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DO MUCKOOD WORK The Christian Endeavor People Con- clude a Series of Interesting Sessions dli Monday. Twenty-Six Delegates Attend Con- vention and Are Guests of Citizens During Stay. Delegates to the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor con vention of the Anoka district arrived here on Saturday evening and were met at the depot by automobiles, which conducted them to the homes of the members of the congregation who had arranged to entertain them during their stay. The first session was held on Saturday evening at the Congre gational church and the last on Monday afternoonsix in all. The program was carried out precisely as published in last week's Union. Many excellent addresses were made and well prepared papers readthe convention was highly instructive from start to finish and showed what an enormous amount of good work the Christian Endeavor society is doing not only in this country but in all parts of the globe. One of the principal addresses was delivered by Miss Stella Beach of Callas, Peru, who came to this country to be edu cated at Hamhne university. She told of the work the Y. P. S. C. E. is doing in South America and gave an interesting account of the customs and manners of the people of Peru. The Sunday sessions were especially inter esting, the music being furnished by the Congregational choir, assisted by the delegates. The church was artistically decor ated with a profusion of carnations, plants and foliage, and these, with the banners of the Christian En deavor society, made a display magni ficent in its attractiveness. The following resolutions were sub mitted by the committee appointed for that purpose and unanimously in dorsed "We extend to the secretary and the people of Princeton our thanks and our heaity appreciation for the cordial welcome and entertainment which the delegates have received dur ing this convention. 'We congratulate them on the com plete preparation they have made, the beautiful decorations of the church, and the hearty spirit in which they have entered into the work of the convention. "We wish to express our en]oyment of the music and our thanks to the efficient leaders and accompanists. "We deeply appreciate the hearty co-operation of the Methodist church and Epworth leaguetheir invitation to enjoy their beautiful audience room Sunday evening, and the splendid music furnished by their soloists, chorus and accompanists. "Whereas, our beloved state officers, Mr. and Mrs. Howell, are about to sever their relations with the work in this state, and enter into a larger field of labor "Resolved, that we express to them by this resolution our joy in having known them, our deep obligation for the help they have given us during the time they have been in the C. E. work of this state, and our wish and prayer for their happiness in their home life and in their labor for the further ex tension of Christian Endeavor. "We also wish to extend our thanks to the district officers who have so carefully planned this convention which has proved so helpful and pleasing to everyone, not the least of the pleasure being the Peruvian curios and the instructive talk by Miss Beach Jeannette M. Sanborn, Gladys E. Cook, Agnes D. Ellsworth." The Princeton members of the Y. P. S. C. E. take this means of expressing their sincere gratitude to the people of this village for the hospitality accorded the visiting delegates, and desire also to extend special thanks to the pastor and congregation of the Methodist church for their hearty co operation throughout the convention. It is seldom that Princeton is favored with so important a conven tion as that which closed Monday and the people are more than pleased that this village was selected. Great good invariably results from meetings of this nature and it is to be hoped that at some time not far distant Princeton will again have an opportunity of welcoming delegates to the Y. S. C. E. The names of the delegates, their residences and those who enter tained them while here are as follows: Eleanor Rutherford, MoraMr. and Mrs. M. S. Rutherford Gladys Cook and Mary Dayton, MoraMiss Maragret I. King V. E. Anderson, StanfordRev. and Mrs. Fisher Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Pineo, Clearwater Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Campbell Misses Jeanette Sanborne and Bessie Hathaway, Clearwater, and Miss Ruth Nelson, Elk RiverMrs. Eva Keith Mrs. Clara L. Howell, Walter Howell, Dr. and Meredith Haggard, Min- neapolisMr. and Mrs. W. H. Fer rell Alice M. Beck and Laura A. Selck, Elk RiverMr. and Mrs. Harry Shockley Ruth E. Atkins, Elk RiverMrs. McKinnon Adeline Wilson and Stella Beach, Elk River Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Small Winifred Heebner of Elk River and Edith French of ChamplinMr. and Mrs. S. Petterson Zillah B. Herrick of Champlin and Agnes Ellsworth of MonticelloMrs. Gile Marie de Booey, Elk RiverMr. and Mrs. Reichard Ethel Elin, Elk RiverMr. and Mrs. W. L. Hatch Rev. and Mrs. Frank Atkinson, Elk