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Teachers' Convention Attended by a
Large Number of Pedagogues
Despite Bad Weather.
Rev. J. W. Heard and Supt. Davies
Deliver Addresses on Matters
Pertaining to Education.
Notwithstanding the disagreeable
weather which prevailed on Saturday
the Mille Lacs County Teachers' asso
ciation meeting at the Princeton high
school was well attended, in fact the
gathering was much larger than ex
pected. Milaca sent a particularly
strong delegation, and there were
teachers there from most of the neigh
boring towns and adjoining counties.
The program, arranged by the
home teachers, was declared to be the
-best ever presented at a meeting of
this nature in Mille Lacs county.
Much regret was expressed, however,
that Professor T. J. Caton, president
of the Caton Business college, Min
neapolis, was unable to attend and
that Mrs. M. M. Stroeter and Miss
Almatia Davis were prevented from
being present in consequence of sick
At the business meeting in the morn
ing an organization was effected and
the following officers elected for the
next school year: President, J. C.
Marshall, secretary, Miss Nellie
Tompkins: treasurer, J. C. Davies
executive committee, Guy Ewmg, Miss
Hutchinson and Miss Tennie Cravens.
In the afternoon the proceedings
opened with a prayer by Rev. Swert
fager and this was followed by a song
in which a chorus of thirty voices
participated. This rendition showed
that the chorus had been epecially
well trainedit reflected much credit
on the teachers who had brought it to
such perfection.
The next number was a demonstra
tion by the children of the Whittier
school,model classes in reading,
and the little ones of the primary,
first, second and third grades received
many plaudits for the admirable man
ner in which they handled their al
lotted parts. It was in reality one of
.he best features of the program.
A well-rendered recitation by Miss
Catherine Davies of Milaca followed
and Rev. J. "W. Heard then addressed
the meeting. His subject was ''The
Social Standing of the Teacher."
His speech was filled with common
sense advice of much value to teachers
and those whose aim is to follow the
A discussion bj Miss Adna Orton
and others was much appreciated as
was also a paper
l,How to Improve
Attendance in Rural Schools." dis
cussed by Misses Ella B. Hanson and
Eva T. Coburn. Miss Minnie Sell
horn, who was to have read this
paper was unable to be present.
One of the best numbers on the pro
gram was an address by Superinten
dent J. C. Davies of the Milaca pub
lic schools. Mr. Davies is well in
formed on modern methods of teach
ing and knows how to express himself
a lucid, attractive manner.
An address was also delivered by
Dr. Lester on the care of the eye.
Superintendent Ewing is highly
pleased at the interest manifested in
this, the last teachers' meeting of the
school year.
George and Benjamin
Last week George Rice missed an
overcoat from his office. He hunted
high and low, says Mr. Fox, but
failed to find it. Finally he placed
the matter in the hands of the marshal,
who soon discoevred the lost benja
min. Some of the boys had appropri
ated it and pawned it for cigars in a
hotel. Of course it was a mere joke,
but when George called to redeem it
he found that more cigars had been
passed out for it than what it was
worth and refused to make good. So
he rushed up town and purchased a
new overcoat. The boys ultimately
redeemed the coat, however, and now
George has two benjamins instead of
one. Who was the joke on?
Prime Work Horses.
I have just received a fine bunch of
young native horsesmares and
geldingssuitable for farm work.
They are indisputably the best horses
of their kind which have ever been
brought to Princeton. If in need of
horses of this description call at Em
met Mark's old stand without delay,
as they will sell fast.
Aulger Rines.'
MacKenzle Bays Lake Breeze
Last week's issue of the Onami a
Lake Breeze announced that Chas.
L. Freer, who has so ably edited and
managed that paper since it was es
tablished, had disposed of his interest
to C. H. MacKenzie and hereafter the
paper would be edited and managed
by that gentleman. Under Mr.
Freer's management the Breeze has
been well conducted, clean and free
from personalities, and that the
people of Onamia and vicinity appre
ciated such a newspaper is evidenced
by the large and constantly-increasing
circulatidn of the Breeze. The new
owner will immediately proceed to in
stall a power press and make many
other improvements and he will make
the Breeze a paper of which every
resident of the lake country will feel
proud. The Onamia Lake Breeze
and the Wahkon Enterprise will con
tribute more than their share towards
the up-building of northern Mille Lacs
Able Instructor Will Preside Over Public
Schools for Another Yenr
Superintendent J. C. Marshall has
been re-engaged by the school board
for another year at a salary of $1,500
an advance of $50. Mr. Marshall has
made an excellent superintendentone
of the best it has ever been Princeton's
fortune to obtain. He is a quiet, un
assuming gentleman who ever has at
heart the welfare of his classes, and,
being a close student of human nature,
he has made a success of his calling
he knows just how to handle all
sorts and conditions of pupils. A
list of teachers for the next school
year, which is not yet completed, will
appear in the Union as soon as
P. L. Roadstrom carries a half-page
ad in this issue announcing a display
of Maderite spring goods, consisting
of ladies' skirts, waists, gowns, corset
covers, undermuslins, etc., which will
begin tomorrow.
