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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear.
Vegetable and Fruit Exhibits Espe
cially Fine end Grain of a
Quality Unsurpassed.
List of Premium Awards Will Be
Published in Next Week's
issue of the Union.
The fourteenth annual fair of the
Mille Lacs County Agricultural asso
ciation was held in Princeton on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of
last week. Favorable weather pre
ailed upon all three of the days and
the attendance was large. Thursday
was almost wholly consumed in re
ceiving and placing the exhibits in
position, erecting booths, stands, etc.
On Friday morning, when the big
show was thrown open, the main hall
was well filled with one of the finest
collections of agricultural and horti
cultural products ever placed on ex
hibition in the northwest, and in
many instances the specimens sur
passed in excellence the splendid dis
play of last year. Taken all in all
the fair was generally a success.
The total gate receipts for Friday
and Saturday were $505.25 and the
total receipts from all sources, in
cluding $498.51 from the state,
amounted to $1,290.78. Last year's
total aggregated $1,268,.41, including
'gate receipts $542.75 and amount from
state S491.23. Almost $500 of this
year's receipts will be paid out for
premiums alone. The financial state
ment of the association, showing de
tails ot receipts and disbursements
will be published as soon as the same
is prepared.
In addition to the splendid agri
cultural and horticultural displays,
ladies' fancy work, home baking and
preserve departments in the main
hall, and the live stock, poultry, etc.,
upon other parts of the grounds, the
management had provided an excel
lent program of sports, including
horse races, ball games, etc. The
Princeton brass band enlivened the
occascion by playing at intervals
lively selections of choice music.
Sideshows were not largely in evi
dence, but there was a shooting gal
lery and a gipsy palmist's booth
which attracted some attention, the
latter being patronized mostly by
fair young maidens who were anxious
to learn the kind of a husband they
were to land, or something ot that
sort We noticed but one game of
chance upon the grounds and that was
conducted in an orderly manner.
Two refreshment booths did a fairly
good business upon the groundsone
belonging to Mrs. L. S. Briggs and
the other to the Dorcas society.
Julius Sugarman also had a booth in
which he sold and advertised his fine
brands of cigars. Two makes of
cream separators were exhibited upon
the grounds, the De Laval by E. K.
Evens Hardware company and the
Omega by Adolphus Grow of Green
bush. One of the latter make was at
tached to a gasoline engine exhibited
by J. C. Herdliska.
On Friday afternoon Congressman
Bede delivered a purely political
address to the people assembled in
the grand stand and his speech was
more or less appreciated by the audi
ence. "What I have accomplished for
my constituents while in congress"
and the '"daily strenuity of my life in
Washington" constituted the basis of
Mr. Bede's address. Mr. Bede is a
good speaker, witty, and never at a
loss tor an anecdote to revive the re
ceding spirit of a multitude. J. Adam
was introduced to the audience by L.
S Briggs.
In this department the exhibits dem
onstrated that specimens which were
considered the acme of perfection last
3 ear were thrown into shadow by
those entered upon this occasion.
There were exhibited magnificent dis
plays in white turnips, rutabagas,
melons, squashes, pumpkins, pota
toes, cabbages, beans, oats, corn,
mangel wurtzels and other agricul
tural products which fully made clear
the fact that crops of great variety
may be successfully raised upon the
soil of Mille Lacs county. It is not
our intention to discriminate or en
deavor to draw a line in the quality
of exhibits, for they were all good.
Promiscuously, however, we selected
displays and ascertained the names of
the exhibitors. Among them was
David Berry, who displayed eleven
varieties of potatoes, squashes, beans,
and many other products, all of which
were of high grade. Robt. Clark,
Princeton's scientific gardener, had
an excellent display of assorted vege
tables and cut flowers on exhibition.
It was probably the largest assort
ment that has ever been entered by
one man at a Mlile Lacs county fair,
and every specimen was as perfect as
nature could make it. Chas. Hiller of
Crown had also a magnificent collec
tion of vegetables on exhibition, in
cluding parsnips, mangels, melons,
etc. The potatoes displayed by C.
