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Real and Personal Property of Mille Lacs
County and Tax Abstract.
The tax abstract of Mille Lacs
county which has been completed from
tax rolls as equalized by the State
board, and from taxes levied to meet
the State, county, town and school
taxes, is an interesting study to those
who take pains enough to look into
the tax question. The total assessed
valuation of Mille Lacs county as
equalized by the State board is $2,207,-
112, as follows:
Bogus Brook $7,993
Borgholm 9 348
East Side 2 265
Foreston Village 6,478
Greenbush 19 711
Hayland 301
Isle Harbor 7,827
Milaca 6,603
Miiaca Village 132 306
MUo. 17,135
Onamia 4,408
Page 3 01c
Princeton 26,827
Princeton Vil 116 447
Robbins 5 953
South Harbor
State tax
County tax
Town tax
School tax
Real Total
39,609 15,278
64,264 99,462
72 233
70,876 81,935
424,882 260198
64 264
41,874 21,756
75,284 84 951
451,709 376 645
86 852
Tota $374,093 0 70 9 $1 836 403 $2 207 112
The total amount of taxes to be
paid the coming year by Mille Lacs
county tax payers amounts to $77,-
579.11 divided as follows-
$6,025 42
26,7*54 63
12 567 00
32,202 07
The State tax is 2.73 mills, appor
tioned as follows
Revenue School University
1 50 mills $3 310 67
1 00 mills 2,207 11
23 mills 507 64
Total 2 73 mills $6,035 42
There has been an increase of two
tenths of a mill in the State tax dur
ing the past two years to meet addi
tional drafts on the revenue fund of
the State.
The county tax for the current
year will be 11.9 mills. It will be
noted that there is no levy for court
house bonds, as the old bonds have
all been paid and a small balance
was covered into the revenue fund of
the county. The county tax will be
as follows:
Revenue fund
Poor fund
Road and bridge
bonds, interest and sink
ing fund
State loan
County school
Town or illage
5 0
1 0
$11 055 36
2,207 11
7 062 75
1 4
1 0
3,089 96
662 33
2,207 11
Total 11 9 826,784 02
There are three towns that raise
over $1,000 in taxes for revenue, road
and bridge and delinquent land road
funds. These towns are Milaca, Page
and Robbins. Four other towns,
Bogus Brook, Borgholm, Greenbush
and Onamia raise nearly $1,000 for
these funds, but Greenbush, Bogus
Brook and Borgholm have high valu
ations and the tax rate is low in com
parison with other towns. Green
bush has the lowest town tax, which
is only five and one-half mills, and
the town of South Harbor has the
highest tax which amounts to thirteen
mills. Onamia pays a tax of four and
two-tenths mills on a State loan while
South Harbor pays a tax of three and
nine-tenths mills for the same pur
The town taxes are as as follows:
Bogus Brook
.East Side
Foreston Vil
Isle Harbor
Milaca village
Onamia Page
Princeton Princeton illage
Robbins South Harbor
8 9
8 1
12 3
$997 46
997 15
515 05
5 -5
9 2
ft a
C0r 12 0
8 8
6 0
9 0
6 0
4 S
7 0
3 7
13 0
15 0
10 0
27 5
5 7
7 5
13 0
15 0
15 0
15 0
15 0
9 0
7 5
9 0
16 0
7 2
14 0
15 0
15 0
15 0
14 0
15 0
14 0
2 3
10 11
12 13 14 15
16 17 18
21 22
23 34 25
9M 70
732 05
826 57 11 4
10 9 1 017 91
6 2
12 1
12 3
0 6
4 4
11 9
*Pay only State and countj tax
re\ enue,
QUi 86
1049 04
4 330 40
1656 03
1,035 14
021 87
No local
The school taxes of the countv range
all the way from four and a half mills
in school district No. 5 (section 20,
Greenbush) to thirty-six and four
tenths mills in school district No. 13
(Milaca village) which is the only in
dependent school district in the coun
ty. The highest tax in a common
school district is in district No. 28
(section 11, town of Bogus Brook)
where the special tax is fifteen mills,
with a State loan tax of eight and
four-tenths mills and a special build
ing tax of five mills. Eighteen school
districts out of thirty-two in the coun
ty have State loans, and nine dis
tricts have a special building tax.
