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|^6e Farm Fireside,
Gleanings by Oor Country
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Gust Moey,
July 29, a bouncing boy.
Mrs. Helene Uran visited friends
in West Glendorado on Monday.
Ole Jensen had the misfortune to
lose a two-year-old colt last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Jensen spent
Monday with their son, Jens, at San
Mr. and Mrs. R. Alickson and
family visited Santiago relatives on
There was a social hop at the home
of Gust Anderson last Saturday
The Missionary Aid society will
meet with Mrs. Lester Orrock on
August 15.
Miss Bertha Wold is spending her
vacation at her parental home in
Mrs. Isaac Anderson visited on
Sunday with Mrs. G. Anderson and
Mrs. A. Alickson.
Mrs. John E. Odegaid is at the
Northwestern hospital in Princeton
receiving medical aid.
Nels M. Nelson is spending the
week in St. Paul. Mr. Nelson has
been %eiy pooily of late.
Mis. Edwin Odegard and children
have gone to Washburn, N. D.,
where they will visit relatives.
T. W. Thompson has just com
pleted a large conciete silo, which is
the only one of its kind around heie.
Carl and Joseph Jensen aie suffer
ing from blood poisoning which they
contracted while bathing in the lake.
Misses Alma Wold and Agnes
Thompson of Greenbush visited the
former's sister, Mrs. Geo. Uran, on
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Abrahamson and
son of Winnipeg are visiting the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
Abe Knutson returned from
Seattle, Wash., last week after a
month's visit in the west. Abe
says the west is all right, but there
is no place like Minnesota.
Thos. Johnson, who has been on
the sick list, is leported to be im
Miss Bertha Skretting, who is em
ployed at Wahkon, spent last Sun
day at hei home here.
H. F. Mann of Cove and some
other gentlemen from the cities
were seen in this neighborhood on
A number of the friends of Mr.
and Mrs. O. C. Anderson tendered
them a pleasant surprise last Satur
day evening.
Jens Kalberg, who has been in the
employ ol O. C. Anderson as stage
driver, has seveied his connection
with said fiim and leaves for Minne
apolis in the morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson enter
tained a large number of friends and
relatives at dinner on Sunday.
Harry expects to leave for Dakota
shorth, wheie he has found employ
John bundwall shipped a car of
stcok and household goods from Bed
top to his new home in Canada and
his familj left on Monday. We are
sonj to see these good people leave
us but wish them success on their
farm in the far Canadian west.
Mr. and Mrs. P. X. Beibestein
Sundayed at J. O. Beden's.
Mabel Kionstrom is home from
Chisholm for a two weeks' stay.
Willie Enckson and lady attended
the dance at Long Siding Saturday
Jacob Knutsen entertained at din
ner on Sunday a number of friends
and relatives.
Spansky and Crook have organized
a ball team of their own. It surely
is a humdinger.
Phoebe Crook returned home late
Saturday evening. She was com
pelled to leturn home on account of
David and Harry Sandquist left
last week for Kennedy, where they
will be employed during harvest and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kaliher and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Sand
berg and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Gerth
Sundayed at Kronstrom's.
School will begin in district 7 on
September 2 with Miss Miller of
Hopkins as principal and Miss Lar
son of Milaca as primary teacher.
Charlie Erickson Was hauling lum
ber from Carlson's mill Monday.
Charles is having his house finished
ready to go to housekeeping. His
mother will keep house for him.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Jones and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Erick
son and family spent Saturday even
ing at Oscar Erickson's. Ice cream
was served and all enjoyed them
Last Sunday Estes Brook crossed
bats with Santiago and Glendorado
combined, and won by a score of 11
to 4. The game was interesting
throughout from a spectator's view
Next Sunday, August 11, the
farmers annual creamery picnic will
be held at Estes Brook. The most
interesting features of the day will
be two ball gamesLong Siding vs.
Estes Brook in the forenoon and the
winners vs. O'Neil in the afternoon.
These are strong teams and the
games vvill be worth witnessing.
Dairy speakers will also be present
to deliver some interesting speeches.
All come and enjoy the day.
Wayne Steadman left for Wisconsin
vv ith the militia boys on Tuesday
E. Hoglund and Wm. Steadman
each bought a load of corn from I.
Mudgett on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Olof Anderson enter
tained fiiends from Ogilvie from
Saturday until Mondaj.
