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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
HEWS SUMMARY
OF THE CAPITAL
Blanton Barely Escapes Expulsion
for Obscene Affidavit in the
Congressional Record.
CREDIT FOR THE FARMERS
Federal, Aid Road Bill, Which Would
Give Minnesota $2,123,600,
May Become Law.
Saved from being ousted from the
house of representatives by the bare
margin of eight votes, Thomas L.
Blanton, a Texas democrat, was pub
licly reprimanded by Speaker Gillett
in accordance with a resolution of
censure against which not one vote
was cast. Then, a moment later, as he
walked out of the chamber with all
eyes upon him, he toppled over in a
heap. Some of his colleagues who had
voted to expel him picked him up and
placed him on a. lounge. But he did
not stay there long. Rousing himself,
he stumbled out, the tears streaming
down his cheeks, and as he went away
he was heard to express the hope that
he might never see the house again.
There was no doubt of the fact, as
members expressed it, that the Texan
was utterly crushed and worn by his
experience of the day, an experience
that seldom comes during the life of
a man in congress. For an hour and
ten minutes, with hostile eyes upon
him, he fought to defend himself from
the charge that he had transgressed
the law by putting into the congres
sional record a document described as
"unspeakably vile." The following
day Blanton made humble apology to
the house and his apology was ac
cepted.
Long term credits for agriculturists
and livestock growers have been pro
posed in virtually identical bills intro
duced in congress respectively by Sen
ator Capper and Representative
Strong. One of the bills would pro
vide for use of half of the treasury
surplus of about $213,000,000, earned
by the federal reserve system as a re
volving fund for the purchase of far
mers' and livestock growers' notes.
The other would authorize the federal
farm loan board to purchase and mar
ket the notes to be taken from the
federal farm land banks in the form
of debentures. Loans to farmers un
der the bill would be extended to one
year and those to livestock growers
to two years. Secretary Mellon and
members of the federal farm loan
board were said to have been consult
ed regarding the bills and were under
stod to be opposed to both plans.
Providing $2,123,600 as Minnesota's
share, of which $707,866 would become
available immediately, the $75,000,-
000 road bill, which has been pending
in congress for several months, is ex
pected to become a law this week.
The roads bureau of the department
of agriculture has anticipated the pas
sage of the bill and State Highway
(Continued on page 10.)
A Conflict of Dates.
The farm bureau members of San
tiago township met at the Santiago
town hall last Friday evening, Octo
ber 28. The county agent from Elk
River scheduled this meeting not
knowing that the ladies of the Me
thodist church of Santiago had already
engaged the hall for a church supper
and auction. Much amusement was
created when the people learned of the
conflict of the meetings and the meet
ing of the farm bureau unit was post
poned until some time in November.
A musical entertainment was furn
ished by the ladies and the choir frpm
th Orrock Methodist church assisted
in the program. More than 200 people
were present to hear the entertain
ment and remain for the auction. As
soon as the auction was completed the
county agent was called upon for a
short talk.
Hunting Accident at Lake.
Guy Orton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Orton of Onamia, accidentally shot
himself while hunting Monday and
only lived a few minutes. In remov
ing his gun from the boat he drew it
out barrel first, when the hammer
caught, causing the discharge of the
load, which penetrated his abdomen.
Guy was a quiet, gentlemanly young
man, highly respected by all who knew
him. Mr. and Mrs. Orton have the
heartfelt sympathy of all their many
friends in their great bereavement.
The Notorious Weisman Case.
The United States circuit court of
appeals has,affirmed the conviction of
Mike Weisman, Saul Goldberg, Frank
Bank and David Posnick, who pleaded
guilty to complicity in the AVinnipeg
Minneapolis whiskey conspiracy an4
were sentenced to the federal peniten
tiary at Fort Leavenworth by United
States District Judge Page Morris on
July 31, 192t. Weisman and Goldberg
received sentences of 18 months im
prisonment and $5,000 fines, and Blank
and Posnick, sentences of one year
and a day imprisonment. Oscar Mar
tinson, former Hennepin county sher
iff, who was sentenced on the same
charge* to two years in prison, was
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recently released alter serving 14
months of his sentence. A stay of 30
days was given the four defendants,
and E. S. Cary, attorney for Weis
man, announced that he would im
mediately take an appeal to the Unit
ed States supreme court. Attorneys
predict that this will give Weisman at
least another year's liberty, although
there is no doubt that he will eventu
ally have to serve time in federal
prison.
