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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
Brick CheeseFirst, George Hoef
fler, Pine Island, 97: second, G. An
dnst, West Concord, 96%.
Swiss CheeseG. Andrist, West
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
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
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
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
to The also
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Governor Higgins, democrat, has
been re-eleced governor of Rhode
Island. The legislature is republi
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
~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
An expert is expected here next
week to test both the cost of pumping
water and that of supplying electric
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
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.
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