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IILACA VICTORIOUS Princeton Loses to Milaca in a Rat- tling Good Game Which Spun Out to Ten Innings. Closeness of Score, 3 to 2, Gives an Idea of How Hotly the Great Conflict Was Waged. The Princeton high school baseball team journeyed to Milaca last Satur day and, after ten of the hardest fought innings ever played on the Milaca diamond, finally lost the game to the Milaca team by the close score of 3 to 2. The closeness of the score gives a correct estimate of how hard the game was contested on both sides and shows the relative merits of the two teams in this particular game. The weather man was exceptionally generous last Saturday and favored the game with the finest spring day that he has seen fit to loose upon old Mother Earth this year. The sun was out niciely and warmed the air up to summer heat and thereby put ginger into the players of both sides. There was practically no wind and it was without doubt an ideal day for a baseball game. Evidently the team caught the spirit of the occasion for they pulled off a hummer of a ball game and kept the issue in suspense until the last half of the tenth inning. There was a fair-sized crowd present to enjoy the afternoon's sport, and a well-organized rooting brigade did valiant work for the Milaca players and kept up the excitement throughout the game. Princeton got busy right at the start and scored a run. Robideau was first man up and was thrown out at first on an easy infield grounder. Umbehocker had better luck and reached first on a scratch hit and then proceeded to steal second and third. Milaca's catcher let one of Sjostrom's fast shoots get away from him and Umbehocker scored. R. Stay and Caley struck out and re tired the side. Milaca made a real businesslike offer for the game right in the first inning and went Princeton one better in the run getting. Berg, who made his initial bow to the public as a high school twirler, was a trifle wild at the beginning of the game and had a hard time to locate the plate. He walked the first man up for Milaca, McGilvra. Mac then went to second on one of Berg's wild ones and then stole third. VanRhee hit to Caley at first, and Princeton's big first baseman let the ball get through him and McGilvra registered at the home plate. VanRhee finally worked around to third base and scored on Angstman's throw to third, which went away out to left field. Wills flew out to Petterson in right field. Harsh man struck out but Sjostrom got on via the scratch hit route. Berg made his third wild pitch and Sjostrom had scurried to second. A moment later he was caught trying to purloin third and the side was retired without further damage. For the next eight innings Berg held the Milaca batters safe and only three batters faced him in each of these in nings except the fourth, when Wills dropped a little Texas leaguer in back of second base which did no damage as far as getting more runs was concerned. He was pitching shutout ball and his team mates were giving him big league support, which made scores as scarce as mushrooms in a country hotel. Sjostrom for Milaca was working like a Christie Mathewson, and the Princeton batters could do nothing with his shoots until the fifth round. Angstman opened this round for Princeton with a corking single to left field and went safely to second on a wild pitch by Sjostrom. Berg dumped a sacrifice bunt down the first base line, and in the general melee which followed Berg was called out at first but Princeton's stocky catcher romped home safely with the tieing score. For the next four innings there was nothing doing for either side and the nine innings went by without either side being able to crowd over the winning run. Prince ton made a bid for the game in the tenth but was turned down by a nar row margin. Caley started the inning by driving a long fly to center field which was caught by the fielder. Angstman again brightened the Princeton outlook by poling out his second single and then stole second. C. Stay contributed a long fly to Milaca's left fielder and the skies darkened again. Berg contributed an infield fly that was safely garnered in, and Princeton's prospects of a score in this inning had gone glim mering. Wills opened for Milaca by driving a sizzling hot grounder down between first and second, which Robideau finally knocked down but could not recover in time to throw the runner out at first. Wills stole second while Berg was striking out Sjostrom. With one out Moore drove a safe to right centerfield and Wills scampered home with the winning run, and the "ding vas oudt," as the German says. 100010000 02 4 3 200000000 13 3 1 Princeton Milaca Batteries Berg and Angstman for Prince ton Sjostrom and McGilvra for Milaca struck out by Sjostrom 13 struck out by Berg 6 hits off Sjostrom 4, hits off Berg 3, bases on balls off Berg 2 Celebrate Wooden Wedding Twenty-four young married people and some single ones assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira G. Stanley on Saturday evening to as sist them in