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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
The Prospects Are Good for an Ex-
ceptionally Fine Display in
Eer Department.
Attracts Amusement Features, In-
cluding Evening Programs on
August 24 and 25.
Next Saturday morning, August 21,
the Mille Lacs county fair will open
in Princeton and close on Wednesday
evening, August 25. All exhibits
Vvith the exception of livestock must
be entered on the opening dayin fact
this day has been set apart for that
particular purpose. Live stock may
be entered up to 11 a. m. on Monday,
August 23 It is important that these
regulations be complied with.
Present prospects indicate that this
year's fair will have on exhibition the
largest and best display of live stock,
grains, vegetables, etc in the history
of the Mille Lacs County Agricul
tural society.
There are hundreds of fine cattle,
horses, hogs and sheep the sur
rounding country, and gram and
vegetables, despite the dry weather,
are of good quality
Every farmer should put forth his
best efforts to place on exhibition
specimens of all his agricultural
products and display as much live
stock as possible. There is ample
room in the capacious buildings and
pens at the fair grounds for housing
large numbers of cattle, horses, hogs,
sheep, poultry, etc.
Farmers should take pride in their
home fair, as it is of much greater
importance to them than the state fair.
They should do their utmost to dem
onstrate to the people of other coun
ties that this part of the state is
capable of growing the finest agricul
tural products in Minnesota and rais
ing the best cattle and horses.
The amusement program should in
itself prove a big drawing card. No
pains have been spared by the man
agement to secure a line of attrac
tions which will please the multitude.
An innovation at this, year's fair
will be amusement programs on
Tuesday and Wednesday nights,
which will include the "Battle of
Verdun" and the "World Rotation,"
produced in pyrotechnics. No one can
afford to miss these wonderful at
Hereander is printed the amuse
ment program in detail:
Saturday, August 21.
Entrance day for everything but
live stock. Live stock may be entered
up to 11 a. i.v Monday, August 23.
Monday, August 23.
1 00Farmers' race, trot or pace
half mile heat, best two in 3, for purse
of $40 divided, first $20, second $12,
50, third $7.50.
1:30The Gordons and Kangaroc
"Big Bob," the Kangaroo stands near
ly as high as a man, and is a clever
2:00Running race, free for all,
half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for purse
of $35 divided, first $15, second $12,
third $7.50.
2:15The Randow Trio, acrobats
and tumblers.
2:30The Flying Valentinos, a
combination flying ring aftd trapeze.
3.00The Flying Circus, consisting
of an aeroplane piloted by Lieut. Lara
bee, known as the "Flying Squirrel,"
who will give two exhibitions each
day, demonstrating looping the loop,
barrel rolls, zimmelman, spirals, verti
cal eights, roverscments, tail spins,
and the falling leaf. Also a five mile
race between the aeroplane and the
falcon, or a racing car. The falcon
is a huge freakish-looking hydroplane
built on a motor car having a speed
of 60 miles an hour, but does not leave
the ground. The circus will also in
clude a wireless rcdio exhibition con
ducted by Lieut. Commander G. H.
Fort and five sailor boys from the
Great Lrkes station.
3:30Ball game, Anoka vs. Prince
Tuesday, August 24Milaca Day.
1:00Farmers' race, trot or pace,
half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a
purse of $40 divided, first $20, second
$12.50, third $7.50.
1:30The Gordons and Kangaroo.
2:00Running Race, free for all,
half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for purse
of $35 divided, first $15, second $12,
2:15The Randow Trio^ acrobats
and tumblers.
2:30The Flying Vanentinos.
30)0The Flying Circus.
3:30Ball Game, Milaca vs. Prince
Minn Historical Society
Tuesday Evening, August 24.
8:00The Gordons and Kangaroo.
8:15The Randow Trio, acrobats
and tumblers.
2:30The Flying Valentinos.
combination flying ring and trapeze.
