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ALLEGED HOLD UPS D. J. Lewis, a Whisky Drummer, Says that He was Relieved of Sixty-Three Dollars. G. W. Harter Tells Tale of a Gum- Shoed Han Who Pursued Him with a Shooting Iron. On Monday night at about ten min utes after 11 o'clock D. J. Lewis, a traveling salesman for a wholesale liquor house in Cincinnati, was held up on one of the principal thorough fares of Princeton by two unknown men and robbed of $63 in cash. The story as told by Mr. Lewis to a re porter for the Union is in substance as follows: At a minute or two after 11 he left the Southard saloon, where he had been soliciting orders for his firm, and proceeded toward his hotel, the Park house, being accompanied a portion of the way by Tom Kaliher, the liveryman. Shortly after he and Mr. Kaliher had parted company, and while walking leisurely along between the Home Drug Store and the Jones residence, two men stole up behind him, one of whom secured a strangle hold upon his neck and the other, jumping in front of him, delivered a blow in the victim's stomach which knocked out his wind and doubled him up. Then, while one held him securely by the throat the other searched his pockets and relieved him of $63. Strange as it may seem, they left untouched his watch and a gold scarf pin. So sudden and un expected was the attack of his assail ants that Air. Lewis, who is a 'man over six feet in height, muscular and well proportioned, was unable to offer the slightest resistance. Upon releas ing their victim the highwaymen ran oft as fast as they could stamper and Mr. Lewis, upon recovering from his dazed condition, proceeded to his hotel. The hold-up occurred directly in the glare of an electric street light, but there seems to have been no one abroad at that time who witnessed it. The men are described as a short and a taller one, wearing respectively a duck cda^' affd'Slouc^BaTa^Ta saek~ coat and cap. Mr. Lewis belie\ es the work to be that of professionals, as they used no guns, clubs or sandbags, which he says amateurs would have surely re sorted to. The police are making a diligent search for the highwaymen, but it is hardly considered probable that their capture will be effected. G. W. Harter's Storj. G. W. Harter, one of the prominent farmers of this place, says that on Tuesday night a little after 7 o'clock while he was proceeding along the roadway north of the Princeton hotel a man approached him and com manded him to ''Halt'" He complied with the request thinking it was some one living thereabouts who desired to interrogate him on some point. When the man came within a short distance of him he (Mr. Harter) noticed sus picious movements on the part of the fellow and slowly moved awaj. The man followed and again commanded him to halt, at the same time drawing from his hip pocket a long shiny gun. Mr Harter waited for no further per suasion to decamp and used those long muscular legs of his to advant age. He ran like a jackrabbit pur sued by a greyhound and thus evaded an interview which would probably have caused him to bite the dust. The highwayman fired no shots. It is likely that he had no desire to at tract attention to the fact that he was abroad that night. Mr. Harter, upon reaching town, informed the marshal, and the two of them made a thorough search for the bandit, but up to date he has not been overhauled. His footprints in the snow were examined and they showed that he wore a pair of gum shoes those noiseless rubbers which foot pads so often resort to. The villain is described as a clean shaven chap of medium height with broad shoulders, wearing a coat of sheep skin or duck and a dark cap. We hardly think they'11 catch him. Sjoblom's Till Touched. Sometime Monday while the bar tender in Sjoblom's branch saloon went into the backyard for a pitched of water five dollars in small change was lifted from a cigar box in one of the drawers. A suspicious looking character had been hanging around the saloon for several days and had likely been taking note of the layout of the saloon This same fellow was in the room when the bartender went to the pump, but wb,en he returned he had gone The supposition is that he ii iii i i r'1 .ij-^M-Si i''f i wawiiiiihfciiBi^i listened to the sound caused by the movement of the pump handle and thus gauged the time wherein he was safe to touch the till. At any rate he touched it and was seen no more. Five Hundred Dollars Reward. Sheriff Shockley has received a let ter from the chief of police of Rock ford, 111.. offering $500 reward for the arrest and conviction of one John Hoover, with several aliases, who has been working the farmers on a land buying scheme in various parts of the country. The swindler is described as about 50 years old, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches tall, weight about 180 or 190 pounds, dark complexion, dark hair (gray mixed), smooth shaven, full round face, rather good looking, squint eyed, rather stooped should ers, generally wears black soft hat and dark clothes. EDUCATORS MEET, Elect Officers and Discuss topics Benefi cial