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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
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
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
Thrown Out of Court.
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.
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.
Benjamin F. Hatcher vs. Adelaide
Hatcher. E. L. McMillan for plain
tiff. Suit for divorce. No appear
ance on part of defendant. Decree
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
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
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
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
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,
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
insurance.e Brief
buildings wilL probably be put up in
place of those destroyed.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
Scripture Heading. as torA Lundquist
Piano Solo.... "Lohengrin'- Richard Wagnern
Esther Johnson.
nle Lyo
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ChoirSoloists, Ruth Lundquist and
L. Anderson.
Solo "i Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"
Clara Johnson
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.
Piano Solo Adin a
,_*- 4.1David
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
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
Power of Jesus Name'
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
Organ Prelude Handel Largo
Mrs Ben3 Soule
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
Offertory Trombone Solo .Selected
AlDert Moe.
Congregational Hymn
Easter Sermon.
Congregational Hymn
Benediction Postlud
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.
Prelude Largo Handel
Aimee Woodcock.
Easter Hymn, 156
Apostles Creed,
Prayer. Anthem. "The Lord of Life is Risen" .Ashford
Psalm. Gloiia Patria.
Selection Ladies'Quartet
Miss Lundquist, Alta Reichard, Mrs.
Briggs, Mrs. Caley.
Second Scripture Lesson.
Offertory ^Violin
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
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
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
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