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tt. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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'
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
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
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'
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
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'
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
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.
The base ball program at the fair
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:
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
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
Draft teamL. A. Solberg 1st.
Span matched coltsJohn Thoma
Mare three years oldC. L. Camp
bell 1st.
Aged Holstein bullP. W. Jensen
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
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.
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.
Aged boarJos. Leathers 1st.
Yearling sowJos. Leathers 1st.
Best pen pigsJos. Leathers 1st.
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
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
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.
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
Red beetsA. Noeske 2d.
Winter radishesA. Noeske 1st.
Late Rose potatoesL. Henschel
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
Late Rose potatoesW. H. Gebert
Early cabbageW. H. Gebret 2d.
DillW. H. Gebert 1st.
Stover Evergreen cornW. H.
Gebert 2d.
Largest squashJ. E. Tilley 1st.
Conical cabbageOliver Schrepel
Ground cherriesMrs. Richard
Mount 1st.
KaleMrs. Richard Mount 1st.
PeppergrassMrs. Richard Mount
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.
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
Seedling crabapplesPeter Jensen
Minnetonka applesPeter Jensen
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
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.
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
Paper flowersMrs. A. Sjoberg
Flowering myrtleHans Stay
Foliage plantIda Fogg 1st.
BouquetSadie Penhallegon 1st,
Mrs. L. Erickson 2d.
GeraniumsMrs. A. E. Hayes 1st,
Mrs. W. H. Miller 2d.
Mixed astersSadie Penhallegon
PansiesMrs. Geo. Tomlinson
Collection flowersMrs. A. Bryson
Calla lilyMrs. A. Bryson special.
AbutilonMrs. A. Bryson 1st.
FuchsiaMrs. A. Bryson 1st and
SalviaMrs. Geo. Young special.
BalsamGeo. Hanson special.
BegoniaGeo. Hanson 1st and 2d.

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