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-f*v It* ^N UNUSUAL TREAT A Irar^e and Delighted Audience At tf- tends Lyceum Musical Recital at Methodist Church. Messrs. Marquis and Ryberg and Miss Swanberg Render Selections of Enchanting Music. The first of the series of five ^/lyceum entertainments at the Method ist church on Friday evening proved San unusual treat to the music-loving ^people of Princeton and, as was ^demonstrated by the packed huse, Athey rf# ^S% are numerous in this community. There were but three artists on the program of musical recitals, but their renditions were superlatively fascinat ing. Ten numbers of the very best selections were rendered and each re ceived spontaneous applause from the audience. *t Rev. James A. Geer introduced Messrs. Marcfa'S and Ryberg, the famous vocalists, andN Miss Mamie Swanberg, the talented accompanist. With the exception of the last number on the program, all were solosthe conclusion helng a duet by MeSsrsV Marquis and Ryberg. Mr. Marquis possesses a rich bass Voice and Mr. Ryberg a silver-tone 1 tenor, while Miss Swanberg Is a virtuoso in pian lstic achievements. From beginning to end the program was a delightful succession of marvel ous vocal and instrumental renditions, and the talented-artists who made it possible for Princeton people to en joy so excellent an entertainment will receive a hearty welcome whensoever they may again appear among us. Farmers Should Get Belletin 630. The United States department of *l, agriculture has published a bulletin (No. 630) which it would be well for the farmer and gardener to read. It gives a list of the birds which are particularly useful on the farms in in sect destruction and those which are not so useful along this line. Many birds are accused of eating this or that product of cultivation when an examination of their stomachs shows that they have been wrongly accused. The great majority of land birds subsist upon insects during the period of nesting and molting, and also feed their young upon them during the first few weeks. Many species live almost entirely upon insects, taking vegetable food only wh^n other subsistence fails. It is thus evident that in the course of a year birds destroy an incalculable number of insects, and it is difficult to overestimate the value of their ser vices in restraining the great tide of insect life. In winter, in the northern part of the country, insects become scarce or entirely disappear. Many species of birds, however, remain during the cold season and are able to maintain life by eating vegetable food, as the seeds of weeds. Here again is another use ful function of birds in destroying these weed seeds and thereby lessen ing the growth of the next year. Farmers should send to the agricul tural department at Washington and obtain free Bulletin 630, entitled "Some Common Birds Useful to the Farmer," and study it during the win ter time. It treats of the bluebird, robin, titmouse, wren, brown thrasher, catbird, swallow, towhee, sparrow, house finch, grackle, brewer blackbird, Baltimore oriole, Bullock's oriole, meadowlark, redwing, blackbird, bobo link, crow, bluejay, Pacific coast jay, phoebe, kingbird, nighthawk, wood pecker, cuckoo and bobwhite. Good Roads a Public Necessity. The use of highways for motor freight traffic has almost wholly de veloped within the past ten years. It is estimated that in 1916 motor trucks 'Misperformed a service of four billion ton-miles, and that the passenger traffic on rubber tires was greater than that on steel tires. Motor freight traffic between larger neigh boring cities like New York and Phila delphia has grown to enormous pro portions. That between MinneapolisJ and St. Paul is far greater than it was a few years ago} and is rapidly in creasing. At some not distant day a substantial traffic highway between 1 K1 4.T?J the head of the lakes and Minneapolis ,jfwill be laid out with the idea of fast ^freight first in mind. A plan is already on foot for a truck highway from coast to coast. Such a highway can best be* built andjmain tained by the federal government. The recent good roads conference at Chica go proposed a national system with at least two highways to each state, one running east and west the other north and south. Such a system would total about fifty thousand miles, or two per cent of the highways of the United States. This plan would build five roads from ocean to ocean and ten from Canada to our southern boun daries. A hundred million dollars a year for twelve years would be ample to perfect such a system. A system such as this would spur every state to improve and link up its own system with the national system on the one hand and with the country systems on the other. In this way a rational and nation-wide campaign can be simultaneaously begun the country over for the lifting of the mud embargo that now stands between the uncomfortable consumer and the material that would insure his com- fortMinneapolis Journal. George Payette. George Payette, father of Joseph Payette of Princeton, died at the home