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Brief Description of Company
On Board Troop Train.
This is the fourth day we have been
on the road and the men are in ex
cellent spirits, and all appear to be en
joying the trip immensely. There are
about 600 soldiers on board this train
and they are a well-behaved lot, al
though they make the welkin ring with
cheers at each station.
Ever since we left Kansas City we
have been in the land of mules and
niggers. Both are useful animals.
We take a short hike each day, and
it certainly does one good after hours
of riding.
Beyond a doubt the two prettiest
cities we have stopped at and de
trained thus far were Wellington,
Kansas, and Amarifco, Texas'. At the
first named place the men had 45 min
utes to themselves and they purchased
fruit, cigars, post cards, etc. The
four companies marched through the
main streets of Amarillo, ,and there
was a large crowd at the depot to wave
us a cordial southern farewell. A
number of the boys exchanged ad
dresses with the girls, but it is doubt
ful if any romances bud and blossom.
All along the line some of the boys
b.ave thrown their name and address
at southern misses, and if they all
bring results some of the boys will be
forced to engage the serviceefof secre
taries or their correspondence will lag.
As yet we have seen no country that
equals good old Minnesota. We are
now crossing the Panhandle of Texas
and it must have been the eastern
part of this section of the state that
Col. Ingersoll had in mind when he
said that if he owned hell and Texas
he would live in hell and turn Texas
over to a tenant. Tnere were dreary
wastes of sand with buttes here and
there to relieve in part the monotony.
Even the river beds were dry and al
most dusty.
While in Kansas we passed through
the oil district and saw hundreds and
hundreds of wells with their wooden
derricks over them. It was an in
teresting sight to most of us.
We are now making good time and
have been ever since we transferred
to the Santa Fee tracks at Kansas
City. On the Rock Island tracks we
"had some wearisome stops.
The cook car caught fire last night,
but no serious danrwgc resulted, al
though a hole was burned through the
floor. Corporal Roy Neumann, who
was on guard, discovered the blaze
and aroused Sergeants Cordiner, 01-
sen and Burrs. They put in 40 stren
uous minutes and extinguished it.
In all our hikes Company takes
the lead as Captain Johnson is the
senior commanding officer of this sec
tion. There is only one captain in the
entire regiment who is Captain John
son's senior.
We expect to reach Camp Cody to
morrow night or Saturday morning,
and for the next issue the Union will
get a general description of same.
Monthly Council Meeting.
On Wednesday night the village
council met in regular monthly con
vention and disposed of such business
as came up for action.
S. L. Kennedy asked the council to
place cinders on a bad place on the
street near the house formerly owned
by Ben Grant. The matter was laid
over for investigation.
Elmer Whitney asked permission to
erect a stucco building 16 by 24 feet
for office purposes, metal laths to
be used in its construction. Applicant
was told to submit plans and specifi
cations to the village recorder for ap
proval report to the council on September 20.'
Elmer Whitney suggested to the
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Trip Through the Land of
Niggers and Mules.
Some Pretty Towns En Route to Camp
Cody and Also Stretches of
Trackless Waste.
refreshment stand on the corner of
First and main street.
The damage claim of Mrs. M. Mal
lette for injuries sustained from fall
ing on an icy sidewalk was discussed,
and Councilman Gottwerth thought it
would be well to settle the matter out
of court. Councilman Newton con
sidered that if the village is responsi
ble Mrs. Mallette should receive a
reasonable amount in damages. Re
corder Cravens said he had obtained
an opinion from an attorney that
claimant, under the circumstances,'
coula not recover damages from the
village. The matter was laid over in
order that an attorney be further con
sulted as to liability.
Marshal King was, upon motion, in
structed to arrest all persons running
automobiles beyond the speed limit
and also to arrest th*ose running with
one headlight extinguished, or without
any headlight or tail light. As the
marshal cannot be in more than one
place at any given time, the council
explained that he may make such ar
rests upon complaint being made to
him by ajny citizen.
