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ft. C. DUN!, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. THAT ARMORY BILL Third and Fourth Class riunicipalities Now Empowered to Appropri- ate Money for Armories. Law Gives Citizens of Princeton Op- portunity to Vote on Proposi- tion at Special Election. Under the provisions of chapter 02. general laws of 1911, $30,000 was appropriated annually for the erec tion of armories for the Minnesota National Guard. Not more than $10,000 could be expended on any armory and not more than three could be erected in any year. On ac count of its proficiency Company of Princteon as one of the three first companies selected to share in the $30,000 appropriation and have an armorv. But one of the condi tions imposed by chap. 302 is that the local company shall furnish a suitable site for the armory and $1,000 in cash. No one expected the members of the company to furnish the site and the $1,000. It was gener ally understood that the municipali ty in which the armory was to be located would provide for the site and the $1,000. But the municipali ty had no authority under the law to do so. Hence the following bill was introduced by R. C. Dunn at the special session of the legislature, passed both branches under a sus pension of the rules, and has re ceived the governor's assent: A bill for an act to authorize vil lages and cities of the third and fourth class to aid in the purchase of sites for and the construction and erection of armories. Be it enacted by the legislature of the State of Minnesota: Section 1. That all "villages, also cities ol the third and fourth class, when so authoiized b} a vote of their lespective municipalities, are heieb\ authorized to appropriate a sum of monej, not exceeding one per cent of then respective last assessed leal estate \aluation, to aid in the purchase of sites for and the con struction and erection of armories, aspiovidedbv chapter 302, general laws 1911. Section 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Is theie am thing unfair in the bill? The last real estate \aluation of Princeton \illage is $275,399. The limit that the village could appropri ate is $2,753.99, and not a dollar can be appropriated unless a majority of the voters so direct. In other words, a special election must be held and the question submitted to the voteis, and the limit that the voters can authorize is $2,753.99it may be less but it cannot be more. Did those who signed the petition to the Minnesota state senate against the passage of the bill know that the bill simph provided that the matter should be submitted to the voters of the Mage? Are they not willing that the -voters should decide? Anyhow the petition had little effect for the bill passed seriate by a unanimous vote, have in our possession a copy of petition, together with the signers. Now it is up to the voters of the village. If they are in favor of as sisting in getting a permanent build ing in Princetonone that cannot be removed even if the militia company should be disbandedlet them say so by their votes. If they do not want a handsome and spacious building five-sixths of the cost of which will be defrayed by the statelet them say so. It is for the voters to decide. We have performed our duty in the premisesafforded the people an op portunity to express their opinion on the matter. Evidently that is what the signers of the petition did not want. the We the The Six-Year Term. It the chief executive had six jears in which to carry out his policies and knew that at the end of that period he would permanently be out of politics, so far as he individu ally was concerned, he would, in the average case, at least, hew more closely to the rigid line of duty cei tainly he would be less subject to gusts of expediency. In like manner the limited and final term would go far toward ending the abuses of federal patronage. There would be far less temptation than now to scramble for delegates and to use the appointive power for marshaling sup port in a national convention. If the new plan accomplished nothing save this, it would abundantly justi fy its adoption. For three cardinal reasons then, the proposed restriction of the presi- dential tenure commends itself to good citizens: I would abolish the third-term menace. I would pro tect the dignity and strengthen the independence of the chief executive. It would go far toward ending cer tain abuses of federal patronage. In addition to these reasons, divers others are apparent. America is now sated and really harmed by its mul tiplicity of elections. Coming every four years, the presidential election, which is the most distracting of them all, suspends business activity and puts the entire country in a state of unrest and uneasiness. E-v ery six years is frequent