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Judge Giddings Hands Down Decision That Town of Baldwin Has Ac- quired No Jurisdiction. Case Will Probably be Carried to Su- preme Court in Order to Ob- tain Decisive Ruling. Judge Giddings has handed down a decision in the Damon road contest case to the effect that the town of Baldwin has not acquired jurisdiction in the matter. A summary of the pro ceedings follows: This case, which was tried before Judge Giddings and a jury at Elk River on November 15, 16 and 17, 1906. was an appeal to the district court from an order of the town board of Baldwin which instructed the laying out of u, public highway. A portion of this highway crossed A. B. Damon's land. Three questions, as follows, were at that time presented to the jury, all of which were decided in favor of the town board: 1. Whether the order of the board to construct the road should be af firmed and the road laid out. To this question the jury answered, "Yes." 2. The amount of damage to A. B. Damon by reason of same. This dam age was assessed by the jury at $50. 3. Whether the notice of hearing was served on Damon in the manner claimed by the board. This question was answered by the jury in the affirm ative. The court reserved to itself the question as to the legal sufficiency of the notice in the manner claimed and upon this point called for further argument. Such argument was pre sented at Anoka on January 23, 1907. On Febiuary 16 the court filed its order, reviewing the matter to the ex tent of ten typewritten pages, and holding that the service in the manner claimed was not legally sufficient and that the board had not thereby ac quired jurisdiction in the matter. The question turned on the meaning of the term "personal service" as used in the road statutes. If the rule announced by Judge Gid diiigs is sustained there is' probably not a legally laid out road in the state under the revised code. The question is of so vital importance that it will probably be deemed ad isable to take it to the supreme court in order to obtain a final and decisive ruling in the matter. 31r. Hill's Resourcefulness. An associated press dispatch from Chicago says: Should J. J. Hill fail in his efforts to increase the capitalization of the Great Northern sufficiently to enable him to make it a double track system throughout its entire length, it is said he will get around the difficulty by organizing a new company and build ing another transcontinental line. This would be a considerably more expenshe operation than merely double tracking the existing road, but where business demands it expenses do not count for much with Mr. Hill in the carrying out of his purpose. The first step in the construction of such a road, it is said, will probably be the building of a line from St. Paul to the western end of North Dakota, and this would serve to relieve the congestion on the Great Northern where it is most severely felt. Most of the trouble at present is be tween Grand Forks on the Red river to Minot. A new line from Fargo to Minot would relieve this entirely. It also would open up a section of the country not now possessing rail road facilities. Mr. Hill does not appear to be much in sympathy with the movement to cease railroad construction on ac count of the difficulty of raising money for new enterprises. At all events, he is going ahead with the building on a scale that is surprising to many in the railroad world. At the present moment he has not less than 3,000 miles of road under construction between the Mississippi river and the Pacific ocean, and this in spite of the fact that within the last six years the Hill lines have put in operation some 2,500 miles of new track. The Great Northern is now operat ing 872 miles more than it was in 1900. The Northern Pacific has added 687 miles to its system, and the Burling ton is operating today 791 miles more than it had at the opening of the cen tury. Of the various sections now under construction the most important is the new transcontinental line which Mr. Hill is building in Canada. A large force of men has been kept at work all winter on the western end of this road, which already is built from Van couver through the Rocky mountains. When spring opens, Mr. Hill says, work will be pushed vigorously across the prairie of Alberta, Assiniboia, and to Winnipeg, Man., which will be the eastern end of the system. It is expected to have the road finished in the next two years. It will be 1,500 miles long and is to be a direct competitor of the Canadian Pacific. Thus far no securiites have been placed on the market, the money being supplied by Mr. Hill and his friends. Mr. Hill is also building from Spo kane to Pasco, 423 miles. In addi tion to this, his roads are construct ing various sections aggregating more than 500 miles. War Statistics. In the so-called "glorious" victo ries of Caesar 1,000,000 men perished on the field of battle. Napoleon, in the