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1 W. CHALMERSDEAD
A Veteran Who Had Fought Bravely for His Country is Summoned to the Camp Beyond. Funeral Held Yesterday Afternoon Un- der Auspices of Grand Army and Sons .of Veterans. At 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning, May 11, Absalom W. Chalmers, an old soldier who had lived in north Princeton for many years, passed away at the age of 80. Mr. Chalmers had been in feeble health for several months, the result of old age. Funeral services were held yester day afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church, Wallace T. Bines Post, Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Veterans having charge of the obsequies. Rev. J. W. Heard conducted the services for the dead and delivered an impressive ser mon. A quartet consisting of Guy Ewing, Dr. Lester, Mrs. Caley and Mrs. Briggs sang three hymns during the service. The interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery. Absalom W. Chalmers was born at Lima, Allen county, Ohio, March 29, 1829. When a young man he moved, with his parents, to Indiana, where he was married in 1856 to Miss Louisa M. Veal. He continued to live in In diana until the outbreak of the civil war, when he enlisted and went to the front. Later he re-enlisted in Com pany A, 116th Indiana Volunteers, and at the close of the war, in 1866, came to Minnesota and took up a claim in the locality now commonly known as Germany. After residing there a few years he moved to Min neapolis, where he remained several years. He then returned to Princeton and took up his residence on the north side. There he remained till called by death. Mr. Chalmers is survived by a son, R. P. Chalmers, and daughter, Fran ces, both of whom reside in Min neapolis a brother, Geo. H. Chal mers, Princeton, a sister, Mrs. Martha Thompson, Denver, Col. two nephews and four nieces, viz., O. W. and J. L. Chalmers, Minneapolis, Mlss^Ella Charles, Princeton Mrs. H. R. Todd, Minneapolis Mrs. Lewis Erb, Colorado, and Mrs H. P. Barnes Laporte, Ind. The deceased veteran was an honest, kindly old gentleman who commanded the respect of all who knew him One by one the old soldiers are being called to the camp beyond, and the time is not far dis tant when the last of them will have passed away. Memorial Day. The time is again at hand that de mands the attention of those who enjoy the perpetuation of the union. Preceding the civil war men talked of state rights, partnership and con venient compacts from which any state could withdraw at pleasure. It took millions of dollars, years of war and strife, hundreds of thousands of precious lives, untold misery and suffering to show the world that this union is perpetual, and that this spirit may not abate but grow stronger as the years roll on patriotic men, women and children all over this great country meet on Memorial day to pay tribute to those who have crossed the river as necessary sacri fices to secure this strong, enduring unionthe admiration cf the world today. The old soldiers are dropping from the ranks one by one, but their zeal and spirit are in the air. The young er people of the nation have imbibed the feeling and, under the name of Sons of Veterans, take the work from the time-worn heroes and carry it xu each recurring Memorial day. Let every member of that organiza tion remember his duty and be ready to see that this year contributes more patriotically than ever to a fitting rec ognition of this, the most important, of the entire list of special tribute days. A Splendid Investment. Farmers: Now is the time to pro tect your property by taking out policies in the Glendorado Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance company, one of the most reliable organizations of its kind extant. There is now about $2,000 on hand and there are no un paid losses or other indebtedness. This suggestion is worthy of your consideration. J. A. Erstad, Secretary, 20-t Freer, Minn. School Report Report of Battle Brook school, dis trict 7, Sherburne county: Those neither absent nor tardy for month ending May 7 were Andrew, Annie and Ena Mattson, Edna, Emma, Hilda and Sophus Nelson Susie and Victor Daml, Hazel Durbin, Mary Wurz huber and Ella Zimpel. For term ending May 7Edna Nelson, Victor Daml, Andrew and Annie Mattson. Present every day of the year Andrew and Annie Mattson. Highest average in scholarship for the month Andrew Mattson, second, Edna Nel son for the year, Andrew Mattson. Sophus Nelson and Victor Daml lead in primary reading and arithmetic. Division No. 1, Edna Nelson, cap tain, won in the attendance contest for the,month. Total enrollment for the year, 24. Average daily at tendance, 16. To receive apportion ment, 22. E. B. Hanson, Teacher. VILLAGE COUNCIL. Electric Lights Ordered to be Placed on Meter Kate. On Thursday the village council held its regular monthly meeting and passed upon such matters as were brought before it. Elbridge Anderson