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Former Commercial Hotel Site Se- lected and Erection of Build- ing Will Soon Begin. Location is a Good One and Should Prove Satisfactory to Farmers and Merchants Alike The directors of the Princeton Co operath creamery met at the opera house on ^Saturday afternoon to ar range the preliminaries necessary to begin the construction of a building. Plans, prepared by Mr. Pox, were submitted by Secretary Holthus and carefully considered by the board. These plans, which call for a brick main structure 30 by 40 feet and an engine room 20 by 20 feet were adopted by a unanimous vote. The next matter taken up was the selection of a site and two locations were consideredthe old Commercial hotel site and the lot north of and adjoining Miss Anna Sadley's mil linery store. By a vote of 5 to 3 the latter was decided upon. Motions were then made and unani mously adopted that August Jaenicke be engaged to construct and superin tend the masonry and that Henry Holthus be employed to perform like duties on the carpenter work. It was then oted to make the whole board of directors an advisory and inspection committee. A committee of one was then dis patched to secure Mr Caley's presence before the board of directors on the matter of site. Upon Mr. Caley's arrival President Louis Rust informed him that the directors had voted to build upon the site across from the opera house, whereupon Mr. Caley declared he was very sorry that such action had been taken for various reasons, which he pointed out. He said that the old Commercial hotel site was much better adapted tor the building of a creameryit would afford more conveniences. For one thing there would be no fear of a traffic congestionthere was plenty of room to accommodate the wagons. Then again as to the cost. He would chop off the odd fifty dollars and take $700 for the Commercial site, and this would be cheaper than the lot next to Sadley's at $500 by a great deal. Mr. Caley produced figures showing that it would cost $100 to fill in the latter lot, that the sewer would cost $142 and that a reservoir, which would have to be built on the river bank would cost at least $50 more, and then the foun dation would come higher. At the Commercial site, said he, there is already an eight-inch sewer, no filling is required and the foundation would amount to a very nominal sum. Mr. Caley asked that the vote on site be reconsidered by the board, as it would be better in every respect for the farmershe felt confident that they would prefer the Commercial site. An adjournment was then taken until such time as the president deemed fit to call another meeting. Mr. Caley informs the Union that in consequence of recent developments he has decided not to sell the lot north of Miss Sadley's for the purpose of erecting a creamery thereon, and his principal reason is that there is every prospect of a modern hotel being erected there by a syndicate of financiers. Site Purchased. Yesterday afternoon the directors of the Princeton Co-operative Cream ery association held another meeting in the opera house and the work of erecting a creamery in the village was pushed to a point where the material izing of the industry is a certainty. Two sites upon which to establish the creamery were brought before the board for considerationa lot owned by Dr. Cooney near the Evens Hard ware company's store and the old Commercial hotel site which was re jected at the last meeting. A vote of the directors showed that five were in favor of the Commercial hotel site and that three favored the Cooney lot. There was but very little difference in the price asked for the sites, that of Dr. Cooney being $750 and of the old Commercial $700, but the latter pos sesses advantages which the former does not. A motion was then made and carried to the effect that the Cooney site be purchased provided anything pre vented securing the one decided upon. The president, secretary and trea surer were then, upon motion, in structed to see Mr. Caley or call at the First National bank and close the deal for the Commercial site by making a payment on the same. This was done and the sum of $50 paid down to bind the bargain. August Jaenicke expects to get sufficient material on the grounds within a week to commence the con struction of the building, and Mr. Jaenicke is a man who can be de pended upon to push the building to completion with rapidity. No better man could have been selected. There is now nothing to prevent the creamery being erected and in opera tion within a short time. Why INot Incorporate Onamia" We notice by the Onamia Lake Breeze that a special town meeting of the voters of the town of South Har bor is called for May 2, between the hours of 2 and 5 p. m., to vote ont the proposition of erecting a jail in the townsite of New Onamia. The proposed jail is to cost $225. Prob ably the voters of South Harbor knew their own business best, but it stnckes us that the proper thing to do would be for the village of Onamia to incor