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VILLAG E JiLECTMS Robert D. Byers Elected President of Princeton Village and Armory Proposition Carries. Returns From Other Villages in flille Lacs County Forwarded by Special Correspondents. It was a hotly-contested but good natured battle of the ballots that was waged in Princeton village on Tues day, and a large vote was polled 3S0. A year ago the members of the present council were elected by majorities of three to one all the members were candidates for re-elec tion, but the verdict rendered at the polls in 1911 was reversed, and none of the old members were returned. The friends and adherents of the old council made a game fight and for a moment relaxed their efforts until the polls closed. The citizens' ticket was headed by Robert D. Byers, one of our oldest and best known business men. No one could truthfully say aught against him. President of Village Council Robert Byers Pennison Trustees A McRae Hummel A Davis M. L. Wheeler Ernest Moeger W Fredncks. Recorder Grover Umbehocker Treasurer Otto Radeke. J. C. Herdhska.. Justice of the Peace A Dickey Constable Fred Young Jos. Leathers In favor of armory Against armory Total vote cast, 380 OnamiaPresident, J. A Cajacob trustees, G. Covill, Silas Lund A Fisher: recorder, Eugene Gravel treasurer. F. Warren justices, S. Farrington, G. W. Davisconstables Orrin Love, George Pry. Citizens Caucus The largest and most thoroughly representative caucus ever held in Princeton was that which assembled in the court house hall on Monday evening to discuss village affairs and nominate a non-partisan citizens' vil lage ticket. Only a few hours' notice by hand bills had been given, and the hall was crowded. It was a thorough ly representative assemblageminis ters of the gospel, Every man on the citizens' ticket with taining money from the Milaca State the exception of the candidate for treasurer, Otto Radeke, was elected. The old treasurer, J. C. Herdhska, was re-elected by a small majority. By mutual agreement the question of whether the village should aid in the erection of an armory was sub mitted to the voters for an expression of opinion. The words "For Armory'' and "Against Armory" were printed on each ballot. The re sult was extremely gratifying to the militia boys228 for and 54 against 98 did not vote either way. The vote in detail: ..204 .175 203 200 195 .181 179 171 ..358 ..188 ..190 374 .204 171 228 54 MilacaPresident, Alfred Olson trustees, R. L. Cramb, Wm. Trumble, Gust S. Johnson recorder. W. A. Eriekson treasurer, A H. Dahl strom justice of peace, A. J. Thomas constables, Jos. Schmitz, Elmer Gard ner For license, 81 against, 126. ForestonPresident, Harry Lock wood trustees, Charles Schwartz, Fred Samuelson, Stanley Knovik recorder Sylvan Sheets treasurer, Albert Morehouse. For license, 46 against, 11 professional men, Don't Give Up the Farm. Somehow it goes against the grain every time I see posters announcing an auction .sale of stock, machinery, household goods, etc., on a farm by the owner who has disposed of his land. 'Pon my word 1 feel sorry for him. Just the other day a farmer acquaintance who came to the printery after his auction bills said laboring men and business men from I noon.Cambridge Independent-Press every section of the village were, March 7 present. Dr. H. C. Cooney presided and Clifton Cravens acted as secre tary. Talks were made by E. L. McMil lan, J. J. Skahen, T. H. Caley, D. A. Kahher and others. It was the unani mous sense of the caucus that the best interests of the village demanded that a council should be chosen that would worjs harmony with the water and light commission. A vil lage ticket was nominated, and with one exception, that of the nominee for treasurer, the action of the caucus was ratified by the voters at the polls next day. to me, I made a mistake when I traded my farm for city property. It is costly living in the city. When I was on the farm I didn't notice the expense as I raised about all that I wanted to live on. Now I have to buy everything and it costs a pretty Bring Salts for Damages Papers have been filed in district court here in a suit brought by Giles C. Peake against the Milaca State bank, W. J. West and Chas. R. Frost, for $5,000 damages on account of malicious prosecution and false im never prisonment in the latter part of Janu ary, 1912 Papers have also been filed in a similar suit brought by Wm. C. Hopkins against the same defen dants for a like amount of damages. These suits grew out of the arrest of plaintiffs on alleged charges of ob bank by means of false representa tions and pretenses in regard to a draft. It appears in the complaints that the respective plaintiffs were arrested and imprisoned for several hours and that the proceedings against