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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
Directors of Community Scale Com-
pany Call Meeting to Discuss
Financial Affairs.
Election of Officers for 1922 Post-
poned Until Meeting on Feb.
15 More Stock Sold.
Only a relatively small number of
stockholders attended the meeting
called by the directors of the scale
company on Monday afternoon. It
was most unfortunate thrt a larger
number of stockholders and others in
terested the project were not pres
ent because some important financial
matters were brought up for discus
The meeting was called to order
by the president, Louis Normandm
The report of the treasurer, Albert
Wilhelm, was read and accepted. The
figures which he presented showed
that the scale had more than paid ex
penses during the three months it had
been operation. The total receipts
from weighing for this period of time
were $26710 and the total expenses
were $20165, lervmg a balance of
$65.45 The following is the list of
expenses* Electric lights $2 00
Weighmaster's salary
187 SO
12 15
Total 20165
The total expense involved pur
chasing and installing the scale, erect
ing and equipping the scale house was
$2,096 57. The following items were
included this amount*
House scale
Freight on scale
Stove Corporation papers
1 000 beam tickets
Electrical wiring
Printing articles of incorporation
Merchandise Building material
Fee for incorporating company
Building material
$950 50
25 00
400 50
18 75
25 00
10 00
7 00
9 85
6 50
48 90
53 00
Total 2,096.74
The treasurer reported that $1,235
worth of stock had been subscribed,
but only $825 of this amount had
(Contiued on page 10.)
Farm Bureau Units in Princeton and
Greenbush 'Hold Regular
Monthly Meetings.
The monthly meeting of the Green
bush unit was held Tuesday afternoon
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Wesloh. A large number of members
were present,
Mr. Normandm had planned to have
County Agent Hammargren give a re
port of the state convention of the
farm bureau federation held last week
in St. Paul. Mr. Hammargren, how
ever, was not able to be present be
cause of illness in his family. The
greater part of the afternoon was
spent in discussing subjects of prac
tical interest to the farmers, the more
important of Which was the Christian
son rural credit amendment which will
come before the voters next November.
It was voted to hold a joint-meeting
with the Princeton unit the armory
in the second or third week of Feb
ruary. There would then be no reg
ular meeting of the Greenbush unit
next month.
After the meeting had adjourned, a
delicious lunch was served by the la
The members of the Princeton unit
met Wednesday afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stark.
Vice Director Walter Mark presided.
Oscar Stark read the treasurer's re
port for 1921. The Princeton unit has
been most progressive during the past
year and now, even after having made
some generous contributions to worthy
causes, has a neat little sum in its
Mr. Hammargren was called upon
for a few remarks. While attending
the state farm bureau convention in
St. Paul last week, he interviewed
Miss Julia Newton, the home demon
stration leader at the state farm
school, regard to securing the ser
vices of a clothing specialist here in
Mille Lacs county. Miss Newton will
be in Princeton to speak at the joint
meeting of the Princeton and Green
bush units to be held in the armory
sometime February. She will then
probably explain to the women the na
ture of the dressmaking program that
can be carried out in this county. Ac
cording to the present plans, Miss
Newton and a clothing specialist will
spend one day in March, April and
May at some town in the county where
a sewing school will be conducted
During the latter part of the year, the
instructor will probably be able to
spend two or three days a month
the county Each unit is asked to
elect two delegates to attend this
school of instruction. These delegates
can then return to their own communi
ties and pass to their neighbors the in
formation which they have received.
The ladies of the Princeton unit
chose Mrs. Nels Lundblad and Mrs.
Walter Mark to represent them.
In speaking of the state farm bu-
reau convention in St. Paul, Mr" Ham
margren stated that it was a most
harmonious meeting. There was no
friction between different factions as
some of the reports in the daily papers
might have led one to believe. He
stated there was no contest for the
presidency because James Howard, the
retiring president, was not a candidate
for re-election.
There was some discussion concern
ing the war finance and the rural
credit loans.
It was voted to suggest February 7
as a tentative date for the joint meet
ing Princeton armory with the
Greenbush unit. The next regular
meeting of the Princeton unit will be
held March 8 at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. F. Reps.
