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A SUCCESSFUL PICNIC Despite Inclement Weather Celebra- tion of Creamery Completion Was Well Attended. Creamery Started Tuesday and Yes- terday rir. Fox Was Kept Busy Writing Checks. Saturday did not open very aus piciously for the holding- of the picnic to celebrate the completion of the Princeton Co-operative creamery. It rained heavily throughout the preced ing night and the clouds threatened a further downpour, but toward noon the skies commenced to clear and far mers with their familes began to ar rive in town. A dinner consisting of sandwiches, beans, cake, coffee, etc., was partaken of by whomsoever so desired in the band stand on the court house lawn, and directly after the crowd com menced to increase and gradually grew larger until it reached consider able proportions. At 2 o'clock the Princeton band, or rather a part thereof, put in an ap pearance and proceeded to Main street, where it discoursed several selections and then returned to the picnic grounds, where the program was opened with a musical number. Following this Louis Rust, presi dent of the creamery company, de livered a short address in which he set forth the purpose for which the picmc was being held and extended a hearty welcome to those present. He said, among other things, that the farmers should feel proud of the creamery which had been built and put forth their best efforts in an en deavor to make it a success. He felt perfectly confident that if they did this they would be fully recompensedthe institution would pay. Mr. Rust stated that the directors had been dis appointed in not securing a speaker from the state dairy department but they had succeeded in obtaining the services of Attorney C. A. Dickey, who would address the gathering in stead. Mr. Dickey was then intro duced and, after a number by tho band, arose to the occasion. Mr. Dickey took for his subject "Co-operation," and gave a common sense, instructive talk which was highly appreciated. He said among other things that, not being a practi cal farmer or dairyman, he had selected the subject "Co-operation" because along those lines he believed he could talk intelligently from the experience he had gained in his prac tice of law. He told the farmers they had made an excellent beginningthey had built and equipped a creamery equal to any in the northwest. This creamery, said he, is bound to pay ou if you pull together, for you will never experience any difficulty in find ing a ready market for your butter. The demand for good butter is grow ing greater every year notwithstanding the fact that new creameries are con stantly being built in the dairying states, and there is no reason to be lieve thao the price of the product will go lower. You must guard against dissension among your stockholders, but you are certain to have this to contend with. There are kickers and knockers in all organizations and the quicker they are weeded out the better. You will find, too, that the central izers will do their best to down you. They will offer a cent or two a pound more for cream, perhaps, and resort to other methods in an endeavor to induce the farmers to patronize them instead of the co-operative creamery. Should they succeed in this the cream ery would of course be compelled to shut down and then they would have you where they want youthey would have no competition in Princeton and would pay you just what they felt in clined. This is a truth which has been demonstrated in other towns and you must avoid ityou must patronize your own creamery to make it a suc cess. You must spurn the bait of the centralizers. Why should you divide the profits of your labors with these centralizers when you have it within your power to reap the whole of the profits yourselves? There is no rea son whatsoever. Figuratively speak ing, 'tis a full milk pail that you are entitled to and you can have it if you do not divide with the centralizers. Pull together, farmers, and success is yours. In conclusion Mr. Dickey delivered a message to the farmers from M. M. Stroeter in regard to the planting of cucumbers. He said that seeds which had rotted in the ground from exces sive moisture should be replanted at once that there was still time to obtain a crop before frost sets in. Following Mr. Dickey's address the band gave a concert consisting of several selections and the gathering dispersed. Creamery in Operation. The Princeton Co-operative cream ery opened its doors for business on Tuesday and the receipts of cream for the first day were very encouraging. On Wednesday a greater number of farmers brought in cream and the in stitution is now in full swing. Mr. Fox, the buttermaker, is highly pleased with the patronage so far ac corded and predicts that the creamery will eventually turn out more butter than any other institution of its kind in the northwest. There are two things certain: One, that the creamery is equipped with the best machinery obtainable, and the other, that no better man could have been secured to run the establishment. Mr. Fox is a buttermaker of many years' experience and a man who has always commanded a premium on his product. He is also a man who can be depended upon to give the farmers a square dealhe will test their cream correctly and they will get their dues. Now that the creamery has a good start all that is necessary to make it a success is for the farmers to patron ize itbring in their cream. There are plenty of cows available if the farmers will but support their home their ownindustry instead of selling to the centralizers. The centralizers, if given an opportunity, will not only down the creamery but eventually get the best of the farmers. This is a matter of record which is beyond dis pute. