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Peter Frederick Malm.
On Tuesday evening occurred the
death of Mr. Malm, who had been ill
for several months. Those who in
loving tenderness cared for him, knew
there was no hope of his recovery and,
though in a measure prepared, deeply
feel their loss.
Mr. Malm was born in Sweden on
October 22, 1829, and was married to
Susanna Helen Swenson in 1854.
Eleven children were "born to this
union, five sons and six daughters,
nine of whom survive him: Mrs. O.
Young, Mound Mrs. C. J. Johnson, St.
Paul Mrs. D. P. Cheney, St. Paul
Mrs. Wm. Keitel, New York City Mrs.
Wm. T. O'Brien, Minot, N. D. S. H.
Malm, Minot, N. D. E. C. Malm, Mi
not, N. D. and P. V. Malm of this
place. Mr. Malm came to America in
1869 and settled on a homestead near
St. James, Minn. He moved to Sher
burne county 20 years ago, purchasing
a farm near Zimmerman, in which
work he took an active part until past
80 years of age. He has lived in
Zimmerman the past 10 years. His
wife died 17 years ago at the age of
73. Mr. Malm at the time of his death i
was 92 years 2 months and 5 days old.
He was a great gardener and was
generous in every way in sharing the
fruits of his labor with his neighbors.
Many a dish of delicious berries or
early vegetables found their way to
those who were less fortunate in rais
ing them. He also delighted the chil
dren by giving them beautiful flowers,
He was a quiet, peaceable, law-abiding
citizen, deeply appreciative of any!
favor shown him. He enjoyed having
any one in to talk with him and, while
his eyesight permitted, enjoyed read
A prayer service was held at the
home Thursday morning, conducted by
Rev. Clark, after which the remains
were taken to Minneapolis, where fu
neral services were held. The body
was accompanied by his daughter,
Mrs. C. J. Johnson of St. Paul, who had
been with him constantly for several
weeks her daughter, Clara, of Elk
River P. V. Malm and E. C. Malm.
Ilene Schumaker and Dorothy Erick
son have mumps.
Wm. Swanson made a trip to Minne
apolis last Thursday.
The Misses Blanche and Graca Iliff
went to Anoka Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hanson are happy
over a new baby boy at their home.
The Rebekahs will hold installation
of officers Friday night, January 6.
All members are requested to be pres
P. V. Malm returned Monday from
Minneapolis, where he had accom
panied the remains of his father, the
late P. F. Malm.
Mrs. Tiguo and children spent New
Year's day at the Axel Perman home.
Rev. Clark returned from Minneap
olis Wednesday evening.
iUr. and Mrs. Henry Rust enter
tained a number of friends at a watch
party New Year's eve. Everyone had
been requested to dress "or.ekwards, the
result of which can readily be imag
ined. Blouses were worn buttoned
down the 'back, di'csses with belt buc
kler, behind and sashes tied on the op
posite side. Each lady wore her hair
exactly opposite to every day life.
Hence there were ear puffs back of
the ears and rolls and figure eights
down on the forehead. Men wore their
collars and neckties on the nape of
their necks with coat and vest securely
buttoned over. Withal they were a
merry bunch of rather queer appear
ance, each new arrival creating an
other burst of applause. Outside
coats were buttoned doAvn the back,
hats, caps and glover, were 'tother
side to. The guests were greeted with
a cordial goodbye and pleasure was
expressed that they had attended. Af
I.PT the noise became somewhat sub
dued each guest was requested to re
late something of his or her personal
experience during the past year and
there wore many tales related that
proved more than interesting, all based
on actual facts. Five hundred and
flinch furnished the evening's pastime.
Dainty refreshments were served. It
is needless to relate that each one en
joyed the affair. They left amidst
cries of a cheery hello in the wee
small hours of the New Year.
Wondrous Construction of the Watch.
Have you ever thought what a mar
velous little machine you have in your
wr.tch? There are at least one hun
dred and seventy-five different parts
in the makeup of the watch. No less
than two thousand and four hundred
distinct operations have to be gone
through daring the process of manu
facture. But even more wonderful are
these few astonishing facts about it:
Have you ever watched a blacksmith
at work and wondered how many
blows he strikes on his anvil in the
course of a day? On a very busy day
the number will only be several hun
dred. Compare this perfromance with
what the watch does. Each day the
roller jewel cf the watch makes 432,-
000 blows against the fork, or 157,-
680,000 in the course of a year. This
goes on without a single rest if the
watch is in good order. If a watch
were to go for twenty years it would
give some 3,153,600,000 blows during
It has been reckoned that the power
that moves the watch is only four
times the force used in a flea's jump
We might therefore say that one
watchpower is equivalent to four flea
power. How small is the power will
be gathered when it is realized that
one horsepower would be sufficient to
operate 270,000,000 watches.
