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IN TUNE WITH THE WORLD $- We alwa 6 tr\ to keep in tune with the J* woild especiallj Piinceton and vicinity, wheie 4* we sell most of oui Pianos and Oigans The only way to keep in tune is to have a Piano or Organ in the house If you ha\en one, let us sell you one Come and see us in our new quarters i* in the store foimerly used for the rest 100m in the lear of the becunty bank, where we will be pleased to show you oui stock of standaid makes of Pianos and Oigans MRS. ANNIE EWING, g. Adjoining Secunty Bank, PRINCETON MINN 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. $30,000 5,000 A General,Banking Business Transacted Loans Made on Approved Se curity Interest Paid on Time De posits F01 eign and Domest)C Ex change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres. T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres. J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r. Banking Business Farm and Village Loans. wwwwwwwwc Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by ^m^0^*^^%i^^*^^%^*^\i^*^^^0^r^^^^^*^^^*^^^*^^*^^^*^^*^*^*^^^*^^^^r* Exclusive Agents for PRINCETON BRICK. CAPACITY 20,000,000. ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS. Postofnce Address, Brickton, Minn. PRINCETON. I CUSTODY AGAIN. George Howard Behind the Bars Once Hore for Forging a Check and Stealing a Watch. Howard Caught South of Town George Howard is in the toils again, and though precedent is against the statement, it looks like he might re main in custody for an indefinite period, as he is confronted this time with some strong evidence ot his guilt. Ha\ing grown bold from his easy escapesjrom the clutches of the law he at last falls an easy prey to justice and the law and is now but a few short steps in the pro cesses of the law from the State prison where if justice had not miscarried he would have been along time ago. Howard's last chapter in a swift ca reer of crime reads like a dime novel. Howard chose Milaca for his last field of operations and with a forged check and a dead man's watch he does his last criminal stunt for some time to come. He secured a blank check of the Mille Lacs County bank and made it out to his order, signing E. Mark's name to the check. With this easy money getter he did the social act at the saloon ot L. Baxter at Milaca for several days. He was acquainted with Baxter some and Howard found life dead easy at this buffet. He soon owed the house $7 and then Mr. Baxter advanced Howard $25 on the check which was made out for $65. Howard was at the saloon last Sunday and he wanted Baxter's bar-tender, Richard Nelson, to advance the balance of the money on the cheek, but he refused to do so. Howard said that he could get it cashed at the Milaca house, but the bar-tender kept the check. On Monday afternoon How ard was at the saloon and he and Baxter had sev eral glasses during the afternoon. At 5:30 Nelson went to supper and when he returned at six o'clock Baxter was rolling on the floor and frothing at the mouth. Two doctors were present and there was a big crowd present. Baxter lived but a few minutes and the body was removed to his home. After the excitement was over Howard showed up as one of the mourners, and olun teered to sit up ith the corpse pro viding he had company. His services in the death chamber were accepted and Jeff Orton sat up with Howard, but left quite early in the morning, so that Howard was grv en an opportunity to steal Baxter's watch which had been placed in a bureau drawer in the room where the remains wrere. CHAS. GEORGE DIES SUDDENLY. The Santiago Pioneer Dies of Neuralgia of Heart Thursday Night. Charles F. George died very suddenly at his home in Princeton last Thursday night about twelve o'clock, death re sulting from neuralgia of the heart. Mr. George had retired at his usual hour feeling well as ever, and with no signs whatever of the summons of death. He felt a severe .pain in the region of his heart at nine o'clock and called a physician who prescribed for him and left him feeling quite com fortable, but Mr. George awoke about midnight, suffering rfrom another attack and while his wife was in the kitchen to secure something to relieve the pain Mr. George died without a moment's warning. He had been work ing about the house the night before and was in his usual good health. With his wife he spent apart of the evening on the front porch and was chatting PKINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTT, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1903. f-. and Will be Held for the Grand Jury's Indictment. and loking, little thinking