OCR Interpretation

The Princeton union. [volume] (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, February 20, 1902, Image 1

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016758/1902-02-20/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

1 4
Paid Up Capital
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
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn. S
Foley Bean Lumber
Manufacturers and
Wholesale Dealers In
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 Paid on Time De
"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 $1.00 per Year. PKINCETON, MULE J.ACS COUNTY, MlgPESOTA, THUBSPAY^FEBBUABY 20, 1902.
H. NEWBERT, Proprietor.,...
New Year
4 ii/-*?
opens with some
special bargains in j &
Fancy Dishes, Etc.
A complete line of
He Ok
Just the thing for these cold
days. We are having a great
sale on these goods.
Complete stock of fresh
and up-to date
Farm produce bought at
highest market prices.
John N. Berg.
Princeton, Minn.
Centrally located Apartments light, well
heated and ventilated Trained nurses in at
tendance Operating room fitted with all mo
dern essentials for up-to-date surgery An in
stitution fully equipped with every appliance
and convenience for the care and treatment of
the Invalid and the Sick, as Electrical Appara
tus, Medical Baths, Massage, Swedish Move
ment, etc
Contagious diseases not admitted Charges
reasonable and according to needs of patient
Physician and Surgeon-in-Chief
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Miss WINIFR ED VA LOON, Superintendent
Do not
keeps a good line of up-to date goods
and when you want anything in the
dry goods grocery or shoe line call
and see him before you buy It
no trouble to show goods even if you
do not wish to buy now, and we are
constantly getting in new goods
which you ought to see
I Here
is the place to get the best goods for
A. the least money, as it has always
4. been at
The New Store
on the old corner.
Dr. C. F. Walker's
1 Dental Parlors
I now located
in the
new building,
Dr. Walker
will attend
to his
from the
ist to 20th
of each
In Cambridge
-2 ist to 28th
of each month,
office over
Qouldberg &
store. r. HZ ?**$%%
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
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.
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-
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
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.
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
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
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
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

xml | txt