W. H. Ferrell & Co., Wholesale Potato
Dealers, Move Headquarters to
Minneapolis This Week.
The Firm Will Continue to be Repre
sented on the Local Potato
Market by Buyers.
The wholesale potato firm of ft. H.
Ferrell & Go. moved theii head
quarteis this week flora Princeton
to Minneapolis and the office fuini
tme and fixtures were shipped to the
latter place Tuesdaj. The business
has increased to such an extent that
it could not be conveniently dnected
from this place an}' longer, hence the
change. Princeton \illage suffers a
distinct loss in the removal of this
firm as it is one of the laigest whole
sale dealeis of potatoes in the north
Originallj the fiim operated under
the name of H. Rines & Co It
was established in the year of 1894
by the present successful manager,
Mr. W. H. Ferrell, who was associ
ated with the late Charles H. Rines
in the enterprise. At the outset the
firm owned no warehouse and onlj
one buying station was operated,
that being here in Princeton. The
company prospered from the start
and for ten years was successfully
operated under its original name.
In the year of 1904 Mr Ferrell pur
chased Mr. Rines' interest in the
business and the firm name was
changed to that of W. H. Ferrell
& Co. The firm established a repu
tation for reliability at the outset
and the volume of business trans
acted by this company has increased
steadilj At the present time W.
H. Ferrell & Co own 19 potato ware
houses and about 50 buying stations
are operated by the firm during the
Millard Howard and Erick Hy
lander will continue to represent the
compan} on the local potato market
and tbe will also have charge of the
local coal, wood and hay business of
For the past twenty years this
wholesale potato concern has been
an important business factor in
Princeton and its removal is to be
The Preus-Rines Contest.
The Preus-Rines contest case was
argued before Judge John H. Steele
of the Hennepin county district
court last week. Mr. Rines' attorney
objected to the jurisdiction of the
court claiming that the case had not
been properly transferred from Kana
bec county. The supreme court
overruled the objection. Mr Rines
filed a bond of $5,000, and the com
pensation of the referees was fixed at
$5.00 per daj L. Wilcutts, a
first-class man bv the way, was
selected by Mr Preus as his referee
and Charles R. Norlin was selected
by Mr. Rines, and L. W. Young was
chosen bv Mr Wilcutts and Mr.
JNorlin as the third referee Later
JMi Norlin could not serve and a Mr.
JTunck was appointed in his stead.
The recount of the votes of St.
Louis county commenced at Duluth,
Mr Rines can rest assured of a
square deal in Judge Steele's court
Judge Steele is able, honest and con
scientious, and no influence can be
brought to bear that will cause him
to swerve a hair's bieadth from what
he considers to be his duty.
The clerks employed in the store
of A. E. Allen & Co. motored up to
Mille Lacs lake Sunday morning and
passed the day enjoying the beauties
of that region. Boating and bathing
were indulged in. Chas. Wick
lander's launch was used and the
outing party was unanimous in voic
ing praise to Mr. Wicklander. Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Morneau entertained
the outers at dinner and Mrs.
Morneau served a sumptuous repast
to which all did full justice. The
hospitality of the Morneau's was
duly appreciated by the clerks and it
added to the pleasures of a thoro
ughly enjoyable day. The return
trip was made in the evening and
all pronounced it the best time ever.
Nay the Good Work Continue.
Various localities in Minnesota are
beginning to realize the importance
of improved highways and there is
no doubt but what there has been
more volunteer road work done in
Minnesota this season than during
any previous summer The follow
ing from the Menahga Journal shows
that citizens of Wadena county are
thorougnly awake to the prime
necessity of good roads:
"From the standpoint of- road nm-
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provement the work undertaken
Monday was undoubtedly the most
successful of any like undertaking
evei attempted in these parts.
Runebeig people turned out with 22
men and 15 teams and finished up
seven miles of road running from the
Runebeig town line west on the
main tiaveled road out that way.
Menahga not being able to get enough
teams for Monday, sent out men and
teams Saturday and more Monday.
The will also do some more work
on the same load. As it was they
repaired all bad places from where
Runeberg left off at the town line,
east to the state road just south of
the Meek farm.
'Those who have been over this
something like ten or twelve miles
of road, say that most excellent work
was done all along and that many
places which were near impassable
during wet spells will now be good
roads almost regardless of weather
Jones Bros. & Wilson's Shows.
