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Farmers Decide to File Articles for In-
corporation of a Co-operative
Mercantile Company.
Deal Closed for the Acquisition of the
Peterson Property Another
Meeting Next Saturday.
At the adjourned farmers' meeting
held at the court house hall on Sat
urday afternoon for the purpose of
securing more subscribers to stock in
a co-operative mercantile association
which was practically oiganized on
Saturday, April 4, it was decided to
incorporate, but the amount of capi
tal stock was not then fixed.
J. H. Ciaft, chairman of the board
of directors, called the meeting to
oidei and stated its puipose to the
40 oi moie faimeis present. F. S.
Jarvis of the La Crosse Implement
company then ga\e a shoit talk on
the subject of co-operation. He said
he did not see any reason why a
farmeis' co-operative mercantile
companj should not be successful
provided the stockholder stuck to
gether and had a good board of
diiectors as well as a good manager.
He told them his company would be
glad to supply them with the faim
machineiy which it handled upon
the same terms which it supplied
other dealers, and answered a num
ber ot questions put by iaimers in
the audience.
Mr. Humphiej stated that stock
to the amount ot 15 shaies had al
ready been subscribed for and he
consideied it a good plan to endeavor
to get sufficient subscubeis at this
meeting to incorpoiate
Val Saussei said that the majority
of corpoiations chaigecl $50 a share
foi stock, and he thought that at $10
ihere should be no difficult} in sell
ing all the shaies neccssan ior the
puipo-so ot staiting business
A itcess v\as then taken so that
those who wished to add then names
to the stock subscription list might
so do.
Aftei the Iaimers had been can
vassed the meeting was called to
order and Secretary David Wetter
announced that the total number of
shares subscribed foi amounted to
S3, oi $830.
A motion to incorporate was then
put and carried.
In leterence to the option on the
Peterson propeitj it was stated that
Mr Biowei had agreed to extend it.
Maik was elected to fill the
place on the board of directors made
vacant bv the resignation ot Louis
Rust and the meeting adjourned.
A meeting of the board of direc
tors was held in the Peterson build
ing on Tuesdaj afternoon and the
amount of capital stock for which
The Farmeis' Co-operative company
-the name selected for the new oi
gani/ationwill incorporate was
u\ed in the sum of $10,000, the stock
to be nonassessable. The deal for
the purchase of the Peterson prop
ert\ has been closed and the articles
of incorporation are to be diawn and
published foithwith. David Wetter
was appointed a committee of one to
attend to the necessaiy work con
nected with the incoiporation of the
II. Ciaft is president of the
compam Val Sausser. uce presi
dent: II. A. Humphiej. secretary
and J. A. Foote, treasurei. To
gether with David Wetter, W. L.
Mark and A. E. Grow, these con
stitute the board of directois.
The next meeting of the company
will be held at the court house hall
on Saturday at 2 p. m. and every
one interested should put forth an
effort to be there.
Mrs. J. O. Fisher Remembered.
A purse of $36 was presented to
Mrs. J. O. Fisher by Mrs. II. C.
Coonej on behalf ol herself and other
friends as a mark of esteem, and last
Thursday evening another purse of
$16 was piesented to Mrs Fisher at
Allen's hall by G. A. Eaton, the
money ha\ing been contributed by a
number of people. Upon this oc
casion light lefreshments were served
to those present.
Mrs. Fisher left yesterdaj for
Ohio, where she will visit relatives,
and Rev. Fisher departed for Park
Rapidswhere he has been called to
take charge of the Congregational
churchthis morning. The very
best wishes of the many friends of
Rev. and Mrs. Fisher go with them.
During Rev. and Mrs. Fishei's
lesidence in Princeton they per
formed many worthy deeds, not the
least of them being that of securing
good homes for six orphan children.
Among the young people of the Sun
day school Rev. Fisher was a great
favorite. He established a club and
reading room for them and gave as
much time as he could spare from
his other duties to instructing them
in that which goes to make good
American citizens.
Sanford Dodge Pleases.
The following is an excerpt from
the Bemidji Daily Pioneer of April
3, 1914:
"Sanfoid Dodge Pleases Well
Known Actor Entertained Large
Audience Last Night.As has been
the case in each of his former ap
pearances here, Sanford Dodge
pleased the large audience which
was present at the Grand last even
ing. Three plavs were given, a
symposium of Othello, which Mr.
