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agent for Pratt's perfumes and i
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Collecting and Farm and
Insurance. Village Loans.
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T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r.
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. 5
For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
write to
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
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.
Mercantile Co,
Princeton, Hinn.
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.
Agents for
CAPACITY 20,000,000.
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Choice Meats
Both Fiesh and Salted ahvajs on hand
Fish, Poultry, Oysters
and Game in season.
Highest market price paid for -s
Hides and Furs.
The Board of County Commissioners
Meets and Saws a Lot of the
County Wood.
Tax Budget. Road and Bridge Appro=
priations, and iluch Other
Business Attended To.
The board of county commissioners
met in regular session last Monda}. the
first meeting since last March and there
was an anxious lot of citizens from
many parts of the county present to see
the board and be heard on A arious mat
All members of the board were pres
ent, and the} settled down in their
places at the table as if intent on trans
acting a lot of business that had ac
cumulated dmnng[their absence. There
was nothing of am consequence done
before dinner, but after dinner several
delegations were present to appear be
fore the board.
L.W. Somen ille of Rochester. Minn,
who is opening a
fine stock farm north
of the Thompson ranch, was present
and began addressing the board on the
changing- of the new road being made
bv his farm. Mr. Somen ille wanted
the road changed some so it would line
up better with his building sand fences,
but as the contract was let last fall and
much of the work was done bv the con
tractors, the board could not see how
the load could be changed at the pres
ent time.
Chas. A. Ness and O. J. Overb} came
down from Milaca to get some pointers
from the board regarding road matters.
A petition for anew road running north
through Milaca and Page townships
and into Morrison county was granted
some time ago and the chairman of the
board of supen isors of Milaca township
had informed Mi. Ness that there was
no monej to do am work on the road.
Mr. Ness thought it strange that the
countj board would order a new road
and men expect the township to bear
all the expense of building and keeping
the road in shape. He was informed
that township supenisors were ex
pected to take care of all roads in their
townships with what tax thev voted
f-rc with wLat applanations aj*e made
b\ the eountv board, and the board said
Milaca township was alw a} well re
membered. Chairman Deans informed
Mr. Ness that he would see that the
town board put some monev on the new
road. Farmers had donated land for
the road and paid their taxes and the}
wanted to see some work done on the
new highw a}.
A petition tor a change the count}
road Imining through sectiont six and
affecting the lands of Jos. Wolf and A.
W. Burk was presented. The petition
asks that the road be changed to run
from the center of section six in the
town of Princeton west to a point in the
center of present road, tw enty-nine rods
east of east end of bridge across West
Branch of Rum river and connect with
present Milaca-Princeton road. The
petitioners claim that the town of
Princeton 1 efuses to laj out anj work
or mone\ on the road as it is at pres
ent, and by making the change in the
road in this place there will be enough
of it to cause the Princeton town board
to keep it repair. The board ap
pointed a committee composed of
Dean Peterson and Shaw to examine
the proposed route and report.
Harold Mudgett and C. A. Taft pre
sented a road petition to the board,
praying for a road straight north from
Milaca up the east side of Rum river to
Co\e, a distance of about twentj-se-v en
miles, and which would shorten the
present road o\er seven miles. Mr.
Taft. who is anew settler and is located
four miles east of Page, addressed the
board on the proposed new road and
stated that there were many new set
tlers in that section who were greatly
in need of roads, and that many more
settlers would locate there if the road
was built. Considerable outside assist
ance would be secured towards the con
struction of the new road. The petition
bore the signatures of 127 signers.
A petition for a new school district
out ot parts of sections 39 and 40-27, was
presented by L. W. Somen ille and
others. The petition was laid o\ er.
S. S. Sanford was before the board
regarding the repairing of the Sadley
bridge on the West Branch. The
bridge has been condemned for along
time and there is urgent need of its im
pair. It is claimed that $200 in repairs
will place the bridge in passable condi
tion for ten years if properly looked
Jas. Robertson, John Teutz and Peter
Olson were before the board Tuesday
seeking assistance from the county for
the construction of some ditches running
north and south of the main traveled
road east and west from the center of
section twelve in Greenbush. At a
creamery meeting held in that section
recently the matter of good roads came
up and it was suggested that if the
county would aid in building the ditches
to drain the road that the farmers
would see that the road would be placed
in good condition and kept up. Com
missioner Shaw said the road was a
verj important one and ought to be put
in good condition.
A protest signed bj O. A. Ladin,
chairman of the town board of South
Harbor, and others, was read to the
board bj County Auditor Whitnej.
The protest was against the action of
Commissioner Norton in expending am
monej on the county road in that tow n,
the work on which he recently ad^ er
tised for bids. The Ladin, et al., pro
test claimed that the road was for the
benefit of a few private indh iduals. but
inasmuch as the road is an old county
road and Commissioners Libby and
Pqterson had examined the same, the
bo^rd deemed the protest not just pat,
but on motion of Commissioner Shaw,
Norton was appointed a committee of
one to inquire into the grie%ances of
the signers to the South Harbor '-Round
The commissioners allowed the bill
of Matt Ross of Vineland, the constable
who brought down the crazj man from
Vineland last fall. Mr. Ross' bill was
presented to the board last January but
was laid o\ er because there was no
transcript ot the case from the justice's
court. Mr. Ross' bill amounted to $17.50,
which was cheap enough for driving
from Vineland alone with a craz\ man.
