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leaving by the back door!" And Cos
tigan slapped his thigh.
"The gentleman in question don't
seem to be makin' much use of his
present conversational opportunities.
I'm feelin' kinder turned down my
self" And the Texan began to look
over his six shooter.
The man with the squint looked up
and down the board.
"Gentlemen, I believe the foregoing
expresses the sentiment of this com
pany, which, while it incloodes many
foreign and frequent warring elements,
is at present held together by the
natchral tie of eating."
Thumping with knife and fork han
dles, stamping of feet, cries of "Hear,
hear!" with at least three cowboy
yells, argued well for a resumption of
last night's festivities. Simpson glow
ered, but said nothing.
"Seems to me you all goin' the wrong
way 'bout drawin' Mistu' Simpson out
He is shy an' has to be played fo' like a
trout, an' heah you all come at him
like a cattle stampede." The big Tex
an leaned toward Simpson. "Now,
you all watch my methods. Mistu'
Simpson, seh, what do you think of the
prospects of rain?"
There was a general recommendation
from Simpson that the entire company
go to a locality below the rain belt.
A boy, plainly "from the east" and
looking as if the ink on his graduating
thesis had scarce had time to dry, was
on his feet swaggering. He would not
ha^ swapped his newly acquired cam
araderie with these bronzed western
ers for the presidency.
"Gentlemen, you have all heard Simp
son say it is lonesome having no one
to talk to during meals. We sympa
thized with him and offered him a
choice of subjects. He greets our re
marks by a conspicuous silence, varied
by profanity. This, gentlemen, reflects
on us and is a matter demanding pub
lic satisfaction. All who feel that theii
powers as conversationalists have been
impugned by the silence of Simpson
please say 'Aye.'"
"Aye!" was howled, sung and roared
in every note of the gamut.
"If me yoong fri'nd here an me
roight"and Costigan jerked a shoul
der toward the boy"will be afthei
closin' that silf feeding automatic dic
tionary av his for a moment, I shud
be glad to call the attintion av the
oomp'ny to somethin' in the nature av
an ixtinuatin' circoomsthance in the
case av Simpson."
"Hear, hear!" they shouted. The
broad countenance of Costigan beamed
with joy at what he was about to say.
"Gintlemin, the silence av Mr. Simpson
is jew all probabilitee to a certain
ivint recalled by many here prisint,
an' more that's absent, an' amicablee
settled out av coort."
Up to this time the unhappy Simpson
had shown an almost superhuman en
durance. Now he bristled, and after
looking up and down the board for a
sympathetic face and not finding one
he declared loudly and generally,
"'Tain'tso!"
"Ye may have noticed that Frind
Simpson do be t'reatened wid lockjaw
in the societee av min, but in the pris
ince av a female ye can't count on him.
Now, talk wid a female is an agree
able if not a profitable way av passin'
the toime, but, sure, ye niver know
where it will indas witness Simpson.
This lady I'm recallm''tis a matther
av two years agofollowed the ancient
and honorable proflssion av biscuit
shootin' not far from Caspar. Siz
Simpson to the lady some such passin'
civilitee as 'Good marnin' plisent
weather we're havin',' whereupon the
lady nit a damage to her afflctions an'
sued him for breach av promise."
'Twan't that way at all," screamed
Simpson. 'Sail a lie!"
"Yu ought er said 'Good evenm'' to
the lady, Mistu' Simpson hit make a
diffunce," drawled the man from
Texas pleasantly.
"But 'twas 'Good marnin" Simpson
made chyce av," resumed Costigan.
"An' the lady replied, 'You've broke
my heart.' Whereupon Simpson, havin'
a matther av free thousand dollars to
pay for his passin' civilitee, learned
thot sihnce was goolden."
They all remembered the incident in
question and thundered applause at
the reappearance of an old favorite.