The school taxes by districts are as
14 3
8 8
6 0
9 0
4 6 0
6 6
15 8
5 0
13 0
24 0
13 6
36 4
7 0
8 7
13 0
24 0
21 0
20 5
10 10
9 0
8 0
200 284 16 5
17 0
14 0
18 0
17 5
89,719 86
355 76
536 87
470 77
238 75
412 Oo
207 303 02
199 91
476 34
962 74
620 01
8,293 36
713 26
364 30
1,129 0'
703 85
893 46
377 60
586 69
239 98
813 00
302 56
296 17
636 33
333 68
509 81
355 08
338 40
203 80
566 62
S679 57I
40 429
89 478
52 308
52 833
68 667
35 16.2
39 980
36 642
40156 45 589
227 809
101 894
41,874 86 852
29,328 40 612
28 570
22 823
75,981 33 618
79 543
16,680 17 951
21,520 19,906
9 0
3 0.
32 33 57+.
6 0
3 5
Interest and sinding fund,Independent dis
tFractaonal Part of district in Isanti county
The market prices paid for hogs,
sheep and cattle. Leave word with P.
J. Wikeen, Princeton.
2-tf Henry Erickson, Princeton.
County Officials Who Ketlred from Office
This Week.
Clerk of Court Briggs who retired
from office this week, has held the
office for sixteen consecutive years,
making a record for long and faithful
service seldom equalled bj county
Mr. Briggs prior to being elected
clerk of court held the office of judge
of probate for one term. At that time
the office paid but $150 a year, and
Mr. Briggs taught school and held a
term of court on Saturdays of each
Retiring Clerk of Court of Mille Lacs County
week. Mr. Briggs during all hisfor
public career has taken an active in
terest in politics and was for twelve
years chairman of the Republican
county committee and served as Mille
Lacs county member of the congres
sional committee several years. He
has always been a most loyal and
faithful worker for his party and has
been justly entitled to what honors he
has had in past years, and should he
e\ er in the future enter public ranks
he will be sure to receive hearty sup
Mi. Bi lggs will make arrangements
to enter the business field in Prince
ton in a short time.
Retiring Superintendent of Schools
Countv Superintendent of Schools
C. W. VanVVormer, who is one of the
out-going county officials, has held
the office for six years. Mr. Van
Wormer has lived in Mille Lacs and
Isanti counties ever since he was a
boj. He bought the Isanti County
Press se\ eral years ago and published
that paper for many years, and was
also county superintendent of school
of Isanti county several years. He
disposed of the Press and his prop
erty in Cambridge to Col. Geo. A.
Iselin. Mr. VanWormer afterwards
engaged in the mercantile business at
Foreston and when he became super
intendent of schools he moved to
Princeton where he has since resided.
He built him a home east of town last
year where he is at present living.
Mr. VanWormer is thinking some
of moving to the Pacific coast, but
his man\ friends in Princeton and
Mille Lacs county hope to see him
remain here and continue to grow up
with the countrv.
A Qrlm Tragedy
Is dailj enacted, in thousands of
homes, as death claims, in each one,
another victim of consumption or
pneumonia. But when coughs and
colds are properly treated, the tragedy
is aveited. F. G. Huntley, of Oak
landon, Ind., writes: '"My wife hadcently
the consumption, and three doctors
gave her up. Finally she took Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
tion, Coughs and Colds which cured
her, and to-day she is well and
strong." It kills the germs of all
diseases. One dose relieves. Guar
anteed at 50 cents and $1.00 by C. A.
Jack, druggist. Trial bottle free.
Old Indian Dead.
A well known Indian character at
Mille Lacs lake known as "J. P."
died a week ago. While he held no
high position among his tribe, he was
probably one of the most widely
known Chippewas at the lake. He
had reached an extreme old age at the
time of his death, but the number of
his years are not known. A point
that runs out into Mille Lacs lake
near Southshore is named after him.
Milaca Times.
HI .in. ifli*, ill II lil.i Ml,,
A Hotel Fire Incident Leads to an Arrest
ana Trouble in Department.
There is threatened trouble in the fire
department again, and it will take a
heart-to-heart talk with the council
and the department to settle matters.
