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- - 1905 - - ATTORNEY IS FINED (Fred B. Phillips)
Source: Rosebud County News (Forsyth, MT) November 16, 1905; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

St. Paul Man Held in Contempt in Judge Webber's Court.
Redwood Falls, Minn., Nov. 12-Fred B. Phillips, a young St. Paul attorney, was fined $250 for contempt of court by Judge Webber in the district court yesterday. An alternative was six months in jail. Either is the limit in such a case. Phillips immediately took an appeal to the supreme court. Phillips, with E. S. Cary of Minneapolis, has been engaged for a long time in attempting to prevent the Mos of Sleepy Eye from obtaining absolute control and possession of 400 acres of land in Springdale township, this county, valued at $16,000, for about $6,000. The land formerly belonged to Phillips' father, Rev. Robert Phillips, a superannuated Methodist minister of Ceylon. During the harvesting of the crop this year Hans Mo got out an injunction restraining the Phillips people from interfering with him in the cutting and threshing. When court opened here on Wednesday Mo submitted an affidavit to the effect that he had been interfered with by Fred B. Phillips, and asked that the latter be punished for contempt. The testimony of Mo was offered and Judge Webber adjudged Phillips guilty of contempt and imposed the fine of $250, or six months in jail.



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