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COURT IJJESSION. September Term of Court Convened Monday With a Good Grist of Civil and Criminal Cases. The Civil Calendar Was Finished on Wednesdays Criminal Calen= dar on To=Day. The September term of court con vened Monday morning' bright and early Judge Ba\te^ came over Sun day and wa& on hand ready for busi ness as soon as the grand and petit jurors armed, and by nine o'clock court was ready for action. The grand jury was called with, all present with the exception of A C. Wilkes August Jaenicke was excused. After the jury had been charged it retired in charge of Deputy Sheriff Tilley, and took up several matters for disposition. The calendar, consisting of thirty civil and a do?en criminal cases, was taken up by the court The first case on the civil calendar, that of Chester Pear&on \s Joseph Craig, which was continued from the last term, was dis missed, as it was settled out of court. That of Robert H. Steeves vs. Nancy M. Harrington and Hiram Harrington, was continued The case of B. E. Erickson & Son vs. O. Lagreen was dismissed. In the appeal case of Mary A Potts vs Nora Marvin and E H. Wilson which was tried before Justice Bouck some time ago, and in which judgment was found for defendent, and an appeal taken by plaintiff, it was found that the case had not been certi fied to the district court and appellant's attorney asked for an order from the court for the papers from the jus tice. By consent of both parties the case was continued over the term, and the court ordered that the papers in the case be returned before the first day of the next term of court. The case of Austin & Western Co., limited, \s the town of South Harbor, which case was a holdov er from the last term, was continued as per stipulation. Ed ward J. Borghn vs. N. M. Cook was also continued, as was also the case of Sylvester Kipp vs. L. TJ. M. Kee, et al. Attorney E. L. McMillan appeared for Flannery & Cooke in the case of Ole P. Chalstrom \s W. L. Ames, et al., and an order for judgment was entered tor plaintiff County Attorney Ross appeared for the town of Borgholm in the matter of condemnation of the lands of Wm Tyler by said town for the purposes of a road, while Albert Johnson, county attorney of Goodhue county, represented the appellant Mr Ross made a motion that the ap peal be dismissed on the grounds of be ing technically defective, and the mo tion was granted The application of Thomas Caley for the vacation of the alley in the block where the starch factory is located, was granted. This disposed of ten cases on the calendar and cleared the decks in fair shape for the jury cases that were taken up Tuesday morning. The case of Thomas H. Caley vs. John Thorn quist, appellant, was placed on the cal endar laoe Monday. This is the case brought in justice court last summer by Mr. Caley against Thornquist for unlawful detainer The case was ar gued yesterday and the judgment of the justice court was affirmed. The case of D. McMillen against M. S Rutherford was continued by consent of both parties, and the case of Mary E Chadbourne vs. Kate Kenely was continued on motion of defendant. A. Kipp vs. Edward L. Reid will be tried by Judge Baxter at chambers. The Rush-Adcock litigation came up in the form of an appeal from justice court At a trial last fall before Jus tice Chadbourne John Adcock secured judgment from A Rush and Rush appealed the case, but it did not last long in court as the judgment of the justice court was affirmed. The case of the Poley-Bean Lumber Co. against Geo Locke, Alice Locke, Chas. A Dickey and Geo. C. Stiles was settled as per stipulations filed. The action of Peter Johnson against the Farnham Brick Co. was dismissed without costs to either party. Johnson fell from a kiln a year ago last July and brought suit against the company for $4,000. His attorney, J. W. Arctander of Minneapolis, came up and when he learned the particulars and listened to the man's case he told him that he would not try the case. Another case continued was that of Martin W. Hanks against Geo. Locke, Alice Locke, and John Bartlett. In the case of Robert F. Whidden as administrator of the estate of Mary F. Parrott vs. Geo. Locke and John Bar rett, testimony was taken and the case continued subject to further hearing. S. Kipp vs. John Hanson, A. M. Kipp et al. was stricken from the calendar. The case of Mary J. Woodcook vs. the St Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Ry. Co was continued, and judgment for plaintiff was granted in the case of Henry A Farnslow vs. L. Pratt, et al. In the petition of Adelade Leathers for the vacation of allevs, the petition was granted in part, as the petitioner agreed to cei tain changes in The peti tion The following appeal cases from jus tice court were placed on the calendar after court convened: S. A Carew and G. A Eaton vs Michael Looney, appellant: J. Sandberg vs. R. Petterson, appellant: M. Stowe vs. Marj Murphy, appellant Nils An deison. vs A. Barrett and Sarah E. Barrett, appellants The case against Looney wa= continued on motion of de fendant. In the Sandberg-Petterson case the action was dismissed on mo tion of defendant by consent of plaint iff, and the Stowe-Murphy case was continued by consent. The case of Erick Peterson vs. Olof A Ladeen and Samuel Mattson was heard by