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WOULD AID SCHOOLS Adoption of One-Mill Road Tax is Urged by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. As a Direct Result of Better Roads Im- proved Rural Schools Will Fol- low, Says fir. Schulz. The superintendent of public in struction, C. G. Schulz, fully realiz ing the importance of the one-mill tax amendment to the rural school districts, and the amendment provid ing for educational and professional standards for superintendents of schools, advises, in a circular letter sent out by him, that every citizen in Minnesota should vote for them. The circular, reproduced hereunder, speaks for itself: 'Constitutional Amendments and Public schoolsTwo of the amend ments to the constitution to be voted on at the general election No vember 5th have a direct relation to public schools and education. One amendment provides for a state one mill tax for roads and bridges. As a general state policy this proposed amendment is of vast importance to every citizen and every interest in Minnesota. I has a direct relation to the rural schools, and to the movement for consolidation. When we have better public roads there will follow as a direct result an im proved rural school A state-wide movement which has the effect of improving our highways will promote the use and value of the public schools. Another relates to the office of county superintendent of schools. I provides for educational and profes sional standards for that office. The county superintendents now serving are in favor of it. Teachers and educators believe it wise and will support it. There is no opposition to it from any known source. This standard prevails in many states, and Minnesota should adopt it. I hope that all voters who are interested in the administration of public schools and in making the county superin tendent's office more efficient will voce YES on this amendment. "C. G. Schulz, Superintendent of Public In struction, "St. Paul, Minn." Reception for Rev. and Mrs. Service. A reception was given on Friday evening in the parlors of the Meth odist church to Rev. and Mrs. Ser vice by the Ladies' Aid society in honor of the appointment of Rev. Seivice for another year at Prince ton. There were many people in at tendance and the evening was passed enjojably in a social way. Rev. Lar son delivered the address of welcome and Rev. Service responded thereto in a most feeling manner, saying he was pleased indeed to be appointed to preside over the Princeton Meth odist church foi another year, at least, and to remain with the good people of this village. Refreshments were served by the Ladies' Aid soci ety. During their residence in Prince ton Rev. Service and his estimable wife ha\e made many friends, and thev are fully deserving of this friendship for they have put forth their best efforts toward all that tends to the good of the community. Rev. Service has taught many a lesson from the pulpit and, assisted by Mrs. Service, has ministered to the wants of the sick and those who needed food. The} are truly good people and the Union is pleased that they will remain among us. A Warning. Next Thursday night is Hallow e'en and hobbledehoy depredators had better be on their guard. Care ful watch will be kept and Marshal Post is determined to lock up all hoodlums caught destroying or carry ing off property and to take them be fore a justice of the peace. A num ber of deputy marshals will be ap pointed to assist Mr. Post in his work of rounding up the depredators and running them into the bastile. Many private citizens intend guard ing their premises with loaded shot guns, and they will not hesitate to shoot whomsoever is detected ties passing. 'Tis not the small boy who is to be feared so much as the night piowling hobbledehoy on Hallowe'en. Special Agricultural Train. The extension division of the state college of agriculture will run a spec ial agricultural tram through Mille Lacs county during the first half of November, and one purpose of this undertaking is to connect the agri cultural work of the extension divi- sion with the rural schools. Indus trial work will be exhibited, bulle tins relating to the teaching of agri culture in rural schools distributed, and in one car will be displayed sam ples of grains, vegetables, etc., that have been exhibited in prize-win ning contests. This educational train should prove of interest and of great value to both teachers and pupils in rural schools. The names of the places where the train will stop in Mille Lacs county and the dates will be published in the Union in due course of time. More Prizes for Best N. W. Products. L. W. Hill, chairamn the board of directors of the Great Northern road, has just announced that he will give a $200 silver trophy cup for the best bushel of potatoes grown in the northwest and exhibited at the Northwestern Products exposition in Minneapolis in November also that