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R. C. DUNN, Publisher, Terms $1.00 Per Year.
November Settlement for County of
mile Lacs as Computed by the
Auditor and Treasurer.
Settlement Aggregates $29,352.68, of
Which School Districts of the
County Get $12,051.18.
The tax apportionment of Novem
ber settlement aggregates $29,352.68.
Of this sum $1,732.67 is apportioned
to the state, $6,545.61 to the county
and $6,447.44 to the town funds. To
the village of Princeton is appor
tioned $1,534.89 and to the village of
Milaca $816.64, while the school dis
trict taxes aggregate $12,051.18 and
the farm school tax (district 13)
$224.25. The details of the distribu
tion are given below:
Reienue $3102 92
Penalty Costs and Interest
Road and Bridge
Ditch No 1
Revenue ^tate loan
Revenue Road and bridee
Bonds and interest
Borgholm East Side
Kathio Milo Milaca
Page Princeton South Harbor
129 97 09
$309 38 1005 90 3596 34 1436 99
Total township taxes $6447 44
This total includes $3 02 for building tax in
town of Bogus Brook and $15 81 for special tax
in town of Kathio
SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES
Special $2173 71
6 7 3 82
9 10 51
11 12 13
14 15 16 17
18 19 20 il
24 25 26
27 2S 29 30
J8 23 40
$ 2 92
Totals $685 73 $638 80 $10292 36 5260 91
Total school district taxes $12,051 18
This total includes bonds and interest in dis
trict 13 of $154 82, and in district 15 of $4 78
Farm school tax district 13 $224 25
Total settlement $29,352 68
Am bashed by Indians.
A gentleman from the lake country
who was here attending court tells us
that when Sheriff Shockley and Guy
Ewmg were at Vineland they were
ambushed by Indianstaken by sur
prise and led away into the fastnesses
of the forest. And the Lord only
knows what might have happened,
says our informant, had not A. P.
Jorgenson, who conducts a store at
Vineland, been in the forest cutting
wood at the time\
Something like 25 Indians were
marching up the trail, with Shock
and Guy in the center of the file, when
Mr. Jorgenson saw them. The red
men had their prisoners1
their shoulders and vengeance was de
picted on their faces. Being well
acquainted with the savages Mr.
Jorgenson approached the chief and
asked him in the Chippewa tongue
what the devil he was up to. Inter
preted, the reply was as follows:
'Sheriff bad man. He come to burn
down wigwams and little fat man
come to help him. Good white man
tell us they would be here and we lay
for them and catch 'em."
The Indians were in an ugly mood
and it was an hour or more before
Mr. Jorgenson could persuade them
to liberate their prisoners and give
back their gunsMr. Jorgenson was
compelled to buy off the Indians.
They followed him to his store, where
each Indian was given a bottle of red
ink and a dollar. After drinking
their ink, they spent the money for
groceries and gewgaws and departed
for the woods seemingly satisfied.
Shock and Guy were only too glad
to get off so easilythey repaid Mr.
Jorgenson the amount expended by
him and also the ink bill, and decided
that they had better start on the re
turn trip as soon as possible, as the
Indians might take it into their heads
It seems that someone, for a joke,
had tipped off the Indians that the
sheriff and Guy would be at the lake
upon a certain day to wage a war of
devastation, and the aborigines had
prepared for the event.
Anniversary Club Meets
The Anniversary club met at Frank
Campbell's on Monday evening to
celebrate the fifth wedding anni
versary of Mr. an3 Mrs. Henry Avery
and the third wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keith. Twelve
couple were present, which constitutes
the full membership. They were Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Avery, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Keith, Dr. and Mrs. McRae, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Goulding, Mr. and
Mrs. I. G. Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. T.
J. Kaliher, Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Randall,
Mr. and Mrs. George Boss, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Plaas and Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Stark. The greater part of the
evening was passed in performing
various stunts of a comical nature
arranged by the "committee on de
lightful diversions," and at 11:30 a
supper of choice edibles was served.
Select Your Seed Now
We again urge that all farmers at
this time consider the matter of the
selection of seed for next spring. One
hundred bushels of heavy, plump
seed, graded from 400 or 500 bushels
of grain as threshed this fall, is prob
ably the best possible seed you can
get for your farm. This plump seed
comes from plants that, by producing
plump seed, demonstrated their
adaptability to your locality, and
their ability to avoid injury from
disease. By grading your seed you
not only have heavy, plump, strong
seed, but seed that has in a measure
been bred for your particular condi
tions.University Farm News.
