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IN DISTRICT COURT Regular April Term Commenced on Monday With Judge Ilyron D. Taylor on the Bench. Jury Returns Verdict Against Thos. F. Norton for $ioo Damages In Notorious Slander Suit. COURT OFFICERS. Presiding Judge M.D.Taylor ("ourt Stenographer P. M. Woodward Clerk of Court Kobt. H. King Deputy Clerk of Court Joseph Borden County Attorney Jos. A. Ross Sheriff Harry Shockley Court Deputies: John MeCool, Thos. J. Kaliher, Louis Plumondore. Robert Clark. GRAND JURY. Ernest H. Sellhorn Henjamin Soulc Frank Peterson Martin Brands, Sr JosephHoehn Princeton do do do do Andrew Homme Greenbush K. P. Grow do P. O. Chalstrom Bogus Brook Alfred Wass Borgholm Axel Berg llayland John Lind Milo C. M. Murray do F. \V Ghermg do L. Phillips Milaca Joseph Nelson do II. 11. Sterling do A. J. Pool do Andrew Nelson do E.N.Bacon Foreston J. I Lindquist Onamia Gust Anderson South Harbor Gus Haggberg Isle Harbor Peter Frykman East Side PETIT JURY. Clinton Slater Princeton do do do do do S. M. Orton J. F. Bockoven F. A. Lowell August Gebert. Mike Mahonev h. E. Tilley Greenbush Jacob Wolf do Henry Hess do Louis Jones do OttoKuhrke ..Bogus Brook J. B. Herou Borgholm John Blomquist do John Bleed Milo Al Longneeker do August Laseli Milaca Jacob Van lihee do Wm Pecerson do Sanford Torsen do Axel Anderson Page AxelBroman do Wm. Anderson Kathio Frank M. Smith Isle Harbor Oscar C. Anderson East Side At 7:30 o'clock on Monday evening the April term of the district court convened in Princeton with Judge Myron D. Taylor of St. Cloud on the bench. After the customary formality of opening court by the sheriff, the ap pointment of deputies, etc., the judge read to the members of the grand jury the statutes governing their proceed ings and instructed them as to their duties. The body immediately there after organized, with E. H. Sell horn as foreman, and adjourned to 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Upon re convening the grand jury proceeded to consider such matters as were brought to its attention and has so far returned but one indictment, that be ing against George King for petit larceny. At the time of going to press the grand jury was still in ses sion. The cases tried up to the time of going to press with the manner of their disposition are hereunder given: Julius Lemay vs. Peter Oslund. Foster & Sperry for plaintiff, Rolleff Vaaler for defendant. This case, con tinued from the October term of court, was an action to recover damages for trespass by reason of defendant's re moval of a line fence 39 feet from its original position and thereby en croaching upon plaintiff's land. Plaintiff averred that he had main tained this fence for a period of eigh teen years, which would give him title by adverse possession even though the survey was incorrect. The case was tried before a jury and a verdict for plaintiff for $10 damages and his maintenance of the right to the 39 feet of land was returned. Howard C. Park et al. vs. Samuel Winsor et al. Reynolds & Roeser for plaintiffs, Geo. C. Stiles and Chas. A. Dickey for defendants. Suit to collect on a promissory note for $1,000 given by defendants for the purchase of a stallion. Continued to the next term of court. Thomas Smithers vs. Harrison T. Winter. Chas. A. Dickey for plain i tiff, C. F. J. Goebel for defendant. Suit arising over the lease of a farm. Settled by stipulation for judgment in favor of defendant, plaintiff to pay $70 and costs. Milton S. Rutherford vs. Max Mark. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, Markland & Calmenson for defendant. On motion of plaintiff's attorney the case was stricken from the calendar. F. C. Cater vs. G. A. Breitenfelt and Albert Weiss. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, J. E. Cravens for defend ants. Suit to recover on a promis sory note and for cost of feed and seed furnished by plaintiff to defend ants. There was no appearance by defendants and judgment was ordered in favor of plaintiff for the amount claimed. A. L. Ober vs. Geo. C. Sudheimer, James C. Freeman and Anna D. Free man. Peter Healy for plaintiff, Fred C. Dickson for defendants. Action to recover balance of $500 due on mort gage upon lands sold defendants, such mortgage having been released by mistake. Change of venue taken to Ramsey county. W. J. Eynon vs. Thos. F. Norton. Thos. H. Salmon for plaintiff, Geo. W. Stewart for defendant. This is an action for slander in which plaintiff sought to recover punitive damages from defendant. It is the fourth time the suit has come up for hearing, it having been continued for various causes from one term of court to another. The trial, which continued throughout Wednesday, attracted more attention than any case which has so far come up at this term. Witnesses from the lake country were numerous on each side and some of the evidence was of a sensational and vilifying nature. The attorneys on each side this morning summed up the evidence and Judge Taylor directed the jury to return a verdict for the plaintiff, W. J. Eynon. The jury, after an abcouncil sence of an hour, brought