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10UNTAINJCLIMBING Members of Board of Education Are Entertained by Teachers of the Whittier School. Quests Find Themselves Confronted With Some Hard Propositions During the Evening. The members of the school board and their wives recently received in vitations from the teachers at the Whittier school to go ''mountain climbing" and to meet for that pur pose on Saturday evening At the appointed time Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Skahen, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Mc Millan, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Eaton and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Woodcock were on hand at the school house, but none of them knew of what this mountain climbing" was constituted. They were entirely in the darkat sea, as it were. It transpired, how ever, that it was a pretty little joke played by the teachers upon the board members and their better halves. It was entitled "Prom the Kindergarten to the University." and following is the order of its procedure: The guests were all given small note books and pencils and then conducted by Supt. Marshall to the kindergarten room, where they were commanded to be seated on dinky chairs used by the tots. They obeyed the order, although it was difficult for most of them to do so. When seated they certainly pre sented a laughable picture, especially Messrs. McMillan and Woodcock, who were obliged to crane their necks in oider to look over the tops of their knees. In this room, presided over by Miss Tomkins, the guests were asked questions which were sticklers for sup posed tots and some of them fell down on the interrogations. The class was then taken to Miss Huse's room, where more difficult questions were propounded next, to Miss Davis' department, where, among other things, a pig had to be drawn. Some fearful monstrosities were portrayedpictures that a pig would turn up its nose at. The guests wound up their examination in Miss Margaret A. King's room, where they were put through a course of syntax and poetry. It goes without saying that the poetry was, wellfierce. After this the books were gathered up and passed upon by the critics, Misses Blanche Byers and Bertha Woodcock, who found Mr. McMillan entitled to 90 points and there fore the prizea pretty book. The points ran in numbers from 30 to 90. Refreshments in the form of ice cream, cake and orangeade were then served to the guests. This "mountain climbing" innova tion was one of the most unique enter tainments ever given by the teachers and proved a source of much amuse ment from beginning to end. It was a continuous series of surprises that would have made a cat laugh had one been present as an eyewitness. A Surprise on the Captain Captain Caley's comrades in Com pany G, attired in full dress uniform, together with several ex-members of the organization, gave him one of the most delightful surprises of his life on Monday evening. Forty-five strong, they marched to the captain's resi dence and filed into his presence un expected and unannounced. There they presented arms and the spokes man of the company made known that the boys had not come for the purpose of arresting their superior officer, but to do him honor upon the seventh anniversary of his enlistment into the company to which he had proven a credit "and to show our apprecia- tion," said the spokesman, "we here with present you with a slight token in the shape of a writing desk." At this point two of the privates wheeled in the desk from the hall. Capt. Caley thanked them for their kind remembrance and requested them to be seated. It was then decided that cards be the feature of the even ing and Mrs. Caley served delicious refreshments at 11 o'clock. The cele bration continued until it was almost time for the little birds to arise and sing praises unto God. Chad Returns From the Tropics. Ex-Chief Justice Chadbourne, or "Chad," as he is familiarly known hereabouts, is home again and looks as chipper as a chipmunk in the springtime. He has grown at least ten years younger and has a com plexion as fresh as a June rose after a shower. Chad tells numerous stories of his adventures among the natives of the West Indies, and some of these narratives would make a man's hair stand on end like bristles on a Texas razorback. We promised not to publish these thrilling adven- tures, however, as Chad feared that, should we do so, a black hand emis sary would be sent here to assas sinate him. Mr. Chadbourne doesn't like the southtoo confoundedly hot for him. Then again, he couldn't make the dagoes understand him, and this was mighty inconvenient, too, for it led to miles of unnecessary travel and a re sort to unparliamentary language. "The black-skinned runts made me so mad at times," says he, "that I was tempted to wade in and knock the eternal daylights out of eight or ten of them." During his absence Mr. Chadbourne visited Cuba, Porto Rico, San Do mingo, Haiti, Isle of Pines and re turned by way of New York. He also spent a month at his old home in Massachusetts. MASSACHUSETTS