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i ^V* ^w. rb LTiolrtVi/Ml SrtO.U* Minnesota ttisioricall Society THE" ABULLETJNHISHEAD Emil iRiebe, a Seven-Year-Old Boy of Bogus Brook, is Struck in Head by Rifle Ball. Swan and Enoch Pierson Under Ar- rest Charged With Having Committed the Deed. A sad shooting accident occurred in the south end of the town of Bogus Brook on Monday by which Emil Reibe, the seven-} ear-old son of Mrs. Otilla Reibe. who lives in the south ern part of the town, received a very serious bullet wound in the head. The boy is now at the Northwestern ho pital where he was taken immediately after the accident, if it may be called such, and the bullet extracted by Dr. Cooney. The little /Reibe boy with several other boys was playing on the river bank near which point xo is said that two young men named Pierson have traps. The Pier sons were not far from where the boys were laying and each had a rifle. They appeared to be annojed because the boys were playing a* that point'and feared that they 'vould disturb their traps or mo lest them, and the} attempted to drive the boys away. It is claimed that when sonwof the smaller boys who were whollv innocent did not heed the warning that the Pierson brothers fired over the boys' heads to scare or intimidate them, and when the little fellows did not realize the serious warning the rifles were fired a second time, with no intention of harming the boys, but as a result of the discharge of one of the rifles the Reibe boy was hit in the mouth by a 22-calibre ball which struck one of the boj 's teeth, and then passed through the muscles in the side of the neck, just missing the jugular vein, and lodging at the base of the skull. Dr. Coonej lo cated the bullet with the X-ray and then extracted it The boj is reported as getting along all right at the pres ent time, but it is one of those cases where ultimate results cannot be de termined. After the Pierson bojs saw what they had done they "wen home *^^^^elnjttte^'BSy~-andtoltdtoththe mother what had happened and acknowledged that they fired over the boj to scare them. The} offered to pa} whatever epxenses were incurred because of the accident, but the mother insisted on the Pieison boys being arrested and held to answer to the law. The father of the injured bo} was awaj from home at the time The mother of the Reibe bo} sw ore out a warrant for the arrest of the Pierson brothers }esterday forenoon, and they are charged with assault in the first degiee The} were brought U) town b} Marshal Newton and will be given a hearing todaj. ZIMMEB1IAX BOl WAS KILLED Joseph Violet ot Zimmerman Lost His Life in Crocker Hotel. One of the victims of the Crocker hotel disaster in Minneapolis was Joseph Violet nephew of Thomas Vio let of Zimmerman. The Violet boj had worked for Blanchet at Zimmerman, but had recently left that place to drive a hack in Minneapolis. Thomas Violet went to Minneapolis as soon as he learned of his nephew's death, and was present when the body was reco\ered. A friend of Joseph Violet told Mr Violet that his nephew had $150 the day before the catas trophe All the money the firemen found was a receipt for $40 deposited in the First National bank, a five dollar bill and thirty cents in change. The Story and Clark Contest. The following is the standing of the Story & Clark piano contest given by L. W. Pierson and J. C. Herdliska. The counting of the votes occurred at Herdliska's jewelry store on Monday evening, Dec. 26th. Mrs. Annie King is in the lead with Mrs. J. A. Grahek as second. The next counting will be held in the same place on Jan. 9th, 1905, at 8 p. m. All contestants and those who are interested are requested to be present at the counting. Mrs Annie King Mrs A Grahek Northwestern Hospital Swedish Lutheran Church Mrs. Frank Peterson Mrs John Thoma Mrs N Jaax Lutheran Church Princeton E Church Spencer Brook Catholic Church Good Templars \K 2~iX 1,286 631 178 161 77 63 26 6 3 1 Rural Route Out of Milaca. A government inspector of rural mail routes inspected the proposed new route from Milaca through Borg holm and Bogus Brook townships a week ago, and as a result of his in vestigations he has recommended that the route be established next spring providing that about one mile of road in Borgholm township is completed which is necessary for a continuous connection of the route. The farmers w^^vjir? r^o"^ 1 will clear up the road this winter and have it ready to grade the first thing next spring. The route will be twenty-one miles in length and will supply 175 families with their mail daily. The inspector said that for the length of the route it will supply a great many more fam ilies than is usual in that distance. It also gives a pretty good idea of the rapid settlement and development of central Mille Lacs county. County Commissioner Nels M. Pet erson has interested himself in getting the route established, and has spent a great deal of time getting the signers to petition. There are families enough in any direction from Milaca to establish good routes but the chief drawback has been a connection of the roads in such a manner that a circuit could be made. With their mail delivered at their home every day free of charge the farmers of this section will find a vast difference in the convenience of living here.Milaca Times. Auditor Blomgr en to be a Banker. County Auditor T. C. Blomgren has been offered