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f,*v^4.C HARRY NABS HIS MAN Sheriff Shockley Manifests His Skill as a Sleuth in Running Down a Foreston Burglar. Follows Criminal Into Benton County and Captures Him by Strategy in a Farmer's Barn. Sheriff Shockley conveyed Lemuel Randall of Foreston to the, Hennepin county jail on Friday to await the finding of the grand jury at the next term of court on the charge of bur glary. Randall, it is alleged, entered the depot at Foreston about a month ago and stole therefrom a number of tickets. He forged the agent's name to one of these tickets and boarded a train. When he presented this ticket to Conductor Eastman he was asked where he obtained it and, giving an evasive answer, he rushed to the car entrance and jumped off, Mr. Eastman discharging his revolver over the bead of the fellow as he leaped. Sheriff Shockley was notified of Randall's actions and, armed with a warrant and a Colt, started on the hunt. No clue could at first be ob tained to the whereabouts of the fel low, but the sheriff made several trips and at last received such information as led him to believe that Randall was working on a farm in Benton county. Together with Deputy Sheriff Smith of Milaea he on Wednesday of last week proceeded to the place indi cated, when Smith was instructed to go to the farm house while the sheriff hid in a clump of bushes near at hand. Smith approached the house and, being admitted, apprised the lady thereof of his mission. She answered, ''All right, sir," and locked the door on Smith, making him a prisoner. In the meantime the sheriff, from his hid ing place in the brush, espied Randall going toward the barn. Getting down flat on his vest buttons Mr. Shockley crawled across several rods of swamp and, emerging from the bullrushes, ran up the hillside and into the barn. There, with his hand on his gatling, he eame face to face with Randall, who jocularly exolaimed, "Ah, ah, you are the sheriff that deputy didn't get me. did he? I set a trap for him all right, but I didn't know you were in the country." Randall was then placed under arrest and the sheriff proceeded to the house where Smith was imprisoned and demanded his release under threat of breaking down the door. The door was im mediately opened and Smith lew out of the coop. Sheriff Shockley had ex pected Smith's assistance in making the arrest, but he didn't get it. Randall was taken to Milaea and arraigned before Justice Price upon the charge of burglary. He waived examination and was remanded to jail. Judge Taf Accepts. At noon on Tuesday, standing on a flag-draped platform in front of the old colonial portico of his brother's home at Cincinnati, Judge Wm. H. Taft accepted the nomination of the lepublican party as its candidate for the presidency. The speech of acceptance, delivered as thousands cheered, was a pledge to continue the Roosevelt policies for the upbuilding of honest business and punishment of lawbreakers without favor, and to perfect the machinery of reform so that it will cause the least possible friction in legitimate indus try. The speech throughout was a masterpiece of oratory and logic. Senator William Warner of Mis souri, past commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, headed the notification committee which con sisted of a member from every state, territory and island possession of the nation. The representatives on the committee were chosen from the dele gates attending the nominating con vention at Chicago There were also present many members of the republi can national committee, including its chairman, Frank H. Hitchcock. Judge Taft^s notification was made the occasion for a general holiday and the home of his brother was the center of a demonstration unequaled in Cin cinnati's history. Rescued in Nick of Time. Dr. Chris. Neumann was the guest of S. S. Petterson at Spectacle lake on Sunday afternoon and while there decided to take a dip. Mr. Petterson sat on the bank and watched Chris. go through a "series of aquatic gym nastics" as he called them. The doc tor had performed a number of diffi cult feats, such as turning double somersaults, walking on the water, etc.. and then shouted to Mr. Petter son to take particular notice of the next stunt. "I'm going to stand on !,p Vr *& my head now, Swan, and let my feet wiggle on the surface of the water. Watch me!" And down he went. He stood on his head all right, but the wiggle of his feet did not look right to Swan. They splashed about and made a frightful commotion in the water until Swan became alarmed. Then the feet disappeared altogether and a voice came from the depths which seemed to say, "Help! I'm hooked fast." Pulling off his shoes, Mr. Petterson plunged into the lake and dived to the bottom, where he found that Dr. Neu mann had become entangled in a seine which some violator of the law had weighted down for future use. With considerable difficulty Chris, was re leased and dragged out. but strange as it may seem, he was very little the worse for his experience. He declares, however, that he will never make an other attempt to perform that head standing feat. GOLDEN WEDDING. Mr and