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THE COUNTY BOARD Commissioners Convene, Act Upon Pe- titions, Audit Bills and Grant Two Liquor Licenses. Contract for Construction of Road Let and Adding Hachine Bought for County Officers. An adjourned meeting of the Mille Lacs board of county commissioners was held at the court house on Tues day and continued in session one day. The members were all in attendance, viz, John Dalchow, chairman L. S. Libby, C. E. Enckson, O. H. Uglem and T. E. Potts. A synopsis of the proceedings of the board is hereunder given: A batch of bills, numbering 103, was passed upon and liquor licenses were granted to Olson & Logering and Andrew B. Hovey, New Onamia. The petition praying for a change of the boundary lines of the town of Isle Harbor so as to include township 41, range 25, the hearing of which was continued from the previous meeting, was fully considered and the prayer of petitioners refused. Jacob Van Rhee of Milaca made application to be released from his suretyship on the bond of the Milaca State bank. His application was dis allowed. The Milaca State bank is one of the depositories for county funds. Kaliher & Peterson of Wahkon pre sented their liquor license bond, which was read, approved and ordered filed. C. E. Barnes made application to the board for a correction of assess ment and abatement of 1906 taxes on the west 56 feet of the east 112 feet of lot 2, block 21, Third addition to Milaca The application was recom mended for approval by the tax com mission. Sheriff Shockley reported the col lection of $6.83, delinquent *axes, from Ward & Davis |of Milaca, the total amount of such taxes due, with penalty, being $13.57. The board authorized the treasurer to accept the amount collected in full satisfaction of the debt and to cancel the obliga tion. The bid of Carl Rick was accepted for the construction of a road from Long Siding to the north line of the town of Princeton at one dollar per rod. This was the only bid received for the work. A resolution was passed by the board to the effect that the county would pay no further bills for costs of criminal suits io justice court un less the prosecutions are authorized by the county attorney, and then only when good cause is set forth for such proceedings. It was decided by the board to pur chase the Universal adding machine which has for some time been on trial at the court house. The cost of this machine, which will greatly facilitate the work of the auditor and treasurer, is $350. The investment is a good one. FIRE OVER SAIiOO Several Hundred Dollars Worth of Prop erty Destroyed Yesterday Morning:. Yesterday morning shortly after 3 o'clock fire was discovered issuing from the roof of the Smith & Earley saloon building, and before it could be extinguished the looms in the sec ond story were completely gutted and thier contents destroyed. The fire was discovered by the Tri-State telephone operator, who immediately turned in an alarm, but for some reason or other the whistle was not blown for fully fifteen minutes thereafter. An alarm was also sent in from the Rural exchange. William Simpson slept over the saloon, but at the time the fire started he was absent from his room and sus tained a loss of all his earthly posses sionstrunk, wearing apparel and carpenter tools. At the time of the arrival of the fire depaitment, which was prompt in its response, the interior of the rooms was ablaze and flames were shooting through the roof The fire was how ever subdued before it had an oppor- tunity of reaching the adjoining bulid ings, although the Tri-State telephone office and Scheen's store were damag ed by water to a considerable extent the plastering in the former being loosened and the paper on the ceiling of the latter being ruined. A part of Mr. Scheen's stock was also damaged. The ceiling and walls of the First Na tional bank were slightly damaged by water. The interior of Smith & Barley's saloon sustained the greater amount of injury from water. The plastering fell from the ceiling and walls and fixtures were badly damaged. No one has the remotest idea of the fire originated, as there were live story the how no coals in the stove on the second where the fire started. All damages are fully covered by insurance. The saloon building, owned by Wm. Kaliher, carries an in surance of $2,000 the Scheen building, owned by F. T. Kettelhodt, $2,000 the saloon fixtures and stock of Smith & Earley $2,000, and an adequate insur ance is carried by the Firs*t Naional ban*. The loss sustained will aggregate several hundred dollars, but it is im possible to estimate it at this time. TRAIN AND TEAM COLLIDE. Frank Sawyer Drives Horses in Front ot Engine at Brickton. A team driven by Frank Sawyer was struck by the northbound passen on Friday evening at the Brick crossing and one of the horses was injured to such an extent that the trainmen decided to shoot it. The other