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B. C. DUNN, PnMUher. Terms
manufacturers of
Paid Up Capital
Surplus, change
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General Banking Business.
S Collecting and Farm and
Irisurance. Village Loans. 1
Railroad Lands
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
Q. A. EATON, Cashier.
Ffne Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at 4
tov Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
0 The Great Northern and A
4} St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies. &
7 For Maps, Prices, and any other information, 9
0 write to 7
I? Lan Agent. Princeton Minn A
Woodcock & Oakes,
l\ Foley Bean Lumber
Manufacturers and
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com
plete Stock of Building Material.
year PaiWET0N,MIlLBI,AC8C0UNT?,j|Il
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Appioved Se
Intei est Paid on Time De
A. W. Woodcock
W. H. Oakes
Office and Yards-
Woodcock's Spur
pucTioij spikes
Fifty Good Young Horses anil Mules Constantly on Hand.
Private Sales Daily.
Time Given on Approved Paper.
E. MARK, Auctioneer.
&TARBOX, M. D...J"*
Member of State Board of Medical Examineis
Surgeon of a N andE Ry
S Pension Examining Board meets 1st
Wednesday of each month at office over Pio
neer Drug Store, Telephone 18
Princeton Minn
M. C. C,Q.C B. and I 1)
Office in Townsend Block
Hours 0 to 12 A 2 to
Residence Kately house near Rollei Mill
Princeton Minn
and Domestic Ex-
Office in Carew Block
Main Street Princeton
Office Townsend Block Telephone Xi
Princeton Minn
A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars
Main Street Princeton
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 bungs dis
colored corpses back to natural color
Also dealer in granite and marble monuments
Princeton Minn
Livery, Sale and Feed Stable.
Has built up a splendid business
and earned an enviable reputation
by handling only dependable
Dealer in
general Merchandise
35c Tea?
Apples from q.0 upwards
Have you seen our all wool QOn O
Buffalo Flannel at uOCt
Our all wool, 54 inch dress A f\*%
goods can be beat at TCV/U
Call on us for
Genuine Bargains.
One PriceStore
1 i
All kinds of Blacksmlthlng neatly
and promptly done. We make a
specialty of
First street, PRINCETON.
system of Waterworks Recently
Constructed Has Been Approv-
ed by the Underwriters.
Show Their Approbation by
lucing the Insurance Rates
20 to 40 Per Cent.
portion were reduced .i .,u
roof 20 to 40 per cent Buttone por- dances butnthe costumes are so queer.
tion of the villagenisp left unchanged by
thi n|w ordew of things and that is
Smith's meat market
heretofore the rate on residence
prftoemy has been
an.1 n|w it is only necessarj to pay
$lj|0 |or a like term This is one of
this benefits which was promised to the
pr#per ty Owners last spring when the
improvement was proposed and the
premise is now fulfilled It doesn't
afffict a few, either, but every property
ow&er in the town
.Spirited Graiul Army Bojs Hold
Jhe*last meeting of Wallace
Rf^es I'ost GAR was well attended
andtbfe,proceedings quite interesting.
Thj| officers installed for the ensuing
yeal^were* Comrade- Varney comman
de% Comrade Bulks, senioi ice com
mander Comrade Bridge, junior vice
commander. Comiade Sdusser quar
termaster: Comrade Giltner officer of
tb|fdav. Comiade Donovan chaplain,
Ccpirade Nokes. adjutant Comrade
W)hpd, sergeant-major, Comiade Nich
ol|. quartet master segeant
4 ][fnder the bead of good of the order
^^^g^goj^^-cqngratulated ^the
minded the comrades of the higher
cause for congratulationthat thej,
the comrades, were spaied bj Al
mightj God through the dangers of
battle and the chances and changes of
many ears to see this nation great,
honored and lespected throughout the
world, and the Union foi which they
fought permanently secured mall its
honor and that they jjad a light to the
proud consciousness of having been,
under God, apart of the great army,
v\ hose heroic service secured the na
tional life and honored the Rational
Comrade Sausser made some re
marks in the same strain and urged
the comrades to new efforts to attend
all meetings and sustain the member
ship and the interests of the Post
Irvlu Keems Tells of the Life of a Soldier
in the Orient.
A membei of the UNION force has
leceived a letter from Irvm Reems,
who is serving his country in the far
east as a member of the hospital corps.
It is an interesting communication and
the UNION IS sure its readers will en
joy it It is dated at Bungao, Twai
Twai, Oct. 24, and is as follows
I will drop you a few lines to let \ou
know my whereabouts. We started
from Manila On the 30th day of August,
steaming south. On the fourth day
we arrived at Jolo, on the island of the
same name This island is the largest
in the Sulu group. Jolo is one of the
prettiest ports in the Philippine Is
lands It is one of the many walled
cities of the group, and was built by
the Spanish. This island is also the
home of the sultan and his capitol is
only a few miles from Jolo.
