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Travel is One-Fourth Greater Than in
1920 and Three Times the 1916
Average, Census Discloses.
Commissioner Babcock Announces Re-
sults and Points Out Importance
of Road Development.
Following are figures giving trunk
highway comparisons:
VehiclesDaily averages 1920: Au
tomobiles, 377 motor trucks, 24
wagons, 20 buggies, 14 total 435.
VehiclesDaily averages 1921: Au
tomobiles, 509 motor trucks, 32
wagons, 15 buggies, 9 total, 565.
Minnesota trunk highways are car
rying an average of 565 vehicles a
daymore than 26 per cent increase
over the daily average of 435 last
year and more than three times as
many as five years ago, Charles M.
Babcock, state highway commissioner,
announced this week. The statement
was based upon the returns in the an
nual traffic census made the week of
August 28 by highway department ob
servers at 137 stations or observation
points in various localities.
Following are figures showing the
average daily traffic on state trunk
roads serving Princeton:
Trunk highway No. 3Automobiles,
1,377 passenger busses, 12 trucks,
heavy and light, 59 wagons 10 bug
gies, 7 total, 1,465 as against 1,252
in 1920.
Trunk highway No. 18Automo-
biles, 592 passenger busses, 8 trucks,
16 wagons, 29 buggies, 53 total,
698, as against 561 1920.
Highway No. 3 is the Jefferson and
No. 18 the Scenic.
Commissioner Babcock, commenting
briefly on the general result, says:
"Tremendous increases in the volume
of traffic on Minnesota highways sim
ply show the importance of pushing
the building of better roaas with all
possible speed. Our roads, like those
in other states, are ten years behind
the demands of traffic, as is proved
by the census figures. The returns
make a forceful argument for speed
ing highway development and backing
its claim for popular public support."
Traffic engineers made comparisons
with traffic census figures for previous
years and found that the daily average
of 435 vehicles for 1920 was 79 per
cent that of 347 for 1919 was 61 per
cent that of 276 for 1918 was 49 per
cent that of 231 for 1917 was 41 per
cent and that of 174 for 1916 was 31
per cent, or less than one-third as
large as that for the present season.
The engineers noted further that
motor vehicles, which outnumbered
horse-drawn rigs about 11 to 1 in the
1920 figures, predominate now on a
22 to 1 ratio. Increases of 37 per cent
in the number of passenger cars and
30 per cent in trucks are shown, to-
The Most Solemn Funeral.
The most solemn military fu
neral in the history of the Unit
ed States will be that held in
Washington and at Arlington ceme
tery, November 11, the third anni
versary of the signing of the armis
tice. This funeral ceremony will mark
the burial of an unidentified enlisted
man, one of the
gether with decreases of 21 per cent service men, attention! Our post of-
in the number of wasjons and 4C per ficers are wire cutters and high ex
cent in buggies on trunk routes. plosive shells when it comes to burst
ing led tape. If you need a smoke
eater to blast your way to back pay,
compensation, insurance claims, travel
allowance, or need help in any way,
see our post adjutant or commander
without delay.
Changes in Tax Assessments.
The state board of equalization has
made the following increases over the
assessors' returns for Mille Lacs Coun
Horses, mules and assesUnder 1
year, 10 per cent 1 year and under Crookston legionaires will combine
2, 10 per cent 16 years and over, 10 their Armistice day celebration with a
percent stallions, fine bred mares and three-day legion winter carnival, No-
race horses, 20 per cent. vember 10, 11 and 12. Stillwater plans
CattlePure bred, under 1 year, 20 a Washington county legion reunion
per cent grade under 1 year, 50 per on Armistice day, including a chow
cent pure'orci, 1 year and under 2, lme leading to some of the best rations
40 per cent grade cattle 1 year and *rmy men ever attacked. At Mora the
under 2, 20 pei cent pure bred 2 years service men and their relatives will
and under 3, 40 per cent grade cat- enjoy a banquet and dance. Wadena,
tie 2 years and under 3, 20 per cent Mapleton, and Wabasha have similar
pure bred cows, 25 per cent pure
bred bulls, 30 per cent, grade bulls,
20 per cent.
SheepUnder 3 months, 50 per
cent three months and over, 40 per
HogsUnder 3 months, 20 per cent
3 months and over, 33 1-3 per cent.
DogsOf all ages, 50 per cent.
Farnvtools and machinery 20 per
Goods and merchandise of whole
sale merchants and jobbers10 per
Goods and merchandise of retail
merchants10 per cent.
