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Cambridge Sandburs Cling Tenaciously
to Billy Doane's Terriers and
Down Them on Gridiron.
Terriers, However, Unterrified and
Will Again Try Issues With
Sandburs on Nov. 4th.
The Princeton highs met a Tartar
when they tackled the blue and white
players of Cambridge on the latter's
grounds last Saturday and, in a
hard-played game in which every foot
of ground was bitterly and stubborn
ly contested, went down to defeat with
their flag nailed to the mast and dis
playing a gameness in the face of
hopeless defeat that is seldom shown
in a high school game. Princeton
was outweighed in the line by their
heavier opponents, and besides
handling these heavy forwards they
had to stop the plunging assault of
the veteran Cambridge backfield,
headed by the fleetfooted, 200-pound
fullback, Starkey. Chouinard,
another veteran of three or four
years' playing, was at the quarter
back position, and besides handling
his team in good shape this speedy,
scrappy Frenchman reeled off some
runs that were sensational and re
turned the Princeton punts 30 or 40
yards at times. Cambridge has an
other speedy backfield man in Larson
who played the left halfback position
and, aided by the good interference
of Starkey, Chouinard and the right
half, Larson made some substantial
gains off tackle and around the ends.
Pohl won the toss and chose to de
fend the north goal. Princeton
kicked off to the Cambridge 5-yard
line and Starkey returned the ball 20
yards. After some fierce playing in
Cambridge territory Chouinard broke
around Princeton's left end and
dodged and squirmed down the side
line through the orange and black
players and finally crossed the
Princeton goal line. In his desperate
efforts to score he got over the side
line and the play was brought back
to the place where some of the Cam
bridge players themselves admitted
that the side line had been crossed in
the run. But Cambridge was de
termined to score, and with Starkey,
Larson and Chouinard plowing
through their lighter opponents' line
for substantial gains, the ball was
steadily worked down toward the
Princeton goal line. Within their 20-
yard line the Princeton defense
tightened up and the gains of the
Cambridge men were materially cut
down. At this place Chouinard dis
played good generalship by calling
the signal for a crisscross, and on a
fake line buck one of the Cambridge
backfield carried the ball around
Princeton's left wing on a wide swing
ing end run for a touchdown.
Starkey missed an easy goal. Score
at end of first quarter, 5 to 0.
Cambridge played desperately in
the second period and added two more
touchdowns and a goal from touch
down before the referee's whistle blew
for the end of the first half. The
second score came on a long end run
around Princeton's right end, and the
third touchdown was made on straight
football with Starkey carrying the
ball almost continually and finally
tearing through Princeton's left
flank for the third touchdown of the
game. Score at .end of first half, 16
to 0.
In the third and fourth quarters,
with the game hopelessly lost and
playing against a heavier, older and
more experienced team that was
playing on its home grounds, and
cheered on by the most enthusiastic
bunch of high school rooters wh6
ever attended a ball game, the orange
and black players displayed some of
the gamiest defensive work that a
rabid football fan could ask for.
They fought gamely and stubbornly
and, instead of being demoralized by
the heavy score already rolled up
against them, they played better and
harder football in the second half
than they did in the first two quarters
of play. The score of the last half
showed about what the relative play
of the two teams was during these
periods, as the best Cambridge could
do was to score a field goal in the
third quarter and were held to a
blank in the fourth period of play.
This result was not caused by any let
up in the desperate Cambridge offense,
as they played just as hard in the last
half of the game as they did in the
first, for they were out to avenge the
28 to 0 defeat that they were obliged
to swallow on their grounds last year
at the hands of the Princeton team.
They fought desperately and bitterly
to equal the score of last year, but
this consolation was denied them and
the final count was 19 to 0, thus leav
ing a credit of 9 points to the good on
the Princeton side of the ledger for
th9 two games played.
A large crowd witnessed the game
and the Cambridge rooters displayed
a high school spirit that you seldom
see in the smaller towns.
Quite a few Princeton enthusiasts
accompanied the team to Cambridge,
but their best efforts were drowned in
the mad outpourings of the frenzied
blue and white l'ooters.
Cambridge is scheduled for a return
game here on the 4th of November,
and at this lull in the proceedings we
rise to remark that this game will be
worth coming many miles to see.
Fullwiler sent a chill through the
hearts of the Cambridge rooters when
he recovered one of Pohl's punts and
raced 50 yards for a touchdown. The
referee decided, however, that the kick
had crossed the side line and the play
was called back and the score disal
The orange and black players feel
a little sore over their decisive defeat,
but they have vowed by all that is
high and holy in football warfare
that they will be deeply avenged when
they come in contact with Frank
Goulding's crockery-legged hasbeens
when the highs and alumni meet on
Turkey day.
