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ft. C. DUNK, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
It is as Easy to Vote Under the New
Primary Law as it Was Un-
der the Old Law.
System is Complicated for the Clerks
and the Returning Officers but
Not for the Voters.
Many voters are under the impres
sion that voting at the ensuing prim
ary election will be fearfully compli
cated. Nothing of the sort. The
second choice feature of the ballot
need not trouble any one. There is
a column in which the voter can re
cord his second choice by placing an
mark opposite the name of the
man who is his second choice for the
office. For instance: There are six
candidates for the republican nomi
nation for governorEberhart, Lee,
Spooner, Young, Gordon and Falk.
The voter wishes to vote for Eber
hart, but if Eberhart should not be
nominated he would like to see Lee
win. Then the voter simply puts an
mark opposite Eberhart's name
under the caption of "First Choice
Vote for One" in the first column,
and an mark opposite the name of
Lee in the second column under the
heading of "Second ChoiceVote for
One. By so doing he exercises the
right of first and second choice.
That is all there is to it. Just make
an extra mark.
If the voter does not care to exer
cise the right of second choice, he
need not there is no compulsion
about it.
Where there are only two candi
dates there can be no second choice,
for the voter must vote for one of
the two candiadtes. The second
choice only applies where there are
three or more candidates for the
same office. Hence, we repeat, there
is nothing in the second choice feat
ure that need alarm or mislead any
Of course, the second choice
feature may, and undoubtedly will,
entail considerable extra work on
the clerks and judges of election and
on the returning boards, but that
does not concern the voter. All that
is required of the voter is that he
mark his ballot properly and the
clerks and returning officers will do
the rest.
There is one other feature of the
primary election ballot that is new
and to which we wish to call the at
tention of the voter, and that is the
class provision. Under the new
primary election law, where two or
more candidates are elected at large,
the candidates' names appear in
classes: and the voter must remem
ber that he can vote for only one
candidate in each class. If he votes
for two candidates in the same class
his vote does not count for either
candidate. Take the 45th senatorial
district, for instance: There are
three members of the legislature to
be elected on the republican ballot
there are four candidatesThomas
H. Horton and Isaac F. Walker are
candidates in class No. 1 Andrew
Davis in class No. 2 andE. C. Dunn
in class No. 3. The voter has the
right to vote for three candidates,
but he cannot vote for both Horton
and Walker. A vote cast for Horton
and Walker will not count for either
to have his vote count the voter
must vote for either Horton or
Walker. Davis and Dunn have no
opposition in their classesclass No.
2 and class No. 3. Hence if the
voter desires to vote for three candi
dates,and he has a right to vote
for threehe must vote for either
Horton or Walker and for Davis and
Dunn. If the voter should put an
mark opposite the names of Hor
ton, Walker, Davis and Dunn his vote
would count for Davis and Dunn but
not for Horton or Walker. By voting
for Horton and Walker, they both
being in class No. 1, the voter nulli
ties his vote as far as Horton and
Walker are concerned, for he can
vote for only one candidate in each
We hope we have made it clear to
the reader.
To recapitulate: Mark your ballot
as you always have marked it if you
have a second choice, that is, if A
is the man you want nominated but
if you can't get him you would like
to have nominated, then place an
mark opposite A's name and also
place an mark opposite B's name
in the sceond column. That is all
there is to it. And, remember, vote
for only one candidate in a class.
There are classes for the legislative
ticket on the republican ballot and
for the associate justices of the
preme court on the
may ask forrepublican, democratic,
prohibition, public ownership or
socialist-labor partyhe is also en- then their teams must exert every
titled to vote a non-partisan ballot,
and it is the duty of the judges of
election to hand a non-partisan ballot
to eatch voter.
We repeat, the new primary law
need cause the voter no uneasiness
it is just as simple as the old law.
But it is expensive to the taxpayers
and complicated for the clerks and
judges of election and the returning
An Appeal for Western Isanti.
An appeal to the voters of Isanti
county, signed by numerous residents *bWIy'
of Wyanett Spencer Brook and Stan- T^
ford, in behalf of Mr. I. F. Walker 1
for representative, will appear in all
the newspapers of that county this
week, and the Union has also been
requested to publish the same which
is as follows:
Since 1884 western Isanti county
has not had a representative in the
legislature. During those 28 years
the east end of the county has been
continuously represented in either
the house or senate: Hon. H. F.
