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Commencement Exercises of North-
western Hospital are field at
the Methodist Church.
A Particularly Attractive Program
Consisting of Addresses and
The graduating exercises of the
Northwestern Hospital Training
School for Nurses were held at the
Methodist church last evening and
Misses Ethel M. Sargeant, Anna P.
Johnson and Esther A. Meline were
presented by Dr. Cooney with well
earned diplomas. The large as
semblage in attendance at the exer
cises fully demonstrated the interest
which the people of Princeton take in
that widely-known medical and surgi
cal institution, the Northwestern hos
pital, which, under the efforts of Dr.
and Mrs. Cooney, has attained a
place among the best hospitals of the
The platform upon which the
speakers and graduates sat was
prettily decorated with asters and
chrysanthemumspurple and yellow
illustrative of the colors of the
training school, and the program pre
sented would have done credit to an
event of similar nature in any of the
hospitals of the great cities.
An overture by an orchestra con
sisting of Herbert Anderson, Grover
and Chas. Umbehocker, Mr. Wilberg
of Anoka, and Mrs Ben], Soule was
the first number on the program.
This overture was executed in an es
pecially fine manner which brought
forth a round of applause.
Rev. J. W. Heard of the Methodist
church then invoked the divine
blessing and he was followed by R. C.
Dunn in a short address pertaining
to hospitals and the great good which
these intsitutions and the trained
nurses were accomplishing for the
An essay, '"Thoughts on Nursing,"
prepared by Miss Ethel Sargeant, was
then delivered by that young lady,
and it was a indeed a paper of much
merit. In a clear, distinct voice Miss
Sargeant addressed the audience and
her efforts were highly appreciated
Miss Marguerite Byers was the next
on the program with a vocal solo,
The Pirates, *'and its rendition was
superb. Miss Byers has a rich con
tralto voice of remarkable compass
a voice that one never tires of listen
ing to There is every indication
that she will eventually become one
of the best soloists of the country.
Reminiscences," an essay by Miss
Anna P. Johnson, followed. It was a
very interesting paper and well de
Miss Margaret I. King gave a
reading from Wordsworth in her
usual able manner and the orchestra
-executed a selection. '"Apple Blos-
soms," which was particularly en
xollowing this Dr. (Mrs.) F. L. S.
Aldrich of Anoka delivered an ad
dress the subject of which was '"The
Ideal Nurse." The greater part of
the discourse was addressed directly
to the three graduates and it bristled
with sound advice to these young
ladjes who now go forth to make their
living by their chosen profession. It
was an address that cannot fail to
bung forth good fruits should the
graduates follow the advice set forth
theiein Dr Aldrich showed that she
had made a careful study of all the
details of the profession of nursing
she knew full well whereof she spoke.
She closed her address to the gradu
ates in the following words: "The
time \ou have spent in your work, the
experience you have gained will make
you better wives and more intelligent
mothers. I have observed keenly and
I am sure that the twentieth century
man desires a wife, not beauty or
sentimentalism, or even rare accom
plishments, but intelligent com
panionshipa chum who is ever in
terested in him for what he is himself.
We will spend money with him if he
has it to spend, we will not live
beyond his means when his salary is
low, or try to keep up false appear
ances on a limited income. And I
know of no one who will be able to
meet these requirements as can my
ideal nurse." Dr. Aldrich is a par
ticularly brilliant woman and a
skilled medical practitioner. Her
addresses are at all times interesting
At the conclusion of Dr. Aldrich's
address Grover Umbehocker gave
one of his delightful tuba solos and,
if possible, it was a trifle better than
his usual excellent efforts. The name
of the selection was "Beelzebub."
In its composition there are some
particularly difficult parts, but Grover
executed them like a virtuoso. It is
a question whether there is another
player in the state who can sur
pass Grover in the manipulation of
a-tuba, especialy when it comes to
the performance of solo work upon
Miss Esther Meline's paper was en
titled The Professional Nurse, "and
its delivery could scarcely be im
Dr. Cooney's address to the audi
ence and the graduates followed, and
at the close of its rendition be pre
sented Misses Sargeant, Johnson and
Meline with their diplomas and pins
of the Northwestern hospital. Dr.
