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District Court Proceedings Ended Yes- terday After Continuous Grind of Over Two Weeks. Resume of the Cases Disposed of Sub- sequent to the Issue of Last Number of the Union. The ditsrict court concluded its proceedings yesterday afternoon fol lowing a strenuous session of over two weeks. The calendar was an unusually long one although but one criminal case came on for trial, that of George A. Presley for violating the liquor laws. Five men bound over from justice court for various offenses, however, pleaded guilty as charged and were sentenced as stated in a previous issue of the Union. There were 63 cases on the civil calendar in addition to the criminal list, and Judge Nye found it neces sary to hold several night sessions in order to expedite matters. In Judge Nye the district has a jurist of whom it should feel proud. The cases not disposed of at the time the Union was printed last week are hereunder given: The jury in the case of W. H. Fer rell & Co. against the Great Northern Railroad company rendered its ver dict on the evening of November 30. In this verdict the jury found that plaintiffs were entitled to damages in the sum of $5,500, together with costs and interest at the rate of 6 per cent. While this is a victory for W. H. Fer rell & Co. so far as it goes to show the liability of a railroad company in such cases, the amount of the jury's award is a mere bagatelle compared with the money loss of the plaintiffs resulting from the defendant's omis sion or negligence to furnish cars for the transportation of potatoes when required. The amount originally sought to be recovered was something like $40,000, but some of the causes of action were eliminated, and this re duced the sum to $19,500. From the tenor of the judge's charge to the jury, which was logical and explicit, it was confidently expected that a verdict for the full amount claimed would be given. Whether either side will appeal the case is not at this time known to us. John W. McClure vs. Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste Marie Railway -company. Suit to recover damages of $7,000 for loss of sawmill by fire alleged to have been set by de fendant's locomotive. Lane & Malm berg and E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, Stewart & Brower, John L. Erdall, X. K. Eaton and L. E. Fryberger for defendant. Tried by jury and verdict of $600 and costs returned in favor of plaintiff. This was one of thirty-two ases brought against the Soo road for damages by fire and the only one which will be tried at this term of court. The others have been con tinued. State of Minnesota vs. George A. Presley. Indictment returned by grand jury charging illegal sale of liquor. County Attorney Ross and E. N. Norton for state, C. A. Dickey for defendant. Defendant was found guilty and Judge Nye imposed a fine of $50 and costs in addition to a term of 30 days in jail. As the trial pro gressed and the numerous witnesses were examined it was plain to be seen that the defendant would be convicted the testimony was directly against him. It was a surprise, however, to the people who were present in court when the evidence was taken that so many of the inhabitants of Milaca, which is ostensibly a "dry" town, ad mitted that they had purchased whiskey when they knew full well that the sale of the stuff was prohibited by law in the village. While George Presley was convicted and will pay the penalty for violation of the liquor laws, there is every reason to believe that he was not the only offender in that village. The other violators should be rounded up and given their medicinethere should be no dis crimination. The tax cases of the State of Min nesota vs. Leon Bergeron and Theo dore Jorgerson were settled. In cases of like nature against Ezra Baker, C. E. Erickson and D. G. Wilkes de fendants failed to appear and judg ment was ordered for the state. Jo seph A. Ross was attorney for the plaintiff. Princeton Mercantile Co. vs. Wood cock & Sellhorn. Suit to enforce an accounting. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for defend ant Case continued to next term of court. L. S. Waller vs. C. H. MacKenzie and Fred R. Burrell. Action to re cover on breach of warranty. John- son & Dennis for plaintiff, E. L. Mc Millan for defendants. Case con tinued over term. Belle G. Dickey vs. North Star Lumber Co. Suit to determine claim to title. Chas. A. Dickey for plain tiff, Chas J. Traxler for defendant. Continued over term. The case of Dr. H. C. Cooney against the village of Princeton, in which he sued to recover $1,100 for injuries to himself and horse result ing from the negligence of the de fendant, was tried on Monday and the jury awarded the plaintiff the sum of $125 and costs. E. L. McMillan represented the plaintiff and Royal A. Stone and C. A. Dickey the vil lage. The facts in the case are as follows: While Dr. Cooney, accom panied by a nurse, was on his way to answer an emergency call early on the morning of May 29 at F. C. Cater's residence, his horse ran amuck of