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The Big Display of Vegetables, Grain,
Etc., Presents Attractive Ap- pearance in New Hall. Track Events Excellent and Immense Crowds Attend Fair Upon Af- ternoons of Each Day, The Mille Lacs county fair was the best in every respect ever held here in the number and quality of exhibits, amusement features, accommodation for displays, and in the attendance of -visitors. Luckily ideal weather pre vailed with the exception of Thursday morning, when a drizzling rain fell and prevented many people living in the country districts from coming to town. Friday was the banner day in number of attendance and Saturday was not far behind. Praise for the management of the fair was heard on every hand and visitors were de lighted with the transformation of the grounds from a lot of tumble-down buildings to magnificent new exhibit halls. But it is evident that some of these exhibit halls will not be suffi ciently large to accommodate the dis plays next year, and additions or new buildings will in some cases have to be erected. For instance, the fruit, preserve and pastry departments will have to be moved out of agricultural hallSuperintendent Scheen having been taxed to his wits' end to squeeze the abundance of exhibits entered into the allotted space. Then the horse barns will have to be extended. But these things can be easily accom plished. The arrangement of buildings upon the grounds could not have been im proved upon. President Bryson had so distributed them that the crowds were consequently divided upthe people were nob all concentrated in one place at the same time. President Bryson and Secretary Stanley were busy men during the fair, as was Treasurer Jack and in fact all the officers of the society. They are entitled to praise for the smoothness with which everything was carried out. Superintendents of exhibits, races and other amusements also performed their full share toward making the fair the splendid success which it proved. The gate receipts on Thursday were $145.75, on Friday $571.25, and on Saturday $518.25, an aggregate of $1,235.25. As to tlie Displays. In vegetables, grain and grasses nothing had ever been' seen at a Mille Lacs county fair which would in any way compare with the exhibits in either quality, quantity or variety there were specimens of almost every thing which the soil is capable of pro ducing. It was a magnificent display which should go a long way toward advertising the fertile soilthe pos sibilitiesof this rich farming county. Everything was this year classified and arranged in regular order and the hall decorated with flags and bunting by Supt. Scheen. This added greatly to the attractiveness of the display. Robt. Clark, who has here tofore exhibited a variety of vege tables and plants at the county fair, made no entries. The fruit entries were numerous with apples predominating. There FAIR OUTCLASSES ALL FORMER RECORDS they were all of splendid quality and some of them particularly large. It was a good demonstration of what this part of the country can do in apple culture. Plates of luscious plums and other fruits made up this exhibitin all a very creditable show ing which surpassed last year's dis play in every particular. The flower display was not an extensive one but there were some pretty varieties ex hibited. The honey department attracted much attention. In this department a colony of bees was exhibited under were apples of many varieties and 18 months old, from his herd for $75 View of Amphitheater During Progress of Race. Photo by Clement glass and specimens of honey made from goldenrod, basswood, clover, etc., were attractively displayed, as well as preserves and pickles in honey. In butter there was a larger exhibit than in any previous year and the quality was of the finest. The country surrounding Princeton is be coming a decidedly dairiyng territory and there were many excellent dis plays. The lady exhibitors did themselves proud in the bread, pastry, preserves and domestic manufacture depart ments and entered a large assortment in each. The pastry and preserves looked especially enticing, and in fancy work the handiwork was attrac tive to a high degreeno mere man is capable of producing anything that i would compare with it. This year there were more paintings than usual in the fine art department many of them excellent productions in oils and water colors. There were three exhibits worthy of special men tion, viz., the displays of the high, Whittier and rural schools which con sisted of drawings, paper fancy work, etc., and which showed remarkable advancement in this line of work dur ing the past year. The teachers are