B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
State Aid Apportioned and 2,714 Pu-
pils in mile Lacs County Are
Entitle d^ a Share.
Independent District No. 1 (Princeton)
Gets $1,890.70 and District
13 (flilaca) $1,743.92.
The October, 1912. school appor
tionment for Mille Lacs county
amounts to a total of $9,484.96, de
rived from the following sources:
Apportionment from state, $8,956.20
one-half penalty, costs and interest
on real estate taxes, $528.76. The per
capita is $3.49482, the number of
pupils entitled to state aid 2,714,
and the total apportionment is divid
ed among the school districts of the,
county as follows
Z. 3 4 5
0 10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18 19
21 22 23 34 25 26 27
28 29 30
34 35 36
94 67 32 66
40 76 34 63 65
52 41 23
38 45 30 54 27 39 37 41 93 90 28 19
2714 $9484 96
James Schoolcraft Sherman.
James Schoolccraft Sherman, who
was elected vice president of the
United States 1908, on the ticket
headed b\ William H. Taft, died at
his home Utica, N. Y., on the
e\emng of Octobei 30, at 9 42
o'clock Death resulted from
Bright's disease, fiom which he had
muttered tor a long period of time
He was not onh an able parliamen
tarian and diplomat, but tha em
bodiment of kindness and simplicity
He was a republican of the old school
and believed in part government as
the onl\ practical sort of a republic.
He was an able and impartial presid
ing ofhcei of the senate, and thus
made friends in all parties
James S. Sherman was born in
Utica, N. Y., on October 24, 1855,
and was the son of General Richard
Sherman and wife. When a bov, he
attended the public schools in his
native town, and afterward entered
Hamilton college, from which he
graduated in 1878. He then took up
the studj of law and was admitted
to the bar of New York state in 1880,
shoitly after entering the law firm
of Cookinham & Gibson, which a
tew months later became Cookinham
& Sherman. The first political office
Mr. Sherman ever held was that of
major of Utica He was elected to
that office in 1884, when he was but
29 yeais old, having defeated Lewis
Stattuck by a majority of 1,385
\otes, the laigest ever given a may
oralty candidate in Utica up to
thab time After the expiration of
his term of office as mayor he was
elected to congress and, with the ex
ception of one term, 1890 to 1892,
when he was one of the many vic
tims of the democratic landslide, he
served in the house continuously
from 1887 to the time when he as
sumed the office of vice president.
He had been re-elected to the six
tieth congress from the twenty
seventh New York district and re
signed his position only a short time
before the 4th of March. During his
time in congress Mr. Sherman served
on many important committees. He
was a delegate to the republican
national convention of 1892, and
chairman of the New York republi
can state convention in 1895 and
again in 1900 He had an excellent
training in paihamentary practice
and was often called upon tempo
lanly to fill the speaker's chair. He
was an impoitant factor in all legis
lative matters in the lower branch
of congress and, during his last term,
was chairman of the committee on
Indian affairs and a membor of the
committee on rules and of the com
mittee on interstate and foreign
commerce. He was one of the "big
five" in the house and was consid
ered one of the most influential
members He was ever a staunch
supporter of Speaker Cannon.
In 1881 Mr. Sherman married Miss
Carrie Babcock, daughter of General
Eliakim Babcock of Oneida county,
New York. Three sons survive, two
of whom have followed a business
caieer, while the third is professor
of mathematics at Hamilton college.
In the presence of the president of
the United States, members of the
senate and house, repre senate ana nouse, repre-
life, final honors were paid on
Saturday to the vice president of the
United States. The funeral services
were conducted at the First Presby
terian church of Utica and were of
the most simple character. Thou
sands of people followed the remains
to Forest Hill cemetery, but the oc
currence was devoid of displaya
guard of honor from the regular army
to escort the body from the church
to the cemetery was refused by Mrs.
Sherman. In life Mi. Sherman de
tested pomp and show and in death
his wish that the obsequies be sim
ple was carried out.
Gophers Win Another.
Minnesota's football team on Sat
urday fought its waj another step
towards the "big nine" conference
championship, defeating Illinois by
a score of 13 to 0 Touchdowns by
McAlmon in the first and second
quarters and "Pinkie" Hay ward's
one-kicked goal in the second quar
ter tells the story of Minnesota's vic
tory Illinois came back strong in
the second hall and Minnesota
was practically placed upon the de
fensive, while both teams weie
forced to kick frequently.
