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SALE OF STATE LAND Big Attendance at State Land Sale and Nearly 15,000 Acres Sold at $6 to $12. Some Lively Bidding for Best Land, And About all Desirable Land Was Taken. The sale of State lands in Mille Lacs ount was held at the courthouse Tuesday lorenoon. S. E. Atkins, land clerk in State audtior's office, conducting the sale. There was a big attendance and the court room where the sale was held was well filled with bujers. There were many settlers present to secure a few pieces, but most of the bujers were speculators, one syndicate of buyers securing over 7,000 acres of land, which will be placed on the market. The land sold at good prices, aver aigng about $7.00. The bulk of the land sold at $6 to $7, its appraised alue though there was some spirited bidding when it came to the disposal of some of the State land, which was co\eted bj those owning lands ad loining State lands who knew the real \alue ot the land. In the town of East Side some land was sold as high as $12 pei acre, John Haggberg paj mg this sum for a piece of land in section after some ver\ spirited bidding b-\ bujers. This was the highest am ot the land sold at, but there were several tracts that sold con siderably over their appraised value. The land in East Side caused the live liest contests, especially for the lots in section 4 which sold as high as $10 per acre, this sum being paid by Chas Rines for lot 11. A lady from Minneapolis who was present at the sale failed to get what she bid for and it must be said that the men who bid against her did not consider that sex entered into the cold proposition of buying land, for ever\ time she made xi bid for an pieces the price was run be yond her reach. In the sale of one ot the lots in section 4 of East Side she bid up to $8 and then fell out. Af terwards the part} who was bidding against her withdrew his bid that she might have a show for the land, but it was a piece that several parties wanted, and she failed to secure it. Se\eral time-, afterwards during the sale she was a h\el bidder and went as high as $10 2" when she would be o^eibid. and she remarked that if she bid am higher that she would not ha'^ mone\ enough to get baJt home. One part\ who bid against her was lelentless. The woman remarked that she wanted the land for a home and the part\ who was running the land up know prett\ well what he wanted and he got the land. There wa- a settler down from East Side who made a plea for a show for a chance to get a tract ot land adjoin ing his own small farm. He said that he had a large family and was a new settler and that he was a poor man, but he had to go in with the crowd of bujer^ and take his chances Geo F. Thompson and J. A. Rush bought quite a lot of land adjoining their ranches, and tor some pieces the\ paid a pretty fan puce, but not an} more than the land wa- worth, at lea-^t to them. In town 41-2.") the land sold at $b to $().7"J per acre and George Neely bouht se\eral pieces in that town ship En the town of Onamia most of the land was sold in quarter sections and the price ranged at $(! to $7.25. In 40-27 the principal buyers were Geo. Thompson, J. A. Rush, D. A. Kal lher. H. E. Barnum, L. A. Reed of Minneapolis, and I. C. Patterson. In 41-27 the price ranged from $6 to $10.50 and I. C. Patterson and M. S. Farn ham were the principal bujers. In Ha}land township there was some li\ el} bidding for a tew pieces of land and the highest price paid was $9. In township 40-26 land sold at $6 to $7.50. In 42-25 the land sold at its appraised value, $6 and in 42-27 the land sold at $6 to $7.25.. The total number of acres sold was 14.080 which shows that Mille Lacs count} land is in good demand, and the prices at which the land was sold would indicate that wild land in this county ranks well up with the best wild lands of the State,. Small Sections. The sale closed at 12:30 at which time all the land that bu\ers wanted was sold. Louis R. Thian, a prominent attor ne\ of Minneapolis, was present and bought several hundred acres of land in East Side township. Mrs. Brown, the Minneapolis lady who was at the sale but failed to get what land she wanted because it was run up at too high a figure, secured THE PRINCE 160 acres from J. A. Rush who sold it to her for just what he bid it in for. Mr. Rush fixed out several settlers with land adjoining his ranch who were unable to buy within their means. They will take hold and help develop the country up that way, and that is what is wanted. The sale practically cleans up all the desirable State land remaining in the count}. The land that was sold will net buyers substantial returns for the money invested. The terms imposed by the State are golden op portunities for the man of small means. The sale will mean much to the northern part of the county and the growth of that part of the county will receive quite an impetus as a result of the sale. State land has fallen into the hands of many who will improve the land in another year, and parties who have bought quite heavily will sell the land to actual