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The Princeton union. [volume] (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, December 04, 1902, Image 1

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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year.
I Land Agent*
Paid Up Capital
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General
Collecting and -y
For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
write to
Dress Goods.
A Complete and well selected stock,
that will bear a thorough inspection,
Silks, Ribbons, Satins,
Laces, Embroideries,
and Trimmings of all kinds. Novel and
pretty effects and prices very reasonable.
Large Stock of Handkerchiefs,
both linen and silk for Ladies and Gents.
Quilts" Blankets
We laid in a large stock for winter trade.
They are all genuine bargains.
Banking Business
2 &
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time de
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r.
Farm and
Village Loans.
Railroad Lands
Pine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands,
Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
The Great Northern and
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies.
Princeton, Minn.
Comes with the opportunity offered busy shoppers to trade where
they can get real bargains. We do not advertise cheap goods be.
cause we do not keep them. We DO advertise the best goods at
real bargains, however. With the approach of the Holiday sea-
son comes the desire to make gifts, and we wish to say we have a
stock of goods from which an endless selection can be made.
.Wi .nx^i^Wn, mm^*^0^^ ^fA^^^^^^^^Al^Ai^l^l^^^^^
A Few Trade Suggestions:
Wear and Warmth
Is What Counts.
Full Stock of Fleece-lined
and Woolen Underwear
For Men, Women, Children.
And Caps for Children.
The Latest in Flanelettes and i
Full Stock of Blankets, Quilts, 1
and Winter Goods.
John N. Berg,j
Princeton, Minn.
All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly
and promptly done. I make a
specialty of
Firsi street,
Gents* Furnishings.
Many very useful and serviceable articles
in this line should not be overlooked
while Holiday Shopping.
For Ladies, Hisses and Gents. The best
makes, stylish and perfect fits and of good
wearing quality.
Our grocery Qep't
not be overlooked. Everything
in staple and fancy articles. A specialty
of Holiday Trade.
Henry Holthus Passess to the Great
1 Beyond, His Death Occurring
Last Thursday.
Jamest M. Franklin of Baldwin Also
Passes Away, and Was Buried
I in Baldwin To-Day.
Last Thursday afternoon death
claimed Henry Holthus and another
old and respected citizen has been num
bered with the dead during the year
that is fast coming to an end. Mr.
Holthus was taken with an attack of
pneumonia the Sunday previous, and
became very ill, the disease making
rapid" inroads on his constitution.
Thursday morning he was taken with
a sinking spell and passed away at
3.80 P, of the same day. He had
had two attacks of the disease before,
though some years ago, and had
also suffered from dropsy, and it is
thought that his constitution was
weakened from the results of these at
The^funeral was held at the home of
the deceased in Germany last Sunday
afternjoon, and was attended by a large
number of the friends and relatives of
the family, there being nearly sixty
teams in the funeral procession as it
left the house for the services at
Princeton. Short services were con
ducted by Rev. Stamm at the house
after which the remains were taken to
the German Lutheran church at
Princeton where Rev. Stamm con
ducted the regular funeral services.
The interment was in the new ceme
tery of Ahe Emanuel German Lutheran
church* which was recently set apart
for burial purposes north of Oak Knoll
Heffry Fred Holthus was
born in
Barfek Germany, Aug. 7, 1844 At
the age of twenty-seven he came to
America and located at Pittsburg
where he found employment in the
factories of that place. It was here
that he" was united in marriage to
Misk Louisa Bruggemann on June 8,
187jj- "tAfter living seven years in
Pitjsburg^he moved to Maple Grove,
JffiHS3g*fota, where 4ie Jjy^d^ojL^nip^
yeans, moving from that place to- ids,
farm in Germany settlement where he
resided until his death. He is sur
vived by his wife and two sons and six
daughters, ah of whom are living.
The sons are Henry and Amos, the
former being married. Of the daugh
ters there are Mrs E. W. Anderson,
Mrs. Ira Bullis and Mrs. Wm. Heck
ler, while Louisa, Emma and Lida
are unmarried and live at home.
Mr. Holthus was a progressive and
industrious farmer, a good neighbor
and citizen, and he made a wide circle
of friends during the many years that
he resided in Princeton township.
Death of James Franklin.
The death of James M. FranKlin,
who for the past ten years has resided
down on the old Shaw farm in Bald
win, occurred last Tuesday at 11 p. M.,
death having resulted from a long
sickness The funeral was held to-day
at the home of the deceased, Rev.
Gratz officiating. The interment was
in the Baldwin cemetery
Mr. Franklin was born in New York
state Nor. 24, 3832 His wife died
some years ago and he is survived by
three children, a son, William Frank
lin, and two daughters, Mrs. Elmira
Lambert, of Baldwin, and Mrs. Carrie
Malone of St. Cloud.
