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B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
Judge G. E. Qvale of Twelfth District
Presides at October Term
Now in Session.
Indictments Returned Against Abras
and Riley for Burglary and
Langmo for Forgery.
Presiding Judge G. E. Qvale
Court Stenographer P.M.Woodward
Clerk of Court Robt. H. King
Deputy Clerk of Court L. S. Briggs
County Attorney A.Ross
Shenrt Harry Shockley
Court Deputies: John McCool, Thos. Kaliher,
bldney Jesmer, John Grow.
William H. Horstman Princeton
W. Hartman do
Benjamin Soule do
A. J. Bullis do
H. Berry do
RayWetsel Greenbush.
John O. Beden do
Frank Bemis do
Peter Jensen Bogus Brook
Christ Gouldberg do
J. A. Nyquist do
Fred A. Hedberg Borgholm
G. A. Lundeen do
Charles Carlson Milo
0 M. Murray do
W. F. Waldnoff Foreston
M. C. Northway do
E E.Price Milaca
L. E. Somerville Page
Oscar Werner Onamia
Rena Alberts Bobbins
Peter Haggberg Isle Harbor
F. W.Miller South Harbor
John Foote Princeton
Carl Rick do
Perry Bullis do
J.C.Borden do
Robert Christopherson '..Greenbush
F. C. Foltz do
S. E. Tilley do
John Folwick Bogus Brook
Herman Kuhrke do
A.P.Olson Borgholm
Nels Anderson do
Alfred Wass do
Harry Van de Reit Milo
Fred Vedders do
John A. Overby Milaca
L. Hudson do
Nils Swedin do
Sam Benson do
Victor Nelson- Page
J. E. Broberg Hayland
C.N.Archer Robbins
Gilbert Wilkes South Harbor
Jonas P. Grant Isle Harbor
George W. Freer East Side
Judge G. E. Qvale, of the Twelfth
judicial district, presided at the Octo
ber term of court which commenced in
Princeton on Monday at 5:30 p. m.
Judge Baxter is holding court in
Morrison county we believe, and as
Judge Searle is incapacitated the gov
ernor was obliged to appoint a judge
from outside the district to preside at
the present term of. court in this
county, and he sent an able substitute
in Judge G. E. Qvale of Willmar12th
district. Judge Qvale is a pleasant,
unassuming gentleman, well versed in
the law and dispatches business with
After the customary formality of
opening court by the sheriff and the
appointment of deputies, etc., the
judge instructed the grand jury in
its duties and that body immediately
thereafter organized and adjourned
until Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock.
Upon reconvening the grand jury pro
ceeded to consider the cases of Abras
and Riley, held from justice court on
a charge of burglarizing the Evens
Hardware Co's store, and Gunder E.
Langmo, held for forgery. In each
instance the defendants were indicted
upon charges as specified.
Other matters, not made public,
were considered by the grand jury
and that body was discharged on
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
The cases were disposed of as fol
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. D. P.
Olin. J. A. Ross for state. Settled
and dismissed.
Nellie R. Jones vs. Stover Rines.
Action to set aside conveyance of
real estate. Chas. A. Dickey for
plaintiff, Chas. S. Wheaton for de
fendant. Dismissed by consent of
both parties to the action.
M. S. Rutherford vs. B. E. Erick
son, A. E. Johnson et al. Action to
collect on judgment. E. L. McMillan
for plaintiff, Foster & Pratt for de
fendants. Continued by consent of
both parties to the action.
William A. Wallace vs. T. F. Nor
ton. Action for libel. Foster &
Burns for plaintiff, Carl F. J. Goebel
for defendant. Tried by jury and ver
dict returned for defendant. A stay
of 30 days was granted plaintiff pend
ing a motion for new trial.
Flossie Cater vs. Robert H. Steeves.
Action to establish title to land. E.
L. McMillan for plaintiff, C. A.
Dickey and Reynolds & Roesser for
defendant. Settled.
