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Hiram Bullis Married Last Evening to iliss Bertha N. Black at Home of Joseph Whitcomb. Amos Holthus and Miss Laura Greta Manke Are Wedded at Ger- man Lutheran church. Hiram Bullis and Miss Bertha N. Black were married at the home of Joseph Whitcomb on the north side last evening in the presence of rela tives and a number of invited guests. Rev. I. N. Goodell of the Methodist church was the officiating clergyman. The groom was attended by Albert Black and the bride by Miss Good ing of Dayton. Roses were carried by the bride and carnations by the bridesmaid. Both bride and brides maid were gowned in creations, of white material. A reception followed the ceremony and a wedding supper was served to the guests in the prettily decorated dining room. The happy couple were lemembered by their friends with many beautiful presents. Mr and Mrs Bullis, who are esti mable young people, will reside in north Princeton. The Union ex tends its congratulations. Holtlius- Manke At the German Lutheran church in this village yesterday afternoon at 2 30, Rev George Stamm conducted the ceremony which united Amos Hol thus, son of Mrs. Louisa Holthus, and Laura G. Manke, daughter of Mrs. Bertha Manke, in wedlock. The bride was gowned in white silk, as weie also the three bridesmaids, Misses Lena Manke, Mary Manke and Lena Jantzen. Roses were carried by the bride and carnations by the bridesmaids. Three gentlemen at tended the groomEd Stranberg, Otto Manke and Gust Benzel. From the church the bridal party repaned to the home of the bride's mother in Princeton township, where a reception was held and a bounteous supper was served. Over a hundred guests were present and the marriage was appropriately celebrated by them in the good old German fashion. Presents in large number were be stowed upon Mr. and Mrs. Holthus they received sufficient articles to start housekeeping. Mr. and Mrs. Holthus will probably make their home in Minneapolis. The Union wishes them happioess. Interesting Facia on Bee Culture 1 would rather raise bees in Minne sota than in Texas or even in Cali fornia While they may get twice as much honey in California as is pos sible in Minnesota, they do not get italf as much pay for it, on account of not having the local market, and they have to give their bees almost con stant attention the year round. Here in Minnesota we have to care for the bees for only a few weeks and the balance of the lime they require little, if any, attention. I have secured 5,000 pounds of honey from forty-four swarms, or colonies, in one season, besides se curing over 80 per cent increase in my stock. This, when I had only one year's previous experience. Since the average locality will pasture one hundred colonies of bees, and since that number can safely be placed five miles apart, you can readily see that Minnesota can support many hundred times the number of bees now in exis tence. It requires 10,154 bees to carry a pound of honey. If a colony of bees store 150 pounds of honey during one season the average amount stored by one bee, figuring 40,000 to the colony, would only be 26^ grains. Two or three generations come and pass away during one summer, so that the actual amount stored by one bee during its life time would be only about a third of that amount, and again it is only occasionally that a colony is able to store 150 pounds, the average being much less than that, about 30 pounds in this state, I think. Beginners should not start too many bees. Five colonies will make a good beginning. Make them pay their way as they go. Increase them from a small beginning rather than purchase a large apiary on the start. Study the business and increase your knowledge as the swarms increase in number. I began with two colonies and increased them to forty-four in two seasons. The third year they in creased to eighty colonies and made two and a half tons of honey. This is only a fair example of what a man can really do. Less than fifty colonies will usually winter in a cellar with but a small percentage of loss. More than that number generate Minnesota llMtniicnl Society considerable heat and require more ventilation. A colony of bees will consume, on an average, about ten pounds of honey during the winter, but they need two or three times that amount for rearing broods in the spring before they make a living from the flowers. One bee in March is worth ten bees in June, and it is a good plan to feed in the spring to get the bees built up strong in numbers early in the season. An eight-foot frame, one and a half story hive, will do for localities where there is no basswood or clover and where honey comes in very slowly. Where there is clover and no bass wood, an eight-frame hive, from one and a half to two and a half stories, will answer very well. Where both basswood and clover are abundant, a ten-frame hive is desirable. The an nual bee product of the United States is $20,000,000 and should be several times that. There is more profit with less labor 300 colonies of bees than in 160 acres of farm land, but you must understand