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That is the Conditon of the Fair Grounds of Milk Lacs County Agricultural Society. New Horse Bam Completed at a Cost of $1,135Many Other Per- manent Improvements. Thanks to the untiung efforts of President Brso a no" his assistants, the fair grounds piesent a beautiful appearance at piesent The build ings that vveie destioyed by lire last spring ha\e all been replaced and many impio\ements have been added. All that is necessary now to have e\ei.\ thing in readiness for the fair is the whitewashing of the barns and cleaning up a few odds and ends The new hoise barn is a spacious building, 120x40 feet, and is admir ably adapted loi the purpose for which it is intended. It is even better arranged than the old barn that was destioyed by lire. The stalls are ioom\ and will easily ac commodate 100 horses. There is a wide alle\ through the center of the bain: the paititions are of solid pine planks and there is a strong wire netting thiough or pver which horses cannot reach, thus sightseers need have no fear of getting nipped Theie aie also wide alleys in the rear of each of the row of stalls. There is a neat loom o\erhead in the barn where the attendants can sleep and change their clothes. We venture the asseition that this barn is not excelled in point of conven ience by that of any county agricul tural society in the state. Some improvements have been made in the large cattle barn, which will house from 80 to 100 head of cattle. The sheep and hog pens, immedi ately noith of the hoise and cattle bains are models of neatness and \ei\ conveniently arranged for hous ing and exhibiting the animals. Theie aie 15 pens, each 8x16 feet, with an open space in front. I will not be necessary to remove the animals from the pens for judging or exhibition, as an unobstructed view can be had from the front of each pen. A new band stand has been erected south of the nidges' stand and it is certainly tasteful and well arranged The center of the band stand will be utilized for a rostrum from which an ordinary speaker can easily make himself heard in the remotest corner of the grand stand. The ladies' rest room, which proved so popular at the last fair, has not been overlooked. The build ing now fronts directly on the open space and there is no gate to go through to enter it. A commodious toilet room of three compartments for ladies, built of tiling and neatly finished off on the inside, has been erected between the rest room and the race track. Numeious little alterations for the better have been made in the horti cultural hall and in the art hall, and a \eranda has been added to the administration building. The enterprising firm of Hofflander Bros, have built a tasty new booth. John Thoma owns the center booth and Tommy Scheen the one on the south end of the row. The three booths present an attractive appearance. A solid cement floor has been laid in the butter, cheese and honey ex hibit hall under the grand stand. There is a roomy refrigerator in this hall in which a ton of butter can be stored and kept ice cold. This hall is 16x56 feet and could not be im proved upon. The township exhibit hall under the center of the grand stand is 16x54 feet and ample accommodations will be provided for all township ex hibits. With the libera] preimums offered, $300, this hall should be filled with exhibits. Under the north end of the grand stand is located the hall for agricul tural products raised by school children and for school exhibits. Thousands will visit this hall and they will be well repaid by what they will see. The baseball grounds have been moved nearer the race track and directly in front of the grand stand. Several hundred dollars have been expended on these grounds. Base ballists say the Princeton grounds are simply out of sight. The grounds have been mowed and all the litter has been removed. The streets leading to the grounds have been strawed, and in fact nothing has been left undone to have everything in first-class shape. The beautiful silver cup offered by Mr. L. W. Hill, chairman of the Great Northern Eailway board of directors, for the best four bushels of potatoes, is on exhibition at Mc Millan & Stanley's office, and is cer tainly a prize there should be keen competition to obtain. Mr. J. J. Hill, the empire builder of the Northwest, has promised to be here and talk to the farmers on the third day of the fair, Friday, Sep tember 12. Mr. Hill is easily Min nesota's foremost citizen. He never fails to interest the farmers and his advice is always good. He is getting along in years, and this is probably the last opportunity that people in this vicinity will be afforded to see and hear this really great man. If the weather is favorable the twenty-second annual fair of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural so ciety will be a hummer. Remember the