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Much Interest Manifested by the Citi- zens of Princeton in Tuesday's Battle of the Ballots. A. W. Woodcock Chosen to Preside Over Deliberations of Council for the Ensuing Year. The annual election for the village of Princeton was held on Tuesday and the day was an ideal onea day ex ceptionally salubrious for this season of the year. Many tickets were in the fieldsix, seven or eightand the supporters of the various candidates worked ener getically for those whom they favored. Nevertheless it was a good-natured contest, none of the candidates seem ing to caie but little whether they were winners or losers. It was a contest which did credit to those engaged thereina fair and square battle of the ballots. Princeton is proud of the men elected to take charge of its affairs for the coming year and Princeton is proud of the men who have so well filled the position of councilmen dur ing the last term. There are no bet ter men obtainable than those elected at this term and there are no better men than those retiring. The old councilmen retired with good grace there is no ill-feelingno animosity of the remotest degree toward their successors. In fact they welcome these successorsthey are glad to shift the burden of the village affairs upon other shoulders. That is, they are pleased to give other men an op portunity to demonstrate their ability in administrative work. The retiring council was a good onea council that nas put forth every effort to please the people. The incoming council is a good one, too, composed of all representative citi zensbusiness men of executive abil ity. The election resulted in the follow ing men being selected to fill the vil lage offices: President of council, A. W. Wood cock: councilmen. Jos. Craig, B. D. Grant, H. E. -Jooa: treasUler, F. Petterson recorder, Ira G. Stanley, assessoi, T. F. Scheen justices of peace, C. H. Chadbourne, A. Z. Nor ton constables, S. A. Cravens, O. B. Newton. Milaca VillagePresident, H. P. Bacon, trustees, Martin Sorenson, Albin Allen, R. C. Cramb recorder, Qolleff Vaaler: assessor, C. W. Wills treasurer. A. T, Tufty justice of peace, Wm. Carlson constables, F. W. Thomas, Jos. Schulz. Total vote cast, 163. Foreston VillagePresident, Geo. H. Deans trustees, Ed Stromwall, Peter Sundling, O. F. Golden clerk, F. T. P. Neumann assessor, A. H. Towle: treasurer, John A Norgren justice of peace, Albert'"Morehouse. Elections at Cambridge and Isanti. No license carried by three majority after a bitter fight, the temperance side closing the campaign Sunday evening by a mass meeting. The ticket elected: President of council, A. B. Halhn councilmen, Dan Anderson, P. M. Sohlberg, Dan Stadin clerk, P. M. Torrell treasurer, T. C. Blom gren justices, O. A. Halhn, George Starr. Isanti village: President, Ed. Norehus councilmen, Wilfred Olson, A. Zatterquist, O. M. Johnson clerk, G. C. Olson justice, E. C. Brander. License carried. How Thev Would Do It in England. Had Mr. White been shot in Eng land, Thaw would have come before a police magistrate the following day and his case would have been dealt with in a few hours at Old Bailey at the July session. Only a few days would thus have elapsed between the act and the verdict of condemnation or acquittal. It is the freedom from technicalities and delays which Ameri can publicists most admire in Eng land's criminal law and its adminis tration London Daily Mail. To Prevent a Flood. A well known Philadelphia rector, having a parishioner of great fluency of speech and also somewhat addicted to profanity, considered it his duty to talk to the man about his fault. The man listened for a while respectfully, and then replied seriously: I know it is a bad habit, but you see, my words flow so rapidly that I have to throw in a 'dam' now and then to pre vent a flood."Lippincott's. The Almost Human Dog. The dog undoubtedly exhibits more human traits than any other lower animal, and this by reason of his long association with man. There are few of our ordinary emotions that the dog does not share, as joy, fun, love of adventure, jealousy, suspicion, com radeship, helpfulness, guilt, covetous ness, and the like, or feelings analo gous to thesethe dog version of them I am not sure but that the dog is capable of contempt. The behavior at times of a large dog toward a small, the slights he will put upon him, even ejecting his urine upon him, is hardly capable of any other inter pretation. The forbearance, too, which a large dog usually shows toward a touchy little whiffet, never resenting its impudent attacks, is very human. A barking dog never bites", is an old saying founded upon human nature. The noisy blusterer is rarely dangerous, whether man or dog. I do not agree with