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WHEELO S 0F_JUSTICE.
They Started Turning flonday and the Judicial Hill Has Been Grind- ing Slow But Sure. Civil Cases About Finished"-A Few Criminal Cases to be Taken Up and Tried. ijrmr*r* m*i*+r% mnrMr***-mr*rwnrm. Judge Presiding Clerk Deputj Clerk Sheriff Hon. D. XJ. Searle L. S. Briggs M. M. Briggs. E. D. Claggett DeputiesFred eton Lee Cramb, Clarence Hill, Malcoui McKinnou. 1 Special Deputj Robert Clark Court Stenographer P. 31. Woodward 5 GRAND JURY, Murraj Borden roieman Clerk J. C. Borden Princeton. Henry Schimming Princeton. O. M. Moon Princeton. Wm. Klingbeil Princeton. John A. Wetter Princeton. G. "W. Harter Princeton. Jacob Ellenbaum Princeton. Luther Jones Greenbush. Ole Osborne Borgholm. Ben Van Roekel Bogus Brook. Chas. B. Love Bogus Brook. Alfred F. Johnson Havland. C. M. Murra\ "Milo. B. A. BradleN Milo. H. W. Towle/ Milo. Jacob Van Rhee Milaca. Manlev I. Clark Milaca. E. I. Da\is Milaca. J. E. Moore Milaca. Henry Mathison Milaca. John B. Faucht Robbins. James Warren Robbins. Andrew Sehlin East Side. PETIT JURY. M. A. Tibbetts Princeton. E. M. Farnham Princeton. Joseph Wolfe, sr Princeton. Edward Benseman Princeton. William Giltner Princeton. Walter McFarland Princeton. Charles A. Grow Greenbush. Herman Schwartz Greenbush. Louis Rocheford i... Greenbush. William Bigelow Greenbush. John Westling Borgholm. John Edison Bogus Brook. W. E. Jones Bogus Brook. Axel Berg Hayland. M. E. Northway Milo. John Bleed Milo. Lester Kempton Milo. Eli Feather Milaca. Erick Blomberg Milaca. C. D. Mallerj Milaca. Ole J. Overby Milaca. Walter Bard Page. William Roach Rofrbins. Frank Humble Isle Harbor. The April term of court opened on Monday afternoon right aff~r the pas- senger train arrived on which was Judge Searle. his stenographer, P. M. Woodward, and several of the attor neys who had cases on the calendar. The judicial party went at once to the court house where the grand and petit jurors and litigants had been waiting all day for the familiar '"Hear ye! hear ye!" of the sheriff. Court was convened at once and the grand jurors were called, all of whom were present. They were given the regular charge and instructions as to their duties and C. M. Murray of Milo was chosen foreman. After being sworn they were placed in charge of Deputy Sheriff Lee Cramb and were escorted to the grand jury room where they immedi ately went to work on the cases for their investigation, Joseph Borden being chosen clerk. Judge Searle next took up the calen dar and it did not require a very long time to go through it and set the cases. There were a few motions. Most of the cases were continued and the following were continued as they were called: State of Minnesota vs. Leonora McGregor in proceedings to enforce the payment of taxes McMil len vs. Rutherford: Hanks vs. Locke Mille Lacs Lumber Co. vs. Chas. Keith, Peter Strom, Orrin Kipp, et al. Helen F. Cone vs. Erastus H. Cone. The cases of J. M. Stowe vs. Mary J. Murphy, Donald McCuaig vs. John Neumann, and J. E. Wilkes, B. E. Erickson and C. E. Erickson vs. S. A. Remer were dismissed by consent. The case of the Minneapolis Brewing Co. vs. John Kennedy is to be tried at the Benton county term by stipulation, /jmile the two cases of Flossie Cater 'jand Marion B. Cater vs. Robert Steeves were set over the term because of the illness of one of the attorneys for the defendant, the proper affidavit having been filed. The case of E. Mark vs. the N. P. Ry Co. was settled and dismissed. In the case of Oliver H. Havill vs. Ernest N. Remer, J. R. Donahue was present for the defendant and made a motion for a continuance owing to the illness of his client. Attorney Brower who was present for the plaintiff inter posed an objection to the continuance of the case over the term and thought that the matter could be takep up at St. Colud at the convenience of the parties. Mr. Donahue did not wish to agree to this disposition of the matter but the court finally decided to set the case for trial at St. Cloud at a date to be decided upon later and when the parties are ready to proceed with the case. Attorney Keith made a motion for placing the case of the Thompson Cattle Co. vs. Foley Bean Lumber Co. on the calendar and the motion was granted subject to the consent of opposing counsel. In the case of Gust Sundvall vs. .P. P. Normo and S. D. Sour vs. E. J. M. Knowlton judgments were ordered for plaintiffs, defendants in the cases not appearing. In the case of Anna Anderson vs. Charles Anderson a decree was granted. After this disposition of the calen dar there were but three jurj cases left for trial, and a few cases for the court to hear. The first case taken up Tuesday morning was that of Katherine Alice Briggs \s. M. S. Rutherford. The litigation was over the payment to Rutherford by the plaintiff of the sum of $50, which is claimed was made as part payment on a contract for a piece of land in Sherburne county. E. L. McMillan represented M. S. Ruther ford while Frank White of Elk River and E. S. Gajlord of* Minneapolis represented plaintiff, -s 'the jury found a verdict for plaintiff. The second jury