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Of Far nore Importance Than Election
of Any Candidate of Any Na-
tional or State Party.
Put an After "Yes" and Immedi-
ately Under the Second Arrow
the Pink Ballot.
In the coming election there are
several important issues. One is
whether the administration of Presi
dent Taft shall be continued, which
would be a guarantee of four more
years of prosperity, or whether we
shall try again the experiment of
letting the democrats play politics
with the tariff, and the almost
certainty of demoralizing business.
Another is whether the present re
publican administration shall be con
tinued in state affairs or whether we
shall permit the bosses of the third
party to turn the government over to
But of greater importance to the
people of Minnesota than either is
whether we shall approve the amend
ment of the state constitution pro
viding for a one-mill tax for good
roads. This is a question that ap
peals diiectly to the city dweller as
well as to the farmer. Good roads
are of benefit to all. but of most value
to the farmers.
This proposed one-mill tax can be
expended only on the countrj roads,
under the supervision of the state
highway commission. None of it
can be expended in the cities and
villages, although the cities and the
villages and the three big counties
of Hennepin, Eamsey and St. Louis
will pay some 80 per cent of the total
This is pioper because the prosper
ity of the cities and villages is de
pendent in a laige measure on the
prosperity of the countn, and good
roads add to the value of farm prod
ucts and farm lands
We believe this will be the best
investment evei made by the state,
and will lead to a splendid system
of highways In every county of the
state, and ultimatelv to a much bet
ter system of load building and road
Citizens may honestl} differ as to
whether Taft, Wilson or Roosevelt
should be elected president, or
whether Eberhart 01 Ringdal shall
be the next governorbut there
should be no division of sentiment
about supporting the one-mill
It means better conditions for
living and greater prosperity for all.
Vote for good roads and the one
mill amendment.St Cloud Journal
On Thursday afternoon. October 3,
at the German Lutheran church in
the town of Princeton, Oscar E.
Lundgren and Miss Wanda Hoeft
were united in mairiage by Rev. A.
O. Strauch. The biide is a daughtei
of Mr. and Mis. Gottlieb Hoeft.
Albert Hoeft and Gust Kuhrke were
the groomsmen and Josephine Hen
schel and Lena Hoeft the brides
A dress of blue silk trimmed in
lace was worn by the bride and the
bridesmaids' gowns were of white
material. Bride and bridesmaids
carried American Beauty roses.
The parents of the bride ga\e a
reception in honor of the event im
mediately after the ceremony, and
over a hundred guests were present
+0 congratulate the newlyweds and
luly celebrate the occasion. A
nounteous dinner was provided for
^^he parity and the^Jiappy youngs ma,r
^ried 3(5upl received a large number
of gifts fromybheir njany fiends.
Mr. and Mrs. Lundgren will make
their home on the farm of the
groom's mother in Bogus Brook
The Union congratulates the joung
people and wishes them happiness.
Hon. Daniel Anderson.
In a few days Hon. Daniel Ander
son and wile of Cambridge leave for
California to spend the remainder of
their yeais theie.
On Tuesdaj evening hundreds of
their friends and neighbors assembled
at the Baptist chuich in Cambridge
to bid Mr. and Mrs. Anderson goodby
and wish them a hearty Godspeed on
Mr. Anderson has been a resident
of Isanti county for more than half
a century. He has held many offices
of trust and has been signally hon
ored by his fellow-citizens, and every
honor that has been bestowed upon
Mm has been richly merited, for a
Minnesota tlislo:icnl Society
more conscientious and honorable
man than Daniel Anderson would be
hard to find.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have passed
the meridian of life and they go to
California to escape the rigors of
Minnesota winters. That the salu
brious climate of the Pacific slope
may prolong their years and that
kind heaven may shower its choicest
blessings upon them is the fervent
wish of the hosts of friends they
leave behind in the North Star
Fire at Johnson Home.
Smoke was discovered issuing from
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Johnson shortlv after 9 o'clock on
Monday morning by one of the chil- Is.J
dren in the high school building, and
no time was lost in notifying the fire
department, which hurried to the
scene. I was found that fire had
started on the second storj, either
from an electric wire or an oil stove,
and had crept up the walls to the at
tic and spread out in various direc
tions. A stream of water was
thrown in at an upper window and
the fire soon extinguished, but not
before damage had been effected
which will run into hundreds of dol
Walls, doors and ceilings were
luined, Mrs. Johnson lost a large
quantity of wearing apparel, and fur
niture and rugs were practically de
stroyed by smoke and water. The loss
to both building and contents was
covered by insurance.
