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FARMERSJNSTITUTE Experts in Farming Will Address As- semblages at the Court House Friday and Saturday. Farmers, Their Wives, Sons and Daughters, Should flake an Effort to be Present. Tomorrow and Saturday, January 26 and 27, a farmers' institute will be held at the court house hall, and every tiller of the soil who can pos sibly do so should attend and bring his wife, sons and daughters. Sub jects of importance to the whole family will be elucidated by experts, by men who have made a study of every branch of farming,and there fore much valuable information may be gathered by those who attend. The institute will be in charge of Mr. McLeran of Wrenshall, one of the most prominent farmers in north eastern Minnesota, a man who has made a success of dairymg, fruit growing and farming generally. He has also made a study of land clear ing, and that will be one of the topics upon which he will discourse. D. Staples of St. Cloud will handle the subjects of pork produc tion, poultry, and good roads. Mr. Staples is another experienced farmer who is diffusing much useful knowledge. On the subject of good roads he will tell how to build such roads and keep them in condition at the least outlay of time and money. Frank Gibbs of Merriam Park, one of the most successful vegetable growers in Minnesota, who has had a great deal of experience in raising vegetables for the market, will speak upon this subject and tell how best to market the crop. Each speaker is a thoroughly prac tical mana man who has made a success of his own work. These men will give their own experiences and tell of their failures as well as their successes. The new Institute Annual, which will be distributed free at the meetings contains a world of information on cattle raising, feeding, the construc tion of silos and^othec branches- of farming. Working models, charts and photo graphs of all classes of farm conveni ences and methods will be on exhibi tion. The sessions will commence at 10 a. and 1:30 p. m. of each day. Be on hand promptly at the opening session and stay through to the close. Death, of Miss Emma Bergman Miss Emma Bergman died at her home Milo township on Thursday morning, January 18, from heart trouble. She had been ailing for some time but was not compelled to take to her bed until five days prior to her death. Funeral services were held at the family residence on Satur day, January 20, and were conducted by Rev. Ekgren of Buffalo and Rev. Bergstrom of Bock. The interment was in the Milo cemetery and the obsequies were attended by a large number of friends. Many beautiful floral offerings were placed upon the casket by those who held Miss Berg man in high esteem. Emma Bergman was born in Wright county, Minn., on April 8, 1888, and with her parents, went to reside in Milo township in 1898, where she re sided until her untimely death. She is survived by her mother, four brothers and four sisters. The brothers and sisters are Elmer and Ruth Bergman, Minneapolis Alex ander, Anna, Hulda, Sem, Carl, and Mrs. Olander Pierson of Milo. Miss Bergman was a true christian and was loved and honored by all who knew her. She was a member of the Young People's society of May wood church, and will be greatly missed by her associates in that or ganization as well as by a large circle of friends. Those present at the obsequies from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bergman and children and Ruth Bergman, Minneapolis and Hans Peterson, Mora. J. E. Rogers Dead. J. E. Rogers, proprietor of the Rogers hotel and the Unique theater, Minneapolis, and identified with a number of other business enterprises in the mill city, died early Monday morning at St. Barnabas hospital from a shock following an operation for intestinal adhesion. This was the eighth operation which he had under gone for the relief of this ailment in the course of his lifetime. Mr. Rogers was a scucessful busi ness man but he did not hoard up his moneyhe gave liberally to charita ble organizations, among them the *& Gt^ JsA&?$*.ikL>ui International Sunshine society, and he was a great friend of the newsboys. He virtually maintained the "Tooze" baseball club, named after the sobri quet by which he was familiarly known, and it is said that every Christmas he expended not less than $5,000 to make the poor children of the city happy. Mr. Rogers was 42 years of age last September. Life in the Tropics Henry Johnson, who was here on a visit from the dark continent last summer, has been assigned to an agency farther south. Henry was formerly located at Durban, but is now within 400 miles of the equator down in Rhodesia. In a letter to his brothers he says the temperatuie is a concentration of hades and that he would give a hundred-pound note to be able to spend just half an hour in the cooling climate of Minnesota. From Henry's suburban