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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. .Terms #1.00 Per Tear.
Of March, 1907, Settlement as Com-
puted by Auditor Whitney
and Treasurer Burrelf.
The Amount Apportioned Aggregates
$24,015.07, Distributed as Set
Forth in Statement.
The tax apportionment for the
March settlement, as computed by
County Auditor Whitney and County
Treasurer Burrell, gives the total sum
of $24,015.07. Of this amount the state
gets $1,477.65 and the county $6,500.34,
while $2,899.74 goes to the town funds
and $95.21 to the county ditch fund.
To the village of Princeton is appor
tioned $582.15 and to the village of
Milaca $1,266.36, and the school dis
trict taxes aggregate $11,193.12. The
amount to be distributed for the tax
sale of November 12, 1906, aggregates
$333.66. Hereunder is enumerated the
distribution in detail to the various
State Revenue $837.78
University 119.70
lMUlSchool 529.17
Total, $1,477.65
County Revenue $2,600.93
Penaltv, Costs and Interest... 858.23
Railroad bonds 335 68
Court House Bonds 4.46
Refunding Bonds 198.93
County Poor 957.67
Road and Bridge 1,544.44
Total S6.500.34
Revenue $369 40
State loan 5212.75
No. 1
No. 3..
Road and bridce
State Loan
490.01 277.24
Bogus Brook $32 65 64.43
Milo Milaca. Borgholm..
South Harbor...
Isle Harbor
Totals. $ 816.82
Penalty, costs and interest 98.97
Railroad bonds 10.65
Courthouse bonds 3.54
Funding bonds sgj
Poor 7.25
Road and bridge 19.58
Page $2.12
$1 849.01
Land Road
State Rev-
Loan enue
Bridge $300.40
247.53 322.75
65.41 53.55
68.27 47 13
29.36 26 41
39 28
39.99 18.48
17.95 41.44 46.44 42.98 31.33
32 30
38 24
28.85 19.76
60 25
88.44 89 87
92.69 38.60
62.56 22.79
53.02 35.42
8.01 28 45
13.77 17.57
18 93 11 98
11 05 18.23
$230 12 S621.02 $1497.26 $551.34
2,899 74
Total townshiu taxes S
No. of
Loan General Special Building
$147 69 $2,591.10
12 06
20.62 19 88
14.11 13 95
8 75
10.07 10.09
128.12 155.98
260 95
104.58 107.86
100.17 172.08 167.66
12 17
11 12
14 15
17 18 19. 20
31. 22 23 34 25 26
27 28
39 30 31
32 33 34
14 31
80 29
27 59
6 12
83.01 4,075 76
20 91
5 45
14 04
6 02
12 53
1.75 5.23 5.05 3.60 3.40 4 98
7 86
5.37 9 44
4.53 8.61 1.68 2.95
5.79 2.63 1.94
36.51 30.81
9 23
163 99
52.87 28.18 41 00
109 52
60.83 68 85
29.82 52.67
69.18 52.66
8.02 9 82
13.43 32.01 15 15
1 24
2.01 3.11
$518.93 S9.686.62
Total school district taxes..
Total set tlenaerit
Distribution of receipts of November, 1906,
tax sale.
State revenue $9.54
State university 1.44
State 1 mill school 6.32
Total. $17.80
Revenue $ 3l-S 6
Revenue I .76
State loan .64
Princeton Bogus Brook...
Isle Harbor
Rev- enue $3.75
and Del.
4 59
7 67
Totals S3.12 $12.36 $25 67 $19.01
Total township taxes $59.16
No. of
Dist Loan $1.72
.?8 .81 .74
Special Building
1.05 7.56 1.26
10 38
$ .04
3.31 $58.30 $3.68 Totals... $11.75
Total school district taxes $78 94
Total distribution $333.66
State School Fund as Apportioned
County of Alllle Lacs.
County Auditor Whitney has com
pleted the computation of the March
apportionment of the current school
fund of the county of Mille Lacs.
The amount^to be distributed is $3,-
924.80, which will be divided among
2,453 pupils on a per capita ratio of
$1.60 The following table gives the
apportionment by districts:
No. Dist. No. Pupils.
10 11.. 12..
13 14 15
16 17.
18.. 19 20.. 21.. 33.. 33.. 24 25.. 26 37 28 29 30.. 31.. 32..
