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Good Tea for
A No. 1 Tea for
Splendid Syrup for
IS STILL IN THE MARKET WITH A FULL LINE OF
AND IS ON HAND A ALL TIMES TO SWINDLE THE
AN POO GOODS!!!
CENTER BLOCK, MAIN STREET, PRNCETON,
The Best Assortment of Goods in Ids Line North of Min-
neapolis and St. Paid Consisting of
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PATENT MEDICINES, OILS, PAINTS, DYES,
COLORS, PERFUMERY, LAMPS, BRACKETS, TOILET
REQUISITES, COMBS, MUSICAL INSTRU-
MENTS, TRUSSES, CIGARS TOBAC-
CO, POCKET BOOKS, POCKET
KNIVES, STATIC VERY*
3*Prescriptions Carefully Compounded and Filled at all Hours. My Pa-
trons can feel Assured that I Still Continue to Keep the Best of Wines and
Liquors for Medical Purposes.
GENERAL HARDWARE STORE.
General Stock of Hardware
KEE CONSTANTLY ON HAND A
AXKS. HATCHETS, HAMMERS, AUGURS, AUGUR BITS, CHISELS,
PLANES, WRENCHES, CROSS CUT HAND AND WOOD SAWS,
CHAINS, ROPES, DRAW AND SPOKE SHAVES,
SPADES, SHOVELS AND FORKS NAILS,
HINGES AND BUTS, TABLE AND POCKET CUTLERY
TIN AND WOODENWARE FURNITURE, LEADS, OILS AND
PAINTS, COOKING, PARLOR AND HEATING STOVES, &c, &c &c.PHYSICIAN
Lumbermen's Supplies a Speciality.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF LAMPS A VERY LOW FIGURES.
We Discount MjjeMis Retail Prices for GASH,
HAS A LARGE STOCK OF
SUMMER DRV GOODS,
AND HIS STOCK OF
General Groceries, Boots and Sloes is Complete
AND HE IS SELLING ALL HIS GOODS AT
JtSTTRESH BEEF AND PORK CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
COME AN5 SEE ME A THE
OLD RELIABL E STOREi
Has on Hand an Immense Stock of General Dry Goods,
Boots and SJwes and Groceries.
GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIE'S DRESS GOODS
My Stock of Gentlemen's Furnishinig Goods is Very Large and Complete
Lumbermen Supplies a Speciality.
PBODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR GODDS. CASH PAID FOR WHEAT &c
3 5 cents per pound.
5 0 cents per pound.
7 5 cents per gallon.
VOL. II. IPRINCETON, MINN., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 1878
[NEXT DOOR TO CALEY & NEELY'8j|g
Main St., Princeton, Minn,
OX-S HOE IN 3
LOGGING AND TOTE SLEDS AL-
WAYS ON HAND.
All Kinds of Blacksmithing Done in
the BEST STYLE and at Reason-
able Rates. I Employ
and Use the Best Material and War-
rant All Work Done.
SI. AL,EY, Prop'r.
S. M- BYER8'
2g~L0WEST PBICES EVER KNOWN TO
THE RETAIL TRADE.
Highest Price Paid for Pars-
MEAL AND FEED
CONSTANTLY ON HAND..
Ground to Order.
B. F. WHITNEY.
E:. c- OIL_E,
OFFICE A RESIDENCE.
i i yiiiiijjyuH}
ggr THE ACCOMODATIONS
Those Who Stop at the American
Once Generally Do so Afterwards,
The Best in the World!
WESTERN COTTAGE ORGAN
Constantly on Eland and
for Sale by
E- A- ROSS,
Agent for Princeton.
&3TC0FFINS MADE TO ORDER
BY THE ROSS BROS.
W1NTEE TIME TABLE.
irapbell & Libby, Prop's
Leave American House, Princeton,
Daily (Except Sunday) at 7 A. M.
Leave Elk River Daily (Except Sun
day) at 12 M.
All Goods by Express or Freight
Consigned to Our Care, Promptly At
OFFICE A ELK RIVER.
The UNION AND THE WeeMu
Pioneer-Press FOR $ 2 5 0 m*
R. C. DUNN, PUBLISHER.
Independent Republican in Politics.
Terms $150 per rear.
Official Paper of Millo Lacs County and
the Village of Princeton.
dTAll legal advertisements must be paid
for invariably before affidavit of publica-
tion will be furnished. No deviation from
Ibis rule hereafter.
Now is the time to subscribe, Sub
cribe for home papers where is theit
use of sending to New York or Chi
cago for papers when yon can get as
good and bettor in your own state?
We furnish the St. Paul Weekly DIS
PATCH, a live, ably edited ten-column
paper,aud the UNION for $2 25 per
year. And the UNION and the PIONEER
PRESS for $2 50 per year, with map
50 cents extra, and the splendid map
is well worth $1 50. Call and see
sample copies at this office.
