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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
THE LKCEUM COURSE
Burgedorfer, Famous Entertainer and
Impersonator, Will be at High
School on Monday.
Seeand of Series of, Sik Entertain-
ments Under Auspices of Civ-
ic Betterment Club.
On next Monday evening, Novem
ber 17, the second number of the ly
ceum course will be put on at the high
school auditorium, when Burgedorfer,
the celebrated entertainer and imper
sonator, will be with us.
Clarence Burgedorfer is recognized
all over the United States as one of
,he cleverest entertainers on the plat
form, and it is only because the uni
versity of Minnesota secures himin
common with the other attractions
at cost for us that we are able to
afford as talented a man in our small
town. He has the natural gift of
humor and good cheer, together with
an unusual personality which pleases
people of every class.
This is a number which is always
thoroughly enjoyed by children and
Everyone knows that Jif without
fun and merriment w^uld be a drear
unhealthy existence. The therapeutic
value of good, clean fun is ac
knowledged by all physicians. That
our great university has seen fit to
place in the lyceum course one num
ber which consists almost entirely of
fun should be ample proof of its worth.
Burgedorfer entertainments are
unique and refreshing. His is not the
"slap-stick" style. His wit, readings
and costume work are of a high order
and his impersonations are clever and
It is gratifying to know that this
community will support such a lyceum
course as is being put on under the
auspices of the Civic Betterment club
of Princeton, for a lyceum course
backed by our university is neces
sarily the best. All expenses were
covered by the sale of tickets before
the first number, which was put on
last month, so from now on all ad
missions paid in will be profits and,
as all profits are to be used for public
purposes, it is hoped that there will
still be a sale of tickets.
If you have not already secured a
season ticket it is still greatly to your
advantage to do so. Single admission
to this and all numbers of the course
is fifty cents for adults and 25 cents
for children, plus the war tax on each.
The price of the season ticket has been
cut to $1.25 for adults and 75 cents
for children, plus the war tax, now
that one entertainment has passed.
There are still five entertainments re
maining on the course, all of which
are excellent. By buying a season
ticket the admission price for an adult
is cut to 20 cents and for a child to
15 cents, plus the war tax. Season
tickets on sale at Herdhska's jewelry
Letter From Drought Belt.
Harlem, Montana, Nov. 7, 1919
Dear Friends George, Tom and the
Enclosed please find check for $3 to
cover my subscription until May 1,
1920. Don't ever stop the Union from
coming to my address because it has
a tendency to cause me to rear up
on my hind legs and say what I think
in matters of public concern the same
as the Union does.
Winter has apparently set in out
here and below zero weather has pre
vailed since about the 25th of October,
with about four or five inches of snow
to remind one that his summer's in
come should have been more securely
salted down in order that the C. L.
might continue to flourish. Wn'ile I
still insist that this is a little the best
state in the United States, I cannot
help but remark that the past three
years have been cruel ones for the
dry-land farmers, the men who are
making great efforts to make the raw
prairie yield to them the wherewith
by which they are to raise and educate
their families. Drought in all its glory
has beld sway and crops have been
poor. If winter has come at this early
date to remain for five or six months
it will mean more suffering than ever
before, because feed is scarce and can
not be profitably continued during a
long winter. Horses out here are ex
pected to graze throughout the winter
months and the range is pretty well
eaten offin other words, the grass is
very short and I wouldn't be sur
prised to find the country pretty well
dotted with carcasses in the spring.
At that we are not giving our horses
away as you folks are disposed to be
ji lieve. Four army officers were here
yesterday to buy horses for cavalry
purposes and advertised that they
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would pay $75 each for horses for
that purpose. Only two horses were
brought in and, of course, they would
not buy less than a carload, so went on
Business in my linesU. S. com
missioner, justice of peace, police
magistrate, alderman, farmer, etc.,
continues to be good, and I have no
cause for complaint.
Give my personal regards to any
friends who might remember me and,
wishing the Union a continuance of
prosperity and strength for doing
good ifl the community, I beg to re
main, Your friend,
Jess L. Angstman.
(Our friend, Jess' statement that "I
still insist this is the best state in the
United States" does not appear to
harmonize with other parts of his let
ter. He knows as well as we do that
his old home state of Minnesota
the best in the union.Editor.)
Mrs. Christopher Bridge.
