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DIRECTORS^MEETING mile Lacs County Agricultural Society Directors Hold Business Ses- sion and Audit Bills. Next Year Premium List Will Be Is- sued Early in the Spring and Larger Awards Offered. A meeting of the directors of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural soci ety va held at the secretary's office Tuesday afternoon. Those present were: Andrew Bryson, president Frank Goulding, A ice president: C. A. Jack, treasurer: Ira G. Stanley, secretary: also the following direc- torsJ. A. Allen, Milaca Nels M. Peterson, Borgholm: Dan Sundberg, Milo: Peter Jensen, Bogus Brook Ole H. Uglera, Greenbush: George Schmidt, Princeton town and S. S. Petterson, J. J. Skahen and R. C. Dunn of Princeton village. The affairs of the society were discussed, bills to the amount of 61.200 were audited and allowed, provision was made to secure a tem porary loan until the state appropri ation becomes available, and by a unanimous vote ?100 was appropriat ed to the secretary, as a partial com pensation for his services to the soci ety during the past five years. If the finances of the society permitted a larger compensation would have been willingly voted the secretary, for certainly he has performed the arduous duties imposed upon him in a highly satisfactory manner. Each and every member present expressed himself as pleased with this year's fair and with the perma nent improvements that have been made on the grounds, and all were determined on making the 1913 fair a record-breaker. Next year the premium list will be issued early in the spring and, now that the buildings are all completed, larger premiums will be offered than ever before and the list of attrac tions ill also surpass anything that has ever before been offered. There will not be a vacant stall in any of the barns or a square foot of unoc cupied space in any of the buildings nest year. The annual meeting of the society will be held on Tuesday, December 3, at the secretary's office, and every officer and director is expected to be present. At that time the annual report must be made out and for warded to the state auditor, also a copy filed with the register of deeds. The report will show the exact financial condition of the society. B\ the way, not a dollar of the state appropriation can be paid out for any purpose save for premiums to exhib itoisnot one cent can be paid for sports or amusements. The sports and amusements must be cared for from the gate receipts. With am sort oi decent luck the society will. inside of two ^ears, be complete!} out of debt and own its grounds and buildings, worth $12.- 000. Then the premiums can be in creased 100 per cent and the attrac tions in a like ratio. Large Quantities Being Marketed. Growers ha\e taken advantage of the favorable weather to market large quantities of potatoes during the past week and, besides, hundreds of men in this section are busily en gaged in digging tubers. Since the last issue of the Union prices for table stock have ranged from 28 to 35 cents per bushel and for Triumphs from 55 to 60 cents. Shipments have been heavier this week than last as more foreign cars have been available. Something like 60 cars have left this point within the past seven days. From the pres ent outlook it is likely that a greater shortage of cars will prevail this sea son than last, as there is an extraor dinarily heavy demand for the ship ment of wheat from the great north west. Clyde Robideau Weds. Cljde J. Robideau, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Robideau of Greenbush, and Miss Pearl Levi of Le Sueur were married at St.i Henry's church, Le Sueur, on Mon day morning. Rev. Vanderlanga conducted the ceremony and cele brated the nuptial high mass. Pat rick Hoey was best man and Miss Myrtle Levi bridesmaid, while Miss Vivian Lancaster, a niece of the bride, acted as ring bearer. Nelta Fryeberg and Alice Grimshied, also nieces of the bride, were flower girls. Miss Elizabeth Fitzpatrick played Lohengrin's wedding march and Michael Hunt and Miss Fitzpatrick sang, "Thou Art Always Mine." The bride was gowned in Roman net, trimmed with real Irish lace over a costume of messaline satin and carried American Beauty roses. The bridesmaid's gown was of white lace and she also carried roses. Roses and carnations were placed upon the altar and the church was otherwise prettily decorated. A wedding repast followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents of which about 150 guests partook, and a large number of use ful and costly gifts were bestowed upon the happy young people. On Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Robideau left for Edgerley, N. D., where the groom holds a clerical