appeared before the body for the purpose of ascertain ing the established grade on the north side, as he desired to build a retaining wall alongside his property. He received the necessary informa tion. Andrew Bryson made application permission to run a line fence along the edge of his land on the river bottom. He was asked to sub mit a written application describing where such proposed fence would run. Dr. G. R. Caley, S. A. Cravens and J. C. Herdliska were re-eelected members of the board of health for for three, one and two years respec tively. The matter of village printing and publishing was brought up and laid over until the next meeting. President Ferrell suggested that all electric lights be placed on meter ratesthat the flat rate be discon tinued. On motion this was adopted consumers to either purchase their meters or pay 25 cents per month rental to the village for the same. T. F. Scheen and S. A. Cravens ap peared as a committee from the Knights of Pythias lodge to ask that the musical instruments belonging to the village be turned over to that lodge. Mr. Scheen stated that the Princeton band had dissolved and that the Knights of Pythias would, if permitted to use the instruments, or ganize within a short time a band that would be a credit to the village. TLs request of the committee was granted and the recorder instructed to give notice to those who held the instruments to return them at once. The liquor license applications of Sjoblom & Olson and Clarence Hill were acted upon and a number of bills audited. Mr and Airs. Chadbourne Leave Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Chadbourne left yesterday for Seattle, Wash., and will make the trip by easy stages, visiting friends in Elk River, Min neapolis, North Dakota and other places en route. It is not their inten tion to again return to Minnesota. The community will regret to learn that these good people have moved away, but Chad has reached that age where, he says, a milder climate will be more conducive to his health. He has lived here since 1856, has fought Indians on the banks of the Rum river and experienced many hardships in the days when this section of the country was a veritable wilderness. The very best wishes of the people of Princeton go with Mr. and Mrs. Chadbourne to their new home. A Nocturnal Disturber On Thursday morning at 3 o'clock John Petterson was awakened from his slumbers by the sounding of the burglar gong in the First National bank. He hastily jumped into his habiliments, pocketed his revolver, picked up a carving knife and rushed down town. He peered cautiously through the bank window and, dis covering no yeggmen, unlocked the bank door and entered. Thereupon he discovered that the electric mech anism had become disorganized and it was not until an expert had been summoned from the city that the trouble was remedied. John, however, shut off the noctural disturber. Hints For Business Men. There is a great difference between speculation and investment. Culti vate your customers. "A pleased customer is the best advertisement." Keep a superior class of goods, for people remember quality longer than they do price. When ordering a beverage for the home table be sure to get Golden Grain Belt beer, as there is no other just as good. Keen appetite comes with its use and it makes for good temper and enjoy ment of life. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjoblom Bros., wholesale dealers, Princeton. B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1909. PLAYED POOR BALL Hass' Giants Meet Inglorious Defeat on Sunday in a Contest With the Foley Aggregation. High School Boys Also Defeated by Their Old-Time Rivals of Elk River on Saturday. Princeton's first nine drove over to Foley on Sunday and there played a game of ball which added no laurels to those won on previous occasions. As one rooter put it, "the game re sembled in some respects that of ping- pong." The cause of such poor playing is not clearly apparent, but it is certain that the boys were not in good trim. The score was 7 to 4 in favor of the Foleyites. There was at least one redeeming feature to the game which should not be overlooked, and that was the superior pitching of "Kiddo" Swaim for the locals. His work in the box was decidedly of the first order, and with good support he would have won hands down. Yes, the Princetons played unpre cedented bum ball, but they promise never to repeat such performance. Once is enough, they say, and guaran tee to in future wallop all comers. The aggregation has invariably played rattling good ball in the past and there is no apparent reason for deterioration. Now fellows, put forth your best efforts, do some practicing, and demonstrate to the mulltitude that you are not a bunch of hasbeens. Elk River Versus Princeton. The Princeton High School ball team met another defeat on Saturday at the hands of the Elk River boys upon the diamond of the last named. A score of 14 was