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autoed to Minneapolis
M. Swanson came out from Minne
apolis Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Iliff ate Christ
mas dinner at the Lovell home.
Mr. and Mrs. Nial Neumann enter
tained relatives on Christmas day.
Winton Peterson went to Ogilvie
Saturday evening to spend Christmas.
Miss Moss is spending her Christ
mas vacation with her parents in Da
Mrs. Tigue and children spent
Christmas day at the Earl Briggs
Mr. and Mrs. Devoy Jennison of Big
Lake came over Saturday to spend a
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sharploss of Min
neapolis spent Christmas at the Harry
Vernon Kcttleson is spending a few
days of this week at the Hetrick home
Mrs. Ben Jennison and son, Ebby,
went to Bemidji Friday to spend a few
weeks with Mr. Jennison.
Miss Esther Bergquist went to Ma
ple Plain Saturday to spend a few days
at home. Carroll Stillman had charge
of the office during her absence.
The K. P. lodge will have a public
installation of officers on Thursday
night, January 5 An interesting pro
gram is being arranged. Everyone in
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stendahl and
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mode and children
of Minneapolis, Mrs. Ed. Healy and
children of Elk River and Eleanor
Stendrhl of Detroit spent Christmas at
the G. N. Stendahl home.
The M. E. church held its program
and Christmas entertainment Satur
day evening. The church was beauti
fully decorated for the occasion and
was crowded to its entire capacity.
The Lutheran church held its enter
tainment Monday evening and had a
large crowd in attendance.
CholeraThis is an infectious dis
ease which gets into the blood and
spreads very rapidly through a flock
The mortality or death rate is very
high and usually very rapid. It af
fects all kinds of poultry. This disease
ruy a germ. It is carried
from flock to flock by the commonly
known carrying agencies of disease,
such as diseased birds, persons, ani
mals and utensils, also from infected
(.oops and yards.
SymptomsThe first symptom is a
yellowish coloration of the droppings
which is secreted by the kidneys and
which in healthy birds i, normally
white. Soon after this there is
dianhora. The droppings consist of
whitish and yellowish secretions, with
considerable thin mucous rnd a small
quantity i intestinal contents which
miy hive yellowish, brownish or
greeni color. There is considerable
fc\ei\ loss of appetite, tne fowl ap
pears dull, dejected and sleepy sits
with head drawn down to the body or
turned backward and resting in the
feathers about the wing. The plumage
loses its sheen. The wings droop, the
birds are thirsty, the comb and wat
tles may be a dark bluish rod or they
may be pale and bloodless. When
movirg the birds stagger forward in
uncritai manner with dragging
wings. The crop is generally dis
tended with food and apparently para
ljzed. The bird lapidly loses weight,
breathes with difficulty, holding its
beak open and, finally, in the last
stages the weakness is so great that
the beik is resting on the ground. In
\ery acute cases no symptoms are
seen. The birds may be found dead
under the roosts, about the feed
in usrhs or in the yard-? and p.ns. The
disease also occurs in chronic form
which may last for a considerable
This disease may destroy the great
part of a flock in a week and dis
appear as suddenly as it came, or it
may linger for months, occasionally
killing a bird or two at a time. The
most characteristic indications after
death upon post mortom examination
are red spots on the surface of the
heart, congestion of the intestines, en
largement of the liver and swelling of
TreatmentIt is generally useless
to attempt any treatment of affected
birds, but every measure possible
should be taken to prevent further
spread of the infection All fowls
showing acute feverish symptoms
should be destroyed without contami
nating the premises with their blood
The carcasses should be burned
Healthy fowls should be moved to
IKW quarters if possible and all
birds showing further signs of infec
tion should be removed from them at
mce The houses, runs, yards,
troughs, and all utensils should be
thoroughly disinfected with a relia
ble disinfectant, which may be car
bolic acid in 5 per cent solution, 2 per
cent solution of creosol or a 2 per cent
solution of a reliable coal tar disin
fectant. The drinking water should be
made antisceptic by the use of one
dram of permanganate of potash (the
amount that can be placed on a dime)
to each gallon of water. All other
water supply should be shut off from
them. Prevention and treatment by
the use of antiserums and vaccines are
as yet insufficiently effective to war
rant their recommendation.
Watch for Thieves.
