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Last Case on Calendar is Disposed of
and Judge "Roeser Leaves for
His Home in St. Cloud,
Jury in Number Ten Ditch Case Re-
turns a Verdict in Favor of
Plaintiff in Sum of $200.
District court concluded its work
at 9 30 o'clock this morning after
being in session more than eight
days, four of which were consumed
in trying the No. 10 ditch case, and
Judge Roeser left Princeton for his
home at St. Cloud on the 10.42 train
Court Reporter Woodward autoed to
St Cloud last evening. Cases dis
posed of since Union went to press
last week
County of Mille Lacs %s. S.
Kennedy and the National Surety
company of New York. Action to
recover $1,000 for cost of preliminary
survey of ditch No. 10. E. L. Mc
Millan tor plaintiff, J. F. D. Meighen
for defendant Kennedy, and Henry
A. Morgan for the defendant surety
company. The jurj, after being out
all night, returned a verdict this
morning in favor of plaintiff for $200.
A stay of proceedings for 60 days was
A short history of the No 10
ditch case from the time of its m
cipiency is hereunder given:
Ditch No. 10 was originally peti
tioned for in the fall of 1908 by Chr.
Carl Eberhardt et al. In the spring
of 1909 S. Chapman was ap
pointed engineer and, after complet
ing a survey of the proposed ditch,
he tied his engineer's report with
Countv Auditor Doane on May 23,
1911 The viewers appointed on this
ditch bj the board of commissioners
weie Jas. R. Edmunds, Peter Jensen
and E. P. Olson, who proceeded to
view the proposed ditch and assess
the benefits and damages as required
by law
Engineer and viewers, in their re
port, found that the proposed ditch
was feasible and necessary for the
public benefit and utility, and rec
ommended that the ditch be con
structed according to said report.
The matter came on for final hear
ing before the county board on July
12, 1911. At said hearing all inter
ested landowners along the proposed
line of the ditch, together with the
engineer and viewers, were present
and the matter was thoroughly
argued. It was brought out at the
hearing that about three-fourths of
the interested parties were opposed
to the ditch on account of its being
too costly. The board attempted to
compromise on the proposition and,
in so doing, lost jurisdiction as later
New proceedings were then started
by Chr Carl Eberhart et al. with a
view of reducing the size and cost of
the ditch to overcome the opposition
which had developed at the first
final hearing The board then re
appointed R. S. Chapman as en
gineei on the ditch and he refused
to serve consequence of his being
particularly busy at that time with
state highway work.
The board then appointed S. L.
Kennedy as engineer to make a re
survey of the proposed ditch in ac
cordance with views brought out at
the final hearing on the Chapman
survey the understanding being
that the size and cost of the ditch
was to be reduced.
Kennedy made a new survey and
the same viewers who acted in the
first proceeding were appointed and
acted in the same capacity in the
second proceeding. The engineer
and viewers completed their work,
filed their report, and the matter
came on for final hearing before the
countv board on May 27, 1912. At
this hearing it was brought out that
Engineer Kennedy had extended the
Chapman survey from its source
about 4 miles additional and that
his plans and specifications called for
a dredged ditch, which it was esti
mated would cost $11,000, whereas
the Chapman survey called for about
a $4,800 ditch. The board rejected
the Kennedy sui vey on the grounds
that it was too expensive, too big a
proposition, and not what the land
owners wanted.
The county board then brought
action against Chr. Carl Ebei-hardt
et al. to recover on petitioners'
bonds for costs of preliminary sur
vey, and this case came up for hear
ing at the April, 1913, term of court,
when defendants' motion for judg
ment on pleadings was granted.
At the present term of court the
county board brought action against
S. L. Kennedy and the National
Surety company of New York to xe-
cover for the cost of preliminary sur
vey, amounting to about $1,000.
Charles A. Geddes vs. Jacob Van
Rhee and C. E. Erickson. Action
to recover $1,000 on land deal, plain
tiff claiming that defendants acted
as his agents and bought the land
for $1,000 less than they charged him
for the same. On the other hand
defendants claimed that they were
independent dealers, or middlemen,
and hence not liable to plaintiff for
profit they made in the transaction.
"E. L. McMillan for plaintiff, J. D.
Sullivan for defendants. The jury
returned a verdict for defendants.
H. M. Sigler vs Glendorado Farm
ers' Mutual Fire Insurance com
pany Action to recover insurance
on property where policy is claimed
to have not been transferred. E. L.
