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K. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear.
Village Commission Fixes Rates for
Warehouse notors and Dis-
poses of Other flatters.
Village Council Acts on Two Petitions
and Passes Resolution Divid-
ing the Village Funds.
At the regular monthy meeting of
the village commission the following
business came up for consideration
and was passed upon:
Secretary Umbehocker read the
quarterly report and it was ordered
that it be presented to the president
for his signature after one or two
minor changes had been made.
Several potato buyers requested
rates on motors and lights for their
warehouses and, after some discus
sion, it was moved by Commissioner
Bryson and seconded by Commis
sioner Evens that a charge of 7 cents
per kilowatt be made for motors of
more than one horse power. The
motion prevailed and the applicants
were satisfied with the rate fixed.
Electrician Randall was thereupon in
structed to install such motors as
were desired.
An application was read from L. C.
Little of St. Cloud for a position as
superintendent of the light plant,
was ordered placed on file.
Upon motion of Andrew Bryson
was decided to charge the county
Mille Lacs $100 a year for the use
the lockup and the village of Prince
ton $150 per annum.
Village Council.
The council met in regular monthly
session on September 7. A petition
presented by 11 citizens praying for
an extension of Oak street for a dis
tance of 220 feet west was rejected
upon the grounds that such extension
was unnecessarythat it would prove
of no material benefit. The Great
Northern Railroad company, how
ever, offered to place its crossing on
this street in good condition for the
accommodation of potato men and
others who use the industrial track.
A petition to lay a sidewalk on the
west side of Plymouth avenue, along
side lots 7, 8 and 9, in block 2, Cater's
First Addition to Princeton, was
A resolution was passed which pro
vides for the dividing of the village
finances into three funds, viz., street,
sidewalk and bridge electric, and
Boy Bruised by Auto.
On Monday afternoon Lawrence
Pierson, son of Chester Pierson, aged
7 years, came in contact with Dr.
Neumann's automobile and was some
what bruised, beside having a por
tion of the cuticle removed from one
side of his face.
It appears that the boy ran across
the street, near the T. H. Caley resi
dence, in front of the machine and
then ran back again. In trying to
pass the automobilewhich was pro
ceeding slowlythe second time one
of the wheels ran over his thighs.
Dr. Neumann, who was more scared
than the boy, stopped the machine,
jumped out and picked the little fel
low up. ''Let me see whether I can
walk," exclaimed the boy, and he ran
across the street laughing. "He's
one of the gamest kids I ever saw,"
says Dr. Neumann.
Dr. Caley, who was called in to see
the boy, says that he is a trifle stiff
from the bruises but will be out again
in a day or two.
A Desirable Settler.
Jas. Hill of Huron, S. D., who re
cently purchased John Wetter's stock
farm at Long Siding for $10,800 cash,
has entered into possession and Mr.
Wetter, with his family, will move to
California, where he owns some land
and other property, early in October.
Mr. Hill is a practical farmer and it
is his intention to keep a herd of
blooded cattle. He is a very con
genial gentleman and will receive a
hearty welcome in Mille Lacs county.
The Ree Heights Review, published in
South Dakota, speaks in high terms
of Mr. and Mrs. Hill and family and
predicts that they will return to that
state within a year. We are confi
dent, however, that the prediction will
never be fulfilled.
In about two weeks Mr. Wetter ex
pects to offer his personal property
for sale.
Hovr Much Seed Corn to Select.
Few farmers save enough seed corn.
One bushel of shelled corn will plant
from seven to eight acres. One
hundred to one hundred and twenty
selected ears will make a bushel of
shelled corn. At this rate it will take
from twelve to fifteen ears to plant
one acre. It should be remembered,
however, that the first selection is not
always perfect: and ofttimes, upon
second selection and germination test,
half of the first selection will be
thrown out. Thus it is seen that there
should always be selected in the fall
at least twice as much seed as the
farmer expects to plant. There is
little danger of getting too much seed
corn. Any surplus, if the seed is
good, can usually be sold at a fair
price.University Farm News.
I Menu or lam.
