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JVIany People From Surrounding Coun-
try Witness the Tug of War
Saturday Afternoon.
Contest for Largest Loads of Potatoes
(Hauled to Market Proves to
be a Veritable Fizzle.
Saturday was market day and, as
usual, a large number of people came
in from the outlying districts to take
in the sights and make purchases at
the stores, some of which had adver
tised special inducements for the
So far as the business transacted is
concerned the merchants had no
reason to complainall of them did a
good business But the potato haul
ing contest proved a fizzlethere were
but five registrations, the largest
load containing 184 bushels.
For some reason or other the
farmers took little or no interest in
the competition. As an instance, no
Rose potatoes were registered up to
4.15 p. m., when Allen Hayes, seeing
a chance to win a prize on a small
load, went to his home and brought
in two and two-thirds bushels of this
variety. He won the prize for the
largest load of Rose. There were
many good sized loads of Rose in
town on Saturday, but the farmers
bringing them in did not see fit to
The prizes offered were five dollars
for the largest loads of Triumphs,
Burbanks, Rose and Ohios, respec
tively. There were five entries, viz.,
Alfred Swanson, 64 bushels Triumphs
Carl Dehn, 184 bushels Burbanks
O. E. Stark, 45^ bushels Ohios
Fred Iverson, 102 bushels Ohios A.
L. Hayes 2% bushels Rose. With the
exceeption of Mr. Stark all drew
prizes. George E. Rice, who had
offered an additional prize of five
dollars for the best load of Triumphs,
was afforded no opportunity to pay
out the awardno one made an appli
cation therefor.
The tug of war was the most amus
ing feature of market dayit proved
a drawing card. Four teams of six
men each, from the north, south, east
and west of Princeton, engaged in the
tussle, and it was a tussle which made
the best of them sweat It would
have been difficult to get four teams
more evenly matched than were these
In the first contest the following
north against south and east against
westwere engaged: NorthA.Har
alson, N Arsetb, L. Peterson-,
Nystedt, W. Liska, A. F. Wresch.
SouthL Pierson, E. Moeger, Chas.
Babb, John Modin, E. Reynolds, O.
Thompson. EastJ. Wilhelm, A
Manke, J. Balfanz, O Benson, Geo.
Tomlinson, Fred Scalberg. WestL
Gennow, A. E. Grow, John South, L.
Rusness, Schoenbach,
Moey. Henry Murphy acted in the
capacity of mascot. The north and
east teams proved the strongest in the
first tug and these two, after a short
rest, pulled against one another for
the prize of $25 offered by the market
day committee. It was a hard tussle
from beginning to end, each side
gaming and losing ground alter
nately, but the east team eventually
made a spuit and pulled the rope
from the hands of its opponents. S
A. Cravens, Magnus Sjoblom and
Ben Soule were the starters, judges,
etc for the tug.
Whether Princeton will continue to
hold monthly markets during the
winter months has not yet been deter
Dr. D. A. McRae Married
Dr. D. A. McRae of this village
was married at 3 o'clock on Saturday
afternoon, October 30, to Miss Lena
A. Frank at the home of Frank Goett
che, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Rev.
Koons of Eau Claire, Wis., conducted
the marriage ceremony. Only the
immediate relatives of the bride and
groom were present at the wedding.
Dr. and Mrs. McRae departed upon
the same day for Duluth and other
places for a short bridal tour and
arrived in Princeton yesterday, where
they were heartily welcomed. They
are at home in the upper part of Mrs.
C. H. Rines' residence on First street.
During the doctor's absence from
Princeton the exterior of his office
-was beautifully decorated with hearts,
and legends, written with a brush,
^were hung upon the walls.
How Tliey Do It In Wisconsin.
Flavel Warner of Rice Lake, Wis.,
was here on a visit to his brother, O.
M. Warner, buttermaker at the Prince
ton Co-operative creamery, this week.
Mr. Warner is a practical farmer and
dairymanhe has had much experi-
Throws John Albright Twice in Succession
in Wrestling Contest.
Fred Hass of Princeton and John
Albright of Minneapolis, champion
middleweight wrestler of the state,
came together on the mat in the
national guard armory on Saturday
night and put up a contest which
demonstrated that both men were well
trained. It was a clean, scientific
wrestle from beginning to end and
each man put forth his best efforts to
win the matchit was a wrestle to a
finish. Hass had the advantage in
weight, he being about ten pounds
Heavier than Albright, but the later
has had much more experience on the
mat. Hass is comparatively a new
man in the profession.