the court and motion for receiver was granted. The case was one where Peterson and Ladeen could not agree as to final settlement of their partnership Mattson had bought the interest of Ladeen and the plaintiff had asked fo" an accounting and the appointment of a receiver to settle up the business Judge Baxter after hearing the testimony decided that a receiver might be appointed to wind up the business unless the parties to the suit could get together and come to some agreement. They did so yes terday and the firm will continue with out a receiv er. The first jury case was that of the Birkhofer Brewing Co. against Frank P. Morneau for possession of saloon property and fixtures on which the brewery claims it has a chattel mort gage Some two years ago when Lam bert bought the saloon from Thomas Hendrickson Lambert gave Hendrick son a mortgage on the stock and fix tures for the sum of $1,500. It seems that the brewing company had loaned Lambert the sum of $750 with which to pay Hendrickson, and that the chattel mortgage and notes were at first made out to the brewing company and Hen drickson jointly but that afterwards the papers were made out to the brew ing company alone and it was stipu lated that in the payment of the notes Hendrickson was to get his share of the money and the brewing company was to have its share. In the mean time Pete Morneau took the saloon and Frank afterwards came into pos session of the saloon and in the course of business transactions he paid Hen drickson several hundred dollars and Hendrickson as agent of the brewing company, so it is claimed, signed a sat isfaction of the mortgage and the same was filed with the village recorder and the mortgage was surrendered The brewing company claimed that Hen drickson had no such authority and that Morneau was wrongfully in pos session of the property. The case was finished yesterday morning and the jury took the matter and went into conference. After being out about an hour they returned a verdict in favor of defendant. Geo. Leon ard of Minneapolis represented the plaintiff, while Geo. B. Stiles of Min neapolis, assisted by Chas. Keith and C. A Dickey, represented the defend ant, Stiles conducting the case The other case that was tried by a jury was that of the Piano Manu facturing Co. and A. H. Steeves vs. Frank Kaufert. The case was on the calendar a ear ago and Judge Baxter denied a motion for dismissal because of the omission of the name of the de fendant in the summons. The case was carried to the supreme court which sustained the lower court. The case was heard by the jury and a verdict was rendered for the plaintiff in the sum of $135 15. Two applications for divorce were heard and granted. One was that of Nancy McCall vs. Edward McCall and the other was that of Nettie M. Abair vs. John B. Abair. By four o'clock Wednesday the court and attorneys had disposed of about everything on the civil calendar and left the decks clear for action on the criminal calendar this morning. The chances are very good for all the liquor cases being dismissed because of lack of sufficient evidence to convict. CRIMINAL CASES. The grand jury returned but one in dictment and that was against Frank Goulding who is charged with having carnal intercourse with a female under the age of sixteen years, not his wife. C. A. Dickey appeared in court for Mr. Goulding yesterday and entered a demurer to the indictment. No indictment was found against Jos. Bolster of Onamia who had been held to the grand jury on the charge of assault, the complainants being John Demeres and wife of Onamia. The grand jury handed in a state ment to the effect that it had every reason to believe that one J. Q. Evens of the town of Robbing was engaged in the business of selling liquor without a license, but that not sufficient evidence could be secured to warrant an indict ment and the members of the jury did not feel like prolonging the court to get sufficient evidence. The only cases of any importance that will be for trial on the criminal calendar will be that of the State against Albert Luck and Gustaf Gatz charged with assault in the first degree, the case against Geo. Howard for forgery and the case against Fred Bradshaw who is charged with grand larceny in the first degree. It is doubtful if the case against Bradshaw will come to trial as all efforts to find him so far have proved futile. He was released at the last term of court on $500 bonds which were furnished by Isaac Gillespie. A tele phone message was received in Prince ton last Saturday night from St. Paul stating that Bradshaw had been seen there that day. Sheriff Claggett went down and searched high and low for him but could get no trace of him. The bond will probably be declared for feited and the coffers of the county en riched to that extent. If Bradshaw could have been held last April or made to furnish a bond of $1,000 the chances are that he would have been sent to the penitentiary for a few vears where he belonged COURT NOTES Sheriff Claggett has been absent most of the time securing witnesses. It was cold enough for steam and Janitor Clark had the building warm and comfortable. Joseph Craig was selected as fore man of the grand jury, while E. W. Cundy acted as clerk Few outside attorneys were present the first day of court, but many ar rived on the evening