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I HE PRINCETON UNION
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G. I. STAPLES
THOS. H. PROWSE
"Our Country! la s^
her intercourse with
foreign nations may jg
she always be in the g^
right but our Country, |H
right or wrong." 2
One of Genral Wood's backers is said
to be president of a lubricating oil
company. In consequence thereof he
should be able to slide along- smoothly.
But you can never tell. Ofttimes the
gumshoe candidate goes under the wire
A dispatch from Amerongen, Hol
land, to the daily paperswhich are
not very particular as to the truth of
the stories they printsays that the
dethroned kaiser is a raving maniac.
Merely a falsehood, we take it, from
one of the scoundrel's press agents to
prevent him from being brought to
justice before an allied tribunal.
This "Bryan-for-president" move
ment is at least peculiar if for no
other reason than that the majority of
those who have set it afoot are Bill's
oldtime enemies. Whether their
scheme is in the nature of making
amends to Bill for their erstwhile
knavery or merely a trick to give him
another swift kick is not clearly ap
parent to the average observer.
It is a pity that the parlor bolshe
vists of New York and other large
cities whp are raising funds with
which to fight the deportation of their
brothers in iniquity are not rounded up
and deported with the common herd.
Is it because these fellows are wealthy
that they are escaping prosecution
or what? They certainly need the at
tention of the department of justice.
If, as Attorney General Palmer
tells us, the packers' combine has
bce:i dissolved, how would it be for the
department of which he is chief to
fiiguratively speakingsever those un
derground tentacles which run from
the packing plants to the tables of the
ultimate consumers through pipes
which add to the prices all along the
line in other words, to dissolve the in
Germany has signed the treaty of
Versailles which declares peace be
tween that country and the ratifying
allied powers. Of the "big five" the
United States stands alone as not hav
ing ratified, and there Is a reasonthe
bullheadedness of President Wilson in
refusing to accept the senate reserva
tions. But the senate knows best what
is good for the country and very prop
erly refuses to be cajoled by a would
To decorate civilian noncombatarits
is, in our opinion, scarcely the right
thing for the war or navy department
to do. We contend that the boys who
were in the army and navy during the
war should alone be honored with
medals and crosses, and that civilians
are not entitled thereto, but they are
being handed out to such men. While
the doughboys and jackies do not ap
pear to mind it, they certainly have
grounds for protest.
A list of German war officialsre
duced from 1,200 to 800to be brought
to trial before allied tribunals having
been completed, the supreme council
has requested the government of Ger
many to turn them over at once. As
to the ex-kaiser, however, Holland has
refused to surrender him upon the
grounds that he is a political refugee.
But the allies have decided that he
is a murderer and as such are de
termined to bring him to justice.
What action will be taken remains to
be seen, but it would be a blot upon
all nations concerned were he permit
ted to go unpunished.
Attorney Genral Palmer received a
severe raking over by the senate agri
cultural committee for his action in
entering into a compromise with the
meat packers, Senator France saying
.that the proceeding was one of white
washing the "big five." As the Sher
man law was violated, said the sena
tor (admitted by Mr. Palmer), the
department of justico is obligated to
prosecute and no agreement could re
lieve the department of its duty and
responsibility. The attorney general,
jn his testimony, told the committee
?he saw no necessity for laws to con
trol tfye packing industry. With an
attorney general of the Palmer stamp,
is it any wonder that trusts and profi
teers are enablod to flourish and rob
OUT WITH THEM!
The vote of the national house of
representatives328 to 6denying a
seat in that body to Victor Berger,
socialist representative-elect and con
victed seditionist from the fifth Wis
consin district, shows clearly how, the
members stand in their attitude fop or
against the constitution of the United
States, under' the provisions of which
Berger has been twice excluded and
can never more be eligible to member
This vote on Berger is important as
it tells the story of the makeup of
those who cast their ballot in the house
at the time the convict was denied a
seat. Three hundred and twenty-eight
voted to uphold the constitution of the
United States and six sought to con
vert it into a mere scrap of papef. It
is scarcely necessary to state that
those who voted for the rejection of
the convict are 100 per cent Americans,
while the opposing six are sympathiz
ers with seditionistsor at least with
Now, are not these six representa
tives equally as bad as Convict Berg
er? In voting for him their colors
were plainly shown. Were they Amer
icans at heart they would surely not
favor the seating of a seditionist.
These members are evidently tarred
with the same stick as Berger.
