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LUMBER CAMP FEAST
Woodsman's Supper Served by Men in Basement of 1*1. E. Church on Tuesday Evening. Bill of Fare Consisted of Beans a la Lumberjack, Sour Dough Bis- cuit and Other Grub. A unique spread indeed was the lumber camp supper prepared and served by men in the basement of the Methodist chnrch on Tuesday even ing. It was a real old-fashioned bean feast with frills and trimmings a la lumberjackthe kind that reminded many of the old timers of bygone days. It was something new to the young folks, but the manner in which they shoveled in the grub demon strated that they enjoyed the novelty. Brown bread, sour dough biscuit, doughnuts, prunes, cookies, mince pie, tea and coffee entered into the bill of fare and the waitersF. L. Lowell and Frank Walkerwere kept ever lastingly on the trot catering to the two hundred people who partook of the repast. E. M. Farnham was head waiter and he took particular pains to see that everyone in camp was furnished with food in plenty. Jack Van Alstein was the cook, and he certainly prepared the beans in fine style. Jack dug a hole on the north east corner of his residence property and there baked the beans in the good old way. He watched and waited waited and watcheduntil they were done to a turn. The cookees were Isaiah Mudgett, Allen Hayes, Adna Orton, Milton Farnham and Verge Hatcher. They worked under instruc tions from the chef in preparing the minor dishes. A. Z. Norton and Mr. Thoren were the dishwashers and Rev. I. N. Goodell the ticket agent. The amount cleared was about twenty five dollars. So successful was this lumber camp supper that the church will probably give another feast of like nature before springtime. ire in Potato Warehouse At 10:30 on Friday morning smoke was discovered issuing from the brick potato warehouse of Geo. E. Riee & Co. and an investigation disclosed the fact that the wooden limng of the cellar was smouldering. The fire de partment was quickly on the scene and an extinguishment of the flames was effected within a few minutes with the chemical engine. It is estimated that about two hundred bushels of seed potatoees were rendered valueless by contact with the chemical solution none were affected by the fire The stock was insured with the First National bank agency How the fire originated is a mystery, as the stove was a con siderable distance from the woodwork and it is one of those substantial heaters of the pattern used in rail road stations. The stovepipe is also new with perfect joints. Mr. Rice is still trying to figure out how it was possible for the fire to occur. Letter Recovered From Ocean's Depths. William Hatch on Friday reciived a letter which had lain in the bottom of the ocean for almost two months. The letter was mailed in Princeton and addressed to Mr. Hatch at Cordova, Alaska, but the vessel which carried it was wrecked. A printed notice on the postoffice de partment envelope which contained the letter read as follows: "The damage to the mail herein was caused by the sinking of the S. S. Ohio on August 26, 1909, at Haikish Narrows, B. C. Mail recovered October 23, 1909." After recovery the letter was forwarded to Cordova and from there sent back to Princeton. The address on the envelope and the postmark were distinct but the letter, having been written with copying ink, was blurred from the effects of the water. Mr. Hatch intended returning to Seattle in the vessel which was wrecked. Figured Prominently At the Minnesota Retail Hardware convention in St. Paul this week Princeton people figured prominently. Mr. T. H. Caley was appointed chair man of the committee on nominations, and Mr. C. A. Caley was chosen as one of the members of the executive board of the association for the term of three years. It was the largest gathering of hardware men in the history of the association. J. J. Hill and Governor Eberhart delivered addresses at the afternoon session yesterday. A Daring Holdup in St Panl Early on Tuesday morning two men held up the cashier of Carling's fashionable cafe in St. Paul ana compelled him at the muzzle of re- 7% saw** Minncsoln Uisloiiea! Society volvers to hand over $300 from the cash drawer. The men had been in the cafe for several hours, eating and drinking, and waited patiently until the coast was clear in the vicinity of the cashier's desk when they made the demand for the cash. The robbers beat a hasty retreat and escaped with their booty. Before disappearing from view in the rear of the old Metropolitan hotel the bandits discharged a dozen pistol shots be hind them as they ran and their pur suers kept at a safe distance. At last accounts the daring holdup-men had not been captuied. As to Governor Eberhart. Little or nothing was known of Adolf O Eberhart before the demise of Governor Johnson. As an acting governor he at first promised well. He was accepted on the basis of his initial/statement that he had come to the governorship by an act of Provi dence and that his wish was to do that which was pleasing to the con stituency which had