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Mrs. C. A. Caley and firs. Guy Ewing Give a Party in Honor of Miss Ruth Lundquist. Jlany Presents Bestowed on Fair Young Lady Who Will Soon be United in Wedlock. Mrs. C. A. Caley and Mrs. Guy Ewing gave a shower on Monday evening at the Caley residence in honor of Miss Ruth Lundquist, a coming bride. In the house decora tionswhich were elaboratehearts were trumps. There were hearts great big red fellowssuspended everywhere. In fact the air was full of them, and they were intertwined with clinging vines and blossoms of fragrant sweetness. It was indeed a pretty social event at which fifty or more of Miss Lundquist's friends gathered to pay their respects in honor of her coming marriage to Peter L. Roadstrom and to bestow upon her tokens of their esteem. An improvised seat of pillowssix highwas placed in the center of the drawing room and thereupon Miss Lundquist was requested to sit. Above her head were suspended a horse shoe, an old slipper and a heart as bigwell, as big as Pete's. Then the ladies brought in a large clothes basket and, taking from it one package at a time, requested Miss .Lundquist* to guess the contents. This seemed to be an easy task for her, as she guessed wrong only in very few instances. Pete was there too, but he did no guessinghis occupa tion consisted in supplying the blushes while the packages were being opened. At the conclusion of the shower Miss Lundquist was sur rounded by a pile of presents four feet high and among them were some beautiful articles. Charades and other pastimes were enjoyed during the evening and there were a number of songs rendered. Refreshments were served by the hostesses, who were assisted in so doing by some of the other ladies. Miss Ruth Lundquist will be mar ried to Peter L. Roadstrom on Tues day, February 8. A Square Deal to All. Once and for all let it be plainly understood the Union has no favorites in business. We aim to treat each and all of our advertising customers fairly. If an advertiser contracts for a certain space in a cer tain position he gets that space and that position. Otherwise he who applies first for a certain position gets itfirst come first served. The first and fourth pages of the Union are reserved for reading matterno dis play advertisement save an announce ment on some extraordinary occasion will be inserted on either of those pages. The i n's first concern is to cater to its readerswithout readers a newspaper is useless as an advertising medium. The Union has a larger circulation within and without Mille Lacs county, and in the adjoining towns of Isanti and Sher burne, than the combined circulation of all the other newspapers published in the county, and the i n's sub scription list is constantly increasing. If any one doubts the truth of these asertions our subscription book is open to his inspection. Cambridge Girls Again the Victors. In the debase between the Duluth and Cambridge high schools at the latter place last Friday evening two out of the three judges decided in favor of the Cambridge trio. The Duluth Central high school was represented by Charles G. Evans, Rupert D. O. Brien and Harry L. Zlatkovsy the Cambridge school by the Misses Mildred TorII, Geneva Peterson and Eulalia Ericsonthe same girls who defeated the Princeton high school team a few weeks ago. The subject of debate was: "Resolved that Minnesota Should Adopt the Initiative and Referendum,"the same question that was debated by the Cambridge and Princeton schools. The Union extends its heartiest con gratulations to the Cambridge girls over their double victory. It is no small honor for three village misses to defeat the champion debaters of a metropolitan high school. Ben Haas Defeats (xrosso Ben Hass, at the armory on Friday night, threw Antonio Grosso of Min neapolis, the champion Italian welter weight wrestler of Minnesota, twice in succession, the first fall having been accomplished in 15 minutes and the second in thirty-five. It was an inter esting match, but Grosso would doubtless have done better had he not been handicapped by two sore elbows. At the conclusion of the match Grosso offered to bet $50 that he could throw Hass at any time stipulated. The bet was not taken. Hass was in fine con dition and had but little difficulty in overcoming his opponent. There were three preliminary bouts pulled off previous to the Hass-Gros so matcha boxing match between Henry Shockley and Chas. Walker, and two wrestling contests between Arthur Roos and Ernest Prescott and Frank Beden and Ernest Prescott, respectively. John Fallon, Grosso's manager, and Henry Tindalph, an electrical engineer, were in attendance from Minneapolis. Herman Taken for an Indian Herman Schwartz, the hide buyer, tells a good story on himself in sub stance as follows: He was up in Deerwood purchasing hides and en tered a saloon to get a glass of lager. The sinner behind the bar sized him up, shook his head and remarked, "We don't sell to people with Injun blood." Herman