At the northern Methodist confer
ence held at Morris last week the fol
lowing appointments were made for
the ensuing year: Piinceton, Rev.
E. B. Service Milaca, Rev. T. S.
Sanderson Onamia and Wahkon,
supplied by Rev. C. W. Wittrup
Ronneby and Santiago, Rev. W. G.
Follensbee Cambridge, Rev. A. L.
Beckendorf Clear Lake, Rev. T. G.
Galbraith. Rev. J. A. Geer, who
formerly preached at Spencer Brook,
and who was instrumental in erect
ing the church at that place, goes
back to Browns Vallej, where he had
been for several ears and where he
is greatly beloved.
Piinceton people are pleased that
Re\. E Service has been returned
for another ear. He and his esti
mable wife are prime favorites here.
Chafin Comes to Town.
Eugene W. Chafin, candidate for
president on the prohibition ticket,
spoke on the street here on Saturday
and many people listened to his dis
course. Mr. Chafin put up some
very good arguments in favor of the
platform which his party has built
and paid his respects to presidential
candidates who are running against
him. He said in part: Taft is a
judge, a fine man. Wilson is a
scholar, a writer of books, some of
which he would like to forget, and
we always have Teddy with us. He
is supposed to know everything, and
admits it. Governor Wilson says,
get rid of the liquor traffic, reduce
the tariff. Taft says, keep the tariff.
Teddy says both are liars, and that
the tariff has nothing to do with it.
Indications for Higher Prices.
Wm. E. McKenzie, the boomer of
the Northern Minnesota Develop
ment association, predicts that pota
toes will bring one dollar per bushel
at the local markets by the first of
January. Mr. McKenzie is too optimis
tic. We would not advise farmers to
hold their tubers with the epxecta
tion of realizing that price. But we
are inclined to believe that prices
will go higher than they are at pres
ent. Anyhow, it is not good policy
to glut the market at this season of
the year. If potato-raisers rush
their crop to market all at once
prices will nofcfgo up. Don't crowd:
the market. There is nothing to be
gained by so doing.
An Outdoor Dinner.
Mrs. J. A. Smith, Mrs. F. Scalberg
and Mrs. W. Swanbro entertained at
a 6 o'clock dinner on the banks of Rum
river last Friday, and a bounteous
repast was served to the guests.
Those present in addition to the
hostesses were Mrs. Lucy Swanbro,
Misses Orpha Waters, Eva Morton,
Gertrude Neumann, Margaret I.
King, Margaret Walker, Fern Smith,
Hazel Scalberg, and husbands of the
hostesses. AH pronounced the oc
casion an exceedingly pleasant one.
A Large Apportionment.
The October apportionment for the
entire state this year aggregates 3
331,520.30, $3.30 per pupil. This
permanent school fund.
the largest apportionment in the eighth district republican committee
history of the state. The money is and A, M. Andersor!^1^
derived from the general one-mill Lacs member of the democratic con-
school tax and the income from the gressional committee. All of them
B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1912.
Recommendation (liven by Govern-
ment to "Rice Maker," Late
Chief of Chippewas.
He Was a Faithful Friend of the
Whites in the Indian Upris-
ing of 1861 and 1862.
William Neely recently had placed
in his care for safe keeping by Mayn
way-way-yaush, a sub-chief of the
Mille Lacs band of Chippewa In
as "Keg," who
ging potatoes for the farmers, an old
document which was given to his
great-grandfather by the govern
ment in 1862. It is embellished with
a red seal and varicolored ribbons
and its contents, which speak for
themselves, are as follows:
"Fort Ripley, Sept. 9, 1862.
"The bearei of this, "Rice-mak-
er," is a good and influential chief of
the Mille Lacs band of Indians and
was one of the first to give in his
support to the whites in the present
"We lecommend him to all good
persons and hope he will be treated
in such a manner that he will not
repent his truthfulness to the gov
ernment at this time when so many
of the Indians have become vicious.
Wm. P. Dole,
Commt. Ind. Affairs.