of his son, Ferman, on December 26. The remains were brought to Prince ton for burial last Friday and services were held at St. Edward's church on Saturday morning by Rev. Mayer. George Payette was born in County Barterie, Canada, 84 years ago, where he made his home for 45 years. He then moved to Somerset, Wis., and located on an 80-acre tract of wild thereon for 12 years. land, which he opened up and lived i i i uve Twenty-sevea years ago he came to Minnesota and bought a farm of 100 acres north west of Long Siding, where he resided 15 years. Upon the death of his old est son, Louis, 12 years ago, he de cided to give up farming and moved to Minneapolis, where he made his home with his youngest son, Ferman,I until called by death. The relatives in attendance at the funeral were E. J. Payette, White Bear Mr. and Mrs. Louis Blair, Still water Mr. and Mrs. Jos. L. Payette, Princeton Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sicard, .Minneapolis Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ne ville, Minneapolis Mr. and Mrs. Fer man Payette, Minneapolis. He also leaves a son, Arthur, residing in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Payette was one of the good, old-style gentleman who was respect ed "by all who knew him. He was honest, kind and a good neighbor. rt-L The family extends thar *jto those who assisted them at the funeral, and especially to the pallbearers. Obituary of Miss Nellie E. Hamer. Miss Nellie E. Hamer, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Richard Hamer of Milaca, has passed to the great be yond, and the Union, with sincere sympathy to the family, publishes the following contribution: Nellie E Hamer was born on March 16, 1889. In her infancy she suffered a severe illness which was soon fol lowed by signs of serious impairment in her physical constitution. All remedial attempts were fruitless of any good results. She had therefore to live and labor under this infirmity until last Thursday evening, January 2, when she passed away. On the 22nd of November last she had an attack of influenza but im proved somewhat and resumed her work as teacher in the public schools on the 25th. This was continued with interruptions until December 19, when she went to her home for the last time, and was confined to her bed. Pneumonia and other complications set in, due principally to the weakened condition of her constitution. Know ing herself that for her the fight for life must be made against such great odds with little probability of success, she yet made a brave battle until it was evidently lost, when she became resigned. She had studied her own case and knew her present condition better than her attendants. She talked calmly of all this and her own demise so soon to take place, leaving messages of love to relatives and friends. As a christian she was not demon strative in her professions. The bent of her mind was away from the pure ly philosophical or^theoratical and to wards the practical. This was true of her in all other things as well as religion. She gave little thought to theological theories but fixed her mind on practical religion. When the hour of her departure was drawing near the passages of scripture relating to change from earthly to heavenly life did not interest her so much as the 13th chapter of the first book of Corinthians, which she particularly requested to be read to her. We miss her but we hope to meet her again. Till then she will be a precious and cherished memory. She was buried in the Milaca ceme tery. Short services were conducted by Rev. Linder at 1 p. m. on Sunday from Sirene's undertaking parlors. A Quiet Dresser. Your wife dresses very quietly." Yes, she, has toher mouth i generally full of hairpins." JOINT INSTALLATION a morn PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1919 Local Lodges of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Install Officers for the Ensuing Year. Two Hundred and Fifty People At- tend Ceremonies, Banquet and Dance Monday Night. The annual joint installation and banquet of the officers of the Odd Fel lows and Rebekah lodges was held in their hall on Monday evening and, as usual, it was a grand and glorious event. There were at least 250 per sons present at the ritualistic cere monieswhich were particularly im pressiveand the goose banquet and entertainment which followed. Six long tables, which were prettily decorated with floral centerpieces, were necessary to accommodate the Rebekahs installed: Mrs. Olof Wasenius, noble grand Mrs. A. B. Gramer, vice grand Mrs. J. C. Herd hska, recording secretary Mrs. Jose phine Zimmerman, financial secretary Mrs. Carl Ness, treasurer Mrs. John Bishop, right support of noble grand Mrs. S. E. Vandevanter, left support of noble grand Mrs. W. Steadman, right support of vice grand Mrs. J. E. Nyberg, left support of vice grand Mrs. J. H. Hoffman, warden Mrs. Geo. Borchard, conductor Mrs. C. Ander son, inside guard Mrs. Swan Olson, chaplain., Red Cross December Shipment. *n cc Bock Foreston Greenbush Isle Long Siding Milaca Onamia Princeton West Branch.... w~ *d 3 Ma S3 CO CO C/ J* OB8" O to era e* rf 20 I 10 133 71 56 35 12 11 5 87 8 Totals.. 