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deductions Are Hade in the Rate of
Taxation for the Villages of
Princeton and fliiaca.
Rate in Towns, Vilfages and School
Districts, ASso the Valuation
by Towns and Villages.
he ii)s:ra :t ol the tax books for
:.e county -.if Mille Lacs -as
i-'V t.m state hoard o. equalisation
'or he. year 1^11 shows the total:
,i 'iiii (if [he ea and personal
iii-.'rty tu be 8i!. n(, and money
..:.f i'*-iiits slT'ffM. making a grand
of 2 71".i2.ll"^I- The valuation in
'was *2..1d2.37.1. or :?19!'.!)0S less!
l'.i!l The total valuation of
fie!! eiifige iu l'.ilO was $3Tti.0!*4
in ^3'.2 133, a increase of
if. .file total valuation of I
v: liaL'e for l'.iJO was Slt'it),21H.
T17'.I.^72. an increase of!
i he ineieases shown in vii-
t'riijettwn and Milaca do not
II.' iii arid credits, whirl)
'_- !-whe in ibis statement. I
i. ai'a iila:'f fiie total raff for:
..-1 ,:i,i i 3 ami .'or I'.'ll OU
!..1-,e 01 .'!.!0 mill s. The
ii ii iage lor I'.tlO was 1
i.: it- ti I'.'i i it is 4V
mi lis,
mils,: in 1'.* 1 *ti.000
curpui ation purposes
.',ero 'be sum of $10,ocj
in u'i'owed from the -Late)
:u'. The rate lor schooi pur
ii: ilacs, is ii !.'')0 mil is, and for
/uiy and village put poses
i.f In Princeton village the.
.'.'K.oj -i is 23 iiu mills and lor'
purposes 2-1.40 mills.
1. :n)J (iiiuuiiii have no village
uiii.s and in lull 10.3- mills,
i v.f.-i of 2.
i Mar'
2 mills. This in-
iaij/eiy \\)v to the purchase
ifi i'ment o: the poor tarm.
a-.c.M::i in the Lutal rate of taxa-
r-i'.-y sei:oo! district add he
M.iinj and township or village
school ii isirict rate, and
ii ne the rale oi taxation
i I'iei. For instance: Tn
i. i-' i Princeton village) he
i i' .a'.i- is 3.
county 10.i52, village
.viif.ni 23.nu iota! 4^.
PI IA 11. Mills
11 (in
1 I.CO
l.YOii 11 In
1 i "I!
11 :.i'
"islo:i, ,s
iie slate rate was 'J.TO mills
'1' -"-A1-
mills, an increase of!
s. The county rate in 1V* 10
1'.' i''
J."i i 0
IIS. ill in
i i
I-.'. I.'
11 II'I
"-'Ii Ml
lit I. til I
i.'l 1. L'l I
..Mi mills for Associated Hoard
veted at annual meetine by the
,n\i Kducation of Milac'a for
e'" teaching agriculture, nianiial
Moinestic science.
I'l i\VNS AND VI [.I,AC K-
si:{: ..)iM
:ii) :7
.ff.!i:n lo7!.-)!!
110.S07 ITO.S?^
1'.12. SI-J
HiG.TOS lrt'i.Tai
'.I JI:
.I'. -171
(i.:n i
-rrnceton Villus.
South Harbor.
Total Sns.fai
Kate lixed by law. mills.
"Asterisk shows districts reassessed.
Yuiciide Kxercisps Meld in tlie Various
Religious JCrilficPR 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 beflttiDg' 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. EI. C. Cooney.
On Christmas eve there was a
service of song at the Methodist
church with a sermon, Have Put
CMT My Coat, flow Shall I Tut It
'in'." by the pastor, and on Christmas
night the cantata. A Visit to Santa
Clans."' was presented, which was fol
lowed by a distribution of gifts to the
Sunday school ehidrea. This was a
very enjoyable event, especially for
the young people.
At the Congregational church the
customary children's entertainment
and Christmas iree were given on
Sunday night. The children, trained
by Miss If use and other teachers of
the Whit tier school in their parts,
gave a very pretty yuieihle program
which was worthy of much praise.
The services at St. Kdward's t'atho
lie 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 (ierman Lutheran church a
pretty entertainment was given by the
Sabbath school children on Sunday
evening and there was also a hrisl
mas tree, .lie v. Fugene Ahl, the
pastor, conducted services on Christ
mas morning and preached an able
sermon. There were also services on
Tuesday morning.