entitled to much credit for the pains which they have taken in bringing their pupils up to so marked a degree of perfection. County Superintendent Guy Ewing was handicapped in dis playing the art work of the rural schools, of which he had made a large collection. By some mistake or mis understanding he was unable to ob tain space for displaying the collec tion on the walls so was obliged to content himself with leaving it ua the portfolios in which it was received. Many people, however, viewed these art productions of the boys and girls in the country schools and expressed themselves as well pleased with the achievements. Some fine stock in horses was dis played and Dennis Kaliher, the superintendent, who knows a good horse when he sees it, says that never before has such a splendid assortment of high-grade horses been shown at a Mille Lacs county fair. The stables this year were crowded, in fact some of the ponies had to be housed in the cattle building, a condition hitherto unknown. Hence it is presumed that an extension to this building will have to be made ere another year rolls 'round. In the cattle department there was a remarkably fine display with the dairy kine predominating. The silver prize cup offered by the State Dairy men's association for the best herd of dairy cattle entered from Mille Lacs county was awarded to P. W. Jensen, who afterwards sold two bull calves, R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTT,plFNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1911. VOLUME XXXV. NO. 39 apiece to Geo. W. Schrepel. Mr. Jen sen's breed of cattle is Holstein Friesian and the sire of the herd is a full-blood. John Foote exhibited a splendid herd of Jerseys and Geo. W. Schrepel and F. H. Loucksv Holstein herds. There were also a number of Hereford s, Shorthorns, Guernseys and Polled Angus stpck on exhibi tion. In former years no such dis play as this was possible owing to the lack of accommodation entailed by insufficient housing facilities. There were but five pens of swine on exhibition and but few sheep, al- though those which were displayed were of a high grade. In poultry there was an excellent showingfowls of many varieties being entered. Most of the birds were displayed in coops of adequate size but some of the inclosures were, altogether too small. Wm. Marsh, superintendent of the department, compelled some of the exhibitors to place their fowls in larger coops and threatened to bar others. Mr. Marsh is a man who understands poultry and knows its requirements. He kept the inclosures as clean as was possible and fed and watered the fowls three times a day during the fair. Down in agricultural row there was a magnificent display of farm ma chinery operated by gasoline engines, and various makes of wagons and buggies were on exhibition. The Caley Hardware company and the Evens Hardware company had dis plays with special machinery demon strators and Peterson & Nelson and the Mcllhargey company also had ex hibits. The Princeton village com mission had a very attractive electri cal exhibition showing motors, wash ing machines, electric irons, etc. One of the features was a comparative showing of the tungsten and carbon lights. An exposed meter was exhi bited by the demonstrator, Ralph Whitney, which showed the difference in the amount of current consumed by each light. When the carbon light was utilized the meter registered about two-thirds more than it did when the tungsten was turned on and the tungsten gives about three times the light that the carbon does. Users of electric light were given a clear illustration of how they can save money. One of the specialties in agricultural row was a Melrose con vertible wagon, exhibited by Ruf us P. Morton. Mr. Morton showed how, by the manipulation of screws and rods, this wagon can be readily con verted into a hay rack, hog rack, cattle rack, picnic wagon, etc. It seems to be just the thing for the farmer. J. H. Hoffman, the harness man, had an excellent display of his handiwork on exhibition and it at tracted a large number of people. F. G. Follz, flour and feed, also had an exhibition of his wares. The B(nslcal Features, Etc. Music was furnished on Thursday by the Milaca military band of 11 pieces under the direction of William Erickson, and the boys are entitled to praise for the fine selections dis coursed. Milaca has a band which is a credit to the countyand the people of that village should feel proud of it. On Friday and Saturday, the Citizens' band of Princeton provided the music, with Prof. Heinzeman of Minneapolis directing, and many wQtds of praise were heard from visitors as to the excellence of the organization. The band certainly