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1L C. DUNN, Pnblisker. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
TH E mm DEATH S
The Grim Reaper Summons Three
From This Vicinity to the
rirs. Louis Hanson, Esteemed Resi
dent of Greenbush, Among
Mrs Louis Hanson, an old and es
teemed resident of Greenbush, passed
away at her home last Thursday
afternoon after an illness of over ten
weeks' duration. Paralysis was the
cause of death
Funeral services were conducted
last Saturday afternoon at the fam
ily residence, and were largely at
tended Rev E B. Service of the
Princeton Methodist church con
ducted the services. Interment
was in Oak Knoll cemetery
Mrs Louis Hanson was born in
Sweden, March 9, 1852, so at the
time of her death was 63 years, 3
months and 15 days old. She came
to this country when a girl, and was
married at St Paul 36 \ears ago.
Mrs Hanson came to Greenbush
with her husband and family, over
20 years ago She was a good wife
and mother and a kind and consid
Besides numerous friends Mrs Han
son leaves to mourn her death her
husband and four children, viz
Annie, Elmer and Sidney of Green
bush and Mrs Emma Durby of Win
Mr. Hanson takes this means to
express his sincere appreciation to
the numerous kind neighbors and
friends for the aid and sympathy
tendered him during the last illness
and death of his beloved wife. He
is truly grateful to all.
Mrs. Grace Frederickson
Mrs. Grace Frederickson, daughter
of Mrs John Hyndman of Wyanett,
passed peacefully away last Satur
day after a lingering illness of over
a year's duration.
Funeral services were conducted
last Monday from the family resi
dence and were largely attended.
The floral offerings were beautiful.
Interment was in the Christian
Deceased was born at Waugh River,
Nova Scotia, on June S, 1887, so at
time of her death she was 28 years
and 18 davs old. She came to Min
nesota with her parents in 1900, and
since that time had resided in Wy
anett She was united in marriage
in 1906 to W J. Frederickson.
Mrs. Frederickson was possessed of
those qualities that make up a
kindly and charitable disposition,
and she endeared herself to all her
Besides numerous friends she leaves
to mourn her death, two sons, a
mother, two sisters and two brothers.
Mrs. John Hyndman and family
take this means to express their sin
cere thanks to the many friends who
assisted them during the illness of
their loved one. and to those who
contributed flowers at the final ser
Iola Hay Buckingham.
Iola May Buckingham, the infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Buck
ingham, succumbed to pneumonia
last Friday afternoon after a week's
illness. She was born May 19, 1915,
so was but five weeks and one day
old at the time of her death. Fun
eral services were conducted last Sat
urday at the family residence by
Rev. E Service, and interment
was in Oak Knoll cemetery.
Mrs Buckingham desires to ex
press her heartfelt thanks to the
kind friends who tendered sympathy
and aid to her in her bereavement.
Supreme Court Decides lor Wilkes.
Attorney E. L. McMillan has few
equals in the legal profession, and
he recently successfully argued an
other case before the supreme court.
The case was that of E. M. XJpImes
appellant vs. A. C. Wilk&fand
first came up for trial before Judge
Parsons at the March, 1914, term of
court for Mille Lacs county. Judge
Parsons found for Wilkes Holmes ap
pealed the case and in a decision
handed down last Friday the su
preme court sustained the lower
It appears that in August, 1913, the
plaintiff and Defendant Wilkes en
tered into negotiations for the ex
change of lands for shares of stock
in the Quaker Creamery Co. For
the purpose of inducing Mr. Wilkes
to make such exchange the plaintiff
represented that he had a position
with the company at a salary of
11,500 per year, and that he would as a
part of the transaction secure for Mr.
Wilkes a position at a like salary.
The position was notv secured and
the court decided that the represen
tations were falsely and fruadulently
A portion of the opinion follows.
In making the trade the Mille
Lacs county farm was put in at $10,-
000, less a mortgage of $1,000 to be
cared for by Holmes, a net sum of
$9,000, and the stock at $9,000, its
face value. This stock of $9,000 was
in the Security Bank at Minneapolis
subject to a lien of $3,500 for a debt
owed by Holmes. There was some
dirficuit\ ib carrying out the details
of the exchange. Neither party had
ready money. Finally it was ar
ranged in this way: Wilkes gave his
note for $3,500 to the Market Bank.
This was to be the obligation of
Holmes, but he had borrowed to his
capacity there. The $9,000 block of
stock was to stand as collateral to it.