the position of cashier in the First State bank at Cambridge, which will open for buisness in a few days. Mr. Blomgren has served as auditor for four ears and was re cently elected for a third term. The taxpayers of the county will regret to lose the services of Mr. Blomgren, but he is a oung man of ability, and it must be admitted that his future prospects are better as a business man than in trusting to the fortune of poli tics. We understand he will not re sign as auditor for some time at least, the office work being done by former Auditor Peter Grift and Edwin Dan ielson Isanti News Christinas Observance. The Christmas season is a thing of the past but it was observed in Prince ton with the usual amount of joy and festiv it} On Christmas Ev there were special programs appropriate for the occasion at the Methodist, Congiegational and German Lutheran churches The children of the Sun day schools of the churches partici pated in the programs with genuine Christmas spirit and cheer which was enjojed by all the old folks who at tended. Santa Claus and the Christ mas trees were the principal attrac tions and the little ones went home with happ} reminders of the season. On Christmas day there were special services at the churches with Christ mas music. In the evening services were held at the Methodist church, Rev. Sninnerton preaching on the subject "The D} namics of Crhistmas, after which there were consecration services. The other churches did not hold evening services. Frorn Turkey to Turmoil. It seemed as if any old day was Christmas this }ear, though of course Sunday was the da}. But Sunday is Sunda} with most folk, and Christ mas is Christmas so that it was not a real celebration of the da} to observe Sundav Monda} was generally ob served in the cities and most places, but the only places of business in Princeton that closed on Monday to take a day off were the banks and the roller mill. There was an attempt to have the stores close for the day but all could not agree to it and the result was that all kept open and did very little business. An attempt is being made to close next Monday for New Year's but all probability there will be no concerted action in the mat ter and there will be no observance of the day. Whv not recognize the da} sand rest when there is an op portunity. There will be just as much business in the long run and all will be in better shape to handle it. The Milling-in-Bcmcl Bill. A Washington dispatch says: The house committee on ways and means has fixed Jan. 11 as the date for the hearing of the Stevens bill to facili tate milling in bond b} allowing by products of wheat ground in bonded mills to be sold in this country on payment of duty equivalent to that which would be paid upon them if im ported in that form from a foreign countrv. There will be opposition to the bill on behalf of wheat farmers of the northwest. The assertion is made that the northwestern wheat interests would suffer on account of the admis sion of by-products to the American market at a low rate of duty. To meet this objection Representa tive Davis of Minnesota will intro duce a bill after the holidays propos ing to permit the sale in the United States of by-products from the manu facture of flour in bond on the condi tion that a duty of six and one-quarter cents per bushel be paid on the for eign wheat used in manufacturing this flour. -v THE NErOFFICIALS. Five New County Officials Will As- sume Their Public Duties the First of the Year. Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Register of Deeds, Coroner and Superin- tendent Are They. "Ring out the old, ring in the new," will be heard at the court house this jear, and on the first day of the new year five new county officials will as sume office while the present incum bents will retire to engage in other oc cupations. The new count} officials are as follows: Robert H. King, clerk of court, Charles W. Burnhelm. register of deeds, Guy Ewing, super intendent of schools. Harry Shock- R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 per Year. PBINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, HINNE80TA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1904. VOLUME XXIX. NO. 3. DR H. BACON Coroner ley, sheriff, and Dr P. Bacon, coroner. The new officers ot the count} are far from being strangers to the people of the county as they have resided in the county for several years. /The new clerk of court Robert H. King, was born in Spencer Brook, just over the county line, and is in one sense a Princeton boy. He is onl} twenty seven years of age, and is what might be termed a self-made man, or young man, for in fact he is only a boy, but possesses a good business head and a capacity for forging ahead that has made him a winner. It was only a few years ago that he started west and while on a ranch in Idaho was kicked by a horse and be cause of malpractice on the part of the attending physician blood poison ing set in the injured leg. and the re sult was that Bob was laid up in the hospital for several months, with his life hanging in the balance a part of the time. He was obliged to have bis leg amputated to save his life and even at that the surgeon did not prom ise him any dead sure things in the way of a future existence on this sphere, but he pulled through and dame back to his home to wait for his stub of a leg to heal so he could get an artificial walking