porate, then the village would receive the license money from saloons and could erect its own jail or lock-up. We have never known of a township in Minnesota voting money to erect a jail. Certainly the farming population of South Harbor do not need a jail. We believe the good people of Onamia will find it to their advantage to incor porate as a village, make their own ordinances and manage their own affairs. Dirt is Flying on Soo. Wahkon, Minn., April 29.During the past week over 100 Austrians ar rived here to begin work for Thoreen & Sandeen on their grading contract in this vicinity. The teamsters arrived yesterday and have taken up their headquarters at N. J. Johnson's. There are about 80,000 yards of dirt to be moved between here and Onamia. Thoreen & Sandeen expect, with or dinary weather conditions, to be able to complete their contract here be tween the middle of June and the first of July. So the grade will, in all probability, be ready to receive the rails by the time the steel gang is ready to lay them. One thousand men are at present engaged on the extension east of Onamia. "Poor Old Mose" Heard From. Andrew Bullis is in receipt of a letter from Moses Tibbetts which bears the signature, "Poor Old Mose." Moses says that Seattle "is a great city"that there is not a level spot of ground big enough to build a house on. The letter continues: "Fred McClellan and Douglas Loring sailed for Alaska on April 2. Fred expects to be away six months and Douglas four years. Andy, this is a h of a country. It rains every other day and the days between are cold and clammy, but they tell me it will be warmer in the sweet bye and bye. Let all the boys hear from me through the Princeton Union." Electric Power in Chili King Edward turns to America for his hybrid vegetable. His table is supplied in this respect from a wonderful farm in California where in the past ten years have been created more new fruits and vegetables than the world had become aware of during the entire history of man. The won derful purity and excellence of golden grain belt beer is well known through out the northwest. It has stood the test of time and deserves a place on your home table. Ordter of your nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjo blom Bros., wholesale dealers, Princeton. May Erect Warehouse at Mora. W. H. Ferrell, at the request of the commercial club of Mora, went to that place on Tuesday evening and the club made a proposition to him that he establish a potato warehouse there. Upon his return Mr. Ferrell told the Union that the available space alongside the spur track was inade quate as well as the spur track itself, but that the commercial club had offered him a site on private prop erty. If ample trackage can be ob tained at the latter place Mr. Ferrell will probably decide to erect a potato warehouse in Mora. Special Notice. If you want meat for your dinner you go to a meat market, if you want your mail you go to the postofflce, if you want hardware you go to a hard ware store, but if you need anything in the harness line you should go to an up-to-date harness shop where everything is strictly guaranteed. Then go to Gillespie, Stoneburg & Co. Wm. Neely, manager. Crowded Solitude. Here is an extract from the pros pectus of a hotel in Switzerland: "Weissbachis the favorite place of resort for those who are fond of soli tude. Persons in search of solitude are, in fact, constantly flocking here from the four quarters of the globe." London Mail. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1908. A HEALTHY GROWTH Zimmerman flakes Rapid Strides in Commercial and Other Lines During the Past Year. Business Houses, Residences, Ware- houses, Etc., Erected in Prom- ising Little Hamlet. Our neighboring town of Zimmer man is making rapid strides com mercially and the prospects are that in a year or so from now the size of the place will be doubled. This growth, which is a healthy one, shows that the farmers living in the sur rounding territory are prosperous, for otherwise men would not invest their money in commercial enterprises in Zimmerman. Since last fall Olson & Peterson ha\e opened a first-class hardware store in Zimmerman and L. D. Carter has started a meat market where the choicest cuts may be obtained. In connection he runs a flour and feed store and purchases potatoes. A bank has also been established and a number of substantial resi dences have been put up. Among other enterprises Zimmer man has two up-to-date general stores, H. Swanson & Co. and G. N. Sten dahl,a commodious modern hotel conducted by G. H. Blanchett, a creamery with G. T. James in charge, a good blacksmith shop, livery stable and lumber yard, besides several churches and large warehouses. All of these firms are doing a good business and consequently prospering, and the Union is pleased to note the thrift displayed by the merchants of Zimmerman and the farmers of the country tributary. The example set is a good one for other places to emulate. The Postniastership One of the city papers