played in excellent manner upon this occasionit produced music which was appreciated by everyoneeven thdse who are devoid of a musical grands' moving picture show was on^ of the attractions and many pepple passed a pleasant hour view ing the life-like scenes portrayed in the improvised theater. Mansfield's pony and dog show was another attraction and the animals were well trained, but the poor dogs were so emaciated that they appeared to be half starved. Then again they were confined in such close quarters that they could scarcely stir around. It looked like a good case for the humane society. There was a merry go-round on the grounds and a num ber of cigar, pop and other stands. The Dorcas society served meals and luncheon in a large, airy tent and many availed themselves of the opportunity to replenish the inner man there. Horse Races, Etc. The track events were particularly goodthe best that have been seen here in many a year. The judges were T. J. Kaliher, Dr. McRae, J. J. Skahen, and Charles Keith starter, and they carried out the program with clocklike precision. Thursday: Farmers' trotting race, half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $25, divided into $12.50, $7.50 and $5. McVicar's horse won, Kuehl man's was second and Cater's third. TimeFirst heat, 2:00 second, 1:40. Free-for-all pony race, half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $20, divided into $10, $7 and $3. Hull's pony won, King's was second, Angst man's third and Groff's fourth. TimeFirst heat, 1:02 second, 1:00 third, 1:11. Exhibition raceamateur driving race, trot or pace, one mile heats, best 2 in 3. No purse. Runquist's horse won, Foltz' came in second and Smith's third. TimeFirst heat, 2:34 second, 2:40. Ladies' foot race, 50 yards for $3 and $2. Anna Vernon came in first, Delia Larson second and Marie Knut son third. Farmer's boys' foot race for purse of J3 and $2. Six boys entered, viz., Foster Lowell, Forest Angstman, Al bert Hoaglund, Charles Hamann, Joe Trunk, Myron Nerry, Roy Peterson. Forest Angstman won, Roy Peterson was second and Chas. Hamann third. Friday: Amateur driving race, trot or pace, Mille Lacs county horses only, mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $100, divided into $50, $35 and 15. King's horse won, Foltz' was second, Tom Kaliher's third and Smith's fourth. TimeFirst heat, 2:33 second, 2:35. Trot or pace, for farmers' horses only, half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $35, divided into $20, $10 and $5. McVicar's horse won, Kuehl man's was second, Cater's third and Wentworth's fourths TimeFirst heat, 1:37 second, 1:35.N Running race, free for all, half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $35, divided into $20, $10 and $5. Hull's horse won, King's came in second and Angstman's third. TimeFirst heat, 1:05 second, 1:03. Ladies' potato race for purse of $3 and $2. Six entered: Mrs. Baxter, Mrs. Robideau, Mrs. Clough, Mrs. Geo. King, Mrs. Al King and Grace King. Grace King won first prize, Mrs. Baxter second and Mrs. Clough was third. Tug of war, for farmers only, Mille Lacs county against all comers, ten men on a side, for a purse of $10. Mille Lacs county won and the team consisted of Nels Robideau, J. D. Timmer, Henry Sager, Tom Blair, Alex Blair, Ed. Saxon, Geo. Butcher, Gust Moey, Louis Solberg and Willis Foote. Saturday: Running race, half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $35, divided into $20, $10, and $5. Hull's horse won, King's was second and Kaliher's third. TimeFirst heat, 1:07 second, 1:02. Amateur driving race, trot or pace, Mille Lacs county horses only, mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $100, divided into $50, $35 and $15. King's horse won, Foltz' came in Kaliher'8 third and Smith's TimeFirst heat heat, 2:32, 2:33 third, 2:40. Exhibition race, trot or pace, half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse of $20. Frank Smith's horse won and McKenzie's came in second. Time 1.14 Free-for-all slow race, one heat only, for a purse of $25, divided into $12.50, $7.50 and $5. Chas. Grow's horse won first money, Ed Preston's second and Adolph Grow's third. Time7 minutes. Men's potato race for purse of $3 and $2. The following entered: Eugene Bemis, Knute Kittilson, Odin Odegard, Tellef Knutson, Ed Zie barth, Jas. Jensen, G. Halter, Geo. Kaliher and Louis Drink. Geo. Kali her won first prize and Ed Ziebarth second. Centipede race between the high school boys and the farmers' boys for a purse of $10. The farmers' boys won the race. second, fourth, second, Ball Games. The baseball games at the county fair proved a large success, were well in keeping with the other high class races and sports