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THE PRIZEWINNERS The Three Best Write-ups of County Fair by mile Lacs School Girls Under Fifteen Years. Pearl A. Labbissonniere First, Nettie Patchin Second and Lena Stoddard Third on List. The Union offered $10.00 in cash prizes for the three best 300-word write-ups of the county fair by girls or boys under 18 years of age. The papers were submitted to County Superintendent Ewingnames of writers were unknown to himand he decided that Pearl A. Labbisson niere was entitled to first prize, $4.50 Nettie Patchin second prize, $3.50 and Lena .Stoddard, third prize, $2.00. There were three other competitors who wrote such meri torious papers, especially for girls of such tender years, that the "Prize Editor" has awarded them consola tion prizes'of $1.00 each. Next year the Union hopes to again offer prizes foi the best write-ups of the county fair. Checks have been mailed to the winneis. Annexed hereto are the papeis. FirstBy Pearl A. Labbissonniere. Our twenty-first annual fair opened Wednesday, September 11. By Wed nesday evening all the exhibits were in place and on Thursday morning the fair grounds wore a very festive air. A new horse barn, dining hall and ladies' rest room had been erect ed also, for temporary use, more than half a dozen booths. These and the merry-go-round were equally well patronized by the fair visitors. The honey and sugar, butter and cheese, pastry and school exhibits were good, those of the pastry and schools, especially so. In the horse and cattle barns were exhibited a number of good animals and the fact that the barn space was not quite filled up is accounted for bv having more room than last year. The same may be said of the sheep and hogs. In the cattle barn Henry Webstei showed his prize herd of Jersey cattle. They were well groomed and a prettier lot would be hard to find. The poultry building was well filled with choice specimens of some of our best breeds of chickens, geese and ducks. The exhibits in the ait and the agricultural and floral halls surpassed all the otheis in quantit} as well as in its aitistic quality. The races on all da} were partic ular good. The automobile race ^as gieatlj enjojed by the spec tators Last, but by no means least, we '.veie honored by a speech from Go einoi Ebeihart on Thuisday after noon, on Fiiday afternoon bj anothei mteiesting speech from Congiessman Millei, and on Satuidaj afternoon bj a short, concise and to-the-point speech h} Hon. L. C. Spooner. Se\eial influential men were heard to state that Mille Lacs.had the best county fair in the state and we fully believe it: jet, we lhein hopes that our twenty -second annual fair will be "the best ever." SecondBy Nettie Patchin. I as at our county fair last Fri day and Satuiday and I was very much pleased with the neat, attrac tive appearance of the various build ings, and also the good way in which the officials handled the large number of people who were there during those busy days. Some people weie heard to say, "The fair has not the display of formei years,'' but-1 think that comes from the fact that there is more room, and that it is not neces san to bunch articles as has been the case in former fairs. The art hall exhibit was suiely ex cellent as were the agricultural and fruit displays in the main building. The school exhibit was a new fea ture but an attractive one and many people, young and old, were always thronging that department. An other new feature this year, and one that called forth many words of praise, is the rest room. I think it is one of the best things thought of ior this year, and the ladies of this town who started the movement and carried it thiough have the thanks of all, especially of those who enjoyed a rest there during the fair. The display the cooking and pastry department was so attractive that had it not been for glass cases 1 am almost certain that some of the pretty pies, cakes and cookies would have walked off with some of us children. The speakers, who were here dur ing the fair, were good attractions as far as I am able to judge, are speakers and surely added to interest, anyway. I think the and good the fair managers did us young people a good turn in bringing to us the men who make and administer our laws. I am pleased to say in conclusion that I think it was a splendid fair and that our fair officers should re ceive only words of praisethat we all, young and old, should join hands with them and try to make next year a still better one than 1912. Let us all trv. ThirdBy Lena Stoddard. The Mille Lacs