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Regular October Term Commenced on
Monday With Judge Myron D.
Taylor on the Bench.
There Being No Charges for Grand
Jury to Investigate That Body
Was Not Summoned.
Presiding Judge
Court Stenographer
Clerk of Oouit
Deputy Cleik of Court
County Attorney
Court Deputies
Eobt King
Jos Borden
A Ross
Hariy Shockley
I John McCool
Thos Kaliher
(Eobert Clark
William Orton
Henry Dalchcw
A Gramer
John Teutz
Owen Bracken Jr
John Asp
Otto Minks
Harry Eberhardtr
Fred Holms
John "Moore
A Rodlun
Thurie Johnson
Fred Johnson Williams
A Ness
Gustaf Hjort
John E Broberg
Peter behlin
O A Haggberg
Peter Peterson
N Archer
Princeton Town
Bogus Brook
Milaca Vil.
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Milaca Town
.East Side
.Isle Harbor
South Harbor
On Monday evening at 5:30 o'clock
the October term of district court con
vened in this village with Judge
Myron D. Taylor of St. Cloud presid
Court was formally opened by
Sheriff Shockley and the judge pro
ceeded to appoint deputies for the
teim and dispose of such other pre
liminaries as were necessary. This
concluded, an adjournment was taken
until the following morning at 9
No grand jury was subpoenaed at
this term of court, the county attorney
deciding that the summoning of such
body was unnecessary.
The suits tried at this term with the
manner of their disposition are here
under given:
State of Minnesota in personal prop
erty tax proceedings vs. Don Saus
ser. J. A. Ross for state. Settled.
Anje Damhof vs. Wm. B. Mitchell.
Foster & Burns for plaintiff, Stewart
& Brower for defendant. This was a
suit to determine title to real estate.
Judgment ordered to be entered in ac
cordance with stipulation.
John A. Hubers vs. Wm. B. Mitch
ell et al. Poster & Burns for
plaintiff, Stewart & Brower for de
fendants. Suit to determine title to
real estate. Judgment ordered to be
entered in accordance with stipulation.
Arthur W. Steeves vs. James Chis
holm. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff,
Stewart & Brower for defendant.
This was an action brought by Arthur
W. Steeves to enforce the payment of
a balance of $103.84 claimed to be due
him as wages while working in the
woods for defendant in the winter of
1906. Defendant set forth that he con
tracted with plaintiff for a full win
ter's work and that said plaintiff
failed to live up to said contract,
abandoning his work before the ex
piration of the contract and before
the labor for which he contracted was
completed. The case was tried by a
jury and a verdict returned for the
full amount claimed by plaintiff with
interest. A stay of judgment for
twenty days was granted.
W. J. Eynon vs. Thos. F. Norton.
Thos. H. Salmon for plaintiff, F. N.
Hendrix for defendant. Action for
libel in which plaintiff seeks to re
cover damages in the sum of $10,000.
In consequence of the absence of a
material witness the trial of the case
as continued to the April term of
court. This makes the third time this
suit has been continued.
Howard C. Park et al. vs. Samuel
Winsor et al. Reynolds & Roeser for
plantiffs, Geo. C. Stiles and Chas. A.
Dickey for defendants. Suit to col
lect on a second note for $1,000 given
by Samuel Winsor and others in pay
ment for the purchase of a stallion.
Case continued by consent. The case
on the first note came up for hearing
at the April, 1906, term of the district
court, this first note being held by the
Union National Bank of Columbus,
Ohio. At that time the court gave an
Instructed verdict for plaintiff. De
fendants made a motion for a new
trial, which was denied and an appeal
was taken to the supreme court. The
supreme court reversed the order of
the district court by granting such
new trial. Plaintiff, the Union Na
tional Bank, failed to note case for
trial at this term of court.
Chas. H. Rines vs. Millard Howard.
Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, E. L..
McMillan for defendant. Replevin
suit. Mary Rines, executrix of the
late Chas. H. Rines, was substituted
as plaintiff and the case continued by
consent to the next term of court.
Julius Lemay vs. Peter Oslund.
