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C. A. Caley, Alfred Johnson and Gro- ver Umbehocker Provide Funds to Secure the Building. One Thousand Dollars and Deed to Site South of Creamery is Sent to the State Treasurer. There will be no special election to ascertain the sentiment of the citizens regarding the armory proposition three of the members of Company have come to the rescue and provided $1,600 to insure the erection of an armory in Princeton. They have for warded a draft to the state treasurer for $1,000 and a deed to a site im mediately south of the creamery, such site having been approved by Lieu tenant Alfred Johnson, who was em powered by the armory board to pass upon the matter. The site was pur chased for the nominal sum of $600 from the Caley Lumber company and it is a very desirable location. Captain C. A. Caley, Lieutenant Al fred Johnson and Village Recorder Grover Umbehocker are the young men who provided the amount re quired, and they are certainly entitled to credit for their enterprise and the progressive spirit manifested by them. Tired of the vacillations, dilatori ness and bullheadedness of the village council, these young men said, "Let us do something ourselves." And they did it. Had the proposition of appropri ating $1,000 and a site come to a vote the citizens would, without doubt, have declared themselves unanimous ly in favor of it, but the delay oc casioned would be unnecessary. Then, again, the result would have no binding effect upon the councilit would not necessarily, in this instance, have to abide by the voice of the people. Taking this into con sideration, the militia boys made a wise move when they decided to ignore the council and proceed indepen dently. While the erection of the armory will not be commenced before spring, Company decided that the state's offer to furnish $10,000 was an opportunity which should be em braced immediatelybefore it was withdrawn. This building, it must be under stood, will not be used exclusively for militia purposes. A large hall which can be used for public meetings will be one of its features and probably a public gymnasium. If at any time the militia company should disband which is not probablethe village, which the law presumes shall take an interest in the institution, will be afforded an opportunity to purchase the building. As to the site, it seems to us that no better could have been selected. The building can be heated by the exhaust steam which now goes to waste from the power house and there is a sewer connection on the ground. The smoke and smell from the creamery one of the excuses put forth by some members of the council as an objec tionable feature to the siteis all poppycock. The smoke will not in the least affect the institution and no smell emanates from the creamery. The sum of $150 rent is paid for the rooms now occupied by Company as an armory, and the village has to pay it, so that it is plain to be seen that in a period of a little over 10 years the amount contributed toward the acquisition of the new building and its site$1,600will be reim bursed. And yet the "wise" men of the council who voted down the prop osition presented by Company re fused to appropriate the sum of $1,000 the militia asked for no siteand endeavored instead to thrust upon the boys a couple of undesirable lots. Anent the action of the council the Duluth News Tribune publishes the following editorial, which is interest ing from the fact that it gives an opinion of the "wiseacres" from an outside viewpoint: Princeton Needs "the Hook." It would be a safer bet than some others that if Princeton had the re call, a majority of its council would "get the hook." Princeton has one of the most efficient, best organized and disciplined companies of the ^tate militia. The boys have proved themselves both in emergencies and in encampment. Under the recent law the city can get $10,000 of state aid to build an armory, provided it furnishes $2,000 for site and furnishings. Princeton naturally wants that armory so do the boys of the company. This sum would erect a building that would be an attractive feature in that center of potatoes and creameries. It would, also, provide an audi MinnMot a i*tirtc Society torium for public meetings and musical entertainments. It would give Princeton an opportunity to hear symphony concerts, and to have occasional conventions. It would make a meeting place for such a gathering as the Northern Minnesota Development association. But the council refuses to appropri ate the $2,000, or even $1,000. For some reason, best known to its mem bers, public opinion, the wish of the taxpayers and the good of the city cannot budge it from its rut of penny wise, pound foolish economy. It will not give twenty cents for a dollar. It will neither hatch the eggs nor get off the nest. The best it will do is to put the city to the expense of a special election to vote on the appropriation of $1,000. It would cost no more to vote on a re call, and this seems to be one instance where that nostrum of