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THE COUNTY BOARD
Name of Town of Morgan Changed to
"Dailey" and School Petitions
William narsh is Appointed to Sue.
ceed Robert Clark as Janitor
for Unexpired Term.
The Mille Lacs board of county
commissioners met at the court
house on Tuesday with all members
in attendance with the exception of
Carl M. Sholin of the Fourth dis
trict. In his absence Vice-Chair
man Cater presided.
The petition of Jenson of Green
bush, asking to be set off from school
district 35 to 4, was heard and
William Marsh was appointed by
the board to succeed Robert Clark
as court house janitor for the latter's
unexpired term,to January 6,
1914,at $50 per month.
A petition was presented by John
Seorum praying to be set off from
school district 14, Mille Lacs county,
to district 20, Kanabec county, and
January 6, 1914, was set as the day
for the hearing.
The school petitions of Gust
Anderson and L. R. Danger, who
prayed to be set off from district 11
to 32, were heard and granted.
A petition for the resurvey of sec
tion 6, Bogus Brook township, was
considered and granted and R. S.
Chapman appointed to make the
survey, his bond being fixed in the
sum of $50.
The name of the town of Morgan,
recently incorporated in Mille Lacs
county, was changed to "Dailey" in
consequence of the fact that there is
another town of the name of Morgan
in the state.
Board adjourned on Tuesday even
ing to January 6, 1914.
Great Football Player Dead.
Chailes Sweitzer, captain of the
Hamhne uni\ersity football team,
died on Monday, after an illness of
less than five days, from spinal
maninsJi^. jHe was playing his
third year of college football this
year and was considered the best
center in the statehe was classed
by critics as an all-star. That his
death was in no way due to football
was the verdict of his physicians.
Charles Sweitzer was almost a
perfectly built man, being a trifle
over six feet tall and weighing about
185 pounds. He was 21 years of age.
He was the backbone of the Ham
line team this fall and without him
Saturday the team was demoralized
in the game with Carlton college,
losing 33 to 0. When the news of
the deteat of his team was wired to
his bedside Saturday night Sweitzer
was just dropping into unconscious
ness and seemed unable to grasp
the significance of the news. Except
for an occasional murmur of some of
his teammates' names his attempts
to talk were unintelligible from that
time until the end.
Barely Escaped With His Life.
Judge W. W. Bardwell of Minne
apolis shot a big pure white swan on
the shore of Mille Lacs lake near
Wahkon recently. According to the
veracious Minneapolis Tribune the
Indians, who regard the swan as a
sacred bird, were greatly agitated,
and the judge was in danger of losing
his scalp. But he fled into the Rex
hotel and hid in a bath tub until the
redmen had been appeased with a
peace offering of fire-water. The
judge had a narrow escape. We
shudder when we contemplate the
terrible fate that might have be
fallen himthe ferocious swan-wor
shiping Mille Lacs Chippewas might
have scalped, killed and eaten him!
The Union congratulates the judge
on his marksmanship and on his
Had a Glorious Time.
The other day Robert Ayers and
his brother, Charles, made a trip to
Duluth and return in an automobile.
I seems that it had always been
Robert's desire to make a Jong run
in an automobile and his brother ac
commodated him. Robert will tell
you, perhaps, if you ask him, all
about the glorious time he had.
In many places the roads were in
a deplorable conditionmuddy and
slipperyand consequently the ma
chine made many stops. Every time
it came to a standstill Charley, who
was at the wheel, would say to his
brother, "Robert, get out and
push." Robert got out all right
upon every occasion and not only
pushed but cranked the "infernal"
machine, as he called it, and the re
sult was that long before Duluth was
reached he was a sight to behold
covered with mud from head to foot.
On the return trip there was a rep
etition of the experience, but
Robert is said to have remarked
upon his return to Princeton that he
never had such an enjoyable outing
in his life and will buy an automo
bile within a short time.
A Hold Up?
The Sauk Rapids Sentinel tells a
story about a Miss Gergens, who was
insulted by a Lake Mayhew business
man, and says that the matter was
settled out of court in consideration
of a payment to said Miss Gergens of
$25. The tale, as told by the Sen
tinel, is substantially as follows:
The young woman, who was walk
ing along the highway, was asked
by the man to take a ride in his
buggy. She accepted the invitation
and, after riding a shoru distance,
he insulted her and used language
unbecoming a gentleman. She there
upon leaped from the buggy and sus
tained injuries which required the
attention of a physician, and later
Sheriff Craig went after the man.
