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Princeton and Hilaca High School Ball
Teams Met at the Fair
Grounds on Saturday.
The Game Was Played Under Adverse
Weather Conditions Which
Delays the Play.
Under adverse weather conditions
the high school ball teams of Milaca
and Princeton battled to a five inning
tie last Saturday, the game being
called at the end of the fifth inning to
allow the visitors to catch their train.
Evidently the weather man does not
favor early spring base ball in this
country, for he handed out about as
poor base ball weather as one could
imagine. Not being satisfied with
heavy and cloudy skies and a temper
ature which wasn't many degrees
above the freezing point, he also cut
loose a howling, blustering wind that
sent the sand swirling across the
diamond in clouds, and at times made
the players turn their backs to the
storm and stopped the play until the
swirl of sand had gone by. The game
was started late and, owing to the
slowness of the play caused by the
high wind and blowing sand, the best
the teams could do was a full five
innings, when it was necessary to call
the game to allow the Milaca players
and rooters to catch the 5:11 rattler
and beat it back to the parch-throated
regions to the north of us.
Milaca put in a bid for the game
right in the first round. Bourqum
was first man up but grounded out to
McVicar. Fullwiler failed to get his
range finding apparatus in working
order for the next two batters and
allowed both of them free transporta
tion to first McGilvra soused one
out to Umbehocker in center field and
the ice king made a brave effort to
pick the evasive horsehide out of a
wir of dust and sand but failed and
Bourquin passed through the regis
tering turnstile with the first score of
the season. Van Rhee and Wills
finished the inning by striking out.
Princeton failed to garner in any of
the game winning scores in their first
try at the bat although Angstman,
Princeton's stocky captain, succeeded
in getting as far as third base in
safety. The second inning disclosed
another blank for both sides and
Milaca's third time at the bat failed
to net them any further scores.
Princeton shot all their fireworks in
the third, and when the inning was
over it looked as if the Princeton lads
.had salted down the game for keeps.
With one out C. Stay hit a corking
drive to left field that was good for
two bases, Petterson sacrificed him to
third and Angstman scored him with
a clean drive over second. Umbe
hocker refused to bite at any of the
twisters and was awarded free trans*
portation for his cool-headed perse
verance. R. Stay refused to be out
done by his brother Casey and so
walloped one of Swanson's benders
for a clean hit, scoring Angstman and
in the mixup that followed the throw
in Umbehocker counted and R. Stay
.got safely to third. Pete Smith for
got his senior's dignity long enough
to drop a Texas leaguer in short left
field and the Stay boy romped home
with Princeton's fourth score for that
inning McVicar pub an end to the
fireworks by going out at first on an
infield grounder. With the score 4 to
1 against them, Milaca proceeded to
do a few stunts in the batting line
themselves. "Susie" Moore started
-this frame with a clean single and
went to second on Searle's sacrifice
.grounder. Swanson cut loose a hit
scoring Moore. Bourquin got free
transportation to first on four wide
ones, and before the side could be re
tired Swanson and Bourquin had
both counted, thus tying the score up
in a 4 to 4 knot where it still remained
at the end of the fifth inning.
Next Saturday the Princeton team
will play Elk River at the fair
grounds and a sensational game is
looked for. All who enjoy a good
game should attend.
Serenus Skahen is coaching the
team this spring and in the brief time
of one week has whipped them into a
good foundation for a winning team
and, with a little more batting and
fielding practice, a little more team
work and more of the inside stuff,
Coach Skahen will have a team of
proteges of whom he may well be
Fullwiler did the flinging for
Princeton for the first four innings
and got away with it in good shape.
He appeared to be cool headed with
men on bases and should develop into
a good twirler before the high school
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
season is over. R. Stay relieved him
in the fifth and the Milaca batters
failed to get to him for anything that
Milaca showed their usual good
lineup and understanding of the game,
and when these two teams get together
to play that 4 to 4 tie off the game will
be worth going miles to see.
The Princeton team was somewhat
disorganized -by the graduation of
several of their best players last
spring, but the new members who have
taken their places appear to be
capable of carrying the good work on
from where their predecessors left off
and, judging from Saturday's exhibi
tion, we predict a winning team for
the Princeton high this season.
