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1 &he Farm Fireside
Gleanings by Our Country
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cartwright
and children visited on Tuesday at
Otis Buckingham and wife and
Eita Sausser*visited A. Buckingham
Ethel Hyndman is visiting at
George King's this week.
The threshers are in this vicinity.
Guy B'rench from Maine was visit
ing his cousin, Mrs Orin Hamilton,
Ed Perrault bought anew mowing
We certainly have had our share of
ram the past weekseveral severe
electric storms, some hail, and dur
ing Monday night a small cloudburst.
The lowlands are under water and
the grain in shock is getting moldy.
Hay cocks in the lowlands have
taken to swimming to keep above
About 66 young people of Pease
and Woodward Brook spent last
Wednesday evening at the Talen
home in honor of the Misses Albie
Damhoff and Angeline Van de
Einde of Eoseland. These young
ladies left for their homes on Mon
day morning via Milaca and Willmar.
Miss Dagmar Jorgeson is reported
verj ill at her home here.
The school house in district 12 isproves
being beautified by Mr. Jasper, who
is using the paint brush on both the
inside and outside of the building.
A few more buildings here are inwill
great need of paint. Let the good
woik go on.
Mrs. S. Maitinson and son,
Clifford, of St. Paul aie visiting
with the P. W. Jensen family. Mrs.
Maitinson is a sister of Mrs. Jensen
and daughter of Mis. Thorson.
Mis. Withum of Minot, N. D.,tell
came here on Friday evening and
will spend some time in Woodward
Erook with her daughter, Mis.
And now what is Bogus township
giong to do about an exhibit at theDougall
county fail? For two \ears past we
have taken the first stock premium,
and the large silver cup given for the
best herd is in the home of P. W.and
Jensen in Woodward Brook. Butter
premiums and premiums for potatoes
came to Bogus Brook, all showing
that we do have something worth
while in spite of the "Bogus" in
our town name. If each farmer
would select and preserve his best
specimens and then notify, by postal
card or phone, Peter Jensen, Route
4, Milaca, or phone line 29, call 4,
Mr. Jensen will collect the exhibits
in time to place them at our county
fail. This need not interfere with
your individual exhibits. Just think
what it would mean to us as a town
if we take first prize. Bo you know
that a farmer here in Woodward
Brook with an average farm refused
$87 per acre for his land^ Do you
realize that a fine exhibit is a
splendid advertisement for your
farm? Mr. Jensen has that love for
his country that he is willing to
ser.e it by giving his time and at
tention to this exhibit, and now it
is up to us as public-spirited farmers
of Bogus Brook township to show
what we can do at the Mile Lacs
county fan in September. Look
ovei the list in the last Union and
see what you can supply for county
exhibits. 'Now, then, hurrah for
F. Timmer ca,me home from the
"Noithwestern hospital on Wednesday
evening. Several of his fnends were
at the train to welcome him back.
Mr. and Mis. Chas. Hoitenga of
Ogilvie were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Droogsma on Saturday.
Ella and John Modin went to Min
neapolis on Saturday. John has
employment there. Ella returned
home on Monday evening.
Miss Thompson came up from
Pnnceton on Saturday to visit with
Johana Kiel. She returned home
F. H. Bartelt and family were the
guests of Mr. and Mr Orlie Jones on
The Ladies' Aid society met
Thursday afternoon in the church
Mr. and Mrs. Garret Strating and
family and Mrs. Garret Kuis visited
at F. Timmer's on Friday.
John Kuperus was a Princeton
visitor on Monday.
Dr. Cooney was in town Saturday
making examinations for the Mutual
Life Insurance company.
W. M. Carpenter wens to Elk River
on Saturday morning and returned
in the evehing with a fine Shetland
pony. Boys never were happier
than his when they saw the pony
unloaded from the baggage car.
They had purchased the pony, cart
and harness, with their own money.
The boys have been driving two
young steers which were given to
them two years ago by their father.
They attended the circus at Prince
ton this summer and, after seeing
the ponies there, decided to sell the
steers and buy a pony. They will
attend the Foreston school this fall
and use the pony to drive to and fro.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Croffut and
two children of Pasco, Wash., came
on Wednesday evening to visit with
Mrs. Croffut's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. Meline. Mr. Croffut is an enWednesday
gineer on the N. P. railroad in
Miss Ida Meline came home Wed
nesday evening to spend a month's
vacation with her parents.
The board of directors of the
farmers' creamery held their busi
ness meeting Friday. This was the
largest July month the creamery has
ever had. The shareholders re
ceived 28 cents per pound for butter
fat for the month. Several of theonce,
patrons received checks of $100 orgestion
over. The creamery shipped 79 tubs
of butter this week.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Droogsma had
company from Iowa on Wednesday
E. S. Starkenburg and Geo. Alde
rink drove to Princeton on Saturday
J. A. Jetsinga made a business
trip to Milaca on Monday and drove
to Princeton Tuesday.