short space of nine years, was authorized to devote to "the glory of France," 2,103,000 of her sons. In the ten years following the attack on Fort Sumter the world destroyed in war 1,400,000 lives and $6,000,000,000 worth of property. Two-thirds of the combined budgets of the various states of Europe are devoted to the mainte nance of armed forces and to the ser vice of a debt practically the whole of which was incurred by wars. War expenses in Europe absorb one-half of all the wealth created by productive labor. In the comparatively insig nificant war of England with the Boers England lost 23,450 men and spent $1,400,000,000. Three hundred and fifty thousand men were with drawn by her from productive in dustry to engage in the destruction of war. Military expenditures in the United States during the last eight years have absorbed $1,500,000,000. County Pays for State's Wrongs. The alleged illegal fishing case re cently heard in Judge Chadbourne's court, wherein Deputy Gamewarden Indrehus charged Fred Dahlstrom of Milaca with operating a fish house on the Rum river, cost the county of Mille Lacs over $31. Mr. Dahlstrom had in his possession two small pick erel when arrested by the over officious deputy, and anyone is per mitted by law to catch as many pick erel as he can at any time of the year. No evidence was presented which proved to the satisfaction of the jury that Mr. Dahlsrom ever operated a fish house, and thus it must be con cluded that he had no such house as charged in the indictment. It is to be deplored that the county should every now and then be called upon to pay from its treasury money for the prose cution of persons charged with viola tion of the game laws when such offenses exist only in the mind's eye of some designing minion employed by the state. The Best in the State. For years the Union has prided itself on publishing the neatest and best arranged delinquent tax list of any newspaper in the state. The state papers admit that the Union list is a model for others to copy after. Officials at the court house say they hear many compliments bestowed on the Union in this connection. Last week Clerk of Court King was in a Minneapolis real estate office where twenty-five or thirty papers contain ing the tax lists of their respective counties were being closely scanned by interested parties and it was the unanimous opinion of all present that the Mille Lacs county list as published in the Union was by far the neatest and best of the lot. The Union values the opinions of intelligent people. Teachers' Certificates. Following is a list of those to whom teachers' certificates were granted at the last examination. The certificates date from March 1, 1907: First gradeMrs. Eva T. Colburn, five years complete Miss Bessie G. Norton, five years complete Miss Svea Herou, limited. Second gradeMiss Christa Wallace, Miss Nellie Libby, Miss Anna Sulli van, Miss Helen Woelpern, Chas. A. Heilig. Miss Alice Hiller, Miss Frances Lenertz, Adna J. Orton, Miss Agnes Perry, Miss Mamie Yoten, Miss Ruby Winsor. Guy Ewing, County Superintendent. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Oscar Nyman of Dalbo was unfor tunate in getting his right hand in contact with a circular saw on Tues day afternoon which lacerated the hand to such an extent that it was found necessary to amputate the thumb and index finger. Ole Olson and Claire Cravens who were operated upon two weeks ago for appendicitis have returned to their homes. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1907. INMC TM DENIED Case of Sjoblom Brothers vs. J. F. Sul- livan Came Up for Hearing in Saint Cloud Saturday. Judge Myron Taylor Orders the Suit Carried Over to April Term of the District Court. On Saturday the case of Sjoblom Bros, and the Hamm Brewing com pany vs. J. F. Sullivan et al. came up for hearing before Judge Myron Taylor in St. Cloud. This was a suit wherein the plaintiffs sought to obtain an injunction restraining the defend ants from operating a barroom upon the premises known as the Riverside hotel, Princeton. The grounds set forth for the action were that prior to the time of the exe cution of a lease to the hotel property a contract had been made, and was on file in the register of deeds office of Mille Lacs county, which forbade the sale of liquor upon the Riverside hotel premises for a period of ten years. That a temporary injunction be is sued by the court was the prayer of the petitioners. Judge Taylor, after listening to a portion of the evidence, ordered the case carried over to the April term of court. In the course of the testimony produced Mr. Sullivan said that if permitted to operate a barroom in the Riverside hotel he would add twenty rooms to the building and give Princeton one of the finest hostelries in the northwest. Charles Keith of Princeton and Reynolds & Roeser of St. Cloud are the attorneys for the plaintiffs and E. L. McMillan of Princeton for the de fendants. Spuds Firmer