First National bank of Milaca,
$2,084 Milaca state bank, $2,204
Milaca Security State bank, $1,705.
s4,765,071 who served
in the United States armed forces dur
ing the world war. The military hon
ors accorded this unknown soldier will
be those prescribed for one bf the
rank of general.
Buttermakers' Convention.
At the annual convention of the Na
tional Creamery Buttermakers' asso
ciation, held in St. Paul last week,
Professor M. M. Mortenson of Ames,
Iowa, was elected president Albert
Ericlpon of Amery, Wis., and J. L.
Jensen of White Lake, S. t. vice pres
idents Emil Oman of Stockholm,
Minn., secretary-treasurer.
Good news for Minnesota legionaires
and members of the legion auxiliary.
Their teamwork and co-operation with
department headquarters has won for
them from all the railroads in Min
nesota a rate of one cent per rniTe to
Kansas City and return for all legion
members 'and the dependent members
of their families. Reduced fare certif
icates necessary to obtain this low
rate to Kansas City should be secured
through the local legion adjutant or
direct from legion state adjutant, St.
Paul. This certificate, when presented
to the local ticket agent, secures pur
chase of a ticket to Kansas City and
return at one cent per mile. You may
ride in day coaches, chair cars or pull
mans, but of course there will be the
usual extra charge for chair or sleep
ing car service. Ask local ticket agent
to be sure to have the low rate instruc
tions, so he will have no hesitancy
about granting this new low rate when
the time for your trip arrives. The
new low rate to the legion national
convention is available from midnight,
October 27, to midnight, November 5,
by which time the! trip must be com
pleted. No extensions or stopovers
are allowed. Trip must be made by
most direct route.
"All aboard for the Minnesota le
gion special!" the Rock Island conduc
tor will sing out Sunday morning, Oc
tober 30. The legion band will burst
forth, "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All
Here," and off we go to the biggest
convention in history to march in the
big parade of 50,000 legionaires be
hind Marshal Foch and General Persh
ing. The special leaves Minneapolis
at 8:30 a. m., St. Paul at 9:10 a. m.
Requests for hotel accommodations
at Kansas City should be sent to le
gion state adjutant through local le
gion adjutant or direct. Minnesota
headquarters has made reservations
for 1,200, but more than this number
may attend, so get request in without
Theodore Roosevelt was the friend
of every buddy who wore the uniform
during the great war. If he had had
his wish he would have fought and
died at our side. Sixty-thre^ years
ago on October 27, Theodore Roosevelt
was born. So on that date every le
gion post in America will organize a
celebration of its own, or take part in
any local celebration that may be
staged by other lodges. National
Commander Emory urges every legion
aire to honor the memory of Theo
dore Roosevelt.
Reports from Minnesota_legion posts
show that they are on the job to see
that their ex-service buddies get jus
tice. Of course, the big task falls to
the "big three" legion bureaus in St.
Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth, but
some of the smaller towns have legion
aires who are far from asleep. This
circular letter sent out by A. C. Han
son post of Tyler is a sample: "Ex-
nlans, so has Pine City. Practically
every Minnesota legion post is busy
with Armistice day plans for rejoicing.
More than 30,000 Americans will
rest forever in the soil of France.
They will lie near the battlefields
where they fell fighting for Old Glory,
and about them the Stars and Stripes
will forever wave. On Armistice day
legionaires of Minnesota will take part
in the solemn two-minute period of
silent remembrance in connection with
the burial of an unknown American
soldier in Arlington cemetery, as di
rected by President Harding.
Not Wholly Wicked.
If a man goes to sleep on the streets
of Detroit and he is a well-dressed,
prosperous looking person, one would
say that his chances of being robbed
constitute a risk that would not be
taken by the most reckless insurance
company that ever was organized.
Nevertheless a man, described as a
millionaire, dropped to sleep on Michi
gan avenue in front of the Cadillac
hotel the other night and woke up
with 40 cents in the hat which he had
rested upon his knees. Inste?d of
falling in with thieves he had been
mistaken for a blindman by various
kind-hearted people who gave nickels
to him and passed on with hearts of
pity. The wickedness of great cities
is too often dwelt upon. Thehumanity
of great cities is worth thinking about
once in a while.Detroit Free Press.
We learn wisdom from failure much
more than from success. We often
discover what will do by finding out
what will not do, and probably he who
never made a mistake never made a
discovery.Samuel Smiles..