Dr. Cooney last week went to
Meadow Vale and there performed an
operation for the relief of pus in the
chest upon Fred Keasling, an old
settler of that place. At last reports
Mr. Keasling was much improved.
This week the Union carries the
following new ads: A. E. Allen &
Co., P. L. Roadstrom, F. T. Kettel
hodt, C. A. Jack, Armitage Drug
Store, Kopp & Bartholomew, Avery
Clothing House, J. C. Herdliska.
Before you start for Princeton to
have your picture taken be sure it is
the first or third Saturday of the
month, as these are the only days you
will find Nelson, the famous photo
grapher from Anoka, at his studio in
Princeton. 2-tf
The following members of Company
have been discharged by Captain
C. A. Caley for the good of the order
in consequence of their neglect to at
tend inspection: William Balfanz,
Walter Heitman, Amos Holthus and
Lester Peterson.
The high school baseball team will
go to Elk River on Saturday and
there endeavor to regain the honors
which were carried off by their old
time rivalsthe high school nine of
that place. Our boys feel confident of
success, although they expect a hard
The fishing season opened on May 1
for all species but black bass, which
cannot be lawfully taken until May 29.
Therefore, if a black bass should in
sist upon attaching itself to your
hook previous to that date, you are
expected to return it to the water.
Remember this.
I have just received a carload of
farm mares and geldings, weighing
from 1,200 to 1,300 pounds, 5 to 8
years old. Now is your opportunity
to procure good horses. Every ani
mal guaranteed and money will be re
funded if not found as represented.
William Ross.
Elbridge Anderson received the
contract for furnishing material and
reflooring the court house. His bid
was $305 and the wood used will be
hard maple. O. A. Cotten placed a
bid for $312 and the Princeton Lumber
Co. put in a bid for the lumber alone
$43 per 1,000 for No 1. hard maple.
An auction sale, postponed from
April 29, will be held on the farm of
August Smith, in Greenbush, on
Thursday, May 13. Everything on
the premisescows, horses, farm im
plements, household furniture, etc.
must then be sold as the owner is
about to leave this part of the
country. M. M. Stroeter will conduct
the sale.
On Friday evening the local lodge
of Odd Fellows commemorated the
founding of the order by a celebration
at their hall which consisted of vocal
and instrumental music, addresses,
and a fine supper served by the Re
bekahs and prepared by Mrs. Otto
Walters, one of the best cooks in the
country. There were over a hundred
persons present and the event was
highly entertaining.
E. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1909.
Assist the High School Athletic Asso-
ciation by Attending Its En-
tainment on Saturday.
Program of Unusual Attractiveness
Has Been Prepared for Presen-
tation at That Time.
A musical and literary entertain
ment for the benefit of the High School
Athletic association will be given at
8 o'clock on Saturday evening, May
8, in the high school assembly room.
An admission of 25 cents for adults
and 15 cents for children will be
charged. A generous patronage
should be accorded this association,
for aside from the fact that the pro
gram will be "the best ever," a so
ciety of this nature should be en
couraged. The baseball season has
commenced and, as all know, it takes
money to buy bats, balls, masks and
other paraphernalia. Give the boys
a lift and you will never regret it.
Song and Drill..
Children of Whittier School
Recitation, "Signs and Omens,'
Leslie Nickerson
Oration, 'Dodging the Constitution
Jess Angstman.
Violin Solo
Donald Marshall
Recitation 'How Ruby Played,
Etta Da\is
Piano Duet,
Aimee Woodcock and Adma Lundquist
Oration 'Moments that Shape Destiny,
Earl Prescott
Recitation, "When Paw Was a Boy,"
William Walker.
Vocal Solo,
Mrs Cooney
Dialogue "The Competing Railroads
Charles Burke, Leon Nealy,
Claude Bnggs. Jess Angstman
Recitation, "Two Hearts and a Kitten
Alta Reichard
Cornet Solo
Charles Umbehocker
Gold Diggers Return.
