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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Tear.
Riley and Abras, Burglars With a
Criminal Record, Get Off With
Very Light Sentence.
Langmo, Who Passed Forged Check,
Is Also Leniently Dealt With
by Judge G. E. Qvale.
The following cases, which had not
been disposed of at the time of going
to press last week, concluded the work
of the district court for the October
term. A special term of court will,
however, be held on Tuesday, January
22, 1907, for the purpose of hearing
motions and taking up such suits as
have not been heard.
The Cases.
State of Minnesota, in presonal
property tax proceedings, vs. Chas. H.
Rines. J. A. Ross for State, Chas.
Keith for defendant. To be submit
ted on brief.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. John W.
Goulding. J. A. Ross for State,
Chas. Keith for defendant. To be
submitted on brief.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Prince
ton News Co. J. A. Ross for State.
Motion was made by county attorney
for judgment for taxes, penalty, in
terest and costs. Court ordered that
judgment be entered in accordance
with motion.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Walter
Ansell. J. A. Ross for State. Same
disposition as in preceding case.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Ander
son & Thompson. J. A. Ross for
State. Same disposition as in preced
ing case.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. R. Swed
berg. J. A. Ross for State. Same
disposition as in preceding case.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Hanson
& Patterson. J. A. Ross for State.
Same disposition as in preceding
Anje Damhof v&. Wm. B. Mitchell.
Foster & Burns for plaintiff, Stewart
& Brower for defendant. Undisposed
of To be heard at special term.
John A. Hubers vs. Wm. B. Mitch
ell et al. Foster & Burns for plain
tiff, Stewart & Brower for defendants.
Undisposed of. To be heard at spe
cial term
Alberta E. Plondke and Elizabeth
M. Bartosch vs. Cornelia C. P. Eber
hardt. E. L. McMillan for defend
ants. Continued.
Jennie Ekblad vs. Gustav Hjort.
Action to recover damages for killing
of plaintiff's husband by bull. Foster
& Burns for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan
for defendants. Judgment for plain
tiff in sum of $1,000.
Edward Ziebarth vs. James Chis
holm. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff,
Stewart & Brower for defendants.
Undisposed of. To be heard at spe
cial term.
Arthur W. Steeves vs. James Chis
holm. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff,
Stewart & Brower for defendant.
Undisposed of. To be heard at spe
cial term.
Florence Steeves et al. vs. L. J.
Hunt. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff,
E McMillan for defendant. Un
disposed of To be heard at special
Alberta A. Plondke and Elizabeth
M. Bartosch vs. E. E. Whitney and
County of Mille Lacs. E. L. McMil
lan for defendant. Undisposed of.
To be heard at special term.
As stated in last week's Union,
Riley, inidcted for burglary in the
first degree, pleaded guilty to the
charge and Abras, his confederate,
entered a plea of not guilty. Chas.
A. Dickey was appointed by Judge
Qvale to defend Abras and made a
strong plea to the jury in his behalf,
but the evidence of complicity in the
felony was so convincing that Mr.
Dickey's appeal proved of no avail.
The jury found him guilty and the
judge sentenced both burglars to two
years at hard labor in the peniten
tiary at Stillwater. The crime for
which they were committed was the
burglarizing of the Evens Hardware
company Vstore in June last, the de
tailed account of which appeared in
the i on at that time.
Langmo, who passed a forged check
for $13 upon Charles Carlson, was
sentenced to one year in the peniten
tiray. The defendant had engaged
Attorney Bowe of Minneapolis to de
fend him, but Mr Bowe seemingly
"jumped his job" and E. McMil
lan was selected by the judge as a sub
stitute. The learned counsel for the
defendent made a masterly effort to
clear his client, but from the testi-
mony produced the jury could hardly
do otherwise than convict. The story
of Langmo's crime has heretofore ap
peared in this paper.
Couldn't Work the Auditor.
On Monday a man from the coun
try presented a pelt at the county
auditor's office and requested that he
be paid the bounty on a wolf skin.
Auditor Whitney examined the pelt
and found that it had been stripped
from the body of a North American
racoon, or, in scientific language, a
procyon lotor. Mr. Whitney says
that people have occasionally tried
to pan off dog and fox pelts upon him
for the exterior coverings of wolves,
but that this was the first occasion up
on which a coon skin had been pre
sented. It was, however, the man's
unfamiliarity with wild animals, Mr.
