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"3F nniinrtinor
Established 1892
Incorporated 189T
Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in the
village Exchange
Paid Up Capital
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager,
s% Does a General Banking Business.
Farm and
2 Collecting an
Insurance. Village Loans.
Railroad Lands
7 Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at 9
Low Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
The Great Northern and 4/
& St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies. 0
ffl For Maps, Prices, and any other information,
7 write to
Land Agent. Princeton, Minn.
Fifty Good Young Horses and Mules Constantly on Hand.
Private Sales Daily.
Time Given on Approved Paper.
$ E. MARK, Auctioneer.
ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Intel est Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
change 5. S. PETTERSON, Pres.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
Q. A. EATON, Cashier.
Rye Flour, RAI MA Flour, Ground Feed, Etc.
*& *T*
Foley Bean Lumber
Manufacturers and
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com'
plete Stock of Building Material.
I have just received
a large consignment
of Crockery, both plain
and decorated, which
is being sold at re
markably low prices.
The decorated ware
choice patterns and is
being sold almost as
cheap as the plain,
Come in and see it.
We will be glad
show it to you.
Job N. Berg.
I would I ike,to talk
to you about your
Fall Suit
or Overcoat.
Call and get prices and see
what 1 can do for you.
Sam J. FryMJfig,
Next door to Keith &. Rines ofiice
I am ready
takeFalor Suits
orders fo
and Overcoats.
Come in and see the
goods and get prices.
Shop in Long shoe store
and Advice.
Dr. C. F. Walker
A Plates
i Gold and
Porcelain Crowns. I
Teeth extracted Nwttliout^ain by
use of Vitalized *Air. 1
Call and have your teeth ex
amined free of charge. Appoint
ments may be made by telephone
call 55.
I|i Princeton
1st to 20th I
In Cambridge
Office in Chapman Building.
21 to 28th, 2 i
f Office over
I Gouldberg & Anderson's store.*
^^1% 5 i
A Lively Grind and Quick' Disposi
tion of Cases on the Calendar
^5 the Present Term.
Joseph Pelarske indicted by Grand
Jury--Cases Against Ray and
I McGinnis To-Morrow.
The fall term of court opened at
Princeton, Tuesday morning, at 9
o'clock. Judge Baxter was unable to
be here on Monday, and Clerk of Court
Briggs called court to order Monday
morning, announced that court would
notcpnvene until Tuesday, called the
role of jurors and excused them until
Tuesday. The jurymen and several at
torneys arrived Sunday and on Monday
morning's train, hut the bulk of the
bar came in Monday night.
Judge Baxter entered the court room
Tuesday morning, and for a few min
utes was busy shaking hands with at
torney and many court attendants
A little past nine Sheriff Claggett's
"Hear ye! hear ye'" rang out through
the court room and the machinery of
justice was put in motion. The first
work of the court was to call the grand
jury together and charge and instruct
the members as to their duties, which
the ^udge did in a very plain and
practical manner. He was particular
about inquiring whether all members
had taken dut their second papers,
and several members were closely
questioned in this respect All proved
full-fledged citizens Thos P. Kerr,
of Milaca was chosen foreman and after
receiving instructions and being sworn
the jury retired in charge of Deputy
Sheriff Wm. Wallace, of South Har
bor. T. Johnson was chosen clerk
With the grand jury out of the way
Judge Baxter took up the calendar,
containing 30 civil and six criminal
cases The first five cases on the civil
calendar were the echoes of the old
Anderson railroad land tax law, the
State v&. the old St. Paul & Du
luth and St. Paul, M. & M. rail
road companies to enforce the pay
ment of taxes. The law being dead
the cat-etj no longer had a legal status
and were dismissed.
Cis continued were a follows:
Mille Lacs Lumber Co vs. Charles
Keith, et al.: John B. Gilfiilan vs.
Samuel M. Cook, Eugene Trask,
et al Austin & Western Co limited,
vs Town of South Harbor: Fred
McMillan vs James Powers, et al and
John Adcock vs. J. A. Rush, et al.
The case of Idella M. Cushman \s
Chicago Title and Trust Co et al
was stricken from the calendar
The cases of Eunice Farnham vs
Foley Bros. & Guthrie, J. Chad
bourne as administrator, vs. Foley
Bros & Guthrie were settled as per
stipulation on file A second case of
J. Chadbourne, as administrator vs.
Foley Bros. & Guthrie was continued
by consent.
The three cases against Mary E.
Chadbourne, in which Clapp & Macart
ney are attorneys for plaintiffs and A.
Y. Merrill attorney for defendant will
be heard by Judge Baxter at chambers
within ten days. The same disposition
was made of the case of Mary E.
Chadbourne vs. Geo. W. Stewart.
The case of A. M. Kipp vb. Edward
L. Reid will be tried at chambers on
eight days notice.
