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NAVY MEN TALK
OF THE MAINE
Congressional Action to Raise
Battleship Creates Interest.
FLIGHT OF THE SURVIVORS.
Experiences of Two Officers at Brook
lyn Navy Yard Who Were Aboard
the Vessel When She Blew Up and
Sank In Havana HarborNew Ver
sion of Bill Anthony's "Report."
In the wardrooms of the big gray
battleships of the Atlantic fleet, lying
at the Brooklyn navy yard in Brook
lyn while undergoing repairs prelim
inary to summer cruises and target
practice, the principal topic of conver
sation is the passage of the congres
sional bill providing for the raising of
the battleship Maine, resting deep in
the mud of Havana harbor. As it
happens, there are several officers at
the yard who were attached to Sigs
bee's ship at the time of the explo
sion, more than ten years ago. They
were "middies" then. Now they are
lieutenant commanders and executive
officers, with all the dignity attached
to such exalted positions.
It is not easy to get survivors of that
night of terror to tell of their expe
riences. The subject is taboo in the
navy, so far as the outside world is
concerned, and it requires something
like the recent action of congress to
bring it forward at mess. To tell the
truth, the whole affair wa3 thrashed
out so continually and in such detail
years ago that those who went
through the first ordeal of story tell
ing are loath to break the peace they
have enjoyed for the last few years.
One of the officers who served on
the old Maine was not aboard of her
at the ihne the explosion occurred. He
had shtrre leave that night and was
some distance away from the water
front when the explosion took place,
jarring the country for miles around.
Like everybody else who was still up,
he started for the quay at a run, but
he arrived too late to witness anything
except the last act of the awful trage
dy. By the time he arrived the ship
had settled and most of the survivors
had been brought ashore in small
boats
Two Who Were In Wardroom.
Another officer, who now holds a re
sponsible position in the Atlantic fleet,
was the wardroom with Lieutenant
Commander Dick Wainwnght, execu
tive officer of the doomed battleship,
now a rear admiral, when the deck
beneath their feet trembled and the
roar of the blast thudded in their ears
The two officers had been going
through some of the ship's papers,
but they dropped everything and leap
ed up the companionway to the deck
They had no idea what had happened,
their first instinct was to find out
Bill Anthony, the marine orderly
had already given Captain Sigsbee
the famous "report"that be didn't
make What really happened was that
Anthony bumped into the captain in
the darkness as the latter was making
his v,ay out of his cabin Anthony
apologized and asked it he could do
anything He never said, "Sir, I have
to repoit the ship is sinking," or any
thing like t'l.u He was cool and
clear headed all the time, keeping near
the captain and obeying his orders
promptly, but he said nothing "stagy'
Gray headed sergeants of the marine
corps bold him up to recruits to this
day as the ideal ordeily
Story of an Eyewitness.
'The explosion was local as explo
sions of great force usually aie.' said
the officer last mentioned "The part
of the ship I was in was not affected
materially The decks and bulkhead
shivered, but there was no rending of
plates, and I was quite able to keep
my feet Of course the lights had
gone out. and we could see little We
knew that the ship was settling, and
our one object was to save those still
alive In fact, the most horrible part
of the experience was the half hour
immediately following the explosion,
during which we were getting out
mangled wietches from the shattered
decks forward
"I was never any danger myself,
for I was standing on a higher deck
above the water that came rolling in
over the fo'c's'le Two of the officers
in the wardroom were caught in their
cabins by the inrush and drowned like
rats It was all a case of getting on
deck quick with us The explosion
li not menace us All we did was
to save those who were left It was
all we could do
New National Park Near Trenton, N.J.
A commission was named the other
day by Governor Fort of New Jersey
to further the project to establish a
national park on both sides of the
Delaware river at a point above Tren
ton, N. J., made historic by the cross
ing of Washington and his army in
Revolutionary days Pennsylvania and
congress will be asked to aid the move
ment
Special Bells For London Pageant.
special peal of bells is being cast
for the pageant of London They will
be used in each of the tweuty-four
scenes, but the great occasion for the
peal will be the scene showing in
Whlttington and his cat at Hish,,
hill
7 State flews.
The plans for the $10,000,000 steel
plant at Dulubh have been filed with
the building inspector of that eity.
The summer meeting of the Northern
Minnesota Development association
will be held at Crookston on June 1,
2 and 3, when subjects of vital im
portance will be discussed by speakers
of national reputation.
Mrs. Sarah Mobley, a wealthy Min
neapolis woman 70 years of age,
dropped dead when she read of the
death of King Edward. It is said
that in her early days Mrs. Mobley
associated with the nobiilty at the
court of St. James.
