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NEW RURAL ROUTES.
Two New Rural Routes Running Out of Princeton Will be Ready for Service Dec. i. One Will Run North into Milo and Bogus Brook and the Other Arcund Spectacle Lake. A report has been received from Washington that the application for the rural routes north and east of Princeton have been allowed and they will be opened for service the first of December. Plats of the new routes have been received at the Princeton office, and also the change that will be made in route No. 2 made neces sary bv the opening of route No. 4, which goes out east of town, south of Silver lake and thence east on the Green lake and Cambridge road to the Spring Vale town line. From this point it goes south two miles and west to Martm farm, thence south to school No. 11, and then west on the main traveled road and connects with the route at the Siher lake road. The route will only be one and a half miles from the Spencer Brook postoffice at school No. 11 and arrangements will be made to hav mail exchanged with that office daily, which will be a great improv ement over the present round about service. Route No. 5 will be the Bogus Brook and Milo route, going north on the road leading directly north from Princeton to section 28 of Bogus Brook, thence east a half mile, north a quarter mile, east a half mile and north to river, thence west to school house No. l) in the town of Milo, from which point the route continues south through the center of section 23 on down to Long's Siding and thence di rectly south to the east and west Brickton road right south of Brick ton, and into Princeton on the regular Brickton road. Route No. 2 will be changed to run as follows: North to I. S. Mudgett corner, east half mile, north to Gust Thoma corner, east to German M. E. church, north one mile, east ore and a half miles, south to lake, east to Stanchfield lake and to school 33, sec tion 12, Wvanett: south two miles, and west to Pimceton town line south to Rust coiner, west to Harrington cor ner, south hall a mile, and west to Harold Mudgett corner, where the route connects with the outwai bound road of the route. The opening of the new routes will give to mam farmers east and north of Princeton a mail service that *jhe\ ha\ been expecting for some Jme and the welcome mail wagon will be hailed \\ith delight mam who have here tofore been more or less isolated from the world. Jeremiah F^lkm an will cam the mail on route No. 5, while as vet there has been no selection of a car rier for No. 4. GeorgeOrton received the appointment but has resigned. There are some qualified candidates from whom one will be selected to take the route. Route No. 2 as re-arranged is twentv-five miles long and takes in a territory of twenty-four square miles. There are 117 house-, on the route and there is a population of 600 served. Route 5 is twenty-four and a quarter miles Ion? and takes in a territory of twenty-three square miles. There are 120 houses on the route and there is a population of 540 served. Route 4 is twenty -four and se\ en-eighths miles long and has an area of territory con sisting of twenty-four square miles. There are 114 houses on the route and a population of 500 is served. HOD\ WENT FOR DISSECTION. Clris. Lien's Body Kef used Burial and Went to State 3Iedical Department. The bodv of Christ Lien who was murdered in Minneapolis last week was turned over to the medical depart ment of the State university, the rela tives of the dead man refusing to take charge of the body, notwithstanding the fact that Lien had enough personal pioperty in Hannaford, N. D., to pav the expenses of a decent burial, and he also, as was stated in the Union last week, was said to own forty acres of land in the town of Glendorado, but had contracted to sell the land and had received a payment of $20 down to bind the bargain. It was said that he was on his wav to Glen dorado when he met his mysterious death and was to close up his prop erty deal at that place. He has two distant relatives living in Glendorado and according to the Minneapolis Journal one ol them wired to the chief of police of Minneapolis the following: Chief of Police Conrov Bury Chris Lien there, as no one hero is under any obligations to him." The Minneapolis Journal savs: Minnesota Historical Society "V. ^r^"*'-*** W*fi??^ f- s*^r-% R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year. "Halvor Anderson went to Princeton, Minn., a few days ago and gave or ders to hold the body until he trans acted some business there, when he would return and have it taken to Han naford, N. D., for burial. He told Morguekeeper Morton ,that he and Lien intended to go into partnership in the ranch business and that Lien had preceded him to Minneapolis to attend to some important business. He offered no explanation with regard to the refusal to take the body to Han naford. German Lutheran Church. Dedicated. The German Lutheran church of Germany was dedicated last Sunday with appropriate ceremonies. At 10:30 a. m. the members and conrgegation of the church assembled at the old church where short farewell ceremo nies were