to the Association. The third meeting of the Mille Lacs County Teachers' association was held in Milaca on Saturday and about 60 teachers were in attendance. The election of officers for the next year resulted in selecting Supt. G. M. Palmer, Milaca, president Supt. S. M. Pinney, Princeton, vice president Miss Sarah E. Drake, Princeton, recording secretary Miss Blazing, Milaca, treasurer County Supt. Ewing, corresponding secretary. Ex ecutive committee: Supt. Ewing, Nellie M. Clendenning, Simina Mad sen. At the afternoon session Miss Min nie Sellhorn read a useful paper on the conditions as found in the rural schools, advancing many good ideas to help teachers in their work. Prof. S. M. Pinney gave a good quarter of an hour's talk on the ob ject of the association. He set forth very clearly why the association is a necessity and why we as teachers should attend the meetings. His talk was well worth hearing and the only regret is that teachers who seem diffi dent about attending these meetings could not have heard his timely re marks. It would surely have helped them to see tihat it is each teacher's absolute duty to be ever on the alert for helpful ideas in their most impor Jant field of labor, Prof. G. W. E. Hill of Stillwater gave an address on "Travels in Eu- rope." Mr. Hlil is an excellent speaker and his one hour talk on life as he saw it in foreign countries was worth, along educational lines, many times the travel and trouble it cost the teachers to get to Milaca. The Ladies Choral club of Milaca is an excelllent musical organization and rendered two very highly appre ciated selections. The piano duet by Misses Stoker and Eaton of the Milaca school was well rendered and called forth rounds of applause. J. S. Anderson and Mr. Thompson with the violin and flute furnished one of the leading features of the meeting. Their duet was very fine. 3 The association is now on a firm footing and its meetings are partici pated in by every live teacher in this county and many from the surround ing counties. It is an inspiration to all, both rural and graded educators, to renew and exchange social courte sies and educational ideas and listen to some first-class man or woman on subjects near to the teacher's work. Such has been, and such will be, the course pursued in the work of the as sociation, and it is earnestly hoped that the negligent teachers of this county will take the hint and attend all future meetings. Do not fabricate frivolous excuses, but be on hand and keep in touch with modern ideas as you will hear them at the next meet ing to be held in Princeton on Dec. 9, 1905. Guy Ewing, County Superintendent. Potatoes at Mora. The past week has been a lively one for local potato buyers and prices have advanced from 25 cents to 50 and 60 cents. Prices began soaring last Saturday and before night one load sold at 62 cents. Prices dropped to 40 cents on Monday and Tuesday. They began advancing again on Wed nesday and yesterday afternoon the prevailing price for first-class stock was 60 cents. Potatoes are being marketed at a lively rate, several thousand" bushels coming into town every day. There are four local buyers who are stor ing nearly all potatoes bought, indi cating that they have faith in a per manent high price for tubers. The prices here have, as a whole been above surrounding towrfs which brings many potatoes from a distance. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 bushels tributary to Mora. Present conditions are very gratifying to farmers, as they raised "potatoes at a loss the two previous seasons. Kanabec County Times. Wi "V f^i, AWEEK'SMARRIAGES Alonzo A. riather Wedded to fliss Amelia E. Waite at Home of Elmer M. Chapman. John E. Odegard of Santiago and Hiss Alma A. Qrowe of Greenbush United in Wedlock. At 8 o'clock on Monday evening, at the resideance of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Chapman, Alonzo A. Mather of Princeton was united in marriage to Amelia E. Waite of Sanford, N. D., the Rev. E. M. Cathcart of the Meth odist church conducting the ceremony. The parlor and dining room of the Chapman home were prettily decorated in honor of the occasion and a. wed ding supper was prepared at which a small party of the young people's friends were present. Many tokens of the esteem in which they are held were bestowed upon the bride and groom by their acquaintances, and it was indeed a jolly, happy party which had gathered together upon this occasion. Mr. Mather is the proprietor of a restaurant in Princeton and his bride one of the highly esteemed young ladies of Sanford,CN. D. Odegard-Growe. On Monday, at the Lutheran church in Glendorado, John E. Odegard of Santiago was married to Miss Alma A. Growe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Growe of Greenbush, Rev. Lang seth conducting the ceremonies. The church, which was well filled with the relatives and friends of the bride, and groom, was artistically decorated with flowers and foliage, and as the young: people proceeded to the altar the wedding march was played upon the organ by an able performer. Edwin Odegard ,and Thomas Growe were the groomsmen and Mathilda Odegard and Gertie Growe the bridesmaids. The bride was appareled in a cream silk dress and the bridesmaids in green silk, the former carrying a bou quet of roses and the latter nosegays of carnations. At the conclusion of the ceremonrf the pai^y^ei^e^ lo^"^e^&o^e^' Mr.. ancLMis. E. P. Growe, the bridals parents, where a reception was given amd a wedding dinner partaken of. Many valuable presents were bestowed upon the bride and groom and in the evening a dance was given at Dilley's hall in honor of the occasion. The young couple will reside in Santiago, where Mr. Odegard is en gaged in business. Sanford-Mohaupt. On Wednesday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mohaupt, five miles southwest of Princeton, their daughter, Catherine W., was married to Henry J. Sanford. The Rev. E. M. Cathcart of the Princeton Methodist church read the marriage service. A large number of guests were pres ent and a sumptuous wedding supper was provided. Many gifts were be stowed upon the young couple, who are favorites in the social circle of the neighborhood in which they reside. Order Will be Changed. The interior department has granted substantially all that Senatoi Clapp contends for in relation to the White Earth timber sale. In other words the Indian office admits that the ad vertisement of sale says one thing and that the department means an other. The rules and regulations will be changed, but it is a mighty safe wager that there will be no sale as originally contemplated, and that there will be no logging operations On reservations this coming winter. How it Happened. Some men are born rich, some achieve riches, and some get jobs un der their fathers in the life insurance offices.Washington Post. Chad Threatens Action. Judge Chadbourneor "Old Chad." as he is familiarly known about town threatens to pull us before the court (himself) and fine us for appropriat ing to our own use a story intended for the book he professes to be writ ing and which he proposes to enittle "Salmagundi." Salmagundi, as you all know, is a conglomerate of chopped meat, spices, pickled her rings and things. The title Chad has chosen seems to be admirably adapted to the text of the work, as its contents are muttony, peppery and fishy, the latter quality being particularly pre ponderant. ~Now, while revising Chad's plagiarized manuscript and clippings from authors of questiona ble character in his chambers last week, a story which was afloat long before the Mayflower, and which was written in pencil upon the back of a PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, AlNNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1905. Frit of certiorari, dropped from his cable into our coat pocketor, at Jast, that's where we found it. We Ijjead it, condemned it, threw it upon floor of our den and trampled it to the dust. The newspaper forms went to press, page proofs were O. 'd and the edition whirled off. Ye I ods! There was Chad's story on the 1 ?ont page. WTe entertained a strong 6 uspicion that Brother Stapleswho likes a jokehad substituted this iSihunk of Chad matter for a masterful treatise by ourselves upon the weather, but he denied the allegation and offered to fight us. So, after ex hausting every means of gaining a clue to the perpetrator of the diabol ical deed without result, we accused the devil and let it go at that. And now Chad threatens us with aotion and a fine! MIIXE LACS INDIANS Iq.a Destitute ConditionEfforts to Induce Them to Remove to Reservation. A press dispatch says that the 400 Indians now living around Mille Lacs lake, and whose transfer to the White Earth reservation is desired by the United States government, are in a destitute condition. They are seeking to have their an Ujity, whitih is due Minnesota Indians r,ij&hin a short time, paid to them at lllle Lacs instead of at White Earth, Oere the agent lives and where the ians should really be. Theodore H. Beaulieu, an educated ian from the White Earth agency, it Endeavoring to persuade the red ien at Mille Lacs to go to the reser vation. They have been holding off fpr. a long time despite the fact that tjie government will give them free transportation to White Earth and 160 aiGipes of land for every adult male tjtfild them a house and give them siuch necessities as farming imple ments, a team of horses, wagon, sled, didbk stove, etc. jtnstead of accepting for some rea spfc they prefer to remain at Mille Liacs and starve. They have no land, no* rights of any kind at Mille Lacs lake and remain only through the tbjerance of settlers. Their children arfc growing up in ignorance, where as at White Earth schools are pro- _y vided. There are at present 4,700 water. 