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SCHOOLSJ $10,301
State Aid Apportioned and 2,819 Pu-
pils in Mille Lacs Connty Are
Entitled to a Share.
Independent District No. 1 (Princeton)
Gets $2,039.05 and District
13 (nilaca) $1,823 46.
The October, 1913, school appor
tionment for Mille Lacs county
amounts to a total of $10,301.37, de
rived from the following sources:
Apportionment from state, $9,921.-
60 one-half penalty costs and in
terest on real estate taxes, $379.77.
The per capita is $3 6542, the num
ber of pupils entitled to state aid,
2,819, and the total apportionment
is divided among the school distiicts
as follows:
Dist No
2 3 4
6 1
10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18
20. 21
23 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
34 35
39 40
99 76
$3039 05
76 74
369 08
361 77
277 72
146 17
215 60
116 94
248 49
124 25
230 22
200 96
1823 46
694 30
102 32
168 10
124 25
186 37
204 64
153 48
32 89
102 32
80 40
113 28
142 52
102 32
215 60
105 9T
120 59
131 56
157 14
347 15
876 39
109 63
80 40
116 94
29 24
10 97
51 16
10 97
63 55
499 190
46 34 61
56 42
28 22 31
39 28
59 29-
43 95
30 22 32
8 3
$10301 87
Albert Wilhelm Weds.
Albert Wilhelm of Greenbush
and Lena E. Gebert, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. August Gebert of
Bogus Brook, were married on Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock in the
Princeton German Lutheran church.
Rev. Eugene Ahl conducted the im
pressive services which made the
young people man and wife. William
Gebert and Max Kraft were the
groomsmen and Ida Noeske and
Clara Gebert the bridesmaids.
The bride was gowned in a pretty
creation of white silk and the brides
maids in dresses of pink crepe.
Bride and bridesmaids carried
bouquets of pink and white carna
At the conclusion of the cere
monies at the church the bridal
party drove to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. August Gebert, where a boun
teous wedding dinner was served to
many of the friends and relatives of
the contracting parties and the
event was duly celebrated. The
presents received by Mr. and Mfs.
Wilhelm were numerous and valu
Albert Wilhelm, the groom, is a
young man of excellent character
who by hard work has acquired a
fine farm in Greenbush and furnished
in modern style the house thereon,
and his bride is a young lady skilled
in the duties required of a farmer's
wife. Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm are
now comfortably ensconced in their
The Union extends its heartiest
congratulations and wishes the
newlyweds a long life of uninter
rupted happiness.
Dedication of Procathedral.
Archbishop John Ireland officiated
on Sunday night at the civic opening
of the new procathedral in Minne
apolis, delivering a lecture on the
subject, "Why Churches and Church
going People?" An audience of
2,500 friends of all denominations ex
tended the venerable prelate an
A stirring call to the average good
citizen from forgetfulness of the
homage due his Creator was voiced
by the archbishop. He declared that
the future looks dark for a people
who attempt to fight the battle of
life outside the church in forgetful
ness of God. Reasons for churches
and church-going people were dealt
with in the light of the leavening
effect of religion on race advance
A Contest ol Strength.
Yesterday morning a contest of
strength between J. W. Kennedy of
Iowa and Charley Palm of Princeton
attracted a number of people to the
alley back of C. H. Nelson's store.
It appears that Kennedy made a bet
of five dollars with Palm that he
could carry, drag or otherwise re
move the said Palm from the plat
form at the rear of the Svarry borne
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to a distance therefrom of three
blocks The bovs shook hands on
the proposition and the fun com
Kennedy, an ex-professional wres
tler who is muscled like an ox,
started the ball by getting a good
hold on Palm, closing in on his neck
with both legs. Palm's hands were,
however, at liberty, and he obtained
a grip on the seat of Kennedy's
pantaloons. Thus, in the form of a
ball, they rolled down the steps to
the alley, striking the ground not
much the worse for their experience.
Kennedy then grabbed Palm and a
hard tussle commenced, but the
wrestler, being heavier, had a trifle
the advantage and gradually dragged
Palm along in the mud. The latter
was, however, game and put up a
strong resistance with the result that
before Kennedy had dragged him
more than a dozen feet the two
were vestless and almost shirtless
and pantless.
