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Billy Doane's Terriers Defeat the Mil-
aca Tousleheads by a Score of
Five to a Goose Egg.
Terriers Will Go to Cambridge on Sat-
urday and Try to Make Oppo-
nents Bite the Dust.
In a hard-fought game, free from
unnecessary roughness and featured
at times by some sensational football,
Princeton met and defeated her old
football rivals on the gridiron last
Saturday, the score being 5 to 0.
Although the weather was far from
ideal for football, the air being mur
ky, heavy and hard for the strug
gling athletes to breathe, still the
teams fought it out stubbornly and
defiantly throughout the full 48 min
utes of play and neither side was able
to keep possession of the ball long
enough and to gain consistently
enough to score a touchdown on their
opponents by straight football. The
only score of the game came in the
last few minutes of play of the first
quarterMilaca had lost the ball to
Princeton on downs on Milaca's 35-
jard line. In two attempts Princeton
failed to gain and third down was
called with 9 or 10 yards to go. The
Princeton team formed into a punting
formation but, instead of kicking the
ball, Pohl passed it far out to Full
wiler, who had raced down the side
line towards Milaca's goal line when
the ball was snapped. The pass went
true and Fullwiler carried the ball
over the goal line for the only touch
down of the game. Princeton failed
to convert the touchdown into a goal,
so the score remained 5 to 0. This
score seemed to drive the crimson and
white players on to greater efforts
and in the second quarter they played
their best offensive game. Taking
the ball from their own 40-yard line
they started a procession for the
Princeton goal. McGilvra started
the parade with a gain of about 30
yards around Princeton's right flank.
West went through the line for another
10 yards and, by a neatly executed
forward pass to their left end, Milaca
placed the ball on Princeton's 15-yard
line for the first down. A line buck
put the ball 2 yards nearer the Prince
ton goal, and now the frenzied Milaca
rooters were yelling wildly for a
touchdown when time was called and
Milaca's one desperate chance of
scoring had gone glimmering.
The second half started out with
both teams playing hard and fast,
but the pace soon began to tell on
the players of both sides, and the
game in the last half of the third
quarter and throughout the fourth
quarter simmered down to a punting
duel, each team being forced to kick
repeatedly owing to their inability to
gain the necessary 10 yards in three
downs. Princeton showed one more
burst of speed in the last few minutes
of play, when they recovered a punt
on Milaca's 10-yard line. The Milaca
defense tightened stubbornly and
third down was called with no gain
having been made. Pohl dropped
back for a drop kick and booted the
ball straight for the Milaca goal
posts. The wind swerved it from its
course and, on a close decision, the
referee refused to allow the kick as a
field goal.
The Princeton team showed consid
erable improvement over their per
formance of the previous week against
Elk River, but their play is still very
crude in some places, and their in
ability to handle their forward passes
must be overcome before they can
hope to develop into a real dangerous
football machine. Time after time
Princeton tried forward passes, when
the ball was sent whirling through
the air straight to the waiting back
or end, only to be dropped or fumbled
by the player who should have caught
the ball and made a substantial gain.
Milaca stuck closer to the running
game, but the forward passes they
tried were fairly successful although
of a shorter variety than those used
by the Princetonians. On the whole,
however, it was a good clean game
and the Princeton team is entitled to
considerable credit for pulling out a
victory, and the Milaca rooters can
well be proud of the showing made by
their lighter and less experienced
McGilvra and West were the star
performers for the visitors and pulled
off some sensational football both on
the offense and defense.
The east end of the grounds was
somewhat wet and muddy from the
recent rains and quite a lake had
formed in the center of the baseball
diamond, hence several of the players
l..^.,Ai.^^.^75r f|
of both sides took some impromptu
mud baths during the progress of the
game. Evidently there were healing
qualities in the sticky mixture, for the
players seemed to scramble to their
feet right lively after coming into
contact with this miniature mud lake.
Princeton's next game will be with
Cambridge on the latter's grounds
next Saturday. Cambridge is a dark
horse so far this season, but from
vague rumors that have floated across
the county line, it appears that they
have a good-sized squad of experi
enced players to pick from and are
diligently drilling away with the pig
skin preparing to avenge the defeat
of last year, when the Princeton team
proved too much for them. It now
behooves the orange and black
athletes to get busy lest their laurels
be wrenched from their noble brows
by the ruthless hands of the am
bridge huskies and manhandlers.
