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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear.
The Zlon German Lutheran Church in
Town of Princeton Celebrates
Its 25th Anniversary.
Revs. Fackler, Selz and Destinon As-
sist Rev. OttoStrauch in Con-
ducting the Ceremonies.
With a large concourse of people in
attendance Zion Lutheran church, in
the town of Princeton, on Sunday
celebrated the twenty-fifth anniver
sary of its organization. There were
services in the morning, afternoon
and evening, and they were services
especially appropriate to the oc
In the forenoon Rev. J. Fackler of
Osseo delivered the jubilee sermon
and took for his text, "Hitherto has
the Lord helped us," I Samuel, 7:12.
The afternoon service was conducted
in the English language by Rev. C.
Selz, the text of his sermon being,
"Rejoice with trembling," Psalms
2:11. In the evening the congregation
was delighted to hear the Rev. J.
Destinon of Wausau, Wis., son of
their former pastor, who delivered an
excellent sermon. Rev. Destinon also
transmitted the hearty greetings and
congratulations of his aged father.
The first ministers who worked
among the German settlers in the town
of Princeton were Revs. Vetter,
Mende and Facklerfrom 3875 to 1882
and from 1883 to 1897 the congrega
tion was under the charge of the
crown pastorsRevs. Boesche and
In the year 1897 the congregation
called its first stationary minister,
Rev. Theodore Reuter, and Rev. Otto
Strauch has been pastor of the church
since 1901. Under his faithful guid
ance the church has prospered and
the congregation has erected a
spacious and well-arranged house of
worship. From a very small congre
gation the members have increased
until there are now 34565 voting and
280 communicants.
Wiped Oat by Floods.
The whole business district of
Black River Falls, a prosperous Wis
consin town of 2,000 population, was
swept away by the waters from the
reservoirs above Hatfield and Dell
dams, 18 miles up the river, last Fri
daynearly 50 business houses were
utterly destroyed and hundreds of
people rendered homeless. So far as
known but one life was lost,that of
a boy who went out to round up
cattle,as people were warned in
ample time to avoid the onrush of the
Hatfield dam, a solid concrete
structure 50 feet high, is still holding
without a crack although the water
rushed over it for hours after the Dell
dam had gone out. The tremendous
force of the water tore away a hill of
sandstone formation and forced a new
channel. This relieved the pressure
on the Hatfield dam and probably
saved it.
Black River Falls has appealed to
President Taft, the governors of the
several states and the mayors of all
leading cities in the country for aid.
A resolution asking food and finan
cial help was passed at a meeting of
the council and the appeal was tele
graphed all over the country. Gov
ernor McGovern has issued a proc
lamation to all Wisconsin cities tor
funds to help rebuild the city.
The town will be rebuilt, not near
the river as before, but on the high
ground on the west, where it will be
safe from the possibility of destruc
tion by water. Orders for supplies
and building materials are already
being sent out.
A Most Important Highway.
Next to the Germany road the
Greenbush-Glendorado road is the
most important highway leading into
Princeton and it is sadly in need of
repairs at the present time, especially
that part of it in the town of Prince
ton. The ruts should be patched up
without delay. We presume it is use
less to call the attention of the village
council to the deplorable condition of
that road in the vicinity of Oak Knoll
No Danger at Brands'.
The daily papers have of ate been
calling attention to the dangers which
surround people who attend moving
picture exhibitions in tfxe citiesthe
dangers from explosior 'and resultant
fires, which are liable to at any time
occur. This seems to indicate that
the moving picture apparatus is not
inclosed in fire-proof compartments.
Otherwise there would be no danger.
At Brands' opera house in the vil
lage of Princeton the motion picture
apparatus is enclosed in a metal fire-
proof compartment in which the
operator stands and manipulates the
mechanism. Hence, in case of ex
plosion, the fire would be conffoed to
the steel boxthe operator wojuld be
the only one who could possibly sus
tain injury from an accident of this
sort. People who attend the picture
shows at Brands' opera house are
in no more danger than when atvtheir
own homesprobably not as much.
