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THE FOURTH OFJULY
GoIImar's Circus Comes to Town and Attracts Several Thousand People to Its Tent. Zimmerman, Long Siding and Spencer Brook Celebrate the Day in Appropriate flanner. That glorious day of patriotic pride the one hundred and thirty-second anniversary of America's independ encehas come and gone, and while Princeton did not observe it publicly, every man, woman and child gave expression to their feelings by some sort of celebration. The prime reason why Princeton did not give a public celebration was the fact that many small towns in the contiguous terri tory had advertised parades, dances and other attractions upon that day, and then again, there was a circus in town. A circus in itselfno matter whether it is good, bad or indifferent never fails to draw a big crowd and it proved no exception in Princeton. People commenced to arrive as early as 8 o'clock. They wanted to see the train of cars that brought in the growly wowlies of the trackless waste, the carniverous and herbiv orous beasts of the jungle, the snake charmer and other things "too numerous to mention." They were also desirous of seeing the big parade. But the small boy was ahead of them He was up at two-thirty awaiting the sound of the locomotive's whistle which heralded the cdming of the elephants. And he was represented in formidable array, ready to carry water for the pachyderms or hold the fat woman's poodle while she tied her shoe laces. The small boy had more fun than all the rest of the people put together and what he didn't see was not worth noticing. The parade was about the same as that of any other large circus with the exception of its herd of eleven ele phantsand these animals were cer tainly splendid specimens. Several thousand people attended the show and the acts averaged up well with those of other circuses, but there were but few new features. The acrobats were good and the trained elephants performed their stunts in a remarkably clever manner. At our neighboring hamlet of Zim merman the Fourth was duly observed with an industrial parade, baseball games, dances, fireworks, etc. Long Siding and Spencer Brook also held celebrations of like nature and good sized crowds were in attendance at each place. At Elk Lake park many people gathered to celebrate the day and passed an enjoyable time in boating, fishing, dancing, etc. The dance in the evening attracted an exceptionally large crowd and the music discoursed was of the finest. When darkness set in Mr. Pratt touched off a splendid as sortment of fireworks, including sky rockets, roman candles and set pieces. It is safe to say that those who spent the Fourth at Elk Lake park had a much better time than those who sat on the hard seats at the circus and viewed the performance. Jacobson and. Victory There is rejoicing in the Jacobson camp this week. "Jake" has been nominated for the highest state office in the gift of his party and naturally his friends are pleased. His nomina tion is purely a reward of merit. No man in the republican party in this state so richly deserves the honor of heading the ticket for no man has done so much, has fought so hard for -clean politics and for all that which makes for efficiency and righteousness in public life. He has stood for four teen long years at the helm of the leg islative department of the state and he has steered with unerring accuracy, avoiding alike the breakers, the bars and the shallows. The corrupt legis lation that he has exposed, the selfish, corporation measures that he has fought and defeated, the good laws and the needed reforms that he has championed are in each instance nu merous. He has served his people, he has stood by the best interests of the citizens of his state and now for the first time is he to receive the recogni tion which his efforts so richly de serve. Mr. Jacobson will not be a figurehead governor and as for stand ing around playing the ornament he is a total failure. Inactivity is not his line and we predict that if elected he will be found about the busiest man in the state from the time he takes the oath of office until he hands the keys of the marble pile on capitol hill over to his successor. He has devoted many of the best years of his life to the calm study of the con ditions of this commonwealth and he has spent much of his time in a suc cessful legislative career which in valuable, practical results stands practically alone in the annals of our state solons. That success will attend the republi cans this fall is something which few doubt. Such harmony as now pre vails has not been known in the party for many years and well may the republicans of the state look forward to an old time republican majority as many of them are now doing. The party has at its head in this state a man whom the people have faith in, a man against whom no charge of cor ruption can be justly brought, a man whose record inspires confidence and whose achievements are the earnest of an administration founded