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H. C. DUNK, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
IN DISTRICT COURT
November Term Oponed Monday With
Judge C. A. Nye of floor-
head on the Bench.
Grand Jury Indicts S. W. Williams for
Assault in Third DegreeSoo
Cases Go Over Term.
Judge O A Nye
Clerk Robt H.King
Deputy Clerk Carrie Hansmeyer
County Attorney. oseph A. Eos
Stenographer Philip Woodward
Court Deputies Kaliher, Archie Taylor,
Peter Olson and Robt Clark
John E Bleed
S O Halvorson
Axel A Anderson
E E Mollan
Town of Milaca
Town of Princeton
Town of Milaca
N A Hagstrom
E E Price
Town of Milaca
Town of Princeton
Town of Princeton
Town of Milaca
Town of Princeton
Village of Princeton
The November teim of the dis
trict court convened on Monday
evening with Judge Carroll A Nye
on the bench. With his stenogia
pher, Philip Woodward, and At
tornej Sullivan, the judge airived
here in Ira Stanley's automobile
from Elk Ener, where Mr. Stanley
happened to run onto them while
they were waiting foi a train. Dep
uty Sheriff Tom Kaliher, in a sten
torian voice, opened court in the
regulation manner and the judge
called the calendar and charged the
grand jury, selecting A. Lowell as
foreman That bodj organized by
electing Grant Weatherly of Page
secretary. The evening session was
largely taken up in arguing motions
in the Soo railwav cases
On the calendar for this term there
are 33 Soo lailwav and 25 othei civil
The giand juiv yesterday morning
returned an indictment against S.
W Williams of assault in the third
degree Mr Williams appeared be
toie the court vesterday afternoon in
person and by his attorney, Charles
Keith, waived the reading of the
indictment The court imposed a
fine of $50 00 this afternoon, which
was promptly paid.
This is a case in which defendant
was bound ovei to the grand jury
from justice court upon the com
plaint of Chas. Plummer for an
alleged assault, the particulars of
which the public is familiar with.
The cases disposed of are as fol
S. T. Johnson vs. Mille Lacs Land
& Loan company Suit to recover
coniimssion alleged to be due plain
tiff for sale of land. E. L. McMillan
for plaintiff, E. P. Brower tor defen
dant. Settled and stricken from
Town of Onamia vs Town of
Princeton Action to recover delin
quent road tax claimed to have been
paid to Princeton township by mis
take Eolleff Vaaler for plaintiff,
E. L. McMillan for defendant On
motion of plaintiff's attorney case
was continued Three other similar
cases, viz Town of Hayland vs.
Town of Princeton, Town of Page
vs Town of Princeton, and Town of
Isle Harboi vs. Town of Princeton,
were also continued.
All cases against the Soo Railroad
company, with the exception of that
brought by Mar.v A Potts, have been
continued over the term
A Osterberg and Edith Ander
son, doing business under the firm
name and style of Osterberg Land
Co vs. E I. Hawkins. Action to while patient and obliging, he pos
enforce specific performance of con
tract. Olm C. Myron for plaintiff,
Eolleff Vaaler for defendant. De
murrer arcued and case taken under
Clayton Pearson vs. J. Travers
as agent for the Mille Lacs Trans
portation Co. Action to enfoice an
accounting. Baldwin & Baldwin
for defendant. Settled.
C. A. Taft vs. Milaca State Bank,
corporation, and W. J. West.
Action to decide dispute over farm
lease. C. J. Goebel for plaintiff,
S. P. Skahen for defendant. Settled.
Hansen & Son vs. Edward L.
Saxon. Action to recover on potato
contract. E. L. McMillan for plain
tiff, Stiles & Devaney and C. A.
Dickey for defendant. On motion
of defendant case was conitnued.
P. A. Chilstrom vs. L. E. Svarry.
Action to recover overchaige on coin
misssion for sale of land. E. Mc
Millan for plaintiff. S. P. Skahen for
defendant. Jury returned verdict
for plaintiff in sum of $694, as
S Waller vs. C. H. McKenzie
and Fred E. Burrell. Action on
breach of covenant warranty.
Settled by stipulation for judgment
in favor of plaintiff foi $600.
Petition of Gust Rosenberg et al
to adopt Cail Anderson, an adult,
was granted. Eolleff Vaaler was at
torney for petitioner.