In the first bout, which lasted an
hour and four minutes, the contest
was a strenuous oneHass and
Albright each appearing to gain ad
vantage alternately. At last Hass,
however, succeeded in getting a
double bar lock hold and put Albright
on the mat four points down.
The second bout was of shorter
durationtwenty minutesbut equally
strenuous. In this round Hass put his
opponent squarely on the mat with a
hammer lock and half Nelson hold.
At the conclusion of the match
Albright made a short address in
which he praised Hass, saying that he
was one of the best men he had ever
Hass clearly demonstrated at Satur
day night's exhibition that he was a
wrestler of no mean ability. He was
fast, his wind was almost perfect and
he understood the game thoroughly.
After a little more experience Hass
need fear no man in the northwest of
his weight.
Harry Pratt, the Zimmerman sport
ing authority, was the referee and he
performed his part well.
Mrs Edward Kienitz Dead.
Mrs. Edward Kienitz died at her
home in the town of Bradford, Isanti
county, from the effects of blood
poisoning on Monday last, November
l,*aged 54 years and 15 days. The
infection is supposed to have resulted
from the coloring in a stocking which
she placed on a foot upon which she
had closely pared a corn.
Her maiden name was Elizabeth
Robbers and she was born at Evans
ville, Indiana, on October 17, 1855.
In 1856 she moved, with her parents,
to St. Cloud, and on September 20,
1875, was married to Edward Kienitz
in the town of Bradford, where she
afterwards resided.
Funeral services were held at the
family residence yesterday afternoon
at 1 o'clock and were conducted by
Rev. Father Levings of St. Edward's
Catholic church, Princeton. The in
terment was in the Bradford Union
Mrs. Kienitz leaves a husband and
six children, besides five stepchildren,
one of the latter being John E.
Kienitz of the Cambridge independent
Sare Princeton Will Co-operate.
The Onamia Lake Breeze is of the
opinion that if the commercial clubs
of Princeton, Milaca, Wahkon and
Onamia would unite in some systema
tic plan of advertising we would get
more new settlers in Mille Lacs
county. The Princeton Commercial
club has certainly contributed its
share towards setting forth the ad
vantages Mille Lacs county offers to
new comers of moderate means, but
our people are willing to co-operate
with those of our sister villages in
any movement that will assist in
settling up and developing the re
sources of the county. There is
plenty of room and opportunity in
Mille Lacs county for hundreds of
new settlers.
ence in both. In Wisconsin, says
Mr. Warner, the co-operative cream
eries employ 'men to gather up the
cream and they find that this pays for Counties Can Levy Only Two ilills for
the reason that no stale stuff comes to
the butter factories. The cream is
every other day in the gathered every other day
winter and every day in the summer.
Thus nothing but high-grade butter
can possibly be the result, and this
butter fetches a price in the eastern
markets of two or three cents per
pound above that which the product
would bring were all sorts and condi
tions of cream used in its manu
facture. The difference in the price
obtained, says Mr. Warner, pays the
salaries of the cream gatherers and
leaves a little to spare. This system
would probably be worthy the con
sideration of the board of directors of
the Princeton Co-operative creamery.
There is no disputing the fact that
fresh cream makes the best butter,
but the average farmer does not haul
the product to the creamery until he
has a can full. Of course there are
RoadsTowns Can Levy Ten
Mills for Same Purpose.
Supervisors Can Also Assess Ten Mills
for Roads and Bridges Which
flay be Paid in Labor.
Here in Mille Lacs county too much
dependence is placed in the county
commissioners for assistance in road
improvement. Until 1907 -a one mill
tax was all that could be levied for
county road and bridge purposes: in
1907 the law was amended and a maxi
mum levy of two mills was authorized.
A two mill levy produces a revenue
of about $4,500 in this county. That
is a small amount to scatter over the
entire county. Of late years a large
share of the county road and bridge
fund has been expended in the north
end of the county and rightly so, for
there is where assistance was most
The Union wishes to call particular
attention to the fact that the people of
the towns have it within their power
to levy road taxes to the amount of
two per cent of their real and per
sonal property valuation annually
10 mills can be voted at town meet
ing and supervisors may assess 10
mills more of a road tax. The tax
voted at town meeting must be paid
in money, but the tax levied by the
supervisors may be either commuted
in labor or paid in money, and in
the case of non-resident land owners
must of necessity be paid in money.
