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1 DISTRICT COURT April Term Opened on rionday With Judge Myron D. Taylor* St. Cloud on the Bench. A Short CalendarCounty Attorney Decides that Calling of a Grand Jury is Unnecessary. COURT OFFICERS Judge Clerk Dsputy Clerk County Attorney Stenographer Court Deputies miller and Robert Clark. Taylor Robt King Carrie Hansmeyer Joseph A Ross Philip Woodward Kaliher, Aug Eich- PETIT JUKORS John Thoma Henry Marpe Wilson Foote A Kahher A E Hayes William Thompson John Teutz Carl Ekman George Hulbert A Doughty John Nyquist Mike Bonkowski Ole Folwick Fred Tipp Andrew Skarin Gust A Anderson S Rudisell Gust S Johnson Nels Sederquist Harry Johnson McCormic Hawes Andrew Benson Quale Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Greenbush Greenbush Borgholm Borgholm Borgholm .Bogus Brook Bogus Brook Bogus Brook Hayland Page Page Milaca Milaca Milo East Side Isle Harbor South Harbor South Harbor Onamia Judge M. D. Taylor arrived here on Monday evening's train from St. Cloud and immediately proceeded to the court house, where the session was opened by Sheriff Shockley. The judge called the calendar and adjourned court until 7:30, when a motion was partially argued in the case of Aulger Rines vs. the Great Northern Railway company. Court Stenographer Philip M. Woodward was a trifle late in arriving in conse quence of a breakdown between St. Cloud and Princetonhe reached here at 8:30. Philip usually drives across behind his family team and upon this occasion was obliged to stop at a farmer's for repairs to the harness. Mr. Woodward threatens to purchase an automobile. Aside from the Soo railroad cases, of which there are 31, the calendar at this term of court is a short one. No grand jury was summoned, County Attorney Ross having decided that it would entail an unnecessary expense to the taxpayers. There are a couple of cases for investigation by a grand jury, but their continuance to the next term will be no bar to prosecu tion. The cases disposed of are as follows: Aulger Rines vs. Great Northern Railway company. Suit to recover damages on shipment of car of horses. M. L. Cormany for plaintiff, J. D. Sullivan for defendant. Settled by stipulation Another ease of similar nature between the same parties was also settled in the same way. Armifcage vs. W. H. Ferrell. Action for $5,000 damages for alleged personal injury. Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, E McMillan for de fendant. Settled. Princeton MercanfciJe Co. vs. Wood cock &u Sellhorn. Suit to enforce an accounting Chas. A. Dickey for plaintiff, E L. McMillan for de fendant Judgment for plaintiff by stipulation. Town of Onamia vs. Town of Princeton. Action to enforce refund ment of money alleged to be unlaw fully held by defendant. Rollefl Vaaler for plaintiff, E L. McMillan for defendant. Demurrer argued and case taken under advisement. Town of Page vs. Town of Prince ton. Action to enforce refundment of money alleged to be unlawfully held by defendant. Rolleff "Vaaler for plaintiff, E. McMillan for de fendant. Demurrer argued and case taken under advisement. Town of Hayland vs. Town of Princeton. Action to enforce refund ment of money alleged to be unlaw fully held by defendant. Rolleff Vaaler for plaintiff, E. L. McMillan for defendant. Demurrer argued and case taken under advisement. John W. McClure vs. Fred Luce. Default suit in replevin. E. L. Mc Millan for plaintiff. Defendant failed to answer or appear and judgment was odered in favor of plaintiff. John W. McClure vs. Frank Baker. Default suit in replevin. E. L. Mc Millan for plaintiff. Defendant failed to answer or appear and judgment was ordered for plaintiff. Rudd Lumber company vs. Gust Lindstrand, Henry B. Cory and Mary A. Linton. Suit to enforce lien for material furnished. Olin C. Myron for plaintiff, W. Murphy for de- fendant Cory. Judgment ordered for plaintiff. The case of Giles C. Peake vs. Mil aca State bank, W. J. West and Chas. R. Frost was in the hands of a jury when the i went to press. This is a suit brought to recover $5,000 damages for malicious prosecution and false imprisonment in the latter part of January, 1912. A similar suit brought by Wm. C. Hopkins against the same defendants is pend ing. Chas. L. Lewis, J. H. Whitely and E. L. McMillan are attorneys for the plaintiff, and McDonald, Bern hagen & Patterson for the defendants. Court Notes C. J. Bergman of Isle was among those from the lake country in at tendance at court. John W. McClure came down from Onamia on Tuesday in connection with suits he had brought. Chas. L. Frost of Minneapolis, secretary of the Minnesota Bankers' association, was in attendance at court. T. E. Potts of Lawrence was in attendance at court yesterday as a witness for a friend who had applied for naturalization papers. The following persons appeared in open court and were granted citizen ship papers: Mungus S Sjodin, Onamia