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Foreign Trade Ten Billion Dollars in Past Year. New York, Aug 1.More than $10, 000,000,000 worth of merchandise and precious metals passed through the custom houses of the United States during the fiscal year, ended June SO last, according to statistics compiled by the National City bank. Comparison with the records of the fiscal years since 1914 show that the grand total for 1917 was in round numbers twice as great as that o! 1914, which immediately preceded the war. The total imports and exports of merchandise in 1917 was given aa $6,900,000,000, as against $6,531,000,000 in 1916, $4,443,000,000 in 1915 and $4, 259,000,000 in 1914. The gold and sil ver imports and exports of the fiscal year of 1917 amounted to $1,382,381, 000. COMPANIES MAKING MONEY Telephone Concerns Show Large Profits on Their Service. Washington, Aug. 1.Telephone companies showed a profit of almost a dollar a telephone during March, ac cording to compilation made public by the interstate commerce commis sion. There were in service 7,495,470 tele phones in March, an increase of ap proximately 12 per cent over March, 1916. Operating revenues totalled $25,929,854, an increase of more than 10 per cent within the year. Expenses increased from $14,850,172" to $17,448 433, leaving net operating revenue tot March, 1917, of $8,481,421. Taxes and other expenses reduced this figure ta $6,780,082 operating income for tho month. RESULTS ON THE DIAMOND National League. New York 11, 9 Pittsburg 7, 3. Philadelphia 6, 2 St. Louis 0, 4. Chicago 9, 1 Boston 6, 8. Brooklyn 4, Cincinnati 2. American League. Boston 5, Chicago 2 Detroit 8, Washington 4. Cleveland 8, Philadelphia 5. New York 4, St. Louis 1. American Association. Kansas City 9, St. Paul 3. Indianapolis 7, Louisville 5. Toledo 7, Columbus 6. Milwaukee 11, Minneapolis 7. GRAIN AND PROVISION PRICES Duluth Wheat and Flax. Duluth, July 31. WheatOn track and to arrive, No. 1 hard, $2 99*4 No. 1 Northern, $2 98% No. 2 Northern, $2.93%. Flax On track and to arrive, $3.35. St. Paul Grain. St. Paul, July 31. WheatNo. 1 hard, $3.00 No. 1 Northern, $firstname.lastname@example.org No. 2 Northern, $email@example.com corn, $firstname.lastname@example.org oats, 77 @78c barley, $email@example.com rye, $2.04m 2.05 flax, $3.36. South St. Paul Live Stock. South St Paul, July 31. CattleBeceipts, 2,710 steers, $5.25 @9.00 cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org calves, $6.50@ 12 25. HogsReceipts 2,720 range, $14.50@15 60. Sheep Receipts, 180 lambs, $email@example.com ewes, $6.00@8 50. Minneapolis Grain. Minneapolis, July 31. WheatJuly, $2 94 Sept, $2.19 Cash close on track No. 1 hard, $3.00 No. 1 Northern, $2 firstname.lastname@example.org No. 2 Northern, ?email@example.com No. 3 Northern, $2 firstname.lastname@example.org No 3 yellow corn, $2.22@ 2 23, No. 3 white oats, 77@78c flax, $3.36. Chicago Grain and Provisions. Chicago, July 31 WheatJuly, $2.75 Sept., $2.17. CornSept, $1.64 Dec, $1.17% May, $116^. OatsJuly, 85c Sept., 60c Dec, 50%c PorkSept, $40.70. But- terCreameries, 37@38c. Eggs31U @32c. PoultrySprings, 22@23%c, fowls, 15^@19c St. Paul Hay. St. Paul, July 31. Choice timothy, $18.00 No. 1 tim othy, $17.50@18 25 No. 1 clover, mix ed, $email@example.com No. 1 mixed, differ ent grasses, $16 firstname.lastname@example.org No. 1 mix ed, timothy and wild, $15.50@16 25 choice upland, $17.00 No. 1 upland, $email@example.com No. 1 midland, $13 50@ 14.25 No. 1 alfalfa, $20.O0@20.75. Chicago Live Stock. Chicago, July 31. CattleReceipts, 2,000 steers, $7.- firstname.lastname@example.org cows and heifers, $4.50@U.- 65 calves, $8 email@example.com. HogsRe ceipts, 9,000 light, $firstname.lastname@example.org mixed, $email@example.com heavy, $14.40@ 16.25 rough, $14 firstname.lastname@example.org pigs, $1].- 50@14 40. SheepReceipts, 9,000 na tive, $7.60@10 75 lambs, $9 email@example.com Village Council. The regular monthly meeting of the village council was held on Wednes day evening and it was the shortest session in many months. The minutes of the preceding meet ing were read and accepted. T. F. Scheen, on behalf of W. B. Northrup & Co., asked the council to grant a permit to reconstruct the interior of the building formerly used as a studio by P. J. Nelson so that it may be used for office purposes. The permit was granted* A petition for laying a cement side walk on the west side of Plymouth avenue along lot 1, block 2, Cater's Second Addition to Princeton, signed by W. H. Smith and eight others, was, upon motion, granted. It was decided to renew the insur ance of village employes against ac cident. The auditing and allowance,, of a number of bills concluded the business of the council. Wanderings of a Stolen Crown. The following bit of history, inter esting at the present time, is repro duced from London Tit-Bits: European powers may be pretty hard up when the war comes to an end, and all manner of schemes will probably have to be adopted to scrape money together. Will the royal treas ures of the war lord and the Austrian emperor be sold or pawned It is interesting to know that the crown donned by the monarch of Aus tria, which was made originally for Stephen of Hungary some eight cen turies ago, Jias been stolen, lost and pawned. On one occasion it was pilfered by a queen, who fled across the frozen Danube with it, and there, being in need of ready cash, she pawned it for 2,800 ducats. When it was finally traced and recovered it was placed in a fortress in Hungary and