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R3. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
Frelinghuysen Warns the Public That
a Tragedy in the Form of a
Coal Famine Impends.
Chief of Budget System Declares That
Machinery Provided by Law
is Pitiful Excuse.
A warning that a "tragedy in the
nature of a coal famine" is impending
over the United States, and an asser
tion that all national organizations in
the coal industry "have united into
'one big union' to continue their stran
glehold on the necks fcnd purses of coal
buyers," by defeating federal legisla
tion intended to cope with the prob
lem, was issued on Tuesday by Sena
tor Frelinghuysen, republican, New
Charles G. Dawes of Chicago, chosen
by President Harding to head the new
government budget system, announced
after a conference with the president,
that he would call on a number of ex
perienced business men to serve in the
budget bureau without pay because he
considered the staff provided by con
gress wholly inadequate. Mr. Dawes
declared in a statement that if the
budget system was to be a success re
liance must be placed on "something
else than the pitiful machinery pro
vided by law." "One might as well be
handed a toothpick," added the state
ment, "with which to tunnel Pike's
The American Farm Bureau federa
tion has joined open'y in a fight
against the proposed Fordney retalia
tory tariff against Canadian lumber.
In a letter to Chairman Fordney of the
house ways and means committee,
Gray Silver, Washington representa
tive of the federation, charged that the
purpose of the tariff is to afford the
northwest lumber group a higher
price for their product.
A general shakeup in the shipping
board personnel is expected in the near
future according to reports. It is said
that some of the higher salaried of
ficials, including R. W. Boiling, broth
er-in-law of former President Wilson,
are slated to go.
Developments denote the adminis
tration has met defeat in all its major
contentions for an adequate national
defense program before the onslaught
of economy bent congressmen. Un'ess
President Harding, through the use
of his veto power is able to prevent
it, the army will be reduced to 150,-
000 men by October 1 and the navy's
enlisted perscmnal to 106,000 men.
Peace with the central powers is
held up until President Harding com
plies with certain categorical condi
tions deemed essential by the foreign
relations committee of the senate.
The conditions set up by the foreign
relations committee look to the presi
dent to obtain from the allied powers
full recognition of all of America's
pre-war rights in the world before the
senate will sanction "any engaging"
under the treaty of Versailles.
Unrestricted authority for the sec
retary of the treosury in refunding the
approximately $10,000,000,000 owed
by the allied nations to this country
was asked by President Harding in
the first administration bill sent to
congress. The bill, drafted at the
treasury department, was forwarded
by the president to the chairmen of
senate and house committees with ur
gent recommendations for enactment.
It was introduced immediately in the
senate, and committee hearings were
ordered. Complete powers for set
tling with the allied nations would be
vested in Secretary Mellon under the
bill. With the president's approval
he would be authorized to accept the
securities of debtor or other natirns
in exchange for their notes. The bill
also would confer unlimited authority
to defer payment of interest or princi
pal ind to settle outstanding claims
against the Uniiod States.
President Haidmg has sent word To
senators "not to worry" about his
foreign policy. Kenorts and rumors
concerning Harding's plans for an
association of rafons, including one
that he would shortly resubmit the
Versailles treatv to the senate had
produced a hot weather furry. The
disturbed senators sent one of their
number to thp white house. On his
return from a talk with Harding W
told his colleagues that Harding said,
"tell them not to worry" about either
the "association," the Versailles trea
ty or the disarmament conference un
der the Borah rider to the navy bill.
One rumor was that the president said
some of his cabinet members were
"putting the Versailles treaty In
shape" with a view to urging that it
be resubmitted to the senate. As to
that, Mr. Harding is reported to have
told his caller the cabinet members
had not yet put the question before
him. He intimated that when they
did he would reject their plan.
To date the government has dis
bursed $226,486,981 in meeting com
pensation claims of disabled soldiers
of the world war and death claims of
Former President Wilson has been
admitted to practice law before the
district of Columbia.
