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(Prices Have Ranged From 38 to 43 Cents Per Bushel for Early Varieties During Week. Potatoes Being Marketed Are of Good QualityYield Will Probably Approach the Average. PotatoesOhios and Rosehave been coming in freely this week and every warehouse has received its share. The prices paid have ranged from 38 to 43 cents per bushel, which is considered fairly good for this early in the season. There has not been a heavy shipment during the week, but something like twenty cars have been dispatched to various points. Today the price has dropped to 35c. The quality of the potatoes now being marketed is on the average goodmuch better than at the com mencement of the season when many of the potatoes brought in were affected with rot. In some sections, farmers tell us, the crop of late pota toes will not pan out well in conse quence of the early frosts, while in other sections an average yield is promised. From reports at hand we should estimate that the crop in this section will approach somewhere near that of last year but, as every one knows, it is a difficult matter to esti mate a crop A Strenuous Day. Sunday was a strenuous day for the little fellow who accompanied three long-legged, toughened nimrods on a chicken hunt. The little chap carried a heavy shotgun and a haversack full of grub, and even without this handi cap he would have experienced con siderable difficulty in keeping abreast of the stalwart fellows whom he ac companied. As a result of his efforts to keep in linemaking four steps to every one taken by his companions he became fagged out and was com pelled to stop for a rest, but the others refused to wait and he eventu ally became lost in a swamp. He wandered here and there until he -found himself in a mudhole. He had suddenly been swallowed up by mother earth and was only prevented from going below the chin line by his gun, which he held crosswise on the surface. It was a long time before he could free himself and, when he eventually crawled from the hole he was a sight to beholdmud from head to footand his companions were probably miles away. He bad plenty of cartridges and shot off several charges to attract attention. It was not until o'clock, however, that his companions were enabled to locate him, and then he managed to amble to the place where the buggy had been left, two miles away. He is still stiff from the experience and declares that never more in all his life will he go forth hunting with a trio of long-legged giants. Public and Pri\ ate Scales The city of Anoka, in response to popular clamor, purchased and in stalled public weighing scales. The scales are not patronized sufficiently to pay the salary of the weigher. The city council has enacted an ordinance making it a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or imprisonment, for private parties to do public weighing. The owners of private scales say they will continue to weigh for all comers despite the ordinance. The question is has the council the right to prohib it the owners of private scales from weighing for all who may choose to patronize their scalesV We shall await the outcome of a test case with interest. It does seem that if a farmer or any one else desires to have his produce weighed on public or private scales it is nobody's business but his own, and we do not believe any court of equity will hold otherwise. Entertainment at E Church Miss Helen C. Maclean, the well known reader and elocutionist of Minneapolis, will give a selected program in the Methodist church at Princeton next Tuesday evening at 8 p. m. The entertainment is under the auspices of the Whatsoever Bible club and the program will be supplemented with some musical numbers from the best local talent. You are cordially invited to attend. James J. Hill on E Harriman I have always regarded Mr. Harri man very highly. I have done a good deal of business with him in the last few years, and some of it, as you know, has been of a rather strenuous character. So I think I ought to know him pretty well. He did the work of several men during his life time. He was one who never left any thing undone, and there are few men in this country whose place it will be harder to fill. It is greatly to be re gretted that Mr. Harriman could not live to complete all the work which he had set out to do. "There should not be any serious financial disturbance as the result of his death. All Mr. Harriman's properties are in good shape. He was not one who would have his affairs so situated that the wolves could prey upon them. The great railroad sys tem which he has created will run along as usual, and somehow or other his place will be filled, for all of us die and yet the world wags on. "Mr. Harriman suffered intensely during his illness. He was beyond human aid. In view of the suffering which he had to undergo and which he faced so bravely, I believe that he is happier now. The people of the United States are