Barker of Cambridge, house in 1887
Hon. Daniel Anderson of Cambridge,
house in 1889 Hon. G. Wahlund of
North Branch, house in 1891 and in
1893 Hon. John Sederberg of Isanti,
house in 1895 and 1897 Hon. H. F.
Barker of Cambridge, senate in 1899,
1901, 1903 and 1905: Hon. T. H. Hor
ton of North Branch, house in 1907
and 1909.
At the primary election in 1910 a
Cambridge man was a candidate for
senator, and another Cambridge man
was a candidate for' the house, but
both were defeated.
This year western Isanti has a
candidate for the legislature for the
first time in 28 years, I. F. Walker
of Spencer Brook. His opponent is
Hon. T. H. Horton, who has already
served two terms in the legislature.
North Branch -has had virtually four
members in the past 20 years.
We have not a word to say against
Mr. Horton. But Mr. Walker is a
representative farmer and, to say the
least, in point of ability is the equal
of Mr. Horton.
We think, in all fairness, western
Isanti county is entitled to the
representative this year, especially so
when we have such an excellent can
didate as Mr. I. F. Walker.
Wint Barnum, C. W. Morton, J.
D. Bengtson, Fred Moody, Chas.
Babb, James McKenzie, O. W. Blom
quist, C. G. Thompson, A. A. Babb,
G. L. Wilson, E. B. Erickson, Wm.
Hass, Clark Severance, J. E. Chap
man, A. Johnson.
The Value of Good Roads.
Road conditions in the vicinity of
Anoka are no better than in the vi
cinity of Princeton according to the
Anoka Herald. That paper says:
"Farmers claimed that the road
conditions about Anoka were such
that they could take a few cents les
a bushel in other towns and make
money every trip by the bigger loads
which they could haul.
There is scarcely a road leading
into the city of Anoka today which
is really passable for a team moder
ately loaded with potatoes!
We need the potato business
here and must go after it retaining
what we already have by improving
the highways leading into the city.
Double the quantity
of farm produce may readily be mar
keted in Anoka if the roads are
made passable and buyers are on
hand to take the produce when it
It is a notorious fact that. the
_ worst roads are to be found within
non-partisan or near to the limits of villages and
cities. Out in the country, in many
JSO matter what ballot the voter localities, farmers have fairly good Elevator
roads to travel, but when they get
within sight of their market town
muscle to haul loads over execrable
roads. This is a condition of affairs
that should be remedied, in the vi
cinity of Princeton at any rate. Let
us make the. approaches to the village
passable for loaded teams no matter
what the cost.
Will Make No Personal Canvass.
Mr. Elvero L. McMillan has not
and will not make a personal canvass
of the voters of Mille Lacs county in
his candidacy for the office of county
attorney. has his
Village Council.
The village council met on Tues
day evening in regular monthly ses
sion and disposed of the following
The village scales were disposed of
to Jim Hartman foi the sum of
$162.50, that being the highest bid
It was decided to hire men by the
day to put down the new planking
on the East and West Branch bridges
and to begin work next Monday.
A petition was presented asking
that two electric lights be placed
on the Coates' road, but the council,
having no wires strung in that local
ity, decided to lay the matter on the
The auditing of a number of bills
concluded the work of the session.
The Right Kind of a Judge.
Clerk of Court FlygareThe ditch
business has increased Judge Quinn's
work at least one third. The judge
has taken a deep personal interest in
all matters pertaining to ditching
and has become an expert in the
business. It is not an unusual thing
for him to drive to remote parts of
the county to personally inspect the
work and he has become a perfect
terror to contractors. If things are
not going to suit nim he orders the
work all done_qyer, regardless of the
fact thatTit may*"e1nfaii an expense
amounting to hundreds of dollars.
Fairmont Sentinel.
Attractions at Opera House.
Commencing this evening, Thurs
day, September 12, and continuing
three nights, Myrtle Vinton and her
company of 12 people will appear at
Brands' opera house in feature
vauderville specialties with an entire
change of program at each appear
ance. Miss Vinton carries her own
symphony orchestra composed of
musicians of ability. A dance will
be given each evening after the
show. People's popular prices25,
35 and 50 cents.
Smith's Meat Market Prices.