Without warning, a shadow fell across
the sunlight flooded room and as one
after another of th men glanced up
from the table they saw standing in
the doorway a man of such malignant
aspect that his look fell across the
company like a menace. The swing of
their banter slowed suddenly it was
as if the cold of a new turned grave
had struck across the June sunshine
checking their roughshod fun. None
of them had the hardihood to joke with
a man that stood in the shadow of
death, and hate and murder looked
from the eyes of the man in the door
way and looked toward Simpson. One
by one they perceived the man of the
shadow, all but Simpson, eating steak
drowned in Worcestershire.
The man in the doorway was tall
and lean, and the prison blench upon
his face was in unpleasant contrast
to the ruddy tan of the faces about the
table. His sombrero was tipped back
and the hair hung dank about the
pale, sweating forehead, suggestive of
sickness, but weak health did not im
ply weak purpose. Every feature in
that hawklike face was sharp with
hatred, and in the narrowing eye was
vengeance that is sweet.
He stood still. There was in his
hatred a something hypnotic that grew
imperceptibly and imperceptibly com
municated itself to the men at table.
He gloated over the eating fat man
as if he had dwelt much in imagina
tion on the sight and was in no hurry
to curtail his joy at the reality. Not
one in all that company, even the cat
tlemen whose Interests were opposed
to Rodney's, but felt the justice of bis
rrand.
"When did they let him out?" whis-
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pered the college "boy. And1
then,
"Oughtn't we to do something?"
"Yis, my son," whispered Costigan.
"We ought to sit still and learn a thing
or two."
The fat man cleaned his plate with
a crust of bread stuck on the point of
a fork. Then he glanced up and saw
the gaunt man standing in the door
way.
Simpson dropped the knife from his
shaking hand and started up with a
cry that died away in a gurgle, an in
human, nightmare croak. He looked
about wildly, like a rat in a trap, then
backed toward the wall. The men
about the table got up, then cleared
away in a circle, leaving the fat man.
It was all like a dream to the college
boy, who had never seen a thing of
the kind before and could not realize
now that it was happening Rodney
advanced, never once relaxing the look
in which he seemed to hold his enemy
as in a vise. Simpson was like a man
bewitched. Once, twice, he made a
grab for his revolver, but his right
hand seemed to have lost power to
heed the bidding of his will. Rodney,
now well toward the center of the
room, waited, with a suggestion of cer
emony, for Simpson to get his six
shooter.
It was one of those moments in
which time seems to have become pet-
Remember t-therc's ladies p-prcscnt!"
rifled. The limp clad proprietress of
the eating house, made curious by the
sudden silence, looked in from the
kitchen. Simpson, his eyes wandering
like a trapped rat, saw, and called,
through teeth that chattered in an ague
of fear: "Ree-memm-ber th-the-there's
la-dies p--present! Remember t-Hiere's
ladies p-present!"
The pale man looked toward the
kitchen, and, seeing the women, he
gave Simpson a look in which there
was only contempt. "You've hid be
hind the law once, and this time it's
petticoats. The open don't seem to
have no charm for you. But" He
didn't finish there was no need to.
Every one knew and understood. He
put up his revolver and walked Into the
street.
The men broke into shouts of laugh
ter, loud and ringing, then doubled up
and nad it out all over again. And
their noisy merriment was as clear an
indication of the suddenly lifted strain
at the averted shooting as it was of
their enjoyment of the farce. Simpson,
relieved of the fear of sudden death,
now sought to put a better face on his
cowardice. Now that his enemy was
well out of sight, Simpson handled his
revolver with easy assurance.
"Put ut up," shouted Costigan above
the general uproar. 'Tis toime to fear
a revolver in the hands av Simpson
whin he's no intinsions av shootin'."
Simpson then attempted to harangue
the crowd, but his voice was lost in
the general thigh slapping and the
shouts and roars that showed no signs
of abating. He slunk away from them
to a corner of the eating house, feeling
the stigma of their contempt, yet afraid
to go out into the street, where his en
emy might be waiting for him. Much
of death and blood and recklessness
"Town" had seen and condoned, but
cowardice was the unforgivable sin.
It balked the rude justice of these fron
tiersmen and tampered with their code,
and Simpson knew that the game had
gone against him.