McMillan and S. Skahen for
plaintiff, Olin C. Myron for defend
ant. Continued to next term of
Andrew Milne vs. Edna B. Hull.
Action to foreclose on mechanics'
lien. J. C. King and E. Mc
Millan for plaintiff, G. A. Will for
defendant Continued by stipula
tion of parties.
Philomene Kennedy vs. John Ken
nedy. Divorce. J. D. Sullivan for
plaintiff, E. McMillan for de
fendant. Tried by court and decree
ordered for plaintiff.
J. H. Hoffman vs. J. M. Johnson
and J. C. Olson. Action to recover
value of a harness. E L. McMillan
for plaintiff, S. P. Skahen for defen
dant Johnson. Settled by stipula
Court Notes.
Deputies Tom Kaliher, William
Cordiner and Peter Olson all per
formed their duties with credit.
Attorneys Henry A. Morgan and
John F. D. Meighen of Albert Lea
were among the out-of-town lawyers
attending court this week.
Bob Clark, who as special deputy
has officiated for over 30 terms of
court, was on the job at this term
rendering his usuaf valuable services.
The boys at the court house
missed the presence of Philip Wood
ward, jr., at this term. He has ac
companied his dad upon several oc
casions and is a general favorite.
Bob King, clerklof court, is a most
experienced official and a gentleman
at all times willing to impart in
formation to those who seek it. Bob
is well versed in court procedure.
In E. L. McMillan, county at
torney, the county has an experi
enced and valuable man. Hi& cases
are all conducted in an able manner,
and there are but few of them in
which he does not win.
Miss Carrie Hansmeyer, deputy
clerk of court, is a valuable assis
tant to her chief, Bob King. Being
thoroughly familiar with court work,
she performs the duties of that
office in a manner satisfactory to
Philip Woodward, court reporter,
was officiating at this term and he
has numerous friends in Princeton
who are always pleased to greet
him. Philip is a genial, obliging
gentleman besides being an expert
court reporter.
As sheriff of this county Harry
Shockley has always made good. He
is not one of the officious, notoriety
loving sort of public officers, but per
forms his duties quietly and well.
When he goes after a man he usually
gets him, but he is unostentatious
his method of so doing. Mille
Lacs county has an 'efficient sheriff
in Harry Shockley.
At every term of court a deal of
amusement is created in the process
of naturalizing aliens. For instance,
the judge asked an aspirant for
citizenship whether he knew any
thing about the constitution of the
United States. I ban knows nuttin
abote de constepashuns of de Junited
Stets," was his answer, "but ju was
tew smart, I tank." "Were you
ever arrested?" asked the judge.
"Yah, yudge," replied the fellow
questioned, I ban in yail once."
"For what?" asked the judge. I
ban scrap a feller," was the reply,
"and I scrap him tew a standup, I
Judge John A. Roeser of St.
Cloud, who presided at this term
of court, Is not only a most able
jurist but an affable gentleman.
When practicing as a lawyer Mr.
Roeser gained a wide reputation for
ability in his profession and as a
judge his popularity is rapidly grow
ing, for be is absolutely fair and
just in all his decisions. The people
of the Seventh judicial district are
particularly fortunate in securing
him as a successor to Judge Myron
D. Taylor. In Princeton
although this is only the
term of court over which
Roeser has presided here,
made many friends.
he has
Alonzo Kessler of North Dakota
was operated upon yesterday morning
for appendicitis, Thos. Tellefson of
Blue Hill for appendicitis, and Mrs.
Chas. Nordstrom of Foreston for
cancer of the breast.
Henry Papenhausen underwent an
operation on Sunday for the removal
of a gangrenous ruptured appendix.
He was ill three days and very little
hope was entertained for his recov
ery, but his condition has greatly
Mrs. L. J. Spech of Elk River en
tered the hospital on Tuesday for
medical treatment.
Sven Johnson of Greenbush, who
was operated upon last week for ap
pendicitis, is convalescent.
Clara Strand, aged 2 years, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Strand
of Santiago, who entered the hos
pital on Tuesday, is very ill.
Ready to Go to the Front.
Bob King is a genuine patriot. He
says that should the United States
be called upon to take up arms
against Mexico he is willing to
operate a gatling gun although he is
not very good on forced marches
and Jim Hartman, another patriot,
declares that within a few daysas
soon as he eradicates the excres
cences from his feethe will be
ready to start for the front. The
Union forceincluding "the old
man" and Snipsis also prepared
to close up shop and go into action.
