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FIRST GAME OF YEAR Football Season Opens Here and Billy Doane's Terriers Defeat Elk River by Score of 6 to o. Game Well Played on Both Sides but Elk River Adheres Too riuch to Old-Fashioned Rales. Evidently the weather man got his signals crossed last Saturday, for instead of the fair weather which had been predicted for the day, he pulled the wrong lever and cut loose a cold, drizzling rain which started about noon and continued throughout the rest of the day. Ordinarily the game would have been called off under con ditions of this kind, but the rain had held off long enough so that the Elk River boys had started out across country and, after making the 20-mile trip through the mud and rain, they thought that a little more of the weather wouldn't hurt them any and they insisted on playing the game re gardless of the freaks of the United States weather department. Several of the Princeton players had failed to show up at the regular time supposing that the game had been called off, but after a lot of chasing around and skillful auto driving on the part of Tommie Caley and Manager Petterson through the mud and rain, eleven orange and black athletes were finally rounded up and sent out to the fair grounds to do battle with the Elk River warriors, who had been more or less patiently waiting at the fair grounds for a worthy foe to conquer. The preliminaries were hurriedly disposed of, and the shrill blast of the referee's whistle soon notified the handful of spectators who had braved the inclement weather that the first football battle of the year was on. And it was a good game at that. Vfter the first five minutes of play it was evident that the teams were about evenly matched and that a score for either side would be a hard proposi tion to get. The first quarter ended without either side scoring, but at the beginning of the second quarter Princeton opened up the stubborn Elk River defense with a little new foot ball which seemed to put the defense up in the air and, by a few cleverly executed forward passes and plays off tackle, Princeton placed the ball on the enemy's ten-yard line. Elk River refused to give ground any more, however, and held the plunging Princeton offense and kicked the ball out of danger, temporarily at least. But Princeton resumed their mixed play tactics and soon had the ball on Elk River's five-yard line and first down. Pohl placed the ball on the two-yard line on a smash through center, and on the next play Newton was pushed over for a touchdown just as the whistle blew for the end of the first half. The Elk River referee re fused to allow the score, however, on the grounds that there had been il legal pushing on the play in which the ball went over the goal line. There was considerable wrangling at this juncture and the Princeton boys were rightfully peeved over this rul ing of the referee, but the decision stood and the first half ended 0 to 0. The third quarter was a repetition of the second with Princeton having slightly the best of the argument, and slowly but surely the ball was again worked down toward the coveted Elk River goal line. From Elk River's 40-yard line C. Stay got away with a cleverly executed forward pass and got to the enemy's ten-yard line be fore he was pulled down by the Elk River tacklers. Pullwiler went around Elk River's right wing for five yards more and Pohl smashed through center for a touchdown. The decision was olose, however, and as the goal line had not been properly marked off it was next to impossible to tell whether the ball was actually over or not After considerable ar gument it was decided that another down be played, and on the next play C. Stay carried the ball over for a touchdown on a crossbuck through the left side of the Elk River line. Pohl kicked goal. Score, Princeton 6, Elk River 0. And this was the score when the game finally ended, al though the down-river boys fought hard to tie the score and managed to keep the ball in dangerous ground throughout the last five minutes of play, but were unable to push it over for a touchdown through the stone wall defense of the orange and black. Notes Next Saturday the same teams play a return game on the Elk River grounds. There was not an injury on either side and time was not taken out once during the whole period of play. Every man on the Princeton team played to win and did his share toward winning a hard-fought grid iron battle. The Elk River quarter got away for a 60-yard run and would have tied the score had not C. Stay overhauled him from behind and brought him to earth on Princeton's 10-yard line, and thus saved the day for the locals. When the ball was fumbled it was comical to watch the players try to re cover the slippery pigskin, and it re minded one of the "catch the greased pig" stunts that they used to pull off at the cross-roads gatherings. Elk River has a good bunch of players but they stuck to the old style of football and refused to attempt any of the new stuff in the rain. On the other hand Princeton uncorked some of the newer brand of dope and