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K. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear.
One of Baldwin's Host Progressive
and Esteemed Farmers Passes
Away at His Home.
Obituary of John R. McVicar, a Vet-
eran of the Civil War, Who
Died on May Fifth.
Jacob H. Angstman died at his
home in Baldwin on Monday morn
ing, May 9, at 12:35 o'clock from
cancer of the stomach and liver, aged
^1 years 8 months. His death was
not unexpected, as it was known that
he could not long survive the malady
from which he suffered. On March 24
Dr. Cooney made an exploratory in
cision at the Northwestern hospital to
determine whether the cancer could be
removed by a surgical operation, but
found that the disease had advanced
too far. Sixteen days after this Mr.
Angstman was taken back to his home
in Baldwin, where he was cared for
until relieved by death of his suffer
Funeral services were conducted at
the family residence by Rev. Fisher
of the Princeton Congregational
church on Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock and the interment was in the
Baldwin cemetrey. The funeral pro
cession was over half a mile in length,
manifesting the high esteem in which
Mr. Angstman was held by the com
munity. The floral tributes were
many and beautiful. The pallbearers
were members of the A. O. U. W.
Jodge, and services were conducted at
the grave according to the ritual of
that order. Mr. Angstman had been
a respected member of that order for
The relatives who attended the obse
quies from out of town were Mr. and
Mrs. Geo Eigenbrodt and child,
Faribault: Frank Angstman, Mrs.
Herman Otte, Farmington: Chas.
Trout, Miss Harriet Trout and Mrs.
Emma Strait, St. Paul.
Jacob H. Angstman was born in
Oneida county, New York, on
September 14, 1858, and came to
Farmington, Minn., with his parents
in 1862. He lived there three or four
years and then, with his parents, went
to Aberdeen, S. D., returning with
them to Farmington in 1881. He was
married on March 14, 1883, to Miss
Emma Trout in Castle Rock township,
Minn., and after a residence of four
years at Farmington, went to Sauk
Center, where the family resided 10
years. In 1904 he settled on the farm
in Baldwin where he died. He is sur
vived by a widow and 13 children, 11
sons and two daughters. The
children are as follows: Walter,
Warren, Mrs. Jas Wheeler. Albert,
Jess, Lawrence, Forrest, Esther,
George, Ralph, Johnny and Ezra,
Baldwin: and Maynard, St. Paul.
He also leaves a mother and brother,
who live at Farmington, and four
sisters who reside in various parts of
the country.
Mr. Angstman was one of the sturdy
farmers who did his share toward im
proving this part of the country and,
as chairman of the board of super
visors of Baldwin township, was un
ceasing in his efforts to maintain good
roads. He was a member of district
No. 31 school board and no man
ever worked more diligently for the
welfare of the young generation.
Mr. Angstman was an industrious,
honest tiller of the soil who made a
success of his calJing. He was kind
to his family and was esteemed by his
neighbors, and in his taking away the
town of Baldwin loses a good and
noble character and one of its most
progressive citizens.
John McVicar
John Richard McVicar, mention of
whose death was made in last week's
Union, was born on the Mackenzie
river, near the Great Slave lake, in
British North America, on January
27, 1828. His father was a factor in
the Hudson Bay company and was
stationed at this post, and it was he
who sent out a rescue party for Sir
John Franklin when on his first over
land trip in search of the northwest
passage. Franklin was brought back
to the post. Sir John Franklin bap
tized John R. McVicar while Sir
John Richardson stood sponsor and
gave him his name. The subject of
this sketch was the first white child
born within the arctic circle. When
but 3 years of age he traveled 3,000
miles with his mother in a canoe to
Toronto. He received his early edu
cation in Montreal and on July 14,
1852, was married to Elizabeth A.
Brennan at Ottawa, where he made
his home until 1861, when the family
moved to Port Arthur, where his
father was stationed. In 1864 he came
to the United States and enlisted in
the union army, serving until the
close of the war. From the effect of
exposure while serving his country he
became totally blind and remained so
throughout the reaminder of his life.
For 15 years he lived with a daughter
in Boston and last June, with his
wife, came to Princeton and took up
his residence at the home of his son,
W. G. McVicar, where he passed
away last Thursday morning, May 5.
He is survived by a widow and six
children. The children are Mrs. L.
A. Harding, Seattle, Wash. Mrs. F.
F. Proctor, Mrs. Mary Breiner, Mrs.
J. B. Wood, Boston, Mass. R. R.
McVicar, Portland, Oregon W. G.
