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Incorporated 1897 Ji l*k7fc*h E. C. DUNJJ, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year. Collecting and 2f Retail orders solicited and promptly delivered in thet village Exchange work solicited W. P. CHASE, rianager. ^%^4^#*#%^*******4MNfr**#%# CITIZENS STATE BANK. (INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, niNNESoTA. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^IIK^^^-% I BANK O PRINCETON. I Does a General Banking Business. 2| Insurance. I Railroad Lands Paid Up Capital $30,000 Surplus, 5,000 A General Banking Business Transacted Loans Made on Approved Se curity Interest Paid on Time De posits Foreign and Domestic Ex change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres. T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres. J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r. -$J J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. j- Farm and Village Loans, Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at /m m. Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by Z jp The Great Northern and St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies. For Maps, Prices, and any other information, write to 9 AI S. RUTHERFORD, & Land Agent. Princeton, Minn, Princeton Mercantile Co. 1 I PRINCETO N ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour COMPAN Exclusive Agents for PRINCETON BRICK. CAPACITY 20,000,000. ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS. postofnce Address, Brickton, Minn. Vestal 100 Per Cent banner O. K. '^^'UUUanwiAWWlWUUMWtnA'^n' .-m-rf%i=k. We Flour, Bifflieoi Floor, Ground Feeo, Etc. 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. Princeton PRINCETON. CIT O JpCETON. The Council Takes Initiatory Steps Toward Incorporating as a City Government. An Ordinance Passed Declaring the Village a City, Subject to the Vote of the People. The first steps toward changing Princeton from a village to a city gov ernment were taken at a special meet ing' of the village council last Tuesday night when an ordinance was passed declaring that all the territory now embraced in the present limits of the village should be and constitute the city of Princeton subject to the vote of the qualified electors of said village. Chapter 8 of the general laws of 1895are is an act to provide for the incorpora tion, organization and government of cities and at the time it was before tne legislature was known as the Howard charter, Senator Howard of Minneap olis being the father of the act. The charter was a well framed and thor oughly drafted document and many cities are acting under its provisions to-day. It is under the provisions of this act that the initiatory steps to ward incorporation as a city are being taken by the village council. The law provides for submitting the question to the county commissioners by peti tion of the people, and authorizes the commissioners to set a day for an elec tion, but this provision was placed in the law to protect the interests of the people and give them sufficient power to grow and develop in case the mem bers of the village board did not see fit to go abead and take the initiative, which under the law they are empow ered to do, and which the village coun cil of Princeton has already done. The ordinance has been properly passed and after its publication it be comes in full force and effect and then it devolves upon the council to pass a resolution calling for an election by the qualified electors of the village who shall say whether they wish to organize as a city or not. Aj the reg ular meeting of the council next Mon day night the matter of passing the resolution will comep for considera tion and it will pass as there does not seem to be anything in the way to pre vent it from passing, as the ordinance was passed without a dissenting vote, and there were many of the property owners present to urge its passage. The village long since outgrew its old charter and its hands are tied so far as taking the necessary steps to ward making much needed improve ments which are really too numerous to mention. The streets and sidewalks are in very bad shape and it appears that the village has no power to force people to repair their sidewalks and if this is a fact then it would seem that it was high time to get the necessary authority to do so. Then the streets. There has been enough money wasted on the main traveled streets in the vil lage to have paved them in good shape. Then we are in sad need of curbs and gutters in many places. We have al ready commenced to honeycomb our streets with private sewers. We seem to be absolutely powerless to keep our crosswalks clean in muddy weather. The fire department has disbanded, and it will probably stay disbanded until some duly authorized representa tives of the village go ahead and get the boys to re-organize and be in some shape for fires that are apt to break out any time. Looking at the matter all around it would seem that we had got to the end of the village rope and that we had better try city ways and see how it will work. Should the council pass the resolu tion calling for a special election there fahall be forty days notice by publica tion given and thirty days notice by posting in five conspicuous places in the village A majority vote is all. that is necessary to carry the election, and after the village clerk has prop erly filed with the secretary of State the notice of proper election returns, etc., then the village becomes a city, and the old village officers will act and have the powers conferred on them by the charter, and they shall serve until their terms expire and until their suc cessors have been elected and qualify as city officials. The officers of the city government would consist of a mayor, a treasurer, three aldermen and two aldermen at large. The council would have to elect a city clerk or comptroller, appoint a marshal, etc. The charter gives city governments ample powers for provid ing for all details in their management and under the act Princeton could maintain a government that would give it ample powers and at the same time the expense of conducting the PRINCETON, MILE 1ACS COTJNTT, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBEB 30, 1902. city government would be light. More will be said on this matter if an elec tion is ordered. The matter is a most