Councilman Newton suggested that
the sandy approach to the fair grounds
on Third street be strawed. 1 Upon mo
tion it was.so ordered.
Upon motion of Councilman Newton
it was decided to hire a man and team
to do street repair work. A motion
by the same member to prohibit the
dumping of old papers and other
refuse near Scheen's warehouse was
A motion prevailed to draft an or
dinance to prohibit disloyalty meet
ings or anti-governmental expressions.
This is a preparedness move to cope,
in case of necessity, with I. W. W.
disturbers or any other sedition dis
seminators who may need'attention.
Princeton Red Cross" Chapter.
The Red Cross rooms in the Cor
many building will be closed during
the^ week of the Mille Lacs County
fair, as the ladies will have a booth
at the exposition in which they will
knit and perform other necessary work
toward helping our soldier boys.
With this exception the sewing
room's will be open on six days of the
week from 2 to 6 p. m., and the local
chapter does not ask the women of
Princeton to overwork themselves, but
makes a kindly request that they do
nate at least half a day every fort
night to sewing or knitting for the
boys who are on their way to fight
the battles of their country in foreign
Let every woman and girl put forth
their best efforts in providing little
comforts for the patriotic Jaoysthe
boys we lovemany of whom we will
probably never see again.
Princeton Potato Market.
During the greater part of the*week
prices ranged from 75 to 90 cents, but
owing to the greenness of a large
quantity of the stock marketed the
warehousemen have found it neces
sary to ship their purchases to near
points as quickly as possible. More
mature stock is, however, now being
Potatoes, now that harvesting of
grain is growing to a close, are being
received by buyers in larger quanti
tiesprobably 100 wagonloads a day
coming from the country tributary to
Princeton. Not a load has been turned
down this season although large
quantities purchased were not ripe.
The shipments this week from
Princeton have aggregated something
like 25 cars.
Big Meeting at Cambridge.
Quite a lage delegation was over
from Princeton, Sunday, at the patri
otic meeting at Cambridge. It is esti
mated that 3,000 people were in at
tendance. The principal speakers were
Judge Giddings of Anoka and Con
gressman Schall. Both of them de
livered fine talks. Several of those
from here who have never supported
Mr. Schall were loud in their praises
and were enthusiastic over His master
ful and logical speech, every word of
_, i.i. which breathed the spirit of true
The purchase of the power plant by
T^:i_ _4.
04.. the Whitney compan of St ClouA
came up for discussion and, upon mo
tion, the recorder was instructed to
notify the citizens' committee ap
pointed to investigate this matter to
Americanism. Congressman Schall is
an American from the ground up.
A Tip on Liberty Bonds.
Secretary McAdoo issued a state
ment suggesting to buyers of Liberty
council that the watering trough near advantageouslyi.until 1,
the Odegard garage be moved nearer
the power house, as in its present
position it was of no benefit, being so
begrimed with oil that no horse would
drink therefrom.
An application from Milo George to
conduct a shooting gallery on the lot
west of the Bazaar during county fair
week was laid over as was also a mat
ter of granting permission to run a
bonds of the fiist issue that they
interiOctober certificateis
possibility the 3% per
cent bondse already issuef being given
the privilege of conversion into sub
sequent issuest bearing a higher inter
est rate.
St. Cloud Business College has more
calls for bookkeepers and stenog
raphers than it can filj. Specially
strong demand for girls. Enrpll now.' ing orders for departure
County by Sheriff Shockley
and Auditor Doane.
gard in due course of time.
On Thursday of last week Sheriff
Shockley and County Auditor Doan^*
organized a home guard company 45
strong at Foreston and on Saturday
an organization was perfected in Mil
aca with an enrollment of 100. Next
Friday an organization will be effect
ed at Wahkon, Saturday at Onamia,
and Isle and Kathio on Monday. The
organization of the Princeton home
guard will be taken up later.
