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journal! VOL. 1. PIERZ, MORRISON COUNTY, MINNESOTA, APRIL 21, 1910. ■ ■ m*^~-^**s***^msssMmtsmssm<ssSMS**msws9Wsswssswfss*asmssmms9*wsssmssmsw*'- - msm NO. 44 PLAY BALL! What is the matter with the base ball players of Pierz? Why don't they get together and organize': A number of our players are out of town but there is plenty of material left, and when those, who are attending school at St. John's and St. ad, return we should be able to get a good team together. Some time ago two acres of ground in lower town was rent* yed from Carl Kapsner for five years, for a baseball ground and it has already been leveled off and put in shape. A grand stand will soon be erected thereon. We would suggest that the president of the Athletic club call a meeting at once with a view to organizing a baseball team. HOME TALENT PLAY A SUCCESS "A Modem Ananias' Full House Dr ew Play and Dance Most Enjoyable Affair of the Seasonal WILLIAM HANSMAN PASSES AWAY William Hansman died suddenly at his home in Lastrup last Saturday with paralysis. *•» i . 11 n _. LINDBERGH LETTER For probably three or more weeks Congress will consider the Interstate Commerce bill, which is by far the most important bill to be considered during this session. Everybody is di Inferiority of Catalog Mouse Goods One of our hardware exchanges recently* published a somewhat sarcastic communication from a dealer who in discussing the question of catalog house competition said the trade papers had proved be- 3Tond preadventure of a doubt that the catalog bouses handle inferior goods. Thus, said he, that phase of the question had A been settled. Of course, he meant that altho the trade papers frequently had made this assertion, they had proved nothing. Coincidental with the publication of the aforesaid communication was the appearance of an article in the house organ of a certain manufacturer of cream separators, the writer of which article proved beyond doubt that the founder of a large catalog house, a man who owns four farms, uses thereon cream separators of a standard make, which is never sold by catalog concerns, but thru dealers only. The significance of this fact is realized by those who know that the catalog house in question is the one which makes a greater "splutter" over tbe L cream separator it sells than over any other item in its immense list. The reader of its J cream separator advertising is asked to believe that the separators sold by the house are ab- solutel perfect and superior in every* in way to all other machines on the market, but evidently7 the head of the concern refuses to believe, else why does he use another make on his farm? In all probability, if further investigation were made it would be shown that practically all of the machinery and u- tensils used on these same farms are of standard make and not the kind sold by the house founded by the owner. If a machine sold by a mail-order house is not good enough for the head of the concern, surely it is not good enough for any fanner. The best is always ** the cheapest. Other proof of the inferiority • • - - i. _.... The Home talent plav put on at Faust's Opera House Tuesdav n'ght by the Pierz Dramatic club was a decided success in every respect. A large number of people from Little Falls, Buckman and other outside points attended and together with the home people swelled the attendance to the full capacity of the hall, The efforts of the amateur p'avers seemed to be highly appreciited, judging from the applause and expressions of praise that were heard on ev- erv side. Taking into consideration the many difficulties that have to be contended with in producing a home talent play it is right and proper that they should not be criticised as severely as professionals. Those who look part in this play feel very grateful for the cordial reception given ehem and appreciate highlv the flittering words of commendation received. As the writer was one of the histrionic performers himself we are not in a position to comment upon the performance in detail We will only say that we were all plain ordinary "stars" ihce being* no meteors or comets and all shone with equal luminosity. SI OLUU1UU.J »'"' a,,-*—j-—- |a.uao o-._ — • - -_ - -* T Mr. Hansman had been ill for i rectly interested in that bill. 1 some time, having had a stroke | wish persons who have any spe- of paralysis a few years ago J citic or special knowledge of un- from which he never fully re- fair freight or express rules, covered. At that time he was regulations and charges being compelled to give up farming, made to them in their respective- He moved to the village ot Pierz localities, and who feel an in- where he lived a short time, Jterest in the proposed legisla- LUNCH ROOM! j CONFECTIONERY j then returned to his farm where he resided until his