160.00 168.CO
60 80
76.80 88.00 78.40
62 40
171 20
644.80 273.60
43.30 76.80 38.40
22 40
72 00
64.00 34.U0
48 00
38 40
56.00 12 80
56-00 32 00
72 00
41 60
49 CO
100 105
as 48 55 49 39
403 171
27 48 24
40 14 61
45 40 15 30
24 35
35 20
45 26 31 10
2453 $3924 80
Supplies to be Shipped Via Aitkin
and Mille Lacs Lake.
The Aitkin Independent is authority
for the statement that all the supplies
for a long section of the Soo cut-off
are to be shipped via Aitkin and Mille
Lacs lake. Aitkin is the nearest rail
road point within reaching distance of
Mille Lacs lake, as it is only 16 miles
from Aitkin to the north shore of the
lake over a fairly good road. The
freighting company which has secured
the contract for hauling the supplies
has purchased the steamer Queen Ann,
and when navigation opens the boat
will make daily trips and will unload
at convenient points along the south
Teachers' Association Meeting.
Following is the program for the
meeting of the Mille Lacs County
Teachers' association which will be
held in the high school building, Mil
aca, on Saturday, May 4.
Prayer Rev. W. H. Robinson
Selection Male Quartette of Princeton
Business session
Piano Solo "Grand Polka de Concerte"
Eunice McGilvra
Paper" What Should Be the Ideals of a Teacher"
Mary Larkin, Ella B. Hanson
Noon Intermission
Prayer Rev. W. Fletcher
Selection Milaca Ladies' Double Quartette
Address W. S. Poster
Piano Solo "Heavenly Music"
Mrs. R. Vaaler
Model Class in Literature Miss F. Edwards
Vocal Duet
"When the Wind Blows in From the Sea"
Sadie Allison and Elmer Wickham
Recitation Leona La Blanc
Selection Princeton Male Quartette
Address "Modern Education"
Supt S. W. Gilpin, Duluth
Discussion, led by Supt Palmer and Mr. Brink
Violin Solo Mr. Schneider
The above program is without ques
tion as strong or stronger than any
ever presented before the association
and Milaca has fine facilities for tak
ing care of any number who may at
Remember the date, Saturday, May
4, 1907 only four weeks from next Sat
urday. Look over the list and see if
you can afford to miss it.
County Superintendent Ewing will
probably talk on the evils of the per
mit system in oar rural schools and
Supt. S. W. Gilpin may cover the
same ground in his address on "Mod
ern Education." It is a pertinent
subject, and should be heard by all
who are stumbling along in that class.
A cordial invitation is tendered to all
interested in the school work and its
School boards are especially invited
and asked to take part or ask ques
tions touching upon their duties.
Guy Ewing, Superintendent.
Scandinavian News.
Natives of Norway, Sweden and
Denmark will find a couple of columns
of news from the old home in each is
sue of the Union. "Scandinavian
News" will continue to be a feature of
the Union.
A Marvelous Strain.
"What a marvelous strain that is!"
said the musical genius.
"Yes," said the unappreciative one,
I. too, feel it."Harvard Lampoon.
SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES. Adjourned Session Held on Monday Judge B. M. Van Alstein Dies After
and Union Selected as Official
Paper for "Year.
Street Sprinkling, Electric Lights,
Dray Work and Other Matters
Taken Up Laid Over.
An adjourned meeting of the village
council was held on Monday evening.
All members, viz., A. W. Woodcock,
Ira G. Stanley, Jos. Craig, R. E.
Jones and B. D. Grant were present.
The first matter taken up was the
selection of an official village paper
for the ensuing year, and by unani
mous vote the Union was declared
to be the choice of the council.
The sprinkling of streets was next
discussed and the recorder instructed
to look up the records and report to
the council at its next regular meeting
the amount paid for such sprinkling
during the year 1906.
A bid for dray work was read from
A. M. Davis, who offered to haul all
coal for 30 cents a ton and other ma
terial at regular rates.
It was moved by Joseph Craig that
the village recorder enter into a con
tract with the Northwestern Fuel com
pany of St. Paul for the supply of 500
tons of screened coal at $3.50 per ton,
free on board at Duluth or West Su
perior. The motion prevailed.
The recorder brought up the matter
of disputed bills for electric lighting,
several of which had been sent in for
correction. Upon motion they were
referred to the Electric committee.
Chas. Keith appeared before the
council to ascertain whether the street
and sidewalk passing his residence
would be graded this year, as he
wished to build a retaining wall on his
property. He also asked that the arc
light near his residence be restored to
It was moved and carried that Elec
trician Westphal order four new arc
lights to replace four that had seen
the best of their days.