5.!spi&nM he Mille Lacs Indians havd arms, been persuaded to swell the number the confines of the reserve will then ho(ld practically all Indians in Min nesota now under government super vision. The Minnesota Indians have in the treasury at Washington a sum of about $3,000,000 from the sale of pine on their lands. The government will not distribute this principal for many jears but the Indians get the interest on it annually. The apportionment amounts to $5.25 per capita. The Mille Lacs Indians now demand that this annuity be paid to them at Mille Lacs instead of at White Earth. The agent contends that this sum would not be large enough to tide them through the winter and that with the rice crop a failure they will starve as they will be almost solely depend ent upon fish. No 3few Seed Necessary. Henry Schroeder, a prominent farmer of Sabin, Minn., differs from those who sec urgent necessity for introducing seed potatoes from other localities in the famous Red River valley. "What potatoes '\e have," says Mr. Schroeder,"are good, sound seed stock. I grow the Ohios and Bliss Triumphs, 800 acres of them, and the quality of the stock harvested shows the foolishness of saying we need imported seed. All we need to do is spray against blight, and we will have old times. The soil should receive more nourishment, for in the thickly settled communities from 20 to JJ0 crops have been taken from the ground, and any soil will play out without sufficient rest." Mr. Schroeder says the acreage in his locality was larger, but the yield is only about one-third of 1904 on acconnt of blight striking the fieljds early ,an August. As to Onions. We have received inquiries ,from people in several parts of the country asking whether onions can be success fully grown here and whether there is a market for the same. The soil hereabouts is admirably adapted to the growth of $his vegeta ble and 800 bushels per acre as an average crop. There is at all jbimes a ready market for onions and the prices are usually sufficient to, give the grower a good profit. Atf this time 50 cents per bushel is being paid. Bad Unconsciously Contributed. "Did you ever contribute to a cam paign fund?" "Not consciously. But have paid premiums on a life insurance policy." Washington Starr THE POTATO MARKET Prices Have Ruled Steady Throughout the Week and Potatoes are Coming in Faster. It is Estimated That at Least One- Tenth of the Crop Still Re- mains in Ground. Prices xhave ruled steady in the Princeton market during the week with the exception of a slight downward tendency on Monday and Tuesday. The variation from last week's prices amounted, however, to but a cent or two. For several days farmers have been hauling the tubers to market in larger quantities and at some of the ware houses yesterday wagons were lined up throughout the day awaiting an opportunity to unload. Especially was this so at the warehouse of W. H. Ferrell & Co. In an interview with Mr. Ferrell he stated that the crop of potatoes in this vicinityfrom a careful estimate made by himwas larger than it had been for the past five years, and that, despite the thousands of bushels which it is expected at this time will have to remain in the ground in conse quence of its having frozen, more cars will be shipped than for many a sea son. He estimates that at least one tenth of the crop still remains undug. The shippers are being greatly in convenienced by the shortage of cars. Many of the warehouses are filled to almost their storage capacity and, Mr. Ferrell says that unless a string of empties arrives wihin a day or two some of the buyers will be compelled to suspend operations. Ex-Gov. McGill Dead. A. R. McGill, postmaster of St. Paul, member of the State senate and former governor of Minnesota, died suddenly of heart failure on Monday in St. Anthony Park. Former Gov. McGill was stricken while in bed and got up evidently for the purpose of getting a drink of water He collapsed before he could ^esrmrarstiff-iJte^ia: tyrymr* arms The members of the family were at once aroused and Dr. Cannon, who resides a few doors away, was hastily summoned. Mr. McGill was dead, however, before the physician arrived. The family, consisting of a widow and five children, survive the man. A. R. McGill had been prominent in Minnesota for many years. He had occupied public positions almost continually since early in the 70s. From 1873 to 1887 he served as insur ance commissioner of the state. In 1887 he was elected governor by the Republican party and occupied the highest position within the gift of the state for one term. In 1898 he was elected to the state senate, and served continuously from that time, being a member of the sen ate at the time of his death. In 1900 President McKinley appointed Mr. McGill postmaster of St. Paul, which position he held until his death. The deceased was born in Pennsyl vania Feb. 19, 1840, and came to Min nesota June 10, 1861. What tlie Split-Log Drag is Doing. "Thanks to D. Ward King, the dis coverer of a new method of making good roads out of poor ones by the use of a simple home made drag, the farmers of Missouri, Iowa and the neighboring states are being taught how to make and keep good roads at a minimum cost. Mr. King, who for twenty years, has been a good roads enthusiast, visited Sac City, Iowa, at the request of the good roads associa tion, recently. The work done by the farmers, as a result of his talk has transformed the highways leading into town. Twenty-eight miles were cared for last year at an expense of $2.40 per mile, and the roads were made so smooth that owners of trot ting horses invariably choose them for speedways in preference to the race track. 