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R. C. DUNN, Publisher.
A Party From Princeton Enjoys the
Beauties of this Picturesque
Lake on Steamboat.
Milaca Military Band an Entertaining
Feature of ExcursionDance
at Cove in Evening.
A party of Princeton people consist
ing of Mr and Mrs. W. H. Ferrell.
and children, A. J. Bulks and Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. I. Staples and children
were among those who participated in
the excursion festivities on Mille
Lacs Lake last Saturday.
ourt King and Sheriff
were also in attendance
The steamer Queen Anne started
from Cove at 8 o'clock Saturday
morning, the Milaca Military band,
one of the best musical organizations
in this part of the country, playing a
lively air on board as the steamer
cleared her gang plank. The boat
had been especially put in order and
provisioned for this occasion by Mr.
McClure, who had seen to every detail
that would mure to the comfort of
the excursionists.
The trip was extremely delightful,
the grandeur of the scenery along the
route and the choice selections dis
coursed by the band adding largely
to the general enjoyment. Under the
management of Navigator J. W. Mc
Clure and Engineer J. W. Orton the
boat glided o'er the ripples of the
water and touched at the many points
of interest along the lake shore, in
cluding Lawrence, Isle, Hennepin
Island, Wealthwood, Nichols, Mid
land and Vineland, landing the party
at Cove the same evening, where a
dance had been arranged for the ex
Al Hawse, the steamer's cook, is
worthy of mention for the admirable
manner in which he prepared the
sumptuous repast provided. The
dinner was served in good old mari
time stylebig tin pans of meat,
beans and miscellaneous vegetables
being arrayed in long lines upon the
tablo for ovoryone fco .help themselves.
And they did.
Two of the boysthe clerk of court
and sherifffelt a little inclined to
take on a touch of mal-de-mer from
the slight rolling of the craft, but a
timely bracer of aerated water dis
pelled the uncomfortable symptoms
and set them right again.
Mille Lacs lake is one of the most
magnificent bodies of water in the
northwest, being about twenty-five
miles long and fifteen wide, dotted with
picturesque islands at irregular inter
The Hon. H. R. Mallette and wife
are camping at Cove. Their equip
ment consists of every contrivance
for making life out-of-doors pleasant
mosquito-proof tents, dining and
sleeping rooms, kitchen, etc. Mr.
Ferrell and party took supper at Mr.
Clerk of
from this
The State Census.
According to official figures the
population of Minnesota, outside of
Ramsey county, is 1,759,834, and it is
estimated that Ramsey county will
gi\ from 197.000 to 200,000.
The counties in the State that show
greatest gains are Itasca, Beltrami,
Carleton, Rosseau, Pine and Crow
Wing. Itasca county shows the larg
est increase, its population of 11,000
being an increase of over 1 per cent.
There is e\ery probability that the
northern tier of counties ha\e been
undercounted rather than the reverse,
because during June, when the enum
erators were working the north
rains were so tremendous that travel
in the often roadless country was ex
ceedingly difficult, and the enumer
ators themselves admit that there may
have been omissions.
Before the census was begun it was
generally believed that the population
of the State would run over 2,000,000,
but, in the returns first received from
tne southern counties there was so
ide a discrepancy between the figures
and the expectation that a pessimistic
view of the matter was taken. Since
the northern reports have been re
ceived it seems probable that, with
Ramsey county included, the original
estimate will be approximated.
A line drawn through the center of
the State from east to west would
show on its southerly side a decrease
in rural population, while to the north
a considerable increase would be
shown. On the other hand the popu
lations of southern towns and vil
lages have increased generally. In
some towns where decreases were
shown the census officials opened cor
respondence to discover what was the
cause of a falling off, and received
the frank statement from the town
authorities, in nearly every case, that
in the federal census taken five years
ago the returns had been padded, but
that in the case of a State census
this had not been done, and that the
figures returned represented the facts.
Some towns in the northern part of the
State made similar admissions.
It is admitted that the reason of
light return from the country districts
in the southern part of the State is
largely the emigration of the younger
men to cheaper lands in Canada or
northern Minnesota. Many of these
young men, formerly resident in
southern counties, are now farming in
northern counties.
It is noted that the conditions pre
vailing along the southern line in
Minnesota also prevail along the
northern tier of counties in Iowa, and
Iowa reports the cause to be high
land prices and the attractions of
cheaper farming country to the north.
Alarmin Figures.