"What was it all about? Were they
in earnest or was it only their way of
amusing themselves?" inquired Mary
Carmichael, who had slipped into Mrs.
Clark's kitchen after the men at the
table had taken things in hand.
"Jim Rodney was in earnest, an' he
had reason to be. That man Simpson
was paid by a cattle outfitnow, mind,
I ain't sayin' whichto get Jim Rod
ney's sheep off the range. They had
threatened him and cut the throats
of 200 of his herd as a warning, but
Jim went right on grazin' 'em, same
as he had always been in the habit of
doing. Well, I'm told they up and
makes Simpson an offer to get rid of
the sheep. Jim has over 5,000, an' it's
just before lambing, and them pore
ewes, all heavy, is being druv down
to Watson's shearing pens, that Jim
always shears at. Jim an' two herd
erg and a couple of dawgsleast this
is the way I heard itis drivin' 'em
easy, 'cause, as I said before, it's just
before lambing. It does now seem
awful cruel to me to shear just before
lambing, but that's their way out here.
"Well, nothing happens, and Jim ain't
more'n two ^hours from the pens an'
he comes to that place on the road
that branches out over the top of a
canyon, an' there some one springs out
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of a clump of willows an' dashes into
the herd and drives the wether thaf
leading right oyer the cliff. The lead
ers begin to follow that wether, an'
they go right over the cliff, like the
pore fools they are. The herder fired
and tried to drive 'em back, they tell
me, an' he an' the dawg were shot at
from the clump of willows by some
one else who was there. Three hun
dred sheep had gone over the cliff
before Jim knew what was happening.
He rode like mad right through the
herd to try and head 'em off, but you
know what sheep is likethey're like
lost souls headin' for damnation. Noth
ing can stop 'em when they're once
started, and Jim lost every head.
Started for the shearing pens a rich
manrich for Jiman' seen every
thing he had swept away before his
eyes, his wife an' children made pau
pers.
"My son come up and found him.
He said that Jim was sittin' huddled
up in a heap, his knees drawed up un
der his chin, starin' straight up into
the noonday sky, same as if he was
askin' God how he could be so cruel.
His dead dawg, that they had shot,
was by the side of him. The herder
that was with Jim had taken the one
that was shot into Watson's, so when
my son found Jim he was alone, sittin'
on the edge of the cliff with his dead
dawg, an' the sky about was black
with buzzards, an' Jim he just sat an'
stared up at 'em, an' when my son
spoke to him he never answered any
more than a dead man. He shuck him
by the arm, but Jim just sat there,
watchin' the sun, the buzzards an' the
dead sheep."
"Was nothing done to this man Simp-
son?"
"The cattle outfit that he done the
dirty work for swore an alibi for him.
Jim has been in hard luck ever since.
He's been rustlin' cattle right along.
But, Lord, who can blame him? He
got into some trouble down to Raw
linsshot a man he thought was with
Simpson, but who wasn'tand he's
been in jail ever since. Course, now
that he's out, Simpson's bound to get
peppered. Glad it didn't happen here,
though. 'Twould be a kind of un
pleasant thing to have connected with
a eatin' house. Don't you think so?"
she inquired, with the grim philosophy
of the country.
The eating house patrons had gone
their several ways, and the quiet of
the dining room was oppressive by con
trast with its late boisterousness. Mrs.
Clark, her hands imprisoned in bread
dough, begged Mary to look over the
screen door and see if anything was
happening. "I'm always suspicious
when it's quiet. I know they're in
deviltry of some sort."
Mary tiptoed to the door and peeped
over, but the room was deserted save
for Simpson huddled in a corner bit
ing his finger nails. "The nasty thing!"
exploded Mrs. Clark when she had re
ceived the bulletin. "I'd turn him out
If it wasn't for the notoriety he might
bring my place in gettin' killed in front
of it
"I dare say I'd better go and see
after my trunk ^it's still on the station
platform." Mary wondered what her
prim aunts would think of her for
sitting in Mrs. Clark's kitchen, but it
had seemed so much more of a refuge
than the sordid streets of the hideous
little town, with its droves of men and
never a glimpse of a woman, that she
had only been too glad to avail her
self of the invitation of the proprietress
to "make herself at home till the stage
left."
