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tt. C. DONN, Pnbligher. Tenua gi.00 Per Year.
FAIR SOCIETY MEETS
Annual fleeting of Mille Lac's Agricul-
tural Society Augurs Well for
Success of Next Fair.
Large Attendance of MembersBest
of Good FeelingFine Dinner
Given by S. S. Petterson.
Pursuant to notice the annual
meeting of the Mille Lacs County
Agricultural society was held at
McMillan & Stanley's office Tuesday
forenoon. There was a large attend
ance of the stockholders of the soci
ety present, President Andrew Bry
son presiding. Among those from
outside the village at the meeting
were J. A. Allen of Milaca, Dan
Sundberg of Milo, JSels M. Peterson
of Borgholm, Ole H. Uglem and
Nelse Robideau of Greenbush, John
Dalchow and Peter Jensen of Bogus
Brook and John Foote of Princeton
The reports of the secretary and
treasurer were read, unanimously
adopted and ordered placed on file,
as was also the report of the audit
ing committee. The reports were
complete, even to the minutest de
tail, and anyone who thinks the
affairs of the society are not care
fully and methodically managed has
another think coming. The report
of the secretary in detail appears in
On motion duly made and seconded
the following board of directors was
unanimously elected: Andrew Brjr
son, Frank Goulding, C. A. Jack,
Ira G. Stanley, S. S. Petterson,
George Schmidt and J. J. Skahen,
Princeton Frank Morneau, Wahkon
Jesse Rogers, Kathio Carl M.
Sholin, Page: Dan Sundberg. Milo
Nels M. Peterson, Borgholm JSelse
Robideau, Greenbush Peter Jensen,
Bogus Brook: J. A. Allen, Milaca.
Immediately thereafter the board of
directors proceeded to elect the fol
lowing officers: Andrew Bryson.
president: Frank Goulding, vice
president C. A. Jack, treasurer:
Ira G. Stanley, secretary.
The affairs of the society were
thoroughly discussed and all seemed
well pleased with the condition of
affairs. By the first of the year the
net indebtedness of the society will
not amount to over $2,000that in
cludes the back payments due on the
grounds and ail other liabilities.
The grounds and buildings are con
servatively estimated to be worth
$10,000. The only heavy outlay for
the coming year will be the improve
ment of the race track, and it is
thought $500 will put it in good
A resolution was adopted appoint
ing a committee of five to prepare
the premium list for the 1913 fair,
and to have the same ready for dis
tribution not later than April 1st
A special effort will be put forth
to secure township exhibits next
year, and towns remote from Prince
ton will be placed on an equal foot
ing with Princeton bj providing for
the expense of conveyingtheir exhib
its to the fair.
It is also expected that there will
be an immense exhibit of the best
potatoes raised in Minnesota at the
fair next earand the best tubers
are grown in the country tributary
to Princeton. Mr. W. H. Ferrell
promised that he would see to it
that prizes were offered that would
cause potato-growers to sit up and
take notice. Besides it must not be
forgotten that L. W. Hill,
Chairman of the board of directors
of the Great Northern, has offered
a $50 silver cup for the best display
of three varieties of potatoes. The
prizes for potatoes alone will aggre
gate several hundred dollars.
After the meeting all present ad
journed to the old Maccabee hall,
which had been kindly given for the
occasion by Mr. Allen, where a
splendid turkey dinner was served by
Frank Henschel of the Ideal res
taurant. It was adinne which all
enjoyed, as the table was loaded with
good things which were served in
excellent style. The dinner was
given by Mr. S. S. Petterson of the
First Natiunal bank.
After the table had been cleared
and the cigars were lighted, R. C.
Dunn acted as toastmastei. The
health of the generous host, Mr.
Petterson, was proposed and drank
pure cold water was the beverage.
Every gentleman present, and there
were 25 of them, was called upon no
one was slighted and all responded
with neat and appropriate talks.
The most enjoyable speechesthey
were all enjoyablewere those de
livered by the farmers. Mr. Allen
said that Milaca would have a dis
play at the fair next year that
would take first money. He was
called by Mr. Jensen, who said
Bogus Brook would show 'em. Mr.
