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ft"*ry gvy ayff^ R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 01.00 per Tear. ^^0 ^w Mr** Mf \h iH ifc Hi Vto \l/ \ti \h to to to to ti to to tit tit tit ti tit to I CITIZENS STATE BANK. (INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, fllNNESOTA. Collecting and Paid Up Capital Surplus, i BANK O PRINCETON. I Insurance. J.J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. Does a General 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. For Maps, Prices, and any other information, write to M. S. RUTHERFORD, Land Agent. Princeton, Minn. Princeton Mercantile Co. Commercial Hotel, COMMERCIAL HOTEL COMPANY, Proprietors. 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. FARMERS TRAD .SOLICITED. BUY I in the aj that can buy right BUY 4. .it the tune v. hen you can buj right and BUY at *he place wlieie joacan buj light I YOU CAN I buj right if you buj for cash andjou I can buy light AT all tunes if ou buj at I R. D. BYERS,! I Dealer in general merchandise, agent for Pratt' perfumes and toilet articles patterns. and flcCall Bazaar & $30,000 g 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. wwwwwww Banking Business $ Farm and Village Loans. *wwwvwvwwwvvvw%w 4 4 Exclusive Agents for PRINCETON BRICK. CAPACITY 20,000,000. ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS. PoStoffce Address, Brickton, Minn. ^^S^^S^'-S--5'-S--S--S--S "-S ua-^-^t^A^-^ A-^-Af&j ^^0^^*0^^*^^**^^*0^*J (II T. H.HOWARD & CO. Real Estate Agents Office o\er Sjobloiu & Olson's, Main Street Pimceton Minn I Geckler's Meat Market, A. Qeckler, Prop. Princeton, Minn Choice Meats Both Fresh and Salted alwajs on hand Fish, Poultry, Oysters and Game in season. Highest market price paid for Hides and Furs. @HUWHHWWWUW8 TAR ASDJEATHERS. Charles Colburn and Mrs. Geo. Far-L. well of Spencer Brook Tarred and Feathered. An Angry Mob Performed the Cer- emony at Charles Colburn's House Saturday Night. The quiet and peaceful precincts of Spencer Brook were treated to a sensa tion last Saturday night in which tar and feathers figured very conspicuously, while the dramatis personel of the noc turnal surprise party were Charles Col burn, Mrs. Geo. Farwell and a party of ten or fifteen farmers and farmers' sons of the Brook, whose names are to be found in the Spencer Brook blue book, but who have not been rushing into print, nor leaving their cards at the UNION office. While the agriculturists of the Brook were sleeping the sleep of the just late Saturday night the tar and feather party equipped with a liberal allowance of tar and feathers, and a white ash brush proceeded to the farm house of Charles Colburn, and rapped erj A ig orousiy on the door. There lh es in the house Mr. Colburn and children and also Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. Farw ell and children, but Mr. Farwell was not home at the time. When Mr. Colburn heard the noise he went to the door and opened it to see hat the trouble was and the disguised A isitors rushed into the house and took Colburn stripped him of all clothing and bound him. Thej next went to an adjoining room where Mrs. Farwell was sleeping and took her, placed her in a dishabelle condition and bound her. and they placed her beside Colburn and then the committee proceeded to give each 'a liberal coat of tar and feathers and leaving the man and woman in their nude and betarred and befeathered condition thej left without making any explanation The trouble started back some time ago. and the little spark that burst into an angrj flame first became no ticable shortly after Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Farw ell moi ed into a small shack across the river in Wyanett. When the oman moved there her reputation was under a cloud, as it is sakl that she and her husband left Foreston with am thing but the highest testimonials of good character. Soon after moung to Wyanett the place thej occupied be came known as one of a en unsav or} and disreputable character, and became such a nuisance that the people forced them to acate. Thej did so bj mov ing across the rher and their little shack was nailetl up along side of the farm house of Chas. Colburn last fall, and neighbors saj the place became an ej esore and one of erj questionable character. Two weeks ago Colburn's wife was committed to the insane hos pital, and this seems to have brought matters to a crisis. A few resolved to administer a punishment that usuallj means disgrace and expulsion from a community, and judging from reports it was done with neatness and dispatch. It is said that the woman begged hard to escape the punishment that was to be meted out to her, and promised to leave the countrj and ne\ er return, but it seems the tar and feather brigade did not wish to waste time and material and gave her a plentiful allowance. It is said she has left Spencer Brook for good. SIDEWALK COMMITTEE REPORT. The Sidewalk Committee Points to a Lot of Bad Places in the Sidewalks. The question of good sidewalks is getting to be one in which pedestrians are taking a great deal of interest, and they are awaiting some kind of favora- 5 PEINCETON,MIILE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1903. ble action by the village council. At a decent meeting of the council the committee on sidewalks, consisting of S. Libby, T. H. Caley and M. S. Rutherford made a report in which they gayealist of the sidewalks that need rebuilding and repairing, and the fol lowing is the list: Along east side of Main streetFritz Moey, new walk. $40: S. P. Woodman, repairs, $10: alley crossing at Long's residence, $10: Tuttle