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The Princeton union. [volume] (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, October 10, 1901, Image 1

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Established 1893
Incorporated 1897
Paid Up Capita!
"^f J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. &
"J Collecting and Farfti and
Insurance. Village Loans. JE
Railroad Lands &
4 Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at to)
tov Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
67 The Great Northern and 4?
47 St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies. S
Z For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
9 write to k
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
Fifty Good Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand.
Private Sales Daily.
Time Given on Approved Paper.
Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in the
village Exchange
A General Banking Business
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Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Pu, on Tiire De
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a id Domest Ex
caange S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
G. A. EATON, Cashier.
E. MARK, Auctioneer.
ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour
I Rye Flour, BucKwueai Hour, Ground Food, Etc.
Foley Bean Lumber
Manufacturers ana
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com
plete Stock of Building Material.
B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year. PBINCETON, MILLE 1ACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THUBSDAI, OCTOBER 10, 1901.
Head and
D1U1IU01 Banner
IO. K.
Need Protection
This Weather.
A full line of Fall and Winter
Caps, Gloves and Mittens just
received. Warm and comforta
ble and just the thing.
Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes
A complete stock al
ways on hand and
prices right.
John N. Berg.
Princeton, Minn.
I would I ike, to talk
to you about your
Fall Suit
or Overcoat.
Call and get prices and see
what I can do for you.
Sam J. Fryhling,
[email protected]* Next door to Keith & Rines office
I am ready to
take orders for
Fall Suits i
and Overcoats.
Come in and see the
goods and get prices.
Shop in Long shoe store
and Advice.
Dr. C. F. Walker
Gold and
Porcelain Crowns.
i TBBtll AHJPlates 1
Teeth extracted without pain by
use of Vitalized Air.
Call and have your teeth ex
amined free of charge. Appoint
ments may be made by telephone
call 55.
In Princeton
In Cambridge
11st to 20th 1
Office in Chapman Building.
21 to 28th, i I
Office over
Oouldberg Anderson's store.
"We are no longer known as the
'gooher' State, but our great wheat
fields and our dairy interests has made
us the great 'Bread and Butter' State.
Minnesota butter captured first prem
ium at the World's fair in Chicago
and Paris and will carry away first
prize at Buffalo." The governor spoke
of the great advantages our country
offers to the people of all nations of the
earth who come here and become good
and loyal citizens. They have equality
before the law and equality of oppor
tunities. He expressed his great pleas
ure in being present and invited all to
call and see him when in St. Paul, but
requested them to not all come at once.
The first attraction on the race track
was the running race and in this Mark
had the string of horses all to himself
and "Greyhound"' and "Holland'* con
tested for the honors, with some ordi
nary saddle horses to keep company.
It was an easy matter for the little
fleet-footed horse to win, though "Hol-
land"' was close enough to make the
race appear interesting. The farmer's
trotting race brought out Bob Steeve's
horse, '-Fitzimmons," Marshall's "Bes-
sie," and the horse "Robert,"' which
Mark bought from P. M. Torrell of
Cambridge, some time ago. The Mar
shall horse was not quite as speedy as
"Fitz" and the latter won two straight
The running race in which nine
Spartan youths entered and started
away on a half mile dash was one by
Levi Orton, with John Myers second.
It was a good long wind for the run
ners and they were well played out be
fore they reached the quarter post.
Johnson fell by the wayside utterly
played out and came in after he had
recovered from his exhaustion. In
the rope running contest nine who en
tered had their feet tied pretty close
together with rope and. were obliged
to run 100 yards. Ephriam Giiehad a
walk away in the race as his rope
slipped and he was an easy winner, but
had to try it over with Bert Nokes
who was second, and Nokes had got usedr
to the hop while Gile who made
short steps before did not seem to get
the combination, though as there were
no others in the race at that time he
The Tenth Annual Fair Was Blessed With Good
Weather and a Good Attendance and Was
a Surprise to All.
Governor Van Sant Was Present Friday and De=
livered an Address-=Some Good Races
and Sporting Events.
The Farmers Made a Very Creditable Display of
Fruits, Vegetables and Live Stock, Con=
sidering Lateness of Season.