he will give a cup of similar value for the best collection of alfalfa products showing the most varied use which can be made of the plant as food for men or beasts. Howard Elliott, president of the Northern Pacific road, has announced that besides paying $100 in gold for the best ten boxes of apples exhibited at the exposition, he will give a sil ver trophy, similar to that offered by Mr. Hill, for the best bushel of dent corn grown in the six states along the lines ot the Northern Pacific, and another trophy cup for the best collection of forage crops produced in the seven states. Mr. Hill's offers are open to any one in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Mon tana, Idaho,Washington and Oregon. Mr. Elliott's offers are limited to ex hibitors in Northern Pacific terri tory. Fifty dollars in gold will be paid bj the Midland Linseed Products company of Minneapolis for the best bushel of flax grown in the American northwest and exhibited at the land show in Minneapolis. The exposition management is offering the $5,000 big Four-Thirty gas tractor and plows for the best five bushels of wheat exhibited in Minneapolis. An Able Music Teacher. Jojce Hazel Hetley, member of the faculty of the Minneapolis School of Music, wishes to announce here with that all pupils desirous of studying with her leave their names with Mrs. Guy Ewing. Miss Hetley is a graduate of Oberlin conserva tor} with the degree of Bachelor of Music. Besides the piano she gradu ated in composition and the pipe or gan, being a pupil of the celebrated Guilmant and Widor. She comes highly recommended by her teachers as an earnest student and also pos sessing the highest qualifications as an instructor. Miss Hetley is a pianist and accompanist of splendid ability, possessing admirable techni cal proficiency, and her readings bear the mark of innate feeling and technique. Work taken with her will be accepted at the Minneapolis School of Music. The Judkins House Burns. On Friday evening, shortly after 5 o'clock, the home of Ed Judkins in Baldwin township took fire from a defective chimne.v and the structure, with the greater part of its contents, was consumed. Fifty or more neigh bors battled with the flames but their efforts proved futile so far as the dwelling was concerned, although they succeeded in preventing the destruction of the barn and other out buildings. Part of the furniture on the ground floor of the dwelling house was saved. An insurance of $800 was carried on the building and $400 on the furniture. Mr. Judkins is a heavy loser by this fire. Two Men Control 36 Per Cent. The house committee on banking and currency has concluded a spe cial inquiry, begun some months ago, for the purpose of finding out to what extent the control of the com mercial and financial interests of this country have been concentrated through the interlocking of the di rectorates of corporations. Among other things, the report shows that two menMorgan and Rockefeller control 36 per cent of the active wealth and natural resources of the United States. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Marshall Hall, son of Everett Hall of Wyanett, was operated upon on Saturday for acute appendicitis. The boy is convalescing. Mrs. F. T. Kettelhodt, who is at the hospital for medical treatment, is somewhat improved. Mrs. Otto Walters, who is receiv ing medical treatment at the hos pital, is slowly improving. OPINIONS OF EDITORS Poor But Expensive. Sam Gordon thinks that the 'pro gresssive" campaign is being poorly managed. Nevertheless we will bet that it will come high.West St. Paul Times. $- Right You Are, Bro. Ives. Bob Dunn's one-mill road tax amendment, adopted, will make Bob prouder than if Bob were made governor. Everybody vote for it. Cass Lake Times. i $- Be Sure You Vote Yes. Be sure you vote yes on the 1st amendment, which is the Dunn one mill good roads provision, and its passage means more to you than anjr other issue to be settled Nov. 5. Menahga Journal. Merely a Bundle of Ballots. Don't be surprised when you are handed an armful of paper by the judges of election next November. I isn't supposed to be used for a bed sheet nor for underlaying the carpet. It is simply the election ballot. Belle Plaine Herald. S* $ Time Tables Were Turned. Perhaps a better way than has yet been tried to curb the high cost of living would be for the consuming public to get together and determine just what it will pay for the com modities it wants. The other end of the deal has been doing the dictat ing entirely too long. I is time the tables were turned.Red Wing Daily Eagle. $- Nothing of More Importance. There is nothing we can think of at this present writing of more im portance than the good roads amend ment that the voters will be given an opportunity to support at the polls on Nov. 5. It is the first amendment on the little pink balllot. The importance of good roads is growing on the people