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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear.
EASTER OBSERVANCE
Resurrection of Christ Appropriately
Commemorated in the Sacred
Edifices of Princeton.
Revs. Heard and Swertfager Deliver
Sermons In M. E. and Con-
gregational Churches.
Easter Sunday was appropriately
observed in the churches by the pre
sentation of specially arranged pro
grams of particular attractiveness.
The religious edifices were tastefully
decorated with flowers and foliage be
fitting the occasionthe commemora
tion of the resurrection of Jesus
Christ.
In the Methodist church the services
were largely of a musical nature, in
terspersed with dialogues, recitations,
etc., and the participants in these ex
ercises acquitted themselves in a
highly creditable manner. Solos
by Mrs. Perkins and F. F. Woodcock
were especially well rendered. Rev.
C. M. Heard, D. D., delivered a
powerful and eloquent sermon at the
evening service, taking for his subject,
"The real meaning of the Empty
SepulchreWhat should be our at
titude of thought and life toward the
fact and person of the Christ."
The observances at the Congrega
tional church also consisted of serv
ices of song, the numbers being
selected with great care, and both
3hoi and soloists demonstrating per
fect familiarity with their parts. Rev.
Swertfager preached a forceful ser
mon which was greatly appreciated by
the congregation.
The usual low mass was observed
in St. Edward's Catholic church at 8
o'clock in the morning and high mass
at 10:30. A special musical program
rendered by high-class talent was
presented at the latter service.
At the German and Swedish churches
the day was observed with due pro
priety.
Every sacred edifice in the village
was crowded at both morning and
-evening services.
With but slight variation the pro
grams published in last week's
Union were presented as printed.
The All Important Question.
We have a magnificent state capitol
at St Paul, but if one of our farmer
tax payers took a notion to see it and
drive there w^h his own team, he
would have a fierce time. Minnesota
roads are a fright, and yet our legis
lators are vieing with each other to
connect impassable highways with ex
pensive bridges, leaving the main
question of good roads practically
unconsidered. Ahead, far ahead, of
any other scheme for state develop
ment, comes good roads. A farmer
can put up with a rickety bridge very
well if the highway leading thereto is
in first class condition. If we can
only have the one, let it be good roads
by all means, and tinker up the
bridges so as to make them safe. Get
the avenues leading to the bridges in
good shape first, and'the bridges will
follow quick and fast. The roads at
this season of the year all over the
state are almost impassable, while the
bridges are a sort of oasis on the
dreary way where the tired team can
stamp their feet, shake off the mud,
and breathe free for a moment.Rush
City Post.
'ttaik's April Horse Sale.
Emmet Mark's April sale bids fair
to surpass in magnitude any auction
ever held by him at this point. He
will offer at this sale 500 head of
horseswestern, draft, driving, farm,
saddlers, ponies and mules. Sale will
take place at E. Mark's corrals,
Princeton, on Saturday, April 6, and
commence at 10 o'clock a. m. sharp.
Persons having live stock, vehicles,
harness or farm machinery to sell
should bring the same to this sale.
Mr. Baird, the noted auctioneer of
Danville, 111., will assist Emmet
Mark on *his day. For further partic
ulars see large posters.
May Be Forced on Mllaca.
With the northern half of Mille Lacs
county doubling and trebling in pop
ulation during the next few years it is
possible that the county seat may be
forced on Milaca as a matter of con
venience and economy to the majority
of the taxpayers of the county.Mil
aca Times.
The Battle Cry Forgotten.
State development, the great battle
cry in the last campaign, has dwin
dled down to passing laws to prohibit
babies from nursing a bottle. Good
roads are side-tracked.Rush City
Post.
Mr. Murphy's Squirrels.
Henry Murphy has a number of
grey squirrels upon his farm of which
he thinks much more than he does his
turkeys or his porkers. Woe betide
the man who seeks to shoot or other
wise entrap one of these pets. Henry
is ever on the alert for such villains.
