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Amid Resounding Applause and Cheer-
ing Farewells Co. Leaves
Princeton for the South.
As Nelson Said at the Battle of
Trafalgar, "Every Man Will
Do His Duty."
The boys of Company G134
strong, and one of the finest bodies of
young men who volunteered to serve
their countryhave been called to the
training grounds at Deming, N. M.
They entrained on Monday, and since
their departure a semi-gloom per
vades the old town, for the boys were
the life of the villagevivacious young
fellows who will be missed until their
return, and for whom many a prayer
will be offered to God beseeching their
The first call for entrainment re
ceived by Captain Johnson was for
5:15 on Monday afternoon, but this
schedule was changed at army head
quarters to an earlier hour, a telegram
to that effect being received at the talion are of Princeton, of Anoka,
of Eveleth and M. of Hibbing.
In consequence of this change of
schedule an elaborate lunch which was
to have been served by the ladies at
4 o'clock had to be foregone. The
ladies, however, got busy and five hams
and a large cheese were quickly sliced
up and 600 delicious sandwiches, to
gether with several gallons of pickles,
were prepared and packed in a large
box, and the boys sampled the same
after leaving St. Paul.
On Sunday evening the "ooys feasted
on strawberry shortcake, which was
Roster of Company
A. H. Johnson, Captain
E. B. Cutter, First Lieutenant
H. F. Hofflander, Second Lieut.
Max Cordiner, First Sergt.
T. M. Olsen, Mess Sergt.
Wm.C. Burrs, Supply Sergt.
Line Sergeants.
John L. Carmody
Nels G. Solberg
Signar E. Greene
Merritt Braton
Arthur O. Anfinson
William Satterstrom
Richard Steinbach
Lloyd S. Berry
Nathaniel Smith
David Umbehocker
Joseph T. Trunk
Harold R. Chapman
Albert O. Hoglund
Chris L. Neumann
Clifford Reiber
James J. Mee
Roy B. Neumann
Warren L. Prescott
Walter Bemelman
William E. Barnes
Thos. J. Mitchell
Albert Satterstrom
Louis W. Drescher
Roy L. Wilkes
John Brown
Reno W. Diedrich
Walter M. Haeg
Anthony Speeder
Albert E. Anderson
Thos. L. Armitage
Paul B. Brollard
Wallace O. Brown
Dennison R. Byers
John F. Cain
Otto F. Chalstrom
Corlis W. Cooke
Richard De La Matre
Wm. E. De La Matre
Wm. T. Dibble
Floyd H. Erickson
Felix Fix
Edward A. Godbout
Wilbur S. Green
Walter E. Johnson
Arthur C. Klingbeil
George A. Lee
William A. Lee
Charles McCormick
John H. Schmidt
Thomas M. Grodzisky
Joseph A. Jensa
Oscar J. Nelson
Sanford A. Odden
Anthony Prescott
Oliver Reiber
the joint gift of a dozen ladies and
was prepared by Mrs. T. H. Caley.
It was a jolly company of fine young
fellows who partook of that last noon
day meal in home quarters.
At 1 o'clock sharp the bugle sounded
by Henry Avery, the company, under
the command of Captain Johnson,
marched to the depot escorted by an
immense throng of people from
Princeton and the surrounding coun
try. At the station the boys lined up
along the special train which awaited
them while relatives and friends
passed down the line and bade them
It was indeed a solemn scene
fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters,
sweethearts and friends embracing
and bidding Godspeed to the boys
going forth to do battle for their
country? Copious tears flowed from
the eyes of many, and in all that vast
throng of perhaps 4,000 people there
was not one who did not feel at heart
the parting. As a rule, however, the
boys in khaki were in excellent spirits.
The soldiers were given until 3
o'clock to mingle with the multitude
or enter the cars, as they deemed fit.
Shortly before 3 o'clock the bugle
called the boys for entrainment, and
a few minutes thereafter the train
pulled out amid cheers and ""good
byes" from the multitude.
At Anoka three bands met the train
and the members of Company
escorted the boya up town, where
they were right royally entertained.