Dodge carried as only actors of ex
ceptional ability can "The Gover
nor's Lady," and "The Gun
Fighter." Thus those who attended
were treated to comedy, tragedy,
drama and melodrama. During the
evening Mr. Dodge was given an op
portunity to display the talent which
has made him one of the most prom
inent actois on the American stage.
Miss Adella Nickerson. leading lady,
is one of the best emotional actresses
that has ever visited this city."
Will be at Princeton, one night
onl\, Monday evening, April 20. at
Brands' opera house. Seats on sale
at A\er\ Clothing House. 17-1tc
Thomas Owens and Nellie Hill
weie manied on Tuesday afternoon
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hill, in this
village. Re\. E. B. Service per
foimed the ceremony. Mrs. Thos.
Tomlinson was the bridesmaid and
Thos. Tomlinson the groomsman.
A verj attractive gown of white
silk messaline trimmed with shadow
lace was worn by the biide and she
carried a bouquet of roses The
bridesmaid's dress was of white
ciepe de chine and she also carried
roses. Aftei the ceiemony an
elaboiate luncheon was seived. Mr.
and Mis Owens iecei\ed man} beau
tiful piesents.
The newlyweds left for Minne
apolis jesterday morning and expect
to make theii home that city.
The Union extends congiatulations
and wishes Mr. and Mrs. Owens hap
House Damaged by Fire.
The house occupied by Don Evans
in the south part of town was
slightlj damaged by fire on Tuesday
afternoon. The dead grass in the
yard was being burned off, and the
fire got beyond control and ignited
the tar paper on the south side of
the house. This burned readily and
set fire to the woodwork, but the
damage was light. The blaze was
put out before it attained
headway, otherwise the building
would have, at least, been badly
damaged. The fire department
made a quick run to the scene, but
when it arrived the fire had been ex
The Biggest and Best.
The fire laddies' dance at the
armory on Monday evening was cer
tainly the biggest and best ever
given by that organization. Not
withstanding the large number of
people who engaged in terpsichore
the big auditorium floor afforded
ample accommodation. The music,
by Potter's orchestra, was fisrt class
and much appreciated. Those who
won the 'three prizes were: Peter
Schmidt and Annie Norhng, tango
Gib Maggart and Hazel Scalberg,
waltz John Brennan and Laurena
Jesmer, two step. Ice cream and
other light refreshments were served
during the evening.
Farewell Party.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Steeves were
greatly surprised last Saturday
evening when over 50 of their friends
and relatives gathered at their home
to pay them a farewell visit. Games
and card playing were the amuse
ments and a delicious lunch was
served. Mr. and Mrs. Steeves were
presented with a fine rocker. They
expect to move onto their new farm
in Dalbo this week, and they will be
greatly missed in and around the
vicinity of Oxbow, having resided at
that place nearly 22 years.
Firemen Killed at Dawson.
A tremendous explosion which
shook the country for miles around'
occurred in the basement of A. G.
Helton's restaurant at Dawson, this
state, on Monday and, as a "result,
two firemen were crushed to death
by falling walls while another was
mortally injured. Injuries to two
other men are also reported. I is
believed that nitroglycerine was
stored in the building and the state
fire marshal is making an investiga
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY*, APRIL 16, 1914.
Elaborate Special Services in /lost of
Princeton Churches Beauti-
ful Floral Decorations.
Especially Fine flusical Program at
St. Edward's and a Cantata
at Methodist Church.
Easter Sunday was balmy and
springlike and consequently large con
gregations attended services in the
several places of worship in this
village, where special programs were
presented in commemoration of the
resurrection of the Savior.
Services at St. Edward's Catholic
church on Sunday morning were in
keeping with the great feast which
that church so appropriately ob
serves. The altar decorations were
profuse and artistically arranged,
and the vocal numbers by a choir of
25 trained singers, under the direc
tion of Mrs. C. A. Caley, were ad
mirably rendered, the solo parts be
ing especially good. In a logical,
forcefuul and masterly manner Rev.
Father Willenbrink delivered the
Easter sermon, taking foi his sub
ject, "Christ's Resurrection the
Foundation and Hope of Christian-
ity." The evening service was un
avoidably abandoned in consequence
of an urgent call Father Willenbrink
received from Sauk Rapids.
The Easter services at the Metho
dist church on Sunday morning con
sisted of an appropriate sermon by
the pastor and special musical num
bers by the choir. In the evening
the cantata. "From Cross to
Crown."' presented upon seveial
former occasions, was produced by
the choir in a ver pleasing manner
under the direction of Mrs. C. A.
