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FOUR COUPLES WED
Edward H. Hunt and Hiss Effie A.
Ross Married on Wednesday
Evening at Eight o'Clock.
Three Other Harriages of People Who
Are All Well Known to Resi-
dents of Princeton.
At the home of her parents in this
village Miss Effie Ross, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ross,
was last evening united in the bonds
of matrimony to Edward W. Hunt.
The ceremony was performed at 8
o'clock, in the presence of many rela
tives of the bride, by Rev. J. W.
Heard, pastor of the Methodist
church. E. A. Ross, father of the
bride, ga^e his daughter away
and the wedding march from Lohen
gren was played on the piano by
George Ross, a brother of the bride.
There was no bridesmaid or grooms
A very becoming gown of Persian
lawn over white silk was worn by the
bride and she carried a bouquet of
white roses. Decorations of cut
flowers and potted ferns were artistic
ally arranged in the parlors and din
ing room, presenting a very pretty
Immediately after the marriage
vows had been taken the bride and
groom, followed by their guests, re
paired to the dining room, where a
bounteous wedding feast awaited
them. In the center of the dining
room table stood a magnificent bridal
cake prettily decorated and having on
its top four horns of plenty. This
cake was the handiwork of the groom,
who spared no pains to make it the
"best ever." Along the dining room
table were ^ases of variegated cut
flowers interspersed with sprigs of
Mr. and Mrs. Hunt received numer
ous costly and useful presents from
their many friends as tokens of high
The bride is a general favorite with
the young people of Princetonamong
whom she has been raised, while the
groom is an industrious young"" man
of many virtues who is fast forging to
the front in his profession.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunt will reside over
the Newton bakery, where the groom
is employed as expert baker.
Lewis Robideau and Mrs. Mary
Payette were married by Rev. Father
Levings at St. Edwards Catholic
church on Monday morning at 10:30
o'clock in the presence of a large
number of friends. The bridal couple
were accompanied to the altar by Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Jesmer and Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Payette, while Miss Edna
Whitney plaved the wedding march
The bnde's gown was of white or
gandie trimmed with lace and the
bouquet which she carried was of
At 1 o'clock the bride, groom and a
goodly number of their relatives and
friends partook of a wedding dinner at
the Princeton hotel, and Mr. and Mrs.
Robideau and guests thereafter pro
ceeded to their home, where the wed
ding festivities were continued until a
The interior of the Robideau resi
dence was decorated with choice flowers
and ferns and the assemblage which
celebrated the marriage was a merry
George St. Lewis of Chntonville,
Wis., and Mrs. Ethel Stone Robbins
of State Line, Wis., were married on
June 26 at the home of G. J. St. Lewis
State Line. Rev. C.
W. Pinkney of Eagle Lake, Wis., con
ducted the ceremony. None but the
immediate relatives of the family and
a few friends were present. The
bridesmaid was Miss Lizzie Gruell
and the groomsman Jesse Tramel,
both of State Line, Wis.
A gown of cream silk poplin was
worn by the bride while the bridesmaid
was attired in a dress of white mulle.
The house decorations were carnations
The bride and groom were the re
cipients of many presents.
Mrs. St. Lewis, the bride, is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Stone of Baldwin.
John Wilhelm and Miss Martha
Gebert, both of the town of Princeton,
were married on on the 26th of June
at 3 o'clock in the Princeton German
Lutheran church by Rev. George
Stamm. The bridesmaids were Miss
Kraft of Howard Lake and Miss Lena
Gebert, a sister of the bride, while
those who attended the groom were
Albert Wilhelm, brother of the groom,
and Emil Holthus.
The wedding was celebrated at the
home of the groom's parents, two
miles north of Princeton, where a
bridal feast had been prepared for the
many relatives and friends of the con
Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm received
many presents from friends and rela
The young people will for a time
reside at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Wilhelm, the groom's parents.
SUMMER SCHOOL. OPENS
First Day's Registration Shows Greater
Number Than Expected.
On Monday morning the summer
school opened with a fairly good reg
istration of pupils, the majority of
them from Princeton village and town.
Many of those who have declared
their intention of attending from out
side towns are not expected to arrive
until July 5.
The faculty of the summer school is
comprised of Supt. A. P. Richie of the
Bemidji schools, Miss Maria Lynch of
Minneapolis and Miss Mary G. Fan
ning of the same placeall able in
Following is a list of the pupils reg
istered up to Tuesday evening:
PrincetonHenry Shockley, Paul
ine Trunk, Guy Prescott, Mayme
Brennan, Kathryn Wold, Amelia
Radeke. Allie Thomas, Ada A.
