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R. G. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
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
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
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
Tige, it
the offi-
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
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.
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
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
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.,
S Ev a Foster
Jtten, foreign
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,
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.
20, 1911.
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
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-
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
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
By this measure the man with the
dinner pail, the man employed in fac
tory and shop, the man in the office
toe mult i
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