case that came on for trial was that of H. L. Butter field vs. E. Mark, which was an ap peal from justice court where Mr. Mark had replevined a horse that Butterfield had claimed was his and had taken possession of as the horse was being driven by an employe of Mark to Mille Lacs lake last fall. The case was taken up late in the day, plaintiff having been obliged to wait until Attorney Childs arrived on the afternoon train from Minneapolis. A jury was called and Attorney Childs began a very rigid examination of the jurors to ascertain the extent of their acquaintance with the noted horse dealer and stockman. The examina tion disclosed the fact that Mark was a pretty well known man in this neck of the woods, but the jurors who were retained all said they thought they could try the case without any bias. The case was only fairly started by supper time and a recess was taken until 7:30 when the court opened for an evening session and with a good house. It has been said that every man has his second and the same must be true with horses, for according to the testimony it appeared that the horse that Mark owned and the horse that Butterfield owned and which strayed from his ranch on Tibbetts' brook were just as much alike as it would be possible for two horses to be. The animal in contention was a black mare, with a white star on its forehead and shoulder marked nd the fetlocks to the front feet were scarred by having been cut by wire at some time. Mark got the animal from Fred Ullrich of Bradford, who got the horse from Ole Wicklund of Spring Vale who got it from Hans Buckman, to whom Sheriff Gillespie of Cam bridge had sold the mare about six years ago. The "pot-bellied" i^are as it was called was a veteran in the service and long before the steel rails of the G. N. railway brought Cam bridge in contact with the world the horse had been in the freighting ser vice between Cambridge and Harris. Its owner sold her to the late Mathias Smith of Cambridge from whom Gilles pie bought the horse. A whole string of witnesses were examined by both sides. Attorney Childs took the case on short notice and about all he had to work on was the transcript of the records of the justice court where the case was tried, and he was badly handicapped. He prolonged the ex amination of some of the witnesses by asking many questions that could not help him in his case at all, and the droll German from Bradford afforded considerable amusement during the examination. The case was concluded yesterday afternoon and given to the jury who found a verdict for Mark after having been out but a short time. The case was one of the most interesting of any on the calen dar, and it required over a day to hear it, though the property in contention was not worth one-tenth the cost of the action, but a person will fight for an old horse if he thinks it is his just as hard and with as much spirit and de termination as he would fight for any of his goods, chattels or property. Chas A. Dickey was the attorney for Mark and when the two attorneys came to make their arguments to the jury they paid their respects to one another in a way that made a fitting climax to the action. It was late yesterday when the case of J. R. Greenlees vs. the Dalbo Ware house Co. was taken up for a jury trial. Greenlees resides in Lawrence, Kansas, and he claims to have made a R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, [7111717 A17 TTTPTTPT? be decided upon later, and when the contract with the Dal bo ueonle throue-h O i I TTl^ TTTV 4. vr WTT contract with the Dalb people through their agent about a year ago for the delivery of a lot of Bliss Triumph po tatoes on board cars at Princeton for thirty-five cents a bushel, he to furnish sacks. He sent the company a check for $500 as part payment on the con tract in the month of May and claims that the company banked the check and kept the money until some time in July when they sent back the money and stated that they would be unable to fill the contract. The stock was to be delivered during the months of December and January last and for the alleged failure of the company to deliver stock he brings an action for $5,000 damages. President Olander of the company was placed on the stand as the first witness and when court ad journed he was engaged in an effort to explain the relationship between his company and its representative at Princeton. THE CRIMINAL CALENDAR. The Grand Jury Returns Several Indict- mentsA Few Cases for Trial. There were five cases on the criminal calendar when court opened, four of them being for the illegal sale of liquor, while the other was against Harley Wright for unlawfully uttering a forged instrument. The case against Frank L. Daigel was disposed of by Daigle entering a plea of guilty of selling liquor on Sunday and he was fined $20 and released. There were two cases against John Q. Evans of Vineland and one against John Kruger of Lawrence for the illegal sale of liquor. Harley Wright was arraigned in court and entered a plea of not guilty and W. S. Foster was appointed by the court to defend the accused man. Charles Mercer, the Milaca man who was charged