The tenth annual fair of the Mille
Lacs, Sherburne and Isanti County
Fair association was better late than
never, and with the hearty co-opera
tion of the farmers, the business men
and the weather man the fair was far
from being a failure. On the contrary,
it wab a success to the extent thatfthe
management will be able to pay its
bills and settle in full with all the win
ners of premiums. The first day was
taken up in getting ready for the two
days that were to follow. Friday
opened cold and dreary, but by noon
the weather brightened up and warmed
up and the afterneon was a good Indian
summer spell, with the result that
there was a good attendance. Go\
Tan Sant was the drawing card for the
day and when he am\ed on the
grounds a little before two escorted by
the Princeton band and the local mil
itia there was a good crowd to greet
him The grand stand
there was a good crowd on the track
in front of the stand when President
Jack of the Fair association introduced
the governor to the first audience he
ever met in Princeton Governor Van
Sant's address was a good one He
spoke of the farmer and of his work in
developing the country, and jot the
great strides that agriculture had
made in Minnesota in the past few
years '"I remember,'' said the gov
ernor, "when I first came to Minnesota
it was on a ri\er steamer and we towed
two barges of corn for tae settlers here
then and at that time it was thought
that Minnesota would never be able to
raise corn, but look at that great stalk
of corn over there," said the governor,
that shows what Minnesota and Mille
Lacs county can do
had a walk away, but the giving of
second monej to him was the cause of
little kick.
The ball game in the afternoon be
tween Greenbush and Germany was
started on schedule time, but was in
terrupted at the start over one of the
pitchers though after considerable vo
calizing the game resumed the even
tenor of its way, with Prof. White as
umpire The game resulted in a vic
tory for the Kaiseis with a score of
11 to 21 The Germany lads pulled
their paws out of the potato hills and
fastened them onto the ball in away
that made the score one-sided in their
favor The batteries were Bockoven
and Slayback and Art Shaw and Plom
ondore The Greenbush boys gave
their Dutch uncles some good hard
contests at times
On Saturdav the weather was as good
as one would wish to make it at this
of the year, and the daj proved a
profitable one for the fair as the attend
ance was good, the ticket sales amount
ing to $190.25, while the day before
they footed up to $160. There was a
fairly good attendance in the forenoon,
but there was a good crowd on the
grounds after dinner. The chief event
in the way of races was the free for all
trotting race. There was a delay in
getting ready for the race and the
bicycle race was pulled off in the mean
time There were four who entered
for the three mile dash and it was an
interesting race. The riders did little
spurting until on the finish and held
their positions with Johnson theof
lead fiom the start for a long time.
The Orrock man was a stayer and set
the pace and kept the lead and won
first money. It was an exciting race
at the finish between Bert Nokes and
Levi Orton, who came down the home
stretch neck and neck Nokes was
bested by running out into the road,
while Orton kept the tract and won
second money.
The horses entered for the trot were
Erwin, owned by Dr. Armitage, Ben
Harrison, owned by Abe Orr, and Bay
Billy, owned by Frank Smith, of North
Branch. In a draw for positions Orr's
horse got the pole with Erwin in the
middle and the North Branch horse on
the outside. The first and second heats
were pretty much alike. Abe Orr's
horse hugged the fence on the start
and led away with a good even step and
was under perfect control, and never
appeared to give its driver any care,
other than to hold the lines. Steve
Palmer drove Erwin and the little
horse in both heats went to pieces at
the start and it took a few seconds to
bring him to his step, and in this way
he was badly handicapped. When he
got onto the track in good shape and
gaited he easily showed his speed and
went away a pretty picture as he vainly
tried to overtake Orr's sure-fotted trot
ter. On the home stretch in both
heats he came in only a few lengths be
hind. Smith's horse was nervous and
uncertain at times. In the last heat he
went away after Orr's "oid regularity"
with what appeared to be a close race,
but he could not stay gaited and took
third money. The money was divided
as follows: $75, $50 and $25 The time
on the -second heat was 2:25, no time
being taken on the first heat.
In thd ladies' saddle race Miss Ayers
and Miss Folkes were the only ones to
enter. Miss Foltz won the race in
both heats leaving the grey horse that
Miss Ayers rode somewhat in the dis
tance. In the first heat they both ran
a mile, evidently enjoying the exhili
rating sport. In the second heat the
old grey went over by the fence at the
start and did not seem to care a conti
nental whether it ran or not, but it took,
a notion to finally run and made quite
a spurt.
In the wheelbarrow race Edwin John
son, a brother of the winner of the
bicycle race, won second money, while
Price Orton got first money. The
race was1
exciting one in some re-
gpwects and was f^ney enough to cause
There was a 100-yard foot race to
close the track sports. Nine entered.
