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The Political Wheel of Fortune Goes
Round and Dr. Cooney Draws
Lucky Number.
Libby, Caley and Craig on Council-
Borden Defeats Goulding for
Village Recorder.*
The \illage election Tuesday proved
to be quite a warm one, and when the
polls opened at one o'clock there were
several tickets in the field so that oters
had no trouble in finding- candidates
There was a ticket made up of all the
members of the old council, while
there was another headed by Dr.
C'oonej. withCale j, Craig and Libbv
for trustees and Borden lor lecorder.
Still anothei ticket was headed bj Dr.
Coone\, with Craig, Bockoven and
.Larson foi trustees and Borden for
recordei. while another ticket was the
^aine with the exception of Dr.
Coont^ Andiew Bijson heading the
Theie weie 270 votes cast, up to 4
o'clock when the polls closed, indicat
ing a piettv In eh contest, and when
the votes were canvassed the follow
ing was the result
For President of Council
Dr. C. Coonev 148
Vndrew Biv son 12o
For Trustees
S Libbv 189
Jos Craie 164
P. Calev 156
M. S. Rutherford 121
Louis Larson 86
J. F. Bockoven 85
For Recorder
C. Borden 13,")
-T W Goulding 132
The new council will therefore be
ompo&ed of Dr Coonej as president,
Libbv, Craig-
and Calev trustees, and
J. C. Boiden lecorder.
There was no opposition to John
F. Petteison for treasurer oi C. H.
hadboume for justice of the peace
The contest between Dr. Coonev and
Vndrew Bryspn for president was a
close one, though the doctor led his
opponent by twentv-five votes Dr.
Coonev has been president of the
council before and well understands
his duties He made a good official
before and with his experience as the
head of the village government he is
in a position to serve the village with
credit to himself and the village as
well Dr Coonej is every respect
a clean-cut, thorough-going citizen, a
man of good judgment, and who is
very popular, and that he will make a
good president goes without saving.
Mr. Brv son has made a erj credit
able record as president of the council.
He took a stand for good clean gov
ernment without fear or fav or, and if
he had been re-elected would hav con
tinued to giv practical expression of
bib opinions in so far as was in his
power to do so
To be Llectetl lor One, Two and Three
\ears Hereafter.
At the regular town elections next
March a change will be inaugurated
in the method of electing town super
isors. The law has been changed so
that in the future town supervisors
this vear will be elected for one, two
and three ears, and in the future, but
one supervisor will be elected each
-\-ear. The law as amended reads:
"There shall be electeed in the jear
1904, at the annual town meeting in
each town, three supervisors, one of
whom shall be elected for three (3)
years, one for two (2) years, and one
tor one (1) jear, so that one shall go
out each year. The number of ears
tor which each is elected shall be in
dicated on the ballot, and one shall
be designated and known as chairman.
\.t each annual towrn
meeting thereaf-
ter one supervisor shall be elected
tor three ears to fill the place of the
one whose term expires at that time.
There shall also be elected at the an
nual town meeting in each town one
town clerk, one treasurer, one assess
or, two justices of the peace, two con
stables and one overseer of the high
ways tor each road district in said
town, but lustices of the peace shall
be elected onlv once in two jears.
except to fill vacancies.
some Results of Recent Investigations in
The results for 1902 of the statistical
investigations at Northfield, Marshall
and Halstad, which are being carried
on by the State experiment station and
the statistical bureau of the Uuited
States department of agriculture, are
being summarized. These investiga
tions were undertaken to secure facts
tor the use of all farmers of the State
as to the cost, returns and profits of
each line of business on the farm.
Superintendent W. M. Hays savs:
"We did not half appreciate in the
start the many ways in which farmers
and teachers of agriculture could use
the facts. The first year the route
an at each of the three places visited
daily about fifteen farms, this year
twelve, and the number will be further
reduced in 1904. One reason for using
a smaller number of farmers is that it
is found necessary to take up the col
lection of statistics as to the cost of
producing live stock products, in part
that the values of those field crops
,f ..,..**8^,^M^rt4^t^vS^k^kS-
which are fed -on the farm may be se
cured. It was necessary to devise the
methods of carrying on these experi
ments and of tabulating and interpret
ing the results. Substantial progress
has been made and the general scheme
of studying farm management thus op
ened up gives promise of being worthy
of use in other states.
'The problems presented are so
verv difficult that to attempt to solve
them would not be profitable were it
not for the fact that the country can
not afford to run its farming business
in a wav to produce only four billion
dollars worth of plant and animal
products annually, where the availa
ble soil, man labor and horse labor
should annuallv produce products
worth five or six billions.."
It was found that the cost of grow
ing an acre of field corn, including
cutting, shocking and shredding, was
$14.83. The cost each acre when husk
ing on the hill was $11.81.
Some of the factors used, a^ 15 cents
an hour for man labor and 7J- cents
an hour for horse labor have not been
nnanll.v settled upon,hence the footings
mav be changed before the facts are
finallv published.
