Gleanings by Our Country I
Sleigh riding is the latest sport in
A crowd of young folks spent Sun
day afternoon at Ayers'.
J. E. Hughes has his bee house al
most completed. Mr. Hughes is an
expert bee keeper.
A few from here attended the danc
ing party at the Gesche home in Milo
on Friday evening.
If you want to hear some up-to-date
singing just listen to the solemn notes
of the Dogtown choir.
J. J. Knutson's house is nearing
completion and it is one of the most
beautiful bungalows in town.
No. 7 school will give a box social
and entertainment on Thankgiving
eve, November 29. Everybody should
Alva Bemis left last week for
Roseau county, where he will hunt
deer during the season. His brother,
William, resides at that place.
Some of the kids were unable to at
tend church Sundayv afternoon on ac
count of the cold weather. But we
hope it will not occur again.
Owing to the cold weather which
prevailed last Sunday evening ser
vices were postponed in the M. E.
church until next Sunday at 8 o'clock
A large crowd was present at the
chicken-pie supper given by the ladies
in the hall on Saturday evening.
Musical selections were rendered and
card playing was also indulged in.
The young folks departed for their
homes quite early in the morning well
pleased with the evening's entertain
Walter Haas spent Sunday evening
at the home of Chas. Tompkins.
Some of the young folks were skat
ing on Sunday but it was miserably
Herman Kriesel and Henry Lemke
called on John Haas on Sunday after
Miss Martha Lemke left on Friday
for Minneapolis, where she will spend
Miss Emma Haas and Miss Freda
Bartz spent Sunday afternoon at
The change was sudden and most
of the farmers were surprised to see
winter here so soon.
Miss Ida Lemke left on Wednesday
of last week for Elk River, where she
will work lor the winter.
Misses Ethel and Clara Bandemer
of Princeton visited at Polster's from
Saturday till Monday of last week.
Rev. Polster of the German Luther
an church was taken ill last Wednes
day and held no school on that day
and Thursday, but he is now feeling
better and is holding school this week.
Walter Haas left on Monday for
Minneapolis, where he will finish his
course in telegraphy. Walter is a
bright young student and we are sure
he will make good. He will stay with
his brother, Fred, who is salesman for
the Twin City Oil company.
his Jack Larson has moved onto
Jack Larson drove to Elk River on
Robert Brink drove to Monticello
Elmer Walley of Anoka was in town
Sheriff M. K. Iliff of Elk River was
xu town on Saturday.
E. H. Foley bought a pair of horses
in Elk River on Tuesday.
Miss Donaldson spent Sunday with
.her parents in Minneapolis.
I. F. Walker shippeed a car of
.stock from here on Tuesday.
L. D. Carter had the misfortune to
lose a pair of horses last week.
Wm. Swanson and wife were in Min
neapolis on business last week.
Mrs. Morrison had a horse badly
out in a wire fence last Saturday.
Grandma Pratt went to Princeton
on Tuesday night to visit old friends.
Jay Smith went to Fergus Falls on
Monday to act as a juror in United
The county commissioners and Sur
veyor Nickerson were in town Satur
day on business.
Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Stendahl and
Louis and Lilly Stendahl went to Min
Martin Perman, Arthur Newman
and Heeber Kilmartin were in the twin
cities last Thursday and Friday.
W. R. Lovell, Win Heath and Mr.
vind Mrs L. D. Carter were in Elk
lliver bbtween trains on Tuesday.
Jay and Mary Walker of Spencer
Brook were visiting in town on Sun
day. Mary was on her way to her
-school at Monticello.
There will be a dance the M.
A. hall on Friday night Good mubic
will be furnished and the invitation is
extended to all who enjoy a good
Quite a number of friends of Fern
Smith gathered at her home last Fri
day night and gave her a surprise, it
being her eleventh birthday anniver
sary. A nice supper was served at 11
o'clock, to which all did justice.
The town board met on Monday and
audited the roadmatser's bills.
Ben Haraldson and Robt. McQuoid
delivered hogs in Princeton on Mon
Orrin Brande is the proud owner of
a new bicycle that he has earned rais
Zero weather still in evidence.
Look out for some cold weather before
winter is ended.
C. W. Taylor and Grower Taylor
have gone about 15 miles north of
Milaca to hunt deer.
Most of our young men are content
to stay at home near their dears,
where hunting is safer.
Huber LaMoreaux went to Milaca
on Monday. He will try and see if he
can shoot a deer ere he returns.
Otto Borneke will give his masque
rade dancing party next Saturday
evening at the Blue Hill hown hall.
