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thirty.old lawyers were silent. tae usl The Volunteer Counsel. ous and dreadful to behold thc-ora'tor, Jp'uh Taylor was licensed, when a His actions too, became as impetous as youth"of twenty-one, to practice atthe motions of an oak in a hurricane. the bar. He was poor but well eclu-' His voice became a trumpet filled with rated, and possessed extraordinary whirlpools, deafening the ears with genius. He married a beauty who af-^ crashes of power, and yet intermingled tervVarfts deserted hlrai for another. ail the while with a sweet undersong Oil the ninth of August, 1841, the of sweetest cadence. His forehead court bouse- at Ckukskille, Texas Was glowed like a heated furnace, hiscoun- crow&od to overflowing. An exciting tenaneo was haggard like that of a case .was to be trit-3. George Hop-'mainae* and ever and anon he flung Kins a ealthy planter, offered a gross his long, bony arms on high as if grasp-' insult to Mary Allison, the young and ing after a thunderbolt. beautiful wife of his overseer The Ho drew a picture of murder in ap- husband threatened to chastise lain: palling colors that in comparison bell for tije oa.lrage, wheriHopkins went to i itself might look beautiful he paint- AIMson's house and shot him in theied the slanderer so black that the sun door, Yin- murderer was arrested seemed dark at noonday wdien shining and ha I j$ ai swcrtuc charge. The! on such a monster. And then fixing occurrence produced great excite- jboth potraits on the shrinkiug Hop meiitj Etna Mr. Hop in order to i kins, fas! ened them' there forever. The turn the tide of popular indignation,! agitation of the audience amounted al- hrul circulated storiesabout her charac-. most to madness, tu-aiid she sued bim'forsbndor. Both, All at once the speaker descended suits were 3eti from his lofty height. His voice wail- The interest became deeper when itjed out to the murdered dead, and liv- was known that Ashley and Pike, of fagthe beautiful Mary more beauti- Arkansas and B, S, Prentiss, of New! The, ,:I vvill, your honor," said a voice from! tain and wildly rushing as a cataract of tiss ere behind the bar, Ilia clothes Are.True Citizen. looked so shabby that the court hesi tatfd to let the case proceed under lua management. "Has your name been entered on the rolls of the state?" demanded the Judge. ilIt is inime- terialj" answered the stranger, his thin blodless lip curling with a sneer, 1 trial went c:i lie tuiYerud the .i nesses to tell their own story, and a,- iowed the defence to lead oil. Ashley spp&e, first, followed by Pike andPrei. li-s. The Later brought clown the house in cheers, in which the jury joined. It was now the strangers turn. He rose before the bar, not behind it, and so near the wondering jury that he could touch the foreman with his long bony finger. He proceeded to tear to pieces the arguments of Ashley, which melted away at his touch like frost be fore a sunbeam. Every one looked I sn.rpriscd, Anon he came to thejaz. /ling Wit of the poet lawyer, Pike Tiien the curl of his lip grew sharper. his smooth face began to kindle up, his eyes to open, dim and dreary no longer, but vivid as lightning, led as lire globes and glaring as twin metors. The whole soul was in his eyes the full heart streamed out of his face. Then, without any allusions to Prentiss he turned short round on the perjured witnesses of Hopkins, tore their testi mony into shreds, and hurled into their fac^s such terrible invectives that all trembled like aspens, and two of them lled from the courthouse. The ex citement of the crowd was becoming tremendous. Their united life-soul seemed to hang upon the burning tongue of tbe stranger, and he inspired tl see greatest triumph was to come. His eye began to glance at the sassin Hopkins, as his lean taper fing urcs assumed the same direction. He enclosed the wretch within a wall of strong evidence and impregnable argu ment, cutting off all hope of escape. He dug beneath the murderer's netj ditchf.s of dilemmas, and held up the slanderer to the scorn and contempt of the populace. Having then girt him about with a circle of fire he