At the hotel fire last Tuesday morning
Cyrelle Belair who was out
the fire and at work like many
citizens doing what he could
appears to have incurred
pleasure of two of the firemen
Morehouse and Alfonso
who had the nozzle of one of the hose
and was playing a stream at the
building at the entrance to the parlor
of the hotel. Mr. Belair had been as
sisting in straightening out the hose
which ran from the Caley corner and
he had followed it up to the fire and
went up to the boys and took hold of
the nozzle. The firemen objected to
this and informed him in vigorous
language of his intruison, which was
perhaps innocent enough. Chief
Brown was called and when he saw the
interference he strenuously objected
and the objection led to some words
between the chief and Mr. Belair.
While Belair had hold of the hose in
some manner his arm struck Nachbar
in the face and of course made the lad
more or less sore, perhaps in two
ways. The matter did not end with
the affair for the next day Chief
Brown had a warrant sworn out for
Belair charging him with assault, but
when the case was heard by Justice
Chadbourne he dismissed it, as there
was not sufficient evidence to show
that Belair was intentionally guilty
he claims he did not wilfully hit
the boy.
The case became a common griev
ance with the fire department and
many talked of disbanding. A meet
ing was called at the town hall last
night at which the chief stated what
had happened and he said that he had
not caused the arrest of Belair until
he had consulted with two of the mem
bers of the council and some of thecal,
citizens. Several of the members of
the department participated in thewhich
discussion which revealed loyalty to
the chief on the part of the members,
but it seemed to be the general im
pression that the whole matter was
one that should not involve the fire
department as an organiztion It was
admitted that the boys were more or
less to blame and that the whole in
cident had been unduly magnified as
well as aggravated by outside parties.
The interference with the firemen was
not excused by any of the members,
The chief stated that he had had a
talk with President Cooney who in
formed him that the councif would
probably meet on Thursday evening
of this week and that the members of
the department were invited to be pres
ent and talk the matter over with the
The meeting brought out a thorough
discussion of matters of vital interest
to the department, and one member
submitted a list of all the State aid
money sent to the village treasurer
for the fire department since 1899.
which amounted to $626.07, over $200
of this amount being the apportion
ment for last year. Very little of
this money has ever been paid over to
the fire department. During the years
1902 and 1903 there was no department
organized but the village, it
stated, kept the money just the same
and used it contrary to the provisions
of the law. The members stated that
the village had no more business with
the money than the department, the
law providing that the money should
be turned over to the department for
the relief of disabled firemen, their
widows and orphans, and a letter re
ceived from the secretary of the State
fire department last fall stated that
the money could als be used by the
department for the purchase of equip
ment, etc.
The department organized a relief
association three months ago, and
had written to the State department
for a constitution and by-laws which
had never been received.
The manner in which the meeting
was conducted and the conservative
views expressed by those who had
anything to say was a credit to
organization, and it is to be hoped
that the meeting with the council will
result in a better understanding be
tween all parties concerned.
Has the Brain Reach ed its Limit?
One of the leading magazines re
published an article to theliquor
effect that the human brain had
reached the limit of its development:
that is, that the bodily tissue in
brain is under as much strain as it
can stand. This hardly seems logical
as the development along every line
is simplifying methods, rather than
confusing them, and we are learning
to think more clearly, live better and
work harder with less effort. Golden
grain belt beer thus has a definite use
to rest the mind and body and make
their work lighter. That it does this
hundreds will testify. Order of your
nearest dealer or be supplied by
Henry Veidt, Princeton.
I'll brave the storms of Chilkoot Pass,
I'll cross the plains of frozen glass,
I'd leave my wife and cross the sea,
Rather than be without Rocky Moun
tain Tea. C. A. Jack.
J^t 9
Church Topics a*
_*- -j-. AlttlHny nnid 4
.$. ..j. Sunda an Weekda.ylirI..VI
Topics for next Sunday: Morning,
"The Illuminated Path evening,
''The Philosophy of Revivalism."
There will be good singing and music.
Special meetings will be held at the
church every evening of this week and
next. The pastor will be assisted by
his brother, Rev. T. N. Swinnerton of
Akeley, Minn. Everyone is invited.
The meetings this week are well at
tended and the interest is growing.
Next Sunday evening Rev. James
Burns will hold services at the Neu
mann school house in Blue Hill at
8 o'clock.
Topics for next Sunday: In the
morning Rev. Henderson will repeat
in part the sermon of last Sunday
evening by special request. His
topic will be "In the Midst of Fire is
the Young Man Safe?" Rev. Hender
son deals with his subject in a practi
straight forward way and will
present for consideration truths in
everj one should be concerned.
