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TIE GAMEFOR START Princeton and Elk River Play a Rat- tling Good Ball Game and the Honors Are Even. Cambridge Will Come to Town on Sat. urday and Try Its Skill With the Local Aggregation. Last Saturday the Princeton high school baseball team journeyed to Elk River and in the afternoon crossed bats with the high school team of that place for the opening game of'the season. The wind was blowing a gale during the whole day and the temper ature was more appropriate for a football game than for an exhibition of the national pastime. A few loyal supporters of both teams braved the cold, raw wind and hiked out to the ball yard to see the first game of the season, and these loyal supporters saw one of the prettiest contests ever pulled off on the local grounds, the teams battling for 10 innings to a 3 to 3 tie and the game being called at the end of the tenth to allow Princeton to catch the afternoon train. Robideau and Angstman did the battery work for the visitors, and one lone scratch hit is all the Elk River sluggers have to gloat over in the line of hits off of "Rabbit" Robideau. Besides keeping the hits down to the minimum, Cy struck out three, allowed no passes and fielded his po sition in excellent style. B. Davis did the pitching honors for the enter tainers and pitched a classy article of ball throughout the ten innings. He had several of the Princeton players on the hip as far as hitting was con cerned and in all struck out ten men. However, he was touched up for a total of four safe ones, besides walk ing two men and hitting another. For the first four innings Princeton could do nothing with the Elk River flmger and four big hollow ones were marked up for their efforts at the bat during this part of the festivities. Elk river was more successful and, after going out in regulation 1, 2, 3 order for the first three innings, they broke into the run column in the fourth round on a bunch of errors and bad chrows and, before the slde^maryt could be retired, they had garnered in two scores. Princeton came right back in their half of the fifth, Berg and Robideau, first two men up hitting safe. Davis braced and one score was the best the Princeton players could pull out of this excel lent start, Berg scoring from third on a slow infield grounder by Full -wiler. Princeton tied the score in their half of the sixth inning, Caley reaching second on a hit and an error and Angstman scoring him with a hot infield wallop. Elk River retaliated in their half of the sixth, Lee Bishop negotiating a trip around the sacks on a scratch hit, aided and abetted by several wobbles of the Princeton in field. There was nothing doing for either team in the seventh inning, but Princeton put in another bid for the game in the eighth, Fisher and R. Stay, first two men to bat, succeeding in geting on and advancing to third and second respectively with nobody out. Caley walloped one away to left field, but the high wind slowed it down so that the fielder got under it and smothered it, and then threw Fisher out at the plate on a beautiful throw-in and a close decision on the slide. Angstman came to the front with anotther healthy wallop which scored R. Stay and tied the count into a 3 to 3 knot, and here it remained until the game was called, neither side being able to score the winning run. Score by innings: Princeton 000011010 03 0 0 0-3 Elk River 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 Notes. Princeton blossomed out premature ly in their Easter glad rags, each Princeton player appearing in a bran new black and orange uniform that made the team look like big leaguers. How they ever overcame the old base ball superstition that new suits are a sure sign of losing the first game no body knows, and nobody cares as long as they exploded this old theory. Both teams played good clean ball and the rag chewing and nagging the umpire were conspicuous by their ab sence. Lester Mallette and Pike Anderson did the umpiring and both men acquitted themselves of their duties in regular Silk O'Laughlin style. A return game should be arranged between these two clubs, as they ap pear about evenly matched, and we would like to see that 10-inning tie played off. For a starter it looks as if Prince ton is going to have a top notcher of a ball team, and diligent and con-j 'JCH i i^Lh^'i stant practice should develop a pretty smooth baseball machine at the local high school4 Next Saturday the Gambrdge team comes to Princeton to cross bats with the locals, and this should be one of the best games of the season as Cam bridge has a fast bunch of ball tossers and they are somewhat peeved at the way their football team was man handled by the Princeton athletes last fall. Both teams will be out to win, and all we can say from a ested standpoint is "Sic 'em makes good fun for the Everybody turn out and see cial opening of the local season. disinter- Tige, it crowd." the offi- baseball Colonel Roosevelt In St. 1'aul Col. Theodore Roosevelt got a cordial reception on Friday evening at the hands of the Minnesota legis lature and of as large a number of its friends and of the population of St. Paul and Minneapolis as could crowd into the house chamber. Also, Col. Roosevelt, as is his habit, talked