P.O. SAVINGS SYSTEM
Deposits at Local Postoffice Aggre-
gate About $500 and a Rapid
Increase is Expected.
Bonds Will Be Issued in January to
Those Who Desire to Exchange
Their Deposits Therefor.
Deposits are coming in slowly at
the postal savings depository here,
but it is expected that money will flow
in more rapidly as the public becomes
iamiliar with the working of the sys
tem. We understand that the deposits
now aggregate something like $500.
Following are a few of the salient
features of the system which will
prove valuable to those who con
template making deposits:
The postal savings system is estab
lshed for the purpose of providing
facilities for depositing savings at
interest with the security of the
United States government for repay
The faith of the United States is
bolemnly pledged to the payment of
deposits made in postal savings de
pository offices with accrued interest
as provided by the postal savings act.
Hence savings are absolutely safe.
Accounts may be opened and de
posits made by any person of the age
of 10 ears or over in his or her own
name and by a married woman in her
own name and free from any inter
ference or control by her husband.
No person can have more than one
account at any one time.
All accounts must be opened in
person by the depositor or his
authorized representative. After
opening an account a depositor may
forward subsequent deposits to the
postoffice by mail.
No person connected with the post
office department or the postal service
is permitted to disclose the name of
any depositor or give any information
concerning an account except to the
depositor himself, unless directed to
ao so by the postmaster general.
Deposits are evidenced by postal
savings certificates issued in fixed de
nominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $50,
and $100, which may be exchanged
for postal savings bonds on January 1
and July 1 of each year.
No person is permitted to deposit
more than $100 in any one calendar
month nor to have a total balance to
hi-, credit at one time of more than
$500 exclusive of accumulated interest.
Amounts less than $1 may be saved
for deposit by the purchase of 10-cent
postal savings cards and adhesive 10-
cent postal savings stamps. Each
postal savings card contains blank
spaces to which savings stamp may
be affixed from time TO time as
purchased, and a postal savings card
with nine 10-cent savings stamps thus
affixed will be accepted as a deposit of
$1 either in opening an account or in
adding to an existing account. This
should encourage children to save
Interest will be allowed on all de
posits at the rate of 2 per cent per an
num, computed on each savings cer
tificate separately, and payable an
nually. No interest will be paid on
money which remains on deposit for
a iraction of a year only.
A depositor may at any time with
draw the whole or any part of his de
posit to his credit with any interest
payable by surrendering savings cer
tificates, properly indorsed, for the
Savings deposits converted into
bonds are not counted as a part of
the maximum of $500 allowed one de
positor, and there is no limitation
upon the amount of available postal
savings bonds which may finally be
acquired by a depositor.
Further information concerning the
postal savings system may be ob
tained by application at any deposi
tory office. Eastern Minnesota Power Co
Rush City capital is largely in
vested in the development of the
modern hydro-electric power plant
of the Eastern Minnesota Power Co.,
active work for which is now under
way and will be pushed rapidly to
completion. The main generating
plant of the company is to be located
seven miles east of Pine City on the
Snake river. The plant will be
equipped with the most modern
electric and hydraulic machinery, the
first installation of which will be
about 1,000 horse power. The Eastern
Minnesota Power Co. was incor
porated in November, 1910, with a
capital stock of $200,000 the officers
and directors are J. C. Carlson, J. J.
Flynn, F. E. Smith, J. M. Allen and
Already franchises have been se
cured for seven of the surrounding
^.SAVINGSKYSTRM iltSL =T
company proposes to
supply all within transmitting
distance and also farmers along the
ilne. Approximately 100 miles of line
will be built. It is proposed, in
towns where there are steam electric
lighting plants to furnish the current
to the owners of the plant already
installed for them to distribute to the
consumer which can be done at a con
siderable saving to them over the
regular fuel bill.
The line to Braham will be com
pleted in about three weeks and cur
rent will be supplied to that town at
that time from the present plant that is
now operating: this line is exception
ally well built and will be the main
lead to Princeton via Grandy, Stanch
field and Cambridge, while a line will
be run from Cambridge to Isanti.
The transmission ilne to supply Har
ris and North Branch will be under
way in about ten days.Rush City
On to St. Cloud.
Mr. W. R. McKenzie, secretary of
the Northern Minnesota Development
association, writes the Union that
Mille Lacs county is entitled to three
delegates to the meeting of the associ
ation which is to be held at St. Cloud
on the 8fch and 9th of December. The
northern, central and southern sec
tions of Mille Lacs county should
each choose a delegate, and do so at
once. Of course other residents of
Mille Lacs county will be welcome to
attend the St. Cloud convention, but
it is necessary to have three ac
credited delegates who will take part
in the organization of the convention
and in the election of officers. The
commercial clubs of Wahkon and
Onamia, Milaca and Princeton should
take prompt action in the matter, and,
if possible, three representative
farmers should be chosen, but no one
should be selected as a delegate who
will not attend the convention.