rolled up by the Elk Rivers and of only 3 by the Princetons. Our boys are not, how ever, discouraged. They started the season with hard luck, but say they are determined to regain their pres tige. The Elk River nine is acknow lodged to be one of the strongest high school teams in the state. Many young people went from Princeton to witness the game and, while disap pointed at the result, had an enjoy able outing. Berean Entertainment. A musical and literary entertain ment will be given under the auspices of the Bereans at the Methodist church on Tuesday evening, May 18, com'mencing at 8 o'clock. The price of admission will be 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. This entertainment was advertised for May 14, but has been postponed. The program is as follows: Piano duet, Aimee Woodcock and Adina Lundquist reading, Miss King vocal solo, Mrs. C. A. Caley flower play, eleven primary girls trombone solo, Mr. Moe song, Billly Caley reading, Miss Williams piano solo, Miss Grace Kysor recitation, Miss Alta Reichard violin solo, Herbert Anderson vocal solo, Mrs. C. A. Caley reading, Emma Taylor selec tion, ladies' quartet. Steady Business Increase. Business at the Princeton Co-opera tive creamery shows a gradual in crease and Mr. Warner, the butter maker, feels confident that ere long the receipts of cream will be much heavier. For the month of April an average of thirty tubs of butter per week were shipped to eastern markets and, considering there was virtually no pasture, this is an exceedingly good showing. There is no reason whatsoever, providing the farmers stick together, why the Princeton Co operative creamery should not be come one of the best paying institu tions of its kind in the state. But it is absolutely necessary that they pull together in order to achieve such success. Pigs In Plenty. F. H. Tuper of Chatfield was here visiting Guy Ewing on Monday. Mr. Tuper is an insurance agent and has occasion to travel over the country a great deal in the conduct of his busi ness. Speaking of local option, he said that he recently returned from one of our neighboring towns which voted out license at the last election. Although not a drinking man and consequently not looking for rattle snake juice, Mr. Tuper says that he observed strong evidence that "pigs" were maintained in the town, "and they were not kept very blind, either," said he. White Wyandotte Settings. For sale, at $1.00 per setting, White Wyandotte eggs. No better layers can be found than Wyandottes. E. L. Everett, Route 1, Princeton.- 20-tf IT A COlfNGBALL STAR Minneapolis Tribune's Sporting Edi- tor Lauds Work of Serenus Skahen on Diamond. Characterizes Him as One of Pluckiest and Most Able Catchers Ever Seeh in Twin Cities. I. J. Hentschell, editor of the "In- dependent Baseball" department of the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, who is ever on the lookout for lumi naries in the great national game, has for some time been closely watch ing the playing of Serenus Skahen of Princeton, who is now attending the law school of the state university. In the Tribune's issue of May 9 Mr. Hentschell gives Serenus the follow ing eulogistic notice, of which we are confident he is fully deserving: Serenus Skahen, one of the plucki est and most able catchers that ever performed in these parts, will be open for engagement at the close of the varsity season. 'Curly,' as he is more commonly known, is a former member of the Princeton, St. Thomas and Notre Dame teams. In his catch ing he is as fast as lightning, his throwing is perfect and with the willow he is a timely performer. Skahen can be communicated with at 119 University avenue, southeast. T. S. phone 16690." While associated with the Princeton team Serenus proved himself a catcher of pronounced ability and many a game was won principally on account of his good work. The Prlze-Wlnners, Series Six Thirty-three solved the No. 6 series of puzzles correctly. As usual the winners were determined by lot, and checks have been mailed Ernest Schimming, Glennie M. Oakes and Leslie Robideau. Miss Eva Burke of Brickton had the answers correct but she was not one of the lucky ones, the Puzzle Editor, however, thinks she is entitled to a special prize for the extra intelligent answers she gaveshe gave the exact period which each senator servedhence a check for 81.00 has been mailed Miss Burke. This week eoseiudes the last of the secies, and the ''governors" are not hard to solve. A special prize of $1.00 will be paid for the spiciest comment of not to exceed fifty words on the meanest of the eight governors. Company Concert The concert to b*e given for Com pany next Thursday evening, May 20, promises to be the best musical event given here for some time. The local orchestra will be strengthened to ten pieces, including drums, by musicians from Minneapolis. Mrs. C. A. Caley will sing several numbers with orchestra accompaniment and the entire program, which can be