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TOWMIPJESULTS A Large Number of Representative
Farmers Attend the Prince. ton Township Meeting. Financial Statement Shows That the Township Affairs Have Been Wisely Administered. FINANCIAL SATBMENT. March 7,1907 orders outstanding Orders drawn in 1907 Orders canceled during year Outstanding orders March 8,1908 Money received by town treasurer, in cluding balance from last year Balance on hand March 4,1908 Orders oanceled in 1907 Interest Treasurer's fees Balance in treasury $4175 68 84832 59 $632 37 4107 57 4 25 conditionthat there is a balance in the treasury of $632.37. This is an increase over last year of $407.70, which speaks well for the town board. The board of audit recommended that $2,400 be levied for road and bridge work and $600 for the town, or current expense, fund. Upon motion tn recommendation was unanimously carried On Tuesday last the annual town meeting for the township of Princeton meeting was held in the hall o\er the Caley Hardware Co's. store The day was springlike and balmy and this had the effect of bringing out a goodly num ber of voters. Representative farmers gathered from all parts of the town ship and more than ordinary interest was manifested in the proceedings. Of the old town board there is but one member who holds over, and he is J. F. Bockoven whose term expires two years hence. M. A. Carlson, who had one more year to serve, sent in his resignation, and G. W. Harter, whose term has expired, decided not to seek re-elec tion. Both these gentlemen have made good as supervisors. They have both held office for four succes sive years and have faithfully served their constituents. When Messrs. Carlson and Harter were first elected to the board of supervisors the town ship was in debt for a considerable sum, but now there is a substantial balance in the treasury. Following is the ticket presented for consideration of the voters with the number of ballots cast for each candidates Supervisor 3 years- Henry Dalchow. 62 George Schmidt 73 Supervisor 1 year W. Sanford 129 Clerk- Otto Henschel 137 Assessor- Louis Rust 39 Wm Kllngbeil 95 Treasurer- August Henschel 134 Justices A W VanWormer 111 S S Sanford 104 Constable- Henry Carlson 135 Total vote cast, 138 At 1 o'clock in the afternoon the usual business meeting was called with August Meyer as moderator. As there are no overseers to be chosen under the new law the first matter which came up for action was the poundmaster question and this took but a minute or two to dispense with. It was, on motion, decided that -every farmer would have to act as his own poundmaster. The designation of three conspicu ous places in the township at which to post public notices was then taken up and, upon motion, it was decided to move the board now at Sadley'sto Long Siding and to let the other two remain as at present, i. e., one near Isaac Veal's, in the northeast part of the town and the other near John Boyn's, north of Princeton. It was unanimously voted to add the following new guide posts to those already erected. One at the northwest corner of section 13, one at the north west corner of the northeast quarter of section 10, one at the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of section 7, one at the west end of the Sellhorn road and one at the south west corner of section 1. These posts were badly needed and will prove of much benefit to travelers. The village of Princeton was desig nated as the place for holding the board's meetings for the ensuing yearthe hall for such purpose to be selected by the board of supervisors. A motion prevailed instructing the town clerk to be at such meeting place upon the first Saturday in every month for the purpose of conducting such business as may come before him. Otto Henschel, the town clerk, read the financial statement of the town ship of Princeton for the past year. This report showed in detail the receipts and expenditures in a clear manner and, upon motion it was adopted as read. Mr. Henschel has made an officer of which the township can feel proud. His duties have been well and diligently performed. Following is a synopsis of the financial statement: the same amount as Thi was voted for the road and bridge fund last year and $200 less than ap propriated to the town fund. This concluded the business of the Bogus BrookSupervisor for three years, John Nelson supervisor for two years, Carl Hoeft clerk, A. J. Franzen