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Princeton Highs Redeem Themselves in a Fast Game Played in the Enemy's Territory. Indications That Student Team Will Hang Numerous Scalps on Belt Ere the Season Closes. Last Saturday the local high school team contested for baseball suprem acy with Anoka in a close and excit ing game played on the latter's dia mond. The locals had been defeated upon the preceding Saturday by the down-river team and had practiced sedulously to insure victory in the next combat. This was achieved. Princeton's team work was especi ally well developed, and the boys worked togethei with a vim and vigor which their opponents could not successfully withstand. Berg of Princeton scored in the first inning, and in the third each team tallied once. Up to the eighth inning the score stood 2 to 1, when Princeton again, with a gust of rapid safe hits, scored four runs while Anoka scored twice in its half and, as neither tallied in the ninth, the score stood 6 to 3 in Princeton's favor. "Fish" pitched a steady game tbioughout and several times, when there were men on bases, bj clever twirling, avoided a run. Beig and Umbehocker also plaved an excep tionally good gamethe latter's base throwing was accurate and Anoka was therefore very cautious and timid in its attempt to steal second. The line-up, etc. AnokaLeary, lb: Lenesein, 2b: Douglas, 3b- Setzler, If: Stevens, rf: Faber, cf: Caswell, ss Ward, Piebble. c. Hits* Ward, Leaiy. 1 PiincetonBerg, lb: Young, Kaliher. 3b F. Umbehocker. Lofgren rf: Peterson, cf: Trunk, ss Fullwiler. D. Umbehocker, c. Hits: Young, 2 Fullwiler, 1: Berg, 2. 2: 2b: if The Eighth Grade Examinations. The March state high school board eighth-grade examinations held in various parts of the county have proven most satisfactory. Two hun dred and sixty-eight papers were sent to St. Paul and very few blue ones were returned. Districts 11 and 2b are the banner schools this year as to percentage attained. District 11 is the Foreston school and 26 is located east of Pease. Emma Cedergren is principal of the Foreston school and Kathryn Wold has charge of the school in district 26. Theie aie se\eral schools that show excellent work and hold a per centage ver\ close to the leaders. Examinations will be held on May 23, 26 and 27, at the following points: Districts 14, 16, 6. 23. 26. 10, 12, and 17. Anj subject maj be taken at the May examinations. Subjects taken in the first and second jear of high school vvoik are on the list as al ready oideied for three of the schools: others may obtain ques tions for algebia and plane geometry if ordered within the next 10 days. Papers for writing the examina tions will be supplied free from this office. Hereunder is a list of those who passed in the last test: Helen Anderson, Alfred H. Kue ther, Bertha Wittgren, Elsie Ander son, Neiie Bredahl, Tillie Bouma, Chark Bouma, Henrj Hubers, Jen nie Kiel. Milton Meline, Hazel S. L. kelson, Henry B. Anderson. Arnold Almlie, Bhinie Dagenais, Charles Johnson, Flora H. Normandin, Cece Olsen, Victor K. Palmquist, Rehaume, Hannah E. Swan- Anderson, John Brink, Regina L. E. Gee, Hazel I. Minks, Louis E. lia L. Emiy son, Agnes Thompson, George R. Olson, Anna Petrin, Gunnar Nel son, Edith L. Nelson, John Bur roughs. Otto H. Minks, Ethel O. Anderson, Olive M. Anderson, Ar nold Anderson, Olue L. Johnson, Floyd L. Bartlett. Clark L. Davis, Olga V. Franson, Olga L. Guderian, Conrad A. Johnson, Marie Jacobson, Ella H. Jaenicke, Ella B. Kruger, Maude Morgan, Esther L. Olson, William A. Oelschlager, Leslie P. Robideau, Mary Sorensen, Dagmar Sorensen, Lydia C. Scheller, Grace L. Thompson, Anita Talen, Clar ence E. Stromlund, Helen W. Sim mons, Axel V. Tornquist, Albert M. Peterson, Arthur Johnson, Leon ard Johnson, Hildegard A. Johnson, Melvina V. Graves, Mary Dekraai. Grace E. Cone, Henry B. Anderson, Harry E. Anderson, Viola Anderson, Adelia S. Carlson. Charlie DeRose, John E. Franzen, Andrew E. John son, Annie E. Johnson, Hilma Lundberg, Ruth Oliver, Esther Pearson, Arnold A. Reibestein, Jaenette M. Rocheford, Henry Stra ting, Ira Winans, Waifred A. John son, Florence G. Bleed, Mildred Ed monds, Esther Frescholtz, Janette G. Gee, Harold W. Hokanson, Eve lyn D. Hokanson, Marion E. Lund blad, Lillian Lindstrom, Fred E. Lunn, Florence E. Peterson, Elsie Peterson, Agnes W. Swanson, Del bert L. Sherman, Lydia Sorensen, Clarence E. Soderquist, Ruth A. Sholin, A'nna V. Tornquist. Caro line H. Zandell. Guy Ewing, County Superintendent. The Trouble With Mexico. More than a week has elapsed since U. S. marines, aided by the guns of the fleet of U. S. war ves sels, took possession of Vera Cruz. A score or so of our brave boys were killed and thrice as many wounded in the taking of the city. The Mex ican losses were much greater. A