Tax Apportionment for the County of
Mille Lacs as Computed by the
Auditor and Treasurer.
Settlement Aggregates $25,250.97, of
Which School Districts of the
County Get $10,910.79.
The tax apportionment aggregates
$25,260.97. Of this sum $1,493.00 is
apportioned to the state, $5,562.37 to
the county and $3,998.14 to the town
funds. To the village of Princeton is
apportioned $2,005.74 and to the vil
lage of Milaca $1,118.24, while the
school district taxes aggregate $10,-
910.79 and the farm school tax $162.69.
The details of the distribution are
given in the following table:
Penaltv. Costs and Interest... 676.60
State Loan 209.26
County Poor 776.16
Road and Bridge 1084 20
Ditch No. 1 42 94
Ditch No. 4 96.18
Ditch No. 5 43.40
Ditch N 7 67
Minnesota Historical Society
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear.
Revenue Road and bridge
Bonds and interest
26.29 46.77 29.42 33.48
50.91 33 06
114.74 107 89
41.53 34 31
25.02 64.68 15 22
53.06 47 42
Borgholm East Side
Greenbush Hay land
Kathio Milo Milaca
Onamia.. Pa^e Princeton South Harbor.
247.52 156 64
54.89 89 87
$154 91 649.55 2302.42 820.97
Total township taxes $3998 14
This total includes $57 36 lor building tax in
town of Bogus Brook and $12.93 for special tax
in town of Kathio
SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES.
N of State
Dist. Loan One mill Special Building
1 $136 16 $145.28 $2473.11
2. 10.66 68.92
3 17.81 17.59 175.43
4 18 32 283 36
5 15 64 140.14
6 9.56 18.67
7 5.10 9.58 116.02
8 6.01 54.41
9 12.46 11 25 176 54
10 5 98 65.04
11 13.71 182.48
12 4 69 106 33 44.59
13 .62 57 93 2584 19
14 23 35 21.25 257.52
15 17.77 7.20 41.16
16 10 97 150 28
17. 8 57 82.20 8.76
18 14.37 13 03 120.90 43.64
19 1.83 26.60
20 6 23 6 98 155.07
21 7.12 66.18
22 9.46 89.26
23 3 64 51.01
24 2 97 2.40 23.94
25 13 96 144.87
26 5 90 117.41
27 22.64 11.22 121.39
28 7.51 103 84
29 27 91 4 37 76.99
30 10.12 163.14
31 5.76 10.94
32 4.74 375.84
33 33.73 486.74 25.85
34 58 68 17.82 80.11
35 3 93 5.14 69 15 1.02
36 04 2.20 52 35
37 2.93 42.62 .54
38 15 68 4 09 64 83
57 .76 13.05
Totals $585 72 $546 90 $9432.03 $124.40
Total school district taxes 310,910.79
This total includes bonds and interest in dis
trict 13 of $206 72, district 15 $2.91. and in dis
trict 38 312 11
Farm school tax district 13 $162.69
Total settlement $25,250.97
The amount of the current school
fund of the state to be divided among
the districts in Mille Lacs county for
the year 1911 is $5,753.76. There are
2,701 pupils entitled to state aid and
the per capita is a fraction over $2.13.
The following table gives the number
of pupils in each district and the re
spective amounts apportioned:
Dist. No. Pupils Amount
1 530 $ 1129 04
2 33 70.30
3 Ill 236.45
4 105 223.67
5 63 134.20
7 70 149.11
8 37 78.82
10 38 80.96
i. 28 59.65
34 72 43
20. 21. 22.
25. 26 27
28 29. 30
2701 $ 5753.76
Last Spike 1B Driven.
Press dispatches from Cordova,
Alaska, tell of the completion of the
Copper River & Northwestern rail
waythe final spike was driven last
week. The construction of this rail
road was "one of the most difficult
pieces of work ever undertaken. The
railroad is built through mountains
of copper ore, coal veins and gold
bearing ore, and part of the way the
track rests on a ballast which is a
solid glacier. Sidetracks have been
built to the great copper fields at Bo
nanza and the first train of ore to
reach sea level at Cordova will be
greeted with a great celebration. The
ore mining business will keep'thou
sands of men busy the year around.
There is $100,000,000 worth of cop
per ore lying uncovered on top of the
ground in the Bonanza copper coun
try. The cost of this railroad, 234
miles in length, averaged $25,000 to
The Bonanza mine was discovered
by Fred McClellan, now living in Cal
ifornia, and Herb Gates of Princeton,
and was disposed of by them to the
Guggenheim interests for, figura
tively speaking, a song. Guy Cordi
ner of this village is among those
from this part of the country who are
now employed at the Bonanza mine,
and W. L. Hatch worked there for
several months superintending the
construction of an aerial railroad for
conveying ore from the mine to the
Dr. McKae as a Chef.