To Observe Armistice Day.
The American legion post of this
city is making arrangements for a
big time on Armistice day, November
11. Negotiations are under way with
Manager 'Behrndt of the United thea
ter for the use of the house for the
showing of a special production, the
proceeds after expenses have been
met to go to the local organization.
Cambridge North Star.
Inducement to Secure Members.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Itasca county farm bureau, held last
Friday afternoon, a resolution was
passed which will make it easier for
the local units in the county to secure
members, by giving an incentive to do
so. The sum of $2.50 from the initia
tion fee of each new member will be
left in the treasury of the local society
for use there, while the unit will also
keep 50 cents from the annual dues
of each member. This will provide a
small but sufficient working capital
for each local unit in the county to pay
running expenses.Grand Rapids
Meets Tragic End.
Victor Swanson, a farmer of Burns,
was found Monday in a small lakev
badly tangled up in a wire fence and
with his head lying beneath the water,
showing that he had drowned, al
though the water was said to be only
two or three feet deep. The man had
been missing since the night before
Details as" to how he came to his death
have not been learned. The Anoka
county coroner was summoned and
took charge of the body. Mr. Swan
son was well known in Burns and Elk
River, having come here to do his
trading. He is survived by his wife.
Sherburne County Star News.
Foley Potato Association.
The Foley Potato Shipping associa
tion, organized last year, is doing a
booming business. To date over thirty
carloads of potatoes have been taken
in, while last year at this time they
had shipped out only seventeen cars.
As the potato crop is generally re
ported short this association has de
cided to screen their potatoes some
what different from the usual meth
od, using a 1^-inch screen in place of
the usual 1%-mch. In this way they
are able to save about 40^ pO unds on ._
a 2700 pound load, which would be I love", true~mother "lovTtt"
equivalent to over 20 cents per hun
dred on, the whole load. On a load of
small-sized potatoes the difference
would of course be still greater. As
the potato crop is reported short they
have been able to sell the potatoes
practically as well as if they were run
over a larger screen.
The association has done most of
Its Own selling this year, though some
cars have been assigned^to the Minne
sota Potato exchange to good advan
tage. Collections have been better
than last year and the farmers have
not been forced to wait for returns as
long as they did last year.Foley In
Kanabec County Paultry Show.
The Kanabec County Poultry asso
ciation held a meeting at the Kanabec
county farm bureau office in this vil
lage Monday evening, the purpose of
which was to decide upon the place of
holding the show and naming the
dates on which the meeting would be
held. The committee decided that it
would be held on the 10th, 11th and
12th of January and Grasston was se
lected as the place, if a suitable build
ing could be secured.Kanabec Coun
ty Times.
Times Have Changed.
"Do the boys in Crimson Gulch shoot
on sight the way they used to?"
"No," replied Cactus Joe. "Us des
peradoes are all tamed down. We're
afraid to get out in the street and act
reckless for fear we'll be mistook for
film actors."London Opinion.
Of Course Not.
WiggI am thoroughly convinced
that we never hear the best things
that are said about us.
WaggOf course not. We are dead,
We loan you money in order to make settlement of your obliga-
tions which may "come due this fall, or for the renewal of your farm
mortgage which may come due during the next few months.
Everyone Should Subscribe to the
Building Fund fo* Home for g
Crippled Children.
~{*ciiildren of^Pain" is the title*given
to the crippled, yet smiling, inmates
of the state hospital for crippled chil
dren, St. Paul There are 200 of them
there now and more than 225
others in just as bad physical condi
tion throughout the sta^te waiting for
During the lifetime of Michael
Dowling, Olivia banker, who died re
cently from overwork in the interests
o the crippled in body, work for
and among crippled children was his
On his death, his closest friends in
casting about for a memorial obtained
a letter he had written in which he
said "the plight of the crippled child
is beyond conception. Dumb with the
agony of 'being different' they are apt
to become crippled in the mind as well
as the body and when that happens
society has lost a valuable ally and
gained a bitter enemy."
With that as a guiding star they
have decided on an^ addition to the
state hospital for crippled children in
St. Paul and, in order to permit the
thousands of friends of Mike Dowling
to add their mite to a memorial that
would be just what he would want,
decided to open thcTsubscription books
last Monday, ^October 17.
The proposed addition will care for
the children now in the state who need
this care and will reclaim not only
their poor maimed bodies but also
their neglected minds.
