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FRANK HENSE, President
iS. S. HETTERSON, Cashier.
Vice President.
R. M. Neely,
R. McClellan,
L. g. Libby,
C. RineH.
II. II. Whitmore.
F. M. Campbell,
G. A Eaton.
The First National Bank
CORRESPONDENTS: -Germania Bank, of St. Paul Cbase National Bank,
of New York.
Citizens State Bank,
50,000 ACRES
For Sale Cheaper than Any Other Man
M. S.
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Rubbers,
Arctics, Pacs, Gloves, Mittens, Mackinaw
Goods, and Plain and Decorated
Crockery and Glassware.
Headquarters for Choice Butter and Fresh Eggs.
Merchant and Custom Mills.
Spring Wheat Flour,
We Have the Largest and Best Feed Mill
On the Eastern Minnesota Railway and are Prepared to
Furnish Our Goods in Large or Small Lots on Short Notice,
and at Prices as Low as Any First Class Goods can be sold for.
We Buy Wheat, Corn, Oats, Rye, Etc.,
And Pay the Highest Cash Prices.
Farmers' Orindingand Exchange Work a Specialty.
Goods Delivered on the Cars or Any Part of Princeton Free.
Princeton Boiler Mill Co.
$ 3
CALEY, Vice President.
G. NEWBERT, Ass't Cashier.
A General Banking
Business Transacted.
mz $& 3& $m
Loans Made on
Approved Security.
Interest Paid on
Time Deposits.
M .SM i *VA". m*.
Wfc* *Vi** -c
Foreign and
Domestic Exchange.
Cleveland was Bound that the
Repeal Bill Should
Pass. i\
Dunn Predicts Dire Results from
Democratic Tariff" Tink-
Jim Tawney Mentioned as a Can
didate for United States
Prom the Union's Special Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6th.Now
that we have repeal we should en
ter upon an era of prosperity.
About the tariff? Oh, that is an
after consideration. The people
of this country will get enough of
tariff legislation before this con
gress is over. I believe that the
Democratic victory and the fear of
hard times in consequence of theington
great tariff reductions which were
promised, had more to do with the
hard times than ever the Sherman
law could by any means be
sponsible for. It does not mean
that silver agitation is over. Voor
hees has promised to do something
for silver, but he will not be able
to while Cleveland is president.
This country made a mistake when
it adopted the Bland act of
It would have been better to have
tried the experiment of free coinr
age then. W would have been
over the results now. I believe
that if it were not for the Demo
cratic tariff tinkering we would
enter upon a great era of prosper
ity. The silver purchasing law
was not feasible. Upon the broad
principles of finance, this country
could hot go upon a silver basis
while all the other leading nations
of the world were upon the gold
standard. l?ree coinage -is note
feasible without an international
agreement, and foreign nations will
not agree because they are afraid
of the large silver production of
this country and South America.
The trouble this country is going
to encounter now is the drain of
its gold to pay the balance of rade
that will be against us on account
of the large importations that will
follow the Democratic reduction of
the tariff. The people must go
through with all this before they
learn that free trade, tariff for
revenue only, or the whatnot the
Democratic majority will finally
pass means disaster to this country.
A Washington paper had a par
agraph the other day to the effect
that the representative from the
First district was a candidate for
the United States senate to succeed
Senator Washburn. My own com
ment is that when a State has a
creditable representative in either
house, well placed upon commit
tees where he can do the State
some service, it is poor policy to
change him. There are columns
of reasons for this. But as to Sen
ator Washburn, it is only necessary
to say that he is now on the com
mittees of commerce, post offices
and post roads, and agriculture
and forestry. He is on other comf
mittees, but these are the impor
tant committees for Minnesota.
Commerce is especially vital and is
of more importance to the State
than any other in the senate. It
would be a long time before an
other senator could be as well
That brings me to another point.
Suppose Minnesota had continue^
in the United States senate that
noble old war horse, Alexander
Ramsey. He would have been
able to command anything, just as
John Sherman and Senator Mor
rill are able to do now. He would
have been a very active senator
even now. Minnesota retired
Ttfilliam Windom when he
A Texas man has introduced a
bill to cut off the salaries of army
and navy officers after they have
been retired from active service.
