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R. C. DUNN, Publisher
Large Audiences Show Appreciation of
Excellent Numbers Presented
by the Entertainers.
tVaried Musical Features and Lectures
by Weil-Known Orators Enter
Into Daily Programs.
The! Midland chautauqua opened in
Princeton on Monday afternoon for a
period of five days with two entertain
ments each day.
Monday's principal features were
Mason's Jubilee Singers,who ren
dered good old southern melodies and
patriotic songs in excellent style,and
lectures by George Colby, who de
scribed in an interesting manner his
sojourn among the cannibals of New
Guinea, and his extensive travels in
Europe. He also made a number of
j#-hand crayon drawings which dem
onstrated that in addition to being an
able lecturer he is a first-class artist.
On Tuesday the DeKoven Male
Quartet and Sergeant Harry J. Boyle
were the chief attractions. The quar
tet rendered very pleasing programs,
including concert and war-time music
and minstrelsy. These artists (DeKov
ens) are among the best on the chau
tauqua circuits of the country. Ser
geant Boyle, who fought in the bat
tles of Ypres, Kemmel hill, Regina
trench and the Somme, and who con
sequently knows whereof he speaks,
gave a thrilling description of his ex
periences and interspersed his story
with many humorous narratives. As
a descriptive lecturer Sergeant Boyle
is in the front rank.
Yesterday (Wednesday) the Jose
phine Dominick Concert Party gave
excellent programs of vocal selections
together with dialect stories and other
features. The Dominicks have
achieved a wide reputation for this
sort of entertainment. Judge V. H.
Stone, who is an orator of acknowl
edged ability, lectured on his famous
subject, "The Man Behind the Man Be
hind the Gun." The judge's disccurses
were intensively patriotic, and were
there any disloyalists in the audience
they received some pointed thrusts
which should decide them to change
their attitude toward the administra
tion. Judge Stone in his addresses
doubtless taught a lesson which will
bear good fruit. It is seldom that
Princeton people are afforded an op
portunity to listen to such a good lec
turer as Judge Stone.
Today the Columbia Sextetteall
Amencan ladies singing all-Amencan
songs, and George H. Nickels in a lec
ture on "The Powerful Foe," are the
Tomorrow Charles Taggart, the
"Old Country Fiddler," and J. C. San
^tfers, who will deliver a government
message on "Assets and Liabilities,"
are scheduled as the principal enter
We would advise those who have not
attended the chautauqua to do so
while they are afforded an opportunity,
for it may be a long time before com
pany of this sort visits Princeton.
A very successful chautauqua for
the children is being conducted under
the supervision of Mrs. Ladd, who has
appointed the following commis
Law and OrderMildred Kimling,
Dorothy Allen, Leah Scoville.
Clean-UpFrancis Nelson, Herman
Wresch, Ruby Sausser.
.^s The Juniors will give their pageant,
"Liberty Torch," at 8 o'clock tomor
row (Friday) night.
No Man Needs a Vacation!
William P. Lawler, the village black
smith of Boston, went to Brooklyn to
have his first vacation in 14 years.
He landed at the moment when the
police were looking for persons with
out occupations, and the result was
that Lawler was taken before Magis
"I am a blacksmith from Boston,"
said Lawler, "and I am having my
first vacation in 14 years. I arrived at
8:30 o'clock and was arristed for being
a loafer at 10:30 o'clock. I just came
here to see the sights."
Lawler had a baggage check to
prove his story. The magistrate dis
missed him with the suggestion that
he had better take the first train back
Getting the Idlers.
ll Racetrack hibitues and baseball fans
who attend games more than once a
and constant club-sitters will
M gathered into Uncle Sam's military
arms. Men waiters of the required
ages must give way to women. This
applies to hotels, restaurants and
clubs. It ushers in the girl piratical
hat-checker. Women are to replace
young men as starters and operators
of elevators in apartment houses and
office buildings, as doormen and
"barkers" in front of shops. All young
men ushers at theaters must give way
to women or elderly men.
Domestic service is directly affected
young butlers who have become so in
tolerantly exacting in their demands
today find themselves automatically
out of jobs. Many women will also
come into action as automobile drivers.
Sales clerks and young bookkeepers
will have to undertake some manual
labor or go to wa*. These are all
rated as "non-productive occupations"
by Gen. Crowder. How Japanese and
Chinese cooks and butlers will be af
fected is yet a matter of discussion.