These islands are inhabited by
Moros, a mixture of Moors and Malays,
and are of the Mohammedan religion.
The sultan has signed a treaty of
peace with our government so that
they are perfectly peaceable. Their
arms consist of the bolo and the crese,
which is the Malay weapon and there
are a few who are armed with old
Remingtons and a few old time Win
The garrison at Jolo consisted of two
battalions of the 23rd U. 3. Infantry.
Two of these companies were picked
out-to garrison the new posts, Ciuise
and Bungao, one company to each post.
After a little more than a week's
sojourn in Jolo we left with Company
L. of the 23rd U. S. Infantry for
Bungao, Twai Twai ioland
We are camped on the southern
point of the island of Twai Twai. It
is only a short distance from here to
Borneo, 'these islands are all of vol
canic formation and the coast is gen
erally bleak and rocky, with here and
there, in the more sheltered parts,
white sand beaches. These break the
monotonous black rocky coast. There
are a large variety of shells to be found
here. I have quite a collection of
pretty shells and I am adding to it al
most every day.
The game here is the wild hog.
The natives being Mohammedans do
fcfnceton has already begun to feel not eat the flesh of the hog- and vou
would think they would be rather tame
but they are very wild
We have the festive jackal and they
the?benefits of having a system of
wa$|jf works All those who lenew
thejfe, insurance after the fiistof this
ma^h will be aware of a very good re- give us a serenade every night, the
du^ion in the rates Last vveek^Wai- most delightful of which was the one
ter^L Fisher, secretary of the Minne- on the night we landed.
sot*|ii and Dakota Fire Underwriters'
association, was in the lllage looking
upjhe new water vv orLs system and as
a result changed the amount of the
pr|miums required by all the board
companies. All residence property
was^reduced 20 per cent and risks in
ee west of knot The they have a tight fitting
There were
about 3 0 o" them on a point just below
us and they made the night hideous.
The men were all tired'out and wanted
to sleep but it was no use.
I have seen a great many Indian
dances at home but they do not com
pare with the Moro dance This is a
little more tameC tha th India Uttn ne maian
The women wear trousers with a large
waist band, and they twist this into a
-*/j vninv IU1B 1I1LU t
waist. The men have besides this a
loose sort of skirt they twist around
.50 for five years themselves in most any old way The
dress is made from highly colored cot
ton goods, the more gaudy the color
the better they like it We have a
few "twisters" that visit us once in
awhile in the form of a typhoon and it
is, every one get up and help hold the
tents down
We are only a few degrees north of
the equator and it is very hot here es
pecially through the day The nights
are cool, and the dew is very heavy.
There is no communication between
this point and the rest of the world ex
cept by government boats and it has
been just two weeks since a steamer
came in heie. A letter from home is
lucky if it gets to this point in two
monthsit is generally nearer three
Fruit consists of bananas, lemons,
Cocanuts, mangoes and pineapples
There are millions of fish,m the waters
here but are only taken in trap& In
the baj ous is the home of the alligator
and crocodile We are expecting to
be relieved at the end of three months,
^iLand tbep we^wilj ge^bapk. tq tb: lines
oi- to the hosptials^at Manila
The island of Jolo is almost entirely
under cultivation but it is the only one
which is worked, as the natives here
hv on fish and rice with a little fruit
fordesseit I have been in excellent
health except now and then a touch of
indigestion from having too much of
an appetite
Yours Respectfully,
23rd U. S. Infantry, Hospital Corps
The Fifth Annual.
Tuesday evening the fifth annual ball
of the local company, U. R. K. oc
curred at the Jesmer opera house and
it was successful beyond the boys'
most sanguine expectations. When
Capt. Staples formed his company for
the regular exhibition drill there were
a few more than eighty couples the
building and in a short time this num
ber was increased to 109 The drill,
which has always been a popular fea
ture of these parties, had several new
display movements and the boys ac
quitted themselves very creditably in
the evolutions At the end of the
drill the dancers formed for the grand
march and led by Lieut, and Mrs. Jes
mei wove and raveled kaleidoscopic pounds
patterns on the ball room floor From
then until the hours of morning the
orchestra was fully employed. And by
the way, Gailichio's orchestra, always
a favorite here, won new laurels and
were loudly praised for their work.
The supper was served by Col. New
bert at the Commercial, an excellent
menu being prepared. The colonel
has the satisfaction of knowing that
he entertained a large party of well
pleased guests, many of whom were
surprised at the excellent accommoda
tions the hotel afforded.
