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Princeton nigh School Team Does Its
Best But Luck in Big Chunks
Favors the Opposition.
Coach Doane and the Princeton Team
Speak in High Terms of the
Hospitality Accorded.
Last Saturday the local football
"team journeyed to Milaca to do bat
tle with the crimson and white play
ers of that village. Evidently the
long ride through the mud and slush
did not have a ver good effect upon
the orange and black pigskin booters
for they lost the game to their cous
ins up in the dry zone, and by a
decisi\e score at that. The team
left their native haunts early Satur
day morning and just leached Milaca
in time for dinnei, then piled into
their football togs to go out and do
battle with the natives.
The game was played on' the field
adjoining the Milaca high school
building and the field was in good
shape, fast and drv, notwithstand
ing the downpour of last Friday.
Capt. Fullwilei won the toss and de
cided to defend the west goal. At 3
o'clock Umberhockei started the
fracas b\ kicking off to Milaca's 10-
vaid line. The ball was returned a
few yards and then the two teams
did a little spairing back and forth,
trying each other out. as it weie.
Neither side could do much with the
other's defense at first, and the ball
seesawed back and foith in nearly
the center of the field. A big scare
was momentarily thrown into the
Milaca looters at this stage, when
Fullwiler recovered a Princeton punt
and was only downed after he had
reached the Milaca 5-yard line. The
ball had come in contact with one of
the uprights of the Milaca goal and
had cavorted back into the field of
pla The play was disallowed, how
ever, and was called a touchback for
the defenders of the Milaca goal.
After a few minutes more of play
Princeton recovered the ball and
started another forced maich for the
crimson and white goal line. On
Milaca's 20-yard line the Princeton
team attempted a forward pass, but
the play failed to work and McGilvra,
who was playing quarterback for
Milaca, intercepted the pass in mid
air and raced about 90 yards for a
touchdown, which was converted into
a goal a few minutes later. Score
Milaca, 7 Princeton, 0.
The first quarter ended without
further scoring by either side and in
the second period the two teams
played each other to a standstill for
the full ten minutes without a score
by either side. No further scoring
was done until about the middle of
the third period, when McGilvra
again took the ball for a wide swing
ing end run around Princeton's right
flank and plowed along for a 35-yard
run and another touchdown. No
goal. Score- Princeton, 0 Milaca,
The third and last touchdown came
in the fourth period of play and
gave the Milaca quarterback another
chance to display some real football
generalship. McGilvra returned a
Princeton punt to Princeton's 5-yard
line for first down and the rooting
brigade clamored wildly for another
touchdown. Swanson, one of the
Milaca backs, tore through the line,
carrying the ball almost to ,the goal
line. With about half a foot to go,
McGilvra called tor another line
buck, but the Princeton linemen
charged through and threw the run
ner for a loss of 5 yards. Meeting
this stubborn defense in the line Mac
executed a neat little piece of foot
ball strategy by taking the ball for a
wide end run around his own right
end and evading the Princeton taek
lers, scoring another touchdown.
Milaca failed to kick goal and in a
few minutes more the game was
ovei, the final score being 19 to 0.
The Princteon team, although
sadly demoralized by the loss ol its
two regular tackles just the night
before the game, played a stubborn
game throughout and the score
hardly gives them credit for their
excellent showing in this game.
With the fleetfooted McGilvra re
moved from the Milaca team our
guess is that the score would at least
have been a tie.
The game was haid fought on both
sides but the play was exceptionally
clean and sportsmanlike, and the
players of both teams came through
the contest in good shape.
After the game the Princeton team
and coach received an invitation
from the domestic science class to
sotu/i isto:i l|)S(K |c(i
attend a banquet given by the class
to the members of both teams,
coaches and faculty. The banquet
proved a huge success and the grid
iron warriors of the few minutes be
fore sat peacefully down side by side
with their opponents and partook of
the bounteous repast prepared by the
senior cooking class. With all the
good things to eat and in the beauti
fully decorated banquet hall where
the orange and black colors of the
visitors had been generously inter
mingled with the crimson and white
of the Milaca school, the soreness of
defeat and the exuberance of victory
soon reached a common level of good
fellowship and good feeling. It was
a fitting climax for a hard and clean
g^nie of football, and did much to
ward knitting athletic relations be
tween the two rival high schools into
a firmer knot than heretofore.