not likely to forget the great work which he has accom plished for them." Viewed in the Right Light. Every newspaper finds its para graphs appropriated, once in a while, by some enterprising contemporaries which pass them off for their own without giving an acknowledgment. Referring to this "piracy," the veteran editor of the Princeton Union says: "Occasionally one editor calls down another for failing to give proper credit for an item. An editor who can pen a parragaph that is worthy of being stolen should feel highly complimented." That is the right way to look at the matter. Lord Byron admits that he appropriated everything of literary merit, and Lowell says there is nothing original anyway. Clergymen, as well as edi tors, have often been charged with plagiarism or literary theft. It may be all right to reproduce the ideas of others, but when such a man as Mark Twain gives whole passages^verbatim, without referring to the original writer, he goes too far. But then Twain is a humorist.Irish Standard. Action to Remove Dams An action has been commenced by Frank Baker, Hans Petrin, B. L. Anderson and Martin Lynch, resi dents of the Mille Lacs lake country, against the Foley-Bean Lumber com pany, the Rum River Lumber com pany, J. W. McClure and the village of Onamia and process has been served by the sheriff of Washington county upon a number of interested loggers residing at Stillwater. This action has been brought for the purpose of having two dams on Rum river ra/ed and to secure an injunction against their further maintenance for the reason, it is alleged, that these dams cause the inundation of five hundred acres of meadow land adjacent to the Rum river and Lake Onamia. Stewart & Brower of St. Cloud are attorneys for the plaintiffs, but up to this date no papers in the action have been filed with Clerk of Court King. De Palma a Wonder M. S. Rutherford, who was among those who attended the auto races at the state fair on Saturday, says that Ralph de Palma, the New Ygrk driver, is certainly a wonder and he would not have missed seeing him race for any consideration. In his Fiat Cyclone, the machine in which Emanuel Cedrine was killed at the Pimlico speedway in Baltimore last year, De Palma broke seven world's records on the circular mile track Saturday afternoon. De Palma reduced the mile record in competition and against time to 50 4-5 seconds, the three miles in com petition from 2:45 to 2:39, the three miles against time from 2:43 to 2:38 4-5, the eight miles against time to 7:06, the nine miles to 7:57, and the ten miles against time from 9:11 3-5 to 8:49 3-5. Frolic and Fun in Florida. Tomorrow (Friday) evening Rev. J. W. Heard will deliver his lecture, "Frolic and Fun in Florida." This is not a new thing. Ic has been given many times and has taken well. Prof. Paul C. Heard of Minneapolis will operate the stereopticon. About 125 views will be selected from 400 which the Heard brothers took with their own camera. They are all first class. Dr. Horn's fine electric lantern will be used. The closing effect is very fine and unique in having Miss Ruth Lund quist sing while views of the Suwanee river, old cabin, etc., are being put upon the screen. The entertainment will be given under the auspices of the Queen Esther circle. Admission: Adults 25 cents, children 15 cents. Cemetery Association. Subscribers to the cemetery fund will please send in such amounts as they have promised without delay as I am desirous of closing up the books for the season. Mrs. Guy Ewing. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1909. ROAD MOVEMENT Road Across Baldwin Flats Will Be Ready to Receive Coating of Crushed Rock flonday. Frank Rean and Assistants Engaged in Grading Stretch of Sandy Road at Silver Lake. This week the Baldwin road across the flats is being graded and sanded preparatory to receiving its coat of crushed granite rock. As soon as the road is properly graded the rock should be hauled without delay. The hauling must be by volunteers. Let every one do his part. There must be no holding back. Every farmer who is obliged to haul his produce over that road to market is or should be interested. The permanent improve ment of this piece of road will be worth thousands of dollars to the farmers of Spencer Brook and Bald win. Just as the Union is going to press Supervisor Angstman of Bald win informs us that the road will be in condition for the crushed rock next Monday. Now let the farmers get busy and complete the job by Tuesday evening. There ought to be 25 teams at work each day, besides a force of men will be required to assist in load ing and unloading. Farmers should use dump boards on their wagons as it will expedite unloading. Get to work bright and early Monday morn ing. Silver Lake Road Under the supervision of Overseer Frank Rean gpod work is being done on the Silver lake road. It is the intention of Mr. Rean to have a mile of this sandy stretch of road, commencing at the village