important one and no hasty moves should be made. First know you are right and then go ahead. ROTATING AND REGISTERING. Opinion of Attorney General on Rotating Names of Candidates on BallotsAn Opinion on Registration. The following ruling has been made in response to many inquiries received at the attorney general's office in re spect to the rotation of names of can didates on the ballot at the November election: "Section 3, chapter 88, G. 1901, provides that the names upon the county ballot as to all offices, where more than one person is to be elected, shall be rotated as many times as there are candidates in the office division in which the greatest number to be elected. For example, if there are four representatives to be elected from some legislative district and two district court judges to be elected, the names of the district court judges and the legislative candidates are to be rotated four times, but the names of the political parties are not to be changed upon the ballot, that be ing regulated by a separate section of the law. Where one officer is to be elected, as tho county attorney, judge of probate, register of deeds, etc., there can be no rotation of a single name. The only way in which the rotation could be made in such a dis trict would be to rotate the party, and that the law does not allow." The attorney general also decides that in villages and towns there is bat one registration day, and that is primary election day. This was the construction placed on the law a short time ago by County Auditor Whitney. The attorney general says. "Pri mary day constitutes the first registra tion day in all election districts in the State. In villages but one regis tration day was provided, consequently the primary election day took the place of such first registration day. It simply remains for the board of reg istration to supplement the primary election list by adding thereto the names of all electors known to the board, or which could be ascertained to be! eligible to xote at the coming ^election taken from the poll list of the preceding general election and post this li&t ten days before election Drowned at Sauk Center. Last Thursday P. Hedin received the sad intelligence of the death of his uncle, E. L. Hedin of Sauk Centre, Minn Mr. Hedia's uncle was drowned in some unknown manner in Sauk lake on Monday night of last week, and the body was recovered Wednesday afternoon. On the day he was drowned he had celebrated his sixty-second birthday. He had been in the mercantile business in Sauk Center for twenty years. He left the business part of the city for his home Monday afternoon and that was the last seen of him alive. Some bojs found his hat oa the shore of the lake, and a search was instituted and the body was found about sixteen feet from the shore in only two or three feet of water. It is supposed that he oecame confused and walked off the steep bank into the waters of the lake He leaves a wife and five children, the oldest of the children being twenty-five years of age and is employed at Long Prairie. None of the children are married. New Bride for Isanti County. Last Wednesday at Elk River oc curred the wedding of Emil Swartz of Crown and Miss Celestia Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Carter of Livonia. The ceremony was performed at the Union parsonage and the bride and groom were attended by Ray Carter, brother of the bride, and Miss Lizzie Looney. After the ceremony they left for their future home in Crown, Isanti county, where a reception was given them. Kicked by a Horse. Last Monday morning while he was hitching up his team to make a trip into the country Don Sausser was badly kicked by one of the horses. The horse's hoof struck him in the abdo men, causing severe internal injury and pain. Dr. Cooney was called and attended to the injury and thus far there are no serious developments. No bpnes were broken by the injury. It will be some time before Mr. Saus ser will be able to get around. Payment for Mille Lacs Indians. The Mille Lacs band of Chippewa In dians will receive a payment at Law rence on Nov. 7th and 8th. We are in-' formed they will receive about $30 per head. This payment has nothing to do with the estimating and adjusting of claims for improvements made on lands around Mille Lacs lake previous to a removal to the White Earth reser vation. This will probably be the larg est payment the band has ever received. Mora Times. MONE F0RSCH00LS. County Auditor Whitney Distributes $4,224.45 to the Schools of flille Lacs County. Three New School Districts, Two of Which are UnorganizedOther School News. County Auditor Whitney has ap portioned the school money for the October settlement with the schools in Mille Lacs-county. The sum appor tioned amounted to $4,080, to which was added $144.45, the amount of the accumulated fines since a year ago The fines were not apportioned in the March settlement as they did not amount to enough to make any distri bution. In the present settlement they amounted to seven and four-fifths cents to each pupil entitled to share in the apportionment, making the rate per scholar $2 0708 The distribution to the various districts is as follows: No Dist 1 STo of Scholars 439 31 6b 91 42 35 43 37 54 32 133 84 359 187 23 64 23 39 18 48 39 3b 32 20 17 25 33 Amount 909 09 64 19 136 67 188 44 86 97 72 48 89 04 76 62 111 82 66 27 275 42 173 95 743 43 387 24 47 63 132 53 47 63 80 76 37 27 99 40 80 76 53 84 b6 27 41 42 35 20 51 77 68 34 Totals 2 040 $4 224 45 There has been a gratifying increase in the number of pupils entitled to share in the apportionment of the school money, which indicates that there is a more regular attendance of the children at the country schools. There are at the present time twenty eight organized school districts in the county and two unorganized. Districts 27 and 29 have been formed but have not been organized as yet. Dis trict 30 was formed out of district 14, the Bock district^ that-Jias. 4iad five, schools. District 30 is "of course not entitled to any apportionment this year. District 16 which is located at Mille Lacs lake has five schools, and one of them, the Rogers school, has an attendance of three scholars. There are just sixty-four scholars attending the five schools in the district. Dis trict 14 has now foi^r schools, while districts 1 and 11 have three, and dis tricts 3, 4, 12, 18 and 25 have two schools each. There are at the present time fifty nine teachers in the county schools. The Princeton schools have twelve teachers, while Milaca has seven. Dis tricts 14 and 16 have five teachers each, district 11 has three, and districts 3, 4, 12, 18 and 25 have two teachers each and the remainder of the districts have one school and one teacher. There are ten districts in the county that have nine months school, five that have eight, and four that have seven, the balance having five and six months school. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS. Football, Basket Ball and Lawn Tennis Furnish Recreation. The athletic diversions of the pupils of the Princeton high school are being taken up and cultivated with consider able interest. Prof White is an en thusiast on outdoor sports. He -played with the football eleven of the State university in the early nineties, and he is taking great interest in the training of the Princeton high school eleven which will play a game with the Elk River high school eleven a week from next Saturday at Princeton. The Princeton boys have been doing some good seasoning work and with Prof. White as coach they will develop into a very good team.- They have secured their new uniforms and will go in for touch downs when the time comes. The girls have not been overlooked in providing for outdoor sports and a basket ball team has been organized with ten members who are fitted out with pretty uniforms of dark blue, and have been doing considerable practicing lately. Basket ball fur nishes plenty of athletic recreation for girls and it is fast becoming a favorite game at, schools and colleges. It is as good a game for girls and women as football is for boys. As the Aitkin Republican says: "It combines all the good qualities, and lacks a good many of the bad ones of foot ball. It is a quick spirited game and cultivates strength and physical endurance if played moderately. "Foot ball will never be played by women, while basket ball is enjoyed VOLUME XXYI. NO. 46. just ^s much by the boys as by the girls. It may be played during the en tire school year if so desired. "It developes, among other things, quick perception and judgment. In one moment, a person must judge space and time in order to run and catch the ball at the right place, must decide to whom it may best be thrown and at the same time must remember not to "foul."' It developes physical and moral courage, self-reliance and self control, the ability to meet success and defeat with dignity. "For the benefit of those people who do not know anything about the game, a few hints or suggestions are perhaps helpful. "The game consists of 20 minute halves with a rest of 10 minutes be tween. It may be played on any grounds free from obstructions, said grounds not to exceed 3,500 sq. ft. The grounds are marked by a well defined outline around the field or floor and are divided into three equal spaces. Five players constitute a team there are two for wards, two guards and one centre and two teams are necessary to play a game. The ball is tossed up between the two centers and is advanced tow ards goal: the better jumper of course has the advantage. The ball is passed from one player to another until there is a chance to edge it. A goal, if made from the field, counts two points, if from the 15 ft. foul line counts one point. The team scoring the largest number of points of course is the win- ner." It is to be hoped that the Princeton girls will be able soon to give an exhi bition game, as a good many will will ingly pay a reasonable admission fee to see them play. Another outdoor sport that has been provided for the high school children is lawn tennis. It is not as rough and vigorous a game as basket ball or foot ball, but is a very pleasant field sport in which many of the scholars are tak ing much interest. The Indifferent Voter-. Booth Tarkington, the Indiana author who is a candidate for the leg islature in that state, made a three minute speech at a recent meeting at Indianapolis, in which he tells the fol lowing story apropos of the indifferent or apathetic voter: "The indifferent voter, is a worthless sort of a cuss. He is not a good man. You have got to make him vote. I re member a story of an old colored man and his boy who went fishing at a dam, and the boy fell into the swirling wa ter, which soon took him under. A bystander asked the old man why he took it so hard when his boy was such a worthless fellow. 'Why, he had all the bait,' said the old man. "That's the way with the apathetie voter. We need him in our business. If he realizes what his vote means he will vote.*' On the outside of the building a drum corps at this point started up so loudly as to bring Mr. Tarkington's remarks to a sudden close, and he retired amid the plaudits of his hearers. Potato Market. The only feature to the potato mar ket the past week has been a lively spurt in Triumphs, which were quoted a week ago at 30 cents and on Friday buyers became a little speculative and paid as high as 46 to 50 cents. The market opened Monday with the Texas seeder firm and prices were advanced until 63 cents was paid Tuesday This was high water mark and the market fell off yesterday ten cents, 53 cents be ing the highest price paid. The mar ket is purely a speculative one, and dealers go it a little blind in putting in Texas seed stock at this time of the year, and when prices run up too close to 70 cents, the margin line is getting a little narrow. Dealers who handle Triumphs want them when they are being passed along the line, and don't stop at a ten-cent advance if one hits the market. Triumphs are quoted at an even half dollar now, but what they will be next week no one knows. All other varieties are quoted the same as a week ago. WilliamsBeto. LaBt Tuesday afternoon the wedding of George Williams and Miss Bertha Beto, daughter of Carl Beto of Green bush, occurred at the German Luth eran church in Princeton, the cere mony being performed by Rev. Stamm. in the presence of quite a number of invited guests. Miss Anna Williams and Miss Emma Fisher acted as brides maids, and Fred Veder and John Will iams as groomsmen. After the wed ding ceremony the bridal party drove to the home of the bride where a wed ding reception was held. Mr. and Mrs. Williams will commence housekeep ing on the old Heitman farm which Mr. Williams purchased some time ago.