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WAS JUDGE38 YEARS Francis Marlon Crosby, Nestor of the Minnesota Bench, Dies at His Residence in Hastings. Was a Descendant of Revolutionary War Heroes and a Jurist With a Wide Acquaintance. Judge Francis Marion Crosby, who presided over the first judicial district for 38 years, a record without par allel in the state of Minnesota, died suddenly at his home in Hastings on Tuesday morning at the age of 80 years. While he had been indisposed for several days, his illness was not considered serious and his death came as a shock to the community. In the fall of 1871 Mr. Crosby was elected judge of the first judicial dis trict and entered upon his duties in January, 1872. He was re-elected to the office in 1878, 1884, 1890, 1896, 1902 and 1908. Prior to the beginning of this long term of service he was judge of probate for two years of Dakota county. Francis M. Crosby was born in Wil mington, Vt., Nov. 13, 1830, and was brought up on a farm in that town. He was the son of Eliel Crosby and Thankful Allen, who were of Massa chusetts ancestry. He was educated the public schools of Wilmington and at Mount Caesar seminary at Swansea, N. H. He taught school and represented Wilmington in the Vermont legislature in 1855 and 1856. He studied law in the offices of Oscar Li. Shafter at Wilmington, and Daniel .Roberts at Manchester, Vt., and was admitted to the bar at Bennington, vt., in December, 1855. He then entered into copartnership in the practice of law with Stephen P. Flagg at Wilmington, where he practiced until May, 1858, when he removed to Hastings. He was a lineal descend ant of Stephen Forbes and Ebenezer Allen, Massachusetts revolutionary soldiers, and was a former president of the Minnesota society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was also a member of the Society of Colonial Wars. Judge Crosby's cast of mind and clearness of apprehension were strik ingly displayed in his conduct of cases tried to a jury. His aim in these cases was to dispense with everything that might befog the jurors or distract their attention from the issues which they were called upon to try. In presenting a case to the jury he did it in such clear and simple language that what seemed a difficult task to the juror became one easy within his grasp and comprehension. This was done by reducing all ele ments of the case to one or two simple propositions upon which the rights of the parties depended. These proposi tions were presented to the jury in simple but forcible language. His charge to the jury was generally brief, concise and at the same time ex haustive. A jury in Judge Crosby's court seldom failed to understand the charge and scarcely ever re-entered ihe court room for further instructions. The young practitioner beginning his forensic duties in the court pre sided over by Judge Crosby was peculiarly fortunate. A young attorney practicing in his court re ceived such kind and considerate treatment at the hands of the judge ihat he was encouraged in his efforts to advance his profession. His mis takes were overlooked, and so far as was consistent with right and justice, were corrected or permitted to be. There were many occasions when a young lawyer in the first flush of an -eager enthusiasm was permitted to argue questions and cite authorities on elementary propositions merely be cause the court did- not desire to dash the enthusiasm of the beginner. Judge Crosby was an upright and impartial judge and an eminent and patriotic citizen. His ideals were ever high, his influence with the bar and laity of his district always toward the upright, honest and im partial administration of the law. He was a firm believer in the partici pation of the citizens in the adminis tration of the law, both as a grand and as a petit juryman, and this con viction he fortified by an experience at the bench and bar not equaled in length of time by any judge now living in the state. A splendid physique, the legacy of a vigorous, right-living Vermont ancestry, enabled him to bear lightly his added years, and time as it passed only added to the keenness of his intellect and mellowed the good qualities of his mind and heart. Attorney Chas. Keith of Princeton, who had enjoyed the acquaintance of Judge Crosby for many years, speaks in terms of high praise of the emi nent, kind-hearted jurist. Minnesota 11 istoiteftl Society v^.vv c* ...em. Good. Roads and the Consumer. The true propaganda of good roads must be that bad roads are a charge upon industry and hence upon the consumer. Viewed thus, all objections to taxes for proper improvement of roads disappear. The consumer, whose name is legion in the cities, is thus seen to have the largest] primary interest in good roads. The social factor is almost equally important to the consumer. The one great need of this country is to keep people on the farms, not merely hired men, but families. Now, one of the things that drives people from the farms is the cutting off of social op portunities by bad roads. Heads of