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CROWDSATTHE FAIR Small Showing of Horses, Cattle and Poultry But Other Displays Were Above Average. Vegetables of Especially Fine Quality .and Grain the Best Exhibited for Good Many Years. Mille Lacs county's eighteenth annual fair was held here on Thurs day, Friday and Saturday of last week and the attendance was larger than that of any previous year record ed. Had the weather been made to order it could scarcely have been betternot a drop of rain fell during the three days and the temperature was just right. The vegetable display was excellent larger, and in many respects the ex hibits were superior to those of last year. The grain was also of fine qualitynone better has ever been placed on exhibition here. The show ing of horses, cattle and poultry was light, while no sheep or swine were exhibited. In the fruit department there was a splendid assortment placed on exhibition, the apples es pecially being magnificent specimens. In the preserves department a good showing was made. There was a very pretty display of flowers and the fancy work and art departments contained many elegant specimens of women's handicraft. An exhibit worthy of special men tion was the drawings by the children of the Whittier schoolrooms 1, 2, 3 and 4. These drawings were in water colors and pencil and demonstrated that the little ones possess consider able talent in this particular line. -Misses Huse, Tompkins, Davis and Russ are certainly entitled to much praise for the efforts which they have put forth to bring the children to so high a standard of efficiency in art. In addition to the regular depart mental displays an attractive program of sports was provided by the associ ation. This program consisted of horse races,running and driving,a ball game and balloon ascension. The latter did not, however, ma terialize. The aeronaut arrived all right, but when he attempted to fill his balloon with gas it refused to stand the pressure and went to pieces. This was of course no fault of the management but it proved a disppoint ment to the crowd. The Pythian brass band, a new organization, fur nished music throughout Friday and Saturday afternoons and the selec tions were rendered in first-class manner. A refreshment booth was conducted by the ladies of the Dorcas society and they had plenty of good things on hand to alleviate the hunger and thirst of the multitude. The society is highly deserving of the large patronage it received. A shooting gallery and a few cane stands were at the fair but there were no shows of any description and no chuck-a-luok or other gambling devices were per mitted. The gate receipts aggregated $499.00, and the total receipts from all sources, including $423.40 from the state, amounted to $1047.40. Last year's -total was $890.34, including $413.05 gate receipts and $419.75 state appro priation. About $600 will this year be paid out in premiums. VEGETABLES, GRAIN, ETC. In these departments the exhibits excelled any that have been heretofore displayed at a Mille Lacs county fair and comprised almost every variety which can be raised on a farm or in a garden. The entries gave an idea of what the fertile soil of Mille Lacs and adjoining counties is capable of producing. A few attractive displays picked out at random were those of C. A. Groff, Hubbard squash musk melons, Roy Berry: watermelons and canteloupes, W. H. Thompson col lection of table vegetables by Robert Clark which included celery, tomatoes, egg plant, beets, kale, onions, celery, parsnips, carrots, cauliflower, radishes, lettuce, sweet corn, vege table oranges and lemons, and three new varieties of potatoes' Burbanks, Thos. Tellefson citrons, W. A. Foote Triumphs, Louis Rocheford collec tion of vegetables, Chas. and David Berry Burbanks, C. A. Groff drum head cabbage, Carl Rick collection potatoes, F. C. Foltz, S. Wiprud, David Berry, Chas. Berry peanuts, Howard Loucks and C. Garaich carrots, Anton Betzler, Allen E. Hayes rutabagas, Mrs. David Rachie mangels, H. Dalchow three varieties winter radishes, Robert Clark beets, David Berry ruta bagas, Geo. Patten sunflower, stalk 14 feet and diameter of flower head 15 inches, Geo. Patten seed