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CITIZENS STATB BANK.
(INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, niNNESOTA.
W. P. CHASE,
Paid Up Capital
I BAN O PRINCETON
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Paid on -Thne'De-
and Domestic Ex-
S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
G. A. EATON, Cashier.
Doe a Genera Bankin Business $
Farm and jjj
Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at
on Easy Terms, for sale by
The Great Northern and
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies.
For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
M. S. RUTHERFORD,
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
Woodcock & Oakes,
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Foley Bean Lumber
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com
plete Stock of Building Material.
E. HARK LIVE STOC COflPANY
A. W. Woodcock
W. H. Oakes
Office and Yards:
I AT PRINCETON ON THE FIRST SATURDAY
OF EACH MONTH.
Fifty Good Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand.
Private Sales Dajly.
Time Given on Approved Paper.
E. MARK, Auctioneer.
R. C. DUNN Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1899.
Member of State Board of Medical Examiners.
Surgeon of G. N.,and E- M. Ry.
TJ. S. Pension Examining Board meets 1st
Wednesday of each month at office over Pio
neer Drug Store. Telephono 18,
L. ARMITAQE, JUL D -1
M. a a, Q. c:ii wui T. a D.
Office in Townsend's Block.
Hours: 9 to 12 A. M. 2toUP. M.
Residence Kately house, near Roller Mill.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Carew Blooli,
Main Street, Princeton.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offices at Princeton, Minn., and
306 Globe Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Townsend Block.
^APMAN j^ AL j^ E
BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS.
A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars.
Main Street, Princeton.
OLD RELIABLE MEAT MARKET
Is the place to get choice fresh and salt meats.
I deal in the best and my prices are reasonable.
First door west of Citizens State Bank.
First Street, Princeton.
Coffins and Caskets, from the cheapest to the
best grades always on hand.
An embalming fluid used which brings dis
colored corpses back to natural color.
Also dealer in granite and marble monuments.
Livery, Sale and Feed Stable.
E. D. CLAGGETT, Prop.
That fit and -wear.
Everything for the
I R. D. BYERS, I
Carpets by Sample.
On Pric- Store!already
O. H.BUCK O.J. CRAVENS
BUCK & CRAVENS,
All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly
and promptly done. We make a
Special attention given to Horse
shoeing and repair work.
Wagon and Carriage work war
ranted to give satisfaction..
Opposite Caley's Store.
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A^jShort Description of the New Elec-
tric Light and Water Works
Plant Just Completed.
'TIs One of the Most Complete Plants
^Ever Installed by a Village of
citizens of Princeton are proud
OJ their new electric light and water
wpyks plant and well they may be, for
jl^is one of the most complete and
tfljojoughly up-to-date plants in the
/#he building is of solid brick built
especially for the accommodation of
trfe plant and is very conveniently ar
ranged. The machinery consists of a
Crocker-Wheeler dynamo capable of
ca,rrying~ 1500 lights, a Cbandler-Tay
lcj$.bigh speed engine of eighty horse
pqWer to which the dynamo is directly
connected and a Gardner pump capa1
b&.,.of discharging 30,000 gallons of
wper per hour.
|The water tower is also of solid
b|jpk 80 feet high laid in cement sur
mounted by a tank 22 feet tall, with a
capacity of (55,000 gallons. The atand
imf pressure on the mains is 90 pounds,
wjhich will furnish a good fire-fighting
sfream. The pump is also arranged
sP that pressure can be applied di
rectly to the mains, giving a higher
pressure if necessary. The water sup
pj^is secured from a tubular well un
dejr the building, which insures con
sumers a very pure water, suitable for
domestic use?., purer in fact than that
taken from nine-tenths of the private
Wells at present.
The village has a good system for
fire protection in the business portion,
hydrants being located at every block,
and the mains are quite well extended
in that portion of the village south of
the river. On the residence streets
the hydrants are also placed at every
block. The total length of the mains
already laid is 6,050 feet, winch makes
a very good start.