OR BRYAN George Fred Williams Thinks Gov. John son Should Fat an End to the Farce. In a letter to F. A. Pike of St. Paul, George Fred Williams of Bos ton tells how Bryan carried the Bay Tree state, and how the Associated Press and corporation-owned big daily newspapers systematically sup press the news. Mr. Williams ridi cules the candidacy of Governor Johnson and requests him to put an end to the farce. "At first thought I was surprised to get your wire this morning asking me to telegraph you the general result of our state primaries and the probable outcome of the convention, but I do not know why the press of Minnesota should be any different from that in Massachusetts, where the news which is favorable to Mr. Bryan is system atically suppressed. For example, in this section we have heard nothing of the Pennsylvania primaries, when I am informed by the president and secretary of the Pennsylvania Bryan league that they have carried the state by two-thirds in favor of Mr. Bryan and that the state conventions will put an end to Mr. Guffey's control of the democracy in that state. I thought, however, that the As sociated Press would not be so bare faced as to question or conceal the sweeping victory which the Bryan forces won in this state at the caucuses last Wednesday. In point of fact our fight was won a month ago, and after attempting at every point to find anoint in our armor the opposition was abandoned, and our caucuses merely registered the practically unanimous sentiment of the state democracy in favor of Mr. Bryan. "Gov. Johnson has had one partic ular friend in this state named O'Brien, who has been heralded as a Johnson leader here. In the six teenth ward of Boston he put in the only ticket which was pledged to John son, only to be most decisively de feated. In the whole state there is not a candidate or a delegateship who is opposed to Mr. Bryan. Our state convention will be undisputed and four delegates will go to Denver pledged to Bryan. All fourteen dis tricts will send unquestioned Bryan men, who will probably be likewise pledged. No one here questions that the thirty-two votes of Massachusetts will be first, last and all the time for William Jennings Bryan. "In this state of things Gov. Douglas, who had been an aspirant for presidential or vice presidential honors, publicly declared that he was a candidate for no political office. "A prominent conservative who re turned from political conferences in New York last week stated to me that in that state the Johnson candidacy was now regarded as a farce. Penn sylvania being against him, and Mass achusetts, which they impudently claimed for him, having already de cided Illinois having declared for Bryan, and the states surrounding Gov. Johnson having ignored his candidacy, it would seem to me as if there might be hope that Gov. John son, for the party good and as testi mony of his own loyalty, might with draw his name and thus bring a unanimous democracy to Denver to lay out a successful campaign. "Of course, no one denies Gov. Johnson the right to be a candidate, and it is much to be regretted that his present candidacy is generally regarded as under the administration of Mr. Thomas Fortune Ryan. This gentleman, as you have seen, has just been before the grand jury and testi fied how he and his associates looted their own corporations to obtain funds with which to oppose Mr. Bryan in 1900. "It strikes me that the first duty of every good democrat in the land is to disarm these men who pollute our party with their corporation funds, and it is much to be regretted that so good a man as Gov. Johnson, even unjustly, should be regarded through out the country as the recipient of favors from such sources." WEEK'S BALL GAMES flora Trims Up the Princeton Highs but Game is Nevertheless a Rattling Good Contest. Princeton Scrub Team Slams Regular Cambridge Nine Down Hard and Breaks Its Back. In consequence of backing out of the Foley high school team the Mora nine were secured for Saturday's game at the Princeton fair grounds, but the locals were again defeated although they played a rattling good game. The score was 5 to 2 in Mora's favor. In the second inning the Princetons began hitting the Mora pitcher and succeeded in scoring twice. Three wild throws on the part of our boys was responsible for their defeat not withstanding Mora was outplayed every minute of the game. A game will be played between the Milaca and Princeton high school teams in this village on Saturday afternoon next and an exciting scuffle is anticipated. The score: Princeton High School Roos, Shaw, ss Jesmer 3b Angstman, A 2b Cotten cf Kaliher If Berg rf Angstman Kaliher lb Totals Mora High School Brackett, Handshu, O Jones lb Dixon If Anderson cf Ravenscraft, 2b Handshu ss Stone rf Ahlquist 3b Totals 34. 