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Body Will Reach Princeton Saturday
C. li. Chadbourne, One of mile Lacs are wilfully truants or needlessly de
_, tained by their parents
County'5 Pioneers, Dies in
the State of Oregon.
and nasonic Services be Held
Sunday at 2 o'clock.
Last Thursday afternoon a telegram
was received from Mr. Amos Chad
bourne which conveyed the sad intelli
gence that his father, Hon. Charles
H. Chadbourne, had died the previous
evening at Drain, Oregon. The only
particulars received since was a tele
gram yesterday from Lowell J. Chad
bourne to R. C. Dunn stating that he
would arrive in Princeton with the re
mains Saturday evening, and the
funeral would be held on Sunday at 2
p. m. under Masonic auspices.
C. H. Chadbourne was born near
the battle ground of revolutionary
fame at Lexington, Mass., on June 17,
1831. His early life was passed in
attending school and working on his
father's farm. At the age of 16 years
he left home and went to sea, follow
ing the life of a sailor for
years, the last four of which
master of a coasting vessel,
he was married to Deborah
at Rockport, Cape Ann, Nova Scotia,
and, with his wife, in 1855 came to
Minnesota. The following year he
located at Princeton, where he con
ducted a hotel for a short time and
then selected a farm in the town of
Baldwin, Sherburne county, one mile
south of Princeton village. There he
built his first claim shanty on July
4, 1856. Later he built a frame resi
dence and acquired more land which
made his farm 640 acres in extent.
About 30 years ago he erected a fine
brick residence on the site of his
original claim shanty. He farmed
extensively and his herds of full
blooded cattle were among the best in
the state: the butter produced in his
dairy was awarded first prizes time
and again at butter shows and at the
state fair. In the winter seasons he
carried on lumbering operations in
the Rum river pineries. About 18
years ago he sold bis farm and moved
to Princeton. For a time he was
identified with the creamery at present
owned by Bridgeman & Russell.
During the administration of Gov.
Lind he was assistant state dairy com
missioner. Of late years he was not
actively engaged in any business,
and after the death of his first wife,
three years ago, he traveled consider
ably. He took unto himself a second
wife in the person of Mrs. M. C.
Davis of Elk River, at Minneapolis
on November 4, 1908.
he was
In 1852
Last spring he disposed of his resi
dence and other property in Princeton
and concluded to spend the remainder
of his days on the Pacific coast.
He is survived by his widow and
five childrenLowell J., of Minne
apolis: Willard, of Seattle Amos, of
Drain, Oregon Mrs. John Kahher,
of Blue Hill, and Mrs. E G. Mills,
who is at present in Cuba with her
husband and family.
Mr. Chadbourne prided himself on
the fact that he was of revolutionary
stock and was born within sight of
the battle field of Lexington. He was
well informed and progressive in his
ideas. In 1874 he represented his
district in the state legislature: he
served several terms as county com
missioner of Sherburne county, and
neld numerous town offices He
assisted in organizing the town of
Baldwin in 1858, was one of its first
officers, and as long as he resided
there was regarded as the father of
the town. He was always deeply in
terested in the upbuilding of Prince
ton. In 1886 he was one of a delega
tion that waited upon Mr. J. J. Hill
and induced him to run a line of
road from Elk River to Princeton and
Milaca instead of further east as was
at first contemplated. He always
favored any project that would make
for the advancement of the material
interests of this section of the state.
Of him it can be truly said he was a
good and useful citizen, scrupulously
honest and straightforward in all his
dealings with his fellowmen
Compulsory Education Law,
Many people are of the opinion that
the compulsory education law is only
a farce or a bluff. There are so far
only a few who will be turned over to
the county attorney and Mille Lacs
county is to be congratulated on the
nearly universal compliance with the
It is much cheaper to comply with
its provisions, even if it does not meet
approval, than it will be to be brought
into court in the matter. It is not a
very tyrannical measure when we
consider the different clauses per-
mitting children to remain away from
The law is aimed only at those who
Let us look at this matter fairly as
parental duty and as citizens, and
see that the law is observed and that
prosecution shall be found neces-
,M sary in Mille Lacs county.
Princeton's Mew E. Pastor
The people of Olivia learned with
regret a few days ago that Rev.
Goodell had been assigned a pastor
ate at Princeton by the M. E. con
ference for next year, which means
that he is to leave here. He preached
his farewell sermon Sunday evening
and is preparing to leave the last of
the week for his new charge. Rev
Goodell, although here but one year
has won a strong hold in the affec
tions and good will of our people of
all denominations and the regret at
his departure is general. He is a
thorough student, a profound thinker
and a devoted church man. He has
been thoroughly appreciated by the
members of his church, and no pastor
has been more respected and esteemed
by those outside the church. Mrs.
