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MEDS MCHARTER Council on flonday Night Decides that Old ViHage Charter Has Out= grown Its Usefulness. Committee to Draft New One and Submit Same to the People at the Ne\t Election. The regular meeting of the village council was held on Monday evening. The principal business before the body was that of considering the adoption of a new charter for the vil lage, it being contended that the one now in existence is nob of sufficient modern construction, and that it should therefore be replaced with another embodying the necessary up to-date requirements. In other words, that Princeton has outlived the time when this antiquated charter covers the requisite grounds. A discussion of the question resulted in instructions being given the recorder to communi cate with other like officials of villages the size of Princeton or larger asking them to fuurnish copies of the charters of their respective communities. Upon receipt of these copies they will be submitted to the council for considera tion and a committee appointed to draft such charter as shall be deemed necessary uo meet the requirements. After being approved by the council it will be submitted to the people to pass upon at the next election. An inspection of the old charter convinces us that a new one is abso lutely necessary to the enhancement of Princeton's future. In addition to a few unimportant matters a number of bills were passed upon and the council adjourned. AGAIN CALLED DOWN. Fullerton Receives Orders From Supreme Court to Amend nis Ways. Fullerton has received another slap in the face, this time from the state supreme court, for permitting his hire lings to confiscate deer and moose skins contrary to law. Deer and moose skins, purchased in good faith from persons who have taken them from animals legally killed may fee lawfully shipped out of the state for tanning purposes. The supreme court in a decision so holds, and further denies the right of the game and fish commission to con fiscate such hides so shipped. The court in its findings, which 'are writ ten by Justice Elliott, says: "On the authority of Linden vs. Mc Cormick, 90 Minn. 337, held that a person who in good faith lawfully purchases deer and moose skins, taken from animals lawfully killed, for the purpose of being tanned and returned to the shipper for use in. manufacturing gloves and mittens does so within the meaning of the law. Order affirmed." The case on which the decision is based came from Crow Wing county, where C. A Allbright, as executor of the estate of E Warren deceased, shipped seventy deer and moose hides to New York to be tanned. This was during the closed season, but despite his statement and proof that they were from animals killed during the open season, they were confiscated bj the state, they being taken while in the possession of the Northern Pacific road. Allbright brought suit against the road and was given a verdict in the lower court. This verdict the supreme court sustains Civil berviee Positions A man who can do things with ink is wanted by the bureau of engraving and printing He must be able to analyze all the commercial inks on the market and to make mixtures and compounds which will give the desired color effects and will be durable. The position is that of superintendent of ink making at the Washington office of the bureau. The ]ob carries a salary of $2,000 a jear The government also wants one telegraph operator for service in the Port Royal (S. C.) navy yard at a salary of $2 a day and firemen in the state, war and navy department build ing at Washington. The salary is $720 a year. The quartermaster's de partment at large has an opening for one electrical inspector at $1,500. The examination will be held Nov. 29. Minnesota Postoffice Receipts. The presidential postoffices of Min nesota added $3,235,457 to the postal revenues of the country in the last fiscal year as against $3,033,980 in the preceding year. Minneapolis held the lead over all other offices in the state, the gross receipts amounting to $1,244,142 St. Paul came second in the amount of receipts with $757,166. Duluth is the third largest office in the state with $189,080 receipts, the others trailing along with considerably lesser amounts. During the year five offices were ad vanced from the fourth class to presi dential offices. They are Appleton, Bagly, Howard Lake, Scanlon and West Concord. One office, Sparta, was relegated to the fourth class. While many of the offices with re ceipts of over $10,000 showed gains o^ er 1904, some of the most import ant ones suffered a decrease in the postal business. The cities which lost business are: Brainerd, Faribault, Hibbing, Northfield, South St. Paul and Stillwater. The receipts at Princeton were $5,662 and Milaca $3,304. ANOTHER EX-GOVERNOR DIES Horace Austin, Minnesota's Sixth Execu tive, Succumbs to the Inevitable. Horace Austin, governor of Minne sota, from 1870 to 1874, jurist, soldier, writer and for thirty years