As the tussle proceeded pieces of
gentlemen's wearing apparel, even
unto underclothing, were torn loose
and flung to the breeze. Eventually
Palm gave up the contest but not
until he had been reduced to almost
a state of nudity and was looking
about for a barrel to jump into At
the same time Kennedy's shirt tails
were flapping in the wind, his pants
had, bit by bit, almost disappeared,
and the marshal was observed in the
distance making rapid strides for the
"Down cellar, Jim'" exclaimed
Palm to Kennedy, and both of them
bolted into C. H. Nelson's basement
and donned gunnysacks to enable
them to rush to the Svarry home
uptairs without subjecting them
seves to arrest for attempting the
"back to nature" stunt.
I was a friendly encounter and
furnished a deal of amusement for
the spectatois, but each of the boys
had at least ten dollars' worth of
clothing rent asunder and ruined,
besides acquiring scratches on their
noses, bumps on then heads and
scarified backs.
The Princeton Potato Market.
Last Saturday the potato ware
housemen had a particularly busy
time. Strings of wagons loaded with
the finest kind of murphys were
lined up at the warehouses from 9
o'clock in the morning until after 6
at night and thousands of bushels of
potatoes were received. This week
the rush has not been so great but
many loads have been brought in.
A shortage of refrigerator cars still
prevails and consequently buyers
are shipping no more potatoes than
is absolutely necessary as there is
too great a risk in making long-dis
tance shipments in boxcars at this
The potato shipments from Prince
ton for this season up to November
1 aggregate 635 cars. It is estimated
that not less than 2,000 cars will be
shipped from here before the season
Prices this week in the local mar
ket have been practically the same
as those of last.
Road Job Partly Completed.
What a pity that enough crushed
rock is not forthcoming to complete
that stretch of road in Baldwin that
has been made ready for the rock.
The job is about half finished as far
as rock-surfacing is concerned. A
good job has been done as far as
completed. But the Olson hill is
the worst part of the road, and if
possible it should be rocked this fall.
In any event the incompleted part
of the road should be strawed.
Plenty of straw will keep the road
in passable condition and make a
good foundation for the coating of
rock next spring. It will cost only
a few dollars to do this and the town
of Baldwin should see that it is
done. We sincerely hope that the
rock-surfacing of that road will be
extended a mile further within the
next year or two.
Minnesota Wins From Wisconsin.
By a whirlwind attack that proved
irresistible when it once got started,
the University of Minnesota football
team on Saturday overwhelmed the
Wisconsin eleven and fought its way
to the right to dispute the Western
conference championship with Chi
cago. The final score was 21 to 3 in
favor of Minnesota.
I was a one-sided game a good
deal of the time, except that the
advantage changed from Wisconsin
to Minnesota. The Badgers got a
goal from the field in such a short
time that things looked easily sure
for Wisconsin.
Then came some sturdy defense
work on the part of Dr. Williams' men
and finally a terrific attack that [one-third and the county two-thirds,
swept the Wisconsin line aside or. The Rines hill was cut down two
tore it to pieces seemingly at the feet.
will of the Gopher assailants. Had
it not been for penalties and fumb
ling that hampered the Minnesota
advance at least two more touch
downs would have been added to
their score.
Engineer Pratt Loses Lite.
A telegram was received at the
Union office from LaCrosse, Wis.,
on Tuesday evening stating that
Engineer James H. Pratt, who was
badly crushed in a railroad wreck on
Sunday night, had succumbed to his
injuries. James Pratt was a son of
H. B. Pratt of Elk Lake park, and
was known to a number of people in
this vicinity as he often visited his
father and mother at their home
and became acquainted with many
people who spend the summer at the
lake. Mr. Pratt was about 40 years
of age and is survived by his wife
and one son besides his father and
mother and one brother, and to
them the Union extends its sym
pathy in their hour of sorrow.
The press report of the wreck is as
LaCrosse, Wis., Nov. 3Passenger
train No. 58 on the Chicago, Burling
ton & Qulncy railroad, which left
here at 11 o'clock last night, was
wrecked near Genoa, Wis., at 12*12
a. m., when the locomotive struck a
boulder the size of a boxcar, which
had 'been dislodged by rains and
rolled down the bluff upon the track.
James H. Pratt of LaCrosse, en
gineer, was possibly fatally injured.
His jaw was broken and the side of
his face" crushed. E. A. Evans,
fireman, LaCrosse W. W. Wilson,
porter, and four Italian laborers
were also injured but not fatally.
The miured were hurried to a hospi
tal in LaCrosse and cared for. The
train was made up of a milk car,
two express cars, a smoker and a day
coach, all of which were derailed.