Whitney thinks, that is responsible
for the action.
Reports From Various Points Sent in to
the Chicago Packer.
CantonCannot estimate average
yield of potatoes but the crop here is
a hummer and has not been touched
by blight or rot no shipments from
here last year but any amount of good
medium sized stock can be had this
year and stock is ready to move at
about 25 cents f. o. b.P. M. Young.
EllsworthThe yield will run
about 100 bushels per acre but not
many are dug yet and cannot estimate
injury from recent wet weather prices
have ranged from 25 cents tQ 30 cents
but we look for an easy market. Will
have 10 to 20 cars for sale.Keedick
& Rood.
WeaverNot enough potatoes dug
here to estimate the crop but some
complaint is heard about the potatoes
rotting digging is beginning here.
Wilson Monk.
Park RapidsAs well as I can es
timate the yield will be about 80
bushels per acre some complaint has
been heard about blight and rot but
it is hard to estimate the damage at
this time we are loading out our first
cars, paying about 30 cents and ex
pect the market to improve as the
stock is not showing up as we expected
it would a month agp.Hugh Alex
IsantiI think the yield will be
about 125 bushels per acre but not
many have been dug yet and I may
change my estimate later very little
blight in this locality movement be
hind last year and shipments are not
over half what they were up to this
time in 1905 prices range around 30
cents but buyers look for higher prices
later on.E. C. Brandis.
KelloggAccording to what has
been dug the potato yield will run
about 150 bushels per acre crop has
been cut off 50 per cent by blight and
rot and wet weather has hindered har
vesting few potatoes will be shipped
from here.Matt Leisin.
CambridgeThink the yield will be
about 150 bushels per acre and crop
has been cut off 20 per cent by
drought harvesting will be later and
shipping will be later than last year:
first cars have been shipped and prices
ranged about 30 cents and market is
weaker.Chas. Patsold.
WabashaDigging has just begun
and yield is disappointing but cannot
estimate average as yet late potatoes
show rot from wet weather but cannot
tell how much for digging has been
delayed by wet weather prices range
from 25 cents to 35 cents and buyers
are expecting a higher market.R. E.
Jones Co.
MankatoIt has been too wet to dig
potatoes and we expect a big loss from
rot season is late and shipping is de
layed this year home market opened
about 40 cents and farmers do not ex
pect much lower prices.F. J. Hoerr.
Pine CityPotato yield about 75
bushels per acre it was too wet the
early part of the season and too. dry
the latter part so the yield will be
about one-half crop have been pay
ing about 30 cents but think the mar
ket will be stronger.Pine City Merc.
SabinOhios will average 100
bushels per acre and Triumphs 150
bushels some fields have been injured
20 per cent by blight harvest is some
what earlier than last year and will
begin shipping about October 10.
Louis Altenbernd.
A Musical Family
CallerMiss MilJicent plays won
derfully on the piano.
Grandfather GreeviusYes it sort
o' runs in the fam'ly. By jucks,
you'd ort to 'ave heerd me play "Ole
Dan Tucker" an' "Ole Rodley Bob"
on a jewsharp when I was a boy."
Chicago Tribune.
X.ooking for a New Crop.
A Hiawatha man, having heard of a
man who had successfully raised a $2
bill, wrote to his congressman for
some of the seed.Troy, Kans.,
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Mrs. C. 11. Cbadbourne Passes Away
at 8 o'clock on the Morning of
Friday, October 5th.
Deceased Was First White Woman to
Settle in Wilderness Where
Princeton Now Stands.
Mrs. C. H. Chadbourne died on
Friday morning, October 5, at 8
o'clock. The prime cause of death
was Bright's disease, which was aug
mented by various other complica
tions. Her son Lowell was present at
her bedside when she passed away.
The deceased had been ailing for
three years, but during the past five
months she had suffered intensely.
She, however, bore her pain with
fortitude and complained not of her
Mrs. Chadbourne was a kindly,
charitable lady and greatly beloved
by the many people who knew her.
Deborah Chadbourne was born in
Nova Scotia on July 22, 1828, her
maiden name having been Crowell.
She was married on June 7, 1852, at
Rockport, Cape Ann, and three years
later, with her husband, came west
and located in Princeton. She was
the first white woman to settle in
Princeton and the landlady of the
first hotelwhich was built of logs.