9:00A grand display of fireworks,
featuring the "Battle of Verdun."
Wednesday, August 25.
1.00Farmers' race, trot or pace,
half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a
purse of $40 divided, first $20, second
$12.50, third $7.50.
1:30The Gordons and Kangaroo.
2:00Running race, free for all,
''half mile heats, best 2 in 3, for a purse
of $35 divided, first $15, second $12,
third $7.50.
2:15The Randow Trio, acrobats
and tumblers.
2:30The Flying Valentinos, a com
bination flying ring and trapeze.
3-00The Flying Circus.
3:30Ball Game, Onamia vs. For
Wednesday Evening, August 25.
8:00The Gordons and Kangaroo.
8:15The Bandow Trio, acrobats
and tumblers.
8:30The Flying Valentinos.
9:00Grand display of fireworks,
featuring "The World in Rotation."
Music each day and evening by good
Entrance fees of 10 per cent will be
deducted from all money winners in
the horse races.
Good Hope Church Dedicated.
Last Sunday the church of Good
Hope, near Spencer Brook, was dedi
cated. Immanuel's Lutheran church,
Princeton, had no services upon that
day and the pastor and congregation
attended the dedicatory exercises.
Since last summer regular services
have been conducted at Spencer
Brook by Rev. Vogel, and some weeks
ago the congregation organized and de
cided to purchase the Christian
church. Rev. Henning's congregation
of Glenwood City, Wis., donated the
altar, pulpit and a communion set and
Immaunel's Lutheran a beautiful pul
pit bible.
The pastor loci, assisted by Rev.
Spieler of Canova, S. D., consecrated
the church, which was beautifully dec
orated by the members, in the name
of the Triune God.
In the morning Rev. Spieler
preached the festival sermon from
Psalms 84, which Rev. Vogel con
ducted the altar sermon. In the af
ternoon the pastor loci preached from
Psalms 26:6-8 and Rev. Spieler took
the text of his address from Luke 19:
41-44. The choir of Immanuel's church
rendered very inspiring hymnal selec
Cahin Has Terrifying Experience.
There is a story afloat that six hogs
which Calvin Olson was driving on
the river bottom escaped and swam
the stream, and that Calvin waded
across in pursuit. While running at
top speed he suddenly disappeared
he had dropped into a well the sides
of which were unscalable. He yelled
until he was hoarse and said his
prayers, but no response came from
above until he had been in the'hole
about two hours, when three small
boys who were homeward bound from
fishing discovered him. The little fel
lows tried to pull him out with their
fish poles but this proved of no avail.
Then one of them ran to a farm
house, described the situation, and the
farmer, carrying a rope, hastened to
the well and, with the assistance of
the boys, hauled Calvin to the surface.
A more bedraggled specimen of hu
manity probably never was seen. His
shirt was torn to shreds, he was cov
ered with slime and the skin was
scraped from the tip of his nose. He
stated that in the descent his watch
had dropped from his pocket and sunk
in the mud, but said it was no good,
anyway. He realizes that it was a'
V^e-?- 7 it^Jr^*^P3^T"*"*$& f"|f
Highway Commissioner Babcock Ex-
plains Amendment No. 1 to
Several Hundred People.
Picnic Dinner Partaken of in the
Grove and Farmers Enjoy Out-
ing on the Lake Shore.
The farmers' picnic at Spectacle
lake on Sunday afternoon was a
marked success, about 700 people be
ing in attendance. Although the
majority of those present were far
mers and their families, there were
several cars from Cambridge, Elk
River, Princeton and other neighbor
ing towns. It was a perfect summer
day and no more pleasant spot could
have been selected than the grove on
the knoll overlooking the lake.