Wikeen Tells One on Gaulier
Charley Gaulier came into town on
Monday with a load of wheat and,
after weighing it on W. H. Ferrell's
scales, proceeded to the St. Anthony
& Dakota elevator to dispose of it.
As Peter Wikeen emerged from his
office to receive the load Charley was
evidently surprised and exclaimed,
"So you are still here'accentuating
the 'you." "Yes," responded Pete,
"why not?" "Well," answered
Charley, I read in the Union that
Burgan would be in charge of the ele
vator and prepared to buy grain to
day, and it goes to prove to me that
newpsapers do not always tell the
truth." Charley had been reading
the Union 's column, "Twenty-Five
Ronneby Man Murdered.
The body of Ole Kjormoe, a young
farmer whose home was at Ronneby,
was found in the rear of a saloon at
East Grand Forks last week. He had
evidently been beaten to death and
robbed and his empty pocketbook lay
about eight feet away from the body.
Kjormoe left home several months
ago to work in the harvest fields of
North Dakota and it is believed that
he was on his way back at the time of
the tragedy. No clue to his assailant
has yet been found. He is survived
by a brother, Theodore Kjormoe, of
Ronneby, and two sisters, Mrs. Al
bert Wagner of Maywood and Mrs.
Henry Hanson of Glendorado.
Unredeemed Land Sale
The annual sale of unredeemed
lands in the county of Mille Lacs was
held at the court house on Monday.
The lands were those which have not
been bid in at delinquent tax sales
and were taken over by the state, and
the taxes were delinquent for at least
three years and in many instances for
a much longer period. In all there
were 20 buyers, viz., Harrison T.
Winter, who purchased 8 tracts
Henry Rines, Mora, 2 J. J. Webster,
1 Mary E. Libby, 1 G. A. Eaton, 4
L. M. Mann, 1 F. R. Burrell, 2 R.
W. Freer, 1. The total amount
realized from the sale was $307.02.
Horses That Will Suit You.
Next Monday my special represen
tative will arrive here with a carload
of young native mares which are
strong, sound, and adapted to vari
ous kinds of work. They have been
selected with great care from among
hundreds by an expert horseman and
they will stand close inspection. On
the whole these mares cannot be ex
celled in this part of the country. Call
at my barn on Monday and judge for
yourselves. 47-tfc Aulger Rines.
Deer and Dears
According to the Cambridge North
Star there is a greater demand for
licenses for deer than there is lor
dears in Isanti county, and there are
many nice dears in our sister county,
too. One good Isanti county dear is
worth more to a sensible young man
than all the deer in northern Minne
THOSE 0 BEYOND
Ward, Son of Mr. and firs. Clarence
Hill, Dies From Appendicitis
on Thursday, Nov. 9.
Obituary of rirs. Trask, Sister of firs.
Wesley Page, Who Died Re*
cently at Monticello.
Ward Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence E. Hill, aged 8 years, who
was in a precarious condition at the
Northwestern hospital when the
Union went to press last week, died
that evening, November 9. The
disease (appendicitis) from which the
little fellow died had advanced to a
point when he was taken to the hospit
al where no medical or surgical skill
could save his life.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. E. B. Service at the Methodist
church on Saturday morning at 10
and were largely attendded, many
of the children of the Whittier school
and their teachers being among those
in attendance. The school was closed,
out of respect to the little boy who
had been one of its pupils. Rev.
Service delivered an impressive ser
mon and a quartet composed of Mrs.
C. A. Caley, Mrs. L. S. Briggs, Guy
Ewing and Arthur Roos rendered
vocal selections. Mrs. Ewing was the
accompanist. The casket in which
reposed the remains of the child was
covered with pretty flowers. Six
classmates of Ward's at the Whittier
school acted in the capacity of pall
bearers. The interment was in Oak
Ward Hill was a bright, good
natured little fellow and his taking
away was a heavy blow to his parents,
brothers and sisters, with whom the
community sympathizes in their hour
of sorrow. A father, mother,
two brothers and three sisters survive
Obituary of Mrs Mary A Trask,
Mrs. Mary A. Trask of Monticello,
a sister of Mrs. Wesley Page of
Princeton, brief mention of whose
death was made in last week's
Union, was born at Winslow, Maine,
on November 27, 1838. Her maiden
name was Mary A. Phillips and she
was married to W. A. Trask in the
state of Maine on November 9, 1866.
