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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
Proposition of C. M. Babcock That Ap-
propriation for Road Building
Be Made Indorsed.
Congress to Make a Thorough and
Searching Investigation of Op-
erations of Ku Klux Klan.
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The basic principles for an emer
gency program to meet the needs of
the country's involuntary idle, found
to number between 3,700,000 and 4,-
000,000, exclusive of farm workers,
has been formulated 'by the national
conference on unemployment. Among
other propositions that of C. M. Bab
cock, Minnesota highway commission
er, setting forth that congress be at
once urged to appropriate federal
funds to aid in road building, was ac
cepted by the conference. Included in
the several emergency measures rec
ommended before adjournment to Oc
tober 10 were the following: A con
gressional appropriation for roads
Tvhich, together with state appropria
tions already made amounting to
many millions of dollars in expecta
tion of and dependent upon federal aid,
would make available a vast sum of
money to relieve unemployment, and
that action be taken at this session of
congress in order that work may go
forward immediately.
After radical drys had forced re
publican leaders to pledge that there
would be no adjournment of the pres
ent session of congress until the anti
beer bill is passed, the senate reached
a unanimous consent agreement to
vote October 14 on the German, Aus
trian and Hungarian peace treaties.
Peace and beer collided headon in the
proceedings and threatened to block
each other indefinitely. For a'time it
seemed probable that the drys would
obstruct the whole legislative pro
gram, but parleys brought them to
A searching investigation of the no
torious Ku Klux Klan will be made by
the house rules committee, which will
take up the matter on October 11.
There are 69 reported strikes in the
country at this time, a greater num
ber than have existed simultaneously
any time since the war, Secretary of
Labor Davis says. He attributes wage
reductions as the causes in most cases.
Federal mediators, be says, are kept'
busy in an attempt to britfg about an
By a gift of $146,000 the national
woman's party on Saturday came into
possession of the entire block of three
houses composing the "old capitol" and
surrounding historical gardens oppo
site the present capitol building. The
gift was made by Mrs. O. H. P. Bel
mont, one of the most generous women
in the country.
Opposition to numerous features of
the pending tax bill, in which republi
can dissatisfaction is an important fac
tor, on Friday brought the measure to
a critical stage the senate. Indica
tions are that radical amendments will
be forced by the republican dissenters
and their democratic allies.
The American people were called
upon by President Harding in a proc
lamation issued on Friday to offer a
silent two-minute prayer at noon on
Armistice day, November 11, when.the
body of an unknown American sol
dier killed in France will be laid to
Test Arlington national cemetery.
Every true American citizen will, of
eourse, comply with the request.
The American people will wipe the
railroad unions "from the face of the
earth" if they carry out their threat
to tie up the transportation system
with a general strike, Senator Knute
Nelson of Minnesota predicted on Sat
urday the senate.
The war finance corporation has
fixed a rate of 5 per cent on ad
vances under the agricultural credit
to banks, bankers or trust companies,
provided the loans mature in six
months and carry no privilege of re
newal. The rate, according to an
nouncement by the corporation, will
apply also on loans to cattle loan com
panies for feeder purposes, but they
likewise must not exceed six months in
maturity. Rates on all other classes
of advances to cattle loan companies
will remain at 6 per cent.
The department of agriculture is
perfecting an organization to adminis
ter the packers and stock yards act,
enacted by the present session of con
gress prior to its recess. Under the
provisions of the act its administration
is vested in the department of agri
culture and it will be necessary for
that department to create a new and
separate unit of administration in or
der to carry out the provisions of the
""act. In organizing" this unit special
care is being exercised to obtain men
whose knowledge of the packing and
livestock industry especially fits them
for the work.
A proposal that Charles G. Dawes
federal budget officer, be placed in
charge of a nationwide road building
and public program work was made to
the unemployment conference. Why
not Babcock?
Opinions conflicting along party
lines have been presented by majority
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and minority members of the senate
privileges and elections committee on
the Ford-Newberry 1918 senatorial
contest from Michigan. The majority
report cleared Senator Truman H.
