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The days of favorite sonsi for 1886
are already upon us, and it is openly
given out in Washington that the
election of Samuel J. Randall to the
Speakership in 1877 means his presen
tation as Pennsylvania's favorite son in
1880. If anybody had told me a few
years ago, as I witnessed a desperate
fight with ice water pitchers, bottles
and tumblers, between a drunken man
and a sober man, in the bar room of
the Metropolitan Hotel of this city,
that the drunken man in the tight
would be a candidate for President in
the near future, I certainly should not
have believed him. Yet,, that drunk
en man was Samuel J. Randallthen,
as now, a member of the House from
the rowdy district of Moyamensing,
Philadelphia. He has reformed since
them, and is now, I believe, a total
abstainer. But he was the terror of
the bar-rooms of Pennsylvania avenue
them. Under the influence of liquor
he had a most unfortunate fondness
for whipping his friends, He was as
strong as an ox, and pitchers .and
tumblers were the favorite weapons
with which he followed up assaults
begun with a tongue which rum foul
ed to an extraordinary degree. In
deed the power of whiskey to develop
the dormant devil in a man was never
more strongly illustrated than in the
Samel J. Randall of those days. But
he is all right now, so they say, and
would do for a model for deportment
to be followed by any young man
aspiring to be either an editor or a
minister.Mack in the Globe-Democrat,
The other week we madea short
visit to Princeton, and were more than
surprised to see the progress she has
made in the past year. During the
hard times, (for the past three years,)
when almost every town was standing
still or going backwards Princeton has
pushed slowly and steadily ahead, and
now ranks favorably with any town
north of Minneapolis, and what, has
been the cause of this steady growth?
We can answer that question. She is
iotunate enough to be possessed with
right kind of men to build up any
place. Without any exception she has
a better lofc of thorough business men,
than any place in the state for her
size. It would surprise a stranger to
step into some of those large stores
and see the amount of goods they
carry, shelves, counters and tables
pijea up with flannels, cassimers and
all kinds of domestic goods such as
their trade requires, and the extremely
low prices at which they sell, bring
tin customers from fifteen to twen
ty miles around.
It is no use for us to speak of their
hotels they are too well known all ov
er to need, comment at our hands. We
went over with a trayeling agent and
before we got within three miles of
the town he commenced smacking lit*,
'Mg**, and remarked, "we will soon get
a square meal at Frank Campbell's, he
keeps, the best hotel on my whole
route," and that is what everybody
3a*ys who stops there.
If there was a premium offered at
our state fair on landlords, Frank
Campbell would take it sure.
R. C. Dunn, publisher of the UNION,
is the "right man in the right place,"
and is doing much toward building up
the town, by publishing a live paper.
We regret that he has got Banning on
the brain, but we all have our faults,
Isanti County Press.
Our Missing Treasurer Turns Up In a
On Monday night M. C. H. Rines re
ceived a letter from a nurse in theabout
North Division Hospital, Chicago, in
which it stated there was a man who
had been brought there a few weeks
suffering with brain fever, he has par
tially recovered, he says his name is
S. L. Staples, that he is treasurer of
Mille Lacs county, that C. H. Rines is
his bondsman, and that he is coming
home as soon as he can travel. It wag
quite a relief to Mr. Staples's family
and friends that he was still in the
land of the living, even though he had
not a dollar left. The letter was for
warded to Monticello to Mr. Staple?/
mother and brothers, and on Tuesd.* xy
morning tyTr. King Staples started for
Chicago, he intended bringing S L.
Staples back wtth him as soon riS* he
was in fit condition to come* The
Board of County Commission ers are
session, they are examining the
papers, br#thov exact
in books and
All nghjDwt we will go a $3 56
hat on J. W. LiJbby.
on the 1st of November.
to-day on im
A. Ross is acting as deputy during his
If Princeton were in Sherburne
county J, W. Libby could count on
210 votes with a dead certainty.