At 6 o'clock Companies and
pulled out for St. Paul, where later
they proceeded to Deming, N. M., over
the Rock Island road.
The companies of the second bat-
Lieutenant Kalkman is now adjutant
to the major of the Second battalion
and Lieutenant Morton has been trans
ferred to Company B, Anoka, with
the same rank.
Gus Pape, Victor Daml, Ernest
Becklund and Edward Krompasky
have been transeferred to the First
Minnesota Field artillery and left for
Fort Snelling on Saturday.
Hereunder is a list of the names of
the boys of Company revised up to
Edward L. Roman
Henry P. Rust
Otto E. Schlee
Herman A. Schueller
Johan L. Sjodin
George Stafford
Otto H. Wahl
Julius E. Yngve
Donald A. Young
Francis Belair
Edwin Moody
Alfred Erickson
Walter A. Kuhn
Mike Susie
Alfred LaCombe
J. Clifford Hill
Clarence O. Dorff
Edgar B. Anderson
R. H. LaBrant
Merrill H. Grosvenor
Anton Soder
Clifford E. Hammill
Louis Normandin
Day C. Magee
Earl G. Babb
Lynn Bruce
Walter W. Helmen
Otto E. Blocker
Albert L. Rocheford
Clarence W. Smallwood
Olof R. Pederson
Wm. C. Campbell
John Thompson
Andrew Anfinson
Leonard Cook
Mike Grudnosky
John E. Toleen
John Plevel
Stanley Demonsky
Giacomo Lemetti
Chas. Blomquist
Walter L. Kwapik
Edw. J. Flankey
Eugene McCall
Harold Bone
Clinton Bent
Peter Simons
John S. Malnor
Stanley Bonkowsky
Wm. Houde
Albert Ferry
Vincent Eaquinto
Martin Westling
Helmuth Bucholz
Nik Kolik
Louis Gloven
Henry Elmore
Nels Olson
Chas. R. Hook
Frank A. Thome
Edward R. Caillier
Gustave Anderson
Geo. W. Briggs
John H. Droogsma
Emil E. Holmes
Thos. Jamme
Wm. A. Lee
Theo M. Mattson
Bennie W. Olson
Geo. A. Anderson
Chas. A. Hammill
Thos. Hannay
the "assemble" and the boys fell into proved to be a rare and unusually
line. The roll was then called by fatal disease called cellulitis, a form
Sergeant Cordiner, a column four deep of blood poisoning. It is supposed to
formed and, preceded by a band led be contracted from animals, in this
Death Caused by Rare Disease.
Thomas Powell, a farmer living
west of Milaca, noticed a slight pim
ple on his neck several days ago, and
as it started to swell a physician, Dr.
Olsen, was called. The affliction
instance probably a horse.
The efforts of the physician to stay
the disease were unavailing and the
swelling continued until the patient's
death occurred Wednesday evening at
eight o'clock, just four days after the
pimple had been noticed.Milaca
H'"/'"^'! W.
nri ii i i minimi
Glendorado Branch of Red Cross.
Threatening rain clouds had the
effect of keeping down the attendance
at the Red Cross picnic in Glendorado
Sunday afternoon, yet when Hon
E. Indrehus called the gathering
fering and destitution in devastated
Belgium, France, Serbia and Poland,
R: C. Dunn also spoke briefly on the1
general aspect of the war.
A Glendorado branch of the Red
Cross was organized and the following
officers elected: Edwin Odegard, pres
ident Olof Anderson, secretary An
drew Finbodson, treasurer.
Quite a number joined the organ
ization and a neat sum was realized
from membership fees, a collection
that was taken up and the proceeds of
the refreshment stand.
Unlike those of some other commu
nities not a thousand miles from
Princeton, the thrifty farmers of Glen
dorado and Greenbush are true blue
Americans, loyal to the core, eager
and anxious to follow the patriotic
leadership of Knute Nelson and John
Lind, the peerless representatives of
the Scandinavian race in Minnesota
and the Northwest.
Company Fund About $1,500.