The case of Frank Baker vs. Foley
Bean Lumber Co. was dismissed, the
plaintiff failing to put in an appear
ance. The case was reached sooner
than Messrs. Dickey and Stiles, his at
torneys expected, and Mr. Stiles moved
for consent to continue. "The court
house is here and the court and. jury
and attorneys,"' remarked the judge,
"and if people do not attend it is their
own fault." The case was dismissed.
In the matter of Geo. A. Locke vs.%
Foley Bean Lumber Co. and Mary F.
Parrott vs. Geo. Locke and John Bart
lett, there was some legal sparringi)y
attorneys interested in the case. The
latter case has been in court some time
and was a matter for adjudication by
the court upon argument In the
former case, where Locke sues for flow
age damage to property Mr. Clapp, as
counsel for defendants, made a motion
for a stay until the Parrott case could
be settled, and Messrs. Stiles, for
Locke in both cases, and Clapp and
Keith, who were attorneys for the
Lumber Co., and Mrs. Parrott, respect
ively, took up the attention of the
court for some time with motions and
arguments relative to the questions
involved. The court took the matter
under advisement. Later it was ar
ranged to have the Locke vs. Foley
Bean Lumber Co. continued by consent
and the Parrott case will be heard at
chambers on fifteen days' notice.
In the case of the Piano Manufactur
ing Co. and A. H. Steevea vs. Frank
Kaufert, attorney for defendant mov
ed to strike the same from the calen-
dar because of defect in summons, but
the court overuled the motion and al
lowed defendant's attorney 20 days to
answer the complaint, a
Cases set for jury trial were the fol
''Sisters of St. Benedict, appel
lants, vs. County Commissioners: Geo.
A. Locke vs Foley Bean Lumber Co.
J. A Rush vs John Adcock Chester
Pearson vs Joseph Craig, and Albert
Kreuger vs Chas. Bondemere.
On the criminal calendar the State
vs. Sawyer was continued The State
vs John Kennedy, appellent, was dis
mibsed on the grounds of no cause for
action and the judgment of the lower
court was affirmed
The celebrated Milaca sidewalk case
in which Albert Wilkes appealed
from the justice court, was dismissed
on the grounds of improper notice of
appeal The case promised to be a
good lively one, but Attorney Foster's
motion fixed it
After dinner Tuesday the court set
tled down for business and the first
case called was the St Benedict Sis
ters against the County Commission
ers. This was a case where the au
thorities of San Raphael hospital in
St Cloud appealed from the action of
the county fathers in rejecting a claim
of $154 for boarding one Daniel Aul
guire who pre-empted a claim in Milo
years ago, lived happily, re-married,
sold his farm some time afterwards and
got a little money and a team of poor
horses, one of which died and the oth
er was taken on a mortgage With
old age and pgor luck staring him in
the face he oought a piece of land in
Kenabec county for a new home, and
while o\ er on the land one day he burn
ed his eves and was taken to the hos
pital at St Cloud for treatment A
few of the old man's personal effects
were tauen by the constable to Milaca
and sold at auction, but by the time
the doctor, constable and all parties in
terested had made the divy there was
just $43 to remit to the Sisters for car
ing for the old man who became feeble
and blind and is still at the hospital.
Considerable evidence was introduced
and the court requested County Attor
ney Ross and P. Gorman to submit
briefs in the matter
The jie*t case for trial was J^A.
Rush vs. John Adcock^ and it was 3:30
P. Mi when the first jury of the present
term was called The case was one in
which Rush had leased a ranch to Ad
cock and the parties got into a dis
pute over some barb wire fence and
tools and machinery on the farm, which
plaintiff claimed were not the property
of Adcock by the terms of the lease
Rush claim's' defendant is in wrongful
possession of the machinery, etc and
seeks to recover the value of the goods,
$400 and $75 damages, besides of course
costs, etc. The case was on that when
court adjourned for the day. The case
had not proceeded far before every
thing was eliminated in the legal con
troversy, excepting the barb wire.
Mr Cormany, attorney for the plain
tiff, took the exception he was entitled
to and the case proceeded, with barb
wire the main contention The case
was given to the jury about 11A M.
yesterday, the court instructing the
jury to bring in a verdict for plaintiff
for possession of all the property men
tioned in the complaint, other than
the barb wire, and also to give defend
ant a verdict for cost of the fence and
any damages sustained. The jury sent
in sealed verdicts, giving to plaintiff
possession of all property mentioned
in complaint, except the wire, and al
lowed defendant the wire fence valued
at $240 and damages to the extent of
$200" Attorney Foster for plaintiff
moved for judgment, notwithstanding
verdict, and in case of refusal to have
verdict in favor of defendant set aside.
The motion was allowed on the min
In the action of Chester Pearson vs.
