Newspaper Page Text
Is W. P. CHASE, flanager. t&ra* CITIZENS STATE BANK. (INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, fllNNESOTA. Paid Up Capital Surplus, BANK O PRINCETON. J. J. SKAHEN. Cashier and Manager. Does a General Banking Business. 2 Collecting and Farm and 2 Insurance. Village Loans. ^IMfc*********************** Railroad Lands Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by The Great Northern and St. Paul & Railroaany Companies. ForDututh Maps, Prices, and other information, write to M. S. RUTHERFORD, S 2? La/icf Agent. Princeton, Minn. 0 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, H. NEWBERT, Proprietor. PRINCETON, MINNESOTA '^vlSte-* AM *+t $30,000 5,000 A General Banking Business Transacted. Loans Made on Approved Se curity Interest Paid on Time De posits Foreign and Domestic Ex change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres. T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres. O. A. EATON, Cashier. PRINCETON. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1*00 per Year. PfllNCETON, MILLE LAC S COUNTY jftpKESOTA, THURSDAY, MARC 13, 1902. NEW i SPRING GOODS: Choice patterns in Prints, Percales and Ginghams Very pretty designs and goods of the best wearing quality. Gents Hats New stock, latest styles. Stylish and Up-to-Date. Our Grocery Department Includes a fine line, both staple and fancy. Look over our stock. John N. Berg. Princeton, Minn. 4' 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 WTNIFBED VAN LOON, Superintendent "XT Do not Forget that 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 Here is the place to get the best goods for the least money, as it has always been at The New Store on the old corner. I Dr. C. F. Walker's Dental Parlors 1 now located in the I Oddfellow's new building, where Dr. Walker will attend to his Princeton appointments from the 1st to 20th of each month. In Cambridge 21st to 38th of each month, office over Qouldberg & Anderson's store. iVfCE OFTHEPEOPLEJohHerou The|AnnuaI Town and Village Elect- ions In Mille Lacs County and Neighboring Towns. Contests Here and There to mpart a Little Excitement To the Local Fights. Tlfis has been town meeting week Thef(t own meetings are the political clearing houses, and afford a most excellent opportunity for the rural citi zens to meet and exchange the season's greetings. As a rule the greetings are friendly, but now and then there will be that "I don't like-you-any-more" expression on the face of some, but thiB is human nature. As a rule the sound ing %f grinding is not low on town meeting day, for there is quite apt to even be considerable grinding of political was laid up at home f PRINCETON. Tfie election in the town of Prince ton was quiet and passed off without the excitement that usually marks an election day. The blanket ticket was the only ticket in the field. There was a little contest for the supervisors with Wm. Hoeft, Floyd Hatcher and Wm. Schmidt sparring for honors. There was also a little contest for clerk be tween E. A. Briggs and Ernest H. Sell horn, and also between Louis Rust and ChaS. Berry for assessor, but there was no bitterness in any of the quiet con tests. The election resulted as follows: Su pervisors: August Meyer, chairman, Wni. Hoeft and Floyd Hatcher clerk, Ernest H. Sellhorn treasurer, Wm. Klingbeil assessor, Louis Rust. At the business meeting immediately after dinner there was a very fair at tendance of farmers and there was no little interest taken in the election of some of the road overseers. In district Noji %itzJCunkie and Jas. Chisholm werelaominated, the latter being the choice of the farmers* of thai ctiltriet. In No. 2 Wm. Gerth and Albert Har mon were nominated, Gerth being elected. Wm. Thoma was chosen for No 3, Caleb Pinkham for No. 4, Fred Reem for No. 5, Wm. Schmidt for No. 6, Gottleib Krumseig for No. 7, Jas. Wolf for No. 8, John Foot for No 9 and Geo. Schmidt for No. 10. The matter of electing poundmascers came up and there seemed to be a difference of opinion as to the best way of choos ing these very important officials and it was the bright idea of one of the farmers present to let the supervisors act as poundmastars, and the meeting agreed to this* solution of the matter. The places for posting notices in the town were agreed on as follows: On the Germany road, the Boyn road near the Varney farm, the Sadley road op posite the Cater farm. In addition to the present guide posts and those rec ommended by the board, the meeting decided to place guide posts on the southeast corner of section 14, also one at the center quarter post of section 22 and one at southeast corner of section 26. Town Clerk Sellhorn read his anjustice, nual report which was adopted. The report of the condition of the town and road and bridge fund was as follows: In the road and bridge fund on March 5,1901, there was a balance of $5.77, and the money received from the county treasurer during the year amounted to $1,887.19. The orders cancelled in this fund amounted to $1,691.78, and there was