This means that after a man has
served his country for forty years
that he is to be cut adrift to shift
for himself. Republics, however,
are not entirely ungrateful, and
the Texas congressman will only
make a little cheap buncombe.
The Populists think they have
nothing to do* now, but to walk
right into all the offices and con
trol of the government. They
think they will carry the next
presidential election. Peffer in
the White House! Ye gods!
There were no doubt some grave
yards dug on the silver question,
but there would have been more if
the bill had not passed. The re
peal of the bill had to come some
time. I am informed that Cleveland
would have kept congress in session
until the close of his term if repeal
had not been brought about. And
then he would have been elected
to a third term in order to bring it
about. For my own part I do not
believe that the people after they
have had specimens of Peffer,
Kyle, Allen, Simpson, and others
will want many more of that stripe
in congress. The day of that ind
of fakirs is not long.
There will no doubt be many
changes in the south.f There has
chairman of of the appropriations
coihmittee. Others succeeded him
on~the committee who were able to
get a great deal for their States,
notably Allison of Iowa, who
seems never to have asked any
thing in congress that was notlished
turned over to him. Keep good
men in congressional service if you
want good results.
It is generally conceded by
thinking men in Washington that
Archbishop Ireland o Minnesota
is one of the ablest men in this
country to-day. He is regarded
without a peer in the Catholic
One of the good friends Com
missioner Lochren has in Wash
is W. A. Croffutt, who was
a member of the First Minnesota,
Judge Lochren's regiment. He
has written several articles defend
Commissioner Lochren. No
body has said anything about the
personal integrity of Judge Loch
ren, but his public acts have not
betenjust to the old soldiers. If
he was acting upon his own relands
sponsibility then he is blameable
upon the advice and instruction
of others, well, he should have re
signed before he committed acts
which were against his own judg
ment. I am told by friends of the
judge that he wishes he was back
ugon the bench in Hennepin
|E notice that Archbishop Satolli,
the Papal Legate, is to occupy one
ofi block of houses which were
biifltby Henry M.Rice and two
otihor senators many years ago,
wnW-Mr. 'Rice represented Minne
sota in the United States senate.
That was long ago. Rice was in
the house as a delegate from Min
nesota back in 1856 when the(25
house had such a long contest to
elect a speaker and Nathaniel P.
Banks was finally chosen. John
Sherman was a member of that
house. Gen. Banks was a mem
ber of the Fifty-first congress.
Men do grow old in the public
service of this country.
a Com-
Maj. Baldwin's Bill and
mittee Report.
WASHINGTON, Special, Nov. 5
Maj. Baldwin's bill for the relief
of the settlers on the Mille Lacs
reservation should have passed
congress during the recent extra
session. It was to make right a
wrong inflicted by the general land
office two years ago. The facts
are plainly stated in the bill and
the report of the public lands com
mittee prepared by Congressman
Hall, which follows:
'House resolution 31. That all
bona fide pre-emption or home
stead filings or entries allowed for
within the Mille Lacs Indian
reservation in the State of Minne
sota, between the 9th day of Jan
uary, 1891, the date of the decis
ion of the secretary of the interior
holding that the lands within said
reservation were subject to dis
posal as other public lands under
the general land law, and the date
of the receipt at the district land
office at Taylor's Falls, in that
State, of the letter from the com
missioner of the general land office,
communicating to them the decis
ion of the secretary of the interior,
of April 22, 1892, in which it was
definitely determined that said
lands were not so subject' to^ dis
posal, but could only" be disposed
of according to the provisions of
the special act of Jan. 14, 1889
Statutes, 642), be, and theH
same are hereby confirmed where
regular in other respects, and
patents shall issue to the claimants
for the lands embraced therein, as
in other cases, on a satisfactory
showing of a bona fide compliance
on their part with the require-
ments of the laws under which
said filings and entries were re
spectively allowed."
The report of the committee
"The committee on public lands,
to whom was referred the joint
resolution (H. Res. 31) for
protection of those parties who
have heretofore been allowed to
make entries for lands within the
former Mille Lacs Indian reserva
tion in Minnesota, have had the
same under consideration, and re
port it back with the recommenda
tion that it pass. The Mille Lacs
Indian reservation (owned by thelast
Chippewas) was ceded to the
United States in 1863, and hadeverybody
been declared open to entry by
successive decisions of the depart
ment of the interior.
