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Classy Home Decorating
George I. Staples Is the only person who Is
authorized to colleot money due this office In
every ease the party paying money is entitled
to and should insist upon receiving a printed
reoelpt. E. C. Dims. Publisher.
Nelson's photos please the people.
Dry stove wood for sale. Prompt de
livery Hoehn Bros., Tri-State phone
Attorney Vaaler was down from
Milaca on professional business
Harold Chapman came over from
St. Cloud last week for a visit with
You can have any room in the house just
the way you want it and that, too, at very little
expense. Our big shipment of Spring Wall
papers has just been received. In it you will
find the newest designs and special papers that
are charming, elegant and yet inexpensive.
Selecting the proper paper for your rooms is
quite an easy task when you do your selecting
at our store. Special prices on combination
papers for three rooms. A postal request will
bring you samples of suitable papers for any
Open Sundays from a. an. to 1 p. m.
Mrs. S. P. Skahen visited her
parents in Minneapolis on Monday
I am now prepared to plane your
lumber and will also buy your logs.
Geo. Hartung, 1 miles west of Long
Tom Warren of Onamia has gone
to Minnehaha to spend a few weeks
with his comrades at the soldiers'
Mrs. William Orton, who has been
here since December visiting rela
tives, leturned to Baker, Mont., on
Two oi the most enthusiastic
hustleis for northern Mille Lacs
county are bankers Fred Burrell and
Please take notice that Nelson's
photo studio in Princeton is open on
the first and third Saturday and
Sunday of each month. 22-tfc
A bank will shortly be established
at Dalbo The incorpoiators are C.
E. Williams, Andrew Lai son and G.
O. Peteison, all of Mora.
T. McCoimic, one of the sub
stantial citizens of Wahkon, returned
last weeK from an enjoyable visit to
his old home in Pennsylvania.
A dance will be given in the M. B.
A. hall, Wyanett, on Saturday even
ing March 21. Good music and re
freshments in hall. Everyone wel
Dr. F. Kothman, optometrist,
will be in town on Thursday and
Fndaj, Maich 26 and 27. Eyes
examined and glasses titled Office
at Commercial note] 23-tfc
With proper management and ngid
economy Mam and First streets can
b9 impioved without increasing the
tax lev} or incuiring anj further
Mr. Byeis positively refused
to stand for a third term as presi
dent of the village council. Mr.
Byers was perfectly willing that the
honor should be passed aiound.
On the evening of March 27, at the
armory, the annual entertainment of
the Princeton high school will be
given An excellent program is
being arranged for the occasion.
Milaca village did not publish any
linancial statement this year. A
mistake. The people of every village
have a light to know the exact con
dition of their Milage and how their
mone\ v\as expended.
.1. O Odegard of bantiago was in
town on Satuiday--the first time
since last fall -and the Union is in
debted to him for a pleasant visit.
Mr. Odegaid seldom comes to Prince
ton without calling for a chat.
Zimmerman is the only oasis in
the Saharan desert of dryness that
surrounds Princeton, and the walk
ing between here and there is not
good. Another argument in favor of
improving the Princeton-Elk River
Blanche Elsie, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. D. Jenkins of Foresbon,
died at the Northwestern hospital
at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning
from the effects of an attack of
pneumonia. She was born at Sleepy
Eye on March 28, 1908.
C. A. JACK
The Rexall Druggist
Big basket ball
battle at armory
Do not forget the Dorcas sale and
supper on April 15 at Allen's hall.
Mrs. M. Swanson of Zimmerman
visited with Rev. and Mrs. LeVine
Vacuum cleaners for rent a $1
per day. Call up on Tri-State phone,
No. 53 or 46. 52-tfc
The Methodist Ladies' Aid society
will meet with Mrs. P. O. Anderson
next Wednesday afternoon.
Foi photos of quality and likeness
go to Payette's studio. Open every
day ki the year. Main street, Prince
Clerk of Court King yesterday is
sued a marriage license to Walter I.
Meline and Tillie E. Johnson, both
Grand ball at Lavelle's hall on St.
Patrick's night, March 17. Messer's
orchestra will furnish music, supper
served and a good time assured to
In order to reduce our enormous
stock of hardware and fruniture we
will give a discount of 10 per cent on
all cash sales for the next thirty
days. Mcllhargey Hardware &
Furniture Co. 12-ltc
The Long Siding band will give a
dance at the Uglem hall, Long Sid
ing, on Saturday evening, March 21.