Newberry, republican candidate, of
corruption and all other charges and
recommended that he be legally seat
ed. The democratic members asserted
that Senator Newberry was elected by
"corrupt and illegal methods and
practices" and recommended that his
seat be declared vacant. With the
filing of reports the case now goes to
the senate for final decision, which
probably will not be made for several
weeks. In the meantime, it is under
stood, Senator Newberry will not at
tend the senate sessions.
Hearings before the senate finance
committee on the tariff bill will be
resumed November 1, Chairman Boies
Penrose announces.
Attorney General Hilton Rules on Du
ties of OfficialsOffenders
Face Prosecution.
In furtherance of the campaign for
rigid enforcement of the motor vehicle
law throughout the state, Attorney
General Clifford L. Hilton this week
gave a ruling to the effect that will
ful neglect to enforce the law is
ground for removal proceedings
against offending officials as well as
prosecution of those who violate the
law. His statement added an appeal
for public support for the enforcement
Reports of numerous violations of
the auto tax laws are reaching the
capitol and those from two small cities
listed more than 100 alleged violations.
Announcing that drastic action will
be taken where necessary, Mike Holm,
secretary of state, began prompt in
vestigations of the report. He said
that reports of specific violations sent
to his office will be treated with confi
dence and receive prompt attention.
"In justice to more than 300,000
Minnesota car owners who have paid
the proper motor vehicle taxes, and to
encourage respect for the law," said
Attorney General Hilton, "all good
citizens will assist local officials by
calling their attention to violations.
Efforts to collect the taxes should be
given popular support. I am informed
that several hundred thousand dollars
will be added to the state highway
fund when delinquent license fees are
paid. Every citizen in the state is in
terested in highway development, and
by proper vigilence on the part of the
public at large jand of all_lncal af-jto the whole county.
ficeals the end desired will be at
Illiteracy in Minnesota.
Washington, D. C, October 1, 1921.
According to the census of 1920
there are 34,487 illiterate persons 1
years of age and over in the state of
Minnesota, "illiterate" meaning un
able to write. Of this tqtal 26,242 are
foreign-born whites. In the total pop
ulation 10 years of age and over tbe
percentage of illiteracy is 1.8, which,
it is gratifying to note, shows a dim
inution since 1910, when it was 3.0.
For the foreign-born whites the per
centage is 5.4.
Given in Honor of Rev. and Mrs.
Nobhs Prior to Their Leaving
for California.
A farewell party, largely attended,
was given on the evening of Septem
'ber 27 in the parlors of the Methodist
church in honor of Rev. and Mrs.
Henry Nobbs. Mrs. John Bishop pre
sided. Speeches were made i by C. L.
Jump and John Bishop, the latter pre
senting Rev. Nobbs, as a token of
esteem from the congregation, a purse
of money, and the recipient responded
a few well-chosen words, thanking
the donors for their kind remem
Many regrets were expressed that
Rev. and Mrs. Nobbs had decided to
leave Princeton and the best wishes of
the assemblage were extended for
their success in their new field of la
bor. Refreshments were served by the
ladies of the church.
Rev. and Mrs. Nobbs left Princeton
on Saturday for the Sacramento val
ley, Cal., where Mr. Nobbs will have
charge of a church.
A Generous Stranger.
A story appears in the Seattle Post
Intelligencer, accompanied by a half
tone illustration, pertaining to Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. T. Jones* of Orting, Wash.,
former residents of Princeton, to the
following effect:
A stranger one day alighted from a
stagecoacn and entered the little store
kept by Mr. and Mrs. Jones. In the
course of their conversation he asked
Mrs. Jones whether she had ever been
to the mountains,which could be plain
ly seen, snowcapped, from the store
window, and she said she had not.
Down in her heart, however, she
longed to go to those mountains, but
did not say so. The stranger departed
and a few days later Mr. and Mrs.
Jones received a letter from the man
ager of the company which has hotels
in the mountain park enclosing passes
for the stage trip to the mountain and
the best room in the hostelry, besides a
check to cover incidental expenses. So
Mr. and Mrs. Jones went to the moun
tain and had a grand and glorious
Chairman of Princeton Town 'Board
and Mayor of Village Meet on
Monday Make Appointment.