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION. Almost Every Precinct in County Repre sented and Proceedings Harmonious Pursuant to notice the republican county convention for the purpose of electing nine delegates to the republi can state convention was held in the court house hall last Thursday after noon. Mr. E. H. Sellhorn, chairman of the county committee, called the convention to order and read the call. On motion of W. C. Doane of Mil aca E. L. McMillan was elected tem porary chairman. On motion of R. C. Dunn, W. C. Doane was chosen secretary. While the committee on credentials was engaged in its work, E. H. Sell horn entertained the delegates by de scribing the scenes he witnessed during his attendance as an alternate at the recent republican national convention in Chicago. C. H. MacKenzie, a bright young lawyer from Sibley county who has recently located at Onamia, in re sponse to a request by the chairman made a neat little speech. The committee on credentials re ported every precinct in the county save two represented and no contests. On motion of Mr. Goebel of Milaca the temporary organization was made permanent. Chairman McMillan ex pressed his thanks in a few well chosen remarks. The following delegates were then unanimously selected to represent the county in the republican state conven tion: R. C. Dunn and T. L. Armi tage, Princeton C. F. J. Goebel and A. C. Wilkes, Milaca George H. Deans, Foreston Ole H. Uglem, Greenbush M. E. North way, Milo^ C. H. MacKenzie, Onamia and F. W. Suckow, East Side. The following resolution was offered by R. C. Dunn and the same was unanimously adopted: Whereas, Hon. J. F. Jacobson, a man who has always been loyal to the principles and candidates of the republican party and ever true to the interests of the people of the state, is a candidate for the republican nomin ation for governor: Resolved, that the delegates from Mille Lacs county to the republican state convention are hereby instructed and directed to vote and work for Hon. J. F. Jacobson and use all honorable means to secure his nomi nation as governor. On motion the chair appointed a county committee of five members, one from each commissioner district, as follows: E. H. Sellhorn (chairman), Princeton R. S. Shaw, Greenbush C. Erick Erickson, Milaca C. W. Burnhelm, Borgholm: H. F. Mann, South Harbor. A vote of thanks to the chairman and secretary was passed and the con vention adjourned. Foote-Wetther On Friday, June 19, Milton C. Foote and Miss Alice Wetther, both of Spencer Brook, were married in the probate office at Cambridge by Judge Southerland. The groom, who is not yet of age, is one of the heirs to the estate of his late grand uncle, John S. Foote of Connecticut, and under the will will come into a fortune of about $30,000. Theodore Blomgren of the First State Bank of Cambridge is trustee for the young man until he ar rives at his majority. As predicted by the i n, J. F. Jacobson of Madison, Lac qui Parle county, was nominated by acclama tion for governor of the state of Min nesota at the state convention held in St. Paul yesterday. Realizing that it would be an utter impossibility to stem the Jacobson tide, the rival candidates withdrew from the field early in the day. Frank M. Eddy was selected to place the name of Mr. Jacobson be fore the convention and he did so in his inimitable manner, eulogizing the sage of Madison for the record he had made in public life and paying high tribute to his worth as an American citizen. Mr. Eddy said that the choice of Minnesota republicans had arleady been made and that the only charge which Mr. Jacobson's opponents could make against him was that he eats pie with a knife. At the conclu sion of Mr. Eddy's nominating speech tumultuous applause swelled from the big audience. It was then that Attorney General Young called for the floor and sec onded the nomination of J. F. Jacob son. After a short address by Mr. Young, Captain S. P. Snider also seconded the nomination and retired from the platform after a laudatory speech amid an outburst of cheers. John" G. Lennon of the Hennepin delegation then moved that the nomi nation of Mr. Jacobosn be made unanimous and the motion prevailed. Chairman Steele immediately ap pointed a notification committee con sisting of Mr. Jacobson's three rivals, E. T. Young, S. P. Snider and Joel P. Heatwole. Dar