straight out and fearlessly on many matters of wide public interest pend ing before the legislature. He spoke kindly of the principles of the initiative and referendum, but urged that they be safeguarded with a "sufficiently high percentage to pre vent being appealed to lightly and frivolously." He also spoke kindly of the recall, but he warned the law makers that "It should not include the judiciary, for the judge should not be exposed to the fear of momen tary popular clamor." The sentiments were cheered, but whether the Minnesota progressives who have been clamoring for per centages of 5 and 7 instead of 25 and 35 in their initiative and referendum petitions, and have insisted upon the recall for the judiciary, felt them selves indorsed, is a question. He declared that Arizona should be allowed to make its own constitution and should be admitted as a state right now, but in the next sentence de clared that had he been a citizen of Arizona he would have resisted with all his might the inclusion of the judi ciary in the recall provision. The popular election of United States senators, however, was ap proved without qualification, as was the movement for a statewide pri The latter, be said, accom panied by a "most stringent corrupt practices act for the use of large sums of money in political campaigns should be encouraged in every way The fact that some of these measures are a departure from American tra ditions, he declared, should not dis turb the lawmakers, "as our fore fathers could not foresee all the needs of the present day." He showed the perfunctory importance of the elec toral college, which is not what the makers of the constitution had planned, as an illustration that polit ical ideas change. Party In Honor of Mrs 1. c. Patterson. F. L. Ludden, writing from Seattle, Wash., sends the following for publi cation: Mrs. I. C. Patterson's birth day occurred on Friday, April 7, and in the evening she was surprised be yond measure when her home was taken possession of by her friends who formerly lived in Princeton. A royal good time was had and, after games and refreshments, Miles Blake ney presented Mrs. Patterson with a silk dress. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Jesmer, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Jesmer, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Zim merman, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Blake ney, Mr. and Mrs". F. L. Ludden, Mrs. Brown and Jesse Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson, Mrs. May Snyder, Mrs. Libby Robideau, Ruth Orr, Mrs. Guy Cordiner and Mrs. Howard. Mrs. Patterson left last week to make her home in Oregon, where her husband is engaged in business. Immense Consignment of Oranges Arrives. The largest consignment of oranges that has ever been received in this city has arrived. More than 3,000,000 oranges have been sent here from California. These oranges are abso lutely the finest that have ever been shipped out of California and Prince ton has been especially favored in the quality of the oranges shipped. The occasion of this immense con signment is a special sale by the Cali fornia Fruit Growers' Exchange. The oranges have been sent here on a special fast train in order that they might not be injured or delayed in transit. Every fruit dealer in the city has stocked up with these famous Sunkist oranges, and every dealer will sell them at lower prices than oranges of such fine quality have ever been sold in this city before. It is freely pre dicted by the dealers interested that every one of these 3,000,000 delicious Sunkist oranges will be sold long be fore the week is ended.Advt. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSD. EASTEROBSERVANCE Resurrection off Christ Is Befittingiy Commemorated in the Sacred Edifices of Princeton. Services Partake of a Choral Nature. and Sermons Are Particularly Appropriate to the Day. On Easter Sunday the several places of worship in the village were at tended by large congregations and special programs were presented in commemoration of the resurrection of the Savior. Easter observances at the Congre gational church were largely of a mu sical nature. The morning service was rendered very attractive by the introduction of special instrumental and choral selections. Rev. Fisher, the pastor, preached the sermon, tak ing for his subject, "The Immortality of the Soul." For the evening ser vice a program consisting oi vocal and instrumental numbers had been prepared especially for the occasion by Mrs. H. C. Cooney, and it proved to be of exceptional merit. It was a program in which every number was pleasing. At the Methodist church the cantata, "From Cross to Crown," was pre sented in the morning under the direc tion of Mrs. C. A. Caley and both the choral and instrumental parts were well rendered. Rev. Goodell preached the Easter sermon. In the evening an entertainment was given by the Sunday school which was in terspersed with selections by the male quartet, instrumental renditions, etc. The program was highly attractive and much enjoyed. At high mass in St. Edward's Catholic church on Easter Sunday music of a most inspiring nature was renderedthe solo parts were espec ially fine. Rev. Father Levings de livered an excellent sermon. There were also appropriate Easter morning services, with special musical programs, at the German Lutheran and German Methodist churches and an evening service at the Swedish Lutheran, with sermons by the respec tive pastors..