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Regular Term of District Court Con- vened on Monday With Judge Taylor on the Bench. Tom Norton's Suit for Alleged Libel Against George E. Sloan On Monday evening the regular April term of the district court con vened in Princeton with Judge Myron D. Taylor on the bench and Philip M. Woodward stenographer. Both ar rived here on the 5 o'clock train and proceeded to the court house, where Harry Shockley, in a stentorian voice, opened court and started the mill to grinding. No grand jury was im paneled at this term. Judge Taylor called the calendar, appointed the deputies and disposed of other preliminaries, and an ad journment was taken for supper, after which court reconvened and proceed ed with the hearing of cases as fol lows: The first case which came on for hearing was that of the State of Min nesota vs. Thos. P. Norton for crim inal libel. Joseph A. Ross, county attorney, and E. L. McMillan, ap peared for the prosecution, and Stewart & Brower for the defendant. Norton's counsel demurred to the in dictment and the court, upon request, certified the case to the supreme court to rule upon the sufficiency of such indictment. Judge Taylor, however, held that the indictment was good. In case the supreme court decides that the indictment is goodwhich in all probability it willthe action will come up for trial at the next term of court in Princeton. This is the case in which Thos. F. Norton was indicted by the grand jury at the November term of court for publishing in his paper, the Mille Lacs Pioneer, unlaw fully, maliciously and with intent to expose K. H. Burrell to hatred, con tempt, ridicule and obloquy, and to cause said K. H. Burrell to be shunned and avoided, false and libel ous matter. Among other things the article at issue charged that K. H. Burrell withheld school funds of dis trict 17 and placed them on deposit in the bank in which his son is interest ed. S. W. Raudenbush & Co. vs. Chas. A. Dickey. P. S. Stewart for plain tiff, E. L. McMillan for defendant. Action to settle dispute as to payment of indebtedness. Settlement arranged between parties. W. B. Mitchell vs. C. J. Pinkham and E. E. Woodworth. Stewart & Brower for plaintiff, I. C. Buell and W. B. Douglas for defendants. Action for ejectment, defendants claiming title by adverse possession. Case continued from last term of court. Settled by stipulation, defendants to pay $5 per acre for land. In the matter of the contest of elec tion of John W. McClure, as president of the village council of Onamia Geo. H. Klein, as trustee of the vil lage council of Onamia, and J. J. Brummer, as trustee of the village council of Onamiathree cases off like significance. Geo. W. Stewart for contestantsHenry Goulet, Herbert Duerr and C. B. Qualeand E. L. McMillan and C. H. MacKenzie for contestees. Contestees' counsel moved for a dismissal upon the ground that the contest is attempted to be brought under a statute not applicable to vil lages, section 336 being qualified by section 343 laws of 1905, which latter section provides that an appeal does not lie from village or township elec tions. The motion was granted. The only recourse apparent for contestants under the statute as it stands is by fflJgRMttWTIfiJIOOOMfty is Thrown Out of Court. COURT OFFICERS Judge M.D.Taylor Clerk Robt. H. King Sheriff Harry Shockley County Attorney Joseph A. Ross Stenographer M. Woodward Court Deputies Dan Spauldmg, Louis Lar son and Robert Clark. PETIT JURT. Royal Berry Princeton D. A. Kaliher Princeton George Chute.. Princeton CarlHoeft Princeton W. Miller Princeton Oscar Erickson Greenbush August Meyer Bogus Brook John W. Anderson Borgholm John Westling Borgholm Axel Berg Hayland H. VandeRiet Milo A. Larson Milo JosephKniffin Milo J. D- Timmer Milaca L. Hudson Milaca H. T.Goodnough ...Milaca John Carlson Milaca Carl M. Sholin Page Thurie Lindberg Page GustMolander Page A. Vandergren Onamia W S. Gish South Harbor Peter Fryckman East Side W D. Bartlett Kathio quo warranto proceedings. Olive Baker vs. Frank Baker. Foster & Sperry for plaintiff, C. H. MacKenzie for defendant. Action for divorce. No appearance by defend ant and evidence submitted on part of plaintiff. Taken under advisement. Neils Anderson vs. Josephine, M. Campbell. Foster & Sperry for de fendant. Suit to collect on judgment. Defendant's counsel demurred to the complaint and the demurrer was sus tained by tthe court. Robert H. Steeves vs. Chas. Keith, as administrator of the estate of Amanda M. Cater, deceased, et. al. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, John J. McHale for defendant Bessie Mil dred Cater. Action to quiet title. Judgment for plaintiff. John Shallman vs. W. J. West and Alice E. West. E. L. McMillan and Rolleff Vaaler for plaintiff, Foster & Sperry for defendants. Action on breach of contract. Continued. Wililam S. Tyler vs. W. L. Under wood et al. C. F. J. Goebel for plaintiff. Action to quiet title. Judg ment for plaintiff.. Frank Burbank vs. Great era Railway company. W. C. for plaintiff, W. L. Clift for ant. Appeal from justice court to re cover damage to goods in transit. Settled. Benjamin F. Hatcher vs. Adelaide Hatcher. E. L. McMillan for plain tiff. Suit for divorce. No appear ance on part of defendant. Decree granted. Elmer T. Case vs. Nellie M. Case. J. A. Ross for plaintiff. Divorce. Decree granted. In the matter of an application for vacation of a part of Meshigun Point. E. L. McMillan for applicant. Appli cation granted. E. P. Woodworth vs. W. E. L. Cro zier. F. S. Stewart for plaintiff, James E. Jenks for defendant. Action to collect balance due on wages. Case argued and taken under advisement. Upon motion of County Attorney Ross the libel suit brought against George E. Sloan of the Wahkon Enter prise by Tom Norton was dismissed. Flossie McAloney vs. W. J. Eynon. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, C. H. MacKenzie for defendant. Action to recover on note. Court directed ver dict for plaintiff. William Scheller vs. Peder Soren son. Suit to replevin logs. Judge M. L. Cormany for plaintiff, W. C. Doane for defendant. Case dismissed on motion of defendant's attorney for reason that plaintiff failed to estab lish ownership. Piinceton Mercantile Co. vs. M. A. Carlson. Action to recover indebted ness. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, Chas. A. Dickey for defendant. Appeal from justice court. Defendant withdraws and court affirms judg ment of justice court in favor of plaintiff. Ole Storm, who stole a suit of clothes from Frank Axel in Milaca on February 16, and was captured while disposing of the same in Princeton, was brought up from the Hennepin county jail on Monday by Sheriff Shockley and on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charge. He was sen tenced to one year in the penitentiary. Chas. Keith, as receiver of Eastern Minnesota Land company, vs. J. Howard McGilvra et al. E. McMil lan for plaintiff, Foster'& Sperry for defendants. Suit involving contract as tp sale of land. Stipulation for settlement filed. The petit jury was discharged this morning. Only a few court cases now remain to be tried. Court Notes. Dispensing with a grand jury means a saving of several hundred dollars to the taxpayers. Anyhow, there was no business for a grand jury. That active young Milaca attorney, Mr. W. C. Doane, made a good im pression in court. But his field is limited. There are too many attor neys in our sister village. Mr. William B. Mitchell of St. Cloud, was plaintiff in a case which was settled by stipulation out of court, and Mr. Mitchell returned home on Tuesday's freight. Among those attending court from the lake country are W. S. Gish, Onamia Geo. E. Sloan, Wahkon H. F. Mann, Cove J. W. McClure, Onamia Chas. Malone, Isle Harbor. W. B. Douglas, ex-attorney general and ex-justice of the supreme court, was attorney in a case which was settled out of court, and he departed for his home in St. Paul, Tuesday noon, i Peace-loving Thomas F. Norton, Esq., of Cove, as usual, had business in the district court this week. A ses sion of the district court without Thomas would be like the play of Hamlet with Hamlet omitted. The following persons appeared in R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1909. North- Doane defend- THE OLD FLOUR MILL Has Been