Appointment Meets With Hearty Ap-
proval of the Majority of Vot-
ers in This District.
Monday morning Henry Kunkel,
chairman of the Princeton town board,
and Robert A. Wood, the mayor ef
Princeton, met at the office of the
county auditor to appoint the succes
sor to the late Forest C. Cater. Fred
E. Newton was the choice of both
representatives and was undoubtedly
also the choice of the majority of the
voters in this commissioner district.
The late Forest C. Cater has most
ably represented this district for 13
years and it was felt that it would be
most difficult to select a competent
man as his successor. It is exceeding
ly fortunate that a man with Fred
Newton's qualifications and ability
was available and could be induced to
accept the office. He is unusually
well fitted for the appointment because
lie is in close touch with both the peo
ple in the town and the village and
will render equally good service to
all his constituents. Mr. Newton was
born on a farm about a mile and a
half northeast of Princeton xiHage
and spent his early boyhood there. He
has since then continued his interest
in farming and for several years, with
the aid of his son, L. R. Newton, has
been conducting a dairy farm of 180
acres, 100 acres of which lie in
Princeton township, and 80 in Bogus
Brook. Both his farming and busi
ness interests in the Evens Hardware
Co. bring him in close contact with
the farmers in this community and he
has first hand information in regard
to the matters that are of much im
portance to them. He has been quite
prominent in civic affairs, having
served seven years on the school board
in Princeton village and three years
on the city council. Moreover, Mr.
Newton has a wide acquaintance and
has taken much interest in all public
affairs in the county. He should
therefore be able to render good ser
vice not only to his own district but
Henry Kunkel and Robert A. Wood
are to be congratulated on the good
judgment that they displayed in act
ing so promptly in this matter and in
making an appointment that was in
accordance with the wishes- of tbe ma
jority of voters in this district,
Jess Angstman Writes.
Injrenewing his subscription to the
Union Jess Angstman of Harlem,
Mont., says, among other things:
"Out here the sheep and cattle in
dustries are having a hard time get
ting by. The freight and marketing
conditions^ combined with the meat
hogs in Chicago and other live stock
markets, seem bent toward the final
ruination of these two great enter
prises. It costs $17.50 to ship a four
year-old steer to Chicago, almost 25
per cent of what he is worth. The
same applies to sheep. They knock the
farmer off for 48 cents a bushel for
freight on wheat. In spite of these
things, however, we are getting along
as well, I guess, as the majority of
states. Our banks are beginning to
show signs of returned stability
Some of them have had a hard siege
some have taken involuntary vaca
tions, as they have in other states,
but as a rule they have begun to come
"My prediction is that the New
York Nationals will win the world's
series^ that "Fatty" Arbuckle will be
acquitted that A. C. Townley will
continue to "gather in the sheaves" in
spite, even^ of the Union's attitude
toward him, and that there are a lot
of republicans who are itching for
a chance to scratch the democratic
ticket the next time they have an op
Law on Weed Cutting.
Section 4 of chapter 320, laws of
1921, reads as follows:
"The governing board of each town,
village, borough or city, shall, at the
expense of such municipality, cause all
noxious weeds standing or growing
upon any public road or highway
therein to be cut down between the
first day of June and the 15th day of
October, following as often as neces
sary to prevent the ripening and scat
tering of seed of noxious weeds."
This law is obligatory and a penalty
consequently attaches for failure to
carry out its provisions.
Suspicion Rests on Herb.
We 'are told that Herb Gates has
arranged his beehives in a circle and
erected a small building in the center,
also that his neighbors are curious to
fincl out for what purpose he intends
using the house. In the daytime, of
course, marauders would dare not go
into that house for Herb's bees are
antagonistic to strangers, and
o'nights, it is said, he intends having
a bulldog on the premises. Herb told
us at one time that every Bee in his
apiary knows him, either, by sight'or
smellhe does not know whichand
never sting him. "In fact," he said,
"when I call some of the oldtimers by
name, such as Susie, Josephine, Cleo
patra, they immediately respond and
rub noses withr me. BeW *re easily
trained when you understand their
characteristics. In the smarming sea.
son they sometimes alight on me in
myriads, and I merely Jhanove them
with my bare hands and place them in
new hives, where, they are always con
Campfire Girls Taking Long Hikes.