progression would seem like the proper dose. Gotch Vanquishes Hackenschmldt Frank A. Gotch of Humboldt,Iowa, on Monday, in Chicago, was an easy winner over Hackenschmidt the so called "Russian Lion" for the world's wrestling championship. In the first fall Gotch pinned Hack with a reverse body hold in 14:18 1-5. The second fall he won with a toe hook and the time occupied was 5:32 1-5. Hackenschmidt, defeated by Gotch with such ease as to make the match appear farcical, is only the trapping of a master-man. He is all shellall pretense. He does not possess the courage of a cornered rat. A rat will fight when cornered. Hackenschmidt cries and prostrates his broad back upon the mat to escape a punishment totally inadequate for the amount of American money he receives for show ing his craven heart to 40,000 on lookers. Hackenschmidt stands today stripped of all that a competitive athlete values in the way of reputa tion for bravery, courage, strength, stamina, and even honor. He is going back to Europe and will probably travel by the lesser lines and seek oblivion. He may deserve the shame heaped upon himbut it is more like ly that he is one of those freaks of nature who followed the only course his mental processes would permit. Gotch took two falls from the Rus sian with ludicrous ease. And the winning in such style must have filled the Humboldt grappler with a mad rage when he thought of his long hard hours of grinding training in the hot July and August sunshours spent needlessly. Gotch could have thrown Hackenschmidt just as quickly as he did without an hour of training. The Iowa man had, harking back to the wicked two hours of work in Dex ter pavilion, trained as he never trained before. He was determined to win and was courageous of heart. He worked in the Riverside camp like a galley slave under a master's lash. He was determined to be in the pink of condition when he met Hacken schmidt again and he achieved his purpose. He was in superlative form. He won so easily as to make the hours of work at Riverside seem al most a total loss of timesheer waste of youthful vitality and muscular tissue. The gate receipts at the match aggregated $87,053, of which Gotch's share was $21,000 and 50 per cent of the moving picture privileges, and Hackenschmidt's share $13,500. Mock bad Aili at Opera House The Mock Sad Alii Stock company will appear at the opera house for three nights, starting Thursday, Sep tember 14, and will present the latest and the best plays of the season. The company this year carries the biggest line of feature vaudeville acts ever carried, and Mock Sad Alii in his famous act of thought reading is one of the features of the show. If you are in doubt on any subject whatever ask"Mox." He can tell you. The opening play will be "My Rosie," a drama in two acts that is along the lines of the music master and will surely please the most critical theater goers. The characterization on Herrman Shulz is the best work that Mock Sad Alii has done, and Miss Dorothy Wood has a very sweet and clever emotional part in this play. The specialties introduced are Mock Sad Alii, the magician and thought reader Brydon's great troop of dogs, Billy Ireland in singing and dancing, and Dorothy Wood, the little soubrette. Popular prices will pre vail. The Riverside Hotel, Having entered into possession of the Riverside hotel I am now pre pared to cater to the people's wants and solicit a share of their patronage. I shall endeavor to give my patrons satisfaction at all timesthe service will be of the best. Try the Riverside hotel under its new management. 33-13tc Alex Simpson, Prop. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1911. SETTLERSMOVE OUT J. J. Skahen Makes Comparison of Conditions in States of South Dakota and flinnesota. Drouth and Hot Winds in Our Sister State Devastate Large Areas of All Growing Crops. Editor Union: In making good your promise in the last issue of the Union regarding a letter from me touching upon the conditions in that part of South Dakota recently seen by me, compared with those in our own state, I am induced to do so only for the purpose of comparing and with the belief that a comparison may awaken and cultivate a keener appre ciation and a higher estimate of the great advantages and resources of our own old Minnesota. A business engagement called me to Aberdeen, S. D., and, naturally, I went out to our former home at Ipswich, in the adjoining county of Edmunds, where we formerly spent 12 long years of prairie life. I found but few of the old pioneers of '83 left and they received me most cordially. In greeting they invariably asked, "How are things up in your country?" Answering, I said all was fine, that the farmers' wives were working over time making extra pockets in their husbands' trousers to hold the gold they were getting for $1.00 a bushel potatoes, and we expected to have 1,000,000 bushels. The hens, whose merry cackle lent music to the air, were too happy and too busy to take a vacation. Our butter was so deli cious that the millionaires