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TRIBUTEJO HEROES Memorial Day Befittingly Observed in Princeton With Ceremonies in Honor of Soldier Dead. Services Held in 1*1. E. Church, Where Patriotic Address is Delivered by L. O. rierriman. Notwithstanding the atmospheric conditions were not as propitious as they might have been there was a large turn out in Princeton on Mem orial daythe occasion was better observed than it had been for several years. Stores and other business places were closed in the afternoon and the majority of the inhabitants of the village attended services in honor of the departed soldiers. Many people from the country surrounding also observed the day in Px'inceton. Memorial day is becoming year after year a day of more universal patriotisma day of more significance. The public is taking deeper interest in the nation's day of mourning. Figur atively speaking, but a handful of the brave old veterans remain among us, and even they are fast answering the call from on highthey are joining the ranks of their comrades who have fought and bled and died for their country. Not many years will roll past ere the last of them will have gone to his reward, but their memories will be revered so long as the Ameri can continent exists. The program printed in last week's Union was generally observed in Princeton on Decoration day. The old soldiers gathered at their post hall and at 1:30 p. m. fell into line, pre ceded by R. E. Jones' drum corps. Company G, M. N. G.,under the command of Captain C. A. Caley, marshal of the day,preceded by the Princeton brass band in khaki uniform, formed into line at the armory and marched to the post hall at Thos. H. Caley's residence, where they took the lead of the procession which proceeded to the Methodist church. Very befitting and impressive exer cises was there presented wliicb in cluded patriotic selections by a special choir under the direction of Mrs. C. A. Caley, addresses, prayer, etc. L. O. Merriman of Minneapolis was the orator of the day and, being a veteran of the civil war, he knew whereof he spoke. He took up \arious phases of the war of the rebellion and handled them with ability, interspersing his talk with reminiscences of a very interesting nature. Mr. Merriman's address was not of the type commonly known as 'spread eagle" oratory. It was a quiet, unostentatious, sensible talk which was highly appreciated by the audience. At the conclusion of the exercises the procession again formed and marched to the cemetery, where the G. A. R. services were read from the ritual and the graves of the sleeping soldiers were decorated with flowers. Upon the return of the procession to the village Company gave an ex hibition drill in the court house square. Notes of the Day. Mrs. C. A. Caley is deserving of much credit for providing such an attractive muscial program and so able a choir. The militia boys looked like real warriors. They performed every evolution with precision and demon strated that they had been well drilled. A natty appearance was presented by the Princeton band boyswho were attired in khaki regimentalsand the music discoursed by them was ex cellent for so young an organization. The Citizens' Staff did much to lighten the burdens of the old soldiers by assisting wheresoever it was found possible. Fifteen tickets for dinner were distributed to veterans and their wives from out of town by the staff. Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Merriman of Minneapolis were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Caley from Friday evening until Monday forenoon. Mr Merriman was the orator at the Memorial day exercises in the M. E. church. There were twenty-five old soldiers in line, and though the march to the cemetery was a long one, the sound of the fifes and drums inspired them with new life and they kept step in a man ner that would do credit to many a younger organization. Ralph Carr, orderly to Capt. Caley, was thrown from his broncho while preparing for the parade and narrowly escaped being seriously injured. He, however, escaped with a few bruises. The broncho would probably be still running had it not slipped on the cement sidewalk near Sjoblom Bros.' residence and fallen. It was then captured and Ralph, undaunted, remounted his steed. MRS LAKKIN IS DEAD. A True Christian Woman Answers the Summons of Her Redeemer. Mrs. Cathrine Larkin, after an ill ness of two weeks1 duration, died at her home in the village of Princeton on Friday morning, May 29, at 4 o'clock. Heart failure, superinduced by other complications, was the cause of death. On Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock the funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Father Levings in St. Edwards' church and the remains of Mrs. Lar kin were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Catholic cemetery. Father Levings' sermon was a touch ing tribute to the virtues of this good womana sermon which brought tears to the eyes of those who had assembled to pay their last respects bo her. The funeral was a large one and many pretty floral offerings were placed upon the casket by loving relatives and friends. The children of Mrs. Larkin who at tended the obsequies were Mrs. John Townsend, Mrs. John Cantlon, Mrs. E. E. Price and Miss Mary Larkin. E. E. Price accompanied his wife. Nine members of he G. A. R. were also present at the funeral. Catherine Larkin was a daughter of Cornelius and Annie McWee and was born in Londonderry, Ireland, on March 4, 1839. She came to America when 14 years of age and was married to Edward Larkin at Farmington, Wisconsin, in 1858. Her husband died in October 11, 1905. With her hus band Mrs. Larkin came to Minnesota in 1863 and settled on a homestead in Blue Hill, where she resided until five years ago, when the family moved into the village of Princeton. