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ADDRESSJ O CLASS Rev. J. P. Levings Delivers Baccalau- reate Sermon to High School Graduating Class of 'n. A Masterful Discourse Which Was Listened to by a Large and Appreciative Audience. Rev. Father Levings of St. Ed ward's Catholic church, in his par ticularly attractive style of rendition, delivered the baccalaureatte sermon to the Princeton high school gradual mg class on Sunday evening. Many people were there to listen to the ex cellent discourse and, it is unneces sary to state, the sermon was duly appreciated, both by the graduating class and people of mature years. It was an address from which all could derive benefit if they but followed the advice of the speaker. The musical numbers, consisting of vocal selec tions by a quartet consisting of Mes dames Caley and Briggs and Messrs. Ewing and Briggs, a violin duet by Donald Marshall and Herbert Fisher, and selections by the high school or chestra, were rendered in excellent manner. There was a scripture read ing by Rev. Fisher, and Rev. Goodell offered a prayer and pro nounced the benediction. Decora tions of flowers and foliage, inter mingled with the class colors, pro duced a very enchanting effect. Father Levings' address was as fol lows Theme: To aviod shipwreck on life's voyage. Text: "The rowers have brought thee into great waters the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas." Ezekiel XXXVII, 26. In the chapter from which this text is taken the pleasure-loving city of Tyre is compared to a ship. At first splendid, proud, gallant, and then dismantled, struggling, lost ''broken by the seas in the depths of the waters." The contrast between the two condi tions of the ship is no greater than that we often meet in human life. Multitudes of young men and women are leaving our schools and coJeges these days. They are making a fair start upon their voyage of life, with every prospect of success. They have talent, energy, health and friends apparently the winds are favrable, the sea smooth no clouds fleck their horizon. But as time passes one sees them drifting from the shore out into the deep, dark toubled whirlpool and destruction, the talents have been squandered, the advantages wasted, the career blasted, the soul, perhaps, all but wrecked. In the text the wreck appears to have been attributable to "the rowers." Who are these rowers? We may, in the first place, regard them as one's companions. Our com panions exercise a vast influence over us, unconscious though it may be. Our nature is social. We form friendships, and then we are swayed by them. It is very difficult to stand out against the current and the tide. A group of school boys together will engage in follies and ugly doings which no one of their number would think of committing alone. The cry is, "Be a man'" and the poor weakling, with blinded eyes and his false conception of manliness, plays "the fool." One cunning knave among hard worked clerks or hard pressed labor ers will entangle them in the mesh of dishonest schemes and clever lies. An idle set of fast young men can conceive crimes, lay plans, perform deeds which not one of them could work out by himself, which will cast humiliation upon a whole community and wreck the lives of all concerned. If you make companions of the de praved you wijl end in being de praved, "cum electo electus eris et cum perverso pervert eris." Again, the "rowers" may be re garded as a man's own appetites. And, to control our wayward, wan dering spirit, God plants in the midst of our soul the spirit of truth, to steer our course amid the storms of life, as the compass guides the bark through a dark, tempestuous ocean: I will not leave you orphans, but will send you the Paraclete, and when He, the spirit of truth is come, He will teach you all truth." St. Paul says, "The Spirit Himself giveth testimony to our spirit, but we are the children of God and if children, heirs also heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ." What dignity can be compared to this? You will hear persons boasting of their ancestry. They will glory in being the descendants of kings, and emperors, and illustrious men. How much more glorious for you to have, with the saints, one common Father, who is God. Like little chil dren who run with confidence to their earthly parent, you can rush in spirit into the arms of your Father, and say to Him: "Our Father who art in Heaven." I said you are children of God and heirs to His kingdom. Where there is so much honor and dignity, and so grand a prospective inheritance, there must be corresponding obliga tion. Children of God, be careful not to lose your heavenly inheritance by dishonoring your Lord. Royal chil dren of a royal Father, let your bow be encircled by a halo of royal virtues. It is customary for students who have been attending schools and academies to return home during the summer vacation, or during the Christmas or Easter holidays, when they will recount to their father their