celebrating the fifth anni versary of their wedding. It was in deed a motley aggregationthe guests were arrayed in a variety of costumes and represented different races such as Indians, Chinamen, Zulus and whirling dervishes of the desert. Heine Plaas stood out very conspicu ously as the American fat baby boy. His habiliment consisted of an ab breviated frock, striped socks, cop per-toed shoes and bib and tucker. He sat in a high chairmade especi ally for the occasionand sucked a stick of red, white and blue candy. His face was a sight to behold, daubed all over with coloring. The evening was given over to fun and frolic, with a mock wedding in which Miss Rita Byers acted in the capacity of the village parson and tied the knot with a piece of binder twine. The presents received by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley were, of course, all of wood, such as Dutch shoes, axe handles, a cord of maple, an oaken bucket and miscellaneous other ar ticles. At 11:15 Mrs. Stanley served a splendid luncheon, and on the strike of 12 Ira chased the guests out of the house with an axe handle, as it is against his principles to desecrate the Sabbath. As the company proceeded homeward Heine Plaas was observed toddline along in the wake with piece of vari-colored candy still in his hand. Elections While You Walt. -Few citizens of Minnesotasrealize7 what they have lost by the defeat of the recall bill in the last legislature. We might have had elections every week until the next legislature met and repealed the act in hot and furi ous haste. We might have changed our gover nor with the changing seasons like our hats and underwear. If the re call applied to judges, we might juggle them in and out with such expedition that most cases would have to be de cided on the record by the successor of the judge who had heard the evi dence. Cities might shift mayors with such neatness and dispatch that by the time the act was repealed nearly every prominent citizen could write Former Mayor before his name. This whole business is so confusing that we frankly admit we do not know whether any recall law anywhere ap plies to senators and representatives in congress. Probably the national government would have something to say about that, and perhaps neither house would like to have members of important committees switched away in the very midst of considering weighty legislation. This is neither an exaggeration nor a joke. It is no laughing matter. They have the recall in the state of Washington. Tacoma has had five elections within a month, evidently on mayor, though you never can tell, and is going to have another next week on four city commissioners. Some of the expelled officers were a bad lot, but the new ones do not seem more satisfactory. We protest against ascribing this lightning change public opinion to woman suffrage. The women's clubs show no such fickleness.Minne apolis Tribune. Cemetery Association Needs Funds. At a meeting of the Oak Knoll Cemetery association at A. Z. Norton's residence last Friday even ing the following officers were elected: Mrs. Jaax, president Andrew Bullis, first vice president A. Z. Norton, second vice president Mrs. May Libby, secretary Mrs. Lillian Van Alstein, treasurer. While the meeting was very poorly attended, it is hoped that those who have relatives or friends buried at Oak Knoll will readily respond to the call for funds in order that the grounds may be put in presentable shape for Memorial day and kept in good order during the summer. Mrs. Lillian VanAlstein, the treasurer, will gladly receive all contributions, and respectfully asks that they be sent in without delay. OPINIONS OF EDITORS And Col Neff Practices It. To make others happy is the only genuine happiness in this world. Lake Crystal Union. J* $- Flay Ball! A rank insurgent is just as detri mental to progress as a rank stand patter. A little less bleacher play and more attention to the home plate is what the people want.Walker Pilot. much Ado About Nothing. We .notice that a little paper up state has complained several times that its best editorials are exten sivley copied without the proper credit. Bub we are served worse than that, for some of our best editorials are never copied at all.Prison Mir ror. Grave Will Be Kept Green Meanwhile the people of northern Minnesota have planted forget-me nots and rue on the grave of the re apportionment bill which was so brutally murdered by the cowardly assassins of the legislature of 1911, and these same people will see that the grave is kept green. Good Joke on Boutell Minister Boutell, formerly a con gressman from Chicago, went to Por tugal to get far, far away from the initiative, referendum and recall, and then the president transferred him to Switzerland, where these children were born and brought up. Maybe this is Mr. Taft's idea of a joke. Minneapolis Journal. Knute is for Nelson All the Time, Senator Nelson has presented a number of amendments to the Cana dian reciprocity agreement, any one of which, if adoptted, would defeat the agreement. The