were fairly successful in getting away with it. The Princeton legions lined up in battle array as follows: Angstman, left end: Kaufert, left tackle Newton, left guard Smith, center Small, right guard McDougle, right tackle Fullwiler, right end Dmbehocker, left half C. Stay, right half Pohl, quarter Clair Newton, quarter. Admiral Schley Dead Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley dropped dead on Monday near the corner of Forty-fourth street and Fifth avenue, New York, while on his way down town. He was born in Maryland on October 9, 1839, and entered the naval academy at Annapo lis in 1856. He was in active service from the time of his graduation in 1860 uatil retired in October, 1901. Previous to the outbreak of the Spanish-American war Commodore Schley was ordered on the Brooklyn and given command of the "flying squadron." It was his squadron which located the Spanish fleet at Santiago on May 29, 1898, and blocked the harbor. On the morning of July 2, 1898, Admiral Sampson, who was the superior in command, de parted for Siboney, leaving Schley in full command of the fleet on board of the flagship. Scarcely one hour after the admiral's departure the Spanish fleet emerged from the sheltering harbor. Commodore Schley directed the battle which fol lowed and which ended with the com plete destruction of the Spanish fleet. Admiral Sampson did not return to the New York until that afternoon. He resumed command and afterward claimed the credit for the victory. Schley's action in the battle was made the subject of an investigation, but the experts found his action fully justified and public opinion gave him all credit due to him. Italians Shell Prevesa Late dispatches from the seat of the Italian-Turkish war say that Pre vesa, a seaport on the coast of Trip oli, has fallen after a heroic defense by the Turkish garrison. With obso lete guns and protected only by the cracked walls of antique fortresses, the Turks withstood the bombardment from the Italian fleet for many hours. Although they must have known that the fight was hopeless from the first, the Turkish troops stood gallantly to their guns. The shots from the ancient, short-range ordnance guns fell far short of the warships but the Turks obstinately refused to sur render. It was only when the forts had ceased to be anything but a pile of ruins, when the governor's palace had been demolished and the military barracks were blazing, that the gar rison finally withdrew. They com menced an orderly retreat towards the hills but could not withstand the hail of shrapnel from the Italian ships. They were forced to break their ranks and flee to what shelter they could reach. As soon as the garrison was abandoned the white flag was hoisted over the ruined forts and the Italians prepared to land. The Dumas Case During the week there has been some sensational evidence in the Dumas case and the state expects to call its last witness today. In all thirty witnesses have been examined. Martin Behan, the fellow who was with Mike Davis at the Puposky post offceon the night of the attempted robbery was on the stand yesterday and was subjected to a severe grilling, but his evidence was ap parently unshaken. Dr. Dumas maintains his usual composure and merely smiles as the witnesses testify against him. Senior Entertainment. Get posted on the senior entertain ment at the Princeton high school assembly hall, under the auspices of Miss Harriet Hetlund, on Friday evening, October 13. it THE COUNTY BOARD Appropriations From Road and Bridge Fund Are Made to Townships of, nilaca and Page. Fourteen niles of Road in Towns of Page and nilaca Designated by Board as State Highway. The board of county commissioners met on Tuesday morning and con cluded the work of the session the same day. Following is a Synopsis of the proceedings: The petition of Nels Rehaume to be set off from school distrvict 5 to 7, in the town of Greenbush, was con sidered and granted. D. N. Hunt presented a petition asking that certain land owned by him in Sherburne county be set off from school district 10 in said county and attached to district 1 in Mille Lacs county. The hearing was set for November 2. Elizabeth Gramer prayed to be set off from school district 35 to 7, and the matter was laid over for investi gation. The matter of county ditch No. 10, in the town of Borgholm, came up for hearing and, as there was no opposi tion, R. S. Chapman was selected to make the preliminary survey and the following appointed as viewers: E. C. Grow, Greenbush Jas. R. Ed munds, Princeton and Peter Jensen, Bogus Brook. The commissioners agreed to give the town of Milaca an extra appropri ation of $200 from the road and bridge fund to aid in building a steel and concrete bridge across Mike Drew brook, at the foot of Stony hill. An appropriation of $25 was al lowed the town of Page to aid in making the necessary repairs to a bridge across the Rum river. A claim of $445 was presented by the town of Isle Harbor, being one half of the cost of a bridge built in that township. The board refused to allow the claim as presented but the matter