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OLD SETTLER DEAD Hugh Brown Passes Away at North- western Hospital From Effects of Apoplectic Stroke. Funeral Held Yesterday Afternoon Under Direction of Princeton Lodge of Odd Fellows. Hugh Brown, one of Princeton's early settlers, died at the Northwest ern hospital in this village on Sun day evening at 7:50 o'clock from apoplexy superinduced by paralysis. Mr. Brown sustained the shock on the preceding Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the residence of Frank Lafavor in Baldwin, where he had for some time made his home, and on Friday morning he was taken to the Northwestern hospital. The funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church by Rev. J. W. Heard yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains were fol lowed to the grave in Oak Knoll cem etery by several relatives and a large number of the friends of the good old man. The ceremony at the grave was in accordance with the ritual of the Odd Fellows, the funeral having been under the direction of that order. Mr. Brown had been an Odd Fellow for fifty years. Among the relatives at the funeral from out of town were Mrs Cross and Mrs Wegsel of St. Paul, daughters of the deceased. Hugh Brown was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, of Scotch parents, in 1831, and was consequently 76 years of age. He came to America when a young man and took up his residence in the state of New York. In 1859 he was married in that state to Miss Eliza Hillis and in 1865, with his wife, came to Princeton and pur chased the house now occupied by John W. Goulding, where he lived a few years and then filed on a claim in Baldwin township at a point then known as "Mosquito Rapids" on the Rum river. He lived on this claim about five years, when he returned to Princeton and engaged in the black smith business, continuing in that occupation until 1887 or thereabouts. He then moved to Stonybrook dam, in Alberta township, on the west branch of the Rum river, where for three years he conducted a hotel for lumbermen. At the expiration of that time he sold the hotel to Townsend Bros, and went to Sauk Rapids. At that place he engaged in the general mercantile business, but upon the death of his wife, which occurred af ter a residence of five years there, he sold out, returned to Princeton and boarded with tenants who occupied his house near the West Branch bridge. There he made his home until the fall of 1905, when he went to live with Frank Lafavor in Baldwin and remained there until taken to the hos pital last week. Mr. Brown was an honest, reliable old gentleman and his career was one of industry and perseverance. He was in all respects a good citizen and his friends in this part of the country were many. One son and two daughters survive Mr. Brown, viz., Fred Brown, Prince ton Mrs. Anna E Cross and Mrs. Wilhelmina Wessel, St. Paul. He also leaves two brothers, William Brown of Baldwin and Thomas Brown of Pennsylvania The Football Game. That the young people of Milaca are enthusiastic in football was dem onstrated on Saturday, when a hun dred or more of them came down to attend the game between the Princeton and Milaca high schools. Among them were many young ladies and the majority of the visitors carried long tin horns which they blew lustily. Milaca certainly had a splendid re presentation of rooters on the grounds and they did their part well. Prince ton was upon this occasion again defeated, the score being 23 to 0. Milaca has good cause to feel proud of its high school football eleven. Rev. Swertfager Attends Convention. Rev. George A. Swertfager spent last Thursday and Friday in Minnea polis attending the general convention of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. This organization has chapters in thirty six colleges and universities, includ ing Amherst college, where Mr. Swert fager graduated before beginning his course in a theological seminary. Co-operative Creamery Probable. D. R. Webster and H. G. Gulickson of Minneapolis, who are interested in three state banks and six creameries at different points in South Dakota, spent a few hours at this place yester day looking over the town with a view to establishing a creamery here. Mr. Webster stated to the writer that he knew of no more promising lo- cation for the establishment of a creamery, and if the farmers of this vicinity showed any disposition to co-operate in the matter Onamia would have a good creamery in oper ation and ready for the shipment of butter by the time trains are running through here to Duluth on the new Soo line, which he thought would be about September 1, 1908. Messrs. Webster and Gulickson have, so they stated, a very fair and simple plan for the organization of a co-operative creamery company' and they expect to return shortly and take the matter up with the farmers here. They stated that a showing to our farmers of what can be accom plished with a creamery here cannot fail to interest and stimulate them to action, and that it