every day. Not only are the farmers becoming interested and appreciative, but the residents of the city as well. Every county should have a pride in having little better roads than the neigh bors, and the stronger this pride the better the roads are sure to be. Keep the Dunn amendment for good roads in mind when you go to the polls on Nov. 5. This is as impor tant to the state of Minnesota as is the governorship or any other office. Stillwater Gazette. $- 3* *$- The Enemy of Organized Labor. P. V. Collins, the accidental Bull Moose candidate for governor in this state, claims to be a progressive, but continues to publish his farm paper as a non-union sheet. If he would walk up to the captain's office and sign an argeement unionizing his shop he would show that he' had at least some tendency toward progres siveness, and to that extent, if no farther, would justify his wearing the robes of sanctity he has so re cently put on. Will he do it? We think not Then union men know what to do to him at the election, and there is little dangei that any of them will neglect to do it. He is not only no friend to organized labor, but its open and active foe. He is therefore not entitled to any consid eration or support from any union voter.Minnesota Labor Union. Justice Court- Examination, S. W. Williams appeared before Justice Dickey on Tuesday afternoon for examination in answer to the complaint of Chas. Plummer, who swore out a warrant charging him with assault in the first degree. County Attorney Ross appeared for the state and Charles Keith for the defendant. Plummer was first called to the stand and told of the alleged cutting by Williams, and he was followed by Dr. Caley, who testified that he cleaned the wound in Plummer's neck and took five stifcches in the same. William Neely, Henry Plaas, F. C. Foltz, Peter Moeger and Erick Hylander also gave testimony as to what they knew of the alleged assault. At the conclusion of the examination Justice Dickey decided that the evidence was sufficient to hold the defendant to the grand jury and fixed his bonds in the sum of $1,000. Johnson Statue Unveiled. The bronze monument to the late Governor Johnson was unveiled at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon in fronb of the state capitol, St. Paul, and a great crowd witnessed the cer emonies. The statute was built PRINCETON, WXIB LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1918 with a fund raised by popular sub scription amounting to over $24,000, of which $3,000 remains. The pupils of district 26, Blue Hill, will give a supper and program at the residence of C. W. Taylor on Hal lowe'en. Everybody invited and a jolly time is promised. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Buirge and three sons of Mason City, Iowa, were guests of Mr, and Mrs. H. L. Zim merman from Saturday to Monday. Mr. Buirge is a brother of Mrs. Zim merman. Mrs. G. A. Eaton entertained Mrs. C. fl. Rines and Mrs. Jos. Borden at dinner last Thursday at her cottage at Elk Lake park. The_ dinner was given in honor of Mrs. Rines^ Who left last Tuesday for the Pacific coast tospend the winter. fie sure to call and look over our firis line of new musical goods. Pi anos, violins, accordeons of all kinds, flageolets, ocarinaes, kazoos, flutes, inflsic rolls and music bags and other articles too numerous to mention. EWings' Music Store, Princeton. Dr. Murphy ot Montevideo was here on Saturday to visit his aged father and mother, who are making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Martin. Mrs. Martin is a sister of Dr. Murphy. The Union is indebted to Dr. Murphy for a pleasant call. An experience meeting of the Meth odist Ladies' Aid society will be held in the parlors of the church on the evening of November 1. At that time each member will be expected to turn over a dollar and to tell how it was earned. The public is invited to the meeting. Joe Mossman covered a distance of 25 miles on Sunday hunting game of various description. When he arrived home at 8 p. m., all tired out, he deposited on the woodshed floor one red squirrel, one sandpiper, one plover and two blackbirds. Joe's marksmanship is improving. Mrs. Alice Paul, deaconess of As bury hospital, who was here solicit ing contributions for that institu tion, left on Tuesday for St. Paul. Many people donated cash and the potato men donated 500 bushels of murphys which W H. Ferrell kindly counted to ship to the hopsital. Mrs. C. A. Spaulding of Helena, Mont., who was a guest oi Dr. and Mrs. Cooney for a fortnight, left on Tuesday for Quincy, 111., where she will meet her husband, who has gone south on business, and return to Princeton before going home. Mrs. Cooney accompanied Mrs. Spaulding as far as St. Paul. 31 the give a opera On the evening of October Princeton Tennis club will masquerade ball in Brands1 house to which the public is respect fully invited. The hall decorations will be jack