We may be a motor-mad nation, but
the insanity has at least taken an
agreeable and useful form and is not
restricted to any one class. A vehicle
drawn by horses is almost as rare a
sight at a farmers' picnic as at the
curb of a popular theater in any large
city in the country. What a blessing
the automobile is to the farmer! In
these days, when it is almost impossi
ble for him to secure hired help, his
time is too valuable to spend several
hours in journeying a distance which
could be covered in one hour with a
The dinners which were spread in
the grove Sunday attested to the fact
that there is at least one class of men
who are not traveling with an empty
dinner pail. In looking at the far
mers partaking of those dinners, sur
rounded by their brown, sturdy chil
dren, there comes to mind Secretary
Lane's comment, "Not back to the farm
but forward to the land."
After dinner Charles M. Babcock,
commissioner of highways, addressed
the gathering. Mr. Babcock modest
ly states that he is not a public
speaker. Ho is, in our estimation,
the very best type of a public speaker
for a state official in his position. The
fanners who listened to Mr. Babcock
Sunday wanted to hear facts stated
plainly in clear English they did not
go to hear a spellbinder dealing in
generalities. He frankly rdmits the
highway department has made mis
takes, some ropds are not receiving
the attention they deserve, and he is
being just as honest and sincere when
he says these mistakes will be recti
fied at the earliest possible moment
Mr. Babcock doesn't know how to
quibble, he means exactly what he
says, and we do not believe there
would be a person in his audience who
could fail to feel the sincerity of the
man. Moreover, he knows more about
the subjects he discusses than any
other man in the state.
Here are some figures, furnished
by Mr. Babcock, showing exactly what
the adoption of Amendment No. 1 will
mean to Mille Lacs county in dollars
and cents. As has been several times
explained, the money necessary to
finance the Trunk Highway System of
7,000 miles is to be derived from a
tax on automobiles. If this is imposed
it will be in lieu of the present per
sonal property tax on automobiles.
The total personal property tax on the
1070 automobiles in Milla Lacs coun
ty is $9,098.84. Of this sum $1,101.32
is paid to the state, leaving to the
county a balance of $7,997.52. If the
amendment is adopted the state will
assume the entire cost of construct
ing and maintaining 69 miles of high
way that are included in the Trunk
Highway System in the county. The
average "cost for simply maintaining
this road this past year has been $244
per mile, making a total for the 69
miles of $16,836. According to the
provisions in the amendment the coun
ty will lose the personal property tax
lucky hour when those boys heard his
A Disappointment.
The acceptance speech of Governor
Cox of Ohio is a disappointment. In
stead of clean-cut statements relative
to important issues he devoted most of
his time trying to justify himself for
his espousal of Wilson's league of na
tions hobby, which is in direct opposi
tion to that majority of the democratic
party which fought for and won his
nomination.Faribault Pilot.
automobiles, amounting to $7,997,
call for help and whom he rewarded This sum of $16,836 represents only
with sufficient money to buy new fish the money that the state would spend
poles, but asked them to keep the in- maintaining the road, if the amend-
cident mum. The farmer who effected
the rescue would accept no reward, so
Calvin invited him to come to his
shop and help himself to all the meat
he wanted.
So far the hogs have not been heard
will receive in return $16,836.
ment is adopted. In addition to this
the state would spend thousands of
dollars during one year in road con
struction in this county. Now the
adoption of this amendment need not,
necessarily, increase the taxes one
cent of a man who does not own an
automobile. The money for the road
and bridge fund is derived by the
county commissioners fixing a certain
rate on the total assessed valuation of
the county. When the state assumes
the entire expense for the construction
and maintenance of certain roads in
the county, the rqad and bridge fund
could be cut down without decreasing
the amount of money available for the
remaining roads not cared for by the
state. However, we would think that
the people in the county would not
favor decreasing the road and bridge
fund because we certainly need more
money than is today available for the
lateral roads tributary to these main
trunk highways.
