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WOULD AID SCHOOLS
Adoption of One-Mill Road Tax is
Urged by the Superintendent
of Public Instruction.
As a Direct Result of Better Roads Im-
proved Rural Schools Will Fol-
low, Says fir. Schulz.
The superintendent of public in
struction, C. G. Schulz, fully realiz
ing the importance of the one-mill
tax amendment to the rural school
districts, and the amendment provid
ing for educational and professional
standards for superintendents of
schools, advises, in a circular letter
sent out by him, that every citizen in
Minnesota should vote for them.
The circular, reproduced hereunder,
speaks for itself:
'Constitutional Amendments and
Public schoolsTwo of the amend
ments to the constitution to be
voted on at the general election No
vember 5th have a direct relation to
public schools and education. One
amendment provides for a state one
mill tax for roads and bridges. As a
general state policy this proposed
amendment is of vast importance to
every citizen and every interest in
Minnesota. I has a direct relation
to the rural schools, and to the
movement for consolidation. When
we have better public roads there
will follow as a direct result an im
proved rural school A state-wide
movement which has the effect of
improving our highways will promote
the use and value of the public
Another relates to the office of
county superintendent of schools. I
provides for educational and profes
sional standards for that office. The
county superintendents now serving
are in favor of it. Teachers and
educators believe it wise and will
support it. There is no opposition
to it from any known source. This
standard prevails in many states, and
Minnesota should adopt it. I hope
that all voters who are interested in
the administration of public schools
and in making the county superin
tendent's office more efficient will
voce YES on this amendment.
"C. G. Schulz,
Superintendent of Public In
struction, "St. Paul, Minn."
Reception for Rev. and Mrs. Service.
A reception was given on Friday
evening in the parlors of the Meth
odist church to Rev. and Mrs. Ser
vice by the Ladies' Aid society in
honor of the appointment of Rev.
Seivice for another year at Prince
ton. There were many people in at
tendance and the evening was passed
enjojably in a social way. Rev. Lar
son delivered the address of welcome
and Rev. Service responded thereto
in a most feeling manner, saying he
was pleased indeed to be appointed
to preside over the Princeton Meth
odist church foi another year, at
least, and to remain with the good
people of this village. Refreshments
were served by the Ladies' Aid soci
During their residence in Prince
ton Rev. Service and his estimable
wife ha\e made many friends, and
thev are fully deserving of this
friendship for they have put forth
their best efforts toward all that
tends to the good of the community.
Rev. Service has taught many a
lesson from the pulpit and, assisted
by Mrs. Service, has ministered to
the wants of the sick and those who
needed food. The} are truly good
people and the Union is pleased that
they will remain among us.
Next Thursday night is Hallow
e'en and hobbledehoy depredators
had better be on their guard. Care
ful watch will be kept and Marshal
Post is determined to lock up all
hoodlums caught destroying or carry
ing off property and to take them be
fore a justice of the peace. A num
ber of deputy marshals will be ap
pointed to assist Mr. Post in his
work of rounding up the depredators
and running them into the bastile.
Many private citizens intend guard
ing their premises with loaded shot
guns, and they will not hesitate to
shoot whomsoever is detected ties
passing. 'Tis not the small boy who
is to be feared so much as the night
piowling hobbledehoy on Hallowe'en.
Special Agricultural Train.
The extension division of the state
college of agriculture will run a spec
ial agricultural tram through Mille
Lacs county during the first half of
November, and one purpose of this
undertaking is to connect the agri
cultural work of the extension divi-
sion with the rural schools. Indus
trial work will be exhibited, bulle
tins relating to the teaching of agri
culture in rural schools distributed,
and in one car will be displayed sam
ples of grains, vegetables, etc., that
have been exhibited in prize-win
ning contests. This educational
train should prove of interest and
of great value to both teachers and
pupils in rural schools.
The names of the places where the
train will stop in Mille Lacs county
and the dates will be published in
the Union in due course of time.
More Prizes for Best N. W. Products.
L. W. Hill, chairamn the board
of directors of the Great Northern
road, has just announced that he
will give a $200 silver trophy cup for
the best bushel of potatoes grown in
the northwest and exhibited at the
Northwestern Products exposition in
Minneapolis in November also that
he will give a cup of similar value
for the best collection of alfalfa
products showing the most varied
use which can be made of the plant
as food for men or beasts.
