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Anniversary Will Be Observed With Special Services In the Various Churches of Princeton. Sunday School Children Will dive En- tertainments and Christmas Trees Will Be Provided. Congregational. The regular Christmas services will be held next Sunday. In the morning the subject of Rev, Fisher's sermon will be, "The Word Made Flesh," and in the evening, "The Room in the Inn." A program of especially selected music, under the direction of Mrs. H. C. Cooney, will be rendered at the morning service, as follows: Organ Prelude Engleman*s March in Mrs. B. Soule. Song "Peace on Earth" Choiri Quartet. Vocal Solo Angel's Christmas Song Marguerite Byers. Offertory Melody in Kockwell Organ Postlude Groupe of Christmas Songs Mrs. B. Soule. A cantata entitled,"The Rejuve nation of Santa Claus, in two acts, will be presented by the children of the Sunday school on Christmas eve, December 24, and a very pleasing entertainment is anticipated. Fol lowing the cantata Santa Claus will distribute the presents from the Christmas tree. The cast of charac ters in the cantata is hereunder given: Santa Claus M. L. Cormany Mrs. Santa Claus Dorothy Dickey Tucker, the Toymaker Donald Kawn Jarvis, the Schoolmaster.. .Chas. Umbehocker Jack Morley, Pupil Kenneth Howard Widow Smith Nora Bryson Molly Ann Smith $dith Earley John William Smith Stanley Mathis Mary Ellen Smith Florence Gerrish Jinnie May Smith Vivian Starff Larry Smith Wayne Turner Winter SpritesChester Cooney, Roy Swan son, Earl Engebretson. Morris Davis. Messengers of Peace and LoveBoys and Girls of Sunday School. Methodist. Christmas services will be held next Sunday and the pastor, Rev. Emerson Service, will in the morn ing take for the subject of his dis course, "The Christmas Baby" and in the evening, "From the Manger to the Throne." There will be special music by the choir under the direction of Mrs. A. Caley, with Misses Svarry and Walker organists. Sunday school will convene at 11:45 a. m., with Adna Orton superinten dent, and a brotherhood class at the close of the sermon. The Epworth league will meet at 7 p. m., with Miss Eleanor Anderson leader. Prayer meeting next Thursday even ing at 7:30 in the lecture room. There will be no services on Christ mas day. Christmas exercises will be given by the children of the Sunday school on Christmas eve, Tuesday, De cember 24, beginning at 7:30 o'clock sharp. There will also be a Christ mas tree, and at the close of the pro gram Santa Claus will distribute the gifts which will be suspended from the tree. The program for the en tertainment is given hereunder: Chorus School Exercise, "Little Snow Birds" Primary Recitation Leroy Applegate Song Primary Exercise "The King of Heaven," Mrs. Shrode's Class. Recitation Mary Ross Recitation... Beatrice Larson Song Hazel Orton Song Margaret, Hazel and Olive Orton Recitation Doris and Dorothy Howard Recitation .Carl Windblad Selection... Male Quartet Exercise ."Last Years Christmas Gift" Recitation Gertrude Bishop Recitation Allen Henschel Song Young Ladies of the School Recitation Elliot Radeke Exercise Three Little Speeches Exercise Three Little Candles Song Mrs. Moore's Class Recitation Bertha Hatcher Recitation .Ethel Henschel Recitation.... Lloyd Saxon Selection Male Quartet Exercise "Love Christmas Stocking" Mrs. Moore's Class. Chorus School Exercise, "The Christmas Box,".. Primary Song Elliot Radeke Song, "SantaClausis Coming," ...Primary Catholic. Special services have been prepared at St. Edward's Catholic church for the worthy celebration of the high festival of the nativity of our Lord. Three masses will be celebrated on that day, the first one at 6 o'clock a. m., a high mass commonly known as the "Christmass or Mass of Christ1'whence the name Christmas for this festival a low,mass at 8:30 and a high mass at 10:30. Sermon at both the early and late mass. "Visitations of God to Man" will be the subject of the sermon at the 6 a. m. mass and "The Stable at Bethle- hem'' at the 10:30 mass. Special music? has been prepared for this occasion by the choir, under the able leadership of Mrs. Caley. The church edifice will be arrayed in evergreens and the altar in select flowers. A large Christmas crib,, rep resentative of the cave at Bethlehem, tfhe birthplace of our Savior, with shepherds and their sheep, will be put up in the sanctuary of the church to recall vividly to mind the great event at Bethlehem 1900 years ago. In the evening, at 7:30, rosary devotion, Litany, sermon and bene diction, with the blessed sacrament. Everybody is always welcome to the church services. German Lutheran. The customary Christmas services will be conducted by Rev. Eugene Ahl at 10:30 o'clock next Wednesday morning and on the preceding even ing (Christmas eve) a Christmas tree will be provided and an entertain ment given by the Sunday school children. The