While directing the clearing up of
the wreck, Thomas Huntley, super
intendent of the wrecking crew, fell
off a bridge and sustained broken
ribs and internal injuries. He was
brought to a hospital in LaCrosse
and found to be seriously injured.
Upon being notified of the accident
by telegraph Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
Pratt immediately left for LaCrosse
to be present at their, son's bedside.
Tuberculosis From Milk.
Some of the best work that has
been done by those who are studying
the relation of bovine to human
tuberculosis is by Dr. Park and his
associates. Dr. Park is connected
with the research laboratory of the
department of public health of New
York city. They have recently re
ported a study of 252 tuberculosis
children under five years of age, each
case studied individually. Of these
252 there were 201 due to bacilli of
the human type and 51 to the so-v
called bovine type of the tubercle
germ or about 20 per cent due to
the bovine type. They have also
completed a study of 1.511 cases of
tuberculosis of ail ages, the list in
cluding 78 cases of their own. Of
this total number there were 368
cases among children under five
years of age and of these 368 cases
292 were due to germs of the human
type and 76 to the so-called bovine
type of tubercle germs.
Minnesota Butter in the Lead.
Minnesota won first honors at the
national butter shew last week, not
only capturing the state banner but
the gold and silver medals in the in
dividual competition. Q. N. Peter
son of Rapidan won the gold medal
with a score of 96.83 points, and A.
Camp of Owatonna the silver medal
with a score of 96.50.
The state banner is given for the
highest average of 10 highest scores
and was awarded to Minnesota for
the ninth time on an average of
96 248. Iowa was second with 95.68,
Wisconsin third with 95.43, and
Illinois fourth with 94.48. There
were 551 entries at the national
Our young townsman, Archie
Jones, of the Princeton Co-operative
creamery came out with flying colors
in the competition, his exhibit scor
ing 96.33 points. There were nine
competitors from Minnesota whose
scores were over 96.
lUnes Hill Improved.
The cutting down, claying and
graveling of 45 rods of state highway
No. 21the Rines hill, east of the
villagehas been completed and a
great improvement has been effected
thereby. Harry Mott superintended
the work and Road Expert Kerr,
who made an inspection of the
stretch, declared that a good job had
been performed. The work cost
about $385, of which the town pays
S. P. Babb of Spencer Brook Falls
Down Cellar Stair* and Sus-
tains Serious Injuries.
Undergoes an Operation at Northwest-
ern Hospital but His Chances
for Recovery Are Slight.
Simeon P. Babb of Spencer Brook
fell down a flight of stairs in the
rear of the Evens Hardware com
pany's store at about 10:15 o'clock
on Saturday morning and was dis
covered by Mr. Evens a few minutes
later in an unconscious condition
from the effects of the tall and im
mediately removed to the North
western hospital, where it was found
that his skull was fractured and
that an operation was necessary.
The story of the accident, as related
by Mr. Evens is substantially as
Mr. Evens had occasion to go into
the cellar and at the bottom of the
stairs, with the back of his head on
the brick floor and his legs resting
on the steps, he found Mr. Babb in
an unconscious condition. The hat
of the unfortunate man and two
cans which he evidently held in his
hand at the time of the accident
were a short distance from him on
the floor. It was clearly apparent to
Mr. Evens, who immediately ran up
s&irs and summoned Fred Newton
t|hi assistance, that Mr. Babb had
entered by the back door of the
building with the intention of tak
ing the cans to the tinshop for re
pair but, that for some reason or
otherprobably absentmindedlyhe
had turned to the left instead of go
ing directly ahead, opened the gate
to the cellar and fallen directly to
the bottom of the stairs. That not
more than five minutes had elapsed
after Mr. Babb fell until he was dis
covered Mr. Evens is sure of from
the fact that the boy had been in
the cellar fixing the fire and came
upstairs a few minutes before he
Mr. Evenswent down.
The Union editor made an ex
ar*jnation of the gate, stairs, etc.,
where the accident occurred and
found as1
follows: At the top of the
stairway a heavy gate, with a strong
spring, opening directly toward a
person approaching the cellar that
this gate is 3 feet 3 inches in height
and self-closingthat it would not
remain open unless a heavy weight
were placed against it, which Mr.
Evens said was never done that 14
steps, each with a 12-inch tread and
an 8-inch rise, lead to the cellar,
and that the stairs have a very
gradual slope. From the position in
which Mr. Babb was found it is
evident that he fell directly from
the top to the bottom without strik
ing on either side.