is more than likely that a company will be organized and a plant established as above stated. Mille Lacs Pioneer. GOTTWERTH HUNTS DUCKS. Goes to Big Hog and Finds He Left Uunstock at Home. "I'll show some of these braggarts how to kill ducks!" Thus spake Herr Gottwerth as he started, with his wife, toward the Big bog early Sunday morning. Arriving at the place of destination he alighted from the buggy and requested Mrs. Gottwerth to wait in the rig for him about twenty minutes. "In that time I cal culate I can shoot a buggy load," declared Herr Gottwerth. And away he went plodding through the swamp. Seeing a flock of ducks afar which was headed toward him he opened up his gun case and began to prepare for action. He pulled the barrels from the inclosure and then reached for the stock. But lo, there was no stock there. He had removed it at home to oil it and forgotten to re place it in the case. At about that time ducks were passing over his head in myriadsthey were so near and yet so far to Herr Gottwerth. A short distance to the south, how ever, he descried two other hunters, and as the ducks passed over them these nimrods brought down a goodly number. Herr Gottwerth hurried to the place of execution and induced the boys to part with twelve mallards for fifty cents apiece. Rushing back to the buggy he complained that his luck had not been so good as he ex pected, "but," says he, holding up the bunch for his wife to admire, 'I guess I have enough for a couple of meals." When the boys who killed the ducks returned to town they gave the story away. Back From the Wilds. Elmer Earley and Fred Goulding returned from the Big Fork country on Friday, where Mr. Earley has a claim. The boys were in the wilds for several weeks and had to depend largely on their guns for fresh meat. "Partridges were plentiful," says Mr. Earley, "and we killed a couple of bear, but the most toothsome morsel we obtained was a porcupine. The next time we go into the wilderness we will make endeavor to bring back a moose. We saw several herds of these animals and almost came within shak ing-hand distance of a big bull, but the law of course prevented us from sending a bullet into its heart at that time." Dr. Cooney Called to Mora. Dr. Cooney was called to Mora on Friday by Dr. Lewis for consultation in a case where the patient, Miss Skoogland, was suffering from ab dominal abscess and blood poisoning. Dr. Cooney came to the conclusion that the only chance of saving the patient's life was by means of a sur gical operation, which he performed. A telephone message received yester day by Dr. Cooney from Dr. Lewis conveyed the information that the pa tient was improving Killed in Collision. Last evening the remains of W. D. Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Young of Dalbo, arrived here from Kensall, N. D., where the young man was killed in a railroad wreck on the Soo road early Monday morning. Mr. Young was a locomotive fireman on a freight train which collided with a passenger at the Kensall water tank. He was 24 years of age. The body was taken by team to Dalbo and the funeral will take place today. Henri Avery Pleased With Results. Henri Avery is one of those pro gressive young men who places great faith in advertising, and he is well satisfied with the results emanating from his use of the Union's columns for that purpose. He is doing a remarkably fine business con sidering that the fall trade has scarce ly opened up. Mr. Avery knows how to advertise and is reaping the benefits. See his new ad in this number. WORK APPRECIATED Reception Given in Honor of Rev. J. W. and Mrs. Heard at ilr. and firs. H. H. Farnham's. Event in Form of Welcome Upon Re- assignment of Rev. Heard to Princeton Pastorate. A reception was given by the Ladies' Aid society of the Methodist church on Friday evening at the res idence of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Farn ham in honor of Rev. J. W. and Mrs. Heard. The event was in the form of a welcome, Rev. Heard having been assigned by the bishop to the Prince ton pastorate for another year. More than fifty persons gathered at the Farnham residence upon the date above mentioned to make manifest their appreciation of the good work which their pastor and his estimable wife had performed during their resi dence in Princeton and to heartily welcome them for another term. The program for the reception had been prepared by Mrs. Guy Ewing and it proved to be delightfully enter taining. Miss Nellie Schlenter ren dered a vocal solo and responded to an encore while Miss Taylor gave a reading. The rendition by both young ladies was of a high order of excellence. Mrs. H. H. Farnham added largely to the evening's enter tainment by the execution of several numbers on the piano in her usual in imitable manner. Light refreshments of a delicious nature were served by the ladies and the reception throughout was truly enjoyable. The decorations of the Farnham home were of autumn leaves and house plants. Rev. Heard and his good wife have made a large