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EASTER JPVICES Elaborate Special Services in all the Princeton ChurchesBeauti- ful Floral Decorations. Especially Fine Musical Programs- Pastor of Fifty Years Ago Preached at M. E.Church. Large congregations attended the Easter Sunday services at the several places of worship in the village and special programs were presented in commemoration of the resurrection of the Savior. At the Congregational church Easter observances were largely of a musical nature. The decorations were simple but artistic. Azalitas mingled their rich red with the snowy whiteness of the EasEer lily and the green of the delicate fern, a grouping symbolical in character and coloring of the death, the resurrection and the life immortal of the Risen Savior. Special instrumental and choral selections rendered at the morning and evening services were of excep tional merit. The programs were es pecially prepared for the occasion by Mrs. C. Cooney. Rev. J. O. Fisher, the pastor, preached two impressive sermons. The Easter services at St. Edward's Catholic church were commensurate with the great feast which that church so gloriously celebrates. The altar decorations were profuse and artistic. The choir, under the direction of Mrs. Caley, was especially excellent the selections rendered being of a high classical order and most elevating in effect. The sermon by Father Levings told the story of the resurrection in that logical, forceful and masterly elo quence for which he is noted. The church was filled to its full capacity. At the Methodist church a large and appreciative audience turned out to greet Dr. Alfred Cressey, pastor of this church some 50 years ago. During his discourse Dr. Cressey reviewed a few of the interesting ex periences he had while in Princeton a half century ago. A large choir rendered appropriate music for this occasion. The church was beautifully decor ated for tLe Easter festival by the women of the congregation, which added not a little to the enjoyment of the service. In the evening the house was packed from gallery to pulpit by one of the most eager audiences which ever as sembled in the building to listen again to Dr. Cressey and to the fine cantata, prepared and directed by Mrs. C. A. Caley. About forty singers took part in this exercise and the feast it gave its hearers will long be remembered It cannot be de scribed in words. Each member was at his best and sang as though the success of the whole depended upon him alone. Much credit is certainly due the director and each one for helping to give the people who came to this church a pleasant Easter even ing Many who desired to hear this cantata were turned away by lack of room. After the cantata Dr. Cressey spoke at some length. Appropriate Easter morning ser vices, with special musical programs, were also rendered at the German Lutheran and German Methodist churches, with sermons by the respec tive pastors. Pastor Here Fifty Years Ago Rev. Alfred Cressey of Austin preached both morning and evening at the M. E. church on Sunday to im mense congregationsstanding room was at a premium. Although Mr. Cressey is 74 years of age he preaches with the vigor of a man of 30. He kept his hearers interested every minute he was in the pulpit. Mr. Cressey was pastor of the M. E. church here 50 years ago at a salary of $400 per year. The pastor age was a shell of a house and the little church was $600 in debt. All the able-bodied men except the pastor, W. F. Dunham and a few others were in the army. In talking of those days Mr. Cressey said to a Union re porter: "Bro. Dunham told me not to enlist, and if I were drafted they would meet the case. So I stayed by the stuff, women and children preached, paid the debt, bought new lots and paid for them, and moved the church into what was at that time the center of the villageclose by the present Swedish Lutheran church. The men who contributed most for the support of the church were Bros. Dunham, Goulding and Ben Soule. "A man by the name of Peterson was killed at Dunham's sawmill while home from the army on a visit. It was a sad affair. "One of the young girls who lived next door to the parsonage when I was here afterwards became the wife of Rev. Levi Gilbert, D. D., editor of the Christian Advocate at Cincinnati. "Now you have as fine a church as many cities can boast of and a live business town the Indians have dis appeared and I understand the country all around here is well settled with prospreous farmers. But I miss the old pioneeersthe Dunhams, the Gouldings, the Soules, the Gillespies, the Fullersthey are ail gone. Peace to their ashes. "Princeton was my first charge. I will be 74 years old on the 29th of this month My first license is dated at Austin, May 5, 1862, and is signed by David Tice, preacher in charge, and by Thomas Gossard, presiding elder."' Mr. Cressey left for his home at Austin today. May he remain hale and hearty for many years to come. I). By ers Sells Out Last Wednesday a deal was con sumated whereby E. Nelson & Co. of Mora purchased