Immigration has been increasing
with such leaps and bounds that con
gress will be forced at the next session
to pass some sort of restrictive legis
The figures for the last fiscal year
show we are receiving more than a
million steerage immigrants every
year, and the percentage from the
more undesirable sections of Europe
has been increasing to a dangerous
degree. Figures just completed show
1,027,421 aliens brought into the
United States during the year ending
June 30, 1905. The figures for the
previous year were 815,349. This
shows the startling increase of 212,072
immigrants, or more than twenty-five
per cent.
In the face of such a stupendous in
flux of foreigners, the large propor
tion of whom are illiterate and in
other ways undesirable, congress
necessarily will have to take the mat
ter up in a methodical manner, and
put up some new bars on steerage
The steamship companies have be
gun to compete for steerage business
they have opened up new ports of de
parture from southeastern Europe,
and there is every reason to believe
certain European countries are delib
erately dumping their worst classes
upon the United States with the aim
of reducing their proportion of possi
ble socialistic agitators and disturb
Railroads Submit.
One fare, plus fifty cents, is the rate
offered by the Great Northern, North
ern Pacific and Soo to the patrons of
the State fair. The roads reached a
decision to offer such a rate after a
conference with the State fair man
agers. A delegation of twin city
business men waited on the officials at
the same time, and assured F. I.
Whitney, traffic manager of the Great
Northern that every possible precau
tion would be taken to protect the
railroads from the ticket brokers.
The plan is to secure an injunction
against the brokers, enjoining them
from buying or selling the tickets.
Edward J. Cannon has been employed
by the business interests of St. Paul,
and he will take the necessary steps to
secure an injunction against the ticket
Steps have also been taken in Min
neapolis to protect the railroads from
the scalpers.
Decrease in School Laud *ales
Records in the State auditor's office
show that the sale of State school
lands has fallen off in recent years to
an alarming extent. The price ob
tainable at auctions has also de
In 1902 there were 108,290 acres of
State lands sold. During 1903 the
number of acres sold dropped to
80,000. During 1904 the decrease was
still greater, the total being but 18,000.
During 1902 the average sale price
at land auctions was $9 an acre. Last
year this average had changed to but
$7, a cheaper class of lands being
W ill Start Bank at Folej.
S. S. Petterson, president of the
First National Bank of Princeton,
and Attorney Chas. Keith will start a
bank at Foley, Benton county, some
time this fall with a capitalization of
$25,000. John Foley will be one of the
principal stockholders. The bank
will be known as the First National
Bank of Foley and S. S. Petterson
will be its president. Ground has
been purchased whereon to erect the
State Revenue Fund.
The State of Minnesota closed its
fiscal year of 1905 on Monday, with a
deficit in the revenue fund of $444,-
624.95. June tax settlements from the
three large counties, Hennepin, Ram
sey and St. Louis, have not yet
reached the State treasurer, but will
be received this week.
The Music Course Conducted by Mrs.
Cooney Prolific of Good Re-
sultsThe Picnic.
The term of the summer training
school closed Tuesday after a four
weeks' session, and the instructors,
A. N. Farmer, L. H. Pryor and Miss
Nellie W. Ford took the train on the
same day for their respective homes.
The closing day was devoted to a
review of the work and to methods of
organizing rural schools. These sub
jects were ably presented by Mr.
Farmer and very closely listened to
by the teachers who have as much
trouble over forming programs for
their daily work as any one thing that
comes up to confront them in their
school work, and especially for young
teachers or those just starting out, is
this the case.
It is the opinion of the teachers who
attended this year's school that the
work has been of the most useful
character, practical in its. nature and
presented in a most concise way.
The examinations held last Febru
ary developed a sad state of things in
some of the common branches, and the
work during the school has been
devoted chiefly to those studies, and
so thoroughly has the ground been
covered along the weak places that it
is clearly evident that a decided gain
has been made and that the examina
tions now in progress will show this
to be the fact.
There was a thorough business air
about the school from the call of the
bell on the first day until the very
close, Tuesday last. Sixty-six teach
ers enrolled during the term, and the
average daily attendance was fifty
five, an average far above what is
usually found in schools with that
number in attendance.
The courtesies of Hon. R. C. Dunn,
Attorney E. L. McMillan, Dr. H. C.
Cooney and several others were very
much appreciated, as their- talks were
along lines that are not commonly
given in the course of work in the
common school curriculum.
The course given in music conducted
by Mrs. H. C. Cooney through the
term has been prolific of good results,
and has placed many of the teachers
in position to pass the state require
ments for a certificate. Mrs. Cooney
certainly takes high rank as a musical
instructor and never wants for a posi
tion when she wishes to take up sum
mer school work.
