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MILACA JPT OUT
Princeton Ball Team Annihilates the
nilaca Nine in Contest Staged
at Latter Place Monday.
Final Score is IO to ---Zimmerman
to Oppose Princeton at the Fair
Grounds Next Sunday.
The Princeton ball team invaded
Milaca last Monday, and gave tbe
enterprising people of that vicinity
an exhibition of base ball as it
should be played. The Milaca nine
was swept way into the discard by
"Pongo" Olson's huskies, and it is
doubtful if the up-country aggrega
tion survives the beating. Nine
large ciphers were chalked up for
Milaca as a result of its offensive
efforts, while Princeton pushed ten
runs over the plate before the con
test ended It was a thorough
trouncing, and the gloom that hov
ered o\er the Milaca camp almost
obscured the sun
Wilkes was on the firing line for
Princeton and was invincible. But
fom hits were secured off of his de
livery, and no two of them came in
the same inning He was master
of the situation at all stages of the
game, and his rapid fire was indeed
baffling to the swatsmen of the other
side. '-Murph" Angstman was at
the receiving station and, needless
to state, that position was well
taken care of. Fairbanks and Soder
quist and Heilig did the heavy work
for Milaca, and did well, consider
ing the fierceness of the Princeton
In the first round Princeton started
scoring, Caley completing the circuit
after having been awarded a base on
balls. Three more runs were added
to Princeton's total in the second
inning. Emahiser was first up but
was retired. Doane was next, and
went to first on balls. While Trunk
was being retired, Doane purloined
second, and scored when Boos
straightened out one of Fairbank's
slants for a clean drive. Roos finally
arrived at the third station, and
scored when Smith's hit was
fumbled. Smith also completed the
circuit before the side was retired
From then on it was merely a ques
tion of how large a lead Princeton
would have Wilkes crossed the
plate in the third, although he had
to steal home to do it In the fourth
inning Smith and Roos scored, but in
the next two rounds Princeton
slowed up, with the result that it
was blanked. Another run was
added to Princeton's total in the
seventh, when Emahiser crossed the
registering station, and in the eighth
the last runs of the game were se
cured when Wilkes and Jesmer scored.
Milaca had but few chances to
score, and those few chances failed
to materialize into runs. Wilkes
pitched a speedy article of ball, and
his team mates accorded him the
best of support.
Princeton does not like to humble
its neighbors in this manner, but
it is the quickest way to impart base
ball information to its friends
Doane performed sensationally
both in the field and with the bat.
IDs batting average for the fracas
was 1,000, and his fielding was a
H. J. Plaas and J. W. McClure
umpired and both were competent
and impartial. Good umpires are
scarce, but they are always appre
Jesmer, who played third, is de
veloping into a real ball player, and
his work Monday was excellent.
Pnnceton demonstrated its superi
ority in all departments of the game
and performed in a manner that was
Roos poled out a total of three
hits, while Caley, Wilkes and Doane
each connected for two safe drives.
Doane also had two sacrifice hits to
F. Umbehocker who went in in
place of Emahiser in the ninth, dis
tinguished himself by throwing
one in from deep right field, cutting
oft a run at the plate.
Next Sunday Zimmerman will in
vade Princeton and this contest
promises to be a regular hummer.
Zimmerman has been playing a par
ticularly fast article of ball of late,
and last Monday nearly slipped a
win over the speedy Anoka nine of
the Minneapolis and Anoka league.
Don't miss this contest.
Locals Win Another.
Last Sunday at the fair grounds
the Angstman brothers of Baldwin
opposed thp Princeton nine, and
after an interesting exhibition the
locals were returned winners by a
count of 7 to 2.
Wilkes was on the mound for
Princeton and performed in his
usual consistent form. Da^e Umbe
hocker was behind the bat and
caught a creditable game. Al Angst
man was on the firing line for the
brothers and Jess was at the receiv
ing station. Both did excellent
The Angstmans pushed one run
over the plate in the first inning.
Forest completed the circuit. Prince
ton was blanked in its half, and the
Angstmans failed to score again un
til the ninth. Princeton took the
lead in the second round, Wilkes and
Caley scoring. In the third inning
Princeton added two more to its
total when Smith and Umbehocker
scored. During the next four in
nings the Angstmans tightened up,
and held Princeton runless, but in
the eighth Trunk and Doane com
pleted the circuit for Princeton. The
Angstmans secured their last score
of the game when Walter crossed the
plate in the ninth.
