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George dimming, an Iowa Newspaper Man, Tells of His Observations in Mille Lacs County. Contributes an Able and Impartial Ar- ticle to Several of the Leading Papers of State of Iowa. George dimming of Rolfe, Iowa, who recently visited Princeton at the invitation of a friend, contributes an article of much interest concerning his observations to the Rolfe Reveille and several other papers published in Iowa. Mr. Cumming has done justice to his subject, neither overdrawing or underrating itthe write-up is a pen picture of realities. The article fol lows: Going into any new country in the capacity of investor, homeseeker or critical observer, we gather im pressions that must color every esti mate made, and the last of these can only be relied on when the bias of previously formed opinions has been dissipated by actual proof to the countrai y. Last week I was in the Mille Lacs, Minn., country, on the in vitation, and as the guest of a friend who is neither seeking for nor selling land, therefore was free to judge from an impartial standpoint, and although a vast amount of information relative to conditions, etc was easily ob tained, I prefer to tell of just what I saw during my visit to that vicinity. Princeton, fifty miles north of Min neapolis on the G. N R. R., is a really clean looking town, wide streets, well built brick houses generally, very large substantial looking schools and churches, and a city hall or court house that would reflect credit on any county seat in a similarly populated country. Within the corporate limits we saw a creamery that was owned and oper ated on the co-operative plan by the farmers, and the size of the building and number of men delivering cream there indicated a large business. Across the street from the creamery is a large starch factory, where the soreenings from the potato crop are utilized, and in years of extra crop yields they use many thousands of bushels of even the best. The factory was not in operation yefc on account of the potato harvest being a little later than usual. On one of the prin cipal residence streets we saw a pri vate hospital, owned and conducted by a local surgeon, and which has a reputation for thoroughness that is rapidly spreading over the entire state. The town is built at the junction of the main branches of Rum river, and the bridges now being finished are such as one might expect to see in prosperous and progressive countries, concrete and steel the material The surrounding country is re markably beautiful, both from a scenic and commercial point of view, the variation from forest to meadow being broken by glimpses of water here and there, and the whole relieved of monotony by a view of farm build ings at irregular intervals. One of the very impressive features of that vicinity was the stability and -neatness of the rural schools, all of which are built of either light yellow brick or maroon tinted cement blocks, and looked as if they would accommo date twice the number of children found in such localities, although the number visible gave public notice that "race suicide" is not prevalent there. Socially, both in town and rural districts, we found the people to be of the same stamp as those who first settled our own great state and made it famous for hospitality by force of example and education, thus -causing the stranger to feel at home very soon after arrival. In connec tion with this we would mention the fact that the hotels do not hold up the visitors, because they furnish good meals and comfortable rooms at the moderate charge of a dollar a day, and this in spite of the fact that there aie hundreds of homeseekers coming and going. Along the side track at the depot we counted fourteen ware houses devoted solely to receiving to potatoes for shipping, in addition eight or nine that we j'ust glanced at in the basements of store buildings, and apart from those of the starch factories. Last year 2,400 cars were shipped from Princeton, all grown and harvested within a radius of about five miles, but this year they are estimating the output at not to ex ceed 1,500 cars, which will show the magnitude of this industry in good and in poor years. There are twenty-five buyers in the town, each one vieing with the other in making as large consignments as possible to the eastern markets. During our side trips across country we visited many of the farms, on almost all of which we saw excellent buildings and other signs of com fortable prosperity, while the general tendency to progressiveness only accentuated the isolated cases of living stagnation that were interesting by reason of their rarity. About four different stock farms were on our way, and the cattle were invariably in prime condition, the pasturage in the timber seemingly being right for that businsess. Several places had quite