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SCHOOL FIELD MEET Big Crowd Gathered at Fair Grounds Last Friday to Witness the Many Athletic Contests. In Consequence of Inclement Weather Girls' Ball Game Was Post- poned to Saturday Next. Prof. Marshall and his band of high school atheletes can be given considerable credit, first, for devising a scheme to convert the energy usually wasted in class fights into energy and skill which can be used for money-making purposes, and second, for the clean manner in which the field meet was pulled off. No evidence of wrangling was manifested throughout the whole event and the stunts pulled off were, any one of them, worth the price of admission. To imagine a more disagreeable day than last Friday for an outdoor field meet would employ all the crafti ness of a genius, and it would not have been in the least surprising had there not been a dozen rooters at the iair grounds. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, however, the loyal rooters thronged to the field of battle by the hundred and when the gatekeeper finally got a chance to count the cash, he found that the P. H. S. Athletic association was thirty four dollars and ninety cents richer than it was before he took his seat at the gate. The members of the high school, boys and girls, had been formed into clubs, one club being captained by Lisle Jesmer and the other by Harold Caley. A great deal of spirit had been aroused and the most promising athletes had put themselves in good condition for the event. Several of the local chauffeurs sped their autos around the track for preliminaries and the real fun began In the pole vaulting contest Archie Hull, Jess Angstman and Chas. Um behocker took the three prizes for the Jesmer club. They were opposed by Lawrence Angstman and William Roos for the Caley club, but these two failed to equal their opponents. In the girls' tug of war the Jesmer club also carried off the honors after a pretty contest of strength. The girls jumping contest ended with the first place being taken by Mae Marvin and third place by Emma Rosin, both for the Caley club, while Clara Rosin won second for the Jesmer club. The boxing match between Henry Shockley and Wallie Berg resulted in a victory for Berg and the Caley club. Clyde Robideau and Archie Hull took first and second respectively in the 100-yard dash, while Herbert Fisher took third for the Caley club. The wrestling match between Jess Angstman and William Roos was a contest of science and strength and resulted in a victory for Angstman after ten minutes of fast work In the girls' bicycle race Mae Marvin took first and Beth Fox second for the Caley. club, while Kathryne Wold took third for the Jesmer club. In the boys' standing broad jump Clyde Robideau and Chas. Umbe^ hocker took first and second respec tively for the Jesmer club, while Roos took third for the Caley club. The severe chilliness of the weather permitted of only one inning of the girls' baseball game, and this resulted in a victory for Jesmer's girls by a score of 4 to 3. The game will be finished next Saturday as a prelimi nary for the ball game between the Princeton and Mora high school teams at the fair grounds. Sheriff Shockley and Frank Gould ing judged the contests and declared the Jesmer club the winner. Entertainment at Assembly Hall As a fitting close to the days' pro gram the High School Athletic associ ation gave a literary and musical en tertainment in the evening at the as sembly hall which was much appreci ated by the audience. The program was one of the best ever presented by the associationevery number was rendered in excellent manner. The high school orchestra, under the directorship of Miss Smith, added much to the attractiveness of the en tertainment. This orchestra is mak ing remarkable progress and bids fair to become one of the best in the state. The Athletic association is deserv ing of generous patronage for it is doing much toward furnishing the community with first-class amusement features. Cream a Reliable Crop Always. Princeton business men are begin ning to awaken to the importance of the dairy business and hope to induce the farmers to diversify their potato raising by adding more cream pro duction. The cream business is nob subject to the uncertainties of any other line of farm production and a orop failure in a dairy section is un known.Milaca Times. Princeton business men have al ready awakened to the importance of the dairy business. Two years ago they subscribed $1,500 in cash to assist the farmers in getting a co operative creamery. The creamery has been built and is successfully operated, but it could profitably handle twice or thrice the amount of cream it receives. The business men of Princeton have done their share it is up to the farmers. The farmers own and operate the creameryno business man owns a dollar of its stockand it rests with them. There is no neater or better equipped creamery in the state than that of the" Farmers' Co-operative creamery in Princeton. The low prices for pota toes this spring will prove a blessing in disguise by giving a fresh impetus to cream production in the