o**- I &/>e Farm Fireside, I
5 Gleanings by Our Country i
Fred Murphy is pulling stumps for
The Anderson family spent Sunday
at Ben Johnson's.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Grant spent Sun
day at the Higgins home.
What was the attraction at the
corners last Sunday, boys?
Several of the farmers are busy
planting their early potatoes.
Word has been received to the effect
that O. Dorff is a grandpa now.
Iva McCracken entertained her
friend, Sarah Shurrer, last week.
John Olsen, wife and son, Henry,
visited at the Fisk home Sunday.
Mrs. Ida Sanborn bad company
arrive on Monday evening's train.
Mrs. Lew Pierson's brother and
wife from Minneapolis are visiting
Miss Ailce Barry entertained her
sister from St. Paul a few days last
Mr. and Mrs. McCracken spent
Sunday at John Lane's. They report
Mrs. Lane to be improving after a
The children were all deserving of
praise at the entertainment last Satur
day night. The proceeds from the
baskets amounted to $9.35.
A large crowd attended the dance
Friday evening. Forty tickets were
sold and a fine supper was served.
All had an enjoyable time.
Charley Peterson of Bradford lost
a valuable mare last week that will
cost him two hundred and twenty-five
dollars to replace.
Dick Walker and Lawrence Clough
started for Foley last Sunday morn
ing, with their colors flying, to assist
the Princeton aggregation, and re
turned with them at half mast, if not
Arthur Wetter, son of Andrew
Wetter, of Spencer Brook, died last
Sunday morning from pneumonia,
aged about 20 years. Arthur was a
trustworthy and industrious young
man and the mainstay of the Wetter
Gerald Ernest, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. Powell of Duluth and
grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Ellingwood of Spencer Brook, died
at Duluth Wednesday, May 5, from
spinal meningitis, aged three months
and one day. The body was brought
to Spencer Brook for burial. Ser
vices were conducted at the Elling
wood home by Rev. F. Roper. Mr.
apd Mrs. Powell have the sympathy
of their friends in their bereavement.
The Zimmerman band gave an en
tertainment at the Brook Saturday
night, as advertised, and their efforts
were highly appreciated by the audi
ence. The irrepressible Harry Pratt
sang a couple of solos. Mrs. Mickel
son sang a solo, the Misses Nora and
Lillie Stendahl a duet, and each
number was listened to with pleasure.
A guitar solo by Mr. Olson, the musi
cal directoi, was finely rendered.
The ladies' quartetMrs. Mickelson,
Mrs. Pratt and the Stendahl sisters
to use a slang expression, just took
the cake. The orchestra of four
piecesMessrs. Olson, Varley, Pratt
and Mrs. Foleyplayed several
selections in a very pleasing manner.
All the numbers by the band were well
received and applauded.
Smashes All Records.
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Mrs. Joe Rudolph was a Sunday
visitor at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Miss Gertie Steeves entertained Miss
Gertie Brennan and Miss Daisy Mott
on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. John Gates visited her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lundgren, last
Saturday and Sunday.
Oscar Bengston and Miss Mazie
Mott were passengers on the down
river train on Monday morning.
A crowd of twenty or more young
folks of this vicinity were out Satur
day night hanging May baskets.
Miss Gertie Brennan of Princeton
was a guest of Miss Daisy Mott from
Friday evening until Monday morn
Prof. Spencer gave quite an in
teresting magic lantern show at the
Gates school house on Thursday
evening of last week.
Ralph and Edwin Carr came out
from Princeton Saturday night and
spent Sunday with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Carr.
Visitors at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Lennie Bockoven on Sunday
last were Mrs. August Kuhrke, Mrs.
Otto Kuhrke, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bal
fanz, Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Myers,
Mr. and Mrs. John Myers, and Mr.
and Mrs. Leon Annis.
The Oxbow local A. S. of E. held its
regular meeting on Tuesday evening
of last week. We of this locality
should be pleased to hear more about
how other locals of this order are
Hilmer Hjelm, who lost an arm last
winter as the result of an accident
while at work near Duluth, arrived at
the home of his brother, John, last
week. The young man has been ill
ever since the accident and at present
is only just able to be about.
The Woman's Auxiliary met at the
home of Mrs. Leon Annis on Thurs
day afternoon of last week. The time
was pleasantly and profitably spent.
Ice cream and cake were served by the
hostess. The club will meet on May
20 at the home of Mrs. Signe Bengs
Al Bemis has been working a few
days at the brickyard the past week.
Smallpox and whooping cough are
having full sway in this neighbor
Miss Clara Sandquist took a trip
with Bill Bonn to the county seat last
May baskets are all the rage now
and the evenings are very fine for the
There was no service in the Metho
dist church last Saturday evening for
Misses Mary Knutson and Esther
Bleed called at the Sandquist home
last Friday afternoon.