Rive r Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Allen. Communication Princeton, Minn., June 13, 1910. Editor of Union: Will you kindly insert the following in your paper: In a recent issue of one of the local papers I notice the following state ment signed "Mrs. Myrtle Leathers:" "My daughter's markings were with held because her note book wasn't finished, while the markings of Effa Reichard and Lisle Jesmer were given to them with two years of back Latin to make up, caused from having used a pony." I wish to say that this statement is absolutely false and that it has no foundation, whatever, of truth to stand upon. Neither of these pupils had two years of back Latin to make up, neither of them had one year of back Latin to make up, and further more, neither of them has any back work to make up in Latin or in any other subject. In addition let me say, in reference to the award of the valedictory and salutatory, that all marks were taken from the high school records. These records extend over the entire four years' course and no less than eleven high school teachers have had a hand in those markings. Lisle Jesmer re ceived the highest general average and Effa Riechard the second highest. Neither of these pupils knew, until it was announced before the high school by myself, on whom the honors were to fall. 1 make these statements in order that the public may know what the truth the matter is, and that the above members of our high school may have justice done them. Respectfully, J. C. Marshall, Supt. of Schools. Armitage Loses Appeal Case. The state supreme court has affirmed the decision of the district court in the case of Fred W. Thomas of Milaca vs. Thomas" L. Armitage, tried at the October, 1909, term in Princeton. At that time damages in the amount of $100 was awarded to Mr Thomas and Dr. Armitage appealed the case. Olin C. Myron of Milaca appeared for the plaintiff and M. L. Cormany for the defendant. This was a case to recover damages for loss of the use of certain vehicles which were injured as a result of a collision between appellant's auto mobile and respondent's team and buggy. The supreme court holds: 1. The court correctly charged the jury that appellant was responsible for the conduct of his driver, and that the owner of the vehicles was entitled to recover if those in charge of the team were in the exercise of due care, and if the driver of the auomobile was negligent. 2 The evidence was sufficient to go to the jury upon the question of negligence of both drivers, and the evidence supports the verdict. Affirmed. Opinion by Justice Lewis. Unworthy of Notice. It was unnecessary for Prof. Marshall to write the communication which appears in another column. No one possessed of a modicum of common sense believes for a moment that he would be guilty of favoritism to any pupil of our public schools. The Princeton schools never had a more efficient superintendent than Mr. Marshall, and better results have been obtained under his intelligent man agement than ever before in their history. Jfor a Quiet Fourth. If desirous of passing a quiet Fourth of July Elk Lake park is the place to go. It is the most delightful place in this part of the country to spend the day and Mr. Pratt will do his best to make things pleasant for visitors. The launch will make ex cursions on the lake and fishing is good. Everyone is extended a welcome. Entertained by Woman's Relief As- sociation at Home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Lowell. A Bounteous Dinner is Served and the Old Boys in Blue Pass a Time of Much Enjoyment. On Friday afternoon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Lowell on the north side, the Woman's Relief associ ation entertained the old soldiers from 10 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon. Every preparation had been made to give the veterans a pleasant time and well did they enjoy themselves. A fine dinner was served and the old soldiers speak in high praise of the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell and the Relief associa tion. It has become customary to annually entertain the veterans at Mr. and Mrs. Lowell's. Company In Camp, Lake View, June 15.We reached camp at 10 o'clock Monday morning and were assigned to our old street at the right of the Second battalion. Company is one of the largest in camp. It has all of its officers and most of its noncommissioned officers here, thus the new men are rapidly finding their places and getting in structed in their duties. The regular army officer who is detailed for in struction has a practical way with him. He works the officers the hard est, the noncoms. come next and the privates escape with the least work. Monday morning the guard detail consisted of Corporal Smith and Privates Sanford and Thompson. Monday evening the guard detail was Privates Robideau, Angstman and Sanborn. Captain Caley was officer of the day and Lieutenant Marshall junior officer of the guard. Tuesday morning Lieutenant Sell horn was senior officer of the guard and Privates