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^^^^^^:^'^'^a & Mf to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to i^s1 *sa, item.* R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Termg $1.00 per Year. i: Collecting and 5 Insurance. CITIZENS STATE BANK. (INCORPORATED) O PRINCETON, MINNESOTA. MRS. ANNIE EWING, ^^^^^M^J^'5^^4' Paid Up Capital Surplus, ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS. Postoffice Address, BriCktOtt, MilW. $30,000 S.oo 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. ^^^^as^^?^^^^^^^^vssg?^^^^^gs^sg.^^^g J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. Does a General Banking Business Farm and Village Loans, New Stock, New Styles. Prices down to tlie erj lowest notch Hasy rernib Pianos put on the market here by competitors for $300, we can sell you for $175 $200 I Do not buy until you call and see us Sheet Music always in stock at *f depaitment store prices $- Adjoining Security Bank, PRINCETON, MINN. fc.WWVWVVWWV vtwwwwvwvww*tviw J. A. JETSINGA, -Dealer in- General Merchandise Dry Goods, Hardware, Groceries, Flour and Feed, Boots and Shoes, Patent fledicines, Gents' Furnishings, Crockery and Glassware. Highest market prices paid for butter and eggs and ail kinds of country produce. PEASE, MINNESOTA. COMMERCIAL HOTEL COMPANY, Proprietors. Princeton, flinn. 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 TRADE SOLICITED. ft-00- ,*'0* *0-00-0* -tmt ^35 ^^^^^^vS^^ --r^ J4 I^*M^*^5^'^ Mercantile Co. Exclusive Agents for PRINCETON BRICK. CAPACITY 20,000,000. ^W^/VWWW^/WWVWVVtf Commercial Hotel, 1 1 9 A FAIR INTHE RAIN. The Postponed Fair is Held Despite the Weather, But all Races Were Called Of. A Good Lot of Exhibits MadePre= miums Awarded and Will be Paid by Fair Officials. The elements insisted on being fer ninst the Mille Lacs county fair, and Jupiter Pluvius insisted on doing his washing Monday but was not content to finish his task on that day, notwith standing the fact that the Mille Lacs County Fair association had spoken for the first three days of the week. I poured most all day Tuesday, and pre vented any races or out door sports of any kind. Th attendance was nil, and the prospects were poor "Wednes day. The weather was so bad that the officials held a meeting in the morning and called oft all racing events, ball games, etc. The display of -vegetables and farm produce of all kinds, as well as special exhibits, were certainly fine lor the time of year and all who tool: the trou ble to make exhibits of this character ai deserving of great credit, for despite the unseasonable weather and the late date the lair was held, tlie farm ex hibits were as good as any that have been made fo^ some time. The com pletion of the building for the display of home manufactured articlas, fancy work, paintings, etc., enabled the asso ciation to pro\ ide much more room for all exhibits. Th displa\ of flowers, fruits, etc., was placed in the room foxmeilv used the ladies' display and this made more room for the vege tables and farm produce exhibits, and most ot the room was used h} the ex hibits. There was a good display ot poultry, but the In stock exhibit was practi cally nil. owing to the poor accommo dations for housing stock. Had the weather been good the fair would have been a great success, for there was a good racing program ready and nine outside horses with good rec- ords'' were on hand for the races, be sides there were to have been two ball games, a basket ball game and other attractions. I was a keen disappoint ment to all that the weather was such as to prevent any attendance and such that the association was obliged to call off all the racing events and outdoor attractions, but the officers have done the best they could under the circum stances. They went to work and judged all the exhibits, and the premiums have been awarded and will be paid. A com mittee consisting of N. E. Jesmer and M. S. Rutherford was appointed to see that sufficient funds are raised to pay all premiums awarded. Th UNION will announce the award of premiums next week. Fair Notes. John Tuetz showed three mommoth cabbages, one of which weighed fifty two pounds. Mrs. Pippert displayed a Mammoth Giant Wonder pumpkin that weighed sixty-six pounds. Mike Mahoney entered two fine Nor man-bred colts, one a two and the other a three-year-old. Aug. and Chas. Hiller of Crown, ex hibited a number of samples of grain, the latter showing some good winter wheat. Secretary Newbert secured "some fine silk badges for the superintendents, which they were