George Winterstein, who confessed
to having robbed mail boxes and
several houses at Bemidji, has been
sentenced to serve an indeterminate
term at the state training school in
Red Wing. It is estimated that the
boy's thefts" amounted to nearly
$10,000.
House and Contents Born
At about 1 o'clock on Friday after
noon the two-story frame house occu
pied by John McMinn and family,
near the fair grounds, with its con
tents, was destroyed by fire. The oc
cupants were at dinner in another
part of the house from that in which
the fire started and their attention was
first called to it by neighbors, who
saw flames issuing from the building.
An alarm was turned in and the fire
department made good time in getting
to the scene, but the flames made such
rapid headway that it was a matter of
impossibility to save the property.
An overheated stovepipe which passed
through a partition is said to have
caused the fire. The building belong
ed to Mrs. Esther Kimball and was
insured with G. A. Eaton in $900,
while an insurance of $300 was carried
with J. J. Skahen on the furniture.
The Koads of Olmsted County
Olmsted county is said to have the
best roads in the state. The prelimi
nary work of putting the highways in
shape is done with a traction engine
and two graders, and this is said to
be the cheapest and best way of first
grading up the roads. Then the
roads are kept in perfect condition
with a drag after the heaviest rains.
By this method Olmsted county has
increased the value of every acre of
farm land, and the expense has been
less than under the old system with
only poor roads as the result of poor
methods. Mankafco is trying the ex
periment, and the first report is en
couraging.St. Cloud Journal Press.
Fire on North Side.
David Claggebt's house in north
Princeton, with the furniture therein,
was destroyed by fire on Monday at
about 1 o'clock. There was no one at
home at the time and the origin of
the fire is therefore unknown. The
fire department put forth its utmost
efforts to save the property but to no
availit had made too great a head
way before the boys could possibly
reach the scene. An insurance of
$300 was carried on the building and
$100 on the furniture in Guy Ewing's
agency. Mr. Claggett will sustain
a loss of several hundred dollars by
the fire.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licenses
were issued by Clerk of Court King
during the week:
May 5Albin A. Wicklander and
Tyrea M. Mattson, both of Isle.
May 7Andrew Backstrom and
Emma Erickson, both of Borgholm.
Judge of Probate Wm. V. Sanford
performed the marriage ceremony
upon the same day, with Robt. H.
King and Miss McAdams as wit
nesses.
The Worry Habit.
Side by side with the habit of
irritability should be classed the
worry habit, which is even more com
mon among men and women than the
former, though perhaps, not so much
in evidence. There is no habit which
more quickly relieves a person of that
fatigued feeling than a glass of golden
grain belt beer with each meal. Order
of your nearest dealer or be supplied
by Sjoblom Bros.
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Ralph P. Brown, a newspaper
man, is to be secretary to the newin
mayor of St. Paul. Mr. Brown has
been in St. Paul only a short time.
He has been with Little Rock, Leaven
worth and Omaha newspapers. In
1902 he was admitted to the Missouri
state and the federal courts practice.
The Minnesota Editorial associa
tion's annual outing this summer will
take the form of a voyage from Du
luth to Georgian bay and return.
The trip will begin June 25 and
endMay
July 2. The fine new steamer
Hamonic has been chartered. The
Hamonic is the largest of lake pas
senger steamers, being 365 feet in
length. Only editors, publishers and
their families will go on the trip.
Clean UpDo I Mow.
All property owners and occupiers
of houses in the village of Princeton
are hereby notified that they must,
without delay, remove all rubbish,
ash heaps, etc., from the alleys and
back yards. This is imperative as the
public health demands it. So clean
up at oncedo it now.
I By order of the board of health.
I A. B. Whitcomb,
Village Marshal.
Church Topics
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i Sunday and Weekday
Announcements.
SWEDISH LUTHERAN.
Next Sunday services will be held
in Livonia church, Zimmerman, at
10:30 a. m. Sunday school at 12.
The Ladies' Aid society of Saron
church, Greenbush, will meet with
Mrs. Stark on Thursday, May 19, at
2:30 p. m. All are cordially invited.
Aug. Lundquist, Pastor.
For sale, two mares, one 6 years
old with colt, and the other 4 years
old. The first is a good general pur
pose mare and the other a first-class
driver. Apply to S. Wiprud, Freer.
School Report, District 10.