With the return to the capital soon
of Senator H. C. Lodge, chairman of
the foreign relations committee, ad-
f^jW^-*%iv' f-
ministration leaders are hopeful that
an agreement can be reached on the
resolution of peace with the central
powers of Europe.
Great Britain has not consulted the
United States in regard to the renewal
of the Anglo-Japanese alliance* and
has not been expected to do so, Secre
tary of State C. E. Hughes said. This
government is naturally interested,
the secretary added, but fully recog
nizes that the matter is one of con
sideration and determination by Eng
land and Japan. The point of view
of the United States, however, is be
ing ably presented by Canada, Aus
tralia and New Zealand.
Congress has decided to pay pen
sions once a month.
The house on Monday passed the
Robinson road bill designed particu
larly to keep highways improved by
federal funds in good condition. The
vote was 266 to 77.
President Harding will sign the
$328,000,000,000 army appropriation
bill, providing for reduction of the en
listed personnel to 150,000 men by
October 1, but he will do so under
protest. Formal approval of the
measure will be accompanied by a
message to congress declaring altera
tions of certain provisions which Sec
retary Weeks regards to be virtually
impossible of execution without dis
aster to the army.
To Hunt Moonshiners in Planes.
Washington, June 29.Prohibition
Commissioner Haynes today an
nounced plans for reorganization of
the flying squadron of prohibition de
tectives to cover the entire United
States under his personal direction.
At the same time Haynes announced
he plans completely to reorganize the
entire prohibitionjenforcement unit.
In a Mussy-Fussy Onslaught Boys
From Down River Defeat the
Manke Bunch, 7 to 2.
Foley's Irish Warriors Will Tackle
Princeton at Fair .Grounds on
Sunday and Monday.
Anoka evened the count with
Princeton Sunday, when they came up
to the local fair grounds and took a
fall out of Manke's slipping athletes,
7 to 2. It was an in and out ball
game, there being some good base
ball and some bad baseball. Besides
the actual ball playing there were sev
eral excited and prolonged arguments
over some of the plays which came up.
These exhibitions of rag chewing were
participated in by the players, um
pires and a goodly share of the more
vociferous fans from both towns.
These talkfests do no particular good
rnd have a tendency to keep the
crowd away from the games. The
real fan pays his money to see base
ball and not for the purpose of listen
ing to a debate. .We suggest that
hereafter these would-be debaters do
like Townley and Langer dohire a
hall, charge an admission and go to
it. Theie aro one or two of the
Anoka players who could easily hold
their own with either of these big
nonpartisan leaguers or could even
give our own Daniel Webster Cravens,
star debater of the Rum River valley
rnd adjacent territory, a rub for his
money, if we could get him to break
away from some of his foolish social
istic ideas long enough to debate some
of the fine points of the great Ameri
can pastime.
Both teams got away to an even
start and there was no scoring by
either sidT"3 until thie third frame.and
1 i'c
'ors this inning be
fore they could be retired, had assessed
a total of six runs, enough to win
three or four ball games of this kind.
With one down Corbett singled and
Briere scored him with a two-base
smash. Wick singled, Brandell
walked and Holstrom scored Briere
and Wick with a wicked clout. In the
face of this vicious barrage Johnson,
who was trying to play second for the
home crew, went to pieces and piled
up three errors. Brandell was caught
at the plate, but in'the mixup Fisher
dropped the ball and the score counted.
Holstrom and O'Leary eventually
steamed into port with two more runs
and Truman ended the agony by fly
ing out to Doane in center. Four hits,
one of them a double, a base on balls
and four errors spilled the beans for
the home bunch, and the game was
practically put away on ice. Prince
ton grabbed off two in their half of the
fourth when hits by Wellman, Fisher,
Grow and Smith were bunched, scoring
Fisher and Johnson. The only other
run of the game went to Anoka-in the
sixth. Corbett singled and went to
second when Briere drew a pass. Wick
singled to right field and the fleet
Corbett beat the throw to the plate for
the last counter of the game.
Princeton attempted to stage a
ninth-inning rally, but they waited too
long and nothing substantial devel
oped from this last desperate try.