wearing with a met ropolitan air. Some ingenious farmer who wanted to play even with the weather and make sure of well-matured corn, placed on exhibition some of last year's corn. Geo. W McFarland showed mam moth sunflowers. had one that grew twelve feet high and bore forty eight blossoms, but the wind blew it down. A pumpkin was sent down from Ona mia that weighed seventy-nine pounds and it took the blue ribbon. Frank Henschell had a big pumpkin on exhi bition and it got the red. John Goulding's plate of Wealthy apples were as pretty as a picture and the fruit was choice and sound. showed a plate of late crabs which he picked from his trees last week. There were some very good samples of wheat and yellow dent corn that were well matured and plainly showed that Mille Lacs county and vicinity grew some good com, despite the bad season. Robert Clark showed a bunch of borecole the English stock food, or Scotch kale. I is a great food for sheep and cattle in the old country where farmers have the feeding of PfiINCETON,MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1903. stock down to a science. I is rich, nutritious and succulent and in the old country is fed all winter. Mr. Clark grew the borecole on a light sandy soil. One of the lost attractions at the fair was a colt that had a deformed hoof on its left fore leg. In place of a perfectly formed equine hoof it had a hoof that much resembled a cow's hoof and there was along growth out from that part of the leg where the hoof belonged, while from an independent lower joint was a smaller growth of a similar kind. The freak colt was to have been a side show attraction. I was the property of one of the horsemen. The Caley Hardware Co. had Mark's big tent on the grounds in which they had a fine display of Deere-Webber goods, consisting of a full line of sulkies and gang plows, Kemp manure spread ers, also a "Reindeer" three-and-a-half- horse power gasoline engine, which was operating a wood saw and a corn sheller And feed mill. W J. Brown, a representative of the Deere-Webber Co., was present and assisted C. A. Caley in looking after the exhibit. G. A. Johnson, one of the prosperous farmers of Baldwin, displayed some immense Russian sunflower stalks with heads to them that would measure twelve inches in diameter. The stalks were fourteen feet high. Mr. Johnson also showed some samples of cow peas and alfalfa, as well as a bunch of pearl millett ]ust as the binder gathered it. He believes in stock food, and says he finds cow peas a most excellent crop, equally as good as clover. raised three crops of alfalfa this ear, and has a fine patch for his hogs this fall. S. B. Smith, the veteran Milo farmer, went home with a lot of honors as he usually does. is always a big win ner, but he wins by hard work and a determination to make competitors hustle for honors. showed fortj one varieties of grasses, besides a dozen different kinds of grains. showed first and second crop timothy and clo ver and prairie blue joint seven feet in height. Th eAhibit was arranged in a manner that showed great care in selection and preparation. The display was secured by M. S. Rutherford & Co. There wtere quite a number of trot ting and pacing horses that were to be entered for the races on Tuesday and We'" asday and had the weather been favorable there would have been a good racing program. Among the horses that were entered were "Prince Stephens" a pacer with a record of 2:171-, owned by Mack McLean of Min neapolis. F. J. Buckholz had charge of the horse and George Loomis was to have driven the horse in the races. Another race horse entered was "Tags" owned by Bob Salter of Min neapolis with Jack Scott as driver. "Tags" is a trotter with a record of 2.11J. "Prince Well" owned by Jack Gallagher of Minneapolis was on hand and ready for the free-for-all race. is a pacer with a record of 2:18J. J. D. McKenzie of St. Cloud was over with "Dave Woodline," with a record of 2:30. Th horse is a brother of the mother of the colt that Mr. Savage, the owner of Dan Patch, recently sold for $5,000. Mr. McKenzie said that the horse had done very little racing the past season, and the only race that it was in was at Sauk Centre on the Fourth of July. The display of fruit was an attract ive one though there were not as many exhibitors as last year, but this was not to be expected at this time of the year. Among the individual exhibit ors were Chas. Edison of Orrock, G. H. Tomlinson, Robert Air, John W Goulding, Lars Anderson and Charles Peterson. Mr. Peterson showed some