continously holder of high public offices, died at St. Barnabas hospital, Minneapolis, at 12:55 Tuesday morning, following a minor surgical operation. He was in his 74th year, having celebrated his birthday with his wife and children, who survive him, at his home, at Mound, Lake Minnetonka, Oct. 15. Former Gov. McGill, who died a few days ago, was his private secretary during one term as governor. Mr. Austin is the second ex-gov ernor of Minnesota to die wihin about a week. Horace Austin, Minnesota's sixth governor, was born at Canterbury, Conn., Oct. 15, 1831. He received a common school education, after which he worked as a journeyman mechanic. He studied law at Augusta. Me., and in the year 1854 moved to the west, where he was among the early settlers at St. Peter, Minn. Here he continued his study and practiced at law. In 1863, as captain of cavalry, he took an active part in the Sibley cam paign on the Missouri. The following year he became judge of the Sixth judicial district, which then covered all of the southwestern part of the state. In 1869 the oppostion to the nomin ation of Ignatius Donnelly as candi date for governor of the Republican ticket succeeded in carrying the con vention for Judge Austin. He was elected over Geo. L. Otis, the Demo cratic candidate, by a plurality a little less than 2,000 votes. At the time of his death he was en gaged in the practice of law in the city of Minneapolis. November Weather" Hicks says: A reactionary storm period will be central on the llth and 12th. There will be a change to warmer, southerly winds and cloudi ness, and more autumnal rains will make their transit from west to east across the country. Change to colder, with northwesterly winds and freezing weather at night, will follow the storms The third storm period is central on the 17th, covering the 15th to 19th. Some very decided autumnal storms and gales may be expected, and a No vember cold wave will follow. The fourth storm period is central on the 22nd and 23rd, about which dates general storms will be in prog ress from west to east, with indica tions good for a continued spell of very stormy weather for the balance of the month. The storms of this and the succeeding period may be so pro longed and intensified as to make al most one continuous time of perturba tion. The fifth storm period will begin as early as the 25th and 26th. Normally it would be central on the 29th. A change to warmer will be advancing from the west by the 26th, with gen eral autumnal rains, turning to snow and sleet, and almost a genuine No vember blizzard will press close be hind the last stages of the storms. Leg Crushed Train, On Saturday morning a man about 30 years of age fell beneath a Great Northern train at Big Lake and his right leg was crushed above the knee. His presence of mind and pure grit probably saved his life. He dragged himself to the Northern Pacific track and flagged the east bound express by setting fire to a piece of newspaper. The train stopped and the man was taken to Coroner Trumble's home, where Drs. Cooney and Whittemore amputated the leg at the middle of the thigh. The patient is expected to recover. Like Mother Used to Make. Two lonesome skunks by the road side stood, as an automobile rushed by it left an odor far from good, and a tear was in one's eye. '"Oh why do you weep'?" asked his anxious friend, "why do \ou sob and quake?" "Be- cause that smell," said the other skunk, "is like mother used to make." Unknown Exchange. THE POTATO MARKET With But Slight Fluctuations Prices Have Ruled Stronger than Those of Last Week. Thousands of Bushels Rendered Use' less for Table or Seed Pur- poses by Recent Frost. During the past week potatoes have been coming in steadily and prices generally ruled a little stronger than the previous week, though there were slight fluctuations in price. Some loads brought from 48 to 50 cents per bushel, but only very prime tubers reached these figures. Farmers having potatoes in the ground made good use of the mild weather prevailing to dig them, but it is estimated that the cold spell of last week froze at least 50 per cent of the unharvested crop. Thus thousands of bushels will be unmarketable for table use and will either have to be sold to the starch factory or become a total loss. In instances where po tatoes are frozen, as they are this year, the starch factory is a boon to the farmer for he receives sufficient for these otherwise useless potatoes to at least pay him for digging and hauling them. W. H. Ferrell tells us that if the farmers were to sort the potatoes intended for table use instead of bringing them to the warehouses as they do now with all sizes mixed to gether the buyers could afford to pay from five to ten cents more per bushel. As it is the potatoes sent from here, in entering into competi tion with those from other parts of the country which are sorted, are offered to a disadvantage and conse quently the prices are cut down in the big markets. And the receiving sta tions