A couple of weeks ago Dr. McRae
and his good wife entertained a party
at a Sunday dinner and the guests
praised Mrs. McRae for her skill as a
cook. Doc here interrupted by re
marking, "If you want to eat stuff
that is cooked in the latest French
style you should get around here some
Sunday morningSunday mornings
I get breakfast." So last Sunday
morningwith the connivance of Mrs.
McRae but unknown to DocM. M.
Stroeter, Dr. Darragh, Ira Stanley,
Oscar Stark, Frank Goulding, Henry
Avery, O. B. Randall and Fred Keith
proceeded in a body to Doc's resi
dence and arrived there just as Doc
had arisen from his slumbers. "We've
come to breakfast," said the spokes
man. Looking over the bunch Doc
laughingly replied, "It's a wonder
you didn't bring your friends." He
immediately consulted his wife, telling
her that a hungry army of fellows
had arrived for breakfast and won
dering where he could find sufficient
grub to feed them. "Go and investi
gate the larder," said Mrs. McRae.
And Doc did. There he found suffi
cient food in great variety. "Well,
I'll be blowed," he remarked to him
self, "my wife must have been in that
Turning up his shirt sleeves he
started to prepare breakfast and the
boys say he dished up a meal fit to
set before a king, although a batch
of flapjacks and a big pan of ham
and eggs had to be thrown away in
consequence of their being scorched.
Mrs. McRae still holds the champion
ship as cook.
Blaze at Garage.
A good deal of excitement was
caused on Tuesday afternoon by a
small blaze in Dow's garage, but the
fire department extinguished the flames
in a few minutes. The fire originated
as follows: The machinist was en
gaged in removing hard oil from the
chain of an automobile. This chain
was put into an iron pan and the pan
placed over the forge fire. When the
oil had melted the machinist attempted
to remove the pan but found it too
hot to handle and crossed the garage
for some cotton waste. While return
ing to the forge the hood over the fire
became detached at the top of the pipe
and dropped down upon the pan. This
caused the oil to take fire and the
flames shot up to the ceiling, ignit
ing it. A good deal of water was
thrown into the building but, with fire
and water combined, the damage to
the garage did not exceed $15. The
machines and other effects had been
removed to the street before the
stream was turned on.
Special Bargains in Easter Hats.
For Friday and Saturday, April 14
and 15, I will give a special discount
of from 50 cents to $1.00 on every hat
sold. I carry the largest assortment
of ladies' trimmed hats in townall
new hats, no old styles. They are all
bought for cash at the lowest price
from the leading millinery houses in
Mrs. M. A. Belsem,
Millinery Store on Main Street.
Tom Johnson Dead,
Tom Johnson, twice congressman
from the twenty-first Ohio district,
four times mayor of Cleveland, cham
pion of the three-cent street railway
fa/e and prominent advocate of the
single-tax theories of Henry George,
died at his home in Cleveland on
Monday evening after a long illness.
Death was caused by cirrhosis of the
liver. He was 57 years old.
TH E mm DEATH S
Mrs. Ray Leach Passes Away at Her
Home in This Village Leaving
Family of Ten Children.
Peter Johnson Dies at Hospital From
Complications Following Oper-
ation for Appendicitis.
Mrs. Ray Leach died last Friday
evening, April 7, at 6 o'clock as a re
sult of childbirth, aged 35 years. The
case is one of particular sadness, as
by her death 10 childrenranging in
age from that of the baby born at the
time of her passing away to that of
the oldest fchild, who is 18are left
Funeral services were held at the
Congregational church on Sunday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock and were con
ducted by Rev. J. O. Fisher. A
double quartet rendered several im
pressive vocal selections at the ob
sequies, which were largely attended.
The interment was in Oak Knoll cem
Mrs. Leach was born- in Sweden and
came to this country with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Soldin. The family
settled in Spring Vale. She was mar
ried in 1892 and a husband and 10
children survive her. The children
are: Mrs. Lynn Whitbemore, Lula,
Vernon, Roy, Milton, Raymond,
Irene, Elmer, Robert and the baby.
Of these Roy will live with his grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Soldin, at
Spring Vale and Milton will be cared
for by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henschel,
by whom the boy has been employed,
while someone will probably be found
to adopt the baby.