Itlnery of the Princeton Postoffice Since
It Was First Started.
Last Sunday the Princeton postoffice
was moved from its old quarters in the
building adjoining Kaliher's barber
shop to the new building erected by
Postmaster Cordiner in tne new block
just east of the UNION office. The new
quarters are much larger than the old
postoffice afforded, the lobby being ten
feet wider and quite a few feet deeper,
giving as third again as much room as
was in the lobby of the old postoffice.
Then the new building is twenty feet
deeper than the old building, and gives
the postoffice proper much more room
for the rapidly growing business of the
office. There are now three rural
routes out of Princeton with good
prospects of at least two more in a very
8horttime. The rural carriers have
to have considerable space to sort and
handle their mail, while the regular
business of the office requires much
more space than formerly.
The new building is large and airy
and is finished in hard wood through
out. The patrons of the office will ap
preciate the new quarters.
The Princeton postoffice has been
moved about the village many times
since it was first started, and has had
the moving fever as badly as a discon
tented Kansas land seeker. The first
man to take the office was Joseph L.
Cater, who kept a few stamps and
wrappers in the building now known
as the Carew house. When O. E. Gar
rison took the office he moved it into a
small frame building that used to set
in the corner where the Borden prop
erty is located Garrison was deaf and
he and the patrons of the office worked
under a disadvantage. Garrison after
wards went to Mille Lacs lake and the
founded the town that now bears his
name. A Kentucky gentleman by the
name of Wariner was afterwards in
stalled and gave to the limited patron
age of the office a regular blue
grass service. If he lacked anything
in good service he made it up in honor
all wool and a yard wide Wariner
had the office in a small frame build
ing that stood across the street from
the R, .Byers' corner. John Allen
was postmaster for a time and had the
office in his store which stood on the
alley where John Goulding's barn is
now located. The patrons would come
up to the American house to see the
new arrivals and then step into the
stoffice and get their mail, stopping
long enough to talk politics and dis
cuss all the issues that man is heir to
and a great many more
When David E. Gouldmg had the
office it was in a frame building that
stood near where the village hall and
electric light plant is now located. It
was afterwards moved across the street
where the office of J. W Goulding is
at present Mrs. J. Cunningham
had the office for a time and it was
located where the Citizens bank now
stands Geo Loring bad the office for
a time and at that time it stood down
the street near where Thornquist's sa
loon is located. A. P. Harmon had
the office for a time but resigned owing
to ill health, and was succeeded by
Staples whose career was short. At
the time Newall Ross had the office it
was located in a building that stood
south of where the starch factory is.
The postoffice was afterwards moved
into a building that stood on the Ca
rew corner. When Harry C. Head
was postmaster the office was in the
Head building where Glidden's bakery
is located. From the Head building
the office was moved to the building
Postmaster Cordiner has just vacated.
Coming for one week, commencing
Dec. 15th, Oliver's Big Show and
Swiss Bell Ringers. The Olivers are
no amateurs having had 17 years ex
perience in the vaudeville world.
Their entertainments are refined and
catchy, and sure to call for applause
from the most exacting of lady audi
ences. We judge from the remarks of
different newspapers that they are a
company that understands the art of
pleasing their patrons. The Swiss
bell ringing is their strong feature
and they carry the largest set of hand
bells in America, also they are the
peers of all bell ringers. Yon do not
want to fail to hear the bells in the
chimes of Trinity, with the quartet
chorus. Also Miss Goldie Oliver, the
sweet-voiced baritone singer in her
rendition of ballads and coon-songs can
be highly appreciated by all. The
German, Irish and black face come
dians in their specialty work keeps the
audience in a swell of laughter from
start to finihh. Each evening's enter
tainment is concluded with a comedy
which is well worth the price of admis
sion alone. An evening with the Oliv
ers is never to be regretted. Prices
within reach of all. General admission
10 cents, reserved seats 10 cents extra.
On our opening night only, one lady
will be admitted free with each paid
reserved seat.
A. Telephone Sale.
The Twin City Telephone Co. has
bought the Cambridge exchange of the
Minnesota Rural Co. and will operate
the same in the future. It is the in
tention f the Twin City company to
improve the Cambridge exchange and
equip it with a fine service. It is also
said that the company intends to con
struct several "feeders The Rural
company in selling the Cambridge
exchange retains the ownership and
control of the line between Princeton
and that place, and will operate in
conjunction with the Twin City com
pany at Cambridge in the future.
Lyceum bureau of St. Paul, will be
disappointed to learn that his date at
Princeton has been cancelled at the
request of Father Cleary. Those who
are getting the course
ments for the winter will make an ef
fort to have some other attraction sub
County Auditor Whitney Passes Out
Over $8,ooo to the Townships
and School Districts.