Down with Mexico!
Quick Meal Range Demonstration.
The demonstration of the Quick
Meal range at the Caley Hardware
company's store attracted many
people this week. William Rose,
direct from the factory at St. Louis,
is demonstrating this rangeof
which there is none better made
and waitresses are serving coffee and
biscuits to whomsoever desires a
light luncheon. The demonstration
will continue throughout the week,
and since the opening 15 ranges have
been sold.
The Quail Season.
In response to many inquiries re
garding the Shooting of quail, the
law provides that they may be killed
during the months of October and
November. Partridge, ruffled grouse
and pheasant may also be shot dur
ing the same period. The law also
provides that only one deer can be
taken by each person during the
season, which opens on November
10 and continues to the end of the
Returned to Asylum.
Raymond Davis of Milaca. aged 40
years, was brought before Judge of
Probate Sanford on Saturday and
recommitted to the state hospital
for the insane at Fergus Falls. On
October 9 Davis was discharged from
the asylum after being an inmate
for three years, but he became
violent and it was found necessary
to return him. Sheriff Shockley
took him to Fregus Falls on Sunday.
His Prayers Answered.
After praying for 14 consecutive
nights for snow. Charley Gaulier told
us on Tuesday that he was glad his
prayer had been answered, as his
knees were getting mighty sore and
he was growing impatient. I
always pray for snow early in the
fall,"said Charley, "for snow de
stroys the infernal grasshopper
Hard Fall on Roads.
This has been an exceptionally
hard fall on roads on account of so
much rain. The only roads that
stand up in all kinds of weather in
clay, gumbo or sandy soil are the
roads that are well drained, properly
rounded up and surfaced with
crushed rock or gravel. I will re
quire time to build such roads but a
_good beginning should be made next
Sam A. Abrahamson of Greenbush
and Rose M. McGuire of Santiago
were married by Rev. John A. Le
Vine at his residence yesterday
afternoon. The witnesses were
Tellef Tellefson and Anna Lofty.
The young couple have gone to the
state of Washington, where they in
tend to reside. -v"
Big Sale on Millinery.
Commencing on Saturday, Novem
ber 1, and lasting 10 days, I will
hold a cut-price sale on trimmed
hats fancy feathers and shapes.
Come in and look over my line be
fore buying elsewhere.
Mrs E,
Princeton High School Football Team
Skunks the Hinckley Eleven
11 by a Score of 32 to o.
Team Goes to Elk River on Saturday
to Take a Second Whack at
ft the Boys of That Place.
Last Saturday's football game at
the local fair grounds between the
manhandlers from the Hinckley high
school and the athletes of the local
institution of learning proved TO be
a one-sided, jug-handled affair and
a clean-cut victory for the home
boys by the score of 32 to 0. The
Princeton backfield men proved too
fast for the Hinckley defense and
skirted the ends for large gains and
plowed off tackle for considerable
yardage, as the dredge men would
When the Hinckley defense started
to tighten up and hold the fleet
footed Princeton backs Mons. Umbe-
hocKer, commonly known as Dave,
would display good generalship by
opening up the drawn-in defense by
a series of well-executed forward
passes that netted many yards for
the "orange and black and brought
about several of the touchdowns.
Th& Princeton line also did some
stellar work in this game. When in
possession of the ball they held back
the enemy sufficiently long for the
backfield men to get their plays go
ing in good shape, and when on the
defense they charged low and hard
and broke up many of the Hinckley
plays before the interference could
even get started.
At the end of the first half the
score stood 12 to 0 in favor of the
locals, they having scored two hard
won touchdowns during this period
of play, one coming in the first
quarter and the other in the second.
Hinckley played theii best game in
the first half and made the locals
extend themselves to the limit to
get their two touchdowns. In the
second half Hinckley began to
weaken and before- the game was
over^^rinceton had scored
mom- touchdowns, two of
Umbehocker converted
inter goals,
score, Prince- bringing up the final
ton 32, Hinckley 0.
On the coming Saturday Princeton
will journey down to Elk River to
play a return game with the Sher
burne county lads, whom the locals
met and defeated 12 to 0 earlier in
the season. With Elk River playing
on their home grounds and before
their home crowd, they may prove a
hard nut for the locals to crack, but
Coach Davis and his band of husky
warriors will entrain for Elk River
next Saturday with the firm deter
mination of giving the Elk River
lads the game of their lives.
Good Roads Prevent Disease.
