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IN MTIOFS CAPITA!
Northwestern Senators Predict That
Grain Futures Bill Will Pass
Within a Month.
Next Move^ in Peace Program Depends
on Attitude of Great Britain
and Other Allies.
Northwestern senators say that the
bill for taxing future deliveries of
grain, otherwise known as the grain
exchange bill, will pass the senate
within a month. As amended by the
senate the bill generally is acceptable
to the grain trade and the millers. A
fight will be made on the floor of the
senate, however, against the provision
permitting the use of privately owned
or leased telegraph or telephone lines
to places other than where a contract
market is located. Those who are op
posed to this provision assert that it
will not only cut off the wire houses
in the small towns in the northwest,
but that it will also deprive the coun
try elevator men and the wheat pro
ducers of information they are now
able to obtain over these lines of com
munication from terminal markets.
The grain trade also will seek to have
the bill amended so that, if the secre
tary of agriculture refuses to desig
nate a board of trade as a contract
market, a direct appeal may be made
to some court of competent jurisdic
tion. The bill reported does not give
this right in explicit terms and the
grain men would like to see some defi
nite enactment on this point. The/
grain men and millers, particularly the
latter, want to be free to purchase
grain in large quantities without hav
ing complaint filed against them that
they are attempting to manipulate the
market. Thert is nothing in the bill
that indicates how large a quantity of
grain may be gathered in one open
trade, and the millers want to be in a
position to be free from complaint
should they go into the market and
make a heavy deal when a rush order
for flour is received. These amend
ments will be offered on the floor of
the senate, and it is conceded by
friends of the measure that some
amendments will be adopted. It'''is
believed, however, that this bill will
be passed as part of the legislative
program for the benefit of the agri
cultural interests of the country who
have the support of the agrarian bloc
in the senate.
The character of the next move by
the United States to carry out the
Harding peace program depends upon
the attitude of Great Britain and the
other allies on pending questions in
volving American rights and interests.
Whether we shall settle war accounts
with Germany by ratifying the Ver
sailles treaty with reservations, un
dertaking thereby to participate in the
enforcement of these treaty terms we
approve, or shall settle with Germany
in a separate treaty independent of
the allies has not been determined by
President Harding and it may be some
time before he reaches a conclusion.
Secrctpry of State C. E. Hughes has
put he matter of a disarmament con
ference up to the great powers and
such a conference may be arranged to
take place in the United States.
The farmers' national council has
appealed to congress for less investi
gation and more legislation to relieve
the distress of agriculturists^ in the
In his effort to induce congress to
defer action on soldiers' bonus legisla
tion and to limit action to taxes and
tariff President Harding faces the first
real test of strength of his administra
tion. Indications now are that he will
win on the bonus bill, but the agri
culture bloc threatens to override him
in his request that congress recess
while the committees are perfecting
tariff and tax bills.
The Steenerson bill to reclassify cer
tain postal employes, entailing salary
increases of between $5,00,000 and
$6,000,000 has been passed by the sen
ate and sent to con Terence.
The house bill authorising an in
crease of the Philippine islands debt
limit from $15,000,000 to $30,000,000
has been passed bv the senate and sent
House republicans at a conference
fixed July 21 as the date for a final
vote on the general tariff bill. The
conference also adopted a proposition
opening the hides, cotton, dyes and
oil schedules to amendment frJ the
floor and permitting each to be dis
posed of by a separate vote. Other
schedules would be subject to amend
ment only by the ways and means
The soldiers' relief investigating
committee of congress in a closed ses
sion to learn of the plans of the public
health service for expending the $18,-
000,000 appropriated for hospital ser
vice found that arrangements have
been made for only 6,000 beds.
After voting to make the proposed
veterans' bureau an independent or
ganization, reporting directly to the
president, the senate finance subcom
mittee has completed the redrafting
of the Sweet bill, consolidating the
agencies dealing with soldier relief.
The subcommittee was to make its
report to the whole committee today.