"With the $3,500 obtained Holmes
released his block of stock in the Se
curity Bank, and the stock, or rather
stock in another company substi
tuted by consent then belonging to
Wilkes, by agreement of Holmes and
Wilkes, stood as collateral to the
$3,500 note in the Market Bank.
Holmes was a party to the note.
'The Mille Lacs county farm was
subject to a $1,000 mortgage. Wilkes
made a deed of it to Holmes, dated
September 2, 19J3, and placed it in
escrow with one Piper to be deliv
ered to Holmes upon the delivery to
him of the $3,500 note canceled, and
a satisfaction of the $1,000 mortgage.
"It was intended in a general way
that Holmes would borrow $4 500 on
the land, use $1,000 in discharging
the first mortgage, and $3,500 in pay
ing the $3,500 note, and this would
complete the transaction, leaving
Holmes with the deed to the farm
and Wilkes with title to the $9,000
block of stock This was not, how
ever, done. The $3,500 note was re
newed from time to time for a few
days at a time. Holmes and the
bank, as found bv the court, con
triving together and intending to
defraud Wilkes, sold the $9,000 stock
collateral to the $3,500 note for just
the amount due on the note, thus
paying it. The canceled note was
then presented tcr Piper, the man
holding the deed in escrow, and he
delivered the deed to Holmes, who
recorded it on November 24, 1913.
The $1,000 mortgage was not satis
fied. Holmes got possession of the
deed wrongfully. This is the deed
under which he claims. After trouble
came, the defendant Wilkes, by a
deed dated and recorded on No
vember, 1913, deeded the farm to
the Defendant Doane. Holmes hav
ing procured the sale of the stock
traded to Wilkes the latter was not
obliged to restore it as a condition to
relief. It was collateral to Holmes'
debt. He having wrongfully pro
cured its sale for the payment of his
own debt, and so that he might get
possession of the deed then in es
crow, can not complain if judgment
of rescission goes against him with
The syllabus follows:
E. M. Holmes, appellant, vs. A.
Wilke, et aL, respondents.
1. A vendor who induces the pur
chase of corporate stock by promis
ing the vendee a salaried position
with the corporation, knowing that
the vendee will not be accepted for
such position, and not intending
that his representation will be made
good, is guilty of actionable fraud.
2. Evidence held sufficient to sus
tain a finding that the plaintiff to
induce a purchase of corporate stock
by one of the defendants, made such
3. The plaintiff having by fraud
ulent representations induced an
exchange of stock owned by him for
lands owned by the defendants, the
stock by agreement of the paintiff
and the defendant being afterwards
temporarily pledged for a debt prim
arily that of the plaintiff, and having
been sold by the pledgee to pay the
debt through the fraud of the plain
tiff, he cannot complain that the
stock was not restored to him upon
a rescission of the exchange by the
Opinion by Commissioner Dibell.
Zimmerman Wins Another.
The Zimmerman ball team annexed
another victory last Sunday when it
downed the Minnehaha Merchants
Dine of Minneapolis by a count of 10
The Minneapolis nine took the
lead in the start and held it for
seven innings, but was finally forced
to retreat before the strong offensive
movement of Zimmerman in the
eighth inning. In this round Al
Angstman covered himself with glory
when he poled out a two base drive
with two men on bases, after two
men had been retired. The two
runners ciossed the plate, tying the
score, and Zimmerman clinched the
game when Angstman and another
man scored before the side was re
tired. Wm. Walker also did valiant
work with the bat, and pounded in
two runs in the fourth inning.
The Zimmerman ball team is going
strong at present, and is playing a
fast game. On Monday, July 5,
Zimmerman will clash with Anoka
at Elk River.
Children's day will be appropri
ately observed by the Methodist Sun
day school next Sunday morning at
10:30 o'clock, and an interesting
program of songs and recitations has
been prepared for the occasion The
Prelude Miss Ruth Briggs
Welcome Vernon Howard Dorothy Hoffman
Song "He is Mine"
Boys Chorus and School
Dialogue 'Bring the Little Ones'
Mildred Kimbling, Bemice Howard Mary
Ross, Marjorie Chapman Mabel Frylmg
and Ruby Sausser
Vocal Duet Misses Nellie Foltz, Myrt'e Nelson
Chorus by School
Dialogue Three Little Rosebuds
Ida May McMinn, Beatrice Larson
and Ella Schaeffer
Recitation My Wish and I
Miss Enckson's and Mrs Moore Classes
Recitation What's the Use of Frowning
Piano Solo Miss Florence Slater
Recitation Adam Phillip Bavier
Recitation "A Hint to the Boys'
Girls Chorus Tell the World of Jesus'
Dialogue "Little Sailors"
Billy Fryling Carl Schaeffer and
Song 'Sunbeams Primary Class
Dialogue 'Jesus Little Sunbeams"
Jasper Ecklund Virgil Henschel Forde
Bishop and Gilbert Starkenburg
Double Quartette Miss King Class
The Rose Drill Celis Haroin, May Howard.
