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'4& v, State News. St. Peter wants a canning factory. Faribault wants a federal building. Schools in Janesville are closed be cause of small pox. Weseley will have a new Catholic church to cost $20,000. An epidemic of small pox threatens the lumber camps of Lake county. Fergus Falls has a civic improve ment league to spruce up the city. C. W. Sharp, aged sixty-eight, of the town of Haven, Sherburne county is dead. Stearns county farmers constructed fifty miles of ditches last year at a cost of $40,000. Foley has a well that will furnish an ample supply of water for fire protection. North Mankato wants $25,000 from the government to build a dike along the Minnesota river. The ice in Straight river in Rice county began going out Feb. 28th, the earliest date on record. The annual Sunday school conven tion for Pipestone county will be held in Pipestone March 8th and 9th. Daniel Stimler of Minneapolis has applied to the village council of Foley for a twenty year franchise for an electric light plant for Foley. The Methodist church at Inner Grove has been sold, and is being moved to Spring Park. The church at Port Douglas is also moved to Prairie Island. Crookston has a Jack the Hug- ger." He weighs 240 pounds, and has a magnificent physique. He hugged a Crookston woman into hysterics and was captured. The little town of Henning, a few miles from St. Cloud, has a serious epidemic of diphtheria. Several deaths have occurred and a number of persons are ill. The gold fever has reached Rice, Benton county. Mrs. J. M. McNeal found a large nugget of gold in the crop of a chicken, and it is believed that the McNeal premises will reveal more gold. Fire broke out in the rear of Green's saloon at Campbell, and before it was under control several of the town's largest buildings were in ruins and the loss is estimated at close to $20,000. The fire was of an unknown origin. The Commercial club of Wood Lake has decided to offer a liberal bonus to any responsible person who will erect and operate a mill of about seventy-barrel capacity. The size of the bonus will depend on the capacity of the mill. The life of two of the pioneer set tlers of the northwest is despaired of. Peter J. Baufre, at one time sheriff of Stearns county, has an affection of the heart, aggravated by old age. Mrs. Erasmus Cross, who is nearly eighty, is seriously ill at her home in Sauk Rapids. Peter Hiller of Foley has invented a folding stove and has just secured a patent. The device for folding is so simple that the work can be done in a tew minutes without tools. When folded, the stove, although large enough to cook upon for twenty per sons, can be put in a small handbag. The receipts of the Crookston land office during the last month as re ported by the officials amounted to ^5,194. Forty-eight homestead entries were filed, forty final proofs were made out, and thirty-two cash entries were made. Contest cases during the past few weeks have been remarkably scarce at the office. M. E. Williams of New York city. who represents southern capital seek ing investment, is in the Rice and Lit tle Fork valleys on the line of the Duluth, Virginia & Rainy Lake rail way, with a view to the establishment of a large stock ranch in that section. A tract containing at least 3,000 acres is necessary. Henry C. Feldman, an early settler of St. Peter, died last week after an illness of two months with pleurisy. He was seventy-two and came to this country from Germany in 1853, and at the outbreak of the war of the rebel lion enlisted in the Ninth Minnesota infantry, serving until the close of hostilities. While hunting about eigtheen months ago Carl Ellefson of Barnesville lost his pocketbook containing $106 in bills and several hundred dollars in notes. A few days ago, while haul ing hay, Charles Fankhanel, a farm er, found the pocketbook in the hay. It had been raked up with last year's crop. The mowing machine had cut off one corner of the pocketbook, but the bills where in a good state of preservation and will be sent to the treasury department for redemption. A. Guthrie & Co. of St. Paul, rail road contractors, have been awarded a contract for extending the Minnesota & International road to the Big Fork river, a distance of thirty miles, this season. The work will be pushed forward rapidly and preparations are being made by the contractors to get men, teams and tools on the ground. Northome is the present northern terminal of the road, and Interna tional Falls or Koochiching, as it is better known, on Rainy river, is the ultimate destination. After