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Land Agent.
ki^A^^l^^^^^^vAi^ Established 1892
Incorporated 1897
Paid Up Capital
Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in the
village Exchange work
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
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. jr
I Does a General Banking Business.
Collecting and Farm and
|f Insurance. Village Loans.
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
Princeton Mercantile Co.
E. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 per Year. PBINCBTON, MILLE LACS COUNTT, MpNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1903.
Princeton, Minn.
Agents ov
CAPACITY 20,000,000.
postonice Address, Brlckton, Minn.
tOLLE MIL Wheat Flour
-ii 11 HI '"ILI l_ ~lil_ -|_
Foley Bean Lumber
Vestal 100 Per Cent
Banner O. K.
i Rye r, Buckwheat Flour, Ground Feed, Etc.
The Republicans Hold a Largely At-
tended and Enthusiastic fleeting
Tuesday Night.
Adam Bede and Attorney General
Douglas Hake Interesting
At the conclusion of Mr. Dickey's re
marks Attorney General Douglas "was
introduced and spoke for over half an
hour on the political statue of contend
ing parties. He went back and re
freshed the memory of the people on
the Wilson bill and the legislation of
that time which precipitated a panic,
hard times and a general dissolution of
many of the business interests of the
country. He then referred to the elec
tion of William McKinley and the re
turn of prosperity and the general re
sumption of business occasioned by the
wise legislation of a Republican con
gress. The Democratsjiad bankrupted
the country with the Wilson tariff, and
afterwards tried with the aid of the
Populists to throw the country into
disorder and panic by the election of
Bryan and the adoption of free silver.
They have dropped the free silver
craze and now come before the people
with a proposition for the destruction
of the trusts of the country by taking
the tariff off of articles that enter into
the manufactured products of the
trusts, forgetting that there are many
hundreds of smaller concerns in the
country that are in no way connected
with trusts but which use the same
class of trust-protected goods as do
the trusts. To throw off the tariff on
these goods would be to severely crip
ple the innocent manufacturers who
employ thousands of laborers at good
wages. Mr. Douglas said that the
remedy lies much deeper than in tariff
legislation, and thought that the rem
edy was in a constitutional amendment
that would authorize a federal tax on
such trusts and commercial combines
that are massing capital in this coun
try and which instead of giving the
people any relief are making their bur
dens heavier. He referred to the
growth and prosperity of the State
under Republican administrations.
Through wise laws the interests of the
people were being conserved and he
paid a tribute to the able service of the
State officials who are
their duty in the interests of the peo
ple of the State.
le oi tne btate. _p
J. Adam Bede., and he has sat his best.
He was in pink and prime condition
The last speaker of the evening was cows and thena placre thoeu milk
Adam Bede and ha *t mn
'-P- ____
The Republican mass meeting at the drtaons and events and a strong healthy time coming and they will be a long
opera house Tuesday evening, was "sentiment pervades his whole nature
He is Bede and he wijl make a good
He thanked the people of Princeton
and Mille Lacs county for their hearty
support at the primary election and he
given the honor of a full houseas the
hall was crowded, with a representa
tive audience that for two hours list
ened with close attention to the vari
ous speakers The presence of a large
number of
women at most political said go and do it some more on the scarcely known in this country a cen
meetings is a fact worthy of comment,
but the fair sex are' as a rule in evi
dence at political meetings in Prince
ton, and they were present in large
numbers Tuesday night. The fact that
Bede was to speak however, had con
siderable to do with the character of
the audience
The Princeton cornet band was pres
ent and played several patriotic (selec
Clerk of Court Briggs, who- is the
Mille Lacs county member of the con
gressional committee, called the meet
ing to order, taking occasion to refer
to the necessity and value of political
mass meetings, and party discussions,
etc He eulogized the GOP, and
at the close of his remarks introduced
W. S. Foster of Milaca, secretary of
the County Republican committee who
presided at the meeting in the absence
of Chairman Staples. Mr. Foster made
a few brief remarks on topics of inter
est to voters. He spoke of the com
mercial importance of that portion of
the State represented by the Eighth
congressional/ aistrict which is to be
represented in congress by Adam
Bede who knows its needs and necessi
ties and will make the people an able
representative. Mr. Foster was fol
lowed by C. A. Dickey who made a
short speech, dwelling on the import
ance of sending to congress a man who
is truly a representative man and one
who will represent the interests of all
the people He made reference to Mr.