trials and triumphs in the field of literature, and express to him their gratitude for the education they re ceived. They will gladly listen to his counsel, and will sit once more with joy at the family table. We all are, or we ought to be, pupils in the school of Christ, prepar ing ourselves during this life of pro bation to receive a diploma of sancti ty which will admit us to the kingdom of heaven. Our heavenly Father in vites us to return to His house at cer tain times, particularly on the Lord's day, that we may lay before Him our trials, temptations and afflictions, that we may again listen to His voice and receive His paternal counsel, and above all, that we might express our gratitude of Him for the signal bessings He has bestowed upon us. Hasten hither on Sundays with as much eagerness as children return to the paternal roof. We are christians, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ. Never dis honor your elder Brother. Never consent to any deed or thought of which He would be ashamed. Our Lord gives us the test of true brother hood: "He that doeth the will of My Father who is in Heaven, he is My brother and sister." Who can say that he has not heard the voice of conscience, whispering to his soul telling his right from wrong, whether he is christian or infidel, Jew or gen tile, civilized or savage, learned or unlearned? Therefore, let conscience be your guiding star, and you will find that it is not in the power of the world, the devil and the flesh to steer you from your course. In a few days, my young friends, you will bid farewell to your kind hearted teachers and instructors and launch out on the voyage of life. Now every vessel, whether driven by steam or propelled by banks of oars, carries a flag. Do you know what a flag is? It is a symbol of promise. The first lair flag that was floated against the sky had in it the seven primary colors of the rainbow. It was the rainbowa flag of stripes. It said, "The world will never again be destroyed by water." The next great flag was the cross on the clouds seen by Constantino. Around it were the words, "In Hoc Signo Vinces." "By this sign thou shalt conquer." The promise was fulfilled. But your class colors, crimson and white, what do they signify? The crimson stands for the deep red blood that welled up out of the five wounds of Christ when He died for us on Cal vary. The white is for the high ideals and noble pruposes of the class of 1911as high as any on earth it stands for your determination that by your blameless, honest, upright lives you will do your share to make this countrywhat God and our fathers meant it to beGod's country. "Thou too sail on, etc." In conclusion, my dear young friends, let me ask of you to take these few thoughts home with you, let them sink deep into your pure young hearts remember, if we wish to keep a straight course in our voyage of life we must carry with us a compass, viz., our conscience a chart, via., the decalogue and Christ Himself for our pilot. Then we are safe from ship wreck till we cast anchor on the beautiful shores of eternity. Amen. An Ill-Fated Warehouse. On Saturday morning the fire fiend managed to insinuate itself into S. W. Williams' warehouse again and, as a consequence, Ed Saxon is out the value of a car of potatoes, upon which he had no insurance. It was only upon the day previous that he purchased the potatoes. The prompt arrival of the fire department and the quick extinguishment of the flames prevented more damage to the ware house. Mystery surrounds the origin of the fire. DECISIONJEVERSED Attorney General Holds that Village Council Must Care for AH the Village Indebtedness. He Also Intimated that Council Could Grant Franchise to an Outside Company to Erect Plant. As expected, the attorney general has practically reversed the decision of one of his subordinates in answer to a series of questions propounded to him by Mr. Charles A. Dickey with reference to the powers and duties of the village council and the light and water commission of this village. The attorney general practically holds that, regardless of the receipts of the water and light plant the vil lage council must provide means for the payment of all floating and bonded indebtedness and all warrants legitimately issued by the commission. This was the real question at issue. The attorney general also intimated that he would hold that the village council could grant a franchise to an outside company to establish and maintain an electric plant in opposi tion to the municipal-owned plant. We doubt whether the supreme,, court would sustain that part of the de cision if the question should ever be submitted to that tribunal. The attorney general also intimated that the best thing the village could do would be to negotiate a loan from the state at four per cent and fund its floating indebtdeness. There would be no objection to that provided the village would keep out of debt and not impose any further direct taxesthe state would see to the