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GRACE A. DUNN, Publisher
NEWS SUMMARY
OF THE CAPITAL
Republicans of House Ways and Means
Committee Arrive at Compro-
mise on Bonus Bill.
FARMER'S WIFE EXPLAINS
Nelson Warns Senators That Budget
System Will Fail Unless They
Follow House Lead.
A unanimous agreement on a com
promise soldier bonus bill along lines
officially submitted last week has been
reached by the house ways and means
committee republicans, who believe
they have found a solution of the prob
lem which has been giving administra
tior and congressional leaders concern
for several weeks. As now drawn the
bill provides for cash payments only
to those men whose adjusted service
pay would not exceed $50 and these
four optional features: Adjusted ser
vice certificates with an added loan
provision which would enable the men
to obtain immediately from banks a
sum equal to 50 per cent of the adjust
ed service pay vocational training,
home and farm aid, and land settle
ment. Chairman Fordney said that
probably a week would elapse before
all details of the loan proposition could
be worked out and the original bill
amended to conform to it. He stated
that he believed the bill would meet
with general approbation for three
reasons, namely: The needy veteran
can obtain money as soon as his cer
tificate is issued and in greater amount
than is provided in the cash plan of
the original bill no large drafts to be
made on the treasury until the expira
tion of three years no new taxes re
quired.
The plight of the farmer, his wife
and children under the stress of hard
times in agricultural pursuits was
portrayed before the senate commit
tee on agriculture by Mrs. N. P.
Dadick of Fulda, Minn., a farmer's
wife, who is vice president of the
United Society of Agriculture. She
said that unless congress does some
thing to stabilize farm prices farmers'
wives will be heard from in the next
election that the formers' families are
being broken up because the young
men and young women will not stay
at home to face existing economic con
ditions that farm women are no long
er the patient plodders they once were,
content with whatever came, but are
demanding a fair return for the work
they put into making the farm a suc
cess. "Farmers," said Mrs. Radick,
"live by hope, faith and accident. We
plow and sow in hope, live in faith and
market by accident. The farmer, his
wife and his family received about five
cents per hour for last year's work."
Warning was sounded to the senate
by Senator Knute Nelson that the new
budget system will fail unless the
senate follows the lead of the house
and requires that all appropriation
bills be considered by a single commit
tee. A resolution providing for such
a change was discussed in the senate,
but no conclusion was reached.
Opposition to any general reciproci
ty agreement with Canada was voiced
by Chairman P. J. McCumber of the
senate finance committee when in
formed that W. Fileding, Canadian
minister of finance, was in Washing
ton in the interest of such an agree
ment. "Canada has only agricultural
products to send to the United States
under such an agreement," said Sena
tor McCumber, "and we have an ex
portable surplus of such commodities."
McCumber is doubtless in the right.
The St. Lawrence waterway project
seems to have died abornin'.
At least $50,000,000 and possible
$60,000,000 will be slashed from the
budget estimate of the war depart
ment by the house appropriations
subcommittee which is framing the
army appropriation bill for the fiscal
year beginning July 1 next, members
of the subcommittee predict. The
measure, they add, not only will pro
vide that the enlisted strength of thfe
army be reduced from its present
strength of 137,000 to 115,000 men on
July 1, but that the number of officers
be limited to 11,000, as compared with
the present strength of 12,500 on the
active list. From this estimate it does
not seem that the officers are being
reduced pro rata with the rank and
file.
William Kennedy.
William Kennedy died at his home
Milo township on March 5, aged 72
years 11 months and 12 days. He
came to Minnesota from St. Francis,
N. B., where he was born on March 23,
1849, in the fall of 1876. The follow
ing spring he bought the place on
which he resided until called by death.
In 1882 he was married to Jennie M.
Wetsel, who survives him. He also
leaves one daughter, Miss Leila B.
Kennedy, and the following brothers
and sistersPeter, Wahkon John and
Andrew, Foreston James, Sherman,
Maine Mrs. Flora Michaud, St. Fran
cis, N. B.
