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Hiss Grace C. Norton of Cove Called
From This World of Suffer-
ing to Realms Above.
Barrett Carter, Esther Findell, Emil
Anderson and Clarence Smith
Answer God's Summons.
Miss Grace Cecilia Norton, daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs. Thomas F. Nor
ton of Cove, who last week arrived
here for the purpose of obtaining
medical treatment from Dr. Cooney,
died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.
B. Anderson on Sunday morning,
March 25, 1906, at 6.30 o'clock, aged
years The primary cause of death
was rheumatic fever. Miss Norton
did not possess the strongest of con
stitutions, as she had suffered more
less from rheumatic troubles for a
considerable period of time. About
three years ago she was also attacked
with peritonitis and was at that time
subjected to an operation by Dr.
Cooney which seemingly effected a
Grace C. Norton was born in Daw
son, Minn on February 22, 1887,
and had resided at Cove with her
parents about seven years. She was
well known to many Princeton people,
ha\ mg accompanied her father here
unon numerous occasions and being
one ot the attendants at the summer
school in 1903 In literature she was
exceptionally well "versed, and won
many prizes in competition with some
ot the brightest writers of the north
Miss. Norton was a young lady
possessed of a most loveable disposi
tionamiable and cheerful even
though suffering phj sically. She was
at all times industrious, and a true
lover of home, parents, brothers and
bisters. Home had far more charms
for her than dances, entertainments
and similar social functions. She
was a devout Christian and a lady
possessing" many sterling principles
which are rarities in this world of sin.
The untimely taking away of this
estimable young lady is an unrecov
erable blow to those who loved her
dearly, but God, in his infinite
goodness and mercy, knows that which
is best The knowledge that she is no
longer a sufferer should tend in a
measure to console those who in sor
row she has left behind.
'Tis oft the purest, fairest flower 's
the first to fade and die.
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Cathcart at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. B. Anderson on Monday
aiternoon and the remains were upon
the same day taken to Milaca, being
escorted to that place by Guy Ewing
and George I. Staples. From there
they were conveyed to Cove and tem
porarily interred in a vault upon the
property of deceased's parents.
The pallbearers at Princeton were:
B. M. VanAIstem, K. H. Burrell, E.
E. Whitney, G. A. Eaton, Guy Ewing
and G. I. Staples.
Several beautiful floral tributes were
contributed by sympathizing friends.
The heartfelt sympathy of the com
munity at large is tendered to Mr. and
Mrs. Norton and family in this, the
hour of their sorrow.
Barrett Carter.
Barrett Carter, a veteran of the
civil war, died at Milaca on March 22,
from paralysis, following a long
period of sickness attributable to
hardships undergone in the service of
his country.
Barrett Carter was born in New
York on April 5, 1836, and during the
civil war enlisted in the 127th volun
teer regiment of that state. While
this regiment was one of the latest
mustered into the service it partici
pated in many hard-fought battles in
Virginia and the Carolina.
Among the survivors of the family
are two sons, two daughters, one
brother and one sister, the sons be
ing Chester of Milaca and William of
Bemidji and the daughters, Mrs.
Chas. Dickey of Milaca and Mrs.
William Campbell of Washington.
The brother and sister are: L. D.
Carter of Zimmerman and Mrs. A. J.
Barrett of Everett, Washington.
The funeral services were conducted
in the Congregational church at
Milaca on Monday morning at 9
o'clock by Rev. Olin and the remains
brought to Princeton upon the same
day and interred in Oak Knoll ceme
tery. Wallace T. Rines post, G. A. R.,
conducted the services at the grave in
accord with the ritual of that organ
ization, and many old soldiers were
present to bid farewell to their com
Esther Findell.
Esther, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel Findell, died at the home of
her parents in Wyanett from tubereu-
s*w^?? m^nw^^'W^^fizf
lar peritonitis on Friday, March 23,
aged 15 years.
The funeral rites were observed in
the Mission church, Wyanett, on Sat
urday, March 24, at 1 o'clock, Rev.
Bloom officiating.
Esther was of a particularly bright
and affectionate disposition and
throughout her long term of sickness
bore her affliction with remarkable
fortitude. She will be greatly missed,
not alone by her parents, but by those
friends with whom she was associated
in daily life.
Emil Anderson.
Emil Anderson died at the home of
his parents in Wyanett on Monday,
March 26, from tuberculosis, aged 31
years. Mr. Anderson was unmarried.
Those of the family surviving are
his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Anderson four brothers,
Albin, David, Edward, John and two
sisters, Miss Anna Anderson and Mrs.
Greenwall of Minneapolis.
