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Saloniki Mass Meeting Pro
claims King's Deposition/
VENIZELOS IS POPULAR IDOL
Over Forty Thousand Persons Assem-
ble in Public Square and Are Ad-
dressed by Various SpeakersMay-
or Presides and Proposes Resolu-
tion Deposing Monarch.
London, May 9."Tuesday was a
great day in history of Saloniki. A
mass meeting proclaimed the deposi
tion of the king and dynasty"'
This was the statement contained
in a msesage telegraphed from Sa
loniki by Reuter's correspondent and.
"More than 40,000 persons assem
bled in the principal square and were
addressed by various speakers.
"They cheered themselves hoarse
with shouts, 'Long live Venizelos,'
'Long live the national government,'
and ^down with the king.'
"The mayor of Saloniki presided
He proposed a resolution proclaiming
the deposition of the king only, but
the crowd insisted that the entire
dynasty must be removed
"All shops were closed and business
"Processions marched through the
town and carried out demonstrations
before the residence of former Pre
mier Venizelos and at other points."
KAISER HAS NARROW ESCAPE
Three Shots Fired at Emperor While
Rome, May 9Kaiser William had
a narrow escape from an assassin's
bulllet while motoring to Berlin, a Zu
rich dispatch to the Corriere D'ltalia
An unidentified man fired three
shots at the kaiser's car, two of them
striking the tonneau, the third going
wild He was arrested.
When the kaiser is at the front he
lives in a bombproof house Circum
stantial stories have told of an extra
car to resemble a baggage automobile
in which the kaiser rides, while pre
ceding it is his gorgeous, decorated
automobile with a man resembling the
kaiser seated inside
The newspaper Corriere D'Jtalia is
the clerical organ in Rome.
GREEKS DIE UNDER
Washington, May 9 An official dis
patch from the Greek government
communicated to the state department
by the Greek legation says the block
ade of the allied Greek coast has re
suited in many deaths from starvation.
In Januaiy there were twenty-five
deaths, in February twenty-six, in
March forty-nine and in the first third
of April ten. These figures do not in
elude deaths within the area occupied
by the French and English armies, and
they cover only such cases as were
certified to bv a physician as having
been dup to starvation The legation
assumes that many cases must have
occurred without being reported.
The greatest distress appears to ex
ist in Epirus, where forty deaths oc
curred In Thessaly, there were sev
en, while in other provinces and isl
ands the cases range only between one
As the organization of the new
Zaimis cabinet was undertaken in
harmony with the wishes of the allies
the legation assumes that the blockade
will now be raised
LANSING TO DISMISS AIDS
WHO GIVE NEWS.
Washington, May 9.Secre-
tary of State Robert Lansing
announced he will summarily
dismiss any employe of the de
partment who gives the press
any information on which criti
cism of governmental policies
may be based. Any department
employe who dares personally
to criticise any policy also will
be dismissed immediately.
BREAD PRICES ADVANCING
Fifteen-Cent Loaf Becomes Reality in
Chicago, May 9The 15-cent bread
loaf has arrived
Local bakers preparing the hungry
public for the "added touch" began in
serting explanatory advertisements in
Likewise the word is being slipped
along that the 6-cent loaf is to give
way to the 10-cent loaf. Just when
the advance will become citywide is a
Bakers, bearing Uncle Sam may be
come interested, say they are acting
Individually. Threatened indictment
for "price fixing" has caused the ba
kers' association to be relegated.
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i Manager of Eoston Braves
Gets Into Double Harness.
George Stallings, manager of the
Boston Braves, was married at West
chester, Pa, to Mrs Bayard Sharpe,
widow of "Bud" Sharpe, former first
baseman of the Boston club.
HOLLWEG IS BLAMED
FOR WAR BLUNDERS
Copenhagen, May 9.The conser
vatives and pan-Germans have now
brought up their heavy artillery in
the battle against Chancellor von
Bethmann-Hollweg and boldly lay the
blame for the long duration of the
war at his door
The conservative Deutsch Tages
Zeitung explains that three or four
days' delay in German mobilization
at the outset of the war, due to the
chancellor's hesitant policy, caused
the loss of the battle of the Marne
The paper holds that the troops
that were detached to stem the Rus
sian invasion of East Prussia would
ha\e been sufficient to change the
defeat of General von Kluck's army
into a victory and that, in that case,
the war would haveended in a speedy
and decisive German triumph.
The Tages Zeitung goes on to de
clare that the chancellor threw away
a second chance of terminating the
war by opposing ruthless submarine
warfare. It cites Field Marshal Con
rad von Hoetzendorf, Austrian com
mander-in-chief, as saying
"The war would have been over
long ago if the submarine campaign
had begun a year earlier
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WISCONSIN MAN WINS GER
MAN IRON CROSS.