ten years of unremitting search for a wife who had deserted him and eloped with a false friend, taking with her their then five-year old daughter, success crowned the efforts of K. Van Wyland of Monroe, S. D., when he ran to earth at Luverne the guilty couple who during the long years of his search, have lived in this county unsuspected of be ing other than man and wife. A set tlement was effected and the custody of their fifteen-year-old daughter was given to the father. HARDWARE ADVERTISING. Interesting Paper Read at Hardware Con vention in Duluth. At the meeting pf the State hardware dealers at Duluth last week C. H. Casey of Jordan read an interesting paper on "Advertising a Hardware Store in a Country Town." Mr. Casey evidently entertains some up to-date views about the true value of advertising space in a country news paper. What he says about advertis ing will apply to most all country merchants. He says: 'This subject of advertising is, I believe, one of the most important of all matters which a business man must consider, for in many ways it in volves the vital interests of his busi ness. It is a selling agency, and in a retail business it is probably the most important of all the selling agencies of your business. 'The first question is. 'does it pay to advertise in small towns.' The answer to this may be found in the methods of the mail order houses. They do not advertise in the large cities, they strike the small towns. They describe their goods, not to the city people, but to the people in the small towns and country, and they get results. If the retail hardware man will take his cue from this and go at the people right, mean business in ad vertising, and make a business of it they will succeed. When the city graft houses stop advertising through the territory covered by your home paper, you may conclude that advertising in a small town don't pay. but so long as they are getting business right out from under your nose, getting cash for goods not as good as you sell on time, you cannot say that advertising does not pay. The same people who are willing to follow their ads. will read yours if you give them something worth reading. Put in something that means something, keep it fresh, and the results will justify the statement that advertising does pay in towns large or small. 'There is. however, a vast differ ence in the style of writing an adver tisement for a large concern in a large town and the local dealer in a coun try town. The man living in a town of o.OOO inhabitants, or less, talks in his advertising to people he knows personally, and to people who know him personally. The large retailer in Chicago or New York talks imper sonally to some hundreds of thou sands of people whom he does not know, and who do not know him per sonally. In this case its the 'business' that is addressing the public, but in your case it is the 'man' that is the chief factor. Too many merchants, it seems to me, make the mistake of at tempting to follow the impersonal methods of the big city advertiser. They realize that these big retailers are very successful, and that it is their advertising that is making them so very largely, and they try to follow their advertising methods, which do not fit or apply to the small locality at all. 'My belief is. and always has been, that if a thing is worth doing at all it is worth doing well, and I believe that this applies as directly to the adver tising of your store and your business as anything one could think of. If you are going to spend money at all, spend enough and apply it in a way that will attract attention, or what you do spend will be practically a waste. Some people advertise as though they felt they ought to help the printer support his family, but as a rule these merchants don't help him much and are very much dissatisfied with the results themselves. Advertis ing space in a newspaper is just like plate glass, only different. When you buy a large plate of glass you pay more per square foot for it than you do if you buy a small one. When you buy a large advertising space you perhaps get it a little less per square inch than if you bought a small space, but it is worth much more per inch to you that is ten inches will probably be worth to the advertiser three or four times as much as a five-inch space. "To start right in advertising re quires a certain amount of 'sand.' To put out a goodly quantity of your hard-earned dollars, that are already safe in your pocket, or in bank, and seek in exchange what might be called an unknown quantity, takes grit and faith, both in your ability to write