provided by the fair association, and did their share toward making Mille Lacs county famous for its county fairs. Crown and Long Siding pulled off the curtain raiser on Thursday be fore a fair-sized crowd but on a rather wet and sloppy field, which slowed the play of both teams down. The game proved interesting, however, and see sawed back and forth, being any body's game until the ninth inning. Crown finally won by the margin of one runscore 4 to 5. On Friday a Princeton team com posed principally of high school players took the measure of the Wyanett tossers and overwhelmed them dy the score of 17 to 6. The Prinecton team put up a sharp field ing game and slugged the pill in big league style, but the Wyanett athletes View Showing Center and West Wing of Agricultural Hall. Photo "by Payette. appeared nervous before such a large crowd, and their inability to steady down in the first few rounds put them out of the running, and the game was a walkaway for the Princeton lads. The real thriller was carefully pre served for Saturday, and it proved a genuine thriller at that and gave the local fans the best exhibition of the national pastime that has been pulled off on the local ball lot in many moons. Mora and Foley were the principals in this premeditated duel, and as each team had defeated their rivals in one game apiece this season, MINNESOTA BISTOBlGAi SOCIETY, and as the $100 purse went to the win ners, along with several side bets of pretty good size, they went at the game in deadly earnest and both teams played in the same determined way throughout the nine exciting: innings. Mora was loaded for the game, their three outfielders, third and first baseman, being hired talent from outside places and good baseball talent at that, as they proved through out the game. They were using a Mora man, Brackett, as their pitcher, but he has been pitching professional ball all season in the Minnesota-Wis consin league, and is no spring chicken when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the pitching craft, as he clearly demonstrated before the game was over. Foley also showed up with anything but a local team, five outsiders of baseball fame were discovered in the line-up, headed by Jake Thielman of St. Cloud, he who used to be on the St. Louis national's pay roll and who has been since cavorting around on other profes sional and semi-professional teams throughout the country. The scenes were all set for the heavy tragedy, and as the large crowd was mostly neutral they were in a position where they could enjoy the murder which ever side proved to be the victim. Mora took the field first and shut ^Foley out, no one reaching first base. Mora then started things in their half of the first, scoring two runs on three hits off Thielman, one of them good for two bases. But after this little pyrotechnical display the old war horse settled down and there wasn't much doing for Mora from then on. Brackett pitched shut-out ball until the fifth inning, when a pair of hits and some poor fielding enabled Foley to tie the score, and the score was still tied when the ninth inning came around. In the ninth Foley succeeded in fiillng the bases with two men gone and Mike Gallagher, their heavy hitter, up. Anxious to strike the batter out Brackett got something on the ball that evidently fooled his catcher, for the ball caroomed off the catcher's mit and rolled into the crowd a blocked ball. A ground rule made previous to the opening of the game gave the runners one base on a blocked ball, and after a somewhat heated discussion in which the um pires, players and crowd all joined, the Foley runner on third was sent in with the winning score apparently. This ended the Foley scoring as Gal lagher failed to find Brackett for a safe one. Mora came to bat in a des perate mood, sore at losing the game on a technical ruling. Ravenscraft was first man up for Mora and smote one to second base. Kasner hobbled it just long enough to allow Ray to reach first in safety. While Jake was striking the next batter out Ravens craft purloined the second station. Handschau, Mora's big catcher, then let drive a single and Ray scampered across the plate with the tying run. The next man was retired without further damage and, with two men out and a man on second, it looked good for extra innings. Brackett, who was next to hat, thought he had pitched enough to earn the stipend paid him, so he cut loose a single just inside the first base foul line, and before the ball could be fielded back Handschau had crossed the plate with a run that was worth about $300 in cold cash to the Mora contingent and the game was over, 4 to 5. The line up and KL,V X! r\ V-.