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Farmers, Don't Miss the West Branch Creamery Picnic at Uglem's Grove Next Sunday. Instructive and Interesting Speakers Will Discuss Topics of Interest to All Dairy Farmers. Next Sunday, August 27, the annual picnic of the West Branch Creamery association will be held at Uglem's grove, Greenbush. Each year these picnics grow more and more popular, especially among the farmers inter ested in dairying. Many good speakers will be present, among whom are Prof. G. P. Grout of the university farm J. R. Morley of Owatonna, president and manager of the Minnesota Co-opera tive Dairy association F. D. Currier and W. F. Schilling, officers of the State Dairymen's association, and some member of the State Dairy and Food department. Topics of general interest to farmers will be discussed by these men, but matters pertaining to dairying will be given percedence. Mr. W. F. Schilling of Northfield, the famous breeder of Holstein-Fries ian cattle, and one of the best all around practical dairy farmers in the state, will be one of the speakers at the West Branch creamery picnic next Sunday. He writes the Union: "Following the suggestion of your paper I will speak on the silo and its benefits at the creamery meeting on the 27th inst." The silo question is an important one to the dairy farmers of this vicinity and Mr. Schilling is a gentleman who thoroughly under stands the subject and will speak from practical experience. Every farmer within a reasonable distance should endeavor to be present and listen to Mr. Schilling. A good list of sports is also on the program for the day, the principal feature of which will be a ball game between Long Siding and Blue Hill. Vocal and instrumental music will also be discoursed by local talent and the day promises to be one of enjoy ment. Ice cream and soft drinks as usual may be procured at the stand. Farmers should all make an effort to attend as it is to their own interest that they do so. The creamery management goes to considerable trouble to get up these annual pic nics, and the large crowds that have attended them in the past testify to the fact that their efforts are appre ciated as they should be. Crown Defeats Cambridge The same fast Cambridge ball team that has won considerable fame throughout the country by winning game after game from such city teams as the Toozes, Unique, Co. A., and others, trotted out on their home diamond last Sunday intending to not only win an easy victory from Crown but in fact to wipe them from the map, so far as base ball is concerned. Their intentions were somewhat shattered even so early as the first inning and they soon discovered that it was a different proposition than they had bargained for. The final score was 10 to 17 in favor of Crown. Groth, the much-lauded twirler, graced the mound for Cambridge and immediately proceeded to wind up, warm up and size up his opponents. J. Angstman was the first Crown player to face the demon of the mound and the first oftering was bumped on the nose for a clean single Walker followed with another, and Angstman in attempting to reach third was thrown out. McKinney, L. Angstmn and A. Angstman all fattened their batting averages in the first round and two scores were stored away in the first inning for Crown. Cam bridge took it upon themselves to tie the score in their half, but after that it was all Crown. The game was featured, perhaps, as much by the quietness of the Cam bridge rooters as it was by errors and heavy hitting. The errors on both sides were not as numerous as they could have been, but too numer ous to mention. Smith of Cambridge starred for their team in batting, while for Crown it was a race between the Angstman boys and McKinney for heavy hitting honors. Al Angstman led with four two-baggers, with Jess a close second with two two-baggers and two singles. McKinney hit a three-bagger and a two-bagger, when a hit meant runs. McKinney and J. Angstman did the heavy work for Crown, while Groth and Bunker held down the points for Cambridge Dowden and Yngve um pired a satisfactory game and proved a hard combination to dictate to. Crown will play Cambridge at the Isanti county fair. As a matter of fact Crown now claims the champion ship of Isanti county and is willing to annex that of Mille Lacs county any old time that some of the touted whirlwind teams of Mille Lacs county will come forward and accept their challenge. The line-up follows: Crown: J. Angstamn, Walker, 3b. McKinney, p. L. Angstman, ss. A. Angstman, 2b. B. Hass, rf W. Hass, lb F. Angstman, cf Lemke, If. Cabmridge: Smith, rf Stoneberg, 3b. Groth, p. Bunker, Engberg, ss Carlson, cf Chouinard, 2b. Johnson, If Yngve, lb. Early Morning Fire At 1:15 on last Friday morn ing L. E. Svarry, who occupies the apartments above Koadstrom's store, was awakened by the odor of smoke. The alarm of fire was quickly sounded and in a remarkably short space of time the fire company was on hand. The back part of Roadstrom's store was found to be ablaze. The firemen entered through the rear door and soon had the blaze under control. The fire was