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Gridiron Clashes Have an Interesting
Ending for This Season
Thanksgiving Afternoon.
High School Team Whacks It to the
Has-Beens and Shows Them
That They Lack Science.
The annual football game between
the alumni and the Princeton high
school was pulled off at the fair
grounds last Thanksgiving day be
fore the largest crowd of the local
season. The alumni ran true to form
and in every respect lived up to the
fotoball "dope" which was being
peddled around town for several days
before the game and which reached
the boiling point on the day of the
gridiron battle. Those on the inside
knew that the alumni were planning
on giving the "kids" the game of
sheir lives and, in order "to make
assurance doubly sure," the alumni's
most skillful gumshoe diplomat,
Monsieur Meinherr Umbehocker was
instructed by the alumni strategists to
approach the officials and "fix
things" so that the alumni would get
at least a square deal. How well the
aforesaid diplomat succeeded anyone
can tell who saw the game.
The day was ideal for football, the
sun shining almost continuously,
melting what little snow there was on
the field and leaving it as fast and
lard as could be desired. Old Sol
&ook all the sting of the late Novem
ber weather out of the atmosphere,
out left just enough tinge in it to put
football fight into a wooden Indian.
The game was called at 3:30 sharp,
with Doane and Mallette acting as
referee and umpire respectively.
Robideau for the high school team
kicked off to A. Roos, who returned
^he ball 15 yards before being
downed. The alumni backs failed to
gain on two attempted line bucks and
on the third down A. Boos punted to
the high school's 30-yard line. The
high school carried the ball to the
center of the field and then lost it on
downs, Dugan breaking through and
nailing the runner for a loss. After
some desperate playing in the center
of the field the high school got pos
session of the pigskin and Robideau
then got away with a well executed
forward pass over the alumni's left
end and ran 30 yards for a touch
down. The goal was missed and the
score then stood 5 to 0 in favor of the
'kids." Realizing that their laurels
were about to be ruthlessly torn from
t,heir noble brows the alumni took a
mighty brace and went at the high
school in the good old-fashioned way,
and by end runs and line smashes
carried the ball to the high school's
10-yard line. With the crowd yelling
wildly for a touchdown the aluami
backs made two desperate attempts to
advance the ball but the high school
line and ends held like a stone wall,
and on the third down there was still
10 yards to gain. A. Roos then
dropped back for a try at goal, but
uhe pass was low and the ball went to
the high school on their own 10-yard
line. They worked the ball back to
the center of the field before the alum
ni could again get possession of it.
Then A. Roos sent a thrill through
the crowd by kicking a beautiful
drop kick from about the 43-yard
line, making the score: high school,
5 alumni, 3. A few minutes more and
the first quarter was over without
further scoring by either team.
The second and third quarters Saw
some desperate playing by both sides
but the score remained the same,
neither team being strong enough to
retain possession of the ball long
enough to make a touchdown. But
the pace was telling on the alumni
cohorts and in the fourth and last
quarter they weakened enough to let
the high school boys slip over two
touchdowns, making the final count
15 to 3 in favor of the high school.
The second touchdown came on an
on-side kick by Caley,Angstman pick
ing up the ball on the dead run and
crossing the alumni goal line before
he could be stopped. Robideau got
away for the third touchdown on a
forward pass from a fake kicking
formation. Although the alumni had
the ball within their opponents' 25-
yard line on several different
occasions during the latter part ofthe
game they were unable to do any
"urther scoring.
All things considered the alumni
played a brilliant game and did them
selves proud, but lack of team work
and training began to tell toward the
last and the new football proved too
much for them. However they are
justly priding themselves on the fact
that the "kid s" could not score on
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them by straight old-fashioned foot
ball but had to resort to the new
fangled stuff in order to score.
Although every alumnus on the
team worked like a Trojan for his
alma mater A. Roos and Fred Dugan
were the particularly bright stars for
their team. Besides booting the drop
kick that gave his team their only
score A. Roos played a spectacular
game both no the offense and defense,
using himself continually in carrying
the ball and doing the lion's share of
the work on the defense. Dugan's
forte was breaking through the line
and spilling up the play, and at this
he proved an adept, throwing the run
ner for a loss on several occasions
and putting several of the high
school's pet formations on the bum.
Joe Craig and C. Umbehocker
played the outpost positions for the
alumni and gave some hair-raising
exhibitions of the good old-fashioned
diving tackle which made their friends
on the side lines wish that the field
was just a little bit softer for such
aeroplane evolutions.