made John A. Johnson governor. We have seen but one conspicuous departure from that policy. That was in the matter of the Seabury bill. The governor not only singed it, but coupled his approval with a statement which seemed to re flect upon the motives of his predeces sor in vetoing it. Whether that departure was dictated by the supposed necessities of an active reaching afier the republican nomination, we do not know. But we believe that the governor is mak ing the number of speeches he is now making, on the great variety of topics he now treats, afternoons and even ings, in frank chase of that honor. We have no quarrel with him for putting himself forward as a candi date, but we wish he could put his candidacy upon some substantial foundation. The governor excuses himself from saying anything on general topics on the ground that it might "bind the republican party" if he was nominated. He, therefore, talks freely upon everything which he imagines is not binding, forgetting, apparently, that the party will be most bound by the mental attitude of the man it nominates. Whether the candidate is a staunch man with real convictions on a few subjects will count more with the voters than whether he is a ready man with a pliable mind on multitu dinous trifles.Minneapolis Journal. Eighty-Second Birthday Celebration. George M. Smith's birthday falls upon the twenty-third of February, just one day too late to be celebrated with thdt of the "father of his country." His eighty-second anni versary was remembered, however, and made the occasion of a pleasant dinner party by his son, John, who with his wife and sister, Mrs. Keith, arranged this event as a surprise. The older among the friends and relatives were present and a goodly company of fourteen assemb'ed at the table, whete a bountiful repast was served The aftemoon was spent in an exchange of reminiscences and the guests dispersed at length, leaving with the host sincere wishes for many happy returns of a truly happy day. Births and Deaths The following table, compiled from the official returns, gives the number of births and deaths in each village and township of MilleLacs county for the year ending December 31, 1909: Place Births Deaths llogus Brook 27 9 Rorgholm East bide Poneston VMldge Green ou-.li Hay land I** Har bur Kathio MiUca Village MiUca Mil Onnmid, Village O amia Page Princeton Princeton Village south Harbor Unorganized lown hip Total 19 3 5 20 3 14 4 23 16 ZZ 6 5 3 29 20 5 0 R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1910. 7 3 0 7 1 4 0 9 5 8 1 0 0 5 23 2 1 224 85 Using a Ring Life Preserver On all steamships and many docks are life preservers of the ring type, to be thrown to persons struggling in the water. The proper way to grasp or approach such a preserver in the water is to take hold of the side nearest you and press down with all your might. The best thing to put new life into a person after stiuggliog in the water'is golden grain be.t beer as all who have tried it will agree. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by SjobHm Bros, wholesale dealers, Princeton. Trouble in Philadelphia Street car men are on a strike in Philadelphia and terrible scenes are being enacted in the streets of that city. Several have already lost their lives and hundreds have been injured. It is expected that the entire national guard of the state will be calied out to quell the disturbance and it is feared there will be much bloodshed. A R0YAU00D TIME Party in Honor of Harold Caley Given by His Parents at Their Home Last Monday Evening. Residence Prettily Decorated and the Time Was Passed in a Contin- ual Round of Pleasure. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Caley gave a Washington birthday party on Mon day evening in honor of their son, Harold. No pains were spared to make the house attractive. The dec orations were in red and white Harold's class colorswith the ex ception of the music room, which was in orange and black, the colors of the Princeton high school. Quantities of red and white carnations everywhere added their fragrance and beauty. The good taste displayed in the ar rangements throughout the house was nowhere more apparent than in the hall. The large flag of our country that hung screening the entrance to the dining room at the end of the hall was the first sight to greet the guests, and with its simple dignity was the only decoration with the exception of a large red and white bow that hung from the electrolier. In the spacious living room the class colors were allowed to run riot. Red draperies hung over the white lace curtains, the pillars were wound with red and white, the handsome fireplace was draped with red and white, as well as holding its quota of red and white flowers. The electric lights glowed forth from immense red poppies, while hanging pendant were ornaments bristling with tiny flags and red and white pennants. The den was also aglow with the same colors, having as its center attraction a cherry tree laden with the luscious fruit that during the evening proved easy picking for the young