Track No 3 of the Minneapolis Fire De
partment Has threat Record
A recent issue of the Minneapolis
Journal tells of Truck No 2. of the
Minneapolis fire department and its
captain and crew. Captain Howacd
was formerly a homely, freckled-faced
Princeton boy, and his pink lemonade,
melon-stealing chums of 35 years ago
still take an interest in him and are
glad to know that age has improved
his physiognomy. Here is what the
Journal has to say of Fred's go-cart:
"Rebuilt and newly equipped after
twenty-seven years in service, during
which time it has shared in the daring
deeds of a score of fire heroes, Truck
No. 2, of the fire department is today
the best truck in the city, according
to firemen, and will rank with the best
of them for twenty years more.
"Truck No. 2 and its men have
figured conspicuously at every big fire
in Minneapolis. Hundreds have been
carried from burning buildings to
safety down its eighty-five feet of
strong ladders, and firemen have al
ways considered it an honor to be as
signed to its crew.
"Manned by a picked crew that is
headed by Captain Frederick Howard,
who has been with the truck during
his entire twenty years' service with
Lieutenant Wm. Lockhart, who has
been with it three years, and drawn
by the four best horses of the depart
ment, it is considered one of the fast
tucks of the west.
"Chief C. W. Ringer said yesterday
that if motor apparatus should soon
be installed throughout the depart
ment Truck No. 2's horses will be the
last to go. Hosea Tuthill, master
mechanic, has rebuilt the truck and it
now represents everything modern.
"Truck No. 2 was formerly Truck
No. 1. It was the first aerial truck
equipped with hoisting apparatus
and its ladders are as long as can be
used with safety.
"At the West hotel fire Captain
Howard, then lieutenant, raised the
ladder himself and went to the upper
stories where he aided in the rescue
of the guests. Many were carried
down the ladders. Two months ago,
when Chief C. W. Ringer announced
that personal bravery would be con
sidered in recommendations for ap
pointments, Captain Howard was the
first to save lives. He carried two
men from a burning building at Tenth
avenue S. and Washington.
"The truck figured at the Hennepin
block fire and at the Boutell block
fire, and members of the crew were
among those who crawled under the
debris to save men six years ago
when the Beck building Vail fell
through a hotel at Second avenue S.
and Fifch street.
"The men who man the truck now,
and whose principal work is always
to rescue lives, are James Irving, Ed
ward Chase, Carl Anderson, James
O'Hern, Edward Jacobson, Edward
Welch and Oscar Swanson."
Company O to Attend maneuvers.
Lieutenant Alfred H. Johnson, com
manding Company G, Third infantry,
M. N. G., supplies us with the in
formation that the Second and Third
militia regiments of*the state will take
part in the army maneuvers at
Sparta, Wis., from August 6 to 15.
The boys of Company are natur
ally jubilant over the announcement
as it will give them an opportunity to
engage in field work which will ap
proach, as near as possible, actual
Lieutenant Johnson also informs us
that a new set of plans will be drawn
for the proposed armory in this vil
lage and that Kirby T. Snyder of
Minneapolis has been engaged for
that purpose. The plans will be
ready in about ten days.
A Good County Fair Worth All It Costs.
Anoka people are determined to
have a county fair this fall. There is
no earthly reason why Anoka should
not have a successful fair every year.
It will require work, hard work, too,
and money to acquire a site, erect the
proper buildings, put the grounds in
shape, etc., but it will be a paying in
vestment in the long run.
The most appalling maritime dis
aster in history occurred off the New
Foundland banks late on Sunday
night or early Monday morning.
The giant steamship Titanic, the
largest vessel ever built, on her
maiden trip across the Atlantic, col
lided with an iceberg and four hours
later sank in water probably two
miles in depth.