Shortly thereafter, with her husband,
she came west and settled in Princeton.
A few years later the family moved to
^Monticello and there she lived until
called by death on Sunday, Novem
ber 5. Her husband died last June.
Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Trask, George and Frank, both of
whom are dead. Mrs. Trask had
suffered for many years with asthma
and heart trouble.
Funeral services were held on
November 8 at the home of Mrs.
Reed, in Monticello, with whom Mrs.
Trask had been living, and were
largely attended. Rev. Henry Nobbs
paid a high tribute to the deceased in
a very impressive sermon. Mrs.
Wesley Page and Mrs. Frank
Campbell attended the obsequies from
She is survived by two sisters and
two brothers, viz., Mrs. Eliza Page,
Princeton Miss Ellen Phillips, North
Vasselboro, Maine James Phillips,
North Vasselboro, Maine and John
Phillips, Machias, Maine.
Mrs. Trask, who was known by
many of the older residents of Prince
ton, was a kindly, christian woman
a woman who at all times strove to do
as she would be done by. She was a
member of the Rebekah lodge and of
the Women's Relief corps.
Death of Oapt E West of Sst. Cloud
Capt. J. E. West, one of St. Cloud's
oldest, best known and most highly
respected citizens, died at his home
in that city last Thursday evening.
Capt. West was a native of Ohio
and was born in 1833 he came west in
1854, and the following year located at
St. Cloud, where he resided continu
ously until the time of his death,
save three years he served in the
Capt. West was a public-spirited
man and took an active pare in every
thing that made for the upbuilding
of St. Cloud. He was held in high
esteem by his fellow-townsmen and,
although he lived to a ripe old age,
his departure from among them is
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn.,
November 11, 19H: Miss Lulu Baker
(two letters), Henry J. Boyd, Marie
Christensen (three letters), James
Horton, Miss Myrtle Johnson, Miss
Lina Lehto, Mr. Mate, Mr. Daniel
Oaline, Mrs. Lillian Shepp, Markus
Kilem (foreign), Herr Kristian Solen
(foreign). Please call for advertised
letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M.
&. C. PPNS, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PBINCETOH, MttlE 1ACS COTJHTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1911. VOLUME XXXV. NO. 47
CflNF.RFVAimfFm.Fn TnftUCANT7P .a
Progressives' Attempt to Line Up the
Ninth District for La Follette
Proves to be a Fizzle.
Steenerson Trembles Lest Ole Sageng,
the Lone Populist, Become a
Candidate for Congress.
Union Special Correspondence
St. Paul, November 15Political
gossip at the capital last week has
had much to do with the failure of the
La Follette progressives to organize
the Ninth district in favor of the Wis
consin senator. The event was well
staged, and was to have taken place
at Fergus Falls. The setting included
those eminent statesmen, Senator
Moses E. Ciapp, Congressman Hal
vor Steenerson of Crookston, and
Leonard Eriksson of Fergus Falls.
Whether the La Follette organizers at
Minneapolis had a tip as to what was
likely to happen is not divulged, but
they decided that it would be well for
W. I. Nolan and Judge F. T. Wilson
of Stillwater, members of the La Fol
lette flying squadron, to stay away.
Some one had to do it, so they let
Hugh Halbert of St. Paul do it.
Now, Mr. Halbert, as I gather, is an
earnest young man with advanced
ideas and stern progressive prin
ciples. Howbeit, he appears to lack
dicsretion, for where Nolan and Wil
son feared to tread he rushed in.
Senator Clapp had been on the
ground all day, but he seemed to
have been busy coining epigrams and
evolving anathemas upon the courts,
for he was unaware of the hornets'
nest that had been provoked. While
the conference was in progress, ac
cording to the reports that were
brought back, the senator sat idly at
a piano, striking an occasional
melancholy note out of a creaking
instrument that carried in the music
rack the flaming advertisement of the
"Grizzly Bear" waltz.
Congressman Steenerson was more
discreet. While the senator faced the
music, the congressman, with his La
Funette indorsement safely ensconced
in his inside pocket, remained in the
offing aloof from the turmoil of actual
It appears that Otter Tail county
has a progressive league of its own.
Some of its members favor La Fol
lette, more favor Senator Cummins,
while some of them are sufficiently off
color to actually believe the president
is all right. Whatever may have
been their attitude on the presidency,
there was one or two things upon
which they are absolutely united, and
this was that they did not propose to
submit to a reorganization of their
own league. It also developed that
only Otter Tail was represented, with
the exception of Martin Widsten of
Warroad, who is Steenerson's secre
According to the newspaper reports
of the affair, Mr. Halbert arrived on
a train and started right in to
organize, but the Otter Tail men re
fused to be organized. They dis
played about as much enthusiasm as
a group of stoughton bottles. Mr.
