ROADS AND BRIDGES
Letter Issued by Highway Commission
Advising That Steps be Taken
to Secure State Aid.
The Dunn Joint Resolution Which
Gives to Counties Their Just
Share of Appropriation.
An important circular letter has
just been issued by the state highway
commission the text of which is given
It will be noticed that the highway
commission does not require counties
to meet with an equal amount the
appropriation under the R. C. Dunn
joint resolution. This is as it should
be, for the counties that have already
received and expended their allotment
of the 1907 appropriation were not re
quired to expend an equal amount in
order to earn the appropriation. It
was on the suggestion of Mr. Dunn
that Secretary Cooley made this
Mille Lacs county will get $4,200,
under the joint resolution referred to,
to expend wherever the county com
missioners may designate, and the
county will not be required to put up
a dollar to _meet it. Of course the
money will be expended under the im
mediate supervision of the deputy
state engineer for the district, and the
work will be subject to his approval.
This appropriation of $4,200 would
have been lost to the county had it
not been for the adoption of the joint
resolution in question.
In addition to the $4,200 above re
ferred to Mille Lacs county, and all
the other counties mentioned in the
joint resolution, will be given an
equitable share of the state road and
bridge fund remaining after the
special appropriations are paid.
The Circular Letter.
To County Auditors and Boards of
The highway commission will have
for allotment among the different
counties in March, 1912, approximate
ly $300,000. Of this amount $100,000
is to be distributed as provided for
in the joint resolution passed by the
legislature of 1911, and the balance
will be allotted as provided for in
chapter 33, G. L. 1911, which fund
will be available after August 1, 1912,
and subject to payment for work done
after January 1, 1912.
The amount allowed to any county
will be to some extent based on a
specific statement to be made by the
county board and submitted to the
highway commission before January
15, 1912, showing where it is proposed
to use the money, for what purpose,
and in what amounts. Heretofore no
definite information has been sub
mitted by county boards as to pro
posed expenditures in advance of
letting contracts with the result that
the engineering department has not
been able to provide plans and speci
fications and estimates in time to
complete all the work during the cur
rent season, or to properly superin
tend same. It is especially required
in the matter of new bridges to be
built in 1912, that tne report show the
nature or general character of the
proposed bridge, its location, length
and approximate cost. It is im
portant that this information be given
at an early date, so as to allow time
for the necessary examinations, sur
veys, plans and specifications before
the working season opens, and to al
low also for letting early contracts.
Surveys for the proposed work will be
taken up in the order in which the re
ports reach this office, so far as pos
sible, and money will be provided and
set aside from the county's allotment
for construction described in state
ment by county board, and such
money must not be diverted to any
other road or bridge work without
the consent of the highway com
mission and if so diverted, the neces
sary surveys will be delayed. The
above suggestions and requirements
refer to road work as well as bridges,
and apply to the expenditure of at
least 75 per cent of the total allot
It is the purpose of the highway
commission to reappoint a' sufficient
number of assistant engineers to
properly care for all county road and
bridge work and to assign to each as
sistant at least two, or perhaps three
counties, to each of which he will be
instructed to devote an equal portion
of his time, so far as circumstances
will permit or necessity requires.
The money provided by the joint
resolution aforesaid will be dis
tributed as therein required, and need
not be met by an equal appropriation
from the county funds, but the high
way commission will require a state
ment showing the proper disposition
of such fund so that there may be no
duplication of appropriation.'~ As to
the balance of the allotment the
county will be required to furnish an
In case any county board fails to
make a statement showing how it pro
poses to use the state aid fund, it will
be presumed that such county does
not require any assistance, and this
will have a material bearing on the
The attention of the county boards
is called to one very important point:
Heretofore many reports have been
sent in covering small jobs for re
pairs or improvement, varying in
amount from twenty to fifty dollars,
for which state aid is asked. If this
condition existed in only one or two
counties it would not be a serious
matter, but, the inspection or super
vision of a great number of such jobs
in fifty or more counties puts a de
mand on the engineering department
that cannot be well provided for. It
is therefore suggested that such work
be done with the county road and
bridge fund, and superintended by
their own overseers, leaving the state
aid fund, with the necessary equal
amount of county money, to be ap
plied in amounts of $500 or more.