Both Illinois and Minnesota tried
the forwaid pass sevieal times in the
second half, the former making good
gams A number of times, however,
passes on both sides were intercept
ed, Hajward and Shaughnessy mak
ing sensational runs Shaughnessy,
who took the place, as kicker, of
Tollefson, disqualified for the re
mainder of the season because of
scholastic deficiency, did fine work
in his line, but was not the equal of
Silkman or Woolston
Onlv once was Minnesota's goal
leallj dangei, when, in the fourth
quaitei, line smashes by Woolston
and Sennef carried the ball to the
gophers' one-yard line. Minnesota
held, however, and Shaufhnessy
kicked out to safetj
Minnesota Wins Again.
Minnesota has the champion but
teimakei of the United States and
is the champion butter state, accord
ing to results of the national contest
in Chicago, which was announced on
A. L. Radke, Plato, Minn., won
the national championship with a
score of 97 5 per cent and is the
champion buttermakei of the United
States. He received a gold medal.
Senius Nelson of New Prague is the
second best buttermaker and he re
ceived a silver medal. Minnesota
won the grand sweepstakes prize
over all other states with an average
score of 92.86 per cent for forty-three
entries Wisconsin was a close sec
ond with 92.83 per cent.
Minnesota has won the sweepstakes
prizes at all national and interna
tional expositions since the Pan
American exposition in Buffalo in
1899 and has won both banners of
the international butter show.
Mr. Ewing Admits It.
County Superintendent Ewing ad
mits the truthfulness of the O'Neill
brook story, but is at a loss to place
the "special correspondent" who
sent it in. He does not believe iv
was the teacher at O'Neill brook, for
she would likely have made it
stronger. "It was certainly a ludic
rous position in which I was
placed," said Professor Ewing," and
I regret very much that I did not
have a photographer with me to
snap the situation. The scene would
have made a splendid half-tone for
illustrating the story.''
Market Dull and Inactive.
There is no improvement over con
ditions reported last week in the
local field. Prices remain about the
same and a very small quantity is in
consequence being marketed. Ship
ments for the week ending today will
probably not exceed 50 cars. A
shortage of refrigerator cars still ex
ists and shippers are consequently
handicapped tiansportmg Tri
umph seed stock south.
List of letters remaining un
claimed on November 4, 1912: Mrs.
Louise A. Thompson, Mrs. N. Will
ars, Miss Mable Plint, Mrs. Frank
Morrman, Fred Day, J. B. Johnson,
Mr. Bilhe Futrill, Mr. E. J. Dee,
Mr. E. Marker, Miss Emmy Johnson,
H. C. Johnson, Mr. Charles Nygren,
foreign. Please call" for advertised
letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M.
sentatives of the diplomatic corps KOOSCVelt, Self-Styled Progressive, is Directly completu
and men and women of every walk
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY,! MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1912
WILSON SWEEPS COUNTRY
Responsible for Defeat of Mr. Taft
and Return of a Democrat
Republican State Ticket ElectedMille Lacs
County Gives B. Miller and A. O.
Eberhart Rousing Majorities.
E L. McMillan is Elected County Attorney,
Harry Shockley Sheriff and A. G.
Osterberg Register of Deeds.
From Returns Received There is Reason to
Believe that the Good Roads Amend-
ment Has Been Defeated.
Woodrow Wilson, the democratic candidate for presi-
dent, has swept the country. He will have over 400 elec-
toral votes, and is the popular choice by a tremendous ma-
jority. From the day that Theodore Roosevelt announced
hiVintention of becoming" a tmd^tefm presidential candft^
date the result at the polls was inevitablethe triumph of
the democratic candidate was assured. Realizing that
President Taft's cause was hopeless, thousands of republi-
cans in every state voted for Wilson, and it was only a
question of the size of his majority. Wilson had the solid
south, New York, and the New England states with the ex-
ception of Vermont he also carried Ohio, Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota and other states that
have always been heretofore reliably republican.
Roosevelt carried Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota and
South Dakota and will have probably 100 electoral votes.
Taft carried Vermont, Utah and Idaho.
