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THE COUNTY FAIR Over $1,500 Will Be Offered in Pre- miums to Exhibitors of Live Stock and Farm Products. Special Premiums for Town Exhibits A Liberal Sum Will Be Pro- vided for Entertainments. The premium list foi the twenty iust annual fair of the Mille Count\ Agricultuial society is now in the hands of the punter. More and laiger piemmms aie offered than Lac befoie. The buildings ever befoie Th buildings and giounds will be in fine condition. Theie will be plentj of room foi all exhibitois and ample accommoda tions foi all i stock. The new barns erected this ear will caie for at least 100 head of lhe stock more than could be cared for last vear. The race track has also been greatly impio\ed this year. Farmeis and gardeners who intend to exhibit their products are re quested to save samples of theii giains and grasses now. Commence saving the best of everything now. This ear $135 will be set aside for the best township exhibits of agri cultural pioducts. All the towns of Mille Lacs countv can compete also the towns of Dalbo, Wyanett, Spencer Brook, Stanford, Bradford, Spring Vale and Maple Kidge of Isanti countv Santiago, Blue Hill, Baldwin, Orrock and Livonia of Sheiburne: and Glendoiado, May wood and Granite Ledge of Benton count\. Prizes will be awarded as follows Town making the best ex hibit ^50, 2nd $30, 3id $25, 4th $20, fifth $15 Awaids to be di\ided be tween paities making exhibits. It is hoped that at least hve towns will compete. Special prizes to the amount of $75 will also be offered to bo\s and girls undei 16 \eais of age for the best products laised or made by them sehes and competition will be open to all the bovs and girls of Mille Lacs count\ a^ well as those of the towns abo\e mentioned in the counties of Isanti, Sherburne and Benton The management aUo intends to make hbeial proMsion for sports and enteitamment and if possible some fust-class speakeis will be secured If the weathei is fa\orable the twent\-nrst annual fair of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural society will be the best and most successful e\er held in noithern Minnesota In tact it will be second to no county fan held in the state Mrs. Michael Lynch Dead. At the ripe old age of 90, Mrs Michael L\nch passed awav at her home Glendorado earlv Tuesday morning. Mrs Lynch was born in Cork count\, Ireland, in 1822. She first settled in Nova Scotia, then came to St Paul and for a time the famih resided at Elk River, and later located in Benton county, where Mr. Lvnch purchased a 300- acre farm Michael Lynch, sr., died several veais ago. Four daughteis and three sons survive, namely: Mrs. Geoige H. Overbeck, Mrs. Seb. Reichert and John Lynch of St. Cloud. Peter L} nch of Foreston Miss Lnc and Michael J. Lnc of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Joseph Tracy of Parent, Benton countv. One daughter, Mrs. Nick Kramer of St Cloud, died some years ago The surviving grandchil dren and great grandchildren num ber about 80. Mrs. Lynch was a motherlv old lady and was beloved by all her family and by everyone who knew her. The Banner Creamery Town. Mr. Richard Hamer, president of the Farmers' Creamery of Milaca. Isanti county. town Monday Union office. was at the court house Monday. He Methodist parsonage by Rev. E. informed the Union representative that one daj last week 95 tubs, al most three tons, of butter, was turned out at the Farmers' cream erv. The other creamery at Milaca is also doing a lushing business. It should be lemembered that there is a creamer} at Foreston, two. miles west ol Milaca, one at Bock, tour miles east, and one at Pease, five miles south Milaca is among the bannei cieameij towns of the state. Mi Hamer is an enthusiastic cream el man and a staunch advocate road-impiov ement of A Good Roads Advocate. It is a pleasure to meet and con \erse with such an earnest and in telllgent advocate of good roads Mi C. F. W. Knenke of Dalbo Mr. Knenke was and called at the He says he has a in erm&j talked with many farmers in his vicinity with reference to the one mill road tax amendment and he has yet to find the first man who is op posed to it. Mr. Krienke is of the opinion that there should be a good highway between Cambridge and Piinceton, also another good road limning north and south through the center of Isanti county. He thinks that it is better to build one mile of real good road than to par tially improve several miles, and that when a piece of good road is to keep it in good Knenke is doinar sinaiv condition. Mr excellent mis cause of better work in the public highways. Joseph John McCardy. Joseph John McCardy, for seveial veais cit} conti oiler of St. Paul, died in a sleeping cai on a tiain near Lexington, Ky., last week. Several ears ago he left St. Paul and lo cated at Silver City, N. M.. in the hope of bettering his health. He was on his way to Lexington, Ky., to visit his nieces when his death occurred. Mr. McCardy was a native of Ken tucky and served in the Union army during the war. After the war he came to St. Paul, and in 1892 was elected controller of that city. He discharged the duties of that onerous position so efficiently that he was re elected several times in succession and he rendered inestimable services to the city. Afterwards he was auditor of the postofhce department at Washington. As a soldier and an official Joseph J. McCardy per formed everj duty imposed upon him fearlesslv and conscientious!