Marion B. Cater vs. Robert H.
Steeves. Action to establish title to
land. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff,
C. A. Dickey and Reynolds & Roesser
for defendant. Settled.
Forest C. Cater vs. Great Northern
Railway company. Suit to determine
right to land. Chas. Keith for plain
tiff, Thos. R. Benton for defendant.
Judgment for plaintiff.
James Roan vs. John Dalchow and
Henry Dalchow. Action to determine
title to real estate. E. L. McMillan
for plaintiff, Chas. Keith for defend
ant. Stricken from calendar.
Charles W. Miller vs. Silas Lund.
Suit on sub-contract for carrying
mail. Cliffton A. Allbright for plain
tiff, E. L. McMillan for defendant.
Tried by jury and verdict returned
for defendant.
T. J. McEUigott, as assignee of
estate of Chas. Merbach, insolvent,
vs. Harry Shockley as sheriff. Ac
tion to recover on execution sale
claimed to be dissolved by assign
ment. Young & McEUigott and
Frank Palmer for plaintiff, J. H.
Driscoll for defendant. Stipulation
filed for judgment.
Louis Fryhling vs. Evens Hardware
company. Action to recover damages
on account of defective roof furnished
by defendant. C. A. Dickey for de
fendant. Dismissed upon motion of
defendant's attorney.
W. J. Eynon vs. Thomas F. Nor
ton. Libel. T. H. Salmon for plain
tiff, F. N. Hendrix for defendant.
On motion of defendant's attorney the
case was ordered stricken from the
Carl J. Satterbakken vs. Mille Lacs
Land & Loan company. Suit to en
force compliance with land contract.
John A. Nordin for plaintiff, E. L.
McMillan for defendant. Case dis
missed on motion of plaintiff's attor
ney and by consent of defendant.
Swan S. Petterson vs. Northern
Pacific Railway Co. Action to re
cover for goods damaged in shipment.
Chas. A. Dickey and George C.
Stiles for plaintiff, C. W. Bunn and
L. T. Chamberlain for defendant.
Gamble-Robinson Commission Co.
vs. Northern Pacific Railway Co.
Action to recover on goods damaged
in transportation. Geo. C. Stiles for
plaintiffs, C. W. Bunn and L. T.
Chamberlain for defendant. Trans
ferred to Hennepin county by con
sent of both parties to the action and
order of court.
In the matter of the petition of the
First Congregational Church of
Princeton, Minn., et al. for the vaca
tion of an alley in Damon's addition
to Princeton. Chas. A. Dickey for
petitioners. Order made and filed
granting petition.
The First National Bank of Brower
ville, Minn., vs. Frank Stadden and
W. H. Ferrell. Chas. Keith for plain
tiff, E. L. McMillan for defendant
Ferrell. Motion argued for new trial
and taken under advisement by court.
John Moore vs. Chas. Carlson et al.
Appeal from justice court. Foster &
Burns for plaintiff, Chas. A. Dickey
for defendant. Amended return or
C. C. Hanford Manufacturing Co.
vs. H. Neumann. Appeal from justice
court. Foster & Burns for plaintiff,
C. A. Dickey for defendant. Amended
return ordered.
Abras and Riley, charged with
burglary in the first degree, were
brought before the court on Tuesday
morning. Riley entered a plea of
"guilty" and Abras "not guilty."
Riley had not received sentence
neither had Abras been tried at the
time of going to press.
Gunder E. Langmo, indicted for
forgery, was arraigned on Wednes
day and pleaded "not guilty." His
case has not yet come up for trial.
Attorneys from out of town who at
tended court: Chas. S. Wheaton, Elk
River Messrs. Foster, Burns, Goebel,
Vaaler, Milaca Geo. Reynolds, Geo.
Stewart, St. Cloud Clifton Allbright,
T. H. Salmon, John A. Nordin, Geo.
C. Stiles, Oliver P. Bowe, Minneap
Detective D. H. Irvine of Duluth
was also here as a witness in the
Riley and Abras cases.