Mrs. Christopher N. Bridge passed
away at her home in this village at
9 o'clock on Saturday morning after a
brief illness which followed her re
turn from a visit to Philadelphia.
Funeral services were held at the
home on Tuesday afternoon with Rev.
Geer officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Mor
gan, Mrs. Glade and Chas. E. Ander
son sang hymnal selections. The in
terment was at Oak Knoll.
Mrs. Bridge, whose maiden name
was Elizabeth A. Jones, was bom at
Black Bock, Pa., on June 12, 1839.
She was married to Christopher N
Bridge in Philadelphia on October 30,
1865, and came west with her husband
to Mission Creek, near Hinckley,
where she remained about seven years
After that she lived on a farm in
Baldwin, Sherburne county, 16 years
in Tacoma, Washington, two years
and Saskatchewan four years, when
the family moved to Princeton and
where Mrs. Bridge resided to the time
of her\ death, 10 years. She is sur
vived by her husband and four sons
Edward N., Canada Benjamin and
John, Princeton and David, Zimmer
Mrs. Bridge was a home-loving
woman, an affectionate wife and
mother and a good neighbor. Her
memory will be long held in reverence
by those who knew her.
Among those from out of town who
attended the obsequies were John
Jackson, sr., John Jackson, jr., and
wife, Mrs. J. R. Bullis and Mrs. L. J.
Schwendeman of Brainerd.
The family extends heartfelt thanks
to the neighbors and friends who so
kindly rendered assistance during the
sickness and at the funeral of wife and
Mrs. Wm. Lambrecht.
Mrs. Wm. Lambrecht died at her
home in Princeton on Wednesday, No
vember 5, following an illness of but
a few days.
Deceased, whose maiden name was
Mathilde Domross, was born in Neu
kirchen, Germany, on October 28, 1860,
and came to the United States in her
youth. She is' survived by her hus
band, three sons, six daughters and
Funeral services were held at Ross'
undertaking parlors on Sunday after
noon, Rev. Vogel, German Lutheran
minister, whose church she attended,
conducting the solemnities.
Mrs. Lambrecht was a woman held
in high esteem by all who knew her.
County School Notes.
Blanks for receipts to teachers pay
ing to the teachers' pension and retire
ment fund were sent to all clerks in
the county last week. Teachers are
entitled to and should receive a receipt
from the clerk for the amount deducted
for the pension fund.
Many inquiries are received in re
gard to who must pay to the teachers'
pension and retirement fund.' The law
provides that every teacher who was
not teaching in Minnesota on April 20,
1915, must pay to the fund, and it is
the duty of the clerk to deduct from
the salary check of the teacher such
amount as she must pay $5 per year
for the first five years, etc.
Blanks to be used in excusing pu
pils from school under the compulsory
education law were sent out to all the
clerks last week. The law is printed
on the blanks. Parents who must
keep children out of school should ask
the school board for permit so that
the teacher may receive proper notice
from the clerk.
A number of teachers have neglect
ed to send in their monthly report to
this office. We must have this report
to check up attendance, so we ask the
delinquent teachers to send in the re
ports without fail the coming week
for the past month.
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American Legion Delegates, 2,000
Strong, Convene in the Audi-
Victory Parades in Both Minneapolis
and St. PaulArmistice Day
is Duly Celebrated.
Two thousand delegates from the
various American legion posts in the
United States gathered at the Minne
apolis auditorium on Monday and
opened the first national convention of
the organization in a ringing outburst
Delegates from 48 states cheered
until the roof rang when Governor
Burnquist and Mayor Meyers paid
tribute to the Americanism represent
ed by the legion, and when Henry D.
Lindsley, national chairman, referred
to the legion as the "one great un
bossed American organization" and
General Collardet read the cabled
greetings of Marshal Foch there was
more thunderous applause, and cries of
"Vive la France" swept the convention
hall. Marshal Foch's message follows:
"My Valiant War Companions: The
11th of November, 1918, saw the ca
pitulation of the enemy vanquished
Germany was craving for mercy, and
she delivered over to us such trophies
as history had never known.
"This was indeed the victory of the
allied armies who, ardently fighting,
had united in a supreme, continuous
and violent effort, all their energies as
they had united all their hopes.
"With head erect, the valiant Ameri
can fighters of the Argonne, of the
Meuse, of the Somme, of Flanders,
after hard days, resumed once more,
by the side of the allies, the march
toward the Rhine.