enough for such an election and with the provision that the occupant of the office shall never hold it again, that period is by no means too long. It is to be hoped that this timely proposal will soon mature in definite legislation and wil. be submitted to the people for their indorsement. Atlanta Journal. Girls of the Sixties Entertained. The-'Girls of the Ws," for the second time since organizing, were entertained at the home of Mrs. J. C. Borden last Friday afternoon and evening. The party was given in honor of Mrs. Nelson Jesmer, who, with her husband, is making an all too brief visit in the old home town, after a residence of several years in the far west. Mrs. Jesmer is, properly, one of the "giils," and many pleasant reminiscences were exchanged which all enjoyed exceedingly. The de scriptions, too, given bj the guest of the imposing scenery about their home and of their own dwelling and manner of living, was very entertain ing. Mrs. Mary Bines, who has been the decorative genius of nearly, or quite ever} meeting of the society, had assisted the hostess in preparing a table that was a ''thing of beauty" and a "jov''alas! not "forever," for it is a fact generally recognized that the process of eating is not con ducive to the best artistic effects but it was a JOJ, nevertheless. Green and white were the colors used, and these were blended in the ribbons falling in graceful drapings from the ceiling to the table, the bouquets of locust and ferns, the daintv bonbon dishes and the place cards which had been lettered by the genial husband of the hostess in his most artistic manner, and upon each of which was mounted a white button" rose with tiny leaves. A place at table was reserved for Mr. Jesmer, but having gone upon that morning in one of those con veyances denominated a "machine" he. somehow, failed to arrive on schedule time. Mrs. Jesmer gave the club a cordial invitation to assemble for the next meeting at her home in Seattle, and the decision was unanimous to charter for this purpose the first aeroplane headed for the west. green Helping the Blind. The wind was blowing a bit more than a gale last night when a benev olent old chap stopped to put a dime in the hat of a shivering blind man on the public square, says the Cleve land Plain Dealer. The donor near ly dropped the coin, but the mendi cant shoved his hat unederneath it and skilfully rescued it. "Why, you're not blind!" cried the giver, scornfully. "No, sir," confessed the beggar. "I'm just takin' a pal's place while he has a bit of rest. He's blind, sir: been blind from birth." 'Where is he taking his rest?" de manded the stranger, still uncon vinced. "Why, heerwhy, he's gone to a movin' picture show." More About Stocking Mille Lacs. The recent attempt of the state game and fish commission, at the instigation of a few residents on the west side of the lake, to stop com mercial fishing on Mille Lacs is a closed incident, yet residents of the town of Kathio are still trying to keep up the fight. In a communica tion in the last issue of the Prince ton Union, "A Few Old Settlers" of Kathio make statements that we do not believe can be substantiated. In their desire to accomplish their one purpose, they appear to consider their own personal desires, regard less of the rights and wishes of the residents of the rest of the entire lake district.Wahkon Entreprise, Will Not Reconvene Legislature. While Governor Eberhart is dis appointed over the failure of the extra session to redistrict the state, he has decided not to reconvene the legislature. LOOKS LIRE A BOLT Latest Advices From Chicago Say Indications Are That Roose- velt Forces Will Bolt. Dark Horse Talk is in the Air and the Name of Governor Hadley Is Receiving Most Favor. The hostile forces gathered at the Chicago Coliseum on Tuesday noon for the opening of the fifteenth re publican national convention, with battle lines on both the Taft and Koosevelt sides apparently holding firm and with leaders and delegates predicting that the session would mark an epoch in the annals of American politics. Barely have the principals in a national political con vention met under greater stress of feeling than that which prevailed. The atmosphere was electric with bitterness and personal animosity. Thousands of people who were unable to obtain seats at the convention thronged hotel lobbies and the im mediate vicinity of the Coliseum with the idea that a sensation of one sort or another would develop in the big hall at any moment. Many political veterans said it was the worst crush of humanity in their convention experiences. During the afternoon Senator Elihu Boot's name was presented to the convention for temporary chair man by Victor Bosewater, while the name of Governor McGovern of Wis consin was presented by Henry Cochems. After