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ROADS AND BRIDGES
Letter Issued by Highway Commission Advising That Steps be Taken to Secure State Aid. The Dunn Joint Resolution Which Gives to Counties Their Just Share of Appropriation. An important circular letter has just been issued by the state highway commission the text of which is given below. It will be noticed that the highway commission does not require counties to meet with an equal amount the appropriation under the R. C. Dunn joint resolution. This is as it should be, for the counties that have already received and expended their allotment of the 1907 appropriation were not re quired to expend an equal amount in order to earn the appropriation. It was on the suggestion of Mr. Dunn that Secretary Cooley made this ruling. Mille Lacs county will get $4,200, under the joint resolution referred to, to expend wherever the county com missioners may designate, and the county will not be required to put up a dollar to _meet it. Of course the money will be expended under the im mediate supervision of the deputy state engineer for the district, and the work will be subject to his approval. This appropriation of $4,200 would have been lost to the county had it not been for the adoption of the joint resolution in question. In addition to the $4,200 above re ferred to Mille Lacs county, and all the other counties mentioned in the joint resolution, will be given an equitable share of the state road and bridge fund remaining after the special appropriations are paid. The Circular Letter. To County Auditors and Boards of County Commissioners: The highway commission will have for allotment among the different counties in March, 1912, approximate ly $300,000. Of this amount $100,000 is to be distributed as provided for in the joint resolution passed by the legislature of 1911, and the balance will be allotted as provided for in chapter 33, G. L. 1911, which fund will be available after August 1, 1912, and subject to payment for work done after January 1, 1912. The amount allowed to any county will be to some extent based on a specific statement to be made by the county board and submitted to the highway commission before January 15, 1912, showing where it is proposed to use the money, for what purpose, and in what amounts. Heretofore no definite information has been sub mitted by county boards as to pro posed expenditures in advance of letting contracts with the result that the engineering department has not been able to provide plans and speci fications and estimates in time to complete all the work during the cur rent season, or to properly superin tend same. It is especially required in the matter of new bridges to be built in 1912, that tne report show the nature or general character of the proposed bridge, its location, length and approximate cost. It is im portant that this information be given at an early date, so as to allow time for the necessary examinations, sur veys, plans and specifications before the working season opens, and to al low also for letting early contracts. Surveys for the proposed work will be taken up in the order in which the re ports reach this office, so far as pos sible, and money will be provided and set aside from the county's allotment for construction described in state ment by county board, and such money must not be diverted to any other road or bridge work without the consent of the highway com mission and if so diverted, the neces sary surveys will be delayed. The above suggestions and requirements refer to road work as well as bridges, and apply to the expenditure of at least 75 per cent of the total allot ment. It is the purpose of the highway commission to reappoint a' sufficient number of assistant engineers to properly care for all county road and bridge work and to assign to each as sistant at least two, or perhaps three counties, to each of which he will be instructed to devote an equal portion of his time, so far as circumstances will permit or necessity requires. The money provided by the joint resolution aforesaid will be dis tributed as therein required, and need not be met by an equal appropriation from the county funds, but the high way commission will require a state ment showing the proper disposition of such fund so that there may be no duplication of appropriation.'