A petition from O. A. Ladm and
others at Co\ for $200 for a road at
that place, was rejected.
O. N. Peterson of district No. 2 peti
tioned the board to be set oil into dis
trict No. 7. as he sajs his children are
obliged to traA el SBA en miles to school.
Chas. Malone asked for an abatement
of taxes on property destroyed b\ fire
at Foreston, but the board could not
grant the petition, as the building was
not destroyed bj lire until after the
assessment was made.
The board recehed the statement of
uncollected personal property taxes,
amounting to $14-5.20. the sheriff hav
ing reported collections amounting to
$117 84. Se-\ eral A doubtful ones
were stricken from the list while cita
tions will be ordered for those whom
tht ooa-d tllliite5~-al3tertcrpa^vw.
The board was waited upon b\ a com
mittee of the G. A. R. and asked to ap
propriate $800 toward the construction
of the G. A. R. monument at the bunal
lot in Oak Knoll, but the board could
not see its a\ clear to make the ap
propriation at this tim
James Warren oi Onamia was named
naMgation commissioner for MilleLacs
county pursuant to chapter ,579 of the
session laws of 190.5. which pi oxides
that when a na\igable lake is located
in three or more counties the commis
sioners of each court} must appoint a
member of the commission. The com
missioners hold for a term of two ears,
the regular term beginning at the time
of appointment in Januan l')05. The}
sen without pa} and gh a bond for
$500 each, and their dut} is to main
tain or impio^e navigation in such lake
and to promote the public health and
welfare and to establish and maintain
a uniform height of water. The com
mission has the power to acquire b}
gift, purchase or condemnation pro
ceedings ant\ dam or dams or lands
adjacent to the lakes, over which they
have control. The commissioners must
reside within fh miles of the lake.
Another appointment made under
the pnn isions of the new laws was that
of Commissioner Libby as vice chairman
of the board.
The board agreed on the following
tax budget for purposes of taxation:
Re\enue $10 000
Poor fund a 000
Eoad and bridge 6 000
Court house bonds, inteiestand sink
ing fund 1000
Rulioad bonds mtei-est and sinking
fund 2 500
Oie mill school tax 2 000
Total &> 500
The total real and personal valuation
of Mille Lacs county will amount to
about $2,000,000 this year, and this will
make a count} tax of about tw eh mills,
tD which must be added a State tax of
about two mills. The tax will be sev
eral mills lower than last ear.
The road and bridge appropriations
were made as follows: $500 each to
Princeton, Greenbush. Borgholm, Mil
aca, Milo and Bogus Brook. The Fifth
district (the lake towns) got $250. and
the board appropriated $1,000 to be
used on the lake road from the south
line of Page township north to the lake
in the discretion of the board.
An appropriation of $300 was made
by the board for fixing up and repair
ing the interior of the court house, and
if necessary a further appropriation
will be made. The board adjourned
esterday afternoon to Sept. 2.
The Minnesota raspberry has made
its appearance and the ripe, red ber
ries are as luscious as ever. The crop
is a good one.
It Comes to firs. Olive R. Barker on
Last rionday, Her Wedding
Dies in Denver==Funeral in Princeton
To-Morrow Forenoon at Con=
gregational Church.
Friends of Mrs. Olh R. Barker were
notified b} telegraph Monday of her
death at Dem er, Colorado, on that day,
death resulting from hemorrhage in
duced b} tuberculosis from which she
had suffered for a long time. Mrs.
Barker had made her home at Greeley.
Colorado, since leaving Princeton but
was stopping- at the home of Moses Jes
mer in Denver at the time of her death.
Death must have come rather unex
pected, as Mrs. Barker had written to
relatives in Cambridge, and to friends
in Princeton, but a few davs prior to
her death.
The bod} was pi epared for shipment
to Princeton, and will airne here this
afternoon. Senator Barker and wife
drove over from Cambridge Tuesday
and made preparations for the funeral
which will bp held at the Congrega
tional cbu'eh to-nioriow (Fridav) at
10 A. M.. and tne intennent will oe at
Oak Knoll cemeterv. The pa-tor of
the Union chuich at Elk Riv er will of
fl&iato a* the 4*mral. and the services
at the crave will consist of th*e burial
ritual or the Oide^ of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Barke1'
being the first orth} ma-
tron of Kedron chapter.
