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mm mm Princeton Pradoce Com- pany for Past Ycr Very Sat- isfactory to *terabers. Amsual Heeling, MeW Tuesday, Jtet- tendedby i-iftj Stockholders W*o :5*icie Together. On Tuesday afternoon at the court bouse the Princeton Produce company held its Annual business meeting and the attendance of members showed that a deal of interest is being mani fested in the organization. There were about fifty present. Secretory Ernest Jiadeke read the financial re port, which was a very satisfactory statement showing that the company is on a solid foundation. The busi ness for tlae past year was all that could be desired and the membership bas increased during that period. In view of the iact that this is the busy seasonfor potatoes at leastit was deemed inadvisable to elect new officers and directors at this time, and such election was postponed to Julythe officers, .named below, to hold over until then: Ed. Benseman, president: Emil liundgren, vice presi dent: Henry Sehmidt, treasurer: Ernest Radeke. secretary: trustees, Jos. Hoehn, Geo. Tomlinson and Geo. Schmidt Grover Ombehocker is the business manager of she cor poration. H. B. Pratt of Elk Lake park, American Society of Equity organ izer for Mille Lacs, Sherburne and Isanti counties, gave the members a common sense talk on co-operation and organization. Mr. Pratt showed that be was perfectly familiar with bis subject and, if the farmers follow his advice, they will certainly find that much benefit will accrue there from President Benseman and others also made short addresses along similar lines. Tbe Produce company is experienc ing some difficulty from the action of the Great Northern Railway company which, up to this time, has refused to install a spur track to its warehouse north of the depot. This of course -necessitates much work in shipping which a spur would obviate. ra tommms OetobEate An old-fashioned German indoor picnic was held at Herman Markgraf's home in Brickton on Sunday. Seventy-five men and womensons and daughters of the fatherland were royally entertained. There was nothing too good for Herman's guests. A fine orchestra was pro vided and the Blue Danube waltz was the first number in the dance program, Tbe Watch on the Rhine and other familiar numbers followed. Then there was a "feast of plenty and a flow of souP'-^a Germanic celebra tion that would have done credit to the kaiser and his retinue. There were imported delicacies of the choicest kindamong them Frank furter sausage made especially for the occasion. Mr. Markgraf acted in the capacity of toastmaster and conducted himself as if be were an old band at the business. It is unneces sary to say that the toasts were numerousin fact they crowded one another so fast that they occasionally collided. The celebration was in deed a joyous -event and Mr. and Mrs. Markgraf were declared by the guests to be the best entertainers ever. It is well enough to talk, "back to she farm:" indeed, itisthe crowning necessity of this time. That way, and that way only, lies a food supply sufficient for the people's .need, and there lies the greatest -source of national wealth and of both political and -economic wealth and of both political and economic safety. But we oan all talk until we are black in the face, and still the boys will Hook from the farm to the city, until farm home life and social life are revolutionised. There must come a less giariug distinction between the country boy and the city boy. Swsn teaming tbe science of agri culture will not hold tbe boy to the aoil. Ail the dignity of labor, all the *tudy of nature, all the knowledge of plant life, and of tbe mysteries of growing things, all of which' appeal to age, will sot bold the boy. He will ant stay In tbe country suaatil conditions tiafwemake it possible' Serbian to 4widf thecal! that bolds ihim as "a country jafce."" One must live in the country to appreciate the .humiliation of this condition. He must tsee tbe barrenness of the borne sur roundings, tbe sacrifice of tbe dwel ling bouse to tbe barns, tbe placing of "the