7fQ Farm Fireside.
Gleanings by Our Country
Some fields of potatoes are entirely
killed with blight.
Miss Kate Myers of Winona is
visiting Miss Ethel Clough.
J. E. Chapman went to Minneapolis
on business last week. He returned
Work is at a standstill on the ditch
at Kelly lake, as there is not sufficient
water to proceed.
G. McKenney started his threshing
machine on Mondayhe threshed for
Ray Smith and Lisle Morton.
The Christian Sunday school held
its annual picnic last Wednesday near
Mr. Scanlan's, on the river bank.
The Misses Laura and Ada King
went to Minneapolis last week, where
they have secured employment. They
will remain indefinitely.
Mr. Wyman and family of Minne
apolis came up in their auto last
Saturday to spend a few days at John
Chapman's. Mrs. Wyman is a sister
of Mrs. Chapman.
WEST SPENCER BROOK.
H. W. Prescott went to Princeton on
The dance at the Brook was well
Wm. Stark has been helping Jim
McKenzie stack grain.
Guy McKenney is threshing for
Lisle Morton. The grain is fair.
Grain stacking is nearly finished
lots of straw but not much grain.
Ernest Ellingwood and daughter
went to Princteon last Thursday.
O. Moody and family spent Sunday
with their daughter, Mrs. Al Baxter.
Mrs. Ernest Ellingwood
Saturady afternoon with
The threshing machines are getting
busy. You can hear the whistle in
Miss Grace Dunn of Princeton
spent a day last week with Mr. and
Mrs. James McKenzie.
E. Shiever of Milaca spent Thurs
day with the Williams family and re
turned home on Friday. Miss Hilda
Larson went with him.
DISTRICT NO. 24.
A. Gustafson has erected a new
windmill on his farm.
George Lundstrom of St. Paul is
spending the summer at the home of
William Ottare and Miss Ida Erick
son attended a meeting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Bye last Tuesday night.
Al Anderson was a pleasant caller
in this locality on Sunday. He re
turned to his home in Duluth on Mon
Lillian E. Gustafson and Gertrude
Orne spent Friday afternoon picking
grapes and choke cherries in the
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Eklund of St.
Paul visited at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. J. Saterstrom from Friday to
The Wild Tigers and the Wild Wests
had an exciting ball game last Sun
day on the grounds at Gustafson's.
The score was 19 to 20 in favor of the
The Three Corners team drove over
to the Wyanett ball grounds on Sun
day, where it played the Dalbo nine
and was defeated by a score of 10 to 5.
Miss Eva Olson spent Friday night
at the home of her friend, Lillian
Gustafson, and the latter accom
panied her home and remained until
sorry to hear We are sorry to hear that Mrs.
Henry Murphy is ill.
Mark Keller of St. Paul is visiting
his cousin, Mike Keller.
Campbell Bros, did some thresh
ing for the farmers this week.
Midlred, Hazel and Glen Way
visited at the Esler home on Thurday.
Anthony Doll of Minneapolis is
spending a few days with Clarence
Rev. Larson of Princeton was seen
driving through this neighborhood
Wm. Hannay and family and Henry
Young and family spent Sunday at
A few from this vicinity attended
the dance at Spencer Brook on Fri
Wm. Hannay played for the dance
at Frank Schilling's in Germany last
Mr. and Mrs. John Olsen are visit
ing relatives and friends in St. Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Johnson and
daughter, Mildred, spent Sunday at
the McCracken home.
Beth Fox spent a few days this week
with Pearl McCracken. We were all
glad to see Beth's smiling face.
Mrs. O. A. Dorff and daughter,
Mrs. Holen, of Minneapolis called at
the Ben Johnson home one day this
Miss Iva McCracken visited friends
in Bogus Brook this week. Iva
taught the Bogus Brook school last
The many friends of Mrs. Henry
Hamilton are sorry to hear that she
has a very severe attack of rheuma
Quite a large crowd attended the
services held in the Judkins' school
house. Rev. Fisher preached an im
Mrs. T. Holen and daughter, Mae,
have returned to their home in Minne
apolis after a week's visit with Mrs.