With two away Anderson kicked in
with a single. Caley came through
with a Texas leaguer and all hands
were safe at second and third. Doane
walked, filling the bases. Wellman
was up but couldn't deliver. His pop-
(Continued on page 8.)
""Sri. i* ruf^Msil^^i^
Grand street parade at 10:30 a. m.
Prizes for the best floats or cars will
be given as follows: First, $25 cash
second, $15 rocker given by Evens
Hardware Co. third, $5 in trade, Al
fred Melin Co. Most comical float or
car: First prize, $15 cosh second,
$10 in tools given by Farmers' Hard
ware Co. third, $5 in trade, Alfred
Melin Co.
Leap for life from top of Odd Fel
lows building.
Concert by Glendorado band and
Bagpipers' band on Main street.
Address by Z. L. Begin of Minne
apolis on court house grounds.
Boys' race, 100 yards, under 16
First prize, $3 baseball goods, C. A.
Jack second, $2 baseball goods, C. A.
Jack third, pair overalls, O. M. Rade
Girls' foot raceFirst prize, $3 in
trade, Ewing's Music Store second,
pair silk hose, Mrs. D. Christopher
third, $1 in trade, C. M. Mortenson.
Men's foot raceFirst prize, box
cigars, C. S. Scheen second, one 49-lb
sack flour, F. Henschel trird, 1 pair
dimmers, Riverside garage.
Peanut race, ladies onlyFirst
prize, lady's hat, Mrs. Meyers second,
sugar and creamer, D. Christopher
third, teapot, Chas. A. Klatt.
Potato race, boys' onlyFirst prize,
$5 in trade, Princeton Drug Co. sec
ond, Radiolite watch, F. A. Carlberg
third, $1 in trade, C. M. Mortenson.
Boll-throwing contest, ladies only
First prize, 5 records, Flowers Sales
Co., second, 3 records, Flowers Sales
Co. third, 2 records, Flowers Sales
Wheelbarrow race, men onlyFirst
prize, $5 in merchandise, Caley Hdw.
Co. second, $3 in merchandise, Caley
Disabled Soldiers May Rusticate
Lpwry's Island for a Fortnight
on Payment of $15.00.
In a circular letter received with a
request that it be published, C. D.
Hibbard, district federal vocational of
ficer, states that an ideal summer
recreation camp is now under con
struction at Big Island, Minnetonka
lake, which will be ready early in
July, and that "fill disabled ex-service
men in your community are eligible to
attend." The circular goes on to state
that "Horace Lowry, president of the
Minneapolis Street Railway company,
is donating this island free of charge,
to be used as a recreation center,"
that the money for the construction of
this camp has been appropriated from
the Minneapolis war chest fund and
that the Western Passenger associa
tion has reduced rates to a fare and a
quarter for round trips.
The communication adds: "The fee
to be demanded from each man will
be but $15, covering a period 'of two
weeks," wherein there will be sports
of all kinds, in fact the "days of real
sport for every disabled ex-service
It is, of course, very kind of Mr.
Lowry to donate the use of his island
to the disabled soldiers, also gener
ous of the war chest people to make
an appropriation and of the railroad
association to reduce fares, but here
is the question:
How can "every disabled ex-sirvice
man" avail himself of this outir.g
when $15 for a period of two weeks is,
according to the circular, "demand-
ed?^ It would be pretty hard for
Princeton, Monday, July 4, 1921
Under Auspices of American Legion
some of these poor fellows to scratch
up 15 cents, to say nothing of $15.
If these boys are entitled to a sum
mer period of recreation on "Phi
lanthropist" LowryV islandand we
all know they arelet them have it
free of charge and with free railroad
fare. To demand $15 and railroad fare
from a soldier who has been maimed,
gassed or otherwise injured while
fighting for his country does no^ to
say the least, look particularly good
to us.
Ex-service men who contemplate
sojourning for a couple of weeks on
Mr. Lowry's island should make ap
plication to M. T. Northey, 600
Keith Plaza Building, Minneapolis.
Independence Day at Pease.
The Pease Christian Reformed
church will observe Independence day
with appropriate exercises.