Princeton has 236 registered voters,
but over 50 of the boys will be absent
in the woods by election day,
C. Rines, I. S. Mudgett and R.
C, Dunn received 29 votes each at the
town caucusthat* being the who,e
Hon. John H.Allen came over from
Fergus Falls last Friday, he intends
going back on Monday and taking his
We have received another letter
from a Princeton correspondent en
dorsing the nomination of H. B. Cowles
for treasurer*Jbut it is too late for pub
There was a dance at Mr. John
Sadley's house fuesday, night, and
about fifteen couples of the young
jolks were in attendance.
amount of the deficiency cafciot be de
termined upon. The Jmr& have in
structed the Auditor tr, commence
suit against Staples an Vis bondsmen
to recover the amount of the defici
Baldwin and..Bluehill will giveX Great Scotlandf-think of tire
W. Libby arousing vote. Princeton has sustained! Cline has
Good boy Nelse, you finished that fnf.
iece of sfflewalfc in nice style. ^Well, Princeton har los^ an*ass and
When you tfihd McAlister's dog Ed. Cilley Wiltlt Cilley .1
is now issued, from our
new quarters, in the basement of the
We return our thanks to those gen
tlemen who assisted us in moving our Jesmer, Peter Robedeau, W. M, Orton
truck on Saturday. Alexander Deshaw, Nelson Lafon.tise,
irtant business Mr. N,
Ths Boartl of County Commissioners
are in session, we shall publish a re
port of their proceedings next week.
Aug Rines goes out a hunting every
Sunday. He says he is married now
and must provide for his family.
Dr. Gile has built about an acre of
sheds around his house the Doc will
soon have a little village of his own.
Owing to an error on our part H, B.
Cowle's local was made to read at
"cash" when it should have been at
While Mr. B. F. Whitney was below
last week, he bought a very prettylfct
of furs, of genuine seals skin, with
which he presented Mrs. Whitney on
El. Brown drove np with his pair of
Kanuck ponies, from Minneapolis, on
Saturday, and stopped over Sunday at
tha American House, starting for Min
neapolis again on Monday morning.
Where, oh where have all our
friends gone to," will be the cry of
the "cliqne" when the election re
turns come in. and they find J. W.
Libby 200 votes ahead.
The weather has been simply de
lightful for the past week no othe|
clime on earthand we doubt i
heaven can'produce anything that
will equal Minnesota's Indian summer,"
tf0e Libby, by G-d! And all
in the stOre shouted "btylly for you.?v^
Rev. Mr, Kingsland and family left
7or their new home, in Clearwater,
Wright county, on Thursday. Mr.
Kingsland made many friends during
his years' residence in Princeton he"
has gained 'the good wiU and esteem
of all and While there^are many who
do not like his preachmg-i-nor any o#-
er minister's preaching for that matffer
still, as a matt he was admired by
all. We bespeak a cordial welcome
for the Rev. gentleman and his family
from the citizens of Clearwater. $
We are happy to learn that the
Rev. Mr. Kingsland is to remain here
another year anyhow, he -and Mr.
Smith have concluded tq... swap, Mr.
Smith going to Clearwater and Mr.
Kingsland remaining in Princeton.
In Caley '& NeelyVs&re the other
night, several partieS&were talking
the number of #o|es J. W. Lib- i
by would get in Baldwin there was
one man in particular wh|m all pres-lcr Mil I I l\ E O
ent agreed would go for Nickerson
while tliey were still talking about| GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
mm tn*a man in question entered, im
mediately, Tom Caley asked him fori AND IS ON HAND A ALLt
wnoir4 would he vote. Quin Nickerson
or J'oe Libby? The Baldwin man
"brought down his fist with a thump"
Minneapolistp practise law.
Minneapolis has acquired a lawyer1
won't you let us know it? and several other of the bovs went up H. B, Cow
M. C. Sausser harness shop isimall,
but it is a nOfrby little "rancne." en Whitneyehas some as good sled Mr. William Cravens went down to
Mr. John"-Sadley will commence JJjnners as can be found in the state Minneapolis to-day, Wednesday, to
grinding buckwheat at his upper mill
elected from Greenbush to attend the
county convention: N. A. Grow, A, D.
has gone below Isaac Gillespie th
Rev Mr Smith preached both moAh
ing and evening at the Methodisi
church last Sunday, and the"Rev. Jdtfr.