Few persons, on first thought,
would see any possible connection
between good roads and good health.
Yet the state board of health of
Kansas says that good roads can and
will prevent disease. How? By the
removal of weeds and trash. Weeds
and trash prevent the prompt evap
oration of moisture and promote re
tention of ground water. This
makes ideal breeding spots for mos
quitoes, flies and other insects,
which are known as disease carriers*
not to mention chinch bugs, hoppers
and other insects which are crop
damagers. Furthermore, an under
growth of weeds invites the dump
ing of garbage and manure by offer
ing concealment, of which fact
careless and thoughtless people are
prone to take advantage, thus in
creasing the facility of insect breed
ing and providing these insect car
riers with proper material for
disease transmission. Good roads
also prevent disease by providing
good drainage. Many farms have no
means of drainage except by ditches
along roadways. Open ditches, clear
of brush and debris, with hardened
surface and proper fall, afford these
farms the opportunity oL ridding
themeslves of many a stagnant pool.
The removal of weeds, proper road
grading and surface hardening in
sures prompt drainage of all pool,
ditch and surface water, removing
the possibility of insect breeders, for
none can multiply without moisture.
Road oiling in itself is destructive of
insect larvae, especially mosquitoes
a well known fact. Dry roads offer
pedestrians, and notably children
who are compelled to walk to and
from school, dry shoes and feet.
While colds are due to specific germs,
yet it is a well known fact that cold,
wet feet and chilled limbs lower the
resistance of individuals and make
them more favorable subjects for in
fections of the respiratory passages,
including pneumonia and tubercu
losis. Good roads prevent disease by
setting an example to adjoining farm
premises. Good roads promote travel
and set an example to the farmer
whose premises are bordered by
them. The comparison of a well
graded, clean highway with an un
kempt and trashy barnyard adjoin
ing is sufficient to stimulate every
landowner to a clean-up. Pride
compels him to offer to passers-by a
neat-appearing and attractive house
and barnyard. Results are only too
obvious. Good roads are active
disease prevention agencies, aside
from their financial and commercial
value.Press Bulletin American
Medical Association.
Arthur Granger Making Good.
Mr. A. H. Granger, a graduate of
Hamline university, and well known
to many Princeton people, has
started something at Brownton,
where he is principal of the village
schools, that well might be insti
tuted by other school principals
throughout the state, as witness the
following special to the Minneapolis
"Brownton, Minn., Oct. 20.Fri-
day was a gala day for Brownton
when the public schools, under the
prmcipalship of A. H. Granger, gave
the first school fair ever held in Mc
Leod county. The spacious new city
hall was used for the occasion and it
scarcely furnished sufficient room for
the large and varied amount of ex
hibits supplied by the children of
the local schools.
"Everything that is usually shown
at the country fair was on display
even the prize pumpkin showed up
conspicuously. Work done by the
various grades was nicely displayed
besides an elegant showing of fruits,
vegetables, pastry, fancy work and
poultry, in fact everything that goes
to make a complete fair.
"The hall was thronged through
out the day and at times it was
almost impossible to gain entrance,
so eager were the residents of this
village and surrounding community
to see what the childien of the
public schools were capable of show
ing for their criticism. Two com
petent judges from the state agricul-ffhen
tural school were present and marked
the exhibits. Nearly $]00 was
awarded in prizes, this amount hav
ing neen liberally subscribed by the
business men of Brownton.
"The day wound up with a fast
basket ball game between the Brown
ton and Glencoe high schools, the
local boys winning by a score of 25
to 13.
"In the evening a fine program
was given which was arranged by
the teacheTS, and this also was very
largely attended."
Rev. Dr. Forbes Dead.
Rev. Dr. Robert Forbes, corre
sponding secretary of the board of
home missions and extension work
of the Methodist Episcopal rhurch
of the United States, died on Satur
day evening at Dr. Graham's hospi
tal, West Duluth.
Dr. Forbes was born in Ontario,
Canada, in 1844, and has been promi
nently identified with the Metho
dist church in this state for many
years. He was presiding elder of.
the Duluth district for several
years and made frequent visits to
Princeton. He was also pastor of
the leading Methodist churches in
Duluth, St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Dr. Forbes was one of the most
prominent churchmen in the country,
beloved by all the thousands who
knew him for his many noble traits
of character, his genial, kindly wit,
his never-failing cheerfulness, his
broad humanity and his impressive
personality. He was highly re
spected and admired for his great
ability and wide knowledge. As a
preacher and orator he ranked with
the foremost between the two oceans
and was always in constant demand.