Grofl: are deserving of mention for
their size and cleanness of skin. He
also exhibited some splendid Hub
bard squashes and other vegetables.
Mike Mahoney, the clover enthusiast,
had on hand bunches of clover of this
year's first and second cutting and a
bag of clover seed from last year's
threshing. The clover was of large
growth and well filled. The seed was
of high grade and was the first
threshed by the clover huller pur
chased by Henry Schmidt from the
Caley Hardware company last year.
Specimens of fine cabbages and beets
were entered by A. Howard, a display
of excellent onions by R. Murray, big
pumpkins by F. A. Lowell sweet corn,
sorghum, popcorn, etc., by C. Berry.
In corn Henry Heitman had on ex
hibition some fine white cap dent and
F. A. Lowell a fine specimen of yellow
dent. Geo. Tomlinson and Wm. Stead
man also exhibited some good speci
mens of white cap dent while August
Hiller, in his collection of grain, had
some exceptionally fine white and
yellow flint, wheat, oats, etc.
In the preserve and pickle depart
ment the exhibits surpassed those of
last year, and the ladies who contrib
uted to this department deserve praise
for the efforts put forth to make it a
success. Mrs. Frank Henschel pre
sided over this collection.
The exhibit of Robt. Shaw, consist
ing of extracted and comb honey,
pickles, etc., was a particularly fine
The flower display, largely supplied
by Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Cark was
large, varied and highly attractive.
In this department the exhibit was
not nearly so large as that of last
year, Chas. Murray of Pease not hav
ing entered his fine herd of Herefords
and other stockmen who contemplated
placing animals on exhibition being
from various reasons unable to so do.
However there were some fairly good
animals in the stalls.
Among the cattle, a Shorthorn reg
istered bull calf, the property of J. M.
Rudisell four cows owned by E. C.
Stark and a Durham bull belonging
to Geo. M. Orton were the best on ex
hibition. The latter two animals were
begot by registered bulls.
There were a number of horses en
tered, among them being the follow
ing: Three-year-old stallion, regist
ered, D. H. McCuaig Hambletonian
colt. Geo. M. Orton: two-year-old
colt, M. Kailher: seven head of
Percherons, John F. Thoma: team
heavy shire horses, J. M. Rudisell,
The sheep exhibit consisted of
twenty animals, all Shropshires and
virtually of the same family. Seven
of them were the property of E. Orton
of Greenbush and thirteen were en
tered by Wm. Thompson of the same
place. They are all of registered
pedigree and are particularly fine
In poultry the display was, if any
thing, larger than that of last year
and comprised all the well-known va
rieties such as Plymouth Rocks, Leg
horns, Minorcas, Wyandottes, Brah
mas, Cochins, Bantams, ducks, geese,
turkeys, etc. This year's mascot was
a chicken hawk.
A very fine assortment of bread,
rolls, cakes, cookies, pies, etc., as
well as some splendid exhibits in
cooking, were exhibited in this de
partment. Mrs. Daisy Mudgett had
an exceptionally fine array of tempt
ing viands, and she was awarded the
first prize.
The fruit display was lighter than
that of last year, but from it one could
gather an idea of what the soil here
abouts is capable of producing. In
apples Chas. Hiller exhibited a num
ber of the Duchess variety which were
as fine specimens as could be raised
anywhere. An apple display by Mrs.
Rose Patterson, consisting of five
plates and ranging from Wealthys to
crabs, showed a remarkably fine var
iety, while a Duchess and crab exhibit
by Robt. Ayer attracted considerable
attention. August Thoma's display
of Northwestern Greenings was good,
as were also plates of plums by F. A.
Lowell and Concord and Delaware
grapes by Elita Smithers. August
Henschell exhibited a dish of peanuts,
fully matured and of very large size.