Upon motion it was decided that the
council pay a reward of $10 to whom
soever shall gi^ve information leading
to the arrest and conviction of any
person or persons who cut down or
mutilate trees in the public park
across the river.
After discussing a number of minor
matters the council adjourned.
Ed. Whitney's Potty.
County Auditor E. E. Whitney iias
a red-top parrot with characteristics
numerous and varied. It is also an
aged parrot, and Ed. entertains the
opinion, from its continuous repeti
tion of the number 1806, that it is
drawing near its hundredth birthday.
The bird is a sort of heirloom and has
been a pet in the Whitney family for
nearly three generations. "Its gene
alogy is shrouded in mystery," says
Mr. Whitney. "It is the most diabol
ical rascal I ever encountered. It
fights with the cat and swears in four
languages every time the minister
calls. Break it? The only way would
be to break its neck, and often have
I been tempted to do that very thing.
It calls Edna every morning at 6
o'clock and takes a bath every Sun
day. It tears to pieces everything
tearable and smashes articles of
crockery and glass by throwing them
on the floor. It quotes verses of
scripture and sings little hymns which
I have taken pains to teach it and in
variably concludes with the word
Some day I believe I shall
either raffle it off or strangle it."
"Fellow citizens," exclaimed the
rising politician, I am not ashamed
to say that I got my start in life by
selling newspapers!"
"You oughtn't to be ashamed,
either," shouted a man in the audi
ence. "The newspapers gave you
your start in politics!"Chicago
Foley Boy Improving-.
The five-year-old son of Geo. Foley
of Elk River, whom Dr. Cooney has
been treating for hip disease for the
past six months, is making rapid im
provement. The plaster cast was re
moved from the joint a few days ago,
and the boy was brought to Princeton
for Dr. Cooney's inspection last even
ing and returned home this morning.
NTom Lawson'g Great Story.
"Friday, the Thirteenth," a story of
high finance by Tom Lawson,will soon
be commenced in the Union. One
million copies of this book has al
ready been sold. Do not miss the
opening chapters. This serial in
book form would cost you $1.25.
Much Easier.
It's much easier to tell a lie "than it
is to make people believe it.-Chicago
News. 'it"
An illness Which Extended
Over Three Weeks.
Funeral Services Will Be Conducted
at the Family Residence at 2
P. M. This Afternoon.
Wjith his wife and other members of
his family at his bedside Judge B. M.
Van Alstein passed into the realms of
eternal peace on Tuesday evening,
April 9, at 5:30 o'clock, aged 73 years
3 months. Death resulted from a com
plication of stomach disorders, from
which the judge had suffered acutely
for a period of three weeks.
Judge Van Alstein possessed in a
high degree the purest qualities of
manhood. He was an honorable man,
a generous and kindly mana man
who knew not an enemy. His Ac
quaintance was a wide one and he was
held in the highest public esteem.
Judge Van Alstein at all times strove
to do that which was right, and that
he succeeded has been made fully
manifest. As a citizen he was public
spirit$u, and as a husband and* father
kind and devoted.
Funeral services will be conducted
by Rev. Swertfager at the family resi
dence this (Thursday) afternoon at 2
o'clock and the ceremony at the grave,
in Oak Knoll cemetery, will be in ac
cord with the ritual of the Odd
Fellows' order. The local lodge of
this order, of which Judge Van Al
stein was a member, will direct the
B. M. Van Alstein was born at St.
Catherines, Canada, on January 22,
1834, and came to the United States in
1851, locating at New London, Ohio.
He was married at that place to Miss
Laura Stimson on January 18, 1853,
and in the same year he and his wife
moved to Jackson, Mich., where they
remained about one year and then
went to Excelsior, Minn. At the ex
piration of three years Mr. and Mrs.
Van Alstein removed to Minneapolis,
where they- resided ten years. From
Minneapolis they went to Sacramento,
California, and after a residence there
of nine years came to Princeton in
Judge Van Alstein is survived by a
wife and three children, one son, Clay,
having died about five years ago.