Patent Cheese Cutter.
A novel device for cutting cheese
has recently been invented. The de
vice comprises a simple computing
mechanism whereby it is possible to
gauge the exact size of slice which
should be cut for a certain amount.
Perhaps, in the future, we can go to
the corner grocery, put a nickel in a
cheese slot machine, see our five cents
worth, cut, then wrapped, and have
an automatic arm hand it to us, just
as a metallic voice says "thankyou."
It has taken years to bring golden
grain belt beer to its present state of
purity and fine quality. Order of
your nearest dealer or be supplied by
Henry Veidt, Princeton.
A Printer's Pranks.
I have played many a practical
joke on writers in my time said the
veteran compositor. "My last joke
was on a bishop. Studying the Rus
sian revolution, he wrote from Moscow
to a church paper a descriptive letter
that ended:
'But I can write no more. The
gorgeous domes of the city beckon
me, and I go.'
"I," said the veteran, with a loud
laugh,"made 'domes' read 'dames.'
Adjourned Meeting of Commission-
ers Held at Court House on
Monday and Tuesday.
Petitions Considered, Appropriations
Made and Matters of Minor
Import Disposed of.
The Mille Lacs county board of
commissioners met in regular session
at the court house in Princeton on
Monday, and by Tuesday night had
disposed of all business requiring
The matter of the petition for the
formation of a new school district in
the town of Borgholm again came up
for consideration and a committee was
appointed and instruoted to proceed to
the district affected, together with the
county superintendent of schools, on
October 23, and to then ascertain the
sentiment of the people of said lo
cality regarding the proposed new
A like disposition was made of a
petition for the formation of a new
district in Greenbush, the committee
in this instance being instructed to
secure the necessary information on
October 16.
A petition was presented praying
for the construction of a county ditch
in the towns of Milo and Bogus Brook
and A. C. Smith, O. H. Buck and C.
M. Murray were appointed viewers.
R. S. Chapman was appointed en
gineer to assist them in making their
An appropriaion of $200 was made
to the town of Princeton for the pur
pose of building approaches to the
Sellhorn bridge which crosses the
Rum river in the northern part of the
Five hundred dollars was also ap
propriated to the Third commissioner
district, $300 of which is to be applied
to the improvement of the Princeton
and Bock road in sections 2, 3 ,10 and
11, and $200 for a similar purpose on
roads in the town of Borgholm.
Both these appropriations were
highly necessary and the board did
well in making them.
The consideration of a number of
bills concluded the work of the
Dollars That Came Too Late.
Last week an old soldier died in the
Wisconsin Soldiers' home. He had
sons and daughters, but not the means
to live independent of- them and so
chose to pass his last days with his
old comrades in the refuge earned by
him and them in the fullness of their
youth by their courage and patri
But by will he left to his children
$50,000 whidh was his share of the
Russell Sage estate, for he was a
nephew of the great financier. He had
not a dollar in his hand, nothing but
his pension for himself, but he leaves
to his young and strong this con
siderable fortune, not a penny of
which he ev#r enjoyed.
What a commentary this is on Rus
sell Sage's methods in life and of the
inhumanizing effects of money greed!
A small part of this fortune, the in
come from one-fourth of it, would
have filled the old hero with hap
piness. He could have been with his
family, not as a burden but as coun
selor and father. He would have
been free to come and go among his
children, friends and neighbors. But
the clutch of greed held fast until
death relaxed its grasp and until
death made the reluctant gift useless
as a benefaction.Duluth News-Tri
Export of Farm Products.