Such a plan would result in better
work, closer supervision and more
complete satisfaction to the county
boards and the people.
County auditors are requested to
arrange with the members of the
county boards for early action in this
GEO. W. COOLEY,
Sec'y and State Engineer.
Joint Resolution No. 1.
A Concurrent Resolution Relating to
Payment from State Highway
Commission Fund to Certain
Counties. (By R. C. Dunn.)
Whereas, at the legislative session
of 1907, under the provisions of
chapter 217, general laws of 1907, two
hundred thousand dollars ($200,000)
was appropriated out of the general
revenue fund of the state for each of
the years 1908 and 1909 to aid in the
construction and improvement of
roads and bridges throughout the
state, and by the provisions of
same was apportioned among the
several counties of the state and
Whereas, many of the counties of
the state failed to receive the amount
apportioned to them under the pro
visions of chapter 405, general laws of
1907, the supreme court of our state
having held that money cannot be ap
propriated out of the general revenue
fund of the state to aid in the con
struction or improvement of roads
and bridges, (Cooke vs. Iverson, 108
Minn., 388) therefore.
Be it resolved by the house of repre
sentatives, the senate concurring, that
the state highway commission is here
by requested in appropriating and
distributing the road and bridge fund
at its disposal among the several
counties of the state for the year 1912,
to first apportion and distribute to
each of the hereinafter named counties
the following amounts, to-wit:
Anoka. 52,000.00 Hubbard.. .$3,714.00
Becker. 493.35 Jackson... 4/! 00 00
Beltrami 3.2-25.00 Kanabec. 750.00
Big Stone 2.000.00 Kandiyohi. 950.00
Blue Earth 6,000.00 Kittson 850 00
Brown .2,500 00 Lac qui Farie'.'.S.oOoioo
Carlton 2,350.00 Lake.. 1,600.00
Carver 2,350.00 LeSueur... .500.00
Chisago. 1.600.00 Lincoln. 1,604.00
Clay 2.700.00 Lyon. 600.00
Cotton wood.... 2,350.00 Marshall.. 3.806.74
Dakota 4 050.00 Mille Lacs.. 4,200.00
Dodge 1,800.00 Mower.. 2.350.00
Douglas 212,50 Murray.. 3,667.50
?airbault 3,050.00 Nobles 2,100.00
Freeborn 500.00 Norman. 1,325 00
Fillmore 3,300.00 Otter Tail 3,333.47
Grant 1,550 00 Pine.....
Hennepin 2.800.00 Pope.... 815.00
Houston 10.00 Red Lake '250.00
Pennington 250.00 Todd ...14.59
Renville 2 650.00 Wadena. 1.055.00
Rice 1,350.00 Watonwan. 980.00
St. Louis 4,300.00 Wilkin. 800 00
Scott 2,100.00 Wright.. 108.00
Sibley 600.00 Yellow Medicine.200.00
Steele 887.18 Swift 4.00
The residue of the funds at the dis
posal of the commission for the year
1912 to be apportioned and distributed
among the counties of the state, in
cluding the counties above mentioned,
on an equitable basis and in pursu
ance of the laws governing such ap
portionment and distribution.
Approved April 20, 1911.
A Clean, Modern Show.
A show that should draw a big
crowd is "The Girl and the Tramp,"
which will appear at Brands' opera
house next Monday evening, Novem
ber 27, under the direction of Fred
Byers. Byers' dramatic company
has played in numerous large cities
and the newspapers of the country are
profuse in their praise of the organiz
ation. "The Girl and the Tramp" is
a show bristling with thrilling situa
tions, some of them approaching the
marvelousit is a show that will
surely prove a treat to theater goers.