Goodell has also endeared herself to
the people here whose best wishes will
accompany her.Olivia Times.
Hotel Improvements In Milaca
We notice by the Milaca Times that
great improvements are to be made in
the Arlington hotel at that place.
Among other changes a steam heating
plant is to be installed. We are glad
that Milaca is to have an up-to-date
modern hotel and the traveling public
will appreciate the same. There is no
town in the state in which there is a
better opening for a first-class hotel
than here in Princeton. Hundreds of
people pass Princeton by during the
year because of its lack of hotel
facilities. Of course, we have several
good small hotels in Princeton, but
what is needed is a. modern thirty or
forty room hotel. There is an urgent
demand for such a hotel here.
Sherburne County Jurors
The following jurors have been
drawn from the neighboring towns of
Sherburne county to serve at the term
of the district court commencing
November 8. Grand jurors: G. A.
Reed, Santiago Frank Lavalle, Blue
Hill C. A Hill, John Berg and W.
R. Lovell, Livonia Andrew Ander
son and Chas. A. Sandgren, Orrock:
Henry Murphy, Baldwin. Petit
jurors: Paul E. Garberg, C. H.
Carpenter and P. L. Larson, Santi
ago N. C. Johnson, Blue Hill
William Eaton, Livonia Thomas
Looney and George Judkins,
Job Eastman of Anoka Dead.
Job Eastman, well known to many
of the older residents of Princeton,
died at his home in Anoka, Sunday.
Mr. Eastman was a native of Maine
and was descended- from Puritanic
stock. He was born in 1827 and came
to St. Anthony in 1853. In the palmy
days of lumbering on the Rum river
Mr. Eastman's chief occupation was
naulmg supplies from Anoka to
the pinery camps, and many's the
yarn he spun on a cold winter's even
ing when he formed one of the group
that encircled the mammoth box stove
in the rotunda of the old American
Potatoes Are Moving.
Potatoes have been coming to mar
ket in a steady stream throughout
the week and the many buyers have
consequently been kept hustling.
Prices have fluctuated considerably
Triumphs, for which there has been
a heavy demand, running up to 75 cent
a bushel. At this price many of the
farmers appear willing to unload, al
though some are holding for the dol
lar mark, which Triumphs will proba
bly reach later in the season. A num
ber of cars have been shipped in the
past seven days, but the warehouses
still have large quantities of potatoes
on hand.
County Superintendent.
Glve the Boys a Chance.
A boy possessed of any spirit will
not remain long on the farm at home
after he is able to hustle for himself
if he is not properly treated. There
is a whole lot of good sense com
pressed into this paragraph from the
Rush City Post:
"Much has been written about keep
ing the boy on the farm. If the boy
is commercially inclined he will stay
on the farm if his father makes the
farm pay. Boys will stay on the
farm if given an interest in the busi
ness, and that business pays a
reasonable dividend. If a boy does
not work too many hours and has
the privilege of wearing as good
clothes as the town-bred boy and can
drive his own horse when he wants to
go he will be as contented as can be.
The boy wants a chance and if he
don't get it at home he will hunt for
it. Boys when budding into manhood
have ambitions and pride which if
properly cultivated will develop a
manhood, strong, reliable and full of
ah.*.* rn
Village, Town or County Officers Can
Not Incur Indebtedness to Ex-
ceed Maximum Tax Levy.
Except in specific cases, where an
indebtedness may be incurred by a
vote of the people, no board or
council can contract an indebtedness
wnich, together with the outstanding
obligations, will exceed the amount of
the maximum current tax levy and
available funds in the treasury. The
law also wisely provides a limit to
the amount of bonded indebtedness
that can be created even by a vote of
the people. For instance, the total
net indebtedness of a village cannot
exceed ten per cent of the assessed
valuation. It would be well for vil
lage, town and county officials to pay
closer attention to the law governing
the creating of a floating or bonded
We Best Serve Our Advertisers
It would be a pleasure to
Union to give its advertisers
positions desired in the columns of
the paper, each week, as we aim to
please our advertisers. But our first
care is to retain the subscribers we
have and add to their number, and a
paper cannot hold ifos subscribers
unless it pleases and interests them.
A newspaper without readers is worth
less as an advertising medium. We
aim to make every page of the
Union interesting to the reader,
and in doing so we best serve our
Such Contracts Null and Void and the flarshal Cravens Investigates and Ar
Officers Making the Same Are
Individually Liable.