limits, clayed and graveled, if the town authorities and those interested will co-operate. We sincerely hope that Mr. Rean's expectations will be realized. Every encouragement should be extended to those who are inaugurating a campaign for better highways. Let us have- a system of good roads radiating from Princeton. Every dollar properly expended will pay big interest to the business men of our village and the farmers. Death of Mrs Horrigan Mrs. Amos Horrigan died at her home in South Fork, Kanabec county, on Friday, September 10, aged 75 years. The body was brought to Princeton on Monday morning and services were held in St. Edward's church by Rev. Father Levings and the interment was in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Horrigan is survived by a husband and four sons, the latter being John, who lives in Iowa Amos, South Dakota William Milaca, and Thomas, South Fork. Those who acted in the capacity of pallbearers at the funeral were M. Barry, J. Van Rhee, S. C. Moore, C. E. Erickson. Thomas Taylor and Jos. Smith. Tumbled From a Rapidly Moving Train. An associated press dispatch tells of a John Wood walking off a Great Northern train moving at the rate of 50 miles per hour near Concord* Mont., on Monday. The Wood re ferred to is John Wood, son of Mrs. Hiram Whittier of Greenbush. this county, and well known in Princeton where he resided with his mother for many years. John is supposed to have been asleep when he walked off the train. He reached home yester day, via Foreston, and barring a few slight bruises and scratches was none the worse for his thrilling experience. It is surprising how John escaped death or serious injury. New Variety of Potatoes. The "Prize Winner" is the name of a new variety of potato of which Mr. L. P. Southard left a sample at the Union office yesterday, consisting of 17 good sized tubers taken from two hills. The "Prize Winner" is of a russet color, oblong shape, solid, very early, mealy and a good keeper, and it is rightly named. Mr. Southard obtained the seed from New York state several years ago. There is no reason why the "Prize Winner" should not become one of the standard varieties in this vicinity. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL.' A surgical operation was performed by Dr. Cooney on Mrs. John Bisso last Monday and the patient is rapid ly recovering. Mrs. John Burke entered the hospital on Tuesday for surgical treatment as did also Mrs. Lambert of Dayton. Yesterday morning Mrs. Halvor Stenson of Blue Hill underwent a surgical operation. A child of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gess is at the hospital critically ill with bowel complaint. A SERIOUSJCCIDENT Mr. Brossldy, Residing Five Miles North of Elk River, Narrowly Escapes Tragic Death. While Driving Wagon He is Precipi- tated on Rein Supporter and Abdomen is Contused. On Sunday night Dr. Cooney was called into consultation by Dr. Parsons of Elk River regarding the condition of Mr. Brossidy, who lives about five miles north of that place. Brossidy, while engaged in driving a wagon, was by a sudden lurch of the vehicle thrown forward upon the point of the piece of wood used to support the reins and as a result received a serious contusion of the abdomen. Dr. Cooney made an exploratory in cision and found that one of the large blood vessels had been ruptured and the abdominal cavity flooded with the blood therefrom. The man was at the time in a very precarious condition, but he is now reported to be on a fair way toward recovery. Terrible Catastrophe at White Bear. A terrible catastrophe occurred at White Bear lake last Friday morning whereby three children lost their lives. Hon. R. A. Walsh, a prominent St. Paul lawyer, was engaged in filling the tank of a gasoline stove in his summer cottage when there was a blinding flash that shot burning oil and flame all over the room. In an instant the lower room of the cottage was a seething mass of flames. Sarah Walsh, a girl of 16, who was in the room with her father and mother and sister Rose at the time of the ex plosion, although badly burned her self rushed upstairs and rescued two of her little brothers, but two brothers and one sisterJohn aged five years, Angelina aged four years and Robert a nine months' old babythe little heroine could not reach, and with her clothing all ablaze she was, obliged to leap from a second story window to the ground. Mr. Walsh, Sarah and Williamthe latter also a little hero who made every effort to save his brothers and sisterwere badly burned and were cooveyed to a St. Paul hospital they will recover. The cottage and all its contents was a mass of smouldering embers twenty minutes after the explosion. A Lawyer of National Fame. The so-called Minnesota Shippers association, otherwise one George Loftus, takes a nasty dig at Frank Kellogg intimating that he is a fraud and that the name of "trust buster," gained while engaged for the govern ment against certain corporate in terests