''In this day,when for the first time
we celebrate the anniversary of the
armistice, I want to be with you to
commemorate the past and to tell you
that, with our eyes ever raised toward
the same ideal of justice and liberty,
we must remain united as we have
been in the days of trial and the days
"Proud to have been at your head, I
send you most cordial greetings' to
the veterans of the great war, illus
trious by their immortal deeds*, and
to those too who/ in tha camps of
America, were preparing with ardor
to come and take their part in the
"Lastly I wish to salute, as ever liv
ing'in a memory of the past and on the
threshold of a future common to us,
the tombs of those who lie in the soil
of France, resting there, and are as a
symbol of our indissoluble union."
Prior to the reading of this message
a delegate from California rose to a
ioin of order and moved that the con
vention rise and stand for one minute
in silent tribute to men and women
who made the supremo sacrifice for
America. The motion carried with a
roar and the whole mass of delegates
arose and stood silent.
Following the addresses of the
morning the organization of the con
vention was perfected and the body
adjourned, the 20 committees appoint
ed meeting in the afternoon to thresh
out the various issues.
Tuesday was Armistice day and it
was celebrated in a fit and becoming
manner. Representatives of more
than a million veterans, attired in
civilian clothes, were in the great pa
rade, marching in order of the states
from which they came to the music of
11 bands. Minnesota posts were also
in line and the parade was one of the
most brilliant ever seen in the mill
St. Paul also celebrated the day in
an appropriate manner with a big vic
tory parade in which there were many
soldiers and a large number of dec
orated floats dedicated to fallen heroes
and humane organizations.
Last evening at the Merchants' ho
tel, a banquet was given by the 125th
field artillery, and a number of boys
from Mille Lacs county who belonged
to that regiment were in attendance.
It was a glorious reunion of doughboys
who chummed and bunked together in
Francea happy and mirthful aggre
Do you pride yourself on being a
Jeffersonian democrat? If you do
then you must believe in these princi
ples enunciated by Thomas Jefferson,
your party's founder:
"I am for free commerce with .all
nations (Jefferson did not mean free
trade), political connection with none.
"It ought to be the very first ob
ject of our pursuits to have nothing
to do with European interests and pal.
"Better keep together as we are,
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13,119
haul off from Europe as soon as we
can and from all attachments to any
portions of it.
"I sincerely join you in abjuring all
political connection with every foreign
power, and though I cordially wish
well to the progress of liberty of all
nations and would forever give the
weight of our countenance, yet they
are not to be touched without contam
ination from their other bad princi-
Coal Strike Called Off.
At 4:10 a. m. Tuesday the general
committee of miners, in session at In
dianapolis, decided to comply with the
mandate of Federal Judge Anderson
and call off the strike. Upon being
informed of this action the judge ap
proved the order sent forth to various
miners' unions by the officials as a
"good faith" effort. The order is as
"Indianapolis, Nov. 11, 1919.To
the Officials and Members of the Unit
ed Mine Workers of America: Dear
Sirs and Brothers: In* obedience to
the mandate issued on Nov. 8 by the
United States court, district "of Indi
ana, Judge A. B. Anderson presiding,
the undersigned hereby advise you
that the order of October 15, directing
a cessation of operations in the bitu
minous coal fields of your jurisdiction,
is withdrawn and canceled. Yours
fraternally, "William Green,
"John L. Lewis,
In announcing the decision of the
general committee John L. Lewis, act
ing president of the mine workers,
said to his conferees: "Gentlemen, we
will comply with the mandate of the
court, but we do so under protest. Wp
are Americans and cannot fight our
government. That's all."
Following a cabinet meeting on
Tuesday Secretary of Labor Wilson
declared that he would immediately
call the operators "and miners to
gether in an effort to negotiate an ad
justment of the controversy. The way
is now open, he said, to a settlement
by peaceful processes which should
always be employed in such disputes
without injury to the public.
8,000,000 Illiterates in America.
In presenting a report from the
committee on education and labor on
the Americanization bill Senator Ken
you said there were over 8,000,000 in
this country over ten year! of age who
can neither read, write, nor speak the
English language and at least 55 per
cent of them are native born.
The bill was reported by the com
mittee following its investigation of
the steel strike in the course of which
the members^personaly visited parts'
of the Pittsburgh steel district.