James, Tomlinson and Wurzhuber members of the guard. The company shot on the 200-yard range in the afternoon. The grub is fine this year, but the officers and noncoms. do not expect to put on much fleshthey are worked to the limit. Private Brace joined his company Tuesday. School Picnic. The school in district 35 closed Fri day, June 10, with a picnic in Mr. Bradley's grove. The weather was ideal for a picnic as was shown by the large crowd that gathered, about 125 being present. A fine dinner was served and after the meal the crowd went to the ball grounds and watched a very exciting game between the young ladies and the school boys. Both sides were in fine trim and played a good game from start to finish. But the girls seemed to have the advantage, as was shown by the umpire's decision at the close2 to 0 in favor of the girlsand all agree that the umpire was square. The boys then chose sides and played another game which resulted in a tie. The next feature was the races and those winning prizes were Misses Nyra Bradley, Agnes Stark* Edna Reinord, Ellen Johnson, Marolo Christopher son and Richard Bradley. After ice cream was served the crowd began to start for home feeling somewhat tired, yet satisfied that all had enjoyed a good time. Adyocates New orest Law Forest and brush fires in Minnesota this spring burned over 110,375 acres of ground and caused losses estimated at $184,045, according to reports made to General C. C. Andrews, state forestry commissioner. These fires occurred during the dry weather of April and the first part of May and, according to the reports, there were 1,960 persons engaged in fighting the fires. General Andrews says that if he could have had $28,000 a year for the fire ranger service, as first allowed in the senate bill, much of this damage could have been prevented. The amount was cut one-half by the house, and with forests worth $100,000,000, the state only allows $21,000 each year for their protection from fire. He favors a new law which would cover all the forest section with rangers combining the duties of fire warden, game warden, road inspector and police officer. R. W. Freer Attends Reunion. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Freer left yes terday morning for Elk River to visit their son Richard. From there Mr Freer proceeded to Osseo to attend the annual reunion of the First Minne sota Volunteer infantry, of which regiment he was a member. His wife will remain at Elk River until he re turns. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1910. CIVILWARVETERANS THE SPLIT LOG DRAG J. M. Chrestang of Dexter Among the Good Roads Enthusiasts Who Urges Its Adoption. This Useful and Inexpensive Drag Should be More Generally Used in This Section. At a recent good roads meeting in Albert Lea, J. M. Chrestang of Dexter was loud in his praise of $he King road drag. Among other things he said that, with a good plow, a disc harrow and the King road drag he could make a good road most any where, if it was drained. He* did not seem to think much of the road graders, but preferred the road drag as doing better work. After the road drag has been used for a time and the road put in good shape and the driveway made hard, then he said that a splendid driveway could be made by surfacing with gravel, that this will last a long period, with good care, even where spread rather thinly. Why is it that the King road drag, which is so simple of construction and costs so little, is not more gen erally used in this vicinity? In other sections of our state the King or split log drag is used to good advantage. When a road is properly rounded off and drained the occasional use of the drag will keep it in fairly good condi tion. It is to be hoped that the King road drag will come into more com mon use in this part of the state. A Million Dollar Fire. Fire that broke out on the northern waterfront in a storm on Friday night at Seattle was carried by the wind to a district to the eastward thickly settled with wooden buildings, and in a short time twenty acres were ablaze, causing a loss of $1,000,000 and rendering 500 persons homeless. The fire, starting at Railroad avenue and Battery street, destroyed all the build ings on six city blocks, and picked out a wooden house here and there in the surrounding district not entirely fire-swept When the flames were at their height burning brands set fire to houses .several blocks from the main fire. It was at first reported that great loss of life had resulted, but so far as can be ascertained there were no fatalities. Three persons were, however, seriously injured. As the buildings burned were of wood the fire will in all probability prove a blessingbrick structures will no doubt supplant them. From Minneapolis to Altlle Lacs take Hon. Tom Girling, Mrs. Girling and her brother, Mr. Noonan, passed through town last Friday in an auto on their way to Mille Lacs lake. They made the lake by early noon. They stopped here for lunch on their way back Monday. Formerly it was a two-days' trip by team from Minne apolis to