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Regular Term of District Court Con- vened on rionday With Judge Taylor on the Bench. Grand Jury Concluded Its Delibera- tions Yesterday at Noon But Found No Indictments. COURT OFFICERS Tudge Myron D. Taylor Clerk Rotot King Sheriff Harry Shockley County Attorney Joseph A Boss Stenographer Philip Woodward Court Deputies John McCool Thos Kaliher and Robert Clark GRAND JURORS Isaiah Mudgett George Gerth William Hartman S Wiprud A E Grow Peter Jensen Ole Folwick Peter Franklin Carl Ekman Olof Pierson John Schehn August Lind strom Jacob Larson Foss Wm DeHart Andrew Mattson William Erickson August Anderson Grant Weatherly Peter Sehlm Nils Berg George Orton William Anderson James Edmonds Clarence Sanf ord S Orton N Nelson August Gebert Henry Schmidt E Chapman Fred Wesloh John Edm Ben Van Eoekel Victor Hoffman John Jackson Nelson John E Bleed John Overby Loui^ Larson Oscar Mattson Axel A Anderson Peter Frykman Ed Bauer A E Wiseman O Oliver Joe Kniffln Emil Stromwall Princeton Princeton Greenbush Greenbush Greenbush Bogus Brook Bogus Brook ...Borgholm Borgholm Borgholm Hayland Milo ...MUaca ...Milaca Milaca Milaca Milaca Page Page East Side Isle Harbor Onamia Kathio PETIT JURORS Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Greenbush Bogus Brook Bogus Brook Borgholm Borgholm Milo Milo Milaca. ..Milaca Milaca Page East fcide South Harbor Onamia Kathio Foreston Foreston The April term of the district court convened on Monday immediately after the arrival of Judge Myron D. Taylor and his stenographer on the evening train. Court was formally opened by Sheriff Shockley and Judge Taylor -called the calendar, after which a re cess was taken until 7:30 o'clock. Upon the reconvening of court at that hour a number of motions were heard and during the evening several cases were disposed of. On Tuesday morning the grand jury was impaneled and instructed by the judge in the duties required of them. Nils Berg of Isle was selected as foreman of the grand jury. Following is a list of the cases dis posed of* Gust Roberg vs August Stromberg and Rolleff Vaaler. Suit to recover damages for breach of contract. W. C. Doane for plaintiff. Roleff Vaaler for defendant. Stricken from calen dar. The North Star Shoe Co., a cor poration, vs. Ole H. Uglem, Bernhart Uglem and Olander Uglem, co partners as Uglem & Co. Action to collect on balance of account due. Crooker, Pattin and Storer for plaintiff. E. L. McMillan for de fendant. Stricken from calendar. Cornelius D. McCarthy vs. Great Northern Railway Co. Action for damages caused by fire in 1894. M. Li. Cormany for plaintiff, W. R. Begg for defendant. On motion of de fendant's attorney case was dismissed upon the grounds of laches. Esther Kimball vs. Chas. Searle. Action to recover money advanced. Olin C. Myron for plaintiff, C. F. J. Goebel for defendant. Answer with drawn and case settled. The Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co. vs. A, C. Wilkes and J. E. Wilkes. Action to recover on note. Joseph A. Hosp for plaintiff, W. C. Doane for defendant. Continued by stipulation to next term of court. A. C. Wilkes vs. First National Bank of Milaca, a corporation. Action to recover jail insurance money left with bank in escrow. W. C. Doane and C. F. J. Goebel for plaintiff, Olin C. Myron far defendant. Settled and money paid over. Esther Kimball vs. J. H. Cotton. Action to recover on promissory note. Olin C. Myron for plaintiff, C. H. MacKenzie for defendant. On motion of plaintiff's attorney answer was stricken out and judgment ordered for plaintiff. Carl Borkowske vs. Minnie Bor kowske. Divorce. Change of venue from Carver county. John J. Fahey for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for de fendant. A motion was made by plaintiff's attorney to strike from calendar upon the grounds of no jurisdiction. Motion granted. School District No. 18 of Mille Lacs County vs. J. L. Brady, Mary J. Brady and J. R. Gast, owners. Condemnation proceedings. C. H. MacKenzie for plaintiff, L. E. Stetler for defendant. Upon motion of de fendants' attorney the affidavits of service were set aside on account of being defective. State of Minnesota vs. T. F. Norton. Criminal libel. J. A. Ross for the state, Stewart & Brower for defendant. On motion of the county attorney the case was dismissed. Union National Bank of Columbus, Ohio, a corporation, vs. Samuel Win sor, Chas. L. Campbell et al. Suit to collect on note given for purchase of stallion. Continued from November term of court. Reynolds & Roeser for plaintiff, C. A. Dickey, Geo. C. Stiles and E. L. McMillan for defend ants. Verdict for defendants. Howard C. Park et al. vs. Samuel Winsor et al. This case was tried jointly, with the one preceding and the same verdict was rendered. They had been dragging along in the oourts