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Elvin Anderson of Freer Drowns
While Swimming in the Rum
River on Friday Last.
To an Attack of Cramps is Attributed
the Tragic Death of the Un-
fortunate Young Man.
Elvin Anderson, aged 18 years, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Anderson of
Freer, was drowned in the Rum river
on .Friday last at 5 o'clock. The
story of the tragedy is as follows:
Accompanied by his brother Ed
ward, 14 years of age, and Jens Egge,
Elvin proceeded to the river, a dis
tance of about three miles from their
home, to fish. They were angling in
a deep hole and Elvin thought that
perhaps he would have better luck
were he to cross to the opposite side
of the stream. Thereupon, without
removing his clothes, he plunged into
the river and his brother followed.
When in the deepest part of the river
Elvin suddenly went under, taking
hold of his brother as he did so.
Edward tried to drag Elvin ashore but
found it impossible, and it was only
by strenuous effort and the assistance
of Jens Egge that he managed to save
his own ilfe.
After all attempts to rescue Elvin
had proved futile Jens ran to the
nearest houseArchie Taylor'sand
from there phoned to Elvin's father.
Mr. Anderson and Ben Haralson,
who was at the house, hurried to the
river, but Archie Taylor arrived
there firstas he had not as far to go
and, with the aid of a gaff, pulled
the body from the river.
Elvin was undoubtedly attacked
with cramps, as under ordinary con
ditions he could have easily swam the
river. He is survived by a father and
mother. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ander
son, and a brother and sister.
The funeral was held from the
Greenbush Norwegian Lutheran
church on Monday at 1 o'clock, Rev.
Larsgaard conducting the services.
The unfortunate young man was
buried with military honors, twenty of
the members of Company G, M. N.
G., escorting the body to the grave.
A Bold Bank Robber.
One of the boldest daylight rob
beries in the history of the northwest
was perpetrated on Thursday of last
week at White Bear, a twin city sum
mer resort, when Robert Pohl, a
stranger, thrust an automatic pistol
into the face of Alfred Auger, cashier
of the First State bank, and com
pelled him to pass over all the money
in the bank, $565, Pohl escaped to
take refuge in a nearby lumber yard,
pursued by a yelling mob, and from
his concealment opened fire with fatal
results Pohl was finally killed,
more than twenty shots being poured
into him. On his person was found
all the stolen money.
Edward Larkin, chef at the Five
Forks, a Bald Eagle Island cottage,
was shot through the heart as he
came upon the robber. He was
instantly killed.
William Butler, a White Bear fisher
man, received a shot through the ab
domen, and was carried subsequently
to St. Joseph's hospital. St. Paul.
It is feared he cannot recover. Other
members of the posse who were
wounded include Richard Doran, shot
in the arm, and John Christie, shot in
the thigh. They were also taken to
St. Joseph's hospital.
Land Offices
The new office of the Lake Land
company has been opened for busi
ness. Fred Holmes of Milaca has
been here for several days past having
the finishing touches put on the build
ing A large sign is being put on the
roof this week. The Lake Land com
pany consists of the following named
gentlemen: C. E. Ericksonof Milaca,
who is county commissioner of the
fourth district: Fred Holmes and Ed.
Milton. Mr. Milton is an experienced
land cruiser and is thoroughly ac
quainted with all the country around
the lake. The company has some ex
cellent bargains in land and will no
doubt be a large factor in settling up
the lake country.Onamia Lake
Guy an Expert Anglewormist
Guy Ewing, the expert "angle
wormist" of the Princeton Ike Walton
club, passed a few days ot the past
week at Elk Lake park, where he and
his wife have been entertaining
guests at one of Mr. Pratt's cottages.
When Guy fails to land a five or six
pound bass with a mere worm there is
something altogether wrong with
conditions. He went out upon the lake
Tuesday with exactly three worms,
all he could find in three hours'
digging, and they were mere infants
half inchers "Tough luck," muttered
he to himself as he gazed upon the
diminutive wrigglers, "but I do not
intend to despair." His first worm
was nibbled from the hook and the
second met with the same fate. With
the third and last, however, he landed
a two-pound bass, but the fish swal
lowed the bait down to a point near
its tail. With the aid of a knife Guy
recovered the bait and, placing it on
his hook, soon had a three-pound
bass. Following up the same line of
procedure he landed a four, five and
six-pounder. By this time only a
mere particle of the worm remained,
but he placed it on the hook and
caught a shiner. With the shiner for
bait he dargged in a two-pound
pickerel and with a slice from the tail
of the pickerel he caught a six-pound
pike. Having captured sufficient fish
for supper he returned to the cottage.