senator says they are in the interest of the farmeryes, to enhance Farmer Nelson's chances for securing the farmer vote for re election.St. Cloud Times. All itIeh.t for Breakfast Food. Ttifetowirof-Rea Lake Falls in this state is to have a mill that will pro duce flour, feed and lumber. That will be all right if the owners do not mix too much sawdust in the feed and flour. Up to a certain percentage it may be all right beyond that the food stuff loses much of its nourish ment value.Mississippi Valley Lumberman. $- Feared Public Opinion The News thinks that no public man is honest who isn't willing to leave any public proposition to the vote of the people. It is understood that the friends of Senator Knute Nelson have been exerting strong in fluence with Governor Eberhart to have him veto the Keefe bill. The governor would be very glad to have vetoed the measure, but he still has a wholesome fear of Mr. Public Opinion.Wilkin County News. $- S* Too many Grafters. All kinds of theories are advanced as to why farming is not more profit able, and why the man who works for wages only gets a bare living. One reason not generally advanced accounts for a good deal of the trouble on both sides. There are too many grafters between the producer and the final consumer. The farmer raises 65 cents' worth of produce but gets only 35 cents for it because the middlemen take the other 30 cents. The laborer pays $1 for it, 35 cents more than it is worth, because the same middlemen make him do it. The farmer pays the go-between 30 cents and the laborer pays him 35 cents for his trouble, a tribute of 65 cents for every dollar in goods handled. The moral is to get the producer and con sumer to deal direct. Then the farm er would get the 65 cents that he should have, and the consumer saves the 35 cents that he now pays to the rake-off chaps.Litchfield Indepen dent. Farming for College Men. James J. Hill believes a rich oppor tunity awaits college men who take up scientific farming. In an article which appeared in the Yale News last week he says: "It seems probable to me that there are a good many hundred university graduates in this country every year who would be better off if they had shaped their studies with a view to agricultural industry and had taken their diploma straight to the farm. There is not and never will be any over-supply of educated farmers. At the same time the man with a uni versity deducation, supplemented by PRINCETON, MELLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1911. just such practical instruction as he would feel essential to any other oc cupation, is certain of success on the farm in proportion to his ability and "industry. I do not think of any other occu pation of which these sweeping asser tions can be made. I do not know of any in which it is more possible to continue in connection with the main business of earning a living than the enrichment and enlargement of the mind which is the best gift of uni versity life and its proper, although seldom realized, continuation after the university has been left behind. "Except for those who have made the acquisition of wealth and power their definite aim in life, I think the farm offers advantages superior to those of business or the professions." Assessors of Connty Mret. On Thursday the assessors of Mille Lac\? County met at the county audi tor's office to get their supplies and receive instructions in the duties re quired of them. They were addressed by County Auditor Doane, Assistant County Auditor Peltier and R. C. Dunn. There was but one assessor absentWalter Hallstrom of Bogus Brook. Those in attendance were as follows: Township AssessorsT. E. Potts, Isle Harbor J. T. Rogers, Kathio Peter Sehlin, East Side E. E. Price, Onamia Ed Bauer, South Harbor Andrew Anderson, Hayland Chas. Vigstrom, Borgholm Geo. Mattson, Milaca G. C. Evanson, Milo James KeneSy, Greenbush: Aug. F. Meyer, Princeton Axel Broman, Page. Village AssessorsAlfonzo How ard, Princeton C. H. Foss, Milaca R. E. Harrington, Onamia A. D. Jenkins, Foreston. Clean Up at Once A portion of the garbage has been removed from the alleys but in no respect has there been a general .clean up In some places there are big piles of ashes mixed with putridity which would make a paradise for all sorts and conditions of germs in the hot weather, to say nothing of its attrac tiveness for swarms of flies. May 1 was tne last day designated by the street commissioner for people to clo^a up or abide the consequences, .pi h^ingthe rubbish removed by the village and of paying for the same. A respite of five days has, however, been given to delinquents and, if they possess any civic pride, value their health and have any respect for their neighbors, they should make haste to remove the filth, some of which has been accumulating for years. Could Be Made Beauty Spot The court house grounds in this vil lage could be converted into one of th prettiest parks extant, but it would take considerable money to accom plish it. There are plenty of fine shade trees on the grounds, and flower gardens