stripped himself to the work of massacre. OJi! then it was a vision both glon- ther ar NMMMMMhWMMMHiM ful ever moment as her tears flowed Oileans, by enormous fees had been I faster and fastertill men wept and re I allied to def#l Hopkins. sobbed like children. Hopkins was acquitted. The Texas] He closed by a strong exhortation to lawyers were overwhelmed by their the jury, and through them to theby- cpp:nents. It was a fight of dwarfs, standers the panel, after they should againsi giants bring in a verdict for the plaintiff not The .blunder suit was ready for trial, to oiTer violence to the defendant, how- rtiid the throng of Spectators grew in ever richly he might deserve itin numbers, us in excitement. Public other words, not to lynch the villain, opinion was setting in for Hopkins his but to leave his punishment to God. money had procured witnesses who This was the most artful trick of all, served his powerful advocates. When and was calculated to insure venge- the slander case came up, it was leftlance v:ut an attorney-all ha A with-j The jury rendered a verdict of fifty drawn. thousand dollars, and the night after- 'Ilavc you no counsel?" inquired wards Hopkins was taken out of his Judge Mills, kindly of the plaintiff- bed by the lynchers and beaten al- 'No", sir, they have all deserted me! most tp death. As the court adjourn- al! I am too poor to employ any led the stranger said: "John Taylor mere/' replied the beautiful Mary,j will preach here at early candlelight." bursting 'into tears. '-In such a case He did preach and the house was will not some chivalrous member of crowded, We have listened to Clay, the .profession volunteer?" said the! Webster and Eeecher, but never heard anything in the form Of sublime words urosimatll th gom 0 farm Qa Baldw Priuceto mendatio a rsm 0Ioqueece oyfc Johpnp Taylor,i massaive as a riioun- Under the heading of, a trip to Princeton," Dare, editor, of the Elk River Star, tells what he saw and heard while in Princeton a week ago "Here is my license from the highest body has been imposing upon your trihunal in America," and he handed I we can't see where the point is as re- gards that window story Dare, some- cre duiity. Here is what he says: road parchment. Tho ..T A i i i "Last Saturday we procured a ve hide and started out for a visit to rmcetcn. The drive from here to Princeton is certainly not the most at tractive one in the world---on the contrary, wefcel convinced that every one who has traveled over the road at this season of the year will coincide with us in the statement that it is about as bleak and unattractive region of country as can be found although aM ifl towns LivQn} a afi a thre ou vil]ag ioo i th urgh} Qu hors great er speed, a few more minutes brought us to our destination. Of course we put up at the American House. No one who has any regard for his stom ach would stop anywhere else, when at Princeton. We found mine host Campbell as pleasant and courteous as usual rath er expected he would feel pretty high toned, on account of his election to the treasurershipof Mille Lacscountys but strange as it may seem, he wasn't a bit proud. Frank runs a first class hotel, and everybody far and near knows it, so he needs no word of com- After wanning ourselves, we took a stroll up the street, and of course as-deep cd lor by the fact that Bro. Dunn was iu the mysteries of errec.ting a new press he had just received. We looked on for a short time, and ex tracted from Robert the iuformatiou that this week the UNION would come as a six-toluum paper, and hedred fathc wouk Ue printe as well as any in the country, too. Bob gives the Princetonians a lively paper, and seems to be doing well there. They say -Robert had a misunder stuudiii" with a second story window 1 last summer that came verv near ndu- i^Knim ing his prospects, After leaving the printing office wc dropped into the drug store'of D. A. Caley, with whom we smoked a cigar and had a pleasant chat. Besides hav ing the neatest little drug store this side of Minneapolis, Dan is the cleikof tho district court, and a better or more whole-souled gentleman you might travel a good ways and not find, It