what to do and when to do it.F. C. Erkel in Minne apolis Journal. Bank Robbers at Anoka Four heavily armed men made an unsuccessful attempt at 2 a. m. yester day to rob the Anoka National bank. They battered in the front doors of the bank building with crowbars. Once inside, they lost no time in at tacking the vault and soon had its outer doors open. They were then confronted with the inner doors of the vault and fired a charge of nitro glycerin in their efforts to break them down. The charge was ineffective and the bandits, realizing that they could not get to the bank's treasure before daylight, if at all, retreated. Only one man, so far as known, heard the explosion. The bandits made their way to the Northern Pacific station, where they appropriated a motorcycle and ran it as far as Fndley. The police of both Minneapolis and St. Paul have been notified. Six men, artested on suspicion of being involved in the attempted bank raid at Anoka were taken off freight trains at St. Cloud yesterday fore noon, two from a Great Northern westbound trajin and four irom a Northern Pacific train. Making Splendid Batter Of so excellent a quality was the last shipment of butter to New York by the Princeton Co-operative creamery that it brought three cents a pound above the market price and the firm purchasing it asks Mr. Warner to send all the butter he makes. The high price realized from this butter shows that the farmers are bringing in a superior quality of cream, and it should be a sufficient consideration to induce them to continue the good work. The reason that the cream is superior is that better care is being taken of it than heretofore and it is being brought in oftener. "But," says Mr. Warner, "there is still room for improvement yet I am glad to say there are very few cans of cream brought in which I am com pelled to reject. There are still higher prices in store for the patrons if they will all adhere to the sugges tions sent to them in the creamery circular." Cemetery Association Meeting: Postponed. In consequence of the absence of A. J. Bullis, president of the association, who was unable to attend the meeting called for Monday because of death in his family, it was decided to post pone it until tomorrow night, April 28, when it will be held at the resi dence of A. Z. Norton. An election of offioers will take place at that time and plans will be formulated for the work at Oak Knoll cemetery this sum mer. Persons having relatives buried at Oak Knoll are urged to attend this meeting, as the association is anxious to commence beautifying the grounds without delay. It is requested that men desirous of performing the necessary labor at the cemetery this summer send in their applications, stating wages for which they will work, either to A. J. Bullis or Mrs. Guy Ewing. Excuses Are Cheap. Colonel Edward H. R. Green, dis cussing business success at the Wal dorf-Astoria in New York, said: "The man who succeeds is the man who does what he sets out to do not the man who makes excuses. "Excuses are cheap and easy, but success is hard and rare. Excuses, though, we meet everywhere. Only yesterday, in a downtown restaurant, they gave me a tough chicken. 'Waiter', I said, this chicken is old. 'Yes, sir,' said the waiter. 'A very healthy bird, sir. Otherwise, of course, it couldn't have lived to such a great age.' R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1911. THE WEEITS DEATHS midred, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. I. Staples, is Cut Down in the Flower of Youth. Ross E. Jones, Following an Illness of Two Years Duration, Succumbs to Paralysis of Nerves. It is with a feeling of heartfelt re gret that we are called upon to chronicle the death of Miss Mildred Staples, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. I. Staples, who passed away on Sunday morning, April 23, at 7:15 o'clock. Her death was caused by cerebro spinal meningitis, from which she had suffered acutely since Thurs day, April 13, and, while nothing was left undone in an effort to bring about a cure, everything proved in vainGod had willed that she be taken from her loved ones on earth to the celestial realms on high. Mildred Staples was born in Prince ton on February 15, 1895, and at the time of her death was a pupil in the eighth grade of the public schools, ^here she was dearly beloved by her classmates and her teacher. She was of a quiet disposition and an excep tionally good and lovable girltoo good, indeed, for this world of sin and iniquity. She leaves a father, mother and grandfather who thought the world of her and are almost heart broken over her taking away. Two little sisters also survive her. While the whole community sincerely sym pathizes with the members of the family in their irreparable loss, con dolence is but small consolation where a loved one is forever removed from the household. Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north -wind breath And stars to set but all Thou hast all seasons for thine own O Death Funeral services were held at the family residence on Tuesday after noon at 2 o'clock and Rev. J. O. Fisher of the Congregational church, who officiated, delivered a very touch ing sermon. Three very impressive vocal selections were rendered by. a sextet consisting of Mrs. Cooney, Mrs. McMillan, Miss Rita Byers, Grover and Chas. Umbehocker and E. L. McMillan. Mrs. Soule accom panied them on the organ. The pretty white casket was embedded in beautiful flowers arranged by loving friends. In the funeral procession, which was a large one, the classmates of Mildred marched in advance of the hearse, while on each side of the vehicle walked the pallbearers Harold Caley, Gerald Petterson, George Small, Duran Jack, Robert Brown and Glen Ferrell. When the casket was lowered into the grave at Oak Knoll cemetery there were but few who were not overcome by their emotions. Even strong men wept when all that was mortal of this sweet girl, cut off in the bloom of youth, was consigned to Mother Earth. Boss E Jones On Monday, April 24, at 12:30 p. m., the sufferings of our fellow citizen, Ross E. Jones, came to an endhe passed to the other shore where suffer ing and sorrow abideth not. About two years ago Mr. Jones was stricken with paralysis of the nerves, and, notwithstanding the best medical skill was procured, his life could not be saved. On Thursday night of last week he became much worse and it was evident that the end was near. He lingered, however, until Monday morning, when he breathed his last. Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock funeral services were held at the fam ily residence. Rev. I. N. Goodell of the Methodist church officiated and delivered a very impressive sermon. Vocal selections were rendered by a quartet consisting of Mrs. L. S. Briggs, Mrs. C. A. Caley, Guy Ewing and Claude Briggs. Many people followed the remains to Oak Knoll cemetery, where they were interred, and the casket was covered with a profusion of floral offerings. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of the local Knights of Pythias lodge. Among those in attendance at the obsequies from out of town were four brothers of the deceasedJ. D. Jones of Lincoln, Neb. H. E. and J. J. Jones of Clay Center, Neb., and Will iam Jones of Bethany, Neb. Ross E. Jones was born in Wood stock, McHenry county, Illinois, on June 14, 1858, and when a small boy he came, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Jones, to Prineton. In 1864 the family settled on a farm at Battle Brook. At that place he passed his boyhood days and grew to manhooa. In 1876 he went to Nebraska, wheire he remained four years and then lje- turned. He was married May 20,1882, to J&ina M. Southard, oldest daughter of the late L. P. Southard. Shortly after he and his wife returned to Ne braska, where he engaged in business as a contractor and builder. In 1885, with his wife and family, he returned to 'Princeton, where he followed the same business until 1899, when he started a hardware, furniture and second-hand store. He had served on the village council and was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the order of United Workmen. He is sur vived by his wife and five children. The children are Mrs. O. M. Radeke, James L., Sidney R., Archie M. and Eldon R. Jones, all of Princeton. He also leaves five brothers, viz., V. E. Jones of Woodstock, 111. J. D. of Lincoln, Neb. H. E. and J. J. of Clay Center, Neb., and William of Bethany, Neb. Ross E. Jones was a good citizen who contributed his share toward enhancing the welfare of the village in which he lived, and he was a pa triot in the true sense of the word. Although not an old soldier, he al ways offered the services of his fife and drum band to the G. A. R. post upon Memorial day and occasions of like nature. He was a kind husband and father and a good neighbor whose taking away is to be regretted. An Old Printer Dead Charles Archer died of heart trouble in front of the Pease residence on Main street Sunday evening. He had ]ust left the revival service at the armory and, complaining of being short of breath, had leaned against the fence to rest. Some of the neighbors offered to assist him home but they had barely started when he sank to the ground, and before those about could carry him the few steps to his residence he was dead. Mr. Archer is survived by his wife, one daughter and one son. He had spent practical ly all his life in the newspaper busi ness and came to Anoka only a few years ago to spend his declining years.Anoka Herald. Death of Stephen Powell Stephen J. Powell, a pioneer resi dent of Anoka, died at his home in that city on April 20, aged 66 years. He was a veteran of the civil war and p^?tpated,lTrJjfa* folfotoing' battles: Mill Springs, Chickamauga, Look out Mountain, Mission Ridge, Al toona, and was with Sherman in his famous march to the sea. He is sur vived by his wife and two sons. Three Deaths Laid to Oil Three Minneapolis grocers are under arrest charged with selling oil that would ignite at a temperature be low 120 degrees Fahrenheit. All three admit selling oil that exploded and caused the death of three per sons. It is said that the cases against the retailers are only to bring out