them were dismissed without bringing the same to a hearing. They claim to have sustained heavy damages in their business by reason of such imprison ment and the publicity given to the same. Hon. Chas. L. Lewis, former justice of the supreme court, and J. H. Whitely, Duluth, and E. L. McMillan, Princeton, are attorneys for the plaintiffs, while McDonald, Bern hagen & Patterson of Minneapolis are representing the defendants. Fraud, Corruption and Debauchery Washington, March 6 President William Taft is responsible for the bill introduced in the house yesterday by Representative John Hall Stephens of Texas, providing for the repeal of the Clapp acts of 1906 and 1907, acts which threw o_pen the White Earth* Indian reservation in Minnesota. In a message from Acting Secretary of the Interior Adams to Representa tive Stephens, the president, through Mr. Adams, asked the repeal of the acts and submitted the drafts for the proposed laws repealing the acts. In this letter Mr. Adams, who is speak ing for the president, says the pas sage of the Clapp acts was followed by "an era of fraud, corruption and debauchery seldom if ever equaled in the entire history of the Indian ad ministration." The letter shows that Mr. Taft wanted the law repealed so that the lands belonging to minor mixed-bloods at White Earth should be saved to them. Another Victim of Drink Victor W. Eriekson, a young man from Braham, was killed by a north bound freight train just south of the bridge at Grasston last Saturday evening at 6:40 o'clock. The young man had been to Grasston Saturday in company with several companions and when it came time to return home on the evening train Eriekson was re fused admittance to the passenger train because he was considerably the worse for liquor. After the passenger train pulled out Victor started for Braham, walking down the track and was struck by the engine of the freight train. Deceased was 26 years of age and has a sister, Miss Minnie Eriek son, living in Minneapolis. The funeral was held from the Maple Ridge Mission church yesterday after- New Telephone Company Organized. A meeting of farmers was held last week the Gerth school house, Princeton township, and the Prince ton-Bogus Brook Telephone company organized. The lines controlled by this company consist of those known as numbers 312 and 316, which nave been withdrawn from the Carmody Tolin system The officers of the new company are as follows: August F. Meyer, president Henry Schmidt, vice president Val Sausser, secre tary William Khngbeil, treasurer Jas. ChibboJm, director. A metallic system will probably be put in within with the Tn-State lines. a short time and connection mad *u with the T-fl Village Baseball Team Proposed tato n. There is some talk among baseball is no apparent reason wh first class nine could not be selected from the material which is at hand. Princeton has some good ball players, S4sLV^?af^ 'B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MULE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 191 penny. I guess I have made a mis- has not heretofore fallen behind take and I am seriously thinking of going back on a farm." The man who has a good farm, well cultivated, and is making something besides a living, is foolish to leave *it for city life, and nine times out of ten he will feel just as my farmer friend does. Stick to the old farm is a good policy.Old Pease in the Anoka Union. many of thetn, in faet,and, it seems to us, a team capable of out classing any former club could be brought together. A good baseball club adds life to a townevery com munity which attempts to keep up to date has such a team, and Princeton this respect. ByN let all means have a village ball team. A meeting, the date of which will be published later in the Union, will be held to discuss the above proposi tion with a view of the organization of a club. James Foley Called to His Reward James Foley, a civil war veteran and a man beloved by young and old alike, passed away at the home of his son, E. H. Foley, in Zimmerman on Sunday, March 10, aged 71 years. Funeral services were held in the Catholic church at Anoka yesterday morning and were attended by many relatives and friends of this hero of many battles. James Foley was born in Essex. Chittenden county, Vermont, on September 8, 1840, and in the fall of 1862 enlisted in Company K, Fifth regiment of Vermont infantry, in which he served 21 months, at the ex piration of which time he received an honorable discharge. He was a brave fighter but was incapacitated by a wound which he received in the seven days battle at Richmond,Va. In 1865 he married Elizabeth Gaffney, and in 1886 moved to Wisconsin, where he lived one year. From there, with his family, he moved, in 1886, to Livonia, in Sherburne county, where he resided on a farm until six years ago, when he went to live with his youngest son, Edward, at Zimmer man. He is survived by seven chil dren, a brother and two sisters, all of whom were at his bedside at the time of his demise. In the death of Mr. Foley his chil dren lose a kind father and the com munity a truly good citizen. He was a man among men, generous, and honorable in all his dealings. Harvey Case Dead Harvey B. Case died at his home in Milo township yesterday. Mr. Case was 67 years of age and had lived in Milo 5 years, going there from Osage, Iowa. He was born in Connecticut. His wife and three sons, Earl and Wm. of Osage, Iowa, and Elmer of Milo survive him. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at the home by Rev. E. B. Service of the' Princeton Methodist church and the interment will be in Oak Knoll cemetery Mr. Case was a man held in high respect by his neighbors and others who knew him. The family take this means of sincerely thanking those who rendered assistance during the sickness of the deceased. )st Patrick Entertainment The St. Patrick's home talent enter tainment at the opera house next Monday evening will surely be a hum mer. The musical, literary and ora torical talent of the town will be com bined in the presentation of a pro gram of high excellence and most charming effect. An evening of genu ine pleasure awaitsi you. Don't miss it. Every number a gem. Proceeds for the benefit of St. Edward's Catho lic church. Admission 25 and 35 cents. Below is the program: PART I Orchestra Address Chorus Recitation Marcelle Ludurs ..The Day We Celebrate Rev Levings Shoogy Shoo Pa|) Ambrose Jimmie Butler ana the Owl Forrest McVicar Solo Mother McOree Mrs A Caley Piano Solo Valse Caprice Miss Scheen Cborus Seventeen Little Girls PART Orchestra Boreas Tifikans Chorus Ten Small Men Recitation Soul of the Violin Grace Dugan Solo Kathleen Mavourneen Mrs A Caley Brass Quartet Medley Chorus Gypsy's Hearts Andrews Orchestra Bird Voices VoUstedt A. Self-Hade Man. Hon. James H. Quinn of Fairmont, judge of the Seventeenth judicial dis trict, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Dunn last Thursday evening. Judge Quinn is recognized as one of the ablest members of the judiciary in this state, and one of these days will adorn a seat on the supreme bench. Had it not been for his loyalty to the late Justice Lovely he could have been nominated and elected to the supreme court in 1904. Judge Quinn is the son of a Wis consin farmer, worked his wa thr *oolatthePoynetteacade my, burned midnight oil sto acquire an education, wa admitted to the Dar appointeds district j"udge by wa enthusiasts of organizing a village Governor Clough in 1897 and has team for the coming season,yanad there been elected three times in succession andisis now serving his fourts term. I such self-mad men a Judg Quinn that the people honor. delight to TOWMPJESULTS Princeton Town fleeting is Well At- tended by Farmers and Pro- ceedings Are Harmonious. Sherburne and Isanti. Election Reports From Various Points Freer treasurer, Oscar Anderson in the Counties of flille Lacs, This year the annual town meeting for the townhship of Princeton was held in Uglem's hall at Long Siding, and there was a large number of representative farmers on hand who manifested much interest in the pro ceedings. Henry Dalchow succeeded himself on the board and Wm. Kling beil and George Schmidt held over. The tf wn ticket is hereunder given, with the number of votes~cast for each candidate: Supervisor, 3 years Henry Dalchow. 70 M. A Carlson 40 Town Clerk- Albert Kuhfield .77 Jos. Johnson ...35 Treasurer August Henschel. Ill Justice of Peace William Lipp .113 Constable Hefcry Uglem. 113 I Total vote cast 113 Afcjl o'clock in the afternoon the business meeting was called to order by August P. Meyer, who was selected moderator, and the annual report of the board of auditfinancial state mentwas read by Albert Kuhfield, town clerk. The report, which gave in detail the receipts and expenditur es and showed in a clear manner every financial transaction, was unanimous ly adopted. A synopsis of the state ment follows: by town treasurer Money received from county: April 15,1911 July 15, 1911 Dee. 4, 1911 Geo Schmidt, for gravel Bal. on hand March 7, 1911. $ 439.62 1,033.18 681.25 3.00 3,153.54 fotal $5,310.59 Orders cancel ed to Mar. 5, '12. 