The November storm and cold wind
last Sunday were very disagreeable
and many people had hard work to
We are all glad to learn that John
South, who was operated on for ap
pendicitis last week, is recovering
nicely from the operation.
Two inches of snow is pretty good
for November, but those of us who
have not husked our corn are hoping
for some more good weather.
Quite a number of young people
braved the storm last Saturday night
to go to the dance at the hall, but the
dance was called off on account of the
Miss McCormick's sister of St.
Cloud, accompanied by a Miss
O'Brien, spent a day and night visit
ing the former at her school and at J.
R. Hull's last week.
OLD TIME SCHOOLS.
Methods In Days When "No Lickin', No
Larnin'," Was the Rule.
The schoolroom practices of a half
century ago aie inciedible to a modern
pupil It is. well that they have not
been continued, but an account of
them by an eyewitness is often amus
ing One incident from A. H. Hall's
"Old Bradford Schooldays" brings up
a teacher who clung to the old prin
ciple, "No lickin', no larnin'."
Horace Walton, at recess, climbed
to the top of the highest nut tree and,
losing his hold, fell to the ground. He
struck on many of the limbs in his
descent The boys were terribly
frightened as he struck the ground.
Just as we crowded about him to see if
he still lived, our faces as white as
his, the bell rang for the resumption
The last boy in was Walton, and
just as he fell rather than sat down in
his seat the master shouted. "Come
out here instanter!" He gave him a
flogging that made the fall from the
tree seem the lesser of the two evils
A few years ago, meeting Walton for
the first time for many jears, he re
marked that he well remembered how
that master at last succeeded in bring
ing th.ngs into routine orde* in the
school Each morning as the school
assembled this order was observed:
"First bell, come to order second bell,
attention third bell, lick Walton."
Are Good Winners, but Drown
Their Losses In Tears.
To many brokers women are hoo
doos, and some stock exchange houses
refuse absolutely to have anything to
do with the fair sex. The majority of
brokerage firms try their best to keep
women's speculative accounts out of
their offices Some houses are obliged
to take women's accounts as a matter
of personal friendship, but they will
not open accounts for other women, no
matter how well they may be intro
Wall street men do not have a high
opinion of the average woman's busi
ness sense. Most women have an idea
that one needs only to get a "tip"
from some "insider" in Wall street to
be sure of making "barrels of money"
for new gowns, hats and jewelry.
The dictum of Wall street is that
women are good winners, but bad
losers. It is difficult to reason about
money and business with an angry or
weeping woman. Her view of Wall
street and all its works suddenly be
comes entirely emotional, and only a
broker with infinite patience can calm
her. Many a time a stock exchange
house has taken a woman customer's
loss rather than face her tears.Strand
Heine and Hugo.
Heine had a preconceived idea that
Victor Hugo, called by him "the
French poet in whom all is false," had
a hump on his back. He was delighted
when he was told that one of Hugo's
hips protruded owing to malformation.
Delighted Mamma Ooprofessor,
what do you think of little Arthur as
a violinist? ProfessorI like the way
he puts the fiddle back into the case
It Cost Her Her Life In the Wreck
of a Submarine.
DROWNED WITH HER FIANCE.
'Story of a Pathetic Episode That Was
Intertwined With the Tragic Loss
With All on Board of the French
Torpedo Boat Pluviose.
Underlying the tragedy of the loss
of the French submarine torpedo boat
Pluviose with twenty-seven lives
when she was sunk in the bottom of
the English channel by a collision
with a surface steamship on May 25,
1910, was a piteous episode, involving
the death of a beautiful and brilliant
The French government suppressed
the story so thoroughly that to this
day the name of the young woman is
not known save to those in paramount
authority in the navy, but American
naval officers say the fact of the hap
pening has become known to other
naval men all over the world.
The Pluviose and a sister submarine
had gone out from the navy yard at
Calais about 1 o'clock in the afternoon
for a series of maneuvers. She was
about two miles from shore and Avas
disporting in a series of dives and ris
ings to the surface The feat known
as "porpoising" was being accom
plished with gieat skill, the submaime
being entirely responsive to every turn
of a directing wheel in her machinery.
The act of "porpoising" is an imitation
of the action of the porpoise in its leaps
above water and prompt disappear
ance immediately afterward. In the
submarine the maneuver is made for
the purpose of scouting, the boat be
ing brought toward the surface suffi
ciently for its periscope to protrude out
of water, when the officer below is en
abled to make a general circular sur
vey of the water abo\ him. Then the
boat dives out of sight In case of war
she would have sighted her enemy and
be enabled to proceed closely to a bat
tleship or cruiser and discharge tor
pedoes directly at her foe.
