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THE MARKET PET
Potato Receipts Here Very Light the
Past Week and Prices Drop
Since Last Thursday.
Michigan Agricultural Expert Pre-
dicts Good Prices for Farm
Products Next Fall.
There are now only four buyers on
the local market, but, receipts are so
light that one buyer could handle
them and have plenty of time to spare.
What few loads are hauled in are
Prices have declined since last
Thursday and $1.75 is now being paid.
This price seems rather low this year,
but ordinarily it would be very, very
In Chicago the situation in old pota
toes showed some improvement by the
middle of last week and operators felt
that a firmer tone would develop. The
receipts ran about 20 per cent less
that those of the previous week, and
reports from loading stations from
various parts of the country gave
promise of continued light arrivals.
The concensus of opinion among the
large operators, who are in close touch
with the situation in the various sec
tions, is that the vast bulk of the old
stock yet remaining is on wheels now,
and that as soon as these cars are
moved out stock will be difficult to get
and the market may be expected to
take a firmer tone.
Growers who are refraining from
planting the maximum acreage to
crops because they fear over-produc
tion and low prices, are making them
selves the victims of needless worry,
in the opinion of James N. McBride,
director of marketing for Michigan.
Prices at harvest time, he declared this
week, are practically certain to be high
enough to insure good returns on crops,
and particularly on beans, wheat and
"There need be no fear of over
production of potatoes," said Direc
tor McBride in an official statement.
"The high price and the scarcity of
seed are the natural limiting factors.
In the older sections of Michigan, and
over the United States as well, where
the total area is largely made up of
small areas outside the special dis
tricts, the planting will be very limit
ed. In most districts the regular field
crops are being planted, and the sur
plus of potatoes over the amount re
quired for home use must come from
sections where the crop can be grown
as a specialty."
Martin J. Kaliher.
Martin J. Kaliher, a former es
teemed resident of this vicinity,
passed over the great divide at his
'nome in San Fernando, California, on
Friday. He had not enjoyed the best
of health for some years, and a few
weeks ago he was taken ill with
measles. A cold and other complica
tions set in and he succumbed.
Funeral services were conducted
Sunday at Whittier, California.
Deceased was born in Livonia, Sher
burne county, June 15,1878. He grew
to manhood in this vicinity, and made
his home here up to 15 years ago. For
a time he acted as clerk in Anderson's
store, and later was employed by J. C.
Herdliska as jeweler. About 15 years
ago his health started failing, and he
left for California. In the west he did
well. For a time deceased worked at
his trade as jeweler, but the past ten
years he was engaged in fruit grow
Eight years ago Mr. Kaliher took
unto himself a wife, and besides the
Widow he is survived by five brothers
and two sisters, viz: Eugene, Little
Falls Thos. J., Princeton Lawrence,
San Fernando, California Earl, Swan
ville Mrs. L. K. Thomas, Foley Mrs.
Katherine Follet, Seattle, Wash., and
Herbert of Northome.
What's the Matter With Onamia?
Editor Union: I clipped the fol
lowing little item from the Milaca
As a matter of sentiment it would
be too bad to take the court house
away from Princeton. But as a
measure of efficiency and conveni
ence to the tax payers it should be
located at Milaca.
I fail to see where the "efficiency"
would come in, and as for the conven
ience of the folks up in this neck of
the woods Princeton is just about as
convenient as Milaca, or will be when
the grand Scenic Highway is com
It is hardly worth while to discuss
court house removal at this time, but
when the proper time does come, we
want you Princeton and Milaca- peo-
ple to keep it in mind that there is a
town by the name of Onamia on the
map of Mille Lacs county, and also
that in a very few years Onamia will
be nearer the center of population
of the county than either Milaca or
You just watch the lake region
grow in the next decade. And when
that railroad from the south reaches
Mille Lacs lake, as it surely will with
in the next few years, Onamia and
Wahkon will leave blustering Milaca
and sleepy old Princeton in the shade.