Holen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lane and fami
ly, Mr. and Mrs. South, Mrs. Stewart
and Miss Stewart spent Saturday
evening with Henry Young and
We, the members of the Sunday
school of district 10, wish more of the
young people would turn out. We are
sure that your time would not be
wasted in attending.
Grain is nearly all stacked and the
farmers are waiting for a machine to
come and commence threshing. There
is quite a bit of grain to be threshed
in this vicinity this year.
Mr. Trunk and family entertained
on Sunday the following: Mrs. O. A.
Dorff and family, Mrs. T. Holen and
baby, Henry Olsen, Jasper Pierson,
Anthony Doll, Jenny and Millie Way.
George E. Stone has returned from
Spokane, Wash. He has been in the
west for several years and will now
spend the remainder of the summer
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
The Princeton State bank makes
farm loans at the lowest rate. No de
lay, money ready soon as papers are
Miss Etta Olson went to Minne
apolis on Saturday.
Herbert Lindberg of Duluth is visit
ing at A. N. Holm's.
Emanuel Lundgren made a trip to
Cambridge last Sunday.
Misses Elvina and Annie Holm
visited at H. Hanson's one day last
Miss Emma Berg is spending this
week with Miss Anna Sjoblom in
Miss Esther Lindell called at L.
Berg's on Sunday and returned home
Don't forget to attend the Sewing
society meeting at C. Westling's store
The boys who attended the dance at
Frank Schilling's report a good time.
They returned to their homes at noon
Miss Matilda Young of Blomford
spent Sunday and Monday with her
cousin, Agnes Hanson. She went
home on Tuesday.
The Dalbo young people picnicked
at Green lake last Sunday. The ball
game between Dalbo and Three
Corners favored Dalbo by the score
of 5 to 10.
Mrs. L. Kempton and daughter
called on Mrs. Smiley Sunday.
Arthur Nystedt and Frank Smiley
have gone to Sauk Rapids to work.
Mr. and Mrs. Chase of Foreston
drove down and attended church in
the school house on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Salee drove to
Foley on Sunday to visit Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Lease and family.
The Farmers' Co-operative Cream
ery association of Pease is building a
house for their buttermaker, F. H.
The Young Peoples' society of dis
trict 9 will meet at L. Kempton's on
Saturday evening, August 26. All
Guy Ewing, our genial county
superintendent of schools, was a
caller at the Kempton home on Sun
day. Sheriff Shockley drove him up
in his auto.
Rev. Wm. Francis and Rev. W. H.
Orrock preached to a large congrega
tion in the school house on Sunday
afternoon. Mrs. Francis accom
panied her husband.
The Sunday school in district 9 will
have a picnic on Wednesday, August
23. The place chosen is on the east
bank of Rum river, at what is known
as the Milo bridge, across the river
from Mr. Atkinson's place. Every
body come and bring a basket, and
please don't forget to have sometihng
good to eat in it.
Prof. Fenenga, president of the
Northland academy of Ashland, Wis.,
addressed a large audience in the
school house of district 9 last Sunday
evening, choosing for his topic, "Am
I My Brother's Keeper?" The sub
ject was ably handled and showed
how we leave our mark and im
pression upon the lives and character
of those with whom we come in con
tact. We hope to have the pleasure
of listening to Prof. Fenenga again at
some future time.
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FOUR IN OLD PERU.
The Mystic Number About Which Cen
tered Al! Their Beliefs.
