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NO CAUSEFORALARM Clearing House Certificate Plan is Adopted by Bankers for Pro- tection of Business. Local Banks Absolutely Reliable and Have Plenty of Honey on Hand for All Ordinary Needs. In consequence of the adoption of the clearing house certificate plan by the banks of St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth potato buyers here, with the exception of W. H. Ferrell & Co. and S. W. Williams, were on Monday compelled to suspend cash business. This will likely be only temporary, and while it inconveniences both farmers and buyers for the time being the move is deemed highly necessary by financial concerns for the purpose of protection. Of course the Princeton banks can not furnish money for foreign potato buyers when the drafts of the Prince ton banks will be honored in clearing house certificates only. Mr. Ferrell is a home buyer and is backed by the First National Bank. He will con tinue to buy potatoes and pay cash as long as he can find storage room and cars to ship. But Mr. Ferrell is hav ing difficulty in disposing of potatoes. The stringency in the money market is not confined to Minnesota but is gen eral all over the United States. Mr. S. W. Williams will also con tinue to buy and pay cash until he has no more storage room. Other buyers are receiving potatoes and is suing due bills for the same. The steps taken by the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth banks are for the purpose of keeping their currency in their own territory instead of per mitting it to be withdrawn from circu lation and absorbed by New York and other eastern money centers. The northwest has plenty of money for all ordinary needs and the certifi cate plan means merely that where a person has a balance due from a bank in any transaction that balance will be paid by a certificate instead of cash. It is believed that the operation of the system will tend to calm and reas sure the public while the financial dis turbance in the east continues. S. S. Petterson, president of the First National Bank: "The storm will soon blow over. Our bank is taking in more money than we are paying out, and we are meeting and will continue to meet all demands." The same condition of affairs exists at the Security State Bank and the Princeton State Bank. More money is coming in than going out and all legitimate business demands on the banks are promptly met. RAPS THE GO^ EKNOK County attorney Funkley of Beltrami Count} Makes a Few Pointed. Remarks. Bemidji, Minn., Oct. 28.There has been much talk of late relative to the fate of Merten S. Munn and Peter Mathieson, convicted murderers, who were given death sentences by Judge McClanahan at the recent term of court in Beltrami county After the death penalty had been imposed, Governoi Johnson, upon whom fell the duty of setting the dates for the execution of the murderers, stated that he was opposed to capital punishment. Henry Funkley, county attorney of Beltrami county, who secuied the con viction of Munn and Mathieson, and who also convicted "Shorty" Wesley and Paul Fournier of the murder of N O. Dahl and daughter says "As county attorney, I originally swore out the warrants charging these men with murder in the first degree, upon which charges they were duly indicted, tried, convicted, and sen tenced, the court, unable to certify to exceptional circumstances, doing the only thing that he could do under the law, imposing the death penalty. "The law makes it the plain duty of the governor to set the date for the execution It is inconceivable to me how there is any room for discussion in connection with the duty of the srovernor, unless the position is taken that the governor must not do his duty, which is anarchy. "The fact that there is any discus sion on this subject at all shows that there is in existence a lawless spirit a sympathy for the under dogan archial and treasonable in its ten dency, and it is this same spirit that has made it so difficult to convict criminals in the northern part of the state. "The governor was for many years a member of the legislature and per haps he could have changed or abol ished this law, if he had desired. Then, again, he has been governor nearly three years, and he could in that time have exerted an influence upon the legislature to change or abolish the law, at least have made some such recommendation if his con scientious scruples stood in the way of his possible duty. "The fact remains that the law is there, and that it is up to every law abiding citizen, including the gov ernor, to see that it is enforced. "Though an unpleasant duty, I had no compunctions at all in endeavor ing to secure the conviction of the two men. They were guilty, and both de serve whatever penalty the law pre scribes for killing a fellowman in cold blood." TWO SHACKS GUTTED. Fire Starts Simultaneously in Orr and Berg Buildings on First Street. At 12.30 Monday night the villagers were aroused by the fire whistle and hurried to the scene of the blaze on First