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JR.. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.50 per Tear.?
BRADY, President
Interest Paid on Ti me Deposits.
I lxe You Thinking of
Paid Capital 50,000.00.
Authorized Capital $100,000.00.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Barn, or Wood Shed? Then Go to
Reed & Sherwood's 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.
SKAHEN, Cashier.
Farm and Village Loans.
W. P. CHASE, Manager.
Edith O.,
W 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.
|-Princeton i-RollerM i fit
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Princeton put on Her Best Dress
to Greet the Next Con-
gressnian, Morris, a "V
His Speech Was a Ringing One
and Made a lar ge Number
of Republican Totes."
Hon. Page Morris the next congress
man from the Sixth district, las come
and gone and as a result of Ms visit
the Populists are discovei'ing gaps in
their line. Mr. Morris arrived in
Princeton Saturday morning and wasfeatures
met at the train hy a large delegation
of our representative citizens. He
spent the day in getting acquainted
with the people of Princeton and
vicinity and thert was a goodly num
ber in town to meet Mm too*. His com
ing had been well advertised and dur
ing the day delegations from the sur
rounding town kept pouring into the
village, until at night there was thebanfis
largest crowd within the limits of
Princeton-that has ever been gathered
by political attraction.
Promptly at 7 o'clock the McKinley
and Morris club reinforced by stal
warts from outside towns took up the
line of march laid out for the torch
light parade. All along the route the
private residences as well as business
houses were decorated and illuminated.
And besides this there were numerous
transparencies displayed which silently
but forcibly gave pledges of allegiance
to the cause of McKinley, Morris and
sound money. Such was the reception
of Morris in Princeton and the genu
ine enthusiasm told him as plainly as
words could that another of Towne's
strongholds had been taken before he
had opened fire.
By the time the parade reached the
opera house, every chair contained an
expectant occupant and Page Morris'
appearance was the signal for enthusi
astic and prolonged applause. Such a
reception showed him at onee that he
had the confidence of the mass of voters
and he found the enthusiasm contag
ious and put his best efforts into Ms
work.-P* *Vr i."-"-**. &*%3 iM
"Tte*. Morris ^aakes no claims to ora
tory hut the quiet and positive manner
in wMch he laid the facts before his
audience was more effective than the
rounded periods and wordy flights of
the candidate who opposes him. For
more than two and one-half hours, that
audience, which taxed the limit of the
opera house, sat in rapt attention and
save now and then an interruption
from some over-confident sitverite or
an outburst of applause not a sound in
terfered with the speaker.
He told the people how he had bename
come a candidate and in a few words
stated his exact position. He said he
did not want to have anyone believe
he was anything but a rockribbed Re
publican, supporting to the best of Ms
ability the policy of that party -which
so conducted the affairs of the nation
that prosperity had come to the coun
try when ever the success of that party
at an election had been assured. He
then discussed the money question,
giving less time to the dry statistics
which Mr. Towne so delights in using
than to the practical illustrations
wMeh are so eas'ly understood by all.
It was during one of these illustrations,
when he was accounting for the lower
prices of farm produce by the intro
duction of improved machinery that
the Populists made their first disas
trous interruption. told how
twenty years ago a farmer was obliged
to pay $375 for a harvester while at
present his machine costs Mm $125.Staples,
"A Voice:" "We didn't have self
binders then." "You are just the man
I have been waiting to hear from,"
said Mr. Morris. "No we didn't have
selfbinders then. I didn't say -we aid.