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs Larkin, all of whom are living. They are as follows: Mrs. John Townsend, Williston, N. D. Mrs. John Cantlon, Spokane, Washington Mrs. E. E. Price. Milaca, Minn. Miss Mary Larkin, Princeton: Edward Larkin, Minneapolis: Thomas and Lawrence, Couer d'Alene, Idaho JohPj Leavenworth, Washington: and Claude, Hibbing, Minn. In Mrs. Larkin's demise hei children lose a fond mother and the people of Princeton a true christian resident. She was a woman whose heart was imbued with kindnessa woman ever generous to a fault. Her aim was at all times to do that which she believed to be righther footsteps were guided by the teachings of her Savior. Lovable and beloved was this amiable old lady who has been summoned by her Maker to receive her reward in heaven. Smith N. Soule Dead Mrs. Ben]. Soule received a tele gram from Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday morning informing her that Smith Soule, her husband's father, died on Sunday night. The direct cause of Mr. Soule's death was spinal men ingitis superinduced by pleurisy. He had apparently recovered from the attack of pleurisy when he was taken down with the spotted fever. Benj. Soule is expected to arrive home on Friday or Saturday with his father's remains. Smith N. Soule was born at Brownsville, Maine, February 22, 1852. He came west with his parents to St. Anthony in 1854 three years later the family removed to Princeton. Here he resided until he went west in March, 1899. For many years Smith, in company with his father, the late Benjamin Soule, was engaged in the lumbering and saw mill business. Thirty-seven years ago he was mar ried to Miss Imogene Bigelow. Eight children were born unto them, seven of whom are living: Benjamin, Ariel, Llew, Will, Roy, Martha and Mar jorie. His wife and aged mother and one sister, Nora, also survive him. Charles T. Woodbury of Anoka Dies, One of Anoka's best known and most popular citizens, Charles T. Woodbury, died suddenly of heart failure at his home in that city last Friday morning. He had been ill for a few weeks but his demise ^was un expected. The funeral was held from the fam ily residence Monday afternoon, and many of the old-time friends of the deceased were present to pay their last sad tribute of respect to the memory of one who in life they loved so well. Mr. Woodbury was born in Col umbus, Ohio, April 17, 1839. His boyhood days were passed in New York and Massachusetts, where he received his education. He has been a resident of Anoka for almost half a century. Two of his brothers pre ceded him to "the other shore" Albert, who died from wounds re ceived in battle during the war of the rebellion, and John S., who died in Anoka in 1902. One brother, George, of Walleston, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. I* A. Caswell of Anoka, survive him. Mr. Woodbury was actively identi fied with the business interests of Anoka and St. Francis for many years, was twice elected to the legisla ture, served as county commissioner and also as mayor of Anoka. He gave ungrudgingly of his time and means to promote the interests of his city and county. He was a genial, whole-souled gentleman, and was noted for his intense loyalty and un selfish devotion to his friends, one of whom at least will cherish his memory as long as life lasts. rRO-CATHEDBAL CORNER STONE. taid in Minneapolis on Sunday by Mgr. Falconio Amid Impressive Ceremonies One of the most remarkable pageants ever witnessed in the state was that in connection with the laying of the corner stone of the pro-cathedral in Minneapolis on Sunday. Thirty thousand men were in line with banners and symbolical floats. The march ers represented every stage in life, from the millionaire to the lab^iug man. The spectacle was grand and impressive. At the laying of the corner stone of the pro-cathedral at Hennepin avenue and Sixteenth street at least 100,000 were present to get a glimpse of the ceremonials, which were enacted with solemn impressiveness. Monsignor Diomede Falconio, the papal ablegate, assisted by Arch bishop Ireland, performed the cere mony of consecrating the foundation of the cathedral. Mgr. Falconio, the officiant, in miter and crozier, sprinkled holy water on the cross and about it, con secrating the spot upon which will rise the main altar of the building. Then, going to the corner stione, he sprinkled it with holy water and traced three crosses on each of its six faces with a trowel. The copper box containing the