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THE COUNTY BOARD
Contract Awarded for Construction of
Steel Bridge Over Rum River
West of Lone Siding.
Committee on Improvements Author-
ized to Order Cement Walks
Laid at Court House.
The Mille Lacs county commission
ers convened in adjourned session on
Monday with all members, viz., John
Dalchow, L. S. Libby, John McClure,
C. E. Erickson and O. H. Uglem pres
The first matter which came up for
consideration was the awarding of a
contract for constructing a bridge
over the West Branch in Sec. 7, town
of Princeton, three-quarters of a mile
west of Long Siding. The bridge at
that point is known as the Taylor
bridge. Representatives from nine
bridge-building firms were present and
a bid was presented by each for steel
structures with an eighteen and six
teen-foot roadway. The bids ranged
from $2,050 to $2,444 for a bridge with
a sixteen-foot roadway, this being the
kind of bridge which was ultimately
decided upon by a joint vote of the
county commissioners and the super
visors. The vote was 5 to 3. The
contract was awarded to the lowest
bidder, the Hewitt Bridge company
of Minneapolis, and the firm selected
entered into agreement to complete
the bridge by June 1, 1907. The
highest bid, $2,444. was put in by the
Twin City Bridge company. Accord
ing to contract the bridge will be of
75-foot span with the supports of pil
ing and a backing of concrete. The
town of Greenbush will build the west
approach to the bridge and the town
of Princeton the approach on the east
side, and the town of Princeton will
pay one-third of the cost of the bridge.
The question of repairing the Mille
Lacs lake ruad from the north line of
the town of Page to the south line of
the town of Onamia was considered,
and a motion prevailed to make the
necessary repairs forthwith as more
expense would be incurred if left until
the frost goes out of the ground. Re
pairs to this road have been made
necessary by the large number of
heavy wagons engaged in transport
ing material for the Soa extension
which have recently passed over and
cut up the thoroughfare.
L. S. Briggs presented his bond
for $1,000 as required by law for a
judge of probate, and the same was
approved and ordered placed on file.
In the matter of the petition of Al
bert Riebe and Amelia Adams for re
surveying and subdividing section
27, town of Bogus Brook, R. S.
Chapman was appointed surveyor and
June 17 designated as the date upon
which said work shall begin.
The next matter taken up was the
granting of license to Peter Soder
and H. McCuaig to sell intoxicat
ing liquor at Onamia and Lawrence
respectively. There was considerable
discussion over the amount which
should be stipulated for such license,
Commissioners McClure and Uglem
arguing that $1,000 would be a fair
sum and Commissioners Libby and
Erickson holding that $700 was suffi
cient A motion by J. W. McClure
to make the license $1,000 per annum
and limit the number of saloons to
one in each township was lost. A
motion was then introduced by L. S.
Libby to fix the amount of license at
$700 per annum without limitation as
to the number of saloons. The mo
tion carried by a vote of 3 to 2,
Chairman Dalchow casting the decid
ing ballot. Soder and McCuaig were
thereupon granted licenses.
George T. Short of Milaca made
application for correction of assess
ment and abatement of taxes on block
4, village of Milaca for the year 1906.
The request was refused.
Commissioner Uglem was appointed
a committee to investigate the case of
Algot Rundquist, a county charge,
who is now at the Northwestern hos
pital. Rundquist has been provided
for by the county for the past year
and a half, during which time he has
been unable to work.
Albert Anderson of Milaca and Al
bert Morehouse of Foreston were
granted auctioneers' licenses.
At the request of A. C. Wilkes the
fee of $5, which he paid for the pur
pose of having his name placed on
the official ballot at the November
1906, election, was ordered refunded.
P. M. Woodward, court stenogra
pher, requested that a duplicate war
rant be issued for his December sal
ary, as the warrant forwarded to him
by the county auditor was not by him
received. Upon motion it was so or
In accordance with section 4, revised
DR. SMALL'S SISTER DEAD
laws of 1905, a county board of health
for unorganized townships was
pointed and the following officers
named: Dr. H. P. Bacon and Com
missioners C. E. Erickson and J. W.
L. S. Libby and O. H. Uglem, the
committee on improvements, received
the unanimous consent of the board to
have such walks as are necessary laid
alongside of the court house property
and a new approach to the main en
trance put in. In accordance there
with the committee will order the con
struction of a cement walk, extending
the full length of the grounds, on
First street and a cement approach
leading from such sidewalk to the
main entrance of the court house.