Magnus Sjoblom and William Cor
diner arrived home on Friday from
their mine in the mountains of Idaho,
each forty pounds lighter than when
he left here. They have succeeded in
driving a tunnel into the hillside for
a distance of over two hundred feet
and have reached quartziferous rock.
Specimens of this rock which they
brought with them are largely impreg
nated with gold, silver, lead and
copperthey have seemingly struck it
The snow in the mountains where
they were digging was at least twenty
feet deep when they left, and they ex
pected to find warm spring weather in
Asked whether they received the
Union regularly, they answered in
the affirmative and added that they
took turn about in snowshoeing to
the postoffice, two miles distant, to
secure it. They said it was well worth
the trip. Upon one of these occasions,
while speeding over the mountains,
Magnus suddenly found himself at the
bottom of a crevasse. His snow shoes
were broken in the fall and one of his
ankles sprained. By determined
effort he, however, managed to crawl
up the steep embankment and reach
Enaville, where he remained a week
at the hotel before his ankle was in
condition to permit him to return to
the hole in the hillside. On Sundays
the boys held service in the tunnel,
they sayMagnus offering up the
prayers and reading the bible lesson,
while Bill delivered the sermon.
They do not contemplate returning to
Idaho for some months, but the mine
is being worked by their partners.
The Clemans Players, at Brands'
opera house on Friday, May 14. A
company of 16 people, presenting one
of the finest plays ever written en
titled, "Are You CrazyV" A smile,
a laugh, a sccreamnothing but fun
from start to finish. Three shows in
onecomedy, drama and vaudeville
specialties between each act. Latest
music by our superb orchestra. Free
street concert by our band on arrival
of train and in front of opera house
in evening. Popular prices.
Room and Welcome for the MacKenzies
Attorney C. H. MacKenzie returned
from St. Paul Monday after spend
ing nearly four months there as clerk
of the house judiciary. He was ac
companied by his younger brother,
George A. MacKenzie, jr., of Gay
lord, who will stay here assisting his
brother in his law office. The young
man is studying law and hopes to be
admitted to the bar within a year or
so.-Onamia Lake Breeze.
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minne
sota, May 3, 1909: Miss Mabel
Anderson, Mr. Fritz Carlson, Mr.
Joseph Kniffin, Twin City Salvage Co.
Please call for advertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, P. M.
Court Decision Sustains Agricultural
Department in Its Efforts to
Prevent Flour Bleaching.
Use of Nitrogen Peroxide for Whiten-
ing Flour Will In Consequence
Have to be Abandoned.
Washington, April 30.Justice
Stafford of the supreme court of the
District of Columbia this morning
directed a body blow at manufacturers
using nitrogen peroxide in the bleach
ing of flour, and upheld the right of
the secretary of the department of
agriculture to give notice of his in
tention to prosecute manufacturers
in case they persisted in the use of
such chemicals.
Justice Stafford overruled a petition
for an injunction asked by the Alsop
Process company of St. Louis, which
owns the process calling for the use
of nitrogen peroxide, and which also
manufactures the machinery by which
flour is bleached. The Alsop com
pany asked that the secretary of agri
culture be restrained from prosecuting
manufacturers who used nitrogen
The order of the department for
bidding the use of peroxide was made
last December. In the order signed
by the secretary the use of nitrogen
peroxide is declared deleterious and
harmful and warning was given to
manufacturers that six months after
the signing of the order in December
the department of agriculture would
begin prosecutions.
The Alsop company, being not only
the owners of the process calling for
the use of this chemical, but also the
manufacturers of the machinery by
which the flour is bleached, alleged
that great pecuniary loss would accrue
to them if the order were allowed to
The decision today does not touch
upon the question of whether the
secretary of agriculture is correct In
his decision that bleached flour does
not conform to the pure food laws.
Nels Agren Heard From.
ftf^ls Agren, formerly a member of
the Union force, has been heard
from. He is employed at Mitchell,
Oregon, sixty miles from a railroad,
in a country largely populated by
cowpunchers and rattlesnakes. Nels
sends a postal card which portrays a
day's catch of black bass. There are
more than a hundred in the string and
some of them look large enough to
swallow Jonah. You can never tell
anything about postal card fishing or
hunting pictures, however. For all
we know the fish were minnows, multi
plied by ten and photographed
through a powerful magnifying glass.
At any rate we are glad to hea** from
Rev. Swertfager Resigns
Rev. George A. Swertfager has re
signed the pastorate of the Princeton
Congregational church, such resigna
tion to take effect on October 1. On
Sunday he gave his reasons for this
action to the congregation. Rev.