We find that the road and bridge
taxes for 1908the 1909 taxes have
not yet been extendedin the several
towns are as follows: East Side,
4 2-10 mills Isle Harbor, 3 2-10
mills Kathio, 5 mills Onamia, 3 9-10
mills South Harbor, 3 2-10 mills
Bogus Brook, 7 4-10 mills Borg
holm, 4 5-10 mills Greenbush, 4 8-10
mills Hayland, 4 2-10 mills Milo 9
5-10 mills Milaca, 9-10 mills Page,
4 6-10 mills Princeton 5 8-10. Milo
was the only town in the county that
came near the limit, and Milo has
more miles of good roads than any
other,town. We have not ascertained
the amounts levied in each town by
the supervisors.
The point we are attempting to make
is this: A town can levy virtually 20
mills for roads and bridges, every
dollar of which is expended under the
direction of town authorities, while
the county commissioners are limited
to two mills.
We should think it would be good
policy for the towns in the north end
of the county especially, where so
much land is held by non-residents at
speculative prices, to vote every dol
lar of road tax that the law will per
mit and expend the same honestly and
intelligently in getting better high
ways. The settlers can work out the
tax assessed by the supervisors while
the non-resident land-owners will be
obliged to pay in cash or hire a set
tler to work out the tax.
The unorganized towns that were
formerly attached to Princeton are
now attached to the towns of Onamia,
Isle Harbor and other organized
towns north of Milaca. Why not act
upon the Union's suggestion and
levy sufficient road taxes to materially
improve the highways in each of the
Why not give the non-resi-
dents who value their lands at fancy
prices an opportunity to assist in
improving old roads and opening
new ones'J
Norton Libel Case Argued.
On Tuesday the state supreme court
heard arguments in the case of the
State of Minnesota vs. T. F. Norton,
who formerly published the Mille
Lacs Pioneer at Onamia. Norton
was indicted for publishing an art^le
libeling K. H. Burrell, at that time
treasurer of Mille Lacs county, but
now of Beach, N. D. Defendant at
first pleaded not guilty but thereafter
demurred to the complaint and had
the case certified to the supreme court
to determine whether the article was
libelous per se. E. L. McMillan rep
resented the state in the argument be
fore the supreme court while Geo. W.
Stewart of St. Cloud represented
Richard O. Guderian and Miss
Louise JKanitz were married in the
German Lutheran church on Sunday
at 2 o'clock by Rev. George Stamm,
and following the ceremony a recep
tion was given at the home of the
bride's mother in Princeton town
ship. A bounteous supper was pro
vided and many friends of the bride
and groom were present to extend
congratulations. Mr. and Mrs.
Guderian received many pretty tokens
of esteem.
Local Football Team is Skunked by
the Elk River Eleven in a Hot
4 and Strenuous Onset.
Pice" Anderson Proves a Whirlwind
land His Agility Results In a
Defeat for Princeton.
If we only had a half tone cut of a
tall, lanky youth, with light hair and game Saturday,
innocent blue eyes, we would print the
same and put underneath this inscrip
tion, "Pike Anderson, he did it."
Grammatically this would be incorrect
but in football talk it would tell the
whole story of the football game be
tween the Elk River and Princeton
high school teams, played on the Elk
River grounds last Saturday.
"Pike" it was,* fleet of foot as an
Indian, wiggly and twisty on his feet
as a bad case of delirium tremens,
who did the bulk of the work in the
game and skillfully engineered his
teammates to a decisive victory over
the Princeton bovs. He scored both
touchdowns after long dashes down
the field and booted a field goal in the
second half, besides being the main
stumbling block over which the
Princeton defense was tripped up.
Had this "Pike" only been conspicu
ous by his absence the story would
have been altogether different. The
other Elk River backs could do
nothing with the stubborn Princeton
defense, "Pike" being the only con
sistent ground gainer on the team.
Elk River's quarter was exceptionally
good on returning punts, often elud
ing the Princeton ends for long re
The game was called at 2:30. Roos
won the toss and kicked off to Elk
River's 20-yard line. After about
ten minutes of tussling, back and
forth in the center of the field, the Elk
River offense gradually worked the
ball down to Princeton's 10-yard line.
Roos booted out of danger once but
on the second attack his kick was
partly blocked and in the general
fumble and mixup that followed,
Shaw secured the ball back of his
own goal line and Referee McBride
ca%d it a safety. Score, Elk River
2, Princeton, 0. The first half was
nearly over, without further scoring
on either side, when the aforesaid
"Pike" grabbed a forward pass and
ran about 45 yards for a touchdown.
Score, Elk River 7, Princeton 0.
In the second half Princeton came
back strong and it looked as if they
would even the score up in short
order, but an unlucky fumble gave
Elk Rivei the ball on their own 5-
yard line and they immediately booted
it out of danger. The play see-sawed
back and forth in the center of the
field for a few minutes and then Mr.