the name of the wholesaler, against whom it is proposed to begin action. Sidewalk Obstruction. The village council met on Tuesday evening in special session to consider the sidewalk obstruction matter which has been pending. The Mcllhargey Co. was granted permission to use three feet of the sidewalk for the dis play of articles in front of its store. Some time ago the Caley and Evens hardware companies were notified to remove all articles from the side walks, but it seems that the walks used by these firmsbeing on the sides of their storesare not much traveled and that the articles placed there have proved no inconvenience to the public. Mr. Caley claims the right by adverse possession to place whatsoever he likes on the north side of his store so long as he leaves suffi cient space for those who may oc casionally use the walk, and they are mostly customers on their way co his warehouse. On the north side of the Evens storea walk but seldom traveledat least six feet of the side walk is clear. Senior Class Entertainment Tonight, at the opera house, the senior class of the high school will give an entertainment for the purpose of securing funds to partially defray the expenses incumbent upon gradua tion exercises. An excellent program has been arranged for the occasion. The class should be accorded a gen erous patronage. A First-Class Attraction At the opera house tomorrow and Saturday evenings motion picture en tertainments will be presented and the programs will be first class in every particular. You cannot pass the evenings more enjoyable than at the picture show. Mrs. John Cnllen 111. Michael Mahoney received a tele gram from Seattle on Tuesday say ing that his daughter, Mrs. John Cul len, was dangerously ill and not ex pected to live. Mr. Mahoney left for the coast yesterday morning. AN EXCELLENT GAME Princeton and Cambridge Play a Nip and Tuck Game on Saturday at the Fair Grounds. Visitors Are However Defeated, After Skillful Playing on Both Sides, by Score of Six to Seven. The local baseball season was offi cially opened last Saturday at the fair grounds by the Cambridge and Princeton high school teams. The Princeton boys started cleaning up their schedule by taking the visitors into camp, the final count being 6 to 7 in favor of Princeton. Princeton took the lead in the early part of the game, and the visitors were never able to overcome this lead although they made a Garrison finish in the eighth and ninth innings, and started a rally that almost won them the game and sent tremors of doubt and fear chas ing each other up and down the spinal columns of the orange and black rooters. But the looals were out to win, and in the ninth inning, with the score 6 to 7, two out and a man no third base, tbey decided to close the deal, and Robideau sent the Cam bridge hopes of a victory glimmering by forcing the next batter to a little pop-up that was gathered in by R. Stay and then struck the next slugger out. It was all over then except the shouting. Cambridge made an officious be ginning and succeeded in getting a couple of runners on bases with no body out, but their bright prospects were nipped in the bud by a beauti fully executed double play by the Princeton infield. Princeton was blanked the first inning but got busy in the second inning and took the lead with a total of three runs. Robideau, Petterson and Briggs went complete ly around the circuit in this inning on a comedy of hits, errors and some long distance heaving by some of the Cambridge athletes. Cambridge did not score until the third inning, when they finally succeeded in getting a man home. Moody and Dahl whiffed .the atemosphere-but Qraa^i smote- ooe. on the nose and landed safe at. first. He then purloined second and third and scored on a biugle by Dahlgren. Princeton collected another run in the third. Berg hit safe and stole second,and Robideau scored him with a clean hit to right field. Angstman and Berg got on in the fifth, and be fore the side could be retired had crossed the plate, bringing Prince ton's total up to 6. In their half of the fourth Cambridge bunched hits on Robideau and succeeded in getting one more run. They repeated in the sixth and got another tally mark. At the beginning of the eighth inning the score stood 6 to 3 in favor of the locals and the crowd was beginning to lose interest in the one-sided contest. With one out Dahlgren got to first on an error and Chouinard renewed in terest in the game by cracking out a single. Starkey then proceeded to make things real interesting by lean ing against one of Cy's benders for a clean two bagger, scoring the two runners ahead of him and bringing the count up to 5 to 6 and consequent ly anybody's game. Princeton grew desperate at this juncture and retired the side without further damage. Robideau was first man up for Prince ton in their half of the eighth and evened up with Cambridge by slash ing out a three-base hit, the longest one of the game. C. Stay volunteered with a single, scoring Robideau, mak ing the count 5 to 7 in favor of the orange and black. Cambridge came right back in the first half of the ninth and got another score, and almost some more before they could be sent down and out for the final count. Score by innings: Princeton 03102001 x7 Cambridge. 