Although the imports of farm pro
ducts were larger in 1905 than any
year since 1890, says a report of the
department of agriculture on exports
of farm and forest products, the value
of the exports exceded that of the im
ports by more than one-half and there
was a balance of trade of $285,000,000
in favor fo the farm products. The
report said:
"During the last sixteen years the
balance of trade for all products was
$5,092,000,000, while the balance of
trade for farm products was $5,635,-
000,000. In 1905 the balance of trade
in favor of farm products was the
lowest since 1898, due to a falling off
in the grain trade and to the increase
in the quantities and the average im
port price of certain articles imported
in large amounts**as sugar, wool,
hides and skins ana coffee."
Didn't Know the Amount of His Graft.
"Has that retiring official had what
you would call a successful career?"
I couldn't express an opinion,"
answered Senator Sorghum. I have
no means of knowing anything about
his personal investments or his bank
account.'?Washington Star.
Village Fathers Convene and Take Ac-
tion Upon Such Propositions
as Are Brought Up.
Electric Light Supply Will be Cut Off
From Business Houses for Pe-
riod of Three Weeks.
The village council met in regular
session on Monday evening with Jos.
Craig president pro tern. Other mem
bers present: Thos H. Caley, H.
M. Chapman and J. C. Borden.
President Cooney was unavoidably
No business of importance came
up for consideration and the
session was consequently a short one.
The Pioneer Electric company of St.
Paul offered the sum of $400 for the
old engine and dynamo in the village
power house, which will shortly be re
placed by new, but the council de
cided that this machinery was worth
a greater sum and therefore refused
the offer.
In accordance with the recommenda
tion of the street committee it was re
solved by the council that, instead of
bringing the sidewalk running along
side of the Rines and Keith property
down to standard grade at" this time,
it be reduced but two feet. Thus
about two feet will remain to be re
moved in the spring or at such time
as the committee shall determine. It
seems to us'that this move is a very
level-headed one.
Engineer Burbank reported that
from Oct. 10 to about the end of the
month it would be impossible to
sujpply the business houses with elec
tric lights, but that service in the res
idences would not be interfered with.
Shutting off the lights in business
places, he explained, will be made,
necessary in consequence of the time
consumed in installing the new engine
and dynamo.
A number of bills were passed upon
and the council adjourned.
Up to Date in Old Egypt.
Mark Antony had just arrived
by the canal express and Cleopatra
was happy.
"How's everything in TSgypt, Cle?"
inquired Mark, as he tucked the little
queenHo his manly bosom.
"On, pretty fair," replied Cleo
patra, puckering her classic lips, "the
date crop is fine and at the last elec
tion the Sahara went 'dry'. But how
is everything in Rome?"
"Oh, so, so, Cle. The inventor of
the Roman punch just had his picture
in the pink paper last week. We have
been a little humiliated, though. A
wandering Chinaman dropped into
town one day and declared that the
Chinese invented Roman candles
long before Rome was heard of. The
next thing somebody will claim that
Roman chariots were invented in.
Grand Rapids."
"This is a great world, Mark.
Have an Egyptian cigaret? They
are genuine Egyptian cigarets, be
cause I have imported them directly
from Hester street, New York."
I am glad to hear it. One can't be
too careful these days. Any food ex
posure going on in Egypt'?"
"Well, I should say so, Marcus Sin
clair's book, 'The Mangle,' started a
wholesale investigation and I have had
seventy-eight inspectors dragged out
on the Sahara and left to parch up in
the hot sands. But how about the
Roman senate?'"
"As crooked as ever."
"Are the members as old as they
used to be?"
"Yes, and their jokes are even
"Why don't you get them to pass
a pure food bill?"
"Too much graft. The trust that
controls the potted peacock tongues
tossed a bag of gold through the
senate window and killed the bill.
But, little girl, pucker."
"You love me?"
"Love you! I swear by the eternal
sands ofGreat Ethiopia! Who is
that behind the date tree?"
"A man with a camera, dearest."
"A man with a camera! By the
great Appian Way! I bet he shows
me up in the Roman Town Gossip. I
say, slave, bring that camel. Good
bye love, the call of the 23-wagon is
heard in the land of Egypt for Mark
Antony. First thing you know the
muck rakers will get me. Skiddoo!