Weisman is also under sentence of
not more than seven years in Still
water penitentiary for operating a
vice resort. His appeal in that case
JS before the appellate court at^this
time. ._.
OPENS TOMORROW.
Chicago Orchestral Club, an Excellent
Organization, First Number
in Season's Course.
The first number of the University
lyceum course will be put on tomor
row (Friday) evening at 8 o'clock in
the high school,auditorium. The in
strumentation of the Chicago orches
tral club is idealharp, cello and vio
lin, the finest of solo instruments and
the most beautiful in unison.
Virginia Rice is the harpist. She
plays a Lyon & Healy harp of rare
brilliance and power, an instrument
valued at a small fortune. Genevieve
Mead, the cellist, is a player of ability.
Dewitt Depue is considered one of the
best violinists ever on the university
list of talent. ^Bessie Coolidge is a
reader as well as a violinist. She is
equally pleasing in serious and happy
readings, and has the knack of making
her audience forget her and, vinstead,
they see the characters she protrays.
The orchestra will give an evening
of beautiful music, beautifully played.
The piogram will be varied by solos
for violin, cello and harp and by de
scriptive numbers, as well as by
special arrangements of old familiar
songs. Miss Coolidge's readings will
also make a pleasant diversion.
The lyceum c&urse deserves the
support, of everybody. The enter
tainments are such that the whole
family can attend and enjoy them.
They bring to our town musical talent
that v/e could not otherwise have the
pleasure of hearing without the ex
pense of going to the.city, and the
price cf the tickets is so low that they
are within the reach of all of us.
By buying a season ticket each enter
tainment costs but thirty cents for an
adult and twenty cents for a school
child. Children under eight are ad"-
mitted free if they are accompanied
by and sit with an adult. Single ad
missions are fifty cents, so there is a
saving of a dollar in the purchase of a
season ticket.
Mrs. Metta Harvey.
The funeral of Mrs. Metta Harvey,
mention of whose death appeared in
last week's Union, was conducted by
Rev. Besselievre at the Congrega
tional church last Saturday afternoon
and the remains were laid to rest in
Oak Knoll cemetery. People from out
of town who attended the obsequies
were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wheeler and
son, Mrs. McMahon," Mr. and" Mrs.
Henry Guthentz, sr., and two sons,
and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guthentz, jr.,
St. Paul Mrs. Florence Spencer, Mrs.
Belcher, and Mr. and Mrs. Jorgenson
and son, Minneapolis Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Cater and James Cater, Clear
Lake.
Mrs. Metta Harvey^ whose maiden
name was Metta Wheeler, was born
and educated in Princeton. When "a
young woman she went to California
and was married there. She resided
in that state for a period of about 20
years and returned to her mother's
(Mrs. Griffith) in Princeton about
four months ago suffering from tu
berculosis. There she was tenderly
cared for by her mother. She passed
away last Thursday at,2 p. m. Be
sides her mother she is survived by
one brother, George Wheeler of St.
Paul.
Those who knew Mrs. Harvey say
she was a lady possessing a kindly
Christian spirit and was ever ready
to assist those in distress. She leaves
many friends who will long hold her
memory in reverence.
The family sincerely thanks the
friends who so kindly assisted them
during the illness of deceased and
for the beautiful floral tributes.
Red River Potatoes Cause Glut.
Red River yValley potato shipments
were made in such volume during the
past few months that these shipments
alone have been responsible for a glut
of the great national potato markets,
in the opinion of Robert L. Scott,
Clay county potato grower and vice
president of the Minnesota Farm Bu
reau federation, as expressed at the
conference of bankers, potato dealers
and potato-growers held at Moorhead
Monday.
"This glut has come about," Mr.
Scott maintained, "despite the, facfc
that there is a recognized short crop
throughout practically all other great
potato growing regions of the United
States, with very few exceptions, the
Red River Valley being one great ex
ception, this section of the nation
having the greatest potato crop in its
history."
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W1DSUPW0RR
OF THE SESSION
Mille Lacs District Court Adjourns
Following Fortnight's Grind
of the Law Mills.