In the morning a program consist
ing of addresses by Rev. Van der
Lune, singing, readings, etc., will be
presented, and in the afternoon races
and other outdoor sports. Refresh
ments will be served on the picnic
grounds and a pyrotechnic display will
be given at night. Everyone is invit
ed to the festivities.
Chautauqua at Zimmerman.
Zimmerman will have a chautauqua
on July 6, 7 and 8. The company
which will present the program is said
to be one of the best on any circuit.
Then He Wilted.
HubWhat a glorious day! I
could dare anything, face anything, on
a day like this.
WifeCome on down to the mili
4- n^
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Hdw. Co. third, $2 in merchandise,
Caley Hdw. Co.
Fat ladies' raceFirst Prize, kitch
en table, Geo. C. Newton second, hat,
Adna J. Orton.
Three-legged raceFirst prize, $5
in trade, Savage Company second,
49-lb sack flour, F. Henschel.
Boys' pie-eating contestFirst
prize, $3 in trade, A. B. Gramer sec
ond, $2 in trade, A. B. Gramer.
Slow bicycle raceFirst prize, $3 in
merchandise, A. B. Gramer second,
$2 in merchandise, A. B. Gramer.
Finlander horse gameFirst prize,
sack of sugar, J. A. Nyberg.
Hurdle raceFirst prize, $5 motor
oil, J. C. Herdliska second, $3 in
trade, M. E. Cole third, $2 in trade,
M. E. Cole. 0
Greased pigClub bag, A. E. Allen.
Greased poleOne pair of shcos,
C. H. Nelson.
Largest family coming to town
100-lbs flour, Princeton Roller Mill.
Oldest man coming to townPair
of shoes, A. S. Mark & Son.
Smoke race, men onlyFirst prize,
Gillette safety razor, Princeton Jewel
ry Co. second, box cigars, Olson &
Newton third, whip, Geo. P. Antil.
Ladies' potato raceFirst prize,
$5 in trade, J. Huber second, Jap.
basket, R. A. Woods.
Boxing match at fair grounds at
2:30 p. m.
Ball game at fair grounds, Foley vs.
Princeton, at 3 p. m. dancing at arm
ory, little Johnnie's orchestra.
Concert on court house grounds by
Scotch Bagpipers' band at 3:30 p. m.
Fireworks and dance at the armory
in the evening.
Ford touring car to be given away
at armory after supper.
the state of Minnesota, according to
J. A. O'Gordon, chief deputy in charge
of administration of bonus board mat
ters. In all 106,459 vouchers have
been issued by the bonus board, of
which approximately 6,000 went for
salasy and expense payments.
According to statistics in the state
auditor's office, it has cost $53,341.98
to maintain the bonus department
from January 1 to June 21. Of this
sum $44,793.16 has been paid out in
salaries and $8,548.82 in expense
items. The entire expense of iriain
taining the department since its crea
tion has been approximately about
The staff at work in the bonus de
partment still numbers about forty
persons. From the period from May
1 to 16 the salaries totaled $3,075
from May 16 to May 31, $3,081, and
from June 1 to June 15, $3,002. There
are twelve persons receiving $200 or
more a month and twenty persons re
ceiving $150 or more a month. There
also are four persons employed by the
board at Washington.
Colonel W. T. Mollison at $250 a
month, and Major E. A. Walsh at $200
have been at work for several
months. These two, with Archie Ver
non of Little Falls, state commander
of the American legion, are the mem
te bers of the state board of review on
bonus matters. At any time after
July 1 they may be called to review
the work of the bonus board by the
Between 3,500 and 4,000 claims are
in the doubtful class and remain to
be approved or rejected. According
to the law the bonus board can con
tinue its existence to June 30, 1922,
if there is need of it.
OrganizeTto-operative Scale Company
and Elect Board of Direc
tors for One Year.