}. Princeton Town Roads. Considerable work has blen done on the roads in the eastern end of Princeton township this season. The cross road running east from the Bogus Brook road to the German M. E church has been graded a gener ous width but the center of the same should be smoothed down. A few applications of the split-log drag would accomplish wonders on that piece of road The stietch of the Bogus Biook road that was gravel surfaced last season needs patching up places. The best road in the woild will deterioiate unless it re ceives a little caie and attention. The sides of the lock-sui faced road waj on the Coates hill have com menced to wash out in places. A little repan work at the proper time is absolutely necessarv to keep the best of roads in good condition, the whole there is a noticeable prov ement the condition of roads in Princeton town On lm- the Village Council. The village council met in regular se&sion on Tuesday evening and dis posed of the following business: Ira G. Stanley and A. M. Davis were appointed judges of election and Grover Umbehocker clerk for the special election of July 11. The saloon license of Andrew Sjo blom was transferred to F. Sjoberg. Three bids were presented for furnishing plank for village bridges, the bidders being Eaton & Goulding, Caley Lumber company and Prince ton Lumber company. The contract was awarded to the Caley Lumber company, the bid of this concern being the lowest$25.20 per 1,000 feet of No. 1 fir. M. J. Brands and Mr. Milbrath appeared before the council and asked that a cement sidewalk be ordered put in between the creamery and Brands' corner. They were told that upon the presentation of the proper petition the council would act on the matter. Charley Harmon Harried. Chas. R. Harmon and Miss Verna Townsend. werH married at the B. Service on Monday evening at 8 o'clock. The bride, who wore a white embroidered dress and carried white loses, was attended by Miss Helen Bigelow, and the groom by Dallas Starff. Mrs. E. B. Seivice and Miss Mary Markfoit were also present at the ceiemonv. Mr. and Mis. Harmon will live at the home of the groom's mother in this vil lage. The Union extends to them its congratulations. ifx. JL VV llOcilU yvHi in HiTil PIT QT Comes From Washington for Operation. P. A. Claike of Linden. Wash., arrived here this week and proceeded to the Northwestern hospital for the purpose of having a large goitre re moved. The ha attained such proportiongrowtt tha thed breathing during,, Friday Tig of the patient had become ob structed. Dr. Cooney removed the goitre yesterday morning and Mr. Clarke is doing nicely^ day of This Week. Taxes Voted, Petitions Heard and Other Business Which Came Before Board Considered. The Mille Lacs county board of constructed provision should be made commissioners met at the court settlement aggregates $69,658.44 house on Monday in semi-annual session and adjourned on Tuesday evening Among the business dis posed of was the following: Petition ot Hannah Crozier set off fiom school district 14 Good Roads Bring Desirable Settlers. Illustrative of how good roads im press home-seekers: County Com missioner Sholin tells of two strangers from Illinois who stopped off at Milaca last week in quest of land. Mr. Allen of the First Na tional bank took the Illinois men around in his automobile to show them the country. A force of men were at work constructing a four mile stretch of road in Page, The strangers were so favorably im pressed with what they saw, especi ally the road-improvement, that one of them purchased 160 acres and the other 240 acres adjoining the road and will move here with their families. Stricken With Paralysis. On Friday evening at about 7 o'clock Mrs. Solomon Long received a stroke of paralysis which rendered her entire left side, from the shoulders to the foot, useless and, to add to the intensity of the attack she sustaineh^t a second shock Mrs. Long's condition is critical, but her many friends pray that she may recover. Dr. Cooney physician. is the PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNT*, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1912. THE