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Rendition of an Excellent Program narks the Closing Day of the Summer School. Governor Eberhart, J. J. Shaken, Supt. Tift, R. C. Dunn and Others Address the Gathering. The summer school at Milaca closed on Friday with one of the most befitting and enjoyable programs in the history of the summer schools of Mille Lacs county. At 10 o'clock in the morning the faculty and the mem bers of the school marched in a body to the railway station to meet his ex cellency, Governor Eberhart, and State Superintendent Schulz. It had never been on record that a Great Northern train was ahead of time, but such was the case upon this occasion, and the two gentlemen had wended their way to the Arlington hotel, where they were found by the delega tion. They were greeted by a healthy, rousing yell from the hundred or more members and others who were in line. A general hand shaking followed and, headed by the governor and Superintendent Schulz, the column marched to the school house to take up the program of speeches and music for the forenoon session. Superintendent Marshall of Prince ton opened the session with a few well-chosen remarks, and he was fol lowed by Superintendent Tift of Milaca, who spoke for 15 minutes on the benefits of consolidation for the purpose of attaining greater efficiency school work, especially as applied to the present conditions in the Milaca and adjacent districts which have consolidated with it under the Putnam act for agricultural and manual training purposes. It was a masterful effort on Mr Tift's part and was greatly appreciated by the big audience. State Superintendent of Public In struction Schulz, ever on the right line in educational matters, was in a happy frame of mind and gave the teachers and school officials many good ideas to carry home and put into effect in the public schools next year. It was an address replete with good common senseit will be felt and seen in the upward tendency in educational matters for this and surrounding counties. During the noon intermission Hon. R. C. Dunn arrived from Princeton with J. J. Skahen in Mr. Skahen's automobile. Mr. Dunn was soon mingling with the throng, making himself thoroughly at home and mak ing everybody else feel the same. He was down on the program to speak preceding Governor Eberhart. When called upon by the chair to address the gathering he was given a rousing reception and, in a few well chosen remarks, said that the governor should speak first. Mr. Dunn then introduced the chief executive, who spoke for a half hour or more on the various phases of school require ments. He dwelt largely on the con solidation of schools, setting forth the advantages and benefits to be de rived from this system in the way of higher education, better grading, less cost, more oomfortable transportation in fact the ideal for first-class schools in the rural communities as good as.schools in any of the cities, with the blessings of good water and pure air added. No better or more entertaining address on school affairs has ever been delivered in this county. It will not soon be forgotten, nor will the governor's kindly sit soon fade from our memories. R. C. Dunn followed the governor in an address on the subject of taxes. This subject is one in which there is a great lack of information among teachers, hence, at the solicitation of County Superintendent Ewing, Mr. Dunn spoke upon it. In his address he lucidly explained where the money comes from that sustains our system of public schoolsfrom the little ob scure schools in the remote corners of our larger counties to the graded and semi-graded schools in the settled rural communities, the high schools in the villages and cities, the normal schools and the state university. The talk throughout was highly interest ing and instructive. When informa tion is needed on the tax system of the state or good roads "Bob" can furnish it with accuracy. Last, but not least on the day's program, came J. J. Skahen, clerk of the Princeton school board, who took up the matter of spelling as applied to business conditions. He sec forth in no unmistakable terms the fact that there is a deplorable condition exist ing today in this branch of study. He a..