Foster & Sperry for plaintiff, Rolleff
Vaaler for defendant. Action to re
cover $150 damages for trespass on
plaintiff's land by the building thereon
by defendant of a fence. Case con
tinued by consent of parties.
First National Bank of Northfield
vs. F. M. Crocker et al. Foster &
Sperry for plaintiff, S. E. Scott for
defendant Wm. Barnick. Suit to col
lect on promissory note given for pur
chase of stallion. Defendants failed
to put in an appearance and judgment
was returned for plaintiff.
Nora B. Marvin vs. Samuel Matt
son et al. Stewart & Brower for
plaintiff, Foster & Sperry for defend
ants. Suit to determine ownership of
house and lot at Lawrence, both
plaintiff and defendants claiming
right of conveyance under contract.
A motion for continuance and appli
cation for leave to amend answer was
made by defendants and a motion for
judgment on pleadings by plaintiff.
Application to amend answer was
granted and motion for judgment de
nied. Case was taken under advise
Chas. Malone vs. Ole N. Reiquam
and Peter Kennedy. A. M. Harrison
for plaintiff, Chas. Keith and Chas.
A. Dickey for defendants. Action to
enforce conveyance of land in pursu
ance of contract between parties.
Upon motion of defendants a continu
ance was granted to the next term of
Thomas Smithers vs. Harrison T,.
Winter. Chas. A. Dicuey for plaint
iff, C. F. J. Goebel for defendant.
Suit arising over lease of farm. Con
tinued on motion of plaintiff.
Gust Schedin vs. Vitalis Johnson.
Foster & Sperry for plaintiff, L. E.
Gossman for defendant. Suit to re
cover amount on mechanics' lien.
Continued by consent of parties to
the action.
M. A. Carlson vs. Jacob Ellen baum.
E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, Chas.
A. Dickey for defendant. Action
brought to recover damages for re
moval of logs claimed by plaintiff,
said logs having been appropriated
by defendant and converted to his
own use. Trial by jury and verdict
returned for plaintiff for full amount
Asher Murray vs. G. Gowdy et al.
Alford & Hunt for defendants. Suit
to determine title to real estate. Case
transferred to Wadena.
Altha Cone vs. Sylvester A. Cone.
C. F. J. Goebel for plaintiff, Chas.
Keith for defendant. Divorce. Heard
by court and judgment rendered for"
Ida Lindgren vs. Chas. Linden. C.
F. J. Goebel for plaintiff. At plaint
iff's request case will be heard in
John W. Goulding vs. Wm. H. Fer
rell. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff,
E. L. McMillan for defendant. Ap
peal from justice court. Tried by
jury and verdict returned for plaintiff
awarding damages in the sum of two
dollars. A stay of forty days was
granted. This was a suit in which
the plaintiff sought fifty dollars dam
ages for injury to a sidewalk upon
which defendant led his horse. It was
first brought in Justice Norton's court
and a change of venue taken to Jus
tice Chadbourne's court, where the
case was tried by a jury and a verdict
for two dollars and fifty-five cents re
State of Minnesota vs. Timothy
Galvin. J. A. Ross for state, E. L.
McMillan for defendant. Assault in
second degree. The plea of not guilty
entered by defendant at the last term
of court was withdrawn and a plea of
guilty in third degree assault entered,
this being acceptable to the county at
torney. Thereupon the defendant was
fined in the sum of fifty dollars, which
he immediately paid and, with his,
sureties, was forthwith discharged.
The assault for which defendant was
arraigned was committed upon the
person of George Neely.
Alberta E. Plondke and Elizabeth
M. Bartosch vs. E. E. Whitney and
County of Mille Lacs. J. A. Ross,
county attorney, for defendants. Suit
to enforce refundment of taxes. Evi
dence submitted to the court and
taken under advisement.
Alberta E. Plondke and Elizabeth
M. Bartosch vs. E. E. Whitney and
County of Mille Lacs. J. A. Ross,
county attorney, for defendants.
Suit to enforce refundment of taxes.