Senator Kenyon said the spirits of
darkness in this country that were
determined to overthrow the govern
ment mistook the spirit and purpose of
"America will not hesitate to deal
with them with an iron hand," said
the senator. "America will not tolerate
anarchy. But America must awaken
to the dangers and America mast not
falter or equivocate. An awakened
nation of over 100,000,000 does not
propose that a few hundred thousand
anarchists and bolshevists shall over
throw this nation of hope and this land
He believed Americanization would
help get rid of these impossible char
acters and help solve the problems
of labor and capital.
The marriage of Miss Vearnetta
Grow, daughter of M|. and Mrs. Chas.
Si Grow of this village, and Charles B.
McGinty, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
M. McGinty of Anoka, was solemnized
in St. Edward's church on Wednesday
morning. Rev. Chas. A. Mayer per
formed the ceremony. Miss Ellen
H. Grow, a sister of the bride, and
John B. Winkelman were the atten
dants. The young couple will reside
in Anoka, the home of the groom.
The Union extends its best wishes
to the young people.
The Elk River Power & Light Co.
wishes to announce that all D. C. me
ters, formerly owned by the village of
Princeton are listed and now owned
by the Elk River Power & Light Co.
Thetjsame are to be collected at an
early date, and all parties having such
meters in their possession will be held
responsible for them until called for.
Some of these meters may have been
overlooked for tfoe present and a no
tice by telephone of any such to the
company's office wilj be appreciated.
Also, any wire, cross arms, poles, in
sulators, etc., belonging to the line are
property of this company and persons
destroying or Moving such material
will be held liable for the same. 47-lc
LIFE CRUSHED OUT
Elmer Gramhill is Instantly Killed
While Crossing Tracks in a
Car at Zimmerman.
Passenger Train Crashes Into Machine
and Hurls Driver Considera-
Elmer Gramhill, aged-21, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Gramhill of Livonia,
met a tragic death on Monday morn
ing at Zimmerman when the down
passenger train struck the automobile
he was driving. The accident occurred
on the crossing at the foot of1
leading from Main street east, the
train striking the car and' hurling
young Gramhill a considerable dis
tance, killing him instantly. When
picked up his head was*badly crushed
and his body mutilated by the impact.
Although the car was virtually de
molished both the windshield and
steering gear remained intact.
As the curtajns were all on the car
and it was entirely enclosed, it is be
lieved that Mr. Gramhill failed to see
or hear the approach of the train. But
there is a possibility that the car
balked when crossing the tracks, as
the young man is reported to have said
previous to starting out that it was
not in good running order.
Elmer Gramhill is survived by his
father, mother, two brothers and four
Undertaker Ross went to Zimmer
man on Tuesday to care for the re
Political Strikes Wars on People.
A strike directed toward the ob
jective of forcing state socialism in
mines or railways is, of course, not a
labor, but a political strike. It is a
minority means of coercing the pub
lic judgment on a political issue. It
is, therefore, in effect, rebellion
against the constitutional means of
determining public issues in a govern
ment of public opinion. It is unfor
tunately true that there are many men
working within labor organizations
not for the purpose of helping the
members of these organizations but of
using them for the furtherance of cer
tain propagandic aims such as the po
liticalizing of ttie railways and mines.
Under this political system of running
the railways and mines they expect, as
politicians, to hold the fat jobs thus
created, and to exploit the public. The
country had a taste of political .man
agement of railways, as well as of the
telegraph and telephone lines and ex
press companies. It knows that porhr
ical management means inefficiency,
waste and inferior service. How long
will these politicians continue the at
tempt to force socialism on the peo
ple against the wishes of fully three
fourths of the voters of the United
States? do they think they
are going to wind up in their endeav
ors? Why do they fear to raise the
is,sue in a campaign and get the peo
ple's decision upon it? So long as
they were striking against their em
ployers they had the preponderance
of public sentiment with them now
that, under the leadership of men who
are essentially politicians rather \han
labor leaders, they propose to attempt
to coerce the people and put it over on
them. They are getting somewhat into
the attitude of the kaiser, who thought
he could whip everybody and found
himself thoroughly thumped when the
bout was over.