cattle ami *wn the crop above HenwfUIiNsrsr. the children. He must ee the country *re, iii smelling, with a dab of -everything and only the left-overs of anything. He must see the boy outfitted with a suit of the vintage of the century be fore: something that will wear, but -never fit, with bat and shoes to match. It is marvelous tbe amount of self respect that is condensed into the clothes we wear, their style, their fit, their texture and-even their cost. A king may be a king in sags, but first be has to be the king. Tbe beggar may still be a beggar an a king's robe, but bonest, hard-working, in telligent American boys aTe not beg gars. Tbe country gentleman was mot a "country Jake," simply because be did not live like one Tbe master of the estate is the equal, socially', of the city gentleman, because be lives as bis equal. When the fanner lives, dresses and socially expresses bimself in equal comfort and eare as the city man of the same means, and has that same personal pride in his family, bis boys will be a mighty sight less apt to leave the farm.Duluth News Tribune. **A MOTJfclKft IK ISJXAfiLL Jeail of Mrs. 3UnUeUi A Mitcbell of St. Olond on tbe 6cb lust. At an advanced age Mrs. Eliazbeth A. "Mitchell died at ber borne in St. Cloud on the evening of the 6th inst. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Rev. E. V. Campbell of the Presbyterian church, who had been ber pastor for more than forty years, officiating. The deceased was one of the most prominent of the women pioneers of St. Cloud. She was bom in Pennsyl vania, ber maiden name being Eliza beth A. Canon. She was tbe descend ant of Scotch Covenantersand she was true all through i er long and useful life to tbe principles and traditions of ber forefathers, strong in her con victions, unyielding in those things which she believed to be right, yet withal having a most kindly beart, which prompted ber to many deeds of quiet and unostentatious charity. jShe married in Pennsylvania to Henry Z. Mitchell, who was commissioned by that other eminent son of Pennsyl vania, Governor Alexnader Ramsey, commissarygeneral during the l*Hwn troubles. General Mitchell and bis family came to St. Cloud in 1857, and Mrs. Mitchell has resided in this city dur ing all these 52 or 53 years. She was a sister of the celebrated Mrs. Jane Gray Swissfaolm and it was the latter who gave St. Cloud its first newspaper, the Visitor, the predeces sor of the Journal-Press, and it was Mrs. Mitchell's son, W. B. Mitehell, who succeeded Mrs. Swissfaolm in tiae editorial profession and who for 40 years was the editor and proprietor of the Journal-Press. Another son is Charles S. Mitchell, editorial writer of the Duluth JNews Tribune. Besides these two sons she leaves two daugh ters, Mrs. Charles E. Walton of Cin cinnati and Mrs. Mary C. Burbank of St. Paul, who is prominent in art cir cles and is now abroad. General Mitchell, who held many positions of prominence and trust, passed away years ago beloved by the whole community. Mrs. Mitchell suffered a paralytic stroke on Thanksgiving and has been gradually sinking since that time, but she retained ber faculties to the last and during ber illness manifested the same courage and steadfast faith that bas been characteristic of ber whole life. In the best sense of tbe word she was a "Mother in Israel" and ber memory will be long bonored by all citizens. YiUmg*, Oooaoil. Tbe village council bold its first meeting for this year on Thursday evening, January 6, with all members present excepting R. Jones. It was voted that the contract be renewed with tbe Bryan-Marsh eom 4ny for Iurnishing Tungsten i^yf for the year 1910. ITbe village scale receipts, as re poitedand turned over by Gerhard ^Nachbar for the month of December, amounted to $16.95. A motion was unanimously carried to the effect that l,O00 be transferred from the .general tma $o electric fund. Stectnster Lsnerte was instructed to send a written aotioe to S. A. Cravens notifying Mm that his services as village marshal will 4 with after January 31. An opportunity is sow open at tbe Northwestern