F. Reese then moved that the convention proceed to nominate the remainder of the ticket and the result was as follows: Nominees: Lieuten ant governor, A O. Eberhart of Man kato secretary of state, Julius A. Schmahl of Redwood Falls: state treasurer, C. C. Dinehart of Slayton attorney general, Geo. T. Simpson of Winona railroad and warehouse com missioners, Ira B. Mills of Moorhead PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1908. JACOBSON BY ACCLAMATION J. P. Jacobson of Madison, Lac qui Parle County, Receives Tribute of Unanimous Nomi nation for Governor of State. Rival Candidates, Realizing Impossibility of Stem- ming the Jacobson Tide, Withdraw From the Race Early in the Day. Engineer Cooley Inspects Koad. State Engineer Geo. W. Cooley came up on Tuesday evening from St. Paul and yesterday morning inspected the piece of road between J. C. Van Alstein's and Wm. Brown's, on which an experiment is being made. In this experiment oats have been planted on each side of the highway for the pur pose of keeping the sand from spread ing and thus maintaining a good road. Mr. Cooley is much pleased with the result and advises that the plan be adopted on other sandy stretches of road. He says, however, that the farmers would confer a favor on him by desisting from pasturing their cat tle on the oats along the wayside and from driving their teams over the seeded strips. The state highway commission has $2,700 available for the county of Mille Lacs as soon as the board of county commissioners make the necessary appropriation $5,400 to draw that sum, and Mr. Cooley would like to see the amount utilized. From personal observa tion in this county he knows that it can be used for road improvement to great advantage. Mr. Cooley says that some good work has been done between Milaca and Cove, but that so far he has received no report of the survey or the amount of work accom plished as required by the statute. Mr. Cooley is rendering every assistance possible to road builders, and has had a number of charts printed illustrating the most substan tial kinds of bridges, but it is neces sary that he have the co-operation of the public in order to bring about the best results. While in Princeton Engineer Cooley was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Rutherford. He re turned to St. Paul yesterday morning. New Cement Sidewalk The cement sidewalk and gutter laid alongside of the business property extending from the corner of the Caley Hardware Co.'s store to the south end of the T. J. Kaliher's livery stable is one of the best improvements of this nature that has been made dur ing the past year and Mr. Caley is deserving of credit for the public spirit displayed by him. C. E. Elmquist of Rush and City. When the ticket had been nominated Mr. Jacobson was escorted to the platform by Messrs. Young and Sni der and delivered his acceptance speech, which was as follows: "Fellow Republicans: I want to re turn to you my most sincere thanks for tho honor you have conferred upon me and the confidence which you have expressed. My only regret in this campaign is that we have had to meet and oppose some of our most sincere friends, but I have been assured by some of these men who have been my opponents that I shall have their most hearty support, and I assure you that it would have been the same if one of them had been nominated. I would have supported him most heartily. "lam not here to make a speech. You will hear from me later in the campaign. But I want to say that al though some little hard feeling may have arisen in the heat of the cam paign, I hope and I expect to have the hearty support of the party. I want to say also that no pledges have been asked of me and none have been given by me. I enter this coming campaign ab solutely untrammeled, and I want to assure you that there will be no Jacobson machine or any other machine in this campaign. I realize perhaps as well as anybody my many imperfections as a candidate for this high office of governor of the state of Minnesota, but I feel that anyone who aims and strives to do what is absolutely right cannot go very far wrong- "In ray past political experience I have gained some knowledge of the institutions of this state and of the needs of the state, and I want to as sure you that if I am elected this state will have the best possible effort of the next two years of my life." It would be impossible to improve upon the ticket nominated and the Union feels confident that every man thereon will be elected. Decision in Tax Cases Judge Myron D. Taylor has ren dered his decision in the tax cases of Alberta E. Plondke and Elizabeth M. Bartoseh vs. E. E. Whitney and County of Mille Lacs. The judge finds for plaintiff in one of the cases which covers tax certificates aggregat ing about $260 and rules in favor of defendant, the County of Mille Lacs, in the other suit, which covers certifi cates aggregating about $750. To gether with accrued interest, the total amount involved in the two suits is something like $2,200. If the suits are settled on