position and where they expect to make their future home. The Union joins the friends of these popular young people in wish ing them happiness and prosperity throughout life, Jury List. Following is a list of the grand and petit jurors drawn to serve at the November, 1912, term of the district court: GRAND JURORS. David Claggett Princeton Village JohnE. Bleed Milo August Haglund East Side F. A. Lowell Princeton Village Adolph M. Anderson MUaca Village Jerry Timmer Bogus Brook J. A. Jetsinga Milo S. O. Halvorson Town of Milaca Enck Nelson Hayland Louis Rust Town of Princeton Joseph Youngberg Page Carl Tornquist Milo Charles Blocker Princeton Village A.J. Crow Borgnolm James Bracken Greenbush August Elgren Isle Harbor Grant Weatherlv Page Peter Kronstrom Greenbush August Lmd Greenbush R. E. Harrington Onamia William Bergstrom Borgholm Axel A. Anderson Page E. E. Mollan Town of Milaca PETIT JURORS. Claus Rosenberg Milo August Moline Poreston Gustaf Anderson Page FredEckdahl Borgholm William Generous Kathio Daniel Nelson Town of Milaca William Horstman Town of Princeton Frank M.Smith Isle Harbor Royal Berry Town of Princeton Peter Jenson Town of Milaca N. A. Hagstrom Milo August Benson Borgholm George Gerth Town of Princeton Charley G. Carlson Bogus Brook J. P. Brolander Borgholm Harry Bemis Milo E E Price Onamia Luther Jones Greenbush N.Atkinson .Milo W illiam Almquist Borgholm Henry Mohrenwiser South Harbor Gust Renstrom Onamia Nels Benson Milo Alfonso Howard Village of Princeton Republican County Committee. At an adjourned meeting of the county republican nominees held at the auditor's office in the court house Tuesday noon with Mr. Ole H. Uglem as chairman and W. C. Doane as secretary the following republican county committee was chosen for the ensuing two years: First commis sioner district, George I. Staples: second district, Ole H. Uglem third district. Carl Eckdall fourth dis trict, Carl M. Sholin: fifth district, T. E. Potts. At 4:30 p.m. the committee met and organized by choosing Carl M. Sholin as chairman of the county committee, Ole H. Uglem as treasur er, and George I. Staples as secre tary. Several of the nominees handed in contributions to the treasurer. The committee will look after the in terests of the republican nominees for national, state and county offices and will make a particular effort for the adoption of the good roads amend ment. A Correction. Owing to a mix-up in the names the names were on separate slips of paperin awarding the prizes for the best write-up of the county fair Pearl A. Labbissonniere's appeared over the paper that had been pre pared by Lena Stoddard, and Miss Stoddard's name over the paper pre pared by Miss Labbissonniere. The competitors stand in this order: Lena Stoddard, first Nettie Patch in, second and Pearl A. Labbisson niere, third. We regret the mix-up in names, but the tangle has been straightened out and the prizes awarded to the proper parties. Senior Class Entertainment. Miss Harriet Hetland has been se cured by the senior class to give an entertainment at the high school assembly hall on Friday evening, October 11. The entertainment will consist of a dramatic reading en titled, "Polly of the Circus," %j Margaret Mayo, and some musical selections. Miss Hetland is now con sidered one of the best dramatic readers in the northwest, and she needs no introduction to Princeton people. NOW FORJOOTBALL High School Team is Organized and Boys Are Engaged in Strenu-.' ous Daily Practice. W. C. Doane and Joe Porter Have Consented to Coach the Local Tousleheads This Year. The high school boys have organ ized a football team which promises to compare favorably with and, may be, surpass, any team that has ever represented Princeton on the grid iron. It is true that the material is a trifle light and, so far, inexperi enced, but, under the joint coaching of W. C. Doane and Joe Porter, two experienced instructors who have kindly consented to put the boys through a scientific course, the ex pectations are that ere the season is half over the high school eleven will be in the front rank. Every after noon when the weather is propitious the boys engage in strenuous practice and they have demonstrated that they are apt pupils. The first game of the season will be played at the fair grounds next Sat urday afternoon between the high school team and an all-star eleven composed of members of the alumni, second-team boys and a few outsid ers. This contest is intended more as a practice game, but doubtless many spectators will be there to pass opinion upon the new aggregation. On Saturday, October 12, the Prince ton high school team will try issues with the Milaca high school club up on the gridiron of the latter. This will in actuality be