Stevenson that the dog is a snob. The key to a dog's heart is kindness. He will always meet you half way and more. I have been asked why the farm dog usually shows such hostility to tramps and all disreput able looking persons. It is not their looks that disturb the dog, but their smella strange, unknown odor. John Burroughs in Outing Magazine. TWO FIRES Al Munz Sustains a Property toss of $150 and Ed. Hall of $l,20O. A fire originating from a defective chimney damaged property to the ex tent of $150 at the residence of Al. Munz on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Munz had just seated himself at the dinner table and his wife called his attention to an odor of smoke which prevailed. Upon investigation Mr. Munz discovered that the ceiling near the chimney was on fire. He ran up stairs and opened the door to a room in which is kept clothing, linen, etc., and there found that flames had made their way through the flooring and were burning fiercely. Several pails of water were procured from down stairs and by the time the fire depart ment reached the house Mr. Munz had succeeded in checking the progress of the fire. The firemen, upon arrival, ripped a hole in the roof of the resi dence and subdued the fire with but little difficulty. A quantity of cloth ing and linen was destroyed and the wall paper ruined by smoke and water. The loss is fully covered by insurance. So excited was Mr. Munz when he discovered the hre thai he did not think of a fifty-gallon tank filled wHh water in the next room, but ran up and down stairs with pails until he was almost exhausted. Ed Hall Loses Residence. At 7:30 on Saturday morning the residence of Ed. Hall, who lives near Stanchfield lake, with the whole of its contents, was destroyed by fire. The fire, which originated from a de fective stove pipe, spread with such rapidity that it was impossible to save any of the proprty in fact, Mr. Hall says, he had all he could do to save his family. The total loss was about $1,200. No insurance was car ried upon either the house or furni ture. Mr. Hall will rebuild as soon as possible. THE SOO WILL BUILD. Foley Bros. Have the Contract for the Building: of the Soo Extension. There is now no doubt about the building of the Soo extension via Royalton and Mille Lacs lake to Duluth. Foley Bros, of St. Paul have been awarded the contract and the dirt will be flying as soon as the frost is out of the ground. Mr. Timothy Foley informs the editor of this paper that they expect to have the grading completed by October 1st next, and the cars will be running a month later. The building of this road will open up and develop the northern part of Mille Lacs county and bring in hundreds of new settlers. Origin of the Grand Jury. The institution of the grand jury dates back to the earliest period of English history, having been in use among the Saxons. It appears that the number of the grand jury was originally twelve, but in the time of Henry III, it was the practice to re turn four knights for every 100, who elected twelve knights to take part with them in the inquest. Toward the latter part of the reign of Edward III in addition to the in quest for the 100, the sheriff was re quired to retrun a panel of knights for the whole county. This jury was called "le graunde inquest" and made inquiry for the county, while the jury for the 10 inquired for its own district only. After the establishment of the "graunde inquest the practice of sum moning a jury of the 100 gradually went out of use. In the present day in England, as in the United States, the grand jury must consist of not less than twelve and usually not more than twenty three. The number varies in differ ent states.Chicago Chronicle. R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1907, The annual town meeting for the township of Princeton was held in the armory, over the Caley Hardware company's store, on Tuesday, March 12, and the representation of farmers was fairly up to the average. The candidates on the town ticket were all good men and those not elected have not necessarily passed into oblivion. Of the old town board G. W. Harter holds over for one year and M. A. Carlson for two years. The ticket presented for considera tion, with the number of votes cast for each candidate, was as follows: For Supervisor, 3 years Bockoven George Schmidt Gus Lueck Lewis Henschel For Town Clerk- Otto Henschel For Treasurer August Henschel For Assessor- William Klingbeil Verne Mott Foi Justices of the Peace A Lowell Ernest Sanford For Constables- Thomas Post Henrv Carlson Carl Riek Total vote cast, 150 ROAD AND BHXDGE FUND March 8,1906, orders outstanding S542 2i Orders drawn durmg 1906 3 031 41 Interest 47 47 Orders canceled during year Orders outstanding March b. 1907 March 8 1006, orders outstanding Orders drawn during 1906 Interest and treasurer's fees Orders canceled durinc year Orders outstanding March 8,1907 RESULTOFTOWNELECTIONS Town Meeting Day in Princeton Brought a Large Number of Representative Farmers to the Polling Place. Financial Statement Shows This Town to be in Flourishing Condition With Balance in Treasury of $224.67. 