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Specimen Blue Laws.
A General History of ftonnecticmt
waji issued in England in J.781. The
author was compelled to flee from
Connecticut on account of his opposi
te the Blue Lws. He sent a number
of copies of it to Connecticut, but its
truthfulness was so unpalatable to
the Connecticuters they collected the
copies and had them,.burned by the
public hangman. But truth has an
ugly habit? of rising again even when
burned TO ashes. In March last a.
copy of the original work was sold at
auction for one hundred and fifteen dol
lars. The work is now reprinted by
the Ap|)jletons,, with notes and addi
tions substantiating the author's state-
ment.... The following are some Blii'e
laws pilloried in the book:
"Nojfood Or lodging shall be affonl
ed tbta'Quaker, Adamite or other He r-
"If any person turns Quaker, he sb .all
be banished, and not suffered to reday
turn u6n pain, of death.
"No preist shall abide in the doi nin
he shall be banished and si iffer
death on ,his return. Priests ma be
seized by anyone without a warrant.
"^o'one shall read common-prayer,
keep Chrjsjmas or Saints-days, make
minced jpies, dance, play cards or play
on any" instrument of music except the
lrum", irumpet and jewsharp.
'No one shall run on the Sa"bbath
day, or walk in his garden or elsewhere
except reverently to and from meeting.
'No one shall travel, cook victuals,
make.'bt^ds, sweep- hosse, cut hair or
shavet the Sabbath-day.
"No"woman shall kiss her child on
the Sabbath or fasting-day.
"No man shall court a maid in per
son or by letter, without first obtain
ing consent of her parents: 5 penalty
for the first olfence 1 for the
second and, for the third, imprison
ment during the pleasure of
court.''Peters' History of Connecti
Shocking if True.
In the Rush City Post, of August
lOthi- appears the following article un
der the heading of "A Horrible.Mur-
We hope the two medical gen-
tlemen are misrepresented, and that
they can clear themselves but-if the
facts are as the Post's correspondent
represents them to be, then, in the
liame of outraged humanity let the
Isanti, county authorities investigate
the matter at once. This affair de
mands- a thorough and- impartial in
vestigation we await the-action of the
Isanti county authorities before com
Here is the article:
"STARK, Aug, 2.
"Saturday, July 28th. having oc
casion to go over, into Isanti county,
that part generally known as the Dall
3ettlement, we learned from several,
parties that a young married lady, on/
the eye of confinement had been re
lentlessly butchered. I went directly
to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. R.
Smith,, and Henry Johnson,, husband
of the deceased, and learned from them
the particulars of the sad affair, which
^.re as follows: Saturday evening, July
21st, Mrs Annie Johnson was taken
sick, when Dr. Lee, of Cambridge, was
immediately sent for and arrived at 11
o'clock p. M., the same evening. Th
work of nature not being instantaneous,
the Rev. Doctor proceeds to force the
matter in which he succeeded so far as
to tear both arms from the yet un
born child. The heart-rending shriekf
*nd prayers for mercy and life fror
the suffering woman were unheedf
and when her husband canie weep ,ing
to the bedside, he was told by Lee
that he knew nothing about such busi
ness, and driven from the room. Lee
not having succeeded in his hellish
work by Sunday afternoon, fjent for
Dr. DeCousen, of Cambridge,' who, un
der the direction of Lee, adr jiinistered
chloroform, and then the knife was
taken to finish the work,*opening tylrs.
Johson on the left side of t',he abdomen,
severing veins, and causing the blood
to spatter tne walls of the room sev
eral feet distant. The'suffering woman
lingered till early, flfionday morning,
and then and not till then, was her
husband allowed to see or speak to her,
was not allowed to hear one parting
word from the J.ips of her he loved so
well. But when they had accomplish
ed their inhuman work they invited
him in and delivered up to him the
mangled corpse of his wife and yet un
born infant. Thus in the short space
of two cj.ays a happy family is broken
up by /a pretentious, inhuman and un
merciful iiend. Shall our county be
disgraced and dishonored by letting
such a deliberate murderer go free.
v'The lady was twenty-five years of
i$e, and had one child before."