As the future capitoL of'Mille Lacs
county there is nothing the matter
Here is my
Vineland, May 6, 1917.
"Smoker" and Other Notes.
The Co. "smoker" at the Armory
Monday evening -was a success in
every way, and was attended by about
100, including members of the com
pany and their friends. Several of
the Milaca boys were also present.
The boys, talked, played cards and
smoked, and a right good time was
Co. now has about 60 members,
but more than double that number are
needed. Those in the selective draft
class would do well to enlist, as they
will then be with the home boys.
Omer Shobe of Onamia, who is em
ployed at Iron River is certainly there
when it comes to recruiting. He has
sent down ten applications for mem
bership to the local officers, and has
other prospects in sight.
This evening at the Armory the
boys will put on a dance, and it will
probably be the last one given by
them until after the war. All should
Don't Obstruct the Highways.
Complaint has been made to the
town board of Wyanett that parties
are plowing up, turning plows and cul
tivators on, and otherwise obstructing
the public highways of that town.
Notices have been posted warning
those who have been guilty of ob
structing the roads that they will be
prosecuted if they do not cease so
doing. Here is the law on the sub
Section 2575.Any person who shall
obstruct any of the public highways
in any manner, or who shall dig any
holes therein, or remove any earth,
gravel or rock therefrom, or any part
thereof, or who shall in any manner
obstruct any ditch on the side of any
such highways, and thereby damage
the same, shall be guilty of a misde
meanor. It is hereby made the duty
of the county attorney to prosecute all
violations of the provisions of this sec
tion, occurring in his county.
The maximum penalty for a misde
meanor is $100 fine or 90 days im
Let the Road Improvement Proceed.
Let there be no dilly-dallying or
hanging back on the part of any
municipality of the county in road
improvement this year. The villages
should heartily co-operate with the
county and state road authorities.
Much time has already, unavoidably
we presume, been wasted. If anything
worth while is to be accomplished
this year there must be the least pos-
sible delay in getting down to the ac
tual work of road-improvement all
along the line.
Tobacco Raising Pays.
More than a score of farmers in the
vicinity of Clear Lake, Sherburne
county, raised tobacco last year. Ac
cording to the local paper, the Times,
prices received varied from $100 to
$200 per acre. A larger acreage will
be planted this year than last and the
facilities for curing and handling the
crop will be increased. Evidently it
pays Clear Lake farmers to grow
Anton Wolf succumbed to tubercu
losis of the bladder at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Wolf, in
Princeton town Saturday, at the age
of 26 years. The remains were laid
at rest in Oak Knoll cemetery Mon
day morning, but no services were con
ducted as the Wolf family is quaran
tined on a'ccount of diphtheria.
Ernest Lundeen, the Minneapolis
misfit, sends the Times a marked copy
of the Congressional Record, contain
ing his speech. Ernest, with nothing
to do, was too busy to listen to the
speech of President Wilson, destined
to go down the ages as one of the
greatest state papers of all history,
and the Times man is certainly too
busy to waste valuable time on such
balderdash as the Fifth district con
gressman would be capable of produc
ing. The only way in which Lundeen
can in part redeem himself is to go
way back and sit down.Preston
R. C. DUNN, Publisher Terms, $1.00 Per Year PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1917
MRS. CATHERINE A. APPLEGATE.
Mr. Henry E. Erickson and Miss
Anna Paul of Bradford, Isanti county,
were united in marriage by Rev. Jas.
A. Geer, at the Methodist parsonage
in this village Saturday afternoon.
Wedding music was rendered by Rev.
Bossuet and Mrs. Geer.