a long and bitter fight, and amid much confusion, Boot was elected, thus giving the Taft forces an advantage. Boot's majority over McGovern was 56. The vote was: Boot, 553 McGovern, 502 scattering, 14. Several hours were consumed yes terday in an argument on the motion of Governoi Hadley of Missouri to purge the temporary roll of 92 dele gates contested by the Boosevelt fac tion but seated by the national com mittee. Late last night a vote was taken en Hadley's motion and the Boose velt forces were' defeated. The vote was 564 to 510. This practically makes the temporary roll call perma nent. The latest news at 11 o'clock this morning from the convention hall at Chicago is that there is a strong probability that the Boosevelt forces will bolt and that they will be led in such bolt by the Minnesota dele gation. There is talk of a dark horse, and the name of Governor Hadley has been prominently advanced. They Are Here. Have just received a full line of fly nets, covers and lap dusters which I bought cheap for cash, and they will therefore be sold cheap. Also have a splendid selection of new double and single driving harness, and a few second-hand double and singe driving harness which I will sell cheap. Everything in the harness line can at all times be found at my place and the prices are always reasonable. Call and examine the goods before buying elsewhere. The closer you examine them the better will you like them. All my goods in the harness line are guar anteed. Couches, mattresses and other furniture upholstered by an experi enced man. Call me up. William Neely, The Old Reliable Harness Maker, Princeton, Minn. E. W. Powers Visits Princeton. E. W. Powers of Salem, Ore., came down from Fargo on Saturday even ing and passed Sunday with his friend, J. J. Skahen. Mr. Powers, who is the largest independent dealer in dried fruits in the country, has been disposing of his product in Montana and the Dakotas, and this season has disposed of $35,000 worth, mostly prunes, and has a few carloads left. He went from 'here to Minneapolis, where Mr. Skahen joined him yesterday, "and together they proceeded by easy stages to Baltimore to attend the democratic national convention. Send in Your Contributions. Persons who have not sent in their contributions to the cemetery fund should do so without delay as the as sociation is short of money. The grounds at Oak Knoll cannot be put in good condition without funds to pay for the labor. Donations may be paid to Mrs. Guy Ewing, treasurer of the association, or to any member of the soliciting committee. A. J. Bullis, President.*^ PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1912. BIG CROWDS GATHER Monday Was Circus Day and Thou- sands of People Came to Town to See the Elephants. Every Feature of Gollmar Brothers' Show, From the Parade to the Henagerie, First Class. Perhaps the biggest crowd of people ever seen in Princeton blockaded the sidewalks of the prin cipal streets on Monday, when Goll mar i Brothers' circus showed in town. Thousands of people from all points of the compass congregated they came in carriages, wagons, automobiles and by train. A circus had not visited Princeton for four years, and it was quite a treat to see the elephants again. They looked like the same old pachyderms that were here with Gollmar Brothers when they last visited Princeton. The parade was a good one and the band was one of the best we ever heard with a circus. Of course the antics of the clown who brought up the rear, created a great deal of amusement for the children. At the afternoon performance the big tent was crowded, many people being unable to gain admittance. Every act was well performed and the gymnasts were especially good the horizontal bar, trapeze and wire walking acts were excellent. One of the features which attracted much attention was the performing lions. A woman trainer put them through many acts which astounded the audience. She had them under per fect control and they implicitly obejed her every command. She placed her head in the mouth of one of the big beasts to show how well she had them trained and that she was not afraid of them. From be ginning to end the show was one which everyone appreciated, and the concert was much above the average. The menageiie was, of course, a big feature of the circus and some splendid specimens of wild beasts were exhibited, including elephants, camds.'