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W. P. CHASE,
CITIZENS STATE BANK.
(INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, HINNESOTA.
Paid Up Capital
BANK OF PRINCETON,
For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
M. S. RUTHERFORD,
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r.
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. i
I Does a General Banking Business,
Collecting and Farm and
jg Insurance. Village Loans.
4 Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Opei
Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
The Great Northern and
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies.
Ope Lands, at
Princeton Mercantile Co.
Also do General Merchandise Business.
Postoffice Address, Brickton, Minn.
Foley Bean Lumber
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Corn
plete Stock of Building Material.
IE. HARK LIVE STOCK COnPANYl
AT PRINCETON ON THE FIRST SATURDAY
I OF EACH MONTH.
Fifty Good Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand.
$ Private Sales Daily.
Time Given on Approved Paper.
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E. MARK, Auctioneer, $
NEW SPRING GOODS.
Choice patterns in
Very pretty designs and goods
of the best wearing quality.
New stock, latest styles.
Stylish and Up-to-Date.
Includes a fine line, both staple
and fancy. Look over our stock.
John N. Berg.
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
Contagious diseases not admitted Charges
reasonable and according to needs of patient
HENRY C. COONEY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon-m-Chief
A. G. ALDRICH, M. D.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Miss WINIFRED AN LOON, Superintendent
Don't buy your spring and sum
mer goods, silks, shirt waists,
separate skirts, etc., until you
have examined our line.
Call and see our line of hats, i
f mackintoshes and rain coats.
Save Your Money
by buying dry goods, and gro
I R. D. BYERS.:
As I shall be away on my
annual vacation after my
this month, I will not be
at Princeton office until
after which time my dates
will be as heretofore.
Dr. C. F. Walker.
PKINCETON, MIL^i E LAC S COTJMTT MINNESOTA THTJBSPAY, MA 38, 1902.
Arrangements About Completed for
^the Fitting Observance of
Rev. Father Levings to Deliver
The committee having in charge the
program for Decoration Day have
about completed all the details for the
day's observance. Over in Oak Knoll
cemetery sleep thirty or more old sol
diers who answered the call of their
country and served gallantly and well
on the fields of battle. There is a
record of their loyal sacrificetheir
enlistment and their servicein the
archives of the government they fought
to preserve, and Decoration Day is a
grand memorial to their loyalty. One
of the grandest parts of all our civic
structure is the Grand Army Post.
Princeton is proud of Wallace T. Rines
Post, and she is proud of the fact that
so many of her citizens enlisted in the
cause for the preservation of the Union,
She has added anew link to the chain
of patriotism, for she sent a company
of noble and courageous youth to the
South for service in the Spanish-Amer
ican war. With so many of the dead
and so many of the living soldiers in
Princeton, Memorial Day becomes
more than a mere form of observance.
It is hallowed with sacred and loving
memories and commemorates as it
should the loyal deeds of loyal citizens.
The day will be observed with appro
priate ceremony. The parade will
form at 1 P. M. at Oak street, right
resting on Main street, and will as
semble as follows.
Cormany, Officer of the Day,
Clem Howard and Dan Spauldmg, Aides
Company N S
Princeton Cornet Band
Speaker and Chairman in Carriage
Wallace Rines Post, 142, A-
LAS No 1
Mayor and Village Council in Carriages
Public school children, and civic
societies will be assigned places line
as thej report to the officer of the day.
Citizeis^ in carriages will fall in on
tefbT ttne. The line of marh wilFbe
as follows: Up Main street to First
street west on First street-to S. M.
Byers' corner, thence west to fair
grounds ,where the exercises will be
held The program will be as follows
Prayer Rev Moxie
Reading of Lincoln Qettvsburg Address
Corp A Norton
Address Re\ Father Levings
America Choir and Audience
At the close of the exercises the pa
rade will reform and march to the
cemetery where the soldiers' graves
will be decorated with due honors,
after which the line will reform and
march to the city where it will dis
band All are urged to participate in
the observance of the day, and all com
rades, members of the post and those
who are not, are requested to be on
OUR NEXT CONGRESSMAN.
