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FOILED THE TURKS
Vienna Bakers Saved Europe
From the Grip of the Moslems.
CAUSE OF SOLYMAN'S DEFEAT.
A Momentous Incident In History That
Carries With It an Explanation of
Why Vienna Rolls Are Molded In the
Form of a Crescent.
Do you know why Vienna rolls are
shaped like crescents? The story
forms one of the great "ifs" of history.
Solyman the Magnificent, sultan of
Turkey, planned to overrun Europe,
even as he and his Moslem predeces
sors had seized the countries of the
orient With a mighty army he cap
tured the fortified island of Rhodes
and invaded Hungary, annihilating the
Magyar forces at Mohacs (in 1526) and
slaying the Hungarian king.
So successful was the first expedition
that he planned a second and more far
reaching raid in 1529. Moving on
ward almost unchecked and carrying
all before him, he captured Buda and
advanced against the city of Vienna.
All Europe stood aghast Nothing
lad been able to stem the wave of
Moslem conquest Men remembered
how one eastern land after another
had been seized by the Mohammedan
hordes and forced to adopt Moham
medanism as their religion. People
trembled for the fate of Christendom.
It seemed for a moment almost pos
sible that the whole eastern section of
the European continent might fall vic
tim to the Turk and become part of
the Moslem possessions.
To hope for clemency from Solyman
was to rely upon the mercy of the
merciless. Conquering one Christian
army and stronghold after another, the
sultan's all powerful army threatened
to carry destruction and Mohammed
anism throughout the continent It
was one of fate's big movements.
On moved the Turks. Vienna (then
capital of the German empire) stood
in their path, a seemingly frail obsta
cle between such a host and the rest
of Europe. Should Vienna fall before
the Moslem onset the progress of the
sultan's army would be made far easier
and other lesser cities would lose heart
The inhabitants of Vienna were at
that time more renowned for culture
and thrift than for warfare. Yet un
der Nicholas von Salm they gallantly
proposed to defend their city against
the foe and to fight to the last gasp for
their imperiled homes. The Turks
drew near, destroying Vienna's sub
urbs, and encamped close to the town
It was on Sept 27, 1529, that the
enormous Turkish host laid siege to
Vienna, Solyman conducting the affair
in person. Before risking useless loss
of life in a general assault the sultan
tried to make an entrance into the city
by means of tunnels. His soldiers
were set to work with pick and spade
to dig a secret underground way into
Vienna by which a body of men might
later pour into the place and thus
catch the defenders "between two
The cleverness of the Turkish engi
neers and the countless workers at
their command made the task a swift
one. Here it was that an "if" inter
vened to save the threatened capital
and perhaps Europe as well
Some Vienna bakers were at work
one nightbo the story runsin a eel
lar, making bread for the garrison
During a pause in their conversation
one ot the bakers happened to hear tbe
muffled sound ot digging, it seemed
to come from a spot not far beyond
one of the cellar walls. Guessing at
once that the enemy was tunneling a
way into the city, the bakers rushed
out and gave the alarm. The gam
son, aroused, was able to baffle Soly
The sultan, failing at strategy, nest
tried force He burled his army
against the city in one nerce assault
after another The Viennese fought
like heroes Each attack was repulsed
with terrific loss to the Turks. For
four entire days the Moslems assailed
the city, fresh detachments ever tak
ing the places of those who reeled back
defeated On the fifth day of the as
sault Oct 14, Solyman gave up the
attempt to crush Vienna He with
drew sullenly from the scene of his de
feat leaving 80,000 dead Turks on the
field. The price of conquest was for
once too high for him.
Vienna was saved, and not only Vi
enna, but Europe. Vienna had been
Europe's barrier against the Turks'
farther advance, and tbe barrier held
firm. The northern limit of Europe's
Turkish raids was reached.
Once more, in later years, Vienna
was besieged by tbe Moslems, and she
again beat them off. The high tide
of such invasion had come and reced
ed. Europe at large was now forever
secure from this long dreaded foe.
In the moment of victory, according
to the account the bakers who had
given the alarm were not forgotten
To commemorate the event they and
their descendants thenceforth molded
their rolls into the shape of a crescent
(the sacred emblem of Turkey). The
custom prevails to this day.
Few Americans who are used to see
ing crescent shaped Vienna rolls have
any idea how such rolls first came to
be thus twisted nor what great deed
the crescent form commemorates.Chi
cago Inter Ocean.
The most sublime psalm that can be
heard on this earth Is the lisping of a
Human son! from the lips of childhood
16fc Farm Fireside.
Gleanings by Our Country
Peter Peterson lost a cow last week.
She was choked by eating raw pota
Mr. Reynolds has finished making
his sorghum syrup. He has 100
Mrs. Blanche Thompson of Chis
holm is here on a visit to her mother,
Mrs. M. Nicholas.
Dr. Voorman of St. Francis was
called on Sunday to see the sick
baby of Clark Severance.
