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IN DISTRICT COURT
Regular November Term Opened on
Monday With Judge McClen-
ahan on the Bench.
Calendar a Long One, Forty-Four
Civil and Two Criminal Cases
Judge Wm. S. McClenahan
Clerk Kobt. H. King
Sheriff Harry Shockley
County Attorney Joseph A Ross
Stenographer Wm. T. Mooney
Court Deputies. Jas. Chisholm. Aug. Eich
miller, Thomas J. Kaliher and Robert Clark.
Louis Solberg Princeton
Louis Rust Princeton
Abraham Orr Princeton
William R. Bigelow Princeton
D. W. Spaulding Princeton
E. L. Everette Princeton
Jacob Jacobson Greenbush
P. Timmer Bogus Brook
Albert Anderson Bogus Brook
Herman Fritag Borgholm
Gust J. Ross Borgholm
Herman Johnson Borgholm
Charles Anderson Borgholm
A. J. Hurtig Borgholm
John P. Asp Borgholm
R. N. Atkinson Milo
Charles Heilig Milo
G. Strating Milo
George Mattson Milaca
S C. Moore Milaca
O. C. Anderson East Side
Anton Anderson Isle Harbor
eorge Simpson South Harbor
Judge William's. McClenahan of
Brainerd and his stenographer,
William T. Mooney, arrived here on
Monday evening and the November
term of the district court opened at
7:30 p. m. Judge Myron D. Taylor
was unable to preside at this term in
consequence of a pressure of business
elsewhere, hence Judge McClenahan
Sheriff Harry Shockley formally
opened court and Judge McClenahan
called the calendar, appointed the
deputies and explicitly instructed the
members of the grand jury in the
duties required of them. Daniel
Sundberg of Milo was selected as
foreman of the grand jury and court
adjourned until the following morning
at 9 o'clock.
The court reconvened on Tuesday
morning, and proceeded with the
hearing of cases as follows:
Citizens' Savings bank of Columbus,
Ohio, a corporation, vs. H. W. Pres
cott. Suit to collect on note given for
purchase of stallion. Continued from
April term of court. Reynolds &
Roeser for plaintiff. Chas. A. Dickey
for defendant. Continued by consent
Union National bank of Columbus,
Ohio, a corporation, vs. Samuel
Winsor, Chas. L. Campbell et al.
Suit to collect on note given for pur
chase of stallion. Continued from
April term of court. Reynolds &
Roeser for plaintiff, C. A. Dickey
and Geo. C. Stiles for defendants.
Continued by consent of parties.
Howard C. Park et al. vs. Samuel
Winsor et al. Suit to recover on
note given for purchase of stallion.
Continued from April term of court.
Reynolds & Roeser for plaintiff, C.
A. Dickey and Geo. C. Stiles tfor de
fendants. Continued by consent of
John Nims, as father and natural
guardian of Jennie Nims, an infant,
vs. Great Northern Railway Com
pany. Action to recover $25,000
damages for personal injuries sus
tained in railroad wreck. Continued
from April term of court. McElwee
& Hollihan and Chas. Keith for
plaintiff, John W. Mason for de
fendant. Stricken from calendar.
John Shallman vs. W. J. West and
Alice E. West. Action to recover
purchase price of land. Continued
from April term of court. E. L. Mc
Millan and Roleff Vaaler for plaintiff,
Foster & Sperry for defendants.
The North Star Shoe Company, a
corporation, vs. Ole H., Uglem,
Bernhart Uglem and Olander Uglem,
co-partners as Uglem & Co. Con-
Minnesota HistoricMl Socit)
R. P. Morton
E. H. Sellhorn
E P. Grow
N P* Olson
Hans Stay Greenbush
Samuel Droogsma Bogus Brook
John Granlund. Bogus Brook
Gust Weborg Borgholm
E.C Severeign Borgholm
Peter Larson Hayland
Alfred Johnson. Hayland
Daniel Sundberg Milo
H. J. Wicklund Milo
"NT. Cottingham Milaca
Harry Halverson Milaca
Charles Samuelson Milaca
Axel Broman Milaca
W. A. Warren Kathio
Silas L.Lund Onamia
G. Booth South Harbor
tinued from April term of court.