Jay Berg, Art and Bill Roos and
G. Umbehocker composed the back
field for the alumni and their evolu
tions were starttling at times. We
feel sure that had Michigan gone up
against this fleet-footed plunging
combination the maize and blue
would have been snowed under so far
that it would have taken 16 of Jim
Hill's biggest rotaries as many years
to dig them out again. Suffice it to
say that words fail us when we
attempt to further describe this
wonderful combination.
VanA1stein at center and the other
linemen for the alumni proved a
veritable stone wall and showed the
crowd that they had not entirely for
gotten some of their old football
Realizing that this was their last
appearance as high school players the
high school backfield, composed of
Caley, W. Berg, Briggs and Capt.
Fisher, played the hardest and fastest
game of the year and closed their
"high school football careers in a
blaze of glory. Robideau and Angst
man played the end positions and
were in the game at all times and
scored the winning points for their
team. Jack and Pohl were at the
tackle positions, and although
opposed by men who were heavier and
more mature, came away with the con
gratulations of the crowd for their
plucky work. McVicar, McDougall,
D. Umbehocker, Smith and Maggart
took turns at playing the guard posi
tions and all did good work in
stopping the onslaught of their heavi
er opponents. Fullwiler played the
center position in his usual steady
mnaner and his passing was the best
of the year. As a whole the high
school team played a grand game and
closed the most successful football
season that the local high school has
ever had by a clean cut and hard
earned victory over the best team
that they have met this year.
Evidently Frank Goulding is an
old high school alumnus or else the
alumni "gum shoe" diplomat had
successfully approached him, for his
work on the side lines with the yard
sticks was about the biggest ground
gaining play that the alumni had.
Dr. McRae and L. Neely aided and
abetted Frank in his nefarious
schemes to help his old school mates.
From a disinterested standpiont it
looked as if the officials, Messrs.
Doane and Mallette, had been suc
cessfully approached by the aforesaid
alumni diplomat and that things had
been "fixed" for a small considera
tion. Doane was the worst offender
of the two, and we presume that he re
ceived the lion's share of the boodle?
Prof. Marshall held the watch and
the alumni are all ready to swear that
the last quarter, which by agreement
was only to be 10 minutes, was at
least 25 minutes in duration. Inas
much as the alumni were getting the
worst of it and the high school was
playing winning ball in the last
quarter, it looks as if there is con
siderable logic in the alumni argu
But after all is done and said,
either jokingly or seriously, it was a
good game to watch it added a neat
ilttle sum to the high school Athletic
association's treasury and furnished
the Thanksgiving day crowd with a
good, cleau, outdoor exhibition of the
great American college and school
game, and clearly demonstrated that
an annual football game for Thanks
giving day between the alumni and
the high school team should be made
one of the permanent customs of the
Princeton high school.
Brine in Vonx Bides and Furs.^
I will pay from 10 to 25 per cent
more for your hides and furs than
any other buyer in this part of the
country. Bring them in every Satur
day. I employ no agents.
46-tfc Allen E. Hayes.
And Their Partners, the Overall Boys,
Will Entertain You Tonight
at the Opera House.
Play Will Be Under Direction of School
Teachers and Something Very
Unique is Promised.
Tonight and on Saturday afternoon
the play entitled "Sunbonnet Babies
and Overall Boys" will be presented
at Brands' opera house. It will be
produced under the directon of the
teachers of the public schools, who
have trained the participants in their
parts. Special musical numbers and
recitations will also be rendered in
addition to the play, and the program
of the evening's entertainment
throughout is a particularly attrac
tive one. All who can possibly do so
should attend. Following is the pro
gram: Greeting
Sunbonnet Babies and Overall Boys
'Tis Thus" and "Looby Loo"....
Sunbonnet Babies
"The Milkpail Boys," Dialogue
and Song Overall Boys
Sunbonnet Babies' March and
Motion Piece
Stunts Overall Boys
Folk Dances. Sunbonnet Babies
Indian Dance Overall Boys
Frame Drill Sunbonnet Babies
"Humpty Dumpty" Drill .Overall Boys
"The Battle"... Overall Boys' Brigade
'The Flirtation'' Overall Boyi,
and Eight Sunbonnet Babies
"Fishing" Overall Bojs
and Ten Sunbonnet Babies
"Good Night" Song .Entire Company
Special Numbers Before the Curtain:
Recitation"The Barefoot Boy"
Miss King
Recitation "Six Times Nine".
Miss Russ
Recitation"Elizabeth Ann"...
Miss Davis
Recitation Harold VanAlstein
Song"Now It's 'Don't'
Misses Gardner and Whiting
Song"The Pawnshop Man"
Miss Waters
Special Musical Numbers*
Miss Scheen, Donald Marshall, Her
bert Fisher.