residence he can hear the lions roar o'nights, the jackals snarl and the alligators croak in the swamps, and be rather likes the music they discourse, but the "zephyrs" from off the world's waist belt virtually wilt him as he sleeps, denuded of all clothing, upon his couch of SDlit bamboo. Mr. Johnson is buying furs, ostrich feathers and ivory for a London im porting house and holds a lucrative position. A Big Train of Potatoes Marked activity has prevailed in the Princeton potato market during the weekthe rise in temperature made it possible for farmers to haul their stock and for the warehousemen to ship south. On Tuesday a train of 51 cars left here for Texas and other points south. With one exception this is the largest trainload which ever left this point, the record shipment 52 carsbeing made some years ago. Up to this date 1,335 cars of pota toes for the season 1911-1912 have been shipped from here. The number to Thursday of last week was 1,150, which shows that in the past seven days 185 cars have gone out. There is every probability that when the season closes the number of cars shipped will closely approach 2,000. Minnie is the Wor st Offender Minneapolis people complain that the Mississippi river is contaminated by half a dozen private sewers empty ing into it at Anoka. There may be cause for complaint on the part of the Minneapolitans, but if Anoka people are to be precluded from sewering into the Mississippi what of Minne apolis? There is more poisonous, disease-spreading filth vomited forth from one Minneapolis sewer in a single day than from all the sewers in Anoka and every other town and hamlet along the Father of Waters from its source to Minneapolis in a year. Survived Its Usefulness The village jail was sold at auction on Saturday afternoon, being pur chased by Will Rouvel for Chas. Lindblom for $40.00. Mr. Lindblom will repair the building and use it for a storehouse for flour. If Isanti was a''dry" town the sale of the old jail could be used as an object lesson of the result of banishing the liquor traffic, but under the present condi tions it may safely be admitted that the building was sold because the state would no longer allow its use for detaining human or inhuman beings.Isanti News. In Memoriam Memorial services were held in the Union church, Elk River, on Sunday afternoon for Kent Frye, who is be lieved to have met death by acci dental drowning in the Mississippi river on the evening of January 21. Rev. Atkinson conducted the services and preached an impressive sermon imbued with pathos and words of sympathetic comfort for the relatives of the unfortunate young man. Many people attended the services and among them were relatives from Still water and Princeton. 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 examine them. 3tfc King & Kaliher. A Rising: Young Attorney. One of the rising young attorneys of this section of the state is Godfrey G. Goodwin of Cambridge. The Inde pendent-Press says of him: "He is rapidly building up a wide legal practice in the state and is frequently called to the large cities to try cases." WOODS FULLOFTHEM Candidates fcr Governor Are Cropping Up as Fast as Daisies in the Glorious Springtime. Lee and Gordon Have Announced Themselves and Others Are Hovering in the Offing. Union Special Correspondence St. Paul, Minn., January 23The fight is on. Only a few days ago Governor Eberhart was walking about with the serene assurance that he was the only "progressive" in the field as a candidate for governor. Suddenly the woods have become full of them. Acting with but a single thought, namely, to land in the governor's chair, Samuel Y. Gordon and W. E. Lee of Long Prairie announced their candidacies. Both announced them selves as progressives and enunciated a platform containing all of the issues that are said to be popular today. Mr. Gordon beat Mr. Lee by a few hours by stating he was about to cross the Rubicon, but Mr. Lee got in under the wire with his platform at the same time. In the meantime N. J. Holmberg of Renville is being urged by the La Follette organization. They are friendly to Lee, but the lieutenant governor is persona non grata, a condition that is said to be extremely bad for candidates. In the meantime Lewis C. Spooner of Morris is hovering about in the offing, making a noise like a man who would like to be a candidate. 