DIRECTORSJLECTED Glendorado Farmers' ilutual Insur-
ance Company Holds Its An-
nual Meeting in riilaca.
Financial Report Shows Healthy Con-
dition With Four Thousand
Dollars in Treasury.
The Glendorado Farmers' Mutual
Pire Insurance company, which
operates in Mille Lacs, Sherburne
and Benton counties, held its annual
meeting in Milaca on Tuesday and a
large number of people from the sur
rounding country were in attendance
the representation of farmers
showed clearly that much interest is
manifested in the organization. The
meeting was addressed by Postmaster
Fay Cravens and Attorney Olin C.
Myron, who welcomed the insurance
men to Milaca and spoke in glowing
terms of the good their organization
had effected for the tillers of the soil.
Pleasing selections were discoursed
at intervals by the Milaca brass
The officers and directors elected
for the ensuing year were as follows:
President, O. H. Uglem, Greenbush
vice president, P. Jensen, Bogus
Brook secretary, J. A. Erstad,
Freer treasurer, C. D. Kaliher, Elk
River. Directors, H. J. Wicklund,
Milo: C. Carlson, P. Stay, Glendora
do: N. A. Ness, Haven Louis Roche
It was shown by the financial state
ment, read by the treasurer, that
there is a balance on hand of $4,000
and that the total amount of insur
ance carried approaches very closely
a million and a half dollars. The
number of policies held by members
is close to 900.
On January 24, at 1 o'clock in the
afternoon, a meeting of the board ot
directors will be held in the court
house hall, Princeton, and at that
time it is desired that all persons who
desire to act as agents for the com
pany be present and make application
for such positions.
Mille Lacs Should Raise Its Share.
Mr. W. R. Mackenzie, secretary of
the Northern Minnesota Development
-association, writes us:
"We are now ready to receive ex
hibits from Mille Lacs county and I
trust that I will get a nice bunch of
stuff from you.
"Your wall space is 5x9 feet and
then there is room for vegetables, two
hve foot shelves about fourteen inches
I think our northern counties
ought to show good samples of corn
and also miscellaneous things like
tobacco, etc., or anything that looks
as though it were grown four or five
hundred miles further south."
As already stated in the columns of
the Union an immigration commis
sion and exhibit office has been
established at 39 South Third St.,
Minneapolis, for the purpose of dis
playing the products of the northern
counties and getting a desirable class
of new settlers to locate in northern
Minnesota. Mille Lacs county has
been assessed $75.00 as its share
towards defraying the cost of the
maintenance of the Minneapolis
bureau, and the county's membership
fee is $25.00. There can be no
question as to the benefits that this
county will receive from its member
ship in the association and through
the immigration bureau at Minne
apolis, as there are thousands of
acres of good unoccupied land in the
This week R. C. Dunn has received
a check for $10.00 from the Soo State
Bank at Wahkon the Princeton State
Bank, McMillan & Stanley and-E. L.
Trask of Minneapolis have each
pledged $10.00 the First National
Bank of Princeton and the First
National Bank of Milaca have al
ready contributed $10.00 eachmak
ing a total paid or pledged of $60.00.
The other $40.00 should be raised
without delay, and the county should
have an exhibit of its products on dis
play at the headquarters in Minne
apolis. There will be some expense
attached to getting a proper display
of products. But every dollar will be
accounted for and a statement pub
lished. This is the last appeal the
Union will make in this matter.
The Minneapolis Tribune has this
to say of the bureau headquarters:
"A permanent exhibit of farm prod
ucts of northern Minnesota was
opened yesterday to the public at 39
Third street S. by the Northern Min
nesota Development association.
The room will also serve as immigra
tion headquarters for the association,
charge of W. R. Mackenzie, who is
hoth secretary of the association and
its immigration commissioner. He is
working hard to put the county ex
hibits in place as they arrive. When
the work is completed there will be
separate displays of the products of
thirty-three northern counties of the
"The general effect of the exhibit
room is that of a bower, the walls
being a dark green with lattice work
at the top, painted white, from which
samples of corn grown in northern
Minnesota will be suspended. The
room is brilliantly lighted. It will be
maintained by the association as a
permanent advertising feature, to
demonstrate for visitors to Minne
apolis the farming possibilities of the
northern half of the state. Every
homeseefcer brought by the associa
tion or any other agency will have the
exhibit to look over before he goes to
look at the land."
Graudma Soale Surprised
On Monday afternoon, at her resi
dence, Mrs. Eva Keith was assisted
by Mrs. Nora Marvin in giving a
very delightful surpise party for
Grandma Soule, the event being her
eighty-Tsixth birthday anniversary.
