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CITIZENS STATE BANK.
I (INCORPORATED) OF PRINCETON, niNNESOTA.
Paid Up Capital
BANK OF PRINCETON.
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General
I Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
Princeton Mercantile Co.1
Come and see us in
our new charters
in the store formerly used for the rest room in
the rear of the Security bank, where we will be
pleased to show you our stock of standard
makes of Pianos and Organs.
MRS. ANNIE EWING,
Adjoining Security Bank,
W. P. CHASE,
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A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change S. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r. I
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,
M. S. RUTHERFORD,
Exclusive Agents for
Foley Bean Lumber
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS.
postoffke Address, Brickton, Minn.
IN TUNE WITH THE WORLD
We always try to keep in tune with the
world, especially Princeton and vicinity, where
we sell most of our Pianos and Organs. The
4* only way to keep in tune is to have a Piano or
4* Organ in the house. If you haven't one, let us
sell you one.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com*
plete Stock of Building Material.
The Methodist Church to be Dedica-
ted Next Sunday With Appro-
Dr. Bridgeman, President of Hamline
University, to Deliver the Ded=
Next Sunday will be a gala day for
the Methodists of Princeton who will
dedicate their new church on that day
and the event will be a great land
mark for Methodism in this neck-o'-the
woods. The day will be given over to
appropriate exercises and services, and
there will be three services one in the
forenoon at 10:30, another in the after
noon at 3 o'clock, and the evening ser
vice that will begin at 7:30 o'clock.
The new building will be in proper
condition for the dedication, and car
penters have been busy the past two
weeks on the inside finish. The audi
torium, lecture room and gallery will
be practically finished, by next'Sunday,
though the pilasters and work about
the altar and choir room will not be
finished. But everything will be com
fortable for those who attend the ser
vices. The furnace will be in working
order and the church will be warmed
should the weather be cool.
Rev. Gratz, and his faithful building
committee who have worked hard to
complete the church for service the
coming winter, are certainly to be con
gratulated on the successful comple
tion of their task, which has not been
an easy one, and they certainly can
point with pride to the beautiful edifice
that stands as a grand testimonial of the
faith and liberality of those who have
in so many ways contributed to the
construction of a church edifice that
will endure for long years to come.
The dedicatory sermon will be
preached by Rev. Geo. H. Bridgeman,
D. D., L. L. D. president of Hamline
university, if he can possibly be pres
ent. Other outside ministers who will
be present will be Rev. Geo. E. Sat
terlee, of Crookston, Minn., former
pastor of the Princeton church, and
Rev. W. H. Easton, of Olivia, Minn.
There will be no services at the Con
gregational chureli on Sundayand Rev.
Jas. Steenson will be present with the
ministerial delegation, and the mem
bers of the Congregational church will
see their Methodist brethren get into
their new church. The program of the
services for the day will be as follows:
Prayer Rev. E C. Clemans
Scripture Lesson Rev. Jas. Steenson
Solo Mrs. Claire Atwell Caley
Sermon Rev. G. H. Bridgeman, D. D., L. L. D.
Solo Mrs. H. C. Cooney
Platform Addresses Rev G. E. Satterlee
of Crookston, Rev. W. H. Easton of Olivia,
and Rev. Jas. Steenson.
Solo Mrs. Kate Farnham
Unveiling of Memorial Windows.
Solo Mrs. H. C. Cooney
Sermon Rev. E. C. Clemans
Solo Mrs. Claire Atwell Caley
Dedication of Church.
A very pleasant wedding was held at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joel
Maggart of Blue Hill on last Saturday
evening at six o'clock when their
daughter, Isabelle Rose, was united in
marriage to Mr. Clifton Cravens of
Princeton. A large gathering of friends
and relatives of the contracting parties
were present. The wedding ceremony
was conducted by Rev. Fr. Levings.
Miss Lillian Willson presided at the
organ and played the wedding march.
Miss Ida J. Maggart, a sister of the
bride, was bridesmaid, while Mr. E.ceived
H. Thompson was best man. The
bridal flowers were bridal roses, white
asters and smilax. The bride's dress
was white mull and the bridesmaid was
dressed in light green mull. After the
ceremony the guests repaired to the
dining room where an excellent wed
supper was served.
The bride is an accomplished and
popular young lady, while the groom is
a well-known Princeton young man
and is assistant bookkeeper in the Cit
izens State bank.
