,
IT A T7"P which should be so drawn as to bind ATIP17TX7 ni7
which should be so drawn as to bind
the different points together in one
common causethat of developing
and building up the entire lake coun
try, and, in so far as possible, Mille
Lacs county in general. The inter
ests of the different points are too
closely related to admit of any room
for the demon of jealousy, and the
settlers at the various points should
realize that every attempt on their
part to knock or in any manner ob
struct the upbuilding of the neighbor
ing town will only result in weakening
the whole chain and retard their own
progress. With boosting all along
the line, all the different points will
prosper and grow and the inhabitants
will reap happiness. With knocking
all along the line, all will drag along
in a slow, tedious, poky, manner.
Therefore let your words of praise be
big enough and broad enough to
reach at least half way around Mille
Lacs lake.Mille Lacs Pioneer.
Was a eteran of Civil "War and Pioneer
of Northwest.
Charles D. Tuthill, a respected citi
zen of Anoka county, died at his home
in Blaine township on the afternoon
of the 6th inst.
Mr. Tuthill was born in Newberg,
N. Y., March 10, 1832. He came west
in 1857 and located in Dodge county,
this state. Later he removed to Texas
but came north at the outbreak of the
war in 1861, and enlisted in the 10th
Minn. Inf. At the close of the war he
returned to Dodge county, where he
was married in 1869. He moved to
Anoka county in 1882. Mr. Tuthill
served as judge of probate of Dodge
county and also represented that
county in the legislature. His wife,
three sons and one daughter sun ive
him. Mr. Tuthill was a well-informed
man, took a lively interest in public
affairs, was exceedingly patriotic and
intensely loyal to his friends.
Fish Escaped Fisherman Hooked
Many fine pickerel have been
dragged from the Rum river within
the past week but the largest of course
got away. Washburn, the fence man,
and a companion were trolling in the
stream a few days ago when a monster
pickerel made a strike for the former's
tion of brush. "You caja't fool me
that way'" ejaculated Washburn and,
giving his companion the line to hold,
he slipped off his clothes and dived
for Mr. Pickerel. Washburn found
the fish, hooked his fingers under
neath its gills and pulled it toward
the water's surface. This was more
than the fish could stand for, so it
made a sort of italic movement and
escaped, at the same time driving the
spoon hook into Washburn's right
hand. Washburn was then towed to
shore by his companion and the hook,
after much difficulty removed from
his hand.
About Chewing.
Gladstone's forty chews have been
added to from time to time by diffei
ent medical authorities who advise
that the chewing process last until the
food is reduced to a liquid. It is safe
to say that ninety-nine persons out of
a hundred swallow their food before it
reaches the liquid state. For a real
liquid food golden grain belt beer is a
valuable aid to digestion. Order of
your nearest dealer or be supplied by
Sjoblom Bros., wholesale dealers,
An Extensive Circulation
That the Union has an extensive
circulation is evidenced by the fact
that Mr. William Frazier recently re
cehed a letter from Bunting Hawkins,
manufacturing pharmacist of Bor
denton, N. J., to the effect that he
(B. H.) had learned through the col
umns of the Princeton Union that he
(Mr. Frazier) was a suffeier from
rheumatism, etc.
Fractures Collar Bone.
Miss Leona Waron, while climbing
over the Indian mound at Elk Lake
park on Tuesday, fell and fractured
her left collar bone. She was brought
home by Mrs. G. A. Eaton and Dr.
Armitage reduced the fracture. When
Miss Waron met with the accident she
was in attendance at the Congrega
tional church annual picnic.
First White Child Born in County.
Mrs. J. D. Chase and daughter of
Minneapolis were visiting friends in
Princeton the first of the week. Mrs.
Chase's maiden name was Twitchell
and she was the first white child born
in Mille Lacs county With her hus
band she moved to Minneapolis
twenty-four years ago and has since
that time continued to reside there.
Consolation for Trouble.
There is always the law of compen
sation to console our troubles. The
price of sewing thread is going up,
but then there is a chance of reduction
on the price of champagne, so the
public ought to be satisfied.-^Balti-
more American.
County Board neets in Adjourned
Session and Passes Upon a,
Big Batch of Petitions.
Decides to Advertise for Bids for Com*
pletion of Road Between Town
of Princeton and Milaca.
The Mille Lacs board of county
commissioners met in adjourned ses
sion on Tuesday, August 13, all mem
bers being present, and concluded its
work on Wednesday, August 14.' A
synopsis of the proceedings follows:
The application of John F. Lind
quist for permission to sell intoxicat
ing liqours in the town of New
Onamia was granted.
Petition of F. M. Tilley and others,
praying for a public ditch in the town
of Greenbush, was rejected.
The petition of Henry Hess, wbo
prayed to be set off from school dis
trict 5 to 7, in the town of Greenbush,
was granted.
