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The Peachey and the Morley bills,
taking the educational institutions
from the State board of control, will be
a special order in the house at 2 o'clock
Thursday afternoon, when it is ex
pected that the board of control fight
in the house will be settled.
The house committee on general leg
islation has reported back the Peachey
bill, amended so as to take only the
State university and the normal schools
from the board of control, but giving
the board charge of the erection and
maintenance of buildings at these in
stitutions. The special boards for the
State public school at Owatonna and
the schools for the deaf and blind at
Faribault are abolished.
The Morley bill, which is a duplicate
of the Peachey bill as it passed the
senate, and takes all the educational
institutions from the board of control,
was taken from the table and made a
special order at the same time.
The senate by a vote of 30 to 23, over
ruled the report of the judiciary com
mittee which recommended for in
definite postponement Senator George
R. Laybourn's bill proposing an amend
ment to the constitution so as to abolish
the grand jury system, and ordered the
measure printed and placed on general
The four-per-cent railroad gross earn
ings tax was a special order in the
house yesterday afternoon. The bill is
that introduced by Representatrv H.
E. Fryberger of Minneapolis, but was
amended in committee so as to be al
most identical with the bill prepared
by Representative J. D. Shearer of
Minneapolis. It increases the rate of
the gross earnings tax from 3 to 4 per
cent, and leaves the basis for comput
ing of interstate earnings the same as
at present. The bill also retains the
section of Mr. Fryberger's original bill
providing that if any action is brought
to resist the payment of the tax the
company bringing the action must first
pay taxes under the old law.
The Haugland franchise tax bill
which was reported for indefinite post
ponement by the tax committee, was
placed on general orders by the house.
The bill embraces many of the features
of the tax commissioners' report which
was thrashed over by the special ses
sion last winter.
The house judiciarj committee has
recommended for passage the bill pro
viding for a third judge in the Seventh
The house killed the beet sugar
Irount.y bill last Monday, Representa
tive Tighe of St. Paul making a speech
against the bill in which he denounced
the sugar trust, and the attempt to
appropriate $19,000 out of the State
treasury to pay an illegal bounty.
The house in committee of the whole
has recommended for passage the bill
by Representative George W. Arm
strong ot Minneapolis, providing for a
convention to revise the State constitu
tion. The proposition will have to be
voted on by the people.
The bill in the senate providing that
road taxes should be paid in cash, was
advanced to general orders under sus
pension of the rules last Frida
A wolf bounty bill has been intro
duced that requires the applicant to
give all certified data, other than the
pedigree of the wolf itself. The appli
cant for a bounty must produce the head
and ears before the town clerk and in
the presence of two witnesses must
made affidavit as to the time and place
of killing the wolf, stating that he did
not intentionally permit any other wolf
to escape. The applicant must bury
the carcass. Then he is entitled to a
certificate which he may take to the
county auditor with the head. The
latter official must punch a hole at least
a half inch in diameter in each ear.
Then the applicant is entitled to $7.50
for a grown female wolf and $5 for a
male and $2 and $1 respectfully for
A bill establishing maximum rates
for the transportation of cereals has
been introduced by Representative J.
F. Rosenwald of Madison.
Another bill of interest to farmers is
the bill of Representative Hickey of
St. Paul which provides that farmers
are the be paid for the screenings and
dockage not less than one-third of the
amount paid for grain. The screen
ings are to be paid for by weight, the
same as the grain from which they
were taken. Violation is punishable
by a fine of from $25 to $100 or impris
onment for thirty to ninety days or
both. Thefinesare to go to the county
in which the elevator is located, for
bearing the expense of prosecution un
der the act, until there is a fund of $500
on hand for this purpose. The fines
then go to the c-" it road and bridge
fund. Represt tive Hickey figures
that the bill uld save more than
$1,000,000 to Minnesota, farmers.
A general appropriation bill calling
for $370,000 for the expenses of the
State govern during the two en
suing years been introduced by
Senator R. B. wev of St. Cloud.
Ex-Represents ve Jacobson of Lac
qui Parle county visited the legisla
ture last Friday. He occupied his, old
seat and was invited to make one of his
old talks, which he did. He admon
ished the house to keep within bounds
on appropriations, and to not increase
the present tax levy.
