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This is the Day Set Apart by the
President of This Great Na-
tion for That Purpose.
The Rich and Poor Alike Have Some-
thing for Which They Should
Be Truly Thankful.
The day for giving thanks to the
Creator for His great goodness to
man during the past year has again
rolled around. Now that a bountiful
crop has been garnered it is only
meet and proper that the giver of all
things receive that winch is his just
This vear has been rich in things
for which men are wont to give
thanks. The harvest has been
bountiful, the granaries are full to
overflowing, and honest toil never
brought reward more generous. Al
most everj where we find happiness
and cheer. The United States is at
peace with all the worldwe are free
from the struggles which shake other
nations. Our role is that of peace
Compared with the people of other
nations we aie blessed in a marked
degree, and we are fast progressing
toward better things. America is a
nation of progressprogress in eco
nomics, in politics, in religion.
There are numberless blessings for
which we should this day return
thanks to God.
Partridges Proved to be Skunks.
Herr Stroeter, the pickle man,
has been kept so busy answering
'phone calls from inquisitive persons
and joshers that he much regrets the
fact that he made public the follow
ing story:
"You know I am somewhat of an
epicure," said Herr Stroeter, "and
the other day while motoring
through the lake country I thought
I saw an opportunity to gather in a
couple of sacks of partridges for
much less than their market value
"As I sped along at a 30-mile clip
I passed two Indians, each carrying
a sack that looked good to me. I
turned my machine around and re
traced m\ course until I airived at
the place where they were trudging
along, when I stopped the car.
'You noble sons of the great Chip
pewa warriois look tired, said I
jump in and I'll take you to jour
destination.' 'Huh, huh,' responded
the Indian who was lugging the
heaviest sack. So they jumped in.
One of them sat by the side of me
with a sack between us, while the
other occupied the back seat. As we
proceeded at a prettj good clip I
realized that I had made a mistake
in taking those Indians on board.
Their persons seemed to be giving off
an abominable effluvia and their
general condition caused me to im
agine that graybacks were coursing
up and down my spine.
'Don't you evei take a bath?'
said I as a whiff from off some sort
ot putridity stiuck mj nostrils and
nearly caused me to vomit. 'Huh,
huh,' responded one of them 'wash
Christmas.' 'I thought so,' said I,
'last Chiistmas. You sons of guns
are decomposing. B\ the way,
though, how much do you want for
those sacks of partiidges? I'll give
jou 50 cents for them-the lide is
woith at least two dollars.' 'Kunks
in bag,' replied one of them, me
eatee 'em and sell skins for four
I was so exaspeiated at this dis
coven that I stopped the machine
and bundled the Indians, with their
malodorous belongings, into the
road, but the villains threw rocks at
me when I started up. This is not
the worst of it, however, for the
cushions of the machine absorbed so
,much of that abominable odor that
it is a matter of impossibility to
eradicate it. I imagine I smell it
now. Phew!"
Rubbing It Into Hennepin.
Later reports received last week
from the state capitol where the
votes, canvassed by county boards,
were being received, indicated that
the good roads tax amendment had
passed at election by a comfortable
The people of the rural districts
are especially glad to hear of this for
it means good roads and that right
For the framing of the law the
people of Minnesota aie indebted to
C. Dunn of Princeton. He is the
man who instigated the good roads
movement in this state and who has
fought the battle through to a tri
umphant victoiy at the polls
It is especially fitting that Mr.
Dunn should return to the state
i Minnesota ilisloiieitJ*M:i}l
legislature to round out the good
work which he-has so well started.
In this connection it will be well
to remember that Hennepin county
battered the amendment as hard as
she could. The city of Minneapolis
has the unpleasant privilege of vot
ing the amendment down heavily
while Ramsey county and St. Louis
county, including St. Paul and Du
luth, gave the amendment a major
It will be well to remember this
when Minneapolis comes drooling
after Anoka's trade and offering to
do big things for Anoka's highways.
