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Citizens Should Assist Old Soldiers in Making Preparations for Jle- morial Day Exercises. Heroes of Civil War Have Arrived at an Age Where Assistance Would Be Appreciated. The members of Wallace T. Rines Post, Grand Army of the Republic, have selected Monday, May 31, for the formal observance of Decoration dayfor the Memorial day exercises. Upon the preceding- dayMemorial day properthe veterans will attend service at St. Edward's Catholic church, where Rev. Father Levings will deliver a sermon in honor of the heroes who have answered the last trumpet callwho have joined the camp on the other shore. A word is here timely in regard to assisting the veterans in making prep arations for Memorial day exercises in taking the burden of the work from their shoulders They have all ar rived at an age where they are hardly capable of attending to the details of the observancethe work is too much for them. Last year the business men of Princeton organized an association, with E. B. Anderson treasurer, for the purpose above stated and the re sult was highly gratifying. Citizens contributed to the fund and the money was expended in the carrying out of a program for the befitting observance of the day. This year we learn, however, from officers of the Grand Army Post that difficulty is being experienced in get ting the business men to take hold of the matterthat there is an apparent reluctance prevalent. Such a feeling is to be deplored, for it is really a matter of duty to render every possi ble assistance to the handful of heroes who remain with us upon the one day in the year set apart for honoring the dead who fought for their country. Let us hope that an organization will yet be effected for co-operating with Wallace T. Rines Post and as sisting it in carrying out the Memorial flay observances. Elk Lake Park. Mr. Pratt contemplates making further improvements to his summer resort this yearto convert it into one of the most beautiful trysting placps in the northwest. He expects a much larger number of visitors this year than at any former time and will see to it that all are accommodated. The season is early yet, but some nice strings of fish have already been taken from the lake. For fishing, boating, camping and outdoor enjoy ment generally there is no place like Elk Lake park Notice of the formal opening of this pretty summer resort will be published in the Union later. Running No Bluff When I advertise sound, young native work horses for sale those are the kind which you will find at my barn. I run no bluff. This you can easily determine by inspecting the horses. There are no western horses in the market or elsewhere that can compare for good qualities with the young native mares and geldings which I now have for sale. They are perfectly sound, and if you are not satisfied with your purchase I will re turn the money. Very reasonable prices now prevail. Come and look over the bunch. Wm. Ross. Dispatch Purchases Pioneer Press. The St. Paul Dispatch has absorbed the Pioneer Press, the transfer having been made last Friday. This means that Charles Grasty, who recently be came part owner of the Dispatch, with active management, will virtually control the daily newspaper situation in St. Paul. It also means the con clusion of the newspaper war which has been waged in St. Paul since the Pioneer started its evening edition, which was brought out to buck the Sunday Dispatch, recently discon tinued. Unclaimed Letters List of letters remaining unclaimed at the postoffice at Princeton, Minne sota, May 25, 1909: Miss Lou Colman: Mr. W. D. Fenton W. G, Henderson Mrs. Tida Lee Miss Helen E. Libby. Please call for ad vertised letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M. it Would be a Great Loss, Too The government is to mark the in ternational boundary line with stones. This is wise, as a hard north wind might flop the line a few feet and dur county seat would be lost to Minne sota.Big Fork Compass. Hass Apparently Won Fred Hass of Princeton and Earl Chaffee of Pine City entered into a wrestling match at Mora on Tuesday i -A A)-* Sfi4 m&&m evening. Both men were in good condition and the contest was a strenuous one. Hass obtained the first fall, throwing Chaffee in 1 hour and 10 minutes. Chaffee then threw Hass in 19 minutes, but the down was what is known in mat parlance as a "rolling" fall, and not in accordance with the rules which governed the match. It should have been a pin fall to be entitled to a count. However, the referee, who is said to have had money bet on Chaffee, declared the match a drawone fall apiece. Hass and his friends are far from being satisfied with the decision and the latter will back him for any amount providing an impartial referee can be secured. Fred Hass is one of the best men of his weight on the mat in the northwest. PROGRAM WAS GOOD But