seen on window cards about town, is com posed of high-grade numbers. A dance will be given after the concert, seven pieces of the orchestra being engaged for this purpose. Tickets for the concert, 25 and 35 cents: for the dance, 75 cents. Summer School. A summer school under the con ductorship of Professor G. E. Keenan of Warren, Minn., will open in Prince ton on Monday, June 28. Mr. Keenan will be assisted in his woik by Misses Lynch and Fanning of Minneapolis, who taught in a former summer school held here. This school is not alone for the teachers and prospective teachers of Mille Lacs county but for those of adjoining counties who de sire to avail themselves of the oppor tunity presented. A Popular Teacher, Miss Hanson, teacher in district 7, Sherburne county, closed her term of school on Friday, and in every respect it was a most successful one. There are few, if any, better teachers than Miss Hanson, and she has en deared herself to the residents of the district in which she taught by her commonsense scholastic methods and kindly disposition. She left on Mon day for Minneapolis to enjoy a well earned vacation. A Bunch of Pine Horses, At my barns will now be found a selection of fine young native work mares and geldings, weighing from 1,150 to 1,350 pounds and as sound as a dollar. These horses, which were all selected with great care, will be sold at most reasonable prices. Call and examine them. Wm. Ross. Scotch Potato King Visits America. John Hannah of Garvin, Scotland, is visiting his brother, Robert Han nah, in Fergus Falls, says a news item. Mr. Hannah is engaged in po tato raising on a large scale in Scot land, and his experience shows what proper cultivation and fertilization will accomplish. Mr. Hannah puts in 50 acres of po tatoes each year. He manures this land to the extent of about 5,000 tons each year, and this costs him $1.50 a ton. He plants fifty bushels of seed potaoes to the acre, whereas the ave rage farmer here plants only about ten bushels. The potatoes are dug very early, as he plants for the early market, but even then, he counts on a yield of 650 bushels to the acre. In Minnesota 200 bushels an acre is considered a good yield at the present time, but proper fertilization would doubtless double or treble the output on the average Minnesota farm. CLASS SCRAP. Customary Rush Results in Hots of Fun But No Casualties The customary annual class rush of the high school seniors and juniors was pulled off on Thursday night and, aside from the fact that a few scratches were received by the partici pants, the scrap was as harmless as a mothers' meeting argument. It was a good-natured encounter, the aim of each side being to capture its op ponents and bind them with ropesa fray of binding and cutting loose. The juniors were, however, declared the winners, they having succeeded in subduing the big fellows. For three days and nights the colors of the juniors had floated from the school flagstaff despite every con ceivable scheme had been resorted to by the seniors to haul them down and hoist their own. The juniors kept vigil in the basement of the school house for three nights and frustrated every attempt of the seniors to drag their flag down. As an outcome of the contest the girls of the junior class gave a re ception to the winners in Farnham hall and furnished refreshments of ice cream and cake. A few of the seniors were discovered snooping around the hall entrance, looking with longing eyes at the delicacies, but were im mediately put to flight by the vic torious class. The juniors removed their colors from the flagstaff on Friday morning. When the Cock Began to Crow. Shortly after daybreak on Tuesday WllfFerrell awoke from a dream in which he had been on a chicken ranch gathering eggs in a bushel basket while the roosters were crowing on the fence posts. There seemed to be all sorts and conditions of roosters pouring forth a discord which jarred Bill's nerves. After he was wide awake, however, he still heard crow ing, but it appeared to emanate from but one roostera particularly strong-voiced bird. And when the cock had crowed thrice Bill sat up in bed and listened. Then he arose, dressed and proceeded downstairs to investigate. There, to his surprise, he discovered on his doorstep a crate containing a gamecock which had been expressed to him from St. Paul and which he later discovered Wesley Page had brought the previous night. Bill then returned to bed but the rooster con tinued to crow incessantly so that he and his family could sleep no more that night. A breakfast time Harry Farnham called upon Mr. Ferrell to enter pro test against his maintaining a public nuisance. Harry testified that he and his family had been prevented from obtaining any sleep ever since "that cock began to crow at 3 o'clock in the morning." But when Mr. Ferrell ex plained that the whole trouble was caused by a joke played upon him by Wesley Page, Mr. Farnham seemed satisfied, but suggested that hereafter it would not be a bad idea for Mr. Ferrell to look upon his porch o'nights before retiring. "Wes. might leave a crate of tomcats or bull pups out there some nightwho knows?" said he. 