exercises will begin at 6:30. Ser rices will also be held on Thursday morning, December 26 Second Christmas day. German LutheranTown of Princeton. Rev. Otto Strauch will hold ser vices at 10:30 in the morning of Christmas day and on the evening of December 24 there will be a Christ mas tree, and program by the Sun day school children. Upon the morn ing of the day following Christmas there will be services at 10:30 o'clock. A Letter From Florida. A letter from Oscar Steinbach, who went to Haines City, Fla., where he owns land, last week, says that when he reached there the ther mometer registered 80 degrees in the shade"just like Fourth of July weather up north." Among other things he says: *'The orange crop is very good and large quantities of the fruit have been sent north. Florida is booming and homeseekers from all parts of the United States are here, quite a number from Kenyon, Mtan. The sweet potato crop averages 250 bushels to the acre, that is the early varietythe late variety will not be dug until after Christmas. The lakes abound with fish and it is a pleasureespecially for a northerner to be out upon the water at this time of year. The land here is roll ing, with some fine timber on it, mostly pine, but bunches of live oak here and there. I could not get along without the Union." Goes to Jail. Leo Jopp, who was arrested and brought before Justice Norton on a charge of child desertion, was unable to furnish the bonds required ($500), and was consequently taken to the Hennepin county jail by Sheriff Shockley to await the finding of the grand jury at the April, 1913, term of court. The statute provides a penalty of one year's imprisonment for the offense with which Jopp is charged. Jopp's father arrived here from Carver county last Friday evening and it was expected that he would go bail for his son, but upon being told the nature of the case the old gentleman flatly refused. Hence Jopp will have to be boarded until the next term of court at the ex pense of Mille Lacs county. The Land of Their Fathers. A Washington correspondent quotes Wadena, chief of the Mille Lacs band of Chippewas, as saying: "Many, many years ago our fathers came to the great Mille Lacs lake in Minnesota many generations of our people have lived here, and their bones are resting here. Our ances tors have shed their blood for the tract where we now wish to spend our remaining days. "And now we are resolved that come what may, our bones shall be buried here so that we shall rest with our fathers. If the great gov ernment of the United States re moves us to White Earth it must be done by force, and if this force suc ceeds we will find our way back to many mirrored Mille Lacs, as we have done before, A Close Contest. The recount in the 47th legislative district resulted in gains for, Hon-. Charles A. Gilman. The friends of Joseph H. Coates claim he is elected by one vote. On the other hand Mr. Gilman's friends claim that several doubtful votes were counted for Mr. Coates and that he was not entitled to the same. The house will decide which of the two is entitled to the seat. It is passing strange though that Mr. Coate's majority has been reduced from over 40 to 1, and that all the errors in counting should have been made in his favor. The contest ought to be disposed of in short order by the house. Dennis Kaliher Die's at His Home In the Village of Princeton at the Age of 6o Years. Mrs. August Jaenicke of Prindeton Town and Miss Freer of flilaca Also Answer Summons. Dennis A. Kaliher passed away at his home in this village at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon, December 13, following a period of sickness which begun last March. A little ovei* a month ago Mr. Kaliher was taken worse and decided to go to Asbury hospital, Minneapolis, where he" un derwent an operation. The operation relieved him of pain but the sur geons who performed it said that he would not long survive. He re mained at the hospital for three weeks arid was then brought to his home in Princeton. Twelve days after his return he succumbed. The cause of -death was cancer of the stomach. The funeral was held from St. Edward's Catholic church, of which Mr. Kaliher was a member, last Monday morning, the services being conducted by the pastor, Rev. Joseph Wihenbrink, who paid a high tribute to the memory of the decedent. The pallbearers were Ray, Arthur, Verne and George Kaliher, and William and Joseph Dugan,, all nephews of the deceased. A large number of rela tives and friends attended the solem nities and followed all that was mortal of this worthy citizen to the grave at Oak Knoll. Dennis A. Kaliher was born at Dunkirk, N. Y., on August 28, 1852, and, with his parents, moved to Minnesota in 1858, settling in Anoka county. After a residence of four years there the family moved onto a farm in Blue Hill, Sherburne county. There he lived until