This state was first claimed for Wilson, but later re-
turns indicate that Roosevelt will carry it by probably
The entire republican state ticket is elected,
hart will have from 30,000 to 40,000 plurality.
Schmahl for secretary of state will lead the ticket.
Calvin L. Brown was chosen for chief justice. The in-
dications are that Justice Bunn has been defeated, and that
the associate justices will be Oscar Hallam and Andrew
The contest for congressman in the second district is
close between Ellsworth and Hammond, but it is altogether
probable that the latter will be elected.
From scattering returns received there is every reason
to fear that the good roads amendment and all the other
amendments are defeated.
ernor Eberhart and Congressman Miller rousing majorities
A. G. Osterberg was successful for register of deeds.
E. L. McMillan for county attorney and Harry Shockley
for sheriff had large majorities.
The county commissioners elected were C. Cater in scno0
the first district, Carl E. Eckdall in the third, and James
F. Warren in the fifth.
Lacs county went for Roosevelt, bnt gave Gov- S^ST^LTSSSj that
the structure will be completed this
fall. The armory, when finished,
will be a magnificent buildinga
structure of which every citizen
should feel proud.
Forty-Fifth Legislative District.
In the 45th legislative district the
republican nomineesWalker, Davis
and Dunnwere elected by large
majorities. With the exception of
three precinctsLinwood in Anoka
county and Milo and Kathio in Mille
Lacs countythe following table is ac
611 898 798
812 870 703 326 608
394 119 145
Totals 3774 8372 3641 1025 2470 2007 1041
Contest in Isanti County.
There was an exciting contest in
Isanti county over superintendent of
schools between Mrs. Minerva Hix
son and Emanuel Yngve. The
former was victorious with about 100
votes to spare. George C. Smith was
re-elected county auditor by about
500 majority, and Mr. Moody, the
republican nominee for register of
deeds, had no trouble in defeating
his opponent, Victor Judin. Isanti
gave Governoi Eberhart a rousing
Close in Sherburne County.
The contests for county superinten
dent of schools and judge of probate
in Sherburne county was extremely
close. Mamie E. Hartfelder defeat
ed Mi. Hill by 46 votes, and Albert
Bailey defeated C. Hastings for
judge of probate by 44 votes
Charley Gilman Defeated.
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Gilman
was defeated for representative in
the St. Cloud-Benton county district
by Joseph Coates. Mr Coates' ma
jority was less than 50
State Land Sale.
Theodore Nelson, manager of the
state land department, St. Paul,
held a sale of school and other state
lands at the court house this morn
ing and disposed of every tract on
the booksin all 15 forties. Follow
ing is a list of the names of the pur
chasers and description of tracts
Kobert H. King, swM of seM of
12-41-25, $5.50 per acre and $25 for
timber ne-M-of ,swM of 22-41-25, $7
A. S. Mark, nw^ of sw^ of 14-41-
25, $8 per acre swM of neM of 17-40-
27, $9.25 per acre.
Zona Doyle, Stillwater, e% of
seM of 16-41-25, $7.50 per acre.
Mollie Algeo, Stillwater, e% of
neM of 36-41-26, $8 per acre.
Olive C. Gowen, Stillwatei, swM
of neM and seM of nw^ of 36-43-26,
$9 per acre.
Alonzo D. Meeds, Minneapolis,
nwM of neM of 36-41-26. $7 per acre
lotl, 36-41-26, $8.50 per acre nwM
of nwM of 36-41-26, $8 per acre swM
of nwM of 36-41-26, $8.50 per acre
Aug. Halin, Ogilvie, seM of neM
of 36-40-26, $13.75 per acre.
Next Sunday morning the subject
of Rev. Service's sermon will be
"Get Busy." This is one of his
strong sermons and is well worth
listening to. Last Sunday the
Methodist church was crowded with
people at both services. During the
last conference year Rev. Service
made 400 calls upon sick people and
55 in the present conference year,
which has just begun. He says he is
ever ready to answer the call of the
afflicted regardless of the religious
denomination to which they belong.
Mary J. Holmes' beautiful story,
"Mildred," in four acts, will be the
offering on Saturday night, Novem
ber 9, at Brands' opera house. The
company carries elaborate scenery
and will offer one of the best pro
ductions of the season. Between acts
will be given the famous Rae's spe
cialties, which make an additional
attraction. The company also fea
tures bargain price of 25, 35 and 50
cents. Curtain rises at 9 p. in.
