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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
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
Working models, charts and photo
graphs of all classes of farm conveni
ences and methods will be on exhibi
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
Those present at the obsequies from
a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Bergman and children and Ruth
Bergman, Minneapolis and Hans
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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."
Candidates fcr Governor Are Cropping
Up as Fast as Daisies in the
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.
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
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
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
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
County option, another issue for
which the recent king stood in the last
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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.
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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.
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
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
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
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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.
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
"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
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.