Halbert kicked right off and got such
a good start that he was in deep water
before he had time to notice the
signals of distress that were being
wigwagged to him by John H. Grass
and Leonard Eriksson. Senator
Clapp was so alarmed over the pre
dicament of Mr. Halbert that he
jumped off into the deep water and
soon both were floundering about
without a life preserver in sight.
Finally both made the shore and Mr.
Halbert, realizing that something had
happened, but not knowing exactly
what, promptly adjourned the meeting
and went out to get his breath. This
left the field in possession of such re
doubtable progressives as Steve But
ler, M. T. Moen, Mayor Anderson,
Dr. A. B. Cole and others.
While possibly a little perturbed
over the result, Congressman Steener
son was determined to get that La
Follette indorsement off his system
and did so in a speech at the opera
house in the evening, where John H.
Grass presided. Mr. Steenerson de
clared that Taft was impossible and,
with Machiavellian ingenuity, managed
to slip in an indorsement of Knute
Nelson, who was busily attending to
the chores on his farm near Alex
Congressman Steenerson is credited
with possessing a trembling anxiety
lest Ole Sageng, the lone populist of
Otter Tail, become candidate
congress. Elmer Adams
afraid of the same thing, since his
partner holds the postoffice under Mr.
Steenerson and has been doing a little
boosting for Ole, announcing him as
a "progressive populist" and urging
him as a republican candidate for the
nomination for congressman-at-large.
This has not entirely relieved Mr.
Steenerson of his fear that Ole may
cease to follow the plow and start in
on a run for congress. Mr. Sageng's
espousal of the cause of La Follette
has given a new impetus to the fear he
feels, and it is said that the Crooks
ton man carries about with him a ter
rible picture of Ole, plow and all,
trotting about the prairies of the
Ninth, gaining on the Steenerson
stride at every bound. Naturally,
this is disturbing, and the congress
man is having troubles all along the
line. To add to them, State Senator
F. H. Peterson of Moorhead is show
ing signs along the same line, and ib
is rumored that the A. D. Stephens
crowd at Crookston may take a hand
in any kind of an old game that will
set Halvor to practicing law and re
lieve him of the onerous duties of
There have been various sug
gestions of candidates for governor
and for congressman-at-large recently.
The latest suggestion for both offices
was that of Cyrus Northrop, president
emeritus of the university. The presi
dent emeritus has declined both
honors. The governorship proffer
came in a letter from E. A. Rice of
Kandiyohi, who has a grievance
against the governor because of a
failure to appoint one of his candi
dates to a position as oil inspector.
It was designed not only to take the
president emeritus out of the race for
congressman-at-large, but to aid in
encompassing the governor's defeat, a
consummation sought by one and
sundry. The outs are having their
turn against the ins, and seem to be
enjoying the exercise. The latest sug
gestion for governor, not taken seri
ously, is Alvah Eastman. This is
also a bait to get Eastman out of the
race for congressman-at-large, which
W. I. Nolan and others hope to
4* 4* 8
C. A. Lindbergh1
has also taken to
writing letters recently. Mr. Lind
bergh wrote to the Northfield News
that he could not be oblivious to the
high honor involved in the mention of
his name for the governorship and, if
the progressives sought to urge it and
keep urging it, he couldn't stop them.
No one appears to be trying to stop
them, in fact they seem to welcome the
intrusion of Mr. Lindbergh and other
radicals they apparently believing
that the more men of that shade of be
lief there are in the game the better
the situation will be for the governor.
The Whittier decision is expected
this week. It will probably exonerate
Whittier by a majority vote of Messrs.
Ringdal and Vasaly, and a minority
repo-t will be submitted by C. L.
Sw'ddsen, the republican member.
The Girl and the Tramn.
See Fred Byers and his new vehicle,
"The Girl and the Tramp," on Mon
day night, November 27, at Brands'
opera house. Woutd the explosion of
a real automobile interest you? If
you saw a man stealing an automo
bile what would you do? Miss Flo
Randall, the girl in "The Girl and
the Tramp," sees a man stealing her
automobile. She pluckily covers him
with a gun and calls for help. "Hap
py Jack," a tramp, comes to her res
cue. A quarrel results between Happy
Jack and Philip Redman. The tramp
is knocked down, Redman jumps into
the automobile, pulls the crank, and
the automobile explodes. This all
takes place in full view of the audi
ence. Aside from carrying a strong
dramatic company, Mr. Byers has
surrounded himself with three excel
lent singers, and they are carried as
extra vaudeville between the acts.