number of friends dur ing their residence in Princeton and not only the congregation of the Methodist church but the people gen erally are pleased to know that they will remain here for a time. The Balloon Race. The latest information pertaining to the aerial race which started from St. Louis on Monday says that the Ger man balloon, the Pommern, which landed at Asbury Park, yesterday, is probably the winner. Its record is 880 miles and its time forty-one hours. The Dusseldorf (German) seems to be second, having made 825 miles in forty hours. The America made 750 miles in forty hours, the St. Louis 720 miles in thirty-eight hours, the Anjou (French) 700 miles in forty hours, the Abercorn (German) 680 miles in thir ty-nine hours, the United States 650 miles in twenty-five hours. The dirigible balloon or airship races started yesterday afternoon. The Way They do Business. Messrs. Petterson and Keith were over from Princeton, Saturday eve ning to attend a directors' meeting at the First National bank. They came in an auto at their customary p. d. q. gait deposited a passenger at the railway station five seconds before train time whirled back to Wabasha street supped at the restaurant were at the directors' table a moment later and at 9 p. m. shot out of town for Princeton, with two bull's eyes of glaring light on their dashboard, il lumining the road for a full mile ahead of them. That's the way they do business.Cambridge Indepen dent-Press. A Bad Piece of Road. The road from Henry Holthus' cor ner to the village limits on the east side is in a deplorable condition. This piece of highway is traversed more than any other two roads lead ing into Princeton. It would not cost much to give this road a coating of straw or slough grass. In behalf of hundreds of Mille Lacs and Isanti county farmers the attention of the town authorities is called to this sandy stretch of highway. Not Going: Out of Business. The story having been circulated that J. F. Sullivan had sold out his business at the Riverside hotel he (Mr. Sullivan) asks us to state that he has no intention of relinquishing such business. The interest purchased by Louis Pierson of Baldwin from Frank Smith was merely in the build ing* Root. Clark's Celery Crop. In consequence of the lateness of this year's spring Robert Clark was prevented from raising his usual crop of celery, that is, he was unable to successfully bleach but a small quantity in so short a season. Mr. Clark is an expert in celery raising in fact he can raise almost any vege table or fruit that will take root. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1907. THEPOTATO MARKET flarket Inclined to be Weaker but Re- ceipts at Warehouses Larger Than Previous Week's. Shippers Greatly Inconvenienced by Car Shortage and Railroad's Suspension of Transfer. The local potato market is some what weaker in town than last week, but the receipts at the warehouses have been much larger. Shipments have been small in consequence of car shortage and the warehouses, with few exceptions, are being fast filled. "Unless relief comes soon in the shape of cars," says W. H. Ferrell, "we will be compelled to discontinue buying for a time." Orders have been issued by the Great Northern road that no cars which call for transfer in the twin cities will be received until the con gestion in the yards has been relieved. This means that shippers here can only load Great Northern cars for points on that road and have to take chances on securing foreign cars for shipments over other railways. The situation is particularly embarrassing and if such condition continues, say the buyers, it is bound to result in lottter prices. T*he American Society of Equity agent at this place has put a con siderable quantity into the cellars this week, but so far has not made any shipments. This looks like a wise move, as the shortage in the potato crop throughout the country should, in the natural order of things, result in higher prices later in the season. Most of the farmers in this locality have finished digging their potatoes. Prosperous and Contented The following address was made to the farmers' national congress at Oklahoma City, Okla., by President John N. Stahl: "The year drawing to a close has been one of unusual seasonable vicis situdes. In some sections heavy crop losses have resulted from insects and unseasonable weather-, yet because tif higher* prices' the farmers of the \United States will receive almost or quite one billion dollars more for their crop than they did last year. I can congratulate you on your great material progress for the year. "Unlike that of the captains of high finance and stock manipulators, our wealth is clean. Every dollar made means that much more to feed and clothe mankind, that much more for comfort and happinses. "Our wealth is made in close co partnership with the Almighty Being. Our wealth is made in harmony with the laws of nature. Our wealth is wealth created, a gain, wealth where that much wealth did not exist before. But we are not to be