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S 4,|* 5t P1 Reasons for Fuel Order. Washington, Jan. 17.Following is the statement by Fuel Administrator Garfield in explanation of the fuel order given tonight: The most urgent thing to be done is to send to the American forces abroad and to the allies the food and war sup plies which they vitally need. War mu nitions, food, manufactured articles of every description, he at our Atlantic ports in tens of thousands of tons, while literally hundreds of ships, wait ing, loaded with war goods for our men and the allies, cannot take the seas because their bunkers are empty of coal. The coal to send them on their way is waiting behind the congested freight that has jammed all terminals. It is worse than useless to bend our energies to more manufacturing when what we have already manufactured lies at tidewater, congested terminal facilities, jamming the railroad yards and sidetracks for a long distance back into the country. No power on earth can move this freight into the war zone where it is needed until we sup ply the ships with fuel. Once the docks are cleared of the valuable freight for which our men and associates in the war now wait in vain, then again our energies and power may be turned to manufactur ing, more efficient than ever so that a steady and uninterrupted stream of vital supplies may be this nation's answer to the allies' cry for help. It has been excess of production, in our wartime speeding up, that has done so much to cause congestion on our railroads, that has filled the freight yards to overflowing, that has cluttered the docks of our Atlantic ports with goods waiting to go abroad. At tidewater the flood of freight has stopped. The ships were unable to complete the journey from our fac tories to the war depots behind the firing line. Added to this has been the difficulty of transporting coal for our own do mestic needs. On top of these difficul ties has come one of the most terribly severe winters we have known in years. The wheels were choked and stopped zero weather and snow-bound trains terminals congested harbors and ship ping frozen in rivers and canals im passableit was useless to continue manufacturing and pile confusion on top of confusion. A clear line from the manufacturing establishments to the seaboard and be yond that was the imperative need. It was like soldiers marching to the front. The men in the foremost ranks must have room to move. More than a shock was needed to make a way through that congestion at the terminals and on the docks, so that the aid, so vitally needed by the allies, mwfflimntomto&an When Business Needs You Most, "Conserve Your Energy When success means straining nerve force to the utmost -when minutes given to your affairs are precious when your strength is the driving force of your store or factory or farm -then you must have a motor car, qp qp p A motor car saves valuable timesaves your vitalityduring business hours. Andafter business hoursprovides recreation and vigorgiving outdoor en joyment that helps you in the daily battle. rp & 9p *& The economy, durability, and mechanical perfection of the standardized Maxwell car have been proved so conclusively they are now accepted facts. The Maxwell is the car without a peer for the man who is working under full steam. Touring Car $745, Roaduer $745 Touring Car with Winter Top $855 Roadster with Winter Top $830, Berime $1095 Sedan with Wire Wheels $1195. F.O.B. Detroit J. H. HOFFMAN Local Agent Princeton could get through. The incidental effect of this trans portation situation on coal production has been disastrous. There is, and al ways has been, plenty of fuel, but it cannot be moved to those places where it is badly needed while railroad lines and terminals are choked. Throughout the coal fields scores, and even hun dreds, of mines are lying idle because of railroad inability to supply the cars to carry away their product. Coal mines cannot operate without cars. Cars cannot be supplied while the rail roads are crippled by the present freight congestion, which keeps idle cars lying useless in the freight yards. For the last week the production of coal has been disastrously reduced. Reports in some cases have shown 90 per cent of mines in certain fields closed completely for lack of cars. This is war. Whatever the cost, we must pay it, so that in the face of the enemy there can never be the reproach that we held back from doing