territory tributary to Princeton. More Trouble at the Lake D. G. Wilkes and T. D. Anderson were here yesterday in consultation with County Attorney Ross and E. L. McMillan regarding the conduct of O. A. Ladeen, who is alleged to have dis charged a shotgun at these gentlemen while they were performing their duty. It appears from Mr. Wilkes' state ment that he, Anderson and Brodeen were engaged in opening up a road which was laid out several years ago and that it was necessary to remove a fence which Ladeen had built in order to do so. Ed. Kaliher was asked by Mr. Wilkes to remove this fence and while so employed Ladeen's son appeared with a shotgun and threatened to shoot him. Mr. Kaliher, however, prevailed upon him to take the gun into the house and he proceeded with his work of tearing down the fence. Later Mrs. Ladeen appeared and went to the house for the shotgun. Upon her return she, too, threatened to shoot Kaliher, but he took the gun away from her. Later he returned it. Ladeen was the last to reach the scene. He had been away from the house. At this time Messrs. Wilkes, Anderson and Brodeen were near the place with the grader and Ladeen proceeded to the house and brought forth the gun. He swore at the roadmakers and, taking aim, dis charged the firearm, the shot striking the ground a few feet in front of Mr. Wilkes. He (Ladeen) then returned to the house, placed another charge in the gun and shot at the men again. The second charge came .near striking Mr. Brodeen. The men then moved away and later Ladeen closed up the road by placing a pole across it. Messrs. Wilkes and Anderson se cured a warrant for Ladeen's arrest and Sheriff Shockley proceeded to South Harbor yesterday afternoon with Frank Goulding in his automo bile to bring Ladeen to Princeton. Ladeen was brought before Justice Norton this morning and charged with assault in the first degree. He waived examination and his bonds were fixed by Court Commissioner J. F. Petterson in $500 to appear at the next term of the district court. Coun ty Attorney Ross represented the state and Chas. A. Dickey the defendant. Sure Protection to Property. J. A Wetter of Greenbush, who is making such a success selling lightning rods in this section, was in town last week. He has an appliance that is a sure protection to property and life from the dangers of lightning, and in no instance has it been known to fail. The presence of iron and other minerals in this region is sup posed to attract lightning to some de gree, but Mr. Wetter has an instru mentality that dispenses with any risk from that source. Those who feel in terested should drop him a card and he will promptly supply valuable in formation free of charge. It is also of great advantage to deal with a home man, and a farmer, who could not afford to, and would not if he could, give you anything but a square deal.Milaca Times. Notice to the Public. En answer to the numerous requests by mail and otherwise from people too busy to go and have their picture taken on a Saturday I'll state that I shall be at my photo studio in Prince ton on Sunday, the 8th of May, ready to take pictures of those who find it inconvenient or impossible to come on a Saturday. Please take notice of this and come. 18-2tc Nelson, the Photographer. Going Oat of Business. R. D. Byers is offering his entire stock of shoes, rubbers, dress goods, laces, embroideries, outings and flannels at a large reduction. He has many good things that it will pay you to investigate.' PYTHIAN JECEPTION Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Chase Enter- tained by K. P. Lodge Previous to Leaving Princeton. Pretty nemento in Shape of Emblaz- oned Ring Presented by Hem- bers to Mr. Chase. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Chase were on Tuesday evening tendered a farewell reception by the Knights of Pythias and their wives at the Castle Hall. There were about forty persons present, who gathered to bid godspeed to these good people. Several of the lodge members made speeches ex pressing their regrets that Mr. and Mrs. Chase were about to leave Princeton, where they had lived for so many years and endeared themselves to the community. Thos. F. Scheen, in a neat speech, presented Mr. Chase, in behalf of the lodge, with a gold ling upon which was emblazoned the Pythian emblem, and, in a few words the veteran member feelingly responded, saying that it was with many regrets that he and his wife left Princeton, but his health demanded a changehe was on the verge of nervous prostration. Following the presentation ice cream and cake were served and the even ing's entertainment concluded with a card party. Mr. and Mrs. Chase left Princeton yesterday morning and many people were at the depot to bid them adieu. Mrs. Chase will visit in Anoka for a few weeks while her husband will look after his property in Minneapolis. They will then go to Saco, Maine, near where, on the sea coast, they have been tendered the use of a cottage for the summer by an old friend. The people of Princeton regret very much to see these good people leave, but hope that Mr. Chase's health will be restored and that some time they