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St. Cloud Journal-Press Cleverly Dis-
sects Qov. Eberhart's Recent
Pretentious Speech.
That the Governor Was Talking for
Effect Is Clearly Demonstrated
by His Suggestions.
Gov. Eberhart promulgates a few
propositions on state government.
They are reasonably good, but are
not new, and some of them are rather
Take the proposition of the state
conserving its water power, for
instance. Unless the water powers
happened to be on sections 16 or 36,
or on some of its swamp land selec
tions, the state never had any water
powers, and if possible would have
even less now. The state could of
course acquire water powers the same
as any other corporation, but it has
nothing to conserve.
And it is a pretty big question
whether the state wants to go into the
business of acquiring and developing
water powers and selling the product.
To do this on a state wide scale would
require many millions of dollarsand
then when Gov. Eberhart talks about
furnishing this power to the farmers,
he is talking rank foolishness. In
coming years there may be some way
of bottling the power from our rivers
and sending it out to the farmer
along with his mail, but that is a
problem for the future. When the
question is seriously considered it re
quires no diagram to show that the
governor has not thought out the
matter, but it sounded good and he
let it go at that. The national
government has some water powers to
conserve, and it is a good business
proposition to hold them until they
can be used. If the state has any
water powers it would also be good
judgment to keep them. If the power
of the Minnesota river was developed
it would be used in the cities and vil
lages, which would tend to further
concentrate the population, and rob
the farms of their boys and girls.
And yet one of Gov. Eberhart's
recipes for the future prosperity of the
country is to keep the country popu
lation from flooding the cities.
He gives as a reason why the people
are leaving the farms is because farm
work "has become a drudgery."
Has become" means that farm work
did not use to be a drudgery.'' This
will make the farmer smile, when he
remembers the pioneer days, and con
trasts it with present conditions, when
about 80 per cent of the work is done
by machineryand when one man can
cultivate several times as many acres
as he could forty years ago, and with
less labor.
Conditions on the farm are growing
better year by year. The creamery
has eliminated a large part of the
"drudgery" that formerly burdened
the housewife. The gang plow, the
manure spreader, the mowing
machine, hay rake, the self binder, the
potato digger and the corn shredder
have revolutionized the farm work,
and the telephone and the rural free
delivery have brought the farm in
closer contact with the world, and
made life more pleasant. The farmer
will soon be riding in his automobile,
and then will come the era of good
roads. The boys and girls are going
to the cities, not because of the in
creasing farm "drudgery," but be
cause they think they can do better
for themselves. The few can, but the
many cannot Our agricultural
schools are helping in the right direc
tion, and if the governor really wants
to assist he should advocate the
establishment of county training
schools to prepare teachers for the
country districts and to teach the
practical things that the farmer boys
and girls should know.
We are not sure that the abolish
ment of the oil inspector would be a
good thing. The fees now go to the
state, and the fee is so small that if it
were taken off there would be no re
duction in price to the consumer.
What tax is gathered in comes from
the oil companies and the dealers
and the inspection may be some pro
tection against cheap and dangerous
oil. If it is notthen the governor,
as the chief executive officer of the
state, should see that it is effective.
St. Cloud Journal-Press.
Tough on Sherburne Gounty
A few years since Sherburne county
was put to an expense of several
thousand dollars in convicting and
hanging a box-car murderer. Now the
tax-payers of that county will have
another big bill for court expenses in
trying the brutal human beasts who
outraged the St. Cloud domestic,
Lizzie Schwinteck. Garlock, one of
.Z.jh.j^ U,fe
the trio who maltreated the poor girl,
was convicted last week and sentenced
to 20 years' imprisonment in the Still
water penitentiary .Ternberg, who
pleaded guilty to a minor offense and
was sentenced to the St. Cloud re
formatory last summer, pleaded guilty
on Monday to the crime of rape, and
was sentenced to serve 15 years at
Stillwater. Sullivan is still at large.