~ As to the balance of the allotment the county will be required to furnish an equal amount. In case any county board fails to make a statement showing how it pro poses to use the state aid fund, it will be presumed that such county does not require any assistance, and this will have a material bearing on the allotments. The attention of the county boards is called to one very important point: Heretofore many reports have been sent in covering small jobs for re pairs or improvement, varying in amount from twenty to fifty dollars, for which state aid is asked. If this condition existed in only one or two counties it would not be a serious matter, but, the inspection or super vision of a great number of such jobs in fifty or more counties puts a de mand on the engineering department that cannot be well provided for. It is therefore suggested that such work be done with the county road and bridge fund, and superintended by their own overseers, leaving the state aid fund, with the necessary equal amount of county money, to be ap plied in amounts of $500 or more. Such a plan would result in better work, closer supervision and more complete satisfaction to the county boards and the people. County auditors are requested to arrange with the members of the county boards for early action in this matter. GEO. W. COOLEY, Sec'y and State Engineer. Joint Resolution No. 1. A Concurrent Resolution Relating to Payment from State Highway Commission Fund to Certain Counties. (By R. C. Dunn.) Whereas, at the legislative session of 1907, under the provisions of chapter 217, general laws of 1907, two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) was appropriated out of the general revenue fund of the state for each of the years 1908 and 1909 to aid in the construction and improvement of roads and bridges throughout the state, and by the provisions of cJhaptej^40^-geneEalJajijrA.ojL1907 the same was apportioned among the several counties of the state and Whereas, many of the counties of the state failed to receive the amount apportioned to them under the pro visions of chapter 405, general laws of 1907, the supreme court of our state having held that money cannot be ap propriated out of the general revenue fund of the state to aid in the con struction or improvement of roads and bridges, (Cooke vs. Iverson, 108 Minn., 388) therefore. Be it resolved by the house of repre sentatives, the senate concurring, that the state highway commission is here by requested in appropriating and distributing the road and bridge fund at its disposal among the several counties of the state for the year 1912, to first apportion and distribute to each of the hereinafter named counties the following amounts, to-wit: Anoka. 52,000.00 Hubbard.. .$3,714.00 Becker. 493.35 Jackson... 4/! 00 00 Beltrami 3.2-25.00 Kanabec. 750.00 Big Stone 2.000.00 Kandiyohi. 950.00 Blue Earth 6,000.00 Kittson 850 00 Brown .2,500 00 Lac qui Farie'.'.S.oOoioo Carlton 2,350.00 Lake.. 1,600.00 Carver 2,350.00 LeSueur... .500.00 Chisago. 1.600.00 Lincoln. 1,604.00 Clay 2.700.00 Lyon. 600.00 Cotton wood.... 2,350.00 Marshall.. 3.806.74 Dakota 4 050.00 Mille Lacs.. 4,200.00 Dodge 1,800.00 Mower.. 2.350.00 Douglas 212,50 Murray.. 3,667.50 ?airbault 3,050.00 Nobles 2,100.00 Freeborn 500.00 Norman. 1,325 00 Fillmore 3,300.00 Otter Tail 3,333.47 Grant 1,550 00 Pine..... 567.0 0 Hennepin 2.800.00 Pope.... 815.00 Houston 10.00 Red Lake '250.00 Pennington 250.00 Todd ...14.59 Renville 2 650.00 Wadena. 1.055.00 Rice 1,350.00 Watonwan. 980.00 St. Louis 4,300.00 Wilkin. 800 00 Scott 2,100.00 Wright.. 108.00 Sibley 600.00 Yellow Medicine.200.00 Steele 887.18 Swift 4.00 The residue of the funds at the dis posal of the commission for the year 1912 to be apportioned and distributed among the counties of the state, in cluding the counties above mentioned, on an equitable basis and in pursu ance of the laws governing such ap portionment and distribution. Approved April 20, 1911. A Clean, Modern Show. A show that should draw a big crowd is "The Girl and the Tramp," which will appear at Brands' opera house next Monday evening, Novem ber 27, under the direction of Fred Byers. Byers' dramatic company has played in numerous large cities and the newspapers of the country are profuse in their praise of the organiz ation. "The Girl and the Tramp" is a show bristling with thrilling situa tions, some of them approaching the marvelousit is a show that will surely prove a treat to theater goers. Between the acts three excellent singers will entertain the audience with the very latest songs. Mr. Brands will return the entrance money to any person who is not satis fied with the play. COURT OFFICERS. Judge Cairoll A. Nye Clerk Robert H. King Deputy Clerk Carrie Hansmeyer County Attorney Joseph A. Ross Stenographer Philip M. Woodward Court Deputies: T. J. Kaliher. Nels Robideau, William Cordiner and Robert Clark. GRAND JURORS. A. J. Bullis Princeton August Henschel. Princeton Henry Dalchow Princeton Frank Reib'estein Greenbush N- Orton Greenbush Albert Reibe Bogus Brook J.H. Rudisell Milo Erick Stark. Milo Daniel Sundberg Milo E. Johnson Milo Thos. W. Allison Milaca Jonas Johnson Milaca E. E. Mollan Milaca Albert Morehouse Foreston J. W. Anderson Borgholm Andrew Anderson Hayland Harold Mudgett..... Hayland William S. Gish. Onamia E. E. Dinwiddie Kathio H. F. Mann South Harbor T. E. Potts Isle Hamor O.J.Bergman Isle Harbor John Skretting East Side PETIT JURORS. Theo. Rosin Princeton S. M. Orton Princeton Louis Solberg Princeton Wm. Klingbeil Princeton David Johnson Princeton Anton Betzler Greenbush Nels Nelson Greenbush Oscar Erickson Greenbush Christ Kern Bogus Brook August Blomquist. .Milo John Nyberg Milo John Myrman Milaca D. H. Fitzpatrick Milaca TSmil Erickson.:.