00110102 16 Notes. The day was ideal for baseball and a good sized crowd turned out to en joy the opening of the season. G. H. Pennison was slated to make a speech and to hurl the first ball but was called away by business at the last minute, so Frank Goulding had to be substituted in his place and Frank proved to be some speechmaker too. In fact he liked the job so well that he continued his gabfest throughout the game, although most of his later re marks were addressed to the 'umps and the Cambridge athletes who had the misfortune to make a slip when Frank was looking their way. Princeton displayed some first-class fielding and hit the ball more con sistently then did their rivals. Um behocker and Robideau headed the bunch in the hitting stunt. The Princeton team is rounding into shape HfSTOR VOLUME XXXY. NO. 18 in great style for this early in the season and should worry any team that they go up against in this part of the state this spring. There are, however, a few rough places to be smoothed out and a few polishing touches to be put on before the team can reach its best stride. Lester Mallette pulled off the um piring stunt in big league fashion and gave both sides just what they were entitled to and nothing more. Next Saturday the Princeton team journeys to Milaca to try conclusions with their old rivals from that place. This will be a hotly-contested game as these two teams always fight it out to the last ditch in every athletic contes in which they meet each other. County Board Meets. The board of county commissioners was in session on Tuesday and Wed nesday and among the business dis posed of was the following: A committee from the town of Milo asked for county and state aid to assist in building a steel bridge across Estes Brook in section 36, township of Milo. The matter was laid over in order to give the board time to make further inquiries. S. M. Orton was allowed $25 for gravel removed in error from his land adjoining the county gravel pit. O. S. Swennes, O. H. Uglem and Dr. G. H. Caley were appointed a county board of health. Commissioner Cater was appointed a committee to see that the Ray Leach children are committed to the state orphan asylum if such measure is found necessary. Eight individual school petitions asking to be set off from distriots de scribed in them were presented to the board and a hearing set for June 14. A motion prevailed granting Mrs. Mary Ecklund $3.50 per week for the care of the Ray Leach baby. The plat of the resurvey of section 26, town of Milo, was approved and ordered filed. Two orders of assessment were con firmed by the board, one in section 10, Greenbush, and the other in section 22, Milo. The petition, presented at the last meeting, praying for a redistricting -of the qounty iato five new -uom missioner districts was rejected by a unanimous vote. A resolution was passed to the effect that the county board enter into negotiations with the state for a loan of $34,000 with which to take up the floating indebtedness of the county, excepting the ditch warrants, as pro vided by Chapter 375, General Laws of 1911. The board appointed itself a com mittee of the whole on the poor farm propostiion to look over available tracts, secure prices of same, etc. A Telepathic Shock. Senator Tillman of South Carolina has the prize tenderfoot story of the year. In the South it is a proverb that a negro's head is hard enough to break a mule's leg if the mule is foolish enough to kick it. If he does kick it his leg is broken, the family binds a paling to it, and he is of no further value as a beast of burden. One afternoon a negro girl, aged about 15, was walking up the road with difficulty, as her feet were bound up in immense rolls of cloth. Her hair on the top of her head seemed to be a little mussed up. "Whut de mattah wif you?" one of her acquaintances inquired. "Mah foots is so'e," she explained. "Pap hit me on de haid wif his ax, an I wuz standin' on some ole iron." Popular Magazine. A Cheap Cynic, Champ Clark, at a banquet in Wash ington, defended the honesty of Amer ican politics. "It is cheap cynicism,"he said, "nothing but cheap cynicism, to talk like Binks. 'Do you think it follows,' a friend said to Binks, "that because a man is a politician he is a liar?' 'Oh, no,' Binks retorted: 'but un less a man was an expert liar I don't think he could be called much of a politician.' Fire at Williams' 'Warehouse. There was a fire at Williams' potato warehouse, south of the depot, near the railroad track, early Friday morning, but luckily the fire depart ment extinguished the flames before much damage resulted. The fire started in a lot of manure on the east side and communicated with the ware house, running up the siding to the roof. There is a possibility that it originated from a spark'from a loco motive. Woman's Ways. A woman who can't tell you what the text of the sermon was can de scribe every gown that was in the church.'New York Press.