During the last week a number of
farmers in Sherburne county have
been visited with chicken thieves.
Some of these thieves have confined
their operations to night work, visit
ing the coops in the smail hours of
the night and helping themselves to
the contents. Other thieves have been
less cautious and have even gone so
far as to pose as poultry buyers, vis
iting the farmers in the day time,
getting them to crate their chickens
and then returning in the night and
stealing both the chickens and crates.
A word to the wise should be suffi
cient. Lock the door before the poul
try is stolen. Fill the good old shot
gun with buskshot and don't be afrai'1
to use it. The law is on your side
In the name of civilization and a de
cent and respectable place for a man
to live in, shooting is even too good
for a thief.
Farm Bureau Meeting.
The executive committee of the
Farm Bureau association of Sherburne
county met last Friday afternoon in
the farm bureau office at Elk River at
which time the general outline of the
work for the coming year was dis
issed by the members of the commit
tee. Aside from the general develop
ment of the farm bureau and county
agent work in the county, it was rec
ommended that some experiments in
connection with the adaptability of
Huban sweet clover to Sherburne coun
ty be made. It was also recommended
that a few demonstrations on the use
of soil packers and their results be
considered. From the standpoint of
soil improvement and increasing the
farm income it was recommended that
the dairy industry be given all assis
tance that can be extended for its de
velopment. The boys' and girls' club
work will also be a strong feature of
the bureau program for the coming
year. C. C. Hickman,
Sherburne County Agent.
Western Newspaper Union
HOW ISRAEL PUTNAM OUT-
WITTED THE INDIAN "BEAR"
In 1758, while General Lyman's
army was encamped near Fort Edward,
N. Y., during the French and Indian
war, sentinels at one outpost began
to disappear mysteriously. Night after
nighc a soldier was posted there and
the next morning could not be found,
Only the bravest men In the army
were selected for this post. General
Lyman gave orders for them to call out
"Who goes there?" three tunes, it the
heard any noise, and then if no answer
came, to fire. But the disappearances
continued until his men were panic
stricken and refused to take such a
At last Isiael Putnam, a member of
Major Rogers' rangers, volunteered to
go on guai at that place and solve
the mjstery One hot summer night
he heard a rustling in the leaves
near-by. The sounds were those
ot an animal scuffling about on the
ground for food and, peering through
the darkness, l'utnam saw by the faint
starlight a huge creature, which he
recognized as a bear, slowly sham
bling toward him.
Something in the bear's gait aroused
the scout's suspicion. Putnam obejed
the general's orders. He challenged
three times and then fired. A Joml
groaning and struggling noise followed
and when the scout rushed forward
he found the bear in its death agony.
Then he turned the animal o\er. En
closed in the shaggy skin, still clutch
ing a tomahawk but stone dead, lay
a giant Indian.
The mystery was solved. The other
sentinels had believed it was a real
bear they heard and allowed the dar
ing warrior to get neai enough to use
his tomahawk before they learned
their mistake. No more sentinels dis
Some time after this event, Putnam
was captuied by the Indians, who
started to burn him at the stake. Just
as the flames began to scorch his buck
skin garments, a heavy rain began
to fall and put out the fire. The sav
ages collected more dry wood and
again began the torture. Rut again
they were foiled.
A French officer appeared upon the
scene, dashed through the ring of
flame, kicked the blazing brands right
and left and released the scout, telling
the Indians that he must send Putnam
to Montreal to be questioned by Gen
eral Montcalm. Putnam was held
in Canada until an exchange of prison
ers allowed him to return to his home
and he lived to become a famous gen
eral in the Revolution.
Force in Writing.
The secret of force in writing lies
not so much in the pedigree of nouns
and adjectives and verbs as in having
something that you believe in to say
and making the parts of speech vividly
conscious of it.Lowell.
Prevent a Black Eye.
When a child has had a fall or re
ceived a blow which is likely to cause
a black eye, the best remedy is to but
ter the parts for two or three inches
around the eye every few minutes for
Copyright, 1921, Western Newspaper Union.
One went down to the ravine by a
path leading from the sunny roadway.
Melissa loved to follow this path,
though her aunt argued against it.
"The ravine is such an isolated spot,"
Aunt Melissa objected, "if anything
should happen to you no one could
hear your cries for help. And they
say, now, that an escaped convict is
hiding around down there."