Hoboes "on the road" will be rounded
up and severely dealt with. For them
no mercy will be shown.
Red Cross Work Allotments.
The situation as to the production
of textiles in the United States is
such that it has been deemed advisable
to put all the divisions of the Red
Cross on "specific allotments of gar
ments to be sewed. These allotments
are so distributed as to secure the re
quired output of finished articles at a
minimum cost, taking into considera
tion local conditions of production and
This is a more businesslike
way of handling the wonderful work
that the women all over the country
are doing, as naturally when each
chapter could choose whatever gar
ments it wished to make there must
have been an overproduction of some
garments and a lack of others.
The headquarters at Washington,
which is under government control, ap
portions the allotments to the different
chapters, where allotments are made
to the different branches.
The table at the end of this article
gives the allotments to the different
branches of the Mille Lacs county
chapter for the months of July and
The apportionment for our chapter
is largely of refugee garmentssix
year old boys' winter suits, six year
old girls' petticoats, women's chemises
and black sateen pinafores for children
The commission of investigation of
the needs in France tells us that the
clothing and taking care of the refu
gees is a large factor in helping to
win the war.
The thousands of destitute people
who are driven out of the regions over
which the battles rage, and who gather
in desolate hordes just back of the
lines, have a depressing effect on the
morale of the armies unless they are
immediately cared for. The sooner
they are fed and clothed and provided
with shelter the better it is for the
spirits of the brave French soldiers,
who have not only had to risk the dan
gers of the terrible battles for four
years and suffer the hardships our
boys are now enduring, but have had
the added mental suffering of knowing
that their homes are being despoiled
and their loved ones are being sub
jected to starvation and other horrible
So if we, here safe at home with
plenty to eat, can help clothe these
stricken families we should do it not
only cheerfully but thankfully.
In the following schedule the paja
ma suits and foot socks are hospital
*T -d TJ "1
36 28 24 15
48 36 24 20 10
48 26 18 16 12 19
48 26 24 16 12
24 16 12 8 12
9 *Ji 9 **'&..
12 8 12
16 12 12 15
300 200 150 100 100 50
The President Acted Wisely.*
Congress did not pass the act ar
bitrarily fixing the price of wheat at
$2.40 in response to any widespread
demand from the farmers. It passed
it because it sunk the country's inter
ests in the eager quest for votes.
Moreover, it passed this jprovision
with the full knowledge that the
president would veto it. In other
words, to catch votes it deliberately
added to the president's enormous bur
dens the wholly unnecessary one of
shouldering the responsibility for re
fusing to tolerate farm profiteering.
The raise in the price of wheat pro
posed by congress would have added
two dollars a barrel to the price of
flour. It would have imposed upon
the consumers of this country and of
its war-weary allies an enormous tax
of nearly four hundred million dollars.
The president has vetoed tnk
measure, which is no credit to con
gress, and he gives ample and satis
fying reasons for his act. Congress
should be ashamed of itself.Duluth
Zimmerman Red Cross Drive.
The dedication of the service flag
last Friday evening was very largely
attended. Rev. Whittrup of Elk River
delivered an interesting address and
made an urgent appeal to the people
to comply with the government in
saving foods that are so badly needed
by the boys across the water. There
were many wet eyes at the close of his
Bertha Walker gave a recitation and
the Misses Ethel Nash and Elizabeth
Mickleson instrumental music. Little
Myron Katz of Minneapolis, who is
visiting here, favored the audience
with several violin selections, gener
ously responding to encores. The
most attractive feature of the evening
was the dedicating of our beautiful
service flag for the boys who have
so bravely offered their lives for their
country. As the name of each man
was called a star was placed on the
flag in his honortwenty-five in all. It
"was a sacred affair and touched the
hearts of all who were present. The
Home guards drilled for some time,
which was much enjoyed by many peo
The W. A. R. club had prepared
articles for sale, together with pop
corn, canes, coffee and cake, and made
a genuine Red Cross drive. These ar
ticles were donated by the members of
the club as also were the cakes, cream,
etc., no one outside having been t$-
quested to give assistance.
R. F. Brown and C. A. Stillman
fered to pay the incidental expensej
incurred, which offer was gratefully
accepted. The sum realized was $68.22
and Irving Jennison has the sincere
thanks of the ladies for donating a
sufficient amount to make the sum
total $70 for the Red Cross. The rec
ord of the patriotism of the W. A.
club ladies is surely an enviable one.
