Newspaper Page Text
THE COMFORTABLE WAYi
GOING SOtJTH QOlNG HORTH
6 00am Duhith 10-16
8-65 am Brook Park 7*20
9 04am Mora 6 56pm
9 31am Ogllvle 6 39 m.
9 42am .Book 626pm
10 10 am. Milaca 6 06 pm
10 22 am Pease (f) 5 49 m.
10 35 am Long Siding (f) 5 37
10 41 a.m Brickton (f). 5 33
10 56 am Princeton S-27
11 15 am Zimmerman 5 06
11 40 am Elk River 4 46
12 05 am Anoka 4 25
12 45 Minneapolis 3 45 m.
1 15 St. Paul 3 15 m.
(f) Stop on signal
ST. CLOUD TRAINS.
QOIHQ WBBT. GOING BAST.
10 18 a Milaca 5 40
10 23 a Foreston 5 34 pm.
11 20 a St Cloud 4 30 m.
GOING SOUTH I GOING NORTH
Daily, except Sun Dally, except Sun
8 30 am Milaca 2 10pm
9 30pm Princeton 1 00
10 30 Elk River 10 30 a
3 OOp Anoka 8 00a
Any information regarding sleeping
oars or connections will be furnished
any time by
J. W. MOSSMAN, Agent.
MILLE LACS COUNTY.
Bogus BrookA Franzen Route 2, Milaca
BorgholmGeo Hulbert ....R 1, Milaca
East SideAndrew Kalberg Opstead
GreenbushJ Grow l, Princeton
HaylandAlfred Johnson Milaca
Isle HarborC Halgren Wahkon
MilacaJ A Overby Milaca
MiloR N Atkinson Foreston
)namiaLars Eriksson Onamia
'ageAugust Anderson Star Milaca
Princeton \lbert Kuhfleld Route 2, Princeton
KathioE E Dinwiddle Garrison
-out HarborChas Freer Cove
Grover Umbehocker Princeton
Paul Northway Milaca
Disinf ecting.a Specialty Rural Phone No 30
R. D. A. McRAE
Office in Odd Fellows Block
R. P. L. SMALL,
Office hours 9am to 12 2pm to 5pm
Over E Anderson's store
ROSS CALEY, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEON.
Office and Residence over Jack's Drugstore
Tel Rural, 36
BARBER SHOP &- BATH ROOMb
A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars.
Main Street, Prinoeton
Will take full charge of dead bodies when
desired Coffins and caskets of the latest styles
always -n stock Also Springfield metalioa.
Dealer in Monuments of all kinds.
E A Ross Princeton, Minn Telephone No 30
T. J. KALIHER, Proprietor,
Single and Double Rigs
at a [foments* Notice.
Commercial Traveler*' Trade aSpec1*itv
I Expert Accountant, I
VJF j-'w*. fH*, -H^^Jhvimgfp^iF^m
O Quale ODamia
BaldwinHenry Murphy PrincetOD
Blue HillM Mattson Princeton
Spencer Brook O W Blomquist 3 Princeton
WyanettP A Chilstrom 2 Princeton
LivoniaE A Smyth Zimmerman
SantiagoGeo Roos Santiago
)alooJoh Sarne Dalb
BradfordWm Oonklin 3, Cambridge
StanfordLee Hass St Francis
Spring ValeHenry A Olson R. 5 Cambridge
NO. 9 3, K. of P.
Regular meetings every Tneed ~J
tm at 8 o'clock.
FRED NEWTON O O
GEO E RICE A S
LOUIS RUST, Master of Finance
Princeton Homestead No. 1867of
Regular meeting nights sec
ond and fourth Wednesday
in each month
Cor and of A
State Licensed Erribalmer.
Over 30 Years Experience.
1011 First Ave North, 2
All outstanding county"ditch war
rants for ditches No. 3, 4, 5 and
should be presented at once for
ment. Interest ceases within 30
from this date
Dated November 23, 1911.