This and the preceding case were tried
together and the same disposition
made of each.
At the time of going to press the
court was still in session.
Among the attorneys present at
this term of court from outside towns
were: Harris Richardson, St. Paul
A. M. Harrison, Louis T. Thian,
Thos. H. Salmon, Minneapolis Geo.
W. Stewart, St. Cloud Rolleff
Vaaler, W. S. Foster, C. F. J. Goebel,
Received. Naturalization Papers
The following appeared in open
court, took allegiance to the United
States and were granted citizenship
papers: Filip Tidholm, Borgholm
S. J. Fred, Pease, name changed and
naturalized as Fred Anderson Peter
Holmes, Milaca William F. Schlee,
Princeton township Swan A. Moline,
Bogus Brook.
Frank Leathers and Hattie Brooks Mar
ried by Justice Chadburne.
On Wednesday evening, October 2,
Frank Leathers, son of Mrs. Oliver
Leathers, and Miss Hattie Brooks of
Arkansas, were married at the home
of the groom's mother in this village
by Justice C. H. Chadbourne. Eugene
and Lulu Leathers attended the con
tracting parties as groomsman and
bridesmaid. The ceremony was per
formed in the presence of relatives
and a few invited guests and the bride
and groom received many useful gifts.
Mr. Leathers owns a farm south of
the village and he and his wife will
make their home there.
The marriage of these young people
was brought about through a matri
monial bureau.
Pythian Sewing Circle.
The Pythian Sisters met with Mrs.
L. S. Briggs last week for the pur
pose of organizing a ladies' sewing
society. An organization was effected
and the first and third Thursdays of
each month were decided upon as the
time of holding meetings. Officers of
the society were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. Guy Ewing: vice
president, Mis. J. W. Hartman
treasurer, Mrs. Frank Peterson sec
retary, Mrs. M. S. Rutherford. A
committee consisting of Me&dames
Dickey, Chapman and Larson was ap
pointed to draft resolutions and the
following was read and approved:
"Resolved, that the society be named
the "Pythian Sewing Circle." At the
conclusion of the meeting Mrs. Briggs
surprised the ladies with a bounteous
chicken-pie dinner. The next meeting
will be held at the home of Mrs. M. S.
Rutherford on October 17.
Clear Lake's Canning Factory.
A,. D. Cater of Clear Lake was here
as a witness in district court on Tues
day and took occasion to call upon
the Union force. Mr. Cater for
merly lived in this county and was for
eight years on the board of -county
commissioners. Speaking of the en
terprise displayed by the Clear Lake
people Mr. Gsfcer said that the farmers
there have established a canning fac
tory which commenced operation in
June and that the establishment is al
ready on a paying basis. It cans
corn, string beans, tomatoes and
other vegetables and this years' prod
uct has found a ready market. The
plant is a co-operative concern and at
this time one hundred and thirty farm
ers comprise the shareholders. "A
canning factory is a good thing for
any agricultural district," said Mr.
State School Fund Apportionment.
The October school apportionment
is made on a basis of $2.50 per capita.
Mille Lacs county has 2,398 pupils
and receives $5,995 Sherburne, 1,497
pupils and receives $3,742.50 Isanti,
2,852 pupils and recieves $7,130 An
oka, 2,633 pupils and receives
$6,582.50 Benton, 2,345 pupils and
receives $5,862.50: Kanabec, 1,444
pupils and receives $3,610. A few
years hence Mille L*acs will lead all
the neighboring counties in the num
ber of its school children.
The Ohostly Girls to Wed.
Misses Edith and Ella Ghostly of
Champlin were guests of honor at an
afternoon party given in lieu of their
approaching marriages by the ladies
of the Trinity Guild of the Episcopal
church. The affair took place at the
home of Mrs. R. R. Goudy which had
been prettily decorated for the occa
sion. Delicious refreshments were
served and the fall brides were each
presented with a set of silver tea
spoons.Anoka Free Press.
Let's Make it Mille Lacs River.