rfbw being about "hash" time we hastened to tho hotel and found we were just in time. After an excellent supper we again strolled up the street in company with Bro. Dunn, and en tered the dry goods and grocery store of H. PJ. Cowlea. Found the propri etor resting after a hard days labor, and after a pleasant chat, took onr leave, and soon came to anchor at friend Caley's again, where we met and shook hands with H. F, and A. P. Barker, Auditor Mudgett, W. J. Cravens, T. H. Caley and several oth er gentlemen whose names have escaped our memory. But we are taking up more space than we intend ed to, and will "boil down" the resfc Suffice to say that we came home the next day in a blinding snow storm*, very well pleasednot with the snow storm, but with our visit and the treatment we received from every one we came in contact with. At Cost! At Cost? Owing to the fact that B. Cowles is in great need of money, he will, for the next Sixty Days, sell any and all goods at COST! NOW is the time to buy your winter goodsof which he has a large stock. All kinds of grain is considered cash. H. B. COWLES, Princeton, October, 19, 1877. The editor of the Rush City Post pays $1 per bushel for wheat deliver ed on subscription. Of course the Post \s "as good as the wheat."St. Cloud Times. W. D. Washburn sent up a check for $100 last week, to Protection Hook & Ladder Company, for their services at the late fire, accompanied by a letter commending the heroic work of the members of the company, but not the appliances,Anoko Union. J. C. Cliue. Esq., of Minneapolis, came up on the train on Tuesday on a piofessional tiip to Princeton, and while waiting for the stage made us a pleasant call at the News office.Eik River Netvs, Cline, Ciine who is he anyhow? We once knew a professional dead beat by that name. The Indians are paid off at Mille Lacs this year and are coming in town with their money. They get all the whiskey they want, and arc howling drunk. Some one is making a dead letter of the law against selling whisk ey to them. One squaw had thirty dollars stolen from her by a while man last Sunday. Three men were searched by the sheriff, but nothing found.Rush City Post. Last Friday some Indians at Mille Lacs lake got some fire-water from an unknown source, and went in for a good time, They had a first rate time, and Mr. Big Wind and another Indian enjoyed it so hugely and felt such a superabundance of muscle that they proceeded to occupj some of their surplus power with carving each other with sharp knives. This didn't turn out to be very funny for Mr., Big Wind had an eye cut out, had several large gashes made in his person, and came very near going to the happy hunting grounds. His adversary suf fered les*.Little Falls Transcript. HE POOR OLD TTAMPIs the title of anew and beautiful song and chorus by Will L. Thompson, Author of the famous "Gathering Shells fromthe Sea Shore." Dealers are ordering it by tho thousand. The whole country will soon be singing "The Poor Old Tramp." Price, with handsome pict ture title, 40 cents.Pittsburgh Dis patch. Published by W. Thompson & Co,, Carefully that there are n,d drunkards in the United States, and that seventy thousand die annually who go to theComity grave of a drunkard. Every year one hundred thousand men and women are sent to prison under the influence of intoxication, while three hundred murders and four hundred suicides oc cur from the same cause. Two hun thousand orphans are annually thrown upon the charity of the world by this curse of intemperance Nine tenths ef our crime and not les* thap seven-tenths of the pauperism i- the immediate result of whiskey, and that at a cost to the government-besides individual waut--of not less than $b'0 OOO.OOo every year. DEFECTIVE PAGF fig a & i BAR PRINCETO N FLOUR & FEED Attorneys at Law. PRINCETON, MINN. MILLS, J. D. SADLEY, Proprietor Flour, Feed and Meal Kept Constantly on Hand, I will not be Undersold For Cash. Feed Ground to Order and Satssfaction Guaranteed. fZg!Buy Your Flour in Princeton and thus Encourage Home Industerees. GENERAL HARDWARE STORE- KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A General Stock of