With these home guard units is com
bined the motor reservemen who
pledge themselves to assist the sheriff
in transporting guards to any part of
the county where it may be necessary
to disperse seditious gatherings and
arrest the agrfcating ringleaders.
Along lines of preparedness the
home guard is a necessary organiza
tion. Altogether too many enemies of
the government have been permitted
to voice their treasonable sentiments
at mass meetingsto sow seeds of
anarchy and rebellion with impunity.
However, Mille Lacs county has so far
been fortunate in this respect, al
though much complaint has been
heard from other" countiessome of
them not far distant.
Home guards are purely local organ
izations subject to the call of the
sheriff, who is under the control of
the state safety commission.
Princeton should have a roster of at
least 150 men. While it is not expect
ed that the guards of this county will
have much fighting to do, there is
nothing like being prepared for emer
Units Being Organized Throughout' Fall Term Opens Auspiciously With
Dr. George Dunn Called to the Front.
Dr. George Dunn arrived here on
Monday from Johns Hopkins uni
versity, Baltimore, where he has been
engaged in advance surgical work, to
bid his parents, sister and friends
good bye before proceeding to one of
the hospitals on the fighting front in
Europe. He returned to the east yes
terday. George will leave within a
couple of weeks with an army surgical
unit and has been ordered by the sur
geon general to hold himself in readi
ness for embarkation. The writer
feels confident that George will, after
the war, safely return to his country
and his home we know he will not
hesitate in performing his dutythat
he will put forth his best efforts to
relieve the suffering of the wounded
George was one of the first surgeons
connected with the Johns Hopkins hos
pital to offer his services to his coun
try, and he has been anxiously await-
In the Preparedness Scheme the Home A List of the Teachers and the Var-
Guard is Necessary to Cope ious Departments in Which
With Emergencies. i They Are Engaged.
Home guard units have been organ- Princeton's public schools (Indepen-
ized at Foreston and Milaca and other dent district No. 1) opened on Monday
places in the county will have an op- and the first day was devoted to en-
portunity to "do their bit" in this re- rollment and organization. The en-
Prof. M. C. Hayes of Farm-
ington as Superintendent.
rollment in the high school was 320
Whittier school 130 armory 75 Brick
i*nscjioo 60an aggregate of 53.
Within a week this number will un
doubtedly be increased by at least 100.
Hereunder is given a list of the teach
ers, their addresses and the depart
ments in which they are engaged:
SuperintendentM.C. Hayes, Farm
PrincipalMrs. M. M. Stroeter,
Normal TrainingMiss Anna Bres
nahan, Lanesboro.
CommercialAbby Sturdevant, Min
Mathematics and HistoryMiss
Mabel Rutan, Mankato.
Latin and GermanMiss Ella
Stearns, Jasper.
ScienceMiss Olive B. Johnson,
EnglishMiss Mary Gaugh, Grana
da, and Miss Edna Olson, St. Peter.
Seventh and Eighth GradesMiss
Helen Flaherty, St. Cloud Miss Jen
nie Beckman, Evansvjlle Miss Al
faretta Cottrell, Alden.
Sixth GradeMiss Anna Zak, St.
Fifth GradeMiss Anna Heily,
Fourth, Third, Second and First
GradesMiss Clara Hansen, Crooks
ton Miss Helen Zicbarth, Mankato
Miss Leila Kimball, Clear Lake Miss
Cecile Eaton, Lake City Miss
Ada Klatt, Annandale Miss Jennie
Whiting, Princeton Miss Ellen Peter
son, Battle Lake.
Brickton SchoolLower grade:
Miss Florence McVicar, Princeton.
Upper Grade: Miss Guendolin Glea
son, Farmington.
In the commercial department it
will be the aim of the superintendent
to fit pupils for every description of
business positions. No student will be
graduated unless he or she fully quali
fies. This department will, in itself,
be practically a first-class business
The percentage in the high school
enrollment is about five to one in favor
of the girl pupils. This is probably
due to the fact -that many of the
older boys have been called into their
country's service and therefore the
younger ones are necessary on the
farm during the harvest. But parents
should not keep them home longer
than possible. Despite the war their
education should nol be neglected.