records was then de posited in the cavity and the big stone lowered into position while the apostolic delegate, with his right hand on the stone, said: "In the faith of Jesus Christ we place this cornerstone within this foundation, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost." NINETEEN NEW MEMBERS. Kedron Cliaptor, O E. S., Initiated This Number on Tuesday. Kedron chapter, O. E. S., initiated nineteen members on Tuesday, four teen of whom were from Milaca and five from Princeton. The work was exceptionally well exemplified by the Worthy Matron, Mrs. H. C. Cooney, and her staff of officers. The initiatory ceremonies were per formed in the Masonic hall following an excellent dinner which had been prepared and was served by the ladies of Mayflower Rebekah lodge in the I. O. O. F. hall. Fifty-two members partook of the repast and there were over 70 in attendance at the ceremonies. The candidates initiated from Milaca were: Jas. H. McGilvra, Thos. W. Allison, Loyd G. Sperry, Elsa M. Sperry, W. S. Foster, Harry Eber hardt, Sophia E. Ebehardt, Tillie M. Erickson, Alice Hagman, Agnes E. Tufty, Edwin J. Davis, Chas. F. Searle, Alice Searle. These candidates wefe accompanied by the following members: Mrs. W. Allison, Mrs. Geo. T. Shoro, Mrs. H. R. Mallette, Mrs. J. Van Rhee, Mrs. J. Gallagher, Mrs. J. A. Allen, Mrs. E. I. Davis and Mrs. Anderson. The Princeton candidates initiated were: Geo. E. Rice, Emma Rice, Lizzie M. Fox, Sadie Fox, and Miss Bertha Woodcock bid and the Kyootle. That was a mean trick played on Marshal Sid Cravens last Monday night. The marshal was requested to go to the barn of Chas. King to an nihilate a cur which had been taken to that place by Wm. Veal. Sid borrowed a shotgun and several car tridges at Tom Kaliher's barn and prooeeded to the slaughter. Arriving at Chas. King's barn he found a little inoffensive looking dog tethered to a stall. "You are as bad as the big ones," muttered Sid to himself as he touched off his blunderbuss. The dog yelped and twisted, but it was a long way from being dead. Sid gave it two more shots and it seemed livelier than ever. Surprised at his marks manship, the marshal was abotft to reload when the dog broke loose and scampered off. He later discovered that the shot had been extracted from the cartridges which he borrowed and paper substituted. 'Twas a mean trick to be sure, but Sid promises to get even with the fellows who played it. PRINCETON, MILIE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1908. STUDENTSGRADUATE Commencement Exercises of Prince- ton High School Held in Opera House Monday Night. Baccalaureate Sermon Delivered by Rev. J. W. Heard at Hetho- dist Church Sunday. Learning is like mercurj, one of the most powerful and excellent things in the world in skillful hands in unskillful the most mis chievous Pope Seven young ladies and one young gentleman comprised the graduating class of the Princeton high school wbo recieved diplomas at Brands' opera house on Monday evening, and they are among the most studious and intellectual young people who ever h.td this honor bestowed upon them an honor of which they all feel proud. It is not alone the honor of receiving a high school diploma, but of receiv ing it from the high school of Prince ton, an institution of learning which possesses advantages second to none of its kind in the northwest. In con nection with this Prof. Marshall and the teachers under him are worthy of much commendation, for all have labored assiduously to bring their pupils to the high standard which they have attained. The graduates can now go forth into the world with the knowledge that nothing has been lefu undone to start them out aright. In consequence of prevailing sick ness which made it impossible to hold the customary eighth-grade commence ment exercises this year, the pupils of thfut department, numbering forty seven, received their diplomas at the opera house on Monday evening. Mrs. H. C. Cooney was the musical director of the evening and Mrs Benj. Soule the accompanist, and they demonstrated that no pains had been spared in arranging and perfecting their part of the program. Long before the time specified for the commencement of the graduating exercises every seat in the opera house was filled and many people were un able to gain admission. This demon strates the interest which the people of Pi?i-jteon take in their public institu tions of learning. The stage of the opera house was artistically decorated with palms, flowers and evergreens, and the class colors were intertwined in such man ner that they presented a pretty relief effect. Arranged on the stage were seats for the graduating class and the choir, while chairs in the front of the hall were occupied by the eighth grade pupils. The exercises begun with a selection by the choir, "Up and Away," an ex ceedingly pretty piece excellently rendered. Following this vocal number Rev. Geo. A. Swertfager of the Congrega tional church invoked the divine bless ing and at its conclusion Henry E. Lenz delivered the salutatory oration entitled "The Decisive Battle of the Rebellion." Mr. Lenz proved himself an orator of considerable ability. His subject was