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P.O. SAVINGS SYSTEM
Deposits at Local Postoffice Aggre- gate About $500 and a Rapid Increase is Expected. Bonds Will Be Issued in January to Those Who Desire to Exchange Their Deposits Therefor. Deposits are coming in slowly at the postal savings depository here, but it is expected that money will flow in more rapidly as the public becomes iamiliar with the working of the sys tem. We understand that the deposits now aggregate something like $500. Following are a few of the salient features of the system which will prove valuable to those who con template making deposits: The postal savings system is estab lshed for the purpose of providing facilities for depositing savings at interest with the security of the United States government for repay ment The faith of the United States is bolemnly pledged to the payment of deposits made in postal savings de pository offices with accrued interest as provided by the postal savings act. Hence savings are absolutely safe. Accounts may be opened and de posits made by any person of the age of 10 ears or over in his or her own name and by a married woman in her own name and free from any inter ference or control by her husband. No person can have more than one account at any one time. All accounts must be opened in person by the depositor or his authorized representative. After opening an account a depositor may forward subsequent deposits to the postoffice by mail. No person connected with the post office department or the postal service is permitted to disclose the name of any depositor or give any information concerning an account except to the depositor himself, unless directed to ao so by the postmaster general. Deposits are evidenced by postal savings certificates issued in fixed de nominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $50, and $100, which may be exchanged for postal savings bonds on January 1 and July 1 of each year. No person is permitted to deposit more than $100 in any one calendar month nor to have a total balance to hi-, credit at one time of more than $500 exclusive of accumulated interest. Amounts less than $1 may be saved for deposit by the purchase of 10-cent postal savings cards and adhesive 10- cent postal savings stamps. Each postal savings card contains blank spaces to which savings stamp may be affixed from time TO time as purchased, and a postal savings card with nine 10-cent savings stamps thus affixed will be accepted as a deposit of $1 either in opening an account or in adding to an existing account. This should encourage children to save their pennies. Interest will be allowed on all de posits at the rate of 2 per cent per an num, computed on each savings cer tificate separately, and payable an nually. No interest will be paid on money which remains on deposit for a iraction of a year only. A depositor may at any time with draw the whole or any part of his de posit to his credit with any interest payable by surrendering savings cer tificates, properly indorsed, for the amount desired. Savings deposits converted into bonds are not counted as a part of the maximum of $500 allowed one de positor, and there is no limitation upon the amount of available postal savings bonds which may finally be acquired by a depositor. Further information concerning the postal savings system may be ob tained by application at any deposi tory office. Eastern Minnesota Power Co Rush City capital is largely in vested in the development of the modern hydro-electric power plant of the Eastern Minnesota Power Co., active work for which is now under way and will be pushed rapidly to completion. The main generating plant of the company is to be located seven miles east of Pine City on the Snake river. The plant will be equipped with the most modern electric and hydraulic machinery, the first installation of which will be about 1,000 horse power. The Eastern Minnesota Power Co. was incor porated in November, 1910, with a capital stock of $200,000 the officers and directors are J. C. Carlson, J. J. Flynn, F. E. Smith, J. M. Allen and P. Allen. Already franchises have been se cured for seven of the surrounding ^.SAVINGSKYSTRM iltSL =T towns. Thrtowns company proposes to supply all within transmitting distance and also farmers along the ilne. Approximately 100 miles of line will be built. It is proposed, in towns where there are steam electric lighting plants to furnish the current to the owners of the plant already installed for them to distribute to the consumer which can be done at a con siderable saving to them over the regular fuel bill. The line to Braham will be com pleted in about three weeks and cur rent will be supplied to that town at that time from the present plant that is now operating: this line is exception ally well built and will be the main lead to Princeton via Grandy, Stanch field and Cambridge, while a line will be run from Cambridge to Isanti. The transmission ilne to supply Har ris and North Branch will be under way in about ten days.Rush City Post. On to