The contest was an interesting
exhibition, and the losers, as well as
the winners, made a creditable show
ing. The Angstmans are all fast
ball players and they held Princeton
Anoka Defeats Zimmerman.
The Zimmerman ball team is still
traveling at a fast clip, and last Mon
day at the Elk River Fourth of July
celebration it made things extremely
interesting for the powerful Anoka
aggregation. Anoka won the game
but it had to extend itself to do so.
The final score was 8 to 6.
Neither side scored during the
first round, but Zimmerman pushed
one run over in the second. Anoka
was retired scoreless in its half of
the second and both nines were
blanked in the third. Zimmerman
was retired runless in the fourth
also, but Anoka assumed the lead in
this inning by storing three runs.
Both nines were blanked in the fifth,
and in the sixth Zimmerman was
again retired scoreless, while Anoka
added two runs to its total. Anoka
now had a four run lead, but Zim
merman evened things up in the
seventh, when a few healthy bits
netted it four runs. F. Angstman,
Nyberg and Jess Angstman wielded
the willow with effect in this inning,
and as Anoka was blanked in its half
the score was a tie Zimmerman
failed to score in the eighth, but
Anoka again forged to the front in
this round by pushing three runs
over the plate. Zimmerman made a
desperate effort in the ninth, but
onlv succeeded in securing one score,
and Anoka was awarded the decis
It was a spectacular contest and
both nines played a speedy article
of ball Next Sunday Zimmerman
will clash with Princeton at the
local fair grounds
Nearly Ride Into Eternity.
A couple of young joy riders from
Minneapolis attempted to run an
automobile over the Mississippi
river at a point near Clearwater re
cently. They might have succeeded
had there been a bridge at that
place, or had they been driving an
aeroplane, but under the circum
stances it is not in the least surpris
ing that they barely escaped riding
out of this world into the next. The
Clear Lake Times in its account of
the affair said:
"Crossing the Mississippi river
with an automobile without the help
of a bridge is some 'stunt,' and we
never heard of its being done yet,
but this feat was attemped Saturday
night at the Clearwater crossing, by
a couple of young 'pinheads' from
Minneapolis. They arrived here
about 9 o'clock and struck out for
Clearwater. They coasted down
the Kirk hill and then proceeded to
'hit 'er up' striking the bank of
the river at a forty mile clip, and
after running about 100 feet in water
stopped,the engine dead, lights
out, and the occupants thoroughly
wet ana frightened. Their cries
soon brought assistance from Clear
water and they were fished out in a
bedraggeled condition,--also the
car,but that vehicle was beyond
resuscitation and the young gentle
men had to abandon it and get back
to their homes by other means.
"Fortunately the car came to a
stop on a sand bar where the water
was not deep, otherwise we might
be publishing a couple of obituary
notices this week."
Spray Potatoes to Prevent Early Blight
The attention of all potato-grow
ers is callled to the important leaf
diseases of the potato, early and late
blight. Both of the diseases annually
B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1915.
cause large losses. Late blight last
year did much damage in' Minne
Proper methods of spraying will
prevent such losses to a great extent,
says Arne G. Tolaas, Assistant in
Plant Pathology, Minnesota Experi
ment Station. The vine should
be kept thoroughly covered with 5-
5-50 Bordeaux mixture during the
growing season. The first spraying
should be done at thfs time, as the
early blight generally make its ap
pearance in the-early part of July.
It important to get the spray on
the vines before the disease ap
pears, as the spraying of vines al
ready attacked will do very little good
as far as the dressed plants them sel
ves are concerned, though it will
prevent the spread of the disease to
health plant. Three sprayings, at
intervals of two weeks, on the early
varieties, and four or five on the
late varieties, will keep the vine
covered during the season, depend
ing on conditions.
Further details and particulars
lars are given in extension Bulletin
No. 35, which can be obtained by
writing to the office of publications,
University farm, St Paul.
Sunday School Convention.
The annual convention of the
Mille Lacs County Sunday School as
sociation will be held at Milaca on
Saturday and Sundaj, July 17 and
The first session opens at 10 o'clock
on July 17. and will be for county
and district officers only. The first
regular session begins at 1:30 p. m.,
of that day. Every Sunday school
worker in the county is especially in
vited to be present, and also to at
tend the Saturday evening and Sun
day afternoon sessions. Dr. Bowden
of the state association will be pres
ent at all these sessions and a real
intellectual treat is in store for
those who attend. The Saturday
evening session will be opened with
several musical selections.
