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WAS THEJSEST EVER County Teachers' Meeting Eclipsed AH Previous Efforts for Ex- cellence of Program. Professors A. N. Farmer and W. A. Shoemaker of St. Cloud De- liver Principal Speeches. The annual meeting of the Mille Lacs County Teachers' association was held in the high school assembly room, Princeton, on Saturday, May 14, and it was the most interesting convention of its kind ever held here. Many teachers and visitors were in attendance to listen to the scholarly addresses of the speakers. A short business session was called for the forenoon at which the follow ing officers were elected for the ensu ing year: President, J. C. Marshall, Princeton secretary-treasurer. Miss Nellie Hamer. Executive committee 1 Chairman, Supt. Guy Ewing Mrs. M. Jtf. Stroeter, Miss Nellie Tompkins and Miss Nellie Hamer. The afternoon session commenced at 2 o'clock with a short prayer by Rev. J. O. Fisher of the Congrega tional church, and this was followed by a selection rendered in excellent manner by the high school orchestra under the direction of Miss Marjorie Smith. A paper, "The Value of History and How to Teach It," was then read by Miss Margaret I. King. It was a well prepared paper. Miss King said, among other things, that history is the science of human de velopment, that history explains the present by a study of the pastthat history explains the present by a study of the gradual extension of civilizaion and the growth of institu tions. It teaches man how to judge of the future or to act in the present by comparing his situation with like situations in the past. It teaches him at what price his liberties and privi leges have been bought. A study of history trains one for citizenship, de velops the judgment, enlarges and en riches the mind of the student, begets in him a livelier sense of his relation to society and his duties as a man. Then Miss King goes on and tells how to teach history and gives much valu able advice to teachers and prospec tive teachers. Professor A N. Farmer, superin tendent of the St. Cloud public schools, followed with an able address in which he made a plea for better preparation and an extension of time engaged in the work on the part of the teacher, thus enabling one to become professional. There were many salient points in Mr. Farmer's address and only good can result from it. A selection by the orchestra was the next number on the program, after which Miss Clara Wold read an ex cellent paper, "The Number of Months in the School Year," in which she contended that nine months are none too long a period in any one year and should not be reduced. An address by President W. A. Shoemaker of the St. Cloud Normal school concluded the session. In this address Mr. Shoemaker urged that the essentials of life be given prece dence over the non-essentials. It was an instructive speech which was great ly appreciated by the assemblage. Teachers' associations are of incal culable benefit and Mille Lacs county can pride itself upon having one of the best organizations of this kind in the state. A Trip to the Lake Country. The writer started out on a walking trip from Prinoeton to the lake country last week, and greatly enjoy ed himself. In fact he was in great danger of becoming infatuated with the life and grand possibilities of this glorious country. The first stop was made at Louis Lund's, who has a sawmill about five miles from Foreston. Mr. Lund doing well and was at the time blast, ing rocks on his farm. The next stay was made at Foreston, a nice and neat little town with a creamery, hotel, several stores, and a large store is now under construction. Milaca, three miles from Foreston, is as thriving a city as can be found in the state. It seems to the writer that the water power there could be used to great advantage in some kind of manufacturing enterprises. Milaca owes a great deal of its prosperity to the Farmers' Co-operative creamery, and the writer wishes to say that dairy farming is the highest type, the most successful and enduring branch of farming we have, and it is getting better every year. At Page is located the Pleasant Valley stock farm. This farm con sists of 2,400 acres, fenced in with is wosren wire and has recently passed into the hands of new owners, who are making extensive improvements. A great change has occurred in the last few years at Onamia. The writer will remember Onamia for two reasons, the railroad and Editor C. MacKenzie of the Lake Breeze. Of course there are many other things, but these two events stand out in the writer's mind like the Washington monument and Abraham Lincoln. Cove, where the first view of Mille Lacs lake is to be had, has a store and postoffice conducted by Chas. Freer. Mr. Freer had some very fine bead work made by the Indians, a few of whom are left in this vicinity. Wahkon is a live little town with a newspaper, the Wahkon Enterprise, edited by Geo. Sloan two good hotels, several stores and an especially well conducted creamery managed by Eric Jensen from Forest Lake. At Lawrence the Soo line is con structing a spur and a railroad dock at the lake, so that freight can be oaded direct from the steamer to the freight cars. Here the writer had the honor of meeting Jas. Travers, agent for the Mille Lacs Transportation company, Captain Manuel Mino and Engineer Enos Jensen of the steam boat, and Inspector Lamont of the Soo line. A finer set of men cannot be found anywhere. The voyage around the lake was the final event. For the sum of one dollar a trip of ninety miles can be had. The scenery is very beautiful. A fine dinner was had at Reem's Landing. Here are some interesting boulders. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reem have a nice home on the lake shore where travelers are well taken care of and made comfortable by the host and hostess. Just at sunset the voyage came to an end and a dream realized but seldom passed away into the realm of memory. Jos. Johnson. Should be Raised to Normal Level Mille Lacs lake is lower than any time for years. It may become neces sary to close the dam at Vineland in order to raise the water to its normal level. Of course there will be a kick raised by some shore owners if this is doneshore owners who will think they are damaged. But the lake must be kept up if navigation is to con tinue, and the right thing to do would be to have the county board establish a uniform level. If it were found that the major part of the lake's area lay within this county, our county board would have jurisdiction. The people living along the lake should take this matter up at once. The board will meet again on June 7th, and the matter could be taken up then. There would be practically no ex pense as no condemnation of the land would be necessary. The lake need not be raised higher than its normal level, but it should by all means be kept that high. Mille Lacs lake is the greatest asset this country has at the present time, and its preser vation is of the highest importance. Lake Breeze. N. Smith Sustains Injury The venerable N. M. Smith sus tained painful injuries last Thursday by a fall. Mr. Smith was sitting on a roll of wire outside of R. E. Jones & Son's store when he suddenly be came dizzy and tipped over upon his face, which came in contact with the curb. He was immediately assisted to his feet and it was found that big pieces of skin had been torn from his cheeks and that his nose and fore head were lacerated. The dizzy spell passed over within a few minutes and Dr. Caley, who was passing, drove the old gentleman to his home. Mr. Smith, who is over 86 years of age, is around again as spry as ever, and when questioned as to the accident laughed and remarked that a few scratches like he sustained was a mere nothing. He is unable, however, to figure oat the reason lor that sudden dizziness. ..hh Red Tag Sale. A red tag sale is now in progress at articles which have been marked down from a third to one half. You will probably never again have an opportunity to secure goods of this quality at such low prices and you should therefore call and look over the many bargains. The goods are all new. Sale will continue until Saturday evening, May 28. Mrs. E. F. Griffith. A.T NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAI.. Miss Anna Sadley, who was operat ed upon last Friday for acute appen dicitis, is doing well. L. D. Larson of Glendorado under went an operation on Tuesday for the removal of a loose piece of cartilage in the knee joint. Frank Beden of Estes Brook had an abscess removed from the exterior of the windpipe on Thursday last. HELP THEOLD BOYS Hen Who Fought in the Early Sixties Should Be Relieved of All Cares on flemorial Day, Committee Should Be Appointed to Provide Ways and /leans for Its Proper Observance. One week from next Monday is Memorial day, a day that always should be appropriately observed in Princeton. Heretofore the main share of the labors necessary to a proper observance of decoration day has de volved upon the veterans themselves. Let there be a change in the program this year. The men who iought and marched in the early sixties should be relieved of all care and responsibility by men of the younger generation. The old soldiers should simply be un- guests of honor and treated as such. A committee should be organized at once to provide ways and means for the proper observance of the day. Carriages should be provided to carry veterans to and from the ceme tery, and those from outside from and to the depot. A sumptuous repast should also be prepared for the old boys. Every man who wore the blue should be made to feel "at home" in Princeton next Memorial day, and especially should every courtesy and kindness be extended to the veterans from out of town. The ranks of the G. A. R. are growing thinner and thinner each recurring year, and the steps of those who remain are grow ing feebler only a few short years hence and the last of them will have crossed the great divide. Then let us assist those