In the hurry of leaving Monday,
Capt. Johnson did not have the time
at his disposal to thank contributors
E. to the Company mess fund, but he
to wishes the Union to express his cwn
order at 3 p. m. a goodly crowd was and the boys' appreciation of the many
present. The Glendorado band, under kindnesses shown them by the people
the leadership of Charlie Umbehocker, of. Princeton, and especially for the
rendered some fine patriotic music, generous contributions to the Corn-
Mr. E. L. McMillan lucidly set forth pany mess fund, which aggregates
the great work the American Red close to $1,500subscriptions for the
Cross is accomplishing in the present fund will still be received and ac-
war in caring for the sick and wound-. knowledged by Ralph Whitney at the
ed soldiers as well as relieving suf- Security State bank.
Red Cross Meeting at Santiago.
Last Friday evening a meeting in
the interest of the Red Cross was held
in the church at Santiago. Strange
to relate there were those in the com
munity who doubted the propriety of
holding such a meeting in the church.
Nevertheless when the gathering was
called to order at 9:30 pi m. standing
room was at a premium. The Glendo
rado band furnished music for the oc
casion. The proceedings opened with
the singing of "America" and several
other patriotic songs. Mr. E. L. Mc
Millan then delivered a talk that left
no doubt in the mind of any one in
the audience as to the great good that
has been and will be accomplished by
the noble Red Cross organization in
peace as well as in war, and the es
pecial service it will render to our own
sick and wounded boys. Half a dozen
of the Company boys rode out with
Mr. McMillan, and at the cloge of the
meeting Mac told of the Union's mess
fund for the boys'and $10.50 was
handed him for the fund. The names
of the donors appear in another col
Mora Follows Princeton's Lead.
Thousands of people assembled at
Mora on Sunday to listen to patriotic
speeches, and the enthusiasm showed
that a loyal feeling predominated in
that section. A feature of the
program was a loyalty parade in
which those participating pledged
their support to .the president of the
United States. A purse of $500 was
collected for the boys of Kanabec
county who have enlisted in their
country's service.
'*$ -^i
The Union was determined that the
mess fund should reach at least $1,500,
and we may be pardoned for saying
that it was largely through the efforts
of the publisher of the Union, directly
and indirectly, that the major share
of the fund was raised.
The first good boost the fund re
ceived was at the Fourth of July cele
bration. The next was at the loyalty
meeting. Then Greenbush, Foreston,
Onamia, Isle and Santiago, as well as
individuals helped to swell the fund,
and the Union's "bit" added $3*41.00.
Through Fred Burrell Onamia made
a handsome contribution on Sunday
Mr. Burrell had previously sent in his
personal subscription. The Married
Men's club of Princeton generously
donated $40.00, and the Princeton Fire
men came to the front with $50.00.
Elmer Whitney had furnished the
boys with lumber for tables to the
amount of $15.00, for which he re
fused to accept any pay. The boys
appreciate Mr. Whitney's generosity.
There were many other evidences of
good will and friendship. In fact the
citizens of Princeton generally spared
no efforts to make it pleasant for the
boys of Company during their so
journ at the Armory.
In last week's issue the Princeton
Co-operative Co. was credited with a
$25.00 subscription to the Union fund.
It should have read The Princeton Co
operative Creamery.
Previously acknowledged $225.50
N. M. Nelson, Princeton 5.00
George I. Staples, Princeton 2.00
Married Men's Club, per Owen Newton 40.00
Princeton Fire Dept., per Owen Newton 50.00
Mrs, I. Martin, Princeton 1.00
John A. Madsen, Princeton 5.00
A. C. Smith, Princeton 2.00
J. E. Odegard, Santiago 5.00
H. F. Santiago 2.50
Mrs. B. H. Stacey, Santiago 1.00
C. E. Jacohson, Santiago 1-00
A. L. Hardy, Santiago 1-00
Total $341.00
Of the above amount $30.00 was paid
direct to Capt. Johnson$25.00 by the
Princeton Creamery anil $5 by Odin
Odegard. Annexed hereto is his re
ceipt for the balance:
Princeton, Minn., Aug. 27, 1917.
