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y^m IU Established 1893 Incorporated 1897 JjrfcFfcFkJi -***F****m W *fjr*rfV*af*tf*. Retail orders solicited and promptly delivered in thet village Exchange work solicited W. P. CHASE, rianager. #^**W*^***- CITIZENS STATE BANK. (INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, I1INNESOTA. Paid Up Capital Surplus, **^*****************HMM^%* I BANK O PRINCETON. M.ForS., RUTHERFORD, Z% Maps Prices, and any other information, write tn Land Agent. Princeton, Minn, Prii\cetoi\ Mercantile Co. $30,000 5.oo 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. J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r. $L J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. j I Does a General Banking Business. Collecting and Insurance. 8 Railroad Lands Farm and j Village Loans. Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by *K (D The Great Northern and St. Paulwrit & Duluth Railroad Companies. zy^ -^^K^Ka^^^x^* ****tvr^.k*k*^^.^-.'*'^i^^^T* Rye Flour, BOGKWM 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. 9/ Exclusive Agents for PRINCETON BRICK. CAPACITY 20,000,000. ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS. Postoffice Address, Brickton, Minn. PRINCETO N ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour COMPAN I Vestal 00 Per Cent Banner O. K. Flour, Ground Feed, tic. Princeton PRINCETON. NEGRO'SDARINGLEAP Jumps Through the Car Window of Sandstone Local at Soule's Siding Friday Horning. He Gives the Officers an Exciting Chase and is Caught Saturday at Elk River. "Dar's anew coon in town," and he came by the light ob de moon about 2 o'clock last Saturday morning- while the town slept. He did not tarry and went on south toward Zimmerman. This ebony-hued visitor was William Saunders, alias Andrew Machlin, who left Sandstone on the Friday morning train for Stillwater for safe keeping* un til the grand jury of *Pine county met. He had been arrested at Willow River in Pine county for stealing a horse and had been given a preliminary hearing and had plead guilty to the charge. Marshal Gunn and a deputy of Sand stone were in charge of the prisoner who so daringlj and cleverly made his escape from them. All went well until after the train left Milaca when the prisoner asked permission to go to the closet, and the marshal released the handcuffs from the negro and went with him to the closet and allowed the prisoner to go in and shut the door, while Marshal Gunn stood guard-at the door, which however was not the only exit for the negrb, as the window seemed to look rather tempting to the prisoner and he had no sooner taken a look at the scenery than he proceeded to put his head through the glass and alight from the train head first, making his exit near Soule's Siding. No sooner was the big black frame of the negro puncturing the glass than the startled marshal rushed in, but only in time to see the negro disappearing from view. His two big feet were just clearing the window when the marshat came in and he attempted to hold one of them but was obliged to let the prisoner go. The coon vanished and the train rolled along at thirty miles an hour. The alarm was given that there was a man overboard and the train was stopped and was run back to where the negro had made his escape. A farmer in formed the marshal that he saw a coon alight from the train and start away as though he was going to "A Coontown Picnic." Marshal Gunn and his deputy got a farmer's rig and started in pur suit. When the train reached Prince ton the alarm was given. A telephone message was sent up town for Sheriff Claggett, but he was in Milaca at the time and he was notified at that place. Marshal Newton and Deputy Sheriff Tilley rigged up with guns and ammu nition of war and started off for the chase for the coon. A Milaca posse consisting of Sheriff Clagget, Marshal Hanson and Finlay Campbell also started on a hunt for the coon, who in the meantime was making his way southeast and was treking the Bogus Brook country. At noon he came to a farm house at section 16 where he had his dinner, and at ]2:30 he stopped at the farm of John Widewitsch and in quired the way to Princeton. At 3 P. he brought up at the farm of Mike Bonowski and made further inquiries. At 7 in the evening he came to James Chisholm's and asked for a glass of milk, and at 7.30 he was seen by the children of Fritz Kunkel of whom he made inquiries. He went on south and ten minutes after some of the officers came along in search of him but missed him. As night came on the search was given up, and on Saturday morn ing Harry English telephoned up from Zimmerman that he had seen the negro at 11 A. M. crossing a field near town. Marshal Gunn and his posse started off and at Zimmerman they got particu lars of the route of the escaping negro and were close on