There was but one exhibit of tobacco
this year and that was entered by
August Hiller. The specimen showed
conclusively that a grade of tobacco
equal to any raised in Wisconsin is
possible of production on the farms
surrounding Princeton. Julius Su
garman. the cigar manufacturer, also
grew some magnificent Connecticut
broad leaf, Wisconsin and Havana
seed and Virginia varieties this year,
but did not exhibit the same.
In the woman's hall was placed on
view a large variety of quilts, em
broideries and other fancy work pos
sessing much merit, some of the artis
tic designs of the handiwork being
truly magnificent. A woolen quilt
stitched by Mrs. Mahoney after she
had attained the age of 70 years was
a remarkable production.
In this department Mrs. Guy Ewing
displayed pianos and organs and Mrs.
Smythe demonstrated the possibilities
of the sewing machine.
The exhibition of oil paintings,
water colors and drawings in this de
partment was similar to that of last
year, although, perhaps, some of the
amateur productions were superior to
those displayed at that time.
Sketches by the little people in the
public schools were also exhibited
and were on the whole highly com
Horse Races Were Greatest Attraction of
Afternoon Programs.
The committee on races, E. M.
Chapman, L. S. Libby, Abe Orr and
S. H. Palmer, succeeded in arranging
a program of races which was partic
ularly good and formed the principal
attractions on Friday and Saturday
Aside from a breakdown or two
caused by tires slippng from sulkies,
an interlocking of the wheels of two
carts and the turning of a somersault
by Mr. Smithers and his horse there
were no incidents which caused any
delay in the program.
Friday afternoon's track events
commenced with a two-forty race,
mile heats, best three out of five, for
a purse of $150. In this race four
horses were entered, J. Depew's
Cricket, Wm. Humphrey's Castor H.,
H. R. Elliott's Olive S., J. Rud
quist's Minnie Mack. Cricket won:
time 2:49, 2:45, 2:48. Castor came in
second, Oiive S. third and Minnie
Mack fourth.
The second event was a farmer's
race, trot or pace, best two out of
three, for a purse of $25. Four horses
were entered, viz., Thos. Smithers'
Chilton, H. Camp's Fly, G. E. Pres
cott's Byron Hartford, Wm. Scheller's
Queen. Chilton won: time 1:50, 1:55.
Fly second, Byron Hartford third,
Queen fourth.
Special race for purse of $50, best
two out of three. Three horses were
entered, viz., J. Rudquist's Beaula S.,
Dr. Lydick's El Nathan, and Dr.
Rene's Dal Dewey. Beaula won, time
2:17, 2:35. El Nathan came in second
and Dal Dewey third.
Saturday's races opened with a
free-for-all contest, trot or pace, mile
heats, best three out of five, for a
purse of $200. The entries for this
race consisted of J. Rudquist's Beaula
S., Dr. Rene's Dal Dewey, J. Depew's
Crickett and Dr. Lydick's El Nathan.
Beaula S. won time 2:31: 2:35, 2:30.
Dal Dewey second, Cricket third, El
Nathan fourth.
A gentlesmen's amateur driving
race, trot or pace, half-mile heats,
best two out of three, for a sum of
$75. was the next contest. Five
horses were entered for this race, viz.
Fred Keith's Colonel R., Chas. How
ard's Billy M., A. L. Rodluns'
Minnie R., Wm. Ferrell's Admiral
Dewey and Thos. Smither's Chilton.
Colonel R. won: time, 1:30, 1-25.
Billy M. came in second, Minnie R.
third, Admiral Dewey fourth, Chilton
A pony race for $10, mile heats,
best two out of three, concluded the
track events. For this race W. F.
Foltz' Tony, E. Mark's Torkas. Ger
ald Petterson's Weasel and A. Schim
ming's Daisy were entered. Tony
won time .58, .59, .57. Torkas
second, Weasel third, Daisy fourth.
The Baseball Game.