Jerry Howe Dead.
Jeremiah J. Howe, better known as
Jerry Howe, died at his farm home of the crowd for
near Brooten on the 31st ult. He had music so excellently rendered.
been ailing for some time and'
was not unexpected.
Mr. Howe was for many years a
resident of Brainerd, where he was
extensively engaged in the lumbering
business. In the old convention days
Mr. Howe was a power in politics, and
he always stood loyally by his friends.
Rough and ready, big-hearted Jerry
Howe leaves a host of friends who will
long cherish his memory, and the
writer is one of them.
Enlightening an Obtuse Editor.
Where is that $125,000 that is to
be spent on the roads in Mille Lacs
county? Who has got it, and is it
drawing interest?Milaca Times.
County road bonds to the amount of
$75,000 were voted last November.
The State took the entire issue at 4
per cent interest. Of the amount $25,-
000 has already been received by the
county, and considerable of the same
is being expended on roads in the
vicinity of Milaca, and some good work
is being accomplished. The other $50,-
000 of the bond issue will be paid over
to the county whenever it is needed
in the .meantime it draws no interest.
The improvement of the main road
from Princeton to Onamia was held
up on account of a shortage of mail
route mileage at the north endthe
Federal authorities require that at
least 80 per cent of any road upon
which Federal aid is expended must be
covered by mail routes. As stated in
another column the Federal road
authorities, thanks to State Highway
Commissioner Babcock and others,
has approved of the lake road project
and the $50,000 of Federal aid will be
forthcoming when the work is- done,
and done right. The $25,000 issued
by the state is drawing interest since
July 1st. The other $50,000 is not
drawing interest, and will not until the
same is paid over to the county, and it
will not be needed until next June or
July. The Federal aid draws no in
Lest You Forget.'
The Mille Lacs annual county fair
will be held in Princeton on Wednes
day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
September 12, 13, 14 and 15 and pres
ent prospects indicate that it will be
the greatest exposition of live stock,
grains, vegetables, et'c, ever held here.
Woodward Brook Red Cross Meeting.
On Tuesday evening Attorney E. L.
McMillan, C. H. Nelson and Clifton
Cravens attended a Red Cross meet
ing called by the Farmers' club of
Woodward Brook. Mr,* McMillan made
an excellent speech and a quartet con
sisting of H. A. Garrison, Grover Um
behocker, Jay Winsor and Lem Briggs
furnished appropriate songs.
There was not a large number of
people in attendance, but those present
were enthusiastic in their endeavors
to assist the Red Cross society in its
good work, and several applications
for membership, with dues, were re
The Farmers' club of Woodward
Brook will put forth an effort to make
an exhibit at the Mille Lacs county
fair and, should they be awarded a
prize, will turn the sum over to the
Red Cross. Later they also intend to
take up a collection in their own organ
ization for a like purpose.
Three Thousand at Big Lake.
Fully three thousand people assem
bled on the ball grounds at Big Lake
Sunday afternoon to bid the drafted
men from Sherburne county a hearty
Godspeed and to listen to patriotic ad
dresses. County Attorney Tyler pre
sided and his introductory remarks,
which bubbled over with patriotism,
were well received. Representative
Holmes and R. C. Dunn also delivered
short talks, and Judge Elliot of Minne
apolis made a strong patriotic address
that elicited vigorous applause from
the large and attentive audience. The
speaker's stand was tastefully decor
Every farmer should make it a point' grading to do.
to place on exhibition specimens of his I The county commissioners will at
products and display as much live their next meeting advertise for bids
stock as possible. There is ample
room in the capacious sheds at the
fair grounds for the proper care of
the latter.
Field sports of verious kinds, includ
ing horse races, will constitute a part
of the amusement program.
Get your exhibits ready for the fair.