Unlike an} other show ever pre
sented, is Jones Bios, and Wilson's
Trained Wild Animal Show, embrac
ing the idea used by Hagenback's
Wonder Zoo, which has had such a
successful run at the Olympia in
London this past winter, combined
with a number of high class Euro
pean aerial, acrobatic and equine
performances staged under canvas on
the style of an American circus.
Two rings, an elevated stage, and a
large steel arena will be used for the
presentation of these performances.
The performance will run to
trained animal acts, both wild and
domestic, and will include some of
the most sensational acts before the
public today. High class acrobatic
and aerial performnaces are inter
woven in the program, introducing
20 funny clowns. The shows will ex
hibit in Princeton, Thursdaj, July
Cure for Ivy-Poisoning.
The Wahkon Enterprise is lespou
sible tor this
'One of our village subscribers in
forms us that he recently obtained
from the Indians the simple treat*
ment used by them for ivy poisoning.
They take the leaves of the plain*
taina common dooryard weed
crush or bruise them as much as
possible by working them between
the palms of the hands, then put
them in a dish and pour boiling
water over them. As the Indian
expressed it, 'Steep them, same as
white man makes tea, but do not
let them boil.' Apply this 'tea' to
the affected parts, say, before retir
ing at night, and again in the morn
ing These two treatments are said
to effect a complete cure."
While we do not vouch for the
efficacy of the remedy for ivy poison
ing given abovet it is simple and
harmless and is worth trying.
Federals Win -Another.
The Isanti juveniles were de
feated for the third time this season
by the Princeton Federals. The
game was played at the local fair
grounds and the final score was 8
to 5. Isanti was determined to win
this contest and appeared on the
scene of conflict with two Cambridge
stars (Gillespie and Engberg) in
their line-up. The Federals, how
ever, were masters of the situation
at all stages of the game and won in
a walk. The Federals will be forced
to seek older talent for opponents,
as they have squashed the hopes
of all the youthful ball teams in this
section of the state.
A farewell reception was tendered
Mrs. W. H. Ferrell by the Dorcas
society of the Congregational church
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Campbell yesterday afternoon. The
W. H. Ferrell family will leave
shortly for Minneapolis, where they
will make their future home and the
affair was an appreciation of Mrs.
Fersell's activities in church work.
Mrs. Carleton, on behalf of the
Dorcas society, presented to the
guest of honor a beautiful serving
tray as a token of esteem. The
a'fternoon was pleasantly passed in
social chat and delicious refresh
ments were served.
Last evening at the home, of the
bride's mother, Mrs. Margaret Hay
den, in Elk River occurred the mar
riage of Mr. Walter G. Grierson, re
cently of Princeton, to Miss Ruth
Hayden. The ceremony was per
formed in the living room, under an
altar of evergreens, by Rev. Frank
Atkinson of Little Falls, in the
presence of about fifty invited guests.
The bride and groom were unat
tended and were preceded to the
altar by Miss Golda Aldrich, as
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAI, JULY 23. 1914.
flower girl, carrying a basket of
sweet peas, and Master Lester" Carr,
ring bearer, carrying the ring in an
American Beauty rose. The bride
was attired in a gown of white em
broidered voile, trimmed with St.
Gall and Venetian lace, and
earned a bouquet of white roses and
lillies of the valley.
Immediately after the ceremony
and congratulations were over with,
all repaired to the dining room
where a bounteous wedding suppei
awaited them. Pink roses and car
nations constituted the table decora
The bride and gloom received
numerous beautiful presents and
the groom's gift to the bride was a
handsome gold pendant with a
diamond and pearl setting
The groom is well and favorably
known in Princeton, having been
employed as accountant with W. H.
Ferrell & Co., several jears. He is a
young man of excellent habits and is
extremely popular among his ac
quaintances. The bride formerly
taught in the Princeton schools and
is esteemed by scholars and parents
alike. The newly married couple
have the best wishes of a host of
friends in this vicinity^ foi future
success and happiness. Tney will be
at home to their friends at 1208
West Franklin avenue, Minneapolis,
after September 1st.
Oddfellows Install Officers.
At the regular meeting of the local
I. O. O. F. lodge last Monday even
ing officers elected for ensuing term
were installed. Deputy 'Grand
Master R. D. Byers was the install
ing officer. Prior to the installation
one candidate was instructed in the
mysteries of the initiatory degree.