a nice herd of sheep that were looking thrifty, and those that were stocked with hogs appeared to be the best fixed farms, probably because the animal helped to add a home-like air to those of us who came from Iowa. We turned aside to see them harvest ing potatoes, 200 bushels to the acre, and it was interesting to see two medium sized horses walking along easily with the heavy looking digger, and the tubers falling behind the machine almost as clean as if they had been washed. To us it looked like a very fine yield, but the shortage in this year's export business proves that they must usually have much better, besides the fact that the acreage planted to potatoes was some what in excess of former years. From thirty-two acres this man had already sold three thousand bushels when the price was seventy cents and higher, and there was still a fair sized crop being put into pits, as they are called, at the time of our visit. On the same farm we went over a piece of red clover, secotid crop, that reached nearly to our knees, and just as heavy a stand as we ever saw in any country. Almost every farm has a clover field, and they all looked about as good as the one we examined. Corn looked dwarf-like to us, the ears hanging so low that the husker will have to bend down to gather the crop, while the stalks were small in proportion, although the ears were much larger than expected. Several of the fields we took samples from were estimated at twenty to twenty-five bushels to the acre, and all of the corn was found to be abso lutely ripe and dry, many of those who had their potatoes dug being busy cribbing. Thinking a light soil like that would be almost arid in a dry season like the past one, we dug a couple of inches into the ground to find that it contained growing mois ture to within less than an inch of the surface, indicating the presence of a substance that retains water better than some heavier soils. The horses all looked to be in good shape al though they are just at the season of their heaviest work, which is accounted for by the ease with which the ground can be worked. The general custom, among the successful farmers, is a rotation of crops, pota toes followed by small grain and that by clover, the last being usually cut once and the second growth plowed in when at the proper stage. When the potatoes are dug and gathered the land is ready for sowing oats, wheat, rye or barley, and the clover being put in with them, there is really no need to plow the ground but once in three years. The whole country is dotted with lakes of various sizes which offer fine summer pleasures in the way of camping, boating and bathing, while in the early winter they are resting places of the migrating water fowls, and the homes of several species that remain until spring entices them to the northland. The lakes that are fed by springs never freeze over, and there the deer is hunted in season, the adjacent timber offering him a home during the severer winters of the farther north. Quite a few investors, anticipating the time when the land will be taken up, and hunting or sum mer outings will have to be pur chased, have bought up extensive tracts in the vicinitty of the lakes, and not a few are now realizing profit from their investments. GEO. CUMMING. Announcement. I beg to inform the public that I have purchased a half interest in the photographic establishment of Joseph Payette and the firm name is now Payette & Grorud. Have had 17 years experience in city galleries and am therefore competent to execute the best work possible. Studio will be open every day, including Sundays. The public patronage is respectfully solicited. G. A. Grorud. Millinery at Half Price. Have just received, from the best millinery house in this country, fi*ve hundred dollars' worth of ladies' trimmed hats which I am offering at half price. The styles are of the latest. Mrs. M. A. Belsem. Next door to Newton's Bakery B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 01.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1910. Returns obtainable up to the time of going to press indicate that the democrats have secured control of the lower house of congress and that the republicans will have a bare majority in the senate. The elections resulted in the greatest democratic landslide that has perhaps been known in the history of the country a democratic gain of 49 seats in the national house of representatives is estimated. In New York, despite the strenuous and incessant campaigning of Theodore Roosevelt, John A. Dix, democrat, carried the state for governor by a plurality of over 60,000. Ohio has elected a democratic legis lature and Harmon, democratic candi date for governor, has won out by 40,000 plurality. This means a demo cratic successor to Senator Dick, re publican. The West Virginia legislature is democratic and will elect a