Calej. The church was prettily dec
orated for the occasion by the ladies
of the congiegation.
At the Congregational church the
customaiy seivices we^e held both
morning and evening, appropnate
musical selections undei the direc
tion of Miss Anna Whiting adding
largely to their attiactiveness. "The
Power of the Resurrection" was
Re\. Fisher's theme for his sermon
in the morning. In the evening he
delivered his farewell sermon and it
constituted one of his very best
efforts. The church decorations were
simple but artistic and consisted of
azaleas, lilies and ferns, a grouping
sympolic of the death, resurrection
and life immortal of the risen Christ.
Services were conducted in the
German Lutheran church by Rev.
Eugene Ahl, who delivered an able
sermon on the significance of the
day. The floral decorations were
beautiful and the choral numbers ex
cellently rendered.
Laid to Rest.
The remains of Lydia M. Orton
brief mention oi whose death was
made in last week's Unionwere
brought from Onamia last Thursday
and interred in Oak Knoll cemeterj
beside those of her. husband, John
W. Orton, who died last fall, on Fri
day morning. Rev. Service con
ducted the solemnities and Under
taker George Ross had charge of the
funeral arrangements. The pall
bearers were members of Company
G, M. N. G. On Wednesday, April
8, funeral^services were held at the
Presbyterian church, Onamia.
Lydia M. Orton was born in New
York state in 1854 and was married
at Fort Covington, N. Y., in 1868.
With her husband she came to Min
nesota many years ago and settled
at Lake Benton, moving from
that place to Onamia in 1896.
She is survived by the following
children: Mrs. Jas. F. Warren,
Onamia Mrs. John W. McClure,
Stillwater Mrs. Scribner, Thief
River Falls George, Milton, Stacey
and Floyd Orton, Onamia Clarence
Orton, Vineland and Bert Orton,
Good Roads Day in Illinois.
The proper spirit was manifested
in Illinois yesterdayGood Roads
Day. Governor Dunne, members of
the Illinois legislature, judges, bank
ers, business men, school children
and scores of others yesterday began
the work of building the Lincoln
highway across northern Illinois,
from the Mississippi river to the
Indiana state line.
Every one of the scores of persons
who wielded a pick or shovel will
receive a check for one cent and a
card signed by Samuel Gompers,
signifying that he is an honorary
member of the American Federation
of Labor.
The celebration marked the be
ginning of road construction in
Illinois with state aid. In Cairo,
Aurora, Eloomington, Quincy, Mo
line and about 15 other cities, road
dragging contests were held and cash
prizes awarded to the winners.
Hundreds of smaller towns and
illages of the state participated in
the good roads celebration by hold
ing stone-hauling and road-dragging
contests. In every locality the
townspeople turned out in large
umbers and took part in the con
tests or assisted in working on the
As guests of the Chicago Motor
club, Governor Dunne and a party of
state officials left Chicago early yes
terday on a 130-mile automobile trip
to Sterling, 111. The party visited
24 cities in which good roads mass
meetings and celebrations were be
ng held.
Governor Dunne donned overalls at
Mooseheart, near Aurora, and offici
ally began the work of the Illinois
tretch of the Lincoln highway by
turning the first spade of gravel.
Dogs of War Are Growling.
The dogs of war are growing and
President Wilson is determined to
turn them loose unless Huerta sa
lutes the American flag, and Vera
Cruz and Tampico will be seized by
the Atlantic fleet which is now
steaming toward Mexico.
Not only the Tampico incident but
a long series of indignities offered to
the United States, to the conspicu
ous exclusion of other foreign na
tions represented in Mexico, has con
vinced the president and his advisers
that the United States has been
singled out for "manifestations of
ill will and contempt."
Official dispatches to Charge
O'Shaughnessy have been inter
cepted by the Mexican censor.
A ship's orderly ashore in full uni
form in Vera Cruz on business of the
United States was arrested and re
leased, while a nominal punishment
was meted out to the local officials.
These hitheito unpublished facts
were disclosed jesterday in an official
Piesident Wilson sajs that he
stands for peace, but is determined
to foice Huerta to recognize the
honor and dignity of the United
Four giant battleships, the Ar
kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey
Ifhd Vermont, and the gunboat
Yankton, sailed for Tampico, Mex
ico, from Hampton roads jesterday.