COUNTY BOARD TAX APPORTIONMENT to to set was presented and August the day of hearing Petition of Jas. Brown to be set off from school district 7, Sher burne count}, to district 1, Mille Lacs county, was presented and August 27 designated as date for hearing upon same. Commissioner Uglem was ap pointed a committee of one to wait upon the state board ol control and consult with said board relative to the buildings at the county poor farm. A petition for the resurv ey of sec tion 33, town of Milo, came up for hearing and, after listening to testi mony of the parties interested, the board decided to grant the petition. The petition of E. E. Price et al., pra} ing foi the formation of a new school district in the town of Onamia, came up for consideration and the board decided to lay the same over temporarily until the written consent of the count} super intendent'could be obtained to a pro posed change of the boundaries from those described in said petition. Later in the daj the written con sent of the superintendent was ob tained to a compromise in the di vision of teintoi} and the petition was granted. A hearing on the petition of Christ Hogan and others for the formation of a new school district in the north central part of Milo township came up and the boaid, after hearing tes timonv for and against the proposi tion, considered the organization of said district impracticable and re jected the petition. A motion prevailed that the poor farm committee make arrangements foi providing a burial ground at the poor tarm for count} charges and make a contiact with some suitable undertaker for the interment of such county charges August 27 was fixed as the date upon which to hear the school peti tion of Louis Generous, who asks to be set off from district 36 to 4. William Skrentney's petition, ask ing to be set off from school district 7, in Sherburne county, to district 1, Mille Lacs count}, was heard and the prayer granted. The following taxes were voted: Count} revenue, $12,800 county poor, $2,000 county poor farm, $4,200 road and bridge, $5,000total $24,000. Five miles of road running east and west in the southern part of the town of Milo were designated as a state highway. A steel bridge will ultimately be erected over Estes Brook, near the Milo cemetery, on this road. A resolution was passed providing for a loan from the state to take up outstanding warrants on ditch No. 8 in Isle Harbor and South Harbor probably amounting to $4,500. Semi-Annual Meeting Held at Court The June Settlement for County of also did good work, being ably House on flonday and Tues- ilille Lacs as Computed by the Treasurer and Anditor. Settlement Aggregates $69,658.44, of Which School Districts of the County Get $25,069.75. The tax apportionment of the June Of this sum $5,164.31 is apportioned to the state, $17,127.91 to the county, and $18,321.13 to the town funds. To the village of Princeton is appor tioned $1,737.60, to the village of Milaca $2,231.31, and to the village as of Onamia $6.49,w hile the school dis trict distribution aggregates $24,- 41814 and the farm school tax $651.61. The details of the distribu tion are given hereunder. STATE TAXES $3496 85 1667 46 Revenue. School Total... State Loan Rev- enue 148 88 139 92 165 85 44 71 157 78 273% 81 71 138 96 125 34 400 7.3 211 05 137 98 123 25 Bogus Brook Borgholm East Side Greeabusli Hayland Isle Harbor Kathio Milo Milaca Onamia Page 4 Pr'nceton'1c $473 25 Isle Harbcf and 8106 37 township Bridge 374 72 686 98 392 68 433 15 961 09 1814 08 290 74 709 26 607 33 674 90 429 20 808 01 479 27 200 34 399 11 27 58 4 85 014 29 348 24 Sojth Harbor up 05 $2067 71 2150 11 Total townihip taxes This tota 107 56 14 13 19 11 43 59 57 29 53 Totals ?507 57 8b61 41 5319 45 $18321 13 includes town of Boteus Brook 14 for Jilding tax in $3 40 for thistle tax in $3 59 for thistle tax in Kathio for bonds and interest in Milaca SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES State One mill 8243 36 20 34 34 72 28 70 15 63 14 42 13 62 13 23 14 69 8 38 18 78 10 33 83 57 57 55 44 45 48 40 34 58 93 02 22 69 16 39 13 39 81 05 15 86 4 67 48 37 No of Dist 1 2 3 4 5 Loan Special 54154 32 171 11 347 17 644 68 238 78 104 65 219 17 138 20 374 98 104 31 253 42 247 83 2881 20 719 97 184 22 712 08 221 55 1003 48 232 90 387 48 J38 47 582 25 325 48 81405 03 54 62 6 77 5 92 102 07 91 40 48 87 147 08 26 79 181 03 Building 8154 46 99 36 9 31 42 33 41 46 43 552 43 168 30 815 75 212 23 158 85 57 67 255 60 93 11 782 17 1422 97 127 58 182 83 171 40 219 64 498 33 13 44 75 10 11 17 12 76 9 01 11 86 9.19 9161 67 48 953 7 41 9 00 22 00 79 96 67 57 76 54 44 99 3 45 2 63 81348 88 820166 43 $345 70 Total suool district taxes $24,418 14 This tota includes bonds and interest in dis trict 13 of i 14 90. in district 15 of 821 