^ Return From the Coast. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Caley and son, Tommy, returned on Tuesday even ing from a month's sojourn at Long Beach, Cal., and other points on the Pacific coast. Among places they visited were Los Angeles, San Diego and San Pedro. In the latter city they called upon Louis Pierson, who is conducting a large retail grocery business. He has four delivery wa gons going continually and is mak ing money. The climate on the coast is salubrious, says Mr. Caley, but a poor white man can't live on climate. There are hundreds of laboring men out of work and wages are low in consequence of the Japs and Mexi cans, who will work for wages that would not possibly furnish an Ameri can a bare existence. An Attraction That Will Interest All "As Told in the Hills," which comes to Brands' opera house on April 21, brings with it a genuine Indian actress, Princess Go-Y-on-za. She holds the enviable distinction of being the only full-blooded Indian actress today playing a responsible part with any dramatic production with success. Kinder & Brower have spared neither pains nor money to make this production complete in every detail. "As Told in the Hills" is without doubt the best of all the season's melodramatic offerings. This show is guaranteed to give satisfac tion or money will be refunded.M. J. Brands. Prices 25, 35 and 50 cents. Reserved seats at Avery's. Don't delay as they are going fast. School Report. Report of primary department,Freer school. The perfect attendance pupils were Oliver Burke, George Ege, .Mar get and Rudolph Homme, Walter and Carl Larson, John Olson, Will and Alice Peterson, Fred Stello, Ethel and Florence Teutz. Those who attended 19 days were Agnes, Max and George, Betzler, Theodore Burke, Harold and Walter Wesloh. Pupils who did per fect work in reading were Etbel and ?ih en Teu & target Homme, John Olson, Will Peterson, Olivet Burke, Rudolph Homme and Larson. The following did perfect work in spelling: Ethel and Florence Teutz, Marget Homme, Fred Stello and Alice Peterson. Ida May Schmidt, Teacher. Unclaimed Letters. List of letters remaining unclaimed at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn., dprilTH Mi8 S Ev a Foster il 9U Jtten, foreign al Rudi Fmdel, foreign card. Please call for advertised letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M. D. A. R. Convention. The twentieth continental congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution convened on Monday in the Memorial hall of the organization at Washington, D. C. The large auditorimu was thronged with dele gates and other visitors, while all re maining space was filled by Washing ton women, always eager to attend the D. A. R. conventions. Following the call to order by the president general, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, an address was made by Senator Robert L. Taylor of Tennessee. The business sessions begun late the same day. The chief interest of the delegates centers in the election of the society's officers which will take place today. Mrs. Charles Keith of Princeton is one of the Minnesota delegates present at the convention. Another 81necore Cut Off. W. W. Rich, campaign manager for Senator Moses E. Clapp, has been deprived of his position as custodian of the public buildings at St. Paul. The treasury department has dis covered that there is no authority in any law for the payment of Rich's salary of $1,800 a year, and he is therefore no longer an employe of the government. Rich's appointment to this sinecure was secured by Clapp, who managed to ^et a paragraph inserted in the sundry civil appropriation bill of 1908 providing for the appointment by the secretary of the treasury, without ref erence to the civil service laws, of a custodian for the public buildings of St, Paul. No Texas Land for Frank Frank Weber of Spring Vale stopped over in Cambridge a few hours last Monday on his way home from the cities. Mr. Weber says that he was prevailed upon to take a trip to Texas recently to look over the alfalfa farm lands in the Toyah Valley, Texas, but he decided that $175 an acre irrigated land does not look good to him. He would rather pay about half that price per acre for some of Minnesota's sure crop soil, where irrigation is not necessary and where a total crop fail ure was never known. Frank is con vinced that a one crop is a poor prop osition for a farmer to bank on, and he wants hone of it in his. And Mr. 3&fj^s* ia-ou&ol -the best posted farm ers^ in Minnesota today.Cambridge Independent Press. Cemetery Association Meet Ins:. A meeting of the Oak Knoll Ceme tery association will be held at the court house hall next Monday after noon at 2 o'clock, and all persons in terested in keeping "the city of the dead" in good order during the sum mer months are urgently requested to attend. At the time mentioned above the annual election of officers will be held and bids will be received from persons desirous of doing the work at the cemetery for the season. The small balance of $32.97 remains in the treasury