Between the acts three excellent
singers will entertain the audience
with the very latest songs.
Mr. Brands will return the entrance
money to any person who is not satis
fied with the play.
Judge Cairoll A. Nye
Clerk Robert H. King
Deputy Clerk Carrie Hansmeyer
County Attorney Joseph A. Ross
Stenographer Philip M. Woodward
Court Deputies: T. J. Kaliher. Nels Robideau,
William Cordiner and Robert Clark.
A. J. Bullis Princeton
August Henschel. Princeton
Henry Dalchow Princeton
Frank Reib'estein Greenbush
N- Orton Greenbush
Albert Reibe Bogus Brook
J.H. Rudisell Milo
Erick Stark. Milo
Daniel Sundberg Milo
E. Johnson Milo
Thos. W. Allison Milaca
Jonas Johnson Milaca
E. E. Mollan Milaca
Albert Morehouse Foreston
J. W. Anderson Borgholm
Andrew Anderson Hayland
Harold Mudgett..... Hayland
William S. Gish. Onamia
E. E. Dinwiddie Kathio
H. F. Mann South Harbor
T. E. Potts Isle Hamor
O.J.Bergman Isle Harbor
John Skretting East Side
Theo. Rosin Princeton
S. M. Orton Princeton
Louis Solberg Princeton
Wm. Klingbeil Princeton
David Johnson Princeton
Anton Betzler Greenbush
Nels Nelson Greenbush
Oscar Erickson Greenbush
Christ Kern Bogus Brook
August Blomquist. .Milo
John Nyberg Milo
John Myrman Milaca
D. H. Fitzpatrick Milaca
TSmil Erickson.:.~ .7". r. r. 7. r. Milaca
Thure Lundberg Milaca
Knute Ellingboe Milaca
Peter Franklin Borgholm
J. P. Billings Borgholm
Peter Bliss Borgholm
Axel Broman Page
C. B. Williams Page
Edward Bauer South Harbor
William Generous Kathio
Peter Sehlin East Side
The November term of the district
court convened on Monday evening
with Judge Carroll A. Nye of Moor
head presiding and Philip M. Wood
ward of St. Cloud as stenographer.
Following the formal opening of the
court by Deputy Sheriff T. J. Kaliher
Judge Nye called the calendar, im
paneled the grand jury and instructed
the members thereof in the duties re
quired of them. Albert Morehouse of
Foreston was selected as foreman of
the body, while T. W. Allison is
acting in the capacity of clerk.
The calendar at this term is a long
one, containing in all 63 cases.
Thirty of these are. however, suits
against the Soo Railroad company
for damages alleged to have been
caused by fire to property along its
line of road.
The grand jury returned two indict
ments against George A. Presley of
Milaca for selling liquor contrary to
law. Defendant pleaded not guilty to
the indictments and was given until
Monday to prepare his defense. These
were the only indictments brought in
up to the time the Union went to
press, when the grand jury was still
Following is a list of the cases dis
Albert Nelson and Emil Hanson,
the two transients who were charged
last week in Justice Norton's court
with carrying concealed weapons and
held in lieu of furnishing bonds of
$500 each, informed County Attorney
Ross that they desired to plead guilty
and were taken into court on Monday
morning. They entered their plea
and the court sentenced them to pay a
fine of $30 each or serve 60 days in
Gunder Johnson and Martin John
son, held from justice court, one for
furnishing liquor to a black-listed
man and the other for furnishing
liquor to a minor, also decided to
plead guilty and the court gave each
of them a straight jail sentence of 30
Otto Albrecht, who was last week
bound over from Justice Norton's
court in the sum of $400 for stealing
$33 from the pockets of Emil Bande
mer, while the latter was asleep at a
hotel, expressed a wish to plead guilty
and was taken before Judge Nye.
