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Battalion field day of the Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, was observ ed in Princeton last Thursday in a way that gave the place a holiday appear ance. The day opened over cast but there was no threatening look to the weather. Decorations were visible on c~ xy******- nr*** BRIG. GEN. FRED. E. WHEATON. all hands, and white, red, blue and yel low, the colors of the Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias, were draped in many very pretty and attractive styles and the national colors entered into the decorations in a way that made the effect patriotic and inspiring. Most all the stores were decorated and some in an exceptionally fine manner, while many of the residences were nicely decorated. Station Agent Rice went to considerable trouble and had the depot very handsomely decorated with red, white and blue bunting interwoven with yellow, and on the platform were evergreen trees trimmed up in a patri otic and public spirited manner. Princeton was quite in readiness for the visiting Knights who arrived on a special train of four coaches and a baggage a few minutes after noon hour. They were met at the station by Mille Lacs Company No. 3 who escorted them up town to headquart ers at the K. P. hall and at the hotel, and in a short time they were in read iness for dinner and were taken to the Odd Fellows' hall where the Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church had both of the large halls filled with tables loaded down with a good dinner. The members of the staff were seated at tables in the large dining hall adjoin ing the lodge room proper while din ner was served to the others in the lodge room. A large number of wait ers with sashes made of the U. R. colors attended to the wants of the guests and by one o'clock all had been fed and arrangements were made for the parade and march to the fair grounds. It was two o'clock when the parade headed by Marshal Newton swung around the corner of First and streets and started on the march to the fair grounds. The militia boys in their kahki uniforms came first in the parade, and behind them was the old flag borne by a large number of ladies K, P. FIELD DAY! THE FIRST BATTALION O THE FIRST REGIMENT, MIN- NESOTA BRIGADE, & & &- X7NIFORM RANK, KNIGHTS O PYTHIAS INVADES & PRINCETON AND ARE ROY ALLY ENTERTAINED. wearing white dresses and with sashes of the Uniform Rank colors. The staff officers came next, and then followed the band of Unity Lodge No. 4 of Min neapolis, company 13 of St. Paul fol lowed by companies 12 and 4 of Min neapolis next in line with Princeton company behind them and visiting Knights and citizens making up the balance of the parade. The line of march was north on street to the Herdliska corner, thence east to Main street, thence south on Main street to the Goulding corner, west to the Jes mer corner, south to the Ferrell cor ner, west to the Staples corner, north to Rutherford's corner, east to resi dence of Dr. Armitage, north to Caley corner, west on First street to resi dence of S. M. Byers, thence to fair grounds. COL A STOBBART. Arriving at the fair grounds the com panies drew up in line and extended the honors to Col. J. A. Hagman com manding the first regiment, after wjtuch the companies were dismissed and the companies formed for practice drill. Companies 4 and 12 of Minneapolis and Company 13 of St. Paul comprised the battalion, Company No. 1 of Minneap olis being consolidated with No. 4 for field day. Capt. E. P. Holmes had charge of No. 4, Captain Scarnes. was in command of No. 12, Capt. E. S. Schroeder of Capital No. 13, while the Mille Lacs Company No. 3 was in charge of Capt. L. S. Briggs. The com panies had not been drilling long be fore it began to drizzle and the drizzle soon turned into a light rain which drove the crowd back into the grand stand which was already nearly filled. The companies were obliged to stop drilling and seek shelter in the grand stand where the Unity band gave a MILLE LACS NO. 3 IN "COMPANY FRONT." short concert. After the rain let up some of the Knights went onto the grounds to complete the afternoon's program of drill and inspection. As the battalion lined up on the field in front of the officers of the staff it pre sented a very pretty sight. The mem bers of the staff who were present and at the review and inspection were as follows: Brigadier General Fred E. Wheaton, Col. A. J. Stobbart, assist- ant adjutant general: Col. Cooney, as sistant surgeon general Col. E. V. Col. James Robertson: The first reg iment was represented by Col. John A Hagman and Capt. A. W. Stahl as ad jutant, and Capt. Godfrey. The COL. JOHN A. HAGMAN. entertained the Knights and those who were present until it was time for the train to leave for the cities. Tom Scheen who throughout the entire day had attended to all the details of ar rangements, etc., acted as chairman and kept things moving in an enter taining manner. Seated