Howard Elliott, president of the
Northern Pacific road, has announced
that besides paying $100 in gold for
the best ten boxes of apples exhibited
at the exposition, he will give a sil
ver trophy, similar to that offered by
Mr. Hill, for the best bushel of dent
corn grown in the six states along
the lines ot the Northern Pacific,
and another trophy cup for the best
collection of forage crops produced
in the seven states.
Mr. Hill's offers are open to any
one in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Mon
tana, Idaho,Washington and Oregon.
Mr. Elliott's offers are limited to ex
hibitors in Northern Pacific terri
Fifty dollars in gold will be paid
bj the Midland Linseed Products
company of Minneapolis for the best
bushel of flax grown in the American
northwest and exhibited at the land
show in Minneapolis.
The exposition management is
offering the $5,000 big Four-Thirty
gas tractor and plows for the best
five bushels of wheat exhibited in
An Able Music Teacher.
Jojce Hazel Hetley, member of
the faculty of the Minneapolis School
of Music, wishes to announce here
with that all pupils desirous of
studying with her leave their names
with Mrs. Guy Ewing. Miss Hetley
is a graduate of Oberlin conserva
tor} with the degree of Bachelor of
Music. Besides the piano she gradu
ated in composition and the pipe or
gan, being a pupil of the celebrated
Guilmant and Widor. She comes
highly recommended by her teachers
as an earnest student and also pos
sessing the highest qualifications as
an instructor. Miss Hetley is a
pianist and accompanist of splendid
ability, possessing admirable techni
cal proficiency, and her readings
bear the mark of innate feeling and
technique. Work taken with her
will be accepted at the Minneapolis
School of Music.
The Judkins House Burns.
On Friday evening, shortly after 5
o'clock, the home of Ed Judkins in
Baldwin township took fire from a
defective chimne.v and the structure,
with the greater part of its contents,
was consumed. Fifty or more neigh
bors battled with the flames but
their efforts proved futile so far as
the dwelling was concerned, although
they succeeded in preventing the
destruction of the barn and other out
buildings. Part of the furniture on
the ground floor of the dwelling
house was saved. An insurance of
$800 was carried on the building and
$400 on the furniture. Mr. Judkins
is a heavy loser by this fire.
Two Men Control 36 Per Cent.
The house committee on banking
and currency has concluded a spe
cial inquiry, begun some months ago,
for the purpose of finding out to
what extent the control of the com
mercial and financial interests of
this country have been concentrated
through the interlocking of the di
rectorates of corporations. Among
other things, the report shows that
two menMorgan and Rockefeller
control 36 per cent of the active
wealth and natural resources of the
AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL.
Marshall Hall, son of Everett Hall
of Wyanett, was operated upon on
Saturday for acute appendicitis. The
boy is convalescing.
Mrs. F. T. Kettelhodt, who is at
the hospital for medical treatment,
is somewhat improved.
Mrs. Otto Walters, who is receiv
ing medical treatment at the hos
pital, is slowly improving.
OPINIONS OF EDITORS
Poor But Expensive.
Sam Gordon thinks that the 'pro
gresssive" campaign is being poorly
managed. Nevertheless we will bet
that it will come high.West St.
Right You Are, Bro. Ives.
Bob Dunn's one-mill road tax
amendment, adopted, will make Bob
prouder than if Bob were made
governor. Everybody vote for it.
Cass Lake Times.
Be Sure You Vote Yes.
Be sure you vote yes on the 1st
amendment, which is the Dunn one
mill good roads provision, and its
passage means more to you than anjr
other issue to be settled Nov. 5.
Merely a Bundle of Ballots.
Don't be surprised when you are
handed an armful of paper by the
judges of election next November.
I isn't supposed to be used for a bed
sheet nor for underlaying the carpet.
It is simply the election ballot.
Belle Plaine Herald.
Time Tables Were Turned.
Perhaps a better way than has yet
been tried to curb the high cost of
living would be for the consuming
public to get together and determine
just what it will pay for the com
modities it wants. The other end
of the deal has been doing the dictat
ing entirely too long. I is time
the tables were turned.Red Wing
Nothing of More Importance.
There is nothing we can think of
at this present writing of more im
portance than the good roads amend
ment that the voters will be given
an opportunity to support at the
polls on Nov. 5. It is the first
amendment on the little pink balllot.
The importance of good roads is
growing on the people every day.
Not only are the farmers becoming
interested and appreciative, but the
residents of the city as well. Every
county should have a pride in having
little better roads than the neigh
bors, and the stronger this pride the
better the roads are sure to be.
