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Fire Department Arranges With Dan-
ville & Kasper Company for
a Six-Day Street Fair.
Shows of Various Descriptions and
Other Amusements Will Com-
prise the Attractions.
The Princeton fire department has
made arrangements whereby the Dan
ville & Kasper Amusement company
will give a street carnival here
throughout next week, commencing on
Monday, August 26. The department
will be a beneficiary to the extent of a
precentage of the money taken in.
Among the leading attractions adver
tised are the following:
Roman hippodrome, presenting the
Ortaney family, a feature of the Ring
ling Bros, show in 1906 the palace of
electricity, showing all the latest mov
ing pictures the original Georgia
minstrels, portraying life in the south
before the war the Howard and Han
son vaudeville show, consisting of
high-class juggling and song and
dance the London ghost show with
twleve transformation scenes, and a
Ferris wheel.
Three free street acts will take place
every day and the company's band
will give a free concert daily at 2.30.
Confetti battles will take place nightly
and a Venetian carnival will be repro
duced as near as possible.
The company showed last week at
Virginia and the papers of that place
speak very favorably of the produc
tion. This week the carnival is being
presented at Duluth.
State fieiis.
Bemidji has been selected as the
place for holding the state convention
of Elks next year.
Dr. Wm. H. Magie of Duluth has
been elected president of the State
Medical association.
If the papers lie not burglaries have
been of very frequent occurrence in
North Branch of late.
Willard Freeman, a well known con
tractor of St. Cloud, who shot and
killed an Austrian in Eastern Mon
tana has been acquitted by a cordner's
jury on the grounds of self defense.
An officious game warden at Winona
arrested a man for maintaining a trot
line. The man however, proved that
no hooks were attached to the line and
the court very properly dismissed the
Forty burglaries in as many days
is the record of William Wallace, who
has made a startling confession to the
South Side Minneapolis police, and
says he can wear out any detective on
the force by taking him around to
visit the places he robbed.
The July reports from the three
offices of the Minnesota free employ
ment bureau show a decided excess
of applications for help ot er applica
tions for work. The Duluth office,
though it was opened only the second
week in June, is making an astonish
ing record of business done, far sur
passing St Paul.
Farmers in the vicinity of Willmar
are experimenting with a new ariety
of wheat. They call it "VelvetChaff."
Much of this wheat is being raised
and according to report it is turning
out well. It is a harder variety than
the others and seems to withstand the
rigors of the changeable climate in
good shape.
Professor William Franklin Phelps,
who was prominent in Minnesota
educational work for many years and
at different times served as president
of the state normal school at Winona,
superintendent of schools of that city
and director of the state normal
schools, died last Thursday at his
home, 599 Summit avenue, St. Paul.
He was 85 years old, and for several
years had been in poor health.
Minnesota's public lands which
may be taken up under the home
stead law on the payment of a regis
tration fee are practically all gone.
Many of the settlers have, however,
failed to qualify in making final
proof as the result of the govern
ment's recent ruling that a person
seeking to make final proof must
prove a fourteen months' continuous
residence immediately preceding the
offer of proof.
The Farmers' State bank at New
foelden, was burglarized of about
$2,200. The safe was blown open,
and the men participating in the crime
made good their escape. Elaborate
precautions to prevent discovery were
made by the robbers in their work.
A load of hay was dumped against the
front of the building, and on this
there was piled a large quantity of
wire fence from a box car, this beinc
done to deaden the sound of the ex
plosion. The men did their work un
Burglars entered the State Bank of
Humboldt, Kittson county, through
a rear transom, dynamited the vault
door and secured $60 in change on the
top of the safe. They were evidently
frightened off, as the vault, containing
$3,000 was not blown. There is no
clue. The burglary was discovered
by the janitor on opening the bank.
They had stolen the tools used.
It is rumored that a bill will be pre
sented at the next session of congress
to authorize the sale of standing tim
ber on the Red Lake reservation be
tween the upper and lower arms of
Red lake. It is estimated that there
are a half a billion feet of timber on
the reservation, and that on the par
ticular section desired to be opened
there is timber to the amount of 125,-
000,000 feet which can be very easily
logged into the lake.
Bill Ferrell Walks on Glacier and Kisses
Blarney Stone.
W. H. Ferrell tells us that while in
Alaska he walked about upon a genu
ine glacier and pulled the tail of a
bobcat nine feet long. The bobcat
was stuffed. Will also saw a couple
of Siwash Indians anfl Mrs. Ferrell
purchased several magnificent curios
from the aborigines. Mr. and Mrs.