Mr. and Mrs. Cravens have com
menced housekeeping at the Cravens'
homestead. The young couple have
the best prospects for a happy and
prosperous future and their many
friends wish them the best of success.
State Board Raises Live Stock Values.
The State board of equalization has
fixed the value of cattle and sheep as
follows: Cattle, 1 year old, $5 to $6
cattle, 2 years old, $9 and up cows, $12
to $14: oxen, $20 and up other cattle,
$15 and up sheep, all kinds, $1.50 and
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1903.
up. The valuation on Mille Lacs
county cows was raised ten per
cent,' and on all stock listed under the
head of "all other stock" Mille Lacs
county gets an increase of twenty per
When it came to stallions Mille Lacs
county along with Rice county got an
increase of seventy-five per cent.
In two-year-old cattle Mille Lacs
county was jumped up twenty per cent,
while the modest figure of Kanabec
county, were sent up ninety per cent.
Hog valuations were increased in
Mille Lacs county twenty-five per cent.
Wagons, carriages, sleighs and bicy-'
cles received an increase of one-third.
%he board of equalization decided to
assess all personal property in the
State at fifty per cent of its real value.
FAIR POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 5, 6, 7.
Bad .Weather on Opening Day of Fair Re
sponsible for Postponement.
The fair managers could not control
Jupiter Pluvius and as they did not
have any assurance that the weather
would improve in the next few days
they decided to postpone the county
fair until the first week in October, on
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
October 5th, 6th and 7th at which time
they hope for clear weather and a good
time. When Tuesday dawned there
was a great big thick blanket of mois
ture hanging over this part of the
country and it began to leak in a very
nasty and unpleasant way, so that the
managers of the fair decided not to try
bucking the weather, and set the dates
for the fair ahead.
The postponement of the fair has
caused many exhibitors much trouble
and some expense, but there was noth
ing else to do, and everybody will sim
ply have to make the best of it under
Bills have been issued announcing
the postponement of the fair and it is
to be hoped that all will grin and bear
the delay with patience and be ready
when the fair opens in October with
what exhibits they can hold and get
together. It will not do to let the fair
go by default, for if such a thing would
happen the fair association would not
draw any mdre money as State aid
which amounts to quite a nest egg.
Real Estate Transfers.
The following are the real estate
transfers in Mille Lacs county as filed
with Register of Deeds Chapman dur
ing the past tAvo weeks.
E. L. McMillan and wife to David Whit
comb, lot in block 53 of Princeton 527.50
Independent School District of Milaca
No 13 to D. T. Stagleman, lots 7, 8
and 9 in block 10, Second addition to
Edward J. Borhn and wile to Hjalmar
Ortquist, lot 11 block 3, original
townsite of Milaca
Ole Larson and wife to Frank R. Lind
strom, that part of the sw^ of sec. 5
lying north of railroad, Milo 275 00
Andrew Norgren and wife to L. E. Mor
gan, lot 8 in block 1 of Malone's ad
dition to Bridgman 100.00
Timothy Foley et al. to John Foley,
swij of se of section 33, Milo 112 00
Timothy Foley, et al. to John Foley, seM
of ne of section 10, Milaca 150.00
Nils Berg and wife to L. T. Grady,
part of lot 6 in section 15-42-26 con
taining 8.59 acres 1,000.03
Flora L. S. Aldrich and husband to Wil
liam Murray. neM of seH and part of
lot 4 in section 29, South Harbor 1,000.00
Mary H. Cotton to L. J. Greenwald,sw%
of seJ4 and se& of sw?4 of section 24,
ne of nw}4 and lot 3 in section 25,
W. J. Sullivan and wife to P. J. Krog,
lots 3 and 4 and sek of swH of sec
tion 18, Robbins 880.00
Jno. D. Goldsworthy and wife to Peter
M. Carlson. swM of seH of section 13
Northwestern Improvement Co. to Aug
ust B. Johnson and Nels Benson,
the swh of section 33-41-25 Princeton 880.00
Sarah E. Panchot and husband to Al
bert Morehouse, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8 in
block 3 of Jerrard's addition to
C. Merritt Babcock and wife to Richard
S. Chapman and Fred R. Burrell,
part of ne& of se% of section 15,
South Harbor 75.00
Erick Forslund & Co. to Lewis Nyhohn,
swj^ of sw# of section 32, Milaca... 100.00
Frank R. Lindstrom and wife to Lewis
Nyhohn, sw& of sw of section 32,
Flossie Cater, unmarried, to Nancy M.