Sold and Will Soon Be Torn Down for the Lumber Con- tained in the Structure. It Was Built by Benjamin Soule in 1870 and Was Princeton's First Flouring Mill. An old familiar landmark, the flour mill that has loomed up at the north end of the West Branch bridge for al most 40 years, will soon be no more. Last week a sale of the same to Ed. Saxon was negotiated by Chas. Keith, and the purchaser intends to tear it down and utilize the lumber and tim ber it contains. The mill was erected by the late Benjamin Soule in 1870 in 1874 it was sold to Allen, Sadley & HoarJohn H. Allen, J. T. D. Sadley and Wil liam Hoar. Shortly afterwards Mr. Hoar disposed of his interest to Allen & Sadley. In 1876 Mr. Allen was appointed register of the U. S. land office at Alexandria and disposed of his interest in the mill to Mr. Sadley, who became the sole owner. The latter conducted the mill until the time of his death in 1905. It seems that the late Hon. Samuel Ross was the original owner of the dam site at the confluence of the West and East branches of Rum river, for, while he was a member of the 1868 legislature, he obtained a charter for a dam. We submit the law in full which is Chapter 121, Special Laws of 1868: Sec. 1. That Samuel Ross, his as sociates, heirs and assigns, are here by authorized to erect and maintain a dam across the West Branch of Rum river at or near his mill, on land owned by him in the village and town of Princeton, county of Mille Lacs, state of Minnesota, according to the plat and records of said town in said county. Said dam may be raised to the height of twelve feet but shall not interfere with any water power or priv ilege now improved on said stream. Provided, however, tha't said dam shall be constructed with a sluice and gates so as not to obstruct the running or driving of logs or timber out of said stream. Sec. 2. Said dam shall be built within three years of this date. Sec. 3. This act to be in force after its passage. Approved March 6, 1868. open court, swore allegiance to the United States and were granted citi zenship papers: Peder Anderson, Samuel Nelson, Borgholm Douwe Bekins, Pease: D. G. and Joseph M. Fenello, Milo: A. C. Barnick, Green bush. C. H. MacKenzie of Onamia, who is clerk of the house judiciary com mittee in the legislature, was attorney in several cases but he managed to get back to his duties in St. Paul on Wednesday. Mac is a bright young attorney and handled his cases like an old veteran. An individual from the lake country, who arrived here with a satchel full of "incriminating evi dence" with which he expected to en tertain the grand jury for a week or two, was roaring mad when he dis covered that no grand jury had been impaneled at this term of court. Among the attorneys in attendance at court from outside towns were Geo. C. Stiles, M. C. Brady, Minneapolis W. B. Douglas, St. Paul J. D. Sul livan, Geo. W. Stuart, St. Cloud F. S. Stewart, Anoka J. C. Pope, Mora C. H. MacKenzie, Onamia W. S. Foster, L. C. Sperry, W. C. Doane, Milaca. A S25.000 Fire at Milaca. Fire, which started in the rear of Axel Johnson's saloon at Milaca yes terday morning at one o'clock, de stroyed $25,000 worth of property be fore it could be extinguished. Mr. Johnson and his wife were awakened by the barking of a dog and they, together with other people who were sleeping in a hotel over the saloon, had a narrow escape from being cremated. An alarm was turned in and within a short time three streams of water were playing on the building. The flames could not, however, be checked until several buildingsall frame structureshad been razed to the ground. The places destroyed were: John son's saloon, Fitzpatrick's restau rant, Besser's saloon, Price's and Anderson's barber shops, Tufty'B ice cream factory, Johnson's barn and the village jail. Cameron's restaurant was also badly damaged, bat Brick son's land office, being a brick struc ture, was savedb Most of th losses ?r?i insurance.e Brief buildings wilL probably be put up in place of those destroyed. -&*"- w*f^.