"I will take the hill walk," Melissa
would cheerfully evade, for her aunt's
comfort. She, herself, was afraid of
nothing. And her promise was partly
true. Melissa did take the hill walk,
but it was from there that the little
adventurous path led down to the heart
of the silently glowing ravine.
Truthfully, It was Aunt Melissa
who busied herself happily over the
sewing, while Melissa, with her old
bent, roamed the countryside. Today
the forbidden retreat seemed more
than ever inviting. She put aside her
magazine for uninterrupted pleasure
in the view. A bird near by perked its
head curiously at Melissa and, imitat
ing, Melissa turned to perk her head at
the bird. Then she saw the man. He
was stretched upon the ground near
by, just around behind the tree.
This man's face was white, with its
great burning eyes staring at her in
hostility. His clothing was rumpled
and shabby. After a moment of medi
tative silence, Melissa smiled. "How
do you do?" she remarked. "Are you
the escaped convict?" The man
jumped to his feet and came towards
"Where did you hear that?" he de
"Oh, one hears all sorts of things,"
Melissa calmly said. "Perhaps the re
port is untrue Some one told some
one else, I believe, that a man resem
bling a former resident of the village,
who had been committed for a crime,
was seen hiding around this ravine.
When you appeared I thought that you
might be that man."
Hostility left the haggard face. The
man settled himself abruptly at her
"I was that convict," he quietly told
Melissa, "but I have not escaped I
am discharged. The sentence was
found, after my second year of impris
onment, to have been a mistake."
"Please tell me all about it," she in
The man hesitated. "You live here?"
Melissa shook her head. "Just visit
ing tell your story.'"
"I was convicted for embezzlement
and given a long sentence," the man
spoke slowly. "The proof of the theft
was indisputable it occurred in the
City Trust bank, where, at the time, I
was employed as assistant cashier. The
money was supposed to have been
gambled away, though no evidence to
that effect was found. I made no de
fense of any kind, or no denial." The
tense line fastened again about his
lips. "Yet all the time," he added,
earnestly, "I was as innocent of crime
as you are today."
"Then why," asked Melissa, quickly,
"did you make no denial?"
I His answer came with difficulty.
"Because my own father was the
criminal also, he was the long-trusted
cashier of that bank. He had fancied
urgent need of the money to pay an
accumulated debt. He was, you see,
old and very weak, and not himself.
He came to me, crying like a child. He
spoke of my dead mother, and of his
inability to endure the hardship of a
prison sentence, and he was cowardly,
willing that I should suffer that sen
tence in his place. So, I suffered.
That is all. Now that my father is
dead, it seemed unnecessary to longer
continue the sacrifice of punishment.
I spoke, and my release was found
to be justified. With fieedom came
a home-sick longing for the old asso
ciations of my village home. But fight
seems to have gone from me, even
confidence, to set myself right in the
eyes of my friends."
I "So," asked Melissa, softly, "What
are you going to do?" Hopelessly, the
man replied, "I do not know" The
eyes of Melissa took on their thought
ful light, reassuringly she smiled upon
"Wait," she requested, and bent to
her writing pad. With awakening in
terest he watched her flying pencil.
When she had finished she leaned back
"There!" she exclaimed, "that's a
real story. One of the best I have
ever done. It's for the City Herald,
and will be lined front page. Your
own story. No, don't object, you owe
it to yourself to be right in the eyes
of the world, and you shall be, when
these facts are proven correct. I am
late of the Herald staff, and this ar
ticle makes the^ announcement that
you are returning to service at once in
the City Trust bank. Grasp your
chance, my friend, and make good."
Stammering, the broken man stood
before her. "But," he murmured, con
fusedly. "It is all right," explained
Melissa, "I am going to marry John
FrawlingsJohn Frawllngs of the City
Trust bank. He has confidence in my
judgment, and, he happens to be fond
"That girl, Melissa," admiringly ex
claimed the managing editor, as he
looked over the hastily typed pages,
"Could find a ripping story in the lone
liest spot on earth."
"That little girl, Melissa," tenderly
mused John Frawlings, as he read her
letter, "can find some human being to
help, wherever she goes."