on busi ness principles and broad statesman ship. With such a man at the head of the ticket is there any wonder that the republicans of the state feel confident of success?Minneota Mascot. LIST OF INSTRUCTORS Engaged to Teach In Princeton Schools For Next Year. The following instructors have been engaged to teach in the Princeton public schools for the term of 1908- 1909: SuperintendentJ. C. Marshall, Princeton. Principal of High schoolGrace Dickinson, Buffalo. High SchoolIris B. Newkirk, Abbie Switzer, Beatrice Williams, Minneapolis. Eighth Grade AMargaret I. King, Princeton. Eighth Grade BTennie Cravens. Princeton. Seventh GradeMary Larkin, Princeton. Sixth GradeLucia Marks, Minne apolis. Fifth GradeCora Hodgson, Gard ner, N. D. A Fourth, FifthBessie Mc Nickle, Winona. Fourth GradeAda Berge, Min neapolis. A Third GradeDoris McAuliffe, Sparta, Wis. Third GradeEdith Bensansin, Minneapolis. A and Second GradeFlossie Davis, Delano. A and First GradeMary Huse, Princeton. Primer GradeLydia Tompkins, Robbinsdale. Brickton: Advance GradeFlora Chisholm, Duluth. Primary GradeScharlotte Wunder lich, Winona. Summer Training School. The summer training school opened at Milaca on Monday with a full com plement of instructors, and an enroll ment of nearly 50 teachers from Mille Lacs and surrounding counties. Prospects are excellent for results amount and efficiency of work. A full list of teachers enrolled will be pub lished next week. Remember the joint session of teach ers and school officers on August 1, 1908. the last day of the school. Notices will be sent out to all clerks of the districts and each clerk in turn is to notify all other members of his board. Special features in the way of music and lectures will be given by several of the leading citizens of Milaca dur ing the summer school term. Prof. A. C. Amy of the agricultural college will instruct in farming on July 13, 14 and 15. Dr. Lyman B. Sperry of Oberlin College, Ohio, will deliver a lecture on travel Monday evening, July 19. He will also give the train ing school some special talks on the Tuesday following. Dennis and the Brickbat. A few days ago Dennis Kaliher hied him to the new village lockup which is in course of construction. While making a general tour of inspection a brick dropped from the top of a wall and came in contact with the dome of Dennis at a most unfortunate moment, for at that time he had his hat off and was engaged in mopping dewy beads from his mountain of thoughtbrush ing away mountain dew, as it were. Dennis now carries a long, irregular red line on the east slope of his thought mountain, and says that had he not been provided by nature with an exceptionally thick crust the brick would have started a volcanic erup tion. While this story is true, Dennis will probably object to its publica tion. Phi Alpha Ft Boys Go Into Camp. Rev. Swerfcfager and his "boys of the Greek letter society went Spectacle lake on Tuesday morning where they expect to camp for a week There are some splendid places camp on the shores of Spectacle and the outing will doubtless have effect of invigorating the men. 2 B. C. DUKN, Publisher. Terms 01.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MULE LACS. COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THIJBSDAT, JULY 9, 1908. to to lake the young ANNUALCOUNTYFAIR Five Hundred Dollars Approximate Sum Which will be Available for the Premium List. Fair to be Held Latter Part of Septem- ber and Farmers Are Asked to Prepare for the Event. The Mille Lacs County Agricultural association will hold its annual fair in the village of Princeton some time in September upon days to be later determined, but it will be at the lat ter part of the month. The manage ment deems it proper to give notice at this early date so that exhibitors may have ample opportunity to prepare for the expositionthat farmers may select and preserve their grain exhib its, etc. Five hundred dollars is the approxi mate sum which will be available for the premium list this year and the prizes will be similar in amounts to those awarded at the fair in Septem ber of last year. A program of horse races, basebell games, band concerts, etc., is promised, but the management will adhere to its policy of permitting only farmers' horses to enter for the races. An effort will be put forth by the association to make the 1908 fair superior to any ever held here, and every person in the county should start right now and assist to the best of their ability in boosting their home agricultural show. The premium list will be in the hands of the printer within a few days and will be distributed immediately it comes from the press. The Farm Laborer in Ireland. Some very interesting facts about the Irish migratory laborers are con tained in the annual report of the de partment of agriculture, which has just been published. According to this document 24,000 agricultural laborers left Ireland and went to Eng land and Scotland for periods vary ing from five to seven months during 1907. The average