MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
WORK GOES ONWARD
Progress of Highway Construction
Under Federal Aid Actively
Resumed After War.
No Obstacle Lies in Way of Build-
Comply With Act.
Delayed in the program of good
roads by the war and confronted at
the end of that period by a condition
of badly rundown highways, the fed
eral government, co-operating with
the highway departments of the sev
eral states, has resumed the vigorous
prosecution of the work, and, says
David F. Houston, secreta^r of agri
culture, there is -now no especial
obstacle to the construction, in the
different states of the union, of those
roads which serve the greatest eco
nomic needs. In his annual report
Secretary Houston says:
"Good roads are essential to the
prosperity and well-being of urban
and rural communities alike.o They
are prerequisite for the orderly and
systematic marketing of farm prod
ucts, for the establishment of satis
factory rural schools, and for the de
velopment of a richer and more at
tractive rural life. Recognizing these
facts, the federal government, through
the passage of the federal-aid road act
in 1916, inaugurated a policy of direct
financial participation in road-build
ing operations in the various states.
This act appropriated $75,000,000, to
be matched by an equal amount from
the states, for the construction of
rural post roads over a period of five
years, and $10,000,000$1,000,000 a
year for 10 yearsfor roads within or
partly within the national forests. It
required each state to have a respon
sible central highway commission with
the requisite powers and funds. All
the states have complied with the
terms of the act, although it was
necessary for them to enact additional
legislation, or to amend their consti
tutions, to provide sufficient funds to
match the federal apportionment, and
to strengthen existing central high
way bodies or to create new agencies.
"When these preliminary steps had
been practically completed and the de
partment and the states were about
ready to proceed vigorously with the
actual construction of roads, the Unit
ed States entered the war. It soon
became necessary greatly to curtail
highway building because of the diffi
culty of securing transportation, con
struction material, and the requisite
services. After the armistice was
signed arrangements promptly were
made for the active resumption and
vigorous prosecution of road work in
all sections of the country, not only
with a view to repair the damage
wrought by the heavy traffic forced
upon our highways during the war,
when maintenance operations were
seriously interfered with, but also to
provide adequate transportation facili
ties to serve the increased needs of
agriculture and industry. Recogniz
ing also that roadbuik&ng activities
would furnish suitable employment for
many unemployed men during the
period of transition from war to
peace, the congress at its last session,
accepting the recommendation of the
department of agriculture, appropriat
ed $200,000,000, in addition to the $85,-
000,000 provided by the original act,
for the extension of road construction
in co-operation with the states, and
also made some important amend
ments to the act. The definition of
the kind of roads that can be con
structed was greatly broadened and
the limitations on the federal con
tribution for any one road was in
creased from $10,000 to $20,000 a
mile. These amendments have greatly
facilitated consideration of and action
upon the road projects submitted by
the state highway commissions. There
is now no special obstacle to the con
struction, in the different states of
the union, of the roads which serve the
greatest economic needs."
Exile of Reds Begins.
So much pressure was brought to
bear upon the authorities that they
came to the conclusion it would be
better for then*/ to begin the deporta
tion of the anarchists and other reds
who were living in idleness and com
parative luxury at the expense of the
nation on Ellis island. Accordingly
the good ship Buford early Monday
morning started across the Atlantic
with 249 of these human scorpions on
board. Among them were the notori
ous anarchists, Anexander Berkman,
Emma Goldman, Ethel Bernstein, Dora
Lipkin and Alexis Georgian
The presumption is that the Buford
Sweet Clover Builds Up Soil.
The northwest experiment station
at Crooksto'n strongly recommends the
growing of sweet clover on a more ex
tensive scale than heretofore. A re
cent statement issued from the branch
Sweet clover is not only one of the
greatest soil enrichers, but is valuable time."Yonkers Statesman.
feed for livestock. It adds humus to
the soil because of the depth to which
roots penetrate and the ease with
which they decay. Land that has been
cropped with sweet clover which has
been inoculated will grow a bjetter
stand of alfalfa without further inocu
Sweet clover is commonly sewn with
a nurse crop. It is more easily plowed
up than alfalfa. It is a cash crop
when grown for seed and should be
tried at least on a small scale by
The Legion and the Unions^
The effort to picture the American
legion as an anti-union organization
does not seem to be meeting with
much success. Figures recently pub
lished by the legion show that 40 per
cent of its members are members also
of unions affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor.