county fair was held at Princeton, Minnesota, Sep tember 11-14. The weather was pleasant, which helped to make it pleasanter. The displays were very good con sisting of a nice assortment.of vege tables and other farm products, also a nice display of canned fruits and cooking. The dairy products were very small. The school children, from both the town and rural schools, had a fair display of drawings and farm prod ucts. The displays of fine art and flowers were very plentiful. There was also a good exhibit of horses and cattle, but rather a small exhibit of sheep and swine. A tail display of poultry was on exhibition. The merry-go-round was kept very busy by its merry riders. One had to hurry if he or she wanted to get a seat on it. The attractions in the way of sports, music, speaking, etc., were very good. The boys' band of Princeton and the Princeton Citi zens' band furnished the music and each are worthy of praise. There were also some very interest ing speaking on Thursday, by Gov ernor A. O. Eberhart Friday, by Congressman C. B. Miller and on Saturday by Hon. L. C. Spooner. The following races were ran: The automobile race, horseback races, trotting races, boys' sack race, hurdle race, slow race, etc. There was also a contest for the ladies who could throw the ball the farthest. Each of these were very interesting. A large crowd was in attendance each day and many exhibitors were seen with broad smiles and premium checks. Incubated a Joke. The committee of 50 censors of the will of the people, after ponderous labor, biought forth P. V. Collins. It was like putting an encyclopedia, a book of synonyms, an unabridged dictionary, 'Pilgrims Progress,'' "The Li\es of the Saints" and "The Ladies' Handbook" in an in cubator to hatch a joke. The only person in all Minnesota who ever took P. V. Collins seriously was P. V. Collins. Nor is this at all his fault, as he is always theie with a full assoitment of opinions and unquestioned confidence that the only mistake the Creator made was in the failure to consult him as to the gen eral plan and all the details of the cieation. But, some way, no one ever listens to him, unless they have to, and then forgetting is easy. E\ery chair man of every meeting avoids seeing him if possible, as he can empty a hall quicker than a fire alarm. If the desire was to make the Roosevelt party in Minnesota a joke the committee selected the correct title page if the desire was to see how many votes could be cast with clothespin attachments, or how much of a burden the colonel can bear, the committee made no mistake. Du luth News-Tribune. How Things Looked in the Morning. "Becker" was the legend which came into view as Clair Caley, George Rice, P. J. Wikeen and L. E. Fox swung around a curve in an automobile on a country road one morning last week just as the sun came up. "Becker!" ejaculated Rice, "by the smoking jumpups this should be Princeton." Caley and Fox each glared at the depot sign board and uttered phrases in French which are unprintable as they rea lized that they had been driving all night at a terrific speed and were only ten miles from their starting point. They had gone to Clearwater to at tend lodge and, at its close, entered their car for the return trip to Princeton. The night was dark and the road they took was the wrong one, hence it transpired, when they sized up the situation in the morn ing, that they had been running in circles throughout the night. Although each of the occupants of the car was sworn to secrecy, the storytoo good to concealleaked out. And now each is accusing the others of treachery. COMPANY^ ARMORY Will Be a ilagnificent Building of Which the People of Prince- ton Should Feel Proud. The Interior Will Be Commodiously Arranged and Equipment flod- ern in' Every Detail. Herewith is printed a cut of Com pany G's armory, as it will appear when completed, which has been kindly furnished the Union by Lieu tenant Alfred H. Johnson. As will readily be seen from the illustration, the structure, to be built of stone and brick, will present a magnificent appearanceit will be a building of which every person in Princeton should feel proud. Schlegel & Drescher, the contractors, are push ing the work ahead as rapidly as possible but, owing to the nonarrival of the specially sawn Oregon floor joists and some ot the steel work, a PRINCETON, MILIE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1912. NEW ARMORY OF COMPANY slight delay has been occasioned. However, it is confidently epxeeted that the structure will be roofed in by November 1. The buiding