from last year, and it is hoped that this will be largely in creased at the meeting on Monday. Ideal Restaurant Changes Hands The Ideal restaurant, which has had a successful run in this village, changed hands this week, Emory Greenwood of Greenbush township having purchased the business from Frank Henschel. Mr. Greenwood entered into possession yesterday. Frank Henschel and son, Earl, ex tend their thanks to the public for the liberal patronage received, and take this means of introducing the new proprietor as a man whom the patronr of the restaurant can depend upon to treat them right. School Entertainment On Thursday, April 27, an enter tainment will be given by the senior class of the high school at Brands' opera house. Music will be furnished by the high school orchestra. Teachers and pupils are putting forth their utmost efforts to formulate a program that will please. The proceeds of the entertainment will be devoted to de fray part of the expenses which will be entailed hy graduation. Your presence at the entertainment will be highly appreciated by the senior class. Firemen's Ball a Success, *!The *}*S3ML firemen's dance at Brands' opera house on Monday evening was well patronized and general satisfac tion was expressed with the music, which was furnished by Wilberg's or Carj 'fenestra of Anoka. A nice supper was served at Grow's restaurant and many partobk of the good things to eat. The firemen give but one dance a year and at that time they deserve to be generously patronized. Farm For Sale Eighty acres of good farm land in Isanti county, nine miles south of Princeton, forty acres under cultiva tion, balance timber. Cheap if taken soon. Inquire at Ben Hass at Hoff man's harness shop. mawwmw* 17-lfer 20, 1911. THE SESSION CLOSES Brief Review of Work of Minnesota Legislature by Geo. F. Authier of fllnneapolis Tribune. The Most Constructive Piece of Legis lation Passed Was the Good Roads Bill of R. C. Dunn. St. Paul, Minn., April 19.George F. Authier, in the Minneapolis Tribune, has the following to say re garding the legislative session which has just closed. Reviewing the ses sion of the legislature, Mr. Authier draws the conclusion that the present session has been devoted largely to political thunder-making rather than to constructive legislation. He says that the most constructive piece of legislation passed by the entire ses sion was the R. C. Dunn good roads bill, involving an appropriation of $150,000 and the submission of a con stitutional amendment for a one-mill tax which will eventually result in a network of good roads for the state of Minnesota. The session closed in a tumult after passing the constitutional amendment limiting repesentation from any county to seven, and after passing the Keefe bill applying the Oregon plan for the election of United States senators to Minnesota. Mr. Authier says: At the outset of the session came the re-election of United States Senator Moses E. Clapp. At the time of the last republican state convention the tariff bill, an unpopular measure in Minnesota, was being widely dis cussed. Senator Clapp had taken an insurgent attitude, and in order to bring about harmony the Eberhart people insisted upon the endorsement of Senator Clapp by the state conven tion. His election was a foregone con clusion. In spite of this it was neces sarily a tribute to the insurgents strength in Minnesota. Following the election of Senator Clapp and the refusal of men like Frank B. Kel logg and others to get into the senatorial race, senatorial politics began to look ahead two years hence, when Knute Nelson will be a candi date foe re-election. Previous to this John Lind of Min neapolis had played a strange game in Minnesota politics. Following his nomination for the governorship on the democratic ticket he had gone west, where he became inbued with the idea that the insurgent tendency exist ing in the coast states was a thing of the future. He insisted on committing his party to county option and went throughout the state saying that party platform pledges meant nothing and that the man and not the party was to be considered. This was in the face of the fact that his party had refused to declare for county option in its platform, and it was a well-known fact that his party was opposed to this form of sumptuary legislation. The assumption has been all along that Mr. Lind is, or will be, a candidate for the United States senate. This opinion is generally entertained in spite of the fact that Mr. Lind has said he is not a candidate for any office. At the opening of the session an im mediate plan was developed for the introduction of a bill which would in corporate as a Minnesota law what is known as the Oregon plan of electing United States senators. A bill of this character was introduced in the senate by Senator Works of Mankato. Senator Lende, an insurgent repub lican, introduced a similar bill, while Senator Murray, republican, intro duced a bill for the direct election of United States senators, his plan being that used in North Dakota. Following the introduction of the Lende bill, Representative Keefe, democrat, introduced an Oregon plan bill in the house, which was promptly, passed. Senator Works in the4 senate secured the substitution of the Keefe bill for his own