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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear.
'Princeton Again Meets Defeat, This
Time at the Hands of the Pow-
erful Mora Aggregation.
Game Was, However, a Close One Not-
withstanding Fact That Hand=
schau Pitched for Mora.
The "hoodoo" which seems to be
following the Princeton high school
team tagged the team over to Mora
last Saturday and hoodooed the team
so that they lost a close and exciting
game to the Mora aggregation by the
narrow margin of a score, the final
count being 1 to 2 in favor of Mora.
The Princeton team, accompanied
by a few loyal rooters, made the long
cross-country trip from here to Mora
in autos and landed at the grounds in
good physical condition. Mora went
right after the long end of the score
and, before they could be retired from
their first turn with the bat, they had
scored two runs, enough to win the
game, as it afterwards proved.
Princeton had failed to score in their
half of the first. Werntz was first
man up for Mora and was retired at
first on an easy infield grounder.
Woodbeck singled and Struble came
to the front with a safe wallop. With
these two men on bases Handschau,
captain, pitcher and just about two
thirds of the Mora team, drove a two
bagger to left field, scoring the two
men ahead of him. The side was
safely retired before further damage
could be done. Princeton got their
lone score in the second inning by
bunching two hits off Handschau and
a passed ball by Mora's catcher
which allowed R. Stay to score from
third base. After these first two
innings there was no more scoring by
either side. Princeton came near
putting the game in the bat sack for
keeps in the third inning and only a
lucky catch of a hard drive made by
Mora's right fielder saved the day for
the Kanabec county lads. Petterson
was first to bat in this inning and
stopped one of Handschau's fast
ones with his elbow and took first on
the play. Handschau then opened
up some of his reserve supply of
twisters and struck the next two
batters out. Umbehocker then got
free transportation to first and Berg
filled the bases by dropping a safe one
in back of second base. With two out
and three meu on bases "Murph"
Angstman came to bat. After swing
ing widely at two fast ones he slapped
the third ball pitched away to deep
right field. The fielder saw that the
ball was going to* go over his head
and started on the dead run in the
same direction that the ball was going
in Running in a rough field and in
the same direction as the ball was
going, the fielder flung up his hands
in a frantic grab for the ball just as
it went over his shoulder and pulled
it down by one of the luckiset catches
ever seen on a ball field, and one that
wouldn't happen once in a hundred
times. It was highway robbery of the
rankest kind and parted "Murph"
from a three-bagger which would have
scored three runs for Princeton and
would have won the game without a
doubt. This catch sent the Mora
crowd off into spasms of joy and
drove deep gloom over the Princeton
players, but the little "hoodoo" who
had followed the team over to Mora,
and who was hiding safely under the
Princeton bench, smiled a placid
smile at this Princeton hard luck and
said to himself, "Didn't I tell you
Handschau, who did the pitching
for Mora, is a wonderful little
twirler and a good all-around ball
player. His pitching was one of the
features of the game, as he struck out
15 and only allowed three hits, and
two of these were of the scratch
variety. He also drove in Mora's
two scores in the first inning with his
two-base wallop to left field. This
lad has been pitching great ball for
the Mora team this spring and has
been getting a large number of strike
outs in each game, and been letting
the opposing batters down with very
few bingles to safe territory. Hand
schau struck out 21 batsmen in a game
with Pine City and 18 in a game with
Milaca this spring. Princeton made
the best showing against him of any
team that they have so far played.
He has curves and speed, and seems
to know how to mix them up in game
winning mixtures.
The Princeton pitching department,
composed of "Cy" Robideau and
"Wallie" Berg, was somewhat out of
running order last Saturday, as both
flingers were suffering from sore
arms, a common ailment among ball
players in the spring of the year.
"Cy" started the game for Princeton
and after the first inning, in which
Mora collected three hits off his de
livery, he held the Mora sluggers safe
until the middle of the game, when he
asked to be retired in favor of Berg.
Berg, by good head work and some
fast work by his team mates, managed
to keep Mora from doing further
scoring and let them down without a
hit for the four innings he pitched.
J. C. King of Mora and W. C.
Doane of Princeton officiated as um
pires, and everyone seemed to be
satisfied with the way in which the
rules were interpreted. Score by
Princeton 01000000 01
Mora 20009000 x2
Struck out by Handschau 15, by Berg 2 by
Robideau 3 hits off Handschau 3, oft Robideau
in five innings 5, off Berg in 4 innings 0, Hand
schau passed 3 and hit Petterson
Joint Summer School.