the basis of the court's findings the county will be the gainer by $1,600 or $1,800. These two suits were brought to enforce refundment of taxes and were tried together at the October, 1907, term of court and taken under advise ment. Subsequently a decision was rendered in favor of plaintiff. A mo tion was thereafter made by Attorney E. L. McMillan, who was engaged to assist County Attorney Ross, for a new trial. This was granted and at the April, 1908, term of court the evidence was again submitted and the cases again taken under advisement. The Cemetery Fund. A considerable amount is due from subscribers to the cemetery fund. The cemetery has been well cared for and it is in splendid shape. All lots have been put in order except those left by request. Hereafter it would not be just to spend the money contributed in keeping up the lots of those who do not pay the amounts subscribed, nor does it appear right to pay for the removal of dirt left from newly made graves. A strong effort has been made to serve properly the interests of all, and a proper return is not asking too much. Please send in amounts subscribed to Mrs. Guy Ewing, Prince ton. It will be carefully expended. Summer Training School. Summer school opens at the Milaca high school building on Monday, July 6. Remember this is next Monday. The first day will be given over principal ly to locating, enrollment and arrangement of studies to be taken up. Classes will be formed in every study, as noted on program recently sent out to teachers. Algebra, civics, physics and ge ometry are on the list, and all will surely be taken up if called for on the application cards on which teachers enroll. The books necessary for you to pur chase, if not now in your possession, are exercises in syntax and arithme tic, each 25 cents, and probably one of the reading circle books for this year, "White's Elements of Ped agogy." Note books containing songs will be supplied free and other books for study work during the month will also be supplied without expense. Some have not yet secured boarding places. If those who have not found such places will call on me at Milaca on Monday, I will supply them with names of those who have rooms to let. On Saturday, August 1, will be held the joint session of teachers and mem bers of the school boards. Many of you were in attendance at the success ful session held in Princeton two years ago. It is our aim to make this a still better one. Let every school officer bear this meeting in mind. Notices will be sent to each district clerk as to program after the annual meeting of July 18. This meeting will be as before, fully open to any discus sion touching on officers' or teachers' school duties. Competent educators, among the best in the state, will be in attendance to assist in giving infor mation touching upon the duties of boards and teachers. Guy Ewing, County Supt. ZIMMERMAN S PRINCETON. Visitors Defeated in Sunday's Game by a score of 6 to 1. The Zimmerman ball team, which is said to be the fastest rural team in this part of the country, met defeat at the hands of the locals on Sunday by the score of 6 to 1. Smith, who officiated upon the mound for Princeton, pitched a fine, steady game and allowed but two hits, and he was certainly entitled to a shut out, as the lone run made by the visitors was made upon errors. In the visitors' half of the eighth inning Smith threw just three balls and his side was retired. It was the fastest half ever played upon the grounds. Carter, for Zimmerman, is a fairly good pitcher, and while he has control he lacks speed. Smith upon the other hand had plenty of speed and control and yet did not let out. Skahen caught his first game for the locals and did well behind the bat, al though he is a little strong in throw ing to second, but no doubt will settle down. The score by innings: E Princeton 20200110 x6 9 3 Zimmerman 01000000 0l 2 5 Batteries, Princeton, Smith and Skahen: Zimmerman, Carter and Swanson two-base bits, Skahen 2 struck out by Smith 6, by Carter 3 time of game, 1:55. Umpire, Shaw. Chi-Namel Demonstration. We have arranged with the manu facturers of Chi-Namel, who are also patentees of the Chi-Namel Graining and Varnishing Process, to have one of their expert demonstrators spend a few days with us for the special pur pose of teaching our trade to use the little tool and furnish our patrons free of cost, expert instruction in the treatment of interior wood work. This will be a rare opportunity for the ladies to learn how to grain and var nish their own floors and wood work. Chi-Namel graining will outwear the ordinary floor varnish many times over. At Caley Hardware Co.'s, Thursday and*Friday, July 2 and 3. Birthday Party. A party was given in honor of the 17th birthday anniversary of Loren Orton at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Orton in Greenbush on Monday evening. The young people were entertained with games, instrumental music and singing, one of the most striking vocal selections being a solo rendered by Forest Mc Vicar. He was accompanied