McVicar, Princteon. He also leaves
one broher who resides at Port
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Fisher at the McVicar home
on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
and vocal selections were rendered by
Miss Jennie Whiting and Chas. Umbe
hocker, with Mrs. Benj. Soule as
accompanist. The interment was in
Oak Knoll cemetery and the remains
of the esteemed veteran were followed
to the grave by many people. Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Wood of Boston were
among those present at the obsequies.
Ankle Badly Sprained.
Ed. Cilley sustained a severe sprain
of the left ankle on Saturday. He
and Mrs. Branchaud were on their
way to St. Cloud in a buggy and,
when within seven miles of that place,
the bit in one of the horses' mouths
snapped and the animal got beyond
control. The horses ran away and
the occupants of the vehicle jumped
out, Mr. Cilley striking the ground in
such manner that his foot twisted and
caused a painful injury to the ankle.
Mrs. Branchaud, however, escaped
unharmed. They entered the house of
a farmer near the scene of the acci
dent and from there telephoned to the
Kahher livery barn at Princeton for
another team, and when that arrived
they returned to Princeton. The
horses, which ran away, after proceed
ing a short distance, became en
tangled in a wire fence and were se
curely heldone having a wire wound
tightly around its neck. The buggy
was damaged to a considerable extent.
King Edward Dead
Edward VII, king of England, died
at 11:45 o'clock on Friday evening
and at 4 o'clock on Saturday the
Prince of Wales took the oath as
George and was officially pro
claimed king of Great Britain and
Ireland and emperor of India. The
funeral will probably be held on May
20. As a diplomat Edward had no
superior and he used his powerful in
fluence to maintain peace both at home
and abroadmany seemingly insur
mountable difficulties were smoothed
over by his tact and direction. The
new king, George V, is weak and un
popular, and the nation does not con
sider him capable of performing the
duties required of him, especially at
this time, when foreign relations are
complicated to a dangerous point.
.Bridge Proposition Carried
At the special election in the town
of Milo. Saturday, the bridge propo
sition carried by a vote of 25 to 1.
The farmers were busy and only 26
voces were cast in allabout one
eighth of the total vote of the town.
The supervisors will now proceed to
erect a substantial steel bridge across
the West Branch of Rum river in sec
tion 16 as stated in last week's issue
of the i n. The county will be
obliged to defray half the cost of the
bridge. Milo people believe in good
roads and substantial bridges. In
this respect it would be a good thing
if the other towns of the county would
imitate the example set by Milo.
Cooley Will Speak on Good Roads
The Wahkon commercial club has
succeeded in getting George W.
Cooley, one of the best authorities in
the state, to speak on good roads at
Wahkon on May 27. He will deliver
two addresses, one at2:30 in the after
noon and another in the evening.
There will also be other speakers.
Every one is of course interested in
good roads, and all who can possibly
do so should put forth an effort to
attend. The county commissioners are
especially requested by the com
mercial club to be there. Much valu
able information regarding the build
ing and care of roads may be obtain
ed by attending this meeting.
County Fair Meeting'.
A meeting of the Mille Lacs County
Agricultural association is called for
2 o'clock Saturday afternoon next at
M. S. Rutherford's office. At that
time it is highly desirous that all per
sons interested attend and offer such
suggestions as they may have to make
regarding the next fair, which it is
contemplated to hold in September.
It is none too early to make the pre
liminary arrangements for this event
there will be many details to work
out between now and then.
TEACHERS^MEETIE Last Convention for the School Year
Will Be Held at Assembly
Hall Next Saturday.
Professor A. N. Farmer of St. Cloud
Among Those Who WiH Ad-
dress the Assemblage.
On Saturday next, May 14, a meet
ing of the Mille Lacs County Teach
ers' association will be held in the
assembly hall of the Princeton high
school building, 'and a program of
exceptional merit has been arranged
for the occasion. At the morning
session, from 11 to 12 o'clock, the
business of the association will be dis
posed of, officers elected and com
mittees appointed. Among the
features of the afternoon session,
which will commence at 1:30 o'clock,
will be addresses by Superintendent A.
N. Farmer of the St. Cloud public
schools, President W. A. Shoemaker
of the St. Cloud Normal school, the
reading of papers by Miss Margaret I.
King and Miss Clara Wold and selec
tions by the High School orchestra.
Topics pertaining to educational
matters will also be discussed and
special vocal music will be rendered.
The meeting promises to be one of the
most instructive ever held in the
county, and all who can possibly so
do should not fail to avail themselves
of the opportunity to attend.
Official Call Issued.
The official call for the republican
state convention has been issued by
Chairman Brown. The convention
will be held in St. Paul, Tuesday,
June 21, and will be called to order
at 11 o'clock a. m. County conven
tions will be held on Friday, June 17.