Hospital Training School for Nurses for two young .women desirous of becoming twined graduate nurses. A small salary attached. For particulars address Br. a. Goone^, Princeton, Mian. $f TWQLOraSHSTAU TOficerstoto Office and ter- taiastSamberiofltoasts, Yeomen Homestead Gives ftefeiic in-, Wfcicb is &y Sapper aad Dance. Tbe order of Modern Samaritans on Friday evening last installed officers for the ensuing year as fol lows: Oscar Peterson, Good Samari tan: Anna Peterson, vice Good Samaritan Frank Peterson, Good Samaritan: L. IS. treasurer: M. X. Wheeler, financial scribe: Elmer Carlson, scribe: Mrs. Verge Hatcher, bigh priest Henry Peterson, chief messenger: Ernest Moeger, senior messenger Clifford Cotten, watchman: George Hatcher, centurian. The installation ceremonies were conducted by A. W. Sharpe of Min neapolis, state organizer, who was assisted by Mr. Youngren of Still water. In addition to the installa tion of officers a class of twelve was initiated and the exemplification of the ritualistic work was especially interesting. An excellent supper followed the ceremonies, to which the Samaritans and their guests did ample justice. There were a few short speeches inter spersed with music and, on the whole, the evening was highly enjoyed. Order of Xeemeu. Iiast evening, at the I. O. O. F. ball, Princeton iomestead, No. 1867, order of Yeomen, publicly installed officers for tbe year 1810. JBoy Hibberts of Anoka, assisted by tbe regular mmk. team of tbe homestead, installed tbe following officers: Br. P. J. Darragb, foreman Archie Jones, master of ceremonies: Ralph Claggett, ssaster of accounts and cor respondent: Elizabeth Eisner, chaplain: Lou Starff, jguard 33acma Warner, watchman: Chas. Sausser, sentinel Mamie Fredrickson, Lady Rowena Belle Young, Lady B^bauoa: Geeil Bigelow, overseer. Tbe installation ceremonies, wfcieii re very ^pretty and imposing, svete followed by a supper and danoe, Anderson's orchestra furnishing tbe music. jMany guests of tbe members were in attendance and thoroughly enjoyed ate Aospitality ,of fce Yeomen. Tfee Fxmiident'sSfcessiijge President's Taft's special message |deation dealing with amendments to the inter state commerce laws, looking to a more effective federal supervision of railroads and -conveying bis recum mendations for the passage of a federal incorporation act, was trans mitted to congress on Friday. The message embodies all the suggestions which the president bas made from time to time on the subjects covered. Tbe following are among the presi dent's recommendations: Interstate Commerce Law.A "United States court of commerce," composed of five judges, to have ex elusive original jurisdiction over cases involving the interstate com merce commission and its orders, and certain cases under the Elkins act. Limitation of the powers of the in terstate commerce commission to judicial functions, but with the right to initiate investigations without wait ing for tbe filing of complaints. Permission of rate agreements among railroads, subject to federal supervision. acquirement that carriers quote sates in writing to intending shippers, and be liable to penal fines in case of damage from certain contingencies relating to such quotations. Giving of power of classification of commodities to tbe interstate eom nwrro commission lor rate-fixing ^ur- Empower m* interstate oemmeme commission to review mnd .postpone increases in rales befone they have ive shippers the -right to ^lot be tween two or more established routes. Forbid acquiring of interest by in terstate railroad* in competing ibaes, KOQptwhere the parohasi>joapaQy the line in question mmkmm,wmmMmmmm,wmmmmk,mammix^ MMmmw is, mm. oommissioc to determine upon tbe ^mi^oxm construction if safety a,ppli anoes on interstate railroads. Shnplifioation of 4^e provisions as to where suit shall be brought under tbe employers' liability law. Anti-Trust Law and Federal Incor poration.Retention of the Sherman law as it stands with the interpreta tions pat upon it by tbe United States supreme court. An investigation by the department of justice, through the grand