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Spring Goods
Established 1892.
Incorporated 1897.
Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in the
village. Exchangei work
te dan A' the
Paid Up Capital
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time De
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General Banking Business.
Collecting and Farm and
Insurance. Village Loans.
Railroad Lands
and Domestic Ex
change. S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. Ji. CALEY, Vice Pres.
G. A. EATON, Cashier.
Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at
Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
The Great Northern and
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies.
For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
write to
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
Duplex Adjustable
Yoke Skirt
It assures a perfect-fitting petticoat
and is the only way in the world that
such a garment can be made to properly
fit. There are imitations of course, but
there never was a good thing yet that
wasn't feebly copied. We have the sa=
teen skirts ranking in price from
to $
We are showing a splendid line of Spring Wash Goods,
Dimities, Ginghams, Laces, Embroideries, etc. This season's
patterns are beautiful. Call and see 'em.
Fifty Good Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand.
Private Sales Daily.
Time Given on Approved Paper.
E. MARK, Auctioneer.
ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour
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we nW, BUGkieoi Floor, Groifl Feed, it
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms gl.00 per Tear. PfllNCETON, MILLE LACS CO'lTNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY,.MARCH 21, 1901
ft id \i
ito tii to \i,
25 3
If you want a more expensive garment
we can get it for you on short notice.
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I Watch
this Space
for Snaps.
John N. Berg
Dealer in
Dry Goods,,
Boots and Shoes,
Crockery, etc.
Princeton, Minn.
1 Forget that 1
keeps a good line of up-to date goods
and when you want anything in the 7
dry goods, grocery or shoe line call
and see him before you buy. It
no trouble to show goods even if you
do not wish to buy now, and we are
constantly getting in new goods
which you ought to see.
I Here I
is the place to get the best goods for
the least money, as it has always,
bean at J.T
the New Store
on the old corner.
Meat Market.
E. RIPPOK & CO, Prop.
Wholesale and retail dealer i
Fish, Poultry and Game
Poultr and
in Season.
Princeton, Minn.
Examinations and Advice. I
Dr. C. F. Walker
TOBth Ant
Gold and
Porcelain Crowns.
Teeth extracted without pain by
use of Vitalized Air.
Call and have your teeth ex
amined free of charge. Appoint
ments may be made by telephone
call 55.
In Princeton
1st to 20th i
Office in Chapman Building.
In Cambridge
21 to 28th, I S
Office over
Gouldberg ft Anderson's store.
PAY'IMr^ IIP''" ITAfirV i-er'
Bunches of Honey
''M.^-.^ Died.
S'ln3ay last death removed one of the
old settlers of this section and while
expected few people heard the news
without a shock. Silas Howard had
been, an" invalid for many years, owing
to, disabilities contracted while serving
bis-country in the war of the rebellion
andfor several months had been con
fined to his home. Last week he be
ganstofail and Sunday witnessed the
closing scene.
Mr. Howard was born inBrovvnville,
Maine, Sept. 1, 1837. At the time of
the breaking out of the civil war- he
wasan the south and enlisted in a Mis
soujli ,fegimnt. Shortly after enlist
i os |eliFas^Ti?erf^
-turned to Maine to visit his family, and
while there was transferred to the
Eleventh Maine, in which regiment he
served as a corporal until discharged
for disability.
He came to Minnesota in 1366 and
was united in marriage to.Miss Ellen
King, who survives him. To this
union were born ten children, eight of
whom are now living. About a fort
night ago his claim for an increase of
pension was allowed by the depart
ment to begin April 1, and this recog
nition of the government pleased him
greatly, although Providence willed
that he should never enjoy it.
The funeral took place Monday af
ternoon, Rev. G. Satterlee conducting
the services at the house, and the in
terment was made at Oak Knoll ceme
The family have the heartfelt sym
pathy of the entire community in this
hour of sorrow.
Timothy Foley of St. Paul Talks of the
Lumber Cut of the Foley Bean
Company, Milaca.
Timothy Foley, senior member of
the firm of Foley Bros., St. Paul, was
in St. Cloud Saturday morning on his
way home from Foley and Milaca to St.
Paul. Mr. Foley says that 2,000,000
feet of hardwood logs have been re
ceived this winter by his firm at their
Foley mill, and that the Foley-Bean
company of Milaca will make a full
season's cut this season. As a neces
sary preliminary the company has
banked about Mille Lacs lake and the
upper Rum river some 40,000,000 of fine
white pine logs. Practically the en
tire cut is now completed and with a
fair stage of water in the streams for
driving purposes the mill should" have
no trouble in being supplied during the
entire season. As to the prospects for
railroad work this season, Mr. Foley
says from the newspapers he should
think there was to be enough to keep
mo9t of the contractors busy. His firm
is one of the big railroad contractors
of the country and it is a dull season
when they are not employed on some
gigantic job.St. Cloud Journal-Press.
Of Local Interest.