R. D. Byers' stock of general merchandise and rented his store building to take possession June 1. Mr. Byers is one of Princeton's oldest and best known business men. His father, S. M. Bvers, engaged in the mercantile business in 1874, and R. D. was more or less associated with him until about 17 years ago when the former retired and moved to California and the latter became sole owner and erected the present sub stantial brick building. Mr. R. D. Byers has earned a reputation as a square-dealing business man and many of his old customers will regret that he has deemed it best to dispose of his stock at this time. Mr Byers has large property inter ests here and will continue to make Princeton his home. Who Mr Nelson is. Mr. E. Nelson, who takes posses sion of Byers'store June 1, is not a stranger to Princeton. He was in business at the Ole Hedin store in Dalbo for three years and Princeton was his railroad town. He comes to Princeton with the intention of mak ing it his future home and he hopes to enjoy the good will of the business community as well as the general public. Mr. Nelson promises that he will do his part towards advancing the interests of the town and sur rounding country and we have no doubt but what he will make good. The Union bids Mr. Nelson welcome to Princeton. A Game Kooster Anybody possessed of an analytical mind of the Sherlock Holmes type on surveying the features of Guy Ewing would think that Guy had passed through a Kansas cyclone. Such is not the case, however. Last Sunday while Guy was fixing his lawn mower he was attacked by one of Herr Nach bar's Plymouth Rock chickens, of the male species, and the battle that en sued was fast and furious. The first round opened with the rooster as the aggressor and he sunk his spurs into Guy's hand, pecked his nose and tore half of his moustache out. By this time Guy was inclined to be angry and he proceeded to land a cross counter on the chanticleer's neck with a hickory club. Supposing the rooster to be dead Guy went into the house to wash and dress his several wounds. By the time this was done the rooster was again on deck and, though somewhat dazed, was crowing lustily from the top of the woodpile. Mr. Ewing shaved off what was left of his moustache, bandaged his hand and is still able to transact business. First Game of the Season. The baseball season in Princeton will open on Saturday next when the ball teams representing the Princeton and Milaca high schools will clash for supremacy on the diamond. W. C. Doane and S. P. Skahen have been coaching the Princeton boys and they have developed a strong team. The Milaca lads have also been practicing ail spring and the game is bound to be exciting and interesting. Everybody should turn out and root for the home team. The game will be called at 2 o'clock sharp. We Want More of Wagner's Kind. In renewing his subscription to the Le Sueur News, A. J. Wagner, formerly of Le Sueur county but now of Wahkon, writes: I realize that the editor has to live as well as some of us common folks our daily pro gram calls for three meals each. Well, as you will see by the letter head I moved up a peg further north and at the present time am opening an office at Wahken which is situated on beautiful Mille Lacs lake. This is rather a new town but we are going to try and push her right to the front just voted bonds to Build a modern school house to cost $23,000. Not so bad for a town less than four years old. We have about five families here from Waterville and if you don't want to lose any around Le Sueur you had better get a string on them." A Lovable Old Lady Gone. After an illness of ten weeks from cancer of the stomach Mrs. Laura E. Van Alstein passed away last Wednesday evening at the family resi dence in this village. The funeral services were held at the house Friday afternoon Rev. Mr. Fisher was assisted by the Congre gational church choir. The remains were interred in Oak Knoll cemetery alongside those of her husband and son who had preceded her. Deceased, whose maiden name was Stimson, was born March 3,0, 1831, at New London, Ohio, and was married to Byron M. Van Alstein at Addison, Michigan, January 23, 1853. They moved to Minnesota in 1855 and lo cated near lake Minnetonka, where they resided for a number of years, migrated to California in 1869, re mained there 10 years, came back to Minnesota in 1879 and located in Princeton. Mr. Van Alstein died five years ago, and a son, Clay, also died here several years ago. Three chil dren surviveJohn C. Van Alstein of Princeton Byron, of Berkely, Cal. and Mrs. Mary Daggett of Visalia, Cal. Deceased is also survived by three sisters and a brotherMrs. H. B. Cowles, Princeton Mrs. Marion Sears, Sears, 111 Mrs. Katherine Sears, Hillsborough, Ore. and Mr. Robert Stimson, Olympia, Wash. Mrs. Van Alstein was an exception ally bright and well-informed woman and was possessed of her mental faculties unimpaired until the last. She was of a lovable disposition and endeared herself to her friends and acquaintances all of whom regard her demise as a personal bereavement. Death