Strong preached at the Congregation
alism neither of the two gentlemen
appeared to us to be very forcible, but
after they get acclimated they may dp
The Isanti County Press pays a
high compliment to Princeton, her
hotels and business men generally.
Sheldon, you told the truth about the
hotels and stores and business men, but
you almost shock our modesty, in re
referring to the UNION as you did.
Jake Sausser and George Foltz, Tom
Caley's blacksmiths, have got to be so
high toned siribe they moved into their
new work shop, that they wear stiff
stand-up collars and diamond (though
not of the first water) pins, and will
hardly deign to notice any of their
former cronies when they come around.
Would yon believe it? Our worthy
sheriff attended the Congregational
church last Sunday morning, and he
did not make faces at the minister,
chaw up the bibles nOr squirt, tobacco
juice on the hymn books, however, Hen
Campbell and El. Brown kept a close
watch 'of him.
Several new settlers have moved in
to Wyanett and bought farms from the
St, Paul & Duluth railroad company.
There are some splendid lands in Wy
anett belonging to this railroad com
pany for sale on very reasonable terms
We are always glad to learn '6f new
settlers coming in to the adjacent por
tions of Sherburne and Isanti, because
it means more business for Princeton.
H. B. Cowled
IS STILL IN THE MARKET WITH A
TIMES SWINDLE THE
*ast*wee also Princeton, October.
k- to the eloquent Denton. Mr, Byers
Lumbermen had better make a ttfste Bill, for it is a richtreatto listen
mv 2 fc IT" i has also gone below, he will combine
The following are the delegates business with pleasure-buying goods
SixtytDays,t sell any
Owirig to the fac tha
Cowles is in great need of money, he
will*' fAMiUn ._* oiiil Tviun
~Jj and all goods at COST! Now is the
Messrs. Ceorge Buck and Lou Stedi time to buy your winter goodsof
man went up to the woods Saturday, whichi he has a large stock.
Ed Cille Wil Cille Sa Whitcomb
& considered cash.
and going to hear Denton.
Ttie town caucus for the
th a comity
tl fi ir-J
Perhaps M*. Nyo thinks we should*
do work for him at quarter our regu
lar rates. We happen to be of a dif
ferent opinion though. We hope our
friends will be more liberal in their
dealings with MtMja than he was
H. B, COWLES.
^11-seasoned hear Denton lecture. We admire your
the, Method the caucus and called the meeting to
order: Messrs. John Sadley and T. W.
Dickson were appointed tellers and N.
A. Ross was appointed secretary. The
following were declared elected dele
gates C. H. Rines, D. A. Caley, J.
Goulding. N, A* Ross, A. F. Howard,
A. P, Harmon, I. S. Mudgett, R. C.
Dunn, Joseph Leavitt, M. C. Sausser,
F. Woodbury, and Hugh Brown. On
motion of Joseph Whitcomb seconded
by C. 11. Rines, Dunn was elected
chairman of the town committee for
the ensuing year.
wa held at the
court house halle on Thursday after-
IF Mr. W. Houlton wants to
render himself unpopular in
Mille Lacs county, he had better keep
on wonting against W. Libby.
^Lumbermen and Farmers Take
Notice.All who want good ox bows, ox
yokes, or ax handles will do well to eall at
D. H. Murray's store before purchasing
elsewhere. I use the best lumber be
found iu this county. S1LE HOWARD
Siaii of Minnesota, i
County of Mille Laces.
(Justices' Court Before Scott M. Justice
'slice of the Pence.
!!inii: JSoyes, Charles Hoyes, and
d.vard H. Cutier, |iari'nera as Noyes
brothers & Cutler, plaintiffs,
Silas .U Staples defendant.
he State of Minuesota to Silas L. Staples,
i lie above ttamed defendant.