the lake. Now one can leave Minneapolis after breakfast and reach the lake by noon and make several stops on the way. Hundreds of Minneapolitans make the trip to Mille Lacs lake every summer. Who says city people are not interested in good roads? The city people make more use of our highways than the country people, hence residents of city and country alike are benefited by good roads. The Finishing: Touches Needed. A couple or three more carloads of shell rock are needed to put the finishing touches on the road across the Baldwin flats. Then it will be one of the best pieces of road in the country, and for 50 years it has been anything but good in wet weather. The Union will see to it that the fine rock is forthcoming. But the town supervisors should see to it that the rock is kept in place until the roadbed becomes solid. A man with a rake two or three half days each week for a month or so can easily keep the rock in place. This is a matter that the Baldwin authorities should give their attention to without delay. Banners' Meeting. A meeting of farmersmembers of the American Society of Equity and otherswill be held at Elk Lake park on Saturday, June 18, commencing at 1 o'clock. John Dawson, president of the state organization, will be among the speakers. Farmers and all others interested are invited to the meeting. Take Notice As I have sold my interest in the firm of Gillespie, Stoneberg & Co., it is necessary that all money owing the firm be paid at once, therefore I re quest that all persons knowing them selves to be indebted to said firm come in and settle, on or before July 1. A William Neely. Ice cream and candyhome made at Townsend corner store Saturday. C. O. Moore left last evening for St. Cloud to have some repairing done. Rev. Fisher will hold services in the King school house on Sunday even ing at 8 o'clock. Mrs. E. B. Anderson and son, Lloyd, arrived here last evening from Tacoma, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Orton and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Foltz have gone to Golden Valley to visit for a week or so. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hill of St. Paul will be here tomorrow to spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Rice and family. Home-made ice cream and candy at Townsend corner store on Saturday afternoon and evening by the M. E. Sunday school. Wanted, girl to go to Minneapolis and do general housework. Apply to H. H. Farnham, Brickton. Am go ing down Saturday. Milaca is to have a big old-fash ioned 4th of July celebration. Fores ton will also celebrate. Glendorado and Elk Lake park will also offer special attractions on the national holiday. The members of the Methodist La dies' Aid society are requested to be at the^church on Wednesday morning and to bring their dinners with them. There will be an all-day session of church cleaning. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Newbert will leave on Monday for points in the east and, among other places, will visit Mrs. Newbert's old home in Massa chusetts. The Union hopes they may have an enjoyable trip. Miss Marjorie Applegate and A. Burk were married in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 11. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Apple gate of Princeton and the groom a son of Wm. Burk of Brickton. But one service will be held in the Congregational church on Sunday at 10:30 a. m. At this service Miss Hungerford, a teacher of music in Yankton college, will preside at the organ. In the evening Rev. Fisher will preach the King school house at 8 o'clock. The boys of Company to the number of 48 left on Monday morning for Camp Lakeview on a special train which started from Duluth and picked up their coach at the Princeton depot at 4:50. They will be in camp 10 days and when they return everyone ex pects that a few medals will accom pany them. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Allen took their child, Dorothy, to St. Luke's hospital, St. Paul, yesterday, where she will this afternoon be operated upon by Dr. A. J. Gillette for con genital dislocation of the hip. Dr. Cooney, who has been called into consultation on the case, will be in attendance at the operation. William Orr arrived here on Friday from Sidney, Montana, and left on the return trip yesterday. He is en gaged in the jewelry business at Sidney and came east for the purpose of buying a stock for his store. Sidney is in the irrigated district and, although new, is a prosperous little place, says Mr. Orr. He is doing well there. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Little of Min neapolis were visiting their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Page, and other relatives and friends from Saturday to Tuesday. Mr. Little is an old Princeton boy who left Prince ton 29 years ago. He lived here in the "good old days," as he calls them, and has many acquaintances here who are always glad to greet him. The village primaries for selecting 10 delegates to the Mille Lacs county convention was held on Saturday afternoon and the following were chosen: E. L. McMillan, R. C. Dunn, Fred Newton, Ira G. Stanley, Andrew Bryson, Geo. I. Staples, Wm. Ross, J. C. Borden, Frank Goulding and T. H. Caley. The county convention will be held at the court house tomor row afternoon at 1 o'clock. Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Cooney returned from St. Louis on Saturday, where the doctor attended the annual con vention of the American Medical association, of which he is a member. Next year's convention will be held at Los Angeles. While in St. Louis Dr. and Mrs. Cooney visited the tomb of General Sherman, who is buried in Calvary cemetery, and brought home as a memento a few sprigs of myrtle plucked from the grave which the doctor has planted and believes will take root. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, VOLUME XXXIT. NO. 25 LAID IN THE GRAVE Remains of Moses A. Tibbetts Arrive on Saturday and Funeral is Held Sunday Afternoon. George Scheller Dies in Institution for Feeble Minded at Faribault and is Buried at Oak Knoll. The remains of Moses A. Tibbetts, accompanied by Mrs. I. C. Patterson, daughter of the deceased, arrived here on Saturday night and rested in the undertaking establishment of E. A. Ross & Son until Sunday afternoon, when funeral services were held in the Methodist church. Rev. T. N. Goodell officiated and delivered a very good sermon. A quartet con sisting of Mrs. C. A. Caley, Mrs. L. S. Briggs, Archie Jones and Guy Ewing sang three impressive selec tions and the interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery. At the grave the Masonic service for the dead was read by W. L. Hatch, acting worshipful master. There were many pretty floral offerings and the funeral was largely attended. The pallbearers were selected from among the members of the Masonic lodge, to which Mr. Tibbetts belonged, aDd were as follows: Geo. E. Rice, E. K. Evens, P. J. Wikeen, Frank Peterson, Wm. Neely and L. S. Libby. Moses A. Tibbetts was born at New Sharon, Maine, on November 27, 1829. In his younger days he fol lowed various occupations such as farming and lumbering, and made several short sea voyages as a sailor. In 1849 he was married to Hannah Mayo and in 1864 came to Minnesota and settled in Sherburne county, six miles from Elk River, on a homestead. He lived there about eight years and then came to Princeton to reside, where he remained until two years ago, when he went to Seattle to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. I. C. Patterson, where he passed away on Tuesday morning, June 7, at 6 o'clock. In January, 1909, he suffered a paralytic stroke from which he never recovered, and for the last few months had gradually failed until relieved of his suffering by death. His wife died about 11 years ago. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Tibbett3, three of whom are living, viz., Melvm A. Tibbetts of Wrangle, Alaska Mrs. Aulger Rines of Princeton, and Mrs. I. C. Patterson of Seattle, Washington. He is also survived by one brother, Roscoe G. Tibbetts of Brownville, Maine. George Scheller. The body of George Scheller, aged 8 years 9 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Scheller of Milo, arrived here on Monday evening from the state school for the feeble minded at Faribault, of which institution the boy was an inmate and where he died on June 11. The immediate cause of death was epilepsy. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. George Roos on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. George Stamm officiat ing at the services, and the interment was at Oak Knoll cemetery. Lather McNeil Dead. Last week's Elk River Star News tells of the death of Luther McNeil, a former well known resident of Livonia, which occurred at Ellenburg, Wash., two weeks ago. Mr. McNeil was a native of Maine and was born June 22, 1842. He served in the Second Minnesota cavalry during the civil war. After the war he engaged in farming in Livonia, Sherburne county, and was a frequent Princeton visitor and was well known to all the old setttlers here. Several years since he moved with his family to Washington. His wife and two sons and two daughters survive him, one son was killed in a snow slide in Alaska in 1898. Mr. McNeil was a genial, public-spirited man and was highly regarded by all. his old neighbors and acquaintances. Dwell Together in Harmony It is pleasant to see" brothers dwell together in harmony, and certainly the editors of Isanti county are a harmonious bunch. Last year editor Way of the Braham Journal went east on a vacation, and editor Kienitz of the Cambridge Independent-Press and editor Lawton of the Isanti News took turns in managing the Braham paper during Mr. Way's absence. This year Mr. Lawton is granted a 30 days' furlough and while he is away editors Kienitz and Way will look after his paper. The Isanti news paper men, all three of them good fellows, have a brotherly affection for each other that neither business nor politics is permitted to disturb. 2 I It I I I 3% 4 a *y.i I il %F$