* a ponderous- hippopotamus and-.a number of Jions and leopards. One ol the largest lions was a black maned fellow from the jungles of Africa and well does he deserve the name of the king of beasts. He was as noble a looking lion as we ever saw. The horses were all splendid animals, in good condition, and some of them were prize-takers. In all Gollmar Brothers employ 450 men. many of them roustabouts, but no profane language, as might be ex pected, was heard on the grounds. The show was clean throughout and Gollmar Brothers are deserving of praise for the perfect discipline which prevailed. Northwestern Hospital Commencement. The annual graduation exercises of the Northwestern Hospital Training School for Nurses will be held at the Congregational church on Tuesday evening, June 25, commencing at 8 o'clock. At that time Miss Florence Johnson and Miss Nellie Johnson will receive their diplomasthese young ladies having completed a, two-year course. An excellent pro gram for the occasion has been pre pared and the general public is cordially invited to attend the exer cises. The program follows: PROGRAM Miss Liberty Recker Princeton Orchestra Invocation Rev. E Service Adagio BeetUoven Mrs Soule A.ngel of Patience John Greenleaf Whittier Margaret I King. Danube Waves.....,.,. Ivane Princeton Orchestra The Robed Messengers of the Sick. Rev. E Service. Dons Nevin Mrs. B. Taylor1: Joyce Patterson Violin Severt Petterson Cello Presentation of Diplomas Dr. H. Cooney. Kaiser Frederick Friedmann Princeton Orchestra Benediction Rev. E Service. Crown Wins Again, The Twin Lakes ball team was defeated by Crown the second time this season last Sunday. The game was a good one despite the inclement weather, the final score being 7 to 2. Crown took the lead from the start and held it to the end. McKenney was on the mound for the winners and he held his op ponents, scoreless up to* the seventh inning. Only two hits were regis tered off of his delivery in the entire game. L. Angstman was at the re ceiving end and also did his share. Crown has a fast ball team this year, several individual stars being in the line-up, and they, will make any team in the country extend themselves. The day was cold and cloudy but despite this a large crowd of fans turned out and the rooting was loud and enthusiastic. Next Sunday Long Siding and Crown will meet at the Princeton fair grounds and one of the best games in these parts will result. Creamery Picnic at Nilaca. Yesterday the Farmers' Creamery association of Milaca gave its annual picnic at that place and it was an event which brought in at least 2,000 people from the surrounding country. The weather could scarcely have been more propitious despite the fact that a five-minute thunder shower in the afternoon sent ladies in white dresses scurrying for shelter. An excellent program was prepared and the picnic throughout was one of the most enjoyable events of its kind ever held in Mille Lacs county. The day's celebration commenced at 11 o'clock in the morning with an automobile parade in which 10 pret tily decorated machines headed the procession to the picnic groundsa pretty grove at the Bum river dam, about half a mile north of'town. There selections were furnished by the Milaca Military band and the Hayland brass band, two splendid organizations, which was followed by a talk on the "Legal Phases of Boad Building" by C. A. Dickey. At noon dinner was partaken of beneath the spreading branches of the trees near the banks of Bum river. Scores of farmers' wives and daughters opened up big baskets of edibles and everyone was invited to "pitch in." Some of the boys from Milaca village declared that the fo'od was a great deal better than their wives served at home and conse quently they ate all they could tuck awa.v. Talk about your French chefs, they are not in it with the farmers' wives when it comes to preparing good substantial meals. After dinner J., E. Lindberg of the state dairy and food department, gave a discourse on "Dairying," which was full of good advice. He covered all phases of his subject and was heartily applauded at the -dose. Mr. Lindberg is just the sort of a man the farmers like to listen to, for he is a practical farmer himself. C. A. Dickey then talked on "Co- operation" and the Milaca male quartet sang several numbers in a very fine manner. Among the amusement features were three tugs of war between the following teams: Hayland and Page, Milo and Bogus Brook, and Milaca and Borgholm. The crowd then returned to the baseball diamond in Milaca village to witness a ball game between O'Neil and Long Siding. Up to the fifth inning the game was one-sided, O'Neil having it all its own way, but Long Siding then turned the tables and won in a game of 11 to 6. Kichard Hamer was master of cere monies at the picnic and Wm. Mc Laren marshal of the day. Both performed their duties in a very creditable manner. E. C. Dunn, who was down on the program for an address on "Good Boads,'' was unavoidably absent. Death of Henry C. Fridley. Henry C. Fridley of Fridley, Anoka county, died at a Battle Creek, Michigan, sanitarium on the 13th inst., and funeral services were held in the old home at Fridley Monday