On top of this ominous report
comes another one to the effect that
the alumni are also up in arms, and
already the fiery cross has gone forth
giving warning to the scattered
alumni that the day of their annual
battle with the highs is drawing near.
Last year the alumni were caught
napping and were defeated by their
younger opponents, but they have
solemnly sworn that if any surprises
are sprung this year they will be
sprung for the benefit of the old
grads. A high school scout has re
ported that he has seen the alumni
cohorts already practicing for the
doming battle, and he has actually
seen the classic features of such old
gridiron stars as Frank Goulding,
Grover and Charles Umbehoeker and
the Roos brothers peering through
their football helmets as they strug
gled long and manfully to 'polish up
the plays with which they hope to
vanquish the high school lads on
Turkey day. Saturday's line-up was
as follows:
Left end, Angstman: left tackle.
McDougal-Brown left gaurd, New
ton-G. Kaliher: center, Smith right
guard, W. Kaliher right tackle,
Kaufert right end, Fullwiler: left
half. Umbehoeker: right half, C.
Stay: fullback, Pohl, captain: quarter.
Clair Newton.
An Old Settler of Milaca Dead.
B. E. Erickson, one of the pioneer
settlers of Milaca, died suddenly on
Tuesday of last week from the effects
of a stroke of paralysis. He seemed
to be in his usual health upon the
morning of that day and visited his
son, C. E., at his real estate office.
His son drove into the country and
left his father sitting in the office.
William Erickson, another son, went
to the office at about 11:30 a. m., and
was greatly surprised to find his
father lying on the floor unconscious.
He was conveyed to his home and a
physician called, but he did not re
gain consciousness and passed away
at 4 o'clock.
B. Eric Erickson was born in
Sweden in 1S36 and came to this
country when a youth. He had lived
in Milaca since the village was first
established and was engaged in the
real estate business for a number of
years. He is survived by his wife
and three children, C. E. Erickson,
Wm. A. Erickson and Mrs. Louis
Anderson, all residents of Milaca.
Funeral services were held last
Thursday from the family residence
and the interment was in Forest Hill
Mr. Erickson was one of Milaca's
enterprising citizens who always
worked for the interest of the village,
and he contributed much toward its
A Feather la Their Caps
County Auditor Doane has received
a letter from State Examiner Andrew
E. Fritz relative to an examination of
the county records from August 3,
1910, to September 26, 1911, made by
Assistant Public Examiner C. E.
Johnson and, aside from a few minor
recommendations which can easily be
complied with, expressed himself as
follows: '"Permit me to say that the
taxpayers of Mille Lacs county are to
be congratulated upon the excellent
manner in which their affairs at the
court house have been conducted."
This is certainly a feather in the caps
of the officials who are looking after
the public's interestsit shows that
each and every one of them is faith
fully performing his duty.
What Canada Really Meant.
The London Morning Post finds
"this plain truth" to be that the de
feat of reciprocity was a defeat for
free trade and a victory for imperial
ism. No doubt, English unionists
would be glad to have it that way,
but they ought to find their -facts be
fore they indulge in this sentimental
joining of words to make facts.
The defeat of reciprocity was
victory for the anti-American party I
in Canada, and it was anti-American
without reference to either free trade
or imperialism. It was a protest
against the possibility of annexation.
People in England are just as
ignorant of the insular and pro
vincial character of the Canadians as
we are. We thought they would ac
cept reciprocity because it meant
more comfortable trade relations with
a near neighbor. We were mistaken.
The English thought the defeat of rec
iprocity was due to an overwhelming
sentiment in Canada for closer rela
tions with the old country. They are
mistaken also. The Canadians voted
against us because they dislike us and
fear us. They will vote against
England for similar reasons whenever
the time comes.
If the Canadians meant anything by
their votes, they meant that they
wanted to be let alone, to be insular,
rural and suspicious.Minneapolis
"Let tlie People Rule."