Ferrell had a fine time despite the rice
episode, but it seems that some person
or persons unknown to them wired
Juneau to the effect that the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland and wife would
arrive there on a certain boat and the
inhabitants decorated the town with
green flags and set up an imitation
blarney stone for them to kiss. They
kissed it.
New ariety of Oats.
The farmers of the country will soon
have an opportunity to try the culti
vation of fall oats. The advantage
claimed for the new variety is that it
yields almost twice as much as the
spring varieties. Because of excel
lent results which have been secured
in Utah, the department of agriculture
has determined that the farmers
throughout the country shall have a
try at the new oats.
These oats, which as yet bear no
name in this country, were brought
hither by a Mormon missionary. He
saw them growing in the British Isles
and brought some of the seed home
in an envelope. He gave this seed to
state experimenters in Utah, where it
has shown remarkable results. On
semi-arid lands of Utah ordinary
spring oats never yield more than
thirty bushels per acre, but the im
ported fall variety has produced an
average of fifty bushels.
The experiments in Utah have been
progressing several years, and the
results have been to convince W. M.
Jardine, who was in charge, that the
new oats are worth a country-wide
trial Mr. Jardine is now at work for
the national government, and will be
largely instrumental in encouraging
the farmers to try the new variety.
The department will probably pur
chase 1,000 pounds of the seed this
fall, and will distribute it free to en
terprising farmers who will be selected
from the department's list. Mr. Jar
dine is satisfied that the fall oats are
preferable to the spring varieties
wherever they are able to live through
the winter, and they will live through
the winter wherever winter wheat will.
The new oats are black.
Hundreds of Good Irish There.
"Pat" was a little "beliquored,"
and was boasting one day in a saloon
about his ancestors and his native
country, and was remarking that he
was Irish and that he was proud of
the fact, when a man entered, and,
hearing his remark, said:
"You are right, old man. I like the
Irish and up where live there are
hundreds of them, and I wish there
were hundreds more there."
This pleased "Pat" to such an ex
tent that he spent considerable money
on his newly found friend, and after
his departure "Pat" inquired of the
barkeeper where he lived, remarking
that he was a "dum fine man, any-
"That man," replied the barkeeper,
"he lives up near the Catholic ceme
tery. "Judge's Library.
Hon. John E. Diamond.
Hon. John E. Diamond, formerly of
Mankato but now of Minneapolis, was
in town on land business last evening
and left for the Mille Lacs lake region
this morning. Mr. Diamond was the
man who led the break to Cole in the
Duluth convention. He was a mem
ber of the Republican State Central
committee in 1904 and also in 1906,
and he is one of those republicans
who will stand without hitching. Mr.
Diamond expressed himself as very
favorably impressed with Princeton
and its surroundings.
Home Team Vanquishes Minneapolis
Court House Nine in Game
Fast and Furious.
Szymanski Shows Visitors Trick or
Two and Skahen, as Usual,
Executes Fine Work.
The Minneapolis Court House boys
arrived on Sunday for the purpose of
playing a game of ball with the Com
pany nine, as advertised in the
Union, but owing to a breakdown of
their automobile did not reach here
until 5:30, too late to start the contest.
The game was therefore postponed to
Monday afternoon, and at that time a
fair-sized crowd gathered at the fair
grounds. Both teams were in fine
condition and the tussle for suprem
acy was the hottest ever witnessed
upon a Princeton diamond. The vis
itors certainly played fast bal^ but
the Princeton boys were a trifle faster
and defeated them to the tune of 2 to 1.
S.zymanski proved a constellation in
himselfevery spectator gazed at him
in amazement and wondered how he
performed such marvelous feats. He
is, without exaggeration, a star pitcher,
and he let the Court House team down
without a single hit. Skahen was up
to his usual standard of excellence in
catching and his fine work contributed
largely to Princeton's victory. Every
man on the home team did his best,
and his best could not be greatly im
proved upon.