^ $, ROADS AND BRIDGES In the Division of the Road and Bridge Fund the County of Miile Lacs Has Not Been Slighted. If Appropriation is Not Cut mile Lacs Will Get $6,300, Isanti $6,750 and Sherburne $5,400. If the omnibus road and bridge bill is not scaled down by the appropria tions committee Mille Lacs county will fare well in the matter of state aid for roads and bridges for the two fiscal years ending July 31, 1911. This county's share for the two years is fixed at $6,300, distributed as fol lows: For the approaches to the new bridge in section 34, Princeton town ship, $1,000, to be expended under the direction of F. C. Cater, W. H. Ferrell and R. c. Dunn. Appropriation available year ending July 31, 1910. For bridge at Onamia, $500, to be expended under supervision of village council of Onamia. Appropriation available year 1910. For bridge at Milaca, $1,650, to be expended under joint supervision of village council of Milaca and super visors of Milaca township. Appro priation available year 1910. Also an additional appropriation of $850 for same to be available year 1911. For bridge across Rum river in town of Kathio, $1,200. Appropria tion available year 1911. To be expended by county commis sioners wherever they may designate, $1,100. Appropriation available year 1911| For the road across the flats in Baldwin township, Sherburne county, $500, to be expended under direction of Charles Judkins, H. B. Fisk and George H. Townsend. Appropriation avaHable year 1910. This $500, pro perly expended, ought to put that road in excellent shape. Messrs. Davis and White are deserving of the especial thanks of Baldwin people for making such liberal provision for that road. Sherburne county gets $5,400 for the two^oars. Isanti county gets $6,750 for the two years, lo be expended under direction of the county commissioners and Hon. Thomas H. Horton. We can as sure the people of Spencer Brook and Wyanett that a good share of the ap propriation will be devoted to build ing a bridge across the Rum river not far from the site of the old bridge. The state's fiscal year ends on July 31. Thus, when an appropriation is available for year 1910, it means that the money can be drawn any time after August 1, 1909, as soon as the work is completed and that fact is properly certified to the state auditor. Hon. Thomas H. Horton is chair man of the roads and bridges commit tee of the house and he is entitled to the especial thanks of Mille Lacs county people for the fair treatment accorded this county. Messrs. Davis and White also heartily co-operated with Mr. Horton. Mille Lacs has no representative but her interests have been as faithfully guarded as those of any of her sister counties, thanks to the fairness of Messrs. Horton, Davis and White. Air and Mrs. Kins Burrell Golne to Beach. It is with regret that we learn Mr. King Burrell has sold his residence in this village to Mr. Oscar Peterson, preparatory to his removal to Beach, N. D., where he has purchased a hotel. Mr. Burrell has been a resi dent of Mille Lacs county since 1892 he made Milaca his home until 1898, when he was elected county treasurer and removed to Princeton, where he has since resided. Mr. and Mrs. Burrell intend leaving for their new location some time next week, and they will be accompanied by the best wishes of their Princeton friends. To the people of Beach we would say: You will find Mr. Burrell to be a first class business man whose word is his bond he is absolutely square in all his dealings and Mrs. Burrell is as good a woman as he is a man. were recitations and readings by Lorna Marshall, Emma B. Rosin, Forrest McVicar, Mary Shockley, Oscar Wikeen, Gertrude A. Lamb, Mae H. Leach, W. Daile Francis and Effie Chute, a selection by the male quartet and a vocal solo by Daryl Jones. Miss Grace M. Keysor exe cuted a piano solo in an admirable manner and Miss Williams received much applause in her scene from Romeo and Juliet. Mrs. Clair Caley gave a vocal solo in her usual inimitable style and re sponded to an encore. The people of Princeton appreciate entertainments of this nature. This is as it should be, for home talent de serves liberal patronage. SWEDISH-ENGLISH CONCERT. Enphonlan Society of St. Paul Will be Assisted by Local Talent. A concert will be given by the