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Law Goes Into Effect January First
and Packages Up to Eleven
Pounds Will be Carried.
Country Has Been Divided Into Zones
and Table Below Gives Charges
According to Distance.
The parcels post law, which goes
into effect on Janua ry 1 next, pro
vides that "hereafter fourth-class
mail matter shall embrace all other
matte r, including farm and factory
products, not now embraced by law
in either the fust, second, or third
class, not exceeding eleven pounds
in weight, noi greater in size than
seventy-two inches in length aud
giith combined, nor'in form or kind
likely to injure the person of any
postal employe or damage the mail
equipment or other mail matter, and
not of a character perishable within
a period reasonably required for
tiansportation and delivery."' Foi
the purpose of cariying this law into
effect the United States has been
divided into zones with different
iates of postage applicable to each,
as follows.
600-mile zone
1,000-mile zone
1,400-mne zone
l,8G0-mile zone
Over 1,800 miles
Kural route and city delivery
50-mile zone
150-mile zone
300-mile zone
O S3
GO cr
a a
05 01
08 06
Minnesota Historical Sndetj
06 03 35
OG 04 46
07 05 57
09 07 79
10 09 1 00
11 10 1 11
12 12 32
Parcels will be delivered at all free
delivery offices and to patrons resid
ing on rural and star routes. The
parcels may be registered and ac
corded special dehveiy service on
payment of the usual fees, and they
may be insured against loss in an
amount equivalent to their actual
value, but not to exceed $25, upon
payment of a fee of five cents.
Distinctive stamps mu st be used
on all parcels,, but they may be
mailed in quantities of not less than
2,000 identical pieces without
stamps affixed, the postage to be
paid in money.
North Star Collage at Warren
The people of the bustling village
of Warren, the county seat of Mar
shall county, are justly proud of the
Noith Star college located there.
The building was formally dedicated
last Friday. Among the speakers
were James Hill, who delivered a
very fine address. Oui old friend,
Rev. G. Wahlund, formerly of Spring
Lake. Iasnti county, is mainly re-
sponsiDle for tn college, and it is a
monument to his untiring energy and
enterprise. Although the college was
founded by the Swedish Lutherans it
has received substantial suppoit from
people of all denominations. Th
college cost $50,000, is a beautiful
building and will care for 400 stu
dents new buildings will be added
as occasion lequires. Mr. Hill is a
believer in small colleges and, in his
speech, he intimated that he would
do something handsome for the
North Star college.
Mr. Stoneburg Retires.
By mutu al consent the mercantile
firm of Gillespie & Stoneburg of
Cambridge has dissolved partnership,
and Mr. E. Gillespie will continue
the business. Owing to ill health
Mr. Stoneburg needs a rest from the
care and worry of business and, with
his family, he intends to spend the
winter in California. The relations
between the partners have always
been the most cordial and the firm
has built up an extensive and profit
able business it could not be other
wise, for Mr. Gillespie and Mr.
Stoneburg are both square men and
royal good fellows. That Mr. Stone
burg may return to Minnesota in the
spring completely restored in health
is the fervent wish of his host of
friends throughout the state.
All Home Print.
Last week our Milaca contempo
rary, the Times, discarded "patent
insides'' and appeared as an all-home
printed paper. We congratulate the
Times on the change. Were it not
for "patent insides" many country
papers could not exist, and, as a rule,
the pate nt pages contain interesting
reading matter. But there is a
sameness about all of it, and the
average reader hardly ever glances at
tr$ 1 1 it inn iiiiTiiiiui I IIJII ii 11 rrr'
the inside pages of a country paper.
I is a source of consolation to a
country publisher to edit and con
trol every page of his paper, even if
it is not o'er profitable. The Times
is a live, progressive country news
paper and is deserving ot the success
is has achieved.
Arrested for Child Desertion.
Acting upon information phoned
to the Minneapolis police departme nt
on Tuesday by Sheriff Shockley, an
officer arrested Leo Jopp as he left
the down train upon that day.
I appears that on Monday evening
Jopp, with one of his children, ar
rived in Princteon from Carver coun
ty and, going to the home 'of Mrs.
Koos, where his wife, from whom he
is separated, is staying, he opened
the door, thiust the child into the
house, and ran awaj. was fol
lowed some distance by one of the
Boos boys, but the night was dark
and he escaped.
