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Commercial Club Might Take Steps to
Beautify Grounds Surrounding
Great Northern Depot.
Railroad Company Would Doubtless
Co-operate by Assisting in
Making Improvements.
There are many ways in which a
commercial club might aid in adding
to the attractiveness of a town. For
instance, the beautifying of the ground
around the railway station might be
easily and advantageously accom
plished. The station surroundings in
most Minnesota towns are an eye
sore, and Princeton is no exception.
The building itself is a fine structure,
but the surroundings do not make a
very favorable impression on a
stranger. Now, if the commercial
club would put forth an effort we be
lieve it could transform the depot sur
roundings into something approach
ing a garden spot Grass seeds could
be planted, flower beds laid out at
several points and gravel placed
where necessary. Don't you know
that this would make a paying adver
tisement for gur village?
See what Rothsay, in Wilkin county,
has done Through the efforts of its
commercial club the railway station
grounds have been graded and planted
to grass, and a substantial cinder
walk constructed from the depot up to
the street The club interested the
railway company in the project and it
co-operated, furnishing the grass seed
for the lawn which now beautifies the
station grounds, besides assisting in
the work.
Rothsay is not a large city neither
is its commercial club powerful in
membership, but the club has accom
plished much for the town by ener
getically following up propositions
for improvement. What has been ac
complished at Rothsay can be ac
complished in Princeton, tor the rail
road company would assuredly render
assistance as it did there.
Nothing helps more to give a town
a good name than pretty station
grounds. Slovenly looking towns do
not impress visitors while towns which
keep brushed up receive" an incal
culable amount of free advertising.
Almost any commercial club may
secure the co-operation of a railroad
in its efforts to beautify the station
grounds. There are few, if any, cases
on record where a commercial club
has been turned down by a railroad
company on such a proposition.
This is merely a suggestion which
the Union offers for the considera
tion of the Princeton Commercial
cluba suggestion which it believes,
if carried out, would prove beneficial
to the village.
Were Awarded First Frizes
Lowell Chadbourne tells the Union
that at the recent state fair Henry
Webster's herd of Jerseys took several
first prizes, that Mrs. Webster's dairy
butter ranked with the best exhibits in
dairy hall, and that she was awarded
a prize Mr Webster has a fine
stock and dairy farm on the outskirts
of Minneapolis and he does not spare
time or money in securing the best
animals obtainable, and he is especi
ally proud of his Jerseys. Mrs.
Webster, when a girl, had the reputa
tion of being the best butter-maker in
the old Pine Tree state, and her hand
has not forgot its cunning. We con
gratulate Mr. and Mrs Webster upon
their success at the state fair.
Earning Power of a Dredge
On the Rio Grande in Texas dredg
ing is very extensive. One canal is 14
miles long, twenty feet wide at the
bottom, four feet deep. The dredge
which dug this canal made a profit of
$18,000 besides paying $5,000 in losses
and also the first cost of the machine.
This is just like golden grain belt
beer. It pays for itself in the new
strength and leaves a profit in the
pleasure of a cool draught when you
are tired and thirsty. Have a case in
your cellar all the time. Order of
your nearest dealer or be supplied
by Sjoblom Bros. Prinecton.
And Princeton Has Some Left
One of Princeton's attractive
schoolma'ams taught in Foley last
year, and last week she was married
to a young man of that place. An
other of Princeton's attractive school
ma 'ams taught at Wildwood, and last
week she became the wife of a Litch
field man who made her acquaintance
at Wildwood. Now, see here, you
fellows needn't think you've got to
follow suit'Wahkon Enterprise.
Hill Would be a Business Governor.
If the cordiality with which Mr.
James J. Hill is received at the
numerous county fairs where he has
spoken can be taken for an indica-
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tion of his popularity he is the
proper man for us insurgents to
nominate for governor. He is all
right on the tariff and with conserva
tion of soil and forests and a reduc
tion of operating expenses as our
platform we can sweep the state with
him as our candidate. When we have
elected him and he sends his first an
nual report to the legislature we shall
know how much more it costs per
day per capita to run our state than
it did before this era of extravagance
set in and that is something which no
one has ever stopped to think about.
He would also ascertain in short
order whether the crews in the vari
ous state departments were larger
than they needed to be to handle the
work and do it on time. It would be
a real pleasure to follow him on a
trip through the departments early
some morning and to count the va
cancies which there would be before
lunch time. It would be worth
millions to Minnesota to have him for
governor even for a single term.
Fergus Falls Journal.
Williain Fisher Narrowly EscapesgDeath
In Runaway Monday Afternoon.