held after which the congre gation marched to the new edifice which is located on the site of the old church. The dedicatory services were conducted by Rev. Otto Strauch, pas tor of the church assisted by the form er pastor of the church, Rev. Theo. Renter of Leaf Valley, Rev. John Fackler of Maple Grove and Rev. Theo. Laetsch of Deer Park, Wis. Af ter the dedicatory exercises a bounte ous dinner was served by the ladies the old church and all who did not go to their homes for dinner were served with a sumptuous spread. In the afternoon Rev. Laetsch preached a sermon in English and in the even ing there was a lecture by a converted Persian. There was a very large attendance at all the services during the day and the event was one that marks an epoch in the history of the German Lutheran church of that section. The edifice is one of the prettiest and most substan tial of- church edifices in the county or any where in the surrounding coun try. The interior is prettily decorated, has large, easy pews and there is a gallery which will seat about fifty peo ple. The seating capacity of the church is about 400. The church has a very handsome window for a countrv church, being a large art-glass win dow, the centre piece being of dull finish glass while it is surrounded by handsome colored glass. Brought Home Poor Report. County Surveyor A. N. Holm of Isanti county returned from a trip to the Red Lake Indian reservation Fri day morning where he went to look over the lands that the government has thrown open to settlement. Mr. Holm made the trip not for himself personally but in the interests of a lot of farmers in Wyanett and other parts of Isonti county who intended to take up claims if the land was reported good enough Mr. Holm made a trip all over the section and he said that he could not see anything in the land that would induce any man with a family to go there at the present time. Verv much of the land is at present under water. A good many filings were made, but not enough to cover one-third of the ceded lands. A few of those who made filings, have got very good land but there are a good many who have land that is not worth the filing fees and expense of getting it Many of the claims that were taken were done so fraudulently and there will be man} who will institute contests and get some very good pieces of land. Sneriff Tanner Gets Horse Tluef Bountj. E. S. Tanner, the sheriff of Morri son county who arrested Robert Lev erlv, the bov who stole the pony at the Prouty ranch some time ago and drove it to Little Falls and sold it, has been allowed the bounty of $200 for his capture which was an easy one, but which however entitled him to the bountj under the terms ojf the law. The boy after he stole the horse traded it at Little Falls for a bicycle and was trj ing to sell the wheel when he was caught, his emplov er, Mr. Prouty hav ing followed him up and caused his arrest. The sheriff of Morrison county made application to the court for the bounty and after hearing the petition Judge Baxter decided that Sheriff Tanner was entitled to the re ward. The legislature of 1903 in creased the reward to $200. Potatoes From Washington and Montana. The Duluth Herald says: "Wash ington and Montana potatoes are be ing imported by local commission houses. One local commission house has seven cars of Washington pota toes en route to Duluth. They were grown on irrigated ground and are said to be of a very high grade. The Minnesota potatdes have risen consid erably in price during the past week on account of the rapidity with which they are rotting, and are now selling at 65 cents per bushel. The Western potatoes are much higher in price on account of the heavy freight rates, and are selling for 90 cents per bushel. The chief difference between the two varieties is that the Western potatoes are much dryer. J^^^-?8 J^^^4^^J^Mf-?y3^^ ^S,^. MISS NORTON WINS. Hiss Bessie Norton Wins Her Suit Against the School Board of District 17. Judge Baxter Says Board Must Pay Her for Amount of Contract Which Wa Annulled. School district No. 17 will have to pay to Miss Bessie Norton the sum of $360 with interest for an annullment of her contract which she made with the school board of that district to teach an eight-months' term of school. Judge Baxter this week decided the case in her favor and allowed her judgment for the full amount. The case was on the calendar at the Sep tember term of court and a jury trial was waived and arguments submitted to the court, Judge Baxter finding in his order that '"plaintiff acted in good faith in her dealings with the defend ant, and she should not suffer on ac count of a quarrel bewreen other par- ties and be deprived of her just dues The case was the outcome of a long and bitter fight that has been waged by County Commissioner Norton and the members of the school board of that district. Mr. Norton had been treas urer of the school board for some time and his niece, Miss Norton, had taught the school for a term or two. In the meantime Mr. Norton became involved in a quarrel with members of the board and his office was declared vacant and O. A. Ladin was chosen