his track. They came upon him at 3 o'clock at a farm house three miles and a half this side of Elk River where the negro had stopped to get something to eat He was out in the rear of the house rest ing when the officers came upon him and the played-out coon was willing to return with them. He was badly crip pled in one of his legs and some of his ribs were fractured as a result of his daring leap from the train. He was brought back to Princeton and Marshal Gunn started back with his prisoner on the evening train. MINNESOTA LANDS. Values Will Level Up With Present Values of Iowa and Illinois Lands. The Minneapolis Journal in an ar ticle discussing the prospective values of lands in Minnesota and North Da kota, has this to say of the prospects in Minnesota: As for Minnesota, a large part of the State is sparsely settled and very con siderable areas are not settled at all. The State gained 450,000 people be- PBINCETON,MILLE LIC8 COUNTT, MINNESOTA, THUBSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1902. tween^ 1890 and 1900, or a hundred thousand more than the entire present population of North Dakota. It will add as many more people during the present Secade. In 1910 Minnesota will be approaching the 2,500,000 popula tion-mark. Most of this increase will go into the sparsely settled west, north and northwest of the State. This means the rapid relegation to ancient history of $15 to $40 prairie lands and a foud goodbye to timber land prices under $10. It means that the older portions of Minnesota will see land valiies level up with those of Iowa and Illinois to-day, while the newer por tion's will*be worth what southern Min nesota lands bring to-day. In the census year, the average Min nesota farm was worth $3,616 and yielded an income of $827 in the same year the average North Dakota farm was worth $3,824 and yielded an in come of $1,190. The average of thePark North Dakota farm was 342 9 acres and that of the average Minnesota farm 169.7 acres. Incomes of 16 and 20 per cent are not bad There can be no doubt that land val ues both states will steadily increase in value. The people are coming, there is room in plenty. They will do the land good and the land will do them good. MORE TROUBLE AT THE LAKE. The Marvin-Potts Troubles are Heard by a Milaca Justice Yesterday. County Attorney Ross was called to Milaca last Tuesday night to be pres ent in Justice Norcross' court Wednes day to represent the great State of Minnesota in an action brought by Mrs. Nora Marvin against T. E. Potts, his wife and hired man, the charge be ing that they entered the home of plaintiff on a certain day early in the present month and used violence in trying to evict her from the premises. Sometime ago Mr. Potts brought an action against Mrs. Marvin for forcible entry and unlawful detainer, claiming that she occupied a house that he had bought and that she had no right to live in the same. During the trial it was found that Mrs. Marvin was living in the, house under the terms of a lease made with the party from whom Mr. Potts bought the property and that her lease did not expire until the first of, October. In the trial judgment was give^Mrs. Marvin and the case was appealed to the district court, but the records in the case had not been certi fied to the court and the case was con tinued. Mr. Potts desired to have pos session of the house and proceeded with the hired man to try and induce the occupant to leave. A butcher liv ing at the lake was present at the house at the time getting his dinner and dur ing the rapid progress of events Mrs. Potts came onto the scene so that there was quite a dramatis personae in the exciting scene. The testimony in the case was heard before the justice, who tbereupon im posed a fine of $50 each on Potts, his wife and hired man. Mr. Potts at once appealed the case, the necessary bonds being furnished and a jury of twelve men will set in judgment on the matter at the term of court next April. BEDE'S CAMPAIGN. A Vigorous One Being Conducted and a Large Personal Following the Result. Mr. Bede has been conducting, in the outside counties, one of the most vigorous campaigns ever carried on in this district. His large personal fol lowing is being augmented wherever he makes his appearance. His happy faculty of being epigram matic and expressive lends an enter taining feature to his argument which is grateful to the citizen who is bored by the average campaign talk. He will undoubtedly be elected by an overwhelming majority, on account of his personal effects, the principles he advocates, and the strength of the party vote in this district. Republicans who had another choice for the nomination are now working as earnestly in Mr. Bede's behalf as those who were his original supporters. He has a united party back of him, and success is ahead. Mr. Bede's