The balance wheel of a watch is
moved by four fleapower one and for
ty-three one-hundredths of an inch
with every vibration. This amounts
to 3,558 3-4 miles in a year. It takes
only a tenth of a drop of oil to lubri
cate the whole of the machinery
throughout an entire year.St. Nich
SAME RESULT, AND CHEAPER
Somewhat Rough on the Cat, but Five
Dollars Is Something These
Expert testimony may be valuable
from a scientific point of view, but
there are often cheaper ways of es
tablishing a certainty, as the follow
An Irish laborer entered a drug
store, and drawing a paper bag from
his pocket, poured on the counter a
number of very sticky and unattrac
tive looking pieces of candy.
"Can you examine this candy?" be
"It looks queer. What's the matter
with it?" asked the druggist.
"Pizen, Oi'm thinkin'. Did ye iver
see such stuff? Dinnis McGuire give
thim to me b'y, an' Dinnis is no frind
"Well, I can make an analysis."
"All right. Oi'll come in tomor
row on me way from worrk."
The Irishman had reached the door,
but he suddenly stopped with his hand
on the latch.
"And how much will that analysis
cost me?" he inquired.
"Five dollars," was the answer.
The man walked over to the coun
ter and swept the candy into the bag,
which he replaced in his pocket.
"Niver moind," he said. "Oi'll feed
wan to the cat."Philadelphia Ledger.
WILD LEMONS IN PROFUSION
According to Traveler, They Are a
Generous Gift of Nature to
Island of Norfolk.
Lemons grow wild all over the island
of Norfolk, a British possession in the
South Pacific, according to Thomas J.
McMahon, in the Trans-Pacific Maga
zine. He writes that in every garden
and paddock are clumps of trees ever
bearing fruit in wonderful abundance,
and of a variety full of rich juice
and with a rind most suitable for
Little factories, family concerns, are
dotted all over the islands They are
usually roughly constructed wooden
buildings divided into three rooms.
There, with rather primitive instru
ments, the women cut and squeeze
the lemons in huge frames, and the
skins are soaked in brine preparatory
to making lemon peel. During the
lemon season, which is most of the
year, the boys and girls are engaged
daily in picking the fruit.
While there are only 800 people
on the island, it could comfortably
and prosperously house 5,000 per
sons, according to Mr. McMahon. The
island is five miles long, three miles
broad and contains 8,000 acres.
Finding Speed-Rates of Insects.
Experts of the United States De
partment of Agriculture have just been
carrying out some tests to discover the
speed-rates of different species of flies.
In a district of northern Texas 234,-
000 flies- of various species were
caught, were dusted with finely
powdered red chalk, and were then
liberated. Fly-traps, baited with food
especially relished by flies, were placed
at measured distances from the point
of release. It was found that most
flies would travel distances up to
1,000 feet in a few minutes. The
house-fly covered over six miles in less
than 24 hours. The maximum dis
tance traveled by It in these experi
ments was 13.14 miles.
Whether it made this stopping-pluce
its permanent home or returned to
ward the starting-point is not recorded
In the accounts that have appeared.
The Insecurity of Office.
"A public career has its compensa
"What are they?" asked Senator
"Well, you enjoy a certain honorable
distinction, you are much in the pub
lic eye and your fellow citizens pay
you the respect due a statesman."
"Maybe so, but I'm never the center
of an admiring crowd of my constitu
ents that I don't wonder which one of
them cherishes a secret ambition to
stand in my shoes and is figuring out
a little combination that may in a
few years have me back in the home
town practicing law."Birmingham
Poisoned by Matches.
Cases of poisoning from safety
matches seem to be common in Den
mark. Dr. C. Rasch reports to the
Ugeskrlft for Laeger (Copenhagen)
on thirteen recent cases in his own
practice. The trouble took the form of
a severe inflammation of the skin on
fingers, neck and face, with badly
swollen eyelids. In men it appears be
low the pocket in which the matches
are carried in women on the fingers
with which they light their cigarettes.