The candidates to be nominated are,
Moses Clapp for United States
senator, four associate justices of the
supreme court, A. O. Eberhart for
governor, and such candidates for
state offices as may be agreed upon
by the powers that be for lieutenant
governor, secretary of state, state
auditor, state treasurer, attorney
general, clerk of supreme court, and
one railroad and warehouse com
missioner. Mille Lacs will be en
titled to 9 delegates, Anoka 10, Isanti
9, Sherburne 8.
He Would Never be Missed
When a man in a community begins
to look like a pouted pigeon he has
the swell head. No opinion which
does not agree with his is right. A
little prosperity in worldly goods has
made him nutty. He wants to run
things and, if he is not allowed to do
so, he won't play. He opposes what
other business men propose. He is
against everybody and everything
but himself and his own interests. If
such a man should die, he no doubt
thinks there would be a great loss,
an irreparable loss to the community.
The world would go on j'ust the same.
Roseau Times.
A Story With a Moral
Over at Elk River the farmers got
to selling their milk and cream to a
centralizer, who paid a good price
until the creamery was compelled to
shut down. No sooner had a padlock
been put on the creamery door than
the centralizer put the price down
several notches. Then a howl went
up and some of the farmers proceeded
to ship to another centralizer, but
found they were up against a combi
nation that was hard to beat. Now
they are making an effort to get their
ereamery started again. There is a
moral in this. Can you guess it?
Delano Eagle.
Damaged by Fire
The breaking of a lamp chimney in
E. E. Whitney's residence on Tuesday
night resulted in considerable damage
to furniture and bedding in an up
stairs room. Leon Whitney left a
lamp burning upon leaving the house,
the chimney of which became over
heated and burst. Mrs. Adon
Whitney was the only one in the house
at the time and she heard the chimney
crack. She ran to the front door and
was just in time to recall Leon, who
was leaving the house, and the two of
them, with the aid of rugs, managed
to smother the fire. The property
was insured in J. J. Skahen's agency.
A. S. of E. Meeting.
A meeting of the American Society
of Equity will be held at Zimmerman
on Saturday, May 21, and the local
union requests that all members and
all those who have belonged to unions
which have disbanded, as well as
every farmer interested in bettering
his condition, be present. Matters of
vital interest to farmers will come up
for discussion. Mr. Pratt, president
of the Zimmerman union, will give an
instructive talk.
Princeton High School Team Meets
Its First Defeat in a Qame at
Monticello Saturday.
Home Nine Downs the Becker Bunch
at Fair Grounds on Sunday
by-a Score of 4 to 2.
The proposition that "strange
grounds are a hoodoo to the Orange
and the Black" was again success
fully demonstrated when the Prince
ton high school team went to Monti
cello and met defeat at the hands of a
team very much inferior to them in
baseball tactics.
There are a number of reasons
which might be enumerated, but
suffice it to say that the game was ill
starred in the first place and had to
be lost. The grounds were perhaps
the real cause of the disaster because
they are so much faster than the home
diamond. It would be a disgrace to
enumerate the errors made by each
member, but there is consolation in
the fact that all the players were in
the same boat. However there is one
exception to this statement, the
battery did nobly, but no battery can
win a game without support. With
perhaps one exception none of Monti
cello's scores were earned, but were
made on errors and wild throws. If
a return game could be arranged here
there is no doubt that a big score
would be the result for Princeton, but
such a game cannot be arranged.
The Monticello battery was well
supported, without which support it
would not have held a candle to our
battery. Libby, the Monticello slab
artist, struck out but three men, while
Archie Hull has 10 men to his credit.
In team work the Monticello players
were away ahead of ours, however.
Ten errors were made ana everybody
played played good ball. The score
by innings was as follows:
Princeton 30003010 07
Monticello 11130000 28
Princeton vs Becker
Last Sunday the local ball team
met the Becker aggregation at the fair
grounds. The contest was first class
from start to finish and resulted in a
defo&t for the visitors by a score of 4
to 2.
The game was played with a very
few errors on either side. Archie
Hull pitched the first six innings and
all were "shut outs" except the
sixth, in which Becker crossed the
plate twice. This was no doubt due
to the fact that Archie had also
pitched the Saturday's game for the
high school and consequently his arm
was "all in otherwise Becker would
not have made these two scores.
Archie retired in the last half of the
sixth and Capt. Mallette put Clyde
Robideau in the box. Clyde, although
he has had little experience, did
honor to himself for the remainder of
this inning and also the remaining
three innings, which were all "goose
The team play was excellent and
Shaw and Smith played star games,
although the whole nine did them
selves credit, and no doubt Princeton
has this year the material for a
winning first team.
