jGfta Farm Fireside*
Gleanings by Our Country
Two of A. T. Anderson's little girls
Ike Erickson lost a valuable colt
one day last week.
Mrs. A. A. Foote is spending a few
days at S. D. McKinney's.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Axel Nor
sferom on Tuesday, April 2, a
Mrs. Fred Goodwin and little
daughter are visiting for a short time
at J. H. Chapman's.
Mr. J. R. Medin is visiting for a
week with friends and realtives in
Minneapolis and St. Paul.
J. L. Turner of Princeton is spend
ing a iew days in the country and is
husking some corn which was left on
his farm when he moved away.
David Walker is sick with pneu
monia, but is getting along nicely
under Dr. Caley's care, and also a
trained nurse is in atttendance.
A number of relatives vf Frank
Moore's met at his home on Sunday,
where an Easter dinner was enjoyed
by all. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Martin and son, Mr.
and Mr. Pete Peterson, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Peterson and family and Mr.
and Mrs. Orin Thompson and family.
DISTRICT NO. 50.
E. M. Fiero and family were visiting
friends in Wyanett on Sunday.
Dofie Egge opened the farming
season on Saturday by sowing his
Mr. and Mrs. Stacy went to Santi
ago on Sunday to visit the former's
There was a large crowd reported at
the dance at the Lambert home on
We are sorry to hear that Mr.
Huletfc, our old fisherman, is quite
feeble this spring.
Mrs. Geo. Lambert of Minneapolis,
mother of Sam Lambert, is visiting
him for a few days.
Miss Dyson left on Friday for her
home to spend the Easter vacation.
Miss Odegard accompanied her.
Miss Egge of Calmus, Iowa, who
has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Anna
Egge, returned to the city Monday.
Fire from the train came near burn
ing the house and barn on the Swan
Olson place occupied by E. M. Fiero
There has been quite a number of
lucky fishermen around the brook the
past week. Some fine pickerel have
Mrs. Anderson purchased a nice
driving horse of Mr. Henschel. also a
bran new single harness of Mr. Hoff
man last week.
Fires are quite numreous lately.
People should be careful in setting
out fires and letting them go, as some
are not protected.
WEST SPENCER BROOK.
C. A Babb went to Cambridge on
Monday for seed corn.
Some of our neighbors' horses have
got the distemper buc in a mild form.
Miss Ella McKinney is very sick
with not much improvement since last
Charley Shearston returned from
Minneapolis last Thursday and is
busy husking corn on his farm.
Miss Emory Ellingwood returned to
school in St. Paul after spending her
Easter vacation at home on the farm.
School closed in district 12 last Fri
day after seven months of work under
the management of Miss Lillie Bradt
Miss Eva Morton aDd Leila
Marshall spent Friday afternoon at
Walker's school where Lizzie Went-,
worth is teacher.
Our good natured mail man is on
time since the roads have dried out.
He is a happy-go-lucky accommodat
ing old gentleman.
There was no school last Friday as
it was Good Friday.
C. J. Orton commenced operations
with his sawmill on Monday.
Mr. Generous has recently sold his
team of horses and purchased a fine
team of mules.
Mr Rudman has purchased a new
horse He has a fine team now and
intends to farm the coming season.
We had quite a snow storm on
Saturday. We thought winter was
coming back again but it looks differ
E. E. Dinwiddie of Wigwam Bay is
busy gathering sap for maple syrup
now. He expects to make about 25
barrels this spring.
Messrs. Generous and Bartlett are
hauling fish to Onamia for the Vine
land Fish Co. They report that the
roads are in bad shape.
Mr. Scharz and family arrived here
last Sunday and we are all glad to
see them back again. Mr. Scharz
owns a farm at Wigwam Bay which he
intends to settle down on and we all
wish him success.
The Kathio Ind. Tel. Co. held its
annual meeting in the town hall on
Saturday for the purpose of electing
new officers for the coming year.
J. D. Timmer recently sold a horse
to Peter Schutte.