Berlin, May 9Captain Os
wald Sapper of Mayville, Wis.,
has been awarded the iron,
cross He asked word be sent'
to his wife and friends in May-_
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Washington, May 9.Foreign Sec
retary Balfour declared in an epochal
address in the senate chamber the
war conference here has cemented an
alliance of three great democracies
destined to crush the greatest world
menace of all time and to save civil
ization and liberty.
Free people now have been aroused
and fired with a determination insur
ing the ultimate triumph of free in
stitutions, he said.
"This war is to be settled by hard
fighting," the British statesman said,
"and when it comes to hard fighting
neither America nor Britain, nor
France need fear measuring them
selves at any moment against those
who have risen up against all that we
hold dear for the future I speak with
confidence about the issue of this
great strugglea confidence which is
redoubled since you have thrown in
Failure to comprehend the two great
English speaking peoples would and
could fight for an ideal he character
ized as the great blunder which will
cost Germany the war.
UNDER WAY AT CHICAGO
Federal Inquiry Over Railroad Freight
Chicago, May 9.Hearing on pro
posals of numerous railroads through
out tho country to establish new di
version and recpnsignment tariffs are
under way here before C. V. Burnside,
examiner for tbfe interstate commerce
commission.- The general purpose of
the inquiry, It waB asserted, is to mini
mize as greatly as possible congestion
of freight traffic*
The railroads propose fixing the di
version rate at $2 and reconsignment
at |ir. These tariffs are proposed
chiefly to cover lumber, grain and
Capture Village From British
After Hard Fighting.
FORGE CANADIANS O YIELDshown
Five Days of Severe Battling Results
in Gain by Teutons After Paying a
Terrible PriceBerlin Reports Cap-
ture of Two Hundred Prisoners and
Six Machine Guns.
London, May 9.After five days of
extraordinarily hard fighting between
the Canadians and the Germans the
little village of F'resnoy, lying south
east of Lens, and the adjacent wood
are again in German hands
In the retaking of these positions,
where the Canadians have for days
held the most advanced salient in the
British line projecting toward Douai,
the Germans evidently paid a terrible
Preceded by a heavy artillery fire,
in which asphyxiating gas shells were
used in large numbers, the counter at
tack was launched in the early morn
The machine gun and rifle fire of
the defenders met the Germans as
they threw themselves forward, but
they would not be denied and finally
penetrated the trenches northeast of
the village and even entered the out
skirts of the village itself.
Their tenure of the position, how
ever, was short lived, for the Cana
dians soon afterward returned to the
fray, drove out the Germans and
again held full sway.
i Strong Reinforcements Arrive.
Reforming later and reinforced by
two fresh divisions the Germans again
made a "bid for victory along the en
tire front before the village and wood.
The right wing of the defenders held
steadfastly and inflicted heavy losses
on the Germans. The left wing, how
ever, was compelled to ^ive ground
and to evacuate the village ana wood,
leaving them in the hands of the Ger
Berlin reports 200 prisoners and Six
machine guns fell into* the hands of
There has been a continuation of
the violent fighting southward in the
Bullecourt and Reoux sectors, but no
notable changes in positions have
The artillery activity along the en
tire Macedonian front continues Vio
lent, indicating possibly the near Ap
proach of a general offensive
Small engagements between entente
forces and Austrian and Turkish
troops between Lake Schrida and
Lake Presba and between entente and
Teutonic allied troops along the Cerna
OF KAISER'S PLOT
Washington, May 9.A group of So
cialist leaders, including Charles Ed
ward Russell, William English Wall
ing and Ernest Poole, meeting here,
gave out a statement denouncing the
international Socialist conference
called for Stockholm early in June as
"the most dangerous of all the kai
ser's plots for cashing in his military
victories and characterizing the Amer
ican Socialist delegates, Morris Hill
quitt and Algernon Lee, as radically
The purpose of the Stockholm con
ference was described to promote,
particularly in Russia, the German
Socialist peace plans for "no annexa
tions, no indemnities," which it was
declared would mean a return to the
conditions existing before the war,
and "that all Europe would be help
less when confronted by the new cen
tral empire Germany has established."
DIVER SOLUTION PROBABLE
Important Conference Held at Secre
tary Deniets' Home.
Washington, May 9 Hope is bright
ening that American inventive genius
has found the road that may lead to
freedom of the seas from German sub
A conference of unusual importance
was held at the home of Secretary
It was called that high officials of
the navy might go over with mem
bers of the naval consulting board the
experiments already tried and those
-that are in prospect.