After entering his plea the court sen-
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1911. /^-^VOLUME XXXV. NO. 48
DISTRICT COURT IN SESSIONPaul.
November Term of the District Court Convened on
Monday Evening With Judge Carroll A.
Nye of Moorhead on Bench.
Civil Calendar an Exceptionally Long OneSeveral
Defendants in Criminal Prosecutions
Plead Guilty and Are Sentenced.
tenced him to the reformatory at St.
Jacob Kautt vs. Valentine Herman.
Action to recover for lumber sold.
E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, J. H.
Himsl and C. H. MacKenzie for de
fendant. Settled and dismissed.
L. J. Chadbourne vs. Great North
ern Railway company. Action
to recover damages resulting from
fire alleged to be set by defendant's
locomotive. Stiles, Devaney &
Hewitt for plaintiff, J. D. Sullivan
for defendant. Settled and dismissed.
Li. J. Chadbourne vs. Great
Northern Railway company. Action
to recover damages resulting from re
moval of spur track in Foley-Bean
yards, Milaca, where plaintiff oper
ated a sawmill. Stiles, Devaney &
Hewitt for plaintiff, J. D. Sullivan
for defendant. Settled and dismissed.
D. T. McKercher vs. Christina
Swanson. Action to determine title
to land. John A. Burns for plaintiff,
Charles Loring for defendant. Settled
T. L. Armitage vs. W. H. Ferrell.
Action for $5,000 damages for alleged
personal injury. Chas. A. Dickey
for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for de
fendant. Continued by consent of
Pence Automobile company vs. H.
F. Mann. Action to collect for ser
vices rendered. Olin C. Myron for
plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for de
fendant. Settled by stipulation.
Goodyear Rubber company vs.
Henry Ugiem. Action to collect for
merchandise furnished. Olin C.
for plaintiff, Chas. A. Dickey
for-defendant. Settled and dismissed.
George Weisbrod vs. Anton Falk.
Suit to determine right of possession
to property. Chas. A. Dickey for
plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for de
fendant. Stipulated that plaintiff
take nothing by this action and that
defendant take costs.
Conrad M. Christianson vs. C.
Erick Erickson et al. Suit to recover
on land contract. Olin C. Myron for
plaintiff. Judgment for plaintiff by
L. C. Hummel vs. G. H. Gottwerth.
Action to recover damages for killing
a Scotch collie dog, which was run
over by defendant's automobile. The
case was first tried in justice court
and a verdict for $100 returned for
plaintiff. Defendant appealed and a
jury in district court found for de
fendant. Chas. A. Dickey repre
sented L. C. Hummel and E. L. Mc
Millan was counsel for G. H. Gott
Village of Princeton vs. Frank
Smith and Elvena Smith. Action to
collect water and light bill. C. A.
Dickey for plaintiff, S. P. Skahen for
defendant. Verdict returned for
plaintiff in sum of $76.25.
James O. Fisher and wife and C.
Larson and wife presented petitions
to adopt children. Such petitions will
later be acted upon in chambers.
The case of Aulger Rines against
the Great Northern Railway company,
a suit to recover damages on the
shipment of a carload of horses, is
now on trial. Jas. D. Markham is
attorney for the Great Northern and
M. L. Cormany for Aulger Rines.
Ralph Stephenson of Bena and
Adgar Stephenson of Long Prairie
were in attendance at court.
F. C. and M. F. Maynard and Carl
Williams of Long Prairie were here
as witnesses in the Rines horse case.
From Milaca, among others, there
were A. C. Wilkes, E. I. Davis, Grant
McClure, John Jackson and C. H.
County Attorney Ross fcas had a
tremendous amount of work on his
hands but has succeeded in keeping
up with the progress of the law mills.
T. D. Anderson of Cove and D. G.
Wilkes of Wahkon attended court
from the lake country in addition to
the jurors from that part of the
Among the attorneys present at
court from outside towns were Olin C.