property, re pairs, $10: S. Long, repairs, $10:"chas. Berthiaume. new walk, $50. West side of Main streetHugh Brown, repairs, $20: Mrs. Newton, re pairs at Jones Bros.' store, $20 S. M. Byers, new walk, $100: R. D. Bj ers, new walk, $50. Itorth side of Firscourt streetCongrega- house square tiomal church, repairs, $25: new cross ing!from 0 cnurc Priliceton hotel, repairs, $50. SJsuth side of First streetWm. L. Hatch, repairs, $10: E. Mark, repairs, $10| alley crossing between Mark and McCool property John McCool, re pairs, $10: T. H. Calej, repairs, $30 Mrs. M. E. Jones, repairs, $25 John N. Berg, repairs, $50 Abe Orr, repairs, $10 J. M. Cox. repairs, $10. Other impro\ ements ordered were as follows: Dr. Armitage, repairs and new walk at residence, $150: John Brennan. repairs. $40: Louis Larson, repairs, $30: high school, $200: Mrs. Cowles, repairs, $25: B. P. Taj lor. re pairs, $25 Dr. Coonej, repairs, $10. &The committee also recommended a cdpaent walk to be built from the Prince ton laundry south to the corner of Oak street, and estimated the cost to prop ertj owners as follows: S. A. Carew, $50 Mike Carmod\, $50: Mrs. Mather, $50: T. H. Calej, $50: Mrs. Tvoos, $100. The total amount of improvements in repairs and new walks ordered or rec ommended bj the sidewalk committee amounted to nearly $1,000 exclusive of the cement walks ordered. The coun cil took no definite or official action at the last meeting on the matter of fix ing the sidew alks, and it is to be hoped at the next meeting that it will take up the matter and proceed-with the neces sary steps to 1m the walks in the il lage repaired where needed. There are several vers bad places, one espec- iallVj the cross walk from the Cong re- gati^aLcimr^^iiop,erty_ to the court house grounds. Several new planks ha\ v, been placed in the walk in front of the Congregational church property by prhate individuals We kick at railroads for having poor road beds, and at farmers for hav ina poor roads, and now let u* do a little kicking at our&eh es for hav ing- a lot of er\ bum walks about tow n. It is up to the coun cil to press the button and let the other fellows do the rest. SHOT WHILE HIMINO. Tragic lieath of a LUoma Boj While Out Hunting. The fourteen-} ear-old son of Mrs. James Marcott of Lh onia, was instantl} killed while hunting. Accompanied b\ a jounger brother, and with a shot gun, he was chasing a rabbit, when in some unaccountable wa\ the gun went oft, the entire charge of shot entering the body from in front. The jounger brother notified his mother and when she reached the spot her son was dead. Mr. Marcott, father of the boj, was killed at Elk River about six ears ago in a runaway accident. Another Pioneer Gone. Early on Mondaj morning, at the res idence of Mrs. Florence Sanborn in the town of Baldwin, Mr. Thomas Core fell asleep to awaken no more in this world. He had been in feeble health for sev eral ears past and his demise was not unexpected. Brief services were con ducted at deceased's late residence by Re^s. Jas. R. Steenson of the Princeton Congregational church on Tuesday af ternoon, and the remains were laid A THING O BEAUTY AND USEFULNESS AND A JOY FOREVER. With the completion of the beautiful and substantial three hundred feet red sandstone platform which extends the entire length of the new depot, and the construction of the water pipes to carry the water from the roof into the well at the railway pumping station, together with a few finishing touches here and there about the building and grounds, the handsome new station more attractive than ever, is the cynosure of all ejes, and the traveling public cannot help but join with the people of Princeton in admiration and appreciation of this the best and prettiest depot anywhere in the State outside of the twin cities and Duluth. alongside those of his wife in the pretty little Baldwin cemetery. Scores of de ceased's old friends and neighbors from Spencer Brook, Wyanett, Baldwin and Princeton were present to pay their last sad tribute of respect to the mem ory of him who in life was respected and loved for his many good qualities of head and heart. Thomas Core was bora in the city of Glasgow. Scotland. September 15th. 1824. He emigrated to the United States in 1854. and settled in Spencer Brook two years later. In 1870 he was married to Mrs. Eunice Howard: she died four ears ago last spring. Mr. Core resided on the old homestead in Wj anett until about twelve years ago when he removed to Princeton, where he remained for a short time, and then he and his wife made their home with their daughter, Mrs. Florence Sanborn, in Baldwin. At the breaking out of the civil war Mr. Core volunteered his services in defense of the flag of his adopted country but was rejected on account of physical disabilities: later he was drafted but was again rejected for the same reason. Mr. Core was a well-read and well-informed man, one with horn it was a pleasure to talk and discuss the issues of the day. He was ever lo\ al to his friends and his country and kind and considerate to his famih and his neighbors. Peace to his ashes. Potatoes Down. The market for potatoes in the twin cities last week took a sudden drop of from fifteen to wentj-five cents, and potatoes were selling down as low as thim -five cents. The market in Chi cago dropped down tofortj cents at the close of the week. This was caused by the hea\ receipts from all points, as the southern markets are now putting all the potatoes they have onto the markets. The potatoes are perishable and stock must be moved at once and heav receipts am one daj or on a suc cession of da\ will bear down the mar