Action to collect on balance of ac
count due. Crooker, Patlin and
Storer for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan
for defendant. Continued by consent
School District No. 18, Mille Lacs
county, petitioner, vs. J. L. Brady,
owner. Suit to condemn land for
school purposes. C. H. MacKenzie
for petitioner. Taken under advise
The case of Hans Petrin vs. Foley
Bean Lumber Co. has been on trial
for two days and is still unfinished.
This suit, which is one of a series
of four, all of similar nature, is to
recover damages for overflow of lands
caused by dams owned by defendant.
Stewart & Brower are attorneys for
the plaintiff and Clapp & Macartney
for the defendant.
Mr. Lester Bartlett, register of the
United States land office at Cass Lake,
has been in attendance at court since
Among those attending court from
Milaca are C. E. and W. A. Erickson,
T. W. Allison, C. F. Searle, Albert
Wilkes and Knute Ellingboe.
The young attorneys are well rep
resented at this term by C. H. Mac
Kenzie of Onamia, and W. C. Doane
and Olin C. Myron of Milaca.
Hon. D. A. McLarty of Granite
Falls, "Old Put's" town, was here as
a witness in court. Mr. McLarty is
one of the most influential citizens
of Yellow Medicine county.
G. G. Goodwin of Cambridge, one
of the brightest lawyers in the Eigh
teenth judicial district, has several
cases this term of court. He was here
Monday and will be back again the
first of next week.
The following persons appeared in
open court and, after being closely
questioned by the judge, swore
allegiance to the United States and
were granted citizenship papers: John
Andra Swenson, Borgholm Gustaf
Einar Pearson, Milo Englbert Fill
Queer questions are sometimes
asked by strangers during court week.
For instance the writer was interro
gated by a man on the street, who
asked: "Can you tell me, sir^
whether Foley's bean case is still
being tried?"meaning of course the
case of the Foley-Bean Lumber com
pany. He undoubtedly labored under
the impression that it was a case .in
which beans figured.
The grand jury, which was still in
session at the time the Union went
to press, failed to indict John Brings,
who was held from justice court last
spring charged with setting fire to a
house, and he was released from cus
tody. No indictments have so far
been returned. In fact it is the gen
eral impression that there is no mat
ter of any great importance to come
before the grand jury.
Among those attending court from
the lake country are the following:
Aug. Eichmiller, J. F. Warren, J. F.
Franklin, J. W. McClure, Wm. Scrib
ner, Geo. Orton, Jeff Orton, Milt
Orton, Mrs. Alice Locke, Onamia: D.
G. Wilkes, O. A. Ladeen, Hans Petrin,
Frank Baker, H. F. Mann, B. L.
Anderson, Cove: Chas. Malone, Otto
Haggberg, O. J. Bergman, C. B.
Maben, Isle Herman Oby, Wahkon.
Among the attorneys present at this
term of court from outside towns are:
Hon. F. T. White, Elk River: Capt.
F. B. Hart, L. E. Stetler, Geo. C.
Stiles, M. C. Brady, Minneapolis J.
B. Himsl, Geo. W. Stewart, St.
Cloud G. G. Goodwin, Cambridge
W. C. Doane, Rolleff Vaaler, Olin C.
Myron, W. S. Foster, C. F. J. Goebel,
Milaca: C. H. MacKenzie, Onamia
N. H. Clapp, St. Paul: J. C. King,
Mora W. H. Lamson, Hinckley.