School report of district 10, Green
bush, for the month ending May 6,
1910: Number of days taught, 20
number of pupils enrolled, 34
average daily attendance, 28 trees
planted arbor day, 3. Those perfect
attendance were Vernon Harmon,
Clarence, William and Matilda
Zachow, Alfred Wenberg, Virgil Har
mon, Leon Rocheford, Real and
Archie Rubideau and Irene Wahlfors.
Those absent one day were Haris
Wenberg and Edna Molotte.
Clara Wold, Teather.
School Report, District 5
Final report of Greenbush school
No. 2, district 5, for 25 days ending
6the close of the term:
Number of pupils enrolled, 26 aver
age daily attendance, 21. Those
present every day were Katie, Abra
ham, Olaf and Peter Abrahamson,
Bert, Lizzie and Ida Gilbertson,
Joseph, Ole, Otto and Helmer John
son, George and Helga Nelson.
Those present every day throughout
the term were Katie Abrahamson,
Helga Nelson, Lizzie Gilbertson, Ole,
Otto and Joseph Johnson.
Mae Davis, Teacher.
PROPOSALS
FOR
STATE PRINTING
Proposals are hereby solicited for
doing the following described print
ing and binding of the State of Min
nesota, for the period of one year,
commencing the hrst day of August,
1910, and ending the thirty-first day
of July, 1911. Such proposals will
be received at the office of the Secre
tary of State in the capitol in the city
of St. Paul, Minnesota, until the hour
of 12 o'clock noon, on Tuesday, the
seventh day of June, 1910, and will be
thereat, immediately thereafter, open
ed in public by the printing com
mission of the state of Minnesota.
Said printing and binding consists of
that required by the first, second,
third, fourth and fifth classification
of state printing, and is as follows:
Class 1. All bills for the senate
and house of representatives and all
resolutions and other matters not in
pamphlet or book form that may be
ordered printed by either or both
houses, or by the officers of either.
Class 2. The Journals of the senate
and house of representatives, includ
ing reports and other documents,
properly forming part of such
Journals.
Class 3. (a) All other reports and
documents ordered printed in
pamphlet or book form by either
branch of the legislature, or author
ized or required by law to be so print
ed, except the legislative manual.
(b) The legislatve manual, com
monly known as the blue book.
Class 4. The laws and joint resolu
tions passed by the several legislative
sessions.
Class 5. All blanks, circulars and
stationery required by the legislative
or executive departments, and all
other necessary state printing not in
cluded in the foregoing classes nor
otherwise povided for by such law.
Such poposals for printing must
state the fixed rate of composition,
press work, ruling and binding,
respectively. Such rates must not ex
ceed the maximum rates established
by said printing commission, and
must include the furnishing of paper
stock and all material required to
complete the work. Each bid must be
in writing, sealed and addressed to
the Secretary of State of Minnesota,
may be for one, or more, of the fore
going classes, or subdivision of said
Class 3 as hereinbefore set forth, and
must be accompanied by a bond in
the penal sum of at least ten thousand
dollars ($10,000)/ for each class of
said subdivision, included in such
bid, approved as to form and execu
tion by the attorney general, executed
by the bidder, with sufficient sureties
to be approved by said printing com
mission, conditioned, among other
things, that the bidder will, within ten
days after the acceptance of his bid
by said commission, enter into a
written contract with the State of
Minnesota in accordance therewith,
and thereafter, perform such contract
according to its terms and in accord
ance with the specifications hereafter
mentioned. Bids unaccompanied by
bonds will not be considered. The
right to reject any and all bids is
hereby reserved. Upon the rejection
of any bid the bond accompanying the
same will be returned. Blank bonds,
proposals and copies of said specifi
cations are now on file in the offioe of
the State Expert Printer at the
capitol, in the city of St. Paul, and
may be had upon request.
Dated St. Paul, May 2, 1910.
THE STATE OP MINNESOTA,
By the Printing Commission.
JULIUS A. SCHMAHL,
Secretary of State.
SAMUEL G. IVERSON,
State Auditor.
CLARENCE C. DINEHART,
State Treasurer.
JOSEPH T. MANNIX,
State Expert Printer. 20-21
NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL
AND SANITARIUM.
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(ESTABLISHED 1900)
A private institution which combines all the
advantages of a perfectly equipped hospital
with the quiet and comfort of a refined and
elegant home Modern in every respect No
insane, contagious or other objectionable cases
received Rates are as low as the most effi
cient treatment and the best trained nursing
will permit
H. C. COONEY, M. D.,
iledical Director,
MISS ANNA JOHNSON. Superintendent.
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn.,
May 9, 1910: Mrs. Mary Doran,
Paul Hedin, Mary J. Murphy, Mr.