The following prices now prevail
A. C. Smith's meat market: Lard,
11 cents beef roast, 12^ cents beef
steak, 15 cents veal stew, 7 cents
beef ribs, 7 cents. Other meat
tuning on his part. He says: "The
voters, more especially the farmer
voters, are too busy at this season of
the year to be annoyed by candidates
for office. Besides it is distasteful
to me to make a personal canvass
and importune voters for their sup
port. The voters of the county are
perfectly competent to choose a can
didate for county attorney without
urging or soliciting by any one, and
I am willing to leave my candidacy
in their hands. If nominated and
elected I shall endeavor to discharge
the duties of the office of county at
torney to the best of my ability
Lewis Robideau's Barn Burns.
Last Thursday morning a barn on
the farm of Lewis ftobideau, in
Greenbush, burned to the ground
and its contents were also consumed.
Mr. Robideau had made a smudge to
keep mosquitoes from the cattle, but
before he went to breakfast, as he
thought, he put the fire out. How
ever, when he came from the house
after his morning meal he discovered
the barn to be in flamessparks from
the smudge had evidently ignited it.
He, his son, Harvey, and neighbors
endeavored to extinguish the fire,
but were unable to do so. Seven
stacks of grain stood within 25 feet
of the barn but these were saved
from destruction. The barn, upon
which a small insurance was carried,
was valued in $750 the contents of
the building, harness, farm tools,
etc., were uninsured.
at in
Farmers, Take Notice.
I have made the necessary arrange
ments to handle all the rye you1
bring in and will continue to p4y the
market price. P. J. Wikeen,
Manager St. Anthony & Dakota
Twenty-First Annual Fair Promises to
Outclass Any Exposition of
I Like Nature Held Here.
iqvernor Eberhart, Congressman Mil-
Ier and Hon. L. C. Spooner
Will Address Gathering.
A cursory observation of the exhib
which have been placed in posi
at the fair grounds and the ac
tivity prevailing in the various de
partments give evidence that the
twenty-first exposition of the Mille
L4cs Argicultural society will sur
pass in excellence that of any pre
vious year. The busiest scene is, per
haps, at the agricultural hall, where
the superintendent has all he can do
listing the products of the soil which
are being brought in, and the large
room will no doubt be well filed with
exhibits. Mille Lacs made no ex
hibit, as a county, at the state fair,
but it is now demonstrating that it
can surpass any section in the north
west in the production of vegetables,
grain, etc. The farmers are alive to
their best intereststhey believe in
patronizing their home fair, and
thus show their appreciation of the
efforts of the Mille Lacs Agricultural
"f ^announce hi
lth Tannounced
There is a splendid display of
fruit on exhibition this year, with a
large variety of the finest apples we
have ever seen.
In the horse barns are some of the
finesst animals that have ever been
entered for competition here and the
number is larger than upon any for
mer occasion. Notwithstanding the
horse barns have been much en
larged, it looks now as if there would
be none too much room. There are
also many dairy cows and calves, as
well as beef cattle, on display. The
farmers in this section are rapidly
improving their herds by the intro
duction of blooded sires.
A very attractive display of honey
is on exhibition, one of the faetures
being colonies of bees under glass,
^hictf show the manufacture of
Ifyney and the incubation of the busy
In thejbread and pastry depart
ment is displayed an excellent selec
tionthere is a larger variety than
ever before placed on exhibition at a
Mille Lacs county fair.
In the department of domestic
manufacture the fancy work,laces,
embroideries, etc.,is profuse and
cannot fail to prove an attraction to
those artistically inclined.
The industrial exhibit will be large
and many firms will be represented.
In the poultry department will be
found some of the best bred birds in
the country. The superintendent
will cheerfully tell you all he knows
about the different breeds, and he is
an expert in this line.
The amusement features will be
numerous and varied, and include a
moving picture show and a merry
Governor Eberhart will deliver a
nonpolitical address this afternoon,
Congressman Miller tomorrow and
Hon. L. C. Spooner on Saturday.
All we need now is propitious
weather to make the Mille Lacs
county fair the best ever.
Following is the program of sports
and attractions:
Thursday, September 12Trot or
pace, half mile heats, farmers' horses
only, best two in three. Purse $35,
divided into $15, $12.50 and $7.50.
Four to enter and three to start.
Fifty-yard dash, fat men's race,
contestants to weigh 220 pounds or
over. First, $4 second, $2 third, $1.
Ladies' egg race. First, $3 sec
ond, $2.