Two ball games, one for Friday and
the other for Saturday afternoon,
were advertised by the management,
but it was found impossible to obtain
more than one team which would con
sent to go against Princetoni The
clubs of Mora, Milaca, Foley and
Monticello were asked to compete with
the Princeton nine, but all refused. At
the last moment Dayton was ap
proached and consented to play. As
a consequence a game was pulled off
on Friday, commencing at about 5:30
and resulted in the defeat of the Day
tons by a score of 9 to 2. The contest
was a fairly good one, but the visit
ing team was no match for the Prince
ton bovs.
Service on Amended Route, Which
Carries Closed Pouch to Spen
cer Brook, in Operation.
Permanency of Route Will Depend
Largely Upon Condition in
Which Roads Are Kept.
The efforts put forth by Postmaster
Cordiner to secure a reconsideration
of the department's order which in
definitely postponed the establishment
of amended rural route 3 has resulted
in the recommendation of the same by
Inspector Harland and the obtaining
of the route. Commencing on Mon
day last, Sept. 17, the order of the
postoffice department went into effect
which established this additional ru
ral service. Over this route is car
ried daily (except-Sundays) a closed
pouch from Princeton to Spencer
Brook by rural carrier No. 3, and
this supply is in addition to the pres
ent service by star route. The length
of the route is 27% miles, the number
of houses supplied 103, and the popu
lation 500. From its start at Prince
ton to its return to the same point the
route runs as follows:
Beginning at the postoffice, the car
rier will go south to town limits,
southeast and south to southeast cor
ner of section 4, east to center south
line of section 3, south to center of
section 10, east to center of west half
of section 8, southeasterly to Peterson
corner, east to Bloomquist corner,
northeasterly, via Spencer Brook,
to center of section 15, south mile,
east 3 mile, south to center south
line of section 27, west to southeast
corner of section 28, north to south
east corner of section 21, west to cen
ter south line of section 21, north,
northwest to Mertz corner, south
west to Walker corner, northwest to
Hanson corner, west mile, north to
center south line section 18, y2 mile,
west to centre south line of section 13,
north to center of section 13. west to
center of section 15, north to center
south line of section 3, west to south
east corner of section 4, north and
northwest to town limits, north to
Farmers and others living along
this route should now take pains to
keep the highways in good condition
to the end that the new service may
be retained. The route is liable to
at any time be discontinued if passable
roads are not maintained.
Resume of Their Condition for \ear End
ing July 31. 1906.
The enrollment for the year is 2,814
pupils, 121 more than reported last
year. Three hundred and sixty-one
out of the abore number have not at
tended 40 days, hence cannot draw
from the apportionment fund.
The valuation of school houses in
the county has passed the $100,000
Nearly $1,000 was spent last season
for library books. The amount of
$28,000 was paid for teachers' salaries.
In the rural schools 75 passed the
high school board examinations, en
titling the holders of the certificates
to pass into the higher work without
further test.
Princeton heads the list with an en
rollment in all departments of 649, a
gain of 66 over the previous year.
Milaca follows next in order with an
enrollment of 450. District 14, in
Borgholm township, has an enroll
ment of 196: district 11, Foreston, 134
district 3, Germany, 133 district 4,
Wetzel, 115 district 12, north of
Princeton, 117 district 20, Chase
Brook, has 61 on the roll and that
number draws public moneythe best
record in the county for attendance.
District 18, Isle district 29 in Milaca
township, and district 32, on this side
of Milaca, have only one each not
drawing public money. There is no
district with less than 12 on the list.
There are 80 teachers employed in
the county this fall. Over half of this
number are holding diplomas or first
grade certificates, and only six are
teaching on permits.
There are 34 districts, with a total
of 48 school houses, district 16, at the
lake, leading with five school build
ings in its domain.
The Isle school and district 4 are
semi-graded schools with two depart
ments. They have well established
grade work and each draws $250
special aid from the state.
Guy Ewing, County Supt.
Alcohol from Corn Cobs.
