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i- i- -8 rS- f- 61- 32 33. f- 5 a R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. RATE OFJAXATM Reductions Are Hade In the Rate of Taxation for tbe Villages of Princeton and flilaca. Rate in Towns, Villages and School Districts, Also the Valuation by Towns and Villages. Tbe abstract of the tax books for tne county of Mille Lacsas equal ized by tbe state board of equalization for the year 1911 shows the total valuation of the real and personal property to be $2,583,600, and money and credits $178,681, making a grand total of $2,762,283. The valuation in 1910 was $2,562,375, or $199,908 less than in 1911. The total valuation of Princeton village in 1910 was $376,094 and in 1911 $392,133, an increase of $16,039. The total valuation of Milaca tillage for 1910 was $166,219, and in 1911 $179,872, an increase of 13,653. The increases shown in vil lages of Princeton and Milaca do not include money and credits, which appear eslewhere in this statement. In Milaca village the total rate for 1910 was 85 mills and for 1911 81 60 mills, a decrease of 3.40 mills. The rate in Princeton village for 1910 was 48.70 mills, while in 1911 it is 48 mills, a decrease of .70 mills in 1910 $6,000 was levied for corporation purposes and in 1911 $3,000the sum of $10,000 having been borrowed from the state this year. The rate for school pur poses in Milaca is 34.50 mills, and for state, county and village purposes 47.10 mills. In Princeton village the rate for schools is 23.60 mills and for all other purposes 24.40 mills. Foreston and Onamia have no village tax. In 1910 the state rate was 2.70 mills and in 1911 3.88 mills, an increase of 1.18 mil's. The county rate in 1910 was 8.10 mills and in 191110.32 mills, an increase of 2.82 mills. This in crease is largely due to the purchase and equipment of the poor farm. To ascertain the total rate of taxa tion in any school district add the state, county and township or village rates to the school district rate, and the total will be the rate of taxation in the district. For instance: In district No. 1 (Princeton village) the state rate is 3.88, county 10.32, village 10.20, school 23.60total 48. State. County RATE IN DETAIL. Mills 3.88 10.32 Bogus Brook 15.(30 Borgholm.. 12.10 East Side 19.50 Greenbush. 6.80 Hayland.. 11.60 Isle Harbor n.60 Kathio. 15.00 MUo 13.60 Milaca. 19.80 Milaca Villa ge 32.90 Onamia 13 00 Pase.. 9 51 Princeton. 11 TO Princeton Village 10.20 South Harbor.. 10.20 School District No. 23.60 5). 80 13.00 33.60 26.20 8.80 IT.70 11.50 27.10 10 13.60 1 19.90 23.00 34.50 15.40 7.40 15.70 12-10 10.80 31.10 11.50 25.50 11.00 19.50 20 80 17.80 20.00 23 00 18.40 30.60 19.50 9.40 23.20 15.90 28.50 20.20 1240 17.30 School districts 20. 23, 25, 27, 29, 30 and 32 in clude a tax of 3.50 mills for Associated Board of Education, voted at annual meeting by the Associated Board of Education of Milaca for tne purpose of teaching agriculture, manual training and domestic science. VALUATION OF TOWNS AND VILLAGES. Bogus Brook $133,465 Borgholm 125,642 East Side 50,373 Tforeston Villa ge 30237 Greenbush 162.444 Hayland. 155,882 Isle Harbor. 336,931 Kathio 93,383 Milo 137,544 Milaca 110,807 Milaca Village 179.872 Onamia Village. 41,291 -Onamia.. 192812 '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.y.'.'.'.'.V. 166/70 8 Princeton 176 754 Princeton Villa ge 392*138 Kouth Harbor. 97 317 Total $2,583,600 1 otal money and credits 178,683 Grand total. $2,762,283 MONEY AND CREDITS. Bogus Brook Borgholm East Side Foreston Village. Greenbush Hayland. Isle Harbor Kathio -Milo ^Milaca Milaca Village... Onamia Village... Onamia Page Princeton $3,510 500 500 5,635 8,572 3,776 1,075 29,471 2,464 '"300 6,353 *Princeton Village 115,777 South Harbor. 750 Total $178,683 Rate fixed by law, 3 mills. *Asterisk shows districts reassessed. A THE CHURCHES. Yuletide Exercises Held In the Various Religious Edifices of Princeton. Christmas services, largely of a choral nature, were held at the Metho dist and Congregational churches on Sunday morning and the programs were especially befitting and attrac tive. Revs. Service and Fisher preached the Christmas sermons at the respective edifices. The musical programs for the Methodist church were arranged by Mrs. C. A. Caley and for the Congregational church by Ms. H. C. Cooney. On Christmas eve there was a service of song at the Methodist church with a sermon, I Have Put Off My Coat, How Shall I Put It On?" by tbe pastor, and on Christmas night the cantata, "A Visit to Santa Claus," was presented, which was fol lowed by a distribution of gifts to the Sunday school chidren. This was a very enjoyable event, especially for the young people. At tbe Congregational church the customary children's entertainment and Christmas tree were given on Sunday night. The children, trained by Miss Huse and other teachers of the Whittier school in their parts, gave