settlers in the next few months. Among the large number of buyers who were present at the sale were the following: Charles Danielson of Mille Lacs lake G. F. Warren, County Surveyor Milton, H. T. Winter and M. I. Clark of Milaca: J. M. Goss of Anoka: County Commissioner Deans and A. Moorehouse of Foreston: H. E. Tolman of St. Cloud F. W. Parker, Sauk Centre L. E. Somer ville of Milaca H. M. Ball of Mor gan, Minn.: F. C. Tipp of Austin, Minn. L. A. Reed, L. R. Thian and Geo. Colton of Minneapolis N. Parks of St. Paul. F. C. Tipp of Austin, Minn., was one of the buyers. Mr. Tipp was well pleased with what he got and thinks that Mille Lacs county land is all right. While at Milaca when he went up country to look over the land he fell in with two hard-working and in dustrious Scandinavians from Minne apolis who wanted to get a little land and he took them north to see the country. They picked out some land and while they did not get just what they were looking for they bought some land at a very reasonable price and went home happj. The following were among the buyers at the sale: H. D. Winter, M. S. Rutherford & Co., G. W. Freer, An drew Sehlm, C. H. Rines, Sivert Le land, Isaac M. Tompkins, L. R. Thian, Fred Peterson, John Haggberg, Chas. Freer, Harold Mudgett, Mary E. De Forest, Chas. Rotimark, Geo. F. War ren. Geo. M. Colton, Henr\ Webster, Manle} Clark, W. Johnson, A. Rush, Geo. F. Thompson, I. C. Patterson, C. F. W. Krienkle, Ole Lar son, Samuel Hanson, F. C. Tipp, R. S. Shaw, E. D. Claggett, Chas. L. Freer, Milton S. Farnham, D. A. Kaliher, H. E. Barnum, L. A Reed, H. M. Ball, Frank Peterson, George Neeh. L. A. Reed. L. S. Briggs. and others. Death of Myrtle Lamb. M}rtle, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Lamb of Greenbush, died last Saturday of peritonitis. She was taken ill on Wednesday of last week and despite all that could be done for her. Death took the little one from its parents. The funeral was held at the home in Greenbush last Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Burns of the Greenbush M. E. church officiating. The interment was in Oak Knoll cemeter}. Myrtle Idele Lamb was born in St. Paul, June 13, 1890, and came to Princeton in 1896. She was a child of unusual brightness and promise and of a particular winning manner. In her school life she was particularly beloved and from the lips of her fel low-schoolmates comes the highest tribute of her beauty of character. She has gone from among us, but her short life has not been wasted for she leaves a sweet example of obedience and kindness. The sympathy of the entire community is with the sorrow ing parents. Bowling Teams. Interest in bowling is not lagging at all and now that the weather has bceome favorable for the sport and exercise there is more interest than ever in the game. Two bowling teams have been oragnlzed and have started in to play. E. F. Douglass, Chas. Pearson, Peter Morneau, Peter Road strom and Bert Crawford, compose one team while the other is made up of William Heitman, Joe Brands, Owen Newton, William and Earl Kali her. The first game played was on Wednesday night of last week and out of four games played last week the Heitman team won three games. Mr. Heitman was a member of the Edge wood bowling club at Chicago last summer and he is not a stranger to the game, while many of the members of both teams are ~very good bowlers. The individual scores run from 125 to 155 and the average scores of the win ning team last week was 650. The boys expect to be able to make some very good scores the coming winter. Temperance Topics. Last Sunday was temperance Sun day over the civilized world and most all churches observed the day by ap propriate services. Rev. James Steen son of the Congregational church spoke on the subject at both the morn ing and evening services, his topic in the morning being "The Beginning," and in the evening "T he End." In both of his sermons he covered the I temperance question both from a bibli cal and every-day standpoint, Rev. Steenson said that the curse of intem perance was not the direct evil result on the individual who uses liquor to his or her detriment but the effects of intemperance and the rum power affect the immediate relatives of those ho become the victims of the curse and it does not stop here for it affects so ciety in all its conditions. In this country every year $1,250,000,000 is spent for liquor, while for education we spent $175,000,000 and for churches in this country $150,000,000. $18 per capita is spent for liquor, while for foreign missions the sum of five cents per capita is given every year. There was little relief to be found in any legislation. "You cannot legislate prohibition into a man any more than you can legislate the devil out of him," said Mr. Steenson. Spiritual legis lation alone can solve the problem. School Teachers Resign. Miss Daisy Trout of the high school corps of teachers and Miss Kathline McMaster of the Fourth grade, have resigned and will leave for their homes this week. No successor has been secured as yet for Miss Trout's position, but the