Dr. Easch ascribes it to the use of
phosphorus sesquisulphide when amor
phous phosphorus was not to be had.
But silence never shows Itself to so
great an advantage as when it is made
the reply to calumny and defamation,
provided that we give no Just occasion
By MARVIN ST. JOHNS
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"If you can love me without seeing
me or hearing from me for a whole
year, then I will marry you," she had
said and the year had passed and
Rankin still loved her.
He was standing by thejame A6
irondacks lake where they had met
twelve months before. It was a cool
day in July the wind was skimming
over the surface of the water, the
pines rustled, a loon was crying far
away. Everything in nature had con
tributed to make that day one for
perfect remembrance. And it was the
same today as it had been.
She was secretary of the president of
a corporation, Rankin had learned,
and she was recovering from a serious
Those days of meeting! That de
lirious happiness of love confessed!
This was no flirtation. They were
made for each other. But she would
not tell him her name, nor let him
come to her hotel.
"I have a very good reason," she
answered when he protested. "You
must not try to find out anything
more about me now. But if you can
love me for a whole year, then I will
"And never know who you are?"
"Oh, I'm nobody mysterious, just a
plain workaday woman," she answered,
"And when the year has passed?"
"I shall be here next year. I shall
wait for you herelet me see, today
Is July 28. A year from today."
And all his pleas were unavailing.
"If you could love meI mean me,
apart from these external things," she
"I adore you," insisted Rankin. That
was on their last day together. He
gathered her into his arms and, kiss
ing her, knew that his love was truly
A trout leaped In the lake among
the lily pads, and Rankin drew a
length of line from his reel.
"I believe I'll have a cast for that
fellow," he said, and raised his rod
and threw it forward. The line caught
behind him. Rankin heard a stifled
cry and turned. Upon the barbed fly
was the girl's hat, and under it a
complete toupee of hair.
Before he could stir, the girl, with
a low cry, pressed her hands to her
nead and darted into the undergrowth.
He understood now what she meant
by her disparagement of his praises,
and the remembrance, the rising pity,
made his love truer and more intense
than before. During the year that
followed, throughout the fall and the
long, cold winter months he dreamed
perpetually of a lakes studded with
sunshine, and a girl who stood beside
him on its brink. He stood upon the
wooded point of the same lake a year
later and waited. And thenshe stood
he exclaimed, catching her
by the hands and looking at her with
"You!" she answered, and the joy
in her face reflected that upon his
own. "Oh, I never dreamed that you
"Then why did you come?" asked
"Because I had pledged my word,"
"I have come back to prove that It
was no jest." Rankin answered.
"No," she cried, and her cheeks
grew scarlet. "You can't want to
marry me afterafter that," she
"But I do want you," he answered,
taking her by the hands. If you had
never told me. but married me, and
had discovered it afterward, I should
have been just as glad."
She faced him squarely, looking full
into his eyes. "Suppose I put you
to the test." she said. "Dare you
look upon me nowas I amand
then say that you wish to marry me?"
"I am ready," Rankin answered
For answer she unpinned her hat
and placed it on the ground. Then
she shook out her hair, and swept
it back carelessly and looked taunt
ingly at him.
"Take it," she said, and held out the
glittering strands. Rankin stood
watching her, his arms folded it was
indeed the supreme test of a man's
love, to see his sweetheart disfigured,
shorn, her beauty suddenly become
Suddenly, with an impetuous motion
she flung her arms round him.
"O my dear, I believe in you now,"
she cried. "Listen! I told you I had
been very ill with typhoid last sum
mer. They cut my hair when I was
unconscious. Then I came up here
to get well, andand I wore a wig.
And when you discovered my secret I
thought I would die of mortification.
That, too, was why I wouldn't tell
you anything then. But now, my dear,
I don't have to wear a toupee, because
my hair is minedo you understand?
I can't cause you any humiliation or
"Because I love you," answered
Rankin: and the loon's distant laugh
seemed less ironical than of usual.
A Sense of Power.
"Aren't your chauffeur and your
cook a trifle overbearing In their man
ner toward you?"
"Perhaps," answered Senator Sor
ghum. "It would be only human na
ture. Both have an enormous number
of relatives, and they all vote In my
Showers of Toads and Fish.