Mr. Farmer, Mr. Pryor and Miss
Ford will long be remembered by the
teachers for their kindly efforts to
ward giving them a better view of a
teacher's life and a broader base on
which to build in their chosen pro
fession. They are people of excep
tional ability, and wherever sent in
their work it is assured from start to
finish that their duties will be effi
ciently and faithfully performed.
Rev. Henderson and Rev. Swinner
ton returned from their vacation in
time to visit the school. They would
have been called into the work quite
frequently had they been at home
during the earlier part of the session.
Mrs. Cooney and Miss Dielman
favored the school with beautiful
songs on the last day. Both re
sponded to hearty encores. Rev.
Swmnerton gave an interesting talk
Tuesday morning on church, school
and home. It was short but to the
The instructors and teachers on
Saturday last held a basket picnic at
Sandy lake, being conveyed in wagons
and other vehicles to their destination.
A very enjojable day was spent and
all felt better for the outing
All Sorts of Weather This Month.
Hicks, in his monthly weather fore
cast for August has the first storm
period due from the 5th to 8th, with its
center on the 6th. Falling barometer,
increased humidity and warmth, with
growing cloudiness will appear as
early as the 4th. Storms and thunder
gusts will quickly follow in western
sections, and during the 5th to 7th
these disturbances will pass eastward
over the country. Rising barometer
and cooler weather will follow about
7th to 10th.
A reactionary storm period is cen
tral on 11th and 12th. The indications
are for only moderate barometic and
other changes at this time. Threaten
ing clouds with thundergusts may
show themselves over scattering local
ities, but generally the weather will
remain warm and dry.
The third storm period is central
on the 17th, reaching from the 15th to
the 20th. Storms will be forming in
western regions as early as the
and 15th, and during the 16th to
very general and forcible storms
pass eastward over the country,
nder and lightning will mark these
ins with great emphasis. A de
dly high barometer and change to
will follow.
ie next reactionary storm period
utral on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
Thlre will be high temperature, low
baaometer and vigorous electrical
stof ms during the early stages of the
period but sudden change to high
barometer and much cooler will press
th western side of the storm area.
There is danger that these very sudden
revulsions to cooler late in August
will be followed by frosts in northern
The last storm period is central on
the 29th covering the 27th to 31st. As
earh as the 27th and 28th barometric
warnings of gathering storms will be
noted, and the crisis of the period will
not be over forty-eight hours from 6
o'plock p. m., on the 30th. Storms of
raJitf, thunder and hail attended by
violent tornadic gales, will pass over
wide areas of the interior parts of the
country. The storms of this period
will continue into the opening days
of September.
Jfridge and Road Committee Report.
Ijfeport of th6 citizens bridge and
roan committee in building the
brilge and opening the road on the
judicial road in section 34, township
36, fange 26.
Receipts cash by the treasurer of the said
committee From ate subscriptions
From lllage of Princeton
Froij} county of Mille Lacs
From State of Minnesota
|Totalcash receipts
Lumber Hara\raie Blaa?smithin Driving piling
Labor, team hire etc
11 272 50
152 39
20 05
130 00
510 01
Total $1268 05
Balaace cash in hands of committee $1 45
The committee received donations in
flabor and team hire 260 00
Tota| cost of bridge road and cul
verts 528 05
The above expenses are divided as follows,
viz Total cost of bridge o\er Rum river $S77 44
Total cost of grading, gruboing and
pi-tting in culv erts on udicial road 650 61
Th&e are still outstanding and unpaid bills
for lapor, material, etc amounting to $83 30
The Proposed Cannery.
Last week's article in this paper per
fcaining to the probability of a can
nery being established at Princeton
resulted in the receipt by Mr. Douglas
of a letter from a Minneapolis man
suggesting that he (the Minneapolis
man) furnish money to put on such a
factory as desired and that he be re
imbursed by receipts from operation
of same. Or, in other words, that he
will await the time when the concern
can repay him from its profits.
Should negotiations with the In
diana capitalist, referred to in last
week's issue, fall through, this offer
Will perhaps be embraced.
Badly Scalded.
The four-year-old daughter of
Marion Northway, residing at Blue
Hill, was severely scalded on Satur
day. It appears that Mrs. Northway
was about to scrub the floor of the
kitchen and had set a crock of boiling
water down for that purpose. In an
uawatched moment the little girl
backed into the vessel and received
verj serious injuries. Dr. Armitage
was called and, so far as possible,
alleviated the little one's sufferings.
At last report she was expected to
survive the in]uries
The Aitkin Flood Sufferers.
Reports to the contrary notwith
standing, it is an actuality that the
people of Aitkin who lost their prop
erty in the recent floods are badly in
need of assistance. There are at least
150 families who sustained more or
less damage by the washout and of
these seventy-five are in need of im
mediate aid. Funds for the ameliora
tion of these distressed people's con
dition will, be gladly received by J. B.