The Pioneer-Press styles Bismarck
the "silent dictator," and he deserves
HE senate has confirmed the nomi
nation of Bharles A. Ruflee, as Indian
agent at the Chippeway reservation.
HE conference of the great Europe
an powers, is to meet at Baden Baden,
on the first week in March.
MINNESOTA'S representatives in con
gress, with the exception of J.
Stewart, voted for the silver bill.
W E meant the 3rd congressioal dis
trict instead of the 1st, when referring
to W. D. Washburne's chance for theis
HE opponents of the silver bill,
made a great ado about the nation's
plighted faith etc. But now the
news comes from London that U. S.not
bonds haye appreciated in value since
the passage of the silver bill.
HE unanimous verdict of all who
are conversant with the facts regard
ing the shooting of Dick Olmstead by
Constable Thompson at Elk River,
last Thursday, is that Thompson did
HE resolutions adopted by
board of county commissioners, and
the commencement of the preliminary
survey, are encouraging signs. Hur
rah for the P. & A. R. R.!
HE miserable weather we are hav
ing has caused a general depression in
all branches of business in Princeton.
The prospects for half a log crop, are
gloomy indeed. Bad year for farmers,
merchants, mechanics and the UNION,
OUR Village Council have wisely
resolved not to go into the ordinance
making business by the wholesale this
year. Sensible, gentlemen, have as
few as possible, but see that those
which do exist, are strictly enforced.
DOES it pay to resist an officer in
the discharge of his duties? Recent
events at Elk River and Owatonna,
would lead us to believe that it did
HE AnokaS. $- R, thinks another
paper in Princeton would be a paying
investment in talk. We thank our
brethren of the press, for their kind
notices, but assure them that we areFrom
not in the least annoyed abont that
mythical new paper.
MORE than three-fourths of the
counties in this state, have the pro
ceedings of their Board of County
Commissioners published officially.
In some cases only half legal rates and
in others full rates are paid for the
publishing of the reports.
ENGLAND and Russia are growling
at each other the outlook is more
peaceful although the English fleet
still remains anchored close to Constan
tinople, and the Russians are en
camped within a few miles of the sub
urbs' of the city.
HE sympathies of the great*majo*
ity of the people of the United States
are with Russia as against Turkey and
England. Russia befriended this coun
try duiing the dark days of the rebel
lion, while England done all in her
power to aid the cause of the south it
is natural that Americans should sym
pathize with Russia,
WOULD it not be a God send to the
laboring men in thi3 vicinityseeing
that lumbering is almost a total fail
ureif work on the Princeton & Ano
ka railroad was commenced this spring?
Still there area few blatherskites who
claim to be workingmen and are
opposed to giving working-men a
chance to earn a living.
HE silver bill, slightly amended as
came from the House, passed the
Senate on Saturday, by a vote of 48 to
21 more than a two-thirds majority.
The probability is that the House
will concur in the Senate's amend
ments, and the bill will become a law
forthwith for, even if the President
were to exercise his veto power, the
bill would be passed over his head.
SOME people imagine that the coun
ty printing in this county, is a big
thing but they would be surprised if
we were to inform them that since the
UNION was first started, fourteen
months ago, its revenues from all
official and village printing, has not
amounted to $175. Do not take our
word for it, examine the Financial
Statement when it is published.
THERE is no use of borrowing troub
le we have heard several gentlemen,
mostly from Milo, remark that if the
railroad was built they would sell out
their farms and leave the county.
Gentlemen, act sensibly wait and see
the turn affairs will take if the road
built. Do not be misled by dema
gogues remember the old adage "suf
ficient unto the day is the evil thereof,"
A BULLY in Owatonna, named Lan
gan got on a drnnk and swore he could
be arrested the Village Marshal
did arrest him however a brother of
the rowdy interfered and kicked the
Marshal, when that officer drew his
revolver and blazed away, and Langan
No. 1 went along peacably, while
Langan No. 2 will kick no more in
this world. Verdict of the coroner's
jury, justifiable homicide.
PARTIES in St. Cloud are afraid that
county scat of the county, may be
removed from that city to Melrose, or
Sauk Centre so they are desirous of
annexing Benton county to Steams,
but Benton has managed to get along
very nicely by herself these many
years, and will have nothing to
with Stearnes. There is very little
prospect of the annexation scheme
being carried out, as the people of
Benton generally, are well satisfied
with things aVtheb are.
QUITE a sensation was created in the
the House on Saturday, when C. C.Master
Brandt representative from Brown
Couuty arose in his seat and announced
an agent of the book ring had bribed
him with $50 to vote for some amend
ments to the Merrill text-book law.