Funeral services were conducted at
the family residence in Milo town
ship by Rev. D. M. Brown, pastor of
the Milaca Congregational church, yea.
terday morning and the remains were
brought to Princeton and laid to rest
in Oak Knoll cemetery.
Mr. Kennedy was a hardy pioneer,
settling in Mille Lacs county when In
dians were numerous. He cleared a
farm from the wilderness..^ 45 years
ago and continued in his occupation
Until eight months ago, since which
time he gradually declined in health.
He became a member of the Methodist
church on September 28, 1895, and re
mained so until death. He was a man
who pursued a course through life
which he considered right, and the
scores of friends he left behind proves
that in pursuing this course he made
no mistake.
JOSIAS N. ROGERS.
Former Princetonian, Who Introduced
First Woman Suffrage Bill in
Legislature, Dead.
Josias N. Rogers, civil war veteran,
who for a number of years resided in
Princeton, died in the soldiers' home,
Minneapolis, on March 2. He had been
confined to his bed from the effects
of a stroke of paralysis for three
months preceding death.
Mr. Rogers was born at St. Joseph,
Mich., on February 21, 1845, and
went from there with his parents to
Berlin, Wis., where he was educated.
He enlisted in a volunteer Wisconsin
regiment when 15 years of age and
served throughout the civil war. In
the spring of 1866 he was admitted to
the Wisconsin bar and immediately
moved to St. Paul, where, in partner
ship with his brother, Edward, he en
gaged in the practice of law and dealt
expensively in real estate. This was
the* only law firm in St. Paul at that
time. In 1873-75 he was a member of
the state legislature and during that
time introduced the first bill proposing
woman suffrage. He took a prominent
part in politics and was a member of
the Loyal Legion, Sons of the Ameri
can Revolution and G. A. R.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Belle J. Rogers three sons, Jay N.,
St. Paul Frederick W. and George D.,
Brooklyn, N. Y. a brother and a sis
ter, Frederick L. Rogers and Sarah L.
Rogers, Berlin, Wis.
Funeral services were held in the
soldiers' home chapel at 10:30 Satur
day morning and the burial was in the
Soldiers' Rest at Lakewood cemetery,
Minneapolis.
New Bridge to be Built.
A general mass meeting was held
Friday noon to discuss the repairing
of the bridge over the Rum river
southeast of the village on the judicial
road between Sherburne and Mille
Lacs counties. A large number of
farmers were present and pledged 100
days work to repairing the bridge and
grading the road from John Foote's
farm into the village. Sherburne
county officials who were present
promised that their county would con
tribute $600 to the project. The work
is to be conducted under the direction
of our county engineer, Mr. Leonard.
The bridge was condemned two
years ago and is positively unsafe.
Everyone in the village and in the
territory southeast of Princeton will
rejoice to hear that the much needed
repairing and construction is finally to
be commenced.
NEARLY $1,000,000 LESS.
That's the Sum Taxpayers of State
Will Pay This Year Mille Lacs
County's Rate 70.46 Mills.
Figures compiled by State Auditor
Chase, covering tax levies for the past
two years shows that Minnesota tax
payers will pay nearly $1,000,000 less
taxes this year than in 1921. To be
specific, taxes levied on the basis of
the 1921 property valuation, and col
lectible this year, total $115,818,077.03
as against $116,720,416.05 for the
previous year. This is a difference of
$901,584 in favor of the taxpayers of
the state.
Mille Lacs county's contribution to
this tax collection, including the statu
tory 3-mill tax on moneys and credits,
will be $484,773.40. The average rate
of taxation for the county, exclusive
of special assessments is 70.46 mills.
The taxable valuation of the state
on which the reduced tax levy is made
is $3,452,539,549, and here also a de
crease is noted. This decrease approx
imates $57,000,000 and is explained in
larger part by the omission of motor
vehicles from the personal property
valuation. Heretofore such were val
ued and taxed the same as other per
sonal property, but now they are a
part of the good roads revenue of the
state and are so listed.
Basket Social in District 37.
A basket social was held in the
school house of district 37 last even
ing. There was a large attendance
and some lively bidding on the bas
kets. After the last basket was sold,
Marion Mark, the auctioneer, turned
over to thte treasurer the sum of $50.