Mr. Murphy's squirrels have full run
of the corn crib and a pan of water
stands near the pump for their espe
cial use. They are so tame that they
will eat from a person's hand, and so
well are they acquainted with Henry
that often, upon a summer morning
when he has overslept, have they en
tered his bedchamber and nibbled at
his whiskers to awake him. "There
are often dissensionsfamily scraps
in the squirrel family," says Mr.
Murphy, "and I have known of occa
sions when, driven from their nests by
these feuds in the dead of winter they
have entered my home and whistled
for a place to sleep. In such instances
I have fixed them up a cozy little nest
near the stove, where they remained
until the differences in the colony were
settled. I love squirrels better than
I do men, and I must say that they
are nice little fellows to have for
friends."
SPEARED A MOSSBACK.
Adventures of Three Young Men Who
Went Fishing on Sunday.
Notwithstanding Sunday's atmos
phere was decidedly chilly, Elmer
Chapman, George Rice and Millard
Howard, the palms of whose hands
at this time of the year invariably
itch for the pickerel spear, sallied
forth to the banks of Battle brook.
Guy Ewing would also have gone
along had his wife not insisted that
he attend church. The boys took up
positions at various points on the
shore of that part of the bro9k which
ripples through the estate of A. B.
Damon. Before doing so, however,
they made it a point to ascertain that
Mr. Damon was not at home. Had he
been they probably would not have
remained long. Fish were not run
ning in great number, but those which
put in an appearance were whoppers.
George Rice was the first to cast a
harpoon and stick something. The
barbs of the spear fastened themselves
tightly into the object, but George
found himself unequal to the task of
budging the leviathan. He called to
Elmer and Millard, who came quickly
to the rescue. "Drive your spears in
boys, but remember I caught it."cried
George in excited tones. "It's a stur
geon, boys it's a shovelnose!" The
boys drove in their spears and all
three pulled together. By degrees the
monster was brought near the surface,
and as its green, mossy back became
discernible Millard ejaculated: "By
gum, it's a spotted muscallonge I've
caught lots of them in Mille Lacs lake!
Pull, boys, before ID breaks loose'"
Pull they did and eventually landed
a slimy moss-covered ten-foot log.
Undismayed, however, they again
took up their positions on the bank
with spears in hand and succeeded in
killing six fat pickerel and a
sucker. Just as Elmer had stiung
them up and placed them in the water
to keep them fresh the boys espied a
man coming across the field toward
them armed with a shotgun. They
knew that they were trespassing and
fled precipitately without awaiting the
approach of the gentleman with the
gun. The fish are probably still
hanging in the brook.
This is a lesson to bad boys who go
fishing on Sundays.
AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPIT
Halver Aleckson, whose hand was
badly lacerated by a circular saw a
couple of weeks ago, has recovered
sufficiently to return home.
Miss Mable Finch of Elk River, who
was operated upon for appendicitis
two weeks ago, will return to her
home today.
Mrs. K. Crooks of Park Rapids,
Minn., underwent a successful surgical
operation last week.
Mrs. Christine Jensen of Elk River
underwent a successful operation on
Tuesday by Dr. Cooney, who removed
twenty-one large gall stones which
had rendered her an invalid for sev
eral years. She is doing well.
Mrs. F. T. Kettelhodt underwent a
surgical operation by Dr. Cooney
on Friday for the relief of an in
testinal strangulationa condition
always fatal without prompt surgical
aid. She will recover.
Farewell Surprise.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ames were
tendered a farewell surprise on Tues
day evening by about forty of their
friends. DanciDg and cards entered
into the evening's amusements and
light refreshments were served. Mrs.
Ames was presented with a pretty
gold ring as a keepsake~in token of
the esteem in which she is held. On
Sunday Mrs. Ames will leave for Elk
River and from there will proceed to
Skowhegan, Maine. Her husband will
follow her within a short time and
both of them expect to remain at that
place permanently.