As the story was told to us by Guy
personally there is of course no
grounds for dispute. He said he
considered it a record haul consider
ing that only one worm out of the
three he took with him proved of any
Decision in Favor of Defendants
Judge M. D. Taylor has handed
down his decision in the case of Chas.
Malone against Ole N. Requiam and
Peter Kennedy.
This was an action brought by
plaintiff to enforce the performance
of a contract for the conveyance of
land which defendant Kennedy con
tended had been cancelled. The case
was tried by the court at the April,
1909, term at Princeton, A. M.
Harrison and A. H. Noyes appearing
for plaintiff and Chas. Keith and E.
L. McMillan for defendant Kennedy.
Judge Taylor took the case under
The court finds for defendant
Kennedy, action not having been
commenced within six years from the
time the cause of action upon the con
tract set forth in complaint accrued.
Therefore Kennedy is entitled to judg
ment dismissing the action. A stay
of thirty days is granted.
Return From Auto Tour
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Caley, with
their sons Harold and Tommy and
Gerald Petterson, and Mr. and Mrs.
E. K. Evens and Johnny Berg re
turned from their automobile trip to
Iowa on Tuesday. They were gone
eight days and visited many towns.
At Crescothe first town Mr. Caley
ever worked inthey made their
longest stop, and Mr. Caley says that
the town is a veritable nest of blind
piggeries. The population of the
place is about 3,000 and there are 18
"red-eye" joints there. Mr. Caley
noticed that blind pigs were plentiful
wherever he went. Everyone enjoyed
the trip, inoluding Mr. Evens, who
sustained a puncture of one tire thrice
in succession and when on the home
stretch was compelled to put back to
Anoka for repairs. This accounts for
the fact that he did not reach Prince
ton for several hours after Mr.
Caley's machine had arrived.
Name lour Farm.
Name your farm. There is no
doubt but that a name in connection
with a dairy, fruit or poultry farm
or any other farm, for that matter
is a distinguishing mark and is a very
great help in establishing trade
It is advertising which costs noth
ing, which gains steadily from being
used freely in conversation and finally
becomes indissolubly associated with
the product for which it stands.
In choosing a name adopt a simple,
characteristic one and always use it
on letterheads, in advertising on the
wrappers, labels or boxes containing
your products.
Kicked by a Horse.
Roy Stickney of Spencer Brook
was kicked in the face by a colt on
Friday and the injuries sustained were
of a very painful nature. It appears
that Roy entered the barn without
speaking to the horses, as was his
custom, and while passing behind the
colt it let fly with its heels and frac
tured his jaw and nose.
Dr. Cooney was called and the
young man removed to the North
western hospital, where he received
treatment and on Tuesday had suffi
ciently recovered to permit of his
being taken back to his home.
A Gas Saver
Everybody knows salt water boils
at a lower pressure than fresh. Put
salt into the water when you cook
puddings or brown bread in covered
molds. This saves quite an amount
of gas. For food values and diges
tant qualities nothing can surpass
golden grain belt beer. It gives vigor
to the system and is an excellent tonic
for the nerves. See that you are sup
plied with a case and that a glass is
served with each meal. Order of your
nearest dealer or be supplied by
Sjoblom Bros., wholesale dealers,
He Had Suffered Intensely From Sar-
coma of a Malignant Type for
More Than a Year.
Funeral Services Conducted by Rev.
Langseth Today at Lutheran
Church in Glendorado.
John Stowe of Glendorado, who for
over a year had suffered intensely
from sarcoma on one of his legs, died
on Tuesday evening at 10:30 in the
village of Princeton. So great a hold
had the disease taken on him
that it was impossible by any means
to save his life.
In the Norwegian Lutheran church,
Glendorado, at 1 o'clock today Rev.
Langseth conducted the funeral -ser
vices and the burial was in the ceme
tery of the church named.
John Stowe was born in Nevada
township, Mower county, Minn., on
April 6, 1865, and was there married
to Miss Emma Olson on January 27,
1886. In 1905, with his wife and fami
ly, he moved to Glendorado and
settled on a farm. There he lived al
most continually until about two
months ago, when he rented rooms
over the Grow store in Princeton so
that he might obtain medical treat
ment. He is survived by a widow,
five boys and one girl three boys
and one girl are dead. He also
leaves three brothers and seven
sisters, viz., Ole and Henry of Glen
dorado and Halvor, Crawford, S. D.
Mrs. S. Kittilson, Glendorado Mrs.