Sheriff Shockley was notified and
he, securing a warra nt for Jopp upon
the charge of child desertion, went
to the depot on Tuesday morning in
anticipation that Jopp would board
the down train. As Jopp did not
appear the sheriff phoned Hany
Pratt at Zimmerman, who later re
plied that Jopp had entered the
train at that point. Thereupon
Sheriff Shockley phoned to police
headquarters at Minneapolis describ
ing the man, and an officer was dis
patched to the depot to arrest Jopp.
He was taken into custody and
locked up pending the arrival of
Sheriff Shockley, who went to Min
neapolis yesteiday and secured his
A hearing was being had in Jus
tice Norton"s court when the Union
went to press.
Santa Claus at the Bazaar.
Santa Claus has selected the Ba
zaar for his headquarters, which
shows his good judgment.
We have a grand display of to\s.
dolls, fancy boxes, fancy china lamps,
Christmas decorations, scaifs, hand
kerchiefs, mufflers, stationery, books,
confectionery, and numerous other
things suitable for gifts.
On Saturday we will make a spe
cial price on dolls on Tuesday on art
goods and ladies' scarfs and caps on
Wednesday on handkerchiefs, muf
flers and ribbons. Further announce
ments will appear in next week's
Prices this year are lower than ever
before in our experience of toy sell
ing. N matter wh at you want in
Christmas goods come here first. We
have it and the price is lower than
elsewhere. Mrs. E. Griffith.
Earl Hatch Succeeds Grover Umbehocker
A the regular monthly meeting of
the village council on Tuesday even
ing Earl Hatch was appointed re
corder to succeed Grover Umbehock
er, resigned, for the unexpired term.
Mr. Umbehocker has made a first
class recorder, but in consequence of
his business interests he could not
afford to devote the time required
to the affairs of the office. Mr.
Hatch, who succeeds him, is a young
attorney and a man fully competent
to fulfill the requisite duties.
D. A. McBae and L. C. Hummel
weie chosen as the auditing com
mittee of the council, a number of
bills weie allowed, and the body ad
Band Concert December 19.
The Citizens' band, consisting of
25 pieces, will give a concert and
dance in Brands' opera house on the
evening of Thursday. December 19.
This band was organized three years
ago and, under the instruction of
Professor Heinzemann, it has ad
vanced to a point where it is second
to no organization of its size in the
northwest. Every one is tendered
an invitation to the concert and ball
and, as the proceeds will be used for
purchasing new music, etc., a liberal
patronage should be accorded.
Indians Will Have to Wait.
The house committee on Indian
affairs, in the appropriation bill
framed last Saturday, did not ap
prove the recommendation of the
secretary of the interior to set aside
$15,000 for the purpose of buying al
lotments for the 300 Mille Lacs In
dians now living in the lake country.
I is likely that the matter will now
go over to the long session of con
Elwell Project Voted Down.
The board of commissioners of
Anoka county voted down the so
called Central avenue road proposi
tion at a meeting last Saturday.
Senator Elwell made an argu
ment in favor of the highway and
Roe G. Chase of the Anoka Herald
i led the opposition with a plea in be-
half of justice to the remainder of
the county. urged that the town
boards of the county send represen
tatives to meet with the board of
commissioners to map out a fair
county system of roads to be built
within the next five years, and to
Arid out exactly what could be ex
pected from the state and what the
county would have to do to secure it.
By this plan, said Mr. Chase, "Anoka
county as a whole would profit and
not merely one section. The logical
argument of Mr. Chase decided the
commissioners to vote down the
A Talk to the Pupils.
On Monday of this week C.
Du nn gave a talk of 45 minutes be
fore the high school and eighth
grades of our village schools. His
subject was, 'How Laws Are Made.''
introduced his subject by giving
a short account of the state consti
tution, dwelling on some of the more
important features ot the same, and,
among other things, showing that all
laws must be consistent with the
state constitution and likewise with
the United States constitution.
then dwelt upon the method by
which the legislature passes laws,
the introduction ot a bill into either
house, the referring to the proper
committee, its consideration by the
committee of the whole, and its
final passage after the third reading.
He said that, under the constitu
tion, revenue bills must originate in
the house of representatives.
also briefly discussed the referendum,
saying that we now have the refer
endum to a certain extent. The
constitution of the state cannot be
changed except by a vote of the peo
ple likewise in some instances bonds
cannot be issued except by a vote of
the people.
The subject that he discussed is
one that every boy and girl should be
conversant with, and the pupils
listened with close attention. Mr.