Myron, Rolleff Vaalerr Milaca J. D.
Sullivan, J. B. Himsl, St. Cloud J.
C. King, Mora Royal Stone, St.
Michael Brooks, Geo. Stiles,
L. Eaton, O. Malmberg, Minne
Philip M. Woodward, court
stenographer, always receives a
hearty welcome in Princeton. He is
a genial young man who has a host of
As deputy clerk of court Miss Car
rie Hansmeyer is presiding in the
office, and her familiarity with the
general requirements makes her a
valuable assistant to Mr. King.
Sheriff Shockley has been kept
busy serving subpoenaes on witnesses
to appear before the grand jury.
When Harry is unable to produce the
man required Satan himself could not
Robert Clark, special deputy, has
the court house in spic and span
order and its neat appearance is a
credit to him. Robert is one of those
methodical Scotchmen who believes
that the old saw, "Cleanliness is next
to godliness," should read back
The following persons appeared in
open court and were granted citizen
ship papers: Wm. Fresholtz, Green
bush: Johannes Pierson, Milo
Joseph Pearson, David Pearson,
Milaca Nels O. Sundsvold, Borg
holm: Philip Bier, Brickton Victor
A couple of dining and sleeping
cars were sidetracked here on Mon
day for the accommodation of the
dozen or more lawyers, clerks, wit
nesses, etc., who arrived to appear in
the Great Northern cases. On Tues
day morning phone connections were
made with the cars.
Clerk of Court King is, as usual,
performing his duties well and with
alacrity. Bob's experience in this
kind of work makes him a valuable
man. Besides he is always very ac
commodating and ready to render any
assistance in his power to persons
looking up records or desiring in
formation in his department.
Judge Carroll A. Nye, who is pre
siding at this term of court, is a jurist
of pronounced ability. He is a man
of quick perception and in his rulings
is fair and unbiasedhe is meting out
justice in a way that none can take
exception to. This is the second oc
casion upon which Judge Nye has
held court here and he has created a
most favorable impression.
Dr. A. A Ames Gone.
Dr. Albert Alonzo Ames passed
peacefully to his rest at his home in
Minneapolis last Thursday evening.
He had lain down to seek repose in
the afternoon and later when called
for the evening meal it was found that
his spirit had flown.
Dr. Ames was born in Illi lois in
1842 and came to what is now Minne
apolis with his parents in 1852. He
studied medicine and surgery and was
graduated from Rush Medical col
lege, Chicago, in 1862. The same
year he enlisted as a private in the
Ninth Minn. Inf., and later was
surgeon of the Seventh Minn. Inf. In
1867 he was elected to the Minnesota
legislature, and it was largely through
his efforts that the soldiers' home at
Minnehaha was established. He was
four times elected mayor of Minne-
apolis1876, 1882, 1886 and 1900. In
1886 he was the democratic candidate
for governor and only lacked 2,500
votes of defeating A. R. McGill, the
republican nomineeit was claimed
and believed by many that he was
fairly elected but was counted out.
Dr. Ames was a splendid physician
and surgeon and no more generous
hearted man ever lived he was especi
ally kind to the poor and distressed
and his services were ever at their
disposal without money and without
price. He had his failings like other
men, but his patriotism and philan
throphy atones a hundred times over
for his few little shortcomings.
The 13-year-old daughter of X. K.
Nelson, who lives near Foreston, was
accidentally shot through the shoulder
with a 38-caliber revolver on Novem
ber 12. The little girl was at the
Goad home on an errand and one of
the Goad boys, about the same age as
herself, picked up a loaded revolver
which her brother, who had been
hunting, had laid en the table, and,
pointing it at the girl, exclaimed,
"I'll shoot you!" No sooner had he
said it than the revolver was dis
charged and the girl was shot. She
was taken to Milaca, where the wound
An Expensive Luxury.