A few lunches were also sold, bringing
the net proceeds to $51.80. This sum
will be spent in making certain im
provements in the school house.
An entertaining program, under the
direction of Miss Clara Rosin, was
presented. It was the program which
was originally planned for Washing
ton's birthday but which had to be
postponed because of the weather.
EDITORS ENDORSE
FRAMRELLOGG
One Hundred and Thirty-Five Republi-
can Editors Pledge Their Sup-
port to Frank Kellogg.
ARE UNITED ON CANDIDATE
Record of Constructive Service in the
i Senate is His Highest Rec-
omendation.
One hundred and thirty-five editors
of republican papers in Minnesota
have signed the following pledge:
To the Hon. Frank B. Kellogg:
Six years ago Minnesota editors urged that
you become a candidate for the republican
nomination for United States senator. An
swering that call you became a candidate and
were elected. You are now completing sue
years of the service that your election gave you
the opportunity to render. We have followed
the record of your constructive service and be
cause we are proud of that record with its
splendid achievements, particularly in the solu
tion of problems affecting the welfare of agri
culture, we are gratified to know that you
are a candidate for re-election and inasmuch
as fidelity to your high conception of your
duties as senator keeps you in Washington we
deem it our duty to pledge you our aid and our
support in obtaining your nomination and elec
tion for a second term.
Six years ago 75 of the best known
editors in the state signed a petition
requesting Frank B. Kellogg to be
come a candidate for the United States
senate. Mr. Kellogg had some months
previous decided not to enter the cam
paign and had issued a statement to
that effect, but after releiving the pe
tition from the editors he reconsidered
the matter and decided to comply with
their request.
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FRANK B. KELLOGG.
Probably no candidate ever received
more united support from the country
press than did Frank Kellogg in the
'senatorial campaign of 1916. Those
papers merely reflected the sentiment
of their own communities and he un
doubtedly owed his election to them. To
day the same element appears to be
supporting him with even greater en
thusiasm than in 1916. Almost twice
as many editors have pledged their
support to him as signed the petition
six years ago. This can mean just one
thingFrank Kellogg has made good
in the senate and the voters in the
rural districts want to see him re
turned to that body.
The editors of the country weeklies
are not seers and they may not be an
especially brilliant group of individu
als, but they are a decidedly indepen
dent class of writers and they are liv
ing right close to the bulk of common
people. They will nearly always be
found advocating those things which
they believe will be of benefit to their
own communities. They have fol
lowed Frank B. Kellogg's record in
the United States senate and they find
they made no mistake in choosing him
as their candidate six years ago. They
believe the rural districts In Minne
sota, the agricultural communities,
have in Frank Kellogg a man who will
most ably represent their interests in
the senate. The editors of the coun
try press in Minnesota are therefore
again voluntarily pledging their sup
port to him.
High School Basketball Ends.
Basketball at the high school has
ended for the season. The boys, al
though they have mot fared so well as
to win, have finished a good season.
In spite of the fact that the team lost
the majority of games, it is no more
than just to say that the boys have
put up a good brand of basketball.
They lost two of their games by one
point margin and one by 3 points, and,
if they had "breaks" in any of these
games that the other teams got, there
is no doubt but what they would have
turned in more wins. Three of the
games that were lost were on small
floors which were a handicap t%them,
inasmuch as they are used to a larger
floor. So, taken all in all,, they had a
fairly good season.
To Capt. John Penhallegon goes the
honor of being the particular star of
the team. He was the main scorer,,
both from the floor and the foul line,
and a clever man on floor work. Close
upon his heels was the good floor game
of Roe Sanford, whose guarding was
one of tiie main points of the team.
If he had been able to shoot baskets
with a little more precision he would
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 9,1922
have been a great help to the captain.
To Philip Sampson goes the credit of
being the snappiest man on the team.
He was the smallest of the team but,
nevertheless, always "in on the play."
Howard Reichard and Archie McCool
played alternately at the stationary
guard post and did especially well,
while Clement Sanford performed well
considering it his first year as a regu
lar. The substitutes, Lawrence Pear
son, Leland Grow, Arthur Johnson,
Lew Hedin and Walter Jump also
played nicely for the length of time
they were in.