The bride was attended by Miss Jen
nie Norstrom, and Mr. George Paul
was the groom's attendant. The bride
wore a pretty gown of blue silk poplin,
with bridal veil and a wreath of
orange blossoms, and carried a bou
quet of roses and ferns. JThe brides
maid was attired in white and carried
Mr. and Mrs. Erickson will reside
in Bradford, and all who know these
estimable young people extend con
The honor students of the Princeton
high school are Fred Wesloh, first
Eunice Neely, second, and Myra Dick
ey, third. The first named will be val
edictorian at the graduation exercises,
and'the second named will be saluta
torian. The date of exercises has not
been definitely determined, but they
will undoubtedly be held early in June.
The Kid" Has Gone to theColors
W. M. Herschell in Indianapolis News.
The Kid has gone to the Colors
And we don't know what to say
The Kid we have loved and cuddled
Stepped, out for the Flag today.
We thought him a child, a baby,
With never a cafe at alL
But his country called-him man Size,
And the Kid has heard the call.
Esteemed Mille Lacs County Pioneer
Passes Over Great Divide.
Another beloved Mille Lacs county
pioneer answered the final summons
when Mrs. Catherine A. Applegate
succumbed to cancer of the stomach
at her home in this village Tuesday
morning. Mrs. Applegate had been ill
for some time, and the past several
weeks was tenderly cared for by her
daughter, Mrs. E. M. Chapman, of St.
Funeral services were conducted
yesterday afternoon at the Methodist
church by Rev. James A,*Geer, and
were largely attended. Interment
was _in Oak Knoll cemetery.
Deceased, whose maiden name was
Catherine A. Steeves, was born at
North River, New Brunswick, Canada,
Sept. 21, 1852. She came to Prince
ton with her parents in the fall of
1862, and was here married to Henry
D. Applegate on September 14, 1873.
Mr. Applegate passed over the great
divide 11 years ago.
Mrs. Applegate is survived by a son,
Louis F., of Seattle, Wash., and a
daughter, Mrs. E. M. Chapman, of St.
Cloud. Three sisters and six brothers
also survive, viz: Mrs. Thos. Scrib
ner, Petitcodiac, New Brunswick, Can
ada Mrs. Mary Rines and Wm.
Steeves, Princeton Abel H. Steeves,
Empress, Canada Mrs. John W.
Nokes, Cottage Grove, Oregon Robt.
H. Steeeves, Seattle, Wash. Henry
Steeves and Arthur Steeves, Prince
ton, and Fred A. Steeves of Beech,
Mrs. Applegate was ever ready to
lend a helping hand in connection with
anything tending to promote the wel
fare of the village, and was always
active in the Women's Relief associa
tion. She was a loving wife and
mother, a considerate neighbor and
numerous friends will cherish her
He paused to watch the recruitings
Where, fired by fife and drum,
He bowed his head to Old Glory
And thought that it whispered: "Come!"
The Kid, not being a slacker,
Stood forth with patriot joy
To add his name to the roster
And God, we're proud of the boy!
The Kid has gone to the Colors
It seems but a little while
Since he drilled a school boy army
In a truly martial style.
But now he's a man, a soldier,
And we lend him a listening ear,
For his heart is a heart all loyal,
Unscourged by the curse of fear.
His dad, when he tolHrim shuddered,
His motherGod bless her!cried
Yet, blessed with a mother nature,
She wept with a mother pride.
But he whose old shoulders straightened
Was grandadfor^mfemorjr ran
To years when he, too^a youngster,
Was changed by the Flag to a man!
FOR BETTER FILMS.
Nation-Wide Movement for Better
"Movies" for Young Folks.
There is a nation wide movement to
procure better films for children and
its ultimate success lies with the par
ents of the children.
If the parents demand the suitable
films and patronize them when they
are provided for the children the suita
ble films will be forthcoming.
The "movie" business is carried on
like any other legitimate business and
from a purely business standpoint, if
thgg2i a steady demand for suitable
-&mV foif children they will ~t sup
If,-on the other hand, the parents
continue to allow the children to pat
ronize the "blood and thunder" variety
of film plays which seem to be the
demand of a large percentage of the
"movie fans," naturally the promoters
of the "movie" business would be fool
ish to go to the expense of putting
on the market the films suitable for
children, and the managers of the
"movie" house would be likewise fool
ish to take the trouble of showing
other than the popular line of films.