has it that Mr. L. S. Briggs has been appointed postmaster at this place to succeed Mr. William Cordiner. As the office is in the presidential class the ap pointment must be confirmed by the senate which will follow as a matter of course. Already, we understand, there are several candidates circulat ing petitions for Mr. Briggs' place as judge of probate. If there should be a vacancy in the probate office we hope the governor will appoint a man in whom the people have confidence, one equally as honest and competent as Mr. Briggs. It is an important office, one in which the essential re quirements of the holder thereof are honesty and ability to impartially and efficiently discharge the duties pertaining thereto. Not Impressed With Goiden alley. Fred Brown, Fred Heath and Fred Ross returned from the so-called Golden Valley on Tuesday, where the two first mentioned filed on claims. Fred Ross, however, said the only available land he saw consisted of buttes and canyons, in some places rocky and not fit for cultivation. The gumbo soil in that country, says Mr. Ross, sticks to a man's shoes like mortar, and after it dries a jack knife will not remove it Roy Jesmer, Abe Steeves and a few others have good farms, but there is nothing left that a white man would care to live on. However, a fine crop of rattlesnakes may be harvested among the boulders. Proposed New Sidewalk. County Commissioners Libby and Uglem, constituting the court house improvement committee, have decided upon having a cement sidewalk put down on the north side of the court house and a warik of the same material leading to the building from that side. A cement walk along the west side and a fence around the grounds is also contemplated by the committee. Within a year or so we expect to see the court house grounds transformed into one of the prettiest parks in the state. The improvement committee is doing its best to bring about such condition. Two Good Papers. It is really refreshing to peruse the columns of the Wahkon Enterprise and Onamia Lake Breeze. These papers are filled with interesting local items and not a word of abuse of any individual can the reader find in any nook or corner of either paper. Both of these papers are deserving of a liberal support. The Lake Breeze and Enterprise are alike creditable to their publishers and the communities in which they are published. Young's Hired Man. Charles Cheney, political mixer for the Minneapolis Journal is slated to be private secretary for E. T. Young in case the latter becomes governor. This will explain why Mr. Cheney can not find anything favorable to say of any other candidate than the atttorney general.Glenwood Herald. SHOULD BEREPAIRED Stretch of Road Across Baldwin Flats in Abominable Condition and Practically Impassable. Rural Route No. 3 Will in All Proba- bility be Discontinued Unless Defect is Remedied. George Whitney, mail carrier on route 3, was unable to make his rounds on Monday in consequence of the impassability of the road across the Baldwin flats. This stretch of highway is in an abominable condi tion, with deep chuck holes and mud so deep in places that it reaches above the horses' knees, and if it is not re paired the postoffice department will in all probability discontinue the route. Mr. Whitney's team, while passing over, or through, this mud hole was completely stalled and it was with much difficulty that he succeeded in unhitching the horses and getting them out. He was compelled to leave the buggy and return to Princeton on horseback with the mail. Thus in consequence of one bad piece of road on route 3 the whole of the patrons had to suffer. Thos. Kaliher went down to the flats on Tuesday morning and managed to dig out the buggy and haul it back to town, while Mr. Whitney was com pelled to abandon this part of the route and make a round about trip with his mail. As all matters of this sort have to be reported to the postoffice depart ment at Washington, the patrons on route 3 should not at any time be sur prised to find that an inspector had condemned the road and ordered its discontinuance. The only way to ob viate this is to get to work and place the road in proper repair. The \V idows' Pension BUI. The widows' pension bill as passed by congress grants a pension of $12 per month to all surviving widows of soldiers and sailors of the war of the rebellion, war of Mexico, various Indian wars and to those widows of the Spanish war whose husbands died from disabilities incurred while in the service. The bill also provides that no widow of any soldier or sailor of the war of the rebellion who married sub sequent to June 27, 1890, which is the date of the passage of the Cushman K. Davis act, shall be entitled to the benefits of this bill. The senate wanted struck out the resolution on the widows who have married since 1890, but the house conferees would not stand for it. It will cost the government upward of $12,000,000 a year under the provisions of the bill. The pension commissioner has an nounced that widows now