Girls of Sixties Entertained.
The "girl'' who entertained for
the October gathering of her vgisters
of "the '60's" was Mrs. Ellen How
aid, the occasion being a farewell
party for Mrs. Mary Rines, who
lea\ es soon for a winter on the Paci
fic coast.
All members were present and,
with Mrs. Page, who had received a
special invitation as guest of honor,,
an e\en dozen gathered about the
festive board. And such a repast as
gieeted them' The proveibial
"gioaning" of the table under its
burden of good things must have
been literalh true if evei so, and the
guests did justice to the feast in a
manner that bespoke unimpaired di
gestive organs.
In view of the fact that October is
the month of witches and goblins,
Mis. Howard had prepared a genuine
surprise for her guests in the way of
decorations, etc. Festoons of black
and orange, from out whose folds
appeared at intervals the forms of
witches, black cats and jack o'lan
terns, were draped above the table,
and the napkins and place cards were
decorated with the same grotesque
designs. Pumpkin shells, cut and
embellished most artistically, served
as salad dishes, and a fine large one
inscribed with the legend, "Girls of
the '60's," graced the table's center
as a fruit bowl. To literally "cap
the climax" the hostess had provided
souvenirs for all in the form of
witches' caps with goblin faces, and
these each guest was compelled to
don for the meal hour.
A farewell to Mrs. Rines in the
way of a tribute commemorative of
her zeal and devotion to the society
was read, and the evening enjoyed
in the usual manner,"just visit
ing, "and the company dispersed
enthusiastic in the praise of their
hostess, whom they voted an enter
tainer of the truly royal type.
A Regrettable Occurrence.
Charley Plummer received a severe
gash in the neck on Monday evening.
It seems that Charley, who had
taken on board too much liquid
damnation, entered Peter Moeger's
tailor shop thinking it was the Ideal
restaurant. During the time he was
there Mrs. S. W. Williams entered
the shop and asked Mr. Moeger when
the work he was doing for her
would be ready. Plummer then
tinned toward Mrs. Williams and
used language that was unbecoming
a gentleman and Mrs. Williams im
mediately left the shop and informed
her husband. Mr. Williams, enraged
at the insult offered his wife, drew a
knife and slashed Plummer's neck,
laying bare the jugular vein, but not
penetrating it. Plummer was taken
to Dr. Caley's office and several
stitches were taken in the cut.
Charley Plummer is generally an
industrious and well-behaved young
man, but a fondness for strong drink
is his weakness. The man who sells
or gives him intoxicating liquor
should be made to serve the state
at Stillwater.
Mr. Williams was greatly excited
was beside himself with passion
and was hardly responsible for his
actions. Had it not been for the
prompt interference of bystanders
the results might have been more
serious for all concerned.
Premier Colored Jubilee Company.
America's Premier Colored Jubilee
Concert company, an assembling of
the southland's sweetest singers, will
appear at the Congregational church
on Wednesday evening, October 23.
The sublime harmony of the ensem
blethe utter absence of all coarse
ness of rendition, the ultra excel
lence of the individual voices, the
melodic splendorwith its recurrent
memories of the pathos of a slumber
ing and tragical past, the rhythmical
refrain from the sunny southland,
wafted by master voices, combine to
make of this company the very epit
ome of the Lyceum's trinitythe
three "ilities" of worthability,
stability, and versatility.
Progress on Neav Starch Factory does
on ApacePlant Will Be
Largest in Northwest.
Farmers Will Be Enabled to Find a
Cash riarket tor All Refuse
Poratoes They Have.
Work on the potato starch factory
is going on apace and when complet
ed it will be the largest plant of its
kind in the northwest, capable of
handling readily all the waste pota
toes from an extensive territory.