The meeting held at the Odd Fellows
hall last Thursday night for the pur
pose of organizing a co-operative scale
company was attended by a goodly
number of farmers from the surround
ing country. The organization was
perfected and the following farmers
elected to serve for one year on the
board of directors:
Martin Mattson, Blue Hill Fred
Murphy, Baldwin Albert Wilhelm,
Greenbush John Fisher, Princeton
Nelson King, Wyanett Oscar Erick
gon, Spencer Brook Louis Normandin,
at large.
The share proposition was discussed
and it was decided to make each share
$5, with a provision that no one would
be permitted to subscribe for more
than five!*"
At this time the outlook is very
bright for the installation of a first
class pair of scales in Princeton. The
county commissioners' will grant a
lease of the northeast corner of the
court house grounds for the erection
of a scale house and the village coun
cil has granted all the concessions
asked. Besides, the business men and
potato buyers will heartily co-operate
with the farmers.
A vote of thanks for the use of the
Odd Fellows hall concluded the busi
ness of the session.
100,000 Soldiers Get Bonuses.
About 100,000 sojdier bonuses have
been paid up to the present time by [members of Karmel church.
Directors and Operators of Co-opera-
tive Creameries Assemble to
Discuss Salient Points.
James Sorenson, Expert Creamery-
man, Gives the Dairy Farmers
Advice on Many Essentials.
Last Thursday afternoon the opera
tors and directors of co-operative
creameries in this section came to
gether at the armorynot in a
clashbut to discuss means and meth
ods for bringing these institutions up
to the highest point of production com
bined with the manufacture of the
best grade of butterbutter that com
mands high prices in the eastern mar
Ten creamery operators were in at
tendance and 22 members of boards
of directors from 10 creameries in this
districta very satisfactory showing.
In fact the meeting was of a most
enthusiastic nature, showing that the
farmers are alive to the fact that co
operation means money in their pock
etsthat it is the only way of ob
taining fair prices for their products.
James Sorenson, secretary of the
Minnesota Creamery Operators and
Managers' association, addressed the
meeting, advising dairy farmers to
co-operate more strongly and work
together in harmony so as to brir-c
about grcrter pecuniary results. Mr.
Sorcnson's speech wco highly m^tiuc
tive and chock full of common sense.
The farmers hav*e listened to Jim
Sorenson upon many occasions in the
past, and they know he is an expert
in the co-operative creamery business.
He has made and marketed hundreds
of tons of butter in his day and his
advice comes from actual experience.
H. B. Nickerson of Elk River, vice
president of the Twin City Milk Pre
ducers' association, and president of
the statewide organization of co-op
erative creameries, recently estab
lished, gave a talk on what the con
cern had so far accomplished and the
lines which it intended to pursue in
the future.
The meeting was a live-wire affair
and many points were brought up and
discussed which cannot fail to benefit
co-operative creameries in future.
Another meeting will be held in
Foreston on July 7 at 2 p. m.
Mrs. Anna Kajsa Bergstrom.
Mrs. Anna Kajsa Bergstrom died at
her home in Wyanett on June 23 and
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. A. W. Franklin on Monday. The
interment was in Karmel cemetery.
Mrs. Bergstrom had been confined
to her bed for seven years, but bore
her sufferings with great fortitude
during that long period of illness. She
was born at Hassel-Skoog, Dalsland,
Sweden, on March 19, 1833, and was
married to Andrew Bergstrom in 1854.
The family came to America in 1868
and lived in St. Paul until 1872, when
they moved to Wyanett. Mrs. Berg
strom is survived by five children,
Charles, Martin, Peter, Mathilda and
Louisa, all of whom reside in Wya
nett. She also leaves five grandchil
Deceased was a true christian wo
man and possessed to a large degree
all those qualities which go to make
a good wife and mother. She was
beloved and respected by alj who knew
her for her kindness and generosity.
Mrs. Bergstrom was one of the first
VOLUME 45, NO. 28!
Observe Fourth in Princeton, Where a
Splendid Program Has Been
Arranged for Occasion.
Street Parade, Two Good Bands, Ball
Game, Boxing Match, Concerts
Dance, Fireworks, Etc.
Next Monday in Princeton Indepen
dence day will be celebrated on a more
extensive scale than has ever been
witnessed in this part of the country.