The cold 20-mile drive across
country didn't do any particular good
for the Princeton athletes and, from a
disinterested standpoint, the score
looks as if it took the Princeton
boys the first two quarters to get the
chill and riding kinks out of their,
systems before they settled down to
real football.
Grover Umbehocker and Prof.
Aygarn alternated as referee and
umpire and two other Cambridge
gentlemen officiated as field judge and
head linesmen. Although the hard,
bitter play brought out some wrang
ling and hard feelings between the
opposing players during the heat of
battle, still on the whole the officials
were fair to both sides and Princeton
has no kick coming on this score.
Cambridge played a hard grinding
game and deserved to win, but with all
due respect to the winners let it be
said in favor of the eleven game
players who represented the orange
and black in the contest, that they
went into the game in a very much
crippled-up condition and with the
weakest line-up that they have put in
the field this year. C. Stay, Prince
ton's right halfback, and the speedi
est and surest tackier on the team,
did not accompany the team, and his
running mate, Dave Umbehocker, was
stiffened up with a muscle bruise that
would have kept him out of the game
entirely under ordinary conditions,
but eleven uniformed players was the
best Princeton could muster up to do
battle, and under the circumstances it
was up to Umbehocker to go in and
do the best he could, which he gamely
did although every movement of the
"Charley horse" brought wry ex
pressions to his battle-scarred face.
In the first half Umbehocker was sent
into the right guard position and
Vern Kaliher took up the duties of
the left halfback position. R. Stay
was in his brother's place on the right
side and, although both of these men
played grand football and did more
than really could be expected of them
under the circumstances, still this
eleventh hour shift in the backfield
sent Princeton into their hardest game
of the year with a team about 30 per
cent weaker than their ordinary play
ing strength.
Objections to State-Wide Primary Liavv.
"An Old Time Politician," who
writes "Pertinent Political Para
graphs" for the Blue Earth Post,
understands what he writes about and
his contentions and suggestions are
timely and to the point. Some of
those who are howling so loudly for
a state-wide primary, which would
enable the large centers of population
and a small percentage of the voters
to control party nominations, would
do well to read and ponder these
paragraphs by this level-headed "Old
Time Politician:"
I know that it is very unpopular
to say anything against the primary
system, but I also know that the
matter should be candidly and seri
ously considered before the system is
extended to state officers. The state
ment that the people have the power
and can nominate who they please at
the primaries, is false and misleading.
"They only have the chance to vote
for a few men who have thrust them
selves forward and become candi
dates, and neither of them may be fit
for the place he seeks. Then, again,
if there are enough of such candi
dates, one receiving 10 or 15 per cent
of the votes may be nominated and
become the candidate of his party.
All this could be avoided in a proper
ly constituted convention, as the dele
gates are together and can confer and
nominate a new man, provided those
who are seeking the place are unsatis
factory. This could not be done at
the primaries as the voters have no
opportunity of getting together.
"Again, in case of a hard contest,
none but the rich can become candi
dates for office, because no poor man
can afford two campaigns. Another
great object is that the opposite party
has the opportunity, and they are not
slow in improving it, to nominate men
who their opponents do not want and
then beating them at the polls.
"Again, the primary system gives
the man who is in a great advantage
over the man who is not, because his
name is more familiar to the voters,
and this would be greatly increased
in the case of a state office where a
great majority only know the candi
dates by reputation.
"These are a few objections to the
system that should be carefully con
sidered before extending the system
farther than it is now. I know the
cry that caucuses and conventions
are manipulated by designing men,
but this applies to primaries as well,
and in either case can be remedied by
the people taking an interest and
running things themselves."
Spiting Their Readers.
Why do many of the local papers
fail to publish a railroad time table?
We are aware of the fact that the rail
road companies will not allow any
compensation to the publishers for
advertising the arrival and departure
of trains. But that is no reason why
the readers of the paper should be
deprived of the necessary and valu
able information contained in the
time table. It is provoking when you
pick up a local newspaper, that pre
tends to give "all the news all the
time," and fail to discover a line or
a word that will give you the in
formation you seekwhen the train
leaves for the town you may wish to
visit. The newspaperman who fails
to publish the local railroad time
table is not spiting the railroad com
pany he is inconveniencing the
readers of his paper who are often
times put to unnecessary expense and
trouble to obtain the information
that the paper should give them.