'Pike' kicked a drop kick from
Princeton's 30-yard line, the ball
sailing full and fair between the
Princeton goal posts Score, Elk
River 10, Princeton 0. Elk River's
second touchdown came just
close of the second half, time being
actually out just after the play, that
resulted in the touchdown, had
started. Once more it was "Pike,"
who ran 50 yards for a touchdown,
with half of the Princeton team at his
heels, but none of them fleet enough
to overtake the light haired youth.
Anderson kicked goal. Final score
Elk River 16, Princeton 0.
The Princeton boys fought a
stubborn battle throughout the whole
game and showed their gameness in
the face of defeat and with the long
end of the score tucked safely under
the other fellow's wing. They did
not show the dash and spirit that they
showed in the Anoka and Monticello
games and it looked as if the whole
team had suffered a bad slump,
topped off with a touch of over-con
The Princeton team plays the fast
East Side high school team of Min
neapolis on the coming Saturday at
the Princeton fair grounds, and the
team has vowed vengeance and
offered the proper sacrifices to the
football gods, that the screaming
eagle of victory may perch upon their
banner next Saturday. To win this
game means a whole lot for high
school athletics and a good turn
of local football rooters would great
ly aid the team to make a good show-*
ing against the fast East Siders.
Elk River plays a return game here
November 13. Oh, you, Arabella, just
wait 'till then!
Killed in Football Games
Last Saturday was the worst day in
many years as far as the casualities
in football games were concerned. It
brought no less than three deaths due
directly to injuries sustained in the
game, and serious, possibly fatal, in
uries to three other players. Besides
this there were scores or even
hundreds of minor accidents and in
juries the country over.
The most notable of the fatalities
was that of Cadet Eugene A. Byrne of
Buffalo, N. Y., a fourth year man at
the United States military academy
at West Point, who died Sunday
Michael Burke, 21 years old, of
Shenandoah, Pa., died on Sunday
from injuries received in a football
Burke, who was a
member of the junior class of the
Medico-Chirurgical college, received
a blow on the head in attempting to
tackle one of the opposing players.
After the play he was found insensible
on the field and died without regain
ing consciousness.
Roy Spybuck, 19 years old, Indian
football player of the second team of
the Haskell Indian institute 'at Law
rence, Kan., died on Sunday night as
a result of injuries in a game at Buck
ner, Mo., Saturday.
Yeomen Lodge Gives Enjoyable Entertain
ment at Odd Fellows' Hali
The local Yeomen lodge gave a very
entertaining Hallowe'en frolic at the
Odd Fellows' hall on Friday evening
and a goodly number attended. A
program of music, recitations, etc.,
comprised the first part of the enter
tainment and a dance followed.
A fancy drill by the Yeomen team,
in which the members were costumed
as hobgoblins, was the first number
and the various maneuvers were finely
executed. This was followed by
a vocal solo excellently rendered by
Miss Marguerite Byers. Two well
rendered recitationsone by Fay
Young and the other by Georgia
Leatherscame next, and Sylvia
Miller executed a pretty piano solo.
Vivian Starff then recited a piece in a
praiseworthy manner and Mrs. C. A.
Caley, in her usual fine style, render
ed a vocal solo. A violin solo,
splendidly executed by Mr. Koons of
Minneapolis, concluded this part of
the program. Miss Aimee Woodcock
was the accompanist.
The dance which followed was par
ticipated in by the majority of those
present and all appeared to thorough
ly enjoy themselves. Refreshments
were served in the shape of ice cream,
cake and coffee at 11 o'clock.
County Commissioners.
The board of county commissioners
met on Tuesday morning and con
cluded its business upon the same
day. All members were in attendance.
A petition was read from the peti
tioners on ditch No. 8, praying that
the board reconsider its action at the
previous meeting whereby D. G.
Wilkes was disqualified from serving
as a viewer on said ditch and T. E.
Potts appointed in his place. The
board refused to reconsider the
Two petitions were presented asking
that the boundary linesrangeschool of
districts 18 and 33 be changed so as to
al of township 41 25 in
at the
each district. After a short dis
cussion the matter was laid over for
further consideration.
O. N. Peterson of Wahkon was
granted a license to sell intoxicating
liquors at that place.
The Great Northern Railroad com
pany asked that it be allowed an addi
tional sum of $61 for putting in two
railroad crossings on state highway
No. 2,'claiming that the original esti
mate of $214.18, which was submitted
to the board of commissioners and
paid by the county, was too low.
Commissioners Cater, Dalchow and
Uglem were appointed a committee to
make investigation with the view of
effecting a settlement.