The story that Mr. Babb fell down
the elevator shaft is entirely ground
Mr. Babb is still in a semi-con
scious condition and the chances for
his recovery are slight. Several days
may elapse before it can be de
termined whether he will survive
the injury.
The Income Tax.
The income tax is in effect and
the instructions regarding it have
been sent out from Washington.
While much information is con
tained in the official pamphlet, it
is a document that cannot be digest
ed as easily as a French novel.
The chief points are that if a
single man has an income of over
$3,000 a year or a married man has
one of over $4,000 a tax of 1 per cent
is due the government on the excess,
and that a tax of the same amount
is due from interest on all bonds and
mortgages or deeds of trust or other
similar obligations, including equip
ment, trust agreements, receivers'
certificates of corporations, joint
stock companies or associations and
insurance companies, even though
that interest does not amount to
$3,000 or $4,000 as the case may be.
For example, dividends paid by in
surance copmanies on policies call
for a payment of the tax. However,
the person receiving the dividend
needs to pay no attention to this for
it is one of the cases where the pay
ment is "from source." In other
words the insurance company pays
the tax and deducts the amount
from the dividend.
All taxes on interest are paid'
"from source." In other words
that is where the debtor has it on
the creditor, for the former will
have the satisfaction of not paying
the creditor all of the bill as it will
be his duty to turn over the required
tax to the internal revenue collector,
must be paid "from
source" where they reach the amount
mentioned in the law. Employers
in such cases must pay the tax to
the internal revenue collector. The
tax is due from everybody who comes
under the requirements whether or
not one is a citizen of the United
States or whether or not one resides
in this country so long as the income
is derived from the United States.
In the matter of bonds and mort
gages, etc., it seems to be the pre
vailing belief among bankers that
the government will eventually have
to come to the stamp system, the
same as was used on such documents
during the Spanish-American war,
for the reason that with the compli
cations that are expected to arise
from, the income tax, that will be
about the only way that the matter
can be handled with any degree of"
The Elections.
Late returns show that Massachus
etts, New Jersey and Virginia on
Tuesday elected democratic gover
nors, viz.. David 1. Walsh, James
F. Fielder and Henry C. Stuart,
respectively. Maryland elected Blair
Lee, democrat, to the United States
senate. In New York state the re
publicans elected an associate judge
of the court of appeals, and regained
control of the lower house of the leg
islature with a substantial working
majority over the so-called progres
sives and democrats. William Sulzer
won a seat in the assembly. In New
York city John Purron Mitchel,
fusion nominee for mayor, defeated
the Tammany forces by a plurality
of over 120,000.
William Frazier Dead.
Word was recently received by
Mrs. Robert Neely that William
Frazier, one of the old-timers of
Princeton, had died at a sanatorium
in the state of Washington, where
he had gone to be treated for rheu
matism. One of the attendants
found him dead in a bath tub.
Many years ago Mr. Frazier oper
ated a sawmill where the Umbe
hocker ice house now stands, and
also mills at Bogus Brook and other
places in the country tributary to
Princeton. He went west about 15
years ago but has visited Princeton
since then. He was about 75 years
of age.
Die That Others May Liye.
Thirty hogs a week are being
sacrificed at the state agricultural
college to produce serum that other
hogs may be made immune from at
tacks of cholera which is still preva
lent in the western and southern
counties of Minnesota. Ifcach hog
selected for making the serum must
lose its life in the cause. If the
operation is successful the serum
produced in each case is sufficient to
treat about 500 hogs weighing 100
pounds each, by giving up its life
the serum hog under average con
ditions makes it possible for about
500 hogs to live.
At 8:30 tomorrow morning Mr.
Alfred Nelson and Miss Jennie Whit
ney are to be united in marriage at
the residence of the tetter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Whitnev, in this
village. Mr. Nelson is a progressive
young farmer of Walnut Grove, Red
wood county, where Miss Whitney
has taught school for several terms.
The bride-to-be is a native Prince
ton girl, beloved and respected by
all who have the pleasure of her
acquaintance. In advance the Union
wishes the pair a long and happy
married life.
Baseball Club Meets.
A meeting of the Princeton base
ball club was held on Monday even
ing and Treasurer Goulding's report
showed the neat balance of $137.93 in
the strongbox. Fred Newton, Frank
Goulding and C. E. Hill were re
elected directors, Art Roos manager
and S. P. Skahen captain. The club
had a most successful year aad prep
arations are already being made for
insuring a strong team for 1914. Let
us encourage the boys for they have
made good.