D. A. K. Banquet.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Keith returned
on Friday from Dulutb, where upon
the previous day they attended the
annual banquet of the Greysolon du
Lhut chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution at the Spalding
hotel. Mrs. Keith is a member of the
organization and Mr. Keith, who is
a past president of the Sons of the
American Revolution, was a guest at
the banquet and responded to a toast
on the work of the chapter. Forty
members of the chapter were present
at the banquet and the pretty palm
room of the hotel, with its long tables
decorated with mountain ash berries
and asparagus ferns, was used for the
function. American flags were also
used in the decorative effects, and
nasturtiums scattered about the tables
added to the brightness of the scene.
A Progressive Fair Association.
Last week the stockholders of the
Kanabec County Fair association
purchased a forty within the village
limits of Mora for permanent fair
grounds. The price paid for the land
was $4,000. But it was a good invest
ment. A prosperous county fair is
the best kind of an advertisement for
a county, besides it is productive of
great good to the farmers. We hope
to see a healthy, good-natured rival
ry between the Mille Lacs and
Kanabec county fairs in the future.
Now, let our Isanti county neighbors
emulate the good example set by
Mille Lacs and Kanabec and secure
premanent fair grounds.
The Independent tells of a pretty
wedding that was solemnized just
west of Foreston on the 18th inst. the
high contracting parties were Mr. Ira
B. Cersip and Miss Hulda Lindman,
and the Rev. Homer Borst of Minne
apolis spoke the words and tied the
connubial knot. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lind
man, old and respected residents of
the town of Milo, and the bridegroom
is a member of the Minneapolis fire
On Monday of last week Mr. Alfred
B. Christianson of this place and
Miss Tina Mattson of Hillman,
Kanabec county, were united in mar
riage by Rev. S. G. Briggs at the M.
E. parsonage in Mora. Mr.
Christianson is engaged in the black
smithing business here and intends to
make this his permanent home. The
Union bids Mrs. Christianson wel
come to Princeton and wishes the
pair every happiness.
William Mahoney Talks Entertain-
ingly of Life in the Mountain
nines of South America.
lie Also Gives Brief Description of
the Operations on the Isth-
mian Canal at Panama.
Will Mahoney,'who has been visit
ing relatives in St. Cloud, was here a
couple of days this week and on Tues
day returned to the Granite city.
From there he will go to Montana and
probably to New Mexico. Were it
not for the fact that his sister at
Seattle is not in the best of health
Will would return to Peru, where he
held a good position with the Cerro
de Pasco Mining company. It was to
see his sister that he made the long
joui'ney from South America. He
read in the Union that his father
had gone to Seattle in consequence of
her sickness and he immediately re
signed his position and started for the
United States. The journey consumed
30 days.
Mr. Mahoney was foreman of a
smelter at La Fundicion, Peru, which
is located at an altitude of 14,000 feet
above the sea level. The climate in
the mountains, says he, is not cold
although there is an occasional light
fall of snow in the winter time. It
disappears, however, almost as fast
as it descends. It takes a white man
some time to get accustomed fo the
climate, or rather the atmosphere, as
it is very rarified, but a person with
a rugged constitution will grow used
to it and enjoy its dry crispness.
Will says that there is a tremendous
quantity of copper and some silver
and other minerals mined at La
Fundicion and that practically all the
work is performed by Indians. The
white men employed are overseers and
clerks. These Indians are a very
small race and they talk the Spanish
language. They differ from the
North American Indians in many
respects, the principal one being, per
haps, that they are willing workers
they labor faithfully day in and day
out, and the stipend which they receive
amounts to but a few cents a day.
Their rations consist largely of
corn, which is prepared by soaking
in water and then baking on heated
stones which are hollowed for that
purpose. The only flesh they eat is
mutton, but not in large quantity al
though sheep are very plentiful in the
mountainssheep about the size of
jack rabbits. Men make a specialty of
raising these sheep, but the greatest
proportion of them are sent to the
cities in the valleys below and sold.
The female Indians, says Mr. Ma
honey, invariably carry around
weights with themwhen they have
nothing else to pack they carry large
rocks strapped to the small of their
backs. Will was unable to figure out
the philosophy of this peculiar prac
tice. The scenery in the mountains is
magnificent, especially when the sun
sets: there is some timber on the sum
mits and a variety of game abounds
On his way to Seattle Mr. Mahoney
was compelled to lay over at Pana
ma for a couple of days to await a
steamer, and he improved his time by
looking over the operations on the
canal. He expressed himself as sur
prised at the magnitude of the under
taking and the methodical manner in
which the work is being carried out.
With thousands of men engaged,
everything goes on like clockwork.
He watched the big steam dredges as
they scooped up tons of earth and
rock every time they dipped and
marveled at their tremendous power.