are, as is well known, governed by the prices paid at these big mar kets to which the potatoes are shipped. The prices paid for carload lots in Chicago this week was from 60 to 65 cents per bushel, so that the average price here45 centsis all that could be expected. It costs the shipper 12 cents per bushel^ to place his potatoes ^'on track" in Chicago, and this is the point to which most of the crop from this part of the country is con signed. A shortage of cars still prevails, and the only way in which shippers have been able to get their potatoes into the Chicago market has been to send them to Minneapolis in Great Northern cars and await their trans ference at that point, This-has not only cost conisderable delaj, but a large quantity of the potatoes have been damaged thereby. MRS. S. SMITH Of Milo Celebrates Seventy-Seventh Anni versary of Her Birth. There was a very pleasant gather ing of the neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Smith' at their home on the evening of November 3rd, it being the 76th anniversary of Mrs. Smith's birthday. Mrs. Smith is now planning to go to the blueberry elds near Bemidji next year so we con clude that she is not so old as her years would indicate. During the evening the conversation turned to the early settlement of -.Mille Lacs county and M. E. Northway enter tained the guests by giving a short sketch of his first year in Milo. Mr. Northway came to Milo in November, 1866, and settled on the quarter section where he now lives, and the hard ships endured during the few first years were enough to cause men of less courage to leave the country. Mr. Northway said that if it had not been for the courage and perseverance of Mrs. Northway he would have left in disgust. The country at that time was a complete wilderness, Princeton was a little station where supplies were obtained for lumbering men. There were no roads except the tote road up the river and settlers were few and far between. Princeton was the only market road, and people be ing poor and teams scarce, the mar keting was done by walking to Prince ton, a distance of 12 miles, and carry ing groceries in a sack over the shoulder or what was called "backing it home." All the early settlers had the same experience as Mr. Northway. What would people of the present time say if they had to go through the same experience? Mr. Northway says that to compare the country at the present time with what it was 39 years ago is quite a contrast. Potato Conditions at Mora. The cold wave that swept over this section of the country caught many farmers unprepared and as a result many potatoes are reported frozen. The excessive rains during October retarded potato digging and many had not finished digging when the -p" c^y,Ai7 PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, NNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 0, 1905. CO ^N&jf^sa 1* snap came, some farmers having asfnany as four and five acres re maning in the ground. |otatoes in pits that were not well cofered were also frosted. As the und has already frozen several ies, potatoes still in the ground doubtless frozen and not worth ?mg, even if it should turn warm aglin. It is rather difficult to esti ma ie the loss to the potato crop from fre szing, but those well informed have placed it at ten per cent. Considering the high price prevail ing for potatoes this means a loss of several thousand dollars to the farm ers of the county.Kanabec County Times. DECEMBER FIFTH Is the Day Designated for the Execution of Murderer Crawford. Crawford, the boxcar murderer, will be hung at Elk River on December 5 unltess the board of pardons should decide otherwise. It is said that the law regulating the number of persons who may witness the execution will be enforced to the letter and that the sheriff will not be permitted to admit a crowd to the hanging as has hereto fore been customary upon such occa sions. The law covering this point is ollows: sides the sheriff and his assist i the following persons may be tent at the execution, but none oth|jr: The clergyman or priest in attendance upon the prisoner, and such other persons as the prisoner may designate, not to exceed three in number, a physician or surgeon, to be selected by the sheriff and such other persons as the sheriff may designate, not exceeding six in number, but no person so admitted shall be a news paper reporter or representative. No account of the details of such execu tion beyond the statement of the fact that such convict was on the day in question duly executed according to law, shall be published in any news paper. Any person who shall viola'e or omit to comply with any of the pro visions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Excitement Among the Boys. Great interest and enthusiasm is be ing 4irred up.amoa&ihe Jaoys plt-his city as the result of a unique and original offer made by Jesmer's de partment store This store announces that the sales man for Ederheimer, Stein & Co., makers of Xtragood