Borlin Harvath, who was accused
of causing the death of a man named
Balogh at a wedding festivity a few
miles north of Elk River several
weeks ago, was acquitted of the
charge at the recent term of the dis
trict court held in that village. Har
vath and Balogh quarreled the
former threw a rock which came in
contact with the latter's head and, it
was claimed, caused his death. A. G.
Fagerberg, H. J. Mickelson, Zimmer
man B. G. Jennison, Will Hannay,
Baldwin: E. J. Johnson, Orrock
Alex Anderson, T. Knudson, Santi
ago, were members of the jury that
Discards "Patent Insldes
We congratulate the publisher of the
Wahkon Enterprise on discarding
"patent insides" and printing his
entire paper at home. Many years
ago the publisher of the Union be
came disgusted with the catchpenny
advertisements that appeared on the
inside pages of the paper and dis
carded "patent innards," and al
though the change added considerable
to expenses we have never regretted
the all-home print plan. It is a
source of satisfaction to a publisher
to know that he absolutely controls
the columns of his own paper even if
such control adds to his expenses.
Effect of Imagination.
Many years ago a man condemned
to death was told by the king that if
he would occupy a bed in which a
man had died from the plague, and
survived the ordeal, his life would be
spared. He agreed, but although no
one had died in the bed, his experi
ence so worked upon his imagination
that he died. Better always be mat
ter-of-fact, and don't let your imagi
nation run away with you. Trust
your actual taste, and it will always
tell you that golden, grain belt beers
admit no superior. Secure your sup
ply of Sjoblom Bros., Princeton.
November 25John T. Vernon and
Ida C. Heruth, both of Greenbush.
November 27Leonard M. Reed of
Virignia, Minn., and Blanche S. Har
rington of Princeton township.
The Dates Clash.
Elk River is to have an industrial
and agricultural exhibit on the 8th
and 9th of next month, the same dates
as the Northern Development associ
ation meeting at St. Cloud.
ITS GREATEST NEED
To Keep Inthe Van of Progress Prince*
ton riust Have a First-Class
Nnmerous Complaints Are Heard Prom
Visitors as to Lack of Proper
Since the old Commercial hotel
burned down in 1905 Princeton has
been without a first-class hotel.
Hundreds of people yearly pass up
Princeton because of its lack of hotel
facilities. Strangers are continually
finding fault with our town for the
same reason. They wonder that a
town seemingly so prosperous should
not have a modern up-to-date hotel.
A group of people from the north end
of the county who were attending
court last week were angrily discuss
ing the lack of accommodation here
and one of them remarked: "Prince
ton ought not to remain the county
seat much longer this is the third
term of the district court I have at
tended, and each time I have had to
almost beg for a place to sleep."
Similar remarks can be heard at
every term of court here.
There is no better opening any
where in the state for a modern 50 or
60 room hotel than right here in
Princeton. It would be a paying
proposition from the start.
A well-kept, comfortable hotel is
one of the best advertisements a town
can possibly have, while a town desti
tute of good hotel accommodations is
shunned whenever possible by the
As soon as spring opens a de
termined effort should be made by
our business men to secure for Prince
ton a modern hotel.
In this connection we notice that
the Pabst Brewing company contem
plates the erection of a $50,000 hotel
in St. Cloud. Why not make an
effort to induce one of the rich brew
ing companies to build in Princeton?
A Great Northern railroad official
to whom we were talking said that
Princeton is one of the most progres
sive and liveliest little towns he had
ever been in but that it has one great
drawbackthe lack of a first-class
hotel. "A town of this size," said
he, "doing the business that it does,
and with so many traveling men con
stantly coming here, should have a
first-class hotel. It is all very well
for your commercial club to boost the
town by sending out advertising
pamphlets, but you know as well as I
do that no town can possibly be up to
date unless it has a first-class hotel
with all the modern conveniences. I
can plainly see that it would be a
gilt-edged investment for some finan
cier were he to erect such a building."