demo cratic senator to succeed Senator Scott, republican. In Indiana the legislature, which chooses a successor to Senator Beveridge, is in doubt, with the demo crats claiming a majority of 12 and the republicans maintaining that they will have a small margin. Iowa is still uncertain, with both sides claiming the governorship. The Pennsylvania legislature is safely republican and will elect a re publican successor to Senator Oliver. Washington and Utah have elected republican legislatures while Mon tana is still in doubt. Indications point to the election of Hiram W. Johnson, republican candidate for governor of California, by\ a heavy majority. Woodrow Wilson, democrat, has been elected governor of New Jersey by 30,000 plurality and Judge Baldwin, democrat, governor of Con necticut by 3,000 plurality The Missouri legislature is democratic and incomplete returns indicate that Oregon has elected a republican governor. Republican governors have been elected in Kansas, Michigan, Minne sota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Ten nessee, Illinois and Wisconsin in addition to those above named. The result in this state was not un expected. Hardly any one who was alive to the political situation imagined that James Gray could be elected governor. It is claimed that Governor Eberhart's plurality will exceed 70,000, but when the returns Sate of Hanging Postponed. The date of the hanging of Dr. Crippen for the murder of his wife has been postponed by the British home secretary to November 23the date originally fixed was November 8. This action of the secretary is be lieved to indicate that he intends to give the case a thorough hearing be fore he allows Crippen to go to the gallows. Crippen's attorneys will pe tition the home secretary to either grant him an unconditional pardon or commute the sentence to life im prisonment. There is no doubt in the minds of the public that Crippen mur dered his wife and no one believes for a moment that the home secretary will permit the villian to go free. Does Anyone Know of Him? Under date of November 6, Joseph H. Carter of Tenstrike writes that a man named George Shaunkey died at Gibson's camp, about ten miles north of Tenstrike, a week prior to the date of his writing. Mr. Carter, like the good Samaritan he is, helped to bury the poor fellow and had a minister say a few words at the grave. Mr. Carter understood that Shaunkey formerly was a resident of Princeton, but no one here seems to have ever known him. DEMOCRATSMAKEBIGGAINShandlingrcountyywhich Win Decisive Victory Throughout the Country and Will in all Probability Control the Lower House of the Next Congress. Roosevelt Policies Turned Down in New York, Dix, Democrat, Having Carried the State for Governorby 60,000 Plurality. Eberharf Elected Governor of Minnesota and Dunn, Davis and Florton Elected to Legislature From Forty-Fifth District. are all in 40,000 will be nearer cor rect. At any rate his plurality is big enough for all practical purposes. The entire republican state ticket, in cluding the nominees for justices of the supreme court, are all elected by large majorities. Anderson defeated Buck in the First district and had several thousand votes to spare. Hammond retains his seat in the Second district and will be the only democratic congressman from Minne sota. Miller's majority in the Eighth will be in the neighborhood of 8,000. All the other congressmen were re elected Locally in the Forty-fifth district Hon. Frank T. White was the only one of the republican nominees to fall by the wayside. He is defeated by less than 150 votes by Rufus P. Morton, prohibitionist, of this county. A fierce fight was waged against Mr. White commencing immediately after the primary election. Frank was game to the last and went down with colors flying. A stiff fight was also put up against Senator C. J. Swanson by William A. Rice, prohibitionist, but Mr. Swanson was victorious by about 377 majority. Andrew Davis and R. C. Dunn had practically no opposition. C. M. Johnston for "district judge will have about 250 majority over Carroll A. Nye in the county, but the result in the district will be close. There was no opposition to any of the candidates in the county ticket save in two commissioner districtsthe Second and Fourth. In the Second district Carl M. Sholin defeated Wm. E. Trumble, and in the Fourth Ole H. Uglem beat Robert S. Shaw by 24 votes. There was a light vote polled in the county, save in the'two commissioner districts above mentioned. The vote was especially light in Princeton town and village. Complete tabulated returns will be given next week. Annexed hereto is the vote by counties for the 45th legislative dis trict. The vote is not official but the figures have been obtained from each of the county auditors this morning and are reliable. COUNTIES a a 09 C3 ft a a a *3 Xi fcj OS Mille Lacs Isanti Sherburne Anoka Totals a 0 S 738 963 535 648 838 714 543 5K1 952 484 722 1085 1125 671 1186 691 62?! 