'This convinced many doubters of the value of Mjr. King's device. He interested members of the Missouri board of agriculture^in it, and they in turn secured special trains to run, free of charge, on trunk lines in Mis souri and Iowa, with Mr. King, at frequent stops, and Jfrom the rear of the platform, preaching his system. He spoke first at the little town of Onawa.' Iowa. The occasion was made a festival. Three hundred vis iting farmers were given two good meals by the enterprising business men. One hundred and fifty dollars was subscribed and offered as prizes for tfie best kept mile and half,mile of road djiring 1905 Jby the use of the VOLUME XXIX. NO. 47 homemade King road drag. The town agreed to care for one mile of four rdads leading out in different direc tions and the farmers care for seven miles on each route. Within a week fifty farmers were using homemade King drags, and 200 are expected to be using them this fall. An almost impassable street was converted within a few hours into a road solid enough for a team to haul a ton load with ease. "The success at Onawa has been duplicated in dozens of other towns. Denison, Iowa, chose the street lead ing from the residence of Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treasury, to the railway station as the one to be improved and within half a day it was made as good a village street as there is in that state."World's Work. CRAWFORD MUST HANG. Supreme Court Refuses to Grant Box Car Murderer New Trial. The supreme court refuses to relieve C. D. Crawford, the Elk River boxcar murderer, of the sentence of death. Crawford must hang. The supreme court has ruled that the errors which are alleged in the lower court are not sufficient to secure a new trial of the case. Crawford is now in the Hennepin county jail under sentence of death. The hanging was previously fixed for a day in August, but E. S. Cary, at torney for Crawford, made a hard fight before the supreme court and secured a stay of execution so that the case could be taken to the supreme court for review. The case was carried up on the ground that one of the jurors had been permitted to ask a witness an im proper question. No objection was taken at the time it was asked by either the counsel for the defendant or the judge and the supreme court rules that where no objection is made nor exception taken there is no error on which the case can be carried to a higher court for review. The crime of which he was convicted was one of the most cold-blooded mur ders in the history of the northwest. Crawford, with George R. Palmer, held up five men in a boxcar while riding towards Minneapolis. One of and Crawford deliberately turned a searchlight on his face and fired a bullet through his brain. Palmer turned state's evidence and was sentenced for thirty years, while Crawford will pay the penalty with his life. Nat Brigham at Opera House On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Nat M. Brig ham will deliver at the Jesmer opera house in Princeton his celebrated lec ture entitled "The Grand Canyon of Arizona." Of this lecture Bob Bur dette sajs: "The audience might have seen the Grand Canyon without the magic of the photographer's art, that threw pictures of matchless beauty and indescribable color on the canvass Mr. Brigham's description, no less brilliant, limned the scenes on the brain. His enunciation, Phillips Brooks-like in its easy rapidity, is clear as bell notes his manner is graceful, as of a man unconsciously sure of himself and his subject: his unstudied gestures are pertinent and forceful and in the lighter parts his humor, rollicking as a schoolboy's, flashes across the beautiful landscape of his discourse, brilliant as summer lightning." Mr. Brigham's lectures are interest ing, instructive and elevating. Monthly Auction Sale. The Mark Horse company will hold its monthly auction sale at Princeton on Saturday next, Nov. 4, when two hundred head of native and western horses will be offered for sale. Per sons having horses weighing from 1,500 pounds up should bring them in. There will be buyers in large number. Highest S|arket prices will be paid for all stock wrought in. Emmet Mark has decided to permanently locate in Princeton and to hold monthly mark ets as heretofore. Farmers should pay particular attention to this an nouncement and read posters now out. State Butter Awards. H. J. Roseneau of Meriden won first place in the October butter scoring contest in the awards just an nounced by the State dairy and food department. His score was 97^. H. A. Goetsch, of Money Creek got second place with a score of 97 and N. E. Anderson of Norseland third with 96^. There were 129 entries, a few less than in previous months none of them scored less than 93. Doings in Georgia. Uncle Nathan Pruitt happened to a very painful accident last week. He broke bis wooden leg.Price Cor. Gainesville News.