A. G. Larson and Mrs. E. N. Golden.
Adams, Minn. Mrs. John Cavanaugh,
David, Iowa Mrs. Thos. Larson,
Choteau, Mont. Mrs. John Schneider,
Montevideo, Minn. Miss Clara Stowe,
Nevada, Minn. His father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Knute O. Stowe
of Nevada, Minn., also survive him.
John Stowe was an industrious,
honest man who attended strictly to
his own business. He was a man who
made many friends through his fair
dealing and his kindly disposition,
and those who Knew him will long
hold his memory dear.
An Imposition on the State
Justice C. B. Elliott, who resigned
from the state supreme bench to
accept a federal appointment to the
supreme court of the Philippine
islands, may yet draw his August
salary from Minnesota.
Judge Elliott's resignation from the
Minnesota bench takes effect Sep
tember 1, but he left July 19 for
Manila, and his compensation from
the Philippine government began then.
The question of his August salary
has been referred to the attorney
general's department, which has made
further inquiry at Washington, and
finds that his pay from the Philippines
is only a half-pay allowance, with
expenses added, until he actually
assumes his duties. Under this show
ing it is likely that a ruling will be
made permitting Judge Elliott also to
draw pay from the state of Minnesota
up to September 1.
St. Cloud Wants to be a Potato Mart.
Mr. A. D. Doane, secretary of the
commercial club of St. Cloud, accom
panied by Mr. A. N. Farmer and
Elmer Knutson of the public schools
of that city, and Harold Knutson of
the Foley Independent, ^ere in Prince
ton several hours Saturday. They
had come over in Mr. Doane's auto
mobile and made a record-breaking
trip. Mr. Doane consulted with W.
H. Ferrell and other potato men here
with the end in view of establishing
a potato market at St. Cloud. If St.
Cloud will furnish standard varieties
of potatoes there will be no trouble
about buyers.
Creates a Commotion
On Monday evening considerable
commotion was caused at the depot
by a hatless fellow who had alighted
for some reason or other from the
train and had been left behind. The
fellow seemed to be suffering from an
attack of whiskyritis." When the
train had proceeded a few rods from
the depot, however, a friend of the
hatless-one called the attention of the
conductor to the fact that a passenger
had been left behind. The train was
immediately backed up and the be
fuddled passenger yanked on board
by the brakeman.
Annual Christian Church Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Wyanett
Christian church will be held on Sun
day, August 22, at the church, eight
miles east of Princeton. There will
be preaching morning and afternoon
with a basket dinner in the grove,
good music and good speakers. A
large delegatioa from Princeton will
be in attendance. Everyone is invited
and asked to take well-filled baskets
with them.
United in Wedlock to firs, nary Tip-
ton of Chicago by Rev. Heard
I at M. E. Parsonage.
Mr. and firs. Buck Will Live at the
Home of the Groom's Parents
1 in Town of Greenbush.
William L. Buck, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Buck of Greenbush, and
Mrs. Mary Tipton of Chicago were
mariied by Rev. J. W. Heard at the
Methodist parsonage on Saturday
evening, August 7. The witnesses to
the ceremony were Miss Belle Henry
and Mrs. Heard.
Following the ceremony the young
people drove to the residence of the
groom's parents, where for a time
they intend to make their home. A
reception was there given and a
wedding supper served which was par
ticipated in by many friends of the
bride and groom. Mr. and Mrs. Buck
received many pretty tokens of esteem
from their guests.
William Buck is an industrious
farmer and one of the best fellows on
earth, while his bride, who is a sister
of| Mrs. Christian Bultman, is a very
accomplished lady, who made many
friends during her visits to Greenbush.
Village Council.
he regular monthly meeting of the
village council was held on Thursday
evening with all members of the body
in attendance.
It was decided, upon motion, to
transfer $3,000 from the general to the
electric fund in order to liquidate
some of the outstanding warrants.
A tax levy of $4,000 was made on
the assessed valuation of the village
for corporate purposes.
The eouncil agreed to furnish Com
pany with free electric light, the
same not to exceed $100 for the year,
and also to pay the rent of the hall,
Councilmen Ferrell, Jones and
Whitney were appointed a committee
to make an inspection of the public
road leading west to the corporate
Jimi^g, ascertain what repairs are
necessary, and make report thereon
at the next meeting.
The storage battery question was
brought up and it was decided to no
tify firms which furnish such batteries
to send representatives to the next
meeting of the council.
Will Leave Two Harbors.
The Two Harbors Iron Port has the
following to say of Rev. Gratz, who
was at one time pastor of the Prince
ton Methodist church and is well
known to many people here:
We regret to learn that Rev. W. E.