in a verdict for plaintiff and fixed the damages at $100. The Leathers vs. Mark horse case is now on trial and will probably continue throughout the day. Court Notes. The following appeared in open court, took allegiance to the United States and were granted citizenship papers: Edward Meinhardt, Brick ton Otto Johnson, Oscar Joseph Thorssen, Princeton Charles Peder Berg, Milaca. Among the attorneys present at this term of court from outside towns were Geo. W. Stewart, St. Cloud T. H. Salmon, Minneapolis Harris Richardson, St. Paul Rolleff Vaaler, W. S. Foster L. G. Sperry, C. F. J. Goebel, Milaca. The court machinery ran as smoothly as the well-oiled piston of a Corliss engine. But this could scarcely be otherwise with so able a jurist as Judge Taylor on the bench and such capable officials as County Attorney Ross, Clerk of Court King, Sheriff Shockley and Stenographer Wood ward to help things along. In fact all the court officers performed their duties exceptionally well. A large number were in attendance at court from the lake country and other parts, among them being Editor Chas. Freer of the Lake Breeze, Onamia Geo. H. Deans, Foreston T. E. Potts, mayor of Wahkon A. P. Jorgenson, postmaster at Vineland Dr. Swennes, Lawrence D. G. Wilkes, South Harbor Frank Smith, Lawrence Oscar C. Anderson, East Side Peter Kennedy, Isle Hans Petrin, Onamia Axel A. Anderson, Page Editor Fay Cravens, Milaca: D. H. McQuaig, Lawrence. Star Entertainment Course. The fourth entertainment in the Star course for which many hold season tickets, will be given in the Methodist church on Monday evening, April 20. It will be the last and best of all, and all were excellent"The Old Planta tion Quartet and Jubilee Singers." There is no finer colored quartet in the United States and the program will include plantation songs and negro melodies, comic darkey songs, as well as the classic and instrumental songs of the southland. F. Leander Dead. Frederick Leander died at his home in Grenbush on Monday night after a sickness of four days with pneumonia, aged 41 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow at the Swedish Lu theran church, Freer, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. Leander is sur vived by a wife and eight children. Teachers, Take Notice. Teachers have all been mailed term reports for the close of the school year. If not at your disposal through failure to take care of them be sure and write to this office for them before close of term. Guy Ewing, County Superintendent. Dr. Lynch Will Be Here Tomorrow. Dr. R. F. Lynch of Syndicate block, Minneapolis, will visit Princeton April 10, and remain until 5 p. m.Last April 11, in Dr. G. R. Caley's office. Diseases of eye, ear, nose and throat, including the fitting of eye glasses and spectacles. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Peter Anderson of Zimmerman was brought to the hospital on Thursday night suffering from a paralytic stroke. At this time the patient is somewhat improved. Miss Tillie Grything of Milaca, who was operated upon Thursday last by Dr. S. H. Olsen for acute appendi citis, is convelescent. Harold Plaisance of Osseo was brought to the hospital Monday night suffering from an attack of acute appendicitis. Dr. Cooney re moved the appendix on Tuesday morning and Mr. Plaisance is mg satisfactory recovery. tmak- THE COUNCIL MEETS Dr. Armitage Takes Seat on Council and Instils Life Into the Pro- ceedings Throughout. Raises Question of Legality as to Right of the Members to Sell Their Wares to the Village. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1908. On Monday night the village council held its first meeting since election and Dr. Armitage took his seat as a successor to Joseph Craig. The first business to come up was the auditing and allowance of a batch of bills and each one was closely scrutinized by Dr. Armitage. Among these bills was one from B. D. Grant, and Dr. Armitage immediately raised the question whether any member of the could legally supply goods to the village. He said the fact that a precedent had been established along this line did not make it right and he proposed to see that the law was complied with. The doctor then made a motion that an auditing com mittee of two be appointed and that it should be the duty of such committee to thoroughly scrutinize all accounts before they are presented to theaddress council for passage. The motion pre vailed. Bonds of the village treasurer and recorder were then read and accepted and the following committees were ap pointed: FinanceStanley and Grant. Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Jones, Armitage and Woodcock. JudiciaryArmitage and Stanley. ElectricStanley, Grant and Wood cock. AuditingArmitage and Jones. PurchasingStanley and Grant. The purchasing committee was ap pointed upon motion of Dr. Armitage and its duty is to pass upon every thing bought by the village that is, the electrician or whosoever makes purchases must first obtain the con sent of this committee. The question of supplying meters for lawn sprinkling purposes was brought up by A. W. Woodcock, and upon motion of Dr. Armitage it was decided that the village would charge nothing for^fche- wwk vof installing such meters, provided of course that the meters be paid for by the consum ers. W. G. Fredericks, chief of the fire department, appeared before the couneil and suggested that the village purchase a team for the purpose of hauling the fire apparatus, sprinkling cart, etc. Mr. Fredericks believed that the village would save money by adopting his suggestion. The matter was discussed and R. E. Jones ap pointed a committee to ascertain how many persons would agree to pay for sprinkling alongside cheir premises. Dr. Armitage and I. G. Stanley were also appointed a committee to investi gate and make report upon the advis ability of purchasing a team as sug gested by Mr. Fredericks. In view of the fact that it was a violation of the law to supply goods or render services to the village for pay while a member of the council, Dr. Armitage instructed the elec trician to discontinue the use of hiswould telephone for village business. "Use the Tri-State," said the doctor, so long as I am a member of the council at least. An old gentleman named Olander appeared before the council and asked that he be compensated for injuries sustained while thawing out a hydrant a year ago. He was informed that the council could not, under the law, grant him such compensation. The right course for Olander to pursue would be to bring action against the village for damages. This concluded the business and the council adjourned to Friday evening, April 10. THE EVANGELISTS. Week of Services by Messrs. Smith & Roper In Opera House. This is the last week of the evangel istic meetings in Princeton and Messrs. Smith and Roper have had a busy time since they came here. At almost every meeting the house has been packed and the evangelists have made many converts. On Tuesday every business house in town closed for an hour to afford the male population an opportunity to attend special services and the opera house was comfortably filled. Upon the same day prayer meetings were held for women at several residences in town and all were well attended. Messrs. Smith and Roper have ac complished much good during their stay here and the residents are grate ful to Revs. Heard and Swertfager for obtaining such able men to expound the gospel. CREAMERYJEETING Farmers and Business Men Convene at Opera House and Discuss Co-Operative Project. A Proposition for Establishment of Pickle Station is Also Submit- ted for Consideration. A meeting called at the request of the Commercial club for the purpose of discussing a co-operative creamery proposition with the farmers, and ofthing. offering them a bonus of $1,500 should they see fit to erect a building and operate such a plant in this village, was held at Brands' opera house on Saturday afternoon. More than a hundred representative farmers were in attendance. Thos. H. Caley presided over the meeting, and after briefly explaining the purpose for which it was called, introduced Attorney E. L. McMillan. Mr. McMillan said that in conse quence of the failure of a creamery expertwho had been promised by E. K. Slater, state dairy and food comis sionerto arrive, he had consented to the assemblage, but as he was not a practical dairyman he could only cover the subject along general lines. Then, again, he had been afforded but little time to prepare an address or look up data. The speaker, however, gave a very inter esting talk on the subject and clearly set forth the benefits to be derived from co-operative creameries-benefits to the farmers and benefits to the business men of the towns in which the cream eries are located. Prosperity for thecide farmers means prosperity for the mer chants, said Mr. McMillan, and vice versa. He stated that co-operative creameries were virtually conducted upon a similar plan to the Equity society's warehousesthat is, they eliminated the middlemen. He rehow ferred to southern Minnesota as anin example of the prosperity which co operative creameries have brought to that part of the state and mentioned particularly Freeborn and Steele counties. In the former there are 32each: co-operative creameries and in the lat- ^-?.&^^^i,jaSURFofltably con" ducted. The proposition submitted by theM. business men of Princeton to theGillespie,kStoneburg farmers of the surrounding county, said Mr. McMillan, is that they, the farmers, build and operate in theSolomon village of Princeton a creamery on the co-operative plan and the business men will give them, as soon as they are organized, a bonus of $1,500, such sum now being ready for them in the bank. The merchants do not want any stock in this proposed creamery they merely offer to assist the farmers in building it in Princeton because they know full well that they will reap a share of the benefits. With a conecessary operative creamery in the village its prosperity would increase, and theo value of lands in the surrounding country would in consequence ad vance. Mr. McMillan had no doubt that the farmers, after considering the proposition, would come to the con clusion that the establishment