Only Sl.OO to Jan. 1,1913
If you are not aUnion subscriber,
why not? The Union is the oldest,
newsiest and best. It thoroughly cov
ers the local field and gives all the
most important general news. The
i on is a paper of state-wide repu
tation and is classed among the lead
ing weeklies of the state. You can
obtain the Union from now until
January 1, 1913, for $1.00.
The Wahkon Enterprise of the 23rd
inst. contained this piece of startling
news under a black-letter heading:
Special Session of Legislature.
Gov. Eberhart has called the state
legislature in special session, to con
vene next Saturday. Railroad legis
lation and reapportionment are the
leading issues. Another tally for the
power of the press.
A Fine flece of Road
Three more carloads of crushed
rock for the Baldwin flats road ar
rived here last week, making five in
all. The rock has been unloaded by
the Baldwin supervisors and will be
spread upon the road next spring. If
the rook is properly applied and well
rolled in Baldwin will have the finest
piece of permanent good road of any
town in Sherburne county.
She's An Extremely Foolish Woman.
"There can be no such thing as
vicarious atonement," announces a
leading local divine. Ohwe don't
know how about the wife whose
clothing was pawned by her drunken
husband to pay for a drink and then,
when he was arrested and found
guilty, paid the fine for him?Quentin
in Minneapolis Tribune.
Feed Grinding and Wood Sawing.
Feed grinding every Saturday. We
have installed a newr feed mill
are ready for business. We also have
a wood sawinre,rig. Charges reason-
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1911.
solicited. Polfuss & Repps, on Otto
Polfuss' farm, 3% miles north of
Princeton and 3- miles east of Lone
WILL BE W TERM
District Court is Still in Session and
Will Likely Extend Through-
out the Coming Week.
Ferrell Case Against Great Northern
Had Not Gone to Jury When
Union Went to Press.
The district court is still in session
and it looks at this time as if the
whole of next week would be consumed
in clearing up the calendar even
though the judge decides to continne
the night sessions. In addition to the
unusual length of the calendar some
of the cases are consuming much time
The case of W. H. Ferrell & Co.
against the Great Northern Railroad
company for damages has been an un
avoidably long one in consequence of
the large number of witnesses which
were placed on the stand. This suit
was brought by W. H. Ferrell & Co.
to recover something like $40,000 from
the railroad company in consequence
of its failure to furnish cars to move
potatoes, such failure resulting in the
cancellation of orders by potato buy
ers at distant points and the loss of
sales by W. H. Ferrell & Co. In other
words, the stock was left on Ferrell &
Co. 's hands and had to be sold for a
mere fraction of its worth to the starch
factory. The counsel engaged in the
actual trial of the case are George
Stiles and E L. McMillan for W.
H. Ferrell & Co., and J. E. Mark
ham for the railroad company,
and they are among the ablest at
torneys in the country.
As the Union went to press, at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon, the at
torney for the railroad company,
after being denied a motion to dis
miss, had just commenced his plea to
Cases disposed of since Thursday
of last week:
Aulger Rines vs. Great Northern
Railway company. Suit to recover
damages on shipment of car of horses.
M. L. Cormany for plaintiff, J. E.
Markham for defendant. Case partly
tried but did not reach jury in conse
quent of motion to dismiss being
interposed by plaintiff's attorney.
Aulger Rines vs. Great Northern
Railway company. This suit, which
was similar to the one preceding it,
was continued by consent of the
William Lipp vs. Princeton Mercan
tile Co. Action to enforce an ac
counting. M. L. Cormany for plain
tiff, C. A. Dickey for defendant.
Continued to next term of court by
consent of parties.
Mary M. Wilkes vs. Gilbert Wilkes.
Divorce. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff,
J. C. King for defendant. Decree
In re Estate of Gustav Ploog, de
ceased. Action to set purported will
aside. Appeal from probate court.
E. L. McMillan for proponents, C. A.
Dickey for appellants. Order of pro
bate court admitting will to probate
Court Stenographer Woodward
passed Sunday with friends in Milaca.
Ernest Sell horn arrived here last
week from Red Cliff, Alberta. He is
one of the parties to a suit pending in
Owing to the many cases to be dis
posed of Judge Nye is holding court
this morning, but there will be no ses
sion this afternoon.
Among those attending court from
the lake country were Jas. Warren, J.