confined purely to the rear room, which was used for stor age purposes. Large quantities of win ter underwear, mittens, coats, caps, stockings and such goods were ruined or damaged by the fire which burned fiercely in this portion of the build ing. The loss in the main store is occasioned purely by the deposit of soot from the volume of smoke that poured through the building. Much stock is but slightly damaged. The fire apparently originated near the center of the rear room. Here a number of egg cases and boxes of winter goods were piled. The roof was practically burned through at this point as well as a large hole in the floor. The loss is completely covered by insurance in the American Central, Commercial Union, and Hamburg Bremen companies. An in ventory is now being taken and the adjuster, representing the Western Adjustment company, arrived on Wed nesday night. The loss will be ascer tained as quickly as possible and Mr. Nelson hopes to open the store for business again in the course of a week or ten days. The loss would doubtless have been much greater had it not been for the rapid and efficient work of the fire company. Would Rather Commend Than Condemn The Union has no quarrel with the village council individually or collectively. It never has been the policy of this paper to stir up faction al feeling. When the council acts for the best interests of the village we shall take great pleasure in commend ing its action, but when the council fails or refuses to stand for what we believe would benefit the village then we shall not hesitate to criticize that body. We had rather commend than condemn. No one has any string at tached to the i n. This paper stands for the upbuilding of our vil lage, our county and the state and any municipal or state officer who helps along those lines will have the hearty approval and support of this paper regardless of his personal or political predilections. A Few Hundred More Needed To complete the work now under way on the fair grounds a few hundred dollars more is needed. When the soliciting committee was making its rounds there were several of our business men away from home: it was impossible for the committee to interview every one that ought to contribute to the fair ground improve ment fund. But it is expected that each will do his or her share without further urging. The subscripiton paper is at the First National bank. The list must be closed up by the end of the week. Visit the fair grounds and see what is being done then you will not hesitate to subscribe. Sub scriptions should be paid this week. A hst of the subscribers will be pub lished in next week's issue of the Union. a ollette's Mnguiar Confession Senator La Follette, working in conference committee of the two houses over the wool tariff bill, remarked: "We are at work here at best with blacksmith's tools, but this is safer until we can have scientific revision. This is only tentative." The conference committee was siting with open doors in a temperature of a hundred degrees, sledge-hammering into shape an amendment to the woolen schedules. And the talk across the table, as reported in the newsppers, showed that what both Senator La Follette and Chairman Underwood don't know about the woolen industry would fill a bulky volume of the Congressional Record. The bill was composed on insuffi cient knowledge, was only tentative and intended to last the six or nine months until scientific revision can R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1911. be had. Such was La Follette's con fession. Supposing the bill could have be come law, was it worth while? Is any tentative measure worth while, particularly a six months or nine months measure? A tentative mea sure, confessedly imperfect, can afford no real relief in six or nine months to a consumer, and would only disturb the woolen industry. That industry should be called upon to adjust itself only once, and then to new schedules based upon scientific knowledge and hence likely to endure. The framers of the bill, confessors of its deficiencies, could have had no hope or notion that it would result in any benefit to the people. Dis turbance to business for its own sake, which does no good to the people, is not justifiable. What then was the whole design of the framers? If they believed that the bill ever would become a law, they would not be so jaunty in fram ing it, for they would fear its conse quences upon themselves. However, they were confident that the honest, wise, strong man in the white house, would veto the bill, which would let them out, and which they trust would "put him in bad" with the people. La Follette is too thoroughly as sured of the credibility of misin formation. The people who demand the reformation of schedule will recognize the insincerity of this extra session's efforts and will approve the president's insistence that the re formation be sincere and scientific. Minneapolis Journal. Reciprocity Unpopular in Eastern Canada. Mr. O. H. Campbell of Litchfield, who is here on a visit to relatives, has just returned from an extensive trip in New England and eastern Canada. He