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A GOOD WOMAN DIES Mrs. Chas. Elder Succumbs to Typhoid Pneumonia After an Illness of About Two Weeks. Mrs. Elder was a True Christian Lady and was Held in High Esteem by the Community. Mrs. Jennie H. Elder, wife of Charles Elder, died at her residence in north Princeton on Friday, Decem ber 13, from typhoid pneumonia. She had been sick from the disease about two weeks and at the time of her death had reached the age of 59 years, 8 months and 4 days Funeral services were held at the family residence on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in accord with the ritual of the Lady Maccabees, of which order Mrs. Elder was a member, and Rev. J. W. Heard preached the sermon. The solemnities at the grave were con ducted by the Lady Maccabees. Relatives who attended the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. John A. Brown, Grand Rapids, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Case and Mrs. Wm. Watson, Anoka. Mr. Brown is a brother of Mrs. Elder and the two last named ladies sisters of Mr. Elder. Mrs. Elder was born in the state of New York on April 9, 1848, came to Princeton in November, 1860, and resided here to the day of her death. She was married on May 7, 1881, to Charles Elder, who survives her. Two brothers and two sisters also survive the deceased, viz., Walter A. Brown, Princeton John A. Brown, Grand Rapids Mrs. Perry Bullis and Mrs. George W. Harter, Prince ton. Mrs. Elder was a member of the Methodist church and of the order of Lady Maccabees. She was a gener ous, kind-hearted lady, ever ready to lend a helping hand to her neighbors in their hour of affliction or to per form any other work of charity within her power. She led a true christian life and was always the happiest when she could be of service to others. She will be long remembered by her many Iriends. A Tribute to Mrs. Jennie Elder. God, in His infinite mercy, has taken from our midst a most esti mable woman, a kind, good friend and neighbor who will be greatly missed. Her life was given to her home cares she always kept open house. Her friends were ever welcome. She was an active member of the Maccabee order and ready and willing to do her share in all pertaining to lodge work. The past three years of her life has been given to caring for the motherless children of a niece, and most nobly she filled the mission, giv ing them the tender, loving care of a mother. My heart goes out filled with sincere sympathy and sorrow for the bereaved husband and sisters, and especially to those dear little ones who have lost a second mother. Mrs. J. N. Rogers. [CONTRIBUTED BY A FRIEND Weep not that her trials are over Weep not that her race is ran, (jrofl grant we may rest as calmly When our work like hers, is done Till then we yield with gladness Our sister to Him to keep, And rejoice in the sweet assurance That He giveth His loved one sleep Northern Minnesota JS ^ot All swamp. There is too much geneial advertis ing of drainage for the boundary line counties. One would think from read ing reports and sayings of drainage engineers that the whole county was a swamp and settlers have hard work to keep their feet dry much less to find a spot high enough to make into a gar den. True, in Roseau county, there is a system of drainage being carried on which will benefit lands along the Roseau river and certain portions in the northwest end of the county, other wise drainage is a matter of second ary consideration with the balance of the county. How do you suppose that a population of over 14,000 prosper in Roseau county if conditions were as some so-called government engineers picture themRoseau Times. First Wheat to Elk River Mill. William Wilson and son came down from Orrock last Saturday with the first load of wheat from that town for the new mill. They had a load of 50 bushels and got an even dollar a bushel. Mr. Wilson says the farmers are pleased at having a mill here again, as it means the restoration of the old time grain market, which he pronounced the "best in the country." Elk River Star News. Fleet Leaves for Pacific. The baokbone of the American navysixteen first-class battleships under command of Rear Admiral Robley D. Evansset sail on Monday for the Pacific ocean, a 14,000 mile cruise. Parading in review before the president of the United States, and saluting as they went, the stately white vessels drew anchors from the rendezvous ground at Hampton Roads, steamed out of the famous old Virginia capes and were lost to view on the southeastern horizon, filmy black clouds of coal smoke telling the last visible vestige of the departing fleet. At ten knots' speed they went, turning their backs on the coast which so long has been their home, and headed for the eastern end of the West Indies. After threading their way among the reefs of those islands, the fleet will bring up at Trinidad on Christ mas eve, the first stage of its journey