street, where the Abe Orr frame building and a wooden shed formerly used as a blacksmith shop were send ing forth tongues of flame. The fire department worked with a determina tion and through its efforts the flames were extinguished before the buildings were entirely consumed, and the boys prevented a spreading of the fire to other structures. From the appear ance of the gutted buildings it would seem that they are scarcely worth re pairing. They should be pulled down. No one occupied the Orr building at the time of the fire, Mrs. Smyth, its last occupant, having vacated the upper part of the house, where she lived, over a week ago. The other building contained a quantity of ear corn, which was badly scorched. Cables of the Tri-State and Rural Telephone companies were injured by the fire to the extent of compelling a temporary suspension of business over a part of the systems. The origin of the fire is unknown. The Orr building was insured with J. J. Skahen in the Home company of New York for $800, but there was no insurance on the Berg shed. Fire of Mysterious Origin. When Mr. and Mrs. Clair Neumann returned to their hometwo miles west of Princetonfrom a visit in Santiago at 5 p. m. on Sunday they found their dwelling-house and contents-reduced to ashes. As there was no fire in the stoves when they left home the destruction of the property is involved in mystery. The nearest neighbor, who arose, from bed to fasten a screen door which was slamming, discovered the fire at 1:30 on Sunday morning, but at that time the building was enveloped in flame and it was impossible to re move anything therefrom. The value of the house is placed at $1,500 and the household goods, cloth ing, etc., at $1,000. An insurance of $900 on the building and $400 on the household effects was carried in Guy Ewing's agency. Sympathize With the Printers. At a recent meeting of the Baldwin local union of the A. S. of E., No.coaxing 1921, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: Whereas, The Webb Publishing company's periodicals, "The Farm- er," "The Farmer's Wife" and the "Poultry Herald," do not carry the label of the allied printing trades, and are the products of non-union labor, therefore, we, as loyal union farmers, and desiring to co-operate with union labor, do hereby resolve not to pat ronize the Webb Publishing Co, and be it further Resolved, That each member of this local who is a subscriber to any of said publications shall notify the Webb Publishing Co. to discontinue his subscription until the said publi cations shall bear the allied printing tiades' union label. Proves Up on Claim. Miss Blanche Byers returned on Tuesday from her claim near McKin ney, N. having resided thereon the full time required by the statute and proved up on the property She expects to hereafter reside in Prince ton Miss Byers belongs to that type of Minnesota girls who are afraid of nothing. She lived alone in her shanty on the bleak prairie through out the cold winter and defied the wolves and other ferocious beasts which came prowling around o'nights. She certainly earned her claim. Keep Watch Tonight. Keep watch tonight. It will be Hal lowe'en and the boys will presumably go forth on their annual frolic. Boys will be boys, and if they confine their sport to harmless amusement such as exchanging horses for cows in their neighbors' barns, transposing sign boards, etc., they should be forgiven but if caught (there's the rub) turning over outhouses, running off with auto mobiles, cutting down trees, etc., they should be thrashed with a broomstick. -if?i'*#ffeii NEW OPERA HOUSE Will Cpen Tonight With Hallowe'en Ball and Proceeds Will Go To- ward Piano Purchase. Everyone Should Attend and Thus Show Appreciation of Mar- tin Brands' Enterprise. Tonight Brands' opera house will be formally opened with a Hallowe'en ball and the management is deserving of liberal patronage. The purpose for which the dance will be given is that of securing funds for partially defray ing the cost of a first-class piano, which Mr. Brands intends to pur chase for the opera house. This opera house has been built at large expense and no pains have been spared to make it commodious and suitable for theatrical, dancing and other public purposes. The scenery is the very best obtainable and the floor is ]ust the thing for terpsichorean events. The people's needs were care fully considered in designing this opera house even unto the minutest detail and Mr. Brands is entitled to commendation for his enterprise. Turn out tonight in full force and manifest your appreciation of your townsman's progressive spirit. A piano such as that which Mr. Brands intends placing in the opera house will cost several hundred dollars, and it is not expected that the proeecds of this dance will cover the expense, but it will defray part of it. Attend the piano benefit dance to night. Star Entertainment Course. Those who missed the Lyceum Stars missed as good a musical entertain ment as it is possible to provide. The second attraction is Herbert Leon