speaks in highest praise of the public roads of Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut he says it is a pleasure to ride over the roads in those states. President Taft is well thought of wherever Mr. Campbell has been. In Quebec and Montreal he found there was a strong sentiment against reciprocity, and Mr. Campbell is of the opinion that eastern Canada will declare empha tically against reciprocity at the en suing election. The manufacturers of eastern Canada are almost to a man opposed to the pact. "Where I have been in Canada," Mr. Campbell laughingly remarked, "reciprocity is as unpopular as it is in my home county of Meeker, and I am about the only one in Litchfield who favors it." Requires Boiling Down A fellow writes us from Mille Lacs lake that he caught on a hook and line last week a 90-pound muskal longe. That story would have to be boiled down considerablythe weight of the fish would have to be reduced at least 50 per centbefore the Union would dare publish it. And even then we should lay ourselves open to be doubted and perhaps called a liar. This reminds us of a story, sent in once upon a time, in which the fish was alleged to be 30 pounds in weight. In the paper it was cut down to 10 pounds, and great was the indignation of the nimrod who sent in the story. So, fearing he would come around with a gun we mailed him this apology: "We are very sorry, but the mistake was un avoidable. We were greatly pressed for space last week and consequently everything had to be cut down." The explanation satisfied him. Auction Sale. An auction sale will be held on the farm of J. W. Lynch, Milo, 8 miles northwest of Princeton, 7 miles south of Milaca, and 1 mile north of Freer, on Wednesday, September 13. The following property will be offered for sale: 1 mare, 6 years old, weight 1.235 pounds: 1 bay mare, 4 years old, weight 1,210 pounds 12 milch cows, 4 will be fresh about November 1 3 two year old heifers 11 spring calves 1 McCormick mower, almost new: 1 Champion mower 1 Mitchell wagon 2 buggies 1 plow 2 drags 1 fanning mill 1 U. S. cream separ ator 8 tons of hay 70 bushels of barley 100 bushels of oats 1 cook stove 1 work harness: 50 chickens 9 spring pigs 1 cutter 1 bobsled some household furniture. Sale will begin at 1 o'clock sharp. Terms of sale: All sums of $5 or under, cash sums over $5, nine months time will be given at 8 per cent interest. J. W. Lynch, Owner. T. J. Kaliher, Auctioneer. G. A. Eaton, Clerk. Fire Sale The entire P. L. Roadstrom stock of general merchandise will be closed out at a fire sale to start Friday morning, September 1, at 8 o'clock. John P. Galbraith, Trustee. The Amusement Features at the Mille Lacs County Pair Will Eclipse All Previous Efforts BOOIETY, 20TH AMJAL FAIR Work on the Buildings and Grounds Progressing and Everything Will be in Fine Shape. Scan the Premium List in This Issue and Don't Forget the Dates, Sept. 13-16 Inclusive. Every promise made last year with reference to the Twentieth Annual fair of the Mille Lacs County Agri cultural society will be more than ful filled. It will be by all odds the best fair ever held by the association or in northern Minnesota for that matter. Scan the premium list on page six of this issue, and bear in mind that any animal, bird or thing worthy of a premium, although not enumerated in the list, will be awarded a substantial premium. The premiums offered this year are from 100 to 300 per cent larger than ever before: and do not overlook the beautiful $50 silver cup, offered by the Minnesota State Dairy men's association for the best herd of dairy cattle. Premiums will all be promptly paid in cash by one of the local banks immediately after the close of the fair. Particular attention is called to the fact that all premiums offered can be contested for by farmers from Isanti, Sherburne and Benton counties. Ex hibitors from these counties will be heartily welcomed and will receive the same treatment as Mille Lacs county exhibitors. A large force of painters, carpen ters and laborers are at work on the grounds getting the buildings in shape. As already stated in these columns the buildings will not be ex celled by those of any fair associa tion in the state outside the large cities. The new horticultural build ing, in the form of a maltese cross, directly opposite the main entrance, is 56 by 68 feet with aisles 16 feet wide it is light and airy, with solid cement floor and four entrances it is really a beautiful building and will afford ample space to fittingly dis play every product of the farm and gay3en. The fine art hall, located immedi ately south of the horticultural build ing, has been completely renovated and will be in excellent condition to display all articles of domestic manu facture and specimens of ladies' handiwork together with the school exhibits. A building, 16 by 56 feet has been specially set aside for poultry exhib its. A spacious new cattle barn is almost completed. This building is 32 by 96 feet with 8 feet posts and will accommodate 70 head of stock. There is a spacious alley through the center of the barn. In connection with the