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FMMERSJNSTITUTE Will be Held at Brands' Opera House on Friday and Saturday, Jan- uary 26th and 27th. Experts in Dairying, Cattle Raising and Farming in General Will Address the fleetings. On Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27, a farmers' institute will be held at Brands' opera house in this village. Almost every farmer knows well that an institute of this nature is invariably fruitful of resultsthat many practical points may be gathered from the lecturers, who are men of experience and not mere theorists. So it would be well for farmers, their wives and children to attend these instructive meetings. F. B. McLeran of Wrenshall will be in charge of the institute. Mr. Mc Leran is a prominent farmera man who has made a success of dairying, general farming* and fruit growing. He has also made a thorough study of land clearing, which will be one of the subjects upon which he will discourse. L. D. Staples of St. Cloud will handle the subjects of pork production, poul try raising and good roads. Mr. Staples is another of the practical farmers of the state and is considered an expert on good roads. He will give the farmers a history of his ex perience in building and caring for roads. Frank Gibbs of Merriam Park will talk on vegetable produc tion. Mr. Gibbs has been growing vegetables for the market many years and has made the business pay. The farmers' institute brings to the assistance of our local farmer, in the work of improving crop production and bettering the life of the farm stead, all the specialized learning of the experts at the school of agricul ture, all the results of the work done at the state experimental station, and all the information gathered from wide observation and comparison of processes on many farms. The op portunities of the institute are offered at the season of the year when it is most easily practicable for farmers to avail themselves thereof, and few are they who can afford to lose them by a failure to attend the meetings. The new institute annual, which treats largely of meat production, will be distributed free What Say Ton, Gentlemen Does MiUe Lacs county wish to re main as one of the counties of the Northern Minnesota Development as- sociationJ Does MiUe Lacs county wish to put forth a special effort to secure new settlers to assist in open ing up and developing resources of the countyr 8*$&&%Fft B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81-00 Per Year. If thesethqueries are answered in the affirmative, and they ought to be, then MiUe Lacs county should, without delay, pay its membership fee and its small propor tionate share for the maintenance of the immigration commission bureau headquarters established at 39 South Third street, Minneapolis. The membership fee is $25.00, and the amount assessed against the county for the maintenance of the bureau in Minneapolis is only $75 00, of which the First National Bank of Princeton and the First National Bank of Milaca have already con tributed $10 00 each, that leaves $80 00 to be raised. Will not the other banks and the real estate men of the county contribute that amount9 The headquarters at Minneapolis, where samples of the products of the county can be exhibited, cannot belp but be of benefit to the county, and will undoubtedly be the means of getting many new families to locate in the county. The southern townships of the county are already pretty well settled, it is the northern and central townships that contain large areas of vacant land. Owners of vacant lands should certainly be willing to con tribute. The publisher of the Union has been designated as the party to re ceive subscriptions and products of the county for exhibition at the bureau headquarters in Minneapolis. (We heartily wish some one else had been chosen.) We would like to hear without delay from all who are inter ested. This is the last appeal that we shall make. We do not propose to personally solicit funds. If there are not people in the county interested enough to contribute the $80.00, well and good. We shall wait until the 15th of January before reporting to the secretary of the bureau. If the amount is not subscribed by that time we shall notify the secretary that Mille Lacs does not care to retain its membership in the association and will not contribute the amount that has been assessed against it for the i -il maintenance of the immigration bureau in Minneapolis. Subscriptions received by us will be duly acknowledged and, if the amount assessed against the county is con tributed, the same will be promptly forwarded to Mr. A. C. VVedge, jr., of the First National bank of Bemidji, who* is treasurer of the commission. If the full amount, $80 00, is not realized, the money received will be returned to the contributors. Mr Simpson's Ambition In an exceedingly interesting con tribution to the political literature of Minnesota, Attorney General Simpson offers a novel view of his idea of the way in which governors of the state are selected and elected. General Simpson, it appears, had