A most entertaining program has
been arranged by the boys of Fre
mont Woodcock post and business men
which will, weather permitting, be
carried out in detail.
In this week's. Union the program
is published in full. Among its princi
pal features are a gorgeous street pa
rade, leap for life, ball game, concerts
by Glendorado and Bagpipers' bands,
boxing exhibition, address, foot races,
dance at armory, flreworks, and the
giving away of a Ford touring car.
Nothing will be left undone by the
committees in charge to entertain vis
iiors in royal mannerevery ar
rangement has been made for their
comfort and accommodation. There
will not be one dull moment through
out the livelong day.
Farmers, their wives, sons, daugh
ters and others from the country
tributary are tendered a most cordial
invitation to spend this gala event
with the people in Princeton. Enjoy
ment will reign supreme from early
morn to late at night in the village
by the Rum, and the bigger the multi
tude the greater will be the merri
Celebrate the Fourth of July in
Princeton and you will have a glori
ous time.
Anson Howard. &
Anson Howard, mention of whose"
death appeared in the last issue of the
Union, was born in Brownsville,.
Maine, on May 29, 1848, and dicdjsud
denly in Princeton on June 22, 1921.
He enlisted in the jarmy when 16 years
of age and served as a private
throughout the civil war in Company
K, sixteenth regiment, and Company
Gj twentieth regiment, Maine infantry.
In 1867, with his parents, he came to
Princeton, and lived here until his
death. In 1878 he was married to
Miss Emma Latta. He is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Looney
one brother, Fred Howard three
grandchildren, Mrs. N. P. Blanchett,
Mrs. S. T. Thill, Miss Evelyn Looney,
all of Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held from the
Methodist church last Friday after
noon and the interment was in Oak
Knoll cemetery. Rev. Nobbs officiat
ed. Mr. and Mrs,, Thomas Looney,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howard, Mrs.
Blanchett, Mrs. Thill and Miss Evelyn
Looney were among those in atten
dance at the obsequies.
Anson Howard, the greater part of
whose life was spent working in the
woods and PS a farmer, WPS a man
generally liked in the community and
his many friends deeply regret that he
has gone.
James Donnelly.
James Donnelly, whose death was
'eported in last week's Union, was
found in a shack on his claim in north
ern Canada on June 15, by an Indian,
who reported his discovery to the Can
adian mounted police and they in
formed Mr. Donnelly's mother, who
lives in Minneapolis. He was last seen
alive at a trading post on March 27
and, while his death is attributed to a
complication of asthma and rheuma
tism, no one actually knows its cause
for ho lived alone on his claim in the
northern wilds. He was a bachelor.
James Donnelly was born in Wya
nett in 1871 and left this part of the
country 20 years ago for Williams,
Minn., where he took up a homestead.
Last July he went to northern Cana
da and there filed on a claim, rcmcin
ing there until his tragic death. He
is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jere
miah Donnelly, Minneapolis two
brothers, Clarence and Bert, Williams,
Minn. and seven sisters, Mrs. Henry
Conet, Bemidji Mrs. Frankfort, St.
Paul Mrs. Eugene Neff, Mrs.
Louis Meyer and Miss Lillian Donnel
ly, Minneapolis Mrs. Jos. Leathers
and Mrs. Frank Henschel, Princeton.
Deceased was known to many peo
ple in this part of the country. He
was a generous, whole-souled man
whose aim was to do right. Everyone
who knew him respected him and will
be sorry to learn of his passing from
Farmers Indorse Legion Program.
The American Farm Bureau federa
tion announced yesterday that it has
indorsed the program of legislation
asked by the American legion of the
sixty-seventh congress.
The resolution of indorsement said:
"We hereby indorse the program in
the interest of disabled soldiers, sail
ors and marines of America and urge
upon our representatives and senators
the speedy enactment of the five way
bill, including:
"Legislation consolidating the three
former service men's bureaus.
"Appropriations for a permanent
hospital building program.
"Legislation decentralizing the bu
reau of war risk insurance."

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