St. Cloud. Mr. W. R. McKenzie, secretary of the Northern Minnesota Development association, writes the Union that Mille Lacs county is entitled to three delegates to the meeting of the associ ation which is to be held at St. Cloud on the 8fch and 9th of December. The northern, central and southern sec tions of Mille Lacs county should each choose a delegate, and do so at once. Of course other residents of Mille Lacs county will be welcome to attend the St. Cloud convention, but it is necessary to have three ac credited delegates who will take part in the organization of the convention and in the election of officers. The commercial clubs of Wahkon and Onamia, Milaca and Princeton should take prompt action in the matter, and, if possible, three representative farmers should be chosen, but no one should be selected as a delegate who will not attend the convention. Wikeen Tells One on Gaulier Charley Gaulier came into town on Monday with a load of wheat and, after weighing it on W. H. Ferrell's scales, proceeded to the St. Anthony & Dakota elevator to dispose of it. As Peter Wikeen emerged from his office to receive the load Charley was evidently surprised and exclaimed, "So you are still here'accentuating the 'you." "Yes," responded Pete, "why not?" "Well," answered Charley, I read in the Union that Burgan would be in charge of the ele vator and prepared to buy grain to day, and it goes to prove to me that newpsapers do not always tell the truth." Charley had been reading the Union 's column, "Twenty-Five Years Ago." Ronneby Man Murdered. The body of Ole Kjormoe, a young farmer whose home was at Ronneby, was found in the rear of a saloon at East Grand Forks last week. He had evidently been beaten to death and robbed and his empty pocketbook lay about eight feet away from the body. Kjormoe left home several months ago to work in the harvest fields of North Dakota and it is believed that he was on his way back at the time of the tragedy. No clue to his assailant has yet been found. He is survived by a brother, Theodore Kjormoe, of Ronneby, and two sisters, Mrs. Al bert Wagner of Maywood and Mrs. Henry Hanson of Glendorado. Unredeemed Land Sale The annual sale of unredeemed lands in the county of Mille Lacs was held at the court house on Monday. The lands were those which have not been bid in at delinquent tax sales and were taken over by the state, and the taxes were delinquent for at least three years and in many instances for a much longer period. In all there were 20 buyers, viz., Harrison T. Winter, who purchased 8 tracts Henry Rines, Mora, 2 J. J. Webster, 1 Mary E. Libby, 1 G. A. Eaton, 4 L. M. Mann, 1 F. R. Burrell, 2 R. W. Freer, 1. The total amount realized from the sale was $307.02. Horses That Will Suit You. Next Monday my special represen tative will arrive here with a carload of young native mares which are strong, sound, and adapted to vari ous kinds of work. They have been selected with great care from among hundreds by an expert horseman and they will stand close inspection. On the whole these mares cannot be ex celled in this part of the country. Call at my barn on Monday and judge for yourselves. 47-tfc Aulger Rines. Deer and Dears According to the Cambridge North Star there is a greater demand for licenses for deer than there is lor dears in Isanti county, and there are many nice dears in our sister county, too. One good Isanti county dear is worth more to a sensible young man than all the deer in northern Minne sota. THOSE 0 BEYOND Ward, Son of Mr. and firs. Clarence Hill, Dies From Appendicitis on Thursday, Nov. 9. Obituary of rirs. Trask, Sister of firs. Wesley Page, Who Died Re* cently at Monticello. Ward Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Hill, aged 8 years, who was in a precarious condition at the Northwestern hospital when the Union went to press last week, died that evening, November 9. The disease (appendicitis) from which the little fellow died had advanced to a point when he was taken to the hospit al where no medical or surgical skill could save his life. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. B. Service at the Methodist church on Saturday morning at 10 and were largely attendded, many of the children of the Whittier school and their teachers being among those in attendance. The school was closed, out of respect to the little boy who had been one of its pupils. Rev. Service delivered an impressive ser mon and a quartet composed of Mrs. C. A. Caley, Mrs. L. S. Briggs, Guy Ewing and Arthur Roos rendered vocal selections. Mrs. Ewing was the accompanist. The casket in which reposed the remains of the child was covered with pretty flowers. Six classmates of Ward's at the Whittier school acted in the capacity of pall bearers. The interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery. Ward Hill was a bright, good natured little fellow and his taking away was a heavy blow to his parents, brothers and sisters, with whom the community sympathizes in their hour of sorrow. A father, mother, two brothers and three sisters survive him. Obituary of Mrs Mary A Trask, Mrs. Mary A. Trask of Monticello, a sister of Mrs. Wesley Page of Princeton, brief mention of whose death was made in last week's Union, was born at Winslow, Maine, on November 27, 1838. Her maiden name was Mary A. Phillips and she was married to W. A. Trask in the state of Maine on November 9, 1866. Shortly thereafter, with her husband, she came west and settled in Princeton. A few years later the family moved to ^Monticello and there she lived until called by death on Sunday, Novem ber 5. Her husband died last June. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Trask, George and Frank, both of whom are dead. Mrs. Trask had suffered for many years with asthma and heart trouble. Funeral services were held on November 8 at the home of Mrs. Reed, in Monticello, with whom Mrs. Trask had been living, and were largely attended. Rev. Henry Nobbs paid a high tribute to the deceased in a very impressive sermon. Mrs. Wesley Page and Mrs. Frank Campbell attended the obsequies from Princeton. She is survived by two sisters and two brothers, viz., Mrs. Eliza Page, Princeton Miss Ellen Phillips, North Vasselboro, Maine James Phillips, North Vasselboro, Maine and John Phillips, Machias, Maine. Mrs. Trask, who was known by many of the older residents of Prince ton, was a kindly, christian woman a woman who at all times strove to do as she would be done by. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge and of the Women's Relief corps. Death of Oapt E West of Sst. Cloud Capt. J. E. West, one of St. Cloud's oldest, best known and most highly respected citizens, died at his home in that city last Thursday evening. Capt. West was a native of Ohio and was born in 1833 he came west in 1854, and the following year located at St. Cloud, where he resided continu ously until the time of his death, save three years he served in the union army1862-1865. Capt. West was a public-spirited man and took an active pare in every thing that made for the upbuilding of St. Cloud. He was held in high esteem by his fellow-townsmen and, although he lived to a ripe old age, his departure from among them is sincerely regretted. Unclaimed Letters. List of letters remaining unclaimed at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn., November 11, 19H: Miss Lulu Baker (two letters), Henry J. Boyd, Marie Christensen (three letters), James Horton, Miss Myrtle Johnson, Miss Lina Lehto, Mr. Mate, Mr. Daniel Oaline, Mrs. Lillian Shepp, Markus Kilem (foreign), Herr Kristian Solen (foreign). Please call for advertised letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M. &. C. PPNS, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PBINCETOH, MttlE 1ACS COTJHTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1911. VOLUME XXXV. NO. 47 CflNF.RFVAimfFm.Fn TnftUCANT7P .a FAILED TOJ)RGANIZE Progressives' Attempt to Line Up the Ninth District for La Follette Proves to be a Fizzle. Steenerson Trembles Lest Ole Sageng, the Lone Populist, Become a Candidate for Congress. Union Special Correspondence St. Paul, November 15Political gossip at the capital last week has had much to do with the failure of the La Follette progressives to organize the Ninth district in favor of the Wis consin senator. The event was well staged, and was to have taken place at Fergus Falls. The setting included those eminent statesmen, Senator Moses E. Ciapp, Congressman Hal vor Steenerson of Crookston, and Leonard Eriksson of Fergus Falls. Whether the La Follette organizers at Minneapolis had a tip as to what was likely to happen is not divulged, but they decided that it would be well for W. I. Nolan and Judge F. T. Wilson of Stillwater, members of the La Fol lette flying squadron, to stay away. Some one had to do it, so they let Hugh Halbert of St. Paul do it. Now, Mr. Halbert, as I gather, is an earnest young man with advanced ideas and stern progressive prin ciples. Howbeit, he appears to lack dicsretion, for where Nolan and Wil son feared to tread he rushed in. Senator Clapp had been on the ground all day, but he seemed to have been busy coining epigrams and evolving anathemas upon the courts, for he was unaware of the hornets' nest that had been provoked. While the conference was in progress, ac cording to the reports that were brought back, the senator sat idly at a piano, striking an occasional melancholy note out of a creaking instrument that carried in the music rack the flaming advertisement of the "Grizzly Bear" waltz. $- Congressman Steenerson was more discreet. While the senator faced the music, the congressman, with his La Funette indorsement safely ensconced in his inside pocket, remained in the offing aloof from the turmoil of actual participation. 