Love of his work and his faithful
ness to duty hastened his end.
Would Tax Tobacco to Build Roads.
Rochester, Minn., Oct. 27.The
building of 50,000 miles of federal
road, at the expense of the tobacco
users of this country is the plan of
the National Highway association,
which is being presented in Roches
ter by G. P. Bethel, organizer for
the association, who is meeting with
good success in securing members.
In addressing a meeting of the
Commercial club Mr. Bethel de
clared that the program of the as
sociation was the only feasible solu
tion of the construction of federal
highways. At the last session of
congress, he said, sixty-three bills
had been presented from different
sections, all favoring sectional in
ways, but all met with failure.
The National Highway association
purposes to ask congress to pass a
bill for the creation of a fund of
$500,000,000, $50,000,000 of which is
to be spent each year upon the build
ing of 50,000 miles of road, which
will touch every congressional dis
trict in the country. The associa
tion proposes an ad valorem tax
upon tobacco to raise the amount.
Mr. Bethel stated that the country
had about completed the building
of the great canal at an immense cost,
that annually large sums were spent
on rivers and harbors, promoting the
sectional interests only, and that
now it was time for the nation to
join in the movement for good roads
which affects every section of the
country. He believed that good
roads are great factors in education,
citing the fact that in the isolated
districts, in the mountain countries,
where good roads were unknown, are
found the communities of greater
Bunged Up the Machine.
George Palthen was arrested on
Saturday upon complaint of A. S.
Mark, on a warrant issued by C. A.
Dickey, charging said Palthen with
taking Mr. Mark's car from the barn
which he rented from Palthen and
greatly damaging the same. Upon
several occasions, says Mr. Mark, he
had found his machine out of run
ning order and had accused his son,
Bert, of overindulgence in joy rides,
which Bert denied, but at this par
ticular time he caught Palthen red
handed. Palthen, he says, took out
the car on Friday night, broke the
connecting rod and coil, burned out
the engine, lost the lamp, horn and
one tire, and appropriated the core
plug from Tom Kaiher's machine
which is of similar makeas that
on the Mark machine had been re
moved as a precautionary measure.
Palthen was brought before Justice
Dickey on Saturday evening, waived
examination and was released on his
own recognizance to appeal for a
hearing upon the following Wednes
dayyesterday. In the meantime
the wife and mother of defendant
called upon Mr. Mark and. with
tears in their eyes, pleaded"" for
leniency^ promising to see that Pal
waft removed from Princeton
onto a farm. Having known the
family for a number of years and
feeling sorry for the wife and
mother of defendant, Mr. Mark
promised them that he would let
the case drop.
Farewell Party.
The "Girls of the 60's" were in
vited to partake of the hospitality
of Mrs. Eva Keith at her cosy home
last Saturday evening, the special
occasion for the assemblage being a
farewell to Mrs. Mary Rines. who
has now left for the west to repeat
her sojourn of a year ago in Los
Angeles. Not all the members could
be present, but those who were so
fortunate as to be there report a
most enjoyable time. The hostess
is justly famed for the excellence of
her cuisine, and the refreshments,
both as to quality and manner of
serving, were faultless.
Just "visiting" was the order of
the evening and this was enjoyed to
a late hour. Indeed, the "edge" of
the Sabbath was almost
when the company finally dispersed
with a "speed the parting guest" to
the sister who, though absent
through the coming winter, will
return with the birds and the
flowers of the balmy springtime.
New Farm School Schedule.
A new plan is to be tried in giving
the farmers' short courses at the
state agricultural school. Tenta
tive plans are to give one week's in
struction in horticulture, poultry
and bee keeping, to devote another
week to crops and seed testing, an
other to dairying and veterinary
work, and still another to animal
husbandry and farm management.
Formerly the various subjects have
been carried through the entire four
weeks, whereas, under the new plan,,
if a student desires to get instruc
tion only in one of the subjects to be
offered in the short course he may
attend the farm school that week.
Quentin is 'All and AIL
We should love to publish your
letter, "Dutch," anent our compli
mentary to an Irish girl the other
day, but as our paper is not asbestos
we are afraid of conflagration. We
hasten to assure you, however, that
as to the two noble nations our sym
pathies are exactly half and half.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days our middle name is Dutchon
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
it is On Sundays? Well an
Sundays rest.Quentin in Minne
Tribune. &*.+ r?-"

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