guarded night and day. At the time of the revolution it was buried in a forest to prevent its being annexed by the Austrians, and it remained under the soil for nearly a hundred years. There is no doubt that this crown would fetch a big price if put up for sale by auction. It is adorned with 53 fine sapphires, 50 good sized rubies, one emerald and 338 pearls. The gems are sunken in a mass of pure gold, and the crown weighs altogether about 14 pounds. There are some very severe storms at Cracow, the Austrian, fortress, which was formerly (1320-1609) the capital of Poland, gome time before the war. Terrific gates uprooted sev eral trees, one of which was an an cient elm. In the disturbed earth at the foot of the fallen tree the crown worn by the former kings of Poland, dating back to the fourteenth century, was found. This crown, by the way, has been lost sight of since the mid dle of the eighteenth century. Two Against One. Discussing generalitieswar, pro hibition, suffragism, conservation, etc. with an old friend on Saturday we were much impressed with the state ment he made in relation to the Euro pean conflict and, as near as we can remember his words, they are as fol lows: "I am one-third Irish and two-thirds German, begorrah, but me first name is Mike, for which I thank all the saints on the calendar. You know, as well as I do, that "Mike" is a fighting namebejasus it is even a historical fighting nameand I intend keeping pace with the traditions of me ancestors on me Oirish side. So, in consequence thereof, I am now waging war against meselfthat is, I have commanded me one-third Oirish blood to attack and subdue me two thirds of German and, from present indications, the Oirfsh army of cor puscles has either eaten alive or taken prisoners most of the German horde of microbes which circulated as inter lopers in me veins. "To tell you the truth, I have often felt sorry that me mother and mother's mother were not 'Irishmen' instead of Two tonicstwo tonics that used to compel me to share me meals with the pigs in our sod shanty while they sucked up the crathur on the doorstep. "While the scriptures tell us that a house divided against itself must fall, the writers of the great book never figured that one Oirish corpuscle can put to flight at least three of the German variety. "By the time this is in print, me boyif you wish to publish this story I believe that my veins will contain nothing but the green corpuscles of old Ireland, that me internal war will be at an end." County Equalization Board. The county equalization board, con sisting of the county -commissioners and the county auditor, concluded their review of the tax books for Mille Lacs county at an adjourned meeting on Monday. After carefully going over the assessor's books for the vil lages and townships in the county, the lists as returned were adopted not a change was made. The Crop Outlook. Intense heat wrought great injury to the crops in this vicinity the latter days of last week. The cooling and refreshing showers on Monday night were a veritable godsend. There will be no bumper crops in Mille Lacs and adjoining counties this year, but if the weather is half way decent there will be an average yield of small g^rain, THE PRINCEION UNION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1917^ corn about 75 per cent, and potatoes probably 80 or 85 per cent. Tame hay is light in many placesabout 70 per cent of the average crop. Crop conditions might be worse. But there is every indication that the farmers will receive good prices for all they raise. We reiterate the advice we gave last week to potato growers: Make provision to store a part of the crop do not glut the market in the early fall. A High Crop Record Predicted. From current estimates it is pre dicted that the crops of the ^northwes tern states will reach a new high record, and these crops will be of greater value than any ever raised. Eight crops, wheat, corn, oats, bar ley, rye, flaxseed, potatoes and hay, while they by no means represent all the wealth that comes off the north west farms, afford, collectively, a basis for calculation and comparison. These eight crops reached high rec ord in total quantity produced, in the year 1915. They represented that year a total value, on th farms, of $618- 458,000in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Last year these crops in the four states named fell off materially in quantity produced. But in value they 'stood for more money than ever be fore, or $649,297,000. The higher price range made these greater values. While the 1917 crop does not, as yet, in any of its integral parts per mit of close definition as to quantity or price to the farmer, it is clear, even at this time, that on a basis of calculation that is not only conserva tive, but ultraconservative, a total money valuation that will exceed the highest of these two former years by $100,000,000 is indicated. It is proba ble that such an estimate, if subject to later change, will find revision up ward rather than downward. Theodore Trims the Government. Theodore Roosevelt, who is anything but a calamity howler, in an address at Pittsburg on the unpreparedness and dilatoriness of the nation, said in part: "We have not enough rifles for our men. We are painfully short in equip ment. We have not yet begun to assemble the draft army, the first ele mentary officers' training camps have not been finished. The national guard has only just begun to mobilize. "We have put a fragment of our flne little