of a co operative creamery in Princeton be a good thingboth for them and the merchants. Mr. Fox, buttermaker at the West Branch creamery, declared that the farmers made a great mistake in sell ing their cream to the centralizing plants. Their object in paying a cent or two more for cream is merely to drive the co-operative plants out oflength business, and once they have accom plished this purpose they will buy your cream for whatever they deem fit to pay. This has been already demon strated in several instances. R. C. Dunn gave a brief talk and among other things said he wished to make plain the fact that this proposed creamery was not to be in opposition to the West Branch or any other co operative creamery. There is plenty of territory to support a co-operative creamery in Princeton without at tempting competition with other con cerns of like nature. He advised the farmers to stand by the co-operative creamery even though the centralizers offered a few cents more for butterfat. They only did so as a bait. Whatso ever is given by the business men of Princetpn to the farmers on this creamery proposition is a direct bonus. He believed in giving to theIt producersthe farmersand he never in his life attached his signature to a subscription list with so much plea sure as he did the one recently circu lated by the Commercial club. The business men would get the money back indirectly while the farmers would reap material benefit. Organize, said he, get good men to run your creamery, but do not inwill terfere with other similar concerns. There is room for a dozen more co operative creameries in Mille Lacs county and I would like to see them built. Don't make the mistake that was made when the first co-operative creamery was organized in Princeton. Hold your stock. If individual firms can make a profit buying cream from you, why can't you make a greater profit by converting that cream into butter yourselves? You can obtain just as good a market as the centralizers because you can make butter of as high a grade, if not higher. The co-operative creamery is a good Put your shoulder behind it and push it along. Mr. Caley stated that 10,000 pounds of butter could be manufactured at a cost not much greater than that of producing 1,000 pounds. This state ment was verified by Mr. Fox. A rising vote was then taken to ob tain an idea of how many farmers present would take stock in the cream ery and about 40 signified their will ingness. J. J. Skahen suggested that a com mittee be appointed to arrange the pre liminaries and that the farmers from each town represented make nomina tions. As a result the chairman ap pointed the following: Blue HillMichael Kaliher, A. C. Nelson. GreenbushR. S. Shaw, Herman Riemann. PrincetonJacob Ellenbaum, Henry Holthus. Bogus BrookM. C. Thorring, John Dal chow, Peter Jenson. WyanettLouis Rust, Maurice Thompson. Baldwin Chas. Judkins, Martin Rossing, J. H. Angstman. Michael Kaliher was ap pointed chairman and the committee retired to the adjoining hall to de upon a mode of procedure. After a long consultation the committee re turned and reported that it had de cided to call another meeting at the opera house for Saturday afternoon next at 2 o'clock, and that in thebroidered meantime the members would ascertain many farmers would take stock their respective towns and how many cows were available. Following is a list of the names of those who contributed to the creamery bonus and the amounts subscribed by Caley Hdw. Co 1100 T. H. Caley $100 Evens Hdw. Co 100 First Nat. Bank... 100 F. T. Kettolhodt....l009 E B.Anderson W$s 10 Sjoblom & Olson .1000 .10 SjewiofiVBros io0" Secu'ty State Bank.100 S. Rutherford.... 50 P. L,. Roadstrom... .50 C. A. Jac 50 J. Skahen 50 Smith & Moeger 25 &Co 25 W. H. Terrell 25 Smith & Earley 10 B. D. Grant 15 L. C. Hummel 25 G. H. Gottwerth 25 M. J. Brands 25 Kopp & Barflomew.15 Long 15 C.E.Hill 15 Anton Falls 15 O B.Newton 10 K. C. Dunn 50 Avery Clothing ITse. 10 A.S.Mark 10 J. C. Herdhska 5 Fred Witte 10 Proposed Fickle Salting Station. During the time the creamery com mittee was deliberating in the adjoin ing hall M. M. Stroeter of the Stroeter Pickling company, Foley, made a proposition to establish a pickle salt ing station in Princeton. He said he wanted no bonus, but all that was was for the farmers living in the territory tributary to Princeton agree to plant not less than 100 acres of cucumbers this season. It would not pay him to erect a building and put in the necessary plant for less acreage than this, but they could cul tivate two or three hundred acres if they felt so inclined, and he would put up a bond to buy for cash their cu cumbers for five years at $1, 60 cents and 30 cents per hundred, according to grade. He could do this, he said, because he was confident that after the first yearafter the farmers had found out the profit in cucumber rais ingthey would grow more instead of less. Mr. Stroeter explained that the of the cucumber determined the grade and the price. For cucumbers between 1% and Z% inches in length $1 ber 100 pounds was paid, between that and inches 60 cents for 