Hearing was had on the petition of
Chas. Stark and others for the form
ation of a new school district out of
districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 and prayer
The petition of Fred Eggert and
Wilhelm Sellhorn for a resurvey of
section 5 in the town of Princeton was
read and a hearing ordered for Sep
tember 24
A petition was presented asking |or
the annexation of township 41 range
25 to the town of Isle Harbor. P
tember 24 was set as the date for^hear
ing upon such petition.
The new plat of Isle, in the town, of
Isle Harbor, was presented for Ap
proval, but in consequence of failure
to designate angles of base lines be
tween monuments, action was post
A petition for the formation of a new
school district out of districts 14, and
12, in townships of Bogus Brook and
Princeton was presented and hearing
ordered for September 24.
Hans Olson petitioned to be set off
from school district 11 to 32 and hear
ing was set for September 24.
granted an auctioneer's license. ~~-*&
It was decided to advertise for bids
for building the incomplete parts of
the road starting at the southeast
corner of section 18 in town of Prince
ton and running north to Milaca. The
board of county commissioners will
meet at Long Siding on September 25
at 10 a. m. to receive bids for letting
of such contract.
Commissioner O. H. Uglem was ap
pointed a committee to supervise the
building of the Taylor bridge and see
that the conditions of contract were
carried out in accord with specifica
The board adjourned to Friday,
September 24.
Take a Fishing Trip to the Falls.
Most business it combined with
pleasure leads to success. All busi
ness ground out in desperation fails in
time. Fifty-five miles of \irgin wood
land, rich in soil and rich in timber,
can be traversed by writing to Ed
mund G. Walton, 114 South Fourth
street, Minneapolis, for a permit over
the construction route of the Northern
Pacific from Big Falls, Minnesota, to
Little Fork. At Little Fork a large
and commodious steamer takes you
33 miles up Rainy river to Interna
tional Falls. Total expense from
Minneapolis $7.85 Now then, what
will you see? A new country with
marvelous possibilities, a water power
of 30,000 horse power, 5,000 million
feet of pine and sprucea farming
country with soil as rich as the rich
est in Iowa, an ideal climate, a net
work of lakes and streams filled with
all the usual varieties of fresh water
fish and money to be picked up for the
asking. Read Christopher Columbus'
report of America to the court of
Spain or "Monte Christo" and you
will then partly understand what the
riches of Koochiching county really
are. No one really knows what wealth
there is there, but a little fishing trip
will open your eyes and tell you more
than all the writing in the world.
Write at once for itinerary of trip,
with suggestions, etc. 34.37
New Lumber Supply House.
Wahkon is to have a lumber supply
house to be kno.wn as the "Wahkon
Lumber Company." The incorpor
ators are Charles Keith, Thos. H.
Caley and Peter M. Morneau. The
concern will begin business on Thurs
day, August 15. Wahkon is fotunate
in securing this concern as they are
all men of means, and it is certain
that Wahkon will have as large and
well kept a lumber supply house as the
town and growing country will war
rant.Mille Lacs Pioneer.
PTA\TP T/lTT\T "PAT "PIT TO TVP i T\ snhonl districts in
Pioneer Business Man of Northwest
Passes Away at St. Joseph's
Hospital in St. Paul.
Was Founder of Village of Foley and
to Him is Largely Due Pros-
perity of That Place.
John Foley of Foley, Minn., widely
known throughout the northwest
through his long business career as a
member of the firm of Foley Bros.,
railroad contractors, died Sunday
morning at St. Joseph's hospital, St.
Paul For several weeks before his
death he had been suffering from
Mr. Foley was not married. He had
lived for twenty-five years in the town
of Foley, which he founded and de
veloped from a small settlement to a
place of importance among the villages
of the state. Besides his connection
with the firm of Foley Bros., he was a
member of the wholesale grocery firm
of Foley Bros. & Kelly, St. Paul,
and president of the Frst National
Bank of Foley. He was well
known in twin city business
circles. Three brothers, who are his
business partners, and four sisters
survive him. They are Timothy,
George and M. H. Foley, all of St.
Paul: Mrs. Catherine Sheehan, St.
Cloud Mrs. Ellen Hall, Foley Mrs.
Hannah Maloney, Perth, Ont., and
Mr# Mary Ramsey, St. Paul.
John Folej was born in Lanark
county, Ontario, in February, 1842.
He came to Minnesota in 1882 to join
his brother, Timothy Foley, who had
settled in the portion of the state
where the town of Foley is located.
The funeral was held on Tuesday at
9 a. m., from the residence of Timothy
Foley, 545 Summit avenue, St. Paul,
and services were held at the cathedral
at 10
Michael Mahoney of Princeton, who
had been an intimate acquaintance of
Mr. Foley for many years, attended
the funeral and says that it was more
largely attended than any he had ever
been pre&enat,__ __
aj- foleyleffc a considerable por
tion ofhis-estate to charity.