AccompanistMiss Lola Scheen.
A. Bunch of Mighty Hunters.
Thos. Girling and 11 other mighty
hunters, all from Minneapolis, passed
through Princeton on Friday in two
touring cars en route to the Mille
Lacs lake country, where they ex
pected to kill at least 22 deer and 11
moosethe legal limit. The party
consisted of Tom Girling, chief
Frank Hoy, J. L. Priesman, Dr. A.
R. D. Owre, Michael McNamra,
A. Falconer, J. S. Woodburn, Samuel
V. Morris, jr., A. W. Skog, Thos.
Lally, Henry Johnson and T. J.
Noonan. They reached Princeton on
the return trip Monday and had in
their possession three deer and 19
white rabbits, but only the Lord, the
Indians and themselves know how
they obtained them. It was their in
tention when they started from the
Radisson hotel, Minneapolis, to pro
ceed to the Cuyuna range, but upon
reaching Vinel and they found that the
annual medicine dance of the Indians
was in progress and they remained
there a day to witness the weird cere
monies. For a couple of bottles of
tobasco sauce and a sack or two of
smoking tobacco they received per
mission from Chief Neekanebi to par
ticipate in the dance, and greatly en
joyed the sport. They say that had it
not been for the time spent dancing
and feasting on dog they would
doubtless have secured more deer.
This is probably true, for no Indian
can be hired to shoot game while the
medicine dance is on.
The Annual Financial Statement.
A four page supplement containing
the financial statement of Mille Lacs
county is sent out with this issue of
the Union. It will be noticed that
the statemnt is dated January 4, 1909,
when, as a matter of fact, it was not
prepared until late in October. This
is the first statement that has been
issued for three years, although the
law expressly requires that annually
on the first Tuesday in January there
shall be made a full and accurate
statement of the receipts and ex
penditures of the preceding year,
which shall contain a full and correct
description of each item, from whom
and on what account received, to
whom paid, and on what account ex
pended, together with an accurate
statement of the finances of the county
at the end of the fiscal year, including
all debts and liabilities and the assets
to discharge the same, and within
thirty days thereafter the same shall
be posted at the court house door,
and at two other public places in the
county, and published for three suc
cessive weeks in some newspaper
The tax-payers have the right to
know the exact financial condition of
the county, and hereafter it is to be
hoped that this wise provision of the
law which requires that the financial
statement shall be published not later
than the first week in February of
each year will be complied witha
statement eleven months old is of
little interest or value to the tax
While the law requires the statement
to be published three times, we are of
the opinion that one publication of
this lengthy and belated report will
suffice for this year, as we anticipate
the statement for 1910 will be prepared
and published six weeks or two
months hence besides, it would be a
useless waste of money. By publish
ing it three times the printer's fees
would be doubled. The statement will
also be published in the Milaca
Times, the Onamia Lake Breeze and
in the Wahkon Enterprise, thus
thoroughly covering every section of
the county.
The statement shows that the net
indebtedness of the county is, or
rather was on January 4, $44,099.02,
and the exact indebtedness of the
county at the present time is not far
from that amount.
In our judgment the indebtedness of
the county should be funded by an
issue of 15 or 20 years bonds at a low
rate of interest, say 4 per cent., and
under no circumstances should any
further indebtedness be incurred.
The county should live within its in
come. We believe necessary legisla
tion can be secured at the ensuing
session of the legislature to permit of
the funding of floating indebtedness of
counties by the issuing of bonds.
All outstanding orders bear interest
at tue rate of six per cent., and if the
required legislation can be sceured
the state will make the loan at 4 per
License to Sell Intoxicants Raised From
$800 to $1,000 i'er Annum
A special meeting of the village
council was held on Friday evening
to consider, among other things, the
granting of a liquor license to George
Smith. The application was for a
license to conduct a saloon in the
room formerly occupied by Frank
Peterson in the opera house block.
Two petitions were presented to the
councilone signed by 55 people
prajiSg that no license be granted
and the other, bearing 27 signatures,
asking that Smith be furnished with
the permit. The council balloted on
the question and the result was three
votes against issuing the license and
two in favor of granting it. Hence
the license was refused.
The council then passed a resolu
tion increasing the license fee to
$1,000, to go into effect as the licenses
now running expire and renewals are
Councilman Whitney and Electrician
Randall were appointed a committee
to select a new boiler for the power
house and given authority to make
the purchase. Changes by the Tax Commission.