July 1, 1873, when he was married to Miss Jennie Larkiri, and took up his residence on a farm which he pur chased in Livonia. He continued to live on that farraruntil 1900, when he came to Princeton and remained un til his death. His wife died in 1905. He is survived by eight children, viz., Eugene W., Little Falls Thomas J., Princeton Martin J., California .Lawrence and Herbert, Bemidji Mrs. ~K. Thomas, Foley Kathryn, Princeton and Earl, Pierz: all of whom attended the funeral with the exception of Mar tin. He also leaves three brothers and two sistersJohn and William, Princeton Michael, Blue Hill Mrs. Nora Dugan, Baldwin and Mrs. Agnes Buck, Greenbush. Among those who attended the obsequies from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dziuk, Duelm Mr. and Mrs. John Donovan, Foley and Norris Thomas and sister, Foley. Dennis Kaliher was a man who, by hard work and thrift, had accumu lated sufficient of the world's goods to be independent in his declining years. However, he was not a man who idled away his timer-he was usually engaged in some occupation or other. Until within a few months of his death he was in vigorous health and he was always ambitious. Then, again, he was a man of socia bilityalways jolly and ready to tell a story or crack a joke. He was the embodiment of good nature and everyone was his friend In the death of Dennis Kaliher his children lose a kind, indulgent father and the village of Princeton a most worthy citizen. The Union is sorry, indeed, that God should have seen fit to re move this genial spirit from among those who loved him. The life of our departed friend most admirably reflects the standard set by the poet when he said: "So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan that.moves To that mysterious realm where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death. Thou go not like the quarry-slave at nighty Scourged to his dungeon but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams." Mrs. August Jaenicke. Following a painful illness extend ing over a period of seven months, Mrs. August Jaenicke passed to that realm where suffering ceases dri Sat urday, December 14. Her husband had obtained for her the best medical treatment possible, but it proved futilethere was no way of saving her life. The cause of Mrs. Jaen icke's death was cancer. Funeral services were conducted in the Princeton German Lutheran church, by the Rev. Eugene Ahl on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 true to his social, business and politi I o'clock and the interment was in cal friends. OakfKnoll cemetery. The obsequies wereJargely attended, among those present being a number of relatives from outside towns, and a profusion of flowers covered the casket. MJ?S. August Jaenicke,' whose maiden name was Augusta Louise Schmidt, was born in New Wedel, Germany, on March 8, 1857. and was married in Berlin on June 13, 1881. Witli, her husband, Mrs. Jaenicke came to America in 1882 and settled near Carver, in Carver county, this st^tjsi, where she lived three years. T^S family then moved to.Arlington andi|ivedrthefel3 I years, after which theyfsettled on a farm in Princeton tb#j|shlps and Mrs. Jaenicke lived theNe until the time of her death. -Shells survived by her husband and tentshildren, the children being Mrs. GhuSrlua, Lombard, 111. Charles Jaerj|cke, Princeton village Mrs. Reiify Schmidt, jr., Princeton town ship| (Annie, Willie, Freda, Richard, Herman, Herbert and Ella Jaenicke, who}reside at home. She also leaves six brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Jaenicke was a woman well beloved by all who knew her. She was a kind and loving wife and mother who Will be greatly missed and iWhose memory will be cherished by the dear ones she has left be hind. Henrietta J. Freer. Miss Henrietta J. Freer died at the home of her brother, Judge R. W. Freer, in Milaca on Thursday, December 12, at 9:45 a. m. The remains were brought to Prince ton :on Tuesday morning and ser vice!, conducted by Rev. J. O. Fisljer, were held in the Congrega tional church. Several members of the jKedron chapter, order of East ern Star, Princeton, a lodge to which deceased belonged, were in attend ance at the obsequies, and a pretty O. JE. S, emblem was among the marly floral offerings. The interment waslin Oak Knoll cemetery. Miss Freer was born in New York statie in 1848 and, with her parents, came to Minnesota in 1850. The family first located in St. Paul, and three years later moved to Scott cbuiiiyif From there, in 1890, Miss Freer went to the state of Washing tovt-MA then to Montana. In 1903 she took up her residence with her brother, R. W. Freer, in Princeton township, and remained a member of his household until her death. She is survived by one brother, R. W. Freer, and two sisters, Mrs. Dean of Sandstone, and Mrs McCollum of Portland, Ore. Miss Freer was a school