Village, town and county officers
should understand that there is a limit And Mrs. Chas.
to the amount of indebtedness they
can incur without rendering them
selves individually liable for such in
debtedness. This is as it should be,
otherwise a village council, town
board or a board of county com
missioners might let contracts and in
cur indebtedness in any amount and
the tax-payers would have no redress.
Section 784 revised laws is as fol
"It shall be unlawful for the authori
ties of any county, town, city, village,
or school district, unless expressly
authorized by law, to contract any
debt or incur any pecuniary liability
for the payment of either the principal
or the interest of which during the
current or any subsequent years it
shall be necessary to levy a rate of
taxes higher than the maximum
proscribed by law. Every such con
tract shall be null and void in regard
to any obligation thereby sought to
be imposed upon such corporation
but every officer, agent or member
thereof who participates in or auth
orizes the making of such contract
shall be individually liable for its
preform ance. Every such officer or
agent who is present when such con
tract is made or authorized shall be
deemed to participate in or authorize
the making thereof, as the case may
be unless he enter or cause to be en
tered his dissent therefrom in the
records of such corporation."
The language of the statute is so
plain that no one possessed of com
mon intelligence can misunderstand
the meaning of the section above
There are several supreme court de
cisiona bearing-upoo the subject of
creating an indebtedness higher than
the maxmium tax levy will care for,
one particularly applicable will be
found in 57 Minn. 434, in the case of
Rogers vs. Le Sueur county, in which
the court held that, "The board of
county commissioners has no power
to incur liability for the county,
which, with the ordinary current
yearly expenses and other liabilities
payable within a year, will exceed
both the amount of funds in the county
treasury and the maximum amount
which can be assessed as one year's
taxes for county purposes according
to the tax lists on file when the con
tract is made under which the liability
will be incurred."
the the
A North Dakotan Swindled
H. F. Chaffee of Amenia, N. D.,
was last week the victim of gentlemen
of the confidence persuasionthey
persuaded Mr. Chaffee to advance
$25,000 on a security consisting of two
"gold" discs. He was told the se
curity was worth $40,000. Later he
discovered that he had a few pounds
of brass on his hands and reported
the swindle to the police of Minne
apolis, where the game was worked.
We fear that the amount of sympathy
which will go out to Mr. Chaffee in
his hour of trouble will be infinitesi
alt of Clothes Found on Bank of Rum
River by Mr. and /Irs. Chas.
Bullis on Sunday Last.
rives at Conclusion That Rai-
ment Was Discarded.
A peculiar find" was made by Mr.
Bullis in the Cater
Woods, about 40 rods west of the
uhilitia rifle range, and on the bank
Of the Rum river on Sunday at noon.
r. Bullis had gone to the river for
the purpose of looking for wood duck
and his wife accompanied him.
Mrs. Bullis, in passing along the
bank, espied a pile of clothes and
called her husband's attention to it.
Thereupon he immediately proceed
ed to investigate and this is what he
found: A man's coat and pants of
fairly good material, shirt, under
clothes, hat, socks and pair of strong
shoes. It was just such clothes as a
laboring man might wear.' Mr Bullis
examined the pockets and found
therein a clean handkerchief and a
quantity of chaff such as might come
from working around a threshing
machine. There were no papers or
letters of any kind to give a clue to
the person who left the clothes.
The raiment, says Mr. Bullis, was
piled up as if left on the bank by
some one who entered the river to
take a bath. He doesn't think that
any one would discard such good
clothes as those left on the bank.
As far as possible Mr. Bullis made
a search along the stream but did not
sjucceed in finding any signs,of a
body and later notified Marshal
Cravens of the discovery of the
The marshal proceeded to the spot
on Monday afternoon, scrutinized the
clothes and came to the conclusion
lat they had been discarded by some
tnresherman who had purchased a
new outfit and gone to the river bank
to change. The clothes, says the
marshal, have the appearance of hav
ing lain there for several weeks. As
nb one has been reported missing in
.$fts -^locality this conclusion^ is
probably correct. fioadstrom Is Progressive.
Since P. L. Roadstrom succeeded L.
W. Pierson in the general mer
chandise business on Main street he
has at all times made it his aim to im
prove the store and carry a stock of
the very best goods in all depart
ments. He commenced on a small
scale because he had tohe did not
possess the money to buy a large
stock of goods. But by industry and
perseverance he has prospered until
he now carries one of the best stocks
of merchandise to be found in any
store in the northwest. And not alone
that. He recently rearranged the
various departmentsdry 'goods,
shoes, groceries, etc.,and has built
a capacious brick structure in the
rear of the store for storage purposes.