a very pretty yuletide program which was worthy of much praise. The services at St. Edward's Catho lic church on Christmas morning were very impressive and the special musical numbers of a high order, the solo parts being especially well rendered. Rev. Father Levings con ducted the services. At the German Lutheran church a pretty entertainment was given by the Sabbath school children on Sunday evening and there was also a Christ mas tree. Rev. Eugene Ahl, the pastor, conducted services on Christ mas morning and preached an able sermon. There were also services on Tuesday morning. Christmas was duly observed in the German Lutheran church, town of Princeton. A Christmas tree and entertainment were given on Sunday evening and on the following morning Rev. Otto Strauch held*the customary Christinas services and preached an appropriate sermon. Services were also held on Tuesday morning. The German Methodist church held its usual festival on Christmas eve and the Sunday school children pre sented an entertainment of songs, readings, etc On Christmas morning Rev. Wolf conducted the yuletide re ligious services. There was no service in the Emanuel Swedish Lutheran church on Christ mas day. The children's yuletide exercises were presented on Tuesday evening and Santa Claus distributed a large number of gifts. Trade Follows Good Roads. The following article from the Cam bridge Independent-Press pleases the Union immenselya healthy, good natured rivalry to secure better roads and more trade is what is needed. The town that has good roads leading into it is the town that is deserving of and should receive the farmers' trade. We sincerely hope our Cambridge friends will bestir themselves until they get a good highway west to the Mille Lacs county line. "Many farmers who live equi distant between Princeton and Cam bridge and who would for various reasons rather haul their products here than to our sister village, and this without any disparagement of our neighbor, haul there rather than here for the reason that better roads pre vail to that village. Especially is this true of the roads leading east ward from Princeton. This fact demonstrates that with the advent of the year 1912 the people of Cambridge and of Isanti county must get together and plan judiciously for better and more durable highways. The same is true of Isanti, Grandy, Braham and Stanchfield, and we would urge that early in the year we have a grand rally of enthusiastic farmers and business men to talk the situation over. Every member of the board of county commissioners and of the vari ous boards of supervisors should be invited to attend. We must do some thing to hold our own and in all de cency we should get together." Not S Bad. Chas. D. Kaliher spent Friday and Saturday at Princeton attending to business matters. He thinks Prince ton is certainly unfortunate in its poor train service.Star-News. Princeton people are not kicking on their train service. True, we have only one passenger train each way daily, but despite that handicap Princeton is the best business town of its size in the northwest. TH0SE GOT BEYOND Mrs. Mary White, for 38 Years a Res- ident of Baldwin Township, is Called From Earth. Mrs. Jennie Jeffery Passes Away at Home of tier Son-in-Law in Village of Princeton. Mrs. Mary White, one of the oldest settlers of Baldwin township, Sher burne county, passed peacefully away at her home at 4 o'clock in the after noon of December 21, aged 74 years. Death was due to a general breaking down of the constitution incumbent upon old age. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Levings at St. Edward's Catholic church, Princeton, yesterday morningthe service was the high re quiem mass. The obsequies were largely attended, and many beautiful floral tributes were placed by loving friends upon the casket. The inter ment was in the Catholic cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest beside those of deceased's husband. Following are the names of the pall bearers: Michael Mahoney, Michael Kaliher, Maurice Eisenhut, Jerry Healy, William Kaliher and David Looney. Mrs. Mary White, whose maiden name was Mary Burke, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in June, 1832, and was married in England to James White. With her husband she came to the United States in 1856, locating in New York. Later the family moved to Hastings, Minn., where she lived 12 years. From there the,family came to Baldwin, Sherburne county, where Mrs. White remained until her death. Her husband preceded her to the grave eight years ago. She is survived by three sons and three daughters, viz William and Matthew C. White, Baldwin Thomas J., East Helena, Mont. Mrs. Julia Calcut, Butte, Mont. Mrs. Catherine Man love, East Helena, Mont. and Mrs. Mary Wilcox, Huntley, Mont. Six of the children are dead. In the death of Mrs. White the chil dren lose an affectionate mother and tbe people of