wages earned by these laborers when working by the week or month was about $4.50 a week, but if working by the piece some of them earned as much as $7.50 a week. Many of them saved from $50 to $100 on their season's work, and their total earnings approximate $1,375,000. Most of the migratory laborers come from the province of Connaught, County Mayo furnishing the largest number. A large number also come from Donegal. The men are highly valued and much sought after by the English and Scotch farmers, who de clare that they are steadier and more efficient than the native laborers. Another feature of this annual migration of labor from Ireland is its effect on the labor market at home. The Irish farmers are constantly com plaining that they cannot get enough labor and there seems to be some justice in their complaint. The fact is that tillage in Ireland is gradually decreasing. The reason for the mi gration, however, is not far to seek. In some cases the wages of agricultur al laborers in Ireland may reach $3.50 or $4 a week, but throughout the country the average is not higher than $3 a week. That the situation is a serious one is shown by the fact that in 1907 there were only 217,652 agricultural laborers in Ireland in addition to 76,870 general laborers, most of whom worked on the land part of the time, whilst in 1871 there were 446,682 agricultural and 198,839 general laborers. Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Entertain. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Whitney gave a reception on Monday evening in honor of their guests, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Jesmer of Park Rapids. Many neighbors were present and the time was delightfully passed. Miss Edna Whitney played several numbers on the piano and Adon endeavored to butt in with his horn but was ruled out of order. Polly Perkins would have rendered a vocal selection but was very hoarse as the result of a bad cold, and had to be content with join iong in the applause. Mrs. Whitney served refreshments at 9:30 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Jesmer left Princeton for their home in Park Rapids on Tuesday evening via Duluth. Millinery Closing Oat Sale. Commencing today. July 9, I will offer at greatly reduced prices all my stock of millinery, consisting of trimmed and untrimmed hats, notions, ribbons, etc. ^Two good show cases and a first class sewing machine will also be sold. Call early and embrace the oppor tunity offered. Miss D. LeMieux, Princeton.^ CHURNINGEVERYDAY Princeton Co-Operative Creamery in Full Operation and Its Patron- age Is Fast Increasing. First Shipment of Fifty-Three Tubs of Butter Made From Creamery on Tuesday, July 7th The Princeton Co-operative cream ery is now in full operation and re ceiving an exceptionally large patron age for so young an institution. Upon the second day's running of the plant the amount of butter churned was fif teen tubs, and the quantity of cream being received is fast increasing every day. So great has become the volume of business at the institution that it has lieen found necessary for Otto Henschel, the company's secretary, to devote all of his time to the office woik, and Mr. Fox, the buttermaker, has his hands full from morning to niglwhe is kept everlastingly at it. The knockers who predicted that the creamery would be a failure from the start have apparently crawled into their holes. At any rate they have disappeared or been transferred into boosters. We are pleased to see that the stock holders of the creamery take such a lively interest in their institution that they are doing their utmost to make it a success. And it will be a successit cannot be otherwiseif, as we have repeatedly stated, the farmers stick together and avoid the bait of the centralizers. This bait will be offered in large chunksin fact it is being offered now. But, as Attorney Dickey said in his address at the pic nic, if the farmers permit themselves to be cajoled into patronizing the centralizers it is sure, eventually, to accrue to their disadvantage. We predict for the Princeton Co operative creamery a prosperous future for the reason that its patrons are intelligent menfarmers who can readily see what the result would be were they to sell their cream to the centralizers instead of taking it to their own institution. Stick together, farmers, support your own creamery, make all that is to oe made out of your cream, and you will eventually come to the concluison that the advice offered by the Union is sound. Village Conncll The regular monthly meeting of the village council was held on Thursday evening and but three members were present, viz., Messrs. Grant, Jones and Stanley. Two ordinances, one regulating the keeping, conveyance and sale of ex plosives, and the other providing for the use of water meters, were read, passed and ordered published. The latter ordinance was in the nature of an amendment to Ordinance No. 81. A resolution providing for the con struction of a sidewalk on the west side of