ladies. The music room was charm ing with its unique decorations of orange and blackorange and black draped the windows and the piano. Large stately sunflowers smiled benignly down from the walls and ceiling, small ones peeped cheerfully forth from -every available place, while the electric globes shone out through grinning moon faces of orange and black. The dining room was resplendent in red and white. Numerous pennants draped the wal's. The centerpiece for the table was a large willow basket filled with ferns and red and white carnations. A Washington hatchet was tied to the handle with a big ribbon bow of red and white. Through the whole evening there never was a lagging minute. Numer ous games and contests suitable for the occasion had been prepared and were carried out with much gayety and pleasure by the guests. One game requiring guessing "stunts" caused much merriment. Several of the games taxed the wits of even some of the brainiest of the high school guests. The four lovely prizes were carried off by Miss Switzer, Aimee Woodcock, Forest McVicar and Lisle Jesmer. The young ladies stripped the cherry tree of its fruit to find in each cherry the name of a famous man. Each boy was presented with a hatchet, which proved to contain the nicknames of the famous men. The partners for refreshments were chosen in that manner. The refreshments were enchanting to the eye as well as delicious to the taste. They carried out the color scheme as well as being in keeping with the occasion. The sandwiches were tied with red and white ribbons and the lemonade straws were red white and blue. The salad was served in orange baskets with orange and black daisies tied to the handles, while the accompanying cheese straws were tied with orange and black ribbons. The favors were dainty red and white baskets containing red and white candies. The ice cream was served in red frilled cases with a jaunty bunch of cherries attached., and each mound of ice cream support ed a tiny silk flag. Eighteen at a time were seated at the dining room and the remainder of the fifty guests entertained themselves with dancing and with boxing stunts in the amusement hall while awaiting their turn for refreshments. The chimes in the hall had struck the hour of two before the last fare well was spoken that closed a most delightful evening and one that will always be remembered by the fortu nate ones who enjoyed the gracious hospitality. DEATHS OF A WEEK Gideon B. Reeves and firs. Alexander Chisholm of Qreenbush Pass to the Other Shore. Mrs. Hargaret Henry and William M. Simpson of Princeton Also An- swer Death's Summons. Gideon B. Reeves, an old settler of this county, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Williams in Green bush on Wednesday, February 16, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Bright's disease, from which he had suffered for about three months, was the cause of his death. Williams rented the farm upon which he lived from Mr. Reeves and had been caring for the old gentleman for about three weeks. He was 84 years of age. Funeral services were held from the Norwegian Lutheran church, Green bush, on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock and the interment was in Mile*cemetery. Gideon B. Reeves was born in Portage county, Ohio, on May 1, 1826. He was there married to Caroline A. Corbett In 1857 he came to Minne sota and settled on a farm at Hassan, Hennepin county, where he lived three years. He then went to Minneapolis and followed the painter's trade for two years, when he returned to his farm and remained until 1866. In that year he moved to Greenbush, where he continued to live until called by death. He is survived by two children, Frank of Greenbush, and Mrs. Eli North way of Pleasant Lake, N. D. His wife died about eleven years ago and there are three children dead. Mr. Reeves was an industrious, honest citizen who had many friends in the community where be lived. At one time he was a member of the Mille Lacs board of county commissioners. Mrs Alexander Chisholm. Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Chisholm, died at her home in Green bush at 11:40 on Sunday morning, February 20, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which she sus tained nine days previous to her tleata. She was'iS&years of Age. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. I. N. Goodell in the Greenbush Methodist church on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock and the remains were laid to rest Oak Knoll cemetery. The obsequies were largely attended and there were many pretty floral contributions. Mrs. Chisholm was born in Ireland in 1841 and at the age of 20 years emi grated to Richmond, Canada, and was there shortly afterward married. She remained there for about twelve years when, with her husband, she came to Minnesota and settled on the farm in Greenbush where she died. She is survived by a husband, who lives on the homesead eight Sons and one daughter. The children are John, Byron, Alexander, James, Thomas, William, Gilbert and Mary, who live in the west, and Robert, who resides with his father on the farm in Greenbush. Two children are deada son and a daughter. Mrs. Chisholm was a member of the Methodist church and strictly follow ed its teachings. As a wife and mother her love could not be excelled and as a neighbor she was kind and generous. She was the embodiment of the many virtues possessed by a good christian woman. Not alone do the relatives mourn the departure of this genial soul, but the whole community joins them in their grief. Mrs Margaret Henry Mrs. Margaret Henry died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Bigelow, in this village on Saturday evening, February 19, at the age of 81 years. She had been confined to her bed for nearly seven years and during that long period of suffering she was patient, cheerful and full of hope as she awaited her Maker's summons. The tuneral services were conducted by Rev. I. N. Goodell of the Prince ton Methodist church at the Bigelow residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. In his sermon Rev. Goodell took for his text the favorite verse of the deceased, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavily laden and I will give you rest." A qua-rtet consisting of Mesdames Caley and Briggs and Messrs. Ewing and Roos sang three impressive selections. The profusion of floral tributes gave evi dence of the love and respect in which Mrs. Henry was held. The interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery and the pallbearers were A. Z. Norton, G. A. Eaton, R. D. Byers, F. M. Campbell, W. H. Townsend and Solomon Long. Margaret Henry was born in Brookborough, Ireland, on December 4, 1828, and at the age of 18 came to America and resided in New York.. She was married to Frank Henry on February 17, 1854, and shortly there after went to St. Paul. In 1865 the family came to Mille Lacs county, where Mrs. Henry resided until called by death. Her husband died nine years ago. Five children survive, viz., Mrs. E. E. Bigelow, Mrs. Clinton Slater and Miss Belle Henry, Princeton Mrs. Wm. Slater, Mon tana, and Mrs. A. Orton, Greenbush. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. M. A. Hoey of Milaca and Mrs. J. B. Reed of Princeton. Mrs. Henry's life was one of self sacrifice and devotion, and it can truly be said that to know her was to love her. William Simpson William M. Simpson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hugh Steeves, on Sunday evening, Febru ary 20, at 11:30, from the effects of a general breaking down of the system as a result of old age. He was 82 years old. The funeral was held from the Steeves' home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery. William Merrill Simpson was born in Vermont in 1828. When he left there he settled in Illinois and later moved to Minneapolis. About eighteen years ago he came to this part of the coun try and resided in Wyanett. Later he moved into Princeton and followed the carpenter trade. He is survived by a widow and four children. The daughters are Mrs. John Jackson, Brainerd: Mrs. John Bridge, Mrs. Hugh Steeves and Grace Simpson, Princeton. The widow lives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson, Brainerd. Ray Smith Entertains On Tuesday evening of last week, at his bachelor quarters in Spencer Brook, Ray Smith entertained a party of friends at a 7 o'clock dinner. Covers were laid for eight, and a four course dinner served to the Misses Enid Ross, Edna Babb, Stella Pres cott and Lola Babb, and Messrs. Feni more Howard, Elmer Reynolds, Ray McKenney and the host. An evening of progressive whist followed. Short ly after 11 o'clock light refreshments were serv*ed, and the young people departed for* their several homes each feeling that they had enjoyed one of the happiest evenings of their lives and all ready to declare Ray Smith a number one cook and a royal entertainer. lemperancd Lectures On Tuesday evening a number of people congregated at the opera house to listen to Rev. Villars' discourse on the temperance question. The speaker was assisted by James Parsons, state superintendent of the Society for the Friendless Both gentlemen put forth strong arguments in favor of temper ance and the addresses throughout were highly interesting. The high school orchestra, under the leadership of Miss Marjorie Smith, rendered a few selections which were much appre ciated and applauded. This orchestra has within the short time which has elapsed since its organization, made rapid strides. Will Vote on License Question. Isle Harbor is to vote on the ques tion of license at the ensuing town meeting, a petition containing 37 signatures having been filed with the town clerk requesting that the question be submitted to the voters. As there were only 97 registered voters on the poll list at the oiennial election in 1908 it promises to be a close fight with the odds in favor of the no-license people. Wrestling Match. Earl Chaffee of Pine City and Fred Hass of Princeton will wrestle a finish match at the armory in this village on Tuesday evening next, March 1. The contestants weigh