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A CREAMERY PICNIC Completion of Princeton Co-Operative Creamery will be Celebrated on Saturday, June 37. Festivities to be field in Court House Square, Where Able Speakers Will Deliver Addresses. A picnic to celebrate the completion of the Princeton Co-operative cream ery will be given in the court house park on Saturday next, June 27, and all farmers living tributary to Prince ton, whether they are stockholders in the creamery or not, are respectfully invited by the board of directors to attend. An expert from the state dairy and food commission will attend and ad dress the gathering, and local speak ers will probably give talks. The Princeton band has been engaged to render musical selections during the progress of the picnic. Farmers, their wives, sons and daughters should put forth an effort to attend this picnic, as they cannot do other than gather valuable infor mation on dairying which will prove advantageous to them. Besides this they may enjoy the music and have a pleasant time of sociability. Creamery Will Start Monday. The finishing touches to the interior of the creamery are being put on and Mr. Fox is busy installing and gear ing the machinery. He tells us that everything will be in readiness for starting the plant on Monday and in vites the public to call and inspect the institution. No better machinery could be se cured than that purchased for the Princeton Co-operative creamery and the structure is one of the most sub stantial in the country. A well which gives forth an abundance of fine spring water has been sunk and every facility is afforded for the manufac ture of high-grade butter. All that now remains to make the creamery a success is for the farmers to stick together and give the institu tion their sole patronage. Fonr Generationo. Hon. I. W. Bouck and wife, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Turritin and son Hugh of Rice, and Mr. Roy Dragoo of Royalton, came over in the latter's automobile Sunday and remained a few hours in town "visiting with Hon. I. W Bouck's mother, Mrs. J. S. Bouck. The party came and returned via St. Cloud, Duelm and Glendorado Mrs. Turritin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Bouck, so there were representatives of four generations present in Mrs. Bouck's home on Sun day as that venerable lady is the great grandmother of Mr. and Mrs. Turri tin's lively three-year-old son Hugh. Up To Gov. Johnson. Are the people of Minnesota to see their chief governing board reduced to the lowest terms of an oligarchy, and will the governor of Minnesota stand for autocratic action on the part of two of his appointees, the two most important appointments it has been his dubious fortune to make dur ing his four years'3 The board of control is a body of three men who should be above sus picion and they should hold their work to so high a plan that no breath of internecine strife would contaminate it. And they should comprehend that their work, both that which is in oper ation and that which is under debate, is so valuable that it belongs to the people and belongs to the future. Yet here is a resolution, introduced by one member at the last session of the board, passed by two members, against one, which reduces the board to these two members, and utterly wipes out of existence one of the im portant functions of the board, that of recording debates, different points of view and tentative suggestions, which the public has a right to know which future boards have a right to depend upon. "Resolved, that a motion or resolu tion not properly seconded shall not be made a matter of record, unless it is so decided by the board nor shall reasons for or against a resolution be entered on the minutes without the same action." This resolution was introduced by Mr. Rosing, for reasons known to himself. It was seconded by Mr. Ringdahl, for reasons known to him self and Mr. Rosing it was passed by the votes of Rosing and Ringdahl, Mr. Leavett voting in the negative. This resolution reduces the board of control to two members. It absolutely eliminates Mr. Leavett. He has nothing to do hereafter but draw his salary, or else servilely concur with the majority. One-man power any where is bad enough, is un-American enough, but when it comes to two-man power, it is not only vicious, but is so un-Minnesotan, especially in this mat ter of the board of control, a board of record as well as of action, that this resolution is not to be tolerated. There have been intimations hitherto that the two R's considered themselves the whole thing, and any man weaker than Mr. Leavett, less animated by a devotion to his state and less con scious of his responsibility, would have been eliminated long ago. But it is not up to Mr. Leavett to eliminate himself from the board. We should conclude that it is up to Gov. Johnson, whose appointees these two men are, to consider this action, and to see that the board of control continues to exist as a board of three members, charged with supervising the institutions of the state, and with placing on record de bates over these institutions and policies