Games wherein two well matched
teams, such as the Court House of
Minneapolis and Company of
Princeton, enter into contest are al
ways of public interest. Company
will endeavor to arrange for other
games of equal, if not greater import
The line up and score were as fol
Marshall 3b
Cra\ens lb
Walker If
Cordinei rf
Smith 2b
Chapman cf
Walker. s
Penwell 2b
Arundel, 3b
Hodge, If
Potts, ss
Roche lb
Brenner, Williamson, cf
Best rf
4 0 0 2 3 2
4 0 0 10 1 0
4 1 2 0 0 0
4 1 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 111
4 0 1 1 0 0
4 0 0 111
3 0 0 12 3 0
3 0.0020
34 3 3 87 11 4
0 0
6 0 0
0 0
Totals 32 1 0 20 13 4
"Two out when winning run was made
Princeton 00000000 22
Minneapolis 00010000 01
Bases on balls off Szymanski 4 off Dickinson
3 struck out, by Szymanski 10 by Dickinson
7 left on bases Princeton 5, Minneapolis 4
Umpire Ernest Haues
Sunday's Storm.
Sunday's storm, which was felt here
in but slight degree, reached hurri
canic proportions at Lake Indepen
dence in the northern portion of Hen
nepin county. It wrecked a dozen
summer cottages, killed a woman and
injured about twenty other persons.
The country northeast of Osseo was
windswept and devastated, at Duluth
one person was killed and several
wounded, and the northwest through
out had a touch of the storm in
greater or lesser degree. On Monday
morning it was impossible to reach
Minneapolis from Princeton by phone
in consequence of the injury to the
France's Earliest Artists.
The caves of southern France are
the most remarkable in the world for
their wall pictures, made by prehis
toric men. Some of the pictures are
engraved in the rock, some are painted
with different colors. They usually
represent extinct animals, such as
cave-lions and cave-bears. But more
remarkable than this is the fact that
the daily use of golden grain belt beer
will build up and feed your nerves
and insure perfect health. Serve daily
with your meals. Order of your near
est dealer or be supplied by Sjoblom
Bros., wholesale dealers, Princeton.
Ice Cream Social.
The Wide Awake club will give an
ice cream social on Friday evening,
August 23, in the parlors of the Meth
odist church. The Wide Awake club is
a home missionary society consisting
of small maidens whose desire is to
bring light and happiness into the
hearts of the suffering people of the
community. The little girls have done
much along this line and they well de
serve the patronage of the people.
Purchase Fixtures.
Messrs. Kopp and Bartholomew
were in Minneapolis this week purchas
ing fixtures and goods for their new
store in the Townsend, block which
they expect to have ready for business
on September 1. The firm of Kopp &
Bartholomew is an enterprising one
and we see no reason why it should
not make a* success in Princeton.
Campers and Others Take Advantage
of Magnificent Weather to En-
joy Life in Wildwoods.
H. B. Pratt and Two Pickerel Perform
Merry-Go-Round Act of Partic-
ularly Perilous Nature.
Pleasure seekers in large number
from various parts of the country were
at the lake during the week and the
weather was such that outdoor life
could be enjoyed to its fullest extent.
Friday's regular dance attracted a
big crowd, as it always does, and tthe
floor was well filled from the com
mencement to the close of the hop.
On Sunday Rev. J. W. Heard of the
Princeton Methodist church delivered
an able sermon in the pavilion and
was listened to by a fair-sized audi
ence. The reverend gentleman's ser
mon was much appreciated by the
lakeside sojourners.
Those occupying cottages at the
lakti this week are Misses Anna
and Grace Sadley, Misses Norma and
Inez Van Alstein Mrs. Maud Holm
and daughter and Miss Gennow. Rev.
andj Mrs. J. W. Heard and guests
have returned from the lake.
Fishermen have had good luck this
wee with the exception of Mr. Pratt,
whojon Saturday morning started out
at stmrise to capture a few fish for
breakfast. Contrary to the laws made
and [provided Mr. Pratt was fishing
with two hooksone on each side of
the jioat. Simultaneously he felt a tug
on each linetugs that told him fish
of ijiore than ordinary size had be
come hooked. He pulled on the right
line fend then on the left, but to his dis
ma3nary a fish could he budge. He
knew they were hooked, however, from
the jashings and splashings beneath
the tyoat. He pulled again but to no
avail, and just as he was about to
uttej words unbecoming a gentleman
the jboat began to revolve, at first
slowly, but gradually gained mo
menjum until Mr. Pratt spun with the
rapi|ity of a humming top. He put
forth every effort with the oars to stop
the boat, but around it went, and
around andaround. Becoming
thoroughly alarmed at the situation
he whipped out his jack knife and
severed the lines. Instantly there was
a fearful commotion alongside the
boat as two huge pickerel tied together
appeared upon the surface and then
disappeared in the depths. The two
fish had twisted the lines together be
neath the boat and consequently it
was an impossibility to land either.
The Queen of the Carnival.
