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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear.
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.
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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.
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