a wagon which had been carelessly left in the road by an em ploye of the village near L. S. Briggs' residence. The night was pitch dark and when the horse struck the wagon its legs were forced by the impact on top ofthe vehicle and be came so entangled that it was found necessary to cut the harness to pieces in order to extricate the animal from its situation. L. S. Briggs and F. C. Cater assisted Dr. Cooney in releasing the horse. Dr. Cooney and the nurse were both thrown out of the buggy by the impact of the collision. The doctor re ceived a severe sprain of an ankle and of the right hand and the nurse was also injured, while the horse sus tained cuts and bruises. Dr. Cooney brought the case to the attention of the village council and offered to settle for the sum of $300, which upon its face shows clearly that he was willing to do the square thing, but the council refused to consider the propo sition and engaged an expensive firm of St. Paul attorneys, Young, O'Brien & Stone, to assist the village attorney in defending the suit which Dr. Cooney brought for damages. Hence the expense incurred by the village will doubtless be much more than had it accepted Dr. Cooney's proposition. While the amount awarded by the jury in the case does not begin to cover the financial loss sustained by the plaintiff, it is a victory for Dr. Cooney and should prove an object lesson to the village council. Geo. A. Clark & Son vs. Henry Uglem. Suit to collect bill. M. L. Cormany for plaintiff, Chas. A. Dickey for defendant. Appeal from justice court. Defendant failed to appear and judgment was ordered for plaintiff. The Wadena Cracker Co. vs. Henry Uglem. Suit to recover balance of account. O. Myron for plaintiff, Rolleff Vaaler for defendant. De fendant failed to put in an appearance and judgment was ordered for plaintiff. Rolla H. Malkson vs. Stover Rines and Enna Rines. Action to de termine ownership of strip of land which defendant claimed by right of adverse possession. E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, C. A. Dickey for de fendant. Verdict for plaintiff with costs. Nora Nichols vs. William J. Nichols. Suit for divorce. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, Godfrey G. Goodwin for defendant. Case heard by court and taken under advisement. COURT NOTES. Attorney Godfrey G. Goodwin was over from Cambridge on Tuesday for the purpose of trying a case in court. The Great Northern and Soo special cars which were on the siding here pulled out immediately after the disposition of the cases of the re spective companies in court. Among those here from Milaca were Lloyd Wilkes, Alfred Schedin, Win. McLaren, Wm. Peterson, A. T. Tufty, Arthur Tourtillotte, F. Bourquin, H. W. Christenson, Hans Dahl. Those attending court from Onamia were Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lindquist, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Lund, Chas. Gish, Mrs. Schedin, R. Swedberg, Stacy Orton, Ezra Johnson, Geo. Pry, Mrs. Ranstrom, Chas. Plovitsch. Court Reporter John P. Vander sluis arrived here on Monday evening from Fergus Falls to take the place of Philip Woodward, who on Tuesday returned to St. Cloud to report the proceedings of the district court which convened there upon that day. Sheriff Shockley accompanied George Presley to his home at Milaca on Monday evening to bid his wife good bye and make arrangements for conducting his business during his absence. On Wednesday morning the sheriff escorted him to the Hennepin county jail. K. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1911. THE COUNTY BOARD Petitions for Resurvey of Land In Mil- aca Township Presented and Date Set for Hearing. School Petitions Heard and Granted and Commissioners Designate a New State Road. The Mille Lacs board of county commissioners met on Tuesday in adjourned session and concluded its work the same day. A synopsis of the proceedings follows: The board decided to guarantee the expenses of Miss Anna Hokanson at the Minnesota State sanitarium for a period of three months. A petition was presented praying for a resurvey of section 20, town of Milaca, and January 2, 1912, designated as the time at which said petition shall be heard. The same date was set for the hearing of a peti tion for a resurvey of section 8 in the same township. The petitions of D. N. Hunt and Reed E. Sanford to be set off from one school district to another were heard and granted as prayed for. January 2, 1911, was the date designated for hearing the petition of Mrs. Katie I. Libby to be set off from school district 2 to district 1. A petition signed by 17 freeholders was presented to the board asking that all of township 40, iange 26, be set off from school district 1 and at tached to district 25. The petition was rejected. It was resolved by the board that the road beginning at a point in state road No. 18, on a line between sec tions 29 and 30, township 36 north, range 26 west, thence running north on line between sections 29 and 30 and sections 19 and 20 and terminating at the northwest corner of said sec tion 