said nothing but proceeded to another establishment of similar nature, where he was again refused upon the same grounds, and it was not until he produced his busi ness card that he could secure a schnit of foam. Mr. Schwartz' swarthy complexion was of course responsible for the amusing error, and he says he will hereafter peroxide his complexion to avoid trouble. Speaking of Deerwood Mr. Schwartz says it is one of the coming towns of the north countryevery thing is hustle and bustle there. A Great Electioneering Scheme. A whole lot of innocent grangers are now due to receive nicely worded "commissions" informing them that they have been appointed delegates to a conservation convention that the governor has mapped out for the month of March. A whole lot of dele gates will pay their expenses up to St. Paul where it will be easier to electioneer them than it would be to go to their homes. Of course there will be conservation talk for the bene fit of the newspapers, but the real motive will be uncovered in the hotel lobbies. Bright scheme, but the governor's supporters have got many more of them up their sleeves. Elk River Star-News. Onamia Town Refuses to Issne Road Bonds The proposition to bond the town of Onamia to the extent of $15,000 for road purposes was defeated at the special town election held last Satur day. We would advise our friends in the lake towns to vote the maximum road tax10 millsat the annual town election, and then the super visors of the several towns should levy the maximum poll tax, also the maximum real and personal property tax, which must not exceed one dollar on each one hundred dollars assessed valuethe latter tax is payable in labor at the option of the taxpayer. Pnptls and Teachers Entertained. It was a delightful evening Indeed that the pupils of the Eighth grade, chaperoned by Misses Margaret I. King and Tennie Cravens, recently enjoyed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Patten in Wyanett. Mr. Patten sent teams to Princeton to con vey the party, 70 in all, to his home and brought them back at the con elusion of the festivities. Games, musical numbers and other forms of amusement entered into the evening's program and a sumptuous supper was served. All speak highly of the hos pitality accorded them. Another Colliery Catastrophe. Another terrible mining disaster, this time in Colorado. An explosion in the main shaft of the Colorado Fuel & Iron company's mine at Primero in that state on Monday caused a fear ful loss of life. Already 50 dead bodies have been taken out, many of them horribly mutilated, and forty or fifty miners are unaccounted for, but there is little hope entertained that any of them will be found alive. As usual the cause of the dreadful accident is unexplained. Switchmen's Strike Ended. The ill-starred switchmen's strike is ended. Many of the old hands will get back their old places, but other of the strikers will lose their jobs per manently. How much better it would have been for the switchmen bad they consented to arbitrate their differences with the railroad companies in the first placethe men certainly would have been the gainers and the general public would hav6 been saved much inconvenience and loss. school Report, District 24 School report of district 24, Prince ton township, for the month ending January 28: Pupils attending twenty days were Beth, Ivy and Ruth Berry, Edna Brooks, Mildred Edmonds, Elmer, Oscar and Lillian Gustafson, Gertrude Orne, Albert Satterstrom. Eva M. Hatch, Teacher. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1910. IN HOSORJF BURNS Eighth Grade Pupils Present an Ex" cellent Progam at the High School Assembly Hall. Entertainment is Arranged by Miss Margaret I. King for Benefit of the Piano Fund. Every seat was occupied and stand ing room was at a premium in the high school assembly room last Fri day evening, the occasion being the Burns' literary entertainment given by the Eighth grade pupils under the direction of their teacher, Miss Margaret I. King. It was originally intended to give the entertainment on the evening of Tuesday, the 151st anni versary of the poet's birthday, but there was a lecture at the M. E. church on that evening, and besides, Friday evening, at the close of the school week, was considered a better time. But others besides the Eighth grade pupils assisted in the delightful programthe high school orchestra* Mrs. Benjamin Soule, part of the church choir, Mrs H. C. Cooney, Mr. W. G. McVicar, Miss Huse's class of little girls from the Whittier school, Miss Tennie Cravens, several of the high school pupils, and last but by no means least, Miss King herself, all contributed to the evening's enjoy ment. The wall in the rear of the platform was adorned with a chalk sketch of the Scottish thistle, the names of prominent Scottish clans, and a steel engraving of Burns and his Highland Mary flanked with Old Glory and an English flag. The dates of Burns' birth and death were also traced upon the wall. The program opened with a