'hristmas was duly observed in the
German Lutheran church, town of
Princeton. A i hristmas tree and
entertainment were given on Sunday
evening and on the following morning
Rev. Otto Strauch held the customary
Christmas services ana 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
ltev. Wolf conducted the yuletide re
ligious services.
There was no service in the Fmanuel
Swedish Lutheran church on Christ
mas day. The children's yuletide
exercises were presented on Tuesday
evening and Santa Clans distributed
a large number of gifts.
Trade Follon liootl Kiinds.
The following article from the Cam
bridge Independent-Press pleases the
i immensely-a hpalthy. good
natured rivalry to secure better roads
and more trade is what is nee-led.
The town that has good roads leading
into it i- the town that is deserving of
and should receive the farmers' trade.
Wo sincerely hope our Garabridge
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 lhan 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 IVinceton. 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 lor better and
more durable highways. The same is
true of Isanti, Grandy, Brabam
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 So 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.
115,7 7 7
Mrs. Mary White, for 38 Years a Res=
ident of Baldwin Township,
is Called From Earth.
Mrs. Jennie Jeffery Passes Away at
Home of Her 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 T4 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
'atholic church, Princeton, yesterday
morningthe service was the high re
quiem mass. The obsequies were
largely attended, and many beautiful
Hera! 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 {rall
hein-ers: Michael Mahoney, Michael
Kaliher, Maurice Eisenhut, Jerry
fleaiy. William Kaliher and David
Mrs. Mary White, whoso maiden
name was Mary Burke, svas 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 iSod, 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 UDtil 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
White, Baldwin: Thomas J., East
Helena, Mont. Mrs. Julia Calcut,
Butte, Mont.: Mrs, Catherine Man
love, Fast 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 allectionate mother and
the 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.
!Urs Jennie ,IMTr.v.
Mrs. Jennie Jeffery died on Tues
day a 4 m. at the home of her son
in-law, E. J. Buss, in this village.
She was (il 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 IS(if), to
Richard Jeffery, who died 18 years
ago. She came to Princeton about 10
months ago to live with her daughters.
Mrs. E. J. Buss and Mr,. W. W.
Fuller, who survive her. She also
leaves two sons, Rev. J. R. Jeffrey,
pastor of the Methodist church of
Plainview. Minn.: ami W. S. Jeffery.
in the employ of the Selz Shoe com
pany at Genoa, 111.: besides one
brother and three sisters.
Throughout life Mrs. Jeiiery was a
true christian--she 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.
(itst of President's Messng-e.
The gist of the president's message,
sent to congress on Thursday of last
week, is as follows:
Approves proposed national reserve
association, and urges some form of
government supervision and ultimate
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
Asks an immediate increase of 2,000
men in the enlisted strength of the
Urges abolition of the smaller navy
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 the
lakes to the gulf.
Favors power in the president to re
move clerks of federal courts for
Urges payment of the French spoli
ation judgments.
Calls employers' liability and
workmen's compensation legislation
to the attention of congress.
Anent the proposed pai eel post the
pres'dent, among other things, says:
"It 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 ol some, who think that it will
have the effect to destroy the business
of the country storekeepers. Instead
of doing this I think the change will
ereati.v increase business for the bene
fit of all. The reduction in the cost of
living it wii! bring about ought to
make jis, coming certain.'"
roi:T\ -MNI: SIAI:I:IA(I-N.
(ifr: of ('eiir Kotfister Shows This
Xi.-mher for Veur If)!!
I'iii.', the year 1!*11 the number of
mar iagc licenses issued by Clerk of
Cou King aggregated 4i, or 3d Jess
thar that of 11)10, when the total was
8,"). In L'O'.i the total was 7A, in T.)0S
and in I'.'UT T3. The names of
thos i granted marriage licenses are
as follows:
January -Karl J. Hairdah! and
Gunfla Skaaland.
.February--Fenimore Howard and
Enif ?i. Re -s.
Much Flvin M. Norby and Alice
Line.berg. Gust A. Dahlen and Hulda
C. Setterstrom.
A )ril- -Norman II. 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.
Hoi'bus and Laura G. Manke.