SIX RAILROAD SUITS TRIED
Axel Hornquist, for Bootlegging, Sen-
tenced to Pay $150 Fine and
Serve 60 Days in Jail.
District court adjourned last Satur
day after a session of- nearly two
weeks. The calendar was one of the
longest in Mille Lacs county for sev
eral terms and included six rail
road personal injury suits transferred
here from other points for trial. The
cases not enumerated in the previous
two issues of the Union are given in
synoptic form hereunder:
Edward Melgaard vs. Tony Anfin*
son. Suit for an accounting under
an alleged partnership. Rolleff Vaal
er for plaintiff, County Attorney
Doane for defendant. The court ap
pointed a referee to take testimony
in the proceedings.
J. W. Riesing vs. William Whittet
and Nellie "Whittet, his wife, C. P.
Gibson, his wife. Suit growing out of
a canceled contract for deed. Ahles
& Clinite for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan
for defendant. Tried by Court and
taken under advisement.
In the matter of the estate of Henry
Jopp, decedent Oftilie Kuhrke claim
ant. Appeal on claim allowed by pro
bate court. W. C. Doane for estate,
E. H. Peterson for claimant. Con
tinued over term at request of claim
ant.
Agnes J. McCord, as special admin
istratrix of the estate of Leroy O.
McCord, deceased, vs. Great Northern
Railway company. Suit to recover
damages for personal injury. Tautges
& Wilder for plaintiff, M. L. Country
man and A. L. Jones for defendant.
Verdict for plaintiff in the sum of
$10,000.
In the case of the state of Minne
sota vs. Axel Hornquist of Isanti
county, indicted upon two counts for
illegally selling liquor in the village
of Princeton, the jury found defen
dant guilty arid he was fined $150 and
a sentence of 60 days imposed, to be
served in the Hennepin county jail. In,
default of paying the fine an additional
jail sentence of 30' days was ordered.
POINTERS FOR HUNTERS.
Big Game Season Opens on Thursday,
November 10Read the Regu
lations Governing Same.
Here are the new hunting regula
tions as provided by laws passed by
the Minnesota state legislature which
are now in effect. Deer and moose:
License Fees.-^Resident, $2 non
resident, $50.
Season.November 10 to Novem
ber 20 inclusive, 11 days.
Tags.TlAe form of the license is
the same as formerlythe coupon tag
to be attached to carcass when animal
is killed. In addition a metal locking
seal, similar to a car seal, must be
attached when the carcass is trans
ported by any means. This seal will
be furnished with the license and a
fee of 25 cents will be charged there
for. This seal will be numbered the
same as the license and no dupli
cates can be furnished. Do not tamper
with this seal.
Licenses are required of all persons
hunting big game, regardless of resi
dence. No exception for hunting on
ownjand. Must be obtained in county
of residence.
Bag limits same as heretoforeone
deer, any age or sex, or one male,
antlered moose.
As to open water shooting of aquatic
fowl: The game and fish commis
sioner finds that there is considerable
misunderstanding among sportsmen as
to what constitutes open water and a
natural growth of vegetation. The
provisions of chapter 400, general
laws of 1919, permit licensed indi
viduals "to take waterfowl during the
open season from the land, from a
stationary bljnd used to conceal the
hunter, from a boat or eanoe propelled
by paddle, or a pole (other than a
sail or power boat), when the same
is within a natural growth of weeds,
rushes, flags or other vegetation, or
in pursuit of wounded birds, but may
not be taken from power or sail boats
or upon the open water, or from an
aeroplane."
The hunter must at all times be sta
tioned on the land "or in a natural
growth of vegetation when taking or
attempting to take wild .waterfowl.
Stationary Winds cannot be erected
upon the open water beyond the na
tural covering of weeds, rushes, flags
or other vegetation. Such vegetation
must extend materially above the wa
ter. To be exact it must extend above
the surface of the water sufficiently
to reach above the height of an ordi
nary row boat. Waterfowl cannot be
taken from a boat on water in which
the existent vegetation consists of
pond lilies, wild celery and pickerel
grass whose leaves, stalks and -flowers
float upon the surface.
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3,1921
HALLOWE'EN PARTY.
Eastern IStar Chapter Gives Hallow
e'en Masquerade PartyMany
Striking Costumes.