County Treasurer of Mille Lacs
48-3t County, Minn.
the disturbance to business that would
probably attend the dissolution of these
offending trusts. I said:
"But such an investigation and pos
sible prosecution of corporations whose
prosperity or destruction affects the
comfort not only of stockholders, but
of millions of wage earners, employees
and associated tradesmen, must neces
sarily tend to disturb the confidence
of the business community, to dry up
the now flowing sources of capital
from its places of hoarding and pro
duce ft halt in our present prosperity
that will cause suffering and strained
circumstances among the innocent
many for the faults of the guilty few
The question which I wish in this
message to bring clearly to the con
sideration and discussion of congress
is whether, in order to avoid such a
possible business danger, something
cannot be done by which these busi
ness combinations may be offered a
means, without great financial dis
turbance, of changing the character,
organization and extent of their busi
ness into one within the lines of the
law under federal control and super
vision, securing compliance with the
"Generally in the industrial combina
tions called 'trusts' the principal bus.i
ness is the sale of goods in many states
and in foreign marketsin other words,
the interstate and foreign business far
exceeds the business done in any one
state. This fact will justify the fed
eral government in granting a federal
charter to such a combination to make
and sell in interstate and foreign com
merce the products of useful manufac
ture under such limitations as will se
cure a compliance with the anti-trust
law. It is possible so to frame a stat
ute that, while it offers protection to a
federal company against harmful, vex
atious and unnecessary invasion by the
states, it shall subject it to reasona
ble taxation and control by the states
with respect to its purely local busi
"Corporations organized under this
act should be prohibited from acquir
ing and holding stock in other corpo
rations (except for special reasons,
upon approval by the proper federal
authority), thus avoiding the creation
under national auspices of the holding
company with subordinate corporations
In different states, which has been
such an effective agency in the crea
tion of the great trusts and monopo
"If the prohibition of the anti-trust
act against combinations in restraint
trade is to be effectively enforced
it is essential that the national govern
ment shall provide for the creation of
national corporations to carry on ale
gitimate business throughout the Unit
ed States. The conflicting laws of the
different states of the Union with re
spect to foreign corporations make it
difficult, if not impossible, for one cor
poration to comply with their require
ments so as to carry on business in a
number of different states
I renew the recommendation of the
enactment of a general law providing
for the voluntary formation of cor
porations to engage in trade and com
merce among the states and with for
eign nations. Every argument which
was then advanced for such a law and
every explanation which was at that
time offered to possible objections has
been confirmed by our experience since
the enforcement of the anti-trust stat
ute has resulted in the actual dissolu
tion of active commercial organiza
It is even more manifest now than
it was then that the denunciation of
conspiracies in restraint of trade
should not and does not mean the de
nial of organizations large enough to
be intrusted with our interstate and
foreign trade. It has been made more
clear now than it was then that a
purely negative statute like the anti
trust law may well be supplemented
by specific provisions for the building
up and regulation of legitimate na
tional and foreign commerce
Government Administrative Experts
Needed to Ad Courts In Trust
The drafting of the decrees in the
dissolution of the present trusts, with
a view to their reorganization into le
gitimate corporations, has made it es
pecially apparent that the courts are
not provided with the administrative
machinery to make the necessary in
quiries preparatory to reorganization
or to pursue such inquiries, and they
should be empowered to Invoke the
aid of the bureau of corporations in
determining the suitable reorganiza
tion of the disintegrated parts. The
circuit court and the attorney general
were greatly aided in framing the de
cree In the tobacco trust dissolution by
an expert from the bureau of corpora
tions. Federal Corporation Commission Pro
I do not set forth in detail the terms
and sections of a statute which might
supply the constructive legislation per
mitting and aiding the formation of
combinations of capital into federal
corporations. They should be subject
to rigid rules as to their organization
and procedure. Including effective pub
licity, and to the closest supervision as
to the issue of stock and bonds by an
executive bureau or commission in the
department of commerce and labor, to
which in times of doubt they might
well submit their proposed plans for
future business. It must be distinctly
understood that incorporation under a
federal law could not exempt the com
pany thus formed and its Incorporators
and managers from prosecution under
the anti-trust law for subsequent il
legal conduct, but the publicity of its
procedure and the opportunity for fre
quent consultation with the bureau or
commission in charge of the incorporr.
tion as to the legitimate purpose of it
transactions would offer it as great *P
curity against successful prosecution^
THE PRINCETON UNION: THUBSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1911.
for violations of the law as would be
practical or wise.
