CITIZENS STATE BANK.
(INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, fllNNESOTA.
W. P. CHASE,
Paid Up Capital
I BAN E O PRINCETON
"J SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. &
Railroad Lands i
m/ Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at
Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
ifi The Great Northern and
6? St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies.
m7 For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
7 write to
M. S. RUTHERFORD,
2j Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
When you are in the market for
5 See our Hardwood Dining
Chairs with braced high
$ backs and carved, set for..
I Furniture and Stoves
Come in and see us, no trouble to show goods. We have got
the largest stock in town and will not be undersold by our com-
petitors. We want your trade and will save you money on
Extention Table for
Get our new prices on beds, springs, and mattresses, they are
$ money savers.
Evens Hardware Co.
(Formerly known as Princeton Hardware Co.)
Foley Bean Lumber
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com*
plete Stock of Building Material.
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Pa-.d on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
Q. A. EATON, Cashier.
Doe a Genera Bankin Business $
2 Collecting and Farm and
2 Insurance. Village Loans.
B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Xear. PRINCETON, HILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THUBSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1902.
They are good
opens with some
special bargains in
Crockeryware Fancy Dishes, Etc.
A complete line of
Just the thing for these cold
days. We are having a great
sale on these goods.
Complete stock of fresh
and up-to date
Farm produce bought at
highest market prices.
John N. Berg,j
R. D. BYER5
keeps a good line of up-to date goods
and when you want anything in the
dry goods grocery or shoe line call
and see him before you buy It
no trouble to show goods even if you
do not wish to buy now, and we are
constantly getting in new goods
which you ought to see
is the place to get the best goods for
been at **&$***'
The New Store
on the old corner.
O.*. BUCK O. J. CRAVENS
BUCK A. CRAVENS,
All kinds of Blacksmithing neatly
and promptly done. We make a
First streei Piuni.
I Dr. C. F. Walker's
I now located
I where I
I Dr. Walker
I will attend
I to his
I from the
1st to 20th
I of each
A a 1st to a8th
of each month,
NEW RURAL ROUTE.
Fr|e Rural Delivery Route No. 3 to
*Open Saturday With Al Gilt-
ner as Carrier.
Application to be Filed for a Route
to Run Out East of Town and
Around Green Lake.
the|8outh shore of the same to the Elk
Riser road which it follows north
thejMike Healy place,N ate which point
T?he territory tributary to Princeton
is becoming well routed with free rural
service. Had the Estes Brook route
beeji in better shape for roads there
would be a service opened to supply
6 section^ this spring, but there is
ojjSSfthing youf Uncle Samuel Insists
on and that is reasonably good roads
for rural mail service. He thinks that
if he can guarantee the farmers good
mail service they should guarantee his
mail carriers good roads, and in this
he is right.
An application for a free rural route
east from Princeton out around Green
lake will soon be forwarded to the de
partment. This route will go directly
east to Green lake and along the north
shore to Spectacle lake, thence south
one mile on the east side of Spectacle
lake, thence southwest to the creek or
outlet of Green lake, thence northwest
to Green lake, thence south one mile
and into Princeton over the main trav
eled road. The route may require a
few changes in route No. 2 and the two
routes will be so arranged as to. give
the territory east of Princeton the best
kind of service.
Postmaster Cordiner has taken con
siderable interest in the free rural
delivery routes which he thinks area
great help both to the farming and
business community, and he has given
those interested in establishing rural
routes all the assistance and informa
COLONIZATION OF NORTHERN MINN.
Interesting Data Gleaned from Records
of Duluth Land Office1,336,309 Acres
"tangled wilderness" of Northern Min-
that feeling into one of optimism.
Rree rural delivery route No. 3 will
open Saturday, at which time Al Gilt- .__ __o
ner as carrier will make his initial trip Rainy Lake River road next summer
ovefr the route and patrons along the
same will be seryed with their mail
daily in the future. The route was
outlined in the UNION some time ago.
It takes a southwesterly course from
Princeton over the old State road,
ppssirig the Brown school and contin
ues on to the Galbraith school-house,
at which point it goes south into Or
rock and east along the north shore of roller mill at
Lake Josephine, thence north a short Hennepin county
and will organ
distance and east to Elk lake, skirting
government under the timber and
stone act, and the great bulk of it is in
the two counties of Itasca and St.