Hundreds of children have been re
ceived at the hospital since its open
ing in 1911 and have since been dis
charged cured of their physical ail
ments and educated in mind.
Thirty of the best orthopedic spe
ciahsts in the state are on the staff
of the hospital and, when the memo
rial addition is built, will take care of
these patients also. They give their
services gratis to these children.
Everything that can be done is be
ing done to alleviate their condition
and all the work is under the general
supervision of the superintendent,
Miss Elizabeth McGregor. Miss Mc
Gregor is "mother" to these children,
many of whom are orphans or have
lost one of their parents.
She knows everyone by their first
name and always has a cheery word
and a pat on the head for them. She
is never too busy to stop and hear
I their childish confidences and her
is too, per
meates the entire staff.
The Minnesota Editorial association,
the Minnesota Bankers' association
and the Elks of Minnesota have taken
the fund into their hands and ask the
people of the state to help.
"Dollars in themselves mean noth
ing, it is .only the manner in which
they are spent that gives thtem life"
was a favorite plea of Dowling when
-asking for funds.' for various enter
prises concerning, the welfare of crip
If the people of the state will add
their mite to the $25,000 already
raised by private subscription, the
$100,000 fund to be raised will care
adequately^ for the hundreds of chil
dren who need help and need it now.
"Help us to help them" is the slogan.
A Businesslike Administration.
The report of State Treasurer Rines
on the money paid out in the month of
September in the Trunk Highway
fund, which is a correct index for the
other months of the year, shows how
it is being expended in Commissioner
Babcock's department.
Administration, $4,788.45 construc
tion, $858,874.47 maintenance, $287,-
885.57 equipment, $51,963.32.
The total amount is near a million
and a quarter dollars, and of this
amount less than five thousand goes
to the administrative officers, which
included commissioners, engineers and
clerks. Most of the million dollars
went to labor in building permanent
highways, arid building and care of
other trunk highway roads.
There- seems to be an impression
that only a small part of the money
goes into actual road work, and the
statement has been made and repeated
that only 25 cents of every dollar
is actually used for road building. The
Liberal prepayment privilege allows ANY ONE OR MORE of
these notes to be paid AT ANY TIME, less a discount on the face of
the installment note for the time to run, should the same be paid be-
fore it comes due.
Should you pay a number of installments before they come due,
you then would have that number of years to wait until the next in-
stallment becomes due. Or in the meantime more installments can
be paid.
Write or phone us for more information.
Telephone 33F30.
absurdity of this is shown by the above
figures. .Less than five thousand dol
lars In arf expenditure of a million and
a quarter for ^overhead" is a better
showing than is made by any business
or manufacturing concern in the coun
try. ThTe highway commission is one
branch of public service that is con
ducted on strictly business principles.
St. Cloud Journal-Press.
Princeton Loses.
The Princeton football squad played/
Anoka on our grounds Friday after
noon. The score was 54 to Q4n
of Anoka. This is the largest score
by which our team has been beaten
during the season.
Erickson and Sampson, as ends,
made good tackles against Anoka,
and when Princeton had the ball
Reichard and Johnson made good
gains through its line. There were
not enough of these, however, to make
a touchdown, but Anoka had to work
hard to keep our team back.
"The heavier they aTe the harder
they fall," proved to be true when
some of our good tacklers brought the
big Anoka men to earth. Two or
three of their men were hurt or
knocked out in this way.
Though we hoped for victory from
Anoka, now we pat them on the back
and say, "Get Milaca!" We are look
ing anxiously for the outcome be
tween Milaca and Anoka.
Tomorrow Princeton plays at the
Elk River gridiron to fight the squad
of that place.
An Old Saying Reversed.
Associate Justice Day of the Unit
ed States supreme court is long on
law, but somewhat short in- stature,
and the zeal with which he has pur
sued the legal^lf^im* to its lair in
dusty books and tomtS has dried his
kindly face a bit. %e has a son, Rufus
Day, who is probably twice as big as
ho is physically.
The associate justice took the son
up to the supreme court and intro
duced him to the other members of
the tribunal. Chief Justice White was
about the last man they ran into. The
chief justice, with an exceedingly kind
twinkle in his eye, looked up from the
small spare figure of the father to
that big form of the son. "Well,"
said he with a smile, "I see your son
is a block off the old chip."National
Special Meeting of Princeton Unit.