"Well, good luck to you," said Mrs.
Clark, wiping her hand only partially
free from dough and presenting it to
Miss Carmichael. She had not in
quired where the girl was going nor
even hinted to discover where she
came from, but she gave her the god
speed that the west knows how to
give, and the girl felt better for it.
At the station, where Mary shortly
presented herself in the interest of that
old man of the sea of all travelers, lug
gage, she learned that the stage did
not leave town for some three-quarters
of an hour yet. The time at her dis
posal before the stage would embark
on that unknown sea of prairies she
spent in the delectable pastime of shop
ping. The financial and social interests
of the town seemed to converge in
Hugous & Co.'s "trading store," where
Miss Carmichael invested in an extra
package of needles for the mere ex
citement of being one of the shoppers,
though her Aunt Adelaide had stocked
the little plaid silk workbag to reple
tion with every variety of needle
known to woman. She pricked up her
ears meanwhile at some of the pur
chases made by the cowboys for their
camp lardersdeviled ham, sardines
and canned tomatoes heading the list as
prime favorites. Did these strapping
border lads live by the fruit of the tin
alone? Apparently yes, with the so
phisticated accompaniment of soda
biscuit, to judge by the quantity of
baking powder they invested inlit
erally pounds of it. Men in any other
condition of life would have died of
slow poisoning as the result of it.
There were other customers at Hu
gous' that morning besides the spurred
and booted cow puncher and his de
Bplsed compeer, the sheep herder. That
restless emigrant class whose origin
as a class lay in the community of its
own uncertain schemes of fortune, the
west, with her splendid, lavish prom
ises, called them from their thriftless
farms in the south and their gray cab
ins in New England. They began their
journeyings toward the land of prom
ise long before the Indians had ever
seen the shrieking "fire wagon." All
day they would toil over the infinitude
of prairie, the sun that hid nightty be
hind that maddeningly elusive vanish
ing point, the horizon, their only guide.
But the makeshifts of the wagon life
were not without charm. They began
to wander in quest-of they knew not
precisely what, and trom these vague
beginnings there had sprung into exist
ence that nomadic population that was
PBINCBTON UNION: THTTKSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1905.
once such a feature of the far west,
but is now going the way of the In
dians and the cowboys.
This breathing space in the long jour
ney had for them the stimulus of a hol
iday making They bought their sides
of baccu and their pounds of coffee as
merrily as if they were playing a game
of forfeits, the women fingering the
calico they did not want for the joy of
pricing and making shoppers' talk.
A red conveyance not unlike a circus
wagon halted at some little distance
from the trading store, and Mary saw
four of her companions of the break
fast table heading toward the stage,
each with a piece of her precious lug
gage Mary Carmichael was precipi
tated in a sudden panic. She had heard
tales of the pranks of these playful
western squiresa little gjjn play to in
duce the terrified tenderfoot to put a
little more spirit into his highland
fling, "by request." She remembered
their merrymaking with Simpson at
breakfast. What did they intend to do
with her belongings? And as she re
The cow punchers rawed their sombrero
membered the little plaid sewing bag
that Aunt Adelaide had made for her
surreptitiously drying her tears in the
meantimewhen she remembered that
bag and the possibility of its being sub
mitted to ignominy, she could have
cried or done murder, she wasn't sure
which
Her suspicions were unjust. They
stored away the luggage with the
deft capacity of men who have re
turned to the primitive art of using
their hands. She thanked them and
climbed beside the driver on the box
of the stage. The cow punchers chiv
alrously raised their sombreros with a
simultaneous spontaneity that suggest
ed a flight of rockets. The driver
cracked his whip and turned the
horses' heads toward the billowing
sea of foothills, and the last cable that
bound Mary Carmichael to civilization
was cut.
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CHAPTER III.
HE only stage passenger besides
Miss Carmichael was a fat lady.
