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SOCIAL ISA SUCCESS Band Benefit Social Given by Mes- dames Caley and Petterson Proves Great Attraction. Boys Give a Splendid Concert and Are Well Deserving of the Pat- ronage Accorded them The appreciation of the efforts of Princeton's brass band was fully manifested by the residents on Fri day evening at the benefit concert and social given by Mrs. T. H. Caley and Mrs. S. S. Pettersonevery one who could possibly attend seemed to be there. People thronged the lawn, the porches and the interior of the Caley residence. Japanese lanterns were suspended from branches of the trees and arranged betwixt the electric bulbs on the porch, and the combina tion of lights and shadows trans formed the grounds into a veritable fairyland. Here and there on the lawn were placed tables and chairs for the accommodation of the visitors. As a preliminary to the concert the band discoursed several pieces at the First National bank corner and from there proceeded to the Caley resi dence, where it enlivened the proceed ings with selections, played in an ad mirable manner, throughout the evening. The rapidity with which this young organization has advanced is truly remarkablethe boys handle their horns like old-timers. Admitting their instructor, Prof. Heinzelmann, to be a first-class teacher, still, with out pronounced musical ability it would have been impossible to bring them to such a degree of perfection in so short a period of time. Everyone should encourage these young men in their effortsat least give them the praise which is due them for their achievements. It kept many ladies busy waiting upon the multitude with ice cream, cake, coffee and other refreshments but everyone received attentionthere was plenty of good things for all. Other features of the entertainment were an impromptu dance in the ca pacious basement of the residence, card-playing and an "Egyptian" fortune teller in a tent on the lawn. The latter created much amusement during the evening and "stung" a large number of visitors although she told the truth. The amount realized from the sale of admission tickets and the fortune teller's receipts aggregated $53, and the band boys are well entitled to it. Save tlie Lorn Stalks. Besides suggesting to farmers the importance of saving their straw this fall, the people at university farm also urge the importance of savmg all corn stalks, to accompany the straw as a winter roughage, thus making a saving in hay, the scarcity of which necessitates the greatest economy in its use. It is believed that the 1910 hay crop all over the west is much behind the usual ten-year average, and tnat nest winter will de velop prices at which farmers will think they can better afford to sell their hay, and feed the cheaper rough age, than to feed hay to stock. On this point, however, it will be well for the farmer to be very sure that he has a sufficiency of other fodder before parting with his hay to the detriment of his stock. With the use of corn binders the saving of fodder is not a difficult matter. If the farmer has not enough stock to consume his entire acreage of fodder he will find other farmers who are without enough, and who have stock which it will be prof itable to buy to use what surplus fodder is stored from the corn fields. Save the corn fodder' The Goat Story, Continued. The goat has disappeared from its moorings, together with the log chain by which it was anchored, and Dennis threatens to sue Mike for the value of the animal. Mike declares that Den nis stole the goat in the dark of the moon when the cry of the banshee from the swamps drowned its bleat mgs and made the kidnapping pos sible and, in the name of all the saints on the calendar, swears that he will have "vingeance"at least to the extent of suing Dennis for the amount which the log chain cost him. The Union has been doing its utmost to bring about a reconciliation between these two jovial old Irishmen but with out successthey have donned their war bonnets and the "divil" himself could not change their purpose. They refused even to believe the following statement of facts which to us seems to fully explain the goat's alleged ab duction: A farmer driving into town on Tuesday night from the direction of Santiago passed on the way a white object which was struggling along the highway rattling a heavy chain. The horses became frightened and started off at a lively clip so that the driver was unable to get a good view of the beast. "The chain sounded un canny to me,1' said he "I felt creepy and called up in my mind the stories I have heard about Satan* roving around rattling a chain. Still I am not superstitious, and now you tell me Dennis' goat is missing I feel perfect ly safe in saying that was the beast which scared my horses." As the goat was reared in Santiago it is reasonable to believe that the treat ment which Mike accorded it decided the poor beast to return to its home at the first opportunity presented for its escape. Public School Teachers The Princeton