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Anoka Bulldogs Tear Them Apart and
in Addition to This Twist Their
Tails Out of Joint.
Princeton Boys Become Rattled, Lose
Their Nerve and Put Up a Par-
ticularly Bum Fight.
The Princeton football team
journeyed to Anoka last Saturday
and got such a vigorous twist put in
their ambitions by the Anoka war
riors that they really did not realize
what had happened until the "cold
gray dawn of the morning after."
Princeton was playing out of her
class when she took on the Anoka
team for a game and the players,
coach and management were looking
for a defeat at the hands of the larger
school, but no one had nerve enough
to predict that Princeton would be un
able to hold the score down to a
respectable limit. Anoka has been
played in other years, and although
never beaten by Princeton, still they
have been held to a tie score, and in
other games were forced to exert
themselves to the utmost to get the
large end of the score, but in Satur
day's game it was one continuous
romp up and down the field, and the
touchdowns and goals came so thick
and fast that the Anoka rooting
brigade got all out of breath when
they attempted to count the score for
the benefit of the crowd. Anoka has
a fast, heavy line, a veteran back
field, a heady quarterback and a
lightning fast pair of ends who were
also deadly tacklers. However they
have got their bumps this season also,
having lost to St. Cloud and Me
chanic Arts high school of St. Paul
by lop-sided scores. Rut they struck
their gait a week ago Saturday, when
they beat up the Humbolt high school
of St. Paul 18 to 3, and evidently they
had reached their home stretch stride
when they encountered the orange and
black, for they simply swept the
Princeton defense off the field. End
runs were pulledfoff that were always
good for from 5 yards to a touch
down, line smashes went for the same,
and when they got tired of scoring
on this kind of football they opened
up with a series of forward passes
and trick plays and also blocked one
of Princeton's punts for a touchdown.
Princeton played a little real foolball
in the first two quarters and held the
score down to a respectable limit, but
when "Casey" Stay was sent to the
side lines with a wrenched shoulder
the stuff was off, and the team became
utterly demoralized and failed to
show the first rudiments of good foot
ball. It was a sad, sad day for the
orange and black and the score, G6 to
0, goes down into local football
history as oneof the blackest marks
ever chalked up against the local
Anoka was never really in danger
of being scored on except in the
second half, when Vern Kaliher re
ceived the ball on the kick off and
tore through the whole Anoka team
for a run of 60 yards and almost a
touchdown, but a fleet-footed Anoka
ite overtook him from the side and
for lack of interference the speedy
little halfback was brought to earth
just at the moment when things
Jooked exceedingly bright for a
Princeton score. This sprint put new
life into the Princeton players and
for a few brief minutes they displayed
some real football, but it was only
a flash in the pan and the game soon
resumed its old form with Anoka
scoring almost at will.
The Anoka crowd showed good
sportsmanship by rooting for the de
feated Princetonians during the close
of the game.
The only live rooter Princeton had
was Cliff Cotten, who, in his excite
ment, forgot that he was a former
Princetonian, and rooted for the
Anoka team.
The play was clean throughout, and
although "Casey" was put out of the
game with a badly wrenched shoulder,
the accident was not due to any rough
work on the part of the Anoka
players. Anoka played good, clean
football and played the game fast and
At this writing the football situa
tion at the local school is pretty much
up in the air owing to the lack of
material and injuries to the men who
are out with the squad. At present
Princeton could not put a team of 11
men onto a football field unless ac
companied by a corps of doctors and
nurses. In all probability it will be
necessary to cancel the Milaca and
Cambridge games and thus give the
highs a chance to get back into shape
for their battle with the alumni on
Thanksgiving day. This latter game
must be played at all hazards because
this is a matter that can only be
settled on the foobtall field, and were
the highs to cancel this much-heralded
event there would be a roar going up
from the alumni and rooters that
would sound like a meeting of angry
Sherburne County Sunday Schools Me et.
The Sherburne county Sunday
school convention was held at Zim
merman on October 28 and 29 and, the
weather being favorable, it proved a
great success. Twenty-five delegates,
representing seven Sunday schools,
were present besides many visitors.
Addresses were delivered by the state
workers, Mr. and Mrs. Dietrick,
which proved very entertaining and
helpful and were much appreciated by
the assemblage. The officers elected
for the ensuing year were: President,
Irving Wagner, Becker vice presi
dent, Rev. Scott, Big Lake secre
tary, Miss Grace Campbell, Orrock.
Committees: Home department, Mrs.
L. Hurtt, Zimmerman advertising
division, Mrs. Cater, Clear Lake ele
mentary division, Miss Grace
Campbell, Orrock missions, Mr.