related. The governor has here the opportunity to make some what clearer his general attitude toward the board of control, and to save his administration in a very important particular.St. Paul Dis patch. BOYS MAKE GOOD A. Bemis Wins National Rifle Associa tion's Medal for High Score. The encampment this year was the most orderly and business-like that Company ever attended. Its new colonel was right up to date in mili tary tactics and at the time of leaving camp Company had attained a high degree of perfection, in fact it was right up to the front. It turned out three expert riflemen, viz., Sergt. Marshall, Private Cordiner and Private Bemis, and Private Cordiner holds the distinction of being the first "rookie" that ever qualified as an ex pert. Private A. Bemis won the National Rifle association medal for high score, while Lieutenant Sellhorn and Cor poral A. H. Johnson qualified as sharpshooters. Lieutenant Sellhorn also qualified as pistol sharpshooter. The following qualified as marks men: Capt. C. A. Caley, Sergt. Reissig,Corporals Hayes and Stein bach, Cook F. Howard, Artificer Pitts ley and Privates Jesse Bemis, D. Byers, Adolph Dorn, Fred Haas, G. James, Julius King, G. Lenertz, H. Martin. Peter Mitchell^ Geo. Moore, Geo. Smith, Fred Stanley and Fred Dugan. Thus 3 experts, 2 sharpshooters and 19 marksmen qualified, a record only excelled by Company of Duluth, which is recognized as the best in the state, and that company has only two more marksmen. The Company team shoot was won this year by Company A of Duluth with a score of 10 points. Company of Anoka was second with 799, of Duluth third with 791 and fourth with 775, while the other companies' scores were much lower. The Princeton team consisted of the following men and their scores were as follows: Lieutenant Sellhorn 124, Sergt. Marshall 110, Corporal John son 102, Private Dorn 106, Private A. Bemis 123, Private Jesse Bemis 107, Private Cordiner 103. Total 775. Private Chas. Brace had the distinc tion of being selected as orderly for the adjutant. Musician Fremont Woodcock makes a very efficient drum major. He acted in that capacity sev eral times. Visitors at camp were Mrs. Claire A. Caley, Mrs. Claire King, Miss Phoebe Johnson, Miss Minnie Sell horn, Miss Lillian Wetter, Miss Alma Burau and Jos. Craig, jr. K. P. MEMORIAL DAI. Services Held in Congregational Church and in Oak Knoll Cemetery. The annual memorial services of the Knights of Pythias order were held in the Congregational church on Sun day morning and over forty members of the local lodge attended. Rev. Geo. A. Swertfager, who is a member of the order, delivered an impressive sermon in memory of the brother knights who have passed beyond and music appropriate to the occasion was rendered by the choir. Following the church services the knights marched in a body to Oak Knoll cemetery, where services were held in accordance with the Pythian ritual and the graves of departed brothers decorated with floral wreaths. The custom of setting apart one day in the year by some of the fraternal organizations to pay tribute to the memory of deceased brothers is a very commendable onea custom that should be more generally followed. Hoeft-Ziemer* Carl M. Hoeft will be married to Miss Leona Olga Ziemer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ziemer, at the Princeton German Lutheran church on Saturday, July 4, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. ,A reception will be held at the home of the bride's parents at 3 o'clock of the same day. TAX APPORTIONMENT June, 1908, Settlement, Giving in Detail Amounts Distributed to the Various Funds. The Amounts Apportioned Aggregate $52,644.10, of Which County Funds Get $13,133.08. The apportionment of taxes on the June, 1908, settlement for Mille Lacs county amounts to a total distribution of $52,644.10. Of this sum $3,918.56 is apportioned to the state, $13,133:08 to the county and $11,250.34 to the town funds. To the village of Princeton is apportioned $806.54 and to the village of Milaca $730.69, while the school district taxes amount to $22,804.95. The total distribution at the March, 1908, settlement was $21,349.87. The June settlement is given in detail below: STATE TAXES State Revenue 32,50? Bl University 1 Mill School Total Road and bnc"ge Sidewalk tax State Loan Total Princeton 163 80 105 35 74 9 71 96 42 S9~fi PRINCETON, MILIE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1908. -63 90 1 147 2Q Total 3,918.50 COUNTY TAXES County Revenue $5 734 69 Penaltv Costs and Interest 1 033 7S Railroad bonds 31 45 Court House Bonds 2 96 Funding Bonds 185 49 County Poor 1 72(5 .S3 Road and Bridge 3 963 61 Ditch No 1 166 82 Ditch No 2 180 57 Duch No 3 103 43 =13 133 08 VILLAGE TAXES PRINCETON Revenue State loan. Total 3506 4s 300 0b $b06 54 MILACA Revenue $453 81 20 6b 36 99 219 21 73 b9 51,537 23 TOWN TAXEb Road and Del Land Road State Rev- Loan enue Bridge 5490 12 Bogus Brook 71 Greenbush Milo Milaca Borgholm Kathio SI 435 31 369 05 256 33 333 01 266 27 310 10 365 84 17S 14 188 77 236 57 166 71 240 84 269 82 S898 51 197 91 73.09 146 89 215 21 157 95 322 05 125 34 167 89 451 88 292 38 449 14 259 80 55 117 57 144 1( 136 21 74 156 IS 124 17 115 60 76 62 17 71 79 2C 90 34 01 113 37 209 South Harbor 109 Isle Harbor Hayland East Side Onamia. Page 279 67 s^RisyKss-sieie 76*^53. CA. Total township taxes Tms total includes 51 10 11 13 14 15 36 17 lb 19 20 21 22 2i 24 25 2b 14 1~ 50 ?11 250 SI $12 69 for town buildme tax in Milo and 14b 71 in Kathio SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES No of Dist State Loan General Special Building 1 ?2 002 bO $32^ 70 86 56 1* 2 8 4 5 22 19 a-* 72 21 2 1* 5i? ,6 15 13 11 12 4b 16 7b 1* oh 15 49 17 40 1"3 04 321 240 5b 140 302 71 53 45 4-3 40 204 as 1^6 44 23o 16 267 07 ,'3 11 SV2 91 244 50 63 55 3 30s 45 4!? 