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Annlvarsary Wijl Be Qbaeryed With Special Services in the Various Churches of Princeton. Sunday School Children Will Give En- tertainments and Christmas Trees Will Be Provided. Congregational The regular Christmas services will be held next Sunday and in the morn ing special music will be rendered under the direction of Mrs. H. C. Cooney. The program hereunder will be presented on Sunday evening by pupils of the Whittier school. The children have been prepared for the exercises by the teachers of this school and a very pleasing entertain ment is anticipated. Following the exercises Santa Claus will distribute the presents from the Christmas tree. The Great Beyond Orchestra Glory in the Highest School and Orchestra Recitation ...Wilbur Coates Recitation Herbert Malkson Helen Darragh Twelve Children Benme Nichols Mona McMillan, Harold Veal Kenneth Howard Mildred Kenney, Myron Malkson Walter Davis Myron Malkson Ten Children Morris Davis Barbara Rocustad Mildred Kenney School and Orchestra Carl Swanson Twelve Children Stanley Mathews bong Recitation Recitation Recitation bong Recitation Recitation Song and Recitation Recitation kecitation Recitation Shine On O Star, Song Recitation on Recitation. Trio Gertrude Pearson Jennie Umbe hocker and Lulu Ecklund Recitation Boreas Recitation Recitation bong Story of the Christ Child Distribution of Gifts Selection Lawrence Swanson Orchestra Mary Veal Ruth Looney Twelve Children Twelve Girls Santa Claus Orchestra Methodist Christmas services will be held on Sunday morning, when the pastor, Rev Service, will take for his sub ject of discourse, "The Wonder of the World." There will also be an even ing service with the following special program. PROGRAM Prelude Mrs Ewmg and Miss Woodcock Hymn Congregation Anthem There Were Shepherds Choir bcnpture Reading Pastor Piano Solo Miss Woodcock Selection Male Quartet Offertory Mrs Ewing Anthem Hark the Herald Angels Sing Choir Sermon I Have Put Off My Coat, How Rev Service Mrs Caley Christmas exercises will be held on Monday evening, December 25, com mencing at 7.30 o'clock, and the pro gram arranged for this occasion con sists of the cantata, "A Visit to Santa Claus Santa Claus will be the central figure, as the name of the cantata implies. At the close of the musical program Santa Claus will distribute the many gifts that will be suspended from the trees. The music on Sunday and Monday will be under the direction of Mrs. C. A. Caley. Shall I Put It On ocal Solo Christ Is Born Catholic. At St. Edward's Catholic church there will be three masses on Christ mas morning, at 7:30, 8:30 and 10:30 o'clock A special program, with appropriate music, has been arranged for high mass. Rev. Father JKitowski of Foley will conduct the services and Rev. Father Levings will officiate at Foley upon thib day. German Lutheran The customary Christmas services will be conducted by Rev. Eugene Ahl at 10:30 o'clock on Monday morn ing and on Sunday evening a Christ mas tree will be provided and an en tertainment given by the Sunday achool children. Services will also be held on Tuesday morning, De cember 26Second Christmas day. German Lutheran-Town of Princeton. Rev. Otto Strauch will hold services at 10:30 in the morning of Christmas day and on the evening of December 24 there will be a Christmas tree and program by the Sunday school chil dren. On Tuesday morning services will be held at 10:30 o'clock. German Methodist Services will be held at 10:30 o'clock on Christmas morning and Rev. Wolf will preach the sermon. A Christmas eve festival, with entertain-1 ment by the Sunday school children consisting of songs, recitations, etc., will be given on Sunday night. There will also be a Christmas tree. Swedish Lutheran. Services will be conducted by Rev. Lundquist in Saron church, Green bush, at 6 o'clock on Christmas morning, and a Sunday school festival will be held at 7:30 in the evening, with a Christmas tree. On the evening of December 26 a Sunday school festival, with an program, will be given in Emanuel church, Princeton, at 7^30 o'clock, and there will also be a Christmas tree. For the Upbuilding of the County The i is in receipt of several letters from W. R. McKenzie, secre tary of the Northern Minnesota De velopment associaion, relative to ad vertising the resources of Mille Lacs county and setting forth its ad vantages for home-seekers. The pub lisher of the i n, at considerable expense to himself, has attended several meetings of the association and endeavored to represent Mille Lacs county to the best of his ability. But one can not do it all. The burden must be shared by others. It does seem as if the real estate dealers in Princeton, Milaca, Onamia and Wahkon should take an interest in these matters. They are vitally in terested. We would like to hear from them, and all others who are inter ested in the upbuilding of Mille Lacs county. The northern end of the county should be especially inter ested. The following letter is one of several received from Mr. McKenzie and is self-explanatory: "We have jusb made a lease for a store building at 39 South Third street, Minneapolis, and are ready to receive exhibits of grasses, grains and vegetables from your county. "We propose to distribute advertis ing matter for your county to what ever extent you wish to send it. We would also like you to send us a map of your county made up in such a way so that it would serve as a soil sur vey map. We presume you could have this arranged without much trouble. We want about a quart of threshed grains, of each kind, as we intend to put these up in attractive uniform sized bottles. It is also our intention to keep on file the current copies of the newspapers of your county and in every way encourage the people of your county to make our exhibit room their headquarters while in the city. "The funds for carrying on the work were proportioned among the counties at the St. Cloud meeting as follows* For each delegate to which a county is entitled $25. In the case of your county the amount would be $75, of which, however, $20 has al ready been received from the follow ing- First National Bank of Prince ton, $10, and the First National Bank of Milaca, $10. I trust that you can collect the balance of this amount and mail it to Mr. A. G. Wedge, jr., treasurer, Bemidji, before the first of the year. This fund is to be dis tributed under the direction of the im migration committee and audited monthly and a quarterly statement sent all contributors showing the re ceipts and expenditures." Unlawful Disposal of Liquor. Harry Wheeler, 19 years of age, and Floyd Erickson, 17, were brought be fore Justice Norton last Thursday and charged with unlawfully dispos ing of one pint of liquor to Lynn Whittemore, whose name was on the saloons' black list. Wheeler waived examination and was bound over to the grand jury in bonds of $300, while Erickson pleaded guilty. Erickson, accompanied by Sheriff Shockley, County Attorney Ross and Clerk of Court King, was taken to St. Cloud on Friday, where Judge Taylor sen tenced him to 20 days in jail and to pay a fine of $50, or, in default of paying such fine, to serve 35 days. It appears from the evidence that Whittemore gave Erickson money to obtain the whiskey, that Erickson turned the money over to Wheeler, who procured the liquor, passed it to Erickson, and that the latter delivered it to Whittemore. Farmers' Institute at Princeton Through the efforts of Mr. Ira G. Stanley, secretary of the commercial club, a farmers' institute will be held in Princeton on Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27. The institute will probably be held in the court house hall. Whenever an institute is held the business men of the town are sup posed to provide the hall and see that the meeting is well advertisedthe Union will attend to the advertising without cost to any one save its pub lisher. These farmers' institutes are productive of much good to the farmers. It is to be hoped that a lively interest will be manifested and that the hall will be crowded both days of the meeting. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. appropriate Howard, strangulated hernia. The following operations were per formed by Dr. Cooney during the full-bloods now. week: Milton Wiley, Princeton, ap pendicitis: Helen Peterson, Bogus Brook, appendicitis Raymond How ard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard WEDDEDIN DENMARK to a Daughter of United States Minister M. F. Egan. Calvin Olson Takes Unto Himself Wife in the Person of fliss R. C. DUNN, Pnblisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETOM, MULE LACS COUftTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1911. 12 Pages VOLUME XXXV. NO 5 ^h 1 Mildred Olson of Orrock. The following cablegram from Copenhagen, Denmark, was published in the Catholic Citizen of Milwaukee: "Miss Carmel Egan, daughter of Maurice Francis Egan, the United States minister, was married at Copenhagen, December 2, at the Catholic church of St. Ansgar to Gabriel Ambrose O'Reilly of the de partment of industries at Manila. The bride wore an ivory satin gown with a corsage of lace. There were about fifty guests present, including the diplomatic corps and persons prominent socially. The young couple received some 200 congratu latory messages, among them being messages from Pope Pius X, Cardi nals Farley and Falconio, President Taft, Theodore Roosevelt and Arch bishop Ireland. After the marriage ceremony there was a reception at the American legation. The couple will spend their honeymoon in Paris and sail from Genoa on December 28 for Manila." This marriage is of local interest for the reason that the bridegroom, Mr. O'Reilly, is a brother of Mrs. J. J. Skahen and Mrs. T. J. Kahher of Princeton and is known by a number of people in this village. Gabriel A. O'Reilly enlisted in the Thirteenth Minnesota volunteers at the outbreak of the Spanish American war and was sent to the Philippines, where he saw much active service. At the expiration of his term he returned to the United States and, upon reach ing San Francisco was offered a posi tion in the educational