When Mr. and Mrs. Chadbourne
arrived in Princeton they at first took
up their abode in an old lumber camp
and awaited the completion of the log
hotel, which was being erected by
Samuel Ross, townsite proprietor.
That was in 1856. Mr. and Mrs.
Chadbourneassisted by Mr. Ross'
two daughterswere employed by Mr.
Ross to conduct the hotel while he
(Ross) was engaged in driving a
stagecoach between Princeton and St.
Anthony. In 1858 Mr. and Mrs.
Chadbourne moved onto a farm one
and a half miles from Princeton and
lived there until the, spring of 1890,
when they returned to this village.
Many were the hardships encountered
by these pioneers in the old territorial
Mrs. Chadbourne is survived by a
husband and five children. The chil
dren are: Lowell, Minneapolis
Willard, Seattle Amos, Drain, Ore
gon Mrs. John Kaliher, Blue Hill:
Mrs. E. G. Mills, Havana, Cuba.
Four children are dead. Mrs. Chad
bourne leaves 15 grandchildren and 14
great grandchildren.
The funeral was solemnized at the
family residence on Sunday after
noon, the service being conducted by
Rev. J. R. Henderson. Very im
pressive music was rendered by a
quartet consisting of Messrs. Dickey,
Ludden, Mrs. H. C. Cooney and Miss
Rita Byers. Only two of the chil
dren were able to reach here in time
to attend the obsequies- Lowell Chad
bourne of Minneapolis and Mrs. Kali
her of Blue Hill. Several of the
grandchildren were, however, present
and a large number of the friends
of the truly good woman who had
passed away.
The remains of Mrs. Chadbourne,
enveloped in her wedding gown, were
laid to rest in Oak Knoll cemetery.
F. M. Campbell, G. I. Staples, A. J.
Bullis and W. H. Ferrell were the
pallbearers and B. M. Van Alstein
funeral director.
Mrs. Hurtt of Zimmerman was sub
jected to a surgical operation on Sun
day morning by Dr. Cooney for the
removal of a small tumor of the face.
Mr. Moey. who has been harvesting
in North Dakota, is at the hospital
for medical treatment in consequence
of deleterious effects produced by
alkali water.
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State Board of Equalization Increases
Assessment on Property in
Number of Counties.
Reduction of Over $5,000,000 in Min-
neapolis Makes Necessary This
Act of Johnson Board.
County Auditor Whitney has been
notified that the state board of equali
zation, at Its session for the year 1906,
has increased the percentage of as
sessment upon the following described
property in Mille Lacs county:
Real estate, 5 per cent.
Horses, 2-years old, 10 per cent.
Stallions, high-grade mares and
track horses, 60 per cent.
Working oxen, 20 per cent.
All other cattle three-years-old and
over, 10 per cent.
Hogs of all ages, 25 per cent.
Automobiles and other power
vehicles, 20 per cent.
Sewing and knitting machines, 5 per
Watches and clocks, 50 per cent.
Melodeons and organs, 10 per cent.
Household goods and wearing ap
-^parel, 40 per cent.
Gold and silver plate and plated
ware, 150 perv cent.
Diamonds and jewelry, 150 per cent.
In the special changes under section
863, revised laws of 1905, the assess
ment on the Security State Bank of
Princeton has been increased 65 per
Death of N. N. Agren's Slater.
Shortly after the return of N. N.
Agren from Litchfield last week he
received a message that his sister,
whom he was summoned there to see,
was dead. The Litchfield Saturday
Review of Oct. 6 gives the following
account Of her death:
Mrs. Hanson, wife of Ed. Hanson
of this city, died on Thursday evening
of this week shortly after six o'clock
after a long illness. Since her mar
riage and up to about three months
ago she had resided with her husband
and children at Atwater when the
amily removed to Litchfield. De
ceased was 33 years of age on August
23rt* last.
The funeral services will be held
tomorrow, Sunday, at 1 o'clock at the
residence and at 2 o'clock from the
Swedish M. E. church.
The deceased is survived by her
husband and three sons, Everett,
Aldine and Arthur her father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Agren and
three brothers, N. N. Agren, Prince
ton, Minn., and Swan N. and Barney
Agren of this city.
Minnesota Indians Growing Rich.
Approximately the sum of $100,000
will be paid to the Red Lake Indians
of Minnesota about the first of next
This payment is from the proceeds
of the sale of dead and down timber
and has nothing to do with the pay
ment for the lands which were sold at
Auction at Thief River Falls two years
The payments about to be made will
average $70 apiece to the Red Lake
reds and is a pretty fair sum'for them
to start the winter with.