COURT OFFICERS
Presiding Tudge Taylor
Court Stenographer "Woodward
Clerk of Court Robt King
Deputy Oleik of Court Miss Hardy
County Attorney A Boss
Sheriff Harry Shockley
Court Deputies John McCool Thos Kali
her, Sydney Jesmer Samuel Tilly Special
court deputy, Robert Clark
GRAND JURY
N E .lesmer
Andrew Bryson
Borden
William KlingbeiJ
Abraham Abrahamson
Robert Shaw
Frank Kauf ert
Emil Nelson
Emil Sjoberg
E Severeign
Gust Sundvall
Andrew Anderson
I Clark
A Tufty
E E Mollan
W Ghering
Sterling
A Bostrom
Halsted
Andrew Nelson
Faught
George Cotton
W Suckow
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1907.
DISTRICT COURT IN SESSION
IS.
Judge Myron D. Taylor of St. Cloud Presides at April
Term of District Court Whjch Convened
in This Village on Monday.
Grand Jury Brings in One indictment, That Being
for Assault in Second Degree, and Made
Order in Relation to Ditch.
Princeton Vil
do
do
Punceton Town
Greenbush
do
Bogus Brook
do
Borgholm
do
Hayland
M'laoa Vil
i do
MilacdoTown a
Milo
do do
Page
do
Robbins
Onamia
East Side
PETIT JURY
Andrew Umbehocker
Joseph Craig
Clint Slater
A W Woodcock
Ernest Sanf 01
David Berry
Hans Peterson
John Grow
Frank Reibestein
Peter Jensen
Carl Enman
Alex Westling
Lewis Larson
Andrew Thilquist
Emil Stromwall
Chas Heihg
Peter Pluimer
John Nelson
Grant Weatherly
W Orton
Magee
W Eynon
E Lewis
John Kalberg
Princeton Vil
do do do
Princeton Town
do
Greenbush
do
do
Bogus Brook
Borgholm
do
Milaca Town
do
Foreston
Milo
do
Page
do
Onamia
Robbins
South Harbor
Isle Harbor
East Side
Judge Myron D. Taylor presided
over the deliberations of the district
court which convened in Princeton on
Monday evening ac 5:30 o'clock. Judge
Taylor was appointed to succeed
Judge Searle,who was compelled to
resign from the bench in consequence
of poor health,and was elected to
the bench last November. He is
thoroughly versed in the intricacies
of the law and is an affable, unassum
ing gentleman. He does not waste
any time but conducts business with
dispatch. He is prompt in his rul
ings. The lawyers like him. Judge
Taylor will wear well.
After the customary formality of
opening court by the sheriff, the ap
pointment of deputies, etc., the ]udge
read to the members of the grand jury
the statutes governing their proceed
ings and instructed them fully in their
duties. The body immediately there
after organized, selecting N. E. Jes
mer foreman, and adjourned to 9
o'clock on Tuesday morning. Upon
reconverting the grand jury proceeded
to consider such matters as were
brought to its attention, but returned
only one indictment, that being
against Timothy Galvin for assault
in the second degree. The grand jury
also entered an order that a ditch
leading from Silver lake, dug in
ignorance of law, be filled in sufficient
to raise the water of Silver lake,
which has been lowered by the cut
ting of said ditch, to its natural level.
The eases were disposed of as here
under given:
First National Bank of Browerville,
Minn., vs. Frank Stadden and W. H.
Ferrell. Charles Keith for plaintiff,
E. L. McMillan for defendant Stad
den. Suit to recover on draft drawn
by Frank Stadden on W. H. Ferrell
through First National Bank of
Browerville. Defendant's attorney
objected to any and all evidence in
the complaint, objection was sustained
and case dismissed.
John A. Lindquist vs. Fred John
son. Rolleff Vaaler for plainiff,
Foster & Burns for defendant. Suit
to recover $200 damages for injuries
sustained in a runaway, it being
charged that runaway resulted from
defendant's negligence. At close of
plaintiff's case defendant's attorney
moved that suit be dismissed upon the
ground that no negligence was proven
as charged in the complaint. Motion
granted and case dismissed.