This amendment will be a great
boon to the small counties. Minne
apolis had a chance to make good up
on her oft protested friendship for
Anoka county and failed miserably.
Remember the vote neighbors.
Anoka Herald.
A pretty wedding occurred at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Road
strom on Tuesday aftenioon, Novem
ber 26, at 5 o'clock, when their
daughter, Emma was united in
marriage to Jesse R. Steeves. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. C.
H. Fisher of {he Congregational
church in the presence of a host of
friends and relatives. The attend
ants were the groom's sister, Miss
Gertrude Steeves, and the bride's
brother Gust I. Roadstrom. The
bridal party descended the stairway
to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding
march played by Miss May Cotten.
The bride was attired in a gown of
silk embroidered net and carried
bride's loses. The maid of honor
wore pink silk crepe de chene and al
so carried white roses. Congratula
tions were offered, after which a wed
ding supper was served and a recep
tion followed. Many beautiful and
costly presents were bestowed upon
the young people.
The bride and groom are well
known young people of Princeton
and vicinity and their many friends
wish them a life of joy and happi
The happy young couple will make
their home with the groom's parents
for the winter.
John Lawrence Dawson, only son
of J. L. Dawson of Greenbush. and
Laurel Mae Davis of Elk River were
united in wedlock on Monday morn
ing at the rectory of St. Edward's
church by Rev. Father Willenbrink.
The bride wore a traveling suit ot
blue and was attended by Miss Elsie
Bargatas of Elk River, while the
groom was attended by Oscar Ode
gard of Santiago.
Both parties are Well known in
Princeton. The bride is a sister of
Andrew Davis of Elk River and has
been a very successful teacher in
Greenbush and other places. The
groom is a steady, industrious young
man who owns one of the best farms
in Greenbush.
After a short bridal trip Mr. and
Mrs. Dawson will be at home to their
friends in Greenbush. May their
ives be long and happy.
The Balkan-Turkish War.
London, Nov. 27.While Russia is
believed to be continuing her mili
tary movements on the frontier and
Austria-Hungary is believed to be
rapidly mobilizing an immense army
equipped for hard field service, there
is nothing definite today to indicate
that an international war in Europe
is imminent. The increased ten
sion, the depressing undercurrent of
which is everywhere felt, however,
tends greatly to decrease the ability
of diplomacy to resist an ultimate
Great Britain, it is reliably stated,
has given Servia, as well as France
and Russia, to understand that she
has no interest in Servia's demand
for a port on the Adriatic sea. Eng
land also has declared she has no in
tention of supporting Servia's claim
nor of aiding any other power to do
The progress of the negotiations
between the representatives of Tur
key and the Balkan allies at
Tchatalja is unknown, as every de
tail of the conference is kept strictly
Cholera is raging between Con
stantinople and the northern Turk
ish frontier and has also invaded
Bulgaria, and people are dying by
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0m iiiimiili mini
Two Great Northern Officials Killed. Cooney fitted him with splints. He
A deplorable accident which returned home with his father on
caused the death of two Great North- Monday.
ern railroad officials and injuries to Lawience Robideau, son of Lewis
three ladies occurred near the sum- Robideau, who was operated upon
mer home of James J. Hill, 12 miles for acute appendicitis on Wednesday
north of St. Paul, on Sunday, and' ot last week, was discharged from
the unfortunate occurrence is direct- the hospital convalescent on Tues-
ly due to bad roads. The men who day.
wt 3^ J&L&&&^'M$S&&B&iX$idEi&6k
lost their lives are Howard James,
director of purchases for the Great
Northern, and Samuel B. Plechner,
purchasing agent for the same com
pany, while the ladies injured are
Mrs. S. B. Plechner, Miss Helen
James and Miss Margaret J. Mann.
The accident occurred while Mr.
James, who was at the wheel, was
driving at the rate of only two
miles an hour. In front of the J. J.