The Tri-State Telephone Co. has a
crew at work repairing the line from
Isanti. They are at the Brook now.
Adna Smith and Matt Hall of Cam
bridge, with their best girls, attended
the mask ball here last Friday night.
Mrs. Whiting was visiting her old
friends and neighbors last week. She
will shortly go to Princeton to live.
We are always glad to see Mrs. Whit
A son was born on Wednesday to
Mr. and Mrs. Davis of North Dako
ta. They are here on a visit to Mrs.
Davis' father, Andrew Modin. Mrs.
Davis was formerly Miss Edith
On Monday, October 9, Elmer
Wetther and Lizzie Roeder were
united in marriage by Judge Souther
land in Cambridge. Their friends
were somewhat surprised as they had
known each other only one week. It
must have been love at first sight.
WEST SPENCER BROOK.
O. Moody and family spent Sunday
at Al. Baxter's.
Guess who went to the dance at the
Brook and got left.
The telephone men are busy haul
ing poles from Princeton.
Potato harvest is in full blast be
tween showers these days.
G. Clough and family were callers
at C. A. Williams' on Sunday even
The dance at the Brook was fairly
well attended considering the stormy
School in district 12 started again
last Monday with Miss Brodt as
The McKinney Bros, will
threshing beans the last of this
if the weather is favorable.
Fred Moody is building himself a
fine large corn crib and machine shed.
John Bengtson is doing the carpenter
Roy Elhngwood and wife returned
to St. Paul last Thursday after spend
ing a few days with friends and rela
H. VV. Prescott enjoyed a visit from
his sons, Earl and Guy, and his
brother, Warren, and his son, who
motored up from Minneapolis on Sat
urday and returned on Monday.
Ross has been rebuilding his
C. W. Taylor has purchased a pota
Miss Christina Johnson has re
turned home from Princeton.
We have had some splendid fall
rams which have wet the ground down
Mike Kaliher and wife and son,
Bernard, were entertained by Mr. and
Mrs. Lavelle on Sunday.
Wedding bells will soon be heard
ringing again. Boys, get your
musical instruments in orde*\
Chas. Thompson is about to have
some repairs made on his house.
Anton Olson has charge of the job.
We ought to have a spell of Indian
summer weather now, and we are hop
ing for at least a couple of weeks of it
at any rate.
Will the party who took the new
halter from Chas. Brando's colt last
week please return it at once and
Miss Nellie Bailey left for her home
at Otsego on Tuesday after making an
extended visit with her sister, Mrs.
The young people of Blue Hill gave
a surprise party on Ben Haraldson
and wife on Friday evening last. All
had a splendid time.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Lavelle and family
are now domiciled in^their new home.
A nicer and more comfortable farm
house is hard to find.
Gus Kohlman's dancing party at
the hall on Saturday evening was
attended by a large crowd of young
people and all enjoyed themselves to
the greatest extent possible.
Townsend is on the sick
We could dispense
weather for a while.
is laid up with
Miss Olga Carlson visited the school
in district 10 on Friday.
Pearl McCracken is recovering from
THE PRIKCETOIST UNION: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1911.
her recent illness. We all rejoice with
Jasper and Lionel Pierson called
on Clarence Dorff on Sunday.
Clarence Dorff worked for Fred
Murphy a few days this week.
Jane and Millie Way have been rid
ing horseback quite a bit lately.
The children are most all back at
school again. They have been stay
ing out to pick up potatoes.
Mrs. O. A. Dorff called at the
Trunk home one day last week.
Rev. Fisher will preach in the Jud
kins school house on Thursday night.
George Way has driven to Kanabec
county. He expects to return the last
of the week.
Farmers are nearly all through
digging potatoes and will soon be
Mark Young, Herman Abram and
William Trunk called on Boyd Hamil
ton on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Wm. Griep and daughters,
Olga and Emma, called at the Trunk
home one evening last week.
Mrs. A. I. Lathrop of Minocqua,
Wis., is at home with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stone, for a few
Little Ruth Esler broke her arm in
being thrown from a wagon. The
little girl broke the same arm about
three months ago.
Frank and Chester Way attended
the dance held at Roy Esler's in
Greenbush on Saturday evening.
Frank did the "sawing."
There was a large number in atten
dance at Sunday school in the Jud
kins school house. The school was
superintended by Rev. Fisher.
John Townsend and son, John, of
Williston, N. D., spent several days
last week with the former's brothers,
Fred E. and Geo. W. Townsend.
James Foley has been sick the
Mrs. W. A. Smith is visiting rela
Ed. Foley has added another team
to his livery.
J. W. Heffner went to the twin cities
Monday on business.
Harry Pratt was in Elk River on
Monday between trains.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Larson drove to
Princeton on Saturday.
Mr. Berglund spent Sunday with
relatives at Sauk Rapids.