could be laid out here and there which would transform the property into a veritable beauty spot. But it would be necessary, first of all, to fence in the land, which would pre vent people from crossing it in every direction and thus making zigzag paths and destroying the grass. Yes, the court house grounds could be transformed into a beautiful park. Conductor McDermott Transferred A. F. McDermott, for over eight years passenger conductor on the Great Northern road running through this village, has been assigned to a run on the main line, between St. Paul and Fargo. While the salary is the same the run is a more desirable one. Mac is a good natured, jovial cuss, at all times polite and accommo dating, and consequently he has made hosts of friends in the towns through which he passed on his regular trips. We are sorry that Mac decided to ac cept another runwe shall miss his kindly greeting and his original fish stories. The Oldest Dog in the State? The oldest dog in Princeton, and probably in the state, is Jim, owned by Robert Clark, janitor at the court house. "Jim," said Mr. Clark a day or two ago, "is at least 20 years old." The dog looks like a cross be tween a sky terrier and a wildcat and is as active and playful as a pup. He is very intelligent, performs all sorts of tricks and is indeed a wonder for a dog of his years. The only indica tion of old age betrayed by Jim is the fact that he has lost some of his teeth and is beginning to show traces of grey in his otherwise black coat. New Harness Shop. Come and see me at my new store in the Towasend building, next to Moeger's tailor shop. There you will find first-class harness and horse furnishings of every description at reasonable prices. Repairing neatly and expeditiously executed. William Neely. MRS. MUDGETT DEAD She Was the Widow of Former County Auditor I. S. Mudgett and an Old Settler of Princeton. Funeral Services Held at Family Resi- dence on Tuesday and Obsequies Were Largely Attended. Mrs. Miretta Mudgett, widow of the late Isaiah Mudgett, died at her home about a mile northeast of Princeton, on Thursday evening, April 27, at 6:30 o'clock. Her death was directly due to pneumonia, by which she was attacked five days previous to the time when she passed away. It was ac celerated, however, by heart disease, from which she had suffered for sev eral years'. Rev. Goodell conducted funeral services at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and in his ser mon paid a deserving tribute to the good woman whose spirit had been called on high. Selections were sung by a quartet consisting of Mrs. Caley, Mrs. Briggs, Guy Ewing and Claude Briggs, Miss Verna Townsend ac companying them on the organ. Many people attended the obsequies at the residence and the funeral pro cession to Oak Knoll cemetery was a long one, showing the high esteem in which Mrs. Mudgett was held by her friends and neighbors. Numerous beautiful floral tributes covered the casket in which all that was mortal of Mrs. Mudgett reposed. The pallbearers were W. H. Town send, Solomon Long, G. A. Eaton, F. M. Campbell, R. D. Byers and C. A. Dickey. Mrs. Mudgett, whose maiden name was Northway, was born at Orwall, Ashtabula county, Ohio, on December 12, 1843. She left there in 1863 and came to Minnesota, first taking up her residence in Northfield. In 1866 she filed on a homestead in Milo town ship, which she disposed of later. She was married in the village of Princeton in 1867 to Isaiah Mudgett, who for many years was auditor of Mille Lacs county and who died in 189& Ia4882~she moved-isos* the vil lage of Princeton to a farm a mile northeast of here, and there continued to live until the end came. Two sons and three daughters survive her, viz., Harold Mudgett, Milaca Isaiah Mudgett, Princeton Mrs. Jas. A. Williams, Los Angeles, Cal. Mrs. John Thoma and Mrs David John son, Princeton. She also leaves eleven grandchildren, five brothers and one sister. The brothers and sister are: P. I. Northway, Orwall, Ohio Joseph Northway, Forsythe, Mont. Eli Northway, Pleasant Lake, N. D. Myron Northway, Milo M. C. Northway, Foreston, and Mrs. Walter Babb, Deer Park, Washington. Three of her brothers, P. I., Myron and M. C. Northway, were present at the obsequies. Mrs. Mudgett's taking away has caused sorrow in the community where she resided. She was a kind, noble woman, beloved by all who knew her. Poor Farm Site Selected. The county commissioners, after viewing a number of tracts of land available for poor farm purposes, have closed a deal for 153 acres be longing to A. B. and Gust Gramer in sections 3 and 4, township of Green bush. The price agreed upon was about $39 per acre. The question of purchasing a site and establishing a county poor farm had been under discussion by the commissioners for several months. They visited poor farms in adjoining counties, made full inquiries as to their operations and, from the in formation obtained, came to the con clusion that it would be to the best interests of the taxpayers of Mille Lacs county to establish such an in