by the board to fill his place. The board had entered into a contract with Miss Norton to teach the school for another term before Mr. Ladin was chosen a member of the board, and after he became treasurer, the contract was repudiated by the board. Mr. Norton instituted quo warranto pro ceedings against Ladin to show cause by what authority Ladin was acting as treasurer of the board. The writ was returnable before Judge Searle at the April term of the Mille Lack county court and a motion was made by the attorney for the board to quash the writ as there were other remedies at law for the plaintiff. The motion to quash was granted, and an -appeal was taken to the supreme court which will be heard at the April term. After this disposition of the quo wairanto proceedings Miss Norton began a civil action against the school board for her salary for the term she was engaged to teach. She held her self in readiness to teach the school during the time for which she was en gaged. It was argued by the defend ants that she could have found other work while she was awaiting the op portunity to teach the school in dis trict No. 17, and what she could have earned during that time should be an offset to her claim, but the court says "plaintiff was a professional teacher and was not bound to seek employ ment that she wras not fit to perform.'' A staj- of thirty days has been granted in the case. High Land, Poor Koads. Road sense is needed. With land selling from $50 to $75 an acre in this country, and substantial improve ments made in every locality the mat ter of good roads should be seriously and earnestly considered. Best re sults have never been attained from the money expended, systematic road building has never been attempted. The importance of drainage has never been fully appreciated. Skilled work manship seldom enters into road building and the finished product is seldom seen. The important question is not one of funds for road work, bat the proper application of availa ble funds. The system now in vogue of expending road funds is a perni cious one. It will never make roads what they should bewhat they ought to be for the amount expended. Land owners have never taken the matter of good roads seriously, nor made any attempt to honestly or judiciously ex pend the road fund. Working out taxes without system or supervision as always been a vicious waste of public funds.Waterville Advance. STATE LAND SALE. Over 17,000 Acres in Mille Lacs. County Will Sold Next Tuesday. The sale of school and other State lands located in Mille Lacs county will be held at the office of the county auditor at the court house in Prince ton next Tuesday, the twenty-fourth day of November and will be con ducted by State Auditor Iverson. The total number of acres to be sold portion of the county, the nearest land to be offered being located in the town amounts to 17,502.40, and is all lo cated in the northern and unsettled of Hayland, 39-26. The last State land sale held in Princeton was on the fourth day of June, 1900. The ap- _-j j[j^wt"^ T^ jf NGETO N UNION 1. 4 PfllNCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOYEMBER 19, 1903. VOLUME XXVII. praisement of the lands made for that sale will be used as a basis for the forthcoming sale, appraisements cony tinuing in force for four years. Near ly one-half of the land' to be sold is located in the town 40-27, adjoining the town of Page on the north. The balance of the lands are situated in the other unorganized towns in the lake region. Fifteen per cent of the purchase price and interest on the unpaid bal ance from the date of sale to June 1, 1904, must be paid at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase money can be paid at any time in whole or in part, within forty years of the time of the sale the rate of in terest on the unpaid balance of the purchase money will be four per cent per annum, payable in advance on June 1 of each vear, provided the principal remains unpaid for ten years, but if the principal is paid before, the expiration of ten ears from the date of the sale, the rate of interest on the unpaid balance of the purchase money will be five per cent per annum inter est is payable in advance on June 1st of each year. Monday Fires Last Monday'forenoon the residence of George Newton caught fire in one of the Upper rooms occupied by Rev. Gronberg and wife, the fire having caught from a stove which was very close to the wall, and the lath became ignited. The presence of the fire was discovered before it had gained much headway and the fire alarm was blown with its soul-stirring and mournful sound. The hook and ladder and hose cart were pulled to the fire but by the time they arrived all the goods had been removed from the house and the incipient but threatening blaze was put out. 