at an end. ERNEST SELLHOKN PROMOTED. Elected First Lieutenant and Sergeant H. D. Marshall Succeeds Him. On Monday evening Company G, Minnesota National Guard, at its regular meeting elected Ernest H. Sellhorn first lieutenant to succeed G. R. Caley, resigned, and Sergeant H. D. Marshall was elected to the rank of second lieutenant to fill the position rendered vacant by promo tion of Ernest Sellhorn. Following the election the boys partook of an oyster supper prepared by the company cooks and served by white-aproned militiamen who waited upon ,the tables with remarkable precision. A smoke social wound up the evening's celebration of the elec tion. Pretamlngr to Public Schools. President W. A. Shoemaker of the St. Cloud normal school, one of the committee to select proper library reading, has forwarded a list of books which he especially recommends for the various grades from primary reading to the high school course. It is a well chosen list of 200 or more books from the general catalogue. By consulting it school boards and teachers can simplify their labor to a great extent, and still feel that they are getting the best books. Some changes have been required in the heating and ventilating appa ratus in several of the state aid schools. Wherever notified as to the new requirements the school boards have taken up the matter and Mille Lacs county can boast of modern equipped school houses. There are some who still cling to the old box stove and window system of heating and ventilating, however. It is only a matter of a few dollars expenditure to change from foul air to pure, healthful air in the school room, and school boards which have not already done so are looking up the matter. It is only a question of a short time when every school house in Mille Lacs county will be on the lust as hav ing good, pure air for the little ones to breathe. It is health and comfort to our pupils and why should there be any delay'? The school house in district 35, north of the Freer place, is about completed. It is a neat structure, and school will open there after the holidays. District 36, north of Brickton, will probably build a neat school house within a short time. Guy Ewing, County Superintendent. Valuable African Tree. One of the striking results of the gradual settlement of hitherto uncivil ized parts of the world by white races is the discovery of many new vege table products. One of these is a tree which produces an eatable fruit and its seeds contain a fatty substance like butter. In our own country the rich grain of barley is most valauble when malted into that delicious beveragegolden grain belt beer. It makes rich, red blood and strong nerves. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjoblom Bros., wholesale dealers, Princeton. New Benches at Depot. A marked improvement has been made at the Great Northern depot in Princeton by the installation of new seats in the waiting rooms. The benches are well made, of a neat pat tern and comfortable to sit upon. The Great Northern management has always been favorably inclined towards Princeton. It built one of the best depots on the road here, in stalled electric lights and many other conveniences, and keeps the depot equipment right up to date. Washington a Poor State to Locate In. Oscar Road strom returned yester day from Oneida, Washington, where he has worked for the past two years. He says he has had a great sufficiency of Washington and will not go back, that there are many men out of work there and that the country is not what it is cracked up to be. 0. E. S. CONVENTION School of Instruction for District No. 2 Held in Princeton on Friday Afternoon, Dec. 13th. Ladies of Local Rebekah Lodge Serve Dinner of Choice Viands in the Odd Fellows Hall. One of the most notable events in Eastern Star circles this year was the convention held at the Masonic hall in this village on Friday. This con vention was in the nature of a school of instruction, and to the efforts of Mrs. H. C. Cooney is largely due the materialization of the gathering. The meeting was called for district No. 2, which includes St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Little Falls, Clear water, Royalton, Mora and Prince ton, and each place was ably repre sented. At 1:30 the convention was called to order by Mrs. H. C. Cooney, deputy grand worthy matron, who delivered a brief but pointed address on the work in hand and offered several valuable suggestions for the good of the order. Mrs. Mary McClure of Milaca fol lowed with the address of welcome, which was responded to by Mrs. Chas. Sehlin of Mora. Both speeches were well rendered and received the applause of the convention. Mrs. Cooney, in her offiical capa city, then invited all past and present matrons and patrons to take seats in the east. Immediately after the seating of these officers Kedron chapter exempli fied the opening of the chapter and also the initiatory work in a manner which showed