"There'smusic in the air."
There's nothing like it-being on
I jood terms or in love with the
Mr. S. M. Byers has again gone be
1 ow after moreijew goods.
Mrs. Seers, sister to Mrs. B.Paul
Dowles, left for her home in Rock Is
land, last week.
The wholesale slaughter of prairie
chickens commenced on Wednesday
morning at daylight.
Our "pard" and Mell Applegate
will soon be back with the boys again
vihen we hope base ball will loom up.
Lumber--Mr, R. D. Byers has 26,-
1000 feetj of well-seasoned pine lumber
which he offers for sale.
Some evil-disposed person poisoned
Mr. Sam Ross's dog "Carlo," on Satur
I Mr. Isaac Gillespie objects to having
a road run through his farm, because
,e thinks such a road besides being det
imental to his interests is unnecessary.
The Messrs. Ross Bros, finished
bi ailding a new granary for Mr. Asahis
Love, of Baldwin, on Saturday.
uilding new granaries is a sure sign of
in creasing prosperity.
In the Davis estate matter, before
th Probate Court, on Tuesday, a ten
da ys' adjournment was asked for by
this attorney for the estate, owing to
th absence of Col. Kerr. Theadjourn
me 'nt was granted.
Mr. P. H. Towsley, of the Commer
cial House, Minneapolis, was at the
American House Monday night, and
went back again Tuesday morning.
Chickens come home to roost---and
if our information is correct, a certain
young gentleman will roost in theprisoner
"jug" shortly. Take our advice and
Mr. M. V. B. Cater says his oats will
weigh 47 lbs to the bushel this year
hat is about 10 lbs more than the av
erage in years past.
Mr. Williams, special agent of the
Post Office deartment, was" in Prince
ton on Monday evening,. Smi" official
business connected with the depart
Mr. and Mrs. H^B. Cowles returned
I on Wednesday from below bn Wednes
I day they have been visiting at Min
neapolis, St. Pa-al, Lake Minnetonka
and vicinity for week past.
A broad smihe illuminates the coun
tenance of Mr. W& A, Trask nowa
days he feels good about the addition
of a baby boy to his family, last Satur
One of Mir. Tom Gillespie's little
twin babies died last Saturday. Th
funeral too place on Sunday services
were held in the Methodist Church,
where qu'ite a large crowd were con
gregated the remains were deposited
in the W est Branch cemetry.
Itory, a young lawyer of the
firm oV Taylor & Storey, St. Cloud,
has b' jen in town investigating tax title
pine lands for the past few days. He
left for St. Cloud this morning. Mr.
Str jry is a clever and sociable young
Mr. N G. Orton, of Greenbush, in
forms us that wheat on the West
Branch will average 35 bushels to the
acre the oats are simply immense, in
some fields the straw will average 8
feet high and well-headed in propor
Mr. F. Woodbury has re-opened his
shop, and is now prepared to attend
promptly to all work entrusted to his
charge. Mr. W. intends to sell out
his shop at jtensqn and remain here
permanently he has great faith in the
future Of Princeton. See card in fcn
It is neither nice nor proper to see
aii old hoary-headed man, with one
foot already in the grave, go around
intermeddling in other folk's business,
talking scandal and gossiping about his
neighbors, If the individual referred
to attended to his own affairs and not
take so much interest in other peoples'
|he will have all he can attend to.
The threshing machines were thick
rxroi^nd here Monday three of them
within a few rods of each other Fos
ter Bros. & Libby's Minnesota Chief
was at Will Townsend's Ford & Gould
ing's was a Frank Campbell's, thresh
ing for Jonas Hill and J. P.. Cater's
was at J. L. Caters, .^illiam Cravens
kept the "Chief "busy oiWednesday
and Thursday threshing hid grain. The
yield in all cases, more than fulfils the
most sanguine expectations.
