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A Son of Nets Robideau lias Arm Badly Lacerated by Charge From a Shotgun. Rathbone Sisters Reorganize and a New Corps of Officers are Duly Elected. Last Sundaj while out hunting the nine-} eai-old son of JSTels Robideau of Greenbush was shot in the fleshy pait of the arm by the discharge of na shot gun which he was dragging bj the barrel at the time. The boy was fortunate that he escaped with as slight an injurj as he did and jet his arm was badlv mangled by the shot, which struck a part of the hand and missed the forearm and went into the muscles and chords of the fleshv part of the arm, tearing awaj the flesh and the muscles in an ugly manner. The boy was brought to town and Di\ Armitage attended to his injuries. He is at Peter Robideau's at present where his wounds can be treated by the doctor. Katnbone Sisters Reorganize. Mrs. Augusta Newbert was unam moush elected as grand representa tiv at a meeting of the Rathbone Sis teis when Calla Temple No. 3, R. S. was reorganized last Friday evening. The meeting was held at K. P. hall in the Odd Fellows' block and was at tended bv all the prominent Knights of Pythias of the city Mrs. Newbert was also honored by being made dis trict deputv and past chief. Mrs. J. C. McCall, grand chief of St. Paul pre sided at thhe meeting. The following corps of officers were unanimously elected and installed by the grand chief. Past chief Augusta Newbert: M. E. Mrs. James Hartman Ex. Sen Mrs L. S Briggs Ex. Jun., Mrs. E. D. Claggett: Man., Mrs. E. B. Anderson: M. R. and Mrs. A. F. Howard: M. of F., Mrs. L. S. Libby: P.. Mrs. E. M. Chapman O. G., Mrs. T. Mitchell. Trustees. Mrs. M. S. Rutherford, N. E. Jesmer. The re-organizing of Calla Temple. R. S. is practieallv the inauguration of a new and successful era in the history of the society and is looked upon as a successful beginning of what prom ises to be an interesting and eventful campaign. Calla Temple ever since its organization ten vears ago until within the past two vears, had the distinction of being the banner tem ple of the State and there is no reason to doubt but it will soon be placed in the lead again. Its personnel repre sents the leading and most progres sive women of the city and as the grand chief said if they but live up to their obligation they can not help but be successful and that efforts will surely be fruitful of good results. Nearlj all the old members were re obligated and the addition of new re cruits will have a tendency to make the order e\ en stronger than it was before. One feature about the re organization which is an assurance of prosperity is that they have the un divided support and sympathy of the members of the K. P. lodge, many of whom affiliated as honorarj mem bers. Mrs. McCall has her work well in hand. She is a clear and logical speaker and tactful at all times in her work and manner of procedure. She won the admiration and respect of all who met her while in Pi inceton. PRINCETON GRAIN FIELDS. They Make a Fine Showing This \ear and Wheat \ield is Excellent. There is plenty of silver lining to the potato cloud, and if the season has proved a bad one for potatoes, it certainly was almost an ideal one for small grain which in the country tributary to Princeton has done ex ceedingly well this year. I never saw such fine and so many stacks of grain since I have been in Princeton" remarked Miller Craig, ''and the grain is most all good. Wheat is first-class milling wheat, and has that good color to it that a miller likes to see. Of course some of the wheat is spotted, and will not weigh out heavy, but the crop is generally good. There is some wet wheat com ing in, the result of farmers threshing in wet weather. On very light sandy sgil wheat is averaging eighteen to twenty bushels per acre and on clay land the crop is running twenty-eight to thirty bushels in many places. Last spring we brought in a lot of blue stem and fife wheat from Hillsboro, N. D., and sold to farmers for seed at $1.03 per bushel. What we have seen of this wheat looks fine and we have paid $1.05 and $1.06 for most of it. The farmers are finding out that good seed always pays." The excellent condition of small grain and a very fair price, with dol- lar wheat will help many a farmer out in good shape this fall. Corn is more than holding its own and filling out, slowly, but warmer weather and drjer weather is needed. There will be con siderable \erv good corn, however. With a good hay crop, good gram and fair corn prospects, the few acres of potatoes if rot should injure