and Lars Mattson, Jsle Har bor. Philip Woodward, court sten ographer, is with us again, and we are always glad to meet him. He is one of the most congenial boys on earth and an expert court reporter be sides. Robert Clark, special deputy, is the right man in the right place. He is on hand at all times and, besides, keeps the court rooms neat and clean. Mr. Clark has been special deputy for many a year. Among the attonerys present at court from out of town were Olin C. Myron, Roleff Vaaler, Milaca John L. Berghagen, Minneapolis J. D. Sullivan, St. Cloud Judge Lewis, J. H. Whitely, Duluth. That big, whole-souled fellow, Sheriff Harry Shockley, is an official of which the county should feel proud. Harry performs his duties faithfully and has proven to be the best sheriff Mille Lacs county ever had. "Bo b" King, clerk of court, is also a valuable manalways at tentive to business and ever ready to give such information as lies within his sphere. Bob is an old hand at the work and there are none better. Miss Carrie Hansmeyer, as deputy clerk of court, is well qualified to perform the various duties of that un enviable position. She is a young lady of wide experience in court work and can always be depended uoon to make good. Judge Charles L. Lewis of Duluth, formerly justice of the state supreme court, is here as one of the attorneys in the cases of Wm. C. Hopkins and Giles C. Peake against the Milaca State bank et al. Judge Lewis is one of tie most able jurists in the north west. In Joseph A. Ross, county attorney, the taxpayers have a grand old man who is ever alert to their best inter ests. Mr. Ross is a man who does not believe in advising people to rush into litigation if there is any possible way of otherwise settling their differ ences. The people of Princeton always entertain a kindly feeling toward Judge M. D. Taylor and are ever ready to welcome him. Judge Taylor like his colleague in this district, Judge Nyeis an able jurist and believes in giving every litigant a square deal. Disastrous Floods In the south. Disastrous floods in the southern Mississippi valley and along the lower Missouri river. Hundreds of thousands of acres of rich farming land have been inundated and the lower Mississippi is still rising. Thousands of people have been ren dered homeless and millions of dol lars' worth of property has been swept away. AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL. Mrs. R. S. Chapman, who was operated upon for appendicitis on March 21, returned home on Sunday. Verna Townsend, who was at the hospital for surgical treatment, went home on Friday. Mrs. Jos. Payette, at the hospital for the last two weeks for medical treatment, returned to her home last Saturday. Ben Haralson was operated upon on Wednesday for chronic appendi citis and disease of gall bladder. David Looney is improving. Gustaf Adams of Blue Hill was operated upon on Wednesday for ab scess. Mrs. Daniel Starff is at the hospital suffering from an attack of pneu monia. Boyd Hamilton, who was at the hospital for amputation of the great toe on his right foot, went home yes terday. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, COUNCIL ORGANIZES Holds Its First Meeting at Village Hall With R. Byers Presid- ing Over Deliberations. Bonds of Officers Approved, Commit- tees Appointed and Prelimi- nary flatters Arranged. The new village council, consisting of Robert D. Byers, president Dr. D. A. McRae, L. C. Hummel, A. M. Davis, and Grover Umbehocker, re corder, met on Tuesday evening and effected an organization. The credentials of the councilmen were presented and approved, as were also the bonds of Fred Young, constable, in the sum of 8500 J. C. Herdliska, treasurer, $5,000 and Grover Umbehocker, recorder, $2,000. On the street committe the president appointed Messrs, Davis, Hummel and Byers, and on the finance com mittee Messrs. Umbehocker, McRae and Hummel. Other matters, such as license and printing, will be acted upon by a committee of the whole. E. L. McMillan was appointed vil lage attorney at a salary of $100 per annum. The second Tuesday in each month was designated as the regular meeting night. Several applications have been re ceived for the marshalship but the consideration of the same, together with other matters, was laid over until the next meeting on Tuesday, April 9. Andrew Bryson and Joseph Craig of the village commission appeared before the council and asked that the charge per month for lighting the streets, etc., be placed at the flat rate of $100. A motion was carried by the council to this effect. It was decided that the village at torney be requested to draw an ordi nance which shall have the effect of putting a stop to the tampering with electric wires and water pipes. Rules and regulations governing the keeping in order of the recorder's office, power house, stables, etc. keeping them scrupulously clean were read and adopted. The