The boys went to Forest Lake to
play in the tournament on March 3
and 4, and although they lost to Sand
stone, showed up particularly well.
Following is the result of the tourna
ment so far as available at this time:
March 3, afternoonPine City, 22
Cambridge, 16 Milaca, 23 Forest
Lake, 19.
March 3, eveningSandstone, 30
Princeton, 23 Anoka, 26" Hinckley,
18.
March 4, morningSandstone, 22
Anoka, 20 Milaca, 27 Pine City, 17.
March 4, eveningAccording to re
ports over the phone Sandstone defeat
ed Milaca in the final.
DELEGATES TO BE ELECTED.
Delegates to Republican County Con
vention to be Chosen on
Next Tuesday.
Next Tuesday at the village and
town elections the delegates to the re
publican county convention are to be
chosen.
As was stated in the issue of this
paper of January 26, these delegates
are apportioned on a basis of the
votes cast for the republican candidate
for governor at the last election, one
delegate for every 50 votes. This ap
portionment gives Princeton village 14
delegates, Princeton town 4, Green
bush 4, Bogus Brook 2, etc.
The republican party leaders realize
that the women in the state played an
important part in the election in 1920
and they desire to give them the rec
ognition they deserve in the coming
campaign. Therefore the republican
state central committee requested the
county chairmen to arrange to appor
tion the delegates to the, county con
vention about equally aniong the men
and the women. Our own county
chairman, Fred NewtonJ believed this
to be the fair and correct policy and
has advised the precinct chairmen that
he would be pleased to see them carry
out that plan. In pisimcts *where
there is more than one delegate to be
elected, it is hoped that the women
will be given equal recognition
with the men. If this is done it
is up to the women to show their ap
preciation of the fact that the men
consider them as equals in the
political game and get out to vote.
Every woman in Princeton should
take great pride in the fact that, at the
general election in this village in No
vember, 1920, the women cast 383 of
the 811 votes recorded. The women
throughout the whole country made a
splendid showing in that election and
just as good things are expected of
them this year.
In the precincts where no candidates
filed as delegates to the county con
vention the voters should write in
the names of those whom they wish to
represent them at that gathering.
Let us remember we have a repre
sentative form of government in this
country and avail ourselves of its
privileges.
Free Trees for Schools.
It is a beautiful custom to plant
trees on Arbor day, and it is expected
that school children will this year
plant more than ever.
The forest experiment station of the
division of forestry of the University
of Minnesota offers schools an oppor
tunity to obtain 25 small evergreen
trees for Arbor day planting.
The request for trees must be ac
companied by 25 cents to cover the
cost of digging, packing and shipping.
Only one shipment can be made to a
school.
The evergreens will be shipped from
the nursery at Cloquet in time for
planting on Arbor day, the date for,
which will be set by the governor's
proclamation. Requests received later
than April 1 cannot be filled. Re
quests should be sent the assistant
superintendent of the forest experi
ment station, University farm, St.
Paul, Minn.
Herman Strenge.
Herman Strenge died at the home of
his son, Ernest, in Wyanett, on March
4, aged 76 years 5 months 5 days, and
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. A. W. Franklin at the home on
March 6. Interment was at Oak Knoll
cemetery the following day.
Mr. Strenge was born in Ostfries
land, Germany, and came to the Unit
ed States to make his home with his
son in 1913. He was respected by all
who knew him.
Local Potato Situation.
Potato prices for all varieties ex
cept Triumphs have gone down sev
eral points, but there is a heavy move
ment from the farms to the ware
houses despite the condition of the
roads. There are virtually no ship
ments in consequence of car shortage,
although there is an increased outside
demand.
CANDIDATES FOR
VILLAGE OFFICES
A. B. Gramer and Fred W. Manke
Contestants in Race for Presi-
dency of Village Council.
THOSE WHO HAVE FILED
Delegates to the County Convention on
March 18 to be Elected Next
Tuesday, March 14.
The following have filed as candi
dates for office in the village of Prince
ton:
PresidentA. B. Gramer and F. W.