handled with much skill and he received well-merited applause. Misses Marguerite A. Byers and Ida May Schmidt came next on the program with a vocal duet, "The Swing Song." This number, sung in a manner which could hardly have been surpassed, "brought down the house" and elicited numerous encores, tfut in consequence of the length of the program no encores were responded to. Miss Edith A. Johnson then de livered an essay entitled "Class Pro phecy" and this was followed by a reading, "Jean Val Jean and the Bishop," by Miss Norma Van Alstein, both of which were well received and applauded. Next in order was a vocal solo by E. E. Woodworth, rendered in a very fine manner. Mr. Woodworth has an excellent voice. "Class History," an essay by Miss Laura Estelle Mitchell, was then very creditably delivered. The selection, "Wiegenlied," by the choir, followeda selection which elicited encores and applause from the audience. And well did it deserve the appreciation bestowed. Miss Gladys L. Neumann then read in a clear, distinct voice an extract from the novel, "Prisoner of Zenda," and attracted marked attention by the elocutionary ability she displayed. One of the prettiest and most admired musical numbers of the evening was "The Lonely Rose" by the ladies' chorous. It was splendidly executed and highly worthy of the appreciation it received. The valedictory oration, "Isabella of Spain, by Miss Sarah E. Schu macher, showed careful preparation and was one of the best efforts of the evening. G. A. Eaton, chairman of the school board, then made the present ation address and handed diplomas to the following graduates: Marguerite Adelle Byers, Laura Estelle Mitchell, Gladys Luverne Neu mnan, Sarah Estelle Schumacher, Norma Van Alstein, Edith Adeline Johnson, Ida May Schmidt and Henry Edward Lenz. Immediately thereafter Professor Marshall, in a short but appropriate speech, presented the eighth-grade graduates with their diplomas. The recipients were as follows: Eleanor Anderson, Norman Walker, Lawrence Angstman, Lillian Everett, Waldemar Berg, Anna Alickson, John Beto, Lloyd Briggs, Clifton Cotfcen, Earl Ellenbaum, Etta Davis, Charles Foltz, Josephine Henschel, Daile Francis, Earl Henschel, Mina Groff, Grace Herdliska, Vernon Kaliher, Bessie Hull, Eugene Kalkman, Nellie Hill, William Kettelhodt, Clair Kaliher, Anna Orne, Edna Lowell, Alta Riechard, Mabel Lind, Arthur Roos, Maggie Mott, Hazel Robideau, Elinor Nyquist, Peter Schmidt, Anna Oakes, Henry Shockley, Clara Rosin, Andrew Sohlberg, "William Roos, Rachel Townsend, Enid Roos, William Walker, Aurora Taylor, Henrietta Stay, Olive Townsend, Wm. Reuben Stay, Gertrude Steeves, Lee Veal. The exercises concluded with a vocal number entitled Springtime,'' which was so realistic that the fragrance of flowers was apparent and the chirping of birds could be heard on the eaves. Baccalaureate Address. At the Methodist church on Sunday evening Rev. J. W. Heard delivered the baccalaureate sermon to the Princeton high school graduating class of '08. The reverend gentleman chose for his subject, "The Mind of Christ," and the address was one which all who heard it should profit by. An excellent musical program prepared by Mrs. Cooney comprised a portion of Sunday evening's ser vices. Rev. Heard's sermon was as follows: Text, Philippians 2, 5: "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus." Have you of the graduating class "who have requested me to preach the baccalaureate sermon taken the pains to look up the meaning of the terms? A college man and superintendent of schools extending a like invitation in behalf of a graduating class derived the term from Bacchus. As you know, Bacchus is the god of the vintage, and I felt like a preacher of great vehemence and force, who, leaning hard on the pulpit and point ing his finger, fairly shouted the text, "The righteous shall stand but the wicked shall fall." The pulpit gave way and with the preacher, rolled upon the floor. He picked himself up and remarked, "Brethren I am not hurt, I don't mind the fall, but I do hate the connection." Not a bacchanalian sermon but baccalaureate. The Latin terms mean bay berry from the practice of the bachelors wearing garlands of bay berries. It came finally to be used of the lowest academic degree bachelor of arts." Strictly speaking the bac calaureate sermon is a sermon to bachelors. Considering the personnel of this class such a sermon here tonight would be very narrow, at least in application. But the original sense of the word bachelor is little, small, young, referring to a young unmar ried man. It was next enlarged to apply to an unmarried man of any age. It becomes particularly ob noxious when an adjective is put be fore it and one is called "an old bachelor," even if, as Washington Irving puts it, he is "merry and mel- low." Now where do the young ladies come in? By way of the French derivative, "bachelette," a pretty young woman, and Ben Johnson, who knew about everything to be known in his day, went a step further and ap plied the term bachelor to a young woman: "He would keep you A bachelor still, And keep you not alone without a husband But in a sickness." Love sickens I suppose. So