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DIRECTORS^MEETING mile Lacs County Agricultural Society
Directors Hold Business Ses-
sion and Audit Bills.
Next Year Premium List Will Be Is-
sued Early in the Spring and
Larger Awards Offered.
A meeting of the directors of the
Mille Lacs County Agricultural soci
ety va held at the secretary's office
Tuesday afternoon. Those present
were: Andrew Bryson, president
Frank Goulding, A ice president: C.
A. Jack, treasurer: Ira G. Stanley,
secretary: also the following direc-
torsJ. A. Allen, Milaca Nels M.
Peterson, Borgholm: Dan Sundberg,
Milo: Peter Jensen, Bogus Brook
Ole H. Uglera, Greenbush: George
Schmidt, Princeton town and S. S.
Petterson, J. J. Skahen and R. C.
Dunn of Princeton village.
The affairs of the society were
discussed, bills to the amount of
61.200 were audited and allowed,
provision was made to secure a tem
porary loan until the state appropri
ation becomes available, and by a
unanimous vote ?100 was appropriat
ed to the secretary, as a partial com
pensation for his services to the soci
ety during the past five years. If
the finances of the society permitted
a larger compensation would have
been willingly voted the secretary,
for certainly he has performed the
arduous duties imposed upon him in
a highly satisfactory manner.
Each and every member present
expressed himself as pleased with
this year's fair and with the perma
nent improvements that have been
made on the grounds, and all were
determined on making the 1913 fair
Next year the premium list will be
issued early in the spring and, now
that the buildings are all completed,
larger premiums will be offered than
ever before and the list of attrac
tions ill also surpass anything that
has ever before been offered. There
will not be a vacant stall in any of
the barns or a square foot of unoc
cupied space in any of the buildings
The annual meeting of the society
will be held on Tuesday, December
3, at the secretary's office, and every
officer and director is expected to be
present. At that time the annual
report must be made out and for
warded to the state auditor, also a
copy filed with the register of deeds.
The report will show the exact
financial condition of the society.
B\ the way, not a dollar of the state
appropriation can be paid out for any
purpose save for premiums to exhib
itoisnot one cent can be paid for
sports or amusements. The sports
and amusements must be cared for
from the gate receipts.
With am sort oi decent luck the
society will. inside of two ^ears, be
complete!} out of debt and own its
grounds and buildings, worth $12.-
000. Then the premiums can be in
creased 100 per cent and the attrac
tions in a like ratio.
Large Quantities Being Marketed.
Growers ha\e taken advantage of
the favorable weather to market
large quantities of potatoes during
the past week and, besides, hundreds
of men in this section are busily en
gaged in digging tubers. Since the
last issue of the Union prices for
table stock have ranged from 28 to
35 cents per bushel and for Triumphs
from 55 to 60 cents.
Shipments have been heavier this
week than last as more foreign cars
have been available. Something like
60 cars have left this point within
the past seven days. From the pres
ent outlook it is likely that a greater
shortage of cars will prevail this sea
son than last, as there is an extraor
dinarily heavy demand for the ship
ment of wheat from the great north
Clyde Robideau Weds.
Cljde J. Robideau, oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Nels Robideau of
Greenbush, and Miss Pearl Levi of
Le Sueur were married at St.i
Henry's church, Le Sueur, on Mon
day morning. Rev. Vanderlanga
conducted the ceremony and cele
brated the nuptial high mass. Pat
rick Hoey was best man and Miss
Myrtle Levi bridesmaid, while Miss
Vivian Lancaster, a niece of the
bride, acted as ring bearer. Nelta
Fryeberg and Alice Grimshied, also
nieces of the bride, were flower girls.
Miss Elizabeth Fitzpatrick played
Lohengrin's wedding march and
Michael Hunt and Miss Fitzpatrick
sang, "Thou Art Always Mine."
The bride was gowned in Roman
net, trimmed with real Irish lace
over a costume of messaline satin
and carried American Beauty roses.
The bridesmaid's gown was of white
lace and she also carried roses. Roses
and carnations were placed upon the
altar and the church was otherwise
A wedding repast followed the
ceremony at the home of the bride's
parents of which about 150 guests
partook, and a large number of use
ful and costly gifts were bestowed
upon the happy young people.
On Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Robideau
left for Edgerley, N. D., where the
groom holds a clerical position and
where they expect to make their
The Union joins the friends of
these popular young people in wish
ing them happiness and prosperity
Following is a list of the grand and
petit jurors drawn to serve at the
November, 1912, term of the district
David Claggett Princeton Village
JohnE. Bleed Milo
August Haglund East Side
F. A. Lowell Princeton Village
Adolph M. Anderson MUaca Village
Jerry Timmer Bogus Brook
J. A. Jetsinga Milo
S. O. Halvorson Town of Milaca
Enck Nelson Hayland
Louis Rust Town of Princeton
Joseph Youngberg Page
Carl Tornquist Milo
Charles Blocker Princeton Village
A.J. Crow Borgnolm
James Bracken Greenbush
August Elgren Isle Harbor
Grant Weatherlv Page
Peter Kronstrom Greenbush
August Lmd Greenbush
R. E. Harrington Onamia
William Bergstrom Borgholm
Axel A. Anderson Page
E. E. Mollan Town of Milaca
Claus Rosenberg Milo
August Moline Poreston
Gustaf Anderson Page
William Generous Kathio
Daniel Nelson Town of Milaca
William Horstman Town of Princeton
Frank M.Smith Isle Harbor
Royal Berry Town of Princeton
Peter Jenson Town of Milaca
N. A. Hagstrom Milo
August Benson Borgholm
George Gerth Town of Princeton
Charley G. Carlson Bogus Brook
J. P. Brolander Borgholm
Harry Bemis Milo
E E Price Onamia
Luther Jones Greenbush
W illiam Almquist Borgholm
Henry Mohrenwiser South Harbor
Gust Renstrom Onamia
Nels Benson Milo
Alfonso Howard Village of Princeton
Republican County Committee.
At an adjourned meeting of the
county republican nominees held at
the auditor's office in the court
house Tuesday noon with Mr. Ole H.
Uglem as chairman and W. C. Doane
as secretary the following republican
county committee was chosen for the
ensuing two years: First commis
sioner district, George I. Staples:
second district, Ole H. Uglem third
district. Carl Eckdall fourth dis
trict, Carl M. Sholin: fifth district,
T. E. Potts.
At 4:30 p.m. the committee met
and organized by choosing Carl M.
Sholin as chairman of the county
committee, Ole H. Uglem as treasur
er, and George I. Staples as secre
Several of the nominees handed in
contributions to the treasurer. The
committee will look after the in
terests of the republican nominees for
national, state and county offices and
will make a particular effort for the
adoption of the good roads amend
Owing to a mix-up in the names
the names were on separate slips of
paperin awarding the prizes for the
best write-up of the county fair
Pearl A. Labbissonniere's appeared
over the paper that had been pre
pared by Lena Stoddard, and Miss
Stoddard's name over the paper pre
pared by Miss Labbissonniere. The
competitors stand in this order:
Lena Stoddard, first Nettie Patch
in, second and Pearl A. Labbisson
niere, third. We regret the mix-up
in names, but the tangle has been
straightened out and the prizes
awarded to the proper parties.
Senior Class Entertainment.
Miss Harriet Hetland has been se
cured by the senior class to give an
entertainment at the high school
assembly hall on Friday evening,
October 11. The entertainment will
consist of a dramatic reading en
titled, "Polly of the Circus," %j
Margaret Mayo, and some musical
selections. Miss Hetland is now con
sidered one of the best dramatic
readers in the northwest, and she
needs no introduction to Princeton
High School Team is Organized and
Boys Are Engaged in Strenu-.'
ous Daily Practice.
W. C. Doane and Joe Porter Have
Consented to Coach the Local
Tousleheads This Year.
The high school boys have organ
ized a football team which promises
to compare favorably with and, may
be, surpass, any team that has ever
represented Princeton on the grid
iron. It is true that the material is
a trifle light and, so far, inexperi
enced, but, under the joint coaching
of W. C. Doane and Joe Porter, two
experienced instructors who have
kindly consented to put the boys
through a scientific course, the ex
pectations are that ere the season is
half over the high school eleven will
be in the front rank. Every after
noon when the weather is propitious
the boys engage in strenuous practice
and they have demonstrated that
they are apt pupils.
The first game of the season will be
played at the fair grounds next Sat
urday afternoon between the high
school team and an all-star eleven
composed of members of the alumni,
second-team boys and a few outsid
ers. This contest is intended more
as a practice game, but doubtless
many spectators will be there to pass
opinion upon the new aggregation.