brigade of American troops under Brigadier General Funston now oc cupies the city and its'environs. No further aggressive mo\ement on the part of the United States is^ contem plated at present. The proposal of Argentina, Brazil and Chile to mediate has. with re servations, been accepted by Presi dent Wilson, and Huerta has also signified his intention of accepting the good offices of the three South American countries. Carranza and the Constitutionalists have given no intimation of what their intentions aie. In the meantime the war between Huerta's forces and the Constitu tionalists continues, and Tampico is expected to tall into the hands of the Constitutionalists any day. Small hopes are entertained at Washington of anything definite being accomplished by the envojs of the thiee South American republics in the way of securing an amicable adjustment of the troubles, as it is thought Huerta will not consent to be eliminated, and his elimination is the one thing that President Wilson insists upon. The Constitutionalist general, Car ranza, has expressed his disapproval of the occupation of Vera Cruz by United States forces. General Villa, howe\er, who is the real leader of the Constitutionalists, has repeat edly expressed his approval of the course pursued by this country. But he is such a consummate villain it is impossible to tell what his real feel ings are. The rank and file of the Constitutionalists are said to be bit terly hostile to the United States. If the peace negotiations fail, as is altogether probable, the United States will eventually have to fight both gangs of cutthioats. A pro tracted war will follow. The inevitable result will be the triumph of American arms but at an awful sacrifice of life and money. Then, what? Can a stable, decent government be established in Mex ico, and if so can such a government be maintained save by a United States army? Or will the United States be obliged to annex the coun tn? No matter what the outcome may be. it is the duty of every loyal American citizen to stand by the president. The motto of every true American should be, right or wrong, my country! The Nation's Criticism o! Wilson. The Nation, an influential English newspaper, while admitting that on broad grounds the action of the American government toward Mexi co is justified, severely criticises President Wilson for the stand which he takes in the premises. The Na tion, among other things, says: "By singling out this incident as an excuse for an action which amounts to war, Dr. Wilson has done more to lower the standard of inter national morality than all his fine utterances in the past have done to raise it. A statesman who interferes to restore order may argue that at some cost in lives and treasure he is putting an end to intolerable vio lence and cruelty, but the statesman who sacrifices lives because some ceremonial detail is lacking in the ritual of an apology is behaving with levity unworthy of a civilized ruler." Exhibits "A" Appropriated. I recently leaked out that during the last term of court some individ ual or individuals stole into Mr. O'King's vault and drank up two exhiibits, each marked "A," which had reposed in a corner on the floor for a couple of years and figured in two different cases. These exhibits consisted of bootleg whiskey,prob ably an admixture of sulphuric acid, MB9 B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1914. ii'-.-rfwirsa tobacco extract and alcohol,and the surprise is that the person or persons who appropriated and consumed the stuff lived to get out of the building. The fact that the dry" period had begun in Princeton was probably re sponsible for the theft, thinks Mr. O'King. But no man with any self respect, says he, would inflict punish ment upon his interior, by dumping such poison therein. Finds Over $400,000 Due. Attorney General Smith and one of his assistantsW. J. Stevenson have returned from a voyage of dis covery down east, where they suc ceeded in ascertaining that inheri tance taxes due the state of Minne sota amounting to more than $400,000 had been dodged. As a consequence the following will have to "dig up": The estate of Donald Smith, Lord Strathcona, will have to pay approx imately $151,500 tax on 40,400 shares of Great Northern railway stock valued at $5,050,000. John Stuart Kennedy's estate, which has already paid $347,000 to the state, will be taxed $172,000 more on additional securities worth $4,300,000. Other estates to pay large amounts will be those of Marshall Field, $25,650 Wil liam Deering, $75,000 Frank W. Higgins, $35,000 in addition to $11,000 pre^ iously paid. The state will get a small amount from the estates of J. Pierpont Morgan and Henry H. Rogers, for which inventories have not been completed. Investigation showed nothing due from