Bede's strong qualifications
Mr. Bede explained that his tariff
views were those that favored a tariff
that ^rould represent the difference in
the post of manufacture in this and
iof^tt^jgottntefes^ -^Ihera*. jfcas^jme
"thing that~her tfiought shoufd Be ad
mitted free into this country and that
was Canadian wheat. Wheat is some
thing that travels around the world
and the price is regulated by the vis
ible supply. He said that the time was
not far distant when there would not
be a county in the State that would
raise any surplus wheat Thirty years
ago corn was not raised in Minnesota
and farmers thought that it could not
be raised here, but now corn is driving
wheat across the Canadian border. It
is better for the American farmer'that
it is, for with corn and grasses and live
stock the farmer will prosper much
better than he will at wheat raising.
Canada in the very near future will
produce 400,000,000 bushels of wheat,
and it will be to the interest of Duluth
and the country tributary to that city
to have a portion of this great wheat
crop pass into the trade channels at
Duluth which by its very location and
manifest destiny is to become a great
commercial metropolis, the magnitude
and importance ofwhich is not dreamed
of by most of the residents of Duluth
at the present time Every boat now
that makes the port of Duluth
leaves over $1,000 in that city. When
it grows to be a city of great commer
cial importance it will make a great
market for farm produce, etc., and the
farms of this section will realize the
benefits. One who lives along the nar
row strip of land between the bay and
the big hills back of Duluth can not
realize what the future has in store
for that city that stretches from Two
Harbors to twilight.
He told the people of his knowledge
of land conditions and his efforts to
build up creameries in northern Min
nesota. "Why, there was the little
village of Rock Creek where I went to
get a skimming station started,"
said, "and I overreached myself and
now they have a good creamery run
ning. Creameries teach people to be
itext' thing tocreamery the church days
largely of substantial white lead re
marks thatxlead the audience to realize in Iowa to-day. Land in this part of
thai, he w,as not a cheap jester and Minnesota would in the very near fu-
clown. He then placed over all a fine
finish coat, and with his brush of ora- thought that in ten years every acre
tory and beautiful sentiment he of good tillable land in the vicinity of
trimmed the whole in a most artistic
manner. His versatility of style, ming
ling a dash of wit and mirth-provoking development of the country which how-
remarks with pathos and-strong opti- ever was not built up in a day With
mistic sentiments enables him to easily
hold his audience without a waver of
interest. He has a knowledge of con
fourth of November He said that he
was, not a clown nor a humorist, for he
said that at home he was the most sen- It was but twelve years ago that an
ous man you ever saw, and that he had
to keep away from home in order to
have things bright and cheerful there.
He thought he was entitled to some
credit for other things than jokes, and
he alluded to the fact that ten years
agOj he voted for Grover Cleveland but
he said that he had been doing pen
nance ever since and thought that he
was entitled to some consideration on
thip account. Ten years ago he nomi
nated a Democratic candidate for lieut
enant governor, and because of his
speech the nomination was made unaq.
imfjtus, and just because there were
abqut half a dozen fellows present who
were waiting to make nominating
speeches but didn't get the chance be
cause of his supreme effort they were
knocking him, and he didn't think this
was loving one another. He said that
many complained that he did not live
in Duluth, and then he gravely re
marked to the audience "You do not
live in Duluth, do you? and there are
many others who do not live there."
