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Under Supervision of Andrew Bryson the Buildings at Fair Grounds Are Going Up Rapidly New Amphitheater, Agricultural Hall and Many Other Structures in Course of Construction. President Andrew Bryson of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural so ciety and a crew of men, with Will Hatch as foreman, are actively en gaged in erecting the necessary new buildings at the fair grounds and putting -everything in shape for the great September exposition. Mr. Bryson has arranged the plans so that every convenience will be afforded to exhibitors and spectators the plans are along lines adopted by the state agricultural associations of the country. An amphitheater 144 feet long by 30 feet wide will be erected 70 feet south of the old grand standwhich has been pulled downand from this lo cation a much better view of the races may be obtained than heretofore. The hall beneath the grand stand will be utih/ed for the display of agricul tural machinery, gasoline engines, etc., and will be fitted up with shaft ing for demonstrative purposes. The foundation of this buildingwhich will be raisedwill consist of posts set in cement. A new stand for track event judges will be built on the edge of the race course directly in front of the amphitheater. South of the amphitheater the hall of agriculture and horticulture will be erectedthe foundation of concrete blocks having been completed. The floor will be of cement. This hall will be 68 by 56 feet, built in the shape of a cross, with a square dome in which eight windows will be placed. The space in this hall will be fully adequate to_accommodate all exhibi tors. In the old building there was insufficient space to properly display the exhibitsthey could not be shown to advantage. The building heretofore used for the display of fancy work, paintings, etc., has been moved a considerable dis tance south of the agricultural hall, where it will be remodeled and used for the same purpose. The capacity of this building is amply sufficient for all necessary purposes. A separate building, 50 by 16 feet, will be put up for poultry, and stables for the especial accommodation of race horses will be erected. The buildings enumerated above, together with the new stalls built last year, will give ample accommodation for every description of display which may be entered. It is the intention of Mr. Bryson to have the race track and ball ground placed in first-class condition and to have everything else in ship shape for what promises to be the greatest fair ever held in Mille Lacs county. Under the supervision of President Bryson, and with W. L. Hatch as fore man of the carpenter work, there need be no fear that the buildings will not be substantially erected. Mr. Bryson is enamored of his work and is tak ing every pains to see that it is per formed, as he says, "according to Hoyle," while it goes without saying that Mr. Hatch is an expert in his profession. Farmers should now begin to make preparations for their displaysto select the best specimens of their prod ucts and carefully preserve them. And, furthermore, they should realize that their county fair is of more im portance to them than the state fair and act accordingly. It behooves them to put forth their best endeavors to make a showing at the Mille Lacs county fair in September that will surpass anything of a similar nature accomplished in the past. Go to it, farmersdo your level best. Strengthen Poultry Displays. State and country fairs should give more attention to the market side of the poultry industry. This statement admits of no dispute. It is all well enough to emphasize good form, good color and other good points of well bred poultry, but these are not the points that appeal directly to pro ducers' pocketbooks. No pocketbook but is always thinner than it might be. For this reason visitors at the poultry department eagerly look for ideas that will fill their wallets. Such ideas are conspicuously lacking so far as market poultry and eggs are concerned. At every fair there should be mar ket classes for eggs, live and dressed poultry of all kindsbroilers, friers, roasters, ducklings, green geese, and perhaps even turkeys, although young Minnesota Hii R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. or,cH Social turkeys are usually not developed ough at fair time to be shown dressed. More than that the displays should really be displayed, not half hidden so the visitor will have to use spyglass to find them. A properly built refrigerator, such as used to display butter and cheese at an oc casional state fair, should be used, so the public may almost pl-ace its nose against the glass and profit by close study. Here is a point which should help every fair board to get the poultry department out of the rut. Northwest Farmstead. Commissioners Not Blamable. The Wahkon Enterprise is of the opinion "that just as good an exhibit could be gotten up this year as next," referring to an exhibit of the products of Mille Lacs county at the state fair. Perhaps the Enterprise is right. Although the business men