will be reconsidered provided the work is approved by Assistant Engineer Chapman. Fourteen miles of road in the towns of Page an'd Milaca, running north and south, were designated as a state highway. An Old Resident of Borgholm Dead John Westling, an old resident of Borgholm, died on the 24th ult. at Eden Valley. He had been a sufferer from diabetes for a long time and went to Fairhaven to consult a doctor. From there he proceeded to his brother-in-law's, John Hedin, at Grove City, and Mr. Hedin started with him on the return trip. Upon reaching Eden Valley, however, he was taken critically ill and could pro ceed no further. There he passed away. The remains were conveyed to the family residence in Borgholm, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dagner of Milaca last Friday afternoon. The interment was in Bock cemetery. John Westling was born at Karbole, Gafleborg, Sweden, on August 3, 1857. He came to America with his parents in 1868 and settled near Becker, where he lived until 1898, when hje moved to Borgholm. There he resided until called by death. He was married in 1884 to Miss Caroline Dalin, who died some years ago. He is survived by four sons, Alex A., James, Henry and Louis, and one daughter, Ella, all of whom live at home. He also leaves two brothers, Alex and Peter, who reside in Borgholm, and three sisters, Mrs. Peter Bergstadt, Glen dorado Mrs. Louis Tache, Roslyn, Wash. and Betsy Westling of Borg holm. Mr. Westling was an honest, hard working farmer who was respected by the community in which he resided. Seores of People Meet Death. Scores of persons were drowned and a large number was injured at Austin, Pa., on Saturday afternoon, when the great dam of the Bayless Pulp & Paper company, which held back 500,000,000 gallons of water, went out. The dam, a great structure 530 feet long and 49 feet high, was built two years ago. It was of con crete, 32 feet wide at the base and said to be constructed under the most approved plans of modern engineer ing. The break in the dam came without warning and the great flood swept down into the valley, carrying everything before it. Hundreds of buildings in Austin were torn from their foundations and fire, which broke out in many places simultane ously, added to the horror of the scene. The natural gas pipes burst and fed the flames and the sight was appalling in the extreme. Austin had PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1911. a population of 3,200 and it is esti mated that nearly a hundred of them were drowned, cremated or crushed to death. Governor Tener immediately ordered doctors, nurses, charity officials and police to the scene to as sist in the work of rescue. Relief work is well under way and money and food supplies are being received from many communities of the state of Pennsylvania. Phila delphia sent $5,000, Dubois furnished 350 laborers to assist in clearing up the debris, and Wellsboro raised ~~,200 for the relief fund. The cash is needed largely in transporting the afflicted to friends and relatives in other parts of the country. The num ber of men engaged in clearing the wreckage is over 800. Costello, the little town near Austin, which was also flooded, was more fortunate than her sister. Although many buildings were wrecked and several lives lost, warehouses of needful supplies were left standing and these are being dis tributed among those who lost their possessions. Nopha Again Defeated by Haas. Last Friday night at the armory Ben Hass again demonstrated that he is able to hold his own with any of them when it comes to wrestling. Joe Nopha of Minneapolis was his op ponent and Ben won the match handi ly in straight falls. The first fall was accomplished in 24 minutes of rapid work, Hass finally pinning Nopha's shoulders to the mat with a body lock hold. The second fall came much easier, Hass downing his man in less than five minutes with a head chancery hold. The match was an exciting one and the fact that a $50 side bet was up on the result made it all the more in teresting. Before the match a strangerJack Bell of Bostonchallenged Hass for a match, which was promptly ac cepted, and it will be pulled off on Oct6ber 13. Bell is larger and heavier than Ben, but he will have to wrestle all the time to defeat him. Ben's two easy victories over Nopha stamp him as one of the top notchers in the wrestling game, and he is ready to meet any welterweight ln^ the country. Herb Anderson refereed the match in a manner that was satisfactory to S i Thlrtj-Five Thousand Men Out. The shopmen on the Harriman and Illinois Central lines went on strike Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Practically every one of the 3,5000 men involved in the order from strike headquarters obeyed the mandate. The men went out quietly in every instance and the special police re serves that were kept in readiness to put down any outbreaks found them selves with nothing to do. The chief shops affected are located in the fol lowing cities: Kansas City, Omaha, North Platte, Cheyenne, Wyo. Ogden, Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah Poca