The factory will prove a boon to
farmers, as they will be enabled to
dispose of all stock which would
otherwise prove a loss at reasonable
prices, and the Princeton Potato
Starch company, which is erecting
this great establishment at a heavy
expense, is entitled to considerable
credit for its enterprise.
Elmer E. Whitney, who drafted
the plans for the building and is in
full charge of its construction, is
giving every attention to detail and
the work is being thoroughly per
formed. No better man could have
been found than Mr. Whitney for
this particular work.
The building is of two stories with
basement. Its foundation is of con
crete and the walls are of substantial
woodwork covered with corrugated
steel. The roof is also of corrugated
steel. The basement, which will be
used for potato storage, is 36 feet
square and 10 feet deep. The first
floor, 36 by 68 feet, will be used for
grading and sacking, and on the floor
immediately above, of the same
dimensions, will be located the fan
heater and dryer. In this room is a
steel tank 7 feet in diameter and 8
feet high. The tub room, which is
located in a one-story building con
nected with the main structure, con
tains six 20-foot concrete tanks and
two tanks of 16 feet. Each has a
depth of 10 feet. The engine and
boiler room, located between the
main building and the tub room, is
32 by 48 feet and will be equipped
with a 80 horse-power Atlas engine
and two 80 horse-power boilers. On
the west side of the factory is a large
driveway and facilities for the rapid
unloading of potatoes. Fairbanks
scales with a weighing capacity of
six tons have been provided.
The equipment in every depart
ment is of the bestno pains or ex
pense has been spared to secure the
most modern machinery, some of
which was imported from Germany.
Men are now at work drilling'a
well on the premises and, in conse
quence of a thick rocky ledge in
terfering with prorgess, water has
not yet been obtained. However,
when a flow is secured, it will in all
probability be of large volume and
the water of the purest quality.
The above cup is offered by Mr. W. Hill, chairman of the board of
directors of the Great Northern Railway, for the best three bushels of pota-
toes--Early Rose, Early Ohios and Burbanksexhibited by one exhibitor
at the Mille Lacs County Fair of 1913. Mr. J. J. Hill and Mr. L. W. Hill
have both promised to be present and talk to the farmers at the Mille Lacs
County Fair next year.
Fana^c in Milwaukee Fires Bullet
From a 38-CaIiber Revolver
Which Lodges in Chest.
Despite Injury Roosevelt Delivers
Speech and is Later Taken to
Mercy Hospital, Chicago.
In Milwaukee on Monday night
Theodore Roosevelt was shot and
seriously wounded in the right breast
by a bullet fired by John Schrank of
New York, who had followed Roose
velt about the country for the pur
pose of assassinating him. Roose
velt had just left the Gilpatrick ho
tel and stepped into an automobile
for the purpose of being driven to
the auditorium, where he was to
speak, when the assassin pushed his
way through the crowd and fired.
Immediately the revolver was dis
charged Elbert E. Martin, one of
Roosevelt's secretaries, leaped from
the machine upon Schrank's shoul
ders and bore him to the ground.
Captain Girard of Milwaukee jumped
at about the same time and in an in
stant the man was overpowered and
disarmed. Had it not been for
Roosevelt's appeal to spare his as
sailant the fellow would doubtless
have been torn limb from limb by
the infuriated crowd. The man was
taken into the hotel and later re
moved to the police station.
None in the party at first enter
tained the slightest idea at the time
that Roosevelt had been shot. The
colonel, himself, felt no shock, and
it was assumed that the bullet had
gone wild. Despite the entreaties of
his friends, he gave orders to drive
on the the auditorium.
They had driven about a block
when John McGrath, another of
Roosevelt's secretaries, uttered an
exclamation and pointed to a hole in
the colonel's overcoat. Roosevelt
unbuttoned the coat and thrust his
hand beneath it. When he with
drew it his fingers were stained with
blood but he was not in the least dis
mayed by the discovery. 'It looks
as if I had been hit,'' he said, 'but
I don't think it is anything serious."