Clark W. Thompson,
Supt. Ind. Affairs."
The document is written in a
clear, bold hand and i & in a good
state of preservation. William H.
Townsend of this village and other
old timers remember 'Rice-maker,''
the chief who received the govern
ment recommendation printed above.
A Road Properly Maintained.
That part of the Princeton-Elk
River road between Zimmerman and
Elk River was never in better con
dition than it is at present. There
is a patrol on that stretch of road
and the road is kept in constant re
pair. The split-log drag is freely
used and any little rut or depression
in the roadway is speedily leveled up
with gravel. As a result the road is
in fine condition. After a road is
properly constructed it should be
kept up, and that is what is being
done on the road in question. The
cost is comparatively small a man
and team two or three days each
week sufficesthe cost does not ex
ceed probably $40 per mile for the
Potato Market Dull.
During the past week farmers have
been taking advantage of the oppor
tunity presented to get their pota
toes out of the ground, and con
sequently the quantity marketed
has been small. Then, again, the
prevailing prices have proved of no
inducement to the growers to rush
their stock to the warehouses. For
the past few days prices have been
hovering around the 25-cent mark.
Shipments from this point have
been light since the last issue of the
Union for the reason that foreign
markets have been dull and inactive.
With the advancement of the sea
son, however, greater activity is ex
Sunday School Convention.
The Sunday School association of
Mille Lacs county will hold its fifth
annual convention at Milaca on Oc
tober 19 and 20, in the M. E. church.
A. M. Locker, state secretary, wjill
be the principal speaker at the con
vention and the program will be
brimfull of good things to aid in
Sunday school work. Every Sunday
school iri^Mille Lacs coun$shoul
send two more workers.
Mrs. Hilda Norgren, Secretary.
Bruno Attractions Coming.
The regular yearly visit of
Bruno attractions is annnounced
occur shortly. An announcement
the date upon which this high-class
show will appear at Brands' opera
house will be made in next week's
Union. The new play bears
title of "The Family," and is one
the best ever put on by the company
carrying, of course, the Bruno guar
All Good Men.
are clean, estimable men.
E. L. McMillan is the Mille
county member of the republican
state committee, and J. J. Skahen is
member of the democratic state
committee. George H. Deans is
is Mille Lacs county member of
High School Team Wallops the Com-
bination of All Stars to the
Tune of 17 to 7.
Next Saturday Team Goes to ililaca
to Show the Bunch at That
Place a Trick or Two.
The high school football team
oft their first game of the sea
when they took on the all-star
combination at the fair grounds last
Saturday. To be sure, it was only a
practice game and the play was oft
times stopped while the high school
coaches delivered short tirades to the
regulars when some blunder was
made by the first team men. How
ever, the afternoon's work brought
out some good football, and although
somewhat bruised and sore at the
end of the play, the regulars learned
considerable football of the practical
kind during the afternoon's melee.
During the first half the teams bat
tled to a 0 to 0 tie with the ball in
the possession of the first team most
of the time.
At the beginning of the second half
Bob Brown bioke away for a 60-yard
run and a touchdown. Umbehocker
converted this into a goal. Score:
high school, 7 all-stars, 0. This
score was the signal for a big revival
on the part 01 the all-stars, and in a
few minutes more they had the ball
within the shadow of the high school
goal posts, and from here Briggs car
ried the ball over on a forward pass
for a touchdown. Later this was
converted into a goal. Score: 7 to
7. The game remained a tie until
the last few minutes of play when
Umbehocker took the ball from the
all-stars' 20-yard line on a line buck
and, before he could be stopped, he
had plunged over the goal line, win
ning the game for the high school, 14
Although somewhat inexperienced,
the highs showed flashes of real foot
ball at times and, with a good solid
week's practice, they should be in
good condition when they go up
against the Milaca team on the lat
ter's grounds next Saturday. A
week from the coming Saturday the
locals will have a game on their
home grounds with some
school team, thus giving
folks a chance to see the
letes in action.
The North and South Railway Fake.
As the Union predicted, the pro
posed railroad from Winnipeg to the
gulf promises to turn out one of the
greatest swindles of modern times.
Its three promoters, Wiley, Beall and
Beckley, were arrested on Monday,
two in Iowa and one in Cass county,
and their headquarters in Minneapo
lis ransacked and records confiscated.