The suggestion that we change the
name of Rum river is a very good
one. The title of "Rum" is neither
appropriate nor pleasing and few
Anoka people who travel, in describ
ing their home town's attractions are
proud of it. Many have preferred to
apply the name of "Mille Lacs" river
which is, by the way, the real one and
is certainly more euphonious than
Rum.Anoka Herald.
Fire at Milaca.
Matt Neurenberg's saloon at Mil
aca, which was in charge of Jerry
Besser, was destroyed by fire at 5
o'clock on Saturday morning. After
an hour's work the fire department
succeeded in extinguishing the flames,
but the building was then a mass of
ruins. It is supposed that the interior
of the structure had been on fire for
at least an hour before discovered.
The loss entailed is estimated at $2,000
which is partially covered by an in
surance of $1,600.
An opinion prevails that the build
ing was fired by the same men who
burglarized the saloon on Thursday
Of last week and carried off four
dollars. Mr. Neurenberg has lost two
saloons by fire within two years.
iSie Funeral -will be Held in Blue Hill
This Afternoon.
Mrs. Sophia Boehm, widow of the
late John Boehm, died at her home in
Blue Hill on Tuesday afternoon, aged
87 years. Funeral services will be
conducted both at the family residence
and the German Lutheran church in
Blue Hill by Rev. George Stamm this
afternoon and the interment will take
place in the German Lutheran ceme
Mrs. Boehm was born in Germany
and came to America in 1864 and had
lived in Blue Hill for a number of
years. Three sons survive her.
Sunday School Rally
Last Sunday the Congregational
Sunday school had a record-breaking
attendance, the occasion being a
rally day observance. A fine pro
gram, prepared under the direction of
Miss Huse and Miss Tomkins, was
presented as follows:
Hymn, "We March, We March,"
school responsive reading hymn,
"Sing for Joy," School prayer re
sponse: recitation exercise, "Praise
God,' Seven little girls "Corn
Song," Five girls: recitation, "Oc-
tober's Bright Blue Weather," Helen
Hiland dialogue, "The Child and the
Flower," Margaret Williams and Jen
nie Umbehocker: "Harvest Song,"
Nine little girls recitaiton, "Only a
Leaf, "Anna Wikeen recitation exer
cise. "October's Colors," Four girls
"Song of the Seasons," Seven little
girls: recitation, "My Garden,"
Bennie Soule: recitation, "Hidden in
a Seed," Florence Smyth recitation
exercise, "We Thank Thee," Five
little girls recitation, "Harvest,"
Laura McVicar song, "Call for
Reapers," Six girls parting hymn,
School: Mizpah: benediction.
The church was tastefully decorated
with pumpkins, apples, corn and
autumn leaves.
M. E. Appointments.
The Northern Minnesota conference
of the M. E. Church concluded its ses
sion last Monday evening. Rev. J.
W. Heard comes back to Princeton,
and the Rev. T. G. Galbraith returns
to the Spencer Brook and Zimmer
man charge. Rev. W. H. Robinson
will officiate at Milaca, Rev. Mr.
Gratz is still retained at Two Har
bors, and Rev. Mr. Geer is returned
to Lester Park, a suburb of Duluth.
Rev. Heard and his estimable wife
are deservedly popular in Princeton
and that they will remain with us for
at least another year will be pleasing
news to their host of friends.
The New Opera Hall,
Martin Brands left on Tuesday for
Chicago to purchase opera chairs for
his new entertainment hall. This hall
will be known as the Princeton opera
house and will approach very nearly
in dimensions the one which was de
stroyed by fire. It will be an im
provement on the old opera house
both in seating accommodation and
acoustic properties. The scenery for
the hall is expected here within a fort
night. Mr. Brands has aimed to make
his new opera house suitable for all
ordinary public gatherings and the
people of Princeton owe him a debt of
On or about the 20th of this month
I will open my new bakery in the
Farnham building on First street. I
will run a first class bakery and will
have on hand at all times a full line
of bread and pastry, both fancy and
plain baking. I have been employed
here for the last three years as a
baker and I know that the people of
Princeton appreciate good bakery
goods, and that is what you will get
when you go to Hunt's Bakery. The
exact date of my opening will appear
later in the Union. E. W. Hunt.