20, be designated a state road. The auditing of a number of bills concluded the work of the session. I'ercy Fox Laid to Re8t. On the evening of November 30 the remains of Percy Fox, mention of whose tragic death was made in last week's Union, arrived here accom panied by the father and brothers of the unfortunate young man, and the funeral was held on Friday afternoon from the Congregational church under the auspices of the A. O. U. W. lodge. A large number of the friends of the family attended the obsequies and many tributes in the form of wreaths and flowers were laid upon the casket. Rev. Fisher delivered an impressive sermon and the church choir sang selections of much impressiveness. The interment was in Oak Knoll ceme tery, the pallbearers being members of the Workman lodge. All the members of the family were present at the funeral. Percy Fox was born at New Rich land, Minn., on May 28, 1891, and consequently was 20 years and 6 months of age at the time of his death, which occurred on November 28, 1911. He had been employed in railroading for about two years aud was a young man highly respected by his fellow men. His taking away was a hard blow to his parents, brothers and sisters and the whole community sin cerely sympathizes with them in their great loss. The brothers and sisters who at tended the obsequies from out of town were Frank Fox, Madison, Wis. Louis, Waseca Elmer, Janesviile Albert, Minneapolis Sadie, Milaca Beth, Onamia. Miss Laura Wiley of Minneapolis was also in attendance. The true story of the accident in which young Fox lost his life is given in the following excerpt from the Dodge County Republican, published et Kasson, Minn.: Engine No. 782 with Engineer Geo. Wyman of Waseca at the throttle, jumped the track between here and Mantorville at about 2:20 p. m. Tues day, turned turtle, and killed Fireman Percy Fox and badly injured Brake men G. P. Schentzel and Emil Long of Waseca, and Engineer Wyman. The engine pulled way freight train No. 83, fn charge of Conductor Thos. Lahey, into this village from the east at about 1 o'clock and was then taken off the train to make the trip to Man torville, which is done whenever there is sufficient freight to warrant it. They were shoving a cattle car ahead of the engine with a car loaded with freight trailing the engine. Engineer Wyman informed us that he waB-going at the rate of about ten miles an hour and when within half a mile of Mantorville saw the stock car jump the track ahead of his engine just as it was going onto a short bridge. This threw the engine off the track to the left and the big massive structure turned completely bottom! side up and landed nose down in the ravine below, carrying with it the four trainmen, who were all in the cab of the engine when it went over. In an instant the men were enveloped with" escaping steam and all were more or less burned. Fireman Percy Fox was pinned be neath the engine and instantly killed. His body was not taken from the wreckage until about 11:35 p. m. that night. Since the above was written Brake man Schentzel died from the injuries received. Spotter shine Hastily Decamps N. A. Shine, one of the so-called detectives in the Presley case, was ar rested on Saturday and taken before Justice Norton charged with furnish ing beer to a minor. While being examined in the Presley case Shine admitted offering the boy a bottle, but the boy returned ithe refused to drink. From this admission the justice court case resulted. It seems that Shine and his brother spotter came to Princeton from Milaca in an automobile and took back with them a number of bottles, one of which Shine offered to young Schedin as above stated. Shine pleaded not guilty to the charge of furnishing liquor to a minor before Justice Norton and, knowing no one here who would go on his bail bond, he asked the justice to free him on his own recognizance. This Mr. Norton did, but told him to appear on Mon day morning at 9 o'clock in district court. But at that time Mr. Shine was far, far away. He took time by the forelockearly, very early, on Sunday morning, before Old Sol had shown his face, Mr. Shine departed for Elk River in a livery rig. The fact that Mr. Shine folded his tent and silently stole away will naturally lead most people to believe that he was guilty of the offense charged. Andrew Anderson Dead. Andrew Anderson died at his home in the town of Baldwin on Wednesday evening, November 29, after an illness extending over several months. He was born in Sweden on October 2, 1872, and had lived in Baldwin about two years upon a farm which he purchased there. He is survived by a wife and three daughters. Awe remains, accompanied by de caesed's widow and his uncle, Benj. Johnson, were conveyed to Moline, 111., on Friday for interment. Mr. Anderson was an honest, in dustrious farmer who made many friends during his short residence in Baldwin. He built a substantial dwelling house and barn on his farm and was on a fair road to prosperity when, unfortunately, he was cut down by the hand of death. Agricultural society Meets The