The plank walk now in use on First
street will be removed to the west side
of the court house. The new walks will
be put in on the regulation grade and
work will commence on them within a
In addition to the disposal of a
number of bills the above business
constituted the principal work of the
session. The board adjourned on
Mrs. Geo. Winslow of Zumbra Falls Suc
cumbs to Attack of Measles.
Yesterday morning Dr. Small re
ceived a telegram from Zumbra Falls
conveying the sad tidings that his
sister, Mrs. George Winslow, had
died the night before at 10 o'clock.
Dr. Small and his father, Captain
N. Small, left here yesterday morning
for Zumbra Falls.
Mrs. Winslow was 58 years of age
and the only daughter of Captain N.
Small of Princeton. Her death re
sulted from an attack of measles.
Three children survive her, one son
and two daughters, namely, Harry
Winslow, Belie Winslow and Florence
(married), all of whom reside upon
farms in the neighborhood of Zumbra
A Useless Bridge.
The bridge across the Rum river in
the south end of town is again impass
able. The recent high water washed
away^he western approach and badly
wrecked the bridge itself. The spaces
between the bents are so narrow that
the driftwood lodged and forced the
current around the west end of th
bridge and the approach on that side
was washed away. The road leading
to the bridge from the west is gullied
out in many places. It will require
an expenditure of several hundred
dollars to make the bridge and apintoxicating
proaches temporarily passable, and it
would require several thousand dol
lars to make permanent improve
ments. The bridge should never have
been located where it is in the first
place. The ground on the west side is
low and is bound to overflow when
the river is high. Then the channel
of the river should not have been ob
structed. The piling is so close to
gether that the driftwood catches and
deflects the flow of the river. If the
same amount that was expended on
that bridge had been utilized in the
improvement of the old road leading
to the East Branch bridge the travel
ing public would have derived far
greater benefits. A distance of a mile
or so on a good road is a matter
of small consequence. Steps should
be taken to save the remnants of the
bridge before the next high water
sweeps it away.
The bridge and its approaches are
in the town of Princeton and the town
of Baldwin is under no obligation
whatever in the matter.
Would you ]oin Christopher Colum
bus in discovering America if you
knew what you know today? Do you
want to help discover "Wealth" at
International Falls, Minnesota?
This town, towards which two rail
roads are racing to get in before July
4th this year, is going to be a wonder.
It is truly the "City of Destiny." A
horse power of 30,000 8,000,000 cords
of pulp wood material immediately
avialiable five thousand million feet
of pine and spruce over one hundred
million bushels of wheat to grind
four million dollars being invested in
dam and mills. This town of 800
people will soon need 12,000 men to
carry on its industries. Will you be
one of the first? Lots only three
blocks from business center can nowwhy
be bought for $200.00$20.00 down,
$46.00August 1st, balance one and two
years. Write at once for books and
maps to Edmund G. Walton, Townsite
Agent, Room No. 5, 114 So. 4t St.,
Minneapolis, Minnesota. When writ
ing mention this paper. 17-6t
No Dam This Year.
The much of talked Otsego dam on
the Mississippi will not be built this
year. A $75,000 law suit is pending in
the federal court and until litigation
ceases there is no prospect of work
being commenced on the dam.
Participants in High School Entertain-
ment Acquit Themselves in
an Admirable rianner.
Attraction of Evening.
sunflowers" with blackened faces
proved the greatest attraction on the
program. They were splendidly
drilled and with their sweet voices
were truly enchanting. These little
girls also appeared in a negro lullaby
and other numbers which were equally
well received. Fremont Woodcock
sang a vocal solo in his usual superb
manner and Miss Gladys Neumann
gave a reading which would do credit
to a professional elocutionist. The
selection by the ladies' quartet was
good and the reading by Miss Ida
Schmidt well received, while the
vocal solo by Miss Brown was excel
lently rendered. Sixteen girls in the
flag drill, "Star Spangled Banner,"
brought forth a vociferous round of
applause of which the participants
were fully deserving. Miss Mary
Newbert's reading was delivered in a
manner highly creditable and Herbert
Anderson's violin solo was worthy of
an Ole Bull. A piano duet by Misses
Scheen and Woodcock and a reading
by Lisle Jesmer were fully up to the
standard and the selections by the
male quartet splendidly executed
The orchestral selections were also of
a high standard. Mrs. Ben. Soule
accompanied the vocalists on the
piano. She is one of the best pianists
in this part of the country.
Entertainments of this sort are at
all times highly interesting and the
talent, as a rule, surpasses that of
traveling concert companies.
High License and Restriction.
County Commissioners McClure and
Uglem made a gallant fight against
the issuance of licenses for the sale of
.drink at Onamia and
Lawrence, but they were outvoted.