Several changes were made by the
state tax commission in the valuation
of Mille Lacs county as equalized by
the county board of equalization.
Real estate in the entire county was
increased 5 per cent and, in addition,
the real estate valuation of the town
of Bogus Brook was increased 100
per cent.
In personal property valuation the
following changes were made, ap
plicable throughout the county:
Increaseswagons, carriages, sleighs
and bicycles, 10 per cent office
furniture, 25 per cent farm tools, im
plements and machinery, 20 per cent
merchandise (retail) 20 per cent logs,
lumber, lath and shingles in hands of
manufacturers, 20 per cent manu
facturers' tools, implements, ma
chinery, engines and boilers, 10 per
cent elevators and warehouses, 25 per
cent. Decreaseshares of stock in
state and national banks, 50 per cent.
Pythian* Elect Officers.
On Tuesday evening at Castle Hall
Princeton lodge, No. 93, Knights of
Pythias, held its annual election of
officers and the following were chosen
to serve for the year 1911:
Chancellor commander, Fred New
ton vice chancellor, Geo. E. Chute
prelate, Otto Radeke master of work,
Frank Goulding keeper of records
and seal, Geo. E. Rice master of
finance, Louis Rust master of ex
chequer, J. W. Hartman master at
arms, S. A. Cravens inner guard,
Fred W. Manke outer guard, E. E.
Evens trustee for three years, Otto
Henschel trustee for two years, G. I.
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn.,
November 28,1910: Mr. J. C. Ander
son, Mrs W. A. Coburn, W. I. Flack,
Mr. Gust Miller, C. B. Risley, Mr.
Buck Twspe. Please call for adver
tised letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M.
Qlen W. Caley, One of Princeton's Es-
teemed Young Men, Dies Prom
Apoplexy at Minneapolis.
While Engaged in His Daily Occupa-
tion He is Suddenly Attacked
and Shortly Expires.
A sad ending to,the life of a promis
ing young man occurred on Tuesday
morning in Minneapolis when Glen
W. Caley, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas H. Caley of this village, was
stricken with apoplexy and lived but
a very short time after the attack.
Mr. T. H. Caley was informed by
'phone that his son had been stricken
and immediately went to Minneapolis,
there to find that he was dead.
Glen held a position in the plumb
ing establishment of Hineline & Co.
on South Fifth street, Minneapolis,
and on Tuesday morning went to
work apparently feeling as well as
ever. At about 10 o'clock, while en
gaged in his usual occupation in the
plumbing shop, he fell to the floor and
expired within a very few minutes. A
physician was immediately summoned
but he arrived too late to be of any
The remains, accompanied by Claire
Caley, a brother of the deceased, and
J. W. Hartman arrived in Princeton
on last evening's train and funeral
services will be held at the family
residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Rev. J. O. Fisher of the Congrega
tional church will be the officiating
minister and the interment will be in
Oak Knoll cemetery.
Glen Ward Caley was born and
raised in Princeton and would have
been 24 years of age on December 16th
of this year. He attended the public
schools of this village and was later
a student at the Racine Military
academy in Wisconsin. He was an
affable young man, well liked by
everyone who knew him, and it is in
deed a pity that the hand of death
struck him down in his young man
hood. He is survived by his parents
and three brothers, Claire, Harold
and Thomas.
Adopted- Child Receives Many Gifts.
Members of the Congregational
church and their friends last week
held a shower party in honor of the
baby boy recently adopted by Rev.
and Mrs. Fisher. The little fellow,
who is 11 months old, and was taken
from the Jean Martin Brown Orphan
home, St. Paul, was generously sup
plied with everything necessary for
his comfort, including a bed and bed
clothing, raiment and baby carriage
there were scores of presents. He
is a healthy looking little chap and
his foster parents are happy in his
possession. The pure spirit of
christian charity shown by Rev. and
Mrs. Fisher in adopting this poor
little unfortunate orphan is com
The Band Boys' Benefit Dance
A more enjoyable event than the
band boys' benefit dance at Brand's
opera house on November 23 could
scarcely be conjecturedit was one
continual round of pleasure from the
time the grand march commenced until
the end of the last number. There
were many dancers on the floorthe
ball was liberally patronizedand
the music, by the band's full comple
ment with Professor Heinemann as
director, was excellent. A first-class
supper was served to those who so de
sired at the Ideal re'staurant. Sixty
seven dollars was the amount realized
from the dance and the boys certainly
gave full value for the money.
Struck by Street Car.
Aldred Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs.