The court is still in session and
its woik will probably consume the
lemamder of the week
At the time the Union went to
press the grand jury was still in
session and but one indictment had
Fred Burrell, the Onamia banker,
was in attendance at court as a de
fendant in a lawsuit
Travers of Wahkon, the
genial agent of the Mille Lacs Trans
poitation companj, is attending dis
Kielga of Duluth, who formerly
lived in the Mille Lacs lake country,
was here attending court and called
at the Union office
S Kimball, --bookkeeper in the
Onamia State bank, and C. F. Tal
bert of Onamia were among those
attending court from the lake coun
Yv. McClure of Stillwater Fiank
Morneau and G. E. Zicknck of Wah
kon and John Lindquist of Onamia
were among those mtreested in court
Mr and Mrs T. E. Potts of Wah
kon were in attendance at court,
Mrs Potts as plaintiff in a case
against the Soo load for installing a
fapur track on her property
A Soo coach was set out in the
vards here from the regular passenger
train on Tuesday evening. I
brought expert witnesses on riparian
rights to give testimony the Potts
Harrj Shockley, sheriff and detec
tive, is, as usual, strictly attending
to the duties of his office, and he
has always a strenuous job on his
hands at court timea thousand and
one things to perform.
Eobert Clark, the special deputy,
is keeping the court house fiee from
dust and noxious gasesthe former
by means of a feather duster and
the latter by adequate ventilation.
Bob is a stickler for sanitation.
The following aliens appeared in
open court and were naturalized Olof
Edstrom, Milaca township John
Lindblom, Borgholm Ernest John
son, Glendorado Gunder J. George,
Princeton Lars E. Svarry, Prince
The bashful and gentlemanly Bob
King, clerk of court, has no easy
task to preform, but he invariably
does his work so satisfactorily that
no judge has ever called him down.
Bob is an excellent official and the
acme of congeniality.
Among the attonrneys in attend
ance at court from out of town were
Eolleff Vaaler, Olm C. Myron, C. F.
J. Goebel, Milaca J. D. Sullivan,
St. Cloud K. Eaton, John L.
Erdall, E. C. Carman, J. Malmberg,
W. S Foster, Manley Fossen,
Minneapolis Constant Larson, Alex
andria Geo Spear, Duluth.
Our old friend, Philip Woodward,
court reporter, is recording the pro
ceedings of the sessionfilling up
page after page with hieroglyphics
which no one but himself can deci
pher, but when he transcribes them
an inaccuracy is never found. We
are always glad to meet Philip, and
scores of poeple in Princteon will say
Judge Carroll A. Nye of Moorhead
is presiding at this term of court.
He is a level-headed jurist and,
JLr*&*$i&*&m. A 3&r -Ji
sesses the faculty of expediting the
grinding of the law mills. Judge
Nye has made good on the bench and
the district is well satisfied with his
work. He is one of the most amia
ble men on earth to meet in a social
Downstairs, in Bob King's office,
is a little lady whose services it
would be difficult for the popular
clerk of court to get along without.
She is Miss Carrie Hansmeyer, dep
uty clerk, and she understands every
detail of the office She is a valua
ble assistant to Mr. King at ail
times, but especially so when
is in session, as she then has to
handle all the office work, which is
particularly heavy upon such oc
County Attorney Jos. A. Ross is
representing Mille Lacs for the last
time in an official capacitythat is,
as its counselor at lawand he is
performing his duties as usual, with
credit. Mr. Eoss has been a faithful
servant of the people and when he
retires from office on January 1 his
kindly countenance will be greatly
missed in the court house corridors.
It is safe to say that "Uncle Joe,"
as he is familiarly known, has more
friends than anj'one in the county.
Girls of Sixties Celebrate.
One of the most enjoyable gather
ings of the "Girls of the '60V was
celebrated at the home of Mis Eva
Keith on the evening of November
16 Four of the members have birth
days this month, and these were
duly remembered with pretty gifts
and with booklets containing original
verses commemorative of the several
anniversaries For the first time in
the history of the organization a man
was present as an invited guest, the
reason for the verv special "favor"
being the fact that his (Mr. Frank
Campbell's) birthday happened to
fall upon the same date as that of
the part} Mrs Campbell was also
piesent as were Mrs Carleton and
Mrs. Sinclair, friends in the immedi
The colors selected for decoration
were lavender and yellow, and the
hostess had piovided & beautiful
bouquet of chrysanthemums in these
tints, together with candles, one at,
each plate, and these were lighted
during the meal-time The repast
was most delicious and all did ample
justice to its "toothsomeness," but
the best fun of the occasion centered
in the victim of a truly "practical"
joke, a sister who had previously
"ordered" her birthday gift by re
marking that nothing would please
her so much as a "society" apron.