on the pen sion roll would not be required to make application for the increase from $8 to $12 a month. The commissioner has instructed the pension agencies throughout the country to make the first payment of the increase on May 4. Teachers' Meeting. Arrangements have been made to hold one meeting of the teachers' as sociation this year at the high school building, Milaca, on Saturday, May 16. Professor T. J. Caton and W. W. Bennett of Minneapolis, President Shumaker of the St. Cloud normal school, Supt. A. N. Farmer of the St. Cloud public schools, J. C. Marshall and J. C. Davis of the Princeton and Milaca high schools, together with some of the grade and rural teachers, will present one of the best programs ever given in the county. High-class music will constitute one of the leading features. This will be the only meeting of the association for the year and it is de signed to make up for lost time by putting forth our best efforts to make it a success. Let every teacher in Mille Lacs and the adjoining counties who can possibly be present do so and hear distinguished educators dis course upon the leading school topics of the day. From Princeton and the southern part of the county teachers can go by team and reach there in time for the commencement of the exercises at 10 o'clock. The Princeton contingent should leave not later than 7:30 in the morning. The program for the meeting will appear in the Unionof next week. Mark well the date and place: Saturday, May 16, at high school building, Milaca. Guy Ewing, County Supt. Chas Cater Visits Princeton. Charley Cater, a 'former Princeton boy, stopped off Tuesday evening to visit his old friends here and left for St. Louis county, where he owns con siderable real estate, on last evening's northward bound train. Charley left here 30 years ago and located at Her man, Grant county, where he has since resided, and he has prospered as he deserved to prosper. Mr. Cater is held in high esteem in Grant and ad joining counties and wherever he is known. Wadena Seeks His Rights Charles Wadena, hereditary chief of the Mille Lac band of Chippewa Indians, has begun an action in the U. S. court at Fergus Falls to se cure possession of a valuable tract of land on the White Earth reservation. Wadena alleges that he selected the land in accordance with an act of con gress, made improvements and had every intention of holding it as his allotment and becoming a civilized Indian. When the day for filing ar rived he went to the office of the agent and found a great crowd assembled about the door. The crush was such that he was unable to enter, and when the crowd gradually dispersed he found that Margaret Lynch, a girl under 12 years of age, had filed on the land. He alleges that the girl is noc a full-blood Indian within the mean ing of the law, and is not entitled to the allotment, and states further that her friends formed a large percentage of the crowd that stood around the door at the agency office and pre vented him from entering. He asks that her patent be canceled and that the land be decreed to him. Tebe-geence Wadena, who is evidently one of his relatives, fared almost as badly and has begun a similar suit. She alleges that she selected a certain valuable tract of land, but before she was able to file on it the government issued a patent to one Armena Porter, who had already secured an allotment of 160 acres and was not entitled to it. Importance of Co-Operative Creamery. The importance to the farmers of the co-operative creamery at this place cannot be overestimated. Sup posing potatoes should bring low prices next fall, and other crops, on account of too much rain, drought or other cause should not turn out well, where would the average farmer get the wherewithal to meet obligations incurred during the summer season? The farmer who keeps a few milk cows and disposes of his cream at highest market prices need not incur any ob ligations: he will have cash right along to liquidate his bills, and he can afford to hold the other products of his farm and will not be obliged to sell on a depressed market. An Ideal Reiting Place. E. I. Davis closed a deal here Mon day for the purchase of the Bayview House at Cove, Mille Lacs lake, from Marcus Wilkes. The Bayview hotel is located at the foot of the famous Mossominie Point and is an ideal spot on the big lake. J. H. Ward will conduct the hotel.Milaca Times. Mr. and Mrs. Ward know how to conduct a hotel and make their guests comfortable. The Bayview house is beautifully located and it is an ideal resting place for anyone who wishes to enjoy an outing at famous Mille Lacs lake. Horse Auction Saturday Don't forget the date of the horse auctionSaturday, May 2if in need of high-grade western mares with colts by their sides. A carload of splendid animals has been received for this occasion. They are beauties and as sound as a dollar. Sale will be held regardless of weather conditions. Be on hand early and take advantage of a big bunch to select from. Aug. Rines, owner Emmet