that would be the last visit with his wife. The news of his sudden demise was sent to relatives and arrangements made* for the funeral. Mrs. W. L. Babc6ck of Elk River, a sister of Mr. George, and Charles Babcock came up from Elk River at once and assisted in the funeral arrangements. One of the sons, Alonzo George,' who is assistant superintendent of the training school at Red Wing, came up on the after noon train. A short funeral service was held at the house at nine o'clock Saturday morning and the body was taken to Elk River on the morning train where the funeral was held at the home of Mrs. W. L. Babcock at 4:30 in the afternoon, and which was attended by other members of the fam ily and many old friends of deceased from Santiago where he had resided for so many years. The body was taken to SU Cloud and was interred in the cemetery at that place beside the grave of his first wife ho died many years ago. 1 Charles F. George was born in Thet ford, -Vermont, Dec. 2, 1832, and he* came to Minnesota in April, 1856. He spent the summer at Sauk Rapids and in the fall took up a claim in the town of Santiago which he always held as his homestead until last spring when he sold the farm and concluded to spenoV the remainder of his days in comparative quiet and ease. Mr. George was one of the oldest settlers in the town of Santiago, being one of the first settlers to locate in that sec tion. In 1862 he went to Illinois where he remained for two years, and after returning to Minnesota he lived in St. Cloud for two years. In 1877 he went to Kansas and remained two years after which he returned to Minnesota and lived on .his farm until he sold it. During his long residence in Santiago he held various local offices, such as justice of the peace, assessor, etc., and was an enterprising and industrious citien. Mr. George was married in Decem ber, 1855 to Harriett E. Babcock of Vermont. She died on the 23d of April, 1873, leaving five children: Arthur B., Franklin P., Alonza R., Herbert W. and Alice E. Another son died at the age of seven years. The daughter, Mrs. George Reynolds, lives at Fergus Falls Artlu&B. resides at Hampton, Minn., and" Alonzo R. is at "present In North Dakola. The son Franklin is dead. On May 8th, 1874, Mr. George mar ried Harriet E. Minnium of Santiago who survives him. Only a short time ago Mr. George bought the Damon house in Princeton and wras making arrangements to set- tle dowrn Howard left very early in the morning and his theft was soon discovered by a hired eirl who was working at the house and who knew Howard's reputation. Marshal Shockley was notified and took after Howard who started down the railroad track toward Foreston and eluded the officer. When it was found that How ard had stolen the watch the check was looked into and found to be forged. Richard Nelson and Marshal Shockley came down to Princeton on the morn ing passenger Tuesday, bringing the check. A warrant was sworn out for Howard's arrest and in the afternoon Sheriff Claggett received information that Howard was in the vicinity of El lenbaum's north of town. The sheriff and Marshals Newton and Shockly started after the fugitive but he wasthe not captured until eleven o'clock yes terday forenoon when Sheriff Claggett pulled the young criminal from under a bed at the house of Leslie King near Princeton. The sheriff was alone at the time and did not stop to search for the watch. On the way to town he met Marshal Newton and sent him back to look for t,he watch which was found under some clothes near the bed. Howard was arraigned yesterday but waived examination until eleven o'clock to-day. and engage in the business of buying hay, and produce here. Whose Horse is It? Last week Emmet Mark got ''but a writ of replevin and Jiad it served on H. L. Butterfield who lives on Whit ney Brook, and who the week before took a horse from one of Mark's teams while it was enroute to Midland. As the team was being drrv en by Mr. Butterfield's place he came out and-been stated that one of the horses belonged to him, as it was a horse that he had lost a year or so ago and he was soton positive about the horse belonging to him that he induced the boys driving the team to let the horse go. Mr. Butterfield took the horse to his farm and placed it in the barn. As soon as Mr. Mark fpund out about Mr.'Butter field taking the horse he replevined animal, Marshal Newton bringing the horse back. The case was brought before Justice Chad bourne last Friday and continued until September 14th at which time the case will be decided and the horse given to its lawful owner. Mr. Mark is positive the horse is his and says