In the act of thus coming to the sur
face the Pluviose came up directly un
der the channel steamship Pas de Ca
lais The keel of the Calais struck the
submarine and tore a huge hole in her
upper casement, a rent fifteen feei.
long and two feet wide. Into this the
water rushed The submarine stag
gered along with her hull just showing
above the surface, her engines dis
abled, her crew unable to do anything
to check the inrush of water. And she
She had a crew of twenty-seven men.
Commandant Pras was the senior offi
cer. There were two other officers.
Which one of these three it was whose
sweetheart was aboard is not definite
ly known to the American naval offi
cers, but they declare there is no doubt
of the fact.
One of the three officers listened to
the pleadings of his fiancee that she be
allowed to make a trip in the sub
marine with him and share with him
the peril that his duty so often required
him to brave. He must have had a
consultation with his brother officers
and got their consent to wink at it,
for the regulations of the French navy
strictly forbid women to make any
trips in submarine boats. Perhaps
the very fact that it was forbidden,
that if she succeeded in making a
journey to the bottom of the sea in a
submarine she would have enjoyed an
experience the like of which no other
Frenchwoman might claim, actuated
her. But. whatever the condition* that
brought it about, the young officer
did escort her secretly aboard the Plu
She wore a long oilskin coat and
sou'wester hat belonging to her sweet
heart, which sufficiently disguised her
sex to admit of her going aboard with
out being challenged by any of the
sentries patrolling the quay where the
Pluviose lay tethered on the day that
she was to make her fatal trip And
the girl, smiling over her triumph,
climbed down the ladder into the little
gasoline filled room and heard the or
ders given for the battening down of
all the hatches, the firm screwing into
places of these coverings and then,
perhaps fascinatedly, watched the dial
indicator as it told how the Pluviose
was sinking deeper and deeper into
Divers who went down after the
Pluviose was sunk, carrying below
steel cables with which ineffectual at
tempts were made with huge derricks
above to bring the Pluviose to the sur
face, reported that they heard rappings
in the interior of the submarine. In
any event, when, days later, the Plu
viose was raised and tugged into shal
low water, none that had been aboard
of her was alive. She had filled com
pletely with water. As she was raised
the water poured from the great gash
that had been cut in her steel case
ment by the Channel steamship.
Once in shallow water it was the
work of only a little while to remove
the covering of the conning tower. In
that tower they found the young offi
cer. And dead in his arms, with her
own arms tightly clasped around his
neck and her young face resting
against his breast, they found the
young woman.New York World.
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1911.
She (coldly)I hardly know how to
receive your proposal. Yon know I am
worth a million, of course! Jack (dip
lomatically)Yesworth a million oth
er girls. She (rapturously)Oh, Jack!
It Is a miserable thing to live in sus
tt is the life of a apSOeaHBtf ift
it/ to it/ to
CALLED !N THE DOCTOR.
Then He and the Patient Found Thay
Were Two of a Kind.
In the Metropolitan theater the
bouse physician has a sseat given him
tor each performance. He is supposed
to be there every evening. Naturally
there comes a time when the play be
gins to pall on turn. One evening not
long ago the stage manager of a local
playhouse rushed down the aisle to
ttoe doctor's seat and whispered:
"Come back at once The leading la
dy has had an attack."
In the lady's dressing room all was
confusion. "What'll we do, doc?" cried
the stage manager.
"Have you poured water on her
"Yes. a whole bucket, out of the one
that says 'Not to be used except in
case of fire."*
"Then don't pour any more. 1 fear
you have made a fatal mistake. Run
out to the drug store and get this
When they had run out the lady
opened her eyes. "Doc," she gasped.
"you're a good fellow, %ain't you? I
know you know there's nothing the
matter with me. 1 want a day off,
and I don't want to go on in this act.
Can you fix it?"
"I sure can," he answered, wringing
her hand sympathetically. "1 ain't a
doctor. I came in on his ticket. We'll
fix it."Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Sarah Biff en, For Instance, Who Made
Miss Sarah Bitten was a conspicu
ous example of the skill which arm
less people sometimes acquire in spite
of their affliction. She was miniature
painter to Queen Victoria, and her
work was widely known for its beau
ty and delicacy.
She was born without arms, but as
a girl, having a great wish to become
an artist, she worked earnestly for
years until she could paint by holding
the brush in her teeth. In 1821, ac
cording to the Raja Y.oga Messenger,
the judges, without any knowledge of
the means she was compelled to use.
awarded her the gold medal of the
Society of Arts, a prize sought by
hundreds of others.