The evening topic will be "The
World's Greatest Arbitration Case."
Sunday school at 11:45 a. m.
Supreme Conrt's Opinion as to Powers of
In a recent decision Justice Brown
of the State supreme court passes on
the question of the authority of city
and village councils the matter of
saloon licenses. The ease came up
from Northfield. He sajs: "The
question whether a license for the sale
of intoxicating liquors shall be
granted to an applicant therefor within
the city of Northfield rests in the
sound judgment and discretion of the
common council in the exercise of
which they act judicially, and not
ministerially, and their aetion cannot
be controlled or reviewed by man
"The council may, if in its judgment
the best interests of the inhabitants of
the city demand it, limit the number
of saloon licenses to be granted. Or
der affirmed."
The Reason for the Decision.
The supreme court last week filed its
formal decision in the petition of
Frank A. Day, as chairman of the
Democratic State central committee,
for an order directing the secretary of
to place the word "Democrat"
after the name of Justice Calvin L.
Brown on the official State ballot.
The order granting this petition was
filed before election and the ballot was
so printed. The reasons for the or
der are stated in the memorandum.
The court holds in a decision signed
by Judge Brill of St. Paul, who was
one of the three judges of the district
court called in to decide the case, that
the statute prohibiting a candidate
from receiving the nomination of more
than one party is void.
It violates the provisions of sec
tion 27 of article 4 of the State consti
tution, which says: "N law shall
embrace more than one subject, which
shall be expressed in its title." The
statute in question, chapter 312 of thet
laws of 1901, is entitled'' an act relating
to the names of political parties on
the official ballot." This does not
the provisions of the statute
which follow.
Booze Fighters are Being Fired From N
P. Service.
Some of the employes of the North
ern Pacific have been brought to a
realization of the fact that the anti
order issued a few months ago
is not a bluff, but will be enforced
A recent press dispatch says: "The
stringent anti-liquor rule that has
put into effect on the Montana
division of the Northern Pacific had
its first demonstration. Three engin
eers, eighty firemen, two civil engi
neers and several foremen and yard
masters were summarily discharged
for drinking. It is the declared pur
pose of the Northern Pacific to rid
its roll of every man who is addicted
to strong drink to any degree. The
headquarters of the road in St. Paul
will not give out any names, but it is
freely stated that the next batch of
employes to feel the ax will be in the
passenger department."Aitkin Age.
Having rented the Sadly mill I am
prepared to do custom grinding of
feed, cob, graham, buckwheat, rye,
etc., and solicit your patronage.
52-8t John Alen, Princeton.
8 ^^-i%^^^4* tt 3^4t/t^^^^^^fe^ll^
Princeton Lumber Co.
35 years in the business
Fall and Winter
Just received and now ready for
inspection. They include all the
latest patterns for suits and
overcoats, and you are Invited
to call and look them over.
Just as good stock as any city
tailor carries and prices lower.
All kinds of cleaning
and pressing attended
to promptly.
cleaning and pressing laaies' suits
Over Sjoblom & Olson's Saloon,
Main Street
1 Berg's Store
Headquarters for
Dry Goods
I Groceries
Boots and
I Shoes
and full and com
plete stock of
All Fruits in their season
Your tradelsolicited.
John N. Berg,
i Princeton, Minn.
GEO. A. COATES, Manager. 3
Foley Bean Lumber
Manufacturers and
Wholesale Dealers la
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles*
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com*
plete Stock of Building Material.
Bottling Works
Let the people get the habit of
drinking the
Order your supply from Prince
ton Bottling Works and you will
have the very best, such as Pear
and Champagne Cider, Root and
Birch Beer, Ginger Ale, Straw
berry, Lemon and Cream Soda,
etc. Everything that comes from
Princeton is good.
Princeton Bottling Works
E. H. W1TTE, Prop.
Cigar and
"Princeton Stock," and "Little Pet are
good smokes for 5 cents
"Princeton Banner," a' club house size
10 cent cigar, full Havana filler and Sumatra
FilblnDi art Heeling Stogies.
Princeton, Minn.
on the shoe question. Don't pay
$5.00 for $3.50 footwear hereafter.
for yourself and the family here
and the balance will be in your
favor. We sell $5 shoes for $3.50.
There is really remarkable value in
our offerings. Our shoes fit have
style and great wearing qualities.
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