^., stated that it was the plain duty of every teacher to correct this growing tendency toward bad spelling. Many business letters and letters from school officers, and even from teachers, he said, which came to his attention often contained from three to a dozen orthographical errors on one or two pages. Mr. Skahen is a forceful speaker who is well worth listening to. The music discoursed^by the Prince ton orchestra was of a character which greatly pleased the large as semblage and called forth rounds of applause. The large school chorus, under the direction of Miss Fanning of St. Paul, also renderd some excel lent selections which were highly ap preciated. Donald Marshall and Herbert Fisher played a couple of duets on their violins which fairly brought down the house. The boys are real artists and their work on Friday added another bright rose apiece to their lapels. Mrs. C. A. Caley was there, willing and ready, whenever called upon, to send forth her sweet notes of joyous harmony for the assembled hosts. She is an excellent vocalist and is at all times pleased to render her ser vices for any public entertainment. It is not proper to close this article without a good word for Superinten dent Marshall and County Superin tendent Ewing. Through Mr. Mar shall's capability for effecting a thorough organization everything was harmonious from the day of opening to the close. Mr. Marshall is a plain, unassuming[man who has mastered the intricacies necessary to success in superintending and con ducting educational institutions, and he has certainly made good, both in conducting the public schools in Princeton and the summer school at Milaca. More than passing mention is also due County Superintendent Guy Ewing for his successful efforts in be half of the summer school. Prior to the opening of the school Mr. Ewing went to no little trouble to secure in structors which he knew were among the most efficient in the state. After considerable difficulty he succeeded in having the instructors whom he had chosen assigned to the summer school at Milaca, and he was instrumental in securing instructors in agriculture and domestic science, two of the prin cipal features of the term. In the summer school Mr. Ewing took great interest, and it is largely due to his untiring efforts that it proved so great a successa success unpre cedented in this county. As a county superintendent no man could be found who is more painstaking or capable than Guy Ewing. AN EMBRYO CYCLONE Strikes In the Vicinity of tireen Lake and Causes Slight Damage. A miniature cyclone traveling southeast came into contact with mother earth about two miles north west of Green lake on Saturday after noon and proceeded to remove such obstacles as came in its path. It scattered several haystacks around in a promiscuous manner, uprooted trees and turned over tombstones in the cemetery, and leveled a number of trees between Fritzell's and Murray's farms. People who saw the whirlwind say that when it struck the lake one of the prettiest spectacles they had ever witnessed was createda path was apparently cut acrvoss the lake and on each side the water was lashed into angry, roaring billows. Fortu nately no lives were lost or buildings destroyed. The cyclone was one of those little fellows which, figuratively speaking, died a bornin'. Wins His First Case. Suit was brought by the village of Princeton in Justice Norton's court on Tuesday morning against Frank Smith to recover for light and water alleged to have been furnished de fendant. The trial was by jury. C. A. Dickey appeared for the plaintiff and S. P. Skahen for the defendant. It was shown by the testimony that Frank Smith was not the owner of the Riverside hotel during the time for which the village sought to collcet that from April 18 he merely acted as an agent of the owners until a renter could be secured, that such renter was secured a few weeks ago and that he then vacated the hotel. The jury re turned a verdict for defendant. Cravens' Good Advice. The county fair at Princeton this fall promises to be an event of un usual importance, and the people of Princteon have subscribed a purse of $1,000 to boost it along. The fair is a home institution and if every farmer in the county would endeavor to add something to the exhibits it could be made an event of great value to the agricultural interests of the county. Milaca Times. K. C. DCNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE IACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1911. CHAS. JUDKINS DEAD A Veteran of the Civil War and an Old Settler of Baldwin Is Gath- ered to His Fathers Funeral Was Held From Family Resi- dence Under Auspices of fla- sonic Order Yesterday. Charles A. Judkins, one of the best known farmers in this part of the country and a civil war veteran, died at his home in Baldwin, Sherburne county, on Monday evening at 5 o'clock. Mr. Judkins had been suf fering from strangulated hernia but heart disease of long standing was the direct cause of death. Funeral services, under the aus pices of the Princeton Masonic lodge, were held at the family residence yes terday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Fisher of the Congregational church conducting the solemnities. At the grave in Baldwin cemetery the Masonic burial service was read from the ritual of the order. A quartet consisting of Mrs. Cooney, Miss Rita Byers, Grover Umbehocker and W. H. Grierson sang three selections and Mrs. B. Soule accompanied them on the piano. A large number of friends, Preserve i^e Best Specimens of Your Farm Products for the Mille Lacs County Fair CHARLES A. JUDKINS neighbors and comrades in the Grand