The man admitted he was intoxi
cated, but asked that his name be
left out of the newspapers.
This story, which omits the man's
name, looks particularly fishy. If
true, however, it should be a warn
ing to farmers driving along the
highway against asking female pe
destrians to ride with them. The
Union would like to get the man's
version of the episode and publish it.
There are various ways of holding
people up. Beware Fake Solicitors.
The Children's Home Society of
Minnesota has issued a circular letter
warning the public against certain
women who have been soliciting
funds in various parts of the state
for a so-called orphanage in Kansas
City, Mo., known as the Walter
Baker home or the Joseph-Walter
home, of which Mrs. Julia Anna
Walter-Baker is the manager. This
oragnization, says the circular, is of
such a character that the associated
chanties of Kansas City refuse to in
dorse it. Sometimes these women
solicit for the Minnesota Children's
Homesociety, claiming to take the
place or the regular representatives.
The circular bears the signatures of
Rev. R. N. Adams and Rev. S. W.
Dickinson, president and superinten
dent of the Children's Home Society
Several months ago a woman
representing this Kansas City "or-
phanage" called at the Union office
but, upon the grounds that "charity
begins at home," the treasurer of
the office refused to contribute.
However, the woman doubtless col
lected a good sum of money in the
Land ol Profitable Diversified Farming.
The Isanti County Development
association has issued a neatly
printed and profusely illustrated
brochure modestly setting forth the
oportunities offered by Isanti county
for diversified farming. Every state
ment made in the little booklet is
true. There is nothing overdrawn.
That county is already pretty thickly
peopled with prosperous and con
tented farmers, but there is room
for more of the, right stamp, es
pecially in the western end of the
county. Nowhere in the state are
there better inducements offered
home-seekers, who may wish to en
gage in profitable diversified farm
ing, than in the group of counties
east of the Mississippi river and
south of the Northern Pacific rail
road, and Mille Lacs county is
located right in the center of the
Plenty of Deer.
With few exceptions the boys from
Princeton who hied to the woods of
the north to kill or buy deer from
the Indians returned with the legal
limitone apiece. Some of them
tell stories about companions
attacked with buck fever, of
lost in the wilds, etc., but
yarns should be taken with a
ful of salt. There is reason,
ever, to believe that George
was lost in a swamp while pursuing
a baby moose, that Ole Randall shot
a mule colt, and that a steel-nosed
bullet carried away the other side
of Frank Goulding's pants. Serenus
Skahen and party, who hunted in
the vicinity of McGrath, each killed
a fine buck. Deer are said to be
very plentiful this year.
&. C. BUm, Publisher. Terms 01.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOYEMBER 20, 1913.
Chicago Beats Gophers.
At Northrop field on Saturday the
university of Chicago won the,west
ern intercollegiate conference'foot
ball championship for 1913 by defeat
ing the university of Minnesota by a
score of 13 to 7. Nearly 25,000 foot
ball enthusiasts attended, the game.
THE WEEKS DEATHS
Mrs. Levosa Rogers, an Old Resident
of Princeton, Died on Thurs.
day of Last Week.
John W. Orton of Onamia and John
M. Hyndman of Wyanett Also
Pass to the Beyond.
Mrs. Levosa Rogers, widow of the
late Byron Rogers and sister of the
late Samuel Carew, died at her
home, east of this village, on Thurs
day of last week, aged 56 years.
Death was caused by a nervous ail
ment. Funeral services were held
from the Congregational church on
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and
were conducted by Rev. J. O. Fisher.
The interment was in Oak Knoll
Mrs. Rogers is survived by
sistersMrs. George Marshall
Mrs. J. B. Laneboth of whom
side in Princeton.
John W. Orton.
John W. Orton of Onamia, a
veteran of the civil war, died at the
Northwestern hospital on Monday
from the effects of cancer of the
stomach. He was born in Canada
and was 68 years of age.
Funeral services were conducted at
the Methodist church on Tuesday
afternoon by Rev. E. B. Service,
who delivered a military sermon, and
a mixed quartet sang several selec
tions at the obsequies. The funeral
was under the auspices of Wallace
T. Rines post, and a number of old
soldiers, besides a squad of the
militia boys, escorted the remains to
their last lesting place at Oak Knoll.