The afternoon was pleasantly spent in
sociality and at 5 o'clock dainty re
freshments were served. Covers were
laid for 16 and the centerpiece was a
large cake decorated with the date of
birth and 86 wax candles20 white,
representing the years of unmarried
life 20 pink, the early years of mar
ried life 20 red, the later years of
married life and 26 green, the years
of widowhood and a green old age.
Then followed the presentation of
many gifts and words of thanks by
Grandma Soule, after which the
ladies left wishing her many happy
returns of the day.
Soule Boys Doing Well.
L. S. Soule arrived here on Mon
day evening from New York city,
where he had gone from Payette,
Idaho, to visit his brother,
Roy. Mr. Soule is at the head of one
of the departments in a large mercan
tile house in Payette. He came to
Princeton for a short visit to Mr. and
Mrs. Benj. Soule and other relatives.
Roy Soule has a fine position in
New York as manager-in-chief of the
Tron Age Hardware at a salary of
$6,000 per year, and resides at Mount
clair, N. J. Lew contributes articles
to the paper weekly from Payette, for
which he is amply compensated.
It is a pleasure to know that so
many former Princeton boys are mak
ing good in different parts of the
country, and the Soule boys rank
high up in the list. We are proud of
GAR Officers Installed
Wallace T. Rines post, No. 142,stead
Grand Army of the Republic, at its
regular meeting on January 13, in
stalled the following officers for the
year 1912: Commander, F. A.
Lowell senior vice commander, W. J.
Applegate junior vice commander,
S. B. Heath: adjutant, A. Z. Norton
quartermaster, Jos. A. Ross chap
lain, R. W. Freer officer of the day,
Martin Leach partiotic instructor, A.
Z. Norton officer of the guard, Geo.
W. Chalmers sergeant major, J. A.
Stevenson quartermaster sergeant,
Anson Howard. A. Z. Norton was
the installing officer.
Anoka Should Have an Annual Fair.
Anoka business men ate taking
steps to have a county fair next fall.
It is proposed to raise a fund of $1,000
to pay cash premiums. There is no
reason why the rich and prosperous
county of Anoka should not have a
good fair every year. Here in Mille
Lacs county we have had a hard
struggle to maintain our county fair,
but, thanks to the perseverance of a
few public-spirited citizens, we
have fine grounds and buildings,
ahead of anything in northern Minne
sota, and the fair is established on a
solid foundation and is a permanent
Ideal Kestaurant Changes Hands
Frank Henschel has purchased the
Ideal restaurant from Emory Green
wood and will close the establishment
on Saturday night, January 20, in
order to make improvements to the
interior, which will be fitted up in
first-class shape. The restaurant will
remain closed until January 27. Mr.
Henschel wishes to thank those who
patronized him when he formerly con
ducted this restaurant and solicits a
share of their patronage in the future.
The service at the restaurant will be
of the best.
Fred Howard is Hoodooed.
Fred Howard is certainly hoodooed
and he had better sever his connec
tions with the Minneapolis fire depart
ment without unnecessary delay, that
is, provided he cares to remain in
this vale of tears a while longer.
Fred had two close calls in the early
days of last week, as related in the
Union, but the most serious mishap
of all befel him last Saturday. Here
C. DUNK, Publisher. Terms 81-00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1912.
is the way the Minneapolis Journal
.tells the story:
"Presence of mind and quick action
of Oscar Swanson, tillerman on Hook
and Ladder company No. 2, today
saved the life of Captain Fred How-
ard of the company, who fell headfirst
before the wheels of the heavy appa
ratus just as it was leaving Station 1
of the fiie department, Sixth avenue
S. and Third street.
"Howard reached the first floor as
the apparatus was leaving, and
stumbled in front of the rear wheels.
Like a flash, Swanson turned the big
steering wheel, guided the rear wheels
of the truck to one side and the
wheels ran by, just two inches from
Howard's head. Howard injured his
hip in falling and physicians fear it
is dislocated or fractured. He was
taken to his home, 114 West Thirty
Our Fair Officers Enthusiastic
Messrs. Bryson and Stanley re
turned from the meeting of the State
Agricultural society last Friday and
are now more enthusiastic than ever
in behalf of the Mille Lacs county
fair. They were complimented on
every hand over the showing our fair
made last yearonly two fair associ
ations in the state paid more cash
premiums than the Mille Lacs fair
last year. One of the speakers en
gaged to deliver a talk at our fair
next fall is Hon. J. J. Furlong of
Austin. Mr. Furlong is one of south
ern Minnesota's most successful farm
ers, in fact he was awarded the J. J.