60 54 18 9 143 147 117 26 132 110 74 69 110 At the business meeting in the after noon Geo. Haddow acted as moder ator. The first matter to come up for dis posal at this session was the election of overseers for the ten districts in the township, and the result was as fol lows: First district, Ed Ziebarfch sec ond, Albert Harmon third, John Williams fourth, Caleb Pinkham fifth, Clarence Sanford sixth, Emil Maehack seventh, William Sefeldt eighth, Scott Bruce ninth, A. Shan non tenth, Ed. Engelke. The poundmaster question then came up for settlement, and after a short discussion it was unanimously agreed that every farmer should act as his own poundmaster. The next thing in order was to des ignate three conspicuous places in the township at which to post public no tices. A motion prevailed to the effect that the same places be used as last year. Next was read the supervisors' re port on the location of guide posts and the question submitted whether these guide posts be adequate for public service. Upon motion it was decided that two new guide posts be erected, one on the northwest quarter of section 25 and the other upon sec tion 8 in Long Siding. It was also decided to repair the guide post on section 10. Town Clerk Otto Henscheel read the financial statement of the township of Princeton for the past year. This re port showed in detail the receipts and disbursements of the several funds in a clear manner. Upon motion the financial statement was adopted as read. A synopsis of the report fol lows: $3 631 13 S3 573 66 47 47 $J 621 13 TOWN FUND $512 54 541 46 U9 30 $1,183 30 31,042 00 140 43 81,183 30 Bal on hand in road and bridge fund $413 57 Orders outstanding to date 188 90 Bal in treasurer $224 67 It will be seen by the above state ment that there is now a balance in the township's treasury amounting to $224.67, whereas the financial state ment read at the annual meeting in 1906 showed an indebtedness of $1,054.79. This is a very creditable showing. It was voted to levy $2,400 for road and bridge work and $800 for current expense account as against $2,500 and $1,000 levied last year for the same purposes. The pay per diem for pathmasters came up and upon motion $2 per day was agreed upon, this being the amount stipulated under the new law. A motion was made to hold the next annual meeting at Brickton, but when put to a vote the motion was lost and the matter left with the supervisors to determine. The question of the advisability of building a hall for town meeting pur poses was discussed but the majority of the voters were against such a proposition at this time. At a meeting of the town board on Wednesday morning M. A. Carlson was, by a unanimous vote, elected chairman for the ensuing year. Bogus BrookSupervisor for three years, L. E. Diedrich supervisor for one year, Carl Hoeft clerk, A. J. Pranzen assessor, Gideon Wicklund treasurer, Peter Jensen justice of peace, Axel Bragge constable, S. C. Nelson. Town revenue, $300 road and bridge, $700. BorgholmSupervisor for three years, Nels M. Peterson supervisor for one year, Frank Telander clerk, Emil Sjoberg assessor, P. M. Schelin treasurer, J. P. Billings justice of peace, W. S. Taylor constable, Oscar Osborne. Town revenue, $250 road and bridge, $552.20. Frank Telander was elected to fill the unexpired term of Peter Nelson. GreenbushSupervisor for three years, A. B. Gramer clerk, J. H. Grow assessor, Wm. Deshaw treas urer, James Kenely: justice of peace, R. S. Shaw. Town revenue, $300 road and bridge, $500. Total vote oast, 153. It was voted to purchase a road grader, a plow and wheel scrap ers. The new officers will qualify next Saturday afternoon. HaylandSupervisor for three jears, Peter .Larson clerk, Alfred F. Johnson assessor, Andrew Ander son treasurer, Ole J. Harstad. MilacaSupervisor for three years, Sanford Thorson clerk, O. E. Lar son assessor, Peter Jensen treas urer, C. A. Ness justices of peace, Sam Bentson two jears, C. F. John son one year constable, Nels Lind fors. South HarborSupervisor tor three years, Adolph Olson clerk, Chas. L. Freer assessor, Evert Corwin treas urer, W. J. Eynon justices of peace, Ed Bauer and Geo. Simpson con stable, Geo. Hawes. Town revenue $100 road and bridge $300. Sherburne County. Blue HillSupervisor for three years, Robert McQuaid supervisor for one year, Nels C. Johnson clerk, M. B. Mattson treasurer, John