72 33 44 6^ 55 17 23 23 10 65 35 3^ 10 1^ 44 40 15 40 5 36 47 50 o- 40 bO 13 49 12 6b 9 72 12 3 6 97 13 25 19 50 7 02 7 06 1 72 67 81 36 7S 5M5 Is lb9 bl 400 91 245 56 325 64 Ibl 29 649 47 111 30 343 ls9 1 53 61 623 51 103 81 535 bl 170 lb 15s 2 4 60 195 64 104 ^0 262 52 299 94 69 5T 105 10 25 80 33 03 1 "5 3 3 69 CO 215 9S 40 02 37 40 95 70 27 06 11 7b 23 38 2S 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 57 Totals S2712 14 S1140 84 17976 83 Total school district taxes 107 SO 1 91 92 67 6 07 27 10 33 95 19 63 1 44 15 93 11 24 26 49 31 29 6 31 S719 24 i?22 804 as This total includes bonds and interest trict 13 of S255 90 Total settlement. $52 in dis- 644 10 Birthday Party. On Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Arnett gave a children's party in honor of the eighth anniversary of their son, Stanley, and it proved to be a very enjoyable event. The cele bration continued throughout the afternoon and a part of the evening. Refreshments consisting of sand wiches, salads, ice cream, cake, candy and nuts were served and croquet playing constituted the principal amusement. Among those in at tendance were Chester Gile, Gene Mc Vicar and two brothers, Ernest Everett and sister, Ward Grant, Stanley Mathis and sister, and four of the Arnett children. Misses Huse and Tompkins and Mesdames Grant and Mathis were also in attendance. Fickle Growers, Attention Owing to the incessant rains and cold weather a large portion of the cucumber seeds which have been planted by the farmers for the pickling plant have rotted in the ground. This condition has also destroyed some of the plants which had already started to grow. We would advise all farmers who are raising pickles for the pick ling station to examine their crop thoroughly at this time, and if they consider it a poor stand, we would advise them to either plow up the en tire present stand and replant with fresh seed, or if they find that only a portion pf the hills are missing, we would advise them to get fresh seed an plantdin the missing S?s^d hills.at The see may be obtained the First National Bank, Princeton. Stroeter Pickle Company. HAS NARROW ESCAPE Child of Mr. and Mrs. Hunz Climbs Into Buggy, Uses Whip and the Horses Run Away. Animals, Going at Furious Speed, Are Stopped Near First National Bank by F. Qoulding. The three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Munz had a narrow es cape from injury or death in a run away on Sunday, but fortunately re ceived not even a scratch. Mr. and Mrs. MuAz and child had just returned from Brickton, where they attended church, and had hitched the team in their yard while they en tered their residence. They took the child with them into the house, but the little girl, unobserved, returned to the buggy and climbed in. She then reached for the whip and applied it to the horses. To this the animals naturally objected, tore loose from their fastening and galloped off in the direction of town. They came up the street at a furious speed and when passing over the crosswalk between the Security State bank and Dr. Cooney's residence the jolt was so heavy that the child was thrown into the1 air from the front seat and landed between that and the seat behind. Luckily she fell upon a cushion which had slid down between the seats and thus escaped injury. Upon reaching the First National bank the horses darted across the coi&er of the sidewalk, between the telephone pole and the building, when Frank Goulding, who was standing near, made a rush at their heads and succeeded in getting a Ifeld. The horses dragged him as far as New ton's bakery, where he brought them to a standstill and the child was taken from^the vehicle uninjured. Several persons had attempted to stop the horses but were unable to do so. As soon as Mr. and Mrs. Munz dis covered that the horses had broken away they followed as fast as they could run, but upon reaching the resi dence of Chas. Keith Mrs. Munz could proceed no further. Mr. K3&ui to the centra] offices that a team had run away and in con sequence a number of persons were watching for it when it put in an appearance. At Elk Lake Park. Hundreds of people visited Elk Lake park on Sunday and enjoyed them selves in various ways fishing, boating or reading beneath the spread ing branches of the giant oaks. One would naturally suppose that mosqui toes would preclude the possibility of remaining out of doors on Sunday at the lake shore, but it seems that only six or seven of the