The UNION, heretofore has had noth
iug to sa) in regard to this text-book
business, but now that Merrill's op
ponents have resorted to bribery, we
hope the legislature will neither amend
nor repeal the last winter's law.
There has been expressed fear in Demo
cratic circles that after Mr. Ilall gets
the Globe well on its feet he will sell it
to the Republicans, as he did the Dispatch.
the following item in a State paper
it mighty possibl be inferred that H. P.
was gradually prepariug the Democratic
intellect to sustain hira in some such con
templated manoeuvre:St. Paul Dispatch.
"H. P. Hall, in selling out the Dispatch
to the Republicans in 1876, did what he
had a perfect right to do It was purely
a business transaction, aud surely a per
son has got a right to dispose of his pro
perty when he can sell to advantage."
The extract referred to was quoted
from the UNION, and was in answer to
a Democrat who blamed Mr. Hall for
selling out the Dispatch. We firmly
believe that the Globe will remain
what it purports to bea red hot
democratic sheet and if tb&y Demo
crats of the State do not accord it a
liberal support, they do noj deserve to
be represented by an organ.
Shooting Affray at Elk Biver.
It will be remembered by most of
our readers, that Dr. Stacy and his
wife became estranged last summer,
and the saloon keeper, Olmstead, was
the cause of the estrangement. The
Doc. sued for a divorce and the case
was to have been tried at the present
term of court. Olmstead had been off
in Illinois ever since be sold his saloon,
but he returned to Elk River to see
how the divorce suit between Stacy
and his wife would terminate. Last
Wednesday Stacy and Mr. Isaac Young
were playing a quiet game of billiards
in Goldsmith & Johnson's saloon
Olmstead who was under the influence
of liquor, came in and lifted the balls
off the table and asked the player*
what they were "going to do about it."
He then seized Stacy and flung him
out in the street, and shoved Mr.
Young out also. On Thursday about
noon, Mr. Stacy swore out a warrant
against Olmstead, and it was placed in
Constable Thompson's hands for ser
vice. Deputy Sheriff Daniels accom
panied Thompson when he went to
make the arrest. Olmstead was found
in the saloon Thompson pulied out
his warrnt and commenced reading it
Olmstead snatched it out of his hands
remarking that no
could arrest him, at the same time
his revolver and firing a shot
into the floor. Daniels immediately
grappled with Olmstead, who fired
two more shots, when Thompson, who
had drawn his revolver after the first
shot, thought it was time to act, and
fired, the ball taking effect in the re
gion of the spinal column. Olmstead
exclaimed I am shot" and fell on the
floor, and fired the fourth time at
Thompson, taking aim between Dan
iels' legs. Daniels displayed his grit
by^holding on to Olmstead from the
commencement of the scrimmage.
Olmstead was a big burly fellow,
weighing over 200 lbs and was disliked
by most all who knew him he formerly
kept a saloon in Cambridge aud whea
he got drunk he would amuse himself
by discharging his revolver in close
proximity to people's heads. Last
winter he came near getting shot by a
woman in the neighborhood of Spen
cer Brook. Thompson had au exam
ination before Justice Staples on Sat
urday and was discharged he did his
duty, and the people of Elk River are
glad of it. At last accounts, Olmstead
was still living, but he can scarcely
A communication has been received
from a citizen in Hutchinson, condemn
ing the artist of that town, it may be
true, but it is nevertheless laid over
till the programme of the Enterprise
'The artist" must mean the lunk
headed Nye. "Didn't we tell you so?"
Now after the animal leaves Hutchin
son he will write a lot of scurrilous
letters and postal cards, to the Post
at that place, slandering the
ladies of Hutchinson that's what he
did after leaving Princeton.
SHALL IT BE ALLOWED?-Intoxica
ting liquor sold, not simply in viola
tion, but in open, positive defiance of
law, in this village. Men collecting
and not only permitting drunken men
to use the most profane and obscene
language in the public streets, but en
courage a most brutal fight. How
long is this to continue? Shall we li
cense such conduct, or the business
which is the active procuring cause of
all these disgusting and murderous vi
olation of all rules of peace and safety?
Elk River News.
No, of course you should not "li-
cense such conduct" as referred to. but
why don't the ofHcers in Elk River
enforce the law? If several more of
the bullies and rowdies were served as
Olmstead was, Elk River would set
rid of what the News complaius of.
The Princeton UNION is becoming
one of the most newsy exchanges on
our listand our columns attest as
muchAnoka S.$ R.
A new paper is talked of Cor Priuce
ton. It will prove a more paying in
vestment us talk than any thing else.
Anoka 8, &- R.
We are told that one of our
merchants drew a revolver on a cus
tomer, because he wouldn't liquHato
a bill, one day last wtek^-Anoka Un