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GOVEMORK COMING Gov. Eberhart Will Deliver Address at Fair Grounds Sept. 12Hon. L. C. SpoonerSept. 14. Everything in Readiness for Holding Best County Fair Ever Held in Northern flinnesota. Princeton people are justly proud of their fair grounds. A force of men and teams, under the careful supervision of the indefatigable pres ident of the association, Mr. An drew Bryson, has Deen at work for weeks administering the finishing touches to the grounds and buildings, and everything is in ship shape for the holding of the best fair in the historj of the association. The buildings have all been freshly white washed and painted, the grass has been mown close, not only on the grounds but on the approaches as well, and there is not a pound of litter to be found anywhere. Every little detail has been painstakingly attended to nothing has been left undone that would tend to make it pleasant and convenient for the ex hibitors and spectators. If the weather is fa"\ orable the 21st annual fair of the Mille Lacs County Agri cultuial society is bound to be a rec ord-bieaker. A \eai ago last summer, when the society was reorganized, there was nothing but a few dilapidated old sheds and a rickety grand stand on rented grcounds. Today the society owns its grounds, and permanent buildings at a cost of $10,000 have been erected. No county in the state has better grounds and buildings than the Mille Lacs County Agricul tural societythat is the unbiased opinion of people who have traveled all over the state. The society owes a little on the grounds, but the in debtedness will be taken care of and, inside of two 3 ears, with any sort 01 good luck, the society will be free of debt: in the meantime the work of improving and beautifying the grounds and buildings will go stead ily forward. One of the next big improvements contemplated is the pioviding of a system of water-works. There is no scaicity of water on the grounds at present, for there aie five splendid wells which furnish an abun dant supph of fresh, pure water, but a system of water works would be a great convenience and would afford greater protection against fire. The main entrance to the grounds is appioached b\ a wide streetfive rods wide. On the right of the en trance is located a neat ticket office. A spacious kitchen and dining hall is located to the right about 100 feet from the entrance. In a direct line with the entrance, and close by the lace track, the beautiful and imposing Floral and Aigicultural hall looms up. This building was erected at a cost of $2.- 000. It is in the shape of a Greek cross and its dimensions are 06x68 feet with 10 feet walls. A handsome cupola with flag staff in the center surmounts the structure. The floors are of concrete. In the center of the flooi is a pyramid lor floral displays alongside the walls are terraced shelving for the display of products of the farm and garden: in the cen ter of the aisles are terraced tables one of these tables is divided off in compartments that will hold 26 bush els of potatoes. This building is roomy, airy and well lighted and has four broad entrances. It is also pro vided with electric lights. There is no neater or better arranged build ing on the state fair grounds than the floral and agricultural hall of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural soci ety Immediately south of the floral and agiicultural hall is the fine arts building, a 24x24 feet structure. Here will be displa}red pictures, paintings, embroidery, etc. In the southeastern corner, midst a grove of oak trees, is located the picnic giounds, in the center of which is the ladies' rest room. This has just been completed and in its fresh coat of white paint presents a handsome appearance. It is 24x24 feet and is screened to prevent the ingress of flies. In one corner there is a sink. Should the weather prove cool it will be heated with oil stoves. The building was erected by the pub lic-spirited ladies of Princeton, and they will see to it that it is furnished with every convenience that will render it a haven of rest for tired mothers and children. The list of subscribers to this building will be published in the next issue of the Union. Between the agricultural hall and the grand stand a neat little build ing has been erected which will be used for an office, telephone booth and an electrical display. The elec trical display room is located ,in the north end, the telephone booth in the southeast corner and the secre tary's office in the southwest corner. The grand stand was erected last year and has been previously de scribed in these columns. It is capa ble of seating 1,600 people and from every seat an unobstructed view of the race track and base ball grounds can be had. I is strongly built and is absolutely safe. Underneath the grand stand on the south end is located the Dairy, Honey and Sugar exhibition room, 16x32 feet, amply provided