2b, and in district I of 83 40 Farm schos tax $651 61 Total stttlement 869,658 44 Cr vn Defeats Song Siding. The own ball team under the leadersh of Fred Lemke traveled to Long- Sic ng on July 4, and annexed another fictory, defeating the team represen 10 to 8. the star their op 4ng was out, hcvever, while Crc innings. mg that place by a score of Crown took the lead from and for six innings held onents scoreless. Long Sid letermined not to be shut and took a brace, own slowed up for a few Long Siding made a bid for the |ame in the last half of the ninth nning. With two men on bases ai I two out the Long Siding batter ove one to deep centerfleld, but thi ball was gathered in by Chapmai, one of Crown's star attending fielders, and the side was retired, -^^j^ McKefneyandAngstman did the heavy work for Crown and performed in a creditable manner. Leander was on the mound for the losers and Crown L. Angstman McKenney McCracKen A Angstman Angstman W Walker, captain, S Shaw Chapman Lemke 15164 31 COUNTY TAXES Revenue $6730 10 Revenue, (re-surveys) 908 72 Revenue, of penalty inter est and cost) 528 77 Current School (y2 of penalty interest and cost) 528 76 Staje Loan (countv) 1155 75 State Loan (ditches) 172 37 County Poor 1643 22 Poor Farm 1524 05 Road and Bridge 2633 23 Collections- Ditch No Ditch No Ditch No Ditch No Ditch No Ditch No DitOfl No Ditch No 1 201 53 2 100 97 3 170 19 4 425 80 5 120 16 0 60 84 7 7 42 8 221 03 Total $17127 91 VILLAGE TAXES PRINCETON $785 33 Revenue Road and bridge State loan Special Bonds and Interest 409 77 419 3^ 110 i9 9b 76 1737 60 MILACA Revenue Road and bridge State Loan Special Bonds and interest 81007 04 324 9o 219 42 77 54 702 36 8 2231 31 ONAMIA Re jeuue $0 43 8 6 49 83975 34 TOWN TAXES .dS* Road and Del Land Road 96 22 149 13 298 25 93 52 918 47 6fa8 16 249 15 318 60 240 IS 1229 45 831 37 183 57 243 42 as sisted by Bartelt behind the bat. Crown's second victory over the Long\ Siding aggregation stamps them as a ball team of merit, as Long Siding has a strong team. Crown has a well-balanced team this year, an exceptionally strong out field, and as speedy an infield as can be found. These same teams will meet at Green lake on Sunday, July 21, and the game will certainly be worth witnessing, as Long Siding will be out to take one game of the series and Crown will strive to win another victory. The two teams line up as follows: Long Siding Bartelt Leander Peterson Larson Shaw Egge Johnson Pohl Olson lb 2b ss 3b rf cf if Crown Wins Again. Crown won another victory last Sunday when they defeated the Twin Lakes team by a score of 12 to 8. McKenney was on the mound for Crown for the first six innings but in consequence of a lame arm was re lieved by Al Angstman, who allowed but one hit and blanked his oppon ents for the balance of the game. L. Angstman was behind the bat and caught his usual good game. The feature of the game as the heavy flitting of the Crown aggrega tion. Walker, F. Angstman, Chap man and McCracken all hit out two baggers at opportune times. Sam Shaw and Kay McKenney covered themselves with glory by each pound ing out a home run Long Siding Win s. Long Siding defeated Estes Brook last Sunday by a score of 11 to 8 in an interesting exhibition of the national game. Leander and John son were in the points for the win ners and did good work. Hahorson and Crook did the heavy work for the losers and also did well. The feature of the game was the enthusiastic rooting of the leather lunged fans from Estes Brook. Princeton Tennis Club. The club met last evening and levied an additional assessment of one dollar. This makes the mem bership fee three dollars, which was necessary in order to meet ,the ex pense of constructing the courts. The following schedule was drawn up, to take effect on July 14 NightsMonday, Wednesday and Friday. McDonell, W. Roos, A. Eoos, Evens, Mark, Twigg, Buck and Carr. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: Berg, Malmrose, Eisner, Michaelson, Ross, Davis, Grlerson and Sandbo. MorningsChester Cooney and Donald Rawn. 1 Afternoons, 3 to 4 o'clockG. R. Petterson, S. Petterson, H. Caley and T. Caley 4 to 5Umbehocker, Ferrell, Small and R. Berg 5 to 6 Doane, Skahen, Craig and Jack. Members desirous of changing their scheduled time should report the same to the committee. The club .plans to give a benefit dance in the near future. The officers of the club are: W. C. Roos, president D. V. McDonell, vice president A. G. Roos, secre tary-treasurer. Electric Line to Anoka. I begins to look as if there would be an electric railway line between Minneapolis and Anoka via Fridley and Coon Creek. The contract has been let for grading and surveying the road and the work is to be com pleted by October 1. The chief backer'of the project is Hon. E. G. Potter, former state