All but the Yankton weie their
wai paint of dull giay. They are
expected to reach Tampico Monday
night or early Tuesday. The trans
port Hancock, with 950 marines on
boaid, also sailed from New Orleans
for the same destination.
Gets Government Position.
P. L. O'Reilly has received an ap
pointment from the Philippine com
mission to travel in the United
States and solicit orders for the
goods manufactured by the natives
of the islands. He left for Washing
ton on Monday to receive his in
structions from the officials of the
insular department and ascertain the
territoiy to which he will be as
signed. Mr. O'Reilly has been keep
ing books in the Princeton State
bank. He is a very trustworthy
young man and Mr. Skahen re
luctantly parts with him. There is
a higher salary, however, attached
to Mr. O'Reilly's governmental posi
tion than Mr. Skahen could afford to
Back From Oregon.
Frank Schilling is back from Ore
gon on an extended visit. He says
that Oregon, so far as climate is
concerned, is a nice state to live in
after you become accustomed to the
long rainy seasons, and when you say
that you have said about all. Farm
ers, saj's Frank, do not realize nearly
as much from the products of the
soil as they do in Minnesotathe
majority of them make a mere liv
ing. Mr. Schilling does not advise
any Minnesota farmer to go to
Oregon, where living is high and the
prices paid growers for their prod
ucts lowa mighty bad combination.
Let Villa Do It.
According to the latest dispatches
from Juarez, Mexico, it will proba
bly not be necessary for Uncle Sam
to give the Greasers a drubbing.
Villa appears to be the master of the
situation. He has defeated the
combined forces of the federals,
numbering 15,000 men, killing about
3,000 of them, and is now hewing
his way through the canyons toward
Is Your Farm for Sale?
If your farm is for sale call in and
see us, as we are receiving inquiries
for both improved and partly im
proved farms. Now is the time to
list your land if you intend selling
this spring.
13-4te McMillan & Stanley.
Oust Palmer Arrested for Selling Beer
to a Minor and Peddling the
Stuff in Dry Territory.
He Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced by
Judge Roeser to Pay a Fine
of $200.00 and Costs.
Any person who attempts to
violate the liquor laws in the Prince
ton Sahara and escape detection and
prosecution will find that it cannot
be successfully accomplished, for
Sheriff Shockley is a second Pussy
foot Johnson when it coires to run
ning down such malefactors.
Gust Palmer of Minneapolis was
the first to become entangled in the
meshes of the law for illegally selling
intoxicants. I proved an evil day
for Gust when on Saturday, April 4,
he brought a wagonload of beer from
Zimmerman and peddled it on the
streets, selling one case to a minor.
The sheriff was not at home upon
this particular occasion, but when
he returned he was informed of the
occurrence and proceeded on a still
hunt for witnesses. As might have
been expected, they were not easy to
obtain, but the sheriff eventually
succeeded in procuring all the evi
dence against Palmer necessary to
Following a consultation with
County Attorney McMillan, Sheriff
Shockley, armed with the necessary
warrant, then proceeded to Zimmer
man and attached the person of Mr.
Palmer, who was brought to Prince
ton and arraigned last Thursday in
Justce Dickey's court. There he at
first waived examination and was
bound over to the grand jury in the
sum of $1,000, but later changed his
mfnd and expressed a desire to plead
guiltj and be taken before a district
court judge to iecei\e his medicine.
On Tuesda\ the shenff piesented
Palmer before Judge Roeser, who
is holding court at Foley, and he was
sentenced to pay a fine of $200 and
costs, or in default theieof to serve
eight months in jail. Defendant
was represented by Attorney S. P.
Every County Has Asses.
Evidently there are some benighted
people in Isanti county who find
fault with the new road law because
it does not provide for a macadam
ized road into every man's back yard,
foi Mr. E. S. Cahoon, chairman of
the board of county commissioners of
that county, is out with a letter in
the local newspapers in support of
the law. Mr. Cahoon is in a position
to know how unreasonable some peo
ple are. But if there is a county in
the state that will benefit by the new
law it is Isanti. Isanti, like eveiy
other county, has its share of kick
ers and chronic fault-finders, but
they are a small although a noisy
Has Narrow Escape.
M. M. Stroeter is home for a few
dajs pieparing for the pickle-grow
ing season. He has been down on
the Rio Grande and gradually came
north with the robins. Mr. Stroeter
ventured out upon a sandbar on the
Rio Grande for the purpose of tak
ing a snapshot of some ragged Mexi
can soldiers who were on the bank
opposite, but they drew their revol
vers and he decided to postpone his
photographic work until a more
auspicious opportunity presented
Tackling the Tango.
