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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
A Decrease is Made mvthe Tlaje
Taxation in Princeton Village
and Increase iitjiilacav
County Valuation, Also RateV in Vil-
Jages, Towns'antTSchool Dis-
tricts of the County.
School District Rate.
2.... 3
6 7
8 9
i 30.,
KATE S 0PA|il i^=== S
46 47 48 49 50 51 52
The total valuation of the county of
Mill Lacs for the year 1919 amounts
to $5,429,382. The table hereunderright
gives the valuation of each village and
township: Bogus Brook $389,670
Borgholm ^358,835
East Side 130,511
Poreston Vil 95,977
Greenbusb. 463.942
Hayland 202,912
Isle Vil 83,846
Isle Harbor 283,006
Kathio 207,373
Milo 410,956
Milaca 409,215
Milaca Vil 323,364
Mudgett !24 892
Onamia Vil 62,802
Onamia 341,837
Page 205,888
Princeton 7. 433,135
Princeton Vil .T../...^..., 480,006
South Harbar 211,230
Wahkon Vil.
K. T....^.r... 112,66 7
Total county valuation ....$5,429,382
The county rate sheet, compared
with that of 1918, makes interesting
reading. In Princeton village, the .rate
of taxation as, 98.4 vmillg as, against.
128.4 last year. In Milaca village tlie
*ate this year is 111.9 mills, an
crease as compared with last year,
when the tax was 90.8 mills. The rate
for school purposes in Princeton is
51.7 mills and for all other purposes
21.9 mills. Milaca's rate for school
purposes is 56.1 mills and for all other
purposes 31 mills.
To ascertain the total rate of taxation
in any school district add the state,
county and township or village rates
to the school district rate, and the total
will give the rate of taxation in the
district. If a special tax lias been
levied that rate must be, added. Ex
ample: In Princeton village (district
No. 1) the state rate is 8.1, county
16.7, village 21.9, school 51.7total
The rate in detail follows:
State Tax Rate.
State revenue* 6.82
State school 1.23
Teachers' insurance and retire
ment fund 05
Total rate (mills) 8.10
County Tax Rate.
County revenue 5.00
County road and bridge 7.37
County poor farm 1.10
County poor 1.48
County state loan 1.52
County ditch state loan 23
Total rate^ Omills) 16.70
Town and Village Rates, J,
Bogus Brook .'...18.3
Borgholm 14.7
Dailey 21.9
East Side 21.0
Foreston Village 16.7
Greenbush :....%....12.7"
Hayland 15.8
Isle Village ?....7..../. 17.t)
Kathio v, 19.0
Isle Harbor 19.4
Milo ,s ,..,,...r.S
Milaca i*l.. .j^.^l9.3
Milaca Village ...?..^..'..U.hl.Jt.^SSlJO
Mudgett i,.....".^...../,..,.,* I9.&
Onamia Village .115.6
Onamia 8.4
Page .............^"....j !".!!""!"24!l
Princeton f.. 18.5
Princeton Village 21.9
South Harbor !'.lJlr.!!l0.4
Wahkon Village '.3"..*!"!!lOJ7'
.t.. 51.7
....10.6 ~t. 15.9
12 .X.., 12.3,1920
20.8 25.5
19.1 12.6 14.0
21.6 12.3
D'Olier Advises Legion.
Franklin d'Olier, national comman
der of the American legion, declares
that neither "national, state or local
organizations of the legion have any
to take the law, into their own
hands or interfere witlj-proper author-
ity," and warns members of the legion
that such action would be subversive
of ,the principles and' ideals of the
organization." This -declaration was
made by the national commander in
view of 'reported activities which, he
said, made it imperative that the or
ganization's policy on law and order
be defined,
"The American legion," Mr. D'Olier
said, "represents nearly 5,000,000 citi
zens who have demonstrated their loy
alty and patriotism. We' realize, how
everf that there are ip0,000,000 other
Americans just as"patriotic and loyal.
