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.^^^i^js^jpf I ?caad- CITIZENS STATE BANK. (INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, fllNNESOTA. Railroad Lands 6 Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, See our Hardwood Dining Chairs with braced high backs and carved, set for tov 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 M. S. RUTHERFORD, K. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year.' PSINCETON, MILLE 1AC8 COUNTY, Paid Up Capital Surplus, Interest ^fr-*frfrfrfrfrfrjjHjt*fr**#rfrfr- I BANK O PRINCETON.! J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. Doe a Genera Bankin Business Agent. Princetpn, Minn. I When you are in the market for Furniture and Stoves Come in and see us, no trouble to show goods. W have got the largest stock in town and will not be undersold by our com- petitors. W want your trade and will save you money on your purchases. Paid on Time De posits Foreign cnange and Domestic Ex- S. S. PETTERSON, Pres. T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres. Q. A. EATON, Cashier. Farm and Collecting and Insurance. Village Loans. 475 $ Get our new money savers. W. P. CHASE, flanager. 6-foot hardwood Extention Table for PRINCETON, MINN. Foley Bean Lumber Company Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers Iff White Pine Lumber, Lath and Shingles. Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com plete Stock of Building Material. They are good values. TIN $30,000 5.000 A General Banking Bu&iness Transacted Loans Made on Approved Se curity $4-25 prices on beds, springs, and mattresses, they are I Evens Hardware Co. (Formerly known as Princeton Hardware Co.) PRINCETON. New Year i will open with some special bargains in 5 Crockeryware 1 Fancy Dishes, Etc. A complete line of Comfortable Footwear. j-Just the thing for these cold days. W are having a great sale on these goods. Complete stock-of fresh and up-to date Groceries. Farm produce bought at highest market prices. 4- 4- Job N. Berg. Princeton, Minn, $ Do not Forgettthat i R. D. BYER5 keeps a good line of up-to date goods i Is 2 HSNESOTA, 4 and when you want anything 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 in new goods which you ought to see Here is theplace to get the best goods for the least money, as tt has always been at The New Store on the old corner. lib* O.H.BUCK O.J. CRAVENS BUCK & CRAVENS, Blacksmiths. All kinds of Blacksmlthing neatly and promptly done. W make a specialty of HORSESHOEING and PLOW WORK. first street In Cambridge 2ist to a8th of each month, office over Gouldberg & Anderson's store. PRINCETON. Dr. C. F. Walker's 1 Dental Parlors I now located 1 in the Oddfellow's new building, where Dr. Walker will attend to his Princeton appointments from the ist to 20th of each month. 4M flftt OLD CHARTER. 4 The Special Act Under Which Prince- v^|-ton Was Incorporated Not Ap- V5#t plicable to Present Needs. Thi Village Has Not Sufficient Powers g Under Old Charter and Some Suggest City Charter. The UNI ON thinks it is the fault of no one in particular, but of the whole vil lage for that "matter, that the village affairs have been conducted in a way that no business man would think safe and business like There is no ques tion that many matters have got to be remedied, and with a change necessary in the corporate powers of the village many are of the opinion that the best thing for the village to do will be to incorporate as a city. The act passed by the legislature in 1895 and known as the Howard charter, providing for the incorporation of vil lages of 1,000 inhabitants and o^er, is considered by lawyers a very good doc ument and a good law under which to incorporate, as its provisions and safe guards cover every conceivable phase of city government. The method of in corporation is easy and involves little expense. The council can if it wishes pass an ordinance or resolution sub mitting the, proposition to the people who can vote on the same at a general or special election. Or the people can by petition filed with the county auditor, we believe, call for the sub mission of the proposition to the legal voters of the village. There is one thing certain, Princeton will have to have a new charter, and while it is making the change it might as well adopt a charter that will be broad enough in its provisions to last Princeton for many long years to come THUBSDAX, JANUABY 23, 1902. Shal we incorporate as a city? That is ^question that is being discussed by qu&e a few persons at the present time, and it is said that in the near fu^re efforts will be made to change the**government of Princeton from that rapid decrease in the cut "east of Chi of a village to a city. The village of Princeton was incorporated under a special act of the legislature in 1877, and this act was amended by a subse quent act of the legislature in 1889, un der which act the village is now gov erned. When Princeton was first in- 0 terested and when the time comes to make the change the village will be in shape to start its new corporate exist ence in a proper manner. Let the matter be discussed by all in- covered from a siege of typhoid fever and was laid up in a Seattle hospital for some time with the disease. He shows the effects of his illness, though he is rapidly regaining his strength, WHITE PINE CUT. The Total Cut of White Pine for 1901 Was 5,396,253,000 Feet. The Mississippi