school board expects to have a teacher here for next week. Mrs. Phipps of Monticello, who has PEINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, illNNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1903. Coming Hbme. 5 The whole farm sort of spreads itself in one tremendous grin, The old house somehow looks as bright as if 'twas new agin And Towser's barkin' round the place as frisky as a pup, I And Dexter has to work to keep his heels from kickin' up: Even the old red cow has got some ginger in her "Moo," 5 And Mother's singin' at her work the way she used to do: 5 My head's as light as when it had more thatch up on the dome I And why? Why, it's Thanksgivin' Days the children's eomin' home. 5 They're comin'home! They're eomin' liome! They're comin'back to-day To make the old place like it was aforeHhey went away S And Dan'11 leave his Boston store and Ned'11 leave his stocks, I And John'11 stop a-drawin' plans for buildin' city blocks, I And Mary'11 leave her New York house, with all its high-toned 5 stuff, And come down here and say it's Home and plenty good enongh. I And there'll be boys and girls around jest like there used tobe 5 To make it real Thanksgivin' Day for Mother and for me. Thanksgivin' Day! Poke up the fires and make the ovens hum The turkeys,"roastin' in the pans, are sputt'rin' ''Have they come?" The puddin's knockin' at the lid and bujbblin' "Are they here?" The mince pies wave their flags of steaia the kettle leads a cheer. The rheumatiz is all forgot dyspepsy's|out of sight I'm goin' to eat from soup to nuts, andVdance a reel to-night: And "blind man's buff" is just m} size, and "stage coach" suits me prime I The children's coming home to-dav Git out, old Father Time! The little feet that we shall hear trot up and down the stair 5 To us'11 seem the very same that used to patter there The little folks a-runnin' 'round and laffln' in their play 5 Won't seem Dan's boy and Mary's girl, but simply Dan and Mar. And we'll forgit that winter's come with all its snow and cold. Forgit the next week's lonesomeness, forgit we're gittin* old, And jest be oung as when our heads weren't nigh so white as 5 foam I Thank God for His Thanksgivin' Day The chidren's comin' home. Joseph C. Lincoln in Saturdav Evening Post. *M K*M*** rf rfjT S******* tf Deer Hunters Back. The party of Cloquet deer hunters returned last Saturday loaded down with a lot ot game. They had better success than last year and came home with twenty-two deer and a large black bear that weighed 300 pounds. The bear was shot through the groin the first time and he made his escape, and the boys took up the chase the next day, finding him about a mile from where he was first shot. He was under a tree near the river, and when shot the second time it was in the same place. After receiving his second shot bruin raised his big paw up to his face and began whining and crying just like a dog and the boys say that big tears rolled down his face as he cried in agony. Charles Murray put him out of his misery by taking a shot at him and hit hirudin the region of the heart, the ball tearing through the bear's body and killed him. Andrew Umbehocker and Charles Murray were the ones who shot the bear. His hide is very black and shiny and in prime condition, and is said to be worth $25. The bear was placed on exhibition at Smith's meat market. The boys got through without any accidents or sickness and all had a good time. One large buck that El mer Chapman shot showed fight, but Elmer had broken one of the deer's hind and fore legs and the deer could not attack him. Elmer gave the buck a second shot that put the fellow to sleep. After the boys ha'd got ready to start for home they discovered that there were a lot of moose about three miles from where they had been camp ing but the party thought they had game enough and concluded to try the moose another season. **rurmr**-itnrMMVmrmrxjr*r just graduated from the normal school at St. Cloud, has been secured to teach the Fourth grade. She will come well recommended and it is said that she will be able to maintain absolute dis cipline among the children of the Fourth grade who rebel and refuse to obey their teacher. The manner in which some of the children of the Fourth grade have been behaving since Miss McMaster took charge of the room has to say the least been shameful as well as disgraceful. School children are always full of in nocent mischief, but as a rule they are not full of pure cussedness and wilful disobedience and Miss McMaster ought to feel reliev ed to be free from the tafek of teaching the class. One raeson why the children have been hard ~o manage was the fact that they have detached from the school prober and have been alone by them selves in the old M. E. church. They will move into the regular school building next week and this will make some difference with them it is to be hoped. The State has correctional institutions where children are trained who are vulgar and bey ond the con trol of teachers. Most of the children in the Fourth grade are average schol ars and were it not for