W. McClure, Fred R. Burrell, Onamia
Harry Wilkes, Chas. Wilkes, Mrs. H.
Harry Mott came over from
Baldwin, Wis., last week, having been
subpoenaed as a, witness in the case of
Malkson vs. Stover and Enna Rines,
and returned on Tuesday.
The grand,,jury was discharged last
Thursday afternoon, no other indict
ments having been found in addition
to the two against George Presley, re
ported in last week's Union.
1 Court Stenographer Woodward will
go to St. Cloud on Tuesday to report
the proceedings of the district court
which convenes there upon that day,
and John P. Vandersluis will take his
Freeman P. Lane, who, with at
torneys Malmberg and McMillan, are
counsel for the various plaintiffs in
the Soo railway cases, is here, as is
also Attorney L. K. Eaton, one of the
counselors for the defendant.
The following, all of Milaca, were
summoned to give evidence before the
grand jury on Thursday: Erick
Erickson, Dr. E. H. Phelps, O. J.
Mattson, Emil Erickson, William
Lord, August Magnuson and Andrew
A Soo line tourist car was side
tracked here on Monday night, and
on Tuesday morning something like
20 officials, clerks, witnesses, etc., of
that road arrived here in connection
with the fire damage suits pending
against the company.
In consequence of the sickness of
Attorney J. D. Sullivan J. E. Mark
ham was substituted by the Great
Northern Railroad company to try its
cases in district court, and it can be
said for Mr. Markham that he is a
particularly smooth lawyer.
Court adjourned at 4 o'clock on
Saturday and reconvened at 1 on
Monday, and the railroad attorneys
passed Sunday in St. Paul. They
made the journey to and from Elk
River on freight trains while their
palatial cars remained here.
In consequence of G. H. Pennison,
one of the witnesses for the railroad
company in the Ferrell case, being
confined to bed, it was necessary to
take his evidence at his home. Court
Reporter Woodward and the attorneys
secured his testimony on Tuesday
The grand ]ury, during its spare
moments, indicted the sheriff, clerk of
court, register of deeds, county audi
tor and county treasurer, but prom
ised to withdraw the indictments upon
condition that each produce a box of
cigars and sundry other things.
Goods produced and indictments with
Boy Instantly Killed
Isaac Wright, son of Mrs. S. Dilley
of Foreston, was instantly killed, says
the Foreston Independent, in a head
end collision between two trains near
Rugby, N. D., on November 18. Mr.
Wright was engineer on a Great
Northern passenger train which col
lided with a freight during a heavy
snowstorm. His fireman was also
Tasted the Same.
Five-year-old Gracie had been given
a lecture by her father, who warned
her not to take gum that another had
been chewing. She had been to the
store that morning and had bought
some gum. Her five-year-old playmate.
Oscar, asked her for some while she
was chewing it. She said, "No, my
papa said that it is not right to take
anything that has been in the mouth of
another person." An hour later Oscar
was given a penny by his mother. He
bought some candy. While eating it
Gracie sidled up to him and, being very
fond of candy, asked in a playful tone,
"Oscar, how does your candy taste?"
Like a flash Oscar replied in a victori
ous tone, "The same as your gum did."
Mothers-in-law In Dickens' Time.
Nowadays it is regarded as utterly
incorrect to speak of a stepmother as
a ''mother-in-law." But anybody who
does can plead plenty of literary au
thority. "Mother-in-law" was good
English in this sense as well as the
other in 151G, and both Fielding and
Thackeray bare it "Father in-law" is
used by Shakespeare both for a wife's
father and for a stepfather, and in
this sense it can be quoted from Dick
ens and George Eliot But the general
agreement in modern times to stick to
"stepmother' is a wise avoidance of
The American Accent.
There was an American once who
had been so long England that he
imagined he had not only got quit of
the "American manner," but had shed
the transatlantic accent. He deceived
many and was happy until the day of
his return. "First class to Liverpool,
how much?" said he to the booking
clerk at Euston. "Five dollars and a
half, colonel," promptly replied the
Smashing a Proverb.
"I can never marcv you," said the
"But," pleaded the wealthy old man,
"won't you make my life happy for
the Short years I will be here? I am
troubled with a weak and faint heart"
"In that case I accept you."