The members of the Eastern Star
chapter were entertained at a mas
querade'party lass Monday evening.
During the past year the members of
the order have-adapted the pleasing
custom of celebrating their birthdays
by giving a big party every five or six
weeks. The hostess and hosts for the
Hallowe'en affair were Mrs. Benji
Soule, sr./Ira Stanley, C. M. Mor
tenson, J. A. Jor&ensen and Evan
Peterson.. f~~
This HaHowe*en fcarty'was the most
brilliant affair that has been given in
Princeton ^for some time. The, cos
tumes were most original and some of
them exceedingly striking. Miss Mar
garet Armitage .who appeared as a
peacock was awarded the prize for the
most original costume and Mrs. Benj.
Soule, jr., was judged to be the most
clever vagabond present. The^re were
witches and goblins by the score and
many were the pra.nks they played
The greater part Si -the evening was
devoted to dancings
LEAGUE CRUSHED
IN KORTHDAKOTA
Nestos, for Governor, Leads Frazier
by the Safe Margin of Over
Four Thousand.
OTHER OFFICIALS ELECTED
Townley Reaches Jackson and Begins
Serving His Sentence in the
County Jail.
Five years of political domination
by the nonpartisan league in North
Dakota terminated in Friday's recall
election aimed at Governor Frazier
and two other state officials indorsed
by the league. Hence Townleyism in
North Dakota has received a crushing
blow. The voters of the state are
through with socialist leaders and rad
ical rule.
North Dakota has rejected Townley
ism because it failed to make good. It
has not helped the farmer to establish
a chain of stores that took his money
and then went into bankruptcy. It
has not helped the% farmer to have the
state *burld a r$2^00 .home on 4qng
time payments for Attorney Lemke,
It has not helped the farmer to buy a
little old flour mill, to juggle the ac
counts of operation expenses and then
claim a paper profit. It has not Jelped
the farmer in his desire to establish
grain elevaters under his own control,
for the state to tie up a large share of
its* funds in bankrupt banks and to
ruin its own credit.
North Dakota farmers, by and large,
are not socialists, but it was thrust
upon them. In voting to rid them
selves of socialism, the people have
not invited reactionaries to take con
trol.
The latest figures from the election
are as follows:
Governor, with only six precincts
missingNestos, 111,228 Frazier,
107,078, a margin of 4,150.
Attorney generalJ,723 precincts
give. Johnson 98,418 Lemke 88,789
majority 9,629.
Commissioner of agriculture and la-
bor1,723 precincts give Kitchen 97,-
208, Hagan 87,659 majority 9,549.
Townley, defeated and" disappoint
ed, drove to Jackson from Fargo and
commenced serving his 90-day sen
tence for sedition last night.
New Lutheran Church.
The Norwegian Lutheran farmers
of the vicinity of Santiago are com
pleting a $25,000 church and parson
age, located about three miles east of
the village of Santiago, on state road
No. 3, from Santiago to Princeton,
and situated as to have a command
ing view of the surrounding country.
The church when finished will be
modern in every respect, including
electric lights^ and a pipe organ. The
parsonage is a large eight-room house
of modern design and equipment.
The ladies of this church held an
auction last Saturday afternoon which
was attended by more than 225 people.
More than 165 articles, consisting
mostly of fancy work, clothing and
household supplies, were sold. The
total receipts of*the sale exceeded
$290 and the receipts from a 25-eent
dinner given by theMadies at noon
netted over $30.
Rev. O. N. Gullerud, pastor of the
church, has accomplished a splendid
piece of work and has set an example
of progress for the rural churches of
the country.
Officers of Welfare Board Elected.
The county child welfare board met
Monday organized and elected officers
as follows: Mrs. G.-R. Caley, Prince
ton, president Mrs F. H. Gravel,
Onamia, vice-president Olof Wase
nius, Milaca, secretary. Carl Eckdall,
Bock,.and Mrs. Emma Ross, Milaca,
are the other two members of the
board. Mrs. Nell Staples, agent,
state board of control, and Miss Leah
Barskey, Red Cross nurse, atjtended
the meeting.
VA'
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REGULAR SESSION
Appropriation of $200 Made for Com-
pletion of Roa4 on the Mar-
son Mille Lacs Line.
4 PETITIONS
Provisions Made for Issuing Bonds in
Sum of $7,500 to Take Up War-
rants on Ditch No. 11.