The Peruvians cared nothing for any
of the supposed mystic properties of
either three, five or seven. To them
the four was sacred, and around it
they intwmed the main features of
all their leligious ceremonies and
queer beliefs. They believed the earth
to be a square divided into four parts
and suspended from the heavens by
four cordis, one at each of the four
corners. All of their cities were quar
tered by four principal streets running
from a square in the center. They
held four annual feasts in honor of
the moon, the "silver sister of the
To them eternity was to be divided
into four periods of time, each com
posed of four times 4,000 years, and at
the end of each of these cycles the sun
was to be blotted out of existence. They
prayed to the four winds, or to "ye
gods that dwell at the four corners of
the earth." To them the rains came
from four enormous heavenly turtles
that vomited dampness, and the four
winds from the lungs of the four gi
gantic caryatids which stand at the
four cardinal points of paradise. The
above are but a small portion of the
fours alluded to in the legends of the
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, AUGUST IT, 1911.
OLD SAMOAN MATS.
Precious Heirlooms That Are Treas
ured by the Natives.
Among the curious customs of the
Samoans is that ot making heirlooms
of mats. By some simple process of
reasoning the mat has come to be iden
tified with the family, as the hearth
stone is traditionally sacred among the
The Samoan mats are really fine
specimens of art. The people esteem
them much more highly than any ar
ticle of European manufacture, and
the older they are the more they are
regarded. Some of them have names
known all over the Samoan group.
The oldest is called Moe-e Fui-Fui, or
"The man that slept among the creep-
ers." It got this title by reason of the
fact that it had been hidden away for
years amoag the creeping convolvulus
that grows wild along the seashore. It
is known to be 200 years old. as the
names of its owners during that pe
riod can be traced.
The possession of one of these old
mats gives the owner great powerin
fact, it is a title deed to rank and prop
erty, from the Samoan standpoint, says
Harpers Weekly. It is no matter if
the mats are tattered and worn out.
Their antiquity is their value, and for
some of the most cherished of them
large sums of money would be refused.
A Bitter Controversy.
The Shakespeare-Bacon controversy
formed the subject of debate at a well
known theatrical school not long ago
On both sides the orators were would
be actresses, and pro and con the dis
cussion was feminine and furious. It
seemed at first that the ardent par
tisanship of the fair opponents would
preclude the possibility of harmonious
conclusion. But the last speaker, in
the nervousness of her first public
speech, suggested common ground.
"Ladies," she said, speaking rapidly,
"I think there has been much misap
prehension as to the real truth of the
Baconian theory. I stand ready to
show that the great plays we know
so well were written not by Shake
speare or by Bacon, but by Bacon and
Shakespeare in collision!"
Amid laughter and applause the de
bate was declared a tie.New York
To economical minds there must be a
certain waste implied in the making
ot a new crown tor every queen. Yet
this has been the rule. Queen Alexan
dra and Queen Victoria both Had
crowns made for them, and it was
Queen Adelaide who was the tirst to
rebel against a hired crown "1 will
not wear a hired crown." she said to
the minister who was discussing the
matter with her "Do you think it
right I should?" "Madam, the late
king (George IV.) wore one." "Well, I
will not. 1 do not like it 1 ha\e
jewels enough to make one for mv-
self." "In that case." interposed the
king, "they will have to pay tor the
setting." "No. no." replied Adelaide
"1 will pay for it all myself." And
this was the course adopted.London
One Cell Animals.
Only one cell animals which have no
differentiation are immortal and nev
er grow old. Physical immortality,
deathless youth, is possible, but you
must be an infusorian or a yeast plant
to attain it, and one wouldn't even be
a clam or a jellyfish for the price.
The process has no limits any more
than it has beginnings. Life is just
that, one-third dying that two-thirds
may live, whether it be the single cell
or the body.Dr Woods Hutchinson in
"Tough luck Jipson had."
"In order to keep his cook he told
her she might have the use of his
touring car two afternoons a week."
"Yesterday she eloped with the
Taking Him Up.
Policeman You've been begging.
Now, you just accompany me. Organ
GrinderWith pleasure, sir. What
song would you like?Pele Mele.
