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title: 'The Princeton union. (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, April 13, 1916, Page 8, Image 8',
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i WE CAN convince you by mere printed words of that which
entry Ileo owner knows from experienceyou'll settle that
fjiz^stion of "which car" for you within five minutes after read
ing this ad.
Ev ERY REO OWNER KNOWSand will tell you that Reo the
Fifth is the simplest car to operate and that its parts are more
readily accessible than any other motor car in the worldbar
EVERY REO OWNER KNOWSfor he has compared figures
with his friends who own Reos and other makes of carsthat
Reo the Fifth is the cheapest car to own, to drive and to main
lain of any automobile of equal passenger capacity.
EVERY REO OWNER KNOWS that Reo the Fifth is the most
comfortable car to ride in it is possible to buy for less than
$1,200. It's a big car. Seats five full grown adults comforta
blyyou don't have to put them in with a shoe horn.
EVERY REO OWNER KNOWS that the Reo safety factor "50
percent over-size in all vital parts," adds immeasurably to the
conditions of road and speed,
pleasure of motoringfor you feel safe and secure under all
EVERY REO OWNER KNOWShe believes firmlythat his
Reo is just as good as any other Reo ever madewhich is to
say just a little better than any other car can be.
IF YOU DON'T KNOWif you question any of the above state
mentsjust ask any or all of the Reo owners you know and
they will amplify every assertion we've made.
THEN CONSIDER that which after all is the most important
question at this momenthow to get one. Demand is tremen
dousalways has been for Reos, but this season is greater
ONLY WAY IS TO ORDER AT ONCE. Place your order now
and we can give you a pretty accurate date of deliverywont
keep you waiting after that date.
DELAYAND YOU MAYWILL almost certainly be disap
Evens Hardware Company
THE INCOMPARABLE FOUR-1
The Union Gives All the News All the Time.
J-IAVINQ purchased the wood and coal busi
ness of W. H. Perrell & Co., we are now
prepared to furnish you good material at fair 1
prices, both in wood, coal or any thing in the
CALEY LUMBER CO.
BENJAniN SOULE, Manager
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HORSES FOR EVERT PURPOSETO SUIT EVERT POCKETBOOK
We always have on hand raorflt real grood horses
than any market in the Northwest and can fill your
order be it large or small.
Special Auction Sales of Horses.
AUCTION EVERY TUESDAY.
Hundreds of good horses and mares with foal will
be consigned to each of these sales, also a large
number of pavement sore and second-hand city
horses suitable for farm use.
Horses bought of us must pass Inspection and
will be guaranteed to be as represented.
Write us for any information you wish.
Bardin's Stables. Minneapolis Horse Market
807-811 Sixth St. S., Minneapolis, Minn. "The Place Thai Never Disappoints"
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1916
Must Know How Far Away
Enemy IstoShoot Accurately.
GERMANS MOST EFFICIENT.
Marksmanship Depends on SightOne
Can See 100 Yards on a Moonlight
Nrght, While on a Dark Night the
Limit Is Twelve YardsOur System
of Determining Distance.
Many military experts have given it
as their opinion that the training of
soldiers' eyesight is the first and most
important feature of musketry, and a
man -who is a good judge of distance is
of much greater value on the battle
field than one who is a skilled shot
Not the least interesting are the les
sons for training a soldier to see in the
dark. It is impressed upon him that
the ability to see in the dark increases
It is found that on open level ground
a standing man in khaki can 6e seen
on an ordinary dark night at about
twelve yards, on a starlight night
twenty-four yards and on a moonlight
night, with the moon behind the ob
server, fifty yards.
When the moon is behind the person
looked at the limit of vision is about
A column of fours moving toward
the observer can be seen on an ordi
nary dark night at about eighteen
yards' distance, with the moon behind
the observer 120 yards and about 140
yards when the moon is behind the
men looked at
Can Judge at 1,000 Yards.