Mille Lacs board of county commis
sioners held its regular monthly
meeting in the basement of the Milaca
school building on Tuesday and dis
posed f the following business:
A petition to have township 41,
range 25, set off from Isle Harbor was
presented to the board and the date
of hearing set for January 3, 19.22,
at 2 p. m.
Emil Barnick presented a petition
asking to be set off from school dis
trict 7 to district 6^ January 31, 1922,
was set as the date for hearing on
the petition.
The petition of R. H, Harges et al.
to be set off from independent district
No. 13 (Milaca) to district 31 was re
jected by vote. Petitioners asked to
be set off from one district to the oth
er in consequence of the excessive tax
rates in Milaca.* An attorney ap
peared for the petitioners at the hear
ing and a big fight was put up.
A plat of Whitefish, on the north
shore of Whitefish lake, was presented
to the board, accepted and ordered
filed with the register of deeds.
An^appropriation of $200 was made
for the completion of the road job
on the Morrison-Mille Lacs county line
in the fourth district.
Arrangements were made for issu
ing bonds in the sum of $7,500 to take
up outstanding warrants on county
ditch No. 11.
A petition from the school board of
district 43 to set off certain lands from
district 31 to 43 was presented and a
hearing set for January 3, 1922.
A number of bills were audited and
the board adjourned to December 6.
Rev. and Mrs. Lumb Honored.
Something like 80 of Rev. Lumb's
congregation met in the Methodist
parsonage, in the shape of a donation
party on Hallowe'en and presented
them wfth a large ^supply of veger^
tables, canned fruit, etc. Luncheon
was served.
THE DOWLING MEMORIAL.
A Sum of $100,000 is Being Raised for
an Addition to the State Hos
pital for Crippled Children.
In St. Paul there is today a state
hospital for crippled children. This
institution was opened in 1911 and
'since then hundreds of children have
been received there, treated by the
best specialists in the state and dis
charged cured of their physical ail
ments and educated in mind. 'The
one man in this state who was most
interested in this hospital and worked
most strenuously for it wasf Michael
Dowling. Having been crippled since
he was fifteen years old when he had
to have portions of three of his limbs
amputated he had a keen realization
the sufFerings-^and trials of the
crippled children. He said: "The
plight of the crippled child is beyond
conception. DutJlb with the agony of
'being*different' they are apt to be
come crippled in mind as well-as the
body_. and when that happens society
has lost a valuable ally and gained a
bitter enemy." Once the sympathies
of a man like Mike Dowling.. were
aroused, he could/not remain inactive
and the later years of bis life were
devoted to working for the. interests
of crippled children. Now that he is.
gone it remains for his Triends and
those who wish to befriend our help
less little ones to carry on his work.
This state hospital for crippled chil
dren in St. Paul will accommodate just
200 children and today there are 255
more little cripples waiting for a
chance to enter the institution and re
ceive the medical and surgical atten
tion that they so sorely need. The
people of Minnesota are attempting to
raise a fund o.f $100,000 to build an
addition to this hospital. The Min
nesota Bankers association has al
ready subscribed $25,000 and now the
Minnesota Editorial association and
the Elks have^charge of the campaign
to raise the remaining $75,000. The
state treasurer, Hfenry Rines, who is
in charge of the fund in this tenth
congressional district has stated that
the quota ,of Mille Lacs county has
been fixed at $650. It would seem that
the people in this southern end of the
county would be doing their
part if they could- raise between
$200 and $250. There.are three farm
bureau units in this section of the
county and surely it would not be too
much to expect that each one of these
units couM raise $25. That would
leave about $175 to be collected in.the
village of Princeton.^
The Union as a member of the Edi
torial association is making this, ap
peal to (its readers for contributions to
this fund. If you feel grateful for the
blessing of having a, sound body show
your appreciation of that fact b^ con-
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DDPOPwrpni^'
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PRESENTEvhhe women's clubs. Let us have some
community pride in this ^matter and
show the people in Minnesota that the
men and women who live in Princeton
and the adjacent territory ari(j not
too self centered to respond to such
an appeal.
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tributing to- this fund to help the
crippled children. Money is rather
scarce just now but certainly there are
very few of us so poor as not to be
able to contribute at least a small
amount to so worthy a cause.