The funeral will be held at the Mis
sion church, Wyanett, this (Thursday)
afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Bloom
will officiate.
Claren Smith.
Clarence, the three-month-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith, died at
the home of his parents in Waynett on
Sunday morning, March 25, at 7:30.
The funeral was held in Wyanett on
Tuesday, March 27 at 2 p. m., Rev.
Henderson of the Princeton Congre
gational church conducting the ser
The Distribution of the State, County and
Town Funds as Officially Apportioned.
The apportionment of the taxes on
the March settlement, as computed by
County Auditor Whitney and Treas
urer Burrell, is as follows:
State Revenue Si 046 60
Unnersitj 139 82
1 Mill School bOfa 92
Total ${ 795 10
County Revenue $2 959 2G
Penalty Costs and Interest i i44 22
Railroad bonds 91 18
Court House Bonds 44 84
Refunding Bonds 507 64
County Poor 780 73
Road and Bridge 1 927 01
Ditch 7 r~
Total .38.862.65
Revenue State loan
Total Total
$596 29
223 41
$819 70
Road and bridae
Moore judgment.
$430 Ob
194 74
1 58
$635 38
$1 455 08
State Rev-
Loan enue
$144 46
58 18
96 93
93 51
327 16 49 66
72 86
23 10
30 96 25 99
3 53 25 26
21 45 23 42
15 77
21 42 26 18
10 61
Princeton Bogus Brook
Greenbush Milo Milaca
South Harbor
Isle Harbor
Page East Side
Onamia Hayland
Bridge 3333 86
145 28
221 20
198 82
100 99
172 07
67 29
33 97
59 17
57 9b
22 38
28 64
24 46
Total township taxes
No of Dist
2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
10 11 12
17 18 19
31 22 23
24 25
26 27 28 29 30... 31
32 33 57
$118 07
18 72
27 72
24 03
37 38
46 25
41 35
25 06
52 29
42 59
8 24
23 12
17 35
$104 52 665 93 $1466 09 $483 17
$2,718 71
Bids and
General Special
$175 67 $2,510 03
9 03
20 43
18 75
24 44
15 61
,12 90
8 49
10 75
13 21
12 41
13 00
$433 92
86 96
138 27
182 42
116 03
103 86
48 20
72 67
39 92
179 99
182 98
168 17
12 36 23
12 37
6b 53
13 50
120 66
48 67
246 10
38 20
3 81
20 94
45 66
32 96
18 82
33 80
7 68
15 53
11 54
42 42
17 82
27 24
3 95
39 39
9 80
32 80
30 20
4 75
16 60
6 21
134 06 4 817 79
29 28
4 46
13 43
4 70
7 80
3 90
5 53
6 54
4 72
3 56
5 28
3 79
4 15
3 91
6 62
4 57
6 64
423 174
126 41
26 86
188 60
70 67
113 55
58 34
82 97
50 24
73 30
55 82
52 67
25 47
56 40
12 35
48 81
45 42
99 41
68 77
89 42
61 30
25 62
8609 24 10,079 69 $1414 56
Total school district taxes
Total settlement
$13,103 49
$26,935 33
A Good Fair of Boots.
"You know,"said a''smart" young
man to a girl, "some one has said
that if you would make a lasting pair
of boots take for the sole the tongue
of a woman."
"Yes," replied the girl, "and for
the uppers, you ought to take the
cheek of the man who said it."
Ladies' Home Journal.
Dr. Pinault of flinneapolis Loses Secu-
rities and French Plate Valued
at Fifty Thousand Dollars.
Portion of Property Recovered From
Pawnshops, but No Trace of
Robbers Has Been Found.
One of the most daring robberies of
modern times has just been brought
to light in Minneapolis and Dr.
Pinault has thereby lost plate and
securities valued at $50,000. The
property was extracted from a safety
deposit vault rented by the doctor
and from a safe in the basement of
his dwelling house. At the time of
the robbery Dr. Pinault was away
from home and his premises were in
charge of a caretaker. Of this care
taker Dr. Pinault says:
"Thomas J. Wainwright came to
Minneapolis in September, and se
cured a job doing chores with J. D.
Balke. 1125 Mount Curve avenue. He
had excellent references and he was a
good coachman. When I was called
to Canada in November, I asked Mr.
Blake to let me have Wainwright as a
caretaker. I also left Wainwright in
charge when I went south with my
"He robbed me during February.
"He left my residence in a hack
March 3 He hired an office on that
day at 517 Andrus building, under the
name of A. W. Bartlett. He had evi
dently secured the negotiable papers
"Monday, March 5, he tried to bor
row several hundred dollars from a
local trust company. He offered se
curity in the shape of bank stock
which I held in a St. Cloud bank.