590 555 977 1156 750 1148 1U21 3116 2739 4067 3745 2744 2884 Roads Lose Cattle Rate Salt The famous cattle rate suit which was argued recently in St. Paul re sulted on Monday in a victory for the interstate commerce commission in a decision handed down by the United States circuit court. Two years ago the interstate commerce commission ordered a reduction in rates on cattle shipped from Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming to Chicago, St. Joseph, St. Louis and New Orleans. Nearly all the western roads except the Great Northern and Northern Pacific were parties to a suit to annul the order. Has Not Come to stay. The commission form of govern ment for cities is not attracting the attention it did a few months ago, and we predict that within the life-time of many reading this the so-called system will be known only through history. It is merely another effort to breed in America some species of monarchy in the form of office for life,Biwabik Times. Indictment Quashed Judge Taylor has dismissed the in dictment brought against Editor Hamilton of the Detroit Record and Mr. Holmes for sending out an anony mous circular criticizing the officers of Becke count for their conduct in affairs. The law under the indictments were brought provides that anyone sending out literature calculated to injure a candidate for office shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor unless such literature is published in a newspaper or signed by some com mittee or registered voter. As far as known, this is the first time that this law has been invoked in Minnesota. The indictments were attacked on the ground that the law was unconsti tutional, the allegation being made that it was in direct contradiction with the section of the constitution which guarantees the freedom of the press and freedom of speech. It was also asserted that the indictments them selves were defective, in that they alleged several specific offenses. The court dismissed them on the last ground without passing on constitu tionality. JEFFRIES AND JOHNSON. Xbe Original Authorized Moving Pictures at the Opera House Friday Nleht. Those who were denied the privilege of going to Reno last July may at least see the results of that affair in a roped arena that caused a certain white man to go in niding. The pictures of the Jeffries-Johnson fight will be shown at the opera house. The first thing shown in the pictures is the arrival of trains at Reno showing the immense crowds coming to the fight. Next the street scenes showing the crowds, the buildings of interest, the gambling joints, the Truckee river, the training camps, showing celebrities and writers in Jeffries' camp. Then comes the pictures of the ring, the introduction of the famous fighters for recent years and all the heavy-weight cham pions from John L. Sullivan on down the line. The first itself, is last, of course. For the first five rounds it is a slow battle, more re sembling a hugging match. In2 the sixth Jeffries' eye is in such bad shape that it annoys him. From then on the former champion grows weaker until the finish comes in the fifteenth round. He seems to fall more from exhaustion than from a punch the first time. When he gets up Johnson lands a few more blows which end the fight as Berger jumps into the arena and stops it. The pic tures are lectured on by an intelligent speaker who explains the different things of interest. Meetings at Foreston and Zimmerman. Saturday afternoon E. L. McMillan and R. C. Dunn, delivered short talks to a good-sized and attentive audience at Foreston. Mr. McMillan and Mr. Dunn say they were handsomely enter tained at Mr. George H. Deans' hos pitable home and were well pleased with their visit to the bustling little village of Foreston. In the evening Hon. Frank T. White and Mr. Dunn held another successful meeting at Zimmerman, which was presided over by Mr. H. J. Mickelson, County Attorney Tyler of Elk River introducing the speakers. Quite a number of ladies were present, and the music and singing at the opening and closing of the meeting enlivened the occasion. A sumptuous repast was served at the hotel to the speakers and other invited guests. The Zim merman people are certainly good en tertainers. Dietz Goes Back to Cell. Freed on Monday afternoon on a bail bond of $40,000 in an action charging hjm with causing the death of Oscar Harp, a deputy sheriff, John F. Dietz had barely put on his over coat when Sheriff Madden served a warrant on him charging assault with intent to kill Patrick McGinn on May 8, 1904. It is for this alleged crime that Valentine Weisenbach, an accomplice of Dietz, is serving a twelve-year sentence in the peni tentiary. Dietz was returned to jail. He ex pects to be freed soon, as Schultz, head