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\if \l/ it/ it/ it/ **^N[^^%*%.**#****#***^***- CITIZENS STATE BANK. (INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, niNNESOTA. Paid Up Capita! Surplus, ^^^^^^fr^^^ifr^-fc-fr'fr-fr I BANK OF PRINCETON. ^f J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager, Collecting and Farm and 2 Insurance. Village Loans. Railroad Lands 7 Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at 4 Z,ow Prices and on Easv Terms, for sale by I E. nARK LIVE STOC COriPANY I HOLD nS DPnni A REGULAR PRINCETON ON THE FIRST SATURDAY $ OF EACH MONTH. Fifty Good Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand. Private Sales Daily. Time Given on Approved Paper. $30,000 5,000 A Geneial 3anking Business Transacted Loans Made on Approved Se curity Interest Paid on Time De posits Fceigi ana Domestic Ex change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres. T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres. Q. A. EATON, Cashier. Doe a Genera Bankin Business The Great Northern and ff St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies. 2? For Maps, Prices, and any other information, write to M. S. RUTHERFORD, Princeton, Minn. 4? E. MARK, Auctioneer. GREAT BARGAINS ON Suits and Overcoats This Week AT FRYHLING, THE TAILOR. Next to Union Office. B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 $er Tfear. PBINCETON, MILLE 1ACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1901 ft (t to to (t to to to to to AAAAA A A AA //eac/ and Hands Need Protection This Weather. A full line of Fall and Winter Caps, Gloves and Mittens just received. Warm and comforta= ble and just the thing. i Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes A complete stock al= ways on hand and prices right. John I. Berg. Princeton, Minn. I would likeito talk to you about your Fali Suit or Overcoat. Call and get prices and see what I can do for you. Sam J. Fryhling, S3T" Next door to Keith &. Rmes oftice $ I am ready to 5 take orders for Fall Suits and Overcoats. i Come in and see the 5 goods and get prices. 2 E. ENGSELL, Tailor. Shop Long shoe stoi Examinations mLL and Advice. Dr. C. F. Walker I TeethS Plates i Gold and Porcelain Crowns. Teeth extracted without pain by use of Vitalized Air. 1 Call and have your teeth ex amined free of charge. Appoint ments may be made by telephone call 55. In Princeton 11s to 20th i! Office in Chapman Building. In Cambridge 21 to 28th, JK of each month. Office over Gouldberg & Anderson's store. SPY OFA PEMY. It is Listened to by Judge Baxter and 'f a Jury Last Friday For I a Short Time. Cases Against Ray and McGinnis Dis- missedNo Evidence to Estab= lish a Case. The criminal calendar at this term of court was the '"soul of wit' if brevity is such, and we are told that it is, par ticularly in some cases. When the State against Geo. McGinnis was called last Fiiday morning, it looked as if it would be a hard fight to comict the 'Handsome Harry'' Ray's partner of the charge, which stood against him grand larcenj in the second degree, the particular offense charged being the| breaking open of the Princeton roller mill safe on the night of Nov. 17, 1900, and the theft of a little sack con|aining 80 pennies, which luckily was all that was left in the safe for the night by Treasurer Zimmerman. Young Ray was tried last April for the sam*e offense, but, notwithstanding tha the State fastened the guilt with out a question of doubt upon Ray, the jury failed to con\ict him. The tes timony at the time all hinged on a bent pennj which as was testified to at the time was given along with 19 others to a Mrt. Nyenhouse by Ray and McGin nis on Monday morning, Nov. 19fch for a lunch. When Ray was tried Mr. Zimmerman testified that the defaced coin was without a doubt the one he had placed in the safe with the other pennies, and claimed to ha\e recog nized it at that time. Other e\idence introduced at the time showed where the firm of &. McM had tendered ten pennies for a lunch at the fai-m of Prank Kroen the Sunday evening after the safe crackiug, and an extra penny was "oiled on the lloor for luck. The circumstantial evidence was strong, but the spring jury evidently had some gra\e doubts about Ray even dealing in bad pennies. It required quite a little time Friday to secure twehe jurymen, and Attor ney Thompson for the defense ex Ladt ied bis peremptories, and the pacel, alto, before the jury'was filled, 'and Sheriff Claggett was obliged to in\ ite a few good and true citizens into the jury box. The attorney for Mc Ginnis was particular when examining jurors to inquire if they had read the Princeton UNION of last April which criticised the jury for not convicting Rav. Jos. Robertson of Greenbush, was asked if he had formed an opinion of the case, and he said he had, and he very bluntly informed the court, attor neys and all that he was of the opinion that the prisoner was guilty. Of course the gentleman from Greenbush was challenged for actual bias and excused. The ca&e was opened by the county attorney informing the jury of the na ture of the case, and Mr. Zimmerman was called, but was not present at the time. Mrs. Nyenhouse was called and testified to the boys getting a lunch at her place Monday morning Nov. 19th, and