You are hereby summoned and required
to be and appear before the undersigned,
rn-of the justices of the peace in and for
:iid county, on the seventieth day of
November A. 1). 1877, at eleven o'clock
ii ibe forenoon, at my office in Princeton,
ii said county, to answer to Daniel K.
.Noyes, Charles P. Noyes and Edward H.
Culler, partners as Noyes Brothers and
viuler, in a civil action, Should you fail
i appear at the time and place aforesaid,
judgment will be rendered against you up
on the evidence adduced by said Daniel R.
*,Noyes, Charles P. Noyefc and Edward H.
^Cutler, partners as aforesaid, ft such sum
as they shall show themselves entitled to.
Ciiven under my hand this eighteenth
day of October. 1877.
SCOTT M. JUSTICE,
Justice of the Peace.
State of Minnesota
County of, Mille Lac
Justice CourtBefore Scott M. Justice,
Justice of the Peace.
Henry Campbell and J. W. Libby, part
ners, as Campbell & Libby, plaintiffs,
:i Siias L. Staple^ defeudaut.
The State of Minnesota to SilasL. Staples,
the above named defendant.
You are hereby summoned and required
to be and appear before the undersigned,
one of the justices of the peace in and for
said county, on the 17th day of November,
A. D. 1877, at ten o'clock in the forenoon,
at my office in Princeton, in said county,
to answer to Henry Campbell and J. W.
partners as Campbell & Libby, i
a civi action Should you fail to appean
a the time and place aforesaid, judgment
will be rendered against you upon the
evidence adduced by said Henry Camp
bell and J. W. Libby, partners as afore
said, for such sum as they shall show
themselves entitled to.
Given under my hand, this eighteenth
day of October, .877.
SCOTT M. JUSTICE,
Justice of the Peace.
I am back to Princeton once more and
intend to remain. I return thanks to my
friends and patrons for past favors, and
will try to continue to merit their patron
age in the future. I am now prepared to
do all kinds of Wagon* and Carriage work,
repairing all sorts of Farm Machinery
Gun and Pistol repairing a speciality.
fl3TShop opposite C. H. Rines' Store.
^IF YOU WANT A DECENT
Picture cat] upon Stifle the Photo
grapher, 19 East Third street, St.
Paul, He does firtt-class work. It
will pay you to waft and see him, if
you want a nice and true portrait.
[NEXT DOOR TO CALEY & NEEL^fej
Main St., Princeton, Mirln.
PLOWS NEW LAID
Wagon & Buggy Tires Set
All Kinds of Blacksmithing Done in
the BEST STYIlE and at Reason
able Rates. I Employ
aid Use the Best Material and War
rant All Work Done.
S. M. BYERS'
IS^LOWEST PRICES EVER KNOWN TO
THE RETAI! TRADE.
Highest Price Paid for
OFFICE A RESIDENCE
D. A. CALEY,
Clerk of the District ocvrt,
MILLE LACS CO., MINN.
E^"By a recent act of Con you
can go before the Clerk of Court and prove
up on your claim or homestead you aeed
not go to a U. S. Land office.
STEAM FEED MILLS.
MEAL ATC FEED
CONSTANTLY OX HANU.
Feed Ground to Order,
B. F. WHITNEY.
New Harness Shop..
In the Store Opposite the Grisi Mill,'
MAIN STREET, PRINCETON.
All Work Warranted in Material and
Workmanship. Repairing Promptly
M. C. SAUSSER.
The Best in the World!
WESTERN COTTAGE ORG*!*
Constantly on Hand and
for Sale by
E- A. ROSS,
Agent for Princeton.
S-COFFINS MADE TO ORDER
BYTHE ROSS BROS.
HOWARD M. ATKINS,
Attorney $ Counselor at Law
ELK RIVER, MINN.
f^'Will Practice in anij 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,
I3T THE ACCOMODATIONS
Those Who Stop at the American
Once Generally Do so Afterwards.