Roosevelt Not a Digger of Gold
Theodore Roosevelt left an estate of
about $800,000, a considerable part of
which was inherited, and yet nobody
doubts that had he turned his mind to
money making he might'have been
worth many millions at the timevof his
death. But he chose the greater way,
the road of public service, of helpful
ness to mankind artd especially for hisi
fellow countrymen, preference to
the digging for gold, and he died only
in what might be called in this age of
great fortunes, "comfortable circum
But Theodore Roosevelt did not
spurn money nor did he underestimate
the value of it indeed he realized its
great value in putting over great
works. But to him money was not a
goal nor even of any especial value ex
cept as it might be needed to aid him
or others in carrying on the worth
while things of life. And so instead
of turning his lofty talents into the
channels where death is to be found,
he use* them for the uplift and educa
tion of humanity, and his memory is
revered because of the lofty ideals
that he had, his sturdy Americanism,
his strict honesty of purpose and the
cleanliness of both his public and pri
vate life. 'Th men whose Memories
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have lived long after they have died
seldom have been very ricji and many
have been very poor.
Army Grub Arrives.
The army grub arrived at the post
office on Tuesday by freight and per
sons who ordered the stuff (let's see,
how many months ago?) can now be
supplied. The fact that the beans and
things came by freight is, of course,
sufficient reason for the delay under
government-controlled railway opera
tion. It is possible that the freight
train conveying the left-over army
victuals pulled out of Chicago several
moons ago. Now the grub is here,
however, hop to it and experiment on
your digestive orgr.ns.
Princeton Potato Market.
The Princeton potato market re
mams steady with an -advance of 10
cents per cwt dver last week's quota
tions on Ohios, Cobblers and Kings.
Thiumphs, Burbanks and Russets re
main about the same. Weather condi
tions and bad roads during the past
few days have placed a damper on the
bringing of potatoes to market, and
there have been practically no ship
John A. Davis Writes.
A letter from John A. Davis, auc
tioneer, of Manteca,*Cal., who at one
time lived in Princeton, says he ob
serves by the Union that the auction
eers in this part of tiie country are
doing a good business. He adds that
he is also having great success and re
cently sold a herd of 40 grade cows
which averaged $165 per head, one
cow bringing $275.
Envoy Adolph Gronlund, who was
with the Salvation army and the A. E.
F. in France, delivered an illustrated
war lecture in the high school assem
bly room on Tuesday. It was a very
good entertainment and, despite the
inclement weather and the fact that
the lecture was not sufficiently adver
tised, there were about 200 people in
A Narrow Escape.
Billy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H.
Newbert of Mora, had A narrow escape
from drowning recently. With other
boys he was skating on a pond where
the ice gave way and Billy stood on
the bottom with water up to his chin
As he could swim he succeeded in re
taining his equipose until his com~
panions rescued him by means off ai
J. those holidays and how they would
School News Budget.
The Princeton high school is getting
very patriotic. We sing the "Star
Spangled Banner" every day.
The sophomores' book reports were
due last Monday, but on the last day
oft school before that eventful day a
pupil stqod up in class and wanted to
know what kind of book he was sup
posed to read the only answer he got
from that question was that there was
no sympathy for him if he had not yet
located the book he was supposed to
read. How did it turn out, you un
The senior, junior and sophomore
classes have gone over the top in the
Red Cross drive.
The new stage curtains and two sets
of scenery have arrived, making the
auditorium look quite finished.
Mrs. Stroeter will begin to believe
every Monday morning is blue MonA.
day as each time it comes around she
has to ask the geometry class to
wake up. Good thing Monday only
comes once a week.
Tht sewing girls have finished their
dresses and are making aprons and
caps for cooking, which will be takenv
up the second term.
To the sophomores: Remember,
classmates, we went below the othef
classes in our average this month
Are you willing to stay behind them
all, even the freshies? If not, let's
work to bring up our average next
month, not a few of us, but all.
The high school
havee two holidays and their
them. But those now
past past only too soondaysdaree an are
now back for-some hard work again.
It seems that Princeton is too dead"
for some senior girls. They spend!
their week-ends at Brickton.
On Tuesday morning Mr. GronluncL
of the Salvation army spoke to the
high school on the work of the Salva
tion army in France. His talk was
most interesting and was especially
anpropriate, coming on Armistice day.
In the evening he gave a lecture il
lustrated by' pictures
battlefields of France.
The basketball girls are getting
their suits ready to start in practicing.
We have been waiting so long for ev
erything to get ready so that we could
do so. No one can play basketball
who is not above grade in four sub
jects. The, first town that we play
will probably be Cambridge.
The last period Tuesday was devote
ed to the, observance of Armistice day
by the high school and a very appro
priate program was presented.