Between 4 and 5 o'clock on Monday
afternoon a team driven by William
Fisher ran away on Main street near
the Mott livery stable and, as it gal
loped over the West Branch bridge,
the head of Mr. Fisher, who was lean
ing over the seat, came into contact
with an iron pier and he was thrown
violently from the vehicle. The
horses rushed ahead and, while still
on the bridge, ran into a wagon on
which Ed. Hall was seated going in
the same direction. The wheels of
the Fisher wagon became interlocked
in those of the Hall wagon and the
impact was so terrific that both wagon
boxes were torn off. Mr. Hall hung
on to the lines for a minute or two
after he had been dumped on the
ground but was eventually compelled
to let go. His left hand was badly
bilstered but otherwise he was unhurt.
Mr. Hall's horses were later captured
near the Mudget place while Fisher's
horses sped toward "their home near
Mud lake.
In the meantime Archie Whitcomb,
Fred Boss and others ran to Fisher's
assistance and found him lying on
the bridge unconscious. They placed
him in a blanket and carried him to
the Lester hospital near by, where it
was found that he had received a con
tusion over the left eye and several
scratches on the face.
It was not long, however, before
Fisher showed signs of returning
consciousness and he quickly came
too. It seems that he had merely
been stunned by colliding with the
pier. On Tuesday he seemed,
with the exception of a black eye and
a few scratches, nothing the worse for
the experience.
A No% el Contrivance.
Ollie Saxon has erected a very con
venient contrivance at Walker's
corner, Spencer Brook, for the rural
route man. It is in the form of a
cement pillar upon which is placed a
wagon wheel. This wheel revolves on
a steel lod, one end of which is solid
ly embedded in the cement, while on
the top of the wheel are affixed seven
mail boxes belonging to as many
patrons. This greatly facilitates the
work of the rural carrier, Isaac
Martin, and is a plan which might be
beneficially adopted at other points.
Last of Rock Hauled
The last of the crushed rock was
hauled from the railroad yards onto
the Baldwin road last Friday. If the
rock is kept in place for a few weeks,
by leveling the ruts made by wagon
wheels, the roadway will soon become
smooth and solid. As soon as pos
sible, before cold weather sets in, the
road should be widened as it is very
inconvenient for loaded teams to pass
each other at present on the part
where the rock has been applied.
Rev. Gratz Writes
Rev. W. E. J. Gratz, in writing the
Union asking that his address be
changed, adds: "It is always a
pleasure to read this, the best weekly
in the state Then, again, it brings
news from a people who are dear to
us." Rev. Gratz was at one time
pastor of the Methodist church at
Princeton and later went to Two Har
bors, from which place he was recent
ly assigned to the Joyce Memorial
church, Minneapolis.
A Painful Accident.
Ward, the fourteen year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hallin of Cam
bridge, met with a painful accident
about ten days ago in taking a gun
from a boat muzzle first. The gun
was discharged tfifd his left forearm
was badly shattered. Boys, and
men, too, for that matter, forget the
oft-repeated warning never to lift,
drag or carry a gun muzzle first.
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Body of Hon. Chas. H. chadbourne
Arrives Here on Saturday and
Is Interred on Sunday.
Funeral Services Conducted by
flasonic Lodge, of Which De-
ceased Was a flember.
Lowell J. Chadbourne arrived here
from Drain, Oregon, on Saturday
evening with the body of his father,
Hon. Charles H. Chadbourne, who
died on Wednesday, October 13, from
acute Bright's disease. The widow of
the deceased also accompanied the
remains. Lowell Chadbourne went to
Oregon for the especial purpose of
bringing his father's body to Prince
ton for burial. He was joined by his
wife and son when he reached Minne
apolis, and they also came to Prince
The body was met at the train by a
delegation from the Masonic lodge of
this place, who placed it in the hearse
and escorted it to the Masonic hall,
where on Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock services for the dead were
held in accordance with the ritual of
the order.
The services, conducted by William
Cordmer, P. W. M., were very im
pressive and many of Mr. Chad
bourne's old friends were present to
look for the last time upon his kindly
face. A quartet, consisting of Mrs.
C. A. Caley, Miss Rita Byers, Arthur
Roos and Guy Ewmg, rendered touch
ing vocal selections. The services at
the grave in Oak Knoll cemetery were
also Masonic (conducted by Mr. Cor
diner) and the quartet also sang
there. Upon the casket were laid
several pretty floral offerings, chief
among them being the emblem of the
Masonic order. Mr. *Chadbourne's
funeral was the first ever held in
Princeton where the services were con
ducted throughout by Masons.