Cooney's address is hereunder given:
We have assembled here this evening
i witness the formal entrance of
these young ladies into the ranks of
one of the noblest of all professions,
for the nurse in the choice of her pro
fession, casts her lot with the sick, the
injured, the maimed and the dis
Let us hope that in making choice
of this humane profession that they
have deliberated long and well, that
they have not had in view a life of
ease and luxury, or a stepping stone
to wealth or higher social life. If
any of these ambitions have been the
means of taking them away from the
family circle to enter the hospital
wards I pity them, for their dreams
will not be realized and, sooner or
later, they will find that they have
made a mistake in the choice of a pro
fession. But, if they have as we be
lieve entered upon their pupilage with
a steadfast determination to devote
their lives, their energies, their
talents to the cause of the sick and
suffering, I congratulate them and can
promise them a full measure of re
Members of the graduating class:
You have chosen a profession for
which woman has a special aptitude
and one intended by the Creator for
your sex. Nursing has been an occu
pation ever since mortal man came
into the world, and in all ages women,
by their inborn sympathy and natural
aptitude, have been foremost in the
care of the sick and injured. Their
presence and tender care has always
brought sunshine to the sick room
and comfort to the sufferer.
You have completed the curriculum
of your studies and training and, upon
examination, have been found com
petent to enter upon your life work as
thoroughly well as has been within
our power We have, during the two
years you have been with us. en
deavored to teach the modern methods
of nursing as taught in the best metro
politan hospitals, but on leaving
your Alma Mater I have still one
more admonition to make as we stand
tonight at the parting of the ways,
never again to be in the same relation
which has existed in the past. You
must not conclude that your time of
study is at an end. You have laid a
good foundation to a knowledge of
nursing, and it remains for you to
build on this an enduring structure,
by persistent efforts, to keep pace
with the improvements and advance
ments made in the progressive pro
fession of which you now form a
part. Success in any vocation in life
is only attainable bj the hardest of
toil and sacrifice of personal com
forts, and we, who are assembled
here to witness your entrance into
your high, unselfish calling, are
anxious that your most sanguine
hopes, based upon the purest motives,
should be fully realized.
As you leave us to turn your faces
bravely to the front to fight life's
battles over the sometimes rugged
road which leads throughout a well
spent life to success, than which there
is no higher level, we bid you God
speed and goodbye.
The exercises closed with a selection
by the orchestra and the audience dis
persed well pleased with the attrac
Among those who attended the com
mencement exercises from out of town
were Mrs Webster Smith and Mrs.
Lester McGaffrey, Anoka: Mrs. Sar
geant, Anoka Mr. and Mrs. Meline,
Pease: Miss Meline, Minneapolis.
Hass Surprises McAllister
Ben Hass, like his brother Fred of
this village, is somewhat of a wrestler
according to the following from the
Hugh McAllister, welterweight
champion wrestler of the Pacific
coast, caught a Tartar in Ben Hass, a
clever young wrestler from Princeton,
Minn., in a match at a smoker given
by the structural workers. McAllister
outweighed Hass by about six
pounds but that did not bother the
Princeton lad. Aftpr each man had
won a fall, the third bout was called a
draw after a terrific struggle in which
neither grappler had the advantage.
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, JIINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1909.
DIED WHILE ON VISIT
Mrs. W. H. Wheeler Succumbs to
Heart Failure at Home of Her
Daughter in Superior.
Body Arrived Here Tuesday and Fu-
neral Services Conducted by
Rev. Orrock Yesterday.
Mrs. W. H. Wheeler of north Prince
ton, died suddenly from heart failure
on Friday, October 1, while visiting
her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Millard, at
The body was brought to Princeton
on Tuesday and taken to the home of
Mr. and Mrs. David Whitcomb, where
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Orrock yesterday afternoon.
The interment was in Oak Knoll ceme
Mrs. Wheeler, whose maiden name
was Sophina Rogers, was born in
Michigan on July 11, 1854, and came
to Minnesota when 10 years of age.
She was married on December 23,1869,
to W. H. Wheeler of Faribault
county. For sixteen years the family
lived at Superior. A year and a half
ago Mrs. Wheeler, with her husband
and one of their sons, came to Prince
ton and took up their residence on the
north side. Mrs. Wheeler is survived
by a husband, three sons and a
daughter. The children are Mrs. A.
C. Millard and Frank Wheeler, Su
perior, Wis. Eugene Wheeler, Stan
ton, N. D. and Harry Wheeler,
Princeton. She also leaves three
brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Wheeler was a devoted wife
and mother, and a true christian who
was ever ready to sacrifice herself for
the welfare of others. She was held
in high esteem by all who knew her.
A riea For Farm Schools.
To a crowd of 10.000 people Jas. J.