assessor, Felix Wicklund treasurer, Peter Jenson justices of peace, Carl Seibert, P. W. Jenson constable, Felix Wicklund, S. C. Nelson. Town revenue, $215 road and bridge, $1,000. East SideSupervisor, G.W. Freer clerk, Oscar Anderson treasurer, John Kallberg assessor, Peter Schlin justice of peace, John Kallberg con stable, August Haglund. Town revenue, $150 road and bridge, $225. GreenbushSupervisor for three years, Archie Taylor clerk, Grow treasurer, Jas. Kenely sor, Wm. Deshaw justice of F. B. Jones constable, Town revenue, $300. bridge, $750. BaldwinSupervisor for three years, J. H. Angstman supervisor for two years, Henry Young clerk, H. B. Fisk assessor, J. F. Wallace treasurer, Martin Rossing justice of peace, Chas. Judkins constable, James Brown. Town revenue, $500: R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1908. J. H. asses- peace, N. P. Olson, road and Isle HarborSupervisor for three years, F. C. Broker clerk, O. F. Swennes treasurer, F. P. Morneau assessor, N. E. Kaliher constable, P. Hiller. Town revenue, $150 road and bridge, $405. It was voted to change the polling place from Isle Harbor to Wahkon. OnamiaSupervisor for three years, Oscar Werner supervisor for two years, J. W. McClure clerk, Lars Erickson treasurer, Jas. Warren as sessor, Peter Peterson justice of peace for two years, Silas Lund jus tice of peace for one year, J. W. Or ton constable for two years, Wm. Scribner constable for one year, Ed. Blandenheim. Total vote cast 34. MilacaSupervisor for three years, Andrew Mattson clerk, Otto Eng strom, assessor, Peter Jensen, trea surer, Samuel Bentson justice of peace for one year, Fred Johnson justice of peace for two years, Jacob Larson constable, Geo. Mattson. South HarborSupervisor, D. G. Wilkes clerk, C. L. Freer treasurer, W. J. Eynon assessor, H. F. Mann justice of peace for one year, Geo. H. Cline justice of peace for two years, O. W. Anderson constable, Melvin Franklin. Town revenue, $150 road and bridge, $200. Total vote cast, 59. Sherburne County. Blue HillSupervisor for three years, Michael Kaliher clerk, Martin B. Mattson treasurer, John Kaliher: assessor, Clarence Taylor justice of peace, Hartman Camp constable, E. E. Stevenson. Town revenue, $150 road and bridge, $150, ditch, $200 poor, $150total, $650. Total votes cast, 66. railroad road and bridge, $400 bonds. $250 poor, $50. LivoniaSupervisor, H, son clerk, W. R. Hurtt H. Pratt treasurer, Henry justice of peace, Wm. Fetterly con stable, Bert Briggs. Town revenue, $300 road and bridge, $300. Total vote cast, 116. SantiagoSupervisor, E. J. Mc Guire clerk, Chas. Nelson assessor, T. Maybury treasurer, J. E. Odegard justice of peace, H. M. Fox con stable, C. Rusche. Total vote cast, 96. J. Mickel- assessor, Swanson Isanty County. WyanettIsaac Martin, supervisor P. A. Chilstrom, town clerk Dan Findell, treasurer Swan Lind, asses sor August Johnson, justice of the peace John Gerdin, constable. There were only 61 votes polled. For road and bridge purposes, $1,150. and for town revenue $350 was voted. Spencer BrookSupervisor, Chas. Finstrom clerk, J. L. Turner trea surer, Joseph Chapman assessor, Nathan Messer Justice of peace, O. W. Blomquist constable, Ray Smith. They Like the Country. J. F. and C. W. Reichard of Ken nan, Price county,over las 8 8 $4832 59 the same,with 3 7 From this statement it will that the township is in sound financial Wis., were here week looking- the Herman 5 Lenz farm with a view to purchasing pressed the country hereabouts be seen and will return when the snow dis appears to make further investigation. His Death Occurred at Sanbenite, Texas, Where He Had Gone in Search of Health. Mr. Cole Served With Distinction in the Minnesota Legislature for Two Successive Terms Hon. A. L. Cole, who for a quarter of a century resided at Fergus Falls and who in 1906 was nominated for governor on the republican ticket, died on March 6 at Sanbenite, Texas, where he had gone in search of health, from Bright's disease. His brother, Dr. A. B. Cole, his wife and his daughter, Mrs. John E. Andrus, were with him when the end came. Mr. Cole was born at Canton, N. Y., in 1848 and came to Minnesota in 1882, locating at Fergus Falls, where he engaged in the real estate business and also opened a general mercantile store. He later established stores at Motley, Walker, Akeley and Pequot. In 1902 he was elected to the lower house of the Minnesota legislature and re-elected in 1904, serving with distinction