Of the total of 326,309 acres taken.
field for landseekers. Beltrami county,
of which Crookston is the land office
has been-more in advance of its eastern
is being settled eastward. Western
Beltrami is far more advanced agri
culturally than its eastern portion
If anyone is inclined to be skeptical Both companies are Little Falls cor
as to the ultimate settlement of the porations and are organized for the
purpose of supplying light, heat and
nesota, a glance at the records of the power and the construction of city and
United States land office at Duluth for country electric railways. The rail-
ten months of last year may transmute way company according to its articles
of incorporation can build and operate
This district comprises the counties electric railways in the city of Little
of St. Louis, Itasca, Cook, Lake, Carl- Falls and also construct a line to the
ton and a small part of Aitkin, and in eastern limit and southwesterly limit
the period between Jan. 1 and Nov. 1, of Morrison county. The capital stock
1,326,309 acres were taken through of the heat, light and power company
homestead rights or purchased of the is $50,000 and of the railway company
i Good Roads-.
The subject of good roads^s beitig
discussed and talked about quite gen
erally throughout the entire country.
71,621.56 were timber and stone entries In the last four years New York state
or commuted homesteads. It is fair to has appropriated $670,000 for good
assume that practically all of that was roads to -meet an equal sum provided
taken for"timber alone. by the various counties. Gov. tdel in
The building of two great railroad his message calls attention to the fact
lines has^nade Itasca county an eager that the careful maintenance of a good
road when built is an essential part of
the business. Minnesota has already
given attention to her roads, but a
neighbor, being more accessible. It is systematic plan for the permanent im-
a known fact that Northern Minnesota provementof the public thoroughfares
should be devised and followed out.
Older eastern states have meritorious
plans and our State will do well to pat-
But the homesteads' have been so #ett tern alter them.Wisdom Reporter.
picked over that to-day there is no
great number left south of the Red
Along the Minnesota & International
railroad in this county but few scat
tered homesteads are left for entry.
The road pursues a northeasterly di
rection, and most of the land has been
taken up along its survey clear to the
Canadian boundary. A great deal is
taken for its timber, but there is also a
great many settlers who are building
permanent homes and starting new
The continuation of the Virginia &
will doubtless have a somewhat similar
effect in Northern St. Louis county,
and there may be the usual rush for
Princeton Millers Bay a Mill.
Joseph Craig and J. P. Zimmerman
of the Princeton Roller Mill Co., and
Geo. Dielman, brother-in-law of J. P.
Zimmerman, have purchased a
Long Lake, in
and thence north a mile and a half, at
which point it takes ths main road
int6 Princeton. The original inten
tion was to take in the Blue Hill post
offiee but it made the route too long.
As It is now mapped out it is twenty
five miles long and makes quite a model
route. The roads are for the most
part in very good condition. Carrier
Giltner will start out with a full equip
ment of blanks for the purpose of tak
ing money orders and for handling
registry business. He will also carry
a supply of stamps Farmers along
the new route have been well canvassed
by the daily newspaper solicitors and
who have equipped them with mail
bo^es and a paper, and with his let
ter!, papers and the endless chain of
circulars, etc the farmer along route
No! 3 will have all the reading he
wants from day to day.
a company to be known as the
Z. Milling Co.,nwhich will oper
atw the mill The mill is practically
ago,. but has not bee operated much
and "was "bunt only three years
It is a three story mill and fully
equipped for doing a good milling
business. The deal was consummated
this week and yesterday Messrs. Craig
and Dielman, and Chas. Carlson who
has been with the Princeton roller
mill for some time, went down to Long
Lake to take charge of the property
and place it in shape for operating
Mr. Dielman will look after the busi
ness management of the mill while Mr.
Carlson, who is an experienced miller,
will be head miller. While the new
company will be entirely independent
of the Princeton Roller Mill Co the
two mills will be operated under a
joint business management and the
Long Lake mill will be in one sense an
auxiliary to the Princeton mill whose
business has been growing at a very
rapid rate the last few years, and un
der the new arrangement the company
will be able to better handle its in
creasing trade. Mr. Craig has made
the Princeton milt one of the best
roller mills in the northwest and its
flour and milling products rank up to
a very high standard. He will give
the LD~4) Lakejtgill much of hie per
sonal supervision and place it on a par
with the Princeton mill. The Long
Lake mill has a capacity of seventy
five barrels of flour per day.
St. Cloud Normal Improvements.
Clarence G. Johnston, architect for
the board of control, was in the city
to-day to take up the matter of
building the addition to the main
building of the St. Cloud normal school
Senator Brower secured an appropria
tion from the legislature for this pur
pose of $30,000. The plans were pre
pared two years ago and have the, ap
proval of the building committee of
the normal board.