There will be another dance in the
M. W. A. hall on Friday night.
Mrs. Bell and daughter, Mrs. Nash,
drove to Princeton on Tuesday.
Charley Foley, who has been west,
visited relatives in town on Monday
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Iliff of Elk
River were in town on Saturday even
Henry Swanson and Mr. and Mrs.
Heffner motored to Bethel on Sun
P. B. Thompson and family have
moved onto the old John A. Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Foley went fco
Nowthen on Thursday to visit Mrs.
Ina Bean and Mrs. Chas. Iliff
drove to Princeton on Thursday of
Fred Bodeman is building a potato
warehouse of concrete blocks and has
it nearly completed.
The Misses Donaldson, Burns,
Lovell and Mrs. Jay Smith motored
to Princeton on Saturday.
Mrs. John Looney was taken sud
denly ill last Thursday night and Dr.
Cooney was called. She is able to be
Mrs. Jay Smith, A. Stillman,
Mrs. W. R. Hurtt and Grandma Pratt
motored to Elk River on Wednesday
of last week.
DISTRICT NO. 24.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Slaback Sundayed
with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Patten.
Miss LilLe Gustafson is picking up
potatoes for L. Johnson at Bradford.
Miss Stella Parks spent Sunday
evening with her friend, Miss Gertrude
Mrs. C. N. Parks returned on
Saturday evening from a week's visit
Mr. and Mrs. G. Dahlin spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. L. Johnson at
Misses Sarah and Katie Umbe
hocker and Thora Patten spent Sun
day with Miss Gertrude Orne.
Ernest Holman came home from
Minneapolis on Saturday evening for
a few days' visit with his folks.
Gust Hogland returned to North
Dakota last Monday after a three
weeks' visit with his folks here.
Clifford Larson returned to St.
Paul on Monday after a three weeks'
stay at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.
The party at Will Leathers, home
on Thursday evening was well at
tended and the young people had a
The services conducted by Rev.
Fisher of Princeton in district 46 were
well attended and we are in hopes he
will come again, as he is an able
A few from here atended the mas
querade dance at Spencer Brook on
Friday evening, and they declared
there was no place like the Brook for
a good time.
A farewell party was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Parks on
Saturday evening in honor of Stella
and Freeman Parks, who will leave
for North Dakota soon. About 40 of
the Princeton high school pupils were
present, also Gertrude Orne, Florence
Holman, Albert Satterstrom, Henry
Larson and Hugh Edmunds from here.
At 12 o'clock refreshments were
served and the guests all went home
at daylight, declaring they had passed
a most enjoyable time.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
The political demagogue is abroad
in the land. Beware of him.
A. B. Damon came home from Todd
county last week to attend to his corn
Charley Van Wormer's prospects
for school superintendent of Isanti
county are improving daily.
Isanti county will stand by its rec
ord this fall. She is good for 1,000
majority for the republican state and
Joseph Uran of Kansas, Miss Emma
Swanbro and Miss Bertha Smith of
Spencer Brook made the Union a
pleasant call yesterday.
The iron has been laid on the rail
road ten miles out from Elk River.
Three cheers and a tiger for the rail
In all probability Lieut. Gov. Gil
man and Col. Kerr will address the
people of Princeton on the political
issues of the day on October 29.
The Union is not interested in
Sherburne county politics. We speak
a good word for our friends whenever
we can, but we have plenty to keep us
busy at home.
With the exception of D. A. Caley
we do not know of a single republican
in Mille Lacs county who will vote
for Ames. Many democrats who
despise bosses and bossism will vote
Miss Belle Plummer commenced a
term of school teaching in district 15,
Santiago, on Monday. Miss Plum
mer has taught school for several
terms in that county and has given
Will Cordiner and Art. Howard are
both friends of ourswarm, personal
friends They are rival candidates
for the shrievalty of Mille Lacs coun
ty. We have not a single word to say
against either of them
Hon. Wm. E. Lee of Long Prairie
and Hon. John C. Flynn of Little
Falls, both candidates for the legisla
ture on the republican ticket, were in
town a short time yesterday and left
here well satisfied with the outlook
The republican county convention
was held at the court house on Sat
urday. M. VanAlstein was nom
inated for county auditor, R. M.
Neely for county treasurer, N A.
Ross for register of deeds, R. C.
Dunn for county attorney, Wm. Cor
diner for sheriff, Mrs. O. R. Barker
for county superintendent of schools,
Chas. Keith for judge of probate, H.
C. Head for court commissioner,
Bliss Upham for coroner, Leonard
Pratt for county surveyor, Knute
Nelson, county commissioner from
Milo, Alex Deshaw county commis
sioner from Greenbush, and N. E.
Jesmer Gounty commissioner from
Princeton R. C. Dunn, Geo. W. Mc
Farlaud and D. G. Berkman were
elected a county committee. R. C.
Dunn was chairman of the convention
and R. D. Byers secretary.
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