J. Gratz, upon the expiration of his
term in this city as pastor of the M.
E. church, will retire from this field,
the north shore climate not agreeing
with his health. We are informed
that the reverend gentleman will be
tendered the position of district
superintendent of the Sunday school
work in this district with headquarters
at Duluth. During his sojourn in our
city the past five years Mr. Gratz has
won the confidence and high esteem
of all our people irrespective of re
ligious denomination and is a most
able and fearless expounder of the
gospel. Through his many endearing
traits of character he has accomplish
ed great good for the public weal and
advancement of our people. He is an
eloquent speaker and logical debater
as well as a theologian of high attain
During the past six days Dr. Cooney
performed surgical operations on the
following named persons:
Mrs. G. H. Thoma, amputation of
left arm Miss Kate Erickson, Orrock,
appendicitis Miss Iva McCracken,
appendicitis Stanley Rawn, appendi
citis Mrs. Henry Holt, Elk River.
Abe Jorgenson of Blue Hill is re
cieving medical treatment.
All of the patients are doing well.
St. Louis County's Sanitarium
The county commissioners have met
the expectations of the public by
appropriating $20,000 for the estab
lishment and maintenance of a county
tuberculosis sanitarium. This was
the amount asked for by the com
mission, and the county board has
done the county a service of real value
in making the liberal appropriation.
The fight against" the white plague"
has passed the experimental stage,
and the county commissioners will
find that in establishing a county
sanitarium for the sufferers from
tuberculosis they have made a sound
investment that will prove of great
value to the county. With the ap
propriation of $20,000 it will be pos
sible to erect an administration build
ing for the superintendent and staff
and dining* halls for the patients
and two less expensive buildings for
sleeping quarters for the patients.
When this sanitarium has been
established, sufferers from, consump
tion who are financially unable to
seek relief in private and costly sani
tariums will be enabled to secure
treatment that will be of benefit not
only to'them but to the many who are
now exposed to infection by condi
ions that encourage the spread of the
disease.Duluth Herald.
An opportunity is now open at the
Northwestern Hospital Training
School for Nurses for two young
women desirous of becoming trained
graduate nurses. A small salary
attached. For particulars address
Dr. H. C. Cooney, Princeton, Minn.
Unclaimed Letters
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn.,
August 9, 1909: Mrs. Vina Anderson,
Miss M. E. Collins, Mr. Robt. Schaal.
Please call for advertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, P. M.
For sale, German canaries, bred
from imported birds. Apply to Mrs.
A. Bryson, Princeton. 33 2t
P. L. Roadstrom has a lace ad in
this issue and it will no doubt pay
you to call at his store and inspect
the goods advertised.
Rev. Geo. Galbraith performed the
marriage ceremony uniting Albert
Prescott of Baldwin and Lena Pape
of Blue Hill on Tuesday.Elk River
Octave and Albert Savard, who
have been working for their uncle,
Louis Rocheford, in Greenbush, re
turned yesterday to their home at
White Bear.
C. I. Piatt of Chicago, accompanied
by his son, is visiting his brother, J.
W. Piatt, at Bock. They drove to
Princeton yesterday and made the
Union a pleasant call.
There are no electric lights this
week as the boiler at the power house
is being reset and repaired. It seems
odd to go back to candles and smoky
lamps after being used to electric
Mrs. Anna E. Clough and daughter,
Leila, of San Diego, Cal., are the
guests of Mrs. R. C. Dunn. They
will visit friends and relatives at
their old home in Spencer Brook be
fore returning west.
Large quantities of cucumbers are
now being delivered at the pickle
factory daiiy. A nice little bunch of
money will be distributed among the
growers of cucumbers in this vicinity
between now and the first killing frost.
The yield is fairly good.
Cut down the noxious weeds on the
streets in front of your lots as well
as those that disfigure your lots.
Remove the eye-sores without delay.
A few hours' work on the part of each
individual property-owner will dis
pose of the weed evil in Princeton.
The Christian Sunday school and
friends of Rev. Marshall will give an
entertainment consisting of music and
recitations at the Odd Fellows' hall
on Tuesday evening, August 24, at
8:30 o'clock. Mr. Marshall will also
give a short talk. Admission, 10 and
15 cents.
Minneapolis socialists sent a cable
gram of congratulation to the striking
Swedish workmen on their stand
against the capitalists. Only incon
sistency is that those are the fellows
who became capitalists five years
after they've landed over here.Quen
tin in Minneapolis Tribune.
