Newspaper Page Text
R. C. DUNK, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear.
ELEVATOMS BURNED Big Structure of St. Anthony & Da- kota Elevator Company and Its Contents Destroyed. Three Thousand JBushels of Rye and a Hundred Bushels of Wheat Consumed by Flames. The grain elevator of the St. An thony & Dakota Elevator company, with its entire contents, consisting of 3,000 bushels of r\e and from 75 to 100 bushels of wheat, was entirely consumed by fire on Monday evening. At 9:30 o'clock Louis Solberg dis covered flames issuing from the southwest comei of the structure on the ground floor, and turned in an alarm, but, owing to the dn condi tion of the building and the in flammable nature of its contents, the flames had gained much headway be fore it was possible for the fire de partment to reach the scene. The file laddies fought the flames with determination, some of them risking their lives in an attempt to subdue them. Their efforts, howevei, pio\ed futileno power on earth could ha\ extinguished that blaze. The big \olume of fire loared and leaped into the air fifty or more feet, illuminating the countn for a ladius of a mile or more. Gradually the big structure weakened and then came tumbling down, scattering blazing pieces of wood in all direc tions. Luckily no injuiies were sus tained by the firemen and others who were fighting the flames, but some of them escaped by the skin of their teeth. Everything in the building with the exception of a few blanks which P. J. Wikeen, the manager, suc ceeded in saving, was consumed. The scales, a lot of carpenter tools, ticket book, sack holders, etc., were among the things destroyed. Thiee thousand bushels of rye at the pre\ ailing market price would amount to something like $1,700 and 100 bushels of wheat to nearly a hundred dollais, while the building and equipment was valued at $6,250. The loss was covered by insurance. Work on the rebuilding of the ele vator will be begun as soon as pos sible, but Mr. Wikeen will continue to purchase rje as heretofore, he having made arrangements to handle all that is brought in. Consequently the farmers will not be gieatly incon i \enienced bj the burning of the ele vator. How the fire originated is a mystery, as Mr. Wikeen always took the greatest precaution against such an occurrence and carefully inspected the building every night before lock ing up. Andrew Bavier, engineer at the loiler mill, saw two strange men, apparently hoboes, walking away from the building some time after the fiie started, but whether they weie responsible is onlv con jectural. NEW TELEPHONE COMPANY. Territory Covered Will Now be Assured of First-Class Service. The Baldwin-Blue Hill Rural Tele phone company was organized on Julj 31 at the Blue Hill town hall by Geo. W. Johnson, representing the Tri-State Telephone company, with Chas. Thompson, Martin Mattson, A. H. Durbin, Harry Craft, Gust Kuhlman, Gust Hofflander and Mau rice Eisenhut as incorporators. Chas. Thompson was elected presi dent, ,H. J. Craft vice president, Martin Mattson secretary and A. H. Durbin treasurer. The matter of equipment was thoroughly considered and it was de cided to use that of the Dean Elec tric company, whose representative, W. S. Williams, was present at the meeting and was given the order. This equipment is one of the best on the market. All material was ordered shipped at once and immedi ately upon its receipt the construc tion of the line will commence. The people of the territory covered by the new line will now be assured of good teleDhonic service. The Bull Moose Convention. The "bull moose" convention opened in the Coliseum, Chicago, on Monday at 12:43 p. m. and, following the reading of the call, Rev. Dorn blazer very appropriate name pronounced a lengthy invocation to blaze the way. Senator Beveridge of Indiana was chosen temporary chair man and delivered a so-called 'key note" speech notable for its ver bosity. At a stormy executive meeting of the national committee previous to the convention, which lasted three hours and at which the atmosphere was suffused with brimstonious epi thets, contesting "nigger" delegates from Florida and Mississippi were ordered barred from participation in the proceedings. This brought such vigorous protests from the Florida negroes headed by C. H. Alston that the committee finally decided to also throw out the Florida white delega tion headed by H. L. Anderson. The Mississippi white delegates "lily whites"were, however, given their seats, and the contesting ne groes thereupon tore off their Roose velt badges and trampled the min the dust. The "Bull" arrived at the conven tion shortly after noon amid a flare of trumpets and the deafening cheers of the gathering of mugwumps. Outside of effecting an organization very little was accomplished upon the