with tables and shelving. One feature of this room is a permanent refrigera tor of ample dimensions. Then comes the school exhibit hall which is 16x56 feet. The north end, 16x32 feet, will be devoted to township ex hibits. All these halls are well lighted and well provided with tables and shelving. The sloping roof ot corrugated iron prevents anj dust from sifting through from the grand stand. Immediately north of the grand stand is the poultry building, 16x60 feet, which will afford ample space for the advantageous display of all poultry exhibits. The splendid new horse barn erect ed this year will care for 65 head of horses. The building is 40x120 feet with 8 feet alley through the center. Theie are double and single stalls. One set ot stalls is fitted up especi ally for stallions with chains across the rear of the stalls. A strong wire netting in^front of the horses' heads will afford ample protection to spec tators. This barn could not be im proved upon in its arrangement. The cattle barn, across from the horse barn, is 32x100 feet with 8 feet alley through the center, and will accommodate, without ciowding, 70 head of cattle. Banged alongside the north fence are the sheep, hogs and goat sheds, 24 different compartments, each capa ble of caring for four head of stock. Some of these compartments will be used to house cattle, if the cattle barn is crowded. It is expected that there will be some especially fine displays of cattle this year. Henry Webster's herd of prize Jersey cattle will be one of the main attractions in this line. The judges' stand and band stand are directly across the race track from the giand stand and have been fixed up in fine shape this year. In a hollow in the center of the race track is a racing stable with six box stalls, airy, warm and comfort able. Neatly painted signs adorn all the buildings. At a glance one can tell what use every building is devoted to without stopping to inquire. Mr. E. L. Clement, the photographer, painted and lettered each one of the sign boards gratuitously. By the way, Mr. Clement, will have a stand on the grounds and will be prepared to make pictures of displays, horses and cattle on short notice. On Thursday, September 12, at 2:30 p. m., Governor Eberhart will de liver a short address. The governor is a pleasing speaker. He comes here at a great inconvenience to himself, as he speaks at the Bush City fair on the forenoon of the same day. He will be brought from Bush City to Princeton in an automobile. It is expected that there will be an im mense crowd to hear the governor. On Saturday at 2 p. m. Hon. L. C. Spooner of Morris will deliver a short talk. Mr. Spooner is an able and in teresting speaker. The list of sports and attractions will appear in full in the next issue of the Union. Bemember the dates: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 11, 12, 13 and 14. Veterinary Demonstrations at Fair. Ira G. Stanley, secretary of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural soci ety, has succeeded in securing the services of a veterinarian from the state department of agriculture for Thursday, September 12, to give two demonstrations at the county fair. One of these will be a demonstration on tuberculosis in cows and the other on hog cholera serum. The veteri narian's demonstrations will be ac companied by a talk to the farmers, in which he will explain tuberculosis and hog cholera in all its phases and give such advice as is necessary for the pretention of these diseases. The demonstrations should, and doubtless will, prove of much value to farmers, for they will obtain much useful knowledge therefrom which they can put into practice. LIST OF TEACHERS Names of Instructors Who Will Teach in Schools of Independent Dls- tric No. 1 for 1913-13. Schools Open on Monday and Parents Are Asked to Send Their Chil- dren on the First Day. The public schools of Independent district No. 1 will open next Mon day, September 2, for the 1912-1913 termsfall, winter and springwith the following instructors: SuperintendentJ. C. Marshall. PrincipalMrs. M. M. Stroeter. High SchoolElsie Hull, Delia Yancy, Cecile Owens. Normal DepartmentIda Koch. Eighth GradeAnna Benda, Mar garet I. King. Seventh GradeOpha Waters, Clara E. Foley. Sixth GradeElla Stevens. Fifth GradeJennie Whitney. Fourth GradeFrancis Pollard. Whittier SchoolPrincipal, Mary S. Huse Flossie B. Davis, Buth Hayden kindergarten, Lydia Tomp kins. Brickton SchoolBertha Peterson, Stella Bobinson. Miss Anna Benda has been selected to fill the vacancy in the Eighth grade caused by the resignation of Miss Buth Lundsten, who goes to St. Peter to teach. Miss Benda taught in Princeton about three years ago. Miss Clara Foley of St. Paul has been selected to fill the position in the Seventh grade caused by the res ignation of Miss Sophia Stenseth, who was elected last spring to suc ceed Miss Andrews. According to a regulation passed by the school board last year tuition