boys' clothing, Chicago, will call upon them within ten days and they offer to give, free, any $5.00 Xtragood suit in their store to the first boy under sixteen who finds and identifies this salesman. A feature of the plan is the one set expression which must be used by the young detectives, who are re quired to say: You are from Eder heimer, Stein & Co., Chicago, and sell Xtragood clothes The sales man, it is said, will not admit his identity unless addressed in these precise words. So active have the boys become in their search that e\ ery stranger who reaches town is quickly besieged and questioned by a crowd of young sleuths. OBSERVATIONS A HA1SEED. I have noticed That ofttimes the pillar of the church lends support also to the''ante" room of the saloon. That the man who sneaks in at the back door of a saloon usually at tempts to render himself particularly conspicuous when entering the front door of a church. That it is not unusual for the pietist to forget to pay his debts. That the Salvation army is saving more souls than all the society churches on this sphere. By "so- ciety" churches I mean those elabor ate edifices erected ostensibly for the worship of God but devoted to the exhibition- of gewgaws and bare shoulders. That all men are liars, and some women. That there are good points in all men, but it takes longer to discover them in some than in others. That the ministers of the gospel in country towns are expected to keep up a good appearance and entertain ex tensively on starvation salaries. That newspapers which attempt to toady to the whims of all sorts and conditions of men and women invari ably go bump. That newspapers which print the unvarnished truth go bump also. That it is better to put a nickel into the contribution plate than the slot machine. That the number of men who wor ship the dollar exceeds those who worship God. Zilas Yandell. OFF YEARELECTIONS Republicans Sweep New Jersey, Mas sachusetts, Rhode Island, Ne braska and flaryland. ricCleflan Again Elected riayor of New York City and Jerome Lands District Attorneyship. Following is the result of the off vear elections held on Tuesday as near as can be ascertained at this time and as summarized by the Asso ciated press: The Republicans have made a clean sweep in Massachusetts, Chicago and Cook county and have carried their tickets in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Nebraska and Maryland, while the Democrats have carried the mayoral campaign in New York city, the state ticket in Pennsylvania, the state ticket in Virginia and the city ticket in Louisville. In New York Hearst had a plurality in the borough of Brooklyn of almost 16,000 with four teen election districts missing. The returns indicate McClellan's re-elec tion. Hearst has charged fraud in the voting. Bird S. Coler was elected borough president of Brooklyn on municipal ownership ticket. New York election shows that municipal ownership will be a considerable ele ment in the city's politics. The suffrage amendment in Mary land was defeated overwhelmingly. Massachusetts elected a Republican governor by a majority approximat ing that of Douglas, the present Dem ocratic governor. There were charges of fraud in New York city and in Louisville. There were a few clashes at the polls but no serious injuries. New YorkComplete but unofficial returns give McClellan 3,485 plurality over Hearst. The total vote was: Mc Clellan, 228,651 Hearst, 225,166 Ivins, 137,049. William Travers Jerome, in dependent candidate for district at torney, was apparently elected. With 46 election districts to be reported, he had a lead of 3,525 votes over James W. Osborne, the Tammany candidate. OhioBoth Democratic and Repub lican leaders claim election. Batti son (Dem.) carried Cincinnati, Cleve land, city and county and the Demo crats showed gains in Toledo and Akron. MarylandThe Poe proposed con stitutional amendment, whose alleged purpose was to disfranchise negro voters, was defeated: Republicans elected the state comptroller and city officials. Political complexion of legislature uncertain. Massachusetts The Republicans elected Curtis Guild, Jr (Rep. 1 gov ernor by 29,435 plurality and E. S. Draper, (Rep.) lieutenant governor by 3,942. ChicagoRepublicans made a clean sweep in Chicago and Cook county, Robert R. McCormick (Rep elected president of the board of sanitary trustees. Rhode Island Clean Republican sweep. Pennsylvania Philadelphia over whelming carried by the city party (Reform ticket), Berry (Dem.) elected treasurer by upwards of 75,000 plu rality. VirginiaThe Democratic plurality is about 20,000 and Swanson elected governor. Negroes generally re mained away from he polls. The next legislature on joint ballot will have 23 Republicans instead of 16 as at present. Salt Lake CityThe American party (anti-mormon) defeated the mormon. Democratic and Republican candidates for mayor. LouisvilleDemocrats elected mayor and legislature remains practically unchanged with a Democratic major ity. New JerseyRepublican