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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
^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
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
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
Any person who shall viola'e or
omit to comply with any of the pro
visions of this act shall be guilty of a
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
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
That all men are liars, and some
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
That the number of men who wor
ship the dollar exceeds those who
worship God. Zilas Yandell.
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
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
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
Rhode Island Clean Republican
Pennsylvania Philadelphia over
whelming carried by the city party
(Reform ticket), Berry (Dem.) elected
treasurer by upwards of 75,000 plu
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Shortly after came the editor's
"Dear Madam: I have read your
story, and I should advise you to put
it with the other irons. "Harper's
Weekly. ___
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.
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