The pallbearers were F. M.
Campbell, L. S Libby, C. A. Jack,
W. L. Hatch, P. J. Wikeen and Frank
The immediate relatives in at
tendance at the funeral were Mrs. C.
H. Chadbourne, Mrs. John Kaliher
of Blue Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell
Chadbourne and son of Minneapolis,
Mrs. E. G. Mills of Washington, D.
and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Chad
bourne of Elk River while among
friends from out of town were Hon.
W. H. Houlton, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Babcock, Edward Chase, Amos Col
son and Hon. Andrew Davis, all of
Elk River.
Knows How to Farm
E P. Grow of Greenbush came in
for a chat on Saturday Mr. Grow
might truly be called a practical
farmer in the full sense of the word's
meaninghe knows how to treat the
soil so as to get the fullest possible
returns for his labor. Mr. Grow has
had a fine crop of potatoes this year
as well as big yields of hay and corn.
Fiftieth Anniversary
Captain Small went to Anoka on
the Tuesday morning train to partici
pate in the celebration of the fiftieth
anniversary of the Masonic lodge at
that place, of which he is a charter
member. Captain Small and George
Small of Anoka are the only two
surviving charter members. They
are not, however, related.
Health Seriously Impaired,
The many Princeton friends of Mr.
A. Y. Merrill, the well known Minne
apolis attorney and formerly a resi
dent of this place, will regret to learn
that his health is seriously impaired
and there is small prospect of his re
covery. Overwork has affected his
mind and he is a mental and physi
cal wreck.
Miss Alice Mary Kirby was married
on October*19 at St. Paul to Arthur
Wilfred Coombes. They wfll make
their home at St. Mary's Ferry, New
Brunswick. The bride is a daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. B. W. Kirby, who
formerly lived at Elk River and are
now residents of St. Paul.
Attempts Suicide.
Andrew G. Petterson, an aged man
of unsound mind, attempted to commit
suicide at his home in Maple Ridge
on the 15th inst. by hacking off one
of his hands at the wrist with a dull
hatchet. He was taken to the Bra
ham hospital where he again made an
attempt on his life.
Big Sum Paid for Potatoes
Last Saturday W. H. Ferrell & Co.
paid out $7,000 for potatoes at their
warehouse in this village. There
were at least a dozen other buyers on
the market that day, so it is safe to
assume that $40,000 was paid to
farmers for potatoes in Princteon on
Four Prizes of Five Dollars Each Will
Be Awarded for the Largest
Loads of Potatoes.
Tug War Will Be Pulled Off and
'inning Team Will Receive
I Twenty-Five Dollars.
Princeton's next market day will be
Saturday, October 30, and at that time
prizes will be offered by the com
mittee for the largest loads of pota
toes, as follows: Triumphs, five dol
lars Burbanks, five dollars: Rose,
five dollars, and Ohios, five dollars.
In addition George E. Rice will give
an extra five-dollar prize for the best
load of Triumphs and purchase the
load at the highest market price.
This ought to fetch a double prize for
some one.
A tug of war between four teams of
six men each from the north, south,
east and west of Princeton will consti
tute one of the amusement features
of the day. The winning team will
be awarded a cash prize of twenty-five
dollars, which should bring out some
pretty strong men. There is lots of
fun in a well-regulated tug of war.
The next market day, October 30,
bids fare to eclipse all former efforts
along this line. The potato contest is
in itself a big inducement, as the
farmers who compete need not neces
sarily take their potatoes home again
they can, if they see fit, dispose of
them to the Warehousemen.
If the weather is propitious, Satur
day, October 30, should be a lively
day in Princeton.
Hass Will Wrestle Albright.
Fred Hass of this village will en
gage in a wrestling match with John
Albright of Minneapolis, middleweight
champion of the state, at the Prince
ton armory on Saturday evening,
October 30. The match will be called
at 9 o'clock and will be to a finish
the best two out of three falls. Al
bright weighs 158 pounds and Hass
Albright will find in Hass a formid
able opponenta man well muscled
and familiar with all the curves in
the science of mat work. Fred has
shown himself to be a good man on
many previous occasions and we pre
dict that he will give Albright the
tussle of his life notwithstanding the
latter is the middleweight champion
of the state.
Prince Ito Assassinated.
Prince Ito, the "Bismarck of New
Japan," was assassinated at the rail
road station in Harbin on Tuesday.
He was shot by a Korean who had
gained access to the depot platform,
three bullet3 penetrating his body.
The murderer and two Korean com
panions made no attempt to escape
and the three were immediately ar
rested. Three others were wounded.