convincing, pulling ads and in the re sults in dollars and cents. Here is, I believe, where many a merchant 'falls down.' He is solicited by the local newspaper man for an ad. He asks what it will cost, and being told, hesitates and thinks of how good that money is, of the nice things he could buy with it, or perhaps of how hard he had to work and scheme to make it, but finally decides to take a few dollars' worth of space and see what he gets out of it. The consequence is he"gets little or nothing in the way of benefit from his investment, because he did not spend enough or keep at it long enough to be noticed. Very of ten that merchant never has the cour age to try advertising again, or if he did, it was in the same half-hearted way, and at intervals so far between that his former efforts were entirely forgotten before the next one arrived. This man might just as well have cut out his advertising entirely and saved the little money he did spend." Mr. Casey urged all dealers to ap propriate enough money for adver tising to make themselves felt in a community. FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES. Proposed Koad ana Bridge BUI and Amendments to Constitution. Road and bridge legislation has materialized in the house and senate in a bill drafted by a joint committee of the house and senate, being a sub stitute for the measures introduced by Reprseentative Ole Peterson of Brigh ton and Senator A. O. Eberhart of Mankato. The new bill is considerably differ ent from the original Peterson and Eberhart measures $nd from the bills which failed to pass two years ago. Under the new bill, instead of approv ing or rejecting applications for State aid as they are sent in by the county commissioners, the State highway commission apportions the entire road and bridge fund among the several counties, taking into consideration the area of the counties, the amount of money which they expend for road purposes, the character of roads which they need and any other factors which may legitimately enter into the situation. After it has been determined what amount each county will receive each year from the road and bridge fund, the highway commissioners and county commissioners will determine what kind of roads to construct, whether permanent roads such as generally built in the southern part of the State or roads of a more or less temporary character, such as are frequently con structed in northern Minnesota. It is thought that the bill as drafted will enable a county to expend all of the State aid any one year for bridge purposes. The constitution provides that not more than one-third of the fund shall be used for bridges, but the legislators who have drafted the bill do not interpret this as prohibiting one county from expending more than one-third of its share for a bridge, if it deems best. The legislators con strue the law as applying to the total fund, not to the share of a single county. The measure provides for the ap pointment by the governor of three highway commissioners who shall serve without salary. The State may not pay more than one-third of the cost of constructing any road or bridge, the other two-thirds to be paid by the county and township. No county shall receive more than three per cent of the total fund or less than one-half of one per cent. Following the introduction of this bill is a bill introduced in the house by Representative L. IT. Johnson re moving the constitutional restrictions on the State road and bridge fund by a proposed amendment which permits the legislature to levy a road and bridge tax as its wisdom may direct. Under the present amendment to the constitution the tax which may be levied is limited to one-twentieth of a mill. i A Farce as it Is. The new code contains a provision authorizing the State board of health to send an agent to any locality from which birth and death returns have not been received in order to collect them. Instead of this provision, the law relative to birth and death returns ought to be wiped out entirely. As it is now, the town clerk or chairman of the board of health rceives twenty five cents for each birth or death re ported. Some clerks send in nearly complete returns, while others send in partial returns and still others send in none at all. Statistics of this kind are so incomplete as to be utterly worthless, and the information could all be secured from the census reports anyway. The reports received by the State board of health show a total of 1,135 deaths in the State during the past month, which is possibly two thirds of the total number that have occurred. The returns