Mrs. Allen Jetsinga was a Prince
ton visitor on Thursday.
Twenty-two barrels of honey have
been shipped from this station this
summer, which brought a net sum
of $1,000. Honey is still being
brought in to be shipped, which
that Pease and vicinity is a
good bee country.
A. F. Groenveld has commenced
work on his new residence which he
build on the land purchased
from P. Pluimer. A. Bouma is dig
ging the cellar for him.
How did George Kiel happen to
see his neighbor's cattle out in the
road a little before daylight Monday
morning? That's all right, Gebrge,
but next time don't be so kind as to
their owner of it.
Miss Minnie Anderson, formerly
of Long Siding but now of South
Dakota, is a guest at the McDougall
Nick Johanson visited at Mc-
's one evening last week
What was the attraction?
George Lunn spent two evenings
of last week washing up his buggj
the next night he was seen tak
ing a drive down the line. Who
knows where he went?
J. A. Jetsinga drove to Milaca
with a traveling man for a hardware
house on Wednesday evening.
Mrs. W. H. Gee of Aitkin and herright
granddaughter are Vineland visitors
Holden and Willis Adams of Dessmack
Moines, Iowa, are visiting at Mrs.
Bergendahl's this week. They are
Mrs. Bergendahl's uncles.
Wanda Jager of Aitkin was theprise.
guest of Alice and Mabel Jorgen
sen last week.
A picnic was given on the lake
shore near Vineland last Saturday.
The day was spent in ball playing,
bathing and boat riding and a
bounteous dinner was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wallblom and
son Paul, autoed to Vineland last
Saturday to look after their land in
terests at Mobile bay.
Mr. and Mrs. John Grow are the
pioud parents of a baby boy.
Miss Helen Conroy of Anoka is
here on a visit with fiiends. Miss
Conrov foimerly taught in district 5.
Alonzo Eaiche of Minneapolis is
here on a visit with relatives and
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kekola of
St. Paul are visiting relatives and
F. T. Guderian lost two of his
valuable horses last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Savard and
son of St. Paul are guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Roche
David Wetter was in this com
munity this week putting up light
ning rods on the farm buildings.
Among the buildings wired were
those of O. Derry, David Eaiche,
Call Peterson, W7olf
evening and returned on Thursday
evening. They were accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. George Eaiche of Min
neapolis, who returned to their home
Eoy Dubuque of St. Louis Park
was a guest of Charles Raiche and
family last week.
Father Willenbrink of Princeton
was entertained at A. E. Grow'*s on
Fred Alderink of Pease was a
pleasant caller in this vicinity on
I OPINIONS OF EDITORS 5
Few and Far Between.
But They Will Not.
Guderian and Charles Raiche.
Friday was the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin, and it was cele
brated at the St. Francis Catholic
church. The music was splendid and
the altar was beautifully decorated.
During mass a class of small boys
and girls received their first holy
communion. Among them were
Louise Payette, Ethel and Gladys
Eehaume, Beatrice Zimpel, Ethel
Barnicka, Dorothy Grow, Mabel
Eaiche, Florence Eobideau, Bea
trice Eehaume, Christena Bullard,
Gertrude Eeibestein, Joseph Grow,
Arthur Eocheford, Gordon Corteau
and George Deggleman. On Sunday
the other class received its solemn
communion. The church was deco
rated with foliage and the flowers
were beautiful, as was also the
Attorney S. P. Skahen of Prince
ton and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Raiche
autoed to St. Cloud on Wednesday
THE PBIKCETON TJNIOK: THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1913.
The entirely honest people in this
old world, if they should all die at
wouldn't cause much of a con
at the golden gate. Carlton
If more people would use a good
hand rake on their lawns and back
yards they would not have much
time to flourish the muckrake.Red
Too Dense to Realize It.
Naturally they don't know it, but
the democrats are playing with dyna
mite every day, and the first thing
they know there will be an awful ex
So Do We.
We agree with Jas. J. Hill in the
statement that it is the cost of high
living that is balancing the bank ac
counts in red ink. The thing must
have an ending or a lot of fellows are
booked to get a jolt.Madison Inde
A Safe Bet.
''If Col. Roosevelt were in the
white house," says the Milwaukee
Sentinel, "th war with Mexico
would now be over." Well, hardly
that, but it seems like a safe bet
that it would at least have begun.
4. 4 4.
The Public Sentiment.
What in the name of thunder do
we care whether England, Germany
and Russia participate in the open
ing of the Panama canal. They can
go to the devil if they like. Their
failing to come in cuts no ice with
the people of the United States
Lake Crystal Union.
4. 4. 4.
Beware, Ye He-Asses.