The queen of the carnival will be
chosen by vote. This gives the black
headed girl, the tow-headed girl, the
brown-headed girl and the red-headed
girl each a chance, with odds in favor
of the latter. You may vote whenever
you please, as often as you please and
for whomsoever you please at
Scheen's confectionery. Each vote
will cost you one cent. The queen
will receive a valuable prize in addi
tion to being designated a bunch of
beauty and a joy forever. Now, you
young chaps and old bald-headed
sinners hurry up and get in your
Better Postal service.
According to the Duluth News-Trib
une it was necessary for residents of
Hunter's Park, Glen Avon and'Wood
landoutlying precincts of Duluth
to call upon Senator Nelson to secure
better postal facilities. The senator
responded to the call and the resi
dents of those suburbs are to have
carrier service after September 1.
Several score of settlers in the north
end of Mille Lacs county would be
greatly pleased if the senator would
exercise his good offices in their be
Tonus: Women Scared.
We are told that on Friday night,
while a number of young people were
being entertained at the Stein bach
home, some villian or villains
pounded on the side of the house caus
ing several young ladies to faint and
necessitating their being soused with
icewater. The villain or villains then
left for parts unknown, pursued by the
family sheep dog.
Goes Through Window.
Swan Olson returned on Friday
from a two weeks trip spinning about
the country in his automobile. Swan
is a reckless motoneer and his craze
for speed cost him about $200 in Will
mar, where he demolished a peanut
stand and ran through the plate-glass
front of a department store.
Indians May Soon Get Allotments.
Long delay in the allotment of land
of the White Earth Indian reservation
under the Steenerson act, which gives
each Indian an additional eighty
acres, probably will be approved by
the secretary of the interior in Wash
ington in the next three weeks. The
schedules have been under examina
tion in the Indian office for some time
and any number of corrections will
have to be made before they can be
It is said that the corrections can be
made by correspondence with Agent
Michelet, and that it will not be nec
essary to return them for the neces
sary changes.
These allotments have been under
way for several years and at one time
it was thought that a lively scandal
might mature in connection with them,
the full-bloods asserting that the
mixed-bloods were getting the best
Unless the provisions of the Clapp
law interfere the mixed-bloods will get
a fee patent on their allotments which
will permit them to sell their holdings
at any time after the patent is issued.
Young: Man Had Been a Sufferer for a
Number of Tears.
Leston Earl Smith, oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Smith, died this
(Thursday) morning at 1:15 o'clock,
aged 20 years and six months. The
young man had been sick for a long
time, the disease from which he
suffered having originated from an
injury sustained while skating on the
river. Leston was a boy of many
good qualities and was highly re
spected in the community.
Leston Earl Smith was born in
Greenbush on March 1, 1887, and
about thirteen years ago moved with
his parents into the village of Prince
ton, where he resided to the time of
his death. His parents, a sister
(Bessie) and a brother (Clare) sur
vive him.
The funeral services will be con
ducted at the family residence on
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev.
Swertfager, and the interment will
take place in Oak Knoll cemetery.
Chicken Supper.
Carroll Bates gave a chicken sup
per to a few of her little girl friends
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Elder. Covers were laid for twelve,
Hazel Watson being the guest of
honor. Miss Watson was the recipi
ent of several pretty souvenirs to re
mind her of her visit to Princeton.
After supper the time was passed in
eating ice cream, playing games, etc.
The event was one of real enjoyment
for the little people.
Professor Marshall Arrives.
Professor J. C. Marshall and chil
dren of St. Charles arrived here on
Friday and have taken up their resi
dence in the house formerly occupied
by Professor Austin. Mr. Marshall,
as stated in a former number of the
Union, is thes
newly selected super-
intendent of the Princeton public
schools. He has superintended the
schools of St. Charles for seven years
and brings with him high recommen
Peter fsmith Dead.
Peter B. Smith, president of the
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce,
and prominent business man of Min
neapolis, died suddenly Friday after
noon at a hotel on Mount Washington,
New Hampshire. The cause of death
was heart failure incident to Bright's
disease, from which it was known that
Mr. Smith was suffering, although the
seriousness of the case was not gen
erally recognized.
Hon. Fred Helnze.
Fred Heinze of Mankato, who has
been here on a visit to relatives in
Greenbush, left for his home on Mon
day. Mr. Heinze is one of those good
German-American farmers who has
substantially assisted in bringing the
northwest up to its present stage of
prosperity. The Union is at all
times pleased to meet such enterpris
ing and congenial men as Mr. Heinze.