Thq living children are Mrs. Alfred
Daggett, Visalia, Cal. John Van
Alstein, Baldwin, Minn., and Byron
Van Alstein, Berkeley, Cal. He also
leaves a brother, Miles Van Alstein
of Minneapolis, and four grandchil
After returning from California in
1877, Mr. Van Alstein became associ
ated with his brother-in-law, the late
H. B. Cowles, in the general merchan
dise business, and later conducted a
general store on his own account. In
1884 he was elected county auditor and
held that office continuously for a pe
riod of twelve years. In 1898 he was
elected to the office of judge of pro
bate, was re-elected without opposi
tion in 1900, 1902, 1904 and &906, and
was actively engaged in the perform
ance of the duties of the office until
the recent illness that preceded his
death. As county auditor and as
judge of probate he ably, faithfully
and impartially discharged every
duty that devolved upon him. Mille
Lacs county never had a more popu
lar official than B. M. Van Alstein.
He had a wonderful hold on the affec
tions of the voters.
He was a lover of his home, garden
ing being his delight, and he was pas
sionately fond of flowers. In the
spring and summer months every
spare moment at his disposal was
spent in his garden. People would go
out of their way blocks to get a peep
at his beautiful flower-beds.
For more than a week prior to his
death he knew there was no hope of
his recovery, that it was only a mat
ter of a few days at most ere the spirit
would wing its flight from his pain
racked body. He repeatedly expressed
himself as not afraid of death, and his
only regret was that he would be
parted for a time from the loving part
ner of his joys and sorrows for more
than fifty-four years, she whom he
affectionately called "mother"his
devoted wife.
James Mitchell, an Old Settler of Spencer
Brook, Dies in Minneapolis.
James Mitchell, formerly of Spencer
Brook, died at the home of his son-in
law, Peter Whelan, at 2204 Twenty
fourth avenue south, Minneapolis, on
Sunday, April 7, at the ripe old age
of 91 years. The funeral services
wer6 held at the foregoing address.
The remains arrived in Princeton on
Monday evening accompanied by Pe
ter Whelan and his brother Luke and
were immediately taken to Spencer
Brook. They were laid to rest
in the family cemetery, about two
miles west of Spencer Brook.
James Mitchell was born in Dun
dee, Scotland, in 1816, and came to
America about fifty years ago and
settled in Hastings, Minn. He re
mained at tnat place about eleven
years and then moved to Spencer
Brook, where he resided until 1898.
He then moved to the home of his son*
in-law in Minneapolis and lived there
until called to his reward.
Cases Undisposed of at Time of Going to
Press Last Week.
The work of the district court for
the April term was completed on Fri
day evening and Judge Taylor left on
the 5 o'clock train for Milaca. The
cases disposed of in addition to those
published in last week's Union, and
the manner of their disposition, are
as follows:
State of Minnesota, in proceedings
to enforce payment of taxes, vs. Lars
Ericksson and wife. J. A. Ross,
county attorney, for State Roleff
Vaaler or defendants. Case heard
by eourt and order made that tax for
1905 be discharged in consequence of
uncertainty of description of land.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Chas. H.
Rines. J. A. Ross, county attorney,
for State Charles Keith for defend
ant. Continued in consequence of de
fendant's death.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. John
W. Goulding. J. A. Ross, county at
torney, for State Charles Keith for
defendant. Heard by court and order
made that judgment be entered in
favor of state for taxes.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Tritch
& Stark. J. A. Ross, county attor
ney, for state. Heard by court and
order for judgment made.
M. S. Rutherford vs. B. E. Erick
son, A. E. Johnson et al. E. L. Mc
Millan for plaintiff, Foster & Pratt
for defendants. Suit to enforce exe
cution on judgment. Continued by
consent of parties.
Alberta E. Plondke and Elizabeth
M. Bartosch vs. Cornelia C. P. Eber
hardt et al. E. L. McMillan for de
fendants. Suit to quiet title on land.
Settled pursuant to stipulation to be
filed and entered.
St. Anthony & Dakota Elevator Co.
vs. Princeton Roller Mill Co. Wilson
& Mercer for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan
for defendant. Suit to recover on sale
of wheat grade which was disputed
by defendant. Court instructed jury
to return verdict for plaintiff.
Thomas J. Kaliher vs. Alberfcus
Hanson. E. L. McMillan for plaint
iff, Chas. A. Dickey for defendant.
Appeal from Justice Chadbourne's
court. The decision of the lower
court was affirmed.
Woodford Distilling Co. vs. A. H.
Smith. Chas. A. Dickey for defend
ant. Jury was waived and evidence
heard by court, who ordered that case
be submitted on briefs to be filed
within ten days.
State of Minnesota vs. Timothy
Galvin. J. A. Ross, county attorney,
for State E. L. McMillan for defend
ant. Assault in second degree. Con
tinued to October term of court.
Marriage Licenses.