The plan of these promoters was
the construction of a railroad from
Winnipeg to New Orleans, the exact
location of which through Minnesota
shifting from time to time, accord
ing to the willingness 01 unwilling
ness of particular localities to buy
Inquries had for some time been
received in Minneapolis regarding
the operations of the North & South
company which had sold stock at par
value of $10 a share, payable in in
stallments of one-fifth monthly, but
the postal authorities had worked
without success for sufficient evi
dence to warrant putting the case
before the federal grand jury. The
appearance in Minneapolis ten days
ago of U. S. G. Henry, president of
the Park Rapids Commercial club,
brought the climax. Mr. Henry
called on Assistant Secretary Otto
W. Davis of the Minneapolis Civic
and Commerce association. Togetbs
er they went to see Edward B.' Slat
er, an attorney for the association,
who examined a contract between
John M. Wiley as president of the
company and the Commercial club
of Park Rapids, in which it was
agreed that if Park Rapids raised
among its business men $10,000
the purchase of stock in the road
line would be run into that town.
Otherwise it would pass it by.
Mr. Henry and Mr. Davis, on Mr.
Slater's advice, then called on Rush
D. Simmons, chief postoffice inspec
tor. in St. Paul. Investigation foli
lowed in detail and the findings were
put before the grand jury, which
brought in the indictment late Fri
Postoffice inspectors say that
company has probably received in
since its incorporation two years
in Phoenix, Ariz., the sum of
000. Its capital stock was $2r500,
and its zaflroad existed only
1 niiiim ry
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Barrett and
family arrived here yesterday from
Copas, Minn., and took up their resi
dence in the house which they pur
chased from P. W. Jasperson. They
expect to reside in Princeton per
Fred W. Thomas was down from
Milaca on Tuesday. Mr. Thomas is
now circulating a petition in the
county with a view of filing as an
independent candidate for register
of deeds. This will make three con
testants for that officeOsterberg,
Stark and Thomas.
M. C. Berry, who recently came
here from Maine to live, owns exten
sive slate ledges at his old home and
in the spring expects to start up a
big mine there and prepare the slate
for market. Slate is fast taking the
place of shingles for roofing purposes
and it is Mr. Berry's intention to
appoint agents throughout the
country to handle the product. He
will go to Chicago shortly to exploit
Miss Harriet Hetland will give an
evening reading in the high school
assembly hall tomorrow evening.
She will be assisted by Miss Martha
Fibigar of Minneapolis, who will
sing a couple of solos. The Prince
ton orchestra will also render selec
tions. The admission will be 15
cents for school children below the
high school and 25 cents for adults.
The proceeds of this entertainment
will go to the senior class.
Frost caught a number of bean
fields in Spencer Brook and Baldwin
before the beans had ripened and the
crop was ruined. The loss to some
farmers is quite heavy. The frost
held off as long as usual this fall,
but the cold weather in August re
tarded the growth of beans and all
other crops. Very little corn, how
ever, was injured by frost. But po
tatoes, in many places, are a light
crop and of inferior quality owing to
the unfavorable weather.
The annual Methodist conference
closed its session at Moiris on Sunday
evening and the appointments were
read at the close of the meeting by
Bishop Quayle of St. Paul. Rev.
Service was returned to Princeton
for another year. Those who were
present said it was the best confer
ence they had ever attended. Next
year the conference will be held in
Detroit, Minn. The ministers re
turned home with new inspiration to
live and work for humanity's sake.
The annual fall opening sale at
Mark's Great Bargain store will be
gin next Saturday and continue until
the evening of Saturday, Novem
ber 2. A $40,000 new stock, bought
for cash, will be closed out at a big
discount during that time. Mr.
Mark will give the greater portion of
his time between now and January
1 to the supervision of his Princeton
store. He is now conducting four
retail stores in the northwest in ad
dition to his wholesale house in St.
Mr. and Mrs. Poehler and their
three bright children from Hutchin
son, accompanied by a Mr. Thomas
from California, were in town yes
terday. They had been visiting
friends in Greenbush and were on
their way home. Mr. and Mrs.
Poehler expressed themselves as
highly pleased with this section of
the state and especially with Prince
ton. They were traveling by auto
mobile and had no fault to find with
the roads between Greenbush and
Societies for prevention of cruelty
to animals are being established in
many villages of Minnesota and they
are commendable organizations.