jury or otherwise, into tbe bistory, organiza tion and purposes of all the industrial companies with respect to which there is any reasonable ground for suspi cion that they have been organized for a purpose, and are conducting business on a plan, which is in viola tion of the anti-trust law. Enactment by congress of a general law providing for the formation of corporations to engage in trade and comateroe among the slates and with foreign nations, protecting them from undue interference by the slates, and regulating their activities, but giving the slates certain rights of taxation. Oetebsates JVinety-TiUwl iilrttuUty Edward Hartman of Espey, Penn sylvania, father of Jas. Hartman of the village of Princeton, recently celebrated his ninety-third birthday. The Morning Press of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, published December 4, devotes considerable space to tbe event and says in part and in sub stance: Mr. Hartman is the oldest man, with two jor three exceptions, in the county. He is a remarkably well preserved man, bas full possession of all his faculties, bas practically all Jus teeth and a good bead of hair. His birthday, today, will be cele brated with a post card shower. Mr. Hartman, who is a carpenter by trade, built many of the houses in Blooms burg, butforj*ears be bas lived re tired at Espey with bis wife, who, a few jrear bis junior, is also enjoying exceptionally good bealtfa. Oj* bas a lease of *ot*s than ^m^^ymm^,^^^^^:^^^^^ tion Forbid any interstate wtliroad to *w*nytok, bonds or otherobli- saature in lse 9N*) w&faout previous wr simultaneous payment to 4* f act j*ss than thenar valueS whte8fc,^to,, riitibeyaro issued at less than |jar ^afere,*Bntiie payment to be of not iess than tbeiv reasonafete martet value. tine fttoBemaex SSduwSaie. wben be first made applica tion for tbe superintendency of schools there. That be bas more than made good is gratifying to tbe Union. fiouMtand CouUJitu liurn. The cottage occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Boyn north Princeton, with its contents, was totally de stroyed by fire early Sunday morn ing. The building was owned by Hobert Braton and insured in J. J. Sfcahen's agency for $30, while Guy Ewing's agency carried an insurance on tbe furniture for $400. The cause of the fire is attributed to an over heated stove, but the origin is un known. pci*l Services Rev. W. S. Tracy will commence a series of special services in the Metho dist church, Glendorado, on Sunday, Januray lsat2:30 p. m., and con tinue tbe same ever& night for a period of at least two weeks. There will be a song service of fifteen minutes at tbe commencement of every meeting. The pastor will be assisted by Rev. Richard Bell of Ronneby. Everyone is invited to attend these special services. Titwen SFtllCto *t O. J. Thorssen is closing up bis business as agent for tbe J. B. Wat kins Medical Co, and will leave early in March for Idaho, where he drew a government claim in the Couer d'Alene reservation. His lottery cumber is not a bjgh one and be tbereforeeacpects to he enabled to se oureafiood pieoeof land. Pster Broobtnan of Qreenbush went to Stillwater on Monday to look over *oate property which 4m expects to recently sold bis i2G*cr farm is Center.^ Mr. Beer will take sion fce fir*tof April. Bus) ^Hepburn, aged daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Cams. Hep barn, who was operated on lor appendicitis by Br, Cooney on Frl- **y teat, is progressing favorably toward recovery. Mrs, Paul, who underwent an operation three^eeks ago for a brain abscess, has not been doing well for the past week and fears ate Gained for iwr oower^. *fi M* Song A. Piece Spoken Song That the services of Prof. A. K. Farmer, superintendent of the city schools of St. Cloud, are appreciated is ^evidenced by the fact that tbe school board of that city bas tendered bim the position for a three year term and at an iseeease is salary *f Roos, Amanda Jteoe #^5ri*e annum. Prof. Farmer is one of the foremost educators in the elate and he bas brought tbe schools of St. Cloud to a high degree of