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U. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
That Is the Amount Expended
New starch factory
DrT Armitage, store
Dr Armitage, store
DrTL Armitage, printing office
Henry Newbert, store
Henry Newbert store
Byers, addition to store
A E, Allen addition to store
Dr Cooney garage
Riverside Hotel addition and lmtirove
Dr A McRae residence
Frank Goulding, residence
Henry Avery residence
Dr Darragta, residence
Allen Hayes, residence
Byers addition and improve
ment to residence
Pete Anderson residence
W Manke, residence
Frank Stadden, residence
Chas Grow residence
Chas. Grow, barn
W 3. Dresiher residence
Richard Meriul, residence
Mrs Edmison residence
Mrs Elmer Woodman, residence
Frank Smith improvements to resi
W Ii Hatch, improvements to resi
Harfey Holmes, residence.
Oliftfrn Cravens improvements to resi
Mrs Katherine Applegate, improve
ments to residence
Mrs Cahill, residence
Ed Laporte, residence
Win Davis, improvements to resi
Otto Henschel, improvements to resi
Frank Henschel, barn
Fair grounds new buildings and im
Wm Miller, warehouse
rover Um*ehocker, eoal-house
Princeton During Year 1912 for
Surrounding Country is Keeping Pace
With the Village in the Hat-
ter of Improvements.
Princeton is a village of about 2,000
inhabitants. Not a very large
place, to be sure, but one of the best
business towns of its size the
Northwest No small town can
boast ot better meicantile establish
ments or of handsomer residences.
There is one thing lackinga first
class hotel We hope that want
will be supplied during the year 1913.
There is no better opening anywhere
in the state foi a neat, first-class
hotel than right heie in Princeton.
Princeton is a good cash market
town for the sale of everything the
farmer has to sell Live stock, poul
try and all kinds of faimeis' prod
uce finds readj sale and commands
the highest market prices.
Princeton is also a good place to
"trade. There is brisk competition
in all lines of business and the mer
chants and dealers are obliged to
carry large stocks and content them
selves with leasonable piofits
But it is as a potato market that
Princeton excels. It is the largest
primary potato market in the North
west over 1,000,000 bushels of pota
toes are marketed here annually, and
the large number of buyers and the
sharp rivalry between them guaran
tees the seller top-notch prices.
Princeton is well situated, on the
G. N. railroad, only 50 miles from
the Twin Cities and 119 from Du
luth, the great commercial and
manufacturing centers of the state.
Princeton never has had a "boom,"
but it has more than held its own in
jpopulation, and there is a noticeable
improvement in its business houses
and residences in lecent years. The
building improvements for the year
1912, conservatively estimated, will
aggregate over $112^500not a bad
"showing for a village of 2,005. The
most important of these improve"
ments aie the beautiful new armory
and the most modern, up-to-date
staich factoiy in the state. Several
neat new residences that would be a
credit to a much larger place were
also erected this year.
The country adjacent to Princeton
has kept pace with the village and
there is a marked improvement in
farm houses and barns in recent
years. Within a radius of four or
hve miles of Princeton there are
many imposing farm houses, as good
as can be found anywhere in the
state, and in fact neat modern farm
houses and comfortable and commo
dious barns greet the vision every
where throughout southern and cen
tral Mille Lacs county, and the same
is true of the adjoining towns in
Sherburne, Isanti and Benton coun
With a good system of highways
this section of the state is bound to
continue to prosper.
Annexed hereto is a list ot the
building improvements in Princeton
village during the year 1912:
3,500 4,000 3,000
1500 1250 1,000
250 250 300 300
Anthony & Dakota Elevator
Peter Wlkeen, warehouse 2 200
Famechon, addition to warehouse
and bean house 650
E Best, addition to warehouse 400
E Fox, improvements to residence 1,000
A. R. Blakey, field secretary of'the
Minnesota Association for the Pre
vention and Relief ot Tuberculosis,
was here on Monday in the interest
of the work of the society. From
figures supplied by him it is shown
that in 1911 there were more than
2,400 deaths from tuberculosis in
Minnesota. A large proportion of
these peisons died while in the ac
tive period of life at a time when
they could least be spaced, judged
both from the humanitarian and ec
onomic point of view.
The fact, however, which is arous
ing people to action is that the
death rate from tuberculosis is not
declining in this state From year
to yeai there has practically been
the bame number of deaths, which
means that befoie a person dies he
communicates the disease to at least
one other person.
The disease is a preventable one
and the best known method to pre
vent it is the establishment of a
sufficient number of sanitariums.