them, will not prove a material loss ROT I INJURING THE POTATOES. The Disease Makes its Appearance and the Crop is Badly Affected. The potato crop that promised such good returns in yield now begins to look as if it would be seriously affected bv the rot which made its appearance last week. Farmers have been notic ing the appearance of the rot in many places in their fields for some time, but it was not thought that the disease would prove to be serious. As the potatoes began to be dug and hauled to market it was found that the rot was quite general and as a result deal ers have refused to handle many loads that have been hauled to town. Out of a dozen or more loads that came in last Mondav but two were bought and the rest had to be hauled back. The dealers met with losses in handling the early receipts last season because of rot and they will use great caution this season in handling the crop, and see to what extent the rot will affect the crop. Reports from all sections in the potato belt show that the rot is general, and even in Wisconsin it is reported that the crop is badly affected. The chances are that much of the western crop will show the results of the disease and that the amount of potatoes to be shipped will be cut down very materially., If the crop throughout the country is gener ally affected prices will be good and this may offset in a large measure the shrink caused by the rot. One farmer who was on the market Monday with a load which was badly affected said that the potatoes were from land on which there had been no potatoes the year previous and the seed was planted the middle of May. The eai'ly Ohios show the rot worse than the other varieties, but most all the crop is affected some. There will have to be a lot of pota toes hauled to the starch factories this fall to clean up the crop. A Jolly Social Party. One of the jolliest and most unique social times ever indulged in by a party of Princeton oung people was the "Jesmer-Campbell-Blair-Caley R. R. Co. "s special which made a run on Wednesday night of last week. The personnel of the social corporation was the Misses Lola Jesmer, Georgia Campbell, Mary Blair, Mary and Martha Caley. The time card of the train was as follows: JESMER-CAMPBELIi-BLAIS CO (Time Table in Eftect Wednesday Aug 31 04) Aime Leave S ol Blairville 9 01 9 14pm Caleybuig 9 42 57 Camp BelL.. 10 59 10 40 Jesmer Place 11 03 Trains leave promptly Lunches served at all stops Several young men were stockhold ers of the company and looked after the running of the train. Primary Ballot Out. County Auditor Whitney has com pleted the primarj election ballot. As was stated last week there are twen ty-one local candidates for various county offices, and there are also six filings for representative and one for district judge. These of course are all Republican filings. There are only two Democratic filings for that ticket, that of Martin Hughes of Hibbing for member of congress and W. T. Valentine for district judge. In order to comply with the law a special Dem cratic ballot must be made up, pub lished and printed. The ballots ap ear in the Union this week. The Latest in History. Lot's wife was leaving the doomed city. "Oh, my gracious!" she exclaimed, "aid you notice the outlandish dress on that woman we just passed?" Then she looked back. Rameses II, was building a pyramid. "It represents the most advanced thought in building," he observed, "or rather, it will as soon as we get some patent medicine ads on it." Clevelai.1 Leader. Onward March of Science. InvestigatorI am told that with these dirigible balloons it is possible to go in any direction. AeronautWell, we're gradually getting there. We can go in two directions now with absuolute cer taintyup and down.Chicago Trib une. His Opportunity Coming. "Don'tgit out o' patience wif de man dat thinks he knows it all," said Uncle Eben. "De chances are dat he's gwine to git all de lessen he needs when he stahts in takin'his own tips." Washington Star. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Tear. PBINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTT, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1904. THE FIGURES FOR IT. As Equalized Hille Lacs County's Val- uation Passes the Two Million Mark. Real Property Over Million and a Half and Personal Property is Over Half a Million. County Auditor Whitney last week completed his abstract of the real and personal property taxes of Mille Lacs county as equalized by the county board of equalization. The statement shows the real valuation of the county to be $1,557,773" and the personal prop erty valuation is placed at $449,340, or a total of $2,0071,93. There is an increase in the personal property val uation as returned by the assessors of $31,551 and in real estate of $133.