J. D. Timmer purchased a horse
from Rines & Smith this week.
John Schutte is busy building a
barn for his father, D. Sohutte.
A. Van Otterloo and J. D. Timmer
are building a shed for A. Blaker.
The Y. P. S. of No. 9 will meet next
Saturday night, April 13, at the resi
dence of C. H. Modin.
The Milo Rural Telephone Co. are
almost done setting the poles and
have begun stretching the wire.
C. Granstra of Minneapolis was at
P. Santema's a few days last week.
Mr. Granstra is thinking of buying a
Annie Ruis and Ida Kuperus are
doing the housecleaning for Mrs.
Rev. Meyer. Mrs. Meyer is still con
fined to her home.
Grandpa Bowles is some better.
I. F. Walker shipped stock from
here on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Swanson drove
to Princeton Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Smith drove to
Spencer Brook last Sunday.
Mr. Berglund visited at his home in
Sauk Rapids from Friday until Mon
Miss Inga Mohn and Mrs. Jack
Larson drove to Princeton on Satur
Margarite Clough of Spencer Brook
is spending a few days with her
cousin, Fern Smith.
The Misses Burns. Crowley and
Nolan, George and Gust Foley, Mrs.
R. E. Lynch and Mr. and Mrs. E. H.
Foley attended Easter services at
Princteon on Sunday.
The basket social on Saturday
evening for the benefit of Sam Lam
bert was a great success. In spite of
the bad weather there was a large
crowd out and the men were very
liberal with their pocketbooks. The
proceeds were about $65.00.
C. B. Erickson was at Foley on
Mrs. Bonn is on the sick list. We
hope for a safe and speedy recovery.
Ask P. C. about the new patent
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Warner were
entertained at J. O. Beden's Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lafaniere of Akely
are here on a visit at the Huggins
Messrs. Ed Bemis and Taylor
Olander of Princeton were here on
Miss Sadie Mahler left last week
for Minneapolis, where she will visit
relatives a few days.
Mrs. M. Sandquist and Mr. and
Mrs. Aug. Swanson spent Thursday
afternoon at August Lind's.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Erickson visited
with the latter's parents in Blue Hill
over Saturday and Sunday.
Did you notice the far-off, distant
look on C. R. E.'s always before
smiling face? Cheer up, kid.
Another one of those big dances
next Saturday night in Dreamland.
All are promised a scrumptious time.
Misses Alma Hermanson and
Pauline Trunk spent their Easter
vacation with relatives in Minne
Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Kronstrom and
daughter, Mabel, spent Eatser with
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Gerth east of
Misses Clara Sandquist and Cora
Hubbard and Messrs. Joe Shapansky,
Geo. Hanson, Earl and Ernest Axt
spent a pleasant evening at H. L.
Arthur, Arvid, Oscar and Albin
Lind, Lester Crook, Joe Shapansky,
Wm. Erickson, Ben Scrham and Miss
Selma Sandquist visited at Knutson's
Arthur Lind, who recently gradu
ated from the Mankato Commercial
Business college, returned here last
week, where he will spend a short
time with his folks before taking up
The Estes Brook ball nine is now
organized and some of the most fancy
games that ever were pulled off will
likely be played this season. Estes
Brook has a swift team consequently
we look for something classy.
(Too late for last week.)
Ask Luther Jones about turkey
eggs on April fool day.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Steinbrecker, a daughter.
A Standard scale has been put up
on Main street. This proves a great
convenience for the farmers.
J. J. Knutsen entertained the K. G.
B. club on Sunday evening. The
members of the club are very sorry to
lose one of their most important mem-
THE PRINCETON TOULON* THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1012
bers, J. D. Sandquist. Arvid Lind
was chosen to take the former's office
as chairman of the club.
Mr. and Mrs. Solberg and family
have arrived and taken up their
abode on the farm which they recent
ly purchased from Eugene Bemis.