The boys are already planning on
the ball for 1901 and promise to give
their friends an excellent opportunity
to celebrate the opening of the new
Stowe Wag Ousted.
drawn out school fight and Foreston
will be allowed to cool its fevered brow.
I the Indians Get 960,000 They'll Leave
Mille Lacs.
Gus Beaulieu, who resides on
the East-side, reached home last Sat
urday from a trip to Washington. He
is the contract agent of the Chippewa
Indians at Mille Lacs lake and he has
spent the past three weeks at the na
tional capital in their interest Mr.
Beaulieu's object in his trips to Wash
ington and his efforts with Minnesota
members of oongress is to secure a sum
from congress which shall reimburse
the Indians for their improvements at
the lake Mr. Beaulieu says it is a
foregone conclusion that the Indians
will have to leave Mille Lacs and go
to White Earth -or some reservation
farther north and the question now is
reimbursement for their improve
ments They do not ask anything for
giving up the lands which by every
law of the land or of good morals they
are the owners but they do want some
proper settlement for the improve
ments they have made According to
Mr. Beaulieu, it is probable that the
Fifty-seventh congress will pass a good
deal of legislation affecting the various
tribes of Minnesota Indians The In
dian office is cognizant, he says, of the
justice of the claims of the Mille Lacs
Chippewas and Senator Nelson has
been enlisted by the genuineness of
their cause. The Indians have a firm
friend in Nelson. There are about 800
Indians at Mille Lacs now receiving
annuities and the only thing that
stands in the way of their speedy re
moval is to agree upon the basis of
settlement An estimate of the im
provements upon their lands was made
last year, but Mi Beaulieu declares
that it was wholly inadequate in the
lump sum The government's repre
sentative appraised everything he
found at a fair figure but as the settlers
have to such a degree encroached upon
the Indians' homes many of their im
provements have been merged in those
of the settlers and they did not re
ceive any compensation for these in
the commissioner's estimate Some
thing like $60,000 is asked for as an
off-set for these improvementsSt
Cloud Jou) mod-Press
Work of the Creameries.
The farmers of Jbhis section do not at
-present-properly~^p#^eeiate_the ,*iienew
fits to be derived from creameries.
The same condition prevailed in the
southern part of the State less than a
do?en years ago but now there are
hundreds of creameries in that section
and new ones are going every jear
The farmers would as soon think of be
ing without barns as without cream
eries, for it is from them that they re
ceive the laigei pait of their ready
rnone^ The following report of the
business of these institutions in Free
born county alone shows something of
the importance of this industry and
should be interesting reading for the
husbandmen of this paitof the State.
"ThTe creamery at Geneva village re
ceived 241,597 pounds of milk, made
11,589 pounds of buttei, and paid $jl.08
per hundred pounds of milk during
November Twin Lakes received 107,-
372 pounds of milk, average yield was
4.69, and patrons received $102 per
hundred pounds of milk, Manchester
received 240,242 pounds of milk, made
10,446i pounds of butter, and paid pa
trons $1 07 per hundred pounds of milk,
Poplar Grove leceived 96,705 pounds of
milk, made 4,561 pounds of butter, and
paid patrons 97.12 cents per hundred
of milk, Emmons received
261,709 pounds of milk, average yield,
4 68, and pi ice paid patrons $1 03,
Hartland received 147,909, made 7,430
pounds of butter and paid patrons $1.10
per hundred pounds of milk, Clark's
Grove received 370,794 pounds of milk,
made 17,795 pounds of butter, and paid
patrons $1.13 per hundred pounds of
milk This is a total of 1,43S,528
pounds of milk from seven creameries
for a month in the year when receipts
are the lightest.
The regular monthly sale of the E
Mark Live Stock company will occur
in this village next Saturday. The
company anticipates a better business
than ever this year and will endeavor
to make the opening sale of the new
year the biggest thing that ever hap
pened. The usual line of light and
heavy horses, wagons, harness, bug
gies, sleds, cutters, machinery, etc
will be offered for sale, and besides
this the company desires to purchase
fifty head of young horses, for which
they are prepared to pay the highest
1 cash price The company is still in
the' market for cattle and hogs,' and
will take them in exchange or will pay
the highest market price in cash for
them If you want to buy come in and
The quo warranto proceedings
brought by the school board in the vil.
9 Foreston against J. M. Stowe
the erstwhile clerk of the board, wer'e
heard before Judge Searle this week
and a judgment rendered against
Stowe The judge held that the con
tracts of the teaohers were legal and
that Mr Stowe acted improperly when
he refused to sign the orders for
their pay The judge ordered that
Stowe should immediately turn over if you want to sell be sure to attend
this sale. Remember that it occurs
the books of the office an* that judg
ment for the costs be entered against
him This will probably nd the long
positively next Saturday, Jan
matter what the weather.
6, no

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