5 3 27 14 1 Bases on balls Off Brackett 2 off Kbos 2 struck out by Roos 9, by Brackett 7 Batteries Roos and Angstman Brackett and Handshu Umpire Hass Scorer Calej Princeton Cambridge A picked up team of Princeton ball tossers journeyed over to Cambridge on Sunday and defeated the team of the latter place by the decisive score of 18 to 1. For the first six innings both teams played good ball but at the beginning of the seventh the Princeton boys landed upon Stone burg for three runs and in the eighth inning came back with eight runs more, finishing the game with two additional runs in the ninth. Fred Hass, who was on the rubber for Princeton, pitched a very good game and has the earmarks of a comerhe gives great promise of developing into a first-class box artist. Stone burg on the other hand was meat for the locals. Score by innings: Princeton Cambridge PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1908. AB PO A E 4 0 0 2 6 1 4 112 1 3 4 0 1111 4 0 1 i 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 2 0 3 1 2 8 0 0 33 i 5 27 10 6 AB PO A E 4 1 0 0 5 0 4 116 4 0 0 11 1 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 2. 1 2IS 00000010 01 Batteries: Cambridge, Stoneburg and Hendrickson: Princeton, Hass and Jess Angstman. Umpire Smith. Time 2 hours. Among those who accompanied the ball team to Cambridge were the fol lowing: Jay Rogers, Bert Bates, Al. Smith, Oscar Peterson, Ernest Moeger, Albert Anderson, Albert Lassard, Fred Stanley, Ed. Briggs and Wil liam Firth. Tigers vs. liimberbones. The Tigers sprang upon the Limber bones on Saturday and tore them to pieces, or rather downed them in a ball game to the tune of 35 to 4. Batteries: Schmidt and Umbe hocker, Enckson and Wagner. Hits: Umbehocker boys 2, Roos boys 2, Schmidt 1, for the Tigers, and one hit was made by the Limber bones. Death of Mrs. Hatcher. Mrs. Wm. Hatcher died at her home in this village on Friday evening at 8 o'clock, after a sickness extending over two years. She was 31 years of age. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence on Sunday after noon at 2 o'clock and the burial took place in Oak Knoll cemetery. Mrs. Hatcher is survived by a hus band, a son her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Swaim a brother and a sister. Comrades, Attention! Every member of Wallace T. Rines post 142, G. A. R., is expected to be present at the next regular meeting of the post, on Wednesday evening, May 13, as that will be the last meeting before Memorial day. Final arrange ments for the day's observance will be made at this meeting. By order, Charles Judkin3, Commander. A. Z. Norton, Adjt. Democratic County Convention. Democratic county convention at Milaca next Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock to elect six delegates to the democratic state convention at St. Paul next Thursday. Why not hold the pow wow at the witching hour of midnight? RULIEINTAX SUITS Judge Taylor Holds That Raise on Assessments in Milaca Town- ship is Justified by Law. Question Involved was Whether In- crease Could be /lade Without Notice to Defendants. Judge M. D. Taylor has handed down his decision in the twenty-five cases to enforce payment of taxes on real estate in the township of Milaca remaining delinquent on the first Monday in January, 1908, and in each instance finds for plaintiff. The de cision is as follows: Said several causes having been duly tried at the April term of court, J. A. Ross representing the county and Rolleff Vaaler the defendants, and the court having considered the same, it is ordered that judgment be entered in said proceedings against each of the twenty-five described parcels of real estate for the amount of taxes, penalties and interest sought to be en forced against the same. A note is appended to the decision which reads thus: The county board of equalization, without giving any notice, raised the assessment of each of the tracts of land involved herein. The answering defendants contend that this action was without authority and void and that the tax is illegal to the extent that it is based upon the increase made in such assessments. This identical question was decided in State vs. Cudahy Packing Co., 115 N. W. R., 645, published while these cases were on trial, which holds that the failure to give notice in such cases is a mere irregularity that does not affect the validity of the assessment. Hence the question involved was whether the valuation of land, which was raised by the county board of equalization, above the figures of the assessor and without notice, to $3.50 per acre, was in compliance with the statute. Polly Perkins and the Canary A don Whitney tells the following bi^d s.ory "Our parrot is getting to be a fright. We have a canary which is now laying eggs and it is so tame that the door of the cage is left open and the bird goes in and out whenso ever it pleases. Yesterday, when it was absent from its quarters our Polly Perkins reached through the open door of the cage, pulled out the canary's nest, eggs and all, and car ried it into its own cage. There it was later found sitting on the eggs, and when we tried to take them away it ate every one of them. Father is again threatening to assassinate Polly Perkins, but I hardly think he'll do it." W ill Mahoney Writes. A letter just received by Michael Mahoney from his son Will in Peru says that the smelter where he is