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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.
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.
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
Shine On O Star, Song
Recitation on
Trio Gertrude Pearson Jennie Umbe
hocker and Lulu Ecklund
Recitation Boreas
bong Story of the Christ Child
Distribution of Gifts
Lawrence Swanson
Mary Veal
Ruth Looney
Twelve Children
Twelve Girls
Santa Claus
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
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
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
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
The following letter is one of several
received from Mr. McKenzie and is
"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.
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
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
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
^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,
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.

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