May Oliver B. Dibbleo and
Aut i.sta Dibblee, Charles M. Rayner
and" fugeline M. Fr&nek, A. B. Whit
coiiib and Ellen Peterson. Benjamin
H. Snow and Margaret M. .Adams.
June- Fred D. Warner and Beth C.
Martin, Richard Williams and Inez
Stanchfield, Archie M. Jones and
Norma R. Warner, Glenn Thayer
and Doris Thayer, Fred /ample 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.
Sielert and Minnie Riebe, Thure R.
Line berg and Lydia E. Nyberg,
Johan II. Sundt and Almatia E.
AugustErnest E. Anderson and
Lillian 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.
Rensttom and Ida C. Solderberg,
Andrew D. Wigstrom and Lydia M.
Swanson. Charles G. Xystedt and
Anna H. Modin. George B. Woodman
and Li/.zie Halsey, Archie E. James
and Olga M. Remus.
OctoberFridoif Sward and
Augusta Doimburg, Henry O. Dal
chow and olga Jopp, Oscar E. Swed
berg and Rosette A. Hofferbert, Earl
Sibley and Ruth B. Christenson.
NovemberEl tie B. Wilson and
Lillian Wilkins. Gustav Adolph Dahl
vig and Madaline Frances Verken,
Richard W. Borst and Beatrice I.
West, Engvaid Eli and Caroline
Christina Jackson. William Johnson
and Rose Christianson. John T.
Vernon and Ida C. Herutii, Leonard
M. Reed and Blanche S. Harrington.
DecemberJotham Meier and Laura
Coleman. Henry Merbach and Ida
Helmen, An fin Johnson and Anna
Archbishop Irelaud'a 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 the pro
cathedral in Minneapolis.
Splendidly Equipped With Latest and
flost Convenient Hake of Mail
Cases and Furniture.
Office Will Be Open Next Alonday
Preparations Are Now Being
nade 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
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 4..0 boxes, 3,10 of which are sup
plied with combination locks while
100 a:e call boxes. Above the case is
a barred metal screen for protective
purposes--this screen reaches ft) the
ceiling. There are six windows--for
stamps, money orders, savings' bank,
registered mail, etc., and the lobby,
which is spacious, is supplied with
two desks for the use of patrons.
The interior is arranged so that work
may be facilitated- it is fitted up with
desks, maii 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 Ibis will
depend upon circumstances and the
arrangement may be changed. Upon
no consideration will loafing be
permitted in the lobby--the marshal
will keep a good lookout and arrest
such persons as infringe this order.
Fred Ila.ss Married
Fred Hass, a former resident of
Princeton, was married to Miss Mary
Baxter at the home of her parents in
Spencer Brook at 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 Los 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 i con
gratulates the young people and
wishes them happiness.
Trunk Lines Xot 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 live 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 Klver 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
River man. The firm was successful
and Mr. Frye had acquired a band
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
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
Knows How to liaise Mock.
F. e. 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 1900. and says he has never
regretted his investment. Last year
he sold 8500 worth of cattle alone and
has a fine herd ol 2.1 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 com
pany 30 years. He formerly iived at
Austin. Minn.
Mirprised Charley Nelson
Mr. A. Nelson, the jolly Fridley
dairy man. was 5o years old on the
IT'.h inst., and 200 of lus friends and
neighbors, headed by the redoubtable
Tom Coleman, swooped down on his
home iu a body and gave him the sur
prise of his life. Mr. Coleman acted
as spokesman and. in behait 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 Air. Nels.cn with a
bouquet of .10 carnations. Then fol
lowed music and feasting and it was
long ai'tei- miduight before the festivi
ties terminated.
A Old Time Lumberman Cone
Caleb S. Pbilbriek, an old-time
Rum liver lumberman, died at his
home in East Minneapolis on the 23:
inst. Mr. Phil brick wa- T4 years old
and was a native of Maine. He came
to this state in 1M4, 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 the genial old time Rum river
lumbermen are passing away, a few
years hence there will be none of them
A Anoka If oiiie-Cumin.Suggested.
An old home-coming week for 1!)12
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 over
the Pacific states, Alaska and Van
couver. If they should ail return at
once Anoka wouid be a lively town
during their stay. That reminds us
that Princeton has also conttibuted to
the population of the far we-tern
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 decisioL 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.
Internationa! Falls Press.
Too Many 1'ettirogrers 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
Biff 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.

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