It is on record that toads and small
fish have fallen from the clouds. Such
ccurences have been explained by
the supposition that the objects were
taken up in violent whirlwinds and,
perhaps, transported a considerable
distance before they were dropped to
TOE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 5,1922
The Peace Don Quixotes.
The propagandists who pretend to
'believe that any considerable number
of people in this country are against
peace and in favor of war, and that it
is necessary to put up a "fight" to
create sentiment in America in favor
of abolishing war as a means of set
tling international disputes, merely
succeed in making themselves pre
posterous. This nation has never got
into war unnecessarily, and our par
ticipation in the last war in which we
were involved came about under the
leadership of pacifists. The difference
of opinion arises not as to the unde
sirability of war, but as to the best
means of avoiding it. The Don Quix
otes who dash about fighting wind
mills merely clutter up the scene with
out contributing in the least to the
settlement of the problem of world
peace or disarmament. Merely being
"against war" does not prevent war
any more than disliking smallpox will
stop smallpox, and the supposition
that the public has to be argued with
to keep it from favoring war is just
as idotic as to claim that a similar
campaign would have to be put up to
overcome the sentiment in behalf of
smallpox, fomented by nurses, doctors
and vaccine makers.National Repub
JackBess got too near an electric
fan, and two men who were standing
near were almost suffocated by the
clouds of powder.London Opinion.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Perman enter
tained relatives New Year's day.
Mrs. F. T. Geer of Alexandria spent
several days at the home of her niece,
Mrs. Chas. Cohoes, recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Heb Kilmartin and
Evelyn of Zimmerman spent New
Year's day at Jas. Iliff's.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Frederic of
Minneapolis are the parents of a baby
girl, born to them December 31. Mrs.
Frederick was formerly Mabel Gram-
You will need a pair of Overshoes
or Rubbers now. We have them. Come
in and let us fit you.
hill. No wonder Jake is smiling when
we meet him. He says it's great to bj
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Tuft have a
new baby girl at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Babcock and
family ate New Year's dinner at G. A.
Ada Leonard returned to St. Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Martineau and
baby left for Minneapolis Monday, af
ter spending the holidays with rela
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Lemke and chil
dren spent New Year's day at the
Schlief home in Crown.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown and
family were New Year's day dinner
guests at Frank Brown's in Zimmer
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cohoes and Grace
visited at J. W. Cohoes' Monday."
Rose Gramhill, Iva Rosene and El
mer Gabrilson went back to Prince
ton to school Monday.
Will Martineu was a passenger to
G. L. Babcock. and County Agent
Hickman were out soliciting for the*
creamery last week.
Eleanora Rosene came home from
Elk River Saturday. She returned
Mr. and Mrs. Rustan and family
spent New Year's day at Aug. Ro
There's no fault to find with the R.
F. D. carrier on route 1. He delivered
the mail Monday morning before
breakfast and on foot, too.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gramst and
baby spent Monday night at Robt.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Brand and
Princeton Dry Cleaners
Leave dry cleaning orders with
WM. SWANSON, Agent
EA MOR E CANDY
We carry a fine line of pure and delicious
We also carry the best line of cigars and
tobacco in town.
Soft drinks of all kinds. Call when in town.
I Zimmerman, Minn. i
Get Those Implements
Don't leave them out in the field to rust
and go to ruin in rain or sun, when with
a few dollars worth of 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 new implements.
RUDD LUMBER CO.
W. R. HURTT, Manager
family and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Swan
son and family were New Year guests
Chas. Johanning of Elk River was a
caller at the Alfred Brown's Monday
Several from here attended the
dance at Isanti on New Year's eve.
The young folks who are attending
school in Princeton all returned Mon
day afternoon after a two-weeks' va
Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Simmons of
Siren, Wis., who are visiting relatives
in Isanti, called on friends and rela
tives here last Wednesday.
Guy Patten went to Hinckley to
spend New Year's day, returning home
Miss Laura Smith visited at the
home of G. C. Smith in Cambridge the
first of the week.
A crowd of young folks gathered at
the home of Chas. Lilly on New Year's
eve and spent the evening in playing
games. At midnight a delicious lunch
was served. All went home declaring
MT. and Mrs. Lilly fine entertainers.
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Buluth Floral Dulnth, Minn.
Extra Values in Emblems and Sprays
C. A. Jack Drug Co- Druggist.
Stanchions Litter Carriers
And all Barn Equipment
at the right prices.
Th place to buy
wheneyou want to Build