Mrs. W. Reed of Santiago Appropriately Celebrate Event. On Saturday, July 25, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Reed celebrated their golden wedding at their home in Santiago and many relatives and neighbors gathered to congi atulate the good old people upon the occasion. It was indeed a happy assemblage that par ticipated in the festivities and many pretty presents were received by Mr. and Mrs. Reed. The family circle was complete at the celebration with the exception of one daughter, Mrs. Fred Goss, who died at Anoka in 1901. The children present were W. J. Reed, Sykerton, N. D. E. C. Reed, Anoka Mrs. J. C. Jacobson, Big Lake: Mrs. S. T. Packard, S. H. Reed, G. A. Reed and Laura Reed, Santiago. There were also in attendance six grandchildren and fifty-three guests. Mr. Reed was born in New Bruns wick on December 25, 1824, and Mrs. Reed was born at the same place in 1836. They were married on July 25, 1858 and moved to Monticello, this state, on May 13, 1861. They re mained in Monticello four years and then located in Santiago, where they have since resided continuously. Several fine western Norman mares and colts were disposed of at Aug. Rines' sale on Saturday. Many farmers came in to attend the sale and at the same time brought in their cream to the Princeton Co-operative creamery. Miss Wedieson, a returned mis sionary from China, will speak in the Estes Brook M. E. church on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Miss Wedie son is an interesting speaker and will tell of her work in that country as well as give an explanation of its cus toms. September 10, 11 and 12 are the dates set apart for holding the Mille Lacs county fair in this village. A meeting of the officers of the association will be held tomorrow evening at M. S. Rutherford's offices for the purpose of perfecting arrangements for the expo sition. E. A. Engsell died at the home of his parents in the town of Princeton on Wednesday, July 22. The young man was 16 years of age and the cause of death was diabetes. Funeral ser vices were held at the family residence on Friday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Berry cemetery. Harold Knudson, until recently editor and publisher of the Royalton Banner, was here on Monday while on his way to Foley. Mr. Knudson expects to again enter the newspaper field and has an option on three plants, but he has not yet decided where he will locate. He is an ex perienced newspaper man and whatso ever town secures him can consider itself lucky. A letter from Miss Mary Huse, who is spending her vacation at Valley view farm, Chatfield, says: "It is good to have the i on again. My sister, Mrs. Adams, says that tiie i on is the best paper she has ever seen printed in a town no larger than Princetonthe finest so-called 'local' paper published anywhere." Miss Huse also asks to be remembered, through the medium of the Union, to her many friends. Commencing on Saturday next, August 1, Kopp & Bartholomew will hold their fourth semi-annual clear ance sale. This sale is for the pur pose of closing out the season's goods so as to avoid carrying them over. A page ad in this issue will give you full particulars of the sale. It shows the heavy reductions in prices and tells yqu how to save money. The firm of Kopp & Bartholomew is relia ble and abides strictly by the letter of its advertisements. Read the eighth page of this issue. B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1908. YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY Walter D. Howell of St. Paul Delivers Able Address to Christian En- deavorers on Sunday. Speaker Gives an Interesting and In- structive Account of Society's Rapid Advancement. The "Young People's Sunday" at the Congregational church last Sab bath was a decided success in spite of the oppressive hot weather. The visit of Walter D. Howell of St. Paul, State Christian Endeavor field secre tary, made the day one of especially helpful privilege. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock Mr. Howell held a workers' conference with the Christian Endeavor and the suggestions and ad vice which he gave will undoubtedly be of great aid in the work of the society. Mr. Howell's address at the union service in the evening on "World Wide Christian Endeavor" was a rare treat to those present. He gave a most interesting account of this great young people's movement and showed in graphic manner the magnitude and breadth of its work. He said that there are now over 70,000 Christian Endeavor societies scattered over the globe, and that their membership reaches a grand total of over 3,500,- 000. These societies are found in all the Protestant denominations and sonfe of the most vigorous and efficient are in missionary lands. The largest is a Baptist society in Phila delphia, and contains over 900 mem bers. The next in size, however, is in India, and has a membership of 600. In his introductory remarks Mr. Howell spoke of the International Christian Endeavor convention to be held in July of next year at St. Paul, It is expected that at least 20,000 dele gates will be present at that conven tion from all over the United