Received from R. C. Dunn for Com
pany fund, $311.00.
A. H. Johnson,,
Capt. Third Minn/Inf.
West Branch Creamery Picnic.
On Saturday th West Branch
Creamery association gave its annual
picnic in Olson's. Grove, Greenbush,
and the weather was ideal for a cele
bration. There was not a large num
ber in attendance owing partially to
the fact that farmers are busy and in
$art to the date set for the festival
being on Saturday instead of Sunday.
At a rough estimate there were about
500 persons present.
Farmers, their wives and children
partook of luncheon at 12 o'clock and
others who attended were invited to
"stowing away" the
good things provided.
After dinner Jacob Ellenbaum, pres
ident of the West Branch Creamery
association, introduced Mr. Lindberg
of the State Dairy association, who de
livered an excellent address on the
care and feeding of dairy cattle, the
selection of cows and other matters of
interest to farmers. To the dairy
farmer it was a talk well worth trav
eling miles to hear.
During the afternoon a baseball
game was played between Greenbush
and Estes Brook in regular big league
style, the home boys defeating the
visitors in a close score. It was a
rattling good game, each side strenu
ously contending for supremacy.
Everyone on the grounds thoroughly
enjoyed the day's outing.
The business of the West Branch
creamery is greatly on the increase.
Its receipts for last year aggregated
over $48,000, and the amount paid out
to shareholders and patrons for the
month of July was $4,800. This is a
particularly good showing.
As the members of the association
are working together harmoniously
there is no apparent reason why the
West Branch creamery should not
reach a high place among the leading
institutions of its kind.
The Soldiers Comfort Kits
In all 116 comfort kits were distrib
uted among the boys of Company
before they left for the south. These
kits contain many articles which will
come in useful to the boys, and were
purchased from funds contributed by
the ladies of Princeton, Milaca, Fores
ton and Onamia And by various Prince
ton organizations. The ladies of Zim
merman have also promised to con
tribute to this fund.
The money received$220.77 in
allwas subscribed by the following:
Princeton Ladies
Princeton Organizations:
Odd Fellows
Rebekahs Maccabees
Lady Maccabees
Eastern Stars
Anniversary Club
Swedish Aid Society-^.....:.."................
Girls' Dance Committee
Milaca Ladies
Foreston Ladies
Onamia^ Ladies
1.50 1.50
20.00 22.00 11.00
Total $220.77
In addition to the comfort kits
towels were also provided for the boys.
There is still some money left in the
treasury and the 'committee intends
expending this for supplying the draft
ed men from this district with com
fort kits. N
Four Boys Transferred to Artillery.
A guard of honor consisting of
Company band and several troopers
on Saturday escorted Gus Pape, Vic
tor Daml, Ernest Becklund and Ed.
Krompasky to the depot, where the
boys entrained for Fort Snelling.
From there they will later go to the
training camp at Mineola, N. Y. These
young men volunteered to serve in the
First Minnesota Field artillery, and
were consequently transferred there
to. They received a hearty farewell
and thunderous cheers from a large
number of people at the railway sta
tion, and the band played martial
music as the train pulled out.
Mille Lacs Realty Soaring.
Last week Thomas W. Allison, the
Milaca real estate man, sold seven
farms to Hollanders and men from
Kansas. One of the farms, the An
drew Erickson place in the town of
Milo, brought $150 per acre, and an
other farm in the same town sold for
$127 per acre. The lowest priced land
he sold, only slightly improved, was
for $50 per acre. Mr. Allison was in
Princeton again yesterday with land
seekers:. Mille Lacs county farms
look good to people who' know good
land when they see it.
Red Tape on Feet.
A young woman who volunteered
for the naval service as a stenographer
was rejected last week for flat feet.
"I don't expect to run the typewriter
with my feet," she protested to the en
rolling officer. But rules was rules. A
national defense committee on red
tape will be needed before this war is
ROLLINGJOUTHARD From "Somewhere in Iowa" Friend
Jule Writes the Union of
Progress of Journey.