of Albert Frank Manke. Albert Frank Manke, son of Mrs. Bertha Manke, passed away at the Northwestern hospital, Monday noon. The cause of his death was pneu monia. Funeral services were held yester day at 1 p. m. at his mother's resi dence in Princeton township, and were attended by a large number of rjelatives and friends. Rev. Eugene Ahl of the German Lutheran church conducted the services and the inter ment was in the German Lutheran cemetery. The pallbearers were Al bert Wilhelm, Reinart Weiss, Otto Weiss, Wm. Gebert, Wm. Roos and Otto Grapentin. Albert Frank Manke was born in Odry, West Prussia, Germany, De cember 6th, 1886. At the time of his death he was 25 years, 4 months and 2 days old. He came to Princeton township with his parents when a boy and resided upon their farm up to a few years ago when he came to the village where he secured employ ment on the potato market. Here he lived until cut down by death. His mother, four brothers and three sis ters survive him. The brothers are Gust, Reinhart, Fred and Otto, and the sisters are Mrs. Hulda Schilling, Mrs. Laura Holthus, and Mrs. Pauline Weeks. Albert Manke was an industrious young man, genial and affable of dis position, and he leaves a large number of friends, who, with his rela tives, mourn his sudden taking away. Death of Mrs. O Haven of Big Lake Mrs. John O. Haven died at her home in Big Lake on the 31st ult. The funeral was held from the Union church at that place on the 2nd inst., and the remains were laid to rest in the Big Lake cemetery. Mrs. Haven was born in Vermont on June 26, 1831, and was married to John O. Haven August 18, 1852the latter died several years ago. They moved to Minnesota when it was yet a territory and after looking around for a time finally settled down in Big Lake. Mr. Haven served in the state legis lature and filled several important county offices. Mrs. Haven was a lovable woman and was regarded by all her neighbors as a mother in Israel. Talk of Change in Train Service Train men say there will be a change in the running of trains on this line on and after May 1st that the present passenger train to Duluth will be discontinued and transferred to the Cambridge branch that the night train on the Cambridge branch will be run via Princeton and Milaca that a day train will run between Sandstone and St. Paul via Milaca and Princeton, etc. In any event it is to be hoped that we will have addi tional passenger servivce on this line. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1912. f, 7 A COSTL TER The District Court Concluded Its Work and Adjourned Last Friday Morning. All the Soo Railroad Fire Damages Cases Go Over Until the November Term. The district court concluded its work last Friday morning after a short term lasting a little over four days. In all there were 48 cases on the calendar, but 31 of these were suits brought against the Soo Rail road company by various persons for damages alleged to have been caused by Are to their property by defendant along its line of road. These rail road cases, in which Lane & Malm berg and E. L. McMillan are counsel for the respective plaintiffs, and John L. Srdall, L. K. Eaton and Stewart & Brower represent the defendant, were continued to the next term of court In the case of Giles C. Peake, who brought suit against the Milaca State bank, W. J. West and Chas. R. Frost to recover $5,000 damages for malici ous prosecution and false imprison ment, the jury awarded plaintiff the sury of $201. Charles L. Lewis, J. H. Whitely and E L. McMillan were attorneys for the plaintiff and Mc Donald, Bernhagen & Patterson for the defendants. Wm. C. Hopkins vs. Mialca State bank, W. J. West and Chas. R. Frost. This was a suit similar to the one preceding it, brought by a partner of Giles C. Peake to recover $5,000 damages for malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. Chas. L. Lew s, J. H. Whitely and E. L. Mc Millan for plaintiff, McDonald, Bern hagen & Patterson for defendants. After deliberating several hours the jury brought in a verdict awarding plaintiff $300 damages. L. S. Waller vs. C. H. MacKenzie and Fred R. Burrell. Suit on breach of warranty. Johnston & Dennis for plaintiff, E L. McMillan for de fea^nts. Continued byjjonsent of parties. Wm. Lipp vs. Princeton Mercantile company. Action to enforce an ac counting. M. L. Cormany for plaintiff, C. A. Dickey for defendant. Jury returned verdict for plaintiff in sum of $65. Belle G. Dickey vs. North Star Lumber Co. Suit to determine claim to title. C. A. Dickey for plaintiff, Chas. J. Traxler for defendant. De fendant failed to appear and judg ment was ordered for plaintiff. F. A Patrick & Co. vs. Henry Uglem. Suit to recover for goods sold. C. W. Stilson for plaintiff, M. L. Cormany for defendant. Stipula tion for judgment in favor of plaintiff in sum of $175 and costs. Martha Bockoven vs. Leonard Bockoven. Suit for divorce. C. A. Dickey for palintiff, E. L. McMillan for defendant. No appearance on pare of defendant and decree granted plaintiff. Good Roads Promote Courtship The writer has on