States and Canada. Christian Endeavor Social. Pleasurable indeed was the Chris tian Endeavor social at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Caley on Sat urday evening. The pretty lawn of the residence was illuminated with Chinese lanterns and the rooms were decorated with blossoms and foliage. The program consisted of guessing contests, games and instrumental music, while the ice cream and cake were especially delicious. Murphy's orchestra, with Mrs. Fisk presiding at the piano, discoursed delightful music throughout the progress of the social, and there was not one among the large number present who did not pass a delightful evening. Ate Poison With a Relish A colt, three months old, belonging to Otto Henschel took a fancy to a package of paris green which had been placed in the back part of a wagon on Thursday and ate almost an ounce of the stuff with apparent relish. The timely arrival of Dr. Neumann, who administered an anti dote, saved the colt's life. Sufficient poison had been taken into the colt's system to kill three horses. Dr. Neu mann says that at this time of the year, when paris green is so exten sively used, an antidote for the poi son should be kept on hand by every farmer, as horses and cattle are fond of the stuff in consequence of its salty taste. Board of Equalization. On page 7 is printed the official re port of the proceedings of the county commissioners and the county board of equalization. In equalizing the assessments the board carefully re viewed the returns from each village and township and passed upon each as it deemed fair to the taxpayers. In some instances assessments ha\ been increased and in others decreased. Real estate in the town of Hayland, which the last week's Union stated had been increased 8 per cent, was further revised with the result that such increase is now 20 per cent. For details of the board's work see page 7 of this number. Diamond Spring Bottling Works. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Witte came over from St. Cloud on Saturday and re turned yesterday. Witte Bros.' Dia mond Spring bottilng works both at St. Cloud and Princeton are enjoying a fair share of prosperity and busi ness is continually on the increase. The St. Cloud establishment ships its mineral water to points in many states, and this water is considered equal to any on the market. Prince ton is at present using large quantities of this pure spring water. Money to loan on improved farms at the lowest rate of interest. Loans promptly and properly closed. 14-tf M. S. Rutherford & Co. A SCIENTIFIC GAME Princeton Goes Against Foley but is Defeated in a Hot Contest by Score of One to None. Hass' Men will Make Endeavor to Get Even in Return Game Sched- uled for Near Future. On Sunday Manager Hass and his athletes drove to Foley, where they met, defeat at the hands of a Foley St Cloud-Clear Lake team. When the teams met on the diamond both showed good form and a fast game was promised. Schroder was detailed by Foley to do the slab work and Manager Hass sent Szymanski to the mound for Princeton. The first inning indicated that a pitchers' battle was to follow, and the game showed that the Princeton man got the best of it as he struck out 10 to Schroder's 4. The first man up for Foley accepted a straight one, the first ball thrown, and landed on it for two bases, but as the next man was struck out and his follower put an easy one to Walker and was out at first, then another strike out finished the inning, and he was seen there the remainder of the inning. For Prince ton the first man hit safe for *one sack, the next three men for Prince ton hit the ball but to no safe place, and thus retired the side. The next inning was started by Szymanski striking out the first man. The second man hit safe for one base. Szymanski tightened and struck out the next while the next hit to Walker in the field and retired the side. Four men batted in the second but all hit in the infield and only secured one base. Foley was only allowed hitters in the thirdtwo of these fanning and one hitting an easy fly to the field. Prince ton took five hitters for their part of the inning and it looked like a score, as one of the boys got third and another reached second, but the next two batters hit into some one's hands and the side was retired. During the last part of this inning Umpire Hill was obliged to call the game on ac count of rain. In about half an hour it Jet up and play was again resumed, but only one inning could be played as rain set in again and looked like an all-day shower. The players all left the grounds and the game was called off till 4:30. At 4:30 it was still rain ing and the ground was in no condi tion for playing, so the Princeton boys took off their suits. At about 5 o'clock Manager Hass came to the boys and stated that unless the game was played out that Foley would not pay expenses, so the game was re sumed at 6 o'clock. The ball was so wet that it was almost impossible for the pitchers to throw it. In the four innings that followed Szymanski strucK out five men and Schroder four. Again in the fourth inning Princeton got two men on bases but failed