Manke.
Trustee, one yearChas. A. Klatt
and Geo. Newton.
Trustee, three yearsA. H. Pres
cott.
RecorderFred C. Keith and S. R.
Jones.
TreasurerJ. C. Herdliska.
Constable, two yearsRobt. H.
King.
The polling place will be at the vil
lage hall from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m., and
at that time *the following candidates
for delegates to the county convention,
which will be held in Princeton on
March 18, will also be voted on: Mrs.
Ira G. Stanley, A. J. Anderson, Odin
Odegard, E. L. McMillan, G. I.
Staples, Fred Newton, Edna H. Caley,
W. C. Doane, Grace A. Dunn, Sydney
E. Berggren, Mrs. Elmer Whitney,
Mrs. John Bishop, Mrs. H. C. Cooney,
Geo. P. Ross.
Wood Not Candidate for Re-election.
R. A. Wood, president of the council,
is not a candidate for re-election. Mr.
Wood states that he finds it necessary
to devote all his time and energy to
attending to his own business affairs.
Many of Mr. Wood's friends are much
surprised to hear he is not again a
candidate, because the president of the
Icouncil, as a rule, holds that office for
two successive terms.
Just at this season of the year, or
possibly two weeks earlier, it is well
to publish the following list of men
who have in the past occupied the posi
tion of president of the Princeton vil
lage council:
1906H. C. Cooney.
1907A. W. Woodcock.
1908A. W. Woodcock.
1909W. H. Fcrrell.
1910W. H. Ferrell.
1911G. H. Pennison.
1912R. D. Byers.
1913R. D. Byers.
1914M. L. Wheeler.
1915H. Newbert.
1916H. Newbert.
1917Swan Olson.
1918H. A. Humphrey.
1919S. E. Vandevanter.
1920S. E. Vandevanter.
1921R. A. Wood.
Mrs. John Wilhelm.
Mrs. John Wilhelm died at her home
in Princeton township on Saturday,
aged 33 years 2 months.
Martha Hedwig Gebert was born in
Hamburg, Germany, on January 4r
1889, and in her childhood days came
to the United States. On June 26,
1907, she was married to John Wil
helm. She is survived by her husband
four children, Elsie, Luena, Fritz and
Kathrin her father, August Gebert,
Alberta, Ala. four brothers, William,
Albert and Henry, Princeton Ernest,
Alberta, Ala. and one sister, Mrs. Al
bert Wilhelm, Princeton.
Funeral services were held at the
home and in Immanuel's Lutheran
church on Monday, Rev. W. E. Vogel
officiating. The interment was at
Oak Knoll.
Mrs. Wilhelm had suffered much
during her long illness, but she bore
her burden with great fortitude and
her kindly disposition and cheerfulness
remained to the last. She was a
woman beloved and respected by all
who knew her for her true Christian
spirit and kindness. The sympathy of
the community goes forth to the mem
bers of the family in their hour of
sorrow.
John Wilhelm and family extend
thanks to the kind friends and neigh
bors who assisted them during the
illness and at the funeral of their be
loved wife and mother.
Remember the Pie Social.
The Greenbush farm bureau unit
will hold a pie social at the home of
Kenneth Kenely on the evening of
March 14. If you want some fun and
appreciate a good pie, plan to be
present.
Boys' and Girls' Short Course.
The short course to be held in Mil
aca, March 23, 24 and 25, is free to
any boy or girl intending to enter any
kind of club work the coming season.
Enrollments indicate that we will have
around 75 boys and girls attend this
short course.
Instructions will he given in selec
tion and feeding of dairy calves, feed
ing, selecting and caring for baby
beef and hogs.
Friday night a free movie program
will be given to all boys and girls who
attend and any of their parents or
friends. The picture for that* night
will be both educational and entertain
ing. The story of boys' and girls'
club work will be shown. Every par
ent interested in boys' and girls' club
work should write the farm bureau of
fice and reserve a seat for that night.
Seats are free but we must know who
intends to attend so that we can send
you a ticket. Let your boys and girls
join some of the following clubs this
summer: Calf club, single pig club,
sow and litter contest, judging club,
baby beef club, canning club, bread
baking club, corn acre contest, potato
acre contest.