on the piano by Miss Lena Stoddard. Re freshments were served and Loren re ceived many pretty presents. Visitors at Geo. E. Rice's Mr. and Mr. F. W. Rice and Mr. and Mrs. Alex S. Hill came up from St. Paul last week and the three first named were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Rice until Monday. Mrs. Hill will remain until Saturday. Mr. Rice is a brother of our depot agent and an auditor of the Great Northern Railroad company, while Mr. Hill is a claim agent for the same road. Mrs. Eugene Clough Dead. Mrs Eugene Clough, formerly of Spencer Brook, died at Cambridge at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon from tuberculosis. The funeral will be held at the M. E. church, Spencer Brook, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. Clough is survived by a husband and two children. YOLUME XXXII. NO. 28 LEONARDPRATT DIES One of Princeton's Respected Citizens Passes Away at the Ripe Old Age of Eighty Years. Remains of the Good Old Man Are Fol- lowed to the Grave by a Large Number of Friends. Leonard Pratt, one of Princeton's early settlers, died on Thursday after noon, June 25, at 3:30 o'clock, at the ripe old age of 80 years and 5 months. Disease of the kidneys was the cause of death. Mr. Pratt was first taken sick last winter and remained so about two months, but rallied and seemingly regained his usual health. About three weeks ago. however, he was again attacked with the same malady, and compelled to take to his bed, where he remained until claimed by death. Funeral services were held on Sun day afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Methodist church and were conducted by Rev. J. W. Heard. The interment took place in Oak Knoll cemetery and the body was followed to its last rest ing place by a large number of people. Leonard Pratt was born at Foxcroft, Piscataquis county, Maine, on Jan uary 13, 1828. For a period of eighteen years he lived on a farm and for ten years following was engaged in the exploration of pine lands and in the lumber business in his native state. In 1856 Mr. Pratt came to Min nesota and located on a claim in the town of Baldwin. He was married on April 20,1859, to Miss Charlotte Ayers of Herkimer county, New York, at St. Anthony, Minn., the Rev. Mr. Barnes officiating at the ceremony. In 1862 Mr. Pratt, with his wife, moved to Princeton, where he resided contin uously to the time of his death. Mr. Pratt is survived by a widow and two children. The children are S. L. Pratt, station agent at Libby, Montana, and Mrs. O. S. Canright of East Troy, Wis. There are few men better known or more highly respected in Mille Lacs and the adjoining counties than Leonard Pratt. In his business of lumberman, surveyor and explorer he had traveled over a vast territory and was perhaps the best posted man in this part of the country on topo graphical lines. For about eighteen years Mr. Pratt was associated with the late Charles Rines in the lumber business and was an expert on log ging. In the death of this pioneer the community loses a good, honest citizena man who attended strictly to his own business. "Len," as he was familiarly known to his many friends, possessed one of the kindliest of dispositionshe was always ready and willing to render assistance to a neighbor in the time of adversity. He was every inch a man, and many are those who will mourn his taking away. Excellent Fishing at ineland. Lieutenant J. A. Thomas of the Chicago police department, arrived here last week for his annual vacation and, with his friend Frank Smith of the Riverside hotel, went to Mille Lacs lake on a fishing eexursion which was crowned with success. They se lected as their fishing grounds a plac& near the Rogers hotel, southeast of Vineland, and they had no difficulty in landing as many fish as they de sired. The species captured included blackbass, muscallonge, perch and crappies, but they brought back with them on Monday only blackbass twenty-five beauties ranging from three to six pounds. Mr. Thomas, who fishes at Mille Lacs lake with Frank Smith every summer and was there last year, says that he notices great improvement in the lake country and predicts a prosperous future for the territory. The fishermen stopped at the Rogers' hostelry, situated at one of the most beautiful points on the lake and they are profuse in their praise of the service rendered. They say that Mrs. Rogers conducts a summer hotel second to none and Mr. Thomas will recommend it to his friends in Chicago who are looking for a place to pass their summer vacation. Mr. Thomas, who is a most pleasant gentleman to meet, will leave on his return trip to Chicago on Saturday. Mclntlre-Hewson. Miss Myron G. Hewson was married at Portland, Oregon, on June 10 to George W. Mclntire. Rev. Whifccome Brougher of tfie First Baptist church performed the ceremony. Miss Hew* son is a niece of Mrs. J. W. Hartman and a graduate of the Princeton high school. She was the valedictorian of the class of '02. Mr. and Mrs. Mc lntire will make their home at Dorris* California, for the summer.