Every department is separate and
distinct and a lively business is in
progiess most of the time. Road
strom 's store is suggestive of the big
department emporiums in the cities so
far as the perfection of its arrange
ment is concerned.
Air. Kutherford Returns
M. S. Rutherford returned on
Saturday evening from a three weeks'
trip through Washington and Oregon,
where he went in the interest of his
land business and to take general ob
servations of the country. He found
a general condition of prosperity pre
vailing and many immigrants settling
on lands in both states, but he failed
to discover any territory that ap
proaches Minnesota as far as rich
soil and a diversity of crops are con
cerned. The great drawback to the
settlement of portions of Minnesota,
says Mr. Rutherford, is the lack of
good roads. Mr. Rutherford is one
of the greatest good roads enthusiasts
in Minnesota and is doing his utmost
to better conditions along this line.
Greatest Potato Center In State.
Princeton is the greatest potato
market in the state. Experienced
potato buyers predict that before the
close of the present season from 1,600
to 1,800 carloads will be shipped from
here. Each car will average close to
600 bushels. At an average price of
50 cents per bushel it means that
about $500,000 will be distributed
among the potato growers tributary
to Princeton.
Spencer Brook Bridge to be Built.
At a meeting of the county com
missioners of Isanti county on Tues
day it was determined that the county
would erect a substantial steel bridge
across the Rum river at Spencer
Brook. The town of Spencer Brook
?fff! slaw
contributed $300, and $500 more was
by private subscription. The
$800 will be turned over to the county
commissioners, and the county is to
furnish the balance necessary^ for the
completion of the bridge. A bridge is
badly needed at Spencer Brook, and
the determination of the Isanti county
commissioners to build it will be hail
ed with delight by the people directly
interested and the traveling public
Roads Leading West In Bad Shape.
Never has the road leading west
from the depot been in a more deplor
able condition than it is at present.
It is now in no better shape than be
fore an attempt was made to grade it,
and, as usual, the part within the vil
lage limits is the worst. Two men
and a team could straw that road in a
couple of days.
The main Greenbush road half a
mile north of the highway referred to
above is as full of ruts as a sieve is
of holes. It is really too bad that no
attempt has been made to put this
most important highway in proper re
pair. The farmers complain most bit
terly of the neglect of this road, es
pecially that part of it within the vil
lage limits, and they have a right to
complain. Surely something can be
done by the town and village authori
ties towards bettering this much trav
eled highway before cold weather sets
Burdette Bates and Mrs. Minna
Ellingwood were married on Saturday
evening at the residence of the bride's
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
1 Jacobs, Spencer Brook. Rev. J. F.
Roper was the officiating minister and
Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs were the wit
nesses. The bride was married in a
white velveteen dress.
A reception was given after the
ceremony and the bride and groom
^ere presented by their friends with
many useful articles.
Mr. and Mrs. Bates returned to
Princeton on Sunday evening and are
at home in the Chas. Elder house on
the north side.
Three Hundred Bushels Per Acre.
There are farmers in the north end
of Princeton township who have har
vested 300 bushels of potatoes to the
UoEtt. There are three Triumph, pota
toes in the i on office, each of them
as large as a goose egg, fair speci
mens of an entire load that was being
hauled to market Tuesday. We be
lieved the farmer when he said his
crop of Triumphs would average 300
bushels to the acre, which means that
he will realize over $200 to the acre.
The man who owns a good 40-acre
farm in Mille Lacs county has a gold
Harry Pratt and His Flyer.
Harry Pratt and Tim Cohoes came
up from Zimmerman in the "Plying
Dutchman," Harry's new road ma
chine, on Thursday evening. "The
machine," said Harry, "merely
touched the high places as it sped
toward Princeton and, you must re
member, I am not an expert chauffeur
either. Give me time to get more
thoroughly acquainted with the intri
cacies of my roadster, and I guarantee
I will make it jump a fence or turn a
somersault." Harry is a determined
cuss and it would not surprise us to
see him attempt these feats.
Al. Munz a Wonder.
Albert Munz reports that last week
he cleaned up his double-barreled
blunderbuss and drove into the
country to secure a few ducks. He
found eighteen mallards sitting in a
pond and blazed away. Thirteen were
killed by the first shot and the re
maining \five he dropped with the
second shell as they arose from the
water. Al attributes this remarkable
feat to the scattering qualities of his
blunderbuss. It is possible, of course,
to accomplish such a feat!
Mrs. Charles Keith as Hostess
Greyselon Du Luth chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
was entertained at a banquet yester
day afternoon at the Spaulding, Mrs.
