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By R. C. DUNN.
TERMS, $1.00 Per Year in Advance.
$1.25 If Not Paid in Advance.
O. 1. S1APLES,
Business Manager.
CHOKER has bought more land in
England. New York tax payers pay
for most of it.
HE Brooklyn bridge has been de
clared safe. We wonder if it is safe
enough for Tammany to cross?
THE Moline Plow Co. refuses to join
the trust. The only regret is that
there are not other industries strong
enough to paddle their own canoe.
KING EDWARD is said to be ill. But
don't worry, the King will be "it" at
the coronation, just the same, if Only
the corroding influences of Time inter
THERE was snow in northern Michi
gan and points in northern Illinois and
Indiana last week. Even here in
Princeton there are some who aver
they was snow flakes in the air last
HE Schley-Sampson controversy is
dragging along and the man to whom
the people gave the victory is still en
titled to it by ail the records. The
judgment of the American people is
seldom wrong.
ISANTI county has sent five persons
to the insane hospital within the last
five weeks. Now, if the Milaca people
will only chase that crazy man over
the line, the authorities of Isanti
county will take care of him.
THERE is a girl in Kandiyohi, that
"unpronouncable" county, as the Hon.
Henry Johns used to say, whom many a
young farmer would pay a premium to
get as a wife. During the year ending
Oct. 1, she had milked 10,260 cows,
milking 19 cows every night and morn
ing, and never missing a single day.
The cup is ours. Columbia won all
three races, the last on Friday by time
allowance only. Shamrock II crossed
the line two seconds ahead of the Yan
kee boat, but Columbia had forty-two
seconds to her credit, however. The
Englishman did well and came as near
winning the race as one could and fail.
Sir Thomas is a good honest sport and
in his defeat he has won the good
will of the American people and this is
better than winning a race, Sir Thomas.
THE abduction of Miss Stone, the
American missionary, by a band of
brigands in the Bulgarian territory,
and holding her for a large sum of
money, is an act which is so bold that
it is apparent that officials of the Bul
garian government are in some man
ner connected with the plot, and it is
to be hoped that our government will
be able to find out the guilty ones and
have them punished. No band of out
laws could carry out such a dastardly
plot only under cover of official protec
tion of some nature
AT the farmers' congress, held at
Sioux Falls last week, the matter of
the reclamation of the arid lands of
the west was considered. This is a
matter that the government should en
courage by judicious appropriations of
money to re-claim these vast tracts of
land that only need water to make
'"blossom as the rose." In putting
these tracts of land in a state of culti
\ation, millions of dollars would be
added to the wealth of the country,
and there is no question but what cli
matic conditions would be vastly im
&,>* 3, tip
i OUR Onamia correspondent this week
says that reports that the Indians
around the lake are in an ugly mood
is false, and that there is little trouble
now with the Indians. The St. Paul
Globe of the 7th contains along dis
patch from a St. Cloud correspondent,
which would indicate that the Indians
are in an ugly mood, and that they are
on the verge of an outbreak because of
trouble, real or imaginajry, they afe
having with the government over
lands. The story is all a pipe dream
and is contradicted by officials wtfo
have been in the vicinity of the lake in
the last ten davs. Thejf may$be some
matters still in dispute between the
Mille Lacs Indians and the govern
ment, but they are matters that ordin
arily would not amount to much were
it not for parties who insist on stirring
up strife. Sheriff Clagget comes in
for a roast by the St. Cloud correspond
ent, and is pictured as having burned,
pillaged and destroyed the habitationsj,tb.ereuwas
of the Mille Lacs Chippewa, when he
at one time was ordered to serve a writ
of restitution!and in doing so he quietly
assisted a few Indians in "vamoosing
the ranch,"
is having the search lights turned on
his books and as a result he has cov
ered into the treasury of that county
over $8,000 of fees which he had ille
gally appropriated. Perhaps he wasnished
justified in doing so by presents, but
the precedents sometimes established
are very poor ones, especially for the
tax payer. Mr. Taxpayer is getting
his eyes opened already yet down in
Hennepin. Let the good work go mer
rily on. Mayor Ames started the ball
rolling as a matter of revenge and the
exposure is "damaging for Megaarden
in a political way at least.
in the frozen north, where ,the
fog horn sounds its warning notes and
the navigator on the lakes commences
to pull the icicles off his whiskers in
August, they intend to defy the ele
ments and launch ships in midwinter.