on the stage was the Unity band of twenty-eight pieces and the staff officers. Geo. Wright on behalf of the mayor who was unable to be present in a few re marks welcomed the visitors to Prince- of Lv^:#v PfllNCETOy, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1902. Lorenz, assistant inspectOK general CoL, ArthurJ. Stobbart, assistant ad- second regiment was represented by goo^ stories and finished with a tribute Col. E. H. Milham, Capt. Hamilton and Major E. M. Moorehouse. The battalion drill, inspection and review with its sword salutes, its ma- celldr Tawney who was unable to be neuvers and evolutions, marehes, coun- present. Col. E. P. Holmes of Com- ter marches and formations of various panjr No. 4 was introduced and recited kinds all made an inspiring sight. Anthony's oration at Caeser's funeral Each company did well in the drill in ajvery dramatic manner, and review evolutions, and the Prince ton company made a most excellent showing, a fact that was commented on afterwards by members of the staff. Col. J. A. Hagman had charge of the battalion drill practice and the inspec tion was made by the entire staff, with Col. E. V. Lorenz assistant inspector general. The inspection was a pretty feature ol the afternoon's program. Each company was drawn up in col umns and the inspecting officers filed around each company one at a time, and as they did so the swords as they were presented in salute glittered and gleamed in a fascinating manner. Af ter the companies were inspected the parade reformed and marched back to town and disbanded, and the Knights proceeded to enjoy themselves. Gen eral headquarters were at K. hall where the boys found all the comforts of home. The members of the brigade and battalion staff had headquarters at rooms 7 tind 30 at the Commercial hotel. Supper was served at the Odd Fel- lows'' hall, and about three hundred were'fed, many people of the village sitting down with the Knights to make the affair as sociable as possible. In the evening occurred the social functions at the opera house where a program of speeches, songs and music by the Unity Lodge band and quartet ton. General Wheaton on behalf i yi ing address,. Capt Briggs spoke o behalf of Company No. 3, and Col ferried to the growth and development of the order of Knights ofv Pythias. jutapt general, was introduced for a talk*to the ladies, but the good looking colonel did justice to both sex and entertained the audience with some to the order of which he is one of the leading representatives. Mr. Stob barti represented Deputy Grand Chan' The last speaker on the program was Col. Mil ham who in a very brief address spoke in a very pleasant way of the hospital ity of Princeton, the creditable ap pearance the battalion made, and especially did he compliment Company No. 3, the Princeton boys, who -made such an excellent showing during.the drift*ndTrfspectidn. lVu" During the eveniff^vthe _^* band' g*ve several selections, MrsrCooney. sang a solo and was obliged to answer a'hearty encore. The male quartet consisting CAPT. A. W. STAHL. of Messrs. Burgan, Dickey, Ewing and Radeke helped entertain the audience and came back at the call of an encore. The entertainment was concluded shortly after ten and the visiting Knights got in readiness to take the train for home. They were escorted to the depot by Mille Lacs company where good night and good bye were said with regrets on the part of all, and thus ended field day for the first battalion of the first regiment of the Minnesota brigade, Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias. A better lot of guests never were in Princeton before. It was a pleasure to entertain them and let us hope that they will be our guests some time in the near future. RAIN DROPS. Those ice cream uniforms of the mar shals were just it. They were Knights of Pythias and also kings and princes. Wheaton said to keep your eye* on the editorhe is one himself you know. Homer Tincber of Jonesborough, Ind., was,one of the visiting Knights. The militia boys gave a drill at the fair grounds and received many com pliments. The boys wore the carnations with a warm heart for Pratt, the Anoka nur seryman. There was quite a delegatio ox5Uinof the brigade followed with an interest- P.'s down from Milaca, some of whom September at the time of the ninth were members of Mille Lacs company The last, the battalion. he remarks nf' al"l nraa frn nnnnling .v.tia\ s' ''V.Sw* &t.-\. 