Slit trousers are said to be coming
into style for men. We serve notice
away that the first fellow who
wears them within our vision is go
a nice, over-ripe henfruit
between the eyes. We refuse
to stand idly by and watch a full
grown he-person make a donkey of
himself.Winnebago City Enter-
State Fire Marshal's Report.
A copy of the sixth annual report
of the state fire marshal for 1912 has
been received and it is an interest
ing compilation. I gives, among
other things, the following informa
During the year 1912 fires number
ing 2,512 were reported to the depart
ment with an aggregate loss on
buildings and their contents of $3,-
823,251. In 1911 the loss totaled $5,-
665,688. The cause and origin of 304
fires were investigated in 1912, and
of this number 183 were classed as
incendiary, 36 as suspicious and 66
as unknown. "Undoubtedly," says
the report, "many fires, the causes
of which are given as unknown, are
really of incendiary oiigin."
Twenty-five persons were arrested
and charged with arson. Of these 10
were convicted, several acquitted,
and others are fugitives from justice.
A hundred and thirty were injuied
by fires and 45 fatally burned.
The report gives the number of
fires in Mille Lacs county for 1912
as 11 with a damage to the buildings
and contents as $15,075. The total
value of the buildings and contents
affected is placed at $34,825, and the
insurance carried was $18,800.
In the village of Princeton two
fires were investigated by the state
marshal's office in 1912one occurred
on April 15 and the other on Octo
ber 7. The first is classified in the
report as "suspicious' 'and the other
Captures a Bird-Animal?
Andrew Sjoblom and Bill Cordiner
were fishing at Blue lake on Sunday
when Andrew espied upon the sur
face of the water what he declared
to be a monstrosity like unto that
which he had seen in a Stockholm
museum. He rowed the boat slowly
to the place where the bird-animal
was seen floating upon the water but
when he arrived there it had disap
peared. Throwing off his coat, he
dived to the bottom and succeeded
in capturing an ornithorhynchus
anatinus, a native of Australasia,
and the only specimen ever seen on
the western continent. Whether
this story, which was told by Mr.
Cordiner, is true, we know not but,
personally, we do not believe it.
Real Estate $23,532,623.87
Mortgage Loans 130,691,244.47
on Policies 80,059,863.76
TOTAL. ADMITTED ASSETS
Does This Picture
XTOW is the time to enjoy
again those happy days
pent in field shooting. Yo
can be sore of getting your
share of the birds if you
use one of the "tlinHir loads
W tiave them aO. and every
other item of sportsmen
Mcllhargey Hardware &
T. J. KALIHER
If you contemplate selling your
Horses, Cattle, Farm Machinery,
Household Goods, etc., call and get
my rates. v *p
I am now prepared to furnish
monuments in all sizes, de
signs and materials.
RECORD OF 191 2
The close of the 70th year of the oldest company in America shows amourt of insurance in force
$1,550,888,063a gain of $45,913,401and an increased amount of new insurance pail for during the year,
$157,067,823, including restorations, increases and dividend additionsa gain of $16,^53,452. Other notable
features of the year's record are:
Admitted Assets, $599,125,046.26 Total Income, $86,446,513.74
Policy Reserves, 482,570,537.00 Total Disbursem'ts, 71,672,098.91
Payments to policyholders, $60,965,488.96, include dividends paid to the amomt of $15,006,280.25
while the sum of $17,368,046.93 has been apportioned for dividends payable in 1913an increase over the
amount paid in 1912 of $2,361,766 68, and a larger sum than has ever been apportioned for dividends in a
single year by any other company in the world.
Balance Sheet December 31st, 1912
Interest and Rents, due and accrued 6,550,812.81
Premiums in course of collection 4,072,051.09
Cash, ($1,889,812.84 at interest) 2,196,742.05
Deposited to pay policy claims 613,566.93
Net Policy Reserves 3482,570,537.00
Our Policy Liabilities 8,902,784.95
Premiums, Interest and Rent paid in
Miscellaneous Liabilities 392,870.94
Estimated Taxes, Licenses, etc., pay
able in 1913 801,752.46
Dividends payable in 1913 17,368,046.93
Reserve for future Deferred Dividends .74,682,996.84
Reserve for Contingencies i2,546,662.02
$599,125,046.26 TOTAL LIABILITIES $599,125,046.26
The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
HOnE OFFICE: 34 NASSAU STREET, NEW YORK CITY
GEO. M. RICKETTS, District Manager, 213 Phoenix Bldg, Minneapolis
Cream Wanted I
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eries you get the highest price paid in i
Princeton. Our test and weight you will find
correct. Our buttermaker you will always &
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check before you leave if wanted. *j
A. C. SMITH
(Successor to Q. H. Gottwerth)
Prime Meats of Every Variety,
Poultry, Fish, Etc.
Highest market prices paid tor Cattle and Hogs.
Main Street, Princeton.