- 403. The town of Borgholm represented a personal valuation as returned by the assessor of $17,215 and as equal ized it stands at $23,188. The real valuation as returned by the assessor stood at $34,867, as equalized it stands at $112,824. Many of the towns re ceived quite a raise. The real and personal valuation of the county in 1901 stood at $1,315,350 and in 1902 at $1,975,574. The real valuation of the county two years ago was $1,710,827. Two jears ago the personal property valuation of the county was $246,722. The following table shows the real and personal property valuation of the county this jear: Real Bogus Brook Borgholm East Side Foreston village Greenbush Hayland Isle Haibor Milaca Milaca lUage MUo Onamia Pasre Princeton^ Princeton village Kobbins South Haibor Totals =-Ineluding unoiganized tc Personal i? 21,151 23,188 3 705 7T35 34 322 1732 10 289 17,037 113 590 33 317 5,539 4 946 39 8&S 118 957 7 264 6 6s0 if W.TOJ 113 824 33 326 12 686 130 83S C6 237 53 972 83,159 61.18b 108,892 59.668 69 382 352 890 219 149 69 208 CO 634 $1,557 753 3 449,340 wns Mark's September Sale. The September sale and fair of the E. Mark Live Stock Co. held last Sat urday, was well attended. There were a large number of outside buyers pres ent who found an excellent opportun ity to make some good selections of horses. Frank Smith of North Branch and J. H. Miller of Big Lake did the sel ling, and they sold a lot of horses be fore the sale closed. Among the buyers present were William Merz of Monticello, who bought twelve head of horses. Chris and Andrew Thoen of Benton county bought ten head. Nat Orton was down from Mora and bought several head, Dan Olson and several others were over from Cambridge and were among the list of buyers. Crow & Son of Bock, Henry Nelson. Abed Erickson of Spring Lake and O. Bergland and H. Soldin of Spring Vale, as well as Dr. Stacy of Big Lake, were at the sale. Mark received a big consignment of good western horses last week from Montana and he is disposing of them very rapidly. Chas. Howard and Frank Goulding started for Isanti and other points with twenty-nine head this week. Died of Blood Poisoning. Elva, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Henschell living near town, died at the Northwestern hospital last Friday from acute blood poisoning. The child received a bruise near its knee three days before and nothing was thought of the injury as there was no abrasion of the flesh. The child became ill and had a very high temperature and fever but it was thought that it was a stomach derange ment and there were no serious results feared. It became so much worse that a doctor was consulted and when the nature of the illness of the child was discovered it was brought immediately to the hospital for an operation to re move the poisonous puss, but the poison had accomplished its fatal work before any relief could be given the child. The funeral was held at the M. E. church in Princeton Satur day morning at ten o'clock, Rev. W. E. J. Gratz officiating, and the inter ment was at Oak Knolb The child was born April 14, 1897. Mille Lacs Lake Plats. Townsites are still being platted at Mille Lacs lake. "Nels Berg is plat ting an addition to Mille Lacs and A. Gunderson is laying out a townsite to Southshore. McCualg Sells Livery. Dan McCuaig of Milaca has sold his livery at that place to James Han son and will move to California for his health. ROBBED ^E SAFE. John Nilson Charged With Robbing i Sjoblom Bros.' Safe of the Sum of $125. Brought Back From North Dakota and Bound Over to Grand Jury Under $500 Bonds. John Nilson who also went by the name of John Sandberg, was brought back from North Dakota by Sheriff Claggett last week under a warrant sworn out by John Sjoblom of Sjo blom Bros.' saloon who charged Nilson with having stolen $125 from the safe in the saloon on June 20th last. Nilson is a friend of the SJO bloms and they knew each other in the old country, and when he came to Princeton he assisted the Sjobloms at their saloon for some time. On the day the money was stolen John Sjo blom went to Spencer Brook, leaving Andrew in charge of the saloon. Nilson was at the saloon at the time, and Andrew went out for a few minutes and while he was gone Magnus Sjo blom entered the saloon and found Nilson at the safe with a large roll of bills in his hand. Nilson had just shut the safe door when Magnus