death. The deceased was born in Westphalen, Germany and was 59 years old at the time of his death. He emigrated to America 17 years ago and lived on his farm in Buh town 15 years with his family.He was well known in this part of the county and had many friends. He is survived by his wife and four children: Mrs. John Eller, Mrs. John Gobi John Hansman and Joseph Weg- man. The funeral ceremonies were held at the St. John's church in Lastrup at 10 o'lock a. m., Rev. John Sand officiating. Will Celebrate Anniversary Joseph Melhart, who has been in a helpless condition for many months, being so crippled with rheumatism that he is o- bliged to lie upon his back constantly, desires to announce that he will celebrate the tirst anniversary of the beginning of his illness by asking the people to call on him on April 30 and make such donations as they* see fit. As it is obvious that Mr. Melhart and family are unable to support themselves, steps should be taken to look after their support in the regu- ar wTay provided by law.—Ed. Assessors Meet A meeting of the assessors of the county will be held in the court house at Little Falls 'April 38 for the purpose of fixing uniform rates through out the county on all taxable personae property. T he assessors of the towns in this part of the county are: Buh. P. J. Boliig; Granite, Mike Schommer; Agram. Peter Neisius; Pierz, H. Wilkes; Buckman, Jas. A. Dengel. tion, would write me the details. The kind of discriminations that are made against the patrons of railway and express companies in the Sixth District are probably made against people of all rural districts under like circumstances, and it is hoped to get the bill in shape to remedy as many of the present difficulties as possible. I can make use of letters, dealing with actual conditions, to good advantage in talking over the provisions of the bill with other Members of Congress who represent districts with like conditions. The conditions now in the House present better opportunities for amendments than heretofor, and I wish to get an expression of conditions so as to be in position to know what amendments ought to be made and supported. The letters should be sent as soon as possible, because public opinion helps very much, as it should, in shaping legislation, and letters that state facts and experiments of shippers and people who deal with railways and express companies will liavew-eight. I would like tomake jfree use of the letters with other Members, but any- person who wishes his not to be used in that way may indicate that his letter is personal, and in such case the letters will be treated as confidential and will not be shown. Lunches Served at (111 Hours \m ©ream I S®da FBESIr. CANDI. TOBACCOS I CIGAR 0 Everything New, Neat and "Nifty" i THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE SODA 1 FOUNTAIN OUTSIDE OF THE LARGE CITIES [ | -A I MINNIE EAUST, - - - - Proprietress ^ _Q—aja—O— 4 O * O *— O -+ **• i MY Illinery Itmk is qd@w ir©a% fioir __n*sp@©fl@in). o i 1 Li ITYLES In '.n't HOTS The ladies are invited to call and look over mv stock before purchasing their J SPRING HATS. Get Ready! The next market day occur on Saturday, May will 7th. 5-chooI of Traction Engineering Would you like to learn to to run a steam engine or gasoline engine in a practical way? If so, the opportunity is given _-- - . in a course of one month's dura- are no funds available for tion at the School of Agricul- that purpose at present but it ture, University of Minnesota, would be to the interests of beginning May 24. Students all concerned and work no An effort will be made to get tha services of the cornet band on that occasion. There Mrs. A. Vonderhaar Chi d of Mr. a^d Mrs. Frank Grell Dead Frances, the two and half-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grell died yesterday afternoon from scarlet fever. The child had been sick for a- bout three weeks and altho she was a strong and healthy child her system had become so impregnated with the poisons of the disease that medical aid was of little avail. Mr. and Mrs. Grell have the s\ nipathy ■J'-'b*"*"*''o —- _■ are put on engines of different makes and are taught how to run them. Besides this practical instruction they are taught and actually perform, the operation of valve setting, tube beading, babbiting, belt lacing, rope splicing, etc. Students who are faithful in their work may obtain a license of such grade as their experience and skill warrant. No entrance examinations are held. Students live in the school dormitories, where the cost of living is ver- y low. Write'the School of Agriculture, University Farm, St. Paul Minn., for further information. -o— -O—*—O- -*—O—+—0— *—o—*—o particular hardship upon the players if they would get together on market dav and give a few selections gratis. There is much musical talent going to waste