The scene of the crime was in that
part of the city of St. Cloud located
in Sherbui-ne county, and it is too
bad that Sherburne county should be
called upon to stand all the expense
of capturing and trying the scoun
drels. It would be no more than fair
for the state to reimburse Sherburne
county. That can be done by act of
the legislature.
Practical Politics.
A political office in a small town in
Iowa was vacant. The office paid $250
a year, and there was keen competi
tion for it. The democratic candi
date, Ezekiel Hicks, was a shrewd old
fellow, and a neat campaign fund was
turned over to him. To the astonish
ment of all, however, he was defeated.
"I can't account for it," said one of
the democratic leaders gloomily.
With that money we should have
won. How did you lay it out, Eze-
"Well," said Ezekiel slowly, pulling
his whiskers, "yersee, that office only
pays $250 a year salary, an' I didn't
see no sense in pay in' $900 out to get
the office, so I just bought me a little
truck farm instead.Lippincott's.
Miller Unsuccessful.
Young Miller of Minneapolis, the
champion welterweight wrestler of the
world, engaged in a wrestle at armory
hall on Friday with Ben Hass, in
which the former was to throw the
latter twice in an hour. Harry Pratt
refereed the contest. Miller proved
himself a whirlwind, but only suc
ceeded in getting Hass down once in
the stipulated time. This fall was ac
complished in 39*4 minutes. There is
every indication that Hass will ere
long become a wrestler of the first
E. J. Martineau of St. Paul accom
panied Young Miller to Princeton.
Mr. Martineau is one of Miller's
Nautical School of ookery.
The shhip's cook ordinarily works
up from the bottom, but in England
they have a nautical school for cooks.
The lessons include the preparation
of a full course dinner every day
made entirely of the foods that can be
carried economically on shipboard.
The school has been in existence for
one year, and 221 men and boys have
become "sea cooks." In serving a
sea cooked dinner the table should
have at least one bottle of golden
grain belt beer to each guest. This is
the best part of the dinner as you will
readily know when you try it. Order
of your nearest dealer or be supplied
by Sjoblom Bros., Princeton.
The Cherry Mine Disaster
Twenty men have so far been res
cued from the Cherry mine and 101
dead bodies brought to the surface,
while the number unaccounted for is
189. That scores of men are still alive
in the lower level of the mine is the
opinion of rescuers, but fire has again
broken out. which caused heavy cave
ins, and this will greatly impede the
work of the brave men who are labor
ing night and day to reach the un
fortunates entombed. The gallery is
so blocked with debris that many
days will be required to clear it, and
it is feared that before this can be
effected the imprisoned miners may
die of starvation.
Delicacies for Thanksgiving.
At the California Fruit store you
may obtain the following delicacies
for Thanksgiving:
Green VegetablesMilwaukee and
California celery, lettuce, parsley,
radishes, onions.
Fancy FruitsSweet Valencia
oranges, California navel oranges,
Jonathan apples, Roman Beauty
apples, Alexandra apples, grape fruit,
Delaware grapes, Cornichon grapes,
Tokay grapes
d**M&&BSadM jffl$S8iJi$fik
California Fruic Store.
Alovlnc Picture Show.
A moving picture show will be given
at Brands' opera house on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday evenings at
8 o'clock and on Saturday afternoons
at 4 o'clock. The afternoon exhibi
tions will make it possible for the
farmers, their wives and children to
attend. 48-tfc
Marriage Licenses
November 18Gust Anderson and
Bernita Uglem.
November 19Chas. Alickson and
Annie Johnson.
November 22Gust V. Bradeen and
Esther S. Olson, Max P. Mierke and
Isabella Larson.
Hamlin Hunt, a Renowned Organist,
Electrifies Audience at the
Congregational Church.
ilrs. Alberta Fisher Ruettell, Noted
Soprano Soloist, Sings Num-
ber of Fine Selections.
