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Princeton High School Team Wallops
Cambridge on Its Own Dia-
mond to Tune of 7 to 5.
Foley Comes to Princeton and is Com- a
pletely Knocked Out by a Nine
Picked Up About Town.
The hoodoo which had attached it
self to the Princeton baseball team
found the journey to Cambridge last
Saturday not to its liking and got lost
in a sand bank somewhere between
here and Cambridge. The team cele
brated the loss of their "jinx" by de
feating the Cambridge team 7 to 5 on
a wind and sand swept diamond which
made baseball anything bub enjoy
able. The weather could nob dampen
the ardor of the high school teams
and rooters, however, and the sport
went on just as if the weather man
had furnished an ideal day for the fes
tivities. Verily this high school
spiritor call it what you will is a
wonderful thing.
Chouinard attempted to pitch for
the Cambridge team but was pounded
out of the box in the very first inning,
being replaced by Larson. CJmbe
hocker started the game by striking
out and Berg was thrown out at first
by Chouinard. Robideau singled and
stole second. Angstman drove out
another single, scoring Robideau.
C. Stay was safe at first on an error,
Angstman stole third and scored on a
wild pitch. R. Stay turned the
brotherly love trick and hit out a
bingle that scored his brother. Caley
was hit by a pitched ball and went to
first and immediately purloined
second. Petterson hit a hot one to
Dahlgren down the first base line, but
he recovered the ball in time to retire
the side. Cambridge scored two runs
in their half of the first inning.
Oman started the ball by a safe drive
over second and then stole second and
third. 'Cy" tightened up and struck
Dahlgren out. Chouinard was safe
at first on a close decision on an in
field grounder which scored Oman.
Starkey went out, Robideau to Caley.
Larson broke into the game with a
safe clout, scoring Chouinard but R.
Stay put a sudden quietus on the ex
citement by throwing Olson out at
first. Satisfied with their lead of one
run the Princeton aggregation quieted
down for the next three innings and
failed to score, although "Murph"
Angstman tried to start things in the
third round by hitting safe and steal
ing second with only one out. Lar
son objected to any further casualties
and struck the Stay brothers out in
succession. Briggs also tried to
start things in the fourth by cracking
out a clean two-bagger, but his team
mates would not come to his rescue
and he died on bases for want of a hit
of some kind to score him. But these
desperate efforts eventually bore fruit
and in the fifth Princeton garnered in
three more tallies. Berg went out by
the shortstop to first route, Robideau
poled one through Chouinard at third
and then purloined second. Angst
man flew out to Starkey and it began
to look as if the storm was over. C.
Stay contributed a single and Robi
deau beat it for home. R. Stay hit
one through the short stop position
and all hands were safe. Caley
dropped a hot one through Starkey
and the Stay brothers romped home
with two scores. Petterson wound up
the outbreak by going out, Starkey
to Dahlgren. Princeton added one
more for good measure in the seventh,
Robideau, Angstman and C. Stay
hitting safe for a total of one run.
Cambridge started a rally in the
seventh inning, which netted them one
score. Their stock took another jump
in the eighth, when the crowd started
some real small town rooting and,
aided by a few rather strained de
cisions by the umpire, the Cambridge
cohorts proceeded to count two runs
without a single hit. This brought
the score up to 5 to 7 and the crowd
was now on edge for the ninth inning,
hoping that their favorites would
win the game in the home stretch.
Princeton did nothing in their half of
the ninth, and when Cambridge came
to bat in the last half of the ninth
they needed two runs to tie and three
to win the game. By this time
crowd was on its feet and doing
prettiest to rattle "Cy" anfl his team
mates. Cy refused to rattle, how
ever, and caused a dark and solemn
gloom to settle down over the congre
gation by striking out the first three
batters who faced him in the ninth
inning. Score by innings:
al put of at point out,
Doane Smith ss
Mallette, 2b
Cotten, If
McVicar, rf
Robideau, Hull, cf.
Shaw 3b
Princeton 30003010 07 11
Mora 20000012 05
3 4
Hits, off Cnoumard in 1 inning 3, off Larson
in 8 innings 8 off Robideau 3 struck out, by
Chouinard 1 by Larson 8, by Robideau 9 hit
by pitched ball Caley Robideau issued
two passes
Next Saturday the Princeton high
school team plays the fast Elk River
team a return game on the Princeton
grounds. This will be some kind of
a contest as these two teams battled
for 10 innnigs to a 3 to 3 tie in
early part of the season and, as
second game decides the tie,
teams will be out to win.