Fred Erickson has begun the erec
tion of a dwelling house on his farm
in Milo. Jacob Ege and Joe Shi
panski are doing the carpenter work.
Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Almlie enter
tained at dinner on Sunday the fol
lowing: Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Christopherson and family, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Opsahl and Mr. and Mrs.
A farewell surprise party was given
at the Sandquist home on Saturday
night in honor of David Sandquist,
who has gone to Lemon, S. D., to
settle on a claim at that place.
Dancing was the chief event of the
evening and about 35 were present.
A bountoeus lunch was served at mid
night. The guests departed at 5
o'clock a. m., declaring the Sand
quists royal entertainers.
George Way was out canvassing in
this vicinity last week.
Mrs. A. E. Grow and Helen Conroy
spent Easter at Anoka.
There was no school in the Freer
district four on Monday.
Miss Lena Reimann of Zimmerman
is visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rocheford
spent Sunday at Charlie Raiche's.
Misses Pauline Trunk and Alma
Hermanson spent Easter at Minne
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foster and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Axel Johnson
and Miss Sallie Jacobson spent Sun
day at Peterson'8.
Mr. and Mrs. Baumann and Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Heruth and sons,
Osoar and Ben, spent Monady at
There was no school in the west
school of district four on Friday.
The teacher, Hattie Van Rhee, spent
the day at her home at Milaca.
Miss Mabel Peterson, teacher of
district 10, gave her pupils a vacation
last week. She spent the week at her
home at Milaca and returned Satur
Messrs. Paul and Willie Heruth and
Fred Baumann departed on Monday
for Nymore, Minn., where they will
work. We will all miss their smiling
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shaw and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shaw
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mal
lotte and family spent Sunday at
Those who called at the Leander
home on Sunday were August Lind
strom, Mrs. E. Johnson, Charlie
Erickson, Harry Bemis, Clarence
Johnson, Fred Baumann, Eddie,
Bruno, Elsie and Selma Kranz and
W. E. Jones left for Grand Rapids
last week to take care of his bees.
Miss Mabel Jones came home last
Thursday from Milaca, where she is
Frank Kaufert worked in the capaci
ty of paperhanger at the Albert Reibe
home a couple of days last week.
Miss Mamie Yotten was home over
Good Friday, but returned to her
school near Bock Sunday evening.
A brother of Mrs. Wanned has been
here to see her. She is still very
weak. Miss Mary Jensen is with her
John Holtman of Baldwin, Wis.,
came here last Thursday and is mak
ing his home with his son-in-law, P.
C. Van Someren.
A number of our farmers went to
Princeton on Wednesday to deliver
cattle. A good price is being realized
from the sale of cattle.
There is considerable sickness
among cows this spring. Louis
Saxon's cow has died and now one of
Slagter's cows is very sick.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Schlee and
daughters attended a party at George
Trabant's in Bogus Brook on Sun
day and returned on Monday after
Miss Mary Kaufert gave a birthday
party to a number of her little friends
last. Friday in honor of her 10th birth
day anniversary. A fine time is re
P. C. Van Someren left for Bald
win, Wis., on Monday and will bring
back with him a carload of household
effects, bees, etc., belonging to his
father-in-law, J. Holtman.
Miss Genevieve Colburn spent a
forced vacation at her parental home
here. Her school was closed on ac
count of chicken pox. Tt opened
again on Tuesday, April 9.
Otto Minks went to Milaca last
Thursday to buy a new horse to take
the place of one he recently lost. But
he came home without one as the price
asked for horses at Milaca was rather
It is reported that Ed Saxon of
Princteon has bought the farm now
owned by his brother, Louis Saxon.
We have not heard whether L. Saxon
and family will leave our neighbor
Posts and wire for the new telephone
line have arrived and they will soon
be scattered along the road. Anyone
desiring to become a stockholder in
the telephone company should get a
share now before the price goes up.
Mrs. John Balfanz, Charlie Seifert
and wife and Mr. and Mrs. H. Emme
were visitors at Albert Reibe's on
Monday. It happened to be the 19th
anniversary of Miss Alma Reibe's
birth and a very pleasant time was
spent in honor of the day.