Hill prize of $300 as the best farmer
in the First and Third congressional
districts. In all probability Mr. J.
J. Hill will be another of the speakers
at our county fair. The officers of
the Mille Lacs county fair propose to
make it second to no county fair in
Young Native Glares
My barns now contain a large
number of young native mares, weigh
ing from 1,200 to 1,500 pounds apiece,
which will be sold for cash or upon
terms to suit customers, and the prices
placed upon these animals are very
low considering the market value of
horseflesh. They are all substantial
ly built, sound in every way and
guaranteed to give satisfaction." For
farm work or general purposes they
cannot be surpassed. Make your
choice now while the variety is large.
3-tf Aulger Rines, Princeton.
Change In N. Time Table.
Last Monday a change in the Great
Northern time table went into effect
on this branch and will continue until
further notice. The down train now
leaves Princeton at 11:04 a. m. in
of 10:56 and the up train at 5:11
instead of 5:27. This means 24
minutes less time for people who go
to the cities and return the same day.
The change in time, however, will
probably only be temporary.
1,150 Cars of Potatoes Shipped
So far 1,150 cars of potatoes have
been shipped from here this season.
In consequence of the exceptionally
cold weather shipments have been
very light this month and no great
bulk of potatoes has been brought to
the warehouses from the growers.
There is always a pressure of
matter on the day before going to
press and we will have to insist upon
correspondents sending in their con
tributions by Tuesdayif anything of
importance have it reach the Union
office by noon on Wednesday.
Report for district 37 for month
ending January 12: Those attending
20 days were Allen, Frank, Lawrence
Cecil Hurley, Herbert Jaenicke,
Adolph Lueck, Lester Marshall, Ar
thur Peters, Ernest and Herman Ros
in, Emma Schmidt, Grace and Elsie
Trabant. Those attending 19 days
were August and Fred Eggert, Jacob,
Lind and Mary Ellenbaum, Ella Jaen
icke and John Schmidt. Number of
days taught, 20 enrollment, 27 aver
age daily attendance, 16.
Cora J. Heilig, Teacher.
Report of Freer school, district 4,
A division: Those prefect in atten
dance during the month ending Jan
uary 12, 1192, were Max and George
Betzler, Rudolph Erstad, Walter Gus
tafson, Edward Dejarlais, Elvina
Hartman, Helen and Alice Peterson,
Ernest Wesloh and Fred Stelloh.
Those who attended 19 days were
Oscar Homme and Freddie Wesloh.
Report for school month ending Jan
uary 12, primary department, district
4: Those who attended 20 days were
Theodore, Oliver and Blanche Burke
and Will Peterson. Carl and Ethel
Larson, Walter and Harold Wesloh
attended 19 days.
Ida May Schmidt, Teacher.
Who Resided in Blue Hill for Forty
Years, Died 'at Her Home on
Funeral Services, Held at St. Ed-
ward's Catholic Church, Are
Very Largely Attended.
Mrs. John Carmody died at her
home in Blue Hill township on Thurs
day, January 11, at 5 o'clock in the
afternoon, following an illness of -but
one week. Since the death of her
son-in-law, John Brennan, whom
she held in the highest esteem, she
had, however, gradually failed in
health, and was ultimately compelled
to take to her bed. She was one of the
pioneer settlers in this part of the
country and had lived in Blue Hill
At St. Edward's Catholic church in
Prineteon on Monday morning last
Rev.' Father Levings conducted the
funeral solemnities, which were
largely attended by relatives, friends
and neighbors despite the dis
agreeable weather which prevailed.
A very "impressive sermon was
preached by Rev. Levings and Mrs.
C. A. Caley, accompanied by Mrs. T.
J. Kaliher as organist, rendered in
spiring vocal solos. The interment
was in the Princeton Catholic ceme
tery and the casket was literally
covered with beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. John Carmody, whose maiden
name was Hannah Looney, was born
in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1834,mile
and was married in that country.
With her husband and children she
came to the United States in 1868 and
settled, at Itasca, Anoka county,
Minn.,j moving from that place to a
farm in Blue Hill three years later.
There Mrs. Carmody lived until called
to the realms above. She is survived
by her husband, who is now 92 years
of age, and six children, viz., Mrs.quaintances.
John Brennan, Princeton Mrs. Bat
Haley, Bemidji Mrs. M. Guyette,
Minneapolis John Carmody, Oregon
Dan and William Carmody, Blue
Hil^ She also leaves 11 grandchil
dren three great grandchildren.
The late Thomas Looney was a
brother of Mrs. Carmody.