o'lanterns, black cats, witches, etc., and Skahen'sorchestra will furnish the music. No un masked person will be permitted to dance. Mike Mahoney's ambition has al ways been to purchase a red-headed horse, and now he has succeeded in securing just what he desired. He says that a red-headed horse reminds him of the animal he used to hitch to his jaunting car in dear old Ire land when he went forth to attend Donnybrook fair and lick every Orangeman in sight. Mrs. C. H. Rines left on Tuesday morning for the Pacific coast, where she intends passing the winter in the land where flowers are perpetually in bloom. She will stay a while in Se attle, Wash., and at Cottage Grove, Ore., and from the latter place will go to Los Angeles to visit her daugh ter, Mrs. Ambrose Kelliher. Mrs. Rines' many Princeton friends wish her an enjoyable sojourn. The Bockoven Land agency has sold the Jas. Chisholm place of 120 acres, northeast of town, to E. C. Thompson of South Dakota, who will take possession in the spring. The same agency has also sold 160 acres in Blue Hill township to an Iowa man, who will move onto the place in the spring, and three other improved farms of 40 acres each in Blue Hill, Baldwin respectively. l'*%\ 'IS, c/^ AvL* ^iMl^^i& IkkM^i^i M#i^^*ii4jfe^&^i,'ii4M and Greenbush Dr. Armitage, we are told, will go to Jerusalem in the springtime to visit his friend, Sheik Ben Ali Ben Hassan, from whom he has received a special invitation to spend a few weeks in the historic city. Ben Ali Ben Hassan is a direct descen dant of Mohammed and Doc will have to carefully guard against the use of cusswords while a guest of the holy man. When Doc returns from Jerusalem he will probably wear a red fez instead of a Christie plug hat. TEAM HASDISSOLVED High School Football Squad, After an Effort to Surmount Stupen- dous Obstacles, Disbands. Organized Under Unfavorable Condi- tions, Odds Against the Team Prove Much Too Heavy. After an uncertain career right from the very start the Princeton high school football team has finally disbanded and gone into the discard with a record of one game won and one game lost. Through graduation and from other causes seven of the 1911 regulars passed on into other circles of activity, leaving but two or three experienced players around which to build the 1912 machine. The material which reported for practice this fall was extremely light and inexperienced, and amounted in round numbers to the proverbial baker's dozen. Several of these were hampered by objections of their par ents to the game and others were working their way through school, thus giving them little or no time in which to practice. From the very start it was a de batable question whether it would be advisable or not to attempt to play the game at the local school this season, but it was finally decided to at least have a try at it, and the moleskins were resurrected again for the coming battles. After a somewhat checkered two weeks' practice the locals played an all-star combination and defeated them by a score of 13 to 7. This had a tendency to revive things momentarily, but it was only a flash in the pan and, with the Milaca game on the coming Sat urday it was decided in the middle of the week that it was impossible to go through the season and that football would have to be abandoned for this year. But Milaca had al ready advertised their game with Princeton on the coming Saturday, and it was up to the locals to go thiough with this game regaidless of local conditions and drawbacks. This they did, and although defeated~by a decisive score, still they had nothing to be ashamed-of foj their part in t^e contest. The team deserves con siderable credit for their gameness in going into this contest in the face of almost certain defeat and consider ing their demoralized condition. Conditions over which no one had control seemed to be working in uni son to put a quietus on the game and, bowing to the inevitable, Capt. Fullwiler and his crew launched the lifeboats and abandoned the ship in midocean. When last heard of they were mak ing for a new rescuing ship, to-wit, basket ball, which sport the local high school athletes are going to at tempt to play the coming season. The Local Potato Situation. The potato situation remains practically unchanged so far as the demand from outside points for white stock is concerned. As the season advances, however, there is an increasing demand for Triumphs, which are shipped south for seed purposes. A scarcity of refrigerator cars has prevented to some extent growers from promptlj filling their orders for this kind of stock. Some thing like 25 cars have been shipped in the last six days. Farmers have been marketing pota toes steadily throughout the week but prices have remained about the same as those prevailing when the Union was last issued. Reports from the surrounding ter ritory say that the bulk of the pota toes have been dug. Exceptionally