loaned to town fund the sum of $200.48, leaving a bal ance on hand of 70 cents. In the town fund there was the sum of $704.23 ex- received from the road and bridge fund, the balance on hand in this fun amounting to 5 cents. The total in debtedness of the town at the present received frnm IVIA r-naA orA ,S% Jackson, Nils Johnson clerk, J. B. treasurer, N. M. Peterson assessor, Chas. E. Newberg -justices of the peace, Geo. Schweinfurth, one year, and A. J. Poole, two years: con stable, Oscar Olson. Road overseers: District No. 1, W. Larson No. 2, E. Lindberg No. 3, Olof Ross No. 4, F. Samuelson No. 5, A. P. Lindstrom. Tax voted, $350. No. of votes cast 123. GREENBDSH. There was quite a little sparring for honors out in Greenbush, F. G. Foltz and Nels Robideau runmn% for chair man in a rather interesting race, but Foltz won out by ten votes with four votes scattering. Foltz received 3 votes and Robideau 53. There were four candidates for supervisors, E. P. Grow, A. C. Vernon, Frank Bemis and Frank Erickson being in the field. Vernon and Erickson were the success ful candidates. Then, too, it seems that the people of Greenbush did not spar_ their old town clerk, who with smallpox, tax. iip knives and axes, and many a man is and R. A Ross was elected as Slater's assessor, Lewis Erickson jusuces 01 made to^turn the grindstone that puts successor, Slater receiving 56 and Ross the peace, H. F. Packard and Ole Pe- i**, *H v,- *u_* .._ 63 votes. There was some little feel ing developed along geographical The town meetings in MHle Lacs lines, the Ross element representing county and adjoining towns were, as a rule^met and marked only by com mon routine and incident. faction that wanted some of the official honors to be distributed to the other end of the town, and this feeling prevailed. There was some feeling at the election over the smallpox matter and that has created some friction in certain circles in Greenbush and it showed itself in a mild form during the day. The ticket elected is as follows: Supervisors: F. C. Foltz, chairman, A. C. Vernon, Frank Erickson clerk, R. A. Ross treasurer F. S. Walker as sessor, C. C. Ross justice of tte peace, R. S. Shaw constable, John H. Grow. The town voted the sum of $900 taxes, of which $700 is for roads and bridges, it being the opinion of the town that this money can be well invested in the improvement of the highways. Owing to the illness of Town Clerk Slater his brother, Clinton Slater acted as chair man. BOGUS BROOK. Supervisors: J. L. Mourning, chair man, W. E. Jones and C. Halvorson clerk, H. E. Gustafson assessor, M. C. Thoring treasurer, A. J. Franzen justice of the peace, M. Thoring constables, Gideon Wicklund and Rein faold-Jopp. Road ovecseerfi: Firstdis-J'^il" M* OB. Miller l^^lSt^^'^^^^ sen third, Hans Christofferson fourth, A. J. Franzen fifth, Axel Bragge sixth, August Olson seventh, Erick Anderson. There were sixty-nine votes cast. The town voted to raise revenue and $500 road and bridge THE MILACA MILL. The election in the village of Milaca was a warm number from all accounts. Matters have been gradually reaching a climax in that quiet and peaceful village, and the fire works were set off last Tuesday with some fine set pieces and a few nigger chasers on the side. There were two tickets in the field, one headed by A. C. Wilkes and theamendments, other by Dr. Bacon. The latter ticket was defeated by fifteen votes, after a spirited contest The trustees elected were E. I. Davis, N. N. Nelson and C. E. Erickson. Geo. McClure was elect ed recorder and M. I. Clark treasurer. MILO. Supervisors: Frank Salee, chair man, N. E. Anderson, Eugene Bemis clerk, R. N. Atkinson treasurer, H. P. Stanchfield assessor, John Pitmon John Peterson. VILLAGE OP PORESTON. President, Geo. H. Deans trustees, H. W. Towle, M. Penney, Wm. Wald hoff recorder, J. M. Neuman treas urer, John Norgren assessor, A. E. Winans justice, T. D. Kerrick con stable, Wm. Buisman. Total votes cast 50. ISLE HARBOR. Supervisors: O. J. Bergman, chair man, J. G. Grant, E. Michaelson clerk, O. A. Haggberg treasurer, Sam. Matt son assessor J. Haggberg justices of peoae aSES'iTS^ *-Se- TSTu ?the SLTSeestat is constables, Chas. Luce, N. Nasw Road overseers: P. Haggberg, first district Perry Pearson, second dis trict time amounts in orders outstanding to $3,075.59, of which $655.87 belong to the town fund and $2,419.72 to the road and bridge fund. There was a reduc tion in the debt of the town during the past year of $1,026. The labor assessed for the year amounted to 382 days, of which 340 days of actual work were performed. The meeting decided to raise a tax of $700 for current expenses and $1,600 for road and bridge fund. The report of the stewardship of the old board was the subject of favorable comment and those present pronounced themselves as well satisfied with the very creditable showing made for the sessor, Chas. Campbell year. BOBGHOLM. BLUE HILL. assessor, M. Hartman Camp restrain cattle. VOLUM E XXVI. NO. 13. bridge and $260 for revenue, the bal ance being for