~ .7". r. r. 7. r. Milaca Thure Lundberg Milaca Knute Ellingboe Milaca Peter Franklin Borgholm J. P. Billings Borgholm Peter Bliss Borgholm Axel Broman Page C. B. Williams Page Edward Bauer South Harbor William Generous Kathio Peter Sehlin East Side The November term of the district court convened on Monday evening with Judge Carroll A. Nye of Moor head presiding and Philip M. Wood ward of St. Cloud as stenographer. Following the formal opening of the court by Deputy Sheriff T. J. Kaliher Judge Nye called the calendar, im paneled the grand jury and instructed the members thereof in the duties re quired of them. Albert Morehouse of Foreston was selected as foreman of the body, while T. W. Allison is acting in the capacity of clerk. The calendar at this term is a long one, containing in all 63 cases. Thirty of these are. however, suits against the Soo Railroad company for damages alleged to have been caused by fire to property along its line of road. The grand jury returned two indict ments against George A. Presley of Milaca for selling liquor contrary to law. Defendant pleaded not guilty to the indictments and was given until Monday to prepare his defense. These were the only indictments brought in up to the time the Union went to press, when the grand jury was still in session. Following is a list of the cases dis posed of: Albert Nelson and Emil Hanson, the two transients who were charged last week in Justice Norton's court with carrying concealed weapons and held in lieu of furnishing bonds of $500 each, informed County Attorney Ross that they desired to plead guilty and were taken into court on Monday morning. They entered their plea and the court sentenced them to pay a fine of $30 each or serve 60 days in jail. Gunder Johnson and Martin John son, held from justice court, one for furnishing liquor to a black-listed man and the other for furnishing liquor to a minor, also decided to plead guilty and the court gave each of them a straight jail sentence of 30 days. Otto Albrecht, who was last week bound over from Justice Norton's court in the sum of $400 for stealing $33 from the pockets of Emil Bande mer, while the latter was asleep at a hotel, expressed a wish to plead guilty and was taken before Judge Nye. After entering his plea the court sen- R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1911. /^-^VOLUME XXXV. NO. 48 DISTRICT COURT IN SESSIONPaul. November Term of the District Court Convened on Monday Evening With Judge Carroll A. Nye of Moorhead on Bench. Civil Calendar an Exceptionally Long OneSeveral Defendants in Criminal Prosecutions Plead Guilty and Are Sentenced. tenced him to the reformatory at St. Cloud. Jacob Kautt vs. Valentine Herman. Action to recover for lumber sold. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, J. H. Himsl and C. H. MacKenzie for de fendant. Settled and dismissed. L. J. Chadbourne vs. Great North ern Railway company. Action to recover damages resulting from fire alleged to be set by defendant's locomotive. Stiles, Devaney & Hewitt for plaintiff, J. D. Sullivan for defendant. Settled and dismissed. Li. J. Chadbourne vs. Great Northern Railway company. Action to recover damages resulting from re moval of spur track in Foley-Bean yards, Milaca, where plaintiff oper ated a sawmill. Stiles, Devaney & Hewitt for plaintiff, J. D. Sullivan for defendant. Settled and dismissed. D. T. McKercher vs. Christina Swanson. Action to determine title to land. John A. Burns for plaintiff, Charles Loring for defendant. Settled and dismissed. T. L. Armitage vs. W. H. Ferrell. Action for $5,000 damages for alleged personal injury. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for de fendant. Continued by consent of parties. Pence Automobile company vs. H. F. Mann. Action to collect for ser vices rendered. Olin C. Myron for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for de fendant. Settled by stipulation. Goodyear Rubber company vs. Henry Ugiem. Action to collect for merchandise furnished. Olin C. for plaintiff, Chas. A. Dickey for-defendant. Settled and dismissed. George Weisbrod vs. Anton Falk. Suit to determine right of possession to property. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for de fendant. Stipulated that plaintiff take nothing by this action and that defendant take costs. Conrad M. Christianson vs. C. Erick Erickson et al. Suit to recover on land contract. Olin C. Myron for plaintiff. Judgment for plaintiff by default. L. C. Hummel vs. G. H. Gottwerth. Action to recover damages for killing a Scotch collie dog, which was run over by defendant's automobile. The case was first tried in justice court and a verdict for $100 returned for plaintiff. Defendant appealed and a jury in district court found for de fendant. Chas. A. Dickey repre sented L. C. Hummel and E. L. Mc Millan was counsel for G. H. Gott werth. Village of Princeton vs. Frank Smith and Elvena Smith. Action to collect water and light bill. C. A. Dickey for plaintiff, S. P. Skahen for defendant. Verdict returned for plaintiff in sum of $76.25. James O. Fisher and wife and C. Larson and wife presented petitions to adopt children. Such petitions will later be acted upon in chambers. The case of Aulger Rines against the Great Northern Railway company, a suit to recover damages on the shipment of a carload of horses, is now on trial. Jas. D. Markham is attorney for the Great Northern and M. L. Cormany for Aulger Rines. COURT NOTES. Ralph Stephenson of Bena and Adgar Stephenson of Long Prairie were in attendance at court. F. C. and M. F. Maynard and Carl Williams of Long Prairie were here as witnesses in the Rines horse case. From Milaca, among others, there were A. C. Wilkes, E. I. Davis, Grant McClure, John Jackson and C. H. Christianson. County Attorney Ross fcas had a tremendous amount of work on his hands but has succeeded in keeping up with the progress of the law mills. T. D. Anderson of Cove and D. G. Wilkes of Wahkon attended court from the lake country in addition to the jurors from that part of the county. Among the attorneys present at court from outside towns were Olin C. Myron, Rolleff Vaalerr Milaca J. D. Sullivan, J. B. Himsl, St. Cloud J. C. King, Mora Royal Stone, St. Michael Brooks, Geo. Stiles, L. Eaton, O. Malmberg, Minne apolis. Philip M. Woodward, court stenographer, always receives a hearty welcome in Princeton. He is a genial young man who has a host of friends here. As deputy clerk of court Miss Car rie Hansmeyer is presiding in the office, and her familiarity with the general requirements makes her a valuable assistant to Mr. King. Sheriff Shockley has been kept busy serving subpoenaes on witnesses to appear before the grand jury. When Harry is unable to produce the man required Satan himself could not locate him. Robert Clark, special deputy, has the court house in spic and span order and its neat appearance is a credit to him. Robert is one of those methodical Scotchmen who believes that the old saw, "Cleanliness is next to godliness," should read back wards. The following persons appeared in open court and were granted citizen ship papers: Wm. Fresholtz, Green bush: Johannes Pierson, Milo Joseph Pearson, David Pearson, Milaca Nels O. Sundsvold, Borg holm: Philip Bier, Brickton Victor Sjodin, Onamia. A couple of dining and sleeping cars were sidetracked here on Mon day for the accommodation of the dozen or more lawyers, clerks, wit nesses, etc., who arrived to appear in the Great Northern cases. On Tues day morning phone connections were made with the cars. Clerk of Court King is, as usual, performing his duties well and with alacrity. Bob's experience in this kind of work makes him a valuable man. Besides he is always very ac commodating and ready to render any assistance in his power to persons looking up records or desiring in formation in his department. Judge Carroll A. Nye, who is pre siding at this term of court, is a jurist of pronounced ability. He is a man of quick perception and in his rulings is fair and unbiasedhe is meting out justice in a way that none can take exception to. This is the second oc casion upon which Judge Nye has held court here and he has created a most favorable impression. Dr. A. A Ames Gone. Dr. Albert Alonzo Ames passed peacefully to his rest at his home in Minneapolis last Thursday evening. He had lain down to seek repose in the afternoon and later when called for the evening meal it was found that his spirit had flown. Dr. Ames was born in Illi lois in 1842 and came to what is now Minne apolis with his parents in 1852. He studied medicine and surgery and was graduated from Rush Medical col lege, Chicago, in 1862. The same year he enlisted as a private in the Ninth Minn. Inf., and later was surgeon of the Seventh Minn. Inf. In 1867 he was elected to the Minnesota legislature, and it was largely through his efforts that the soldiers' home at Minnehaha was established. He was four times elected mayor of Minne- apolis1876, 1882, 1886 and 1900. In 1886 he was the democratic candidate for governor and only lacked 2,500 votes of defeating A. R. McGill, the republican nomineeit was claimed and believed by many that he was fairly elected but was counted out. Dr. Ames was a splendid physician and surgeon and no more generous hearted man ever lived he was especi ally kind to the poor and distressed and his services were ever at their disposal without money and without price. He had his failings like other men, but his patriotism