tello, Idaho Portland, Ore. Seattle, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Bakerfield, Las Vegas, Tucson and El Paso San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Beaumont, Macomb, Miss. Water Valley, Miss. Vicksburg, Memphis, East St. Louis, Mattoon, 111. Clinton, 111. Centralia, 111. Chica go, Denver and San Luis Obispo, Cal. Foundation for a Good Defense There was a double wedding a few miles north of Elk River last week and during the festivities a couple of young men had a misunderstanding over a game of quoits and Joe Bul lock was injured on the head by a rock supposed to have been flung at him by Borlin Horworth. Bullock died on Thursday morning after being operated upon by Dr. Page of Elk River and an Anoka doctor. Hor worth is under arrest and it is alto gether probable that his attorney will prove that it was the operation and not the injury inflicted by the rock that caused Bullock's death. Should be Declared a felony. At the fall term of district court in Isanti county last week the grand jury returned four or five indictments against parties for selling intoxicat ing liquor without a license and for selling to minors. The selling, dis posing or giving of intoxicating liquor to a minor or habitual drunk ard by anyone should be made a penitentiary offense punishable by not less than five years imprisonment without the option of a fine. Notice By special request of some of the people in Princeton and vicinity I shall be at riiy photo studio in Prince ton next Sunday, October 8, ready to take pictures of those who cannot get away on Saturdays. Studio also open on Saturday as usual. P. J. Nelson, The Photo Man. A **&&! *"ti iYSxaftJ* ~at LUTHERAKJASTORS Of the ninnetonka District Hold a Conference in Zion Church, Town of Princeton. Twenty-Nine Ministers in Attendance and the Proceedings Are of a Very Instructive Order. The Minnetonka district ministers of the German Lutheran synod met on Tuesday in a three days' conference at Zion church, in the town of Prince ton. This is the first conference held in Zion church, and to the efforts of Rev. O. A. Strauch, the pastor, is largely due the fact that Princeton was selected for the convention. There are 29 ministers in attendance. The forenoon sessions are devoted to the reading of papers and the dis cussion of doctrinal topics, while in the afternoons matters of a practical nature are discussed. Last evening special services of a very interesting nature were held, and the church was crowded with people who listened at tentively to the words of wisdom uttered by those able speakers, Revs. E. Kolbe and J. Huchthausen. The following ministers are in attendance at the conference and enjoying the generous hospitality of Zion congre gation: M. F. Abraham, Arlington Prof. N. Baumhoefner, St. Paul F. N. Enthal, Mayer Wm. Greve, Lester Prairie A. Hertwig, Gay lord J. Huohthausen, Minneapolis M. Kaetchmar, St. Bonifacius J. H. Kretchmar, Elk River A. Kuntz, St. Paul L. J. Lemke, Finlayson F. Luebker, Pine City E. Nachtoheim, Minneapolis: F. Niedner, St. Paul A. Oetjen, St. Paul C. Reuter, Green Isle G. Rumsch, South St. Paul J. Talvner, Minneapolis: A. Schlenter, St. Paul C. Seltz, Gibbon R. Form, Mora O. A. Strauch, Prince ton R. F. Zimmerman, St. Paul R. Fivintscher, Plato Prof. C. Heuer, St. Paul H. Meyer, Stillwater F. Wohlfeil, St. Paul C. Luecker, An nandale J. Fackler, Osseo E. Pols ter, Crown. The Farce of Trust Busting. The tobacco trust, according to re port, will dissolve into three corpora tions, and something more than half the bonds will be retired, the re mainder being divded among the three new companies. Then we are told that instead of the octupus we will have competition. In other words, the majority owners of American Tobacco, who also will be the majority owners of the Loriliard company and of the Leggitt & Meyers company, will pro ceed to take their own scalps they will enter into a livalry with them selves which will reduce their own profits. In the language of the Princeton Union, "You can no more dissolve a trust than a cockroach can haul a ton of hay." Instead of these men con trolling one company, they will con trol three: instead of having the ma jority representation on one board of directors, they will have a majority in three. Instead of one set of high-priced officers, one cost of administration, there will be three. One cost of dis tribution and one cost of operation will be replaced by three. Just where do lower prices or a better grade of goods come in this for the consumer? Yet this is ]ust ten times better than the thirty-three companies into which Standard Oil is to be resolved, under one ownership, but three and thirty, or thereabouts, expenditures for management and operation. Such is reform, such is the brilliant achieve ment of the leaders of a people op pressed by the high cost of living. The sugar trust will be similarly disorganized, and even now the ad vantages of this are foretold in war time prices. The harvester trust is to voluntarily follow, and how much cheaper will the farmer get his ma chinery as a result? Is