Experiences Grave and Gay at
the Marriage Ceremony.
ODD BREAKS AND BLUNDERS.
The Tearful Regret That Flowed From
the Heart of a Happy Ex-Widow A
Pert Reply to "Wilt Thou?A Tragic
Wait and Its Sequel.
According to the stories told by sev
eral of Chicago's leading clergymen.
SWedding ceremonies do not always rm
any smoother than true love.
"People seem to act more insanely at
a wedding than at any other time, save
perhaps a fire," declared one pastor,
"and it is usually the bridegroom who
gets the most flustered. It is seldom
that a woman gets the responses mix
d as does the man. One time at a
fashionable wedding where I was offi
ciating the bridegroom insisted upon
saying in a loud and distinct voice,
much to the amusement of bis bearers,
1 take me this plight' instead of the
naual 'I plight thee my troth.'
"Another time when I was marrying
a country couple at my borne I asked
the bridegroom the usual question,
'Wilt thou have this woman to be thy
wedded wife?' and he replied, with fire
In his eye, 'What do you suppose we're
here for ef I wouldn't?'
"It was at a wedding in my church
that the six-year-old niece of the bride
groom caused a ripple of laughter.
With big eyes she watched the bridal
procession come up the aisle, and as
it neared the altar she noticed her
uncle, who had come out of the ves
try and with his best man and me
awaited the bride in the chancel. Up
she jumped and. pointing a small fin
ger at the bridegroom, said in her shrill
baby voice. 'Oh, mother, if there isn't
Uncle Bob with his best clothes on and
his everyday nose!' She had been-told
by her uncle, who possessed an un
usually prominent nose, that when he
got married it would be shorter.
"One time after reading a ceremony
the bridegroom handed me a five dol
lar bill, saying, 'I'll give you two.'
Not understanding him, I said, 'Thank
you.' and put it into my pocket. He
touched me on the shoulder and again
said, 'I'll give you two.' 'Oh, you
want change?' I inquired. He nodded,
and I handed him $3."
One laughable wedding was that of
a widow who married one of her
boarders She was a woman past for
ty-five, with all the airs of a school
girl, and amused all who knew her by
her references on all occasions to her
departed husband. John. In fact.
John got to be a byword among all
who knew the widow. Among the
boarders was a young fellow of twen
ty-five, who fell in love with the fair
relict of the sainted John, and in a
short time the roomers were all in
cited to attend a wedding to be held
in the parlor
The widow was large, tall and stout
and the bridegroom exceedingly small
for a man. and when on the night of
the wedding the widow appeared at
the proper moment leading her pros
pective husband into the parlor, much
as a mother leads her little boy, even
"the waiting clergyman had to suppress
a smile After the ceremony had been
read and congratulatory speeches were
1n order the erstwhile widow exclaim-
d. with emotion. "Oh. if only my
poor, dear John were here to see how"
happy am at this moment J" Only
the perfect self control of the guests
saved the situation.
It was in an Episcopal church that
a superstitious bride fainted at the al
tar, .lust as the bridegroom was about
to put the ring on her finger his nerv
ous, shaking fingers dropped it. and it
rolled away across the floor. The
iride certain that some great calami
ty would overtake them, refused to go
on with the services and then fainted.
After the delay of an hour or so she
was prevailed upon to allow the cere
mony to be finished.
A Unitarian minister tells this story:
"One time I was to read the service in
my church in a western state where
licenses are not required. The church
was filled, and the bridal party arrived
on time, all save the bridegroom. For
more than an hour we waited, the
bride growing almost hysterical and
the guests restless over a delay the
reason for which was not suspected.
**At last word was brought that the
the party was ready, and i came out
from the vestry, the organ pealed
forth the wedding march, and the
bride came up the aisle to the altar,
pale and trembling, looking much dif
ferent from the pretty, flushed girl I
"Imagine my surprise when the
bride and best man stepped before me.
The man said a few whispered words.
I looked at the girl, and she nodded,
and I began the service that made the
girl the wife of the best man. The
bride was saved from mortification,
and the guests were not disappointed.
"It seems the best man had been in
love with the girl, and when the bride
groom did not come he quietly stepped
Jn and got her consent to marry him.
I believe she never heard directly
from her recreant bridegroom, and her
marriage to the best man proved a
nappy one."Chicago News.
Very Much In the Way.
OwensHow do you do, Mr. Shears?
What can you show me in the way of
a new suit today? His TailorYour
bill, sir That is decidedly in the way
Of a new suit!London Telegraph.
