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Preparations Being Perfected for In-
tensive Drilling in the Ar-
tillery at Camp Cody.
Half a Million Dollars' Worth of Lib-
erty Loan Bonds Subscribed
for in the Camp.
Special to the Union:
Camp Cody, Deming, N. M., Oct.
18.The past few days have been
busy ones in the supply company.
Horses are being received and will
later be turned over to the batteries.
Few, if any, of the animals display
vicious tendencies, but some of them
are rather high spirited, and all are
more or less nervous as a result of
the brandings and mnoculations they
The battery boys are preparing for
intense drill and will soon be going at
top speed eight hours a day. There
will be no drill on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, and field sports will be in
order on those days.
Everything is proceeding as usual
and the men go about their duties
Considerable interest is being mani
fested the second Liberty loan here,
and any number of the^Boldiers are as
willing to help finance the war as they
are to fight. Up to date about half a
millon dollars'*, worth of bonds have
been subscribed for in this camp, and
the 125th Field artillery is leading all
regiments. This is a splendid showing,
as infantry regiments have several
hundred more men than artillery regi
sments. The supply company has taken
$7,500 worth of bonds, and Battery A
at last reports had subscribed for
$5,000 worth. At the band concert
last Thursday evening Colonel Eva ex
pressed the hope that the 125th would
make a good showing and the men re
sponded with the proper spirit.
The representative of the war de
partment commission on training camp
activities had an interesting article in
a recent issue of the Independent, and
he addressed the following paragraph
to the mothers of America, every word
of which is true:
Your boy, no matter where he may
be in training, is kept lausy all hours
of the day. At the close of his period
on duty the government offers him
every form of recreation known to be
wholesome and effective. He has easy
access to the Y. M. C, A.'s which are
located in every cantonment. There
will also be football games, boxing
matches, wrestling matches, fencing
and athletic contests of all kinds and
make-up at his disposal. He will be
amused at night by moving pictures
and singing under the direction of a
jr^overnment song leader, by theatrical
performances and educational classes.
Unless he is weak minded or a moral
imbecile there is no justifiable reason
why he should not improve spiritually,
morally, mentally and physically. His
is the highest of all callings. Rest
your minds. All that can be done for
your soldier boy is being done by the
government on a scale never equaled
in the history of any nation's prepara
tion for war.
Governor Bumquist is here and
he is expected to visit us tomorrow.
Headquarters company has a good
football team, and Princeton is rep
resented in same by Claire Newton
and James Mee.
The wind has been kicking up the
sand the past few days, but we hope
for a change.
Tent stoves were received last week,
and a fire feels good mornings and
Deming is growing every day, and
buildings are being rushed to comple
tion in all parts of the city.
The First Minnesota arrived Mon
day and the boys are now getting set
tled. Elmer Lmdberg and George
Chandler, who are known in Princeton,
are with the first. Drafted men are
also arriving and will soon be hard
Hats Off to Patriotic Glendorado.
Glendorado for years has been one
of the most enterprising towns in this
vicinity. The well cultivated farms
with the large, comfortable houses,
many of which are equipped with
electric lights and water, the spacious
barns and other outbuildings testify to
the prosperity of the community. The
town of Glendorado has prospered in
material things and at the same time
there has developed a fine feeling of
good fellowship among the people.
They all work together and conse
quently accomplish something worth
while. The people, most of whom are
pf good old Norse stock, are of the
type which makes up the backbone of
this nation. They have reaped rich
harvests here and are willing to re
turn something to this country. The
time has come when the United States
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needs the loyal support of all her citi
zens, and the Glendorado people have
not been found wanting.
A young man-in this community who
is drafted has reason to feel that he is
honored in being called to the
service of his country. Before he
leaves home his friends give a party
in his honor and he is presented with
a well-filled purse.
Last August a Red Cross chapter
was organized. Mr. Edwin Odegard
was elected president and a committee
was appointed consisting of Mr. and
Mrs. Odegard, Mr. and Mrs. Olof An
derson, Mr. Andrew Finbogsen, and
Miss Nellie Torgerson. The committee
has been very active and much has
been accomplished. Last Saturday
evening, under the auspices of this
committee, there was held in Odegard's
hall a basket social and a band con
cert. About 200 people were present
and enjoyed^ a pleasant social evening.
The Glendorado band, assisted by the
Umbehocker boys of Princeton, fur
nished excellent music. The baskets,
filled with all things good, sold at high
prices, some of them bringing as much
as $5.00 apiece. The lunches were
completed with coffee which was
served free. The proceeds of the
social, $122.00, will go to the Red
Cross, with the exception of $10.00,
which will be applied to the library
fund for the soldiers.