Elmer Whitney and family, Bob
Neelj and Mrs. Ben Whitney visited
at Chas. Whitney's on Sunday.
I. Mudgett made a trip to Elk
Kher with his auto on Saturday
evening and to Cambridge on Sun
Those calling at the Lowell home
this week were Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. Laison and
Mi. and Mrs. Herman Lowell.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Giltner were
isiting at O. Tincher's last week.
Mr. Giltner has sold his land, located
near Silver lake, to Mr. Scalberg
Mr. and Mrs. O. Olson of Eock
Island, 111., were visiting at P. E.
Scholey's on Saturday. They like
this country very much, and may de
cide to locate here.
Mr. and Mrs. Royal Berry and
Mrs. I. Mudgett visited at Mrs.
Elizabeth Berry's on Sunday. Mrs.
Royal Berry also called on Miss
Franklin at the hospital.
F. A. Lowell was taken sick last
Friday and it was feared he had an
attack of pneumonia, but Dr.
Cooney was called and soon had him
feeling much better. He is now able
to be out of doors again.
Mrs. Cynthia Howard and Mrs.
Herman Lowell stopped over night
with Mrs. Wm. Steadman on Satur
day. They had been visiting up
north at Herbert Howard's and got
into Elk River too late to catch the
Princeton train, so they had to hire
an auto to bring them to Princeton.
Rose Homme is spending a few
weeks' vacation at home.
Mamie Peterson is entertaining
her friend, Rose Berg, of Green lake
for a few dajs.
Swan Olson autoed out from
Princeton with his family Sunday to
visit J. Jacobson.
A numbei of young people spent an
enjoyable time at Jacob Peterson's
on Sunday e\ening.
A gasoline engine has been in
stalled bj the Skaaland bo\s and
they rind it a great help.
The oung people of West Branch
will meet at the church Monday
evening lor the purpose of oiganizing
a choii.
Thora Ringdal came up fiom St.
Paul on Thuisday evening to spend a
few dajs at her uncle's, J. A.
Mrs. Dan Anderson entertained
Rev. Rem, John Erstad and family,
Thora Ringdal and Dagny and Thora
Ingebritson at dinner on Sunday.
George Hanson and Miss Hilda
Jacobson drove to Estes Brook on
Sundaj to witness the ball game be
tween the Glendorado cubs and
Estes Brook team.
Mi. and Mrs. Zerott spent Sunday
at Long Siding.
There will be another dance in
Andrew Peterson's new barn next
Saturday evening.
Earl Thompson and Lyle Morton,
who were farming the Barton place,
have sold out to Charles Foote of
Bernice Turner of Princeton
visited here a few day& last week
and attejnded the dance on Saturday
evening at Andrew, Peterson's.
Geot James and Mr. Eckdahl spent
Sunday at Blue lake.
Miss Gladys Truax returned from
Elk River on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hiff and family
visited in Zimmerman on Sunday
Mrs. E. Montri has been a severe
sufferer from gatherings in her ear
and head for some time.
Mrs. Perman received word last
week that her little granddaughter
in Minneapolis had been bitten by
a mad dog. It was only a small
wound and, as the child was taken
to a doctor immediately and is still
in his care, it is hoped no serious
results will follow.
Will Truax lost a valuable colt one
day this week. Some paris green
was left uncovered in the yard and
the colt ate a quantity of it and
died in a few hours.
J. A. Harrison of St. Paul is here
and has a crew of men at work im
proving the house on his farm oc
cupied by J. F. Mellott. They are
putting in a cement cellar and a
new well.
The new school house was voted
down at the special meeting on
Thursday. A movemejit was on foot
to divide the district and quite a
lively discussion of the subject was
had at the meeting.
A large number of Roy Mellott's
friends gathered at Elk lake last
Sunday to help him celebrate his
birthday anniversary. The ladies of
the party served an excellent dinner
at noon and ice cream and a light
lunch at 4 o'clock. There was a
large number of fish taken, several
weighing five or six pounds. Among
those who attended from this way
were Mr. and Mrs. Mellott and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cohoe and
family, Mrs. J. A. Harrison and son,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hall, and Mr.
and Mrs. Kight of Zimmerman.
A dance will be gi\en in the hall
on Saturday evening, August IT.