The bill by Representative George
W. Wilson of Worthington, taking the
examination of gross earnings reports
from the public examiner and placing
the work in the hands of the railroad
and warehouse commission has been
recommended for passage by the rail
road committee of the house. The
committee will also recommend for
passage the bill by Representive I. W.
Bouck of Royalton, amended so as to
prohibit the use of railroad tricycles or
velocipedes on railroad tracks without
a permit by the company operating
Senator Jepson of Minneapolis has
introduced an age-of-consent bill, rais
ing the age from sixteen to eighteen
The senate judiciary committee has
killed the bill providing for printing
constitutional amendments on separate
The legislature wants to familiarize
itself with the methods of the Minneap
olis chamber of commerce, and the
house has adopted a resolution calling
for an investigation of the same. On
the adoption of the resolution many of
the members neglected to vote, only
seventy-three yeas being recorded.
Representative Ole .Peterson has in
troduced his State highway commission
bill. The Peterson bill differs from the
senate bill in the make-up of the high
way commission, which is made up of the
state auditor, secretary of state and
one practical farmer of a different po
litical party from the two officials. He
is to be named by the governor for a three
year term, and is to serve without com
pensation except for expenses. The
board must hold regular meetings on
the first Tuesday after the first Monday
of each month. Only $4,000 a year is
appropriated for expenses, including
salary of the secretary. Before town
supervisors can petition for a State road
they must raise their third of the ex
pense. In its other features the bill
follows the senate measure, providing
a State tax of one-twentieth of a mill,
a secretary who is a civil engineer and
who is to view and approve every pro
jected road before it is ordered. Con
tracts are to be let to the lowest bidder
by the county commissioners, and they
are to employ a supervisor for each job
at $3 a day. Counties may issue bonds
to pay their third of the expense.
Representative Morley introduced a
bill creating a new State department,
to be known as "'The State Live Stock
Sanitary board," of five members, who
are to be appointed by the governor.
Of the five, three are to be live stock
breeders and two veterinary surgeons.
Ultimately they are to serve five years.
The first appointments, however, are to
be made SQ. that one member will re
tire each year. Quarterly meetings
are provided for and members are to
serve without compensation. In gen
eral the new board is to have all the
authority o\er domestic animals now
wielded by the state board of health
and the appropriation allowed the old
board for this work is to be transferred
to the new. The bill is endorsed by
the State Stock Breeders' association,
Prof. Thos. Shaw, and all who are in
terested in live stock production. The
same bill was introduced in the senate
All the bridge bills will go into the
road and bridge committee's hopper.
The committee will draft an omnibus
bill, and some of the big bridge approp
riation bills will look like thirteen
cents in the group.
A bill has been introduced making it
clear that saloons must close on pri
mary election days, by amending the
primary election law.
The bill providing for the imposition
of the death penalty by electrocution
instead of by hanging, introduced by
Representative J. R. Lewis of Duluth
has been passed by the house.
Senator Julius Coller of Shakopee in
troduced a measure creating county as
sessors for the purpose of securing uni
form assessment in townships. The
bill provides that the judge of the dis
trict court of each county shall appoint
an assessor for a term of four years, the
salary to be regulated by the assessed
valuation of the property in the county.
Senator A. D. Stephens' bill estab
lishing a State tax on crops for insur
ing farmers against hailstorms, cyclones
and tornadoes was recommended for in
definite postponement .by the senate in
committee of the whole.
The house killed the bill by Repre
sentative N. F. Hugo of Duluth, which
provided that assessments for public
improvements, levied against property
owned by companies paying a gross
earning tax to the State, should be
paid out of the State treasury. The
supreme court has held that such com
panies are exempt from the payment of
special assessments as well as of other
A bill has been introduced providing
that chattel mortgages shall be filed
with the register of deeds in place of
with town clerks.
Representative Lawrence H. John
son of Minneapolis has introduced a
bill providing that common carriers
shall run all trains transporting live
stock at a rate of not less than twenty
miles an hour. Time may be deducted
for loading and unloading, and feeding,
THE PRINCETON TJtflCKBfe
watering or" resting cattle. The-bill
provides a penalty for $5 a car for^ach
hour's delay in transporting live stock.