'iv'A.fs time Col. Milham vumpau, J. o, auu JUI. last time KJOI. Miina wa i gade -Mi suggestio wa tha field James Robertson followed on behalf of Princeton the Great Northern missed days be held commencing with the made in a happy vein and spirit of merchants missed a box of clothes pin3 also suggested that at the annual bri- good fellowship, and the speakers re- and some candle sticks. So far a rigid gade assembly and grand lodge con search has failed to indicate that the colonel took much baggage back with him. The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church proved great providers when it came to getting up the dinner and supper. The Princeton company is made up of men of large stature and makes a splendid showing when in line and marching. Captain Hamilton of Minneapolis, who accompanied the staff officers, said he would never forget the time when he attended the mustering in of the VIEW OF PARADE LOOKING NORTH ON MAIN.STREET. It rained with considerable persist ence late in the afternoon and a por tion of the evening, but then Prince ton was not to blame for leaky clouds. The ladies made arrangements to feed many more than attended and there was grub to burn. The K. P.'s paid for 250 for dinner and 300 that were fed for supper. The Unity band gave the people of Princeton a treat co some real good music. The band consists of twenty eight pieces, and under the leadership of Byron H. Ayers has made a record for itself. The day before it was one Battalion field day is something new in the Uniform Rank, and these field days were recommended by Brigadier Generail Uenera iner address nant.. Rriorcro ennba n were members of Millft "Lacs nrnnnnnv. t_i _-. Avaaa na.^/ Princeton company five yearsj^go at while the crowd was in the grand which time the boys had a time and stand waiting for the clouds to roll by. a half. Princeton provided plenty of pro vender and it is to be hoped that none When Fred got through he lifted his of the boys had an attack of the gout afterwards. Ira Bullis and, Daa.Spaulding acted. BS deputies to Marshal Newton. New ton and Spaulding in their creamy uniforms looked "scrum." COL. E. H. MILHAM. "of the features of the Elks' parade in Minneapolis. The band has an or chestra and the series of dances that it' gave last season has made it famous. The supreme lodge convention and encampment of the Uniform Rank will be held at San Francisco Aug. 11-22, of the present year. On this occasion the Rank will go into "barracks" and not into a tented camp. Tom Scheen looked after all the ar rangements in a most faithful manner. He was here, there, and every where and saw that all' were taken care of. The members of the committees f6r that matter all did their duty. wheaton in his report lastt Wheato in his report las annual assembly of. the Minnesota bri wass inn gade..- Hiss suggestionn wass thatt wwywit piue, wmio uuo vi uur uabtauuHs, men me regiments, and he two couplin pins while one of our battalions then the regiments and he A VOLUME XXYI. NO. 26. vention next fall that the Uniform Rank meet in brigade formation for parade, review and inspection. The suggestion has been adopted and the field days will no doubt prove a very beneficial innovation. Last fall the Minnesota brigade had thirteen companies in good standing with a total membership of 350, which represented a gain of 100 per cent in companies and 50 per cent in member ship for the year previous. Fred Linstrom who belongs to Twin City, No. 63, at Merriam Park, gave an interesting performance on the "horizontal" bar at the fair grounds The performance was given with a Unity band drum accompaniment. cap to the smiling multitude just like any high actor. The pictures taken of the.parade, and scenes at the-fair grounds, and also of the dining room at the noon hour, were taken by County Auditor Whitney. Though the light .was very poor, he succeeded in getting some very good views. The ones in the UNION are from Mr. Whitney's photos. The attendance was not as large as was anticipated. Owing to the Elks and Eagles being in session in Minne apolis, and the fact tbat it was hard for a good many to get away from their business there was not over one-tbird the attendance that was expected. But as it was there were enough to have a good time. The following lodges were repre sented by visitors: From Minneapolis Minneapolis No. 1, Unity No. 4, Her mion No. 18, Norah No. 33, and Nicol let No. 46. From St. PaulLincoln No. 13, Webster No. 29, St. Paul No. 43, Capital No. 51, Washington No. 74, and Twin Cisy No. 63 of Merriam Park. Minnesota No. 8, Anoka Owatonna No. 50, represented by Capt. McClin tock: Pokegema No. 77, Pine City Anchor No. 112, North Branch: Milaca No. 130 and Cambridge No. 159. The old full dress uniforms with white helmets and red plumes, and the military appearance of the same make a much finer showingr than the fatigue uniforms that were adopted in 1900, MAJOR E. M. MOOREHOUSE. and in which all companies are now mustered in, but the new uniforms are much more serviceable as they admit of much more wmiune- th field A..i. T~I.J._I:_ ii x.. _- nnifnrm S\*^*H .4 -\^i SVsE city companie,smalldactionan fat*gue uniformf fro a freedom ease anude comfort. The city companies all au wor sstandpoinitthedfullAt .j J.-J __ wears dresse, dress parade di no mak the showins tha the Princeto corn if BUOW1Dg pan did uniform. matn me fnnceton com- a J. H. Heisser who belongs to Minne apolis No. 1, was present. Mr. Heisser $! 3 FT Vis 3rt*S .J