gains in legislature sufficient to preclude any Democratic successor to U. S. Sena tor Dryden. NebraskaRepublicans elected state supreme judge. San FranciscoUnion labor can didate for mayor probably elected by 15,000 majority. Indianapolis Republican mayor elected. Mrs tfennisodi Badly Scalded. On Saturday last }while Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jennison of Baldwin were carrying a boiler of hot water in tedded for scalding a hog which had been butchered,' one having hold of each handle of the vessel, Mrs. Jenni son slipped and a portion of the boil ing water was precipitated over her arms, badly scalding her. Had not Mr. Jennison instantly released his hold upon the boiler the injuries sus tained would undoubtedly have been more serious. Dr. Caley, who dressed VOLUME XXIX. NO. 48 the wounds, says it will be some time before Mrs. Jennison can again per form her household duties. Dies on Way to Cuba. A press dispatch from Rochester, N. Y., dated Nov. 5. says that Mrs. Martha Johnson of Cambridge, Minn., who, with her husband and ten, child ren was bound for a new home in Cuba, died on a West Shore train this morning. She was 42 years of age. The woman had a cancer and it was thought that a change of climate would prolong her life, so her hus band sold his farm in Minnesota and bought a plantation on the outskirts of Havana. AFTER BIG GAME, Under Command of Capt. Bullis a Com pany of Hunters Take to the Woods. Capt. Bullis, Magnus Sjoblom, Wm. Cordiner, Pete Johnson, Ralph Pier son, Fred Keith, Fred McClellan, Ben Soule, Andy Umbehocker and Charlie Murray left on Monday evening for Duluth, from whence they will drive thirty miles north and go into camp. On the morning of the 10th, or per haps earlier if Fullerton's hounds are" not about, they will proceed to slaughter deer and moose regardless of number and maybe contrary to law. Bears, panthers, wolves and farm ers' cows will also likely fall victims to their mauser rifles. There is fear, however, among the old deerstalkers in the party that some of the inexperi enced youths with them will become affected with the buck fever and shoot one another while in such condition. The usual snake bite antidote is en tirely useless in cases of this kind. The party will be gone about two weeks and expect to bring home suffi cient game to supply all their friends, although some of them will perhaps be obliged to make more than one trip in order to accomplish this. We don't know. Decision in Matter of Woman's Proof. "Where a woman having an unper fected homestead entry marries a man having a similar entry, and thereupon abandons her claim and resides with her husband upon his claim until he offers final proof thereon, and they then establish a residence on her claim long prior to the initiation of ar -copteatragaiB^'-ffiw' uimiiy shy thereby cures her default in the matter of residence and is entitled to perfect her entry." The foregoing is a recent ruling of the secretary of the interior and it has created something of a sensation among the attorneys practicing in the Iandoffices. The very reverse has been the ruling of landoffice officials and there are several cases recently appealed from the decision of the lo cal land officials which the ruling will affect. In some quarters the ruling of the secretary of the interior is claimed to be directly contrary to the law which provides that a woman can only hold a homestead when she marries if her husband is not claiming a separ ate tract of land under the homestead law. The decision of the secretary of the interior in the similar cases which are pending will be watched for with great interest by landoffice officials generally.Bemidji Pioneer. Rural Routes in Minnesota 1,394. There were 1,294 rural free delivery routes in operation in Minnesota on Nov. 1an increase of 84 since June 30. The number of applications pend ing at the beginning of this month was 170. In North Dakota there are 146 routes in operation, an increase of fifteen since the beginning of the fiscal year in South Dakota 289, an in crease of 40 in Iowa 2,184, an in crease of 77, and in Wisconsin 1,436, an increase of 56. The number of routes in operation in the United States is 33,948, an in crease of 1,893 in the four months of the fiscal year. Where it Belonged. An amateur authoress who haff H submitted a story to a magazine "i waited for several weeks without hear- & ing from the editor concerning it. Finally she sent him a note requesting an early decision, because, as she said, she "had other irons in the fire.-" Shortly after came the editor's reply: "Dear Madam: I have read your story, and I should advise you to put it with the other irons. "Harper's Weekly. ___ BIRTHh. To Mr. and Mrs. Free W. York, I Tuesday, Nov." 7, a daughter. ^S To Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Farnham, Wednesday, Nov. 8, a ten-pound son. To Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Burke, Oct. *1& 19, a daughter. **sfe SS*-.^ ^si *&* if. "iS ri^S