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Reception Given to Rev. and Mrs. 1. N.
Ooodell of the M. E. Church at
the Woodcock Home.
Members of Congregation and Others
Welcome These Good People to
Village of Princeton.
A reception to Rev. and Mrs. I. N.
Goodell was given at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Woodcock by
"the congregation of the Methodist
church on Friday evening, November
5. Rev. Goodell is the recently ap
pointed pastor of the Methodist
church at this place
The Woodcock home was crowded
with people who attended to welcome
Rev. and Mrs. Goodell to Princeton.
It was indeed a pleasant occasionthe
evening was thoroughly enjoyed.
The reception committee consisted of
Mesdames F. Sr Walker, R. L. Bar
tholomew, W. P. Chase and J. H.
Reichard, and refreshments in the
form of frappe and wafers were served
by Misses Kathryne Wold and
Eleanor Walker. The house decora
tions were of carnations and ferns.
R. Bartholomew made the ad
dress of welcome and Rev. Goodell
responded in a speech which was well
received by the gathering.
Among the features of the reception
was a pretty vocal solo rendered by
Miss Ruth Lundquist.
Sells tis Mechanical Mule.
County Commissioner C. E. Erick
son of Milaca has sold his automo
bile. It seems that Erick, despite his
strenuous efforts, failed to "domesti
cate" the obsteperous devil cart. It
would go backward when he wanted it
to go forward and vice versa. He
described it to us as "the essence of
rambunctiousnessthe acme of con
trariety," and said that it was, if
possible, wilder than the great Afri
can bongo, which Roosevelt is now
pursuing in the jungles.
So, after three or four chapters of
accidents pertaining to the machine
had found their way into the local
papers, Erick decided to dispose of it
and discovered a man who had been
in the broncho-busting business
willing to buy it at a bargain price
$251.98. We are, however, a little
ahead of our story. The circumstance
which persuaded Erick to get the me
chanical mule off his hands quickly
was as follows:
Erick asked his father-in-law to
take a constitutional spin with him,
telling the old gentleman, who was a
trifle wary, that he had mastered the
intricacies of the machine and was
perfectly familiar with its peculiari
ties. The old gentleman consented
and away they went, starting very
slowly. Erick gradually increased
the speed until they were scorching
over the country roads bumpety-bump
at the rate of fifty miles an hour.
^"Tis a trifle swift for me," declared
the old gentleman and Erick tried to
slow up The mechanical mule, how
ever, refused to respond and con
tinued its rush forward.
"We'll turn into this meadow," said
Erick, "and maybe I can stop her."
Down in the meadow they went and
Erick ran the machine in circles while
he monkeyed with the stopping gear,
but it was all to no purposethe auto
would neither slack up nor stop. At
last the steering apparatus refused to
respond and the machine ran amuck
of a stump, tearing it up by the roots
and scattering the occupants over the
greensward. When Erick's father-in
law gained his feet he remarked,
Erick, my boy, there is no reason
whatever in your going so far from
home to do stump pulling. You
would do me a favor by clearing
that piece of cut-over land that I
In the meantime the machine rushed
ahead and became stalled in a bog,
from whence it was pulled home by
four horses the following day. Erick
and his father-in-law hired a farmer's
team to return upon this "auspicious"
And this is why Erick sold his me
chanical mule. a
Village Council
All members were present at the
meeting on Thursday, November 4.
A. Z. Norton asked the council to
purchase a justices' manual at a cost
of $3.75. The request was granted.
The sum of $68.78 was turned in by
Gerhard Nachbarreceipts from the
village weighing station from October
8 to 30.
The recorder was instructed to
make an effort to effect a settlement
of all delinquent light bills turned
back to the treaurer upon some satis
factory basis.
A batch of bills was audited and
=the council adjourned.
Minneapolis Officials Inspecting ftlille Lacs
Another party of Minneapolis city
officials, including several expert
bacteriologists, has gone to Mille
Lacs lake to inspect the water, the
mud at the bottom of the lake and
everything animate and inanimate in
the vicinity of the lake. Those Min
neapolis people are gettting to be
mighty particular about their drink
ing water.
Apples, $2.75 a barrel, at the Cali
fornia Fruit store.
Dentist Walker at the hotel, No
vember 18, 19 and 20.
O B. Newton has improved his
bakery by putting in a new plate
glass front.
Mrs. Verge Hatcher attended the
Methodist Sunday school convention
at Milaca on Saturday and Sunday.
German services" will be held at the
Swedish Lutheran church on Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. Stamm.