public school will open on Monday, September 5, with the following corps of teachers: SuperintendentJ. C. Marshall, Princeton. Principal of high schoolSophia Stroeter, Princeton. High schoolElsie Hull, White Bear Delia Yancey, Grand Rapids Frances Yates, St. Paul. Eighth gradeMargaret I. King, Princeton Ruth Lundsten, Delano. Seventh gradeAmy Anderson and Leohne Gardner, Atwater. Sixth gradeEleanor Stevens, Med ford. Fifth gradeOpha Waters, Fergus Falls: Jennie Whiting, Princeton. Fourth gradeFrances Pollard, Robbinsdale. Third gradeEthel Russ, Robbins dale. Second gradeFlossie Davis, Del ano. Primary first gradeMary S. Huse, Princeton. Primer gradeEvelyn L. Tomp kins, Robbinsdale. Brickton schoolRuth Hayden and Naomi Johnson, Elk River. How's This for a Grain Yield? Fred Eggert, who lives about four miles north of the village, has suc ceeded in raising excellent crops of various varieties of grain this year. Here is the tale which the threshing machine tells: Grain, per acre winter wheat, 54 bushels spring wheat, 26 bushels rye, 24 bushels Bonanza oats, 63 bushels: Khersen oats, 22 bushels. Joseph Beer of Greenbush has also had great success with his wheat, which is of the Bluestem variety. He brought a bunch of heads to the Union office yesterday which he in tends to exhibit at the county fair. The heads were large and well filled and the straw 48 inches in length. Mr. Beer planted 18 acres of this variety of wheat and upon four acres the straw, he says, will average four feet in length. He expects the yield to average over 20 bushels to the acre. Val Sausser's Annual Corn Roast Val Sausser gave his annual corn roast on Sunday and about forty of his former neighbors were in atten dance. Everyone carried a basket of provisions to the picnic and Jim Hartman was selected as corn roaster. He proved to be a first-class roaster, otherwise he would probably have been roasted himself. It took five bushels of ears to satisfy the appetites of the assembled guests in addition to the chicken pie and other good things. There are different ver sions of the number of ears which Mr. Hartman consumed, one person esti mating the total at 50 and another at five. Jim's figure, however, is two dozen, and this is probably nearer the mark. A jolly good time was passed and it could hardly be otherwise with such hospitable people as Mr. and Mrs. Val Sausser as entertainers. "Certificates" Seemingly Don Count. This talk about cutting the state tax levy in two on account of the large amount of cash in the state treasury is mere political bunkum. Every year lately the state has been obliged to borrow money and pay a good rate of interest for running ex penses. Moreover, did not the last legislature issue "Certificates of In debtedness" for two million dollars to build the new state prison? Before there is any talk of cutting down the taxes the state ought to stop borrow ing money for running expenses. Cutting the tax levy may be good political talk but it is not good busi ness sense.Fergus Falls Journal. The People Forget Easily. There seems to be a vociferous de termination to allow our Jake to re tire peacefully and decently from poli tics and yet Jake was for years the most persistent and resourceful friend the people of the state ever had. If he was candid with you he would tell you that was where he made a great mistake, if political preferment was the reward he sought, for the people helped the interesta to kill him off. Ortonville Herald-Star. GREATFOREST FIRES Holocaust Rages in Western States, Sacrificing flany Lives and De- stroy ing Much Properly. Forests and Towns Reduced to Ashes and Thousands of Persons Are Rendered Homeless. The disastrous forest fires raging in the west constitute the greatest calami ty which has ever overtaken the states involved. With every dispatch comes new tidings of the havoc which the fire is causing. Hundreds of lives have been sacrificed and many towns re duced to ashes. The range of the fires is said to extend over a territory of between 400 and 500 miles. At Buffalo Gulch, near Missoula, Montana, ii is reported that 400 fire fighters employed by the government forestry service have probacy per ished and that 300 have lost their lives in the Couer d'Alene district. The greater part of Wallace, Idaho, has been destroyed and many moun tain towns and mining camps have met a like fate. Regular army men, the militia and all persons available are fighting the fires, in some districts with good effect, while in others the flames are uncontrollable. Elk City, Idaho, was saved by the heroism of women, who fought the flames which threatened the town in cessantly and eventually prevented them from spreading. Telegraph and telephone lines are down and it is with difficulty that news from remote districts is obtained. Thus no accurate estimate of the num ber of fatalities can be arrived at. Railroad bridges have also been con sumed, which has greatly impeded travel. Spokane, Washington, is a ver itable hospital and place of refuge for the homeless. Refugees