families with an ambition to educate their children find bad roads an obstacle. Bad roads prevent the con solidation of schools, the development of education in rural regions and the improvement of teaching. They keep the small rural school, with its amateur teacher and its absurdly in adequate facilities, going. Good roads would make practicable con solidated schools with their larger number of pupils and teachers, their superior apparatus and their more varied curriculum. Bad roads do the opposite, besides making the atten dance of the smaller children even at the rural school irregular and un profitable. People crowded in the cities wonder why other people don't stay on the farms. They do stay on the farms where the conditions of living are favorable. But they tend to escape from those farms where life is lone some. The bad road does more to segregate farmers and their families than any other one thing. If the city man really wants people to stay on the farm and wants farm products produced under cnditions that tend to give him fair prices, then he should show his interest by study ing the road question and preparing himself to vote intelligently upon it, when it is put before him at the ballot box.Minneapolis Journal. Burned to the Ground A fire which completely destroyed the dwelling house occupied by Mrs. Boyn and daughter and owned by Mrs. Boyn's son, Eugene, started on Tues day evening at about 5:30 in the attic of the residence supposedly from a chimney. Being a frame structure it burned rapidly and there was no pos sibility of saving it. The fire depart ment, however, did some excellent work in saving the house occupied by Moses Jesmer, the roof of which took fire from flying embers. The greater part of the furniture in the lower part of the house was saved, but there was some stored upstairs which it was impossible to remove from the building. An insurance was carried on the house in one of the companies represented by Guy Ewing. Marriage Licenses. The following marriage licenses were issued by Clerk of Court King during the past week: November 10J. Chris Jorgenson and Ella B. Hanson. November 12Frank Rehaume and Amanda Fradette. OPINIONS OF EDITORS Also the Colonel's Head. As a result of the campaign in New York Colonel Roosevelt's throat is sore.Bemidji Daily Pioneer. $- A Strike to Tie To. The necktie makers declare that if the manufacturers do not come to terms there will be no Christmas neck wear on the market. On with the strike.Eveleth Star. $ Couldn't Help "Winning Eberhart carried the state by a good pluralty, but how could he lose when he had the same fellows behind him that John A. Johnson had for six years?Bel view Independent. Where They Erred With the knowledge gained by read ing the returns the county option managers will see that they made a great mistake in endorsing Gray. Had they kept clear of this they would have escaped much of the force of this knockout blow.St. Cloud Journal Press. Llnd, the Culprit? One of the results of the recent election will be the elimination of Mr. Lind from the politics of the state. It was he who forced the issue along county option lines and compelled the heading of the democratic ticket by a man who stood for that issue and who led the old party down to defeat. It will be a long time before the democrats can again have the pleasure of dividing the loaves and fishes in the state of Minnesota. Madison Press. WINS ANOTHER GAME Princeton's Football Team Tackles the Cambridge Eleven and Wins Victory Number Five. Next Game Will Be Played Here on Thanksgiving Day Between High School and Alumni. Unlike our one-time friend, James J. Jeffries, the so-called ''hope of the white race," the Princeton football team proved that they could come back and, in a well-played game at Cambridge last Saturday, defeated the high school team of that place and piled up a score of 29 to 0. The game started out in real university style with neither team able to score in the first quarter, although each team made desperate efforts to cross the coveted goal line of the other. At the end of the first quarter, with the score 0 to 0, it looked as if the two teams were about evenly matched, but Princeton was out to win and in the second quarter Caley uncorked some of the up-to-date, guaranteed-to win football that Coach Mallette has been instilling into his proteges dur ing the last week, with the result that Princeton scored two touchdowns, Pohl going over on the first one and Capt. Fisher crossing the Cambridge goal line on a cross buck for the other. Robideau converted one of these touchdowns into a goal, and when the teams left the field at the end of the first half the score stood 11 to 0 in favor of the orange and black. The Cambridge coach must have had a heart to heart talk with his hopefuls during the 10-minute inter mission, for at the beginning of the third quarter they went at the orange and black athletes with a rush and for a few brief minutes succeeded in stopping the Princeton attack and forcing them to punt on the third down. Their