Vitalized air given for the painless
extraction of teeth by Dentist Walker.
In Princeton, November 18, 19 and 20.
Captain Small has received from
Maine a large number of Dr. Odway's
improved plasters, which he has on
Mrs. John Olson of Silver lake,
who has been at the Northwestern
hospital for medical treatment, has
returned to her home convalescent.
E. D. Claggett arrived here from
Austin last night and this morning,
accompanied by Dan Aberle, went to
Miile Lacs lake for a short hunting
The employes at Allen & Co.'s store
were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. A.
E. Allen at a turkey supper on Tues
day evening and a very pleasant time
was passed.
The Theta Beta girls of the Congre
gational church will give a New Eng
land supper at the Maccabee hall on
Friday evening, November 19. Every
one is cordially invited. 46-2tc
Frank Behnke writes us from
Orange, California, that he is now
located at that place and will prob
ably remain there. He says he likes
the country very much.
There was a particularly good at
tendance at the Dorcas society's
luncheon served at Mrs. P. J. Wi
keen's yesterday afternoon. It was
a luncheon fit to set before a king.
Rev. E. H. Nicholson, district
superintendent of the Methodist
church, presided at the quarterly con
ference here on Tuesday evening. He
is a very pleasant gentleman to meet.
Emil Lipp of Waconia, accompanied
by his brother, William, who is con
ducting the general store at Brickton,
were callers at this office on Tuesday.
They are' both old-time friends of
the writer.
Judge William S. McClenahan of
Brainerd will preside at the term of
the district couit which convenes here
on Monday. In consequence of other
court duties Judge Taylor will De
unable to attend.
The Union carries this week the
following new ads, all of which make
interesting reading: A. E. Allen &
Co C. A. Jack, P. L. Roadstrom,
Black Hawk Mercantile Co F. T.-
Kettelhodt, A. S. Mark, Kopp &
Bartholomew, Evens Hardware Co.
The village of Pierz will get its spur
from the Soo into town after all. It
has been found that its recent election
comes under an old law which re
quires only a majority vote instead
of a five-eighths vote, as was sup
posed at the time to be necessary.
Wahkon Enterprise.
E. Grant has sold his Sandy lake
property to John Kennedy of Chicago
for $2,500 cash and will relinquish po
ssession in April next, when he and
his wife expect to come to Princeton
to reside. The property consists of
nearly 100 acres of land, a dwelling
house, barn, boats, etc.
Everyone is invited to attend a
church sale which will be given by the
ladies of the Union Aid society of
Zimmerman on Tuesday evening,
November 23. Many useful and fancy
articles will at that time be offered
for sale, among them twelve quilts
and bed spreads. Thos. Kaliher
will act in the capacity of auctioneer.
M. E. Northway of Milo called at
the Union office on Tuesday. He
came down to see Henry Uglem in re
gard to the extension of the West
Branch Farmers' Rural telephone
line. Mr. Northway has been a sub
scriber of the Union ever since it
startedabout thirty-three years ago.
George Deans of Foreston also called
at the Union office while Mr. North
way was there. Mr. Deans has also
taken the Union from its first
number to the present time.
Brakeman'on Freight Train Missed
His Hold and in Consequence
Loses Six of His Toes.
Is Taken to the Northwestern Hos-
pital, Where Dr. Cooney At-
tends to His Injuries.
Adolph Hedlund of Prentice, Wis.,
a brakeman on the northbound
freight which started to pull out of
Princeton at about 3:30 o'clock on
Friday afternoon, narrowly escaped
being cut in two while attempting to
board the train as it left the station.
Hedlund made an effort to climb
onto a boxcar, slipped and fell be
neath it The air valve was brought
into operation and the train stopped
as quickly as possible, but in at
tempting to reach the depot platform
Hedlund's toes were crushed by the
wheels. Had he not made a rapid
movement he would in all probability
have been instantly killed.
The unfortunate man was placed in
a wagon upon a mattress and removed
to the Northwestern hospital, where
Dr. Cooney, the Great Northern rail
way company's surgeon at this point,
found it necessary to amputate four
toes on the right foot and two on the
On Saturday morning Hedlund was
transported to St. Paul and placed
under the care of the Great Northern's
chief surgeon.
How the Law is Construed
In reply to a letter of inquiry from
Superintendent J. C. Marshall of the
Princeton public schools, Clifford L.
Hilton, assistant attorney general for
the state of Minnesota, writes:
I have to inform you that, con
struing chapter 400, G. L. 1909, this
office has held that the language 'of
or between the ages of 8 and 16 years'
includes children who have reached
the age of 8 years and all inter
mediate ages, up to the attainment of
the age of 17 years.