We reperesented the spearpoint and
back of us, was the power of a whole
nation at war. Our effectiveness was
in proportion to the strength of thenice
country back of us. And now, we must
realize that the strength, of the legion
and our influence and seryice-t the na
tions-will tbe^, measure^ jonly by ourNaslund
ability tot ^o-operate effectively with
the 100,000,000 other }pyal and patrio
American citizens'in the promotion
of 100 per cent, Americanism and the
maintenance ,of law and order. We
know that t$fere is only one way to
maintain law and order, and that one
and only way is through the orderly
process of- gq^ernment and its duly
"In times of need and emergency,
we members 6f the American legion
stand ready as individuals, to support,
strengthen and speed up, if necessary,
the civil authorities charged with the
maintenance of law and order, but al
ways in accordance with competent
authority, which we realize now
civilian and not military, and orig
inates in the constitution of the United
States as expressed through national,
state and local governments."
A very pretty wedding occurred at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Eck
lund in Greenbush, at high noon, on
Wednesday, December 24, when her
sister, Maudie Rieber, daughter of
Mrs. E. Reiber of Princeton, was unit
ed in marriage to Elmer G. Wahl, son
of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wahl of Green
bush. Rev. N. A. Aimer of the Swe
dish Lutheran church of Princeton
read the service.
The, bride wore a. gown of white
satin* draped with georgette and veil
of white tulle. She carried an arm
bouquet of brides' roses and ferns.
The bride was attended by Miss Es
sie Mae Pierson, who wore a^dres^s of
corn* colored silk'crepe'de meteor and
-carried pmk carnations. Oliver- W.
Reiber, brother pf the bride, was best
A reception was held after the cere
mony,.for relatives *and\ immediate
friends of both parties/'
The Union ext&i^ds congratulations
and hest wishes^
$10,000 for Platform, .Suggestions.
Through (the
republican national
committee, Truztun Beale, former
United States mjnfstelr \jb Persia and
an ardent republican who nas'the best
interests Of his party
,will open at qnce
.16.5 $3,000 for. the second best and $1000
,22.y for the third.
Manuscripts are limited to 6,000
words and must be addressed to Walk
er BlaineJ
cash prizes aggregating $i0,000 for
the, bfcst platform suggestions by
young republicans in the country.
His offer has been formally accept-'
ed by Chairman Will H. Hays, of the
national committee, and the contest
close March
31'/ $6
manuscript received
Beale, Contest Division of
Young'Voters, Republican National
Committee, 923 Woodward Building,
Washington, D. C. Four typewriiSten
copies must be submitted, one only df
the number being signed.
Wonderful Plan.
"1 hear Senator Bulgar has at won
derful plan for giving jobs to returned
"whatIs itV 7^7
."Wny, he would have money appro
priated for erecting memorial mo'nu
ment% tfTetijiry counVin the United'
States and then put the soldiers bliw^T 7
ii- rx.i WIJ\ A 1 1
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Clerk of Court's Register Shows Hun-
dred and Fifteen as Against
Eighty-Six in 1918.
MayJoseph Nisen5%djpifzAbeth
jS.^JMattson^, Oscar F. Hamnten and Es
''tlieVbalchow, Charlie O. Whitniey and
teene^Townsend, Walter p.r Onstad
a.hd'Lafura C, McVicar^Albe^t ""fj^luge
fttra'E^mma L. Anderson, Joe Eag4% and
ttfaggip Keg, Sam Keg and Mary
Chenodln^ Leo J. McGraw^ and Helen
F.-Bufteii^ Henry "'DT Harshman and
AgnesW. Nystrom.t^v- 'W%/V
VJ-une-Jo^ft G. Norris spttir-Mffry E.
D.' ^^onnoley and"J^s^epliinc
Carmody, Wn\^ Bartz and~'l4lie" N.
HaiiiaTin, Anton^Soder a^nd Marie M.
Sanderson, Chas. E. Smith aa,df
Anderson and Olivia Dietz, Peter
Schmidt and Martha Johnson, John
Swanson and Adeline Marklund, John
F. Burckhardt and Marian E. James,,
Wm. E. Barnes and Ellen M. Olson.
SeptemberHenry Droogsma and
Anna Jongejeugd, Geo. K. Kallas and
Clara F. Leuck, Egnar H. Nelson' and
Selma M. Eggert, Gustave J. Sjostrom
and Edna Hoaglund, Norman R. Run
ning and Eleanor. Courtney, Steven
Kiel and Elizabeth Brink, Hollis Pen
dleton and May Hastings.