'About supper time the same day the fire laddies were summoned to the home of Leon Wheeler where a chimney was burning out with considerable pyro technical displav and it looked like it might set the house afire. The fire de partment stood readv at the hv drant to connect onto the water supply, but their services were not needed. Plenty of Deer. Nearly 1,000 deer were killed in the woods about the head of the lakes dur ing the first two dav & of the open sea sou v&is ear, and fullv 600 of them went dowm before the guns of the hunt ers during the first dav. The fall of snow at the opening put things good shape for the hunters, making it much easier to get the game after it was wounded. The kill this season will probabl.v exceed that of last vear, when about 4,600 deer were brought in bv the hunters, although it was a poor ear because of the wet weather during t^e season. Fewer deer will be seen this season because of the new and stringent laws preventing the selling of the game and demanding the presence of the hunters on the train which carries his kill. The express companies are. therefore, handling verv little game, and practi callv none of it has been seen in the cities.Duluth Herald. What Was Needed. The topic had been carefullv ex plained, and as an aid to understand ing, the teacher had given each pupil a card, bearing the picture of a bov fishing. "Even pleasure," said she, ''requires the exercise of patience. See the boj fishing. He must sit and wait and wait. He must be patient.'' Having treated the subject very fullv, she began with the simplest, most practical question: ''An now, can anv little boy tell me what we need most when we go fishing?" The answer was shouted with one voice: "Bait'."New York Daily News. House Burns at Milaca. Last Tuesday night the residence of James Peters at Milaca burned to the ground. The fire is supposed to have caught from a defective chimney. The house and goods were a total loss, as there was no insurance. The build ing was close to the Foley Bean store and for a time it looked as if that building would burn but the fire de partment and citizens worked hard and saved the building.- Mr. Peters works for the Foley Bean company. Takes Logging Contract. Ben Hatcher of Princeton passed through town Monday on his way to Page where he will d.o some logging this winter. He expects to bank about 500,000 feet of white pine logs on Ru river near Page, to complete A. Barrett's last logging contract in this section. Mr. Barrett having located on the Pacific coast. These logs will be sawed at Milaca next season. Milaca Times. The Moral. 'I saw one of those plays with a moral last night." "And what was the moral?" Do your best to keep your wife and children from seeing it. "Indianapo lis Journal. MERRY ATCAMP FIRE Wallace T. Rines Post Makes flerry at an 01dTim Campfire Last Tuesday Night. County Commissioners in Session-- A Fight Over the Location of Onamia Saloon. The campfire given the Wallace T. Rines post and the L. A. S. at the G. A. R. hall last Tuesday night was a very successful affair. It has been several years since the post has had an old-time campfire and the old sol diers made merry in a way that made them feel voung again. It was ex pected that Department Commander Mahan would be able to be present, but he is serving as a member of the IT. S. board of appeals and was una ble to be present. However Adjutant Clark was present and made a short address on matters in which the old soldiers are interested. Rev. Gratz made a short address and there was a program of patriotic songs that re vived old memories. There were about fifty present, in eluding the members of the L. A. S. and families. A substantial supper was served by the ladies at the close of the campfire, and all went home feeling that it was good to have been present at the G. A. R. event. Adjutant Clark says that the post here is in very good condition. He savs that the posts throughout the State are holding more campfires than ever before and there seems to be a revival of the old-time spirit that has made the G. A. R. such a great order. From here he went to St. Cloud to attend a campfire last evening. County Commissioners. The board of county commissioners met at the court house yesterday to dispose of a lot of business that has accumulated. It will be in session to day and perhaps may not adjourn un til Friday. All members of the board were present. Little business was transacted yesterday. The matter of granting the petition for a saloon at Onamia was laid over until the next meeting of the board. John ^McClure who with many others is opposing the granting of a license was before the board and he says that the palce where it is proposed to open the saloon is less than 1,500 feet from the school house, the law providing that no sa loon shall be located within that dis tance of anv public school. Mr. Mc Clure said that the distance was a lit tle less than the law allowed, and as the applicants for the saloon could not dispute Mr. McClure's statements to the satisfaction of the board, the matter was laid over. Thee Greenbush ditch petition came up for further hearing and several parties were granted a hearing. The board will go ahead with the ditch and order surv ev made preparatory for to its construction. Assaulted the Marshal. Last Saturday "night while Marshal Newton was attempting to arrest Geo. Bockoven, for disorderly conduct in Smith & Holm's saloon the marshal was struck over the head by a cracker