of Princeton have been drawn upon heavily for road-improvements, our own county fair and other worthy ob jects, if the editor of the Enterprise, who seems to imagine it is an easy matter to get together the stuff and make a successful exhibit, will under take the job the Union will lend every assistance possible and will guarantee that Princeton will con tribute more than its share financially and otherwise. The county commissioners are authorized by law to assist county agricultural societies but are not em powered to expend a dollar towards exhibits at the state fair. At a recent meeting of our county board the ad visability of the county making an exhibit at the state fair this year was informally discussed by the commis sioners and others. All were agreed that it would be a good thing to do but it was thought that it was too late to undertake it this year, especially in view of the fact that it would be a hard matter to raise the necessary funds. Death of Mrs H. C. Taylor. Mrs. H. C. Taylor died at her home in Princeton on Sunday evening, July 23, at 11 o'clock, from cancer of the stomach, aged 51 years 11 months 23 days. She had suffered from the disease for about a year. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. I. N. Goodell in the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains were laid to rest in Oak Knoll cemetery. Many of the friends and neighbors of the deceased attended the obsequies and a number of beautiful floral offerings bedecked the casket. Mrs. Taylor was born in Iowa and, with her parents, went to Nebraska to reside when a mere girl. She was married at Utica, in that state, on January 13, 1880. With her husband she later returned to Iowa and lived there until moving to Princeton in the fall of 1904. She is survived by her husband, two daughtersMrs. Carrie Ellis of Iowa and Mrs. Ida Pittsley of North Dakotaand one son, Lee Taylor of Princeton. She also leaves eight grandchildren, and a mother and five brothers in Iowa. Mrs. Taylor was a good christian womana kind mother and affec tionate wifewho was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Equal to the Emergency. Dick McLagan, a veteran St. Paul engineer, proved himself a hero in a trying moment near Little Falls on Sunday night. With his train rush ing through the darkness he rounded the curve across the long bridge out of Little Falls for Brainerd, when his engine struck a horse and the body was rolled from end to end of the bridge. The front trucks of the engine left the track and bumped the ties. Quick as a flash McLagan threw the throttle wide open, and with his trucks hitting the ties, the pilot shattered, one wheel of the baggage car off the track, and his drive wheels still clinging to the rails, he ran over the long bridge, saving train, pas sengers and crew from destruction. Had he stopped the train would have buckled on the engine and all would have gone into the river. McLagan has been an engineer on the Northern Pacific for 25 years. Rebekahs Elect Officers At the regular meeting of the local Rebekah lodge on the evening of July 19 the following officers for the ensu ing year were elected: Margaret I. King. N. G. Esther Reichard, V. G. Fanny Herdliska, secretary Inga Berg, warden Clara Shockley, con ductor Georgia Smith, chaplain Nell Steadman, inside guardian Lillian VanAlstein, outside guardian Selma Fredricks, R. S. N. G. Blanche Stark, L. S. N. G. Rosie Newton, R. S. V. G. Josephine Zim merman, L. S. V. G. At the close of the business session a bountiful luncheon was served and the members enjoyed an hour or more of delightful social intercourse. CLOSING JXERCISES Tomorrow the Summer School at nil- aca Will Conclude Term With an Interesting Program. The School Has Proven a Success and riuch Credit is Due the Corps of Instructors. Tomorrow a joint session of the school boards of Mille Lacs and adjoining counties will be held in the high school building at Milaca, when a very interesting program will be presented which will constitute the closing exercises of the summer term. Among the speakers will be Governor Eberhart, J. J. Skahen, R. C. Dunn, and Superintendents Marshall of Princeton, Tifft of Milaca and Fair banks of Mora. The addresses will be interspersed with vocal and instru mental musical numbers, and among the attractions in this line will be a soprano solo by Mrs. C. A. Caley and selections by the Princeton High School orchestra. It has been the good fortune of Mille Lacs county to have a first-class summer school every year, but the term about to close has surpassed in many salient features any heretofore held. The teaching of agriculture and the model department are among these features, and then, again, the members of the faculty are some of the very best educators to be obtained in the state. Well have they per formed the duties devolving upon them and well pleased are the teachers with the knowledge obtained under these instructors' tutelage. Professor Marshall of Princeton, who conducted the school, is a whirlwind for work he utilizes every minute to advantage and his whole soul is in his labors. He is