familiarity with the work undertaken. A solo was then rendered by Mrs. Foss of Milaca in a very creditable manner. The solo was entitled "Isle of Love" and Mrs. Foss was accom panied on the piano by Mrs. Albert Allen of Milaca. A short recess was then taken, which was immediately followed by a resumption of work. Mora chapter exemplified the work of balloting and closing the lodge and following this came a question box and the discus sion of such interrogatories as were placed therein. Mrs. Mary C. Taylor, grand secre tary, was present and gave a highly interesting and instructive talk on the work of the order and the benefits derived therefrom. It was a speech which contained many valuable points and was attentively listened to. Mr. Mclllhargey, worthy patron of Mora, was then given a rising vote of thanks for his efforts on behalf of the order, and the secretary was instructed to stamp a copy of the resolution calling for such vote with the seal of Kedron chapter and forward the same to the worthy patron. Mrs. Cooney was also given a rising vote of thanks as an appreciation of her efforts in securing a school of in struction for the district and her efficiency in conducting the same. Throughout the convention Miss Georgia Campbell presided at the piano and at intervals rendered selec tions in an admirable manner. Preceding the convention dinner was served in the Odd Fellows' hall. It was prepared by the ladies of the Rebekah lodge and consisted of several courses of the choicest viands the market affords. The Rebekahs had put forth their best efforts and the dinner was declared by all to be one of the finest they had ever par taken of. The convention throughout was in every way a complete success. It was instructive and as a social event it could not be surpassed. J. W. Orton Talks of Lake Country. J. W. Orton was down from Onamia Tuesday on business and called at the Union office. Mr. Orton tells us that he expects to see the grade on the Soo road finished to Onamia within a week or ten days. Speaking of the bank at Onamia Mr. Orton says that it appears to be doing a good busi ness and that it is of material benefit to the business men and farmers. Mr. Orton believes that there is a prosper ous future in store for the lake country. Forefathers' Day. Rev. George A. Swertfager at tended the Forefathers' day meeting of the Minnesota Congregational club at Plymouth church, St. Paul, on Monday. The principal speaker was Rev. H. P. Dewey, D. D., the new pastor of Plymouth church, Minneap olis, who came this fall from Brook lyn, N. Y. His subject was "The Puritan Preacher and His Message for Our Day." PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1907. ,5h 1t\6ii* UNITED INJARRIAGE nr. S. Petterson and Mrs. Watle W. Ross Take Wedding Vows in riinneapolis Tuesday. nr. and Mrs. Petterson Leave on Same Day for California to Spend Winter flonths. S. Petterson, senior, and Mrs. Wafcie W. Ross, both of Princeton, were married at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at the Rogers hotel, Minne apolis, Rev. George A. Swertfager of the Princeton Congregational church performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Petterson were the wit nesses. The parlor in which the rites were solemnized was tastefully decor ated in red and green. Mr. and Mrs. Petterson left upon the evening of the same day for Cali fornia, where they intend passing the winter. Many friends of Mr. Petterson and Mrs. Ross were at the Princeton depot on Tuesday morning to bid them farewell and emphasized their good wishes with showers of rice, old shoes, etc., besides pasting a hundred: or more hearts upon the baggage of their departing friends. Fishermen's Luck! Jim Hartman, George Rice and a number of others were out spearing pickerel on Sunday and succeeded in landing upwards of twenty good sized fish which they placed in a heap on the ice near them. It seems that the ice at this place was particularly thin and when the boys gathered around the fish to count and admire them the ice would not stand for itit cracked and settled on the bottom. While the water was not very deep where they went down it was of sufficient depth for the pickerel to swim in, and most of them were alive. They of course jumped at the opportunity to scoot and scooted, and out of the pile but three were saved. These were small ones and the boys were so disgusted with their luck that they threw them away and returned home empty handed and waterlogged. Jim Hart man contracted rheumatism in his game leg and George Rice lumbago in his back. All declare that never more will they go fishing on Sun day. Seven Loaves for Twenty-Five Cents. From now on we will give seven loaves of bread for 25 cents. The reason we can give you seven loaves for 25 cents without cutting down in weight or quality is easily explained. We sell a great deal of bread besides shipping to neighboring towns, and by selling so much it makes it pos