Do it now.
ated for the occasion. The Elk River and bothj the schools and Watkins
band earned the thanks and plaudits socially, are the, gainers by her pres
the soul-stirring ence and activities.Onamia 'Lake
Finally the Federal Road Authorities
Have Approved of the Mille
Lacs Lake Road.
Contracts Will be Let This Fall
mence Next Spring.
There are many fine cattle, horses,
sheep and hogs mlEfiis and adjoining!by tfie" bounty last*"November-this
counties, and grain and vegetable $50,000 will be forthcoming from the
yields are prolific and of superior qual- I tate whenever required. One hun-
ity. Potatoes are the finest grown in|
Word was received at the Union
office Tuesday from Highway Commis
sioner Babcock that the Federal road
authorities had finally approved of the
Mille Lacs lake road project. This will
be good news to hundreds of Mille Lacs
county farmers and the traveling
public generally: it means that by next
fall a splendid highway will have been
constructed from the Sherburne county
line through the center of Mille Lacs
county to Onamia then, without
doubt inside of another year there will
be a continuation of permanently im
proved road between Onamia and the
Crow Wing county line, via Cove and
Vineland, and then we will have a
first-class road the entire length of
Mille Lacs county. That is not all:
the continuation of the Mille Lacs road
through Sherburne county, between
Princeton and Zimmerman, will also
be permanently improved early next
yearthat execrable piece of road,
which is a combination of Sahara sand
and Slough of Despond mud, has been
a costly eyesore to the people of Mille
Lacs county for generations.
Just about a year ago the Union
commenced to sgitate the permanent
improvement of these roads. With that
object in view we have sought Federal
aid and in this county advocated
strenuously the issuance of bonds to
meet the Federal aid. It has been a
long, hard fight, but now that the
consummation we labored so earnestly
ito bring about is in plain sight, we
feel amply repaid for all our trouble.
There is, or wilfbe, $30,000 available
for the Princeton-Zimmerman road
$15,000 Federal aid and $15,000 from
the state and county. That amount
should build^ first-class clay-ballasted
gravel-surfaced road. For the road
from the Sherburne county line to
Onamia $50,000 Federal aid will be
available, and there will be $50,000
from the proceeds of the bonds voted
this territory for many years and excellent gravel-surfaced road, as in
there are some excellent apples. i man
thousand dollars should build an
places there will be little or no
for the improvement of the lake road.
It is hardly probable that any work
will be done this year, as it is too late
in the season, but the contracts can be
let, and this will give the contractors
an opportunity to assemble the gravel
and other necessary material the com
ing winter, and active operations can
commence as socn as the frost is out
of the ground.
Next year will witness more genuine
road improvement in Mille Lacs and
Sherburne counties than in all their
previous history.
Odin J. Odegard of the Princeton
garage and Mabel Elizabeth Borneke,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Borneke of Blue Hill, were married in
Glendorado by Rev. Gulrud on Tues
day morning at 10 o'clock. The cere
mony was performed in the church
parsonage, Rev. and Mrs. Gulrud being
the witnesses.
Mr. and Mrs. Odegard immediately
departed for the twin cities and from
there went to Duluth on a short bridal
It is the wish of the Union that
these young people Hve in happiness
throughout life.
A Fine Old Lady.
Mrs. Gunild Iverson, mother of
former State Auditor Iverson, died at
her son's home in St. Paul Tuesday.
Mrs. Iverson was born in Norway in
1837 and came to this country with her
parents in 1852, and she and her hus
band, who died in 1304? were among
the pioneer settlers of- Filmore county.
Mrs. Iverson was *.a .fine motherly
woman, and the world Sftas better for
her having lived in it.
One of Our Girls.
Another of Onamia's charming
young women leaves next Saturday
for the 'winter in the person 'of Miss
Mildred" Price, who goes to Watkins,
as teacher, for the ensuing school
term. Miss Price is an earnest worker
Construction Work Will Com-
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