of New York city were paying trust prices to our farmers' creameries for carloads of it. Everything else is running about the same way, and Minnesota is a grand, hunkadorious domain. I did not need to ask how things were there. In language more forceful and pathetic than words can paint, the continuous line of "prairie schooners" containing sad-faced mothers and disappointed fathers and their little household effects, going out of the country, leaving behind the homestead or newly purchased land, told the unwelcome story of failure and distress. For a hundred miles radius from Ipswich the drouth and hot winds made the work of devasta tion complete. A better job in that respect could scarcely have been wrought. Not a sheaf nor a shock nor a stack of grain could be seen to indicate any reward for the toil and money of the farmer. There was little difference, but the country west of the Missouri river got hit the worst. Though the failure puts a serious check on immigration and makes the old settlers draw upon thier reserves, yet the new settlers are hit the heavi est blow. Their means are exhausted and they can borrow no more. With empty pocketbooks, coal $12.00 a ton, no wood to get, and buffalo chips scarce, many homesteaders and new comers are up against the real thing. Cold and hunger stare them in the face. To meet the situation in these and other respects the county commis sioners in many counties are arrang ing to issue bonds to raise the neces sary means to carry them over the winter and furnish seed next spring in taking another chance at the game. It is unnecessary to say that all com mercial business is under a wave of stagnation and a pessimistic and gloomy expression prevails. Minnesota always looked good to me, but she never looked so good as when I returned from this trip. Her green, refreshing pastures covered with lowing herds, her fertile fields laden with shocks and stacks of golden grain, her sparkling lakes and running streams, her exhilarating climate, her woods and groves where nestle the homes of prosperous farmers and happy and contented families, make a striking contrast to the conditions in her sister state to the west, and remind us that, though we may not always have appreciated the fact, our own dear Minnesota is the best state in the union. Very respectfully yours, J. J. Skahen. Get Your Young Mares Now. You will find at my barns a selec tion of the finest young work and general purpose mares ever brought to this town. They are the pick of hundreds and have been selected be cause of their good qualities. These mares have just arrived at my barn. Don't let this chance get away from you to buy first-class horseflesch at low prices. 36"bf XF&*rn' Everyone Should Assist in Making the Mille Lacs County Pair the Best Ever Aulger Rines. CROWNISTHEVICTOR Defeats Blue Hill, One of the Strongest Aggregations of Ball Players in This Part of Country. Game Scientifically Played From Start to Finish and Results in Close Score of Four to Five. The Crown baseball team again demonstrated the fact that they have no equal in this neck of the woods when it comes to playing baseball. Last Sunday, at the fair grounds, they defeated the Blue Hill team, con sisting almost exclusively of Mille Lacs county stars, in a hotly con tested game, the score being 4 to 5 in Crown's favor. Neither side suc ceeded in scoring until the third inning, when Blue Hill managed to cross the pan for two runs. Crown proceeded to even things up in their half when with one base occupied, McKinney, Crown's twirler, connected with one of the famous "Cy" Robi deau's offerings for a clean homer. There was no more scoring until the sixth, when Blue Hill again forged ahead, and at the beginning of the ninth the score was 4 and 4. Blue Hill failed to score in their half of the ninth, and in Crown's half F. Angst man, the first man up, whiffed B. Hass walked and J. Angstman, the next man up, knocked a corking single over second base and B. Hass scored from second, winning the game. Cy Robideau was on the mound for Blue Hill and pitched good ball, with Walters at the re ceiving end, and McKinney and Jess Angstman were at the points for Crown. Mac also twirled a good game. McKinney starred at the bat, getting a homer and a three-bagger out of four times up and Sam Shaw, in right field for Blue Hill, accepted seven chances without an error. Julius Yngve handled the indicator and got away in good style under the circumstances. The line up was as follows: Crown J. Angstman, Walker, 3b Mc Kinney, p: A. Angstman, 2b: L. Angstman, ss: Umbehocker, rf: W. Hass, lb: F. Angstman, cf: B. Hass, If. Blue HillSmith, 2b Doane, lb Mallette, ss Shaw, rf: Hull, cf Walters, c: Robideau, p: Jesmer, 3b Schmidt, If. Crown would like to play a good Mille Lacs county team and is ready and willing to back their team with money. Long Siding will clash with Crown at the Mille Lacs county fair on Thursday, September 14. Game License Explained Pursuant to the 1911 game laws and opinions of the attorney general rendered thereon