We are informed by the Duluth News
Tribune that an attempt will be made
next winter to keep one of the "slips"
open all winter by the use of stdfam
pipes and tugs, and that the ship build
ers will launch a ship there next Jan
uary. Well, this is progress for
When Duluth can launch ships in mid
winter we expect to see Peary return
with bananas from the north pole.
ONE of the things that President
Roosevelt will try and accomplish dur
ing his administration will be tore
form the political methods of the South
and in this he does not ^ntend to hew
to party lines. He will name public
officials who are of known integrity
and worth and who possess fitness for
office. If he can find these men in his
party in the South they will have the
recognition they are entitled to, but if
it is necessary to name an official of
some other political faith in order to
get a good man the president intends
to do it. This is a phase of recon
struction that is needed at this time in
the South.
HE last drive of the season is now
on its way to the storage booms at
Minneapolis where it will go into win
ter quarters and there are 120,000,000
feet in the drive. The Mississippi and
Rum River Boom Co. has handled ap
proximately 700,000,000 feet of logs
this season, which is more than the
records of any previous year will show,
despite the large number of logs the
railroads have handled. The lumber
men have been favored the past season
with full streams and the cost of the
drives has been light in comparison
with other years when the water has
been low. "It has been the banner year
in business," said Boommaster Webb.
PROFESSOR SNYDER of the agricul
tural college at St. Anthony Park, has
written a pamphlet on "The Influence
of Wheat Farming on Soil Fertility,"
and in it he gives Minnesota farmers
some practical advise on the value of
rotation of crops Regarding the cul
tivation of wheat he says: "When
properly grown in a rotation, wheat is
not an exhaustive crop: it takes less
plant food from the soil than many
farm crops. It is the method, not the
crop, which has caused the decline of
fertility. The only feasible way
making old wheat lands more produc
tive is to rotate the crops, growing
some leguminous crop, use farm man
ures, and practice more thorough cul
WH AT is an epidemic? This ib what
Dr. Bracken, secretary of the State
board of health, would like to know.
On the supposition that the records in
his office indicated that there was an
epidemic of smallpox in the State the
State board of health on an opiniou of
the attorney general promulgated a
rule and regulation to the effect
that no children could attend the pub
lic schools who had not been vaccin
ated since A. D. 1896, and all the
school boards in the State set about to
enforce the rule. Arms and calves of
all children were demanded bared and
inoculated with vaccine virus that the
rising generations would not become
extinct from the ravages of smallpox.
It of course had been determined by
French and German scientists that the
smallpox *'flora" of the human system
would bud and ripen in five years after
having been killed by the inoculation
process. But the officers of a school
district down in Sherburne county go%
a statement froin/'the fctate ^uperii*-
tendent of Public Instruction to tha
effect that the rule of the State board
of health need not be enforced unless
there was an epidemic of smallpox pre!-r
vailing. To this Dr. Bracken objected
and the matter was passed on by the
attorney general who said that the
rule was of np binding effect unless
an epidemic of smallpox.
Now the question is what and where is
an epidemic of smallpox? In the
meantime school children can attend
school without showing a certificate
that they were vaccinated since 1896.
The county fair held last week while
not up to the average standard estab
lished by former county fairs held in
Princeton, has demonstrated one thing,
and that is that with the co-operation
of the farmers and business men and
the re-organization of the fair associa
tion, Princeton and Mille Lacs and
adjoining counties can have one of the
county fairs in the State. The
fact that there was such a good display
of farm products and fruit, etc., on
such a short notice would indicate that
there is a willingness on the part of
the farmers to take an interest in the
fair. Of course the farmers look to
and expect the business men to take
the initiative in the matter of holding
a fair and it is right and proper that
they should, but there is no question
but what the farmer will go more than
half way to meet his brother, the busi
ness man, in the proposition of con
ducting a good up-to-date fair. The
proper thing to do now is for the pres
ent fair officials to take the proper
steps to put the association on a good
business basis, and devise ways and
means of getting up a big fair for next
year. The value of fairs is not to be
estimated in dollars and cents. They
are registers of the growth and pro
gress of a community and attract busi
ness of all kinds. The farmer profits
by them and the business man well
knows their value. One of the lead*
ing exhibitors at the fair this year was
attracted to Mille Lacs county by the
exhibit made by this county at the
State fair a few years ago. The value
of that exhibit to this section cannot
be estimated and has been wpr,th thous
ands of dollars to the county. Why
fall back and rest dn bur oars while
the stream of progress sweeps by? The
business men of Princeton -did well
this fall in taking bold of the fair and
making it what it was* and nOw that
the fair is over and it is quite apparent
that the fair can be made a permanent
feature and prove vergr beneficial to
this section we trust that sufficient in
terest will be taken in the matter to
make next season's fair one of the best
the association has ever held.
