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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Tei,
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
John S. McClure departed on Tues
day for Milwaukee, where he expects
to remain until spring.

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