Folio wing are the officers installed:
F. W. Manke, past noble grand A.
B. Gramer, noble grand Charles Ross,
vice noble grand E. P. Moeger, sec
retary J. C. Herdilska, financial
secretary G. A. Eaton, treasurer
Jos. Leathers, right support to noble
grand Otto Walteis, left support to
noble grand Harry Mott, right sup
port to vice grand O. B. Newton,
left support to vice grand Carl
Boyn, warden: Adna Orton, con
ductor S. A. Smith, chaplain
Andrew Sjoblom, right scene sup
porter John Sjoblom, left scene sup
porter Swan Olson, inside guardian
Wm. Miller, outside guardian S, E.
Vandevanter, degree master.
Former Santiago Woman Dead.
Mrs. Mary E. Luther, aged 44
years, wife of Herman Luther, suc
cumbed at her home Monday evening
at 8:15 o'clock, after a lingering ill
ness of more than a year. Death re
sulted from a cancer.
Mrs. Luther was born in Santiago,
and lived witr her parents there
during her youth. On September 23,
1889, she was married in this city
and has lived here since that time.
She is survived by her husband
and seven children, Merlyn, Feyne,
Gladys. Marjorie, Frank, Bessie and
Ruth, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Wire
of this city. She was a member of
the Relief Corps and the Royal Neigh
bors.St. Cloud Journal-Press.
Anniversary Club Entertained.
The Anniversary club was enter
tained by Mrs. C. A. Caley last
Tuesday evening. The affair was
planned in honor of Mr. and Mrs. A
R. Davis, who hereafter will make
their home in Minneapolis. Pro
gressive Five Hundred was played
and Mrs Henry Avery and Ira G.
Stanley were awarded first prizes.
Mrs. C. C. Warren and Dr. D. A.
McRae received the consolation
prizes. The evening was very
pleasantly passed and Mrs. Caley
served a delicious luncheon at 11
Harvest Hands Needed in Northwest.
Minnesota and North and South
Dakota need thousands of harvest
hands to cut, shock, stack and
thresh the bumper wheat crop.
Commercial organizations in several
middle west states have been noti
fied of the northwest's need and the
opportunities offered. "Good wages
with chicken dinners and other
favorable conditions.'' are promised
to those harvesters in the states
to the south who will follow the
ripening crops northward and be
here for the finish.
Mille Laos' Beauty Spot.
Izatys has a number of beautiful
summer homes, and several large
and handsome buildings are under
construction. The entire country in
the vicinity of Cove shows many
wonderful improvements during the
past two years, D. H. Fitzpatrick
has opened a light grocery and con
fectionery store in the midst of the
many summer homes, and should re
ceive a good business during the
summer season. Onamia Lake
Annual School Election is Held at
the Local High School Building
Interest Was Slight and L. c. Hum
mel and Wm. Bornholdt Were
Chosen as Directors.
The annual school election of in
dependent district No. 1 (Princeton)
was held last Saturday evening at
the high school building, but very
little interest was manifested in the
proceedings as there was onl\ one
ticket in the field. L. C. Hummel
was elected director for three years,
succeeding himself, and Brickton is
now represented on the school board,
as William Bornholdt of that place
was elected director for a term of
three years But 31 \otes were cast
and each of the above named candi
dates was the unanimous choice of
The members of the board of edu
cation of independent district No. 1
and their terms of office are as
follows- L. C. Hummel and Wil
liam Bornholdt. three years J, J.
Skahen and Fred Newton, two years
D. A. McRae and Benjamin Soule,
On Saturday, August 1, the board
will meet, appoint a committee to
fix the tax levj and elect a chair
man, clerk and treasurer. L. C.
Hummel is the present chairman, J.
J. Skahen is clerk and Benjamin
Soule is treasurer. All these gentle
men are thoroughly competent to
discharge the duties connected with
their respective offices and are fa
miliar with the work.
Treasurer Soule's financial state
ment, read on Saturday at the an
nual meeting, shows that the ex
chequer of the district is in a highly
satisfactory condition. The state
Cash on hand at beginning of year $9 297 15
Apportionment 3,463 97
State aid 500 00
Special tax collected 9 263 96
Local one-mill tax collected 456 72
Text book sales, fines etc 8 12
Interest on deposits 125 82
Miscellaneous 1 00
Total S25 321 79
Fuel and school supplies
Repairs and improvements
All other purposes
Cash on hand at end of year
1 610 71
$25 321 79
OI Interest to School Officers.