'The Wide-Awake Club The%ide-wake club will meet on Saturday, May 15, with Phillis Prescott. A program for the occasion has been arranged as follows: Song, Wide-Awake.Club recitation, Gertrude Bishop: instrumental duet, Myrtle Nelson and Phillis Prescott recitation, Eva Ross piano solo, Mary Whitney reading, Gertrude Chapman vocal duet, Eva Ross and Allie Saxon song, Wide-Awake Club. All members are asked to be present. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Dr. Cooney performed surgical op erations upon the following persons Monday of this week: Miss Lloyd, Mora, appendicitis. John Beden, Milo. John Pierson, Mora. All three patients are on a fair way toward recovery. VOLUME XXXIII. NO. 20 PROGRAMJAS GOOD Athletic Association Did Not, How- ever, Receive the Patronage Which It Deserved. Entertainment Was One of the Best Ever Given in the Assembly Hall of High School. The entertainment for the benefit of the High School Athletic association, presented at the assembly room on Saturday evening, did not receive the patronage it deservedthe attendance was meager. Had it been a wrestling match, or something of that nature, "standing room only" signs would have been necessary. But it was a mere musical and literary entertain mentwhich is altogether a different proposition. Despite the small audience, how ever, every number on the program was presentedand it was a program possessing more than ordinary merit. A song and drill by the children of the Whittier school opened the enter tainment and well did the little ones perform their parts. This number alone was worth the price of admis sion. A splendidly rendered recita tion, "Signs and Omens," by Leslie Nickerson, came next and then Jess Angstman gave a masterpiece in oratory entitled "Dodging the Consti tution." Donald Marshall followed with a violin solo, and it was easy to discern that the boy is on the right course to make a virtuoso. The ex pression and execution were magnifi cent. Miss Etta Davis rendered a very pretty recitation, "How Ruby Played," and Misses Aimee Wood cok and Adina Lundquist executed a piano duet in their usual entrancing manner. After an oration by Earl Prescott and a recitation by William Walker, each very creditably de livered, Mrs. H. C. Cooney sang a delightful solo and responded to an encore. A dialogue, "The Competing Railroads," by Chas. Burke, LeOn Neely, Claude Briggs and Jess Angst man, was well handled, as was also a recitation by Alta Reichard. The en tertainment concluded with a cornet solo and encore response by Charley Umbehocker, who is oue of the best cornet soloists in this section of the country. An entertainment possessing the merit that this did should certainly have attracted a much larger gather ing. Senior Class Functions. Preparations are in progress for various senior class functions which occur at intervals during the remain ing three weeks of school. Three of these affairs are open to the public and the senior class and faculty as well look forward to liberal patronage on the part of the public. Class day exercises are to be given on Friday night, May 28, and every senior will appear in some part. A varied and entertaining program is being prepared and will be presented in a somewhat novel manner. The exact nature of the entertainment is concealed, but we feel safe in saying no one will be disappointed in the efforts made by the seniors. The program will be given in the opera house and admission will be charged proceeds to go to the senior class. Baccalaureate services occur qn Sunday evening, June 6, and will be held in the M. E. church. Rev. J. W. Heard will deliver the address. The commencement proper will be observed Monday evening, June 7. The class has been exceedingly fortu nate in sucuring a very able speaker for this occasion, Rev. Andrew Gillies of Hennepin Avenue M. E. church, Minneapolis. The valedictory and salutatory will be delivered on that night and several special musical numbers have been prepared. Notice. The officials of the Oak Knoll Cem etery association hereby announce that grave digging, fixing lots, and any other work outside of the .regular labor will be done at reasonable rates. The money will all go into the fund for expenses. The regular price of $3.00 will be charged for digging graves. This will also go into the general fund. Full particulars may be had by calling on Mrs. Guy J2w- ing, treasurer of the association. Augusta Harmon, Secretary. New Mercantile Store. The Black Hawk Mercantile com pany will open for business in the corner store of the Townsend block on Thursday, May 20, with a full line of dry goods, clothing and shoes. Ladies' and gents' furnishings will also be carried in stock. Black Hawk Mercantile Company, Chas. J. Forsberg.