Then why not oust them from their
seats The country has come to a
pretty pass when anarchist sympathiz
ers are permitted to hold seats in
congress. Out with them!
It is authentically stated that Bill
Bryan's name will be on the demo
cratic ticket at the Nebraska primaries
next spring as a candidate for presi
dent of the United States. His plat
form, it is stated by leading democrats
in Washington, will be anti-Wilson so
far as the president's stand against
the unqualified ratification of the
treaty by the senate is concerned. Bill
has seen the lighthe is now in favor
of reservations to the peace treaty and
league of nations document as virtu
ally drawn up by Professor Wilson
and will endeavor to use that "light"
to guide him to the presidential chair.
In actuality Bryan does not believe in
reservations to the treaty any more
than Wilson does, but, in consequence
of his many vanquishments in presi
dential races, he has become desperate
and will resort to any means to slide
into that goal which he covetsthe
white house. The voters are, however,
familiar with his political 'maneuvers
and, whether he is for or against
treaty reservations, he will, as in his
previous campaigns, be snowred
deeper than ever if he lands the nomi
Immigration authorities at Ellis
island have made announcement that
they will not accept cash bail from
reds brought to that place to await de
portation, but that Liberty bonds will
be accepted. It is beyond our compre
hension why they are permitted to
obtain their liberty upon any sort of
bail whatever. After they have been
rounded up by federal agents and
proven to be alien enemies they should
be confined in jail until deported. If
there is not room to accommodate
them at Ellis island there are plenty
of jails in the country where they
could be held pending the departure
of the anarchist ark which is to take
them to Russia. Once release them on
bail and nine out of ten will never re
turn. Furthermore, it is easy for the
parlor bolshevists of New York, who
are raising a large fund to assist their
comrades held on deportation pro
ceedings, to purchase Liberty bonds
with which to furnish bail.
Mexicans continue to slay American
citizens, and the only measure our
government is taking in the premises
is to direct its consular agents to in
vestigate the cases and, if warranted
by the circumstances, urge local au
thorities to arrest and punish the mur
derers, which, of course, is never done.
The time has arrived when something
more than coddling Carranza should
be resorted to. The old bandit is
merely laughing in his sleeve at the
"watchful waiting" tactics of Profes
sor Wilson, whom he is treating with
With print paper at $160 a ton
and poor quality at thatwhen a
few years ago $50 a ton was consid
ered high for a good grade, is it any
surprise that it his been found abso
lutely necessary to advance subscrip
tion rates in an effort to make both
ends meet? That there is a well
organized system of profiteering in the
print paper industry cannot be re
futeda gentlemen's agreement,
which is no more or less than a com
bine, evidently exists.
"United States leads in cotton
yarn," says a daily. Also in the yarn
that the high cost of living has been
reduced 25 per cent instead of in
creased 80 per cent as our great in
vistigator, Attorney General Palmer,
would have us believe. Palmer must
be' imbued with the impression that
the ultimate consumer is no more or
less than a numskull who is unable to
keep track of his expenditurss.
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 15,1*20
William Hass and daughter. Ella, returned
from their visit with relatives in Minneapolis
Rev. and Mrs. Emil Polster. spent Thursday
evening at the Pischke home.
Mrs. Edwin Griep is on the sick list this
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stoekel and daughter
of Crown were Princeton visitors on Mon
The three younger children of Mr. and Mrs.
Emil Steinke are having a siege of whooping
Mr. and Mrs. John Speir and George Bartz
were shopping in Princeton on Tuesday.
Mrs. Ted Kriesel returned from .Princeton
the latter part of the week, where she was
called by the illness and death of her mother,
Will Bastian and mother spent 'Sunday
evening at the Schumacher home in Livonia.
A number of young folks from this vicinity
and Crown attended the surpirse party at the
hospitable home of G. T. James in Livonia.
Robert Quillen, in the Saturday evening Post
says: ''Utopia is a land in which employes
rush forward to accept their share of a de
ficit also the wife of the boss calls to spend
an afternoon sewing with the wife of the
janitor." Utopia must be located far beyond
Mr. Brown, the'census man, has been circu
lating among his neighbors gathering data on
I. F. Walker shipped stock from Zimmer
man on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kriesel and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kriesel went to
Princeton on Friday to attend the funeral of
their sister and aunt, Mrs. F. T. Kettelhodt.