army into France, and as yet it is composed exclusively of infantry without artillery, it would be helpless against any well equipped enemy were it not aided by our allies. "This is the sum total of the ac tivities of a nation of 100,000,000'peo- ple, and in possession of incalculable wealth and boundless resources, dur ing the six months following its entry after two and a half years warning, into the greatest war in history. "The simple truth is that, relatively to the other great nations of the world, we have in this war exhibited our=, seuves a marvel of inefficiency, anefwe shall always be inefficient during the first vital months of any war until we learn to prepare in advance. "It is utter unpreparedness which should convey the real lesson to us of this war. And remember, that as yet we as a people, acting through our governmental authorities, have not taken one step to avert disaster in the future by introducing a permanent policy of preparedness." The Farmer's Part in the War. In this time of war there is a spe cial duty laid upon every American citizen. Some have to bear arms and risk their lives and safety on danger ous seas Itnd on battle fronts in Eu rope. Others must care for those of them who are wounded, and in per forming that duty risk their lives al most equally with those who do the actual fighting. There are so many brave Americans performing such du ties for their country that those of us who remain at home in safety and se curity must needs feel the obligation on us to do our part. The farmers of America have an im portant duty, a vital national economic function imposed upon them. They must provide food for our armies, food for our families at home and food for our allies abroad. The great and vital importance of this service has been recognized and thefarmers of the country are directed to be given and will receive especial consideration in the matter of exemption from mili tary service. The service that the farmers of America are to perform is in the high est degree patriotic, but it is to be profitable, too. Never before has the American farmer had such a market for his products or such tremendous purchasers as he has now in the gov ernments of the United States and our allies. PEASE Fred Aldrink has traded his Ford to Garret DeBoer for the latter's horse and buggy. Good trade for Fred. J. P. DeRose received a carload of Overland cars on Monday. Three of EfiUgfiiraBliUBIBIHimtBIl^^ Main Street the cars have been sold, one to each of the following parties: Wm. Talen and Mr. Lutjens of Woodward Brook and J. H. Hubers. Mr. DeRose,has sold 20 cars this season. A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Scheffer on Saturday. Pease and vicinity was visited by a severe storm on Monday night. A few miles west of town large trees were broken down. Mr. Renzenbrink's barn was struck by lightning and all his outbuildings burned with the ex ception of the house and summer kitchen. The neighbors turned out and helped Mr. Renzenbrink and, with great difficulty, the house was saved. Mrs. Peter Pluimer passed away at her home here early Tuesday morning. She had suffered long with cancer of the liver and breast and death came as a relief to her sufferings. She leaves a husband, two sons, Jake and Nick, two sisters, Mrs. Moreman, and Mrs. Rickebaugh of Iowa, two brothers, Garret VanMill and R. VanMill, who reside in the west, and an aged father. All were at her bedside when she passed away with the exception of her father and R. VanMill. Mrs. Pluimer was a member of the First Christian church and a diligent worker in the We Are Making Cheese Bring in your milk, for which we are paying The Top Prices Call in and see us and we will try and arrange a route in your vicinity and pick i up milk at your place. Minnesota Cheese Co. The Maxwell The World's Greatest Value in Motor Cars A Maxwell Car, taken from stock, traveled 22,000 miles without a motor stop, 10,000 miles more than any form er record HOFFMAN Ask Him. He Knows $665 F.O.B., Detroit J. H. HOFFMAN, Distributor, Princeton, Minn. 'As all cars are advancing in price we advise those contemplating the purchase of a machine to buy one now and save money. S Ladies' Aid society as long as she was able to attend. Her memory will long be cherished by all who knew her. The funeral was held on Monday af ternoon from the First Christian church. Mr. and Mrs. Bandow are entertain ing two Bandow families from Fair fax. Mr. and Mrs. S. Wevell and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Axell autoed to Mille Lacs lake on Sunday. One hundred and twenty tubs of but ter were shipped this week from the "if off? 'z? i^v -Z it2&2J3^S^ Princeton, Minn. 1 W W WWW W W us i i^n^KriCtOOOlCOCIOia^IOICOCOOK^XK^ R. D. N. SPRINGER, Oph. D. OPTOMETRIST of Dr. Kline's Sanatorium, Anoka Will be in Princeton, Sunday, Aug. 19 lUNTIL 6 P. M.) at RIVERSIDE HOTEL Pease, Monday Forenoon, Aug. 20 At VanSIpotenVResidence EYES EXAMINED AND GLASSES FITTED BY ELECTRICITY "H your credit is good at the bank, it is good with me." Pease creamery." Mr. and Mrs. Bandow and their company and Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Thompson went to Mille Lacs lake for an outing on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Seaman of Iowa, who visited with Mrs. Bleeker for some time, left last Wednesday for Fair mont to visit their son. A deal was closed last Wednesday through the J. P. DeRose Land com pany wfiereby C. Koolman of Sheld. Iowa, became the owner of Christ Mink's farm.