to score. The game did not look to be either side's till the seventh when Szymanski hit the first man up. He then tight ened and struck the next man out. The next batter got a pass and the next man hit safe to right field and the winning score was in. The score by innings at Sunday's game was as follows: Foley 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Princeton 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Batteries- Foley Shroeder and Mushel PrincetonSzymanski and Skahen. Umpire, Hill scorer, Berg time, 1:50 Addresses the Picnickers Dr. Armitage delivered an address at the W7est Branch creamery picnic on Sunday, taking for his subject, "Cream and Other Things." The other things included politics and the speech throughout was spicy. It is learned on good authority that the doctor walked a good part of the dis tance from the picnic grounds at Estes Brook. At any rate a farmer towed in his auto on Monday morning. In the vernacular of the chauffeur the machine had "died on his hands." Auto Trip to Cities. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Caley ran down to Minneapolis in their auto on Mon day and Mrs. Caley returned In the evening on the train. Mr. Caley re mained over to transact business and yesterday morning Mrs. Caley and son Tommy took the train for Minne apolis and returned in the evening with Mr. Caley in the automobile. Chad Meets Old Friends C. H. Chadbourne arrived home on Monday from a sojourn at the lake. Fishing was not very good," said Chad, "but I had a very enjoyable time with my old friends, the Indians Indians who recognized me after a separation of forty years. In the old days I was a sort of mediator between i* the Indians and the soldiers who camped in what is now known as north Princeton. The soldiers did not understand the ways of the wild men. and as I was familiar with their peculiarities I became a valuable adjunct to the camp. The aborigines looked upon me as a sort of medicine man and of course they got the worst of it, for I jewed them down on veni son which they offered for sale and remember well having purchased the hind quarters of a deer for a military button with a hole in it. Chief Wadena down on Mozomonie Point welcomed me to his wigwam during my stay at the lake and gave a big feast in my honor. Wadena is one of the finest fellows you ever metever ready to slaughter the best dog he possesses when a friend comes around. Yes, you can say I had a splendid time and that there are no better people on earth than the Indians at Mille Lacs lake." AT ELK LAKE PARK. Visitors Plentiful Throughout the Week and Fish Biting Lively. Elk Lake park has been a drawing card throughout the week. People have gone there in large number to avail themselves of an opportunity to come in contact with the refreshing breezes which blow from off the lake at all times. There is no scorching weather at Elk Lake park. One can always find a comfortable spot be neath the spreading oaks. Then, again, there is the fine fishing to be obtained. Big strings are being brought in daily and Sunday was a record breaker. One string con sisted of twenty-seven pickerel and the fish were far from being infants, the largest weighing 18 pounds. Black bass, perch, 6rappies and sun fish were also caught in large number. On Tuesday the Methodist Sunday school children held their annual picnic at the lake and many of their parents as well as others of the con gregation were also present. Rev. J. W. Heard was his glory navi gating the Emeroi, his trim sailboat, and thete were few people at the lake who did not take a spin in this pretty craft. Dinner and supper were served in the pavilion and in the eve ning the party returned after a most enjoyable day's outing. Murphy's orchestra will give a free concert in the pavilion on Sunday afternoon. A program has been pre pared especially for this occasion. Those camping at the park during the week were: Mrs. McNee and son, St. Paul Clyde King, wife and sister, Prince ton: Rev. J. W. and Mrs. Heard. Princeton, who have as guests at their cottage Prof. Paul Heard and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Dow, Minne apolis. These names are additional to the cottagers enumerated in last week's Union. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Miss Hollis Pendleton was oper ated upon on Monday for abdominal trouble. The patient's condition is satisfactory. Miss Clara Moore, who a year ago sustained an injury to one of her feet from stepping upon a piece of glass, and who has since been lame from the accident, was subjected to an opera tion by Dr. Cooney yesterday which promises to prove successful. Dr. J. H. Gerand of Dayton came to the hospital on Monday with two patients suffering from cancer and desired that operations be performed upon them. After a careful diagno sis of the cases Dr. Cooney came to the conclusion that the disease in each instance had attained a too advanced stage to perform successful operations and therefore declined to receive the sufferers as patients at the hospital. Ralph Thompson of Zimmerman is at the hospital and will within a few days be operated upon by Dr. Cooney. Prohibition