The relatives have the sympathy of their
MILO, ROUTE 1
Miss Mildred Stromwall is employed in the
telephone office at Foreston as assistant hello
The census man, Erwin Harshman of For
eston, was in this neighborhood last week
Mr. and Mrs. John Bleed visited on Thurs
day with their daughter, Mrs. Arthur Lind.
The farmers in this community are prepar
ing for colder weather, as Chas. Gesch and
the Axt boys, with their saw rigs, were busy
sawing last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dykstra and' family moved
to Iowa last week, where they will reside.
Mr. and Mrs. Garrett DeBoers moved onto
the farm vacated by Claus Dykstra last week,
where they will live for a few months and
then take possession of the A. Engman farm
which they recently purchased.
A home talent play entitled, "The Dust of
the Earth," will be played at the community
hall, Foreston, on Friday evening, January 16,
commencing at 8:15 p. m., by some of the
young -folks of district 6. A pie social will
follow the play and laides are asked to please
bring pias. Everyone come. Admission 35
and 50 cents.
Chas. Miller returned home from Crocker,
Mo., on Friday morning.
Mrs. J. A. Gibheard is reported to be sick
Mrs. Hickelbothem, who spent the summer
with her daughter, Mrs. Chas. McDonald, left
for Aberdeen, S. D., on Saturday. ,v
The Milo Mutual Farmers' club held its an
nual meeting at the school house in district
6 on Friday evening. A short program was
given after which new officers were-elected
for. the coming year as follows: President,
Nels Sederquist vice president, Henry Sanford
secretary and treasurer. Miss Bertha Deuel.
Lunch was served and an enjoyable evening
was spent. The next meeting will be on
February 15. Everyone is welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Sederquist and children,
Melvin and Dorothy, spent Sunday at Henry
Miss Blanche Clayton went to Milaca on
Saturday to see the doctor in regard to her
ankle, which she had the misfortune to sprain
just before Christmas.
Mrs. Chas. Stewart and daughter, Edna,
left for their home in Oklahoma on Monday
morning, after spending a couple, of weeks
with the Chas. Miller family.
A bunch of young folks from this vicinity
enjoyed a sleighride on Sunday evening to
Foreston, taking in the show, "The Big Little
Don't forget to come to the two-hour play,
"The Dust of the Earth," in four acts, to be
played at Foreston on Friday evening.
Mrs. Roy Atkinson spent Saturday at her
Mrs. Andrew Anderson and little son, Clif
ford, of Minneapolis came on Saturday even
ing to visit Mr. and Mrs. John Bleed.
The Misses Orpha Ross and Maude Clayton
were St. Cloud visitors on SaturdayJ
Harold Johnson visited from Saturday until
Monday evening with his friends, Roe Sanford
and Verlin Salee, in Princeton.
Miss Orpha Ross took Sunday dinner with
her parents in Greenbush.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Kornmann and children
and Aug. Gebert spent Sunday at J. Wil
Rev. and Mrs. Vogel were Sunday guests at
Mrs. H. Boehm of Lake Crystal returned
to her home on Monday, after spending several
weeks with her niece, Mrs. Emil Gens. Her
son, Albert Boehm, who came up last Wednes
day to spend a few days, returned with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Henschel and children
spent Sunday at H. Heitman's.
The Misses Mildred Heitman and Ella
Noeske spent Sunday afternoon with Helen
Those who spent Sunday at R. Manke's were
Mr. and Mrs. F. Schilling and family, Mr.
and Mrs. H. S. Nelson and family, 'Mr. and
Mrs. Amos Holthus and family arid Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Weeks and children.
Mrs. F. Schilling called at L. D. Bockoven's
on Sunday afternoon.
N. T. Pheiffer returned to St. Paul on
Saturday to go back to his studies' at the
Lutheran seminary, after spending three weeks
with Rev. Vogel of Princeton and other friends
in this vicinity.
1 REDTOP I
C. G. Haggberg has moved down from Op
stead and will make this his home for some
A Mr. Mattson, who has purchased section
35, was looking the same over on Friday.
John Haggberg and Miss Esther Haggberg
of Isle were callers here on Friday and Sat
C. B. Sparks, the Soo agent at Isle, spent:
Sunday with his family here.
O. P. Oquist was an Isle caller on Friday.
Clifford Satterland and Fred Haggberg are
cutting logs, posts-, etc., in John Haggberg's
:lrjMM^K^i^^M^?^A. :jri -y
get styles that are
designed and tailored spe
cially for you older men, that
fit you as well as clothes from
a custom tailor and that save
money for you in the bargain.