Wireless messages flashed out from
the mortally wounded ship appealing
for aid were picked up at sea by other
steamers, and by the wireless station
at Cape Race, New Foundland, early
Monday morning. The Carpathia of
the Cunard line, was the first vessel
to reach the scene of the disaster, and
picked up the boats of the Titanic,
mainly loaded with women and chil
dren. The Carpathia is expected to
reach New York tonight. She has 800
of the survivors of the ill-fated Ti
tanic on board. The Titanic had
gone down before the Carpathia could
reach her. Other vessels, when they
received the thrilling "3. O. S."
signals, ("S. O. S." stands for "save
our souls,") turned about in their
course and made all possible speed to
respond to the pathetic appeals for
assistance. But all save the Car
pathia were too late to render any as
sistance. It is barely possible, but
hardly probable that some of the
other vessels may have picked up a
few of the Titanic's crew and pas
sengers. It is generally believed,
however, that the survivors are all
aboard the Carpathia. The place
Inquiries Abont Crushed Rock
Several times within the past few
weeks the writer has been asked if
there would be any crushed rock
available here this year. We do not
know. The old rock-crusher at the
St. Cloud reformatory is out of com
mission. Some weeks since the writer
urged the governor and the board of
control that if possible a new rock
crusher should be purchased and put
in operation at the reformatory.
Governor Eberhart and Chairman
Ringdal both promised to give the
matter their most careful attention,
and we understand a new rock-crusher
will soon be installed at the reforma
tory. This year the railroads will
not haul any rock free as heretofore
but will charge regular freight rates.
If the proper effort is made perhaps
some crushed rock can be obtained
for the roads in this vicinity at re
duced rates. But there has been
small appreciation by the local road
authorities, farmers and business men
of the crushed rock furnished on the
track free of charge and, now that
freight will have to be paid, we pre
sume it is absurd to talk of crushed
rock. Anyhow, the Union is not
going to urge it. We have been to
considerable trouble and expense
heretofore in procuring crushed rock
for the roads in this vicinity and have
received small thanks.
For Good Roads, Hughes and the Union
A Kathio subscriber writes: I
like the Union because it is not
provincial. Its publisher can see
beyond the limits of Princeton village.
Each issue of your paper contains
information of interest to every resi
dent of the county, and, I might add,
of the adjoining counties. You were
right When you said the Union was
more than a mere local paper. I
knew of the Union long before I
heard of Mile Lacs county. Keep
everlastingly pounding on the good
roads question. We are more inter
ested in better roads than in who fill
the offices. While I am' not in favor
of Taft for a second term, I have no
time for Roosevelt. I think the
Union's suggestion, that both be
dropped and Judge Hughes token up,
is a good one."
Titanic, the Largest Vessel Ever Built, Collides With an
Iceberg on Her Maiden Trip, and Goes to
the Bottom of the Atlantic.
Fearful Loss of LifeOver 1,400 Souls Go Down With
the Ship Probably About 800 Saved in
the Titanic's Life Boats.
where the Titanic came in collision
with the iceberg is about 400 miles off
the New Foundland coast.
The Titanic had a large passenger
list, and many notable men and
women were aboard her. Her crew
and passengers numbered about 2,200,
almost two-thirds of whom went
down with the ship, about
four hours after she struck the ice
The Titanic was the largest vessel
ever builtshe was almost three city
blocks in lengthand was splendidly
equipped. She was valued at $8,000,-
000. Besides her large passenger list
she carried a valuable cargo of high
priced merchandise and jewelry, esti
mated to be worth millions of dol
lars. She was built at Belfast, Ire
land, a year ago, and was the crack
ship and pride of the White Star line.
Multi-millionaires, great authors
and many notable men went down to
death alongside of peasants and
laboring men order that the women
and children might be saved by the
boats. From the meagre accounts re
ceived the officers and crew, like true
Britons, remained at their posts until
the last. The men passengers, officers
aGrl* crew died as men- and herons
should-as Americans and Britons.
There was no repetition of the scenes
enacted on the Burgoyne in 1898,
when the crew knifed and clubbed
women and children to save them
selves The details of the terrible
disaster will not be known until the
survivors reach New York tonight.
Will Treble Within Next Five Years
A projected road through the towns
of Richardson and Leigh in Morrison
county will shorten the distance be
tween Little Falls and Mille Lacs lake
to 35 miles. Over the road now
traveled the distance is 45 miles. The
new road will connect with the state
road which is being built in Kathio
township, this county, and Onamia
will be the market town of the terri
tory tributary to the new road. The
northern end of Mille Lacs county is
making rapid progress in the matter
of road development, and there is
room for still further improvement
along those lines. With a good sys
tem of highwaysespecially with a
gravel-surfaced road running north
and south through the entire length of
the countythe lake towns will treble
in wealth and population within
the next five years.