Dr. Terrell, who was in the ma
chine, insisted that Roosevelt return
to the hotel, but he would not hear
of it. Upon arriving at the auditor
rium the colonel was taken into a
dressing room and a superficial ex
amination made of the wound by
three doctors, who agreed that it
was impossible to hazard a guess as
to the extent of the injuries. They
said that Roosevelt should be taken
to a hospital. I will deliver this
speech or die," was Roosevelt's
The colonel left the dressing room
and went out upon the stage, where
Henry F. Cochems told the audience
that Roosevelt had been shot and
asked the people to remain calm.
Roosevelt walked to the front of
the platfoim and said, "It is true, I
have been shot, and* I am going to
ask you to be very quiet and excuse
me from making a very long speech.
I'll do the best I can, but, you see,
there's a bullet in my bod\. I'm
not hurt badly, however.'' He then
proceeded with his speech, evidently
with increasing effort, and talked for
more than an hour.
At the conclusion of his address he
was rushed, in an automobile, to the
emergency hospital, where he was
placed on an operating table and ex
amined by a number of surgeons.
The examination of the wound dis
closed that it had been made by a
bullet of large size, which entered
the fleshy part of the right breast
half wav between the collarbone and
lower rib. An X-ray machine which
was bi ought into requisition showed
that the bullet had penetrated the
chest to the depth of four inches and
lodged in the muscles instead of pen
etrating the lung.
After the examination was over,
and it had been decided to defer
probing foi the bullet until the
colonel had been removed to a Chi
cago hospital, he was conveyed to
the railwaj station, where he and
his partv embarked for the windy
In Chicago he was conveyed to
Mercy hospital, and there X-ray
examinations verified the diagnosis
of the Milwaukee surgeonsthat the
bullet had lodged in the muscles of
the chest. No operation for the
rmoval of the bullet was made at
that time.
Schrank, the man who shot Roose
velt, is a native of Bavaria, 36 years
old, who came to this country at the
age of 9. He said he has been en
gaged in the saloon business the
greater part of his life and had been
personally acquainted with Roosevelt
since the colonel was police commis
sioner of New York. His attention,
he said, was first attracted toward
Roosevelt as a political personage
when the colonel cried "thief" at
the Chicago convention. He consid
ered him a menace to the countrya
dangerous manand felt convinced
that if he (Roosevelt) was defeated
at the fall election he would again
cry "thief" and that his action
would plunge the country into a
bloody civil war. He said that for
mer PresidentMcKinley had appeared
to him in a dream and told him that
Roosevelt, and not Czolgosz had
murdered him in order that he
might become president. Schrank
therefore determined that it was his
duty to put Roosevelt out of the way
and had followed him about the
country for that purpose.
Theodore Roosevelt, according to
late dispatches, is resting easily but
no attempt has yet been made to
remove the bullet which is embedded
in the muscles of his chest.
The Bruno Show.
The announcement of the coming
of one of the Bruno attractions has
always heretofore been received as a
promise of something good in the
theatrical line and has been accepted
with pleasurable anticipation by
those of our people who attend the
theater. A Bruno show has always
been a good show. Consequently it
will be of interest to announce that
another of these attractions is booked
for Brands' opera house on the even
ing of Ocotber 23. The title of the
play is "The Family," and is by all
odds the best effort put forth by the
Bruno company.
State Experimental Road No. 2.
The mile of 'State Experimental
Road No. 2 in the town of Baldwin,
south of the village, needs to have
a road grader run over it and also a
good coating of straw, then it will
be in good condition for the remain
der of the fall. The publisher of the
Union is authorized by the engineer
of the State Highway Commission to
have the work done at a cost of not
to exceed $75.00. Now, is there not
some farmer or other person who
travels that road interested enough
to do the job, do it at once and do it
right? If so we would be pleased to
hear from him without delay.
Unclaimed Letters.