seedling apples which he brought in for the fair last month and left to be entered this week, but they were en* tered too late for competition, though the judges thought he was entitled to recognition [of some kind. Th feat ure of the fruit exhibit was the elabo rate display made by C. W Sampson of the Minnetonka Nursery Co., whose nurseries are located at Excelsior, on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Mr. Sampson showed a variety of hardy apples, crabs, grapes, the famous Com pass cherry, and even Lake Minneton ka peaches that had a delicious flavor. The display was non-competitive and was made by Mr. Sampson to show the farmers of this section what it is possi ble to produce successfully in the fruit line in this section. Th UNION will speak of this display at some length. next week. Heavy Receipts of Mail. Last Monday morning's mail con sisted of fourteen tie sacks and two lock pouches, the heaviest* mail that was ever received at the Princeton postoffice in one delivery. Postmaster Cordiner and his force were kept busy getting out the letters and most im portant mail before dinner, and it was late in the day before all the sacks were emptied. MIME'S THINKS. ['Minnie's Thinks" do not necessarily ex press the views of either the editor or publisher of the UNION. Brother editors, please bear this in mind PUB. UNION S T. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 6,1903. St. Paul will this year receive $360,- 000 from its saloon licenses. There are 360 saloons in operation now as against 328 last year, an increase of thirty-two saloons in the year. This makes one saloon for every ninety-seven families in St. Paul. There is nothing dry about the saintly city. j. .j. *j Many of the younger Republicans are talking Dar Reese for congress, but Dar says there is nothing in it. $- Old Pease admits that he paid ten cents for a balloon at the State fail". Is grandpa getting flight}? The October apportionment of cur rent school funds has just been made. The total amount distributed is $810,- 996.10, the total number of pupils en titled to draw, 362,607. the per capita $2.30. Hennepin county draws $98,916 Ramsej, $61,51,) Mille Lacs, $4,843 Sherburne, $3,620 Benton, $1,448 Isanti, $6,030.60 Cook draws but $356. In the death of Fred N. Van Duzee the State loses one of its brainiest newspaper men. and e^er\ man whoFrank knew him a loyal and worthy friend. During the month of September there was not a single penny of counterfeit money discovered by secret service officers in the Twin Cities, a most un usual record. j. .$. The supreme court convened Tues day for the October term. There are 208 cases on the calendar, eight more than at the last March term and about fiftj less than at the last October term. The big cases to come up are the case of ex-Mayor Ames, the beet-sugar case, the Mueller case from Duluth, and the appeal of the Nelson murderers from Owatonna. The State bar association held me morial services for Judge Flandrau in the supreme court room Tuesday after noon. Addresses were made by mem bers of the bar and the court and a suitable memorial adopted. n- $- $ St. Paul was ery thirsty during Sep tember. Th revenue collections for the month were $103,425, or $4,000 more than for September last year. The St. Paul school board may intro duce cooking into the schools. I would be a slight improvement upon whitling and some of the other fool things now in the schools. Joseph McKibben of St. Paul has re signed from the board of equalization. He sajs he cannot afford to take so much time away from his personal af fairs. j. .$. .j. Frank Eddy wants all State supplies furnished by Minnesota dealers. That's no new idea. It is in force now. Th State board of control adopted that principle from the start, and purchases eighty per cent of its merchandise in Minnesota. The only purchases made outside are in cases where articles are not manufactured in the State or are where the difference in price is so marked as to make buying at home a mistake. A Chicago attorney is threatening to make trouble for the Minnesota game department. claims that of 7,000 ducks seized near the Iowa line only 2,000 were reported by the game author ities. wants to know what became of the other 5,000. j $- $- Hennepin county is to try the tax detective system and has hired Judge L. J. Wooley of Wright county to fer ret out hidden property. I is claimed that the system will add thousands to the tax rolls. The charge for the work is twenty-five cents for every dollar collected. 