And the "apron" was there, multi
plied as many times as there are
members, so that the recipient was
literally deluged by an apron
"showei." She has since been
"moved," bv the way, to pen the
following as a sort of an apology of
her seeming ingratitude.
Apions to right of her,
Aprons to left of her,
Aprons behind her,
Aprons from-north of her,
Aprons from south of her,
Aprons from east, and
Aprons from west of her
Still there were more'
Aprons excited her,
Aprons delighted her,
Aprons she'd wished for,
Yet now did deplore.
Aprons surrounded her,
Aprons astounded her,
Aprons she'd asked for,
And yet she was "sore."
Even most hateful,
Yet, truly, so thankful
For these aprons galore!
Two ot these dainty gifts came
from members who are now in the
far west and there was also a lovely
birthday card foi each, and a dear
friendly letter inscribed to the soci
ety. At the close of the festivities
the guests departed with the usual
remembrance of a most happily spent
PRINCETON, MULE 1ACS COUNTY* MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1912.
Fred McCIellan Hi at Elk River.
The many friends of Mr. R. F.
McCIellan will regret to learn that
he has been quite seriously indis
posed at the residence of his trother
m-law. Mr. Charles S Wheaton, in
Elk River since Monday. Mr. Mc- _
Clellan left here on Monday morning inevitable, time was called
intending to leave Minneapolis the game was over
same evening for Seattle, but he was
feeling so poorly when he reached
Elk River that he concluded to stop
over there He has been threatened
with pneumonia but at the present
writing he is on the high road to
recovery although still confined to
WEDDINGS DF WEEK
harles T. Pinz and Lena Anderson
of Greenbush Married in
E. Church Yesterday.
Charles Bigelow, Clifford Gotten and
Herman Norberg Also Take
Unto Themselves Brides.
At 10 o'clock yesterday morning in
the Princeton Methodist Episcopal
chfirch Charles T. A. Pmz and Lena
court Anderson, both of Greenbush town
ship, took the vows which made
them man and wife. Rev. Emerson
B,j Service, pastor of the church,
ducted the marriage ceremony,
ihard Stembach attended the
and Minnie Pinz the bride,
very becoming silk gown was
wjjjrn by the bride and she carried a
bonquet of pink carnations. The
bridesmaid, who was dressed in
w&ite, also carried carnations.
the evening a reception was
gi^en at the bride's home, where
mfny friends and relatives congratu
lated the young people and presented
them with a number of handsome
gifts After a shoit bridal tour Mr.
and Mrs Pinz will be at home to
their friends in Bnckton.
Charles K. Bigelow, son of Mr. and
Mrs William Bigelow, and Florence
Dorothea Christensen, daughter of
Mr and Mrs Charles Christensen,
were united in wedlock on Saturday
evening at the residence of the
groom's parents by Rev. E. B. Ser
vice The bride was attended by
Miss Helen Bigelow, sister of the
gj.oom, and Ernest Brower was the
groomsman The bride was gowned
in cream colored satin and carried
pink carnations and the bridesmaid
vvore a dress of cream colored mate
rial and also carried pink carnations.
A wedding supper was served to
the immediate relatives and inti
mate friends of the contiacting par
ties, and many gifts were bestowed
upon the joung couple Mr. and
Mrs Bigelow will make their home
An announcement of the mairiage
of Clifford Cotten to Bemice R.
Wallbridge has been received at this
office. The marriage took place in
Minneapolis on Novembei 15 The
young couple will be at home in
Grand Rapids, Minn after Decem
ber 18. Clifford Cotten is a son of
Mi. and Mrs. O. A. Cotten of
Herman Norberg of Zimmerman
and Ethel Olson of Baldwin were
married by Rev. Fisher at the Con
gregational parsonage on Thursdaj
evening, November 14 The wit
nesses were Otto Olson and Anna
Norberg The young people will
reside at Big Lake.
The Great Football Game.
In one of the best football games
ever seen on historic Northrop field
the Wisconsin crimson triumphed
over the Minnesota maroon and gold
and won the western championship
last Saturday by the decisive score
of 14 to 0. The score, however, does
not really show the relative playing
strength and ability of the two op
posing teams, as Minnesota played a
better game than the score indicates,
and in the last few minutes of play
gave the stands an exhibition of
game, uphill football playing and
sent a scare deep into the hearts of
the Wisconsin rooters.