teacher by professsion and followed that calling for many years, at one time teaching in Princeton. She was not only an excellent instructor, but a lady be loved by all who knew her. The relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Freer, Milaca Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dean and son, Bert, Sandstone Chas. L. Freer, Cove Richard Freer, Monticello G. W. Freer, Opstead and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lease, Foley. Henry F. Brown and E. G. Comstock. Two prominent and old time resi dents of Minneapolis passed from earth within the past few days Henry F. Brown on Saturday even ing and Edgar G. Comstock on Sun day afternoon. Henry F. Brown was born in East Baldwin, Maine, October 10 1837. He came to Minnesota in 1860 and located in Minneapolis. In the early days he lumbered in the Rum river pineries and was well known to many of the old settlers of Princeton and vicinity. Later the scene of his ac tivities was transferred to the upper Mississippi. Until about twelve years ago, when he quit the lumber business, he was regarded as one of the most extensive operators in that line in the Northwest. He was also actively identified with several other large business interests in Minneapo lis, but was best known as a breeder of Shorthorn cattle, and his Brown dale farm, located a few miles out side of Minneapolis, has a nation wide reputation. Edgar Comstock was "also a native of Maine and was bom in Passadumkey, that state, March 4, 1845. He came to Minneapolis in 1870 and engaged in lumbering later he'turned his attention to railroad contract work and was a large em ployer of labor. He served two terms as representative and one term as senator in the Minnesota legislature and figured prominently in political affairs of the state until quite recently. Mr: Comstock was a whole-souled, broad-guage man, one who was ever A FARMER'SACCOUNT Nela Robideau Furnishes Union With Statement of His Receipts and Expenses for the Year. While He Cleared but $203.85 Over Expenses He is Perfectly Sat-' isfled With the Result. Nels Robideau. who operates one of the best farms in Greenbush, makes it a point to keep an accurate account of his receipts and expend itures, so that at the end of every year he will know exactly where he stands financially. I is an excellent idea and one which could be followed, by every farmer in the country to advantage. Mr. Robideau has furnished the Union with a statement of his re ceipts and expenditures covering a period beginning on January 1 1912, and ending December 15, 1912, with a request that the same be pub lished. While he cleared but $203.85 for the period mentioned, he is per fectly satisfied with results. Mr. Robideau has a large family and his expenses are consequently heavy. Among his big items of expenditure is $203.80 for schooling his children, and it gives him more pleasure, he says, to pay out money for this pur pose than for anything else. "All my children," declared Mr. Robi deau, 'shall have a good education even if I do not make a cent of profit for myself." Such men as Mr. Robi deau furnish a good example to the world at large. Hereunder is the statement referred to above: RECEIPTS. Livestock $340.54 Grain and hay 305.68 Butterfat 302.53 Potatoes 421.04 Wood and lumber' 72.88 Total. $1442.67 EXPENDITURES. Schooling 8203.80 Taxes 65.34 Machinery 75.90 Hardware 82.98 Merchandise 628.35 Improvements 52.40 Insurance 30.05 Total Receipts over expenses.. Samuel W. L. $1138.82 8203^85 Red Cross Seals. The First National bank recently received a consignment of Red Cross seals from the Minnesota Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis, and these seals have been placed on saleatScheen's store. Every penny realized from the sale of the seals will be used to advance the great and good work which has been undertaken by the association. These little stamps may be affixed to the backs of letters, or to packages which you send out by mail or ex press. While the expense is trifling to those who purchase the sealsone cent apiecethe millions which are disposed of aid the association ma terially in combating the white plague and caring for those who suffer therefrom. When you mail letters or -send packages bear this in mind and, if you can afford to so do, affix two, or three, or half a dozen seals to each. You will never miss the few cents that you donate to so worthy a cause. The stamping out of tuberculosis has been found by the association to be a difficult task, but statistics show that there is a marked decrease in the death rate from this disease. Seals on sale at Scheen's. Kipp Concert Appreciated. The entertainment given at the high school assembly room on Mon day evening by the Kipp quartet was a decided success. The selections were from the best composers and were well rendered. "March Mili taire," by Schubert, was