Judge William S. McClenahan of
Brainerd (fifteenth judicial district),
who is presiding at this term of court
in Princeton, is an eminent jurist
thoroughly conversant with every
point of the law. He is a veteran in
the profession and has profited by his
long experience. He is quick to de
cide a law point and makes use of no
superfluous words. He is a gentle
man possessing much genialitya
man whom it is always a pleasure to
Rev. E. C. Clemans will speak in
the Methodist church on Sunday
morning, November 21, on "Temper
ance and the Anti-Saloon League,"
while W. I. Norton, the attorney of
the league, will speak in the Congre
gational church on the same morn
ing. In the afternoon Mr. Norton
will deliver an address at Zimmer
man and Rev. Clemans at Greenbush.
In the evening a union meeting will
be held in the opera house, Prince
ton, at which Rev. Clemans and W. I.
Norton will speak.
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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1909.
Rev. S. M. Dick, D. D.f Takes the In
itiative and Preaches Good
Roads From Pulpit.
Greater Good Will Ensue From a Ser-
mon of This Sort Than From
a Political Harangue.
Dr. S. M. Dick, pastor of the
fashionable Wesley church of Minne
apolis, and one of the best speakers
in the country, in a sermon on "The
Ideal State" on Sunday, advocated a
system of national highways connect
ing all the capitals of the states at the
start and developed later to include
all important cities and towns. His
idea is a good one.
Dr. Dick took strong grounds
against the appropriation of about 67
per cent of the national revenues an
nually for war purposes. He decried
in particular the buillding of more
and greater battleships, denouncing
the expenditure of hundreds of
millions of dollars annually for army
and navy as a burden upon the people
which will not be borne in patience
The system of highways Dr. Dick
advocated would give employment the
year round, he estimated, to 50,000
men and would cost $50,000,000. That
amount he would take from the ap
propriation for military purposes,
with as much more for development of
He estimated that the lands of this
country available for agriculture are
capable of sustaining a population of
more than 200,000,000 people if divided
into tracts of ten acres each. Every
ten-acre tract, he declared, is capable
on the application of high process
farming of sustaining in luxury a
family of five persons, and of insur
ing for them all the benefits of educa
tion, travel and all the pleasures of
At the present rate of increase, Dr.
Dick argued, the United States, by
1950, will have a population of 200,-
000,000. How to feed that number of
people, and how to care for their
social and material welfare on the
present- progressive American
standard, were the questions he
answered by suggesting as imperative
the curtailment of the immense appro
priations for the military departments,
and the movement to the vacant farm
lands of the surplus population.
Assault Case at Elk River.
District court is in session at Elk
River this week and a great deal of
interest is manifested in the Lizzie
Schwenteck assault case. It will be
remembered that the poor girl was
outraged by two ruffians on the river
bank at East St. Cloud last summer.
One of her assailants plead guilty
and was sent to the St. Cloud reform
atory, the other alleged assailant,
Lindsey Garlock, was captured in
Montana and is now on trial.
James A. Martin of St. Paul is
assisting County Attorney Tyler to
prosecute, and A. H. Hall* of Minne
apolis is defending Garlock.
A jury was secured late Monday
afternoon. On Tuesday Miss Schwen
teck positively identified Garlock in
the court room as one of her assail
ants. Mr. Hall is putting up a vigor
ous fight for the accused and Jim
Martin and the county attorney will
leave no stone unturned to convict.
The evidence for the state was all
in last evening, -und today the defense
has its inning. It is not expected that
the case will go to the jury before
late tomorrow or Saturday.
A Deserved Rapping.
The state land department policy is
getting some pretty hard raps from
the newspapers, especially in the
northern half, and it is richly de
served. Our commissioner of immi
gration is bending every energy to
induce settlers to come to the state
and make homes and when his victims
get here they are met with the propo
sition of paying $5 to $8 per acre for
land entirely denuded of its timber
and mineral rights, if any, reserved
to the state. It is no wonder if the
commissioner of immigration fails to
secure settlers intelligent men, men
with the brawn and muscle necessary
to hew out a home in the forest ,are
not willing to work for a lifetime,
giving the proceeds of their labor to
the state. If we expect to settle the
northern wilderness we must offer
some little inducement to the hardy
fellows who can do the work, and if
such inducement is not offered we
must not complain if these men of toil
and endurance go to some other
country to make homes.Cass Lake
Table linens, napkins, centerpieces,
linen doilies, etc.. at Roadstrom's.