The convention program will ap
pear next week. All Sunday school
superintendents are requested to see
to it that at least three delegates,
and five if possible, are elected from
their schools to attend this conven
tion. There will be interesting and
instructive talks give on the vari
ous phases of Sunday school work.
All denominations are included, and
it is desiied that every Sunday school
of the county be represented.
As soon as delegates are chosen
the names should be sent to Mrs. G.
H. Richardson, Milaca, chairman of
the entertainment committee. Bed
and breakfast will be furnished.
Delegates should be chosen at once.
Doesn't Pay to Buy Drinks for Jury.
The supreme court has handed
down a decision granting Oliver
Snow, who was convicted in the
Sherburne county district court on
a statutory charge, a new trial be
cause the father of the complaining
witness was thought to have pui
chased some of the jurors drinks and
associated with them. Judge Oscar
Hallam in his opinion said: "Jurors
must forego such social diversion
with interested persons during the
progress of a lawsuit, the merits of
which they are to decide
The syllabus follows:
State of Minnesota, respondent, vs.
Olivei Snow, appellant
Where misconduct on the part of
jurors is without the prompting or
the knowledge of the prevailing
party, the verdict will not ordinarily
be set aside unless there is reason
able cause to believe that the mis
conduct was prejudical to the mov
ing party. The use of intoxicating
liquors by a juror while the trial is
in progress, if it does not result in
intoxication, does not vitiate the
verdict if without-the knowledge or
articipation of he prevailing party.
But where, during the course of a
jury trial, a person interested in the
result associates much with the
members of the jury, meeting with
them during the recesses of the
court, walking to and from the court
house with them, talking with them,
and generally keeping in their com
pany and associating and drinking
with them in saloons, the jurors per
mitting such association and partici
pating in it, there is such\yscon
duct as will vitiate any verdict favor
able to the interest of such meddler.
Order reversed and new trial
Opinion by Justice Hallam.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the post office at Princeton, Minn.,
on July 5. 1915: Mr. E. Lund, Mr.
Forrest M. Adams, Mrs. W. Lam
Please call for advertised letters.
M. M. Briggs, Acting P. M.
Large Crowds Congregate at the
Various Places in This Vicinity
That Observe the Day.
Milaca, Glendorado, Woodward Brook
and Qreen Lake Have Appropri-
ate Celebrations Monday.
Monday was an ideal day for the
observance of the anniversary of the
signing of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, and the various celebra
tions in this vicinity attracted
throngs of people.
At Milaca the day was observed in
fitting style. Congressman Schall
delivered the oration of the day, and
it was a powerful address. Mr. Schall
is an eloquent speaker, and his re
marks were timely and patriotic.
During the afternoon a ball game
was staged between Princeton and
Milaca, an account of which appears
elswehere. Various races entertained
the visitors during the afternoon,
and the Milaca band rendered sev
eral stirring selections. A gorgeous
display of fireworks and dancing in
the evening concluded the day.
The celebration at Glendorado
passed off in pleasing style and an
immense crowd of people attended.
The industrial parade the morn
ing was the opening feature and it
was thoroughly enjoyed. Repre
sentative E E. Indrehus president
of the day then in a few well chosen
remarks gave the opening address,
and the reading of the Declaration
of Independence followed. Singing
of "America" by the audience was
next, and it was followed by a song
by the home choir. In the afternoon
Hon. J. A. O. Preus arrived, and
delivered the oration of the day, and
various races and sports entertained
the multitude. The Sauk Rapids
band discoursed music throughout
the afternoon, and all who attended
pronounced the celebration to have
been appropriate and successful.
Those who participated in the ob
servance at Leo Peter's grove, given
by the Woodward Brook Farmers'
club, were extended a cordial wel
come, and a most pleasant time was
had. Mr. A. J. McGuire delivered
an address along the lines of patrio
tism and good citizenship, and it
was interesting to all. Races and
sports of various kinds and two ball
games entertained those in attend
ance. The Woodward Brook Farmers'
club is a progressive institution, and
all who attended appreciated the
efforts put forth by the members of
the club to entertain them.
Green lake attracted a vast throng
of people last Monday because of the
celebration at that place. Boating
and dancing were the amusement
features and during the afternoon a
ball game between Karmel and Isanti
was played Karmel won the contest
by a score of 9 to 2. An enjoyable
time was had by all who passed the
day on the shores of that beautiful
body of water.
Sturdevant Confectionery Robbed.