Frank Guyette has moved onto the
old Ames place.
Clinton Christian has hired out to
work for Geo. Townsend this summer.
Mrs. Woodward of Minneapolis is
visiting at the Trunk home for a few
John Mellotte and family are mov
ing onto the Harrison place in
Mrs. S. A. Lane and family spent
the week end at John Lane's in
Mrs. Henry Murphy was taken very
sick on Sunday but is better at the
Wedding bells will soon be ringing.
Boys, get your cow bells and tin pans
in working order.
Mathilda Odegard returned on Mon
day from her Easter vacation to re
sume her school duties.
Miss Anna Miller spent the week
end at the Murphy home. Miss Miller
teaches near Long Siding.
Boyd Hamilton's toe is healing fast
now. Boyd will soon be able to
dance the "Highland Fling."
Autos are spinning over the roads
again. Farmers are sorry the roads
are in a condition for them.
Henry Young is building a carriage
house for Mark's new buggy. Now,
girls, all smile on Mark and get the
first ride in the buggy.
Those who spent Sunday at the Ben
Johnson home were Mrs. Andrew
Anderson and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Rosing and Mr. Bengtson and family
and Mr. Larson.
The reports are that the teacher and
pupils of district ten are preparing a
program to be given April 19th. If
this proves true ladies bring baskets
for a basket supper. BLUE HILL
Clarence Taylor has purchased a
Chas. Thompson has purchased a
Henry Garloff has gone to Califor
nia to visit his parents.
Clarence Taylor is building a
granary and machine shed.
John Thompson delivered cattle
and hogs in Princeton on Saturday.
Mr. Swearinger and family have
moved into Elmer Thompson's house
for the summer.
Willard Carpenter is sporting a
new top buggy. Now girls just look
J. R. Hull sold his last 40 acre
farm near the Newman school house
to a Mr. Bergstrom.
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Johnson had a
family gathering on Sunday in honor
of their daughter, Sophie.
We learn that Robert McQuaid has
sold his farm to parties from Winona
through the Carter Land agency of
Otto Borneke and wife and
daughter, Ethel, and Fred Borneke
and wife spent Sunday with Chas.
Brande and family.
All will be pleased to learn that
Ben Haralson is rapidly recovering
from his operation. He expects to be
able to return home this week.
Miss Sophie Johnson returned from
Fargo, N. D., last week for a two
weeks' visit with her parents. She is
a nurse in St. Johns hospital.
Huber LaMoreaux has returned
from a two weeks' visit at Minneapo
lis, where he was having some dental
work done. He also visited at North
field with friends.
The fool with the match was in evi
dence last Friday when some one set
a fire near the mound and let it run.
Hartamn Camp saved his hay stacks
by hard work. We wish people would
be careful in setting fires as there is
considerable hay on the meadows yet.
C. B. Quale of Onamia visited at I.
Mudgetts on Friday evening.
Several from this neighborhood
attended the Easter services at the M.
E. church on Sunday.
Mrs. F. A. Lowell and Mrs. I.
Mudgett attended the meeting of the
Relief assocaition at Mrs. Millard
Howard's on Friday. Mrs. Howard
served ice cream and care, and a nice
social afternoon was passed.
Pickle Growers, Attention!
Now is the time to make contract for
pickles, and be sure that you get on
the first seed list. Call at the First
National bank and ask for contract.
Haarmann Pickle Co.,
M. M. Stroeter, Secretary.
CORNERS IN COINS
Odd Schemes That Were Worked
by Wily Operators.
CLEVER RUSE OF A NEW BANK
It Won the Good Will of the Town by
"Obliging" Its Citizens After Corner
ing All Its Metal MoneyA Russian
"Prophet" Who Made a Rich Haul.
There have occurred from time to
time in various countries all manner
of "corners" in coins, traceable to all
manner of queer origins.