Entertainment Bid Not Receive Patronage It Deserved. The musical and literary entertain ment given at the Methodist church on Tuesday evening under the aus pices of the Bereans did not receive the patronage of which it was deserv ingthe audience was a small one. Much time and work was necessary in order to prepare so fine a program as that presented, and the Bereans were consequently disappointed at the lack of attendance. Then again, several who were down on the pro gram for numbers failed to put in an appearance. This of course had the effect of shortening the program, but the numbers presented were of the highest order and well executed. Mrs. Caley, in her usual inimitable manner, gave several vocal solos Misses Aimee Woodcock and Adina Lundquist, a piano duet Miss King, a reading Mr. Moe, a trombone solo Miss Grace Kysor, a piano solo: Miss Emma Taylor, a reading Miss Alta Reichard, a recitation, and there was a pretty flower play by eleven little girls of the primary grade. Miss Helen and Miss Margaret Schacht of Minneapolis are visiting their sister, Mrs. J. W. Heard. The benefit concert for Company has been postponed from Thursday evening, May 20, to Wednesday e\en ing, June 2. The senior class-day exercises will be given at the opera house on Friday evening, May 28, and the program will be novel and entertaining. All kinds of bedding out piants, such as asteis, canas, coleus, lobelia, verbena, vinca vine, geraniums, pan sies, etc., at the Princeton Green house. County Commissioner C. E. Erick son was down from Milaca on land business Monday. Mr. Enckson is a hustler in his line as well as a good, reliable man. If in need of hardware. U. S. sep arators, steel ranges, kitchen utensils, roofing, etc., the same can be had at Mcllhargey Hardware & Furniture Co.'s storeGrant's old place. Benjamin Soule took his son, Harold, to the cities on Monday to consult an oculist regarding the con dition of the boy's eyes, which have been weak of late. They returned Tuesday. A game of ball will be played at the fair grounds on Saturday between the Princeton and Cambridge high school teamstwo rattling good clubs. It will be an afternoon of real enjoy ment to the onlooker if the weather is fine. Farmers having live stock, agricul tural implements, household furni ture, etc., for sale should bring the same to Princeton on monthly market day, May 29, when M. M. Stroeter will offer the same at auction without any commission charges. A. E. Allen & Co. this week carry a half-page advertisement announc ing a discount sale on skirts and waists for tomorrow arM Saturday, May 21 and 22. Read the ad carefully and you will probably find something enumerated that you are in need of. Teachers and prospective teachers should bear in mind that to get the full benefits of the summer school, which will open in Princeton on June 28, they should em-oil upon the first day. No fees will be charged for tuition and the school is open to the residents of Mille Lacs and adjoining counties. You should attend the concert and dance which will be given for the benefit of Company at the opera house on June 2. It promises to be the stellar event of the season. An orchestra of ten pieces has been en gaged for the occasion and Mrs. C. A. Caley will render a number of vocal eolos. To hear Mrs. Caley sing is always a treat in itself. K. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1909. THE HOMEBOYS WIN Hass' Bulldogs Do Up the Milaca Swifties in a Well Matched Game Played Sunday. High School Boys Redeem Themselves by Walloping the Cambridge Bunch to a Standstill. Hass' Princeton nine and the Milaca team went into action at the fair grounds on Sunday and played a splendid game of ball which resulted in a score of 6 to 5 in the home club's favor. Princeton gathered in 2 scores in the third inning and from then until the sixth there was nothing doing. But in this inning Milaca crossed the plate four times on two hits and a comedy of errors, assisted by a base on balls. The visitors secured their final score in the ninth. In the seventh the locals could get but one run over and things began to look bad for them, as the boys from Milaca were putting up a pretty stiff game. Then came a grand rally in the ninth inning, when the locals snatched the bird of victory, which Milaca was so sure of, by sending three scores over the plate with but one down. It was a victory well earned, and the boys certainly redeemed them selves after playing that "vacant lot" game over at Foley a week ago. Both pitchers worked well, although Swaim had the best of it, allowing but 3 hits and striking out 6 men. He had speed, good control, and was there with the willow beside. It was a great and glorious game and demonstrated what the locals can do when they have a fair show. The score by innings was as folllows: Princeton 00300010 36 Milaca 00000*00 i_5 Two base hits, Smith struck