J. Adam Bede dives a Sketch of His Life
for the Benefit of Voters of the Eighth
Who has not heard of J. Adam Bede,
wit, philosopher, lecturer, newspaper
man, expert on the cow and the keep
ing of the same, and candidate for con
gress? There are few indeed who have
not heard of him, in one way or an
other. He has a personal acquaint
ance with more voters in the Eighth
congressional district than perhaps
any man in the State, for Bede has
campaigned for his party up and down,
over and across the district a great
many times. The UNION takes pleasure
In presenting its readers a picture of
the next congressman from this dis
trict. Bede loves a shining Nmark and
thinks he can make his mark shine in
congress, and the UNION is of the same
opinion along with a multitude of
other people in this district. The fol
lowing is Mr. Bede's own description
"Myself and twin brother were born
the same year on a farm in Ohio, and
then the civil war broke out and I was
never born again-. There were ten
children in the family. My father was
a Welch man, my mother a Yankee,
and I am a candidate for congress.
My education was acquired chiefly in
cornfields, barn yards and print shops.
I love cows and children. I have lived
sixteen years in Minnesota, mostly at
Duluth. Am married and have six
good children who ta"ke after their
mother. My father served iq. the Fif
teenth Ohio battery through the war,
and is sleeping in Arlington. My
mother is living in Nebraska at a ripe
old age. She is a good woman."
DEFEATED BY ONE SCORE.
Princeton ana Milaca Play Ball on Last
SundayScore 7 to 8 for Princeton.
Those who witnessed the game of
ball last Sunday afternoon between
Princeton and Milaca did not go away
disappointed, for the game was a good
one, not because it was free from er
rors, and poor playing at times, for it
wasn't, but because it was common,
everyday ball playing. Neither team
was strong in individual merit, and the
Milaca boys had got together a picked
up nine for the occasion, and had done
very little playing. The Princeton
team was in about the same shape. But
most of the boys know a thing or two
about ball, and the game was well
worth attending. The score was close
for a time, and at the end of the third
stood 2 to 2. In the next four innings
Princeton failed to score. The boys
could find the ball but failed to get it
away from the hungry paws of the saw
mill lads and most of the monuments
for the potato diggers were erected at
first. It was in the eighth that the
home boys found the oasis in the desert.
The Milaca boys had scored three in
the sixth and when the Princeton boys
went to bat in the eighth they lacked
four of making the score a tie. There
were lots of logs in the boom for Mil
aca and they were in good spirits^ b*
the home team picked up course and
the rooters began tojjoetr'xhe Milaca
pitcher was poured hard and there
were six runs made. The Milaca team
matfertme in thcjeignth and one-in the
ninth, and the score was
the home team an inning to come
The game started when Mason of
Milaca had his baggage checked to
first on balls but he foundered on third.
Peterson was hit by a wild throw and
took his base, but saw his finish at
second. McClure singled and a good
hit by Cutler enabled the Milaca of
ficial to score. Rudquist fell down at
first and the jig was up. The Prince
ton team made one score in the firt,t,
Shaw sent a good hit to center and
Slayback followed suit which landed
Sambo on bag 3. Griebler and Mar
shall went down at first but Shaw got
a safe tally at headquarters. Milaca
got a man around in the second, but
Princeton laid down. Milaca was dead
to the world in the next three innings,
but in the sixth fatty Curtiss
swiped one of Strangler's missiles and
felt his way around to third. In the
meantime Scribner sent up a high one
that reached the earth Conhn made
a two-bag hit, and when the boys got
through playing with Princeton they
had marked up three. In the seventh
Marshall went into the box, and it was
one, two and three. In the next inning
Rudquist hit a two-bagger, and got
home on an error, but the next three
did not fare as well. Sliver eat two of
'em up at first.
When the Princeton aggregation
went to bat in the eighth Faucht who
had been delivering drooping willows
for the Princeton boys all through the
game, could not stop the deadly on
slaught and the home team got in six
scores while the visitors took an out
ing. Janikula, he who had failed to
connect with the ball, gave it an awful
swat in this inning and made the only
three-bag hit of the game. Curtiss
poked his thumb through a ball and
went over onto third, and Griebler was
lamed at third, and took horizontal re
freshments on the grass.
When the visitors got on roll call for
the ninth Pratt straightened out his
legs in the box, got a few twists to
himself and commenced delivering
some swift balls with mysterious lines
to them. But one score was made, the
visitors lacking tone of making it a tie.