sheds erected a year ago 100 head of cattle can be conveniently cared for and comfortably housed on the grounds. A trotting barn has been built in side the race track with six box stalls for horses. The sheep and pig pens have been enlarged. The new grand stand now in pro cess of erection will easily seat 1,500 people, and it will be a safe structure. Underneath the grand stand provision will be made for the display of agri cultural machinery. The judges' stand has also been re built and presents a neat appaerance. A permanent kitchen will be built north of the main entrance, and a tent dining hall 20 by 46 feet will be pro videdthe society will own the tent. In the southeast corner a beautiful oak grove has been fenced off and provided with seats and benches for picnic grounds and a resting place. Four new drive wells have been put down and will afford a plentiful sup ply of pure water. The buildings are all being nicely painted. The main entrance is located a block south of the old entrance and is approached over a five rods wide street. The buildings and grounds will be in apple pie order and nothing will be left un done to make the fair enjoyable to all who may attend it. Remember the date: September 13 to 16 inclusive. A Ghostly Run. "Twas a dull and dismal house, and haunted. No one ever lived there except, of course, the ghosttill Binks came Binks, the Brave, who jeered at ghosts and scoffed at specters. But the first night he slept in the dark, mysterious mansion the ghost came. A fearsome figure it was, and the clanking of its chains wakened even Binks. He saw the ghostly finger pointing at him and Two minutes later Binks, the Brave, was breaking records on the moonlit highway. He did the hundred yards under ten seconds, and at the end of a half-mile sank exhausted by the way side. A hollow cough sounded near him and Binks turned. There, by his side sat the ghost! "That was a great run we had," observed the spectral one pleasantly. "You're right!" gasped Binks. "And ifyou'll only waittill I get my breathwe'll have another one"' London Answers. Clothes Line Shower Several of the young friends of Miss Ethel Clough, only daughter of Eugene Clough of Spencer Brook, gathered at the Wm. |King farm yes terday afternoon to give her the time of her life at a "clothes line shower," precipitated in her honor. Mrs. Wel lington King and Miss Jessie Swan bro were hostesses. After the shower all went to the dining room, where a repast in the form of a jewel tea was served. Miss Edna Lowell and Miss Leila Marshall served. Beautiful asters and other fall flowers formed the decorations and they were every where in evidence. The hours were from two until five. Those present were Misses Anna and Jennie Whit ing, Mary Walker, Miss Meyers, Ethel Scanlan, Emory Elilngwood, Mar garet I. King and Grace Dunn. Mrs. Chas. N. Orr's Brother Dead. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. N. Orr and their son, Donald, autoed up from St. Paul Sunday with the intention of remaining until the end of the week, but yesterday morning they were sur prised and shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Orr's brother, Mr. Louis Adams, and left for the city immediately after receiving the sad intelligence. Mr. Adams had been ailing for some time and had been re moved to St. Luke's hospital, but it was not thought that his condition was critical. Mr. Adams was propri etor of the Endicott Arcade drug store in St. Paul and had a host of friends in that city as well as throughout the state who will be pained to learn of his untimely demise. Best Roads Near Hume. Mr. T. H. Caley and family re turned from Dnluth by automobile last Friday, having been gone about a week. They went up by way of Cambridge, Rush City and Pine City. Between Hinckley and Duluth Mr. Caley reports the roads as not in good condition, and on their way to the Zenith City they passed several machines stuck the mud. On the homeward trip they covered the same route between Duluth and Hinckley, and from the latter place branched off to Brook Park and Mora, and found the roads in very fair condition be tween the Kanabec county seat and Princeton. On the whole Mr. Caley says it was an enjoyable trip. islted the Old Home Mrs. J. O. Odegard returned from her visit to her old home in Norway, arriving in Clear Lake Tuesday even ing. Mrs. Odegard left last June on her trip, taking passage from New York direct for Christiania. She re ports a delightful visit with her aged parents, who are both living, al though in the 90s. She has also several brothers and sisters living there besides other relatives. Return ing she came via Liverpool. Al though nearly 60, she made the entire journey alone and without the least difficulty, although unaccustomed to travel. She went out to her home in Santiago today.Clear Lake Times. About the Same Everywhere. St. Peter is another one of the towns that was given an armory. The city council promptly provided a $1,250 site and $1,000 in cash. But it seems that St. Peter has its share of pin heads and chronic kickers same as other towns, as this paragraph from the Free