proficiency. The publisher of the Union was one of those who recommended Prof. Farmer to the St. Cloud board of mm_CONCERTSouth TUmtms of etbeist ChoirWill Oive at Brands'Qp- firs C.A.Cafey WaV Mesct fieaoett leu11" Gfl fiie evening of Thursday, Janu ary 20, at Brands' opera bouse, the choir of the Methodist church will give an old folks' concert under tbe direction of Mrs. C. A. Caley. Tbe chorus wil consist of tbir^-five members and Anderson's orchestra will furnish tbe instrumental music. In toe old folks' concert tbe people of Princeton are promised a rare treat. Following is the program and a list of the members of tbe chorus: PARTE ONE Promanade All ye Folks of ye Concerte Son S All ye Folks A Piece Spoken. .Dolly Drusilla Marvin A Piddle Tune. .flann&h Handy Smith A Song With Chorus .Hulda Honora Townsend oah Turn-the-Ligfat-on Dow. Mr High \oiee Boos.*511. SoQ Son Susan husannah Newkirk EU Tr*P, W^6 ^or a Cynthia Keichard, Abidah Joshua Wikeeo Dolly DrucUU Norstrom, Mr Go Loghtly Orion, Clemen tina Noah Dow Another Paece Spoken Peggy Sanders WoM -.Sara Tabitha Newman ana Luthur Marmaduke Boos A Tune on Piano Beatrix Belinda Lundquist A Piece Spoken Dorcas Dorinda Woodcock PAETE TWO Orchestra -All ye Folks of ye Concerte Song Uachel Nightingale loindquuit A Pieee Spoken by ye Good Speaker Bev Goodma Goodell Mandolin Tune Hi Hiram lister Quartet four Singers Angelina Snowdrop Caley, Bose Mahetabel switzer, MT LOW Voice Swing, Hi Hioun Lester. Angelina Snowball Caley Prudence Priscula King ..Auld Lane Playess of Tunes Sophrania Lightnnger E wing Beatrix Belinda Lundquist Hannah Handy Smith Orchestra Aurora Amelia 7anAlc^ Baldwin Barnaby Andersornl Godfrey Gabriel Whiimjy Singing Teacher- AngelinaSnowdropCaley Oaroiine JBebeoca Lowell, Bertha Zachariah Reichard, Sarah Jane Martin, Corina Cordelia Beichard, Pansy Clarabell Townsend, Violet JEmmeliae Jaax, Xiuther Marmaduke SSestling, Simon John Sebastian Walber, Captain Beter Pegleg Caley, John Jacob Iiowell, Jane Janette Woodcock, Obadiah Orlando Briggs, Matilda Ann Brown, Bro. Z&oh^riHh Beichard's wife, Viola Victoria, Jaax, Jimmy John Moore, Bosa Rhoda Bigelow, folly Molly Starff, Christian Christopher Kopp, Christian Christopher's wife, Sophia Saria Walker, Pins Pliny Badeke, flezekiab Henry Saxon, Hezekiah Henry Saxon's wife, Patrick Pat Petfcerson, Patrick Pat Petfeerson's wife, Isaac Israel IThorsen, Brother Mose Mosey Martin, Darius Crreen iiavis, Darius Jree Davis'wife, Hi Hiram Lester, John Fairweather Shaw, Letty Lucia oenig. The Ladies' Aid society will furnish doughnuts and coffee after tbe concert. Home made-candy willaiso be on sate. Mmma Defeats fMm One of the most scientific wrestling matches ever pulled off in Princeton was that between Fred Hass of this village and Al. Powers of Montana on Saturday evening. Tbe contest ants were fairly well matched, but Hass proved superior to his opponent in scientific twists. Powers obtained tbe first fall but Hass succeeded in getting tbe next two and thus won the match. J. A. Stoneberg of Cambridge refereed the contest. Following the regular match Powers and bis wife gave an exhibition wres tle which was very interesting. Mrs. Powers succeeded in throwing her husband four tames and a purse was tabes up for ber is appreciation of her contribution to tbe evening's en tertainment. In speaking of Fred Hass Mr. Pow ers said be was one of the beet men he had ever taokled and predicted that someday be would be a champion wrestler, If bonds are voted for roads in the lake towns tbe highway commission has promised to assist in laying out, profiling and pointing ut the best methods of constructing tbe same. Tbe D. B, Johnston Xautd company willaiso lend material assistance in the good work. If bonds are voted every dollar should be expended to tbe best advantage where tbe best results oan be obtained. J. F. Walker f Spencer Brook *e- cently sold three bogs at South St. Baal for over 990, or at the rate of $8.75 a bundred ponsus. Tbe bogs weretjfanunusaally fiae.