burst of speed failed to last very long, however, and Fisher soon plowed through for another touchdown and Robideau kicked goal. In the third quarter after Princeton had worked the ball down to Cam bridge's 5-yard line and had failed to gain on two attempted line bucks, Jack was given the ball for a plunge through the line and, before he could be stopped, had crossed the goal line for Princeton's fourth touchdown. Robideau kicked goal from where Angstman heeled Caley's punfc-out. Score: Princeton 23, Cambridge 0. The last touchdown came unexpected ly, Cambridge had the ball well in the center of the field and attempted a for ward pass, Berg caught the ball in midair and ran through the entire Cambridge team for a touchdown, Robideau kicked goal. Final score: Princeton 29, Cambridge 0. Princeton played good football throughout the game, and no one of the players can be especially men tioned as every man who played did his share toward adding one more victory to the high school football record for 1910. NOTES. Cambridge has a clean, gentlemanly bunch of players, and the game was free from muckerism and rough play ing and did much toward cementing athletic relations between the two high schools into a firmer compact. The crowd was also well behaved, and although they rooted long and loud for their own team they proved to be good losers and were perfectly willing to see the better team win on its merits. Lester Mallette and three Cam bridge gentlemen did the officiating, and everything went off according to Hoyle except the work of the head linesman, a Cambridge citizen and professor. He got a little too ambi tious to encroach upon the jurisdic tion of the other officials, to the detri ment of his own duties. For particu lars on his. misdemeanors we refer you to Frank Goulding, who took particular pains to tell the aforesaid head linesman where he belonged and what his duties were, and Frank is some posted when it comes to the technicalities of this new, denatured and debrutalized football game. Lester Mallette has been doing the bulk of the coaching during the past week as Coach Doane has been too busy in the auditor's office to devote much time to the team. Mallette has succeeded in developing considerable speed in the boys, and their work in the Cambridge game shows that a few finishing touches have been added in a masterly manrer. The Anoka high school team journeyed to Stillwater last Saturday and defeated the team of that place in a bitterly contested gridiron battle, the final score being 3 to 2 in Anoka's PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOYEMBER 17, 1910. favor. This goes to prove that the Anoka team is some kind of a football machine, as Stillwater is a city of 13,000 and has a large bunch of can didates to pick from for its football team. So far Princeton is the only team that has crossed the Anoka goal line for a clean touchdown. Cambridge was supposed to play a return game with Princeton at Prince ton the coming Saturday, but the schedule has become somewhat twisted and they now refuse to play the return game on the grounds that they have a game with another team for that date. An Experience With Polecats L. E. Fox tells a good story on George Rice, Jim Hartman and Mil lard Howard. It appears that the three gentlemen named started out on Sunday morning armed with spears to procure a few fish but had no luck. At the suggestion of Millard Howard they then turned their attention to hunting polecats, the skins of which bring a high price this year. It did not take the dogs long to discover a den and the boys proceeded to jab their spears into the hole. Suddenly about a dozen of the little animals emerged into the open and the atmos phere immediately took on a misty appearanceit seemed as if a heavy dew were fallingand the boys scampered off as fast as possible. It was too late,however, for their raiment had come in contact with the mist and the result was that they were thoroughly effiuviated. They tore up their handkerchiefs, stuffed up their nos^s and made poste haste for Geo. Rice's warehouse, where Mr. Fox saw them telephoning to their homes for clothes. It was then, he says, that they told their story. The dogs are still carrying around some of the aroma despite the fact that they have been disinfected with formaldehyde. A Lover of Nature. He had been on a hunting expedi tion for several days in the back woods, roughing it rather severely, and on taking a seat in a railway carriage returning homeward he looked as begrimed and weather beaten a trapper as ever brought his skins into a settlement. He happened to find a seat next to a young lady evidently belonging to Bostonwho, aftr*-takin stock of him for a few minutes, remarked: "Don't you find an utterly passionful sympathy with nature's most incarnate aspirations among the sky-topping mountains and the dim aisles of the horizon-touching forests, my good man?" "Oh yes," replied the apparent backwoodsman "and I also am frequently drawn into an exaltation of rapt soulfulness and beatific incandescent