Hill made one of his best addresses
at Rochester last week. The burden
of his address was an urgent plea to
the people of the rural districts to
become interested in the state agri
cultural college so that it may be of
more use to them in the science of
farming than it is at present, and also
to study the art of fertilizing the land
and achieving better results in the
raising of crops. In speaking of the
agricultural college he said:
"Sometimes you hear our farmer
friends say that these college fellows
undertake to teach us and they do
not know how to hoe a hill of pota
I want to say that these college
fellows will save the country when it
is saved. All the argicultural col
leges in the world are in touch with
"If the farmers do not get the best
results from the argicultural college
of the state there is no one to blame
but themselves. The argicultural
college is their own particular institu
tion and they must see to it that it is
no longer a political ball to be tossed
back and forth."
Mr. Hill dwelt upon the increase in
the cost of wheat and said that the in
crease in population is greater than
the increase in the yield of wheat,
therbey making a greater demand.
"The great change is due to the fact
that our public domain is occupied,"
he said. "It is not a new thing, par
ticularly for us in the west, to hear
or even see that our neighbors have
to move to Canada to get a free home,
and they cannot get it any longer in
Canada, for the prices of land are ad
vancing. You may think I am dis
couraged, but I am not. There is no
question but that our country can
support five times its present popula
"If the young people will make up
their minds to remain on the farm
and be as true to the farm as the farm
will be to them, they will never have
cause to regret it. They will be
happy, they will be better men, women
and children and have a better life in
this and the next world than if they
go to the cities taking all the chances
some of them more, I think, than
they are able to stand."
A young couple out in Osborne
county became the proud parents of a
little girl the other day. They want
ed to weigh the youngster as soon as
she was dressed, but had no scales.
Just then the ice man came along and
they borrowed his scales. To their
surprise the little one weighed forty
four pounds.Osborne, Kan., Farmer.
A regular meeting of Wallace T.
Rines Post, G. A. R., will be held on
Wednesday evening, October 13, at
7:30 o'clock. All members are re
quested to be present.
T. H. Caley, Commander.
A. Z. Norton, Adjt.
FIRST GAME OCT. 16
Princeton High School Eleven Will
Play Football at Fair Grounds
on Day Above Named.
W. C. Doane of Milaca Has Been En
gaged to Coach the Princeton
Players this Season.
The first football game to be played
here is scheduled for Saturday, Octo
ber 16, when the Princeton high school
team will tackle either Elk River or
some other eleven.
W. C. Doane of Milaca, at one time
a member of the state university team,
has been engaged to coach the Prince
ton boys. Mr. Doane is a highly
efficient instructor as well as a cyclonic
manipulator of the pigskin. While
with the university team he received
many encomiums from the city press
and he has kept himself well posted
on the latest maneuvers. Under Mr.
Doane's coaching nothing else can be
expected than that the high school
boys will bring victory to their stand
An exceptionally strong eleven has
this year been selectedboys that are
well muscled and wiry. They are go
ing into the fray with the full de
termination of defeating all comers in
their class, and from now until the
close of the season may be expected
to put up a series of the most exciting
games ever pulled off in this neck of
There are but few people who do not
en]oy a scientific game of football and
the high school team can be relied
upon to this year put up games of
Season tickets will shortly be on
sale at 75 cents each, which will ad
mit the bearer to the series of games
which will be played in Princeton.
At the northern Methodist confer
ence held in Duluth last week Rev. E.
K. Copper of the Brainerd district
was named as presiding elder of the
Duluth district, and the old Brainerd
district was apportioned among the
other four districts of the state.
Uuder the new arrangement Princeton
is attached to the Litcbfleltl district.
Dr. E. C. Clemans, retiring superin
tendent of the Duluth district, has
been appointed district superintendent
of the anti-saloon league. Rev. E. H.
Nickelson is superintendent of the
Litchfield district. The new pastor at
Princeton is Re*. I. N Goodell, and
Rev. J. W. Heard goes to Olivia.
Rev. W. E. J. Gratz, formerly pastor
at this place, has been transferred
from Two Harbors to the Joyce
Memorial church, Minneapolis: Rev
T. G. Galbraith leturns to Elk River
Rev. J. A. Geer. formerly of Spencer
Brook, goes to Browns Valley: Rev.
Rupert Swinnerton, also a former
pastor here, goes to a Duluth church
Rev. R. W. Bell has the Ronneby and
Santiago circait There is no ap
pointment given for Milaca in the
C. D. Rutherofrd, nephew of M.~ S.
Rutherford of Princeton, a banker,
postmaster and real estate man of
Flood wood, committed suicide at his
home in that place at 9:30 o'clock
Saturday night by shooting himself
in the forehead with a revolver. The
reason for the rash act is unknown.