and.had it placed at the head of %e senate calendar in ad vance of the,Lende bill. This is the bill that wasjpassed yesterday after noon by the seante, and if signed by the governor will become the Minne sota plan of electing United States senators. The Murray bill had origi nally passed the senate but was de feated in the house. The Oregon plan divorces the election of United States senators from partisan politics. It gives the minority party a decided advantage and its adoption is one of the many victories the democrats have accomplished this session. Its appli cation in Oregon resulted/in the elec tion of Senator Chamberlain, demo crat, by a republican legislature. It works out in this way: The ma-I ,^4 jerity party will always have more than one candidate, while the minori- VOLUME XXXY. NO. 17 ty party will center about one candi date. The result is that the majority^ party's vote is scattered, while the minority party's vote is concentrated. It means, assuming these conditions to pYevail, that the minority becomes the majority and the fewer people dictate the election of a United States senator to the greater number. The democrats in their plan to adopt the Oregon scheme, it is under stood, received the approval and aid of men like C. A. Congdon, Frank B. Kellogg, T. B. Walker, and others who are expecteed to become candi dates for the United States senate two years hence, and in whose pathway of ambition the hardy Norse figure of Knute Nelson looms in large propor tion. Governor Eberhart has given no sign that will indicate whether he il sign or veto this bill. The measure will probably be the test of nerve and courage which the present executive may or may not possess. Probably the measure upon which the legislature will be judged, and with special reference to the upper body, is reapportionment. The re publican party pledged itself to reap portion the state on the basis of popu lation in accordance with the consti tution. This pledge was for immedi ate reapportionment, which meant that the senators voting for it would vote themselves out of office. The Congdon bill was introduced in the house and largely through the influ ence of Speaker Dunn was passed hy an overwhelming majority. When it came to the senate trouble commenced. Governor Eberhart, elected on the re publican platform, used every effort to carry out the pledge of that plat form. The senate organization was opposed to him at the outset. Mem bers from the cities and from northern Minnesota professed to be for reap portionment, but with two or three exceptions few of them were heartily or sincerely for it. Senator D. M. Gunn of Grand Rapids is a notable exception to this hypothetical in dictment. Senator Gunn was heartily and wholly in favor of reapportion ment and had all the reapportion ment senators been as sincere as he, the platform pledge would have been adopted. Most of the democratic senators, ^comprising the brainiest portion of the upper body, are from southern Minnesota. They were heartily Opposed to any reapportion ment and succeeded in lining up re publican senators with them. The Congdon bill was defeated on the ground that it was unfair, but the real reason was, more likely, that it would vote the senators out of office. After having gone on record in this way, the senators could not con sistently see their way clear to vote any kind of a reapportionment bill to take effect now or later. Senators Moonan, Duxbury, Haycraft and Weis then introduced a constitutional amendment which would limit the number of senators from any county to six. This was introduced largely for the purpose of giving the senators an opportunity to allege as an excuse for not voting reapportionment that the constitutional amendment was pending and therefore they would not be justified in passing a reapportion ment measure until the people had de cided the question for themselves. Governor Eberhart, anticipating this move, secured the introduction of a bill in the name of Senator Hanson similar to a measure which purported to be under discussion, through the authorship of Clague and Rockne, but which had been unaccountably de layed. The only difference was that it declared for immediate reapportion ment. Contrary to the usual courtesy extended to bills emanating from the executive, objections were made that day by Senator Coller on the ground that the time had passed for the intro duction of bills and the objection was sustained by Lieutenant Governor Gordon. That night the anti-reap- portionment senators met and de cided to push the constitutional amendment. They brought it up the next day and passed it, later killing the Hanson reapportionment bill by a viva voce vote. The bill then went to the house, which* had previously passed the Congdon' reapportionment bill. In the meantime Speaker Dunn, following the publication of the Klemer charges, had changed front and had apparently joined the cry of the country against the city. Largely through his influence the bill passed the house after an, amendment had been passed increasing the number of senators from any county from six to seven. By this measure the man with the dinner pail, the man employed in fac tory and shop, the man in the office i th ator6 an i **J toe mult i Continued on Page 4. &