W. G. Hammargren,
County Agent.
BABCOCK EXPLAINS.
Tells Why Snow Could Not be Re
moved by Department Offers
Help on Improvements.
Commissioner Babcock, in a state
ment, explains why snow removal
from Minnesota highways is being
left to local communities. Here is
what he says:
"The highway department is seri
ously concerned with the problem of
keeping the trunk routes open in win
ter and would have moved weeks ago
had any practicable, feasible plan been
found,. But because of the heavy ex
pense, the stronger claims for other
kinds of highway work, the limits on
fundsbriefly, in consideration of the
greatest good for the great majority,
the state cannot justify a snow re
moval campaign at this early stage of
highway development. Maintenance
funds would be so reduced that the
trunk routes would be half kept next
summer when hundreds of tourists
and ten times as many Minnesota peo
ple will use them.
"Interested communities must con
tinue to handle the work as in past
years. They may expect big help
from the highway transportation
companies. The state department will
co-operate by permitting the use of
suitable equipment in the districts and
in other ways. It already is adopt
ing snow-drift prevention features in
new construction plans. It should be
remembered that rural districts are
supplied better winter highway facili
ties now than ever before, and also
that the bulk of trunk highway funds
come from motor vehicle owners who
use the trunk routes ten times more
in summer than in winter. We are
trying to give maximum service over a
maximum period of every year but
present conditions will not warrant big
snow removal operations.."
Mr. Babcock has posted an offer to
furnish state trunk tractor fleets at
actual operating cost to build secon
dary roads under the county-town co
operative plan. From 10 to 40 cents
of each road dollar can be saved by
using heavy equipment on much of the
work, the commissioner says, and
counties and towns can take advan
tage of the saving without investing
large sums.
Ralph M. Cooley, superintendent of
highway department equipment, says
that more than 50 powerful tractors
and 100 big trucks will be ready for
work on local roads in counties mak
ing advance arrangements. The ma
chines are in good condition and in
charge of crews of experienced me
chanics and drivers.
TWO BOYS ARRESTED.
Taken Before Judge Roeser, Plead
Guilty to Charge of Grand Lar
ceny and Are Sentenced.
Louis Thoma and Donald Kuhlman,
two youths, were arraigned before Jus
tice Morton on Friday charged with
grand larceny in the first degree in
that they purloined a gold watch from
a teacher's room in the school house.
They waived examination and on Sat
urday were taken before Judge Roeser
in St. Cloud, where they pleaded guil
ty. Thoma, who was out on proba
tion at the time, was sentenced to
serve three years in the state reforma
tory at St. Cloud and Kuhlman to the
training school at Red Wing. Kuhl
man's sentence wasu however, sus
pended upon his promise to obey cer
tain rules laid down by the judge.
Thoma had for some time been
sleeping in the school house attic
without the knowledge of Superinten
dent Hall, the teachers or the janitors.
He and Kuhlman had spliced in an
electric wire extension, installed a
bulb and, with a number of blankets
and two satchels containing all sorts
of junk, o'nights he was as snug as a
bug in a rug. When hungry he went
down to the domestic science depart
ment and fixed himself up a lunch.
He possessed keys to the school house
and at night came and went as fancy
dictated.
Last Thursday night County Attor
ney Doane and Deputy Sheriff Young
brought Thoma's belonging's down
stairs and locked them in Mr. Hall's
office. Friday morning, however, it
was found that they had disappeared.
Thoma merely waited until the officers
had gone, then unlocked the outside
door and the door to Mr. Hall's office
and silently stole the stuff away. Mr.
Hall considered that he had one of the
finest locks procurable, but Thoma,
the expert, seemingly gained admit
tance without difficulty.
The authorities were apprised that
Thoma, with a suit case in each hand,
had proceeded toward Zimmerman
and Harry Pratt, station agent at that
VOL. 46, NO. ltef
COUNTY BOARD IN
REGULAR SESSION1
Minnesota Loan & Trust Company
Buys County Refunding Bonds
in Sum of $125,000.00.