Hunt Mushrooms With Guns.
E. C. Earley was out in the Bogus
Brook country on Sunday ostensibly
looking for mushrooms. But a man
hunting mushrooms has no need for
a rifle. The gamewarden was also
out looking for mushrooms, but he
carried a shotgun. When questioned
as to the reason for being armed both
gentlemen avowed that they also
wanted to shoot some fish!!!
Largest Locomotive In World.
The largest steam locomotive in the
world is about to be turned out from
the Schenectady plant of the American
Locomotive company for the Erie rail
road. It will haul on grades a train
of loaded cars a mile and a half in
length without the aid of helpers. Its
weight is 413,000 pounds.
What Is the Higher Life?
What is the higher life? An Atchi
son woman, who has seven little noses
to wipe* and does it well, wants to
know if she has reached it.Atchison
Eminent Authority on Dairy Cow Will
Address West Branch Cream-
ery Picnic Assemblage.
Baseball Game, Music and Other Fea.
tures Arranged for Annual
Outing of Association.
Lest you forget, your attention is
again called to the annual picnic of
the West Branch Co-operative Cream
ery company in O. H. Uglem's* grove,
Long Siding, on Sunday next, August
This yearly gathering of the patrons
of the creamery, their friends and the
public generally is not only an event
of recreation and enjoyment, but also
an occasion upon which those in at
tendance can learn much upon differ
ent branches of farming and other
subjects from speakers who will ad
dress them. For instance, at next
Sunday's picnic, as stated in last
week's Union, Professor T. L.
Haecker of the state experiment sta
tion will speak of the cow, the co
operative creamery and the centralized
plants. There are few men in this
country more capable of treating
these subjects than Mr. Haecker.
This is especially true of the subject
of cows. Mr. Haecker has made a
study of cows for years. He can tell
at a glance whether a cow is good,
bad or indifferent, and he can tell you
the kind of cow you should purchase
in order to reap the largest profits.
Everyone interested in dairying
should be present and listen to Prof.
Haecker's discourse.
R. C. Dunn has promised to give a
short address on good roads, but we
are unable at this time to give the
names of other speakers who will be
there in consequence of the fact that
arrangements have not yet been per
fected by the committee.
A ball game will be among the at
tractions and the Milaca band has
been engaged to furnish music. Ice
cream will be on the grounds in
plenty and the band boys, baseball
teams and speakers will be furnished
with refreshments gratuitously.
For a day of enjoyable recreation In*
a pretty grove you should attend the
picnic of the West Branch Creamery
association next Sunday.
A New Binder Twine.
The following press dispatch comes
from Omaha:
If all the binder twine which will
this year be used to tie Nebraska's
big crop of wheat, corn and oats were
in one piece it would be long enough
to make eight strands between the
earth and the moon, with a piece left
over long enough to wrap four times
around the earth and then a little
piece 7,000 miles long with which to
tie a double bow knot in the end. The
Nebraska farmers will use 21,77,833
miles of twine on their grain this fall
at a cost of about $2,760,000a trifle
over $1 a mile.
Practically all the twine is sisal,
and comes from Yucatan. There was
a time when Manila was called upon
to produce the rope and twine for the
world, but that has, changed and the
peninsula of Yucatan in Central
America, now sends almost all this
grade of goods that America needs.
Manila has risen in price so rapidly
in the last few years that it has been
simply frozen out of the binding busi
The new grade of twine is being in
troduced in the central west this year.
It was used in Montana to a certain
extent last year, but has not yet been
tried in Nebraska. It is made of flax
and has proven very satisfactory.
The price is about 2 cents a pound
less than sisal. Only a very limited
amount of this flax twine will be
available for use in Nebraska this
But there is another source from
which binder twine is being made and
which bids fair to run sisal and
Manila out of the market. This is the
despised western sage brush. J. D.
Carmichael, of Shoshone, Wyo., three
months ago announced that he had
discovered a processf
whereby sage
brush fiber could be cheaply manufac
tured into rope and twine. Carmi
chael has been granted a patent
on his process and says that next
year he will be in the market with his
Sage brush grows in practically
every western state. Nowhere is the
soil too dry for sage brush, and the
supply is practically unlimited. The
fiber is tough and strong, but Car
michael says that when properly
treated the resultant is equal in dura
bility and fineness to the very best
Manila. It is his intention to con
struct a factory at Shoshone, where he
expects to treat millions of pounds an
nually and to enter into competition
with the cordage trust.
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