train. Mrs. L. S Briggs attends to the clerk of court's office while Mr. Briggs is engaged with his court room duties. The court officers consist of Deputy Sheriffs Tilley. Newton, Cramb and Bigelow. Officer Cramb has charge of the court room. Court Stenographer P. M. Wboti^" ward is doing the reporting at this term of court, in place of John P. Van dersluis who was unable to attend. "Not one-tenth of the cases on the civil calendars through the. district" remarked Judge Baxter, "are tried by juries." Out of the thirty-five cases on the civil calendar this term but two went to a jury. This was much less than one-tenth. Several attorneys from the twin cities and other points are in attendance at court. John W. Arctander and John Day Smith of Minneapolis came up Monday night, but returned home Tuesday morning, the cases in which they were interested not coming to trial. Other attorneys present are F. D. McMillen, Geo. B. Leonard and Geo. C. Stiles of Minneapolis N. H. Clapp of St. Paul: R. B. Brower and M. D. Taylor of St. Cloud. Attorneys Foster and Goebel of Milaca had sev eral cases to look after, while the Princeton attorneys, Chas. Keith, E. McMillan, A Dickey and M. Cormany have been busy looking after the interests of their clients The Old ana New Depot. The first work toward the construc tion of the new depot commenced last Sunday when a gang of men started in to remove the old depot from its pres ent site to the north side of First street where it will remain until the new station is completed. Teams were put to work Monday morning grading for the siding that has been moved and the work is now under way for the erection of the handsome new station. Mr. Nelson of the firm of Libby and Nelson of Minneapolis, who have secured the contract, was in Princeton Saturday with the plans of the new depot and he said that work would be rushed as rapidly as possible on the building. The plans show a very attractive and handsome building. The general plans will be the same as those that were used in the construction of the Litchfield depot erected by the Great Northern last year, but the exterior finish will be somewhat different and an improvement over the Litchfield depot plans. Two car loads of material arrived yesterday for the depot and the con tractors will be here this week with a large force of men and work on the building will be rushed as rapidly as possible. ___^ After you see the Majestic Range at the Caley Hardware Co.'s store you'll wonder how you managed to get along without one. You can buy one on your own terms, and your old stove taken in exchange. Don't get left. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1902. STORY OFTHE FAIR. A Big Day Friday With an Attend- ance of Nearly 3,ooo=-It Was JTff a Record Breaker. Rain Put an End to the Fair Satur- Noon--The Attractions dfl and Exhibits. The eleventh annual fair of the Mille Lads County Agricultural Society opened last Thursday with the best of prospects in the way of weather, which continued good until late Friday after noon when the clouds that thickened up during the day, proceeded to release a very large amount of water, that was given a very lively patter by the wind that hailed from the east, which fact did not auger well for a brief engage ment of the weather, as Jupiter Pluvius started in again Saturday morning and held the boards most of the day. The heavy rain came through the old frame buildings and soaked about everything in sight, so that the displays Saturday morning looked very much as though they had been in a shipwreck. The pastry exhibit, which this year was placed in an improvised building by itself, was wet and soggy from contact with the elements. The fair was practically all in by Fndav night, as none of the events scheduled for Saturday could be put on. The free-for-all trot or pacing race for a purse of $300, and the running race for a purse of $100 that were to come off Saturday, could not be run on ac count of the weather. There was a meeting of the officers of the society at 1 o'clock M. and the races and all sporting events were declared off and the fair closed. Exhibitors commenced to pack up early in the afternoon and got away from the grounds by night. There was a good attendance Friday, however, and there must have been close to 3,000 people on the grounds in the afternoon. The attendance was the largest in the history of the society and had Saturday been a good day the society would have closed the fair with a good profit. ^fmilitia boys from Anokajind the car attached to the jerky. They marched up town and with Company and the Princeton band proceeded to the fair grounds. After the arrival of the militia the afternoon's program opened by an address by Prof. Thos. Shaw, of the Minnesota school of agri culture, and editor of The Farmer of St. Paul. Prof. Shaw spoke on the possibilities of Minnesota as a live stock State, and the value to be de rived from animal husbandry. He said that no state surpassed Minnesota in live stock possibilities. A short time ago he met a Hollander in St. Paul who stated that an old lake bed in that country had been sold at $500 per acre, and that the Dutch farmers could raise live stock on this high-priced land and make money. They raised beef that sold at 14 cents a pound on the hoof in the English markets, making a steer worth $160 to $170. This seemed a very high price to American farmers, but here in this country, on low-priced land, good prime beef has recently sold at 8 cents a pound live weight. Mr Shaw cautioned farmers in this section of the State to be careful that they do not impoverish the soil by too much single-crop farming, and told them of the necessity of enriching and strengthening the soil by paying some attention to live stock husbandry This with the proper cultivation of clover, and brome grass that will impart humis to the soil, besides affording the farmer good forage crops, will enable the farmer to raise potatoes as long as he wishes. Mr. Shaw spoke of the value of the Canada field peas that can be cultivated with little trouble and expense and afford an excellent food for hogs that can be turned into the pea fields and there fattened on a crop that makes good wholsome pork. With field peas no corn is necessary and there is no work in cutting the crop as in corn production and feeding. The speaker also thought thatalfalfa could be raised in this section of the State and said he had seen a fine patch of alfalfa growing this season near Hinckley. If the alfalfa is not winter killed he thought it would prove a very valuable crop in this section. Mr. Shaw complimented the farmers and the society on the very creditable display of vegetables at the fair and also the ladies on the fine display they had made in domestic manufacture, etc. He hoped to see the fair grow in all departments, and urged farmers to take a deeper interest in the live stock features of the fair. THE RACES. The first race on the program was the free-for-all 2:30 trot or pace, for a purse of $200 There were four horses entered for this race, as follows* "Red Strad," owned by Frank Smith of North Branch, "I. C. A." and "Miss Russell," owned by P. Monihan of Min neapolis, and "Pedro," owned by M. A Elsmore of Anoka. All were pacers with the exception of "Miss Russell" which was a trotter. The North Branch horse won all three heats, fol lowed closely by "Miss Russell" who trotted a very pretty race and in the first half mile of the third heat went under the wire just ahead of "Red Strad." The Anoka horse went lame early in the race and was in poor con dition for racing. The summary of the race was as follows: Red Strad 111 Miss Russell 2 2 2 1 A 3 3 3 Pedro 4 4 4 Time2 25J4 When the green horse race was called there were some protests made because of the entry of 'three horses that were far from being green. Considerable rag Ghewing was indulged in, and the owners of the strictly green horses suc ceeded in having the horses ruled out. W. H. Ferrell unhooked "Geo. Dewey" from his carriage, and entered the horse, while Elmer Bigelow's horse "Dot" was also booked. The other horses were "Dandy Proctor," a smart young colt owned by H. W Magnus of Glendorado, and "Kit." owned by Wal ter McFarland. The race was half mile heats Ferrell's horse that went around the track like an old-time race horse, made himself a prime favorite, besides being an easy winner in all three heats. "Dot" finished second in all three heats, the Glendorado colt third and "Kit" fourth. The time was ]:33. Purse $50. In the farmers' running race there were five horses entered. P. C. Foltz of Freer entered "Tony" and "No Name," Bert lliff of Livonia entered "Colonel," while Emmet Mark entered "Little Billy" and a sorrel mare. The race was a half mile dash "Tony" won two straight heats. '-Colonel" came in second in the first heat and third in the second heat, while "Little Billy" was third in the first and second in the second heat, making it a tie be tween the two horses. Mark's sorrel mar cam Anoka 4nd arrived at 1:45 in tf-special ~while "No Nameu"r i fot wasi fifth. bot The boys' half mile bicycle race was run by Bert Kaliher, Willie Walker, J. Berg and Arthur Roos. Kaliher finished first, Walker second, Berg third and Roos fourth. During the afternoon Companies and gave a drill on the grounds, and music was furnished by the Anoka and Princeton bands. A hard rain set in about 4:30 and prevented the sale of live stock. THE EXHIBITS. There is nothing in the way of ac commodations at the fair grounds to invite or encourage very extensive dis plays of either farm products or live stock. It was said that several live stock exhibits were not made because there were no barns or even good sheds in which to display the stock. The few old sheds with dark and narrow stalls for the exhibition of cattle and horses may have sufficed twenty years ago in the early development of the country, but they are certainly out of place to-day. One of the chief features of a county fair is the live stockat least it should be. No fair will ever be a permanent success that caters to the motly crowd of the grand stand. Track events will do for side issues, but should not relegate other features to the rear. The average "hoss" man has about as much to do in building up the agricultural interests of a country as a jack rabbit. A county fair is not a spread-eagle speech by some blue-rib bon member of a political bench show, and a few races with strings attached, and the howling fakirs thrown in on the side. All of these are good enough in their place, however, but county fairs to be permanent must be built up on more substantial attractions. Because of