department of the islands. He was shortly there after promoted to the office of super intendeent of schools for the district of Manila and later appointed a member of the Philippine commission and sent to the United States and Europe for the purpose of establish ing markets for the products of the islands. Mr. O'Reilly, it will be re membered, was in Princeton last July. From here he went to Washington and New York and then to Europe. The Union extends its congratula tions to Mr. and Mrs. O'Reilly and wishes them a life of happiness. Olson-Olson. Calvin Olson, block man at Gott werth's meat market, was married on Thursday, December 14, at Elk River, to Miss Mildred Olson, daughter of Anton Olson of Orrock. The young couple spent a few days as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hazen Cravens in Min neapolis and reached Princeton on Monday evening. Here they will make their home. The Union ex tends its best wishes. A Visitor's Opinion of Princeton J. W. Hooper of Libby, Montana, arrived here on Saturday to visit old time friends and left on Tuesday for Anoka to pass Christmas with rela tives. Mr. Hooper left Princeton 35 years ago for the west and nas done well there. "Princeton," he says, "is the liveliest and best business town of its size I have ever seen, and I am glad of it, but it has one great drawbackits hotel facilities. It needs a big modern hotel in order to line up with its other features of progress. Now, I have made observa tions of the volume of business in Anoka, and in comparing it with that of Princeton I should estimate that your village does at least three times the amount done there. I am cer tainly in love with my old place of abodePrinceton.3' Indian Conspiracy Cases Dismissed. Judge Morris directed a verdict of not guilty in the cases for conspiracy chisel one and a quarter inches wide against Gus H. Beaulieu, Benjamin L. Fairbanks, Robert G. Beaulieu and John Leechy, which were tried in the United States court at Fergus Falls. The four men were accused of having induced full-blood Indians to represent themselves as mixed-breeds so they could secure Indian lands. As the case developed it became more and more apparent that the gov ernment was making little headway. The witnesses, all of whom had made affidavits to the effect that they were a passenger train on the old St. Paul mixed-bloods when obtaining title to & Duluth short line, saved the the lands, had no hesitancy in going of more than 300 persons when Hinck on the stand and swearing they were ley and other towns in northern Min Very few of them asserted the defendants induced them to make the original affidavits. Judge Morris, in directing a verdict rooming house. He was 64 years of for the defendants, declared there age. The remains were taken to Still- was no evidence to sustain the charge water, Minn., for burial. that^they had conspired to defraud. At the same time he declared that he had a strong opinion as to the wis- Gabrlel A. O'Reilly United in llarriage dom of the Clapp act and the manner Kedron In which it had been adminisered, and that the evidence tended to confirm his opinion. Address to School Children by J. skahen. It- has been customary for some time to invite citizens of the village, occasionally, to come to the high school building for the purpose of talking to the pupils. Jpn Monday of ahen, secretary "*rd, gave a very tructive talk on n\i this week Mr. of the school interesting and the subject of slavery in the United States. He se le^ied this subject because he thought tb^t it had a practical value and be cause it is taught oftentimes in a fragmentary manner in public schools, e&<h portion of the subject as it occurs in chronological order in the text. He treated the institution of slavery from its inception in the United States, 1619, until it was finally ex terminated by the adoption of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the constitution. He gave a bird's-eye view of the entire subject and linked the various events around the following dates which he used as a kind of a skeleton: 1619, introduction of slavery into the United States 1787, ordinance of 1787 1793, invention of the cotton gin 1820, Missouri compromise 1845, annexationn of Texas 1850, omnibus bill 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin 1857, Dred Scott decision 1861-65, civil war 1865-1870, thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the con stitution. Around these dates he wove the story of the small beginnings of slavery, of its gradual growth during the earlier history of our country, then of its rapid development later on, until it beoame the all-absorbing topio of the day and the one to which all other questions of a political nature subordinated themselves He showed how it ran like a thread through all those years until it divided the, people of these United States into two great sections, the North and the South how it split up great political parties how compromise after com proui&e was made until finally com promise could be resorted to no longer. At length it culminated