Du nn is an interesting speaker, and
he showed himself fully conversant
with the subject, and the only thing
lacking was time, for, as he said, he
could only touch the high spots, but
he was so clear in wh at he said that
the pupils were able to follow him
very easily.
Beside the address by Mr. Du nn
the male quartet, consisting of
Messrs. Ewing, Radeke, Fredericks
and Briggs, rendered three or four
very pleasing selections, Mrs. Ewing
playing the accompaniments. The
quartet brought down the house, as
usual, and the pupils insisted on
several encores.
The next talk will be during the
early part of the winter term and
will be given by County Superintend
nt Ewing.
Auction Sale.
A public sale will be held in the
sample room, three doors east of the
Princeton postoffice, on Saturday,
December 14, at 2 p. m., when the
following goods, and numerous other
articles, will be offered:
About 35 suits, 25 coats and vests,
one lot of men's pants, one lot ol
ladies' furs, one lot of odd vests, one
lot of children's coats.
We bought these goods from E D.
Byers lor 20 cents on the dollar and
they will be sold to the highest bid
ders. Nothi ng reserved. Here is a
chance to buy good merchandise at
jour own price.
E. Kelson & Co., Owners.
T. J. Kaliher, Auctioneer.
School Report.
Report of district 3Gerth school
for the month ending November
28: Number of days taught, 18
number enrolled, 40. Those present
every dayEmma Hoeft, Ot to and
Alfred Dalchow, Minnie, Anna and
Theodore Peterson, Esther and Id a
Meyer, Lillian and Ames Lundgren,
Wanda and Olga Hamann, Gertrude
and Martha Strauch, Helen and Otto
Rick, Henry Gebert, Emil Mueller
and Emil Riebe. Those perfect in
spellingMinnie Peterson, Wanda
Hamann, Helen Rick and Henry
Gebert. E Jaenicke, Teacher.
Albert Anderson ^of Milaca was
operated upon by Dr. Cooney on
Saturday for appendicitis and is get
ting along nicely.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. E. Quinlan of Princeton on
December 7 and a daughter to Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Gerth of Germany
on December 10.
Mrs. Erick Stark underwent a
surgical operation last Thursday.
Albert Hanson and Adolph Sche
din, both of Milaca, underwent
surgical operations last week.
Emanuel Swenson of Dalbo is at
the hospital for medical treatment. I
John Skretting, a Resident of Opstead
for 23 Years, Dies From Effect
1 of Stroke of Paralysis.
N. M. Nelson, a Respected Glendorado
Farmer, Aged 41 Years, Also
I Called to His Reward.
Our correspondent at Opstead sends
us the following account of the death
of John Skretting, who had resided
in the lake country for 23 years:
The sad news spread through Op
stead and surrounding towns on
Thursday evening, December 5, that
John Skretting had passed away. On
the preceding day he sustained a
slight stroke ot paralysis and Dr.
Swennes was summoned from Wah
kon, but upon the day of his death
he seemed to be improving and was
out of bed conversing with the mem
bers of his family, who had no idea
that his end was so near. A 6
o'clock in the evening, howe\er, he
suffered another attack and from
this- he failed to rally.
John Skretting was born in Nor
way on March 27, 1859, and came to
Ameiica in 1881, first settling in
Fillmore county, Minnesota, where
he remained thiee years. then
went to South Dakota and took up a
claim but returned to Fillmore
county in 1885, where he was mar
ried to Miss Ellen Bendickson. I
1886 he went back to his South Da
kota claim. I the fall of 1889 he
came to Mille Lacs county and took
up his residence at Opstead, where
he lived, with the exception of three
years he was engaged in the general
merchandise business in Fillmore
county, until his death. is sur
vived by his wife and 11 children.
The children are Mrs. O. C. Ander
son, Christine, Bertha, Edward,
Bernt, Henry, Rasmus. Sophie, Mar
tin. "Clara and Mildred. also
leaAes three grandchildren, three
brothersHelwick Skretting and
Michael Rasmussen of Idun, Aitkin
county, Minn. and one brother in
Noi\i&y. His aged mother also lives
in. Norway.
Mr. Skretting was a practical
farmer, owning and operating the
largest farm in Opstead. was
also a dealer in real estate and farm
implements. Last week the local
branch of the American Society of
Equity selected him as its business
agent in consequence of his untiring
work for that association. As a bus
iness man he was known for his
square dealing with his fellowmen
and his scrupulous honesty. I was
through his efforts that the Opstead
potoffice was established and he was
appointed its first incumbent.
was also the first clerk of district 15,
and held the office to the time of his
death. was an active member of
the Norwegian Luther an church, an
affectionate husband and father, a
good neighbor and faithful friend
who will be greatly missed. Hi wife
and family have the ^sincere sympa
thy of the entire community.