OctoberWm. A. Olsen and Matil
dada A. Boostrom Axel A. Anderson
and Esther E. Nelson, Fred a
Hamann and Hattie A. Emme, Otto
Arndt and Hattie Leffingwell, Law
jrence H. Grow, and Elsie R. Grosvenor,
George MvBurnes and Emma I. Ten
nier, Lloyd B. Breed and Ellen A.
leigh, Hubert B. Ebson and Gladys
Hartson, Howard'-D. Kcmis and Ethel
Li Pogue, Ole Distad and* Lillian E.
Nystrom, GuSt W. Nystrom and Agnes
T. Modeen. ^\,S"
NovemberLester Stanley and'Rose
Peterson, IJerb^rt A,. Wood and Mar
garet M. Logue, Arthur'W. Sjostrom
and Anna L. Johnson, Chas. McGinty
and Vearnetta. Mi Grow, Fred J.*Ter
Borjph and Elsie Neumann, Carl .A,
Blomquist and Marga'rot L." Seaile,
Dallas Starff and
Horace S. Severige an^I*aur
nfr wo^bmldmgf^em.-'VLife.^^Vft iKorchhoff and Arum EXS S
3vfen*/-w.-s rf^jkjafi553
r -s x- A,* VB, i?^" '^S5^*-
A List of Those Granted Licenses for
Each Month of th Year Up to
January 1, 1920."
One hundred .and fifteon marriage
licenses were issued in Mille Lacs
county'during the year 1919, as against
86 in 1918 and 94 in 1917. BcloW is a
list of the names of the contracting
JanuaryArnold G. Chilstrom and
Jennie King, Robert Neely and Chris
tine Lebevre, Leander Burnett and
Gladys Wiedewitsch, Elmer H. Ander
son and Julia A. Marpe.
FebruaryLyman E. Richmond and
Katie Hastings, John J. Schultzt and
Margaret A. Addison, Wm. E. Zbaren
and Irene L. Patterson, Lon Mc
Nett and Theresa Brenna/i, Milton E.
Cole and" Lillian Burton, George
Dykstra and Marie Ba&s^
MarchJames Frazier and Laura
Frazier, Fred W. Kunkel and Clara
Kuhrke, Earl C. Stanchfield and Ber-
M. Godd, Henry R. *Zoelmar
and Clara Rosen,' Sydney H. Hanson
and Emma M. Keunkel, Alfred G.
Krueger and Ella B. Dalchow, Olaf A.
and Florence C. Johnson, John
Larson and Anna M- Peterson.
AprilGuy E. Abbey and Minnie C.
Ehlert, Lloyd S. Berry- and Myrtle
Henschel^ Vener Ingmah and Ljllie E.
Carlson, ^.rthur^A. NordM$'an Mil
dred Hanson," *ctt$
M. ElleiibAjum, Joseph M. Huonder and
Annai iff* Reibestein Harold ^French
and Grace B'. Trumble, Thos. A. Erick
sgn and Marie'A. Wicktor, P. B. i^e-
Duc &<n Hazel E. Ross, Albert J.
Boehm and Freda A. Henith, Gharley
E. Anderson and-Bessie V. Van Camp,
Loren W. Young and Ruth E. Baker,
Roy L. Atkinson -and Wilma 'Britton,,
Francis M. Board and Gertrude A.
Deroder, Androjv W. Nyberg and Her
thel S. Snow, Stanley J. Wiedewitsh
and Elsie F. Johnson, Benjamin H.
Fellbaum and Alma Tramp'e, Alfred
Paulson and Anna R. Herbert, Otto
Hoglund and E. Blanche Hay, Thos.