the behavior of a few of the juvenile ringleaders there would be little trouble. Real Estate Transfers. The following are the real estate transfers in Mille Lacs county as filed with Register of Deeds Chapman dur ing the past week: Otto Luke and wife to Carl W. Slock, sen of sex of Sec. 35. Bogus Brook John Alfred Carlson and wife to Jens Olson, 64 square rods in the ne1 of nwj^ of Sec 4. Milo John W McClure and wife to Martin Rudd ne!4 of &w}^ of Sec 7 43-27, Robbins Josephine Norton and husband to William T. Murray sek of ne No Lau IUXO sota Land Co.. WW of nwU nr bot a Lan Co. if 750 00 300.00 300 00 4 lot 3 and part of lot 4 in Sec 2'J, South Harbor Home Land Company to Mathias Jost 1200 acres in sections 2, 10, 11 and 12 Hayland Home Land Company to Mathias Jost 040 acres in sections 1,11, and 12 Havland, and sections 25 and 35 40-26 PrincetonEasterne George A Townsen0d and to Wil Jiam the east 20 feet"oofHlopTownsend,wifof 9 in block 17 Second add to Milaca 1,000 00 4,200 00 Minne 2,100 00 40.00 4 of nwJ 4 and W/i of t,wh of Sec 24, Hayland Ellen Rutherford to Laud Ruth erford s^ of neJi of Sec 19, South Harbor James McHugh and wife to Emilie Mourning, nvrX of swJi of Sec 32 Bogus Brook Fredrick Gustaff Thoma and wife to Clara Horstman. n1/ 440 00 127 00 of nwjt of sec 14, Princeton Mary E Northway and husband to William Arnett, nw^ of se'4 of Sec 27, Greenbush The Mille Lacs Lumber Co to John M. Overby, neJ4 of seh of Sec 9, Milaca Frank S. Nash to Albert W. Wood, lot 9, block 9 of the First add. to Milaca Miretta Mudgett, et al to John Kern, swjf of neH and se% of nw4 of Sec 15, Bogus Brook 3,600 00 560 00 160 00 300 00 610 00 Killed a Monster Deer. John J. Poole killed the largest deer ever known in this section Tuesday of last week near the south fork of Groundhouse creek. It was a mam moth buck and weighed exactly 300 pounds. It had evidently reached a ripe old age, and bore a splendid pair of antlers. Four Winchester balls were found imbedded in his flesh where he had evidently been shot at various times in years past and the wounds had healed. John ''fetched him" at a range of 300 yards with a 30-30 Winchester, while the animal was on the run. Photographs of the deer are on exhibition at Anderson's pho tograph gallery, and the head has been sent to a taxidermist for mount ing.Milaca Times. TURKEY AND TEAMS These Two Will Figure in To-Day's Doings and Will Keep Most People Busy. Services at Catholic Church in the Horning and Union Services at H. E. Church at Night. To-day is the day for thanks and for home-comings and family and neighborhood gatherings. It is the day when the turkey makes his first formal appearance for the season and he is the centre piece on the dinner table of the rich and poor alike. I Princeton the day will be observed in the usual manner, and the weather promises to be of a good quality. There will be many social gatherings at the festive board and delightful re creations and pastimes to make the day a pleasant one. The real and true spirit of the day will be observed by services at the Catholic church at 10:30 in the morn ing and union services at the M. E. church at 7:45 in the evening. At the Catholic services Rev. Fr. Levings will have charge and there will be a musical program rendered. The union services at the M. E. church will be made very interesting by special music both by the choir and the or chestra. The sermon will be deliv ered bj Rev. James Steenson of the Congregational church. A feature of the muiscal program will be a trom bone solo by B. O. Brown who will play "The Holy City." The day will close by a grand mas querade dance given by the Princeton base ball club at the Jesmer opera house. Music will be furnished by Gallichio's orchestra and a good time is expected. The stores will keep open during the forenoon, and also the postoffice which will close at noon for- the day. There will be no delivery of mail on the routes during the dav. Minnesota Educational Association. The Minnesota Educational associ ation will meet in St. Pa ul the last week in December, on Monday, Tues day, Wednesday and Thursday and all sessions will be of great interest to teachers. Bishop Spalding, of Peoria, Avill deliver the principal lecture before the association at the Central Presty terian church at 8 p. m. on Tuesday. On Wednesday E. O. Vailo of Chicago, will lecture on Reformed Spelling. He is a well known editor of educa tional publications and a leading, though conservative spelling reform er, and will interest all. Also John Kennedy of Batavia, N. Y., the author of the famed Batavia plan. Those attending the convention for this alone will be amply repaid for their time and expense. Also John Quincy Adams of Philadelphia, a lecturer of national reputation, who will deliver a lecture on The Development of Art. Also Francis B. Atkinson of Chicago, editor of the Little Chronicle, on the World with the Lid Off. Some Aspects of the Use of the Newspaper in the Schoolroom, who will be followed by J. S. McLain of the Minneapolis Journal. Also Conde Hamlm, man ager of the Pioneer Press, on