C. B. Cheney in the Minneapolis
Journal: The State board of equaliza
tion, which adjourned last week, fur
enough campaign material for
the Republican party of Minnesota to
last until the board meets next year.
The board made a record to be proud
of, and one which every member has a
right to share in. That record is suf
ficient answer to the jibes of hidebound
partizans, who called it ''Tom Lowry,
Rockefeller & Co^'s board," and pre
dicted that it would do the bidding of
the corporations.
Had Mr. Lowry owned the board it
would not have raised the street rail
way assessment to a figure $150,000
above the radical raise levied by the
Lind board lasc year.
Had John D. Rockefeller any pull
with the members, they would not
have doubled the assessment of the
iron, ore in St. Louis county, adding a
matter of $1,250,000 to the valuation.
The Minneapolis Gas Light company
could not be accused of any influence
with the board when its assessment
$200,000 higher than last
It would be adding insult to injury to
accuse the North American Telegraph
company df an influence with the
board, which raised the company's
assessment of last year $30,000.
The^ther increases were mainly on
money and credits, rather than on the
property of the householder and
farmer. The total increase will foot
up near $7,000,000.
Those newspapers which predicted
such dire acts by the board have not
had the fairness to commend its acts,
or even to state editorially that the
board disappointed its enemies.
The board was Republican by a ma
jority of four, aside from the ex-officio
members. The Republican majority
did a graceful thing in re-electing
Charles L. Betcher of Red Wing, a
Democrat, as president. Two years
ago the Republicans had a majority of
one, but permitted Governor Lind to
solect the chairman, and he picked F.
G. McMillan of Minneapolis. Last
year the Democratic board elected Mr.
Betcher, and he was re-elected by the
Republican board this year without
All through the session a commend
able spirit of non-partizanship was dis
played. On the only momentous vote,
the one by which the ore assessments
were increased, both Democrats and
Republicans were on the negative side.
The raise may really be charged to the
Republicans, and if the mining com
panies thought they had a claim on the
Republican party, they got a grievous
Bureau at Washington has returned to
Washington after having made an in*
spection of northern Minnesota and
states that in his opinion the scheme
to start a national park in the north
ern part of the State is impractical.
He says that it would create trouble
among the Indians, cost the govern
ment a large sum of money and keep
back the growth and development of
northern Minnesota. He says that the
best thing that can happen to the In
dians, and to the people of that section
of the State, will be the early disposi
tion of the agricultural and farm lands
under the provisions of the Nelson act
of 1889. This would insure the open
ing up of a large tract of valuable
farming land, and at the same time
dispose of the everlasting trouble be
tween the various elements on the
Report of the State Board of Equalization
as Compiled by State Auditor Dunn.
State Auditor Dunn has issued the
tabulated statement of the proceedings
of the State Board of Equalization,
giving all the changes made in per
sonal property of whatever nature
throughout the State, and also all
special changes made in counties, cities
and villages. The following per cent,
of increase were made in Mille Lacs
county: One-year-old horses 10 2-year-
olds 5 3-year-olds and over 20: 2-year-
old steers and cows 10 sheep 50 hogs
10: wagons and carriages 20 melodi
and organs 10 household and office
furniture 20 credits other than of
banks 20 goods and merchandise 25.
Special changes were ordered,as fol
lows: In material and manufactured
articles in the village of Milaca the
valuation was increased 75 per cent,
and shares of bank stock in Milaca
were increased 100 per cent. In mon
eys of unincorporated banks in Prince
ton there is an increase of 100 per cent.