I am of the opinion that in the
enactment of chapter 400 G. L., 1909,
the legislature intended that a pri
vate school, in order to warrant
attendance at same to be a compliance
with law, must teach in the English
language substantially the same sub
jects as are taught in the public
schools in that locality. Of course, in
addition to such English branches
there may be taught in such private
schools any other subjects, including
religion, etc., as may be deemed ad
visable, as well as a foreign lan
Section 36 Held Unconstitutional
In an opinion handed down on Fri
day of last week the state supreme
court holds that section 26 of chapter
230, general laws of 1895,the drain
age act of that date,is void and un
The section held unconstitutional
confers upon county commissioners
the right to enlarge a previously
constructed ditch without giving the
property owners benefited the right
to be heard Assessments so made,
the court holds, are void.
The court holds that any ordinary
repairs may be made without con
sulting the owners of the property
benefited, but the improvement cannot
extend beyondthat. Air Hanscom's Candidacy
The St. Cloud Journal-Press of the
8th inst. contained two specials anent
the candidacy of Banker Hanscom of
Foley for state treasurer on the re
publican ticketone from Princeton
and one from St. Paul. The name of
the publisher of the Union figures
quite prominently in both specials.
Mr. Hanscom is an excellent gentle
man and his friends have a perfect
right to boom him for any position
they may see fit without regard to the
wishes of any other aspirant for a
position on the republican state ticket.
forfeited Tax Sale.
County Auditor E. E. Whitney on
Monday conducted the annual tax
sale of unredeemed lands in Mille
Lacs county pursuant to the pro
visions of sections #36, 937 and 938 of
Revised Laws of 1905, as amended by
General Laws of 1907. There was but
one purchaser, L. M. Mann, a non
resident of the county, who bought the
following tracts: SWM of NWM of
Sec. 21, T. 41, R. 26, and E of SW
and SK of SEM of Sec. 19, T. 43,
R. 27. The number of tracts offered
exceeded one hundred.
.Cheap! Cheaper!! Cheapest!.'!
A new brick dwelling house in
Princeton, 26x28, 14x20 nine rooms,
all finished heated by furnace, good
.basement, good barn and shed, four,
large lots. Will sell at a bargain if
taken at once. Address,
M. S. Rutherford & Co., &
46-3t Princeton, Minn.
Old Sherburne County Settler Dies
-From Paralytic Stroke at AI-
bion, Pennsylvania.
Funeral Will Be Held From Princeton
Congregational Church Tomor-
row at 2 o'clock P. fl.
News reached here yesterday that
Thomas E. Brown, an old settler of
Sherburne county, had died from a
stroke of paralysis at Albion,
Pennsylvania, where he went to live
with relatives about five years ago,
shortly after the death of his wife.
His remains arrived in Princeton this
morning and .the funeral will be held
from the Congregational church to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Thomas E. Brown was born in
Ireland in 1843 and was raised on a
farm. In 1862 he went to England
and for three years was employed in
a ship yard. He then came to Ameri
ca and, after six years in the lumber
business at Glen Falls, New York,
moved to Minnesota and settled on a
farm in Baldwin township, in the
adjoining county of Sherburne. In
1871 he was married to Miss Helen
Emily Costly and in 1876 moved to
Blue Hill and settled on a farm which
he occupied until a short time after
his wife's death. There were no
children born to Mr. and Mrs. Brown.
George A. Iselin Dead.
George A. Iselin of Cambridge, a
member of the prominent New York
family of that name, died on Monday
at the Mound Park sanitarium, St.
Paul, of cancer. For many years
Mr. Iselin has been connected with
the Cambridge newspapers and at one
time was the owner of the old Isanti
Press. Until quite recently he
has contributed to the editorial
columns of the Independent-Press.
His health has been poor for some
time and he went to the St. Paul
sanitarium in the hope of being bene
fited. He was a well-informed man
and a genial companion and was
highly regarded in Cambridge where
he had made his home for almost a
score of years.
Choral Service at Church.
Following is the program for Sun
day evening's service at the Metho
dist Episcopal church:
Organ Prelude Mrs Ewmg
Hymn joy to the World
Prayer Anthem O Send Out the Light Choir
Scripture Reading
Piano Solo Sketch by Bird Miss Lundquist
Quartet M'ss Lundquist, Miss Switzer
Mr Roos and Mr Orton.