ket quite perceptiblj. It is expected that before the Minnesota spuds begin to move in great numbers that the market will improve some. The early crop how ever, will not bring the high prices e\pected earh in the season, but will sell at a jirice which will net the raisers a good profit. As to the late potato market no man can tell, not even the erj wise looking buj ers and dealers who would give many dol lars if they could. General conditions point to a fair price for the late crop. Further than this no one can tell much about prices. Stormj W eather. This section was put on the anxious seat for a few minutes last Mondaj night just before supper time when threatening clouds began to gather in the west and northwest and take on the cj clonic or tornado creations. Great banks of clouds were immng with ominous swiftness and in all di rections, but the cloud snarls were un tangled without any serious storm. There was a little wind, but not to amount to am thing. Just before mid night a hard electric storm came up and the lightning was something ter rific for a short time. No damages from the storms were reported, though there were se\ eral rumors about late in the evening and on Tuesday morning. It was circulated that St. Cloud had been struck bj a cj clone Monday even ing, but such proved to be a fake. The place had a good hard blow. Some one started the rumor Tuesdaj morning that Duluth and Brainerd had been hit by the storm but these rumors proved but miths. A Boy and Matches at Big Lake. A boy with matches in a hay mow caused a $13,000 fire at Big Lake this week. Three barns on the J. Putnam farm were destroyed. The loss was partiallj* covered bjT insurance. VOLUME XXVII. NO. 33. MMMKMHMf MINNIES THMS. ST. PAUL, Minn.. July 28,1903. The national Forestry convention meets in Minneapolis Aug 25. J* $- Gov. Van Sant has been notified that the Commercial Telegraphers Union of America will hold its 1904 convention in St. Paul. J* The board of control has moved into the House of Representatives at the State capitol. 'Twill be more conveni ent for Bob Jamison and Jim Martin and the administration push generally. 5* The dairy and food convention was a glorious success. It gave three vali ant whoops for pure whisky and lots of it. Some honest fariner-folk want ex perts in the dairy department. Natur ally some of the present inspectors are opposed to the idea. I- -l- $- J. B. Kelly of Dakota county is being mentioned already as a very likely can didate for speaker of the next house. Examiner Sam Johnson no longer manifests the deep concern in State politics which he did last winter. He knows his goose is cooked and he is right. & Friends of Judge Collins here declare that the mention of his name in con nection with the governorship is en tirely without his approval. This was generally understood at the time Mr. Fullerton and others stained the boom for the judge. .J* Julius Schmall saj Redwood county will have the banner crops in the State this year. .j. .j. Here's hoping that Auditor Iverson will not be afraid of Tom Lowry when the State board of equalization meets. A Little Falls man wants the auditor to gi\ him a bountj because he has had'^se^en sons in a row." But the State cannot very well encourage this infant industrs. 4- The blue book for 1903 is out at last and can be secured from the Secretary of State. It is a sjxlendid volume of reference and contains a wealth of in formation concerning State matters. Flat rents in St. Paul are to be raised again Sept. 1st. '"because of the high price of coal last inter.'" Any excuse is bad enough. Wonder the owners didn't allege the crime of '73 as the real reason. Everj citizen in Minnesota regrets even the rumor that the State board of control is dabbling in politics. 4* *S* Judge Jamison to-daj refused to deny the rumor that he might be a candidate forgo\ernor. The people will eftect ualljr denj it for him. It is said that Prof. Tucker will be reinstated as principal of the agricul tural college. It is to be hoped so. The regents can hardly afford to crip ple the schools' usefulness bjr a bitter controversy. starting *2* The State capitol commission has in instituted condemnation proceeding to secure all the land in front of the new State capital needed for proper boule varding. J* 4* 4* The St. Paul carnival is now onthe biggest fake of its kind ever pulled off. *5* 4 The State has won the famous Bluff ton case and the Northern Pacific must put a depot back at Bluffton and stop its trains there. The supz*eme court says a railroad is supposed to serve the public, not its own convenience. 5* How ridiculous some of the tax ab stracts are. According to the return of the auditors there is not a cent of money in the cities of Rochester or Granite Falls. This same thing- will no doubt be found in reports from other counties. MINNIE. New Barn Destroyed by Lightning. During the storm last Monday morn ing lightning struck the new barn of Svenum Johnson in Greenbush and the building was totally destroyed by fire. One horse that was in the barn at the time was burned and twenty tons of hay were also consumed. The barn was struck about two o'clock and while burning it lit up the country for miles around. None of the other farm build ings were damaged. Mr. Johnson had just completed the barn and had not placed any insurance on it, so that his loss is a total one. Sale Barns and Yards Improved. The improvements that have been made to the buildings and yards of the E. Mark Live Stock Co. have made a great change in the appearance of that busy trading point. The barn has been lined up with the street, and re modeled and painted.