Baldwin a good neighbor. Mrs. White was a true christian, and a woman possessing a more kindly heart it would be difficult to findto know this good old lady was to love her. Mrs Jennie Jeffery. Mrs. Jennie Jeffery died on Tues day a 4 p. m. at the home of her son in-law, E. J. Buss, in this village. She was 61 years of age and the cause of her death was pneumonia. Her four children were at her bedside when she passed away. The remains were taken to Eliza beth, 111., this morning for interment, where they will be laid to rest beside those of her father and mother. Mrs. Jeffery was born in Mel bourne, Australia, in 1851, and was married at Elizabeth, 111., in 1869, to Richard Jeffery, who died 18 years ago. She came to Princeton about 16 months ago to live with her daughters, Mrs. E. J. Buss and Mrs. W. W. Fuller, who survive her. She also leaves two sons, Rev. J. R. Jeffrey, pastor of the Methodist church of Plain view, Minn. and W. S. Jeffery, in the employ of the Selz Shoe com pany at Genoa, 111. besides one brother and three sisters. Throughout life Mrs. Jeffery was a true christianshe was a woman who at all times strived to live up to the teachings of the Savior. She always had the welfare of her children at heart and was beloved by all who knew her. Gist of President's Message. The gist of the president's message, sent to congress on Thursday of last week, is as follows: Approves proposed national reserve association, and urg^es some form of government supervision and ultimate control. Says currency reform should not be made a political issue. Urges immediate establishment of a rural parcel post. Asserts United States can remit Panama canal tolls to American shipping. Asks an immediate increase of 2,000 men in the enlisted strength of the navy. Urges abolition of the smaller navy yards. Suggests the elimination of all local offices from politics. Urges increased appropriations for the completion of river and harbor improvements along the Mississippi and the Ohio and the Missouri rivers. Recommends an extension of the term of service of the special board of engineers on the waterway from Use PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1911. lakefto the gulf. Fajrors power in the president to re mow clerks of federal courts for cau U^ges payment of the French spoli ation judgments. Crills employers' liability and workmen's compensation legislation to the attention of congress. Anjmt the proposed parcel post the presftlent, among other things, says: "It 2*is hoped that congress will authorize the immediate establishment of a limited parcel post on such rural routes as may be selected, providing for the delivery along the routes of parcels not exceeding eleven pounds, which is the weight limit for the inter national parcel post, or at the post office from which such route emanates, or on another route emanating from the same office. The suggestion that we have a general parcel post has awakened great opposition on the part^of some, who think that it* will have^the effect to destroy the business of tip country storekeepers. Instead of doing this I think the change will greatly increase business for the bene fit of all. The reduction in the cost of living it will bring about ought to make its coming certain." FORTY-NINE MARRIAGES. Cler of Court's Register Shows This Number for Year 1911. During the year 1911 the number of marriage licenses issued by Clerk of Court King aggregated 49, or 36 less than that of 1910, when the total was 85. In 1909 the total was 54, in 1908 55, and in 1907 73. The names of those granted marriage licenses are as follows: JanuaryKarl J. Hairdahl and Gunda Skaaland. '.FebruaryFenimore Howard and Enid M. Ro&s. MarchElvin M. Norby and Alice Lindberg, Gust A. Dahlen and Hulda C. Setterstrom. AprilNorman H. Marshall and Delia J. Ayers, August Milbrandt and Mary Minks, Chris M. Peterson and Martha Douglas, Hiram J. Bullis and Bertha N. Black, Amos H. Holihus and Laura G. Manke. MayOliver B. Dibblee and Augusta Dibblee, Charles M. Rayner anf^kageline M. Franck, A. B. Whit comb and. Ellen Peterson, Benjamin H. Snow and Margaret M. Adams. JuneFred D. Warner and Beth C. Martin, Richard Williams and Inez Stanchfield, Archie M. Jones and Norma R. Warner, Glenn Thayer and Doris Thayer, Fred Zimple and Laura Zimple, Erick J. Ledfors and Anna E. Ledfors. JulyThomas C. Stuart and Bertha M. Panchot, Roy L. Kline and Anna Ethel Kasper, Carl L. Siebert and Minnie Riebe, Thure R. Lindberg and Lydia E. Nyberg, Johan H. Sundt and Almatia E. Davies. AugustErnest E. Anderson and Lillian C. Kallstrom. September-Henry B. Kunkel and Adaline Seefeldt, Thomas M. Ander son and Minnie M. Brandt, George Henry Lamb and Hildegard Mable Ahlgren, Hubert J. Peterson and Freda L. Schimdt, J. M. Johnson and Carrie B. Rutherford, August R. Renstrom and Ifia C. Solderberg, Andrew D. Wigstrom and Lydia M. Swanson, Charles G. Nystedt and Anna H. Modin, George