Valley Lumberman in its annual review of the lumber in dustry, places the total cut of north ern white pine for 1901 at 5,396,253,000 feet. Th "wes of Chicago" i credited witht a cut of 4,244,401,000distric feet the "Chicago and east of Chicago district" with i i51,852,000. The west district includes Wisconsin, Minnesota and along the Mississippi. Chicago and "east of Chicago" includes Michi gan, both peninsulas. The total cut for 1900 was 5,837,862,000. White pine production has been steadily decreas in- for several years on account of the cago The Lumberman says there is a pos sibility that Minneapolis will exceed her best cut next year and make a record of 500,000,000 feet annually for tn tw corporated it required very fewpow- 9,849,225,450 feet of pine. era, such as most small villages have in their early days. While the act as amended 1889 clothed the village 318,000 feet of lumber as compared with council with sufficient powers to gov- 429,920,000 feet in 1900. The Duluth erb the village, there is no question but what Princeton has outgrown the apt under which it was authorized to do business, and there are many rea sons why the village should cast aside its old corporate clothes and put on an up-to-date suit. In the process of time and the growth an,d development of the village the limited powers of the special act have become obsolete and in many respects are dead letters. While the council has the power under the old act to light any portion of the village it is a question whether it has sufficient pow ers under the original act to maintain an electrict light plant as it is to-day, and in the management of the water plant the growth of the village has re quired the council to exceed its legally empowered duties. The old act gave the village the power to authorize the construction of street railways in the streets of the village, but no authority to build or construct sewers It re quires an ordinance to even establish the salary of the village marshal, but this more or less of a dead letter jvit&,$b-.e .common council. The coun cil has all the necessary powers to pro- teeYthe health and peace 6f ^he com munity, provide for licensing saloons, gambling devices, provide for fire pro tection, etc But when it comes to making needed improvements in streets, the construction of sewers, curbs and gutters, paving, sidewalk building, etc the \illage has not the power and authority that a progressive and rapidly growing village should have. All such improvements form erly were by petition of property own ers of abutting property and under the corporation act the village is obliged to await the pleasure of property own ers in a good many instances. The council should have ample and reason able power and authority to order all necessary improvements without hav ing to adopt all these dilatory tactics. The village will need sewers before long and many street improvements. Some of these days we will want a park, and will wish to do many things that under present conditions it is impossible to do next ten years. In the last thirty years the Minneapolis mills sawed Mills in the district above Minneapo lis manufactured in 1901 a total of 508, district cut 867,300,000 feet in 1901 as against 735,892,000 in 1900. The cut on the Mississippi below Minneapolis last year was 449,515,000, as against 581,979,000 in 1900. Knights of Pythias Entertain. The Princeton Knigths of Pythias were at home to their friends last Tues day evening when over 150 invited guests were present at the public in stallation of the newly elected officers of the lodge, and the social which fol lowed. The knights certainly had a lively and enjoyable night of it and all who attended went away pleased with the hospitality of the members of Princeton lodge. Grand Chancellor Commander Tawney of Winona was present and installed the officers of the lodge Chancellor Commander A. A. Caswell was present from Anoka and presided at the opening of the lodge for the occasion. Grand Commander Tawney took the chancellor command er's chair and officiated during the in stallation ceremony. Seated at the commander's station with Mr.'Tawney was the retiring commander, and also T. P. Scheen who acted as master of sociaf cerenionies," and Rev. W. "E. Gratz, who offered prayer at the open ing and the close of the installation and the interesting program with which it was interspersed. L. S. Briggs in a brief speech welcomed the guests of the evening. At the opening of the installation ceremonies the grand chancellor com mander presented to Mr. Caswell a fine jewel as a fitting emblem of his rank of past commander and in token of his duties well performed Mr. Caswell made a few appropriate re marks in accepting the jewel. The officers installed were as fo'lows: L. W. Pierson, C. C. W. VanWormer, V. L. S. Briggs, Prelate D. W. Spaulding, M. of W. J. L. Larson, K. of R. and S. E. Chute, M. A. Frank Peterson, M. of E G. I. Staples, M. of F. Fred Newton, I. E M. Chapman, O. G. At the close of the installation and the musical and literary program Grand Chancellor Commander Tawney delivered a very interesting address, closing with a fine tribute to the Knights of Pythias as an order. Refreshments were served at the close of the evening's exercises. Pro fessor "Sneve" alias Evens, with his gramophone entertained the gathering with choice musical selections, and a quartette composed