Hamlin Hunt and Alberta Fisher Rou-
telle Will Appearat Congrega-
tional Church Tuesday.
Church Purchases a Fine Pipe Organ
Which Will Arrive in Prince-
ton Within Few Days.
The music loving people of Prince
ton will be afforded an opportunity of
hearing the greatest organist in the
northwest at the Congregational
church on Tuesday evening next,
November 23. At that time Hamlin
Hunt of Minneapolis will render a
number of selections upon the pipe
organ recently purchased by the
church from the Aeolian company.
The occasion will be a two-hour organ
recital and concert in which Miss
Alberta Fisher Routelle of Minne
apolis, soprano soloist, and well
known to many Princeton people, will
An organ recital is something new
to Princeton peoplein fact this will
be the first in the history of the vil
lageand the Congregationalists are
entitled to much praise for the energy
which they have displayed in making
this event possible.
To two ladies of PrincetonMrs.
H. C. Cooney and Mrs. Benj. Soule
especial credit is due, for they are the
ladies who solicited the subscriptions
to the organ fund. How well they
succeeded in their work is shown by
the fact that the organa two
manual, pedal bass, pipe instrument
costing $1,200will be placed in posi
tion this week, and it is one of the
very best organs manufactured.
The American Drummer.
Edward Morris of Chicago,
whom is due the preservation of
Harvard house at Stratford-on-Avon,
said of Stratford the other day:
"The inns there are small, clean,
old-fashioned, and dear. Strange pil
grims visit them. All sorts of strange
things happen in them. Thus:
"Two pilgrims over their after
dinner coffee fell into a warm literary
argument. The first, a Londoner,
held that Shakspere was the greatest
poextitt the world. The other, a braw
laddie frae Peebles, insisted that
Burns was the only bard.
"These two men grew hotter and
hotter in their dispute. They banged
their fists on the table. They shook
their forefingers under each other's
noses. Plainly, before long they
would come to blows.
"An American commercial traveler,
however, left his half-finished chop
and advanced upon them with a pacific
smile and gesture.
'Gentlemen, gentlemen.' he said,
'let me settle this amicably. Who is
this Shakspere Burns?'
Geo. H. Deans came down
Foreston yesterday morning.
Ten per cent discount on all
linen at A. E. Allen & Co.'s.
A Scathing Indictment.
The result of the newspaper com
bine in St. Paul daily manifests itself
when we read such headlines in the
evening replica as this: "Eberhart
and Lind picked as leaders." Who
picked them, how and when? The
country or that certain territory out
side of the political amphitheatre,
would much like to know what Gov.
Eberhart stands for and what he has
done to entitle him to leadership. If
standing by his party guns when that
party was assailed by the common foe
should be the merit, he does not de
serve it, for he twice balked and will
again.Granite Falls Tribune.
Johnson Memorial Fund
The school children of Mille Lacs
county have contributed liberally to
the Johnson monument fund, the fol
lowing amounts having been donated
District 4 (3 schools), $3.00 district
5, $1.15 district 6, $1.00 district 7 (2
schools), $2.00 district 10, $1.00
district 11, $1.00 district 21, $1.00
district 25, $1.00: district 26, 62 cents
district 27 (2 schools), $1.65 district
14 (5 schools), $500. district.30, $1.00
district 35, $1.00. Total, $20.42. Pri
vate donations: N. P. Olson, $1.00
Robert Gustafson, $1.00.