Speakingof the northern Minnesota
Indians Acting Commissioner Maj. C.
H. Larabee said:
"They are among the best class of
Indians and are becoming rich. Their
timber and lands are selling at about
six or seven times more than the price
aggregated some 20 years ago when I
used to make the rounds of that sec
tion of the country.
"The White Earth Indians will have
a fortune from the sale of their tim
ber, and we are advised that after the
first little flurry of excitement, under
the provision of the Clapp amendment,
that the Indians became wise to their
own good and are not fooling away
any of their valuable lands.
"The Clapp amendment, adopted by
congress last winter, recognizes the
rights of all mixed bloods to receive
deeds in place of their just certificates
and hence they are independent citi-
The North and the Negro.
John Morley says the negro ques
tion in America is the greatest un
settled problem. Since the curse pro
nounced upon Canaan it has been a
problem. So far as America is con
cerned it is a present problem. And
it promises to increase, because it has
not occurred to the north as yet that
the time is not far distant when the
"race question" will be in its midst.
The negro is moving north and in a
few years he will be found in large
numbers in all parts of the Union.
Missouri is moving already for sep
arate schools for whites and blacks.
When a million blacks settle in some
i northern state there will be an issue
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that is not realized as yet. The north
gave the black the ballot while he was
a resident of the south. It was the
one wrong action of the war. The
south cannot submit to black domi
nation and the north will not when the
test comes.
The best judgment of the north
should set itself to the task of settling
the "race question." Education im
plies equality of ability, but the black
will never possess the ability of the
white, therefore education will not
solve the question.
The black has an equal right with
the white before the law in all ques
tions that do not affect the franchise.
Unjustifiable massacre is not the cure.
The Atlanta slaughter was a disgrace
to liberty. The negro problem re
mains for solution. It can never be
settled on a basis of equality.Com
mercial West.
Goes Forth In the NighJ With a Shot Gun
and Returns In a Hurry to Bed.
Tom Post tells this tale: Mike Ma
honey was awakened on Monday night
by a frightful howling which appar
ently emanated from a corner of the
barn yard. As he listened his "hair
stood up on end like quills upon the
fretful porcupine." "A banshee, be
jabers,"said Mike to himself "'tis
the wailing of a lost soul, sure."
There being no cessation to the howl.
Mike at last gathered up courage and
a shot gun and stole forth with trem
bling limbs into the night. Creeping
slowly towards the pig pen, from
which direction the sound now seemed
to come, great was Mike's surprise to
discover that a huge timber wolf had
attacked a ferocious boar and that the
boar was choking the wolf to death.
"Divil a bit do I want to mix up in
that scrap," said Mike, and returned
to bed. In the morning an investiga
tion showed that the boar had torn
the wolf into a thousand pieces.
Gold, Silver and Copper May be Tempered
A process of tempering gold, silver
and copper has been discovered by Z.
F. Vaughn of Los Angeles. By his
method it is claimed the ductile metals
are not only hardened, but a cutting
edge is obtained keener and more dur
able than that of steel because of the
microscopic fineness and smoothness
imparted to it.
The inventor's experiments were de
voted chiefly to the manufacture of
surgical instruments of gold, bis first
production being a hypodermic needle
of solid tempered gold.
For surgical purposes the inventor
claims that instruments of tempered
gold are superior to those of steel be
cause of their noncorrosiveness and
the ease with which they may be ster
The antitoxin needle is about two
inches long and the needle for spinal
anaesthesia is about three inches long.
There is no clogging, consequently
it is not necessary to use wire. The
needles are easy of introduction, the
largest size passing through the tissue
more readily than the smallest steel
As the needle is entirely asceptic it
leaves no mark. All wearing surfaces
are solid gold and may be either
twenty-four carat or any degree of
alloy. The secret of the process ap
pears to be in the solution used in
The inventor states that tempered
copper is not subject to that crystal
lization through vibration which
limits the life of steel that springs of
tempered copper have not only as
great elasticity and strengtn as steel,
but that owing to the extreme slowness
of the process of crystallization they
will retain the spring temper for a
practically indefinite period.