lack of room for live stock exhibits and also because of no special work to get farmers to make the ex hibit, the live stock display was practi cally nil. It is true it was almost as good as last year, though the display of a year ago represented only a few individual farmers. Tributary to Princeton there are scores of farms on which some very good live stock is raised, and with good accommodations the live stock feature of the fair could be made a big success. This year there were a few good cat tle. Mark showed some Galloways, Clint and Wm. Slater, N. G. Orton, Jacob R. and Jacob VanAlstein had what Shorthorn cattle were displayed, while Floyd Hatcher showed some Herefords. Some of the animals showed excellent types of breeding. Of sheep there were a few exhibi ted, some of which had quite a little s-^ VOLUME XXYI. NO. 41. individual merit. Jas. Burke showed a good Oxfordown ram, Robert Ayers of Foreston showed a Cotswold ram and ewe lamb. Loomis Berg two Shropshire ewes and one lamb, N. G. Orton, Cotswold ewe and lamb. T. C. Merriman of Foreston showed a Shrop shire ram the swine exhibit there were a pens. Mergel had two pens of few Improved Yorkshires, while Nels Robideau, E. C. Stark, Floyd Hatcher and Sidney Jesmer showed Poland Chinas. Elmer Bigelow showed a Berk shire boar that caught the eye of the judges. Dr. J. H. Frank of Anoka ex hibited an imported Improved York- -1- ire sow that was greatly admired by all who saw it. The sow at "two years of age weighed 600 pounds. It was firt,t prize yearling at Toronto, Ont., in 1901, and also won first at London, Ont., the same year over Pan Amer ican yearling. Among those who exhibited horses were Nels Robideau, Whittier, Henry Murphy, N. G. Orton, Wm. Ar nett, Ray Sutton, John McCool, Robert Ayers, D. McCuaig, Mike Mahoney, F. S. Walker and Chas. Judkins. Henry Murphy got first on Percheron mare, John McCool first on Clyde stallion, and Robert Ayers first on English Shire stallion. Mike Mahoney's boys entered a yearling and two-year-old colt on which they got second premium, and the boys felt very much pleased. The poultry exhibit was good, S. B. Smith and August Hiller were the main exhibitors and carried away most of the premiums. Amos Chadbourne showed some of his famous Plymouth Rock chickens,but the record-breaking pullet could not attend the fair as she is setting. There was a good display of veg etables, the special premiums by Princeton merchants proving a strong incentive, and the best that the fields produced were shown. The potato col lection was good, and beets, onions, cabbages, pumpkins, squash, turnips, tomatoes, etc., were strong testimonials of the productiveness of the soil and handiwork of the husbandman. Grains and grasses made a very poor showing, notwithstanding there were good pre miums offered, especially so for grass es, though there were but two special displays made, one by S. B. Snrith and the other by C. H. Berry. The far mers should have done better than this. Mr. Smith and Mr. Berry went to considerable pains and made very good displays, but there should have been others. In the UNION'S special for best display of agricultural pro ducts there were but two entries, when there should have been a dozen, but there would have been no place for them any way as the small quarters for agricultural products is already over taxed. The display of fruits was very good, and Minnesota-grown apples, crabs, plums, grapes, etc were considerably in evidence. W. E. Enger of Big Lake exhibited apples of the Wealthy, Peter M. Gideon, Duchess, N. W* Greening and the transcendent crab, Whitney's No. 20, Martha and Flor ence, and of grapes he showed the Concord, Agawam, Brighton and Lady. He also made an exhibit of collection of fruit. Bert Craig of Elk River, son of Hon. H. E. Craig, also made a fine display of fruit, showing of apples Lyman's Prolific, Anisin,Longfield,Pat ten's Greening and Martha Crab, be sides two plates of grapes and a plate of Compass plums, on which the judges gave him a special premium. Wm. Kennedy of Foreston showed a plate of transcendent crabs and a plate of ap ples. John Goulding put on exhibition a plate of Wealthy apples that he grew at his home. O. A. Cotton entered a collection of fruit from the Geo. A. Babb farm in Bradford, now owned by John King. The apples were not named, but there were the Hibernal, the N. W. Greenings and other kinds were shown. Crab apples were shown by Mrs. E. Stone, David Berry, Rob ert Ayers and C. Hiller. The fruit looked better than last year, the apples especially making a fine showing. The displays were suffi cient evidence of the fact that this sec tion is well adapted to the cultivation of fruit The display of flowers made by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clarke was admired by all. They showed geraniums, coleus, begonias in blossom, begonia rex, abutilon,fuschias, double petunias, lantana, palms and sword fern, be sides a fine collection of cut flowers. Mrs. A. Z. Norton showed a palm and Mrs. Libley an aster. The display of fine arts and articles of domestic manufacture included some very good work in oil, water color and pastel work and some very good work in china decoration. Then the displays of embroidered and crocheted work in cluded some very artistic and pretty work, but space will not permit of any