To effect this end the various state
organizations interested in the cru
sade against the dread disease will
appeal to the legislature at the forth
Pointers on Parcels Post.
As heretofore stated in this paper,
the parcels post system goes into
effect, as provided by law, next Wed
nesday, January 1, 1913.
Parcels not exceeding 11 pounds in
weight will be received at the local
office and also in the rural service by
route carriers duly authorized to ac
cept the same.
The law requires the use of dis
tinctive parcel post stamps on all
fourth-class matter mailed on or
after January 1, 1913. Under the
terms of the Jaw ordinary stamps
will not pay postage on such matter.
Each parcel must bear the name
and address of the sendei otherwise
it can not be accepted for mailing.
A pareel post guide has been pub
lished by the department for use in
connection with the parcel post map
in deteimining the postage rates.
The map and the guide may be pur
chased by remitting a money order
lor 75 cents to the Chief Clerk, Post
office Department, Washington,
Where They Are Spendin&Holidays.
The following teachers in the
public schools left on Saturday morn
ing to pass the holidajs at their
homes: Miss Hull went to White
Bear, Miss Owens to Tracy, Miss
Yancy to Grand Rapids, Miss Benda
to Brainerd, Miss Foley to St. Paul,
Miss Waters to Fergus Falls, Mrs.
Stevens to Owatonna, Miss Pollard
to Robbinsdale, Miss Hayden to Elk
Rner, Miss Robinson to Milaca, and
Miss Peterson to St. Cloud. Mrs.
Stroeter, Miss King, Miss Whiting
and Miss Tompkins will remain in
Princeton, while Superintendent
Marshall and daughter, Lorna, will
spend the holidays at Kenyon.
Miss Flossie Davis was called to her
home at Delano last Friday in con
sequence of the death of her grand
Proposed Dam Near Onamia.
The board of army engineers,
which has the final say on the mat
ter, has informed Representative
Miller that a hearing will be held on
January 6 in Washington on the*stables,
question of constructing a dam
across Rum river, near Onamia,
With a view of improving the navi
gation of Mille Lacs*lake. The en
gineering officers of St Paul submit
ted an adverse report on the proposi
tion and Mr. Miller appealed to the
board of army engineers. Notices
have been mailed to the commercial
clubs of Onamia and Aitkin, to the
St. Anthony Power company, and
others interested, to be on hand to
give their opinions in tha matter.
The New Armory.
The steel work for^the new armory
has arrived and no time will be lost
in placing it in position and putting
the roof on the structure. The
building will be pushed to comple
tion despite weather conditions, say
Drescher & Schlegel, the contractors.
An idea of the appearance of the
new armory may now be obtainedit
is not onlv a substantially built
structure but attractive from every
point of view. It will constitute a
great improvement to the village
besides furnishing a commodious
rendezvous for the members of Com
pany and providing a place for
large public gatherings.
YffiETIDIEXERCISES Appropriate Christmas Sermons1
Delivered and Choral Programs
Christinas Bye Beflttingly Observed
With Entertainments by Sun.
day School Children.
Christmas services, largely of a
choral nature, were held at the Con
gregational and Methodist churches
on Sunday and the programs were
especially befitting and attractive.
Revs. Fisher and Service preached
the Christmas sermons in the re
spective edifices. The musical pro
grams for the Congregational church
were arranged by Mrs. H. C. Cooney
and for the Methodist church by
Mrs. C. A. Caley.
On Christmas eve a cantata en
titled, "The Rejmenation of Santa
Glaus," was presented by the chil
dren of the Sunday school at the Con
gregational church and every charac
ter in the cast was well taken. Fol
lowing the cantata, with which the
audience was much pleased, presents
were distributed from the Christmas
At the Methodist church on Christ
mas eve an entertainment consisting
of songs, rceitations, etc., was given
by the Sunday school children and
young people ot the church, which
was followed by a distribution of
gifts from the Christmas tree. The
entertainment throughout was "very
enjoyable and the little folks who
took part in the program did them
The services at St, Edward's Cath
olic church on Christmas morning
were very impressive and the special
musical numbers of a high order, the
solo parts being especially well ren
dered.. The services were conducted
by Rev. Joseph Willenbrink.
At the German Lutheran church a
pretty entertainment was given
the Sunday school children on Christ
mas eve and there wag also & Chris'
mas tree. Rev. Eugene Ahi t!
pastor, conducted a^twfcesjfii 4?|jri*fr
mas morning and preached an able
sermon. Services-were also held-an
the church this morning.