Hans Lung arrived hdme from the
Big Horn, on Saturday, Hans went
out with the government fort,, building
expedition to the Yellowstone, but he
did not like the country nor the work
he was compelled to do. I took the
expedition ten weeks to get from St.
to their destination.
The labor of Mannie Cowlee in bat
tening Whitney's high board fence
has come to naught, as Ben has ruth
lessly sawed do$n $ai$ fence to the
hight of four feet, Jhe vboys expect
high old times riow.
A party named -McAllister, who
hails from St. -Paul, ''has been "pot
hunting" in this victory since the
morning of the I5ttiwUflV indifferent
success. He has been closely followed
by a detail of tl*^ Princeton Game
Club who have endeavored to make it
warm for the old fejlow.
Jack Stanley iS^tfouble again on
Monday, he came to County Attorney
Ress and wanted-a warrant issued for
Frank (Adams, Jphom he accused of
"way-laying hifc and threatning to
take his life, etc?' Mr. Ross told Jack
to go to Justice Keith Stanley related
grievances to that dignitary, but it
was no use, Mr. Keith failed to see any
good reason why he should issue a war
rant, thereby pu|ng the county to a
useless expense, for he conjectured that
there was not much foundation for the
charges. Stanley was bound to have
Adams arrested anyway, so he went
before Justice Clinea newly-fledged
J. P,and told his story Cline issued
a warrant, and/Sheriff Dickson, arresr
ed Adams and brought him be/pre the
honorable Justice on Tuesday, Mr.
Newel Ross acted as counsel for Adams,
and advised him to swear the case
away from Cline, which defendant did.
Cline made out the papers for the
of venue, but neglected f|$ur the
over to the Sheriff. Justice
Scott Justice had got his stack of law
books all readybut they say some of
them were hotel day books-and made
every perparation to try the case, but
Adams, acting upon the advice, of his
counsel, "lit out," and then there was
nobody to try. Cline feels pr$tt| cheap
over the manner in which the prisoner
gave "leg bail." In the first place, so
far as we can learn, there \wer^ no
grounds for issuing the warrant,- Its
all very well.but these farce trials cost
the county something, when a paper is
put in the hands of the Sheriff by a
Justice of Jbe^^e it is the duty of
that oificej tp see that such paper is
dujV sejr?pl*and he should have his
payTor so doing, but a Justice should
.exercise some discretion and not make
needless costs for the county.
O THE PUBLIC,
We have purchased and are now running
a new Minnesota Chief Threshing Ma
chine. We guarantee to do good work
threshiugicleaa and waste no grain. Our
machine is the only, one of the kind in this
section of the country. The
Minnesota Chief won the premium at the
State Fair last yer, Hon. C. H. Chad
bourne, of Baldwin, was one of the judges
who made the awand. When we do our
work we expect our,pay.
FOSTER BROS & LIBBY.
I am back to. Princeton once more and
intend to remain. I l'-eturn thanks to my
friends and patrons i!or past favors, and
will try to continue tty merit their patron
age in the future. I aiu now prepared to
do all kinds of Wagon and Carriage work,
repairing all sorts of Farm Machinery.
Gun and Pistol repairing a speciality.
&3T'Shop opposite C. H.\ Rines' Store.
Notce is hereby given that the un
dersigned will hold public examin- Iff
ations, for the benefit of such persons I
as desire to teach in Milk) Lacs county I
during the comitig Fall or Winter, as
Atjhis office in Princeton on
Saturday, September 1st, 1877,
Saturday, September 22nd, 1877, and
Tuesday October 2nd, 187'J.
Exminations each instance to com
mence at? 10 o'clock A. M.
Dated^at Princeton, Augu&^t 7th A.
D.lf77F A. P/ BARKER,
County Superintendent of flchools.
