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Dealer in general merchandise,
agent for Pratt's perfumes and
toilet articles and ZlcCall Bazaar
Paid Up Capital
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General
Collecting and
Princeton Mercantile Co.
Commercial Hotel,
Princeton, riinn.
Under new management this hotel has been enlarged to more
than double its size and equipped with steam heating plant,
bath rooms, and all modern improvements.
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Paid on Time De-
and Domestic Ex-
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r.
Banking Business
Railroad Lands
Farm and
Village Loans.
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
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
II III II ~l II I .1 LI l_
Exclusive Agents for
CAPACITY 20,000,000.
portotfice Address, Brickton, Minn.
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Real Estate Agents
Office over Sjoblom & Olson's,
Main Street Pnnceton, Minn."
Geckler's Meat Market,
i A. Qeckler, Prop. $
Princeton, Minn
CKoice Meats
Both Fresh and Salted always on hand. 5
Fish, Poultry, Oysters $
and Game in season.
Highest market price paid for
5 Hides and Purs,
John Williams of Germany Overcome'
by Gas and Falls to Bottom' L.
of Well a Corpse.
Sad and Sudden Death of a Very Pop-
ular Young Man==A Host
Shocking Accident.
Last Thursday evening the Germany
neighborhood was startled o"\er the340
news of the suffocation of John Wil
liams in a well on his premises. The
en. sudden and unexpected death of
the oung man cast a gloom over the
entire community. Shortlj after sup
per Mr. Williams started to repair a
pipe in an open well. He had removed
the top and placed a ladder in the well
and started to go down. His wife was
standing a
4 4 4
John Williams was the on ot Mr.
Albert Williams, who resides on
section 22 the town ot Princeton.
He as born in Leibenhofen, German},
February 21st. 1^75, and came to Minne
sota Ma\. 1S()2
He orked on
father's farm and at the brick ards for
se-v eral earb. In November, 1900, he
married Miss Hannah Schulte of Livo
nia, Sherburne count}. He had a farm
a mile or so north of his father's and
was just getting a good start in life
when he met his untimely end. The
funeral was one of the largest ever held
at the German Lutheran church, there
being sixty teams in the procession of
sorrowing relatives and friends. Be
sides his widow he lea\es one small
$r}ll then be sung by the chorus which
will complete what exercises there will
fjfc at the platform.
=1 There will be no further attractions
T|ntil 2 p. M. at which time the after
ttpon program of sports and amusements
Will start and be as follows:
mO P. M. Ban Concert.
What Princeton Will Do on The Feurth-
Big Program of Events.
Preparations for the celebration of
the Fourth are about completed and all
that remains to be done is the looking
after a lot of details by the committees,
which means a lot of good hard work,
however, in order to get all things in
readiness. The committees met Mon
day night and arranged for the pro
gram of the day's exercises and events.
The celebration proper will begin at 9
o'clock at which time the Princeton
band will give a short concert at the
platform at the Citizens bank corner.
At 9:30 the colored quartette will fol
low the band and hold the boards while
the parade is forming at the west side
of the court house square. Fred Mc
Clellan has consented to act as marshal
of the day if he is able to be present,
and will look after the formation of the
parade and the procession to the plat
form where the exercises will occur.
The parade will start AS close to
o'clock as possible, and all who intend
to enter should be on hand at court
house square at 9:30 o'clock. The line
of march will be as follows: Leave
court house square and go south at the
residence of T. H. Caley as far as the
Catholic church, thence east to Main
street, north on Main street to Evens
hardware store, thence west to west
side of court house, thence south to
First street and thence east on First or
depot street to platform where the ex
ercises will occur. The Columbia
chorus will "sing "Columbia" after
which C. A. Dickey will make a short
address. The "Star Spangled Banner"
2i30 P. M.Prof. Fox. the celebrated
equilibrist, in "up-side-down" per
&50 P. M.Prof. LaDare. famous bal
ance trapeze performer.
P. M.Negro Quartette.
3:80 p. M.~"Imperial Trio" of acrobats.
4SG* 0 p. M.Boj s" Foot Race.
4:00 P. M.Girls' Basket Ball Game,
e.ast of Jesmer's department store.