Swertfager has proven himself a good
pastorhaving at all times the best
interests of his congregation at heart.
He is well liked by the people of
Princeton regardless of their religious
views, and they regret very much that
he has decided to go to other fields.
Mrs Grant Leaves Tomorrow.
Mrs. B. D. Grant will leave tomor
row to join her husband at Beach, N.
D., where he recently entered into
business and also filed on a claim in
the immediate locality. Mr. and Mrs.
Grant had been residents of Princeton
for a quarter of a century and during
that time made many friends who re
gret to see them move away. The
best wishes of the community goes
with them to their new home.
Attention, Battalion!
The next regular meeting of Wallace
T. Rines Post will be held at Grand
Army hall on Wednesday evening,
May 12, at 7:30 p. m. Every member
is expected to be present as this will
be the last meeting before Memorial
day. T. H. Caley, Commander.
A. Z. Norton, Adjutant.
Expensive Bets
One reason why the husband, father
and provider is a little backward
about falling into line with the suf
fragette propaganda is the dread
thought that the beneficiaries might
take to betting hats on the election.
Ohio State Journal.
Don't Appreciate a Good Thing.
A couple of weeks ago the Milaca
Times was worked up over the fact
that a half-tone cut of the Milaca
Farmers' Co-operative creamery ap
peared in a booklet issued by the
Princeton Commercial club setting
forth the advantages of Mille Lacs as
a dairy and agricultural county. In
advertently the picture was labeled,
Farmers' Co-operati ve Creamery at
Princeton." The officers of the
Princeton Co-operative creamery are
very proud of that institution, and
well they may be, for it is one of the
neatest-appearing and best arranged
creameries in the state, and now they
threaten to sue the Princeton Com
mercial club for libeling their
creamery, and the Princeton creamery
people have good cause for action.
By the way, that booklet was a
splendid advertisement for Milaca and
vicinity, but the Times does not seem
to appreciate the broad-mindedness of
the Princeton Commercial club.
Cuts Throat From Ear to Ear with Razor
After Attacking Wife.
Peter Swanson, a Nickerson hotel
keeper, committed suicide yesterday
morning at 2 o'clock by cutting his
throat from ear to ear with a razor.
It appears that Swanson, who is
said to have been temporarily insane
at the time of the tragedy, attacked
his wife by striking her with a rock
and, supposing that he had killed her,
proceeded with all possible speed to
take his life.
Prize WinnersSeries *ive.
Twenty-five guessed right this week.
The winners, determined by lot, were
Sarah Umbehocker, Kenneth Kenely
and Lottie Foltz.
A statue of St. Joseph has been
presented by Sidney Jesmer to St.
Edward's Catholic church and erected
therein. It is of stone composition,
cream and gold in color and stands 4
feet 6 inches in height.
An entertainment and basket social
will be given in the school house of
district 10, Baldwin, on Saturday
evening, May 8. All are respectfully
invited and ladies are requested to
take baskets of lunch with them.
Louis Larson has greatly improved
his residence property by erecting a
neat wire fence on the two sides facing
the streets. Louis is embellishing the
fence with a coat of chrome paint
which will have the effect of brighten
ing up the landscape.
_The boys were unable o play the
ball game advertised for Sunday in
consequence of a snow-covered
diamondan unusual condition at
this time of the year. Hass and his
athletes will however make up for lost
time before the season is over.
M. M. Stroeter returned on Monday
evening from a flying trip to Omaha,
where he went on important businesss.
He says that, while no snow fell in
Omaha on Saturday, the weather was
very cold and disagreeable, neces
sitating his wrapping up in a fur coat.
Miss Lucy Lessard was surprised at
her home in Brickton on Friday even
ing by a number of her young friends
upon the occasion of her seventeenth
birthday anniversary. The time was
very pleasantly passed and Miss
Lessard received several pretty
This week a split-log drag was used
on the principal streets of the village
and improved them to a considerable
extent. If more of these drags were
used on the country roads directly
after rains travel would be made more
easy. The drag is simple,easily
made,but the dfficulty seems to be
in prevailing upon the people to use
L. E. Fox has accepted a position
as manager of the co-operative
creamery at Mora and left for that
place on Monday to enter upon his
duties. The company is lucky in se
curing the services of so practical a
man. Mr. Fox understands the
creamery business from a to z. Mrs.
Fox and family will remain in Prince
ton for the time being.
We hava added several fine instru
ments to our stock of pianos and
organs which vary in price according
to grade." The instruments are
guaranteed and they are sold on
monthly payments if so desired.