not the farce element of this being overdone? Is it not, maybe, a fact that swollen wealth is submitting to a painful operation with a certain grim and sardonic fortitude because of the sweet revenge it knows will follow in the still more painful stab that will come to the already quivering fiesh of the people? It would seem that no more should be necessary to prove that the need is not dissolution, but regulation regu lation of capitalization, of organiza tion, of methods of management and a complete publicity of every feature of organization, operation and prices. This can come only through that federal incorporation or license rec ommended both by ex-President Roosevelt and President Taft. This VOLUME XXXY. NO. 40 would permit big business to continue with the ability to reach out to new and foreign markets, to pay better wages, to expand trade and to assure continuous employment, while main taining a price fair to the consumer, the lowest possible that would also permit smaller corporations to live. This is not competition in prices, but it is competition in management, in organization administration and operation, through which prices are ultimately made at continuously lower levels. The small corporation would learn from the big one, and vice versa.Duluth News-Tribune. Zim Plays a Trick on Fenn G. H. Pennison, previous to start ing for Minneapolis on Saturday, made arrangements with Herb Zim merman to meet him at 8 o'clock the next morning in Elk River with his (Pennison Js) machine and convey him home. Penn arrived at Elk River on Sunday morning but no Zim was in sight. He loafed around in that quiet town for an hour or so and as Zim failed to put in an appearance he started to hike toward Princeton, thinking that perhaps Zim had mis taken the time and that he would meet him on the way. He tramped and tramped but no Zim appeared. Fin ally he sat down to rest and cogitate by the roadside and, while thus re posing, Swan Petterson came along in his automobile. It was then 4 o'clock in the afternoon. "What's the matter?" inquired Swan? "Waiting for Zim," replied Penn: "he promised to meet me at 8 o'clock this morning in Elk River and he hasn't shown up yet. Probably met some girl and didn't care a continental about me after that. He can't have my machine again." "You'd better come home with me," said Swan, and Penn embraced the opportunity instanter. I hate walking," de clared Penn, as he seated himself comfortably in the machine my feet are sore and I have sand burs crawl ing up my legs. Zim probably thinks he's playing a joke on me, but I'll turn the tables on him mighty quick. I hereby resolve that the next time he wants to borrow my machine to take his Susie Jane out joy riding he won't get it." You can't blame Penn for this resolution. Its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary The twenty-fifth anniversary of the German Lutheran Zion church in the township of Princeton, will be cele brated next Sunday, October 8, and there will be three services, at 10 a. m., 2 p. m. and 7 p. m. The after noon services will be conducted in the English language. In the morning Rev. John Fackler of Maple Grove will preach, in the afternoon Rev. Seltz of Gibbon, and in the evening Rev. John Deslinon of Wasau. Free dinner will be served at noon to all who so desire. Rev. Otto Strauch is the pastor of this church, and during his incumbency he has proven himself a great power for good. He has worked hard and incessantly for the benefit of the community in which he resides and his labors have brought forth good fruit. He is well deserv ing of the high esteem in which he is held. Minnesota Bred Horses' They are herea couple of carloads of the best horseflesh ever placed on the market in this or any other town, including mares with colts by their sides and some of the very finest farm and general purpose horses obtain able. These horses were selected by my representative, who covered hundreds of miles of country in order to secure just the kind of stock that the farmers in this territory are look ing for. Every animal is Minnesota bred, is young, and as sound as a dollarthe sort that is bound to sell rapidly. So if you are in need of a team or a single horse for any pur pose whatsoeverhorses that will prove satisfactorycall at my barn in Princeton and make your selection. 41-tfc Aulger Rines. Cinderella at the Opera House Tomorrow and Saturday evenings at 8 o'clock and Sunday afternoon at 3:30 one of the features at Brands' opera house will be "Cinderella," an especially fine production in realistic colored motion pictures. This is the best production of its kind that has ever been secured for this town. There will also be other interesting features In connection with the show. Don't miss it. Million for Better Roads. A fund of $1,000,000 for the promo tion of the cause of good roads in the United States and the opening of a national office at Washington are among the plans of the National Good Roads association. It is pro posed to raise the fund by contribu tionafrom railroads, automobile com panies, manufacturers and farmers.