our full share. Those ships, laden with our supplies of food for men and food for guns, must have coal and put to sea. Wyanett Red Cross Entertainment. The northern Isanti county branch of the American Red Cross society will give an entertainment at the M. B. A. hall, Wyanett, at 8 o'clock on Saturday evening with the following program: Terpsichorean Exhibition Miss Ruth Stubbs Humorous Skit from "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cab bage Patch Miss Joan Mahoney as "Miss Ruggles," supported by Aleck Sholin, Arthur Wallm and others Italian Impersonation "Between Two Lovers" Mrs. Merrill and Misses Brodeen and Mahoney. Vocal Solo Miss Ruth Douglas Recitation Miss Irma Steeves Vocal Solo Miss Anita Davis Violin Solo Miss Irene Umbehocker Address Rev. C. Larson Vocal Duet, with guitar Miss Ruth Stubbs and Clifford Stubbs. "The Slogan" Miss Ethel Brodeen Tableaux Tout Ensemble The entire proceeds will go to the yarn fund of the northern Isanti coun ty branch of the American Red Cross society. Admission, 35 cents. Farms WantedWe are preparing our price list for this season. Special attention given to exclusive listings. Robt. H. King Land Agency, Prince ton, Minn. 4-tfc 1 VINELAND A number of young folks from this vicinity attended the dance at Midland last Saturday night. Miss Jean McVicar of Princeton is teaching the Wigwam bay school. J. F. Jacobs of Onamia held services at the M. E. church last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hans Thompson, who have been visiting at Little Falls, re turned home last Monday. A card party was given at the home of W. J. Moon last Monday night. .-dKt,MiMJl^kCm^M THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1918 1 WOODWARD BROOK K. Bekuis has sufficiently recovered to take a trip to Sandstone for a visit to friends in that place. The Woodward Brook Farmers' club meeting, which was held last Friday evening, was well attended and an ex cellent program was given. The speakers handled their subjects credit ably and the music and singing was perfect. A motion was carried to give $50 out of the club treasury for Red Cross work. At the close of the meet ing a Nonpartisan league organizer spoke upon the platform of the league. The pie social after the meeting netted $11, making a total of $61 for Red Cross work. At the recent meeting of the Milaca Breeders' association it was decided that the Holstein sire of the local block should be sold and replaced by another of the same breed. C. L. Jump was retained as keeper and A. M. Houger elected block director for the ensuing year. Albert Vanburen and John Weiber dink of Prinsburg are solicting mem bers for the Nonpartisan league in this vicinity. Mrs. C. Heilkma received a message from her old home in Iowa calling her to the bedside of her father, Mr. Whit comb, who is seriously ill at his home. Mrs. C. L. Jump was very pleasantly surprised last Wednesday evening when the neighbors invited themselves to help her celebrate her birthday an niversary. A social evening was spent and light refreshments were served. All wished Mrs. Jump many happy re turns of the day. Sunday school next Sunday at 10 a. m. C. E. meeting at 8 p. m.. Every body welcome. P. J. Carlson is confined to his bed with an attack of la grippe. M. C. Thoring, who is in the North western hospital sick with pneumonia, is recovering slowly. K. G. Fema of Sandstone visited at the D. Bekius home last Friday. C. L. Jump, Emil Carlson, Carl An derson and G. L. Liepitz attended the organization of the farm bureau at Milaca last Thursday. John Hertel and Nels Wennet have purchased shares in the Farmers' Co operative creamery at Pease. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vugteveen are en joying a visit from the former's brother and sister of Iowa. Singing school every Tuesday even ing in district 12. Come and help make it a success. 