The organ recital at the Congrega
tional church on Tuesday evening was
a veritable treat for people who love
classical musicit was the first organ
recital that the people of Princeton
have had an opportunity of attending
in their home town and the audience
which greeted Hamlin Hunt and Mrs.
Alberta Fisher Ruettell was a large
and appreciative one.
Mr. Hunt proved to be all that was
claimed for hima virtuoso in his
profession. He played the many diffi
cult pieces on the program with mar
velous skill both as to execution and
Mrs. Alberta Fisher Ruettell, so
prano soloist, who is known to many
Princeton people, was at her very best
upon this occasion. She possesses a
delightfully sweet voice of wide com
pass and is one of the most accom
plished soloists in the state. Seven
regular numbers were sung by Mrs.
Ruettell and she repsonded to a num
ber of encores. Many of the ladies
who attended the recital tell us that
they would not have tired had it con
tinued until daylight, and expressed
the hope that they would at some fu
ture time again have the pleasure of
listening to Mr. Hunt and Mrs. Ruet
tell in the Congregational church.
The organ, which arrived here on
Tuesday morning, is a perfect instru
ment in every respect and well adapted
to the size of the church in which it
has been placed. It is an Aeolian,
two manuel, pedal bass pipe instru
ment, melodious to a high degree and
prettily embellished.
Temperance Addresses
Interesting, indeed, were the tem
perance addresses delivered on Sun
day by those well-known speakers,
Rev. E. C. Clemans, D. D., and W.
I. Norton, of the Anti-Saloon League.
Rev. Clemans spoke in the morning at
the Methodist church and Mr. Norton
at the Congregational. In the after
noon Rev. Clemans delivered an
address at Greenbush and Mr. Norton
at Zimmerman, while both spoke at a
union meeting held at the opera house
in the evening. One of the features
of this meeting was the splendid music
rendered by the choir of the Methodist
At each meeting where these gentle
men spoke there was a good at
tendance and everyone appeared to
appreciate the able discourses. Both
are excellent speakers, well versed in
their subjects, and were people to
follow their teachings the world
would bo a great deal better than it is
School Redort
School report of district 2, Green
bush, for month ending November 12:
Number enrolled, 32 average at
tendance of each scholar, 183^ days.
Those present every day were Harold
and Sydney Lofgren, Harold and
Eunice McVicar, Chris and Herman
Neumann, Mary and Lewis Everett,
Lou and Eva Libby, Nellie and
George Foltz, Ada Gairich, Mildred
Hamilton and Mable Talberg. Those
present 19 days, Lettie and Janette
Foltz, Clinton and Flossie Libby,
Virgil Loucks, Jean McVicar, Myrtle
Talbreg Otto Gairich and Laurel
Beth C. Martin, Teacher.
C. A Dew Resigns
C. A. Dow, superintendent of the
electric light plant, has resigned, his
resignation to take effect on Febru
ary 1, 1910. He has been engaged to
take charge of a private plant at
Crawford, Neb., at an advance in
salary over that which he receives
here. Mr. Dow, during the time he
has been in the employ of the village
Nuts and candies of the best quailty ot Princeton, has proved himself an
~_!_.. a ^j electrician, an industrious
worker and a man who could at all
times be depended upon.
Lapsus Linguae.
At a luncheon in New York, Dr.
Henry A. Morse, the well known
Lutheran delegate from Manchester,
recounted a number of amusing pulpit
experiences, among which was this
I know a young divine," he said,
"who, wishing to impress upon his
congregation the beauty of a child'
upturned face, said: 'Ah, dear
friends, what is more beautiful than
the face of an upturned child?'
For sale a Tubular separator, only
used six months. Apply to E. L.
Everett, Route 1, Princeton. 47-2te
The District Court Proceedings Ended
Yesterday After a Grind of
Eight Days Duration.
Resume of the Cases Disposed of Sub
sequent to the Issue of Last
Number of the Union.