Village Commission The regular meeting of the Water, Light and Building commission was held at the office of McMillan & Stan ley on Tuesday with A. Bryson, E. K. Evens, Jos. Craig and Secretary Stanley present. E. K. Evens was appointed a com mittee of one to supervise and have full charge of purchasing and look ing after electric light supplies, fixtuies, outside wiring, etc. Jos. Craig was appointed a com mittee of one to supervise electric light plant and to be the purchasing agent of all fuel, oil, waste, packing, light and water meters, and all other necessary material to run the plant he to work in conjunction with the president of the committee. The following rules were adopted by a unaniomus vote, were ratified the same evening by the council, and are now in effect: All rooms in the buildings must be swept and scrubbed when necessary, and kept scrupulously clean. All loose material to be kept picked up and in its proper place. The fire department room must be kept clean, all litter and trash re moved, horses, hose wagon and ap paratus clean, in order and lined up for instant use. No one shall be allowed in or about the rooms or the building except em ployes and the officers of the village. The recorder's office, boiler and dynamo rooms will be considered to be in charge of the chief electrician. The fire department rooms, stable, jail and halls will be considered to be in charge of the marshal, and the several officers will be held re sponsible for the strict enforcement of these rules. Jos. Leathers, representing the I. O. O. F. building committee, appeared before the board with a request that a rebate be given said committee on account of the January, February and March lights, Leathers declaring that a certain time switch installed by the commission failed to work. The ex pression of the members of the com mission was that, inasmuch as a re bate of $10 was given in January, 1912, on account of said switch, they were not in favor of another rebate at this time, and advised Mr. Leathers to obtain a switch and install the same under the supervision of the superintendent of the electric light plant, the switch so installed by said commission to be returned and the I. O. O. F. building committee given credit therefor. The auditing of a number of bills concluded the work of the session and the commission adjourned to meet April 9 at 7:30 'clock. ?v ^ONA FJD E REDUCTION SALE. Blgr Redaction Sale, the Most Impprtant Event of the Year. The people of Princeton and sur rounding country are certainly going to be benefited by the bona fide reduc ing sale, which will begin on April 10, 1911, under the management of the T. K. Kelly Sales System of [New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, high-class merchandise brokers, known to be the greatest bargain givers in the north west Mr. Avery informs us that the prices quoted on his stock are in a great many instances less than he could purchase the same at the factory in case lots. His reason for making this great sacrifice sale is that he is heavily overstocked, and to consider it good business judgment to cut loose and unload the entire stock right now for whatever it will bring, when the people are in need of the goods, and he has therefore inaugurated this mighty closing out sale of his spring and summer stork in order to convert every dollar's worth of goods into cash, no matter how great the loss might be. The Kelly Sales System is now in charge of the entire store, rearrang ing and marking down at its own prices, and the instructions were to close out these lines, even to the bare walls, regardless of loss. This will give the people of Prince ton and surrounding country the greatest bargains ever placed before the public in the history of retail merchandising. This sale will surely prove to be a great boon to the people, who are never slow in taking advantage of an opportunity such as this mighty stock reduction sale will afford, and from the large number of people inquiring about the sale, and waiting for the opening day, it be speaks a record-breaking business for the Avery Clothing House. The Avery Clothing House has never carried anything but the most re liable, dependable merchandise, and we expect to see hundreds of people in attendance daily during this great sale, as the people realize, when they can purchase high-grade merchandise at less than manufacturers' cost, it is high time they grasped the chance. ft is safe to say a sale such as this comes but once in a lifetime, and the public will no doubt buy out the whole stock quickly. A large force of extra salespeople are in attendance, to be able to serve all quickly, and, as it is evident that there will be rare bargains offered we expect to see the store a mecca for hundreds of bargain seekers during the next ten days. Mr Avery tells us the sale will positively close on April 20. The Smith Menace Fellow citizensdo