The people in Glendorado have con
tributed almost $6,000.00 ^to the second
Liberty loan and expect to reach the
$8,000.00 mark before Saturday night.
Surely here is a small farming com
munity of which we should all be
proud. It is really a matter of regret
to the Union that Glendorado is locat
ed in Benton county and not within
the boundaries of Mille Lacs county.
We should like to claim her as our
It is to be sincerely hoped that the
towns of Mille Lacs county will imitate
the good example set by the patriotic
people of Glendorado and come to the
front with liberal subscriptions for the
The Teachers' Reception.
The teachers of Princeton and ad
jacent territory were most pleasantly
entertained at the armory on Friday
night, the reception being under the
auspices of the W. C. T. U. and church
societies of Princeton. Tables and
chairs were arranged in the auditor
ium, rugs placed oh the floor and a
pretty decoration scheme carried out.
A large assemblage of people wel
comed the teachers.
Attorney E. L. McMillai^ presided,
stated the purpose of the meeting
and, in his characteristic manner, wel
comed the instructors to Princeton.
There were also addresses by Superin
tendent Hayes, and Revs. Willenbrmk,
Geer and Peatfield during the even
The musical portion of the program,
as arranged by the committee, consist
ed of the singing of "America song
by Anita Davis, "Keep the Home Fires
Burning instrumental solo by Er
nesta Jesmer vocal solo by Mrs. E. L.
McMillan and a vocal trio, "Rockin'
Time," by Mrs. Geer and Misses Nel
son and Winsor. There were also
readings as follows: "Ringing of the
Old Kirk Bell," by Miss Florence
Blocker and two selections by Miss
Grace Staples. Resounding applause,
coupled with encores, greeted all par
ticipants in the program and they
were highly deserving of the recogni
A period of social intercourse fol
lowed the program and enjoyment
A Judicial Roast.
In the case of the United States v.
One Automobile, 237 Federal Reporter,
891, the question arises as to whether
an automobile would come under an
old Indian territory statute calling for
a forfeiture of "boat, team, wagon or
sled," Nif same is used in conveying
liquor into an Indian country. In dis
cussing this feature of the case Jus
tice Bourquin says in part: "It was
yet later that the automobile was de
veloped to a degree that, while it is
a tremendous and valuable industry, it
is also an incentive to great public and
private extravagance and debt, too
largely owned, more or less condition
ally, by those not more than six
lengths ahead of the wolf, infesting
the public streets, contemptuous to
the rights of pedestrians, like Jehu
driving furiouslya rare combination
of luxury, necessity, and waste."
Clerk of Court Garrison has issued
the following marriage licenses:
October 20^J. D. Rose and Ella
Delamatre, both "oC^Onamia E. Rose
and Pearl Board, both of Onamia.
October 22Oscar D. Berg and
Mabel Youngberg, both of Bock.
MRS. A. EWING WINS
Jury Returns Verdict Against Macca-
bees for Full Amount of In-
surance and Interest.
Calendar Cleaned Up in Four Days
and Judge Roeser Returns
to His Home.
At the time the Union's forms were
made up last week there were but
three cases remaining undisposed ot,
the principal of which was that of
Annie M. Ewing against the Knights
of the Maccabees of the World, whiclr
was on trial. E. L. McMillan was
attorney for the plaintiff and Walter
Richardson for the defendant corpora
In this suit plaintiff sought to re
cover $2,000 insurance on the death
of her husband, Guy Ewing, Mr.
Ewing having paid dues to the Mac
cabee fraternal organization since
1902. However there was a time
when he was suspended in consequence
of his neglect, or forgetfulness, to pay
his dues. He was later, however, re
instated, and the defendant corpora
tion put forth claim that this rein
statement was illegal upon the grounds
that Mr. Ewing was suffering from
diabetes at the time of his being
readmitted to the order.
The testimony of Dr. Cooney, Mr.
Ewing's "family physician, disproved
this contention, and even Dr. Camp
bell of St. Paul, expert for the de
fense, was unable to prove from the
evidence that Mr. Ewing had ever
suffered from diabetes.
It was a long drawn-out case, last
ing about three daysin fact the long
est case on the calendarand, it
seemed to be an instance where a fra
ternal organization attempted to de
prive the widow of a man who for 15
years had paid his dues and assess
ments, so that in case of death she
(his Widow) would receive the benefit,
of her just dues.
