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CITIZENS STATE BANK.
(INCORPORATED) O PRINCETON, MINNESOTA.
MRS. ANNIE EWING,
Paid Up Capital
ALSO DO GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS.
Postoffice Address, BriCktOtt, MilW.
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.
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General
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,
J. A. JETSINGA,
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.
COMMERCIAL HOTEL COMPANY, Proprietors.
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.
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Commercial Hotel, 1
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
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
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
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.
John Tuetz showed three mommoth
cabbages, one of which weighed fifty
Mrs. Pippert displayed a Mammoth
Giant Wonder pumpkin that weighed
Mike Mahoney entered two fine Nor
man-bred colts, one a two and the other
Aug. and Chas. Hiller of Crown, ex
hibited a number of samples of grain,
the latter showing some good winter
Secretary Newbert secured "some fine
silk badges for the superintendents,
which they were wearing with a met
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
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
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.
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
['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
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
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 $4,000 more
than for September last year.
The St. Paul school board may intro
duce cooking into the schools. I would
be a slight improvement upon whitling
and some of the other fool things now
in the schools.
Joseph McKibben of St. Paul has re
signed from the board of equalization.
He sajs he cannot afford to take so
much time away from his personal af
j. .$. .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
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
The forty-eighth annual meeting of
the Minnesota Congregationalists is in
session in St. Paul.
St. Paul savings banks say that labor
ing men have larger deposits this year
than ever before. That's a sure test of
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.
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
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VOLUME XXYII. NO. 43.
reports that during the year sixty-two
persons employed in Minnesota factor
ies have been killed and 764 injured.
Minnesota potatoes are bringing $1.50
a bushel in Missouri. Th tuber is
Charley Staples is enjojing a day's
boom for governor. Who will beth
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 $2,450,000. Th North
ern Pacific carried five million people
during the year and the Great North
.$. 4. 4.
The Dispatch has dropped the gov
ernor. Ingratitude to friends is a bit
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.
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The people will have 'more to say
about condidates next year than the
Tip our hats gentlemen, Tim Byrnes
is again in Minnesota.
C. A. Nelson is being boomed for
mayor of Duluth.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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