A resolution was passed protesting
against the much discussed distnbu
tion of free seeds by the department
of agriculture. This resolution, to
gether with others, which will probab
ly be passed by the various farm bu
reau units in the county, will be sent
to Congressman Schall.
At the conclusion of the meeting the
usual good supper was served by the
Local Lodges of Odd Fellows and Re
bekahs Install Officers for
the Ensuing Year.
On Monday evening the Odd Fel
low and Rebekah lodges held their an
nual joint installation in their hall
and it was, as usual, an event of more
than passing interest. There were
many people present at the ritualis
tic ceremonieswhich were of a par
ticularly impressive nature~nd at
the supper and dance which followed.
The installation ceremomrls were
first on the program and were conduct
ed by the following installing officers
W. Manke, district deputy grand
master John Bishop, district deputy
grand warden A Gramer, district
deputy recording grand secretary
Geo. Borchard, district deputy finan
cial grand secretary Chas. Ross, dis
trict deputy grand treasurer S. J.
Smith, district deputy grand chap
lain S. E. Vandevanter, district depu
ty grand marshal.
Odd Fellows installedClair Smith,
past noble grand Archie Jones, noble
grand Aug* Chilstrom, vice grand
Albert Anderson, recording secretary
Adna J. Orton, financial secretary G.
A. Eaton, treasurer Earl Henschel,
warden Rudolph Lueckr conductor
Ejnar Jensen, chaplain John Bishop,
right supporter to noble grand H. C.
Nelson, left supporter to noble grand
E. Meyer, right supporter to vice
grand Arthur Larson, left supporter
to vice grand Andrew B. Larson,
right scene supporter Fred Heath,
left scene supporter Jas. Johnson, in
side guardian Chas. Northwoy, out
side guardian.
Rebekahs installedMrs. W. F.
Davis, past noble grand Mrs. Wm.
Steadman, noble grand Mrs. Calvin
Olson, vice grand Mrs. Carl Ness, re
cording secretary Mrs. A. J. Ander
son, financial secretary Mrs. John
Bishop, treasurer Mrs. Jas. Brown,
chaplain Mrs. H. J. Hunt, warden
Mrs. C. W. Wehrend, conductor Mrs.
J. C. Herdliska, right supporter to
noble grand Mrs. A. B. Gramer, left
supporter to noble grand Mrs. Clair
Smith, right supporter to vice grand
Mrs. W. C. Doane, left supporter to
vice grand Mrs. Archie Jones, inside
guardian Mrs. Rudolph Lueck, outside
At the conclusion of the ceremonies
Mr. Lumb gave a short talk to the
audience, and this was followed by an
excellent supper prepared by the re
bekahs. The festivities concluded with
a dance which lasted until early mcrn
Members of the Princeton Commercial
Club Will Entertain the Boys
at Banquet Jan. 30.
The members of the Princeton Com
mercial club are making arrangements
to entertain the boys of the village at
a father and son banquet on the even
ing of January 30. The American Le
gion auxiliary will serve the banquet
and that means there will be no dearth
of tempting dishes. It is planned to
serve approximately 200 guests, but
if the members can get hold of enough
boys, this number may be increased.
It seems that a number of the mem
bers of the club are blessed with only
daughters while others, as Odm Ode
gard and Dr McRae, fear that their
sons and heirs, while undoubtedly per
fectly capable of highly enjoying such
an affair, would hardly appreciate its
significance. However, the members
of our Commercial club are altogether
too progressive to be daunted by such
a slight handicap and they intend to
adopt sons for that evening. Billy
Doane and Ira Stanley and a few
other members have kindly consented
to come to the rescue of their friends
and according to the present outlook
every man will be there with at least
one son. It is reported that Ed. Evens
intends to be present as the proud
father of five boys.
After the banquet there will be some
interesting short talks by a few of
our local men and then the remainder
of the evening will be devoted to
sports as indoor baseball or volleyball.
The boys' band will furnish the music.
-in-jT iuA VU -iM.
Local Girls' Team Holds LeadThrough-
out the Game and Wins With
Comfortable Margin.