Prince Ito had gone to Harbin to meet
the Russian finance minister to con
fer on the administration of affairs in
Manchuria. The dead diplomat was
a congenial, philanthropic man who
was generally beloved, and to his un
tiring efforts was largely due the
many reforms which have of late
years been effected in Japan.
Horse Killed in Collision.
A valuable horse belonging to Ed
mund Young died as a result of a col
lision on Mam street, near R. D.
Byers' store, on Saturday evening.
The horse, hitched in a rig abreast of
another, was being driven by Elmer
McPherson, when a single horse at
tached to a buggy occupied by Mrs.
Harry Mott and Mrs. Holland ap
proached from the opposite direction.
The rigs collided and the shaft of the
buggy penetrated the lungs of one of
Mr. Young's horses and it died a few
hours later. Mrs. Holland was
thrown from the buggy and received
an injury to her head, but it is fortu
nately not serious.
Hope He'll Make a Million.
James T. Plant is back from the
west, where he has been assisting in
the installation of the machinery for
the Mine Operating Co., which is pre
paring to operate the Plant and Cal
lahan mines in the state of Washing
ton. Mr. Plant is very much en
couraged over the prospects of the
enterprise, and is convinced that the
mine will be a big money maker.
Mora Times.
They Were All Politicians
This high flown talk of removing the
governorship from politics is the
merest clap-trap. Governorships are
not removed from politics. They are
the center of political activity in every
state and they ought to be. What
kind of a governor would we have if
he were not a politician? It is not
necessary to class a politician with
the ward heeler and moocher. Tom
Reed was a politician. James G.
Blaine was a politician. Lincoln was
a politician. So were Garfield and
McKinley. Were not Governors
Sibley, Ramsey, Pillsbury, McGill
and Johnson politicians? Were not
Webster, Clay and Calhoun politi
cians? If Geo. Washington and
Thomas Jefferson were not politicians
what were they? Is there any harm in
Gov. Eberhart being classed with men
such as these? Is there nothing of the
politician about Gov. Hughes of New
York, or Folk of Missouri, or Gov.
Culberson of Texas, or Ex-President
Roosevelt, or William Jennings
Bryan of Nebraska? This talk
against politics and politicians is
simply absurd and ridiculous, and
emanates from the shallowest kind of
brains. There has never been in the
history of this or any other country
a public man who has left the impress
of his genius upon his country for his
country's good who has not been a
politician.West St. Paul Times.
Furniture of Dr. Hagaman Carried Avi ay
and House Set on Fire.
Within the past year the people of
Anoka have been victimized by many
burglars, and a few days ago thieves
performed a piece of work which for
daring eclipses all previous robberies
in that town.
It appears that about two weeks ago
Dr. Hagaman left Anoka for Austria
for the purpose of pursuing scientific
studies while his wife went to Minne
apolis to stay with relatives until his
return. He left his house in charge
of Benjamin Smith, a neighbor living
next door.
Mr. Smith, who had noticed sus
picious persons hanging around the
neighborhood, on Sunday entered the
Hagaman house to see that every
thing was secure, and, to his surprise,
discovered that all the furniture, with
the exception of the piano, had been
carried away. He at once notified
the police, who made a careful exami
nation of the house and found that
not only had the furniture been re
moved but the floors were soaked with
kerosene. The tracks of a heavy van
were also found near the house. The
police had intended to put a watch
about the house that night, but the
watch had not arrived at 9:15 o'clock,
when Smith discovered fire bursting
"from the windows. Immediately be
fore the discovery of the fire a heavy
explosion was heard.
Smith gave the alarm and the fire
department arrived, but the house
was almost totally destroyed before
the flames could be checked.
Immediately the fire was controlled
the authorities swore in sixty deputies
and a search was made on the west
side of the river for the robbers and
furniture, but no clue was obtained.
Miller Challenges Ben Hass.
The following communication
speaks for itself:
I have heard considerable about
Ben Hass, the Princeton wrestler,
and, as manager of 'Young Miller' of
St. Paul, who is champion welter
weight wrestler of the world, I would
like to issue a challenge to Hass.
I am willing to let Miller handicap
Hass, that is, agree to throw Hass
twice in an hour.
"Please announce this challenge in
your paper. George A. Barton,
Sporting Editor, Minneapolis Daily
New St Paul Law Firm
Kenneth G. Brill and John P. Cole
man have formed a partnership for
the practice of law under the firm
name of Brill & Coleman, and have
opened offices at 238-240 Endicott
Building, St. Paul. Mr. Brill is a
son of Judge Hascal R. Brill of the
Ramsey county district court, and he
will assume the duties of the position
of second assistant corporation at
torney of St. Paul after the first of the
month. Mr. Coleman is a son of John
Coleman of Anoka, and he is an ex
ceptionally bright young attorney
who has already successfully handled
several important cases in court
where large amounts were involved.