Lettie C. Arms hive of Princeton,
the Ladies of the Maccabees of the
World, on September 5 gave the
order's beautiful ritualistic service,
the draping of the charter, in memory
of Mrs. Lillian M. Hollister of De
troit, Mich., formerly supreme com
mander, and at the time of her death
acting past supreme commander.
The charter will remain draped for
sixty days, this unusually long
period having been ordered by the
board of trustees of the order on ac
count of the high rank of the de
ceased. One hundred and sixty-three
thousand members of this woman's
fraternal benefit society in various
places all over the United States and
Canada are taking part in the same
service out of love and respect to
their dead leader.
Mrs. Lillian M. Hollister, past
supreme commander of the Ladies of
the Maccabees of the World, whose
death occurred on Friday, August 4,
1911, at Lilley, Michigan, was su
preme commander and leader of the
order of the Ladies of the Maccabees
of the World for sixteen years, but
for the past three years had been fail
ing in health. In her death the order
sustains a great loss.
Opera House Attractions.
Tonight, tomorrow night and Satur
day night the Mock Sad Alii com
pany will present attractive plays at
Brands' opera house with a change
of program at each presentation
there will be three different and dis
tinct plays. This company, which is
one of the very best extant, was se
cured by Mr. Brands as a special at
traction for fair week and there is
every reason to believe that it will
draw big crowds. Asa mind reader
Mock Sad Alii cannot be excelledhe
can read your thoughts just as easily
as he can tell the time indicated by a
clock. Dorothy Wood and Billy Ire
land are among the specialties and
Brydon will exhibit bis great troop of
trained dogs. Mock Sad Alii and his
company have appeared in Prince
ton before and crowds were delighted
by their performances. Popular
George Wheeler, son of Mrs. E. F.
Griffith of Princeton, was married on
Tuesday evening to Miss Jennie Mc
Mann at the home of the bride's
mother, 277 Maria avenue, St. Paul.
Rev. Wililam Griffith, stepfather of
the groom, conducted the ceremony
and a reception to the relatives and
friends of the young people followed.
Mrs. Griffith, the groom's mother,
and M. L. Wheeler, his brother, were
in attendeance at the nuptials from
Mr. Wheeler is superintendent of
the manufacturing department of the
Curtis Printing company, St. Paul.
He and his fair bride arrived here
last evening to spend a few days with
C. H. Kelson Succeeds Koadstrom.
C. H. Nelson has purchased the
Roadstrom stock and will close it
out as soon as possible at bargain
prices in order to put in a new line of
goods in every department. It is Mr.
Nelson's intention to continue the
business and to carry a stock of
merchandise of the very best grades.
During his short residence here
while in charge of the Roadstrom
businesshe has made many friends
through his accommodating manner,
and Princeton will welcome him as a
desirable acquisition to its list of
Sopha Will Tackle Ben Hass.
Nopha of Minneapolis, one of the
best wrestlers in the northwest, will
try his skill on the mat tomorrow
evening against that of Ben Hass, the
local welterweight. Hass is training
daily and is in the best of condition,
and Nopha will find that he is up
against a hard proposition when he
tackles Ben. Preliminaries between
local athletes will add to the attrac
tiveness of the program tomorrow
The Riverside Hotel.
Having entered into possession of
the Riverside hotel I am now pre
pared to cater to the people's wants
and solicit a share of their patronage.
I shall endeavor to give my patrons
satisfaction at all timesthe service
will be of the best. Try the Riverside
hotel under its new management.
33-13tc Alex Simpson, Prop.
If Favorable "Weather Prevails Exposition Bids Fair to
Outclass Any Exhibit of Like Nature Ever
Witnessed in Millfe Lacs County.
Agricultural, Horticultural, Cattle and Horse Exhibits En-
tered Surpass Expectations of Management
Both as to Grade and Number.
From a general observation of the
exhibits which were being placed in
position yesterday afternoon but one
conclusion can be drawn: Mille Lacs
county fair will excel in every partic
ular that of any former year. At the
time the reporter covered the grounds
the agricultural hall was being fast
filled with the choicest products of the
soil and Superintendent Scheen had
Amusement Features Comprise Three Ball Games Between
Strong Teams, a Number of Turf Events and
Many Attractive Field Sports.
