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Number of People Present at County Fair Almost Doubles That of the 1911 Exposition. Display of Horses, Cattle. Poultry, Grain and Grasses Excels Ex- hibits of Previous Years. This year's fair of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural association was bigger and bettei than any which evei preceded it. The new horse barn, the exhibit rooms beneath the grand stand, and the setting apart of the main hall exclusively foi "vege tables, grains and iruits gave ample space tor the display of all exhibits. Ideal weather prevailed throughout the fair and the attendance was larger than e\er befoie known. Friday was the bannei dav in num ber of attendance, there being 2,241 paid admissions, while on Thursday theie weie 1,413 and Saturday 1.566. The races, ball games and othei amusement featuies were good and the music b\ the two Princeton bands was of the best. The rest room for women and children was found of great comen ience and many took advantage of the opportunity to utilize it. Praise was heard on e\ ery hand for the management of the fair and ex hibitors were highly pleased with the ample accommodation which had been provided in all departments. The county fair buildings are now the most substantial and best ar ranged in the northwest. President Bryson and Secretary Stanley were busy men during the fair, as was Treasurer Jack, and in fact all the officers of the society, while Clifton Cravens and Herbert Zimmerman assisted at the ticket windows. They are all entitled to praise for the regularity with which the work was carried out. Superintendents of exhibits, races, etc., also performed their full share toward making the fair the success which it proved to be The gate receipts on Thursday were $494.55, on Fridav $784.35, and on Satmdav S548.10. an aggregate of $1,827.00. Last veai the total was $1,235.25. On Thursday afternoon Governor Eberhart addressed the multitude in the grand stand and made a \ery fa\orable impression. He was in troduced bv R. C. Dunn and com menced his speech bv paying a high tribute to the Mille Lacs County Agricultural society for its enter prise in electing such magnificent buildings and conducting such an ex cellent fan. He also piaised Mr. Dunn ioi his effoits to bung about better highvvav conditions. He said he had been requested to eschew pol itics and that he was glad of it. So ne confined his remaiks to the ad vocac.v of consolidated lural scnools, the teaching of agriculture and do mestic science. He mteispersed his talk with anecdotal illustrations and held the crowd at attention through out A round of applause greeted him at trie close. Congressman C. B. Miller on Fri day afternoon delhered an excellent address and in his opening remarks declared that the exposition was the best he had e\er attended and that he had been present at many a county fair. He talked upon the agricultural resources of various states and compared them with those of Minnesota, and in these compari sons Minnesota was shown to be a long distance in the lead. Mr. Mil ler is an excellent speaker, and his discourse was appreciated and ap plauded. The weather was not propitious on Friday afternoon for the hog cholera serum demonstration, but Professor Nelson of the state agricultural de partment gave a talk on the differ ent breeds of dairy cattle and illus trated his address by means of an imals of various types brought from the barn. On Saturday afternoon Hon. L. C. Spooner gave a short talk on the benefits derived by the farmers from the manufacture of binding twine and harvesting