under the direction of Presi dent Roosevelt, is a misnomer. Even Roosevelt's worst enemies will not say that his efforts to control the trusts were not sincere. It is very evident that Mr. Kellogg had the entire confidence of the ex-president and there is no proof that he betrayed it. It will take more than the empty mouthings of Loftus to discredit Mr. Kellogg either as a man or as a lawyer of national fame.Preston Times. Mrs. J. Elmer Anderson of Milaca was in Princeton yesterday. Concord grapes, 35 cents per basket, at the California Fruit Store. A. S. Mark carries an ad in this issue calling attention to cut prices in clothing, etc. A son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Young on Sunday, September 11. Two unfurnished rooms and closet for rent. Apply to Mrs. M. L. Wheeler, Princeton. Rufus P.Morton went to* the twin cities yesterday on business connected with his brick yard. George Moore and Leon Whitney left on Saturday for a visit at Park Rapids and will return today. F. T. Kettelhodt advertises a reduc tion sale in shirtings and other goods for Friday and Saturday as well as a sale on fruits. Rumor says Ed Whitney consumed so many shrimps while on the Pacific coast that the market was materially affected thereby. Mr. Heard announces a lecture for Sunday evening. The subject is, "That Girl." Boys are especially invited. No charge. Oak Knoll cemetery has been kept in splendid condition during the summer months and praise is due Andrew Bullis, Mrs. Guy Ewing, Mrs. Applegate and others for the interest which they have taken in the beautifying of this pretty burying ground. Ed Cilley, who performed the work at the cemetery, is also en titled to a share of the praise. Sixty-four tubs of butter were shipped to New York by the Princeton Co-operative creamery on Tuesday out of 70 tubs manufactured for the week. Dan Mirick leaves today for Foley, where he will be engaged for two weeks. At the end of that time he will be again at the service of his Princeton customers. P. L. Roadstrom announces a special sale of ladies' suitings and dress trimmings for tomorrow and Saturdayfair days. A cut in prices is advertised for these occasions. Having contemplated a change in some lines of our business we are going to sell, for the next twenty days, most of our goods at a large reduction in price. Call and be con vinced. R. E. Jones & Son. 38-2t The Mille Lacs county fair which commences today will not present a bill of fare equal to the big affair at Hamline last week but it will be a fair fair provided the weather is fair and those who attend will get their money's worth. A. E. Allen & Co. take a page in this week's Union to advertise their fall opening of merchandise, which will begin tomorrow and continue eight days. Dress goods, ladies' coats, underwear and everything nec essary for the cold weather is adver tised. Read the ad on page 8. B. P. Taylor arrived here from Benson on Saturday and returned Wednesday to pack his goods pre paratory to Jeaving for Yankton, S. D., where he has been engaged to superintend the electric light plant. Mrs. Taylor and daughter, Adelaide, will leave for Yankton within a week or ten days. A reception was given on Monday evening to Mr. and Mrs. George P. Ross at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ross. Only the immediate relatives were present. A nice supper was served and the evening very pleasantly passed. The bride and groom re ceived many valuable presents. According to the Milaca Times the new school house in district No. 27, Page township, is one of the best in the county. There are a number of modern rural school buildings in Mille Lacs county, in fact we doubt if there is a county of its population in the state that can boast of better school buildings than Mille Lacs. Mrs. Ewing recently received a letter from Mrs. E. B. Anderson in which, among other things, she states that she and her husband like Tacoma verj well and are enjoying good health. She says she awaits the coming of the i on every week as she would that of an old friend and would not be without it for anything. Superintendent Marshall is well pleased with the teachers in the schools this term. He considers them the best Princeton has had since his incumbency here. The number of pupils is increasing, the high school now having nearly a hundred with a senior class of twentythe highest attendance the school has ever had. Harry Shockley has not killed many chiskens this season for the reason, he says, that he has not seen them, but he tells us he can beat any man in this part of the country on wing shots, not excepting those terrors to the feathered tribe, *Guy Ewing, Magnus Sjoblom and Bill Cordiner. Harry is determined to get more than his share of chickens and ducks before the season is over. John Gordon of Minneapolis will wrestle Fred Hass of this village on Saturday evening, September 25, at the Princteon armory. The match will be for 60 and 40 per cent of the gate