The Sturdevant confectionery was
broken into last Tuesday night by
sneak thieves, and a diamond ring
valued at about $25, four boxes of
cigars, five pounds of chocolates, sev
eral packages of cigarettes, a box of
candy and $4 in pennies were taken.
The pennies and the ring were in
the safe, but the safe was not
Entrance was gained through a
rear window, which had been pried
open, an ice pick having been used
to raise it. No clue was left, as the
rain washed away all tracks. I is
undoubtedly the work of amateurs
who will eventually find their way to
the penitentiary unless they change
The Old System and the New.
In the years past it was always con
sidered good policy after state offi
cials had held an office two or three
terms to make a change and give it
to another. I was almost an un
written law that a governor should
not serve more than two terms and
minor officials not more than three.
An official was considered rather pre
sumptious if be asked for longer ser
vice. In this way it was possible for
the different parts of the state to be
represented at the capitol and there
was a "constant infusion of new blood
in state offtoialdom. At local cau
cuses and county^conventions candi
dates were discussed and delegates
instructed, and in th*is^way the
people had some voice in the selec
tion of candidates and a man outside
of the regular occupant of the office
stood some show of securing a nomi
nation and an election.
Under our present system all this
is changed. When a man is elected
to a state or national office, if he
makes fairly good, he might as well
be given the position for life, and
the farce of holding an election done
away with for the result is always
the same. A man holding an office
under our present system has at least
thirty per cent advantage over any
outside competitor for the same
place. It would take an outside
man six months time and cost him
at least $5,000 to put him on an
equality in a primary competition
with any of our present officials as
far as publicity is concerned and
then the chances would be largely in
favor of his loosing even if he were
the better man.
This may be as well for the coun
try at large but it is not American
and is not democratic as it is a con
dition foreign to the ideas of the
founders of the government who
never contemplated the creation of
a perpetual office holding oligarchy.
Sauk Center Herald.
Judge Parsons Reverses Commissioners.
Judge Parsons has filed his de
cision in the matter of the appeal
of Chr. C. Eberhardt and others
from tne order of the board of coun
ty commissioners, dated January 2,
1915, refusing to establish county
ditch No. 11. Judge Parsons re
versed the order of the commission
ers and ordered that said ditch be
Tbe findings of fact, and order of
the court follows"
1. That the appeal of the appel
lant from the said order of the board
of county commissioners of Mille
Lacs county, Minnesota, was duly
perfected by the filing and serving
of the notice and bond, as by law
"2. That the engineer's and
viewers' reports and all the proceed
ings in the above entitled matter
have been made and taken in accor
dance with the law.
"3. That the estimated benefits
to be derived from the construction
of county ditch No. 11, Mille Lacs
county, Minnesota, are greater than
its total cost including damages
awarded, and that such benefits and
damages have been duly awarded
"4. That the construction of
said work will be of public utility
and promote the public health, and
such reports are complete and cor
"It is therefore ordered, as
conclusion therefrom, that the order
of the board of county commission
ers of Mille Lacs county, Minnesota,
bearing date January 2, 1915, refus
ing to establish county ditch num
ber eleven of said county and state,
be, and the same is hereby reversed,
aud the said board of county com
missioners are hereby ordered to
proceed to establish said ditch ac
cording to law and as specified in
the report of the civil engineer ap
pointed in said matter, and the said
ditch is hereby oidered to be estab
lished and constructed according to
said report and according to law.
"Dated at Fergus Falls, Minneso
ta, this 6th day of July. 1915."
Village Council Meets.
The village council met in regular
session last evening with all mem
bers present except President
Wheeler. Councilman H. Newbert
Th"3 minutes of the last meeting
were read by Recorder Hatch., and
same were upon motion approved.
The oath of office and bond of L.
F. Wilkes, recently appointed con
stable, were accepted and approved.
The bid of Louis Wicen offering
to lay the sewer to be put in from
the corner of the T. H. Caley resi
dence to the depot, for 80 cents a
foot, $35 each for man holes and
catch basins and $1 per connection
was accepted. The work will be
done under the supervision of Coun
cilmen Newbert and Gottwerth,
members of the street committee.
The council decided to levy a tax
of $6,000 to defray the cost of im
proving the streets, and a tax of
$6,000 for village purposes.
Councilman Henschel suggested
that gutters be put in on the street
from the post office to Main street,
before rock be applied. No action
was taken in the matter at this
time but it is entirely probable that
the council will act favorably on the
After considering numerous bills
the council adjourned.