5* It appears that Otter Tail county has a progressive league of its own. Some of its members favor La Fol lette, more favor Senator Cummins, while some of them are sufficiently off color to actually believe the president is all right. Whatever may have been their attitude on the presidency, there was one or two things upon which they are absolutely united, and this was that they did not propose to submit to a reorganization of their own league. It also developed that only Otter Tail was represented, with the exception of Martin Widsten of Warroad, who is Steenerson's secre tary. $- $- According to the newspaper reports of the affair, Mr. Halbert arrived on a train and started right in to organize, but the Otter Tail men re fused to be organized. They dis played about as much enthusiasm as a group of stoughton bottles. Mr. Halbert kicked right off and got such a good start that he was in deep water before he had time to notice the signals of distress that were being wigwagged to him by John H. Grass and Leonard Eriksson. Senator Clapp was so alarmed over the pre dicament of Mr. Halbert that he jumped off into the deep water and soon both were floundering about without a life preserver in sight. Finally both made the shore and Mr. Halbert, realizing that something had happened, but not knowing exactly what, promptly adjourned the meeting and went out to get his breath. This left the field in possession of such re doubtable progressives as Steve But ler, M. T. Moen, Mayor Anderson, Dr. A. B. Cole and others. *$- $- While possibly a little perturbed over the result, Congressman Steener son was determined to get that La Follette indorsement off his system and did so in a speech at the opera house in the evening, where John H. Grass presided. Mr. Steenerson de clared that Taft was impossible and, with Machiavellian ingenuity, managed to slip in an indorsement of Knute Nelson, who was busily attending to the chores on his farm near Alex andria. fr 4* Congressman Steenerson is credited with possessing a trembling anxiety lest Ole Sageng, the lone populist of Otter Tail, become candidate congress. Elmer Adams afraid of the same thing, since his partner holds the postoffice under Mr. Steenerson and has been doing a little boosting for Ole, announcing him as a "progressive populist" and urging him as a republican candidate for the nomination for congressman-at-large. This has not entirely relieved Mr. Steenerson of his fear that Ole may cease to follow the plow and start in on a run for congress. Mr. Sageng's espousal of the cause of La Follette has given a new impetus to the fear he feels, and it is said that the Crooks ton man carries about with him a ter rible picture of Ole, plow and all, trotting about the prairies of the Ninth, gaining on the Steenerson stride at every bound. Naturally, this is disturbing, and the congress man is having troubles all along the line. To add to them, State Senator F. H. Peterson of Moorhead is show ing signs along the same line, and ib is rumored that the A. D. Stephens crowd at Crookston may take a hand in any kind of an old game that will set Halvor to practicing law and re lieve him of the onerous duties of statesmanship. There have been various sug gestions of candidates for governor and for congressman-at-large recently. The latest suggestion for both offices was that of Cyrus Northrop, president emeritus of the university. The presi dent emeritus has declined both honors. The governorship proffer came in a letter from E. A. Rice of Kandiyohi, who has a grievance against the governor because of a failure to appoint one of his candi dates to a position as oil inspector. It was designed not only to take the president emeritus out of the race for congressman-at-large, but to aid in encompassing the governor's defeat, a consummation sought by one and sundry. The outs are having their turn against the ins, and seem to be enjoying the exercise. The latest sug gestion for governor, not taken seri ously, is Alvah Eastman. This is also a bait to get Eastman out of the race for congressman-at-large, which W. I. Nolan and others hope to attain. 4* 4* 8 C. A. Lindbergh1 has also taken to writing letters recently. Mr. Lind bergh wrote to the Northfield News that he could not be oblivious to the high honor involved in the mention of his name for the governorship and, if the progressives sought to urge it and keep urging it, he couldn't stop them. No one appears to be trying to stop them, in fact they seem to welcome the intrusion of Mr. Lindbergh and other radicals they apparently believing that the more men of that shade of be lief there are in the game the better the situation will be for the governor. $- The Whittier decision is expected this week. It will probably exonerate Whittier by a majority vote of Messrs. Ringdal and Vasaly, and a minority repo-t will be submitted by C. L. Sw'ddsen, the republican member. RALPH. The Girl and the Tramn. See Fred Byers and his new vehicle, "The Girl and the Tramp," on Mon day night, November 27, at Brands' opera house. Woutd the explosion of a real automobile interest you? If you saw a man stealing an automo bile what would you do? Miss Flo Randall, the girl in "The Girl and the Tramp," sees a man stealing her automobile. She pluckily covers him with a gun and calls for help. "Hap py Jack," a tramp, comes to her res cue. A quarrel results between Happy Jack and Philip Redman. The tramp is