We have them hereHart
Schaffner & Marx clothes for
older men. There are models
to fit all figures two or three
button sacks, some smart dou
ble-breasted models, in rich all
wool fabrics, serges, worsteds,
tweeds, homespun, oxfords.
I Stylish overcoats from
1 Hart Schaffner & Marx
I We have a good selection for
you to choose from: warm,
1 comfortable ulsters Chester
fields, slip-ons, or box over
coats every one a real value.
I LOCAL MARKET QUOTATIONS
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
Triumphs $3.20 $3.30
Burbanks $3.40 $3.50
Ohios $3.25 $3.50
Cobblers $3.35 $3.45
Kings' $3.20 $3.30
Russets $3.40 $3.60
(Per 100 lbs.)
WheatNo. WheatNo. WheatNo. WheatNo.
$2.76 $2.70 $2.56 $2.46 $2.30
Flax $4.60 $4.76
Rye $1.60 $1.64
Oats 71c 74c
Barley $1.20 $1.30
(These prices are subject to change
at any time.)
Fat Beeves, per lb 5c 7c
Calves, per lb 10c ^2) 12c
Hogs, per cwt $9.00 $10.50
Sheep, per lb 4c 6c
Hens, per lb lie 15c
BLUE HILL 1
Mrs. Wm. Chisholm returned home from
Milaca on Saturday.
Harry Erickson, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, is
visiting his father and brother, Alfred.
John Johnson is sawing wood in south Blue
Charles Brande was a Minneapolis visitor
the first of the week.
Joe Gustache returned home last week from
his visit with relatives in Minneapolis.
Mr. Eland and Joe Sproessigr shredded corn
last week for G. A. Ross and Mr. Mullen.
Morris Isenhut and wife visited relatives ih
Glendorado last Thursday
Swen Kight has moved his family into the
rooms over the Mode Mercantile store.
B. N. Nash and Lew Stendahl autoed to
Minneapolis last Thursday.
The social club met at the Chas. Iliff home
last Wednesday evening. A busines meeting
was first conducted, after which a recess was
called to enable members to pay their dues.
Th program committee then took charge and
an interesting and pleasing program was the
result. Many interesting games were played Sunday evening at Fred Martineau's.
and a bounteous lunch was served the guests. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Iliff and family and
As is always the case at the Iliff home, every Miss Guptill and Floyd Nash spent Sunday
one had a fine time. The members are indebt
ed to Roy Iliff for giving them a sleigh ride
out and back, no doubt the most valuable load
he ever had on his rack.
Haul your logs to the Sam Anderson farm
for sawing this spring.
Were you there to help the gang have a
good time at that Sunday school sleighride
party last Tuesday evening? Well, from all
.reports, they evidently had it. .Ye scribe has
so fair been able to get direct information
from only one eledload, but no doubt the others
had as many amusing incidents. Reports are
that the first accident occurred when Esther
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Bergquist fell from the sleigh and Pratt, who
attempted to catch her, lost his balance
(which is not surprising) and toppled over
the top of the sled head foremost and measured
his length in the snow. Margaret Swanson
followed him almost instantly with Lillian
Mickleson bringing up the rear, while the
team trotted peacefully on. There was some
racing to catch that sled. Ben Jennison and
R/oy Iliffwere right there to help them
from getting on. Lil Stendahl was unusually
quiet, and Rev. Clark seemed occupied at
the front of the crowd, having evidently
realized that the flock was out of his con
trol for the time at least. Later reports are
that they. had a bounteous supper at the
Schwartz home and one of the best times
Maude Bowles is home from the hospital at
Mrs. Ben Hayak visited at ElkRiver on Mon*
Mrs. Dale Felix of Meadowvale spent Mon
day afternoon with Mrs. Nash.
Messrs. Langworthy and Woods of Minne
apolis autoed up Saturday afternoon to close
up their books for the year-at the Mode Mer
Little Kathryn Nfeumann was taken to Elk
River Monday for medical aid.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hanson and little son
are in Minneapolis this week, where Mr. Han
son is attending the implement dealers con
There is to be another of those enjoyable
sleighride parties on Friday evening. The
crowd will be entertained' at the Chas. Hfller
home in Crown on that evening.
Beatrice Pratt returned home from Minne
apolis on Saturday evening.