At any rate no proof was produced
in evidence that Mr. Ewing, at the
time of his reinstatement in the order
of Maccabees, or at any other time,
suffered from diabetes or that, as also
charged by defendant's attorney, lie
was addicted to the use of drugs.
Hence, the jury, a very fairminded
and intelligent body of men, could not
conscientiously return a verdict for
the defendant corporation. The jury's
verdict was for the full amount of in
surance claimed, with $115 interest,
making in all $2,115, and no one can
dispute the fact that Mrs. Ewing is
rightfully entitled to the money.
Defendant's attorney was given a
stay of 40 days in wnich to make mo
tion for a new trial, but the evidence
appeared to be so convincing that it
is not reasonable to believe that Judge
Roeser will grant the request.
An appeal to the supreme court can,
of course, be taken, but, in our opinion,
the Maccabee lodge would fall down
as flatly as it did in the district court
proceeding, in which the jury returned
a just verdict.
Frank T. White, as receiver of Con
solidated Produce company vs. David
Sharborne. Suit to recover on two
promissory notes. Joss & Ohman for
plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for defen
dant. Verdict for defendant.
The case of James H. Norcross vs.
George Schnore et al. to recover $47
alleged to be due plaintiff, was, upon
request, permitted to be heard in St.
Cloud at some date to be later de
This concluded the work of the court
for the October term, and on Satur
day morning Judge Roeser and Court
Reporter Woodward returned to their
Insane Woman Strangles Child.
Mrs. C. F. Bechtle of Onamia was
brought before Judge of Probate San
ford on Saturday and, upon examina
tion of Drs. Armitage and Roadman,
was pronounced insane and committed
to the Fergus Falls asylum.
On the previous evening County At
torney .Myron was/called to Onania
to investigate the murder of an adopt
ed child of the Bechtles', aged about
2 years, which had been strangled to
It appears that when Mr. Bechtle,
who is employed by the Soo Railroad
company, arrived home from his dail$
labors on Friday evening at about 7.30
o'clock he inquired for "the baby" and
was told by his wife it was asleep
bed. He/went to the bedroom and
found the little girl cold in death with'
marks on her throat which showed
plainly that she had been strangled/
and there were indications from the
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1917
soot on her face that the insari
woman had attempted to put the body
in the kitchen stove.
Mrs. C. O. Moore.
Mrs. C. O. Moore passed to her
eternal reward on, Friday afternoon,
October 19, at 3:45 o'clock, aged 52
years. For one year previous to her
translation Mrs. Moore had suffered
patiently and hopefully, but God ruled
that it was time hei sufferings ended
and called her to her home in heaven.
Funeral services were held in the
Methodist church on Sunday morning
and were conducted by Rev. James A.
Geer. A quartet sang a number of
hymqs. Many people attended the ob
sequies and there was a profusion of
beautiful floral tributes. The inter
ment was at Oak Knoll.
Mrs. Moore was born in Greenbush
on September 26, 1865, and had lived
in Princeton as the helpmate of her
husband for many years, WJien 22
years old she began to walk with her
Lord. At that time she was converted,
baptized and joined the Methodist
Remarkable Man for His Age.
S. P. Woodman, now 77 years of
age, is a remarkably active man. Last
week he personally plowed 20 acres of
land and seeded the same to rye, and
during the season he cut 250 acres of
hay and stacked the greater part of
it alone. With the assistance of one
man he cares for 65 head of cattle and
14 horses, besides doing numerous
chores on the farm. He tells us that
had he not kept on working he would
likely have been either.dead or crippled
with rheumatism long ago. As it is
he is as straight as an arrow, has an
appetite like a horse, and is as elastic
as a two-year-old broncho.
the sheriff and also Coroner Swennes
and Dr. Roadman, but no inquest wa?
found necessary as the woman, .\ho
told Dr. Roadman that God had com
manded her to kill the child to savo Car Shortage the Most Serious Prop-
herself, was without doubt, insane.
Mrs. Bechtle had been in a sanitar
ium in St. Paul, where her husband
placed her upon the reccommendation
of Dr. Swennes, and upon returning Potatoes are coming in from the
home her condition appeared to have gfWers in large quantities and the
improved, but as long^ ago as last Mau
Dr. Swennes had w&rned Mr. Bechtle
to keep a close watch on his wife as
she was liable to gs^ violently insane
at any moment. Therefore the hus
band hired a girl to care for her, but
a couple of weeks ago it was rot
deemed necessary to employ the at
tendant longer in consequence of Mrs.
Bechtle's apparent improvement, and
she was discharged.
When committed to the hospital Mr 3.