From time to time the stage
driver invoked his team in
cabalistic words, and each time the
horses toiled forward with fresh en
ergy, but progress became a mockery
in that ocean of space. Their driving
seemed as futile as the sport of children
who crack a whip and play at stage
coach with a couple of chairs. The
mountains still mocked in the distance.
A flat, unbroken sweep of country,
a tangle of straggling sagebrush, a
glimpse of foothills in the distance was
the outlook mile after mile. The day
grew pitilessly hot. Clouds of alka
line dust swept aimlessly over the des
ert or whirled into spirals till lost in
space. From horizon to horizon the
sky was one cloudless span of blue
that paled as it dipped earthward.
Mary Carmichael dozed and wakened,
but the prospect was always the same
the red stage crawling over the wil
derness, making no evident progress,
and always the sun, the sagebrush and
the silence.
It was all so overwhelmingly differ
ent from the peaceful atmosphere of
things at homethe mellow Virginia
country, with its winding, red roads,
wealth of woodland and its grave old
houses that were the more haughtily
aloof for the poverty that gnawed at
their vitals. This wilderness was so
gaunt, so parched she closed her eyes
and thought of a bit of landscape at
homea young forest of silver beeches
growing straight and fine as the
threads on a loom, and through the
gray perspective of their satin smooth
trunks you caught the white gleam of
a fairy cascade as it tumbled over the
moss grown stones to the brook be
low. It was like a bit from a Jap
anese garden in its delicate artificial
ity.
And harder to leave than these cher
ished bits of landscape had been the
old house Runnymede, that always
seemed dozing in the peaceful coma
tose of senility. It was beyond the
worry of debt the succession of mort
gages that sapped its vitality and
wrote anxious lines on the faces pf
Aunt Adelaide and Aunt Martha was
nothing to the old house. Had it not
sheltered Carmichaels for over a cen
tury? It had faith in the name. But
Mary could never remember when the
need of money to pay the mortgage
had not invaded the gentle routine of
their home life.
But hardest of all to leave had been
Archie, best and most promising of
young brothersArchie, who had come
out ahead of his class in the high
school, all ready to go to the univer
sity-the University of Virginia is al-
T]
ways
4the university"but who, tt
had seemed at a certain dark season,
must give up this long cherished hope
for lack of the wherewithal. Mary,
being four years older than her brother
and quite twenty, had long felt a ma
ternal obligation to administer his af
fairs. If he did not go to the univer
sity, like his father and grandfather
bwfore him, it would be because she
had failed in her duty. At this par
ticular phase of the domestic problem
there had appeared in a certain church
ly periodical a carefully worded ad
vertisement for a governess, and, the
subsequent business of references, sal
ary and information to be imparted
and received proving eminently satis
factory, Mary had finally received a
tearful permission from her aunts to
depart for some place in Wyoming the
name of which was not even to be
found on the map. She was to consid
er herself quite one of the family, and
the compensation was to be $50 a
month. Archie would now be able to
go to the university.
As the day wore on the sagebrush be
came scarcer and grayer, there were
fewer flowering cacti, and the great
white patches of alkali grew more and
more frequent. In the distance there
was a riot of rainbow tintsviolet,
pink and pale orange. It seemed In
conceivable that such barrenness could
produce such wealth of color. Nothing
could have been more beautiful, not
even the changing colors on a pigeon's
neck, than the coppery iridescence,
shading to cobalt and blue on some of
the buttes.
[TO E CONTINUED.]
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are these lines from J. H. Simmons of
Casey, la. Think what might have
resulted from his terrible cough if he
had not taken the medicine about
which he writes: I had a fearful
cough, that disturbed my night's rest.
I tried everything, but nothing would
relieve it, until I took Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
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DIVERS' PARALYSIS.
This Disease Affects Its Victims Only
Out of Water.
"Divers' paralysis," said the second
mate, "proves homeopathy to be a
fact. Homeopathy says that like cures
like. For instance, if you have a fever
take something that produces a fever,
and you will recover. Well, divers' pa
ralysis backs up this claim.