Much money is being spent by dif
ferent organizations all over the coun
try to further the undertaking of
"Better Films for Children," and peo
ple are giving of their valuable time
to work on committees to investigate
both as to what is needed for these
films and as to what can be procured.
Like many good movements the
pendulum swung too far in the oppos
ite direction when the zeal of those
interesting themselves sought to get
away from the hurtful and really dan
gerous class of films. They over
looked the fact the children must be
entertained and were putting on for
children's programs films that were
purely educational and that smacked
altogether too much of the school
The films were tiresome to the chil
dren and for a time it locked as
though all would end in failure.
Grown people go to the "movies" to
be entertained, and there is no good
reason why the children should not
also expect to be entertained as well
when they attend.
The committee soon saw and recti
fied their mistake and the idea now
is principally to provide good clean
entertainment for the children.
It is along these lines that the
"National Committee for Films for
Young People" with headquarters in
New York and a number of like or
ganizations are working.
They are in correspondence with
the Women's and other clubs all over
the country and all are working to
As yet there is not a great supply
of these films and the people of the
small towns are hampered by not be
"ing able to procure as many as they
would like on account of the high
price of many of them, but as more
and more are put on the market the
priffes will naturally lower and we
shall be able to procure more all the
It is therefore up to the public, and
particularly the parents*to show their
appreciation of the efforts of those
who are striving to make this move
ment a success by having their chil
dren patronize those special programs
and so create a demand for more all
The Late John C. Orton.
We are indebted to the Star-News
for the above cut of the late John C.
Orton, who died at St. Cloud recently.
Mr. Orton came to Mille Lacs county
in 1856, and resided on a farm near
Prairie Brook in the town of Green
bush for more than 25 years. He will
be remembered by all old settlers of
the county. An extended reference
to his death appeared in the Union a
couple of weeks ago.
Connery's Body Found.
The body of the Minneapolis police
man, George Connery, was found at 2S
a lonely place in the woods near Frid- outside ZIZ"!!ZZ"ZZ1..ZZ
ley, Anoka county, last Saturday Foreston Village 6
evening. He got into an automobile
to escort two speeders to the East
Side police station on the 26th ult., Harbor 6
and that was the last time he was seen Kathio 6
alive. His face and head was bat
tered with some heavy instrument and
there was also a bullet wound in his Mudgett
body. But it appears that he was not
quite dead when his murderers
dragged him out of the automobile
and left him in the woods, for he had
attempted to schawl a message to his
wife in a little note book. The only
words that could be~ deciphered were:
"Mollie, good-bye, darling."
It is thought that one of poor Con
nery's murderers is under arrest at
Chief O'Connor of St. Paul is still
of the belief that one of the men who
murdered Connery also assassinated
Mrs. Dunn in her father's house in St.
Paul two days later.
Frank Dunn, the former husband of
the murdered woman, undoubtedly
hired the assassin to commit the das
If the murderers of Connery and
Mrs. Dunn are ever convicted the
worst punishment that can be inflicted
upon them is life imprisonment in the
model first-class hotel conducted by
the state at Stillwater!
A pretty wedding was solemnized at
the home of Rev. C. Larson in this
village Friday evening, when Mr.
Harry Emanuel Lionstone and Miss
Hazel Evalyn Lundberg of Bogus
Brook were united in marriage in the
presence of immediate relatives and
Rev. C. Larson performed the cere
mony, using the ring service, and
Beatrice Larson carried the golden
circlet in the heart of a rose.
The bride, who was attended by Miss
Mary Rasmussen, was attired in a
beautiful gown of white crepe-de^ w*1
chine, and carried pink roses. Mr.
Reuben Lundberg acted as best man.