pestiferous insects have been seen in Mr. Pratt's domain this season, and they were flying in the direction of Princeton. Mosqui toes are, for some reason or other, a rarity at Elk Lake park. Remember that a celebration will be given on July Fourth and that it will be well worth while attending. For real enjoyment it will surpass all the circuses on the continent. A new cottage is being built at the lake and Mr. Pratt is doing his ut most to make his summer resort second to none in the northwest. Father Levings Returns From Kansas. Rev. Father Levings returned on Saturday from a fortnight's visit to his parents at Fairview, Kansas, and other relatives at Hiawatha in the same state. Large areas of land in the country through which Father Levings traveled are inundated and the crops have been almost totally destroyed. There have been many washouts and the trains are not mak ing more than ten miles per hour in some districts. At Topeka some of the streets were covered with water to a depth of four feet. Father Levings had an enjoyable visit but was glad to get back to Minnesota and terra firma again. Ladles* Aid Society Entertained. The Ladies' Aid society was enter tained on Wednesday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Guy Ewing by Mes dames Anderson, Heard, Walker and Ewing. A guessing contest was one of the features of the afternoon's entertainment and refreshments con sisting of ice cream and cake were served. Tha decorations were sweet peas and carnations. Republican Primaries. The republican caucuses or pri maries were held throughout the county last Thursday. There was no sentiment for any other gubernatorial candidate than J. F. Jacobson. In Princeton village precinct 53 partici pated. In Milaca village there was a lively scrap and nearly 100 votes were cast. The contest in Milaca was of a purely local nature as ib is claimed the delegates on both tickets were friendly to J. F. Jacobson's candi dacy. The republican county convention will be held in the court house hall this afternoon, and it is a safe bet that nine good Jacobson men will be sent to represent the county in the republican state convention. James S. Sherman 111. A press dispatch from Cleveland, Ohio, dated June 23, says: "The ill ness of Congressman James S. Sher man, republican nominee for vice president, who has been ill here-at the residence of former Governor Myron T. Herrick since Sunday, assumed a serious phase today, when the patient suffered a severe chill. Mr. Sher man's illness, which at first was diagnosed as a bilious attack, now turns out to have been caused by gallstones. Upon the advice of Drs. Allen and Carter, who were called to attend the patient, he was removed to Lakeside hospital. An operation may later be performed, but this step has not yet been fully decided upon. GROVER CLEVELAND DEAD Heart Failure Causes Death of the Only Ex-President of the United States. Grover Cleveland, former president of the United States, died suddenly at his home at Westland, Princeton, N. J., at 8:40 a. m. yesterday. Death was due to heart failure, complicated with other diseases. The passing away of Mr. Cleveland was not immediately announced, but was delayed until an official statement had been prepared by the physicians who had been attending him in the various periods of his illness. The statement follows: "Mr. Cleveland for many years had suffered from repeated attacks of gas trointestinal origin. Also he had long standing organic disease of the heart and kidneys. Heart failure, complicated with pulmonary throm posus and edema, were the immediate causes of his death." While Mr. Cleveland had been seri ously ill from time to time, the an nouncement of his death came like a thunderbolt to those who had been watching his illness. Mr. Cleveland was 71 years old on March 18 last. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Special Meeting Held on Friday, June 18, for Purpose of Receiving: Bonds, A special meeting of the board of county commissioners was held on Friday and the business disposed of, in synoptic form, was as foPows: The board approved the bonds of county depositories as hereunder enumerated: First National Bank of Princeton, $100,000: Security State Bank, Princeton, $5,000 Princeton State Bank. $50,00: First National Bank of Milaca, $5,000 Milaca State Bank, $5,000: First State Bank of Onamia, $5,000. Herman Meyers of Isle presented a liquor license bond which was ap proved. Applications of Jacob Van Rhee of Milaca and Pnilip Tidholm of Borg holm for a reduction of tax assessment were recommended for approval by the state tax commission. The board voted to pay one dollar per week for sprinkling First street in front of the court house square. A plat of the townsite of Meshigun Point, north of Wahkon, was pre sented and approved. Sam Swanson Goes Fishing:. Samuel Swanson of Minneapolis was a guest at the home of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Holm, from Saturday to Monday. Sam tried his hand at fishing in Spectacle lake on Sunday but failed to get a nibble from anything but mosquitoes. He swears, however, that he will have revenge later in