State,of Minnesota, Gounty of Mille Lacs,
The State of Minnesota to J. B. G.lbbs,
defendant. You are hereby summoned
and required to be and appear before the
undersigned, one of )}k' Juaiices of the
Peace in and for said County^ on tlie first
(lay of September, A. D, ,1877, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon of said day, at my office in
the Village of Princeton in said County,
to answer wAndrew J* Cater in a civil
action ahb^td you fail appear at tho
time and place'aforesaid, judgment will be
rendered against you upon the evidence
adduced by said Andrew J. Cater for such
sum as he shall show himself entitled to.
Given under-my hand, this 8th day of
August A. D. 1877.
CHARLES KEITH, Justice of the Peace.
THE SEASIDE jLIBRARY.
('!u4oc l,..oks Ur...y,
9. 10. .19'Jie Woman in While, By
For sale by all
for tlu. few
ii). 'i In* beat i:imliii iuivelw Within
n-.-i'-h ..f onHjrv one. ,J.,.,kw usually
8 Old tlOlli $1
unabridged) for 10 and 20 ?ents
1- East Lynne, by Mrs. Henry Wood
John Iladlax, Gent., By Miss
Jane Eyre ,By. Charlotte Bronte.
A WomanrHater, Charles Reade's
p|h Black-Indies, Jules .Verne's
ttast Days of Pompeii, By
*W m& Georer
1 Arundel Motto, By Mary Cecil
I Collins. i
11. The Mill on the Flos^ By C3oi&em
12. The AmericanT Senator, By Aa
14. The Dead Secret, By Wilkie Col
15. Romola, By George Eliot. (Double
16. The English at the North Pole
and Field of Ice. In one book
By Jules Verne.
fc -,-i 4
dealers or sent, postageM prepaid, on re-
21,23 & 25 Vandewater St., N. Y.
IS STILL IN THE MARKET WITH A
FULL LINE O
i GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
1A.ND IS ON HAND AT ALL
TIMES TO SWINDLE THE
BLACKSMITH SHOP II
[NEXT DOOR TO CALEY & NEELY'sJ
Main St., Princeton, Minn.
PLOWS NEW LAID
7 20c, 20c 10c
17. Hidden Perils, By Mary Cecil Hay 10c
18. Barbara's History, By Amelia
Id. A Terrible Temptation,
Charlei08i# Reade. io
22. Man and Wife By Wiikie Collins 20c
23. The Squire's Legacy, By Mary
Wagon & Buggy Tires Set
All Kinds of Blacksmithing Done in
the BEST-STYLE and at Reason
able Rates. ^Employ
FIRST CLASS WORKMEN
aid Use the Best Material and War
rant All Work Done.
S. K/ BVERS*
j^g^LOWEST PRICES EVER KNOWN TO
THE RETAIL TRADE.
Highest Price Paid for Furs.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
D. A. CALEY,.RESIDENCE
Clerk of the District Court,
MILLE LACS CO., MINN.
ISr*By a recent act of Congress, vou
can go before the Clerk of Court and prove
up on your claim or homestead vou need
mot go to a F. S. Land office.
MEAL AND FEED
CONSTA^TiaP ON HAND.
Teed Ground to Order.
B. E. WHITNEY.
New Harness Shop,
In the Store Opposite the foist Mill,
MAIN STREET, PRINCETON.
All Work Warranted in Material and
Workmanship. Repairing Promptly
The Best in the World!
Constantly on Hand and
for Sale by
E. A. ROSS,-
Agent kor Princeton.
COFFINS M^DE TO ORDER
THE ROSS B^S.
HOWARH H. ATKINS,
Attorney fy Counselor at Law
ELK RIVER, MINN
3C" Will Practice in any of the
Courts of Record in the State.
JOSEPH A ROSS,
Attorney and Counselor
LEWIS D. DENT,
RUSH CITY, MINN.
Office at his residence, on Avenue B, near
F. H. Pratt's store.
F. M. Campbell,
ThoSe Who Sop:at ttie American
Once Generally Do so Afterwards!