4:15 P. M.Egg Race.
short distance from the
well at the time. She saw her hus
band start down and after he had gone
down a few feet she heard him fall,
and rushing up to the well discovered
that her husband had fallen to the bot
tom of the well, a distance of over fifty
feet. The alarm was quickly given
and neighbors at once ran to the rescue
of the unfortunate man, but it was
quickly discovered that he was prob
ably beyond all hope of ever being
rescued alive, as the well was found to
be full of deadly gas which had over
come Williams the minute he got be
low the surface, and one or two in
halations of the fatal fumes caused him
to relax his hold on the ladder and fall
to his death.
A lantern was lowered in the well
and it went out when down only ten
feet from the top. Efforts were at
once made to recover the body and'
ropes and tackle were secured, but the
gas was so deadly that the men could
hardly work over the top of the well
long enough to get the body out.
They remained at their sorrowfnl task,
however, and the body was soon
brought up.
The sudden death of the }Oungxman
could hardly be realized by his rela
tives and friends, and the shock was
a most hard one to bear.
Short funeral services were held at
xhe hoxne of the deoeasoel a* B:30 A- ftf.,
Sundaj. after which the funeral pro
cession proceeded to Princeton where
the funeral ser ices ere held at the
German Lutheran church by Rev.ning
Stamm. Tne interment was at the
German Lutheran cemeterx in Prince
M.Fat Man's Race.
5 0b p. M. Glased Pig.
5:lp P. M. Free-for-all Foot Race.
5:30 p. M. Greased Pole. Prof. LaDare
,f in balancing trapeze performance.
6:30 P. M.Band Concert.
7:00 p. M."Imperial Trio" of acrobats.
"7-39 P. M.Prof. Fox, in Irish Jigs,
Ree.ls and balancing on hands.
3:00 p. M.Negro Quartette.
#:15 p. M.Negro Comedians.
8:30 p. M.Negro Dancers.
9:30 p. M.Fireworks.
The parade it is expected will be
quite an attraction in itself and it is to
be hoped that all will take an interest
in it and help make it a success. The
formation will be as follows:
Officer of the Day.
Company G.
Princeton Band.
Columbia Float.
G. A. R.
Civic Societies.
Fire Department.
Citizens in Carriages.
The float with "Columbia and herour
Children" will be a pretty feature and
Mrs. C. A. Caley, Miss Huse and Mrs.
J. J. Skahen are working hard to make
it a success. While the float is passing
the platform en" route north on Main
street the chorus will sing "America."
It will be seen by the program of
shorts and amusements that there will
attractions, every hour of tkp. day
Avdrntil time for the grand aisplay of
fireworks in the evening. The twin
city attractions are the best that could
be secured and the afternoon and e\ e
program ought not to lack for in
teresting features.
The committee that wJl look after
the parade features, and the sports and
amusements will consist of J. J.
Skahen. L. A. Dickej. D. W. Spauld
ma, R. F. McClellan and G. F. Wright.
The Princeton band ha arranged for
dancing at the opera house afternoon
e\ening and the bo\s promise all a
good time.
Princeton will do its oest to enter
tain the crowd on the Fourth and e^ erj
bod is expected to act as a committee
to entertain the sruests in a proper
Remembered by Their Children.
There as a happy gathering of the
Steeves familj at the old home in Ger
man} last Sundaj, the occasion being
the sixty-sixth birthda\ of Mrs. Aaron
Steeves, and her children tendered her
a ery happj surprise b} going to the
old home during the absence of Mr.
and Mrs. Steeves at camp meeting.
The} took possession of the house and
put everything in preparation for a
good time at home. The table was set
for supper and when Mr. and Mrs.
Steeves returned home it was indeed a
great surprise to them to find so many
of their children, grandchildren and
great grandchildren present.
The table was very prettily decorated
with white roses and the spread was a
tempting one. All sat down and enjoyed
themselves at the birthday supper after
which the remainder of the day was
spent in social pastime, music being
furnished by Mr. Jesmer's gramophone.
Of the twelve children of Mr. and
Mrs. Steeves eight were present, seven
of them being married and had their
families with them. In the gathering
there were nine grandchildren and four
great grandchildren present. The
family group consisted of thirty-two
persons. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens were
remembered by their children and their
The four who were
not present live outside the State and
were unable to be present.
The Drought Broken.