8* J The forty-eighth annual meeting of the Minnesota Congregationalists is in session in St. Paul. 4* St. Paul savings banks say that labor ing men have larger deposits this year than ever before. That's a sure test of good times. The average salary of grade teachers is $270 a year. What a lovely incentive to a young woman to consecrate her life to this great calling. J* J D. A. Ljftdsey of St. Paul has been appointedj-'State agent to succeed W A. Gates who goes to California to be come secretary of the board of Chari ties and Corrections. Labor Commissioner John O'Donnell iiiimi] milium 11 fi HISTORICAL OCIETY. VOLUME XXYII. NO. 43. reports that during the year sixty-two persons employed in Minnesota factor ies have been killed and 764 injured. J* Minnesota potatoes are bringing $1.50 a bushel in Missouri. Th tuber is king. KJ* .3. Charley Staples is enjojing a day's boom for governor. Who will beth next? $* The seventh annual convention of the Grain Dealers' National associa tion is in session in Minneapolis. It brought 2,500 people to the city. "$- The Northern Pacific road shows an increase of $2,000,000 in net earnings over last year and the Great Northern an increase of $2,450,000. Th North ern Pacific carried five million people during the year and the Great North ern 4,193,529. .$. 4. 4. The Dispatch has dropped the gov ernor. Ingratitude to friends is a bit ter blow. $- $- Judge Collins has given no encour agement to the men who are so eager to rush him into State politics. Secretary of State Hanson sa\ the State drainage work has been a clear profit of $200,000 to the State in the redemption ot worthless lands. Frank Eddy says Van Sant will surely be a candidate for governor. ought to know. j. $- .j. The people will have 'more to say about condidates next year than the machine managers. Tip our hats gentlemen, Tim Byrnes is again in Minnesota. C. A. Nelson is being boomed for mayor of Duluth. "h Isn't it funny that a woman who kicks on paying a domestic two dollars a week will insist on paying the high est price for French lace? .5. .5. .j. The State board of equalization for the first time in years held a secret' session on the franchise assessment. That's bad form. Th public can be safely trusted by its servants. The case of ex-Mayor Ames will be argued in the supreme court Dec. 24. JE' MINNIE. POOR PROSPECTS FOR POTATOES. Continued Wet Weather Makes the Con dition of the Crop erj Bad. The continued wet w-eather has played havoc with the potato crop in general, and all through the potato belt of Minnesota, not alone tributary to Princeton, but in all sections which usually produce an abundance of good sound potatoes, the crop is seriously af fected with black rot. Thus far re ceipts have indicated that the crop is injured to an extent that makes the handling of the crop a very unsafe and uncertain proposition for dealers who are obliged to store them, as what potatoes have arrived so far have been in an almost unmerchantable condition, ,&nd dealers are dubious about the out look. But while the crop is seriously in jured, there are some favorable re ports and there is no use to admit more than actual conditions will bear out. Of course if the weather does not clear up and dry up the potato crop will be practically a failure, for farm ers can do nothing at all toward secur ing what good potatoes there may be left. Should there be a few weeks of reasonably good weather before it freezes up, there may be some salvage, and what potatoes there are that can be disposed of later will sell at a good price. The starch factories will have all they can do this falLand winter. Th Princeton factory will start up next Monday. I cannot be definitely de termined to what' extent the rot will affect the starchy qualities of the potato, but the factories will grind up the refuse and unsalable potatoes at a price that will be much better than throwing them away. S--^ Methodist Appointments. The appointments made by the Northern Minnesota M. E. conference 1 were announced Tuesday morning. A stated elsewhere Rev. Gratz returns to Princeton for his third year, Rev. W A. Parkinson of the Greenbush-Santi ago-Blue Hill circuit goes to Deer River, while Rev. J. M. Burns will take the field vacated by Mr. Parkin son. Rev. B. Gladden was assigned to Spencer Brook and Zimmerman, Rev. Justice Parish remains at Cam bridge, while G. O. Parish is retained in the Foreston-Estes Brook district. Rev. C. S. Kathan succeeds Mr. Olin at Milaca, and Rev. Geo. E. Satter lee remains at,, Crookston for another year. JXf Mr"