interest and principal on state loans. The Union will give the decision in full in its next issue. The hearing was held before At torney General Simpson and all of his deputies save one. There was present from this village the entire village council, the water and light commission, Dr. T. L. Armitage, G. A. Eaton, Charles A. Dickey, E. L. McMillan and Chas. Keith. Ex-At torney General Young appeared as counsel for the village council. htill a Trifle Stltt Henry Newbert is still a trifle stiff in that portion of his physical struc ture where his waist ought to be. He says it takes a tremendous impact to make a man of his weight glance into the air like a rubber ball, but that automobile-telephone-post collision accomplished that very thing. "Tom Caley saw the collision coming," says Henry, "and hung onto the sides like grim death. Hence he merely suffered a slight injury to his knee. Had he been dumped into the ditch like I was he would not have lived to tell the talehis remains would have been gathered up in fragments. There isn't much agility about Tomhe is too old and stiff to stand the experi ence I went through." Ogilvie Young People Wed. Yesterday at high noon, in St. Ed ward's Catholic church, Rev. J. P. Levings conducted the ceremony which made Geo. M. Ward and Grace E. Bongaarts, both of Ogilvie, man and wife. Henry H. Bongaarts was best man and Olive E. Gordon brides maid. The bride and bridesmaid were both gowned in white material and carried bouquets of carnations. Directly after the ceremony the bridal party repaired to Joseph Pay ette's studio, where photographs were taken, and the happy young people returned to Ogilvie on the evening train. "A True Kentuckion." A comedy-drama in four acts en titled "A True Kentuckian" will be presented at Brands' opera house on the evening of Tuesday, May 30. It is a true story of life in the Kentucky mountains and some of the scenes are thrilling, such as the great feud and raid on the moonshiners. A moon shine still in the mountains is shown in full operation and there are three vaudeville scenes. The show come* highly recommended, the press notices" being especially good. Tickets 25, 35 and 50 cents. There will be picture shows tomor row and Saturday evenings. Take Warning. It having come to my notice that certain persons, known to me, have circulated reports that my cows are in a diseased condition, and that my dairy is unsanitary, I hereby give warning that unless such untrue state ments cease to be circulated I shall prosecute the malicious falsifiers. Any person can at any time inspect my cows and barnthey will be wel come PRINCETON, MILLE IACS COUNTt, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1911. Henry ArnhoM, Itc Princeton Dairy Farmr MEMORIALJERVICES Befitting Exercises Will Be Held in Honor of Dead Heroes at Fair Grounds Next Tuesday. Rev, J. L. O'Connor Will Deliver He- morial Sermon at St. Edward's Church Sunday Morning. Men, women and children of this great nation, and Americans living across the seas, will on Tuesday next pay tribute to their soldier deadthey will honor the memory of the heroes who responded to Abraham Lincoln's call when the bulwarks of the country were threatened. Tuesday is Memori al daythat one day of the year rightly set apart for decorating the graves of those who have fought and died for their country's sake with %lossoms and foliage which the glori ous springtime makes possible. It is a day of national mourninga day that appeals to the reverential quali ties of all patriotic Americans. It is not a day of rejoicing, a day for en gaging in field sports and other pastimes of a frivolous nature. Let every one bear this in mindlet them consider the significance of the day and observe it in paying due respect to the memory of their soldier dead. "This year the citizens' committee, in conjunction with the committee of the Grand Army post, has made more perfect arrangements for the proper observance of the day than upon any previous occasion of like nature. There will be an ample number of automobiles at the disposal of the veterans to convey them to and from the |air grounds and the cemetery, and,an excellent program of exercises has-been prepared. The fair grounds were^ chosen by the joint committee for the observance of the day for the reason that a greater opportunity will be given the multitude to participate. In the event of inclement weather, however, the exercises will be held in the Methodist church. The program is as follows: PROGRAM Selection Orchestra SOT ^borus unoir Invocation Rev I N Goodell Vocal Solo Selection Male Quartet Address E McMillan Song Chorus Choir Lincoln Gettysburg Adaress Herbert Fisher Song, "America Audience Benediction Rev O Fisher Selection Orchestra The formation of the columr, which will start from Thos. Caley's resi dence at 2 p. HI.,will be as follows: Drum Corps Citizens' Band Company G, M. N. G. Wallace T. Rines Post, G. A. R. School Children Civic Societies Citizens on Foot Citizens in Carriages