Mrs. Leach was a good, industrious
woman and worked early and late
that her large family might be cared
for. Even upon the morning of the
day when she died she had washed a
large quantity of clothes for one of
her patrons. Mrs. Leach is spoken
of in kindly words by her neighbors
and friends, all of whom sympathize
with the little children who are left
to combat the world without a moth
er's care and protection.
Peter Johnson died at the North
western hospital on Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock, aged 31 years 5
months. He was operated upon the
previous Thursday for chronic ap
pendicitis and the operation in itself
was a success. Death was directly
due to an acute dilatation of the stom
ach, which brought about uncontrol
lable vomiting and caused exhaustion
within 36 hours. This is fortunately
a rare complication following such
Rev. Fisher conducted the funeral
services at the Congregational church
on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
and selections were sung by members
of the choir. The remains were in
terred in Oak Enoll cemetery and
many people followed them to the
Peter Johnson was born in Sweden
on November 1, 1879, and came to the
United States in April 1900. He was
married on March 30, 1908, to Miss
Hulda Olson, who survives him.
When he first came to this country he
found employment in the brick yards
at Brickton and later worked for Sjo
blom & Olson. At the time of his
death he was in the employ of An
drew Sjoblom. Peter Johnson was a
quiet, unassuming young man who
was well liked in the community, and
it is a pity that so untimely a death
Champion Albright Defeated.
The wrestle at the armory last
Thursday night between John Al
bright of Minneapolis and Fred Hass
of this village was a heavy struggle
for supremacy, but Fred won the
match and thus demonstrated that he
was a better man than the champion
from Minneapolis. In two former
matches between these men they won
one contest apiece. Fred won the
first fall in the match last Thursday
night and Albright, after a strenuous
onset, managed to get fall number
two. In the third bout Fred was vic
torious, but it took him over half an
hour to get his man four points down.
This match was the last which Fred
will engage in this season.
The village council met last Thurs
day evening but nothing was accom
plished at the session.
Messrs.Whitney, Bryson and Evens,
the village light, water and power
commission, were present for_the pur
pose of endeavoring to come to an
agreement with the council as to the
salary to be paid the recorder, but
such agreement was not effected and
the matter was laid over.
H. L. Cowles made complaint that
PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1911.
certain sidewalks were obstructed
with machinery and other articles and
asked that such obstructions be re
moved. A consideration of the mat
ter was laid over until the next regu
Another meeting of the council was
held on Monday evening to act upon
the liquor licenses of John Sjoblom,
Fred Holm and George Smith. Li
censes were granted to the two first
named but that of George Smith was
refused by a unanimous vote.
State looses In Rate Cases.
In an exhaustive opinion handed
down in St. Paul on Saturday Judge
Sanborn, senior United States circuit
judge of the eighth judicial district,
decided the Minnesota rate cases
against the state railway commision.
Judge Sanborn, in his ruling, holds:
FirstThat the laws of the state
legislature reducing passenger rates
33.1-3 per cent and reducing commod
ity rates 7.37 per cent are discrimina
tory and in violation of the constitu
tion of the United States.
SecondThat the railroad and
warehouse commission order reducing
general merchandise rates within the
state is discriminatory and in viola
tion of the constitution of the United
ThirdThat a state may regulate
interstate commerce insofar as it
does not burden interstate commerce
and no farther.
FourthThat the nation only
through the national congress can
regulate interstate commerce rates.
FifthAll state laws that regulate
rates, which laws affect or burden or
regulate interstate commerce, are un
constitutional and void.
SixthThe unavoidable effect of the
sweeping laws of Minnesota reducing
and regulating rates is indirectly to
discriminate against interstate com
merce and is in direct violation of
the commerce clause of the constitu
District Court Winds Work.
The district court proceedings came
to a close on Friday morning and
Judge Taylor and his stenographer,
Philip M. Wodoward, returned to their
homes upon the same day. Fifteen
civil cases received attention during
ithe^^ermthere were no criminal
the Union went to press last week
there were but two cases which had
not come up for trial. They are as
John P. Galbraith vs. Security
Stato bank and Harry Shockley, sher
iff of Mille Lacs county. Suit to de
termine validity of chattel mortgage
on Frank Peterson's stock of shoes
held by Security State bank. E. L.
McMillan and Todd & Mayo for
plaintiff, Stiles, Devaney & Hewitt
and Chas. A. Dickey for defendants.
The court directed a verdict for the
S. E. Tilley et al. vs. National Un
ion Fire Insurance company. Suit to
enforce payment on an insurance pol
icy. Geo. C. Stiles and Chas. A.
Dickey for plaintiffs, Boutelle &
Chase aud E. L. McMillan for defen
dant. Plaintiff amended complaint
and defendant demurred and asked
for a continuance. The continuance
Sabo Coffee Demonstration.