Frank Day came back from Mon
tana last week and set the political
machinery of both parties in opera
tion once more. Frank blindly
passed the word down the line to vote
for the man and not the party. It
seems to us we heard that same senti
ment before and connected with it was
that other slogan "Let the people
rule." The catchy phrases were
pleasing to the ear and while the
people were lulled to quietude by the
charms of the pleasure the genial
Frank, as head of the democratic
forces, built up an organization with
the brewers and other interests as
chief stockholders. Those interests
controlled the state administration
and Frank, from being a compara
tively poor country editor, has be
come a large property holder in Mon
tana. Frank's scheme of voting for
the man rather than for the party and
letting the people rule resulted im
mediately in turning the government
of the state o?er into the hands of the
big interests with the brewers as the
chief manipulators of the governing
functions. That is one of these pro
gressive plans that sounds nice but
somehow works out just contrary to
expectations. The state was never so
completely under the control of the
interests as it has been since Frank
Day and his kitchen cabinet "sent these
beautiful sentiments broadcast over
the state. Slayton Gazette.
lllage Council.
At the monthly meeting of the
council on Thursday evening the tax
levy for the current year was re
adjusted and a resolution adopted
making the amount of such levy
The recorder was instructed to draw
up a summary of the facts in the
Cooney damage case and to forward
the same to the law firm of O'Brien,
Young & Stone of St. Paul, this firm
having been retained by the council
to defend the suit.
The fire department was given per
mission to purchase such rubber coats
and mittens as were necessary.
The matter of building a culvert on
Main street, south of Ira G. Stanley's
residence, was discussed and referred
to the street committee.
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.
The Growth of a Board Bill.
A twenty-year-old board bill which
Edward C. Schultz of Monticello,
Minn., alleges is owed him by Warner
E. Brown of Veblen, S. D., is the
basis of a suit for $1,000 which has
been filed with the courts at Wor
cester, Mass. The plaintiff's claim
for board is $315.75 with interest
amounting to $259.95. The remainder
of the $1,000 is for "damages."
New Grocery Store.
The Northwestern Grocery Store
will open for business on Saturday,
October 21, in the opera house block.
Everything in the line of up-to-date
groceries will be carried in stock and
the store will be conducted on a strict
ly cash basis. Butter and eggs will
be taken in exchange for groceries,
a We will not deliver goods.
42-2tc L. E. SVARRY.
Henry Dalchow and Olga Jopp flarried
at Zion Lutheran Church in
I the Town of Princeton.
Oscar Swedberg of Borgholm is United
in Wedlock to Rosetta Hoffer-
bert of Bogus Brook.
Two popular young people of the
town of PrincetonHenry O. Dalchow
and Miss Olga Joppwere married
on Thursday afternoon, October 12,
at Zion German Lutheran church.
Rev. Otto Strauch performed the cere
mony and a large number of the
friends of the contracting parties were
in attendance to witness the nuptial
In attendance upon the bride were
Misses Hedwig Jopp and Helen Dal
chow and the groom's attendants were
Walter Jopp and Louis Dalchow. A
very pretty and becoming gown of
light blue silk was worn by the bride,
who carried a bouquet of American
Beauty roses, while the bridesmaids'
dresses were of dark blue material
and the bouquets carried by them
were of white and pink carnations.
At the conclusion of the ceremony
the bridal party drove to the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Beinhold Jopp, where a reception was
held and the happy young people re
ceived many tokens of esteem from
their friends in the shape of cut glass,
silverware, etc. About 75 persons
were then entertained to a bounteous
repast where all the good things pro
curable were spread upon the festal
board, and merriment reigned su
preme. Mr. and Mrs. Dalchow will,
in the course of a week, move onto a
farm in Greenbush, which the groom,
who is'a practical agriculturist, has
The Union heartily congratulates
Mr. and Mrs. Dalchow and wishes
them happiness throughout life.
A very pretty home wedding took
place at the Wm. Hofferbert home in
the township of Bogus Brook on
TEmrsday evening, when their daugh
ter, Rosetta A., was united in mar
riage to Oscar E. Swedberg of Borg
holm township. The young people
were attended by Stanley J. Bigford
of Milaca as best man, while Miss
Marguerite Hofferbert acted as brides
The bride looked charming in a
gown of satin stripe silk pongee,
trimmed with china silk and net, and
carried white carnations, while the
bridesmaid wore a gown of white
embroidery and carried pink carna
Promptly at the appointed time the
bridal party entered the parlor to the
strains of the wedding march, played
by Mrs. A. G. Phelps, and took their
places beneath an arch of wedding
bells. Rev. M. A. Soper pronounced
the words that made them man and
wife. After the ceremony was per
formed a bountiful wedding supper
was served to a large number of
relatives and friends. Following sup
per the tables were cleared away and
the young folks enjoyed themselves in
dancing, the music being furnished by
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Whitney of St.
Cloud. The young couple received
many useful and valuable presents
as a token of this occasion.