the Mont gomery Ward, R. T. Crane and John Jacob Astor estates. Comments of London Papers. London, Apiil 24.The London morning papers comment in an iron ical vein on the dealings of President Wilson and Secretary Bryan with Mexico. The Standard compares them to philosophies from Mars. The Post says: They ought care fully to have considered what sort and size of war they wanted before they allowed shots to be fired. Pres ident Wilson is now at war with both halves of the Mexican people. How by that war he can give the Mexi cans the self-government that seems to him desirable we cannot imagine." The Daily News says: If the Washington government was really surprised at Carranza's ultimatum, its surprise is not very creditable to its statesmanship and intelligence." Be Fair to Every Section of Town. Residents of the southeastern cor ner of Greenbush and the southwest corner of Princeton township think, and not without reason, that they are neglected as far as road work is concerned by their respective towns. Every section of a township is enti tled to and should receive a square deal. The least that the residents of southeastern Greenbush and southwestern Piinceton have a right to insist upon is that the town road taxes raised in their respective local ities shall be expended upon the roads in those localities. Town boards should aim to be fair to every section of their respective towns. Give all a square deal. A Competent Official. Judge Bailey, who filed as a can didate for re-election as judge of pro bate last week, will, at the expira tion of his present term, have served in that capacity for eighteen years. During that period hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Sher burne county property have passed through the probate court, and so far as we have heard, not one single holler has been made by interested parties. Every penny has been ac counted for and the rulings of the court have been fair and equable. This is a remarkable record that we believe cannot be duplicated in the state.Elk River Star-News. The Depot Road West. For the past week the work of grading the road leading west from the depot has been in progress and a good job is being done. The first consignment of crushed rock from the St. Cloud reformatory ariived this morning and a force of men and teams will be at work hauling the same this afternoon. I is the in tention to unload the rock from the cars right onto the wagons and save handling it twice. I is planned to build a stretch of road that with proper attention will last for the next 50 years. Sensible Hibbing Commercial Club. Hfobing, Minn., April 23.The Hibbing Commercial club wili not guarantee any portion of the $60,000 asked by the State Federation of Commercial clubs for the construc tion of a building at the Panama ex position, but went on record as favor ing the expenditure of the money on good roads or work of the immigra tion department. LATE MEXICAN NEWS Mediators Ask Armistice Between United States and flexico and Huerta is Notified. Carranza and Villa Agree to Remain 1 Neutral so Long as Their Ter- ritory is Not Invaded. Washington, April 29.An armis tice in the difficulties between the United States and Mexico has been asked of this government and General Huerta by the South American en voys who have undertaken to avert war through mediation. Ambassa dor DaGama of Brazill today notified Secretary Bryan that this "had been determined upon as the next step in the negotiations and that General Huerta also had been notified. The Japanese government, it has developed, was asked and declined to act for the Huerta administration through its diplomatic representa tives in Washington and its consuls in the United States prior to Mex ico's application to Spain to perform this mission, which was accepted. While the Japanese embassy declines to confirm the report, it is known to be well founded and to nave given great satisfaction to President Wil son's administration as a significant expression of Japan's friendliness towards the United States. Unless the thinly veiled intima tions of members of the administra tion in high position are altogether misinterpreted, the United States has decided upon the next important step in case the pending attempt to settle affairs in Mexico by media tion fails. This is the recognition in some form of the constitutionalist government. If mediation fails it is claimed recognition of the constitutionalists as belligerents would place them on a footing where there could be an open alliance between their military forces and those of the United States for the purpose of ousting Huerta and quieting the country, rhis is a feature, however, which nobody in authority feels at liberty to discuss in sng way as long as the mediation negotiations are in progress. El