Hardware LivnibermsTi's Supplies a Speciality. We Discount Minneapolis Retail Prices for CASH. f0 4t fM4j4+ MMH4MMMM 4-fr WILL PRACTICE iSr ALL TH E COURTS, STATE AND UNITED SEATES, IN THIS STATE. ESTLumbermen and Farmers Take Notice.All who want good ox bows, ox yokes, or ax handles will.do well to call at D. H. Murray's store before purchasing elsewhere. I use the best lumber to be found in this county. SILE HOWARD. TO MY PATRONS, I am back to Princeton once more and intend to remain. I return (hanks 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. JSgTShop opposite C. Rimes' Store. F. WOODBURY. Sujnnions. State of Minnesota, 68. of Mille Lacs The Stale of Minnesota to Reuben M. Mayo, defendant. Sow ure 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 29th day of De cember, 1877, at 10 o'clock in the fore uoon of saitf day, at my office in the Vil lage of Princeton in said county, to an swer to Charles II. lines, in a civil ae tiou should you fail to appear at the time and place aforesaid, judgment will bo rendered against.yon upon the vid euce adduced by said Charles If. Rines, for such sum a^ he shall show himself en titled to. Given ouder my hand this ".ibid day tSovi'-.mUt r, A. i). 1S77. CilARLES KEITH, Justice of the Peace, Neely, AXES, HATCHETS, HAMMERS, AUGURS, AUGUR BITS, CHTSELS, I PHYSICIAN AND SURGE 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.MILLE A LARGE ASSORTMENT O LAMPS AT VERY LOW riaU^J^^^aSo/cSS?firo^ i Buy the IMPROVED @e"vri:ra J85- It is so simple in construction, and runs so easily that a child can operate it. Jt3g~ It has the $traight,'selj'setting needle, onr ti proved shvltle, with a perfect tension-, which does not change aa the bobbin becomes exhausted. &W All the icearinr/ points are adjustable, and it I combines every desirable improvement. *9* Every Machine is FC-nt out ready for nse, afler being VwrouglUy tested. NotwUhstandtam the GREAT KETCCT10 i IN PRICKS w continue to use the best material und exercise the greatest care in their manufacture, VICTOR SEWING- MACHINE CO., 1 tertem Bwaeh Offlee, 381 wst Madisoa St., Ciie*go, Hi. PBIHCIPAL OITICK *nS Kasufietsries, Hiddetoro, Csna. New Harness Slop. Next Door to Caley $- Neely's Store. MAIN STREET, PRINCETON. All Work Warranted in Material apn Workmanship. Repairing Promptly done. Buffalo robes lined and repair ed. M. C. SAUSSER. HOWARD Mo ATKKVS, Attorney Counselor at Law ELK RIVER, MINN. f^Will Practice in any of the Courts of Record in the State. JOSEPH A. ROSS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, PRINCETON, MINN. LEWIS D. DENT, A tt orney-at-ta w, RUSH CITY, MINN. Offlee at his residence, on Avenue B, near F. II. Pratt's store. Look Here! R, B. NEWTON Will Deliver You All tbe Green Coruwood You Want at $ 1 7& Per Cord. PRINCETON BLACKSMITH SHOP11 [NEXT DOOR TO CALEY & NEELY'sJ Main St., Princeton, Minn. HORSESHOEIN 3 AND OX-SHOE! NF Speciality. LOGGING 'AND TOTE SLEDS AL- WAYS ON HAND. All Kinds of Blacksmith ing Done in the BEST STYLE and at Reason- able Rates. I Employ FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN and Use the Best Material and War- rant All Work Done. T. If. CAL.E1T* Frop'r. E. O. GIL_E OFFICE A RESIDENCE. D. A. CALEY, Clerk of the District Court, PRISCETOX, LACS CO., MINN. up on your claim or homestead you need not go"to a U. S. Land office. PRINCETON TEAM FEED MEAL AND FEED CONSTANTLY ON HAND. n8h mm to mu B. F. WHITNEY. M- BYERS' GENERAL STORE, Opposite Post-OIHce, X^^LOWK ST PRICES EVER Kwpwsr TO THK RETAIL TRAD3. Highest Price Paid for Furs. AMERICAN HOUSE. V.ii uumgJMUfi PROPRIETOR. Princeton, Minn. THE ACCOMODATIONS ARE FIRST-CLASS. Those Who Stop at the American Once Generally Do so Afterwards. in the World! THE WESTERN COTTAGE ORGAN Constantly on Hand and for Sale by E A, ROSS, Agent for Princeton. E3E-COFFINS MADE TO ORDER BY THE ROSS BROS. WINTER TIME TABLE. PBfNCETON&EKRiVER BAIL.IT STAGE USE, Campbell & Libby, Prop's Leave American House, Princeton, Daily (Except Sunday) at 7 A. M. Leave Elk River Daily (Except Sun day) at 12 M. AH Goods by Express or Freight Cdusigued to Our Care, Promptly At i tciided to, 1 uFx'u AT ELK RIVER.