a hunter can hunt small game in the county in which he resides without a license. A hunter hunting small game in a county of which he is not a resident must pro cure a license therefor from the county auditor of the county in which tLe hunter lives. Every hunter of big game must have a license whether he is hunting in the county in which he resides or somewhere else within the state. According to the opinion of the attorney general a county auditor cannot issue a license to anyone under 21 years of age, either for small or large game, but minors are not prevented from hunting. The gist of the opinion is that any minor between the ages of 14 and 21 can hunt small or large game anywhere in the state without a license therefor. A Marrow Escape. Some one shot through a window of the Starff residence, on the north side, one day last week and a bullet from a 22-caliber rifle passed directly over Mrs. Ralph Jones, who was sitting on a couch. Mrs. Jones, who is suffering from tuberculosis, had leaned forward a moment previous, otherwise the bullet, which embedded itself in the wall, would have pene trated her head. No clue to the per son who fired the shot has been ob tained, but it was probably some boy whose parents had permitted to handle firearms. It is scarcely probable that any one intentionally committed the act. Brldeson Defeated by Hass. The first wrestling match of the season was staged at the armory last Friday night. The principals were Ben Hass, the local wrestler, and Ole Brideson of Milwaukee, and they put up a good, clean exhibition, which was watched with interest by a fair sized crowd of spectators. Hass out classed his opponent in all stages of the contest and won the match without a great deal of effort. He took the first fall in about nine minutes with a double bar and further Nelson hold. Ap ~/'SS'-* a if ^-yw rtj-jM^^-j-^^^ Brideson took the second fall after eight minutes of hard work. Hass, however, came back strong and downed his man in four minutes, again using the double bar and further Nelson. Brideson appeared to be a trifle heavier than Hass and was stronger in the forearm, but lacked the knowledge of the fine points of the game that Ben possessed, and that was the principal reason that he lost. It is possible that these two may meet again, as the loser stated that he was not in condition. Hass is better than ever this season, and is ready to take on all comers in his division. In the preliminary events young Post covered himself with glory by throwing two other lads in succession. Harry Pratt of Zimmerman refereed the match to the satisfaction of all. School Term Begins. The Princeton public schools opened on Monday with a total enrollment of 462. Princeton's public schools are among the very best in the northwest, and this is largely due to the board of education and the superintendent, who take especial interest and pride in keeping the institution in the front rank. The teachers are selected with great care from among many appli cants and they are all experienced and efficient. The faculty: SuperintendentJ. C. Marshall. High schoolSophie Stroeter, principal, Princeton: Elsie Hull, White Bear Delia Yancey, Grand Rapids Cecille Owens, Tracey. Eighth gradeMargaret I. King, Princeton Ruth Lundsten, Delano. Seventh gradeSara M. Andrew, Bertha. Sixth gradeElla Stevens, New Medford. Fifth gradeOpha Waters, Fergus Falls. Fourth gradeA, Jennie Whiting, Princeton B, Frances Pollard, Rob binsdale. Third gradeRuth Hayden, Elk River. Second gradeFlossie Davis, Delano. First gradeMary Huse, Prince ton. Primer gradeEvelyn Tompkins, Robbinsdale. Brickton: Upper gradesMiss McLaughlin, Princeton. Lower gradesStella Robinson, Milaca. That Congressman-at-Large Minnesota is next year to have the novel experience of selecting a citizen to represent it as congressman-at large in the next house. Few states, save those so small as to be entitled to only one congressman, are ever re presented in the house as entire states. The anomaly occurs when, as now, a reapportionment bill is passed after the state legislature has adjourned, and thus made impossible the rear rangement of the districts before the next election. He who is selected as congressman at-large from Minnesota, therefore, will probably represent the state but two years. Before the election of 1913 comes the legislature will, no doubt, have cut the state up into ten instead of nine congressional dis tricts. The man selected may, it is true, be nominated and elected from the district in which he will then re side, but this is a mere contingency, and the probabilities are in favor of his retiring after two years of ser vice. It is well known that a con gressman's first term is pretty well spent in learning the ropes, in getting acquainted, in finding himself and his place in the congressional machine. He does not begin to be really useful until he has served several terms. The longer he serves the greater his opportunities for service, especially because of the better positions he gets through seniority on the