Jaenicke, Beth E. Martin, Freda A.
Jaenicke, Blanche Douglas, Mary
Steinbach, Josie Braton, Agatha H.
Parks, Bertha Dugan, Anna M.
Frost, Arrabelle A. Grant, Ouida
Brown, Eva Hatch, Caroline Nachbar
Marian Briggs, Percy D. Pringle,
Daisy L. Carr, Grace E. ^adley,
Hazel Jaax, Stella Douglas, Hilda S.
Carlson, Adena E. Carlson.
BricktonMary J. Anderson.
MilacaMrs. Carrie L. Parsley,
St. FrancisMary M. Hiller, Mar
tha E. Mueller.
Auto Was Obstreperous.
On Sunday afternoon C. A. Jack re
turned from Minneapolis on board of
his new 15-power Maxwell runabout.
Charlie wore a pair of skyblue goggles
and his headpiece resembled that
worn by Prince Henry and Doc Armi
tage. He reached here at 3 o'clock
and chug-chugged about town for half
an hour, making some very pretty but
difficult curves around corners and
telephone poles. He then, with Mrs.
Jack, went foi a spin in the country,
but when a mile or so out of town
came to an abrupt stop. 'We will here
let Will Ferrell finish the story:
I was coming into town in a buggy
with my wife when I ran across
Charlie Jack, who was cranking his
machine, sweating, and saying "dog
gone" in three or four languages.
When asked what the matter was he
said he did not know, but he thought
one of the thingumbob screws was out
of order and that it would be neces
sary to send to town for the expert.
I examined his machine and told him
he had no gasoline in the tank.
'Plenty of gasoline,' said Charlie,
'they put in four gallons when I left
Minneapolis'crank, crank, crank.
At about that time a couple of fellows
on their way to the cities in an auto
mobile hove in sight. They stopped,
asked what was the matter and looked
over the machine. 'No gasoline!' they
ejaculated. 'But we'll fix you out
with enough to get home. So they
gave Charlie about half a gallon from
their tank, he cranked a little while
longer, jumped into his roundabout,,
readjusted his goggles and away he
went. But the funniest part of the
story is that when Charlie was within
half a block of his house the gasoline
once more became exhausted and he
was compelled to call upon his neigh
bors and persons passing on the street
to help him push the machine home."
Mr. Rudd May Return.
M. K. Rudd returned to Milaca Fri
day evening, and is planning to again
make this town his home. He did not
like the town, Keewatin, Ont., where
he was superintendent of a large lum
ber company, and resigned the posi
tion. Mr. Rudd is a gentleman of
unusual ability and worth, and the re
turn of himself and estimable wife will
be welcomed by every inhabitant of
Milaca and vicinity.Milaca Times.
A Nice Little Pot.
M. C. Blanchett and Fred Hildreth
have disposed of 4,144 acres of North
Dakota land for nearly $30,000. They
cleaned up close to $16,000 on the
deal, after having held the land only
about four years. The transaction
was made through J. S. Gurney.Elk
Our idea of a hypocrite is a man
who really admires his mother-in-law
but is too contrary to admit the fact.
Supreme Court Decides Point in Bald-
win Road Contest Suit in
Favor of Town Board.
This rieans Right of Way Across
Property of A. B. Damon, Con-
testant in the Action.
The state supreme court has handed
down its ruling in the appeal of the
town board of Baldwin from the deci
sion of Judge Giddings in the Damon
road case and the judgment of the
trial court is therein reversed. Thus
the town of Baldwin is thereby em
powered to build a road across the
land of A. B. Damon, the property in
dispute, by paying him the sum of $50
the amount originally assessed by
the jury as a fair compensation for
damages. This is, however, offset by
the costs of the case, for which Mr.
Damon is assessed.
The point which the supreme court
was called upon to decide was whether
the service of the notice upon Mr.
Damon was a "personal servioe" in
accordance with the requirements of
the law. Judge Giddings held that it
was not but this was reversed by the
supreme court. The syllabus is as
A town road order was served by
reading to the party served all of the
original order except the description
of the property affected, and by hand
ing to and leaving with him a correct
copy of the original except as to the
date of the hearing, which was
omitted. Held personal service,
within the requirements of section
1172 Revised Laws 1905.
Judgment reversed. Lewis, J.
This decision is of vast importance,
for had the ruling of Judge Giddings
been upheld by the supreme court not
a legally laid out road could probably
be found in the state under the revised
code. It is also the first case of its
kind which the supreme court has been
called upon to decide. The progress
of the case in its various ramifications
has from time to time been fully re
ported in the Union.