Summit avenue, between First and Second streets, was passed. The ordinances and sidewalk reso lution appear in official form in this issue of the Union. C. H. Chadbourne appeared before the board and asked that the cross walk between the Sadley millinery store and E. B. Anderson's establish ment be placed in proper repair. The matter was referred to the committee on sidewalks. The auditing of a number of bills concluded the work of the session. A. O U. W. Special Meeting. Espey lodge, A. O. U. W., will hold a special meeting next Monday even ing at 8 o'clock at hall in I. O. O. F. building. It is desired that every member and recently suspended mem bers be present. Every member of the A O. U. W. is invited to attend and a special invitation is extended to Olive lodge Degree of Honor. Deputy Grand Master Workman J. F. McGuire of St. Paul will be present and talk on the new table of rates which took effect July first. By order of the Grand Master Workman. L. S. Briggs, Recorder. Ball Game Next Sunday. On Sunday afternoon, at the fair grounds, the Foley baseball team will make an attempt to wallop the Prince tons. Both aggregations are well muscled.and in fine fighting trim and there is every indication that the fray will be a fierce and furious one. Fred Hass, the manager of the Princetons, guarantees that those who attend the game will get their money's worth. Hives With Bees In 'Em. Ed. Whitney was much alarmed on Sunday evening by the appearance upon his body of large red bumps which strung themselves about him in the shape of ropes. "They itched and smarted like the bites of noxious insects," said Ed. I knew 'twas not epizootic symptoms, but what the beelzebub was it? called in several of the neighbors, and they all ex pressed different opinions. I learned from their diagnoses that I was afflict ed with everything from prickly heat to bubonic plague. To make sure I called up Dr. Caley and told him to come to me post haste or I would have every vestige of my hide scratched off. When Doc arrived he looked me over and shook his head. This scared me. But then he laughed and I knew 'twas nothing serious. Dr. Caley diagnosed the case as 'big hives,' but to me it felt like bee hives, bees and all. He told me to apply saleratus and water and said that by morning he thought I would have attained my normal condition. And, by gee, he was right. But that perturbation of mind and that scratch, scratch, scratch was fearful." MAGNIFICENT SAILBOAT. Rev TV Heard Constructs a Trim Pleasure Craft Rev. J. W. Heard is not only a good preacher but a good boat build er. Yesterday morning he put the finishing touches on a sailboat upon which he practically did all of the work unassisted. The boat is of cypress, 18 feet long with a beam of 43 inches and is painted white. It carries a mainsail of 1153^ square feet, a jib, and is fitted with modern steering apparatus and center board. It is a pretty model with symmetrical curves and has every appearance of being speedy. On the bows of the craft in silver letters appears the word "Emeroi" the boat's name. The boat was conveyed to Elk Lake yesterday, where it was launched, and where Mr. Heard will demonstrate what he knows about sailorizing. It is said that he can put some of the old sea dogs to shame in luffing, reefing and running a boat's nose close to the wind in a heavy sea. Prof. Anderson Visits Princeton Prof. R. R. Anderson of Madison, Wis., publisher of Amerika, one of the leading Scandinavian papers of the northwest, accompanied by Rev. A. Langseth Of Glendorado, made the publisher of the Union a pleasant social call yesterday morning. Prof. Anderson was United States minister to Denmark from 1885 to 1890, and he has held a chair in the University of Wisconsin. He is a pleasant, well informed gentleman and takes a lively interest in Minnesota where his paper has a large circulation. Prof. Anderson delivered an oration at Cyrus, Pope county, on the Fourth, and stopped over on his way home to visit his old friend, Rev. Langseth. Dr. and Mrs Cooney Return from East Dr. and Mrs. Cooney returned to Princeton on Tuesday after a month's absence in the east. They were in Chicago, Baltimore and Philadelphia and at each of these places the doctor attended many clinics in the principal hospitals. At Baltimore he was par ticularly interested in the surgical operations at Johns Hopkins univer sity medical college, where some of the most skilled surgeons and physicians in the world are engaged. During their vacation Mrs. Cooney passed a fortnight at her old home in Wayland, Michigan. Dr and Mrs. Cooney both say that they spent a most delightful time. Ed. aaxon's Patent. Ed. Saxon has at last received a Canadian patent on his potato digger, picker, sorter and stackeror com bination potato harvester. A United States patent on this device had pre viously been secured by Mr. Saxon. The machine will be manufactured and placed on the market as soon as Mr. Saxon can make the necessary arrangements, and it bids fair to revolutionize