Since the one-mill tax went in
to effect Mille Lacs county has
received $160,793.74 as state aid and
has paid to the state $31,269.04, thus
leavi-ig a balance of $129,523.70 in
our f?.vor. We have received $211,-
433.01 as federal aid, making a total
of $340,956.71. In other words, this
immense sum of $340,956.71, all de
rived outside of Mille Lacs county, has
been spent on the highways in this
county. Thore is a provision
Amendment No. 1 that will make it
possible for the state legislature to
refund all money spent by the coun
ty on any road included in this Trunk
Highway system. The refund that
would be due Mille Lacs county is
Mr. Babcock says the Scei ic high
way passing through Elk River,
Princeton .nd Onamia will- be one of
the first projects to be completed if
the amendment is adopted. Work
would then be immediately commenced
on grading the road between Elk
River and Zimmerman. Everyone in
this vicinity knows this is the only
poor piece of road between Princeton
and Minneapolis, and it is in misera
ble condition. Now only six years
ago this seme road had just been
graded and gravel-surfaced rnd was
the banner stretch of road between
here and Osseo.- Last year it was in
bad condition and this year it is
worse. This should be convincing evi
dence to anyone that gravel-surfaced
roads will not stand up under the heavy
traffic such as that on the Scenic
highway. There is not one word in
the amendment about javin any
road but it is a self-evident fact that
certain roads will have to be paved.
It does not seem possible that any
citizen of Mille Lacs county, consider
ing the proposition from a business
standpoint, will Vote agrinst the
amendment. A few black sheep will
creep into the best of flocks, and so
there are certain individuals in each
(party working against it. However,
there is not "a smg0 political pprty
as suchrepublican, democratic, non
partisan or socialistthat is opposing
Amendment No. 1.
Dr. Armitage Writes.
We are in receipt of a letter from
Dr. T. L. Armitage, written upon his
arrival in Vancouver, B. C, on Aug
ust 10, which is, in substance, as fol
He and Mrs. Armitage arrived in
Winnipeg on the preceding Thursday
and registered at the Fort Gary hotel,
which is a very imposing edifice of 14
stories and has a beautiful marble
front for which the gttescs, of course,
pay. The rooms are small, poorly
decorated and the guests are extreme
ly lucky if they can get one with a
bath. Dr. and Mrs. Armitage were
on the second floor of the building and
had to pay $7 a day for a room with
bath, whereas, the doctor says, bet
ter accommodations and service could
be obtained in Minneapolis for $4 a
day. The town itself is beautifully
laid out with very wide, clean asphalt
streets. There are also beautiful
parks and gardens. The best cuts of
meat sell in Winnipeg for 23 cents
per pound and the remainder is
scaled down in proportion.
When he and Mrs. Armitage re
turned to the hotel from an automo
bile sightseeing tour he says he was
suddenly taken sick and the clerk, a
very fine English fellow, summoned
the house physician. (Up in that do
main of King George, it is well to
state, a physician from the United
States is not permitted to write a
prescription even for himself.) Upon
presenting his card nnd being'asked
by a very dignified but sociable prac
titioner of His Majesty's realm from
what dire disease he was suffering,
Dr. Armitage replied: "From every!
In Speech at St. Paul Auditorium He
Makes Strong Appeal for Wil-
son's League of Nations.
Attacks Senator Harding's Record in
the Senate but Barely Men-
tions Candidate Cox.
Last Friday evening Franklin
Roosevelt, the democratic candidate
for vice president of the United
States, addressed a large gathering in
the St. Paul Auditorium. Mr. Roose
velt, although only 38 years of age,
has for the past seven years been as
sistant secretary of the navy and in
that capacity he IIPS rendered the
country excellent service. He has a
pleasing personality but seems to
lack the punch of his distil guished and
rather distant relative, Theodore
Pierco Butler introduced Mr. Roose
velt. Mr. Butler is an exceedingly
suave politician, and in his remarks
he cleverly slipped around that all im
portant topic, the league of nations.