in one of the bloodiest wars known in the history of the world. He then dwelt briefly on the period just following the civil war, describ ing the significance of the three amendments bearing on the negro, and of the new political problems that arose as a result of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments. Mr. Skahen spoke without notes and for almost an hour held the close attention of the high school and eighth grade pupils. As Mr. Skahen is a former school superintendent he has the faculty of speaking to young people in language such as they can understand. Don't Forget Yoar Horse at Christmas For holiday presents for horses go to William Neely's harness shop. He has everything to please you: Single and double harness, bells, robes and whips. But the faithful horse has, of course, no use for a whiphe detests itand consequently does not expect his friend, Santa Claus, to bring him one. Buy your horse something that he can com fortably work in and something to keep him warm, and he will show his gratitude when you tell him it is a present you bought from William Neely's harness shop for his especial benefit. Neely keeps the best of everything for horses and the prices are right. Call and examine the big stock before buying elsewhere. William Neely, Princeton's Reliable Harness Man. Chisel Penetrates Nose. While Joe Whitcomb was working on his new grist mill last week of the nose. It cut through the bone and cartilage of the organ and made a nasty gash. Joe says that if ib had been his two and a quarter inch chisel which came in contact with his pro boscis it would have been a case of good bye nose. which reposed on a feed spout about 10 feet above his head, fell from its .year position and struck him on the bridge FRATERNAL ORDERS Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Elects and Installs Offi- cers for the Year 1012. Princeton Tent, K. O. T. M., Elects Officers for the Coming Year at Its Regular fleeting. Kedron chapter of the order of Eastern Star elected and installed its officers for the year 1912 on Monday evening at Masonic hall. The instal lation ceremonies were conducted by Mary C. Taylor of Minneapolis, past worthy grand matron and present grand secretary for the state of Min nesota. Those elected and installed were as follows: Mrs. Georgia Keith, worthy matron Ira G. Stanley, worthy patron Christina Rines, associate matron Frances Cooney, secretary Eva Jack, treasurer Mary Huse, conductress Eva Keith, associate con ductress Isabella Carleton, chaplain Grace Stanley, marshal Annie Ewing, organist Anna Sadley, Ada Anginette Bigelow, Ruth Mattie Mal lette, Esther Watie Petterson, Martha Flora Neely, Electa Emma Cordiner, warder C. A. Jack, senti nel. At the conclusion of the ceremonies a bounteous dinner was served and the members enjoyed themselves in a social way until long after the clock had struck twelve. Alaccabees Elect Officers Princeton tent, No. 17, K. O. T. M., elected officers for the ensuing year on Thursday evening, December 14: Commander, W. G. Fredricks lieutenant commander, Solomon Long record keeper, N. M. Nelson chaplain, George E. Chute sergeant, Oswald King first master of guards, W. D. Steadman second master of guards, Elmer E. Whitney master at. arms, H. L. Zimmerman sentinel, V. U. Hatcher picket, H. L. Anderson trustee for three years, W. G. Fredricks. Mrs Henry Lenz Dead Mrs. Henry Lenz died at her home in Sargeant, Minn., on December 14, at the age of 44 years, and the funer al was held from the German Luther an church at that place last Sunday. She is survived by her husband, 11 children, one grandchild, four brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Lenz was a sister of Mrs. Gus Manke of the town of Princeton, and, with her husband and children, lived on a farm in Baldwin, Sherburne county, until four years ago, when the family moved to Sargeant. Mr. and Mrs. Manke were in attendance at the funeral. Mrs. Lenz will be remembered by many in this part of the country, where she was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Her old friends here will sincerely sympathize with the father and children in their great loss. Annual Creamery Meeting. The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Princeton Co-operative creamery will be held in Brands' opera house on January 30, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, for the pur pose of hearing reports and acting upon the same, considering changes in the by-laws, electing officers for the ensuing year and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. Every shareholder is re quested to be present as several im portant matters, including that of paying dividends to those share holders who fail to patronize the creamery, will be brought up for con sideration Judge Nye Grants Decree. As was confidently expected from the testimony introduced at the trial, Judge Nye has ordered judgment for the plaintiff in the divorce case of Nora Nichols vs. William J. Nichols. The decree is for absolute divorce and gives the custody of the son to the mother nine