Obve R. Baiker wos horr- in Wiscon
sin Aug. 12 W She was theis
daughter of Mi\ and Mrs Samuel Ro=s,
who were imam, the hist settleisto
locate Purceton Mr. Ross being
one of the criminal corpoiators oi the
townsite of Princeton. When hex- pai-
ents located Princeton she was a
small girl, and she gieu to .voung lad}
hood in Princeton She received her
education at Sioux itv. Iowa, and after
graduating returned home and took up
her educational work, which lasted
mam long }ears She taught in the
Princeton school several }ears. and in
1S84 was elected count} superintendent
of schools of Mille Lacs count}, having
the distinction cf being the first ladv
superintendent e^ er elected in the
State. She served as superintendent
of school- for tw eh ears, and she al
wa}s took a great interest in all work
of an educational nature. She wasa
loved and resoected bv all as she had a
kindh and most agreeable nature and
disposition Mis Barker was well read
and was a ouioii of much bredth of
character. She was a member of the
Congregational chuich of Princeton, to
which church she was much attached
because of the fact that her father was
one of the organizers and builders of
the church. During her residence in
Princeton she alwa} took a deep in
terest in church work and in all educa
tional and social doings. For twenty
five ears she was a member of the
church choir, and there was hardh
ever an entertainment but what Mrs.
Barker could be relied on to take some
part if occasion required her to do so.
Mrs. Barker was married to Almon
P. Barker, brother of Senator Barker,
July 13th. 1870, and it was on her twentv
seventh wedding anniversary that she
passed awav. Her husband who in
earl} days taught school and practiced
law in Princeton, died twent} ears
ago in March. He left considerable
property in Princeton at the time of
his death, and Mrs. Barker's share of
the property included Rossmere addi
tion and other propertv in Princeton
which during the last few years has
greatly enhanced in value. Mrs. Bar
ker came back from Colorado and vis
ited friends in Princeton last fall.
oted $5,000 Bonds.
The town of South Harboi recenth
held an election to vote bonds of $3,000
for road and bridge purposes, but the
election was not regular in all respects,
and a second election was held two
weeks ago. at which the sum of $5,000
was voted in bonds for road and bridge
work in that town.
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ST. PAUL, Minn.. July 14, 1903.
The only "big event" of the past
week has been the formal arrangement
of the Van Sant third term movement
in Ramse.v county under the leadership
of Oscar Hallam and Oil Inspector War
ner. Governor Van Sant presumably
does not know about it as he has warned
his appointees to keep away from poli
tics. Judge Jamison however is not
entirely in the dark concerning War
ner's activ ity.
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Bob Jamison is very ax} at the sug
gestion that he cannot deliver Henne
pin county to whomsoever he pleases.
Still he ma.v have a hard time proving
j. .j. .j.
The St. Paul Globe is trying hard to
make out a case against Charley Whit
ney as a candidate for secretary of
State. It's a vain delusion. You will
find the captain doing the biggest
shouting for Peter E Hanson. Mr.
Whitney will be found in the front rank
alwa}s and is destined to serve the
State foi ears to come.
Sam Johnson has been in the east for
a week telling other bank examiners
how he does it in Minnesota. He bet
ter tell them not to get caught in any
such scrape as he did in the Ralph
They are putting bo}s in jail in Min
neapolis for going in swimming in the
clothes God gave them. A city that
will do that is capable of an} cussed
The supreme court threw Fred Ames
down hard, and ma} be he deserved it
at the same time there is an element of
danger in establishing a precedent
hereb} an} honest man may be put
at the mercv of a gang of crooks The
testimony of self-confessed criminals
should not swear awav a man's liberty
except in cases where no doubt of guilt
St. Paul is in the midst oi another
carnival movementostensibly for a
public chant}but in reahtj to give
prominence to a few self-touted men of
genius who manage such affairs with
pompous assininity.
Dr. Bracken sa}s the people of St.
Paul buv milk not fit to throw into a
sewer. That's probabh true. But that
onh line with other ills to which
a big cit.v is heir. A man who will
live in a big cit.v as a matter of free
choice is lost to all hope of redemption.
j. .j.
Judge John L. MacDonald. formerly
congressman from the Third Minnesota
district, died suddenl} on Monday in
Kansas Cit} where he has lived the
past four ears. He was for ears one
of the best known law} ers in Minne
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It is almost a crime to bring up a
child in a big city. If ever} child
could live in the countn the first fifteen
ears of his life we would have a higher
type of American citizenship.
Some of the governor's good friends
get mad if ou sa} he is not looking for
third term. But he himself has said
it. Now who does the governor the
greater injusticethose who say he
spoke the truthor those who intimate
that he did not mean what he said?
According to the new city directory
St. Paul now has a population of 231,-
000. According to the judgment of
conserv ativ men 180.000 is nearer the
correct figure.
'"The next governor will have to be
close to Tom Lown sa}s M. D. Munn.
Well now the people of Minnesota may
hate as much to sa} about that as the
city railwa} compam.
j. j. .5.
The government crop report will be
knocked sk} -high b} Minnesota crops
unless all signs fail. There is no logic
in the claim of only half a crop. There
is eve indication of a verv large gen
eral crop.
St. Paul spent $450,000 on July Fourth.
And yet we send missionaries to the
Good Base Ball Record.
The Blue Hill base ball nine has
made a very good record so far this
season, and out of fourteen games
played the boys have lost but one
game. On the Fourth they played
Santiago and defeated the Santiago
Agricultural Juniors by a score of
eight to nine. The game they played
with Germany in Princeton a week
ago Sunday was won by a score of six
over the Germany lads. Northway and
South as box performers and Fred Mer
gel as catcher have been doing very
good work.
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