Snow, Becker. Big Lake was selected
as the place for holding next year's
The visitors and delegates were pro
fuse in their praise of the hospitality
of the people of Zimmerman and the
committee on entertainment wishes to
thank those who so kindly opened
their homes to the visitors.
Milaca Agricultural School.
A short term course of the voca
tional department of the Milaca As
sociated Agricultural school will
open on Monday, November 6, and
continue until March 22. During that
time agriculture, manual training
and domestic science will be taught.
The course in agriculture will cover
the general field of practical agricul
ture centering around dairy farming,
and emphasizing corn, forage crops,
silos, and improved methods.
Manual training will cover both wood
and forge work of an intensely prac
tical nature. In addition to the regu
lar shop work, the studeent will be en
couraged to make for himself articles
and implements such as neckyokes,
wagon boxes, clevises, etc., which can
be put to use on the farm. The
domestic science work has a most
practical purpose of making good and
efficient housekeepers, well versed in
the underlying principles of cooking
and sewing.
For full inofrmation write S. E.
Tifft, Milaca, Minn.
Speaks for Itself.
A. E. Allen says: "It pays to ad
vertise in the i nI always get
good results from announcements in
that paper last week the crowds which
attended my special showing of winter
goods were enormous of course I
carry a high-grade stock, but the
Union brought in the people."
A. S. Mark is another merchant
who appreciates the value of adver
tising in the i n. On Thursday
of last week he announced in the
Union that a special sale, to con
tinue two weeks, would commence on
the following day. As a consequence
on Friday his store was packed with
people and crowds have visited there
every day since. On Saturday Mr.
Mark's cash sales amounted to over
$800. I am always perfectly satisfied
with the returns which I get from the
advertisements I place in the
Union," says Mr. Mark.
The Coming Event.
The alumni football squad is
practicing strenuously for the fray
on Thanksgiving day with Billy
Doane's terrible Terriers, and Coach
Goulding says that, drawing con
clusions from the recent work of the
Terriers, he feels confident that his
"has-beens" can vanquish them.
"It's a bunch that we're hankering to
collide with," exclaimed Frank.
Coach Doane is equally confident of
success, but he says he is fully aware
that he has to patch up a number of
cripples before the day set for the
battle. It would be a heavy blow to
the Terriers were the alumni chaps to
knock them off their wabbly pins.
Ralph Whitney has handed in the
line-up for the alumni, which is as
RegularsJess Rademacher Angst
man, L. E. Chas. Walker Umbe
hocker, L. T. Al Pickering Angst
man, L. G. Herman Farnam Hoff
lander, snapper back Clifford Case
Cotton, R. G. Ralph Shevlin Whit
ney, R. T. Clyde Doane Robideau,
R. E. Arthur McGovern Roos, Q.
Lysle Eckersall Jesmer, L. H. Wm.
Heston Roos, R. H.: Grover Capron
Umbehocker,, F. B.
ReservesDuren Moll Jack, L. E.
Jay Steffen Berg, L. T. Fred Little
Boy Dugan, L. G.j Clifton Schuck-
neck Cravens, snapper back Harold
Chestnut Van Alstein, R. G. Joseph
Larkin Craig, R. T. Archie Marshall
Hull, R. E. Harold Paige Caley, Q.
Herbert Harris Fisher, L. H. Vernon
Mt. Pleasant Dickey, R. H. Wallie
PettiJohn Berg, F. B..
Frank Stagg Goulding, coach Her
bert Zimmerman, time keeper
Serenus Skahen, umpire Henry
Avery, head lineman.
Hallowe'en Party.
Although a day too previous, Dr.
and Mrs. McRae gave a Hallowe'en
party to the Anniversary club on
Monday night. The occasion was the
secnod anniversary of Dr. and Mrs.
McRae's wedding and it was cele
brated in befitting manner. Decora
tions of illuminated pumpkins, ghost
ly paper figures and other uncanny,
or creepy looking things, converted
the living room at the McRae resi
dence into a veritable hobgoblin
roost. The biggest pumpkin was on
the dining table, and its interior con
tained a beverage said to be cider,
which the guests drew into their sys
tems through straws. It is possible
that it was not misnamed, for cider is
known to produce a ruddy complexion
after a sufficient quantity is imbibed.
It may be, however, that the ruddi
ness was produced by the glow from
the illuminated pumpkins scattered
Mrs. McRae furnished a delectable
supper and, when the guests were not
eating, or drinking through straws,
they amused themselves with playing
games of various kinds.
Those present besides the host and
hostess were Mr. and Mrs. Ira G.
Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keith,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stark, Mr. and
Mrs. George Ross, Mr. and Mrs. O.
B. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Avery, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Davis,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goulding and
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kaliher.
Due-Drilled Wells Very Dangerous.
Almost any community in which
wells have been drilled can boast of a
number of combination dug and
drilled wells. The owners congratu
late themselves on their wisdom in
utilizing an old dug well fifteen,
twenty, or thirty feet in depth, and
drilling through the bottom of this to
a good flow of deep water. The cost
of drilling that twenty or thirty feet
has been saved, certainly an economy
worth considering. As a matter of
fact, this combined dug and drilled
well is a particularly dangerous type.
It may readily breed malarial fever
or even typhoid fever, which is more
prevalent in the country than even in
the overcrowded cities, in spite of the
supposed pure water supply of nearly
all farming sections. Such a well is
all the more dangerous because it is
fancied .to be safe. Although the
water encountered by the deep well
may be perfectly pure at the start,
contamination may take place almost
immediately by the entrance, es
pecially after rains, of seepage water
into the open well and thence into the
casing of the drilled well. The reme
dies are obvious. Either the casing
should be carried to the surface of the
outside ground, or at least above the
highest level ever reached by the
water, or the open well should be con
verted into a water-tight system by
applying a thick coating of cement
over both sides and bottom.From
Water-Supply Paper 223, United
States Geological Survey.
Desirable Settlers.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Dawson and
family arrived here on Saturday from
Excelsior, Wis., and entered into
possession of the farm formerly
owned by Louis Plumondore in
Greenbush, which Mr. Dawson re
cently purchased. The new owner
brought with him a herd of registered
dairy stock and intends to increase it.
He says that this is a natural dairy
ing countrythe grass is just right
and he has had considerable experi
ence in this line of industry. Mr.
Dawson predicts that in ten years
from now this part of the country will
be one of the greatest dairying sec
tions in the United States, and we be
lieve he is right. Now, he says, it is
merely in its infancypeople are just
beginning to discover its possibili
Fire Waste Prevention.
Asa M. Wallace, assistant state fire
marshal, asks us to state that a
monster meeting will be held in the
palm room of the hotel St. Paul, at
St. Paul, on the afternoon and even
ing of November 8 for the purpose of
discussing the question of fire waste
from all its various phases. Insur
ance experts will handle the question
from their view point. Men promi
nent in the work of fire prevention in
other states will speak, while the
question of the prevention of fires in
the forests of the state will be given
close attention.
State Aid Apportioned and 2,703 Pu-
pils in Mille Lacs County Are
Entitled to a Share.
Independent District No. 1 (Princeton)
Receives $1,634.22 and Village
of Milaca $1,474.87.
The October, 1911, school appor
tionment for Mille Lacs county
amounts to a total of $8,410.45, de
rived from the following sources:
Apportionment from state, $8,109
one half penalty, costs and interest on
real estate taxes, $294.45 fine, State
vs. Albert Hoeft, $5 fine, State vs.
Anna Flory, $2. The per capita is
$3.11154, and the total apportionment
is divided among the school districts
of the county as follows:
Dist. No.
9.... 10 11...
12... 13... 14... 15...
16... 17
18... 19...
20... 21... 23... 23 24... 25... 2C 27 28 29... 30
31 32... 33... 34...
35.. 36... 37
Pupils Amount
522 $ 1624.22
25 77.79
120 373.38
93 289.37
56 174.24
26 80.90
71 220.92
45 140.02
78 242.70
39 121.35
59 183.58
64 199.13
474 1474.87
182 566.30
23 71.56
45 140.02
24 74.67
47 146.24
20 62.23
66 205.36
44 136.91
16 49.78
23 71.57
23 71.57
33 102.C8
42 130.68
2T 84.01
53 164.91
26 80.90
41* 127.51
37 115.13
32 99.57
70 217.81
65 202.25
20 93.35
26 80.90
28 87.12
08 24.89
Total 2703 $8410.45
Joseph Pulitzer Dead.
Joseph Pulitzer, proprietor of the
New York World and St. Louis Post
Dispatch, died last Sunday aboard
his yacht in the harbor of Charleston,
S. C. He had been totally blind and
a partial invalid since the late
eighties and lived most of the time
cruising about in southern waters.
Pulitzer was a remarkable man and
for *iiore than a quarter of a century
was one of the leading figures in
American journalism. He was born
in Hungary in 1847 and came to
America in 1863, enlisted in the union
army and served as a cavalryman
until the end of the war. After the
war he was employed in many capaci
ties for five years, including deckhand
on a ferryboat, hostler and grave
digger. He was "discovered" as a
promising newspaperman in 1870 by
Louis Willich, a reporter on the West
liche Post, St. Louis.