sible for us to make this offer to the public. Along with this we wish to call your attention to the fact that we carry the best line of pastry baking in town and a small purchase of our goods as a trial will undoubtedly convince you that this statement is a true one, as well as getting value received for your money. Hunt's bakery is new, neat and clean and stands ready to satisfy the wants of the trade both in fancy and plain baking. Your cakes for Christmas will receive prompt attention if you place your order with us. Hunt's Bakery and Lunch Room. Fire in Greenbush. A house owned by Samuel Orton in Greenbush was consumed by fire on Saturday afternoon at about 4 o'clock. The greater portion of the furniture was also destroyed. The house was occupied by A. G. Orton, a son of Samuel Orton, and he was at home with their two children when the fire occurred. An insurance of $1,200 was carried on the house and $500 on the furniture. Miss Dahlstrom, a school teacher who boarded at Mr. and Mrs. Orton's lost all her posses sions. The fire originated from a defective flue. Injured While Skating. While Willie Walker was skating on the river Rum on Saturday evening he collided with a quartet of other boys who were skimming the surface at a terrific speed hand in hand. Willie was coming down the stretch on a one-foot balance, and the bump which he sustained rendered him unconscious for a time besides inflict ing a gash above one of his eyes. He also 'sustained a contusion oi the face. Merely Cautions. Many a man is credited with being moral who is merely cautious.Chic ago News. Territory to he Enlarged. The Duluth division of the United States land office department, at present in charge of Chief Samuel J. Colter, is to be more than doubled in size by the addition of the Tenth divi sion of the inspection department, which includes North and South Dakota. The Tenth division will be abolished entirely, and the two districts will be consolidated under the title of Field division, No. 8, the number of the present Duluth division. Head quarters will beat Duluth, and Mr. Colter will be chief of the whole divi sion. Present headquarters of the district, located in Fargo, N. D., will be done away with, and Duluth will be head puarters for the entire division. It is expected this will mean more clerks for the local inspection department and possibly larger quarters in which to do business, for already the Duluth office is crowded for space. A MILLE LACS TIMBER CASE. Jury Awards Plaintiff $2,538 as Damages for Trespass Committed. Quite a number of Princeton people have been in attendance before Judge Morris in the United States circuit court at St. Paul for a week past as witnesses in two timber trespass cases. Frank and Harry McClellan cut and banked over 1,000,000 feet of logs two or three years ago on land west of Page. Mr. G. A. Eaton backed the McClellans and the log-maric was re corded in his name. The logs were sold to the Foley Bean Lumber Co. of Milaca. Lowell Chadbourne, as agent, alleged that the McClellans had trespassed on land owned by his principals. Suit was brought against the Foley Bean Co. A. Y. Merrill of Minneapolis appeared for plaintiff and Harris Richardson of St. Paul for defendants. The St. Paul Dis patch of the 16th inst. has this to say of the cases: "The last case on the civil calendar for this term, and which was opened today, is a similar one to the one which has just been concluded against the Foley Bean Lumber company. "Ella Perkins Pillsbury is suing the lumber company to recover $15 per thousand for 165,000 feet of lumber which it is claimed the defendants cut off her lands in Mille Lacs county. "Because it is parallel with the case which was terminated in favor of the plaintiffs last Saturday it was thought that the case might be settled, but the defendants elected to stand trial. "The ]ury trying the case of John S. M. Neill against the Foley Bean Lumber company returned a verdict or $2,538 in favor of the plaintiff late Saturday. "The case came to an abrupt ter mination when one of the witnesses for the defense testified that he had cut the timber off the plaintiff's land, for which the trespass action was brought. "The case had been on trial for two days, when Frank J. F. McClellan, foreman for the defendant company, was put on the stand. He was asked to point out to the jury just what por tion of the lands he had cut the timber off, and to indicate the same by means of a chart which had been prepared for the occasion. 'Well, now, I'm going to do the right thing,' remarked Mr. McClellan, as he stepped to the chart with a pointer in his hand. 