^ariety and mem purchased .into Frisco, a, HISTCPfQAL r^LUME VOLIW. M* S St. Paul bubober, who picked them out from a carload for special purposes, ^bey were pare-blooded Poland Chinas, months old, and were fed on a Jet of clover and milk. Mr. Walker is a practical farmer a man not only versed in agriculture but in stock raising. He knows bow to feed and care for stock -so as to obtain she best possible results. His fawn at Spencer Brook is one of tbe most fertile and best kept in ibis part of tbe oountryhe pursues a method of farming that it would be well for others to emulated Oirtitday Partr. Neighbors and friends to tbe number of thirty gathered, upon invitation of Dr. Neumann and bis daughters, at tbe family residenoe on Saturday night to do honor to Mrs. Neumann upon ber birthday anniversary. Tbe guests arrived entirely unexpected, tbat is, by Mrs. Neumann, but every thing bad been arranged by ber daughters unknown to her for tbe celebration. A most enjoyable even ing of card playing was tbe outcome and Doc, toy strenuous effort, suc ceeded in carrying off tbe second and last prizea toothpick manufactured from a wishbone. Mrs. Neumann and her daughters served refreshments and the hostess was presented with a pretty brass fern jardiniere as a memento of tbe occasion. Union CJaa't Use tbe "Juice The i on is in receipt of some stuff signed, Three Zimmerman Boosters," which it is asked to print. An accompanying letter sets forth that tbe article is a joke. May be. But it would take a Philadelphia lawyer, a Greek philosopher or a Chinese diplomat to see tbe point. Then, again, it is one of the Union 's rules not to publish anony mous ^communications. It is first necessary to know the name of tbe contributor and then tbe matter is passed upon by tbe chap with tbe blue penciltbe censor. Keep tag aSda Op. Keep tbe* rural free delivery routes in a passable condition. It is just as essential to the well-being of a com munity to keep tbe roads open is winterespecially in this ^'matr where we have five months of winter as it is in summer. A little work wad a&ansioc on thepaefc^f tbe path masters and tbe people along tbe rural routes iestowe on tbe roads at this season of the year will be ap preciated by the carriers and will ex pedite she delivery and collection of mail matter. fraafc GoaMing Will itay A a to Frank Coulding went to Minne apolis yesterday with the expectation of purchasing a Cadillac automobile. For many months Frank bas bad tbe auto bee buzzing in his bonnet. He bas inspected every machine in town, tested tbe mechanism thereof and de cided that tbe Cadillac is the machine for him: And then, County Com missioner Erickson of Milaca bas promised to teach him bow to "chauf" free of charge. Frank is surely in luck to acquire tbe services of so great an expert. Ux. JUMI Mc aiccios anciwteed Mr. and Mrs. fiiggins, who reside on the Barnum place, were surprised by their neighbors recently,who called upon them in a body and left a num ber of gifts as a token of good fellow ship and esteem. It was a pleasant occasion indeed, Mr. and Mrs. fiig gins putting forth every effort to roy ally entertain their guests. Delicious refreshments were served during tbe evening. L max. Becoseeed. Mrs. J. J. Skahen visited friends in Minneapolis on Friday and Saturday. Upon alighting at Princeton on ber return she left ber portmonnae con taining ber gold watch, a checkbook and some cash is tbe parlor oar. Mr. Skahen 'phoned to Milaca, bat the sorter bad discovered and taken care of the property and returned st on Monday mooning. Honest old Bob. 3u Gardiner, Douglas Loring, Harry Orr and Barry Model Ian de parted from Seattle on January 1 lor tbe Copper River oouufcry is Alaska. Fred McClellan, manager of tbe aerial railway construction work at tbe Bonanxa nines, accompanied them. The boys will work for Mr. McClellan. Clerk of Court Root, H. King lamed marriage lioenses In 1909, as against 55 in 1808 and 7* in 1907. Surely, Bob might have tied the 1996 record by issuing a lloeose to bimself. Wabsxm Enterprise. There will be a moving picture now t Brands1 *fc-C opera boase (Friday) evening at 6 idwfiaw&am*K& .54*4 .J *4I?*!