of the Deitz defense fund of Mil waukee, assures him that bail will be furnished in any amount up to $150,000. The $10,000 bail for Leslie Dietz will be ready in a day or two. Bail for Mrs. Deitz is availale at any time, but she does not want it until her husband is liberated. Village Council. With the exception of auditing and passing upon a number of bills, the business which came before the regu lar meeting of the council on Monday night for disposal was light. The hearing on the application of Elvina Smith for a renewal of the license to sell intoxicating liquors was considered by the council and re fused. Under the existing law this action reduces permanently the num ber of saloons'in the village, making six instead of seven. VOLUME XXXIY. NO. 46 A BATTLEOF GIANTS Crack Football Teams of Princeton and Anoka Come Together in a Contest for Supremacy. Anoka Proves Victorious but Prince- ton Puts Up a Fight That Pre- eludes Inglorious Defeat. Last Saturday at the fair grounds the orange and black went down to defeat at the hands of the fast Anoka team by a score of 22 to 11. It was one of the hardest fought games of the season and, although defeated, the local football boys gave a good account of themselves throughout the game and at times even played better and faster football than the team that defeated them. Although bitterly fought on both sides, the game was clean and sportsmanlike, and after the game each team gave nine rahs and a tiger for their opponents, plainly showing that the best of feel ing existed between the two elevens. The game was scheduled for 3 o'clock p. m. and was started promptly on time before a fair sized crowd which had braved the raw November day to see the two teams battle for supremacy. Anoka won the choice of goals and decided to defend the west goal, a strong wind favoring this end of the field. Prince ton received the kick-off, Fisher carrying the ball back 20 yards be fore being downed. From here Princeton took the ball on a whirl wind series of plays and steadily marched down towards Anoka's goal line, with Pohl doing the bulk of the ground, gaining on a play through tackle that the Anoka defense seemed helpless against. Pohl made it first down on Anoka's 3-yard line and from here Berg went through the line for a touchdown. Robideau missed goal. Score: Princeton 5, Anoka 0. This score only seemed to en courage the Anoka team to greater efforts and, after some desperate play ing in the center of the field, Anoka's right end got away with a forward pass and, before the Princeton secondary defense Could stop him, he had crossed the Princeton goal line away down in the corner of the field. Anoka punted out and kicked goal but the referee ruled the goal out on account of the ball not touching the ground before being kicked. This tied the score, 5 to 5. There was no further scoring on either side until the last minute of play in the second quarter, when Anoka's speedy little quarterback took the ball around Princeton's left end for a 30-yard run, almost to the side line. From here, surrounded by Princeton tacklers, he dodged, ducked, squirmed and twisted away from them, swung away over to the other side of the field and crossed the Princeton goal line. It was one of the most spectacu lar pieces of open field running ever seen on the local gridiron. Anoka missed goal. Score at end of first naif, Anoka 10, Princeton 5. In the last two quarters Anoka scored two more touchdowns, both of which resulted from forward passes that the Princeton defense seemed to be helpless against. Three of Anoka's touchdowns were of the flukey variety but they counted just as much as one that was harder to get. Princeton took a brace in the last quarter and played Anoka off their feet for the last few minutes of play, keeping them on the defensive and finally putting Robideau across the Anoka goal line for the last touchdown of the game on a beauti fully executed forward pass over Anoka's left end. Robideau kicked goal and a few minutes later the whistle blew for the last down. The game was over, Anoka 22, Princeton 11. Next Saturday the local team takes on the Cambridge team for a gridiron battle. Cambridge has a good team this year, having already met and de feated Sandstone and North Branch, and they are now working hard to lift the pelts of the orange and black athletes from Princeton. Princeton came through Satur day's game without any serious mis haps, and a good week's practice should put them back in tiptop fight ing trim and on the war path looking for revenge for their defeat of Satur day. An Unreliable Publication Judging by the statement that the Encyclopedia Britannica gives Min neapolis as the capital of Minnesota, and St. Paul as a thriving suburb of St. Cloud, it will not be safe for an agent to attempt to dispose of that encyclopedia in St. Paul.Stillwater Gazette.