Rally. A prohibition rally was held in the Methodist church on Friday evening and there was a fair-sized audience in attendance. W. G. Calderwood, state secretary, addressed the meeting and set forth in a plain manner the prin ciples which the party advocated and the advantages which would result were county option to prevail. It was a talk well worth listening to. A large choir furnished appropriate music throughout the proceedings. The meeting at the court house in the afternoon was not largely attended. Collision on Great Northern In consequence of a collision near Brook Park yesterday afternoon the train from St. Paul on this branch of the Great Northern was dispatched to Duluth by way of the main line and the passengers for Princeton arrived home four hours late. They had to await at Coon Creek the aiTival of the "jerky" engine from Milaea to con vey them to their destination. MINNESOTA HISTORJCAi SOCIETY. VOLUME XXXII. NO. 32 FIRSTRATE SHOWING Marksmen of Company Advance Two Positions in Shoot at Duluth on Sunday. Sellhorn, Harshall and Bemls Take Part in Competitive Shoot at Camp Lakeview. In Sunday's rifle tournament at Duluth the seven marksmen of Com pany made a most creditable show ing and as a result the organization is two positions nearer the head of the column. Last year it held fifth place in superiority and now it has jumped to third. Princeton's total score was 764. The shoot was the second annual competition of the Northwestern Inter state Military Rifle association and the first place on the list was won by the field, staff and band of Duluth with a score of 805 points. Company A of Duluth landed second with a score of 775 pointsonly 11 points above the score of Company G. Marksmen from nine companies took part in the competition. The victory carries with it the Mar tin Smith trophy, which was taken to Rice Lake. Wis., last year by the team of that city. The trophy consists of a large silver punch bowl and cups. When it has been won three times in succession by any one team it shall become the property of that team. Each company taking part in the shoot was represented by seven of its best marksmen and seven shots were fired by each competitor at targets over 200, 300, 500 and 600-yard ranges. Private R. A. Holdridge of Rice Lake had the distinction of making the high score, 126 points out of a possible 140 and Lieut. Col. Resche of Duluth, and Lieut. Sellhorn of Prince ton, tied for second high score, each making 125 points. Company G's marksmen with the scores made by them are as follows: Sellhorn, 125 Sanford, 111 Cor diner, 109 Johnson, 108 Marshall, 107: Bemis. 107 Byers, 97. Total 764. On Sunday Lieutenant E. H. Sell horn, Sergeant H. Marshall and Pri vate H. G. Bemis went to Lakeview to take part in the annual shoot of the state troops at that place. The points made by these marksmen in the first day's shoot at the 200, 300 and 500 yard targets respectively were as fol lows: Sellhorn, 44, 44, 48total 136 Marshall, 41, 41, 42total 124: Bemis, 43, 42, 46total 131. Captain Caley accompanied the boys to Duluth and also to Lake\ iew, but did not engage in the rifle contests. The Union Has No Candidate Already there are seven or eight candidates for legislative honors in this, the 45th, legislative district, and there are several townships yet to be heard from. The Union has no favorites. As far as we know all the candidates are honorable men. Only three can be elected, and as the district is overwhelmingly republican those three in all probability will be republicans. Let the voters at the primary election on the loth day of next September decide whom they desire to represent them in the legis lature. The Union will support the republican nominees, always provided they are honorable men If an un worthy man, viz., one we deem unfitted for the position to which he aspires, should enter the list the Union will certainly not hesitate to oppose his candidacy. But all worthy aspirants shall have a fair field as' far as this paper is concerned. tillage Team Goes on Rampage. The village water-wagon horses took exception to having their blind ers removed yesterday afternoon and, immediately after being hitched up, started from the power house at a terrific speed in a southerly direction. They went but a short distance, how ever, when they swung around and in so doing threw the water tank from its carriage near John Goulding's office. The team then ran down Main street but was stopped near the Caley hardware store. Little damage re sulted to the tank and the horses were uninjured. Charley Elder, who had hold of the lines when the horses started, barely escaped being run over. Rev. Staples Stricken With Paralysis. George I. Staples on Friday last received a telegram from Geneva, Nebraska, stating., that his father, Rev. J. S. Staples, had been stricken with paralysis and was unconscious. A letter received since says that Mr. Staples had recovered consciousness and was slowly improving. Mr. Staples is known to many Princeton people, who sincerely hope that the good old gentleman, who has reached the advanced age of 85 years, will be fully restored to health.