It is doubtful whether the whole com
mittee will ratify the report without
considerable discussion of the amend
ment making the bureau responsible
directly to the president, although the
president's message may hasten ac
tion. Another hastening influence is
a newly developed tendency on the
part of some members to view the
Sweet bill as a handy instrument for
counteracting disappointment among
former service men over the prospec
tive sidetracking of the bonus.
The Campbell-Willis bill, banning
beer as medicine, was the target for
another spirited bombardment in the
senate late yesterday. The attacking
forces included Senator H. C. Lodge,
republican leader Senator P. C. Knox,
former attorney general Senator J.
W. Wadsworth of New York and Sen
ator J. S. Williams of Mississippi.
They denounced the bill as unconsti
tutional on the ground that the eigh
teenth amendment gave congress no
power to prohibit the manufacture ana
sale of alcoholic liquors except for
beverage purposes. They contended
that congress has no authority what
ever to extend prohibition to alcohol
not used as a beverage.
Dismantling of Autos Status.
Where a person dismantled an au
tomobile with the object of selling the
parts for repairs for other automo
biles, having dismantled it before the
present law was passed, the parts
taken from the dismantled vehicle are
not taxable as a motor vehicle under
This ruling was recently made byJ. E.
Markham, assistant attorney general,
in the office of Attorney General C. L.
Hilton, for A. M. Matson of Rush City.
"A man cannot escape the tax by
taking his motor vehicle apart or dis
mantling it now," Mr. Markham says,
qualifying the ruling. "It would still
be a motor vehicle and subject to the
EARLY POTATO OUTLOOK.
Tubers Taken From Many Fields
Within a Wide Radius Give
Ed Saxon and Verne Steward on
Sunday made an automobile trip for
the purpose of determining, or rather
estimating, the prospects of the early
potato crop in this territory.
They covered abuot 175 miles, going
to Princeton township, Cambridge,
North Branch, Osseo and other points.
They dug into hills\in many fields,
bringing the vines and such potatoes
as could be found underneath home
with them. It was indeed a lot of
sorry-looking samples. While the
vines were green and possessed a
healthy-looking appearance, the tub
ers were in many instances not larger
than peas, and on some of the stalks
there was no semblance of a potato.
A few potatoes were found as large
as wabnuts but not many, and these
were very irregular in shape.
In only one instance were fair-sized
potatoes found and they were in the
field of W. J. Thomas, south of town.
These tubers were about the size of
hen's eggs and of regular size.
William Peter Sellhorn.
William P. Sellhorn, an old and
highly respected citizen of this coun
ty, died at his home in Princeton town
ship early Saturday morning, July 9.
He was 84 years 3 months ?nd 14
days of age. Death was caused by a
general breaking up of the physical
system due to advanced age.
William P. Sellhorn was born in the
province of Hanover, Germany, on
March 24, 1837, and was married
there. Later, with his wife, he came
to the United States and located in
southern Illinois, where for a while
he farmed. In 1884 he moved to Min
neapolis and remained there until
1887, when he settled on a homestead
in thA town of Princeton, where he
lived until the end of life He is sur
vived by his wife and the following
children: Ernest H. Sellhorn, Red
cliff, Canada Bertha M. Sellhorn, Du
luth, and Minnie Sellhorn, Minneap
Funeral services were held at Zion
church, Princeton township, on Tues
day afternoon, the service being con
ducted by Rev. Strauch. The remains
were interred at Oak Knoll.
In the death of William Sellhorn
the family loses a kind husband and
father and the community an upright
gentleman who did unto others as he
would be done by.
The family extends heartfelt thanks
to those who so kindly rendered assis
tance during the illness and at the ob
sequies of husband and father and of
fered words of condolence when he
passed to his eternal rest.
Crop Hit Hard by Heat.
The St. Paul Federal Land bank has
been gathering crop statistics and,
from reports received from many
points in the territory, it is shown
that the extreme heat -of the past few
weeks has robbed the northwest of a
record crop. Even if a cool wave
comes immediately the yield will be
considerably smaller than that of 1920.