The business portion is lighted with
six 1,200 candle power enclosed arc
lamps of the latest pattern and the
outskirts have 22 incandescent lamps
of 32 candle power. The citizens have
put in 450 commercial lights
and Superintendent Miller and his
assistants are kept busy with new con
tracts. Before Jan. 1 there will be
over 700 commercial lights burning
The village has been in possession of
the plant less than ten days and every
thing is running in a most acceptable
A special agent of the postpffice de
partment has been in Princeton this
week looking up mail connections
and preparing recommendations for
changes of routes, etc. Among the
changes he proposes to have the Cam
bridge stage leave Princeton in the
morning instead of Cambridge, return
ipg here in the evening about 6
Q^clock. He thought this would give
the village satisfactory mail service
but the citizens vary frankly told him
that it would not suit them. If Prince
ton is to have hei* mail supplied by
stage,her. citizens^believe it should
come by way of Ellk River, a much
shorter route and one which would
give us our morning papers.and mail
about noon. The government would of
course be improving the service along
the route of the Cambridge stage by
the proposed change for as it runs
now it connects at neither end, but the
Princeton business men could not be
greatly accommodated by receiving
their mail after office hours.'
Another thing to be considered is
the condition of the roads between
Cambridge and Princeton at certain
seasons of the year. Less than six
weeks ago all communication was cut
off by high water and if Princeton had
depended on this stage for mail then
it would have gone mailless. A
mighty kick should go up to the pow
ers that be.
BROKE THE MILL'S RECORD.
Foley Iteau Saw Mill Plant at Milaca Did
Business in 1899.
The Foley-Bean Lumber company of
Milaca shut down on the 20th inst. af
ter a post successful season's work,
says the St! Cloud Jdipnal-Press. The
plant isras put in operation April 20,
and itrWill thus be sqen that the mill
has been at work exactly seven
months to a day. During this period
the output has been just forty million
feet of lumber, or six millions more
than the cut of 1898.
Three hundred and fifteen men have
been given employment the greater
portion of the time, this umber being
oh the pay roll the day the mill shut
down. It will be interesting to know
that of the immense output of lumber
for the sawing season of 1899 a gain of
stock on hand of but five million feet
was made. In other words while forty
millions were cut, thirty-five millions
were shipped. Of course the company
had nearly an equal amount in thebe
yards before the sawing season com
menced and is in good position to fill
all orders even at the present time,
despite the great quantity marketed.
The output has gone principally to
southwestern points. Five million
feet of selects or shop lumber has found
a market in Chicago and another five
VILLAGE HALL, ENGINE HOUSE, POWER STATION AND TOWER.
Photo by Nelson.
million went into bill stuff for railroad
work. From these figures it will be
seen that the Foley-Bean plant is of
great importance to the prosperity of
Milacain fact the town would amount
to very little without it.
Now that the sawing season is at an
end improvements to the plant will be
made. Among-these will be the im
mediate erection of a $5,000 burner
for the disposition of the refuse. This
will be located near the Great North
ern bridge, a considerable distance
from the mill and will be connected
with the mill by blowers.
Another improvement that has been
practically decided upon is the addi
tion of another band mill to cost in the
neighborhood of $7,000. This will be
the latest improved Diamond mill, will
take the place of the rotary now in use,
and will give the Foley-Bean plant an
all-band mill'and the capacity will be
greatly increased thereby. The man
agement of the mill is under the per
sonal^direction of M. K. Rudd, who
will be pleasantly remembered here.
He is one of the most capable mill men
in the entire northwest, which means
much. C. W'. Weeks of Minneapolis
is superintendent and is said to be the
right man in the right place. The
great output of the company shows
that the management has been well
handled. H. A. Wheeler of this city
has been head sawyer with the Foley
Bean people for some years past and
the number of logs which go through
a mill depend largely upon the men
who handle the saw levers. The mill
is a very complete one and the com
pany enjoys a very lucrative patron
Miss Palmer, of. Wayzata, who was
formerly a missionary for the Amer
ican board in South Africa, spoke on
that line of work id the Congrega
tional church on Sunday last, and gave
some very, interesting information on
the country and on the native people.