first day. On Tuesday the warfare over the seating of the Florida and Mississip pi negroes was resumed, and the "cullud gemmen" were again turned down. The principal feature of the daj was the reading by Roosevelt of his "confession of faith" speech, which virtually constituted the tenets of the party platform which he desired adopted. He advocated many radical measures which he said would be denounced as either social ism or anarchy, and the last word seems to fill the bill. Late reports from the convention state that "Teddy the Bull" was nominated for piesident of the so called "progressive party" and Gov ernor Johnson of Calilornia for vice president. NARROWLY ESCAPES DROWNING. George Small Rescued From Death by Duren Jack at Sandy Lake. George Small narrowly escaped los ing his life in Sandy lake last Thurs day morning while he, Duren Jack and others were swimming a con siderable distance from shore. Duren heard a cry for help and, looking around, saw George throw up his hands and disappear. Being an expert swimmer it did not take Duren long to reach the spot, and when he arrived George was just coming to the surface. Grabbing him as he came up Duren endeavored to hold His head aboVe water'TArtr-In the attempt- both of them went down. In the meantime Donald Rawn came to the rescue with a rowboat which the bovs had been using to dive from. Donald says that as he looked down into the depthsSandy lake is very deep in placesall he could see was a small white spot. Duren hung onto George with one hand and they came to the surface near the boat, but as George was unconcsious much difficulty was ex perienced in lifting him into the boat, although several other swim mers had by this time arrived at the scene. When in the boat George was rolled to get the water out of him, and it was some time befoie he was lesuscitated. It was at first thought that George was attacked with cramps but this proved to be incorrect. He was o^eicome with faintness and this was responsible for the accident. Had not Duren Jack been near at hand George would doubtless have lost his life. While the accident somewhat marred the pleasures of the day for the Sunday school chil dren of the Congregational church, who were picnicking at the lake, they enjoyed the outing. Proposed New Road. A Greenbush farmer suggests that it would be good policy for the vil lage council of Princeton to lay out a road on the west side of Oak Knoll cemetery and connect with the street running east and west be tween the fair grounds and the cemetery, and thus avoid the worst hill and worst piece of road between the village and the Benton county line. The suggestion is worthy of consideration. I would not be nec essary to discontinue the old road running north of the cemetery, but if the proposed new road was laid out it would be the main traveled road from the village westward. The street committee of the council should give this matter attention. The cost of establishing the proposed new road would be trifling. West Branch Creamery Picnic. The West Branch Creamery com pany will this year hold its annual picnic on the ball grounds at Estes Brook, and next Sunday, August 11, is the date decided upon for the event. Local speakers will address the gathering on dairying and kindred topics and, among the field sports will be two baseball games. Everyone will be welcome. UNITED INJWEDLOCR Pearl Cameron, Formerly of Princeton, is riarried at DetroitEthel Farnham Also Wedded. Herman Kriesel and Martha Maihack and O, J. Anderson and Lilley WhitcombTake Vows* A letter received this week ap prises us of the marriage of Miss Pearl Cameron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cameron, at Detroit, Mich., on July 24. The lucky young man is Frank Couillard, who con ducts a mercantile business at that place, and their residence is 257 La fayette boulevard. Page-Farnham. On Thursday evening, August 1, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Farnham, Brickton, their daughter, Ethel I., was united in marriage to Wright B. Page, a Minneapolis dentist. Lucy M. Stet son was the bridesmaid and Russell M. Farnham the groomsman. Rev. Alexander Patteison, an uncle of the bride, officiated. The bride's gown was of white satin messaline with a tunic of chiffon handsomely trimmed with rare old lace. The house was decorated in maiden hair ferns, sweet peas and asters. Dr. Page is a graduate of the University of Minne sota and a member of Delta Tail Delta and Delta Sigma Delta fra ternities. Kriesel-Maihack. Yesterday afternoon, at the German Lutheran church in Crown, Miss Martha Maihack and Herman Kriesel were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Polster. Misses Emma Kriesel and Lillian Maihack were the brides maids, and Robert Lemke acted as groomsman. A reception followed the