until the close of the 1905 session. Mr. Cole was a self-made man and the soul of honor. He was a man of aggressive spirit and made an excel lent representative of his district in the legislature. Story With a Doubtful Fringe It is averred by veracious persons that Dr. Chris. Neumann was never known to tell a lie, but here's one of his stories which appears to have a doubtful fringe encompassing it: "I," said the doctor of dumb animals, "was coming into town from Wyanett after the heavy snowstorm, followed by my faithful bird dog. As you know, the snow was very soft and deep, so that it was hard work for both horses and dog to plow through it, but they struggled bravely along. Every now and then I looked back and saw my dog in the distance trying to catch up, but its efforts were in effectual and at last I lost sight of it altogether. There must be something wrong, thought I, and .went back to investigate. About a mile behind I found the dog, and my surprise was unbounded when I discovered that the animal had accumulated a snow ball as large as a beer keg on its tail and that it was fairly anchored to the ground. I made an attempt to re move the snow with my jack knife but found this impossible, so I drove to a farm house not far distant and bor rowed an ax, with which, after half an hour's work, I succeeded in* free ing the poor fellow. For the remain der of the distance the dog rode. Did you ever hear of such a peculiar incident before?" Brass Becoming Popular. Brass is becoming popular again. It is especially the vogue among the members of the 400. It is suitable, of course, for table decorations. Brass centerpieces filled with flowers and brass candlesticks make a very pretty table. Another popular fad that is here to stay, and one that can be en joyed by rich and poor alike, is that of serving golden grain belt beer at mealtime. This nutritious beverage pleases the palate and satisfies the thirst. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjoblom Bros., wholesale dealers, Princeton. HON. A. L. COLE, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN 1906 Who Died at Sanbenite, Texas, March 6, 1908. HON. A. JCOLE DEAD CRUSHEDJO DEATH Gustav Hanke, Sr., Meets With Fatal Accident While Engaged in Felling an Oak Tree. His Son Gustav Also Receives Injuries by Coming Into Contact With the Tree in Its Descent. A fatal accident, the details of which are both shocking and pitiable, befell Gustav Manke, a farmer of Princet.iujQwnsbip, at 3:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon, Mr. Manke's birthday anniversary. Gustav Manke, jr., who was with his father at the time, also sustained injuries. Mr Manke and his son were en gaged in felling a large oak tree on the latter's farm about forty rods from the dwelling house. They had undercut the tree on the northeast side and were plying a crosscut saw dia metrically opposite, expecting, as was natural, that when the tree fell it would go down on the side which had been chopped. This supposition, however, proved to be erroneous, for the tree, after it had been almost com pletely sawed through, fell toward them without warning. Realizing their peril father and son ran as fast as they could to get from under the falling giant, and would doubtless have escaped hafl not the branches of the oak come into contact with the top of another tree, which caused it to swerve to one side. It came down with a mighty crash and in its course the trunk, about thirty feet from the base, struck Mr. Manke on the back part of the shoulders and instantly deprived him of life. The walls of the chest were crushed in and the vital organs literally torn from their posi tions. The head and face were also lacerated, but the skull escaped fracture. Gustav Manke, jr., was caught beneath the branches of the tree and called for help, not knowing that his father had been struck down, but re ceiving no response to his cries, struggled from beneath the branches and was horrified to find the mutilated body of his father beneath the trunk. The son, who had taken the saw with him in his flight, received several deep cuts on his left arm from the teeth of the instrument, which were driven into the flesh, and also sus tained some scratches and bruises on the face. Making his way to the house Gustav dispatched Miss Jaenicke, a dress maker who was working there, to his mother's for help and a telephone oall was sent to Dr. Cooney at Princeton. Reinhard and