A Scientific Boy Farmer.
That 12-year-old North Dakota
boy, Henry Granlund, is some
farmer. Besides obtaining the high
est yield of corn in the state106.7
bushels to the acrehe won the first
prize for the southern section of the
state and the sweepstakes prize of
$100 in gold. The corn-growing con
test was conducted by the North
Dakota Better Farming association.
Big Rummage Sale.
Go to the basement of the M. E.
church on Friday and Saturday for
good bargains in all kinds of useful
articles from hats and shoes to tables
and chairs. Adv. 46-ltc
Mrs. Chas. Nordstrom of Foreston,
who was operated upon last week
for tumor of the breast, is improv
Ole Christian of Orrock was oper
ated upon on Tuesday for an abscess
under his tongue.
C. S. Caley is in the hospital for
medical treatment.
Jerome Harrington, 82 years of age,
sustained a fall from a wagon and a
severe injury to his right eye besides
a badly bruised face, and it is feared
that the sight may be lost as a re
sult. The horses attached to the
wagon started to run and Mr. Har
rington was thrown off, one of the
wheels of the vehicle striking his
Simeon Babb, who was trephined
last Saturday for the relief of a
fractured skull and brain compres
sion is so far doing as well as could
be expected, and it is possible that
the operation may save his life.
Mrs. J. S. Becker of Mora, who
underwent an operation on Tuesday
for the removal of an abdominal tu
mor, is convalescent.
Miss Hulda Larson of Wyanett un
derwent a surgical operation yester
day morning.
Bob King says he is very fond of
roast mallard and partridges, but
he much prefers that they be served
with fried-egg garnishment. Bob is
a particular cuss anyway you take
him. Trotting with epicures in the
cities is responsible for his peculiar
tastes, we fancy.
Rufus P. Morton has returned from
Larimore, N. D., near where he
raised Triumph potatoes this year,
planting 100 acres to this variety.
The potatoes planted early, he says,
yielded 140 bushels to the acre, but
the later ones scarcely came up to an
average yield. Insufficient rain
the season was very dryhe gives
as the reason for a light late crop.
District court for Sherburne
county convenes at Elk River next
Monday. No grand jury has been
summoned. Among those drawn to
serve on the petit jury are the fol
lowing: Frank Wallace, Frank Pat
ten and Fred Murphy of Baldwin
Matt Johnson and Adolph Anderson
of Blue Hill, W. F. Orrock, Santi
ago Will Swanson and Henry Mar
tins, Zimmerman.
That the Union's advertising
brings results was again forcibly
demonstrated last week when the
Caley Hardware company an
nounced a sale of five-cent enameled
ware. Before the store closed on
Thursday evening every piece of this
ware had been sold. In this issue
of the Union another ad for Cream
City articles appears. Keep
your eye on the Caley Hardware
Co. 's show window for bargains.
We were more than pleased to
meet Mr. Gus Erickson, a newcomer
in Greenbush, last Saturday, for the
reason that he is a staunch advocate
of better roads and expresses himself
as being ready and willing to contrib
ute more than his share toward
bettering the roads west of town
Mr. Erickson hails from Chippewa
county and took an active interest
in road improvement there. The
main road leading west from town
must be permanently improved next
There is no use of talking, Main
and First streets must be improved
next year. These two important
streets are a disgrace to the village.
Steps must be taken to pave or
otherwise improve them. The im
provement of these streets is an
absolute necessity, and the abutting
property-owners should bear the
brunt of the expense. The 0nio
proposes to discuss this matter until
something is accomplished in the
way of permanently improving theseu
Several Wyanett and east Prince
ton farmers' complain bitterly of the"
almost impassable condition of the
Princeton and Cambridge main-:
traveled road about three miles east
of town, at the Steeves meadow. I
does seem is if that piece of road
had been1
sadly neglected, and it
could be made passable at a small ex
pense. A few wagon loads of brush,
hay or straw and sand would be all
that is necessary. The matter of
improving this bad spot should be
attended to at once.
Special Sale.
Beginning Saturday, November 8,
I will place on sale all stamped and
tinted pillow tops: 50-cent tops for
39 cents and 25-cent tops for 19
cents also hats and patterns at a
46-ltc Miss Anna Sadley.

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