Harrington, swJ4 of sw i of section
24, Princeton 15.00
Peter J. Krog and wife to J. H. Catlin,
lots 3 and 4 and se^ of swM of sec
tion 38-42-27, Robbins 375.00
Sylvester Kipp and wife to John S. M.
Neill, nYz of swM of section 29-40-27,
Princeton 160.00 850.00 225.00
Large Communion Class.
A class of thirty-five young folks re
their first communion at St.
Edward's church last Monday. Father
Levings was assisted in the celebration
of the mass at 9:30 by Father Brogan
of St. Patrick, Father J. J. Kicken of
Clear Lake and Father Wippich of
Duelm. Father Kicken sang the high
mass, and Fathers Levings and Wip.words
pich assisted in the celebration of the
mass. The members of the commun
ion class were dressed in white and
wore wreathes of flowers. They were
led to the altar by two little flower
girls. The altar and the church were
beautifully decorated with flowers and
potted plants and the church was
crowded during the celebration of the
9:30 mass. The sermon was preached
by Rev. Fr. Brogan and was a most ap
propriate one for the occasion.
New Carrier for Route 2.
S. J. Smith received his appointment
as carrier on Route 2, vice George Kon
kler resigned. Mr. Smith went over
the route last week with Mr. Konkler
to get familiar with the route and
started out Monday paddling his
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 15, 1903.
If the assessors could only tax some
politicians on their own valuation the
coffers of the State wouldn't hold the
4. 4, 4.
St. Paul has had eight inched of rain
in three days. That's a recordbut
not a particularly agreeable one.
Supt. Smith says hard work never
hurts a pupil. That's right. What
kills the pupils is the effect of the
strain engendered when they attempt
to work up some respect for school
The oil inspectors of the State have
elected Ben Ward president to look af
ter their interests. Mr. Ward man
aged the Johnson speakership cam
paign. Enough said.
Persistent efforts are being made to
get James T. Wyman of Minneapolis
into the fight for governor. Will he
4 4* 4
It is said the old soldiers of the coun
try will soon start a systematic cam
paign for Judge Ell Torrance of Min
neapolis for vice president. The Relast
publican ticket could hardly have a
better candidate for second place.
4 4 "4
William Henry Eustis will not take
a $7,500 a year life job because it in
terferes with Eugene Hay's chances.
What a delightful spirit of brotherly
love. One is amazed to find it in Hen
4 4 4*
No man in Minnesota works harder
or more conscientiously than Chief
Justice Start. His presence on thekeg
bench does honor to Minnesota.
4* 4 4*
Automobiles have almost driven the
State board of equalization to distrac
tion. The auto causes trouble where
ever it appears.
The people are not such chumps as
some 'politicians fancy and cannot be
fooled by sensational newspaper talk.
Politicians would do well to realize
that a majority of the people want to
do right and that honesty is the best
policy even in.politics.
4* 4 $-
Charley Whitney says he knows noth
ing politically, being out of the game.
But he no doubt hopes to be in again.
J. Adam Bede has the French papers
in Canada with him. Is he contemplat
ing annexing Canada to the Eighth
It is to be hoped that there will be
no unseemly scramble in the next Re
publican convention for the supreme
court nominations. The judiciary
should be kept as clean and dignified
According to the returns made to
the State board of equalization the
total value of all the diamonds and
jewelry in Minnesota is $239,173. This
is ridiculous enough, but what makes
it laughable indeed is the fact that this
is $109,000 less than the value of these
articles as returned last year. Within
the past year thirty-two per cent of tne
diamonds and jewelry owned in this
State has disappeared. Funny, isn't it?
St. Paul reports but $73,515 in dia
monds and jewelry, ninety-five per
cent less than last year. Pope, Roseau,
Sherburne, Swift and Cook counties
have no diamonds and jewelry at all
according to the assessor's returns.
Taxation is indeed a complex problem.
Another funny thing shown by the
records is that there are only 184,824
watches and clocks in this State or one
to every two families. As a matter of
fact there are over 900,000 watches and
clocks in Minnesota, seventy-five per
cent of which escape taxation.