A Canine lngrate.
Some time ago an emaciated tramp
dog appeared at Father Levings' resi
dence and that gentleman took pity
upon the animal and fed it. Tne dog,
knowing that it had found a friend,
stayed around the premises and re
ceived food daily until it fattened and
became sleek. Then one day when
Father Levings was about to enter his
house the dog jumped at him and
chased him from the grounds. This
goes to prove that the human family
is not the only one in which ingrates
are to be found.
In L.o\e With Minnesota.
Mr Hugh C. Dunn, after a sojourn
of two weeks here, left for his home in
Philadelphia this morning. Mr.
Dunn is in love with Minnesota. He
says, I have traveled around a good
bit in the south and east and have re
sided in Philadelphia for eleven
years, but I must confess that no
place has impressed me more favora
bly that your beautiful state. I may
conclude to dispose of my business in
Philadelphia and become a permanent
resident of Minnesota."
M. S Rutherford. Closes Big Deal.
M. S. Rutherford, who, with his wife
and daughter, recently returned from
a six weeks'combination business and
pleasure trip to Oregon and Van
couver, says that he disposed of a
12,000-acre tract of cedar and fir to
an Iowa syndicate while away. "It
was one of the most enjoyable
trips I ever made in my life," declared
Mr. Rutherford, "and for a summer
outing I would advise people to run
up to Vancouver island, where the
climate is glorious."
W. H. FerreU Showered
W. H. Ferrell arrived from Alaska
last evening and was met at the depot
by a multitude of people, who show
ered him with riee which was provided
by Signor Bernard!, Mr. Ferrell's
bookkeeper. Bill had so much rice
poured underneath his shirt collar
that it trickled down into his shoes
and before he reached home he was
under the impression that he was do
ing penance. Mrs. Ferrell is expected
to arrive here on Friday.
Public School Matters.
Applications for state aid from
Mille Lacs county were sent in to the
department today, Aug. 14 Aug. 15
of each year being the last day for fil
ing said demands. There are nine
teen districts outside of Milaca and
Princeton that have complied with the
requirements and will draw aid this
Carelessness or negligence in send
ing in clerk's reports of some of the
school districts in this county is cer
tainly the limit. There are twelve re
ports not yet received at this office,
though it is stated plainly that August
10 of each year is the time stipulated.
Should clerks understand the law
clearly in this matter it is safe to
assume that they would report
promptly on time. Should they by
their negligence beat their districts
out of the state apportionment
for a year it is probable that
they would thereafter get their papers
to this office on the proper date
August 10 of each year. I have for
warded proper blanks to every school
clerk in this county, yet there are ten
who have not sent returns, and two
others only partially.
This is my last notice and those who
are so negligent as to let their dis
tricts lose thereby must atone to the
offended districts. Come on with your
reports, you clerks. Guy Ewing,
County Supt, of Schools.
Farmers' Picnic Will be Held in Central
Park August 25.
E. Grant will give a farmers' picnic
at Central park, Sandy lake, on
August 25, if weather is propitious,
and if not favorable on the following
Sunday. Mr. Grant says that he ex
pects to give an entertainment with
his gramophone and new big horn at
tachment at this picnic and that he
will, under no circumstances, permit
of rowdyism.
"Crop Inspector Collins of Iowa,"
says Mr. Grant, "having read in the
Princeton Union that I had the fin
est corn in Sherburne county, came
here to see it. He said it was the best
and cleanest he had ever seen,better
than that in [owa or central Ohio,
and that he would make known to the
farmers upon his return to Iowa what
Minnesota could do in corn raising."
By request Mr. Grant will tell the
American Society of Equity at the
Schmidt's district meeting next Mon
day night in a ten-minute speech, he
says, how to raise prime corn, such as
he grows, and prime potatoes.
Base Ball Notes.
The line up of the Princeton team
will be changed somewhat from now
The management is endeavoring to
make arrangements for a, tour of the
surrounding county fairs next fall.
The local baseball team claims the
championship of Isanti, Sherburne,
Benton, Kanabec and Mille Lacs coun
A return game will be played with
the Chamber of Commerce team in
the near future, also with the Monti
cello team.
As the expense is always great in
getting a down river team here it is
hoped that all lovers of baseball in
the surrounding country will attend
the game on Sunday.
Other games will be arranged, if
possible, with Lake City, Red Wing,
Hastings, Clear Lake, St. Cloud,
Hinckley, Staples, Sandstone, Pine
City, North Branch, Isanti and
Princeton will play the fast court
house team of Minneapolis, one of the
fastest amateur teams in the city.