Mille Lacs County Agricultural society met in the offices of McMillan & Stanley on Tuesday evening and the reports of the secretary and treasurer were read and adopted. A resolution was passed to amend the articles of incorporation so that the number of directors be increased from seven to fifteen. This was done with a view of giving all parts of the county representation on the board the additional members will be se lected from among residents at the lake and other parts of the county outside of the village of Princeton. This should tend to increase the in terest manifested in the annual county fair. Another meeting of the society will be held on December 29, when officers for the ensuing year will be elected. Pythlans Elect Officers. At the regular meeting of Princeton lodge, No. 93, Knights of Pythias, on Tuesday evening the annual election of officers was held and the following were chosen for the ensuing year: Chancellor commander, A. J. An derson vice chancellor, Fred Manke prelate, Solomon Long master of work, Fred Newton keeper of records and seal, Frank Goulding master of finance, Louis Rust master of ex chequer, J. W. Hartman master at arms, Alfred H. Johnson inner guard, P. O. Anderson outer guard, E. K. Evens trustee for three years, S. Briggs. Get Tour Presents at Sadley's Now is the time to do your Christ' mas shopping and I have many beautiful and useful articles to show you. Here are a few suggestions: Auto scarfs, handkerchiefs, damask lunch cloths, linen towels, jabots, children's muff sets, all in holiday boxes. Also stamped pillow cases, towels laundry b,ags, work bags, towel, and tie racks, centerpieces, knitted hockey caps, skating caps, corsets and other things too numer ous to mention. Am also selling my hats at greatly reduced prices. Anna Sadley* WED ON TURKEY DAY Leonard n. Reed of Virginia, flinn., and Blanche S. Harrington of Princeton Take Vows. John T. Vernon Harried to Ida C. He- ruth at Home of Bride's Pa- rents in Greenbush. Leonard M. Reed of Virginia, Minn/, and Miss Blanche S. Harring ton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Harrington of Princeton township, were married by Rev. Emerson B. Service at the Methodist parsonage at 6:30 o'clock on Thursday evening, November 30. The witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Harrington. Immediately following the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Harrington, where a sumptuous wedding supper was served to the relatives and friends of the young people. Many pretty presents were bestowed upon the bride and groom by the guests as tokens of esteem. On Sunday evening a farewell party was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Reed, and on Monday evening they left for Virginia, where they expect to make their future home. The Union wishes them happiness. Vernon-Heratb. John T. Vernon and Ida C. Heruth were married on Thanksgiving day at the home of the bride's parents in Greenbush, and many relatives and friends of the young people were present at the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Eugene Ahl of the Princeton German Lutheran church at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The bride's attendants were Emma Ray man and Ida Vernon and the groom was attended by Paul Heruth and Marion Shrode. A reception followed the ceremony and a bountiful wedding feast was provided by the parents of the bride. Wedding presents in great variety were bestowed upon the young people by their friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon will make their home at Warba, Minn. The Union congratulates the young couple. Judge A Nye Addresses Audience. At the Congregational church on Sunday evening Judge Carroll A. Nye gave a very interesting talk upon his experience and observations dur ing his circumnavigation of the globe. In his address Judge Nye demon strated that he is a close observer and that he possesses a remarkable mem ory for details. He described the customs of the inhabitants of the various countries which he visited, gave an account of the daces of note and lucidly explained everything which he considered would prove of interest to his hearers. It was a most instructive address and the people of Princeton owe Judge Nye a debt of gratitude for his kindness. Celebrate Silver Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grapentine of Princeton township celebrated their silver wedding last eveningthey were married in Germany on December 6, 1886. Many friends and neighbors of the good people were present to con gratulate them and a very pretty wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. Eugene Ahl of the German Lutheran church, Princeton. It was a truly delightful event, and Mr. and Mrs. Grapentine were presented with many tokens of esteem in the form of silverware as mementoes of the happy occasion. A bountiful supper was served by Mrs. Grapentine, which was followed by a pleasant period of sociality. Best Show of the Season. In writing to Manager Brands con cerning Will H. Bruno and his com pany, to be seen at the