who are still with us in decorating the graves of their com rades who have gone before, and while we are paying tribute to the memory of the departed heroes let us not forget the comfort and happiness of the living ones. An Agricultural School at Milaca This evening Milaca people vote on the proposition of issuing bonds to build a $10,000 addition to their school. If the proposition carries, as it should, it is proposed to maintain an agricultural department at the Milaca school under the provisions of chapter 247, general laws of 1909, and employ trained instructors in agricul ture, manual training and domestic science a suitable tract of land for a school garden and purpose of experi ment and demonstration of not less than five acres, within two miles of the school, must be provided. One or more rural schools may become associated with any state high or graded school maintaining a depart ment of agriculture, and a tax of not exceeding four mills may be levied by any rural school district to assist in maintaining such school. The state will aid such high school to the extent of $2,500 annually. No more than one school in any county shall be added to the list of schools entitled to such aid in any two years. If Milaca secures an agricultural school it will be two years before Princeton can have oneprovided Princeton wants such a practical school. The enter prise displayed by Milaca citizens is highly commendable. County Option Conference. On Friday afternoon a county option conference was held in the court house hall at which Rolleff Vaaler was chairman and C. A. Dickey secretary. Rev. E. C. Clemans, superintendent for the Du luth district of the Minnesota Anti Saloon league, was present and, in a neat speech, set forth the purpose for which the meeting was calledto talk over the best means of spreading the gospel of county option and to select a county committee to work with committees in the other counties the FoVty-fifti^legislative TXiH 6 wit a viej o, selecting a suitable candidate for representative, a man whom every advocate of county rf the Bazaar and there are hundreds of option could"' conscientiously1 PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1910. support H. W. Short addresses were made by W. Townsend, Rufus P. Morton, G. Harter, Chas. A. Dickey, Rolleff Vaaler and others, and the organiza tion of a county committee discussed. As an outcome it was decided that the best way would be to select a man from each commissioner districtfive in all. A motion to this effect was put and carried, and the chairman announced that such committee would be appointed within thirty days from date. Rufus P. Morton suggested that the meeting recommend a member from Mille Lacs county to serve on the congressional committee. Mr. Wyman of Anoka, he said, had asked him to bring this matter before the conference. A motion was made and carried to the effect that the //l^^ ^^^^%^^^th^^%^^S^^^^^i. man and secretary select a man and recommend him to Mr. Wyman. This concluded the business which came before the meeting. Each man who attended the confer encethere were about fiftywas handed a card upon which to inscribe his name and address, and when these cards were collected Rev. Clemans stated that county option literature and letters from himself would be from time to time sent to these people. ID Rev. E. C. Clemans the county optionists have a splendid man to fight for their cause. He is sincere in his work and convincing in his talk. As a man who can command the attention of an audience Rev. Clemans has few superiors. D. N. Hunt's Residence Burns The dwelling house of D. N. Hunt, about a mile south of town, with most of its contents, was burned on Sunday morning at about 1 o'clock. The fire is supposed to have originated from a lamp explosion. Mr. Hunt, his two boys and the hired man were sleeping in the barn while Mrs. Hunt and the baby slept in the house. Mrs. Hunt was awakened by a crackling sound and found that the kitchen was ablaze. She ran from the building to the barn and aroused the occupants, who hur ried to the house but found it impos sible to save the structure or rescue much of the property therein. An in surance of $1,400 was carried in an agency represented by Guy Ewing. Colossal Bargain Carnival A colossal bargain carnival will be gin at P. L. Roadstrom's store on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and close on Saturday evening, May 28. The sale will be conducted by Frank J. Hallo, representative of the Flick Whittier Sales System Co. of Minne apolis. Tomorrow the store will be closed in order that the stock may be arranged for the sale and prices marked down. A double-page adver tisement in this number of the i on will give you an idea of the extent of the price reductions. Discovered in Nick of Time On Sunday morning a fire was dis covered by E. Grant burning on the side of the road near the old Whitney farm in Baldwin. Mr. Grant, Wm. Day, Ed. Hamilton and others suc ceeded in putting it out, but not