W. J. Eynon vs. Thomas F. Norton.
Libel. Foster & Burns for plaintiff,
Rolleff Vaaler for defendant. Case
continued on motion of defendant.
Howard C. Park et al. vs. Samuel
Winsor. et al. Reynolds & Roeser
for plaintiffs, Geo. C. Stiles and
Chas. A. Dickey for defendants. Con
tinued on consent of parties.
Carl J. Satterbakken vsT Eastern
Minnesota Land company. John A.
Nordin and W. M. Babcock for plain
tiff, Foster & Burns for defendant.
Suit to enforce compliance with land
contract. Settled and dismissed.
John Sjoblom and Andrew Sjoblom,
co-partners as Sjoblom Bros., and
Theo. Hamm Brewing company vs.
E. Mark, Frank Smith and Elvena
Smith, his wife and J. F. Sullivan.
Chas. Keith and Reynolds & Roeser
fr plaintiffs, E. L. McMillan for
(.huiiUi and Sullivan. Suit to deter
mine legalitv of contract. Evidence
heard by court. Arguments of counsel
will be heard in chambers at conveni
ence of parties to the action.
Christianna E. Brown vs. Frederick
J. Brown. J. A. Ross for plaintiff,
E. L. McMillan for defendant. Di
vorce Case heard by court and de
cree granted.
Martha A. Douglas vs. Elden F.
Douglas. Divorce. Case heard by
court and dcree granted. Defendant
failed to appear.
Anje Damhoff vs. Wm. B. Mitchell.
Foster & Burns for plaintiff, Stewart
& Brower for defendant. Action to
determine title to real estate. Settled
and judgment ordered to be entered in
accordance with stipulation.
John A. Hubers ys. Wm. B. Mitchell
et al. Foster & Burns for plaintiff,
Stewart & Brower for defendants.
Action to determine title to real
estate. Settled and judgment ordered
to be entered irr accordance with
stipulation.
Arthur W. Steeves vs. James Chis
holm. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff,
Stewart & Brbwer for defendant.
Suit to enforce a log lien. Continued
by consent of parties.
George Neely vs. Timothy Galvin.
Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, E. L.
McMillan for defendant. Action to
recover $1,000 for personal injury.
The jury returned a verdict for plain
tiff of $200 and a stay of forty days
was granted.
Parsons Band Cutter and Self
Feeder Co. vs. W. A. Pitmon and A.
H. Steeves. Chas. A. Dickey for de
fendants. Case continued upon re
quest of defendants.
Parsons Band Cutter and Self
Feeder Co. vs. A. H. Steeves. Chas.
A. Dickey for defendant. Action to
collect on promissory note for $162.80
and interest. Verdict returned in
favor of plaintiff for amount of note
and interest.
In the matter of the dissolution of
the Rum River Improvement com
pany, a corporation. Clapp & Ma
cartney and Chas. Keith, attorneys
for petitioners. Heard by court and
order for dissolution made.
D. H. Robbins vs. William Anderson
and Andrew Jorgenson. Chas. A.
Dickey for plaintiff, Chas. Keith and
E. L.rMcMillan for defendants. Suit
of replevin to restore machinery un
der chattel mortgage. The court in
structed the jury to return a verdict
in favor of plaintiff.
Among the attorneys from out of
town present .at this term of court
were: W. S. Foster and Rolleff Vaaler,
Milaca Geo. Stewart and Geo. Rey-
nolds, St. Cloud J. A. Nordin and
W. M. Babcock, Minneapolis.
At the time of going to press the
court was still in session.
Uranted Citizenship Papers.
The following appeared in open
court and took allegiance to the
United States: Simon Noordam, Mil
aca Otto John Swanson, Greenbush
Isak Erik Ingman, Bogus Brook
Louis Hoppe, Princeton.