The books are open for "subscrip
tions until November 15.^ Leave your
money at the Princeton Union ^office,
at one of the three banks or with Mrs.
terson as a representative of
COUNCIL MEETS.
Decides to Place Road Approach to
Scales in Better Condition
Considers Other Matters.
Last night the village council met
in regular session with Wood, Ross,
Qssell, Jones and Klatt presentthe
latter taking his seat for the first
time. The councilmen wore their over
coats as the village hall was unheat
ed and jt was particularly cold in the
building. They explained that they
were economizing on coal. Very little
business came up for consideration.
Fred Manke and W. J. Thomas, com
mittee on improvement of the road ap
proach to the community scales, ap
peared before the council and Mr.
Manke reported that the road at issue
was in bad "condition. He suggested
that it be kept smoothed down and
^pat in the spring it be further im
proved and converted into a substan
tial roadway. M. McKinnon agreed
to see that the road was kept in good
condition.
William Ross asked the council' to
take some means to prevent parking
on t)he west side of the postoffice so
that the mail wagon may drive in
without interruption. A motion pre
vailed that a sign, ''No Parking," be
installed.
A. batch of' bills was audited and
the body adjourned.
Mrs- F. E. Hamilton.
Mrs. F. E. Hamilton, formerly of
Princeton, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. R. C. Molberg, in Min
neapolis on October 25 following an ill
^ness of a week. The remains were
brought to this village for burial and
funeral services, conducted by Rev.
Besselievre, were held in~the Congre
gational ehurch last Friday afternoon.
The. interment was at Oak Knell.
Frances Ellen Hamilton, whose
maiden name was Underwood,- was
born near Augusta, Maine, on August
27, 1844, and was left an orphan at an
early age. At the age of 14 she en
tered the cotton mills of Lowell, Mass.,
where she worked for seven years be
fore coming to Minnesota. She wove
the first seamless sack for the Pills
Tjury-Washburn mills at St. Anthony
Falls shortly after the civil war. She
Was married to' Henry Hamilton in
Princeton on October 31, 1870, and the
following day, with her husband, left
for the east, where they lived for
about a year and returned to Minne
sota, but only for a short time. They
made their home at Hubbarston,
Mass., for a number of years, but
finally came back to Princeton, where
they conducted a bakery and restau
rant.
1911. Mrs. Hamilton is survived by
six children: Sewell Hamilton, Big
Fork, Minn. Edwin A., Effie, Minn.
Everett E., Granville, N. D. Mrs. Eva
Donley, Minnetonka Mills Orin A.,
Princfton/and Mrs. Ida Molberg, Min
neapolis most of whom were in at
tendance at the funeral.
In the death of Mrs. Hamilton the
family loses a kind and loving mother
and. the community a true Christian
neighbor who will be greatly missed..
The sons and daughters take this
means of thanking the kind friends
who expressed words of sympathy, as
sisted them at the obsequies* and for
the floral offerings:
Strombeck-Anderson.
A quiet wedding was solemnized at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Ander
son of Milo, on Thursday, October 27,
at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, when
their youngest daughter, Miss Edith,
became the, bride of Walter Strom
beck, son. of Mr. and Mrs. B. Strom
beck^ also of Milo. They were at
tended by Alfred Anderson and Freda
Strombeck, a brother and sister of the
bride and groom. A wedding supper
followed the ceremony, only immedi
ate relatives and friends of the con
tracting parties being present. The
newlyweds will immediately go to
housekeeping on the'groom's farnr in
Milo and have the congratulations of
a host of friends.
$20,000 Swindle Nipped.
Brainerd was the secne of an at
tempted stock transaction, involving
$20,000, which fell through.. 'A ring
of four transient operators, -two of
Bemidji, one at Brainerd and one at
Minneapolis started a deal which
wolild have been successful with the
innocent investor as the goal had not
the latter's bank investigated the mat
ter. A warrant was then sworn out
in Brainerd for the arrest of a man
who was posing as an individual long
since dead, and just as the trap was,
to be sprung the gang was tipped off
and ged b% automobile.