They donated a sum of $20 to the Yi
M. C. A. from the proceeds of thetf
minstrel show, and each week finds
some members at the Red Cross,
-J i -i_L- i
mg rooms besides faulting articles-^
home. Aside from this they have sub
scribed for $1,400 worth of Liberty
bonds and $810 worth of War Savings
stamps. Considering that there are
only 15 members, they can feel justly
proud of their achievements. They
feel safe in saying it would be hard to
beat so small an organization as this
in the amount raised. When it comes
to loyalty and patriotism you'll find
the W. A. R. club right in the front.
A cordial vote of thanks is extended
the public for making the Red Cross
drive such a success.
In the presence of a large number
of relatives and friends the marriage
of Fred Hoehn and Erma Steeves took
place last Monday morning at 8
o'clock in St. Edward's church, Father
Willenbrink officiating. Othmar Land
kamer, a cousin of the groom, and
Miss Orpha Ross of Greenbush acted
The bride was prettily gowned in a
suit of soft blue silk popeline with a
picture hat to ma'tch, and carried a
bouquet of white roses and ferns. Af
ter the ceremony a delicious wedding
repast was served at the home of the
groom's parents, and the young couple
left on the morning train for the twin
cities and points in North Dakota,
where the groom has a sister and other
relatives. They will be gone for about
a week, after wich they will settle
down to housekeeping in Princeton un
til a suitable home is erected on the
groom's farm northeast of town.
Both young people are well known
in and around Princeton and have
many friends who wish them a happy
Public Library Fee.
There is a state law requiring that
all books in a public library circulat
ing outside of the city, village or town
whose taxes support said library shall
be subject to a fee.
In compliance with this law a fee
of fifty cents will hereafter be charged
for the period of a yearthe year to
date from July to Julyfor each card
issued from the Princeton Public
library to any person outside the vil
lage limits. This is a very moderate fee
when it is considered that one may
borrow on such a card a goodly number
of books during the course of a year,
while fifty cents will not even buy one
If at any time any town board ap
portions a sum to be paid in for the
support of the Princeton Public library
the residents of said town shall be en
titled to^the free circulation of the
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1918 rfSA
France's Day Independence Da is Ob-
served Throughout Length and
Breadth of America. J
Rev. W. B. Milne Delivers Sermon
Appropriate to Occasion at
Sunday was "Bastile"" daythe
French Independence dayand not
only in France, Great Britain and
Italy was the day duly observed, but
throughout the United States. In
America it was celebrated as a recip
rocal appreciation of the spirit of
brotherly love manifested in the recent
observance of our Independence day
throughout the length and breadth of
France.' The French did themselves
proud in celebrating July Fourth and
it is only meet and proper that we
return this great compliment upon the
national commemoration of their day
of libertythe fall of the Bastile.
Princeton was not behind in honor
ing our French allies upon this oc
casion, and Rev. Milne of the Congre
gational church delivered a very suita
ble and patriotic sermon to a large
audience on Sunday.
He.gave a graphic description of
the French revolution, which embodied
the events leading up to the fall of
the Bastile, and brought out forcibly
the three cardinal principles of the
French motto, "Liberty, Equality and
Fraternity," as symbolized by the
glorious tricolor of Francethe na
tional flag. The speaker lauded the
French government, the indomitable
courage of its soldiers, who have stood
knee deep in the gory trenches for
four years fighting for humanity its
gteajt war strategist, General Foch
and General Lafayette, who came to
our assistance when we were in a hard
pinch and saved for us the day. He
paid tribute to the memory of the
Frenchmen who have fought and died
in the gigantic world struggle and to
the brave women of France who are
assisting in war work. Rev. Milne
declared that America could show no
higher respectIndependence to the Frencdaythn natio
than to observe upon July 14 of
ing out of the revolution, the people
of France demolished the Bastile.
The site of this fortress prison is
now marked by a lofty column of
bronze dedicated to French patriots
of 1789 and 1830. It is crowned by a
gilded figure of Liberty.
The services at the Congregational
church included patriotic choral num
bers and a solo by H. A. Garrison
Bee Herding is Perilous.
When Don Evans volunteered to
act as assistant bee herder to Elmer
Earley he didn't realize what he was
going up against. He expected to
handle a swarm of the buzzers as does
Herb Gateswithout gloves. So he
grabbed a couple of handfuls that had
swarmed on the limb of a tree and
then dropped themthey were not
pleasant to the touch. Don expected
to get away with merely a few stings
on his hands, but the bees chased him
into the big bog and caught him. A
whole battalion mobilized on his neck
and face, and when he returned to the
farm house he was a sight to behold
his head was as big as an overgrown
pumpkin and he was as blind as a
bat. The next time Don goes bee
herding he will .doubtless take Herb
Gates' advice: "Don't get too familiar
with bees until you have cultivated
their acquaintance, which you can do
only by degrees."