I said harvesters and now you get a
much improved machine for one-tMrd
the price you formerly paid for an old
self rake." The cheers of the audience
were deafening. The point was made
so much stronger by the interruption
that the man who attempted to call
the speaker down saw Ms mistake and
shortly left the meeting. ^tz-
The speaker did not abuse Mr. Towne
but the manner in wMch he tore the
arguments of the yonng financier to
tatters created sympathy for the mis
guided man of ambition. His explan
ations of the financial condition of the
country at different intervals was so
clear and clothed in sock simple lan
guage that no one could fail to under
stand them and every argument was
clinched by a practical illustrajaon. So
telling were the Mows struck that
many of those who had entered the
building as rabid free coinage men had
eschewed their-erroneous belief before
they left the hall. There was no
MOBfRIS. ofthe question overlooked and so much
that was new introduced that no one
possessing a "fair allowance of intelli
gence could help being convinced of
the^ absolute correctness of
ihe^speaker's position. The Republi
can: party is not striving to tear down,
bu$ to maintain the present monetary
system just as it is. At the close of MB
speech Mr. Morris held an informal re^
eeptionand received pledges of alle
giance from a large number of those
present, many of whom had entered
theiiall silver men two hours before.
An account of the meeting would be
incomplete without a creditable men
tion of the Glee club who rendered in
variable aid. The McKinley march
rendered by Miss Ross was one of the
of the musical program.
Mflio-mo-ny Passes Away at a Great Age,
Gus H. Beaulieu, of St. Paul, who
was at St. Louis last night, has re
ceived a letter from Amazon Clark
dated atifche Mille Lacs reservation,
bearing the news that Mo-zo-mo-ny,
one of the chiefs of the Chippewa
in Minnesota, died at the Mille
Lass reservation on September 3, at
the^idvanced age of 85 years. The de
eesied was well and favorably known
inutile vicinity of Mille Laes as a friend
of ihe whites. In 1862, when almost
alltlhe tribes on the western frontier
werp hostile to the government, the
Mille Lacs Chippewas remained loyal,
mamly through the efforts of Mo-zo
mcntiy. He, with bis father, the late
Chief Ricemaker, arrived at Fort
Ripley on September 9, 1862, and of
fered the services of the Mille Lacs
Indians, who at that time numbered
ahqjpt 400 warrors, to suppress the In
dian outbreak then existing in this
Stale. This prevented the Leeeh Lake
and other Chippwas, who were under
the leadership of Hole-in-the-day, and
whs had already commenced to pillage
theWfctlers in the northwestern part
of this State, from doing further dam
age, and peace was restored, among
the' Chippewas, at least, as a reward
fori their services, the government
granted to the Mille Lacs Chippewas
the right to occupy the Mille Lacs
reservation. But the old ehief lived
to .see this stipulation violated by the.
government, though he died Jirmly be^-
$&$$&*- that, eventually^, the Mp
Lacs Indians would get their rights.
Duluih Hiews-Tribune.
"Well, Rea Spoke.
Judge J. Rea spoke last night
in behalf of the 16 to 1 fallacy at Jes
mer's opera house. He was greeted by
a good audience but the gold men were
by far the more numerous. At one
point in his speech he made a point
that pleased the silverites and they
applauded him but before they ceased
he accidentally mentioned McKinley's
and the gold men immediately
showed their strength by anplauding
the name to the echo. He aso stated
that the people in Mexico received
more wages now than twenty years
ago, but failed to mention what they
^got thenprobably his knowledge of
decimals was deficient. His speech was
not a vote getter.
The Kesult of the Primary.
Yesterday's primary was a very quiet
affair there being out one ticket in the
field. TMs was brought about by a
compromise on the parts of the differ
ent candidates for sheriff. To-morrow's
convention, however, will be red hot.
The town committee for the ensuing
term is G. I. Staples, ehairman, Geo.
Smith and W. H. Higgins. The fol
lowing were elected delegates to the
convention: Joseph Craig, S. A. Carew,
R. E. Jones, J. L. Brady, C. Patter
son, Geo. Chalmer, H. Caley, J.
VanAlstein, R. H. Steves, Geo. I.
Geo. Schmidt, W. H. Higgins,
L. S. Libby, A. P. Harmon, C.J. Pink
Came to Princeton.
Monticello camp Sons of Veterans
accompanied by the Ladies Aid Society
of that village arrived in Princeton
last evening shortly before 6 o'clock.
