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K. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 01.00 Per Tear.
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
State Revenue 32,50? Bl
University 1 Mill School
Road and bnc"ge
Sidewalk tax
State Loan
163 80 105 35
71 96 42
-63 90
1 147 2Q
Total 3,918.50
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
Revenue State loan.
3506 4s
300 0b
$b06 54
Revenue $453 81
20 6b
36 99
219 21
73 b9
51,537 23
Land Road
State Rev-
Loan enue Bridge
5490 12
Bogus Brook 71
Greenbush Milo Milaca
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
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
South Harbor 109
Isle Harbor
Hayland East Side
Onamia. Page
s^RisyKss-sieie 76*^53. CA.
Total township taxes
Tms total includes
10 11
13 14 15 36
17 lb
20 21 22
2i 24 25 2b
1~ 50
?11 250 SI
$12 69 for town buildme
tax in Milo and 14b 71 in Kathio
No of
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
240 5b
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
23 23
10 65
35 3^
10 1^
44 40
15 40
5 36
47 50
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
31 32
33 34 35 36
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
the missing
see may be obtained the
First National Bank, Princeton.
Stroeter Pickle Company.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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

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