have flocked there from every quarter and the city is crowded. Portions of Montana, Idaho, Wash ington and British Columbia are ablaze. LaterA heavy ram is falling over a hundred square miles in Montana and Idaho and the forest fires are in eonsequence being extinguished. The loss of life is less than at first reported, many of the rangers said to have been burned having been heard from. House and Contents Scorched. Fire, supposedly originating from a leak in a kerosene stove, resulted in considerable damage to the house oc cupied by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Town send and the furniture therein on Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. Townsend were eating dinner at the time the fire started and their attention was attracted by a crackling sound coming from the direction of the summer kitchen. Mr. Townsend Jeft the table and hurried to the kitchen, where a kerosene stove had been left burning to heat water for dishwashing purposes. There he discovered everything ablazeburn ing kerosene covered a large portion of the floor. His first impulse was to pour water upon the fire, but upon second consideration he decided to endeavor to smother it with rugs and quilts. An alarm of fire was turned in and Mr. Townsend put forth his ut most efforts to extinguish the flames by means of the smothering process. This, however, proved futilethe fire refused to be put out and he was com pelled to relinquish the work. In the excitement Mr. Townsend missed his wife. He had conducted her from the kitchen when the fire started and, thinking she had returned, rushed back to the structure and narrowly es caped receiving serious injuries. Luckily he escaped with but a slight singeing of his beard and hair. Mrs. Townsend had gone upstairs to get to gether papers and other belongings which were valuable. The fire department arrived in quick time and turned a stream on the builidng and the chemical engine was brought into play, with the result that the front part of the building was saved although it sustained consider able damage. Much of Mr. Town send's furniture was ruined by fire water and rough handling in taking it from the building. No insurance was carried on the furniture but the building, which be longs to S. M. Byers of Long Beach, Cal., was insuredjn one of the com panies represened by G. A. Eaton for $1,000. The Prince of Sweden." On Friday evening, September 2, at Brands' opera house, will appear the Primrose Dramatic company in the celebrated play, "The Prince of Swe den. This play is spoken of in high praise by the press of the country, -v PRINCETON, MILLE LAGS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1910. THE WEEfS DEATHS Amos W. Kenfleld of This Village, Following a Brief Illness, is Called to the Beyond. Edward Pierson of Baldwin and Dr. H. B. Hixson of Cambridge An- swer God's Summons. A W. Kenfield breathed his last at 9:40 o'clock yesterday morning after being confined to his bed for a period of two weeks. About three months ago he was taken sick but recovered and it was thought he had regained his usual 'health. The disease which deprived him of lifecancer of the liverhad become too deeply rooted to be eradicated. He was 67 years of age Funeral services w^ill be conducted by Rev. Goodell of the Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence. Amos W. Kenfield was born in Belchertown, Mass., in October, 1843. He left his native state when a young man and engaged in business in New York. He had also lived in Wyom ing, Minneapolis and Chisago City From the latter place he came to Princeton in April, 1909, and rented the old Cater farm, wh*re he remained until his death. His vwife and two sons survived himone son lives in Minneapolis and the other in Massa chusetts. He ?\so leaves one sister, who resides at Belchertown, Mass. Mrs. Henry Newbert of Princeton is a sister of Mrs. Kenfield. Mr. Kenfield was a good and pro gressive citizen and was well liked by everyone who had _iade his acquain tance during his short residence in this village. He had planned to move nexb November into a cottage which he purchased from the late C. H. Chadbourne, and prior to his illness was engaged in making improvements to the property. It is to be regretted that Mr. Kenfield was not spared to enjoy a longer residence among the people who had begun to like and respect him. Edward Pierson Edward Piersun died at his home in the town of Baldwin at 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, August 23, aged 68 years Funeral services will be held at the family residence today and the inter ment will be in the Baldwin cemetery. Rev. D. A. Mase of Lakeland will conduct the services. Edward Pierson was born in Ver mont on May 22, 1842. He resided in Illinois and Wisconsin several years and then came to Minnesota. In 1876 he settled in Baldwin township, where he resided until called by death. He was married to Miss Jeannette Boyer at Northfield, Minn., on August 3, 1864. His wife and seven children survive him. The