Conditions are shown in the reports
to be favorable to the livestock and
dairyindustry, as the feed crop is
good, the corn yield will be excep
tional, but small grain has suffered
The crops have been injured by
heat, not drought, for the moisture
has been sufficient to produce record
yields "iiad lower temperature pre
vailed during Jthe recent weeks.
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WILD IRISH O DOWN
Foley Flattened Out on Its Own
Grounds by Fred Manke's Ac-
tive Fence-Busting Bunch.
Heavy St. Cloud Team Comes
Town Next Sunday and There's
a Colossal Contest in Sight.
By a close score of 3 to 1 the Foley
aggregation of ball tossers went down
to defeat on their home grounds last
Sunday before the vicious onslaught
of Manke's fence busters. It was just
as good a game as the score indicates
and was witnessed by a record-break
ing crowd that enjoyed every minute
of the close, snappy play. The game
was fast and clean right from the
start and only in two innings was
there any scoring done. Princeton
broke loose in the second frame, and
before the Bentolr county qutfit got
their feet under them again had scored
three runs. Foley fought a game, up
hill right from this point on, but luck
was with the visitors, and only in one
inning did the home crew get a man
as far as the plate, O'Leary counting
in the lucky seventh.
Both sides went out in rotation in
the first round. In the second, with
one down, Smith drove one through F.
Mushel at short and took second a mo
ment later on a passed ball. Young
singled and Smith coasted to third on
it. Mark bounced one off Galernault's
mit at second and all hands were
safe, Smith scoring the play. An
derson came through with a smash
out between center and right and
Young and Mark chased across the
plate before the ball could be put back
in play. Caley up and plugged one
for a single, Anderson scoring from
second on the blow. Peeved at this
rough treatment Thielman tightened
up and struck the next two Princeton
batters out, leaving Caley anchored
at second. The damage was done,
however, and these three runs proved
to be more than enough to win the
Foley refused to give up and in ev
ery inning made a desperate effort to
get back in the running, but airtight
pitching and sharp fielding broke up
every attempted rally and there was
nothing doing for the home gang un
til the lucky seventh. O'Leary, Ano
ka's old second baseman, led off for
Foley in this frame. Grow juggled
O'Leary's grounder and the fleet Irish
man beat the throw to first. On an
attempted steal to second Berg let the
ball get away from him and it rolled
out into the hay fields, where Doane
was stationed in center. O'Leary tore
for third, Doane threw high to Grow
and the wild Irishman continued on
his happy-go-lucky voyage, eventually
arriving safely in port with Foley's
lone run for the afternoon's pastim
Anderson and Fischer did the bat
tery work for Princeton and never
did this pair work harder to turn in a
win. The sun was blistering hot and
the heat terrific, but these two ster
ling young athletes held steadily to
their posts until the game was over
and Foley defeated on their home
grounds Andy only allowed six scat
tered hits and struck out eight. He
was really entitled to a shutout and,
if Doane hadn't got so ambitious and
tried to see how far he could heave
the ball in the seventh, the youngster
would have been credited with a shut
out Fischer worked right with him
every minute and deserves a generous
share of praise for his share in the
victory. Jake Thielman and B. Mush
el worked for Foley, and the old-timer
pitched a classy article of ball in ev
ery round except the second. Prince
ton bunched three hits on him in this
session, which was sweetened some by
two infield errors at critical times.
The old national leaguer had eleven
strikeouts to his credit, never walked
or hit a man, and was touched up for
eight hits, all well scattered except
for the bunch-up in the second.
Art Wood and Joe Mushel worked
as umpires and you've got to hand it
to 'em for being there with the goods.
The game was clean cut from start to
finish and you can't have a close game
i'ke that if you don't have good um
Ward Young played the shortstop
position for Manke's crew and put up
a snappy'article of ball. He started
two double plays that broke up
threatened rallies and also broke in
with a single in the second.
Caley led the. batting attack, get
ting three singles out of five times up.
Berg pulled down a hot liner from
Thielman's bat in the sixth that would
have been good for three bases in or
A good bunch of Princeton fans
went with the team and rubbed it into
the Foleyites whenever they thought
the home crowd needed it.