VOL. 45, NO. 4
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AGRICM ML
SOCIETY MEETS
Mille Lacs County AgricuHnral^ Socie-
ty Holdsrlts Annual Meeting
Tuesday Afternoon, 'r
20 MEMBERS ARE PRESENT
Directors Elected and Plans for 1922
Fair DiscussedReports of
-Officers Accepted, i
The Mille Lacs County Agricultural
society held its annual meeting Tues
day afternoon in the' commercial club
rooms. Twenty members were present
and an unusual amount of interest
was displayed in the subjects ^thatv
were brought up for discussion.
The president, E. K. Evens, called"
the meeting to"*o'rder and introduced
the first business to come before the
members, the election of the board of
fifteen directors. He was requested
to appoint a committee of three to go
over the names of candidates suggest
ed for this board of directors and pre
pare a list of 15 to submit to tho
members present. This committee
consisting of Louis Normandin, Wal
do Hammargren and A. E. Allen sub
mitted the_ following listFrank
Morneau, Milaca John D. TimmerV~
Bogus Brook Oscar Axell, Milo
Peter Sehlin, East Side Reid Alter,
Page H. G. Thompson, Borgholm Ed.
Seymour, Milaca township Louis
Normandin, Greenbush Oscar Stark,
Princeton township C. H. Nel-
son,- A. E. Allen, W. H. Smith,
S. S. Petterson, E. K. Evens and Ira
Stanley from Princeton. It was sug
gested that more directors should be
elected from the north end of the
county but Secretary Stanley ex
plained that the by-laws of the asso
ciation limited the number of direc
tors to 15. A. E. Allen and C. H. Nel
son offered to withdraw their names
from the list so as to make room for
some directors from the north end of
the county but it was the unanimous
opinion of the members present that
the society could not afford to dispense
with the services of these men as
directors. It was suggested that the
secretary call a special meeting to con
sider the advisability of amending, the
by-laws so a director could be elected
from each township in the county..
This matter will be taken up at the
next meeting of the board of diroe-,
tors.-
The secretary, Ira tJ. Stanley, rea
his annual report which was accepted.
The following are the more important
jtems:
Number of entires 3450'
^Premiums paid $2,187.00
Fire insurance i 4,000.00
Receipts.
Balance. Oct 19, 1920 $518.79
State aid 1,500.00'
County aid 1,000.00
Village of Princeton aid 500.00
Accounts receivable 181.87
Gate receipts 3,427.71
Concessions Entry fees
Dwelling rental
Loans
Total receipts"
Disbursements.
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483.00'
14.25
26.00
150.00
$7,795.62
Interest $576.65
Advertising 512.02
Hay and feed 161.50
Accounts payable 1,600.00
Personal property 55.27
land and buildings 1,202.85
Premiums 2,187.00
Henry Hamilton died in March,) Attractions"""!!!"!!!!!!!!!!!!."..."!."."!!.'"!.!!."!!! 2.236V*
Race purses 168.75=
Miscellaneous' 45i.3H
Total disbursements 9,578.25
It will be noted that the difference
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County Institute Next Week.
The annual teachers' institute wilf
be held at the high school gymnasium,
Milaca, next week. All the rural and
semi-graded schools in the county will
close for the week so as to permit the
-teachers, to-attend. The first session
will open at 10 o'clock Monday mornr
ing. The teacher training classes in
the Princeton and Milaca high schools
will also attend. The county superin
tendent expects an enrollment of. about.
90 teachers.
Miss Margaret Bieri and Miss Grace1
Randall have been assigned by the
state department as# instructors.
Elementary reading and primary
handwork are the subjects that wilt
be covered. Instruction in the care
and preservation of the library, to-'
gether with proper selection of books,
will also be given.
As the closing occurs on Armistice
day, November 11, it is likely appro
priate patriotic exercises will be held"
in the afternoon of that day in lieu of
the regular institute program.
Certificates of attendance will be
issufed to all the teachers who are
perfect in attendance.
Donation Party.
Last evening the congregation of
the Congregational church gave an
old-fashioned donation party in the'
club rooms of that edifice in honor^of
Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Besselievre, and
they received almost sufficient edibles
to stock their cellar for the winter.
There were potatoes, jams, coffee, and
a lot of ^ther things "too numerous toy
mention," as the auctioneer would say.
In addition they, received a purse of
money. C. A. Jack made the presen
tation speech and Rev. Besselievre re
sponded. A large number of people
was present* and refreshments
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