10 40.9 84 157 15 ft 15 5 If 111 15 5 930 29n is 50 Besides the above articles in the regular December shipments from Mille Lacs County chapter to the Red Cross headquarters in Minneapolis there was a clearing shipment of an odd assortment of articles. In this shipment were 20 helmets18 from Isle and 2 from Onamia. The Fores ton and Milo Juniors sent in 2 afghans, 3 patchwork quilts, 13 prop erty bags and 29 towels. Foreston sent 12 helpless case shirts. The Onamia Juniors sent 2 afghans, 15 wash cloths and 22 property bags. There is a heavy allotment of sew ing to be completed before the tenth of February100 boys' underdrawers and 200 girl's drawers. These are refugee garments and it is to be hoped that the women of ouV county will show their thankfulness for the closing of the war by cheerfully turn ing out in goodly numbers to work for the afflicted people of the war spent countries. The knitting for our soldiers is about ended. We are asked to knit into socks and sweaters all the odds and ends of yarn on hand as rapidly as possible, but to purchase no more yarn. This order of not purchasing yarn1 has been in effect for some time. The small showing of knitted articles is not from lack of willingness on the part of the Princeton knitters but be cause the Princeton branch was out of yarn for about twelve weeks and has only had this winter a small amount that was allotted from head quarters. This had to be shared with other branches. Fortunately for the county two of our branchesGreenbush and Mrlo were well stocked with yarn, so our total for the year will not be small. I army of banqueters, and the aggrega- lodgment in tiie lungs of a clot of tion was certainly a merry one. The previous Saturday all the available geese in townsomething like 20 had been procured for the feast, but this proved none too many. On Tues- nothing but cleanly- picked bones remained. Speeches followed the banquet sand then the assemblage resolved itself into a terpsichorean party and danced to the music of Herb Anderson's or chestra until 4 o'clock in the morn ing. The installing officers were as fol lows: R. D. Byers, district deputy grand master S. E. Vandevanter, dis trict deputy grand marshal A. B. Gramer, district duputy grand record ing secretary C. Ross, district deputy grand financial secretary Harry Mott, district deputy'grand treasurer Sam Smith, district deputy grand chaplain Fred Manke, district deputy grand guardian John Bishop, district depu ty grand warden. Odd Fellows installed: J.E.Nyberg, noble grand George Borchard, vice grand Ernest Byers, recording sec retary J. C. Herdhska, financial sec retary G. A. Eaton, treasurer Chas. Klatt, right support of noble grand J. L. Townsend, left support of noble grand John Gilman, right support of vice grand Fred Scholey, left support of vice grand Walter Cox/warden Ralph Jones, conductor Leon Dilley, chaplain BbnSausser, right scene sup porter Lester King, left scene sup porter Nels Nelson, inside guard El mer Severance, outside guard J. Hoffman, past grand. America's Greatest Citizen Dead. Thrbughout the United States on Monday people were shocked to learn of the sudden death of America's greatest citizen, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who passed away in his sleep at 4:15 a. m., as nearly as can be determined, on that day. Death was due to pulmonary embolism, or blood from a ruptured vein. There was no one at his bedside a't the time he died. A minute or two before his attendant noticed that he was breath ing heavily in his sleep and went to call a nurse. When he returned with her the colonel was dead. The colonel returned to his home at Sagamore Hill from the Roosevelt hos pital, where he had beeih treated for inflammatory rheumatism, on Christ mas day. This had affected practically every joint his.body. While feeling mucl bettUwhen he returned home he suffered a relapse a week later, One of the things which is believed to have contributed to his breakdown more than any other was the death last fall of his son, Quentin, who was killed in an aerial fight at the front. Friends say that while Colonel Roose velf^id not "carry his heart on his sleeve" h .suffered poignant grief in silence. 1 Immediately upon the receipt of the news of Colonel Roosevelt's death in Washington flags were ordered placed at half mast at the white house, the capitol, on every ship and shore sta tion of the navy, and at every army post and camp at home and abroad in respect to the memory of the former president. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York city on October 27, 1858 hence he was but a couple of m6nths over 60 years of agea comparatively young man. His^career was varied, including, that of ranchman, banker, soldier, statesman and president of the United States. He'was intensely American and a patriot to the core. The funeral was held in Christ Epis copal church at Oyster Bay yesterday afternoon and was, upon request of Mrs. Roosevelt, of a private nature and without floral tributes. A Politico Monomaniac. A traveling salesman on Saturday became imbued with the impression that pepple were poking fun at Presi dent Wilson, that there was at least one pro-German in town, and immedi ately proceeded to negotiate the pur chase of a revolver. He first went to the Farmers' Co-operative store, but there was no revolver in stock. "He then visited the Gramer Hardware store and, while selecting an automatic gun, remarked that he would soon fix that pro-Hun at the depot. Mr. Gra mer told him he could get no gun there and he replied, "Never mind, I have a good knife, anyway, and that will answer the purpose." So he started toward the depot and Mr. Gramer called up Marshal Fox. As the would-be assassin passed the marshal's residence the limb of the law gathered him in. The man was found to be in a state of nervous excitement and the mar shal remained with him during Satur day night and administred sedatives, as well as caring for him on Sunday. On Monday morning he had sufficient ly recovered to return to his home. Signing of Measures by Wilson. Attorney General Gregory has sent President Wilson an opinion that the period of ten days which the constitu tion gives him to sign or veto bills or resolutions passed by congress does not begin to run until the engrossed copy of legislation actually is placed in his hands. All measures sent to the white house since the president sailed for Europe have been taken to Paris by state department messengers. In this way it was planned to give the president two or three days in which to act upon legislation and notify the white house by cable or wireless what had been done. Under the attorney general's opinion he has the same time for consideration he would have if he were at the white house. So far the executive officers have not been ad vised that any of the minor measures forwarded to Paris have been signed. I N mm SESSIO N County Commissioners Meet and Con- sider All Matters Which Come Before Them for Disposal. Princeton Union is Designated Offi- cial County PaperSehlin is Elected Chairman. The annual meeting of the Mille Lacs board of county commissioners was-held at the court house on Tues day with all members of the board in attendance. There were two new mem- bersJohn Levau of the second dis trict and John G. Axell of the fourth. Peter Sehlin was elected chairman of the board for the ensuing year and John G. Axell, vice chairman. The following standing committees were elected: County home, Cater, Levau and Axell court house, Sehlin road and bridge, all members of the board, Sehlin to act as chairman of this committee board of health, Dr. L. E. Odell, Peter Sehlin and F, C, Cater. F. C. Cater was appointed purchas ing agent for the county home. Three hundred dollars was appro priated by the board from the county revenue fund to pay incidental ex penses, such as postage, express, freight, drayage, etc.N An appropriation of $500 was made from the revenue fund to be set apart as a county attorney's contingent fund for the ensuing year as provided by law. The report of the annual fees of the following named county officials was examined by the board and ap-* proved: Olof Wasenius, H. A. Gar rison, A. G. Osterberg, Wm. V. San ford, Otto Henschel, Walter Peltier, W, C, Doane, Olin C. Myron and R. S. Chapman. The bond of A. G. Osterberg, regis1 ter of deeds, in the sum of $5,000 wa^ presented, examined and ordered filed5 The bid of the Princeton Union oj& publishing the delinquent tax list financial statement, commissioners' proceedings and other official county matter was accepted. The* only other bid placed was that of the Milaca Times. On motion of Commissioner Cater, seconded by Commissioner Levau, the Princeton Union was unanimously de clared to be the official paper of Mille Lacs county. The bid of J. C. Borden to furnish all banks outside of the village of Princeton with copies of the tax lists for their respective territories for the agreed price of $100 was accepted by the board. It was decided that during the year 1919 the board meet on the first Tues day of every month. A motion to fix the salary of W. Doane, county attorney, at $1,400 for the ensuing year was unanimously carried. The salary of the superin tendent of schools was fixed at $1,500 to include all traveling expenses. A resolution "as to highway main tenance was passed and the board ad journed to Tuesday, February 4. False Distinctions. A recent order of the war depart ment is being severely criticised. It is the distinction ordered in service stripes between the men who got ov erseas and those who for army reasons failed to get beyond our own shores. Those overseas are to wear gold and those of the home force silver stripes. There should be no distinction what ever. To make any is not only unfair and unjust, it is un-American, not to say undemocratic. We cannot save the world for democracy by such methods Every man who went to the service went willingly, knew why and expect ed to get into the muss. Not one who served the required six