afternoon. The remains were in terred at Lakewood cemetery, Min neapolis. Deceased was 67 years of age and was the son of the late Major A. M. Fridley. He was well known to many of the older residents of Princeton by whom he was highly esteemed. He was a pleasant-man nered, courtly gentleman of the old school and his death will be regret ted by many., Pfiater is Coming, He is the eye specialist from, St. Paul who visits us regularly. The relief from headaches and nervous ness found in his glasses is too well known to require comment. He is particularly successful with children as one would imagine after his long experience with the children of the St. Paul school. He will be at the Commercial hotel, Thursday after noon, June 27. As formerly, exami nation will be free. itc Requiem Mass for Father Levings. Rev. Zitur of Clear Lake and Rev. Welp of Melrose yesterday held high requiem mass in St. Edward's Catholic church for the late Father Levings. Thirty days .had yesterday.' elapsed since Father Levings death. Revs. Zitur and Welp returned to their homes this morning^ MINNESOTA VOLUME XXXVI. NO. 26 A WEEK'SWEDDINGS Louis Kolstad and Ida L. Ristvedt Harried at Home of Bride's Parents in Baldwin. B. C. Basch and Grace Thompson and Otto Paulson and Alma Ny- stedt Are Also flarried. On Monday evening, June 17, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Ristvedt, in the town of Baldwin, a pretty wedding took place when their daughter, Ida Louise, was united in wedlock to Louis Kolstad of Minneapolis. At precisely 8 o'clock, as Mendelssohn's wedding march was played by Miss Alida Rist vedt of the Conservatory of Music, Minneapolis, the attendants entered the parlor and formed in two lines, through which the bridal couple passed to a pretty arch of foliage and flowers, where they were married by Rev. J. O. Fisher of the Princeton Congregational church. The bride was becomingly attired in a dainty gown of white mar quisette trimmed in point lace and satin, and carried a bouquet of pink and white roses. The attendants were Misses Olga Samuelson of Min neapolis, Alice Ristvedt, Juanita Harden and Messrs. William Rist vedt Chas. Ristvedt and Segurd Kolstad. A reception and wedding supper followed the ceremony at which many guests were present, those from abroad being the groom's father and brother from Saskatche wan, and Misses Anna Christensen, Olga Samuelson and Alida Ristvedt of Minneapolis. Numerous gifts were received by the bride and groom from relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Kolstad will reside in Minneapolis. Busch-Thompson. B. C. Busch and Grace Thompson were married at the home of the bride's parentsthe Commercial hotelon Tuesday evening by Bev. Service of the Methodist church. The witnesses were Gertrude Thomp son, sister of the bride, and August Gunterhock. A supper followed the ceremony and among those present were Bev. and Mrs. Service, G. H. Gottwerth and wife, and Mrs. John Kiel of Pease. Paulson-Nystedt. Otto Paulson of Brickton and Alma Nystedt were married at the home of the bride's parents in Milo township on Monday by Rev. Orrock of Santiago. Children's Day in ML E. Church. The program presented by the children at the Methodist church last Sunday was not only a credit to the actual participants but to those who instructed them in perfecting their partsMiss Margaret I. King, Mrs. Verge Hatcher and Mrs. C. A. Caley. Mrs. Caley arranged and directed the musical portion of the program. The exercises throughout were par ticularly entertaining and were much appreciated by the large audi ence. Good Reason For Crying. "Hehrj-," demanded a Phila delphia mother, "what is the matter with your brother Richard?" "Mother,M i MOIETY, responded Henry, "he- is crying because I'm eating my cake and won't give him any." "Is his own cake finished?" "Yes, ma'am, and he cried while I was eating that, too.' 'Philadelphia Record. Army Bill Vetoed. President Taft on Monday vetoed the army appropriation bill, return ing it to congress with a message in dicating his disapproval of the active provision which would oust Maj. Gen. Leonard*Wood as chief of staff/ on March 4 next. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Forrest McVicar was operated upon on Monday and was found to be. suffering from tubercular peritonitis. There is no hope for his recovery. John Olson of Dalbo is at the hospital suffering from a fracture of the lower jaw, which he sustained in a runaway. Dr. Cooney was called to Milaca by Dr. Bacon on Tuesday evening and.. performed an operation for acute appendicitis on Chris Erickson of Onamia. William Carling is at the hospital ^3 #83 suffering from an injury to one of ftis hip bones sustained while jump ing from a horse. Mrs. Robert Essie? of OgHvle'is *t! i the hospital for surgical treatment.