Eu phonian society of St. Paul under the auspices of the Swedish Lutheran church in the M. E. church, Princeton, on April 18, at 3 o'clock in the after noon. Singing in both the Swedish and English languages. It is to be hoped there will be a large attendance. An admission fee of 25 cents for adults, and 15 cents for children will be charged. Program. PART I. Scripture Heading. as torA Lundquist Piano Solo.... "Lohengrin'- Richard Wagnern Esther Johnson. nle Lyo Risen nn ^V*} Fi i S0n ChoirSoloists, Ruth Lundquist and L. Anderson. Solo "i Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" Clara Johnson Son Tri SonJr -"Lead Kindly Light" Buck AndersonIBros. Quartet.Mine Wil Lift Up Eyes" kmma, Clara and Agnes Johnson. Due!"iK^ V^ "The Minstrel Boy'' Albert Johnson and David R. Anderson. Son .-"Still. Still With Thee' Mixed Quartet. Song, David's 8th Psalm... "Herre var Herre*' Soloist, Agnes Johnson. INTERMISSION. PART II. Piano Solo Adin a ,_*- 4.1David i Eighth Grade Entertainment. Few entertainments in Princeton have proven more enjoyable than that given in the assembly ball of the high school building on Friday evening for the purpose of raising money where with to pay off the indebtedness on the piano. A goodly number was present and the receipts were about $28. The chorus for the entertainment, consist ing of some forty voices, was trained by Mrs. Clair Caley. "Mrs. Caley can scarcely be excelled as an instructor in this line. Every number on the program was well rendered, from the introductory hymn by the choir to the concluding song- by the same organization. There Lundquist Song. David's 186th Psalm ."Nar Herrens Zion's Pangar" Choirboloist, Ruth Lundquist. Solo, David's Wth Psalm. Mm Sjal Langtar" David R. Anderson. Sons "The Shadows of the Evening Hours-' Mixed Quartet. Sol Ruth Lundquist Song.. "Sofirs" Anderson Bros. Quintet. Trio... "My Soul Doth Long for Thee" Agne1s anid Clara Johnson and Anderson. Power of Jesus Name' Ha I tn boloists. Ruth Lundquist Clara Johnson. Eval and David R. Anderson. Easter Services at Coneregational Church. There will be special Easter music at both services in the Congregational church next Sunday under the direc tion of Mrs. H. C. Cooney. The morning order of service will be as follows: Organ Prelude Handel Largo Mrs Ben3 Soule Doxology. Invocation and Lord's Praver Vocal Solo "The Shepherd King .Verne Miss Margaret Eyer Congregational Hymn. Responsive Reading and Gloria Scripture Lesson. Anthem -'Alleluia* Christ is Risen Dennee The Beatitudes Pastoral Prayer. Anthem .'A Song of Life Case Announcements Offertory Trombone Solo .Selected AlDert Moe. Congregational Hymn Easter Sermon. Congregational Hymn Benediction Postlud Selected Mrs. Benj. Soule. There will also be special music rendered at the evening service by the choir and Miss Lola Scheen. The evening sermon will be entitled, "Did Jesus Really Live?" Easter services at M. E. Church. Following is the program of exer cises at the Methodist church for Easter Sunday, April 1. The pro gram was arranged by Mrs. C. A. Caley. PROGRAM Prelude Largo Handel Aimee Woodcock. Easter Hymn, 156 Apostles Creed, Prayer. Anthem. "The Lord of Life is Risen" .Ashford Scripture Psalm. Gloiia Patria. Selection Ladies'Quartet Miss Lundquist, Alta Reichard, Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. Caley. Second Scripture Lesson. Offertory ^Violin Cavatine-Schmidt. Herbert Anderson, Miss Grace Kysor. Hymn, 176. Anthem "Now Is Christ Risen"... .Wilson Solo "Resurrection" Shelly Mrs. C. A. Caley. Sermon Rev. J. W. Heard Aimee Woodcock, Grace Kysor. Mrs. "Swing, Accompanists.