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B. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year.
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.
Judge Clerk Dsputy Clerk
County Attorney
Stenographer Court Deputies
miller and Robert Clark.
Robt King
Carrie Hansmeyer
Joseph A Ross
Philip Woodward
Kaliher, Aug Eich-
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
Andrew Benson
Princeton Princeton Princeton
Borgholm Borgholm
.Bogus Brook
Bogus Brook
Bogus Brook
Page Page
East Side
Isle Harbor
South Harbor
South Harbor
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
The cases disposed of are as
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Mrs. Daniel Starff is at the hospital
suffering from an attack of pneu
Boyd Hamilton, who was at the
hospital for amputation of the great
toe on his right foot, went home yes
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
The second Tuesday in each month
was designated as the regular meeting
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
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
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
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
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:
Organ Prelude
Doxology Responsive Beading
Holy, Holy Choir and Congregation
Scripture Lesson
Solo The Heavenly Vision Norris
Prayer Song of Life Choir
Violin Solo Donald Marshall
Announcements and Offertory
Joy to the World. Choir and Congregation
Sermon Easter Hymn
Organist Mrs. BvSoule
Choir Director Mrs Cooney
Fifteen-Minute Song Ser% ice Accompanied by
Scripture Beading
And the Angel Said Solly
Prayer Violin Solo Donald Marshall
Announcements and Offertory.
Song Accompanied by Orchestra
Sermon Song Benediction
Overture Orchestra
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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