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Minnesota Historical Society
Established 1892. Incorporated 1807. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year. Collecting and -5p .***W a Jr*FkFU ^*"UTrf Retail orders solicited and promptly delivered in thet.**.**. village. Exchange work solicited W. P. CHASE, flanager. CITIZENS STATE BANK. (INCORPORATE D) OF PRINCETON, HINNESOTA. Paid Up Capital Surplus, *^*^#^^%^^^^^-^^^^*'*^**^Mft'% For Maps, Prices, and any other information, write to S. Land Agent. Princeton, Minn. ^VVVVVVV^VV^VVVVVVVVVVV^VfcVVVfcVWVVVVVVVt^ViVVVVVVVV? I E. HARK LIVE STOCK COflPANYf HOLDS REGULAR AT 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 A General Banking Business Transacted. Loans Made on Approved Se curity. Interest Paid on Time De posits. Foreign and Domestic Ex change. tx tic fSr i,c tx tfc ,c i,c f,c ^sr nFr #sr Tsr ,c jy j^^sr ^fSr^fsr T^^c^fir T-C iSc^r I BANK Or PRINCETON. I "^T J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. *F" ___.i ^...i_-.. __. Does a General Banking Business. Farm and Insurance. Village Loans. 2. 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. E. MARK, Auctioneer. PRINCETO N ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour COMPAN ****jC%*Kt*^j*j*4^iW*W*W^***F Vestal IOO Per Cent Banner O. K. Rye Flour, BucMieoi Flour, Ground Feed, FIG. Foley Bean Lumber Company Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in White Pine Lumber, Lath and Shingles. Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com plete Stock of Building Material. Princeton PRINCETON. h, I Head and Hands & 5 S PETTERSON, Pres. T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres. G. A. EATON, Cashier. & 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. Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes A complete stock al ways on hand and prices right. I would like,to talk to you about your Fall Suit or Overcoat. Call and get prices and see what I can do for you. Next door to Keith & Rines' office ^UUUVlVlHUViUUHU^ I am ready to take orders for and Overcoats. Come in and see the a goods and get prices. E. ENGSELL Tailor. Shop in Long's shoe store. k^WWWWWWWWW^ WW I PKINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1901. Examinations Advice. Plates iBBl ll without 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 5 5. In Princeton of each' month. 1st to 20th Office in Chapman Building. In Cambridge 21 to 28th, of each month. Office over Gouldberg & Anderson's store. ft WHO SAID ARMORY? The Question of a Home for Prince- ton Militia Boys and the Prop- er Steps to Take. The Law on the Hatter and What Has Been Done S Far==A Pub= He Question to Solve. Shall we have an armory? I looks as though we might, though matters are progressing very slowly at the present time.1 Princeton has a good company of militia and this is some thing that, every town cannot claim. Wljfen the boys returned from the south after the hostilities with Spain had ceased, it was proposed that a com pany of home guards of -militia be.or ganized and through the efforts of Capt, Patterson a company was organ ized, and is now known as Company of t|ae National Guards of Minnesota. The company was duly mustered in and became, a part of the State militia last spring and in all respects has com plied with'the State law regulating the National Guard. Th company has been using the hall over Berg's store, which is poorly fitted for drilling pur poses, and at the last meeting of the council it was decided to rent Jesmer's opera house for drills the coming win ter. The local militia had not been organ ized long before the village council was asked to build an armory for the militiamen, and it was pointed out to them that under the law it was theassessed, council's duty to do so: A committee composed of Councilmen Briggs, Jones and Jesmer was appointed to look up a site, and several have been examined, in an informal way only, as the com mittee has done nothing definite in the matter. Section one of the act to pro vide suitable armories for the com panies of the National Guard, reads: Whenever it shall appear by the certificate of the commander of the regiment or battalion to which any company, organized under the pro visions of the general laws of the State of Min nesota (the military code), and the amend ments thereof, belongs, that such battery or company has reached the minimum number of enlisted men who-.-regularly attend the drills and r- ^^S^Mix'.^'^^lA^s^^ rades of such battery and company,,the CQfcitaaKi?JhA---'ofBcr of the regiment or battal ion, ths mayor and the treasurer of the city, town or village, or where there is no mayor, then the proper authorities of the town or vil lage in which such battery or company is lo cated shall constitute a board to erect or rent, within the bounds of such city, town or village, for the use of such battery or company, a suit able or convenient armory, drill-room and place of deposit for the safe keeping of the arms, uniforms, equipments, accoutrements and camp equipage furnished under the provi sions of this act. The law says that certain persons shall constitute a board to rent, erect, construct and maintain an armory, but it does not say said, board shall do those things, though it seems clear that the mandatory intent of the law is there, and that it is incumberit on the board to furnish the militia suitable quarters. Section two of the act says: The expenses of erecting, altering, repairing, enlarging or renting armories, purchasing