will again return tu this village. Greatest Copper Mine In the World Hampton's magazine for May con tains an interesting article entitled "Shall Alaska Become a 'Morgan- heim'Barony'." On page 641 is an illustration showing the camp of the McClellan party, which discovered the Bonanza copper mine, with fairly good pictures of eight of the party in cluding F. McClellan, Herbert Gates and Edward Gates. The great mine, worth millions of dollars, is now owned by the Morgan-Guggen heim syndicate, and by another year will be reached by the Copper River & Northwestern railroad. It is estimated that there is $6,000,- 000 worth of copper in sight at the Bonanza mine. The original discov erers of the mine parted with it for a mere fraction of its value, simply be cause they had not the means to de velop it. Mr. McClellan owned a one-tenth interest in it and Herbert and Edward Gates, S. G. Iverson and R. C. Dunn each owned a one-twen tieth interest. The Bonanza is the richest copper mine in the world. If the original owners could have held it and de veloped it they would have been all millionaires. Mr. McClellan is at present at the mine in charge of development work for the syndicate this is his second year there. It is estimated that the cost of constructing the railroad from the coast to the mine will exceed $20,000,000, which goes to prove the immense value of the copper deposit. Stand In With the Indians Bob King and Harry Shockley spent Sunday, according to their story, at Mille Lacs lake "fishing." They brought home a gunnysack filled with choice denizens of the deep, but a message from Mozomonie point imparts the information that they did not land a fishin fact they did not try to. The Indians, however, went forth upon the troubled waters and were not particular as to the species of fish they spearedIndians are not supposed to be conversant with the fish laws! Hence Bob and Harry came back with some of the finest fish on earth while the Indians had a lemon-extract celebration on the revenue obtained therefrom. The Oldest Mall Carrier. George W. Le Gros of Sandstone celebrated his 86th birthday anniver sary Sunday. The old gentleman is not only as spry as a man of 50, but is also rugged, hale and hearty, and capable of daily delivering the mail to the patrons on the route between Sandstone, Groningen and Banning, in which capacity he has served for the past twelve years. He is un doubtedly the oldest rural mail car rier in point of service as well as are Minnesota. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1910. 5-^-s^iA GETS BACKJTS OWN Isanti Commissioners Grant Petition Detaching Territory from the Township of Wyanett. Territory Affected Lies North of the Rum River and Was Originally Part of Spencer Brook. At a special session of the board of county commissioners of Isanti county held at Cambridge on the 20th inst., the petition of 28 legal voters of the towns of Wyanett and Spencer Brook, requesting that that portion of town 35, range 25, lying north of Rum river be detached from the town of Wyanett and attached to the town of Spencer Brook, was favorably acted upon. The territory detached from Wyanett is as follows: nw^ and vr*4 sw^ sec. 1 all of sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 n% ne3^ sec. 8 n% nw3^ and neM sec. 9 n%, nK swM and n% seM sec. 10 and n% sw^ sec. 11 nw sec. 12. In connection with the above the following resolution was unanimous ly adopted by the board: Whereas, that portion of township 35, north of range 25 west, Isanti county, Minnesota, belonging to the township of Wyanett, was on the 20th day of April, 1910, set off from said town of Wyanett and attached to the town of Spencer Brook, said county and state Therefore be it resolved, by the board of county commissioners, that all monies, funds and credits belong ing to the town of Wyanett, be divid ed ton the basis as follows, to-wit: 85 pei| cent to the town of Wyanett and 15 per cent to the town of Spencer Brook. In making this division, allowance is to be made for any indebtedness, if any, of said town of Wyanett, and the county auditor is hereby directed to ascertain from the town clerk of said town, the amount of money in the hands of the treasurer of said town, together with the indebtedness, up to and including April 20tb. 1910. That all taxes received and collect ed for said town for 1909, and prior years at the settlements in June" and November, 1910, be divided in the above proportions, and the county auditor is hereby authorized and directed to make the division as aforesaid and transfer and distribute the same to the respective towns, and df&*r his-warrants therefor. The action of the Isanti county com missioners simply gives Spencer Brook back its own. The territory set off from Wyanett and attached to Spencer Brook was originally a part of the latter town, but had been attached to Wyanett about 35 years ago. There was no bridge across the Rum at Spencer Brook in those days, and the people living in the fraction of town 35, range 25, (Spencer Brook,, lying north of the river thought it would be more convenient and advantageous to become identi fied with Wyanett