Dave Sandquist is the proud pos
sessor of a brand new buggy. He
doubtless expects to take the girls out
Joe Kniffin is talking of taking a
walk to St. Paul to see the sights and
interview a certain dealer in bicycles,
Oscar Schram is keeping the road
warm since he has got that swell new
horse and buggy. The girls all think
he is the only one now.
John Beden has gone to the
Northwestern hospital, Princeton, to
have an operation performed. His
many friends hope that he may re
An enjoyable evening was spent last
Friday at Herbert Huggins'. The
time was passed in dancing and, after
refreshments at midnight, the crowd
The ball game last Sunday between
Estes Brook and Long Siding was a
good one. The scores were 13 and 14
in favor of Long Siding. The game
would have been more interesting if
everyone had played fair, but all is
fair in love and war.
Nick Essig has bought a disc har
Robt. Braton has built a fine porch
to his house.
Grandma Schenck and Miss Annie
Pape went to Princeton Monday
Lloyd Boyn has bought a patent
harrowone that dodges the stumps
and fence posts.
Max Kruske, the live stock man of
Bogus Brook, called at the Johnson
ranch on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Essig and
cihldren spent Sunday afternoon with
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Polfus.
Miss Edith Johnson stayed over
with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Schmidt
from Friday until Monday.
The writer recalls the time when
Uncle George I. Staples, the business
manager of the Union, was the
diamond hero of our town. At one
time Uncle George had the choice of
playing in one of the league teams at
a large salary or working for the
Union, but he chose the latter and
this is the reason the Union has
presented such a good-looking ap
pearance all these years.
Jos. Johnson went to Princeton
Saturday evening to have his hair
cut and he met on the corner Fred
Dugan, the popular potato buyer
Charley and Grover Umbehocker, the
successful icemen, and Dick Walker,
the handsome rancher from Spencer
Brook, and together the quintet
adjourned to the high school, where
they enjoyed the program given for
the benefit of the athletic association.
Joe says that the specialties were all
good and especially the first number
nine little dancing dryads in their
dainty costumes were too cunning for
anything. Devotees of the national
game should give the boys every en
A large number of their friends,
among them Rev. and Mrs. Larson,
visited at Mattson's Sunday.
Andrew Mattson accompanied Miss
Hanson to the city Mondaysince her
efforts to get an older member of the
sex was fruitless.
The Sunday sohool in Battle Brook
was reorganized by Rev. Larson last
Sunday. Officers were elected as
follows: S uperintendent, John Olson
assistant superintendent, Mrs. Bender
secretary, Louis Bender treasurer,
Mr. Nelson teachers, Mrs. Bender,
Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. L. Larson.
Our faith in the saying "I pays to
advertise" is somewhat shaken. We
learn from good authority that Miss
Hanson packed ten cans of soup in
the bottom of her trunk.
School closed Friday, May 7, with
an entertainment in the evening, given
by the rival divisions. Programs ar
ranged by the captains, Edna Nelson
and Cora Wergin, were given and
judgedthe judges declaring a tie.
Edna Nelson received spelling prize
for the year. Cora Wergin and Annie
Mattson were winners in the hand
kerchief contest and both received
work baskets. Harry and Sophus
Nelson were the only boys who exhib
ited sailboats, and each received a
Mrs. E. V. Healy of Fridley visited
last week with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Iliff of Elk
River were in town visiting relatives
Mrs. G. N. Stendahl has been to
Fridley this week visiting with her
daughter, Mrs. Healy.
Miss Kraemer, having closed her
school, left for her home at Chaska
on Monday morning.
L. C. Hummel and Wm. Pratt of
Princeton were down Wednesday look
ing over the meat shop.
Agnes Eckdahl, Stella S chum acker
and Swen Kight came up from Min
neapolis on Monday night.
Miss Maud Kraemer was greatly
surprised last Friday night when she
entered her boarding place at about
9 o'clock and found the house crowded
with friends. Her sister from Chaska,
who arrived that evening, was also
there. The evening was spent in
games and music, a delicious lunch
was served and the party broke up
at a very late hour, all declaring they
had spent a most delightful time.
Rosy Dalchow was on the sick list
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dalchow spent
Sunday at Miller's.
Wm. Zahnow of Fergus Falls is ex
pected here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Ziebarth left
for the cities last week.
Paul Krueger was a pleasant visitor
at Carl Rick's last week.
The Bogus boys organized a ball
team last Sunday afernoon.
J. Dalchow hauled a load of hay
from the Siding on Monday.
Willie Jopp is keeping the brush
rather short in Rosin's pasture.
Albert Hoeft spent Sunday evening
at the home of Miss Clara Bandemer.
Wm. Peterson received a slight in
jury while playing ball last Sunday.