en tered, but thinking that Nilson was authorized to go to the safe he thought nothing about the matter at the time. The theft occurred about nine in the morning, and after taking the money Nilson left town on the morning tram. When John Sjoblom returned he dis covered that the money was missing and communicated the fact to his brothers. Magnus informed the boys of what he had seen Nilson doing and an effort was made to get Nilson to make good the amount of the theft. Because of old acquaintanceship they disliked to prosecute him. He went to North Dakota, and never did any thing to make any restoration and the Sjobloms finally concluded to send an officer after him. He was given a hearing before Justice Chadbourne Monday and after hearing the evidence Nilson was bound over to the grand jury under $500 bonds. Failing to gek fronds he was taken to the Henne pin county jail where he will remain until the grand jury meets. TOOK HIS OWN LI*E. Farmer Near Triumph Broods Over Pay ment on Land Near Princeton and He Shoots Himself. Monday morning August Riginha gen found his son-in-law. John Gustaf Anderson, hanging from the limb of a tree in a grove on a vacant farm near his place, two miles northeast of Triumph, where he had committed suicide while on his way home from town Saturday night. The jury em paneled by the county coroner re turned a verdict t'hat Anderson came to his death by strangulation at his own hands. The only motive for the rash act was the brooding over payments which he would have to meet soon on land he owned near Princeton, Minn. He was an industrious man of thirty two and was married last June and left besides his wife an uncle near Chicago and his mother in Sweden. Lots of Hunters, Few Birds. A lot of hunting parties, too numer ous to mention, have been ransacking the v\ oods and fields for the past week looking for the chicken which is re ported very scarce. A few have been brought in but they have proved very expensive birds, but the hunter doesn't care for expense. It is the pleasure and the excitement of the sport that he is looking for. Pot hunters and poachers have been at their work so long that at the opening of the season the game Is generally very scarce. A party of hunters from Minneapolis drove up last Saturday and spent the day in the fields tributary to Prince ton and they went home disgusted. They didn't find a bird between the twin cities and Princeton and shot very few around here. Some of the members of the party said that they could go out ten miles from Minneap olis and find more birds than they could around Princeton. Bat, Ah That If. If every man contributed to the re venue of the State in proportion to his means the farmer's taxes could be cut in two and we'would still have an over flowing treasury.Northfield News. Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration. Houston county will join on Sept. 28 in celebrating the fiftieth anniver sary of the town of Caledonia. There will be speaking, racing, band and vocal music, ball games and dances. Both to Blame. "Want to marry my daughter, do you?" "Yes, sir," responded the frightened young man, "but she's as much to blame as I am."Chicago Tribune.. THE FAIRJS OPEN. Mille Lacs County Fair Opens To-Day With Several Good Drawing Features, Band of Indians on h&nd and Will Give War Dances Every Day of the Fair. The Mille Lacs county fair opens to-day and will continue the remainder of the week. Secretary Newbert and the superintendents of exhibits have been busy receiving exhibits and get ting everything in readiness for the fair. The various exhibits and dis plav are going to be very good, and if the weather should be reasonably decent there will undoubtedly be a good attendance The list of attractions will be inter esting, but the biggest attraction of all will be the band of Chippewa In dians under Chief Wadena. They left Mille Lacs lake Tuesday and Fred Warner escorted them down. The In dians are encamped at the fair grounds and will give daily parades, exhibi tions and war dances. This will be the last time that the people of Prince- v^v i Will Give Exhibitions on Race Track at Fair Grounds Thursday, Triday and Satur day Afternoons. He is a Wonderful Horse. i Igp *s ?x ^LL *J^ mrnkf^ ^^a^ SSSSBRs 1 Sffl8giS^. v. KSsKSS|fei. ^Nh^EMM&.