'I cut the timber off of all of the lands represented by these yellow marks.' "Harris Richardson, attorney for the defense, threw up his hands, and the case went to the jury, which returned a verdict for the sum men tioned." Herman Lenz Trades Farm. Herman Lenz has traded his farm located about a half mile south of town to O. A. Dahlberg of Nye, Wis., for a general merchandise store and will leave here to conduct the same early in January. Mr. Dahlberg will then move onto the farm now occu pied by Mr. Lenz. Mr. Lenz owns 720 acres more of good land about seven miles from Princeton which he has rented. Some of his friends are of opinion that he will return from Wisconsin in less than a year. Jo Armitage Will Register. Joe Armitage will shortly register as a pharmacist, a new law passed by the last legislature and affirmed by the supreme court enabling him to do so. The law provides that all per sons who have worked at the drug business for fifteen years may register as pharmacists without passing the state examination. Thus Joe becomes eligible to entry. Annual Ball. On New Years eve, December 31, the Knights of Pythias will give their annual ball in Brands' opera house. Wilburg's orchestra will furnish music and a first-class supper will be provided. The K. P. ball is one of the events which is always looked for ward to with interest. TOLUME XXXI. NO. 52 BIRTHOFTHE SAVIOR Anniversary Will be Observed With Special Services in the Various Churches of Princeton. Sunday School Children Will Give En- tertainments and Christmas Trees Will be Provided. Congregational. Services in commemoration of the birth of the Savior will be held in the Congregational church on Sunday next and a program of appropriate music will be prepared. On Christmas eve the Sunday school children will present a cantata entitled "Around the World with Santa Claus" As the name implies, it is a production especially adapted to the occasion, and the fact that Miss Huse is conducting the rehearsals is a sufficient guarantee that it will be efficiently rendered. The children will be dressed in the costumes of various nations and the songs will pertain to each nationality represented. A ship will be erected on the church platform and in this ship Santa Claus is supposed to make his trip around the world and visit many countries. Methodist. Christmas services will be held both afternoon and evening on Sunday in he Methodist churchmorning at 10:30 and evening at 7:30. Excellent musical programs have been prepared and Rev. E. Copper, presiding elder, will deliver the morning sermon. The evening sermon will be peached by the pastor, Rev. J. W. Heard and his subject will be "The Incarnate Christ. On Christmas night a cantata entitled "Entertaining Santa Claus" will be presented by the Sunday school children and this will be pre ceded by an introductory program of instrumental and vocal music and a fancy drill. A Christmas tree will also be included in the entertainment. The event promises to be of more than ordinary attractiveness. German Methodist Christmas s?j KISS ^VL oe he'd in* the German Methodist church on the anniversary of Christ's birth at 10:30 o'clock in the forenoon and the Christmas sermon will be preached by the pastor, Rev. Koenig. Upon the preceding evening the annual Christmas eve festival will be held and the Sunday school children will give an entertainment consisting of songs, recitations, etc. A Christ mas tree will also be provided. German Lutheran. Services will be held in the church on Christmas day at 10:30 and also upon the following morning. Rev. George Stamm will preach the sermon at both services. On Christmas eve a service will be held in the church and a Christmas tree provided for the little ones. An entertainment consisting of songs, recitations, etc., will also be given by the Sunday school. Catholic. Three masses will be celebrated at St. Edwards Catholic church on Christmas morning, at 7, 8:30 and 10 o'clock. A program of special music adapted to the occasion has been pre pared and the church will be appro priately decorated. Whitney's Smoke Disseminator. Mail Carrier Whitney is continually introducing novelties into the postal service. He has now installed a coal stove in his mail wagon which throws out a volume of smoke as dense as that from a locomotive when it is being fired up. Farmers can now tell when Mr. Whitney is within three or four miles of their residences by the smoke he makes and they can tell whether he is coming or going. But he says there is one disadvantage. He has to maintain a pretty lively trot all the time in order to keep the smoke from chasing him out of his vehicle. A Child's Wit. On Tuesday a little tot was coming down First street carrying a Teddy bear almost as large as herself' when a dog came up and growled at the stuffed Theodore. The little girl tightened her hold on her pet and, scolding the dog, remarked: "Go away you naughty doggie, Teddie can't bear to be frightened." Merely an instance of the unconscious wit of children. Saturday's Horse Auction. Emmet Mark on Saturday conducted the horse sale at Ans. Howard's barns for the Dickinson Horse com pany. Mr^ Watson, representative of the company, was also at the sale. Some good western horses were solcU 9 r* i.