Anthem Nearer My God to Thee Choir
Offertory Piano Duet Miss Lundquist Miss Woodcock
Organist Mrs Ewmg
Violinist Herbert Anderson
Choir Leader Mrs A Caley
.Religious Services at Glendorado
Services will be held at Glendorado
on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock and
an all-day meeting will be held on
Sunday with preaching in the morn
nig at 10:30 and big Sunday school
rallies at 12:30 and 2:00 o'clock. Rev.
Nobles of St. Paul, state Sunday
school superintendent, and Revs.
Bell and Tracy will speak. There
will be a picnic dinner to which every
body is invited and asked to bring
well-filled baskets.
No service will be held at Green
bush, Blue Hill or Santiago next
Mrs. Frank A. Day 111.
For several weeks Mrs. Frank A.
Day has been seriously ill at her
home in St. Paul and her condition is
considered critical. In company with
her genial husband Mrs. Day has
been a frequent attendant at meetings
of the State Editorial association and
she is well' known to the newspaper
fraternity. Mrs. Day is an excellent,
motherly woman and we hope for her
speedy recovery.
The Wisdom of Silence
The late Judge Silas Bryan, the
father uf William J. Bryan, once had
several hams stolen from bis smoke
house. He missed them at once, but
said nothing about it to any one. A
few days later a neighbor came to
"Say, judge," he said, I hear'd
yew had some hams stple t'other
night." "Yes," replied the judge,
very confidentially, "but don't tell
any one. You and I are the only
ones who know it. "Success.
Surprise Party.
A wagonload of the immediate
friends of Fred Hoehn, son of Joseph
Hoehn, surprised him last evening
upon the occasion of his twenty-first
birthday and presented him with a
set of cuff buttons and scarf pin.
Refreshments were served and a
royal time passed.
MM. Dr. Tarbox fTlns First Prize.
The Oneonta (N. Y.) Daily Star of
the 6th inst. tells of Mrs. O. C. Tar
box being awarded first prize for the
best statement of not to exceed 200
words why a person should select
Oneonta as a place of residence.
There were many competitors but the
judges decided that our former towns
woman's paper was the most concise
and comprehensive.
See Kopp & Bartholomew's tailor
ing ad on page 6.
New California celery and nice crisp
lettuce at the California Fruit store.
Bob King returned on Tuesday
from Superior, where he went on land
Call on Dr. Walker about your
teeth. Princeton, November 18, 19
and 20.
Wanted, a man to husk corn and a
boy to work for board while attending
school. Apply to L. A. Parks at
Kettelhodt's store.
Mrs. Fisher, wife of Rev. J. O.
Fisher of the Congregational church,
and family arrived here from Calu
met, Mich., on Monday.
Rev. E. C. Clemans arrived here
yesterday morning from Duluth for
the purpose of making arrangements
for holding an anti-saloon meeting at
this place.
The Ladies' Aid society of the M.
E. church will meet next Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Rev. and
Mrs. C. Larson in the George Newton
house, upstairs.
During the week M. S. Rutherford
sold three farms in this vicinity to
Iowa men. Mr. Rutherford is doing
his share toward bringing desirable
settlers into Mille Lacs county.
Health is wealth, and the wise per
son preserves it by dressing warm
this changeable weather. Kopp &
Bartholomew's splendid stock of
men's and boys' wearables is equal to
all your needs.
A letter from Ira Bullis, Omaha,
says his brother, James, or "Doc,"
as he was familiarly known here, has
been helpless in bed with the rheuma
tism for two weeks and shows no signs
of improvement.
M. B. Jennison of Zimmerman ex
pects to leave this week for Le
Grande, Oregon, where he and his
wife and family intend to make their
home. The latter have been at Le
Grande for several weeks.
Mrs. W. F. Hall returned to her
home at St. Cloud yeserday after a
visit of three days with Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Goulding. She was accom
panied home by Mrs. Goulding and
child, who will remain a week.
Everybody is going to the Thanks
giving ball at Brands' opera iiouse
on November 25. The best orchestra
available will furnish the music and
a cordial invitation is extended to the
public. Tickets may be secured at
the Avery Clothing House and the
California Fruit store.
The barn of Henry Marshall, who
lives on the north side, with a quanti
ty of hay therein, was destroyed by
fire at 1 o'clock on Monday after
noon. Sparks from a bonfire started
by persons in the neighborhood were
responsible for the fire. Mr. Mar
shall says his loss will be $100.
There was no insurance on the build
Place your bids now for the New
Home sewing machine at Ewings'
store. No bids will be received after
Monday evening, November 15. On
Tuesday morning the name of the
person entitled to the machine will be
announced. Persons desirous of se
curing one of the best machines on
the market should lose nd time in
placing their bids.