arguments in congress will not be less effective for local good because they will be presented in orig inal and convincing guise. The News Tribune hopes that the full party vote will be out to give the next congressman a rousing majority at the polls next month.Duluth News Tribune. The Citizens State bank has been equipped with a burglar alarm that has been placed in by the American Bank ers' Protective Co. as protection against safe blowers. The vault is wired throughout with an intricate burglar alarm system and on the out side of the yault there are two large gongs which work in duplicate, so that if one refuses to work the other is sure to make a noise that will startle any safe blower out of his dreams of wealth., DR. FORBESjtESIGNS. Laboring Under Severe flental and Nervous Strain He Tenders His Resignation to the Bishop. Death of flanne Ax, a Popular Young Man Living East of Princeton in Town of Wyanett. Much anxiety was felt over the whereabouts of Presiding Elder Forbes this week, and his sudden disappear ance from the home of Dr. Dewart of MerriamPark last Thursday, caused his friends much concern. Dr Forbes left his home in Duluth last week and went to St. Paul. He remained at the Foley hotel a short time and then went to the home of Dr. Dewart in Merriam where he staid a day or so. He was feeling very despondent and suffering from severe nervous strain when he reached St. Paul, and at the home of Dr. Dewart he wrote his resig nation and sent it to the bishop, ex plaining that he was in need of a com plete rest. It has been learned that he went to friends in Valley City, N. D., to rest up. Dr. Forbes was present at the Methodist conference at Morris re cently and delivered an address. He is a man of wonderful force and power in the pulpit and on the rostrum, and during his long service as minister and presiding elder in the Methodist church he has made hosts Of friends, who have become strongly attached to him in bonds of sympathy and who trust he will be restored to health. Death of Manne Ax. Manne Ax, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ax, living a short distance east of Princeton in the town of Wyanett, died last Saturday morning after a two weeks' illness of typhoid fever. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of deceased, the interment being at the Berry cem etery. Rev. Gratz officiated at the4th, funeral, speaking in English and O. D. Orne, who was an intimate friend of the deceased, said a few words in Swedish. The funeral was a large one and there were fifty-three teams in the procession as it wended its way to the little cemetery. Manne1 Ax was a very popular young man. He was a little over nineteen years of age and had al ways lived at home with his parents and three brothers and four sisters. He was the youngest of the family and possessed a nature marked by loving kindness and tender solicitude that had cheered and strengthened his aged and invalid mother and made home bright and happy. He had made hosts of friends who will mourn his untimely death. He was born in Sweden April 1st, 1883 and was a member of the Friends of Truth Society. MILLE LACS LAKE NAVIGATOR. Capt. Johnson Talks About the Big Lake aud Matters Connected Therewith. Capt. Johnson who for years has re sided at Mille Lacs lake and has navi gated the big lake in sunshine and storm, and knows it in its angry moods and when it is in a glassy calm, was in Princeton the other day. He is now residing up in Bogus where he pro poses to settle down when he quits the water. He has followed the sea ever since he was a small lad, and he "went around the horn" before he was four teen years of age He has sailed the great lakes and knows them by heart, and he says that he has experienced rougher water right on Mille Lacs lake than he ever experienced on the sea or great lakes. The lake is so shallow in most places that as soon as the wind begins to blow a little hard the water gets very rough and choppy and snarls and snorts in a very wild fashion. Be cause of the shallowness of the water it gets very warm during the summer and holds its heat and keeps warm the atmosphere around the lake until quite late in the season. At the time of the hard frost Sept. 13th it was felt very little in the immediate vicinity of the lake, while back from the lake every thing was done brown. Mr. Johnson does not think much of the maps of the lake made under the supervision of the commissioners who were appointed to locate the bars and reefs in the lake. He says that the maps are incorrect and misleading as to reefs, and for guides to safe naviga tion are wholly unreliable, and un trustworthy. On the maps appear two lines that are designated as safe courses while he says that both of them go right over reefs. Then reefs are marked where there is seven or eight feet of water. The