Messrs. Uglem and McClure also
tried to have the license fee fixed at
$1,000 and not to issue more than one
license in a township, but again they
were outvoted. As between "blind
pigs" and licensed saloons the latter
are preferable. But the suggestion to
restrict the number of saloons and fix
the license fee at $1,000 should have
been adopted. It would have been
better for all concernedbetter for the
saloon-keepers and better for the com
munity. The man who is required to
pay $1,000 for the privilege of dis
pensing intoxicants will make it his
business to see that no liquor is dis
posed of surreptitiously, and he could
not afford to violate the lawhe
would have too much money at stake.
If two or more saloons can exist and
pay a license fee of $700 each, cer
tainly one saloon could well afford to
pay $1,000 for a monopoly of the busi
ness in a township.
As long as a majority of the com
missioners determined to grant li
censes it would have been better to re
strict the number of saloons and
pose a stiff license fee.
Big Printing: House at Cambridge
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1907.
Ten Little Girls in Negro Character Game an Interesting One and Prince
Songs Prove to be Greatest
The program presented by the high
school pupils in the assembly room on
Friday evening was rendered in ex
cellent form and those who partici
pated are entitled to much praise, -j enthusiastic supporters of each team
From the beginning to the end of the
entertainment not a hitch occurred
everything proceeded in a manner
which evinced careful preparation
The ten little girls who appeared as nines, the score standing 1 to 0
favor of Princeton. In the next two
innings both teams went to pieces and
more scores were run in, the final be
ing 8 to 6 in favor of the home team.
It was an exceedingly interesting
game with the best of good feeling
existing between the teams.
It should be the aim of every one in
town to extend all possible courtesy
to visiting teams. Following is the
line-up and summary of the game:
W Eoos 2b
A Roos, cf
A Angstman, If
Heilig Boe 3b
Wilts N Grady,
S Grady If
Articles of incorporation of the
North Star Printing company are be
ing published in the Cambridge Inde
pendent. The company is capitalized
at $25,000 and the general nature of
its business will be the printing and
publishing of newspapers, magazines,
periodicals and books in the Swedish His term expired on Tuesday
and other languages, to buy and sell
bookgy stationery, etc. The principal
place of business of the corporation
will be at Cambridge and a com
modious building for its accommoda
tion is in course of erection Cam
bridge is the center of a large Swedish
populatioA an^i there i*s no reason
the North Star Printing company
should not build up a profitable busi
The St. Cloud Journal Press reports
W. E. Hall as saying: "The village
of Lawrence is certainly booming.
Since the first of the year a new bank
and two new general stores have been
put in. As soon as conditions war
rant a new theater will be built. The
town now contains a population of 100
white people, 200 Indians and a ^float
ing popualtion of 300. Arrangements
are being perfected for the establish
ment of a newspaper in Lawrence.
SCHOOLS E AY BALL
First Battle of Season Between rillaca
and Princeton Highs Pulled
Off Here on Saturday.
ton Boys Are Victors in
Score of Eight to Six.
On Saturday afternoon the High
School Baseball team lined up
against Milaca for the first game of
the season and a goodly number of
were on hand to watch the contest.
The teams were closely matched and
up to the seventh inning the playing
would have done credit to college
4 4 4 4
4 4 4
4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4
Batteries, Burke and J. Angstman
Wilkes and Heilig three-base hit,
Shaw. Umpires, Carlson and I. E.
Dr. Cooney was on Friday sur
prised by the members of the Prince
ton Outing cluba club that passes
most of its spare time at Elk lake
park during the summer months and
of which the doctor is the president.
The evening upon which the club mem
bers called upon Dr. Cooney was the
anniversary of his birthday. He had
not, anticipated the gathering of the
clan, but it gathered and took posses
sion of the house. Dr. Cooney was
presented with sa pretty Masonic
charm and in a short, appropriate
speech thanked the members therefor.
A game of cards was suggested and
the^greater part of the evening was
passed in a whist contest. A nice
luncheon was served by Mrs. Cooney.
Llorton is Square Toed.
Speaking of Mr. Horton, he is
often referred to as the square-toed
member from Isanti county. He is
not numbered with the noisy ones or
with those who dearly love to hear
themselves talk, but he differs from
some of the others in the sense that
when he talks he has something to
say. His ever courteous manner and
gentlemanly bearing has won him a
host of friends. He is an ideal legis
lator in that he is entirely indepen
dent and is not tied up to any clique
or combination, but can consider every
measure strictly on its merits and
then vote his convictions.Cambridge
Fitzgibbons Again Arrested.