The campfire girls know that these
beautiful autumn days cannot last for
ever and now is the time to get out
in .the woods and enjoy some of the
gorgeous coloring which will fade
away all too quickly. Just recently
Madge Whitney, Dorothy Ross, Katy
Abrahamson, Christina ^Davis and
Dagma Anderson hiked to Milaca.
The girls greatly enjoyed the tramp
but preferred to patronize the bus on
the return trip.
A campfire girl has to-meet certain
requirements before she is entitled to
wear a ceremonial gown, which of
course is a privilege coveted by every
member of the organization. One of
these provisions, for^the senior camp,
states that each candidate shall have
walked 48s-miles
in four days. Madge
Whitney and Katy Abrahamson have
this socre to their credit, having just
recently performed this feat.
There are three classes of campfire
girls in Princeton. The members of
the senior organization are Dorothy
Ross, Dagma Anderson, Katy Abra
hamson, Christina Davis, Bona Wilkes,
Florence Miller, Beulfch Mathis, Mary
Ellenbaum and Madge Whitney. Mrs.
W. A. Gfrerer is their guardian.
Was Widely Known as a Financier and
PoliticianFormerly 'Super
intendent of\ Blanks.
Albert H. Turrittn), former state
superintendent of banks and widely
known in financial and political cir
cles, died last Saturday night at the
Eitel hospital, Minneapolis, after a
sudden collapse in the "afternoon of
the same day. Acute gastric poison
ing is declared to be the cause of
death and the only clue is that de
ceased was suffering from stomach
trouble and said he had been advised
to nave an X-ray examination of that
organ. It is thought possible that be
took barium sulphidt^jMtaadly poison,
in mistake for bariom ^sulphate, which
is taken preliminary to such an ex
amination. However, chemical exam
inationfis being made of the contents
of the stomach to learn the nature Of
the poison.
Funeral services were held on Tues
day at the residence in Minneapolis,
with the Scottish Rite Masons in
charge, and the body was taken to
Royalton, Mr. Turrittin's former home,
for interment.
Mr. Turrittin was 47 years of age
and a native of Minnesota. His par
ents were James B. and Wilhelmina
Turrittin, pioneers of southern Minne
sota. He was born July 12, 1874. Af
ter completing the courses in the local
schools he entered the normal school at
Mankato, from which he Was a gradu
ate in 1894. Teaching engaged his at
tention for the next ten years and
he was successively assistant principal
at Kasota, principal at Motley, princi
pal at St. Clair and superintendent of
schools at Royalton. While a resident
of Royalton he became interested in
banking and abandoned teaching "to
become a banker. He was president
of the Merchants bank at Royalton,
president of the First National bank
of the same city, cashier of the bank
of Rice, at Rice, and president of the
Benton County bank at Sauk Rapids.
Contemporaneously with his banking
activities he. took an active part in
civic affairs, serving terms as presi
dent of the village council of Rice and
president of the council of Sauk Rap
ids. While engaged in teaching he
was active in the affairs of the Minne
sota Educational association, serving
as secretary of the graded school di
vision and in other capacities. Mr.
Turrittin became prominent in state
politics in 1914, when he engineered
the campaign of J. A. O. Preus for the
state auditorship in the memorable
contest with Henry Rines and won the
battle. Upon the resignation of Kel
sey Chase as state superintendents of
banks, Mr. Turrittin was appointed to
the position. He resigned this office
to become treasurer of the federal
land bank, and shortly after quit his
post to become presidential- the Lin
coln National bank of Minneapolis, of
which he was one of the chief orga
nizers. He retired from the bank to
become private secretary to his old
friend, Governor Preus. The job
proved irksome, however, and he re
signed again to devote himself to
private affairs, including the two fi
nancial corporations of which he was
president. He is survived by his wife,
who was Miss Bessie Lonsdale Bouck
of Royalton, Minn., to whom he was
married in 1905 three children, Hugh
aged 15, Phyllis 10, and Joyce 2
three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Andregg, St.