Such a bureau or commission might
well be invested also with the duty
already referred to of aiding courts
In the dissolution and recreation of
trusts within the law. It should be an
executive tribunal of the dignity and
power of the comptroller of the cur
rency or the interstate commerce com
mission, which now exercises supervis
ory power over important classes of
corporations under federal regulation.
The drafting of such a federal in
corporation law would offer ample op
portunity to prevent many manifest
evils in corporate management today.
Including irresponsibility of control in
the hands of the few who are not the
I recommend that the federal char
ters thus to be granted shall be volun
tary, at least until experience justifies
mandatory provisions. The benefit to
be derived from the operation of great
businesses under the protection of such
a charter would attract all who are
anxious to keep within the lines of the
law. Other large combinations that
fail to take advantage of the federal
incorporation will not have a right to
complain if their failure is ascribed to
unwillingness to submit their transac
tions to the careful official scrutiny,
competent supervision and publicity
attendant upon the enjoyment of such
Only Supplemental Legislation Needed.
The opportunity thus suggested for
federal incorporation, it seems to me,
is suitable constructive legislation
needed to facilitate the squaring of
great industrial enterprises to the rule
of action laid down by the anti-trust
law. This statute as construed by the
supreme court must continue to be the
line of distinction for legitimate busi
ness. It must be enforced unless we
are to banish individualism from all
business and reduce it to one common
system of regulation or control of
prices like that which now prevails
with respect to public utilities and
which when applied to all business
would be a long step toward state so
Importance of the Anti-trust Act.
The anti trust act is the expression
of the effort of a freedom loving peo
ple to preserve equality of opportunity.
It is the result of the confident deter
mination of such a people to maintain
the future growth by preserving un
controlled and unrestricted the enter
prise of the mdhidual his industry,
his in^enultj his intelligence and his
For twentv 5 ears or more this stat
ute has been upon the statute book.
All knew its general purpose and ap
proved Many of its violators were
cynical over its assumed impotence.
It seemed impossible of enforcement.
Slowly the mills of the courts ground,
and only gradually did the majesty of
the law assert itself. Many of its
statesmen-authors died before it be
came a living force, and they and oth
ers saw the evil grow which they had
hoped to destroy Now its efficacy Is
seen now Its power Is heavy now tts
object is near achievement Now we
hear the call for its repeal on the plea
that it interferes with business pros
perity, and we are advised in most
general terms how by some other stat
ute and in some other way the evil
we are just stamping out can be cured
if we only abandon this work of twen
ty years and try another experiment
for another term of years.
It is said that the act has not done
good Can this be said In the face of
the effect of the Northern Securities
decree? That decree was In no way
so drastic or inhibitive in detail as ei
ther the Standard Oil decree or the
tobacco decree. But did it not stop
for all time the then powerful move
ment toward the control of all the
railroads of the country in a single
hand? Such a one man power could
not have been a healthful influence in
the republic, even though exercised
under the general supervision of an
Do we desire to make such ruthless
combinations and monopolies lawful?
When all energies are directed, not to
ward the reduction of the cost of pro
duction for the public benefit by a
healthful competition, but toward new
ways and means for making perma
nent in a few hands the absolute con
trol of the conditions and prices pre
vailing In the whole field of industry,
then individual enterprise and effort
will be paralyzed and the spirit of
commercial freedom will be dead
WM. EL TAFT.
The White House, Dec 5, 1911.
Axel Carlson was a Thanksgiving
caller at Westhng's.
Wm. Hofferbert transacted business
in Dalbo on Tuesday.
Mrs. H. E. Jones called on Mrs.winter.
Oscar S wedberg on Tuesday.