Yesterday morning at 10 o'clock the
district court proceedings drew to a
close after a duration of eight days
with several night sessions, and every
case on the calendar received atten
tion. A synopsis of the cases not
disposed of at the time the Union
was printed last week is
In the suit of Hans Petrin vs.
Foly-Bean Lumber Co., which was
on trial when the last number of the
Union went to press, the jury
brought in a verdict awarding the
plaintiff $300 damages. The action,
which was to recover for overflowage
of lands by dams owned by defendant,
involved the summoning of a large
number of witnesses and occupied
over two days in trial. Stewart &
Brower represented the plaintiff and
Clapp & Macartney the defendant.
Three cases similar to the one
above mentioned, in which Frank
Baker, B. L. Anderson and Martin
Lynch are the respective plaintiffs
and the Foley-Bean Lumber Co. the
defendant, were continued to the next
term of court by consent of the parties
concerned. The same attorneys repre
sented the litigants.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings vs. Kautt &
Goldsmith (two suits). Action to en
force payment of personal property
taxes. J. A. Ross for state, E. L.
McMillan for defendant. Evidence
heard by court and case taken under
Milaca State Bank vs. Chas. Keith,
as receiver of the Eastern Minnoesta
Land company, insolvent, and M. S.
Rutherford. Action to recover on
note. Geo. C. Stiles for plaintiff, E.
L. McMillan for defendants. Jury
waived and case heard by court and
tsk-eii nder advisement.
Chas. Keith, as receiver of Eastern
Minnesota Land company, insolvent,
vs. J. H. McGilvra and Mille Lacs
Land and Loan company. Action
for accounting. E. L. McMillan for
plaintiff, Geo. C. Stiles and M. C.
Brady for defendants. Jury waived
and case tried by court and taken
under advisement.
Henry Uglem vs. Carl Nielson.
Suit to collect commission for sale of
land E. L. McMillan for plaintiff,
C. A. Dickey for defendant. Judg
ment ordered for plaintiff.
J. W. McClure vs. Frank Baker.
Suit to obtain injunction to prevent
defendant from extending a boom.
C. H. MacKenzie for plaintiff,
Stewart & Brower for defendant. Dep
ositions of witnesses taken and case
will be submitted to court on briefs
within thirty days.
Andrew Okon vs. Chas. B. Maben,
W. Fearer, Robert H. King and
Martin Brennan. Action to foreclose
on lien. Wm. H. Lamson for
plaintiff, Francis B. Hart for de
fendants. Evidence partly heard by
court and depositions of other wit
nesses taken. Case to be submitted to
court on briefs.
Gust Roberg vs. August Stromberg
and Rolleff Vaaler. Suit to recover
damages for breach of contract. W.
C. Doane for plaintiff, Rolleff Vaaler
for defendants. Taken under advise
Silas Teskey, an infant, by Mary
Walters, his guardian, vs. C. E.
Erickson. Action to collect on
promissory note. Olin C. Myron and
W. S. Foster for plaintiff, W. C.
Doane for defendant. Judgment in
favor of plaintiff.
In the matter of the application of
the First National Bank of Stillwater
for change of plat and vacation of
alleys in townsite of Onamia. C. H.
MacKenzie for petitioner. Petition
Robert Braton vs. Sarah J.
Braton. Action for divorce. J. A.
Ross for plaintiff, Chas. A. Dickey
for defendant. Decree granted.
Peder Sorenson vs. Joseph
Greineder. Action to recover for
value of logs replevined. Rolleff
Vaaler for defendant. Settled and
Tn the matter of the petition of Ed
ward Peterson for a change of name
to Edward P. Eggen. Rolleff Vaaler
for petitioner. Petition granted.
In the matter of the appeal of
Christina Johnson, deceased, to pro
bate. Chas. A. Dickey for appellant,
E. L. McMillaln for respondent.
Sophia Sampson from probate court
of Mille Lacs county admitting will of patient suffering from contagious dis
ease. Carl F. J. Goebel for plaintiff,
Chas. A. Dickey for defendant. Sub
mitted on stipulation for purpose of
Stipulation for settlement filed.