Boys Have Spirited Contest Visitors
Display Good Teamwork and
Win by One Point.
Friday evening a large crowd of en
thusiastic basketball fans assembled
in the high school auditorium to wit
ness the contests between the Prince
ton and Mora high school teams. Mora
had sent down a fair sized delegation
so each team received enthusiastic sup
port from the side lines. While the
games were sharply contested, there
was no disagreeable wrangling what
ever. Referee McDonald was on the
alert every minute and, as usual, gave
entire satisfaction t6 all players.
The girls had the floor during the
first part of the evening. The Prince
ton team was the stronger of the two
and consistently outpbyed the visitors,
although the Mora girls put up a
plucky resistance. At the request of
the Mora team, the rules were modified
so as to permit the centers to shoot
baskets. While Princeton has two
quick forwards who can be counted on
to hold up their end of the game, this
was no disadvantage to the home team
and both centers made some good
shots. Our guards also did good work
at the Mora end of the field.
The first half ended with a score of
12 to 7, Princeton leading by five
points. During the second half neither
side made big gains and the game end
ed with a score of 15 to 12.
The lineup of the Princeton girls'
team was as follows: Mary Ellen
baum, J. C. Nellie Mark, R. Joyce
Chapman, R. F. Margie Chapman, L.
F. Delores Grow, G. Mona Mac
Millan, R. G.
The Boys' Game.
The game between the boys' quints
of Mora and Princeton wrs particu
larly snappy although the visitors se
cured the long end of the score, win
ning by a single point20 to 19.
At the end of the first half the score
was 13 to 10 in favor of the locals*
which looked very encouraging. In
the third quarter Princeton was still
ahead, but the count was 17 to 16.
In the last quarter there was a hot
and heavy battle, Mora making two
baskets to Princeton's one. The local
team fought hard to make another
basket before the end and two or three
long shots almost gave it the game.
During the last few minutes of the
contest Mora virtually killed time
while Princeton worked hard on the
defense, but no more baskets were
Princeton's lineup: Penhallegon
(captain), R. F. P. Sampson, L. F.
A. McCool, A. G. R. Sanford, L. G.
C. Sanford, C.
Goals: Penhallegon, 6 Sampson,
1 McCool, 1. Fouls: Penhallegon, 3.
The next game willvbe played at
Milaca on January 20.
Legion Quint Defeats Elk River.
In a hard-fought battle at the arm
ory last night the American legion
basketeers defeated the Elk River
team by a single point, the final score
standing 12 to 11. At the end of the
first half the score was 7 to 4 in favor
of the legion. The game was scrappy
throughout but it was well played by
both sides. Several fans from Elk
River accompanied the team and there
was a good attendance. The legion
line up was:
G. Maggart, R. F. Nygren, L. F.
Marks, Slater, R. G. E. Maggart,
L. G. In the last half Ames substi
tuted for G. Maggart and Herdliska
for Marks.
Rev. Bessehevre was the referee
and, as usual, gave general satisfac
Mrs. William Skrentny.
Following a lingering illness Mrs.
William Skrentny passed away at her
home in Princeton on Saturday morn
ing, January 7, at 8:45 o'clock.
Funeral services were conducted by
Chas. A. Mayer in St. Edward's Cath
olic church, where a requiem high
mass was held, on Wednesday morn
ing at 10 o'clock and interment was in
the family lot at Oak Knoll.
Mrs. Skrentny was born in Germany
on July 15, 1969, and when 18 years
of age came to the United States with
her parents and settled at Lemont,
111. On November 18, 1889, she was
united in marriage to William Skrent
ny at Lemont and resided there for 23
year. In 1912, with her husband and
children, she came to Princeton and
continued to reside here until called
by death. She is survived by her hus
band and the following children: Mrs.
John Kirchoff, Mary, William, Eliza
beth, Thresa, Amelia, Agnes and John.