Albert Manke and Albert Reichard hastened to render assistance and when they arrived found it necessary to cut trunk in two before the body- of the iU unfortunate old gentleman could be removed from beneath. While this was being done Dr. Cooney arrived, but of course his services were of no avail so far as restoring the old gentleman was concerned. He, how ever, dressed Gustav, jr.'s wounds, which he declared to be not of a seri ous nature. The remains of Mr. Manke brought to the Ross undertaking rooms on Monday evening to be pre pared for burial and the funeral will be held this afternoon from the Manke residence in Princeton township. Rev. George Stamm of the German Lutheran church will conduct the ser vices at the residence, the church and the grave, and the remains will be laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery. Mr. Manke had selected the spot where he desired to be buriedbeneath the shadow of a spreading oak, the same species of tree which crushed out his life. Gustav Manke was born in Pom mern, Germany, on March 9, 1845, and in 1870-71 served in the Franco German war with distinction. In 1872 he was married at his home town to Miss Bertha Reichwald and lived in Germany for fifteen years after taking unto himself a wife. On April 18, 1887, Mr. and Mrs. Manke and family emigrated to America and first located in St. Paul, where Mr. Manke worked at his trade, that of a tailor, for eight years. At the expiration of that time the family removed to the township of Princeton and resided for a short time upon the August Gebert farm, when Mr. Manke moved upon the home stead which he occupied at the time he met with the accident which caused his death. His wife and a family of five sons and three daughters survive Mr. Manke. The children are Gustav, Reinhard, Frederick, Albert, Otto, Mrs. Frank Schilling, and Misses Laura and Helen Manke. Mr. Manke was one of those sturdy industrious Germans who helped to make the town of Prinecton what it is todaythe finest agricultural district in the northwest. With untiring energy he cut his homestead from the wilder nesshe succeeded in converting land which was considered of little value into that which now produces prolific crops. He was a man who paid his honest debts and who was ever ready to assist a neighbor financially or otherwise. A man among men was that good and kindly old gentleman, Gustav Manke, whom death, in one of its worst forms, has removed from those who loved and honored him. The sympathy of all, whether they were personally acquainted with Mr. Manke or not, is extended to the widow and family in this, the hour of their great affliction. "Leaves have their time to fall, And. flowers to wither at the north winds breath, And stars to setbut all, Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O, Death' Died In Hospital Mrs. Annie Walworth of Mineapolis died at the Northwestern hospital on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Walworth came to Princeton about a week pre vious to her death in search of em ployment although at the time in very poor health. On Wednesday a malady from which she nad long sufferedtubercular inflammation of the bowelsassumed an acute form and she was removed to the hospital, where Dr. Cooney upon the following day drained a large abscess which had been in the abdomen for some time, and which had so completely exhausted the patient's strength that she failed to rally after the operation. The body was on Tuesday shipped to Minneapolis for interment. JOHNSON INDORSED. After a Sharp Fight Democratic State Com mittee Indorsed Gov Johnson for Presidency It was by no means a love feast that the democratic state committee held in St. Paul last Friday. After a hot fight which lasted for over four hours a resolution indorsing Gov. Johnson for the democratic nomination for president was adopted by a vote of 68 to 23. After the committee adjourned 200 Bryan men met and organized the Bryan Volunteers. The supporters of I stable, the eloquent Nebraskan propose to mage a fight for delegates to the na tional convention in every congres sional district of the state. The state convention to elect delegates to the democratic national convention will be held in St. Paul on May 14. Mille Lacs will have six delegates, Isanti eight, Anoka seven, Sherburne five, Benton eight. The call for the demo cratic convention to nominate a state ticket will be issued later by a com mittee of five to be