children are Ed ward Pierson, Idaho: Louis, Delbert and Jonathan, Baldwin Burton, Min neapolis William, Champlain and Mrs. H. Varney, Oregon Mr. Pierson was one of those stur dy, persevering men who materially assisted in making this part of the country what it is today. He was an honest, good-hearted man who commanded the respect of all his neighbors. Dr Hixson Dr. R. B. Hixson, a prominent practicing physician of Cambridge, was called by death in the prime of his young manhood on Monday even ing at 9 o'clock. He was 35 years of age and had been sick only a few days, or since the fire which destroyed his residence. At the time of his death he and his wife and family were residing at the home of Senator H. F. Barker in Cambridge. Dr. Cooney, who was called to see Dr. Hixson on Sunday night, says that death re sulted from an undiagnosed condition probably due to the inhalation of smoke and hot air at the fire. Funeral services will be held at the Barker residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment will be in the Union cemetery at Cambridge. Dr. Hixson is survived by his wife and three small children, two boys and a girl. His wife, to whom he was married on September 6, 1905, is a daughter of Senator Barker. She is also a niece of Robt. D. Byers of Princeton. Christian Church Anniversary Exercises The exercises in celebration of the anniversary dedication of the Christian church at Wyanett were attended by a large concourse of people from the surrounding country. Many from Princeton were present A. M. Davis' bus and another vehicle belonging to him con eyed about 50 people to the grove. Religious ser I vices of a very impressive nature were held and the musical numbers by Mrs. C. A. Caley, Mrs. Mary King, Miss Lila Severance and the choir were admirably rendered. A basket dinner was partaken of beneath the shade trees at 12:30 o'clock and everyone had plenty of good things to eat. The day was an ideal one for outdoor exercises and everyone enjoyed themselves. Rev. Frank Marshall, pastor of the Christian church, is very much pleased at the success which attended the exerciseshe is glad to know that his work is so much appreciated. State Fair Near at Hand. The Minnesota state fair is near at hand. It will open on Monday, Sep tember 5, and will continue through out that week. It comes at the end of the summer and at the beginning of the harvest season. It glorifies the great achievements of Minnesota in dustries and shows in the most graphic way possible the commanding position Minnesota holds in the prog ress of the nation. It tells you how Minnesota adds to the wealth and sustenance of the entire world. It demonstrates that in many fields of industry Minnesota leads, not only in America, but in the entire world. It is a story of progress, of energy, of proud accomplishment. It is a world's exposition in itself. These are a few of the hundreds of reasons why people should not miss the great Minnesota state fair. Its influence on the thought and indus tries of the people of the state, as well as of the country, is tremendous. In six days a careful survey of the thousands of wonderful features of the state fair gives more than months of university study. Not only does it display the achievements of the people here, bringing all branches of industry up to the minute, but it fore casts the golden promise of the imme diate future, showing that, in spite of the marvelous development, many greater things are to come. But this is only one phase of the great fair. The many forms of amusement make "fair week" seem like one grand, glorious holiday. When one has seen and admired the achievements of the state in agricul ture, horticulture, stock raising and mechanical invention, one can turn for lighter recreation to the won derful program of pleasure. There will be horse racing, aeroplane flights, automobile speeding, music, high-class vaudeville and fireworks, with the great educational historic spectacle "The Pageant of Nations," to cap the climax. The dates are September 5 to 10, inclusive. County Option Conference at Anoka Last Thursday a conference of the county optionists' committees of the 45th legislative district was held in Anoka, Hon. G. H. Wyman presiding. Each of the four counties of Anoka, Isanti, Mille Lacs and Sherburne was represented. The conference endorsed the following named individuals: For state senator, Hon. Daniel Anderson of Isanti county for representative, Hon. Andrew Davis of Sherburne county, Hon. G. H. Wyman of Anoka county, and R. C. Dunn of Mille Lacs county. As far as the latter is concerned the endorsement was unsought and unex pected, nevertheless the compliment paid him is highly appreciated and gratifying to Mr. Dunn. Methodist Experience Social. The Methodist experience social will be given on Wednesday evening, Aug ust 31, when the following program will be rendered: PianoDuet Ruth Bnggs and Mary Whitney Chorus, 'Now the Dayis Ending' Choir Recitation, "The Deceased Robert' Eva Ross Experiences Piano Solo,' Pas des