Fred Polfus has been engaged to do
the mason work for G. Hoeft's new
Carl Hoeft is wearing a big smile on
his face over the arrival of a 9-pound
Mrs. W. Gates spent Sunday with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eric
Herman Kuhrke left for Brickton on
Monday, where he will saw for the
Henry Bat/ was a visitor at the
home of Miss Rosy Dalchow last
A large crowd of young people
gathered at the home of John Dalchow
on Sunday afternoon.
Miss Ida May Schmidt and H.
Kuhrke spent a pleasant evening at
G. Hoeft's last Thursday.
One of our young men is keeping the
roads in good condition between Aug.
Kuhrke's and Albert Lueck's.
Miss Wanda Hoeft returned home
on Saturday. She has been employed
at R. D. Byers' for some time.
Paul Emme has the contract for
building G. Hoeft's new house and
will start as soon as possible.
A certain young fellow got his
mouth hurt last Sunday while playing
ball. Use your hands next time.
A crowd of young people gathered
at Henry Dalchow's last Sunday and
the evening was spent in playing
A game of ball was played between
Bogus Brook and a scrub nine. The
score was 10 to 26 in favor of the
Miss Louisa Kanitz was a pleasant
caller at G. Hoeft's last Sunday
afternoon and the people were quite
A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Hoeft on May 6. Carl says he
will be able to plow for spuds in a
week or two.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Harmon and
Mrs. Gottlieb Hoeft were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bonkowske last
C. W. Peterson went fishing last
Saturday evening and caught one
sucker. Fishing is good when you
can catch them like that, Pete.
For farm loans go to Robt. H.
King. He gives lowest rates, best
terms_and quick service.
THJEB FBIKCETOK TJITIOX. THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1909.
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Pattern 1. A very
yards long, price
to \i) ill to
to to to
Pattern 2. 21 yards long,
wider and heavier, per pair.
Pattern 3. Three yards long,
wide and very good, a pair....
Pattern 6. Three yards long,
designs, exceptionally good
value, per pair
Pattern 7, Three
wide and fancy,
iii General Merchandise
Three yards long,
Pattern 5. Three yards long,
curtain, very good values,
This is the time of the year when the old lace curtains are
pulled down and replaced with new ones. W have just
received a consignment of curtains in the latest and newest fa
designs. The finest patterns you may wish to see. W will
be pleased to show them whether you buy or not.
Special Display Friday and Saturday jj
yards long, extra
Prices Hardwood lumber for sale.
lower than the lowest.
Farnham Brick Co.,
Notice is hereby given that all
horses and cattle found running at
large in the village of Princeton will,
after this date, be impounded as pro
vided by the village ordinance.'
Dated May 13, 1909.
S. A. Cravens, Marshal.
The stallion "Young Herman" will
stand for the season at Anson How
ard's barn, Princeton.
20-4t J. C. Van Alstein.
A scientific bill of fare made in
Germany lists whale's milk as the
ideal human food, but buckwheat
cakes and sausages still hold first
place in this country as the real thing.
jgA E. ALLEN & CO
The Store TKat Serves You Best
i Success Manure Spreaders I
Why buy an inferior Manure Spreader when you
can buy a Success Spreader at the same price
which will spread the manure better and more
evenly than any other spreader on earth? These
spreaders are now on exhibition at our store.
|Caley Hardware Co. i
Few Beds In Bagdad.
About 60 per cent of Bagdad's pop
ulation possess no beds. These poor
people rest on blankets spread on the
floors of their houses in the winter
and on the roofs in the summer. Owing
to the excessive heat of these regions
sleep is made impossible elsewhere
than on the roof or in the open gar
dens. It is an interesting sight to see
how the women at sunset emerge from
their houses to prepare the evening
nieal on the roof and spread the bed
ding for the night. Inasmuch as the
climate is very dry, there is little to
fear from exposure to the night air.
While a considerable number of the
roofs are surrounded by latticework
to insure a certain amount of privacy,
by far the larger number are quite ex
posed to the gaze of curious and In
Learning without politeness makes
a disagreeable pedant, and politeness
without learning makes a superficial,
Pattern 8. A large curtain, bordered /f\
and heavy, three yards long, A A #|i
net, very attractive,
Remember special display Friday
and Saturday. /f\
RUGS. "We will also have a /fi
fine selection of rugs on display Sat- i
3J yards long, a very fine fk\
and very fancy.yards We will
curtain against any $4 cur
32 long, very wide A\
Ten different patterns to select (f\
from in ecru and white.
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
GRAIN, HAY, ETC.
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 03
Wheat, No. 2 Northern... 10 1
Wild hay 3 50
Tame hay [email protected]
Fat beeves, per 5 3c 3*c
Calves, per lb [email protected]
Hogs, per cwt $4.00 $5.00
Sheep, per fi [email protected]
Hens, old, per ft 6c
Springers, per fc 7
The First National Bank of Prince
ton represents the strongest fire insur
ance companies in the world. 2tf
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