congratulated alone on our wealth. No other class is being so thoroughly and widely educated in the broadest sense of the word, no other class has such pro vision for education in its special work "We have some fifty experiment stations and some fifty colleges, high ly equipped and liberally supplied with funds. "In our country homes are still found the simple, sweet old faith. In them the Bible is read and the highest morals are inculcated. "Truly in the farmers is yet to be found that trianing that produces the highest type of manhood and woman hood and upon which the country must rely.'' A Great Institution. With a gift of $100,000 as a nucleus the trustees of the Union Printers' home will establish a fund for the con struction and maintenance of cottages and small buildings on the grounds of the institution for the care of the families of printers in the home. The gift is made by a Colorado Springs woman whose name is withheld for the present. The trustees also officially created the tuberculosis sanitarium of the Printers' home. Advertising Minnesota. An illustrated brochure advertising Minnesota is being sent out by the state immigration commissioner. It contains farm, summer resort and other scenes, and among them we note a half-tone of a clover field near Princeton. There is no better soil on earth for raising clover than Mille Lacs county and more of it is being planted every year. A. S. of E. in North Dakota. A Crookston special to the Duluth Herald says: M. S. Blair, one of the well-known farmers of North Dakota, living at Ojata, passed through here Saturday on his way to Indianapolis to attend the fifth annual convention of the American Soceity of Equity, which convenes in the Hoosier capital tomorrow. He said: North Dakota will be represented by twenty dele gates at the convention, which will be made up of some 2,000 farmers from every section of the United States. The society now has a membership of nearly 11,000 in North Dakota and it is expected this number will be in creased to 20,000 or two-thirds of all the farmers in the state before the first of next year. Mr. Blair, who is one of the active workers in the or ganization, is quite enthusiastic over its future. In discussing its growth he said the weather this year had been quite a factor in effective assis tance to one of the chief objects of the societythe prevention of a glut in the market and a consequent drop in the price by rushing large quantities to market at once. PYTHIAN SEWING CIRCLE. Meeting at Mrs. Rutherford's and Surprise Party at Mrs. Roadstrom's. The Pythian Sewing Circle held its first meeting since organization at the home of Mrs. M. S. Rutherford on Thursday afternoon and immediately after assembling the ladies set to work with needle and thread and turned out several useful articles. Having worked like busy bees for two con secutive hours the members repaired to the dining room, where Mrs. Ruth erford had in readiness an ."excellent dinner. The meeting was declared by the ladies to be the most delightful event they had attended this season and Mrs. Rutherford received many encomiums for the splendid manner in which she had entertained them. In the evening the circle surprised Mrs. P. L. Roadstrom, one of the members, the occasion being her first wedding anniversary. Progressive whist was played and Mrs. Road strom presented with a quilt-piece of dimity. The hostess served fruit and at midnight the party disbanded, every one having enjoyed a very pleasant time of sociability. The Pythian Sewing Circle has twelve charter members. A Special Thanksgiving Offering. We desire to remind the many friends of Miss Frances Franklin of the splendid services she has given in various communities as teacher in the public schools, and of the effort she has alway put forth in assisting the best causes wherever she has labored. No one within the limit of our ac quaintance has worked with greater zeal, or exerted a nobler influence than Miss Franklin. The scholars by the hundreds, who have been so for tunate as to receive her instruction, will voice this sentiment. It is generally known that, while studying in a university a few years ago, preparing herself for wider fields of usefulness, her health failed so that she was compelled to abandon all work of any kind. For three years she has suffered intensely, and is now a victim of complete nervous prostra tion, rendering her practically help less. She has spent all her means in futile attempts to regain her health, so that she could continue the work that was near her heart. All these efforts have been in vain, and she is now entirely dependent upon her friends. She is now living near her old home in Wyanett. Her friends in this com munity will exert themselves to their utmost in her behalf, and take this opportunity of inviting those in other localities to join with them in a Thanksgiving Offering for her, one that will be worthy of our estimable friend, worthy of the faithful record she has written in her life's service, and worthy of her