Benton County, MN
Benton County News.
SAUK RAPIDS, Nov. 30—(Special)—The regular term of court for Benton County convenes next Tuesday, Dec. 4, with Judge D. B. Searle on the bench. There are forty-three civil and six criminal cases on the calendar. Among the important ones to come up for trial is a $5,000 damage case against the Great Northern Railway company, the action having been instituted in Stearns county and later transferred to Benton. There are ten tax cases to receive attention, and the one of the village of Rice against John B. Schonler, chairman of the town board of Langola, promises to be lively. The action is brought to compel Mr. Schonler to sign an order for $1,000 balance due for the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at Rice. Among the criminal cases are Harry Gordon, charged with seduction under promise of marriage. Offie Hubbard for robbery in the first degree, Edward Briggs, grand larceny in the second degree.
The marriage of Charles Schuman, of Graham and Miss Louise Sauer, of Langola, was solemnized by the Rev. Mr. Ewen, pastor of the Evangelical church. After the ceremony a bounteous repast was served to a large circle of friends and relatives. The happy couple left immediately for Iowa on a two weeks’ trip. Both bride and groom are prominent in the county.
WANTS THE BONDS SEVERED.
Alaska Man Seeks Divorce From His Wife, Living at Glendorado.
SANK RAPIDS (sic), Nov. 30.—(Special)—Peter E. Broberg, who until 1897, was a resident of Benton, has instituted proceeding in an action for divorce against his wife, who resided in Glendorado. Mr. Broberg is now holding forth at Dawson City, Alaska, where he is reputed to be amassing considerable of a fortune as a result of being interested in several business enterprises.
Reynolds & Roser, the St. Cloud attorneys, have been engaged to plead his case, and in the complaint of file in the clerk of court’s office, Iver Skoen, is made a co-respondent. The age of litigants is given as thirty-six and forty-five years respectively. Broberg demands the custody of the son, thirteen years old, and also prays that the erring woman have no interest in the 160 acre farm.
Mrs. Broberg denies the allegation that she has been other than a faithful and dutiful wife, but on the contrary, asserts that last September she went to Dawson to join her husband and upon reaching there discovered to her sorrow and indignation that he was co-habiting with another woman and had been for some time. She will, therefore, contest to the bitter end, any attempt at her husband securing a separation, and especially as since her right to a partial ownership in the farm is included in the proceedings.
The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, MN) Saturday, 1 Dec 1900, page 3
Transcribed 9 Jun 2020 by William Haloupek
Updated 9 Jun 2020 by William Haloupek
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