The addition is to the main building,
which will be brought out in front
some forty or fifty feet, anew roof will
be put on the entire main building,
and when completed will be a very
handsome building, and a great^ im
provement as a school building.
Mr. Johnston drove to the reforma
tory to consult with Superintendent
Randall about some repairs to that in
stitution, and returned to St. Paul this
afternoon.St. Cloud Journal Press,
Little Falls Corporations.
The Morrison County Electric Light,
Heat and Power Co., and the Minne
sota Midland Electric Railway Co.
have filed articles of incorporation
TOLUME XXTI. KO. 7.
A SUIT FOR $30,000.
Andrew Larson of Ogilvie Brings a
Suit Against Matthias Jost of
flankato for $30,000.
Larson Claims He Was Imprisoned
Without Just Cause and Claims
Attorneys A. E. ClaTk of Mankato,
and Lewis C. Gjertsen of Minneapolis,
have been in Princeton the past week
taking depositions in an action com
menced by Andrew Larson of Ogilvie
against Matthias Jost of Mankato for
$30,000 damages for false imprison
ment. Last May Jost had Larson and
another man by the name of Andrew
Bodin arrested on the charge of hav
ing stolen 100,000 feet of timber off of
the plaintiffs land situate in sections
39-26 and 40-26, the land being near
Page, where at the time the defend
ants had been running a small saw
mill. Larson and Bodin were brought
before Justice Dickey at the time and
they waived examination and were
held to the grand jury. Subsequently
they were released on bail, and when
the grand ]ury met last September the
matter was given a full investigation
and the defendants were discharged,
as no indictment was found against
them. Lewis Gjertsen appeared at
the time in the interests of Larson and
Larson claims that his feelings and
reputation has been damaged to the
extent of $30,000 and has placed the
matter in the hands of Gjertsen who
has commenced an action. Jost denies
each and every allegation and the re
sult is that Mr. Clark as attorney for
Jost and Mr. Gjertsen as attorney for
Larson have been hustling for deposi
tions and evidence in the case. They
were looking over the records in the
justice court and examined Mr. Dickey
before whom the examination was
conducted. County Attorney Ross was
also examined as to Mr. Jost's appear
ance before the grand jury and on
other matters connected with the case.
Mr. Jost is a resident of Mankato
where he has resided tor a long time,
and has extensive interests. He owns
it lot of land'In township59-26.~ O
The citizens of Princeton will be giv
en an opportunity for the first time on
Saturday evening next (Feb. 1st) at
opera house of witnessing the entire
funeral of our late president. You will
see the funeral from the time it leaves
the Millburn house, Buffalo, until it
arrives at the cemetery at Canton, thus
witnessing the greatest funeral ever
known in the world. Don't miss seeing
those pictures, as this is the only ma
chine on the road that has got the
president's funeral. There are two
hundred other very interesting pic
tures that will also be shown. Tickets
on sale at the usual place.
This is what the St. Cloud Journal
Press says about the entertainment:
"Balan's Biascope entertainment at
the Davidson Saturday evening gave
the very best satisfaction. Many who
attended the performance the evening
before were present at the second
entertainment, which is a good enter
tainment. The many pictures were the
best ever seen at the Davidson, those
of the McKinley funeral being very
clear and distinct, conveying an excel
lent idea, true in every detail, of the
most important funeral ever held in
America. The theater would have
been crowded had it not been for the
storm which prevailed. The attrac
tion is a good one and worthy of liberal
K. P. Field Day at Princeton.
Mille Lacs Company No. 3, Uniform
Rank, K. P., will have a chance to be
host to the first battalion of the first
regiment of the Uniform Rank at the
battalion field day and inspection
which is to be held the first week in
June at some place in the State. The
battalion intends to go outside the
cities this year and it is thought that
if the business men of Princeton will
take hold and help entertain the guests
an invitation will he extended the
members of the first battalion. With
the Princeton company the battalion
consists of three Minneapolis compan
ies, and they would be accompanied by
the St. Paul company that goes to San
Francisco next summer to attend the
competitive drilL The field day ex-"
ercises and inspection would be at
tended by over 300people, mostly uni
formed K. P's who would come on'
special train and remain during the
day. The local K. P's would be ex
pected to entertain the guests while
here, and it would seem that the event
is well worth securing for Princeton.
It would bring a large crowd to the
place and be one of the gala days of
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