The groom is a son of Rev. Lion
stone and is a young man of real
worth. The bride is a young lady of
pleasing ways, and she and her hus
band have the goockwishes of a large
circle of friends.
Joseph H. Craig the Only One.
About a dozen Princeton boys made
application for admission to the train.
ing~camp at Fort Snelling for pros
pective officers of the conscription
army. Joseph H. Craig was the only
one accepted. There were over 5,000
applications but only 1^500 were ac
Co. Boys Dance.
Attend the ball at the Armory this will be exhibits,
evening. It may be your last oppor
tunity for some time to show your vicinity should attend
Milaca Village 29 16
Milaca Milo Onamia Village
good will for Co. boys. Any day they owe to their babies. These will
now the Third regiment is liable to be be the first meetings of the kind ever
called to the colors. The proceeds of held here, and the Civic Betterment
the dance will go to the company club is to be commended for taking
VOLUME IXL, NO. 20
Returns Received by the Clerk of
Court Show 286 Births to
131 Deaths in 1916.
Deaths Exceed Births in Princeton
TownThree Towns Unvisit-
ed by Grim Reaper.
That Mille Lacs county is a healthly
place to live is evidenced by the birth
and death returns received by the
clerk of court from the State Board
During the year 1916 there were
286 births, as compared to 131 deaths.
There were no deaths in Otfamia
town, Kathio or South Harbor during
the year, while in the first named
place there were 10 births, in Kathio
there-were 6 and in South Harbor
there were 5.
Princeton village leads inboth births
and deaths, there being 64 births to
47 deaths. In Milaca village there
were 29 births and 9 deaths.
Princeton town was the only place in
the county where the deaths exceeded
the births, but in Greenbush and Hay
land the two columns of figures are
separated by a margin of only one.
Last year there were 322 births and
120 deaths, while in 1914 the births
totaled 259 to 123 deaths. In 1913
there were 249 births to 106 deaths.
These figures show that there has been
a steady natural increase in popula
tion in Mille Lacs county.
The vital statistics by townships
and villages appear hereunder:
Place Bths. Dths.
us rjCr* to*/
6 6 1 1
2 4 1 0 9 7 6 1
The Farmers' Packing Plant.
Bids were let last week for the con
struction of the new plant of the
Farmers' Terminal Packing company
at Newport, near St. Paul. The
when completed will handle about
3,000 hogs and 400 cattle daily, and
neighborhood of $400,
If the farmers can make a go of
their packing plant, and they certainly
ought to, profits that are now exacted
by the middle men will go into their
Mr. Carl M. Sholin of Page is one of
the officers of the company, and from
the first he has maintained that a
packing plant owned by the farmers
and properly conducted, would be a
Baby Welfare Meeting. I
Baby Welfare meetings will be held
in the store building directly east of"
Ewing's music store, on Friday and
Saturday of next week, May 18 and
19, under the auspices of the Civic
Betterment club. Dr. Mary Wetmore
will be one of the speakers, and there"
Everything will be"
free, and all mothers in Princeton and
It is a duty*
charge'of the matter.
5 7 1
Totals 286 131
The Special School Meeting.
The minutes of Independent School
District No. 1, Mille Lacs county, as
published last week,, show that the
special school meeting called for the
purpose of voting on the proposition
of raising bonds to the extent of $50,-
000 for the erection of a new high
school building, is to be^ held at the
high school building on Wednesday,
May 16, between the hours of 4 and 9
o'clock p. m. The election notice, pub
lished in another column, fixes the
date of the election as Wednesday,
May 23, between the hours of 4 and 9
o'clock p. m., and that is the correct
datethe date upon which the election
will be held. Fix the date in your mind
correctlyWednesday, May 23, be
tween the hours of 4 and 9 o'clock p.
m., at the high school building in the
village of Princeton. Every resident
voter of the district, male or female,
is entitled to vote. A voter must be
a citizen of the United States and 21
years or over of age.