committees. Thus it is not likely Minnesota' congressman-at-large will cut much figure at Washington, unless the citizen selected be one of con gressional reputation and experience. Minneapolis Journal. Knnkel-Seefeldt. Henry Kunkel and Adeline Seefeldt were married at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of the groom's father, Fritz Kunkel, in the town of Princeton. The witnesses were Thomas Anderson and Mamie M. Brandt, and Rev. O. A. Strauch of the German- Lutheran church was the officiating clergyman. The young people have taken up their residence in the village of Princeton, where the groom is employed by L. C. Hummel. The Union extends congratulations. Stores Will Close. On Friday afternoon, September 15, the business houses of Princeton will close in order to afford the clerks an opportunity to attend the county fair. Stores will close at 1 o'clock and open at 5. VOLUME XXXV. NO. 37 A FOUR MYS' FAIR Prospects Look Bright for Good Agri- cultural Exhibit and Showing of Horses and Cattle. Premiums Are Liberal and Program of Races and Sports is First Class ia Every Detail. Next Wednesday, September 13, the Mille Lacs county fair will be formal ly opened by the president of the so ciety and all entries for premiums on competition must be made and the ex hibits on the grounds by noon of that day. The 1911 fair will continue for a period of four days instead of three as in previous years. The new buildings at the grounds are practically completed and Presi dent Bryson will have everything in readiness for exhibitors and the gen eral public by Wednesday nextthe opening day. There will be ample accommodation for live stock of all kinds and plenty of space for agricul tural, horticultural, fancy and other displays. This, together with the liberal premiums which are offered this year, should prove an induce ment to farmers and others to enter more exhibits than have ever been brought to the Mille Lacs county fair. Farmers should not overlook the fact that a silver loving cup valued at $50 has been offered by the State Dairy men's association in order to en courage the breeding of better dairy stock. The herds in competition for this cup must consist of one pure bred sire, any dairy breed, and three or more females, either grades or purebreds, and any age will be ad missable. The cup will be awarded only when there is competition of two or more exhibitors. The program of races and sports for the afternoons of Thursday, Fri day and Saturday, September 14, 15 and 16, is the best which has ever been arranged for the county fair. Ball games between Crown and Long Siding, Princeton and Wyanett and Foley and Moraall strong teams will be among the attractions on these days, and there will be a large num ber of interesting turf events for big purses. Two brass bandsPrinceton and Milacawill discourse music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will be no dearth of attractions at this year's fair and gambling de vices of every description will be strictly prohibited from the grounds. No reason is apparent why the county fair should not be the best ever held, and everyone should con tribute a share toward making it a success. Brown-Balfanz Guy E. Brown and Miss Ida Bal fanz were married at Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, August 26. Miss Gladys Brown was the maid of honor and Clyde Brown the groomsman. Following the ceremony an informal reception was given to about twenty guests. The groom is a son of Mrs. F. B. Whitney, formerly of Princeton but now of Omaha, and he was born and raised in Princeton. The bride, who was born in Glencoe, also lived in Princeton for a number of years, and the wedding was a culmination of a school romance. The Union wishes the young people happiness. A Few of Them. Among those who attended the state fair this week were Miss Pearl Buck, Mrs. L. Preston, Isaac Martin and son, Aldred, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Libby, Mrs. William Cordiner, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Falk, Mrs. William Falk, Capt. Caley, C. H. Nelson, Mrs. Geo. Tomlinson, Mrs. Arthur Steeves and daughter, Rugus P. Morton, O. M. Warner, Bob King, Willis Foote, Bob O'Brien, O. H. Uglem, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Hofflander, Axel Wicks, Mrs. Win Davis and daughter. Lightning Strikes Dwelling. During the storm on Monday lightning struck the house of Mrs. Samuel Hamilton, west of the village, and did considerable damage. The lightning came down through the ceil ing, tore off the lath and plaster, splintered the door jamb, broke a window, tore the flooring and went out through the cellar. It also struck an oak tree in the yard. Have You Tried Osteopathy? Many ailments which allopathy and homeopathy have no effect upon may be cured or relieved by osteopathy. Osteopathy is the natural sciencethe drugless cure. If suffering from any of the diseases to which flesh is heir come in and consult me and I will tell you whether I can cure you or not. Dr. F. J. Darragh, Odd Fellows' Block.