E. L. McMillan was the attorney for
the town of Baldwin and Chas.
Wheaton represented A. B. Damon.
LIGHTNING CUT* UP CAPERS.
Enters Chimney and Emerges Through
Screen Door on Lower Floor.
On Sunday morning at 2 o'clock
lightning struck the chimney of the
Sawyer house, occupied by Clinton
Slater, removed several brick there
from, and, descending into a room be
low, scorched the posts of a bed upon
which was sleeping Mr. Slater's little
girl and scattered plastering all
around. Luckily the little girl was
uninjured. The bolt, after zigzagging
here and there, emerged through a
screen door on the lower floor, cut
ting a hole about the size of a half
dollar in the network. The roof of
the dwelling was also damaged in
three or four places, but nothing
caught fire from the electric fluid.
Sometime during Sunday night
lightning also struck a telegraph pole
near the railroad bridge north of
town and split it in two.
Onamla and Wahkon.
A few days hence the Soo Townsite
company will offer platted lots for
sale at Wahkon and Onamia. That
both of these places will, in the course
of time, make good smart towns there
is not much doubt. But it will require
time to develop the lake region. Peo
ple who attend the sales*pf the town
site company should not lose their
heads and pay fabulous prices for
building lots. There is always more
or less excitement at one of these
sales when purchasers get to bidding
against each other. Keep cool and
get your building sites at reasonable
On Monday evening a farewell
party was given at the home of Mrs.
Frank Davy. Minneapolis, in honor
of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Jesmer and
daughter, Miss Lola. The event was
a very pleasant one and consisted of
a banquet, a musical program and
a ball. Among those present were
Mrs. Tiny Robideau and daughter,
Bismark: Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Gigacki, daughter and son, Mr. and
Mrs. Aslund, daugther and son, Mrs,
Peter Robideau and daughter, Miss
Libbie, of Minneapolis.
Life Worth Living.
GeorgeWell, life is worth living
GeorgeI went to a railway station
to see my sister off, and by some
chance Harry Hanson was there to see
his sister off, and in the rush, and
noise, and confusion we got mixed,
and I hugged his sister and heirugged
PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1907.
T. E. POTO ELECTED
Fourteen Ballots Taken by Appointive
Board Results in Election of
Man From Isle Harbor.
Hr. Potts Well Qualified to Perform
the Duties Required of Him as
The appointive board of the Fifth
commissioner district of Mille Lacs
county met in the auditor's office at
the court house on Monday for the
purpose of selecting a county commis
isoner to succeed John W. McClure,
resigned, and T. E. Potts of Isle
Harbor drew the lucky number.
The members of the appointive
board and the towns which they rep
resented are as follows: Frank M.
Smith, Isle Harbor Peter Frykman,
East Side J. Lindquist, Onamia
J. H. Faught, Robbins H. G. Booth,
South Harbor. Frank M. Smith
was elected chairman of the
There were five candidates for the
office, viz., T. E. Potts, Isle Harbor
Geo. W. Freer, East Side James F.
Warren, Onamia E. E. Dinwiddie,
Robbins, and D. G. Wilkes, South
Harbormen all well qualified to fill
It was a lively but good-natured
contest and in all fourteen ballots
were taken, which kept County Audi
tor Whitney busy handing out and
gathering up tickets. The voting
throughout continually changed but
no candidate received a sufficient
number of votes to elect until the
fourteenth inning, when T. E. Potts re
ceived 3, James F. Warren 1 and E. E.
Dinwiddie 1. Mr. Potts immediately
qualified and filed his certifi
T. E. Potts, the gentleman appointed
commissioner of the Fifth district, is a
progressive business man of Wahkon,
where he conducts a first-cl ass hotel.
He is a man well qualified to perform
the duties of county commissioner, a
man who believes in a square deal
and who can be depended upon to care
fully guard the interests of his constit
Ordinance Passed Providing for Installa
tion of Water Meters.
The regular monthly meeting of the
village council was held on Monday
evening with all members present ex
cept President Woodcock. In his
absence Joseph Craig presided.
Only one matter of importance came
up for consideration and that was the
action upon an ordinance recom
mended at the last meeting making
compulsory the installation of meters
by all persons consuming city water.
The ordinance was passed and
ordered published in the Union.
This will not in any way affect those
who have prepaid on the flat rate
basis for the year 1907.
The water-meter ordinance, as
passed by the council appears in this
issue of the Union
Lglem and Shaw.