Army of the Republic followed the re mains of this truly good and honored citizen to their last resting place and many beautiful floral offerings were laid upon the casket as a tribute of love and esteem. Charles A. Judkins was born in Maine on October 12, 1845, and when a young man moved to Missouri. From there he came to Minnesota and for a time lived in Minneapolis. In 1869 he came to Princeton and was married on December 29 of the same year to Mrs. Calkins. Shortly after his marriage, with his wife, he went to Baldwin, Sherburne county, where he purchased and settled upon his father's farm. There he resided until called by death. He is survived by his wife, three adopted sons and one stepdaughter. The children are George Judkins of Sandy Lake, John E. and Fred Judkins, who reside at home, and Mrs. Louise Patchen, Princeton. He also leaves three brothers, Frank Judkins of Foreston and two residing in Utah, and two sisters living in the west. Mr. Judkins was a veteran of the civil war and saw much active ser vice. He served two terms on the state board of equalization, was a member of the board of commissioners of Sherburne county one term, a mem ber of the Baldwin town board one term, and had been a member of the school board of his district for more than 20 years. At the time of his death he held the office of justice of the peace. "Charley" Judkins, as he was familiarly known to his friends, was the soul of honorhe was a man among men. He was of a particularly kind disposition and was always ready to assist his neighbors whensoever they needed help. One of his kindly acts was the adoption and raising of three boys, who loved and respected him as much as if he had been their own father. Mr. Judkins was a good citizen in every respect and his memory will long be revered by a host of friends. Where Spuds Are Valuable. A new legal tender has appeared in Milliken, Colo., caused by the scarci ty and high price of potatoes. On Saturday P. A. Murphy stepped into a saloon at Milliken, ordered a glass of beer, and when that was gone a second, and then laid on the bar a nice clean potato. Murphy called for his change and the barkeep gravely returned him a nickel and* put the po tato in the cash drawer. M.B.A.ANNUAL PICNIC A Thousand or More People Gather at Green Lake on Sunday to En- joy Progam of Sports. ft Ball Game, Log-Rolling Contest, Tug 1 of War and Swimming Match Among the Features. Over at Green lake, on L. N. Berg's place, last Sunday the M. B. A. lodge of Wyanett held its annual picnic and fully a thousand people, many of whom were from Princeton, gathered to enjoy the sports. The M. B. A. is noted for the excellent pro grams which it arranges for its an nual outings, but upon this occasion the committee had prepared a list of sports and other events which eclipsed all previous efforts. The principal event was, perhaps, the ball game between Dalbo and Wyanett, which created intense inter est among the spectators although it was virtually a one-sided contest, Wyanett winning by a score of 10 to 0. Notwithstanding the outcome, how ever, the Dalbo boys put up a pretty good game. A log-rolling contest which created a deal of amusement resulted in a victory for Andrew Larson against his opponent, Andrew Lindquist. Both of the boys demonstrated that tbey were no novices at this particu lar sort of work. There was also a swimming match between Andrew Westling and Martin Wicklund, Andrew proving the win ner. These two men are just as much at home in the water as on land and performed some remarkable stunts. Ten strong men from Dalbo and 10 from Wyanett contested their strength in an old-fashioned tug of war and the Dalbo side was declared the win ner. Then 10 big fellows from Prince ton tugged against 10 smaller ones from Wyanett, and the big fellows, by a strenuous effort, won the contest. Other sports of various kinds were in cluded in the program, as well as a bounteous picnic dinner. Andrew Westling was kept busy during the afternoon conveying ex cursion parties around the lake in his motor boat and the trip was an en joyable one. Andrew has a first-class boat. During the afternoon the Princeton band arrived on the ground and agreeably surprised the picnickers. The boys discoursed a number of choice selections which made the hearts of the assembled multitude glad and the members of the M. B. A. and others greatly appreciate their kindness. No prettier place can be found for the holding of picnics than that owned by L. N. Berg at Green lake. Mrs. George Locke Killed in Runaway. On the night of the 20th ult. Mrs. George Locke was killed in a run away accident on the Onamia road within a mile of her own home, which is located at the junction of Bradbury brook and Rum river. She had been to Onamia on business and was re turning home with her horse and buggy. Something frightened the horse and he jumped off the road and upset the buggy. The horse came home about 10 o'clock with part