Good music and a good time. The
band will play several selections be
fore the dance begins. 12-2tc
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Osell enter
tained the fire department at cards
and suppar one night last week. The
fire laddies passed a most enjoyable
time and greatly appreciate the
hospitality of the host and hostess.
We have just secured the agency
for the Iowa dairy cream separator.
If you are contemplating buying a
new separator be sure and call on
us. We can save |you money. Mc
llhargey Hardware & Furniture
At a recent meeting of the board
of education of independent district
No. 1 (Princeton) it was voted to re
tain for the coming school year all
the instructors now engaged at the
same salaries which they are now
J. H. McGilvra, Milaca, was elected
president of the Minnesota Farm
Land association at the convention
ol land men in Minneapolis last
week. The object of the association
is to boost the state and advertise
We wish to thank all our friends
and neighbors for the sympathy
shown and assistance rendered dur
ing the recent illness and obsequies
of our infant son, and also for all
floral donations. Mr. and Mrs. C.
3To doubt the county commission
ers will be applied to for license to
sell intoxicating liquor in the town
of Princeton, but it is to be hoped
the commissioners will not grant
license to sell in Princeton town or
any other town of the county.
Before jou start for Princeton to
have youi picture taken be sure it
is the first or third Saturday or
Sunday of the month, as these are
the only days you will find ZSTelson,
the famous photographer from
Anoka, at his studio in Prince
Herr Gottweith went to South St.
Paul on Tuesday with a couple of
carloads of stock. According to the
way he was togged up one would
suspect that he was going to some
millionaire's wedding. He wore a
frock coat, spats, and all that goes to
harmonize with the same.
Advocates of temperance should
remember that an ounce of example
is worth a ton of precept. Temper
ance men should practice what they
preach. To be consistent he who ad
vocates temperance should shun
saloons and touch not, taste
handle not intoxicating drink.
The Dorcas society will
Mrs. M. J. Rawn next
Sweet cream for whipping or table
use delivered Wednesdays and Satur
days. Tri-State phone 177. 12-ltc
At the election in the town of
Princeton the Australian ballot,
with the names of all candidates on
one ticket, was used.
There will be no preaching services
in the Congregational church next
Sunday, but Sunday school will be
held at the usual hour.
The girls' high school basket ball
team will play the girls' town team
at the armory tomorrow night as a
preliminary to the big event.
"East Lynne" will be presented
by a strong company at Brands'
opera house on Thursday evening,
March 19. See advertisement in
A great game will be pulled off at
the armory tomorrow night when,
the Minneapolis South Side high
school basket ball team will clash
with the local highs.
There will be no services in the
Swedish Lutheran churches of
Princeton, Greenbush and Zimmer
man until ui ther notice because of
Rev. LeVine's illness.
The Mille Lacs county towns as far
as heard from voted liberal amounts
for road and bridge purposes on Tues
day. Several of the towns voted the
full limit permitted by law.
The fire fiend must owe Ray Smith
of Spencer Brook a particular grudge.
His house was destroyed by fire Sat
urday for the second time within a
few years. Ray deserves better for
Beginning tomorrow and closing
on April 11, Mark's Great Bargain
store will hold a big cut-price sale.
It will pay you to investgate. See
page advertisement in this number
for further particulars.
Mrs. William Coffman of Girard,
who recently underwent an operation
at the Northwestern hospital, is
greatly improved. She is now stay
ing with her sister, Mrs Jack Lar
sen, at the Commercial hotel.
Mrs. Henry Faherty and her
daughter, Miss Susan, of Anoka were
the guests of Mrs. R. C. Dunn from
Friday until Monday. Mrs. Faheity
formerly taught school in Wyanett
and Spencer Brook and has many
friends'in this vicinity.
The publisher of the Union was
invited to Greenbush on Tuesday to
talk roads to the voters at the town
hall. He was unavoidably delayed
by the auto in which he was riding
getting stalled in a snow drift west
of town, but most of the voters re
mained until he arrived at 4 p. m.