County Commissioner Ole H. Uglem
of the town of Greenbush is being
mentioned as a possible candidate
for the state legislature from this
county. Mr. Uglem would make an
excellent representative. There is
only one possible objection that the
Pioneer might have to his candidacy
the possibility of losing him as county
commissioner. However, if Robert
Shaw were returned to that office, we
would have two good men from Green
bush, one in the legislature and the
other on the county board.Mille
Ever Ready to Help the Needy.
When the compositors of the Roman
Catholic weekly newspaper at Cuneo,
Italy, struck for higher wages re
cently the proprietor, at his wits' end,
went to the prioress of the convent.
She was a woman of resources and
^suggested that her nuns should go to
the printing office and do the work.
And they did. In a few days they had
become expert, .and the paper was
only one day late. The nuns made
one characteristic stipulationthat
the money they earned should go to
the support of the strikers' families.
"Snakes," said Loyer, the Zoo
keeper, "have been known to do with
out food for two years. I know per
sonally a South American anaconda
that in seven years has only eaten
four timesthat is to say, two meals
"The noctule, a bat, fasts regularly
seven months out of the twelve. But
the noctule, while fasting, hibernates,
and of the snake this can't be said.
An antelope can live 20 days with-
out food, an eagle 28 days, a dog 35
days, a badger 30 days, a horse 25
"But that is nothing. A crocodile
can fast two months, a scorpion three
months, a bear six months, a chamel
eon eight months, and a viper ten
"How do I know all this? From
my zoological studies. These facts
are easy to learn. Scientists have
proved them time and time again in
the various zoological gardens of
COMPANY G'S RECORD.
Prlneeton Boys' Marksmanship at Camp
Lake View Excellent.
The members of Company G, M. N.
G., executed some very creditable
marksmanship at the ranges and came
out second best in the team shooting.
Our sharpshooters also did well until
they came to the 800-yard range and
at this but one qualifiedH. C.
Marshall. He, however, fell down at
the 1,000-yard range, making 3 points
below the number required to qualify
as an expert rifleman. Last Tyear
Sergt. Marshall won this honor.
There were but twelve men in the regi
ment who qualified at the 800-yard
The following tables show the scores
of Company in the team, sharp
shooter and marksmen's shoots:
TEAM SCORE t-3
200 300 500
yd8 jd3s S
v, 3s 4
Marshall 40 41) 48
A Mergel 3b 4 2 4
E Sellhorn 40 o0 40 1
O Relssig 31 41 40
Wm Sandlord 37 44 44
E Harrington 35 37 33
First Seigt Marshall
Sergt A A Mergel
Ser^e O Reissig
Private E Harrington
ate W Sandford
111 112 125
288 Wl 265
262 243 250 244
MARKSMEN S SCORE
Capt A Caley
Corp W Carr
Corp Wm E Johnson
Corp S Byers
Corp Chas A Jaenicke
Musician A E Whitney
Private A Bemis
Prrv ate A Dorn
Private P. Erickson
Private A E Hayes
Private Carl Boyn
Private J) King
Private O. Morehouse
Private W Saxon
Private E Swain
Private E A Weiss
Private Frank Wilnes
Private Max Rosin
Private Oscar Wetter
116 113 108
101 106 313
132 101 114 124 116
Among the visitors to Company
in camp were the following ladies:
Mrs. J. A. Wetter, Miss Alma Baurau,
Miss Annie Jaenicke, Miss Rosie
Schimming, Miss Alice Hiller, Mrs.
Allen E. Hayes, Miss Octerno
Society Reporter at the Fire.
The regular reporter was taking a
vacation and the editor was busy in
the office, so when it was learned that
on the previous evening there had
been a fire in a remote part of the
city the young woman who writes the
society news was sent to bring in a
report of it for the paper. She came
into the office an hour later with the
following very interesting account:
"Quite a number of people in this
part of the city attended a fire last
night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Blank in Thirteenth street. Some
went in carriage and buggies, but a
majority walked. The alarm was
sounded about 9:30, and many who
attended the fire had just returned
from church, consequently they were
already dressed for the occasion.
"Mr. Blank was not at home, being
out of the city on business: hence the
affair will be quite a surprise to him
when he returns. Mrs. Blank wore a
light percale kimono and had her hair
done up in kid curlers.
"The firemen responded readily and
worked heroically to subdue the seeth
ing flames. Most of them were young
and fairly good looking. They were
dressed in oil-cloth coats cut short,
with trousers to match. Their hat
rims were narrow in front and-broad
.behind, and sagged down in the rear.