show that of these deaths, 265 were due to consump tion twenty-eight to pneumonia sixty-seven to cancer and seventeen were caused by diphtheria.Fergus Falls Journal. The Colonel's Waterloo. Colonel John M. Fuller of Honey Grove, Texas, nearly met his Water loo from liver and kidney trouble. In a resent letter he says: I was nearly dead of these complaints, and, al though I tried my family doctor he did me no good, so I got a 50c bottle of your great Electric Bitters, which cured me. I consider them the best medicine on earth, and thank God who gave you the knowledge to make them." Sold and guaranteed to cure dyspepsia, billiousness and kidney disease, by C. A. Jack, druggist, at 50c a bottle. A. J.. Hurtig R. F. D. Carrier. A. J. Hurtig passed the highest in the examinations recently held at Princeton and will receive the ap pointment as rural free delivery car rier for the new route to be estab lished this spring from Milaca out through Borgholm township. John Asp was the other applicant and lacked only two points of equaling Mr. Hurtig's markings.Milaca Times. If taken this month, keeps you well all summer. It makes the little ones eat. sleep and grow. A spring tonic for the whole family. Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. C. A. Jack. Buy, Sell And Exchange Your Cattle WITH E. BIGELOW And get a Square Deal. *^0^**^0^0^^^*^^^^^**^^*0^^^^^^0^^^*^0^*^**t^^m^^^*^**0^^^0^^ Farmers, Attention! SEEDS We have the largest line of farm and garden seeds ever brought to your city. These seeds consist of all the leading varieties and were all grown in the vicin- ity of Princeton. Our seed corn is all fire dried and consists of the following varieties: Minnesota King, Pride of the North, White Cap Dent and White Flint. We also have several kinds of Seed Oats and all other varieties of farm and garden seeds, including Barley, Speltz, Buckwheat, Flax, Field Peas, Alsike Clover, Red Clover, Timothy, Red Top and all the other grains. In garden seeds we have ail the leading varieties in bulk and in packages. These seeds are now open for your inspection. Call in and look them over. Caley Hardware Co. ^^^^*^^^*^^^^*^W*^I^^*%WWMW W M^^^W mm*m^0*m***^**^ A Splitting Backache. Pains in the back and loins are the most common symptoms of kidney troubles. These pains are mostly caused by over-work, over-exertion and worriment. Men and women alike are subject to these pains, but relief is quickly obtained by using DeBells Kidney Pills. Price 25 and 50c. Every box warrnated. For sale by C. A. Jack. Great Northern Railway. ST. HAUL,, MINNEAPOLIS, PRINCETON AND DULUTH. GOING SOUTH. GOING NORTH. Leave. Duluth 6:20 Brook Park. 9: Mora 9:35 Ogilvie 9:48 Milaca 10:20 Pease (f) 10:30 L. Siding(1).10:40 Brickton (f).10 Princeton 10:65 Zimmerman. 11 Elk River.... 11 Anoka 12 Minneapolis.12 Ar. St. Paul. 1 Leave, a.m. 15 a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. 45 a.m. a m. 10 a.m. 35 a.m. 00 a.m. 40 p.m. 05 p.m. St. Paul. Minneapolis Anoka Elk River... Zimmerman Princeton... Brickton (f) L. Siding (f) Pease (f)... Milaca Ogilvie Mora 6 Brook Park. 6 Ar. Duluth.. 9 (i) Stop on signal. ST. CLOUD TRAINS GOING WEST. tie. Milaca Foreston Ar. St. Cloud FSfcIN"CEEilX,3ST Grain and Produce Market, Wheat, (new) No. 1 Northern Wheat, (new) No. 2Northern.. Corn (new) Oats Beans (hand picked) Wildhay POTATOES. Rose Burbanks Ohio Oats-. G\jjjg,~.ReSu):i FR ED KEITH, Sec'y. rvR. D. A. McRAE 35 p.m :05 p.m. :45 p.m. :07 p.m. :25 p.m. :42 p.m. :47 p.m. :51 p.m. :01 p.m 20 p.m :45 p.m 02 p.m :25p.m :25 p.m. 10:18 a. m. 10:23 a.m. 11:15 a.m. GOING EAST." Le. St. Cloud I 4:00p.m. Foreston 4:54 p.m. Ar, Milaca 5:00 p.m. WAY GI J*G E*ST-TuesdayFREIGHT. Thursda and Saturday. Le. Milaca 110:45a.m. ?n t0 45p. Ar. Anoka... 5:00p.m-. GOINTGW WEST-Odonday, Wednesday and Friday.. Le 110:00 a.m Elk River 11:35 a.m. Princeton l-aop.m. I 2:50p.m. Train No. 7 leaves Elk River going west at 9:18 p. m.. and train No. 8 leaves Elk River go mg east at 6:34 a. m. Ar. Milaca. MILLE LACS COUNTY. TOWN CLERKS. Bogus BrookO. E. Gustafson Princeton BorgholmJ. Herou Bock Greenbush-R. A. Ross Princeton HaylandAlfred F. Johnson Milaca Isle HarborOtto A. Haggberg isle MilacaOle E. Larson Milaca MiloR. N. Atkinson Foreston PrincetonOtto Henschel Princeton RobbingC. N. Archer Vineland South HarborChas. Freer Cove East Side-Geo. W. Freer Opstead Onamia-G. H. Carr Onamia PageAugust Anderson Page VILLAGE RECORDERS. J. M. iveumann Foreston J?