entitled to more than mere men tion for the manner in which he has performed his duties. That much good will result from the summer school is a foregone conclusion. The program for tommorrow's exer cises appears elsewhere in this num ber. Closing Week of bummer School. The closing week of the summer school is here. Tomorrow is prac tically the last day, though some matters will go over until Saturday morning. Many of the teachers will remain over in Milaca until Monday to take up the examination upon that date. Examinations will not be held in Onamia at this time owing to the fact that only two or three teachers from the lake section would be in atten dance and that they are now in Milaca at the summer school. The work of the summer school has been of the most satisfactory character. The punctuality has been better than in any summer school held in this county heretofore and the progress made has also been very satisfactory. As a natural result it is safe to pre dict that a larger percentage than usual will pass the examinations next week. The people of Milaca deserve special mention for the kindness and courtesy extended to all who went there to spend their summer in school. Good rooms and good board were sup plied readily for every teacher at the most reasonable rates. The school building is an excellent one, of which Mille Lacs county, and the entire northwest for that atter, may well feel proud. Special mention can well be made of each member of the faculty, but they are all veterans in the work and know by what they have done that they merit the hearty thanks of every teacher under their supervision, and also of those who selected them for their responsible positions. Should it be my province to call for faculty next year I would without hesitancy say, send me the same instructors. They are good enough. Guy Ewing. County Supreintendent. $2,000.00 in Premiums and Purses Will be Awarded at the Mille Lacs County Fair erdlct Sustained by Evidence Mille Lacs CountyHoward C. Parks et al., appellants, vs. Samuel Winsor et al., respondents. The verdict in this case to the effect that the plaintiffs were not bona fide purchasers of the note, which is the subject matter of the action, is sus tained by the evidence. Affirmed. Opinion by Justice Simpson. This case has been litigated for years and had been in the supreme court once before. In 1902 Mc Laughlin Bros, of Columbus, Ohio, sold, or attempted to sell, a stallion to Samuel Winsor, Charles Judkins, Henry Murphy, S. P. Woodman and others. The consideration named was $3,000, for which the parties signed a joint note. McLaughlin Bros, did not do as they agreed and PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1911. the horse proved to be faulty and was never delivered to or accepted by purchasers. The note was transferred to Parks & Karshner, bankers, and they brought suit to recover. The case was finally retried at the April term of the district court in this county in 1910. Mr. E. L. McMillan represented the farmers, and so ably did he present his side of the case that the jury found in his favor. An appeal was taken to the supreme court and in a decision handed down last week that tribunal sustained the verdict of the jury. In another action in connection with this horse case Judge Taylor directed a verdict for Mr. McMillan's clients. Farmers, do not sign a joint note, more especially a stallion note. Had the jury determined that Parks & Karshner were innocent purchasers of the note, although the instrument was fraudulent, any individual signer could have been held for the amount involved. We congratulate Mr. McMillan and his clients on their hard fought vibtory. A Whopper. George Dunn and Denny Byers on Saturday captured a pickerel in Blue lake which tipped the beam at 22 pounds. This is probably the largest pickerel caught with a hook and line in any lake in the surrounding country this season. It took the united efforts of the two to land it and they could have used more help. George says it took the hook with a rush and at first went directly down into the depths, but came near the surface again and began to tow the boat across the lake. Suddenly it took a notion to swim around in a circle, spinning the boat like a top. Neither George or Denny had at that time seen the monster and were won dering what it could be, when it leaped from the water, crossed over the boat and their heads and entered the water on the other side with a splash that sent several gallons of water into their faces. 