The Gatun dam, says he, is in itself
a wonderful piece of masonry, and is
capable, he would estimate, of hold
ing back tens of thousands of tons of
earth and rock. It would be well
worth a trip to Panama, he says, to
view this, the world's greatest engi
neering featthe cutting of the
isthmian canal.
Robinson Abandons His Task.
Aviator Hugh Robinson, who was
to have flown in his hydro-aeroplane
from Minneapolis to New Orleans,
ended his flight at Rock Island, 111.,
and on Sunday packed up his ma
chine and left for Enid, Okla., to fill
exhibition dates. Failure of cities
along the river to raise funds neces
sary to pay expenses was given as the
Dies From Blood Poisoning.
Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Chouinard of Otsego, died at
the Northwestern hospital on Friday
evening from acute blood poisoning.
She was 6 years of age. Pus in the
marrow canal caused the blood pois
oning and at the time she was taken
aii^BiBBMliiiii Jin udl
to the hospital the disease had ad
vanced so far that there was virtually
no chance for her recovery. She was
taken sick upon the Tuesday previous,
but the disease from which she
suffered advances very rapidly. Be
sides her father and mother she leaves
a sister and six brothers. The re
mains were taken to Otsego and funer
al services were held from the Catho
lic church at that place on Sunday.
List of Jurors.
Following is a list of names of per
sons drawn to serve as grand and
petit jurors at the November, 1911,
general term of district court:
A. J. Bullis Princeton
August Henschel. Princeton
Henry Dalchow Princeton
Frank Reibestein Greenbush
N. Orton Greenbush
Albert Reibe Bogus Brook
J. H. Rudisell Milo
Erick Stark Milo
Daniel Sundberg Milo
E. Johnson Milo
Thos. W. Allison Milaca
Jonas Johnson Milaca
E. E. Mollan Milaca
Albert Morehouse Foreston
J. W. Anderson Borgholm
Andrew Anderson Hayland
Harold Mudgett. Hayland
William S. Gish. Onamia
E. E. Dinwiddie Kathio
H. F. Mann South Harbor
T. E. Potts isleHarbor
O.J. Bergman Isle Harbor
John Skretting East Side
Theo. Rosin Princeton
S. M. Orton Princeton
Louis Solberg Princeton
Wm. Klipgbeil Princeton
David Johnson Princeton
Anton Betzler Greenbush
Nels Nelson Greenbush
Oscar Eaickson Greenbush
Christ Kern Bogus Brook
August Blomquist. Milo
John Nyberg Milo
John Myrman Milaca
D. H. Fitzpatrick Milaca
Emil Erickson Milaca
Thure Lundberg Milaca
Kmite Ellingboe Milaca
Peter Franklin Borgholm
J. P. Billings Borgholm
Peter Bliss Borgholm
Axel Broman Page
C. B. Williams Page
Edward Bauer South Harbor
William Generous Kathio
Peter Sehlin East Side
Big Winter Opening.
Tomorrow, October 27, will begin
A. E. Allen & Co. 's big winter open
ing. It will continue ten days and
during that time the very best makes
and latest styles of seasonable wear
ables will be shown, including the
famous Palmer garments for ladies
and children and a variety of elegant
Gordon furs. Dress goods in the
very latest fabrics, underwear, shoes,
men's and boys' sheep coats and
everything carried by a first-class
store will be displayed and special
prices will prevail on many goods.
In ladies' garments, dress goods,
underwear, etc., Allen & Co. have the
largest stock ever shown in Prince
ton and the quality is the best obtain
able. The firm is absolutely reliable
and does exactly as it advertises.
For further particulars of this winter
opening see advertisement on page 8.
Greatest Primary Potato Market.
So far this season 675 car loads of
potatoes have been shipped from
Princeton and before the close of the
season over 2,000 cars will be mar
keted here. In other words there will
be over 1,000,000 bushels of potatoes
of the crop of 1911 marketed at
Princeton. It is safe to assume that
the price per bushel will average 60
cents, which means that more than
$600,000 will be paid out to the potato
raisers tributary to Princeton for the
crop of 1911. Princeton is the
greatest primary potato market in the
northwest. The day is not far
distant when farming land in this
vicinity will command fancy prices.
Dr. Dumas Again.
Dr. Dumas, indicted jointly with
Edwin and Edward Gearlds and Ed
LeClaire on a charge of arson in the
third degree committed at Blackduck
on March 19, and recently convicted
on a charge of attempted arson at Pu
posky, voluntarily appeared in court
at Bemidji on Tuesday morning,
waived the reading of the indictment
and entered a plea of not guilty.