ceremony and about a hundred guests were present, among those from Princeton being F. T. Kettel hodt and Mrs. H. Schwartz and daughter, Martha. The young people will reside on a farm owned by the groom in Crown. Anderson-Whitcomb. Gustave J. Anderson and Miss Lilley Whitcomb were married yes terday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Whitcomb, in north Princeton. Rev. C. Larson performed the cere mony and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were Nettie Swanson, Lena E. Dalchow and Archie and Jos. Whitcomb. The bride wore a tan satin dress trimmed with lace and insertion and carried a bouquet of white roses, and the bridesmaids were dressed in white embroidered gowns and cariied pink roses. A wedding supper was siee at the conclusion of the ceremony. After a short bridal tour Mr. and Mrs. Anderson will be at home on Sam Tilley's farm in Greenbush. The County Fair. A force of men, under the super vision of President Bryson, is at work on the fair grounds getting everything into shape for what promises to be the best county fair ever held in northern Minnesota. The rest room in the picnic grounds is fast nearing completion and is a neat and well-arranged little bunga low. The ladies are making extra ordinary efforts to raise the neces sary funds to pay for the erection and equipment of the rest room and they should meet with a hearty response from our citizens. The premium list will be out this week and the list of sports and at tractions will be issued later. An effort will be made to secure one or two good speakers to deliver suitable talks. Nothing is being left undone that would tend'to make the fair attractive, interesting and pleasing to all who may attend. Ample ac commodations will be provided for all exhibitor. A more extended write-up of what has been accom plished will appear in the Union later. A Slow Movement. But one carload of potatoes has been shipped out during the week but there is a slight increase in the quantity of spuds coming to market. The season is at least two weeks later than last year and this is held partially accountable for the slow movement. Then, again, the pre vailing price, 40 cents per bushel, does not seem to appeal to the growers. Bring in Your Rye. We are now prepared to buy your rye and will pay the highest market prices therefor. 33-tfc W. H. Ferrell & Co. FJ&^Npw^-S.* PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1912. CROWN LOSES AGAME I Strong Crown Aggregation is Defeated by Combination of Princeton and Blue Hill Players. Joe Porter's Pitching One of the Big FeaturedCrown Puts Up a Battle That is Stirring. The Crown baseball team came to grief last Sunday at the fair grounds when they met their first defeat of the season at the hands of a picked up team composed of Princteon and Blue Hill players. It was a pitchers' battle between Jos. Porter, who was heaving them over for the Princeton team, and McKenney, who was on the firing line for Crown. Both men pitched big league ball, the local man getting a shade the best of the argument. He let the Crown fence bilsteis down with one lone hit, and the best they could was to get one runner as far round the circuit as third base, where he died a moment later when Porter tightened up and stiuck the next batter out. Besides pitching shut-out ball Porter fielded his position in good shape and aided in the run getting bj slamming out a long to left field. McKenney also pitched a classy article of ball, and the best the Princeton team could do was to get two hits off his evasive slants. One of these hits was a corking three bagger to center field. Kaliher was the man who clouted this one, driving in a runner ahead of him. The strike outs on both sides were numerous and the air at the fair grounds is now so per forated with holes that it is very doubtful if it will be safe to pull off the horse races at the coming county fair. The final score was 6 to 0, and the score was due principally to numerous errors on the part of the Crown in and out fields. Several costly errors were made by the visitors and some fancy long distance throws also aided the Princeton base runners to make the circuit six times. On the other hand the picked-up team played almost erior le&s ball and no matter where the ball went there was someone after it and, with clean fielding and airtight pitching, there was nothing to it, as the score indicates. NOTES. Clarence Hill of Princeton and Charley Walker of Crown umpired and gave entire satisfaction to both sides. Some of those big, fat batting averages that the Crown players have been so industriously collecting all season took rather a sudden slump last Sundaj. Several fielding stunts were pulled off on both sides that brought out a good round of applause from the good-sized ciowd which had as sembled