stick which he *did as soon as he was able to wear one and then he started in for busi ness. He opened a real estate and loan office in Princeton a few years ago and has worked up a snug busi ness. Last fall he looked over the field and decided to run for clerk of court, and the public knows the rest. Mr. King will take up his duties as clerk just the same as he started in businseswith the intention of being the master. He is unmarried and lives in Princeton. Charles W. Burnhelm, the new regis ter of deeds, is a resident of Bock where he has a store, and a saw mill. He is also the postmaster at Bock, ^nd since residing there has been verv successful. In 189(3 he was elected countv commissioner from the Third New County Officials. JROBT KING Clerk of Crurt GUY EWING County Supenntendent of Schools W BURNHELM Register of Deedb district and held the office one term, lie has been a member of the Repub lican count} committee and has al- a} taken an active interest in the politics of the county. Mr. Burnhelm is well qualified for the office. He is married and has a fine home at Bock, and it is said that he will not make his home in Princeton, but will give his personal attention to the office. The new superintendent of schools, Gu} Ewing, is well known to the peo ple of Mille Lacs county. There is hardly a point in the whole county where he has not many personal friends. His work the last few years in the piano and organ and the in surance business has taken him all over the county. But it was long be- forty-nine years ago and has been a fore he engaged in this business that he became known to the people of the FromTis" fancy^herd and iTcontaSd county. For eleven years he was a 5.4 butter fat, or thans double school teacher and taught in the has lived in Mille Lacs county most of the time since coming to the State. He is thoroughly qualified for the dtuies of his office and will make a good superintendent of schools. Mr. Ewing is married and lives in Prince ton. Harry Shockley, the new sheriff who will take the office that Sheriff Claggett has held for several years, is a resident of Milaca, where he was for a time constable and marshal of the village. The Union endeavored to secure a cut of the sheriff and some data for the benefit of our readers, but Mr. Shockley was probably away from home for several days and did not receive the request from the Union. He is a married man and it is understood that he will move to Princeton and reside. Dr. H. P. Bacon, who will hold the office of coroner for the next two years, resides at Milaca and has practiced medicine very successfully at that place for the last six or seven years. He is a member of the pension examining board, having been re cently appointed to that position. Dr. Bacon is a married man, and will continue to reside at Milaca. A Mille Lacs County Case. In the last batch of supreme court decisions was one reversing an order of Judge Searle for a new trial in the caes of Katherine Alice Briggs vs. M. S. Rutherford. The case was tried before a jury at the April term of the district court for Mille Lacs county and a verdict was rendered for plaint iff for $56.50. Later the court granted a motion for a new trial of the case, and from this motion the plaintiff ap pealed to the supreme court. Justice Douglass who wrote the decision sajs: "Following Root vs. Childs, 68 Minn. 142, where the obligation of a party to a contract is to pa} only up on the happening of a contingency, its occurence must be alleged in the complaint in an action for the recov ery of the mone}. "Where it clearly appears the de fendant was not misled or in any way prejudiced in maintaining his defense upon the merits, an amendment of the complaint to conform to the facts proved should be allowed even after judgment. Adams vs. Castle, 64 Minn.. 505 Gen. Stat. 1894, Section 5262. -**Whes& the verdict is -clearly sus tained by the evidence, and it not ap pearing affirmatively that the trial court granted a new trial in the exer cise of its disrection, following Fitger vs. Guthrie, 89 Minn. 330. such an or der will be rev ersed.'' The litigation was over a pa}ment on a contract for a piece of land. SCKLB STOCK Judge Murraj of Wadena County Gives His Oomiou of Scrub stock. Two weeks ago an article appeared in the Pioneer -Journal from John Cooper of St. Cloud in which it set forth ver} plainly wh} it does not pay to raise scrub stock. The article, according to Judge Murray of this city, struck a key note which should be well explained all over this section of the country. Mr. Murra} explained in course of conversation with the Pioneer Journal that a short time ago he shipped from one of his large farms two car loads of two-year-old cattle to South St. Paul. One of the cars contained twenty half blood Shorthorn steers for which he re ceived a minimum price of $20 per head. The other contained about the same number of scrub steers and for these he received a trifle over $8 per head. Mr. Murra} states that the scrubs which he shipped were in ex actly as good condition as the half breeds and weighed practically near as much. It cost as much to raise them as it did the better grade and they were fed the same amount of food and roamed in the same pasture. In this instance he realized a net profit of nearly $12 per head more for the good stock than the scrubs which is nothing more than a clear profit. Mr. Murray thinks the