about the same and are both in fine condition for the match. Lovers of wrestling should not fail to afend' this match as it promises to be the great event of the season. Remember the date Tuesday, March 1. UeorgM W. Benedict. George W. Benedict, who died at Sauk Rapids last week, was one of the first men to publish newspapers in Minnesota and a pioneer of terri torial days. His Minnesota journal istic experience began in 1854 as associate editor of the Sauk Rapids Frontiersman and continued until seven years ago. He was 84 years of age and a public-spirited man of genial temperament. Marriage Licenses. Clerk of Court King issued the following marriage licenses for the weekending February'23: Febrary 19Guy E. Butter field and Hilda Anderson, both of Page Dan G. Elgren and Jennie A. Grant, both of Lawrence. Rev. James Parsons of St. Paul Ad* dresses Large Audiences in the Princeton Churches. His Aim Is to Help Those Whe Have Strayed From the Straight and Narrow Path. It is not generally known that there is in this state a society or organization known as the "Society for the Friendless," of which the Rev. James Parsons of St. Paul is state superintendent. As yet a complete organization has not been effected in this state and the active work is per formed by Mr. Parsons. His aim is to help those men and women, those boys and girls who have strayed from the straight and narrow path and have suffered punishment at the hands of the state. There is, as everyone knows, little sympathy for a paroled prisoner or a released convict. They are few indeed who are willing to ex tend a helping hand to the ex-jail bird. It is Mr. Parsons' mission to counsel and advise with such poor unfortunates, give them a fresh start in life, and, if possible, make them better men and women,good and useful members of society. A noble work and deserving of the support and encouragement of every right thinking man and woman, especially of those who profess to walk in the footsteps of "The Meek and Lowly One" who said: "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." Mr. Parsons made his first visit to Princeton on Saturday he came in on the evening train and remained until Wednesday morning. Sunday morn ing he talked in the Congregational church, and in the evening he addressed a union meeting at the M. E. church every seat was filled, and throughout his 90 minutes' discourse he commanded the closest attention of everyone in the vast audience. His subject was, "How Criminals Are Made." He prefaced his remarks by giving a brief history of the "Society for the Friendless" and its objects. He told of his own work in this state, especially of his labors in St. Paul and Minneapolis, where he was con stantly engaged in assisting the un fortunate ones in getting employment, thus affording them an opportunity of becoming self-respecting, self-sup porting men and women. He went on to show that many a man, though not inherently bad, in the heat of passion or in an unguarded moment commits a crime against the laws of the state for which he is punished by imprison ment. When such a man paid the penalty and regained his liberty the reverend speaker thought he ought to be given a chance in the world. In this connection the speaker graphical ly detailed the story of a man who was recently executed in the Missouri penitentiary. The man bad committed a crime in St. Louis was tried, con victed and sentenced to the peniten tiary served his sentence went back to St. Louis resolved to begin life anew sought and obtained employ ment in a shoe factory in less than ten days was discharged, without any reason being assigned after much effort he found another place at the end of the week was again discharged this time a reason was assignedwe don't want ex-convicts in our employ. The man fell in with some of his old companions and in a short time was again in the penitentiary. In an attempt to regain his liberty he and two other convicts killed a guard, and he expiated his crime on the gallows. Mr. Parsons made an earnest plea for parents to exact obedience from their children to see that they did not read vile, trashy literature to keep them off the streets nights not to per mit them to hang around the railroad depot and post office. In accordance with the views of the ablest penologists of the country, Mr. Parsons expressed himself as being in favor of indeterminate sen tences for crime. The hopelessly criminal should be treated as the hopelessly insane and restrained of their liberty for life, while those who gave promise of reforming should be given a chance. The discourse throughout abound ed in good common sense. Mr. Par sons is logical and convincing and impresses one as being sincere and deeply interested in his work. On Monday Mr. Parsons talked to the pupils at the high school and also to those at the Whittier school and gave them some good fatherly advice. During his stay in town Mr. Parsons called on several of our business men and received some donations and pledges of future support to help in good the work in which he is engaged.