It would seem that he really did not
wish to go on record as indorsing the
league in its present form but was in
favor of some such covenant, making
no attempt to specify just what form
he approved. Unfortunately we can
not quote Mr. Butler's exact words,
but he dismissed the subject with a
remark of this nature-far be in from
me to discuss the league of nations.
Mr. Roosevelt attacked Harding's
record on suffrage. Apparently Sen
ator Harding has not, until recently,
been in favor of woman suffrage,
neither has President Wilson or a
vast number of prominent republicans
and democrats. If the leaders of
either party had strongly favored suf
frage the women would have voted at
the last presidential election.
Roosevelt bitterly assailed the men
who are today leaders in the republi
can party. He declared they were the
men "Theodore Roosevelt kicked out
twenty years ago." We have no recol
lection of Theodore Roosevelt kicking
out Ehhu Root, or Senator Lodge, one
of his warmest personal friends with
whom he had been associated for
years. Franklin Roosevelt played the
name Roosevelt to the limit. He ap
pealed to the followers of Theodore
Roosevelt to forsake their own party
and vote with the democrats. It is
well known that Theodore Roosevelt
disapproved of Wilson's international
ism, and various statements brought
out in the United States senate- last
winter definitely established the fact
that he would not have approved of
the league covenant in its present
form. Is Franklin Roosevelt appeal
ing to the voters to be more loyal to
Theodore Roosevelt's memory than
are his own sons? Teddy, jr., is on
the stump for Harding and it is re
ported that he will be put on the trail
of Franklin Roosevelt.
In speaking of the league of na
tions Mr. Roosevelt admitted there
were small defects in it, just as in any
contract. He urged the people not to
pay too close attention to the phrase
ology but to accept the one big idea
Now if President Wilson had last win
ter consented to sorne alterations in
the phraseology and to certain reser
vations, the senate would have ratified
the league treaty. It would seem that
the phraseology is all important in
Mr. Wilson's eyes. Mr. Roosevelt
stated: "But they have lied about the
covenant. I want you to read it for
yourself. They have told you America
has one vote and England six. Read
it and see they have lied. The whole
British empire on any matter affecting
the welfare of nations has the same
vote as America has."
In the assembly each of the five
British colonies and the empire have a
dd ailment *in the British nomena- States has one vote. In the council
clature of diseases." Adjusting his
monocle, the gentlemanly physician
asked: "Would you not like to dic
tate the component parts of your fa
vorite prescription to me, Brother
To which, of course, Dr. Armitage re
plied in the affirmative, proceded to a
drug store, had the prescription com
pounded, and in 15 minutes after tak
ing the first dose the patient was him
self again. At the drug store Dr.
Armitage ascertained that the king of
England uses virtually the same pre
scription when suffering from a multi
plicity of ailments.
Mr. and Mrs. Armitage intended
stopping at Calgary but, in conse
quence of the fearful heat (117 in the
shade) continued on their trip.
The doctor sends his kindest regards
to all.
our teachers.
"I want you to take a more active
interest in the school teachers and in
public employes. The teachers of this
country are miserably underpaid.
You know that when you give teachers
poor pay and drive them into other
fields, you are robbing your children
and all the other children of the nation
of what is justly theirsa good edu
cation. It will do us little good to talk
of American standards of living, to tell
our children to stick to the American
standards and then pay the teachers
so poorly that they can't live up to
those standards themselves."
The A. J. Campbell home at Parkers
Prairie was the scene of the beautiful
wedding Saturday evening, August 7,
when Miss Ida Louise Campbell was
united in marriage to Ross Milton
Foltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Foltz
of Princeton.
The bride was attanded by her sister,
Miss Marion Campbell, and the groom
by a fratenity brother, M. J. Williams,
of Minneapolis.
The bridal procession entered to the
strains of Mendelsohn's wedding
maich, played by Miss Irene Bullard
of Waseca. The procession was led
by the McMillan twins of Princeton,
five year old cousins of the bride, who
carried a besket of golden coreopsis.