Mr. Rutherford had been one of the
leading citizens of Floodwood for the
past ten years. He is survived by a
wife and a son five yea"rs of age.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn,
October 4, 1909: Mr. A. D. Brown,
Mr. Barton Chapman, Mr. Ed Dah
lin, Mr. Nels Engblom, Mr. N. M.
Hanson, Mrs. Annie Johnson, Mr.
L. M. Lamon, Mr. Olof Larson, Mr.
Alfred Nordstrom, Mr. John Olson,
Mr. W. O. Peterson. Please call for
L. S. Briggs, P. M.
Ballet JPierees Arm
By the accidental discharge of a 22-
caliber rifle Sunday Leslie Robideau
of Green bush sustained a painful
wound in the left arm, the bullet enter
ing the arm below the elbow and pass
ing out at a point near the shoulder.
The boy was brought to the North
western hospital, where Dr. Cooney
dressed the wound.
Minnesota's Luther Burbanfc.
What Luther Burbank is doing for
the world Charles Haralson is at
tempting to accomplish for the state
of Minnesota. On the eighty-acre
farm which the state has provided for
him in Carver county, south of Zum
bra Heights and near Lake Minne
tonka, fee is calling into action the
magic of nature to aid his genius in
evolving new varieties of fruit. This
new wizard of the orchard promises
to put Minnesota in the fruit belt by
developing trees which will be com
mercially profitable in this state. He
promises to produce various kinds of
fruits that will be hardy and prolific,
including apples, plums, grapes,
strawberries and raspberries. Today
he has under his care 9,000 varieties
of apples, 15,000 varieties of plums,
10,000 varieties of grapes, 30,000 kinds
of strawberries, and 10,000 different
raspberries, all the result of his own
Booker T. Washintgon is booked
to deliver an address at Minneapolis
on October 17.
On the motion of Attorney General
Simpson, which was concurred in by
County Attorney Chester McKusick,
Judge Wright, at Bemidji, nolled the
indictments which had been returned
by the grand jury last June against
County Auditor John Wilmann and
Commissioners Wes Wright, F. O.
Sibley and A. W. Danaher of Bel
Reports from the northern sections
of Minnesota indicate that the loggers
are anticipating an active season in
the woods. The amount of pine
timber to be taken out will not be
equal to the records of former years,
but the hemlock men and the pro
ducers of white cedar products, rail
road ties and mining timbers will be
called on to get out large amounts of
timbei. Railroads are already com
mencing to make contracts for ties.
The Saunders Land company of St.
Paul has purchased 3,000 acres of
land in northeastern Otter Tail
county, near Wadena, and will start
an up to date stock farm on the
property. The company has large
holdings in that section of the country
and is starting this farm with the in
tention of showing the farmers how a
stock farm should be properly run
and what results can be obtained by
the use of scientific methods. Carl
Gaumnitz, formerly of St. Cloud, will
be the manager.
Mrs. A. M. Johnson of Spirit Lake,
Iowa, was killed at Le Sueur in an
automobile accident on Friday night.
In the car were Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson, their adopted son and
his bride, the latter being on
their wedding tour. On turning to
pass a farm team the car, a large
Stoddard-Day ton, fell over the liver
bank, turned completely over and
landed upright against a tree. Mrs.
Johnson's neck was broken and she
died instantly. Mr. Johnson's ankles
were crushed. Others of the party
were not hurt.
A Minneapolis daily says that D.
S. B. Johnston of St. Paul has raised
the first crop of tobacco in Minnesota
that promises to have commercial
value. The leaf is now curing and
the quality of the stock will be tested
shortly. Last spring Mr. Johnston
planted ten acres near Park Rapids to
Comstock Spanish wrapper tobacco,
which is standard in Wisconsin and is
used for 5-cent cigars. He hired John
J. Marks, a Wisconsin expert, to
handle the crop. In June 73,000
shoots were transferred from hothouse
beds, and the crop harvested in
August was 1.800 pounds to the acre.
A handsome silver service and a
standard of colors were presented to
the battleship Minnesota, at anchor
in the North river. New York, on
Monday, by a committeee of Minne
sota citizens. The Minnesota party
was composed of Miss Rose Maria
Schaller of Hastings, who christened
the ship in 1905, and who was the
principal figure at the presentation
the three members of the commission,
J. C. Calhoun of Minneapolis, J.
Harry Lewis and A. H. Stem of St.