B. Woodman and Lizzie Halsey, Archie E. James and Olga M. Remus. OctoberFridolf Sward and Augusta Dolmburg, Henry O. Dal chow and Olga Jopp, Oscar E. Swed berg and Rosette A. Hofferbert, Earl Sibley and Ruth B. Christenson. NovemberEltie B. Wilson and Lillian Wilkins, Gustav Adolph Dahl vig and Madaline Frances Yerken, Richard W. Borst and Beatrice I. West, Engvald Eli and Caroline Christina Jackson, William Johnson and Rose Christianson, John T. Vernon and Ida C. Heruth, Leonard M. Reed and Blanche S. Harrington. DecemberJotham Meier and Laura Coleman, Henry Merbach and Ida Helmen, Anfin Johnson and Anna Hendrickson. Archbishop Ireland's Sacerdotal Jubilee. The sacredotal jubilee of Arch bishop John Ireland was celebrated last Thursday at St. Paul, in a way most pleasing to him, by the com pletion of a purse of $100,000 pledged by 262 diocesan priests. They de sired to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination by something of a personal tribute to the archbishop, but this he would not accept. Know ing the zeal and earnestness he has in seeing the rapid completion of the two great cathedrals he is building and his desire for advancing St. Thomas college, his priests pledged the purse. The fund has been given and largely expended in carrying out the work on the cathedral in St. Paul and Che pro eathedral in Minneapolis, THEHEWPOSTOfflCE Splendidly Equipped With Latest and Host Convenient flake of Mail Cases and Furniture. Office Will Be Open Next Monday- Preparations Are Now Being flade for the Transfer. The postoffice will be moved into its new quarters in the Newbert build ing on Saturday and Postmaster Briggs will be ready to conduct busi ness there on Monday next. Special pains have been taken to arrange the new office in the most modern way and the fixtures are the very best that could be procured. All in all the new postoffice is the best equipped of any in a town the size of Princeton in the northwest. The office is practically fireproof, the ceiling and walls being covered with metal, and the furniture is of the finestquarter-sawed oak of the mission style. The letter case is con veniently arranged and contains in all 450 boxes, 350 of which are sup plied with combination locks while 100 are call boxes. Above the case is a barred metal screen for protective purposesthis screen reaches to the ceiling. There are six windowsfor stamps, money orders, savings' bank, registered mail, etc., and the lobby, which is spacious, is supplied wjth two desks for the use of patrons. The interior is arranged so that work may be facilitatedit is fitted up with desks, mail cases, and everything which is necessary for the transaction of a big volume of business. Each rural carrier has a neat desk and a distribution casethis department is separated from the other part of the office by metal wicket work with a sliding door. The office is equipped with a large burglar-proof safe, furnace heat, electric lights, clothes closets and lavatories. The decorations of the office are neat and harmonious, and everything is spic and span. It is the intention to keep the lobby of the office open until 11 o'clock at night and on Sunday, but this will depend upon circumstances and the arrangement may be changed. Upon no consideration will loafing be permitted in the lobbythe marshal will keep a good lookout and arrest such persons as infringe this order, Fred Hass Married. Fred Hass, a former resident of Princeton, was married to Miss Mary Baxter at the home of her parents in Spencer Brook at 5 o'clock on Tues day afternoon. Rev. Blomquist con ducted the ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives of the con tracting parties. Miss Lou Starff of Princeton was the bride's attendant and Fred Baxter, brother of the bride, groomsman. A wedding supper followed the ceremony and Mr. and Mrs. Hass received a number of pretty presents. It is said that Fred, after supper, had promised to act as Santa Claus for a number of children and that, while on his way to officiate, was sur rounded by a charivari party and held prisoner while the members played a series of selections on tin cans. He was then too late to act as Santa and the children obtained some one else in his stead, but they were sorely disappointed. Mr. and Mrs. Hass left yesterday morning for Minneapolis, where they expect to reside. The Union con gratulates the young people and wishes them happiness. Trnnk Lines Hot Favored in Anoka County. At a special election in the town of Blaine, Anoka county, on the 15th inst., the proposition of bonding the town to the extent of five per cent of its valuation, to aid in the construction of the Peebles road through the township, was defeated by a vote of 53 to 1. The result, we take it, does not indicate that the people of Blaine are opposed to road-improve ment but they did not favor the special proposition submitted to them to aid in the construction