infinity of ab stract." "Indeed!" said the young lady, much surprised. I had no idea the lower classes felt like that." Buffalo News. Rockefeller's Sense of Humor When he was motoring Mr. Rocke feller was a random story teller and joker. He once told me that if he could not joke ne would have been dead forty years ago. To illustrate his taste in stories and fun, let me recall a few. Here is one Mr. Rocke feller credited to one of his New York lawyers. A farmer was driving a team of horses with a heavy load up a steep hill. Down the hill came a man in a little light buggy and cried out: "If you do not turn out for me I will serve you the same as I did another man I passed back yonder." At this the farmer with the heavy load turned out. When the other man had passed the farmer stopped his horses and called after him: "Hey, what did you do to the fellow back there?" "Oh," was the answer, I turned out for him." This story of a successful bluff seemed to tickle Mr. Rockefeller hugely.American Magazine. Another sticker Candidate. J. C. King was elected county attorney of Kanabec county by the use of stickers by his friends on elec tion day. Mr. King's name did not appear upon the official ballot and he never left his office during the cam paign yet he was elected by a large majority. It was a genuine case of the office seeking the man. Mr. King is a good lawyer and a square man and the voters of Kanabec county made a wise selection in choosing him for their county attorney. Developing a Potato Industry Park Rapids is developing a potato industry which, through the aid of the Northwestern Minnesota Producers' association, is assuming definite and systematic shape. Many carloads of the tubers have already been shipped to the headquarters of the association at Duluth. There is no apparent reason why as good potatoes cannot be grown in the vicinity of Park Rapids as in the country surrounding Princeton. REV. STARK SPEAKS Addresses a Large Audience on the Liquor Question at Union Ser- vices in Opera House. Speaker Treats Various Phases of His Subject in a Comprehensive and Masterful flanner. Union services were held at the opera house on Sunday evening and many people were present to listen to the discourse of Rev. C. W. Stark of the Anti-Saloon league on the temper ance question. The speaker set forth in a lucid manner the evils which re sult from the liquor traffic, and no one could do other than be impressed by his eloquent address. He pointed out the way to remedy the evil and felt pleased that the recent election had the effect of returning so many men of reform tendencies to the state legislature. He believed the people were beginning to see the curse of liquor more and more and he ex pected to see the time when great changes would be brought about by means of a county option law. The choirs of the Methodist and Congregational churches, under the direction of Mrs. Claire Caley and Mrs. H. C. Cooney, respectively, rendered several excellent selections and the solo parts were especially fine. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Mrs. Eva Wiggins of Dayton was operated upon by Dr. Cooney on Tuesday morning for abdominal ail ments and is doing as well as could be expected. Dr. C. S. Neumann and daughter, Gladys, are at the hospital for medical treatment and it is expected that they will soon be able to return to their home. Miss Alberta Dowlin of Champlin, who was brought to the hospital last Thursday from Zimmerman, where she taught school, suffering from an acute attack of appendicitis, died this morning at 5 o'clock. When Dr. Cooney was called the patient had been suffering from the disease three days and he considered the case a hopeless one. The condition of the patient was found to be such that an operation could not be successfully performed. Yesterday Miss Dowlin grew worse and Dr. Cooney made a simple drainage to give her relief, with little hope, however, of saving her life. The fact is that the disease had advanced so far when Dr. Cooney was called that no surgical or medi cal aid could have saved her life. Miss Dowlin was about 30 years of age. Mrs. Hogan Dies at Hospital Mrs. John Hogan of Kerrick died at the Northwestern hospital in this village on Friday, November 11, aged 58 years. The cause of death was pneumonia. Mrs. Hogan had been at the hospital three days. The remains were conveyed to Ker rick, where funeral services were con ducted by Rev. Father Ruger of Hinckley on Monday morning at 10:30 and the interment was in the Catholic cemetery at that place. She is sur vived by her husband and seven chil dren, the latter being Mrs. W. A. Mc Grath, Mrs. A. F. Golden, W. P., E. L. and J. H. Hogan, Kerrick M. T. Hofiran, St. Paul, and Mrs. C. F. Stay, Dubuque, Iowa. Mrs. Hogan had been a resident of Minnesota for 50 years, 30 of which she passed at Sauk Rapids. She was a kind, neighborly woman who com manded the respect of everyone in the community where she lived. Worth Thousands of Dollars Next spring when the frost com mences to go out of the ground the