Anphires" Addle Lundquist Song, "Little Sunbeams Gay' Little Tots Trained by Miss Verna Townsend and Mrs Hatcher Vocal Solo, "The Dewdrop Loves the Morn in8 Mrs Roadstrom Selection, Orchestra Herbert Anderson, Adon Wnitney, Norma Van Alstein Choir Directress Mrs A Caley Accompanists Mrs Ewing, Miss Lundquist Refreshments will be served after the program. All persons are ten dered a cordial invtation to be there. The A Picnic. In the pavilion at Green lake on Sunday the members of the M. B. A. lodge of Wyanett held their annual basket picnic. It was a jovial crowd that gathered there to enjoy the ex cellent program which had been ar ranged and there was not a hitch in the proceedings throughout. There were two ball games, foot races, a tug of war and other field sports, and some of the visitors went upon the lake fishing and rowing. The M. B. A. lodge is noted for the enjoyable picnics which it gives and the one on Sunday was no exception. HiSTORlCA (LI as TOLUME XXXIT. NO. 35 MAY BE J1EST EVER The Mille Lacs County Fair, From the Present Outlook, Promises to be an Excellent One. Despite Drouth Farmers Will Have Good Grain and Vegetables to Place on Exhibition. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 15, 16 and 17, as previous ly announced in the TJ i n, are the days upon which the Mille Lacs County Argicultural society will hold its annual fair and the grounds are being put in order for the event. The first day will be devoted to the entry and arranging of exhibits. Such im provements are being made as are necessary for this year's exposition, and next year a number of new struc tures will be erected and a general re modeling effected. It is proposed to make the grounds first-class in every respect for the fair of 1911. The premium list for the coming fair is now being printed at the Union office and will be ready for the secretary to mail within a few days. This list is as liberal as the board of directors could possibly make it, and includes some special premiums by individual firms. The program of sports is an excellent one and should not fail to prove attrac tive. Despite the drouth of this summer a good display of vegetables and grain is expected although fruit will be somewhat scarce. The live stock de partment will no doubt be up to the standard and the fancy exhibits good. All in all a first-class display is an ticipated. Choral Service at Church A choral service will be given at the Methodist church on Sunday even ing next, August 28, and a special program has been arranged for the occasion by Mrs. C. A. Caley. The program: Prelude Mrs Ewing Processional Onward Christian Soldiers"Cree' Hym Glon a 4 Apostles Prayerm Rev Goodell Anthe "Brightes tan Best Piano Solo Miss Verna Townsend Lesson from Old Testament Pastor Ben Haas Wins the match. Before a big house on Saturday night at the armory Ben Hass dis played his skill in the art of wrestling by throwing Young Lundeen of Chi cago twice in succession. The first fall was effected in 18 minutes and 59 seconds and the second in 8 minutes 10 seconds by the double bar and toe holds respectively. The contest was for 60 and 40 per cent of the gate re ceipts and a side bet of $25. Jess Angstman was the referee. Preceding this wrestle two prelimi naries were pulled offa wrestling contest between Young Briggs and Young Leach, who secured a fall apiece, and a boxing match between Young Shockley and Young Drescher of two rounds in which the referee, Fred Hass, declared Shockley to be the winner. T. Borton Has Also Filed Hon. T. H. Horton of Isanti county has filed for renomination as repre sentative in the Forty-fifth legislative district. The would-be bosses of our neighboring district have not been paying much attention to Mr. Horton and were evidently hoping they could squeeze him out of the game, but when the people once get hold of a man of the sterling honesty and char acter of Mr. Horton they do not turn him down. Mr. Horton is right on the county option question and on the other big issues. He is a man who cannot be controlled by any of the moneyed interests.North Branch Review. Senator Swanson Visits Princeton Senator C. J. Swanson, accompa nied by his friend, the jovial C. A. Nelson, came up from Fridley in the former's automobile, Tuesday after noon, and spent the night in Milaca. They stopped a short time in Prince ton on their way home yesterday after noon and the senator received a cor dial greeting from many of his old friends. He expressed himself as well pleased with the outlook for his re election. The people of this county have no reason to complain of any lack of attention to their interests on the part of Senator Swanson during the last two sessions of the legislature** i .Ruth Bngg Lesson from New Testament Pastor Male Quartet Messrs Ewing, Radeke, Jones and Orto Offertory Anthem Mrs Ewing "O, be Joyful in the Lord" Mrs Larson, Soloist Hymn Sermon Vocal Solo Violin Accompanists Directress Choir Rev Goodell Mrs Cla.re Caley Herbert Anderson Mrs Ewing Miss Lundquist Mrs A Caley JH