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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year.
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The boys wore the carnations with a
warm heart for Pratt, the Anoka nur
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 battalion. he remarks nf' al"l nraa frn nnnnling .v.tia\
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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
The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist
church proved great providers when
it came to getting up the dinner and
The Princeton company is made up
of men of large stature and makes a
splendid showing when in line and
Captain Hamilton of Minneapolis,
who accompanied the staff officers, said
he would never forget the time when
he attended the mustering in of the
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
Ira Bullis and, Daa.Spaulding acted.
BS deputies to Marshal Newton. New
ton and Spaulding in their creamy
uniforms looked "scrum."
"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
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,
and in which all companies are now
mustered in, but the new uniforms are
much more serviceable as they admit
of much
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city companie,smalldactionan
fat*gue uniformf fro a freedom ease
anude comfort. The city companies all
.j J.-J __ wears dresse, dress parade di no mak
the showins tha the Princeto corn
matn me fnnceton com-
J. H. Heisser who belongs to Minne
apolis No. 1, was present. Mr. Heisser

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