machinery at the state prison. He was presented to the assemblage by R. C. Dunn, who praised him for his work in the leg islature. The law which authorized the manufacture of binding twine and harvesting machinery at the state prison, said Mr. Spooner, has assisted the farmers materially. The trust has been compelled to reduce its prices in consequence, said he, and he cited a case where dealeis at Redwood Falls had to reduce the ATTENDANCE AT FAIR A RECORD BREAKER price of their machinery because men handling a product of the state pen itentiary in the same town could afford to sell it for a much less price. The output at the Stillwater pen itentiary will be greatly increased, declared Mr. Spooner, and it will not be long before the farmers of Minne sota will be independent of the har vester trust. Mr. Spooner is the father of the law which makes this possible. He touched upon the ex travagance of the present state ad ministration and said there was no necessitv why such heavy taxes should be le\ied. Mr. Spooner'? speech was enthusiasticallj leceived. THE DISPLAYS. Theie was a magnificent display of \egetables, grain and grasses. In consequence of a much larger space being devoted to the exhibition of these products this 3 ear some persons were of the opinion that the entries were not as numerous as those of 1911, but there were just as many, if not more. There were specimens of almost even thing of which the soil is capable of producingthe onions, potatoes and cabbages being of especi ally fine quality. The township of Princeton collection, collected and placed on exhibition by Chas. Berry, was a very fine display. In the grain and grass department we no ticed several fine specimens of alfalfa, one of which Was grown on sandy land near Elk lake. Superintendent Craig says that just as good alfalfa can be grown here as in any part of the country, and that it surpasses clover for fodder. The fruit entries were not as large as last year, but there were some excellent varieties, especially of ap ples. Plums, cherries and other fruits were included in the display. The display of flowering plants and shrubs outclassed that of last year, man} rare varieties being exhibited. In the honey department speci mens of concentrated sweetness made from goldenrod, basswood, clover, etc.. were attractively displayed, as vs ell as preserves and pickles in honey. In butter there was not a large exhibit but the quality was of the finest. The lady exhibitors did themselves proud in the biead. pastry, preserves and domestic manufacture depart ment,they enteied a large assort ment in each. The pastry and pre serves looked especiallj enticing, and in fancy woik the display was attrac tive to a high degree. Many drawings and water colors W'ere placed on exhibition and a most attractive display was that of the high. Whittier and rural schools, which consisted of drawings, paper fane work, specimens of penman ship, etc., and the teachers are en titled to praise for bringing their pupils up to so maiked a degree of peifection. County Superintendent Guv Ewing is also entitled to a share of the praise for the efforts he put foith to gather such an excellent collection of rural school work and agiicultural exhibits. The potatoes, corn, onions, etc., displayed by the lural school pupils were of an excel lent quality and compared favorably with those in agricultural hall. Many fine horses were displayed and. despite the fact that a large new barn was recently erected, the space afforded was none too much to accommodate the entries in this de partment. Among the entries were some of