A Noble Woman Dead.
Miss Clara Barton, founder of the
American Red Cross society, died at
her home in Glen Echo, Maryland, on
Friday, April 12, from the effects of
chronic pneumonia. She had reached
the age of 90 years. She was born at
Oxford, Mass., and her first occupa
tion was that of school teacher, but
this she disliked and went to work in
a factory as a cloth trimmer. Later
she founded a free school at Borden
town, N. J., and at the outbreak of
the civil war was emplpyed in the
patent office at Washington.
At the commencement Of hostilities
she resigned her position in the
patent office and soon left for the
front with large quantities of stores
and money which she had collected
for the wounded soldiers. These she
personally distributed and remained
at the front caring for disabled
soldiers until near the close of the
war. Not alone on the battlefields of
the civil war, but in the camps of the
French and German armies in Europe
did she nurse the wounded and dying
combatants. After the fall of the
commune she entered Paris on foot
and distributed food to the starving.
She endured the hardships of travel
in Russia and Turkey to relieve
suffering humanity and faced the
dangers of yellow fever in Cuba to
nurse the reconoentrados and the
American troops. Her works of
mercy extended to many lands.
For several years she urged the
government to confirm the Red Cross
treaty and in 1881 took the matter up
with President Garfield. This re
sulted in the organization on May 21,
1881, of the American Association of
the Red Cross, and she was chosen its
first president, a position which she
held until 1905, when advancing years
compelled her to relinquish active
Miss Barton was a noble woman in
all that the word implies, and many
an old soldier will bow his head in
sorrow upon learning that her soul
has taken its flight from earth.
Two Liquor Licenses Granted and Tom
Post Is Reappointed Marshal
A special meeting of the village
council was held at the recorder's
office last Thursday evening for the
purpose of acting on two applications
for license to sell intoxicating liquors
and transacting such other business
as might come before the council.
A motion was made and carried
that the recorder advertise for bids
on the village printing.
Ed Cilley was present and stated
that his salary as fire marshal of the
village was not as much as it ought
to be, considering the amount of work
he was expected to do, and asked that
his salary be increased. Matter was
laid over for further consideration.
A petition signed by Allen Hayes,
Elmer Hatch and Sam Smith asking
for the vacation of that portion of the
street lying between blocks 51 and 52,
original townsite of Princeton, was
read by Recorder Umbehocker and
after some discussion the matter was
referred to the street committee.
Aug. Wresch was present and asked
that Joe Leathers be ordered to re
move his building which is used for a
blacksmith shop, from the street ad
joining his barn. He stated that said
building was situated where it consti
tuted a nuisance and increased the
cost of his insurance. On motion of
Hummel, seconded by Umbehocker,
and carried, Leathers was ordered to
mo said building from the street.
Treasurer Herdliska was- present
and asked if the village funds, as they
now stand credited to various funds,
were legal. No one present was pre
pared to say whether they were or
were not legal.
The plans of the contemplated
armory building were presented,
examined and considered good.
Two applications for liquor licenses
were made, Fred Holm and John Sjo
blbm being the applicants. Applica
tions were granted.
Fred Holm was granted permission
to work in his place of business
Saturday nights, after closing hours,
and Sundays while he had some re
pairs made to the interior of the
A. Z. Norton presented his resigna
tion as a member of the village board
of health. The resignation was ac
cepted and Oscar Stark was appointed
to fill the vacancy created by said
Mrs. R. M. Patchen asked the
council to have a street light placed
on the corner near the Bridgeman &
Russell creamery. The matter was
referred to the street committee.
Justice Dickey was granted per
mission to purchase a justice docket
and manual and charge same to the
The village attorney was instructed
to draw up an amendment to ordi
nance No. 59 increasing the license of
peddlers and hawkers to $15 per day.
President Byers appointed Trustee
Hummel and Recorder Umbehocker as
a committee of two to supervise the
sprinkling of the streets.
Henry Newbert appeared before the
council and asked that the front lights
to the postoffice be attached to the
street light wires. He was referred to
the water and light commission.
The matter of appointing a village
marshal came up for consideration
and it was decided to let the president
of the council make the appointment.