And yet they say faint heart never
won fair lady,.
"What do you regard as the most re
markable work In the English lan-
"Well," replied Miss Cayenne, "the
most remarkable work In the English
language that I know of is the way
some Englishmen pronounce it"
"Johnny, were you beating that lit
tle boy next door?"
"Certainly not, pa. I was just going
through some maneuvers."
Who could chastise the kid after
such a statesmanlike answer as that?
VOLUME XXXT. NO. 49
GIVE THANKS TODAY
This is the Day Set Apart by the
President of This Republic for
That Especial Purpose.
The Rich and Poor Alike Have Some-
thing for Which They Should
Be Truly Thankful.
This is Thanksgiving daya day
set apart by the president of the
United States upon which to offer to
the Ruler of the Universe thanks for
the many benefits received at his
hands during the past year.
The year has been one of general
prosperity, and the majority of people
throughout the land have been bounti
fully supplied with the good things of
life by a kind and considerate Provi
dence. It is true that there are those
among us who have been pierced by
poverty's shafts, but such poverty
has in most instances found relief in
the charitable organizations of the
country and through the philanthrop
ic acts of individuals. There are
also those who have suffered, and are
suffering, from physical ailments.
But withal every one of us can find
something to be thankful for, and
upon this day we should remember
our Creator by offering thanks for
whatsoever benefits we have received
at His hands.
MEETS TRAGIC END.
Percy Fox, Son of Mr. and Mrs L, E Fox.
Killed In Wreck
L. E. Fox received a telegram on
Tuesday evening which conveyed the
sad intelligence that his son, Percy,
had been killed in a wreck between
Casson and Mantorville, this state, in
the afternoon of that day. The tele
gram stated that the freight train on
which Percy was a fireman had gone
through a bridge. The accident oc
curred on the Chicago & Northwest
ern railroad. Percy's regular run
was between Waseca and Winona.
Mr. Fox left yesterday morning for
Minneapolis to accompany the body
to Princeton, and funeral services
under the auspices of the A. O. (J.
W., of which the unfortunate young
man was a member, will be held in
the Congregational church tomorrow
afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Percy Fox was 20 years old and is
survived by his father and mother,
four brothers and five sisters. The
brothers and sisters are: Frank Fox,
Madison, Wis* Louis, Waseca El
mer, Janesville Albert, Minneapolis
Sadie, Milaca Beth, Onamia Una,
Miriam and Mabel, Princeton.
Percy was an industrious, model
young man who had many friends in
Princeton and it is sad indeed that
he was cut down in his young man
hood. The Union extends its sin
cere sympathy to the parents, brothers
and sisters in their hour of sorrow.
Doing Neglected Work
"You don't cook like Mary, my
first wife, used to do, Alice," he said
in tones of gentle, exasperating re
proof. "No it seems to me you can't
cook like she used to."
On another occasion he remarked:
"You are not so smart at getting
about as Mary was. You don't ap
pear to catch on where she left off."
About this time a heavy rolling pin
came in contact with his head.
"What do you mean by that, you?"
he exclaimed in agony.
"I am doing the work that Mary
neglected," she replied.
There was more peace in that fami
School report, district 5, Green
bush, for month ending November 24,
1911: Number enrolled, 37 average
attendance, 19. Perfect attendance
Joseph and Helmer Johnson, Merlyn
Sager, Euselbe Broullard, Henry,
Katie, Abraham and Walter Abra
hamson, Raymond Anderson, Mil-1
dred Grow, Ray Robideau, Edward
Zimple. L. Mae Davis,
Teacher Primary Department.
Number enrolled, 25 average atten-."
dance, 15. Perfect attendance
Thomas and Olaf Abrahamson, Julius%
Anderson, Otto Johnson, Rosie
Petterson, Orpha Ross
Helen C. Coinroy, Principal.
Bargains In second-Hand Organs
One Story & Clark organ, can
scarcely tell it from new, $40 one
Dyer Bros, organ, walnut case, high
top, $30: one Acme organ, oak case,
high top, with glass, 835 one Clough
& Warren organ, walnut case, $20.
Five dollars discount on any of these
for cash. The instruments have all
been cleaned and put in good shape.
You can make any kind of payments
you wish on them.
Ewings' Music Store.