the prettiest animals we ever clapped eyes upon. In the cattle department there was a remarkably fine dispaly with the dairy breeds predominating. P. W. Jensen had his splendid herd of Frie sian-Holsteins, 14 in number, on ex hibition, with a full-blooded sire. Henry Webster of Minneapolis also had a herd of 11 full-blooded Jerseys on exhibition, many of them prize takers. One of them, Lusitania, took first prize at the state fair upon three occasions. She was imported from the channel islands. These Jerseys, with their polished horns, are indeed pretty creatures and as docile as kittens. Mr. Webster takes great care of them and they pay him well for his pains. Scarcely a cow in the herd could be bought for less than $500. There were also Here fords, Shorthorns, Guernseys and Polled Angus stock on exhibitiona collection of splendid animals. There were but three pens of sheep on exhibition this year and very few hogs, but those displayed were of a high grade. A pair of goats in har ness were also displayed. In poultry there was an excel lent showing and most of the birds were displayed in coops of adequate size, but a couple of the inclosures were altogether too small. There was a great improvement, however, over last year's accommodatory ar rangements. Jos. Craig, jr., and Alfonso Howard won Senator Swanson's tiling prizes for chickens and ducks respectively. Mcllhargey was the only hardware firm which had a display and J. H. Hoffman had a showing of lap robes. MUSICAL FEATURES, ETC. Music was furnished on Thursday and Friday by the Citizens' band of Princeton, under the direction of Prof. Heinzeman of Minneapolis, and the boys are entitled to praise for the fine selections discoursed. On Satur day the Princeton juvenile band, ar rayed in zouave uniforms, supplied the music and did themselves proud. There was a merr-go-roun on the groun'ds for the amusement of the little ones, and several pastimes for the grown-ups. Refreshment booths ere there in great plenty and there was no neces sity' for anyone to go hungry or thirsty. HORSE RACES, ETC. The track events were particularly interesting, and were pulled off in a systematic manner. The judges were T. J. Kaliher, Fred Keith and J. J. Skahen, with Charles Keith acting in the capacity of starter and mega phonist. Thursday: Trot or pace, half mile heats, farmers' horses only, best two in three. Purse $35, divided into $15, $12.50 and $7.50. Kuhlman's horse won, McVicar's was second and Ross' third. Fat men's race, 50-yard dash, con testents to weigh 200 pounds or over. John Balfanz, first Henrv Erickson, second Jerry Kaikman, third. Hurdle race, blindfold. Two Robi deau boys, tie for first: Edson. sec ond. Hundred yard dash for boys. Bran chaud, first: Sifert, second. Free for all pony race, half mile heats, best two in three. Purse $25, divided into $12, $7.50 and $5.50. Geo. Schurrer's pony was first, Earl King's second, and Elmer Edson's third. Frida} Free for all trot or pace, mile heats, best two in thuee. Purse $200, divided into $100. $65 and $35. Frank Smith's horse won, Chas. King's was second and F. C. Foltz' third. Farmers' trot or pace, half mile heats, best two in three. Purse $35, divided into $15. $12.50 and $7.50. Gust Kuhlman's horse first, Forrest McVicar's second. Hundred yard dash, free for all. Doane first, Roos second. Davis third. Tug of war, Princeton vs. World, for purse of $15. Princeton won. Automobile race, Ford cars. In this race O. B. Randall and Fred Dugan entered their cars, which were stripped for action and pre sented a most comical appearance. One carried number 13 and