I. W. Martin of this place, was struck
by a street car in Minneapolis on
Monday evening, November 21, and
severely injured. He is now, how
ever, fast recovering. The young
man had gone to a batcher shop
across the street to get some meat for
his landlady, and when returning was
struck in the lower part of the back
by a car and received a gash which
required 15 stitches to close. The
surgeon stated that had it not been
for young Martin's remarkable
physique the shock would doubtless
have ended his life.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Byers Honored.
At their hall on Tuesday evening
the members of the Odd Fellows and
Rebekah lodges gave a farewell party
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. R. D.
Byers, who leave next week to spend
the winter in California. In addition
to* an excellent supper served by the
Rebekahs there was a program of
musical numbers and recitations
which was followed by an impromptu
dance. About 150 persons were in
Elmer Woodman is mounting a deer
head for Al Bemis of Freer and will
also mount a moose head for him.
Both animals were shot by Mr. Bemis
near Warroad.
W. Baldeshwiler, who was working
here with a crew of Tri-State tele
phone men, fell from a pole on Tues
day and fractured his wrist. Dr.
Caley is attending him.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet at
the home of Mrs. Goodell next Wed
nesday afternoon. All are cordially
invited to be present as there is plenty
of work for everybody.
Louis Paul left on Monday with a
car of horses for Spokane, Wash.,
and Mrs. Paul followed on Tuesday.
Mr. Paul will go into the freight
transfer business at that place.
The bowling alley conducted by
George Bock on Main street is at
tracting many people. Wednesdays
and Fridays are ladies' days and
prizes are given every week for high:
scores. Bowling is a good, healthful
Dr. C. S. Neumann and daughter,
Gladys, are doing as well as could be
expected, as is also Carl Rick, and
Mrs. Deline and Carl Edison of
Becker. They are all patients at the
Northwestern hospital for medical
M. S. Rutherford was taken sud
denly ill with convulsions on Wednes
day and has been unconscious ever
since. His condition is very critical
and but little hope is held for his re
covery. He is suffering from an affec
tion of the brain.
H. B. Pratt sustained a painful in
jury to one of his eyes last week while
trying to shoot a turkey. The gun
cartridge exploded and the powder
struck the eye with considerable force,
burning it badly. He will not, how
ever, lose the sight.
The wrestling contest between Dan
Mason, champion of New York state,
and Ben Hass of Princeton at the
armory on Friday night resulted in a
tie, neither of them obtaining a fall.
They tussled on the mat for an hour
and forty-five minutes.
You all remember the Mock Sad
Alii Stock company. It will be here
again on next Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings at Brands' opera
house with new productions. The
pleasing features of this company are
still in your memory and you will, of
course, attend its performances again.
W. H. Webster of Mankato, freight
conductor on the Omaha line and a
brother of Mrs. John Bishop of
Princeton, was killed in the St. Paul
yards on Thanksgiving day. While
the train was being made up Mr.
Webster slipped on the frozen ground
and fell beneath the wheels of moving
cars. His right leg was cut off and
one of his shoulders badly crushed.
Elmer Wicen, while at his father's
camp at Skibo, killed a moose and is
much elated over his luck. While
strolling through the woods he came
across three of the animals and shot
one, breaking its back. He then ran
for camp to escape annihilation by
the other two. The head and hind
quarters of the moose were brought to
Princeton. Elmer Woodman, the
taxidermistt, is mounting the head.
While in a hurry to catch a car last
Sunday on Forty-third avenue and
Lake street, Minneapolis, Mrs. Anna
Rusness of Princeton, in the dark,
ran into a small tree in front of a
residence and fell on both her arms.
The left arm was painfully sprained
while the smaller bone in her right
arm was broken near the wrist. Dr.
Aurness of Syndicate arcade was
called and the bone was set. The
patient is doing nicely.
Mrs. Nora Marvin was summoned
to St. Cloud on Monday in conse
quence of the death of Mrs. George
Marvin, her mother-in-law. She was
accompanied to St. Cloud by her son,
Tom. Mrs. George Marvin, who died
on Sunday evening from the effects of
a paralytic stroke, was 63 years of
age and one of the early settlers of St.
Cloud. She leaves one son, Edgar
Marvin, and was a sister of Mayor
Freeman of St. Cloud.
Fred Kuhn of St. Cloud was here
last week to visit his brothers, Henry
and Joseph, and co look over the half
interest he bought in the Joseph Kuhn
brickyard some time ago. The name
of the firm will hereafter be Kuhn
Bros., and will be managed by Joseph
Kuhn, who is now at the yards buy
ing wood for the highest cash market
price. Fred left for St. Cloud well
satisfied with Princeton, and will
move here with his family in the
spring to make his home.

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