'Tis a pickerel, b'gosh," ejaculated Denny I had expected to see a sturgeon." When the big fish pulled the line TOSS the boat it was a miracle that the craft was not upset. Striking out again, the pickerel made directly for the other shore, the boat, from which the line had been disentangled, fol lowing at a pretty good clip, and by the time it neared land it was plain to see that it was tiring out. Then it was that George sprang overboard in three feet of water and began to shorten up the line while Denny rowed to shore, where he moored the boat and assisted George in landing the prize. It was the most unruly fish, said George, he ever came in contact withit plunged like a wild broncho and snapped at its captors with its double row of fangs. Two hours and 13 minutes were consumed in subdu ing and landing this leviathan. Several other pickerel, ranging from seven to 15 pounds each, were caught upon the same day. Juggling Statistics The clever way in which figures can be used by able statesmen is illus trated in a speech delivered by Senator Clapp. Under the present law the duty on dressed meats is $10.50, and under the reciprocity agreement with Canada it would be $8.85, and Senator Clapp solemnly asserts protection to the packers is increased from $3.25 to $8.75! How's that for making figures do the somer sault? Senator Clapp, it may be ex plained, arrives at his curious result by subtracting the duty on live stock under the present law from that on dressed meats. By this plan he shows that the packers get an addi tional protection of $1 on 200 pounds of dressed swine, although the duty under the proposed bill is reduced from $3 to $2. And on flour he figures that the American miller would have 57 cents protection on a barrel of flour against 15 cents under the present law, although the duty is actually reduced from $1.28 to 57 cents. On this same "rule of un reason," the protection to the packers and the millers would have been un limited had the duty been taken off altogetherbecause our genial sena tor argues that the greater the reduc tion of duty the higher the protection wall! Wonder how many hard headed farmers can be made to believe the senator's arithmetical stunt?St. Cloud Journal-Press, July 25. President Signs Reciprocity Bill. At 2:30 p. m. yesterday President Taft signed the reciprocity bill in the presence of Secretary of State Knox and other officials. Speaker Champ Clark and Vice President Sherman signed the bill earlier in the day and it was at once forwarded to the presi dent. THE POTATOMARKET First Car of Spuds From Princeton This Season Shipped by Thos. F. Scheen Yesterday. Potatoes Coming to Warehouses in Small Quantities and Prices Reach the Dollar nark. Some of the farmers have been bringing potatoes to market during the past few days, but in such small quantities that W. H. Ferrell & Co., the principal buyers in this village, deemed it inadvisable to make pur chases, as it would take too long to secure a sufficient quantity to fill a car. Their warehouse is, however, open, and they expect potatoes to arrive in larger quantities within a few days. From this company's warehouses in Anoka and Elk River, however, a total of about four carloads a day are being shipped, and Mr. Ferrell, who was down there on Tuesday, says that the stock this year is excellent as good as he has ever seen. T. F. Scheen yesterday shipped the first carload of potatoes which has left Princeton this year400 bushels of Early Ohios. Half of this car he purchased from Manke & Co., another firm which is buying here. Mr. Scheen says that this car was shipped at least three weeks earlier than he can remember potatoes to have been sent to outside markets in any pre vious year. William Schermer ap pears to be the first man to market potatoes50 bushels. Then there were J. H. Craft, 17% bushels Gust Lind, 16% A. Medine, 20 Ed John son, 23 Wm. Kriesel, 26 J. L. Bock oven, 25 Albert Eisner, 22% H. Markgraf, 25 Tom Blair, 20 Otto Alsliger 25, and others who brought in quantities ranging about the same. The prices paid have ranged around the dollar mark, most of the sellers getting a dollar flat. This is a good price but how long it will continue is conjectural. Buyers say that there is an indication that the market will decline. Graveyard of Reform Republicans The reciprocity debate is the grave yard of sham reputations as political reformers. It has unmasked more in flated humbugs of political insincerity than any public question for a long time. It has completely disarmed a bunch of violent radicals who might have embarrassed the president by drawing support from his policy of the prac tical and useful. It has shown up most of the so-called insurgents as men without convictions beyond the desire for office, just when their useful work of agitation was about finished and their self-seeking excess of radi calism might have misled public opinion. A number of progressive statesmen in the northwest got into the senate on a platform of general reform and par ticularly tariff reform, and more par ticularly reciprocity with Canada, just in time to act upon the agreement for that precise purpose made by the president. Every one of them has eaten his campaign speeches like crow and denounced the agreement in the fear of losing votes and popularity in their states. What do these senators think of their constituents, anyway? They were elected after preaching reciprocity. Why should they not be re-elected after voting for it? Do they think that there was a conspiracy of hum bug between themselves and their people that the people knew that they didn't mean what they said, and would punish them now for keeping their word? The American pro tective tariff system