the other 23. I was a race which created much amusement, as the machines cariied on a series of buckings and kept stopping for repairs. Randall had with him Joe Crompton as machinist and Fred Dugan carried Art. Kaliher. Dugan's machine won the race. Free for all running race, half mile heats, best two in three. Purse $35, divided into $15, $12.50 and $7.50. Geo. Sehurrer's horse won, Earl King's was second and Louis Dziuk's third. Saturday: Amateur driving race, trot or pace, mile heats. Purse $100, divided into $50, $35 and $15. Chas. King's horse won, Ans. Howard's came in second and F. C. Foltz' third. Free for all running race, half mile heats. Purse $35, divided into $15, $12.50 and $7.50. Geo. Schurrer's horse won, Earl King's was second and"J. Chapman's third. Fifty yard sack race. Bisnan first, Robideau second. Fifty yard wheelbarrow race. Knutson and Kittilson tied for first, Dziuk was second. Ladies' ball throwing contest. Mrs. Moeger first, Mrs. McKenzie second. Automobile race, Ford machines. Dugan first, Randall second. Free for all slow race, one heat only. Purse $25, divided into $12.50 $7.50 and $5. Miss Ida Simons of Spencer Brook gave an exhibition of horsemanship and won a race in which a male con testant participated. BALL GAMES. The base ball program at the fair PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNT*, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1912. foroiight out three close and exciting games and furnished the large crowds with some good amusement. On the opening day Long Siding and Princeton played a nip and tuck game up to the seventh inning, when Princeton took a big brace and fin ished strong, going under the wire the winner by an 8 to 3 score. On the following day Zimmerman turned the tables on the Princeton boys and defeated them 6 to 7, al though the locals made a sprint in the eighth inning that almost won the game and kept the crowd on edge until the finish. On the third and closing day Crown gave the locals a decisive defeat, shutting them out for eight innings and beating them 9 to 2. Following is a list of the premiums, with the names of the successful ex hibitors, awarded at the Mille Lacs county fair: PREMIUM LIST. HORSES. Mare colt one year oldWililam J. Skrentny 1st, Philip Devlin 2nd. Grade mare colt 2 vears oldJos. Leathers 1st. Male colt one year oldEdwin Hamilton first. Reigstered Percheron stallion Joseph Leathers 1st. Grade Shire colt four months old Andrew Johnson 1st. Span carriage horsesC. A. Raiche 1st. Mare and three of her getWilliam Hartman 1st. Grade Percheron stallionAndrew Lindberg 1st. Grade Percheron colt six weeks old Lester Compton 2nd. Single driving horseJohn Thoma 1st. Draft teamL. A. Solberg 1st. Span matched coltsJohn Thoma 1st. Mare three years oldC. L. Camp bell 1st. CATTLE. Aged Holstein bullP. W. Jensen 1st. Cows three ears and overP. W. Jensen 1st and 2nd. Yearling Holstein bullsP. W. Jensen 1st. Holstein heifers two years oldP. W. Jensen 1st and 2nd. Yearling Holstein heifersP. W. Jensen 1st. Holstein heifer calvesP. W. Jen sen 1st and 2nd. Holstein bull calvesP. W. Jensen 1st and 2nd. Best dairy herdP. W. Jensen 1st. Most ty-pical dairv cowP. W. Jen sen 1st. Aged Jersey cowC. L. Campbell 1st, B. Bates 2d. Yearling Hereford heiferB. Bates 1st. Polled Angus bull three years old A. H. Johnson 1st. Grade Holstein heifer two years oldLucas Slagter 1st. Grade beef cowsFred Eggert 1st and 2d. Aged Guernsey bullMartin Matt son 1st, F. S. Walker 2d. Grade dairy heifer one vear oldF. S. Walker 1st. Grade dairy heifer two years old C. O. Moore 1st. SHEEP. Aged eweMyron