R. C. DUNK, Publisher. Terms 1.00 Per Tear.
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
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
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
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
Immediately south of the floral and
agiicultural hall is the fine arts
building, a 24x24 feet structure.
Here will be displa}red
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
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
Immediately north of the grand
stand is the poultry building, 16x60
feet, which will afford ample space
for the advantageous display of all
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
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
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
Sixth GradeElla Stevens.
Fifth GradeJennie Whitney.
Fourth GradeFrancis Pollard.
Whittier SchoolPrincipal, Mary
S. Huse Flossie B. Davis, Buth
Hayden kindergarten, Lydia Tomp
Brickton SchoolBertha Peterson,
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
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.
This ticket will admit one lady if 5
accompanied by one 35c paid re
served seat ticket to Mysterious 5
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
The report of the county board of
audit was submitted, approved and
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.
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
'Uis Generous of school district
iked to be set off to district 4,
of Princeton. The petition
& 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
The board adjourned on Tuesday
evening until today, when bids for
the steel work on three of the state
bridges will be considered.
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Begister of DeedsFrank Gould
ing, A. G. Osterberg, republicans.
County TreasurerOtto Henschel,
Clerk of District CourtEobert
H. King. Ernest P. Moeger, republi
Judge of ProbateWilliam V. San
SheriffHarry Shockley, republi
can G. H. Pennison, public owner
County AttorneyJos. A. Boss,
E. L. McMillan, Olin C. Myron, re
publicans Chas. A. Dickey, demo
crat Bolleff Vaaler, public owner
County Superintendent of Schools
Guy Ewing, nonpartisan.
County SurveyorJR. s. Chapman,
County CommissionersFirst dis
trict: F. C. Cater, democrat An
drew Bryson, George Schmidt, re
publicans M. A. Carlson, public
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ownership. Third district: John
Dalchow, democrat: Carl E. Eckdall,
republican. Fifth district: O. S.
Swennes, Jas. F. Warren, republi
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
GIRLS OF THE SIXTIES.
They Honor Mrs. Griffith Upon Her
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
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
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
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
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
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