Nokes went under the wire first in ten
seconds, followed by Pierson a close
second. Levi Orton was tied with a
swift runner for third money and raced
over, winning by a scratch.
In point of agricultural and live stock
exhibits the fair was good, considering
the limited time farmers had to make,
preparations, and the management as
well. While the display of farm pro
ducts was not as large as usual it was
indeed good and was more than an
ordinarj collection. The display of
fruit showed some choice varieties of
apples and grapes grown around
Princeton Peter Hedlund from Dalbo,
Geo. W. Babb from Bradford, J. W.
Goulding from Princeton, W. S. Enger
from Big Lake and N. G. Orton of Green
bush made displays. Babb showed N.
W. Greenings, Wolf Rivers and Peer
less apples Hedlund showed a big col
lection of Duchess apples that won
the blue ribbon. Mr. Hedlund's apples
were particularly fine, in that they
were hardy and good keepers. J. W.
Goulding showed some Dutchess and
Wealthy apples, and W S. Enger made
a fine collection of grapes and apples,
showing the Duchess and Wealthy
varieties The Concord, Brighton and
Agawan grapes shown by exhiDitors
were good enough for any country
N. Orton showed Duchess and
Wealthy apples
The poultry display was good, ducks,
geese, turkeys and chickens were gar
rulous and noisy as could be, but they
had aright to be as they were all fine
specimens of their respective classes
The display of live stock included
several pews of sheep and hogs, a few
horses and a few good cattle Eugene
Clough of Spencer Brook, brought up
13 head of cattle, for the special prem
ium of $25 for the best display of live
stock He showed Polled Angus, Gal
loways, Herefords, Shorthorns and
Jerseys One of the best animals he
had was a thoroughbred Galloway bull
and some Galloway calves of good
breeding He also exhibited a pair of
mules, a brood mare and colt and a
tw^-year-old gelding. Mr. Clough won
the special premium.
Dennis Kaliher showed two grade
Shorthorn calves, while Wm. Slater
who manages the Greenbush stock
farm of John McCool, exhibited a
whole Shorthorn familybull, cow,
yearling heifer and two pretty calves,
strong Shorthorn type and fattening
capacity. Mr. Slater says they have
a farm of 160 acres, and have 57 head
of Shorthorn cattle.
F. ,H. Hatcher showed a Jersey bull,
and L. A. Hatch of Baldwin, showed a
registered Jersey bull and cow and
calf. Mr. Hatcher says he has six
Jersey cows and six head of young
stock at home. His cattle are of the
C. H. Chadbourne stock. Mr. Hatch
has 26 head of Jerseys bred from the
R. S. Kingman stocK There is con
siderable inquiry for Jerseys by farm
ers say both Hatch and Hatcher.
Wm. King and Chas. Slater exhibited
some Polled Angus stock, capturing
premiums in this class.
In the swine exhibit F. H. Hatcher
showed a prize-winning boar "Minne
sota Chief.'' Sid Jesmer of Greenbush,
showed some Poland China stock and
Neis Robideau showed both Berkshire
and Poland China stock
H. W A. Murgel of Blue Hill,
showed two pens of the Improved
Yorkshires, from the Wilcox stock at
Hugo, Minn. Mr. Murgel has some
good Yorkshires, and says they are a
good quiet, clean and early maturing
stock, making a good bacon hog and
furnishing a good flavor of pork. Mr.
Murgel sold his large stock farm five
years ago and is now starting a new
one. He has quite a few cattle on his
farm and also sheep of the Shropshire
variety. "Wheat went 18 to 20 bush
els per acre in my section"' said Mr.
Murgel, "while oats threshed as good
as 55 bushels. Our section is largely
devoted to stock raising and on my
own farm I have 300 acres of meadow."
In the sheep exhibit Wm. and Elmer
Orton showed two Shropshire ewes
L. B. Kuln pen of three Shropshire
and three Hamshiredown sheep Chas.
Judkins, pen of Shropshire ewes, lambs
tmd 'yearlings: -Robert Ayers of Milo,
two grade ewes, Cotswold and Shrop
shire, and Peter Jensen of Bogus
Brook, pen of lambs, yearlings, etc., of
mixed grades. Dr. Tarbox exhibited
his pet lamb, which was sold to Sid
Fair Notes.
Now for 1902.
Mark bought ten head of the Clough
Eugene Clough says the bean crop in
his section did very well.
Clint Slater showed the noted Short
horn bull "Goldbug" bred by John

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