Arson tn Third Degree Verdict of Jury
In Paposky Case.
From Bemidji comes the news that
Dr. Dumas has been convicted of
arson in the third degree. The jury,
which returned a verdict at 10:50 on
Monday night, was out but an hour
and a half. An indeterminate sen
tence to the penitentiary not to exceed
seven years is the penalty for the
The case will be appealed to the su
preme court and pending the decision
Dr. Dumas will not be sentenced to
the penitentiary but will have his
liberty by virtue of a $10,000 bond,
which has been furnished. His
sureties on the new bond are his
father and C. M. Johnson of Cass
After furnishing this bond Dumas
was immediately arraigned and
pleaded not guilty to an indictment
alleging that he had procured Mike
Davis and Martin Behan to enter the
store at Puposky on the night of June
16 with the intent to steal personal
property of greater value than $25,
the circumstances not amounting to
burglary, but being a gross mis
demeanor. The doctor was allowed
to furnish a bond of $1,000 on his own
recognizance in this case.
Dr. Dumas still faces a charge of
conspiracy which has been lodged
against him by the federal govern
ment and which will be considered by
the federal grand jury at a term to be
held in Fergus Falls in November.
He has given a $10,000 bond for his
appearance when wanted in this case,
with his father and J. W. Johnson of
Cass Lake as sureties.
George W Stewart Dies Suddenly.
George W. Stewart, a prominent
lawyer of St. Cloud, and a man well
known to many Princeton people, as
he attended district court here regu
larly, died from heart failure on Sun
day morning. Mr. Stewart was hunt
ing with his son, Donald, near
Pleasant lake when he suddenly fell
to the ground. At first the boy
thought his father had merely fainted
and bathed his forehead in cold water,
but shortly realized that he was dead
and, going to the nearest telephone,
summoned help from St. Cloud. Mr.
Stewart was born in Bellevue, Mor
rison county, and received his educa
tion in the district schools and the
St. Cloud normal. He was admitted
to the bar in 1884, and formed a law
partnership with Capt. Taylor which
lasted until October 3, 1887. He then
went into partnership with Judge D.
B. Searle and later with George R.
Reynolds, which lasted until January
1, 1890. On November 17, 1901, the
firm of Stewart & Brower was
organized and he was the senior
partner in this firm at the time of his
death. Mr. Stewart was a very suc
cessful lawyer and gained a state-wide
Hurrah for Old Hamline.
Students of Hamline university
more than hold their own with
those of any educational institution
in the northwest. Miss Marion Rob
bins of Dodge Center, who is a mem
ber of the 1913 class at Hamline, was
awarded the $250 prize offered by a
Mr. Harris of Chicago for the best
essay on a socialogical topic. The
contest was open to students of all
colleges and universities of Illinois,
Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa
and Minnesota. The subject of Miss
Robbins' essay was, "The Prevalence
of Crime in the United States Its
Extent as Compared with the Leading
European States: Its Causes and Best
Means of Remedy." There is no
better institution of learning in the
Northwest than Hamline university.
Presideent Bridgman and his corps of
able and painstaking assistants have
reason to feel proud of the splendid
educational work they are doing.
Graduates from Hamline are forging
to the front everywhere.
A surgical operation was performed
on Mrs. Archie Whitcomb by Dr.
Cooney yesterday.
Miss Carrie Nelson of Cooperstown,
N. D., is at the hospital suffering
from appendicitis and will be oper
ated upon tomorrow.
Mrs. Albert Kuhfield of the town of
Princeton is at the hospital for
medical treatment.
Mrs. OleTolin and baby returned to
their home at Tolin last Friday.
Elk River Footballists Defeat Billy
Doane's Terriers and the Hon-
ors Are Now Even.
Milaca Tousleheads Will Try Issues
With the Terriers at Princeton
Fair Grounds Saturday.