Tomorrow and Saturday a big free
demonstration of Sabo Blend coffee
will be given at F. T. Kettelhodt's
store. The exhibition and demonstra
tion will be in charge of representa
tives of the Woolson Spice company,
roasters and blenders of Sabo coffee,
who will gladly serve you free of cost.
If you love a cup of good rich coffee
you should taste Sabo Blend at Ket
telhodt's storemade as it should be
made, as all coffee should be made.
See if this coffee at a medium price
does not equal the kind that ordinari
ly costs from five to ten cents more a
pound. Sabo Blend coffee will be
gladly served to you free at Kettel
hodt's store tomorrow and Saturday.
Newton's Bakery Changes HandB.
C. A. Grow, who formerly con
ducted the Princeton hotel, has pur
chased O. B. Newton's bakery and
restaurant business and entered into
possession on Tuesday.
Mr. Newton takes this means of
thanking the public for the patronage
which has been extended to him dur
ing the time he conducted the business
and reccommends his successor as a
man who will do his utmost to give
every satisfaction to his customers.
"Fools and Their Money," Etc.
It has been demonstrated by the
woodsmen who are coming in from
the camps that it takes them about an
average of two days to get rid of the
money they have accumulated. This
came out of the testimony given in the
police court at Duluth last week.
Mississippi Valley Lumberman.
fS^MMij^ih^MiV^ ^'^-^j-J^^^^^^Ma^,^^ fer^i^?^^.
Special Musical Programs at norn-
ing and Evening Services in
Cantata at riethodist Church Sunday
norning and School Entertain-
ment in the Evening.
At the Congregational church on
the morning of Easter Sunday the
customary services will be held with
special musical numbers. The even
ing service will also include rendi
tions of vocal and instrumental se
lections, the program having been
arranged by Mrs. H. C. Cooney, di
rector of music. Following are the
programs for each service:
MORNING AT 10:30.
Communion Services, Subject, "The Power of
Duet .Mrs. Geo. Ross and Miss Waters
Next Sunday morning, at the Meth
odist church, a cantata entitled
"From Cross to Crown" will be pre
sented by the chorus choir of the
Methodist church under the direction
of Mrs. C. A. Caley. Rev. Goodell
will preach the Easter sermon. In
the evening the Sunday school chil
dren will give an entertainment con
sisting of songs, resitations, etc., and
they will be assisted by the church
choir. The programs for morning
and evening follow:
^r. ^:ii*.V,.r. .-Rev. Goode&
Was Despised Recitative
O, Lamb of God Solo and Chorus
Mr s. Briggs.
Stars of the Night Adorning Miss Townsend
O, Could I Speak the Wondrous Worth...
Soprano Chorus and Solo
Mr s. Caley.
^f fl^**y& 4fV ^J^^*%^fff
Donald Marshati arid Herbert Fisher
PastorRev. O. Fisher.
Director of MusicMiss Waters.
EVENING AT 7:30.
Subject "The Immortality of the Soul"
Organ Recital. .Mrs. Soule
Chorus and Congregation
Scripture Reading Rev. Fisher
Song of Life Bass Solo and Choir
Announcements and Offertory.
Violin Duet..Donald Marshall, Herbert Fisher
Song Chorus and Congregation
Song .Chorus and Congregation
Postlude Mrs.B. Soule
PastorRev. J. O Fisher.
Director of MusicMr s. C. Oooney.
Has Arisen Solo and Chorus
O Swing the Gates Wide Open
Basses and Chorus
Rejoice, the Lord is Risen
Tenor Solo and Chorus
Miss Gardner, Miss Jaax, Miss Newman, Mr.
Davis and Mr. Radeke.
Mr s. Ewing and Miss Boyne, Accompanists.
Herbert Anderson, Violin.
Mr s. Caley, Director.
Processional. Easter Triumph Chorus
Prayer. Recitation Bertha Hatcher
Song Primary Children
Recitation Sarah Veal
Recitation Day of Triumph
Chorus Twelve Little Boys and Girls
Exercise Four Little Maidens
Solo Irene Jaax
Recitation Maurice Guyette
Hazel Galbraith, Amie Veal, Beth Bullis,
Song of Triumph Marion Mitchell
Song Ten Young Ladies
Song Billy and Mary Caley
Recitation Beth Bullis
Solo Hazel Scalberg
Recitation Evelyn Sausser
PianoSolo Ruth Briggs
Recitation Irene Cater, Dorothy Ross
Recitation Florence Slater
Male Quartet Ewing, Briggs.
At St. Edward's Catholic church the
usual low mass will be observed on
Easter Sunday at 8:30 a. m. and high
mass at 10:30. Special music will be
rendered at the last named service.