Rome was not built in a day,
neither can we have good roads in
every township of the state this year
or next year. But, if the provisions
of the new road law are faithfully
carried out, we can have some better
roads in every township of the state
this year and in a few years a much
better system of highways through
out the entire state.
The local potato market is prac
ticaly the same as last week, with
lighter receipts at the warehouses.
Shipments have also been light dur
ing the past seven days. The crop
report of the United States depart
ment of agriculture gives the average
pi ice of potatoes on March 1, 1914.
as 55 cents, as against 28 cents for
March, 1913a difference of 27 cents.
The mass convention to elect eight
delegates to represent the anti
machine republicans of the county
at the Minneapolis conference on
the 19th of March will be held at
Milaca on Saturday. March 14. Mr.
Rolleff Vaaler has been designated
by the state committee of anti
machine republicans to issue the call
for the mass convention in this
Herman Francis of Dalbo, accom
panied by his brother, Daile, left
on Tuesday for Saskatchewan, Can
ada, taking with him a car of stock
and farm machinery. Mrs. Herman
Francis will follow her husband as
soon as he makes the necessary
preparations in his new home.
August F. Mej-er has rented Mr.
Francis' farm, hence August now
has two farms on his hands.
Last Friday Sheriff Shockley re
ceived a card from Sheriff Minder
of Roberts county, S. D., describing,
with half-tone cut one Harry
Michaels, who broke way from an
officer at Milbank on February 14
after forging checks for $81 at Crona.
The picture and description seem to
fit Jack O'Brien, recently captured
in Princeton for passing bad checks,
and now awaiting the action of the
Mille Lacs county grand jury in the
Hennepin county jail.
Enforce the Law. f
Now that the voters of the' village
have decided that no intoxicating
liquor shall be sold therein it is the
bounden duty of the village officers
as well as the sheriff to see that the
law is rigidly enforced. The Union
heretofore consistently favored the
regulation of the liquor traffic, be
cause we honestly believed that that
was the best way to handle it, but
now that a majority of the voters
have declared against licensing
saloons the only thing for officials
to do is to enforce the law to the
letter. Any individual who sells or
gives away intoxicating liquor con
trary to law should be summarily
dealt with. Give the voters what
they voted fora dry town. If pro
hibition does not work satisfactorily
in Princeton, twelve months will
speedily roll around and the voters
can again pass upon the question.
But in the meantime the law should
be fearlessly and impartially en
The fire department on Monday
night honored those who comprised
the cast of characters in the play,
"A Woman's Honor," by entertain
ing them at Brands' opera house,
where some up-to-date movies were
presented and the Citizens' band
furnished delightful music. The
department also provided their honor
guests with a nice supper at
Shrode's restaurant. The show at
the opera house was free to the
public and the house was fairly
Resent Attack on Mr. Stoneburg.
A protest, signed by over forty
citizens of Cambridge, appeared in
last week's Independent-Press
against the attack on Mr. J. A.
Stoneburg by an anonymous Anoka
correspondent. Among the signers
were all the county officers, two
ministiers of the gospel, and about
all the business men of the place. If
evidence was needed to show the
high esteem in which Mr. Stoneburg
is held by the people of Cambridge
the protest furnishes it.
Death of William Bastian.
William Bastian, better known as
"William McAllister," died at his
home near Blue lake, Spencer Brook,
on Thursday morning at 2:30. For a
good many years he had been an in
valid and death came as a blessed
relief to his sufferings. Death was
the result of rheumatism and
The funeral was held at the family
residence on Saturday, Rev. Fisher
of the Congregational church, Prince
ton, conducting .the services.
William Bastain was born in Penn
sylvania in 1854. When a young boy
lie came to Minnesota with his par
ents. On July 4, 1888. he was
married to Belle Spencer, and after
a short residence in Minneapolis
went to Spencer Brook and settled
on the farm where he lived until the
time of his death. He is survived
by his wife and two sons, James and
In the death of "Will McAllister"
the community loses a good citizen.
The sympathy of the friends and
neighbors goes forth to the family
in the hour of their sorrow.
Death of Miss Adelina Schimming.
Adelina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Schimming of Princeton
township, died on Monday in Minne
apolis, where she was emplojed as
cook. The cause of her death was
lung trouble and she was 39 years of
age. Her brother, Henry, accom
panied the remains to Princeton on
Tuesday. Funeral services will be
held lrom the German Lutheran
church this afternoon. Deceased is
survived by her parents, four
brothers and three sisters.
