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SPLEMDJROGRAM St. Patrick's Entertainment Given by St. Edward's Congregation is Enjoyed by Audience. ^ev. Father Levings Delivers an Able Address and flusical Numbers Are Finely Executed. The St. Patrick's entertainment, given under the auspices of the con gregation of St. Edward's Catholic church, was a treat in the true sense of the word, although it was not as largely patronized as it should have been. A program was presented which did great credit to the individ ual members who took partit was a program carefully prepared with due regard to its appropriateness. An orchestral selection opened the entertainment and this was admirably rendered. Following came the prin cipal address of the evening by Rev. Father Levings, who selected for his subject, "The Day We Celebrate."' The orator, who is well versed in all the details of ancient history, gave a splendid talk on Ireland in the early days and the great progress it has made. His address was virtually a history of the Irish nation, and no man is qualified to handle the subject better than he. A selection by the choir and a reci tation by Forrest MeVicar followed and both were well rendered, Mr. Mc Vicar demonstrating that he, like his father, is well cut out for a dramatic reader. He is a chip of the old block. Mrs. C. A. Caley, in her very best style, rendered a vocal solo, "Mother McCree," and responded to an encore, and Miss Scheen admirably executed a difficult piano solo. A pretty chorus by seventeen little girls fol lowed and an orchestral selection then enlivened the audience. Ten small boys then gave a choral number in excellent manner and a military drill, the precision of which even impelled Cap. Caley to clap his hands. A recitation by Grace Dugan, vocal solo by Mrs. C. A. Caley, selection by a brass quartet, choral number and orchestral selection completed the program. This entertainment excelled any of a like nature ever presented in Prince ton, and all who attended speak in high praise of the excellence of the program. Overworking: the Frank Colonel Roosevelt's Columbus speech was printed in the Congres sional Record, on motion of Senator 31app and, it is announced, is being sent out under the senator's frank. La Follette literature is being sent out under the same frank from the progressive republican league head quarters in Minneapolis, it is re ported. It is use of the privilege for just such purposes that convinces many that the frank should be abolished. There is no reason why the postal service should be burdened with the expense of carrying on the campaign efforts even of members of congress. The theory on which the free use of the mails is granted is that it will result advantageously to the people It is being used to further the ends of the politicians. A few months ago a representative in congress, under the guise of mak ing an address in connection with the selection of the city in which the Panama exposition should be held, had incorporated into the Record a long list of advantages of his own home city. The speech was printed and circulated as a population-getter for his own city. That is only one of many abuses of the franking privi lege in addition to tne campaign burden loaded on to the postoffice de partment every two years. Meantime, postal officials are discussing the ad visability of increasing the rate on second-class matter in order to meet the expenses of the department. They might get some interesting data by in quiring of the people whether the pub lic would rather pay more postage on its periodicals or have the supply of campaign literature curtailed.St. Paul Dispatch. A. Remarkable Surgical Operation. Dr. Wm. Lusk, a renowned New York surgeon, performed an opera tion last week by which a new interior wall of gold wire was supplied for a distended aorta, the principal trunk of the arteries, as the natural wall had been worn to such a thinness that it threatened to burst at every beat of the heart. A thin needle five inches long, running to a fine point but bored and rifled like a guna remarkable ex ample of workmanshipwas employed by Dr. Lusk to puncture the wall of the aorta to admit the end of the thin gold wire. With the heart pumping, Dr. Lusk held the needle in place and slowly fed the gold wire through the needle, the rifling of which caused the wire to coil like a closely turned spiral spring inside the aorta. The coil was about one inch in diameter, the natural size of the aorta, and when eleven and three-quarters feet had been introduced inside the tube it ex tended the length of the anuerism and lapped over into the unaffected part of the aorta on both sides. Dr. Lusk then attached the end of the wire to an electric battery and placed a steel plate on the back of the patient. A gentle current of electricity was turned on and the blood slowly co agulated about the coils of gold wire and formed an artificial wall inside the aorta. The current was switched off and no blood came from the punc ture from which the free end of the gold wire protruded. The end was then coiled around the outside wall of the aorta and fastened. The incision was then closed. It