Paso, Texas, April 29.The tense situation that has existed along the Mexican border was re lieved today by receipt of private advices from constitutionalists in Chihuahua that the conferences be tween General Carranza and Villa have resulted in agreement that the constitutionalists should act merely as spectators in the trouble between the United States and Huerta, so long as there is no armed American invasion of constitutionalist terri tory. The statements of President Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan that they are not making war on Mexicans but upon Huerta will be accepted at their face value. Vera Cruz, April 29.The "Fight ing Fifth'' United States army brigade was still aboard the trans ports here today, while Brigadiei General Frederick Funston was con ferring with Rear Admirals Badger and Fletcher ovei the transfer of control of Vera Cruz from the navy to the army. There was a possi bility that the troops might be landed today, but further delay until Thursday was expected. Local Military Notes. Cap. Johnson says: I detest this suspense, I am itching to get at "em" meaning of course, the Mexicanos. Art Roos has been practicing jiu jitsu and declares that he is now prepared to take a fall out of any Greaser he succeeds in laying hands on. Serenus Skahen is of opinion that he could mobilize sufficient Mille Lacs county baseball boys to go into Mexico and attach the person of one Victoriano Huerta. A If absolutely necessary Andrew Sjoblom says he will go to Sweden and recruit a regiment of "the toughest men on earth." He feels confident that such a regiment could annex Mexico within a week. Everything at Company armory is in readinessswords and bayonets sharpened and gun locks oiled, and the boys are mighty anxious to get into action. If sent to the Mexican border for patrol duty it will be dif ficult to keep them from fording the Rio Grande and doing some carving. "Let us get at 'em! is their war cry. It's a case of "watchful waiting" with the boys of Company G. Some of the militia boys were wading across the Rurc river on Sun day, practicing up for crossing the Rio Grande and toughening their feet. A. M. Davis thinks the war de partment should furnish each militia man with a small chemical engine with which to squirt hydrocyanic acid at the enemy. Herman Hofflander was observed throwing up earthworks in his back yard. He says he'd rather have blisters on his hands now than when he is in the land of the enemy. Grover Umbehocker's flatbottom boat was blown out of the river on Saturday night, and it was later as certained that some of the militia boys had been experimenting, with mines. There is but one thing, says Ar thur Van Wormer. that would pre vent him from joining the militia should the United States declare war upon Mexico, and that is he fears they would assign him to the posi tion of powder monkey, and that's a mighty dangerous job. Old Doc would like to render ser vice in the field but he's afraid the enemy would singe his pink whisk ers. ZTRNESON, J. S. Arneson. is a candidate for the republican nomination for rail road and warehouse commissioner. He is not a bad looking fellow and his looks do not belie him. Mr. Arneson is qualified to acceptably fill the position to which he aspires. Milaca Summer Training School. The state department of education has again placed Mille Lacs county on the list for a teachers' training school. The term will open in the high school building, Milaca, and continue every week day for four weeks. Subjects will be taken up as called for by teachers, including the common branches of study, and any studies necessary to secure first grade certificates. Competent men and women have been selected for the work and every available detail that will add to the efficiency of the course will be closely observed. Our schools in this county have all been of high standard, and it is the determination of those having this year's work in hand to make this year eclipse the preceding ones. Model work will receive daily at tention, and this is one of the most essential features for those who must have all grades to supervise and teach as is the case in our rural schools. Special instructors will be provided for agriculture and other important things that are now called for in the rural course of study. I is sometimes urged upon teach ers to attend schools away from home with superior advantages, larger forces of instructors and a wider range of studies, which, if you stop to consider, are somewhat myth icala mirage, as it proves when you reach the scene of the gilded dream. There are hundreds enrolled in the large centers, and many are needed to take charge of them, but the proportion of students to. the numbers of the faculty is far in ex cess of what it is in the less