4,298.55 Bal in treasury. Mar. 5, '12. $1,012J A A 'perusal of this statement will sboirthat the treasury of the town ship is in a healthy conditionit gives an idea of the economical man ner in which the business affairs have been administered, and the board of supervisors is certainly entitled to credit therefor. The pound master question came up for disposal and Wm. Gerth was elected to that office. For several years past every farmer acted as his own poundmaster. It was decided that there were suffi cient guide posts in the township, and consequently no new ones were voted. A motion was made and carried that $1,700 be levied for road and bridge purposes and $350 for current expenses of the township. The following overseers were elected for the ten road districts of the town ship: No. 1, Fritz Kunkel 2, Wm. Gerth 3, Henry Holthus 4, John McCool 5, Ferd Flory 6, Otto Pols fuss 7, Wm. Seefeldt 8, Scott Bruce 9, Royal Berry 10, Ed Engelke. It was voted to hold the next annual meeting in Princeton village. After a vote of thanks to Henry Uglem for the use of the hall and the kind treatment received, the meeting came to a close. In addition to the supervisors, the town clerk, Albert Kuhfield, and the treasurer, August Henschel, are en titled to praise for the way in which they performed their duties. Two better men could not be found for the offices they hold. Green bushSupervisor for years, Chas. Solberg clerk, John H. Grow treasurer, John Teutz justice of peace, N. G. Orton constable, N. P. Olson. Road and bridge^ $974 no town revenue voted. Bogus BrookSupervisor for three *he years, John H. Hubers clerk, A. Franzen treasurer, Peter Jensen justices of peace, Otto Kuhrke, Ab palom Nelson constables, Luther Jones, M. Exstrand. Town revenue, $260 road and bridge, $700 contagi ous diseases, $150. Borgholm Supervisor for three years, John Jackson clerk, Geo. Hubbard^ treasurer, Carl Eckdall justices of peace, J. P. Billings, Fred Eckdall constable, Gust J. Ross. OnamiaSupervisor for three years, F. Young clerk, David Larson treasurer, Fred Locke justice of peace, J. H. Carr, Henry Cremer constables, Lars Eriekson, A. C. Tendergren. East SideSupervisor for three yearsr Harry Elgren clerk, O. C. 'Anderson, treasurer, Andrew Kal- berg justices of peace, Harry Elgren, Peter Sehlin constable, N. C. John son. Town revenue, $200 road and bridge, $500. Supervisors authorized to buy 10 acres of land to be used as town cemetery. South HarborSupervisor for three years, Hans Petrin clerk, Chas. assessor, Jas. Corwin justice of peace, W. S. Moses constables, Fred Miller, Ed Grant. KathioSupervisor for three years, John Faught clerk, E. E. Dinwiddie treasurer, Wm. Anderson justices of peace, R. Rudman, H. H. Aspmwall constables, Louis Mattson, Earl Rogers. Isle HarborSupervisor for three years, Chas. Tierney clerk, C. M. Halgren treasurer, J. L. Gerrish justice of peace, T. R. McCormic constable, D. H. McCuaig. Limit voted on town revenue and road and bridge funds. For fire patrol, 5 against, 58. Total vote cast, 103. Sherborne Conntj. Elk RivetPresident, Geo. E. Page trustees, B. F. Plummer, Geo. Wor dent, Ted Babcock recorder W. F. Chad bourne: treasurer, F. N. Corey assessor, B. L. Hall. For license, 60", against, 34. There was only one ticket in the field. ZimmermanPresident, H. J. Mick elson" trustees, Bert Nash, E H. Foley, Henry Swanson: recorder, W. R. Hurtt treasurer, J. A. Smith justice of peace, Dr. McKimm con stable, A. B. Briggs. Baldwin- Supervisor for three years, E. J. Latta clerk, Henry Murphy: treasurer, Martin Rossing constable, Ed Judkins. Town reve nue, $300 road and bridge, $100 ditch fund, $350. Total vote cast, 91. Cash on hand in road and bridge fund, $1,200. Blue HillSupervisor for three years, Chas. Thompson clerk, Martin Mattson treasurer, John Kaliher justice of peace, Hartman Camp. Road and bridge, $800. Pathmasters were instructed to keep the roads open and in passable condition. LivoniaSupervisor for three years, A. A. Iliff clerk, E. A. Smyth treasurer, F. J. Keasling assessor, W. R. Lovell justice of peace. I. E. W. Briggs constable, Geo. T. James. Isanti County. Cambridge President, Wm. Son eral trustees, Enoch Olsfin, A. P. Yngve, Louis Bergstrom recorder, Erick Lindahl treasurer, T. C. Blom gren justices, O. A. Hallin, F. A. Guderian constables, M. H. Strait, C. V. Ecklund. For license, 74 against, 129. IsantiPresident, N. J. Enquist trustees, O. M. Johnson, Fred Ledin, Olof Gerdin recorder, G. C. Olson: treasurer, Chas. Ekstrom justices of peace, Herman Morast, W. B. Rou vel constable, Henry Hanson. For license, 40 against, 35. WyanetfcSupervisor for three years, J. A. Moline Clerk, Ole Peter son treasurer, Dan Findell justice of peace, Geo. Tomlinson constable, Hans Rust. Town revenue, $250 road and bridge, $1,500. Gives Interestfng Talk state university, gav^ an excellent talk of one hour's duration to the high school and eighth grade pupils at the assembly hall on Friday morning. Mr. Howard's address, or a portion of it, related to the future possibilities of Minnesota. He regards this state as the greatest in the union so far as possibilities are concerned. He thinks that no Minnesotan should go three east, west, north or south, for he can find all or more in Minnesota than can be found in any other section the country. He spoke, too, of the necessity of making advancement alonDa oli in the rural districts. Let Cs Get Together It makes us weary when sneering allusions made to voters who happen to reside in the north end of i George F. Howard, a lecturer for the agricultural department of the recently brought to light, have not itnirfAMA!l __. 