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R. C. DUNN, Pnblisher. Terms 01.00 Per Tear.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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.
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.

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