A Ifled Swanson and Jean Boyei of
Carmody were visitors at M. Eiick
son's one day last week.
The Carmel and Dalbo ball nines
will play on the Dalbo diamond on
Sunday. Soft drinks and ice cream
will be on sale at the old stand.
For sale, cut flowers at A. Z.
Norton's. 33-2tp
Read the grocery bulletin of O. B.
Newton in this week's Union.
Orton & Kaliher's new ad in this
number makes interesting reading.
Nelson's store news is always in
teresting. Don't omit to peruse it.
Miss Orpha Wilkes of Milaca is a
guest of her sister, Mrs. W. C.
A. E. Nelson of Grantsburg, Wis.,
is here on a visit to his son, C. H.
The Dorcas society will meet with
Mrs. W. H. Ferrell next Wednesday
Home-made cooking for sale at
Miss Anna Sadley's store next Satur
day afternoon.
Miss Marjorie Maddocks of Superi
or, Wis., is a guest of her cousin,
Miss Pearl Moore.
Mrs. N. K. Whittemore of Elk
River was a guest of Mrs. Weslej
Page over Sunday.
Miss Eunice Neely is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. Willard, in Minneapolis,
and will remain a couple of weeks.
Miss Gertrude Chapman returned
to her home in St. Cloud jesteiday
aftei a month's visit with friends
Misses Mazie and Daisj Mott ie
tumed on Tuesday evening from
Long Lake, where they passed a
month with friends.
Mrs. Guy Ewing left on Monday
for Williston, N. D., to visit her
sister and expects to return to
Princeton within a fortnight.
For sale, cheap, one sewing machine
and one kitchen range with wood
and coal grate, practically as good as
new. Inquire of L. S. Briggs.
Mrs. H. J. Buirge of Pine City,
who has been here on a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Herbert Zimmerman,
and other relatives, returned home
Mrs. Sarah Martin returned to her
home at Sauk Rapids on Monday.
Upon the same day her daughter,
Mrs. C. E. Brown, went to Minne
apolis for a visit.
News was received here a few days
ago that Miss Mae Orton, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Orton of
Greenbush, was married to Paul
Lemar at Everett, Wash., last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Townsend on
Monday departed for the state of
Maine to enjoy a visit with relatives
and friends at their old home. They
will probably be absent from Prince
ton three months.
The Onamia Lake Breeze has
again made its appearance and shows
much improvement. Olof Wasenius
has his name at the head of the edi
torial columns as publisher and J.
W. Wilcox as associate editor and
Mrs. William Cordiner received a
telegram yesterday from Poynette,
Wis., stating that Miss Helen Cordi
ner, sister of Wm. Cordiner, had
passed away. She was an invalid for
many years. Mr. Cordiner is now in
THE PBIKCETOK UNION: THlf^DAY, ZuvtMS. ^^'^^^^^^^^^'^r^
Causes That Induce It When We Are
Intently Listening.
Why do we open our mouths when
Intently listening?
There are threi* a uses, entirely in
dependent of one another, but acting
In unison for this action. There is a
passageway called the eustachian tube,
connecting the back ot the throat and
the middle ear, the part behind the
drum. When intently listening we
hold ,our breath, and this permits
sound waves to enter the mouth and
reach the eustachian tube, and in this
way thej reach the drum and re-en
force the sound waves that come
through the natural channel, the outer
In concentrated attention the mind is
fully engrossed in the one subject, and
it loses control over voluntary muscles
that are not directly affected by the
subject or the process involved in the
motor activity that accompanies men
tal activity. The .muscles are relaxed,
the lower jaw drops, and this opens
the mouth.
The third cause is referable to ata
vism, or the tendency to return in form
or action to an early type. Early man,
like the animals, was urged to action
by the fundamental instincts, self
preservation and race preservation.
His two aims were to secure food and
avoid or destroy enemies. Like the
animals, when his attention was at
tracted by a sound he placed himself
in the attitude for instant defense, at
tack or securing food. In this attitude
his mouth was open to grasp instantly
what came in his way. The tendency
to open the month when intently lis
tening still remains.New York Amer
English Army Methods In the Execu
tion of Condemned Spies.
The ceremony of disposing of a con
demned spy in the English army al
ways follows a definite precedent.
The unfortunate man is surrounded
by a detachment of infantry, and after
he is provided with a pick and shovel
he is marched off to a selected spot
and ordered to dig his own grave.