Continuing Mr Havs savs,: "The
questions which these investigations
are going to put up to everv farmer
are: Am I farming in the most prac
tical av I*, mv land properly laid
out in fields which provide for the
most profitable rotation? Could I not
dov etail mv crops and live stock work
together so as to produce more and
with no more laboi of man and
teams Are mv fields becoming richer
or poorer?
"Out of this work is growing a
method of treating farm management
more as an engineering proposition.
Everv faim is a verv complex problem,
but can it not be treated far more
nracticallv and scientificallv
Thej Blow Open Leathers' Store at St.
Francis and Get $100.
The store of H. G. Leathers was en
tered last Tuesday night and robbed
of about $100 The safe was blown
open with nitro-glycerme and the con
tents carried aw ay. There as about
a hundred dollars in it. The safe was
wrecked also, so that the total loss
will amount to a little over $200.
The safe was blown open after the
most approved plan. Tallow was used
to seal the cracks and the explosive
was forced in and ignited by means
of a fuse
The explosion caused by this means
was not loud People sleeping within
a hundred feet of the store did not
hear it. The thieves made awaj with
their bootv without attracting any at
tention whatever and apparently with
out leaving am clue as to their iden
The same ev enmg the safe was blown
open in the saloon at Bethel station
but nothing of alue was taken. The
job seemed to be the work of thiev es
familiar with the blowing open of safes
as it was verj thoroughly done.
There is little hope of catching the
culprits as neither theft was discovered
until Wednesday morning. -Anoka
Green Lake Items.
(Prom Cambridge Independent
George King and Frank Smith re
turned home last week from the woods
for a short stav.
Miss Elsie Obrien came down from
her school near Mora to spend a
week's vacation with her parents.
Herbert Stedman of Redfield, S.
Dak., arrived last "week on a visit to
is parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Sted
Lester King and family have re
turned to live on their farm after re
maining in Minneapolis for the last
two months
Walter, son of M. G. Lambert, has
been quite sick for the last week, but
has recov ered sufficiently to be about.
A sister of Mrs. G. Lambert ar
rived from Fargo. N. Dak., where she
has been under the care of phv sicians,
and will remain for an indefinite visit
with her sister.
Januarj Weather.
Prof. Hicks brings in Januarv with
"storm centers" and great extremes
of temperature. According to his
predictions the condition of the
weather will be moderate during the
fore part of the second week of the
month, the winds will shift to south
erly and the barometer will fall.
More snow from the 14th to the 16th.
The 25th, 26th and 27th are central
days of a reactionary storm period.
Cold will relax, the barometer will
fall, cloudiness will gather in the west,
and more rain rand snow will pass
eastward over most parts of the coun
try Another change to much colder
will come with the closing days of the
Proper Kind of Hold-up.
Ed Staples, carrier on rural route
No. 2, was held up Christmas at Ot
sego. As he approached the residence
of C. T. Snow a person came up
heavily armedwith turkey and all
the other essentials of a good dinner,
which were crammed into the wagon
with a "Merry Christmas." Mail
carriers are not used to such dinners,
but Ed seemed to stand the strain all
right.Elk River Star-News.
Church Topics m?'m i
Sunday and Weekday
Announcements. METHODIST.
"Presiding Elder Clemans will preach
next Sunday morning and evening.
Morning, "Neglecting Salvation."
Evening, "The Love of God."
Annual meeting, Thursdav evening
at 7:30 p. m., at the church
There will be no services in Prince
ton next Sunday as Rev. Gronberg
will preach at Ronneby.
Services will be held at Estes Brook
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock in the
old M. E. church in Princeton at 3 p.
m., and in German} at 8 p. Cate
chism class wall meet Saturdav morn
ing, Januarv 9. at the church in Ger
manv. H. Knautt, Pastor
A Good Xe lear's Sentinent
These sentiments bv Frank Nye of
Minneapolis mav contain considera
ble pessimism, but who shall sav that
thej do not contain much that i true.-1
"We as a nation have been too im
mensely wealthv and too immensely
crazy after the almightv dollai The
Almighty mav soon say to us as a
nation what he said to the foolish man
who tore down his granaries and built
larger, 'Thou fool, this night thy soul
shall be required of thee.' The time
must come when we shall get back to
the humble waj of our fathers Our
power is not in wealth, in the dust of
the earth, but in the moral and men
tal strength of the nation. Talk about
the ballot box saving the nation, the
thing that will save the nation lies
back of the ballot box, in the home.
There lies the future of the countrv,
as the home is so will the futuie be."
Preston Times.
Interesting Facts.
An India rubber ball immeis.ed in
liquid air becomes brittle and if drop
ped to the floor breaks like glass. A
lead ball, when put in liquid air, ac
quires elasticity and will rebound like
rubber in its natural state. Likewise
a man who from hard work or over
worry has lost his strength and elas
ticity of mind and muscles, will regain
both by careful use of golden grain
belt beer with meals and regular ex
ercise. This beer should be in everv
household: no home is complete with
out it. Order of your nearest dealer
or be supplied bv Henrv Veidt. Prince
Killed a Big Wild Cat.