The customary Easter services will
be held at the German Lutheran and
German Methodist churches in Prince
ton, and at the Swedish Lutheran
church in Zimmerman, with sermons
by the pastors and appropriate choral
diaries A Williams Dead.
Charles A. Williams, who was man
aging editor of the Minneapolis Trib
une when fire destroyed the building
on November 30, 1889, and whose
courage saved many lives at that
time, died on Monday in Seattle,
where he was assistant managing edi
tor of the Times. He is said to have
never fully recovered from injuries
received in the fire, in which eight men
were killed. He was 51 years of age.
A Mere Smoulder.
On Friday afternoon the exhaust
pipe of the gasoline engine in Peter
son & Nelson's woodworking shop
became overheated and set fire to a
small quantity of sawdust. Mr. Nel
son, upon entering the shop, saw
VOLUME XXXT. NO. 16
smoke issuing from the floor near the
engine and, rather than run any
chances, summoned the fire depart
ment. The flooring was then ripped
up and when the firemen arrived the
fire had been extinguished. The
smoke was found to emanate from a
mere handful of smouldering sawdust.
An iron sheet has now been placed be-"
neath the floor to obviate occurrences
of like nature.
Milaca Indies Initiated in O. E S.
A special meeting of the order of
Eastern Star was held here on Tues
day for the purpose of initiating four
ladies from MilacaMisses Minnie
and Sadie Allison, Mrs. Frank Bur
bank and Mrs. Swadling. Altogether
there were 12 ladies present at the
ceremonies from our sister village. A
splendid luncheon was served at Ma
sonic hall to about 45 members of the
order and this was followed by a very
pleasant time passed in card' playing
and social Intercourse. The ladies
were conveyed to the depot by Duren
Jack in his father's automobile and
left for home on the evening train.
N Use for the West.
C. A. and Sidney Grow returned
last week from a trip through North
Dakota, Montana and Idaho, but did
not see a town that would in any way
compare with Princeton so far as bus
iness and prosperity are concerned.
The west is full of men out of work,
says C. A. Grow, money is scarce,
wages are low, and exorbitant prices
are charged for rent and board. The
Grow brothers returned to Princeton
better pleased than ever with this part
of the country. The man who goes
west either looking for an investment
or for work is very likely to be disap
Here is an excerpt from an address
delivered in St. Paul last week by
President Cooper of Iowa university
anent corporal punishment:
"The whip will bring nothing but a
barrier between you and the child that
will take no end of love to break
down. If the gospel of Jesus Christ
is right then that method of correct
ing incorrigibility is infernal, for
without love it will drive its victims
straight to hell drive them out into
tha world, drying up foe^jaatura^,,
springs of their love."
Sewing Machines at Swings'.
A new and large consignment of
White sewing machines has been re
ceived at Ewings' store. Latest de
signs, chain and lock stitch with every
machine. A new patent ruffler attach
ment so simple that a child can ma
nipulate it. Prices within the reach
of all and payments easy. Have also
in stock three second-hand sewing
machines, all bargains, at $5, $8 and
Fined for Using Abusive Language.
County Attorney Ross was sum
moned to Milaca on Monday evening
to prosecute in the case of State of
Minnesota vs. Erick W. Johnson.
The defendant was charged with using
obscene language toward a woman.
The case came up for trial on Tuesday
morning before Justice Goebel, when
defendant pleaded guilty and was
fined $10 and costs.
A New Spur.
Rails and other supplies have ar
rived here for putting in a spur on
the west side of the main track, north
of the depot, for the accommodation
of the potato men who have ware
houses located there. The railroad
company does not contemplate run
ning a spur to the warehouse of the
Princeton Produce company at this
My car of Irish Cobbler seed pota
toes has arrived from New Jersey and
these excellent potatoes are now on
sale at my warehouse, back of P. L.
16-2tc T. F. Scheen.
A NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL.
O. C. Olson of Orrock and R. H.
Brown of Princeton were operated,
upon on Thursday last for acute ap
pendicitis and are making satisfac
tory progress toward recovery.
Peter Johnson was also operated
upon for appendicitis last Thursday
and the operation was successful. He,
however, died on Saturday, but his
death was directly due to acute dilata
tion of the stomach, which brought
on uncontrollable vomiting and
caused exhaustion within 36 hours
after the attack.
Stanley Weinberg of Greenbush wasr
operated upon on Saturday for acute
appendicitis and he is getting along
Albin Olson of Wyanett entered the
hospital last Thursday suffering from
pneumonia. The patient is on a fair
way toward recovery.
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