Peteison wanted all to know that
Borgholm would be there with the
goods. Mr. Sundberg reminded the
preceding speakers that Milo was
on the map of Mille Lacs county and
would be heard from. Mr. Dglem's
Viking blood was up and he gave
them all to understand that Green
bush was the banner town of the
county and they would have to get
up early and sit up late to beat her.
The good-natured bantering clearly
indicates that there will be great
rivalry between the towns at the
The dinner was one of the most
pleasant functions ever given in
Princeton, and it was determined to
make the banquet one of the features
of the annual meeting hereafter.
The only thing missing was the
ladies. Next year the ladies will be
present. Every member of the soci
ety will bring his wife along.
At the conclusion of the speech
making Mr. S. S. Petterson, the host,
was given a rising vote of thanks.
Thus terminated the best and most
enjoyable annual meeting in the his
tory of the Mille Lacs County Agri
A Long Term of Court.
District court concluded its work
for the November term on the 27th
after a grind of over nine days, and
Judge Nye and Coutt Reporter
Woodward left on Thursday morn
ing's train for their homes to spend
Thanksgiving day. In order to
facilitate the work of the term
Judge Nye held several night ses
sionsotherwise it would have been
necessary for him to reconvene court
after Thanksgiving day.
In the case of Elvira Peterson vs.
A. G. Phelps, for malpractice, which
was in the hands of the jury when
the Union went to press last week,
the plaintiff was awarded $1,500
damages. The case grew out of the
alleged improper treatment of an
ailment to one of the plaintiff's
fingers which resulted in permanent
injury. The testimony of the plain
tiff's .expert witnesses in the case
was conflicting, and it is altogether
probable that a new trial will be
granted. Constant Larson was at
torney for plaintiff and E. L. Mc
Millan for defendant.
Five personal property tax cases
were disposed of as follows: State
vs. Meshigun Point association,
judgment for plaintiff State vs. W.
H. Ferrell, judgment for defendant
and proceedings dismissed State vs.
W. H. Ferrell & Co., ten days
allowed county attorney to file brief
in support of assessment in contro
versy State vs. Charles Keith, judg
ment for defendant as stated in
answer State vs. E. S. Hall, judg
ment for plaintiff.
Harvey Stock Company.
"The Dawn of a New Tomorrow,"
the play which introduces the Har
vey Stock company to the patrons of
Brands' opera house on next Monday
evening, is one of the cleanest plays
ever presented from any stage. It
is one that requires a cast of real
ability to properly present it, and
the press of the country round about
us has acclaimed nothing but praise
for the piece and the organization
offering it. I is not a play on the
melodramatic order, but of the finer
sort where acting is required to
"put it over the footlights." Vaude
\ille features will appear between
the acts, thus making it a continuous
preformance from curtain to curtain.
All vaudeville acts, together with
the play, will be entirely changed
nightly. Complete scenic settings
for all their plays are carried by the
Married at St. Edward's Rectory.
The following weddings took place
in the rectory of St. Edward's
Catholic church and were conducted
by Rev. Willenbrink:
November 27William Scharffbillig
of St. Paul and Mary Crepeau of
Princeton. WitnessesT. L. Vorn
wald and Tilly Crepeau.
November 28Lloyd F. Wilkes and
Mabel C. Berg, both of Milaca.
WitnessesWarren and Elenere Car
Celebrate Crystal Wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bridge cele
brated their crystal wedding last
evening and 37 friends and neigh
bors were in attendance at the fes
tivities. A nice supper was served
at 7 o'clock and later in the evening
ice cream and cake. Card games and
music were among the amusements,
and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge received
many pretty tokens of remembrance,
among them a. handsome clock.
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EXCELLENTPROGRAM Entertainment at Methodist Church
on Thanksgiving Evening At-
tracts Large Audience.
Vocal and Instrumental Musical Num-
bers, Addresses and Recita-
tions Comprise Program.
An excellent program, preceded by
a 10-cent supper of which many par
took, was presented at the Methodist
church on Thanksgiving evening
and the edifice was packed with
people of all religious denominations.
The program consisted of musical
selections,instrumental and vocal,
recitations and addresses. The
Zouave band was at its best and the
soloists. Miss Freda Anderson and
Donald Marshall, rendered their
numbers in an excellent manner.