This show is guaranteed or money
Fred Briggs Convicted.
Fred A. Briggs, former Minneapolis
politician, cigar salesman and man
about town, was found guilty of high
way robbery by a jury which returned
its verdict in the criminal court at
Minneapolis on Saturday. Briggs
was a companion of the late Jerry
McCarthy, outlaw and escaped con
vict, and of Peter Juhl, another es
caped convict, who recently shot and
killed Detective Frazier of the St.
Paul police force. Briggs, it was
charged in the trial, was the brains of
the triumvirate in a campaign of
crime. W. H. Grimshaw, United
States marshal, came to his defense
in court bnt the judge ordered his
testimony stricken out as unreliable.
Bishop Trobec Administers Confirma-
tion Sacrament to Large Class
at St. Edward's Church.
He Pays Glowing Tribute to Village of
Princeton and Bestows Much
Praise on Rev. Levings.
A most beautiful and edifying ser
vice was conducted at St. Edward's
Catholic church on Tuesday, when a
large class numbering 70 boys and
girls from the parish of Princeton
and Green bush received confirmation.
The sacrament was administered by
Right Rev. Bishop Trobec of St.
Cloud, who was assisted by Rev.
Fathers Zitur of Clear Lake and
Willenbring of St. Cloud.
There were four masses during the
forenoonat 7:30 by Bishop Trobec,
8:30 by Father Levings, 9:30 by
Father Willenbring, and at 10:30.
Following the latter the sacrament
of confirmation was administered, J.
J. Skahen acting as sponsor for the
boys and Mrs. Joseph Payette for the
During the progress of the 10:30
mass Mrs. C. A. Caley rendered
beautiful vocal selections appropriate
to the occasion and Mrs. T. J. Kali
her accompanied her on the organ.
After the confirmation ceremonies
Bishop Trobec delivered a sermon
which was replete in good advice to
both old and young, and he fully
demonstrated his excellent qualifica
tions for the high office which he
holds. His address was conservative,
broad-minded and liberal. He paid
a glowing tribute to the village of
Princeton, to the pastor of the Catho
lic church, Rev. Father Levings, and
to the wholesome and prosperous con
dition in which he found the entire
The large confirmation class that
Father Levings so ably prepared, and
that passed the examination so suc
cessfully, reflects the highest credit
upon the untiring industry and
scholarly attainments of the pastor,
who may well feel proud of the excel
lent showing made.
On the previous day at E'k River
Bishop Trobec administered the con
firmation sacrament to a class of 40
while on his way to Princeton.
A stove That Hill Used
One of the relics of bygone days to
which is attached by association much
historic significance is a combination
cook stove and heater which was
formerly owned, says E. K. Evens, its
present possessor, by Jas. J. Hill, the
railroad magnate. Mr. Evens ac
quired the stove in a trade with
Robert Clark, who was at one time
head gardener for James J. Hill.
Mr. Clark used it continuously for 20
years and it seems little the worse for
The stove is a P. P. Stewart and
bears the date 1859 on one of its sides.
It is a peculiar combination with two
oven doors, one in front and the other
on the left side. Beneath a flat iron
surface, or shelf, in front is the ash
pan, and this is attached to the oven
door. It has a very large firebox and
four No. 10 lids. Mr. Evens says he
would not take $50 for the stovenot
because of its association with J. J.
Hill, but because it shows the kind of
stuff that the P. P. Stewart stoves are
made of, stuff that is practically in
destructible. The stove is now
on exhibition in the show windows of
the Evens Hardware company.
We presume that upon this old reile
many a flapjack has been prepared
for Mr. Hill's breakfast and that upon
many an occasion in the early days,
when the railroad man reached home
with wet socks, he stuck his feet on
the flap of the stove to dry them.
This in itself would make the stove
valuable to the curio hunter. Mr.
Hill could, no doubt, furnish a par
ticularly interesting story of this old
The state board of health will give
an anti-tuberculosis exhibit in
Brands' opera house this afternoon
and evening and tomorrow afternoon
and evening. Lectures, illustrated
with stereopticon slides, will be given
and the audience enlightened on the
best known methods of combatting the
white plague. The Congregational
choir, under the direction of Mrs. C.
H. Cooney, will furnish music this
evening and the Princeton orchestra
and Mrs. Claire Caley on Friday.
Dr. Cooney will be one of the
speakers on Friday evening. Every
one who can possibly so do
should" attend, as they cannot do
other than gather much useful in
formation from the exhibition.
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