The bill by Representative A. L.
Cole of Walker amending the election
laws so as to allow county auditors to
distribute election supplies by regis
tered mail and requiring election re
turns to be made in duplicate by .regis
tered mail has passed the house. -3
The house has passed the bill by Rep
resentative A. J. Lohren of Waseca,
which cuts down the time polls must be
open at primary elections in small cities
and villages and county districts. The
present law requires the polls open at
primary elections from 6 o'clock in the
morning to 9 o'clock at night. The
Lohren bill makes the time practically
the same as at a general election.
Children Need Looking: After.
The UNION has -made mention of
the practice of many of the chil
dren of Princeton of hanging around
the depot during train time, especially
when the freight is switching, and of
playing about the cars. There have
been several narrow escapes recently,
and only this week a young lad barely
missed falling under the cars of the
freight as it was pulling out. He had
tried to catch a box car in the middle
of the train and missed his footing.
Now that the passenger train arrives
early in the afternoon many children
are making a habit of hanging about
the depot. That is no place for chil
dren and parents should caution their
children to remain away from the
pot and keep away from the cars. The
mangled and lifeless form of some lad
will be picked up on the tracks some of
these days and then perhaps parents
may realise the danger "of allowing
children around the trains. Keep
them away. Unless they do remain
away Agent Rice will take the matter
up with the council and have the mar
shal stationed at the depot to make an
example of a few of the reckless lads
who try to play smart about the trains.
The Chief Was Heap Drank.
County Superintendent of Schools
VanWormer returned last Saturday
from his trip to Mille Lacs lake where
he visited the schools of that district.
He found "the young idea" shooting
in its accustomed way in most of the
schools, though everything was not as
it should be in all of the schools, but a
country school cannot be expected to
be perfect in all respects. Mr. Van
Wormer said that in the stage up from
Mora Chief Wa-we-way-cumig and his
wife who with a party of Indians were
returning home after their trip east,
were passengers. He said that the old
chief was so drunk when he left Mora
that he could hardly keep his seat in
the stage. At the half way house for
dinner the chief came to long enough
to clean up the meat platter, store
away some spuds, make the coffee pot
look like a last year's bird's nest, and
in away effect a grand clearance.
Smashed the Bar Mirror.
Last Friday night Lawrence Stanley,
while in Sjoblom & Olson's saloon,
threw a beer glass at the bartender.
The missile missed the bartender and
struck the large mirror, knocking a
hole in the same and cracking it badly.
Stanley was standing with his back to
the bar talking with his brother. He
had a glass of beer in his hand when
the bartender came along and in fun
took hold of anew growth of wmskers
which Stanley had just started and
pulled them quite vigorously. Stanley
evidently did not like this kind of so
ciability and turned around and threw
the glass. The bartender did not
wish to be a target for an ordinary
beer mug and the mirror had to stop
the flying booze and glass. Stanley
was arrested and locked up for a time
and the matter was finally settled by
Stanley giving his note for $25 to
square the damages.
Would Play "The Liars."
Roe G. Chase of the Anoka Union
came up from Anoka last Monday to
try and book a home-talent troupe for
the production of "The Liars," a play
which was produced with great success
at Anoka last week for the benefit of
the famine fund, but Mr. Chase did not
succeed in making a date for the play
here. Mr. Briggs, who is county
chairman of the relief work, was un
able to take up the matter owing to his
court duties, and the ladies of the O.
E. S. whom Mr. Chase tried to get in
terested, are busy with other duties at
the present time. It is said that the
Anoka company wanted to come here
and present the play and give the pro
ceeds to the famine fund, and let us
hope that arrangements can be made a
little later for their appearance.
Calla-Mly Roots a Delicacy.
Florida farmers are raising Cala-lily
roots in large quantities for table use.
The plants grow readily in swamps and
so thickly that the yield of a single
flooded field is enormous. The roots
look like an ordinary potato, only
longer. They can be fried, washed or
baked with satisfactory results. The
idea is popular largely because it is
new, but for real delicacy of flavor and
lasting pleasure the average man will
stick to golden grain belt beer.