people who are obliged to travel the road across the Baldwin flats will appreciate the value of the coating of crushed rock that has been applied to it. The permanent improvement of that piece of road is worth thousands of dollars to the farmers of Baldwin and Spencer Brook and the business men of Princeton. A Splendid Lot of Horses. I have just received a carload of young mares and work horses, all natives and as sound as a dollar. They are the best horses that have been offered for sale in Princeton for a long time and they are bound to go fast. Call at my barn and examine them. Just the sort of horses you are looking for Aulger Rines. Brine in Your Hides and Furs. I will pay from 10 to 25 per cent more for your hides and furs than any other buyer in this part of the country. Bring them in every Satur day. I employ no agents. 46-tfc Allen E. Hayes. VOLUME XXXIV. NO. 47 Jorgrengon-Hanson. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mikkelson, in Milaca, on Saturday morning, November 12, Christian Jorgenson and Miss Ella B. Hanson were united in marriage. The cere mony was performed by Rev. Soper and the matron of honor was Mrs. R. E. Colton. It was a quiet wedding, only the immediate relatives and a few guests being present at the cere mony and at the bountiful wedding breakfast prepared by Mrs. Mikkel son, sister of the groom, which fol lowed. The bride has been teaching school in Blue Hill, where she endeared herself to both pupils and parents. Mr. Jorgenson is a young man of sterling qualitiesjust the sort of man to make a good husbandand they are both to be congratulated upon the choice which they have made. A Narrow Escape. While Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McMillan were on their way to Litchfield on Sunday afternoon the steering gear of the automobile broke, but Mac kept a cool head and managed to stop the machine by means of the brakes be fore it ran far or any serious mishap resulted. The machine, however, crossed a ditch or two before it could be brought to a standstill. Swan Petterson was called up over the phone and sped to Mr. McMillan's assistance, but a team of horses and wagon had to be obtained in order to get the machine home. The front wheels of the auto had been put out of commission, so that it was necessary to lift the foreward part onto the wagon, while the hind wheels rested on the ground. Mrs. McMillan re turned to Princeton with Mr. Petter son, but Mr. McMillan remained with the machine and reached home some time Monday morning. The scene of the accident was in Glendorado. Building a Camp Fire The success of outdoor cookery de pends largely upon how the fire is built and how it is managed. A camper is known by his fire. It is quite impossible to prepare a good meal over a higgledy-piggledy heap of smoking chunks, or a great mass of coals that will melt everything. In making up your list of supplies for the hunting trip, be sure to include golden grain belt beer, as the water supply may not be of the drinkable kind. This beverage is a valuable aid to digestion, as well as a tonic and health maker. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by Sjo blom Bros. Ira G. Stanley, Ben Soule and Swan Olson returned on Tuesday morning from Bruno with three fine deer which they declare fell to their guns. They left here last Saturday, so that the time they spent hunting was necessarily short. 5Tis true that they are all good shots, but neverthe less some of the boys are mean enough to insinuate that Indians assisted to a large extent in the kill ing. Next Saturday night, November 19, a masquerade ball will be given in the M. B. A. hall, Wyanett, and prizes will be offerd for the best costumes. Stromwall's orchestra, one of the best musical organizations in this part of the country, will furnish the music. Supper will be served in the hall. If you are looking for an enjoyable evening's entertainment you should attend. Sam Smith returned on Thursday from Bruce, S. D., where he has been visiting since September, when he was granted a leave of absence from his duties as rural mail carrier. Mr. Smith says that in some parts of South Dakota the crops were very good this year while in others they were very poor. Russell Farnham of Brickton has been promoted from first lieutenant to senior captain at Pillsbury academy, Owatonna. This is the highest mili tary honor that the college can con fer. Russell has also been elected president of the Y. M. C. A. at the academy. Sidney Grow has sold his 160-acre farm in Golden Valley and returned to Greenbush. He received $21 per acre for the land and cleared about $3,800 on the transaction. Mr. Grow liked the country very well but his wife did not and hence he returned to Greenbush. Mrs. John Boyn and family appre ciate very highly the kindness of the neighbors and others in the assistance rendered them by removing the house hold goods from their home, which was consumed by fire on Tuesday evening. John S. McClure departed on Tues day for Milwaukee, where he expects to remain until spring.