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T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
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plete Stock of Building Material.
Exclusive Agents for
CAPACITY 20,000,000.
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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.
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
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-
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
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.
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.
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
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.,
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
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
He was born in Sweden April 1st,
1883 and was a member of the Friends
of Truth Society.
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
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.
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
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."

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