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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
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.
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
2~iX 1,286
631 178
77 63
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"^
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
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
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-
ley, sheriff, and Dr P. Bacon,
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.
Clerk of Crurt
County Supenntendent of Schools
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
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.
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
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
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
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|
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
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.
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
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
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
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.

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