selec tion by the high school orchestra, en titled "Kahkwa Club March," which was so well rendered as to bring an encore. Each and every number on the program as printed in last week's issue were given. It would be invidious to particularize when all acted their parts so well. Miss Mary Huse's class of 11 little girls from the Whittier school are deserving of par ticular mention. The children, repre senting Scottish milkmaids, presented a neat and striking appearance in their tartan caps and capes, and the prefectly natural and childlike manner in which the little tots spoke their pieces"Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes" and "Up in the Morning Early"captivated the audience and elicited thunderous applause. Miss Huse understands how to manage children and win their affection and she is fairly worshipped by her little pupils, hence her great success as a primary teacher. Miss Tennie Cravens read a care fully prepared and exceedingly in teresting paper on Burns which was listened to with marked attention. We deem the paper worthy of repro duction in the i n, which will be done later. As Mr. W. G. McVicar is a "grown- p" it may not be out of place to re mark that, judging from the vigorous applause, his rendition of "The Laird O'Cockpen" was one of the hits of the evening. Mrs. H. C. Cooney's vocal solo was admirably renderedshe was at her very best and, figuratively speak ing, "brought down the house." She possesses a remarkable range of voicein fact there are few who can equal her in solo parts. Mrs. Soule accompanied Mrs. Cooney on the piano. Miss Marjorie Smith, violinist and leader of the high school orchestra, is a musician possessing more than ordinary talent, and much credit is due her for so successfully bringing to a high point of excellence the musical organization named. The musical recitation by Miss Mildred Rutherford was indeed a pretty selection and was ably rendered. Miss Aimee Woodcock accompanied her. The numbers by the school choir could not have been better sung, es pecially the selection, "My Heart's in the Highlands," which closed the program, and Miss Margaret I. King then thanked, in a few well chosen words, the audience for its liberal patronage. It was a highly enjoyable enter tainment and all who attended were more than pleased and left the assembly room prouder of Princeton's schoolsteachers and pupils alike than when they entered. About $46 was realized for the piano fund. The indefatigable getter-up of the enter tainment, Miss Margaret I. King, is entitled to great praise. SERIOUS JITUATION Lack of Railroad Cars for Shipping Tri- umph Potatoes Causing Local Dealers Uneasiness. flust be Delivered at Southern Points for Seeding Purposes Within Next Twenty Days. Lack of railroad cars for shipment of potatoes is causing dealers at this place much uneasiness. Some of the dealers have on hand a large amount of Triumphs that cost from 80 to 95 cents per bushel these potatoes are *ior the southern market for seeding purposes they must be delivered with in the next 20 days or the consignees Will refuse to take them and the loss to home dealers will be enormous. Already W. H. Ferrell & Co. have re ceived messages canceling orders be cause of failure to deliver the stock at time designated. The local dealers, under the circumstances, do not care to load up with more Triumphs at this season of the year and the market for that high-priced potato is demoral ized. The farmer must dispose of his Triumphs within the next two weeks otherwise that variety *rill fetch no better prices than Burbanks, which means a loss of from 50 to 60 cents on every bushel of Triumphs that the farmers have to sell. It is estimated tigat there are 800 cars of potatoes at tlfis point awaiting shipment. Today a delegation will go to St. Paul to consult with officials of the Great Ejbrthem and urge them to make every effort to relieve the situation. i. West Branch Creamery Report. l?he financial statement of the West Branch creamery, furnished by its enterprising secretary, John Teutz, for the year ending December 31,1909, is hereunder given. The figures show a healthy condition of the industry and speak for themselves: Pounds milk received 258,043 Pounds cream received 303,719 Average test of milk 3 87 Average test of cream 26 73 Pounds butterfat from milk 9,988 41 Pounds butterfat from cream 81191 63 Total pounds butterfat 91180 04 Pounds butter manufactured 109119 Pounds butter sold to patrons 2,475% Pounds butter shipped 106 202 Pounds butter sold at home 441# OSg-vun nercent Total A. 19 67 Aveiiage-price per pound paid patrons for butterfat 27 43 Average price obtained for butter 26 44 CASH RECEIPTS Butter, including butter sold to pa trons $28 854 63 Other sources 1 056 41 $.29 911 04 CASH DISBURSEMENTS Patrons including butter sold to them. Running expenses and repairs Interest On debt Taxes insurance and uicnic expenses Total Balance on hand Jan 1,1910 Total $25,011 40 2 678 52 216 06 800 00 149 14 28 855 12 1,055 92 $29 