Keep the Dunn amendment for good
roads in mind when you go to the
polls on Nov. 5. This is as impor
tant to the state of Minnesota as is
the governorship or any other office.
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The Enemy of Organized Labor.
P. V. Collins, the accidental Bull
Moose candidate for governor in this
state, claims to be a progressive, but
continues to publish his farm paper
as a non-union sheet. If he would
walk up to the captain's office and
sign an argeement unionizing his
shop he would show that he' had at
least some tendency toward progres
siveness, and to that extent, if no
farther, would justify his wearing
the robes of sanctity he has so re
cently put on. Will he do it? We
think not Then union men know
what to do to him at the election,
and there is little dangei that any
of them will neglect to do it. He is
not only no friend to organized labor,
but its open and active foe. He is
therefore not entitled to any consid
eration or support from any union
voter.Minnesota Labor Union.
Justice Court- Examination,
S. W. Williams appeared before
Justice Dickey on Tuesday afternoon
for examination in answer to the
complaint of Chas. Plummer, who
swore out a warrant charging him
with assault in the first degree.
County Attorney Ross appeared for
the state and Charles Keith for the
Plummer was first called to the
stand and told of the alleged cutting
by Williams, and he was followed by
Dr. Caley, who testified that he
cleaned the wound in Plummer's
neck and took five stifcches in the
same. William Neely, Henry Plaas,
F. C. Foltz, Peter Moeger and Erick
Hylander also gave testimony as
to what they knew of the alleged
assault. At the conclusion of the
examination Justice Dickey decided
that the evidence was sufficient to
hold the defendant to the grand jury
and fixed his bonds in the sum of
Johnson Statue Unveiled.
The bronze monument to the late
Governor Johnson was unveiled at 2
o'clock on Saturday afternoon in
fronb of the state capitol, St. Paul,
and a great crowd witnessed the cer
emonies. The statute was built
PRINCETON, WXIB LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1918
with a fund raised by popular sub
scription amounting to over $24,000,
of which $3,000 remains.
The pupils of district 26, Blue Hill,
will give a supper and program at
the residence of C. W. Taylor on Hal
lowe'en. Everybody invited and a
jolly time is promised.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Buirge and
three sons of Mason City, Iowa, were
guests of Mr, and Mrs. H. L. Zim
merman from Saturday to Monday.
Mr. Buirge is a brother of Mrs. Zim
Mrs. G. A. Eaton entertained Mrs.
C. fl. Rines and Mrs. Jos. Borden at
dinner last Thursday at her cottage
at Elk Lake park. The_ dinner was
given in honor of Mrs. Rines^ Who
left last Tuesday for the Pacific coast
tospend the winter.
fie sure to call and look over our
firis line of new musical goods. Pi
anos, violins, accordeons of all kinds,
flageolets, ocarinaes, kazoos, flutes,
inflsic rolls and music bags and other
articles too numerous to mention.
EWings' Music Store, Princeton.
Dr. Murphy ot Montevideo was
here on Saturday to visit his aged
father and mother, who are making
their home with Mr. and Mrs. Isaac
Martin. Mrs. Martin is a sister of
Dr. Murphy. The Union is indebted
to Dr. Murphy for a pleasant call.
An experience meeting of the Meth
odist Ladies' Aid society will be
held in the parlors of the church on
the evening of November 1. At that
time each member will be expected
to turn over a dollar and to tell how
it was earned. The public is invited
to the meeting.
Joe Mossman covered a distance
of 25 miles on Sunday hunting game
of various description. When he
arrived home at 8 p. m., all tired
out, he deposited on the woodshed
floor one red squirrel, one sandpiper,
one plover and two blackbirds. Joe's
marksmanship is improving.
Mrs. Alice Paul, deaconess of As
bury hospital, who was here solicit
ing contributions for that institu
tion, left on Tuesday for St. Paul.
Many people donated cash and the
potato men donated 500 bushels of
murphys which W H. Ferrell kindly
counted to ship to the hopsital.
Mrs. C. A. Spaulding of Helena,
Mont., who was a guest oi Dr. and
Mrs. Cooney for a fortnight, left on
Tuesday for Quincy, 111., where she
will meet her husband, who has gone
south on business, and return to
Princeton before going home. Mrs.
Cooney accompanied Mrs. Spaulding
as far as St. Paul.