Often have we noticed brutal drivers
lashing horses that, are attached to
heavily-laden wagonshorses* that
were doing their besjrtohaul the bur
dens imposed upon tnem by unfeeling
masters. Then, again, there are
men who mercilessly use the whip
upon poor old decrepit horses which
are half starved and too weak to
draw heavy loads. Dn the man
who illtreats a dumb animal.
H. B. Pratt of Elk Lake park, ac
cording to a story brought in on
Monday, captured a pickerel the day
previous which weighed 34 pounds 2
ounces. The leviathan of the deep
capsized Mr. Pratt's skiff a couple of
times but he managed to right the
craft and hang onto the line until he
landed the fish. Mr. Pratt is quoted
as saying: "Any ordinary line, with
such a monster at the end of it
would have snapped, but that parti
cular rope of hair was manufactured
from my whiskers. I am now let
ting them grow again and expect by
next summer to have whisker fish
lines in sufficient number to accom
modate my cottagers."
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VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 42
IN REGULAR SESSION
The Village Council Meets and Fixes
Tax Levy at Sum of $6,000
for the Coming Year.
Guy Wires Ordered Boxed or Placed
Where They Will Not Inter-
fere With Public Travel.
The village council met in regular
monthly session on Tuesday evening
and disposed of the following busi
Henry Newbert was granted per
mission to lay a cement walk on the
west side of the postoffice.
A resolution was adopted ordering
that guy wires of all telephone, elec
tric light and telegraph poles be
either boxed or placed at a distance
from the ground where they will not
interfere with public travel.
The tax levy for 1913 was fixed at
$6,000 in order that some of the
bonded indebtedness of the village
may be liquidated.
I was ordered that the rent of the
armory be paid.
Complaints having been received
that boys under 18 years of age were
permitted to play pool in the village,
it was ordered that the ordinance
regulating the playing of this game
be strictly enforced. In case of vio
lation it was determined to revoke
the license of any pool hall pro
Auditing of a number of bills con
cluded the work of the session.
Prosperity and Good Roads.
"As communities progress in civ
ilization they demand better and ever
better methods of communication.
The telephone is all right for conver
sation, but neither the farmer nor
the manufacturer can haul his goods
to market over the telephone wire,"
said Guy Webb of the Arcade Cycle
"Better pavements in the cities
and better roads in the country are
demanded today by tens of thousands
of people where only a few hundreds
were interested in the good roads
movement begun a generation ago.
It is a sign of growing civilization.
"Everyone realized that the bad
roads were costing America an enor
mous sum because of the increased
cost of hauling goods to market.
But it was not until motorc3'cles and
automobiles came into general use in
the city and in the country that bad
pavements and bad roads were
brought into such bad repute as to
cause national agitation for better
"Astonishing results from road
building can be looked for in the
near future. Good roads bring the
country nearer the city and the city
nearer the country. Prosperity and
good roads are found together, good
roads being an important factor in
reducing the cost of living."
Supports His Successful Opponent,
The Region has been asked what
position it will take towards Julius
A. Schmahl, the republican nominee
for secretary of state, now that the
third party committee has proposed
an opponent to him. There were
three republican candidates seeking
this nomination at the primaries
and a fair and honorable campaign
was carried on by them and their
friends. The writer was one of the
candidates. He voted for the state
wide primary bill in the exrta session
of the legislature and has always
been a believer in the principle un
derlying such a law. The candi
dates in question had an opportunity
to present their case to the voters,
who rendered a verdiqt in favor of
Mr. Schmahl. He stands^ therefore,
as the duly selected candidate Of theC
republican party, and as s.uch the**
Region cheerfully supports him and
advocates his election.Roseau
AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL.
Louis Biebaeu of Dayton was oper
ated upon on Sunday and is progress
ing favorably toward recovery.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Phiilp Bier of Brickton at the
hospital on Tuesday.
Mrs. Olga Bergston of Wyanett un
derwent a surgical operation on
Mrs. Fred Burrell of Onamia was
operated upon yesterday and is doing
A daughter was born at the hospi
tal to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crook of
Milo on Tuesday.
Mrs. Samuel Kight of Zimmerman.
is at the hospital for medical treat