Wallace 1st. Yearling eweMyron Wallace 1st. LambsMyron Wallace 1st, Wm. Carmody 2d. Aged ramWm. Carmody 1st. Aged eweWm. Carmody 1st. Yearling eweWm. Carmody 1st. SWINE. Aged boarJos. Leathers 1st. Yearling sowJos. Leathers 1st. Best pen pigsJos. Leathers 1st. POULTRY. Single Comb White LeghornsJ. O. Runsten 1st and 2d. Single Comb White Leghorn chicks Wm. Scalberg 1st. Rose Comb White Leghorn chicks C. R. Erickson 1st, L. Slagter 2d. Single Comb Brown LeghornsR. Anderson 1st. Buff OrpingtonsH. Hannay 1st, John South 2d. White OrpingtonsAndrew Bavier 1st. White Plymouth RocksAllen Hayes 1st. Buff Plymouth RocksJ. C. Herd liska 1st. Buff Plymouth Rock chicksMrs. A. Bryson 1st. Rhode Island RedsVerge Hatcher 1st, S. Winsor 2d. White WyandottesJ. H. Craig 1st. White Wyandotte chicksJ. H. Craig 1st. Game BantamsBert Bates 1st. BantamsWard Foote 1st. BantamsWm. Hartman 1st. GeeseAlfonso Howard 1st. GoslingsAlfonso Howard 1st. Pekin ducksWm. Hartman 1st, Alfonso Howard 2d. DucksWm. Hartman 1st, Alfonso Howard 2d. BrahmasMrs. A. Bryson 1st. PigeonsVernon Foote 1st. VEGETABLES, ETC. Red Globe onionsH. R. Brinks 1st, Mrs. J. W. Craft 2d. Yellow Globe onionsMrs. S. E. Dorn 1st, H. R. Brinks 2d. Weatherfield onionsChas. Berry 1st, A. Noeske 2d. Pickling cucumbersA. Noeske 1st, Mrs. S. E. Dorn 2d. Yellow rutabagasA. Noeske 1st. Flat Dutch cabbageA. Noeske 1st. Red beetsA. Noeske 2d. Winter radishesA. Noeske 1st. Late Rose potatoesL. Henschel 3d. Table beetsFrank Rehaume 2d. ParsnipsL. D. Larson 1st. Frank Rehaume 2d. CeleryFrank Rehaume 2d. CarrotsHarold McVicar 1st, Frank Rehaume 2d. TomatoesC. L. Campbell 1st. Mrs. H. E. Cook 2d. Best collection potatoesM. C. Thorring, third of 1st, 2d and 3d pre miums. Navy beansBert Bates 1st, Fred Lowell 2d. Crookneck squashBert Bates 2d. PumpkinsEd Preston 1st, Bert Bates 2d. Flat turnipsW. H. Gebert 1st, Bert Bates 2d. Yellow beansMrs. Van Wormer 1st, A. E. Shaw 2d. Best collection potatoesMrs. S. E. Dorn, third of 1st, 2d and 3d pre miums. Pickling cucumbersMrs. S. E. Dorn 1st and 2d. Long watermelonsMrs. S. E. Dorn 1st, A. Steinbach 2d. Ripe cucumbersMrs. Wm. Heck ler 1st, Wm. Skrentny 2d. Golden Russet potatoesNels Rob ideau 1st. Triumph potatoesLouis Roche ford 1st, Nels Robideau 2d, J. Pier son 3d. Stock beetsO. C. Chalstrom 1st and 2d. Plum tomatoesCatherine Eidam 1st, Harold McVicar 2d. Yellow beetsWm. Bergman 1st. Brown wax beansA. E. Grow, special. White Globe onionsC. A. Raiche 1st, L. D. Larson 2d. Best collection potatoesG. H. Tomlinson, jr., third of 1st, 2d and 3d premiums. Field pumpkinsMrs. Gens 1st, Louis Rocheford 2d. Sugar beetsDavid Raiche 1st, C. A. Raiche 2d. Green beansA. Steinbach 1st. C. A. Raiche 2d. Stock carrotsDavid Raiche 2d. Largest squashJohn Thoma 2d. CarrotsMrs. Geo. Roos 1st. Ohio potatoesJ. Pierson 1st, C. L. Campbell 2d. King potatoesW. L. Shrode 1st, W. H. Gebert 2d, Oliver Schrepel 3d. Early Minnesota cornNels Rob ideau 1st, C. L. Campbell 2d. Golden Hubbard squashLouis Rocheford 1st, Ed Preston 2d. LeeksLouis Rocheford 1st. Blue potatoesWm. Skrentny special. WatermelonsHartman Camp 1st and 2d. ParsleyMrs. Geo. Tomlinson, sr., 1st, Mis. R. Mount 2d. Green cucumbersA. Stienbach 1st, Mrs. A. Bryson 2d. Green Hubbard squashMrs. A. Bryson 1st. Round tomatoesMrs. A. Brvson 1st. Table beetsMrs. J. Crompton 1st. RutabagasMrs. J. Crompton 2d. Golden bantam cornC. L. Camp bell 1st. Holland cabbageA. Stienbach 1st. Yellow pod beansA. Steinbach 2d. Pie pumpkinA. Steinbach 2d. GourdsRuby Sanford 2d. Burbank potatoesFrank Wenberg 1st, W. H. Gebert 2d. California Wonder potatoesHenry Kuhn