The-Boston (Mass.) Morning Star re
ceived at bur office, contains the fol
lowing verses written by one of our
own gifted townswomen. They are of
peculiar interest to us as ours is the
"primary school" where-the incident
they commemorate occurred.
The author was returning from a
visit at the school house just as the
little ones were forming in l^ne io en
I XI linAX ^-~yXI-s liliL out thee questionyour
Current Taxes.
jSjIas Howard, One of the Oldest Set-
tlers of This Section, Died
Last Sunday.
-A visit to the county treasurer's
office yesterday disclosed the fact that
many of the largest holders of real
estate are already paying- their taxes
nstead of waiting until the final rush
in May, These property holders, too,
are paying their taxes in fullnot tak
ing advantage of the privilege of pay
ing^ one-half'and then waiting until
November, ^o far this month 124 re
ceipts for current taxes have been
Lkir-d-, Norton & Co., of Winona,
ma4e the largest payment, the' total
amount being $933.11 The receipt
called for 173 forties, or nearly 7,000
acr^s. Another large tract was that
covered by the receipt of H. W. Young,
bei% for fifty-nine forties, or abcut
,40j!) acres. The total tax on this land
Oil the whole Treasurer Burreli says
there seems to be a disposition on the
part of the" taxpayers to settle their
scores early, and he receives daily
applications for statements of current
taxes Money appears to be plenty in
all}parts of the country and the county
is feeling the effect of this condition _of
which elicited this ReceivinR Nic not trad one of girls for a boyV
somewhat^ startling response: "Why
The apt query and the remembrance
of a little boy who, had not the Father
called him. home, would have formed
one of the happy group upon this, his
birthday, suggested the thought which
found expression in this little poem:
BY M. H. I.
I lingered to-day near a primary school.
The children were forming in line.
Brave lads and bright lasses each one in his
And, oh how their faces did shine'
May I ha\e my choice'" I laughingly asked,
And more than one shouted in glee,
"Oh. yes, we will any of us gladly go'
Their smiles were bewitching to me.
"But I'll choose a boyI've two girls of my
Said one lad, 'Then why not exchange?
For one of your girls we'll give you a boy."
But my heart felt suddenly strange.
The children knew not why so sadly I turned
And thoughtfully walked away
I longed for a boy years ago called to heaven.
Who'd have been just seven to-day.
Hon. H. E. Mallette Is Working to Start
the Cultivation.
A New Confidence Game Being Worked
on Rural Mail Patrons.
A gang of swindlers is" reported to be
operating a clever scheme on the pa
trons of the rural free delivery routes
throughout the country and the postof
fice department has issued the follow
ing warning:
"Notice to patrons of the rural free
delivery: Information has reached the
postoffice department that a gang of
swindlers have been traveling about
the country, over the rural free deliv
ery routes, representing themselves as
inspectors. Their scheme is to pretend
to inspect rural free delivery mail
boxes and then demand from the pa
trons the sum of $3 or $4. Patrons
should turn a deaf ear to such design
ing schemes and report such conduct
to the postmaster.
"The gang has operated the scheme
with great success among the patrons} Tn"C
of the free,delivery routes in .Pennsyl
vania and many complaints, have been
made to the department.by the people
who have been ta^en in by the swind
lers. 7
"As-a general rule the imposters
have confined their operations to.the
patrons of routes recently established.
As the patrons are not familiar with the
requirements they are easily led to be
lieve that it is necessary to pay the
Belated Returns From Some
Country Towns.
"There's money in the culture of
sugar beets where the soil is adapted
to their successful cultivation," de
clared Hon. H. R. Mallette of Pores
ton, former representative of Mille
Lacs county in the State legislature
as he held down one of the Grand Koepke, sixth district Ben Bendikson,
Central's new office chairs and puffed
at a fragrant cigar. i\ Mallette is a
dealer in general merchandise at For
eston and was in the city of business
matters with the Tileston Milling
company with whom he has trade re
lations, ...He continued:
"I was a member of the house when
the sugar beet bounty law was passed
and its merits and the bejst means of
the cultivation of the sugar beet and
manufacture of the sugar from the
roots was discussed. I learned a great
deal of the matter then and as my
county is largely settled by farmers
who do not own large areas I began to
think some months ago that beet sugar
would be a good thing for them. The
soil of the county is especially adapted
to the raising of root crops, and wheat
is not a paying investment at the best
when it is planted in small areas.
Putting^ .these facts together, 'I con
cluded that the merits of the suarar
beet might with profit be investigated.
Senator Thedeu of Minneapolis is man
ager of the beet sugar factory at St.
Louis Park and on my invitation he
came to Foreston recently and held a
public meeting. About two hundred
farmers were present and a splendid
meeting was held. Theden spoke en
thusiastically of the sugar beet propo
sition 'and declared that Mille Lacs
county is a model country for their
cultivation. We are to have a weigh
station at Foreston and a great many
farmers have promised to give the cul
ture of the sugar beets a trial. I held
a school house meeting about five
miles from Foreston later and it was
well attended, much interest being
manifested, and I have since received
a number of inquiries from other places
with invitations to hold meetings.