of the proposed state rural highway from International Falls to St. Paul. Primarily, what the people want is good passable roads from their farms to their nearest market towns. Long, continuous stretches of state rural highways will follow. But farmers will not tax themsevles to build roads that will benefit them only remotely if at all. A Former Elk River Man Passes Away. At Dickinson, N. D., on the 20th inst., George M. Frye, a former well known Elk River man, died 'of pneumonia. Mr. Frye was in the cattle and land business-and was as sociated with Ed Chase, another Elk VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 1 River man. The firm was successful and Mr. Frye had acquired a hand some competency. He was married to Miss Blanche Dimmick, a former Princeton girl, in 1893, and she and three daughters survive him. The funeral was held in Elk River last Saturday. Mr. Frye was a big, whole-souled man and had a host of friends in North Dakota as well as at his old home town of Elk River and in Princeton, and all regret his untimely death. Knows How to Raise btocfc. F. C. Tipp, who operates a stock farm of 240 acres in Hayland town ship, was in Princeton on Saturday and called for a chat. He bought the land from the state in 1903, settled upon it in 1906, and says he has never regretted his investment. Last year he sold $500 worth of cattle alone and has a fine herd of 25 dairy cows, be sides several horses and a number of hogs. He raised some exceptionally fine corn, potatoes and other products, but his principal business is stock raising. Prior to engaging in farming Mr. Tipp was a railroad con ductor on the Milwaukee road and had been in the employ of that corfi pany 30 years. He formerly lived at Austin, Minn. surprised Charley Nelson. Mr. C. A. Nelson, the jolly Fridley dairy man, was 50 years old on the 17th inst., and 200 of his friends and neighbors, headed by the redoubtable Tom Coleman, swooped down on his home in a body and gave him the sur prise of his life. Mr. Coleman acted as spokesman and, in behalf of the in vaders, in gracious words that welled up from his big Irish heart, presented Mr. Nelson with a handsome easy chair, a gold-headed cane and a silk embroidered bath robe, the ladies also presented Mr. Nelson with a bouquet of 50 carnations. Then fol lowed music and feasting and it was long after midnight before the festivi ties terminated. A Old Time Lumberman Gone Caleb S. Philbrick, an old-time Rum river lumberman, died at his home in East Minneapolis on the 23rd inst. Mr. Philbrick was 74 years old and was a native of Maine. He came to this state in 1854, and for many years operated as a lumberman in the Rum river pineries. He was well known to all the old timers in Prince ton, by whom he was held in high esteem. He is survived by his wife, who was Lois A. Day, the youngest daughter of Leonard Day, another pioneer Minneapolis lumberman. One by one tbe genial old time Rum river lumbermen are passing away, a few years hence there will be none of them left. A Anoka Home-Coming Suggested. An old home-coming week for 1912 is suggested by the Anoka Herald. Last week's issue of the Herald con tains a partial list of those who have migrated from Anoka to the Pacific slope during the past three or four dec ades. The list is a surprisingly long one several hundred have gone to Los Angeles and Pasadena, and hundreds more are scattered all ovex the Pacific states, Alaska and Van couver. If they should all return at once Anoka would be a lively town during their stay. That reminds us that Princeton has also contributed to the population of the far western states in the past 35 years. A Paper's Duty to Criticise. The supreme court of Missouri has recently handed down a decision rela tive to the duty of newspapers to the communities in which they circulate. According to this decision it is the duty as well as the right of a news* paper to criticise men in public office, that the newspaper in its important relationship to public matters must be permitted free and open discussion of the acts of every public official so long as it confines itself to a state ment of facts as a basis for criticism. International Falls Press. Too Many 1'ettifogers Already. The manufacture of lawyers by lamp light, while you wait, at the state university may cease when the new dean, Wm. R. Vance, takes charge. He argues that inasmuch as every community has twice as many lawyers as it needs, and not half of them able to earn a decent living, there is no occasion for running the factory at the university with extra night shifts, as has been done here tofore. Mr. Vance's logic seems to be of the right kind.Red Wing Free Press. Big Holiday Trade. The business houses of Princeton all enjoyed a big Christmas trade, larger than in any former year and without giving nearly as much credit. And the reason is that the farmers are enjoying an era of prosperity.