His early newspaper training was
as a reporter and afterwards city
editor, managing editor and part
proprietor of the Westliche Post,
edited by Carl Schurz. He bought
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which,
under his management, became in a
few years one of the best-known and
most widely circulated journals in the
section. Mr. Pulitzer's entry into
New York journalism took place in
1883, when he bought the World, then
a paper of small circulation. Its
circulation and prestige grew rapidly
under his general direction. A build
ing to house it, which he erected in
1890 on Park Row, was, until over
topped by the skyscrapers of later
years, one of the most striking of New
York's office buildings.
Pulitzer made millions in the news
paper buisness but gave much of his
wealth to educational purposes.
Among his contributions was $1,000,-
000 to Columbia college to establish
and maintain a department of
journalism and establish scholarships
in that institution for deserving boy
graduates of the New York public
Diversified Industries at Wahkon.
E. B. H.: Dear QuentinI saw in
your column some time ago reference
made to the fact that the novelist
Anne Warner of St. Paul had to move
across the pond to be happy because
it is so picturesque to buy. bread at
the postoffice. .Too bad Anne didn't
look up the possibilities of her own
state. At the little town of Wahkon,
Minn., Mille Lacs county, you can
get your shoes mended at the black
smith's, buy peanuts, bananas and
ice cream at the barber shop, and get
a cement sidewalk laid at the butcher
shop. Give me America!
Rightowill somebody now try to
reach us the Star Spangled Banner?
Quentin in Minneapolis Tribune.
An Object Lesson for Mr. Hill.
L. W. Hill, president of the Great
Northern, last week had a forcible
illustration of the lack of track facul
ties at this station. Mr. Hill and
party had arranged for a partridge
hunt in northern Kanabec county and
expected to come to Mora where his
spceial car would be sidetracked.
Instructions were sent to Agent
Stevenson to arrange for side track
room, but he was obliged to inform
the head of the system that every inch
of available space was taken up with
potato cars. Not being able to come
to Mora the car was sidetracked at
Ogilvie. After this experience Mr.
Hill may realize the necessity for
more trackage at this point.Mora
Superintendent Ewing Honored.
At the annual convention of the
Minnesota Educational association in
Minneapolis last week County Super
intendent Guy Ewing was elected a
member of the legislative committee
for the Eighth congressional district.
This honor was well conferred, as
there is not a county superintendent
in the state who takes a greater inter
est in the advancement of educational
methods than does Mr. Ewing. He is
ever alert to the wants of the schools
under his jurisdiction and ready at
all times to enhance a proposition
that will benefit them.
Besides Mr. Ewing and his wife, J.
J. Skahen, secretary of the Princeton
school board, and Superintendent
Marshall were in attendance at the
convention. There was a good repre
sentation from the country districts of
Mille Lacs county and all of the
school teachers engaged in the village
of Milaca were there.
Sherburne County Jurors.
Fall term of district court for Sher
burne county at Elk River on Mon
day the 13th inst. Among the jurors
are the following from the towns
adjacent to Princeton: Grand jurors
Anton A. Larson, Santiago Tom
Blair and John Kaliher, Blue Hill
Alfred Peterson, F. W. Baer and Nels
Anderson, Orrock George Parsons
and G. N. Stendahl, Livonia T. F.
McCracken and G. A. Johnson,
Baldwin. Petit jurorsThomas
Knudson, Chris Kilgard, J. P. Larson
and Alex Anderson, Santiago A. G.
Fagerber, Blue Hill: E. J. Johnson,
Orrock H. J. Mickelson, Livonia
Wm. Hannay, B. G. Jennison and
Gust Hofflander, Baldwin.
Purchases Farm for Son.
J. O. Odegard was over from San
tiago yesterday to close a deal for a
farm which he purchased from Mrs.
Negaard in Santiago for his son
Oscar, who is now running 'a creamery
at Rose Creek, Mower county. He
paid $2,000 cash for the farm, which
consists of 80 acres, and his son will
return to Santiago and work it. Mr.
Odegard is one of the progressive
citizens of Santiago, well provided
with the goods of this world, but he
came by whatsoever he possesses
honestlyhe worked hard for it. He
is an interesting talker and the
Union is always pleased to see him
come in for a chat.
Sunday School Convention.
The annual Sunday school conven
tion for Mille Lacs county was held
in the Swedish Baptist church,
Milaca, on Monday and Tuesday with
about 20 delegates, representing the
various districts, in attendance. The
delegates from Princeton were Mrs.