Hurdle race, blindfold. First, $3
second, $2.
One hundred yard dash for boys, 15
years old or under. First, $3 sec
ond, $2.
Free-for-all pony race, half mile
heats, best two in three. Purse $25,
divided into $12, $7.50 and $5.50. Four
to enter and three to start.
Address by Governor A. O.
hart at 2:30 p. m.
Demonstration on tuberculosis ii
cows and on hog cholera serum by
veterinarian from the state agricul
tural department.
Ball game, Long Siding vs. Prince
ton. Purse $50.
Music by Princeton brass band.
Friday, September 13Trot
pace, half mile heats, farmers' horses
only, best two in three. Purse $35,
divided into $15, $12.50 and $7.50.
Four to enter and three to start.
Address by Hon. C. B. Miller.
One hundred yard dash, free for
all. First, $6 second, $3 third, $1.
Tug of war, Princeton vs. World.
Winners, $15.
Automobile race, Ford cars. First
$5 second, $3.
Running race, free for all, half
heats, best two in three. Purse
divided into $15, $12.50 and $7.50.
to enter and three to start.
Free-for-all, trot or pace, mile
heats, best two in three. Purse $200,
divided into $100, $65 and $35, Four
enter and three to start.
Ball game, Zimmerman vs. Prince
Purse $50.
Music by Princeton brass band.
Saturday, September 14Amateur
driving race, trot or pace, mile heats,
Mille Lacs county horses, best two
in three. Purse $100, divided into
$50, $35 and $15. Four to enter and
three to start.
Free-for-all, running race, half mile
heats, best two in three. Purse $35,
divided into! $15, $12.50 and. $7.50.
Four to enter arid three to start.
Fifty yard sack race. First, $3
second, $2.
Fifty yard wheelbarrow race. First,
$3 second, $2.
Fifty yard three-legged race. First,
$3 second, $2.
Ladies' throwing base ball for dis
tance. First, $3 second, $2.
Address by Hon. L. C. Spooner at
2:30 p. m.
Free-for-all slow race, one heat
only. Last horse under wire wins
first money, second last horse under
wire second money and third last
horse under wire third money. Four
to enter and' three to start. Purse
$25, divided into $12.50, $7.50 and $5.
Ball game, Crown vs. Princeton.
Purse $50.
Music by Princeton juvenile band.
Entrance fees for all races 10 per
cent of purse. Same to be paid to
Fred C. Keith before 1 o'clock of
each day's races. Races start at 1:30
p. m. each day. In case of rain the
association reserves the right to
races off.
Attractions each evening of
at Brands' opera house.
mile $35, Four to ton.
Shooting Tournament.
'Royalty lends its sanction to the
annual tournament of the Dominion
of Canada Trapshooters' association
and the event attracts both shooters
and spectators from all parts of the
dominion as well as from the United
States. This year the big meet was
held at Montreal, August 20-23.
American-made ammunitionRem
ington-UMCwas used by S. G.
Vance, who won the amateur cham
pionship of Canada, the premier
number of the strong program by
Roland Day, who was awarded the
Earl Grey cup, presented by the
governor general of Canada, and by
several other winners of important
Chicken Season Opens.
On Saturday the season for hunting
chickens opened and many a sports
man arose before the cock announced
the dawn of day to hasten to the
stubble fields. Some went forth in
automobiles, others in horse-drawn
vehicles, and some trudged into the
country on foot. The slaughter was
frightful in some sections while in
others not a feather floated in the
air. However, the greater portion of
those who went out with guns and
dogs did not return empty-handed
the poor marksmen negotiated with
their more successful fellow-hunters
for a share of the sooils.
Fred Manke and Miss Pauline
Jentzen were married at St. Paul at
5 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. The
groomsmen were Otto Manke and
Fred Manske and the bridesmaids
Miss Lena Bezen and Mrs. Oscar
Weir. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Weeks,
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart Manke, M.
L. Wheeler and John Gilman were in
attenadnce at the wedding from
Princeton. The bride and groom
will reside in Princeton.
Mrs. Belsem's Millinery Opening.
The ladies of Princeton and vicini
ty are respectfully invited to attend
the millinery opening at Mrs. Bel
sem's store, which commences today
and continues throughout tomorrow
and Saturday. A full line of ladies'
early fall trimmed hats of the latest
styles will be displayed. Lowest
prices in town. itc
Prof. Farmer Finds Lost Relatives.