On the evening of October
Princeton Tennis club will
masquerade ball in Brands1
house to which the public is respect
fully invited. The hall decorations
will be jack o'lanterns, black cats,
witches, etc., and Skahen'sorchestra
will furnish the music. No un
masked person will be permitted to
Mike Mahoney's ambition has al
ways been to purchase a red-headed
horse, and now he has succeeded in
securing just what he desired. He
says that a red-headed horse reminds
him of the animal he used to hitch
to his jaunting car in dear old Ire
land when he went forth to attend
Donnybrook fair and lick every
Orangeman in sight.
Mrs. C. H. Rines left on Tuesday
morning for the Pacific coast, where
she intends passing the winter in the
land where flowers are perpetually in
bloom. She will stay a while in Se
attle, Wash., and at Cottage Grove,
Ore., and from the latter place will
go to Los Angeles to visit her daugh
ter, Mrs. Ambrose Kelliher. Mrs.
Rines' many Princeton friends wish
her an enjoyable sojourn.
The Bockoven Land agency has
sold the Jas. Chisholm place of 120
acres, northeast of town, to E. C.
Thompson of South Dakota, who
will take possession in the spring.
The same agency has also sold 160
acres in Blue Hill township to an
Iowa man, who will move onto the
place in the spring, and three other
improved farms of 40 acres each in
Blue Hill, Baldwin
c/^ AvL* ^iMl^^i& IkkM^i^i M#i^^*ii4jfe^&^i,'ii4M and Greenbush
Dr. Armitage, we are told, will go
to Jerusalem in the springtime to
visit his friend, Sheik Ben Ali Ben
Hassan, from whom he has received
a special invitation to spend a few
weeks in the historic city. Ben
Ali Ben Hassan is a direct descen
dant of Mohammed and Doc will
have to carefully guard against the
use of cusswords while a guest of the
holy man. When Doc returns from
Jerusalem he will probably wear a
red fez instead of a Christie plug
High School Football Squad, After an
Effort to Surmount Stupen-
dous Obstacles, Disbands.
Organized Under Unfavorable Condi-
tions, Odds Against the Team
Prove Much Too Heavy.
After an uncertain career right
from the very start the Princeton
high school football team has finally
disbanded and gone into the discard
with a record of one game won and
one game lost. Through graduation
and from other causes seven of the
1911 regulars passed on into other
circles of activity, leaving but two
or three experienced players around
which to build the 1912 machine.
The material which reported for
practice this fall was extremely light
and inexperienced, and amounted in
round numbers to the proverbial
baker's dozen. Several of these were
hampered by objections of their par
ents to the game and others were
working their way through school,
thus giving them little or no time
in which to practice.
From the very start it was a de
batable question whether it would
be advisable or not to attempt to
play the game at the local school this
season, but it was finally decided to
at least have a try at it, and the
moleskins were resurrected again
for the coming battles. After a
somewhat checkered two weeks'
practice the locals played an all-star
combination and defeated them by a
score of 13 to 7. This had a tendency
to revive things momentarily, but it
was only a flash in the pan and, with
the Milaca game on the coming Sat
urday it was decided in the middle
of the week that it was impossible
to go through the season and that
football would have to be abandoned
for this year. But Milaca had al
ready advertised their game with
Princeton on the coming Saturday,
and it was up to the locals to go
thiough with this game regaidless of
local conditions and drawbacks. This
they did, and although defeated~by a
decisive score, still they had nothing
to be ashamed-of foj their part in
t^e contest. The team deserves con
siderable credit for their gameness
in going into this contest in the face
of almost certain defeat and consider
ing their demoralized condition.
Conditions over which no one had
control seemed to be working in uni
son to put a quietus on the game
and, bowing to the inevitable, Capt.
Fullwiler and his crew launched the
lifeboats and abandoned the ship in
When last heard of they were mak
ing for a new rescuing ship, to-wit,
basket ball, which sport the local
high school athletes are going to at
tempt to play the coming season.
The Local Potato Situation.
The potato situation remains
practically unchanged so far as the
demand from outside points for
white stock is concerned. As the
season advances, however, there is
an increasing demand for Triumphs,
which are shipped south for seed
purposes. A scarcity of refrigerator
cars has prevented to some extent
growers from promptlj filling their
orders for this kind of stock. Some
thing like 25 cars have been shipped
in the last six days.
Farmers have been marketing pota
toes steadily throughout the week
but prices have remained about the
same as those prevailing when the
Union was last issued.
Reports from the surrounding ter
ritory say that the bulk of the pota
toes have been dug. Exceptionally
fine weather has prevailed for har
vesting potatoes this season, and the
grower who loses potatoes from frost
has only himself to blame.
Fred Warner Wins State Prize.