for several terms and consumed the greater part of Tuesday in hearing. Citizens' Savings Bank of Colum bus, Ohio, a corporation, vs. H. W. Prescott. Action to recover on note. Reynolds & Roeser for plaintiff, Chas. A. Dickey for defendant. Continued for pui pose of negotiating settlement. The three suits brought against the Foley-Bean Lumber Co. by Frank Baker, B. L. Anderson, and Martin Lynch for damages on account of overflow of land were stricken from the calendar by consent of parties. John B. Gilfillan vs. Samuel M. Cook, B. Soule, C. H. Rines et al. Action to determine title to land. Chas. Keith for plaintiff, Harris Richardson and W. H. Williams for defendants. Judgment for plaintiff. Caley Hardware Co. vs. E. W. Brennan. Action to recover on notes. E. McMillan for plaintiff, M. L. Cormany for defendant. Defendant withdrew and judgment was ordered for plaintiff. M. S. Rubherford & Co. vs. Peter Brochman. Action to recover com mission for sale of land. E. L. Mc Millan for plaintiffs, J. A. Ross for defendant. There was no appearance was by defendant and judgment ordered for plaintiffs. Chas. Keith, as receiver of Eastern Minnesota Land Co., solvent, vs. Ailce B. Hyser et Action for partition of land. E. McMillan for plaintiff, Benj. Smith for defendants. Continued stipulation. Fred Berglin vs. Ida Berglin. Divorce. C. H. MacKenzie for plaintiff. Verdict for plaintiff. M. L. Cormany vs. T. L. Armitage. Action to recover balance alleged due on attorney's fees. M. L. Cormany for plaintiff, Geo. H. Tyler for de fendant. Settled and dismissed. W. J. Eynon vs. Adolph Olson. Action for an accounting. C. H. MacKenzie for plaintiff, E. Mc Millan for defendant. Settled by stipulation. Marie Gumphrey vs. Edward J. Gumphrey. Divorce. E. L. McMil lan for plaintiff. Verdict for plaintiff. George H. Fisher vs. D. G. Wilkes. Action to recover damages for assault committed. Thomas P. Grace for plaintiff, C. H. MacKenzie for de fendant. The court ordered a verdict for plaintiff and the jury assessed the damages at $100. James Pierson vs. C. E. Erickson. Action on land contract. Olin C. Myron for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for defendant. The court directed a verdict for plaintiff for $100 and in terest Alice Locke vs. John McClure et al. Action to recover for value of hay. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, C. H. MacKenzie for defendant. Verdict for plaintiff. Alice Locke vs. John McClure. Action to recover for value of hay. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, C. H. MacKenzie for defendant. Continued ovre term. the in- al. L. W. by Court Notes. J. B. Mattock of Wahkon and Peter Frykman of Opstead arrived here on Tuesday to attend court. County Commissioner Erickson and T. W. Allison were in attendance at court from Milaca this week. Philip M. Woodward, the court stenographer, always receives a hearty welcome in Princeton. He is one of the best of fellows, always imbued with geniality. Clerk of Court Robert H. King is somewhat handicapped by being un able to get around with his usual agility by reason of his having to re- L. PETERSON WEDS Harried at Home of His Parents to Miss Mary Foote by Rev. Qoodeil of the M. E. Church. After Short Bridal Tour Mr. and rtrs. Peterson Will Take Up Their Residence in Montana. B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1910. VOLUME XXXIV. NO. 15 Lester Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peterson, was married on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock to Miss Mary Foote, daughter of Mrs. A. A. Foote. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. I. N. Goodell of the Prince ton Methodist church in the presence of the immediate relatives of the con tracting parties. The bride, who was married in her traveling dress, was attended by her sister, Mrs. J. E. Chapman, and the groomsman was Clifford Cousins. Roses and carnations were carried by the bride and bridesmaid. A wedding breakfast was served after the cere mony and Mr. and Mrs. Peterson were presented with many pretty tokens of esteem. The happy young couple were taken to Elk River by Frank Goulding in his automobile and from there took a train for the twin cities. They expect to return to Princeton within a week or ten days and from here will pro ceed to Culbertson, Montana, where they will make their home. Christian Endeaver Play. "The Village Postoffice" was pre sented last evening by the Christian Endeavor society of the Congrega tional church at Brands' opera house and received a fairly good patronage. There were numerous characters in the cast and hence space will not per mit an individual write up, but it may be truthfully said that the boys and girls handled their respective parts in a creditable manner, and the men and women who participated proved to be very good