R. L. Pierson. Please call for adver
tised letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M.
Citation for Hearing on Petition for
Administration.
Estate of John R. McVicar.
State of Minnesota, County of
Mille Lacs. In Probate Court.
In the matter of the etsate of John
R. McVicar, decedent.
The State of Minnesota, to the next
of kin and all persons interested in
the granting of administration of the
estate of said decedent: The petition
of Elizabeth A. McVicar having been
filed in this court, representing that
John R. McVicar, then a resident of
the county of Mille Laos, state of
Minnesota, died intestate on the 5th
day of May, 1910 and praying that
letters of administration of his estate
be granted to Elizabeth A. McVicar,
and the court, having fixed the time
and place for hearing said petition
Therefore, you, and each of you, are
hereby cited and required to show
cause, if any you have, before this
court at the probate court rooms in
the court house, in the village of
Princeton, in the county of Mille
Lacs, state of Minnesota, on the 6th
day of June, 1910, at 10 o'clock a. m.,
why said petition should not be
granted.
Witness, the judge of said court,
and the seal of said court, this 11th
day of May, 1910.
W SANFO RD
(Court Seal Probate Judge
A Koss,
Attorney for Petitioner
Princeton Minnesota
(First Pub May 12
Citation for Hearing on Final Account
and for Distribution.
ESTATE O MAGNUS W SIOBLOM
State of Minnesota, County of Mille Lacs
In Probate Court
In the matter of the estate of Magnus W
Sjoblom, decedent
The State of Minnesota to all persons in
terested in the final account and distribution
of the estate of said decedent
The representative of the above named
decedent, having filed in this court her
final account of the administration of
the estate of said decedent, together with
her petition praying for the adjustment and
allowance of said final account and for dis
tribution of the residue of said estate to the
persons thereunto entitled Therefore you,
and each of you are hereby cited and required
to show cause, if any you have, before this
court, at the Probate Court Rooms in the
Court House, in the village of Princeton in
the County of Mille Lacs btate of Minnesota
on the 3rd day of June, 1910. at 10 o'clock
a why said petition should not be granted
Witness the Judge of said Court, and the
Seal of said Court, this 9th day of May,
1910
W SANFORD,
(Seal of Court) Judge of Probate
E MCMILLAN
Attorney for Administrator,
Princeton, Minn
(First Pu May 12)
Order Limiting Time to File Claims
Within Three Months, and for
Hearing Thereon.
ESTATE OF GAH-GAH-KE WAUSH
State of Minnesota., County of Mille Lacs
In Probate Court
In the matter of the estate of Gah-gah-ke
waush, decedent
Letters of administration this day having
been granted to Charles. W Mee, and it ap
pearing by affidavit that there are no debts of
said decedent,
It is ordered that the time within which alii
creditors of the above named decedent may
present claims against his estate in this court,
be, and the same hereby is, limited to three
months from and) after the date hereof and
that Monday, the 13th dav of August, 1910, at
10 o'clock a in, the probate court rooms at
the court house at Princeton in said county
be, and the same hereby is, fixed and appointed
as the time and place for hearing upon and the
examination, adjustment and allowance of
such claims as shall be presented within the
time aforesaid!
Let notice hereof be given by the publication
of this order in the Princeton Union as pro
vided by law
Dated May 11th, 1910
(Court Seal) W SANFORD,
CHARLES. KBITH. Judge of Probate
Attorney for Admistrator
(First Pu April 28)
Citation for Hearing on Petition for
Probate of Foreign Will.
ESTATE O FRANCIS HUGHES
State of Minnesota, County of Mille Lacs.
In Probate Court
In the matter of the estate of Francis lu
Hughes, decedent
The State of Minnesota to all persons inter
ested in the allowance and probate of the will
of said decedent The petition of Frances E
Hughes, representing that Francis Hughes,
then a resident of the county of Monroe, state
of New York, died on the 22nd day of August,
1909, testate and that his will has been allowed
and admitted to probate in Surrogates court in
and for the county of Monroe, state of New
York, being filed in this court together with
authenticated copies of said will and of the
probate thereof in the court above named, and
praying that said will be admitted to probate
in this state, and that letters of administration
with the will annexed be thereon granted to E
McMillan.
Now therefore, you, and each of you, are
hereby cited and required to show cause, if any
you have, before this court at the probate
court rooms in the court house in the village
of Princeton, county of Mille Lacs, state of
Minnesota, on the 23rd day of May, 1910, at 10
o'clock a. why the prayer of said petition
should not be granted
Witness the Hon Wm Sanford, judge of
said court, and the seal of said court, this 25th
day of April, 1910
W V. SANFORD,
(Court Seal) Judge of Probate Court.
