H, CALEY, Vice President.
G. A. EATON,
J. I,. BRADY, President.
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Are You TMnking
CITIZENS STATE 33ANK
OF PRINCETON, MINNESOTA,
CAPITAL PAID UP,
BANK OF PRIN6ET0N.
Paid Up Capital 50,000.00.
Authorized Capital $100,000.00.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
BUILDING A HOUSE?
Barn, or Wood Shed? Then Go to
Ree & Sherwood' Yard,
Near Depot, Where there is Always a Complete Stock of
Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors & Moulding.
Which will be Sold at Prices to Suit.
W. P. CHASE, Manager.-
Agents Reed & Sherwood Lands.
CDNDY & Gummas,
We carry a complete line of Dry
Goods, Groceries, Hardware, and
Gents' Furnishings. Also a nice
Line of Men's, Women's and Chil
dren's Shoes and Rubbers. Also a
line of Lumbermen's Goods.
Highest price paid for Cranberries.
E Feed, Corn
Shorts, Bran, Screenings, Etc. We will 3
undersell any dealer in this county. Re-3
1 100 PER CENT"!
is the best straight flour sold. It received 3
gr Medal and Diploma at the World's Fair for,3
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.50 per Year." PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINkESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1,1896.
A. General Banking
~?e WS^ ??cC
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier.
Farm and Village Loans.
J STRENGTH and 3
1 Princeton Roller MilfClo. 1
TARBOX, M. I.
-PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Graduate of Bellevne Hospital Medical College
and Randall's Island Hospital. N. City.
S Pension Examining Board meets every
Wednesday at Office over Pioneer Drug Store.
C. COONEX, M. I.
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Loans Made on
Interest Paid on
ij Time Deposits.
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S Pension Examining Surgeon
Graduate of the College of Physicians and Sur
geons, and Cook Co Hospital Chicago
Office Up Stairs in Townsend Block, Opposite Cit
izens State Bank Residence on Second St.
Mam Street, Princeton.
J\n. F. JL,. SMALL,
Office Hours 9 to 13 A.M.
Office Townsend Block.',4
Main St Princeton, Minn
2 to 5 r. M.
D. SOUR, M. J}., M. S.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Graduate of Jefferson Medical College Phila
delphia Pa and Medical Department of Ham
line University Minneapolis, Minn
German and English spoken Office at resi
dence on Washington-ave next to E church
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Graduate of Bennett Medical College, Chici^o
ATTORNEY AT LAW
No 3 First Street West
pHAS. A. DICKEY,
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCES.
Office in Carew Block
Mam Street Princeton, Minn.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on First Street
Main Street Trmceton Minn
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office Carew Block
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Dealer in Ready-Made
COFFINS, CASKETS AND BURIAL
ALSO AGENT FOR O. BFRCHER'S MARBLE WORKS.
Washington Ave Princeton, Minn
PRINCETON BARBER SHOP.
Mam Street, Princeton
OLD RELIABLE MEAT MARKET
Is the place to get Choice Fresh and Salt Meats.
Ve deal in the Best and our prices are reasonable.
Opposite Starch Factory
A. TIBBETTS, PROP.
Good Rooms Good Beds First Class Meals
One-Half Block from Depot
NEELY& CLAGGETT, Prop.
Single or double rigs, with orwithout drivers
Commercial travelers and hunting parties a
Opposite Commercial Hotel,
Main Street, Princeton
And sit for your picture, and you will be
pleased with the result Studio open ever Sat
urday only p. NBXSON, Artist
S I make duplicates from negatives taken
at Princeton by Mr Rugg Send in your orders
if you want some more Only $2.00 per dozen
O. H. BUCK.
O. J. CRAVENS.
All Kinds of Blacksmith Work
Neatly and Promptly Done.
We Make a Specialty of
-:--|aiicL Plow Work.
i^i Shop Opposite Commercial Hotel.
Oak Street. Princeton.
Sw smE*. MIL iJb
TIE SCHOOL REPORT
MJ$. Barker Has Completed Her
Hfceport to the Superinted-^
ent of Pub.
Wliieh Contains Some Figures
That WiU Interesting
JH to Most Tax-Payers, i
Mrs. O. R. Barker has made her an
nual report of the condition of the
schools in Mille Lacs county for the
past year and has kindly allowed the
UNION an opportunity to use some of
There are now in Mille Lacs county
twenty school districts, possessing in
all twenty-six school houses. The
schools have employed forty-five in
structors, of which number forty are
ladies The average monthly wages
for the year are males $88 33 and
females $30 and the average length of
the term is 7 months.
The total enrollment for the year
was 1,314 of which number 1,055 were
entitled to apportionment and 1,295
we|e between the ages of 5 and 21
During the present year three new
schpol houses have been built at a cost
of $908, bringing the total value of
school houses and sites up to $36,231.87.