is 62 by 133 feet 6 inches, and there is a basement un dei the entire structure. In this basement will be located the indoor rifle range and ordnance room, as well as a bath room with the most modern equipment. There will also be a kitchen, and dining room sufficiently laige to seat a companj of 76 men at one time. On the main, or first floor, will be tne ticket office and check rooms, men's club loom, ladies' rest room, locker room, quarteimaster's room, and drill floor, or auditorium, 60 bj 80 feet, as well as a large stage. The ladies' rest room will open directly into the auditorium, and will be equipped with a .full-length mirror and other conveniences which theater and dance-going femininity will no doubt appreciate. The exterior ol the building will be of Princeton brick above the belt course, while the tiim will be ot nat ural stone. Greater Activity. Greater activity has manifested itself in the local potato market this week and warehousemen were kept busy until esterday morning, when rain placed the roads in such condi tion that hauling by the growers received a check. Prices have fluctuated during the past week, ranging from 30 to 38 cents, and a few loads of especially good quality were sold for a few cents higher than the last figure, but the general run has been around the 35-cent mark for table stock. Some loads of Tri umphs brought as high as 60 cents Shipments have been particularly light in consequence of the fact that a scarcity of foreign cars has pre vailednot a car ot this description could be obtained here for several days. The foreign car shortage this season promises to be greater than that of several preceding years. Girls of the Sixties. The Girls of the 60's held their monthly meeting on Saturday, Sep tember 14, at the residence of Mary Rines, with all but two members present. Refreshments were served in the spacious dining room, which was prettily decorated with asters, sweet peas and nasturtiums. This meeting was held to celebrate Kate's birthday anniversary and each dainty little lady came bearing many good wishes for happy returns of the day. Those present were Phoebe Borden, Tina Rines, Emma Griffith, Mary Lynch, Ella Howard, Emma Cordi ner, Mary Rines, Katie Applegate and Eva Keith. &Viif3|a K, .-jetty* S.J.C.HATCHDEAD A Resident of Princeton Since 1856 and a Woman Greatly Beloved in the Community. John V. Pedersen of Oreenbush and Wilbur F. Chase of A noka Also Join Silent flajority. Mrs. John C. Hatch, a pioneer set tler of Princeton and a lady greatly beloved, passed peacefully from this world to the realms above at 11 o'clock on Tuesday evening, Septem ber 24, aged 76 years 3 days. She had suffered from an affection of the heart for seven years, and during that time had experienced many severe attacks, but, in consequence of her remaikable Mtalitj, had al ways lallied. On Tuesday afternoon she was compelled to take'to her bed by an attack more severe than any of the previous ones, and from this she failed to rallj. Hei son and two daughters, who were at her bedside when God called her spirit into His presence, had for some time expected her death."" Funeral services will be held this aiternoon from the Congregational church at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. O. Fisher, the pastor, will conduct the solemnities. Mrs. John C. Hatch, whose maiden name was Martha A. Hilton, was born at Jefferson, Maine, September 21, 1836, and was marned to John C. Hatch on June 25, 1854, at Newcastle, Maine. With hei husband she paine to Princeton in the spiing of 1856 and, with the exception of a few years passed at Anoka, li\ed here continuously until the time of her death. She is sur\i\ed by one son, W. L. Hatch oi this \illage, and two daughteis, Mis. Emma Cordiner ol Princeton and Mrs. May Lj nch of Minneapolis. She also leases four grandchildien. In the passing of Mis. John C. Hatch the community loses a truly noble womana woman whose chief aim in lite was to peiform good woiks. Coming to Princeton, as she did, in the earlj days \\hen this sec tion ol the country was wild and desolate, inhabited largely by In dians, she necessarily endured many hardships and privations, but she was a remarkably active and perse veiing woman and succeeded where others might have failed. She was ever ready to minister to the comfort of the sick and assist those who were in destitute circumstances, freely contributing ot that which she had to better the condition of her neigh bors. She was a conscientious Con gregationalist and a member of that church from the time of its establish