Following the Memorial day ser vices at the fair grounds the column will reform and proceed to Oak Knoll cemetery, where the bright flowers of the springtime will be strewn by the old soldiers upon the graves of their comrades who bravely fought for our country. Memorial Day Notices All members of Wallace T. Rines Post, No. 142, and all honorably dis charged soldiers, are requested to meet at the Grand Army hallT. H. Caley's residenceat 1:30 p. m., on Tuesday, May 30. From there they will march to the fair grounds to attend Memorial day exercises, fol lowing which the column will reform and proceed to the cemetery, where Grand Army services will be held. F. A. Lowell, Commander. A. Z. Norton, Adjutant. Members of the post will meet at their hall on Sunday morning, May 28, at 10 o'clock and members of the Women's Relief association at F. M. Campbell's at 10:15, to attend Memo rial services at St. Edward's church, where Rev. Father O'Connor will de liver the sermon. The citizens' committeeMessrs. Robt. H. King, A. E. Allen and L. C. Hummelwill furnish, upon applica tion, dinner tickets for old soldiers and their wives on Memorial day. Improve the Roads In the Outskirts. The village council has acted wisely in appropriating $800 for the im provement of village streets. The Union would suggest that the village road authorities should immediately proceed to supplement the work the town is doing by graveling the stretch of road between the East Branch bridge and the foot of the hill that the town authorities have put in such fine condition, also the stretch between the East and West Branch bridges. The farmers would appreciate this, as many of them have requested the Union to make this suggestion. Doubtless some gravel can be ob tained from the bed of the river, but the top-dressing should be of clay gravel. Clay gravel can be obtained in the east end of Princeton township and good loads can be hauled when the work on the Germany road is completed. Another stretch of road within the village limits that demands immediate attention Is the one leading to the cemeterythe road and streets from the northwest corner of Oak Knoll cemetery to the depot. This is next in importance to the Germany road. Greenbush, Milo and Glendorado farmers travel this road to get to town. The street leading north from the West Branch bridge to the village limits should be given a coating of straw at least later on when straw can be had in the meantime that part of the street from the Millett corner to the bridge could be improved with coal ashes, gravel or even claythe latter ingredient properly mixed with the sand. Still another piece of road that should not be overlooked is the one leading southeast to Baldwin and Spencer Brook. A couple of hun dred dollars,properly expended, would work a wondrous change on this piece of important highway. If $200 could be judiciously ex pended on each of the four avenues of trade above mentioned great good would result to the village. Princeton is a farmers' town it is dependent upon the farmers for its prosperity. Let us give the farmers decent roads within the village limits over which to haul their produce to market and to come here to do their trading. Death of Mrs Joseph Brueckner Mrs. Joseph Brueckner of Green lake, Wyanett township, died at the Northwestern hospital on Sunday evening from inflammation of the bowels. She had been suffering from an internal tumor for some time and on Tuesday of last week Dr. Cooney advised an immediate re moval to the hospital. She was not, however, brought to that institution until Sunday mornine, and then it was too late to save ber life. She was 46 years of age. The body was embalmed by Under taker George Ross and, accompanied by Mr. Brueckner and George Bielke, was taken to St. Paul on Monday morning for interment. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Miller, and the burial was in the German Lutheran cemetery. Mrs. Brueckner was born in Ger many and came to the United States when a mere girl. She was twice married, her second husband being Joseph Brueckner, who survives her. She also leaves a son, George Bielke of Wyanett, and three daughters, Mrs. Chas. H. Miller, St. Paul Mrs. Theodore Grahn, Minneapolis and Elsie Brueckner, Wyanett. Mrs. Brueckner had lived at Green lake about two years, and during that time she had endeared herself to her neighbors and all who came in con tact with her. She was a true chris tian, possessed a kindly disposition, and the many friends which she made during her residence in Wyanett will long revere her memory. An Old Resident of Isle Dead J. P. Haggberg, one of the best known men in the lake country, died on May 17, at his home in Isle Har bor. He was 76 years of age. On March 1 Mr. Haggberg had a portion of one of his legs amputated at the Northwestern hospital in conse quence of a gangrenous affection and, being advanced in years, he never fully recovered from the shock. He was a fine old gentleman, respected by every one who knew