When they wanted Bede to speak for
Towne and Morris they did not ask
him if he lived in Duluth, and he
thqaght the question at the present
time was out of order
and spoke for some little time. He stpke his pipe and talk politics and
made the best address he ever made in one thing and another, and then that
milk would taste of every member of
Princeton. He delivered an address
that for a political address was a most the family."
unique one. It was not coated heavily
with political platitudes and stock thie great lakes Princeton and adjacen.
phrases of which the people tire, but localities were
strung the shelf in the living
room, and the farmer would set and
it was a medley of politics, wit, wisdom matter of transportation facilities than closeda."J
and oratory. Bede put on a priming points in southern Ohio where land is P
coat of a few witty sayings and over worth a small fortune to-day, and in a iSES?X
this he put a coat which was made up comparative sense land in this part of hour
Because of its contiguous location to cannot be any different than
ffreat PHncaton and admr^ntt Pffff*
Liverpool in the
Minnesota was worth as much as land
ture be worth $100 per acre, and
the benefits to the people came evils
which cannot be overcome in a short
time and in haste. They were a long
time going. The people should have
patience and they should handle those
factors that are working for evil in an
intelligent manner. We have grown
so rapidly that one can scarcely com
prehend the 'fact. Railroads were
tury ago, and to-day we have a net
work of them over the entire country.
electric car was placed on the thor
oughfares of the twin cities, and jet
to-day it seems as though they had
been used for a much longer time than
that. Away up in the northern parts
of the State and in remote places may
be seen the mail boxes marked U. S.
so we can tell that we are in the United
States. The farmer has his mail
brought to his door, and over in Wash
ington county to-day mail now is deliv
ered at every farm house in that
county Telephone wires are strung
through the forests and long-distance
communication is made possible. It
is an age of labor saving devices and
machinery Bede said that now the
women and the horses did all the work
in the country as all the farmer had to
do was to sit on the seat of the machine
he is using in the field. It has become
necessary he said for farmers to build
gymnasiums for their hired men 6o
that they could get some exercise.
Only the other day he read of a farm
ers' team that was hitched to a binder
running away, and before they could
be stopped they had cut and stacked
ten acres of grain.
He said that he believed in a rigid
inspection of all corporations which he
thought were no better than bankers
who had to submit to an inspection of
their business affairs After the water
is all squeezed out of the corporations he
thought that their securities would be
^cbmeir popular, 4vith- the people ^who
would take some of their money and
invest in commercial stocks if they
could be assured by government In
spection that the paper was good. In
this way the people would become in
terested in many of the great corpora
ations of the country and would in a
sense control them. The day of Smith
& Wilson and the small partnership
has passed, and it is necessary for
large corporations to be organized to
handle the vast business enterprises of
the country. The Minnesota Iron Co
pays out $2,000,000 for freight alone
and does not get back any of this sum
until it markets its product. How fu
tile would be the effort of any small
concerns to try and handle such a vast
We are living in an age of commer
cialism in sharp contrast to our fore
fathers who lived in an entirely differ
ent age. When the empires on the
Mediterranean sea crumbled to pieces
they left a lot of literature and classics,
and the world enjoyed an age of litera
ture. The people read and thought
along those lines. Later Europe was
living in a military age and it pro
duced a Duke of Wellington and a Na
poleon. Napoleon could not have been
a possibility had it not been for the
French people who rallied to him and
were his willing "military servants.
The people then were thinking along
military lines. Later came an era of
love of liberty and this made possible
a Thomas Jefferson and a George
Washington, who were the result of
the intense feelings and desires of a
people for liberty. Now we are living
in an age of commercialism. We are
thinking and planning on these lines
All have the desire to getother rich tgreatn ow
land and stock- and bonds, etc. This
[conation has made a Morgan, a Rock
efe Cap ?f
rodu ft a
discharging TT^ 5 3^M*^^
tit ?HIf
They are the
ge and the people and
be the same desire to acquire wealth and in-
_ fluence. Morgan does not want his
5rf*i, J*^* ^JJ^iM
HI .^?u^_^?J?.
want his millions for himself, but he
wants them to build and construct
great transportation lines. And this
is the condition that confronts the
country at the present time. There is
no use in kicking, as that will not
any good The age and its conditions
cannot be any different than are the
th i
.uc and all love one
all to get together and be considerate
Mr Bede
regretted that was
leaving his audience in a happy
He Passed Away Rather Suddenly
Last EveningEnd of Long
and Useful Life.