5* $- The multiplicity of candidates has stirred the progressives to their most progressive depths. Too many candi dates spoil a progressive broth. It is now up to the La Follette progres sives, who claim to be the only real, genuine, dyed-in-the-wool progres sives, with the brand blown in the bottle, to search the woods and pick a man. Behind this man the Peterson Loftus-Manahan-Halbert strength will be grouped and an attempt will be made to induce him to take the hurdle. Just now, since C. A. Lindbergh, having seen a great light, and having camped on the trail of the money octo pus, has pulled out, efforts are being made to induce Representative Holm berg to get in and swim. Mr. Holm berg is canny. He wants to be shown and, besides, doesn't want to be the candidate of any faction. This is going to be a little difficult in view of the fact that the republican party seems to be drifting on the factional rocks. Lieutenant Governor Gordon had not been heard of for some time since his recent effort to grab the scepter and perform a king for a day vaude ville act. Following that gentle little episode the king went into bucolic re tirement at Browns Valley and has only just emerged. With his prime minister, J. S. Arneson, he has estab lished his court at the Merchants' hotel in St. Paul, and the royal emis saries, the royal flying squadrons and the royal missives will be sent from there. Mr. Gordon intends to go out on the platform and make a few royal speeches when he gets around to it. When he does he is expected to cut loose in a scandalous manner. He is going to talk right out in meeting. Among other things, he is expected to explain why his senate organiza tion turned down all the progressive measures sent up to it by the house, and for which he now so progressive ly stands. He will possibly explain why the income tax amendment was not in dorsed in the Gordon-controlled senate. He may explain why the Gordon-controlled senate did not pass reapportionment for which he now stands. He will possibly explain why the Gordon organization did not pass a law preventing the brewery owner ship of saloons, for which he now stands and against which he fulmi nates. It is also possible he may ex plain why the state-wide primary, for which he now stands, did not pass in the senate, where it was lost on a strange ruling of the lieutenant governor. There are so many things which the lieutenant governor may explain that his speeches are bound to be interest ing and entertaining. He will estab lish his claim to a reputation for con sistency, sincerity and directness in politics. It may be a difficult task, but, between the lieutenant governor and Jimmie Arneson, they may be able to. accomplish it and bridge the gap. County option, another issue for which the recent king stood in the last P&IKCETON, MELLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1912. (Sl.* &SSr,A i^k^St** teatSdfel election, has been merged in the so called larger issue of the brewery ownership of saloons. Incidentally, no one seems to be willing to claim the paternity of this foundling, county option. There is a disposition to drop it and join hands in moving bigger and more progres sive issues. Only the county option ists, voters deserted by the politi cians, cling to the idea. In his platform declaration the lieutenant governor mentions no na tional issues and avoids reference to La Folletbe. It is understood he has been, advised to steer clear of the La Follette organization in St. Paul and the rf La Follette organization pur poses, apparently, to steer clear of the lieutenant governor. ij. $. $. The* claim made by the various can didates to progressive principles has again caused a debate as to what con stitutes a progressive in Minnesota. One Of the real tests put forward is that a man must be a La Follette man, and nothing else counts much. An other* test is that he must be for Jim ManahaD. the initiative, the referen dum and the recall of judges and everything else. Governor Eberhart was listed last fall as the progressive candidate for governor. He favored conservation, development, various other progressive things, including a sta'te-wide primary, which he did not put in his message but which he is said to favor. He signed the only progressive measure passed by the Gordon-controlled senate,the Keefe bill for the direct election of United States senators,but the new candi dates say he is out of the herd, has not the stamp of approval upon his forehead nor the progressive brand upon any portion of his anatomy. There are so many different shadings and varieties of the word that some of the old standpatters, who haven't had a new idea since the civil war, are beginning to think they are too radical and are commencing to shiver and feel uncomfortable because of the temerity of their opinions. i* fr The explosivista brand of progres sive^, appears to be making the most noise just now. They are vocalizing continudisly and exerting themselves to keep up with the march of progress and with Mose Clapp. Then there are the La Follette progressives, the Cummins progressives, the Roosevelt progressives, the Eberhart progres sives, the Taft progressives, the middle of the road progressives, the out-and-out progressives, and radical progressives, the conservative pro gressives, the tariff progressives, the conservation progressives, and others. To make the list