actors. There were many humorous situations in the play and. all in all, it was an attractive enter tainment. County Optionlsts to Confer at Cambridge. There will be a conference of the friends of county option at Cambridge on Saturday. April 23, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. All friends of county option are invited and urged to be present. Rev. E. C. Clemans, superintendent of the Duluth district, will address the conference. sort to the use of crutches, but he is making good just the same. Bob can be depended upon to perform his duties promptly and well. Prof. G. B. Frankforter, dean of the school of chemistry of the state university, was an expert witness be fore the grand jury in the Rodeck poisoning case on Tuesday. The following persons appeared in court and were granted citizenship papers: John Erick Fredin, Borg hom: Andrew Peterson, Andrew Engebretson, David Franz Oscar Sundeen, Milaca Simon Knutson, Greenbush. Robert J. Coleman of St. Paul, special examiner of the bureau of naturalization, department of com merce and labor, was at the court house yesterday and inspected the alien registration books in Mr. King's office. He remarked that nowhere in the northwest had be found books so neatly kept. Among the attorneys present at court from outside towns were: C. H. MacKenzie, Onamia W. C. Doane, O. C. Myron, C. F. J. Goebel, Rolleff Vaaler, W. S. Foster, Milaca John J. Fahey, Norwood L. E. Stetler, Minneapolis W. R. Begg, St. Paul Geo. C. Stiles, Geo. W. Stewart, Geo. Reynolds, St. Cloud G. G. Goodwin, Cambridge. Among those attending court from the lake country are the following: D. G. Wilkes, Adolph Olson, South Harbor John Carlson, Mrs. Carlson, Miss Fay Davis, Effie and Willie Carlson, J. Dahlberg, Wra. Rodeck, Lily and Johnnie Rodeck, Otto Haggberg, O. J. Bergman, Isle: Aug. Eichmiller, Hans Petrin, Frank Baker, B. L. Anderson, W. J. Eynon, Mrs. Locke, Onamia Chas. Johnson, Hayland. The grand jury concluded its work at noon yesterday and was discharged. It found no indictments. In its report on the case of Lilly Rodeck, who was held under bonds for an alleged attempt to poison Effie Carlson at Isle, the jury said that, while it could not find sufficient proofs to indict, it found that an assault had been com mitted upon the Carlson girl, and that there was reason to believe Lilly Rodeck made it. The court dis charged Lilly Rodeck from custody. NEW COUNCIL MEETS A. B. Whitcomb is Elected Village riarshal and Dennis Kalher Will Be the Assessor. E. L. ilcMillan Appointed Village At- torneyRecorder's Salary In- creased $ i oo Per Year. The first meeting of the newly elected village council was held at the hall on Tuesday evening with all members in attendance, viz., W. H. Ferrell, president A. N. Lenertz, recorder A. C. Smith, Elmer E. Whitney, and Ernest Moeger, council men. Mr. Moeger is the new member, he having succeeded R. E. Jones. The others were re-elected. A synopsis of the business transacted follows: A. B. Whitcomb, formerly a member of the Minneapolis police force, was elected marshal for tthe ensuing year. There were six appli cants for the position, viz., A. B. Whitcomb, Thomas Post, Albert King, JoS. Leathers, Geo. Malkson and L. Stumm. Mr. Whitcomb received 4 votes and Albert King 1. The salary of the marshal is $50 per month. Thomas Post was retained as village teamster at a salary of $55 per month There were two applicants for village assessor to succeed Geo. Newton, resigned. They were Dennis Kaliher and Thos. F. Scheen. Kaliher received 3 votes and Scheen 2, hence the first named was elected. By a unanimous vote the Princeton Union was awarded the village printing and publishing for the en suing year. The amount of the saloon license for the village was fixed at $800the same as last year. Three hundred and fifty dollars a year was the amount decided upon for the recorder's salaryan increase of $100 over last year. E. L. McMillan was appointed village attorney at a salary of $100 per annum. Sjoblom Bros, and Fred Holm were granted a renewal of their liquor licenses. TlvQ council Adjourned to Saturday evening) April 9. Mrs Hastings Dead. Mrs. Betsy S. Hastings, an old lady who for many years had lived with Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McVicar and family, died on Tuesday, April 5, from senile debility, aged 91 years, 8 months. Funeral services were held yester day afternoon at the McVicar resi dence, Rev. Fisher of the Congrega tional church conducting the obse quies. Mrs. Cooney, Mrs. Taylor and Grover Umbehocker rendered vocal selections at the services. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Knoll cemetery. Mrs. Hastings, whose maiden name was Barto, was born at Hinesburg, Vermont, on December 3, 1C18 In 1840 she was married to Wm Hastings and moved to Malone, N Her husband died in 1866 and in 1892 she came west and had since lived with the McVicars. She had one son, George, who died in Brainerd several years ago, and she was a cousin of the late Judge Barto of St. Cloud. Mrs. Hastings was a good christian woman, of a particularly kind disposi tion, and was loved by all who knew her. Judge Wilson Dead. Judge Thomas Wilson of St. Paul, a regent of the state university and former chief justice of the state su preme court, died suddenly on Sun day in the bathroom of his apartment at the Aberdeen hotel. Death was due to either heart failure or a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. Both conditions were found in an examination by doctors. He was 83 years of age. The death of Judge Wilson leaves W. P. Murray of St. Paul the only living member of the Minnesota constitutional convention held in 1857. John H. Strong Dead. From the Anoka Herald of the 5th inst. we learn that John H. Strong died in that city on that date. Mr. Strong was a well known resident of Athens, Isanti county, had served on the board of county commissioners of that county, also two terms in the state legislature in the 1872 and 1883 sessions. Poor Roads Cost Farmers Dearly Those farmers who could not dis pose of all their potatoes last fall and winter are now obliged to almost give them awayprices range from 10 to 15 cents per bushel. It is always the safest plan to market potatoes in the fall if a fair price can be obtained. But in many instances it is impossible for farmers to market all their pota- toes in the fall no matter what prices prevail. Late in the fall the roads are generally in an execrable condi tion and at best only small loads can be hauled, and in some localities the condition of the roads absolutely pro hibit the hauling of loads. It is no exaggeration to say that in the matter of marketing potatoes alone poor roads have cost the farmers tributary to Princeton $20,000 since the first of last September. Half ot that amount would have put all of the roads in good condition, or would at least have rendered them passable tu fairly loaded teams, would have enabled the farmer to have hauled at least 20 bushels additional each trip to town 25 trips would mean 500 bushels. On an average potatoes were worth 20 cents per bushel more in the fall than they are now500 bushels at 20 cents per bushel means $100. Poor roads cost the farmers heaps o' money. Teachers Selected. The school board of Independent district No. 1 has re-engaged Super intendent Marshall for another year and the whole of his able assistants. The faculty for the next school year will therefore be as follows: SuperintendentJ. C. Marshall. High SchoolAbbie Switzer, Min neapolis, principal Iris B. Newkirk, Minneapolis Elsie Hull, White Bear Marjorie Smith, Minneapolis. Eighth Grade, AMargaret I. King, Princeton. Eighth Grade, BTennie Cravens, Princeton. Seventh GradeMrs. M. M. Stroeter, Princeton. Sixth Grade, AMiss Margaret Moran, St. Cloud. Sixth Grade, BMiss Anna Benda, Brainerd. Fifth GradeMrs. Ella Stevens, Medford. Fourth GradeJennie Whiting, Spencer Brook. Third GradeMiss Frances Pol lard, Robbinsdale. PrimaryMiss Ethel Russ, Rob binsdale Miss Flossie Davis, Delano Miss Mary Huse, Princeton Miss Lydia Tompkins, Robbinsdale. BricktonMiss Grace Seeley, Wlndom Miss Charlotte Wunderlich, Red Wing. The board raised the salary of Superintendent Marshall from $1,500- to $1,600. When Mr. Marshall came to Princeton three years ago he started at a salary of $1,400, which was less than that paid his predeces sor, but the board, having found that he has given eminent satisfaction that the schools have gradually attained a higher degree of proficiency from year to yearconcluded that he richly merited an increase. Every teacher under his jurisdiction have made good, and the approval of their work was recognized by a slight in crease in their salaries also. The Princeton schools are now in splendid conditionthey are among the best in the country. The Baldwin Flats Road to be Completed Town Supervisor Henry Young of Baldwin interviewed the Sherburne county commissioners Friday last and received assurances that the board would assist the town of Baldwin in completing the rock ballasting of the road across the Baldwin flats. It is to be hoped that the work of permanently improving this piece of road will be completed within the next two months. Every one who travels the road cannot help being favorably impressed with the work that was done last fall. The Local Potato Situation. The bottom has completely dropped out of the potato marketthere is virtually no demand for any variety, although a small quantity of Bur banks are being brought to the ware houses. This morning W. H. Ferrell & Co. quoted Burbanks at 12 cents per bushel. Some of the farmers in this vicinity have large quantities of potatoes on hand and will lose con siderable money on them. There is only one reason set forth for the low prices prevailing and that is over production. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Walter McFarland of Mora was operated on by Dr. Cooney on Satur day for appendicitis. The patient is doing well. Mrs. Olof Anderson is at the hospi tal for medical treatment. She is suffering from peritonitis. J. H. Angstman will be taken to his home within a few days. His condi tion is about the same as reported last week. Elmer Corey of Park Rapids under went an operation for appendicitis on Friday morning. Mr. Corey is making rapid recovery. IS UP TO THE TOWNS County Has No Money in Its Road and Bridge Fund to Meet State Ap- propriation of $3,800. Unless Action is Taken by Town Boards Appropriation Will Be Lost to the County. In the proceedings of the board of county commissioners appears a re quest that the supervisors of the several towns meet with the com missioners at their next meeting, on Wednesday, May 4, to consider road matters. The situation is just this: The state highway commission has apportioned $3,800 to Mille Lacs county for the improvement of state roads within the county. The county board may designate any road or specified portion thereof as a state road, and construct or improve the same in accordance with the regula tions of the highway commission rela tive to state roads. The law requires that the state shall pay not more than one-third the cost of constructing or improving any highway. In order to get the $3,800 from the state the county would be obliged to expend $7,600. This the county cannot do for it has no available funds. In fact the county road and bridge fund is overdrawn to the extent of six or seven thousand dollars. If the appropriation is not to be lost to the county the towns must act. The plan is to have the supervisors of the towns designate roads that they wish to have improved the county com missioners will then adopt a resolu tion designating the same as state highways for every two dollars ex pended on a road so designated the state will expend one dollar. For instance: The town supervisors of Princeton request the commissioners to designate the road from Henry Holthus' residence to the village limits as a state highway the com missioners act upon the request and so designate that piece of road the supervisors then appropriate $1,000 for the improvement of that roadto turnpike and surface it with gravel or crushed rock then $500 of the state appropriation can go to that road. The state highway commission can not deal with the towns direct, but it can indirectly through the county commissioners. Of course, the im provements made must be of a perma nent character and in accordance with the general plans and specifications laid down bv the state highway com mission. If the towns refuse to act the state appropriation will be lost to the county, for, as already stated, the county commisisoners have no means to defray two-thirds of the cost of constructing or improving any road. Under the law the commissioners can levy a tax of only two mills for road and bridge purposes the total valu ation of the county is $2,293,258, and a tax of two mills would produce a revenue of $4,586, provided all the taxes were paid. It will require all the revenue that can be raised this year and next to meet outstanding obligations. We understand the town of Kathio is prepared to take a good share of the state appropriation. Several other lake towns will also make an effort to secure a share of the $3,800. The towns in the southern and central part of the county will be given an opportunity to also share in the state appropriation. But, it must be re membered that for every $100 of state aid the town must expend $200, and the improvements must be of a perma nent character and in accordance with the regulations of the state highway commission. Let the towns interested be repre sented, by their supervisors, at the meeting of the county commissioners "on May 4. The state appropriation must be utilized even if it all goes to one or two towns. Ladies' Aid Society Entertained. Yesterday afternoon the Methodist Ladies' Aid society was entertained, by Mrs. Guy Ewing, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Claire Caley at the home of 'Mrs. Ewing. The house decorations were cut flowers and potted plants. During the af ternoon the ladies were requested to mould animals from gum and Mrs. Frank Peterson carried off the first prize the booby prize was awarded to Mrs. Scalberg. Mrs. Caley sang "Silver Threads Among the Gold" and a lullaby written by herself and dedicated to her daughter, Mary, for an encore. At 5:30 refreshments were served and the guests were presented with carnations. There were between fifty and sixty ladies present.