must be paid in advance, by the term. This year the same regulation will be enforced. The tuition in all grades below the high school is five dollars for the fall term of four months. Parents who are nonresi dents, having children to attend, should bear this in mind as no non resident will be enrolled until tui tion has been paid. The tuition in this district is less than in many and in fact less than the actual cost to the taxpayers of the district. Tuition is payable to the superinten dent and the money should be brought to the high school office. According to the compulsory edu cation law all children between the ages of 8 and 16 are required to at tend school during the entire time school is in session. Parents are ex pected to assist in enforcing this law. Application for written per mits to keep children out of school should be made either to the super intendent or to the clerk, J. J. Skahen, and in no case should they be kept from school before securing these written permits. As every teacher knows, it is very important that pupils should enter at the beginning of the term, like wise they ought to be regular in at tendance. No Jail Can Hold Smith. Smith will be at the opera house with his company on Aug. 30 and 31 at Princeton, two nights. The company this season is carrying a new and elaborate set of scenery, as well as new comedians, singers, sou bretts, musicians, dancers, contor tionists and novelty acts. Smith defies authorities of the U. S. A. to hold him with handcuffs, ropes, chain mailbags, straightjack ets, packing boxes, laundry baskets, vaults and safes. He has the world guessing how he gets away from these things and anyone is welcome to be on the stage while he is work ing. This is a guaranteed attraction and must give satisfaction or money refunded. Ask anyone who has seen Smith what they think of him. Complimentary Ticket This ticket will admit one lady if 5 accompanied by one 35c paid re served seat ticket to Mysterious 5 Smith Company. Cut out the above. It's worth 35 cents at the opera house Friday and Saturday evenings, August 30 and 31. Prices 15c, 25c and 35c. Reserve seats at the usual place. County Commissioners Meet. The Mille Lacs board of county commissioners met in adjourned ses sion on Tuesday and disposed of the following business: The report of the county board of audit was submitted, approved and ordered filed. Petition of F. C. Tipp and others for the formation of a new school district in the town of Hayland was heard and granted. The district will PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1912. ^JH-S^ be known as No. 41, and September 14 Was set as the date for organiza tion and election of officers at the residence of August Halin. September 7 was set as the time for the voters of school district No. 40, in the town of Onamia, to meet, orgfhize and elect officers. petition from Anna Crozier to off from school district 14, [holm, to district 25, Hayland, granted. Petition of Jas. H. n, asking to be set off from 1 district 7, Sherburne county, listrict 1, Mille Lacs county, was ited. 'Uis Generous of school district iked to be set off to district 4, of Princeton. The petition granted. & E. Potts, representing the Com meieial club of Wahkon, presented a pftition praying for the incorpora tion of the townsites of Wahkon, Laurence and Pottstown, to be knopn as Wahkon village. The board designated September 28 as thefday for a special election to vote upcai the proposed incorporation, and appointed T. E. Potts, G. G. Zick ricif and J. L. Bezanson as judges of ifbch election. jfssurvey plats of sections 8 and 2, Milaca township, were submitted by Surveyor S. L. Kennedy and ap proved. The board adjourned on Tuesday evening until today, when bids for the steel work on three of the state bridges will be considered. I FIRST COMMUNION. Thirty-Two Children Partake of Sacra ment at Catholic Church. St. Edward's church was too small last Sunday morning to accom modate the large crowd that had come from far and nearmany com ing 10 and 14 milesto witness the solemn celebration of first holy com munion of children and to share the joy of these little ones upon whom heaven poured its richest gift. The sacred edifice, decked out in flowers and evergreens, presented a scene of joy and welcome to the 32 happy children who had for weeks diligent ly prepared themselves to approach worthily the table of the Lord. The services began with the pro cession of the children from the paiish house, through the crowded church, into the sanctuarj, led by four white-robed little children, Ernest Payette and Clarence Jesmer for the boys and Eileen Kaliher and Buth Pennison for the girls, repre senting the guaidian angel of each one, and all carrying candles. They were followed by the pastor, Father Willenbrink, and the mass servers, into the sanctuary, where solemn profesion of faith was made, they consecrating their lives to their Lord and Savior. Then followed