Christmas was duly observed in
the German Lutheran church, town
of Princeton. A Christmas tree and
entertainment were given on Tues
day evening and on the following
morning Rev. Gtto Strauch held the
customary Christmas services and
preached an appropriate sermon.
It Didn't Work Weil.
An Englishman met a frfend and
said: "Isay, old chap, I've got an
awfully good idea, don't you know
I'm going to have a music box put
in my bathroom, so when I'm hav
ing my bath I can have a bit of
music, don't jou know."
His friend didn't seem to think
much of the idea, and when he met
him some time afterward he asked
how the idea of the music box in the
bathroom came off.
"Oh," said the Briton, "to tell
the truth, it wasn't much of a suc
cess. The blawsted thing would
only play, 'God Save the King,' and
I had to stand up all the time."-*
Indeed it is Commendable.
Some excellentwork was done last
month on the road north of town
through Page township. J. A. Al
len, Harlin, Dr. R. E. Cook
and W. S. Tyler voluntarily sent out
their four horses from the 'Harlin
attached to a road drag and
the road from Milaca through Page
township was given the finishing
touches by being dragged down to a
smooth surface. These gentlemen
volunteeied this work at their own
expense"and were assisted by Com
missioner Carl Shplin in directing
the work. This is a* move in the
right direction and the public spirit
exhibited is to be highly commend
Forty-Eight Hours Notice,
Railroads which transport potatoes
in carloads during freezing weather
must notify shippers within forty
eight hours after cars are delivered
at their destination if the prospec
tive purchaser^ refuse to accept the
.shipments. Otherwise, they will be
held responsible for any loss or dam
This was the opinion of the state
supreme court handed down on the
21st inst. in a case wherein C. C.
Emerson & Co. had shipped potatoes
to Kansas *City and Clarinda, Iowa.
In Kansas City, the Woodson Bonded
company refused $he shipment and
one-third of the potatoes froze.
Mr. Emerson, in district court, was
allowed to testify as an expert wit-
ifess relative to potato shipments.
The "supreme court holds that the
iiprty-eight-hour rule is sane and rea
sonable. The syllabus follows:
Presented in Churches. .^V"-
A particular shipment of a car
ojf potatoes over defendant's road hn
ppsed^apon defendant the duty to in
form plaintiff of the refusal of a pros
pective .purchaser to accept the same
,v|ithin forty-eight hours. The evi
dence is held to justify the con
clusion that the purchaser refused to
accept the oousignment and that de
ffhdant negligently fajled to notify
The opinion of an expert of the
ilue*af*a partly frozen car load of
tatoes, held properly admitted in
ldence. The rule that the adinis
o*of such evidence is discretionary
ith* the trial court followed and ap-
p|ie|. McDonough vs Cameron, 116
Opinion by Justice Brown
The Best Union Correspondents.
[After a careful examination of the
fijes of the Union for the past year
the committee appointed to deter
mine who were entitled to the prizes
dfered by the Union to its four best
correspondents unanimously awarded
fust prize, $10.00 to the Woodward
Brook correspondent the second and
tjiird, Zimmerman and Blue -Hill
ere so close that each were awarded
.00 the Glendorado and Santiago
correspondent was awarded fourth
The Union will again offer $25.00
prizes, in addition to regular re
uneration, -to its four best corre
endents for the vear 1913$10.00 for
first $7.00 for the second $5.00
r^ the third and $3.00 for the
urth.1 Again the Union thanks all its cor
spondents for their efforts during
past year. May their cup of bliss
filled to overflowing every day of
A Delightful Event.
The concert and dance given by
t|ie Citizens' band last Thursday
proved to be the most delightful
rent of the Winter season and the
attendance was large. A program
t^*r|re excellence was presented at
the concert and the band, under the
^dipectron of Prof. Heintzeman, dem
onstrated its ability to correctly ex
ecute the most difficult of music.
The dance numbers, by a string
orchestra, were also admirably ren
dered, and the lovers of terpsicho
rean diversion were elated. Prince
ton's inhabitants should appreciate
the fact that in the Citizens' band
the village has an organization which
stands in the front rank.
A Good Road the Solution.
The Onamia Lake Breeze thinks
the court house should be located at a
more central pointPage for instance.
Which leads tbe Milaca Times to
remark: "Why not put that? court
house at Milaca?" The court*house
will be central and accessible any
where in the count} when we have
a good broad highway running
through the center of the county
from Mille* Lacs lake to the Sher
burne line. If such a road is not
completed within a very short time
the change of location of the county
seat will be a live issue in local poli
County fair associations receive
from the state this year 89 per cent
of the amount paid out in premiums.