Fred Warner, at one time assistant
buttermaker at the Princeton Co
operative creamery, but now of
Northwood, Iowa, won the sweep
stakes prize in that state for the best
butter. His butter scored 97 and the
award consists of a gold medal and a
gold watch. Fred naturally feels
proud of his achievement, and his
many Princeton friends are pleased
to learn that he is making so great a
will arrive here next Monday
mg, and those desirous of entering
hex class vocal instruction will
VOLUME XXXVI. NO. 44
very interesting pupil of mine foi*
several years and is perfectly com
petentto handle the voices of pupils.
She has worked on nothing but the
best of the world's musical literature
and has my sincere esteem as a
.musician and singer of great possi
bilities. The serious nature of her
study has made her a natural leader
and I highly recommend her as a"
teacher of voice.
EdnahF. Hall, **-r
Hampshire Arms, Minneapolis.
Oct. 22, 1912. ltc
L. W. HILL AS PORTER.
He Carries an Old Lady's, Grip to Train
and an Insolent Red Cap Porter
is Hunting Another Job.
This is a tale of Red Cap and
Red Cap stood, in certain hours, at
the foot of the stairs that lead to the
lower waiting room of the union,
station in Minneapolis, to help pas
sengers to trains with their hand
baggage, as was his duty.
Red Cap liked to help fat, sleek,
prosperous looking passengers.
Large, round-faced men, who looked
as if they had just dined well were
Red Cap was not partial to people
of modest attire, who looked. as if
they had no tips in their pockets.
Red Cap was a big, strong man.
Little Old Lady, with a heavy
satchel, made her way one day slowly
across the waiting room floor.
Sandy Beard came rapidly down
the stairs. Sandy Beard saw Little
Old Lady. Sandy Beard carried Lit
tle Old Lady's satchel to the train.
Sandy Beard then came back to
Red Cap, and said:
"Couldn't you have carried that
satchel for that old lady?"
Red Cap looked annoyed at being
addressed so familiarly, and he drew
himself up and looked at Sandy
Beard and asked:
"Well, what ao you care?"
Then Sandy Beard replied. I
have some interest in the matter,
I am Louis W. Hill."
Red Cap laughed. "Ha' ha! he
cried. "That's a good one but you
can't fool me."
But Sandy Beard really was Louis
W. Hill, chairman of the board of
directors of the Great Northern
Red Cap went out into the street
to look for another job and com
plained of hard times.
Sandy Beard went over to St. Paul,
Great Northern Agricultural Extension.
Mr. W. L. Davis and Mr. B. B.
Lawshe, representing Prof. F. R.
Crane of the Great Northern Agri
cultural Extension department,
came in on Tuesday's train and re
mained until last evening. Accom
panied by Mr. W. H. Ferrell, who
kindly loaned his automobile for the
occasion, H. A. Humphrey's farm,
the nej^ of section one Blue Hill,
was visited, and arrangements were
made whereby Mr. Humphrey will
devote five acres to demonstrating
what can be done with oats. In the
afternoon Ira Stanley conveyed
Messrs. Davis and Lawshe in his
automobile-to Fred Eggert's farm in
section nine, town of Princeton,
where a five-acre plot was selected
for barley. In all probability five
acres on George Schmidt's farm will
be selected as a wheat demonstration
plot. Samples of the soil were taken
and forwarded to the head office at
St. Paul. Next year these three
demonstration plots will be places of
interest for the farmers of this vi
The Catholics will hold their
bazaar for the benefit of the church
on November 2 at Brands' opera
house. There will be a good many
useful and beautiful articles offered
for sale, as also a variety of vege
tables and canned fruits. Among
the attractions there will be a fish
ing pond and guessing contests for
young and old. Dinner and supper
will be served and a lunch at any
hour between these meals. The
Catholic ladies will endeavor to
retain their reputation for serving
good square meals and they will ap
preciate greatly your kind support.
Prompt attention assured to all.
The Crusaders at Opera House.
"The Crusaders," or "Jerusalem
Delivered," will be produced in
XT- yr T,. motion pictures at Brands' opera'
Miss Martha Fibigar of Minneapolis househtsFriday,. on Saturday and Sun-
,,for greatest biblical spectacle, and the
please call upon her at J. Ci.b Herds- films have secured
tutor gives her the following excel- will appear in motiograph in this
lentrecommendatmn: production. I will be
Miss Martha Fibigar has been
at 8 m. This is a spe-
presentation of the world's
a to everyone who witnesses it.