Galarneault of the Aitkin State bank,
who has been appointed treasurer of
the relief committee
Chimney Ablaze.
On Monday morning at 9:20 the fire
department was called to the old Hunt
house and there ascertained that it
was merely a matter of a chimney
ablaze which brought it out. An ap
plication of the hose was found un
necessary. The ignition of a quantity
of soot in the chimney, which is
cracked and dangerously unsafe, was
the cause of the fire. No material
damage resulted.
A Delicate Operation
Dr. Cooney was on Sunday called
to Foreston by Dr. Caldwell to per
form an operation upon Mrs.
Johnson, who was suffering from
appendicitis in a most acute form.
With the assistance of Dr. Caldwell
the operation was successfully per
formed and up to the time of going to
press the patient was progressing
very satisfactorily.
Santiago's Crack Team is Vanquished
by the Superior Play of the
Princeton Boys.
Game is Patronized by Large Crowd-
Princeton's Next Contest at
Wayzata Aug. 13.
A game of ball was played on Sun
day upon the home diamond between
the Princetons and Santiagos, the
members of each team being in first
class condition. The superior play
ing of the Princetons was, however,
apparent from the start and at the
finish of the game the score stood 11
to one in the home team's favor. The
afternoon was an ideal one and the
attendance large, many people from
Glendorado being among the specta
tors. The line up and scores of the
opposing forces were as follows:
Smith rf
Marshall, N 8b
Carlson, lb
Woods, Slayback, cf
Thieson 2b
Cravens Harrington If
Manske, ss
Santiago Blgelow ss
Nelson lb
Mergel 2b
Lind rf
Rusch, c.
VanBlaircon Riley, If
Odegard cf
Schmdeldecker, 3b
$532 50
250 00
300 00
200 00
5 5
5 5
4 4 4
2 2
4 3 0
0 0 0
000 001
3 12 0
2 1 3
3 2 1
1 0 2
0 7 1
0 4 2
0 1 4
1 1 1
0 1
0 0
42 AB
4 4 3 4 4 3
11 9 27 14
0 1 3
0 9 1
0 5 3
0 2 0
1 6 2
1 0 0
0 0 0
1 1 1
2 2 2 0 0 0
0 0 1
0 0
0 0 0
31 1 3 24 11 9
20004302 x11
Woods 2, Slayback, Rusch,
hit Slavback,
Princeton Santiago
Two base hits
Schmdeldecker three
double plays, Harrington to~Carison~*Mansk
to Harrington to Carlson struck out by
Woods 7, by VanBlaircon 6 Umpire, Pratt
Scorer, Cordiner
There will be no game next Sunday.
The next contest in which the Prince
tons will figure comes off at Wayzata
on August 13.
Miss tulu Sadler of Princeton United to
W m. A. Owens of Proctor.
At the residence of Mrs. Elizabeth
Sadley, the bride's mother, at high
noon on Wednesday, August 2d, Miss
Lulu Sadley was united in wedlock- t,n
W^HiamA.Owens'of ProcloVMS^Tt^^
in the presence of immediate relatives
and a few invited guests, Rev. Hen
derson of the Congregational church
conducting the ceremony.
The bride was appareled in a very
becoming costume which enhanced her
otherwise charming appearance and
the parlor was decorated with an ele
gant selection of cut flowers and ap
propriate draperies, making a very
pretty setting for the ceremony.
At the conclusion of the nuptials a
wedding luncheon was partaken of
and the dining room in which the fes
tivities were observed was very befit
tingly decorated with cut flowers.
Miss Sadley was born and raised in
Princeton and is therefore known to
most of its citizens. She taught in
the public schools here for several
terms, was a most proficient and ex
emplary instructor, and resigned her
position at the end of the last school
year. Miss Sadley was a favorite in
social circles and greatly beloved for
her kindly and amiable disposition.
Mr. Owens, the bridegroom, is a
young man highly educated and great
ly respected by those among whom he
The people of Princeton wish Mr.
and Mrs. Owens a life of uninterrupted
The bride and groom left for
Proctor yesterday evening, where Mr.
Owens is principal of the public
Mrs. Geo. Riedle of Carlton,
Minn., mother, of the groom, and
Robt. Owens of North Dakota, his
brother, were present at the ceremony.
Railroad Operators Out.