thoroughly enjoyed as were also the Liszt com positibhs given. "Rhapsodie Hon grbise. No. 2 by Liszt, an exceed ingly difficult work, as every, lover of music knows, was heartily en cored. Rubehstein's 'Melody in F," given.as one of the encores, was very fine, i In addition to the Kipp or chestra Miss Goodwin of Minneapolis gave several readings. Miss Goodwin ranks high as^ elocutionist and her selections ceived weresfoenthusiastically re- Bouquet for County Auditor Doane. County Auditor Doane has received a letter from the public examiner which puts a prominent plume in his cap and shows that the affairs of his office are conducted in a com mendable mariner. Tne letter,, in part, says: 'We are in receipt of Colonel Johnson's report of his examination of the affairs of your county for the period from September 26, 1911, to w"^.?^/'/.,, &&*& *M l4r%-ti?T the close of business' on November 25, 1912, and are much pleased at the conditions disclosed, there being but a few matters to which we de sire to call your attention.'' Report of Village Commission. Following is a report of the earn ings and operating expenses of the water, light and building commission of the village of Princeton for the months of September, October and November, 1912: INCOME. Electric light earnings $2707.42 Water earnings 258.30 Hydrant rentals 131.25 Labor, paid for by consumers. 88.85 Merchandise sold 1109.76 Gross receipts $4355.68 OPERATING EXPENSES. Salaries $558 30 Station expense. 16 09 Station repairs 93*00 Oil and waste *S'Sf Fuel mln Local freight and drayage 54*16 Interest 20 30 Secretary, salary 62.49 Total electric maintenance .$2401.45 WATER MAINTENANCE. Mainsrepairs 97.4Q Total water maintenance 97.40 CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT. Labor line acct S220 i Material line account.... 22B* Improvements 56'go Total construction 8302.72 PROPERTY ACCOUNT. K? andis lool Via Mille Lacs and Princeton. In compliance with a request from Senator Bourne, chairman of the senate committee on postofflces and post roads, Secretary Cooley of the state highway commission has com pleted a map showing two per cent of the highways of Minnesota to which federal aid may possibly be extended in-the near future. Among the roads recommended by Mr. Goo ley is the one from Grand Eapids to the twin cities via Aitkin, the west shore of Mille Lacs lake, Onamia, Milaca, Princeton, Elk Eiver and Anoka. With the exception of a few miles in Aitkin and Itasca coun ties there is a good, passable road all the way between St. Paul and Grand Eapids, and an average expenditure of about $1,500 per mile would put it in excellent shape. G. A. R. Officers Elected. At the regular meeting of Wallace T. Eines post, G. A. E., last Satur day the following officers elected: Commander, F. A. Lowell W. J. Applegate J. V. C. Heath adjutant and quartermaster, A. Z. Norton surgeon, J. A. Stev enson: chaplain, W H. Townsend P. I., A. Z. Norton O. D., Martin Leach O. G., G. H. Chalmers S. M., Robt. O'Brien Q. M. S., Anson Howard. The post meets every sceond Sat urday in the month. Lifelike, Yet Lifeless. A photograph should be the con crete expression of a person in the abstractthough lifeless it should bev lifelike. ThaUs where our por traits make good. 3. L. Payette, The photographer. Studio opposite Bakery, Princeton. .&m& 3S M108.54 2.58 Total property expense. 81111.12 SUMMARY STATEMENT OF EABNIHGS. RECEIPTS. Electric Ught earnings $2707 42 Water earnings 258- 3 0 Hydrant rentals i3i'.25 DISBURSEMENTS. Labor, operating plant $569 45 Fuel consumed, as near as can be figured. gjg no Oil, waste and packing. 78 94 Local freight and drayage 5416 Kopairs ioo'40 Interest 30*30 Miscellaneous expense 16 09 Secretary's salary 62*49 '4*' *_ $3069-97 1717^83 lotal disbursements $1717.83 Net earnings.... $1379.14 i were V. B. S. Concert and Dance Tonight. Tonight, at Brands' opera house, the Citizens'band will give a con cert, to be followed by a dance. The program arranged for the concert consists of selections of the very best musical numbers, embracing classical and popular pieces. Twenty-five pieces will take part in the concert, and eight in the orchestra which will furnish music for the dance. And, it goes without saying, that the dance music will be up to date. "No one who is looking for an even ing's treat should fail to attend. Anoka's Antiquated Telephone System. Anoka's city council has passed a. resolution requesting the Northwest ern Telephone company to install the common battery system itf that- city taking the receiver from the hook calls central. Princeton, hardly half the size of Anoka, has that system on its Tri-Sfete telephones, and it certainly is a great convenience. The Tri-State conipany is always up to-date. By the way the Tri-State has 1,200 phones in Princeton and vicinity. \V '.-^hft*- 1 '*\:*& _., ,_* f- -?4 f\l t" &l 1 r'M'~