11 i i n*3 AtsA onT 4r\ Kinnnnl A 0f thec line of agricultural work i schools,,.~and^. particularln 0 u our village. The residents on the e*j north side of the West Branch are just as intelligent and patriotic as those of any other section of our vil lage and pay just as much taxes in proportion to their means. At the election on Tuesday the successful candidates received better support from the small home-owners on the north side than they did from the men who do business on Main and First streets: Let us have done with fac tionalism in Princeton. Let us all pull together and work for the best interests of the whole village, love one another. ifJNE^QTA ST0R1CAL *CIETY, VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 12 OPINIONS OF EDITORS Comparative Popularity. The "Gordon hat" seems to be more popular in Minnesota than the Gordon candidacy.Fergus Falls Press. S* 5 Iiet's Get the Money First. Good road money is money well in vested, but let us wait till we are snre we are going to get the money before we spend it.Cambridge North Star. Still the "Ring" Will Defeat Him Candidate Wilson says his hat has been in the ring for some time and better than that his head has been in his hat all the time.Madison Press. 5 $- 4* The Open Season for Politicians. From present indications, taking pot-shots at politicians is going to be a popular pastime for the next ten months or so.Cambridge North. Star. A Frond Prerogative The Age stands convicted of having spoken the trutha prerogative sup posed to belong only to fools and children in these days of hypocrisy. Aitkin Age. j. 4. .j. There Certainly Should, Kelley There may not be any law that would prevent a state official from employing his time in managing a political campaign, but there should be.Menahga Journal. S $- Elwell Law, Too The ditch law is coming in for a great deal of censure all over the state. The law is far from satis factory. It will be ultimately re pealed, no doubt.Winnebago Enter prise. Should Receive Every Vote The one mill road tax amendment will appear as No. 1 of the constitu tional amendments at the fall elec tion. It should receive the votes of every man in the state.Stillwater Gazette. The Most Important Comes First. We are pleased to note that Secre tary of State Julius Schmahl has changed his mind with regard to the order in which the constitutional amendments will appear on the pink ballots at the fall election. The one mill road tax will head the list, and that's where it belongs.Waseca Herald. He is a Fine Old Gentleman There isn't a finer old fellow in the country newspaper business than C. F. MacDonald of St. Cloud and the boys all think the world of him. One thing that commends him so heartily to the good will of his brother pub lisher is the kindly way in which he always refers to them in his editorial columns.Sauk Centre Herald. Will Be a Dead 'Cn Senator Clapp may well pat himself on the back and rejoice over the fact that he has a cinch on his job for the next few years. After his present term expires Clapp will be a "dead duck" for sure. His poitical plagi aries,- and his actions in other matters added aniy to hin popularity- Winne_2CT7 bago Enterprise. Would Benefit the Entire State. One of the things the voters of Min nesota should pay especial attention to this fall is the good roads amend ment, and regardless of creed, locali ty or any other excuse all should vote "yes" and thereby place on the statute books a law that would be of greater benefit to the entire state than any yet proposed.Brainerd Dis patch. Condoning Crime? John Lind, president of the board of regents of Minnesota, owes himself and the people of Minnesota an ex planation why the Bren case was so we hear cleverly compromised as to preclude anything but a farce of a trial. The anxietyt ofminds II of the people of* state.Delano Eagle. thitso the board of regents 4uca- cleari Bren has raised an ugly ques tio And That White Earth Stench, So long as Moses E. Clapp shall live the recollection of his desertion of Senator La Follette will cling to him like barnacles to a ship's hull. The world honors the memory of the hero who refuses to desert his chief and dies fighting by his side. History only chronicles with reproba tion the act of the soldier who deserts of battle.- Let us to the enemy in the heat Jjfc. Cloud rimef. 5.