receipts and a side bet of $25 apiece. Gordon weighs' 196 pounds and Hass 178 and both men are in excellent condition for mat work. The contest is expected to be the best ever seen in Princteon. Admission, 50 cents. County Audicor Whitney returned from his western trip on Saturday and has buckled down to business again. Mrs. Whitney is visiting at Sand Point, Idaho, and will not be home until the latter part of October. The hay fever, from which she suffers every year when in Minnesota, has entirely disappeared in that climate. Ed and his wife visited the exposition at Seattle and many points of interest along the coast. Polly Perkins was highly pleased to see Ed return and greeted him with "Oh, papa!" in her particularly musical voice, but she is still hunting high and low throughout the house for Mrs. Whitney. TOLUME XXXIH. NO. 38 FAIR BEGINS TODAY Prospects Look Bright for Good Agri- cultural Exhibit and Showing of Cattle and Horses. Amusement Program for Friday and Saturday Consists of Races, Balloon Ascents, Etc. This (Thursday) is the day that the Mille Lacs county fair commences that is, the entry of stock and other exhibits will be largely made upon this day. Tomorrow and Saturday will be the big days of the exposition. The premium list for this year's fair is as liberal as the board of directors could possibly make it and the program of sportsraces, ball games, balloon ascensions, etc. should not fail to prove attractive. An excellent display of vegetables, grain and fruit is promised, and there will doubtless be a good showing of butter, honey, fancy work, etc. It is also expected that a better display of cattle will be made than last year, as farmers have greatly improved and added to their herds. Following is a program of the races and other sports for Friday and Saturday: Friday, September 17. 1:30 p. m.Running race, farmers' horses only, half mile heat, best 3 in 5. Purse $25, entrance fee 5 per cent. 2:30 p. m.Trot or pace, farmers' horses only, half mile heat, best 3 in 5. Purse $25, entrance fee 5 per cent. 3:30 p. m.Amateur driving race, trot or pace, for Mille Lacs county horses only, horses to be driven by owners, half mile heat, best 3 in 5. Purse $50, entrance fee 10 per cent. 4:30 p. m.Farmers' race, hitched to ordinary farm wagon, horses to be harnessed, hitched to wagon, first one under wire wins. Purse $25, entrance fee 5 per cent. 5:00 p. m.Balloon ascension. Saturday, September 18 1:30 p. m.Running race, farmers' horses only, half mile heat, best 3 in 5. Purse $25, entrance fee 5 per cent. 2:30 p. m.Free for all, 2:25 trot or paceMile heats, best 3 in 5. Purse $200, entrance fee 10 per cent. 3:00 p. m.Ball game. 4:30 p. m.Balloon ascension. Rules governing all races: Fivo to enter and three to start. In case of rain the association reserves the right to call all races off. Larger Frizes for Connty Exhibits. For two years in succession Mille Lacs county was awarded first premium for the best county exhibit of products of the farm and garden at the state fair. We know that it re quires a large amount of hard work and considerable rtfoney to make a creditable county exhibit and we agree with the Little Falls Transcript that, When the board of managers of the state fair meet to arrange for next year's exposition it might be well for someone to call their attention to the skimpy premiums hung up for county exhibits as compared with the prizes awarded for other attractions. No less than $500 should go to the winner in this contest. The gathering and arranging of an exhibit is a task which not only requires weeks of hard labor and anxiety, but entails a heavy expense. Morrison's premium this year, $171., is but a small pro portion of what it cost to secure a prize-winning exhibit. A prize of $1,000 to $5,000 for an automobile race is all right, but it does not aid in selling^Minnesota lands." The Union congratulates our neighboring county of Morrison on its splendid exhibit at the recent state fair add rejoices to know that it was awarded first place. Another of the counties bordering on Mille Lacs, Aitkin, had a fine exhibit of grasses, grains, fruit and root crops. Meets Dakota Friends While at the state fair Mrs. Edmison had the pleasure of meeting her South Dakota neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Cox and family and Mr. and Mrs. Graham and family. These people own claims adjoining that of Mrs. Edmison's in South Dakota. She was pleased to learn from them that the railroad to be constructed will ruri-within a mile and a half of her claim, A Wyoming: Girl." A "Wyoming Girl" will be pre sented at the opera house on Satur day evening, September 18, with Miss^ Daisy Hazelton as "Scissors." The play is a drama which truly portrays western life and includes in its cast such well known artists as Miss Lillian Douglas and William LeRoy, while C. Fred Daum is the general manager. Tickets at Avery's, 25, 35 50 cents. "is s. "M *-$- fJt*hi^. f^f^^tS^ i1 ^^aas*"