She also leaves the following brothers
and sisters: Michael and Frank Woj
tecki, Chicago Martin Kromria, Le
mont, 111. Mrs. Mary Jarzembowski,
Chicago Mrs. Agnes Ferry, Lemont,
Mrs. Skrentny was a kind-hearted,
generous woman, a loving wife and
mother, and a good neighbor ^ho had
hosts of friends' who will sadly miss
William Skrentny and children ex
tend sincere and heartfelt thanks to
their neighbors and fiends fot th
kind assistance during*ahe illness and
at the death of their beloved, wife and
mother, and also for the beautiful
floral offerings. J4-
Annual Meeting and Supper.
A supper will be served next Wed
nesday evening at 6:30 in the Congre
gational church to which al* members
and friends of the church re cordial
ly invited. Immediately following the
repast the annual business meeting
will be held, including reports of of
ficers, and making of plans for the en
suing year. The supper will be free.
Commissioner Babcock Urges County
Conventions to Work Out Sys
tematic Road Plans.
Highway Commissioner Babcock
stated this week that Mille Lacs coun
ty, with other counties in the state,
can secure a complete system of good
local roads in the shortest time and
with the least expense by adopting a
definite program o systematic im
provementpooling its road and
bridge funds with those of the town
ships and applying modern road-build
mg methods. He recommended that a
call be issued for an early convention
some centrally located town in each
county of the state, where county com
missioners and supervisors may meet
with the county highway engineer to
work out a definite, systematic plan of
good roads development. By ending
common patchwork practices, he add
ed, the proposed plan will produce the
greatest results and biggest measure
possible from the money expended.
Funds available for roads other than
trunk highways in Mille Lacs county
last year were about 137,000, he de
clared, indicating the importance of
prompt action. "Minnesota county
and township road funds combined are
now considerably larger than the
trunk highway fund total," said Mr.
Babcock. "While the trunk mileage is
less, it requires more costly improve
ments and maintenance and, all things
considered, local road improvements
should easily keep pace with those on
the trunk routes. ,We are suggesting
the county roads conventions because
we believe great acco*nf3tt1iments pos
sible from county-town co-operation.
County and town road officials in con
vention with the highway engineer
should agree upon a definite plan of
road improvements based upon the ac.
tual needs and importance of each
road and extending over three or more
years. They should then pool town
and county funds to carry it out. Bet
ter methods, heavier equipment and so
forth, and the systematic plan can be
combined for economy and best results
increased satisfaction for taxpayers
and even more road jobs for farmers.
Every county engineer,.I am sure, will
be glad to assume the extra work put
upon the office because of the bigger
benefits that will come. Just as the
trunk highway projects disregard
county lines, so will town lines disap
pear from the best county plans, and
as the state highway department ad
vises and assists counties with state
aid and other work, so will the coun
ties help the townships."
Current funds in Minnesota last
year totaled $18,790,522 for local
roads entirely under county and town
control and $8,690,000 for trunk high
ways under the state department, ac
cording to official figures quoted by
John H. Mullen, deputy commissioner
and chief highway engineer. To $10,-
843,682 of county and $6,862,560 of
town tax funds was added $2,084,000
of state aid to make up the local road
total. That was exclusive of $1,308,-
794 of street and road funds in the
cities and villages outside of St. Paul,
Minneapolis and Duluth. Motor ve
hicle taxes of about $5,750,000 and
federal aid of $2,840,000 represented
the trunk total aside from reimburse
ment bond funds estimated at $8,250,-
000 voted by counties under laws no
longer in effect.
Increased Movement From Grower to
Buyer Consequent Upon Ad
vance of Quotations.
Advance in price for potatoes of all
varieties is shown in the Princeton po
tato market todayeven Ohios, which
held a stationary figure for a long time
at 60 to 75 cents per cwt, have jumped
to 80 cents and $1. There has been an
increase of from 20 to 40 cents a
cwt since last week's quotations were
printed according to the variety. This
shows a stronger loca arket than
has prevailed for months and it has
naturally caused a heavier movement
from the growers to the warehouse
men. The cold weather of the past
few days of course somewhat re
tarded this movement, but many loads
have been coming innot a rush, to
be sure, but a great improvement
over previous weeks.