is expected that the patient will leave the hospital within ten days. Town Officers and Road Taxes. All town officers elected at annual town meeting are required to qualify within ten days after their notification by the town clerk anyone who voted at the election is presumed to have been notified. Road overseers must file their ac ceptance with the town clerk Any town officer who enters upon the duties of his office before taking the oath required by law shall forfeit to the town the sum of $50. Failure to file oath and bond within the time prescribed by law shall be deemed a refusal to serve. Within 20 days (not later than March 30 this year) after the annual town meeting town boards are re quired to meet and assess the poll tax also the road tax on real and per sonal property. Every male between the ages of 21 and 50 is liable for poll tax. A road tax on real and personal property not exceeding one dollar on each one hundred dollars of assessed value may be levied. Town boards are authorized to levy an additional road, tax, payable in money, over and above the amount voted at town meeting. Here is the language of the statute: "After an annual town meeting has voted the assessment of any road tax, the board may further assess the property of said town not to exceed five mills on the dollar, on the last assessed valuation thereof, and if they so assess they shall certify the same to the auditor for extension and collection, and before the same is col lected they may pledge the credit of the town by issuing town orders, not exceeding the tax so assessed, to the expense of road and bridge work." Hence town boards are authorized and empowered to assess not less than one nor more than four days' labor, a road tax on all real and per sonal property not exceeding one dol lar on each hundred dollars assessed value, payable in labor at the option of the taxpayer, and in addition five mills on tiie dollar on the assessed valuation payable in money same as other taxes. Hospital for White Earth As a result of the Graham com mittee's exposure of the prevalence of tuberculosis and trachoma among the Indians on the White Earth reserva tion Commissioner "Valentine has ordered that a $20,000 hospital be built at that place without delay. The hospital will accommodate 60 patients. An appropriation for such a hospital was made late in 1910 and plans prepared, but the project lapsed for the lack of money available. The construction division of the Indian bureau has been directed to abandon some of the work on other reserva tions, for which allotments from the government aporopriation for agency and school buildings had been made, and use the money for the White Earth hospital. The money will* not come out of Chippewa funds. Hon Oar S Hall Wrongly Accused Hon. Dar S. Hall has been accused of inefficiency and wasting govern ment funds in the removal of Mille Lacs Indiaus to the White Earth reservation. The accusation is un founded. Mr. Hall used every effort to carry out his instructions and ac complished as much as any man could un#er the circumstances. In an inter view published in the Pioneer Press Mr. Hall is quoted as saying. I entered the service in 1909 for the purpose of moving the Indians from the Mille Lacs reservation to the other reservations. I was not in the service two years, but only one year and eight months. In that time I moved 200 Indians from the Mille Lacs reservation. The government in that time paid me only $9,500 for the ex penses of transferring the Indians, for supplies and other expenses. When I resigned I returned to the Federal government about $500. So, instead of moving fifty Indians at a cost of $83,000, I moved 200 at a cost of less than $10,000, including my salary for the period." Positively the Last Word. The Union is in receipt of a lengthy communication relative to village affairs which we respectfully decline to publish. Election is over and there is nothing to be gained by a prolonged discussion of what is passed. Boiled down, the sum and substance of our correspondent's effusion amounts to this: He claims, and the records sustain his conten tion, that the old councilthe Ferrell councilin 1910 levied a tax of $6,000, $2,000 more than had ever before been levied in any previous year, and that the Pennison council had the benefit of the 1910 tax levy hence he asserts that, had it not been for the extra $2,000 levied in 1910 the net indebted ness of the vilage would have been in creased to $3,772.72 this year instead of $1,772.72, as set forth in the Union. If the total tax levied in 1910 had been collected our corre spondent would be correot. But the published statements show that the receipts for the year ending March 1, 1912, were $1,854.92 greater than the receipts for the year ending March 1, 1911, hence if the increase in taxes is taken into consideration, the net in debtedness of the village was in creased during the year ending March 1, 1912, $3,582.64, and not $3,772.72 as our correspondent claims. Patent Editorials. Some of the newspapers of Minne sota must be edited by the same in dividual, for on several occasions re cently we have noticed that papers published on the