dates: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 10, 11, 12 and 13 Harry Thaw Escapes From Asylum. In a well-planned scheme Harry Thaw secured his liberty from Mat teawan asylum for the criminal in sane early on Sunday morning. Probably with the connivance of his guard, Thaw took advantage of the occasion when the milkman called at the institution to make a dash for liberty. An automobile was, very conveniently, passing at the time and Thaw jumped into it and was whirled away at a mile-a minute clip. A dispatch from Coaticook Quebec, dated August 19, says: "Hariy K. Thaw was arrested here today. He drove into town at 2 o'clock this morning, having en gaged a farmer to bring him from Hereford, where he left a Maine Central train last night. He de clares he is the man who escaped fiom Matteawan last Sunday, but sajs the officials cannot hold him be cause he has committed no crime. Two companions of Thaw have also been detained under suspicion ol having committed an offense in another and friendly nation. The two men engaged counsel but re fused to disclose their identity. Thaw was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Dupuy today and was lemanded to Sherbrooke jail. The Canadian immigration authoriites declared this afternoon that Thaw would be deported." Application for a writ of habeas corpus, demanding the immediate release of Harry K. Thaw, fugitive slayer of Stanford White, was sub mitted yesterday to Judge Globensky in the superior couit at Sherbrooke by Charles D. White, a lawyer re tained by telegraph over night by the Thaw family. This move, re garded at first as a formality to bring Thaw into court after his arrest as a fugitive from Matteawan, was subsequently explained by his counsel as being more significant. Counsel contended that he has been detained illegally and that, through habeas corpus, he should be set free at once. A press dispatch from New Hamp shire says: "New Hampshire does not want Harry K. Thaw within its boundaries. In the event that he re-enters the state through deporta tion proceedings in Canada and legal justification can be found for the act, he will be surrendered promptly to the New York authorities. This declaration was made today by Gov ernor Samuel D. Felker." NcAIpine Murdered. Murder was the verdict returned on Monday afternoon by the cor oner's jury which investigated the death of John McAlpine, a wealthy lumberman found shot to death in the basement of his palatial resi dence at Duluth early last Friday morning. The jury finds that death was caused by a gunshot wound in the head, the weapon being in the hand of some person unknown. The case is the most puzzling which has confronted the Duluth police for years and they will continue their investigations. The next official body to take up the murder mystery will probably be the grand jury, which meets in September. McAlpine was found dead in the basement of his home about 3 o'clock on the morning of August 15 by his stepson, Dale McAlpine. The latter testified that he did not see the revolver which was later found a short distance from the body. Others in the house at the time were Mrs. John McAlpine, Mrs. Dale McAlpine and Miss Margaret Bergem, the maid, all of whom de clare they heard no shot fired, but their evidence was in other respects conflicting. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1913. KILLED WAHKON Colin Livingston, While Intoxicated, is Struck by Passenger Train and Instantly Killed. Livingston Had Been Employed With Soo Construction dang for Less Than a Week. Dr. Darragh, county coroner, was summoned to Wahkon on Monday at noon to investigate the death of a man who was killed early that morn ing by a passenger train. The doctor hurried to that point and found in the depot the body of a man which had been removed from the lailroad tracks. Investigation disclosed the following facts: The unfortunate man's nameas shown by an identification card in one of his pocketswas Colin Livingston. This card requested that in case of accident or death Robert Livingston of Muskegon, Mich., be notified. A letter from his sistei, who li\es at the same place, was also found in his pocket and a receipt for a check of $8.47, which had been left at the Bex hotel, which bore the date of August 18, in the early morning of whichbe tween 3 and 3:30Livingston met his death. Livingston's body was found by fellow workmen on the railroad right of way at about 5 o'clock on Monday morning and lemoved to the depot. The man was probably sitting on the end of a tie or on a rail when he was struck by the cowcatcher of the fast passenger train which went through Wabkon between 3 and 3:30 that morning. An examination of the body, which had been hurled a distance of 15 feet, showed that it had been badly ciushed on the lowei lelt side and that the right temple was bruised. Death was probably instantaneous. Livingston was