It is expected that a most extensive
use of tempered copper will be made
for journal bearings. Owing to the
great density of the metal it takes a
perfect polish with use and makes an
almost frictionless bearing, free from
danger of overheating, and outlast
ing either babbitt metal or brass for
the purpose.
Under a microscope a razor manu
factured by Mr. Vaughn showed a
much smoother edge than a steel
razor and a test proved that it held
its edge longer.Scientific American.
She's the "It."
The Lancashire clergyman who re
cently left the word "obey" out of the
marriages service gives as his reason
that he does not wish woman to start
married life at a disadvantage. But
it really matters little in practice.
It has long been understood that
though a man and his wife are one,
the wife is that one.London Globe.
Jones' Failing.
"What do you suppose is the cause
of Jones getting on in the world so
"Pure laziness. That man would
actually rather pay rent than
Movement of Murphys Slow at This
Point, Market Very Unsettled
and Prices Fluctuating.
Farmers Taking Advantage of Fine
Weather to Get the Potatoes
Out of the Ground.
The local potato market is unsettled
and fluctuating, prices being of course
governed entirely by the demand and
supply at the large purchasing
centers. At the present time the Chi
cago market appears to be glutted,
prices ruling from 35 to 42 cents. In
Minneapolis and St. Paul there still
remains a market for local shippers,
but the demand there is fast decreas
ing, and this means, according to
buyers at this point, at least a tem
porary decline in prices.
The yield of potatoes in this vicinity
promises to be large and the quality
the best ever brought to the ware
houses. W. H. Ferrell is authority
for the statement that the Burbanks
which he has purchased this year are
the finesttaking them on an aver
agehe has ever seen.
It is at this time difficult to estimate
the average number of bushels to the
acre, for not one fourth of the potato
growers have as yet garnered their
crops. So far, however, as we have
been able to ascertain, 125 bushels
per acre will not be far from the aver
age. There are fields which will not
yield more than half of this quantity
but then again there are others which
will run to 250 bushels per acre.
About sixty cars has been shipped
from Princeton this season.
In order to enable shippers of po
tatoes in this part of the country to
compete with Wisconsin in prices the
Great Northern Railroad company
has made a reduction of about 4 cents
per 100 pounds to Chicago, St. Louis,
Peoria and other points.
A Good Word for Rev. iSwlnnerton.
Presiding Elder Clemans, in his
annual report to the Methodist state
conference at Minneapolis, read the
following anent the commendable work
of Rev. Swinnerton, formerly of
At Hibbing, Rupert Swinnerton,
pastor, the church building has been
enlarged, beautiful windows replacing
the old, the walls decorated, new
pews, carpet and pulpit furniture the
parsonage, which was part of the
building, has been made into a lecture
room with rooms for Sunday schools
and other purposes: a new furnace
has also been installed and all ex
pense provided for. But this is
not all. A new parsonage has been
built, convenient, modern, costing
$1,500, the money being borrowed on
easy terms, the payment being pro
vided for in three years. While this
work was going on another denomi
nation was building a church, collect
ing money from the same sources that
the pastor) was collecting it from. Be
cause of these improvements Hibbing
has now one of the most desirable
charges in the district, the credit of
which is due Brother Swinnerton be
cause of his persistent and uu wearied
Enigmatical John.
Governor Johnson will address the
people of the village and vicinity on
the political issues of the day in an
open air meeting at Reichert Square
in this village next Saturday after
noon at 1 o'clock. The Leader will
offer a free subscription to any man
who after listening to the speech will
be able to figure out whether the gov
ernor is running as a republican, a
democrat, a populist, a prohibitionist
or to what political party, if any, he
does belong.Long Prairie Leader.
But Circumstances Alter Cases.
Chas. Warner is the man more than
any other to whom A. L. Cole owes
his nomination as governor. It is
due to Warner's work and good or
ganization that Cole's preliminary
campaign made him a candidate at all
to be considered. The republican
state central committee should have
retained his services at whatever
cost.Crookston Times.
Didn't Like to Exaggerate.
"Is this the best hotel in town?"
asked the stranger.
"Well," replied the native, I
dunno as I'd put it as strong as that,
but I guess it's safe to say it ain't as
bad as the rest of 'em. "Chicago
Record Herald.
Small Comfort for Topers.
Now that denatured alcohol is com
ing so much to the front it is discov
ered that there are many ways to ren
der it unfit to drink. Careless topers
are likely to run into some sad surp
rises after the tax comes off.Cleve
land Leader.

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