% Princeto Geo. E. McClure Milaca NEIGHBORING TOWNS. BaldwinH. B. Fisk Princeton Blue HiUChas. D. Kaliher Princeton Spencer BrookG O.Smith. Spencer Brook WyanettOle Peterson Wyanett LivoniaChas. E. Sawnson Zimmerman SantiagoW. W. Groundrey Santiago DalboAndrew Peterson Dalbo SI.07 1.03 ...40(&45 firstname.lastname@example.org 4.00(^4.50 DENTIST 15 18 ....30@35 Princeton Boiler Mills end Elevator. Wheat, (new) No. 1 Northern $1.07 Wheat, (new) No. 2 Northern i 03 Corn(new) 40@4 5 34%28 RETAIL. Vestal, per sack OK Flour, (100 per cent)per sack 3 Banner, per sack ''2 r Rye flour ,-JE Whole wheat (10 lb. sack) "'35 Ground feed, per cwt q Coarsemeal, per cwt q-, Middlings, per cwt 'ij, Shorts, per cwt 0n Bran, per cwt All goods delivered free anywhere" in Princeton FKATERNAL -:-LODGE NO. 93, A. F. & A M.4th communications,2a. and Wednesday of each month. B. D. GRANT, W. PRINCETON LODGE, hi NO. 93, K. of P. Regular meetings every Tuesday eve 'Jit at 8 o'clock. rw. T, FRANK IPETEESON, C. C. OSCAR PETERSON, R. & s. K. O. T. M., Tent No. 17. Regular meetings every Thurs day evening at 8 o'clock, in the Maccabee hall. N. M. NELSON. Com. W. G. FREDERICKS. R. Hebron Encampment. No. 42,1.0.O.F. Meetings, 2nd and 4th Mondays at 8 o'clock p. H. M. C. SACSSER, C. P. D. W. SPAUIJMNG, S. W. Jos. CRAIG. Scribe. PRINCETON LODGE NO.208,I.O. O.F. HegnUr meetings every Friday evening at 8.00 FREDERICK, N. G. Oswald King, R. Sec. PRINCETON CAMP, M. W. A., No. 4032. Regular meetings 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, at 8:00 p. 11., in the hall at Brick yards. Visiting members cordially invited. F. F. REEM, V. CHAS. A. OAKBS, Clerk. AND FEED BARN. CRAVENS & KALIHER, Props. Princeton, Minn. Single and Double Rigs at a iloments' Notice. CommercialTravelers' Trade a Specialty Office in Odd Fellows Block. PRINCETON, MINN Q. ROSS CALEY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and Residence over Jack's Drug Store Tel.Rural, 36. Princeton, Minn. ISS HATTIE TEMPLE, EXPERIENCED NURSE. Tearm reasonaole. Residence in Mrs. Soule's house, south of Northwestern hospital, Princeton, Minn. JLVERO L. MCMILLAN, LAWYER. Office in Odd Fellows' Building. Princeton, Minn. J. A. ROSS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Carew Block, Main Street, Princeton. BUSINESS CARDS. M. KALIHER, BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS. A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars. Main Street, Princeton. A C. SMITH, 12:30p.m Elk River i o: Dealer in FRESH AND SALT MEATS, Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. Telephone 51. Princeton. Minn. A. ROSS, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Will take full charge of dead bodies when desired. Coffins and caskets of the latest styles always in stock. Also Springfield metalics. Dealer in Monuments of all kinds. E A. Ross, Princeton, Minn. Telephone No. 30. ry E. LYNCH, RELIABLE WELL DRILLER. Twenty years in the well business. Can give perfect satisfaction. If you want a good well call on or address R. W. LYNCH, Zimmerman, Minn. NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL AND SANITARIUM. PRINCETON, MINN. Long Distance 'Phone 313. Centrally located. All the comforts of home life. Unexcelled service. Equipped with every modern convenience for the treatment and the cure of the sick and the invalid. All forms of Electrical Treatment, Medical Baths, Massage. X-ray Laboratory, Trained Nurses in attend ance. Only non-contagious diseases admitted, Charges reasonable. Trained Nurses furnished for sickness in private families. Staff of Physicians and Surgeons, H. C. COONEY, M. D. Chief of Staff. N. K. WHITTEMOBE, M. D., H. P. BACON, M. D., R. B. HIXSON, M. V., G. ROSS CALET, M. D., D. K. CALDWELL. M. D., A. G. ALDRICH. M. D. MISS EMMA NORDSTROM. SuDt. PRINCETON Bottling Works MANUFACTURER OF ALL KINDS Carbonated Let the people get the habit of drinking the PRINCETON POP Order your supply from Prince ton Bottling Works and you will have the very best, such as Pear and Champagne Cider, Root and Birch Beer, Ginger Ale, Straw berry, Lemon and Cream Soda, etc. Everything that comes from Princeton is good. Princeton Bottling Works E. H.WITTE, Prop. The Rural Telephone Co. THE PEOPLE'S FAVORITE. Lines to Dalbo, Cambridge, Santi ago and Qlendorado. Good Service in Princeton and to all adjoining points. Patronize a Home Concern. Service Day and Night. in the way that you can buy right. at the place where you can buy right. YOU CAN buy right if you buy for cash and you can buy right 3 i "A 'J m m -*&A BUY 1 BUY I at the time when you can buy right, and BUY AT I all times if you buy at **2 D. BYERS, I Dealer in general merchandise, agent for Pratt's perfumes and I toilet articles and HcCall Bazaar patterns.