Mark, Auctioneer Some of the Jurors. Among the list of petit jurors drawn for the term of district court at Elk River on the 11th of May are C. A. Stillman and Albert Swanson of Livonia August Kuhlman of Blue Hill Bowin Jennison and C. L. Campbell of Baldwin Christian Rust of Santiago Oscar Edson, Alfred Mattson and Hans Christianson of Orrock. Rapid Increase. Here's something about creameries which should interest farmers: In 1890 the Litchfield creamery was the only co-operative institution of its kind in Meeker county. There are now twenty creameries in the county and in the year 1907 they produced 2,387,334 pounds of butter, and the farmers received $477,519.60 for the milk. Snow Good for Clover "That snowfall," says Michael Mahoney, Esq., "will do a wonderful lot of good, and especially to the clover crop. I tell youand I have studied its effects upon many occa sionsthat one good snow fall in the spring is worth more to' growing clover than three downpours of rain. Now mark me words." VOLUME XXXII. NO. 19 PRINCETONS DOWNED High School Teams of Princeton and Elk River Play a Decidedly One-Sided Ball Game. Princetons Prove a Snap for the Elk Rivers and Are Wiped Out in a Score of 14 to 4. The high school ball teams of Prince ton and Elk River contested one another's supremacy upon the grounds of the latter club on Saturday, but our boys came out the wrong end of the hornthey went down, down, down to defeat in a score of 14 to 4. It was a streak of hard luck all right for the Princetons, for whereso ever Elk River batted the ball it landed safe, and no matter where Princeton knocked the sphere Elk River was sure to get it. Only in one instancethe second inningdid Princeton have a possible show of winning and, taking advan tage of the rally, ran in four scores. C. Kaliher, J. Angstman, R. Kaliher and Roos succeeded in making hits and scoring. Elk River hit Roos fre quently in the third inning and four scores were run in, one man was out and two men were on bases when R. Kaliher was put in the box. Three scores more were made in the same inning on Kaliher, and so on through out the rest of the game until the Elk Rivers had 14 to their credit. Elk River played fast ball at times* while Princeton was loose and slug gish probably in consequence of lack of enthusiasm. Following is the line up and score by innings: Princeton High School Roos and 2b Shaw.'ss Jesmer 3b Angstman, A 2b and If Cotten If and rf Kaliher, ef Berg rf and lb Angstman Kaliher lb a.nd Totals Elk River High Schools Martens, E 2b Anderson, lb Latta 3b Blanchett, ss Castle ef Hill If Martens rf Anderson Davis, AB PO A E 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 2 4 0 1 5 0 0 4 117 1 0 4 11111 41 4 6 24 6 7 AB PO A E 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 1 1 7 1 2 2 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 1 1 1 0 3 Totals, Score by innings, Princeton 0 4 0 0 Elk Kner 0 7 1 51 14 11 27 7 5 0 0 0 0 04 0 0 2 1 x14 Batteries: Roos, R. Kaliher and Angstman Davis and Anderson. Bases on balls: Off Davis 7, off Roos 2, off Kaliher 7. Struck out: By Roos 3, by Kaliher 4, by Davis 7. Umpires: Guy Cordiner and Carl Davis. Scorer, Harold Caley. On Saturday afternoon the Princeton highs will play the Foleys at the fair grounds. Scrubs s. Vampires. In consequence of the nonappear ance of the Cambridge ball team a scrub nine was picked up around town to go against Goulding's Vampires. The game was a good one and some of the plays would have done credit to professionals, but the Vampires proved a trifle too fast for the scrubs, although the latter proved to be pretty husky contestants. The fea tures of the game were Shaw's home run and Goulding's two-bagger. Score: Vampires 3, scrubs 2. Batteries: Haas and Cordiner, Roos and Angstman. Struck out: By Hass 11, by Roos 14. Umpire, Peterson. Boomers vs. Railroaders In a fast and exciting game yes terday the Boomers were defeated by a score of 4 to 0. The feature of the game was the batting and pitching of John Brennan of the Railroaders. Not a hit was made off his delivery and only one Boomer succeeded in reaching second base. Brennan made a hit each time he came to bat. Brands and Kettelhodt starred for the Boomers and Peterson, Barnes and Berg for the Railroaders. Batteries: Brennan and Lenertz, Brands and Milbrath. Umpire Cotten. Stands for the Bights of the People. The Crookston Times wants to know where Jacobson stands regarding "the interests." He stands where he has always stood since entering public life: A fearless fighter for the interests of the people. He has a record unequaled as the champion of the people. For fourteen years he fought to increase the gross earnings tax of the railroadsand he had to fight some of the men who are now afraid that he is too friendly with the corpo rations! Jacobson's fight for the people is saving the taxpayers over a million dollars a year. He is the same Jacobson now as he was then and is actuated by the same prin ciples. He has been right all the time. St. Cloud Journal-Press.