Governor Burnquist Welcomes Boys
at St. Paul Station and Bids
Them Good Bye.
VOLUME 41, NO. 36
"Somewhere in Iowa,"
Tuesday, Aug. 28.
The Third regiment is rolling south,
and Company is in a section with
the Eveleth, Hibbing and Anoka com
panies. The train is made up of 23
cars, and the men are comfortable and
contented. At St. Paul we transferred
to Pullman cars.
Ever since leaving Princeton cheers
have greeted us along the way. We
made a brief stop at Zimmerman and
Elk River, and goodly crowds were at
the depots. Anoka gave us a royal re
ception. fell in and marched down
town, where the patriotic citizens of
Anoka countythousands of them
were congregated to wish Co. a
hearty Godspeed. Lunch baskets ga
lore were in evidence and the hospita
ble people of our neighboring county
saw to it that each visiting soldier was
fed. Pop was also served free and
"Dad" Pease passed around the
smokes. The entire assemblage
marched with and to the depot,
the procession being led by the Elk
River band.
Governor Burnquist was on hand at
St. Paul station and said good bye to
each member of the Third. We left
St. Paul at 9:30 p. m. and woke up in
The comfort bags given us by the
good ladies of Mille Lacs county, are
certainly appreciated by the boys, and
Co. desires to express its sincere
thanks for same.
We expect to reach Camp Cody,
Deming, New Mexico, next Saturday
and a general description of the place
will follow. JULE.
Patriotism of the Finest Quality.
Merely because a man has been
drafted is no reason why he is not a
loyal citizen or that he will not per
form his duty.'' There are some young
men in tKis cbiinty who would'proba
bly have been exempted for various
reasons, but they scorned to take ad
vantage of the loopholes. One young
man remarked to us: "I have an aged
mother who is practically dependent
upon me at this time, but my brother,
who is married, will take care of her
while I fight the kaiser. I am of Ger
man birth but every inch an American,
and am not only anxious to fight for
my adopted country but to assist in
freeing the common people of Ger
many from the yoke of tyranny."
No Change in Potato Prices.
For the week ending today there has
practically been no change in the
price of potatoes in the Princeton
marketquotations ranging from 60
to 75 cents per bushel, the higher
price being for ripe stock.
Farmers are busy with their grain
crops, hence the quantity of potatoes
brought in day by day has been small.
There was a little spurt on Tuesday,
however, when about five carloads
were purchased at the warehouses.
The potatoes now coming in are in
better condition than those marketed
last week as they are riper.
Shipments have been light as the de
mand is small. Not over 15 cars have
gone out during the past seven days.
No Increase in Letter Postage.
On Tuesday, by a vote of 39 to 29,
the United States senate struck out of Southern India," November 5, "In the
the war revenue bill the provision in-jHearlf of Darkest Africa December
creasing letter postage to three cents. 3, "Springtime in Japan January 7,
A provision giving American soldiers "Turkey and the War February 4,
and sailors abroad the privilege of'"The New U.S. A. March 4, "Bonnie
mailing letters free was, however, re-'Scotland" The sum of $1.00 will be
tained. charged for these six lectures..
Dodge Car Owners Will Make Tour.
A Dodge car owners' .tour has been
planned by J. A. Lynch of Foreston
for next Saturday, Sept. 1, to leave the
brick garage at Princeton at 8 o'clock
in the morning, gomg through Pease,
then to Foreston, Milaca, Onamia,
Wahkon and Isle, where a picnic din
ner will be served at the lake. A rep
resentative from the factory will be
here and take part in the trip and give
a talk on the proper care of Dodge
Bros.' cars. The object of this trip
is to get all Dodge car owners together
for an enjoyable day. Mr. Lynch asks
that all Dodge car owners be present
and take part in the trip so that it may
be a success. 36-ltc
Public Announcement.
Dr. Pea$field will give a series of
travalogue lectures, illustrated with
beautiful and accurate pictures, dur
ing the coming fall and winter as fol
lows: October 8, "A Trip Through

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