In the manufacture of alcohol from
corn cobs and corn stalks, at small
cost, the department of agriculture is
developing a new industry that it
says is likely to be of large commer
cial value. Investigations which the
XJ ol
department is making at Hoopeston, opened to the American the empire of
111., have proved that the large quan- his country's opulent west. They
titles of corn cobs., which every year have invaded the deserts and the for-
heretofore have gone to waste.can be ests, and have brought the scene of
converted into alcohol in sufficient product into close touch with its mar-
quantities to justify the erection of a kets. New York and Chicago, that
distilling plant in connection with a were severed by weeks,
corn cannery.
The department of agriculture sent
two chemists to Hoopeston to make lem," says the News:
experiments at a large cannery there.
They have succeeded by simple meth
ods of fermentation in getting a yield of Vesuvius it bridges the most for'
of eleven gallons of alcohol from a
ton of green cobs, and by similar
methods in getting six gallons of al
cohol from a ton of green corn stalks.
A statement concerning the experi
ments by one of the scientists of the
department reads:
'"At different times, during the past
twenty-five years, the department has world along every desirable line since
conducted experiments along the same the locomotive became a factor in
line, but with common field corn
stalks. These tests show that there
are 240 pounds of fermentable sub
stance in a ton of green field corn A comparison of the lasteighty years
stalks which will yield about half of with the thousands of centuries reeed-
their weight in absolute alcohol. In ing furnishes an eloquent proof of the
round numbers a ton of stalks will far-reaching, uplifting, industrial,
produce 100 pounds of alcohol or 200 ethical and educational value of the
pounds of proof spirits. As a gallon
of alcohol weighs nearly seven pounds
there should be fifteen gallons of al
cohol in a ton of stalks.
"Not only are the cobs a waste
uand a wast
product, but the irregulaur spoiled
ears of corn as well. Hand labor is
as yet employed in the husking, and
all ears are put in, as the wage is
based upon a measure full. As the
measures of ears are emptied upon
the conveyors the ears unfit for use
are culled as they go by. These culled
ears also are waste. The expense of
bringing them to the point where they
are cast aside is quite as much as the
perfect ears. The addition of the corn
on the cob adds further to the possi
bilities of alcohol obtainable from a
ton of cobs and will have its influence
in bringing the quantity to a greater
Tne First Press Bureau.
Napoleon knew what was going on.
He was the inventor of the press
clipping system. He had diligent men
who kept watch for objectionable
When the articles appeared he
would write like thisto Fouche, of
course: "The Journal de 1'Empire
still goes on badly. What business
has it to insert Mr. Canning's speech
in the Copenhagen intelligence? Had
the editor that speech before him'3
Ought he to have inserted it without
knowing fchat it suited me? That
young man is, either an ill disposed
person or a fool. Tell him so from
me. If he does not change his ways
I shall change the editor."
Napoleon was the first ot sover
eigns to realize the usefulness of a
press bureau. He wanted public opin
ion turned his way. He did not
summon the journalists to his palace
and explain his policy to them. He
was deeper than that. He used
Fouche. One day he wrote to Fouche
from St. Cloud: "Have articles
written bringing the conduct of the
king of Sweden, who has shamefully
abandoned one of his towns to the
enemy, into strong relief. The art
icles must be conceived in a serious
tone. You must have long articles
which faithfully depict the king of
Sweden's weakness, inconsistency and
folly. You must have one specially
long article which will be a sort of
indictment of him." Fouche under
stood these matters quite well. He
was assiduous in his duty. The ar
ticles were forthcoming.
It mattered not whether Napoleon
were at Fontainebleau during Messi
dor in the year thirteen counting from
the blessed revolution which created
him, or at Paris or Benevente or
Schonbrun in Italy, Germany, Aus
tria or Russia, in any year the in
structions were always speeding from
him to Focuhe.
All this was before the day of the
interviewer. Napoleon did not have
to deny printed reports of his conver
sations. He instructed Fouche to in
struct the papers what to print, and
the editors were complaisant. If,
however, they proved to be obdurate,
they were forthwith arrested.Wash
ington Star.
are now but
eighteen hours apart.