ment in this village. She was also a member of the Dorcas society. While her relatives and friends will greatly miss her kindly face, they know full well that in life she per formed her part well and that she is now reaping that reward which she so nobly earned. John V. Pedersen. John V. Pedersen died at his home in Greenbush on Saturday afternoon last, aged 68 years, following a very short illness. Mr. Pedersen's family had lived in Greenbush for about nine years, he being employed as a mail carrier in South Minneapolis,. Every few months, however, during that time he would come up from Minneapolis and remain with his family far a day or two. About two weeks ago he resigned his position as mail carrier with the intention of taking life easy on his farm, but he did not live long to enjoy his well earned rest. For 30 years John Peder sen had traveled the same mail delivery route in South Minneapolis and nine years ago he acquired the farm in Greenbush, gradually paying for it with what he could save from his salary. Funeral services were held yester day afternoon from the Norwegian church in Greenbush and were largely attended. The officiating ministers were Rev. Fisher of Princeton and Rev. Rem of Milaca. There were many floral offerings, among them a beautiful wreath from the carriers of the Riverside station, Minne apolis, sent by a special messenger, Frank Graber, who worked with Mr. Pedersen for over 20 years. John V. Pedersen is survived by his wile, six sons and two daughters. Mr. Pedersen was held in high esteem by his fellow carriers and the people along his route. He per formed his duties well and received the commendation of his superiors for faithful service. It is indeed a pity that he should have been no longer permitted to enjoy the fruits of his arduous labors. Wilbur F. Chase. Wilbur F. Chase of the Chase Lum ber company, Anoka, died at his home in that city on Sunday even ing, aged 70 years. Mr. Chase was at one time engaged in the lumber business in Princeton and was well known by many of the older resi dents of this village. He was born in Lincoln, Maine, and served in the Second Maine volunteers during the war. He was captured and im prisoned in both the Andersonville and Libbj prisons and was not liber ated until the close of the rebellion. He came west in 1871. He 'is sur vived by a wife, one son and two daughters. The children are Archie Chase and Mrs. T. J. Pease of Anoka and Mrs. F. J. Sperry of Mankato. The funeral was held yesterday after noon. The Fair at Cambridge. The annual Isanti county fair was held at Cambridge on Thursday, Fridaj and Saturday of last week. The weather was propitious and there was a good attendance each day, especially on Friday and Satur day. Quite a number of Princeton people were present. Congressman Miller delivered a short talk on Fri day afternoon. The display of farm and garden products was ceitainly fine. The school exhibits were excellent. Thete was a great arraj of articles of domestic manufacture, also of the fine arts, and there was no dearth of beautiful specimens of canned fruits, jellies, pickles, etc. Some fine horses were on exhibi tion in a prhate barn, but the Union's representative did not see them he was too busy enjoying the horse races, foot races and other sports on Main street, which were decidedly interesting. It was a good fair and the Cam bridge people seemed to vie with each other in trjing to make it pleasant for the strangers within their gates. There is just one suggestion we would offer our Isanti county friends: Establish permanent fair grounds commence right away. Potatoes and Grain From Oregon. A box containing JBurbank, Ohio and Long White potatoes, and sam ples of wheat and barley, was re ceived by W. H. Ferrell last week from Al. Munz, who is located at Redmond, Ore. All are of excellent quality, the potatoes being especially fine. Ten cars of these potatoes the Burbanks from Minnesota seed were raised in the vicinity of Red mond, says Mr. Munz, this season, but there is no market for them sufficiently near to make their ship ment profitable. The countrj is new but the samples received show clearly that the territory has a great future. W. H. Ferrell & Co. have the potatoes and grain on display in their office window. An Excellent Hotel. Mr. Andrew Bryson and Messrs. E. L. McMillan, Ira G. Stanley and Charles Keith and wives returned from a trip to Wahkon on Tuesday and are unanimous in their praise of the new hotel there (not yet christ ened)a 30-room house built of pressed cream brick, with baths, electric lights," sewerage, and all modern improvementsand while the genial landlord, Mr. W. F. Hackett, and his accomplished wife were not quite ready for their formal opening, they threw open their house and gave their guests a most enjoyable visit which they are counting the days to repeat. Abe James a Grandpa. Abe James received a telegram on Tuesday saying that a seven and a half pound boy had been born to Mr. 