farmers should pay more attention to raising high-grade cattle and thinks they will net a hand some profit for their trouble. By this he does not mean for the farmers to dispose of all their cattle at once but buy a good breed of a bull and grad ually improve their stock and in a few years they will have it graded up to a good standard. Another instance which is cited about raising good stock is from the Elm Ridge Stock farm of which R. L. Calkins is owner. A short time ago Mr. Calkins sold all his scrub cows and bought Short horns and Holsteins. Recently he had the butter fat of the milk tested tnaf Princeton schools many years, hold- ^at one blooded cow is worth three of the scrub kind for dairy purposes lug the position as principal several an the averagemore. cow Thi means th sotf i years and he was principal of the keepinegc one of these than the* Milaca schools for three years. Mr. former kind. If farmera would pa Ewing was born in the state of Ohio no a mor UNIONS wfrom iortE attention to thinsy brancH of farmv iug we predict it could be made one of th bip resident of Minnesota since 1883. and dena Pioneer-Journal.fosrceSOUtse| RIOAL- MASONS ENTERTAIN. Joint Installation of Officers of Ma- sonic and Eastern Star Lodges Last Monday Night. H. R. Adams, Past Grand Master, is Present and Installs and De- livers Address. The joint installation of the officers of the Masonic lodge and the Eastern Star at the new lodge rooms of the Masons last Monday night was one of the most interesting civic order events as well as social events that has been witnessed in Princeton for a long time. The Masons and the ladies of the Eastern Star were at home with a true fraternal and social spirit. Many bad been invited to witness the joint installation of the officers of the two lodges and there were nearly 200 pres ent. Past Grand Master H. R. Adams of Minneapolis was present and acted as installing officer for the elective and appointive officers of the Masonic lodge while Mrs. Rose Pat terson installed the officers of the Eastern Star. C. A. Dicke}, retiring worshipful master, made an address of welcome, after which the installation ceremony took place. H. R. Adams, the past grand mas ter of the State, is a Mason if there ever was one. He was born in the old Masonic lodge room at Monticello where many of the early Masons of the State were wont to congregate, and he is thoroughly imbued wtih the spirit of Masonry. He is a Masonic student and possesses a wealth of Ma sonic information that makes him at all times a most interesting speaker at all Masonic events. Mr. Adams delivered a very instructive and elo quent address on the theme that is closest to his heart and it was list ened to with great pleasure. The ladies' quartette composed of Mrs. H. C. Cooney, Mrs. Bradley P. Taylor, Mrs. C. A. Caley and Miss Anna Dielman sang several songs and Miss Belle Grant rendered a piano solo as a part of the evening's pro gram. The labor to refreshment" part of the program was a happy finish to the evening's events, and a fine lunch was served to all present. The Masonic officers installed were as follows- "Worshipful Master, B. D. Grant: senior warden, J. F. Zimmer man: junior warden, T. L. Armitage: seinor deacon, I. C. Patterson: junior deacon, Fred Burrell: senior steward, Archie Grant junior steward, Wm. Neel}: tyler, M. A. Tibbetts: secre tary, Fred Keith: treasurer. N. E. Jesmer. The officers of the Eastern Star in stalled were as follows: Worthy Ma tron, Mrs H. C. Coone}: wrothy patron, Guj Ewing: assistant matron. Mrs. Aug Rines: conductress, Mrs. M. S. Rutherford assistant conduct ress. Mrs. Eva Keith secretary, Ma bel Evans treasurer, Mrs. Carlton warden, Mrs. L. S. Libby: sentinel, M. A Tibbetts- chaplain, Mrs W. P. Chase: Ada, Mrs. E. M. Farnham Ruth. Mrs. Loretta Howard: Esther, Mrs. Rose Patterson Martha. Mis. Mary Rines: Electa, Mrs. Guy Ewing, organist, Mrs F. L. Ludden THE NEW COUNTY BOARD. New Hoard of County Commissioners to Meet Next Tuesday The new board of count} commis sioners will meet at the court house next Tuesday and will take up the county business and dispose of the same where the old board left off at its last and final meeting. There will be two new members on the board at the next meeting. John Dalchow of the Third commissioner district who resides in the town of Bogus Brook will succeed Nels M. Peterson while John W. McClure of the Fifth district and who resides at Onamia will take the chair vacated by T. F. Norton. L. S. Libby was re-elected at the last election but is not a new member at the commissioner table. Mr. Dalchow is a new man in the harness as he never served on the board before, but as a member of the town board he is not a stranger to the work required of a commissioner. John W. McClure will be a new man in the discharge of a commissioner's duties, but he too will not be lacking in vthose 1 S 5* qualifica tions which make a useful member of the board. Mr. McClure is a busi nessman and has had the responsi bilities of heavy business interests on his shoulders for several years. He well understands what the duties of a county commissioner are. The inter ests of Third and Fifth districts will be properly looked after the next four years. The board after the new members are sworn in will take up the bonds of the county officers and approve them, and then settle down to the dis charge of its regular duties.