A six-weeks' ]oint training school
for the counties of Mille Lacs and
Kanabec will commence at Milaca on
Monday, June 19, with the following
corps of instructors: J. C. Marshall,
Princeton, conductor J. N. Childs,
Preston W. N. Mandeville, Mora
Mary G. Fanning, St. Paul Fannie
Jacobs, Minneapolis. A special
teacher in sewing will also be as
signed for one week.
R. B. McLean of Fergus Falls was
at first selected by the state superin
tendent to conduct the school, but
County Superintendent Ewing re
quested that Mr. Marshall be ap
pointed, and his request was complied
with. No better man than Mr. Mar
shall, superintendent of the Princeton
public schools, could be found for the
Swampland Romance
The poorest tract may prove a fine
investment. A man bought a little
piece of swamp land for $11 once.
Eveybody said he was stung, and he
hadn't lived there over night till he
knew he was. Mosquitoes' Well,
kind neighbor told him that coal oil
would kill mosquitoes. So he bought
gallons of it, and poured it wherever
he thought they might be breeding.
A few days later a capitalist called
on him. Owner showed him over the
place, and in an hour the capitalist
had given him five times what he had
paid for the land. The investor won
and was happy. He wonders why the
capitalist is drilling wells ail over the
place now, but he is satisflad.Boston
O Olson Passes Away
T. O. Olson died at his home-on a
farm at Long Siding on Monday,
May 8, at 7 o'clock in the evening,
from pneuomnia. He was 40 years of
Funeral services will be conducted
by Rev. Larsgaard at the Woodward
Brook Norwegian church today at 2
p. m.
T. O. Olson was born in Norway
and came to America when 12 years
of age. He was unmarried and his
only relative in this country is i
sister, Mrs. Tingluff of Minneapolis
Ed Cilley on the Job.
Willis Foote having declined to
accept the village fire marshalship,
Ed Cilley has been appointed to the
office. On Monday Ed commenced
making a thorough search of cellars
and other places for inflammable
material and succeeded in discovering
large quantities, which he ordered re
moved immediately. He also gave
orders that two fire escapes be in
stalledone at the Odd Fellows' block
and another at Maccabee hall. Ed
Cilley is just the man for the office of
fire marshalhe can be depended
upon to faithfully perform his duties.
Tax Judgment Sale
The annual real estate tax judgment
sale was held at the court house on
Monday and between 750 and 800
tracts of land, described by forties,
were offered. Chas. Keith bid in a
large number of the tracts. G. H.
Gottwerth, Frank Goulding, Mattie
Esler, T. L. Wacholz and the Mille
Lacs Lumber Co. were the other
parties who bid in tracts.
Don't Stay Away.
Tomoirow and Saturday evenings
moving picture productions will be
presented at Brands' opera house with
an entire change of programall new
In consequence of a comedy drama,
"Indiana Folks," being billed for
May 20, there will be no picture show
next week.
The Cost of Clearing- Land.
We wish the unlamented Klemer, if
he is still on earth, could read that
dispatch from Grand Rapids, Minn.,
which the Herald published Saturday
night telling how three men cleared
thirty acres of cut-over land in Itasca
county and made it ready for the plow
at a cost of $248, or a little more than
$8 an acre.
Klemer, you may remember, is the
man who told the Minnesota legisla
ture that northern Minnesota would
never be fit to live in because it would I
cost $200 an acre to clear its cut-over
According to the story in the Herald
Saturday, which is of vital interest to
every dweller in northern Minnesota,
the land in question was "average
cut-over landprobably a little more
weathered than the average." Its
owners put a crew of men upon it, in
charge of a man experienced in the
use of dynamite, and the crew blew
out the stumps, grubbed out the
brush, filled the holes left where the
stumps were, and even removed the
stones, at a cost of $8.27 per acre.
We shall not attempt to convince
anybody that all cut-over land can be
cleared so cheaply. But we do wish to
offer that exhibit as an answer to the
ridiculous statement of the man
Klemer, and to add that even if it
costs five times as much to clear
northern Minnesota lands it still is a
highly profitable investment and will
work out vast profits to those who do
it and to the state as a whole.Du
luth Herald.
Village Council
At a meeting of the village council
last Thursday evening an ordinance
was passed giving the Eastern Min
nesota Power company the right to
enter this village for the purpose of
supplying ligfit, heat and power for
a period of 25 years at a stipulated
price, the company to use the streets
for its poles wheresoever it may deem
fit. The power plant of the company
is at Pine City and a cable will be
laid from that place. Attorney
Dickey reported that he had looked
up the law bearing on the matter and
found that the village council was
vested in the power GO grant such con
An ordinance was also passed regu
lating the hitching of horses on the
streets or at other places in the vil
It was decided to remove all arc
lights in the village excepting those
on Main street and the one at the
depot and to replace them with cluster
and bracket lights.