Me for the cyclone cellars of
Rome!"New York Times.
Will Lower Bates.
On Nov. 1 the Central Passenger as
sociation will put in effect a 2} cent
rate in all its territory east of Illinois
in which the state legislatures have
not already made a maximum rate of
2 cents. This will reduce the rates
only in Indiana and in Pennsylvania
west of Pittsburg, as Michigan and
Ohio have a 2 cent fare law, but it in
volves a lowering of all interstate
passenger rates north of the Ohio river
and west of Syracuse, N. Y.
The change will involve a loss of
hundreds of thousands of dollars
revenue to the railroads unless it
causes a heavy increase in traffic,
and traffic officials doubt if the re
duction is sufficient to have that effect.
They assert that a further reduction
to 2 cents would make it necessary to
recoup their losses by largely discon
tinuing excursions.
Hand of Paul Johnson Crushed in Gearing
and Jag. Dorn Kicked by Horse.
On Saturday while Paul, the five
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
Johnson, living near Elk lake, was
playing with a feed cutter, his left
hand became fastened in the gearing
and three fingers as well as a portion
of the palm were badly crushed. Dr.
Caley thinks that he can save the
fingers, however.
James "Dorn, the 14-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Dorn of Princeton
township, was this morning kicked by
a horse belonging to David Wetter
while tying the animal in a stall. The
horse's hoof struck the young man in
the mouth and cut the flesh to the
bone from the lip down. He was
brought to Dr. Caley's office where
the wound was dressed.
America's Coal Output.
The geological survey on Monday
made public statistics on the produc
tion of coal in the United States In
1905. From this it appears that both
in quantity and value the production
surpassed all previous records in this
country. The output amounted to
392,919,341 short tons, which had a
value at the mines of $476,756,963.
Compared with 1904, the output in
1905 exhibited an increase of 41,102,-
943 short tons or 11.7 per cent in
quantity and of $32,385,942, or 7.3 per
cent in value.
Of the total production in 1905, 69,-
339,152 long tons (equivalent to 77,-
659,850 short tons) were Pennsylvania
anthracite, with a value at the mines
of $141,878,000. The total production
of bituminous coal and lignite was
315,359,491 short tons, valued at $334,-
877,963. The production of anthracite
coal in Pennsylvania in 1905 was
4,020,662 long tons (or 4,503,161 short
tons) more than that of 1904, while the
increase in the production of bitumin
ous coal and lignite was 36,599,282
short tons. A portion of these in
creases was due to the efforts of
operating companies to provide a
supply of fuel in April, 1906.
The total production of this coun
try last year was nearly 50 per cent
larger than that of Great Britain,
which, until 1899, was the leading
coal producing country of the world,
and was more than double that of
The largest part of the increase in
the production in 1905 was due to the
great activity in the iron industry.
The production of coke in the
United States during 1905 surpassed
all previous records in the history of
coke making in this country. Includ
ing the production of coke from by
product ovens, which in 1905 amounted
to 3,462,348 short tons, the total out
put of coke in the United States last
year amounted to 32,231,129 short tons
against 23,661,106 short tons in 1904,
and 25,274,281 short tons in 1903. The
output of 1905 is an increase of 36.22
per cent over that of 1904.
The value increased in even greater
proportion from $46,144,941 in 1904 to
$72,476,196 in 1905, a gain of $26,331,-
255, or 57 per cent.
The great activity in the coke mak
ing industry during 1905 was due to
the extraordinary demand created by
the unprecedented production of iron
and steel.
The total value of the stone pro
duced in the United States during
1905 was $63,798,748, a gain of $5,033,-
033 over 1904. The increased output
of 1905 was caused by more activity
in the building trades, and chiefly by
a large increase in the output of lime
stone for use as furnace flux, which
the reopening of many iron furnaces
demanded. Granite, marble and lime
stone increased in value of output,
while sandstone decreased slightly.