in this vicinity and an effort should be made to organize a band and provide means for its support. STRANGE CGi.iiJ ANIONS. J5£^S**&Z ot^e^co^^ .. presented in the reports of cer tain state food commissioners who have barred food products sold by catalog houses because of their inferiority and the fact that they do not meet the requirements of the law; and we have had proof of catalog houses' deception in the sworn testimony that a certain mail-order concern grossly misrepresented the capacity of engines it sold. Of course, we all know that catalog houses have some standard lines of goods, and we know also that when their prices on such lines are carefully7 analyzed and compared with the dealers' prices, they are found in many cases to be practically the same, in some cases higher, all things considered. However, some standard lines are sold by these houses without profit for advertising purposes, a fact which explains their low quotations on many goods. These pric rely as bait. Fortunately- for the implement dealer, the catalog houses do not get many standard lines of the goods in which he is tasted. And when a manU- this their hour • f affliction. The funeral will tane place tomorrow morning at 9o'clock at the St. Joseph's church. Ships With Perforated Sails Some time ago the idea was advanced that if a number of small holes were made in a ship's square-sails, allowing the wind to rush thru, the usual accumulation of dead air would be prevented and the sail would draw better. For refreshments after "a sail'' nothing is better than golden grain belt, beer, and it is a un iversal favorite. Its clear, sparkling purity and wholesome tonic properties make it an ideal drink. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by E. S. Tanner, Little Falls. Hewitt Bridge Co. Lowest Bidder The supervisors of the towns of Buh and Granite and Co. Commissioner F. X. Virnig met at the village hall in Pierz last Thursday and received bids for the new steel bridge to be constructed across Skunk river near Jos. Eisel's place. The Hewitt Bridge Co. of Minneapolis was found to be the lowest bidder and' the contract was let to them for $700, the abutments to be built by the two towns, Blake pays eggs per dozen. i7c in CASH for WiJI Be Double-Header A double wedding has been announced to take place soon. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The contracting parties will be: | Hubert Virnig and Julia Gross, _.„ A,_ Appreciated. | and Stephen Gross and Annie Tubb-Old boy. 1 want to^ congratu- , y. . g fe t d Annie yir_ late you on your speech at the ban- I . • & . , , , f ea. Aim «n._ _. _......_ quet last nlglit. O'Sudds (after wait- nia' are son anU daugliter ole: facturer quits the dealers and ing a moment)-! know you do, pard. county commissioner Peter Vir- begins selling direct, almost in- ami you're awfully Borry you can't do nig. Stephan Gross is a son of because the dea- it truthfully, i appreciate the effort,Stephan Gross of Granite town ^^^^^^^^,1""""""111aaaaBBB____'_l,.,.,r_-..,^.4-,r. ^f The "Happy Family" and a Kitten and a Hawk. The first public exhibition of n "happy family" in EajdauU was given about fifty years ago, when there were ii a monkey, a eai, several i*at_ and three or four pigeons in one cage. Tin- monkey wits on excellent terms wiih the cat so long as puss would allow bin] to warm himself hy cuddling her; otherwise he would show liis vexation by slyly giving her tall a nip wit li his teeth. The birds perched ou the cat's back and petted at her far. and the rats were as friendly with their natural enemy as if she were one of their own sort. A lady walking in the Isle of Wight observed a little kitten curled up on a mossy bank taking a midday nap. As she stopped to stroke it a hawk swooped down and. pouncing upon thb kitten, hid it from light. The lady, fearing for the life of the kitten, tried to rescue it, but the hawk firmly faced her, stood at bay and refused to move. She hastened to a fisherman's cottage and told the Inmates of the impending tragedy. "It's always so," they said, laughing. "That hawk always comes down if any one goes near the kitten. He has taken to It and stays near at baud to watch whenever it gaes to sleep." The lady, greatly Interested, made further Inquiry and learned that the kitten's mother had died, after which the nursling was missed for several days. One day the hawk was seen about the cottage picking up scraps of meat ami carrying them to the roof of VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETS The village council met Monday evening and organized. The members of the council qualifying were: Jacob Neisius, president; Frank Grell, Recorder; C. E. Gravel, Joe Ries and Mel Wermerskirchen. The presi dent appointed tbe following members as standing commit- ties for the ensuing year: M. Wermerskirchen, streets; C. E. Gravel, buildings; J. Ries, claims. F. X. Schwankl was e- U-cted village marshal!. CHOIR WILL GIVE ENTERTAINMENT An entertainment consisting of a comedv drama, dialogues, musical selections etc. will be given under the auspices of the St. Cecelia's choir, next Sunday evening* at Faust's hall. As the proceeds of this entertainment are to be used to defrav expenses incurred by the improvements made upon the church it should and undoubtedly will be well attended. Knew Where He Was. "When I was studying in Boston," said a musician, "they used to tell a about ;. man named Harper, an odd old character, who played a trombone in e ae eef the small theaters there. One time they were rehearsing a new overture. Throughout the pie< e Harper was a little behind the rest of the men. Before they started it ond time tho leader reproved Harper for not coming in more regularly with the other players. When they attempted it again Harper came ia, as usual, two or three heats behind time. The leader stopped and, after letting loose a lot of profanity, demanded to know If the trombonist knew he Was playing about half a dozen notes behind the others. "Ilarper redded. 'That's all right,' said he. 'I tan catch up with the ers any tiaae 1 want to.'"—Philadelphia Telegraph. Waiting to Find Out. Cincinnati Tourist (who for the first rime has jus. entered a restaurant In Parisl—Have you ordered? Si. Louis Tourist (who has the table ire and who : up from a French bill of farei—Yes. i did you order? St. Louis Tourist (impatiently)— How do I know?—Chicago News. Diplomat!:. The late Lord Saviie used to say that high diplomatists had always to be on their guard against intriguing women, mainl; nts. who would use any wile to extract Ini'or- matlon. During the Uusso Turkish war, when Europe was always on the verge of a crisis and Russian statesmen were most anxious to know what England would do under given circumstances; a lady came up to him suddenly at a ball and said: "I hear that the Russians have made i aud entered Constantinople," hoping, no deeuh;, that he woulel be surprised into some iudis- creet expression. He merely replied: "Indeed'. And I suppose the sultan has conferred on them the order of the Turkish bath!" The lady continued gravely: "And they say in Paris that If England does not interfere the eastern question is settled iu favor of Russia." "And that." replied his excelt "Is, I suppose, the new judgment of Paris." .mmi-^ apprcei:! lers having found his _roods in- lust the same. Nasty weather, isn't and Julia Gross is a daughter of it?—Chicago ^^^^^^^■'•'■'■'■'■•■•■•■•■•■■'■•■•■••••••lllllllllll***^'*iaa.llllll.lll.ll-.l____i variably it is 1 IS L >>, Llo. v x_aa_ ^v. . fcrior, and therefore unsalable, quit him first.—Farm Implement News. ^^^^^^^^^mm^*^mm*amm** iMrs. M. Gross. the cottage. The fisherman climbed up aud found the lost kitten nestled in a hole in the thatch and thriving under the care of ! on such a day father. It was \ strong east wind blowing? Not Always. Tommy—Pop. what is the difference between a probability red a pos ity? Tommy's Pop—A probability, my sing you want to happen.—Philadelphia Record. its strange foster lamer. i«. «ao i "_■•«_•_, <=.*.=.. ..__... w Mrs. G brought down anei restored to the cot-! man—Ala d a will always have ^^^^^^^■"■■■■■■■■■aaBBBBBBaBBBBBB ^^^^^^^^^ Taught Him a Lesson. The Funny Doctor. I "Why dan't you give your wife an Dr. McCree—My dear Mrs. Goodman, j allowance?" how could you bring out a young child I "I tried that once, and she spent It as this with such a ! before I could borrow it back."—Louis ville Courier-Journal. bui tlu' hawk would not i his charge and was always at hand to rescue the kitten from the caress strangers.—pi. , North Auier- your little joke* How can a child of this age possibly know what wind it Is?—London Answers. It belongs to great men to have great defects—French Proverb. FOR A CLEAN SHAVE AND A~NEAT HAIRCUT GO TO^REYNOLDS.
|Title||The Pierz Journal (Pierz, Morrison County, Minnesota), 1910-04-23|
|Succeeding Titles||Royalton Banner; The Royalton Banner - Pierz Journal|
|Edition||Volume 1, Number 44|
|Date of Creation||1910-04-23|
|Publishing Agency||F.L. Preimesberger (Pierz, Morrison County, Minnesota)|
|Minnesota Reflections Topic||Communication|
|Item Physical Format||Newspapers|
|Formal Subject Headings||
Advertising -- Newspapers
|Locally Assigned Subject Headings||Banner-Journal|
|Minnesota City or Township||Pierz|
|State or Province||Minnesota|
|Contributing Organization||Morrison County Historical Society, 2151 S. Lindbergh Dr. P.O. Box 239, Little Falls, MN 56345|
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|OCLC Control Number||1641163|
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PIERZ, MORRISON COUNTY, MINNESOTA, APRIL 21, 1910.
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