Cope, the humorist, of whom Gov. Pennypacker of Pennsylvania said, "Next to Bill Nye Mr. Cope is the funniest man I ever heard Hon. Leslie M. Shaw said, I more than enjoyed you Clara Morris, the actress, said, I want to hear you again Gen. Fitzhugh Lee remarked, "You are fine." There are scores of commendations from such men as Senator Burrowsf Governor Batchelor and Gen. Booth. This is absolutely a first grade at traction. For those who do not hold season tickets single admission tickets ^wilMje on sale at Kopp & Bartholo mew's, price 50 cents. Entertainment at the Methodist church on the even ing of November 9. Hummel and the He-Sheep L. C. Hummel understands the nature of rams pretty well and knows how to handle them. But last Friday he ran against a proposition in he sheep which staggered himthrew him off his feet. It appears that he was down in the pasture selecting ewes from Frank Smith's flock and was resorting to the old trick of them to him with a handful of salt. By this means he had cap tured two or three ewes when the lord of the harem came toward him. Mr. Hummel supposed that the ram merely wanted a lick of salt and held out his hand, but he instantaneously discov ered that the he-sheep's intention was to butt in He butted into Mr. Hum mel's countenance and engraved a design thereon which looked like a map of the Rum river where it takes its most tortuous course. Work on Soo Stopped. Moose Lake, Minn., Oct. 29.The Soo railroad has ordered all work that has been progressing on their Brooten-Duluth line discontinued at once and the hundred or more men in the employ of Contractors Evans & Mann at this place were paid off this evening and discharged. Work had just been gotten well un der way at the three camps and sev eral thousand dollars had been ex pended, which will be nearly a com plete loss to the Soo people. Mr. Hall, representing Foley Bros. & Larson company, contractors, arrived this morning with the orders which stopped operations. No reason is given for the action of the Soo, but it is inferred that the condition of the money market causes them to work upon a conservative basis. ,r 1 1 ^si^ai^ New Bakery Now Open. We now have our bakery running in first-class order and will have from now on a complete line of bakery goods. Our bake room is equipped with a first-class Hubbard oven and we can give you better bread and pastry than you have ever been able to get in town before. Cream puffs, lady fingers, etc., every Wednesday and Saturday. Give us a call and be convinced that we do as we advertise. E. W. Hunt. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1907. PUBLIC SCHOOL AID State Apportionment for County is $5,995. of Which District N. i Gets Sum of $1,445. Per Capita Is $2.50, and 2,398 Pupils in the County Are Eligible to Receive the Benefit. 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 The October apportionment table, showing the amount of state aid to which each school district in Mille Lacs county is entitled as provided by law, has been compiled by Auditor E. E. Whitney. This year's distribu tion amounts to $5,995, as against $5,617.37 a year previous. The perFrank capita this year is $2.50 while that of last year was $2.29. There are 2,398 pupils in the county eligible to receive the state apportion ment, of which 578 are in independent district No. 1, Princeton, and there fore, at $2.50 per capita, the amount to which this district is entitled is $1,445. The following table shows number of pupils in each district entitled to aid and the respective sums appor tioned: N of Dist 1 2 1 3 4 A 5 I 6 Totals No Pupils Am't 578 $1445 00 72 50 29 93 95 49 31 47 40 67 29 74 102 409 161 28 35 23 37 14 54 43 15 J6 31 23 35 21 47 22 44 36 3S 19 13 232 50 237 50 122 50 77 50 117 50 100 00 167 50 72 50 185 00 255 00 1022 50 402 50 70 00 fc7 50At 57.50 92 50 35 00 135 00 107 50 37 50 40 00 77 50 57 50 87 50 52 50 117 50 55 00 110 00 90 00 95 00 47 50 32 50 2398 $5995 00 Calls to Mind the Liars of 1904. The democratic Winona Weekly Ld&Cfet-must be hard up for arguments when ^ifc insinuates that President .Roosevelt was drunk while making his recent trip down the Mississippi river. This partakes of the acts of the ordi nary character assassin, the man who seeks to injure by setting afloat stories of which he does or can know absolutely nothing. In this instance the person whom it is sought to tra duce cannot be reached by the veno mous shaft, but unfortunately this is not always the case and many is the good man who has fallen an innocent victim to slander's poisoned arrows. Preston Times. Prayer of Petitioners Refused. A special meeting of- the village council was held on Friday evening to take action upon the petition of Caro line McCool and A. S. Mark for the vacation of an alley running north and south between the property owned by said petitioners on First street. Aulger Rines entered objection to the granting of such petition upon the grounds that there was no other means of approach to the cottage owned by him than through said