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i I 1 4 A W. P. CHASE, fianager. f%-^%^%^^%%#^^ CITIZENS STATE BAI^K: (INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, fllNNESOTA. Paid Up Capital Surplus, Collecting and Farm and Insurance. Village Loans. 8 Railroad Lands 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. For Maps, Prices, and any other information, write to M. S. RUTHERFORD, Land Agent. Princeton, Minn. S 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. THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL, $30,000 5,000 A General Banking Business Transacted Loans Made on Approved Se curity Interest Paid on Time De posits Foreign BANK O PRINCETON. I "J J- J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. 5 Doe a Genera Banking Business. and Domestic Ex change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres. T. H.~CALEY, Vice Pres. Q. A. EATON, Cashier. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year. PKINCETON, MULE J.ACS COUNTY, MlgPESOTA, THUBSPAY^FEBBUABY 20, 1902. Th i PRINCETON. H. NEWBERT, Proprietor.,... PRINCETON. _-, i.f Jtt MINNESOTA New Year 4 ii/-*? opens with some special bargains in j & Crockeryware y~*~ Fancy Dishes, Etc. A complete line of He Ok Comfortable Footwear. Just the thing for these cold days. We are having a great sale on these goods. Complete stock of fresh and up-to date Groceries. Farm produce bought at highest market prices. John N. Berg. Princeton, Minn. NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL PRINCETON, MINN 'Phone 63 Centrally located Apartments light, well heated and ventilated Trained nurses in at tendance Operating room fitted with all mo dern essentials for up-to-date surgery An in stitution fully equipped with every appliance and convenience for the care and treatment of the Invalid and the Sick, as Electrical Appara tus, Medical Baths, Massage, Swedish Move ment, etc Contagious diseases not admitted Charges reasonable and according to needs of patient HENRY C. COONEY, M. D. Physician and Surgeon-in-Chief A. G. ALDRICH, M. D. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Miss WINIFR ED VA LOON, Superintendent Do not Forgetfthat R. D. BYERS keeps a good line of up-to date goods and when you want anything in the dry goods grocery or shoe line call and see him before you buy It Is no trouble to show goods even if you do not wish to buy now, and we are constantly getting in new goods which you ought to see I Here is the place to get the best goods for A. the least money, as it has always 4. been at The New Store on the old corner. Dr. C. F. Walker's 1 Dental Parlors I now located in the Oddfellow's new building, where Dr. Walker will attend to his Princeton appointments from the ist to 20th of each month. In Cambridge -2 ist to 28th of each month, office over Qouldberg & Anderson's store. r. HZ ?**$%% '*A Zifi FOIRE'S WILD RIDE fie Death of Moses DuFoire Recalls Exciting Trip from Mille Lacs "l "With Qun Powder. In the Face of an Indian Uprising He Brings a Lot of Powder to Princeton in 1862. Closes DuFoire, who in early days was known as "Tom Hill," died at his home in Livonia on Monday of tbis week of cancer from which he had suf fered for along time, the disease hav ing so badly disfigured hia face and he$d that his friends could scarcely recognize him. DuFoire was buried yesterday from the Catholic church inJRrinceton, Father Levings officiat ing. The interment was at the Oakgers Knoll cemetery. %iFoire was a French Canadian who for^ many years lived around Mille Lacs lake, -and at the breaking out of the Indian troubles in Minnesota he was workingr for m. Stevens at the old trading post which was located near where Cundy & McClure's store now stands at Onamta. When matters loosed threatening among the Chip pewas there was much excitement on the part of the settlers north of Min neapolis and St. Paul, and especially here in Princeton there was much alarm lest the Cbippewas would take up&rms with the Sioux and lay waste thS whole country. During the sum mer of 1862 there was stored at the trading post at Mille Lacs lake a large amount of lead and powder and it was feafed that the Cbippewas if they de cided to go on the war path would take possession of the powder and lead. It was decided to remove the same from thtfiake and one day Gov. Ramsey sent an order to Capt. Cady at Anoka to send a messenger to Stevens to remove the,powder and lead. On receipt of the message Cady at once dispatched a messenger to Princeton with orders to communicate with Jos. Cater, at tha| time chairman of the board of county commissioners. Mr. Cater realizing the seriousness of the situa tion, at once pressed into service an o3dJJQrsje^ behmgin^tb Joha ^Uer^ then & member of theTlegislature,"ana" the other ho^se was secured from Elder Gilbert Hank Pembleton and Fred Fogg took the horses and with an old wagon started for the post at the lake. They arrived there and delivered their message to Stevens, but it seems returned forthwith for Princeton, not waiting for further or ders. The lead was taken and buried in the lake near the post and right here is where DuFoire figured in a very conspicuous manner. He took a pair of mules and with a lumber wagon started with a dozen or more kegs of powder for Princeton. At