the season even if he has to use dollars for bait. Mrs. Swanson, who has been visiting her parents for the past month, will re main for some time. Proposed Steel Bridge. B. D. Grant, Geo. Schmidt and L. S. Libby, representing the village council, town board and county of Mille Lacs respectively, together with Mr.Hewitt,representing a Minneapolis bridge building company, examined the river bank in the vicinity of the bridge south of town with the view of selecting a suitable place" for a steel bridge across the river. The commit tee suggests that the proposed bridge be built about thirty rods northwest of the present structure. Village Board of Review The village board of review was in session on Monday and Tuesday. Three assessments were raised and two reduced. Assessor Kaliher's returns show a raise on real estate of over $80,000 and on personal property of $113,000 above the amounts recorded when the last assessments were made. TOLUME XXXII. NO. 27 LOSE S RIVER Albert East of Freer Gets Beyond His Depth While Bathing in Rum River and is Drowned. Dynamite and Drags Are Used in an Attempt to Recover the Body But Without Avail. On Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock Albert East, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank East of Freer, was drowned in the Rum river while bathing with a companion named Frank Erickson. The young man was between 16 and 17 years of age and worked for Berg man Bros. Albert East boarded at Anson Howard's and several times upon the day of his death he expressed a desire to go bathing. In the evening he met Will Mirick and asked him to ac company him to the river but Will did not comply with his request. He then proceeded to the Princeton hotel and induced Frank Erickson, who also works for Bergman Bros., to go with him. Frank was not, however, very anxious to accommodate Albert, as he knew nothing about the river. The two young men started for the river and a short distance below Um behocker's ice house asked some small boys to direct them to a good bathingt place. The boys pointed out the swimming hole where the young sters usually disport and informed them that there was a large sandbar there. Following the direction indicated by the boys the young men reached the swimming place, divested them selves of their clothing and went onto the sandbar, which was covered with about three feet of water. They knew nothing of a deep hole which existed at the extremity of this sandbar, and only one of them, Frank Erickson, could swim. Erickson eventually left the water and was under the impres sion that he was being followed by East, but upon gaining the bank he looked around and discovered that his companion, who was wading on the sandbar when he left the water, had disappeared. Erickson immediately returned to the sandbar, and though he could swim but poorly, plunged into the water in search of East. He then saw his companion rise in midstream and was almost near enough to reach him, but although he put forth every effort to grasp him by the hair be was un successful. As East did not rise to the surface again this was probably the third time he had come up. At the point indicated the current was swift and Erickson had all he could do to reach shore. The young man, who was almost distracted over the drowning of his companion, ran for help and several men were soon on the scene, including Will Mirick and two of Gollmars' circus men, who pulled off their clothes and dived to the bottom of the river. They were, however, unable to secure the body. The search was con tinued until nightfall without success. Before leaving the river a net was stretched across some distance below where the boy disappeared. The water was about 14 feet deep where the accident occurred. Throughout Monday a number of men dragged the river and heavy charges of dynamite were exploded beneath the surface of the water in the hope of recovering the body, but to no avail, while the young man's father, Frank East of Freer, stood on the bank and watched the operations. Notwithstanding diligent search for the body of Albert East is still in prog ress, the efforts of those who are dragging the river have, up to the time of going to press, proved unsuc cessful. Back From Alexaudrla. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jack returned on Sunday from Alexandria,- where they attended the druggists' conven tion. They also visited Dr. and Mrs. McMasters at Sauk Center and friends in St. Cloud. Mr. Jack says that the roads in places are in frightful con dition, but the auto pulled through without accident on the way home, although springs and other things were put out of commission during the journey to Alexandria. Don't Stay at Home July Fourth Go where you can have an enjoyable timeElk Lake park. Dancing after noon and evening. Gasoline launches will run throughout the day. Fish ing parties may obtain rowboats and tackle. Light refreshments, ice cream, soft drinks, cigars, tobacco, etc., will be on sale in the pavilion. A grand display of fireworks in the evening. Mr. Pratt will do his utmost to make it pleasant for all who attend the cele bration.