of the broken harness attached to him. Mrs. Locke's son knew that an acci dent had occurred and he started out to find his mother. He had not pro ceeded more than a mile when he dis covered the buggy lodged against a stump, and a little further on found his mother's body lying alongside some logs by the roadside. Coroner Bacon examined the remains shortly afterwards and could find no external injuries save a scalp wound which was not of itself sufficient to cause her death. She may have been injured internally, but he was of the opinion that heart failure caused her death and he did not deem an inquest neces sary. Mrs. Locke was an old resi dent of Mille Lacs county and "Locke's" was a favorite stopping place for lumbermen in former years when the principal industry of northern Mille Lacs county was lum bering. She was a peculiar but good hearted woman and many Princteon people preferred her stopping place to any along the river. Her husband has been in Idaho for several years, and a son and two daughters also survive her. Company Has Bad Luck. The crack sharpshooters of the three infantry regiments of the Minne sota National Guard had their prelim inary target practice last Friday and upon the following day the quali fying contests for the national tourna ment at Camp Perry next month com menced. About 100 marksmen were entered for the contest. Company of Princeton was unfortunate in the* deciding contests this year in both the company and regimental shoots, which were pulled off on Saturday and Sunday respectivelyin fact the Third regiment marksmen were un lucky. In Saturday's shoot the contest was won by Company F, First regiment, with 919 points Company F, Second regiment, came in second with 891 points, and Company G, Third regi ment, third, with 862 points. The members of Company G, Princeton, who took part in this shoot were Captain Sellhorn, Quartermaster Sergeant Sanford, Sergeants Smith and Dorn, Corporals Bemis and Les sard, and Private Russell. In the regimental team match on Sunday the Second regiment team was victorious with 2,556 points to its credit, while the Third regiment was second place with 2,502 points, and the First regiment third with 2,465 points. The Princeton boys who took part in this match were Sergeant Dorn and Corporals Bemis and Lessard. West Branch Creamery Picnic. On Sunday, August 27, the West Branch Creamery association will hold its annual picnic in Uglem's grove, and the management will put forth every endeavor to make the day an enjoyable one for everyone who attends. Good speakers on dairying, the selection and care of cows and kindred subjects will ad dress the gathering, and there will be a ball game and other field sports. At noon a dinner will be served be neath the spreading branches of the trees and everyone will be welcome to partake thereof. The West Branch Creamery picnics never fail to attract a multitude of people and prepara tions are always made to royally en tertain the visitors. You are invited to be a guest of the West Branch Creamery association at its picnic on Sunday, August 27. The Potato Market. Potatoes have been coming to mar ket livelier this week than lastmany of the farmers are availing themselves of the opportunity to obtain the good prices being paid. Digging was, however, somewhat delayed for a couple of days this week by the rain. Up to the time of going to press T. F. Scheen has shipped since last Thursday five cars, Manke & Co. four cars and W. H. Ferrell & Co. three cars. The quality of the pota toes being marketed is good and the prices paid this week have ranged from 90 cents to a dollar. There were only a few loads, however, which brought the latter figure. When pota toes bring such prices as this, mar keted directly from the field, it seems to us that the farmer who hauls them in instead of holding for higher prices and running the risk of a decline is sensible. NOCTURNAL VISITORS Burglars Disturb Peaceful Slumbers of Sir. and Mrs Herb. Anderson. While dreaming of tuning violins, stropping razors, etc., Herb. Ander son was unceremoniously awakened from his slumbers at 2:30 on Sunday morning by a whack on his shoulder blades administered by his better half. "What is?" asked Herb. "There's someone moving about on the back porch," answered Mrs. Anderson, but Herb., pronouncing it pure imagination, turned over and went to sleep again. Within a few minutes another whack, much harder than the first, brought Herb, to a sitting position. "Listen," said Mrs. Anderson, and then it was that Herb, heard the dining-room door open. Following this footsteps were heard upon the stairs and he told his wife to close the bedroom door, which she did, while he went to a window and endeavored to attract the attention of Henry Plaas, who occupies the next house. When the burglars reached the top of the stairs Herb, yelled, "Beat it, you and they went down a great deal faster than they had ascended. Looking out of the window