The Minneapolis people wired the
bank to O. K. the stock, and the bank
wired me at Pass Christian to see if it
was all right. I immediately wired
my representative here to stop all
payment on paper, and came back to
discover the theft."
It is thought that this man Wain
wright was in collusion with one or
more other men who came from the
east for the purpose of doing the job.
The police are looking f&v Wau&
wright, but so far there is no clue to
his whereabouts.
How the thieves gained access to the
safety deposit vault is something of a
mystery, but it is learned that the
chief crook, who was conversant with
all Dr. Pinault's _affairs, forged an
order on the trust company for the
key of the box, though why the doc
tor left his key with the company is
not known. The opening of the safe
in the basement of Dr. Pinault's house
was a comparatively easy matter, for
the robbers could work there without
fear of disturbance. The boldness and
daring of the robbers was something
that marked them men of experience.
That they felt secure and safe is
shown by their nerve opening an
office and" trying to dispose of part of
the securities which they had taken.
Dr. Pinault claimed that his first in
timation regarding the robbers came
through an attempt to dispose of some
of the papers at Duluth and also
through the discovery made by a
night watchman, but the fact remains
that the crooks kept such close track
of the situation that they felt safe in
running their broker's office on Nicol
let avenue for about two weeks.
The police have recovered 140
pieces of the stolen plate from pawn
shops in Minneapolis. While it is
amazing that a thief would have the
temerity to pawn this costly plate in
the city where it was stolento peddle
it from one fence to another, it is still
more amazing that it could be done in
the face of the fact that Minneapolis
maintains officers whose sole duty is
to inspect these pawnshopsto look
over the articles pledged and sold
thereat and keep a list thereof.
A cloud of mystery overhangs the
robbery which will, perhaps, never be
cleared away.
Hon. Emmet Mark Returns.
Hon. Emmet Mark has returned to
Princeton and contemplates a perma
nent residence here. Mr. Mark has
resumed business along lines form
erly pursued by him and will hold
regular auction sales at this place as
heretofore. His many friends are
glad that he has returned.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. Hurd, Prince
ton, March 17, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jesmer,
Princeton, March 27, a ten-pound
To Mr. and Mrs. Ray Leach,
Princeton, March 27, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Bisso,
Princeton, March 28, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Don Tower,
(Princeton, March 26, a son.
Enthusiastic Conventions Are Held at
Estes Brook, Long Siding and
Village of Princeton.
Speakers From Various Points Expa-
tiate Upon the Possibilities of
the Dairying Industry.
Following are synoptic reports of
three farmers' and dairymen's meet
ings held at Estes Brook, Long Sid
ing and Princeton respectively:
At Estes Brook.
A dairy meeting was held at Estes
Brook on Wednesday, March 21, at
2 o'clock in the afternoon, and, despite
the stormy weather, about fifty were
in attendance. This is proof that the
farmers are fast beginning to realize
the advantages derived from the pur
suit of dairying and are anxious to
improve their methods that they may
obtain the greatest possible profits
from their cows.
G. E. Lindall of the West Branch
creamery called the meeting to order
and O. H. Uglem was the first to ad
dress the audience. He imparted
some valuable information as to the
feeding and care of cows, and ex
plained how it was possible to double
the income from the animals by fol
lowing the instructions he set forth.
He said they should be well fed, well
housed and kept indoors upon cold
A. B. Gramer then pointed out the
benefits and profits which could be
derived from corn fodder provided
farmers had silos, and said that if
farmers, combinations of four or
live, would purchase the necessary
machinery tor preparing ensilage, the
cost to each would be but small and
the profits realized would average
double those now received.
G. E Lindall gave a talk on clean
liness in the care of milk and cream.
He said that the most essential thing
necessary to produce a grade of butter
which would bring fancy prices was
cleanliness scrupulous cleanliness.
If the creamery patrons do their part
by bringing in pure, clean, whole
some cream and milk, said he, the
b^taxsaaker should -he enabled,
turn out a product second to none on
the market.
Mr. Gudenan then made a short
speech on the care of cows and the ad
vantage derived from feeding timothy,
J. C. Josl\n, state dairy inspector,
was the next speaker. He urged the
farmers to take better care of their
stock, especially their milk cows, so
that they may obtain the largest
profits possible. He explained how
essential it was to take only pure
cream and milk to the creamery and
to keep the separators clean. He ad
vised farmers to take their milk and
cream to the creamery three times a
week in summer and twice a week in
winter. He told them that they should
stick to the co-operaative and home
creamery for the reason that if the
centralizing concerns were patronized
freely it would not be long before the
prices would go downthe centraliz
ers would pay j'ust what they saw fit.