months in each a Hinckley Fire Hero Dead. Jim" Root, who, as engineer of nesota were destroyed by early part of September, 1894, died last week in an obscure New York d to the father three months until he attains the age of 18 years* Dur ing the period which the father has charge of the boy he is required to provide for him a suitable home and to pay for his support. The judge may at any time modify the order re garding the custody of the child as he deems fit. Railroad Catastrophe at Odessa. Ten persons were killed and many lives [injured near Odessa, Minn., at 5 o'clock on Monday morning, when a fast silk train on the Milwaukee road fire in the crashed into the Columbian, one of the fastest passenger trains on the system. Both trains were running east. The engine of the silk brain plunged half way through the sleeping oar of the Columbian and all the hapless oc cupants of the car at the rear end were either killed outright or serious ly injured. The other end of this car was also partially telescoped by the heavier construction of the dining car, which was just ahead. No one, however, in the dining car or the cars farther forward were seriously in jured. ^Carelessness on the part of three men is held responsible by officials of the Milwaukee road for the wreck. The railroad officials declare that re ports they have received indicate that if any one of three employes had done his duty the tragedy would have been averted. The men they hold respon sible are not the operators of the trainsthey are the signal operators at Junction switch and Odessa and the flagman on the Columbian, the coast train which was struck from be hind by the silk train. All of these men, say the officials, on reports so far received, are guilty of negligence. To Our Correspondents To the corps of wide-awake corre spondents, who have so faithfully chronicled the local happenings in their respective localities during the year now fast drawing to a close, the publisher of the Union returns his most sincere thanks. With the earnest co-operation of our correspondents we hope to make the Union even brighter and better next year than ever before, and to increase its circulation and popularity. We aim to make the Union a welcome visitor in every home in Mille Lacs and the adjacent towns in the adjoin ing counties. Injured in Collision Mr. and Mrs. William Marsh re turned last Thursday from Viola, Wis., where they attended the funeral of John Hull, Mrs. Marsh's brother, who died from a complication of heart trouble, asthma and pneumonia. He was 61 years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh were in a railroad collision on their way to Wisconsin on December 4. It happened just after the train left Minneapolis and Mrs. Marsh re ceived painful injuries to her left shoulder by being pitched forward in the car. She is still suffering from the shock. Fire Insurance Company Meets The officers and directors of the Glendorado Farmers' Mutual Insur ance company met in the court house hall on Friday afternoon for the pur pose of auditing and paying bills. There were present O. H. Uglem, pres ident Louis Rocheford, vice presi dent Chas D.. Kaliher, treasurer J. A. Erstad, secretary H. J. Wicklund, Peter Jensen, J. M. Carlson, P. H. Stay and S. L. Ness, directors. The annual meeting and election of officers will be held at Milaea on January 16, 1912. Glad to Get Home. James McKenzie arrived home from Fergus Falls last Thursday evening. He had a 32 days' session at the term of the federal district court in that city. James was one of the jurors on the Beaulieu conspiracy rase and he and his associates on the jury were immensely pleased when Judge Mor ris dismissed the case after the government's evidence was all in. The judge held that the government had failed to prove the charges, hence he granted defendants' motion to dis- A Desirable Settler. John Larson of Duluth last week, purchased a partially improved 80- acre farm in the town of Baldwin, Sherburne county, from McMillan & Stanley. Mr. Larson, who is a pro gressive young man, will shortly make improvements to the farm and place blooded stock thereon, and in tends to eventually erect a dwelling house and make his home there. Will Build New Dwelling House Chas. Hiller of St. Francis was among the visitors at the Union office on Friday. Mr. Hiller is well satisfied with the yield of thd various crops which he harvested and with the prices which he is receiving for the same. He is hauling material with which to build a commodious new dwelling house on his well-cultivated farm next spring. Knows Value of Union Advertising- A. S. Mark says that people are beginning to see the advantages of doing their Christmas shopping early at any rate, he has done a larger holiday business than in any previous year. "I have a fine display of holi day goods, of course," said Mr. Mark, "and my ad in the Union informed the public of that fact." Sean the Advertisements. Scan the advertisements on every page of the Union. The Union is all printed at homeland every page is interesting, and every page ia read.