The Mille Lacs County Agricultural
society receives $1,232.33 Isanti Ag
ricultural society,' $540.98 Anoka
society, $691.00. Only seven coun
ties, in the state receive more than
Mille Lacs. Next year Mille Lacs
will come pretty near heading the
Twenty-Five Dollars Reward.
Twenty-five dollars reward will be
paid to the person who furnishes
such information as will lead to the
arrest and conviction of the person
or persons who maliciously disfigured
the show windows of several stores
in town bv marking them with soap.
32., K. Evens, Secretary Prineetoh
AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL.
Andrew George of Santiago is at
$he hospital for treatment. Mr.
George was trampled upon by a horse
in a runaVvay and two ribs were
fractured. In addition he was badly
August Olson of Wyanett is con
valescent after a severe attack of
Clarence Edison of Orrock ^was
operated upon last Thursday for an
abscess. He is convalescent.
M. C. Goldberg of Princeton town
ship underwent an operation op Mon
day for a tumor of the bead.
Clerk of Court Robt. H. King, During
the Year 191a, Issued Sixty-
Six Marriage Licenses.
In the Preceding Year Forty-Nine
Were Issued, or Seventeen
Less Than This Year.
During the year 1912 the number
of marriage licenses issued by Clerk
of Court King aggregates 66, 'or 17
totafwas~49. In 19ld"the total"was
85 and in 1909 54. The names of
those granted marriage licenses are
JanuaryWilliam DeBoer and
Martha Van JDer Meer, Clifford
Sweet and Ada Isabella Orton.
FebruaryCharles King and Nora
ftesna, Dell E Palmer and Augusta
Deahen, Fred E. Erickson and Mary
Knutson, William Neumann and
Edith Marpe. ZJ^,.r
March-Charlie Weeks and'Pauline
Manke, Charles W. Gerth and Min
nie Kronstrom, Hugo N. Werner and
Ada L. Peterson, Clarence C. Hol
brook and Julia Polusky.
AprilAdolph M. Queal and Helen
Harpei, Guy D. Preston and Pearl
A. Buck, John Eidam and Anna
Beckers, Bernard Kunst and Anna
MayCharley Landberg and Hildur
Kronstrom. David Flowers and Lela
K. Stewart, Ernst Th. Carlson and
Selma L. Jorgenson, William Her
bert and Emma Mallery, Fred H.
Dangers and Anna Schlee, David
Pearson and Ingrid C. L. Bergiund.
JuneJames, Alfred Tomlinson
and Mabel Meyers, Herbert Lf Zim
merman and Hulda C. Buirge,
Charles H. Schauers and Mary Pal
then, Otto Paulson and Alma Ny.
stedt, Olin C. Myron and Bertha El
vina Engebretson, Bruno C. Busch
and Grace D. Thompson, Ray Kali
her and Jennie V. Abbott, Andrew
Gust Anderson and Mathilda L.
Bergeron, jr., and
JujjfSam Larson and Caroline
Peterson, Alfred H. Lundquist and
Mary W. Lindholm, Charles R. Har
mon and Verna M. Townsend, Peter
Larson and Charlotte Neumann.
AugustWright Benton Page and
Ethel I. Farnham^ Ray C. Keenan
and Margaret 1. Arnold, Gustave J.
Anderson and Lilley Whitcomb, Jos
eph F. Kariger and Severine Bridge,
David J. Lundholra and Lillian L.
Johnson, Louis B. Wagner and
Marie J. Frederickson.
and Emily C. Bergman, George L.
Russell and Caroline Larson, Frank
Kunst and Ida Sentema, O N. Vis
ta, jr., and Sophia McCue, Edward
Ffeps and Hulda Bandemer, John
Olson and Carrie H. Harstad.
OctoberOscar Lundgren and Wan
da Hoeft, Orrin Smith and Eunice
Fleck, Charles L. Stedman and Ulara
M. Allen, Carl H. Dahlstrofn and
Nanna M. Erickson, Andrew H.
Sawyer and Ida Olena Petterson,
Peter Johnson and Hilma C. Berg
sten, Harry C. Olson and Myra L.
Applegate, Orva Applegate and Irene
Thompson, Clair I. Kaliher and
Rachael M,. Townsend, Anton R.
Thorson and Blanche A. Panchot.