the starting game of the season. Assessment Increased. County Auditor Doane on Monday received a phone message from the office of the Minnesota state tax com mission, St. Paul, stating that no one appeared from Mille Lacs county upon the date set for the hearing of the proposed 1912 tax assessment in crease, and that said increase30 per centwas put into effect. The in crease applies to all real estate ex cept that within the four villages of the county. The increase in Kana bec county will probably be 50 per cent. Grimes Declares for Wilson and Eberhart When the "party of progress" be comes a mere advertising agency for anyone, we back off the plank, and take the plank away from the ditch. We destroy the road. We go into the camp of the enemy and surren der "boot and horse." No P. V. Col lins for the News. Roosevelt will suffer thousands of votes b\ the nomination of Mr. Collins. We now turn to Wilson for president, as will hundreds of honest and intelligent voters of Le Sueur county, and thus endeavor to refute the stigma heaped upon the progressives by the action of the committee of "fifty" named to select men for candidates vho all could honor and support. Wilson for president with Eberhart for governor will do for the News.Le Sueur News. Quarterly Report. Report of the earnings and operat ing expenses of the water, light and building commission of the village of Princeton for the months of June, July and August, 1912: INCOME Electric light earnings 81490.64 Water earnings 347 Hydrant rentals 131' Merchandise 739 Gross income. PRINCETON, MILLE LAC8 COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY^ OCTOBER 3, 1912. .$2649 40 OPEBATIHG EXPENSES. Salaries $1108 Station expense 43, Station repairs 33 Insurance 75 Oil and waste 35 Fuel 762 Local freight, drayage and express 44 Interest 9 Secretary's salary and office expenses 88.88 Total electric maintenance 2206 19 CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT. Electric ..$550 15 Labor on construction of new lines as per electrician's book 170 .20 Total construction 720.35 PROPERTY ACCOUNT. Merchandise Tools Total property expense ,.$1037. Rest Room Statement. The Ladies' Rest Room association met on Wednesday afternoon of this week and closed up their affairs for the year. Contributions were report ed of $109.60. Of this $5.00 was paid to^jbhe matron, $4.00 to A. M. Davis for drayage, and $100.60 turned over to the Pair association. The cost of the building was $217, the balance being paid by theJFair association. The list of contributors can be seen at the Union office. Ifjf^ THE COUNTY BOARD Petition to Incorporate Wahkon as a Village is Presented and Peti- tioners' Prayer Granted. Frank Goulding is Appointed Official Abstracter for This County as Provided by Law. The board of county commissioners met in adjourned session on Tuesdav, with all members in attendance, and adojurned the same day. A synopsis of the business disposed of is given below: Commissioners Uglem and Sholin were selected as delegates to the an nual s^tate meeting of county com missioners at Austin October 24 to 27., Five miles of road in the town of Borgholm were designated as a state highway for the purpose of having the same constructed or im proved in accordance with section 9, chapter 163, genreal laws of 1905. A petition signed by more than 25 voters, was presented to the board praying that Wahkon be incorporated as a village. The prayer of the peti tioners was granted and October 26 designated as the day upon which such question shall be voted upon. October 15, 1912, at the home, of Harold Mudgett, was the date set for electing officers for the organiza tion of school district 39. A resolution was passed appointing Frank Goulding official abstracter of and for Mille Lacs county, as pro vided by law, and fixing his bond as such official in the sum of $5,000. It was decided to allow the E. B. Mayo family of Wahkon the sum of $15 per month, county aid, until such time as the order is rescinded by the board. It was moved and carried that County Surveyor R. S. Chapman or der the fabricated iron and steel for the Milo cemetery bridge from the St. Paul Foundry company at the agreed price of $219. County Treasurer Henschel pre sented to the board a list of uncol lected personal property taxes for 19i:bwThe list was carefully exam ined and a number of the delinquents thereon ordered cancelled. The auditing of a large number of bills concluded the v, ork of the ses sion. Laid at Rest. The funeral services over the re mains of Mrs. John C. Hatch at the Congregational church last Thursday afternoon ver largely attended, and Rev. J. O. Fisher delivered a very impressive sermon in which he paid high tribute to the worth of the good