Absolute Enforcement? Piflel
A county option campaign has
been inaugurated in Hennepin county
and Minneapolis will soon be in the
throes of the hottest campaign in its
history. May we be pardoned for
suggesting that in case the county
votes dry, that those who so vote,
VOLUME XXXIX. NO. 29
stand sponsor for absolute enforce
ment of the law. Minneapolis is al
ways in a spasm of this sort, but
seems to deteriorate morally each
day. Perhaps a little more education
and a litte less law of sumptuary
nature will prove the better pre
They Know Little or Nothing of the
World Beyond Arabia.
Time seemed to turn back twenty
centuries when I stepped off the Tigris
river steamer at Bagdad. Old Testa
ment men in turbans, sandals and
quaint flowing robes ("abbas") crowded
about, calling each other "Yusif" and
"Musa"Joseph and Moses. From the
river's edge veiled women walked
away,\ gracefully upright, carrying on
their shoulders tall jars of waterthe
same style of jars no doubt that held
the water when it turned to wing.
Sheep are slain to seal a vow, and the
blood covenant is common.
With their own shapely hands Arab
women still wash the feet of honored
guests upon their own heads they
heap handfuls of dust when they
mourn for their dead children, and
should a Bedouin woman sin her broth
er may cut her throat, and the tribe
will applaud his awful act of righteous
Arab women live, love, slave and die
knowing little of their Christian sisters
in the western world
Few Arab women I met had ever
even heard of America. One or two,
whose husbands sold wool and dates to
Bagdad traders, knew there was such
a place as "Amerique," but they be
lieved it merely a part of that far
away land called London, whence
came their bright calico and the cheap
guns used by the sheiks in tribal wars.
Even the men can tell the women
little of the world beyond the desert's
For all the average Arab woman
knows of America, she might as well
live on Mars. My serving maid, Neji
bah (the star), asked me if I came
to Bagdad from Amerique by railway
train. Once on this ancient plain, how
ever, lived wise womenthe consorts
of kingswhose names and fame come
down to us through the centuries.
National Geographic Magazine.
CALL OF THE SEA.
Land Is Existence, but" the Oceans Are
Life and Civilization.
From the dawn of time, humanity
has dreamed of the sea. Land is exists
ence, but water Is "life. The open sea
is the open mind. The oceans are civ
Watch the mo\ements of the pro
gressive races. It is from land to wa
ter, from water to wider water. First
there are the rivers, like the Euphrates
and the Nile, and the civilizations upon
their banks are astl superior to the
civilizations of the interiors. But once
the seas are discovered and mastered
the civilizations of the rivers sink into
second place, and nations like Greece
and Rome wake into life. Then the
oceans And once the oceans are con
quered, you have France and Germany
Suppose back there in the long ago a
naked sword had been laid across the
mouths of the Euphrates and the Nile.
And suppose humanity, having discov
ered an overland route to the southern
peninsulas of Europe, had found bar
ring their further march another sword
across the strait of Gibraltar And sup
pose that thereafter all overland routes
to the ocean had been blocked, say,
with long lines of cannon. If the de
mocracy of Greece never arose on the
Euphrates and the strong type of the
independent Roman never developed on
the Nile, or if, hi the second case, that
sane, stable constitutional government
that is the pride of England never
bloomed in Greece and the splendid ed
ucational system that is the pride of
Germany never flourished in Rome,
upon which lands would the blame lie
upon those on the inside or upon
those on the outside, upon those that
found the sword across their path or
upon those that laid it there?Fronv
"The World Stormand Beyond," by
Edwin Davies Schoonmaker.
"George, dear," said Mrs. Dovekins,
who had come downstairs in time to
pour the coffee, "I'm going to walk to
the^car with you this morning. Aren't
"Very glad, indeed, lovey. Ifs so
nice of you to think of me and get up
early for the purpose of making it un
necessary^ ta_walk those dismal three
blocks alone. HowTBncfrdo 33m want?"
Dr. Johnson's Homeliness.
Samuel Johnson was himselfand
this is a quality rarely found In "plain"
menunder no illusion as to his per
sonal appearance. Dr. Burney tella us
that on one occasion while Miss Bur
ney was examining his portrait he
peeped over her shoulder and, with a
ludicrous half laugh, exclaimed: "Ah,
ha, Sam Johnson! I see theeand an
ugly dog thou art!"London Times.
The Tugela River.
The Tugela river has been known to
rise forty feet in a night owing to
thunderstorms on the mountains.