If careful attention to business
coupled with a good knowledge of law
counts, the firm of Brill & Coleman is
bound to succeed.
Shot and Killed While Hunting.
Jas. Powers of Wahkon was acci
dentally shot and killed by his friend
and companion, Frank Hawklnson,
also of Wahkon, while hunting at
Knife River on Monday evening. The
body was taken to Wahkon on Tues
day and Sheriff Allman and County
Attorney Howard of Kanabec county,
who were summoned, arrived there the
same evening. They decided that the
death was accidental. The remains
were shipped to Glenwood for burial.
Mr. Powers
leaves a widow and two
Princeton Goes Against flonticello and
Rips Up Sod of Gridiron With
the Contesting Team.
Game From Start In Favor of Prince-
ton But flonticello Boys Put
Up a Splendid Fight.
By the decisive score of 31 to 0 the
Princeton high school football team
clearly demonstrated their superiority
over the Monticello high school team
at the fair grounds last Saturday.
The Princeton team played a hard,
snappy game all the way through,
circling Monticello's ends for large
gains, puncturing the line at will and
pulling off several forward passes
that bordered on the sensational. The
Monticello boys played a plucky but
hopeless game, their plays were block
ed or spilled up before they could get
fairly started, the Princeton ends
would not be boxed and the Princeton
line was impenetrable. The Monticel
lo offense seemed hopelessly weak
and their line could hardly hold the
Princeton forwards long enough to let
Peterson get his kicks away, many of
the punts going straight up in the air.
The game was called at 2:30 p. m.
Capt. Roos won the toss and choso
the west goal. Princeton kicked off
to Monticello and the ball was returned
10 yards. Monticello could not gain
and on the third down punted to
Caley, who returned several yards
before being pulled down. Jesmer
ripped into the line for 8 yards and
Berg added 15 more on a line smash
through guard, and Roos went
around Monticello's right end for a
35-yard run and a touchdown. Roos
kicked goal. Score, Princeton 6,
Monticello 0. Princeton scored again
just at the end of the first half, Berg
and Jesmer working the ball up to
Monticello's 15-yard line and Roos
going through the line so hard that
the impetus broke the holds of sever
al of Monticello's would-be tacklers
and rolled him across the goal line
for Princeton's second tocuhdown.
Princeton came back strong in the
second half and romped around the
.field almost at will, scoring four more
touchdowns and making the total
score 31 to 0. Caley uncorked all his
trick plays and the team responded to
a man, Angstman, Robideau and the
backfield pulling off a series of for
ward passes that the Monticello de
fense could do nothing with. One
trick play from Roos to Jesmer netted
Princeton, a touchdown and Jesmer
grabbed in midair the only forward
pass that Monticello attempted to
negotiate and ran 25 yards with it for
a touchdown. Robideau pulled off
several snaky dances down the field
that were good for long gains and
made the Monticello tacklers look like
a lot of will-'o-the-wisp chasers.
Angstman on the other end played a
strong defensive game and caught
several long forward passes for good
gains. The backfield worked good,
giving the man with the ball good in
terference, hitting up the line and
running the ends in regular 'varsity
style. Caley worked the team well
and made good returns on the punts.
The center trio, Pohl, Wikeen and
Shaw, did things to the Monticello
offense and were often back in the
plays before the Monticello backfield
could get under way. Umbehocker
and Stay at the tackle positions did
themselves proud, opening large
holes for their team mates on the
offense and smashing everything that
looked like interference on the de
Notes on the Game.
The day was ideal for football and
a fair sized crowd watched the game
from the sidelines.
Coach Doane and S. Bigford of
Milaca officiated and their work was
entirely satisfactory to both teams.
It was learned after the game that
Monticello was weakened by the ab
sence of several of her best players
and the game had nearly been called
off at the last minute by Monticello.
The fact that Monticello showed up
on the field without any substitutes
adds considerable color to this story.
The Princeton team plays the Elk
River high school on the la tier's
grounds on Friday and it means
a good lot of hard work, both in
practice and in the game, if the
Princeton boys want to retain the
laurels they have already won.
United States Senator Johnson Dead
United States Senator Martin N.
Johnson of North Dakota died at his
hotel in Fargo from acute Bright's
disease last Thursday night. The
senator's death complicates state poli
tics as it creates contests for both
the long and the short terms.
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