A. Jamme and Constance* E. Thomp
JulyClarence L. Meyer "and Anna
H. Kopischke, Anna F. Sjostrom and
Beulah E. Davis, Alva Miller and
Esther F. Onberg, Bennie M. Grinde,
and Ruth C. Baker, Carl F. Norjrgran
and Minnie Teiah'der, W. B. Olson and
Esther C. Nelson.,
August-Andrew, G. 'sUnd and
Ruth S. Hedlund, Wm. G. Baldowsky
and Venus L. Rieslund, Oscar H. Fin
stein and Bessie E. Moody, George
Reibe and Meta L. Hoeft, Anthony A.j^g
Mthur N. Lind and Florence G. Bleed,
Gilbert Nelson1
(d LeliaA..' Baker,
Ernes Johnso and a
and Agnes Anftnson,
Wm.'H Mirick and Nancy C. Morris,
Otto R. Eisner and Bessie I. Hedeen,
W. Schurrer and Glennie M.
Oakes, Walter G. Jopp and Hattie B.
Miller, William G.-Heruth1
and Emma
M. Griep, Hugo Lind and Alice G.
DecemberCarl Olson and Irene
Dejarlais, Paul H. Miller and Elsie A.
"Ziemer, Ernest Ruis'and Gertie Roe
iofs, Archie H. Wilkes and Geneva
Downs, Benjamin F. Eck'dahl and Sal
lie C. Johnson, Cyrus D. Heminger
and Rose M. Adkins, Arthur E.
Rogers and Edna M. Amann,
Elmer G. Wahl and Maudie E. Reiber,
Henry Peterson and Hilda M. Stay,
Oscar A. Wikeen and,Grace M. Herd
On Friday afternoon of last week
at the home of the bride'e parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Herdliska, occurred
the wedding of Miss Grace Herdliska
and Oscar Wikeen. This happy event
was the Culmination of a boy and girl
romance dating back further than
high school days.
Princeton is proud to claim both
bride and groom as home products, as
Miss Berdllska was feorh in 'Prince
ton and Mr'. Wikeen came to Prince
ton frofri Wyanett while still a tiny
boy. Both received their education in
the Princeton schools, starting in at
the kindergarten and graduating from
the high schooL
The bride is a capable young lady
of winning personality. She is well
known in business circles as she has
been%er father's competent assistant
since oefore she left school, and has
served ably as county secretary- for
$ie American Red Cross since the
resignation of Clifton Cravens in June,
1918. She "hag always been an active
worker in the Princeton High School
Alumnae association since she became
a member.
Mr. Wikeen is the1
youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Wikeen and is am
ply deserving of the esteem of
many\friends. At the time of our~en
trance into the war he was employed
in a,.* grain office in Minneapolis. He
enlisted *with Battery B* of the 151st
artillery and went as a sergeant with
the fantious Rainbow division to France.
After serving five months at the front
his devotion to duty and his fine mili
tary bearing caused him to be selected
fb training in an officers' camp. He
emerged from this camp a second
lieutenant and served as such with a
^Massachusetts regiment another
month at the front before the armis
tice was signed.
'When the local post of the Ameri
can legion was formed in Princeton he
was elected commander. Last month
he resigned as he severed his business
connections here to accept a position
as traveling salesman for the Russell
Miller Milling Co.
The wedding was a quiet affair, onlyN
the immediate relatives of both fam
ilifes being present. The marriage
services were read by the Rev. W. B.walked
Milne of the Congregational church.
After the wedding lunch the happy
couple left for a trip,t motoring to Elktbewhiskered
River to catch the train.
wear no
to lose these estimable young people,
for as Mr. Wikeen is to be on 'the
road a good share the
theirf home fo th &
A Generous Gift.
A few weeks ago lady friends of
Mrs. W. B. Milne presented her with
$100 as a Christmas gift. On Christ
mas _eve a check for $135, with a list
of names of those who had contribut
ed, was sent to us. Others had al
ready given us $46... In all we re
ceived $281 besides many other re
We are very grateful for the money,
and wish to express our heartfelt
thanks to all who helped bring Christ
mas close to us. It is not alone the
money which gladdens us, but the
spirit of friendship which prompted
the gifts that brings to- us joy andhave
grwsvtis encouragement in our work.
As it Is hard to see you individually
we take this opportunity of thanking
.one and,all, and may the spirit of
friendship bind us closer as the days
May a happy and prosperous New
Year be yours. W. B. Milne.
that, these good people will re-
main with us permanently fo. con
tinue theu^-labors for Christianity,
^"iSi* is
H. Craig Succeeds Max Cordi-
1 ne as Secretary.
