B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
cause of better
work in the
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
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
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
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
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
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
condition is critical, but her many
friends pray that she may recover.
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNT*, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1912.
THE COUNTY BOARD TAX APPORTIONMENT
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Borgholm East Side
Kathio Milo Milaca
Onamia Page 4
and 8106 37
Sojth Harbor up 05
$2067 71 2150 11
Total townihip taxes
57 29 53
Totals ?507 57
8b61 41 5319 45
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
1 2 3
Loan Special 54154 32
9161 67 48
953 7 41
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
10 to 8.
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
W Walker, captain,
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
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
Road and bridge
Special Bonds and Interest
Revenue Road and bridge
Special Bonds and interest
8 2231 31
Re jeuue $0 43
8 6 49
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
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
The two teams line up as follows:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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