seems to have be come so steeped and saturated in humbug that nobody or nothing can touch it without becoming infected with insincerity. They who pretend to attack it suffer with them who frankly defend it. The treachery of the standpatters who revised the tariff up after cam paign pledges to revise it down is matched by that of the insurgents who vote against reciprocity with Canada after clamoring for it till they got into office.Minneapolis Tribune. Select Small Grain Mow. Under the above caption the North west Farmstead advises farmers to be on the lookout for good sheaves of grain for exhibition at the county fairs. "In selecting these samples," says the Farmstead, "the best filled and best developed heads, with bright straw, clean and free from rust, should be secured. After selecting the grain should be kept where it will not be injured or get dirty. Stored in a dark place it will keep its origi- MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, VOLUME XXXY. NO. 31 nal color. Tie the bundles at the base, in the middle and at the top, just below the heads. Use a soft cord or any wide band cloth, so as not to break the straw. Strip the leaves from each straw with a stick sharpened like a knife, and make each bundle from 4 to 6 incehs in dia meter." This suggestion should prove valuable to farmers who con template placing exhibits of grain at the Mille Lacs county fair in Septem ber. Proof Against Tawney Lacking Washington, July 26.While the name of former Representative James A. Tawney of Minnesota was men tioned by James Keeley of the Chicago Tribune during the Lorimer hearing yesterday, Mr. Keeley was quick to say at the time and afterwards that he believed Mr. Tawney had not done anything in the connection referred to that was deserving of criticism. After telling about the Glavis charges against Lorimer and Tawney, Mr. Keeley said to the committee that he didn't believe either Lorimer or Tawney was concerned in the matter referred to by Glavis. Mr. Keeley mentioned the Lorimer and Tawney matter during his explanation to the committee of how he had caused the arrest of Glavis on a charge of em bezzlement. Glavis had taken money from Keeley as pay for securing cer tain important evidence in the Lori mer case and then had declined to turn over the evidence. The charge against Tawney thus rests on the un supported word of Glavis, whose per formance in the Lorimer case has caused him to be severely criticised. In other words, Glavis' word is unre liable, and hence Mr. Tawney is vir tually exonerated of the charge against him. Sensible Commissioners In Cass County. Cass county is contemplating a tax levy of $12,000 to be used for road purposes the coming year. If more money raised by taxation was used on the country roads to improve the highways that lead to the markets in the county it would soon be demon strated that road building pays. And with good roads and a good op portunity to haul the crop to market the farmer's tax, as well as other people's, would soon be reduced pro portionately. County money is not always spent where It will do the most good, but you can't go far wrong when you improve a piece of country road so the farmer can get to town with his produce.Brainerd Dispatch. Shoot Postponed. The rifle team of Company went to Duluth on Saturday with the ex pectation of engaging in the interstate contestMinnesota and Wisconsin teams to take partfor the Martin Smith trophy, but the weather was so inclement that it was found necessary to postpone the shoot to some future date. There were nine rifle teams on the grounds, the boys representing Company being E. H. Sellhorn, W. V. Sanford, Albert Lessard, Clair Smith, Al Bemis, Geo. Russell, Frank Sanborn and S. A. Dorn. A Former Princeton Girl Weds. Cards have been received announc ing the marriage of Miss Bertha Mabel Woodcock to Mr. Richard Stanley Hodge at Red Cliff, Alberta, on July 10. The young couple will be at home to their friends after August 1. The bride since her in fancy resided in Princeton until three years ago, when the family moved to Red Cliff. She was a general favorite here with everyone who had the pleasure of her acquaintance and all unite in wishing her a long and happy wedded life. Charles Judkins Improving We are pleased to state that our old friend, Chas. Judkins ctf Baldwin, who was operated upon by Dr. Cooney a few days ago for strangu lated hernia, is to all appearances, on the road to recovery. Mr. Jud kins was in a very critical condition prior to the operation, but Dr. Cooney's skill will, in all probability, pull him through. Mr. Judkins' many friends will be glad to learn that he is progressing favorably. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Dr. Cooney performed surgical operations upon the following persons during the week: Herman Halvorson, Bogus Brook, for chronic appendicitis. Dorothea Wilson, Brewster, ailment of throat. Mrs. Sidon Edison, Big Lake. The patients are progressing favor ably toward recovery. Bring in Your Spuds. W. H. Ferrellt& Co.'s warehouse is now open for the purchase of potatoes*' Bring in your spuds.