employed with the construction ciew working on the Soo spur at Wahkon and had been theie only five days. According to the testimony of fellow workmen, he had been drinking heavily during Sunday and Sunday night, and shortly before the passenger train was due had entered the boarding car and offered a companion a drink from a bottle. This companion, however, refused his offer and ad vised him to go to bed, saying, "You know you will have to go to work in the morning," or words to that effect. Livingston then left the car and was not again seen until his mutilated body was discovered on the right of way. The coroner decided that there was no necessity for impaneling a jury and ordered that the dead man's relatives be notified and given a reasonable time to claim the body. In the meantime the remains were turned ovei to the local undertaker with instructions to inter them at the expense of the county if not so claimed. Livingston is said to have been a well educated, gentlemanly fellow who commanded the respect of both the construction boss and the men. Whiskey was doubtless responsible for his death and in all probability for the fact that he was employed with a gang of railroad laborers. More Blackleg Reported. Dr. C. S. Neumann reports the prevalence of blackleg in the herd of Johnson Bros, of the town of Prince ton. Four fine steers died the latter part of last week from the effects of the disease and Dr. Neumann im mediately vaccinated 50 of the herd which were under two years of age. After cattle arrive at that age they are not susceptible to blackleg. Johnson Bros, have a herd of some thing like 125 prime steersthe boys raise some of the finest beef cattle in this country. It appears to us that cattle raisers should protect themselves against blackleg, which is a highly fatal disease, by having their young cattle inoculated with the serum which renders them immune before turn ing them out to grass in the spring time. Pays $7,840 Interest Annually. Mille Lacs county and its political subdivisions owes the permanent school funds of the state $196,000. The money was brorowed by the county to refund its floating in debtedness, by the villages, towns and school districts for various pur poses, and quite an amount is for ditch bonds. The rate of interest paid the state is four per per cent, which means that the aggregate in terest paid by the county and its political subdivisions amounts to $7,840. BOYS REGAIN STRIDE Princeton Ball Team Goes Against .Abeles Bros.' Nine and Trims Them to a Finish. New Clothes Men Come Here Next Sunday to Have Their Raiment Bespattered With Mud. Displaying a complete reversal in form! from their playing in the Foley gam| on the previous Sunday, the Princeton team regained their stride and |went under the wire an easy wimter in their game with the Abefes Bros.' team from St. Cloud at trje local ball yard last Sunday. The locals played in their old-time fount and gave "Fish" the finest kind of support throughout. Hard chances to the outfield were knocked down and converted from hits into putouts, much to the disgust of the Saintly City lads, who pasted them out to the sun gardens. Caley, Bill Roos and Doane played the outfield and smothered everything that came their way, getting in all a total of five putouts, several of which were difficult chances. The infield was somewhat shifted around for the Sundaj game, but the new combina tion seemed to be well fitted to gether and went through the whole game with only one error chalked up against them out of many chances, some of which were easy and others difficult. Art Roos was out of the game owing to illness and Wilkes was mustered in to cover the initial back. Smith was at his old stand at second, Berg covered the short field position and Harry Davis was cavort ing around the third station with all his old dash and pepper. These four men covered the infield in great shape and presented a stone wall defense to the St. Cloud attack. Fullwiler was on the firing line and pioved to be the right man in the right place. For nine straight in nings he shot them over with deadly accuracy, striking out eight of the opposing batsmen and allowing only tfe'oe hits, which were scattered out iver as many innings. "Fish" nevei let up during the whole game and seemed to grow stronger as the game progressed. Porter and Skahen worked behind the bat. and al though Joe's sojourn back in the land of bird cages and chest pro tecters was only for a brief while, he demonstrated that he was an old pastmaster of the catching art. Skahen relieved Joe of his strenuous duties in the second round and caught his usually good game, be sides doing some exceptionally clever work in nipping off several prospec tive scores at the plate on close plays. The whole team played together as one man Sunday and reminded the fans of the earlier days of the season when the machine was running