in Chicago. Chicago.Owing to colder weather the market has firmed up considerably on potatoes and holders have been asking more money. Despite the car situation, which is still bad, the local market has received about the same stocks as last week. Buying both on local and shipping account has been brisk and this has stimulated prices all along the line. Owing to the cold snap there is lots of trouble again protecting cars from frost. Refrigerator cars are about as hard to get as ever, but some sections report box cars more plentiful. Up in Michigan there are cases where cars have made the fifth trip this season. When they can be gotten with lining intact it is a great saving as lumber and labor are no small items in pre paring cars for shipment. Wherever possible cars are being shipped under orders to be returned to the shipper when unloaded at destination, and this co-operaiion on the part of the rail roads is appreciated by shippers. E. P. Miller, of Albert Miller & Co., says the eating quality of Triumphs is being overlooked by the trade and he believes this variety of spuds can be handled by hundreds of dealers to supply their customers if a little effort is made. They are smooth potatoes with no eyes and Mr. Miller believes they will be in demand shortly for table use and will be eagerly sought. Farewell Surprise Party. On Tuesday evening a number of people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Robideau in Green bush for the purpose of giving a fare well party in honor of Messrs. Ross and Diliey and their families, who expect to soon start for the west. It was a genuine surprise to both fam ilies, as they knew nothing whatever of the purpose for which they were in vited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robideau. When they arrived there they found the house fairly packed with neigh bors and members of the M. B. A. lodge who had gathered to entertain them. The first thing on the program was a bountiful supper, and after this had been partaken of Wm. Deshaw, in behalf of the M. B. A. lodge, pre sented Mr. Ross with a gold past president lodge badge and Mr. Diliey with a shaving set. The recipients responded with short speeches ex pressing their heartfelt thanks to those who had so generously enter tained them. Mrs. Holthos Entertains. Mrs. Louise Holthus gave a recep tion on Thursday afternoon at the residence of E. B. Anderson to a number of her lady friends. It was one of those good old-fashioned re ceptions in which good old German American women participated. They related stories of days long gone by and Mrs. Holthus furnished a genuine German tea at 4 o'clock. None en joy themselves better than the Ger man women when they -gather upon such occasions as this. THOSE GONE BEYOND Ed^in S. Plalsted, a Former Resident of Wyanett, Dies at His Home A in Coquille, Oregon. Mrs. A. Tilley, Sargent Palmer and meat productis Mrs. Q. Cosgrove Also Cross to the Other Shore. Mrs. Tilley Mrs. Anner Tilley died in Princeton onWednesday evening, February 20, fro^n the effects of a paralytic stroke which she sustained twelve days prior r.r* Ha/Innf A th i-X~~^ 1 to hen death. AtI- time ofX her demise Mrs. Tilley was a widow. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Levings at St. Edward's Catholic church on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Tilley was born on February 20, 1829, in Harrisonville, Ohio, and was consequently 78 years of age. In 1848 she moved to Indiana, where she was shortly thereafter married to David Poole. Her husband having subsequently died she was again mar ried, 1862, to Joel Tilley while residing in the same state. In 1866 Mfs. Tilley removed to Amador, Minn., and lived there until 1880, when she went to Harris, Minn., to reside. In 1904tshe came to Prince ton and here remained to the time of her death. There were six children born of the first marriage, four of whom are liv ing, viz., George, John and David of Grand Rapids, Minn., and Frank of St. Paul. Of the secona union three children were born, one of whom, S. E. Tilley of Princeton, survives. Two brothers and two sisters also survive Mrs. Tilley. They are A. J. Poole, Milaca J. D. Poole, St. Paul Mary C. Proter, Flora, 111. Nancy M. Martin, North Branch, Minn. Edwin Pluisted. A letter received by Robt. H. King on Tuesday from Coquille, Oregon, states that Edwin S. Plaisted died at that place on February 11. Mr. Plaisted had suffered from heart dis ease for over a year, and this ailment resulted in his death. Mr. Plaisted was a resident of Wyanett for many years and left there in 1905, shortly after the death of .his wife. One son and a daughter survives him, viz., Frank Plaisted, Anoka and Mrs. N. C. Kelly, Coquille, Ore., with whom he made his home. Mr. Plaisted was a true American, possessed a kindly and generous dis position, and his numerous friends in this part of the country will be ex tremely sorry to hear that this good old gentleman has