until it had swept through the barn yard of the old Whitney property. The build ings were, however, saved. It is sup posed that the fire was caused by someone dropping a lighted cigar stub in the dry grass along the road side. Amberol Attachments Ewings' Music Store has received a number of Amberol attachments for Edison phonographs. With every attachment the purchaser receives 10 Amberol records free. These Am berol records play four minutes twice as long as any of the others, and the prices of the attachments are as follows: For Gem machine, $5 Standard machine, $6 Home ma chine, $8.50 Triumph machine, $8.50. Secure one now. Kirs F. McMillan Is at Hospital. Mrs. P. H. McMillan of Walker, mother of Attorney E. L. McMillan, entered the Northwestern hospital on Saturday for medical treatment. She was accompanied to Princeton by her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Marcley, wife of Dr. Marcley, superintendent of the state tuberculosis sanitarium at Walker. Mr. McMillan met them at St. Cloud and brought them to Prince ton in his automibile. Mrs. Marcley returned to Walker on Monday. Fred Dngan's Experience With Auto. Fred Dugan purchased an automo bile this week, but when bringing it to Princeton his gasoline gave out and he found it necessary to employ a man at a dollar an hour to come into town and purchase a supply. While waiting for the return of the mes senger Fred went to sleep near a hay stack and when he awoke he found Enough. uiswics that his machine was gone Regular Monthly Market Day at Foreston. Foreston people are so well pleased with their first market day that they propose to hold one regularly here after on the first Saturday of each month. It is a good idea to offer the farmers special inducements to come to town once a month and meet their neighbors. A. Members, Attention All members of Wallace T. Rines Post, No. 142, G. A. R., are request ed to meet at the hall of the Organiza tion on Sunday morning/May 29, at 10 o'clock. From there they will marcehRevthe. wner *.-_ Memorial day sermon. ^i E&2? to Congregational church, O. Fisher will preach a State Land Sale Next Wednesday. __ Remember the sale of state lands at 8E: the court house hall next Wednesday g at 1 p. m. This is the last state land 5 sale that will be held in Mille Lacs S chair- county for some years. tL^t^f(Msf ^^'Z,M' M "-w Mb5 R. E. JONES & SON, Proprietors "HER E IS SOMETHIN EVERY FARMER make If KNOtheseasiesrrseparatorutos W The Princeton Boot and Shoe Man VOLUME XXXIT. NO. 21 I Farmers' Exchange and Gen'l Store 1 New and Second-Hand Goods Stoves, Furniture and Crockery Farm Machinery and Repairs Bicycles, Repairs and Repair Work Done Pictures Framed to Order I Agents for the Osborne Farm Machinery, the kind that "out-does" all others 1 The famous Patton's Paint, which has no equal We also handle the Iowa Dairy Separator. Read this: r* If y can find any other separator that under the [same conditions will skim to its rated capacity as closely as the doub.e cored IOWA, we will make you a present of our machine Before vou buy any separator ask the manu facturer if he will make you the same offer v.el on h*tellst %.%<p>SHOULD?) won' do so, he the same as you that bis separator is not as good as the IOWA. If he will duplicate ou offer, yo will get either his machine or our for nothing. Thar* are many raasons why the IOWA is ths beat separator. II turn easie than any other. The IOWA is wash. The IOWA is the most durable separator made. The IOWA is the closest skimmer. It is a fact that you cannot buy a machine anywhere at any price that will equal it in any of the above points. But before you buy any sepa rator, protect yourself by asking the manufacturer to dupli cate the offer we make in the tOWA. Then you won't buy something for best and get an inferior machine. IOWA DAIRY SEPARATOR COMPANY, WATERLOO, IOWA. Farmers' Exchange and Gen'l Store PRINCETON, MINNESOTA Summer Footwear The feet demand lighter covering during the hot weather like the rest of the body. Summer foot comfort is essentially a matter of proper shoes. Winter shoes in summer are no more suitable than are overcoats. Oxfords Are Ideal We have a complete range of all the shades that are right for the season. Many of them are distinctive in de signmodishgiving opportunity for individuality. We have them for Men, Women and children. Men's $2.50 to $5.00 Women's $1.50 to $3.50 Children's $1.00 to $2.00 i A pleasure to show you. *fgj Solomon Long 1 Building Material iof All Kinds E Come in and look our Mill Work over, such 3 S~ as Sash, Doors, Mouldings, "Window and 3 Door Frames and Porch Finish. We have 3 5~ a fine stock on hand. 3 You Are Thinking of I Building a House or barn, or making repairs, come in and look 3 E at our Lap and Drop Siding, Flooring and 3 C= Common Boards. Red and "White Cedar 3 gs: Shingles, none better on the market, and at 3 S~ prices that suit. 3 1 PRINCETO N LUMBER CO QEO. A. COATES, manager 3 ^UiUiUiUiUUiilUUiUiUiiUUiiUiUlUlliiUiUiUiUiiUUlliiill^ M^