Wages of Farm Hands.
Farm hands and farmers' sons are
often apt to contrast their wages with
the wages paid to laborers and others
engaged in work in the city, says The
Farmer. It is certainly true that there
is considerable difference in wages,
but it is equally true that the differ
ence in expenses is not in favor of the
city man. It is our conviction that a
good steady man who works on the
farm will have more money in the
bank at the end of five years than the
mechanic who works in the city. It is
well to take these things into account
before deciding to leave the farm.
Improvement of Public Highways the
Most Important Problem to be
Solved by Legislature.
Liberal and Intelligent Legislation for
Betterment of Roads Must be
Enacted This Winter.
Nine-tenths of the talk anent "state
development" is the merest twaddle.
Good roads will contribute more
towards the development of the state,
especially the northern part of the
state, than all other agencies com
bined. The betterment of the public
highways is not a political question,
it is a plain business proposition
and should be terated as such. In
this connection the following sensible
article from the ably edited Long
Prairie Leader meets with the cordial
approbation of the Union:
"The legislature this winter ought
to take up the matter of the state con
trol of roads and give it thorough
consideration. There is no matter so
important to the welfare and pros
perity of the rural districts as the
betterment of the roads, and while the
state has made some small beginnings
along this line, the legislatures have
not taken up the matter very en
thusiastically and'it has been treated
as rather a side issue. The country
road is the feeder that builds up the
nation's inland commerce. The gov
ernment has spent millions of dollars
in cash and has appropriated millions
of acres of land to assist in building
the railroads of the country and in
the improvement of harbors and the
deepening of streams.
"It has almost entirely neglected
the country road which in the aggre
gate is just as important. The state
of Minnesota has given away millions
of acres of lands to assist in the
building of railroads, but it has as yet
no well defined policy of assistance
for its rural roads. The railroad is
of course the great artery of com
merce but the country roads ramifying
out from every station are the veins
that feed it and give it life and
strength. We know of no policy the
state could adopt that would bring
more general prosperity to its citizens
and which would be of such partic
ular assistance to the rural citizens
as would be the policy of state con
trol of roads and generous subsidies
annually for the prosecution of per
manent country work."
Do Cows Require Salt?
Dr. S. M. Babcock answers this
question in a recent bulletin from the
Wisconsin experiment station in the
following manner:
In every case the cows exhibited an
abnormal appetite for salt after hav
ing been deprived of it for two or
three weeks, but in no case did the
health of the animal, as shown by the
general appearance, the live weight,
or the yield of milk, appear to be
affected, until a much longer time had
elapsed. This period of immunity
varied with individual cows from less
than one month to more than a year.
In every case there was finally
reached a condition of low vitality in
which a sudden and complete break
down occurred from which recovery
was rapid if salt was supplied. This
stage was marked by loss of ap
petite, lusterless eyes, a rough coat
and a very rapid decline in both live
weight and yield of milk. The break
down was most likely to occur at
calving, or immediately after, when
the system was weakened and the flow
of milk large. In general the cows
giving the largest amount of milk
were first to show signs of distress.
They all suffered less in pasture than
when confined to the stable.
The success in these experiments
must be chiefly attributed to the ex
ceptionally long periods during which
salt was- withheld. In no previous
tests, so far as the writer knows, have
cows been deprived of salt for more,
than thirty consecutive days, which
period is shown to be entirely inade
quate, under conditions which exist at
this station. The twenty-three cows
which were deprived of salt in our
trials all continued for more than
sixty days and several of them for
more than six months before any no
ticeable effect upon their physical
condition or yield of milk occurred.
Mistake Somewhere.
I thought," said the English tour
ist, "that slavery had been abolished
in your country."
"And so it has," answered the
"But how about the buying and
selling of base ball players?" queried
the Englishman.
And the American had no more to
say.Chicago News.
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