knocked down, Redman jumps into the automobile, pulls the crank, and the automobile explodes. This all takes place in full view of the audi ence. Aside from carrying a strong dramatic company, Mr. Byers has surrounded himself with three excel lent singers, and they are carried as extra vaudeville between the acts. This show is guaranteed or money refunded. Fred Briggs Convicted. Fred A. Briggs, former Minneapolis politician, cigar salesman and man about town, was found guilty of high way robbery by a jury which returned its verdict in the criminal court at Minneapolis on Saturday. Briggs was a companion of the late Jerry McCarthy, outlaw and escaped con vict, and of Peter Juhl, another es caped convict, who recently shot and killed Detective Frazier of the St. Paul police force. Briggs, it was charged in the trial, was the brains of the triumvirate in a campaign of crime. W. H. Grimshaw, United States marshal, came to his defense in court bnt the judge ordered his testimony stricken out as unreliable. -*"*.SEVENTYJMFIRMEDn Bishop Trobec Administers Confirma- tion Sacrament to Large Class at St. Edward's Church. He Pays Glowing Tribute to Village of Princeton and Bestows Much Praise on Rev. Levings. A most beautiful and edifying ser vice was conducted at St. Edward's Catholic church on Tuesday, when a large class numbering 70 boys and girls from the parish of Princeton and Green bush received confirmation. The sacrament was administered by Right Rev. Bishop Trobec of St. Cloud, who was assisted by Rev. Fathers Zitur of Clear Lake and Willenbring of St. Cloud. There were four masses during the forenoonat 7:30 by Bishop Trobec, 8:30 by Father Levings, 9:30 by Father Willenbring, and at 10:30. Following the latter the sacrament of confirmation was administered, J. J. Skahen acting as sponsor for the boys and Mrs. Joseph Payette for the girls. During the progress of the 10:30 mass Mrs. C. A. Caley rendered beautiful vocal selections appropriate to the occasion and Mrs. T. J. Kali her accompanied her on the organ. After the confirmation ceremonies Bishop Trobec delivered a sermon which was replete in good advice to both old and young, and he fully demonstrated his excellent qualifica tions for the high office which he holds. His address was conservative, broad-minded and liberal. He paid a glowing tribute to the village of Princeton, to the pastor of the Catho lic church, Rev. Father Levings, and to the wholesome and prosperous con dition in which he found the entire parish. The large confirmation class that Father Levings so ably prepared, and that passed the examination so suc cessfully, reflects the highest credit upon the untiring industry and scholarly attainments of the pastor, who may well feel proud of the excel lent showing made. On the previous day at E'k River Bishop Trobec administered the con firmation sacrament to a class of 40 while on his way to Princeton. A stove That Hill Used One of the relics of bygone days to which is attached by association much historic significance is a combination cook stove and heater which was formerly owned, says E. K. Evens, its present possessor, by Jas. J. Hill, the railroad magnate. Mr. Evens ac quired the stove in a trade with Robert Clark, who was at one time head gardener for James J. Hill. Mr. Clark used it continuously for 20 years and it seems little the worse for wear. The stove is a P. P. Stewart and bears the date 1859 on one of its sides. It is a peculiar combination with two oven doors, one in front and the other on the left side. Beneath a flat iron surface, or shelf, in front is the ash pan, and this is attached to the oven door. It has a very large firebox and four No. 10 lids. Mr. Evens says he would not take $50 for the stovenot because of its association with J. J. Hill, but because it shows the kind of stuff that the P. P. Stewart stoves are made of, stuff that is practically in destructible. The stove is now on exhibition in the show windows of the Evens Hardware company. We presume that upon this old reile many a flapjack has been prepared for Mr. Hill's breakfast and that upon many an occasion in the early days, when the railroad man reached home with wet socks, he stuck his feet on the flap of the stove to dry them. This in itself would make the stove valuable to the curio hunter. Mr. Hill could, no doubt, furnish a par ticularly interesting story of this old relic. Anti-Tnbercnloaig Exhibit The state board of health will give an anti-tuberculosis exhibit in Brands' opera house this afternoon and evening and tomorrow afternoon and evening. Lectures, illustrated with stereopticon slides, will be given and the audience enlightened on the best known methods of combatting the white plague. The Congregational choir, under the direction of Mrs. C. H. Cooney, will furnish music this evening and the Princeton orchestra and Mrs. Claire Caley on Friday. Dr. Cooney will be one of the speakers on Friday evening. Every one who can possibly so do should" attend, as they cannot do other than gather much useful in formation from the exhibition.