An act of yours is not simply the
thing you do, but it is also the way you
do itWendell Phillips.
Still More Congressmen.
The passage of the reapportionment
bill assures an increase of forty-two
members in the lower house of con
gress. This will bring the number of
representatives in the Sixty-third con
gress up to 433. which may be called
quite a sizable house. Some states
get no additional members, many get
but one each, while the delegations
from several states will be considera
bly enlarged. Under the new deal
New York state will have six new
members. California three and New
Jersey. New Hampshire, Texas and
Washington two each
The reapportionment, of course, is
based upon the population increase.
While from some quarters there was
opposition to any enlargement of the
lower house, the reapportionment was
inevitable. The present house of 391
members is sometimes called an un
wieldy body, and with forty-two more
men sitting it will be considerably
more so, but what's the use to worry?
After all, one speaker in the chair
will be able to keep a fair degree of
order and maintain the dignity of leg
islation. Perhaps he will require a
heavier gavel, but in that case no
doubt one of the new congressmen
Till be pleased to present him with
Congressmen now receive a salary of
$7,500 a year, with trimmings that in
clude mileage, clerk hire, free office
rent in Washington, free stationery
and other trifles. It would appear that
a congressman should be able to live
tidily on this income, yet Representa
tive Riordan of New York testified the
other day that he has had no bank ac
count for eight years and his living ex
penses eat up all his salary.
A member of the national house of
representatives enjoys many privileges
other than his pay. He is accounted,
as a rule, "the big man" of his home
district, whatever he may or may not
be in Washington. Moreover, in times
of high cost of living he can cast a
vote for the increase of his own salary.
The addition of 50 per cent a few years
ago no doubt goes far toward keeping
away the wolf.
Should an injunction be granted
against the publication of Nat Good
win's book of wives the cause of matri
mony will not suffer.
History worth making was made
when those international peace trea
ties were signed.
Money comes hard, but some people
take it easy.
A Hen University.
Missouri, which shows 'em, is about
to establish what might be termed a
hen university. The state poultry ex
periment station will tackle the mo
mentous problem of egg laying. How
many eggs should an ablebodied, am
bitious, civic spirited hen lay per an
num? Should she produce one egg ev
ery working day, laying off Sundays,
or should she cackle the cackle of
triumph without regard to Sunday ob
servance? Should she lay without
ceasing or take a fortnight's vacation
in hot weather to recuperate and thus
improve the quality of her lays?
Facetious persons may be inclined
to ask such questions as the forego
ing. However, the scientific cultiva
tion of the hen as an egg producer is
a matter of interest to all of us. Too
long have we been willing to put up
with scrub hens, letting them scratch
for themselves and lay eggs or lay
off, according to conditions. The Mis
souri experiment will involve the ques
tion of the feeding of hens, their hou5?
ing and the effect of breeding upon
egg production. The chicken is the
most universal of our domestic crea
tures and perhaps the most popular,
not only for her eggs, but for her flesh.
fried, fricasseed, baked or stewed. For
years, running back to immemorial
ages, the chicken dinner, in country
and in city, has been preferred by the
average person to almost any other
The poultry output of many states,
which of course includes the egg prod
uct of the flesh, runs into millions
of dollars in value annually. This is
true despite the haphazard manner of
raising chickens which prevails on
many farms and in many city back
yards. To improve the hen and her
product is a problem which should
appeal to all of us, except, of course,
the vegetarians, and even some who
call themselves vegetarians do not re
fuse eggs in their dietary program.
Success to the hen university, and may
Its graduates make immortal lays!
Unfortunately the dispatch which
recounts the death of a man from ex
citement over catching a big fish does
not tell how big the fish was.
Possibly the house of representatives
wants to make itself out so large that
no one can see through it.
It is rumored in Europe that the
war scare is not dead, but sleepeth.
Let it sleep
These peace agreements are likely to
curtail the business of the big gun
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