fine weather has prevailed for har vesting potatoes this season, and the grower who loses potatoes from frost has only himself to blame. Fred Warner Wins State Prize. Fred Warner, at one time assistant buttermaker at the Princeton Co operative creamery, but now of Northwood, Iowa, won the sweep stakes prize in that state for the best butter. His butter scored 97 and the award consists of a gold medal and a gold watch. Fred naturally feels proud of his achievement, and his many Princeton friends are pleased to learn that he is making so great a success. Willi.v- Teach^Vocal Music will arrive here next Monday eS eYen mg, and those desirous of entering hex class vocal instruction will MINNESOTA :*T0RiCAL SOCIETY, VOLUME XXXVI. NO. 44 very interesting pupil of mine foi* several years and is perfectly com petentto handle the voices of pupils. She has worked on nothing but the best of the world's musical literature and has my sincere esteem as a .musician and singer of great possi bilities. The serious nature of her study has made her a natural leader and I highly recommend her as a" teacher of voice. EdnahF. Hall, **-r Hampshire Arms, Minneapolis. Oct. 22, 1912. ltc L. W. HILL AS PORTER. He Carries an Old Lady's, Grip to Train and an Insolent Red Cap Porter is Hunting Another Job. This is a tale of Red Cap and Sandy Beard. Red Cap stood, in certain hours, at the foot of the stairs that lead to the lower waiting room of the union, station in Minneapolis, to help pas sengers to trains with their hand baggage, as was his duty. Red Cap liked to help fat, sleek, prosperous looking passengers. Large, round-faced men, who looked as if they had just dined well were his favorites. Red Cap was not partial to people of modest attire, who looked. as if they had no tips in their pockets. Red Cap was a big, strong man. Little Old Lady, with a heavy satchel, made her way one day slowly across the waiting room floor. Sandy Beard came rapidly down the stairs. Sandy Beard saw Little Old Lady. Sandy Beard carried Lit tle Old Lady's satchel to the train. Sandy Beard then came back to Red Cap, and said: "Couldn't you have carried that satchel for that old lady?" Red Cap looked annoyed at being addressed so familiarly, and he drew himself up and looked at Sandy Beard and asked: "Well, what ao you care?" Then Sandy Beard replied. I have some interest in the matter, I am Louis W. Hill." Red Cap laughed. "Ha' ha! he cried. "That's a good one but you can't fool me." But Sandy Beard really was Louis W. Hill, chairman of the board of directors of the Great Northern road. Red Cap went out into the street to look for another job and com plained of hard times. Sandy Beard went over to St. Paul, Minneapolis Journal. Great Northern Agricultural Extension. Mr. W. L. Davis and Mr. B. B. Lawshe, representing Prof. F. R. Crane of the Great Northern Agri cultural Extension department, came in on Tuesday's train and re mained until last evening. Accom panied by Mr. W. H. Ferrell, who kindly loaned his automobile for the occasion, H. A. Humphrey's farm, the nej^ of section one Blue Hill, was visited, and arrangements were made whereby Mr. Humphrey will devote five acres to demonstrating what can be done with oats. In the afternoon Ira Stanley conveyed Messrs. Davis and Lawshe in his automobile-to Fred Eggert's farm in section nine, town of Princeton, where a five-acre plot was selected for barley. In all probability five acres on George Schmidt's farm will be selected as a wheat demonstration plot. Samples of the soil were taken and forwarded to the head office at St. Paul. Next year these three demonstration plots will be places of interest for the farmers of this vi cinity. Catholic Bazaar. The Catholics will hold their bazaar for the benefit of the church on November 2 at Brands' opera house. There will be a good many useful and beautiful articles offered for sale, as also a variety of vege tables and canned fruits. Among the attractions there will be a fish ing pond and guessing contests for young and old. Dinner and supper will be served and a lunch at any hour between these meals. The Catholic ladies will endeavor to retain their reputation for serving good square meals and they will ap preciate greatly your kind support. Prompt attention assured to all. The Crusaders at Opera House. "The Crusaders," or "Jerusalem Delivered," will be produced in XT- yr T,. motion pictures at Brands' opera' Miss Martha Fibigar of Minneapolis househtsFriday,. on Saturday and Sun- ni da cial ,,for greatest biblical spectacle, and the please call upon her at J. Ci.b Herds- films have secured lJtJ W ?F Figar tutor gives her the following excel- will appear in motiograph in this lentrecommendatmn: production. I will be Miss Martha Fibigar has been t**, tittsfft at 8 m. This is a spe- presentation of the world's expensebeen Tw 'H thousanconsidera!peopldta a rare a to everyone who witnesses it. mmmm treat