The council placed an order for 750
feet of Red Cross hose at one dollar
per foot.
There was a discusson as to the al
leged excessive prices fixed by the
commission for arc lights, water and
the use of hydrants, but no action was
How They Try Cases In Isanti
The district court at Cambridge
last week was quiet when compared to
the scene in Justice Morast's court in
Isanti Tuesday afternoon. Upon
complaint of Leonard Olund of Cam
bridge, charging abusive language,
Erick Norine, a carpenter, was
brought before Judge Morast at 2
o'clock and an adjournment immedi
ately taken for two hours. When the
case was again called W. D. Oleson
and N. J. Enquist appeared as at
torneys for the defendant and re
quested another adjournment, stating
that it was desired to secure the ser
vices of Clarence Darrow, the famous
criminal lawyer of Chicago, to defend
Mr. Norine. The request was
granted, and after the policeman and
the defendant had treated the crowd,
the case was dismissed, Mr. Olund
paying the costs of the action. The
only witness to the trouble was Per
Haglund, who had previously made
arrangements to leave for Sweden
early Saturday morning.Isanti
A. B. Whitcomb and Mrs. Ellen
Peterson were married at the home of
David Whitcomb in north Princeton
on Monday evening in the presence of
a few of the immediate relatives and
intimate friends. Rev. Goodell of the
Methodist church officiated. The
bride was attended by Mrs. Allen
Hayes and Lillian Whitcomb and the
groom by Archie Whitcomb and A.
Nygren. A gown of soft pink silk
was worn by the bride and the brides
maids were attired in white. The
flowers carried were roses. Mr. and
Mrs. Whitcomb left on Tuesday in an
automobile for St. Cloud, where they
will reside. The Union extends con
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princeton, Minn.,
May 8, 1911:
Mr. Henry Ackennann, Emael
Erickson, Mrs. Etta Lafinear, Mr. G.
A. Nelson, Miss Sarah Rollefson,
Margret Suenrer, Mr. C. H. Jr. Toe
liner. Please call for advertised let
ters. L. S. Briggs, P. M.
Old Soldiers, Attention!
All members of Wallace T. Rines
Post, No. 142, are requested to be
present at the regular meeting on
Saturday, May 13, at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon. Important business will
then come up for consideration.
I?. A. Lowell, Commander.
A- Z. Norton, Adjutant.
Exciting Time at Mozomonie Point
but Sheriff Shockley and His
Posse Win the Day.
Indians, Posted Behind Trees With
Guns, Threaten to Extermi-
nate Invading Forces.
Sheriff Shockley, assisted by 19
stalwart men armed cap-a-pie, suc
ceeded last Thursday in driving the
Indians40 bucks with their squaws
and familiesfrom the land which
they occupied at Mozomonie Point.
When the sheriff and his posse ar
rived at the place the bucks were pre
pared for war. They had taken up
positions behind trees on an eminence
and were resting their gun barrels be
tween the forks apparently awaiting
the order of Chief Wadena to pour
forth a volley of lead.
Undaunted by the hostile reception
the sheriff ascended the eminence and
gathered Wadena into his clutches.
He dragged the old chief down into
the valley and, upon his refusal to
order his warriors to drop their fire
arms, clapped the manacles onto him.
But not a shot was firedthe redmen
evidently awaited the word of com
mand. After parleying with Wadena
for upwards of an hour, the grizzled
old scalper, who had previously de
clared that he and his two sons would
never leave the land alive, decided
that discretion was the best part of
valor and weakened. He commanded
his men to throw down their arms and
promised that he and his tribe would
The manacles weie removed and,
after a short pow-wow, the Indians
made rapid preparations for their
exodus. And, true to his word, late
in the day the old chief and his tribe,
with their personal effects, moved
silently along in single file down the
trail until they found another tract of
land which suited their fancy. There
they settled down and will remain
until such time as the paleface owner
again drives them forth.
ZA. Former Princeton. Girl Wins Honors
J^iss Jessie Love's friends in
Princeton will be pleased to learn that
she has won one of the prizes offered
by the Huntsville, Ala., Times to the
most popular young lady in her dis
trict. This prize entitles her to a free
European trip. Miss Love was born
in Princeton, where she attended the
public schools and was a general
favorite with her classmates. In 1898,
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
Love, and her sister, Myrtle, she
moved to Huntsville, Alabama, and
continued her education. Upon grad
uating at the public schools of
Huntsville she took a business college
course and then secured a position
with Armour & Co., which she has
held four years. The Union con
gratulates Miss Love upon her suc
The Spanish Letter Swindle.