At Long Siding.
The most enthusiastic dairy meeting
ever held in this part of the country
was that at district 4 school house on
Wednesday evening, March 21. The
school house was filled to its utmost
capacity, about 200 persons being
The meeting was called to order by
G. E. Lindall and the address of wel
come was delivered by O. G. Uglem.
H. P. Olson, editor of the Dairy
Record, then expatiated upon the
benefits of a farmers' testing associa
tion. A testing association is an or
ganization wherein the farmers of a
district or districts employ a man to
test their cream and milk. Mr. Olson
lucidly set forth the advantages of
such a combination.
This was followed by a short talk
on the better care of milk and cream
by J. C. Joslyn, and then Messrs.
Joslyn, Shrewsbury, Webber and
Fadden shook the calcimine from the
wall by singing that good old song,
Frank Shrewsbury spoke on the
necessity of farmers co-operating in
order that the creamery may be made
a success.
W. B. Fadden, proprietor of the
Milaca creamery, explained in a con
cise address why the co-operative and
home creameries should stick together.
He pointed out that this was the
only practical method of competing
with the big centralizing plants.
There were many ladies in attend
ance at this meeting and to their pres
ence was largely due the enthusiasm
prevailing. Whenever a number of
ladies gather at a convention it is in-
variably a success. A splendid sup
per was provided by these same ladies
and time passed altogether too fast
for those assembled.
The Prineeton orchestra inter
spersed the proceedings with select
musical numbers.
At Princeton.
A dairy meeting was held at Prince
ton on Thursday afternoon, March 22,
arrangements for the convention hav
ing been made by the Rum River But
termakers' and Dairymen's associa
President Larson of Milaca called
the meeting to order and J. C. Joslyn
delivered a speech upon the dairy sit
uation in Minnesota. He said there
was no other part of the country so
well adapted to dairying purposes as
this immediate territory, and told
those present that in butter production
there was a larger profit than in any
other branch of farming.
H. P. Olson spoke upon the varia
tion of tests in cream and milk and
gave many reasons for such results.
He said that in consequence of such
variation farmers should not accuse
buttermakers of dishonesty because
the product will naturally fluctuate in
the percentage of butter fat. It
largely depends upon how the cow is
cared for.
C. L. Cole, jr., traveling agent for
the B. & O. railroad, told the farmers
that the advantages of attending
creamery meetings were manifold.
"No man is too old to learn," said
he. Every farmer here today will at
least gain some information.
Frank Shrewsbury delivered one of
his instructive lectures, which he in
terspersed with anecdotes as is his
wont. He went into detail on cow
care, cow feed and cow products. A
better posted man than Frank on the
subject of dairying it would be diffi
cult to find.
The following people from afar were
present at the meeting: Frank
Shrewsbury and J. C. Joslyn, cream
ery inspectors C. L. Cole, jr., dairy
agent, B. & O. H. D. Webber, dairy
agent, C. B. & Q. E. O. Neurhagen,
dairy agent, N. Y. Dispatch Trans.
Co. M. J. Kenny, dairy agent, Star
Union line H. P. Olson, editor Dairy
Record W. B. Fadden, proprietor
Milaca creamery: Andrew Larson,
buttermaker Milaca creamery F.
Luethey, buttermaker Bock creamery
G. E. Anderson, Stanchfield Lake
creamery: Edwin Odegard, Santiago
creamery O K. Stowe, Glendorado
creamery: G. E. Lindall, Long Siding
creamery O. G. Almlie, Estes Brook.
Farmers were present from many
places, especially Long Siding and
vicinity. About twenty-five new mem
bers were taken into the association.
The prizes for butter were awarded
as follows. West Branch creamery,
first: Andrew Larson, Milaca, second:
Edwin Odegard, Santiago, third.
Shrewsbury and Joslyn were the
judges and H. D. Weber clerk.
The proceedings were interspersed
by first-class music from the Prince
ton orchestra.
Miss Mary Nelson of Glendorado
was taken violently ill with acute ap
pendicitis on Sunday morning. Dr.
Cooney was called to attend her and
had her at once removed to the hos
pital, where an immediate operation
was performed. At first it was feared
that Miss Nelson could not recover
as the appendix had perforated. In
this case prompt surgical treatment
without a doubt saved her life.
Mrs. H. L. Mathis underwent a sur
gical operation on Monday forenoon
by Dr. Cooney for chronic appendi
citis of which she had suffered sev
eral dangerous attacks in the past
few months. She is now convalescing.
The two-year-old child of Mrs.