"Yes," said the literary man with
a sigh, "style is a fine thing for a
writer to have but when his wife's
got it too it takes all the profit
Experts Lecture on Best Known fleth-
ods of Preventing and Eradi-
Dr. Cooney Gives Principal Address
of the Series and Learnedly
Elucidates His Subject.
The anti-tuberculosis exhibition was
given, as announced in the Union,
by the state board of health at
Brands' opera house on Thursday
and Friday, and much valuable in
formation was imparted by the
speakers on the subject treatedthe
Thursday afternoon was set apart
for the entertainment of the school
children and many of the pupils, with
their teachers, attended. R. A.
Blakey of the state board of health,
in charge of the exhibition, gave an
illustrated lecture which should prove
of much educational value. A vocal
number was rendered by Mrs. M. M.
Stroeter and a piano solo by Miss
Lola Scheen. Professor Marshall
On Thursday evening Dr. H. W.
Hill of the state board of health de
livered a lecture on tuberculosis in
which he thoroughly explained the
nature of the disease and gave much
information regarding its prevention
and methods of cure in incipient cases.
Mr. Blakey gave, in addition, his
stereopticon lecture. The night was
an abominable onea heavy snow
storm was ragingand consequently
there were only a couple of dozen
The next and last lecture was given
on Friday evening, when Dr. Cooney
kindly consented to give a couple of
hours of his valuable time for the
purpose of enlightening the audience
upon that dread disease, tuberculosis,
in the treatment of which he has had
much experience. The doctor lucidly
explained every phase of the disease,
its origin, progress, and how to pre
vent it. He advised plenty of fresh
air in the home, plenty of sunshine
and good living as a preventative of
the disease, and those who heard his
able address could scarcely have
failed to derive much beneficial in
formation. Dr. Cooney also touched
upon pneumonia and throughout bis
learned discourse handled his sub
jects, as he expressed himself, without
gloves. He elucidated every point so
that no one could fail to understand
him. The audience was fortunate in
being given an opportunity to listen
to so skilled a practitioner.
J. J. Skahen presided, and during
the evening a musical program was
presented which was much appreci
ated. The first number was a selec
tion by the Princeton orchestra, under
the direction of Albert Moe, which
was splendidly executed. This was
followed by a vocal number by a
mixed double quartet from the Con
gregational church choir, under the
direction of Mrs. H. C. Cooney, which
was received with much applause.
Mrs. Soule was the accompanist.
Mrs. C. A. Caley then sang a very
pretty vocal solo and responded to an
encore. She was accompanied by
Miss Lundsten. There were two more
numbers by the Congregational
double quartet and the orchestra and
the program closed with a stereopti
con lecture by Mr. Blakey.
Numerous photographs, statistical
charts and mottoes were displayed on
the walls, and window tents, model
rooms, etc., were exhibited. The ex
hibit should have a tendency to decide
people to exercise greater care in
their mode of living.
A Narrow Escape.
Leon, the eight year old son of
Clerk of Court Kaliher, had a narrow
escape at Elk River one day last
week. The boy ventured out too far
on an ice pond in the school house
yard and broke through. He man
fully clung to the edge of the ice until
his father came to the rescue. The
boy was none the worse for his in
voluntary cold bath.
A Lively Old Irian Lady.
Today Mrs. Anna Kirpatrick will
celebrate her 102nd birthday anniver
sar tyU^ borne of her daughter in
S$(||pl?T Mrs. Kirpatrick is a native
of Tyrone county, Ireland and is as
lively as most women at 75. The
other day she danced a jig and sang
Irish songs that she had committed to
memory when a girl in "Tyrone
Among the Bushes."
Surprised and Disgusted.
Never was the need of a first-class
hotel in Princeton more apparent
than at the present term of court.
Outsiders are surprised and disgusted
at the lack of hotel facilities in such
a prosperous town as Princeton.
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