to see the afternoon's sport. Porter had the Crown heavy hitters eating tamely out of his hand throughout the whole nine innings of play, and that one lone some hit was a grievous disappoint ment to the fence busters from Isanti. When the picked-up team appeared on the field some of the spectators thought they had come out to a ragamuffin ball instead of a ball game, for the suits which the pick ups had decorated themselves in were as varied of hue as the rain bow, and ranged all the way from a militia uniform to a football suit. Verily, it was a wonderful collection of clothes and it was well worth the price of admission iust to see the re galia of the home athletes. Ball suits do not make ball players, how ever, as the pick-ups soon demon strated. The Princeton ball team has duly oragnized now and will take on the fast Milaca aggregation at the local fair grounds this coming Sunday. I is the policy of the management to keep the team together and finish the season in as good shape as pos sible, and then make arrangements for putting a strong team in the field at the beginning of the season next year. Princeton has some good ball team material, and with Porter in the box they should be able to give any of the small town teams in this neighborhood a good run for their money. Milaca has been play ing winning ball this season and should give the locals a good close game. Everybody turn out and help the new ball team and see if we can't get Princeton back on the baseball map again. Good Words for Mr. Spooner. Mr. Geo. O. Ristvedt, formerly of Morris and later of Minneapolis but at present a resident of the town of Baldwin, Sherburne county, called at the i on office last Saturday, and had a good word to say for Hon. ,L. C. Spooner, one of the prominent candidates for the republican nom ination for governor. Mr. Ristvedt had been a neighbor of Mr. Spooner for years and knows him well. "Of all the candidates mentioned for governor," Mr. Ristvedt said, I consider Mr. Spooner the ablest and by far the best qualified for the posi tion. He has always taken an active interest in anything and everything that would benefit the farmers, and he is himself the owner of one of the best farms in Stevens county. If Mr. Spooner is successful in his can didacy the farmers of Minnesota will have a man in the governor's office who will work to promote their best interests.'' Goodwin May be a Candidate. The Cambridge Independent-Press intimates that Mr. G. G. Goodwin of that village may be a candidate for the house at the ensuing primary election. Mr. Goodwin was defeated at the primary election two years ago, as a republican candidate for the legislature, by a narrow plurali ty, and for the first time in many years Isanti county had no represen tative in either branch of the legis lature. Isanti is the most populous of the four counties comprising the 45th legislative district, and if Mr. Goodwin should determine to become a candidate this year it is safe to as sume that Isanti will have a rep resentative in the next legisla ture. L. S. LIBBY DEAD. Passes Away at Hospital After Illness of Many Months. Following an illness extending over a year and a half, L. S. Libby passed away at the Northwestern hospital yesterday at 12:30 p. m. Mr. Libby's ailmentcancer of the bowelswas of such a nature that there was no possibility of effecting a cure, but Dr. Cooney succeeded in alleviating his sufferings during the period of his illness. On Tuesday Mrs. Libby summoned Dr. Cooney, who took her husband to the Northwestern hos pital in his automobile. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow from the residence of J. C. Borden. Rev. Fisher will con duct the services. Llewellin S. Libby was born at Vassalboro, Maine, on June 16, 1850, and was consequently 62 years of age. In 1858 he came to Princeton with his parents, brothers and sister. He had always made Princeton his home. On November 4, 1872, he was united in marriage to Etta M. Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Smith, but no children were born of the union. Besides his wife, he leaves three brothersWalter Libby of Moosejaw, Canada Frank of Bald win township: and Fred of Green bush. Mr. Libby was a public-spirited man, honest in all his dealings with his fellow men, and a good citizen. He was a member of the Princeton village council two terms and of the Mille Lacs board of county commis sioners 12 ears. During the time he held these offices he was always alive to the best interests of his con stituents, and the county owes him a debt of gratitude for his instru mentality in bringing about many improvements. In the death of "Lew" Libby, as he was familiarly known, the village of Princeton and county of Mille Lacs loses a truly progressive man. Kunze Not a Demagogue. Hon. W. F. Kunze