stitution. Not, however, until they had ascertained the sentiment of the taxpayers, by having them vote upon the proposition at the last election, did the commissioners decide to estab lish a poor farm. Work on State Road No. 6 Commenced. Acting under instructions from the State Highway Commission, County Surveyor Chapman has surveyed and established the grade on State Road No. 6 from the village limits to the Henry Holthus corner, a little over a mile. The road will be straightened up in places and the hill opposite the Coates place will be cut down. A crew of men will commence work on the grading today. When the grading is completed a thin coating of clay will be applied, upon top of which will be spread a coating of crushed granite from four to eight inches deep which will be surfaced with fine gravel VOLUME XXXV. NO. 19 and rock dust. Assistant State Engi neer Mullen was up from St. Paul yesterday, and went over the road. He and Mr. Chapman also conferred together and it was arranged that an expert road builder would be here next week to take active charge of the work of improvementthe state furnishes the expert under the pro visions of the Dunn road law and pays his expenses. Mr. Mullen also promised that enough rock would be forthcoming to give the road a coat ing six inches deep on an average and 16 feet wide from the village limits to the Holthus corner. The piece of road in question is the most traveled of any leading into Princeton. When the improvements are completed it will be a fine stretch of road and now it is almost impassable. It is esti mated that the cost will exceed $2,000, but the improvements will be worth five times that amount annually to the farmers who are obliged to haul their produce over it to town. A Delightful Entertainment The entertainment given by the high school senior class on Thursday evening of last week was a very ex cellent production, the selections by the string band as well as the vocal numbers being of a high order. Mrs. Caley sang two pretty solos, and the children from the Whittier school, in the Maypole dance, acquitted them selves remarkably wellthe little ones are entitled to more than passing notice. The entertainment was given for the purpose of raising funds to partially defray the expenses inci dental to graduation, and the class re ceived a fairly good patronage, of which it is well deserving. Rev O'Connor Will Lecture Rev. Father O'Connor of Chicago, who was a guest of Rev. Father Lev ings for several days,, left on Tues day morning's train. He is a gentle man whom it is a pleasure to meet. Father O'Connor will return to Princeton the latter part of the month and on the morning of Sunday, May 28, will deliver a Memorial address to the old soldiers at St. Edward's Catholic church. Upon the evening of the same day he will lecture at the opera house and take for his subject, "Kindness." Father O'Connor has the reputation of being a very able and eloquent speaker. Memorial Day Observance It is time that initial steps were taken in organizing a citizens' com mittee for the purpose of making preparations for a befitting ob servance of Memorial day. The old soldiers expect this much of the citizens, and it is but right and proper that the people should take the burden off the veterans' shoulderssee that the details of the observances are ar ranged. The Women's Relief corps meets tomorrow to prepare their part of the program. Dlbblee-Dibblee. On Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'olock Oliver Dibblee of Bruno was married to Mrs. Augusta Dibblee at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schilling in Princeton township. Rev. I. N. Goodell officiated and the witnesses were Otto and Lena Manke. A wedding supper, reception and dance followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Dibblee will make their home for the summer on a farm which the groom owns in Isanti county. Class Honors. The class honors for the class of 1911 have been announced and are as follows: First place, Harold Caley, average standing 88.42 second place, Mar jorie Dickey, average standing 87.15 third place, Arthur Dahlberg, aver age standing 86.80. Commencement will occur on Friday evening, June 2, and the commencement address will be delivered by Rev. S. M. Rice of Duluth. Counting the Mall. In accordance with orders from headquarters Postmaster Briggs is counting every piece of mail which goes through the postoffice and keep ing a record of the time it takes to handle it. Such record will have to be kept throughout the month of May. Another fad of the postoffice depart ment. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Mrs. Chas. Rudolph of Elk Rivert who came to the hospital last week suffering from blood poisoning caused by an accidental wound in the hand, is convalescent. Clara Henschel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Henschel, who was operated upon Monday for acute appendicitis, is progressing favorably toward recovery. Mrs. L. A. Morgan of Foreston, who underwent a surgical operation on Mondayu is doing well.