out by Wilkes, 2 by Swaim, 6. Time, 1:45 umpire, Shaw scorer, Berg Xle High School Game. At last the Princeton High School ball team has bagged a scalp. Be tween showers at Cambridge on Satur day our boys downed the high school aggregation of that town by a score of 13 to 5. The weather was by no means favorable for fast ball, yet a very fair game was put up by both sides. Princeton came to bat first, and before the side was retired 2 runs had been jotted down by the scorekeeper. From that time to the first of the sixth inning it was anybody's game, but in that inning Princeton experienced a batting rally and six men encircled the diamond. After that the game was Princeton's in a walk The Cambridge team played fast and snappy ball but lacked team work, while the Princeton boys pro duced the goods from start to finish. Only 4 hits were made off Angstman, the "kid" twirler, who was ably assisted by his brother at th6 receiv ing end. Ten hits were made off Yngve, the Cambridge twirler, who was assisted by Smith at the receiving end. A return game will be played at the fair grounds in Princeton next Satur day, and those who are of opinion that the Princeton high school boys cannot play ball should attend this contest. The batteries at last Saturday's game were. Princeton, A. Angstman and J. Angstman Cambridge, Yngve and Smith. Auto Trip to Cambridge. Four automobiles went from here to Cambridge last evening. S. S. Petterson's machine took over Drs. Cooney, Lester and Parsons, who at tended a meeting of the Central Min nesota Medical association, and C. A. Jack, who attended the Masonic lodge. In W. H. Ferrell's machine were G. E. Rice, C. A. Caley and Jos. Craig and in Dr. Armitage's Peter Wikeen, all of whom also at tended Masonic lodge while T. H. Caley's auto took Chas. Keith to Cambridge to catch a train for the cities.. Five candidates took the third degree in the Masonic order, the North Branch team performing the work. A banquet followed at which the visitors were royally entertained. New Station Agent Here. F. M. Spencer is the new agent at the Great Northern depot at this place. Mr. Spencer, who has been in the employ of the Northern Pacific at Nimrod, Montana, is a very pleasant gentleman to meet and says he is accustomed to the strenuous life it has no terrors for him. Henee he is the right man in the right place, for strenuity is one of the principal req uisites at the Princeton depot. With in a short time Mr. Spencer's wife and family wilL arrive here.? R THOSE GONE BEYOND Mrs. Oust Johnson of Bogus Brook Succumbs to Heart Disease on Saturday, flay 15. Miss Georgia Donnelly, Formerly of Princeton, Dies at Bemidji From Tuberculosis. Mrs. Gust Johnson died at her home in Bogus Brook township on Satur day, May 15, at 1 o'clock from heart disease, aged 28 years. She had been a great sufferer for five years and her death was not unexpected. Funeral services were held at the family residence on Tuesday after noon, Rev. Arnquisti of the Swedish Lutheran church officiating. By the death of this young woman six small children are left motherless. A husband also survives her. Mrs. Johnson was a kind, christian woman beloved by all who knew her. Miss Georgia Donnelly Miss Georgia Donnelly, formerly a re'sident of Princeton, and who left here about eight years ago, died at Bemidji on Wednesday, May 12. She was a sister of Mrs. Frank Henschel and Mrs. Joseph Leathers of this vil lage. Miss Donnelly had suffered from tuberculosis for four years, and although the best of medical practi tioners were consulted it was found impossible to effect a cure. She fought the disease bravely but it eventually conquered. Funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church, Bemid]i, on Friday afternoon by Rev. S. E. P. White and the interment was in Green wood cemetery. Georgia Donnelly was born in Wyanett in 1881, and was 28 years 2 months of age. Despite her great suffering she was at all times of a cheerful, kindly disposition and made many friends in Bemidji. In Wyanett there are also many of her friends who will regret very much that she has passed away. PICKLE GROWERS GET BUSY. Pickle factor} Wants One Hundred and Fifty Acres Grown This YearAs High as 8200 Per Acre Made Last Year. F.#mers who intend to grow pickles during the coming season and have not yet made their arrangements should call at the First National bank at once and get seed and instructions to groweis The factory at this place will want one hundred and fifty acres this year and that is fifty acres less than were cultivated here last year Last season was a very bad season for growing cucumbers owing to cold, wet weather in the early part of the season and lack of rain during the giowing season, and this made only a poor half crop of pickles. However some farmers here at Princeton made at the rate of from $160 to $200 per acre, even under these discouraging conditions, and money was coming into the home every day at a time when other things were not yielding any profit. The growing of cucumbers is a very profitable side line in farming, and we are in hopes that our farmers will get busy and plant all the acreage that the Pickle company wishes to buy this year. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Petterson, was operated upon for acute appendicitis on Saturday even ing. She had suffered from the trouble for 36 hours before taken to the hospital and was consequently in a critical condition when the opera tion was performed. For three days there was but little hope of the patient's recovery owing to the prog ress the disease had made before the operation, but she finally rallied and is now doing as well as could be expected. Dr. Walsh of St. Paul was called into consultation by Dr. Cooney on Tuesday. Clarence Olson of Elk River and Mrs. Corran of Dayton returned to their homes on Monday, having fully recovered from their ailments. Chas. Pinz, whose right hand was lacerated by a machine at the brick yards, had two fingers amputated at the second joint on Monday. His Annual Fishing: Trip F. C. Schulte of Leavenworth, Kansas, was here from Thursday to Monday on his periodical fishing trip and went to Green lake with George JRice, Louis Larson and Leon Wheeler. The four of them put out from shore in a boat barely large enough for two one of those sectional boats which split in the middle. They had not gone far before the split asserted itself there was a disconnection of com partments. Bice and Wheeler, in their half of the boat, with the lique fied bait, etc., drifted in one direction while Schulte and Larson, in their section, went off in another. The oars dropped overboard and were lost. As the wind continually changed and there were cross currents, the two halves of the boat did not get together again for four hours, when a farmer who had witnessed the fisher men's predicament from shore, put out in a rowboat and, by strenuous efforts, towed the two sections to a point on the beach and connected them. The boys looked pretty limp when they returned to town that night and Mr. Schulte declared that never more would he venture out fishing in a sectional boat. "It would not have been quite as bad," said he, "if the bait had been in our section." AUTO RUNS AMUCK Dr. Armitage's Machine, Operated by Hired Man, Smashes a Buggy Between 11 and 12 o'clock on Sun day morning Dr. Armitage's automo bile, which was being operated by his hired man, ran into a buggy contain ing two men who had come down from Milaca to attend the ball game and smashed one of the front wheels to smithereens. The occupants luckily escaped injury. It was near the First National bank where the accident occurred and the horses, breaking loose from the vetiicle, ran up the street at a terrific speed. When near Edmund Young's barn one of the horses plunged into a buggy which was standing outside and smashed it to pieces. No injury was sustained by the horses. A peculiar coincident of the affair is that both of the buggies which were smashed belong to Mr. Thomas, a liveryman of Milaca. The accident appears to have re sulted from the horses becoming scared by the automobile and the driver's unfamiliarity with the machine. Don't forget that we have the finest show of pansies at the Princeton Greenhouse. The Os-wa-gat-ohie club had a splendid time at its old-time May festival last Friday night. There were baskets in plenty and the fun ran high. Get your tomato and cabbage plants at the Princeton Greenhouse large stocky plants of best varieties, twice transplanted from cold frames, sure to please. The trees are beginning to foliate and it is certainly high time. This spring is said by old timers to be the most backward for twenty-five years that is in this section of the country. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Wheeler left Princeton on Monday morningthe former for Texas, where he will buy potatoes for Higgins & Co., Chicago, and the latter for Stewartville to visit her mother A popcorn social was given by Mrs. Jaax at her home on Friday evening. Twenty-three guests were present and an enjoyable time was passed. The fea ture of the evening was the character singing of Miss Edna Whitney. The program given by the Wide Awake club on Saturday at the home of Miss Phyllis Prescott was very entertaining and the little girls are deserving of commendation for ar ranging so delightful an event. Next Sunday Fred Hass' men will go to Milaca and play ball with the first nine of that place. The Prince ton boys are in fine trim and are de termined to win every game they enter into from now on. Those who go to Milaca on Sunday will doubtless wit ness a game that is up to snuff. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witte were in attendance at the wedding of Miss Emma Witte to Henry Kahmeyer at Atwater on Tuesday. The young couple will reside at St. Cloud, where the groom is employed in the Diamond Spring Bottling establishment, which is operated by the brothers of the bride. Now that new flooring has been laid in the court house, it would not be a bad idea to give the structure a coat of paint both inside and out. The committee on improvementsMessrs. Uglem, Cater and Dalchowis anxi ous that the court house should present a neat appearance and will no doubt order this done in due course of time. Company will start for the annual encampment at Lake City on June 12. The boys will tramp from here to Spencer Brook, where they will pitch tents for the night. On Sunday morning, June 13, they will hike to Isanti and there go into camp until Monday morning, when they will take a train for Lake City. Captain Caley is confident that the tramp will do the boys goodharden their muscles for the strenuous life in camp. VOLUME XXXIII. NO. 21 A MONTHLY MARKET Business Men of Princeton Decide to Establish One for Benefit of Farmers and Others. Saturday, nay 20, Date Upon Which the First of the flonthly flar- kets Will Be Held. A meeting of business men was held on Tuesday morning at Henry Avery's store for the purpose of considering the advisability of establishing a monthly market day for Princeton. The proposition was thoroughly dis cussed and it was unanimously agreed that a venture of this sort would be a good thing for the farmers as well as the mercantile establish ments of Princeton. A decision was thereupon arrived at to hold a market day upon the last Saturday of each month, the first to occur on May 29, and an organization was effected with C. A. Jack, presi dent A. E. Allen, secretary and Henry Avery, treasurerthese officers to act as a committee to make the necessary arrangements. It was the sense of the meeting that these market days be held exclusively for the farmersthat they be days upon which the farmers may bring in anything which they wish to dispose of at auctionlive stock, agricultural implements, vehicles, etc.and that the same be sold without commission charges. M. M. Stroeter has kindly consented to sell such property free orcharge to the owners. A program of sports such as foot racing, etc., will be arranged by the committee upon each occasion and a brass band will be engaged to furnish music throughout the afternoon. The sports will be conducted on Main street. The auction will commence at 1 o'clock sharp on the vacant lot opposite Henry Avery's clothing store, and it is necessary that farmers have whatsoever they wish to dispose of upon the grounds some time dur ing the morning of the sale. In addition to the above the busi ness men will make it a point to have special bargain sales upon these monthly market daysarticles will be cut in price for the occasion. Many towns in the state have for years set apart one day in each month for a similar purpose to that about to be tried here, and in almost every in stance with success. Therefore there is no apparent reason why it should not prove a winner in Princeton. The program of sports for the first market dayMay 29will appear in next week's Union The Last of the Puzzles Shot by Hold up Man. Lieutenant John McNamara, one of the bravest men on the Minneapolis fire department, was shot and fatally wounded on Tuesday evening while attempting to stop a hold-up man who was being chased by two de tectives. McNamara died at the city hospital an hour after being conveyed there. The assassin gave his name as Frank Erickson. Van Kant's Nephew Jugged. Los Angeles, May 20.Blaine Taylor, 26 years old, an attorney, son of the late T. B. Taylor, a capitalist and a nephew of former Governor Van Sant of Minnesota, was arrested last night on the charge of having passed fictitious checks and forged others to the amount of nearly $8,000. 4*2 -*s* of the The answers to series No. 7 puzzles are as follows* No. 36. Alexander Ramsey, Min nesota's war governor. No. 37. Stephen Miller, 1864-66. No. 38. John Lind, 1899-1901. No. 39. Henry A. Swift, 1863-64. No. 40 John S. Pillsbury, 1876- 1882. No. 41. Lucius F. Hubbard, 1882- 87. No. 42. Samuel R. Van Sant, 1901- 1905 No. 43. William Merriam, 1889- 1893. Forty-two of the answers were cor rect. The winners, determined by lot, were Eileen Walker, Olive Lessard and Robert Berg. Warren Prescott was the winner of the special prize in a few words he sized up S. R. Van Sant to a nicety. We have paid in cash $25.00 to prize-winners. No other paper that has published the series of history puzzles has offered any cash prizes. Our aim has been to interest our young readers and offer them induce ments to study the history of the state and at the same time popularize the Union. We are only sorry that we could not afford to offer more prizes. In every instance the winners were fairly determined by lot. THE PUZZLE EDITOR.