M. de Mentholon and Bertram Hiles
were other artists who were deprived
of the use of their arms. The former
had only one foot, which be used to
Mr. Hiles lost both his arms^in an
accident, being run over by a street
car when he was only eight years old
and when he was just beginning to ac
quire skill in drawing. He spent two
years In patient toil learning to draw
holding the pencil in his teeth, at
the end of which time he won a first
class certificate from a local art school.
200 Yards of Table Linen,
regular price $1.25
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The Home Brand Goods The Hiawatha Goods
The best known groceries on the market.
Special Sale on Linen
The Palmer Garments
Our Stock of Ladies' and Children's Coats is Large
and Sizes Complete.
Those Who Care for Style and Quality Will Buy
Their Coats Here.
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The Store WitH the Big Stock
Church Topics 3i &
A A At Sunday and Weekday
Sunday, November 19 Morning
service, 10:45 sharp subject of ser
mon, "Faith." Organ prelude and
postlude, anthem by choir Mrs. Benj.
Soule, organist Mrs* EL C. Cooney,
director. Sunday school at 12 m.
Evening service, 7:30 subject of ser
mon, "Redemption." Special music
by chorus choir.
Rev. Service's subjects for Sunday
Morning, "In Haste:" evening,
"The Finger of God." Morning ser
vice, 10:30* sharp evening service,
7:30 sharp. Special music morning
and evening by the choir. Leader,
Mrs. C. A. Caley pianist, Mrs. Guy
Ewing. Sunday school at 11:35 a.
m. superintendent, Adna Orton.
Brotherhood class at the close of the
service. All men invited. Epworth
league Sunday evening at 7 o'clock
subject, "Giving Christ the Right of
Way:" leader, Miss Irene Jaax.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening
at T:30 in the audience room. Come
and hear the message.
Bible study class Monday evening.
Next Sunday, November 19, morn
ing services will be held in Saron
church, Greenbush, at 10:30.
Afternoon services will be held in
the Emanuel church, Princeton, at 3.
August Lundquist, Pastor.
New Blacksmith Shop.
I have secured the services of J.
Benson, an experienced workman,
and am now prepared to do all kinds
of blacksmithing at reasonable rates.
Horse shoeing a specialty15 cents a
shoe. E. L. Leathers, 2 miles east
of Princeton. ltp
Decided, to Stand Pat
William Jennings Bryan occasion
ally enlivens one of his eloquent and
powerful temperance addresses with
an appropriate story.
Thus, in an after-dinner speech in
Lincoln, Mr. Bryan, illustrating the
terrible strength of the drink habit,
"A Lincoln doctor, after examining
a patient, declared to him solemnly:
'You will have to give up whiskey
or else lose your eyesight.'
"The patient rose to his feet with a
'Well, doc,' he said, 'I guess I've
seen pretty much everything.'
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^"Notices under this head will be inserted
at one cent per word No advertisement will
he published in this column for less than 15 cts
FOR SALEA good young horse,
well broken and gentle, suitable for
work or driving purposes. Mrs. A.
C. Vernon, Greenbush. ltp
FOR SALEA Scotch collie dog~7
months old. Apply to R. Mount,
three blocks north of
FOR SALEA five room house, two
lots and a barn, in the southwest
part of town. Price $600 if taken
soon. Apply to John F. Gustafson.
FOR SALEPair driving bobs, a
two-seated buggy and a good driv
ing horse. Apply to A. J. Bullis
Will trade for a cow or anything I
WANTEDFat cattle. Bring all you
have to Hummel's meat market,
opposite starch factory, Prince
WANTEDSome one to cut 40 cords
of wood. Timber is in section 24,
Baldwin. Apply at once to E.
Grant, Princeton. ltp
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
GRAIN, HAY, ETC.
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 95
Wheat, No. 2 Northern 92
Wheat, No. 3 Northern 88
Wheat, No. 4 Northern 84
Wheat, Rejected 77
Oats [email protected]
Barley [email protected]
Flax [email protected]
Rye [email protected]
Wild hay 6.50
Tame hay 10.00
Fat beeves, per fi 3c 4c
Calves, per [email protected]
Hogs, per cwt $7.00 $7.50
Sheep, per ft [email protected]
Hens, old, per fi 8e
Springers, per ft 10c
Minneapolis, Wednesday evening.
Wheat, No. 1 hard, $1.07 No. 1 Nor
thern, $1.06 No. 2 Northern, $1.05.
White Oats, 46c No. 3, 44c.
Flax, No. 1, $2.00.
Corn, No. 3 Yellow, 73c.
Barley, [email protected]$1.15.
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