The pages were followed by the brides
maid, attired in yellow rnd white and
carrying a bouquet of Ward roses and
lavrnder sweet peas. Immediately
fo owin
making six in all, and the United
Great Britain and the United States
each have one vote. According to
Article XV of the covenant, a dispute
may be referred from the council to
the assembly at the request of either
disputant. Mr. Roosevelt stated that
Panama, Nicaragua and other South
American republics would vote with
the United States, thus giving us ten
votes. Who can say how Panama and
Nicarague would vote?
He made a strong plea for a more
businesslike organization of the gov
ernment departments and for an^jn
crease in the salaries of efficient fed
eral employes. This is not just cam
paign ammunition. He was advocat
ing these reforms early in the year.
Everyone should lend his support to
these measures. He earnestly ad
vocated an increase in the salaries of
th fathe
ar gh
white do sprit withw veilg ande tulle,
which was caught up into place with
a band of pearls. She carried a bou
quet of white roses and white sweet
peas. Rev. T. P. John read Uie Episco
palirn service.
The rooms were most attractively
decorated in smilax ard floral pieces
of yellow gladiolrs, corecpsis, golden
glow and goldenrod. Punch was
served from a leafy archway o.i the
porch by the bride's sister, Grace, and
light refreshments in the dining room,
which was decorated to harmonize with
the color scheme.
The ceremony was witnessed by rel
atives pnd intimate friends of the
bride and groom and was followed by
a reception to a la'rge number of the
The bride, wLo is the daughter of
Mr. ond Mrs. A. J. Campbell, is one
of the most popular young women of
Parkers Prairie. Her genial and dem
ocratic disposition has made her a
large circle of friends in this communi
ty. She is a young woman of many
accomplishments and is possessed of
the energy to carry out her ambitions.
Mr. Foltz, the groom, is an energetic
young man of good habits. He is
employed in the engineering depart
ment of the Obenberger Drop Forge
Co. at Milwaukee, Wis. In 1919 he
graduated from the engineering col
lege of the university of Minnesota.
He is a member of the Thcta Xi fra
The following from out of town at
tended the wedding: Miss Irene Bul
lard of Waseca. Miss Elizabeth Kirk
patrick of Minneapolis Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. McMillan, their daughters, Es
ther and Harriet, and sons, Otho and
Reid, all of Princeton Mr. and Mrs.
F. C. Foltz and son, George, of Prince
ton Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Campbell and
daughter, Myra, of Litchfield Mrs.
L. J. Brown and daughters, Luclla and
Florence, of Alexandria.
Mr. and Mrs. Foltz will b3 at home
after September 1 at 629 Jefferson
street, Milwaukee, Wis.
Their many friends wish them much
happiness at their own fireside as well
as material prosperity.
Mrs. Jane King.
Mrs. Jane King died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. G. Bloom, in Brad
ford on Sunday, August 15, the cause
of death being heart disease.
Funeral services were held on Tues
day from the residence and the in
terment was at Monticello.
Mrs. King, whose maiden name was
Jane Foley, was born in Ontario,
Canada, on August 5, 1843, and was
married in early womanhood to Rob
ert King. She came to Minnesota
with her husband about 50 years ago
and located near Maple lake, Wright
county. She lived there until 18
years ago and then moved to Brad
ford. She is survived by four chil-
drenR. J. King, Bradford Louis
J. King, Little Forks Mrs. S. D.
McVeety, St. Cloud, and Mrs. G.
Blocm, Bradford. Her husband died
about three years ago.
Mrs. King was a kind-hearted Chris
tian woman, a good neighbor, and
friend to those in distress. Many will
miss her and revere her memory.
r*. %x
VOLUME 44, NO. 35
Princeton Team Wins Game by a
Seven to Five Score in Hot
and Heavy Battle.
Tongo" Olsen's Warriors Will be
Here Next Tuesday and Try
to Redeem Themselves.