Of course the radicals and the I.
W. W. would like to cripple the Ameri
can legion. An organization of veter
ans of the great army which fought
for Uncle Sam in France is not apt to
work in harmony with the plans of
those who spend a large part of their
time plotting the overthrow of th*
American government. The average
labor union member, however, is not
anxious for the overthrow of the gov
ernment. He does hot believe in dis
order and anarchy. And so it is
probably true, as the membership
figures of the American legion indi
cate, that he does not take the at
tacks on the legion seriously.
The legion is a most promising or
ganization, with a fine membership
and high ideals. It is not advocating
anything to which patriotic Americans,
inside or outside the unions, can rea
sonably object.Cincinnati Times
Rev.- JG. Wahlund, supervisor of
census, has designated the following
Bogue BrookRoss A. Berg, Mil
BorgholmHenry G. Thompson,
Dai iey and PageFrank C. Hlavac,
will land at Hanme, Helsingfors, ori East Side, Isle Harbor, Isle* and
Abo, in Finland, which are connected WahkonDonald D. McLeod, Wahkon.
by rail with Bielo-Osporoff on thej ForestonErwin D. Harshman,
Russian frontier. It was intimated in Foreston.
official quarters that arrangements
have been made with the Finnish gov
ernment to permit the passage of the
Russians, through that country.&*..
Were itunot for the officers and
crew of the Buford* it would be a
blessing to the .world at large, were
the vessel to founder *and the anarch
ists become-food for the sharks..-i
The department of justice has 60,000
reds listed, but how many of these will
be' deported has not been made
known. Everyone of them should be
sent across, the Atlantic.
GreenbushEdward L. Saxon,
Hayland, Mudgett and OnamiaOsr
car Werner, Onamia.
Kathio, Onamia village and South
HarborPhilip M. Woodward, Ona
Milaca township and villageEmil
O. Mollan, Milaca.
Princeton township and villageS.
L. Kennedy, Princeton.
Enumerating will start January 2,
Flatbush"Hello, old manf
from the war, hey?'
"Got your old job back?"
"Oh, yes, I'm walking the floor
night, with-the baby and.taking
wife's do out for a walk in the da$-
PRINCETO*. MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1919
The earth has grown old with its %urdeh-of care,
But at Christmas, it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks, forth on the air,
When the- song of the angels is sung.
It is coming, Old Earth, it is coming to-night!
On the snowflakes which coyer thy sod
The feet of the Christ-child fall, gentle and white,
And the voice of the Christ-child teMs out with delight
That mankind are the children of God.
On the sad and the lonely,, the wretched and poor,
That voice of the Christ-child shall faH
And to every blind wanderer open the door
Of a hope that he dared not dream of before,
With a sunshine of welcome for all.
The feet of the humblest may walk in the field
Where the feet of the Holiest, have trod,
This, *this is the marvel to mortals revealed
When the silvery trumpets of Christmas have pealed,
That mankind are the children of God.
The following pretty expressions of Yuletide sentiment are'from the
pen of L. C. Hodgson, mayor of St Paul, who is, perhaps, better known
throughout the country by the pseudonym under which he writes"Larry
Ho." He was for many years employed on twin city newspapers, and is
acknowledged to be one of the most brilliant, writers of the day.
Comrade of Mine:
I send you the only gift I have to give
the love of a friendly heart, and with the hope
that I may dwell this day in your memories
and prayers. Ma this Christmas mean to
you and yours all glad andshining things
be radiant with dreams come true, and beau
tiful with the beauty of holiness. Ma life
sing about your fireside, and give you. a new
communion wityi. joy that cannot be taken
from you. May all that .friend ever meant
gleam upon your Christmas altar. I pray
that I may walk with you all the way in
love and faith and- dedicated service. May
our hands and hearts grow more and more
together, and' may we walk the ways of^life
with such reverence of purpose and such
whiteness of living that we shall leave no
stain upon any holy thing, no hurt upon any
human heart. \Y-'- Sincerely, f$g
,v C. Hodgson.