Rapid Progress Being Made.
Drescher & Schlegel are pushing
along the construction of the armory
as rapidly as it is possible to so do.
As many bricklayers as can conven
iently work on the building are ply-
There will be a Thanksgiving pro
gram and basket social
house, district 3
day P.VPnincr "MVvarr'Ko 07 A 1 nr-a
day evening, November* 27. Al1l are
welcome. Ladies will please bring
I baskets containing Thanksgiving
VOLUME XXXTI. NO. 46
Bulgarian Army Drives Turks to the
Last Ditch in Fortress Near
City of Constantinople.
Turkey Appeals to Powers for Inter-
vention but They Do Not Feel
Inclined to Interfere.
Hostilities are still in progress and
the Balkan allies appear to be practi
cally sweeping everything in front
of them, the Bulgarian troops lead
ing in achievements. The town of
Decos, from whence the city of Con
stantinople receives its water sup
ply, has been captured by the Bul
garsand this supply cut off. The
fort of Tchatalja, the only strong
hold that lies between the advancing
Bulgarian army and the gates of
Constantinople, is reported to have
been demolished, while at Adriano
ple a heavy bombardment is proceed
Turkey has made an appeal to the
powers for mediation, but it has
received but a lukewarm reception.
In the allied Balkan states the Eu
ropean nationb find a greater power
than they had anticipated. At the
outset of the war these nations en
tered into a pact among themselves
to let the war proceed so far as
would suit their purpose and then to
cry "Halt" to the Balkan allies, but
they soon discovered that this would
be uselessthe confederation is de
termined to treat for peace with
none other than the nation with
which it is at war and to conduct
its negotiations within the walls of
No attempt should be made bj the
powers to prevent the entry -of the
victorious army into Constantinople
or the retention of the Turkish
capital by the allies as a part of the
spoils of war. All of christian
Europe should be thankful if the
allies drive the murderous Turks
trom the continent.
Horse and Auto Race.
Electiician Randall takes particu
lar pride in his little red machine.
He has named it the "Cannon Ball'
because, he says, of its* remarkable
speed and the whizzing sound it
makes when traversing the high
ways. Mr. Randall is, however,
much cast down by a story recently
put into circulation, presumably by
Mark Stroeter This story is to the
effect that Mike Mahonej wagered
the sum of thirty cents with Mr.
Randall that his red-headed Irish
race horse could run faster than the
"Cannon Ball." The race, so goes
the story, was pulled off last Satur
day near Mike's farm, and the red
headed horse won. Mike Kaliher, it
is said, acted as starter and judge,
while Bob King was the stakeholder.
Mr. Randall is talking of having the
defamer of the "Cannon Ball" ar
rested for criminal libel, and no one
could blame him for pursuing such
The Rev. Bernh. Salvesen of Min
neapolis, a Lutheran missionary in
the twin cities, will hold gospel
meetings in the Swedish Lutheran
church, beginning Thursday evening
of next week at 8 o'clock, with a ser
mon in the Norwegian language, and
Friday evening at the same hour the
sermon will be delivered in the Eng
lish language. Sunday morning at
10:30, Norwegian service, also in the
afternoon at 2:30. In the evening
at 8 o'clock the service will be in
the English language. A general
invitation is extended to attend
these services, and a special invita
tion to the Lutherans. All are
Report of district 10 for month
ending October 24: Total number of
pupils enrolled, 39 number of days
taught, 20 average daily attend
ance, 22. Pupils perfect in attend-
anceEdna Beto, May Harmon, Win
nifred Kenely, Margaret and Hazel
Orton, Louisa Payette, Blanche Ro
mine, Ada Shaw and Leona Ruesche.
Pupils prefect in reading for 15 days
Leona Ruesche, Otto Bauman,
Herman Williams, Lillie Cordes, Ada
Shaw, Vernon Harmon, Esther Mal
lotte, Ward Belair, Margaret Orton,
Winnifred Kenely, Virgie Harmon
and Irene Wahlfors.
Mrs. J. L. Wetsel, Teachre.^
Having purchased the north side
feed mill previously owned by J. C.
Whitcomb, I am in a position to do
all kinds of feed grinding and solicit
ltp G. A. Barrett, Owner.^,^*
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