he bought it some time ago of a farmer living east of town, while Mr. Butterfield is equally as positive that the horse is his property. New Townsite of Mille Lacs. Nils Berg and wife wrere down from Isle Harbor last Saturday and spent the day in Princeton. Mr. Berg brought with him the plat of his newher townsite of "Mille Lacs" which he has laid out just west of Cove and which is finely situated on Mille Lacs lake be tween Cove and the Bay View house. County Surveyer Milton surveyed the townsite for Mr. Berg. It embraces fifty-six lots, each lot being 130x60} feet, and four lots to the block. Mr Berg says that everything is on the improvement order at the lake and that the past season has witnessed many improvments of a substantial na ture. More people have been at the lake the past season for outings than ever before and the lake is getting more popular than ever as a summer resort as well as a place for those who wish to settle down and enjoy life as well as get on in the world. "When I first settled at Mifle Lacs lake,-" said Mr. Berg, "my friends thought I was very foolish to locate in UNIO that section permanently, as everybody a few years ago supposed that when the timber about the lake was cutI there was nothing left to induce a man to remain there. Well, I have been there several years and I find that there is much more to that section than pine and hardwood timber. We have one of the finest sections for general growth in the country and when the railroad reaches us, which it certainly will some of these days, we will have something besides a wilderness there. Just keep your eye on Mille Lacs lake." Lightning Strikes E. A. Koss' House. Last Thursday afternoon about two o'clock while a storm was threateniug a heavy bolt of lightning came ot of the heavens with a loud report and struck the residence of E:A. Ross. The bolt entered the house at the peak of the front gable and taking an electric light wire went through the wall, tear ing and burning the lath and ripping off a lot of plaster in the upper cham ber, burning out the entire electric light wiring and meter in the house in the twinkling of an eye. The heavy charge made its exit on^the wires. It ripped off the shingles where in en tered the house and set fire to the tim bers under the roof, .but the fire was extinguished by the crowd that soon assembled at the house. Mrs. Ross was in bed in a room down stairs at the time while Mr. Ross was in the front room directly under the upper cham ber, and the hired girl had just reached the top of the stairway, and was close to the meter when the lightning struck the house. Besides the loud, report and shock the whole house was enof veloped in flames and fumes of the deadly fluid. Mrs. Ross jumped out of bed from the fright caused by the ter rible shock, and Mr. Ross who had just started to get up and go to his wife's room was stunned by the bolt and it took him a few minutes to recover. The hired girl was stunned by the electric shock and fell down the stairs but was not hurt much, though it was miraculous that none of' those in the house at the time were not seri ously hurt, if not killed, as the bolt of lightning was a most severe one. Post master Cordiner was looking out the front window to the postofnce at the time and said that the whole house was wrapped in one sheet of flame. The lorce of th.e-sb.oek -was felt by many at some distance. Tall Cottonwood trees directly in front of the house were not touched at all by the lightning. The damage to the house will amount to about $50. Death of 3Irs. Thos. E. Bronn. After months of suffering Mrs. Thos. E. Brown passed away at her home in Blue Hill early yesterday morning. Her death had been expected for some time, as she had been seriously ill for quite a while. She began failing last spring and with the aid of a strong will and determination not to give up, and a wonderful patience during her long sickness she braved the inevitable much longer than many would have able to do. The funeral will be held to-morrow at the Congregational church in Prince at 10:30 and Rev. Gratz will ofl& ciate. The' funeral will leave the home of deceased at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in Oak Knoll. Mrs. Helen Emily Brown whose fam ily name was Costly, was borrrin Eng land, Sept. 18th, 1847. Whe"n a young lady of twenty she came to this country and settled in New York, where she was married to Mr. Brown. They moved to Minnesota thirty-two years ago and for the past twenty-eight years have resided in Blue Hill. Mrs. Brown was a motherly, sympa thetic womana good wife and a neigh bor who always heeded the cry of