Alex Westling and Mrs. Kate
Niesen were Princeton visitors on
Iver Folwick and sister, Myrtle,
called at the H. Zimmer home on
The Niesen boys received their new
engine last week. Several of their
friends were there on Sunday to look
A dance was given to a select crowd
at the John Tessmer home on Thanks
giving evening. All present report a
Wm. Hofferbert and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar S wedberg and Mrs.spent
H. E. Jones ate Thanksgiving dinner
with Mr. and Mrs. Albin Swenson.
James Westling went to Glendorado
to spend Thanksgiving with friends
and relatives. There seems to be
quite an attraction down there for
0 Farm Fireside,
Sferafngs by Our Conntry
Ole Plerson is hauling hay to
Matt Johnson has built an addition
to his barn.
Gus Kolhman is hauling potatoes
Clarence Taylor is baling hay for
W. H. Thompson.
Philip Boehm, jr., is hard at work
finishing his new house.
Archie Hull came up from St. Paul
and spent Thanksgiving day at home.
Bert Metzer has gone to Eennan,
Wis., for a two week's visit with
Miss Cecilia McCormick spent
Thanksgiving at P. B. Mitchell's in
We are having our Indian summer
now, and if it wasn't for the deep
snow it would be very enjoyable.
Miss Bessie Hull spent Thanks
giving vacation with friends in Elk
River and returned on Monday to her
school duties in Princeton.
Otis and Martin Johnson from
Winona county are visiting their
uncle and aunt, Fred Borneke and
wife, and grandmother, Mrs. H. M.
C. W Taylor found the calves that
he lost. They wandered during the
big snowstorm into a spring and
mired in the mud, where he found
Miss Aurora Taylor came up from
Elk River, where she is attending
school, to spend Thanksgiving vaca
tion with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.come
C. W. Taylor.
The dancing party at the hall
Saturday evening was well attended,
and all enjoyed themselves. The
music was by Archie Lambert and
wife of Baldwin.
Quite a number of horses are
suffering from some kind of a dis
temper, which causes them to cough,
with a discharge from the nose, but
does not seem to be anything serious.
A large wolf was running about in
our neighborhood last week
Henry Ackerman is doing some
carpenter work at Wm. Talen's.
The Reibe boys are hauling wood
to several school houses in this vicin
A number from here attended a
party and dance given at the Trabant
home across the river.
Frank Magnuson lost a valuable
young horse recently. It had been
sick with pneumonia for more than a
Mark Newman, jr., has returned
from Minneapolis. His wife and
daughter will remain there a while
Floyd Norman and Walter Hal
strom have returned from their hunt
ing trip. They brought home one
deer and 40 rabbits.
The Sunday school in district 12
will have a Christmas entertainment.
A collection to help in buying the
needed materials will be taken up.
Everybody is welcome to the meetings
held each Sunday morning at 10 a. m.
Mrs. Hunter called at Rooheford's
Miss Octavie Rocheford visited at
A. E. Grow's on Sunday.
Miss Marie Schrepel spent a few
days visiting her sister, Ida, last
Alonzo Raiche spent a few days
last week visiting friends and rela
tives in Princeton.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rocheford and
Mr. and Mrs. O Derry spent Sunday
at Charles Raiche's.
The Misses Hattie Van Rhee and
Mabel Peterson were entertained at
Walker's on Sunday.
Mrs. David Raiche and son,
Bernard, returned home from St.
Paul on Friday evening.
Peter Raiche of Minneapolis, for
merly of this place, is here on a visit
with relatives and friends for the
Mr. and Mrs. Fradette and Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Rehaume were among
those who spent Thanksgiving at
The pupils and teacher of the west
school in district 4 gave a Thanks
giving program on Wednesday. A
few visitors were there.
Miss Helen Conroy, accompanied
by the Misses Octavia Rocheford and
Mae Davis, spent Thanksgiving at the
former's home at Anoka.
Mrs. John V. Pederson, Ole Randi,
Edward, John, Nels and Clarence
Pederson and Pearl Labbissonniere
Thanksgiving at Henry Foster's.