Keeping Faith With Our Dead.
We might erect to our fallen dead
the most magnificent monument that
this world has ever seen, we might
build it in marble and stud it with
gems and have the greatest poets and
artists decorate itbut it would be a
mockery and a sham.
The only monument that we dare
erect to our fallen dead, the only mon
ument that would not be a dishonor to
them and a shame and eternal disgrace
to us is the monument of victory.
And the army will never quit until
we have such victory, for we dare not
break faith with our dead.Captain
Knyvelt in Scribners. **&
The Sacrifice Will Be Made.
Cool headed men who come back af
ter a study of conditions on the other
side are inclined to advise the Ameri
can people to make up their minds
they must fight from two to five years
longer. Should no disaster come in
northern France this summer, the end
may come in two years. Otherwise
five years may be a short estimate of
the duration of the job we have before
us. Let the worst happen in France
and we will see that the war has only
begun so far as we are concerned. If
it is necessary for America and Great
Britain to fight on the sea for a gen
eration to prevent Germany from over
running the world, the sacrifice will be
made. There will be no German
peace. The world has made up its
mind to lose its last dollar and its last
man before it will consent to be ruled
by the Hun*.Nebraska State Journal.
Chris. Neumann Found Guilty.
After a protracted trial in the
United States district court at Duluth
the jury, after deliberating for 20
hours, brought in a verdict of guilty
against Christian S. Neumann, who
was accused of violation of the es
pionage act, and he was sentenced to
four years imprisonment in the
Fort Leavenworth federal peniten
tiary, on Tuesday, by Judge Page
Morris. Notice of an appeal to the
circuit court was given and a stay of
42 days was granted. In the mean
time the defendant has been admitted
to bail on a bond of $10,000.
The judge's charge to the jury, it
is admitted by the defendant, was
There was a big array of witnesses
for the prosecution, and practically
the only witness for the defense was
Mr. Neumann himself.
One of the counts in the indictment
accused the defendant of circulating a
pamphlet"Shanghied Into the War"
and he admitted giving away two
copies of the same, but other damag
ing testimony reflecting on the defen
dant's loyalty was brought out at the
The defendant had subpoenaed four
witnessesDr. H. C. Cooney, John
Grow, Louis Normandin and R. C.
Dunnwho were never called upon to
testify. Several witnesses for the
prosecutionT. H. Caley, Dr. T.
Armitage, E. K. Evens and H. A.
Humphreywere not called to the
A great deal of interest has been
manifested in this case by the people
of Princeton and vicinity, but the
Union has studiously refrained from
offering any comment, much to the
disgust of some people who forget
that in the eyes of the law an ac
cused person is presumed to be in
nocent untiLhe is proven guilty.
Let the Boy Choose His Own Career,
If you, as the father, want your son
to be a lawyer, and, on top of that,
your boy would really like to be a
lawyer, that is all well and good. But
if you want him to be a lawyer, and
he wants to be something elsean
architect, a musician, or what not, you
are doing him an irremediable injury
when you insist on his studying law.
You are injuring him because you are
trying to mold his personality and
gifts into a shape which is contrary to
nature. That is, you handicap him by
making him do something in which he
can take no pleasure and work that
affords no pleasure is a trial which the
human soul cannot withstand without
paying a big penalty.
The labor of life, you must remem
ber, is intended, not only to provide
a man with the means of living, but
also to satisfy him, to make him feel
contented, to permit him to take
pleasure in his hours and his days.
Traffic Posts for Village.
At a special meeting of the Village'
Council on Saturday night Lynn
Johnson, agent for the Municipal Ap
pliance company of Minneapolis,
agreed to install three Standard Traf
fic posts free of costthe company to
pay for the maintenance of such posts
These posts are seven feet high, are
ornamental, and have a red, electrical
ly-lighted globe on top for the guid
ance of autos and other vehicles in
the night time. The posts will be
located as follows: One in the center
of the street near Dr. Cooney's resi
dence, one near the First National
bank and another near the Evens
Upon request of Mrs. Max Kruschke
she was granted a license to reopen
the Strand theater.