dis tress. No children are called upon to mourn her death, and the husband is alone in his affliction. There will be many to miss kind old Mrs. Brown,' hard working and ever ready to lift a burden from the shoulders of the weaker ones who struggled through life with her. Truly it can be said of "Well done good and faithful ser- vant." Trying to Buy Land for the Indians. It is said that there are parties who are trying to obtain land around Mille Lacs lake for the Indians and frequent attempts nave been made of late by these agents of the Indians to buy land from some of the parties who have land in that vicinity for sale, but the land has been refused them. It is claimed that the interested parties have an eye on the cash to the credit of the Mille Lacs Indians and are anxious to get hold of some land at the lake and sell iV. to the red men for a good round margin. The Anderson-Tyler-Pierson orches tra went down to Zimmerman last Fri day to attend the dance at the W.ood man hall and the boys say there was a good attendance and a fine time. VOLUME XXVII. NO. 39. MINNIES THESES. ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept 8, 1903. Practically all the thoroughbred stock sold at the State fair was sold to Minnesota farmers. Thus the fair con tributes vitally to the development of the State. St. Paul hunters come home heavily laden with birds and report the hunt ing to be the best in many years. J Ed Young will announce his candi dacy for attorney general in a short time, so he tells his friends. $- Can any sensible man fail to realize that the merger matter is now in court and therefore out of politics? The total assessed valuation of Min nesota increased ninety per cent and the total taxes increased 120 per cent between 1885 and 1903. St. Paul will celebrate its fiftieth birthday next summer in elaborate style. 5* 4 4* The total assessed valuation of the State for 1903 is over seven million greater than it was a year ago. $- $- Sam Langum, it is said, will sell his paper to the State administration crowd. $- $- Judge Jamison is said to show signs distress. Doesn't he like the idea of retiring to private practice? His pub lic career has been almost entirely one of experiment. $- Sam T. Johnson, failing to earn his salary as bank examiner, has tried hard to do it by collecting crop statis tics. The legislative session held at the fair grounds declared Rosenwald un constitutional. 3 $ General J. H. Baker of Mankato de livered an oration on Alexander Ram sey before the historical society last Friday which should be read by every citizen. It was a magnificent oration a worthy tribute to the Father of the State. *!*4-4. The next campaign in Minnesota, no matter what candidates figure in it, will have no place for men who are on the fence. A St. Paul preacher offers a reward for attendance on church. That's in troducing commercial methods into religion with a engeance. 4. 4. The capitol commission is exerting every effort to complete the new capi tol by Jan. 1, 1905. That's what the people expect, and rightfully. The State oil inspectors have or ganized for purposes of social improve- ment." Principally this means a con tinuance of their jobs as long as pos sible. $- *$- It is said that Joel Heatwole has the best corn crop in Minnesota. Farming seems to suit Joel as well as politics. Hon. Herbert J. Miller, one of the best friends Governor Van Sant has, says he is apposed to a third term as a matter of principle. S. W. Leavett is at his desk again and the board of control is once more doing business. $- The State fair comes out with a clear profit of $50,000. Sixty thousand dol lars will be spent in improvements be fore the next fair opens. $- The board of equalization has at last got down to business and is holding daily sessions. $- Politics certainly make strange bed fellows. The Dispatch is now the offi cial personal, organ of Senator Clapp. $- Ten thousand workers participated in St. Paul's Labor Day parade and made a magnificent showing. $- 4* The death of Senator Al. Ferris was a bitter blow to every man who knew him. He was one of the most influen tial members of the legislature for the past eight years and a political leader of large ability. He had a large army of warm personal friends who will deeply mourn his untimely end. J* $- No member of the last legislature made a greater impression upon all thoughtful people than Representative Frank Clague. He came to St. Paul a practically unknown man, but assumed leadership at once. He Is frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for speaker next session. A better choice could not be made. MINNIE.