high mass with a sermon, preached from the text of St. John V1-59: "This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as vour fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eateth this bread shall live forever." At holy communion the first communi cants were led two by two, by their guardian angels to the foot of the altar, where they reverently partook ot the heavenly manna and then re turned to their seats. During this period the choir rendered some very appropriate hymns. In the afternoon at 2:30 there was rosary devotion, litany, sermon on the scapular sodality and enrollment into the same, followed by benedic tion with the blessed sacrament. The following received solemn com munion John Dugan, Clem Leifert, Oliver Burke, John Zebarth, Ed Gannon, Jos. Fetch, Charles Barnum, John Kuhn, Francis Quinlan, Ed Dejarlais, Louis Bergeron', Lawrence Daml, Ferd Fetch, Lloyd Grow, John Dev lin, Balph Grow, George Pennison, Margaret Armitage, Ernesta Jes mer, Elenore Kaliher, Matilda Leif ert, Irene Dejarlais, Frances Blocker, Mary Diedrich, Mary Kuhn, Theresa Skrentny, Gwendolin Kalkman, Irene Belair, Elizabeth Diedrich, Blanche Burke, Irene Fitzgibbons, Bella Dejarlais. On Monday morning mass was cele brated at 8:30, during which 24 small children went to private communion. First holy communion is one of the most solemn feasts in the Catholic church and a most memorable event in the life of a Catholic. Entertained at Spectacle Lake. Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Petterson en tertained the members of the An niversary club at their beautiful summer home, Spectacle lake, last evening, and a delightful entertain ment it proved to be. Card playing and dancing were among the amuse ments and an excellent supper was served. The guests were conveyed to and from the lake in automobiles. LAKE CLAIMS A LIFE Andrew Young of Oxlip Loses Life in Blue Lake, Isanti County, on Sunday While Bathing. flany People on Shore See Him Dis- appear and Attempt to Res- cue Him Proves Futile. A sad accident occurred at Blue lake, about 11 miles southeast of Princeton in Isanti county, Sunday afternoon whereby a young, unmar ried man, Andrew Young of Oxlip, lost his life by drowning. A party of farmers and their families from the vicinity of Oxlip were picnicking at Bartz' point on the lake and were having a pleasant time. The young people especially were enjoying themselves. About 3 p. m. it seems that Young entered a boat and rowed out upon the lake some 300 yards, where he disrobed and dived into the water from the skiff. Many people were gathered upon the shore at the time and saw Young take the header. They anx iously watched for his appearance upon the surface, thinking he would return to the boat, but when he came up he called for help and im mediately sank again. A man put off in a skiff to the rescue, but when he reached the spot where Young had gone down it was too late to be of any assistance. The young man was a good swimmer and he must have been seized with cramps. The lake was about 30 feet deep where he disappeared. Bight around the point, about 400 yards distant, a party of Princeton people were encamped and among them were two excellent swimmers, but they knew nothing of the fatal ity until several hours later. A large number of people from Oxlip and in the vicinity of the lake searched for the body Monday, Tues day and Wednesday forenoon but without success. Deceased was a stone mason by trade and had made his home with Erick Staines. He had worked around Oxlip and Isanti for the past three years. He was about 30 years of age, of a sociable disposition and was well liked by his acquaintances, all of whom regret his untimely death. Val Sausser's Annual Corn Roast. On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Val Saus ser im ited about 40 of their friends to participate in a corn roast at their home, and a wagonload of cobs which Val hauled away next day testified to the vast quantity of ears consumed. In addition to the roast ing ears there were all sorts of other palatable things provided for the occasion, including a spring chicken apiece, pumpkin pies, jellies and jams. So great was the demand on the chicken coop that only three of this season's birds remained when Val had finished the slaughter. Val Sausser's corn roasts are at all times enjoyable occasionsthe feast usually commences at noon and lasts far into the night. The harvest moon added to the pleasure of the event on Sunday nightthat is, for the old folks. The young people, of course, congregated in twos in shad owy places and told stories to one another. Next spring Mr. Sausser expects to set apart at least 100 spring chickens for his feasthe says it does him good to see his guests appease their appetites. These Have Filed. Following is a list of those who have filed for county offices and also those who have filed for representa tives in the Forty-fifth district: County AuditorW. C. Doane, re