Many of our readers have doubtless
heard of the "Spanish letter swindle,"
wherein a man in Spain who pretends
to be wealthy claims relationship to
persons in the United States and asks
them to become the guardian of his
daughter, etc. The following is a
copy of a letter recently received by a
person in this village and is the first
of a series of artfully designed com
munications which the swindler mails.
Had this missive been answered an
other would have followed requesting
temporary financial aid. The police,
it seems, have never been able to run
down the perpetrators of these
Spanish letter swindles. The letter:
Castle fort of Alcoriza,
Spain, 17-4-1911.
Dear Sir and relative:
Having not the honour to know
you, but for the best references which
my dead wife your
relative gave me, who mentioning the
individuals of our family praised the
honesty and good quality that is dis
tinguix you, I address you for the
first time, and perhaps the last one,
considering the grave state of my
health, explaining you my sad posi
tion, and requesting your protection
for my only daughter 15 years old,
that I keep as a pensioner in the Col
lege of San Clemente.
Being a secretary and treasurer of
Mr. Martinez Campos in the last war
of Cuba, and deserving the confidence
of such as illustrion gentleman plac
ing my capital in public funds trans
actions so that I might make a bril
liant position for my daughter, whom
I love with pasion since her mother
died. Now my fortune increase fast.
Have been hapy had my protector
continued at the end of the campaign,
as no sooner was replaced by the
General Weyler that my misfortune
presented itself, as I could not suc
ceed in making him company to
Spain, and not being in my power to
see Cuba ruled by an adversary
politic, I joined the rebellion in be
half of the Republic, but as we were
victims of the greatest treason, I was
obliged to emigrate in English ground
taking along with me my money
valued to 32,000 sterling after hav
ing resided some time in London, I
received the sad news my wife had
died, leaving my dear daughter in
despair and without help, in this sad
situation I found myself in the ne
cesity of coming back to Spain to
help my daughter and bring her in my
company to your country. Before
starting considering as imprudence to
take along with this respetable sum of
money, I decided to place it in the
National Bank of England, against
an special private contract and only
as a deposit as it appears in the se
curity document payable to the
bearer, that the Bank gave me as a
guarantee which document I hidden
in a concealed hollow of my port
manteau, very well made, which the
most keenest eyes cannot find out.
Then very satisfied that the money
was in security, I started for Spain to
help my daughter, where I was dis
covered by the police, brought imme
diatly before the Government military
of Figueros, and condemned to 18
years military seclusion, destined to
undergo my condemn at this Castle,
where I bitterly suffer deprived of all
communication from outside. When
I was sentenced my equipage and the
portmanteau have been confiscated,
this embargo was made for the pay
ment of the costs of my process, but
paying this costs, this embai'go will
be raised. I am only visited by the
chaplain of this Castle, who besides
being my confessor is my best friend,
thanks to him that seeing my grave
state of health, I can write you this
As I am strictly watched for my
political enemies, you do not reveheal
to nobody the most insignificant de
tail of my serecy, I trust in your
discretion the future of my dear Ber
tha, and induces me the noble wish
pretendin your protection for she who
perhaps I may no be able to see her
again*- It you are disposed to be our
protector, I will call on a notary to
make my last will, appointing you her
guardian. I shall manage to send the
respectable chaplain with my dear
Bertha to your house, also the
equipages, we will act then accord
ingly for getting my capital will be
granted to my daughter, in my testa
ment, and a part besides for you and
your family, as as justly reward.
As it is prohibited to me to receive
any direct correspondence, I entrust
you in the case you accept the
guardianship please reply by cable to
the address of the servant of my pro
tector the chaplain, writing only in
your cable your address, (herewith
enough to know your help) makes
not your reply by letter because easy
to understand, and in the last term
for my broken state of health, if by
chance and in the unespected case you
were helpless to practice the guar
dianship of my daughter, it is my
desire that our relation more near
take the charge of the tutelage in this
case so use the names of your suc
cessor to execute my last will.
I remain your faithfully and rela
tive. Eurique Bayou.
Here is his cable address
(Spain) Valencia
tomas Pana
Lista telegrafos.
Fodder Corn.
The following article, written by A.
J. McGuire, superintendent of the
state experiment farm at Grand Rap
ids, will be of especial interest to the
farmers at this time, when another
dry season is threatened:
An acre of ground properly planted
to fodder corn may be made to yield,
under favorable conditions, from four
to six tons of cured fodder. This
fodder is nearly equal to tame hay in
feeding value for cattle.