Nels A. Lundin of Avon, and form
erly of St. Cloud, recentlv shot a big
wild cat on his farm near the village.
The cat jumped about fifty feet from a
tree to the grourid after being shot.
The animal then ran about 500 feet
and when Mr. Lundin came up towards
him the cat made another vicious jump
at the hunter. The second shot took
the wild cat's entire head off.St.
Cloud Journal-Press. Death of an Old Engineer.
Pat Carnej who has been employed
as engineer on the Northern Pacific
for thirtv-two years, died at his home
in Brainerd last week of Bright's dis
ease. For over twentv-five vears he
had run on No. 5 and 6 between St.
Paul and Brainerd and was held in
high regard by the officials of the
road. He was fifty-six years old.
Elk River Star-News.
The Glendorado Farmers' Mutual Fire
Insurance Co.
The fifth annual meeting of the Glen
dorado Farmers' Mutual Fire Insur
ance Co. of Glendorado, Benton coun
ty, Minn., will be held at the Green
bush town house, four miles west of
Princeton, on the fourteenth dav of
Januarv, 1904, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Louis Roeheford, Secretary
Shot a Lumberjack.
The village marshal of Floodwood,
Minn.. John Cameron, a brother-in
law of Mrs. Hason Cravens, shot and
fatallv wounded Con Davis, a bold,
bad lumberjack of Hibb mg who went to
Floodwood to kill W. G. Carlin, a
saloon-keeper. The marshal got after
Davis and put an end to the lumber
jack's dangerous performances
It is Humored.
It "is rumored that another change
in the running time of trains on the
Great Northern is pending. It is said
that the officials of the road are at
work fixing up a new time card which
will be announced in a few weeks.
Milaca Times.
Ise Sawmill.
Louis Olson has established a small
sawmill on the bank of Rum river
just above Mike Drew, and will do
custom sawing for the farmers in that
vicinity. He started up his mill for a
trial run last Friday.Milaca Times.
Death of an Old Elk Riverite.
Frank Harper, an old settler in Elk
River, died at his home in that place
December 26th, at the home of his sis
ter, Mrs. Fred Hildreth. He was fifty
one years old and had lived in Elk
River most of his life.
Deadly Wood Alcohol.
A dispatch from Warroad of Jan
uary 2d says: "John Chilstrom of
Greenbush, and John Serrum of Ros
seau county, drank wood alcohol dur
ing a holiday celebration and both
are dead."
9 A. M. TO 12 M.
2 P. M. TO 5 P. M.
Office in Caley's Building over
Anderson's store,
Princeton, Minn.
$ and Sale Stable.
Opposite Commercial Hotel
A. H. STEEVES, Prop. I
First Class Rigs on
hand day or night. S
Drafters and drivers
always on hand. 5
Billiard and
Pool Parlor. 1
Just opened building formerly occu
pied by Nachbar restaurant You are
invited to call and see us
All kinds of soft drinks
and Cigars and Tobaccos
always on hand
0. H. BUCK,
All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly
and promptly done. I make a
specialty of
First street.
and wagon makers.
Wagons and Buggies manufactured
and repaired.
Satisfaction also guaranteed In all other
lines of our business
Shops next to Starch Factory,
Princeton, Minn.
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Grand January Clearance Sale of
Dry Goods
Great Slaughter in prices during January
on everything in the dry goods line pre
paratory to taking invoice and to make
room for a big stock of spring goods which
we have ordered, and which will begin to
arrive in a short time.
Our Sacrifice Your Gain
We have a lot of genuine "snaps" to offer
during this sale and will not attempt to
enumerate them. The best thing to do is
to come and secure a few. These goods
are always useful and will make you some
excellent bargains.
Bargains in Groceries
Our grocery department is always filled
with a fresh stock of goods. Nothing but
the best goods carried and we always sell
at close margin. Our customers are con
stantly finding surprising bargains in many
things. If you have not traded with us
start the New Year by giving us a share
of your patronage.
Highest market prices paid for butter and
and farmer's produce.
The Bargain Grocer,
On a scale of
o/Mille Lacs County
The Holiday Compliments of the
Princeton Union will be presented this
year in the shape of a
To all old subscribers who
pay all arrearges and one
year in advance, and to all
new subscribers who pay for
the Union one year in ad
vance. The map alone is
worth several times the price
of a year's subscription to
the Union. It was bought
for subscribers to
the Union only
and will not be offered for
sale, and cannot be secured
in any other way.
3-4ths of an inch to a mile,
showing the sections, roads, lakes and
streams, and school houses and churches.
The map will be illustrated with several
cuts, and will also contain a brief descrip=
tion of the county and Princeton, Milaca
and Fores ton.
j& FREE.
There are no other wall maps
of the county and this is the
first map of the kind ever
issued, and it will be of great
value to all who are in any
way interested in ilille Lacs
As soon as it is out, which
will be during the holidays.
Watch the Union for notice
when map will be ready to
give out.
If you do not take the Union now is the
time to subscribe and get a map of the county

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