Nels W. Nelson.
Nels M. Nelson died at his home
in Glendorado on ht evening of Fri
day, December 6, aged 41 years. His
death was caused by diabetes, from
which he had suffered for about two
Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. E Langseth in the Nor
wegian Luther an church, Glendora
do, on Tuesday afternoon, and the
obsequies were largely attended.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife,
two sons,Ernest and Walter,an
aged mother, and one brother who
resides in Seattle, Wash. Deceased
had lived in Glendorado for over 30
years and was well liked in the com
munity. was a progressive farm
er, honest and upright in his deal
ings, and had held public office in
his town upon several occasions.
Nrs. Walters Improving.
The many friends of Mrs. Ot to
Walters will be pleased to learn that
she is rapidly recovering, und er the
skillful treatment of Dr. Cooney and
the careful attenti on of the efficient
nurses at the Northwestern hospital."
Mrs. Walters was a very sick woman
in fact her life was despaired of, and
her husband is now one of the Jaap
piest men on earthhe expects his
wife home for a Christmas present.
Should Have Been Jailed.)
For the neglect of his team of
horses, Wm. Gallagher was arrested
Friday night and put under $50
bonds to appear for trial on Monday.
Saturday he appeared and pleaded
guilty, paying a fine of S8.50. This
is the first action by the new humane
society of Royalton. The society is
fs wgpiirtS*^s
organized to do business along this
line whenever it finds misuse, abuse
or neglect of dumb brutes.Royalton
I organizing a humane society
Royalton sets a splendid example
for other villages to follow. Were a
society of this sort organized in
every village in the state blackguards
who mercilessly whip and otherwise
illtreat the ir horses, and are cruel to
dumb animals in general, would get
their just dues if detected in their
nefarious acts by any memb er of the
Pensioning Ex-Presidents.
The audacity of Andrew Carnegie's
offer to pension future ex-presidents
of the United States made the nation
gasp once or twice and then break out
in Homeric laughter. It is doubtful if
there will ever be an ex-president with
so little self respect that he would
accept charity from such a source, and
even if there should be the nation
would not permit it The incident
may serve oue good purpose, however.
It may arouse congress to provide
some dignified and fitting support for
those who have held our highest office.
A bill has already been introduced
to make ex-presidents members of the
house, but without a vote. The rea
son the vote is withheld is that to be
stow it would require a constitutional
amendment. For giving the house the
benefit of their experience their re
muneration under this measure would
be $17,500 per year. It has also been
suggested that they be given a seat in
the senate. One man would make
them members of both houses. That
might be a happy solution, but even
a former president is hardly numerous
enough to be in two places at once.
It seems a pity that the United
States has not a body corresponding
to the Japanese elder statesmen. This
would be an ideal berth for presidents
out of a job. All this aside, our for
mer chief magistrates have managed
fairly well, thank you. and can proba
bly do so in future, even without a
pension. At any rate, they have cut
a vastly more dignified figure than
they would have done accepting 'char
ity from a private individual. If they
require assistance it should be given
by nothing less and by nobody less
than the entire nation.
Highland Strategy.
Sandy McDougal was a braw lad of
12. One day he fell off the roof and
broke his leg. Hi parents carried
him ben th' hoose and stretchit him
on the bed, where he graned and
grat while the doctor was sent tor.
When the doctor came Sandy dina
want him to touch his leg for fear
it would hurt. But the doctor ex
plained that it ma un be done.
"Whilk leg is it, Sandy, lad?"
spiered the doctor.
"This ane," whined Sand).
The doctor seized the ankle, pit
his fut in Sandj 's oxter, and gied
the leg sic a jerk that the lad was
nighed pu'ed in two. yammert
like a bogie. Then the doctor put
on a bit of bandage and went awa.
"Did it hurt, laddie?" asked the
auld feyther.
"Nae sae muckle as it micht,"
answered the lad grinning. I was
na sic a ule as to gie him ma sair
leg."Cleveland Plain Dealer.
How to Save Money.
Extendi ng 30 days from the date
of this publication I will give a dis
count on everything in my line of
harness, robes, blankets, whips, etc.