John W. Orton is survived by his
wife and nine children, the children
being George, Milton, Stacey and
Floyd Orton, and Mrs. Mary Warren,
Onamia Clarence Orton, Vineland
Bert Orton, Briggsville, Wis. Mrs.
Martha McClure, Stillwater and
Mrs. Emily Scribner, Thief River
Falls, all of whom were present at
the obsequies except Bert Orton,
Briggsville, Wis. Jobn McClure was
also bere_ from- Stillwater and
numerous other relatives.
John M. Hyndman.
John M. Hyndman died at his
home in Wyanett from an attack of
paralysis on Sunday, November 16,
aged 63 years 2 months.
Funeral services were conducted at
the family residence by Rev. Fisher
on Tuesday afternoon and the re
mains were laid to rest in the King
cemetery at Spencer Brook.
John M. Hyndman was born at
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, on
September 17, 1850, and was married
to Mary J. Cameron on July 6, 1872.
Besides his wife he is survived by
four children, viz., Johnson Hynd
man and Mrs. Grace Fredrickson,
Wyanett Mrs. Nancy Smith, Spencer
Brook and Mrs. Maud Shorey, Cali
Mrs. Henry Hoeft.
Mrs. Henrv Hoeft of Princeton
township died in a Minneapolis
hospital on Wednesday of last week
from tuberculosis and the remains
were brought here upon the follow
ing day. Funeral services were held
at Zion church, Princeton township,
on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Otto
Strauch officiating, and the inter
ment was in the cemetery of Zion
church. Mrs. Hoeft was about 22
years of age and leaves her husband
and two small children.
New Railroad Rumors.
The Union is reliably informed
that a crew of ten or a dozen men
has been at work for some time
past surveying a route for the Soo
road east of Spencer Brook village
northward. A dozen men were at
work in the vicinity of the Nicholas
cemetery the latter part of last
week. From indications it looks as
if the surveyors were aiming to pass
between Green and Spectacle lakes
and directly north toward the south
east corner of Mille Laks lake.
For a couple of years it has been
rumored that the Soo intended build
ing a line to Mille Lacs lake via
Anoka and St. Francis and between
Princeton and Cambridge. I be
gins to look as if there was some
foundation for the talk. The Union
hopes there is, for while such a rail
road might for a time injuriously
affect the business of Princeton the
country as a whole would be greatly
benefited, and in the long run Prince
ton would be the gainer. A new
railroad would bring in new people
and there would be a rapid increase
in the population of the country east
We are inclined to believe, how
ever, if the Soo means to build
direct north and south road from
the Twin Cities to Mille Lacs lake,
that the Great Northern will extend
its road north from Milaca, via the
southeast corner of Mille Lacs lake,
to connect with its Hibbing branch
at Hill City. Such an extension,
to the writer's certain knowledge,
has been contemplated by the Great
Northern for years.
Road Improvements in Baldwin.
A fine job of road-improvement has
been done in Baldwin on the east
and west road between Henry
Young's and Henry Murphy's homes.
The road has been rounded off in
nice shape and no sods left to hold
moisture and form ruts. Fred Mur
phy did the job. That piece of road
can be kept in excellent condition by
the occasional use of the split-log
drag. There has been some good
work done on the north and south
road in the vicinity of the old Ches
ter Ames place. The stretch of road
across the Guyette meadow has also
been improved recently. But the
corduroy across Long Pond is in bad
condition and should receive atten
tion. The Union has had occasion
in the past to criticize the lack of
road work in Baldwin, and it is a
pleasure to chronicle the improve
ments herein noted, and we congrat
ulate the Baldwin people on the good
start they have made in road-im
provement this year, but next
they must do still better.
Not a Good Job.
Work has been suspended on the
Princeton and Elk River road for
this season and, we are sorry to say.
about one mile of that road, north
of the school house in district No.
50, has been left in bad shape. The
road is rough and uneven and in
places scraperfuls of earthihave been
dumped into the center of the road
and left unspread. There has been
a great deal of fault found by those
who are obliged to travel that road
since the work of improving it com
menced last summer. It does seem
as if an effort should be made to
level it off before the ground freezes.
This is an important state roadthe
mam traveled highway between the
Tpfcn Cities and Mille Lacs lake
atad the Work has been -done jointly
by the county of Sherburne and the
state, and under the supervision of
the state highway commission. In
its present condition the iob is
neither creditable to the state or the
Worthy of Better Patronage.
The concert given by tne Citizens'
band, under the -direction of Prof.