911 04 JOHN TEUTZ Secretary County Commissioners. On Tuesday the county board met and took up the final hearing on the petition and report of the engineers and viewers on ditch No. 8. The only person who maintained any opposi tion to the ditch was J. C. Sandberg. Almost two days were consumed in straightening the matter out, but this was unavoidablethe commissioners proceeded as expeditiously as was possible. The engineers' and viewers' reports were adopted by the board without change and the ditch will be constructed in due course of time. The main ditch of No. 8 will start in township 42, range 26, and empty into a brook in township 42, range 25. It will have several branches. Sleigh Plays Trick on Them While Gust Manke, Frank Schilling and several others were on their way to Green lake for the purpose of snatching finny monsters from the deep the sleigh in which they were riding went over an embankment, turned bottom side up and imprisoned them. But those Teutonic giants were equal to the ocoasionthey humped their backs and threw the sleigh from off them as if it were a mere cracker box. They then righted itwhile the horses winked at one anotherand proceeded to the lake, where they hooked probably more fish than the law permits. Examination of Enumerators. Saturday, February 5, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon sharp, candidates for census enumerators are requested to put in an appearance at the Princeton postoffice. Postmaster Briggs will then instruct them as to the place where they are to fill out the examina tion blanksit will probably be in the school house. These blanks will be forwarded by the postmaster to B. L. Hollister, census supervisor for this district, at Aitkin, who will notify the successful candidates. Bottling: and Testing Air. The idea of bottling samples of air in factories and industrial buildings and carrying it away to be scientific ally tested in laboratories, a pro cedure often resorted to with liquids, would have been derided a few years ago, but it is regarded in a different light today. It is said, too, that the most desirable table beverage is golden grain belt beer. Because of its pure, wholesome qualities it has won a dignified place in the American home. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjoblom Bros., wholesale dealers, Princeton. Can't Afford the medicine. The mastication of porterhouse steak has been recommended by emi nent scientists as a helpful practice for sufferers from rheumatism. Under the present conditions there are many who will not be able to test the worth of this recommendation. As a rule those* pesky high-browed and high salaried specialists have a habit of recommending to the sufferers prac tices which but few can afford.Wa dena Pioneer-Journal. Well Said, Miss Quentin C. S. Cairns can't understand why the St. Paul assembly is contemplat ing appropriating $5,000 in addition to the government appropriation for taking the census. You see, Charley, the government funds are to be used for just getting the records of the St. Paulites who are there, and the extra $5,000 will help cover expenses in getting the records of those who aren't.Quentin in Minneapolis Tribune. Will Install Another Agitator. The Princeton Co-operative cream ery will shortly install a 300-gallon Wizard agitator, the increased busi ness having made this necessary about 360 pounds of butter per week more than last year at this time is being turned out. The agitatoror cream vatin use now holds nearly 400 gallons. Another improvement will be made in the shape of painting the interior of the creamery. A Big: liOt of Horses. I have received a large number of excellent horses, in fact ray barn is full of them. They are all sound native horses, young and strong. You will find among them horses suitable for farm work, driving or riding purposes. Make your selection now while the number to choose from is large. 4-tf Aulger Rines. Alexander McDougall Dead. As we go to press we learn that Alexander McDougall died at his home in Milo this morning from dropsy and asthmatic troubles. Mr. McDougall was a man greatly re spected in the community. Further particulars will be printed in next week's Union. Two New Cottages Drescber Bros, are building two cottages in the Whitney mill district which they expect to occupy within a few weeks. The cottages are nearing completion and are constructed in a very substantial manner. Drescher Bros, are carpenters who thoroughly understand their business. No Doubt of It. James J. Hill is doing his real life work after retiring from business by stirring up the country and arousing thought in the scheme of better farm ing. If J. J. Hill had railroaded the way some folks farm he would be working on a section gang.Two Harbors News. Purcell to Succeed Thompson Fountaine L. Thompson, recently appointed United States senator from North Dakota to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator John son, has resigned on account of ill health, and Gov. Burke has appoint ed W. E. Purcell of Wahpeton to succeed him. Notice. An opportunity is now open at the Northwestern Hospital Training School for Nurses for two young women desirous of becoming trained graduate nurse's. A small salary attached. For particulars address Dr. H. C. Cooney, Princeton, Minn. 7 Wanted. Wanted, a man or woman in every town in Mille Lacs and Isanti counties to act as agents for a new household invention. Every home needs, wants, must have it. Be the first to apply. Call on or write Peter Torell, Prince ton, Route 2. 