this partic ular time the representatives of the Cbippewas and Sioux were in confer ence over on the Mississippi river and the white people were fearful of the results. DuFoire was well known to the Indians around the lake, who knew he was starting away with the ammunition, and they followed him as far as the Mike Drew place which he reached by evening, and were he camped. The next morning he started for Princeton and reached here in the evening. The powder was taken and buried in David Goulding's garden which was located south of the electric light plant. DuFoire at once started back to the lake, and was never harmed by the Indians, but his deed was a daring one nevertheless, and very few cared to make a trip of that kind at that time. With the- large amount of ammunition out of reach of the Indians the settlers felt a little easier. At the time D. M. Clough was gov ernor DuFoire secured affidavits from Cater and others who knew about the trip he made and his valuable services to thevsettlers, and an effort was made to have the legislature make an ap propriation for his benefit but the mat ter was never pressed and nothing came of it. Those who knew DuFoire think as a matter of justice the State should have paid him something for his brave service in the trying times of war days. N1SWS OF THE WRECKED BOAT. Particulars of the Wrecking of the Boat on Which E. A. Gates and C. C. How ard Were En Route to Alaska. Particulars of the disaster to the steamer Bertha on which were E. A. Gates and Chas. C. Howard en route to Alaska, have been received in Prince ton in the shape of letters and Seattle papers. Mrs. A. F. Howard has rewith ceived particulars from herson Charles while Mr. McClellan received informa tion from the boys and also from Stephen Birch, a New York mining 1 engineer, mho is interested in the cop- per mines in the Copper River country. From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer of Feb. 12th we learn that the^oat struck a rocky point in Fitzhugh sound, a short distance north of Queen Char lotte sound at 12 20 on Sunday'morn ing, Feb. 9th. The vessel went ashore at Kwakume Point, a desolate spot on the English shore. It left Seattle on the 7th and had been out less than two days when it was wrecked on the rocks. Captain Johansen had left the bridge and was relieved from his watch by Pilot Smith and Second Officer A. An derson. The pilot went below to get a lunch and had no sooner left his sta tion than the gong sounded in the en gine room and an instant the ship was bn the rocks. The vessel was jammed hard against the rocks which stood several feet above her decks and a flying bridge was constructed from the ship to the shore, and the passen and baggage were all landed in safety. The little company sought shelter by erecting improvised tents, but Sunday night it rained in torrents and everybody and everything was soaked. On Monday afternoon the steamer Cottage City was coming down the channel after a stormy voyage from Alaska and it picked up the passengers and took them back to Seattle, where new supplies were bought and theand party once more started for their des tination aboard the Nome City. C. C. Howard thus relates his experi. ence to a reporter for the Seattle Post Intelligencer: "We were awakened by the crash shortly after twelve o'clock. Nearly all the passengers were asleep at the time, but while of course there was some excitement everyone be haved with praiseworthy coolness. We went out on the deck. The night was clear and the stars were shining. We could see the shore of the main land a short distance away. Planks were at once run out on the decks and over these we passed in safety to the shore. The officers and the crew be haved well. We waited until we had collected our baggage and then made the land. "The first night on land no oneintroduced thought of sleeping. The weather while unpleasant was not very cold. Canvas shelters were made for some. The male passengers passed the night however in carrying baggage ashore, as wVdid noknawshow^ad%tbff*fi? was injured or how long we would have to stay there. About half of us spent the following day on the Bertha, some eating on board while others took their meals on shore. "The second night nearly all refound mained on land. In the meantime the boat had been taken off the rock and steamed around to the cove where she was beached. The second night was cold and damp, but still no great hard ship was suffered We were out of our course at the time by about half a mile. We should have been to the north- east." They Owe the City of St. Cloud. Barney Vossberg, one of the audit ing committee engaged in checking up the city books, has returned to Foley, where he checked over the books of the Benton county auditor for the past six years in an effort to deter mine the amount due the city of St. Cloud from penalties and interest on delinquent taxes. He found that Ben ton county was indebted in the sum of $1,128. __ A week ago he checked up the books at Elk River in the Sherburne county auditor's office and found that $836 was due the city. At Foley he found some thing that will increase the indebted ness of Sherburn county and has gone to Elk River to make a second check ing. It will be seen from these figures that the city has a