appointed by the chairman. Evangelistic Preparations. The executive committee for the the tree evangelistic meetings to be held under who did not, I hope by my conduct to the leadership of Charles Cullen Smith has engaged Brands' opera house for the purpose. The meetings will begin there with a union service on Sunday morning, March 22. Union preparatory prayer meetings will be held next week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:45 in the Congregational church. Wom en's prayer meetings will also be held on Tuesday and Friday at 3 p. m. at were I places to be announced later. VOLUME XXXII. NO. 12 VILLAGE JLECTIONS Dr. Armitage Defeats Joseph Craig in a Lively Contest for a Seat on the Village Council. Dennis Kaliher is Elected Assessor of Princeton Village to Succeed Thomas F. Scheen. Tuesday was village election day and there were virtually but two tickets in the field, and in these tickets the contest was actually between Dr. Armitage and Jos. Craig for trustees and Dennis Kaliher and T. F. Scheen for assessor. This had the effect of putting considerable life into an elec tion which would otherwise have lacked interest. The rival candidates were busy from the time the polls opened and kept up the hustle for votes to the end. The Craig repre sentatives were especially numerous and activeyou could find them on almost every street corner while Dr. Armitage posted himself near the vil lage hall and passed the time in ped dling tickets and telling stories alter nately. When the votes were being counted the greatest interest centered in the tallies for Armitage and Craig. These candidates ran almost neck and neck for a considerable time when Craig made a spurt and headed off the doctor with five votes. Votes then began to roll in for Dr. Armitage and he kept well to the front until the end of the count, when he came out ahead by 35 votes. The total vote in this instance was: Armitage, 149 Craig, 114. Dennis Kailher won in the assessorship fight, receiving 177 votes against 85 cast for T. F. Scheen. Dr. Armitage tells the i on that it was with reluctance he gave his consent to the placing of his name on the ticket, and would not have done so had he not been assured that no one could be found who would permit his name to be used. "After much persuasion," says the doctor,'' and for mere accommodation, I finally said, 'Let 'er go, then,' and my name was placed on the ticket. But, to my sur prise, I found that on election day another ticket was in the field and upon this ticket Mr. Craig's name had been substituted for mine. Otherwise the ticket was precisely the same." The doctor says, however, that he does not care a rap, but he did not anticipate that such tactics would be resorted to after he had been cajoled into entering the race. The candidates balloted for, with the number of votes cast for each, follows: For President of Village Council A W Woodcock For Trustees E Jones Grant Joseph Craig Armitage Tor Recorder- Ira Stanley For Treasurer Petterson For Assessor A Kaliher Scheen For Justice of the Peace (1 year) A Dickey Total vote cast, 265 Milaca VillagePresident, Bacon trustees, Albin Allen, rf I 258 1 257 257 114 149 1 263 H. W. Carter, Martin Sorenson recorder R. Vaaler treasurer, A. T. Tufty assessor, C. F. Searle justices, An drew Larson, E. E. Price. For license, 89: against, 52. Total vote cast, 156. Foreston VillagePresident, Ed. Stromwall trustees, Harry Lockwood, Peter Sundberg, R. L. Clark record er, F. T. P. Neumann treasurer, A. Morehouse assessor, John Quade justice of peace, Geo. H. Deans con- O. A. Wilson. Total vote cast, 48. Braham, Cambridge and Isanti Go Dry Isanti county will not have a licensed saloon within its borders in side of a few days. At the village elections Tuesday Cambridge voted against license by a majority of 41, Braham by 29, and Isanti by 17. Cambridge and Braham went dry a year ago, but heretofore Isanti has always been a license village. To the Electors of Princeton Village. Gentlemen: To the men who voted for me, I tender my esteem to *JI 2bl 177 85 257 P. L. M i! Ji uuothos be able to change their opinion next year. To those who attended the cau cus on Saturday and Monday even ings and induced me to become a candidate and who forgot what they said by Tuesday morning, I wish to point out to them the glorious ex ample of Judas Iscariot, who was man enough when he repented of his treachery to go and hang himself. T. L. Armitage, &c, &c.