Vera Anderson, Joyce Briggs, Lulu
Olson Ruby Nygren, Dorothy Ross,
Blanche Chapman Olive Berry, Fay
Sausser May Fryling, Helen Chapman
Clarinet Solo Wm Wehrend
Recitation Children Day'
Song The Army of the Living God"
Accompanist Miss Ruth Briggs
Ushers Lee Slater and George Foltz
Elk River Fire.
The C. E. Fate & Co. hardware
building at Elk River, which was
nearing completion, was destroyed
by fire last Monday evening. The
flames were discovered at about 9:3fr
o'clock, and for two hours the fire
was kept well under control, but it
gained steadily thereafter and the
building was finally in ruins. The
fire started in the basement, where
half a carload of ordinary bushel
baskets were stored, but the origin
is unknown. Princeton business
men who are interested in the com
pany, state that it looks very much
like the work of an incendiary, as
there seems to be no other way in
which it can be accounted for.
There was no rubbish in the build
ing, nor anything that would be
likely to start a blaze.
The building was a spacious, three
story brick structure, and was com
plete with the exception of the
front. A portion of the stock had
been moved in, and it would have
been open for business in a short
The loss is only partially covered
by insurance, not to mention the in
convenience. A new building will
replace the one destroyed, and the
work of cleaning up the premises has
Operation is the Only Cancer Core.
To conquer cancer requires only
5 per cent of the energy required b
conquor tuberculosis, according to
figures given before the Ramsey
County Medical society by the ex
ecutive secretary of the Minnesota
Public Health association. This is
true because the treatment of cancer
is so much simpler and acts so much
more rapidly than the treatment
for tuberculosis. Although deaths
from cancer have increased 22 per
cent since 1910 and are now almost:
three-fourths as frequent as deaths
from tuberculosis, early operation
would reduce the death rate by half
and if lesorted to in every case would
The great cause of deaths from
cancer is the neglect of the growth
in its early stages. At the present
time, the patient goes to the physi
cian just about one year too Jate. If
every member of the Minnesota Pub
lic Health association would make it
a point to advise every cancer case
to go to a physician early for treat
ment, the cancer menace in Minne
sota would disappear.
Help Would Not Be Appreciated.
It may be necessary for some be
nevolent ousider to help the Mexicans
take Mexico.Belle Plaine Herald.
PRINCETON, MELIE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1915.
LOCALS WIN AGAIN
Princeton Ball Team Vanquishes the
Becker Aggregation at the
Fair Qrounds Sunday.
Angstman Brothers of Baldwin Will
Oppose the Local Diamond
1 Artists Next Sunday.
Tbe Becker ball team, which has
been annihilating all the base ball
aggregations in its vicinity, invaded
Princeton last Sunday with the firm
intention of humbling the local nine.
Princeton had intentions of its own,
however, and when the contest was
over with the local aggregation had
the game safely stowed away by a
count of 7 to 3.
Wilkes was on the mound for Prin
ceton and was in superb form He
held the visitors to 5 hits and after
the fourth inning had his opponents
thoroughly subduednot a blow was
registered off of his delivery after
that round. "Murph" Angstman
was behind the bat, and performed
in a creditable manner. Anderson
and Anderon were in the points for
the visitors and managed to weather
the storm, although in a couple of
the innings the wind was rather
During the first three innings the
game was featured by extremely fast
defensive play on the part of both
nines, and not a run was scored
In the first half of the fourth
the visitors put in a strong bid for
the game, when three nits and an
error netted them three runs. Wilkes
tightened up after this round, how
ever, and the visitors never had a
look in. Princeton came right back
in its half of the fourth, and drove
the sphere to all corners of the lot,
with the result that two runs were
scored. This in spite of the fact
that two men were retired at the
plate. Caley was the first up and he
smote the sphere squarely for a
clean single. Mallette then leaned
against one of Anderson's slants for
a safe drive, and Wilkes poled out a
screaming single. Caley was out at
homg. and Mallette reached third.