But the game was not so one sided
as this much of this article makes it.
The Becker pitcher was well skilled in
the art of twirling and he was loyally
supported by his co-partners. They,
like Princeton, made very few errors,
the most detrimental of which was an
overthrow which resulted in three
scores for the opponents. The line
up was as follows:
Princeton Becker
Hass rf Peterson
Li Angstman II Dryson
Mallette lb G. Fountain
Hull Li Aummenson
Smith 2b Dryson
Angstman .A Aummenson
Sbaw 3b Peterson
Chapman cf Hanson
Robideau ss. Stummell
Two base hits, Smith 2 batteries,
Hull, Robideau and Angstman,
Aummenson and. Aummenson hits
off Hull, 3 in 6 innings, Robideau, 2
in 3 innings, Aummenson 8 bases on
balls, by Hull 1, by Robideau 1, by
Aummenson 1 double plays, Smith to
Mallette, L. Angstman to Smith to
Mallette. Time 1 hour and 15
minutes. Umpire Hill. Scorer Craig.
Vacancy in tbe Baldwin Board.
The death of Mr. J. H. Angstman
leaves a vacancy in the board of
supervisors of Baldwin of which body
he was chairman. The vacancy will
be filled by appointment by the other
two supervisors and the town clerk as
provided, in section 679 of the revised
laws. The three supervisors then
elect one of their number chairman.
The appointee will hold office until
the next annual town meeting, when
his successor shall be elected to hold
for the unexpired termor for three
years if Mr. Angstman's term would
have expired next March. Mr.
Charles Judkins will probably be
appointed to succeed Mr. Angstman,
and no better appointment could be
made, for he takes a keen interest in
the affairs of the town and is particu
larly interested in the bettering of the
public highways.
Return From Enjoyable Trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Keith arrived
home on Tuesday evening. Mr. Keith
met his wife at Toledo last week upon
her return from Washington, D.
where she had been in attendance at
the continental congress of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion as a delegate from Greysolon Du
Lhut chapter, Duluth. Mr. Keith
was a delegate from Minnesota to the
congress of the Sons of tbe American
Resolution at Toledo. A royal re
ception was extended to everyone,
says Mr. Keiththe city was lavish in
its entertainment and many pretty
souvenirs, including elegant cut
glassware from the Libby company,
were presented to the visitors. Mr.
Keith accompanied his wife to her old
home near Cleveland, and there they
enjoyed themselves very much in rid
ing through the rural districts amid
the picturesque scenery. They visited
Cincinnati, Chieago and other cities
and the trip proved to be one of the
most pleasant they had ever taken.
Milaca People Nervous
Milaea people are nervous over a
smouldering fire in the refuse in the
old Foley Bean Lumber company's
yard and have applied to the state
fire marshal for assistance in squelch
ing the fire. Milaca is a "dry" town
but there is plenty of "wet" in Rum
river which flows right through the
yard. Why not organize a bucket
brigade and drown out the fire? A
village of 1,500 inhabitants should be
able to squelch an incipient little fire
in a sawdust pile in short order.
Seriously, if the present dry weather
continues it stands Milaca people in
hand to exert themselves to extin
guish the fire and thoroughly saturate
every foot of the old lumber yard.
New Bridge at Elk Lake.
Last week the supervisors of the
town of Baldwin let the contract for
spanning the outlet of Elk Lake, near
Mr. H. B. Pratt's residence, with a
new steel bridge. The bridge is to be
completed by July 1, and will cost
$725, of which amount Sherburne
county will contribute $200. The
Hewitt Bridge Co. of Minneapolis
will do the work. The old bridge has
been about ready to tumble down for
several years and was unsafe. The
patrons of the popular resort at Elk
lake will appreciate the action of the
Baldwin town authorities in providing
for a new bridge.
Motor Factory for Anoka.
Anoka is to have an automobile
factory that will give employment to
200 people. In order to secure the
factory Anoka people agreed to take
$25,000 in stock and provide the site.
The name of the concern is the
Veerac Motor company. The com
pany expects to be able to manufac
ture a good serviceable motor for
$750,the motor can be used for haul
ing produce from the farm to market
or for pleasure-riding. In a year or
two every well-to-do farmer in Anoka
county will be riding around in his
Development Meeting at Crookston,
A meeting of the Northern Minneso
ta Development association will be
held at Crookston on June 1, 2 and 3.