an ambition to be governor, harboring ideas of his special fitness for the prosecution of numerous reforms and entertaining also an opinion that Governor Eber hart did not measure up to the full re quirements of the position. Having convinced himself of the demand for his services, the general put his plan into execution. Usually a candidate for the nomi nation for governor or other high office takes his case to the voters, submitting to them the question whether they share in his estimate of his qualifications for the position. General Simpson did not follow the usual custom. Instead he took his case to Ed Smith, chairman of the re publican state central committee, and modestly requested Mr. Smith to go to Governor Eberhart and tell him that he would not do and advise- him to get out of the way and let the nomi nation go to Mr. Simpson. This Mr. Smith refused to do although he must have been keenly appreciative of the tribute General Simpson paid him in giving him credit for power and abili ty to make and unmake governors without reference to the wishes of the candidates or the voters. Smith's re fusal settled it for General Simpson, who promptly decided to retire to private life. General Simpson, on his own mo tion, seems to have succeeded in re moving himself from the list of guber natorial possibilities and at a time when the field was apparently open for those who want to take advantage of the opposition in the republican ranks to the renomination of Governor Eberhart. That field has recently been narrowed by Sam Y. Gordon's self-elimination from the list of entries and General Simpson's withdrawal still further reduces the number of possibilities. Neither Mr. Gordon nor General Simpson can blame any body but themselves for the situation, unless they can both agree to place the blame on Ed Smith.St. Paul Pioneer Press. Five Killed In Wreck Five persons were killed and a dozen injured on Saturday morning near Sharon, N. D., when the fore part of the fast train, Oregonian, on the Great Northern railroad left the track and went into a ditch 15 feet be low. General manager Gruber's car and the observation car lemained on the track. The wreck was caused by the breaking of a rail. The fatalities occurred in the dining car and the bodies were burned to a crisp by fire which originated in the debris. With the thermometer registering 12 degrees below zero, and with a strong wind blowing, the injured passengers and trainmen suffered greatly before they could be given aid. The general manager's car and the observation car were converted into temporary hospitals for the victims, and some were taken to farm houses near by. Sharon sent citizens to the rescue and they worked all day caring for the injured. Mrs. O Carlson Dead Mrs. C. O. Carlson of Baldwin township, Sherburne county, died at the Northwestern hospital on Tuesday morning from Bright's disease. She was about 54 years of age and leaves a husband and five children. Funeral services will be conducted at the family residence this afternoon at 1 o'clock by Rev. Lundquist of the Princeton Swedish Lutheran church. Mrs. Carlson was a lady highly respected in the community in which she resided and she will be greatly missed by her friends and neighbors. Resolves for 1912 Resolve that the village streets Main and First streetshall be improved, that the approaches to the village shall all be improved, that we shall have an armory, that we shall have a modern hotel, that the 1912 county fair shall be even better than that of last year, and finally let us re solve to sink all minor differences and pull together for the best interests of our town, county and this section of the state. DIRECTORS^ELECTED nille Lacs County Agricultural Society Elects Directors and Officers for the Year 1012. Number of Directors Increased From Seven to Fifteen to" Give a Better Representation. The annual election of the board of directors of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural association was held at the offices of McMillan & Stanley on Friday evening, December 29, and the following were chosen: Andrew Bryson, Frank Goulding, C. A. Jack, S. S. Petterson, J. J. Skahen, G. A. Eaton, R. C. Dunn, Ira G. Stanley, Princeton H. F. Mann, Cove C. C. Eberhardt, Milaca Daniel Sundberg, Foreston N. M. Peterson, Bock George Schmidt, Princeton township O. H. Uglem, Greenbush and Peter Jensen, Bogus Brook. This increases the number of members from seven to fifteen, and the aim in so doing was to give the county a wider reptesenta tionto give all sections a voice in the proceedings of the society. Officers were elected by the associa tion as follows: Andrew Bryson, president Frank Goulding, vice president C. A. Jack, treasurer Ira G. Stanley, secretarythe same officers who served last year, and it can be truly said that they performed their duties faithfully. Nothing could have been gained by electing other officers, as the gentlemen chosen are familiar with the work required. Andrew Bryson, A. Jack and Ira G. Stanley were appointed dele gates to the annual meeting of the state agricultural