working is 14,000 feet above sea level and that it either snows or rains at that altitude almost every day. Down in Lima, however, the thermometer now registers from 100 to 120 degrees in the shade. Will is in good health and expects to remain in Peru until his two-years' contract expires, but says that many of the men who went down with him have gone back to the states. They didn't like the country. Electric Power in Chili. Many projects are now under way or under consideration, for the utiliz ation of the numerous sources of elec tric power that are furnished by the streams descending from the Andes in Chili. Many people agree that for a table beverage nothing is quite so delicious as golden grain belt beer. It pleases the palate and satisfies the thirst. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjoblom Bros., wholesale dealers, Princeton. Socialist Meetings. Beecher Moore, the prominent socialist of Minneapolis, will address meetings next week and after as fol lows: At Oxlip, Sunday May 10, in I. O .G. T. hall at 3 p.m. at Brad ford, Grange hall, on Sunday evening at 7:30 Spencer Brook, in M. W. A. hall, on Monday evening, May 11 Wyanett in M. B. A. hall, Tuesday evening, May 12, and at Walbo, Wed nesday evening, May 13, in school house. A New .Land Corporation. .Articles of incorporation were on Tuesday filed by the M. S. Rutherford Land company, which has been estab lished for the purpose of handling lands and making loans in the Mille Lacs lake country. The capital stock of the company is 850,000 and the in corporators are as follows: M. S. Rutherford, Princeton, president Ira G. Stanley, Princeton, vice president F. M. Rutherford, Winona, secretary A. G. Osterberg, Milaca, assistant secretary John Westerberg, Milaca, treasurer. The headquarters of the new company are at Milaca, in the offices previously used by M. S. Rutherford. These offices have been remodeled, repainted and fixed up in first-class shape to meet the requirements of the business. John Westerberg will have charge of the office and be assisted by A. G. Osterberg, both good business men. Citizens of Milaca should, and no doubt do, welcome this new firm, for its members are all reliable men and thus can be depended upon to conduct business on the square. Mr. Ruther ford/the president of the company, has been engaged in the land and loan business in Mille Lacs county for the past seventeen years. DOG WAS MAD State Bacteriologist Discovers Negri Bodies in Head of Animal Killed. A dog, supposed to have been suf fering from hydrophobia, was recent ly,killed northeast of town and Dr. Neumann sent the head of the animal to the state bacteriologist for examin ation. On Saturday he received a letter stating that negri bodies, or rabies bacilli, had been found in the brain of the dog. This dog had bitten cows, hogs and chickens belonging to Walter Annis, a cow belonging to George Schmidt and several dogs. So far as known the dogs bitten have all been killed, and Dr. Neumann is keeping close watch of the cows and hogs for de velopments. No one seems to know to whom the rabid dog belonged. Horse Thieves at Work in Anoka Sometime between midnight Sunday night and 5 o'clock Monday morning thieves entered the barn of W. W. Stockwell and stole his brown horse and a single harness. They harnessed the animal to a two-wheeled cart which they had brought with them by harid and drove off with the outfit. On discovering his loss Mr. Stockwell followed the wheel tracks until they were obliterated by the travel near the center of town. Since then neither he nor the police have heard from the missing animal although word has been sent out to be on the watch for it. The horse was brown in color^wfth three white feet, a star on its forehead and had an -'A" branded on its left shoulder. The harness taken was brass mounted.Anoka Herald. Progressive Foreston. At a special election held in Fores ton village on Tuesday it was unani mously voted to donate to the Fores ton Co-operative Creamery company the building at present occupied by Bridgeman & Russell. The building is valued at $1,200 and was built out of saloon license money by the village of Foreston. Bridgeman & Russell have sold their machinery to the co operative creamery company for $2,500, and now the latter company, comprised solely of farmers, is ready to commence business. The Union congratulates the progressive citizens of Foreston and the farmers of the vicinity on their public spiritedness and enterprise. "Darktown" Sapper. Rev. Swertfager's '"boys"the Phi Alpha Pi society of the Congrega tional churchachieved a deserved success at their "Darktown" supper in the Cooney block on Friday night. The novel feature of the supper was the black-faced attendants, who had been skillfully touched up with burnt cork. A finer supper could hardly have been served and the receipts aggregated something like $45. Ames Family Returns Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ames and family have returned from Maine. Mr. Ames and son Monroe have gone to Seattle and expect to locate there, while Mrs. Ames and the smaller chil dren are guests of Mrs. Ames' sister, Mrs. T. J. Latta, at Elk River. They expect to leave for the west in a short time. Mrs. Ames was visiting friends in Princeton on Tuesday and Wednes day. Johnson-Swenson. Harry Johnson of Minneapolis and Miss Julia Swenson of Princeton were married at the parsonage of the Methodist church on Friday, May 1, by Rev. J. W. He^rd. The witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Bullis. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left on the Saturday morning train for Minne apolis, where they will make their home. Democratic Caucus. The democratic village caucus to elect four delegates to the county con vention at Milaca on Saturday even ing was held at the power house last evening and the following delegates were elected: Magnus Sjoblom, Wm. Neely, D. A. Kaliher and J. J. Skahen. Twelve votes were cast. MHNE50TA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. VOLUME XXXII. NO. 20 RESCUEDJY A HERO Mabel Meyer, Thirteen Years of Age, Saved From Drawing in Rum River by H. Wikeen. Youth Plunges Into Icy Current and Grasps Girl as She Goes Down for the Third Time. An accident in which Mabel, the 13-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Meyer, came near losing her life occurred in the Rum river, near the Umbehocker residence, on Sunday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock. At the point where the accident oc curred a large flat-bottomed boat was moored and several girls had boarded the craft. They were enjoying them selves as children usually dolaugh ing and singingwhen the boat broke away from its mooring and commenced to move down stream. The Meyer girl here became frightened and jumped into the water, which was seven or eight feet deep. The other occupants of the boat immediately screamed at the tops of their voices and kept it up until the attention of several persons on the hill had been attracted. Among the first to arrive upon the scene were Heyno Wikeen and Arthur Roos. Heyno was slightly in the lead, and as he rushed down the hill and realized what had happened he threw off his coat and lost no time in plunging into the river. After a desperate struggle with the current Heyno succeeded in grasping the girl's dress as she was going down for the third time and bringing her ashore. He was assisted in landing by Arthur Roos. Had it not been for the boom which at that place forces the current toward shore and at the same time acts as a backwater the girl would in all prob ability have been beyond reach before her rescuer arrived. Young Wikeen is entitled to much praise for the heroism he displayed upon the occasion. It was a heavy risk which he undertook in plunging into the icy stream with his clothes and shoes on, but he seemed to have no fear for himself while a life was at stake. Heyno has well earned a Carnegie medal. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer asks the Union to convey through the medium of its columns their sincere thanks to Heyno Wikeen, Arthur Roos and others who went to the rescue of their daughter and succeeded in sav ing her from death by drowning. Kanabec County A. S. of E !olid H. B. Pratt of Elk Lake park, president of the Zimmerman local union A. S. of E., attended a conven tion of the Kanabec county unions at Mora on Thursday. The meeting was a very enthusiastic one and several speeches were made, among them one by Mr. Pratt, which was delivered in his usual forceful manner. Mr. Pratt says he feels proud of the Kanabec county farmers for the manner in which they have stuck together in their local unionsthe locals are all in a healthy condition and fast increasing in membership. Undesirables Chased Out Marshal Cravens on Monday chased two undesirables out of town. They had been hanging around since Satur day and told the marshal they were looking for work. He concluded, however, that their mission here was for some other purpose best known to themselves and marched one of them across the village frontier while the other left on the train. Sid says he is determined to chase hence every sus picous character that comes to the vil lage. Making Improvements. A 24 by 58 feet addition is being built onto the Peterson & Nelson blacksmith and wagon shop. This addition will be used by the firm as a machine shop and woodwork depart ment, while the old building will be used altogether for horseshoeing and forge work. August Jaenicke is put ting up the new structure. Morneau In Lumber Business One day this week P. M. Morneau closed a deal with John Haggberg of Isle for the purchase of between 40,000 and 50,000 feet of lumber for the Wahkon Lumber Co.'s yard. Up to date the company has placed orders for about 100,000 feet of lumber with which to stock up their new yard. Wahkon Enterprise. Horse Sale a Hummer. Ang. Rines* horse sale on Saturday was a hummer and the animals which had not been disposed of at private sale sold readily at auction. It was a genuine clearance saleevery mare and colt were sold and most of them were fine specimens of horseflesh. Emmet Mark was the auctioneer. -1