alley. By a unanimous vote of the council the prayer of petitioners was refused. Big Barn Burns. Fire destroyed a large barn and ad joining shed upon the Allen Hayes' place in north Princeton on Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock. A horse and cow which were in the building at the time were with difficulty removed. A quantity of hay, potatoes and mis cellaneous articles were consumed. The fire originated from the upsetting and explosion of a lantern and was purely accidental. The property de stroyed was worth about $1,000. There was an insurance of $300 on the barn, carried in Guy Ewing's agency. Zimmerman Has Bank. The progressive ilfctle hamlet of Zimmerman now has a bank with Hon. John M. Haven as president and J. A. Varley cashier. Not so many years ago there was not the sign of a habi tation where now is located a bank, hotel, livery stable, several stores, a creamery, elevators and warehouses. Zimmerman will never be a large place but it is the center of a pros perous farming district and will always be a good business point. A. True Christian. At his home in Maple Ridge, Isanti county, there died on the 19th inst., a man who was a true christian in every sense of the word, Rev. John P. Rod-escape berg. He was born in Vermeland, -Sweden, September 27, 1841, and came to this country in 1870 the same year he located in Maple Ridge. A cor- respondent of the Braham Journal says of him: "He assisted many of the first settlers in erecting dwellings and at the same time preached regularly. In this vicinity he spent the rest of his days, traveling and preaching for 36 years. His work here would fill a vol ume. He was well known, however, as is his work. He was loved and es teemed by a large circle of friends and on account of his pleasing ways was loved by the young people. He assist ed in the founding of many Mission churches throughbut this section, often driving 25 miles of a Sunday to preach. During all these years he had tended to his small farm." DRAGGED FROM DEATH. Peterson Sinks In Bi BOB While Seeking to Seattle Ducks. Frank Peterson, Tom Kaliher, Oscar Peterson and Fred Hass, having received intelligence by phone that ducks abounded in vast number at the Big bog, secured a rig and sallied forth on Friday night to wage destruc tion. On the way to the bog the rig upset in a deep rut and precipitated the party into a mud hole, where con siderable moisture was sucked up by the boys'clothes. The rig was soon righted, however, and the journey re sumed. Arriving at the bog the four hunters branched out in different di rections, Frank saying that he knew a hole where mallards, redheads and pintails gathered in great number, and as he is an absolute failure in wing shooting he decided to try his hand at scuttling. So off he strode o'er the spongy ground. He tripped and fell a time or two, but plodded on toward the hole sweating but swearing not. last the hole he found. He was in it! He was sinking fast and help so far away. Down, down he went until his chin rested upon his gun, which he held horizontally across two hillocks. And then, finding all attempts at ex trication futile, he yelledhe roared. "Help! Murder! Fire!" were among ejaculations which he wafted o'er the swamp. In this position he remained for near an hour before he was heard by the other hunters, who rushed to the rescue. They arrived there none too soon, for Frank's grip had begun to weaken and he could have held on but a short time longer. He was pulled from out the hole, but the mud had packed itself so tightly about his legs that his rubber boots remained in the bog and, we presume, are in there still. And the mallards and the redheads and the pintails are still waiting for Frank to scuttle them. Next Week's Election. There will be elections in twelve states next Tuesday. In Massachu setts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Mis sissippi and Kentucky a governor and other state officers are to be chosen in New Jersey a gorernor only in New York, two associate justices of the court of appeals in Pennsylvania, a state treasurer and in Nebraska a railroad commissioner and two re gents of the state university. In Ohio, Utah and California, municipal officers are to be selected, while in New York county a number of judges and a sheriff are to be voted for. The prohibitionists have a state ticket in all the states, except Mary land and Mississippi, and city tickets in Cleveland and Cincinnati, but not in San Francisco or Salt Lake. The socialists also have tickets in all the states, except Mississippi and Maryland, and city tickets in Cincin nati, Cleveland and Salt Lake, but not in San Francisco. The socialist-labor party has tickets in Kentucky, Massachusetts and Newbeen Jersey, while union labor made nom inations for city officers in San Fran cisco. There is only one ticketthe demo craticin Mississippi. Gerald Petterson Injured. While Gerald Petterson and Glen Ferrell were taking their regular pony exercise on Saturday H. H. Farnham came along in his buggy and the