The male quartet and choir selec
tions, as well as the recitations were
all far above the average. J. J.
Skahen, Prof. Marshall, Guy Ewing
and R. C. Dunn adddressed the
R. C. Dunn, who spoke first, took
for his subject, 'Religious Tolerance
in the United States.'' He traced
the origin of Thanksgiving day back
to the Puritans, told of their reli
gious convictions, complimented
them on their patriotism, but con
demned their religious intolerance.
He compared the colony of Maryland,
founded by Catholics under Lord
Baltimore, wherein religious freedom
was made the cornerstone of the
government of the colony, with New
England, which was pervaded by
religious intolerance. He traced re
ligious freedom in America and its
incorporation into the United States
constitution, which divorced forever
church and state, and said that not
one cent of money, under the consti
tution of Minnesota, could be used
for sectarian purposes. He eulogized
Princeton, saying* it was ever free
from religious bigotry. He paid a
feeling tribute to the memory of
Father Levings, illustrating thereby
the good feeling, brotherly love and
religious freedom which existed in
Princeton. Mr. Dunn closed with a
quotation from one of his favorite
Professor Marshall gave an excel
lent address on "Public Education
in the United States and Minnesota
in Particular."' He handled his
subject in a masterful manner, bring
ing out many points of interest to
his hearers. He said, among other
things, that no state in the union
has equaled Minnesota in her liberal
appropriations for school purposes,
and that her system of teaching was
among the best in the world. The
schools of Princeton, said Mr. Mar
shall, speak for themselves.
J. J. Skahen discoursed on "The
Meaning of the Recent Election."
When Rev. Service asked him, a
a day or two prior to Thanksgiving, to
speak, he replied that he was rejoic
ing so much over the outcome of the
election that he thought he would
have to talk politics. "Go ahead,"
said Mr. Service. So Mr. Skahen
selected his subject accordingly. He
commenced his discourse by saying
that he did not seek any office, either
elective or appointive, and was in
terested in the election only as an
American citizen. The first subject,
he said, that he was particularly
concerned in was the good roads
amendment and he wished to pay a
tribute to its originator, advocate
and defender, R. C. Dunn. This
popular measure, said he, will re
main on the statute books of the
state of Minnesota a monument to
the wisdom, industry and indefatig
able perseverance of him whose name
will ever be associated with it. As
a partial reward for this good work
we send him back to the legislature
to finish that which he has begun.
Aside from good roads, the speaker
said, state and county elections had
no attractive features for him. The
presidential election attracted more
than passing notice in consequence
of the number of candidates and the
peculiar nature of tne issues.
American people have the utmost
regard for water as a beverage, he
said, but are not yet ready to get
aboard the water wagon, neither are
they ready to have the
inverted by the election of Debs.
The third-term candidate received
PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1912.
.whom the would-be third-termer
tasked the American people to elect
jand to whom he himself dictated.
All this had a tendency to cheapen
and belittle the American republic
in the eyes of the nations of the
world. One question was forever
settled, said he, by the repudiation
of Roosevelt in this campaign, viz.,
the unwritten law of the constitu
tion, but now written by the Ameri
can people, that no third-termer
need apply. The people have sent
the bull moose back to the forest and
jungle dehorned. The speaker put
in a good word for President Taft,
saying that he was a genial, good
natured, scholarly gentleman who
will make an excellent ex-president.
The elephant, he said, will now take
a long but well-earned vacation.
The successful democratic candidate,
Woodrow Wilson, said Mr. Skahen,
has been elected president of the
United States by a larger majority
of electoral votes ever given a presi
dent since the days of Washington.
He is not only president of part of
the United States but of the whole
of the grandest nation on the face of
the earth and the best people in the
world. He comes not from the ranks
of the heroes of war nor from the
school of old politicians, but has
been called from the educational
fielda professor for the first time
in politics. The pride and strength
of the American republic consist
largely in the manner in which the
people receive the decision of the
ballot. With unanimity, alacrity
and acquiscence unknown to any
other nation the American people
accept the decision and, with a loyal
and patriotic co-operation, fall in
line for the success of the new ad
ministration. We may be democrats
and republicans before election, but
after we are all American citizens,
and allegiance to the Stars and
Stripes is dearer to every American
heart than allegiance to any party.