Mr. Anderson saw the reflec tions from two flashlights on the side of Henry Plaas' housethe visitors had seemingly received such a scare that they forgot to turn them off. As Herb, watched from the window the lights were within a few minutes snapped off and the burglars silently stole away in the darknessit was im possible to tell who they were and, having no gun in the house, Herb, did not consider it prudent to follow. He has now purchased a 45-caliber Colt automatic, and whosoever attempts a stunt like that perpetrated on Sunday morning is more than likely to have some big holes drilled in his system. From all appearances the burglars entered through one of the rear windows, which were open. There is no clue to'the perpetrators of the deed. ESOTA HISTORICAL MOIETY, VOLUME XXXY. NO. 32 ELEVEN-INNING GAME The Long Siding and Crown Baseball Teams Tussle for Supremacy at the Fair Grounds. Crown is Defeated by a Score of 14 to 12 but the Boys Put Up a Rattling Good Game. Long Siding and Crown came to gether at the Princeton fair grounds last Sunday and both teams fought valiantly for supremacy for 11 long innings, Long Siding finally winning the game in the first half of the eleventh round by pushing three runs across the plate. This lead was too much for Crown, although they suc ceeded in making one more tally in their half of the eleventh. Leander was on the rubber for the Mille Lacs county team and pitched effective ball up to the eighth inning, when he started to weaken and Manager Uglem shooed him off the mound and called in Cy Robideauhe of local high school fame. Cy pitched shut out ball during the time that he offi ciated, besides fielding his position in big league style. McKenney was on the firing line for the Isanti county team and pitched a classy article of ball throughout the game. Several bad errors were pulled off by Crown and several of the Long Siding leaguers broke into the error column during the course of the festivities, but on the whole it was a good clean exhibition of baseball and was great ly enjoyed by the fair sized crowd which had gathered to see the after noon's sport. The final score was 14 to 12, and the big feature of the game was a home run drive in the eleventh inning, made by Ege, Long Siding's husky third baseman, with one runner on third at the time the ball sailed serenely out of the lot. The drive cleared the wire fence in right field by a safe margin and won the game for Long Siding. Dr. Armitage Entertains a Dignitary. While Dr. Armitage was unable to induce his friends, the Irish dukes, to accompany him to this country, he has a far more distinguished gentle man than either of them as a guest this week. It is no less a personage than Mahmoud El Husseim of Jerusa lem, who crossed the herring pond with the doctor when he came home from the coronation. Mr. Husseim, who arrived here on Monday evening and will leave for San Francisco to day, is a direct descendant of the prophet Mohammed and can trace his lineage back 1,200 years. He was at one time treasurer of the city of Jerusalem and an official of the Turkish government, and is on fe pleasure trip around the world. He is decidedly picturesque with his red Turkish fez and swarthy "complexion, but he is a genial gentleman and speaks English fluently. Doc is proud of the fact that he has fully demonstrated to the people of Prince ton that he can associate with digni taries if he wants to. Fair Buildings Going Up Fast. President Andrew Bryson and his crew of expert workmen are push ing things along rapidly at the fair groundsthe agricultural hall and the poultry building are nearing com pletion, and it will not be long before every structure will be finished. And they will be substantial structures toobuilt to last for years. Whatso ever Mr. Bryson undertakes to do he does well every detail receives at tention. The fair will be held on September 13, 14, 15 and 16four days instead of three as in former years. The farmers should at once commence to select and preserve their best speci mens of grains, grasses, roots, fruits, etc., for exhibitionthey should make an endeavor to get together a display that will eclipse anything heretofore shown. Prizes will be awarded that will repay them for their labor and trouble. Dont' delay, farmers select your exhibits now. Odd Fellows Picnic The Odd Fellows of Zimmerman on Saturday entertained brother lodge members and their families from Princeotn and other surrounding towns at a picnic in Elk Lake park, and there the day was very pleasantly passed in various amusements. A ball game was played between Zim merman and Crown in the afternoon and in the evening there was a dance in the pavilion. Some of the pic nickers went fishing during the day and had fairly good luck while others went boating merely for exercise. A splendid luncheon was served by the Zimmerman lodge members to their guests and all who attended declared that they had been royally enter tained.