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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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!
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-
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
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
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.
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
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*
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
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
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
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
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.

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