Some years ago an individual named
Peterson established in a "boom" town
of a new state a bank that was a,
branch of a larger institution else
where. As. for special reasons, the
people of the new town would have
nothing to do with the new bank the
outlook for Peterson was a gloomy one.
After reflection he hit upon a happy
expedient. He sent out men commis
sioned to go to all the stores of the
place to get change for greenbacks and
banknotes. In a little while he had
all the coined money in the town, the
result being, of course, that the good
people of the coming metropolis were
flush of greenbacks, but had no
Some one suggested that Peterson's
bank might possess some of the coined
pieces, and accordingly a rush was
made there, where every one was
obliged with silver. The ruse of the
wily Peterson had the desired effect,
as the next morning his bank was filled
Superstitition has frequently been
the basis of a corner in coins of a par
ticular denomination. A remarkable
case of this kind occurred in southern
Russia in 1903 There appeared at
Berdiansk. on the sea of Azov, a per
son proclaiming himself a prophet, and
as such he announced his intention of
redeeming the world. Among the
queer doctrines advanced by this indi
vidual was included the decree that all
his followers must retain all five ko
peck pieces issued in the year 1861, the
year of the emancipation of the serfs
They were by reason of that event
held to be holy.
It was not long before the ignorant
peasants in the vicinity became con
vinced that all pieces of that denomi
nation should be taken to the prophet
for preservation. The heaven sent one
further announced that should the
fatherland get into difficulty every one
of the coins in question would "turn to
gold" and thus save the empire.
And so it happened that over an
area of 300 miles Russian peasants
were feverishly collecting the "holy"
pieces and turning them over to the
prophet. When he had gathered a
goodly number of the coins he de
In a way the Russian government
may be said to corner its own coins
of one denomination. Each year it
mints a limited number of bronze
pieces of the nominal value of one
fourth of a kopeck, about one-eighth
of a cent. As these coins are practi
cally not in circulation, only a few
It is really an easy matter in small
towns to corner a particular com At
a Welsh holiday resort members of
the local band became so indignant at
the large proportion of halfpennies in
their "silver collections" that they
locked up every halfpenny received
The consequence was that in a few
weeks there was hardly a halfpenny
in the town. Then the band reaped
a harvest of coins of higher value.
Cornering gold coins demands a
capital that few men possess. Some
years ago, however, at Dieppe there
occurred a sudden scarcity of ten
franc and twenty franc pieces, due to
the operations of an eccentric British
er, who for some cryptic reason had
the day before changed several hun
dred banknotes of high value into
gold. Laden with the coins, he left
for Paris, and a week elapsed before
the town regained its normal amount
An attempt to corner the Maria
Theresa dollars, used in parts of north
ern Africa, collapsed by reason of a
queer circumstance. An Abyssinian.
Ras Makoppo. conceived the unique
scheme of collecting all specimens of
these coiDs extant in his district As
they were old coins, he reasoned they
would rise in value. When he had
possessed himself oi about 3.000 of
them he found that the country was
as well supplied with them as before.
While he had been busy collecting
the old coins modern Maria Theresa
dollars, made in Germany, were being
imported by the thousand. The result
was that the coin fell in value, and
the too astute chief lost half his
wealth New York Herald.
Two Causes, One Effect,
mornmir at breakfast Joev an-
nounced that he had the misfortune to
fall out of bed the night before
"That was because you slept too near
where you got in," said Ethel who
likes to reason about things that bap
pen to Joey.
"Pooh, that wasn't it!" he retorted
with scorn "It was because I slept
too near where 1 fell out?'Youth's
An Expensive Wedding.
"The bride nearly fainted during the
ceremony and had to be supported by
her father until it was over
"Yes. and now 1 hear her father is
supporting both ot them"
Rashness is the faithful but unhap
py parent of misfortuue. duller
A Mania For Murder That fa Paculiaf
to Oriental Countries. 5s,
The expression "run amuck" is the
Anglicized form of a term used in some If
parts of the orient to describe a form
of homicidal mania, accompanied bya
frenzied plunge in any and every direc
tion. In the countries where the mal
ady originated the word applied to It
Was "amok." The corrupted form off
It is now applied in a score of ways
without much warrant.