"Aunt Hannah," as Mrs. Carmody
was affectionately known to her inti
mate friends, was a woman possessed
of a kind, generous dispositionshe
was ever ready to assist her neighbors
in time of sickness or sorrow, and she
was an affectionate wife and mother.
Long will her old-time friends cherish
and revere her memory.
Those from a distance present at
the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. B.
Haley, Bemidji Mrs. M. Guyette and
Joseph Oos, Minneapolis and
Michael Carmody and daughter, Mrs.
Theo. Porwoll, St. Cloud.
Bonding Company Pays Bren's Shortage.
A check for $14,310.70, in settlement
of the liability of the United States
Fidelity and Guaranty company on
the bond of J. D. Bren, former acting
and defaulting treasurer of the state
university, was last Saturday paid to
John Lind, president of the board of
"The amount paid," said Mr. Lind,
"is about $200 less than the total of
claims against Bren, but those were
items from which the board would
have relieved Bren if there had been
no trouble. They represent funds for
various student activities, such as a
fund raised for an organ, and Gopher
funds. The settlement was made on
the advice of the public examiner and
the county attorney that it was better
to take what we got than jeopardize
the whole amount by a suit." Hence,
Bren will escape prosecution for the
money he unlawfully appropriated to
his own use. Is it right that this de
faulter should be permitted to escape
Are You Looking for Horses?
If so King & Kaliher can doubtless
supply your wants. They have just
received a carload of the prettiest
native mares you have ever seen, the
majority of them farm chunks. They
weigh from 1,200 to 1,400 pounds
apiece, are in fine condition and
sound in every way. A more sub
stantial lot of horses it would be diffi
cult to find anywhere and the prices
are right. Call at the barns and
3tfc King & Kaliher.
Constituents Want Him in Legislature.
I notice that the morning papers
are frequently mentioning the name of
L. C. Spooner in connection with the
candidacy for governor or congress
man-at-large. My judgment is that
Mr. Spooner will not be a candidate
for either position. While Mr.
Spooner is undoubtedly well qualified
for these honors, his constituents will
insist that he go baok to the legis
lature in order that he may finish
the good work that he has begun there
of completing a system of deep water
ways. This project will not only be
of great benefit to his own district,
but to the entire state and to Mr.
Spooner, more than to any other
man, belongs the credit of inaugurat
ing it.Man in Dome, West St. Paul
Kent Frve. In all Probability, Accidentally
Walked Into Hole at Elk River
Kent Frye, one of the brightest
and most cheerful young men on the
force of the Elk River Star-News,
mysteriously disappeared on Sunday
evening, and indications strongly
point to the probability that he met
death by drowning accidentally
walked into an ice hole in the Mis
sissippi river and was carried away
by the strong current. Kent loved to
take long walks,he was fleshy and
desired to reduce his weight,and
it is supposed that while on one of
these jaunts, and paying no particu
lar attention to the course he was
pursuing, he suddenly found himself
in the river. The chances of a man's
saving himself when he unsuspectingly
disappears through one of these
treacherous apertures are very small,
especially where there is a strong cur
rent beneath, for he would naturally
be carried a distance below the place
where he entered, and when he came
to the surface would find a barrier of
ice above him through which he could
not possibly force his way.
For a distance of more than half a
below the hole in which the young
man is supposed to have disappeared
men with dynamite cartridges have
been making an attempt to raise the
body, but so far without success.
Kent Frye was the only son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank L. Frye and was 21
years of age. He was a model young
man, having no bad habits, and was
a general favorite among his ac
It is sad, indeed, that
be should have been so tragically
taken from his parents, two sisters,
and others who loved him, and the
heartfelt sympathy of the friends of
the afflicted family goes out to them
in their time of sorrow.
Kent Frye was a nephew of Mr.
and Mrs. George Staples of Prince
ton, who were in Elk River on a mis
sion of sympathetic comfort to the
bereaved family on Tuesday.
Doesn't Like the South
Charley Ericson, who sold his farm
in Isanti township a short time ago
and went south to find a salubrious
climate, fertile soil and an ideal place
for a home, returned last week, ac
cording to the Isanti News, dissatis
fied, and is looking for another farm
to buy or rent. Charley found the
and the fertile land down in
Mississippi, but conditions were so
unsatisfactory and methods so crude
that he was unable to withstand them.
If you write to him he will cheerfully
tell you all about the "superior ad
vantages" of the south.
Farmers' Institute Annual.