The outside demand is not at this
time heavy, but greater activity is ex
pected in the big potato markets, and
this will consequently accelerate ship
ments.| About 10 carloads have left
this point the past seven days.^!"
An Extension of Water Mains and
Sewer System of Village is
Publicly Discussed.
Delegation of Farmers From Adjoin-
ing Counties Ask Assistance
on Road Project.
A special meeting of the Princeton
Commercial club, at which members
of the village council and many other
residents of this place and surround
ing country were present, was held on
Tuesday night.
Dr. McRae presided and stated that
the purpose of the meeting was to
consider and discuss a proposed ex
tension of the water mains and sewer
system of the village and placing the
main street of the village in such
shape that, if it should be paved in the
near future as part of the Scenic high
way, all water mains, sewers and con
nections therewith would be in good
shape and thus render it unnecessary
to tear up the pavement for doing this
work afterwards.
The engineering firm of Schaffer &
Co. of Minneapolis had two represen
tatives present to explain a proposed
extension to the village water mains
and to answer all questions asked by
those present relative to the same.
The whole situation was thoroughly
discussed by those present and, on
motion, the matter was laid over for
final action to the next regular meet
ing of the club, to be held on January
17, 1922.
A delegation of farmers from Isanti
county who are interested in the state
road running through Anoka, Isanti
and Sherburne counties by way of
Spencer Brook, was present and stated
to the club that the road work was be
ing somewhat delayed by the action of
the county board of Isanti county and
asked the club for any assistance that
it could give to help push this project
along to completion. The matter was
briefly discussed and referred to Fred
Newton, chairman of the road'and
bridge committee of the club.
The club then adjourned to Jan
uary 17.
Charles Mitchell Dies Suddenly.
Dispatches from Washington on
January 9 convey^ the sad news that
Charles S. Mitchell had just passe3
away at his residence in th"t city.
Charles S. Mitchell wrs born on
November 13,1856, at Allegheny City,
Pennsylvania. He crme to Minne
sota with his parents while yet an in
fant, his parents settling in Stearns
county. He was graduated from the
University of Michigan in 1880, and
upon returning to his homo town, St.
Cloud, became associated wth the St.
Cloud Journal-Press, where he was
assistant editor until 1894. He later
became owner of the Alexandria Post
Mr. Mitchell was active in the Min
nesota Editorial association. In 1903 he
was in charge of the Minnesota display
at the St. Louis world's fair, and it was
through his efforts that this display
was made.
He was closely associated with
Robert C. Dunn in the gubernatorial
contest in 19g4.
For a few years he edited a paper in
Fairmont, Minnesota, and then re
moved to Duluth, where for fifteen
years he was editor-in-chief of the
Duluth News Tribune.
About a year ago he was called to
Washington to accept the position of
editor-in-chief of the Washington
Herald, a paper controlled by Julius
H. Barnes of Duluth and Herbert
Hoover, secretary of commerce.
Mr. Mitchell had for several weeks
been suffering from nervous break
down, but his death was unexpected.
He is survived by his wife, two daugh
ters and one son. He leaves one broth
er, William Mitchell of St. Cloud and
one sister, Mrs. Burbank, who is trav
eling in Italy.
The funeral was held yesterday in
Washington. The body will be re
moved to Minnesota next spring.
Tailor Shop Gutted by Fire.
The Princeton Tailors' and Dry
Cleaners' shop, operated by Herman
Vinitsky, was gutted by fire yester
day morning between 8 and 9 o'clock.
The firemen were prompt to respond to
the call and succeeded in saving
Mark's store and the surrounding
buildings. Some of Mark & Son's
stock, however, was damaged by
Herman Vinitsky carried $500 in
surance, and he says he will lose about
$1,000 by the fire as he had in addi
tion to his equipment, a quantity of
fur and bolts of cloth in the place.
The fire, he says, originated from a
defective stovepipe.
Do Hens Pay?