High Marks From Board.
The students of Dr. Louis L. De
Mars, located in the Evanston build
ing, 122 Sixth street south, did re
markably well at the recent session of
the state board of examiners in op
tometry, and the majority of the class
passed with the very highest markings
ever taken.
The successful members of his class
of nine were: Mrs. E. W. Kittridge,
Miss Carrie L. West, Louis P. Veilleux
and John P. Iverson of Minneapolis
Mrs. Spencer of Lawrence, la., and
G. E. Prescott of Princeton, Minn.
Minneapolis Star.
THREE DEATHS.
Wheeler Teal, George W. Marshall and
John B. Burke Pass Away
Wheeler Veal died at his home in
this village on Wednesday evening,
April 3, aged 64 years 8 months. Mr.
Veal's death was due to liver com
plaint, from which he had suffered
for about seven months. The funeral
will be held from the Methodist church
tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock and
Rev. J. W. Heard will conduct the
services.
Mr. Veal was one of Princeton's
early settlers. He was industrious,
honest and highly respected in the
community.
Wheeler Veal was born in Indiana
on August 27, 1843, and was married
in the same state about 42 years ago
to Mrs. Eckelbarger. In June, 1866,
he came to Minnesota and took up his
residence in Greenbush, remaining
there about a year, when he moved
into Princeton, and there resided con
tinuously to the time of his death. A
widow and two children survive him.
The children are Wm. Veal and Mrs.
Mildred Farrington. He also leaves
two stepchildren, Asa Eckelbarger
and Mrs. Wm. Applegate, besides two
brothers and one sister, Isaac and
Peter Veal and Mrs. Deborah Pink
ham.
George W. Marshall.
George W. Marshall died at Fergus
Falls on Wednesday evening at 7:30
o'clock, aged 55 years. Mr. Mar
shall had been in poor health for
some time and was taken to the hos
pital about a month ago in an en
deavor to restore him. He sustained
a paralytic stroke three years ago
and his death is the result thereof.
The remains will be brought to Prince
ton this evening and the funeral will
probably take place at the Congrega
tional church on Sunday.
George W. Marshall was a charter
member of the Odd Fellows lodge of
Princeton and a man much respected.
He was born in Pennsylvania and
came to Minnesota when but one year
old. He was married in Minneapolis
in 1879 to Miss Carew and came to
Princeton about 14 years ago. His
wife, two sons, three brothers and
three sisters, survive him. The sons
are Henry and Norman, both of
Princeton.
John P. Burke.
John P. Burke died at Bemidji,
Minn., on Tuesday morning, March
26, at 6:45 o'clock, from tuberculosis, a
disease from which he had suffered for
about three months. He was 41 years
of age. P. J. Burke, his brother,
went to Bemidji after the remains and
brought them to Princeton, where they
were interred in Oak Knoll cemetery
on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Heard
conducting the funeral services at the
residence of A. E. Growa nephew of
the decaesedand at the grave.
John P. Burke was born in King
ston, Canada, on March 16, 1866, and
lived there until he was about three
years of age, when he moved to Wis
consin with his parents. There he re
sided until the fall of 1883, when he
came to Minnesota. His father and
mother both died in Wisconsin. In
the fall of 1900 Mr. Burke went to
Bemidji from Princeton and remained
there until the time of his death. In
June, 1901, he married Miss Irene
Probst, who survives him. He leaves
also four brothers and three sisters,
namely, William and Michael of San
Pedro, Cal. James of San Antonino,
Teaxs Patrick J., Mrs. R. A. Ross,
Mrs. Byron Dilley and Mrs. John H.
Grow of Princeton.
Mr. Burke was an affable, generous
man, and had many friends in this
vicinity who will he sorry to learn of
his death.
Would Have a Chance.
If a man could increase his income
the way he can his family he would
have a chance.New" York Press.
VOLUME XXXI. NO. 15
NEW COUNCIL MEETS
Session is Devoted to Organization
and Other Business of a
Purely Routine Nature.