The Foley rooting contingent made
desperate efforts to start something
in the last three rounds, but their
pets failed to hit in the pinches. Root
ing will help win a game sometimes,
but you've got to have more than root
Nexf? Sunday Princeton will play
St. Cloud at the Princeton fair
grounds. St. Cloud is playing Vood
ball and this should prove to be a real
Game called at 2:30 o'clock
SCALE STOCK FOR SALE.
Stock in Community Scale Company
for Sale, Every Business Man
in Town May Have Share.
Stock in the Community Scale com
pany is still for sale at each of the
three banks in Princeton. Here is a
project in which the business men in
town and in the country can pull to
gether. The scale should certainly be
the best kind of an advertisement for
the town and any man who does busi
ness here should be interested in hav
ing a part in the project.
The shares sell for $5 apiece and
are not assessable. Of course the
major portion of the stock will be held
by the farmers but surely a large per
cent of the business men in town will
be represented in the company. No
one person may hold more than -five
shares. BUREAU GETS $1,000
Commissioners Appropriate This Sum
for County Farm Bureau at
Last Monday's Session.
Depository Bonds Accepted, Gravel
Contract Approved and Other
The Mille Lacs board of county com
missioners met in semi-annual session
in the basement of the Milaca high
school building on Monday as provided
by law, but not much business was ac
complished, the board adjourning to
Monday, July 18.
The following depository bonds
were presented, examined, accepted
and ordered placed on file: Security
State Bank of Princeton, $20,000
First National Bank of Princeton,
$100,000 First State Bank of Onamia,
A gravel contract with Thos. H.
Croswell was approved by the board.
It covers a tract of land in lot 1, sec
tion 13, township 43, range 28.
The board adopted the following
resolution: Resolved, that $1,000 be
and hereby is appropriated to the
farm bureau of Mille Lacs county for
a period extending from July 1, 1921,
to July 1, 1922, and that the balance
of $70.5.39 in said fund be transferred
to the county revenue ftrfid.
The following taxes were voted:
County revenue, $30,000 (jpunty road
and bridge, $60,000 county poor, $8,-
000 county poor farm, $10,000.
Names were drawn to fill in the
jury list partially depleted at the last
term of court.
The auditing of a number of bills
concluded the work of the session.
Persons present at the board meet
ing tell us that the heat in the com
missioners' room was terrific,almost
unbearable,that the curtains on the
windows are too short to keep out the
blaze of the sun, and that there arc no
fans to cool the atmosphere. Ye
An Excellent Program.
The Strand theater*has an excep
tionally fine program for the week be
ginning Sunday. On Sunday and Mon
day **A Riding Romeo," in which Tom
Mix stars, will be presented on Tues
day a new serial, "The Veiled Mys-
tery," will be put on, and on Friday
and Saturday "Stepping Out." These
splendid features are in addition to
the regular educational and comedy
The Strand theater, with its electric
fans, is a very comfortable place to
spend an hour in these days of tor
ridityalmost like sitting on the sea
shore and enjoying the breeze from
Buffalo Also Has Big Celebration.
Buffalo evidently has some enter
prising, public-spirited citizens who
staged a most ^successful Fourth of
July celebration. Princeton did her
celf proud this year and we are glad
to hear that some of our neighbors
had an equally good time. By the
way, Princeton appreciates the co
operation^ of the residents in the sur
rounding country and some of the ad
jacent towns who spent the day with
us and helped to make the celebration
such a big success.
George L. Wilson.
George L. Wilson, who at one time
lived at Spencer Brook and moved
from there about two years ago to
Flandrau, S. D., died at the last
named place on June 23, aged 76
years. He was born in Granville,
Wis., arid served his country in the
army throughout the civil war. He is
survived by two brothers and two sis-
tersE. D. Wilson, Flandreau, S. D.,
J. L. Wilson, Waterloo, Iowa Mrs. E.
J. Thoronian and Mrs. S. E. Morgan,
Morton Purchases Bakery.
Captain Claude Morton has pur
chased the Princeton bakery and con
fectionery from Louis Lcssard and
has entered into possession. He says
the work in the confectionery keeps
him busy, but he likes it. Cap. is an
energetic young man and there is no
apparent reason why he should not
make a success of his new venture.