Charles Keith of Princeton, Minn.,
being hostess. Covers were laid for
Mrs. George M. Smith, historical
secretary, read the report for the
last year, but otherwise the gathering
was in the nature of a social.Du
luth News-Tribune, Oct. 20.
Will be Home Saturday.
Mrs. E. E. Whitney will return from
the west on Saturday. She left
Princeton chiefly for the purpose of
escaping the hay fever, which she
invariably suffers from in acute form
every season when at home. At Sand
Point, Idaho, where she has been
visiting relatives, she entirely escaped
the hay fever, although plenty of
goldenrod grows there. This seems
to show that goldenrod is nob respon
sible for the disease.
K"** %IH* sA 1
MHINGTONOTHING Princeton and Anoka Football Teams
Engage in Contest Which Tries
Mettle of Both Sides.
Splendid Exhibition of Great Ameri-
can College Game Played for
AH There Was In It.
The score, 0 to 0, might lead one
who had not seen the game, to believe
that it was a sort of an old ladies'
afternoon quilting-bee, with each team
doing the Alphonso-Gaston stunt,
insisting that the other team take the
ball and make a touchdown, as neither
could find it in their hearts to do such
an ungentlemanly act as to score on
their opponents. On the contrary,
however, it was a hard fought, bitter
ly contested game all the way through
and to gain a yard of the other fel
low's territory was like pulling the
proverbial eyetooth. It was a good
exhibition of the great American col
lege game and the teams of both
high schools went at it hammer and
tongs, with a grim determination to
drag the other team's colors in the
dirt. However, fate and all her as
sistants were out "doing" the Pitts
burg-Detroit game, the Johnson
Ketchell fight and some of the other
larger sport attractions that were
pulled off last Saturday, and the
Princeton-Anoka game had to remain
a tie, 0 to 0.
The game was played on the Anoka
grounds, the Princeton team, with a
small crowd of faithful followers
going down on the morning train.
Owing to a term of court the hotel was
crowded and the Princeton team, after
eating a hasty 1:30 dinner, was
bundled into a bus, hurried out to the
field and, in the slang of the day, in
structed to "hop to it."
Capt. Roos won the toss and chose
to defend the west goal, the wind
favoring this slightly. Anoka kicked
off to Princeton's 20-yard line, Prince
ton's right tackle returned 10 yards,
Roos circled Anoka's right flank for a
25-yard gain but in the mix-up that
followed Anoka got the ball. After
two unsuccessful attempts to gain
Anoka punted to Princeton's 5-yard
line. Caley returned 10 yards before
being downed. Jesmer went through
the line for 5 yards. Berg added
three more on a line plunge. Roos
punted to Anoka's 25-yard line and
Robideau fell on the ball. The Anoka
line tightened and the Princeton backs
could not gain. On the third down
Princeton tried a fake drop kick which
failed to work and the bail went to
Anoka on downs and they immediate
ly kicked it out of danger. The ball
see-sawed back and fourth in the
center of the field for the remainder of
the first half, with neither side able to
make any consistent gains. It looked
rather bad for Anoka for a minute,
when Robideau for Princeton caught
a forward pass on Anoka's 7-yard
line, but the play was called back by
the referee.
The second half was a repetition of
the first, with the ball in Anoka's
territory the greater part of the time,
but when Princeton would get within
striking distance of Anoka's goal the
defense would tighten up and there
would be "nothing doing" in the
line of scoring.
Notes of the Game.
This was the first game of the
season for the Princeton boys and
they deserve considerable credit for
holding Anoka to a 0 to 0 tie. The
line men played a hard, consistent
game, charging low and fast and
often breaking through and tackling
the runner for a loss. The ends both
played a strong defensive game and
Anoka soon discovered that they
could do nothing with the outpost
positions. The back-field worked
good on the offense and was a tower
of strength on the defense. Caley at
quarter ran the team well and used
good judgment in selecting his plays.
As a first attempt the game was en
tirely satisfactory to the rooters and
Wickham of Milaca and Reed of
Anoka officiated and the game was
free from wrangling of all kinds. It
was a good game to watch from the
spectator's standpoint.
The Princeton teachers and rooters
who accompanied the team made up
in enthusiasm and spirit what they
lacked in numbers, and materially
aided the boys on the field.
The game, although bitterly fought
on both sides, was free from all dirty
playing and muckerism and time was
only taken out once or twice during
the whole game. Aside from a few
honest bumps and bruises there was
no material damage done.
A few of the Princteon alumni were
up from the state university and pub
considerable spirit and fight into the
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