The Princeton high school team
journeyed to Elk River last Saturday
to again try conclusions with their
old rivals on the football field. The
red and white proved too much for
the orange and black this time and
sent them home with a 6 to 0 defeat
chalked up against them. It looks as
if the two teams are about evenly
matched, as this is a victory apiece
for each and the score in both games
was the same, the home grounds and
crowd being the deciding element in
the game which tipped the scales in
favor of the home team.
Princeton played a stubborn de
fensive game and held the fast charg
ing Elk River offense in good shape
most of the time, but the Princeton
offense didn't seem to get working
right Saturday, the signals got balled
up, the forward passes went wrong
and the onside kicks went out of
boundsit seemed as if a regular
hoodoo jinks had attached itself to
the orange and black standard for
this particular game. Elk River
played a hard, consistent game on the
offense and succeeded in rushing the
ball many yards before being stopped
by the Princeton defense. They
played the old style game mixed up
with a fake punt and quarterback
runs. These latter plays they had
down in good shape and Chase, their
speedy little quarter, got away for
many a good gain and scored the
only touchdown of the game on one of
these plays. It was in the second
quarter and Elk River had finally
worked the ball down to Princeton's
15-yard line and first down. Two un
successful attempts were made at the
Princeton line and, with third down
and ten yards to go, Chase took the
ball on an attempted swing around
the right wing of the Princeton de
fense. The play was blocked in this
direction and, leaving his inter
ference, he cut straight for the Prince
ton goal line and straight into the
hands of the secondary defense. But
he was running wild and refused to be
stopped and, after three of the Prince
ton backfield men had attempted to
tackle the flying runner and missed,
he fell across the goal line for the
only score of the game, going prac
tically 15 yards through the Princeton
defense without interference.
At times Princeton showed flashes
of a real offense, and especially so
right at the beginning of the second
half. They went into the game with a
rush and the Elk River defense was
brushed aside for a few minutes and
Princeton soon had the ball well with
in the shadow of the Elk River goal
posts. Cheered on by the crowd the
Elk River defense tightened and
Princeton made one vain effort to
circle the enemy's left end. With
second down and ten yards to go, a
fake drop kick was tried, but the ball
went into the hands of an Elk River
player and Princeton had lost her one
chance to score.
A fair sized crowd of Princeton
rooters accompanied the team on the
trip and did what they could to cheer
the orange and black athletes on to
vicvory, but the Indian sign was on
them and it was Elk River's day to
This is a game apiece and a third
game is being talked of. A third
game should be played on neutral
grounds as home grounds and crowd
would probably be the deciding ele
ment in another game between these
two evenly matched teams. As it is
almost impossible to arrange for a
neutral meeting place, it looks as if
the football question between these
two high schools for this year will
have to remain a tie.
Next Saturday the Milaca team will
come down to Princeton with the one
ambition in life of getting the Prince
ton football scalp to dangle at the
door of the Milaca tepee on the banks
of the raging Rum. In all probability
this will be the best game of the year,
as Milaca always plays a hard game
against Princeton and they have a
squad of 24 or 25 men to pick from
this year. They are also well taken
care of in the coaching department,
as they have two competent coaches
drilling the football into them every
afternoon in preparation for the com
ing conflict. Milaca has already
played the St. Cloud team, one of the
best high school teams in the state,
and held them to a comparatively low
score and learned a whole lot of foot
ball which they plan on using against
their old Princeton enemies. There is
diligent drilling away in the Prince
ton camp, and although no great
promises are being made, you may
rest assured that the team which
comes off the field next Saturday as
victors will know they have been
through a hard-played football game.
List, Almost Complete, Furnished by Coun
ty Superintendent Ewlng.
Following is a list of the teachers
of Miile Lacs county, complete so far
as can at this time be ascertained.
Princeton Village and Brlckton.
SuperintendentJ. C. Marshall.
High schoolSophie Stroeter, prin
cipal, Elsie Hull, Delia Yancey,
Cecille Owens.
Eighth gradeMargaret I. King,
Ruth Lundsten.
Seventh gradeSara M. Andrew.
Sixth gradeElla Stevens.
Fifth gradeOpha Waters.