so smoothly and beating all comers. St. Cloud got a healthy start in the opening round when Smith, first man up, got a life on Berg's error, and later galloped to second and then home whlie the locals were endeavor ing to get the correct range for base throwing with a wet and slippery ball. This was the best the Saints could do for this inning, and it ap peared to be just enough to madden the locals into one of their old-time batting bees. W. Roos was hit with a pitched ball and stole second, going to third on the overthrow when the Saints' catcher threw the slippery sphere to center field in a vain at tempt to catch "Rabbit" Roos as he scooted for second. Doane dropped a Texas leaguer over second and Roos scored the first run. Davis waited it out and was awarded free trans portation to first for his patience. Wilkes hit a roller down the first base line and all hands were safe when the Saints' first baseman tried for a forced play at third. With this heavy congestion of traffic waiting on the bases Smithie smashed a triple to left field and three more of the maroon stockinged lads waltzed home. This one inning was really enough to win the game, as the best the Saints could do was to collect one more lone tally in the third. But the locals kept breaking loose fiequently throughout the game and collected in all a total of nine safe hits, which proved to be good for eleven runs. Every man on the Princeton team got a hit except Roos and Fullwiler, while Berg and Wilkes each grabbed off a pair of singles. St. Cloud' used three pitchers dur ing the game, and the locals seemed to take kindly to the offerings of all three of them. With the unanimous consent of the visiting team Heine Plaas was select- ed as the umpire and got away with the arbitrating end of it without trouble. We presume that Heine's Teutonic cognomen had something to do with the very fraternal feeling that the Saintly City Dutch had for the local umpire, for before the game they insisted on Heine as the umpire for the pending battle. Next Sunday will be a red-letter day in the locals' baseball schedule, for on that day the New Clothes team from St. Cloud will be here for a return game with the Princeton team. This is the only team that the locals have crossed bats with this season that they haven't beaten, as the first game between these teams went to the St. Cloud team by a score of 3 to 8. The home team is determined to avenge their former defeat this coming Sunday, and will play their best baseball in order to even things up with this team which is really the best team that has played on the home grounds this season. It appears as if the home team has got out of their recent slump and are back at their old stride. The team will be further strengthened by the addition of Wilkes, who has been engaged to play with the team the rest of the season, and who can be used to good advantage at any place on the field. Everybody turn out and see the best game of the season. Tigers Victorious. The Princeton Tigers went to Zimmerman last Saturday to play the kid team of that place and suc ceeded in giving the Sherburne county lads a good drubbing, the final score being 23 to 9. The game was pulled off for the amusement of the crowd attending the I. O. O. F. picnic and proved to be the big hit of the program of sports. This is the third game played and won by the Tigers, and they will soon be ready to challenge the first team. The Tigers are a 13-year-old organi zation and play ball like a lot ot big leaguers. Sure, We Know You. At present three-fourths of the population of our county seat, Princeton, knows nothing about nor ever heard of Opstead or the town of East Side, but we'll bet our best Sunday hat that they will know more about us in this neck of the country ten years from now.Op stead Cor. Wahkon Enterprise. The above is slightly overdrawn. The Union has a valued correspon dent at Opstead, and almost every body who is anybody in Princeton and the surrounding country reads the Union. Furthermore, it will not be the fault of the Union if within the next two years there is not a good broad highwaygravel and rock-surfacedleading from the county seat to the northern bound ary of East Side. Then we expect to see the population of East Side treble what it is today and every family in the town own at least one benzine wagon which will cover the distance to the county seat in less than two hours. O, yes, the people up there and down here will know each other better in less than two years from now. and good roads will be the cause of it. Swedish Lutheran Mission. The Minneapolis district of the Minnesota conference held a mission meeting at Princeton on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday evening Rev. Aug. Samuelson spoke on the subject, "Redemption," and on Tuesday morning Rev. O. A. Nelson spoke on "God's Children." On Tuesday afternoon there