Upon motion of County Attorney
Ross the case of State of Minnesota
against Fay Cravens for criminal
libel was dismissed
State of Minnesota, in presonal
property tax proceedings, vs. Thos.
L. Armitage J. A. Ross for the state.
Judgment ordered for amount of
taxes, according to corrected record
in county auditor's office.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Chas.
A. Dickey. Action to enforce pay
ment of personal property taxes.
Judgment ordered for amount
The personal property tax proceed
ings in the case of State vs. A. C.
Wilkes and State vs. R. Swedberg
hereunder were disposed of in the same manner
as that above mentioned.
George H. Fischer vs. D. G.
Wilkes. Action for $5,000 damages
for assault committed at Wahkon in
July, 1909. Thos. P. Grace for plain
tiff, C. H. MacKenzie for defendant.
Continued, by consent of parties, to
April term of court.
Fred W. Thomas vs. Thos. L. Armi
tage. Suit to recover for damages
caused by collision of defendant's
automobile with plaintiff's buggy.
Olin C. Myron for plaintiff, Frank
T. White and M. L. Cormany for de
fendant. Tried by jury and plaintiff
awarded $100 damages. An amusing
feature in the trial of this case, and
bne which greatly handicapped At
torney White, who tried it, was the
butting in of "Barrister" Cormany.
The "barrister," in a stentorian
voice, asked the judge whether a man
who drank whiskey was entitled to a
chauffeur's license. The judge re
plied that this particular man was
driving a teamnot an automobile
and he did not know of any law that
would prevent a man from driving
such a vehicle. (Laughter in court.)
It seems that the "learned barrister"
was laboring under the delusion that
he represented the plaintiff instead of
the defendant.
Charles King vs. Charles Gaulier,
Marie Rottier, interventor. Action
on a note given for stump puller.
Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff. Tried
by jury and verdict returned for de
Marie Rottier vs. F. A. Steeves and
A. H. Steeves. Action for recovery
of value of goods garnisheed. Chas.
A. Dickey for defendant. Tried by
jury and verdict awarding plaintiff
$224.64 returned.
Fred Baker et al vs. Foley-Bean
Lumber Co., John McClure et al.
Action to restrain defendants from
maintaining dams across Rum river.
Stewart & Brower for plaintiff, Clapp
& Macartney for defendants. Con
tinued by consent of parties.
Nora Nichols vs. Wm. J. Nichols.
Suit for divorce. Chas. A. Dickey
for plaintiff, G. G. Goodwin for de
fendant. Continued for reason that
plaintiff is suffering from diphtheria.
William Scheller vs. Peder Pederson
et al. Appeal from justice court. E.
L. McMillan for defendants. Dis
State of Minnesota against Thos. F.
Norton. Criminal libel. J. A. Ross
for state, Stewart & Brower for de
fendant. Files not returned from
supreme court. Case wilJ be tried at
next term.
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Mrs.
George Locke. Action to enforce pay
ment of taxes. J. A. Ross for the
state. Judgment ordered entered for
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. L. J.
Chadbourne. J. A. Ross for state,
Chas. Keith for the defendant. Order
of court filed to enter judgment for
State of Minnesota, in personal
property tax proceedings, vs. Eastern
Minnesota Land company. J. A. Ross
for the state, E. L. McMillan for de
fendant. Evidence submitted and case
taken under advisement.
S. W. Raudenbush & Co. vs. Chas.
A. Dickey. Action to settle dispute
as to payment of indebtedness. F.
S. Stewart for plaintiff, E. L. McMil
lan for defendant. Plaintiff failed to
appear and case was dismissed.
Alice Locke vs. E. Schuver. Action
in replevin and for damages for de
tention of property. Cbas. A. Dickey
for palintiff, W. C. Doane for defend
ant. Plaintiff awarded $50 damages.
Village of Milaca vs. A. C. Wilkes.