List of lettersTemaining unclaimed
at the postoffice at Princteon, Minn.:
Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. John
Anderson, Adam Bowker. Mr. B. G.
Lee, Mr. Jas. H. Powers, Ole Quest,
Mr* Jos. Varney. Please call for ad
vertised letters. L. S. Briggs, P. M.
Showing the Farmers on Their Own
Farms How the Yield of Cere-
als nay Be Increased.
Three Co-operative Demonstration
Plots of Five Acres Each to be
Selected in This Vicinity.
Under the personal supervision of
Mr. J. J. Hill, a great work is being
accomplished along the lines of the
Great Northern railway in this
state and in North Dakota, by dem
onstrating to the farmers, on their
own farms, how they can increase
the yield of their grain from 30 to 100
per cent.
There is nothing theoretical or
mysterious about the modus oper-*
andi. Mr. Hill has established what*
is known as the Great Northern Rail
way Agricultural Extension service.
This bureau costs the company many
thousands of dollars for its mainte
nance and at its head is Prof. F. R.
Crane, one of the best soil experts
in the country. In a township in
each county three five-acre plots are
selected by one of the field men un
der Mr. Crane. In making the selec
tions of plots care is taken to select
them on the farms of intelligent,
responsible farmers who will follow
directions. The plots are several
miles apart and of different soil if
possiblethe object being to prove
that the methods employed will be
successful on any soil. The farmer
agrees to follow directions. The
railway company furnishes the seed
and the farmer gets the crop. The
farmer is to provide, at his own ex
pense, commercial fertilizer or
barnyard manure, or both, and to ap
ply the same as directed, with the
express condition that such expendi
ture will not exceed the amount paid
the farmer by the railway company
In brief, the railway company fur
nishes the seed and the farmer gets
the crop and $8.00 per acre besides.
The only condition imposed is that
the aimer shall prepare the ground
as directed,manure or fertilize, at an
expense of not to exceed $8.00 per
acre, and report the yield to the com
The results are surprising. Mr.
Hill exhibited to the writer last
Saturday a list of returns more than
a yard long. Some of the yields on
these five-acre plots were phenom
enal. Oats went as high as 105
bushels per acre, and wheat 47 bush
els to the acre.
Here is a fair sample report from
one township in the northwestern
part of the state: On the Hill five
acre plot, wheat, 32.05 bushels per
acre remainder of the same field, 22
bushels per acre. Barley on the Hill
five-acre plot, 44.40 bushels per acre,
remainder of the same field, 30.12
bushels per acre. Oats on the Hill
five-acre plot 73.75 bushels per acre
remainder of the same field, 51 bush
els per acre. Let it be understood
that the farmers made a special effort
to make the remainder of their fields
yield as much as the Hill plots.
How are these results obtained?
By properly preparing the soil and
supplying what is lacking in the soil
by barnvard manure, a commercial
fertilizer, or both. Nothing mysteri
ous or theoretical about it.
Here is something also that must
not be overlooked: Once a fertilizer
is applied beneficial results will be
apparent for several years afterwards,
and by applying homeopathic doses of
the fertilizer annually the increased
yield of grain can be maintained in
The railway company is experi
menting with wheat, oats and barley
only, the three staple grain crops.
If the yield of these cereals can be
increased one-hundredfold by im
proved methods of farming, the same
results can be obtained with pota
toes, corn, etc.
In a few days either Prof. Crane
or one of his men will be in Prince
ton to select three co-operative dem
onstration pots in this vicinity, and
probably one at Zimmerman. The
publisher of the Union will,be busy
and out of town most of the time for
the next two weeks and farmers who
may be interested can talk the mat
ter over with McMillan & Stanley at
their land office.
Candidates by Petition.
The following have filed by peti
tion as candidates for county offices:
Oscar E.Stark, Princeton, and Fred
W. Thomas, Milaca, for register of
John P. Asp, Borgholm, for
F. C. Cater, Princeton, for county
commissioner in the First district.
T. E. Potts, Wahkon, for county
commissioner in the Fifth district.

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