With the score 14 to 0 against them,
and but a few minutes left to play,
Minnesota secured the ball on their
own 20-yard line after Wisconsin had
failed at an attempted field goal.
Using the famous Minnesota shift
with deadly effect the Minnesota
team rushed the ball down the field,
making short but consistent gains
and retaining possession of the ball.
Nearer and nearer, the coveted Wis
consin goal line the maroon and gold
cohorts pushed the attack and the
Wisconsin defense seemed ready to
go to pieces before the withering
assault of the Minnesota team. But
here the hand of fate reached out
and grabbed the fruits of this won
derful piaj mg from the Minnesotans,
for with the ball on Wisconsin's 9-
yard lin_ and a touchdown almost
Wisconsin brought a veteran team
to Minneapolis to humble their
greener and less experienced foemen
and met an effense that at tithes
they were unable to solve, and such
a stubborn defense that their hard
plunging backs were ofttimes
stopped when their gains could easi-
ly be measured in inches. Wisconsin
won the game in the second quarter
when they recovered a fumbled punt
and, aided by a 15-j ard penalty on
Minnesota, they came within strik
ing distance of the Minnesota goal
line.' From here they carried the
ball over by some of the most terrific
line bucking ever seen on a football
field. Their second touchdown came
shortly afterward on a beautifully
executed forward pass after the Min
nesota defense had been drawn closer
in by the heavy line plunging of the
famous Wisconsin back field. The
game was bitterly contested on both
sides but was clean and sportsman
like throughout, and not a man on
either side was injured. Although
defeated the Minnesota team and
coach deserve considerable credit for
their wonderful showing against the
best team in the west, and every
Minnesotan who saw the battle was
proud of the team that fought so
gamely for their university and state
in the face of defeat, and against a
team that the betting public had
picked to win so stronglly that be
fore the game Wisconsin money at 2
to 1 went begging for takers Re
poited for the Union by W. C. Doane,
Deer Lassoed by Boys.
A deer, pursued by several men
and boys, ran down the mam street
of Mora last Friday, leaping over a
loaded wagon in its flight and over
turning several kids who impeded
its progress. I made straight for
the lake, which was inciusted with
thin ice, and was unable to make
very rapid progress in consequence
of occassionally breaking through.
One man obtained a pair of skiis
and ventured upon the ice, but he
broke through and came near being
drowned, while George Newbert
started out with a boat and a gun,
breaking the ice with an axe as he
proceeded. He shot the deer in the
back, but light-weight boys ran up
with a lariat and lassoed the animal.
It was then shot through the head
bj Mr. Newbert, but the boys
claimed it and their claim was,
Haien Comes to Town.
Hasten. Cravens and E. J. Elander
of Minneapolis, arrived here on Sat
urday evening equipped with guns,
ammunition, suitcases and game
bags, and on Sunday went out to
Rice lake to decimate the feathered
tribe They shot a few ducks, mud
hens, paitndges, quail, rabbits and
squirrels and returned to Minneap
olis on Mondaj. An accident oc
curred at the lake, however, which
temporarily dampened the sports
men's spirits. They drove a little
too near to the lake's edge and the
horses and buggy went in. A farmer
with his horses ev entually came to
the lescue and relieved the situation.
The Village Council.
The village council met in ad
journed session on Monday evening
and there was but little business
which came up for consideration.
The application of H. L. Cowles
Geo. Newton, C. Herdliska et al.
to have certain alleys vacated was
laid on the table for fuither con
sideration. Councilman Hummel
contended that the giving away of
village property was not in accord
with the sentiment of the taxpayers.
A number of bills were audited
and it was found that the election
expenses of the viPage of Princeton
Editor Casey Visits Princeton.
John E. Casey, editor and pub
lisher of the Jordan Independent,
called on Friday for a short chat.
With three other Jordan gentlemen
C. H. Casey, S. L. Sly and A. M.
Schaeferhe was on his way to
Ogilvie in an automobile to hunt
deer. John Casey prints an excellent
paper at Jordan and is a booster for
pubiic improvements, among which
is good roads. He is a strong advo
cate of the one-mill tax amendment
and is elated over the fact that it
Wahkon Elects Village Officials.
On Monday at Wahkon the citizens
elected their first village officials.