Faucht and Colburn made the bat
tery for Milaca, while Princeton had
Strangler, Marshall and Pratt in the
box, and Griebler took what the bat
ters would leave. Clifton Cravens
The batting order and positions of
the players were as follows: Milaca
Mason, 2b Peterson, 3b McClure, ss
Curtiss, lb: Rudquist, If Scribner, rf
Conloa, cf Faucht, Colburn, c.
PrincetonStrangler, Shaw, 3b
Slayback, cf Griebler, Marshall N.,
If Marshall H., 2b Janikula, ss
Pratt, lb Whitney, rf. The score was
.Milaca 110 0 0 3 0 1 17
Criminal Libel Suits by the Whole-
sale Brought Against Several
It begins to look as though matters
were shaping them&elves for the erec
tion here in Princeton of a neat and
substantial church edifice, one of the
missing links in the chain of prosper
ity in this community. Princeton
points with pride to its beauty as a vil
lage and the rapidly growing trade
that has placed it in the foremost ranks
of the prosperous young cities of the
State. There is just one thing, how
ever, that mars its beauty, and that is
the absence of good church edifices,
something that occasions remark and
comment by those coming into this
section to settle from Iowa and other
points where good churches go hand
in hand with good schools, good resi
dences and business blocks. The fact
that the churches of Princeton are not
in keeping with the other up-to-date
conditions and appearances of the vil
lage is no discredit to the place nor
does it mean there has been a spirit of
indifference among the people in this
respect. It is only a few years ago that
Princeton passed from the pioneer to
the modern era, and those who are
familiar with its growth can easily
account for the fact that its church
buildings are no better than they are.
But the time is ripe for the erection of
a church edifice that will improve the
appearance of the village a great deal.
The present frame structure now used
by the Methodist church for a place
worship is a most unsightb*
When it was erected six*^1
7 to 8^with
Princeton .10100006 x8-1 costs on the county.
it probably was-'**t
1 that conditions
hut i is a back number
to-da^Dd should be classed with the
The Methodist society is talking se
riously of moving the old building off
and try and erect a substantial
brick church in its place. The matter
has been talked over and it seems
those most interested in the "welfare ofi
the church are very much in favor of
building a ne*w edifice to cost about
$5,000. There are those who would
contribute but very little toward an
addition to the old building, but if a
new church is put up they are willing
to make substantial donations. All
the brick necessary to erect a new
church has already been pledged, and
it is understood that over $2,000 is now
in sight toward building a new edifice.
With a start as good as this the good
Methodist brethren should not aban
don the project, but go ahead and push
it to final completion.
This matter should be considered
free and independent of any spirit of
.sectarianism* and can be viewed from
the standpoint of public spirit and
pride. It is not because the Methodists
need a church but because they hap
pen to be in most need of a new church
at the present time, and as long as
they must "make provisions for larger
quarters it seems like an opportune
time to help a good thing along.
Eight Sued for Criminal Libel.
County Attorney Ross was called to
Milaca last Monday night for consulta
tion on some criminal libel cases
brought by G. P. Shurte against L.
Phillips, F.' A. Larson, J. M. Phillips,
N. N. Anderson, Mrs. E. M. Mollan,
Frank Rossell, Louis Blem and J. G.
Dahl. The defendants published an
article in the Milaca Times of May 1st
charging that plaintiff poisoned his
cattle by slow process of starvation and
exposure to cold, and they stated that
they thought the first of February a
little too early to turn out cattle
to make their living at that time
and charged that that was what plain
tiff was doing. Defendants in the arti
cle also stated that if plaintiff did not
take better care of his cattle in the
future they would see that they were
taken care of if there was a law in this
State for the prevention of cruelty to
Mr Shurte took exception to the
complimentary allusions to his way of
running a stock farm, and brought ac
tion for criminal libel against each of
the signers of the article. The first
case tried was that against L. Phillips,
and the jury disagreed. When Mr.
Ross looked over the cases he advised
that all the actions be dismissed and
that the parties go down in their own
pockets and pay for civil actions if
they wished. He said the matter
might be brought before the grand
jury if desired, nut did not think any
further trials in justice court would
amount to anything other than, pile up
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