The railroad has entered Jerusa-
"it has pierced
darkest Africa: it is crossing the
sands of Sahara it scales the sides
bidden chasms and tunnels through
mountains and under rivers. The
whistle of the locomotive is the voice
of progress. The rails over which it
runs are the steel bands that bind na
tions into a great commercial brother
"The rapid development of the
human affairs is all the argument
necessary to prove the railroad the
greatest of all civilizing influences.
Weather Plant.
Professotr0 Joseph Nowack, Baron
fre cast atmospheric and
de Fridland of Vienna, who declares
Railroad is Only Eighty Years Old.
Twenty years from now the centen- ?-*r
nial anniversary of the beginning of
the railroads will be celebrated. The
railroads have been with us only
eighty years. It is difficult to realize
this fact while contemplating the ex
tent and comfort of travel possible to
day. The Four Track News makes
seismic disturbances by means of a
small plant earlier and for a wider
area than the regular government
weather bureau, has just arrived from
Cuba. He says he brought with him
2,400 of the weather plant, the proper
name of which is "Abrus precatorius
Professor Nowack says 1,400 of the
plants are to go on to the forecasting
bureau he already has established
in London, the other 1,000 remaining
in New York to be used when a sim
ilar bureau is established here.
He also uses sun spots.
Professor Nowack says he can tell
nearly a month in advance when an
earthquake is coming and what sec
tion it will affect directly.
I have enough plants now on hand
to last 100 years, and there are thous
ands more in Cuba," said Nowack.
"lean issue a daily chart showing
two to seven days in advance the dis
tricts of rainy, foggy or fine weather.
I can issue every day a detailed fore
cast showing two or three days in ad
vance the weather within a radius of
forty miles."
Miss Sadie Mark, daughter of Mrs.
Bessie Mark, and Samuel Rubenstein
were married Tuesday afternoon of
last week at the Roosevelt club rooms,
Robert street. St. Paul. Rabbi E.
Kissin read the marriage service.
Miss Ada Rubenstein, sister of the
groom, was the maid of honor. Miss
Mary Mark and Miss Enno Ruben
stein were the bridesmaids. Sarah
Mark, niece of the bride, was the
flower girl. Isador Mark, Julius
Cohen and Moses Mark acted as ush
ers. The bride wore a gown of white
satin with a full length tuille veil and
carried a shower bouquet of bride
roses. The maid of honor was gowned
in a princess of white banzai silk and
carried a bouquet of pink roses, and
the bridesmaids were gowned in white
mull and carried pink roses. Mr.
and Mrs. Rubenstein left immediately
for Princeton, where they were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Mark
and Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Mark until
Monday, when they proceeded to Chi
cago and other points. They will be
at home after October 10 at* 589 Pine
street, St. Paul.
Ambitious Taft.
William H. Taft, secretary of war,
has a paramount ambition which is
not the usual one assigned to him,
says the Saturday Evening Post. He
weighs somewhere near the 320 mark,
and has to have his office furniture
made along special lines. Outside his
office he stands unless sure of the
furniture. This weight, he feels, is
too much to carry, so he has put him
self on a strict diet, cutting out all
sweet and starchy foods. His goal is
the 250 mark. When he gets there
(quoting the Post again) he will prob
ably give a dinner in celebration of
the occasion, and increase his weight
10 or 15 pounds. To keep in good
physical trim drink golden grain belt
beer at every meal. Order of you
deale- or be supplied by Henr
Veidt, Princeton.
Died at Hospital.
the claim, and will not be disputed in and was brought to the hospital in a
it, that railroads have revolutionized very critical condition on Saturday,
the world, commercially, socially and where an operation was performed in
intellectually. the hope of saving her life. Inflam-
They have made the Atlantic and mation of the bowels had however,
the Pacific neighborly, and have progressed too far to avert death.
Carrie Keuter, aged 11, of Pease,
died from the effects of appendicitis at
the Northwestern hospital on Sunday
morning. She had been ill a week

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