President Byers thereupon reap
pointed Tom Post to the position.
It was decided to let the street com
mittee appoint a village ^teamster and,
this concluding the work on hand, the
council adjourned.
For Selfish Reasons Only
Why should the "reformers" be so
insistent upon a presidential pref
erence primary that has no warrant
in law? For selfish reasons only.
They imagine that they will be bene
fited personally or otherwise. Why
do the reformers want an extraordi
nary session of the legislature on the
eve of the national convention to
change the method of electing dele
gates? For selfish reasons only.
Janesville Argus.
Supt. narshall and All the Teachers
in Our Schools Re-engaged
for Another Year.
A Splendid Lot of Teachers They Are
and Most Excellent Results
Are Being Obtained.
At the meeting of the school board
last Friday evening all of the present
corps of splendid teachers were re
engaged for another year. Although
it costs considerable money to sup
port our schoolsabout 50 per cent of
all the taxes levied in the districtit
is money well expended. Our schools
were never better conducted nor more
efficiently than they are at present.
Superintendent Marshall and his able
assistants work together harmonious
ly and are getting good results, and
the school board co-operates heartily
with the superintendent and teachers.
This is as it should be. The tax
payers are perfectly willing to be
liberally taxed for the support of our
schools as long as the money is judi
ciously expended and the schools are
efficiently conducted. Princeton's
public school facilities are second to
that of no village of its size in the
Here is a correct list of the teachers
at present employed in our schools,
all of whom have been re-engaged
for another year, also the years each
has taught here:
SuperintendentJ. C. Marshall 5
PrincipalMrs. Sophia Sroeter^ 4
ScienceMiss Elsie Hull 3 years.
LanguageMiss Delia Yancy 2
EnglishMiss Cecile Owens 1 year.
Grammar SchoolMiss Margaret I.
King 13 years. Miss Ruth Lund
sten 2 years.
Seventh gradeMiss Sara Andrew
1 year. Mrs. Eleanor B. Stevens 3
Sixth gradeMiss Opha Waters 2
^Fifth gradeMiss Jennie Whiting 3
Fourth grade (a)Miss Frances
Polland 3 years.
Fourth grade (b)Miss Flossie B.
Davis 8 years.
Third gradeMiss Ruth Hayden 1
Second gradeMiss Mary S. Huse
she is a permanent fixture" and
never grows old.
First gradeMiss Evelyn Tomp
kins, 7 years.
BricktonMiss Stella Robinson 1
year. Miss Colburn. (Miss Susie
Huff, who has taught for 4 years, is
going away and did not wish for a
Anniversary Club Meets
The anniversary club met at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Randall
last Friday evening, the occasion
being the seventh anniversary of their
wedding. Refreshments were served
early in the evening and immediately
thereafter Frank Goulding made a
motion that the ordinance forbidding
smoking at club gatheringswhich
had been adopted at a recent business
meeting of the clubbe abolished.
He was ably seconded by "Heine"
Plaas, who emphatically declared
that said law was contrary to all prec
edent that it was unconstitutional
and a most flagrant disregard of the
"inalienable rights" handed down to
us by our Pilgrim forefathers. Others
joined in the debate, and in the excite
ment which followed, the evening's
program was overlooked, consequent
ly a carefully prepared treatise by
Oscar Stark on "The Rise and Fall
of the Egg Market," will have to be
read, with the balance of the program,
at the next meeting. The insurgents
won their point, however, and the
smoke ordinance was repealed, de
molished and consigned to the waste
basket. The party disbanded shortly
after midnight after an exciting but
enjoyable evening.
Boys' Band Concert.
The Boys' band will give a concert
and dance on Thursday evening, May
2, the proceeds of which will be used
to purchase uniforms for the band.
The musical program will be of ex
ceptional merit and will include selec
tions by the Boys' band, the Citizens'
band of Princeton, the Princeton
orchestra, and a brass quartet com
posed of S. P. Skahen, solo cornet
Charles Umbehocker, first cornet H.
M. Avery, tenor trombone Albert
Moe, bass trombone. Mrs. Claire A.
Caley is to be the soloist of the even
ing. The Boys' band has developed
rapidly under the leadership of Prot
Albert Moe and the concert and dance
should be liberally patronized.

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