None of our instruments have been
taken from place to place about the
country and peddledso that they are
not battered up and damaged. You
can save money by buying your musi
cal instruments at the Ewing Music
Frank Woods returned on Friday
from Everett, Washington, where he
had been sojourning for almost two
years. Three months of that time
Frank spent in his son Herbert's cedar
bolt camp. He is looking well but
says he would rather live in Minne
sotathere is too much damp weather
in Washington to suit his fancy. He
frequently met David Clough, who is
running one of the largest and most
modern lumber mills in the coast
Oscar E. Stark and fliss Blanche TV.
Byers flamed at the Home of
Mr. and firs. Stanley.
Oordon E. Shepard and Miss Arabelle
A. Grant Also United in the
Bonds of Matrimony.
Oscar E. Stark and Miss Blanche
Minerva Byers, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. D. Byers, were married last
evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ira G. Stanley at 7:30 o'clock. The
ceremony was conducted by Rev.
George A. Swertfager of the Princeton
Congregational church in the presence
of the immediate members of the
family and a few intimate friends.
Mrs. Ira G. Stanley, sister of the
bride, played the wedding march from
Lohengrin as the bridal party ap
proached the parlor, where the cere
mony was performed beneath a canopy
of spring's fairest flowers.
Miss Byers, who was escorted by
her father, was gowned in white Habi
tai silk trimmed with real lace, and
carried a nosegay of cream roses,
while Mr. Stark wore a suit of con
ventional black. The house decora
tions were of ferns and potted flower
ing plants, which presented a very
pretty color effect.
The bridal party, immediately fol
lowing the nuptials, adjourned to the
dining room, where a wedding supper
consisting of all the good things to
be obtaiaed, was served. Presents of
silverware, cut glass, china and vari
ous other articles were received by
Mr. and Mrs. Stark from their rela
tives and friends in Princeton and
Among out of town guests who were
present at the nuptials were Hon.
and Mrs. H. F. Barker and daughters,
Miss Etheline Barker and Mrs. R. B.
Hixson, Cambridge and Mrs. Chas.
L. Carlson, Kenmare, N. D.
The bride was born and raised in
this village and is one of the most
highly esteemed young ladies in the
communitya favorite with all who
are sufficiently fortunate to enjoy her
acquaintance. Her husband is asso
ciated with the R. D. Byers mercan.ile
establishment. He is a good business
man with a large circle of friends.
It is with a feeling of much pleasure
that the Un i on extends its congratu
lations to Mr. and Mrs. Stark and
wishes them a long life of happiness
and prosperity.
Mr. and Mrs. Stark will reside in
the Chute house on the north side,
which has been remodeled and
furnished for the occasion.
At 10 o'clock on the morning of
April 30 occurred the wedding of Miss
Arabelle Adelaide Grant and Gordon
Everett Shepard.
Mr. Shepard is a successful young
druggist from Humboldt, I owa, where
he has always made his home with
his grandfather, Mr. Harrison, but he
is well known to the younger set as he
used often to visit his father, who was
in business here in Princeton for
several years.
The bride, whom all are sorry to
lose from our midst, is the only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Grant
and is truly a Princeton girl, having
been born here and having always
made this het home with the exception
of the past winter, which she spent in
South Dakota where she was teaching.
She graduated from the Princeton high
school in the class of '07.
Mr. Grant, the father of the bride,
was for a number of years a promi
nent business man of Princeton, but
he has lately gone into business at
Beach, North Dakota, near which, in
Montana, he has taken up a claim
where the family is about to move.
Owing to this fact the vows which
made the happy young couple one were
spoken at the home of Mr. nd Mrs. J.
F. Petterson. The Rev. Isaac Houl
gate read the impressive marriage ser
vice of the Episcopal church before a
small gathering of the immediate
relatives and friends. In the absence
of the bride's father her mother gave
her away. The decorations through
out the house were in pink and green.
The bride wore her going-away
gown which was of tan and brown
stripe cloth with coat to match. Her
hat was cream and blue.
After a simple wedding breakfast
the young couple left on the morning
train for a wedding trip which will in
clude a visit to Mr. Shepard's father
at Lake Elmo. On Friday they will
meet Mrs. Grant and Master Ward in
Minneapolis to leave together for
Mr. and Mrs. Shepard have a claim
adjoining that of the Grants on which
they will pass their honeymoon.
The best wishes of the community
go with Mr. and Mrs. Shepard to their
Montana home. i-^^-

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