several occasions in public addresses attempted to im press upon young people the impor tance of good highways in promoting courtshipa fellow is obliged to use both hands in guiding his team over rough and dangerous roads and the girl has got to take care of herself as best she canand now an eminent divine, Bishop Samuel Fallows, has come to our assistance. In a recent address at a women's convention in Chicago the bishop said: "Of course the man who is desper ately in love will not be kept from the object of his affections by poor roads, but there are many estimable young men of faint heart who might be deterred in their courting by mud dy roads. "This especially is true in the coun try whereHhe roads are often impass able after heavy rains. Good roads are necessary first to make courtship easy. After courtship comes the home and the home supports the church. So you see that the matter of good roads is really of great im portance." Caught In the Act Jay Benson, a young man who has been in the employ of Clarence Hill for several months past, was caught last Saturday night, by Sheriff Shock ley, while attempting to burglarize Mr. Hill's place of business. For some time Mr. Hill had been missing things about his place and he sus pected that Benson was the guilty party. Finally he told Sheriff Shockley of his suspicions and the result was Benson's capture. After closing hours on Saturday night Shockley entered the place by way of the basement and proceeded to hide himself. About 1:30 o'clock a window opened and Benson entered. He looked around and seeing no one started in by casting his optics around to see if by chance any money had been left where he could get it. Failing to find any money he started to pack himself down with a few bot tles of fire water, and it was at this stage of the game that the sheriff pounced upon him and took him in hand. Benson was paralized with surprise and fear when he realized that he was caught and, consequently, made no resistance. On Monday he was bound over to the grand jury, in Justice Dickey's court, and Tuesday morning he was taken to the Ramsey county jail by Sheriff Shockley to await the opening of the fall term of court. Meeting of Village Commission. An adjourned meeting of the village light and building commission was held at the office of the secretary on Friday evening, April 5. At the last meeting an adjournment was taken to Tuesday evening, April 9, but it was deemed advisable to meet on the 5th inst., in order that the members of the commission might meet with the coun cil on Tuesday evening. The bill of the Princeton Roller Mill Co.. in the^ sum of $122.79, -for coal, was audited and allowed. Motion was made by Craig and seconded by Evens that an emergency fund of $10 be transferred to the electrician for the purpose of paying local express and freight bills at the plant. Motion carried. A motion was then made by Craig that all persons who are now on flat rate for electric lights or current be instructed by the clerk, that, within thirty days from date of notice, they must install meters for the meaure ment of the current consumed on their premises. That refusal to in stall meters shall result in discontinu ance of service. Also that on and after May 1, 1912, a minimum rate of 75c per month be charged for elec tricity, whether or not the amount consumed equals that amount or not. Meters to be sold at cost, or leased at 25c per month. Motion was seconded by Evens and carried. Motion was made by Evens and seconded by Craig that 10 light meters be purchased. Motion carried. This concluded the work on hand and com mission adjourned. Village Council Meets. The first regular meeting of the new village council was held last Tuesday evening with all members present. The recorder's salary was fixed at $150 per annum, the same as last year. The treasurer's salary was set at $60 per annum and he was granted permission to buy sucil books as the office requires and charge same to the village. Ed Cilley was reappointed fire marshal of the village for the ensuing year and his salary was fixed at $25 per annum. The salaries of the village teamster and village marshal were also fixed the former to receive $55 per month and the latter $50. Recorder Umbehocker read the ap plications of five residents of the vil lage for the position of village marshal. The applicants are F. W. Milbrath, James Ludgate, J. C. Van Alstein, D. A. Kaliher and Tom Post. Umbehocker moved that Tom Post be reappointed village marshal but the motion received no second. All the applications were laid on the table until the next meeting. A number of bills were audited and allowed which concluded the work of the session and the council adjourned. Another meeting will be held tonight to act upon two applica tions for liquor licenses. Be Fair to the Cities The delegates at the Mankato meet ing of the Southern Minnesota Better Development association probably did not realize how inconsistent they were in calling on the people of the state to ratify the seven-senator- and the one-mill good roads tax amendments to the state constitution. They pro fess to fear the influence of the three large cities and want to limit for all time the rperesentation of each of the big counties to not more than seven senators. The only excuse for such action would be a fear that the cities would not deal fairly with the rest of the state. At the* same time the three big counties are asked to tax them selves approximately $600,000 a year, to be spent for good roads through out the state. The proposed one-mill tax for good roads would yield, in round numbers, $1,200,000. The three large counties would pay more than half of that sum. Ramsey county would con- $&?