The following excerpts from the
state law governing the selection of
school officers in case of vacancies,
have been handed in for publication
by County Superintendent Ewing, at
the request of certain school officers
in the county:
VacanciesA vacancy in any
school board or board of education
elected by the people shall be filled
by tne board at any legal meeting
thereof until such vacancy can be
failed by election at the next annual
Same* Special ElectionIf the
board shall fail for ten days to fill
any vacancy* a special meeting may
be called for that purpose by ten
days' posted notice signed by three
qualified voters, freeholders or
householders of the district, setting
forth the object of the meeting.
Officers elected at such meeting shall
hold for the unexpired term.
It is not mandatory that the board
fill a vacancy within ten days and
they may fill it at a later time, but
should not do so after ten days and
after a meeting for the purpose of
filling such vacancy has been called
by three qualified voters. The va
cancy should be filled as provided
in section 1316, R. L.Young, May,
Where, at an annual school meet1
ing, there were two candidates for
district clerk, and each received
twenty-two votes, -the ballot re
sulted in no election, thus causing
a vacancy in the office of clerk, which
could be filled by the board within
ten days, and if not so filled, a
special meeting could be called for
that purpose, by ten days' posted
notice, signed by three qualified
voters, freeholders or householders of
the districts, and setting forth the
object of the meeting. Sec. 1317, R.
L. 1905.Simpson, July 21, 1909.
A Mental Delusion.
The Princeton Union says: "Every
daily paper contains a statement
from some member of the national
administration to the effect that
business is good. If business is
booming why is it necessary to con
tinually harp on the matter?"
Possibly the Union is mistaken.
What does the average businessman
or the many captains of industry,
who have come up from the ranks,
know of psychology? What they may
take as real, as a material condition
may be wholly subjective, merely a
Then again, maybe business men
do in fact know when business is
good and when bad.
have a more intimate and accurate
knowledge of their own affairs, of
the volume of their trade, whethei
it is less oi more, than even a cab
In this county there is one pe
culiar situation. The United States
Steel corporation, though its quar
terly leports show a large deficit, has
not cut wages. It is still paying its
common labor the same wage as in
recent years of unquestioned pros
perity, while other large employers of
labor find no difficulty in getting
men at from 75 cents to $1.00 below
Possibly the '-trust" is up in
psychology, while the others are poor
ignorants. who take advantage of
the hallucinations of the working
men, Anyway, business is as it is
and the causes are what they are.
Even a cabinet officer cannot dis
pute this,Duluth News-Tribune.
Pleads Guilty to Criminal Offense.
Chris Olson of the town of Hay
land was brought before Justice
Vaaler of Milaca last Thursday, on
complaint of Alfred P. Johnson,
charged with furnishing intoxicat
ing liquor to a minor. Defendant
put up no defense at the preliminary
hearing and was bound over to the
grand jury, bail being fixed in the
sum of $200. Olson could not furnish
bail and was taken to Princeton Sat
urday by Sheriff Shockley. On Mon
day the defendant notified County
Attorney McMillan and Sheriff
Shockley that it was his desire to
enter a plea of "guilty'' at once and
he was taken before Judge Roeser at
St. Cloud the same day. Besides the
county attorney and sheriff, Clerk
of Court King and attorney S. P.
Skahen were present at the St.
Cloud hearing. Attornej Skahen
was defendant's attorney ancLthja
others attended in an official capa
city. Olson entered a plea of guilty
and Judge Roeser sentenced him to
pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecu
tion or in default thereof to serve 60
days in jail The fine was not paid
and defendant was taken down to
the Hennepin county jail this morn
ing, by Sheriff Shockley, to serve his
Orr and Partners Win.
Last Friday the state supreme
court handed down a decision which
means much to Hon. Charles N. Orr
and his law partners, Messrs. Her
man P. Stark and Charles E Collett.
The decision confirmed the title of
Orr & Co. in a valuable iron ore
property near Virginia in this state.
A complete resume of the compli
cated case was given in the Union
some time ago. The interest that
Orr &Co. have acquired is estimated
as worth half a million dollars.
From what we knew of the case we
did not see how Orr & Co. could lose.
The Union heartily congratulates
Orr, Stark & Collett on their sub
stantial victory. The Union has
always said that Charley Orr "would
get to the front. His Princeton
friends are proud of him.
Board of Equalization Meets.