Verge Hatcher and Miss Eva Ross,
from the Methodist church. A pro
gram of speeches and music was pre
sented upon each day and the pro
ceedings throughout proved highly
instructive. Among the speakers were
Mr. and Mrs. Dietrick and Mr. Tifft.
Passes Off Quietly.
Hallowe'en passed off very quietly
no material damage, so far as we can
learn, was done anywhere in town.
The times are rapidly changingthere
is not near as much hoodlumism
manifest as in past yearsin fact
hoodlumism has almost entirely
disappeared. Wesley Page received
a hunch that his premises would be
visited by nocturnal marauders and
so he sat up until after midnight
with a gun across his knees. He was
much disappointed, however, for he
did not get a single shot.
Congregational Chareh Services.
Sunday, October 5Morning ser
vice, 10:45 subject, "Communion
Thought communion service and
reception of members. -Music consist
ing* of organ prelude and postlude,
anthem by choir and trombone solo
by Albert Moe. Sunday school, 12 m.
Evening serviee, 7:30 subject, "The
Worth and Destiny of Man." Anthem
by choir and selections by brass
Luck Stayed by Him to the Last.
A paper published in a village near
Middletown, New York, prints the
following obituary:
Sam Tobdell is dead. Some days
ago he was stricken with blood
poisoning from a bite in the neck in
flicted while fighting with his wife
when he was drunk and she intoxi
cated. Drs. Gridle of Eureka and
Butts of Claryville were in atten
dance, but despite their utmost efforts
the poison spread until as a last re
sort they used the knife. The opera
tion was of no avail, however, and
now he ain't here any more.
Sam was a unique character. Only
once in a generation is a community
pestered with such a human viper.
He was the unsolved conundrum,
"What is he good for?" His only
virtue was the persistence of his
wickedness, his only excellence the
stability of his unrepentance. Booze
fighter, liar, wife-beater, chicken
thief, egg stealer, profane and vile of
speech to the point of nausea, he was
the trade-mark of sin, the sentient
emblem of vice, with no crime but
work beyond his capacity. He was
even worse.
But he has gone hence and it is
never our inclination to kick a man
when he is down, yet at death his
proverbial luck was with him. He
goes below just as the whitening
frosts and chilling winds are ushering
in a long and tedious season for the
good who are left. As was often the
case when in life and in fall, he'll
keep warm and comfortable at others'
expense, fellows. Well, so long,
Sam, and so long as it is long, good
Home-Grown Seed Potatoes Best.
We notice in an exchange that pure
Early Ohio potatoes from the Red
River Valley are advertised and
farmers are advised to procure some
for seed. The experience of experts
is that better results can be obtained
from potatoes grown at home, pro
vided the nicest and smoothest pota
toes are used for planting. It is a
mistake to plant small and inferior
potatoes. Like begets like. The best
potatoes in your bin are none too
good for planting. If you doubt the
soundness of this advice write to the
State Agricultural School and get the
opinion of experts. We are not
knocking the Red River Valley Early
Ohio potatoes, for no better tubers gf
that variety are produced anywhere,
but we insist that better results
can be obtained by planting home
grown seed.
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.
Fair Association Directors Meet.
A meeting of the board of directors
of the Mille Lacs Agricultural society
was held in McMillan & Stanley's
offices on Tuesday morning to audit
the accounts and pay outstanding
bills. The association now owns
property valued at $6,000 and the only
indebtedness on the holdings is
$1,200. This is a remarkably good
showing taking everything into con
A meeting of the association will
shortly be held for the purpose of
amending the by-laws so as to make
them conform with section 7, chapter
381, laws of 1911.
Leave for Mlssoala.
Mrs. Magnus Sjoblom and two chil
dren departed yesterday morning for
Missoula, Mont., where they expect
to make their future home. Mrs.
Sjoblom's only relativea sister
lives at that place. Mrs. Sjoblom's
many friends in Princeton wish her
and her children success.
Spoiling the Game.
BertieI don't want to go to bed
yet, sis. I want to see you and Mr.
Shepherd play cards. LucieYou
wicked boy, to think we should do
such a thing! We never do it! Bertie
But I heard mamma tell you to
mind how you played your cards when
Mr. Shepherd came.
Old Soldier Head.
George M. Danielson, a prominent
member of Gorman post, G. A. R.,
and resident of Duluth for almost 60
years, died on Friday morning at his
home at 1235 Minnesota avenue,
aged 84.
William Carling, who was operated
upon last week for obstruction of the
intestines and for several days was in
a precarious condition, is progressing
toward recovery.
Miss Ruth Davis of Elk River was
operated upon last Friday for appen
dicitis. The patient is doing nicely.

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