'and Mrs. E. M. Allen at North Yakima, Wash. Mrs. Allen is a daughter of Mr. James. x*= VOLUME XXXVI. NO. 40 ACCIDENTSJ)F WEEK Applegate Boy is Dragged Through Barbed-Wire Fences by Heifer and Seriously Injured. Grover Taylor Accidentally Shot by Companion and Eddie Teutz is Victim of Gun Accident. A deplorable accident occurred on Sunday evening at 5 o'clock, when Roy, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Applegate, suffered a fracture of the outer table of the skull and was badly cut by barbed wire on the head and face. Roy had gone to the pasture with his grandfather, W. L. Shrodethe latter to drive home a cow and heifer. Mr. Shrode fastened a rope around the neck of the heifer and gave the little boy the end of the rope to hold while he placed an other rope around the neck of the cow. The rope which the boy held had a loop at the end. The heifer, for some reason or other, became frightened and dashed across the pas ture, the loop slipping over the boys' head and the animal dragging him after it. In its mad flight the heifer tore through two barbed-wire fences, and in passing through a third the poor little boy struck a post and was released from the noose. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cook, wha witnessed the accident from their house, ran to the assistance of Mr. Shrode, who was nearly frantic from the occurrence. They found the boy cut and bleeding, with barbed wire wound tightly about his neck. He was conveyed to Mr. Cook's home and Dr. Cooney summoned by phone. Luckily the doctor was at home. He hurried to the Cook place in his automobile and conveyed the little sufferer to the Northwestern hos pital, where his wounds were dressed. The boy is at this time resting easily and the chances for his re covery are encouraging. Shot in Foot. By the accidental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of a companion,^ Grover Taylor, deputy gamewarden, was severely wounded in the left foot on Sunday. The charge entered the heel of the foot and came out on the upper side, tearing a big hole. Taylor was conveyed to the North western hospital for treatment. An amputation of the foot will not be necessary. The accident occurred at Long pond, where Taylor and his companion were hunting ducks. Loses Top of Toe. While Eddie Teutz was out hunt ing near Long Siding on Sunday he stumbled over a log and his shotgun was accidentally discharged. The charge entered the big toe of the left foot and Eddie was conveyed to the Northwestern hospital, where Dr. Cooney found it necessary to remove the first joint of the member. Increase in Assessment. The Minnesota tax commission has decided to increase the 1912 assess ment of real estate in Mille Lacs county 30 per cent, except in the four villages in the county. This raise is contemplated to bring the Mille Lacs county valuation up so that it will equalize with the other counties of the state. The commis sion has appointed Saturday, Sep tember 28, 1912, at 9:30 a. m., at the office of the Minnesota tax commis sion in St. Paul, as the time and place for granting a hearing to any interested party who wants to show that this increase is not justified. The Primary Election Tables. Elsewhere in this number of the Union will be found complete official tables of the result of the primary election in Mille Lacs county as well as a table giving the vote for legis lative candidates in the Forty-fifth district. The Union has taken great pains to insure accuracy in these re turns and considerable time has been, consumed in their compilation and typographical composition. Millinery Opening. The ladies of Princeton and vicin ity are respectfully invited to attend my fall and winter millinery opening tomorrow and Saturday, when a large assortment of trimmed hats will be on display. A souvenir will be given to every purchaser of goods to the ex tent of 50 cents or more Mrs. E. F. Griffith. The Bazaar. Camped at Mille Lacs Lake. Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Talbert of Long Lake, who, with Mr. and Mrs. Val Mott. were camping at Mille Lacs lake, returned home in their automobile on September 18, after a, very enjoyable sojourn.