VOLUME XXIII. NO. 51.
A FORESTf FIGHT.
District No. Has a School Fight On
Which Will Rival That of
the Twin Cities.
An Attempt Is Being riade to Oust an
Officer and riandamus Proceed
ings Have Been Booked.
St. Paul and Minneapolis are not to
be left alone in their enjoyment of
school difficulties, for Foreston bobs
up serenely with a whole hatful of
suits and troubles.
The matter has gone so far that the
district court has been asked for a
mandamus, as the following from the
St. Cloud Journal-Press will show:
"A formal demand has been made,
through Attorney R. B. Brower of
this city, upon J. M. Stowe, ex-clerk
of school district No. 11, Foreston,
Mille Lacs county. Stowe was re
cently removed from office because of
alleged misconduct in office, having re
fused to sign vouchers for teacher's
salary because the teacher was dis
tasteful to him. The other directors
declared the office vacant, but he has
refused to surrender his books to his
successor. He has refused to comply
with the attorney's demand for the
books and a mandamus proceeding will
commenced through the district
court to bring him to time. The mat
ter is the subject of some discussion
with not a few forcible adjectives at
Mr. Stowe was in Princeton Monday
and the UNION asKed him for his side
of the story.. He says that in August
the board held a meeting at which the
amount of money each teacher was to
be paid was decided upon and the
board was unanimously agreed that it
was necessary to practice rigid econ
omy. Shortly afterward two members
of the board made contracts with
teachers at a higher salary than that
agreed upon and he refused to sign
these contracts. When the orders for
wages were presented for his signature
lie again refused to comply and then
Messrs. Cone and Neumann declared
his office vacant. He declares his
office vei'y much occupied and doesn't
propose to have it considered other
wise-until the court compels him to do
so. In the meantime Mr. Cone has
left Foreston and has taken up a resi
dence in St. Cloud and Mr. Stowe inti
mates that if anyone has vacated an
office it is Mr. Cone, although the lat
ter is still acting.
There will probably be all sorts of
fun before the end is reached.
WANT TO FILE.
Mille Lacs Lake Reserved Sections Are De
sired by Settlers.
Several filings were offered at the
office Saturday by
men who are anxious to locate on lands
in sections 16 and 36 in the Mille Lacs
Indian reservation. The State claims
these sections as school lands but the
general government disputes the claim,
and these parties are willing to make
homestead entry upon the lands in the
hope that the State's claim is held void
by the courts and that the title will
rest in the general government. The
lands in that event will be open to
entry and the squatters will have pref
erence. The sections are chiefly val
uable for the timber which they con
tain.St. Cloud Journal-Press.
A special telegram from Grand
Forks dated Nov. 27, gives the follow
ing details of a serious accident to a
man well known in Princeton: "W. C.
Andrews, traveling salesman for
Wright, Barrett & Stillwell, the St.
Paul paper house, was run over to
night on one of the down town streets
by a team while riding a bicycle. He
received severe internal injuries which
may prove fatal. He was removed to
St. Luke's hospital, where everything
possible is being done to save his life.
He had not regained consciousness at
Mr. Andrews has made this town for
twenty years and has made many
friends among the business men. All
hope that he may be spared. His wife
lies at the point of death, being a suf
ferer from oancer.
Judge Searle has sustained the de
murrers to the complaints in the cases
of Marie Rottier and Joseph ITokes
against the German Insurance com
pany of Freeport, III. He also granted
the plaintiffs thirty days in which to
serve amended complaints in the cases.
Judgment for the plaintiff was
granted in the case of Elvira Hammill
vs. William J. Hammill. The divorce
was granted on the grounds of cruel
and inhuman treatment and failure to
properly provide for his family. Mrs.
Hammill was given the custody of the
three minor children.