On April 6 Clerk of Court King is
sued two marriage licenses, as follows:
John Bergstrom and Mrs. Mary
Larson, both of Milaca. Married at
Methodist parsonage in Princeton by
Rev. W. Heard upon the same day.
John J. Pool and Miss Mabel Crow,
both of Milaca.
Depends on Circumstances.
A man's reputation depends largely
upon whether he gets caught or not.
New York Press.
si\*iifttfVt )MJ
School Board Reappoints Superinten-
dent Austin at Salary of Fif-
teen Hundred Dollars.
List of Other Teachers Who Make
Up the Corps of Instructors
for the Next Term.
So meritorious has been the work of
Professor Austinsuperintendent of
the Princeton independent district
during the past year that the school
board has decided to retain him at
a salary of $1,500. This js an ad
vance of $200 over that of this year.
Professor Austin has proved himself
a particularly efficient superintendent.
He has made many marked improve
ments in the schools'curriculum by
the introduction of original methods
which have proved highly beneficial
to the students. He has also rear
ranged and recatalogued the school
library in accordance with a novel
system devised by him. This system
is a vast improvement over that for
merly in vogue in our schools. Pro
fessor Austin has given general satis
faction to both the parents of pupils
and the school board, and the latter
acted wisely in retaining so efficient a
Professor Hugh A. Murta has re
signed his position as instructor in
the sciences and Miss Sarah E. Drake
has also resigend as principal. Mr.
Murta will enter Harvard university
for the purpose of taking a post grad
uate course. During his residence in
Princeton Mr. Murta has made many
friends. He is a young man of ac
complishment and affability. Miss
Drake has also a host of friends in
this village, where she has satisfac
torily taught school for several terms.
A successor to Mr. Murta has not yet
been appointed. Miss Frances Peter
son will succeed Miss Drake as prin
cipal and another teacher will be
selected to take Miss Peterson's place.
With the exception of the changes
mentioned the force of instructors
for the coming term will be the same
as now. Their names and salaries
per month are as follows:
Miss Frances Peterson, principal,
$75 Miss Ida King, 8th grade A,
$57.50 Miss Lillian Luers, 8th grade
B, $52.50 Miss Mary Larkin, 7th
grade, $57.50 Miss Bertha Sellhorn,
6th grade, $52.50 Miss Hilma Con
stantine, 5th grade $52.50 Miss Susie
Huff, 4th grade, $52.50 Miss Clara
V. Lasher, 3rd grade, $47.50 Miss
Elizabeth DuRocher, 2nd grade A,
$50 Miss Elaizabeth Thompson, 2nd
grade B, $52.50 Miss Flossie Davis,
1st grade A, $47.50 Miss Mary S.
Huse, 1st grade B, $70.00 primary,
Miss Lydia Tompkins, $52.50. Brick
ton: Miss Nellie Schlenter, $47.50
Miss Mildred Williams, $47.50.
Galaxy of Gaily Attired Youths Engage
In Terpsichorean Whirl.
A fancy costume ball was given at
the Maccabee hall on Friday evening
by Mrs. Thomas H. Caley and Mrs. S.
S. Petterson in honor of Harold Caley
and Miss Joyce Petterson. The young
people of Princeton had for several
weeks been making preparations for
the event and upon the evening men
tioned gatheredto the number of fifty
to enjoy themselves. The costumes
were of every conceivable description
and among them were" colonial cos
tumes, elfs, Mother Goose, a clown, a
butterfly, gypsies, etc., in motley and
brilliant array."
The grand march was led by Fred
Keith and Miss Georgia Campbell,
and the feature of this march was its
many evolutions, which were per
formed with precision and accuracy.
Following were waltzes, two-steps and
other dances, and during these terp
sichorean movements the ball room
presented the appearance of a kaleid
oscopic panorama of dazzling bril
liancy. 33he event was of a decidedly
novel character and the young people
entered into it with a spirit of unre
The attractiveness of the scene was
forcibly strengthened by the artistic
decorations in variegated colors
which embellished the hall and the
potted plants and foliage artistically
arranged therein. n&.
An orchestra consisting of piano,
violin and cornet executed the dance
numbers, which were excellently ren
dered. The musicians were Mrs. Ben.
Soule, Herbert Anderson and Adon
A luncheon consisting of many del
icacies was served to the guests dur
ing the evening.
Two prizes were offered for the best
costumed girl and boy, and these were
awarded to Miss Mildred Staples and:
Master Glen Ferrell.

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