Kali her assessor, Clarence Taylor jus tice of peace, John Kaliher consta ble, Thos. Tellefson. Amount voted for expenditure, $650. Total vote cast, 69. It was voted to permit the town hall to be used for entertain ments. BaldwinSupervisor for three years, S. A. Lane clerk, H. B. Fisk assessor, J. H. Angstman treasurer, Martin Rossing justice of peace, Chas. Judkins. Town revenue, $400 road and bridge, $700. Total votes cast, 79. LivoniaSupervisor for three years, E. A. Smith clerk, C. W. Parker assessor, J. E. Wright: treasurer, Henry Swanson justice of peace, J. H. Schulte constable, C. A. Stillman. Town revenue, $100 road and bridge, $500. Total votes cast, 99. SantiagoSupervisor for three years, Ole H. Olson clerk, W. W. Goundry assessor, T. J. May bury treasurer, John E. Odegard justice of peace, H. M. Fox constable, Christian Rusch. Town revenuet $250 road and bridge, $600. Isanti County. Spencer BrookSupervsor for three years, Chas. Tompkins clerk, O. W. Blomquist assessor, G. W. Jacobs treasurer, J. A. Smith justices of peace, N. A. Messa and G.W. Jacobs constables, R. A. Smith and S. D. McKenney. Town revenue, $75 road and bridge, $75. Total vote cast, 79. WyanettSupervisor for three years, Lewis Erickson clerk, P. A. Chilstrom assessor, J. O. Krave treasurer, Dan Findell justices of peace, S. Winsor and Mike Scanlon constables, John Gerdin and George Tomlinson. Town revenue $300 road and bridge $1,150 incidental $50. Precept and Practice. In Dublin, at a certain evening class for adults, the schoolmaster was giving some workmen a lesson in geography. "You see, men,"said he, address ing his class, "the population of China is so great that two Chinamen die every time we take a breath." This information made deep im pression on some of the burly schol ars, and the master was particularly struck with the strange appearance of an Irishman at the foot of the class. His face was turning black and his eyes were bulging from his head. "What is the matter, Murphy?" in quired the schoolmaster, with alarm. Pat opened his mouth and regained his breath. "Sure," said he, I was stoppin' me breath t' save th' lives of some o' thim Chinamen. I believe in 'live and let live,' I do." A FATAL. FAL.L,. Re Alexander Smith Dies From Injuries ceived while Working: on Bridge. Alexander Smith, brother of A. H. Smith of Princeton, on Friday at 2 p. m. fell from a steel bridge which is be ing constructed by the Great Northern road over the Nemadji river between Allouez and Saunders, and sustained injuries from which he died three hours later in St. Mary's hospital, Superior. Mr. Smith was engaged in unload ing steel and timbers from a car, when his feet slipped and he fell over the side of the bridge, which is 75 feet in height. He sustained a fractured skull, his right arm was broken and he was injured internally. His inter ception in the descent by the stringers of the structure was probably all that saved him from instantaneous death. Mr. Smith was rendered unconscious by the fall and remained in this con dition until three hours later, when he died on the operating table in St. Mary's hospital. Alexander Smith was 43 years of age and is survived by a widow and two children. A. H. Smith of this village, brother of the deceased, left here on Monday for Superior to attend the funeral. About an hour previous to the ac cident which resulted fatally to Mr. Smith the foreman of the bridge crew, Ray Scofield, also fell from the bridge and sustained a fracture of the skull and internal injuries from which he has not much chance of recovery. Scofield's body, in its descent, caught on the stringers in about the same manner as Smith's. HIS FATE A SAD ONE. W. C. Andrews Meets Death While Mak ing Final Trip for His House. W. C. Andrews of Minneapolis, traveling salesman for the wholesale paper house of Wright, Barrett & Stilwell, who was one of the two men killed in a railroad wreck near Grand Forks, N. D., on Friday evening, was known to a number of people in Princeton, as he made periodical trips to this place in the interest of his house. He was a man possessing a kindly, jovial disposition and was humorous and entertaining. Mr. Andrews' death is particularly sad from the fact that he was making his final trip on the road for his firm. He had followed the occupation of commercial traveler for thirty-two years and was about to take charge of a department in the house which he represented at the conclusion of this run. Fate, however, decreed other wise. Mr. Andrews was 66 years of age. A daughter and three stepsons sur vive him. The Minister's Be tort. A good story is told of the Rev. Humphrey Moore, for many years a Congregational minister in Milford. N. H., who was noted for his blunt honesty and natural wit. This