The long dry spell which promised a
poor outlook for some of the crops was
broken last Tuesday by a good intro
ductory shower of a few minutes which
started in the middle of the forenoon
and the rain came down quite hard for
a few mintes, enough to settle the thick
dust and to brighten up and refresh
the parched grass and crops. There
was a heavy fall of rain at supper time
and there were frequent showers dur
ing the evening, accompanied by some
sharp lightning. There was a baby
shower Saturday night, but it only
lasted a few minutes.
ST. PAUL, Minn.. June 30, 1903.
Don't put too much faith in political
yarns you hear at this stage of the
game. This is the summer season, and
a good share of the political stories
afloat are fish stories only. Most of
them are wafted from summer resorts
where politicians have been fishing.
Because Brother Heatwole and Capt.
Whitnej were in the Northern editor
ial excursion together rumors of a hard
and fast alliance between the fn are
current. Because Ra} Jones and Dan
Shell went camping together it is hint
ed that Nobles county is for Jones for
governor. Because Governor Van Sant
spoke to Moritz Heim on the streets of
St. Paul it is stated that Heim is his
candidate for attorae} general. Be
cause Robert Jamison is trying to raise
bigger potatoes on his farm than John
Lind has on his it is asserted that the
judge will run for congress next} ear.
Now these things are not necessarily
true because of the strong circumstan
tial evidence. You cannot always judge
by appearances. David M. Clough was
once seen talking with a bishop, but he
did not join the church.
One hundred automobiles are li
censed in St. Paul. Keep away from
here if you value your happy life.
Talk is rife that Dr. Geo. H. Bridg
man, the popular president of Hamline
University is to be made a bishop in
the Methodist church. If this is true
the church is to be congratulated.
The State of Missouri has paid high
tribute to Minnesota by sending to the
State superintendent for plans for high
school buildings to be used as models
in that state. All the states recognize
lead in all matters pertaining to
Word has been received from former
State Treasurer A. T. Koerner now
in Hamburg. Mr. Koerner says that
his good wife and himself had a pleas
ant voyage across the water and areAdmired
enjoying a delightful visit ki the
Fatherland. ~"T^S'vnf
bV" a'
Fourth of July so long as there is a boy
in America who had a,pa,triotic lather
Julius Schmall was in the city to-da}
and denies all the stories that are cur
rent as to his being a candidate for
State offce
The supreme court finished the April
calendar to-da} and will clean up all
decisions b\ August first and tcke a\w
months' rest. Some people think a su
preme court job a snap. It's not so.
The justices are the hardest worked
men in Minnesota. The} have to listen
to ch'} legal arguments three months
at a clip, thiee cases a da}, read the
briefs submitted in 200 cases, look up
the authorities in each case, rite the
opinions and then take the cussing of
e\ ery man in the State who disagrees
with the opinion. In this connection it
might be well to add that an attempt
will be made to displace Judges Lo\ ely
and Brown, and perhaps Judge Lewis.
But I ish to go on record as predict
ing that all three of these able and up
right jurists will be renominated at the
Republican State convention without
serious opposition.
Say, my friend, just take your time
Don be in a hurry'
If your goin' to run or climb
Don't get in a flurry,
Hold your hosses just go slow,
For there's lots of time you know,
You'll lose your breath before you go,
If you fret and worry
Know'd a feller onct who just
Was alius in a stew.
Never took a mite of rest
And grudged the same to you,
Wasted all his strength by ]ing
And never did a blessed thing,
All I heard him do was sing
What he was going to do
Taint no use in burnin' out
Your axle grease in worry,
Nor any sense in fiyin about
Forever in a hurry,
L'\ noticed men who gets ahead
Most ginnerly is them 'ats hed
The sense to take^heir time instead
Of bein' in a hurry.
Bob Jamison is beyond question the
slickest manipulator of political wires
in the State of Minnesota. Certainly
he moves in a mysterious way his wire
pulling to perform. If the truth were
known it would be found that Bob fur
nishes a great deal of the grist for the
Globe's political mill, that the esfollowing
trangement between men who are bit
terly opposed to Gov. Van Sant. is di
rectly traceable to the foxy BOTD, that
Sammy T. Johnson never makes a move
without first consulting Robert, that at
Bob's instigation every oil inspector%
every boiler inspector and *ev$*y-ap^
pointive officer under the governor is*
industriously laboring to promote and**
cultivate third term sentiment, that
the opposition to the renomination of
Treasurer Block and Secretary Hanson
originated in Bob's fertile brain and is
being used as a club to bring those gen
tlemen into line for Van Sant. Bob is
a dandy in his way, but the boys are
getting onto his sinuous curves.
rioiseleSS" sp,
German 3Iethodist Camp Meeting.