not say country men' Have you noted that the new senator from Arizona is named Smith0 Have you realized, patriots, that now the number of Smiths in the senate is five9 Five Smiths, gentle- men of this republic! Do you know what that means? One senator in every nineteen is a Smith' While you are busying yourselves over Taft or Roosevelt or La Follettenames uniquewithout clan to follow them, the Smiths have been slowly forming, coalescing, combining, accumulating, until we are on the verge of having a Smith machine thrust upon us' Beware of the Smith trust' Repre sentatives, governorssilent and strongthey are holding their own and getting everybody's' StopLookListen' A new state is formed' Who seizes upon it? A Smith' When the eyes of all are turned otherwise, this Smith is swiftly put into the senate! Men, if there be manhood left in the Jones or the Johnsons, or any of the Jays or othersarouse yourselves to a sense of this impending calamity! Throttle this growing tide of Smiths in the bud! Keep Ed. away from 'em! Quentin in Minneapolis Tribune. Arrested on Suspicion F. J. Quartemont, a neighbor of the Mathews family in Minneapolis, has been arrested on the charge of mur dering Alice Mathews. The evidence against Quartemont is purely circum stantial. On the fatal Saturday night the poor girl was heard to beg to be permitted to go and she would not tell, which gave grounds for the be lief that some one she knew was her assailant. The police appear to be confident that they have the right man, but they may be mistaken. The Hennepin grand jury, now in session, is sifting the evidence ad duced by the police. Take Notice Persons holding due bill chips from F. T. Kettelhodt should present the same at O. B. Newton's store at once, and all accounts owing to him should be paid on or before May I at the same place. 15-tfc EASTER INCHURCHES Special /lusfcal Program at Morning and Evening Services in the Congregational Church. Rev. Dr. Cressey Will Occupy Pulpit in Methodist Church on Sun- dayCantata in Evening. At the Congregational church on the morning of Easter Sunday the customary services will be held with special musical numbers. Renditions of vocal and instrumental music will also be included in the evening ser vices. The programs for both ser vices, arranged by Mrs. H. C. Cooney, musical director, follow: MORNING Organ Prelude Doxology Responsive Beading Holy, Holy Choir and Congregation Scripture Lesson Solo The Heavenly Vision Norris Cormany Prayer Song of Life Choir Violin Solo Donald Marshall Announcements and Offertory Joy to the World. Choir and Congregation Sermon Easter Hymn Postlude Organist Mrs. BvSoule Choir Director Mrs Cooney EVENING Fifteen-Minute Song Ser% ice Accompanied by Orchestra Scripture Beading And the Angel Said Solly Quartet Prayer Violin Solo Donald Marshall Announcements and Offertory. Song Accompanied by Orchestra Sermon Song Benediction Overture Orchestra Methodist On Easter Sunday Rev. Dr. Cres sey of Austin will occupy the pulpit in the Methodist church both morning and evening. Rev. Cressey was pastor of the Princeton M. E. church 50 years ago. In the morning there will be special music by the choir, with Mrs. C. A. Caley as musical director and Misses Lunsten and Svarry as organists. In the evening the cantata, "The Day of Resurrec- tion," under the direction of Mrs. C. A. Caley, will be rendered. Follow ing is the evening program: PART I Processional, Alleluia. Chorus Prelude Lincoln Hall Recitative, Chorus ana Solo O, Sacrd Heart Miss Lunsten Alba Svarry, Soloist Recitative The Vigil of the Temple Gertrude Neumann, Soloist Duet Sealed in the Silent Tomb Irene Jaax and Arthur Roos Chorus Seek Not the Living PART II Recitative, Chorus and Solo If We Believe Christine Wicen and Hazel Scalberg, Soloists Solo and Chorus Alleluia to the King Claude Briggs, Soloist Chorus Now is Christ Risen Maude Brown, Soloist Sermon Rev Dr Cressey Musical Directoi Mrs A Caley Organist Miss Lunsten The Sunday school will be held at the usual time, 11:45 a. m., and the Brotherhood class after the sermon the Epworth league will meet at 7 p. m. The usual low mass will be cele brated at St. Edward's Catholio church at 8:30 o'clock on the morning of Easter Sunday and high mass at 10:30. A specially prepared musical program, under the direction of Mrs. C. A. Caley, will be presented. At the German Lutheran and German Methodist churches the customary Easter services will be held, with sermons by the pastors and appropriate choral numbers. Dr. Cressey at M. E Church. Rev. Dr. Cressey of Austin will be the orator of the day at the Methodist church on Easter Sunday. He will deliver two of his master sermons one in the morning and the other in the evening. Dr. Cressey was pastor of the Princeton Methodist church 50 years ago Princeton was his first charge and some of the old-timers will prob ably remember him. The Minstrel Show. Every