Mrs. F. W. Leathers avers that they
do, and she ought to know. She says:
"I started with 105 hens in Janu
ary, 1921, sold chickens and eggs ag
gregating $346.10 and have 135 hens
left for this year. I keep the Rhode
Island Reds as I find they lay more
eggs and stand the winter better than
any other breed I can get. The fol
lowing figures show the number of
eggs produced by 105 hens during
January, 649 February, 1,039
March, 1,500 April, 1,367 May, 1,293
June, 1,198 July, 1,093 August, 1,-
105 September, 798 October, 427
November, 285 December, 317total
Lyceum Concert Tomorrow Night.
The Mendelssohn Musicalclub,which
will be here tomorrow to give the third
number on the lyc^um course, was in
Princeton last winter and all who
heard its renditions were unstinted in
their praise. It is a splendid musical
organization of the order that we in
small towns are not often privileged
to hear.
There are six members tie club
a flutist, a cornetis! violinists, a
celloist and a piamst and reader.
Their concerts are pleasing to all, for
while they play only good music, their
selections are not of the classical or
der which is beyond the appreciation
of the general public.
Meeting of Parent-Teachers' Associa
tion Well Attended Fifth Grade
Wins the Spelling Match.
The Parent-Teachers' association
held its first regular meeting in the
high school assembly room Tuesday
evening. There was a large atten
dance and many new members were
secured. Mr. McMillan presided.
The meeting opened with the read
ing of the minutes of the previous
meeting on December 13. The secre
tary, Mr. Lumb, also read the consti
tution and by-laws.
The community singing, which has
become one of the regular opening fea
tures, was led by Mr. Ames. Miss
Ross gave two readings which wore
much appreciated. The most inter
esting number on the progr?m was
spelling match between the fifth ahd
sixth grades. There were pine rep
resentatives from each grade. As it
would have bren hardly fair to have
required the fifth grade to measure
up to the sixth grade
work, each grade
had a separate list of words. The fifth
grade won.
The question of furnishing hot
lunches to the school children was
again discussed. A committee, con
sisting of Mrs. Fred Keith, Mrs. Er
nest Byers and Mrs. Fred Manke, was
appointed to confer with the school
board in regard to this matter.
The next meeting of the association
will be on February 14. Superinten
dent Hall is attempting to make .ar-
rangements to secure Dr. J. C. Brown,
president of the St. Cloud Teachers'
college, as the speaker for that even
Reception for Teachers.
On Saturday evening of this week
there will be held in the auditorium
of the high school a reception to the
teachers of the Princeton public
schools. This reception is to be given
under the auspices of the Civic Better
ment club and the general public is
cordially invited to attend. We should
all meet and know the teachers, who
spend so large a part of their time in
our community, and this reception is
given that all may have that oppor
It is regrettable that this reception
could not have been given earlier in
the school year, but, on account of the
many activities during the fall, it was
impossible to secure an earlier date.
It is planned to have this affair as in
formal as possible and all who attend
are assured of a good time.
For Republican County, Congressional
and State Conventions Issued
by Committee.
The republican state central commit
tee has issued its official call for the
county, state and congressional dis
trict conventions,"which will be held
as follows:
County conventionsMarch 18 at
1 p. m., at such place as shall be fixed
by the county committee in accor
dance with law.
Congressional district conventions
March 30 at 1 p. m., with the excep
tion of districts 4 and 5, which will be
held on March 18, at 3 p. m. The
tenth district delegates, in which is
included Mille Lacs county, will con
vene at the West hotel, Minneapolis.
State conventionMarch 31 at 11
a. m., in the St. Paul ruditorium.
The several counties of the state
are allotted three delegates at large to
the last named convention as provided
by law and, in addition thereto, one
delegate for each 500 votes or major
fraction thereof cast for the republi
can party governor at the last general
election. Hence, Mille Lacs county is
entitled to a representation of eight
three at large and five on the basis of
the vote cast. On this basis Sherburne
county is entitled to eight delegates,
Benton to eight, Kanabec to seven and
Isanti to six.
At the congressional district conven
tion Mille Lacs county is entitled to
six, Benton to six and Kanabec to five.
This is on the basis of one delegate for
each 400 votes or major fraction
thereof cast for the party candidate
for governor by such counties at the
last general election.