&&%'? F^iiffisonrA VOLUME XXXTI. NO. 16 tribute approximately $121,000 a year for good roads. Hennepin and St. Louis might get a part of their money back, but we have good roads in this county, and have paid for them. Yet we are asked to tax oursevles $121,000 a year for highway improvement in southern, central and northern Min nesota. And what is more we are in favor of doing it because we know that St. Paul's prosperity depends upon that of the farming districts tributary to this city. Still we are supposed to be so stupid that it would be unsafe for the people in the rest of the state to let us have representa tion in the senate, as they do, in pro portion to population. There probably are no advocates of the seven-senator measure who do not favor the good roads program. They should stop to realize how slim would be the chance of the good roads amendment without the support of the cities. How much support do they suppose the good roads amendment would get in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth if the people of the cities were against the interests of the coun try districts, or were to permit them selves to be guided by narrowness such as actuates those back of the seven-senator measure9 Why not be broad enough to recognize that we are all for all Minnesota .JSt. Dispatch. Paul County Commissioners Meet. County boaxd met in regular ses sion at the office of county auditor, with all members present and Chair man Cater presiding. Meeting called to order at 11 o'clock a. m. yesterday. P. P. Kjaglien, administrator of the estate of John Johnson, deceased, ap peared before the board and made a proposition to pay up the funeral and hospital expenses of said Johnson, which said expenses'had already been paid by the county. The proposition, was accepted and $58, the amount of said expenses, was paid into the coun ty treasury by Mr. Kjaglien. Mr. Kjaglien was further instructed by the board to take the proper steps for caring for and seeing to the transpor tation of the Johnson girl to certain of her relatives who have offered to care for her. Christ Hogan of Foreston made an offer to the board of $700 for the county forty in section 9, town of Milo. Said offer was accepted by the board and the required publication ordered. The application of S. G. Byerly of Wahkon to sell intoxicating liquors in said Wahkon was acted upon by the board and said application was unanimously granted. A petition from taxpayers of school district 25 asking for a reconsidera tion by the board of their final order in the matter of school district 39, was on motion laid over until the opinion of the attorney general could be ob tained as to certain phases of the organization of the new district. A petition from the town board of Milaca asking that 234 miles of road in the town of Milaca be designated as a state highway, was laid over by the board because it appeared on ex amination that certain parts of said road have never been laid out and established as town roads. Board was still in session at time of going to press. School vs. Saloons at Oilman. The row is still on at Gilman in our sister county of Benton over the re moval of the school house from its present site in the hamlet of Gilman so that saloons may operate within the law. The law provides that in toxicating liquor shall not be sold or disposed of within 1,500 feet of a school house. The burning question is, shall the saloons or the school house be moved? A special school meeting was held on Tuesday a riot ensued in which several persons were severely injured and resulted in the friends of the school house withdrawing from the meeting. The vote stood 46 in favor of moving the school house and none against. If the bill prohibiting the granting of license to sell intoxicating liquor by county commissioners, which was introduced and pushed through the house at the last session of the legis lature by the publisher of the -U i n, had become a law, all the trouble at Gilman would have been avoided. Needs a Little Fixing Up. Mr. W. T. Kerr, road expert em ployed by the highway commission, came up from St. Paul last evening and inspected the crushed rock work on the Germany road and the Cravens hill. He says a few loads of gravel are needed on the Germany road, the gutters on the hill should be cleaned. out and the road thoroughly rolled. A little attention bestowed upon that road now will put it in fine condition**-