with an indecent assault on a girl under the age of fourteen, was indicted by the grand jury and when he was arraigned he entered a plea of not guilty and E. L. McMillan was appointed as his attorney. The grand jury found indictments against Amos Freel, Gilbert Perry and Isaac and Marion Bumbaugh for the violation of the game laws, they having been charged with having in their possession a lot of venison out of season. Another indictment was returned by the gra*j jury aad. bench warrant was issued for the party who will be arraigned in court charged with having misappropriated some notes. The grand jury did not find any bills against Freland Bockoven, Frank Blair and Maurice Guyette, and the parties were discharged. There being no further business be fore the grand jury it was discharged yesterday forenoon. Court Notes. It was a light civil calendar. Walter Bard who was drawn on the petit jury, was not present as he has removed to Anoka. Several of the petit jurors were tardy Tuesday morning, when court opened, but most of them arrived by ten o'clock. There was a scarcity of petit jurors Tuesday and the court ordered a spec ial venire of five who were impressed into service for their country. Prof. Selleck and several of the young men of the high school were in attendance Tuesday and Wednesday af ternoon and no doubt some of the boys secured some good pointers for their next mock trial. Clerk of Court Briggs was handi capped in the performance of his du ties by the lingering traces of tonsi litis and he was so hoarse that in calling the jurors Sheriff Claggett and Deputy Fred Newton had to call the names. Among the attorneys present from outside points were Carl F. J. Goebel and W. S. Foster of Milaca J. R. Donahue and R. B. Brower of St. Cloud Sylvester Kipp of St. Paul Frank T. White of Elk River Geo. C. Stiles, Edson S. Gaylord and G. R. Childs of Mineapolis. Several high-school girls, some of them members of the class in civics, were present at the opening of court, to get a few practical judicial lessons. They heard the judge's charge to the jury and listened to the reading and sifting of the calendar. Clerk Briggs supplied them with copies of the calen dar so they could follow the proceed ings. Clerk of Court Briggs was kept pretty busy a part of the time making out first and second papers for those who desired to get next Uncle Sam. Those to whom full citizenship papers were issued were the following: Sam uel E. Sykes, Fred X. Reibenstein, Halvor O. Gausel, Wm. Best, Geo. Stamm, Noak Johnson, John William Mode, John Williams, K. A. Ander son, A. P. Sjoblom and Paul Hedin. SAMUET DIES. Was One of the Early Settlers in the Town of Glendorado, Settling Therein 1875. Hiram H. Millett, One of the Old Set- tlers of Princeton, Died Last Saturday Night. Samuel Uran, one of the old settlers of the town of Glendorado, Benton county, died at his home last Thurs day at the age of eighty-seven years. He located on section thirty-four in that township in 1875 and made his home there until his death. The funeral services were held on Monday at 1 p. m. at the M. E. church at Santiago, Rev. W. H. Orrock offi ciating, and the interment was in the St. Francis cemetery. Mr. Uran was born in Rutland county, Vermont, on the sixth of April, 1817. At the age of eleven years he moved to New York and in 1854 to Illinois, coming to Minnesota in 1867. He first located at Maine Prairie, Stearns county, where he reined for six year when he moved to Glendordo. He leaves a wife and several children. Mr. Uran in his younger days took a great deal of interest in local affairs and was chairman of the town board at difterent times and held other local offices. Death of H. H. Millett. After a long illness H. H. Millett passed away at his home in Princeton last Saturday night about eleven o'clock. Mr. Millett had been in very feeble health and was confined to his home most of the time. The funeral was held at the house yesterday fore noon at 10 o'clock and the interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery. Rev. Gratz officiated at the funeral which was attended by many of the old friends and acquaintances of the de ceased. Hiram H. Millett was born Oct. 5th, 1826, in Charleston, Maine. He came to Minnesota in 1855. In 1862 Mr. Mil lett enlisted in Company D, Sixth Minn., regiment. After serving eight jEu.i,th. he was discharged for dis ability. In 1862 he located in Prince ton where 1 he was married to Mary Jones, Oct. 22, 1867. One son was born to them who is living in Bemidji. It is not necessary to enter into an extended account of his life as he was personally known to all old settlers of Princeton, but the fortitude and pa tience that characterized his daily life cannot be fully known except by those intimately acquainted with him. In the great summing up of the hidden when the gloss and frivolities of this life are brushed away we may reason ably expect that all will be understood and unto a merciful Judge we commit him. N R. J. Easter Services. Easter Sunday was all that could be wished in the way of weather, and the weather man certainly served up a very fine bit of climate