demand on Sher burne and Benton counties for about $1,865. This amount will be asked for by the proper authorities as soon as the amount is definitely settled and it is not believed that there will be any difficulty in making the collection. St. Cloud Daily Times. The dime social and Valentine party given by the ladies of the Eastern Star last Friday night brought together about 130 people who were finely en tertained throughout the evening by the ladies. The feature of the evening was the game of progressive stock exchange. There were about two dozen tables going during the evening and4he way in which the calls were made for "one, two and three of a kind," "one of a kind" and "two of a kind," etc., reminded one very much of being on the floor of the Chicago board of trade.f* The stocks played were railroad stocks and the. Great Northern Securities Co. was not in it the mergers that were made by the players. The ladies served a dainty lunch late in the evening and most of those who slept that night dreamed of railroad stocks the balance of the night. YGLUME XXTI. NO. 10. IS A DEEPJYSTERY. The Death of Erick Andrew Smith at Spencer Brook is Shrouded in Deep Mystery. ?i Analysis of the Stomach Shows Traces of StrychnineThe Question is Was he Poisoned? The discovery of the dead body of a man by the name of Andrew Smith, sometimes called Erick, in the manger of his barn near Spencer Brook on Tuesday of last week, has created some excitement and comment at the Brook. Smith, who lived about three miles south of the Brook, went out to the barn about two o'clock on the after noon of Tuesday of last week to look after his stock. He had eaten dinner with his family and appeared to be all right. He was seen by a neighbor about three o'clock who talked with Smith. Not returning to the house at four o'clock, Mrs. Smith went to the barn and found him sitting in the manger with his head resting against a board. He appeared to be asleep, his wife called to him but he did not reply. She then took hold of his hands and found they were cold and becoming alarmed she called some neighbors in. Smith was found to be dead. The coroner of Isanti county was no tified of the case by ex-County Com missioner Haldin of Isanti county on Wednesday and the coroner, Sheriff Gillespie, County Attorney Goodwin and Dr. Hixson went to the Smith farm and found the dead man lying fully dressed in the bed-room of his house. With the consent of the wife and brother of the dead man an autopsy was held on the body and the organs were found to be in a healthy condi tion. The stomach and brain were taken and sent to the city for analysis to determine whether any poison was into the system. Dr. Hixson assisted by Dr. Whiting of Spencer Brook, found all the organs of the man in a sound condition. When the heart was opened fresh blood spurted, out in a clear stream and no jcjots were discovered in it. The man, had without a doubt been physically" sound as any man could be. The stom ache was examined by the chemist at the laboratory of the State university and it is said that he reports having traces of the strychnine poison. Smith had a wife and three children, but it is said that be and his wife were not on the best of terms, and that divorce proceedings had been com menced by Mrs. Smith last spring. They lived in the same house and ate at the same table, but the marital re lationship had ceased On Monday the day before his death, Smith had sold some stock to F. C. Foltz and was to deliver the same in Princeton on Wed nesday. Foltz went down the latter part of the week and was surprised to learn that his man was dead and buried. After the finding of the body in the manger and when the authorities had reached the scene and there were questions asked, Mrs. Smith, it is said, told of seeing Smith take something from a yellow paper and swallow it, and she thought it was morphine. The death of the man was so mysteri ous seemingly that the authorities in tend to determine if possible what caused the man's death. It is said that when the authorities were on the premises the day following the death of Smith that a search was made around the barn for poison but nothing was found. The next day, however, a son of the dead man found a bottle of strychnine lying on the barn floor. Smith had intended to sell off some stock and leave his family. It is re ported that he and his wife had quar reled the day of his death. The officials of Isanti county will probe the affair to the core and try to ascertain if there was any foul play. Smith was 48 years of age and was six feet, four inches tall in his stocking feet. The Price of Potatoes. J^ The price of potatoes remains about the same. Triumphs are a depressing factor on the market. It is said that there are lots of Triumphs still in the hands of the farmers who refused to part with the stock when they could have sold the potatoes at 75 cents and better and they are now down to 40 and 45 cents with the best of prospects of getting down to at an even quarter. There is no longer any demand lor them for seed stock and they must go on the market with the rest of the potatoes, for regular consumption. There are about 3,000 bushels of pota toes coining in daily and there area good many still in farmers' cellars. ^*J*V aoW^t^f 3: 2!