Don't miss this opportunity, as it is
plain to you that you can save money
by purchasing within the time
Harness dipped for one dollar a
set. Harness made to order. Re
pairing neatly and promptly done.
Wm. Neely,
The Harness Man Who Gives You
Honest Goods for Your Money.
Dated December 12, 1912. 51-tfc
Masons Elect Officers.
The local Masonic lodge last even
ing elected the following officers for
the ensuing year: Worshipful mas-,
ter, M. M. Stroeter senior warden,
Plaas junior warden, D. A
McRae secretary, Rufus Morton
treasurer, C. Herdliska,
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the Princeton postoffice on Decem
ber 9, 1912: Mr. Herman Trippert,
Mr. Frank M. Smith, Mrs. D. Flex
ton, Fred Schaley. Please call for
advertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, M.
Get Busy.
For sale or trade, the Monticello
Bakery and Restuarant. A good
i business for little money. Good
{reasons for selling. Furniture and
complete outfit. Call and look it
over. We can probably make a deal.
See Dubeau at the Batkery, Monti
cello, Minn. ite
Shure, Mike.
We take it that Bros. R. C. Dunn
and Sam Langum admit that Taft is
defeated.Le Sueur News.
Or a Drunken One.
Some of the names of cities, towns
and forts in Turkey look as if they
had been set up by a blind compos
itor.Stillwater Gazette.
We Taste'Em Now.
Attorney General Smith says the
corrupt practices act is bad because
it prohibits a candidate from giving
away a cigar. I isn't the act that's
bad, Mr. Smith, it's most of the
cigars.Thief River Falls Times.
Pure Cussedism.
A exchange asks: 'Was it pro
gressivism or was it Rooseveltisin
that animated so many voters in the
last election?" Neither one, broth
er, neither one. I was just pure
cussedism.Madison Independent
"Old Put Would Wipe It Out.
Some necessary legislation is to
repeal a part of the corrupt practices
law and eliminate the balance. If
there was ever a foolish piece of
legislation perpetrated on a suffering
public it is it and then some.Gran
ite Falls Tribune.
Right, as Usual, Colonel.
One can always tell the character
of a person by the company he
keeps. When newspapers and poli
ticians side in with the Big Inter
ests it is evident they are rceeiving
pay for their work from that source.
Lake Crystal Union.
They Have.
Now if Jack Jackson, negro pug,
had married Lucille Cameron in Mis
sissippiwell, there would be one
less black pugilist in the world. We
can't help thinking that those south
erners have some fairly good ideas
after^ajL^-Daily Virginian.
A Useless Adjunct.
We hope that" the forthcoming
session of the legislature will abolish
grand juries. The body is a useless
adjunct to official life, and should be
called together only when the judges
decide that some investigation is
necessary.Biwabik Times.
$- "5
Woman's Resourcefulness.
A woman can take a box of corn
starch and make a dessert that will
put the whole family in a good
humor. Then she can take what is
left in the box and go into the bath
room and make herself look ten
years younger.Carlton Yidette.
More Office-Seekers Than Voters.
The returns show that less than
seven million people voted for Wil
son, yet considerably more than that
number are now seeking federal jobs.
There is nothing on earth so attrac
tive as an official title and a govern
ment salary.Belle Plaine Herald.
He's a Vacillating Mugwump.
Senator Moses E. Clapp stated in
a recent speech that he is neither a
republican nor a progressive and
that the people should be able to
tell from his previous speeches where
he stands. His, refusal to state his
position clearly and unmistakably,
and his declaration that he is
neither a republican nor a progress
ive, leaves the way open to the be
lief that he is a democrat. Can this
be true?Little Falls Transcript.
The Old Duffer Was Inside.
A story which Dr. Boyd Carpenter
has been heard to recount concerns
an occasion when he was to perform
the ceremony at a very smart wed
ding in a London church. A usual,
a great crowd of people stood about
the doors and lined up on either
side of the strip of red carpet. Mag
nificent carriages and motor cars
rolled up and disgorged the splendidly
dressed guests, but at the end of a
long string of equipages came a de
plorable ramshackle old four-wheeler.
I drew up gloomily opposite the
strip of red carpet.
A couple of policemen dashed at
the cabby.
"Here, bi!" they shouted. "You
can't stop here!" The bishop's just
The old cabman regarded them
with a scornful eye.
"Keep yer 'airon! I'v got the
hold duffer inside!"
And Dr. Carpenter opened the door
and stepped out.The Straud,
NO. 51

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