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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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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.
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
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
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
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
annua attendi
chr^tian^ Orrock,,before her marriage, was al^ry 20.
26, and
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
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
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
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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
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.
Name of Town S
The and
=5 O
3 c3 O a
Baldwin Becker
Rig Lake
Blue Hill
Clear Lake
Elk River
Orrock Palmer. Santiago V1L ElkHiver
ViL Big Lake
Vll. Becker
VU Clear Lake
ViL Lake Fre..
ViL St Cloud
O c3
309,193 230 026
168 814
210,004 190 725
158 203
131,454 155.155
95 896
36565 24 516
29,194 19,450
10 389
16 250
10,506 17,378 15,111 23 659
9462 8,009
11087 12,791 16 877
15 545
171,361 325 443
241,339 179,320
200230 225,315 214,384 161665 139,463 166,506
174,897 154,184
47 652
46,071 34,995 54,170
6 62
532 532
5 12
6 72
553 352
9 22
14 52
1102 12 32
5 02
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
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."
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