The chief's hat was ornamented with a
octagonal brass spike-^hich stuck up
above his head like a horn, giving
him the appearance df a unicorn.
"When the flames broke out through
the second story and cast a lurid hue
over the surrounding findings the
view was one never to be forgotten.
At a late hour- ,|ihe sightseers went
home, and all felt that they had passed
an evening full of interest and excite
ment. "Nebraska, Kan,. Sun.
Fair or No Fair?
The time has arrived when the Mille
Lacs Agricultural association must
secure permanent fair grounds and
buildings or cease to hold an annual
fair. It is up to the business men of
Princeton and the farmers of the sur
rounding country. Attend the meeting
at the court house hall tomorrow
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
VOLUME XXXI. NO. 28
TO BE ORJOT TO BE
Shall Princeton Continue to Hold An-
nual Fair or Will State Appro-
priation Go Elsewhere?
The Matter Will be Determined at a
Meeting in Court House Hall
Less than a dozen people attended
the meeting of the Agricultural so
ciety at the court house hall Tuesday
afternoon. President W. H. Ferrell
occupied the chair. Treasurer L. S.
Briggs submitted his report which
showed disbursements of $1,250.60 and
receipts of $1,320.78, leaving a balance
on hand of $70.18. On motion the re
port was accepted.
The matter of holding a fair this
fall was discussed and it was the unan
imous opinion of those present that
unless more interest was manifested
by the business men and farmers in
the fair, and permanent grounds were
secured, the state appropriation
should be turned over to any other
town in the county that would erect
permanent fair grounds and hold a
On motion, Robert King and L. S.
Briggs were appointed a committee to
interview Mrs. Rines, Mr. Cater and
Mrs. Cater and learn what a perma
nent site could be secured for, the
committee to report at an adjourned
meeting to be held in the court house
hall at 3 o'clock on the afternoon of
Friday. July 5.
If we are to have an annual fair
worthy of the name grounds must be
secured and owned by the association
and permanent buildings erected.
Now, let every business man and
farmer of Princeton and vicinity who
is interestedall should be interested
attend tne adjourned meeting on
Friday afternoon, for then it will be
finally determined whether the fair
shall be continued or abandoned. If
the proper interest is manifested
permanent grounds can be secured and
the Princeton fair can be made one of
the best in the state. On the other
hand if it is determined to make no
further .effpxt in the direction of
building up the fair and securing
permanent grounds let us not play the
dog-in-the-manger: let us turn over
the appropriation to our sister village
of Milaca, if there are enough public
spirited people in that place to organ
ize a fair association.
The College Graduate's Opportunity.
A crucial period comes into every
normal life, the psychological moment
which, if grasped, brings success. It
comes to the young surgeon when,
perhaps, after long waiting and years
of drudgery, studying and experi
menting, he is suddenly confronted
with his first critical operation. An
accident has happened and the great
surgeon is absent. Life and death
hang in the balance. Will he be
equal to the emergency? If so, his
reputation may be made. But if he
has dawdled when he should have
been studying, if he has idled away
his precious hours at college, the op
portunity will offer only danger to the
patient and ruin to his reputation.
Everything depends upon the accuracy
of his knowledge.
An opportunity confronts a young
lawyer. In a critical case, a fortune
or a life may hang upon his skill,
upon the faithfulness which he has put
into his preparation. Has he laid a
solid foundation? Is he well read in
similar cases? Does he know all the
precedents? Can he convince the
jury? Will he drag into his brief and
plea the wasted hours which he has
put into his preparation, the neglected
opportunities in his law study or will
he bring to bear a sharp, keen in
sight, born of earnestness, exactitude,
thoroughness, conscientiousness? His
opportunity confronts him. What will
he do with it?
Every now and then a critical op
portunity confronts a clerk in a store.
A member of the firm has died of -re-
tired, or the firm ehanges hands, and
they are looking for a partner, man
ager, or superintendent. This test
will bring^ut what is in the clerks
Has he beej* watching the clocksteal
ing the time of his employerdoing
dishonest workputting m. short
hours of service all these years? Has
he been indifferent, impudent, gruff,
or curt to his customers, or has he
been polite and obliging, kind, defer
ential, and accommodating? The op
portunity confronts him. What will
he do with it.Success. A Water Animal*
His Wife: George, I heard you and
Mr. Fillup talking about a "chaser"
a little while ago. A chaser is an
animal of some kind, isn't it?
Mr. Dry someYes it's a kind of*
erwater animal.Chicago Tribune,
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