Press would seem to indicate: "There seems to be a disposition on the part of some of our people to balk the erection of an armory, unless they can get the building so located as best serves their individual interests. It is just this small bickering that is responsible for the failure experienced in the attempt of building up the town." T^ucky It Hit the Hole "Speaking of Irish wit," said Senator Ferris of Utah, a railroad mana section foremanhad his brother over from Ireland recently, and one Sunday morning he took him along the line of the railroad to see some of the fast trains rush by. Finally they stopped just at the en trance to a tunnel, and waited until an express, running at the rate of 60 miles an hour, tore past them and with a roar disappeared in the tunnel. "Well, what do you think of it?" asked the railroad man of his raw Irish brother. 'I was just thinkin," said he, shaking his head, 'that it was mighty lucky the train didn't miss the hole.' VOLUME XXXY. NO. 35 Moving Pictures Friday and Saturday evenings motion pictures will be displayed at Brands' opera house at 8:30 o'clock. New and interesting films will be presented. T. F. Scheen made a trip to the Twin Cities on Tuesday and Wednes day to purchase goods for the confec tionery store. Tom positively and unhesitatingly asserts that he can supply the demands of the most fasti dious customer along any fancy line from 8 a. m. to 10 p. m. seven days a week. Under the direction of Road Builder Kerr and Tom Post the work of im proving the Cravens hill was com menced yesterday morning. When the job is completed farmers' teams, no matter how heavily loaded, will trot up that dreaded sand hill. The village will foot the bills for hauling the material and it will be money well expended. Residents in and around Princeton have been cured of asthma, stomach and intestinal troubles, diseases of the heart and nervous diseases, rheumatism, constipation, headache, lame back, eye and ear troubles, ir regular and painful menstruation by osteopathy. So if suffering call at the Odd Fellows block and consult Dr. Darragh. ltc The Wahkon Enterprise tells of many contemplated improvements in the way of opening streets and road ways and the erection of summer cot tages at Meshigun Point, and also notes that there is a growing demand for realty in the lake country gener ally. A few years hence there will be little unoccupied real estate on the south shore of Mille Lacs lake. Tuesday afternoon a team belong ing to E. Swanson of Stanchfield, which was hitched in front of Henry Avery's clothing store, became frightened, broke the hitching strap, ran down Main street, turned the corner at A. S. Mark's store and finally stopped at A. F. Wresch's feed barn. Although the street was crowded no damage was done. King Burrell came over from Elk River Saturday afternoon with Chas. M. Babcock in the latter's automo bile, went through to Onamia and re turned Sunday. King is again en gaged in the hotel business at Beach, N. D., but at present he is devoting all his time and attention to Mrs. Burrell, who, her many friends here will be sorry to learn, is in poor health and is under medical treatment in Minneapolis. An attempt was made by unknown persons to burglarize the Rutherford home at 1 o'clock on Tuesday morn ing The would-be robbers attempted to force a pantry window on the north side of the house and in so doing aroused the occupants. The mis creants fled precipitately as soon as they discovered that their presence was known. This makes the third burglary, or attempted burglary, that has occurred here this summer. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kopp came up from Minneapolis on Saturday even ing Mrs. Kopp returned on Monday morning and Mr. Kopp on Tuesday. They have made arrangements to have their household goods shippped to Minneapolis and thence to Fremont, Nebraska. Mr. Kopp has charge of the wholesale business of that state for the firm of McKibbin, Driscoll & Dorsey of St. Paul and anticipates making Fremont his temporary home, at least. "Potatoes is your main crop in Mille Lacs county," is an observa tion that is frequently made to the writer. While there will probably be 1,000,000 bushels of potatoes marketed in Princeton alone this season, yet the value of the other crops will far exceed that of the tubers. Corn, wheat, oats, rye, barley, tame hay and wild hay are all staple crops. The value of the output of the cream eries of the county this year will ex ceed $500,000, and the creamery busi ness is in its infancyis growing yearly. In bestowing favors and courtesies the management of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural society should not overlook the Milaca Times, for that paper has devoted a generous amount of space in its columns to the fair. We can assure our Milaca friends that they will be surprised at what has been accomplished under the masterly supervision of one of their former neighbors in improving the grounds. Milaca people are cordial ly invited to compete for the liberal premiums offered. There ought to be competition from every town in the county.