passed away. Mrs. Cosgro\o Dr. Armitage received a telegram on Tuesday from Le Sueur stating that his aunt, Mrs. Grace Cosgrove, had died at 1:45 o'clock upon the morning of the same day. Mrs. Cos grove was about 76 years of age. She is survived by three sons, John, C. N. and James, all of whom reside in Le Sueur. Mrs. Cosgrove was a native of Ireland. She will be buried in Le Sueur today. Dr. Armitage left here yesterday to attend the fune ral. Sargent Falmer. Sargent Palmer died at Detroit, Minn., on February 24, at the age of 83 years. Mr. Palmer was born in Brighton, Maine, on November 24, 1824, and lived there until 1881, when he moved to Detroit and there re mained for the rest of his life. The deceased was the father of S. H. Palmer of Princeton. senate took both Two-Cent Fare Bill Passes Senate. The senate passed the Peterson bills for 2-cent-a-mile railroad fare and prohibiting passes. The 2-cent bill went through by a vote of 57 to 6. The anti-pass measure received but one opposing votethat of Senator Laybourn of Duluth. Amendments *u a Beneficial Legislation. The senate on Monday passed the agricultural appropriation bill, carry ing nearly $10,000,000 the postoffiee appropriation bill, carrying $210,000,- 000 the pension appropriation bill, carrying $145,000,000, and the bill authorizing the establishment of an agricultural bank in the Philippines. The principal fight over the agricul amendment, requiring the packers to pay the cost of administering the meat inspection law. This amendment was defeated on a point of order. Mr. Beveridge secured the adoption of an amendment, which requires the date of canning and inspection to appear on the label of thw*s can containing Th wit Passed in ostoffe an hour and fifteen minutes. Amend ments adding $1,388,759 for the exten sion of the pneumatic mail service, and requiring postal cars to be lighted electricity, were adopted, Mr. Lodge secured the passage of the Philippine agricultural bank bill A amendment to this bill offered by Senator Culberson, declaring the inv tention of the United States to abandon the islands as soon as a stable independent government should established, was defeated The senate also passed a bill grant ing a service pension to army nurses. Those who are disqualified to earn a livelihood, and have reached the age of 62 years, are to receive $12 a month at 70 years, $15, and at 75 years, $20. The postoffiee bill above referred to will have to go back to the house be fore it becomes a law. but there is little doubt of its passage. This bill carries an increase of salary for car riers, including the rural men, and clerks. Koadstrom's Fire Loss Adjusted. The arbitrators in the Roadstrom fire salvage adjustment, after a lengthy deliberation, awarded the loser $1,500. Thos. Beare of Brainerd was chosen by the insurance com panies as their representative, N. E. Jesmer served as the representative of P. L. Roadstrom and A. S. Mark was selected by Thos. Beare and N. E. Jesmer. From the time of commenc ing to take invoice to* the adjustment of the damages four and a half days were consumed. Beare, the insurance representative, put forth every effort to cut the amount of damage down to a mere bagatelle, but the other arbi trators strenuously objected and ulti mately won their point. Mr. Road strom is getting none too much, but he tells us that he is fairly well satis fied. The License Had Expired. Last week J. A. Stoneberg of Cam bridge was found guilty of the charge of conducting a public auction sale without having first procured a li cense from the coumy commissioners, and was fined $5 and costs. It ap pears that Mr. Stoneberg's license had expired on the 5th of January and by some inadvertence on the part of one of the commissioners had not been renewed, although the applica tion was on file in the county audi tor's office. By the way, a public auctioneer is required to pay $10 li cense fee annually and file a bond of not less than $1,000. The license entitles him to do business in the county in which it is issued and in any of the adjoining counties. Boxcars More Plentiful. The Great Northern Railroad com pany is meeting the demands of po tato shippers here by sending in big strings of boxcars and permitting such cars, when loaded, to go directly through to the south without necessi tating the transfer of stock as was formerly called for by the rules of the company. Potato warehousemen are jubilant over the new ruling of the Great Northern management. Graduation Diplomas. have 100 eighth grade graduation diplomas of large size and fine de signs for the rural schools of Mille Lacs county. Pupils taking the state test and passing will be entitled to one of these beautiful diplomas. Teachers may call for them in the May exami nations, but can not fill them out until the returns are here. Guy Ewing, County Superintendent. ol folksT dance^ Tn of Senator were proposedthe to but the senate tno t.h H^ Peterson and voted^them allf down.