Return te Princeton.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Young and
family, who have been in the west for
two years, returned to Princeton last
week. Mr. Young says that although
wages are higher in the west the cost
of living is enormous and a man can
do better here than he can there. He
was glad to get back.
Goes to Dairy School.
Fred Warner, assistant buttermaker
at the Princeton Co-operative cream
ery, left here on Monday for St.
Anthony Park to take a month's
course at the state dairy school.
Fred is a progressive young fellow
who believes in keeping up to date in
his chosen profession.
The rock for the Baldwin road can
not be utilized before spring.
Call on Dr. Walker about your
teeth. Princeton, November 18, 19
Martin Brands was in the cities on
opera house business Monday and
G. W. Harter returned on Tuesday
evening from a visit with friends in
L. J. Chadbourne came up from
Minneapolis on Tuesday evening to
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Caley went to
the twin cities yesterday morning for
a short visit.
For sale, cheap, a good eight horse
power gasoline engine. Apply to J.
C. Herdliska. 47-tf
Found, a boy's soft felt hat. Owner
may recover same by applying at the
Andrew Wetter returned home from
Frazee, where he had been employed
for some time, on Tuesday.
A moving picture show will be given
at Brands' opera house on Thanks
giving at 4:30 and 7:30 p. m.
See a swell line of nobby Thanks
giving ties, shirts and mufflers at
Kopp & Bartholomew's store.
Mrs. C. S. Neumann and daughter,
Gladys, went to Minneapolis yester
day morning for a week's visit.
For sale a Tubular separator, only
used six months. Apply to E. L.
Everett, Route 1, Princeton. 47-2tc
Rich or poor, tall or short, lean or
fat, Kopp & Bartholomew can fit and
satisfy you all with suits and over
Kopp & Bartholomew have a swell
overcoat for you, auto cloth, plush or
fur, just what you want and need.
See it this week.
J. D. Chapman, who has been here
on a visit to his son, Richard S., and
other relatives, returned to his home
at~Richwood, Ohio, tnis morning.
A postal sent to R. I. Hawkins,
Milaca, will bring information re
garding furs and hides. Have you
ever sold to him? Try him once. 44-tf
The Black Hawk Mercantile Co.
carries a half-page ad in this issue
announcing a clearance sale of over
coats and cloaks. The sale will com
mence on Saturday and last until
every garment is sold. See ad on
The ladies of the Union Aid society
of Zimmerman will hold a church sale
on Tuesday evening, November 23,
when numerous useful articles, in
cluding quilts and bedspreads will be
offered. Thos. Kaliher will conduct
Peter Henschel, while engaged in
milking a cow on Sunday evening,
was kicked in the right leg about six
inches above the knee and, as a re
sult, the bone was fractured. Dr.
Cooney was called and attended to
A lady in Mora tells a story of what
happened in her Sunday school class.
Upon asking the class what it meant
"to renounce the devil and all his
works" received the reply that it
meant "I shall love him with all my
Harvey Robideau, who recently
left here with the intention of going
to Omaha, secured work in St. Paul
as a motorman on the street railway
and his wife, who is now visiting
friends in Zimmerman, will join him
in the capital city on Saturday.
George A. Coates has traded his
house And lot across the track to
Claire Neumann for his 30-acre farm
in Greenbush and next year expects to
show people how to raise a big crop
of potatoes. George, is a scientific
agriculturist as well as an expert in
The Ladies' Aid society of the
Methodist church will meet on Tues
day afternoon next with Mrs. C. O.
Moore. All members are requested
to be there as this will be the last
meeting before the annual fair. Note
the change in the dayfrom Wednes
day to Tuesday.
The Wahkon Enterprise tells of the
death of Mrs. John Kruger at that
place on the 6th inst. Mrs. Kruger
was proprietor of a hotel at Wahkon
and was well thought of by the people
there. The remains were taken to
Sparta, Wis.,, Mrs. Krager's old
home, for interment.