Mrs. Annie Ewlng Wins in the
State 1 mill school
County revenue
Village of Milaca
Those who have been looking for
ward to the lecture by Father Cleary
under the auspices of the Columbian years old and came to this country
Paul News Piano Contest-
Leads by Wide Marginv
County Auditor Whitney has com
pleted the apportionment under the
November tax settlement. The total
amount of the settlement is $8,568.47.
Of this amount $498 56 goes to the
State, $3,904 42 to the county, $250.88
to the villages of Milaca and Prince
ton, $1,058 03 to the townships and,
$2,856.58 to the school districts in the'
State revenue $233 45
State university 39 95
175 16
$498 56
Penalty, costs and interest
Railroad bonds
Courthouse bonds
Poor Road and bridge
Funding bonds
Village of Princeton JgSf^an
866 06
542 54
353 21
274 83
762 52
157 38
53 904,42
$116 84
76 18
$11 53
46 33
1 Moore judgment
Total $250 88
Name of Town
Princeton Bogus Brook
Greenbush Milo Milaca
Borgholm Bobbins South Harbor
Isle Harbor
Page Onamia East Side
$63 63
28 83
47 40
28 48
20 03
22 18
18 67
10 29
17 64
4 05
10 40
$157 34
72 00
49 59
56 81
46 56
49 01
48 99
11 69
15 14
27 05
4 05
10 40
$59 61
31 OT
14 79
30 64
15 78
48 16
8 32
5 88 58
$283 29 $548 63 $226 11
No of Dist
1 2
3 4 5 6
7 8 9
11 12 13 14
15. 16
17 18.*
19 20, 21
22 23 24 35
26 27 28
$18 53
12 27
5 73
803 539
4 57
2 31
236 546
632 6 91
11 27
10 24
3 12
1 49
1 96
1 50
2 13 62
304 1 65
$648 66
56 47
57 92
54 72
56 33
25 54
24 47
33 46
19 93
49 14
90 81
97 33
236 22
34.75 99 48
31 04
,31 18
13 41
22 54
18 05
31 88
68 89
80 70
24 38
24 81
$88 84
1 08
19 63
31 14
6 45
57 60
44 76
32 25
48 60
65 65
17 23
149 593 529
1 77
20 11
9 18
53 80
609 4 96
$175 33 $2,105 05 $576 20
Mrs. Ewlng Wins Piano.
In the piano contest which lias been
conducted by the St. Paul Daily News,
Mrs. Annie Ewing won the prize, a fine
$400 Wesley piano. Mrs. Ewing was
urged to enter the contest shortly af
ter it opened, and the local Odd Fel
lows and Rebekahs took hold and made
her a winner Mrs. Ewing for a time
led in the contest and then dropped
back to second and third place, but
this only spurred her friends on to
more strenuous efforts and when she
left for St. Paul last Saturday morning
she carried with her enough votes to
give her the lead over the next high
est by 26,985 votes. Her total vote
was 177,582, while Mrs. W. W Adams
of Fergus Falls, Minn., was second
with 150,697 votes. Mrs. J. W. Cornish
came third with 137,968 votes. Mrs.
B. Sayer of Eveleth, Minn was
fourth with 137,781 votes.
Mrs Ewing went down last Tuesday
to get an order for -the piano which
will be presented to the Odd Fellows
and Rebekahs for use in the Odd Fel
lows' hall Mrs. E wing's friends are
all congratulating her on her victory.
Shocking Accident
A very sad accident occurred last
Monday afternoon at I o'clock at Fred
Forsberg's camp on section seven in
the Town of Cambridge, when a black
ash tree snapped off about ten feet
from the ground by a large cottonwood
tree falling on it and in falling struck
Erick Engblom on the head and killing
him instantly. Deceased and Ewald
Anderson were engaged in sawing and
had just cut a large cottonwood and
standing one on each side of it when
the larger tree was felled and, as they
thought well out of danger. The skull
was fractured and death must have
been instantaneous. Deceased was 1 7
are getting the course of entertain- father and brothers and sisters in 3JS
Sweden. Coroner Nels Lawson, ac
companied by .the county attorney
H. J. Jager, agent for the Minnesota
State public school atOwatonna, was
in Princeton to-day. He went into the SS?!^,
country to look after a child who will to
be admitted to the institution.
from Rattvik, Sweden last September,
in the same company with Mr. Hans
Findell. He had no relatives, so far ft
as known, in this country but had a 41
went to the scene of the accident as tJ|
soon as notified and the coroner deter
mined that an inauest was unnecessary "f
as the evidence all but too plainly in
dicated the accidental nature of Mr.
The remains were ^^M
take^ to Johnson'. undertaking rooms **i
to be prepared for burial.Isanti
County Press (Nov. 27.) r* j. *v&t5% 2

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