* The 2-cent bill of the senate pro hibits charging over 2 cents a mile for passengers over 12 years of age, or over 1 cent a mile for children from 5 to 12, and children under 5, free. TIL 1..H Maccabees ttiid guod music wa The anti-pass bill prohibits giving A A i it* nished by Anderson'.s orchestra any special privileges or rate "for the traveling accommodation or trans portation of any person or property or the transmission of any message or communication." Lad iuo puuuipai ugnii over me agricui- never tural bill took place on the Beveridge News. given by the Maccabees thei.r hal las evening was a highly delightfull event and many people participated. The old folks tripped the light fantastic with a grace that would put many a young person to shame. A nice luncheon was served by the Lady music was fur- Gives McClnre a Close Call. The last line run by the surveying crew in the vicinity of Onamia cuts up the J. W. McClure property at that point quite badly, passing between the house and barn of the McClure farm and almost grazing the corner of the large Cundy & McClure store building. It crosses the river just north of the bridge.Mille Lacs Pio neer. Watch Him. Keep never your eye on the man who makes mistakes.Chicago VOLUME XXXI. NO. 10 CONCERT^ SUCCESS Program Presented at the Methodist Church on Tuesday Night an Especially Qood One. Ladies of the Church Serve Ice Cream and Cake and Realize Sum of About Twenty Dollars. The entertainment at the Methodist church on Tuesday evening was highly appreciated by all in attend ance. The arrangement of the pro gram was especially good and those who participated demonstrated that their selections had been carefully studied and frequently rehearsed. In the various numbers there was virtually no choice so far as perfec tion in rendition was concernedall participants were equally worthy of commendation. The Apollo Male Quartet, composed of Guy Ewing, Grover Umbehocker, Fremont Woodcock and Chas. Kopp rendered some excellent selections Mrs. Perkins sang two solos, Miss Peterson gave a reading and Mrs. H. H. Farnham executed two selections on the piano. Ice cream and cake was afterwards served to the audience by the lady members of the church and a period of much social enjoyment was passed. About $20 was taken in, which will be devoted to church work. A Leading Citizen. Numbered among the leading and public spirited business men of Drain is A. B. Chadbourne, who is a dealer in fine confectionery, fruits, nuts, sta tionery and all kinds of soft drinks. He also handles the latest magazines and daily papers and conducts an up to-date ice cream parlor. Mr. Chad bourne handles only the choicest of goods and conducts his establish ment on thoroughly modern plans. He is held in the highest esteem by the general public and is meeting with a large and satisfactory patronage. He has much faith in Drain's future and is ever ready to help forward any public enterprise that will benefit the city in which he lives.Roseburg, Ore., Review. The gentleman above mentioned is the youngest son of Justice C. H. Chadbourne of Princeton. Did You Ever? Did you ever observe the look of contempt on a plump girl's face when she sees a thin one crossing a muddy street?Chicago News OPINIONS OF EDITORS I Sajje Ad\ice. The legislature, in its wild clamor for reform, will do well to see that it passes constitutional bills only. Mary McFadden. Not the Source of All Evils. While the legislature is taking nu merous falls out of the railroads, why not reserve one good blow each for the express companies, coal combines and other monopolies. The railroads are not the source of all evils.Kel liher Journal. Excursions Benefit Mostly Big Cities. The railroads threaten to cut off all excursion rates if a two-cent rate is passed. That don't scare us. It would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to country busi ness if there were no excursion rates. Sauk Center Herald. Easily Located. With iron ore being discovered at Kelliher and Black river, it is the duty of Big Falls to prospect its cel lars before our town gets too bulky to move. All that is needed to locate iron anywhere in this country is a diamond drill and a liar.Big Fork Compass. Fair and Wise. Senator Nelson's idea for the gov ernment to reserve the mineral rights while giving settlers title to the sur face of vacant lands, seems to be a fair and wise one. Uncle Sam needs those coal mines in the southwest with which to swat the coal trust.Big Fork Compass. 4 A Righteous Fight. There is going to be a merry fight against the passage of any measure prohibiting fishing and hunting for two years in Minnesota. It is believed to be an unnecessary and ultra radical measure at this time and the sportsmen will register such a vigor ous kick that it is most likely that a bill with such provisions will either be lost in committee or defeated by a big majority, if it comes to a vote. Crookston Journal.