Sale of the Northeastern Telephone
Co. to a Syndicate of North
Branch Men.
J. S. Bouck who has been very ill at
his home for some time, but who ap
peared to be feeling much better of
late, died quite suddenly at 9 o'clock
last night. His death was not unex
pected, and his recent apparent im
provement had been a surprise to his
friends. For the past few days he had
been able to walk out in the yard a lit
tle, and yesterday afternoon he had
been enjoying a walk around the house.
He ate supper with his wife and was
feeling quite well for one in his condi
tion. During the evening he was seiz
ed with a fainting spell and heart fail
ure, and died in a very short time
The funeral will be held in the M. E.
church to-morrow afternoon Presid
ing Elder Forbes has been telegraphed
to try and be present to officiate, and
if it is impossible for him to be present
Rev. Gratz will officiate.
John Stacy Bouck was born in Vic
tor, Ontario county, N. Y., June 27,
1823. When a boy his parents moved
to Sandusky, Ohio At tne age of 18
with youthful aspirations and ambi
tion he started west and located in the
city of Chicago, where he lived for
some time. October 15, 1850 he mar
ried Miss Elizabeth Elliott at Byron,
Ills. Ten children were born to them,
all of whom are now living.
Mr. Bouck at an early age studied
for the ministry and law. He moved
from Illinois to Iowa where in 1870 he
entered the ministry as pastor of a
Methodist church, and he remained in.
the ministry for many long years, clos
ing his faithful and active service as
pastor of the Princeton Methodist
church. His long service in the min
istry extended over Illinois, Iowa, Da
kota and Minnesota. Henwas interest
ed in the building of 20 Methodist
churches. He came to Princeton in
ISffc as. pjtorior the Princeton M. E.*_^
church and^also Greenbush an Spen-^**"
cer Brook which at that time were a"
part of the Princeton circuit. When
he came to Princeton the building at
that time used for a church was a small
frame structure which now stands in
the rear of Jesmer's store and is used
as a warehouse. Elder Bouck went to
work and soon had the new church
completed, carrying much of the lum
ber for the church on his shoulders,
and doing much of the manual labor on
the church which now has served its
time and is to be replaced with a larger
and more handsome edifice.
During his residence 'here he has
filled the office of judge of probate for
Mille Lacs county, and has served for
a long time as justice of the peace.
In his boyhood he became a member
of the church with which he remained
identified as a zealous and unselfish
worker through life. He was an Odd
Fellow and Mason, joining the Odd Fel
lows 45 years ago, whil he was made
a Master Mason in Princeton many
years ago.
His death occurred on the fifty-sec
ond wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Bouck, and when the Silent Mes
senger came to summon him to "that
home not made with hands, eternal in
the heavens," he was indeed ready and
willing to go.
Northeastern Telephone Line Sold.
The Northeastern Telephone has
been'sold to a North Branch syndicate
composed of Beggs, the potato
merchant, F. F. Murray, banker, and
Chas. Avery, manager of the Minne
sota Mutual Telephone atfd Telegraph
Co. These gentlemen have purchased
the interests of J. D. Markham, Dr A.
J. Stowe and Mr Martell, of Rush
City. S. A. Nebel will remain with
the company as superintendent. The
company will be operated in the future
in connection with the Minnesota Mu
tual Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Mr. Avery who is in Princeton with
Mr Nebel, says that they intend to
construct a line from Princeton to
Spencer Brook at once, and will also
build a metallic line from Princeton to
First Snow Storm.
Put this in your pipe and smoke it.
The first snow storm of the season oc
curred last Sunday night and Monday
morning and the early risers had a
good view of the beautiful whose white
mantle could been seen in immaculate
purity in many places. The weather
man evidently intended to have it rain,
but the Ice King came along on the
north bound limited and changed it to

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