senator from Minneapolis. The time will come when Mille Lacs lake and the Twin Cities will be connected by an electric railway via Milaca, Prince ton, Spencer Brook, St. Francis and Anoka, and such a line would be a paying proposition from the start. Village Commission Meets. The light, power and building commission met on -Friday evening, audited a number of bills and in creased the price for recharging elec trical batteries form 25 to 50 cents. All members of the commission were present. Neff Advises Thusly: When you come to vote for govern or at the primary vote for only one man. Have no second choice in the matter. The second choice business was a trick of the. politicians. Vote for only one.Lake Crystal Union. VOLUME XXXTI. NO. 29 KILLED ^RUNAWAY! Mrs. If. Ayers and Daughter Lose* Lives When Team Runs Away and Collides With Tree. Girl's Neck is Broken and Her Mother Dies Later From Internal In- juries She Sustained. A very tragic and sad event oc curred in the hamlet of Wahkon on Saturday evening at 6 o'clock, when Mrs. Herbert Ajers and her 11-year- old daughter lost their lives in a runaway accident. The details of the unfortunate affair, so far as we ha\e been able to ascertain, are as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Ajers, with their daughter, a son 6 \ears old and a baby, had been visiting at Isle and, upon their return stopped the team, attached to a two-seated buggy, which they had been driving, in front of their home for the purpose of alighting. Taking the baby in his arms, Mr. Ayers stepped from the vehicle and the boy followed him. Mrs. Ayers then reached for a couple of pails of strawberries which were in the rig, with the intention of also alighting, when the horses ran off at full gallop toward their stable, which is located a few rods distant from the Ayers' home around a sharp curve. In rounding this curve the horsesalthough they ap parently tried to avoid itran into a big tree which stood near the side walk, or, rather, one on each side of it. This brought the buggy, which was spinning along on two wheels, and its occupants directly in contact with the tree, and the result of the collision proved tragic indeed. The little girl's neck was broken, killing her instantly, and Mrs. A3 ers, who, with her daughter, was thrown from the rig, received internar injuries from which she afterward died. The buggy was demolished. Mother and child were convejed to their home and Dr. Swennes sum moned, who did all in his power to alle\ iate the suffering of Mrs. Ayers, but saw that there was no possible hope of saving her life. Determined to leave nothing undone an effort to save his wife's lite, Mr. Ayers summoned Dr. Coonej, and the doc tor reached Wahkon early Sunday morning. He performed an explora tory operation and found that the gall bladder had been ruptured and that there was internal hemorrhage caused by other injuries. He in serted a drainage tube *and shortly after the operation the patient, who was rendered unconscious by the ac cident, regained consciousness and conversed with the doctor. Dr. Cooney saw that the case was hope less and could give no encouragement to the husband. Mrs. Ayers passed away at noon on Sunday, aged 34 years. Mr. Ayeis had driven the runaway, horses manj a time and knew them to be gentle, knew that they would stand without hitching, and that was the reason he did not tie them upon this occasion. It is suppposed that the team became frightened from the clinking together of the strawberry pails when Mrs. Ayers took them from beneath the seat of the buggy. As to the force of the impact an idea may be obtained from the fact that pieces of straw from the hat which the little girl wore were driven into the bark of the tree with which she collided. The sympathy of the people of Mille Lacs county goes out to Mr. Ayers and the children who have been rendered motherless by this sad accident. The Fourth of July. There was practically no celebra tion of the Fourth In the village of Princeton. A few small boys burned up a hundred or more bunches of firecrackers and a number of roman candles and skyrockets, and a dozen OT so small flags were displayed, but, aside from this, there was no demon stration of partiotism. Long Siding, Estes Brook and a few other places in the surrounding territory observed the Fourth, but none of them approached in noise and brilliancy the old-time celebrations. The Law Supplement. This week's Union contains the law supplement of the special session of the legislatureevery law enacted at that session will be found therein. Voters should' read carefully the* state-wide primary law and thus be come acquainted with its require-* mentsthe new method which will go into effect at the next election. The supplement throughout makes "f interesting reading. 4^