cucumbers, 4&&:^u^^k^fkMM^Mi&i^Mk Oscar Erickson sweet corn, Mrs. Rachie, F. C. Foltz .'pumpkins, Rudolph Heruth large field squash, Paul Reissig brown beans, C. Garaich yellow eyed beans, F. A. Lowell. Exhibitors in the grain depart ment displayed some superior grades and among the entries were sheaf oats and sheaf wheat by F. A. Hedberg Bluestem wheat and barley, Oscar Erickson barley, oats and Bluestem wheat, Ben L. Erickson wheat and rye, Theodore Rosin wheat and oats, Albert Noeske corn, E. E. Stevens yellow and calico corn and sorghum, E. Thompson popcorn, S. E. Dorn Northeastern Dent corn, Erick Hedstrom White Cap Dent corn and popcorn, C. H. Berry Black Flint corn, W. H. Thompson, Mrs. A. A. Rachie White Dent corn, S. Wiprud: Yellow Flint corn, F. P. Jones. LIVE STOCK. Very few horses or cattle were entered, among the former being a one-year-old Percheron colt by Richard Jaenicke full blooded Percheron stallion, Thos. Kaliher mare and colt, Fred Reusche: two year-old Percheron, Fred Reusche two-year-old Hambletonian, F. Peter son general purpose teams, Carl M. Foltz, Allen Hayes. The only cattle exhibited was a two-year-old Short horn heifer and a three-year-old Shorthorn cow by Andrew Nyberg and a two-year-old heifer by Leon Moore. No sheep or swine were ex hibited. Among the exhibitors in the poultry department were Mrs. F. A. Lowell, who had some Plymouth Rock chicks Mrs. Luther Jones, white Leg horns C. R. and W. Erickson, Leg horns Mrs. J. F. Ransom, Plymouth Rocks Mrs. Bryson, white Brahmas .Mott, Plymouth Rock chicks Ross Foltz, bantam and chicks and bronze turkeys: L. Bridge, white rabbit and six young. PRESERVES, ETC. The entries in this department were not numerous, but the varied assort ment of jams, jellies, pickles, etc., was all of the highest quality. Among the exhibitors were Mrs. A. Bryson, Mrs. Frank Libby, Alma Roos, Mrs. D. Raiche, Mrs. C. A. Raiche, Mrs. M. Edmison, Mrs. F. B. Mitchell, Mrs. Louis Rocheford, Mrs. Mc Minn, Mrs. M. Ax, Mrs. P. Clark and Mrs. E. Winsor. BUTTER AND CHEESE. There were but four exhibitors in this department, viz., Mrs. F. A. Lowell, five-pound jar butter Mrs. A. Bryson, five-pound jar butter Wm. Scheller, two packages lim burger cheese Henry Scheller, two bricks full cream cheese. BREAD, PASTRY, ETC. The display in this department was small, but what was there was of ex cellent quality. There was Boston brown bread by Mrs. F. A. Lowell, jelly roll, doughnuts, etc., by Mrs. L. Rocheford, Boston brown bread by Mrs. David Raiche, eleven entries of cookies, bread, cake, rolls, etc., by Mrs. A. Bryson and cake by Mrs. F. B. Mitchell. FRUITS AND FLOWERS. A larger or better selection of fruits was never seen at a Mille Lacs county fair. The apples, especially, were worthy of particular note. The display included a collection of apples by Chas. Judkins Dutchess, Wealthy and crab apples, Mrs. Minnie Betzler Concord grapes, John Teutz four varieties crab apples, Dutchess and Wealthy, F. A. Hedberg Ben Davis, Dutchess and Wealthy apples and cranberries, Mrs. David Raiche Wolfrine and Dutchess apples, Nels Robideau Concord grapes, Mrs. Warrings Dutchess and crab apples, Mrs. M. Ax Dutchess apples, M. S. Rutherford two varieties crab apples, Mrs. Bertha Anderson. In flowers there was an attractive display of house and garden plants, consisting of superb collections by Mrs. Robert Clark, Mrs. Andrew Bryson and F. C. Foltz and a magnif icent fern by Dr. F. L. Small. HONEY AND SUGAR. The exhibits in this department were as follows: Basswood, white clover and sweet clover honey, August Gerth maple sugar and syrup, Wm. Marsh maple syrup, Mrs. D. Raiche maple syrup and sugar, Mrs. C. A. Raiche maple syrup and sugar, Nels Robideau maple sugar, Mrs. L. Rocheford. WOMEN'S EXHIBITS. Tastily arranged in this department were many beautiful exhibits, too many to mention individually, among them being a crocheted tidy, sofa pillow, tatted handkerchiefs, etc., by Mrs. Robt. Clark crocheted baby jacket, embroidered cushion cover, and embroidered towels, Mrs. A. H. Bavier embroidered towels, eyelet Continued on Page Four. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1909. A deep and sincere note of personal grief characterized the expressions of sorrow that came a thousandfold, not only from every city, village and hamlet in the state of Minnesota, but from all parts of the United States when the word went forth that Gov- At 1:45 o'clock it seemed as if the end had come, for Governor Johnson, who was propped up with pillows, fell over upon his side at the bed. Mrs. Johnson fainted when she saw her husband lapse into unconscious ness. Measures were immediately taken to revive the patient and he was soon restored to consciousness. Mrs. Johnson was also revived and re mained with her husband to the last. Shortly after 2 o'clock it was re ported that the governor was dead, but this proved to be untrue. Throughout the greater part of the night the governor was conscious and his mind was as clear as though he were in the prime of health and strength. In the room were Mrs. Johnson, Miss Margaret Sullivan, Mrs. John son's bosom friend, Miss Jamme, head nurse of St. Mary's hospital, Miss Potterly, a nurse, and Dr. C. F. McNevin. Dr. Will J. Mayo had been in and out of the sick room and the hospital all night, but was not present at the time of Governor Johnson's death. Just as Governor Johnson was lapsing into the final period of un consciousness be shook hands with GOVERNOR JOHNSON IS DEAD -*i'- ft .s^w Minnesota's Popular Chief, After a Gallant Fight Against Heavy Odds, Passes Peacefully Away Early Tuesday Morning. Thousands of Sorrowing People View the Governor's Body as It Lies in State at the Capitol- Funeral Today At St. Peter. ernor Johnson was dead. John Albert Johnson, the sixteenth governor of Minnesota, died at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, at 3:25 o'clock on Tuesday morning, Sep tember 21, after being in a critical condition since undergoing a surgical operation on Wednesday of the previous week. Up to the last few hours before the end came the doctors still had hope that Governor John son would recover, believing that in spite of the crisis his remarkable vitality, which had served him so well on other similar occasions, might pull him through. It was not until 1:15 a. m. that Dr. William Mayo emerged from the sick room and said, "There is absolutely no hope." each of those present at the bedside and bade them goodbye. At no time did he ask whether he was going to live or die. He seemed to realize that the end had come. For about an hour, beginning shortly after midnight, Governor THE LATE JOH.N A. JOHNSO.N. Johnson talked to his wife. I guess I'm going, Norah," he said time after time as he held his wife to him, stroking her hands and face. The announcement of the gov ernor's death was made by Dr. Mc Nevin, and immediately thereafter the doctor and Miss Sullivan supported Mrs. Johnson as, with trembling steps, she was escorted to Dr. Mayo's automobile, which was in waiting. The operation last week was the fourth which Governor Johnson had undergone at the hands of the Doctors Mayo, the first and second having been for ulcers in the stomach and the third for an abscess in the bowels. Both were very acute, prolonged cases, and the governor's condition both times was very serious. During the third operation the appendix was removed. After the third oper ation the governor enjoyed fairly good health, though he suffered oc casional attacks of indigestion, which later developed into an obstruction of the bowels. These attacks covered a period of nearly two years, though they became more frequent during the last year. His illness began about two months ago, and it was seen then that a third operation would be necessary. The governor had determined to carry out certain work, however, and insisted upon delaying the operation until after that time. He had planned to go to the hospital following the Taft reception in St. Paul but he suffered an acute attack and as soon as he re* covered sufficiently from that he was taken to the hospital. Dr. Mayo is quoted as saying that it was not a relapse that brought the end, but that it was simply a weak ness that could not be overcome. The funeral procession which es corted the body of Governor Johnson to the special train at Rochester left the Sullivan residence at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon and on each side of the streets through which the cortege passed were hundreds of people with bowed heads. School children scattered flowers along the route of the solemn procession. The special train reached St. Paul at 5 o'clock, and the remains were accom panied from the depot by several companies of militia and placed in the rotunda of the state capitol, where yesterday they were viewed by thousands of people. The funeral services will be held this afternoon from the Presbyterian church at St. Peter, Governor John son's native town, and the body, will be buried beside that of his mother. John A. Johnson was the first native of the state of Minnesota to be elected its chief executive. He was born in a settler's cabin near St. Peter, July 28, 1861, and his early ilfe was that of the pioneer children of his day. When he was a year old the Sioux Indians in the western part of the state rose against the whites. The Johnsons fled to St. Peter as the nearest haven of refuge and remained there until the Indians were driven from the state. John A. Johnson's schooling was of the most primitive sort. He attended the little country school a few miles out of St. Peter until he was 12 years old and the amount of education he acquired in those days was not prodigious. The family for the most part was in straitened circumstances. The father was a blacksmith. He left the family nothing when he died and Mrs. John son was compelled to take in washing, which the boy and his brothers de livered. That Governor Johnson was indebt ed to his mother for the mental and moral qualities that brought him prominence is well attested by the residents of St. Peter who krew the family. John Johnson was not quite 13 when he was called upon to become a pro vider. His first work was in a grocery store, where he labored so manfully and faithfully that he attracted the attention of Henry Jones, the village druggist. Beginning as a lad of 15, he remained with Mr. Jones for ten years, learning thoroughly the duties of a pharmacist. It was while in the drug store that he acquired his education. He read everything that came his way, ex hausting the book supply of the vil lage and the private libraries of his friends. History and literature in particular attracted him. From the drug store young Johnson went to the St. Peter Herald as editor. He had no experience in newspaper work and had done no writing, but the democrats of the city recognized him as a man of energy and resources as well as of ability. They advanced him the money which in 1886 made him joint proprietor with H. J. Essler in the St. Peter Herald. He was married on June 1, 1894, to Miss Elinore M. Preston, who was a teacher of music and drawing in the St. Peter parochial school. She was a graduate of the Catholic sisters' school at Rochester. John A. Johnson'B first venture in politics was in 18S8. fie then ran against C. R. Davis for the legislature and was defeated. This satisfied him for ten years, but in 1898 he accepted the nomination for the state senate against Professor C. J. Carlson of Gustavus Adolphus college and was elected. He was a member of the state senate for two terms and was then de feated by Chas. A. Johnson, a repub lican. John A. Johnson was thrice elected governor of Minnesotain 1904, 1906 and 1908. Marriage of Miss Lola Aland Jesmer. Cards have been received by old friends of the family in Princeton announcing the marriage of Miss Lola Maud Jesmer, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Jesmer, to Mr. Thomas Horace Vanasse at Seattle on the 21st inst. Mr. Vanasse is a lead ing business man of that city. Al most every Princeton reader of the i on is personally acquainted with the bride, as she was born here and this was her home until two years ago, when she went west with her parents. She is a lovable young lady and will make an ideal wife and helpmate. May kind heaven shower its choicest blessings upon Mr. and Mrs. Van asse. Unclaimed Letters. List of letters remaining unclaimed at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn., September 20, 1909: Miss Musee Berglund, Mrs. R. P. Higgins, Miss Mildred Johnson, Miss Emily Larson, Albert Eeimi, Mr.'