Matters of importance to the northern
part of tbe state will be discussed and
acted upon. A large attendance from
all the northern counties is expected,
and Mille Lacs county should be
represented at the meeting. Crooks
ton is one of the most progressive
cities of Minnesota and has ample
hotel facilities to care for the dele
gates. Speakers of state and national
reputation will address the con
Tax Judgment Sale.
County Auditor Whitney held the
annual real estate tax judgment sale
at the court house on Monday and
something like four hundred tracts of
land were bid in, the greater part
going to Chas. Keith. Lois I. Chap
man, the Mille Lacs Lumber company,
J. H. Probst, Andrew Bryson and G.
A. Eaton were the other parties who
bid in tracts.
Or Cooney Purchases Automobile.
Dr. and Mrs Cooney and Duren
Jack went to Minneapolis on Monday
morning and in the evening returned
with an automobile which the doctor
purchased. Duren Jack was the
chauffeur on the trip up. The
machine is a Buick of 30 horse power,
four cylinder, and will be very useful
to the doctor in making- trips to his
country patients.
Franklin E. Bergeron and Lucy Les-
sard Take Nuptial Vows at
St. Edward's Church.
Ralph A. Argyle and Rosy Dalchow
Are Married by Justice A. Z.
Norton at His Office.
Miss Lucy Lessard, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lessard of
Brickton and a sister of Mrs. Clair
Smith, was married to Franklin E.
Bergeron at St. Edward's Catholic
church on Monday morning at nuptial
mass9 o'clock. Rev. Father Lev
ings conducted the ceremony in the
presence of the immediate relatives
of the family and a small number of
friends. Leon Bergeron and Miss
Ida Vernon acted in the respective
capacities of best man and brides
A gown of white Persian lawn,
trimmed with lace, was worn by the
bride and she carried a bouquet of
white carnations, while the brides
maid's dress was of cream-colored
Following the ceremony the bridal
party drove to the house of the
groom's father, Leon Bergeron, at
Brickton, where a wedding breakfast
was served and many people gathered
to extend congratulations to the bride
and groom and to bestow upon them
wedding presents.
At the conclusion of a short
wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Bergeron
will make their home at Brickton,
where the groom is employed.
Ralph A. Argyle and Miss Rosy
Dalchow, daughter of County Com
missioner John Dalchow, were married
by Justice Norton at his office on
Monday afternoon. The witnesses
to the ceremony were M. O. Dalchow
and Miss Olga Jopp.
A reception was given at the home
of the bride's father in the town of
Bogus Brook in the evening and Mr.
and Mrs. Argyle received a number
of pretty presents. The young people
will live on a farm in the town of
Harry and Bill to the Rescue.
Harry Shockley and Bill Kaliher
extinguished a fire last Saturday
which might have resulted seriously
had it not been for their activity.
They were on their way to Foreston in
Mike Kaliber's automobile, with Mike
at the helm of course. It appears
that Mike placed a lighted pipe in his
pocket and that the fire eventually
burst forth in several places at once.
The auto was stopped, Mike was rolled
in the sand, jumped upon and almost
suffocated, but it was not until Harry
obtained water from the tank and
poured it over him that the fire was
put out. As a result he lost his coat
and shirt tails and part of his pants
and Harry's coat was burned in vari
ous places. Mike says that hereafter
he will wear an asbestos suit.
Money Badly Needed
The Oak Knoll Cemetery associ
ation takes this means of again urg
ing persons who have relatives and
friends buried in the cemetery named
to send their contributions to the
treasurer, Mrs. Guy Ewing, without
delay, as tbe money is needed to place
the burying grounds in order. The
association also asks that it be given
the work of digging graves, as a
man has been engaged for tbe sum
County Option Conference
A conference of the friends of
county option in Mille Lacs county
will be held in the court house hall in
Princeton tomorrow (Friday) after
noon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. C.
Clemans, superintendent for the Du
luth district of the Minnesota Anti
Saloon league ll be present and
address the meeting. Every friend of
the county option movement is re
quested to be present.
Case Dismissed
A. B. Whitcomb appeared in Justice
Dickey's court on Tuesday morning
to answer a charge of misdemeanor
preferred against him by Mrs. Viola
Branchaud. Defendant's attorney,
E. L. McMillan, applied for a change
of venue and thereupon County
Attorney Ross, who represented the
state, immediately made a motion to
dismiss the case. The motion was
Young Native Horses
Another lot of fine young native
horses, strong and sound, suitable
for farm purposes, has been received
at my barn. They weigh from l,10O
to 1,700 pounds. At the rate they
are selling they will not last long, so
persons looking for first-class horse
flesh should lose no time in calling at
the bam. Aulger Rines.
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