was a general discussion on the subject, "Divine Election." All the pas tors present took part in this very profitable and inspiring discussion. In the evening Revs. Almquist and Nelson each gave a short ser mon. Similar services were conducted at Zimmerman by Revs. E. A. Lind gren and O. Lundgren and at Green bush by Revs. G. Rast, C. O. Lund quist and E. Schuch. Ail these services were well at tended and we feel sure that even this "seedtime" will bring great blessings for time and eternity. Rev. J. A. LeVine, the local pastor, is laboring hard and is worthy of everybody's loyal support. Aug. Samuelson, District Secretaiy. Decidedly Raw Shoddyites. Minneapolis brags about its club whose members eat nothing but un cooked food. We have seen some persons from that town who are de cidedly raw in appearance and man ner, but we have never attributed the fact to gastronomic causes. Sur face reasons have been so apparent that we have never thought of look ing into the depths of the subject for others.Minnesota Union Ad vocate. VOLUME XXXTII. NO. 35 FORCED TODISGORGE Again flinneapolis' Pet Pine Land Baron Figures in the Federal Courts of Oregon. Moon-Faced C. A. Smith Must Relin- quish 20,000 Acres of Timber Land in That State. Portland, Ore., August 14. Twenty thousand acres of land in Coos county, Ore., was ordered for feited vesterday to the United States from the C. A. Smith Lumber com pany, in a decree signed by Federal Judge Bean. The forfeiture was made as a settlement under the "innocent pur chaser" statute, passed by congress to protect purchasers of timber lands from the Oregon & California Rail road company, which has acquired the lands under a government grant. The defendant timber company had purchased the land in a large block from the railroad company, paying more for it than $2.50 an acre. Under the terms of the land grant the Oregon & California railway was authorized to sell these lands to actual settlers only, in blocks of 160 acres at $2.50. The above appeared in the daily papers as an Associated Press dis patch from Oregon. If the govern ment continues to force poor Mr. Smith to disgorge he will not be in condition to finance many more political campaign* in Minnesota. Gun Club Shoot. Fourteen members of the Prince ton Gun club attended the weekly shoot last Thursday and Dr. McRae proved to be the high man with a score of 21 out of a possible 25. Joe Mossman was a close second with 20 birds to his credit, but we had hoped to see him in the lead upon this oc casion. Martin Belsem was low man, cracking only five birds. He appears to be growing "worse and worser" so far as marksmanship is concerned. However, Ole Ingebret son was not much better he smashed only eight of the clay pigeons. We are pleased to note that Ole B. Randall is forging to the fronthe shattered 18 birds upon this "aus picious occasion." Joe Craig, jr., on the other hand, appears to be go ing to the badhe punctured only 13. The names of those who par ticipated in the shoot with their respective scores are hereunder given: Dr. McRae, 21 Joe Mossman, 20 Ole B. Randall, 18 H. L. Zimmer man, 17: J. H. Hoffman, 16: W. G. Fredericks, 16 A. E. Hayes, 16 Swan Olson, 15 Oscar Erickson, 15 I. G. Stanley, 14: J. C. Herdliska, 14 Joe Craig, 13: Ole Ingebretson, 8 M. A. Belsem. 5. Old Settlers' Picnic. The Scandinavian settlers of Ben ton, Sherburne and Mille Lacs counties will have their annual picnic at the home of Jens Forde in Glendorado township on Sunday next. Friends and neighbors ot the old Scandinavian pioneers are cor dially invited to this celebration. The ladies will bring pioneer dinner baskets and the old standbys will not forget to take along some change. The first item in the pro gram is a pioneer dinner and the next speeches by some of the first settlers. A. Abrahamson will make the first speech the Norwegian language. He is the president of the first and strongest Scandinavian or ganization of the settlement. This is no political meeting. West Branch Creamery Picnic. The West Branch Creamery com pany will give its annual picnic in O. H. Uglem's grove, district 4, Green bush, next Sunday, August 24. Two good speakers on dairying and kindred topics have promised to be present to address the gathering. There will also be a ball game be tween two strong teams and soft drinks, ice cream, etc., may be ob tained on the grounds. Farmers, as usual upon such occasions, will have a basket dinner at noon. The creamery company extends a gen eral invitation to the public to at tend this picnic and promises a pleasant time. Wilson's Proposals Rejected. President Wilson's proposals to Huerta, as presented by John Lind, have been virtually rejected and the situation remains about the same as it did before the president sent his personal envoy into the land of the Greasers. What course the United States government will now pursue remains to be seen.