100 pounds, and from that to 5% inches 30 cents per hundred. One pound of seed, he said would plant an acre and that seed would cost the farmer 50 cents. It was necessary that all seed be purchased from the Pickling com pany for the reason that only one species of cucumber was usedthe Boston pickle. Speaking of cucumber production Mr. Stroeter said that his company paid out to its Foley station last year $6,000 for the product of 110 acres, and so well pleased were the farmers that they intend planting about 250 acres this year. Some farmers, he said, picked a ton of cucumbers from one acre every other day during the season. The cucumbers are usually picked by the children of the family. would not of course pay to hire men at $2 a day for the work. One man near Foley, said Mr. Stroeter, realized $157 from an acre of cucum bers and another $143. Mr. Stroeter distributed a number of blanks among the farmers for thegeneral signatures of those who will agree to plant cucumbers and the specification of acreage and asked that they be re turned to him next Saturday at the opera house after the creamery meeting. The salting station project then be again taken up. VOLUME XXXII. NO. 16 TWO COUPLES WED Fred Schimming and Hiss flathilda Bandemer of This Village Mar- ried on Thursday Last. A. D. Erkel of Minneapolis is United in Marriage to Hiss Alberta Howard of Princeton. Fred Schimming of Princeton town ship and Miss Mathilda A. H. D. Bandemer of Long Siding were married at the German Lutheran church in this village by the Rev. George Stamm on Thursday after noon. Misses Elsie Schimming and Amanda Bandemer were the brides maids, while the groom was attended by Chas. Lang and Adolph Schim ming-. The bride's gown was of white silk and the dresses of the bridesmaids were also of white material. The flowers carried by the bride and bridesmaids were roses and carna tions. A celebration in good old German style followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bandemer, at Long Siding. Mr. and Mrs. Schimming will reside on a farm owned by the groom north of Princeton. The young people have many friends who wish them every success. Krkel-Howard. Miss Alberta Howard was married to A. D. Erkel of Minneapolis at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ellen Howard, in this village on Wednesday evening, April 8. Rev. George A. Swertfager of the Congregational church performed the ceremony. A traveling suit of- Copenhagen blue with hat to match and a white em messaline net waist was worn by the bride and she carried roses. She was attended by Miss Mildred Compton of Minneapolis and the groom by R. W. Munson of the same city. The house was decorated with cut flowers and there were about thirty relatives and friends present, among them Mrs. R. M. Pope and children and Miss Agnes Narum of Mora. A light luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. Erkel left for Minne apolis this, Thursday, morning, where they will be at home to their friends after May 1 at 26 South Thirteenth street. The bride was born and raised in Princeton and is a young lady highly respected in the community. Union Meeting Announcements. Plans are being made to make next Sunday one of the greatest days Princeton has ever known in its re ligious circles. The following ser vices will be held in connection with the union meetings: Union morning meeting, 10:30 a. m., at the opera house. Mr. Smith's sub ject will be "Who Is the Strong Man?" It is called by many his most logical talk. The male quartet will render a number in line with the discourse. No lines drawn between saints and sin ners. Miss any service but this. Union Sunday school rally right after church. Confidential talk to men, 3 p. m., at the opera house with army incidents. It will be the crowning services of all the men's meetings. Boys under 12 admitted only with their fathers. Singing by male quartet and chorus. Men fro'm miles around were present last Sunday. It will be so next Sun day. Women's meeting, M. E. church 3 p. m., under auspices of women's prayer meeting committee. Great farewell meeting, 7:30 p. m., at the opera house. Everyone invited, especially all those who have signed cards. Horse Sale Extraordinary. Aug. Rines will hold the biggest horse auction of the season in Prince ton on Saturday, April 18, when a carload of the finest western horses obtainable,the pick of the ranges, weighing from 1,300 to 1,500 pounds apiece will be brought under the hammer. This bunch of horses is made up of animals broken and un broken and they are all hardy and soundnot a scrub in the lot. If you are in need of horses it will be to your advantage to await this sale. The well-known auctioneer, Emmet Mark, will conduct the sale. "Will Mot be Defaced. As a result of numerous complaints of postals and postcards being de faced by postmarking, the postmaster has ordered discontinuance of the postmarking of cards at the office where received. The postal card fad has reached enormous proportions, and the new ruling is expected by postal officials to be received with de-^ light by the thousands of collectors-