Sheriff Shockley went tp Stillwater
on Monday for the purpose of arrest
ing George Fitzgibbons and taking
him to the Hennepin county jail1
trial at the next term of court
in Princeton. An indictment was re
turned against Fitzgibbons by the
grand jury in this county in 1905 for
larceny, he having stolen twenty-five
dollars from his father-in-law, Alex
McDougall, but before the sheriff had
an opportunity of capturing him heeveningin
was arrested in St. Cloud for burglary
and sentenced to the penitentiary.
was re-arrested on a bench warrant.
Surrounded by Prairiefound Fires. that
Dr. Neumann ande Henri Avery
Beckeri, where the doctor had
been summoned, on Sunday. When
n^K.'Pi ft a tnKinn lira %*n s-w-i Uj3
a prariea fire which waas raging hand
entirely encircled them. Dr. Neuman
kpew that his only salvation would
be to drive through, the fire at the
narrowest point, and this he did. The
brave animals darted through the
flames at a gallop and came out of the
dilemma with but slightly scorched
Murdered In Cold Blood.
On Sunday morning Marshal
Cravens went forth with his rifle to
annihilate a black tramp dog which
had for a long time made its head
quarters upon the court house lawn.
Of late the dog had? conducted'itself in
a manner which led to the belief that
it was not perfectly sane. It would
grovel in the sand of the street and
devour such sand by the bushel. At a
meeting of county officials held in
Judge Briggs' office to pass upon the
disposition of the tramp it was de
cided that the village marshal be
called upon to assassinate it, although
there was a divided opinion among
the alienists as to whether the dog's
sand-eating propensity was the result
of insanity or starvation. After
firing four bullets into the animal it
became particularly frolicsome, albeit,
says Marshal Cravens, every bullet
took effect in its head. It gamboled
around on the lawn for awhile and
then dashed down the street at a furi
ous rate with Syd following at a dog
trot. Near Peter Wikeen's residence
the animal became exhausted from
loss of blood and Syd overtook it.
He fired three or four more bullets
into its head and it gave up the ghost.
I never saw a dog like it in all my
life," said Syd "i possessed as
many lives as four cats, and after I
had killed the poor old fellow I felt
sorry that I had not adopted it and
given it quarters in my woodshed."
Savory Lunch and Breath Disinfectants
Follow Battle ot Words.
Following the regular order of bus
iness on Tuesday night the Pythians
held a smoke social and engaged in a
debate as to whether a man with
moderate means was happier than he
possessing riches. Fifteen members
were arrayed on each side of the ques
tion and the debate was a hot one.
The scriptures, Shakespeare, Roose
velt, Bryan and Tom Lawson were
quoted by the opposing forces and Ed
Whitney told funny stories in an at
tempt to throw the contestants off the
track, but they kept at it hammer and
tongs until a halt was called by the
judges, who decided in favor of the
side which upheld the man of moder
ate means. A lunch consisting of
pigs' feet, smearcase, Norway herring
and other delicacies was then de
voured and, after disinfecting their
breaths, the boys started for home to
make excuses to their wives for being
out so late.
England's Roast Beef.
All the world has a mouth watering
.when it hears of the "Toast beef old
England." When Henry Edward
Crampton, Ph. D., professor of zool
ogy, was delivering his series of lec
tures on the "Doctrine of Evolution
Its Basis and Scope,"he gave the
following explanation to a wonder
ing audience in Cooper Union: "The
roast beef in England is so good be
cause they have so many old maids
over there. The old maids keep cats.
These cats, running free, catch the
mice which make eternal warfare on
the bumble bees. The bumble bees
fertilize the soil which grows sweet
clover, the finest possible forage for
cattle so you see it is really due to
the old maids that there is such fine
beef in Great Britain. "New York
A Typewriter Expert.
Thomas A. Edison criticised at At
lantic City a scientific writer. "He is
a fine chap," said the inventor, "but
he knows nothing about machinery.
His knowledge of machinery is like
that of a business man to whom I
talked one day.
It was at the time when typewriters
had first come out, and the man hadmember
taken several on trial and was testing
them to see which, if any, he should
buy. 'Well,' said I, 'how do you like
those typewriters you are trying?'
"He shrugged impatiently. 'Oh,'
he said, 'they're all about alike. They
print well enough, but they don't spell
one word in three correctly.'
.Robert Byers Fights Fires.