& A\*^ft fcgae i^HBfe IMfMS A *&flj Mtjs&yfl is&vr ma msm ssrauf'^sfl I4i r4* i CHIEr WADENA Of Band of Ctuppewas at County Fair ton and vicimtv will ever have an op portunity to see the Mille Lacs lake Indians who are fast removing to White Earth reserv ation. On Friday Cambridge and Elk River will play ball at the fair grounds and on Saturdaj Princeton will play the winning team. There will be several entries for the races. Frank Smith of North Branch will enter his pacer, J. A. Stoneberg of Cambridge will enter his running horses "Comet" and "Danger,"' and several other outside horses will be entered. There will be several side attrac tions, and sports of all kinds. Arrangements have been made with C. H. Lydick of Anoka, Minn., whereby his famous horse "Our Boy" king of guideless pacers, will be on exhibition at the fair and each after noon will perform the wonderful feat of pacing a fast mile without driver, bike or attendant. This horse is en dowed with remarkable intelligence and after the round of the course has been made, he will stop at the tap of the bell and salute his admirers. Anyone who has a kindly feeling for a horse cannot but go into ecstacies over the performance of this wonder ful animal. He has a mark of 2-10 on a mile track 1-3 for a half on a half mile track and can step quarters in 30 seconds. He has been secured at great expense and every one should avail themselves of the Opportunity of seeing this wonderful horse perform. VOLUME XXYIII. NO. 39. OUR BOYfflCtMKttSSWQNDUt 2 lOUi A Skunk Story. The Minneapolis Journal, occasion ally, after a deserved peppering from its Republican country contempora ries, for its indefensible opposition to Mr. Dunn, rises to explain. Last week it announced itself to be "an independent Republican news paper" and as such claimed the right to try and defeat the head of the State ticket. The right it claims for itself it must, in all fairness, concede to other news papers. If the Journal can oppose the nomi nee of the State convention for gov ernor and at the same time be a Re publican newspaper the Minneapolis Tribune would be justified in opposing the secretary of State, if it took a no tion to do so, St. Paul Pioneer Press may try and defeat the State treasurer, the Dispatch may try to down the at torney general, the Duluth newspapers may try to elect the judges on the Democaratic ticket and the Era to work against the village constable, and if successful in their efforts, what sort of a Republican crowd would we look like, with the Republican ticket defeated from president to constable? President Roosevelt was unanimous ly nominated president by the national convention, as Mr. Dunn was unani mously nominated for governor by the State convention: if the Minneap olis Tribune, day in and day out, ad vocated the election of Parker,' and hunted up and published bits of scan dal, and charges trumped up by serv ing men who will be discarded, for the sole purpose of defeating Roosevelt, what sort of a Benedict Arnold to the partv would the Tribune be, and the Journal's attitude to the head of the State ticket is not one whit better. This week, in answer to a country editor who advised the Journal to come out flat footed as a Democrat, the Journal reiterated its claim of be ing a Republican in good standing, like the schoolboy who made marks on his slate, and wrote underneath, "This is an elephant:"' no one, by looking at it, would have supposed it to be one. The Journal's opposition to Mr. Dunn and at the same time claiming to be Republican suggests the well known story of the skunk and the woodchuck. A skunk found a woodchuck's hole and took possession, popping his head out at the owner's approach, who told him to vacate. "No answered the skunk, "don't you see I 'm a woodchuck.'' "Well" said the woodchuck, "You don't look like one. "But" exclaimed the skunk. "I'm going to stop here, and what are you going to do about it? "Well" answered the woodchuck, "You don't look like a woodchuck, you don't act like a woodchuck, and by you don't smell like one! St. Vincent New Era. SPEAKER CANNON'S DATES. Oct. 4 at Winona and Oct. 5 at Minne apolis. It is announced by the national con gressional committee that Speaker Cannon of Illinois will make two speeches in Minnesota during the campaign, one at Winona Oct. 4 and one at Minneapolis Oct. 5. Speaker Cannon will make a tour of congres sional districts, including districts in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Ne braska, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Is land and Connecticut. Can't Held But do It. DoctorYou must take no form of violent exercise. PatientHow can I help it? My wife insists on my amusing the baby. Puck. Couldn't See It. "Miss Dolly, you have something on your mind?" "I have." "Are you sure it isn't I?" "Yes, I said I had something." Harper's Bazar. '$ I A #*ri