1 FREER Miss Randi Pederson is visiting rel atives in Anoka. A large number of friends were en tertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson on Friday evening. Miss Mary Ekstrom went to the city last wek for a visit and may remain indefinitely. Nels Ege went to Minneapolis on Monday on business. There has been no school in district 35 this week, owing to the death of Miss Uglem's sister. N. P. Olson is crippled. On Monday he had the misfortune to get in the way of a log, and now is Jaid/up for repairs. A merry crowd enjoyed Saturday evening at the Hartman home. The closing of the factories last week afforded Miss Emily Olson a five days' vacation, which she spent at her home here. She returned to her work in Minneapolis on Tuesday. In company with a few Milaca^Tjoys, Rudolph Erstad a short time ago went to the city to enlist the aviation corps, but failed to pass the examina tion. He then tried the navy but was rejected there also. Mrs. John Knobel came up from Minneapolis on Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. F. B. Jones. She spent until Monday visiting old friends. OXBOW Miss Dorothy Kottke of Paynesville is a guest at the Edward Hall home. Mrs. Ole Bengtson was operated on at the Northwestern hospital on Mon day. Mrs. John Gates has been on the sick list for the past few days. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Lindell and fam ily spent Saturday evening at the Dib blee home. Mrs. Cady, who has been quite sick the past week, is somewhat better. Henry Ackerman, who has been vis iting at the Edward Hall home, re turned to his home at Robbinsdale last Monday. Sunday visitors at the Edward Hall home were Miss Mattson, Geraldine Annis, Mr. and Mrs. John Neisen and daughter, Tom Niesen, Dorothy Kott ke and Marshall Hall. Miss Selma Grapentine is visiting at the Otto Grapentine home. PEASE Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Starkenburg ar rived home Monday evening from Min neapolis, where they went on their wedding trip. Miss Catherine Bartelt of Wadena arrived here on Saturday evening to visit tfie F. H. Bartelt family. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Toussamt at the Northwestern hos pital in Princeton on Wednesday morn ing. John Van Slooten unloaded a car of butter tubs for the creamery on Tues day. Miss Lydia Scheller of Princeton vis ited here on Sunday. John Hertel and Mark Wined have purchased shares in this creamery. There are now 128 shareholders. Re member the date of the annual meet ing is January 30, at 1 p. m. Thirty four tubs of butter were shipped this week. A carload of cattle was shipped from here on Tuesday. Miss Ellen Nysteadt is visiting her sister, Mrs. Paulson, in Brickton. SPENCER BROOK Mrs. Gilbert Clough was visiting relatives in the cities last week. Mrs. George Smith of Cambridge came over last-Thur&day and spent the day with the Red Cross society at Mrs. Am. Babb's. Mrs. J. B. Conway returned to her Mdm^M hi home in Hartley, Iowa, last Saturday. Wm. House is not improving as fast as his friends could wish, and to show their sympathy a number of hi neigh bors sawed his wood last week. There is an epidemic of la grippe in this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Morton of Cam bridge visited Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Morton on Thursday. Carleton Smith of Cambridge visited friends in this neighborhood a few days this week. Mr. and Mrs. Wellington King made a business trip to Minneapolis last week. The next meeting of the Red Cross will be held at the Christian church on Thursday, January 31. To Whom It May Concern. My wife, Ada D. Schmidt, having refused to live with me in the home provided for her, I hereby give notice that I will no longer be responsible for any debts incurred by her. Henry G. Schmidt, "Dated January 23, 1918 5-3p ALL OUT OF SORTS. Has Any Princeton Person Never Felt That Way. Feel all out of sorts? Tired, Blue, Irritable, Nervous? Back feel lame and achy? Perhaps its the story of disordered kidneys Bad blood circulating about Uric acid poisoning the body. There's a way to feel right again, Stimulate the sluggish kidneys Do it with Doan's Kidney Pills. Doan's are recommended by many Princeton people. Here's one case. Mrs. Jos. Craig, Princeton, says: "I know Doan's Kidney Pills are fine, for I have used them several times when I have had backache or other kidney complaint and they have always given me fine relief. When my kidneys have been out of order. I have felt run down. I have had headaches and have been nervous. It has never taken Doan's Kidney Pills more than a short time to bring good results." Prece 60 cents at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedyget Doan's Kndney Pillsthe same that Mrs. Craig had. Foster-Milburn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. Adv. Thisisthe Stove Polish YOU' Should Use IT'othei S from because more care is taken the mak ing and the materials used are?' of higher grade Makes a brilliant silky polish that cloe-no rub oft oi dust off, and the slnr lasto four times as long as ordinary stove polish Used on sample stoves and sold by hardware deilers All we ask id a tn Use it on your cook stove, you- parlor stove 01 your jras ra,n(,e Iryou don find It the best stove pol shyoue\er u^ed, your dealer is authorized to ret uu your moiiey, ln--l on Blac bilk Stowj Pol Mi Made in liquid or paste0113 qualify BLACK SILK STOVE POLISH WORKS Sterling, Illinois Use Black Silk Air-Qryinfi Iron Enamel on grates, registers stovepipes HrevLnts uistintr Use Black Silk Mctil Polish tor iU er nickel or brass It hau no equal tor use 1 automobiles. 