Paul, and Mrs. Stem, Mrs. Albert
Schaller, Dr. and Mrs. E. S. Strout
and P. G. Woodward of Anoka. The
flags used in the presentation came
from Minnesota school children, each
child having given 1 cent for the pur
Officials at the federal building, St.
Paul, have received word from the
bureau of the census at Washintgon
that about January 1, 1910, the
bureau will employ from 1,500 to 1,600
special agents in connection with the
collection of statistics of manu
factures, mines and quarries. The
bureau especially desires to employ
college graduates who have specializ
ed along these lines. Application
blanks will be mailed from the office
of the bureau at Washington on re
quest. All applications must be re
ceived at the office at Washintgon by
October 25. Those whose applications
make ^satisfactory showing will re
ceive cards admitting them to the
examination, which will take place on
November 30. Candidates will be
examined in Minnesota at St. Paul,
Crookston, Duluth, Fergus Falls and
VOLUME XXXIH. NO. 41
THE COUNTY BOARD
Motion to Receive and Consider Pro-
posals for State Highway
Construction is Lost.
Two Viewers on Ditch No 8 and Two
on No. 9 are Disqualified and
Replaced by Others.
The board of county commissioners
met in adjourned session on Tuesday
and finished their work yesterday
afternoon. A synopsis of the pro
ceedings is hereunder given.
An application was made by S. A.
Johnson for a transfer to him of the
liquor license held by William McHale
of Wahkon. The application was
laid over and Commissioner Swennes
appointed a committee of one to in
vestigate the character and record of
said applicant and report to the
board at its next meeting.
The petition of Chris Hogan and
Alfred Nelson to be set off from dis-^
trict 11 to 8 was rejected.
Two viewersF. J. Holmes and D.
G. Wilkeswho were appointed last
August on ditch No. 8, were found to
be disqualified by law to act in conse-
quence of their not being freeholders}
and a new order of appointment was
made and filed replacing them with
Carl M. Sholin of Page and T. E.
Potts of Lawrence.
A similar order of appointment was
made in the matter of ditch No. 9, F.
J. Holmes and E. R. Cilley being re
placed by George Chute of Princeton
and Richard Nelson of Milaca.
A motion by Commissioner Cater,
seconded by Commissioner Swennes,
was made to receive and consider pro
posals for the construction of two
miles of state highway running north
and south on section lines between
sections 30-31 and 29-32, in township
40, range 26, as advertised. The mo
tion was lost.
On motion the county surveyor was
instructed to forward all plats, maps,
profiles and specifications of the pro
posed road above mentioned to the
state highway commission for ap
A number of bills were audited and
the board adjourned.
Rev. IS. Clemans Honored
Rev. E. C. Clemans, who for six
years was superintendent of the Du
luth district of the Methodist Episco
pal church, has retired from office,
and the ministers of Duluth, in token
of their appreciation of his good
work, have presented him with a
beautiful gold watch.
The presentation took place shortly
after the business session of the
northern Minnesota annual Methodist
conference opened at Duluth last Fri
day, and the presentation speech was
made by Rev. W. E. J. Gratz of Two
Harbors. Mr. Gratz said that it
would be hard to find a more willing
worker than Rev. Clemans had proved
himself and he voiced the sentiment of
the entire community when he said
that it was with keen regret that he
was allowed to go. He said that he
wished Mr. Clemans to tnmk of his
Duluth friends when far away as his
friends there will certainly remember
him. He said that the watch might
run down, but that Rev. Clemans had
so wound up the hearts of the people
who compose the Duluth district that
he will ever be kept in mind associ
ated with the most pleasant of
Rev. Clemans' voice shook as he
accepted the gift, and responded
briefly, thanking the members of the
conference for it, assuring them that
they would never be forgotten, and
that the time spent in Duluth has
been the happiest of his life.
Rev. Gratz, who made the presenta
tion speech, was at one time pastor
of the Princeton Methodist church.
He is about to be transferred from
Two Harbors to the Joyce Memorial
Make It One of the Best
The Wahkon Enterprise believes that
our county fair should be better ad
vertised in the north end of the county
and that an effort should be made to
get exhibits from that section. If
permanent grounds are secured and
suitable buildings are erected there
should be more extensive advertising
and a special effort put forth to se
cure more exhibits. But under condi
tions for the past few years our
county fair has been patronized more
than it deserved. There is no reason
why the Mille Lacs county fair should
not be one of the best and most suc
cessful of any in the state every year,
situate as we are on the borders of
four counties. We cordially agree
with the Enterprise when it says:
"Next year's fair should be the
biggest and best ever held in the
county, and a little more effort
exerted in the right direction can
easily make it so."