In a weird exhibition of the nation-
J-i a ^-a^A^Sd^^is^^MZa^^
pastime the Princeton village team
a crimp in the baseball ambition
the Foley Merchants last Sunday
the local fair grounds and, at the
where the scorer's pencil wore
the score was 18 to 1. The fea
tures of the game were the pitching of METHODISTM.
Robideau, who really was entitled to 5^7
a shut out. and the heaw hUMn* nf
shut out and the heavy hitting of
the Princeton team, topped off with a
home run by "Skinny" Mallette in
first inning with two men on
Following is the lineup and
the bases. score:
Rundell, Murray lb
Murn, 2b
Scott, ss
Moore 3b
Howe cf
Singerfellovr, If
Fauquette rf
0 3
1 2
0 10
3 3
0 1
0 2
0 1
0 2
1 0
State News.
Nicholas Kirsch, a veteran of the
civil war, died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Frank Brown, in St.
Cloud last Friday. He was 83 years of
age and a member of McKelvv post,
G. A. R.
The Minnesota rate case involving
the constitutionality of the order of
the state railroad and warehouse com
mission, reducing passenger and
freight rates in the state, was on
Monday docketed in the supreme
court of the United States and a mo
tion to advance filed by counsel for
the railroads. The railroads attack
the 2-cent fare rate and the rate estab
lished April 18, 1897, reducing rates
on lumber, coal and livestock.
Ohio and Triumph seed poatoes for
sale. Geo. E. Rice & Co. 21-2tc
Church Topics ae
2 1
0 2
2 0
1 2
1 2
0 1
0 0
0 0
31 1 5 24 11
5 0
Total 47 IS 12 2? 11 2
Foley 00000010 0- 1
Princeton 52020135 x-18
Home run Mallette 3 base hit, Murn, 2 base
Angstman 2, Cotten base on balls, off
"Walter, 3 hit by pitched ball Smith and Mc
Vicar, struck out by Walter, 2 by Robideau, 6
Umpire, Gouldmg
New Acts Relating to Schools
Poverty is no longer an excuse for
the nonattendance at school of chil
dren under 16. The amended truancy
law passed at the recent session of the
legislature leaves out the poverty
clause, under which a child might be
excused from school on the ground
that its labor was necessary to sup
port the family. This information is
carried in a pamphlet just sent to
school superintendents and school
officers by the state board of public
instruction. The bulletin gives the
gist of a number of important acts
which were passed by the recent legis
lature relating to education.
The bulletin has much to say re
garding the Holmberg act, which reg
ulates the consolidation of rural
school districts. The act provides
that on a petition signed by 25 per
cent of the freeholders in each district
a meeting shall be called to vote on
their consolidation. A majority vote
of that meeting is required to effect
the consolidation. Three classes of
districts are provided. Class A dis
tricts must include eighteen sections,
have four rooms, eight months'
school and special instruction in
agriculture. They will receive $1,500
state aid. Class districts must
have buildings of three rooms and re
ceive $1,000 state aid. Class dis
tricts need only include twelve sec
tions and have two rooms, and these
will receive $750. In addition, the
state may pay 25 per cent of the cost
of a building, not exceeding $1,500.
The Mattson law, classifying rural
schools for state aid. is explained.
The principal change is the addition
of schools having only seven months'
school and employing a teacher with
second-grade certificate. They will re
ceive $75 state aid. "The general re
sult of providing state aid for a seven
months' school." the bulletin says,
"should be to induce all schools here
tofore having six months to provide a
seven months' term, as well as to en
courage a large number of those hav
ing only five months to raise their
term to seven.
The Kunze act, requiring uniform
prices for textbooks, is also ex
plained. Under it lists must be filed
by each company with the state super
intendent and bonds given to furnish
the books at the list price. The com
panies must also guarantee that the
price in Minnesota shall not be higher
than in any other state. The act
takes effect Aug. 1.
The summary of appropriations
sbows that the legislature allowed
$5,507,474 for support of education in
the state for the next two years, com
pared with $3,199,396 for the two years
just closing. The big increase was in
common school aid, from $920,388 to
$2,130,875. The department of public
instruction was increased from $35,500
to $64,200. The normal schools were
raised from $647,975 to $697,009 and
the university, agricultural school
and various branches, including new
buildings, is increased from $1,595,533
to $2,615,390. Of this amount $219,-
500 is in appropriations for the new
branch school at Morris.