He who restrains not his tongue
Shall live In trouble.Brahman Maxim,
Thoy Must Be Analyzed as Such Apar
From Their Contents.
Many people thiuk that the term
"fireproof" is a misnomer, that there
is no such'thing as a fireproof build
ihg and that the use of the term gives
one too great a sense of security
This attitude has been brought about
largely by the destruction or serious
damages of certain buildings that wert
Supposed to have been fireproof and by
the fact that many persons think be
cause a building is fireproof it should
in some occult fashion prevent the con
tents from burning.
It is a matter of record that where
buildings called fireproof have beei
destroyed they have been found tc
have violated some fundamental prin
ciple of the really fireproof building.
A fireproof building must be consid
ered apart from its contents, for th
structure itself can in no way pre
vent the burning of combustible ma
terial within it except the spread oi
fire. It is true that as yet we hav
not attained the absolutely fireproof
building, since even the best fireproof
ing material we have today is some
what damageable by fires, but we can
and do erect structures that are prac
The term "fireproof" in building con
struction means a capability of with
standing fire without being materially
damaged. A fireproof building, there
fore, may be defined as one that is
capable of having its contents cremat
ed without material impairment struc
turally. That is, all burnable materia
may be destroyed, but the structure it
self will remain intact, requiring onl
the replacement of some of the fire
proofing and the interior finish to makt
it again ready for occupancy.F.
Walther in Engineering Magazine.
THE CRAVING FOR FOOD.
Man Eats Because He's Hungry, Not
For Scientific Reasons.
In an article in the Popular Science
Monthly Professor W. B. Cannon oi
the Harvard Medical school writes
'Why do we eat?' This question, pre
sented to a group of educated people
is likely to bring forth the answer, 'W
,eat to compensate for body waste oi
to supply the body with fuel for its la
bors.' Although the body is in fad
losing weight continuously and draw
ing continuously on its store of energj
and although the body must periodi
cally be supplied with fresh material
and energy in order to keep a more ot
less even balance between the incom*
and the outgo, this maintenance oi
weight and strength is not the motivt
for taking food.
"Primitive man and the lower animals
may be regarded as quite unacquaintec
with notions of the equilibrium of mat
ter and energy in the body, and ye
they take food and have an efficient ex
istence in spite of this ignorance. Ii
nature generally important processes
such as the preservation of the indi
vidual and the continuance of the race
are not left to be determined by intel
lectual considerations, but are provided
for in automatic devices. Natural de
sires and impulses arise in conscious
ness, driving us to action, and only bj
analysis do we learn their origin or di
lne their significance. Thus our pri
mary reasons for eating are to be founc
not in convictions about metabolism
but in the experiences of appetite and
Order of the Dragon.
There is at least one order of Ameri
can officers that congress has recog
nized to the extent of permitting the
members to wear the badge with theii
uniform on proper occasions. This is
the Order of the Dragon, established
by commissioned officers of the armj
at Peking in 1900. The members are
commissioned officers of the Americat
army and navy who served in China
during the Boxer troubles, and ther
are honorary members from other ar
mies and navies which took part in the
campaign of the allies. The society is
similar in some ways to the Order oi
the Cincinnati, founded by French and
American officers at the close of th
American Revolution, the object of the
society being to perpetuate friendships
formed during the war.New York Sun
The decay of building stones, accord
tog to more than one authority, is not
due to wind action or other surface in
flnence. but to internal disintegration
resembling wood rot, and this is as
cribed by some to a low organism like
the fungi and the molds that cause the
decay of vegetable substances.
A cure has been found for the stone
disease, or at least a form of treatment
that diminishes its ravages. The stones
are treated with germicides, the best
of which appears to be a mixture ol
sulphate of copper solution with bi
chloride of mercury and creosote.
Still Holding a Grudge.
"Blinkenstein simply abhors women
"He has some sort of a reason, I sup-
"Yes he says he can never forget the
haircut that Delilah gave Samson."
A Cure For Conceit.
Very few men will venture to tell you
What to do for a sick horse, but any
body will tell you what to do for your
Fruit of the Tree.
They have a family tree, I sup
"Yes, and the daughters are pip
Without earnestness no man is evei
great or does great things.
Mrs.^A. Johnson is""on-the
Only a Fire Hero.
But the crowd cheered, as, with
burned hands, he held up a small
round box. "Fellows!" he shouted,
"this Bucklen's Arnica Salve I hold
has everything beat for burns."
Eight! also for boils, ulcers, sores,
pimples, eczema, cuts, sprains,
bruises. Surest pile cure. It sub
dues inflamation, kills pain. Only
25 cents at C. A. Jack's.