-' SopranosRuth Lundquist, Effie Reichard, Alta Reichard, Edith Ben zanson, Mrs. Newkirk, Mrs. Ander son, Bertha Woodcock. AlfcosAbbie Switzer, Mrs. Briggs, Ester Koenis, Beatrice Williams, Lucia Marks, Estella Prescott, Grace Dickinson. BassesMr. Ewing, Adnah Orton, Mr. Radeke, Mr. Reichard. Tenors-Arthur Rods,- Mr. Davis, Claude- Briggs, Henry Avery. p^pe^^n^T- MINNESOTA^ il. A. 1 .io-r COWED REPUBLICANS Frank Day and His Aides Round Them Up Like a Flock of Badly Frightened Sheep. Boss O'Connor Pretends to Favor Plan of City Government That Would Dethrone Him. Special St. Paul Correspondence. St. Paul, April 7.Signed, sealed and delivered might be said of the re publican house of representatives, Tuesday, which, with an asininity almost incomprehensible sent to the senate, with only eleven members dis senting, an act embodying Gov. John son's plan for a commission for the alleged investigation of ideas and schemes looking to the preparation of an employers' liability bill for presen tation to the legislature two years hence. And then as a finishing touch, the members with the same sheep like simplicity, added a campaign expense fund of 85,000 for Frank Day and bis aides with no questions asked. It was the most pitiful spectacle of republi can capitulation in years. Nolan, Stuart. Wells and a half dozen other house leaders thundered and argued, but to no avail. Like sheep they crowded the runway and the finish found 94 members willing victims of democratic sagacity and generalship. While Nero fiddled this gallant 94 burned the ship. The bill passed Tuesday is what is known as the Campbell act for the creation of a commission to investi gate the question of employers' lia bility and workingmen's compensa tion, and under its terms Gov. John son is empowered to name three men whose time will be given over during the next two years to a thorough in vestigation of the subject. With a full knowledge that the whole thing was simply a deal between the demo cratic administration and certain Twin City capitalists for the forestalling of any action by the present legislature, the house leaders determined upon the immediate passage of such an act without waiting for the next legisla ture to busy itself. What happened to it is almost needless to state here. With paid lobbyists dogging their every footstep and even extending their operations to the floor of the house, the democratic minority acting as a unit in every move, labor leaders at $6 per day voicing their dissatis faction, and the Kitchen Cabinet threatening annihilation when the next campaign rolled around, the end was inevitable. When, the finish came no less than 75 members had enrolled their names in opposition. Anticipat ing defeat here amendments were pro posed placing the naming of a com mission to investigate the liability question in the hands of the governor, the state auditor and secretary of state. Defeated by a small majority, Attorney General Simpson was pro posed in place of State Auditor Iver son, but it also failed and the leaders, disgusted with the whole thing, jump ed into the breach and shouting "Let 'er go" joined with the minority in fairly forcing down the throats of the now hapless members the original bill for a commission to be appointed by the governor. "Cut the halyards" was the order and the rigging came down on the run. Then followed the scuttling of the ship as 94 answered the roll call, each a living worker in the cementing of the democratic ma chine on the body politic. W. A. Noian and Elmer Kling were alone in protesting against the surrender and, while they failed to head off the stam pede, yet eleven members answered their plea and refused to go over to the enemy. Could the republican house majority have had a peep into the room given over to the daily assembling of the Kitchen Cabinet following the passage of Gov. Johnson's pet bill a half hour after the capitulation of the republi can majority, perhaps the result would have been different. Flushed with victory the members of the cabinet fairly danced in their glee, and with the democratic executive a proud member of the group, each told of his part in the fight. "Great," was the governor's remark following each re cital. But the big laugh was when one member of the cabinet described the allotment of republican house members and the grievance, as aired by a member of the democratic minor ity, assigned to the left of the legisla tive chamber, when one from the other side of the chamber "butted" in on his territory as he called it. From the talk it developed that the republican majority bad been divided into blocks, of ten and a member of Hijjg SOCi^tV. VOLUME XXXIII. NO. 15 -M &&., i i&d&t US.