same day in different localities contain the same identical editorials. For instance, here is an editorial entitled "St. Patrick's Day" which appeared in three papers that came to our notice last Fridaythe article is clipped from the Inter-Lake Tribune, published at Browns Valley, in Traverse county: ST. PATRICK'S DAT. St. Patrjck is a character so over flowing with optimism and good humor that he commands a general interest to an extent rare with any racial hero. Protestants frequently show a friendly sympathy by wearing the bit of green, and they might well also learn something of the traditions of the day. Patrick kindles the enthusiasm of every Irishman, perhaps for one reason because of a dauntless cour age that is very typical of the race. Traditions say that in Patrick's day the idol Cromcruach was worshiped by King Tigernas and his nobles and people, with the highest veneration. Yet disregarding pains and penalties of courts and kings, Patrick lifted up his staff when approaching the image of gold and silver, and commanded the devil to come out of him. Thereupon the image fell over, and twelve smaller idols were swallowed up in the earth. And so in after years, the genius of the Irish race has never stopped to count the cost of defiance to po tentates or enemies. The rolls of our soldiers have always been thickly strewed with Irish names, and no strain of blood can be found -more largely in the American National Guard or the regular army and navy today. Rev, Lundquist Goes To Isanti. Rev. August Lundquist, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran churches of Princeton, Greenbush and Livonia, will leave here on April 1 to take charge of the Isanti church and two other congregations in the outlying district. It is with a feeling of regret that his parishioners acd the com munity at large learn of his intention to make a change. Rev. Lundquist has lived in Princeton four years and during that time has made many friends who wish him success in his new field of labor. He will be suc ceeded by a graduate of the Rock Island, 111., seminary, who has not yet been ordained. Hill to Finance Test Farms James J. Hill proposes to finance from 300 to 500 test farms of from three to five acres each in the state. Each farmer will be furnished free seed, will be paid for the work he does on the demonstration plot, will be paid a rental of $8 for the use of the land and will be allowed the crops. In return, however, the farmer must co-operate with Mr. Hill and the experts to be sent out by him. The crops grown will be decided in con ference with the farmers interested and will answer to the needs of the community. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1912. SOCIAL GATHERINGS Old Timers Assemble at firs. Mary Rines' and Organize Girls of the Sixties" Club. "Cut-Up" Club Celebrates Wooden Wedding of fir. and firs. Plaas and Heine is a Suspect. The*' third meeting of the "early timers" of Princeton was held last Saturday at the home of Mr. Mary Rines. As it was the eve of St. Patrick's birthday, the hostess had planned refreshments and arranged her table in a manner to symbolize the day, and as a surprise to her guests. That it was a success, both as being unexpected and from an artistic point of view, was fully at tested by the cries of surprise and ad miration which escaped the lips of the company as they entered the dining room, A harp was suspended above the center of the table and festoons of green and silver were draped from this point and carried to the four corners of the snowy cover, finishing there in graceful loops and ends. A large shamrock plant occupied the table's center, reposing upon a broad band of green which extended to the sides. Pretty little green dishes filled with candies and displaying the flag of Erin were placed at intervals and sprigs of green adorned the cakes, the sandwiches and, indeed, were in evidence everywhere. The salad, too, was served upon leaves of lettuce, and the bon-bon dishes were made to represent large leaves of the sham rock. The place cards, with the names of each guest beautifully executed by hand, were tinted in green and painted with designs typical of the Emerald Isle, and these, as well as the "sweet" little pig which poised upon the-rrim of eadh glass, were eagerly appropriated and will be long treasured by those for whom intended. A pleasant hour was spent over the dainty refreshments, and before adjourning the company organized themselves into a "society" and bestowed upon themselves a name: "The Girls of the Sixties." It was also decided that a meeting should be held once each month, and the members are already looking forward to their next gathering with pleasant anticipation Lld Heine Dope the Salad? Friday was Mr. and Mrs. Henry Plass' wooden wedding anniversary, and the occasion was duly celebrated by the members of the "cut-up" club, who assembled at the apothecary's home for that especial purpose. As is customary upon such occasions, card playing and feasting constituted the principal features of the celebra tion, but there were little side issues which added largely to the merriment. For instance, Heine Plass danced a Holland