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
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
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
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
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
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
**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,
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
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
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
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
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
TOficerstoto Office and ter-
Yeomen Homestead Gives ftefeiic in-,
&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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
bas a lease of
*ot*s than ^m^^ymm^,^^^^^:^^^^^
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
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
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
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
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
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^.
A. Piece Spoken
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
TUmtms of etbeist ChoirWill Oive
firs C.A.Cafey WaV Mesct fieaoett
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:
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
Susan husannah Newkirk EU
^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
-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
Angelina Snowball Caley
Prudence Priscula King
Playess of Tunes Sophrania Lightnnger E wing
Beatrix Belinda Lundquist
Hannah Handy Smith
Aurora Amelia 7anAlc^
Baldwin Barnaby Andersornl
Godfrey Gabriel Whiimjy
Oaroiine JBebeoca Lowell, Bertha
Zachariah Reichard, Sarah Jane
Martin, Corina Cordelia Beichard,
Pansy Clarabell Townsend, Violet
JEmmeliae Jaax, Xiuther Marmaduke
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
There will be a moving picture
now t Brands1
(Friday) evening at 6
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