we come to the obsolete use of the term bachelor, a young unmarried woman. When the woman is not young but still unmarried we use another term. Class of 1908 you may all be bachelors here tonight. With your invitation began the choice of a theme. The preacher must have a clear and definite message. He is not here to display himselfto show that he has been to school. He is here on your account and his mes sage must be apropos to the student life. Taking then your standpoint I may characterize you as having had great advantages Your powers have VOLUME XXXII. NO. 24 been educated or drawn out. You have acquired more or less learning some more, some less. The natural question for you to ask 4s you stand upon the threshold of a broader life is, what shall I do with my powers? If you seek further knowledge and wisdom at the college or the school of technique, the question is only post poned. It is a question of lifehow to make the most of it. It underlies your choice of a particular way of earning your daily bread or making a fortune. For the man who merely makes a living or a fortune does not truly live. How to live and so as to make the most of our talents or talent. That is our question tonight. There is but one answer. I might rattle around (I may anyway), give you advice on little things, quote the moral precepts of Confucius or Emerson, read from Lord Chester field's, or somebody's letters of ad vice to his son (a father never gives advice to his daughter, he takes it), and end by referring you to a pam phlet, "How to Succeed." But if we are earnest and anxious to travel this highway of life we will find that it leads to Jesus Christ, the source of ilfe. Others may give us partial answers, but the complete answer to this ques tion, how to live, is found in the full, complete, perfect life. I am well aware that this is a very ordinary and commonplace practice of the preacher. He is all the time saying, "be Christians," "live the Christ life," and you may be just a little tired of it. But how, upon this epochical time in your lives when you are most seriously looking out into the new world God has given you to conquer, how can the preacher who is anxious to give to you the biggest, truest, most inspring thought God has given him, how can he possibly steer clear of the master mind of the master teacher? The Talmud has the story of the ring of Solomon engraved with the divine name, most sacred to a Jew. Everyone toward whom Solomon turned the ring was forced to speak out whatever he was thinking. The greatest fact in human history is the fact of Christ, and such is the peculiar attractive power of his life that, as he predicted, he is drawing all men unto himself. All mn good and bad are forced co come out into the light of his life and show what sort they are all men are compelled to stand in the living presence of the ever living and ever present Christ and answer his question, "Whom say ye that I the son of man am?" I have purposely chosen to emphasize this particular faculty of the master teacher, "The Mind of Christ," first because you are students, and second to correct an entirely erroneous esti mate some have of Christ. They come to His gospel in a patronizing waythey call him a "good man" the "best man" they even say, "the son of God." But taking the sermon on the mount, the golden rule, the beatitudes and like passages, they look upon Him as an idealist, an impractical dreamer whose words are nice to read and talk about and hope for, especial ly good for women and childrencer tainly "they can do no harm." But they pride themselves on being practi cal men and women of the world and are free to express their intellectual superiority in the practical, hard, matter of fact experiences of life, in the judgment that the golden rule and the sermon on the mount have nothing to do with business and politics and that a general who loses a battle through the activity of his conscience would be the derision and jest of his tory. How many of us who call our selves Christians have got into the habit of speaking of Christ and his doctrine in a tone half apologetic and associating with Him the weakness of the average reformer? It is well for us all to come to the mind of Christ tfb attempt to take the message of it, the height and the depth and breadth, that we may understand something of the strength and virility and vitality of his thought and its universal application to all the ex periences of life. It's the kind of thought that makes men broad without being loose, profound without losing the simplicity of faith, strong and ro bust yet tender and sympathetic. Such a man was Abraham Lincoln, whose mind was saturated with the thought of Christ, woven into the very structure of his own life and practice, and which he in turn builded into our political structure and made the foundation stones of our republic. Young men and women, you need the indwelling mind of Christ first of all for your own sake, for the enlargement of your life. A woman living in a small town, complained to another, "I might as well be dead. There aren't any con certs or plays or good times, not a single store in the place to go shopping