Miss Schimming was an estimable
lady and had many friends in Prince
ton and neighborhood, who extend
sympathy to the family in their
Death of Mrs. Wm. Brennan.
Mrs. Elizabeth Brennan of Min
den, Benton county, died last Satur
day evening. The funeral services
were held at St. Patrick's church,
Minden, Tuesday, and the remains
were interred in the cemetery at
tached to the church.
Mrs. Brennan was the daughter of
Mr. Wm. Carmody of Princeton
township and was born October 15,
1858. About 31 years ago she was
married to Wm. Brennan and re
moved to Minden, where she resided
on a farm with her husband until
Death of William B. Jack.
William B. Jack, father of C. A.
Jack of this place, died at Northfield
on the evening of the 4th inst. He
was 84 years of age, and a general
break-down was the cause of his
death. Mr. Jack was a native of
Ontario, Canada, and has resided in
Minnesota since 1878.
I will have my spring millinery
opening on March 19. At that time
all the latest styles in hats, beauti
ful flowers and novelty ribbons will
be on display. Call and inspect my
12-lc Miss Louise Thorn*.
We Are Receiving Our New
Spring Goods Daily
The styles are conservative with a few little
extras thrown in to make one appear neat and
dressy. We carry suits made by Roberts-Wicks
and David Adler & Sons for men. The famous
Summit brand Shirts and Underwear, Hole Proof
Hosiery, McKibbin Hats, Classmate Suits for Boys,
Lion Collars, Suit Cases, etc.
It is really discouraging the vast
amount of misinformation that ex
ists concerning the new road law.
Appaiently intelligent men seem to
labor under the impression that the
new law robs the local authorities of
all supervision of roads. I does
nothing of the kind. The only
radical change made is that which
requires that all road taxes must be
paid in money. Towns have had the
light for years to require that all
road taxes should be paid in money.
In other words, prior to the enact
ment of the new law, the cash" or
labor system was optional. At least
20 per cent of the towns of the state
have had the cash system for jears,
and it is noteworthy that any town
that adopted the cash system-never
went back to the old system.
Attorney Ole Hartwick of Granite
Falls was in Princeton yesterday and
paid the Union a very pleasanu visit.
Mr. Hartwick said that Princeton
was a pretty village but that its
streets were badly in need of repair
they did not harmonize with their
surroundings. Mr. Hartwick was on
his way to Mora, near where he
recentl sold a half section of land.
Will the town clerks of Mille Lacs
county and the clerks of adjoining
towns in Isanti and Sherburne please
send the "Union at once a complete
list of new town officers, with the
postofflce address of the clerk, also
the amount voted in each town for
road and bridge purposes. The
Union wants correct figures.
Quinn is a Model Judge.
"Justice tempered with mercy" is
exemplified in the official acts of
Judge Quinn.Farimount Sentinel.
The above factories stand back of us in every
way, and therefore we guarantee the goods we are
handling. Call and see this large showing.
Orton & Kaliher
The Home of Good Clothes
Brands Opera House
Thursday, March 19
The Greatest of All Emotional Dramas
A Beautiful Play Presented by a Fine Cast
Every Mother, Wife and Daughter Should
See This Great Moral Drama
Admission 50c, Children 25c
I am preparing to convert my
place of business on Main
street into a moving picture"
theater. It will be up to date
with all the latest equipment.
Date of opening will be made,
Clarence E. Hill
An auction will be held the
farm of Eoy Mellott, 6% miles south
west of Princeton, 6% miles north
west of Zimmerman, 2 miles west of
brick school house in district 50, sec
tion 30, town of Baldwin, on Tues
day, March 24, beginning at 1 p. in.,
when 6 mares, 3 horses, 4 cows, 3
heifers, bull, 2 boars, 5 sows, pigs,
80 hens, farm machinery, household
furniture and numerous other
articles will be offered. See posters,
for further particulars.
Roy Mellott, Owner.
T. J. Kaliher, Auctioneer.
12-2tp G. A. Eaton, Clerk.
Farm loans in Mille Lacs county,,
one note and one mortgage, yearly
interest and partial payment privi
leges. Address O. A. Zierold, Cen
tury Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn. 5-13c*