township. Now that the Rum is to be spanned by a permanent bridge at Spencer Brook the river is no longer regarded as the natural northern boundary of Spencer Brook township. DAK Congress Closes Session The nineteenth continental congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution came to a close on Satur day at Washington, D. after hav ing been in session since Monday, April 17. In the second election, made necessary to complete the list of officers, Mrs. Sarah Kinney was chosen second vice president, defeat ing Mrs. Charles H. Deere of Illinois by a majority of fifty votes. The tenth vice president general elected was Mrs. Anna Caroline Benning of Georgia, who was given a plurality over Mrs. Charles Russell Davis of Minnesota of 87 votes. Mrs. Chas. Keith of Princeton was a delegate to the convenion from Greysolon Du Lhut chapter of Duluth. Anoka Dam Proposition Defeated At the special election held in Anoka last week the proposition to bond the city for the purpose of build ing a dam to furnish water power on the Rum river was defeated by 539 to 284. Nowadays people do a whole lot of thinking before voting to saddle an indebtedness upon themselves and their children. Probably the dam scheme at Anoka was all right and might have resulted in great good to the city, but as a general rule it is a safe proposition to keep out of debt no matter whether that rule is applied to an individual or a municipality. The Best People on Earth. "Gossip," alias Old Pease, in the Anoka Union pays this tribute to the Irish settlers of Anoka countya tribute that is well merited: "Feel ings of deep Borrow encompasses me when I realize how busily the hand of death has been but a few years back, among the old Irish families in Anoka county, the splendid manhood and womanhood who raised big i3 ,3f t families and contributed so much to the prosperity of this section. The younger generation or most of them have drifted to other parts, to make their fortune and name out in the world. Rapidly recalling some of the old families, either wives or husbands or both, I mention the Wards, the Colemans, Sullivans, Scullys, Lees, Martins, Kellys, Tigues, Manleys, Gallaghers, Mahoneys, Stacks, Dailys, McCauleys. Shannons, Mc Donalds, Murpbys, Corrigans, Greens, Caseys, Tierneys, Hoolihans, Ryans and others. They were a sturdy lot, these fine old Irish gentle men and ladies. They were patriots every one of 'em while ever holding the old sod in loyal remembrance, still America was their adopted country, and became their own. They made good fathers and mothers and their children may well rise with one accord and call them blessed. There is the consolation that the majority lived to a ripe old age, acting well their part through life." Will the State Appropriation be Utilized? Next Wednesday afternoon it is ex pected that there will be a large attendance of the supervisors of the several towns of the county at the commissioners' meeting to discuss road matters. As pointed out in the Union three weeks ago, the state has appropriated $3,800 for roads in Mille Lacs county, but it requires an ex penditure of $7,600 on the part of the county to make the state appropria tion available, in other words the state will pay only one-third of the expense in improving any road and the county must furnish the other two thirds. The county road and bridge fund is already overdrawn to the ex tent of $8,000. The towns must furnish the necessary means if the state appropriation is utilized. Through apathy or indifference the county has already lost $4,200 of state road money that it might as well have had as not, and if the $3,800 referred to is lost it will be a long time in the future before the state highway com mission will make another appropria tion for the improvement of roads in Mille Lacs county. Rural Routes Liable to be Discontinued A government agent will be here soon to inspect the five rural route roads radiating from Princeton, and the probabilities are that if some of the roads are not improved several of the rural routes will be discontinued. The roads on rural route No. 4, in both Mille Lacs and Isanti counties, are in a deplorable condition, caused largely by farmers plowing up the roads. If that route is discontinued the people who live along the route will be solely to blame. The town ship authorities are also derelict in their duty in permitting the roads to be torn up. Once a rural free de livery route is discontinued it will be no easy matter to have it re-estab lished. Mrs J. W. Goulding Breaks Leg On Thursday, between 5 and 6 p. m., Mrs. John W. Goulding sus tained a fracture of the right leg above the knee. Mrs. Goulding was taking some kindling into the house to start a fire when she slipped and fell. She found herself unable to rise and" called for help. After being carried to the house Dr. Caley was summoned and reduced the fracture. Notwithstanding Mrs. Goulding's age65 yearsshe is progressing fairly well toward recovery. Adopts Commission Plan. By a vote of 965 to 671 Mankato on Tuesday, at a special election, adopt ed a charter based upon the commis sion form of city government. Man kato is