1:00 p. m.Amateur driving race, trot or race mile
heats, Mille Lacs Co. horses, best two in three. Purse $100
divided into $50, $35, 815 Four to enter and three to start.
1:45 p. m.Running race, free-for-all. half mile heats,
best two in three. Purse $35, divided into $20, $10 and $5.
Four to enter and three to start.
2:15 p. m.Trot or pace, farmers* horses only, half mile
heats, best two in three. Purse 825. divided into $12.50,
ST.50 aDd $5. Four to enter and three to start.
2:30 p. in.Egg race, ladies' only. Purse 33.00 and $2.00.
2:45 p. m.Tug-of-war. farmers only, Mille Lacs county
vs. all other counties. Purse $j0.00.
3:00 p. Ball game, Princeton vs. Wyanett: Purse $50.
Music by Princeton Brass Band.
1:00 m.Amateur driving race, trot or pace, Mille
Lacs county horses only, mile heats, best two in three.
Purse $100. divided into $50, $35 and S15. Four to enter
and three to start.
1:30 p. m.Running race, free-for-all. half mile heats,
best two in three. Purse $35. divided into $20. $10 and $5.
Four to enter and three to start.
2:00 p. m.Shetland pony race, half mile dash, one
heat. Purse $20, divided into $10. $T and $3. Three to
enter and three to start.
2:15 p. m.Free-for-all slow race, one heat only. Last
horse under wire wins first money, second to last horse
second money, third to last horse third money Four to
enter and three to start. Purse S25. divided into $12 50.
ST.50 and $5. Horse hitched to cart or buggy. Judges
will arrange drivers.
2:30 p. m.Centipede race. Purse 310.00
2:45 p. m.Potato race. Purse $3.00 and $2.00
3:00 p. m.Ball game. Foley vs. Mora. Purse Sl0i\
Music by Princeton Brass Band.
President Mille Lacs County Agrieul
tural Societv.
{^"Entrance fees for all horse races 10 percent of purse.
In case of rain the association reserves the right to
call races off.
Attractions Each Evening of Fair at
Brands' Opera House.
his hands full registering the exhibits.
While Mille Lacs county made no ex
hibit, as a county, at the state fair,
it is now making up for it by placing
displays of vegetables, grain, etc., OD
exhibiion here that will surpass any
thing produced in the northwest. This
shows that the farmers stick to their
home county and that they appreciate
the efforts of the fair association in
what it has accomplished in catering
to their interests.
In fruits apples appear to predomi
nate this yearthere is the finest dis
play of this fruit entered that was
ever shown at a Minnesota agricul
tural fair. The season has been an
exceptionally good one for apples but,
in addition to this, farmers are plant
ing more of this fruit year after year.
Plums and other fruits are on dis
play, but not in so great a variety as
Some of the finest horses which
have ever been exhibited here are
entered for competition and among
them is a full-blooded Belgian colt,
two years old, owned by Nate Orton.
Mille Lacs County Fair
1:00 p. m.Trot or pace, half mile heats, farmers* horses
only, best two in three. Purse 825. divided into 512-50,
ST.50 and 35. Four to enter and three to start.
2:00 p. m.Free-for-all pony race, half mile heats, best
two in three. Purse 120. divided into $10, ST and $3. Four
to enter and three to start.
2:30 p. m.Ladies' foot race. Purse $3.00 and 52.00.
2:45 p. m.Farmer boys' foot race. Purse $3.00, $2.00.
3:00 p. m.Ball game, Crown vs. Long Siding. Purse $50.
Music by Milaca Brass Band.
Secretary Mille Lacs County Agricul
tural Society.
Yesterday afternoon the horse stalls
were almost filled.
For the silver cup offered by the
State Dairymen's association four
herds are entered by the following
farmers: John Foote, Jersey bull and
seven females P. W. Jensen, Hol
stein bull and 10 females F. H.