more or less complete, Frank Day has returned to Minnesota and announces he is a Wilson progressive. The La Follette progressives realize the danger of having so many pro gressives running outside the corral, and they also feel they must maintain their leadership by putting their stamp of approval on some candidate so he can realize their ideals of what constitutes a progressive and at the same time help La Follette. Accord ingly they are planning an elimina tion conference. That interesting game of "eenie, meenie, miney mo" will be played and, when the general count is taken, the La Follette organization will slap some man on the coat, say "You are IT," and that, it is expected, will settle the identity of the man who is to lead the progressive movement to the heights where the promised land can be seen and from where it can be entered. 5* 5 J* When the next house convenes there is going to be an interesting fight for the speakership. Representative Fowler of Minneapolis presided over several of the sessions during the last legislature and made good. He may be a candidate. P. H. McGarry of Walker purposes trying for the legis lature and aims to be a candidate. Pat is likely to "go some," but the going may not be good at the par ticular time and other candidates may be heard from. VAN DAL. Tonne Native Hares. 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 Bines, Princeton. GROWTHJ COUNTY Official Bulletin of Population Shows Mille Lacs County's Gain for Decade to be 2,644. Table Below Gives Population Figures for the Years 1910 and 1900 in Villages and Towns. The official bulletin of the thirteenth federal census of the state of Minne sota has just been received from E. Dana Durand, director of the work. According to this bulletin^the popula tion of the state in 1910 was 2,075,708. Compared with a population of 1,751,- 394 in 1900, this represents an increase during the last decade of 324,314, or 18 5 per cent. The population of the villages and towns in Mille Lacs county in 1910 and 1900 are given as follows: 1910 1900 Bogus Brook township 945 543 Borgholm township 964 696 East Side township 132 49 Foreston. 204 363 Greenbush township Q^Q 871 Hayland township 105 30 Isle Harbor township 488 175 Kathio township 241 232 Milaca township 718 360 Milaca village 1102 1,204 Milo township 1101 964 Onamia township \iz 75 Onamia village 314 Page township 2 55 Princeton townshm i,i6 1078 Princeton \illage 1555 1319 South Harbor township 320 201 Totals 10 705 8 061 Sheriff Shockley Encounters "Dietz In pursuance of his duties as sheriff of the great county of Mille Lacs the irrepressible Harry Shockley last week ran amuck of the "John Dietz" of the lake country. It appears from the story brought to our attention that the sheriff was sent to the Dietz domain, near Sbakopee lake, by John McClure to replevin a number of logs which had been appropriated,sur reptitiously carried away without permission,and that when he arrived upon the scene the "defender" and a couple of other burly fellows were there to attempt to foil his purpose. The sheriff ordered the men he had brought with him to begin moving the logs, and then it was that Dietz approached Harry with blood in his eyes and blasphemy on his lips. "You son of a dog, you dare touch 'em," roared Dietz, while the fellows with him, who stood at a safe dis tance, encouraged him to assault the sheriff. Harry quietly awaited the defender's approach and, when within reach, struck out with his clenched fist. He, however, opened up his fist before the blow went home and Dietz merely received a flat-hander. But that flat-hander was a stunnerit sent Dietz a-flying into a snow bank, while his brave supporters took to their heels. Dietz gathered himself up, spit the snow from his mouth and followed his companions without further ado. Then the sheriff and his men moved the l)gs. Had the sheriff struck Dietz with his fist instead of with the flat of his hand there would have been a headless defender in the lake country. "Hiawatha" at Assembly Hall. Miss Frances Peterson, formerly principal of our high school, will give a recital in the high school assembly room tomorrow evening, January 26. The entertainment will be based on Longfellow 's great poem Hiawatha,'' and will be very interesting both for young and old. Miss Peterson will be accompanied on the piano by Miss Bliss of Albert Lea, an accomplished player. The admission will be 15 cents for pupils below the high school department and 25 cents for all others. Miss Peterson has many testi monials from places where she has given this recital and from the number is the following: "It has been my good fortune to hear Miss Frances Peterson read 'Hiawatha.' I have seen her hold an audience re sponsive to every mood of the poem, smiling and weeping as the poem was vividly portrayed. At the close of the program the word 