boys challenged him to a race. For the fun of the thing he accepted the chal lenge and the race began. They were all proceeding at a good speed when a dog rushed from a yard and attack ed Glen's steed, which turned around and forced Gerald's pony to take the center of the road. Immediately be hind came Mr. Farnham, and before he was able to rein in his horse it ran amuck of Gerald's pony, throwing it off its feet, unhorsing its rider and turning over the buggy. In the mix up Gerald received a severe bruise on the right leg between the knee and ankle and Harry Farnham was pitched from his vehicle with considerable force, while Glen Ferrell managed to without injury although he was mightily scared. Gerald is slowly recovering, but the bruise is occasioning him much pain and Mr. Farnham is a trifle sore and stiff of limb from the experience. VOLUME XXXI. NO. 45 HOME ELEVEN WINS Elk River High School Football Team fleets Inglorious Defeat in Con- test With Princetons. Visitors Are Afforded No Opportunity Whatsoever to Score a Point Throughout the Battle. The Elk River high school football teamand it is a good onecame in on Saturday with colors flying and horns a-tooting with the expectation of making our eleven "kids" bite the dust. This was one of those occa sions, however, when the visitors were disappointed for the home eleven swamped them to the tune of 5 to 0. Princeton high school boys made their points near the close of the first half, when by means of end runs and line bucks the ball was forced to Elk River's three-yard line and Woodcock was forced over for a touchdown. Lenz and Whitney at the halves, Roos at quarter, Woodcock at full and Angstman at end put up a fine contest for Princeton and the whole line play ed good ball throughout the game. Our boys have met several disasters this year, but they are now on a fair way to redeem themselves. A .Lesson from Mille Lacs County. The little city of Princeton will this year ship 1,500 cars of potatoes. This reduced to bushels is 900,000 and to dollars $400,000. These are all brought in in wagons, and few of the farmers who raised them can boast of a farm of more than eighty acres under cultivation. More than this, the territory from which these potatoes come has fifteen creameries. These, with the stock and pigs which travel with dairying, will add another $400,000 to the income of these farmers. Other products may safely be reckoned to make the total a million dollars. Is it any wonder that these farmers are growing rich and that they hold their lands at from $50 to $60 an acre? Yet Mille Lacs county is one of the more recently settled of this section of the state. The oldest residents can re member when its lands were consider ed of little value and could have been bought for $5 an acre or less, though Princeton is as near Minneapolis as the range is to Duluth. It was then a lumber district. Mil lions upon millions of feet of pine have been logged on the "Raging Rum," and much of the county is cut over land. But with this section of pine stump land and the burned over Hinckley district is a large belt of fine hardwood timber. It is, in short, much like St. Louis county north of Duluth in the original character of its timber, and, while the soil about the county seat is black, it is largely a clay loam. The moral is that what has been done in Mille Lacs can be done in St. Louis. It would mean something even to Duluth to have farmers marketing $1,000,000 worth of produce here an nually. But, better than this, if it was one million, it would soon be five, and that from no greater territory than can be reached by wagons. This city and the range cities alone would consume the dairy products of 10,000 average farms, and if these, farms were in St. Louis county the $3,000,000 spent for butter, milk and cheese in turn would be spent in these cities. This is the way to spell pros perity, and it is the only way that has discovered in all the ages, all reform methods having proved to be absolute failures. The wealth that comes from agricul ture stays at home the wealth that comes from mines flies. The 10,000 farms would bring more wealth to St. Louis county and keep it here than do all the mines on the ranges, and they would not be for twenty years, nor fifty years, but forever with ever in creasing productiveness. Duluth News-Tribune. Butter and Cheese Makers. The members of the Minnesota But ter and Cheese Makers' association assembled in annual convention at St. Peter yesterday and will remain in session until tomorrow afternoon. Mr. George E. Lindall of Milaca is vice president of the association and is on the program for a paper on "The Relation of the Creamery Industry to the Prosperity of the State." Gov. Johnson and other dignitaries will also deliver addresses. BUI and Doc. It seems that nimrods, in their eagerness to obtain their quarry, often go forth unprepared to the chase. The last to do so were Will Ferrell and Doc Neumann, who on Sunday reached the Big bog with twelve-bore guns and sixteen-gauge shells. &