of the payment of the twenty pen nies containing the bent one. The box of pennies was produced by the clerk of court, sealed as they were given to him at last term of court and the box was opened, and the bent penny shown the witness She recognized it. Judge Baxter examined it under his magnify ing glass, and carefully noted its .ap- pearance. The glass was passed around and all, including the prisoner exam ined the small denomination of coin with as much interest as though anew species of microbe had been discovered. The coin was admitted in evidence. Treasurer Zimmerman of the Milling company was next put on the stand, and shown the penny, but astonished the county attorney by stating that he could not at this late day absolutely swear that the penny was the one stolen from the mill. This flit of evi dence naturally weakened the State's case, and though Zimmerman was re called it did not help matters any. The clerk of court was sworn and testi fied to the box of pennies ha\ing been in hi&^possession, etc but this fur nished no foundation sufficient to con nect McGinnis with the theft of the penny. The whole case fell flat in stanter, and the judge said that "what ever our wishes in the matter may be, Imustha\e something for the jury to investigate."' There had been no evi dence introduced tending to prove the guilt of McGinnis and the case was dis missed, and the prisoner discharged from custody. On motion of the county attorney the other case against Ray and McGinnis was dismissed, and the prisoner and his wife who had been with him in court, immediately left the court room. Marshal Newton was sent to the lockup to release Ray, who did not appear much surprised over the an nouncement of the sudden termination of the cases. He commenced picking up-bis personal effects and got ready to enjoy liberty again. The prisoners while not being com icted were incar cerated almost a year, in the Hennepin county jail. With these cases disposed of, and there being no further business before the court, it was adjourned sine die. A GREENBUSH PIONEER. Death of Joseph Jesmer at Three Score and TenOne ot the Pioneers ot this Section.Close of a rueful Life. Joseph Jesmer, of Greenbush, who suffered an appopleptic stroke last Tuesday, mention of which was made in the UNION last week, died at his home last Friday at 2 A He never regained consciousness, the attack af fecting the whole system and proving fatal in a short time. The funeral was held on Monday at the Greenbush church at 10:30 A. M., and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. Father Levings said mass, and the sermon was preached by Rev. Father George, of Pittsburg, Pa. The interment was in Greenbush cemetery. Among the relatives from a distance who were present at the funeral were: Joseph Jesmer, Jr., of Norway, Michi gan. A. Jesmer, of Pa rk Rapids, Minn., Miss Libbie Grow, of St. Paul, Jos. Lafontisee, of St. Paul, brother of Mr. Jesmer's widow, and E. G. Wald hoft. of North Branch, a son-in-law of Mr. Jesmer Joseph Jesmer was born in Franklin count}, New York, 1831, when that region was a wilderness, and with the other members of the family assisted his parents in clearing out a habitation in that then new country. Young Jesmer left the farm when he became a oung man and went to boating on the St Lawrence river, which occupation he followed until he became captain of a boat. In 1867 in company with his wife and six children his brothers A. D. and N. E. Jesmer he started west, landing in St. Paul and coming in the fall of the year to this section, and lo cating in what i & now Greenbush. Then the region was a wilderness of dense timber, and they hewed out a cabin of logs for their future home. His two brothers were not marrie9, and the three brothers, after-purchas ing a sack of flour, had $1 65 between them A. D. Jesmer remained with Joseph while the other brother, now the prosperous merchant of Princeton, came to the frontier logging camp and worked for Wm F. Dunham for some time Joseph and A. remained in Greenbush. where Joseph Jesmer re sided until his death. His first wife was Mary Ann Robideaux, whom he married before coming west. She bore him fourteen children, ten of whom are now living His wife died nine years ago, and seven years ago he married Rosa Mallotte, (widow), of St. Lawrence county, New York, who sur vives him. Besides N. E. Jesmer, of Princeton, there is another brother, Moses, who lives in Denver. A few years ago A. D. Jesmer moved to Park Rapids, Minn., where he now resides. There are three sisters living, Mrs. Peter Rpbideaux, Mrs. N. A. Grow, (widow) both in Greenbush, and Mrs. Mina Parsian, residing at Port Huron, Mich Mr. Jesmer was one of the most en terprising and progressive farmers of Greenbush, and during his long resi dence there always took great, interest in the welfare of the town. He never sought public honors, preferring to perform his duty as a common but faithful and loyal citizen. He belonged to the class of good, sturdy pioneers to whose untiring energy the progressive West owes a great deal. More New Buildings. Still more new improvements for Princeton in the way of new buildings T. H. Caley has decided to make a "touch down" in the field of building improvements, and haslet the contract