and philan throphy atones a hundred times over for his few little shortcomings. Accidentally Shot. The 13-year-old daughter of X. K. Nelson, who lives near Foreston, was accidentally shot through the shoulder with a 38-caliber revolver on Novem ber 12. The little girl was at the Goad home on an errand and one of the Goad boys, about the same age as herself, picked up a loaded revolver which her brother, who had been hunting, had laid en the table, and, pointing it at the girl, exclaimed, "I'll shoot you!" No sooner had he said it than the revolver was dis charged and the girl was shot. She was taken to Milaca, where the wound was dressed. An Expensive Luxury. "Yes," said the literary man with a sigh, "style is a fine thing for a writer to have but when his wife's got it too it takes all the profit away."Harper's Weekly. INSTRUCTIVE TALKS Experts Lecture on Best Known fleth- ods of Preventing and Eradi- cating Tuberculosis. Dr. Cooney Gives Principal Address of the Series and Learnedly Elucidates His Subject. The anti-tuberculosis exhibition was given, as announced in the Union, by the state board of health at Brands' opera house on Thursday and Friday, and much valuable in formation was imparted by the speakers on the subject treatedthe white plague. Thursday afternoon was set apart for the entertainment of the school children and many of the pupils, with their teachers, attended. R. A. Blakey of the state board of health, in charge of the exhibition, gave an illustrated lecture which should prove of much educational value. A vocal number was rendered by Mrs. M. M. Stroeter and a piano solo by Miss Lola Scheen. Professor Marshall presided. On Thursday evening Dr. H. W. Hill of the state board of health de livered a lecture on tuberculosis in which he thoroughly explained the nature of the disease and gave much information regarding its prevention and methods of cure in incipient cases. Mr. Blakey gave, in addition, his stereopticon lecture. The night was an abominable onea heavy snow storm was ragingand consequently there were only a couple of dozen persons present. The next and last lecture was given on Friday evening, when Dr. Cooney kindly consented to give a couple of hours of his valuable time for the purpose of enlightening the audience upon that dread disease, tuberculosis, in the treatment of which he has had much experience. The doctor lucidly explained every phase of the disease, its origin, progress, and how to pre vent it. He advised plenty of fresh air in the home, plenty of sunshine and good living as a preventative of the disease, and those who heard his able address could scarcely have failed to derive much beneficial in formation. Dr. Cooney also touched upon pneumonia and throughout bis learned discourse handled his sub jects, as he expressed himself, without gloves. He elucidated every point so that no one could fail to understand him. The audience was fortunate in being given an opportunity to listen to so skilled a practitioner. J. J. Skahen presided, and during the evening a musical program was presented which was much appreci ated. The first number was a selec tion by the Princeton orchestra, under the direction of Albert Moe, which was splendidly executed. This was followed by a vocal number by a mixed double quartet from the Con gregational church choir, under the direction of Mrs. H. C. Cooney, which was received with much applause. Mrs. Soule was the accompanist. Mrs. C. A. Caley then sang a very pretty vocal solo and responded to an encore. She was accompanied by Miss Lundsten. There were two more numbers by the Congregational double quartet and the orchestra and the program closed with a stereopti con lecture by Mr. Blakey. Numerous photographs, statistical charts and mottoes were displayed on the walls, and window tents, model rooms, etc., were exhibited. The ex hibit should have a tendency to decide people to exercise greater care in their mode of living. A Narrow Escape. Leon, the eight year old son of Clerk of Court Kaliher, had a narrow escape at Elk River one day last week. The boy ventured out too far on an ice pond in the school house yard and broke through. He man fully clung to the edge of the ice until his father came to the rescue. The boy was none the worse for his in voluntary cold bath. A Lively Old Irian Lady. Today Mrs. Anna Kirpatrick will celebrate her 102nd birthday anniver sar tyU^ borne of her daughter in S$(||pl?T Mrs. Kirpatrick is a native of Tyrone county, Ireland and is as lively as most women at 75. The other day she danced a jig and sang Irish songs that she had committed to memory when a girl in "Tyrone Among the Bushes." Surprised and Disgusted. Never was the need of a first-class hotel in Princeton more apparent than at the present term of court. Outsiders are surprised and disgusted at the lack of hotel facilities in such a prosperous town as Princeton.