Paul Mrs. F. B. Crossfield, Kasota,
and Mrs. R. R. Dragoo, Sauk Rapids
two brothers, Arthur Turrittin, St.
Paul, and Frank Turritin, a banker at
Sturgeon Lake.
Sworn in as Member of Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners to Succeed
theXate F. C. Cater.
Of County Board at Its Regular
Monthly Session in Milaca on
Tuesday, October 4.
On Tuesday the Mille Lacs county
board of commissioners-met in regular
monthly session in ine basement of
the Milaca school house and disposed
of the following business which came
up for consideration:
Fred J. Newton, appointed on the
board last Monday to succeed the late
F. C. Cater, was duly sworn in by
County Auditor Walter Peltier, took
his seat and entered into the delibera
tions. During the 'progress of the
proceedings Mr. Newton was appoint
ed custodian of the court house at
Princeton and a member of the county
home committee.
Several school petitions were pre
sented, the petitioners praying to be
set off with their lands from one dis
trict to another, and the hearings
thereon were set for December 6.
Prelimianry arrangements were
made for a bond issue of approximate
ly $7,500 to take up warrants on ditch
No. 11 in Borgholm township.
The board checked up the road and
bridge work for the past season.
A number of applications for tax
abatement and correction were con
sidered, some of which were allowed
and others referred back to the county
commissioners of the districts in which
the applicants reside for investigation.
The plat of the resurvey of section
33, Greenbush township, together with
a statement of the total cost of said
resurvey, was presented by Surveyor
Garrison, accepted by the board and
an order of assessment made.
County Attorney Doane was in
structed to check up the depository
bonds of banks and see that all such
bonds with-personal sureties bear the
signatures of at least five resident
freeholders of the county of Mille Lacs
as provided by law.
The auditing of a number of bills
and disposal of small routine work
concluded the business of the session
|ndTtne"BSaxd^adjourned toTuesday,
November 1.
Local Potato Market More Active.
Greater activity has prevailed at the
potato warehouses during the past
few days, largely due to the fact that
there has been an appreciable advance
in price, $1.60 to $1.70 being paid for
white stock and $1.20 to $1.30 for .red
an advance of 20 cents per cwt on
white stock and 10 cents on red above
last week's quotations. The outside
demand is still light and very few cars
have consequently left this point dur
ing the past seven days.
Many farmers are still digging po
tatoes. Some of them are storing part
and selling part to the warehousemen,
while others are storing the whole
crop awaiting an advance in price
which they believe will soon come.
Land Clearing Demonstrations.
Land clearing demonstrations will
be given by a fleet of trucks furnished
by the university extension division,
at Isle, on Wednesday, October 12, on
the John Hartson farm, 3 miles south
of town on the Wilson highway on
the N. P. Pearson farm, on October
13, south of Onamia. Every modern
way of blasting, piling and clearing
land will' be demonstrated. Picric
acid will be used. Everyone interest
ed should spend a day with them. Re
member the dates, October 12 and 13.
Dorcas Ladies' Supper.
The roast chicken supper given by
the Dorcas ladies in the dining room
of the Congregational church last
night was attended by a large con
course of people? all of whom could
scarcely do other than enjoy the well
prepared viands. It was a feast of
plenty and the ladies are entitled to
credit for their expert cooking abili
ties and the splendid service rendered.
Let us have more of such feasts.
Eastern Star Meets.
The Kedron chapter of the Eastern
Star last Monday evening held .the
first meeting that has been called
since the summer recess. A large
number of members were present. The
business session was followed by a
most pleasant social hour devoted to
cards and dancing.
Second Carload of Acid Received.
County Agent Hammargren reports
that the second carload of picric acid
has been received at Onamia. There
has been a great demand for this ex
plosive, particularly among the set
tlers in the northern section of the
Boys' and Girls' Club Results.