6-2tc Moving' Picture Show. There will be a moving picture show at Brands' opera house on Monday and Tuesday evenings next, February 7 and 8, and on the evenings of Fri day and Saturday, February 11 and 12. Show commences at 8 o'clock. Buckman Appointed Deputy. Ex-Congressman C. B. Buckman of Little Falls has been appointed a dep uty United States marshal. A rather small position for a man who has figured so prominently in political affairs as Mr. Buckman has. VOLUME XXXIY. NO. 6 FORCHURCH BENEFIT Musicale Given at Dr. Lester's on Tuesday Evening and Neat Sum Realized Therefrom. Entertainment Well Patronized and Some of the Best Local Talent Assists In Program. A musicale of a particularly enter taining jiature was given for the bene fit of St. Edward's Catholic church at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Lester on Tuesday evening and the house was packed with patrons. A program, in which some of the best musical talent in the village took part, was presented and a synopsis of the same is given below: A piano solo by Miss Edna Whitney was the first number on the program and it was executed with artistic skill. This was followed by a pretty man dolin duet by Miss Abbie Switzer and Dr. LesterMrs. Guy Ewing ac companying them. Then came a vocal solo by Miss Louise Lenertz, a piano solo by Miss Adena Lundquist, a song by little Eileen Kaliher, a recitation by Miss Grace Dugan, a selection by the Euterpea quartet, a vocal solo by Miss Ruth Lundquist, a violin solo by Herbert Anderson accompanied by Miss Norma Van Alstein, and a vocal solo by Mrs. C. A. Caley. Each and every one of the participants rendered their numbers in a delightful manner and responded* to encores. The house decorations were of ferns and potted plants, and refreshments in the shape of coffee and cookies were served. A neat sum was realized. for the benefit of the church. 1 Laid to Best The funeral of Mrs. Marinda J. Hunt was held from the Princeton Methodist church yesterday at 3 o'clock and the services were con ducted by Rev. I. N. Goodell. A quartet consisting of Misses Ruth Lundquist, Rita Byers and Messrs. Arthur Roos and Guy Ewing sang three very impressive hymns and there were many floral tributes. The interment was at Oak Knoll cemetery and a large number of relatives and friends followed the remains of the good old lady to the grave. The relatives from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Terry, Duluth Mrs. H. F. Blethen and daughter, Min neapolis Frank Edmison, Lemon, S. D., and A. Colburn, Grantsburg, Wis. Mrs. Hunt was born in Johnstown, Montgomery county, New York, on March 17, 1824. She was married three times, upon the first occasion to Wellington Edmison, and there were seven children of this union of which one survives, F. A. Edmison of Princeton. She was later married to George Terry, and W. E. Terry of Duluth is a son from this union. Her last marriage was to S. P. Hunt of Spencer Brook, and of this union D. N. Hunt, of Princeton and Mrs. F. A. Ellenbaum, Carlyle, Mont., were born. She also leaves two step daughters, Mrs. F. A. Steeves of Carlyle, Mont., and Mrs. H. D. Van Wormer of Princeton, besides forty grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Not Afire With Enthusiasm Dr. L. Murphy, a prominent physician of Montevideo, was here from Friday until Monday on a visit to his sister, Mrs. Isaac Martin. Besides being actively engaged in the practice of medicine Dr. Murphy has extensive real estate interests in Chippewa and Roseau counties, and he keeps in close touch with the politi cal situation throughout the state. He says that neither the prairies of Chippewa or the woods of Roseau are afire with enthusiasm for a man by the name of Eberhart. Dance at Wyanett. The dance loving public is respect fully invited to attend a ball at the M. B. A. hall, Wyanett, on Wednesday evening, February 9. Music will be furnished by Anderson's orchestra, which means that it will be up to date. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Miss Mabel Fox, who was operated upon by Dr. Cooney on Tuesday for appendicitis, is doing nicely. Dr. Parsons, who entered the hos pital last Friday suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, is im proving. Mrs. Thos. "Branley, who has been at the hospital for medical treatment, returned home yesterday. Claude Anderson, who was operated on a week ago for appendicitis, had sufficiently recovered yesterday to permit of his removal to his home.