for the erection of two new buildings on the corner south of the starch fac tory, where he will put up a brick anne\ to the Young livery stable40x60, and adjoining this he will also build a blacksmith shop for Buck & Cravens, 26x60. Samuelson & Jaenicke have the contract for the construction of the new buildings, which will be com pleted in about two months. The new buildings will make a great improve ment on the corner. Big Land Deal. The Northern Pacific has closed a deal for the sale of a large block of land in Pine county, part of the land grant of the St. Paul & Duluth road. The purchaser was a syndicate repre sented in St. Paul by J. A. Newell, and about two hundred thousand acres were comprised. The price varied with the land, but something like a half million dollars was the consideration, making an average of $2.50 per acre. VOLUME XXV. NO. 43. H0!F0RC0U|TYFAIR. The nille Lacs County 'Fair Opens To=Day With Good Weather and Good Prospects. Governor Van Sant to Speak To=Mor rowRaces, Ball Games and Sports Galore. The county fair opens to-day and con tinues the remainder of the week. There will be quite a few exhibits of agricultural products, and in live stock Secretary Scheen says there promises to be a very good showing. There will be the usual display of household products, by the housewife, and considering the bhort time in wJaich the fair management had to make all the arrangements, it is ex pected that a very good showing in the way of exhibits will be made. The list of racing events and at tractions is good. The most important feature of the whole program of enter tainment will be the address by Gov. Van Sant on Friday. State Auditor Dunn will accompanj the governor. They will arrive in Princeton via Elk River about noon and the governor's address will occur at 2 00 p. M. Company of the National Guards will proceed to the hotel at 1 45 and headed by the band will escort the governor to the fair grounds where the speaking will occur. The program for the two daj swill be as follows. 1K.DAV 1 00 JI Ball ?ame Germanv Green bush puise $10 00 for team winning Pure furnished by popular subscription 2 00PM Address by Go^ an Sant 2 3 0P \r Running lace Lest tvo thiee mile heats Purse $50 1 45 Faimeis trotting lace oest two in three half mile heats Purse $30 Gentlemen running lace one-half mile, purse IS 00 1st So 00, 2nd $3 0o Rope running contest purse SS 00 l- $T 00, 2nd S3 00 S iTCRDAI 10 30 Ball game Princeton high school vs Livonia 1 00 Ball game Princeton Elk Ri\ er 2 00PM Free for all trotting race best two in three mile heats Purse $150 2 30 Ladies running race free entrance, best two in three half mile heats Purse $15 3 03 Gentlemen bicj cle race 3 mile dash Purse $15 Gentlemen wheelbarrow race one-half mile, puise$8 00 1st $5 00 2nd3300 Pole walking and balancing contest 5 prizes Conditions of all races Not less than five to enter and three to start Entrance fee 10 percent of purse Any horse distancing the field entitled to first money-oniy The n^ajiagement will give a bedroom suite to the first couple who offer themselves to publiclj married on the fair grounds Saturday, October 5th Apply to secretarj The racing events promise to be quite interesting and already some good horses are booked for the trotting and running races. In the trotting race Dr. Armitage's thoroughbred, "Erwin,"' and Abe Orr's "Ben Harri- son," and also "'Bay Billy," a North Branch horse owned by Frank Smith, are being warmed up to the sulky for the event. Mark's "Greyhound" and "Holland" will go in the running race, and Aase Howard has a horse that will also en ter, with others perhaps. The farmers' trotting race promises to develop a great field of "thorough-., breds." Abe Steeves' "Bay Fleet," Bob Steeves5 "Fitz," Marshall's "Nel- lie," and a string of "unknowns''will be entered. The Princeton cornet band will play at the grounds in the afternoon and at the business square Friday and Satur day evenings at 8 o'clock. There will be no charge for admiss ion to the fair grounds to-day and all who wish can make themselves at home on the grounds without bothering the gateman. The fair will not be lacking in suffi cient attractions to make the two days interesting and it is to be hoped that all who can will attend. Forty Million Feet. The big drives from the country north of Brainerd are all out, with the exception of one or two, which will probably be froze in on White Fish Lake. The season has been a very good one and the big logging firms are vey well satisfied with the outcome. The drives that have reached the Mississippi river are designated as follows: The Eagle Lake, in which several firms are interested, J. M. Quinn and Bonness & Howe. There are included in these drives 40,000,000 feet of logs, and this number, is considered a good year's run. The logs that will be hung up for the winter are designated as" the Nelson Tenny and the Mud Brook-Little Pine river drives, and the logs will probably remain in White Fish Lake during the winter. In these two drives in the White Fish Lake there are something like 12,000,000 feet of logs. These logs are owned by different firms. Bonness & Howe, of this city, have something like 4,000,000 feet in the Mud Brook Little Pine river drive. Brainerd Tribune.