'beautiful' echoed from one hearer to another. We realized we had been in the presence of an artist whose charm of manner, fine symphathies and splendid dramatic ability had re vealed to us a new world of beauty. Harriet T. McCurkey, Head of Piano Department, Lenox College." Harahan Killed in Wreck Former President J. T. Harahan, sr., of the Illinois Central railroad, and three railroad officials traveling with him in a private car, were killed in a wreck near Kinmundy, 111., on Monday. The cause of the wreck is attributed to the carelessness of rail road employes. Harahan, who was recently retired on a pension, worked his way up from a water boy to the presidency of the road. VOLUME XXXVI. NO. 5 A dance will be given in the M. W. A. hall, Spencer Brook, on Thursday evening, February 1. Music by Ander son's orchestra and supper in Che hall. Plenty of barn room for horses. Miss Edna Boyn arrived home on Monday from Minneapolis, where she is studying music. She says she is in love with her work and, consequent ly, she is bound to realize her ambi tions. Edna is a born musician. A progressive cinch party will be given in Odd Fellows hall by the ladies of St. Edward's parish on Tuesday evening, January 30. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and re freshments will be served. A general invitation is extended to the public. Admission 35 cents. N. A. Nelson of Minneapolis, a former resident of Princeton, was here this week looking after his prop erty interests, and called at the Union office. Mr. Nelson says that he has always entertained a great liking for Princeton and may return here some day to live. The West Branch Creamery com pany will hold its annual meeting in Uglem's hall, Long Siding, on Mon day, January 29, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and all persons interested are asked to put forth an effort to attend. At this meeting officers and directors will be elected, reports read and other business matters consid ered. D. H. Bobbins of Vineland writes from Niles, Ohio, saying that he and his wife are on a trip south. They were, however, compelled to stop over at Niles for three weeks in conse quence of Mrs. Bobbins being taken sipk. Before returning to Mille Lacs county in April they expect to visit Cuba, the Isle of Pines and the Pana ma canal, says Mr. Bobbins. C. C. Swaim, formerly of this place but now a resident of Hope, Idaho, says, in a letter renewing his sub scription Tell my Princeton friends that, while they are shivering in a 35 below zero temperature, I am shooting mallard ducks on the mill pond and that it is only 4 below." Mallard ducks in a mill pood at 4 below zero is certainly something remarkable. McMillan & Stanley recently~^)ld an 80-acre farm in Blue Hill township to O. C. Bragg of Minneapolis and the purchaser will shortly commence the erection of a dwelling house there on. Grover Taylor has also bought a farm in Blue Hill from McMillan & Stanley. It is of 40 acres and Mr. Taylor will build a residence ar,d move onto the place in the spring. A. N. Holm of Wyanett, county sur veyor of Isanti county, was in town for the first time in six months on Monday and made the Union a pleasant call. Mr. Holm says that the roads in places are in a deplor able condition, being almost impas sable, and his sympathy goes out to the men who travel over them daily to supply the farmers with their mail. John O. Hed, the Watkins agent at this place, was called to Minneapolis yesterday in consequence of the seri ous illness of his wife. Mrs. Hed went to Minneapolis to visit friends at Christmas and was, in consequence of being taken sick, unable to return. Her condition has since grown worse. Andrew Mitchell will look after Mr. Hed's business during his absence and Watkins remedies may also be obtained at Tom Post's residence. Mrs Chrlstlanson Passes Away. Mrs. Olina Christianson died at her home in Glendorado on Sunday, Jan uary 21, at the ripe old age of 89. Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church, Glendorado, this, Thursday, afternoon. Mrs. Christianson was born in Nor way and came to the United States 40 years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tellefson of Glen dorado, and Mrs. John Thompson of Blue Hill. Suggesting Improvements "Does your boy, Josh, take an in terest in the farm?" "He's beginnin' to," replied Mr. Corntossei. "He's been showin' me where we could have some dandy golf links an' how easy it would be to turn the barn into a garage. "Washington Star. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Mrs. Huldah Johnson was operated upon on Sunday for appnedicitis. A son of Henry Sager is at the hospital for surgical treatment. The 6-year old daughter of George Raymond of Ogilvie was operated upon on Sunday for appendicitis. Mrs. Ole Tolin of Dalbo returned home yesterday. She was at- the hospital for surgical treatment.