C. C. Heinzemann, last evening was,
from a musical standpoint, a splen
did success, but it is to be deplored
that it was not patronized to the
extent that it deserved. The Citi
zens' band is a splendid musical
organization but the people of
Princeton do not appear to appre
ciate this fact by encouraging the
boys when they give a concert.
Vocal solos by Mrs. C. A. Caley and
violin solos by Donald Marshall were
features at last night's concert.
The dance which followed the con
cert was not largely attended, but
those who indulged in the terpsi
chorean diversion passed an enjoya
ble evening to the strains of Potter's
No Vote on County Seat Removal.
St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. 18.After
a six days' session to consider the
petition of Albany to remove the
county seat from St. Cloud to that
point, the county commissioners to
day passed a resolution rejecting the
petition on the ground that it did
not contain 60 per cent of the voters
casting their ballot at the last
The original Albany petition con
tained 4,715 signatures. St. Cloud
secured 1,194 revocations and Albany
in turn relisted 408 of these. Many
signatures on the Albany petition
were declared illegal.
Don't miss the special attraction
at Happyland this week. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday nights, Kelly
& Mack, late stars of "McFadden's
Row of Flats," will be here, each
night in a different act. Pictures
will also change each night during
their engagement. Adults, 20 cents
children, 10 cents. Sunday and Mon
day "What Happened to Mary" will
be continued, "Letter to Princess,"
also three other good subjects. Ad
mission, 10 cents. Matinee every
day, including Sunday, at 2:30 p. m.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice, Princeton, on Nov
ember 17, 1913: Miss Asey Person,
Miss Frances Evans. Please call for
advertised letters. M. M. Briggs,
,ir Acting P. M.
2 JUVENILE THIEVES
A Couple of Minneapolis Boys Gath-
ered in by Sheriff Shockley for
Rifling Rural Mail Boxes.
Traveled With a Horse and Buggy
Which They Admitted Hav-
ing Stolen Near Osseo.
Acting upon information received
over the phone from Cambridge yes
terday, Sheriff Shockley rounded up
a couple of boys, aged from 12 to 14
years, whom he turned over to
Marshal Whitney, who came from
Cambridge search of them.
The boys were arrested upon a
charge of stealing parcel post matter
from rural mail boxes near Cam
bridge. They arrived in Princeton
with a horse and buggy on Tuesday
evening and put up at Tilley's barn.
When arrested the boys gave their
names as Ray Scribner and Robert
May and their addresses as 5633^
Seventh avenue N., and 1226 Fourth
avenue S., Minneapolis, respectively.
May told the sheriff they had stolen
the rig from Ed Putnam, who lives
one and a half miles south of Osseo
and that it had been their intention
to proceed to Duluth. Upon calling
up police headquarters at Minneap
olis the sheriff learned that such a
theft as May described had been re
The buggy was found to contain
a rifle, ammunition, a chicken, shoes,
and various packages evidently taken
from rural mail boxes. In addition
they were supplied with a bicycle.
Their intention was probably to go
forth and lead a life in the wild
westkill Indians, hold up train&
and stage coaches and become gen
uine desperadoes. The reading of
dime novels is probably responsible.
Marshal Whitney took the boys
back to Cambridge with him.
Burt Hyndman of Spencer Brook
and Miss Hulda Grapentin, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grapentin of
Princeton township, were married
at the German Lutheran church in
this village yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock by Rev. Eugene Ahl. The
groom was attended by Otto and
Harry Grapentin and the bride by
Annie Nelson and Elma Grapentin.
A reception was held an the home
of the bride's brother, Otto Grapen
tin, in Princeton township, after the
ceremony, and many friends of the
young couple were entertained at a
bountiful wedding feast. The
presents received by the bride and
groom were numerous and valuable.
Mr. and Mrs. Hyndman will live on
a farm which the groom owns at
Spencer Brook. The Union extends
Ernest Hamann and Louisa Kau
fert, both of Bogus Brook, were
married by Rev. Otto Strauch at the
parsonage of the Zion German
Lutheran church, in Princeton town
ship, on Wednesday, November 12.
The witnesses to the ceremony were
Reinhold Kaufert and Lena Hamann.
Upon returning from their bridal
trip Mr. and Mrs. Hamann will make
their home on a farm which they
own in Bogus Brook township.
Much Impressed With Minnesota.