Foreston is to have a creamery and
we expect quite a bunch of business
this season with our diversified indus-
tries."^. Cloud Journal Press.
.(iJw^.iu^^i'rS- all over-the world 19 domiciled at the
of the
Supervisors: T. E. Potts, chairman,
IM^JiJPO^an^ i A J.^Sjoluad town since being down farther south and
clerk, O. A. Haggberg" treasurer Sam
Mattson assessor,- John Haggberg
justices of the peace Y. B. Berg and
T. E. Potts constable, Jos. H. Carter
road overseer district No. 1, O. J.
Bergman: No. 2, Gust Gustafson No.
3, John G. Grant.
Supervisors^ L./ D. Carter" chair
man, A. J. Craig and A. Hanson clerk,
C. E. Swanson assessor, C. A. Hill
treasurer, W. E. Graham justice of
the peace, C. Parker constable, A. W.
Nyberg: road overseer, Benj. Robson
for. restraining cattle, 19 against. 67.
Supervisors: Thomas Page, chair
man, J, O. Johnson and Andrew Seh
lin town clerk, Geo. W. Freer treas
urer, F. W. Suckow assessor, Peter
Sehlin justices of the peace, C. O.
Johnson and T. C. Suckpw constables,
C. P. Hernwell and O. E. Wallen.
Supervisors: John L. Mourning,
chairman, Christ Halvorson and W. E.
Jones town clerk, Henry Gustafson
treasurer, Alfred Franzen assessor,
Edwin Gustafson justices of the peace,
W. E. Jones and Ole Folwick consta
bles, Rudolph Adams and Carl Seibert
road overseers, August Schwater, first
district Henry Johnson, second dis
trict Ben VanRoekel, third distriet
Olof Lofgren, fourth district Frank
Magnuson, fifth distriet John F.
seventh district,
were cast.
iJf. ^1"/ ilr^^k
KO. 15.
One hundred votes
Los Angeles is certainly an ideal
city for tourists. There are more kinds
of free entertainment, splendid parks,'
as well as excursions by tally-hos, all
day rides taking in twenty to thirty
miles of -country, with a, conductor to
explain things, all for $1. Then there
are cheap railroad and steamboat ex
cursions, all well patronized and satis
factory, and, too, a person can live
cheaper and better than in Minneap
olis. The climate is like the old song,
'Every word and every line
Was Dandy Jim, from Caroline."
One excursion was up Mt. Lowe, a
wonderful ride up the mountains which
no one should miss. Another took-in
Lucky Baldwin's ranche of 50,000 acres.
We ate dinner with Lucky Baldwin.
After dinner ,he escorted our party
over a portion of his ranche. He has
about 8.000 acres in fruity,000 a.cTes
in one body in oranges, trees all bear
ing and the fruit being picked for
market. His private residence and
grounds are very beautiful. He is a
very pleasant, chatty and agreeable
companionmakes you feel right at
home. He says, though, that Unlucky'
is a more appropriate name for him at
present. Coming back we went through.
the old San Gabriel mission and the
old forts once used by the monks, a
curious sight, together with miles of
cactus fence grown to corral and pro
tect their cattle, being, impassible for
man or beast... They showed us, the
house where Helen Hunt Jackson (I
think tharAnothere is th name) wrote "Ra-ts
excursion wa
San Diego and while there I took a
run out to El Cazon, El Ker Hone,
valley to see our townsman, John Ca
ter. I found him pleasantly located on
the slope overlooking the valley with
a nicely furnished house and a nice
little wife, living as snug as a bug in a
rug. John has become very pious
since he left us and he is a^yery strong
temperance man and he is in earnest
about it, too. He is a very hardwork
ing man like his father before him and
is bound to get ahead if anybody does.
He has a "variety of fruit in bearing
and was selling oranges at $1 per hun
dred in picking boxes delivered at the
depot three miles away. That's about
four cents a dozen for fine navels. We
bought them in Los Angeles, big na
vels, for six cents a dozen.
San Diego is not a very lively city
compared with Los Angeles, but it has
a fine harbor and the Coronado hotel
and beach is worth a day's travel to
see. The hotel is a city in itself and is
full and turns people away everyday
for want of
"18l^racy The battleshimiro
Iowa was anchoreud in front of the
hotel Al kind of aristocracy from
Coronado. Splendid fishing and surf
bathing there, with porpoises and
seals swimming around among the
bathers quite tame. In writing up this
country no two persons would get the
same impressions unless they travelled
the same road at the same tjme, there
is such a variety of climate and scenery.
Incoihing back to Irvington yre came
on the old road from Fresno and things
looked entirely different from these on
the one we went down on. Wiasaw
very little waste land coming back
from Fresno and when we first struck
the Santa Clara valley coming down
"we thought it the prettiest place on
earth and the fruit just wonderful^ but
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