Fourth gradeA, Jennie Whiting
B, Frances Pollard.
Third gradeRuth Hayden.
Second gradeFlossie Davis.
First gradeMary Huse.
Primer gradeEvelyn Tompkins.
Brickton: Upper gradesLura J.
Lower gradesStella Robinson.
Milaca Village.
SuperintendentS. E. Tift.
High schoolW. H. Garrison, prin
cipal: manual training, J. D. Gray
agriculture, Chas. Ruzicka.
Other instructorsAlma Rowell,
Nina Horton, Hulda Anderson,
Bertha Engebritson, Alice Moore,
Pearl Hesli, Bessie Norcross, Mabel
Berg, Annie Wikman, Ruby Griebler,
Constance Cross.
Onamia Village.
Ruth Hewitt, Elsie Allen, Beth
Foreston Village
Emma Miller, Mary Lynch.
Rural District Teachers.
1Princeton village and Brickton.
2Marie F. Schrepel.
3M. F. Griswold, Cora Wetter,
Eva Umbehocker.
4Mae Orton, Ida May Schmidt,
Hattie Van Rhee.
5Helen Conroy. Mae Davis.
6Ettie Wiley.
7--Alma Hermanson, Pauline Trunk.
8Diana Larson.
9Genevieve Colburn, Hilda Carl
10Mabel Peterson.
11Foreston village.
ItMabel Prescott, Eleanor Walker.
13Milaca village.
14Alvina Bauer, Maude Bauer,
Olga Lindstrom, Mamie Yot
ten, Lydia Pierson.
15Edna K. Oliver.
16Marjorie Dickey, Emma Bergen
dahl, Lottie Rudman.
17Blanche Meek.
18Earl Gregory, Margaret Neuman.
19Freda Jaenicke.
20Nellie Nelson, Mabel Nelson.
21Albert Berg.
22Anna Blomberg, M. Price.
23Esther Winblad.
24Grace Dugan.
25Eva Hatch, E. Magnuson.
26Ragnhill Norman.
27Marie Goebel, Beth Fox.
28Not reported.
29Anna O. Peterson.
30Anna E. Asp.
31Not reported.
32Carrie Parsley.
33Astrid Dahle, Ragna Dahle.
34Onamia village.
35Annie Miller.
36Not reported.
37Cora J. Heilig.
38Augusta Larson.
Minnesota Bred Horses
They are herea couple of carloads
of the best horseflesh ever placed on
the market in this or any other town,
including mares with colts by their
sides and some of the very finest farm
and general purpose horses obtain
able. These horses were selected by
my representative, who covered
hundreds of miles of country in order
to secure just the kind of stock that
the farmers in this territory are look
ing for. Every animal is Minnesota
bred, is young, and as sound as a
dollarthe sort that is bound to sell
rapidly. So if you are in need of a
team or a single horse for any pur
pose whatsoeverhorses that will
prove satisfactorycall at my barn
in Princeton and make your selection.
41-tfc Aulger Bines.
Ferrell's Representative Satisfactory.
Frank E. Latterell, who recently
succeeded O. M. Johnson as potato
buyer for W. H. Ferrell & Co., re
ports that he is getting all the pota
toes he can handle. Mr. Latterell is
receiving the solid support of the
farmers in this locality and is making
good in the new position.Foley In
Mrs. A. D. Jesmer of Park Rapids,
Formerly of Princeton, Dies in
a flinneapolis Hospital.
firs. Sidney R. Jones Passes Away at
the Home of Her Parents in
Village of Princeton.
Mrs. A. D. Jesmer of Park Rapids
died on Friday, October 6, at St.
Mary's hospital, Minneapolis, where
she was taken about a month previous
for medical treatment. The cause of
her death was attributed to pem
phigus, a malady which is very un
common. She was first taken sick on
June 5 and gradually grew worse not
withstanding the fact that several of
the very best physicians were con
sulted. Her sufferings were intense
but she bore them to the end without
The remains were brought to
Princeton and from here conveyed to
Greenbush, Mrs. Jesmer's old home,
where services were conducted in the
Catholic church on Monday morning
by Rev. Father Levings, and the in
terment was in the Greenbush Catho
lic cemetery. The funeral was at
tended by a large number of friends
and relatives and the floral offerings
were beautiful and profuse, showing
the high esteem in which the good
woman was held.