The groom is the only son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ole Swedberg of Borgholm
and is a highly respected young man.
The bride is the oldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hofferbert and
enjoys the respect and esteem of a
large circle of friends. The happy
couple go to housekeeping jn about
a week in a cottage that they have
rented. The out of town guests were
Mrs. and Mrs. Jos. Hartell and Misses
Pearl and Mabel Powell of Rockville,
and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Whitney
and Steve Brennan of St. Cloud.
Consolidated Schools at Wahkon.
Wahkon people.are talking of better
school facilities and it is proposed
that district No. 33 (which includes
Wahkon) and district No. 17 have a
consolidated school of four depart
ments at Wahkon. It is claimed that
both districts would be greatly bene
fited by the change, besides the cost
of maintenance would be lessened.
Good schools and good roads go hand
in hand, and we are glad the people
at the southeast corner of the big lake
are alive to their own best interests.
Hass Sustains Injuries.
Ben Hass and Jack Bell engaged in
a wrestling match at the armory last
Tuesday night. Hass was unfortu
nately injured after about 27 minutes
of hard work and consequently had
to forfeit the match. Up to this time
Ben had put up one of the gamiest
exhibitions ever witnessed here, and
proved to be far superior to Bell in
knowledge of the fine points of wrest
ling. Although Bell outweighed Hass
by about 40 pounds Ben was the ag
gressor most of the time and until he
was hurt had the best of it. Ben was
not in good shape before he went on,
as he has been suffering with a dis
located joint for about a week. He
is getting along as well as can be ex
pected and his many friends hope that
he will be as strong as ever in a short
time.. When Ben is right there are
few men of his weight who can press
his shoulders to the mat. This was
Bell's first appearance on the mat
here and he made several friends.
Tom Kaliher refereed the match in a
manner that indicated previous ex
The English Accent.
''The English like to find fault with
our Ameripan accent," said Professor
Harry Thurston Peck, at a literary
dinner in New York, "but now and
then a story crops up that shows how
far from faultless the English accent
itself is.
"Thus a Chicago millionaire, at a
dance in Cadogan square during the
recent London season, said to an
elderly duchess:
'Duchess, may I have this dance?'
'I'm sorry,' theduchess answered,
'but I'm so tired I must rest. I am,
in fact, darnced out.'
'Oh, not darned stout, said the
Chicagoan politely, 'only pleasantly
Nabbed In the Act.
Gunder Johnson was nabbed in a
saloon on Friday afternoon by
Marshal Post while in the act of sup
plying beer to a man on the black
list. Johnson was marched off to the
village refrigerator and on Saturday
haled before Justice Dickey, who held
him to the grand jury, fixing his bond
at $100. As the bond was not forth
coming Sheriff Shockley on Monday
conducted the prisoner to the Henne
pin county jail, where he will remain
until the November term of court in
Moses' Saul-Like Conversion.
Senator Clapp's horror of the use
of political patronage to advance
one's political cause is of recent birth.
Less than a year ago he was a candi
date for re-election to the United
States senate. He opened bead
quarters in St. Paul and those head
quarters were in charge of United
States Marshal Grimshaw and
William Rich, custodian of the public
buildings in St. Paul, both federal
officers whose appointments had been
secured by the senator.Bricelyn
What the Agitators are Accomplishing.
It begins to look as though the
muck rakers, yellow newspapers and
fanatic political reformers were going
to accomplish something after all.
As a result of their activities the
country is in a state of unrest with
capital being withdrawn from the
market and the wage earner still pay
ing the highest prices for the necessi
ties of life. What the country needs
is to be let alone for awhile.Walker
Charley Kelley's Views.
The recall of the judiciary argu
ment, the writer believes, will not
only end in the rout of the element
who are now trying to force it on the
people, but we believe the agitation of
the subject will ultimately end in the
appointment of judges for life, thus
as far a possible, removing the
judiciary from political influences.
Menahga Journal.
The Place to Practice.
For practicing the principles of
physical culture it would be hard to
find a more nearly ideal place than a
pleasantly located and well equipped
farm. Here it is possible to find an
abundance of everything that goes to
make up as much health and strength
as everybody ought to have.Physi
cal Culture Magazine. Special Notice
So many people came to Nelson's
photo studio to sit for their pictures
when it was open a week ago Sunday
that Mr. Nelson has decided to stay
over on Sunday this trip too. So
therefore Nelson's studio will be open
for sittings next Sunday, October 22.