horse was badly crippled and the buggy damaged. Sawyer was hurled over an embankment but es caped unhurt. The team had been hired from Chas. King. Depot Agent George Rice was ap prised of the accident by telephone and, snmmoning Dr. Armitage and Thos. Kaliher, drove to the scene of the collision. Arriving there they found Sawyer in a shack near the tracks none the worse for his expe rience. He had been placed in the shack by the trainmen. They brought Sawyer to Princeton, where he was lodged in the lockup by Deputy Sher iff Kaliher. The following day he was released. At the time of the accident the train was slowing up for a stop, and it is said that Sawyer persisted in crossing the track despite the warning of per sons standing near and the shouting of the trainmen. The engine came to a standstill after proceeding but a few feet past the place where the collision occurred. Charles King, the owner of the team, who also drove to Brickton but arrived there after the first party from Princeton, says that when he put in an appearance the horse had been shot and buried by the trainmen and the harness ruined by being cut to pieces. Mr King questions the right of the train crew to either kill the horse or destroy the harness. On Saturday Oliver Sawyer, father of Frank Sawyer, arrived in Prince ton from Minneapolis and there was a rumor afloat that he would endeavor to effect a settlement with Mr. King, but this proved to be groundless. The Great Northern claim agent came up on Monday to investigate the cause of the collision, and from what Mr. King could gather from his re marks on Tuesday Sawyer had made affidavit that at the time the team was run down he was in a state of intoxication. This will probably relieve the railroad company from any liability in the premises. ger ton Butter and Cheese Scores. Scores in the last of the six state butter scoring contests were an nounced last week. As none of the winners in the final contest stand among the highest averages, the re sults for the year are not yet settled. The high scores at the St. Peter con vention, which corresponds to the No vember contest, were as follows: Whole Milk Butter ClassFirst, A. G. Schandel, St. Clair, 97: second, G. H. Schandel, Rapidan, 96% third, L. C. Jenson, Shafer, 96. Hand Separator ClassFirst, P. G. Wohlhuter, Fairmont, 95% second, B. Grundeen, Murdock, 94%. Full Cream CheeseFirst, Charles Hastings, Murdock, 98% second, J.G. McCarty, West Concord, 984 third, L. Strombach, Battle Lake, 98 Brick CheeseFirst, George Hoef fler, Pine Island, 97: second, G. An dnst, West Concord, 96%. Swiss CheeseG. Andrist, West Concord, 93. Visitors at the Coates' Home. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boulter of Lombard, Mont., arrived here on Fri day to visit Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Coates. Yesterday they were driven by Mr. Coates to St. Cloud, where they will visit other relatives for a few days before returning west. Mr. Boulter is a brother of Mrs. Coates. Presented With Fifty Dollars. William, son of Hans Hanson of Green lake, was on Sunday surprised by a number of Good Templars, of which order he is a member, and pre sented with a purse of $50. Mr. Han son has for some time been sick and unable to work. The Mail Count. In the recent count of mail at this place the total number of pieces for the week required by the postoffice de partment was 7,851. This is a remark ably good showng and a fair average for the year. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1907. The above is a map of the new county road which is being opened be tween Princeton and Milaca. The road is indicated by double parallel lines. The new road commences at Long Siding on the east line of sec tion seven in the town of Princeton, from that point south to Princeton village the road has been laid out and traveled for many years. The new road will be the shortest route between Held Ijp and Robbed. William Hartman, a thresherman living near Freer, was on Monday evening held up by three masked men and robbed of $90 in cash about a mile from Foreston. Mr. Hartman had been collecting money due to him from the farmers and was returning home when the three men emerged from be hind a clump of trees, and while one of them held the horse the other two held shotguns to his head and com pelled him to give up his money. He was then permitted to go on his Way. There is no clue to the highwaymen. Sugar as a Food. Some interesting experiments with reference to the nutritive value of foods containing sugar were recently made at the instance of the war office at Berlin. It is a fact well known to Alpine tourists that on difficult climb ing excursions an increased desire is felt for sweets and sweetened food. The well known food value of golden grain belt beer makes it a favorite in home circles and it is especially recom mended as a tonic and an aid to di gestion. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjoblom iBros., wholesale dealers, Princeton. NEW ROAD FROM PRINCETON TO MILACA Princeton and Milaca and will prove a great convenience to a large number of farmers and will be of material benefit to both Milaca and Princeton. Contracts have been let for grading the road and all but about two miles at the north end will be completed this year. The county commissioners have acted wisely in laying out this new road which shortens the distance between Milaca and Prnceton to about seventeen miles. Teachers Entertain. The teachers of the Whittier school entertained the high school and Brick ton instructors on Friday evening. A number of young men were also in vited to make the gathering more in teresting. The entertainment was in the nature of a character sketch of various cities, each room representing one of such cities and those taking part being dressed in appropriate costumes. Delicious refreshments were served by the young ladies and every one present at the party were highly delighted with the entertain ment. Herbert Leon Cope. Herbert Leon Cope, the humorist, is to be at the Methodist church on Saturday evening, November 9. Come out and laugh. It will cure your dyspepsia. The entertainment will begin late to accommodate those who work. Tickets at Kopp & Barth olomew's. Every Page Interesting. Every page of this and every issue of the Union will prove interesting to the reader. Half tone pictures of the Ave Princeton rural free delivery car riers and of a Mille Lacs corn field will be found on second page. A map showing the new county road beween Milaca and Princeton appears on the page. There is fresh and reada matter on every page. Do not fail read the attractive advertisements. Union is a live up-to-date news paper, and that is the reason it has a larger circulation than any paper pub lished in the Eighth congressional district outside of Duluth, and that is the reason that reliable business make use of its advertising col umns. first ble to The also men POTATO MARKET DEMORALIZED But All Bayers at This Point Are Paying Cash for Stock. Potato buyers, both home and foreign, are paying cash for stock this week, but receipts at the ware houses have been light in consequence of the low prices prevailing. Farmers who do not need the ready cashthose who can possibly get along without it are holding their murphys for an advance, and it looks like a wise move. There has been considerable activ ity at the American Society of Equity's storage cellar during the week. The members of the associ ation are unloading a considerable quantity of potatoes and expect to hld the stock until fair prices can be obtained. The society will ship direct to the wholesale men in various parts of the country, thus saving middle men's profit. Something like thirty carloads of potatoes have been shipped from here during the past seven days, most of them going to St. Paul for transfer, but there is still a car shortage prev alent. The market at Kansas City, Chicago and other large shipping points is in a demoralized condition, and S. W. Williams told the Union yesterday that the demand is extremely light that in fact a state of stagnation pre vailed. Much speculation exists as to what the future of the market will be, some of the local buyers inclining to the opinion that prices will go still lower, but this is of course merely a matter of conjecture and farmers should not be influenced thereby to sell. In view of the fact that the crop this year is below the general average the Union is unable to see any reason why potato prices should not eventu ally advance to a point where a fair profit may be obtained by the grower, and it therefore believes that those who hold their stock will be amply re paid for so doing. Tuesday's Elections. Tom Johnson was re-elected mayor of Cleveland by an overwhelming ma jority over Congressman Burton. Mr. Burton was the pet candidate of Taft and the administration forces. The Foraker crowd supported John son. Guild, republican, was re-elected governor of Massachusetts by a plur ality of over 100,000 The result in New Jersey is in doubt with the chances in favor of the demo cratic candidate for governor. Kentucky for the second time in its history has elected a republican gov ernor, but the legislature is democra tic. Governor Higgins, democrat, has been re-eleced governor of Rhode Island. The legislature is republi can. New Lumber Company for Onamia. Among the first important industries to locate at Onamia is the Onamia Lumber and Mercantile company, which was organized at Little Falls last week. The members of the new company are Chas. Gravel, M. H. McGee and Hon. C. B. Buckman. They have bought the sawmill at Vineland and are moving it to this place, part of the material having already arrived. The construction of the mill will be rushed as rapidly as possible, and the plant will be operated this