Guy Ewing. county superintendent
of schools, then addressed the
gathering on the schools of Mille
Lacs county, piefacing his remarks
with several humorous stories which
brought down the house. He de
scribed conditions in the rural dis
trict^ of the county, gave the num
ber, of teachers and told of the suc
cess with which the schools are being
conducted. Mr. Ewing's address
was interesting from start to finisku
Rev. Mr. Fisher of the Congrega
tional church made a few appropri
ate remarks and pronounced the ben
Rev. E. B. Service presided and
well did he perform the task.
A Close Contest.
It was an- exceedingly close con
test between C. A. Gilman and J. H.
Coates for representative in the
Beiiton-St. Cloud district. It was
supposed that Mr. Coates had a ma
jority of 34. But the canvassing
board discovered that 26 votes cast
for, Chas. G. Gilman had not been
counted for C. A. Gilman, the man
for whom they were intended. The
law plainly provides that the intent
of the voter shall govern, and the
misspelling of a candidate's name
or the misplacing of an initial let
ter is not permitted to defeat the
voter's wishes, hence the .26 votes
were counted for C. A. Gilman. On
the face of the returns Mr. Coates
wins by 8 votes. It is altogether
probable that Mr. Gilman will de
mand a recount of the vote of the
entire district, but the game is
hardly worth the powder.
Pythians Elect Officers.
The Princeton lodge, Knights of
Pythias, held its annual election on
Tuesday evening and the following
officers were chosen to serve for the
Chancellor commander, G. E. Rice
vice chancellor, Otto Henschel prel
ate, E. K. Evens master of work,
A. J. Anderson keeper of records
and seal, Geo. E. Chute master of
finance, Frank Goulding master of
exchequer, J. W. Hartman master
at arms, Fred Newton inner guard,
Fred Manke outer guard, Wm. Mil
ler trustee for three years, G. 1.
Staples. The installation of officers
will take place on January 7, 1913.
Boosting Onamia Potatoes.
There must be some good potato
soil in the vicinity of Onamia. In
his talk at the agricultural dinner,
government^ Tuesday, Mr. W. H. Ferrell told of
having shipped a carload of potatoes
to a state institution in an Indiana
more than passing notice on account' town. The superintendent of the in
of the unprecedented! nature of his
candidacy. Never fbefore did an
ex-president seek a third term or
take the field in advocacy of his own
election. And the nature of his
speeches were not only undignified,
but calumniatory of the party and
its leaders, including President Taft, he had shipped from Onamia.
stitution wrote and informed him
that he had been buying Princeton
potatoes for 15 years, all of a "good
quality, but the best he had ever re
ceived was that particular carload.
Upon looking up bis records Mr. Fer
rell discovered that it was a carload
Or the Mille Lacs County Agricultural
Society for the Year Ending
December 3rd, 1912.
The Net Outstanding Indebtedness is
About $2,000Fair of 1013
Will Be Record Breaker.
Last September the Union pub
lished a complete list of the premi
ums awarded at the county fairthe
amount paid, to whom and for what
purpose. At the regular annual
meeting of the Agricultural society
on Tuesday the financial affairs of
the society were examined into and
the reports of the secretary and
treasurer were checked over and
audited and were found to balance
to a cent. A copy of this report is
filed with the register of deeds as
provided by law and another copy is
filed with the state auditor. I will
be noticed that the amount paid for
amusements at the fair was $856.50,
while the amount paid for premiums
was $1,284.63. After the state aid
has been received this year the total
net indebtedness of the society will
be about $2,000. With favorable
weather next year the indebtedness
will be liquidated, then outside of
the cost of maintenance the society
can devote every cent of the gate
receipts as well as the state aid to
premiums and amusements.