H. J. Brande, who has been visit
ing his brother, Charles, *in Blue
Hill, returned to his home at West
Auburn, Pa., on Tuesday. He called
at the Union office on Tuesday morn
ing to say "good bye" and, among
other things, told us he was much
impressed with Minnesota as a
whole, but, he added, the time is
coming when the people in this part
of the country will have to resort to
more intensive farming, as they do
in Pennsylvania. "Inadequate fer
tilization," said he, "seems to be
the greatest drawback to Minnesota
New Trial Denied.
Judge Koeser has denied the
motion of Edward L. Saxon for a
new trial in the case in which he
was sued by Hansen & Son to recover
on a potato contract. The case was
tried at the April, 1913, term of the
district court in Princeton, when
Judge Roeser directed the jury to
return a verdict for plaintiffs in the
sum of $600. The point at issue was
one of law.
lne new non-partisan primary law AddTess
is a "good god, good devil" affair
and particularly pleasing to namby
pamby politicians who have neither
brains nor backbone.Dassel Anchor.
OPINIONS OF EDITORS
Right Again, Colonel.
It's none of the affairs of the
United States who is president of
Mexico.Lake Crystal Union.
A Drive at Diaphanous Raiment.
Thanks to Dame Fashion, a man
who takes a wife these days can see
just what he's getting.-Walker Pilot.
They Are Not In Minnesota.
Walsh, governor of Massachusetts.
Must be that the Irish are going
into politics again.Le Sueur News.
Politics vs. Comfort.
And Julius Schmahl ditched the
drainage junket. Julius doesn't
propose to have two candidates for
governor play politics at his expense
and comfort.Walker Pilot.
"Purity" a Misnomer.
If the reports of the newspapers
and from other sources are to be
credited the "purity" congress
speakers who have been holding
forth in Minneapolis this week seem
to be woefully short on purity of
language. Ideas, like
need to be properly
Yes, Tis a Pity.
Our heart goes out in sympathy
for the seventeen unfortunates who
have recently been bereft of their
connection with the $175,000 a year
state game wardenship. Figur
atively speaking, it is a pity that in
trimming off the tail of the animal
the axe could not have descended
nearer the ears.Red Wing Daily
It Is All Yell.
The trouble with all the "efficiency
and economy" yell that is going up
from the several gubernatorial candi
dates is that they all claim to know
what ought to be done but none of
them is trying very hard to tell us
how to do it for fear of treading on
the toes of some of their friends
whose valued support they are anx
ious to secure.Dassel Anchor.
I have been doing my level best to
tell you why you should sit for jour
photos at Payette's studio and I
hardly can think of any other way to
say it. Did you ever think of hav
ing a family group taken? I'll bet
you have, hundreds of times. Do
you know they are the best, most
valuable and least indulged in photo
of any, and sometimes I fear you
have fallen into the habit of depend
ing on the cheap outdoor photog
rapher or the kodak to make this
important kind of a photo. Don't
do it. Come to a studio which is
especially equipped for groups, with
a good north light and, when you see
the lesults, you will know what I
have been trying to tell you the
Payette, the Photographer,
Main Street, Opposite Bakery,
47-tfc Princeton, Minn.
Charity Ball Statement.
Following is a statement of the re
ceipts and expenditures in connec
tion with the charity ball given for
the benefit of Mrs. Cahill in October.
Mrs Hoebn and Mrs Dugan, sale of
tickets $39 oo
Mrs. A. M. Davis, sale of tickets 23 95
Chas. King, donations and sale of tick
At window in hall, sale of tickets 39 25
Cash donations (other)..
Lunch at ball
HaU for ball
Music for ball
Printing for ball, tickets.."
Ham for lunch at ball, Hummel'a. 5*00
Bread and pies for lunch at ball, Grow's 2.85
Caley Hdw. Co repairs on pump. 75
Mcllhargey Hdw Co cook stove 'and
cap for chimney 14 20
Material for woodshed. 25.33
JohnKaliher, labor on woodshed 10 00
Insurance on house
Dray age for ball, Davis
Plowing and mulching garden, Davis"
Taxes on home..
Wood, Mr. Schlee
Wood, Mr. Black
Wood, Mr Terrell
Account overdrawn 86 98.
RS A M. DAVI S.
MRS J. J. SKAHEN.
Methodist Thanksgiving Program.
The following program will be
given in connection with the turkey
supper at the Methodist church on
Recitation Miss Gertrude Bishop
Selectio Mixed Quartet
Address Prof. Marshall
Address Rer. Fisher
Recitation Mr. MoVicari