Dcjane^got on while Mallette was be
ing retired at the plate. Wilkes and
Doane both scored when Emahiser
poled out a single. The side was re
tired when Emahiser was caught at
second. The score was now 3 to 2 in
favor of the visitors, and, after blank
ing their opponents, the locals pro
ceded to sew the game up for keeps
in the fifth Jesmer was first up
and got on through an error. Angst
man poled one out and reached first.
Roos secured free transportation
when he stopped one of Anderson's
fast ones with his body and the
bases were filled. Smith was next
and he proceeded to lean the hick
ory against the sphere for a clean
drive that scored Jesmer and Angst
man. Caley walked and Mallette
poled out a grounder that scored
Roos. Mallette and Caley were
caught out on bases but before the
side was retired Smith scored when
Wilkes hit. Princeton now had the
game by a count of 6 to- 3, but to
make it more certain another run
was secured in the eighth. Wilkes
completed the circuit this time when
he reached first on a clean drive,
stole second and third, finally scoring
on Doane's sacrifice. Princeton did
not bat in the ninth, and after the
visitors had again been retired score
less the contest was over with.
Princeton is playing a fast article
of ball these days, and the locals all
performed consistently last Sunday.
Aside from pitching a particularly
strong game, Wilkes did stellar work
with the bat, and also completed the
Captain Smith had his batting eye
with him, securing three hits out of
five times up.
H J. Plaas and a gentleman from
'Becker did satisfactory work in the
umpire line. Plaas has few equals
as an umpire.
"Pongo" Olson was out of town,
but the team was in the experienced
hands of Herman Hofflander, last
The locals all batted consistently
last Sunday, which was pleasing to
all Princeton enthusiasts.
Mallette performed brilliantly at
short, and his work was one of the
features. He accepted eight chances
without a skip, which is certainly
The visitors played a creditable
game and were a clean set of young
men. They_ will be welcome in
Princeton at any time.
Caley on first performed in a truly
excellent manner, although he had
the misfortune to injure his hand
when the end of one of his fingers
stopped a fast ball thrown by
Wilkes. Up to that time his work
Next Sunday nine of the Angst
man brothers of Baldwin will clash
with Princeton, and as all the boys
are good ball players a good game
can be expected Don't miss this
A very pretty wedding was sol
emnized at St. Joseph's church in
Grand Rapids on Tuesday, June 22,
when Miss Mabel P. Jones, and Mr.
Chas. Kindler of St. Cloud, were
united in the holy bonds of matri
The bride was attired in a gown
of white crepe de chine and wore a
tulle, veil, which was caught up with
lilies of the valley. She also wore a
corsage bouquet and carried a white
prayer book. The bridesmaid, Miss
Ethel Beckley of Grand Rapids, was
attired in a gown of white material
and carried an arm bouquet of pink
roses. John Kindler, a brother of
the groom, was best man, and, like
the groom, wore the conventional
Immediately after the ceremony a
bounteous wedding breakfast was
partaken of by the bridal party at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Jones.
The happy couple left on the noon
train for Villard, where they will be
at home to their fiiends after Julv
The bride was a member of the
graduating class of 1912 of the Mil
aca high school, and since that time
has been successfully engaged in
teaching school in Mille Lacs and
Sherburne counties. She is a charm
ing young lady, and is popular with
all who enjoy her acquaintance. The
groom is also well and favorably
known in Princeton and Milaca.
where he was formerly employed in
harness shops of both places. He is
now operating a harness shop of his
own at Villard.
Mr. and Mrs. Kindler have the best
wishes of numerous friends in this
vicinity for a wedded life of unin
terrupted joy and happiness.^
Hereunder appears an account of
the marriage of Mr. Herman Bark
feldt and Miss Margaret Neumann
taken from a Miles City, Montana
newspaper. The bride is well
known in this vicinity, being a
former Greenbush young lady, and
numerous friends wish her much
Married at Mile City, Wednesday,
May 19, 1915, Mr. Herman Barkfeldt
and Miss Maragret Neumann. Both
are of the St. Philips, Montana,
neighborhood. The wedding was
kept a secret from their many
friends, who in turn surprised the
newlyweds on their return to the
On Sunday morning, May 23rd,
uninvited guests began to arrive
from all directions and in all sorts of
conveyances. Each one brought a
basket dinner. A long table was
spread on the lawn and was literally
loaded" with good things to eat.