Hill residence is a new roadway be
tween Edgerton and Rice streets.
The automobilists were crossing to
Rice street on the new road when
Mr. James signaled to O. E. Nelson,
who was in a car ahead, that he de
sired to pass, and Mr. Nelson pulled
to one side. In passing the outer
edge of a sand fill gave way, the car
skidded and one wheel went over the
side of a high embankment. Then
began a fight to regain control, Mr.
James exerting every effort to make
the wheels catch the road. But it
was all to no purpose, the car went
into the ditch head first and Mr.
James and Mr. Plechner were
crushed to death by the seattheir
skulls were fractured and death was
instantaneous. The ladies in the
tonneau were more fortunatethey
escaped with slight injuries.
In describing the accident Mrs.
Plechner said that the outer wheels
of the car were at least two feet
from the edge of the ditch when a
strip of the road gave way.
Death of Mrs. L. Halvorson.
Following an illness of nine weeks
Mrs. Louis Halvorson passed away
at her home in Blue Hill township,
Sherburne county, on November 22
at the age of 66 years.
Funeral services were held at the
family residence on Monday after
noon at 2 o'clock and the interment
was in Blue Hill cemetery. A large
number of relatives and friends at
tended the obsequies and there were
many beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Louis Halvorson, whose
maiden name was Johanne Marie
Johanneson, was born in Kragero,
Norway, on April 15, 1846, and came
to America with her parents, who
settled on a homestead in Blue Hill,
in 1870. She was married to Louis
Halvorson of Wisconsin in St. Paul
on April 14, 1875, and with her hus
band, went to live on a homestead in
Blue Hill. There she resided until
called by death. She is survived by
her husband and six children. The
children are D. C. Halvorson and
Mrs. H. N. Halvorson, Minneapolis
Mrs. W. J*. Guild, Santiago Olga,
Tora and Mabel Halvorson. She also
leaves two brothers and two sisters
John Olson, Elma, Wash. Turkle
Johannson, Blue Hill Mrs. Emma
Nilson, Santiago and Mrs. Caroline
Olson, Creston, Mont.
Mrs. Halvorson was a kind, moth
erly lady who was held in respect by
all who knew her.
The family take this means of sin
cerely thanking those who so kindly
tendered assistance during the sick
ness and at the obsequies of Mrs.
Exposition Closes.
The northwestern products exposi
tion closed in Minneapolis on Satur
day night. It was the most success
ful exhibition of its kind ever held
in this country and was attended by
nearly 80,000 people. As an advertis
ing movement the exposition should
bring forth good resultsall the
states represented should receive
beneQt, if only in an indirect way.
Beauty and the Camera.
Beauty is but skin deep, thej say.
But that is deep enough for our
camera, and our skill enables us to
accentuate the best features of each
sitter, with a pleasing, satisfactory
likeness as the result.
J. L. Payette. Photographer.
Opposite Bakery, Princeton. 49-tfc
Fred Dejarlais, 16 years old, of
Long Siding, is in a critical condi
tion at the hospital. He fell from
the limb of a tree, where he had
gone to procure a squirrel which he
had shot, and fractured his left col
lar bone besides sustaining severe in
ternal injuries, one of which was the
laceration of his left kidney. Dr.
Cooney performed a surgical opera
tion and drained the kidney.
Hans Petrin brought his son, who
is about 16 years old, down from
Onamia last week. The boy is suff
ering from hip joint disease and Dr.
District Court Still in Session at the
Time the Union Went to Press
Yesterday Afternoon.
Case of Mary A. Potts vs. Soo Railway
Company Responsible for the
Long Term of Court.
The grand jury, discharged last
Thursday afternoon, brought in two
indictments besides that against S.
W. Williams for assault, previously
reported. These indictments were
against Ohas. Plummer for assault
in connection with the Williams'
case, and E. W. Bemis for illegally
disposing of Jiquor. Chas. Plummer
pleaded guilty to the charge and,
upon the request of S. P.