lands for the erection of ar^nories, and for pro viding the necessary camp-stools, apparatus and fixtures for heating and lighting and the fuel and gas or oil for the same, and water closets in such building, and for the proper preserving from injury the arms, equipments, uniforms and records stored therein by the construction of suitable lockers, closets, gun racks and cases for uniforms, equipments, arms and records and for the maintenance thereof in good and, safe repair, shall be a por tion of the charges of such city, town or village and shall be levied, collected and paid in the same manner as other city, town or village charges are levied, collected and paid. The law places the armory under the control of the commanding officer of the regiment or company, who also has the power to hire vr janitor, engineer, or whoever is necessary to look after the heating, lighting, and general care of the armory. Such persons shall re ceive compensation not to exceed $2 per day. for the time actually necessary in the performance of their duties, and shall be paid by the city or village where said armory is located. It will be seen that the law gives the proper local authorities acting in con junction with the commanding officer of the regiment or battalion consider able latitude and power in the matter, but leaves the matter rather open and indefinite, in that no limit is placed on the amount of money to be expended, the legislature presuming no doubt that such matters would be controlled by public interest and consideration. The legislature has been generous in its legislation for the equipment and the maintenance of the National Guard and all that is left for the local author ities to do is to see that the home com panies are properly provided for. There is no civic organization that means more to the State than a good well drilled militia company, and it provides the members with a profitable pastime and opportunity to improve and better themselves in a physical way, as well as fitting them for guard duty and in a crisis for the duties of the true soldier. But before Princeton builds an armory the matter will prob ably be thoroughly discussed pro and con. Laying aside the matter of local pride in having a militia company it resolves itself into a business proposi tion of dollars and cents, and the ques tion of "can we afford'it?" If there is sufficient interest in Princeton to keep up and maintain a local militia com pany, and there is sufficient material among our young men to keep up a company to the proper standard, it would seem to be fit and proper for those authorized by law to provide the necessary quarters. Th whole mat ter is of sufficient public interest to call for public consideration. NEtV TAX CODE. The Work of and the Tax Commission Comments Thereon. Tho State tax commission has come to the conclusion that property, for the purposes of taxation, should be assessed at its true and full value in money con sequently, we may say. that the State tax commission has arrived at the wise conclusion that the law as it stands on the statute books is a law and should be enforced. I has been customary in this State, and we believe all other States, to assfess property for the pur poses of taxation at a percentage of its value what that percentage might be has been regulated by the physical or mental condition of the assessor or other authority having the matter in charge.^ A disordered liver, for in stance, would have an alarming effect upon the amount for which a certain locality or a certain person would be and a slight headache or a dose of hay fever has. been known to play havoc .with the bank account of the down trodden taxpayer in certain localities. This is not overdrawing the case in the least: the law has been ignored by every officer from the asses sor who first makes the levy to the county attorney in whose hands the delinquent taxes are placed for final adjudication! This universal disre gard of the law is so evident to the tax commission that that body puts forward as a new proposition,-what is now, and always has been, the cardinal, the vital principle of the law as it stands now and always has stood, that property for _4he purposes? of taxation shaU be asses sed at its true and full value. This much settled the rest is a matter of detail only. There may be a wide divergence of opinion as to how results are to be obtained along the lines of certain machinery of the law, etc.. but in the final analysis if the heart of the law is preserved and allowed to perform its functions the results will take care of themselvs. I is possible probablethat constitutional amend ments may be required to preserve this provision of the law sacred, so that it will apply to all forms of property, but when that is done the tax law will be as perfect as it will ex*er be possible for man to make it. If the provision of the law requiring that all property for the purposes of taxation shall be asses sed at its true and full value in money can be made to apply to all forms of corporate propertyand we see no rea son why it cannotthen this class of property, although, in some cases, paying a certain percentage each year on gross earnings, can be made to pay such a percentage of gross earnings as would yield a tax that would be equiva lent to one levied as in the case of ordinary classes of propertyand at its true and full value in money. The tax commission has taken a long step in the right direction in declaring an ob solete provision of the existing