more fortunate friends. Let us make this a true Thanksgiving Offering, the expression of our grateful hearts, that the dark and lonely hours of our friend may be brightened by the cheering knowledge that she is held in happy remem brance. Committees have been appointed in various localities including the fol lowing: Mrs. George Smith, Cam bridge Mr. Eric Moody, East Cam bridge Mrs. P. M. Peterson, Stanch field Mrs. Jay Smith, Spencer Brook. Kindly send your offering to one of the above mentioned persons, if pos sible, as early as Nov. 18, after which they will be sent to the under signed. These, together with local and other offerings from a distance, can then be presented to Miss Frank lin on Thanksgiving Day. Mrs. Orville Thompson, (Wyanett) Princeton, Minn., Route 4. Jumped on Spud. W. H. Ferrell jumped off a sack of potatoes on Tuesday, struck his right heel on a spud and sprained an ankle. Now some of the boys are mean enough to say that Bill has the gout. VOLUME XXXI. NO. R. HERUTH MARRIED Takes Unto Himself as Wife Miss Mar- tha Kranz, a Young Lady of Crown, Isanti County. Marriage Ceremony is Performed at Home of Groom in Greenbush by Rev. Geo. Stamm. Rudolph Heruth and Miss Martha Kranz were married at Greenbush by Rev. George Stamm of the German Lutheran church on Thursday after noon, October 17. The wedding ceremony was performed in the home owned by the groom, where the young people now reside, and was attended by many relatives and friends of both parties. Miss Baumann of Greenbush and Miss Hirt of Crown were the brides maids while H. Thesmer of Minneapo lis and Otto Kranz of Crown attended the groom. Otto Kranz is a brother of the bride. A gown of blue silk was worn by the bride and she carried a nosegay of white roses. The bridesmaids were attired in white and carried carna tions. A wedding supper was partaken of at 5:30 o'clock and the decorations of the festal board consisted of autumn flowers and evergreens, giving a very pretty effect. Many gifts were be stowed upon the young people by those in attendance and a number of presents were received by mail and express. The bride is one of Crown's fairest and most esteemed young ladies and the groom an industrious young farmer of Greenbush township. State News. From five acres of land, says a newspaper dispatch, Thomas Morri son of Kelliher gathered nearly 1,800 bushels of potatoes, besides several thousand heads of cabbage and a large amount of other vegetables. A bold burglary occurred at Clo quet, when O. J. Fryklund & Son's jewelry store was robbed of $400 worth of watches. By mistake the articles were left in the display win dow and. the glass was broken by the burglars. A team consisting of forty bulls, with a half-mile cable rope running through a tackle block, is being used in the vicinity of St. James for mak ing ditches. The animals drag an immense plow that turns up a furrow four feet wide and two to three feet deep. By the will of the late John D. Ludden, a Minnesota pioneer, which was filed for probate last week, $15,000 is bequeathed to the University of Minnesota for the benefit of needy students and $1,000 to Tuskogee normal and industrial institution at Tuskogee, Ala. Quo warranto proceedings to test the legality of the creation of Mahno men county last year have been brought in the supreme court. The writ is returnable December 19, and it is probable that then a referee will have to be appointed to take testi mony in the case. William B. Hayes, in whose capture all Osseo is said to have participated, must spend four years in the state prison at Stillwater as the result of his burglarious raid on the town. He pleaded guilty to breaking into the Great Northern freighthouse and a hardware store in Osseo, and he was sentenced by Judge John Day Smith. Hayes admitted that he had served nineteen months in state prison for grand larceny in the second degree. Burglars madp a big clean up at Lake Crystal early Tuesday morning. Five stores were broken into and all money in the drawers and cash regis ters taken, but just how much is not known. At Thomas & Jones' hard ware store, razors and scissors were taken Frank Bartlett's jewelry store, Hammond gold watch and two gold cases taken: John ,Williams' shoe store, one pair of shoes Hans Moe's and Jostoph Rask's saloons, money gone. No due was left for the police to work upon. J. B. Hoover of Richville was awarded $4,750 by a jury in the dis trict court at Detroit for tfie Joss of an eye under peculiar circumstances. Mr. Hoover was employed in hand ling lumber for the Nichols-Chisholm company and was sent into its black smith shop to repair a broken tool. In endeavoring to weld the iron he was struck in the eye by a bit of red hot steel that had been loosened by his blows. The injury cost him the sight of the eye, and he took the ground that the company was liable for the reason that its foreman had ordered him to do work for which he had not been employed and with tools with which he was not familiar. He brought suit for $10,000 damages. sh