The value of seats and desks now
amounts to $3,016.80 and school appara
tus $2,039 77. There are thirteen li
braries in the county containing 1,246
volumes, which are valued at $1,218.20.
Thirteen districts loan text books to
pupils free of charge, five supply them
at cost and two have not reported. The
average cost of text books per pupil
per year is 40 cents.
A short financial report is also made
which is as follows:
Cash on hand at beginning of year
Received from apportionment
Special and local mill tax collected
Text book sales fines etc
Received from other sources
Teachers' wages and board
Fuel and school supplies
Repairs and improvements
New school houses and sites
Bonds and interest
Apparatus Other expenses
Total "-"7: $17,999. t
The average attendance at school
meetings was 21 and the average tax
levy is .0118. Nine of the twenty dis
tricts are carrying an indebtedness
which agregates $14,236.78.
This is Mrs Barker's fifteenth year
in office and her administration has
seen a great change in the educational
facilities of the county. She is a hard
working, conscientious official and
labors incessantly for the interests of
the public schools. During the year
she has made 106 visits to the different
schools and no school has been over
looked. To her efforts is due much of
the improvement which the annual re
Judjje Morns Will Speak at Jesmer'g
The McK'nley and Morris club is
preparing to show itself for the first
time next Saturday evening when
Judge Morris, Republican candidate
for congress from this district, will be
here. Before the rally the club will
parade with torches and from present
indications, there will be a very large
attendance. Milaca and Foreston Re
publicans have signified an intention
of coming in a body and farmers from
all around within a distance of twelve
to fifteen miles are planning to attend
After the parade Judge Morris will
speak at the opera house and the com
mittee invites "all voters who have the
least idea of voting for free coinage of
silver" to -be present. The judge has
been given genuine ovations wherever
he has appeared and his meetings have
been a great contrast to the "frosts"
Mr. Towne has experienced his
Don't forget the date, Saturday, Oct.
3, at Jesmer's opera house.
Came Is Successful.
The illustrated edition of the Grant
County Herald contains an excellent
likeness of C. E. Caine, now practic
ing medicine'there and the cut is ac
companied by this text: "We desire
to here make mention of Dr. C. E.
Caine, a physician and surgeon, young
in years, but exceptionally skilled and
very successful in his short period of
practice. Dr. Caine was born May 25,
1868, at Spencer Brook, Isanti county,
and received his preliminary educa
tion in the public schools of Minnesota
and New York. For several years* he
taught in the common and graded
schools of this State and in 1892 began
the study of medicine with O. C. Tar
box, M. D., of Princeton, having de
termined to acquire the profession of
Highest of all in Leavening Power.Latest U. S. Gov't Report
medicine and surgery. He subse
quently took the three years' course
in the medical department of the State
University, and after his graduation
located at Elbow Lake, June 11,1896.
Dr. Caine is a son of Hon. T. H. Caine,
a prominent Isanti county business
man and politician, who was treasurer
of Isanti county for six years and
representative of Isanti, Anoka and
Hennepin counties in the Stat3 legis
lature for three consecutive terms. In
his brief residence and practice here,
Dr. Came has met with most gratify
ing success, both in patronage and in
the care of his patients."
Sixteen to One.
Fred Beatto and J. M. Stowe had a
slight misunderstanding Monday
morning which may result seriously
for the latter. Beatto had contracted
to furnish Stowe three carloads of
wood and in filling the contract had
loaded one car. Stowe had paid him
$25 on account and Monday morning
Beattq demanded the balance. The
money was forthcoming and having
stored it in his inside pocket Beatto
asked to see the contract. When the
contract was produced he tore it up
and Stowe became enraged and at
tacked him. ^In the rough and tumble
which followed Stowe secured the
pieces of the contract and also the $16
he had just paid Beatto. The latter
came down town and entered a com
plaint and Stowe was arrested charged
with robbery. He confessed that he
had possessed himself of the money
and was accordingly held to the grand
Another Fool With, a Gun.
R. F. Whidden came near meeting
death at the hands of an idiot armed
with a repeating rifle. Mr. Whidden
is employed with a crew of men con
structing a dam near Mille Lacs lake
for the Foley's. One day last week he
hadj3ceasion to make a handle for a
broad ax. He went down the road a
short distance, and turning into the
woods about four rods, he found a
suitable piece of timber and began his
work, sitting on a log when a hunter
came up the road and "cut loose" at
him with a repeater, shooting seven
times before he discovered his mis
take. One of the bullets came so close
to Mr. Whidden that bark from the
log struck him oil the shoulder. The
hunter did not stop to ascertain
whether or not any damage nad been
done. Only his lack of marksmanship
saved Mr. Whidden's life.Anoka
Head is Gunning:.
H. C, Head, the Republican candi
date from Mille Lacs county for the
legislature, was in the city from Satur
djiy till Monday noon. He had been
in Crow Wing county and parts of
Todd county, and everywhere found
the Republican party in excellent con
dition with good prospects. He re
gards the outlook as excellent for the
legislative ticket in this district, and
the conditions certainly justify him
in being hopeful. Not for many years
have the chances for success been so
favorable to the ticket in this district.