the first city in Minnesota to adopt this form of government. The commission will be composed of a mayor, who'will be paid $900 a year, and four councilmen, elected at large, who will each receive $600 a year. The election of these officers will take place in thirty days from April 26, when all the present officials will retire. Dr Cooney Improving The i on is pleased to be able to inform its readers that Dr. Cooney is fast recovering from his illnessthat he has passed the critical period in the ailment. From day to day he is improving and his many friends will welcome the good news. Dr. Caley is attending Dr. Cooney and also caring for the patients at the North western hospital. Tonne Natlye Horses. Another lot of fine young native horses, strong and sound, suitable for farm purposes, has been received at my barn. They weigh from 1,100 to 1,700 pounds. At the rate they are selling they will not last long, so persons looking for first-class horse flesh should lose no time in calling at the barn. Aulger Rinesf VOLUME XXXIY. NO. 18 SCHARLAU-JAENICKE Otto J. Scharlau and Miss Minnie Jaenicke Married at Home of the Bride's Parents. rir. and ITrs. Scharlau Left Yesterday for Lombard, III., Where They Will Make Their Home. Otto J. Scharlau of Lombard, Du Page county, 111., and Miss Minnie Jaenicke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Jaenicke, were married at high noon on Tuesday at the home of the bride's parents in the town of Princeton. Rev. O. A. Strauch con ducted the ceremonials. The bridesmaid was Miss Meta Scharlau, sister of the groom, and the groomsman Richard Jaenicke, brother of the bride. A gown of white silk trimmed with lace was worn by the bride while the bridesmaid was dressed in a cream colored material. The flowers car ried were roses and carnations. It was a happy gathering indeed which sat down to the wedding dinner in the flower-bedecked dining room of the Jaenicke home following the nuptialsrelatives and neighbors to the number of fifty or more. And then there were the presents, of which the bride and groom received a large number. Mr. and Mrs. Scharlau left yester day for Lombard, 111., where they ex pect to make their home, taking with them the best wishes of their many friends. Among those who were in atten dance from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Kutz and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stein hardt, all of Chaska. Next Saturday's Ball Games. Next Saturday, at the fair grounds, Princeton, the Mora high school and the Princeton high school teams will cross bats for the first and last time this season. Neither team has yet been defeated and both are bent on winning this game because the losers, whoever they may be. will not have a chance to retaliate in a return game. Beyond all doubt the game will be first class in every particular and your attendance will be appreciated by the Princeton High School Athletic association. Two teams, represent ing the fairer sex of the Princeton high school, have been organized and they will present a preliminary con test of 5 innings. A girl ball team is something new for Princeton and this game alone will be a treat for the on lookers. The girls' game will begin at 1:30 p. m. sharp and the high school game will commence at 2:30. One admission only will be charged for both games: Adults, 25 cents: children 15 cents. Remember the date, Saturday, April 30, and the place, fair grounds, Princeton. Miss Selina Bark Dead. Sehna, daughter of William Burk, died at the home of her father in the town of Princeton on Monday from tuberculosis, aged 18 years. She had suffered from the disease for a year and a half and throughout her sick ness had borne her troubles with much patience. She was a bright, sunny natured young lady who will be greatly missed in the community. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Levings in St. Edward's church, Princeton, yesterday morning at 9 o'clock and many were those who followed the remains of Miss Burk to their last resting place in the Catholic cemetery. The respect in which she was held was manifested by the many beautiful floral offerings. Miss Burk leaves a father, four brothers and four sisters. Her mother died about four years ago. Mark Twain Dead. Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) died at his country home at Redding, Conn., at 6:30 o'clock on the evening of April 21, from angina pectoris, a paroxysm of the chest. He was 75 years of age. Mark Twain was one of the world's greatest humorists and, according to his publishers, Harper & Brothers, he received more per word for his stories and higher royal ties from them than any living author. He was worth at the time of his death about $1,000,000. Senior Class Honors The honors for the senior class have been awarded as follows: Lisle Jesmer, first, with an average stand ing of 89.4 during the entire four years' course Effa Reichard, second, average standing of 89.06, and Hilde garde Erstad, third, average standing 88.6. There are 19 members in the class, and it is to be noticed in this connection that Hildegarde Erstad has completed the course in three years. 18