On Saturday, October 12, the Prince
ton high school team will try issues
with the Milaca high school club up
on the gridiron of the latter. This
will in actuality be the starting
game of the season.
County Auditor Doane on Monday
received a phone message from the
office of the Minnesota state tax com
mission, St. Paul, stating that no
one appeared from Mille Lacs county
upon the date set for the hearing of
the proposed 1912 tax assessment in
crease, and that said increase30 per
centwas put into effect. The in
crease applies to all real estate ex
cept that within the four villages of
the county. The increase in Kana
bec county will probably be 50 per
cent. Grimes Declares for Wilson and Eberhart
When the "party of progress" be
comes a mere advertising agency for
anyone, we back off the plank, and
take the plank away from the ditch.
We destroy the road. We go into
the camp of the enemy and surren
der "boot and horse." No P. V. Col
lins for the News. Roosevelt will
suffer thousands of votes b\ the
nomination of Mr. Collins. We now
turn to Wilson for president, as will
hundreds of honest and intelligent
voters of Le Sueur county, and thus
endeavor to refute the stigma heaped
upon the progressives by the action of
the committee of "fifty" named to
select men for candidates vho all
could honor and support. Wilson for
president with Eberhart for governor
will do for the News.Le Sueur
Report of the earnings and operat
ing expenses of the water, light and
building commission of the village
of Princeton for the months of
June, July and August, 1912:
Electric light earnings 81490.64
Water earnings 347
Hydrant rentals 131'
PRINCETON, MILLE LAC8 COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY^ OCTOBER 3, 1912.
Station expense 43,
Station repairs 33
Oil and waste 35
Local freight, drayage and express 44
Secretary's salary and office expenses 88.88
Total electric maintenance 2206 19
Labor on construction of new lines as
per electrician's book 170 .20
Total construction 720.35
Total property expense ,.$1037.
Rest Room Statement.
The Ladies' Rest Room association
met on Wednesday afternoon of this
week and closed up their affairs for
the year. Contributions were report
ed of $109.60. Of this $5.00 was paid
to^jbhe matron, $4.00 to A. M. Davis
for drayage, and $100.60 turned over
to the Pair association. The cost of
the building was $217, the balance
being paid by theJFair association.
The list of contributors can be
seen at the Union office.
THE COUNTY BOARD
Petition to Incorporate Wahkon as a
Village is Presented and Peti-
tioners' Prayer Granted.
Frank Goulding is Appointed Official
Abstracter for This County
as Provided by Law.
The board of county commissioners
met in adjourned session on Tuesdav,
with all members in attendance, and
adojurned the same day. A synopsis
of the business disposed of is given
Commissioners Uglem and Sholin
were selected as delegates to the an
nual s^tate meeting of county com
missioners at Austin October 24
Five miles of road in the town of
Borgholm were designated as a
state highway for the purpose of
having the same constructed or im
proved in accordance with section
9, chapter 163, genreal laws of 1905.
A petition signed by more than 25
voters, was presented to the board
praying that Wahkon be incorporated
as a village. The prayer of the peti
tioners was granted and October 26
designated as the day upon which
such question shall be voted upon.
October 15, 1912, at the home, of
Harold Mudgett, was the date set
for electing officers for the organiza
tion of school district 39.
A resolution was passed appointing
Frank Goulding official abstracter
of and for Mille Lacs county, as pro
vided by law, and fixing his bond as
such official in the sum of $5,000.
It was decided to allow the E. B.
Mayo family of Wahkon the sum of
$15 per month, county aid, until such
time as the order is rescinded by the
It was moved and carried that
County Surveyor R. S. Chapman or
der the fabricated iron and steel for
the Milo cemetery bridge from the
St. Paul Foundry company at the
agreed price of $219.
County Treasurer Henschel pre
sented to the board a list of uncol
lected personal property taxes for
19i:bwThe list was carefully exam
ined and a number of the delinquents
thereon ordered cancelled.
The auditing of a large number of
bills concluded the v, ork of the ses
Laid at Rest.
The funeral services over the re
mains of Mrs. John C. Hatch at the
Congregational church last Thursday
afternoon ver largely attended, and
Rev. J. O. Fisher delivered a very
impressive sermon in which he paid
high tribute to the worth of the
good old lady whose spirit had been
called into the presence of God.