"They believe they are on the right
rosd," Mr. Daniels said "There will
be mor? experiments."
NORWEGIAN SHIPS ARE SUNK
Four Are Sent to Bottom by German
.London, "May &The Norwegian
foreign office reports the Norwegian
steamers Tolska, Vale and Tromp
sunk by German submarines, says aj
dispatch from Christiania. Three men
were lost from the Vale.
The Norwegian bark Dione* Was
sunk by gunfire on May 2. Her crew
of twelve was'rescued, including two
WAR IS SUCCEEDING
"London, May 9Marked progress
has been made by British officials in
the campaign against German sub
A substantial decrease in the num
ber of allied and neutral vessels sunk
by U-boats in the past week will be
in the forthcoming weekly re
port of shipping losses
_In fact, it is stated authoritatively
that the report will show the smallest
toll in the past three weeks.
No reason for the falling off is given
out from official sources, but it is
plainly intimated that the allied offi
cials are making headway to combat
the diver menace and that the situa
tion is clearing.
ESTIMATE OF WHEAT CROP
Yield May Be Only Enough to Fill
Washington, May 9Official wheat
crop estimates announced show that
with the world facing a bread shortage
the United States, unless it cuts its
present consumption, probably will
produce only enough wheat this year
to supply its own population
The forecast, compiled by the
partment of agriculture on conditions
May 1, put this country's winter wheat
yield at 366,000,000 bushels, the small
est in thirteen years There will be
no estimate of spring wheat acreage
until July, but with a crop of 250,-
00*0,000 bushels, which is higher than
the average, this country would grow
this year a total of only 616,000,000
The normal American consumption,
with seed requirements, is put at
slightly more than 600,000,000 bushels
FRANCE GIVEN LARGE SUM
Loan of One Hundred Million Dollars
Washington, May 9.France has re
ceived the $100,000,000 the United
States has decided to lend her to meet
her expenses in this country during
May. The amount was transferred by
Secretary McAdoo to Ambassador
Jusserand by treasury warrant
AMERICA MUST PAY
WITH BLOOD IN WAR
New York, May 9.An appeal for
patriotic service and devotion to the
nation in its hour of need, made by
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt before the
Kings county Republican committee,
in Brooklyn, evoked great enthusiasm.
The meeting was attended not only
by the committeeTHen and party lead
ers of the county, but by many of the
most prominent residents of Brooklyn
A dinner nThonor of Colonel Roose
velt, given by United States" Senator
William M. Calder, preceded the
Having "failed in time of peace to
prepare for war," Colonel Roosevelt
said the United States and the en
tente allies will "pay for this act of
folly," before the war ends
Meanwhile, he urged, Americans
must bear themselves manfully in the
conflict, "and pay with our blood,"
sending to the front as rapidly as
possible a great force of fighting men.
The former president discussed the
country's participation in the war in
its military, social and industrial
As to Power Rates.
Elk River, Minn., April 7, 1917.
To the Editor of the Princeton Union:
The undersigned visited Princeton,
Minnesota, Friday, May 4th, in the in
terest of the Power and Light Com
pany, of Elk River, who have made a
proposition to buy the electric lighting
system and furnish current from the
Elk River plant, and finds that the ma
jority of the citizens of Princeton do
not understand the matter of rates for
lighting as furnished by the Elk River
Power & Light Company,,and so as to
clear this matter thoroughly in the
minds of the consumers in Princeton,
I have taken the liberty of making a
few illustrations of paid light bills in
I have in my possession a number of
light bills, which the citizens allowed
me to take, that have Tee paid Water,
Light, Power and Building commis
sion and I propose to take these same
bills and apply the rates as proposed
in the Elk River Power & Light Com
pany proposition and show the actual
difference in dollars and cents on the
same bills which the citizens of Prince
ton^ would enjoy if Mr. Waterman's
proposition is accepted.
Mr. T. H. Caley's bill for December,
1916, showed current consumed of 130
K. W. H. at 10c per kilowatt hour,
making a total of $13.00. Under the
new rates, as Mr. Caley has fifteen
rooms in his residence, 3 kilowatthours
per room would be 45 kilowatt hours
at 10c or $4.50. Following the sched
ule the next 45 kilowatt hours at 9c
per kilowatt hour would be $4.05 and
the balance consumed which is 40 kil
owatt hours at 3c per kilowatt hour
would be $1.20. A total of these three
amounts would be $9.75, subject to a
i^iraggPPE^ 10 percent cash discount or 97c if paid
before the 10th of the month following,
which would make Mr. Caley's bill
$8.78 as against the bill he paid of
$13.00, a net saving of $4.22 or a frac
tion over 20 per cent.