Soldiers are trained to Judge dis
tances up to 1,000 yards. Eight hun
dred yards is fixed as the limit for the
rank and file, because it is found that
the most expert shots rarely hit a
small target, such as a prone figure,
at a distance over 800 yards, even
when the range is known.
The British standard of accuracy re
quires that the mean error for trained
soldiers in judging distances within
800 yards' range should not exceed 100
yards. In judging distance tests offi
cers, noncommissioned officers and men
whose error exceeds 20 per cent are
regarded as inefficient.
In Germany, according to "Notes on
Visual Training," the best judges make
10 per cent of error in Austria the
average error is 12 per cent.
In France 15 per cent is laid down
as the normal error up to 1,000 yards.
In America a very practical sliding
scale is in vogue, where the highest
skill in shooting must be accompanied
by a high standard in judging distance.
The following is a rough guide for
judging lateral distances running at
right angles to the observer at various
distances: With one eye shut and the
hand at arm's length to the front with
the fingers perpendicular, the breadth
of six fingers will cover 100 yards of
lateral distance at a distance of 500
yards from the observer.
Under the same conditions the
breadth of three fingers will cover a
lateral distance of 100 yards at a dis
tance of 1,000 yards.
The breadth of two fingers will cov
er a lateral distance of 100 yards at
The width of the thumb will roughly
cover 100 yards of lateral distance
2,000 yards away.
This method may be employed to in
dicate roughly the approximate dis
tance of an objective from a descrip
tion point Only one hand should be
used, even if more than one hand's
breadth is required to indicate the dis
The arm must be held out perfectly
straight from the shoulder in front of
the face, with the fingers vertical.
If, however, the object is immediate
ly above or below the description point
the fingers should be horizontal.
In measuring distances one eye
should be closed and both the descrip
tion point and the objective kept in
MEXICAN WOMEN PATRIOTIC.
Will Burn Paper Money So That Gov
ernment Won't Have to Pay.
The women of the republic of Mex
ico have issued an appeal through the
press for a supreme effort to lift the
interior debt, represented by the pres
ent issue of paper money.
Labor unions, government employees
and others are called on to make week
ly contributions in bills, which it is
proposed to burn in public squares in
stead of turning them into the treas
ury. In addition, men, women and
children are asked to make contribu
tions of jewelry, plate and metallic
money. According to this plan the
Guild of Leather Workers has agreed
to burn 20,000 pesos.
The women in their nation wide ap
peal cite the conduct of the French
after the war of 1870 and call on all
patriotic Mexicans to aid in the work
Letter Lost Twice.
Oxford university had to send to
America three sets of papers for the
last Rhodes scholarship examinations.
The first set went down with the Ara
bic and the second set with the Hes
perian. The third set got across in
TRIBUTE TO JEFFERSON.
Movement to Make His
Birthday a National Holiday.
MANY MEN SHOW DESIRE
TO GO ON SUMMER CRUISE
Secretary Daniels Says That Navy
May Train 10,000 Civilians.
Secretary Daniels is enthusiastic over
the navy's civilian cruise, which starts
Aug. 15 and continues until Sept. 12.
"Since the cruise has been an
nounced," the secretary said the other
Hay, "the department has received a
very large number of applications and
a larger number of inquiries concern
i ng the conditions under which it may
be made. We expect to take about
5,000 men who have either a knowledge
of the sea or of a trade employed by
the navy and give them in a month's
time a pretty good insight into naval
"Judging by the interest which has
already been shown, I believe the suc
cess of the project is already assured.
This year we intend to have all the
naval militias on either the Atlantic or
the Pacific. Heretofore the Great Lakes
militias and those Jocated on inland
waterways have had their annual
cruises in their own locations. This
year we intend to put them aboard
great battleships and, with the other
civilians we intend to introduce to the
navy, we will probably have 10,000
civilians on cruises during the sum-
These cruises are expected to do the
same good for the navy that the vari
ous training camps held last summer
did for the army. They will offer an
unexcelled opportunity for young men
to gain practical knowledge and expe
rience in handling a battleship, in op
erating the guns and in discipline.