characteristic was never better illustrated than at a meeting one day of the society with the long name when the Rev. Mr. Moore gave a long address, which was an eloquent ap peal for the humane treatment of horses and all other dumb animals. In the audience was a young minis ter, who evidently thought the vener able Mr. Moore had taken up too much of the time and, thinking to have a little fun with his venerable associate, said "that he thought the poor, overworked horse would neigh his praise and every jackass bray his approval." At this point the Rev. Mr. Moore interrupted with the re mark that he expected they would, but did not think they would begin so soon. The roars of laughter which followed the sally were not quieted for some time. VOLUME XXXI. NO. 12 F.W.MAMMARRIED Miss Beatrice L. Pinney, an Accom- plished Young Lady of Minne- apolis, is the Bride. Ceremony Performed in mil City and Wedding Supper Served in Donaldson Tea Rooms. Frederick W. Manke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Manke of Germany, was married at 7 o'clock on Wednes day evening, March 6, to Miss Beat rice L. Pinney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Pinney of Minneapolis. The marriage ceremony was per formed by Rev. W. M. Holbrook at his residence 121 Eleventh street south, Minneapolis. The Episcopal ring service was used and the bride and groom were unattended. The bride wore a gown of pearl gray Paris muslin, made in empire style, and elaborated with garnitures of Irish point lace. Her hat was of gray chiffon with Irish lace and gray plumes, and she held a shower bou quet of rosebuds and lilies of the val ley. The parlor decorations were in palms, ferns and trailing vines with prettily shaded lights. The wedding supper was served at Donaldson's tearooms and covers were placed for twenty-two. Red and white tulips were the decorations. Mr. and Mrs. Manke arrived in Princeton on Thursday evening and proceeded to the home of the groom's parents, where the wedding was ap propriately celebrated. Over a hun dred persons were present at the cele bration and the bride and groom were the recipients of many valuable gifts from friends and relatives. Mr. Manke is a young man of in dustrious habits and is highly es teemed in this community, while his fair bride is a lady of many accom plishments. School Report. School report of district 7, for the month of February: Total attendance in days, 664}^ average daily attend ance, 33 number enrolled, 47. Those present 20 days were Arnold Raben stein, Robert Huggins, Gladys Hughes, Myrtle Gramer, William Erickson, Helen Bemis, Olive Ayers, Edward Almlie. Those present 19 days were Dewey Bemis, Joseph Ra benstein, Harry Sandquist. Miss Bell Orton, teacher. Rivers and Harbors Bill. The river and harbor appropriation bill, as finally agreed upon in confer ence, takes as good care of the in ternal improvement projects of the northwest as could be desired by the people of that section. The upper Mississippi river project is retained in the bill precisely as it was fixed by the senate, which is an improvement over the house provision. In' regard to the Duluth-Superior harbor improvement the bill comes out of conference changed somewhat, but probably acceptable to the people of both cities, as well as to the ship ping interests of the Great Lakes. Senator Nelson's amendments relating to these harbors were modified in some particular, but the chief point of importance is that although the pro vision for a protecting pier at the Duluth entrance is stricken out, the bill carries an appropriation of $200,000 additional that subsequently will be employed in dredging the inner basin of the Duluth harbor. The bill as reported carries $86,963,432, as against $92,884,472 as passed by the senate and $84,198,138 as passed by the house. Wasn't Quite Ready. To illustrate the vicissitudes of those who die rich, Andrew Carnegie told at a dinner an amusing Scotch story. "George Gordon, a rich old Scot," he said, "was taken seriously ill and decided that he had better draw up his will at once. "Accordingly, the testament was then and there written out at his dic tation, read to him, and placed in his lap for his signature. "The old man took the pen, wrote 'George Gor,' and then sank back exhausted. "The heir hastily raised him again. 'D, uncle d,'he prompted. 'Dee?' growled the old man. I'll dee when I'm ready, ye avareecious wretch.' "New York Post. What Women Clip. When you see a woman cutting something out of the newspaper it's either about complexions or how to make furniture out of dry goods boxes.New York Press. Hard to Convince. It is simply impossible to convince the average man that water is the proper thing in which to drown his troubles.Chicago News.