railroad bonds and poor. SANTIAGO. There was a lively. fightin the town of Santiago and there was a tie be tween Gard and Nelson for supervisors while S. T. Packard defeated Jellison by only one vote for clerk. Chas. Patsold was re-elected chairman by a margin of 12 votes. Jens P. Larson was elected supervisor by the narrow margin of one vote. Godfrey Wick strom was elected treasurer and T. J. Mayberg assessor. LIVONIA Supervisors: L. D. Carter, chair man, A. J. Craig, Anton Hanson clerk, Chas. E. Swanson treasurer, Harry English assessor, Werton K. Iliff jus tices of the peace, Geo. T. James, Jas. Foley constables, A. W. Nyberg, Geo. L. Bowkes. WYANETT. Supervisors: H. J. Lowell, chairman, Edward Hall, John Lindberg clerk, J. O Krave treasurer Joh D. Oleson justices of u^ ^v treasurer, uonn terson constables, John Cameron and A. M. Jones. The ticket was elected with practically no opposition. The only question on which there was any division of sentiment was on that of securing a road grader. The majority concluded that they needed more wheel scrapers and a little more exercise with grub hoes and axes. SPENCER BROOK. Supervisors: F. W. Goodwin, chair man, J. H. Chapman, Louis Blomquist clerk, G. C. Smith treasurer, J. F. Whiting assessor, I. F. Walker jus tices of the peace, G. C. Smith and W. A. Smith constable, S. D. McKenney. CAMBRIDGE GOES WET. The village of Cambridge had an exciting election this year with the license question the main issue. Last year Cambridge voted for license by the narrow margin of one vote, and the council fixed the license at $1,000 and granted licenses to two saloons. There wa3 much opposition to the sa loons and the temperance element made a hard fight to defeat license this year, but it carried last Tuesday by five votes, which does not indicate that the license question has gained much ia popularity in Cambridger the past year. Th"e nA chris. Hanson, third district The town voted against herd law and also against telephone bonds. A tax of $220.84 was voted. Supervisors: M. Kaliher, chairman Tarkel Johnson, Wm. Marsh clerk, jgMun.ur did.. Bills T. E. Brown treasurer, John Kaliher Mattson constable, The town voted to assessor M*tiL, ^JT^!!' BALDWIN. Supervisors: Wm. Hiland, chairman, Lambert Hatch, Ed Pierson clerk, L. Berry treasurer, Chas. Judkins! as- justiceof the peace, Chas. Judkins constable, C. Pierson. The town voted a tax Supervisors: Carl Ekman, chairman, 81,125, of which $47518 for .road and iSSS^i^^S 1 old counci11 was re-elected wa 0 T* Erickson county superintendent of schools, Mr. Sohlberg being elected in his stead. WILL E APPKOYED. The Work of the Legislature Beneficial to the State. State Auditor R. C. Dunn is well sat isfied with the work of the special ses sion of the legislature. He believes it will be approved^ by the people. In deed, the legislature followed almost without deviation the course advocated by Mr. Dunn when he appeared before the tax committee, and advised the legislature to pass the provisions of the tax code relating to the collection of real estate taxes, and constitutional and then adjourn. "I believe the people of the State as a whole are well satisfied with the work of the legislature," said Mr. Dunn, "even more so than if the tax code had been passed. The legislature did the State no harm. It did much that will be beneficial. "The Republican party was not in jured by the session. There is nothing it will have to defend in the next cam paign. If the tax code had been passed, the party would have had to wear 'sack cloth and ashes.' "The tax commission's code was good, on the whole, but it contains some drastic features. After the peo ple had become more conversant with the code, I do not believe there would have been so much opposition. They were more scared, than hurt. "The educational value of the ses sion cannot be overestimated, both for the members and for the people. If the constitutional amendments are adopted there is no reason why the next legislature can't Tiass a good tax law. ''Th adoption of real .,v. TXT P"raagooodm very much. We wiln now have lawn relating to the collection of real estate taxes. "The session made oneblunder,a very serious blunder, when it did not pro vide for the publication and distribu tion of the laws of the session. I am talking now from the standpoint of the citizens, not *B a newspaper man. It would have been $25,000Peo J**^ -it /,& b&fc Th should welll spent, to provide for the generale distribution of the laws. Theh have aright to knoew whatfthe legislature th apeople Pua88 wer constitutional amend- ments, and the new real estate tax law should be understood by every voter in the State, and the easiest way to the reach them is by distribution of laws through the newspapers. "This is the one serious blunder made by the legislature. The session is worth much more than it cost, and the people in my judgment, will be well satisfied with the work. "Although I have been severely crit icised, I cherish no resentment toward any membeSr of^ eitherS branch of the "Si?