months which entitles him to a stripe knew, or could have known, he would not get over seas. Some went in less than a month others did not go who can wear three stripes. Those with especial qualifications for a particular service were frequentV Jy held here because of this. They stayed because ordered to stay just as did General Wood." Moreover for most, if not for all of them, not to get across was the one great, even bitter regret. As a young lieutenant said: "Not one of us but would have been glad to give up our commissions for a chance to be in the fighting." That was the spirit of them all. Wheretthe spirit was the same, the preparation the same, why discriminate when all merely obeyed orders? More than this, of those who went across not more than one-half got to the fighting line or wereattached to the active force. .Some marched up the hill only to march down again they sailed east only to turn around and sail west. Others were in the fighting VOLUME 43, NO. 3 onk^by what was to them a luckyr transfer as replacement troops. One Duluth boy sent across in this way was twice wounded and once gassed, yet the regiment from which he was part got to France too late for active service. Through alL this runs the same American heart and courage. They were all the same sort, as they? proved whenever they had the chance, and there is no room for distinction. Duluth News Tribune. Membership Drive a Success. The Mille Lacs County Farm Bureau membership drive has been a real suc cess to date. In the northern part of the county, according to reports to date, four out of every five men solicited have joined. The hardest work has been in the southern part of the county where less'work has been done and the farmers are not familiar with the advantages of farm bureau work and the good that cannot but come from a continuation of the work with each new year made more successful than the last by reason of better organization within the county. Mr. P. W. Jenson, Hie well-known breeder west of town, is the star work er to date getting 14 members in two* part days. The aim is to increase the membership in the county from 220 to 500. This will make possible to hire an assistant to take care of a great deal of the routine work so that the county agricultural agent can have one and one-half times as much time for actual work among the farmers. Doctors Handicapped. In consequence of the bad condition of the roadjnand the scarcity of teams doctors al^pbatly handicapped in reaching^rtlleir patients in the country dism$$s"and, unless the roads are one&ewip so that automobiles may be \LsejJ, the situation promises to become ^erfouS, tutopiibilesyo ti6 bejst wa break out the road i may, travel throughout Ihe^winter is for the farmers to use mde sleda^ to track with wagons. These sleds make a rut in whichT i ill .vehicles can run with ease. Some 14$h farmers in the Glendorado ter- 'i*J3ytiare already utilizing this sort fi)T3inne and thus rendering great asstetttnce to travel. Le^ others follow suit. The Power Plant Question. At a meeting of the village council last Thursday night a resolution was adopted giving the Elk River Power company until January 20 to pay for, take over and operate the Princeton municipal plant. On Tuesday ViHage Attorney S. F. Skahen conferred with attorneys for the Waterman interests and was told that the corporation would be pre pared to comply with the resolution of the council on or before the date speci fied Mayor Humphrey and the council have been putting forth their utmost endeavors to get this proposition satis factorily arranged. Short Course for Merchants. The sixth annual short course for merchants will be held at the univer sity of Minnesota February 10" t6 14. This will not be a mrechants' conven tion but an intensive school of high voltage, where the teachers will be experts in specialized lines and the students will be practical retailers. The course is intended to give the merchant an opportunity to bring'his methods into line with the most ap proved practices. It will offer a chance to keep up with the proces sion. They Want Burleson Fired. Delegates from the trades and labor assemblies of St. Paul and Minneap olis decided at a recent meeting to demand the resignation of Postmaster General Burleson because of his atti tude toward the telephone strike situ ation in the twin cities. Resolutions to that effect will be mailed to Samuel) Gompers, president of the Americam federation of labor, to Secretary of Labor Wilson and possibly tou Presi dent Wilson in Europe. Dalbo and Wyanett Red Cross. Following is the report of the RecF Cross Christmas membership drive for the townships of Dalbo and Wyanett: Dalbo $142.00 Two magazine subs 2.00- Wyanett H3.00 One magazine sub..... LOO* Total funds collected $288.00* Elmer Erickson, Chairman. Important Notice. In consequence of a misunderstand ing the date for the appearance of Stanley E. Kerrick in Princeton was stated lo be January 15, instead of which it should have been January 16, when he will be at Dr. Cooney's office. ViC#KH Cooney..^.