Robert Byers presented the appear
ance of a smoked herring on Sunday
fact his wife failed to
recognize himwhen he returned from
fighting fire in his pinery on the
Brickton road. Ira Stanley also as
sisted in the attack, but the smoke
drove hint home early. He had how
ever acquired the complexion of an
Asiatic. Mr. Byers lost about twelve
cords of wood, which he had piled
upon the ground, and many ,of his
young trees were destroyed, but Robert
is a philosophical man and conse
quently thankful that he saved any
"It's in the world of politics," said
the talkative man, "that the truth of
the old saying, 'money talks,' is most
"Yes," replied the wise citizen,
"but if hush money would only talk,
what sensations we would have."
Tom L.awson'8 Great Story.
Look out for opening ^chapters of
Tom Lawson's great story "Friday
the Thirteenth,','in next week's issue
VOLUME XXXI. NO. 18
M. GUYETTE IS DEAD
One of Baldwin Township's Early Set-
tlers Passes Away at Home of
Daughter in Elk River.
Had Reached Good Old Age of Ninety-
Three and for Several Years
Was Totally Blind.
Morris Guyette, one of the oldest
settlers of Baldwin township, died at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W.
Hayden, in Elk River on Tuesday,
aged 93 years. Mr. Guyette had lived
with his daughter for about three
years, having moved to Elk River
from the farm upon which he had
resided in Baldwin since 1865. The old
gentleman had for several years been
The funeral services will be held at
the home of Mrs. Hayden in Elk
River this afternoon at 2 o'clock and
the interment will take place in Bald
Five daughters and a son sur
vive Mr. Guyette: Mrs. Batey,
Fergus Falls Mrs. Wheeler, Spencer
Brook Mrs. Hayden, Elk River Mrs.
Lougee, Brainerd Mrs. Erta, New
York and Ashley Guyette, Aitkin.
Morris Guyette was born in the
province of Quebec, Canada, on Sep
tember 6, 1814. He worked on his
father's farm until 18 years of age,
when he went to New York state and
engaged in argicultural pursuits on
his own account. He later returned
to Canada and purchased a farm upon
which he resided for twenty-five years.
In 1865 he came to Minnesota and set
tled upon a farm in Baldwin township.
Mr. Guyette was married on Decem
ber 23, 1837, to Mrs. Mary Douglas,
whose maiden name was Young.
County Superintendent's Notes.
It is the intent and purpose of the
school law that teachers must file with
the county superintendent their reports
for the year before being entitled to
the last month's pay.
Clerks should see that reports are
fully made out before issuing order.
A close observance of the law in this
matter will serve to prevent confusion
in closing the state report. Teachers
should also fill the neport in the bacfc-^
of register. The law is plain in the
matter, and teachers must not overlook.
Remember that one week from next
Saturday is the meeing in Milaca.
The program which will be presented
is well prepared and every teacher
who possibly can should attend.
Convention opens at 10 a. m., and
will probably close at 3 p. m., so that
all can get home early in the evening.
Princeton teachers have all ex
pressed a desire to attend, and reports
from the rural schools show that the
meeting will be a hummer from the
point of attendance. Those near Mil
aca are sure to be there. Let all at
Guy Ewing, County Superintendent.
Cards of Thanks.
For years the Union has refused
to publish "Cards of Thanks" on ac
count of services rendered at sickness
or death. Why thank others for do
ing what you would willingly do by
them under like circumstances? If a
neighbor has been kind to you when a
of your family has been re
moved by death thank that neighbor
either by word of mouth or by letter,
but do not do it through the columns
of a newspaper. "Cards of Thanks"
are in extreme bad taste.
Faith in Onamia.
Lars Erickson, who has been spend
ing a couple of weeks at Onamia, was
in town Wednesday on the way to his
home at Minneapolis. Mr. Erickson
owns a large part of the townsite at
Onamia and is platting the land into
lots. He is very confident of a bright
future for that town and it begins to
look as if his most hopeful expecta
tions will be realized with the -coming
of jfche Soo.Milaca Times.
Minnesota Makes Best Showing.
March failures were 3,136 involving
$32,000,000 liabilities, which is very
close to the 1906 record. Among "the
suspensions were 12 banks of $7,000,-
000 deposit liabilities, which shows
that the recent price panic in stocks
may have had some influence. Dun
remarks that "the most satisfactory
conditions in the western states were
shown in Minnesota. "Commercial
Clerk of Court King issued the fol
lowing marriage licenses since the
last publication of the Unyon:
April 19G. Einar Pearson of Milo
to Miss Caroline M. Olson of Milaca.
April 20Lester Shrode to Frances
May Grant, both of Princeton.
April 22Bennie Larson and Miss
Renajoison, both of Princeton.
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