The navy department has not doubt
ed for a moment that the civilians
would hesitate to volunteer. The prin
cipal fear is that there will not be ac
commodations on board the battleships
for all who make application to serve.
The enrollments will be closed on June
1, and no applicant will be considered
after that date.
The vessels are expected to sail from
Boston, New York, Norfolk, Newport,
Philadelphia and probably Charleston.
The volunteers will, of course, have to
pay their fare to the seaport nearest
their home and will be required to pay
a deposit of $30 to cover the expenses
of the trip.
TO THE WAR IN A TRUNK.
German Officer Tried Thus to Evade
the British Patrol Boats.
The story of how a German engineer
crossed the Atlantic in his wife's trunk,
only to be captured by the British at
Kirkwall, comes from Copenhagen.
According to the dispatch, Captain
Roewer, a German engineer, who es
caped from Kiauchau when the Jap
anese captured that stronghold, made
his way to New York with his wife.
Desirous of reaching Germany, he fit
ted himself into his wife's trunk after
fixing a ventilator in the trunk, and
she took passage on a line,r for Copen
His wife had her meals sent to her
cabin, where the trunk was installed,
and the engineer was thus provided
with food. He left the trunk only at
At Kirkwall when the British authori
ties came aboard to examine all bag
gage he hid in the packing room, but
was discovered and detained. His wife
was permitted to proceed and landed
at Copenhagen, the dispatch says.
INCOME TAX $100,000,000.
McAdoo's Estimates Show Increase of
$15,000,000 Over Last Year.
Income tax receipts of the United
States for the year will approximate
$100,000,000, or $15,000,000 more than
the estimate, according to schedules
compiled in Secretary of the Treasury
McAdoo's office on telegraphic reports
leceived from throughout the country.
If the collections come up to expecta
tions the tax will yield the largest re
turns in the history of the income tax.
Last year receipts approximated $80,-
000,000. The $100,000,000 estimate in
cludes some $19,480,000 already collect
ed. This includes taxes from corpora
tions as well as individuals.
Older Than His Grandmother.
Tiemen Schepel of Holland, Mich.,
has the distinction of being one year
older than his grandmother. Schpers
grandfather. Thomas Vandenbosch,
took out a license to wed Miss Gert
rude Nyboer, and the ceremony was
solemnized in Grand Haven. Vanden
bosch is seventy-two years of age and
his bride is only nineteen.
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First National Bank
OF PRINCETON, MINNESOTA.
PAID UP CAPITAL, $30,000
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, Vice President.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
3 Farm Mortgages,
Interest Paid On Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
M. M. STROETER WILL CONDUCT FARM AUCTIONS
EITHER ON COMMISSION. OR BY THE DAY
rinceton State Ban
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS
Security State Bank
Capital, $32,000 Surplus $4,000
JOHN W. GOULDING, President G. A. EATON, Cashier
FARMLANDS FARM LOANS 0
ricMiilan & Stanley
n. 5. RUTHERFORD & CO.
We Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands. \l
FARM LOANS FARMLANDS
Pierson & Blocker
1 (Successors to L. C. Hummel)
I Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard,
POULTRY, FISH and GAME IN SEASON.
South Main Street Princeton, Minn.
A. C. SMITH
Prime Meats of Every Variety,
\l Poultry, Fish, Etc.
Higest Market Prices Paid for Cattle and Hogs
MAIN STREET, PRINCETON ,J
Ads in The Union Bring Results:
Commencing at 1 o'clock P. M.
We have a large number of Cows, Horses and
other livestock which will be sold on the above
date, besides other property to numerous to men-
tion. Bring in anything that you may wish to sell.
HENRY UBLEM, Auct. 0. BYE, Clerk
Cashier. $. I