The members of the Princeton farm
bureau unit are asked to meet at the
village hall on next Saturday after
noon, October 22, at 2:30. This special
meeting has been called to select a
man to represent Princeton township
on the board of directors of the Mille
Lacs County Agricultural association.
26 Times a Year
Your Battery
Needs Attention
Batteries are all alike in this:
they all should have water put
in every other week26 times a
But every make of battery is
different in the way it is built in
side. Only onethe Willard
Threaded Rubber Batteryhas
Willard Threaded Rubber Insu
lation between the plates.
-If you want less troubleless worry
and more miles of uninterrupted ser
vice per dollardrop inI
Princeton Battery Co.
Successors to Erickson Battery Co.
Princeton, Minn.
Kings of the Ring Arrested.
Scientific pugilists, officials and'all
promoters connected with the Gibbons
O'Dowd middleweight boxing* match
scheduled to be held at Wichita, Kan.,
were placed under arrest by the sher
iff's office on instructions from Attor
ney General Richard J. Hopkins. They
are charged with violating the state
boxmg law.
^Mike Gibbons and Mike O'Dowd are
technically charged with training and
preparing for a match at which com
pensation was to be received and ad
mission charged.
Jess Willard, former heavyweight
boxing champion, and referee for the
match, with other officials, was also
arrested, as were several of the pro
moters. They are charged with aid
ing and abetting the preparations for
the match.
Were all states to proceed in like
manner the days of the prize fights in
this country would soon come to an
end and good-for-nothing pugS who
make fat livings in the ring have to
go to work or starve.
Good Suggestion.
The 'phone company might issue a
directory showing what wrong num
ber to call to get the right one.Har
risburg Patriot.
Auction Calendar.
October 26On farm of G. Postma,
6 miles north and three-quarters of a*
mile west of Princeton.
The following auctjon sales are ad
vertised in this week's Union:
Hereafter I will keep my Photo Studio open Friday
evenings from 7:15 till 10 o'clock. Also open Saturdays from
9 a. m.^till 5 p. m. This arrangement will make it more con-
venient for all the business people of Princeton as I cannot
very well arrange to be at the studio on Sundays.
Sittings made in the evening, when using the Butler Photo
Light, are as fine as though they were made in the best day-
light in the month of June. Have your portraits made now.
Prices have been cut one-third and more.
Office Hours: 7:15 to 10 Friday evenings, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Saturdays.
Best soda crackers, lb.
1 lb. package cocoa
Prepared spaghetti, can
Bulk coffee, lb
Grapenuts, package
Cream of Wheat, package
10 lb. pail syrup 55c
Tomatoes, per can |5c
Mixed cookies, lb |J)c
Lenox soap, bar 4c
1 lb. can salmon |5c
Lard substitute,^ J5c
5 lb pail Blue Flame coffee, Saturday only $1.65
Fancy Box Apples on Sale Saturday
Another big deal on Coffee Saturday
Men's fleeced union suits, per suit $1.50
Do not let anyone tell you they have underwear to
sell "just as good" as Munsingwear, because it
has no equal. We sell Munsingwear.
One lot ladies' dresses HALF PRICE
You can buy a good ladies' Winter Coat tfOQ A
now at i$LdfJfJ\)
^October 21On the farmjof H. J.
Lowell, 1 mile est of Princeton.
October 24On farm of C. Bulliegh,
4% miles northwest of Princeton.
October 28On farm of Herman
Hedtke, 4% miles southwest of Prince
October 31On old Jesmer farm,
7 miles west of Princeton.
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
Triumphs $1.75 $2 05
Ohios $1.00 $1.25
Rose and Kings $1.15 $1.30
Cobblers $1.35 $1.40
Burbanks $135 $1.40
Round Whites $1.35 $1.40
Russets $1.50 @$1.60
(Thesa quotations are for 100 lbs.)
WheatNo. 1 $1 09
WheatNo. 2 $1.04
WheatNo. 3 94c
WheatNo. 4 84c
Wheats-No. 5 72c
Flax $1.26 $1 52
Rye 62c 65c
(These prices are subject to change
at any time.)
Fat Beeves, per lb 3c (a) 4e
Calves, per lb 5C 7c
Hogs, per cwt $4.50 $7 50
Hens, per lb 10c (5) 14c
Sheep, per lb 5c 7c
Men's full size Overalls, blue, per (M OfT
pair P-L*t
Men's Winter Overcoats, brown and (1 P* A A
grey, each tpAdAfU
Princeton, Minnesota

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