What Can W GiTeT^i^
W may not be rich,. but fortunately we
can give rich gifts to menand GodV Among
the things which we can give are these:
The honest love of honest heart*. -jSj
The kindly word for those who need cheer.
The warm human handclasp for the lonely
of the earth.
The patience which soothes a world in time
The serenity which reassures the doubtful.^
The reverence which, recalls in ch to .their
which urges men to .their
The smile which reminds men of the sun
behind the cloud.
The praise which worthy men merit.
The silence which sad men prize.,.
The prayer which all men need.
The Old Folks' Christmas.
When Christmas comes with its holly-tree
And its yule-logs roaring blithe and free,
And the bells ring over the fields of snow
Ah, then we think of the Long Ago!
The children laugh as the flames leap high,
Jtoy in the lifted heart and eye.
TlnVis- the only day they know
But, wewe dream of the Long Ago!
The bells ring over the Christmas snow
And back to the glad sad past we go' \!f A
Seeking in many a long-lost place A-}
The dlden light of an old-time face. '%-"&
The children dance round the Christmas tree
Full of frolic and wild with glee 1%%
But the childhood faces that used to glow/
Sleep in the drifts of the Long Ago!
Dance, little children, and have your fun
Soon enough is your laughter done.
On some far Christmas your .hearts shall say
"Oh, for the faces of yesterday!"
To a Comrade of Mine.
I sometimes wonder why you went wy^
Acmes the night, and left me here alone
Crudely contriving how work and play
Without your-leading. had never known
The bright simi ways that run along the land.
But suddenly quiet hour of. prayer.
marginsiofsomedusk the grow strongly wt
Indictment Against Ex-Kaiser Drawn.
'London, Dec. 23.Law officers of
the crown held a consultation with
French and Belgian law officers today
with regard to the former German em
peror. It is reported that the.con
fererees made out a case against the
former German ruler and framed an
Made out a case We were laboring
under the impression that a case had
been made out many months ago.
One Power Remains.
President Wilson's astounding claim,
in an official communication to the
senate, that he possesses exclusive
control over the foreign affairs of the
United States, and that even in the
matter of explicit treaties the advice
and consent of the senate are neces
sary only "when sought by the execu-
tive," proves conclusively that Presi
dent Wilson's theory is that the Unit
ed States government is an unlimited
monarchy and not a constitutional re
public. One power, however, remains
to congress concerning which there can
be no serious doubt, and that is the
power of impeachment of a president
who continues to ignore and defy the
co-ordinate branches of government.
With Death's sequestered peace, and all the air
Fills -with a vfeion, till I see aright
You went to fix our little patch of sky
And have it home-like for me by-and-by!
Friend of Mine.
Friend of mine! I need you so!
For the weary way grows long.
And the darkness wears no star.
And the silence has no song
Come a little nearer, friend,
Lest my longing reach an end.
Life at best is touched with tears,
And the heart knows many an ache
All the joy that gilds the years
Is our dream for some friend's sake
Take me by the hand ere night
Shut me out from your delight.
Friend of mine! N heart alone
Safely finds its final goal~
Only as we claim our own
Shall we know God's peace~"of soul
Come a~ little nearer, friend,
Ere our Ipng-ing reach an encL i
GOD'S I N HI S HEAVEN' STILL.
O troubled hearts, forget your pain.
Your grief and loss, now once' again
The merry Yuletide brings
Its joy of giving, sdhg and mi^
To gladden all the hearts of eajj
And once more celebrate the
,jOf our srreat King of Kings
Come, little birds and friendly
And share with us the Yuletk!
Earth spreads so lavishly!
O children, let your voices gay .'.V.
Banish all gloom and doubt ajway'l
wholly happy'for this day, tsj"^^
And dance around the tree ft ^i*^
Bin& Christmas bells!' YoUr message gives
Faith to believe that truth/tlU lives!