of Messrs. Dickey, Ewing, Burgan and Spaulding sang some of the old popular songs, while those present joined'in the chorus with great spirit. It was after midnight when the party broke up and those who at tended will long/ remember the hos pitality of the Princeton Knights of Pythias. Revision of Road Laws. A necessary preliminary in this State to any concerted work for good road making should be a revision of our road laws, the road tax paid in money instead of being commuted with labor a concentration of authority and super vision a classification of highways into thoroughfares and by-roads, the former under county, the latter under town ship care in short, a system brought out of the jumble, and thatjnade some one's business which is now everyone's. St. Paul Dispatch. Arthur McFarland, who with his wife and family has returned to his home at Milaca, from Harrington, Wash., was down last Monday visiting his folks. Mr. McFarland has jus| re- ,i, VOLUME XXVI. NO. 6. HILLS ffljp ROAD. Farmers Living North of Princeton Complain of the Steep Hills They Travel Over. They Want the Hills Cut Down and the Road Put In Better Con- dition for Hauling. The poor ye havet always, and poor roads are no exception. Princeton, during the last two years, has done quite a bit in the way of aiding input ting some of the highways tributary to the village in good shape. The work done to complete the Greenbush road into town was one of the best invest ments the business men of Princeton ever made, and the few hundred dollars expended on this road to complete.the work done by Greenbush township will repay the merchants many hundred fold in time to come. The road work was done in a thorough manner, gravel being used in making a good wearing road, and one that under proper repairs will last many years. The work done on the Wyanett road, where clay was used without gravel, will not prove a profitable expenditure. Clay is all right in dry weather, but in wet sea sons makes a mighty bad road. It is foolish to make road improvements of this character, and it would be far bet ter to use old straw and weeds on the surface. This method of road improve ment is not very scientific but it is far better than nothing. The construction of good roads is due that deeply concerns the farmer and the business man, but there is so much rivalry and selfishness and so much log rolling in the building of good roads that communities suffer in consequence. Our road laws are not perfect and there are mighty wide margins for improve ment all around. But where roads are known to be in almost impassable con dition, it is almost imossible for farm mers to haul a good, heavy load over them then local sentiment should be dropped, and such measures taken as will guarantee to the farmer a road that is possible for him to travel throughout the year. A case in point at this tame" are the hills on the north road leading out of Princeton and up into north Princeton and Bogus Brook. This road was open ed some four years ago, but under pres ent conditions, because of these high and steep hills with narrow road ways, the farmers are quite justified in kick ing on the road. The hills are only a few miles north of Princeton, and farm ers say that it is almost impossible to haul heavy loads over them, and they say that unless the road can be put in passible shape they will have to favor the opening of a station on the rail road five or six miles north of Prince ton. In a new county like Mille Lacs, and which in so many places is being settled up rapidly, road and bridge funds are not always ample to meet the demads for road improvement and con struction. A few hundred dollars does not go far in a township and the county has a hundred and one places for its money. It would seem, however, that in a case like this, so near Princeton, and where the village has paid many thousands of dollars into the county road and bridge fund, that the county should make a reasonable appropria tion for a road improvement of this character. But laying aside all local considerations, as a matter of fairness and justice to so many farmers who are affected, it would seem that the county should help to its fullest extent in a road improvement of this character. It is a case where all should get together and do something. There is no question but what the business men of Princeton would do their share to ward contributing to the improvement fund, and if the county and the town ship can get together in the matter and figure out the cost, all hands can turn in and put the road in passable shape. The UNI ON understands that Mr. Ellenbaum, chairman of the Princeton town board says with what assistance the farmers will give in the way of work, that $500 wiiF suffice to make the needed improvements. The matter is one that calls for ear nest consideration by all ""interests affected. A highway that has been opened and that is left in such shape that a farmer cannot use it "for heavy hauling, is a shame and a disgrace to any community. Here is a road over which thousands of dollars worth of farm products are hauled every year, and within almost a stone's throw to the farmers' market, but because of two or three bad hills the road for through travel for the farmers from Princeton to the -country north for many miles is almost useless. There is no excuse why a road traveled as this road is should remain in such shape.