The tangoists did fairly well at
the firemen's ball considering they
had so short a period of time in
which to prepare for the contest. A
few steps were a trifle off, and the
slants, dips, revolutions, double
twists, reaches, slides, neck holds and
waist compressions were not strictly
in accordance with the teachings of
the maestro, but we expect to see
these errors remedied when the boys
and girls tackle the tango again.
Celebrates Birthday Anniversary.
The children and grandchildren of
Mrs. Bertha Manke assisted her in
celebrating her sixty-fourth birthday
anniversary at the home of her son
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Weeks, on Tuesday evening.
Musical selections were rendered
by Miss Mabel Weeks and Otto
Manke, a nice super was served, and
a very happy time was passed.
The marshal having relused to
longer lock the door of the postoffice
lobby at night, notice is hereby
given that on and after April 20 the
door will be locked at 9 o'clock.
M. M. Briggs,
Acting Postmaster.
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Sound Advice.
Back to the farmback to the old
style convention systemback to the
caucusback to the peopleback' up,
durn ye.Park Rapids Clipper.
A Risky Venture.
Some misguided capitalist is going
to build an expensive malting house
in Minneapolis. A man who will in
vest money in the brewing business
in these days will buy gold bricks
with the plating worn off.Cam
bridge North Star.
Enters the Enemy's Camp.
Some of the farmers down in Good
hue county do not take kindly to
Bob Dunn's new road law and went
to'-resulting." But this isn't all.
Bob goes right down to Goodhue
county and explains the operations
of the road Jaw to about 1,000
farmers, finding they had been mis
informed on many points.Park
Rapids Cilpper.
Honi Soit Qui Mai Pense.
Met Ed Smith in Minneapolis the
other day. Strange to say, he did
not have any horns on his head, and
his feet were not cloven, neither
was his breathWinnebago Enter
A good many times it is like that.
Lots of the evil we get in our minds
about men exist only in thejmagina
tion.West St. Paul Times.
4 4
A Deserving Word for Mary.
The Minneapolis Journal thinks
the brewers were kicked out of the
democratic state convention along
with Mary McFadden, but this has
not been officially confirmed by the
St. Cloud Times. Speaking of Mary
McFadden, there is more real democ
racy in her little finger than in the
heads of most of the kickeis on her
doctrines, and this without reference
to the merits of the suffrage proposi
tion.Little Falls Herald.
$- $-
Nor is He Drawing a $4,800 Salary
From the State.
Hemy Rines has caught his second
wind in the race for state auditor
and has started on a winning run.
Mr. Rines has no "barrel" to tap to
enable him to make a campaign of
traveling from day to day, and must
depend on the people who have
studied his recoid in public office
and are willing to boost his cause.
Prepare to give your vote to Rines
for state auditor and you will make
no mistake.Browns Valley Tribune.
Hassing's Observations.
The average man's arm is thirty
incnes long: the average woman's
waist is thirty inches around. How
wonderful are thy works, oh nattfre!
There is no market place that
charges so little for the accommoda
tion afforded as the want columns of
a good newspaper.
When a dog dislikes you he will
show his teeth and growl!when a
boy disliues you he will put his
fingers to his nose and wiggle them
when some men dislike you they'll
shake hands with you, buy you a
cigar, pat you on the back and wait
until you go outside before they
begin to knock you.
W. L. Vogan says judging from
the latest Paris creations that some
of our girls are sporting around the
streets these days it makes us think
that the ladies are not in style un
less they look as though they had the
cramps or were losing something.
And the sloppier the drapery the
more stylish it is.Carlton Vidette.
Ole Erickson of Dalbo is convales
cent after an attack of pneumonia.
Vivian Lind of Dalbo underwent a
delicate operation on Tuesday for
the removal of pus from under the
skull behind one of her ears.
John Lamp of Ogilvie is recover
ing from an attack of blood poison
ing due to an accidental wound on
one of his elbows caused by an axe.
Fay Bowles of Zimmerman, who
was operated upon last week for in
testinal obstruction, is convalescent.
Lulu Quickstrom of Dalbo, who
was operated upon last week for
peritonitis, is much better and will
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice, Princeton, Minn.,
on April 13: Mr. G. A. Tgorth, Mr.
Gust Foley, Mrs. Loi Anderson,
Please call for advertised letters.
M. M. Briggs, Acting Postmaster.

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