They are as follows:
President, Henry Oby trustees,
J. N. Thorstad, G. R. Ziekrick and
Peter Hiller recorder, Harry Potts
treasurer, John Bezanson justices of
peace, T. E. Potts and K. Dann
constables, Edward Kaliher and Sam
Vivant. Fifty-six votes were cast
H. B. Pratt and His Whiskers.
H. B. Pratt of Elk Lake park was
in town on Saturday and informed1
us (not for publication) that the fish
lines which a Chicago firm manfac
tured from his summer crop of
whiskers "cannot be beaten for
eithei strength or elasticity. You
VOLUME XXXVI. NO. 48
see," said he, "that I am raising
another crop, which I intend mow
ing in the springtime, but I am
afraid the hirsute will be a trifle too
brittle for the best grade of line."
Don't Burn the Straw.
In the immediate vicinity of the
village there are quite a number of
strafe stacks and, we understand,
the owners intend burning the same.
Don't do it. If the village and town
of Princeton authorities would ex
pend $100 or so in strawing the
sandy stretches of road in this vicin
ity it would be a paying investment,
one that would be appreciated by'
the farmersby some of them at
least. Straw on a road is not very
durable but it helps out wonderfully
for a time, and is 500 per cent better
than the loose sand. Let us have a
little straw on the roads and streets
on the outskirts of the village. I
won't cost much.
Henry C. Waite Dead.
Henry Waite, one of the oldest
settlers of Minnesota and last sur
viving member of the state constitu
tional convention, died last Thurs
day at the home of his son, Clarke
Waite, near St. Cloud. Mr. Waite
was 82 years old and had been a resi
dent of St. Cloud 60 years. He was
the first attorney to locate in Stearns
county and in the early days was a
member of the firm of Clarke, Waite
& McClure, lumbermen, bankers and
freighters. He had been a state
senator, representative, and register
of the land office at St Cloud His.
son, Clarke, is the only immediate
survivor of the family.
Fred Hanscome Dies in Arizona.
A telegraphic dispatch to Mrs. W.
H. Ferrell conveys t*e information
that Fred Hanscome, who left
Princeton for Warren, Arizona, about
eight yeais ago, died at the home of
his parents, Mr and Mrs. Frank
Hanscome, at that place last Sunday,
November 17. For three years he
had suffered intensely from tubercu
losis of the joints and other compli
cations and death came as a relief.
He was 35 years of age and will be
remembered by many people in
Princeton, where he was well liked.
Killed by Cars.
Egioius Luyks, a Hollander, was
killed at Onamia Monday morning
while engaged in repairing a freight
Car the yards. Luj ks was under
neath the car when another car was
backed against it. In attempting to
escape from his perilous position he
was crushed between the wheels.
Dr. Bacon, county coroner, who was
immediately called, found that death
was due to fractures of the neck and
base of the skull.
Gross Earnings Carried.
The total vote in favor of increas
ing the gross earnings tax paid by
railroads from four to five per cent
was 184,612 votes necessary for its
adoption, 174,840 majority in favor
of increase, 9,972. The other five
proposed amendments were defeated.
To Celebrate Golden Wedding,
Cards are out announcing the
golden wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. Richard W. Riddle at Seat
tle, Wash., on December 4. The
Riddles were former residents of
this state and have numerous rela
tives in this vicinity.
Smith's Heat Market Prices.
The following prices now prevail at
A. C. Smith's meat market: Lard,
11 cents beef roast, 12) cents beef
steak, 15 cent* veal stew, 7 cents:
beef ribs, 1 cents. Other meat in
Report of district 6 for month end
ing November 8: Total number of
pupils enrolled, 46 number of days
taught, 20 average daily attendance,
28. Pupils perfect in attendance
Edith Anderson, Hazel Callendar,
Bertha Deuel. Gladys Johnson, Eg
bert, Eleazer and Nellie Northway,
Edgar Sederquist, Harry White and
Grace Cone. Pupils attending 19
daysOlga Hagstrom, Agnes John
son, Elmer Johnson ancl Irvin Cone.
Zelpha Erstad, Teacher.
Report of school in district 36
Blue Hill, for month ending Novem
ber 18: Number of days taught, 20,
number of pupils enrolled, 20 aver
age daily attendance, 18. Those per
fect in attendance were George and
Dick Swearinger, Claribell Fullwiler,
Oscar Wafil, Mabel and Harry Belair
and Orrin Brande. Those absent one
day or tardy were Maggie Johnson,
Mary Kaliher, Ruth and Francis
Northway, and Myrtle Wahl.
Alice Taylor, Teacher.