Onamia Has a Newspaper.
A copy of the first number of the
Mille Lacs Lake Breeze, a newspaper
just launched at Onamia, has reached
this office. It has the name of C. L.
Freer at the head of its editorial col
umns and is printed in the office of
the Mille Lacs County Times at Mil
aca. The paper is a six-column
quarto with two pages of home print
and carries about three columns of
advertising matter.
Bob O'Brien Entertains.
Dr. Armitage, Frank Peterson, Al
bertus Hanson and Martin Belshein
were entertained at a duck dinner by
Bob O'Brien at his home on Sunday,
and the guests say that Bob is one of
the best cooks in the country. With a
long white apron wound about him
the host waited upon his visitors,
handling the dishes, pots and kettles
with the dexterity of a professional
kitchen mechanic. Roast duck, vege
tables, biscuit, pie and coffee were
all prepared by Bob.
Likes Mille Lacs County Better.
A. M. Jones and family returned
last week from Coquille, Oregon,
where they had lived a year and a
half. Mr. Jones said he was very
glad to get back to Princeton again
and that the "milk and honey" stories
told of Oregon were largely fictional.
He had been farming in that country
or trying toand owned several
head of live stock. "This live stcok
had to be fed nine months in the
year,"said Mr. Jones, "there was
little or no grass in the pastures dur
ing that period of time."
Mrs. Mary LaMore was subjected
to a surgical operation on Tuesday
morning by Dr. Cooney and the pa
tient is doing well.
Dr. Cooney removed a goitre from
the neck of Mrs. Peter Kennedy of
Isle on Sunday morning. Mrs. Ken
nedy will be sufficiently well to return
home in a few days.
The eight-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Bemis of Freer sus
tained a severe scalp wound and con
cussion of the brain on Sunday from
the effects of a stone thrown by an
other boy. Dr. Cooney dressed the
wound and the boy is doing nicely.
State News
Over two hundred delegates attended
the fifty-second annual meeting of the
General Congregational association
of Minnesota at New Ulm last week.
The New Jersey Fire Insurance com
pany of Newark, N. J., has with
drawn from the state. Its capital is
impaired, but it is probable that the
assets are sufficient to take care of
the outstanding policies.
A company composed entirely of
local men has taken an option on the
340-acre farm of John Guhl, section
28t town "of 13t. Wendell, a few miles
south of St. Cloud. The company
expects to prospect for coal. Coal
was discovered on this farm a few
months go.
Edwin D. Holmes, former post
master at Detroit, was released from
prison Saturday, having served one
year and one day for the embezzle
ment of government funds while post
master. He escaped the payment of a
fine of over $800 by taking the poor
debtor's oath.
Anna Ostrosca Jarmurzek the kid
napper of the Giauque baby is now
an inmate of the St. Cloud reforma
tory. She was given an indefinite
sentenec by Judge John Day Smith
and she was taken to St. Cloud Friday
night. With her commitment the cur
tain is rung down on Minnesota's
only real kidnapping case.
A trip of nearly 8,000 miles in com
pany with a crazy Austrian was begun
last week by Sherman A. Paddock, a
reporter for the Duluth Evening Her
ald, who is acting as special deputy
for W. H. Dean, the United States im
migration inspector at Duluth. The
Austrian had become a public charge
since arriving in this country and is
violently insane. It was decided to
transport him. and under the new
ruling he must be sent back to the
town from which he came.
A list of school land indemnity se
lections has been received by the state
from R. A. Ballinger, commissioner
of the general land office at Washing
ton. In the list are 15.630.67 acres in
the Cass Lake land district. They
are given to the state in lieu of the
school sections in townships entirely
within Indian reservations. In such
cases the land all belongs to the In
dians, but as the state school fund is
entitled to sections 16 and 36 in every
township, the state is allowed to make
selections in lieu outside.