Prof. A. N. Farmer, who is known
to many people in Princeton from the
fact that he conducted two terms of
summer school in this village, re
cently discovered his mother and
sisters, from whom he had been sep
arated since 1882. The following
press dispatch tells the story:
Cincinnati, Sept. 5.What is per
haps one of the most interesting
chapters in the life of Prof. A. if.
Farmer, formerly of St. Cloud and
Minneapolis, Minn., came to light
here today, when it became known
that after thirty years' separation
from his family he has become re
united to his mother and three sis
ters and one brother, and finds out
that his name is not Farmer, but
In 1882 Prof. Farmer, orNewstedt,
came to this country with his father
from Hungary. Ten days later he
was lost in New York. He drifted
to Minnesota, where a family named
Farmer took him and sent him to
school. At the age of 16 he was
teaching school. At the age of 31
he was at the head of the St. Cloud
schools and today is with the New
York state board of health in an ex
pert capacity.
The reunion came about while
Prof. Farmer was at a banquet at
which lost children were mentioned.
Some one ventured to guess that Mrs.
Max Silverstein of Peekskill, N. Y.,
was a sister of Prof. Farmer. Inves
tigation made revealed that this
was true. He hurried to Peekskill
and while there telephoned his sis
ter, Mrs. Goldkassel of this city.
He then found out that his mother,
his brother, Otto Newstedt, and an
other sister, Mrs. Lena Beller, also
lived here. They are now on their
way to Peekskill, where Prof. Farm
er is visiting Mrs. Silverstein.
On Thanksgiving day, in this city,
the party will gather at the home of
Mrs. Goldkassel, where an old-fash
ioned family reunion will be held.
The father is dead.
Lieut. Gen. MacArthur Dead.
While recalling the deeds of the
Twenty-fourth Wisconsin volunteers
in the Atlanta campaign, Lieutenant
General Arthur MacArthur, U. S.
A., retired, dropped dead from a
stroke of apoplexy at Milwaukee last
An Art Critic.
An actor who is known as Lew is of
German descent, and Ms father speaks
broken English. Lew says the old gen
tleman went to a big art gallery re
cently and came home greatly en
"Saw a tine painting. Louis." he said.
"You did?"
*'Yes. it was a fine onehuntrets of
people looking at it It must haf been
word a huntret dollars, sure."
"What was its name?" asked Lew.
"Dot I can tell you not. but it was a
fine picture."
"Describe it to me."
"Veil," said the old gentleman, "there
as three fellers. Von vas playing the
fife, von vas playing the drum, and der
other hat a headache."New York
He Was Sarcastic.
Dubbleigh's car lay flat on its side
and deep in the mud in the freshly
plowed field, having skidded off the
road, through the low stone wall, to
get there.
"Ah!" cried a passerby from the
roadside. "Had an accident?"
Dubbleigh tried to hold his tongue.
but the strain was too much for him.
"No, of course not," he replied cold
ly. "I've just bought a new car and
brought my old one out here to bury
it Got a pickax and a shovel in your
pocket you could lend me? I can't
seem to dig very deep with my motor
horn."Harper's Weekly.
How Apes and Monkeys Differ.
What are the differences between
apes, baboons and monkeys?
Apes are such as are destitute of
tails baboons have muscular bodies,
elongated muzzles, and their tails are
usually short monkeys are those whose
tails are in general long, some of
them, the sapagos. having prehensile
tails, which can at pleasure be twisted
around any object and thereby, in
many instances, answer the purpose of
an additional hand."Reason Why."
A Quaker Oath.
Two small boys in a family of
Friends, writes a contributor, had a
disagreement, during which the elder
boy became very much incensed.
Finally, no longer able to control
himself, he took his brother by the
shoulder and shook him, with the ex
clamation. "Oh. thee little you, thee!"
Then as the enormity of his offense
came over him he said, in a changed
voice. ."Don't tell mother I swore."
Youth's Companion.
"This is the fifth time you have been
brought before me." said the judge se
"Yes, your honor," smiled the of
fender. "When I like a feller I like to
give him all my business. You see"
"Sixty days." roared the judge.Har
per's Weekly.
Fame is the inheritance not of the
dead, but of the living. It is we who
look back with lofty pride to the great:
names of antiquity, who drink of that!^
flood of glory as of a river and refresh
our wings in it for future flight.Haa-*
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