The county boaga of equalization,
composed of the bounty commission
ers and the county auditor, has been
in session this week. An adjourn
ment was taken on Tuesday evening,
but the board will reconvene Friday
as its labors are not completed. It
is entirely probably that the personal
property assessments will remain
unchanged, and it is not expected
that the moneys and credits returns
will be changed. Following are the
changes made in real estate assess
ments, prior to adjournment: Borg
holm, raised 3S% per cent Dailey,
raised 10 per cent Milo, reduced 10
per cent Onamia township, reduced
10 per cent Princeton township, re
duced 10 per cent.
AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL.
Claire Lowell, who was operated
upon yesterday for acute apppendi
citis, is doing nicely.
Robert Lynch of Zimmerman, who
entered the hospital Sunday to re
cei\e treatment for a carbuncle, is
Mrs. Nels Nelson of Glendorado
was admitted to the hospital Sunday
fox medical treatment.
Louis Gofield of Glendorado, who
has been critically ill the past week
with pneumonia, is somewhat im
VOLUME XXXYIH. NO. 31
I OPINIONS OF EDITORS
Deplorable, but True!
It is surprising how much more
comfortable a plain pine plank on
the bleachers is than a softly cush
ioned seat at church.Mesaba Miner.
Indefensible Under Any Circumstances.
There would not be so much criti
cism of Governor Eberhart for "ad-
vertising the state" if he were not
pocketing the receipts.Fergus Falls
5* i S
Another Lie Nailed.
It's a base slander! There is no
truth whatever in the report that
women's dresses this season are to be
made so tight they will have to be
worn inside.Stewartville Star
Doubts the Sanity of the Kickers.
Any man who wants the Dunn
road law repealed is not familiar
with the improvement it has made
in roads, or else he is a fit subject for
examination for insanity in the pro
bate court.Le Sueur News,
Vision Obscured by Greed.
There are people in this world who
but for the dollar they hold before
their gaze might see so much more
of the real beauty of life beyond.
There is more in this life than the
mere hoarding of pelf.Mankato
Will Soon Be United.
The manner in which the Bull
Moosers are dropping back into the
republican party is an indication
that the "wedge has been found
which split the party" and by an
other presidential campaign the two
factions will doubtless be united.
Redwood Falls Sun.
In every paper in northern Minne
sota we read that the particular
town in which it is published had
the biggest and best Fourth of July
celebration in its history. Which
-goes to prove that there are no
boosters equal to the newspaper ed
Resting on Their Oars.
No, gentle reader, the candidates
are not dead nor are they in retreat.
It is only the "lull before the
storm," and when the storm does
break it'll be a veritable cloudburst.
You'll have aplenty of the "glad
hand" business before the final
Frank Will Soon Make an Opening.
Col. Roosevelt begins to think that
he is the republican party again, and
Frank Day is on the fence waiting
for an opening. Either of them
could easily discount the prodigal
son, not only demanding the fatted
calf, but also per diem and mileage
for the time they were away from
home. The rear seats are still re
served for backsliders.Hastings
Had a Friend Do the Kicking.
A Foy young man won a bride by
mail. And yet some folks kick on
two-cent postage.Bemidji Sentinel.
An amorous Lothario residing in
this vicinity won a mail order bride
and it cost him about $600 to pry
loose. Kick on two-cent postage?
Never. Just hired a friend to do the
kicking in a secluded back yard
where the echo and the grunt reached
the upper key of satisfied satisfac
tion.Hubbard County Journal.
Somebody Must be a "Jonah."
Among those from Princeton who
passed Sunday at Mille Lacs lake
were Walter Peltier, A. G. Oster
berg, Robt. H. King and Frank
Bibeau. They went up Saturday
evening in Jay Smith's automobile
and, aside from a trivial breakdown,
nothing occurred to mar the pleasure
of the excursion. About two miles
south of Onamia the automobile at
tempted an aerial flight and was
partially successful. However when
it landed on terra firma again the
strain was too much for the rear axel
and it snapped in two. The party
was forced to walk to Onamia, as
even the Indians refused to assist
them. The noble redmen are pos
sessed of powerful memories and they
doubtless remember a former occasion
when Bob King hired them in a like
emergency and paid them off in
Peerless chewing tobacco, instead of
giving each one a dollar, as promised.
After arriving at Onamia they re
freshed themselves at a soda fountain
and were none the worse for their
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