"The disease afflicts the pearl divers
of Cej Ion and the sponge divers of the
Mediterranean. It attacks only the
best men, the ones who go down deep
est and stay longest, and It is sup
posed to be caused by the swift
changes from one pressure of water to
another that the diver undergoes when
he pops up to the surface.
"This paralysis makes the divei
quite helpless out of water. Yet undei
water it disappears altogether. The
water causes divers' paralysis. The
water in a truly homeopathic manner
takes every vestige of the disease
awaj\
"To the oyster beds of Ceylon anJ
to the sponge fisheries of the Medlter
ranean many of the best divers are
carried like infants. Hapless as logs,
they lie in a row on the decks in the
sunshine till their turn comes to de
scend. Then In Cejlon the pearl diver
is carried to the boat's edge. He sits
there, his hands on his knees, as if
lost in thought (he is getting his
breath), and suddenlypophe rolls
awkwardly into the water. And the
instant he disappears all his agility
returns to him, and as easily as a boy
would dive five feet after a white
stone he dives over a hundred feet aft
er the hidden pearls.
"With the paralyzed sponge diver it
is the same story. Only, since he holds
a heavy stone in his arms to bear him
down to the bottom, he must be car
ried to the boat's side and dropped
over bodily.
"These paralytics are like fishawk
ward, helpless, flopping hideously
about the deck, but the moment you
toss them overboard away they dart,
quick, graceful, dolphin-like." New
York Herald.
Coastwise Canals.
In these days of canal construction
it is well to recall the projects of coast
wise canals which have been urged
within the last fifty years. The first
of these was a canal across the gulf
coast of Texas and across southern
Louisiana to the Mississippi. This was
abandoned on account of the civil war,
but the federal government instituted
a survey in 1880 and estimated that
the cost of a canal from the Mississip
pi to the Rio Grande would be about
$8,000,000. This canal would open up
vast areas not now accessible for pro
ductive cultivation, and the scheme is
again under consideration. Arguments
are also revived for an inland water
way along the Virginia and Carolina
coast past Cape Hatteras.
Mexico will soon complete a coast
wise canal between Tampico and Tux
pan, which could easily be extended
into Vera Cruz on the south and north
ward to the Rio Grande. With the
Mexican canal connecting with th
Texas system it would be possible tc
run light draft steamers from Pitts
burg nearly to the city of Vera Cru2
and open to commerce the rice, sugai
and oil regions of the southwest.
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ence don't get a bargain.Somerville
Journal.
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Special term. October 18th. 1905
In the matter of the estate of Erik Peter
Mattson, deceased.
On receiving and filing petitiosnfinalOttofohi
A Haggberg representing, among other things
that he is the administrator of the estate of
the .abover decedent, and
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Princeton in said county
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Thursday, the 9th day of No-
der,ed,
that said petition for
^mber A. 1905, atd 2 o'clock in thetfterneontogethe
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with the sureties on hiss bond be heard at the
probate court officte court house in the
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p. 1905, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of said
day, at which time and place said administra
tor of said estate will be allowed to make proof
that he has complied with said final decree and
with all the orders of the court in said matter
and an persons interested will be heard for and
against said discharge of said administrator,
and the sureties on his bond
It is further ordered, that notice hereof be
given to all parties interested by publishing
this order, once in each week, for three succes
sive weeks prior to said day above specified for
the examination of said final account, in the
Princeton Union, a weekly newspaper printed
and published at the village of Princeton
said county and state.
Dated October 18th A. 1905
,T v.
VANALSTEIN,
LProbate Court Seal.] Judge of Probate
First Publication Oct 12, 1905
OF
CJTATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY
*f Mille Lacs ss. In Probate Court.
Special Term, October 11th, 1905
In the matter of the estate of Mary Martha
Smith, deceased.