Richard Chapman, who has been ill
at the hospital for the past few weeks,
returned home on Wednesday fully re
Christian Nelson of Zimmerman,
was admitted to the hospital on Tues
day. He is suffering from an attack
of pneumonia.
Miss Lilly Baxter of Spencer Brook
was on Wednesday afternoon sub
jected to an operation for the removal
of dead bone from the lower jaw.
This was caused by a decayed tooth
which produced an abscess over six
weeks ago.
Mrs. Emma Moe of Mora underwent
a critical surgical operation on Tues
day afternoon by Dr. Cooney for the
removal of an abdominal tumor.
The operation was entirely successful
and Mrs. Moe is doing well.
Eric Pierson, who has been very ill
with pneumonia for the past ten days,
is convalescent.
Fire at Milaca.
On Saturday morning at about
3:30 the saloon building of A. LeMay
and the barber shop of E. E. Price in
Milaca were totally destroyed by fire.
The Dead Bodies of Six Greek Labor-
ers, Horribly Slashed, Found
in a Minneapolis House.
A Terrible Fight in Which it is Sup-
posed That Twelve Hen Were
Engaged With Knives.
Wholesale murder was committed at
243 Tenth avenue south, Minneapolis,
some time between Monday night and
Wednesday morning. The horrible
butchery was discovered Wednesday
morning. Four bodies were found in
a room on the second floor and two
were in the basement. The six mur
dered men are supposed to be Greek
or Italian railroad laborers, and the
murderers, it is assumed, were men of
their own nationality. The weapons
employed were dirk knives and a
hatchet. The following details are
from the Evening Tribune:
"Exactly when the fight occurred is
uncertain, but it is believed that it
was pulled off late Monday night or
early Tuesday morning. Neighbors
heard strange noises late Monday
night coming from the house occupied
by the foreigners and after that time
none of the latter have been seen alive.
Tuesday none of them were seen about
the house. It was not until Wednes
day morning that H. Magnusson,
owner of the house, asked for an in
vestigation. Patrolman Peterson of
the South Side station went into the
house and found the dead bodies and
the bloody evidences of the terrible
"The find was the most ghastly ever
made in the annals of the police force
of the city. Huddled in a small upper
room, where the fierce battle had taken
place, were four bodies, lying amid
the overturned cots and filthy rags of
bed clothing that had formed its scant
furniture. Clasped in the dead hands
or lying near the stiffened, blood
smeared bodies were six foot-long
knives, their steel blades dully red
with films of human blood.
"Blood was everywhere. The story
of the deadly struggle was written in
scarlet over the entire hovel. Every
body lay in a red-clotted puddle,
splashes of red were on the broken
windows bright blotches on the black
ened wall indicated the desperate
whirling fury of the fight dark stains
showed where some bleeding object
had been dragged along the floor and
down the stairs, at the bottom of
which lay a ghastly, shimmering pool.
From this the scarlet trail led away,
and following it the officers discovered
two more bodies that had been
dragged from upstairs and thrown
into the basement, where they lay to
gether, their stiffened arms and legs
asprawl, their faces and bodies horri
bly slashed, and the clothing reddened
and stiff with gore.
"The men concerned in the battle
have been working as railroad hands
in different parts of the northwest.
They were in charge of another one of
their race who could speak English
and went wherever he told them. They
worked some time ago near Salem, N.
D., on a railroad. Then they went in
a gang to Duluth and worked. Leav
ing that city they came to Minneapo
lis last November and have since
made this their headquarters. They
engaged the house in which they met
their deaths last November, paying
several months in advance. They
rented of H. Magnusson of 1011 Wash
ington avenue south. He does not
know much about his tenants, how
ever, except that they were railroad
"Monday night he saw nine men
enter the place. What happened in
side of the house will never be known
unless the men who escaped are cap
tured. It is believed that they are
It seems hardly possible that the
murderers will escape, but anything
is possible in Minneapolis under its
present imbecile administration.
"Sunset" and "Mr. Bob" Splendidly Pre
sented and Liberally Patronized.
For perfection in representation
the senior class play produced at
Jesmer's opera house last Thursday
evening surpassed all expectations.
From beginning to end of the two
pieces, "Sunset" and "Mr. Bob,"
not the slightest hitch occurred. The
actors and actresses were perfectly
versed in their parts and impersonated
the characters represented in a man
ner which would have done credit to
the better class of professionals. It
is not possible to give one participant
more praise than another, for all ac
quitted themselves admirably.
The opera house was fairly packed
with people and the applause at inter
vals was almost deafening.
Arrangements have been made to
present the play at Milaca on Friday
evening, April 6.

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