for the occa sion. The day came pretty early on the calendar this year, but it was not marred by any freakish conditions of weather, and Easter toggery was dis played under the best of conditions. The day was most fittingly observed at the churches where there was a beautiful display of Easter lilies, and flowers and potted plants, and all be tokened new life and inspiration. There was special music at all the churches, and services in keeping with the day. At the Catholic church Father Levings celebrated the usual masses, and there was special music by the choir at the 10:30 mass, when the church was crowded. The floral decorations were pretty and appro priate. At the Congregational church the display of flowers was handsome and the new pulpit furniture looked very rich. The choir sang special Easter anthems at both services, and Rev. Steenson preached two very interest ing sermons. Services at the Methodist church were specially interesting, because of quite elaborate musical features both morning and evening. Mrs. M. E. Rutherford of Minneapolis sang "He is Risen" as an offertory, and she was accompanied on the piano by her instructor Mrs. N. Dreisbauch of Minneapolis. At the evening services Mrs. Rutherford sang "Peace", as an offertory and by special request she sang "He is Risen". She pos sosses a rich soprano voice of good compass and little artificial quality. The chorus sang Dudley Buck's Te Deum, which for a chorus of practi cally untrained voices was rendered with considerable credit. Mrs. Dreis bauch remarked that Prof. Selleck deserved'great credit for taking so APRIL 7, 1904. many raw voices and drilling them to sing a te deum as well as they did, and those who made up the chorus are entitled to great credit for their work. It could not be expected that a te deum could be rendered with elaborate effect by green voices, and yet the chorus under the circumstances did well. Rev. Gratz delivered two good sermons during the day. The church was decorated in a lavish man ner with flowers. DIED ON THE TRAIN. Father of John Hull of Blue Hill Dies En Route to Princeton. Thomas Hull, the father of John Hull who lives in the town of Blue Hill, died near Watertown, Wis., on a train on the Milwaukee road while en route with his sister, Mrs. Margaret Habern of Hawk's Station, Ohio, to Washington where he resided. John Hull received a letter from his father on Wednesday to meet him at the train at Princeton on Thursday, and a short time after he received the letter he was advised by wire of the sudden death of his father and a happy meet ing was quickly turned to one of sor row and sadness. Mrs. Habern, the sister of Thos. Hull, is quite an old lady and when Hull died it beeame necessary to remove the body at once from the train and make preparations for burial. Kind friends assisted her in her sudden bereavement and when she arrived in Princeton with the body she was well nigh worn out from the shock and the worry and care. The body was met at the train by Mr. Hull and some of his neighbors who as sisted him in removing the body to his home. The funeral was held at the Wheeler school house Saturday after noon, Rev. W. E. J. Gratz officiating. The interment was at Blue Hill ceme tery. Mr. Hull's father resided in the state of Washington and last fall he went to Ohio to visit some of his relatives and stopped off and spent a few days with his son here. He was seventy years of age and had been in very fair health for a man of his age, but he fell and injured his shoulder last win ter, though he had written his son that he was feeling very good and thought that he would be able to stand the trip all right. Mr. Hull leaves seven chil dren and two sisters to mourn his loss. A CbHIy Proposition. If to be without honor in your baili wick makes a prophet of a man, cer tainly Judge Collins' title is clear. Reports that come from St. Cloud are truly surprising. There is hardly a man of prominence in that city who is his sincere supporter, while nearly every one of the men whose names are known in politics there, hopes for his defeat. When asked why they are not working for the judge, they say: "Why should we work for him? He never did anything for us nor for any one else except himself. He has never even done anything for the town ex cept to hold office in it. He has not lived here except nominally, for years, his real home is in Minneapolis and when he has anything to invest, he puts up a business block there or in some other town, but never in St. Cloud. Except his residence property he does not own a foot of decently im proved property in the city." Then with a look of utmost indifference they dub him a "chilly proposition" and turn away. It is that feeling that comes from his own town and is echoed throughout the State, that is every day weakening Judge Collins' candidacy. No one owes him any thing: no man, woman or child or or ganization is under the least obliga tion to him he never helped any one in politics or otherwise save himself and it is not to be wondered at that the people are for warm-hearted, bluff, generous Bob Dunn.Delano Eagle. An Easter Wedding. The wedding