Wm. Talen spent Tuesday at the
town hall acting as election clerk.
The young people's club will meet
at the M. B. Anderson home on Sat
Chris Minks, who has been quite
ill with rheumatic trouble, is some
Frank Newman and family have
moved into their new cottage, which
was recently completed.
Miss Hilda Anderson of Princeton
spent Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. M. B. Anderson.
The Misses Hattie and Alice
Brinks of Pease visited with the
Starkenburg family on Friday.
Miss Hulga Jensen returned to the
cities this week after a pleasant visit
with relatives and friends here.
The girls' sewing club will meet
at the Carlson home on November
16. All members are asked to be
A meeting of the school board of
district 12 was held on Tuesday to
act on the resignation of Chris
Mesdames L. Slagter and Wm.
Talen returned on Thursday evening
from a visit, with relatives and
friends near Willmar and Raymond.
Miss Mabel Jones taught the pri
mary room of our school on Monday
afternoon while Miss Mamie Yotten
was having a tooth jerked in Prince
The M. C. Thorring and Aug.
Anderson families from here were
among those entertained at the Ex
trom home in Bogus Brook last Sun
Mrs. Mark Newman and daughter,
Fern, returned to their home in
Princeton on Thursday after a pleas
ant stay at the Frank Newman
The school board of district 36 held
a business meeting on Friday evening
and among hte business transacted
was the sending off for new library
Gustave Adams and sisters, Bosie
and Lydia, of Princeton were the
guests of George Trabant and family
on Friday. They also visited a day
with Mr. and Mrs. Louis Saxon be
fore returning to their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schlee and
daughter, Lydia, returned on Friday
from Howard Lake, where they vis
ited with their daughter, Emma,
and other relatives. Miss Alma
Eiebe, who went with them, re
mained at Howard Lake for a longer
The public is cordially invited to
attend the Swedish revival meetings
which will be held at the Swedish
Mission church, near the town hall.
The first meeting will be held on Fri
day evening, November 8. Two
meetings will be held on Saturday,
November 9, and three meetings on
Sunday, November 10. Several min
isters will be present to address the
A baby girl arrived at the Aug.
Lambrecht home last week and a
baby boy was welcomed at the An
drew Trabant home on Wednesday,
November 6. The little fellow was
heard to say, "Good roads, vote for
good roads." Anyway it sounded
much like that, and is but an echo
of what most of our farmers want
and what E. C. Dunn is trying to
BOGUS BROOK AND BORGHOLM.
Mrs. V. A. Eowland returned from
Watertown, S. D., on Monday. Her
father is much better.
Miss Ethel Lindstrom, who has
4^% t&, m*toj(
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1912.
""Miss Lillie Lund visited at J." A.
Ericson's on Sunday
Paul and, George Linstedtand John
Engstrom were in town on Friday.
Arthur Johnson has returned home
after working in the harvest fields.
Mrs. Quickstrom spent Thursday
afternoon with Mrs. J. A. Ericson.
Mrs. E. Sundeen was a caller at
Quickstrom's on Wednesday after
A. Carlson of Minneapolis came up
on Sunday to spend the day with the
Mr. and Mrs. C. Lund and daugh
ter, Florence, spent Sunday after
noon with Mr. and Mrs. Cook.
Misses Esther and Edna Ericson
and Mrs. A. Dahlin were callers at
Bjork's on Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. Florell held a meeting at the
new school house on Sunday. This
will be his last meeting here, as he
and his family will soon leave for
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been visiting relatives at Mora, re
turned home on Saturday.
E. A. Weting went to Glendorado
on Saturday to attend a telephone
meeting held at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Swedberg and
Mrs. Peterson of Milaca visited at
the Hammar home on Sunday.
Pete Nieseu came down from Ona
mia last week for a short visit at
home. He returned on Sunday.
Esther Johnson left on Monday for
the cities, where she will be em
ployed during the winter months.
Mr. and Mrs. Albin Swenson and
daughter were callers at the Oscar
Swedberg home at Bock on Sundav.
A number of young folks spem
Sunday afternoon at H. L. Bemis'.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Johnson and
family spent Sunday at Aug. Lind's.
Joe Shapanski was seen hiking up
the sand hill on Sunday afternoon.
Nothing unusual, of course.
Selma Sandquist made a trip on
Monday to Foley, where she is hav
ing some dental work done.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Erickson and
family were entertained at Bobt.
Ghristopherson's on Sunday.