the work of harvesting potatoes. Chi-Namel Varnish. I wish I had known of Chi-Namel before my floors were refinished," was an expression often heard among the many ladies who attended the Chi Namel demonstration at the Caley Hardware store. I never knew that it was possible for a varnish to stand so much abuse and still be none the worse for wear. The Caley Hardware Co. ought to do a good business with Chi-Namel and the patent gtfaining system." Cab Reporter Strang. Some fellow has been stringing one of the Duluth Herald's reporters. The Herald of Tuesday devotes a quarter of a column in explaining that no young man in Princeton is permitted to tarry with his inamorata, in or out of doors* after the village clock strikes 10 p. m., under penalty of being dragged into the marshal's birdcage! YOLUME XXXII. NO. 29 W.J.BRYMTHEMAN Will be Nominated for President of United States at Democratic Convention in Denver. John A. Johnson Receives No Encour- agement and His Managers Give Up the Fight. Press dispatches from Denver late yesterday indicate that John A. John son of Minnesota is being ignored by all delegates except the- handful from Minnesotahe is virtually unrecog nized in the contest. There are several fights in progress at the convention hall, but this is not unusual at gatherings of this nature. The principal scrap seems to be be tween Guffey, the Philadelphia leader, and the credentials committee, which unseated eight of his men, and he threatens to carry the fight onto the floor of the convention. Anti-Bryan men claim 346 votes, inclusive of the twenty-two for John son, but in thegjace of the strong Bryan sentiment prevailing this is considered of small moment, and it is expected that the Nebraskan will be nominated today either by acclama tion or on the first ballot. Frank A. Day and Fred B. Lynch have given up all hope and conceded the nomination to Bryan. There are strong indications that Judge Gray of Delaware, the personal choice of Mr. Bryan, will be selected for his running mate. Duluth News Tribune Making Big Strides. The News Tribune, for many years the leading newspaper in this section and the only morning publication at the head of the lakes, announces to its subscribers a number of new improve ments for the near future which will place it far in the lead of any journal that comes to this territory, those of St. Paul and Minneapolis included. In future, it will be the rule rather than the exception for the News Trib une on Sunday to consist of fifty pa^es. From our viewpoint it would be rather difficult to improve upon the News Tribune, but the management proposes some new features for its Sunday issue which will unquestion ably make the paper more attractive than ever before. Among other things there will be a magazine sec tion consisting of a full page of fic tion: one on The Home and Fashions, one on Strength, Health and Beauty, one on Wage Earners, all for the benefit of the women readers: one for the children and the youth, and one classic story, to occupy a full page, to say nothing of numerous local illustrated feature stories of Duluth and neighboring towns. It will also be welcome news to News Tribune readers to know that beginning Sun day August 2, there will be a resump tion of the weekly visits of Sambo and his funny noises and the other popular characters in the colored supplement which formerly made such a decided hit with the young folk. The list of outside correspondents to the News Tribune, we are informed, has been greatly increased of late and soon not only the vigorous and constantly growing towns on the ranges but all those that come within a radius of 100 or 150 miles of the head of the lake will be thoroughly covered in its news columns daily. This, together with the fact that the News Tribune carries the full report of the As sociated Press and can be depended upon to furnish all the news of the world as well as of Duluth and Superior seven days in the week, com bines to make the paper one which would do credit to a city many times the size of Duluth, and to emphasize the motto of that publication: "No home is complete without it." Many Attend Demonstration. This town never saw so many people buying varnish at one time as during the Chi-Namel demonstration at Caley Hardware store. The demonstrator was expert and showed Chi-Namel to be a most remarkable varnish. The average varnish turns white when exposed to moisture. Chi-Namel neither turns white nor loses any of its gloss when subjected to boiling water. It does not crum ble or chip off when struck a heavy blow. Makes a nice surface for floors, tables and all kinds of wood work in a home. Mrs. Edmonson Writes. A letter received from Mrs. M. Edmonson, formerly of Princeton but now of South Dakota, says that she and her sons are doing nicely, that the crops are in fine condition there and that plenty of good drinking water may be obtained at a depth of about 27 feet. Her neighbors are nice people, she says, and she is glad she* took up a claim in that state.