THAT DISTRICT 13 MUDDLE
Road and Bridge Bonds Aggregating
$2,700.00 Are Sold to Capital
Trust & Savings Bank.
The regular monthly meeting of the
board of county commissioners was
held in the basement of the Milaca
school on Tuesday, and following is a
synopsis of the proceedings:
County refunding bonds in the sum
of $125,000 were sold to the Minnesota
Loan & Trust company at 5% per cent
and a premium of $180. These bonds
were issued and sold for the purpose
of taking up and redeeming outstand
ing county warrants and their sale
will be a saving for the county, as it is
paying 6 per cent1interest
on the pres-
ent outstanding warrants.
Most of the afternoon was taken up
on a hearing of the school petition of
R. H. Karges et al., asking to have
their lands set off from independent
school district No. 13 and attached to
other adjoining districts. A large
number of people interested in the pe
tition appeared before the board and it
was necessary to adjourn to the big
court room to handle the crowd. O. C.
Myron of Milaca appeared as attorney
for the school district, objecting to the
allowance of the petition on the
grounds that it would practically mean
the dissolution of their consolidated
district if this territory was cut off.
F. W. McAllister of St. Paul appeared
as attorney for the petitioners. The
main argument of the petitioners was
that the present school tax rate which
they are paying is practically confisca
tory. The principal argument of the
school district was that the exception
ally high tax for the year 1921 was
caused by an txcessive valuation of
the petitioners' lands in the township
of Milaca. After a full and fair hear
ing the petition was rejected by the
board, with the understanding that the
school board of district 13 would do
everything within its power to reduce
the tax rate for the future and that
applications for abatement could be
made out and filed with thj county
board to correct the excessive taxes
for the year 1921.
Road and bridge bonds aggregating
$2,700 were sold to the Capital Trust
& Savings Bank of St. Paul. This
sale is made in connection with the
former sale of $55,000 bonds at the
February meeting.
The sale of the Veal property in the
village of Princeton to Sam Farrington
for $500 was confirmed by the board.
One bid was received for overseer of
the county home. This was the bid of
the present overseer, L. R. Pierson.
The matter was laid over until the
next meeting.
Numerous applications for tax cor
rections and abatements were taken up
by the board and acted on.
The usual grist of bills was allowed
and the session adjourned.
"Green Stockings."
"Green Stockings," a three-act
comedy, will be featured at the high
school auditorium by a cast chosen
from the junior class, tomorrow night
at 8:15.
The story of the play depicts an
episode of Celia Faraday, a humorous,
vivacious young woman of questiona
ble age (29), who has grown weary
of her family life and desires some ad
venture. She meets a brave and dar
ing soldier lover, names him John
Smith, announces their engagement,
and as a result immediately becomes
the center of interest in her family,
and admiring male friends discover
charms they never knew she possessed.
Complications arise, however, when
Celia's fictitious fiance returns to real
flesh and blood from Somalilaid,
whither she had sent him on the same
day she had his death announced in
the London Times.
Come and see for yourself how
cleverly they work themselves out of
the net and into each others hearts.
The cast of characters is as follows:
Celia Faraday Mildred Newton
MadgeMrs. Rockingham Helen King
EvelynLady Frencherd Barbara Hartmna
Phylis Faraday Bonna Wilke*
(Daughters of Wm. Faraday)
Mrs. Chisholm Faraday of Chicago
Lillian Wergin
Colonel Smith Clement Sanford
William Faraday John Dogan
Admiral Grice Roe Sanford
Robert Tarver Walter Jump
Henry Steele Jordan Corteau
James Raleigh Everett Walker
Martin, the Butler Fred Townsend
place, was notified to be on the watch
for the offender. Later Harry phoned
Princeton that he had Thoma and
Deputy Sheriff Young went down and
brought him back.
Among Thoma's effects were found
books on lock construction, literature
on how to cheat at cards, and other
works published for the guidance of
crooks. He was one of the brightest
boys in his class and it is a pity his
mind ran in the channels which it did.
Kuhlman seems to have been a mere
tool of tiie "master mind." It is hoped
that they will benefit by the experience
and eventually become good American
citizens.
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