Joseph Craig, the case was continued by
consent of both parties.
The next case on the calendar was
Albert Krueger vs. Charles Bonde
mere, appellant, the case coming up
from justice court. Bondemere ap
peared and stated to the court that his
attorney was in Norway, whereupon
the judge gave him until 2 p. m. to
either secure the services of his foreign
counsel or get a United States lawyer.
The case was called after dinner, with
Stiles for plaintiff and Gjertsen for de
fendant. The matter in Controversy
was damages Kreuger claims because
of the removal, as he claims of some
fence by Bondemere, the value of
which was $40, and also damages to the
amount of about $40 for the tearing
down of some fence around plaintiff's
barns, and the escape of two horses,
which were lamed and injured by
breaking loose. The court ruled that
no claim for damages in the way of
injuries to the horses could be main
tained under the complaint. The case
took up the greater part of the after-
noon, but the jury did not take long to
come to the conclusion that the plain
tiff was entitled to damages to the
amount of $10. A stay of 30 days was
granted in this case.
The case of the village against the
county to recover road and bridge
money will be submitted by briefs.
Court adjourned Wednesday night
with all the jury cases on the civil
calendar finished and with but two
court cases to be heard. The case of
the Twitchell heirs vs. Aulger Rines,
et al was heard by court last evening,
the evidence of several witnesses being
taken The case involves title to some
land, and John Day Smitn represented
plaintiff's while S & O Kipp was
present for defendants. The matter
will be submitted on briefs
The only case remaining was that
of Samuel M. Cook vs Ernest N.
Remer and Frank Zins, but this case
met with a sudden termination when
M. D. Taylor, register of the land
office at St. Cloud, and counsel for
plaintiff arose at opening of court this
morning and stated that the action had
been dismissed by claimant
The petit jury was excused this fore
noon until to-morrow morning, when
the cases against Ray and McGinnis
will be heard.
The grand jury after retiring at
once cook up the matters that properly
came before them. The case of Walker
held for stealing a bicycle of Joe Ma
honey several months ago, was re
ported to the court without indict
ment, and%Walker was ordered re
The jury took up the matter of the
alleged trespass on lands in 39-26, in
which Andrew Brolin and Andrew
Larson were charged with stealing
large amounts of timber, but after ex
amining witne&ses found no indictment.
In the case of C. B. Braford, bound
over charged with selling mortgaged
property, the jury found no indict
ment, it being discovered that the
offense was committed in Crow Wing
This morning the grand jury re
turned its first indictment. It was
against Joseph Pelarske of Milaca for
selling liquor to an habitual drunkard.
Pelarske had been bound over charged
with this offense. Geo. Stewart of St.
Cloud appeared for defendant, waived
the reading of indictment and entered
plea of not guilty Defendant was
placed under $100 bonds and case con
Court otes
Court will probably adjourn Satur
The court room is very badly ventil
John P. Vandersluis was court steno
The petit jurors are having an easy
time of it.
Mrs. Briggs assisted her husband in
the office work during court.
Of the petit jurors three were excus
ed and three there was no service on.
A good many of the attorneys from
the twin cities returned home this
State Senator Brower, of St Cloud,
is tall and towering, and knows how to
tell a good story.
Clerk of Court Briggs wes as ousy as
a bee but he found time to be polite
and courteous to all.
Judge Baxter loves his pipe and a
quid of the weed as well, which is a
"quid pro quo" for the pipe.
Attorney Clapp, of St. Paul, is a
cousin of U. S. Senator1
Clapp, and one
can note a slight resemblance.
Sheriff Claggett brought up Ray,
McGmnis and Walker, Saturday night
from the Hendipen county jail.
Attorney Geo. C. Stiles, was at one
time county attorney of Aitkin county
and court reporter of the Sixteenth
Louis Gjertson, of Minneapolis, was
in attendance at court, in behalf of
some of the unfortuate ones before the
grand jury.
Sheriff Claggett attended to the
main court room. His court deputies
were Wm. Wallace, Lee Cramb, Owen
Newton and Sidney Cravens.
County' Attorney Ross is suffering
with a "frog in his throat," which,
however, does not interfere with his
looking after the State's dignity.
John Day Smith, of Minneapolis, is
attorney in a land case. Mr. Smith is
a frequent visitor in Princeton. Mrs.
C. E. Chadbourne of this place being
his sister.
The bar is well represented. From
the twin cities is Harris Richardson,
A, Y. Merrill, Geo. C. Stiles, Attorney
Clapp, A. H. Hall, Sylvester Kipp,
John Day Smith and E. F. Thompson.
From St. Cloud is P. B. Gorman, R. B.
Brower, State senator, J. D. Sullivan
and Attorney Taylor. W. S. Foster
was down from Milaca.

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