special. Evergreen cornChas." Berry 1st. Red kidney beansJ. H. Craft special. Best collection vegetables and grainsW. H. Gebert 1st, Myron Berry 2d. Onion setsR. C. Weldon 1st. RhubarbMrs. Richard Mount 1st. Early Six Weeks potatoesJ. H. Craft 1st. Lincoln potatoesW. H. Gebert special. Late Rose potatoesW. H. Gebert 2d. Early cabbageW. H. Gebret 2d. DillW. H. Gebert 1st. Stover Evergreen cornW. H. Gebert 2d. Largest squashJ. E. Tilley 1st. Conical cabbageOliver Schrepel VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 39 1st. Ground cherriesMrs. Richard Mount 1st. KaleMrs. Richard Mount 1st. PeppergrassMrs. Richard Mount special. TobaccoDavid Raiche 1st. Timothy in strawc. A. Raiche 1st. Robt. Shaw 2d. Blue stem wheatS. E. Dorn 1st, J. L. Anderson 2d. White cap dent cornF. A. Lowell 1st, Frank Rehaume 2d. Yellow flint cornMarcus Larson 1st, Bert Bates 2d. Northwestern dent cornEdward Preston 1st, Marcus Larson 2d. Field corn in sheafEdward Pres ton 1st. Erick Findell 2d. Broom cornW. H. Hake 1st. BarleyTheo. Rosin 1st. Timothy seedTheo. Rosin 1st, A. Raiche 2d. White dent cornC. L. Campbell 1st, S. E. Dorn 2d. Winter rv'eS. E. Dorn 1st, F. A. Lowell 2d. OatsS. E. Dorn 1st, W. H. Ge bert 2d. White rice popcornHarold Mc Vicar 1st, S. E. Dorn 2d. Clover seedC. A. Raiche 1st. Winter wheatFred Eggert 1st. Fodder cornC. L. Campbell 1st. Yellow dent cornJ. H. Craft 1st, Edward Preston 2d. Wheat in sheafChas. Berry 1st, A. Steinbach 2d. Oats in sheafChas. Berry 1st, A. Steinbachh 2d. Red clover in strawChas. Berry 1st, A. Steinbach 2d. Flax in strawAndrew Johnson 1st, A. Steinbach 2d. Rye in sheafChas. Berry 1st. AlfalfaJ. H. Craft 1st, W. H. Gebert 2d. Sorghum caneAlfred Cotten 1st, Bert Bates 2d. Flax seedM. A. Carlson 1st. Sand vetchC. L. Campbell 1st. Township exhibitChas. Berry. FRUITS. Yellow plumsMrs. M. Ellenbaum 1st, Viv ian Holm 2d. GrapesMrs. M. Ellenbaum 1st. Assorted plumsGeo. Schmidt 1st, L. Slagter 2d. Sugar plumsGeo. Schmidt 1st. Belloflwer applesGeo. Schmidt 1st. Seedling crabapplesPeter Jensen 1st. Minnetonka applesPeter Jensen special. Ben Davis applesMrs. A. Van Wormer special. Transcendent crabapplesF. A. Lowell 1st. Seedling applesO. H. Uglem 2d. Red plumsRobt. Christopherson 1st. Carrie W. S1 one 2d. Freestone plumsMrs. S. E. Dorn 1st, Fiank Wenberg 2d. Dutchess applesC. A. Erickson 1st, Mrs. R. Carlson 2d Wealthy applesC A. Erickson 1st. University applesC. A. Erickson 1st, J. E. Judkins 2d. CrabapplesS. S. Giles 1st Strawberry crabapplesJ. E. Jud kins 1st. Mrs. R. Carlson 2d. Patent Greening applesJ. E. Jud kins special. Tranparent crabapplesJ. E. Jud kins special. Snowball applesJ. E. Judkins 1st. Northwestern Greening apples Jos. Craig special. Wolf River seedling applesMrs. Geo. Tomlinson 1st. Compass cherriesVivian Holm 1st, Frank Wenberg 2d. Peach pJurnsFrank Wenberg 1st and 2d. Plate seedlingsIda Schrepel 1st. Whitney crabapplesC. L. Camp bell 1st and 2d. FLOWERS. Mixed astersH. E. Cook special. CarnationsH. E. Cook special. PansiesH. E. Cook 1st, Mrs. Geo. Roos 2d. Morning BrideH. E. Cook special. DaisyMrs. A. W. Van Wormer special. Paper flowersMrs. A. Sjoberg special. Flowering myrtleHans Stay special. Foliage plantIda Fogg 1st. BouquetSadie Penhallegon 1st, Mrs. L. Erickson 2d. GeraniumsMrs. A. E. Hayes 1st, Mrs. W. H. Miller 2d. Mixed astersSadie Penhallegon special. PansiesMrs. Geo. Tomlinson special. Collection flowersMrs. A. Bryson special. Calla lilyMrs. A. Bryson special. AbutilonMrs. A. Bryson 1st. FuchsiaMrs. A. Bryson 1st and 2d. SalviaMrs. Geo. Young special. BalsamGeo. Hanson special. BegoniaGeo. Hanson 1st and 2d.