The petition of S. A. Johnson for
the transfer to him of the liquor li
cense held by Wm. McHale at Wahkon
was, for the second time, laid over.
After auditing a number of bills the
board adjourned to meet again on
Tuesday, December 7.
Death of Hans Anderson.
Hans Anderson of Orrock died at
the Northwestern hospital on
Wednesday night of last week from
blood poisoning. The patient was
taken to the hospital by his physician,
Dr. Caley, the same evening upon
which he died. Mr. Anderson was 52
years of age and is survived by a
wife and seven children. Funeral ser-
vices were held in the Norwegian
Lutheran church at Orrock on Sunday
Returns to Soldiers' Home.
John Bursley returned to the state
soldiers' home on Monday. He had
been in Santiago for several weeks in
consequence of the sickness of his
wife, who was suffering from acute
bronchitis. Mrs. Bursley has suffi
ciently recovered to be able to attend
to her household duties.
Hobbledehoys Go Out in Force and
Wantonly Destroy Property in
Village on Hallowe'en.
Special Police Should be Employed
Upon Such Occasions to Arrest
Violators of the Law.
The usual pranks were perpetrated
in Princeton on Saturday night and
in some instances they partook of the
nature of property destruction. It
must be expected that the boysand
girls, toowill have their fun on
Hallowe'en, but there is no excuse for
the destruction of property. There
was one instance in particular, that
of Mrs. Samuel Clark, a poor old
lady who has to earn her living by
washing and doing other menial
work. A horde of hoodlums entered
her yard, overturned outhouses and
committed other depredations which
will cost her a considerable sum to
place in order again. Many other
outbuildings, in town were also
smashed up by this gang of hood
The school house yard was filled
with buggies, wagons, road scrapers
and other things which the marauders
removed from the premises of people
about town, but this was in most
instances taken as a jokeno damage
was done to the property.
Every year on Hallowe'en night a
few special police should be engaged
and where property is destroyedas
was the case on Saturdaythe depre
dators should be arrested and they or
their parents compelled to pay for the
damage incurred. It's high time that
Hallowe'en were celebrated in a
different manner. Tuesday's Elections.
Complete returns on the vote for
mayor of New York show the follow
ing: Gaynor, democrat, 250,678
Barnard, republican fusion, 177,662
Hearst, civic alliance, 153,843.
Gaynor's plurality 72,016.
The pluralities of the fusion candi
dates, aside from mayor, were: W.
A. Prendergast, controller, 74,559
John P. Mitchell, president board of
aldermen, 71,031.
In the boroughs the complete vote
shows the following pluralities for
the fusion candidates for borough
president: Manhattan, George Mc
Aneny, 25,051 Bronx, C. C. Miller,
3,091 Brooklyn, A. E. Steers, 26,282
Richmond, George Cromwell, 332
Queens, Lawrence Gresser (Ind.),
The forces of fusion will be in
practical control of New York city's
government aftter Jan. 1 next, al
though the democratic candidate for
mayor, William J. Gaynor, was
elected to that office by a plurality of
approximiately 72,000 votes. With the
exception of mayor, the fusion sweep
was complete. Not another demo
cratic candidate on city or county
tickets were successful.
The fusion forces, by electing their
candidates for controller and presi
dent of the board of aldermen, to
gether with the victory of fusion and
anti-Tammany candidates of the
presidencies of all five boroughs,
will give the opposition to Tammany
thirteen of the sixteen votes in the
important board of estimate. This
board will have in its hands during
its term of office the expenditure of
practically $1,000,000,000.
Two alternative plans of municipal
government were voted on by the
citizens of Boston and plan No. 2 was
adopted by a majority of 3,000 in a
total vote of 74,000. Under the new
system, the mayor will be nominated
by petition of 5,000 voters and elected
for a term of four years, with a
chance, should he prove unworthy,
of being recalled at the end of two
years. There will be a city council of
nine members, the terms of three of
the members expiring every year.
In New Jersey the republicans held
their own in the leigslature, gaining
three votes in the senate to offset a
loss Of three seats in the lower house.
P. H. McCarthy, the union labor
candidate for mayor, was elected in
San Francisco, and Francis J. Heney
was defeated by Chas. M. Fickert for
public prosecutor.
The republicans of Nebraska elected
their three candidates to the supreme
bench, making that court solidly re
Tom Johnson was defeated for
mayor of Cleveland by Herman C.
Creamery Prosperous.
The Princeton Co-operative cream
ery manufactured 37 tubs of butter for
the week ending Monday. Thirty-two
tubs were shipped. For the corre
sponding week last year 24 tubs were*
turned out The creamery has noir
over *L400 in the treasury.
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