Those receiving certificates for
perfect attendance in the west school,
district 4, were Alfred, Annie and
Ella Heruth, Lester and Ethel Re
haume, Ivan and George Degleman,
Joe Seifert, Frank, Edna and Hazel
f^Mi J^i^ifetisf- 41imM^ikA\h0j?A
Leander, Esther Lindstrom, Elsie
Kranz and Margaret Heruth. Hattie
Van Rhee, Teaoher.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lessard and
family, Mrs. Theodore Foster, Flor
ence Foster and Elmer Dubuque were
callers at Charles Raiche's on
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Shaw, Mr.
and Mrs. 'Arthur Shaw and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shaw and fam
ily and Mr. and Mrs. Sausser spent
Thanksgiving at R. S. Shaw's.
A number of young people gathered
at Walker's on Saturday evening and
spent a very pleasant time. Those
present were entertained by guessing
contests of various kinds. Mr.
Preston and Miss Hattie Van Rhee
carried off the prizes.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry tJglem, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Christopherson, Mr.
and Mrs. Axel Johnson, Mrs. J. V.
Pederson and daughter, Randi, at
tended the quilting bee at Henry
Foster's on Friday. The women
folks came in the afternoon and men
folks in the evening. A dainty lunch
was served at midnight. The guests
departed for their homes at a late
hour declaring they had had a fine
The school children of district 5 are
preparing for a Christmas program.
Frank Grow was among the crowd
who attended the dance in Santiago
Mrs. and Mrs Sidney Grow and
son, Leland, of Foley were here visit
ing with relatives a few days.
Quite a number of young people of
this vicinity attended the dance at
Santiago last Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Nels Robideau and
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Grow were wel
callers at Mr. and Mrs. John
Odegard's on Sunday.
A dance will be given at the resi
dence of Nels Robideau on Friday,
December 15. Supper will be served
and a good time is assured. Every
one is invited.
Mr. and Mrs. Rant Ross, Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Grow, Mr. and Mrs.day
Clyde Ross, Miss Conroy and Miss
Davis called on Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Grow on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ross and
daughter, Orpha, and Mr. and Mrs.Mr.
Sidney Grow and son, Leland, visited
with Mr. and Mrs. John Grow and
family on Sunday.
DISTRICT NO. 50
Art Campbell was calling on his
friend, Geo. Stone, on Sunday.
Roy Fiero of Wyanett came over to
the dance at the Hamilton home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Franklin were
calling on neighbors Sunday after
Julius Egge and his cousin are ex
pected home from the north on Mon
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Fiero spent
Thanksgiving with the latter's parents
Ben Johnson accompanied Mrs.
Anderson on her sad journey to her
old home in Illinois.
Adolph and Walter Egge spent
Thanksgiving with their sister, Mrs.
Gunderson, at Wyanett
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Looney at
tended the dance at the Hamilton
home on Friday evening.
James Franklin returned on Satur
day from Anoka, where he has been
visiting friends for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lambert went
to Blue Hill on Saturday night to
play for the dance in the town hall.
We are sorry to announce the death
of Andrew Anderson, who died on
November 30. He was taken to Illi
nois for burial.
Mrs. Andrew Anderson wishes to
express through the medium of the
district 50 correspondent her most
sincere thanks to friends and neigh
bors who assisted her during the sick
ness and death of her husband.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman called at A.
N. Holm's on Thanksgiving day.
Mrs. Anna Plaint and Etta Olson
returned to the cities last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Strong and
family spent Thanksgiving day at L.
Albert Anderson and daughter,
Ruth, called on Mr. and Mrs. Wm
Westling on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Chalstrom and
family and Mr. and Mrs. L. Rust
and family Sundayed at H. Hanson's.
Thanksgiving evening services were
held at the Swedish Baptist church by
Rev. H. Blomgren from Spencer
A party of young people drove over
to Dalbo on Thanksgiving eve to at
tend the masquerade ball. The boys
report a good time but the girls didn't
And so Mr. doesn't like some
things he reads in the country cor
respondence. Neither do we. But he
is at liberty to pick out what he wants
and leave the rest for some one less
fastidious. Did he ever read the story
of the man who sat down at a first
class hotel dinner and, beginning at
^v*&k ^*#1khm& j*iNr,J\ J*&&$g**J*t a'
the first line on the bill of fare, tried
to eat every dish mentioned thereon?