This will give the people another op
portunity. Studio also open on
Saturday as usual.
The following underwent surgical
operations at the hospital during the
week: Friday, October 13, Mrs.
Chas. Blocker, Mrs. Herman Thoma
and John Lindquist. Tuesday,
October 17, John Townsend of Willis
ton, N. D., and this morning Roy
Clemens of Long Siding was operated
on for an abscess of the appendix.
FootballCambridge vs.
at Cambridge October 21.
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Earl W. Hatch has engaged in the
practice of law at St. Paul in partner
ship with Robert C. Pickit under the
firm name of Pickit & Hatch. The
firm's offices are at the corner of
Fourth and Wabasha streets. Earl is
a bright, industrious young man and
his many friends wish him success in
his profession.
Rev. Father Levings has a new hot
water heating apparatus in his resi
dence and it works like a charm. The
old apparatus which he used last
winter was a delusion and a snareit
leaked to such an extent that he was
often compelled to get out of bed
o'nights to sponge up pools of water
from the floors.
Sylvan C. Sheets is making the
Foreston Independent a readable little
sheet and we hope his efforts will be
appreciated by the good people of
that thriving village and vicinity.
Mr. Sheets ought to make good, for
his father, the late Arthur W. Sheets,
made the Todd County Argus one of
the leading papers of the state.
Reforming criminals is rather up
hill business. Rev. James Parson,
who is well known in Princeton for
philanthropic work in behalf of ex
jail birds, befriended a fellow named
Sellers, who had served a term in the
Minneapolis workhouse for larceny,
and Sellers manifested his gratitude
by plundering Mr. Parson's home.
E. F. Harrington of Zumbrota was
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. Winsor in
Wyanett over Sunday, as was also
William Oelkers of Mazeppa, who
thinks of locating in this part of the
country and looked over several
farms while here. Mr. Oelkers is well
pleased with the appearance of the
land and the general conditions pre
vailing hereabouts.
Advertisers should bear in mind
that the Union reaches more homes,
twice over, in Princeton and the
country tributary thereto than any
other paper. Besides, the Union
circulates in every nook and corner
of Mille Lacs county. The Union
subscription list is open to the inspec
tion of any one who makes use of its
advertising columns.
M. M. ^Stroeter left for Mora on
Tuesday evening to see to the
shipping of a quantity of sauerkraut
from his factory at that place. Mr.
Stroeter says that the quality of this
kraut is superior to that imported
from Germany. "When you take
anything for the stomach's sake let it
be sauerkraut, for it is certainly a
fine medicine," says he.
News has been received from Wi
baux, Mont., that Henry B. Freel,
half brother of Allen Hayes of Prince
ton, was married at that place on
September 27 to Miss Minnie B.
Hutchins. Mr. Freei is well known
in Princeton, where he resided up to
about three years ago, when he left
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos
Freel, for Golden Valley.
Dr. McRae and Ira G. Stanley re
tux-ned last evening from Traverse
lake, where they had been duck hunt
ing. Mrs. McRae and Mrs. Stanley,
who were visiting in the cities, accom
panied them home. Between 80 and
90 ducks were killed by the party,
which comprised Messrs. McRae,
Stanley, Hill and Skahen. The two
last named arrived home earlier.
Donald Davis of Elk River had a leg
broken between the knee and ankle
while playing football at Cambridge
on Saturday. He is a member of the
Elk River high school eleven, which
were playing the Cambridge team,
and received the injury in a scrim
mageexactly how it happened is not
known. This accident will probably
decide the Elk River team to disband
for the season.
Jim Hartmao will pay a reasonable
sum to the person who will inform
him who riveted a tin star to his dog's
collar. Jim says that, endowed with
police authority, his dog immediately
proceeded to wage warfare against
every canine in town and that he has
received many complaints in conse
quence. He thinks Mike Mahoney is
the cuplrit who attached the star but
he is not positive.
The forty-ninth annual convention
of the Minnesota Educational associ
ation will be held in Minneapolis on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oc
tober 26, 27 and 28. Convention
headquarters will be at the Radisson
hotel on Seventh street, between Hen
nepin and Nicollet avenues. On Oc
tober 27 a concert will be given at the
Auditorium by the Minneapolis Sym
phony orchestra which will be open
by badge to all members of the as
sociation. The convention promises
to be the most interesting ever held in
the state.

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