Next Sunday, May 21, services will
be held in Saron church Greenbush,
at 10:30 a. m. Sunday school at 9:30.
Afternoon services will be held in
Emanuel church, Princeton, next Sun
day at 3 p. m.
Services will be held in Livonia
church on Thursday, May 25, at 10:30
a. m.
The Ladies' Aid society of Livonia
church will meet with Mrs. Mod on
Thursday, May 25, at 2 p. m. All
are cordially invited to attend.
George Phillips
The Waterville Sentinel speaks in
high praise of Mr. Phillips, charac
terizing him as a truly good citizen
and a man whom bhe city could illy
afford to lose.
Pointers From Highway Commission
County Auditor Doane has received
a letter from the state highway com
mission from which the following im
portant information, self explanatory,
is reproduced:
I wish to call your attention to Sec.
12 of Chap. 33, General Laws 1911.
You will notice that, in addition to
work on state roads, the assistant en
gineers are required to advise and
consult with town and county boards,
and give them whatever aid they can
in the laying out and construction of
all roads, and are also required to
examine all contract work for the
towns and counties, when the
exceeds $200, before payment
made on same.
The aim of this office is to aid
road authorities in getting the very
best work for the least money, and
we want you to co-operate with us to
that end.
This office, or the assistant engi
neers, will have no authority in des
ignating the location or amount of
work to be done, as that is the duty
of the county and town boards,
we would suggest that the greater
of the work on which state aid is
be claimed be in amounts over $200,
and of such a character that the ad
visability of high class and finished
work would be demonstrated.
The letter bears the signature
Geo. W. Cooley, state engineer.
R. S. Chapman of Princeton is
district engineer for the counties
Mille Lacs and Kanabec.
5nndy and Weekday
district superinten
dent, will preach. Sunday school at
12 m., Epworth league at 6:30 p. m.
There will be no evening service in
consequence of the baccalaureate ser
mon, which will be delivered by Rev.
Father Levings in the opera house at
8 p. m.
George Phillips, brother of Mrs.
Wesley Page of Princeton, a short
mention of whose death was made in
last week's Union, died on Monday,
May 8, at Waterville, Maine, from an
ailment of the brain, which was ac
celerated by his being scalded by
steam while at work.
He was born at Winslow, Maine,
July 21, 1842, and was the son of
George and Eliza Furber Phillips.
He passed his early life in the vicinity
of his birthplace and, when the civil
war broke out, enlisted Company
G, Eleventh Maine infantry. He was
a brave soldier, and upon his dis
charge papers are enumerated 52 entwo
gagements in which he participated.
In one he was wounded and ordered
to the rear, but refused to go, pre
ferring to remain on the firing line as
long as he was able to so do. He en
listed on August 1, 1863, and was
honorably discharged on February
2, 1866, with the rank of sergeant.
After the war he worked for a short
time in the mills at North Vassilboro,
and then took up work on the rail
road, at first as fireman and then as
engineer, eventually becoming the
most expert engineer running between
Bangor and Portland. He was later
appointed traveling engineerthe
first man to occupy that position on
the Maine Central. He eventually be
came superintendent of the European
& North American road. For the
past 13 years he was employed in
the setting-up department of the
Maine Central repair shops at Water
ville. He was a Mason of high stand
ingbeing a member of the Royal
Arch and a Knight Templar. He was
also a member of the Grand Army of
the Republic. He leaves a wife and
three children, two brothers and twofraying
sisters, one of the latter being Mrs.
Wesley Page of Princeton.
can be
to of
Auction Sale.
A public sale will be held on the
old Sam Clark farm, 1 miles south
west of the Wheeler school house, on
the Santiago road, on Thursday,
May 25, commencing at 1 p. m., when
one bay mare, two good milk oows,
wagon, buggy, harness, farm ma,-
chinery, household furniture and
other effects will be offered for sale.
M. Orahood, Owner.
Schuyler Hoyt, Auctioneer,
G. A. Eaton, Clerk. 1-tp
W. F. Jamieson, the noted free
thinker, is in town this week visiting 5
his old friend, S. M. Byers.
Hen Webster was in town on Tues
day and says the1
West branch drive
is coming right along in fine shape.
A ride over the sandy roads be
tween Princeton and Elk River leads
one to devoutly pray for the early
completion of the railroad.
The rear of the West branch drive
cleared the railroad bridge at Bridg
man last evening and the logs have
commenced to run into the mill pond,
miles above this village.
Will Townsend is married at last.