This done, the tools are taken from
him and his eyes are bandaged. The
attending chaplain reads portions se
lected from the burial service, and
from the ranks of the escort twelve
meD are selected at random by the
officer in charge.
These men, having stacked their own
rifles, are led to where twelve other
rifles are awaiting them, six of which
are loaded with blank cartridges. One
of these, is handed to each man, so
that no one knows whether the rifle
he holds contains a bullet or not, and
none can say for certain that the shot
fired by him killed the prisoner. The
firing party then marches to an ap
pointed position. The commands "Pre-
sent!" "Fire!" are given, and almost
before the last word rings out the
volley is fired and the spy falls into
the grave he has dug.
Nearly every man is more or less af
fected on being selected to form one
of the firing party, and many men
have been known to faint away on be
ing singled out, while others are so
overcome as to be scarcely able to
pull thettriggers of their rifles.
Carlyle's Bluntness.
Thomas Carlyle once took Lord
Houghton (Eichard Milnes) to task in
regard to the proposed pension for
Lord Tennyson "Richard Milnes." said
Carlyle. taking his pipe out of his
mouth, "when are ye gaun to get that
pension for Alfred Tennyson?" Milnes
tried to explain that there were diffi
culties in the way and that possibly his
constituents who knew nothing about
Tennyson would accuse him of being
concerned in a job were he to succeed
in getting the desired pension for the
poet "Richard Milnes." replied the
sage, "on the day of judgment, when
the Lord asks ye why ye didna get that
pension for Alfred Tennyson, it'll no do
to lay the blame on your constituents.
It's you that'll be damned."
Vulcan, rhe god of ancient black
smiths and metal workers, was lame
in consequence of a pretty hard fall
he had in his early days. Jupiter and
Juno had a row, and Vulcan sided
with his mother against the old gen
tleman, who promptly kicked him out
of heaven. He fell for a whole day
and lighted on the island of Lemnos.
broke his leg and received as severe
a shaking up as though he had tum
bled down an elevator shaft Aescu
lapius set his leg, but, having only just
received a diploma, did a poor job, and
for a long time Vulcan went on a
Beloved of the Gods.
Miss Mary Anderson (Mme. Navar
ro) in the play of "Pygmalion and Gal
atea" once turned with outstretched
arms toward the audience. She was
supposed to be appealing to heaven.
"The gods will help me!" she cried.
At once with one accord the "gods" or
the gallery roared response, "We will!'
A Belt and a Bull.
SergeantNow, then. Murphy, whatv
the trouble? MurphyI'm looking for
me belt, sar'nt SergeantWell, man
you've got it on! MurphyThankee
Bar'nt. If you hadn't told me I woulri
have gone out without it!London An
Of No Value.
Bailiff (in artist's flat)H'm, noth
ing worth much here. What's in the
studio? ServantLess stillnothing
but pictures.Pliegende Blatter
Life is the childhood of our taunor
ality Goethe.
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Where Freedom of Speech Is a
Right Jealously Guarded.
The Enormous Power It Wields by
Reason of Its Grip Upon the Purse of
the NationAbsolute Democracy of
the Committee of the Whole.
The house of representatives of the
people of the United States, the great
demos, the source ot all power, the
basis upon which the great super
structure of the government rests,
dates back to the Magna Charta, and
Its immediate ancestor was the first
parliament of Henry IV., in the fif
teenth century. In Henry's parliament
the representatives of the people es
tablished finally and forever that all
revenue bills must originate in the
lower house, which should hold the
purse of the people and without which
not a wheel in the legislative, the ex
ecutive or the judicial branch of rhe
government could turn.
It is because of this parliament that
there is no ways and means committee
in the senate and that when any treaty
or commercial arrangement or any
thing involving the payment of money
is introduced, any appointment or legis
lation is proposed, the house of repre
sentatives raises its mighty hand and
settles the matter according to the
will of the people through their repre
sentatives, for it can defeat any meas
ure or any person by merely declin
ing to appropriate the money necessary
to pay for that measure or person.