NovemberFred A. Ulven and
Rena S. Jacobson, Charles Bigelow
and Florence Christinsen, Charles
T. A. Pinz and Sena Anderson, Al
fred L. Holm and Bada Nyberg,
John E. Larson and Freda M. Hag
berg, William J. Scharffbilling and
Marie L. Crepeau, John F. Carlock
and Mary A. Ayers, Lloyd F. Wilkes
and Mabel C. Berg.
DecemberEarl A. Nelson and
Clara Nelson, William P. McCombs
and Lovinia R. Booth, Victor A.
Eckland and Mary L. Reiber.
Ferrell Suits Against Railroad Settled..
The settlement of the various
causes of action in the suits brought
against the Great Northern Railroad
company by W. H. Ferrell & Co. has
These suits involved a liability of
the railroad company for failure ^0.
furnish cars for potato shipments
from various warehouses at different
A trial of a part of the causes pf
action^ resulted in a verdict against
the railroad company and in favor of
W. H. Ferrell & Co, The railroad
took an appeal to the state supreme
court, which affirmed the trial court.
The railroad then petitioned for a
reargument in the state supreme
court, which was denied, and it
thereupon instituted proceedings for
an appeal to the United States su
preme court on the claim that a fed
eral question was involved in the is*
sues. At this stage of the proceed-
ings a settlement of all the various
causes of action was agreed upon andT~
has now been completed. E. L. Mc
Millan was one of the attorneys forua
W. H. Ferrell & Co.
OPINIONS OF EDITORS|sR
The women of the state gained a
point when suffrage was endorsed
strongly by the Northern Minnesota
The Lesser Evil.
Spencer J. Searls wants to know
whether it is cheaper to get married
or buy an automobile. Get married,
Mr. S. The model never changes.
A Lesson to Gossips.
One of those split-tongued gossip
ing women was shot dead by another
woman in Indiana last week for
slandering: her. Every first-class
town has them.Lake Crystal Union.
We cannot conscientiously offer our
sympathy to Mr. McGarry for his de
feat for speaker of the house. Rather
do we congratulate him for his es
cape from a thankless and enemy
making task.Cass Lake Times,
.j. 4, .j.
No Doubt, Whatever.
There is no doubt but that nine
hundred and ninety-nine out of a
thousand of our people will admit
that thirty cents a pound is plenty
for butter. That was the decision
of the buttermakers at their rceent
Of Here Value Than Ads.
This issue of the Vidette is mostly
given Up to advertisements. I
wduldn'tdoit only for the simple
reason that I need the money. Every
inch of space in the* paper could be
filled with good-paying ads, but, by
dad, I have to save a little space for
my country correspondents. Carlton
Just think of it. Down in Mis
souri there has been a $9,000 a year
jdb overlooked by the governor for
over thirteen years* The position is
the auditor's special counsel in the
collection of the collateral inheri
tance tax. Such a gross error would
never have occurred in Minnesota.
f'-" $. 4
Cure Worse Than Disease.
After paying out over a half mil
lion dollars as wolf bounty, the state
of Minnesota finds it has more wolves
ndw than, when it started its benev
olent scheme of extermination at so
much per ftead. Evidently that haff
million has created the science of
wolf culture instead of wolf exter-'
mination. Let us now abolish the
bounty and get rid of the wolves.
Belle Plaine Herald.
Murderers Should be Executed.
"We note that some of the clergy
*are advocating that Minnesota re
turn to capital punishment. They
state that the fear of the hangman's
noose has a tendency to curtail
crime, as the criminals know that,
no matter what the nature of their
crime may be they will at the most
get imprisonment for life, and then
they stand a good chance of being
paidoned, after serving a few years.
Pine County Pioneer.
Should Never Have Been Appointed.
The news of the resignation of C.
A. Smith, the Minneapolis lumber
man, from the board of regents of
the state university was received
without regrets. He has scarcely
been a resident of the state for
several years and ne should have
resigned, lo'ng agoin fact he should
never have been appointed.! Ex
Senator Frederick B. Snyder was
promptly appointed td fill the Vacan
cjr and no better selection^could have
been made.-Preston Times.
3 4. .J.
Farmers Alert to the Situation:
Though the quantity of feed on
our farms is unusually great this
year, farmers are not inclined to seji
and the price accordingly holds up
fairly well. Earmers have discovered
a more profitable way of disposing of
their corn than bringing it to mar
ket. Cattle raising and dairying
have 30-cent corn beat a mile. This
feature has taken a mighty spurt
forward lately, but' even yet there
are few farmers
don't wisfi they had a few more cows
to convert ,into monthly cream.