old lady whose spirit had been called into the presence of God. The hymns which Mrs. Hatch loved in life were sung by the Congrega tional choir and the floral offerings were many and beautiful. The inter ment was at Oak Knoll, where all that was mortal of this good woman was, laid beside the remains of her husband. Many people from a dis tance were present at the obsequies and her only brother, Edward Hil ton of Minneapolis, was among them. OPINIONS OF EDITORS I 5 His Deadly Work. The primaries are now over. Clear away the underbrush for a big time at the polls in November. Here is where the independent voter gets in his deadly work.Lake Crystal Union. $- Not a Bad Suggestion. The Isanti News favors the passage of a law placing on the non-partisan primary ballot all candidates for county offices, with a final selection of one of the two highest candidates at the November election.Iasnti News. 4- Better Roads Will Make it Greater. Minnesota is a great state, but in many parts of it the matter of road building has been sadly neglected. Nothing can be done to better ad vance the interests of the state than a speedy and substantial improve ment of the roads.Inter-Lake Tri bune. What it Means to You. At the next election you will be presented with a slip of a ballot which will mean more to YOU than every office on the longer ballotwe refer to the good roads amendment. I will be at the top of the little ballot, and if you fail to mark a cross tem&8b&ti&j]0&w&m after the word "YES" you will be standing squarely in your own light. Remember that the big cities must help pay this tax and that the rural counties will actually get back more than they pay out, and think what it will mean to the country roads. Preston Times. Couldn't be Elected Poundmaster. A more unpopular man than P. V. Collins could not have been picked by the bulldozers, or by any other party, for candidate for governor, or for any position whatsoever. P. V. couldn't be elected poundmaster if anyone else happened to run too, much less governor.Red Wing Daily Eagle. Mac on P. Alex. F. Alex. Stewart (parts his name in the middle) will go on the ballots as a non-partisan candidate for chief justice. He is only 33 years of age, has practiced law about four years, and is unknown to bench, bar and people. Just what led Mr. Stewart to believe he was fitted for the high est judicial position in the common wealth is unexplained. St. Cloud Times. Vote for One-Mill Road Tax. One of the important constitution al amendments to come up for con sideration of the voters at the No vember election is the Dunn one-mill road tax. If this measure meets with the-people's approval and be comes the law of the state, it will prove the best thing added to our constitution in a generation. We have no hesitancy in urging the vot ers to favor the one-mill road amend ment.Jordan Independent, g. .$. j. Fools Vote Indiscriminately. Certainly, a number of the voters who placed an mark after the name of Dehnel for the republican nomination as congressman at large, didn't know that he was running on a platform of bigotry, that he openly declared for no fair play toward the Catholic church but the scattering votes this narrow-minded two-spot received in each precinct was an in dication at least of how few of his kind lurk in the weeds.Jordan Independent. Frank Eddy's Strong Personality. Frank M. Eddy has been beaten for congressman at large but the close run which he gave James Man ahan, the nominee, shows that Mr. Eddy is the strongest political per sonality in the state. Mr. Manahan, the nominee, had the endorsement of the progressh es. Mr. Eustis had the support of the Taft forces, Mr. Thorpe had powerful church back ing, while Mr. Eddy ran a strong second, solely on his personal ac count, getting nearly thirty per cent of the vote. While defeated, Mr. Eddy certainly got one of the grand est personal endorsements ever given any one in this state.Fergus Falls Journal. J* Will Dissolve Into Nothingness. Hugh T. Halbert says the move ment for the third ticket is for the purpose of laying the foundation for the future of the progressive party. Mr. Halbert need not worry about the future of a party that has no present except in the minds of a few politically "busted" politicians, and as to the future, well, it is like the mule, without pride of ancestry or hope of posterity. It has no future and will sink back into the nothing ness from which it sprang to be buried in the ashes of the disappoint ed third term ambition of one of the most unscrupulous would-be political bosses of the ageTheodore Roose velt.Madison Independent Press. 