'Gfesli! y,-. \i -m. Kv ?:$H'Jt HI^s^Fiirs '*''E*C. __^^___, Deal Direct with the l&tob!wB Sw Largest &na Oldest House in the West Highest Prices and Immediate Cash Returns..Write for price list, tails and full information* i O.BEROMAN(E 3T.iPA.tJIyAiiN (First Pub. Jan. 17-3t) NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Sealed proposals will bt* received at the office of the county auditor of Mille Lacs county, at Princeton, Minn., until 11 o'clock a. m., February 19, 1918, for the construction of bridges and furnishing of portable^ culvert material on Minnesota Project No. 3, involving the following items Bridges. No. 197970 ft. low truss and two 30 ft. beam approach spans. No. 227416 ft. beam span. No. 276730 ft. beam span. No. 276920 ft. beam span. No. 277016 ft. beam span. Portable Culvert Material. Section Concrete Culverts. Size Quantity 12 m. 2634 ft. 15 in. 778 ft. 18 in. 166 ft. 24 in. 248 ft. 30 in. 52 ft. 36 m. 26 ft. Corrugated Metal Culverts 12 in. 36 ft. (Iron- 99.7 per cent pure) 15 fin. 248 ft. 18 in. 402 ft. 24 in. 302 ft. 80 in. 78 ft. 36 in. 28 ft. On the above work separate bids will be re ceived as follows For the construction of each of the bridges singly, or for any group of bridges. Alternate bids* Alternate No. 1Contractor to furnish all materials. Alternate No. 2Contractor to furnish all materials, except sand and gravel or crushed rock, the county to furnish acceptable sand and gravel or crushed rock at the bridge site. Also for all or any part of the portable cul vert material. Plans and specifications for bridges and portable culverts may be examined at the office of the county auditor, Princeton, Minn., or at the office of the Minnesota Highway De partment, 300 Shubert Building, St. Paul, Minn. Blue prints of plans may be obtained from the Minnesota Highway Department at the bidder's expense. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids and to waive any defects. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check, payable to the county treasurer, for at least 5 per cent of the amount of the proposal. Signed, W. C. DOANE, County Auditor, Mille Lacs County. x+*4cr*x*y*:Kx*)K:Kx^^ S. S. PETTERSON, Pres. **T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres. J. F, PETTERSON, Cashier. First National Bank1 OP PRINCETON, MINNESOTA. PAID UP CAPITAL, $30,000 A General Banking Business Transacted. Loans Made on Approved Securtiy. Lay Your Plans For Larger Profits lURING, THE LONG WINTER EVENINGS. Reorganize the farm, if necessary. Start it on a broader basis* In this we will be glad to aid you. Call at the bank and let's exchange ideas on thisjall-important subject. Let's meet the present situation with clear, force ful measures that will enable us to supply our vital war needswhile we replenish our home supplies and put 1918 profits on the right side of the ledger. This bank is ready to back your working plans with "real money." Princeton State Bank Princeton, Minnesota 3 Po YOUR HAVE MONEY FOR THEM IN OUR BANK 1 AUTOMOBILE PUMPS Repaired Geo, A* Coates IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT BEFORE YOU WERE MARRIED DON'T FAIL TO START ONE RIGHT NOW- THAT MONEY YOU EARN IS YOURS THAT FAMILY IS YOURS PUT SOME OF THE MONEY YOU EARN INTO THE BANK TO PROTECT THEM. ITIS YOUR DUTY. ANYHOW IT WILL COME IN MIGHTY HANDY SOME DAY WHEN YOUR EARNING POWER IS GONE. W E PAY i* PERCENT INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS. COME TO OUR BANK. Security State Bank Farmers9 Interest Paid On Time De posits. Foreign and Domestic Ex- $ change. I exmoSs*-] State Bank Long Siding, Minn. We are always in the market for good real estate or personal loans. Carry your checking account with us. 5% paid on time deposits. Are you reading your own Union, or do,you borrow it from your neighbor? Sub scribe to-day!