The hymns which Mrs. Hatch loved
in life were sung by the Congrega
tional choir and the floral offerings
were many and beautiful. The inter
ment was at Oak Knoll, where all
that was mortal of this good woman
was, laid beside the remains of her
husband. Many people from a dis
tance were present at the obsequies
and her only brother, Edward Hil
ton of Minneapolis, was among
OPINIONS OF EDITORS I
His Deadly Work.
The primaries are now over. Clear
away the underbrush for a big time
at the polls in November. Here is
where the independent voter gets in
his deadly work.Lake Crystal
Not a Bad Suggestion.
The Isanti News favors the passage
of a law placing on the non-partisan
primary ballot all candidates for
county offices, with a final selection
of one of the two highest candidates
at the November election.Iasnti
Better Roads Will Make it Greater.
Minnesota is a great state, but in
many parts of it the matter of road
building has been sadly neglected.
Nothing can be done to better ad
vance the interests of the state than
a speedy and substantial improve
ment of the roads.Inter-Lake Tri
What it Means to You.
At the next election you will be
presented with a slip of a ballot
which will mean more to YOU than
every office on the longer ballotwe
refer to the good roads amendment.
I will be at the top of the little
ballot, and if you fail to mark a cross
after the word "YES" you will be
standing squarely in your own light.
Remember that the big cities must
help pay this tax and that the rural
counties will actually get back more
than they pay out, and think what
it will mean to the country roads.
Couldn't be Elected Poundmaster.
A more unpopular man than P. V.
Collins could not have been picked
by the bulldozers, or by any other
party, for candidate for governor, or
for any position whatsoever. P. V.
couldn't be elected poundmaster if
anyone else happened to run too,
much less governor.Red Wing Daily
Mac on P. Alex.
F. Alex. Stewart (parts his name
in the middle) will go on the ballots
as a non-partisan candidate for chief
justice. He is only 33 years of age,
has practiced law about four years,
and is unknown to bench, bar and
people. Just what led Mr. Stewart
to believe he was fitted for the high
est judicial position in the common
wealth is unexplained. St. Cloud
Vote for One-Mill Road Tax.
One of the important constitution
al amendments to come up for con
sideration of the voters at the No
vember election is the Dunn one-mill
road tax. If this measure meets
with the-people's approval and be
comes the law of the state, it will
prove the best thing added to our
constitution in a generation. We
have no hesitancy in urging the vot
ers to favor the one-mill road amend
ment.Jordan Independent, g. .$. j.
Fools Vote Indiscriminately.
Certainly, a number of the voters
who placed an mark after the
name of Dehnel for the republican
nomination as congressman at large,
didn't know that he was running on
a platform of bigotry, that he openly
declared for no fair play toward the
Catholic church but the scattering
votes this narrow-minded two-spot
received in each precinct was an in
dication at least of how few of his
kind lurk in the weeds.Jordan
Frank Eddy's Strong Personality.
Frank M. Eddy has been beaten
for congressman at large but the
close run which he gave James Man
ahan, the nominee, shows that Mr.
Eddy is the strongest political per
sonality in the state. Mr. Manahan,
the nominee, had the endorsement of
the progressh es. Mr. Eustis had the
support of the Taft forces, Mr.
Thorpe had powerful church back
ing, while Mr. Eddy ran a strong
second, solely on his personal ac
count, getting nearly thirty per cent
of the vote. While defeated, Mr.
Eddy certainly got one of the grand
est personal endorsements ever given
any one in this state.Fergus Falls
Will Dissolve Into Nothingness.
Hugh T. Halbert says the move
ment for the third ticket is for the
purpose of laying the foundation for
the future of the progressive party.
Mr. Halbert need not worry about
the future of a party that has no
present except in the minds of a few
politically "busted" politicians, and
as to the future, well, it is like the
mule, without pride of ancestry or
hope of posterity. It has no future
and will sink back into the nothing
ness from which it sprang to be
buried in the ashes of the disappoint
ed third term ambition of one of the
most unscrupulous would-be political
bosses of the ageTheodore Roose
velt.Madison Independent Press.
Present Road System is Wrong.