bowl, bj a party who was in the sa loon at the time, and who was so far under the influence of liquor that he little realized who he was striking or what verv serious results might have resulted from such an attack. The party who made this assault on the marshal is not given to this kind of conduct and he keenly feels the result of his drunken act, for which he was arrested and brought before Justice Chadbourne. He waived examination and was bound over in the sum of $500 to the grand jury. Geo. Bockoven was given a double punishment. He was taken before Justice Norton who fined him $15 for disorderly conduct and he was then arrested for resisting arrest and was fined $10 by Justice Chadbourne. The costs in the two cases amounted to $6.25. Big: Lake Indictments. The grand jury in session at Elk River last week indicted two business men of Bi Lake for blind-pigging. R. C. Trudgeon, a druggist, was in dicted on three counts and Charles M. Umbehocker, a confectioner, was in dicted on one count. The town is no license and it is claimed that the men have sold liquor contrary to statutes made and provided Creamery for Midland. The creamery at Long Lake, Crow Wing county has been sold under mortgage, and the building and ma chinery will be moved to Midland on the west shore of Mille Lacs lake. J. H. McLaughlin bought the plant and it seems has-decided to locate at Mid land instead of Garrison.Milaca Times. *C HISTORICAL SOCIETY. NO. 49. I MINNIE'S THINKS, ij ["Minnie Thinks" do not necessarily ex press the views of either the editor or publisher of the UNTON. Brother editors, please bear this in mind PUB. UNION S T. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 17, 1903. State Librarian Nelson bets that Judge Collins will carry Ramsey county. It's throwing money away. $- Mr. S. T. Johnson has reached the explaining stage in the Mapleton bank affair. $ 4. Wm. Henry Eustis is said to be an active candidate for governor. The State administration is encouraging him, along with some others. 3* Gus Widdell's friends say he will not take the secretary of State bait thrown to him by Judge Jamison. ''Every friend of Va Sant's must stand b} Collins for the present" is the State capitol slogan just now. $- The Standard Oil company has just distributed $12,000,000 in dividends. These kind of facts breed anarchy even among patient people. J* *J- There is talk of R. J. Wells of Breckenridge for a place on the rail road and warehouse commission. J A State official said the other day:. "If Va Sant should run I would be for him but he cannot bind me to Judge Collins or anybody else. When he is out I consider myself free to do as I please." The cold snap may get to some of these blooming political ambitions. $- $- J Ex-Senator McCarthv is the latest man to be mentioned for attorney-gen eral. The administration is said to be af ter Treasurer Block because he wouldn't "holler" for them. -$- The Dispatch has nominated Da Reese for mayor of St. Paul. But Dar is suspicious of the source. The State supreme court has held the plumbers' license law unconstitu tional. There is talk of Marcus B. Fa of Virginia for the Democratic guberna torial nomination. j. j. Minnesota for the third time has won the national butter championship of the IT. S. The national contest just closed shows M. T. Sondergaard of Hutchinson first among bOO American butter-makers, anc! John Sollie of New Sweden second. Minnesota also holds the world's championship in but ter-making. Sa Haugdahl of Fill more county having won it at Pari s. J* "J* During the past summer thirty-three new creameries and ten new cheese factories have been started in Minne sota. Todd county leads with fifteen new creameries. There are now 714 creameries and eighty-five cheese fac tories in the State. J* -S* $- And now Judge Collins' friends are making it so pleasant for himsome of them yelling "ge off the bench"' others crying "stay on The Dispatch tips oil the adminis tration game by saving that the gov ernor is still in the field. MINNIK. Conree-Folej. The marriage of Mr. Joseph C. Conree of Anoka to Miss Minnie E. Foley, dauhgter of Mr. and Mrs. James Foley of Zimmerman, was sol emized by nuptial mass at the Catho lic church in Princeton yesterday fore noon at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. J. Kicken of Clear Lake officiating. The ceremony was performed in the pres ence of relatives of the contracting parties and a few friends. Dennis Foley acted as bridesman while a niece of the groom from Minneapolis was bridesmaid. After the ceremony the bride and groom and wedding party went to the Commercial hotel for dinner after which they left for Zimmerman where a wedding dance was given at the Woodman hall in the evening. Throat Cut By Barb Wire. The six-year-old son of George Jew ell of Bradford met with a peculiar and painful accident last Saturday evening. While playing around the yard after dark he ran into a tempor ary barbed wire fence, the wire strik ing him across the throat. The sharp pointed barbs tore a long gash in the flesh making an ugly wound. Dr. Hixson was called to attend the boy Cambridge Independent.