A press dispatch says that differ
ences between the telegraphers em
ployed by the Great Northern rail
road company and the company
reached a climax on Tuesday when
nearly all the telegraphers on the
Willmar, Fergus Falls and Brecken
ridge divisions of the road quit their
places. The men claim it is a lockout
on the part of the road because they
will not accept the terms offered them,
while the company claims that eighty
per cent of the men are satisfied. In
a circular to its employes the com
pany proposes a schedule of wages,
which it claims gives an increase to
the men amounting to $20,000 an
nually. The men, on the other hand,
claim this increase amounts to only
$7,000 or $8,000 annually for about a
thousand men.
The men were asked in the circular
to decide whether they wished to con
tinue in the company's service and be
governed by its new rules and regula
tions. When the men refused to ac-
cept this proposition they claim they
were at once discharged.
The telegraphers on the Northern
Pacific are also out, having decided
that they would not accept the terms
submitted to thenj by that company.
About 1,700 men- are directly or in
directly affected by the action which
vv as taken by both roads. The out
come, as affecting the operation of
both systems, seems dubious.
President Perham, of the Railway
Telegraphers'union, said: "But one
man has failed us. Elsewhere they
have gone out uniformly. The sup
erintendents have not called on oper
ators or agents in the twin cities or
any of the large stations. I want to
make it clear that this is not a strike,
but it is a lockout."
The telegraph operator at Prince
ton went out on Wednesday morning,
leaving the agent alone to perform
two men's work.
State Drainage League Meets.
The meeting of the Minnesota State
Drainage league opened at the opera
house in Crookston on Tuesday morn
ing with an attendance which exceeded
the expectations of the most sanguine
champions of the league, about four
hundred delegates being present.
Among the men present there were
Lieutenant Governor Ray Jones,
United States Senator Moses E.
Clapp, State Auditor Iverson, Secre
tary of State Peter Hanson, Engineers
Albercrombie and Ralph, State Sen
ators Lord, Cole, Peterson, Campbell,
Calhoun, Comstock, Swedback, Lun
berg, Smith, Laybourn and Stephens.
The representatives present were A.
L. Cole. O. E. Hogen, O. V. Eckman,
H. O. Hanson, E. R. Hines, Asher
Murray, R. J. Wells, John Landine,
Maurice Lauritsen. J. M. Hetland,
W. A. Nolan, W. A. Hinton, E. W.
Gates, Frank Haskell and Bennett.
In addition to the State officials and
members of the legislature there were
present prominent representatives
from every county in the State, and
from the northern portion large dele
gations came.
The meeting was called to order by
President A. G. Bernard of Cass Lake
and Mayor Mix of Crookston wel
comed the visitors. A resolution was
adopted instructing Secretary Hays
meeting taken.
United States Senator Moses E.
Clapp was given a splendid ovation.
He precluded his remarks by the
statement that he was in hearty sym
pathy with the drainage movement
and was ready now and would be
ready at any time in the future to
further the best interests of the cause.
He confined most of his remarks to
the proposition of drainage by federal
appropriation. He stated that the
federal government had no financial
interests in the reservation lands, but
was simply a trustee. When the lands
were disposed of the government was
pledged to pay the Indians the stipu
lated $1.25. Mr. Clapp stated, how
ever, that he believed the federal gov
ernment could appropriate money for
the work of drainage where necessary
without'menacing the rights of the In
He thought it probable that the only
way an appropriation could be se
cured would be through a bill provid
ing general disbursement appropria
tion, the money expended for drain
age to be returned to the government
when the lands were sold and the In
dians given the remainder. If it was
demonstrated that this plan did not
meet the approval of congress he ad
vocated a law be passed by congress
ceding the swamp lands to the State
of Minnesota which would leave the
State in a position to carry on the
drainage. Among the other promi
nent speakers before the noon recess
were Congressman Steenerson, Hon.
Ray W. Jones, Senator A. D. Steph
ens, State Auditor Iverson and Secre
tary of State Hanson.
Koch Acquitted.
After a deliberation of three hours
the jury in the Koch murder case re
turned a verdict on Tuesday of "not
guilty." The verdict came as a sur
prise to a great many people, another
disagreement having been confidently
expected. The testimony in the caste
was so extremely circumstantial and
conflicting that it was hardly thought
possible the jury would convict. Thus
ends the last chapter in a case which
has attracted so wide an attention
and been discussed from one end of
the United States to the other.
Coulter Appeals.
Eugene B. Coulter has taken an ap
peal to the supreme court against the
decision of the district court of Mille
Lacs county, which last fall awarded
him $2,900 against the Barker estate.
Mr. Coulter's claim against the es
tate was for $3,693.50 and at the 1905
spring term of court his attorneys
made a motion for a new trial of the
suit, which was denied.
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