BUREAU UNITS MEET
Greenbush Unit Meets at Home of Os-
car Erickson, R. E. Olmstead
Gives Short Talk.
Members of Princeton Unit Spend a
Most Pleasant Evening at Home
of August Neumann.
Tuesday afternoon the members of
the Greenbush unit met at the home
of Oscar Erickson^ This of course is
a busy season on the farm and it was
expected that the attendance would be
smaller than usual. Nevertheless be
tween forty and fifty poople assem
bled under the trees in Erickson's
County Age it Hammargren first
addressed the meeting and briefly re
viewed the work the buerau had ac
complished in the past four months.
For one thing, Mille Lacs county has
the best boys' single pig club in Min
nesota. There are 22 members in this
club. These boy's and girls' clubs
are most important. If we are to
keep our boys and girls at home they
must become interested in the work on
the farm. A Holstein breeders' asso
ciation has been organized. Mr. Ham
margren wishes to know if any other
breeders desire to have a similar asso
ciation. A potato exchange has been
established at Pease and plans are be.
ing made for a shipping association
at Long Siding and also at
Wahkon. The farm bureau was
largely instrumental in formulating
the plans for the community scale here
in Prirtceton. The "bureau, of course,
always lends its support to the co-op
erative livestock shipping associa
tions and other similar organizations.
Work has been done in the vicinity
of Isle to help the co-operative cream
ery located there and in the last few
months that creamery has secured 20
Mr. Hammargren urged the mem
bers not to work only for their co
operative business enterprises but to
also show a friendly co-operative spir
it with the members of their own com
munity and all the res'd nts of the
county. There is much truth in the
old adage: "Pulling together lightens
The out of town speak-r of the af
ternoon was R. E. Olmstead of the
university extension department. Mr
Olmstead has a small farm at
Excelsior where he raises ap
pies, but he spends a por
tion of his time with the extension
bureau. He is particularly interestad
in the farmers' ^lubs and the pres
ent time there re about 1,000 of these
clubs in Minnesota. Mr. Olmstead
spoke along the same lines as Mr.
Hammrrgren, emphasizing the im
portance of a friendly co-operativs
spirit among the members of any com
munity. He voiced some of the senli
fnents that Larry Ho has been singing
so blithely for so many yeais.
Louis Normandin suggested that
the units in the vicinity of Princeton
at some future date have a farm bu
reau picnic. Mille Lacs is rather
long county and at this time it seemed
inadvisable to attempt to have all the
units in the county come together for
such an affair.
A program committee was appoint
ed which will provide a short enter
tainment for the next meeting since
no special speaker is expected at that
time. The meeting will be held on
the afternoon of August 9 at the
home of Louis Rocheford.
After the business session ad
journed the ladies served one of their
delicious cafeteria suppers.
Last evening the members of the
Princeton unit assembled at the home
of^ August Neumann. The rain dis
couraged several members from com
ing but still there was a good atten
Mr. Olmstead spoke at this meeting
^lso. He first gave a short talk on the
Jrirds which was most interesting, es
pecially to the boys and girls present.
He then discussed a few of the farm
er's social and economic problems.
He said the farmer ought to be en
couraged to keep pure bred stock but
more pure bred men and women were
also needed, men and women who un
derstand the task they have to handle
and who are willing to play a good,
clean game. He concluded this dis
cussion with the following remark:
"The farmer is just as good a man
as walks this earth and not one whit
Mr. Hammargren in his remarks
announced that some time within the
next few weeks a poultry school will
be conducted at Milaca by Mr. Chap
man or some of his assistants. Each
unit is asked to send three representa
tives to this school, preferably two
women and one man. There will be
demonstrations of culling and the
method will be thoroughly explained
so that these delegates can go back
to their units and show their neigh
bors how to cull their flocks.