This years figures indicate that 450,-
000 cattle, 200,000 horses, 300,000 sheep
and 1,200,000 hogs in this State were
not returned for assessment. In other
twelve million dollars which
ought to be on the State tax rolls is
Fifty-eight thousand carloads of mer
chandise were received at and shipped
from St. Paul during the month of
Frank Eddy and Ed Young do notwhich
agree as to their relative strength in
the Seventh district. Well, fight it out,
It's funny to see Nebraska and Wis
consin bragging about a State fair at
tendance of 10,000 a day. Come up
here and see how we do it.
A St. Paul policeman made a fool of
and the police commission sus
pended him. Some of these days we
will reach a point where kicking a
newsboy or insulting a woman will not
be looked upon as a copper's whole
Ed Young has Sam Johnson's sup-'
port but he cannot help it. It is con
siderable of a handicap.
The State board of equalization
ought to have power to go behind the
returns. It is often apparent that the
returns from a county are ridiculously
incomplete but the board must take
what it finds.
.$. 4. 4.
Ray Jones says he will be content to
be lieutenant governor once more. He
can have it if he wants it.
If Ramsey county gets into the next
convention with two candidates for
attorney general there will be slim
chance for either of them. Either
Hallam or Donahower should quit.
4. 4, 4.
Minnesota's last fair had an average
attendance of 40,000 daily and leads
every state in the Union. The profits
were $50,000, double the profits of any
other fair in America. Minnesota has
the biggest fair and the most compe
tent fair management in the country.
Beer Turned to Water.
The beer thieves who stole a keg of
beer from a Greenbush farmer's wagon
Saturday evening are now wonder
ing by what strange process the con
tents of the keg was changed in such a
brief time to nothing but water. They
hid the keg in some weeds on the cor
ner where the Fryhling house stood
and intended to get it after dark. The
farmer missed the beer and reported
his loss to Marshal Newton who insti
tuted a search and found the keg. In
the meantime the farmer was given
another keg and went home. Marshal
Newton had the saloon keeper fill a
with water and place it where the
stolen keg was found, and the marshal
laid in hiding for the thief or one of
the gang, and about 7:30 he came for
the keg which he took away feeling
that the thirst of the anxious gang
would be quenched. It is said that the
look on the face's of those who tapped
the keg was one of abject misery and
disappointment when they saw no
foam nor the amber-hued liquid be
neath it, but the thieves have had to
bear their disappointment in silence.
Duluth Potato Crop.
The Duluth Herald says: ''The po
tato yield of St. Louis county is no
Small matter. S. F. Snively, of this
city, has one 40-acre field in potatoes at
Colbyville, and numerous other farmers
near the city have potato tracts fully
"Until the recent wet weather the
outlook was for a bumper crop of un
usually fine potatoes, but the rain is
causing them to rot in the ground very
fast and several experienced potato
raisers say that unless the rain lets up
now until the crop, or what there is
left of it, can be dug, it will not be
worth while to attempt digging this
year. It will be cheaper to simply
leave the potatoes in the ground.
"The loss to the potato crop in that
part of St. Louis county immediately
tributary to Duluth is figured at many
thousands of dollars and this is said to
be the most discouraging year since
potato raising developed to the dignity
of an industry in this section."
Mora Fair Visitors.
Several Princeton folks who attended
and-some who desired to attend the
Mora fair last week had a hard time of
it getting over the roads. Mr. and
Mrs. M. S. Rutherford drove up on
Thursday, but found the roads so bad
theyleft their team and carriage and
came back on the train. Mr. and Mrs.
Aug Rines and Dr. Armitage and At
torney Dickey left Princeton late Fri
day afternoon in automobiles to attend
the fair, Aug succeeded in getting
through with his auto, but came back
the next morning without it, while Dr.
Armitage after making a few of the
Dalbo clay hills and reaching the Kan
abec county line decided to go into dry
dock with his machine, and they ran it
into a shed at Herb Gates and borrowed
a rig to return home with.
A Late Picnic Party.
The bunch of oak trees down at the
west end of Dunham's addition was the
scene of a jolly neighborhood picnic
last Thursday, in which about forty,
young and old, participated. Dinner
and supper were served under the trees
enhanced the appetizing power
of the lay-out one hundred percent.
Among those present were Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. P.
Hedin, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Jaax, Mr.
and Mrs. N. N. Agren, Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Will Pratt,
Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Nelson, Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. Robt.
Clark, Miss M. Northrup, Mrs. M. Ed
minson, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F.
Wright. The children of the various
families were also present.
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