300 MEN ENTOMBED
Host Frightful Calamity in History of
Illinois Overtakes Miners at
Cherry on Saturday.
Mine is on Fire and Hope of Savins
Lives of Unfortunate Victims
Has Been Abandoned.
Reports from the mine disaster at
Cherry, Illinois,the greatest calami
ty in the history of that state,say
that all efforts so far have proved
futile to break the sealed shaft in
which three hundred men are en
tombed. The temperature at the top
of the burning St. Paul mine is 108
degrees Fahrenheit and this is be
lieved to establish beyond doubt the
fact that the men entombed by Satur
day's disaster are dead.
Rescuers equipped with oxygen
helmets, who entered the mine added
to the horror by declaring that it was
still on fire and in many places was
caving in. The rescuers were unable
to penetrate more than a few feet from
the main shaft in the second vein.
Equipment consisting of the most
modern paraphernalia was useless
in the chambers, all of which
choked with gas and smoke.
That every bit of life-giving air had
been exhausted many hours before
was declared certain. Three descents
were made but no sign of life was
seen and the rescuers declared that no
life could exist for hundreds of feet
beyond the shaft entrance. A few
miners caps and lamps were seen,
tragic tokens of the first mad rush for
safety by the miners who escaped, but
no bodies were found. This indicates
to the rescuers that when the miners
realized they were penned hopelessly
in a pit from which there was no exitt,
they rushed to the furthermost end of
the vein, where some air might be
found that would keep them alive till
help came. Frantic protests against
the action of the state commission in
ordering the sealing up of the en
trances followed the action, and grew
greater as the hours passed. In spite
of the expostulation of the relatives of
the imprisoned ones, experienced mine
workers asserted it was the only way
to end the fire and afford any hope of
escape to those within.
Consider It Carefully.
The Onamia Lake Breeze seems to
favor bond issues by the lake towns
for the construction and improvement
of roads. More and better roads are
a crying necessity in the lake region,
but we would advise our friends up
there to consider carefully the advisa
bility of bonding themselves to the
limit even for road purposes. As
pointed out in the i on a couple of
weeks ago a tax of one per cent can
be voted annually for road and
bridge purposes by towns, then the
supervisors can levy and assess a tax
of one per cent, and the latter tax
can be commuted in labor by the
residents of the town if they so prefer.
With a tax of two per cent per annum,
in addition to the poll tax and assis
tance from the county, a marked im
provement in road conditions in the
lake towns ought to soon be discern
ible. If bonds are issued speedier
results may be obtained, but we
question the wisdom of a new town
loading itself down with a bonded
The young folks ball at the opera
house in this village on Thanksgiving
evening, November 25, promises to be
one of the swell events of the winter.
An orchestra consisting of Miss
Norma Van A1stein, pianist Herbert
Anderson, violinist, and Adon
Whitney, cornetist, will furnish the
music. Following is a program of
the dances, and extra numbers will'
be played if so desired:
TwoStep Flashing Eyest,
Waltz My Wild Irish Rose
Waltz Come Over on My Veranda
Schottische Oh, Mr. Moon
Waltz The Little Soubrette
Barn Dance Morning, Cy
TwoStep Powder Bag
Waltz Roses Bring Dreams of You
TwoStep Naughty Eyes
Schottische My Dusky Rose
Waltz Whirling Over the Ball Room Floor
TwoStep Golden Arrow
Barn Dance Kerry Mills
Waltz I Like to Hear That Song Again
Cheap! Cheaper!! Cheapest!!!
A new brick dwelling house in
Princeton, 26x28, 14x20: nine rooms,
all finished heated by furnace, good
basement, good barn and shed, four
large lots. Will sell at a bargain if
taken at once. Address,
M. S. Rutherford & Co.,
46-3t Princeton, Minn.
Beau Them AIL
Speaking of skin games, the beauty
specialist has the rest of the buncb,
beaten to a frazzle.