Bechtle was suffering from insanity in
one of its worst forms.
church, of which she remained a faith
ful member until called by death. Her
loyalty to the church* was evidenced P^re
not -anly by her constant attendance'
but by the services she rendered as
Sunday school teacher, leader of the
King's Heralds, worker in the Ladies'
Aid society and as a member of the
W. C. T. U. and Woman's Relief corps.
Those who survive her are her hus
band, C. O. Moore, Princeton children,
Mrs. Ray V. Slater, Carlyle, Mont.
Geo. A. Moore, Richey, Mont. Mrs.
Roy C. Starkel, Richey, Mont. Leon
E. Moore, Princeton mother, Mrs.
Nancy A. McFarland, Princeton
and brothers, Fred E. McFarland,
Olhe, Mont. Arthur G. McFarland,
Myrtle, Minn. Chas. W. McFarland,
Mora Wm. J. McFarland, Ollie, Mont.
Roy P. McFarland, Ollie, Mont.
Philip Boehm died at his home in
Blue Hill from dropsy on Thursday,
October 18. He had suffered from this
ailment for a considerable length of
The funeral was held from Ross' un
dertaking establishment on Sunday af
ternon and the interment was at Oak
Philip Boehm was born in Pomern
province, Germany, in June, 1852, and
came to the United States in 1862, and
lived for a year in Burlington, Iowa.
In 1865 the family moved to Missouri
and in 1882 to Renville county, Minn.
In 1900 Mr. Boehm located on a farm
in Blue Hill and
time of his death.
and one of his nephews resided with friendship
Philip Boehm was an honorable man
and, although born in Germany, a good
Fur Prices Go Skyward.
At the annual sale of furs in New
York wolf skins advanced over 75 per
cent above the prices prevailing at the
spring auction. Nearly 75,000 skins
were sold and the best went to $17.50
apiece, while skunk hides^ranged as
high as $4.50. m*^^
County Attorney Myron called up Local Buyers Adopt Government Plan for service in the field on others or
Buying by Hundredweight
Instead of by Bushel.
osition Which Now Confronts
the Potato Shippers.
Princeton market has been strong and
active throughout the week.
The government regulations for the
handling of potatoes by the hundred
weight instead of the 60-pound bushel
have been adopted by locals ware
housemen and it is evidently an im
provement on the old system,
weights and prices can be more easily
figured. The change is expected to
puzzle some of the farmers for a time
but they will soon get accustomed to
The general range of prices has been
from $3.00 to $3.40 per hundredweight
for Triumphs, $1.75 to $1.90 for Ohios,
and $1.60 to $1.75 for other varieties.
Car shortage is the most serious
matter which now confronts the ware
housemennot alone local buyers but
those of the entire northwest, and this,
of course, has a most disappointing in
fluence upon the potato situation. In
Princeton the warehousesnumbering
about 25are approaching a state of
congestion, and this means that unless
relief in the shape of more cars is
speedily forthcoming buyers will be
compelled to suspend operations. In
some parts of the country thousands
of bushels of potatoes are rotting in
the fields for lack of^transportation
facilities, but the situation is not that
It is estimated that from 25 to 35
per cent of the undug potatoes in the
northwest have been damaged by
frost. This means an advance in
During the week a few cars of Tri
umphs and Ohios have been received
from the Red River valley,
The Liberty Loan and the Farmer:
It is every citizen's duty to pur
chase a Liberty bond if he is in a
position to do so. Every patriot will
regard it as a privilege to participate
in the Liberty loan. He will thereby
contribute directly and effectively to
the successful prosecution of the war
whichr Germany has forced upon us.
The nation's task is a serious one. It
intimately touches each of us. It
faces you and me. If we do not win
this war we must prepare ourselves
for grave changes in our institutions
and to lead a different sort of life
from that which we had planned to
live. We shall indefinitely face the
interference of the Prussian autocracy
or bear permanently the intolerable
burdens of militarism. To win this
war we must have both men and
money. I know that every farmer
wants to do all in his power for the
nation in this day of trial. He will not
only labor to produce the necessary
foodstuffs but will also generously
contribute of his means to make it
possible for the men at the front to
achieve victory. I am confident that
the farmers of the land will not per
mit any other class to take the leader
ship/in supporting the government in
this crisis, financially or otherwise.
We are at war withr Germany be
lived there to the
killed ou citizens and
Germany made war upon us,
was a bachelor Pitted" against us while professing
We were patient until
offenses became so flagrant and in
sults so intolerable that it was merely
a question whether we would admit
that we were
longer a free nation
or accept the challenge of the ^ar-
sian militarists There was one choice
sacred rights of our nation and our
people to be ignored and violated."