.Tracy Wales, Mrs. Karin Sjogren (foreign). Please Call for advertised letters. ^???yfff?J#~t S. Briggs, P. M. YOLUME XXXIII. NO. 39 WORK INJROGRESS Farmers Have Begun Hauling Crashed Rock to Improve the Road Across Baldwin Flats. Should be No Cessation Until Last Load is Hauled and Spread Upon the Highway. Although this is the busiest season of the year for farmers, on Monday there were eleven volunteer teams at work hauling the crushed rock from the railroad track to the Baldwin road. The first shovelful of rock was thrown into O. A. Dorff's wagon by the publisher of the Union. Mr. Charles Judkins had the honor of de positing the first load on the road Mr. Judkins is always to the front iu matters that benefit his town. Super visor J. H. Angstman bossed the load ing at the track and Supervisor Henry Young single-handed attended to the unloading on the road. T. H. Caley, Elmer Whitney and R. C. Dunn each furnished a man to assist in loading at the track. H. W. Pres cott and James McKenzie came up with their teams from Spencer Brook. Lambert Hatch, who resides on the north side of Rum river and never travels the road, gave half a day's work with his team and has promised another half day. The others who came with teams were Chas. Judkins, O. A. Dorff, J. H. Angstman, Martin Rossing, Wm. Trunk, and William Brown generously furnished two teams. The village team manned by Al King also helped in the afternoon. About 80 loads of the coarse rock were hauled on Monday. Ten or twleve teams were promised for Tuesday but on account of the heavy rainfall on Monday night and the deluge on Tuesday afternoon little was accomplished. Mr. Judkins and Mr. Angstman were on hand with their teams for a second day's work, and they were reinforced by Will Hannay, Fred Murphy and Everett Hamilton in the afternoon. Several loads of the finer rock were hauled and spread over the coarse rock hauled the day before. On Wednesday seven teams were en gaged in hauling rock, viz., those of D. N. Hunt, S. P. Woodman (two teams), Fred Murphy, T. J. Kaliher, H. B. Fisk and George Townsend. Eighteen loads were hauled in the morning and twenty-eight in the after noon. The rain may cause some delay, but there should be no let-up until the last load is hauled and spread upon the road. If there is much delay ruts will be worn in the freshly graded roadway and will necessitate more grading. There ought to have been at least 20 teams at work Monday. Everyone should do his part. It is not fair to expect ten or a dozen pub lic-spirited men to do all the work. Those who should be most interested are the slowest to respond. There should be some teams furnished by people in the village. As soon as the weather will permit there should be a grand turn-out of all the farmers in terested and the village people should lend a hand. Let the work be com pleted without delay. When the two finer grades of rock are applied a lasting hard roadway will be ob tained. Isanti Connty Editors Visit Onr Fall1. Among the welcome visitors at the fair Saturday were Mr. John E. Kienitz of the Cambridge Independent Press and Mr. E. R. Lawton of the Isanti News. Both of them met so many Isanti county people at our fair that they felt right at homeMr. Kienitz was especially interested in a bevy of good-looking Isanti county teachers. Mr. Lawton is a bachelor but, if the reporter can interpret signs aright, he is wavering his case is not a hopeless one. Both gentlemen ex pressed themselves as well pleased with our town, with the exception of our unsightly fair grounds which they pronounced unfit for man or beast. Come and look us over a year hence, gentlemen, and probably we will have fair grounds that we will not feel ashamed to have you see. Anyhow, the Isanti editors can always rest assured of a cordial welcome at the Union office. No l*oor Wheat This Season. The general average of wheat this year is of a very good quality, says P. J. Wikeen, manager of the Dakota elevator at this place. Mr. Wikeen has received and shipped more grain up to this date than he did through out the whole of last season. He is as busy as he possibly can be every day and on Saturday last purchased twenty-nine loads of grain, the greater part of which was wheat.