When this great committee on ways
and means presents its business to the
house of representatives and the house
goes into committee of the whole
house on the state of the Onion the
assemblage at once resolves itself into
a body as absolutely democratic as the
Saxon Witenagemot or the New Eng
land town meeting. Every symbol of
a popular assemblage Is religiously ob
served. The speaker leaves the chair,
and a chairman is elected who is not
the speaker. Not even so much as the
prestige of the regular presiding officer
is allowed to hamper the freedom of
debate. The speaker goes down to the
floor and has no more privileges than
the most obscure member of the house.
The mace, the emblem of authority,
is pat under the speaker's table to
show that the house deliberates with
out interference from anybody. The
mace Is really a weapon, a stout wood
en stick with a metal head, and used
to be the favorite weapon of fighting
priests of the middle ages. They were
forbidden by ecclesiastical law to use
swords, but got around the law by
using the mace, a terrible weapon,
against the armored men of the time.
In the choice of the mace as the type
of authority the Idea of democracy
was rigidly carried out In the early
days only a few men out of the whole
were authorized to wear swords, but
any and all of the people could use a
good stout stick, and so the weapon
of their majesties the people was
chosen. When the speaker presides
and any members show signs of in
dulging in fisticuffs and will not obey
the speaker's gavel the sergeant-at
arms or his deputy is directed to "show
the mace." That functionary seizes
the mace and marches up to the offend
ing members, who are supposed to be
awed into good behavior at sight of
this big stick
Not long ago. when two members got
into a row and it seemed as if blows
were about to be exchanged, the
speaker promptly ordered the sergeant
at-arms to show them the mace. The
sergeant took the mace, marched up to
the two belligerents and stood, mace
in hand, majestically, before them.
This, however, had not the slightest
effect, and the sergeant-at-arms anx
iously inquired of a member sitting
next, "What am I to do with the mace
To which the member responded in a
stage whisper. "Peck 'em on the head
with It!"
This suggestion brought down the
house, and a roar of laughter and ap
plause followed, in which even the
belligerents were obliged to join.
In general, however, before the mace
can be shown, the members rush in
and separate men whose tempers have
got the better of them, who have ex
changed the lie or the blow that always
follows. Members engaging in these
rows are always called before the bar
of the house and sternly reprimanded
by the speaker, who talks like a Dutch
uncle to them and calls them by name.
This "naming" is the only time a mem.
ber*s name is used In debate. He Is at
other times "the member from So-and
so" or "the gentleman from So-and-so."
These collisions rarely, if ever, occur
between members anywhere except on
the floor of the bouse. Everything is
permitted in the freedom of debate,
nor is a member held accountable out
side for anything be may say on the
floor. Through this freedom of speech
members say thiDgs they would not
dare to utter elsewhere. In the old
days duels followed the exchange of
the lie. and the Graves-Cilley duel, the
John Randolph and Henry Clay duel
and many historical encounters took
place. But in the evolution of govern
ment the principle became firmly fixed
that there must be absolute freedom
of debate and that no man could be
held responsible outside for anything
said on the floor of either house. And
so the dueling practice was dropped in
congress long before public sentiment
abolished it elsewhere. No libel suit
holds for anything said In open debate,
and in every way the freedom of
speech Is jealously guarded and main
tained.Chicago Record-Herald.
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pays to protect the
horses against the ter
rible tortures inflicted by
flies. If protected they
will do more work and
save you money. I have
special prices on covers.
Look Them Over
J. H. Hoffman
The Harness Man
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The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
Potatoes 40
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 1.00
Wheat, No. 2 Northern 97
Wheat, No. 3 Northern ".89
Wheat, No. 4 Northern 85
Wheat, Rejected 76
Oats [email protected]
Barley [email protected]
Flax [email protected]
Rye [email protected]
Beans, hand picked [email protected]
Beans, machine run [email protected]
Wild hay 7.50
Tame hay 12.00
Fat-beeves, per 16 3c 6c
Calves, per lb 4c 5c
Hogs, per cwt $6.75
Sheep, per fi [email protected]
Hens, old, per [email protected]
Springers, per ft ioc
Minneapolis, Wednesday evening.
Wheat, No. 1 hard, $1.09 No. 1 Nor
thern, $1.08 No. 2 Northern, $1.07.
White Oats, 50c No. 3, 46c
Rye, 69c.
Flax, No. 1, $1.80.
Corn, No. 3 Yellow, 76c.
Barley, 45c75.
E. I. Davis of Milaca was circulat
ing among his Princeton friends on

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