The net result of the work of the
board of equalization will be an in
crease in the aggregate value of per
sonal property in the State of from
$7,000,000 to $10,000,000 over the re
turns as made by the county boards.
Last year the schedules as presented
to the State board aggregate $114,000,-
000, and were increased by that body
to $120,000,000. When presented to
the State board this year it was found
that the aggregate amount of the
schedules was about $123,000,000, and
the changes resulted in increasing the
figures to more than $130,000,000.
The Governor in Princeton.
Gov. Van Sant, during his visit in
Princeton on last Friday, was enter
tained by the citizens of the village in
a most hospitable manner and the gov
ernor was not permitted to get lone
some while here. He attended the
fair in the afternoon and in the even
ing he was entertained by friends at a
supper at the Commercial hotel. The
supper was gotten up by Miss Mooen,
head cook at the hotel, and was a
credit to the culinary art, being served
in a manner to please the most fastidi
ous epicurean. In the evening at the
opera house the members of the Wal
lace Rines Post gave a camp fire in the
governor's honor, and the house was
crowded. On the platform were seated
the members of the post and when the
governor arrived he took his seat with
the old comrades. M. C. Sausser pre
sided and introduced the speakers.
There were short addresses made by
Mayor Caley, L. S. Briggs. M. L. Cor
many and Geo. F. Wright, a.nd music
was furnished by a quartette of male
and female voices. Patriotic songs
were sung by the audience and the
meeting was a regular jubilee. Gov.
Van Sant was introduced and spoke
for an hour, his address being in
tensely patriotic and was one of the
best that the governor ever made. He
was right at home with the old soldiers
and an attentive audience. His talk
was not only a good camp fire talk but
was one that was greatly appreciated
by the audience, and in his remarks to
his old comrades the audience took as
much interest as the old soldiers them
selves. The governor was delighted
with his visit here and will always
have a warm regard for the people of
Princeton. He returned to St. Paul
Saturday morning.
C. H. Chadbourne returned on Fri
day from a month's trip through the
east. He attended the Pan-American
exposition while in the East and spent
most of his time renewing his youthftil
days in New England. He visited his
old home in Lexington but all that he
codM find of the old homestead was a
few old chimneys to mark the site of
dear and familiar scenes. Where the
old farm used to be is now p*art of an
immense water reservoir that takes tn
a large Section of territory and sup
plies water to ea'st Canibridge. "The
East is prospering and doing well
now," feay? Mr. Chadbourne, "and Bos
ton is a labyrinth of commerce with
traffic in the air, on the streets'and un
der the streets, and now resembles the
most active and noisy cities of the
west. You can side all day for 25
cents as the whole country is honey
combed with electric and^steam cars."
Mr. Chadbourne thought Uter seeing
the Pacific west that the east had no
further attractions, but he has changed
his mind in the last month.
Do not
Forget that
The Housekeeper's Best Friend.
keeps a good line of up-to date goods
and when you want anything in the
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 new goods
which you ought to see
is the place to get the best goods for
the least money, as it has always
been at
The New Store
on the old corner.
Manufactur Manufacture and
Repaire by
I Repaired bj
Satisfaction guaranteed in Woodwork
as well as in Blacksmithing
Horse-Shoeing a Specialty
Op.Sadley Mill.
The great economizer of woman's time and strength.
It affords a convenient place for all utensils as well
as materials used in cooking. The tin lined flour
chests and spice boxes protect the contents from mice,
dampness and waste. Every part can be readily
cleaned and nothing about its construction to get out
of order.
Princeton Hardware Co.
E. K. EVENS, Manager.
Boston Store
Main Street, near Starch Factory.
The people of Princeton and vicinity are cordially
invited to attend the opening of this new store
and secure some of the great bargains offered in
Dry Goods,
Come in and see our goods, we have lots of articles not men=
tioned and the prices are surprisingly low. 3
H. NEWBERT, Proprietor.
Boots and Shoes.
A large stock of goods to be sold at
50 to 60 per cent of the regular price.
All the comforts and con
veniences of a good club
or your home are found in
i in daily,use on Bur
ling ton limited trains
between the Twin Cities
and Chicago. -Supplied
with card tables, easy
chairs and the latest

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