opera house for three nights starting next Monday night, Manager Hanson of Rush City says: "Bruno has given us the three best shows we have ever had here. Every one of the plays is new and the company exceptionally strong in all of them. It is the first show I have seen in years which did not have one poor actor." Like letters have been received from every part of the state, and it is very evident that a treat is in store for our theater-goers in the engagement of this company. A Peculiar Accident. Frank Schilling, who is visiting Louis Larson at Park Rapids, was last week prevailed upon to lead an orchestra at a classy dance. Frank, as is his custom, mounted a chair, tuned up his fiddle, and started the music. Frank is a wonder when it comes to leading an orchestra but he has one faulthe sways to and fro more than is necessary. While en gaged in this motion the chair upon VOLUME XXXT. NO. 50 which he was standing collapsed and skinned his shins. But this was not the worst of ithis Sunday pants, which were built to fit snugly on the other side, gave way and Frank was in consequence greatly abashed. However, his brother musicians were equal to the occasion and threw a big fur overcoat over him. Thus ca parisoned he left the hall and failed to return. He said he had been sufficiently humiliated for one night. Recital by Miss Peterson. Miss Frances Peterson, formerly principal of our high school, will give an evening recital on "Hia watha" at the high school assembly room on Friday evening, December 15. This recital will have a musical accompaniment. Miss Peterson was a fine elocutionist when in Princeton and has been doing special work along that line for the last three years. The following is from the Monticello Times: The "Hiawatha" recital at the Presbyterian church last evening was one of the most delight ful of the entertainments of the season. Miss Peterson showed a dis criminating and delicate conception of the beauties and the pathos of the great poem and she had the elocu tionary training to present to her audience her own interpretation of the thoughts of the poem. Finds Honey fn the Chimney. Upon kindling a fire in a fireplace which had not been used during the summer B. Fritzell of Green lake dis covered that the chimney was ob structed and he proceeded to ascertain the nature of it. He then found that a swarm of bees had taken possession of the chimney and manufactured several pounds of honey. Mr. Fritzell managed to save eight pounds of the product and thinks there must have been at least 15 pounds there before the heat and smoke destroyed a por tion of it. Lecture by Frederick S. Attwood. Frederick S. Attwood, known as "The Blind Optimist," will give his great lecture on "Happiness" at the Knights of Pythias hall next Tuesday evening. A committee of the lodge has been appointed to issue invita tions to the lecture. Mr. Attwood has attained much fame in the lecture field and the sub ject upon which he will discourse next Tuesday is considered bis best. Music will be furnished by the Princeton orchestra. Horses That Will Suit You Last Monday my special represen tative arrived here with a carload of young native mares which are strong, sound, and adapted to vari ous kinds of work. They have been selected with great care from among hundreds by an expert horseman and they will stand close inspection. On the whole these mares cannot be ex celled in this part of the country. Call at my barn on Monday and judge for yourselves. 47-tfc Aulger Rines. Fred Hass Throws Bell At the armory on Saturday evening Fred Hass engaged in a wrestling contest with Jack Bell of Boston and threw him in two straight falls. The time was 7 and 2 minutes respectively, and the hold with which the heavy weight was thrown was the body lock. Hass displayed some pretty scientific tactics in his contest with Bell and seemed to throw his op ponent with comparative ease. A Prime Bunch of Horses A carload of horses, the greater proportion young mares, have been received at our barn and are being sold at reasonable prices. They are all young, sound native horses, suita ble for farm work and general pur poses. If looking for reliable horses call at our barn and look over this bunch. 45-tfc King & Kaliher. Odd Fellows Elect Officers. The local Odd Fellows lodge on Monday evening elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Noble grand, J. A. Ross vice noble grand, Wm. Steadman secretary, F. C. Foltz financial secretary, J. C. Herd liska trustee for 18 months, R. D. Byers. G. A, Election. Wallace T. Rines post, No. 142, G. A. R., will hold its regular meeting next ^Saturday, December 9, at 2 o'clock. As the annual election of officers will be held at that time all members are urged to be present. F. A. Lowell, Commander. A. Z. Norton, Adjutant. AT NOSTHWB8TEBN HOSPITAL. Dr. Cooney- performed surgical operations upon the following patients during the past week: Mrs. John Looney, Zimmerman Mrs. Adolph Holm, Dalbo Mrs. Halvor Stinson, Princeton Henry Kunkel, Princeton. The last named operation was for appendicitis.