Loucks, Holstein bull and three fe
males Geo. W. Shrepel, Holstein
bull and eight females. This will
make the contest for the cup of partic
ular interest.
In the honey department A. E. Shaw
has a display of much attractiveness,
one of the principal features being a
colony of bees under glass, with comb,
which shows in its various stages the
manufacture of honey and the incu
bation of the busy little insects. Mr.
Shaw understands every trait of the
bee and he has made money from
Elmer Woodman, the taxidermist,
has a very attractive display on ex
hibition consisting of stuffed animals
and birds in great variety. Every
specimen in this display is life like.
In the bread and pastry depart
ment the exhibit bids fair to surpass
anything displayed in former years.
You will find there a good deal better
stuff than "mother used to make"
because mother was not familiar with
modern methods. This is of course
not intended as a disparagement of
"mother's" efforts.
The Dorcas society has a refresh
ment booth at the fair and everyone
knows that the good-looking ladies
who belong to the associationand
they are all good lookingare ex
perienced in preparing and serving
the best of meals.
In the department of domestic man
ufacture the fancy work,laces, em
broideries, etc.,is profuse and can
not fail to prove an attraction to
those artistically inclined.
There are a number of industrial
exhibits at the fair, including those
of the Caley Hardware company and
Evens Hardware company.
The amusement features will be
ample and varied, and include a
moving picture exhibition and a mer
ry-go-round. Program of sports and
pastimes appears on this page.
In Mr. Marsh's departmentthe
chicken exhibitwill be found some
of the best bred fowls in the world.
Ask Mr. Marsh to tell you about the
different varieties. He will be pleased
to do so and be thoroughly under
stands the feathered tribe.
It is unnecessary to again touch
upon the appearance of the fair
grounds as remodeled under the direc
tion of President Brysonthe people
can now see for themselves and we
feel confident that they will appreciate
the transformation which has taken
place. It may, however, be found
necessary, ere another year rolls
'round, to build an addition to the
quarters set apart for horses and cat
tle, but this can be easily accom
All we need now is a prevalence
of favorable weather to make the
Mille Lacs county fair the best ever.
The Union has been requested to
publish the following list of the names
of persons who contributed toward the
permanent improvement of the grounds
and buildings of the Mille Lacs Coun
ty Agricultural society:
R. C. Dunn S100.00
Evens Hardware Co 100.00
First National Bank 100.00
A. E. Allen & Co 100.00
Charles Keith 50.00
Princeton State Bank 50.00
"R. Byers 25.00
G. H. Gottwerth 25.00
J. C. Herdliska 5.00
William Kaliher 10.00
M. L. "Wheeler 5.00
Robt. H. King 25.00
L. C. Hummel 25.00
F. T. Kettelholdt 25.00
Mcllhargey Hardware Co 25.00
J. M. Johnson 25.00
S. Long 10.00
G. Umbehocker 5.00
F. C. Foltz 5.00
D. A. McRae 5.00
F.L.Sma ll 5.00
Geo.C. Newton 5.00
O. A. Jack. 25.00
H. M. Avery 5.00
M.J. Brands 10.00
Guy Ewing 10.00
Aug. F. "Wresch 5.00
J. A. Leathers 10.00
Caley Hardware Co. 100.00
Peterson & Nelson 10.00
H. Newbert 5.00
A. C. Cooney 10.00
Kopp & Bartholomew 10.00
Saloon Kaepers of Princeton 100.00
A Friend 15.00
W. H. Townsend 10.00
Willis Foote 12.00
Andrew Bryson 50.00
W. H. Ferrell&Co 25.00
Total. 81142.00
Millnery Opening.
On Friday and Saturday, Septem
ber 15 and 16, there will be a fall and
winter opening at Mrs. Belsem's mil
linery store. I have enlarged my
store and now carry the largest mil
linery stock in town from the leading
millinery houses in Milwaukee, Chi
cago and St. Paul. I have engaged
Miss Mabel Stodard for a trimmer.
She has just finished a course at
Strong & Warner's, St. Paul. Bring
in your old hats that you want made
over, or I can make you a new hat in
the latest fall styles at the lowest
price. Mrs. M.A Belsem.