They came in with colors flying and
took the town by storm. They were
naet by a delegation of our boys and es
corted to the hotel and after supper re
paired to G. A. R. halL where a joint
meeting was held. I was a pleasant
occasionone of those fraternal visits
which does much to strengthen the
order. *&, 4 *&>
*3? Kiefced by a Horse.
Peter Robideau, of Greenbush, Is*
confined to the house on account of in
juries received from the kick of a
horse. He was feeding his hogs and
had set one pailful of the food down for
a, moment. One of his horses discov
ered the slop and was helping himself
wheo^Mr. Robideau returned and as he
approached te take the pail the horse
kicked hrm just over the heart, break
ing two ribs sad injuring him inter
Highest of all in Leavening Power.Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Congress %Could
Grant Forfeited.
Congress bestows a grant of land
upon the Hastings & Dakota Railway
company. The State of Minnesota ac
cepts the trust so bestowed, and later
the supreme court of this State de
clares that tMs railroad company has
earned its grant and is entitled to
these lands. But in the meantime
many settlers locate on the lands with
in the indemnity limits of the railroad
company's grant, and when the com
pany attempts to oust them much liti
gation ensues. Now, the State being
merely trustee in Ihe case cannot di
vert the grant or declare a forfeitare
of the lands. It cannot say to the
United States tnat it shall resume pos
session of all the lands not already con
veyed to the Hastings & Dakota Rail
way company, because the State has no
power to so dictate to the general gov
ernment. The only way in wMch the
unselected and uneonveyed lands of the
company can be forfeited and made to
revert to the United States so that the
t-ettlers thereon might secure their
homesteads is for congress to pass an
act of forfeiture. A forfeiture by the
State has no force or effect, as the
State is merely the agent acting be
tween the United States government
and the railroad company.
Have Declared
the Hastings & Dakota
Why Didn't John land Act While
Was a Member of
The charges made by John Lind, the
Democratic-Populist candidate for gov
ernor of Minnesota, against ex-Gov.
Merriam, Gov. Clough, Attorney Gen
eral Childs and others, in the matter
of the Hastings & Dakota Railway com
pany, have demonstrated one fact very
clearly, and that is that if there is any
person in the State of Minnesota who
is responsible more than another for
failure to protect the rights of the set
tlers on the lands claimed by the Hast
ings & Dakota Railway company, that
person is John Lind himself. He
stands convicted out of his own mouth,
as any one may learn woo will read his
speech made Oct 1 at Red Wing, of
the grossest negligence in the matter
of the interests of his constituents.
Review the facts and see if this is not
Now, here was John Lind's oppor
tunity. He was a member of congress
at the time. He had been pretending
to an active interest in the matter
on behalf of the poor settlers. He
knew all the circumstances, and he was
aware, as his letter to Attorney Gen
eral Childs shows, that the company
was attempting to select more lands to
fill, or help fill, its grant. At this
stage of the ease Mr. Lind declares
that he filed a protest with the secre
tary of the interior against the
ceptance of this list of selections. The
The mildness of tMs proceeding, com
pared with the fury of Mr. Lind in the
matter now, is worthy of notiee.
There were three methods open to
Congressman Lind at that time, by
wMch, if he had been in earnest in his
professions of protecting the settlers
on the Hastings & Dakota lands, he
might have very effectually done so.
Neither the State nor any State official
could do so, but a member of congress
could. Mr. Lind could have taken any
one of these three courses: Tirstly, he
could have introduced a bill into con
gress forfeiting the land grant of the
Hastings & Dakota Railway compay.
Secondly, he could have introduced a
bill into congress protecting the rights
of all settlers and squatters upon lands
claimed by the Hastings & Dakota
Railway company. Or, tMrdly, he
might have introduced a joint resolu
tion into congress directing the secre
tary of the interior not to accept any
more selection lists and not to certify
any more lands for the Hastings &
Dakota Railway company.