winter. A flour and feed store will also be open ed here by the company. The men forming the company are all men of means and ability and the location of their industry here is a valuable acquisition to this point. The company owns considerable timber that is tributary to this place.Lake Breeze. Well Pleased With KUlle tacs County. Joseph J. Fiedler and Fred H. Phil ipps of Mineral Point, Wis., returned home this morning after having spent ai couple of days in company with M. S. Rutherford in viewing Mille Lacs county realty. Mr. Rutherford has succeeded in interesting Messrs. Fiedler and Philipps in getting new settlers for our county. They were well pleased with the country and car ried back to Wisconsin several speci mens of the products of Mille Lacs county farms. VOLUME XXXI. NO. 46 IN REGULAR SESSION Village Council Meets and Disposes of Such flatters as Come Before It For Consideration. Charles Keith and J. F. Sullivan Ask Reduction in Water and Light Rates Respectively. On Monday evening the village council met in regular monthly ses sion with all membersMessrs. Wood cock, Stanley, Craig, Grant and Jones in attendance. The session was a long one, but the greater portion of the time was consumed in the discus sion of matters which came up for consideration. Thos. H. Caley appeared before the council and said that it was a matter of impossibility for him to place a water meter in his barn this winter for the reason that the necessary hole could not be dug. A discussion of the matter led .4b a motion by B. D. Grant*, which' was seconded by R. E. Jones, that the council abide by the ordinance gov-"* erning water meters which makes it compulsory upon all parties who have not paid water rent a year in advance to install such meters. The motion was adopted. The question of hiring a team for hauling the engine and other fire ap paratus came up and the village re corder was appointed a committee for the purpose of making endeavor to se cure such team. This was made necessary by the fact that L. N. Grow, who formerly hauled the fire equip ment, has gone out of business. Attorney Chas. Keith, representing a number of citizens, appeared before the council for the purpose of obtain ing a reduction in water rates, Mr. Keith contending that th#rate was excessive. The council informed Mr. Keith that an actual test of the cost of pumping water would be made within the next ten days and the water rates readjust ed to conform therewith. J. F. Sullivan was present and en tered protest against the excessive light charges for the month of Sep tember. ~Mr. Sullivan was told that a sliding scale would be later considered with a view of reducing the cost to consumers using a large number of lights and that this scale would be based upon a light test to be made within a few days. An expert is expected here next week to test both the cost of pumping water and that of supplying electric lights. PRINCETON WINS AGAIN. Monticellos Downed in Exciting Football Game Played Here on Saturday. Another excellent game of football was played at the fair grounds on Saturday and again the Princeton high school boys were the victors, defeating their adversariesthe Mon ticello high school elevento the tune of 10 to nothing. Coach Whitney's pupils outplayed the visitors at every point of the game, and were it not for the short halves would have emerged from the contest with a much larger score. The most important features of the battle were the playing of Lenz, Roos, Shaw and Angstman brothers, who repeatedly broke the line for long gains. Briggs also played a fine game at center. Princeton's first score was made when Roos punted and Lenz fell upon the ball back of Monticello's goal line. A question was raised as to the fairness of this point, but reference to the book of rules showed that it was entirely in order. In the second half Princeton rushed the ball onto Monticello's five-yard line, but lost the ball on downs. Monticello failed to gain and was forced to punt, Roos securing the ball and running it back twenty-five yards to Monticello's twenty-five yard line. By line plunges and end runs the ball was then placed on Monticello's three yard line and on the next play Lenz was put over for the second and last touch down of the game, but missed goal. Coach Whitney is entitled to credit for the way in which he has trained his team, which is now one of the strongest high school football aggre gations in the northwest. Abe Steeves and Wife Return. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Steeves arriv ed home from Golden Valley, Monta na, last Thursday and will spend the winter here. Mr. Steeves says that the Mille Lacs county settlers in the valley have all had a successful sea son. The greater part of the crop planted was flax and the potatoes raised were of exceptionally fine quailty. Everyone in Golden Valley uses lignite coal, of which there is an abundance, for fuel.