jig in a pair of wooden shoes which he brought from the old country and, in endeavoring to perform the "tulip twist," slipped and fell, his abnormal nasal protuberance narrow ly escaping coming into contact with the punch bowl. Then Ira Stanley sang, "When the Frost is on the Pumpkin," or rather sang one verse of it, when he was ruled out of order by Toastmaster Tom Kaliher and jerked into his seat by Frank Gould ing. Doc McRae then asked per mission to speak on "The Teeth of the Ancient Egyptians Found in the Pyramids," but was very properly re fused and had to content himself with singing a solo, "Baby's Cut An other Tooth." O. B. Randall, it seems, monkeyed with the toast master's chair by attaching an electric wire thereto and, just as Tom was raising a goblet of sherbet to his lipsduring Lent Tom never drinks coffeethe current was turned on and the table almost upset. Tom jumped four feet into the air. Mrs. Plass provided an excellent supper and, among other things, there was a liberal supply of chicken salad. All the guests, with the excep tion of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kaliher, partook of a quantity of this delicacy and later wished they had not, for, it is alleged, Heine Plass, who is a skill ful compounder of harmless medi cines, secretly doctored the salad. But then it was merely a joke and no one suffered any ill effects therefrom. Those present at the celebration were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stark, Mr. and Mrs. Ira G. Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keith, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Avery, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kaliher, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gould ing, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Plass, Mr. and Mrs. George Ross, Dr. and Mrs. D. A. McRae, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Caley and Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Randall. Albert Eugene Clough On the afternoon of the 14th inst., at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Swanbro in this village, death ended Albert Eugene Clough's sufferings. He had been ailing for about six weeks and had come up from Spencer Brook to reside with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Swanbro, where he could receive constant medical attention. Dr. H. C. Cooney, the attending physician, was unremitting in the care and attention he bestowed upon Mr. Clough, but for several weeks past entertained no hope of his recovery, as the ailment from which he suffered cancer of the stomachwas incur able. A post mortem examination re vealed the correctness of Dr. Cooney's diagnosis. The funeral, which was held from the family residence at Spencer Brook, Sunday afternoon, was large ly attended notwithstanding the fear ful condition of the roads. The ser vices at the residence were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Service of the Prince ton M. E. church, and a large delega tion of Odd Fellows from the Prince ton lodge, of which the deceased was an honored member, was present and participated in the solemn exercises. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. The interment was in the Nicholas cemetery. Albert Eugene Clough was a full brother of ex-Governor Clough, now of Everett, Wash., and was born at Lyme, N. H., July 25, 1850. He came to Minnesota with the family in 1859. In 1875 Mr. Clough went to the Pacific coast and was married to Miss Ida Harris at Palouse, Wash., in 1881. He returned to Spencer Brook in 1885 and resided on the old Clough home stead until his recent illness. He is survived by a son and daughter, Lawrence Clough and Mrs. Wm. Swanbrohis wife preceded him to the other shore a few years ago. Gene Clough, as he was familiarly known to all his friends and acquain tances, was a plain, unassuming man who attended strictly to his own affairs he was a kind and accom modating neighbor, and had the respect and esteem of all who knew him, and he had not an enemy in the world. What higher tribute could be paid bis memory? Democratic htnte Convention At a meeting of the democratic state committee held in St. Paul, Tuesday, the date of holding the state conven tion to elect delegates to the demo cratic national convention was fixed for Thursday, June 6, and Duluth the place of meeting. A motion for a presidential preferential primary was voted down. Owing to Frank Day's removal to Montana there was a vacancy in the chairmanship of the state committee, and D. D. Daly was elected to succeed Day. The state convention will be com posed of 1,039 delegates of which Mille Lacs will have 5, Sherburne 5, Isanti 6, Anoka 7, Benton 8, Kanabec 4, Aitkin 5. A resolution favoring the abolition of the "unit rule" in the state conven tion was unanimously adopted. That means that the committee goes on record as favoring each individual delegate voicing his own sentiments in the convention regardless of in structions given by county conven tions to vote as a unit. mercantile House Changes Hands O. B. Newton has closed a deal with F. T. Kettelhodt by which he becomes the proprietor of the mercantile house which