Next j'ear larger prizes will be
offered than ever before, and the
sporting program will also be more
varied and attractive. The manage
ment is determined to make the 1913
fair a record-breaker in every wav
and the Union feels assured they
will succeed in their laudable under
taking. Annexed hereto is the re
port of the secretary in detail:
Cash on hand, December 5th, 1911 3 3.43
Received from State of Minn 1066.50
Princeton-Bogus Brook Tel. Co. 61.00
Princeton Short Line Tel. Co.. 52.87
Money borrowed, note First Nat Bank. 1306 00
MiUe Lacs County appropriation. 500.00
T. F. Scheen 30.00
Joe Townsend 30.00
Earl Henschel 3o!oo
Wisconsin Parmer 6 00
Nicol & Shufelt I 18,00
McGomery 12 00
R. M. Wmkleman 18 00
C. A Grow 50.00
Merry go-round 45.00
JohnThoma. 30 00
Prank Cooke 30.00
Entrance fees, horse races 175.00
Ladies, for rest room 101.80
Money borrowed, note First Nat. Bank. 2450.00
Julius A. Schmahl, filing amendment
J. Abbott, typewriting treasurer's
First National Bank, interest.
Thos. Johnson, dues Fed. Co. fairs!....'.
A Bryson, expense attending state fair
I. G. Stanley, paper plates
E Li. Clement, photos for government.".
First National Bank, interest
Mary Bines, taxes.
A. M. Davis, freight anddrayage
L. S Briggs, postage
First National Bank, draft for adver
L. S Briggs. postage
Amos Smith, drayage
Li. S. Briggs, stamps
Chas. Nelson, judge of stock
Sid Lane, labor during fair
C. A. Grow, meals to superintendents
Fred Young, police duty during fair..
Henry Bates, police duty during fair...
Ed Ciliey, labor during fair
A. Howard, labor during fair
Wm Jones, labor during fair..
Albert Bates, labor during fair...
Willis Foote, labor during fair
Sidney Lane, labor cleaning up after
Harry Mott. labor at fair
Milton Leach, telephone boy
Raymond Anderson, telephone boy..
John Develin, telephone boy
A- Bryson, labor fixing up after tair
Sidney Lane, labor fixing up after fair.
I. G. Stanley, livery posting advertising
and expense at state fair meeting.
G. N. Ry. Co freight on Webster cat
Kaliher & King, work on fair grounds
Kahher & King, hay and straw
Ira G. Stanley, salary
A. M. Davis, freight and drayage.
A. 13 Allen, mdse
C. A. Jack, mdse. and show cases
McCleJlan Paper Co drinking cups
Princeton Roller Mill Co., feed..
Chas. Keith, flags
Interest paid Mary Rmes, land con
Interest, First National Bank.
Martin Brands, tickets
G. E. Rogers, typewriting treasurer's
7.00 7.00 8.00
W. A Foote, labor
Geo. C. Newton, hardware.
VUlage of Princeton, poles
G. N. Ry. Co., freight on poles
Three States Cedar Co.. poles...
John Briggs, labor on buildings.
Geo. Stumm do
Charley Ross do
Geo. Stumm do
John Briggs do
E Ross do
Geo. Stumm do
Cnas. Ross do
Wm. Niles do
A. Bryson do
Geo. Stumm do
Chas. Ross do
Geo. Stumm do
chas. Plummer do
A. Bryson do
Chas Ross do
E. Brown do
Charles Ross do
Clarence Brown do
E. Hylander, painting...
Stumm labor on buildings
L. Wicen hauling sand
Sidney Lane, labor on buildings
A. Whitcomb. blacksmitlUng
A. Bryson. labor on buildings.....'.
Mcllbargey Hdw Co hardware
Caley Hardware Co., hardware
Evens Hardware Co.. hardware....
Caley Lumber Co., lumber
Princeton Lumber Co., lumber..