The bill of the Evens Hardware Co.
in December, 1916, was $17.33, show
ing that they used 173 kilowatt hours.
Under the proposed rate this bill would
work out as follows:
The first 50 kilowatt hours at 10c
per K. W. hour or $5.00. The next 50
K. W. hours at 9c per K. W. hour or
$4.50 and all the balance or 73 K. W.
hours at 6c or $4.38 making a total of
$13.88, and deducting 10 percent cash
discount of $1.38 leaves a net bill under
Mr. Waterman's proposed rates of
$12.50, a net saving of $4.83 or more
than 20 per cent.
Mr. Dunn stated to the undersigned
that he has had bills for his residence
as high as $8.00. Taking an $8.00 bill
for his residence for example, this
would show that 80 K. W. hours was
consumed at 10c. Under the proposed
rate this would figure out as follows:
Mr. Dunn has 10 rooms, 3 K. W.
hours per room would be 30 K.' W.
hours. The first 30 K. W. hours at
10c would be $3.00. The next 30 K.
W. hours at 9c would be $2.70 and the
balance or 20 K. W. liours at 3c per
K. W. hour would be 60c, making a
total of $6.30, less the usual 10 per
cent discount or 63c making a net
total of $5.76 effecting a saving of
$2.24 or more than 20 per cent.
Let us take for example a power
consumer and suppose that a customer
has a monthly "bill of $8.00 for power.
Under your present rate of 8c this
would show that this customer had
consumed 100 K. W. hours. Under the
new rate this would figure out as fol
The first 50 K. W. hours at 5y2c or
$2.75 and the next 50 at 4c or $2.00
would make such a bill $4.75, less the
customary 10 per cent cash discount
or 47c which would leave a net bill
for such a customer of $4.28 against
$8^00, a saving you will note of nearly
50 per cent.
I believe that I have taken sufficient
examples to show the electric consum
ers of Princeton that the new sched
ule offered will immediately put into
effect a Jarge saving to them.
H. H. Henley.
Big Land Seekers' Excursion
To Famous Redwater Valley in Dawson
County, Montana, May 19 and 26
Round trip fare from Minneapolis on these dates
only $16.55. Come along with us whether you buy
We have just taken the agency for a township of
land, until recently owned by the N. P. railroad, lo-
cated only two miles from the new town of Cirle,
which has already two banks, modern hotel, etc., and
the assurance of a railroad this fall.
This is some of the choicest land in Montana. It
has become world famous for its wonderful wheat
production. It has the richest soil, is well grassed
and watered and can be bought for the low price of
from $12.50 to $35.00 per acre, one-third cashTbal-
ance in ten annual payments at 6% interest. This is
just the place for the man with an ambition to secure
for himself before the price goes higner, a home on the
farm, or for an investment it has no equal.
Today agriculture is playing a dominant role in
world affairsthe serious shortage which will not be
met for several years to come, the assured demand
for food products from foreign nations even 'after the
close of the warmeans continued prosperity for
American agriculture.* Get your share of this pros-
perity by investing in our carefully selected lands.
For further particulars write or call on
R08T. H. XING LAND AGENCY
Alfred Johnson, who has been work
ing for Ernest Zimpel at Eastwood,
spent Sunday at his home here.
Rev. O. Larson and family went to
Isle Sunday afternoon. Rev. Larson
held services there.
Ernest Zimpel of McGrath and John
Johnson of Red Top came up to at
tend church services here Sunday
Jonas Grant was a Wahkon visitor
one day last week.
The basket social, which was given
at the Eastwood school house, was
well attended and all had a good time.
Miss Westerlund of Malmo, now at
Opstead cooking for Eggan & Swan-
Good Head Room
Orion & Kaliher
Silverware Cut Glass
D. R. BYERS
Watch Repairing a Specialty
son, attended the basket social at
the Eastwood school house.
Jonas Grant has recently bought
Charley Anderson's place here. Mrs.
Anderson and daughter, Alfhield, are
intending to move to Montana this
summer to live with her son, Charley,
who has a homestead there.
Delbert Mattson is skidding logs at
the Fischer saw mill.
Gust Leland, Willie Lofgren, Gustie
Haggberg and Ellen Johnson spent
Sunday afternoon at the Grant home.
Ole Anderson is employed at the
Fischer saw mill.
P. J. Anderson called at Jonas
Grant's home Sunday afternoon.
John Johnson did some plowing for
Jonas Grant Saturday forenoon.
Fred Eggan called at Jonas Grant's
George Lundquist is hauling lumber
from Fischer's mill for Victor Peter
~Fredia Anderson spent Monday Af
ternoon with some of her friends at.