5* $- Present Road System is Wrong. The great defect in our road system which permits the working out of the road taxes instead of paying for and having a jegular organized force for taking care of the roads, is well illustrated at the present time. The state and county have expended thousands of dollars in making some excellent roads, but roads will not stay in shape when neglected, and under the system which permits people to work their road taxes when ever they can most conveniently does not make it possible to maintain good roads even when they are built. Under the present system no road work is ever done after haying begins, and as a result when the roads get worn and holes develop which are worse and worse as the season progresses the cost of putting them in shape again the next year is ten times as much as it would be if attended to in time.Fergus Falls Journal. VOLUME XXXTI. NO. 41 MEETS TRAGIC FATE Wayne, Son of fir. and nrs. Seth C. Caley, Accidentally Shot and Killed by Companion. Boys, Both 13 Years of Age, Were Hunting When dun Was by Some Means Discharged. The sad ending of a young life came about on Sunday afternoon when Wayne Caley, 13 years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth C. Caley of Bogus Brook, was accidentally shot and instantly killed by a companion, Clifford Reiber, who was about the same age as the victim. It appears that three boys, Wayne Caley, Clifford Reiber and Ray Hall strom were out in the woods hunting and that at the time of the accident were sitting on a log, the Caley boy holding a loaded, hammeness* shot gun. Reiber, reaching for the gun, remarked, "Let's go and kill some game," to whicft Caley replied. "Look out, she isn't fixed safe.'' This was no sponer said than the gun was in some manner discharged, its contents entering Caley's right eye and coming out at the back of the head, killing him instantly. Realizing what he had done, Reiber became frantic with grief and was inconsolable. He refused to leave the body of his unfortunate compan ion and remained with him until Hallstrom had returned with assis tance, when it was found that Caley was cold in death. Funeral services were held yester day afternoon at the Norwegian Lutheran church in the town of Bogus Brook and the interment was in the cemetery at that place. Wayne Caley is survived by a fath er, mother and one brother, to whom the sympathy of the community goes out in the hour of their sorrow. The death of the Caley boy is only one in hundreds which occur every year from similar causes, and it is a pity indeed that life is taken in such manner. But so long as boys of such tender years are permitted to handle firearms nothing else can be ex pected. There is a law which pro hibits boys under 14 years of age from carrying or usin firearms un less accompanied by adults, but it is not enforcedit might just as well not be on the statute books. Four teen years of age is, however, too young to permit boys to carry guns the age limit should be raised to 18 years, a heavy penalty provided for violation of the statute, and the law enforced to the letter. H. B. Pratt to the Rescue. H. B. Pratt, who was strolilng about on the bank of Big Rice lake recently, was startled by a frightful yell which apparently came from somewhere near. He rushed toward the spot from whence the sound seemed to come and saw, .not far from shore, three men up to their armpits in watertheir boat had gone down and was gradually sinking in the soft mud. Luckily there was a skiff near at hand, and into this Mr. Pratt jumped and hied himself to the rescue. As the skiff 'was not large enough for more than two per sons he was compelled to make three trips, but this was not the worst part of it, for as he neared the shore with his third passenger the craft turned turtle and dumped both of them upon the slimy bottom of the deep. They managed to crawl ashore, however, but were sights to behold. Mr. Pratt tells us that the three men whose lives he saved were from Princeton and that the name of one was Winkelstein or Winkleman or something of that sort. He did not learn the others names and they did not seem anxious to disclose their identitv. School Report. Report of district 9 for the month ending September 27: A ^RoomNumber enrolled, 29 average daily attendance, 24. Those present 20 days were Henry Vedders, Lydia Scheller, Adolph Modin, Christ Modin, Eddie Larson and Catherine Fitzgibbons. Those pre sent 19 days were Florence Larson, Ivar Palmquist, Lillie Palmquist and Jake Baas. Genevieve E. Colburn, Teacher. RoomNumber enrolled, 23 average daily attendance, 20. Those present 20 days were Myrtle Larson, Ralph Otter, Mary Fitzgibbons, Arend Otter and Clifford Scheller. Those present 19 days were Mabel Scheller, Minnie Van de Riet, Hans Van de Riet, Alice Vedders and Bert Otter. Hilda S. Carlson, Teacher. 1