Evens Hardware Co., hardware "for
laaies' rest room
Caley Hardware Co.. hardware for
ladies' rest room
Caley Lumber Co lumber for ladies'
42.00 21.00 35.00
3.45 800 4.50
16.23 12.30 95.00
VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 50
W. C. Doane, ball gime. $50.00
Robideau Boys, blind race. 3.00
Ed Edson, hurdle race 2 00
Branchaud boy. 100 yard dash.... 5.00
Seifert boy, 2nd in 100 yard dash 2.00
John Balfanz, 1st in fat man's race 4.00
H. Erickson, 2nd in fat man's race..'.. 2.00
Jerry Kalkman. 3rd in fat man's race 1.00
Gust Kuhlman, horse race 15.00
Forrest McVicar, horse race 12.50
Fred Ross, horserace 7.50
Elmer Edson, horserace 5.59
M. M. Stroeter, tug of war. .'.'.I'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 15.00
John Runquist. horse race.. 100 00
W. c. Doane, ball game 50.06
W. C. Doane, ball game 50.09
Geo. Shurrer, horse race 12.00
M. M. Stroeter. sack race, baU throw-
M. M. Stroeter. 100 yard race 10.00
Harold Caley, treas. Citizen's band 100.00
Ross Foltz, treas. Princeton Juvenile
Geo. Schurrer. pony race.. 30.00,
Ed Preston, slow race. 7 50
Louis Dzink, pony race 7.50
Earl King, pony races 32.50
P. C. Foltz,horse race 10.60
Chas. King, horse race. 115.00
Gust Kuhlman. horse race 15 00
Forrest McVicar 12.56
Anson Howard, horse race. da.QO
J. E. Chapman, horse race 7.50
C. S. Grow, horse race 12.50
O. B. Randall, automobile race...'.*."..... 10.00
Fred Dugan, automobile race....]......'. 10.00
First National Bank, on account of
$2,150.00 note 31000 00
First National Bank, balance of $2150166
note U50 00
Mary Rines, on account of" land' con
tract 200 00
First National Bank note/dated May "l"
Premiums paid as per treasurer's state
Total receipts 88393.15
Disbursements, expecse 8724.49
Disbursements, improvements.. 1866.76
Disbursements, amusements 856!50
Disbursements, miscellaneous." 4940.63
Cash on hand 4.77
Amount paid for improvements to Dee.
1. 1911 $5292.66
Improvements from Dec 1.1911. to Dec.
Cash on hand.. 4,77
Balance due on land contract.. 8558 no
Note, First National Bank 2450.00
Resources over liabilities 84156.19
IKA G. STANLEY,
Report of Auditing- Committee.
we, the auditing committee of the fair asso
ciation, hereby certify that we have made a
careful examination of the records and vouch
ers covering the receipts and disbursements
of the association for the year ending Dec.
1912. and find the report of the secretary and
treasurer complete, satisfactory and correct
in every particular.
J. J. SKAHEN.
S. S. PETTERSO N.
Good Market for Everything.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Jackson spent
a few days last week at Princeton on
business and visiting relatives. Mr.
Jackson says that Princeton is the
only place for market of good stock.
Maywood Cor. Foley Independent.
Princeton is not only a good mar
ket for live stock but for everything
the farmer has to sell. There is
brisk competition here among buyers,
which guarantees the seller top
Princeton stores always carry large
and well-assorted stocks of merchan
dise and competition is keen, hence
purchasers are assured of their
Princeton is the liveliest little
business town in northern Minnesota,
and when the roads leading to it are
improved, as they should and will be
in the near future, its trade will be
Princeton is purely a farmers'
town, and farmers must have good
roads to travel to get to their mar
ket town. Hence it behooves every
business man of Princeton to take
more than a perfunctory interest in
the cause of road-improvement in
Rev. Service Talks to Pupils.
Rev. E. B. Service of the M. E.
church gave a very interesting talk
in the high school assembly hall on
Monday of this week. His subject
was "Making the Most of Your Op
portunities." The central thought
in his discourse was this: Our suc
cess or failure in life depends almost
entirely on ourselveson how we
have used the opportunities that
come to us day by day. We accom
plish what we "will" to do many
succeed and many fail in life's work,
but one can almost always And the
cause of failure right in himself.
Mr. Service is a 'very entertaining
speaker .and has a good delivery.
These morning talks, given by the
prominent citizens of the village, are
Only a Wee Dog.
"Jerry" was only a wee dog of the
Skye terrier breed. He first saw
the light of day in St. Paul 13 years
ago, and departed this life on
Thanksgiving day. "Jerry" was
more human than dog was a cute,
wise and affectionate little fellow
loyal to his friends and intensely de-~
voted to the members of the family
with whom he resided. He was
alwavs the first to welcome one of
the family home. If there is a dog
heaven "Jerry" is surely there oc-^
cupying a front seat. "Jerry" will,
be sadly missed and long remembered!
by the Dunn family. I