After being out all night and once
reporting its apparent inability to
agree, the jury in the case of Peter
Mathieson, charged with the murder
of his friend and companion, John
Johanson, returned a verdict at Be
midji on Saturday of murder in the
first degree. Mathieson and Johanson
were woodchoppers and lived together
in a small cabin. The state sought to
prove that Mathieson shot Johanson
to gain possession of his money and
effects. Mathieson testified that the
shot was fired accidentally while he
and Johanson were handling a gun.
He admitted that he dragged the body
to a lake and thrust it under the ice
and that he took Johanson's money
and became a fugitive.
PREMIUMSAWARDED List of Exhibitors Who Drew Prizes
at Mille Lacs County Six.
teenth Annual Fair.
nanagement Found it Possible to
Double Amount of Awards
in Several Classes.
Premiums awarded to the successful
exhibitors at the Mille Lacs County
fair have this week been paid to those
entitled thereto by Treasurer L. S.
Briggs. In several of the classes the
premium amounts were doubled and
the exhibitors on the whole appear to
be well satisfied. The names of those
who were awarded premiums, with the
description of exhibit upon which such
prizes were given follow:
Three-year-old mareJohn Thoma
Two-year-old- colt John Thoma
One-year-old coltJohn Thoma
Hambletonian colt 1 year oldJohn
Thoma first.
English shire colt 2 years oldJohn
Thoma first.'
Percheron mareF. H. Hatcher first.
Brood mare and coltPeter Broch
man first.
Norman stallionHenry Murphy
Full-blood Percheron stallion
Thos. Kaliher first.
Hambletonian coltNels Robideau
Farmers' driving horseMrs. F. A.
Lowell first.
Grade Jersey cowArthur Payette
Full-blood Jersey cowArthur
Payette first.
Jersey calf 5 months oldArthur
Payette first.
Poll Angus cowSamuel Clark first.
Grade Poll Angus calfSamuel
Clark first.
Red Poll Angus bullE. P. Grow
Galloway calf 5 months oldChrist
Anderson first.
Shropshire buckRobt. Ayers first.
Shropshire lambRopt. Ayers first.
Best pen sheepRobt. Ayers first.
Poland China sowA. Payette first.
Ten pigsA. Payette first.
Poland China pigsF. H. Hatcher
Yorkshire sowL. N. Grow first.
Berkshire sowL. N. Grow first.
Rose Comb WyandottesChas.
Raiche first.
Rose Comb Wyandotte chicks
Chas. Raiche second.
Single Comp Brown LeghornR. L.
Barnes first, Henry Hess second.
Single Comb White LeghornsT. F.
Jones first.
White Leghorn bantamsFloyd
Erickson first and second.
Rose Comb White LeghornsWm.
Erickson first.
Barred Plymouth RocksF. A.
Lowell first, Chas. Erickson second.
Pure bred WyandottesGuy Slater
Toulouse geeseChas. Judkins first,
Henry Murphy second.
White BrahmasMrs. A. Bryson
two first and one second.
Buff Plymouth RocksF. H.
Hatcher first.
Embden geese and topknot ducks
Robt. Ayers first for each.
White Plymouth RocksLuther
Orton first, Wm. Orton second.
White rabbitsLeonard Bridge first.
Black ducksL. N. Grow first.
Double Comb Black Wyandottes
F. H. Erickson first.
Bantam chicksNels Robideau sec
Dairy butter in printMrs. F. A.
Lowell first, Mrs. A. Bryson second.
Butter in packagesMrs. A. Bryson
first, Mrs. Robt. Ayers second.
Creamery butter in tubWest
Branch Creamery Co. first.
Creamery butter in packagesWest
Branch Creamery Co. first.
Cream cheeseHarvey Scheller first.
Brick cheeseW. H. Scheller sec
PlumsMrs. F. A. Lowell first, Val
Sausser second.
Crab applesH. Martin, first, Val
Sausser second.
Duchesss applesAntoine Betzler
first, Chas. Peterson second.
Wealthy applesHenry Hess first,
H. Martin second.
Any variety applesChas. Peterson
first, Mrs. A. Thoma second.
(Continued on page 6.)
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