Skahen, defendant's attorney, the
judge suspended sentence, the en
forcement to depend upon Plummer's
good behavior until the next term of
Charles A. Geddes vs. Jacob
Van Rhee and C. E. Erickson.
Action on land contract. E. L. Mc
Millan for plaintiff, J. D. Sullivan
for defendant. Case continued over
Mary A. Potts vs. Minneapolis, St.
Paul & Sault Ste Marie Railway
company. Action in form of an
ejectment brought by plaintiffin
which she claimed $14,600 damages
and, under the statute, converted by
defendant's answer into a condemna
tion suit. The jury returned a gen
eral verdict for plaintiff assessing the
total amount of damagess at $6,500,
and also submitted a special verdict
returning answer to three questions:
1, rental value of dock site? Ans
wer, $600. 2, value of dock site as
permanent acquisition? Answer,
$5,000. 3, damage to so much of
block 1, Potts Town, as is owned by
plaintiff? Answer, $500. A stay of
40 days was allowed defendant. E.
C. Carman was attorney for plaintiff
and Geo. Spear for defendant. This
case consumed over five days, more
than all the other cases on the cal
enlar combined, the mass of testi
mony introduced being responsible
for t^e long drawn out proceedings.
Dean & Co. vs. Henry Uglem.
Action to lecover on account. L. J.
Van Fossen for plaintiff, M. L. Cor
many for defendant. Judgment for
plaintiff by stipulation.
State vs. Ed. W. Bemis. indicted
by grand jury for unlawfully dispos
ing of liquor to William Carline. J.
A. Ross tor State, C. A. Dickey for
defendant. Jury returned a verdict
of not guilty.
William Reibolt vs William Ross.
Action for an accounting. Stiles &
Devaney for plaintiff, J. A. Ross for
defendant. Settled and dismissed.
Mathilda Carlson vs. August Carl
son. Default case. Rolleff Vaaler
for plaintiff. Order for judgment in
favor of plaintiff.
DeArchy McLarty vs. Harry Shock
ley as sheriff of Mille Laos county,
Minnesota. Action to compel de
fendant to allow a redemption from
a mortgage, plaintiff claiming under
a second mortgage and defendant re
fusing to permit such redemption
on the ground that prior redemption
by other parties had already been
made. Bert O. Loe for plaintiff, E.
L. McMillan and Charles Keith for
defendant. Testimony taken and
case will be submitted on briefs.
At the time the Union went to
press yesterday afternoon the court
had almost cleaned up the calendar,
the case of Elvira Peterson vs. A.
G. Phelps, for malpractice, being on
Jacob Van Rhee and C. E. Erick
son of Milaca were in attendance at
court on Monday.
For a young attorney just be
ginning to practice S. P. Skahen
conducted the cases in which he was
engaged with much credit.
There were but half a dozen cases
on the calendar which E. L. Mc
Millan was not counsel for either the
plaintiff or defendant. In all there
were 60 cases on the calendar33 Soo
railroad damage suits.
Attorneys D. A. McLarty and Bert
Loe of Granite Falls were in attend
ance at court, and Drs. Phelps, Ol
son and Bacon and T. W. Allison of
John Brown's Ginseng Farm.
Our old friend, John A. Brown,
now of Grand Rapids but formerly a
resident of Blue Hill, has a ginseng
farm from which he expects to de
rive large returns in the near future.
Talking to a Duluth News Tribune
reporter the other day Mr. Brown
I started the first farm of this
kind in northern Minnesota, I be
lieve. I now have 105,000 plants.
I planted a few roots and some seeds
in 1909. The roots were first year
plants, and I obtained enough seed
the last season for 30,000 more plants.