The boys and girls of Mille Lacs
county made a grand showing at the
state fair. Lloyd Bisso took first in
exhibiting his pig. and fifth place for
the animal. The judging team took
tenth and fifteenth place respectively.
The team consisted of John Droogsma
and Theo Noeske.
Twenty-two boys finished in the
pig club. Lloyd Bisso of Princeton
took first, which entitles him to a free
trip to the state fair next year. Wil
fred Johnson of Pease was awarded a
free trip to the state fair next year
on the record of his work. This work
gives the boys and girls a good op
portunity to get pointers on hog rais
The calf club had three members.
Miss Ella Neumann of Princeton took
firstr which entitles her to a free trip
to the junior livestock show.
Any boy or girl, from 10 to 18 years
old, who would like to join should get
in touch with "this office at once.
W. F. Mammargren,
County Agent.
Evening to Discuss Weighing of
Potatoes and Dockage.
A mass meeting will be held in the
Princeton armory on Friday evening,
October 8, at eight o'clock, to discuss
the method of weighing potatoes that
are marketed here and determining
the amount of dockage that is to be
made for dirt, etc. All the farmers
who market their potatoes in Prince
ton are urged to attend this meeting.
While the potato yield is rather light
in this vicinity every farmer knows
that this crop is going to furnish a
large portion of his income for the
ensuing year. It is therefore very im
portant that a satisfactory agreement
be reached with the buyers at the be
ginning of the marketing season in re
gard to the matter of weighing the
potatoes and the scheme of dockage
to be adopted.
Mass Meeting in the Armory Friday be graded in order that farmers may
haul heavy loads^to such scale. He
In Princeton, as in nearby towns,
there has for sometime been a demand
fdr a community scale. Several of
the adjoining towns have for some
time been supporting such a scale and
in every case it is reported to give
satisfaction. If a community or vil
lage scale can be operated satisfac
torily in Pine City, Cambridge,
Isanti, North Branch, Elk River
and Zimmerman, it can be in
Princeton. The farmers who market
their produce in Princeton, with some
assistance from the business men in
tpwn, have installed our community
scale at a cost of approximately $3,-
000. No one, this year xt least, wishes'*
to invest* that^amount of money in a
useless article. The scale is installed,
it is the finest article of its kind in
town, and now some agreement should
be made between the buyers and
sellers whereby every farmer will find
it profitable to weigh his potatoes on
this scale. In Princeton, as in other
towns, it will be necessary for the
farmers and buyers to agree upon
some scheme of determining the
amount of dockage that it is necessary
to make for the dirt and culls
and this mass meeting has been ar
ranged for that purpose.
The officers of the company have
called the meeting. They wish to
state that an invitation to be present
is extended to every farmer who has
Princeton as his market town, to all
the potato buyers and other business
men in town and anyone else who is
interested in the matters to be dis
Excellent Livestock Showing and Mag
nificent Exhibits by Town
ships of the County.
The Sherburne County fair, held at
Elk River last week, attracted a large
concourse of people and none ap
peared to be dissatisfied. There were
excellent exhibits of livestock and
vegetables, and the women did them
selves proud in the magnificent dis
plays in their departments. Baldwin,
Elk River (Homecroft), Livonia and
Blue Hill had remarkably good town
ship exhibits which, when judged,
were given places in the order above
enumeratedBaldwin first, etc. But
these displays were so close in com
petition that the judges found less
than 100 points between any of them.
The farmers and their wives are en
titled to much credit for getting to
gether such excellent collections.
The livestock display was especially
good this year. There were fully 25
per cent more cattle on display than
at any previous exhibit. The boys'
and girl's babjr beef club made a fine
showing. The entries in the swine de
partment trebled those of last year
and some high-grade animals were
In the butter contest for Wright and
Sherburne counties, the Victory cream
ery at Santiago took first prize with
a score of 94%. Hanover creamery of
Wright county was second with a
score of 94^4 and the Elk River cream
ery came just a shade lower with 94
No new buildings had been erected
on the grounds, since the-fair manage
ment had devoted all its resouces and
energies to conducting an extensive
advertising campaign and in producing
the best fair in the history of ^Sher
burne county. The several delega
tions from Princeton that attended the
fair pronounced it a marked success
in every ^respect.