Tomorrow night at the armory the
great Blackfoot Indian, Chief War
Eagle, will wrestle with Joe Wallace
of St. Paul. War Eagle, who has
downed many a good man, agrees to
throw Joe Wallace three times in an
hour. The chief is a monumental
mass of muscle and case-hardened
flesh who tips the beam at 260 pounds.
Robert Shaw says that never within
his recollection has the com crop
been so prolific. I have a patch of
sweet corn," says Bob, "which will
beat anything in the country. The
stalks are not satisfied with shooting
out ears in the customary places but
are protruding them even in the
tassels, and crops of all kinds in
Greenbush are remarkably fine."
A. Z. Norton has a row of tomato
plants in his garden which surpasses
anything the agricultural editor of
this paper has ever seen. Every plant
some of which are at least six feet
six inches in heightis virtually
covered with tomatoes, from ripe ones
as large as a man's fist to green ones
the size of marbles. Mr. Norton also
has a fine crop of numerous other
kinds of vegetables and there is not a
weed to be found in his garden patch.
Mille Lacs County Agricultural Asso-
ciation Decides Upon Above
Dates for 1909 Fair.
Whether Fair Will Be Held at Usual
Place or on Streets of Village
Not Yet Determined.
On Friday afternoon a meeting of
the Mille Lacs County Agricultural
association was held at the offices of
M. S. Rutherford Co. and the follow
ing officers were elected for the ensuing
year: Pr,eisdent, W. H. Ferrell vice
president, Thos. F. Scheen secretary,
Ira G. Stanley treasurer, L. S.
Briggs directors, R. D. Byers, L. C.
Hummel, A. E. Allen.
It was decided to hold the fair on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
September 16, 17 and 18. The ques
tion as to whether it should be held
on the same grounds as heretofore or
whether a street fair would be pre
ferable was discussed, and a committee
appointed to call on the business
men and ascertain their views upon
the subject.
Qualifications of a Governor
Our congratulations to Hon. Adolph
O. Eberhart, lieutenant governor of
Minnesota, for his injection of a wel
come innovation into campaign
methods. Mr. Eberhart is credited
with entertaining an ambition to be
the republican nominee for governor
in the next campaign. Clearly he
believes that the voters of the com
monwealth should be taken into his
confidence, in a heart-to-heart way,
and should be enabled to know all
about at least his top-story equipment
for the high office. Accordingly he
has caused to be circulated a certifi
cate of the Gustavus Adolphus college
of St. Peter, showing his record iir
that university of learning, in order
that every citizen of the state may
have documentary evidence that at
least one of the candidates for guber
natorial honors is properly hooked
up mentally.
We learn from an examination of
the certificate that Mr. Eberhart has
a mark of 97 in sacred history.
That's fine, so far as it goes, but a
man in politics should stand high in
profane history also. On that score,
the certificate is mute. It is pleasing,
too, to learn that Mr. Eberhart has
rating about 90 in exegesis, logic,
Metrick och Dikthonst, Stilistik,
astronomy, geology, calculus and in
Greek and Latin classics. These are
significant chiefly as showing the
training in mental gymnastics that
serves as an emergency fund against
which a governor is liable to be called
upon to make drafts at any hour of
the day or night.
The record further shows that Mr.
Eberhart has a rating of 98only two
points shy of perfectionin optics
and acoustics, which means that his
eyes and ears are on the job all the
time, a prime essential to success in
politics. "Deportment 100" reads
the certificate and none will gainsay
the importance of that equipment for
a man in the office of the chief
executive of a great state.
Mr. Eberhart's record is all well
enough so far as it goes, but, as the
preliminary campaign progresses, he
will discover that the voters will want
to know about other things. He
doubtless will find that diplomacy is
quite as important as deportment, and
that his rating in exegesis mil not
help him much if he does not stand
high in expediencies. He may find
that he would gladly trade his
chumminess with Virgil, Ovid,
Horace, Terence, Cicero and August
ine for a friendly understanding with
Olsen, Nelson, Smith, Jones, Brown,
Robinson and other district leaders in
the political game. He made 98 in
mechanics in college, and that may
help him in understanding the opera
tions of the machine. Altogether it
will be interesting to watch the
success with which Mr. Eberhart
utilizes his college certificate in the
field of politics.St. Paul Pioneer
Arrive trom California.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Pierson arrived
here on Monday evening from San
Pedro, Cal., to spend a few weeks
with friends. Louis says he Is doing
well on the coast and that he and his
wife like the country fairly well.
Princeton, however, possesses an at
tractiveness for them which is irre
sistible, hence they find it im
possible to remain away for any great
length of time.
It is a good thing that some people
are self-satisfied, for they never could
satisfy any one else.Chicago News.

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