tax law in full force and effect. As before stated, the rest is comparatively easy and a matter of detail only. If the commission will keep to the front the vital point chey have elucidated: pre pare a simple code that the 'laymen as well as he who is versed in law can un derstand provide for county, instead of township assessors abolish the city, town, county and State boards of equali zation and substitute in their stead a permanent tax body, it will have earned its salary as well as the thanks of all people who belive in a just and equi table distribution of the burdens of taxation.Stillwater Gazette. E. M. Farnham has taken the busi ness management of the Rural Tel ephone Co., and will look after the con struction of the lines of the new com pany. Mr. Johnson has tested the line between his place and Wyanett and re ports that it is working all right. Princeton will soon be connected with Wyanett and it will not be long before Cambridge can be called upor down The company held a meeting yester day and disposed of the current busi ness, paying bills to the amount of $170 and making arrangements for the com pletion of the line. By next Monday it is expected that the line will be in operation between here and Wyanett, and there will be twelve telephones on this part of the line. LOGGING OPERATIONS Lumbermen and Loggers Making Ar- rangements for Extensive Op- erations this Season. A Heavy Cut of Pine in the Forests of the Fa North Predicted for the Coming Winter. The logging operations in northern Minnesota the coming winter, will be on quite an extensive scale. The Mis sissippi Valley Lumberman gives the following estimate of what some of the big lumber concerns will do: "The Bovey-DeLaittre Lumber Co. will put in four camps this fall, but will operate but two themseh-es, the other two being in charge of contract ing loggers. Their own will be Little Willow river and a force of 100 men will be employed. Some 8,000,000 feet will be cut here. A camp will be op erated at Prairie river, where S,000,- 000 feet will be put in and one along the Brainerd & Nortern road will cut about 6,000,000 feet. I is probable that other camps will be started, but the matter has not as yet been decided. "The Mississippi River Lumber Co. will start two camps at Cross Lake, and the total output will be something like 10,000,000 feet. A large number of these logs will be sold to city con cerns, who buy on the market instead of logging themselves, and a part will probably go to the Pine Tree Lumber Company. "The Brainered Lumber Co. say they expect to put in about 50,000.000 feet this winter for their own personal use and for selling to other concerns. Th company will start four camps them selves and as many more will be oper ated by loggers cutting for them. A portion of the timber to be cut lies near Bemidji and northwest of that place and other tracts are in the vicin ity of Lake Itasca. The bulk of it lies west of the Minnesota International road. "The C. A. Smith Lumber Co. in tend to put in as many logs this year as in any previous year, and their en tire cut will probably -amount $0 100,- ^00,000 -feet," of i^hioh^will be^^riVe^ down the Mississippi for sawing at their Minneapolis mill. The company will do no logging themselves this sea son and the contracts for cutting the timber, which lies in Itasca county, have been given to Price Bros., Pow ers & Simpson and the Itasca Lumber Company. "The Shevelin-Carpenter Lumber Co. will get out their usual number of logs this winter, which will amount to something like 30,000,000 feet. These figures are estimates only, as the com pany themselves cannot tell the actual number of feet that will be cut. Two camps of their own will be established near the Deer river, near which the timber lies, and logging contracts have been awarded to Price Bros, and the Swan River Logging Co., who will start others." A Duluth correspondent to the Lum berman says: "Logging is quite active, even now, and will be very much more so as the fall advances. It is estimated that there will be a cut of 500,000,000 feet within thirty miles of Bimidji, as most of the Minneapolis mills except that of the Itasca company get their logs from that district. T. B. Walker is also logging there for his mills. This will make Bemidji a very busy place this winter, as the work will employ 6,000 or 7,000 men and about 400 horses and their supplies will go in via that town. The Itasca Lumber Co. will log about 70,000,000 feet on its road running north from the Mississippi river, and is extending that line 10 miles toward the Big Fork and the international boundary. Alger, Smith & Co., of Du luth. will log about 100,000,000 feet during the' year. Th Swan River Logging Co. will log about 150,000,000 near Hibbing. Musser & Sauntry will log back of Superior and bring to Du luth mill about 50,000,000 feet, five times as much as they cut during the present year." The Scanlon & Gipson Lumber Co., it is said, will get out about 20,000,000 feet of logs in the vicinity of Bemidji. Senator Nelson a Plebian. Senator Nelson has spent most of the week in Otter Tail county, where he has an aged uncle who desired his ad vice in planning and contracting for a new house and barn. Th senator is equally at home ditching a farm, build ing a barn, passing a national bank ruptcy bill, planning as to the expendi ture of millions of dollars to restrain the overflow of the Mississippi, or counseling as to the government and commerce of our foreign possessions. Alexandria Post News.