Each and every one seemed to enjoy
themselves to the utmost, and the
day will be long and happily re
membered by those present and es
pecially so by the bride and groom
who are held in such high esteem by
all who know them.
'Uncle Tom's Cabin" played to a
crowded tent last Friday evening,
while Sheriff Shockley. Marshal
Wilkes and several deputies patrolled
tbe streets and alleys of the village.
At Cambridge and Milaca stores
were broken into on the nights this
show played in those villages and it
was deemed wise to keep a close
The C. L. Wallman jewelry store
was entered at Cambridge, and about
$800 worth of jewelry taken. At
Milaca two stores were entered, but
not much of_v,alue was purloined.
No attempt was made to burglarize
any of the business places of Prince
ton, and it is safe to assume that
any such attempt would have been
foiled. The streets were lighted
throughout the night, and watch
was maintained until long after day
If old Jupiter Pluvius does not
have a care he will establish the
fact that there is a rainy season in
northern Minnesota. For the past
month or two the precipitation has
been remarkable. It is just possible,
however, that the continued rains
merely foretell the coming of the
permanent water wagon.Biwabik
VOLUME XXXIX. NO. 28
OPINIONS OF EDITORS I
The Limit of Honesty.
Some men are so honest that they
wouldn't even take anything for
granted.Winnebago City Enter
The Probable Time.
The discovery that flies dislike
the color of blue was probably made
when the hired man swore a blue
streak at old briudle during milking
J* $- 4
Continued to Sail On.
Sail on sail on, thou ship of state,
and the old ship did exactly that
without slackening speed or giving
indication that one of the mates had
fallen overboard.Stillwater Ga
The Old Gasbag Craves Notoriety.
It is passing strange how the
county option people load up with
down and out timber when they go
into a fight. For example there is
Van Sant leading the army in Hen
nepin county.Le Sueur News.
He Did Not.
Secretary Daniels of the navy de
partment says that the "submarine
is still in the experimental stage."
You don't suppose that Daniels con
sulted the British Admiralty before
he voiced this opinion do you?New
Gilford Is a Trifle Too Progressive.
And so Giffoid Pinchot would
start a progressive party of his own,
not even admitting Teddy Roosevelt
to membership. Too bad the Ger
mans did not put this common nuis
ance on the firing line instead of
"firing" him out of the country. It
would have been considered a friendly
act as America might thus have
been well rid of him.Preston
5* 5 $-
An Imposition on the Public.
The Beacon has received a circu
lar from some hightoned benefactor
of the human race with the valued
information that it is not contrary
to Minnesota law-ior newspapers fro-'
run piano contests, diamond ringc
contests and tbe like. It makes no
difference to us whether it is unlaw
ful or not but we know it is decid
edly immoral and an outrageous im
position on the public Cannon
Beware of the reformer with the
big noise. The greatest reformer
the world ever knew, the lowly Na
zarene, the man whose work and
whose influence will be as lasting as
Heaven itself, made no use of drums
and cymbals he did not use the plat
form for a marathon: he did not pull
out his hair and gesticulate like a
madman he did not use slang and
invectives. His sermons were not
spectacular performances but plain,
simple, well-modulated heart-to
heart talks.Wabasha Herald.
Independence Day in This Vicinity.
Numerous places in this vicinity
will celebrate the Fourth on Monday
July 5, and Princeton people will
have a wide choice'of where to ob
serve the day.
Milaca has prepared an interesting
and varied program for its observ
ance, and one of the features will be
a ball game between Princeton and
Those who decide to observe Inde
pendence day at Glendorado will
undoubtedly be royally entertained,
as a big celebration is being arranged
for at that place. The program
published in the last issue of the
Union will be carried out.
The progressive farmers' club of
Woodward Brook has prepared to
hold a celebration in the Leo Peters'
grove, and there is no doubt bub
what visitors will be extended a
of various kinds and two base ball
games are among the amusement
features of the observance there, S
and an address will be delivered by
a prominent speaker. ~'v
Green lake will undoubtedly at
tract those who enjoy boating, and
an entertaining program has been
prepared for the celebration at that
Elk River is also planning on hav
ing a patriotic time next Monday,
and the arrangements are practically
completed. Congressamn Lindbergh
will speak, and an interesting pro
gram of races and sports will enter-*r~^
tain those who celebrate at that?
As Princeton does not celehrate^
this year, it is safe to assume thafrfe
the village will be practically de-s5|
serted next Monday.