We are defending our rights as a
nation. We are resolved that there
shall be an end of brute force in in
ternational affairs. What Germany's
victory Vould mean to the world is
plain. There would be no right ex-
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the world that we are at war. The?
nation calls on its citizens for high
and noble service. On some it calls-"
service at home on all, it calls for
financial support. I am confident that
the farmers of the nation will eagerly
respond to the call for subscriptions
to the Liberty loan.D. F. Houston,
Secretary of Agriculture.
It is the patriotic duty of every
man and woman who can afford to
and there are precious few who cannot
to subscribe to the Liberty loan. Of
course, if you are an enemy of the
United States, if your sympathies are?
with a foreign country and against
your own, if you wish to paralyze the
efforts of our brave soldier and sailor
boys, if you wish to see Old Glory
as^ "trail in the mire of defeat, you will
not subscribe nor will you urge any
of your friends or neighbors to sub
scribe it is npt to be expected yore
would. But in case any of the "ifs*"
we have enumerated are true, there
for God's sake get out of this country
and stand not upon the order of your
going. There is no room anywhere ira
this broad land for such as you. Yout
would not make a passable citizen of
the orthodox hell.
Two Accidental Deaths.
During the past week two of Prince
ton's school teachers lost relatives
in consequence of accidental death.
On Thursday, October 18, Miss AI
faretta Cottrell of Alden received
a telegram that her father had beer*
killed and on Monday, October 22,,
Miss Helen Flaherty of St. Cloud wasr
notified that her brother had been
Mr. Cottrell was a mail carrier and\
the Ford which he was driving was?
crashed into by a big touring ear and
precipitated into a ditch, killing him
instantly. Two men who were ridingr
in the back seat escaped injury.
Mr. Flaherty was a monument man.
ufacturer, one of the firm of Flaherty
Bros., St. Cloud. He met sudden death
by being struck on the head by the
shaft of a hoisting machine..
John Briggs died at his mother's^
home in this village on Monday even
ing after confinement to his bed for a
little more than a day. He had been?
suffering from ill health all summer
but few knew his condition wasTcriti
Funeral services were held yester
day afternoon from the home, Rev,*.
Jas. A. Geer officiating, and the hx*-
terment was in Oak Knoll.
John Briggs was born in Princeton?
on April 19, 1883, and followed the
trade of a carpenter. He was a good
natured young man and had many
friends. He is survived by his mother,
Mrs. John Anderson, five brothers,
five sisters nd one son.
The mother, sisters and brothers of
John Briggs wish to thank the good
friends who so kindly assisted them at
the obsequies of the deceased.
German Supplies Confiscated.
Uncle Sam will use vast quantities
of supplies owned in Germany and
stored in this country to aid American:
troops and the allies in carrying on the?
war against the kaiser. The govern
ment has already begun to confiscate
immense stores of cotton, steel, cop
per, nickel, leatlier, oil, chemicals and
other war necessaries purchased in the
United States by German agents prior
to the war and held in their names by
American brokers. The value of the
material is valued at millions of dol
mad, hypocritical and medieval Pro* Cross
At the annual meeting of the trust-
we could not "jake-we were incapable Cravens, secretary,p antds W. H.
of making We could not "choose the treasurer, showed that Princeton and!
path of submission and suffer4he most1
$1,000 more immediately forl the Red
Cross if we are going to do our share
to save our soldiers from death by
disease and wounds. Help now.
Selling by the Hundredweight.
Now that the potato buyers have
adopted the rule of buying by the
cept might, no peace save at the price 100 pounds, farmers who have bfefent
of humiliations too bitter to be borne.' used to selling by the bushel aie some-
Small nations could not exist. There' what confused. It is a very sin-pie?
would be no sanctity to a pledge, no matter to ascertain the price per
solemnity to a covenant. With the bushel of 60 pounds when the dealer
dominance of Prussian militarism, the offeres so much per 100 pounds. For-
Anglo-Saxon struggle for free insti- instance: the dealer offers $1.75perW&
tutions and liberty, persisting from pounds for a load of potatoes multi-
Runnymede to Yorktown, with its ply the price $1.75 by 60 point oflf
Magna Charta, its bill of rights, and the last two figures and the remainder
its declaration of independence, will will give the price per bushel in centsst
have been in vain. It is to prevent $1.75 60 equals $1.05, which is the?
this, to defend our rights, and to make price per bushel at $1.75 per 100
possible an orderly and just peace in pounds.