A carload of picric acid, a very high
explosive, is to be shipped into Ona
mia sometime next month. This is
not being shipped in to compete with
any hardware companies who sell ex
plosives but is part of the war sal
vage material which the government
wishes to place at the disposal of the
people to whom it will bring the most
benefits. It will sell for about 8%
cents per pound. In the latter part of
July there will be a meeting at "Milaca
to discuss the method of handling this
picric acid. Anyone wishing to secure
a quantity of the explosive should
write Mr. Hammargren.
The proposed picnic of the units ad
jacent to Princeton was discussed.
All the members present were strong
ly in favor of having this picnic. Ac
cording to the tentative plans, it will
be held about the middle of August
and at the fair grounds. It is planned
to include the members in Princeton,
Greenbush, Baldwin and Blue Hill
units and the Princeton business men
and their wives. Arrangements will
be made for-
a good program including
speakers and various sports. If the
present plans are perfected thi picnic
should be a great success.
The social hour that followed the
business session was most enjoyable.
The music furnished by the young la
dies was much appreciated. Then fol
lowed the refreshments of ice cream
and cake. The absent friends were
missed but those present profited by
having double shares of ice cream and
great mounds of the cream disap
The next meeting -will be held on
August 10 at the home of Ralph
Women's Auxiliary Meets.
The Women's Auxiliary will hold a
special meeting tonight in the auxili
ary rooms at the armory to elect dele
gates to the state convention at
The next regular meeting of the
auxiliary-will be at 8 o'clock in the
evening of July 21. All the mem
bers are requested to be present at
Two Members of Board of Independent
District No. 1 to be Elected
The annual school election for inde
pendent district No. 1 will be held at
the Princeton high school building on
Saturday evening between the hours
of 7 and 8. At this time two members
of the board of education are to be
elected, each for a term of three
Benjamin Soule's term has expired
and so has that of Dr. McRae. Mr.
Soule, however, has filed for re-elec
tion, but Dr. McRae, who has held of
fice for 10 successive years, declines
to again be a candidate. John F. Pet
terson has filed as a candidate to suc
ceed Dr. McRae.
So, upon the official ballot are print
ed the names of Benj. Soule and John
F. Petterson, these gentlemen having
filed within the time provided by law.
They are two good men for members
of the board, and when you go to the
polls on Saturday evening you can
make no mistake in voting for them.
New Legal Rates.
New legal rates established*by the
recent legislature became effective
July 1. The old rate for legal print
ing was 75 cents per folio for the first
publication of legal printing and 23
cents per folio for sabseqnen* inser
tions. The now rates are 90 cents an 1
45 cents. This increase in rates
Ies al publications has lon^ b?^n A
ed. Every paper in the country dui
ina: *he p"st few v^ars has hern iVv'M
to raise its advertising rates and it is
only fair that the legal rates should
also be increased. For years it has
been necessary for the state to make
a special appropriation to cover the
expense of the publication of the state
treasurer's statements as no paper
would agree to do the work at the
full legal rates then existing.
D. M. Clough Sends Greetings.
David M. Clough of Everett, Wash.,
sends greetings to his many friends
in Minnesota. Mr. Clough moved to
Everett twenty-two years ago and
since then has been back to Minnesota
only on hurried business trips. He is
as strong and active as in the days of
his youth and apparently has not
aged a whit in the past twenty-two
years. Busy as he is with his lumber
ing interests he always finds time to
most hospitably entertain all his old
friends from Minnesota.
A Shameful Proceeding.
New York, July 14.Oscar Ham
merstein's financial difficulties have
followed him to the grave. His
tombstone will be sold at public auc
tion the first week in August unless
an unpaid balance due on the monu
ment is forthcoming before that date.
The claim against that impressario's
widow for $1,526 due the monument
company has been approved by the
Bronx slupreme court, which author
izes the auction unless the amount is
Two Million Brick Made.
By August 1, R. P. Morton says,
his brick yard will have turned out
2,000,000 brick,' which is an excellent
showing. Twenty-five men are em
ployed in the yard and the quality of
brick, manufactured is of the very
best. The brick-making industry at
Brickton is a .big asset to this part
of the country.