The new annual, which will be dis
tributed at the farmers' institute to be
held in Princeton on January 26 and
27, is largely devoted to meat produc
tionthe raising for the market of
beef, pork, mutton and poultry. The
best feeds to use and the cost of feed
ing are all thoroughly discussed.
Various types of silos are also dealt
withtheir manner of construction,
cost and economical value. The an
nual will be distributed free but it is
nevertheless a valuable work
A Diabolical Deed
When F. C. Broeker and Glen Eliot
of Isle last week went to a hay stack
which they own they found that some
infernal scoundrel had doped it with
Paris green. Holes had been made in
the top of the stack and the poison
poured into them. The fact that some
of the powder had be6n dropped on
the snow led to the discovery of the
diabolical plot. Lynching is too good
for a person who performs such a
Yeomen to Give Series of Dances.
During the winter months the Yeo
men will give a dance at their hall
in the Odd Fellows building the sec
ond and fourth Wednesday evenings
of each month during the winter.
This series of dances will be given at
the request of the Married People's
and the Young People's clubs.
Skahen's orchestra has been engaged
to furnish music for the dances. All
friends of the Yeomen are invited.
Faussett Remembers the Union
The i on is in receipt of "a calen
dar and postal card from Chas.
Faussett of Tolt, Washington. Mr.
Faussett at one time lived in Green
bush. He is now in the real estate
business at Tolt and is doing well.
VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 4
I OPINIONS OF EDITORS I
Let 'Em FallWho Cares?
A political party divided against it
self is due for a fall outside the
breastworks.St. Cloud Journal
With a Bottle in His Pocket?
"Pussyfoot" Johnson has entered
literary and research work for the
Presbyterian general assembly com
mittee on temperance work.Little
What Old Pease Will Stand For.
The only kind of reapportionment
the Union will stand for is one that
recognizes every man, wherever he
resides, in the center of population or
in the limited settled districts.Anoka
What a Mean Fling, Mike
Our railroad and warehouse com
missioners are trying their best to
have Hook appointed judge of the
supreme court. The plan they are
working is to send evidence to Taft
that Hook favors corporations.Le
A Man of Avoirdupois, Too.
In spite of the most thoroughly
organized opposition ever put up
against a president, Taft is over
coming all opposition and is showing
himself to be a man of splendid tact,
great force and brilliant statesman
His Lfght Almost Extinguished
Bob LaFollette, with the assistance
of our own Senator Clapp, is carry
ing the war into Ohio. The progres
sive leaders are fighting a gamey,
though hopeless battle. LaFollette's
presidential chances grow dimmer
every week.Belle Plaine Herald.
The Rascals Should be Jailed
The prosecution of the packers is
bringing to light the indisputable fact
that there was a combine and that its
purpose was to cut down the prices
paid for meat on the hoof and elevate
the prices which the consumer paid
for it on the block. The combine was
in the nature of a double-edged sword.
It cut both ways.Madison Inde
Indicted on Many Counts
In its last issue the Princeton Union
sarcastically belittles Olaf Lende,
takes a fling at Sam Gordon, raps
Simpson once or twice, and then
attempts, with as good grace as the
real sentiments of the publisher will
permit, to say a good word for Ed
Smith's "man of destiny"all of
which is very significant in this year
of political unrest.Nortbfield News.
A Burning Shame.
It is a shame that a man so able to
take care of himself as Bob Dunn
cannot meet and converse a few min
utes with ex-Senator Edward E.
Smith without having all the re
porters worry about what is going
on. These two mature gentlemen met
accidentally in St. Paul the other day
and the newspapers assumed at once
that there was a hen on.Fergus
Ed's Popularity Growing
The man on the outside knows but
little of the doings within, in state,
district, county or city politics, and
many do not care to know, but it is
not a crime to think that the late
Attorney General Simpson was a
simpleton or had an awful grouch
when he told that he wanted to be
governor, but Ed. Smith would not
let him. Some think that Smith is
growing in popularity.Le Sueur
Not Making Friends
Simpson, late attorney general, is
not winning many friends in his atti
tude of telling tales out of school, like
a disgruntled child* Some are in
clined to believe that Simpson will be
a candidate for the gubernatorial
nomination after all. The people will
not stand for him now and Mr. Simp
son might just as well give up any
ideas he may possess of future poliit
cal greatness.Winnebago City En
To Arms, Sisters!
If the women of Duluth had any
idea of how much the young girls and
young boys of Duluth need their pro
tection, in the way of their participa
tion in the making and enforcing of
laws, they would storm the capitol for
the ballot. The realization of the
country's need for their votes and
their intelligent knowledge of public
affairs will come too late in the case
of many a child.News and Com
ment, Duluth News-Tribune.
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