society which will be held at the Merchants hotel, St. Paul, on January 9. The report of the auditing com mittee was submitted, approved, and ordered filed. The annual appropria tion from the state, amounting to $1,066.50, has been received, which enables the society to reduce its liabilities to about $1,840, while its property holdings are conservatively valued at $5,300. ^tmtm^ The South, Harbor Examination The deputy examiner -who made ex amination of the books and records of the town of South Harbor, this county, has filed his report with Pub lic Examiner Frit/. The report is quite lengthy. The deputy says, "The balance of the town treasurer, as shown by his check book, Novem ber 11, All, $624.37, agrees with my statement. The books show a balance of $630 30." Several slight discrep ancies are referred to, but here is the only really important recommenda tion made by the deputy who con ducted the investigation: "I would respectfully call attention to section 688 revised laws 1905. To schedule No. 1 are attached orders showing illegal payments amounting to $470.09, which should be returned to the town treasurer by parties to whom paid." The deDuty refers to orders drawn in favor of town officers in violation of the law. Here is the section the deputy refers to and quotes: "Sec tion 688. Officers Contracts No supervisor or town clerk shall be come a party to, or be directly or indirectly interested in, any contract made or payment voted by the town board. Every contract and payment voted or made contrary to the prov isions of this section shall be void, and any such officer violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, addition to the punishment prescribed by law, shall be removed from office." Then follows a list of the orders and to whom paid, the total aggregat ing $470.09. In a letter to the editor Public Ex aminer Fritz says: "The dispute in this town seems to be a matter more for the educational and health depart ment than for the public examiner." Bee-Keepers to Meet A meeting of the beekeepers of Benton, Mille Lacs and the surround ing counties will be held at Foley upon a date in the latter part of this month to be announced later, for the purpose of effecting an organization to promote their interests. A good" speaker has already been secured for the occasion. J. A. Holmberg, state inspector of apiaries, in a circular letter says-, among other things: "There never was a time in the history of the state of Minnesota when the necessity for the organization of the bee-keepers, to promote- their interests, seemed more apparent than at this time. At no time in the past has this industry received the attention and support that it has during the past season. The fair management has given -Ate-t. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1912. Mrs Alary Younjj Passes Away Mrs. Mary Young, widow of the late Isaac Young, died at her home in this village yesterday morning at 10:20 o'clock, from heart trouble, from which she had suffered for near ly a year. Mrs. Young was 78 years of age. The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. O. Fisher of the Princeton Congregational church will officiate Mrs. Young was born in New York state in 1833 and was married in the east. With her husband she lived in Canada for a time and the family then moved to Wisconsin, where she resided 11 years and then returned to Canada. In 1866 she, with her hus band, came to Minnesota and located on a farm in Baldwin, Sherburne county, where Mr. Young died in 1900. About a year thereafter Mrs. Young moved into the village of Princeton, where she continued to reside until her death. She is sur vived by two sons, Edmund of Prince ton and Henry of Baldwin, and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Young was a conscientious christian a woman who always strove to do that which was right, and she leaves a host of friends who will long remember her kindly face and'good deeds. Death of Airs Elmer Anderson Died, at her home in Blue Hill, De cember 23, 1911, Bertha Anderson, wife of Elmer Anderson and daughter of Embret Olson of Orrock, aged 31 years, 9 months and 3 days. Mrs. Anderson was an earnest, faithful Orrock, before her marriage was a very sftflgye worker in the church in both tm English and Scandinavian Sunday schools and in the temper ance, missionary and young people's societies. She still had an interest in all good works and was a member of the Eidskog church, and also a mem ber of the home department of the Orrock Union Sunday school. She was ready to help in times of sickness and trouble. Her disposition was very pleasant and friendly and her kind words and warm hand clasp will long be remembered by those who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held on De cember 26 at the church in Orrock. Rev. M. fsvold of St. Paul read the fourteenth chapter of St John's gospel and preached the sermon. The funeral was largely attended in spite of the storm and the grief of the people testified to their love for the one we will see no more in this life, for she has gone to be with