"While I will be able to dig roots
next year, I think I shall wait until
the summer of 1914, when I expect
the farm to commence paying me re
turns. My plants are all in a thrifty
condition, and all are protected by
"Bell Brothers of Grand Rapids
also started a ginseng farm about
two years ago. They set out about
O worth of roots to start with,
and I understand they have one of
the most promising future ginseng
farms in the northwest.
I regard conditions in northern
Minnesota as ideal for the cultiva
tion of ginseng. The climate is simi
lar to that of Wisconsin, where the
industry is a success. The soil is also
of the same character. I expect that
my farm will prove a mine of wealth
in a few years."
Waite Not the Last.
Editor of the Union: I notice in
your valued issue of November 21
that Hon. Henry C. Waite, just
deceased, was the last surviving
member of the Minnesota constitu
tional convention. I think you are
in error in this.
Hon. Lucas Kingsbury Stannard of
Taylors Falls, from whom I heard
about two months ago, still survives
at the age of 87, and, while some
what stricken in years, is in good
health and still writing that legible
long hand of his. He is, I think,
the last survivor of the constitution
al convention of 1857. Respectfully,
Charles Keith.
School Report.
School report of district 9 for
month ending November 22
Primary RoomNumber enrolled,
23 average daily attendance, 21.
Those attending every day were
Myrtle Magnuson. Myrtle Larson,
Jennie Van Dalen, Jennie Hubers,
Walter Lunn, Martin DeBoer, Henry
Van Dalen, Bert, Ralph and A rend
Otter, Minnie and Hans Van DeRiet,
Mabel Scheller and Mary Fitzgib
bons. Those who attended 19 days
were Dick Baas, Myrtle Lunn. John
Droogsma and John Van Dalen.
Hilda S. Carlson, Teacher.
A RoomNumber enrolled, 37
average daily attendance, 29.9.
Those perfect in attendance were
Hilma Anderson, Catherine Fitzgib
bons, Eddie and Florence Larson,
Adolph and Chris Modin, George
Magnuson, Lydia Scheller, Fred and
Henry Strating. Those present 19
days were Jake Baas, Henry and
Dina Vedders, Andrew Modin,
George Olson, Ellen Nystedt, and
Arthur Hoffman.
Genevieve E. Colburn, Teacher.
School Report.
School report in primary depart
ment, Long Siding school, for month
ending November 22: The following
attended 20 daysBlanche, Oliver
and Theodore Burke, George Ege,
Agnes Homme, Norman Hartman,
Ruth Hill, Carl, Clarence, Ethel,
Inez and Lillian Larson, Roy Nelson,
Willie, Beatrice. Amy and George
Peterson, Herman Teutz and Olive
Uglem. Rudolf Homme and Arthur
Jensen attended 19 days. Those
perfect in deportment for the entire
month were Blanche and Oliver
Burke, George Ege, Agnes Homme.
Ruth Hill, Carl, Lillian and Clarence
Larson, George, Amy and Beatrice
Peterson, Herman Teutz, and Olive
Uglem. The following did perfect
work in readingGeorge Ege, Amy
Peterson. Ethel Larson, Beatrice
Peterson and Norman Hartman.
Amy Peterson did perfect work in
Ida May Schmidt. Teacher.
An Intelligent Dog.
H. P. Allen, a farmer living near
Sfcanbury, Mo., is the owner of a
Scotch collie dog, which he values
highly because it is a good corn husk
er. When the season opened this
year the dog followed the employes
to the field. With apparent interest
he watched the process of husking.
Finally the animal ran to the stalks
and, standing on his hind feet,
grabbed an ear and broke it off with
his mouth. With teeth and forepaws
he husked the ear and carried it to
his master to be thrown into the
wagon. Highly pleased with his
first exertion, the dog repeated the
operation again and again. The dog I
is a year and a half old. This sea-'
son Allen claims he has husked
hundreds of bushels of corn, and
kept the employes busy holding,
their jobs.
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A postal card received from Mrs.