The happy event occurred out in Da
kota last week. The bride is the
oldest daughter of Judge Joseph
Leavitt, a former well-known resident
of this place.
Chas. Van Wormer of the Cam
bridge Press, accompanied by his
better half and little son, spent several
days visiting Princeton friends last
week. All their old acquaintances
were glad to greet them.
There will be no trouble in securing
the right of way for the railroad
through this village. Any talk to the
contrary is nonsensical. Of course
the railroad company expects to pay
a reasonable compensation to proper
ty owners. Mr. Hill does not want
something for nothing.
The Grand Army boys are making
extensive preparations for the obser
vance of Memorial day in this vil
lage. It might be well to remark that
the Grand Army post here is poor and
that the general public will be ex
pected to contribute a little toward de
the necessary expenses for
speaker, music, etc.
George Staples, who has been at
work in the i on office for the past
nine weeks, left for his home at Elk
River on Monday. George is one of
the smartest, best-natured and most
genial printers that ever stuck type in
this office. By and by we hope busi
ness will improve and justify us in
employing George permanently.
School Report
Report of Battle Brook school for
month ending May 5, 1911: Present
evey day were Hazel Durbin, Victor
Daml Warren, Lulu and Gordon
Brown Annie. Ena and Ella Matt
son Emma, Hilda and Sophus Nel
son, Harold and Lillian Pederson,
Gust and Flora Pope and Vera Wer
gin. Present every day in year end
ing on above date were Annie and
Ena Mattson of last term Emma and
Hilda Nelson and Vera Wergin.
Rank in scholarship for the month,
Annie Mattson, first Emma Nelson,
second Ena Mattson, third. For the
year, Annie Mattson, first: Emma
Nelson, second Earl Durbin, third.
Primary work for month and year,
Ella Mattson, Ernesta Jesmer and
Vera Wergin. Prize winners in spe
cial exercise in each class on last day
of school were Gordon Brown, Ella
Mattson, Bertha Hanson, Ernesta
Jesmer, Sophus Nelson and Earl
E. B. H. Jorgensen, Teacher.
School Report
Report of Freer school for month
ending May 12, when the term ended:
The pupils perfect in attendance were
Agnes, Max and Anton Betzler
Florence and Ethel Teutz, Carl and
Walter Larson, Fred Stello and Alice
Peterson. Those who attended 19
days were Blanche, Oliver and
Theodore Burke John and Oscar
Olson, Harold and Walter Wesloh and
Will Peberson. Ethel and Florence
Teutz atbended every day during the
school year. Ida May Schmidt,
Fine Young Horses.
I have some fine horses at my barn
sound, young animals suitable for
farm or general purpose work. You
will probably never again be able to
obtain horses of this sort at so low a
price as these are being offered for.
Call at the barn and size them up.
3-tfc Aulger Rines.
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flavored leaf tobacco, to which is added only such in-
gredients as are component parts of natural leaf tobacco
and absolutely pure flavoring extracts. The Snuff Pro-
cess retains the good of the tobacco and expels the
bitter and acid of natural leaf tobacco.
AMERICAN SNUFF COMPANY, 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
For a Quick and First-Class Repair 3
Job on Your Automobile
Go To The 3
Princeton Auto Co
R. J. DOW, Manager
Exclusive Agents for Buick Automo
biles and Dahl Punctureless Tires
I Garage Next to Postoffice
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O. H. UGLEM, President
CHAS D. KALIHER, Treasurer
Insurance in Force $1,300,000
Average cost to members but one-half of that charged by old line
companies. For further information write
J. A. Erstad, Secretary Freer, Minn.
Dealvr i
Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard,
Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
Both Telephones.
Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn
Job Printing and Job Printing
two kinds of Job Printingtnat which is neat and
artisti and that which possesses neither of these qualities. The
Princeton Union makes it a point to turn out none but the former
kind, and the Union finds this easy because it- has the type, machinery
and skilled labor with which to accomplish it.
NotHing Looks Worse Than
BotcKed Job Printing.
It is a drawback to the business of a merchant or anyone else who uses
it. Botched Job Printing suggests loose methods. Then why not use
the kind printed by the Union? It costs you no more and gives the
public a good impression of your business. The Princeton Union is
prepared to execute every description of
Commercial and Fancy Printing
at short notice and nominal prices. If you are in need of letterheads,
noteheads, billheads, statements, cards, posters, programs, wedding
invitations or any other work in the printing line, an order for the
same nlaced with the Union will insure its being produced in an at-
tractive and UB-todate style.
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