Lucille Tigue is staying at the Joe Cohoes*
home to attend school until her mother occu
pies rooms here.
Several young people attended the movies
at Princeton- on Monday evening.
The Chas. Iliff family and Miss Guptill spent
Sunday at the Chas. Cohoes home in Livonia.
Jack Sharpless of Minneapolis spent Sunday
at the Pratt home.
Mrs. Owens visited in Elk River on Sunday
H. J. Mickleson of Elk River came up the
first of the week.
Mrs. A. A. Iliff and Mrs. Neumann spent
Frjday afternoon at H. Schumacher's.
John and Eva James were in Princeton on
Monday having dental work done.
John N,. Johnson was in Elk River on Mon
Jake Gramhill and G. A. Leonard were in
St. Paul on Saturday and Monday on business.
Visitors at Carl Brand's on Sunday were
Mr. and Mrs. Rosene and daughters, Eva and
Iva and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Swanson and
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. James and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gilligan and family spent
afternoon at Chas. Cohoes, and Mr. and Mrs,
J. N. Johnson spent Sunday evening there.
Chas. Mulder and family, Alice, Leonard
and Rosie Gramhill and Selmer Hauglund
spent Sunday at the Beyer home in Crown.
Mrs. Nelse Tufte has been quite poorly the
past week and was in Princeton Monday to
consult Dr. Cooney.
Mrs. John Gramhill entertained the Nor
wegian Ladies' Aid society last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Lemke and daughter,
Elcanora, spent Sunday at the Rudolph
Lemke home in Crown.
Miss Blanche Iliff spent Sunday at Jake
A large number of friends and neighbor*
were welcomed at the G. T. James home last
Friday evening. Dancing was the entertain
ment of the evening and a jolly good time
was spent by all present, the guests returning
to their homes in the small hours of the
Mrs. Bastian and son, Willie, of Blue lake
were visitors at H. Schumacher's on Sunday
afternoon and evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schwartz and family
spent Sunday at Ed. Martineau's.
Mrs. George Fairchild went to Milaca last'
Thursday for a short visit with her sister. Mrs.
I. W. Dennison.
Miss Elizabeth Sparks of Redtop was in
town one day last week.
M. J. Moses of Rush City was in town on
business' last week.
Arthur Smith returned to Duluth on Mon
Mrs. John Haggberg arrived home from St.
Cloud last Saturday evening, after spending
the holidays with relatives and friends at that*i \fc
Chas. Malone was on the sick list last week.
Mr. Burgoyne of Dayton is visiting at the
Geo. Russell home this week.
Irwin Carlson came down from Eastwood'
Mrs. Den Eigren entertained the Lutheran
Ladies'' Aid society last Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pintz left on Monday
morning for Brewster, after spending the
holidays with relatives here.
M. G. Winter came up from Melrose n
business last Monday evening.
Several from our village attended the funeral
of Mrs. Axel Olson at Opstead last Saturday.
Miss Aderine Caswell went to Melrose last
Thursday for a visit with the M. G. Winter
Mrs. Edwin Bergman and son were down
from McGrath last Friday.
Mrs. A. F. Carlson of Ojfstead was in toww
The Isle Civic elub is arranging for a home
talent play, "Her Honor, the Mayor," to be
given in the near future.
Mrs. J. M. Stigers returned home on Fri
day morning, after spending the past few
weeks -with relatives and friends at DesMornes,
la., and Automba.
Last Saturday Guy Carlson had the mis
fortune, to fall on an ax and cut himself
the side quite badly. At present he is gettin
Mr. and Mrs. John Haggberg entertained
the H. Peters family and Mise Eunice Berg
quist at dinner on Sunday.
Adlow Mann was up from Wahkon last Sun
Mrs. Oscar Halvorson of Forsyth, Mont., is
here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
E. C. Boeck attended a road meeting at
Aitkin on Tuesday.
The Christiansen orchestra furnished the
music for an old time dance at Onamia last
Dr. Batchelder, a member of the Northwes
tern Pediatric society, assisted by Mrs. Maud
B. Taylor, nurse, conducted a very successful
baby clinic at the Sandstrom home, la
Forty-seven children were. examined.!
^P. P. Haggberg spent Saturday an\
A deal was transacted last week w.,ereb.|
Nels Berg became the owner of the J. M|
Goodge property, two miles west of town. MrS
Berg will take possession on April 1.
Clarence Munson' arrived home from Rob*
binsdale on Monday evening.." -'.r