The opportunity was a great one for
this friend of the oppressed settler, but
did he rise to it? No Mr. Lind did
none of these tMngs, though they pre
sented tbe only effective means of re
lieving the settlers, and a means that
as congressman he could readily have:
nsed. ||X
Why John Land did not at that time
come to the rescue of the people whom
i he now pretends to befriend, it is not
i difficult to conceive. Lind is a lawyer.
He has his bread and butter to earn,
and he has lawyer friends who are
equally solicitous for butter with their
bread. If congress had wiped out tMs
Hastings & Dakota land grant, fare
well to all litigation. The settlers
would secure their rights from the
government directly, instead of
through the courts, and the horde of
small fry lawyers who have been mak
I ing a fat living out of the Hastings &
Dakota entanglements for years would
i find their occupation gone. It best
suited Lind to help steer a perfunctory
and nugatory forfeiture bill through
the State legislature, knowing, as he
1 must have known, that it must prove
inoperative and of no effect. And now
as a candidate for governor, he at
tempts to hide his own shortcomings
and backslidings by assailing and vili
fying State officials who simply obeyed
the laws and did their duty.
A Silver Rally.
Hon. Sidney M. Owen, editor of
Farm. Stocl. & Home, will address the
people of Princeton and surrounding
country in behalf of the free and in
dependent coinage of silver, and will
prove to you conclusively that every
thing was NOT all right up to 1892
that what has happened since *92 is
surely the effects of causes existing
long before Farmers come, see and
hear your champion editor, Tuesday
evening, October 20th, Jat Jesmer's
opera house.
By order of Princeton Bimetallic
Union. No. 2050.
C. S. NEUMAIST, President.
Head is Still Visiting.
H. Head, Republican candidate
for the legislature in this district, was
in town a few hours last Friday afterrC
noon getting acquainted with our peo
pie. He reports everything very en
couraging in Mille Lacs county and
predicts that the entire Republican
ticket will come out of "little Mille
Lacs" with the largest majority ever
known. says there is some free
silver sentiment in Princeton, but that
the white metal Republicans are out
numbered three to one by the sound
money Democrats. Mr. Head made
many friends during his short stay in
Staples, and we hope to see him again*
before the campaign closes.Staples
Happily Wedded.
A quiet wedding eenrred yesterday
morning at ihe residence of Silas
Howard, and the ceremony which Rev.
J.SLBouck performed at that time made
Cora Howard and Raleigh M. Pope, of
Mora, partners for life. Miss Howard
is a popular and accomplished young
lady, well known and universally es
teemed by the people of Princeton.
Mr. Pope is the editor and proprietor
of the Kanabec County Times, and is a,
young man of promise. The UNION,/
with the numerous-friends in*"*^
congratulating the young couple on.^
the happy event and wishes them a
life of unalloyed happiness and pros
perity. 7-
Hon. H. E. Craig, of Sherburne
county, registered at the Pokegama
this morning. He had been up to Lake ^/S
WinnibigosMsh a few days looking the '^Js
country over. Mr. Craig is the gentle- \7
man who introduced the bill for the es-f
the State he visited Canton and saw ?s
one of the McKinley demonstrations, spf
Bryan men are very scarce there and
Ohio will give McKinley the largest
majority it has ever given a presiden
tiai candidate.
Cashier Hense, of the Aitkin Connty
hank, returned home last Saturday
from Ms visit to New York, Montreal
and other eastern points. Illness dur
ing almost the entire trip made it im
possible for him to enjoy the relaxa
tion from business as he otherwise
would haye done.Aitkin Age.
Prof. Jungen, who is here this week,
gave a free lecture on phrenology at
the opera house last Tuesday evening.
The professor is well versed in his sub
ject and these who were present speak
in terms of praise of Ms abilities.
tablishment of tbe sub-experimental
farm of tbe State.Grand Bapids Her
aWrSt/ar. $ Jj
D. H. Robbins returned from a visit
to 5Mo this week. While he was in

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