of Minneapolis, one of the representatives from the thirty-ninth district in the last legislature, was in town Tuesday evening and left for Zimmerman early Wednesday morning. Mr. Kunze is in the heating and venti lating business and had been to Spencer Brook, where his company is to install a plant in the Prescott school house. He was a useful and hard-working member of the last legislature and, unlike some of his Hennepin county colleagues, was free from the taint of demagogism and took an active interest in all matters pertaining to schools and education. ,r Board May Purchase Material. While nothing definite was agreed upon at the committee meet ing of the board of county commis sioners with reference to bids for building bridges, one thing was settlednone of the bids will be ac cepted. The commissioners may de termine to purchase the material and build the bridges by day labor. I is estimated that a saving of from 25 to 40 per cent can be effected by so doing. VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 33 REV. J. WILLENBRINK New Pastor of St. Edward's Catholic Church Honored by flembers of His Congregation. Informal Reception, With Program, Oiven at Brands' Opera House on Tuesday Evening. On Tuesday evening at Brands' opera house, an informal reception was given by the Catholics of the parish of St. Edward's to Rev. Father Willenbrink, who succeeded the late Father Levings. The ad dress of welcome was delivered by J. J. Skahen, who introduced Father Willenbrink in words which were well chosen and appreciated by the parishioners whom he represented. Rev. Willenbrink replied in a feeling manner and thanked his congrega tion for the honor conferred upon him, at the same time pledging him self to put forth every effort to make his incumbency a success. He is an able speaker and a gentleman who has created, during his short resi dence in Princeton, a most favorable impression among people of all de nominations. A musical and literary program had been formulated by the ladies of St. Edward's Altar society for the occasion and the following numbers were rendered, each participant re sponding to an encore: Vocal solos, Misses Bertha and Grace Dugan vocal duet, the Misses Blocker cornet solo, S. P. Skahen recitations, Kathrvn Kali her, Grace Bernnan and Rosie Hum mel pickaninny drill, 10 little girls with blackened faces who carried dolls and rendered a pretty lullaby song. Every number was excellently rendered. At the conclusion of the program the parishioners formed in line and each in turn shook hands with their new spiritual adviser. Following this ice cream and cake were served by the ladies of the Altar society in the room adjoining the opera house. Why Not Get It? A representative of the Minnesota Sugar company recently visited Milaca and, according to the Times, intimated that the company would build two more factories this year and. that one of them would be lo cated in northeastern Minnesota. The representative in question was fa\ orably impressed with Milaca, it being a junction point and situated on the Rum river. If there is any chance of securing a beet sugar fac tory at Milaca the business men and citizens generally of that place should make an effort to obtain it. A sugar factory would not only be of benefit to Milaca but to the sur rounding country as well. The more manufacturing plants we get in Mille Lacs county the better, and it mat ters little in what part of the county they are located. SCHOOL BOARD ORGANIZES. Benj. Soule Elected President and Sec. and Treas. Succeed Themselves. On Saturday the members of the school board of independent district No. 1Princetonmet and elected Benj. Soule president, J. J. Skahen secretary, and E. L. McMillan treasurer. The two last-named gentlemen succeed themselves. The following standing committees were appointed: TeachersMcMillan and Skahen repairs and improvementsNewton and Hummel purchaseSoule and Small. In addition Superintendent Marshall is an ex-officio member of the board and his duty is to act with all committees and with the directors. The tax levy was fixed at $8,000, which is $2,000 less than that of last year. Provision was made for the taking of the school census as required by law, and Herbert Fisher was selected to do the work. All children be tween the.ages of 6 and 16 years in the district will be enumerated and for this purpose Mr. Fisher will visit every home. The interior of the high school building^ has been kalsomined and placed in thorough repair for the commencement of the term. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. A surgical operation was performed on Mrs. Theodore BongaEfc of Ogilvie on Friday morning and on Mrs. Ed Kaliher of Wahkon on Monday. Herb Anderson, who was at the hospital for medical treatment, is convalescent. ,4 hMiM^k