VOLUME 45, NO. 4%
4 3S&T-
Louis Normandin Asks That the Ap-vf
proaches to Scale be Placed J#3$
in Better Condition. '^i
The Community Scale Designated Of*"
ficial Weighing Place of Vil-
lage and Vicinity.
The village council convened in reg
ular monthly session last night with'
all members in attendance and dis
posed of the following business:
Louis Normandin ^appeared before
the council and asked that the streets
in proximity to the community scale
said that the streets are not at present
in good condition.
Councilman Newton moved that the
council view the streets referred to by
Mr. Normandin with a view of rem
edying the defects by placing such
streets in good condition. The mo
tion was unanimously carried.
T. F. Scheen askeo* that some means
be taken to carry off the water from
his property. He said that for a con
siderable period of time, whensoever
it rained, he had been compelled to
build bridges in order to get in and
out of his house. During such times,
he added, the water came up over the
steps of his porch and came near
flooding him out. A motion that, with
the consent of other property owners
in the locality, a catch basin be in
stalled to drain the street so as to take
off the overflow water, carried.
Councilman Newton moved that
"we designate the farmers' community
scale as the official scale of* Princeton
and vicinity, also that the weighmas
ter be requested to give a $2,500 bond,,
and that we ask all owners of scales
in the village streets to refrain from
doing^ public weighing," and the mo
tion was unanimously adopted.
Miss Leah Barskey, county nurse,
requested the council to take whatso
ever steps it deemed necessary to ex
clude improper dances in public places.
Upon motion the president appointed
Councilman Jones as a committee of
one to see that no improper dancing
is permitted in the places mentioned.
Councilman Newton submitted His
resignation from the municipal body,
which was read, but before "it was
acted upon he asked the other mem
bers of the council to continue placing
cinders on the street near the Method
ist church, and also asked them never
to grant the Elk River Power & Light
company permission to make an ad
vance in rates.
Councilman Ross then moved that
Mr, Newton's resignation be accepted
and that he be tendered a vote of
thanks for his past good services. The
motion prevailed.
The council then proceeded to elect
a new member to succeed Fred J.
Newton. Three names were suggest-
edChas. E. Klatt, A. E. Allen and
Fred Manke. Mr. Klatt's name was
placed in nomination and he was
unanimously elected.
President Wood suggested that an
officer patrol the streets of the village
from '6 q.'clock Saturday nights to 6
o'clock Sunday mornings and* arrest
all disorderly persons. Marshal Young
agreed to perform this duty.
The session concluded with the al
lowance of a batch of bills.
The National Dairy Show.
This show, which will be held at the
state fair grounds from October 8 to
15, will, from present indications, be
the greatest exposition ever seen in
America. There will be assembled the
finest dairy cattle in the world, dairy
demonstrations and dairy machinery.
There will be a horse show-every even
ing, boys' and girls' judging contests
and scores of other features.
From an educational standpoint the
show promises to be invaluable to all
who are interested in agricultural pur
suits, and all farmers who can so
do should attend and take their fam
ilies with them. The admission to the
show will be only 50 cents and there
will be reduced rates on the railroads.
Remember, the show opens next Sat
urday, October 8.
Weighmaster Now Busy.
Victor Ossell, the weighmaster at
the community scale, reports that
Monday he weighed 8 loads, Tuesday
13, and Wednesday, 26. Mrr" Ossell
states that the scale has not yet been
tested but it seems to check up with,
other scales in town and he believes it
gives the accurate weight. Of course
it will be tested as soon as the ser
vices of the state inspector can be
Milaca Wins.
The high school football team went
to Milaca last Friday with intention
of winning the game. They were
beaten 52 to 0. Our team being out
weighed*2 to 1 and not so well
equipped, could not resist their ad
vancements. Cambridge team plays
here at the fair grounds tomorrow

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