the Lord she loved. She leaves a husband, two small children, an aged father, two sisters, two brothers and a large number of friends to mourn her loss.Contrib uted by one who knew her. Celebrate Their Golden Wedding On New Year's evening Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Townsend, who are among Princeton's most respected inhabitants, celebrated their golden wedding at their residence and both of these good people jumped the broomstick with grace and alacrity, while Rev. Service of the Methodist church conducted a very pretty cere mony. Many of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Townsend were present and a gold-lined sugar bowl, creamer and tray were bestowed by them upon the happy couple as a token of love and esteem. A dainty luncheon was served and at 11 o'clock the company departed with jolly hearts and best wishes for many happy returns of the' day. Mot a Buffracette. While in Richmond recently for the performance of "Rebecca of Sunny brook Farm," Kate Douglas Wiggin was asked how she stood on the vote for women question. She replied didn't "stand "at all," and told story about a New England farmer's wife who had no very romantic ideas about the opposite sex, and who hurrying from churn to sink, sink to shed, and back to the kitohen stove, was asked if she wanted to vote "No, I certainly don't! I say there's one little thing that the men folks can do alone, for goodness sake let 'em do it!" she replied Kansas City Star. ttSZET^TZZ ITS ANNUAL MEETINGbutter operation have made their work most effective, and the officers of the agri- County Board Elects Foss C. cultural school are considering the necessity of establishing a chair of apiculture in order that thorough and systematic instruction may be given in bee-keeping. It remains now to be seen whether the bee-keepers are sufficiently awake to their interests to make an organized effort to take full advantage of these most favorable conditions." if Chairman and Ole If. Uglem Vice Chairman for 1919. Princeton Union Designated Official Paper of County of Mille Lacs for the Ensuing Year. The Mille Lacs county commis sioners convened on Tuesday for their annuall meeting with all members in F. C. Cater was unani mously elected chairman for the ensu ing year and Ole H. Uglem vice chairman. Commissioners Cater and Uglem were elected to act in the capacity of poor farm committee for the year 1912 and Commissioners Cater, Dalchow and Uglem as court house committee. The county treasurer's salary was fixed at $1,200, the county attorney's at $1,000, and the superintendent of schools' at $885. Two hundred and fifty dollars was appropriated by the board from the revenue fund of the county for inci dental expenses, postage, freight, etc., for the year 1912. The annual reports of fees, emolu ments and gratuities for the year 1911 received by the county officers were presented, examined and ap proved. A list of names from which to se lect the grand and petit jurors to serve in the district court for the year 1912 was drawn. A. B. Gramer, superintendent of the poor farm, presented a prelimi nary report and also gave notice that unless his salary be raised from $60 to $75 per month after March 1 the board must secure another man to take his place. The Katie I. Libby school petition to be set off from district 2 to 1 was granted. A school petition was presented by Harold Mudgett and others praying for the formation of a new district for all of township 40, range 26, and four section^ of township 39,i range^u me annua attendi chr^tian^ Orrock,,before her marriage, was al^ry 20. wce. 26, and -uv Bu^ one bid was submitted for doing the county printingthat of the Princeton Unionand the same was unanimously accepted. The bid calls for legal rates. Dr. A. G. Phelps of Milaca was appointed county physician at a salary of $150 per annum. Two petitions for resurveys in sec tions 8 and 20, township of Milaca, were granted. D. H. McCuaig of Wahkon pre sented a surety bond to the board to take the place of a personal bond given at the time of the issuance of a liquor license to him, and the same was accepted. The hearing on the school petition of Carl Olson, who seeks to be set off from district 7, Sherburne county, to district 1, Mille Lacs county, was set for February 20. Two miles of road in the southeast corner of the town of Milo was designa'ted a state highway. The commissioners were still in ses sion at the time the Union went to press. Uncle Abe Attends a Dance "Uncle Abe" Steeves and "Aunt Sarah," with a sledload of nieces and nephews, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Harrington, Miss Maggie Schmidt, Miss Myrtle Harrington, Charles Steeves, Walter Chilstrom, Joe Rust and George Marpe attended the New Year's hop at the M. B. A. hall, Wyanett, on Monday evening. On the way home, "Uucle Abe" de clared it was at least "forty below," and when asked why he was com plaining he immediately answered, with a frown on his honest face, "Jumping cats' It's just a leetle bit chilly 'cause I can even hear my toe nails rattle and you kids