WORK ON OUR ROAD
Grading and Bridge Crews Are Mak-
ing Dirt Fly on the Zimmer-
man-Elk River Road.
There Are, Five Camps for the Men
Wtho are Doing the Grading,
170 Men Are Employed.
One hundred and seventy men are
working like beavers on the Zimmer
man-Elk River road, clearing stretches
of land and hoisting and shoveling the
soil around according to the plan laid
down by the highway engineers.
There are two big steam shovels
working on the job besides all the
horses .and men that are employed.
As the driver crosses the railroad
tracks at Zimmerman he encounters
one of these big machines swinging its
long arm out and reaching almost un
der the wheals of his car for a huge
shovelful of sand wihch is deposited
in the cars of a horse train. When
the nine small cars are loaded the
train moves on and the sand is dumped
about a couple of hundred yards be
low on a stretch of low ground. All
down the line for ten miles crews of
men are busy with shovels and scrap
ers, building the road bed by filling in
and cutting down. Verily in these
days man's hand shapes the earth's
surface to suit his own purposes.
The grading of the ten mile piece
of road has been let to Winston Bros.
Co., and Frederick Atkinson is the
foreman in charge of the whole proj
ect. The Winston Bros, is one of the
biggest companies in this section of
the country engaged in this type of
work. The company has two big
camps of its own and part of the
work has been sublet to A. F. Wol
lan, Roy Carter of Zimmerman and D.
C.Washburn of Elk River, each of
whom has his own camp and crew of"
men. All the bridges and culverts*
29 in all, are being put in by the Isle
Construction Co., which also has its,
own camp. )r 1 n?t
The road when graded is to be 30
feet wide and the culverts and bridges
will be about 50 feet in width. The
general course of the road will not
be changed but the curves will be
eliminated. The engineer reports
that the new road, at all points, will
lie within a hundred feet of the old
bed. The road will of course be grav
eled after being graded. There are
a number of big gravel* pits on the
highway. Monday the old road was
still open but it will probably be
closed this week. Drivers will then
have to make a detour about two miles
east, going east from Zimmerman in
stead of taking the south road, and
coming back on the main road about
two miles below town. When the
lower portion of the Zimmerman-Elk
River road becomes impassable, it is
planned to have a detour west through
Meadow Vale. Cars would then con
tinue due south from the Scenic high
way and not take the left-handed
turn that leads into Zimmerman.
About 300 yards below the railroad
crossing is one of the Winston Bros.'
campsl It forms quite a village with
its cook house, dining hall and group
of tents for the men and horses.
There is fone tent for the 31 horses
four tents for the men. Each
camp has its own blacksmith.
One of the most interesting fea
tures was the cook house and dining
hall. A big range is installed in the
kitchen and the cook, C. Edeson, pre
pares everything the men eat, even
bakes bread. The Union party did not
stay for supper but if the doughnuts,
cookies and pie which Mr. Edeson
produced were samples of his cooking
the men in that camp have excellent
board. M. E. Carlson, general office
man, who orders the supplies, says
his company plans on giving the men
just the kind of food they want. He
says they make it a point to furnish
first-class food, oleomargarine never
appears on their tables and during
the hot weather they even serve iced
tea. The men working by the month
receive a salary and their board while
the day men pay for their board.
Roy Carter's camp was also visited.
He has 28 men, including three resi
dents of Princeton, Andrew Lindberg,
Charles Weeks and Dick Patchen.
This camp is much like the first one,
that is, it is a complete little village.
Mr. Carter does not use tents but has
four small houses, 10 ft. by 24 ft.,
mounted on wheels. Two of these are
used for sleeping rooms, one for a
cook house and dining hall, and one
for a general office.
The other camps on the road were
not visited but evidently a number of
the Isle Construction crew are stay
ing at the hotel in Zimmerman. They
are a fine set of clean, husky-looking
young men who undoubtedly could
build bridges or anything else they
Anyone who thinks work is not
progressing rapidly on the-*Zimmer
man-Elk River road should drive/
down there and look over the ground
and work did not start there until
The Way of the World.
About the time a man thinks he
has the world at his feet, the world
gets up and steps on him.