Bonds, fixed at $3,000, were forthcom
ing and the mayor of Cass Lake was
released. This makes a total of
$24,000 in bonds now up on behalf of
the doctor. The case will probably
come up for trial at the present term
of court.
Anti-Tuberculosis Exhibition.
An anti-tuberculosis exhibition will
be held here on November 16 and 17
under the direction of the Minnesota
state board of health. The purpose
of the exhibition is to enlighten the
public upon the best known means of
preventing and eradicating tubercu
losis. The exhibits will consist of
photographs, statistical charts, win
dow tents, model rooms, etc., and
there will be a series of stereopticon
lectures. The exhibitions, which are
free, should prove of much interest to
the people of Princeton and sur
rounding country. A. R. Blakey of
St. Paul was here yesterday arrang
ing for the exhibition. Evenly Divided.
There happened to be a dinner
party in the south part of town the
other night and in noting the nation
alities of his guests the host made the
observation laughingly that he rather
expected a fight before the evening
was over, as the guests were either
German or Irish.
"An'if we do have a fight," was
the quick comment of one of the latter
nationality, "it will be a good one fer
we're pretty evenly dividedtin Dutch
and two Irish."Quentin in Minne
apolis Tribune.
Where Gumption is Required.
Speaking of progressivenessit
strikes us that Taft is one of those
progressives belonging to the bunch
of which Lincoln and Grant were
prominent membersand will have to
wait about five years for a lot of
country to catch up to him and find
out that he was dead right all along.
It takes a lot less gumption to be sure
you are right and then go ahead
than it does to be sure you are right
and then stand pat on it.Quentin in
Minneapolis Tribune.
Congregational Church Services.
Sunday, October 29Morning ser
vice, 10:30: subject, "The Human
Builders of the Temple of Religion
music consisting of organ prelude and
postlude and anthem by choir: Sun
day school at 12 m. Evening service,
7:30 subject, "A Loan to the Master
and Its Reward:" music by young
people's choir.
Bargains in Second Hand Sewing Machines.
One Domestic, $15 1 Queen, $12 1
Wheeler & Wilson, $10 1 Standard,
$9 1 Singer, $9 1 Singer, $4 1
Domestic, $2.50. A discount of 20
per cent for cash.
Ewings' Music Store.
Wm. Carling was operated upon at
the Northwestern hospital between 1
and 2 o'clock this morning for acute
intestinal obstruction. The patient
is in a critical condition.
The annual Mille Lacs county Sun
day school convention will be held
in the Swedish Baptist church, Milaca,
on October 30 and 31. Every Sun
day school in the county should be
Twenty dozen men's all-wool under
wear, worth $1.50, will go at my
special sale for 89 cents. Ladies'
flannelette shirt waists, worth $1.25,
will be sold for 58 cents. Mark's
Great Bargain Store.
By an oversight of the janitor at
the high school building on Monday
night the water was left turned on,
causing an overflow in many of the
rooms the next morning. School was
therefore dismissed for one day and
the rooms thoroughly dried out. The
damage will not be great.
Walter L. Mark arrived here in an
automobile on Monday from Tracy to
enter into possession of the Al Town
send farm, a mile northeast of town,
which he recently bought. Mr.
Mark's personal effects have arrived
and his family will be here this week.
Mr. Mark is said to be a man of
means and is a practical farmerjust
the kind of men we want in this part
of the country.
Mrs. Almena Southard and Mrs. R.
E. Jones have returned from a visit
of ten weeks to their old home at
Pittsfield, Maine. Dan Spaulding
was particularly lonesome and in
clined to melancholia during his
mother's absence and he is very glad
that she is back. Dan passed a con
siderable portion of his time during
his mother's absence singing "The
Old Home is Not What it Used to be."
They tell us that Grover Umbe*
hocker, who is practicing up for the
Thanksgiving day football game,
while sprinting through the town of
Baldwin on Sunday, sprained one of
his ankles. He attempted to jump
across a ditch which proved to be too
wide for him and, instead of reach
ing the opposite side, landed in the
middle. It happened near Henry
Murphy's place and Henry brought
Grover to town in his phaeton.
A special sale, commencing tomor
row, October 27, and continuing 14
days, will be held at Mark's Great
Bargain store. Mr. Mark has suc
ceeded in purchasing for cash $12,000
worth of mercchandise from hard-up
manufacturers at a very low figure
and intends giving his customers the
benefit of the deal. Hence the goods
will be offered at a great deal less
than regular prices. Read the adver
tisement on another page and judge
for yourselves. The prices adver
tised will be adhered to and satisfac
tion is guaranteed.
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