The most of the lands were en
tered prior to Jan. 14, 1889. An
act approved Jan. 14, 1889 (25
Stat., 642), provided for the pur
chase from the Chippewas of allto
their reservations in Minnesota
(except the Red Lake reservation),
and also for the sale of the lands,
and the setting apart of the pro
ceeds of such sales as a trust fund
for the Indians. This act further
provided for an examination of the
lands and their separation into
'pine lands' ?ij and 'agricultural
lands.' The 'pine lands' were to
be sold at auction at their ap
praised value, and not less than $3
per acre, and the 'agricultural
lands' were subject to,entry under
the homestead law.1**^
"On Jan. 9, 1891,^
rthe then
secretary of the interior held that
i.]h* r.w -.o^-,.* ...3.4 '^f-^
a large number of men who the Mille Lacs reservation, having
have kept themselves in congress been ceded in 1863, was not em-
by the bugbear of Negro domina
tion. They have frightened the
voters each year into the belief
that unless they are elected to con
gress the Republicans will estab
Negro rule over them. That
day has gone by and the southern
people have, learned something.
They will not be fooled much
TERMS: $2.00 Per Tear.
braced in the reservations covered
by the act of Jan. 14, 1889, and,
therefore, that the Mille Lacs
lands were subject to disposal as
other public lands under the gen
eral law. Under this ruling, and
prior to May 3, 1892, there were
made upon these lands 109 home
stead entries, aggregating 13,628
acres, and 131 pre-emptions, ag
gregating 17,991 acres, and 1
soldier's declaratory statement,
covering 40 acres in all, 31,659
acres. Afterwards, on April 22,
1892, the secretary reversed his
former ruling, and held that the
lands were not subject to disposal
under the general land laws, but un
der the special provisions of the act
of Jan. 14,1889. This decision was
communicated to the local land
offices on May 3, 1892.
"The object of the pending bill
is to confirm the entries of said
lands, made in good faith under
the ruling of Jan. 9, 1891, and be
tween that date and the time when
said ruling was reversed and the
local land offices notified thereof.
The occupants of these lands made
their entries and paid their money
under the general land laws and in
accordance with the ruling of the
secretary of the interior. The
subsequent reversal of that ruling
by the same secretary ought not to
deprive them of their equitable
right to these lands. The present
bill was approved by the late sec
retary o the, interior, passed the
senate, and was favorably reported
to the house in the last congress.
It also meets the approval of the
present secretary of the interior
and of the commissioner of the
"general-land office."
MAILS arrive from St. Cloud and all points west
and south, at 8:35 A. M. ]*rom Milaca arid Prince
ton at 4:05 p. it. Mails close for St. Cloud, west
ern and southern points at 3:30 p. sc. For Milaca
and iTmceton at 8:00 A. M. Office open from 7 A.
to 9 M. E E. PRICE M.
Forest fires are raging in all di
M. S. Cone is painting his nice
new residence.
Speeder's blacksmith shop is the
latest new building erected..
Geo. Dean and James Lochren
will lumber on the West Barnch
this winter.
Mrs. N. G. Dunning went to
Minneapolis, Monday, for furnish
ings for her new store.
Miss Maud Tripp gave an en
to her young friends
at O. W. Swenson's last Friday
Frank Reeves and Robert Chis
holm, of Greenbush, left last Wed
nesday for Hubbard county on a
hunting trip.
A tin wedding at 'James Price's
Friday evening. Jim and
Mrs. Price were happy and so was
A. D. Jesmer is still keeping
bachelor's hall while his wife is
undergoing medical treatment at
Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Robideau^are keeping house
for Fred Neuman.
Our citizens promptly responded
the cry for assistance from Mil
aca on Sunday morning, but the
fire had gained uch headway that
little could be accomplished after
the Foreston contingent arrived.
We all sympathize with the losers.
Mr. W. M. Terry, who has been in
the drug business at Elkton, Ky., for
the past twelve years, says: "Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy gives better
satisfaction than any other cough
medicine I have ever sold." There is,
good reason for this. No other will
cure a cold so quickly "ho other is so
certain a preventive and cure for
croup no other affords so much relief
in cases of whooping cough. For sale
by C. A. Jack. i
{Young man wanted to learn photog
raphy. Must come well recommended.
Apply at Francis' photograph gallery,
Princeton, Minn./ SI
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