C. H. Rines says she is enjoying her
trip and expected to be in Los An
geles on Thanksgiving day. The sun
had been shining for three days in
sucession at the time Mrs. Rines
wrote from Portland, Ore., flowers,
were in bloom, the grass was green,
and she had gathered a quantity of
berries from the bushes in the garden
of the home where she was stopping.
Every time they undertake to elect
or appoint a sheriff in Anoka county
there is trouble. At the recent elec
tion on the face of the returns John
Casey was re-elected sheriff by a
small majority. U. S. Pratt, the
defeated candidate, alleges that there
were irregularities, has employed
James A. Martin and commenced
proceedings to contest Mr. Casey's
election. The sheriff's office in
Anoka county must be highly lucra-'
In due season the Mille Lacs
County Agricultural society will
make its report, as required by law,
and file copies of the same with the
register of deeds and the state audi
tor. This was done last year and
will be done again this year on or
before the 15th of December. The
Union has already published a list of
the premiums and to whom paid,
and will also publish the report
showing the financial condition of
the society and without expense to
the society.
Fire, presumably originating from,
the forge fire in the Schuers' black
smith shop, ignited the roof of the
shack on Saturday at noontide but
the fire department made quick work
of extinguishment. This is the shed
owned by Jos. Leathers which the
village council ordered removed sev
eral months ago, but, for some rea^
son or other, the order has not been
enforced. It stands on one of the
main streets of the village and the
council should either enforce its re
moval or remove it itself.
A chart just issued by the Minne
sota Association for the Prevention
and Relief of Tuberculosis gives the
number of cases of consumption in
the Forty-fifth legislative district,
comprising the counties of MUIe
Lacs, Sherburne, Isantf and Anoka,
as 245. The circular accompanying
the chart states, however, that the
number of slightly infected persons
whose general health has not been
seriously affected is much larger
than these figures. Everything pos'
sible should be done in order to
check the spread of this dreadful
S. Winsor and J. M. Johnson were
hunting quail on Bill Ross' farm in
Blue Hill the other day and Mr.
Johnson narrowly escaped having his
right ear taken off through the reck
less shooting of his companion.
They were both skirmishing around
in different parts of the field, says
our informant, when Mr Winsor saw
something move behind a bush and
fired. The charge passed within an
eighth of an inch of Mr. Johnson's
ear, and he jumped into the open
and yelled, "That's close enough,
Winsoi don't shoot again!'* The
next time Mr. Winsor hunts quail he
will take a pair of binoculars with
Moving Pictures.
There will be moving picture shows
every night this week and next, ex
cept Thanksgiving day, when the
show will be at 3:30 p. m. A special
feature for Wednesday and Thurs
day nights, December 4 and 5, will
be the "Lieutenant's Last Fight,"
a very interesting production.
Bids Wanted.
Persons desirous of furnishing bids
for 40 cords of green maple stove
wood for school house No. 1, district
4, and 35 cords of the same kind of
Wood for school house No. 2, dis
trict 4, are requested to send in their
bids on or before Monday, December
2, to Andrew Larson,
48-2tc West Branch Creamery.
Grocery Bulletin.
Raisins, 13c per lb. or 2 lbs. for 25c
Currants, per lb .10 and 13o
Candied citron, lemon and orange
peel, per lb 1 30c
Toko grapes, per lb 10e
Walnut meats, per lb 50e
Popcorn, 4c per lb. or 3 lbs. for 10c
Mincemeat, small pail, splendid
flavor 25e
No. 1 cream cheese, per lb 22c
Oranges, per doz 40 and 55c
Sweet pickles, per doz lOe
Fine dill pickles, per doz 10c
Apples, per basket..'. 70e
Winesap apples, per peck 35c
Jonathan apples, per peck 50c
Fine apples, per barrel $3.25
Walnuts, per lb 25c
O. B. Newten,
Headquarters for Groceries.

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