Mr. Head is not as well known as the
others on the ticket, Messrs. Ferris,
Jones and Hartshorn, but he is popular
where he is known, and deserves the
hearty support of all opponents of the
Demopop combination JJittle Falls
Gathered In St. Cloud.
A. L. Cramb was in Sunday from
Milaca. He is having a busy time set
tling the loss on the burned planing
mill, rebuilding the plant and also
building a new dam on Black brook for
next spring's drive.
A train east-bound in charge of Con
ductor Olday, broke in two Monday
morning at Bridgman ann came to
gether again. The result was that the
drawbars of some twenty freight cars
were shoved in. The trainmen, as
sisted by the repairers of St. Cloud
chained up the train an it was
brought to St. Cloud late Monday
A young man named Jos. Trickey
whose parents live at Bridgman and
who had been working at Milner, N.
D., was taken violently sick on the
Great Northern's train No. 4 Wednes
day afternoon. He was taken to St.
Raphial hospital for treatment.St.
Joseph Nokes is plastering the new
hotel building which is being built at
Milaca by Collin Campbell^
YOLUME XX. NO.
1 The Foley-Bean company have com--
menced operations on their new plan
ing mill. A large force of men are at
work clearing away the debris of the
old mill and driving piling for a found
ation Carpenters are lading the
heavy bottom timbers, and a gang of
stone masons and brick layers are at
work on the new engine and boiler
room. The structure will be about 52
feet wide by 82 feet in length when
completed, and will be one of the finest
planing mills in the north west. Milaca
The following officers were at the
last quarterly conference of the Prince
ton M. E. church for the ensuing year:
Stewards: R. M. Neely. J. H. Tousley,
W. H. Townsend, I.* E Burgan, S. D.
Sour, Wm. Fredericks, Robt. Wash
burn, M. Libby, Ella Tousley,
Effie A Burgan, Amelia A. Townsend,
Hannah Tibbetts, Harriet E Neely.
Trustees. R. M. Neely, A. W. Wood
cock, I E. Burgan, W. H. Townsend,
Benj. Soule, E Farnham, A.
Cambridge was defeated twice last
week by Princeton clubs, both times
being by small margins The first
game occurred Thursday when the
Selects visited the village and the
score stood 11 to 12 The next game
was played with the High Schools on
Saturday which was won by the Prince
tonites in a Garrison finish by a score
of 8 to 9. Both clubs speak in hignest
terms of the manner in which they
were entertained at the Isanti county
Dr. C. A. Swenson, who is speaking
in the Scandinavian language in this
State, passed through Princeton Tues
day He had in his possession a cop
per dollar coined in Sweden years ago
when the government attempted to
force its people to give up their gold
Uior this flat. It was about 4x6 inches
and weighed nearly a pound
uses it very effectively as an object
lesson in his anti-free coinage
were in Two government engineers
the county a week or so ago taking the
elevations between here and Mille Lacs
lake. The height above sea level of
the Mississippi river is 1190.56 feet
Mud lake, 1228.99 Lone Lake 1263
Mud river, 1248.47 Mille Lacs, 1251.27.
It is rumored their object is to find out
the feasibility of making of Mille Lacs
lake a reservoir for supplying Minne
apolis with water.Aitkin Bepublican.
A shipment of game from D. W.
Spaulding was seized in Minneapolis
last week by game wardens because the
number and kind of birds did not ap
pear on the tag The slip containing
this information had been torn off in
transit and the explanation of the de
ficiency has been declared so satisfac
tory that the price of the game will be
A co-operative creamery company
has been organized at Bock. The of"
ficers of the new company are-
liam Almquist, president Charles
Anderson, vice president John B.
Herou, secretary Frank Tellander,
treasurer. Machinery has been or-"
dered and work on the building will
commence at once.
Thirty-four members of the McKin
ley and Morris club took the afternoon
train for Elk River last Saturday.
They attended a rally at which our
next congressman, Page Morris, spoke.
J. J. Ryder, another talented speaker,
also addressed the meeting. They re
turned on the morning train full of en
O'Neal Bros are getting ready to
haul logs on their logging railroad ex
tending from the Knife lake dam to
Mille Lacs. They have not decided
just how much they will put in the
coming winter, but the amount will be
far below that of last year.Stillwater
Hon. F. C. Stevens, of St. Paul, can
didate for congress from the Fourth
district, passed through Princeton
Thursday, on his way to Spencer
Brook and Cambridge. He spent
several hours in the village talking
over old times with his old acquaint-
M. Sausser, commander of the G.
A. R. post at Princeton, Mille Lacs
county, is an enthusiastic free silver
man and doing great work for the
cause in that section.Idttle Falls
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