Sydney A. Cravens Selected to Suc-
ceed Owen Newton as Marshal
of Princeton Village.
The first meeting of the newly-elected
village council was held at the offices
of M. S. Rutherford & Co. on Tues
day evening. All members were pres
ent, viz., A. W. Woodcock, president
Ira G. Stanley, recorder Joseph
Craig, R. E. Jones and B. D. Grant.
The proceedings of the session were
entirely of a routine nature. After
reading the minutes and disposing of
the bills presented the question of
saloon license was brought up and,
upon motion of Councilman Craig, it
was voted that $800 per annum be
stipulated as the amount of such
license.
A motion by Mr. Craig to appoint
J. C. Herdliska a member of the
board of health followed and pre
vailed. Mr. Herdliska was thereupon
appointed.
The selection of a village marshal
was next considered. There were but
two applicants for this position, O. B.
Newton and Sydney Cravens. B. D.
Grant moved that Sydney Cravens be
elected village marshal to succeed O.
B. Newton. Jos. Craig offered an
amendment to the effect that Mr.
Cravens be appointed on probation
and the amendment carried. There
upon Sydney Cravens was called be
fore the council and the duties of his
office fully defined. Among other
things the said Sydney Cravens was
instructed to keep the crosswalks on
the main streets clean to visit the
depot every time the trainspassenger
and freightcame in and chase away
the small boys who make it a practice
to ride on the steps, bumpers, etc. to
hang around the postoffice at mail
time and drag forth unruly urchins by
their ears to see that ajl blinds are
open in saloons during the Sabbath
to keep out of saloons while on duty
unless called in to quell scraps, etc.
to abstain from intoxicating liquors
while on the beat, and to perform such
other duties as the council may from
time to time impose. Mr. Cravens,
having agreed to perform the duties
as read, was duly appointed chief of
police of the village of Princeton.
Immediately thereafter O. B. Newton,
retiring marshal, decorated the manly
breast of Mr. Cravens with the in
signia of officethe tin star.
R. E. Jones then moved that the
salary of the village marshal be fixed
at $50 per month and the motion pre
vailed.
It was agreed that the bonds of the
village officers be passed upon at the
next meeting.
Recorder Stanley moved that E. L.
McMillan be elected to the office of
village attorney for the ensuing year
at a salary of $100. The motion
carried.
Upon motion of Councilman Craig
the recorder's salary was fixed at $250
per annum.
Mr. Craig moved that the regular
meetings of the council be held on the
first Monday in each month. Carried.
A motion by B. D. Grant was
adopted which provided that two dol
lars per month be paid for office rent.
O. B. Newton resigned as an officer
of the board of health in favor of
Sydney Cravens and the latter was
appointed to perform the duties of
that office during the unexpired term
of Mr. Newton.
The chair then appointed the follow
ing committees:
FinanceIra G. Stanley, B. D.
Grant.
Streets, alleys and sidewalksR. E.
Jones, Jos. Craig, A. W. Woodcock.
JudiciaryR. E. Jones, B. D.
Grant.
HealthJos. Craig, Ira G. Stanley.
ElectricJos. Craig, A.' W. Wood
cock, B. D. Grant.
RailroadR. E. Jones, Ira G.
Stanley, Jos. Craig.
MarketJos. Craig, B. D.Grant.
LicenseIra G. Stanley, Jos. Craig,
A. W. Woodcock.
An adjournment was then taken to
Monday, April 8, at 8 o'clock p. m.
A Splendid Showing.
The average amount of butterfat
marketed daily in Milaca during the
past week was about 900 pounds, or
about $250 cash paid out for dairy
products to the farmers each day.
And this at the lowest cream produc
ing period of the year. In addition
to this is the cash paid out for butter
fat at Foreston, Pease and Bock all
less than a ten mile circuit. No won
der central Mille Lacs county doesn't*
miss the passing of the sawmill in
dustry.Milaca Times.

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