Because Minnesota law provides
that Sunday baseball can only be
played between the hours of 1 and 6
p. m., one of the most bitterly fought
contests in the history of the county
came to a sudden and almost violent
end last Sunday on the Milaca
grounds. Milaca and Princeton were
the contending teams and were urged
on and applauded by a large and en
thusiastic crowd representing the rival
towns. It was only natural that feel
ing should run a little high at this
game and when Umpire-in-Chief
Ravenscraft of Ogilvie pulled out his
watch, saw that it was 6 p. m. or
later, calmly called the game and
walked off the field, pandemonium
broke loose. Excited groups of
players and fans immediately formed
all over the playing field, and side
lines and arguments of every form and
description were excitedly and heat
edly advanced why the g.me should
be played out o-*
should not be played
out. Watcheseverything from a del
Jar Ingersoll to a real Hamilton time
piece wore introduced in evidence to
prove cr disprove that it was 6 o'clock,,
according to which town the excited
fan who owneJ the ticker lived in.
Ordinarily staid vrA qraet business
men forgot their dignity ond standing
and argued each other purple in the
face over thj situation. Ard here's
the whole neat ii* th
Wh^n the umpire called the game io
was th l?st hilf of tho ninth inking.
TV re was nabedy ouJ.,,
Milaca hnd
runner r.t second, and the score stood!
7 to 5 in favor of Prince L::i.
Under the rules Vie gqme gees to
Princ ,on as i 5 to 7 victory. Natural
ly the Milaca f'-ns and te^m wanted a
ch- -c to finish t!. cm-.-zv and c^n
never be convinced but what they
would have wen h^d they Md an op
portunity to complete the gfmo. Be
that as it may, law is 1-w, and the
umpire-in-ehi^f, an entirely disinter
ested mm, not a resident of either
contending town, an old and experi
enced ball player himself, when fully
satisfied from j?n examination of his
own watch, which was the only official
timepiece that could be recognized
under the circumstances, did exactly
the right thing when he called the
game and walked off the field. Had
he continued to stay out and partici
pate he himself would have been
guilty of a misdemeanor, as well as
every player on both teams and the
other umpire. In all probability many
of the noisier spectators might also
have laid themselves liable to a charge
of sabbath breaking. Certainly, Mil
aca, the new county seat town, on the
eve of becoming the seat of govern
ment for Mille Lacs county, would
want to set a good example of obedi
ence to the law and law enforcement
for the rest of the county to follow.
Some of the excited burghers of Mil
aca, who argued with force and ve
hemence that the game should go on
and the law be will probably
agree with us now that the umpire did
his duty and officially the game goes
as a Princeton victory.
Sec. 8753 of G. S. 1913 provides:
"All hunting, shooting, fishing, play
ing, horse racing, gaming and other
public sports, exercises and shows all
noises disturbing the pea.ee of the day
are prohibited on the Sabbath day
Provided, however, that the game
of baseball, when conducted in a quiet
and orderly manner so as not to in
terfere with the peace, repose and
comfort of the community, may be
played between the hours of 1 p. m.
and 6 p. m. on the Sabbath day."
Sec. 8754 provides: "Every person
who breaks the Sabbath shall be guil
ty of a misdemeanor, and punished by
a fine of not less than one dollar nor
more than ten dollars, or by imprison
ment in the county jail for not more
than five days."
Princeton failed to score in the first
round, although Doane led off for
them with a smashing triple to right
center but later was called out at the
plate on an attempted sacrifice by
Erickson. Milaca put in a bid for the
game right on the kick off and, aided
materially by two infield errors and a
wicked double by Josh Clark, put over
three runs and sent the Milaca root- p~ f*j
ing sections off in spasms of joyful f^sjg:
excitement. Princeton refused to be ^S$-
disheartened by their poor get-away -%-i|fg
and fought gamely back in the second. e3S

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