buoys that are supposed to be placed where there are four feet of water are unsafe guides, as he says that his boat which draws gnly three feet of water cannot get to some of the TOIUME XXVI. NO. 45. buoys. At the present time there are several buoys lying at the outlet of Rum river which were probably in tended to be placed in different parts of the lake. The Mille Lacs lake navigator says that another season's cutting tributary to the lake will see the finish of log ging on Mille Lacs lake. About ten million feet of pine remains to be cut on the northeast side of the lake. Af ter that there will be quite a little timber cut on the three lower lakes and in that vicinity. The Democratic Rally. The Democratic rally held at the opera house last Friday night was poorly attended. If the band and the ladies had been removed from the audi ence there would hardly have been a corporal's guard to greet Marcus L. Fay, candidate for congress from this district. Dr. Neumann acted as chair man and introduced Mr. Fay who spoke for some little time, preceding his speech with a short history of his life. He quit school at the age of twelve years and worked his way up the ladder of success until he finally became a successful lumberman and mine operator on the Minnesota iron ranges. He spoke on Bede's platform, but his attempt to show what were "equal rights for all and special privi leges for none'' was a queer lot of glaring inconsistencies. He thought that Bede was not to be trusted because he had quit the Democratic party years ago and had joined the G. O. P. Unlike Mr. Bede who long since had seen the error of his political ways and re formed, the Democratic candidate for congress still remains faithful to a party that has taken so many pink pills for pale people to cure its ills that there is little of it left but the foot prints of Coxey's army and the mem ory of the free soup houses. Mr. Fay is a most agreeable and pleasant man to meet and is a good mixer, but de spite the fact that Mr. McLain of Du luth who accompanied him and who said that Fay would be elected Nov. there is a deep seated conviction in the minds of several thousand peo ple in this district that Bede will be elected to congress on that day. MINNESOTA SCHOOLS. State Superintendent Tabulates Reports From Districts. The reports from the school districts of the State have been tabulated at the office of the State superintendent. Ther total enrollment is 416,251 pupils. This is much ih^ excess of the 353,449 re ported as attending school forty days in the school year and seems to indi cate a rather floating population of pupils. There are 12,334 teachers in the State. The total amount of money ex pended by the people of the State for the schools during the last school year is $7,081,618 There is a balance of $1,915,663 now remaining in the hands of the school authorities, but it is be lieved that a sum about equal to this was received as balance from the pre ceding year, so that the actual expen diture is about $7,000,000, as reported. The Potato Market. The potato market is quite active and receipts are quite liberal, amount ing to a dozen or so cars a day. Prices are some higher than last week. Bur banks show a small advance, being quoted at 26 cents, while Rose are quoted at an advance of three cents over prices of a week ago, and Ohios and Triumphs are a dime higher than last week. There has been quite a spurt in Triumphs the last few days, and yesterday a sharp spurt sent them up to 35 cents and better, but sales have not been averaging this price by quite a few cents. The farmer who is lucky enough to catch a spurt once in a while is just so much the gainer. Dealers are getting well stocked up and cars are not to be had as freely as could be desired. The tendency will be for a slight decline in prices on some varieties as the market centers become temporarily congested, by a free movement of stock, but the tend ency will no doubt be toward a firm tone to the market, and a gradual but small advance as the season lengthens. A Good Word for Bede. Senator Nelson in a speech at Duluth. last week said of J. Adam Bede, Re publican candidate for congress from this district: "Your candidate in this district, Adam Bede, I consider one of the ablest, most energetic and brightest men in the State. I have been associated with him on the plat, form, and I have no hesitation in say ing this. He has been referred to as a man who does not know how to be seri ous. I admit that at times he can be inexpressibly funny, but I have heard him make the soundest and most seri ous addresses it has ever been my for tune to listen to. During the free sil ver campaigns he was the pillar of strength of the Republicans in Minne sota. I think that in him you have a candidate who will make a congress man wise, able and efficient."