haven't the least bit of pity for me, but the next time I go to a dance the weather will have to be warmer." All reported a grand time and also made a New Year's resolution always to love dear old "Uncle Abe."M. S. The Oleo Question Oleomargarine, the kind that looks like butter, is to be the basis of an she important lawsuit brought by the state of Minnesota. The attorney general has been requested by the state dairy and food commission to prosecute Swift & Co. for selling, in from Mankato,'oleomargarine which looks like butter. The company admits the sales, but says that yellow is the natural color of the product. The state law prohibits the sale of oleo margarine "resembling" butter in color. Swiffe&^Cjo. say they would have to artificially color their product iC6lETY, VOLUME XXXVI. NO. 2 I they were to prevent its resembling and that the lawmakers did not intend to compel companies to arti Cater ficially color a pure food product. Clothing House Changes Hands Kopp & Bartholomew have sold their stock in trade, with the good will, to Adna Orton, and William Kaliher. Mr. Orton was for some time bead clerk for the firm, and is an energetic young man who welL understands the business. Kopp & Bartholomew opened a clothing and gent's furnishing store in the Fryhling building, Princeton, five years ago and later moved into the Townsend block. Their increas ing business made this move neces sary. By push and strict attention to business they worked up a trade which proved remunerative, and the concern is one of the best and most reliable in the northwest. Mr. Kopp has for several months been agent for the McKibbin Hat company for the state of Nebraska and will continue to hold that posi tion, while Mr. Bartholomew will represent the Roberts-Wicks whole sale clothing house in the state of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Mr. Kopp's headquarters will be at Columbus, Neb., and Mr. Bartholo mew's in Minneapolis. The Union wishes both gentlemen success. The new proprietors, Messrs. Orton and Kaliher, are well and favorably known in Princeton and vicinity Mr. Orton was born on a farm in Greenbush and Mr. Kaliher on a farm in Blue Hill. Both of them are highly regarded in this community, and the Union hopes they will meet with the success they so richly merit. Knights of Pythias Install Officers On Tuesday evening Deputy Grand Chancellor Frank Goulding installed the officers of Princeton lodge, No. 93, Knights of Pythias, for the ensu ing year. Those installed were: Chancellor commander, A. J. Anderson prelate, Solomon Long matserof work, Fred Newton keeper of records and seal, Otto Henschel master of finance, Louis Rust master of exchequer, J. W. Hartman inner ^^^^i #"^SSCST*-**- ur E. K. 'Evens. Fred Newton and Frank Goulding were elected representatives to the grand lodge, and G. 1. Staples and E. K. Evens, alternates. Fred Manke and Alfred H. Johnson, who were elected vice chancellor and master at arms respectively, were un avoidably absent and therefore not installed. Manufacturing Relics While in Chattanooga a few weeks ago a local man noticed an old colored man who carried his right arm in a sling. "What is the matter, uncle?" he asked. "Is your arm broken9'" "No, sah," grinned the old man, It's jes gun sore." "Been hunting?" "No, sah. Ah been shootin' trees." "Oh, I see target practice." "No, sah." "Then you'll have to elucidate." "Well, sah it's like dis," the old man explained. We goes out into de woods an' shoots bullets into de trees. After a while de trees grow around the bullets a little bit, den we cuts dem down to sell to people fum de norf as relics ob de battle ob Lookout Moun tain. "Youngstown Telegram. Valuations In Sherburne County. The total valuation of real and personal property in Sherburne county is $2,669,246, the rate for county purposes is 7 mills, valuation and rates in the towns villages is as follows. a Name of Town S 3* 4b* *4 J? The and 3 =5 O 3 c3 O a Baldwin Becker Rig Lake Blue Hill Clear Lake Elk River Haven Livonia Orrock Palmer. Santiago V1L ElkHiver ViL Big Lake Vll. Becker VU Clear Lake ViL Lake Fre.. ViL St Cloud O c3 &> $160,972 309,193 230 026 168 814 182,852 210,004 190 725 158 203 131,454 155.155 1585857 95 896 36565 24 516 29,194 19,450 50.698 10 389 16 250 11313 10,506 17,378 15,111 23 659 9462 8,009 11351 15,540 58,288 11087 12,791 16 877 15 545 3,472 171,361 325 443 241,339 179,320 200230 225,315 214,384 161665 139,463 166,506 174,897 154,184 47 652 37,307 46,071 34,995 54,170 6 62 532 532 5 12 02 1128 652 6 72 553 352 9 22 14 52 1102 12 32 5 02 602 19 32 TotaL 82 306,774 267,028 2,669,246 What They Think of the Union. Mr. J. N. Westlund, proprietor of the Chisago Lake Granite and Marble Works' at Center City, writes: "I wish to compliment you on the Union. It is one of the very best papers that comes to my office, and I take 22, so I am in a position to judge." Mr. JE. L. Reed of Anoka, in re newing his subscription five years in advance, writes: "To my mind your paper is one of the best in th state, and: I like it very much." te&$&^M!a&j^^a&fa&^$ct i*'..