If Duffy in the Gaelic language be
comes Dhubhthaigh, what would Lake
Muchelookmcguntic look like in Gae
lic?New Your Post.
Something for Everybody.
Two farmers in an English country
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1921
inn had managed to get hold of a
newspaper. One held it and they both
devoured it. After some time one of
"Marvelous things, them newspa
pers. Cater to every taste. Some
thing for every one."
"Yes," said the other, "but what's
that kind o' blank space?"
He pointed to the space at the foot
of the stop press news.
"Oh, that," said the first airily,
"that be for them as can't read."Chi-
cago Herald Examiner.
In spite of the cold weather the
programs in district 14 and 41 were
well attended and very good. Santa
Claus distributed the presents, which
created great excitement for the chil
dren who are now enjoying a two
Merton Cohoes came home from the
Northwestern hospital in Princeton
last week and is feeling fine.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Johnson and chil
dren spent Christmas day at G. T.
Zelma and Ada Leonard are home
from St. Paul to spend the holidays
with the home folks.
Bertie Babcock is home from North
field, where she attends school.
Grace Iliff is home from Anoka to
spend the holidays and Hazel Smyth
is home from Elk River.
The writer is very appreciative of
the present received on the tree in dis
trict 14 But just think if it had
have been so generous but would have
kept it and drunk it themselves.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Briggs were hosts
at Christmas dinner for a number of
The Jas. Iliff family got out ef
quarantine Saturday in time to spend
a happy Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Iliff entertained
the following guests at dinner on Mon
day: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Iliff and
"oaby, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cohoes and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mac
Kenzie and Donald, Frank Kight and
Dorris and Mrs. Petterson.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown and
family motored to Minneapolis Christ
Fritz had quite a serious time to
keep his car from freezing up last
week, but says so long as he can ac
commodate the schoolma'am he doesn't
Bernice and Edith Gramhill came
home from Minneapolis Saturday
night to spend Christmas with the
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Erickson and
Irene and Vera Iliff ate Christmas din
ner at the J. W. VanGanderen's.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Swanson and
children spent Christmas day at C.
Carl Brand and Chas. Swanson were
Princeton visitors Tuesday.
Miss Esther Larson, Clara Denison
and Sophie Wager came home from
Minneapolis last Wednesday to spend
the holidays with their parents.
E. Denison and Roy Bachelor
called on Mr. Wilding on Tuesday
Dr. Freeman was summoned to the
Shapansky home on Thursday, Eliza
beth being on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Carlson took
Christmas dinner with Mr. and Mrs.
Those who spent Sunday afternoon
at the Denison home were Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Ryberg and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Gust Carlson, Mrs. A. P.
Carlson, Mrs. Michaelson and son,
Leonard, and Marie and Ralph Nel
Atfbie Cook and Clara Denison
called on Marie Nelson on Sunday
Princeton Dry Cleaners
Leave dry cleaning orders with
WM. SWANSON, Agent
for your past patronage
and wish everyone
A Happ New Yea
with a full share of the
good things of life.
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We carry a fine line of pure and delicious
We also carry
tobacco in town.
Soft drinks of all kinds.
the best line of
Don't leave them out in the field to rust
and go to ruin in rain or sun, when with
a few dollars worth qf lumber, you can
easily build a shed that will save you many a dollar
on your equipment.
call and let us give you an estimate on the amount of
lumber required for this or any other purpose. Our
lumber is A No. 1 and we'll let you be the judge of
the prices we make you.
It's poor economy to save on lumber and buy neve implements.
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Leven and Algot Anderson spent
Christmas eve at the Geo. Nelson
The correspondent of East Glendo
rado wishes the Union and its sub
scribers a very happy and prosperous
Clara Denison spent Friday with
Mildred Smith and Verna Babb came
up from Anoka on Saturday to spend
Christmas with their parents here, re
turning to their work Monday.
Joyce Chapman of Princeton is
spending her vacation with her friend,
Mr. and Mrs. John Medin and daugh
ter drove to Minneapolis last Friday
and returned home on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Webb of Green
lake spent Christmas at the home of
Vernon Baxter, who is attending
school in Minneapolis, came home the
latter part of the week to spend the
holidays with his parents.
Mrs. Harold and Thomas Hanney
place to buy
and babies came up from Minneapolis
last Monday to visit friends and rela
tives for a week or two.
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