Mrs. A. D. Jesmer, whose maiden
name was Juliann Robideau. was
born in Franklin county, New York,
on May 26, 1848. She came to Minne
sota in 1865, with her parents, and first
settled in St. Paul, where she re
mained two years, when the family
moved to Princeton. Shortly after
she went to Greenbush, where her
father took up a claim, to reside. On
September 9, 1868, she was married to
A. D. Jesmer by Rev. Father Murray
of Dayton at the home of William
Carmody in Princeton. With her
husband she resided in Greenbush
until 1882, then moved to Foreston
and lived there until 1895-, when she
and her husband took up their abode
at Park Rapids. She is survived by
an aged mother, Mrs. Catherine Robi
deau, Deer Park, Wash. three
brothers, Louis Robideau, Green
bush Joseph Robideau, Deer Park,
Wash. and Henry Robideau, Elk,
Wash. Peter Robideau, Deer Park,
Wash. and two sisters, Mrs. E. E,
Whitney, Seattle, Wash. and Mrs.
Caleb Crook, Deer Park, Wash.
Among the relatives and friends
who attended the funeral from out of
town were Mrs. Gakski, Mrs. Aslin
and Mrs. Craig, Minneapolis Mrs.
Davey, Chicago F. T. P. Neumann
and wife, Mr. Lemay and Mrs. Frank
Judkins, Foreston.
Mrs. Jesmer was one of the kindest
women who ever liveda woman
whom to know was to love and
respect. She was a christian in the
true meaning of the word, ever ready
to assist her neighbors in the time of
troubleto help the needy and com
fort the sick. While her taking away
has caused much sorrow to her rela
tives and dear friends, they know
that she has gone to a home where
suffering abideth not.
Mrs. Sidney JR. Jones.
Following a severe illness of seven
months duration, Mrs. Sidney R.
Jones passed away at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Starff, in
this village on Thursday, October 5,
aged 24 years. Death was due to
On Sunday afternoon at the Con
gregational church Rev. Fisher con
ducted the funeral services, and the
edifice was packed with friends of the
young woman who came to pay their
last tribute of respect to her memory.
The sermon was an impressive one
and the Congregational choir
rendered beautiful hymnal selections
during the service. Upon the casket
were arranged many pretty floral
tributes, the offerings of loving rela
tives and friends. The interment was
in Oak Knoll cemetery and the mem
bers of the Yeoman lodge, to which
she belonged, followed her remains in
a body to their last resting place.
The pallbearers were members of the
K. P. lodge. Among those in at
tendance at the funeral was Mrs. J.
L. Culver of Vinton, Iowa.
Mrs. Sidney R. Jones, whose
maiden name was Laura V. Starff,
was born at Vinton, Benton county
Iowa, on August 8, 1887, and came
to Princeton with her parents in the
spring of 1901. On June 16, 1907, she
was married to Sidney R. Jones.
She is survived by her husband, an
infant son, father, mother, a brother,
D. E. Starff, two sisters, Lou A. and
Vivian M., and grandmother.
Mrs. Jones suffered much during
her illness, but she bore her pain
with remarkable fortitude and re
tained her sunny disposition through
out. It is a pity indeed that she
should have been cut down in her
young womanhood, but the Lord
knows that which is best. All who
knew her loved her, and she leaves
many friends who will long remember
her kindly face.
Bally Day Program.
The following program will be pre
sented in the Congregational church
on Sunday morning, commencing at
10:45 o'clock:
Organ Prelude in Engleman
Forth to the Fields Away
Song by School and Orchestra
Recitation Anita Davis
The Whatsoever Band
Song by Miss Sadiey Class
Recitation Jessie Wiley
Rejoice and Sing Song by School and Orchestra
The Toners Six Boys
Recitation Violet Johnson
God is Lore .Song by School and Orchestra
Recitation Lera Veal
Recitation Myra Dickey
Loyal Soldiers... Song by School and Orchestra
Autumn Leaves Irene Umberhocker
and Group of Girls.