Further details will be printed in
due course of Hme^l}'^fj^^%
New Ruling Affords All Former Ser-
vice Men Confined in Hospitals
Full Compensation.
According to a decision reached at
a conference between President Hard
ing and administration leaders, both
in and out of congress, a soldiers'
bonus law will be enacted before ad
journment of the present session.
President Harding summoned Sena
tors Kellogg of Minnesota, Kenyon of
Iowa and Capper of Kansas to the
white house to discuss legislation now
pending requiring' appointment of a
farmer to. the federal reserve board.
The president, it is understood, told
the senators he is sympathy with
the purposes of such legislation, but
expressed the hope that his hands will
not be tied in the matter. Just what
effect the President's attitude will have
on the legislation remains to be seen.
The bill, which was reported last fall
by the committee on agriculture, will
be voted on by the senate Jenuary 17.
Senator Smith of South Carolina has
offered an amendment which would re
quire the appointment of a "dirt" far
mer. The disposition of the agricul
tural bloc is to pass the bill as report
ed by the committee. The Smith
amendment, it is felt, might prove a
serious troublemaker for the president.
The attitude of the president at the
conference clearly shows that he is
in favor of the agricultural bloc.
Reading between the lines is not.
necessary to determine this.
Full compensation to all former ser
vice men confined to hospitals will be"
granted as the result of a new ruling
made possible through negotiations
between American legion leaders and
Colonel C. R. Forbes, director of the
United States veterans' bureau. Here
tofore service men, incapacitated While
receiving medical treatment at- hos-
pitals, received only partial compensa^
t^on as provided accordinj| to medical
rating. The new plan will go* into 'ef-
fect within the next few days, accord
ing to M. P. La Fleur, national repre
sentative of the American legion, tenth
district, who will assist in Jatfflching
a campaign to,ascertain the.number
of men to be affected by this ruling in
the states of Minnesota, Montana andi
the Dakotas.
Fire Wipes Out One Block at Mc
Grath Mercantile Store and
Hotel Destroyed.
One block of business buildings in
McGrath was wiped out by fire Sun
day evening. The blaze started in the
Mercantile store and before the flames
were under control they had complete
ly destroyed the store, hotel, barber
shop and one vacant building* For a
time it seemed as though it would be
impossible to save the bank and ga
rage which were directly opposite the
fire. However the citizens of the vil
lage fought valiantly and these build
ings were not seriously damaged ex
sept that the windows facing the street
were cracked and melted by the terrif
ic heat of the blaze.
The origin of the fire is unknown
but it is thought it was caused by the
explosion of a stove in the store.
The loss is estimated at about $30,-
000. It is reported that the hotel was
carrying no insurance and the loss on
the other buildings will be partly cov
ered by insurance.
Nelson PauL
Obituary of Nelson Paul,, a short
notice of whose death appeared in last
week's Union and funeral services for
whom were held in St. Edward's
church last Thursday morning:
Nelson Paul died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Cadget Blackbird, at
White Bear on January 3 at the age of
71 years, death resulting from peri
tonitis superinduced by pneumonia.
He leaves six sons and six daughters,
namely, Henry, Cambridge Louis and
Ernest,Spokane,Wash. Simon,White
fish, Mont. William, Marble Peterr
Coleraine Mrs. Cadget Blackbird,.
White Bear Mrs. Frank Belair,
Princeton Mrs. Henry Lee, Minneap
olis Mrs. E. W. Smith, Scanlon Mrs.
W. G. McLeod, Virginia. Deceased
was formerly a resident of Princeton,
where he lived for many years.
He was a man highly respected by
all who knew him.
Helene Jesmer Sues for $500,000.
Helene Jesmer, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Jesmer who formerly re
sided in Princeton, is suing Philip
Morgan Plant, multimillionaire, for
$500,000. Miss Jesmer was seriously
injured about a year ago while mo
toring with Mr. Plant. The accident
so marred her beauty that she will
never again be able to take her place
on the stage where she was becoming
so famous. She was considered one
of the prettiest members of the Green-
White House Conference Reaches De^M
cision to Put Through Bonus Sf%
Bill at This Session.

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