This team will come up in an automo
bile on Sunday forenoon and return
after the game.
If Princeton was only a ball town
like Isanti the club would come out on
top in finances at the end of the sea
son. Over at Isanti they average a
thousand people to a game, while we
think we are doing well when we get
two hundred in attendance.
All members of the team are re
quested to turn out to practice this
and Saturday evenings.
Capsized by Turtle.
H. E. Harrington and son and Free
Bockoven, while fishing in Green lake
hooked an immense turtle which towed
their boat into deep water and cap
sized it. Free says that they eventu
ally landed the turtle and that it was
the largest he had ever seen, measur
ing three feet across the back. He
has chained up the amphibian in a
hog pen and is fattening it for Thanks
Frank Peterson's Shoe Store.
Frank Peterson will open his shoe
store in the Martin Brands' block on
or about September 15. Mr. Peterson
intends putting in one of the finest
stock of shoes to be found anywhere
and his prices will at all times be
found right. Frank is so well known
for his square dealing that he is
bound to succeed in his new enter
A Feminine Diplomat.
Our idea of a feminine diplomat is
a woman who knows how to manage
a manand at the same time keep
him from knowing that she is doing it.
Chicago News.
Annual Outing of West Branch Cream-
ery Association in O. Ugletn's
Grove on August 25th.
Professor T. L. Haecker of State Ex-
periment Station and Others
Will Make Speeches.
The annual picnic of the West
Branch Creamery association will be
held in Uglem's grove on Sunday,
August 25. The farmers should all
turn out upon this occasion and hear
Professor T. L. Haecker of the state
agricultural department tell what he
knows of cows, creameries and cen
tralized concerns. Mr. Haecker is one
of the best authorities on these sub
jects in the country. Other good
speakers will be present and deliver
addresses. It is expected that the
Milaca band, one of the best musical
organizations in the northwest, will
enliven the occasion with selections.
A baseball game will also be played
and refreshments served to the players
and speakers free.
This picnic promises to surpass any
similar event held by the West Branch
Creamery association. Every effort
is being put forth to give the general
public a day's entertainment which
shall combine both pleasure and in
struction. President Uglem, Superin
tendent Fox and other officers of the
institution are now engaged in mak
ing arrangements to this end.
The West Branch creamery is a
home institution, and should therefore
be patronized in preference to foreign
concerns, and Professor Haecker will
on Sunday, August 25, endeavor to
make clear to those in attendance the
reason therefor.
Whether you be a farmer or are en
gaged in any other occupation it will
pay you to attend the annual outing
of the West Branch Co-operative
A Puff.
"Talk about journalism," an old
newspaper man recently scoffed when
a reference was made to up-to-date
methods. "Why, the Arkansas Buz
zer, the sheet on which I got my
trainingmy insight^ you know
way back in 1872, had anything in
New York beat a block, easy. This
is. the way the Buzzer handled things:
One day the editor was out and an
old fellow came in and left a water
melon for him. When the editor came
in I called his attention to it.
"Say, isn't that a buster"' he ex
claimed. "We will have to do some
thing handsome for old Jones on the
strength of that. Write him up a nice
notice calling him a prominent citizen
and prosperous agriculturist and
head it with that cut of the fellow who
was cured of somethingyou know,
the one we were saving to illustrate
the article on Three-Finger Ike if he
is ever caught. You can pound it
some with the hammer if it isn't bat
tered up enough.Harper's Weekly.
To My Farmer Friends.
I have accepted the agency for the
Acme Harvesting Machine company.
This company is NOT in the TRUST.
The Acme machines have several su
perior points which no other machines
have and they are fully as durable as
any machine made and very easy run
ning. No side draft.
If you contemplate buying a rake,
mower, binder or stacker be sure to
see these excellent machines before
you buy. They are fully guaranteed
to give perfect satisfaction. We can
save you quite a bit of money, besides
getting one of the best machines on
the market. Cash or time. All RE
PAIRS on hand NOW that any other
concern can show up. This company
is here to stay. Located opposite the
Evens Hardware store, Princeton, and
at Long Siding. Call and see me.
Yours very truly,
J. A. Wetter,
Farmers' Telepone 162. 33-4t
Ball Game Next Sunday.
Company will play the Minneap
olis Court House team on Sunday
next, August 18, at the Princeton fair
grounds. The game will be called at
3 o'clock sharp in the afternoon and
Snymanski will officiate on the mound
for the home team. If you are desir
ous of witnessing a hot and heavy en
counter you should attend.
Catholic Church Social.
People in large number turned out
to attend the ice ceram social given
by the Ladies' Altar society of St.
Edward's Catholic church on the court
house lawn last evening. The Prince
ton band played several selections
during the progress of the social and
the evening was enjoyed by everyone

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