Make your Life a Blessing
School and Orchestra
Recitation Hjoerdis Scheen
Offertory Marche Moderne Lemare
Recitation ......Sylvia Miller
Work With a Song
Song by School and'Orchestra
Recitation Eunice N"eely
Our Blessings...Song by School and Orchestra
The Days of the Week Seven Girls
The Call for Reapers.
Song by School and Orchestra
Benediction pastor
Postlude R. Kindere
Organist Mrs Benj. Soule
Musical Director...... Mrs. H. C. Cooney
Sunday School Orchestra: Pianist, Lola
Scheen. Violins, Joyce Petterson. Hjoerdis
Scheen, Charles Umbehocker Clarionets, Ger
ald Petterson, Geo. Small. Cello, Seven Pet
terson, Trombone, Albert Moe, Bass Viol,
Grover Umbehocker.
Reception to Rev. and Mrs. Goodell.
Members of the Methodist church
congregation to the number of 65
tendered Rev. and Mrs. I. N. Goodell
a farewell reception last evening at
the residence of.Mr. and Mrs. L. S.
Briggs. Rev. C. Larson, in behalf of
the members, in a neat speech pre
sented Mr. and Mrs. Goodell with a
purse of money, and Rev. Goodell
responded in a few appropriate words
delivered with much feeling. Mrs.
C. A. Caley sang two selections, with
Miss Lola Scheen as accompanist,
and Miss Ruth Briggs gave a piano
solo. The ladies served refreshments,
and before the company disbanded all
shook hands with Rev. and Mrs.
Goodell and wished them success in
their new field of labor.
Rev. and Mrs. Goodell during their
two years residence in Princeton have
made many friends who regret that
they are about to leave. Both have
accomplished much good work in this
village. Tbey will depart on Satur
day next for Hector, to which charge
Mr. Goodell has been appointed by
the Methodist conference.
Rev. Service of Raymond will suc
ceed Rev. Goodell at this place and it
is expected he will preach his first
sermon in the Princeton Methodist
church next Sunday.
The Fall of Troy
Mr. Brands has succeeded in ob
taining motion pictures of the fall of
Troythe most realistic production
ever presented. The pictures are on
two reels and are a reproduction of
the Trojan war. Two thousand
armored gladiators are seen in dead
ly conflict, the attack on the city of
Troy is shown, the awe-inspiring con
flagrations, and a multitude of other
amazing incidents. The pictures are
portrayed in exquisite photography,
beautifully tinted and toned. Nothing
in the moving picture line that will
compare with it has ever been shown
in Princeton.
Friday and Saturday evenings,
October 13 and 14, at 8 o'clock and
Sunday afternoon, October 15, at 3:30
at Brands' opera house.
Rev. Goodell Goes to Hector.
At the closing session of the
Northern Minnesota Methodist con
ference held on Monday at the Henne
pin avenue M. E. church, Minne
apolis, Bishop Mclntyre read his ap
pointments for the year. Rev. I. N.
Goodell of Princeton will have the
Hector and Brookfield charge and
Rev. E. B. Service will succeed him
Rev. T. S. Sanderson goes to Milaca
and Foreston, Rev. F. Preske to
Cambridge, Rev. W. E. Tracy will re
main on the Santiago circuit, Rev.
Ed. McCannus goes to Onamia and
Wahkon, and Rev. C. W. Lawson
goes to Zimmerman.
New Grocery Store.
The Northwestern Grocery Store
will open for business on Saturday,
October 21, in the opera house block.
Everything in the line of up-to-date
groceries will be carried in stock and
the store will be conducted on a strict
ly cash basis. Butter and eggs will
be taken in exchange for groceries.
We will not deliver goods.
42-2tc L. E. SVARRY.

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