The great defect in our road system
which permits the working out of
the road taxes instead of paying for
and having a jegular organized force
for taking care of the roads, is well
illustrated at the present time. The
state and county have expended
thousands of dollars in making some
excellent roads, but roads will not
stay in shape when neglected, and
under the system which permits
people to work their road taxes when
ever they can most conveniently does
not make it possible to maintain
good roads even when they are built.
Under the present system no road
work is ever done after haying
begins, and as a result when the
roads get worn and holes develop
which are worse and worse as the
season progresses the cost of putting
them in shape again the next year is
ten times as much as it would be
if attended to in time.Fergus Falls
VOLUME XXXTI. NO. 41
MEETS TRAGIC FATE
Wayne, Son of fir. and nrs. Seth C.
Caley, Accidentally Shot and
Killed by Companion.
Boys, Both 13 Years of Age, Were
Hunting When dun Was by
Some Means Discharged.
The sad ending of a young life
came about on Sunday afternoon
when Wayne Caley, 13 years of age,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth C. Caley of
Bogus Brook, was accidentally shot
and instantly killed by a companion,
Clifford Reiber, who was about the
same age as the victim.
It appears that three boys, Wayne
Caley, Clifford Reiber and Ray Hall
strom were out in the woods hunting
and that at the time of the accident
were sitting on a log, the Caley boy
holding a loaded, hammeness* shot
gun. Reiber, reaching for the gun,
remarked, "Let's go and kill some
game," to whicft Caley replied.
"Look out, she isn't fixed safe.''
This was no sponer said than the gun
was in some manner discharged, its
contents entering Caley's right eye
and coming out at the back of the
head, killing him instantly.
Realizing what he had done, Reiber
became frantic with grief and was
inconsolable. He refused to leave
the body of his unfortunate compan
ion and remained with him until
Hallstrom had returned with assis
tance, when it was found that Caley
was cold in death.
Funeral services were held yester
day afternoon at the Norwegian
Lutheran church in the town of
Bogus Brook and the interment was
in the cemetery at that place.
Wayne Caley is survived by a fath
er, mother and one brother, to whom
the sympathy of the community goes
out in the hour of their sorrow.
The death of the Caley boy is only
one in hundreds which occur every
year from similar causes, and it is a
pity indeed that life is taken in such
manner. But so long as boys of such
tender years are permitted to handle
firearms nothing else can be ex
pected. There is a law which pro
hibits boys under 14 years of age
from carrying or usin firearms un
less accompanied by adults, but it is
not enforcedit might just as well
not be on the statute books. Four
teen years of age is, however, too
young to permit boys to carry guns
the age limit should be raised to 18
years, a heavy penalty provided for
violation of the statute, and the law
enforced to the letter.
H. B. Pratt to the Rescue.
H. B. Pratt, who was strolilng
about on the bank of Big Rice lake
recently, was startled by a frightful
yell which apparently came from
somewhere near. He rushed toward
the spot from whence the sound
seemed to come and saw, .not far
from shore, three men up to their
armpits in watertheir boat had
gone down and was gradually sinking
in the soft mud. Luckily there was
a skiff near at hand, and into this
Mr. Pratt jumped and hied himself
to the rescue. As the skiff 'was not
large enough for more than two per
sons he was compelled to make three
trips, but this was not the worst
part of it, for as he neared the shore
with his third passenger the craft
turned turtle and dumped both of
them upon the slimy bottom of the
deep. They managed to crawl
ashore, however, but were sights to
behold. Mr. Pratt tells us that the
three men whose lives he saved were
from Princeton and that the name of
one was Winkelstein or Winkleman
or something of that sort. He did
not learn the others names and they
did not seem anxious to disclose
Report of district 9 for the month
ending September 27:
A ^RoomNumber enrolled, 29
average daily attendance, 24. Those
present 20 days were Henry Vedders,
Lydia Scheller, Adolph Modin,
Christ Modin, Eddie Larson and
Catherine Fitzgibbons. Those pre
sent 19 days were Florence Larson,
Ivar Palmquist, Lillie Palmquist and
Genevieve E. Colburn, Teacher.
RoomNumber enrolled, 23
average daily attendance, 20. Those
present 20 days were Myrtle Larson,
Ralph Otter, Mary Fitzgibbons,
Arend Otter and Clifford Scheller.
Those present 19 days were Mabel
Scheller, Minnie Van de Riet, Hans
Van de Riet, Alice Vedders and
Hilda S. Carlson, Teacher.
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