Scientifically brewed, this beer is a
splendid tonic, as well as a table deli
cacy. You will enjoy it in your home.
Order of your nearest dealer or be sup
plied by Henry Veidt, Princeton.
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Anyone sending us in five paid-in-advance
yearly subscribers will receive the Union free
for one year.
MONEY to loan on improved
farms. M. S. RUTHERFORD,
jou like the verj best
Wall paper 2 cents per roll and
children's clothing at correspondingly
low prices at S. M. BYER'S
Sweet cider, nice and sweet, good for
your stomach, mince pies and other
infirmities. LUDDEN'S STORE.
FOR SALEMy brick house of six
rooms, together with four lots located
just west of Geo. McFarland's resi
dence near fair grounds. Easy terms.
F. FRYHLING, Princeton.
Soap, Naptha soap, don't forget Nap
tha soap, the strongest and best laun
dry soap. LUDDEN'S STORE.
The E. Mark Live Stock Co. wants
your hogs and cattle. Highest market
prices paid. If you have anything for
sale bring it to the yards at Princeton
or write and a buyer will call and see
Ladies' shirt waists, the newest,
daintiest and lovliest spring styles just
received. LUDDEN'S STORE.
LOSTOne female bird dog, color,
white with brown on one ear and side
of head, named Fannie. Any informa
tion will be thankfully received and re
warded. GEORGE H. DEANS,
__^ Foreston, Minn.
Two improved farms for sale, 240
acres in each, -one mile southeast of
JJrinceton. Will give a bargain if taken
soon. For particulars call on, or ad
dress J. D. TANN,
14-3t Princeton, Minn.
Live stock of all kinds bought and
sold by the E. Mark Live Stock Co.
Highest market prices paid. Bring
your stock to Princeton or drop a line
and our buyer will call and make you
an offer for your stock.
tf E. MARK LIVE STOCK CO.
FOR SALEMy dwelling house at
present located on corner east of Meth
odist church. House consists of five
lower and two upper rooms, with good
woodshed. Party buying house to
move same from present location.
13-4t L. FRYHLING.
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yal home paper.
1I W UiiiUil It contains all the local
news of Princeton and all of the county news,
besides considerable news tributary to Prince
It gives you aa^S."S
grain markets of Hinneapolis, Duluth and Chi
cago, and the live stock markets of Chicago
and St. Paul.
Grand Special Offer.
The party sending in the largest number of
paid-in-advance subscribers between now and
April 30th will receive
A cash prize of $10.
For the second largest list we will pay a
Cash Prize of $5.00.
ii Another Special.
A New Story "Whe Knighthoo Wa in Flower"
Has just commenced in the UNION. It is a most interesting story, told in a quaint
fashion that holds one It deals with a most romantic period of the world's history.
The chivalry of the tale is inspiring, the love passages are poetic. This is one of the
most popular books the public libraries to-day. Read the opening chapters and you
will want the entire story. This story will run in the UNION nearly three months.
Don't miss it.
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Are You Going to Buy a Harness this Spring?
sHiisss We have a very complete stock of harnesses and all horse furnish
ing goods. Our short tug five ring breeching double harness
We have lighmt driving harnesses, both doublein and single, sweat
usually kept a first-class harness shop.
Horse Collars from One Dollar Up.
^^s, blankets fly nets fact everything
The one dollar collar is a good serviceable work collar and is
quite a favorite.
Just received a large stock of the
Minnesota Linseed Oil Company's Mixed Paints.
We have them in all colors and shadesand in buying them in
large quantities we can make close prices on same: also carry full
stock of Leads, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Putty, etc.
Received a Car of Fence Wire this Week
andean make close prices on same in large or small quantities.
As usual we are unloading several cars of lumber and will be elad
to figure with any one wanting any kind of building material.
A Nice Line of Men's Clothing
and have a very, fine selection of Hats, Caps, Dress Shirts and
everything in the line of Gent's Furnishings.
Kf/il? and see us and we will save you money.
("iftwwutMwwiani^,^,, Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in the
village. Exchange work
e-everything a farmer has to sell,
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ask yourself if S 2 issues of the Union are not
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