E. L. MCMILLAN,
Attorney for Petitioner.
Princeton, Minn.
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Citation for Hearing on Petition for
Administration.
ESTATE OF CHARLES WOLF
State of Minnesota, County of Mille Lacs,
In Probate Court
In the matter of tbe estate of Charles Wolf
decedent
The state of Minnesota to the next of
and all persons, interested in the granting of
administration of the estate of said decedent
The petition, of Joseph Wolf having been
filed in this court, representing that Charles
Wolf, then a resident of the county of Milxe
Lacs state of Minnesota, died intestate on the
20th day of April, 1908, and praying that letters
of administration of his estate be granted to
Joseph Wolf, and the court having fixed the
time and place for hearing said petition
Therefore, you, and each of you are hereby
cited and required to show cause, if any you
have, before this eourc at the probate court
rooms in the court house in the village of
Princeton, in the county of Mille Lacs, state
of Minnesota, on the 31st day of Mav, 1910, at
10 o'clock a why said petition should 'not
be granted
Witness the judge of said court, and the seal
of said court, this 4th day of May, 1910
W SANFORD,
(SBAIO Probate Judge
J. A Ross,
Attorney for Petitioner,
Princeton, Minn
(First Pub April 28)
Citation for Hearing on Petition for
Determination of Descent of Land.
State of Minnesota, County of Mille Lacs.
In Probate Court
In the matter of the estate of Sarah
Cilley, decedent
The state of Minnesota to the next of kin and
all persons interested in the determination of
the descent of the real estate of said decedent
The petition of Edwin Cilley having been
filed in this court, representing that said de
cedent died more than five years prior to the
filing thereof leaving certain real estate In
said petition described, and that no will of
decedent has been proved nor administration
of her estate granted in this state, and praying
that the descent of said real estate be determ
ined bp this court
Therefore, you, and each of you, are hereby
cited and required to show cause, if and you
have, before this court at the probate court
room, in the court house, in the village of
Princeton, in the county of Mille Lacs state of
Minnesota, on the 23rd day of May, 1910, at 10
o'clock a why said petition should not be
granted.
Witness, the judge of said court, and the seal
thereof, this 22nd day of April, 1910
W SANFORD.
(Court Seal) Probate Judge.
J. A. Ross,
Attorney for Petitioner,
Princeton. Minn.
First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Busi
ness Transacted.
Loans Made on Approved
Security.
Interest Paid on Time De
posits.
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change.
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
M. M. Stroeter will conduct farm auctions either on commission
or by the day.
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Princeton State Bank
Capital $20,000
iFarmp Loans!
M. S. RUTHERFORD (EL CO.
4 Townsead Building, i
Princeton, Minn.
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Cashier.
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10,000,000 Orang Tree
We pack 60 per cent of California's orange crop
three-fourths of its lemons. From this great quantity we
choose the solid, tree-ripened, deliciously flavored fruit for
our special brand, "SUNKIST."
"Sunkist" Navel Oranges Are Seedless
They are always packed in wrappers bearing the name "Sun-
kist." Be sure the oranges you get have these wrappers, for
they not only insure you the finest oranges that can be
grown, but for every twelve you send us we will give you a
Handsome Orange Spoon FREE
These spoons are Rogers' Best Quality Standard A A
a beautiful pattern designed especially for us. You
couldn't buy anything more handsome, no matter what price
you paid. Think how quickly you can get an entire set
a most attractive addition to your table service.
Buy a dozen "Sunkist" Oranges or Lemons today,
and send us the wrappers, with six 2c stamps to pay for
postage, packing, etc. You will get
your first spoon by return mail.
(First Pub May 5)
Address California
Fruit Growers' Exchange*
3 4 Clark St. CHICAGO
Buy "Suniist" Lemons as well as "Sunkist
Oranges. The fruit is equally finet and u
accept lemon wrappers for spoonr.
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PETER MOEGER
Merchant Tailor
New spring: and summer patterns have
arrived. Call and inspect them
Fit guaranteed and prices rlgkt
Repairing Cleaning Pressing
Main Street, Princeton
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Q.G.SHAKER
Resident Photographer
The Highest Grade Work
Guaranteed
Studio Opposite Dr. Coon
ey's Office
Open Every Day
A. W. MARTIN
Agent for Singer
Sewing Machines
Office in Prescott Building
At Office Every Saturday
For farm loans go to Robt. H.
King. He gives lowest rates, best
terms and quick service. SO-tf
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