Armory Proposition Considered and
Meeting Called for Next Moji-
day to Make Decision.
The regular monthly meeting of
Fremont Woodcock post, No.
American legion, was held on Mon
day night with 81 members present.
Chairman Morton presided in place of
Commander Roos. The following
resolution was adopted:
Resolved, that a vote of apprecia
tion be sent to ex-Commander Wikeen
for his good services lendercd the post
in the way of organizing while he was
in office.
It was, upon motion, decided that
immediate steps be taken to erect a
bulletin board outside- of R. *P. Mor-,
ton's office so that all members may
be kept posted on'matters pertaining
to the legion.
The election of officers was tha next
business in order. The American le
gion constitution provides that there
shall be a commander, a vice com
mander, a secretary and a treas
urer also that there shall be
four active members on the executive
committee and one for -every 10 mem
bers of the post or major fraction
thereof to act with this committee.
The following officers were elected:
Commander, Wm. Walker vice
commander, Jack, Schmidt secretary,
Jos. H. Craig treasurer, Wm. Roos.
Executive CommitteeRobert Berg,
Joseph Trunk, Wm. Satterstrom, AJon
zo Raiche, A. Lindstrom, Tom Grod
zisky, Stillman Oakes, Vernon Kali
her, Odin Odegard, Milton Wiley, Ed
ward Maggart and Clarence Dorff.
Following the election the proposi
tion to take over the armory by the
post came up for consideration. Some
members were strongly in favor of it
others were opposed, After a
spirited debate it was unanimously
agreed that action be held over until
"next Monday and to call a special
meeting for that date. In the' mean
time cards will be sent to all mem
bers so that those unable to attend
next Monday's meeting may send their
%otes on such cards.
Christmas Tree and Program.
The exercises at the Congregational
church on Christmas eve were fully in
keeping with ,the yulefcide. spirit and
everyone enjoyed the festivities. A
splendid program was presented by
the little folkstheir songs and reci
tations being especially well rendered
and they well earned the hearty ap
plause which followed each number.
The Christmas tree was very pret
tily decorated and weighted dpwn with
gifts for every boy and girl present
Santa Claus experienced much diffi
culty in reaching Princeton on time,
but he made it all right, and as Sie
into the church 0{ne little las
sie ran to him, held out, a .chubby, hand
and presented a check to tJief grizzly,
old phjlantnropi^t for a
kiss.' Joy gladdened the hearts,of ,the
children and Santa* of course^ received
a hearty welcome.
The festival was a delightful event,
everyone went home ,to sd*cam of
the gqod cheer which awaited thepx on
Christmas morn.
Potato Growers to Organize.
The final meeting for the organiza
tion of the Minnesota Potato Growers'
exchange has been called for January
26 and 27 at Litle Falls.
Temporary officers of the exchange
have drafted and adopted articles of
incorporation for the exchange, which
will be submitted for approval at the
Each association in the state for
growing or marketing ''potatoes
asked to elect a delegate to' the final
meeting for incorporation of the ex
change. Each association is to take
$100 stock and deposit a $500 guaran
note. When 30 local associations
done this the' central exchange
will become a going concern.
The above shows the high esteem..,December
in which Rev. and Mrs. W. B.( Milrif
are held in the cpmnrfnityit shows
(that their good work -is appreciated.
During their residence in Princeton
"both have Wade many" friends, and we
General Wood Files for President.
Pierre, S. D.', Dec. 31.Major Gen
eral 'Lenriard Wood today filed with
the .South Dakota secretary of state,
formal announcement of his candidacy
for the republican presidential nomina
tion. Geneial Wood' wak "indorsed
2 by the state proposal con
vention, but until the filing of his for
mal anouncement had made no pub
lic statement as to his attitude. ^tN
The others' wlio have already made
formal announcement of their candi
dacy for the presidential nomination
are James W. Gerard, former ambas
sador to Germany Miles *-^M2^b^^
VOLUME 44, NO. 2
United States senator (from1
ton Hiram Johnson1,
Wm. Walker Elected Commanded J.
member of the
United States senate from California^
Frank O. Lowden, governor of Illinois
J. O. Monroe^and Abie Whistler, Chi
The Bill Should Pass.