Ring, ring, with right good will!
For though humanity's bruised breast
Is thwbing with a wihj~ unrest.
VOLUME 44, NO. I
Total Amount Apportioned to Schools
o# Mille Lacs "County Ag-
School District No. 1, Princeton, Witt
Get $2,442.62, and District
13, Milaca, $2,182.68
The following, table gives in* detail,
the amounts in state aid which will
go to tile schools of Mille Lacs county
from the December apportionment:
DECEMBER. 1919. APPORTIONMENT.
One half of penalty and" interest,
June and November, 1919, set
tlements and August, 1919,
absolute sale settlement $1,445.62
Apportionment from state of "Minne
2 3 4
5 6 7\ a.
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
20 21 22
,'23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 32 S3 34 35 36 87 39
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 5Q 51i, 52
Total amount apportioned' $13,677162'
116.23- 626.18= 456.22
237.06 147.60 143.1S 102.8*
42 53 33 32 23 77 44
4*4 53 54
65 61 69
39 24 2 18! 47 19
20 44 52 23 39 21
33 23 30 19
20 28 12
aos.ea 17T4U4* lt)7.35.
550.15. 52,TJ 147.60 102.88 134.1S-,
22.36 5&6T 49120
Total pupils, 3,058: per capita. 34:472'i
Laid to ftesf. ^---._-
On Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock
funeral services were held for Clem
J. Newton .in the Congregational
church, and the' edifice was
thronged with friends of the young
man. Rev. Milne, in a very impres
sive sermon, paid high tribute to the
worth of deceased and a double male
quartet rendered hymnal selections
The floral tributes were beautiful and
profuse. All that was mortal of the'
young man was conveyed to Oak KiioIK
cemetery and there laid to rest the?
pallbearers being Herman Olson, Mil
ton Coles, Ben Hartman, Stillimm
Oakes, Robert Berg and Don Evans,,
while E. K. Evens and Henry Plaas
were in charge of the floral offerings.
Many followed the remains to the
grave, and among those from out of
town were Mr. arid 1Mrs. Alex Lavalyv
Anoka John Newton, Minneapolis
Tom Olsen and Wm. Hagman, Milaca
and A. J. Roseland, representing the
state oil department.
Mr. and. Mrs. Fred Newton and
family thank most sincerely the kind
friends who, during the sickness of
their son and brother, endeavored to
make life more pleasant for him and
to alleviate his suffering, and for the
sympathy expressed in their hour of
great sorrow also for the beautiful
floral offerings at the obsequies.
Union Starts Volume 44.
Today (Christmas) the Union be
gins its fbrty-fburth year of existence.
Started by the late Robert Dunn,
it has not in all the years .since missed
a single issue, although in the early
days its owner encountered many dif
ficulties in keeping the paper on its
feet. But he -succeeded: The Union"*
aim has at all times been.to work for
the best interests of Mille Lacs coun
ty and for the state at large, and its:
late publisher especially advocated an $
worked hard to obtain a system of
good roads. It was largely through?
his efforts in securing the passage of
the Dunn road law that, the new high
ways in the state have been construct- 1
ed and that this work is. now going JjL
It will be the endeavor of, the BTR
lisher of the Union to continue to give*
its readers a good, clean papera
paper that will merit.their support.
The Union wishes its readers the *Y
fullest joys of Christmastide.
A prettily appointed wedding wasr i%
solemnized last Thursday at 12 a'clock,
when Miss Inga Marie Larson daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Latson
of Glendorado became the bride etT
John T. Thompson, son of Mr. ami
Mrs. Thompson of Blue Hill. Revs A tz
M. Gulrud, pastor of the Glendorado
Lutheran ehurch, read the service aj
The bride had as her attendant Miss
Hilda Nelson.- Selmar- Thompson*,
brother of the groom, was best mK
The bride wort- a white Georgette
dress and veil and carried a bouquet
of rose? and ferns. Following ,the
ceremony an, informal reception was
held at the home of the bride's sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Ifeoatpwm left for a
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