Reassessment Ordered.
The state tax commission has
ordered a reassessment of moneys
and credits as provided in chapter
285, laws of 1911, for the villages of
Princeton and Milaca and the town
ships of Milo, Bogus Brook, Milaca
and Borgholm. G. H. Pennison has
been appointed by the state tax com
mission to make the assessment.
Wets" and "Drys" of Maine Are
Each Confident That They
Won Out in Contest.
Returns, However, Indicate That the
Pioneer "Dry" State Has Not
Yet Gone to Ihe Devil.
Both "wets" and "drys" claim vic
tory in Maine, but the probability is
that the pioneer prohibition state
will not upon this occasion go to the
devil. The latest telegraphic reports
from the seat of war are given below:
Portland, Me., Sept. 13.The Port
land Evening Express, a prohibition
paper controlled by the family of the
late Neal Dow, today issued a bulle
tin stating that Maine has gone wet
by 500 votes.
Portland, Me., Sept. 13.With 119
places yet to hear from out of 521,
returns at noon from the election held
Tuesday gave the prohibitionists a
lead of 531 votes.
The total returns thus far are 60,097
for the repeal of the constitutional
prohibitory statute and 60,628 against
the repeal. The same prohibitory
statute was put in Maine's constitu
tion in 1884 by a majority of 45,988
votes. Despite demands from anti
prohibitionists for an official recount,
and assertions on the part of many
that irregularities in counting have
favored the temperance workers, the
more conservative of those who fought
to repeal the statute today acknow
ledged their defeat. From Governor
Plaisted, who is attending the
governor's conference at Spring
Lake, N. J., the anti-prohibitionists
received today the assurance that he
will always fight to have the liquor
questions settled in "the only correct
and proper way, by local option."
Concedes State's Point.
The seven express companies that
do business in Minnesota surprised
the railroad and warehouse commis
sion, when the hearing on joint rates
opened in St. Paul by declaring,
through C. A. Severance and W. W.
Owens, who represented them, that
they are willing to make concessions
in line with what the commission has
been contending for. The Minnesota
legislature at the last session author
ized the railroad and warehouse com
mission to investigate the differences
between through and joint rates. It
has been the contention of the state
that a rate for carrying an express
package should not be made greater
by the additions of two local rates of
different companies than for'a like
dstance on a through rate. C. A.
Severance said that a concession such
as the express companies have agreed
to make will amount to a reduction of
20 per cent in rates in general.
Lee Not a Candidate.
The Minneapolis Journal says:
William E. Lee of Long Prairie, who
presided at the La Follette banquet in
Minneapolis last Thursday night,
wishes to end the use of his name as
an aspirant for governor. Mr. Lee
removes himself from consideration
in the following letter:
"The frequent mention of my name
as a probable candidate for governor
is my excuse for asking the use of
your columns to say I am not a can
didate, receptive or otherwise, for
that office, and have not authorized
anyone to mention me in connection
with it. I have no wish to be a can
didate for any public office and I will
cheerfully support any republican for
governor who gives promise of unit
ing in his support the progressive
voters of my party. W. E. Lee."
Fine Bunch of Native Horses.
Good horses are scarce, as every
farmer knows, but I have succeeded
in securing a carload of the best
natives to be obtained anywhere.
They are well broken and suitable for
all farm purposes. You will not be
charged an exorbitant price if you
make a purchase and I guarantee
every horse I have for sale. Call at
the barn on the premises which I re
cently vacated in village of Princeton
and inspect this consignment. You
will probably not have another chance
to buy such fine horses for a long
time. L. S. Libby.
Whooping Cough Causes Leatn
Catherine, the infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Lindblom, died on
Saturday, aged 11 months. Whoop
ping cough was the cause of death.
Funeral services were held at the
home of Mrs. Eklund on Monday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Fisher
officiated and a quartet consisting of
Mrs. H. C. Cooney, Mrs. E. L. Mc
Millan, Miss Rita Byers and Albert
Moe sang pretty selections. The in
terment was in Oak Knoll cemetery.

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