School Election Next Saturday.
The annual election of members of
Independent School district No. 1 will
be held in Princeton High school build
ing Saturday evening next at 7 o'clock.
At that time two members of the
school board will be elected for three
years and one member for two years.
Everyone should turn out and vote.
'Local War News.
Herman R. Hanson, Milaca Chas.
DeRose, Pease and Jalmer A. Peter
son, Milaca, left here on Monday for
special training in mechanical work at
Ray Sausser, Wm. Foster and Milo
fH VOLUME 42, NO. 30
George of Princeton on Saturday en-^^/ofc
tered the service at Minneapolis as'' lftv
mechanical helpers and will go tot^^ll
Jefferson Barracks, Mo. i ^^Mfh
Ross Creglow of Princeton has en- ~-i-^-
listed in the United States navy
On August 15, says a notice from
Brigadier General Rhinow to W. C.
Doane of the local registration board, f^
a call will be issued for men to go to s~*
Indianapolis for instructions as chauf-^?_
eurs. These men must have an ap- %T
titude for mechanical work and possess
at least a grammar school education.
They will be selected from Class 1 of
the 1918 registration. Men who desire
to take advantage of this opportunity
should lose no time in making applica
tion to the local registration board,
as the report of the number available
will have to be sent to headquarters
not later than July 22.
Soldier Boy Killed in Accident.
George Dewey McFarland, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. McFarland, for
merly of Mille Lacs county but now of
Albert Lea, died at Camp Devens,
Mass., as the result of a motorcycle
accident on July 12. From such in
formation as is available it seems that
young McFarland was taking a spin
on a motorcycle when his machine
skidded and was struck by a street
car. He lived but a few hours after
The body arrived here last evening
and was conveyed to the residence of
Mrs. M. M. Briggs (an aunt of the
3oy) and the funeral was held from
there at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev.
W. B. Milne officiating at the solemni
ties. Interment was in Oak Knoll
cemetery and the funeral was military
in character, veterans of the civil war
being in attendance and Boy Scouts
constituting a guard of honer. A
large number of relatives and civilians
were also present at the obsequies.
George Dewey McFarland (better
known as Dewey McFarland) was
born in Milaca on February 24, 1896.
On June 1, 1917, he enlisted in ther
quartermaster's department of the
army and went into training at Jack
sonville, Fla., on December 19, of the*
same year. From Jacksonville he was
transferred to Washington, D. C, for
further training, and was then sent to
Camp Devens, where he was promoted
to sergeant and where he met with the
accident which caused his death. He
is survived by his father, mother,
brother and sister besides numerous
Sergeant McFarland was a clean
cut, manly young fellow, patriotic and
loyal to the core. Although but 22
years of age he had advanced to the
position of instructor at Camp Devens,
his specialty being motorcycle and
bicycle work. He was very anxious to
go to France, but his services were of
such value that the military authori
ties deemed it wise to keep him on
this side. It is to be regretted that
his life was taken in so tragic a way
and the blow is a particularly heavy
one to his relatives, to whom heart
felt sympathy is extended by their
Joseph Young Dead.
Joseph Young, a veteran of the civil
war who formerly lived at Milaca,
died at Everett, Wash., last week and
the remains are expected to arrive in
Princeton next Saturday. They will
be accompanied by Mr. Young's only
daughter, Mrs. Josephine Campbell.
Mr. Young was.About 99 years of age
and until a few years ago attended
regularly at Princeton every Memorial
day observance. He was a fine old
gentleman and had hundreds of friends
in this county. The funeral will take
place in Princeton next Monday.
Latest War News.
A special from St. Paul this morning
is to the effect that the allies are
holding the Huns on the western front
in France, and in places are driving
them back. The last great offensive
of the Huns is bound to failthe
drive has already spent its force and
the allies' lines are practically intact.
Thousands of our American boys are
in the thick of the fight and are giving
a good account of themselves. The
great battle is still raging, but the
allies seem to be confident of the out
comethe Huns shall not pass. The
brave Americans are manfully doing
their part in stemming the Hun onrush.
Quentin Roosevelt Killed."
Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest of
ex-President Roosevelt's four sons who
are on the fighting front in France,
was killed at Chateau Thierry on the
14th inst.^ %?l^vl^$f *^te 4
Quentin was in the aviation service
and was battling with a German
squadron of airplanes when his ma
chine was brought to earth.
He was only 22 years of age. He
died as his father would like to have
him diefighting for his country.