publican. Begister of DeedsFrank Gould ing, A. G. Osterberg, republicans. County TreasurerOtto Henschel, republican. Clerk of District CourtEobert H. King. Ernest P. Moeger, republi cans. Judge of ProbateWilliam V. San ford, non-partisan. SheriffHarry Shockley, republi can G. H. Pennison, public owner ship. County AttorneyJos. A. Boss, E. L. McMillan, Olin C. Myron, re publicans Chas. A. Dickey, demo crat Bolleff Vaaler, public owner ship. County Superintendent of Schools Guy Ewing, nonpartisan. County SurveyorJR. s. Chapman, republican. County CommissionersFirst dis trict: F. C. Cater, democrat An drew Bryson, George Schmidt, re publicans M. A. Carlson, public MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOQIETY,'^ VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 36 ownership. Third district: John Dalchow, democrat: Carl E. Eckdall, republican. Fifth district: O. S. Swennes, Jas. F. Warren, republi cans. Kepresentatives-T. H. Horton, North Branch (class 1) I. Walker, Spencer Brook (class 1)* Andrew Davis, Elk River (class 2) R. C. Dunn, Princeton (class 3) re publicans. Rufus P. Morton, Prince ton (class 1) Victor E. Anderson, Athens (class 2) prohibitionists. Henry Marpe, Princeton public own ership. GIRLS OF THE SIXTIES. They Honor Mrs. Griffith Upon Her Birthday Anniversary. The home of Mrs. Emma Griffith was the mecca toward which the "Girls of the '60's" turned their faces on Friday last, the occasion being a birthday celebration in honor of the hostess. Two or three of the members were obliged to absent themselves, but the rest were out in force and enjoyed their usual pleas ant festivities. Among the enter taining features of the gathering was an exploration of the grounds which Mrs.Griffith has rendered very attractive with a profusion of flowers and vines intermingled with pretty shrubbery and fruit trees. As the water lily is the "birth flower' for the month, this emblem was used upon the place cards in cut-out, hand-painted designs, and gave rise, also, to the color-scheme, yellow and white. A tiny bouquet consisting of a yellow pansy and white sweet peas, tied with yellow ribbon, was laid by each plate, and these colors appeared, too, in the bonbon dishes, in the napkins deco rated with "golden corn," in the orange shells in which the delicious fruit salad was served, and even in the cakes which were of the "sun shine" and "angels' food" varieties. Yellow candles in dainty,- white holders adorned the table, and these were lighted during the repast, the effect of the soft light upon the prettily decorated table being most charming. The hostess received an Eastern Star pin as a memento of the occa sion, and was presented, also, with a' little locket decorated with a water lily and containing some original lines commemorating her birthday, the observance of which will pass in to the annals of the society as one of its happiest events. E. L. McMillan for County Attorney. Late yesterday afternoon Mr. E. L. McMillan filed for the republican nomination for county attorney. Mr. McMillan had no intention of filing until Mr. J. A. Ross, the pres ent incumbent, informed him that he would not be a candidate for re election. With all due deference to the other gentlemen who seek the office, we believe that Mr. McMillan will be nominated and elected by a stunning majority, and that he will make the most efficient countv at torney Mille Lacs county has ever had. Mr. McMillan ranks high in his profession and is a thoroughly honest and conscientious gentleman at all times and in all places. Mille Lacs county will indeed be fortunate if it secures the services of Mr. Mc Millan. I. F. Walker a Candidate. Mr. I. F. Walker of Spencer Brook filed in class No. 1 on Saturday for the republican nomination to the house in the 45th district. Thomas H. Horton of North Branch has filed in the same class, hence he and Mr. Walker will be rival candidates for the nomination. Only one of them can be nominated. If both are vot ed for the vote does not count. Only one candidate can be voted for in each class. Mr. Walker has been a resident of Isanti county for almost half a cen tury. He is one of the most success ful farmers in the county and is well and favorably known all over the district. He will be especially strong in western Isanti, eastern Sherburne and in the south end of Mille Lacs county. Miss Myrtle Elizabeth Burgan Married. At the residence of the bride's parents, 1225 Fifth street S. E., Minneapolis, last evening at 8 o'clock, Mr. Willis C. Dickinson and Miss Myrtle Elizabeth Burgan were united in marriage. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac E. Burgan, and is a sunny-dispositioned and accomplished young lady. The couple will be "at home" after Oc tober 1, at 306 Cleveland street N. E., Minneapolis. The bride resided in Princeton for a number of years and her numerous friends here wish her and her husband a long life of unal loyed bliss. i-