Action to reform a deed. Olin C.
Myron for plaintiff, C. F. J. Goebel
for defendant. Case tried and evi
dence will be submitted on briefs.
Sterling H. Olson vs. Town of Mil
aca. Action to recover for amount
of physician's services for attending
Passes Away After an Illness of Brief
Duration at Her Home in the
Village of Princeton.
Remains Taken to St. Paul for Inter-
ment and Funeral Will Be
Held In That City Today.
Mrs. Karl F. Hoppe died at her
home in north Princeton on Satur
day, November 20, aged 68 years. She
had been sick but nine days and the
cause of death was lung fever.
The remains were taken to St.
Paul on Tuesday, where they will be
buried today. Rev. Kunz will conduct
the ceremonies. Three sons and a
daughter, viz., Chas. F., Emil G.,
Frank H. and Mrs. Louise Hansen,
all of St. Paul, accompanied the re
mains, they having come up from the
capital city for that purpose. The
husband of Mrs. Hoppe also went to
St. Paul to attend the funeral and
will hereafter live there with one of
his children.
Mrs. Hoppe was born in Germany
on November 4, 1841, asd, with her
husband, came to America on July
26, 1874, locating in Wisconsin. She
was married in 1864. On November
15, 1879, the family moved to Blue
Earth county, Minn., and remained
there until seven years ago, when they
came to Princeton. Mrs. Hoppe is
survied by a husband, four sons and
five daughters. All of the children
reside in St. Paul.
establishing a precedent to determine
liability of towns in cases of con
tagious disease.
H. Oby vs. Val Herman. Action to
recover for sale of logs. C. H. Mac
Kenzie for plaintiff. Judgment or
dered for plaintiff in sum of $87.
The petit jurors were discharged on
Tuesday afternoon.
Ed. Moore and William Roach of
Onamia were in attendance at court
during the week.
So heavy was the calendar at this
term that Judge McClenahan found it
necessary to hold night sessionsr^**
Fay Cravens, editor of the Milaca
Times, was in court as a witness in
the Locke-Shuver case on Tuesday.
The grand jury was discharged at
noon on Thursday, November 18,
having been in session two and a
half days. No indictments were re
It was the heaviest calendar in
years and had it not been for holding
night sessions and the dispatch with
which Judge McClenahan conducted
business the term would have lasted
several days longer.
The official court stenographer, Mr.
Geo. W. Moody, understands his bus
iness thoroughly and is an accommo
dating gentleman. This is his first
visit to Princeton and he is in love
with our town.
The grand jury carefully and con
scientiously considered all matters
brought before them and then refused
to return any indictments. It was a
good grand jury, composed mainly of
substantial farmers, and they per
formed their duty well and faithfully.
If pressure of business again neces
sitates the drafting of an outside
judge at some future term of court in
this county the tax-payers will enter
no objection if Judge McClenahan is
chosen. By expediting business at
the term just closed he saved the tax
payers several hundred dollars.
While one of the jurors in the
Rottier vs. Steeves case may have
been indiscreet we do not for a
moment believe he was guilty of any
misconduct, and we do know that
there were men on that jury that no
living man jeould unduly influence
men who would render a verdict ac
cording to the law and evidence as
they understood it without fear or
favor. It is too bad that because one
juror may have been guilty of an un
intentional indiscretion and a lawyer
over-zealous in behalf of his client
the entire jury should be subjected to
severe censure. The writer has known
several of the jurors who tried the
case for more than thirty years and
has never known one of them to be
guilty of a dishonorable act.
E. Grant Badly Braised
On Monday Mr. and Mrs. E. Grant
came to town from Sandy lake with
a load of wood. When near the Mc
Cracken place Mr. Grant fell from the
wagon and before the horses could
be stopped two wheels passed over his
body, bruising his chest and legs.
Fortunately no bones were fractured.
While the injured man is suffering
considerable pain, he says he can
stand it all right and expects to be as
wall as ever in a^few days.
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