him. Appropriate $800 for Street Purposes The village council met in special session on Friday evening to consider the matter of street improvement and, after fully discussing the matter, it was decided to appropriate $800 for the purpose. A committee consisting of President Pennison and Council man Wheeler~ was-'-appointed to" act jointly with Street Commissioner Post in designating where the street im provements shall'B&Tcnade and deter mining the nature of such improve ments. Colonists Arrive at Onamia. Seventy-four colonistsmen, women and childrenfrom Holland, reached Onamia last week and have located between that place and Vineland, where 10 houses had been built for them and part of the land cleared by the Catholic Colonization society. They are sturdy, thrifty settlers, and the people of the lake country owe the society a debt of gratitude for bring ing in immigrants of so desirable a class. VOLUME XXXY. NO. 22 LEND A JAND NOW Splendid Work Being Done on the Germany RoadMore Volun- teer Labor Needed Now. It is Hoped Twenty Teams, Properly Manned, Will Be on the Job Saturday and Monday. Under the personal supervision of Mr. W. T. Kerr splendid work is be ing done on the Germany road. The long sandy hill, which commences at the village limits, will no longer be a terror to teamsters and automobilists it has been rendered as hard and solid as a macadamized road. All that is needed now to complete work on the hill is a trimming of clay along the edges to keep the rock in place. With very little care this hill road will remain in excellent condi tion for many years. The hill was the hardest part of the road to repair, and from now on the work will pro gress more rapidly. Supervisor Schmidt manages to keep eight or ten teams hauling rock besides manning the big road-roller and keeping a grading crew at work. Mr. Schmidt is deserving of credit for the energy he displays in pushing things. Neither the town or village had a road roller. Mr. Kerr said he could not do a good job without a roller. While walking around town he espied an old boiler lying in the Swedish Lutheran church yard. Rev. Lund quist told Mr. Kerr he could have it. Mr. Kerr had the old boiler filled with rock and cement and a frame made for it. Result: a good serviceable 8,000 pound roller at a trifling ex pense. The roller does as good work as one that would cost several hun dred dollars. If Mr. Kerr can't get the proper machinery for road build ing he manufactures it. No wonder the highway commission considers him a valuable man. As remarked last week it is not to be expected that the town of Princeton can stand all the expense of improv ing this road. The people directly interested must lend a hand. Several business men of the village have al ready furnished teams for a day's hauling. But there must be more vol unteer work. Every business man in the village should help and the farm ers who haul their produce over that road should come to the front. There should be no holding back. Let each one do his share. Don't talk about it. Do it now. At least 20 teams are wanted for Saturday and Monday. The men and teams should be forth coming. Turn out, Saturday and Monday. His Suffering Ends Bryan Gennow, aged 14 years, son of Mrs. Catherine Gennow of Green bush, died on Monday night at 9 o'clock from the effects of a shot from a 22-caliber rifle which he received accidentally over a year ago. The boy had been a great sufferer and his mother spared no expense in pro curing the best advice possible in an endeavor to save his life, but he gradually grew worse and became weaker and weaker until the end came. Funeral services were conducted yestreday afternoon by Rev. I. N. Goodell from the Greenbush Metho dist church, a quartet consisting of Mrs. C. A. Caley, Mrs. Briggs, Guy Ewing and Claude Briggs rendering vocal selections at the obsequies. Miss Verna Townsend was the organist. The boy is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Gennow, stepfather two brothers, McKinley and Orvid, and three sisters, Mabel, Irene and an infant sister. An Appeal for Funds Following the sermon at the Metho dist church on Sunday morning Rev. Goodell called the attention of the congregation to the fact that a mortgage of $500 still remained un paid on the building and appealed for funds to liquidate the incumbrance. "As ajsultj&300 was promised$100 by-the Lad4es''Aid,*9oeiety^kd^2.00 by members of the congregation. The Ladies' Aid society is very anxious that this mortgage shall be con signed to the stove, and its members have certainly done their share towards bringing about the desired end. It is sincerely hoped that suffi cient funds will be forthcoming within a short time to clear the church of all indebtedness. The Real Thing In Moving Pictures. True to life are the moving picture exhibitions at Brands' opera house. Go to the show tomorrow and Satur day evenings and see for yourselves. The very latest subjects will then be presentedsubjects that will interest and amuse you.