At the earnest solicitation of R. C.
Dunn the state highway-.commission
has .generously consented to furnish
two more car loads of crushed granite
as a top-dressing
for the coarse
granite that has been spread on the
Baldwin road. One car has already
arrived and the second is expected in
a day or two. The crushed granite
makes a smooth and compact road
way and holds the coarse rock in
A. J. Bullis, Ben Soule, C. A. Jack
and Aug. Jaenicke started on Monday
evening for their annual deer hunt
north of Cloquet. There they will
find everything prepared for them, as
Wm. Cordiner, Magnus Sjoblom,
Charley Murray and Cook Hulett
went ahead to set the house in order.
They also carried in the victuals and
snake bite cure, but whether there will
be much of the latter left when Andy,
Ben, Charley and August reach there
will of course depend on circum-
stances.--P "-Js.-ek S
High School Boys Redeem Themselves
by Defeating the Strong and
Agile East Side Team.
At Every Point Doane's Squad Shows
Superiority in Its Strategic
Moves on the Gridiron.
The fair grounds in this village last
Saturday were the scene of a hard
fought game of football between the
East Side high school of Minneapolis
and the Princeton high school, and
our boys won.
To start the game the East Side
kicked off to Princeton and by line
bucks by Jesmer, Berg and Roos the
ball was put down a short distance
from East Side's goal. Princeton, by
excellent use of the forward pass, put
the ball on East Side's 4-yard line
and Berg was shoved over for the
first and what proved to be the only
score of the game, which netted
Princeton 5 points. Roos failed to
kick goal.
In the second half Princeton kicked
off to East Side and the teams fought
back and forth, neither side having
any advantage until an East Side
player got away with a forward pass
and was stopped by Berg on Prince
ton's 3-yard line. East Side lost the
ball and Princeton, by a magnificent
showing of the "new game, "got the
ball down the field but lost on a
East Side could do nothing with our
defense and the game ended with the
ball in Princeton's possession on its
own 45-yard line.
Too much praise cannot be given
W. C. Doane, Princeton's coach, for
his fine work. After the defeat at
Elk River he drilled the team to per
fection in the use of forward passes
and the fake plays that fool the op
posing players, and beat a team that
had defeated Elk River.
The tackling of Angstman and
Robideau at ends were fine and both
players by their fast w.ork broke up
the plays of East Side before they
were started.
Hull and Umbehocker at tackle
played a great offensive game, often
tearing holes in the opposing line for
their team mates
Fullwiler and Pohl at guards played
a good game on both offensive and
defensive plays.
Wikeen at center played a fine
game and time and time again broke
through the line and got the oppos
ing quarter before he had given the
ball to his half back.
Jesmer and Roos at the halfback
positions played their parts like
old veterans and carried the ball for
repeated gains, tackling the opposing
players and often breaking up the
plays of East Side before they had
fairly started.
Caley at quarter ran his team in
excellent style and could hardly be
equalled for his coolness and head
Princeton Team Sizes Up ElK River
Since the Princeton high school
football team defeated the East Side
high school team, the Elk River
squad has shown that instead of hav
ing only one "Pike" on the team, it
is actually composed of some ten or
eleven "pikers" who have taken the
"easy way" and disbanded in order,
presumably, to escape being defeated
by the local eleven next Saturday.
The management had scheduled two
games with said team of "pikers,"
the first game to take place at Elk
River and the second at Princeton.
The Princeton team fulfilled its part
of the contract and went to Elk River
a week ago last Saturday and, be it
said to their discredit, were defeated
by the score of 16 to 0. Elk River
then figured on repeating the stunt
next Saturday until the Princeton
boys defeated the fast East Side team,
after which Elk River's only salva
tion was to disband. By so doing
they have lowered the standard of
high school football and, besides,
have shown that they have a large
yellow streak tucked away. Whether
the Princeton squad can secure a team
to play them next Saturday is doubt
ful and due credit is given Elk River
for breaking" up the schedule and
quitting without giving the Princeton
boys a chance for retaliation. Oh,
you "pikers!" H. S. A. A.
Court Boom Embellished
The court room is now a thing of
beauty. It has a golden gate at the
entrance to the judge's stand and the
furniture is embellished in first-class
stiye. The jury and other rooms
have also been fixed up in modern
style. It will surprise the judge when
he appears next week. Dan Spauld
ing, assisted by Robert Clark, exe
cuted the work.

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