Hay seldom yields more than four
tons per acre (two cuttings) and hay
land that has been in hay for over
two years commonly yields less than
two tons per acre.
High land that has been in hay for
over two years should be broken up
and planted to corn for fodder this
spring. If the season is dry (unfa
vorable for hay) the yield of fodder
will probably be four or five times as
much as the hay crop would be if the
land were left in hay.
In 1910 twenty acres of fodder corn
was grown on the experiment farm
and the yield, field cured, was five
tons per acre. It is recommended as
one of the most valuable crops that
can be grown where there is apt to be
a shortage of rough feed. During the
past winter farmers have bought hay
paying from $12 to $18 per ton. The
cost of growing an acre of fodder
corn, including the rent of land, is
only $10.52 per acre. With a yield of
four tons per acre the cost of fodder
corn would be only $2.63 per ton, a
very great difference between that and
the price of hay when bought on the
How to Grow Fodder Corn.The
old hay field, if not too low, will pro
vide the best field for fodder corn.
An application of manure will in
crease the yield. The soil cannot be
too rich for corn.
Plow medium to deep and disk and
harrow till the soil is thoroughly pul
Plant in rows 30 inches apart and
about six inches apart in the row.
The corn should be planted thickly
in the row so that the stalks will be
fine. When planted far apart in the
row the stalks will be coarser and
will not be eaten.
One half bushel of seed per acre in
rows 30 inches apart gives the fodder
corn a fine stalk and is about the
right quantity to plant.
Plant from May 20 to June 1. The
planting may be delayed till June 20,
and sometimes it may pay to put in a
crop even though it cannot be done
before the first of July, but the earlier
planting is best.
The fodder corn crop is fast gaining
favor in northeastern Minnesota.
Every farmer who gives it a fair trial
becomes a grower of fodder corn and
invariably a more prosperous farmer.
This spring the price of fodder corn
seed is from $2.50 to $3.00 per bushel.
When it is not handled on the local
market it can be bought from any of
the numerous seed houses advertising
in the agricultural papers.
It can best be ordered on short
notice through the local merchant
and, if not already provided, should
be ordered at once.
The variety used on the experiment
farm is Minnesota No. 13. Nearly
any of the northern grown varieties,
either in dent or flint, will give good
results for fodder corn.
If you have not grown fodder corn
give it a trial this season. It may be
planted on new breaking but will give
best results on land that has been
A Plea for Harmony.
It is unfortunate that friction should
have arisen between the village coun
cil and the water, light, power and
building commission. The best inter
ests of the village will suffer if such a
condition of affairs long continues.
Princeton is too small a place for two
governing boards to be working at
cross purposes. The rate of taxation
is abnormally high in Princeton vil
lage at present. What the taxpayers
want and will insist upon having is a
careful, economical and business-like
administration of the affairs of the
village on the part of the village
council and the commission as well.
Each and every member of the coun
cil and the commission should be in
terested in decreasing the indebted
ness of the village and at the same
time give us as good a light and
water service as possible. The streets
also need attention, and the bridges
across Rum river must be kept in
proper order. This can and must be
done without increasing the indebted
ness. On the contrary, with a reason
able tax levy, the indebtedness ought
to be decreased annually, until it is
finally canceled. The Union is in
terested in promoting the welfare of
the village. We are not interested in
the likes or dislikes of any man or set
of men. Let the unseemly bickering
cease. Let the members of the council
and the commission get together and
work for the best interests of all.
Death of Grace Sanborn
Miss Grace Sanborn, daughter of
Mrs. Rufus Sanborn, died at her
home in Baldwin on Monday evening
from tuberculosis, aged 17 years.
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Goodell of the Princeton
Methodist church yesterday afternoon
at 2 o'clock and the interment was in
the Baldwin cemetery. The obsequies
were largely attended by friends and
neighbors. Her mother three brothers
and four sisters survive her.
Grace Sanborn was a girl of sweet
disposition and thoroughout her ill
ness never complained of her suffer
ings. It is a pity that she was thus
taken in her youth, but the Lord
knows that which is best.
Hon Chas. N. Orr Visits His Old Home.
Hon. Chas. N. Orr, accompanied
by his wife and son Donald, came up
in his automobile from St. Paul
Saturday and remained until Monday
afternoon. Charles was the best liked
and the ablest member of the Ramsey
county delegation in the house. In
fact he was the most popular member
of the house, and his friends are
proud of the record he made. The
midway district made no mistake in
sending Mr. Orr to the legislature.

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