feature of the high school minstrel entertainment was excellent there was not a hitch in any number on the programand the participants, as well as their instructors, are en titled to much praise. A long time has elapsed since the people of Prince ton were enabled to enjoy so pleasing an entertainment as that staged at Brands' opera house on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon. It was the acme of perfection in minstrelsy, and the children from Miss Huse's room added materially to its success. These little pupils pre sented their numbers in a way that would have done credit to profes sionals. The musical selections by the Princeton orchestra were especially fine as were also the "Mutt and Jeff" stunts, which brought down the house. 'J#H The farce, "Obstinacy," was well staged and the performance elicited rounds of applause. It is hoped that ihe high school will see fit to put on another entretainment of similar nature in the near future. The sum of $168.45 was realized from the two entertainments, which will be divided among various school associations. Republican Conventions At a meeting of the republican state committee held in St. Paul on Tues day the basis, time and place of hold ing conventions was fixed as follows: Basisfive delegates for each coun ty and one delegate for each 250 votes cast on an average for the six leading candidates on the republican state ticket in 1910, which will give a total of 1,150 delegates. The time and place of holding the republican state convention to elect six delegates at large to the republican national con vention was fixed for Thursday, May 16, and at the Minneapolis auditor ium. The congressional district con ventions to elect delegates to the national convention will be held on May 15. The county conventions will be held May 13. The republican state convention to nominate state officers will be held at the auditorium, St. Paul, on Tuesday, July 2. County conventions June 28. Mille Lacs county will be entitled to eight dele gates to both the state conventions, Sherburne 8, Isanti 9, Aitkin 9t Anoka 10, Benton 9, Kanabec 8. Rip, Snort, Biff, Bane! Get out the big posters! Have the streets cleared for the parade' Wave the flags and ring the bells! How about the dynamite? See that it is ready! Will the big balloon hold the hot air? Make her stanch and tight! Where are the Abernathy kids? Is the aeroplane ready, and how about the hydroplane, to say nothing of the submarine? Americans, all who are out of office and have a score to settle with Taft, listen! I have braved the perils of sea and land in the campaign of 1910. I have kept quiet while they have been smoking me out and feel like a Susquehanna herring. I am well smoked and am now Back from Elba to fight for my heritage, which is also yours. So, "let her rip," as they say when they shoot off a skyrocket. True, a solemn promise was made in 1904 that under no circumstances would an other nomination be accepted, but at that time nobody was angry with Taft. True, another solemn promise adhering to the first was made in 1907, but what of that? The Tennis cabinet were not out of jobs. Surely little things like that should not stand in the way.New York Herald Mike Serenaded The boys who serenaded Mr. and Mrs. Charley Weeks last week also took occasion to charivari the Hon. Michael Hicks-Beach Mahoney, who is a neighbor of Mr. Weeks. Mike was equal to the surprise, however, and he and his son, Will, invited the serenaders into the house and set before them the best of everything in the line of edibles and thirst quench ers. Mike made a neat little speech in advocacy of home rule for Ireland and recited a dozen or more selec tions from the works of his favorite poet, Bobby Burns. At 4 a. m. "Auld Lang Syne," sung in chorus and in and out of tune, finished the festivities. A rendition of "The Watch on the Rhine" was suggested, but Mike ruled it out of order. Notice to the Public. I take pleasure in hereby announc ing to the people of Princeton and vicinity that hereafter Nelson's photo studio in Princeton will be open for the taking of pictures the first and third Saturday and Sunday of every month. By so doing I shall be able to serve you better than ever. You 4 are also invited to call and see the pretty new styles of pictures which I am making this spring. If you can not come on a Saturday call on Sun day, but please be sure it is on the first or third Saturday or Sunday of the month. Yours truly, 13-tfc P. J. Nelson, Photograhpher. Seberger Re-elected In one of the most spirited elections ever held in St. Cloud Mayor Peter J. Seberger was returned to office on Monday by a majority vote of 18. He received 925 votes, and his rivals, Wm. Westerman and Paul Beaudreau, 653 and 254 respectively. The election was a sweeping victory for the citizens' ticket. The mayor, com missioner and the five winning alder men were on that ticket. *ta4