preten tious, but just as well systematized, schools in the smaller towns. An other glitter that is offered is credits that you may obtain to apply toward getting a certificate. Apply yourselves carefully in the home school to studies of your own selection, take the examination at the close, attain the required marks of 75, and you have a permanent mark that you know you have faith fully earned. At the end of the term, and dur ing its session you will be in close touch with the school boards of this and adjoining counties, and have ample opportunity of talking with board membets as to positions for *^JOLIT3[E XXXVIII. NO. 19 the coming year. There is no better way in the world to get a position as teacher than by personal application. Boarding rates and rooms can be obtained at as reasonable pfices in Milaca as any place in Minnesota. There are enough good hotels, good restaurants and private boarding houses in the village to care for all. Stop and think it over before spending your money, and place your order with the Mille Lacs county training schoal for 1914June 29 to July 25, at Milaca, Minn. Teachers examination, July 27, 28 and 29. Guy Ewing, County Superintendents Ed. Saxon's Warehouse Burns. Early on Wednesday morning Ed Saxon's warehouse, containing about four carolads of potatoes, was ut terly destroyed by fire. The fire alarm sounded at about 2:30 and the apparatus was rushed to the scene, but it was only possible to utilize the chemical engine in consequence of the distance between the ware house and the nearest hydrant. When the laddies arrived the entire upper part of the warehouse was ablaze and it was impossible to sub due the great volume of fire. Marshal Blair was the first to ar rive at the warehouse, and he found that the staple from one of the win dows had been pulled out and that the lock was missing. The marshal entered the building and succeeded in bringing out 17 sacks of potatoes before the interior became too hot for him. As no stoves were being operated in the warehouse the cause of the fire, which started in the upper part of the building, is a mystery. An insurance of $4,000 on the building and $1,500 on the stock was carried in companies rppresented by Guy Ewing. Fined for Illegally Selling Liquor. Henry Uglem of Long Siding was arrested on Monday morning by Sheriff Shockley and in the afternoon brought before Justice Dickey upon a charge of illegally selling malt liq uor. The defendant pleaded guilty and was fined $29.25 and costs, which amounted in all to $50. For several weeks complaints had reached the ears of the authorities^ that a blind pig was being operatfeif in the Lon'g*^ Siding pool room, and about 10 days ago the sheriff told Uglem he had been informed that he i Uglem) was selling liquor illegally. At the same time the sheriff warned Uglem that if he obtained sufficient evidence against him he should arrest him. A few days thereafter the necessary evidence was obtained in the shape of three bottles of rnaltum, purchased by two different men, and the arrest, which resulted as stated above, fol lowed. Birthday Anniversary Observed. On Tuesday E. A. Ross was 75 years of age and members of the family gathered at his home to make the occasion pleasant for him, an honor which he greatly appre ciated. Mr. Ross was presented with a gold-headed cane and a num ber of other tokens of esteem. Neither Mr. or Mrs. Ross are en joying good health at the present time, but the Union hopes that with the coming of warm wather their condition will improve. Patriotic Nuns. La Crosse, Wis., April 25.Ser- vices as nurses of 300 nuns of the Franciscan order, whose headquar ters are here, were offered to the war department by the mother su perior today. A dozen experienced nurses can start on an hour's notice, it is announced, and others will fol low rapidly. The sisters are all anx ious to go to the front and are clam oring for the first assignment. Death of a Glendorado Boy. Elmer, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Hoff of Glendorado, died on Thursday, April 23, death having resulted fiom pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Langseth in the Glendorado Norwegian church last Saturday afternoon and the interment was in the cemetery at that place. Child of Mr. and Mrs. Dehn Dies. Dora A., the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dehn of Dalbo, died on Saturday, April 25, aged 8 months 19 days. Funeral services were held at the family residence on Tuesday afternoon and the inter ment was at Oak Knoll. Rev. Ser vice officiated at the obsequies. Unclaimed Letters. List of letters remaining unclaimed at the postoffice, Princeton, Minn., on April 27: Mrs. C. R. Princeton, Mrs. J. H. Howard. Please call for advertised letters.^ M. MT Briggs, Acting Postmaster.