Dave Sandquist returned on Sat
urday from Kennedy, where he has
been employed for the past three
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mahler entertained
at dinner on Sunday Mr. and Mrs. O.
J. Almlie and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
Earl Axt is the proud possessor of
a new gun. He expects to go hunt
ing deer as soon as he knows how to
handle the thing.
Everyone is invited to attend the
Ladies' Aid society auction to be
held at Jacob Ege's on Wednesday
afternoon November 13.
The boys around Dogtown are pre
paring to go hunting deer. Nothing
else can be heard but hunting talk.
We'll be glad when it's over for sev
Those who attended the Hallow
e'en party at Beinord's report a
scrumptious time. Miss McCrory
performed a stunt as witch and to
some satisfaction. Dancing was the
chief amusement and refreshments
of various kinds were served.
A number from here attended the
dance at Wm. Duel's last Tuesday
evening and report a fine time.
Some classical stunts were performed
by Earl and Less, which kept the
crowd in nn uproar of laughter
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throughout the evening. Duel's is
the place to go for a good time.
While Jake Knutsen was returning
home the other morn he fell asleep
and when he awoke he was going
head foremost into a ditch. He es
caped injuries, but the automobile
received some bruises, and it took
Jake and a couple of other fellows
the whole of the following day to
repair the machine.
Jesse Bogers is quite a frequent
caller at the Smith home.
Gus Bergandahl returned from
North Dakota last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Landahl of Little
Falls are up here duck hunting.
The M. E. Ladies' Aid society met
with Mrs. Leander Anderson last
Misses Alice and Mabel Jorgenson
were callers at the Smith home on
A moving picture show was held
at Daigles hall on Wednesday even
ing with alarge attendance.
Messrs. Gouley and Cramb of Mil
aca were up here duck hunting a few
days last week, returning home Mon
The Hallowe'en party given at the
Oliver home on Friday evening was
well attended. All report a fine
Mrs. E. G. Bergandahl, who is
teaching school in Onamia. returned
on Friday evening to spend a few
days at her home.
We all think our new train service
is O. K.
Mr. and Mrs. Henrj Uglem, the
Misses Adena Carlson and Bertha
Thorssen and Frank Pohl spent
Thursday evening at the home of
The Ladies' Aid society of the
Norwegian church will have a sale
and supper at the home of Mrs. Ege
on November 13. Try to make it a
point to attend.
The republican rally was very well
attended at the Uglem school on
Monday evening. Mr. Dunn, Mr.
McMillan and Mr. Walker gave some
very able and enthusiastic talks,
which were highly appreciated by
Tuesday, of course, was election
day, and oh, such fun! Before day
break some of our enthusiasts were
seen and heard running through the
streets of Long Siding and down
the track to Princeton to be there
early to cast their vote. They
couldn't even wait for the early
morning train, although several of
the men had to stop at Brickton and
sit on the platform to await the
train so completely fatigued were
they. But they all got to Princeton
just the same.
A number of people from this
place took dinner at the Catholic
bazaar in Princeton last Saturday,
and came away feeling that they*
couldn't have had a better and more
palatable dinner at any other place.
The ladies of the Altar society are
certainly due a lot of credit for their
success at this sale.
The teachers and pupils of the
double school at this place gave a
Hallowe'en program and cake party
on Friday evening. The girls of the
upper room brought cakes of their
own make, and five judges were ap
pointed to decide which two were
the best. Ethel Teutz received first
prize and Sylvia Olson second. The
program was a musical one, and
highly enjoyed by the large crowd
which assembled. Everyone received
cake and a cup of coffee before leav
ing. The next time a contest is
given at the school the boys will
demonstrate some of their handi
work, and carry off the honors.
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
Burbanks [email protected]
Rose [email protected]
GRAIN, HAY, ETC.
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 79
Wheat, No. 2 Northern 77
Wheat, No. 3 Northern 73
Rye [email protected]
Beans, hand picked [email protected]
Beans, machine run [email protected]
Wild hay 7.50
Tame hay 12.00
Fat beeves, per ft ,3c 6c
Calves, per ft 4c 5c
Hogs, per cwt t6.75
Sheep, per ft [email protected]
Hens, old, per ft [email protected]
Springers, per ft I0c
Minneapolis, Wednesday evening.
Wheat, No. 1 hard, 89c No. 1 Nor
thern, 87c No. 2 Northern, 5c
White Oats, 31c No 3. 29c.
Flax, No. 1, 81.49.
Corn, No. 3 Yellow, 65c.
Barley, [email protected]
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