In Malacca. Siam. Java and adjacent
regions the mental state which causes
amok is well defined and much dread
ed. It is attributed almost invariably
to excessive drinking of stimulants.
The victim first turns morose, gener
ally remaining in this state for several
days. Then he is suddenly seized with
the mania for slaughter and starts on
his mad run with the first weapon he
Extra precautions against these mad
ravages are taken in some of the more
civilized places, especially Batavia.
There the police are armed with what
is called a catch fork. The instant the
victim of amok starts on his mad dash
he finds himself hooked by a minion
of the law and held firmly the length
of this odd human spear. He can harm
himself, but that is the limit of his in
AN ERRATIC VOLCANO.
Rose From the Sea, Formed an Island
and Sank Again.
On June 16. 1810, the Sabrina, a Brit
ish sloop of war, observed smoke aris
ing from the sea near St. Michael, off
the Azores, and made for it, believing
that a naval engagement was in prog
ress Her crew found, however, that
great tongues of flame were issuing
along with the smoke and that they
had cleared for action to fight a vol
Forty-eight hours later an island
made its appearance, having risen
from a depth of forty fathoms in that
period, and in another day it was fifty
one feet above the surface, with a
length of about three-quarters of a
mile. By July 4 the Sabrina's people
were able to land on this new shore,
which was then 300 feet high, with a
circumference of fully a mile, with a
stream six yards wide running from
the center to the sea.
They took formal possession of it for
his Britannic majesty, hoisting the
union jack on its most conspicuous
point, but by degrees the island sank
until about the middle of October it
vanished below the surface, with the
union jack still on it, like a battleship
sinking with colors flying after a fatal
A Letter of Importance.
The letter is the most important in
the alphabet because it leads all others
in perfection It is likewise first i
peace and prosperity and gives to
pleasure its proper form. It is found
in every enterprise and aspiration, and
without its valuable offices our stanch
est anchor of hope would be but a
commonplace hoe In importance it is
decidedly the dominating letter. It has
no place in history, but is foremost in
philosophy and gives power to the pen.
While always first provocation, it
likewise leads in pardon and possesses
great power in persuasion. It is rich
in the emotions and virtues Patriot
ism, passion, patience, pity and poetry
acknowledge it as their very own. No
point or picture or port was ever
made without it. It leads all others in
power, permanency and preciousness
Purpose has no meaning without it.
and pyramids are built upon its base.
The art of coloring glass has been
lost and refound. guarded and stolen
so many times during the history of
civilization that it seems almost im
possible to say anything new on glass
staining Yet a modern process for
making the stained glass used in win
dows is a departure from anything,
known to the old timers. The glas**
first receives its design in mineral col
ors, and the whole is then fired in a
heat so intense that the coloring mat
ter and the glass are mdissolubly fused.
The most attractive feature of this
method is that the surface acquires a
peculiar pebbled character in the heat,
so that when the glass is in place the
lights are beautifully soft and mellow
-New York Herald
Drew the Line.
"Madam." began the man respect
fully, "I am very hungry. Could youi
give me a bit of something?"
"I will call the dog." the woman re
"I am hungry enough to eat the dog,"
the man said, "but I'd rather have
And. woman-like, she went inside
and banged the door Buffalo Ex
What a piece of work is a manhow
noble in reason, how infinite in fac
ulty, in form and movement how ex
press and admirable, in action how
like an angel, in apprehension how
like a god. the beauty of the world,
the paragon of animals!Shakespeare
Miss GushingtonLove is like a kit
ten It is born blind Mr. Blunt
Yes, but it only takes a kitten nine
days to get its eyes opened.Philadel
MabelThat story you told about
Alice isn't worth repeating.' Katie
I It's young yet give it time.-Bostoi*
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