of Mr. Melker Ax and Miss Christine Hoglund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erick Hoglund of the town of Princeton, was solemnized on Easter Sunday at the home of the bride at 2:30 p. m., by Rev. W. E. J. Gratz of the Princeton M. E. Church. The ceremony was performed in the pres ence of the relatives and a few friends of the contracting parties who are among the most popular of the young people in the vicinity of Three Corners, and they could not have started life together under more happy auspices than those of the spirit of Easter time with its gladness. Mr. Ax and wife begin housekeeping at the Ax farm and the i on wishes them Easter tide joy and happiness throughout their lives. Road Master Dies. Matt Faucht, road master of this division of the Great Northern, died at the hospital at St. Cloud Tuesday night of appendicitis. He was wejl known in this section and lived at Milaca for some'time, having removed recently to St. Cloud. VOLUME XXYIII. NO. 17. BOOZE T0WUS08ERS Orrin Hamilton Charged With Having Passed Whisky to Prisoners in the Village Lockup. They Were AH Jaggy When Marshal Newton and Sheriff Claggett Called For Them. Orrin Hamilton, who works in the Steeves barn, got himself into trouble yesterday by passing a pint bottle of whisky into the lockup where Harley Wright. Charles Mercer and Charles Tibbetts were confined awaiting their appearance in court. They were brought up this week and when Mar shal Newton and Sheriff Claggett went to the lockup yesterday morning they discovered that the prisoners were all intoxicated and suspicion rested at once on the Hamilton boy who was placed in the lockup and later in the day was taken before Justice Chad bourne and his case was postponed until to-day when he will be given a hearing. His offense, if he is really guilty of having committed it, is a serious one and is of a criminal na ture. It is a matter for the investiga tion of the grand jury which has just been discharged and if Hamilton is bound over he will have some time to wait before he is tried. Off the Bench at Last. Loren W. Collins is no longer a justice of the supreme court of Minne sota. He no longer appears in the dual role of standing aspirant for po litical office and member of our high est judicial tribunal, in which he has been so well known for all these years. Better still, he is no longer one who actively urges his candidacy for gov ernor from the vantage ground of an office which is supposed to be separ ated by a wide gulf from the dusty, undignified competitions of common politics. The News Tribune ventures the pre diction that Judge Collins is the last justice of the supreme court of Minne sota who will ever permit his name to be mentioned as a candidate for po litical office 'without resigning from the bench at the very incipiency of a movement in his favor. Judge Collins' offense against the decorum of our loftiest court is of long standing. He stands now on his record for ability and intergity but no other justice of the supreme court will ever get further than the first step of a campaign for political office on the bench. The people may seem to be callous to Collins' error, but they have still ample time to show their feelings, and imagine how they would view any other judge's candi dacy if not preceded by his resigna tion. Judge Collins is not a man of sensi tive nature, but even he must feel easier, now that he is not using the bench for a political stump.Duluth News-Tribune. Editor Fairbanks Sees Princeton. Editor Willis Fairbanks of the Mora Enterprise was in Princeton last Sat urday. Mr. Fairbanks is secretary of the Kanabec County Agricultural society and he came down to see Sec retary Newbert about arranging dates for the fairs so that they would not conflict. The Mora people are figur ing on holding their fair about the middle of September while the officials of the Mille Lacs County Agricultural society are thinking of holding the county fair this year ahead of the State fair. Mr. Fairbanks while here took in the Mark sale which had drawn a lot of farmers to town and he was surprised at the crowd of people on the streets, but when told that such was a common occurrence he could not help but form a pretty good opin ion of Princeton and he paid the place many handsome compliments. Timing an Egg. Cooks are often accused of want of method, but the Aunt Dinah in Howard Paul's new egg story is not open to any such reproach. Invari ably when she put the eggs in the saucepan she began singing "Rock of Ages," and sang through two verses. "Aunt Dinah," asked Mr. Paul, "are there verses in that hymn?" "Dar is, massa, but I sings only two when I wants 'em soft, and three when I wants 'em hard." His other story is good too. He was traveling on a Pennsyl vania railway, and when his breakfast was brought the eggs were underdone. "What time' are we making on the train?" he asked the waiter. "A mile a minute, sir." "Then boil the eggs another mile and they'll be quite right.''London Truth. -Live Stock Sale at Foley. The E. Mark Live Stock Co. will hold a sale of thoroughbred bulls at Folev op the sixteenth of April. 5