has been so successfully oper ated by Mr. Kettelhodt in Princeton for many years. An invoice of the stock is now being taken, and when completed Mr. Newton will enter into possession. Like Mr. Kettelhodt, Mr. Newton is a good business man, and will doubtless make a success of the venture. Mr. Kettelhodt has not yet decided where he will locate, but intends to move to some milder climate in an effort to benefit the condition of his wife's health. Cordiner's Garage Open for Business Wm. Cordiner's garage, equipped with apparatus for executing all sorts of work on automobiles, is now open for business. Joseph Cromoton, an expert mechanic, has been employed by Mr. Cordiner to work in the garage, and a number of machines are now being overhauled. First olass work is guaranteed at this establishment and charges therefor will be nominal. Don't Throw Your Money Away. If you want to save money go to Wm. Neely's harness shop for every thing you need in the horse furnishing line. All goods guaranteed at this well-known establishment. Don't let people cajole you into believing tbat a factory-made harness is made by VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 13 hand. I carry both factory and hand-made harness and will show and explain to you the difference. Don't miss the reduction sale which, will begin in my store on Saturday next, March 16, and last two weeks. During that time a discount of 10 per cent will be given on all cash -pur chases. Wm. Neely, 13-2tc The Harness Man. La Follette's Majority 20,000 Special to Union. St. Paul, Minn., March 21.LaFol-, lette's majority in North Dakota may reach 20,000. It was a sweeping vic tory for the Wisconsin senator. La Follette men are planning on a vigorous campaign in Minnesota and claim that they will carry the state for him. Roosevelt supporters greatly disappointed and discouraged. VAN DAL. High School Minstrel Snow The high school pupils, assisted by pupils from Miss Huse's room, will give an evening entertainment in Brands' opera house on Thursday evening, March 28. Since this enter tainment is to be given oril a school night it will begin promptly at 8 o'clock, and all are urged to be present at that time. The admission will be 15 cents for school children and 25 cents for others. Reserved seats may be had by paying 10 cents extra. Tickets on sale at Avery's clothing store beginning Monday, March 25. All who enjoy a minstrel show full of fun and repartee are in vited to be present. The same enter tainment will be repeated on Satur day afternoon, March 30, at 2:30 sharp, and the same prices will be charged. Hereunder is given the program: PART I Plantation Melodies Princeton Orchestia Son S All de Coons Gagss, Funny Stories, etc FunnydFolks Son Cullu Gal Razor Episode Mutt and Jeff Chicken Reel. Princeton Orchestra PART IIPOTPOURRI Specialties Mutt Jeff Likewise Lullaby Ten Little Ooons Oration Mutt, Likewise Jeff Musical Stunts Clumsy Clodhoppers Sunflower Song. .Twelve Little Coons You Gotta Quit Kicking My Dawg Aroun' Mutt, Jeff and Others Song aud Dance Snowball Family PART III Farce Entitled "Obstinacy An Able Lecturer. Rev. Dr. Jordan, who lectures at the Methodist church next Wednesday evening, is very highly spoken cf by the press of the country. From a score or more notices, all eulogistic, we reproduce the following: Much was expected of Dr. Jordan's lecture, but more was received. It was a rare combination of humor and pathos, wit and logic. As a story teller Mr. Jordan is inimitable his power of description is wonderful. It was unquestionably one of the finest lectures ever delivered from a western platform.Hot Springs Star. An Isanti County Candidate. Mr. Emanuel Yngve of Cambridge announces that be will be a candidate for superintendent of schools of Isanti county next fall. Mr. Yngve is well qualified for the position, has many friends all over the county and he will stand an excellent chance of being elected. Moving Picture Show This Week. Tomorrow and Saturday evenings exhibitions of motion pictures will be given at Brands' opera house and the subjects will be catchy and right up to date. Every subject is interesting and everyone cannot fail to enjoy the entertainments. Keller and Bremer H. P. Keller was renominated for mayor of St. Paul on Tuesday by the republicans while Otto Bremer was nominated by the democrats. The contest for the office promises to be a lively one. Fine Farm Alares. I have a carload of farm horses for sale at Wresch's barn. They are mostly mares and will be sold either for cash or on time. 13-tfc Frank Henschel. AT NORTHWE8TEBN HOSPITAL. Mrs. Nels Venad, who was in the hospital for medical treatment, has returned to her home. Mrs. Joseph Payette is in the hos pital for medical treatment. Lloyd Hamilton, the big toe of whose right foot it was necessary to amputate in consequence of its being frozen, is getting well. A son was bora to Mrs. John Briggs at the hospital on March 15. Orin Hamilton is at the hospital suffering from an attack of pneu monia. David Looney has returned to bis home and also Mrs. Lars Nelson. Alex Flennoy, the young man whose rigbt arm was amputated, has' been discharged from the hospital.