the Louisiana Purchase Exposition: Min nesota in the Educational Exhibit. Besides these and many other inter esting addresses, papers, and discus sions, the advocates of industrial edu cation will have an opportunity of listening to Miss Dopp ot Chicago university: those urging more practi cal business instruction in the public school to President Smithdeal, of the Smithdeal Business College, Rich mond, Virginia those interested in the consolidation of weak school dis tricts and agricultural instruction in rural schools to Superintendent Kern of Illinois and those who believe in placing the common branches in the high school course of study to Con gressman Tawney and C. A. Mowry of the State high school board. Special hotel rates have been se cured and reduced railroad rates are assured. he Farmhand's Heaven. The Western farm hand has to be treated with the same tender consider ation as the eastern housemaid. A Warren county farmer, who, like most other Missouri agriculturists, has found farm hands hard to get and harder to keep, has made out a set of rules which, as the Marthasville Re cord thinks, "should bring hands out of the woods. Wages will be $6 a day. Breakfast will be served in bed. Working hours will be from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. All heavy work is to be done by the boss. Cigars furnished free. Any hand working the entire season can have the farm." VOLUME XXYII. NO. 50. MINNIES THINKS. ["Minnie's Thinks" do not necessarily ex press the views of either the editor or publisher of the UNIO N. Brother editors, please bear this in mind.PUB UNION S T. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 25,1903. Sam Fullerton has been given an other body blow by the courts. Judge McClenahan has filed a decision that in seizing [hides and heads in the pos session of a Bemidji taxidermist the gamejvarden went too far and that the threats made by the game warden were unjustified. The court scores the methods of the game officials. The people may after a while be relieved from the annoyance of these over-offi cious gentlemen. Governor an Sant has been away from home three weeks and will be away until Dec. 1. His excellency is foxy. He did not wont to declare him self on the governorship until he had a chance to see how the Collins candi dacy was being taken. During the past year the school teachers of Minnesota have drawn $4,500,000 in salaries. Daniel Lawler, who ran for governor on the Democratic ticket, will try to capture the Democratic nomination for mayor of St. Paul. He is fighting the Smith administration. *$- $- St. Pa ul has been the dirtiest city on earth for the past month and this fact has been unpleasantly advertised by Stella Mayhew, an actress. She hired a street cleaning crew and paid them herself and had a block of paved street cleaned under her personal di rection. This has stirred up the city officialsbut they cannot make good any longer with the cry "cleanest city on earth." Gus Widdell of Mankato says he is in no sense a candidate for secretary of State. How now, Mr. Jamison. Every member of the State adminis tration is betting on Collins for gov ernor. Must be interested in the judge. Wm. Henry Eustis says he will make no move in the governorship fight for at least two months. How does Frank Eddy like the ad- ministration activity in behalf of Judge Collins? The Pioneer Press forty years ago said '"Bob Smith is a good fellow, but he has held office long enough.'' That sounds funny now when the mayor has added about thirty-four \ears to his record at that time. The boiler inspectors are reporting regularly to Judge Jamison these dajs. The are said to be "well or ganized." $- i* It is rumored that the administration workers are try ing to fix up a slate to beat Ray Jones. Julius Block and Peter E. Hanson. S* Minnesotans bring back word from New York city that Charlej Towne is the most popular Democrat in that city and that Tammany will give him anything he wants. Towne refused the offer of a nomination for congress in McClellan's district which meant sure election. Charle\ is after bigger game. Adam Bede has caught on in Wash ington and is said to be very solid with the "big fellows." $- Turkey bones will not be the only broken bones on Thanksgiving. Many football games will be played. University students cut loose and broke up a lot of furniture and had to pay for it and now complain of the disadvantages of getting an educa tion. MINNIE. A Greenbush Wedding. Yesterday morning Father Levings officiated at a wedding at the Catholic church in Greenbush and united in marriage Theophile S. Courteau and Miss Eliza Lessard. Miss Tillie L. Lessard accompanied the bride while Emory Greenwood was best man. The wedding was witnessed by a large number of the friends and relatives of the bride and groom who are well known Greenbush people. Paternal Thoughtfulness. "Now, dear," said the hero of the elopement, as they boarded the train, we are safe from pursuit." "And also," said the radiant young girl, "safe from starvation. Here's a check papa made out to your order.'* Ex.