This newspaper prints a varied bill of
fare, but there is no law compelling
you to devour every portion of it.
Just put aside what you don't relish
and say nothing about it. And don't
swear it's both wicked and foolish.
Lawrence Clough went to Isanti
with two loads of beans on Monday.
Mr. Cyrus, teacher in district 1, is
preparing for a Christmas entertain
Oscar Blomquist and Clark Sever
ance went to Isanti on Tuesday with
Ira Colburn of Anoka came up last
week to see his sick brother and to get
a load of goods.
Mrs. Stella Clough is having quite
a lot of dental work done by Dr.
McRae of Princeton.
Rev. Blomgren has been engaged as
pastor of the Swedish Baptist church
for the coming year.
Am Babb and Ernest Ellingwood
went to Princeton on Tuesday to ap
pear as witnesses in the Nichols case.
The Misses Lila Severance, Helen
Thompson and Bernice Turner came
home from St. Cloud to spend
The Misses Laura and Ida King
came home from Minneapolis, where
they are going to school, to spend
The bean threshers, having finished
their work around here, started for
Walbo on Tuesday morning. They
have two weeks more threshing.
Alfred Colburn and wife of Grants
burg, Wis., are here on a visit to the
former's brother, Charles, who has
been very sick with heart trouble.
WEST SPENCER BROOK.
Ernest Ellingwood spent Saturday
evening at Williams'.
A. J. Reynolds and family spent
Sunday at C. A. Williams'.
Gill Clough and family spent Fri
evening at C. A. Williams'.
Mrs. Roy Stickney and Roland
Howe of Bradford were up last Sun
A baby girl arrived at the home of
and Mrs. Jack Ferney last Fri
Miss Ina McKmney spent her vaca
tion at home and returned to Brad
ford on Saturday.
Terry Nichols of Kempton, N. D.,
is visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Williams.
Charley Babb went to Isanti and
took Jim McKenzie over to the train
on Sunday afternoon.
Miss Mabel Prescott was home to
spend her Thanksgiving vacation and
returned to her school on Sunday.
Everybody is hauling beans to
Isanti these days. The price is very
goodfrom $1.85 to $2.10 per bushel.
There was a masked ball at the
Brook last Wednesday night. A big
crowd was there and a fine time was
had by everybody.
Jim McKenzie spent a few days at
home, court having adjourned for
Thanksgiving. He returned on Mon
day to Fergus Falls.
J. J. Knutsen has his house almost
Leslie Crook spent Sunday at
Charlie Sandberg called at Kron
strom's on Sunday.
The melodious strains of the choir
are once more to be heard.
Services were held in the M. E.
church on Sunday evening by Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. John Levau were
pleasant visitors at P. N. Kron
strom's on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hughes enter
tained a number of their friends at
dinner on Thanksgiving day.
Pauline Trunk and Alma Herman
son spent their Thanksgiving vaca
tion at the former's home in Baldwin.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson and
family of Freer and John Boman of
Foley were entertained at dinner at
Lind's on Thanksgiving day.
A birthday surprise party was
given at the Hughes home Saturday
evening last in honor of Mrs. Hughes.
About forty guests were present and
playing games was the chief pastime
of the evening. Light refreshments
were served at midnight, after which
the guests departed for their various
homes wishing Mrs. Hughes many
happy returns of the day.
The entertainment given in No. 7
school house on Tuesday evening was
in every way a success. The pupils
showed that they had been well
trained and for this the teachers
surely deserve credit. A guessing
contest was also indulged in. The
one guessing the name of a doll re
ceived a beautiful life-size doll.
Charlie ErickBon was the lucky one.
No wonder his face is wreathed in
The full text of President Taft's
message appears on pages 6 and 7 of
1^6 ^.tit*"* t&t