Whereas, an instrument in writing, purport
ing to be the last will and testament of Mary
Martha Smith, deceased, late of said county
has been delivered to this court, and
Whereas, Moses L. Smith has filed therewith
his petition, representing among other things
that said Mary Martha Smith died in said
county on the 26th day of February, 1905, tes
tate, and that said petitioner is not the ex
ecutor named in said last will and testament
and praying that the said instrument may be
admitted to probate, and that letters of ad
ministration with the will annexed be to Nor
man Smith issued thereon,
It is ordered, that the proofs of said instru
ment, and the said petition be heard before
this court, at the probate office in said county
on the 2nd day of November, A 1905. at 2
o'clock the afternoon, when all persons in
terested may appear for, or contest the pro
bate of said instrument
And it is further ordered, that notice of the
time and place of said hearing be given to all
persons interested, by publishing this order
once in each week, for three successive weeks
prior to said Say of hearing, in the Princeton
union, a weekly newspaper printed and pub
lished at Princeton in said county.
Dated at Princeton the 11th day of October
A D. 1905. By the court,
M. VANAXSTEIN,
[Probate Seal Judge of Probate.
publication Oct 5, 1905
OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF
Mille Lacsss. In Probate Court.
Special Term, October 5th, 1905
In the matter of the estate of Karl Kamtz
deceased
Letters of administration with the will an
nexed on the estate of Karl Kamtz, deceased
late of the county of Mille Lacs and State of
Minnesota, being granted to Wm KUngbeil
of said county.
It is ordered, that three months be and the
same is hereby allowed from and after the date
of this order, in which all persons having
claims or demands against the said deceased
are required to file the same in the probate
court of said county, for examination and al
lowance, or be forever barred
It is further ordered, that the 5th day of
January, 1906, at 10 o'clock A. at a special
term of said probate court, to be held at the
probate office in the court house in the village
of Princeton in said county, be and the same
hereby is appointed as the time and place when
and where the said probate court will examine
and adjust said claims and demands
And it is further ordered, that notice of such
hearing be given to all creditors and persons
interested in said estate by forthwith publish
ing this order once in each week for three suc
cessive weeks in the Princeton Union a
weekly newspaper printed and pubhshed at
Princeton in bdid county
Dated at Princeton this 5th day of October
A D. 1905
By the Court-
M. VANALSTFIK,
[Probate Seal] of Probate.
Public Sale of Absolute Property of
the State, Under Chapter 2,
General Laws of 1902.
Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of
ISovember, 1905. atlO o'clock in the forenoon
at the office ol the county auditor in the court
house at Pnnceton.Mlnnesoto all tracts or par
cels of land sold for taxes in Mille Lacs county
to which the state has acauired title, under the
provisions of chapter two (2) general laws of
Minnesota, 1902 and amendments thereof will
be offered at public sale. Every tract or parcel
will be sold for cash to the person bidding the
highest price offered therefor, which shaU not
be less than the amount of taxes, penalties, in
terest and costs charged against it Immediate
payment to the county treasurer is required
The sale will begin at the time and place named
above and continue from day to day until every
tract er parcel shall have been offered for sale
The county auditor of Mille Lacs county is
authorized and directed to conduct said sale.
A list of said real property is now on file in the
offices of the county auditor and State Auditor.
Dated St. Paul Minn September 30th. 1905
S G. IVERSON
State Auditor.
Public Sale of Absolute Property of the
State Under Section 1616, Gen
eral Statute ninnesota 1894.
Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of
November, 1905, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at
the office of the county auditor in the court
house at Princeton.Minnesota, all tracts or par
cels of land sold for taxes, in Mille Lacs County
to which the State has acquired titile under the
provisions of section 1616, general statutes of
Minnesota 1894, and amendments thereof wiU
be offered at public sale. Every tract or" par
cel will be sold for cash to the person bidding
the highest price offered therefor, which shall
not be less than the amount of taxes, penalties
interest and costs due thereon, unless such*
amount exceeds the actual value of the nrop
erty. Immediate payment to the county
treasurer is required. The sale will begin at
the time and place named above and continue
from day to day untU every tract or parcel shaU
have been offered for sale. A list of said real
property is now on file in the offices of the coun
ty auditor and State auditor. This sale wiU be
held pursuant to directions from the auditor of
State, as provided by law.
Dated Princeton, Minn., September 30th. 1905,
E. E. WHITNEY
r/-w. Auditor Mille Lacs, county.
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