The camp meeting of the German
Methodists of the Clearwater circuit
which was held in the gvo\ near the
German Methodist church in Germany
beginning last Thursda} and closing
Monda} of this week was a great suc
cess and was well attended. Sunday
as a big da} and there were o^ er 200
people present at the morning and
afternoon meetings, and there was con
siderable interest manifested in all the
meetings. There were several minis
ters from Minneapolis and St. Paul
present, among them Presiding Elder
W. A. Weise of Minneapolis, Rev. C.
L. Lenert of Central church, Minne
apolis, Rev. J. Brauer, of the North
church, Minneapolis, Rev. Preine of
the First church, Minneapolis, Rev.
Jacob Berger of the First church, St.
Paul, Rev. Schultz of Charles City,
Iowa, and Rev. Knauf,of Clearwater, the
circuit preacher. Rev. Schnitzger of
Minneapolis, one of the veteran preach
ers of the circuit, was also present.
He lived at New Ulm at the time of
the Indian outbreak and removed'to
this part of the State in 1863 and had
charge of the church at Germany for
some time. Rev. J. G. Bauer of Min
neapolis was also the resident minister
at this place for some time, his pastor
ate dating back many years ago.
The camp meeting closed Monday
evening. There was communion and
reception of members in the morning,
followed by a love feast and quarterly
conference, and closing with a service
in the evening. The services were
mostly in German. Sunday afternoon
the services were in English, Rev.
Gratz preaching.
It is the intention to make the camp
meetings an annual occurrence.
and Praised by Litchfield People
A Great Show.
Campbell Bros.' circus wjiich will
exhibirat Princeton July 9th is highly
of other towns
where the show has exhibited. The
Litchfield Review sajs: "The circus
arrived from Granite Falls in the early
morning hours and the usual crowd was
attracted to the cars tow itness the pro
cess of unloading. The tents wrere
pitched on the railroad right of way
est of the depot and on both sides of
the track. One of the best features of
the entertainment was watching the
progress of the ork
"A little after ten o'clock the parade
formed and mo^ ed down the principal
streets. It as an interesting proces
sion and the large crowd which con
gregated to watch it was quite agree
abh ^surprised. There were two full
bands in the parade, besides a steam
colliope. The latter was the best of
the kind ever heaud here.
"The show gave two performances,
and both of them were well attended,
although the afternoon show had the
largest crowd. The performances gave
general satisfaction. Ever} thing moved
with rapidity and there were no dull
waits, every moment being full of in
"The Campbell Bros, have a nice
clean show and they pride themselves
upon allowing no fakirs to follow them.''
One day only at Princeton. Thursday,
July 9th.
Milaca Benedicts.
Last week two of Milaca's prominent
citizens became benedicts and will
know the life of single blessedness
no more. Dr. H. P. Bacon went to
Burbank, Minn., and claimed as his
bride Miss Phoebe Stauffer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stauffer of that
place. Dr. Bacon wished to surprise
his friends at Milaca and on his return
he left his bride at Pease -and sent a
rig after her, expecting to steal a march
on his friends, who however discovered
his intentions and the doctor was
obliged to face the music.
Fred Warren, one of the popular
landlords of the Arlington hotel, went
to Duluth and was married to Miss
Becker of Cloquet.
Loaded Down With Fish.
Guy Ewing and Ben Grant drove up
to Vineland last Saturday and spent
Sifhday fishing at White Fish lake,
near Vineland. They caught eighty
six fish from 10 A. M. to 6 p. M. and
When they pulled in the fish were still
the trolling hooks with their,
mouths open. They caught one pick
erel that weighed thirteen pounds.
One great big fellow swallowed both
hooks. It-made a gulp at one and-then
tackled the other which was near by.
Among the catch were quite a number
of good bass. The lucky fishermen
drove^ome Monday "loaded dowruf^ith,
fish which they passed around among*
their friends.

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