The senate committee on finance has
favorably reported the Sweet bill pro
viding liberal increases in compensa
tion and other benefits under the war
risk insurance act, and it is the hope
of the republican leaders that ft can
brought to pasage at an early date.
This measure is of the greatest im
portance to thousands of wounded
veterans and their dependents, and has
been endorsed by soldier organizations
all over the country, including the na
tional convention of the American le
gion at Minneapolis. Slight amend
ments were- made- by the senate com
mittee at the request of the legislative
committee of ttie legion.
Carlsson Boys Visit Parents.
Henry Carlsson, wife and two chil
dren, Fred-Nordendahl and wife, all of
Warba and, Oscar Carlssori and wife of
Menomohie, Wis., were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. M. A, Carlsson of Long Sid
ing during the Christmas holidays.
Henry is manager-of a brickyard at
Warba and Oscar holds a like position
at Menomonie. The Carlsson boys tell
us that the brick industry is flourish
ing and that in thfr yards they are
managing the very latest improved
machinery is used, which brings man
ual labor down to a minimum.
A Sleighride toMcVicar's.
A jolly party of 24 young people,
chaperoned by Rev. and Mrs. W. B.
Milne, constituted a happy sleighing
party which visited the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. G. McVicar on Tuesday
evening. There a farewell feast was
given in-honor of Miss Mae Fryhling,
who has gone to Minneapolis to reside!
The party was royally entertained in
the usual McVicar style and enjoy
ment reigned supreme. Gilbert Shrode
drove the sleigh and Mrs. Shrode
companied him.
Mrs. Frank Hense Dead.
Mrs. Frank Hense (nee Helen Plum
mer) died at her home in Aitkin on
December 25 from paralysis. She had
been ill about three months. Mrs.
Hense formerly lived at Elk River and
was well known in Princeton, where
she gave music lessons. She is sur
vived by her husband and three daugh-
tersHelen, Esther and, Louise. The
remains were conveyed to her* old
home at Elk River, where funeral ser
vices were held op December 27.
Princeton Poiato Market.
The upward tendency in prices con
tinues. During tho woek there has
b^en an advance of from 10 to 35 cents
per cwt on the different varieties and
there* is an indication that prices will
go higher, but this is, of course, un
certain, for th? potato market is up
today, down tomorrow and vice versa.
A shortage of cars has prevented ship
ments during the week, but until the
cold snap set in receipts hav- been nor
Masonic Officer* Instilled.
Princeton Ma'soffiC' lodge installed
the following officers for'the ensuing
year on the evening of1
December 26:
A. B. Gramer,- W: M. Grover Um
behockeKji'S: W. Chas.' Klatt, J. W.
J. O. Herdliska, 'trdcsurer L.1
Fatchett, Jorgensen & Co.r
Audits, Efficiency, Systems, Organ
1017 Plymouth Building, Minneap
olis, Minn. Tel., Atlantic 5275. 2-lp
Bergh, secretary A. J. Orfecfr,'SrD.
W. H. Smith J. D. Claud** Morton',.
S. S. N. A. Stacey, J.!
berg,. tyler, Henty Pfeas,T
past mas-
ter, was the installing officer"? w~
i.qi T. tmi
Income .Tax Announcement,
We wish to announce that*.our ^In-
come Tax department will be in charge
of a man who is leaving the internal
revenue service January 1, 1920, and
we shall
to mak appointments ^eturns^foreyou
regarding any questions or to make
i 1 1 1
Women and, the. Red Cross.
^Women's workrfor the Red Cross
looms upjarge when jset down in ac
tual figures. According to statistics
just made public women made 371,-
500,000 articles for the Red Cross dur
ing the war. Material valued at $94,-
000,000, given by 8,000,000 workers,
were used in making the articles.
The Irish of l~.'
An Irish lady well known to\oety
contributed to the gaiety of nations
the other evening by dashjiig into the JJ|
nursery and reporving her eldest born
in the manner following: "I just wish

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