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LEGISLATIV E FINIS.
The Thirty=Third Session of the I*lin-
nesota Legislature Adjourned
Some of the Bills that Were Passed
During the Closing Hours of
The thirty-third session of the Min
nesota legislature adjourned sine die
Tuesday noon. Both houses were
busy during the closing hours of the
session Monday night and many bills
fell by the wayside in the twinkling of
an eye. One of thesethe tax amend
ment to the State constitutionfailed
of passage because of the failure of the
house and senate to agree on the bill.
The house passed the "wide-open"
amendment while the senate passed a
restricts amendment. Conference
committees failed to agree during the
closing hours, and each chamber charges
the other with the defeat of the meas
Among the bills passed by the sen
ate during its closing hours were Rep
resentative L. C. Stevenson's measure
creating a State board of osteopathic
examiners Representath J. R. Mor
ley's bill establishing a State lh stock
sanitai'y board S. A. Nelson's measure
imposing a tax on freight line compan
ies J. D. Budd's measure providing for
a bounty of ten cents for dead crows
Representath T. T. Ofsthun's bill
regulating the use of trading stamps
Senator Henry Morgan's measure cre
ating a State bureau of child and ani
mal protection: Representative Frank
Clague's increasing the State aid for
graded, semi-graded and rural schools.
The passage of the lh stock sanitary
board bill was the result of a hard bat
tle by the Live Stock Breeders' associ
ation of the State which labored hard
for the bill that is of great interest to
the li\ stock industry of the State.
Bills which failed of final passage in
the senate were Senator George P.
Wilson's bills facilitating State prose
cutions against conspiracies in restraint
of trade Representative J. A. Shep
hard's bill requiring strawberries,
blueberries, raspberries and blackber
ries to be sold in boxes of uniform size
Representative E. W. Stark's bill cre
ating a new judicial district to have
jurisdiction over Chisago, Pine and
Kanabec counties George E. Perley's
measure removing the university and
normal schools from the board of con
Bills creating a State board of chari
ties and corrections, an advalorum tax
on public service corporations, requir
ing logs to be taxed in counties where
cut, and prohibiting corporations tothe
combine in restraint ot trade died in
Among the more important bills that
failed in the house were the following:
G. W. Morlej 's bill providing for civil
service for the dairj and food depart
ment: the senate good road bill, pro
viding for a State highway commis
sion the senate bill creating an im
migration board F. Rosenwald's
maximum grain freight bill prohibit
ing the selling of goods
providing for special instruction in the
common school branches in high
The senate passed under suspension
of the rules the hou*,e judiciarv com
mittee'^ bill regulating the speed of
automobiles It makes it unlawful for
a chaufteur to drive faster than eight
miles an hour in the thickh settled
portions of a cit\ or village twentv -five
miles an hour in countrj districts, and
four miles an hour over a crossing.
The house passed Senator Thorpe's
bill which gives congressional candi
dates platforms, of which the primarj
election sv stem now deprives them. It
provides that during the State conven
tion the delegates shall separate into
congressional conventions, in which
each district may make its own plat
The house passed a bill by Senator
F. H. Peterson which will allow ship
pers of farm products ample time in
which to load them. It provides that
cars must be left long enough to give
the shippers thirty-six hours in which
to load their freight.
Among bills that were passed at
the closing session and which will re
quire the governor's signature to make
them laws, were: Authorizing villages
to issue bonds to fund floating indebted
ness making it unlawful to procure or
attempt to procure the discharge of an
employe because he has engaged in a
strike extending the right of eminent
domain to all villages in the State
authorizing village councils to appoint
boards of three to manage cemeteries
and fixing their powers and duties au
thorizing county commissioners to
transfer money from one fund to
another authorizing the issue of ware
house certificates on packing house
products authorizing the use of fish
houses in all inland lakes for the pur
pose of taking pickerel, suckers and
red horse from Dec. 15 to April 1: es
tablishing a table of weights and
measures to amend the law providing
for the control and suppression of for
est fires amending the law relating to
the taxation of real estate authorizing
the establishment and maintenance of
uniform heights of water in the navi
gable lakes of the State, situated in
part in two or more counties, in order
to improve navigation therein or
promote public health or welfare game
and fish code to amend sections 1, 2
and 5 of chapter 272 of the General
Laws of Minnesota for 1895, relating to
the prevention of the spread and pro
viding for the destruction of thistle
and other noxious weeds upon public
highways to amend sectiqn 51, chapter
2, General Laws 1902, relating to the
distribution of penalties, costs and in
terest on real estate taxes relating to
the discharge of mortgage of record
relative to the sale and lease of mineral
and other State lands to allow villages
to issue bonds to aid in the construc
tion and repair of bridges and roads
within two miles of the limits of such
villages: to provide free text books in
certain independent school districts in
this State relating to the service of
summons in civil actions to amend
chapter 28 of the General Laws of 1895,
relating to change of venue in civil ac
tions: authorizing the refundment of
monev illegally collected from pur
chasers of railroad lands for real es
tate taxes levied under and by virtue
of chapter 168 of the General Laws
1895 to amend section 41 of chapter
144, General Laws 1885, entitled "An
act to regulate warehouses, inspection,
weighing and handling of grain:" pre
venting railroads from injuring the
prospects of towns by hauling away
their depots. The bill prohibits rail
roads from removing or abandoning
stations or from withdrawing agents
without the approval of the railroad
and warehouse commission.
Senator Barker's bill appropriating
$5,000 for cottages for wives and wid
ows of veterans at Anoka was placed
on the "preferred" list of the house,
on motion of M. J. O'Laughlin of Lake
Citv, who had previously tried to get
the bill passed under suspension of the
rules but the bill was finally defeated.
The bill that was introduced by Mr.
Mark to provide for a uniform height
of water in Mille Lacs lake, or as the
title to the bill says "navigable lakes
situated in part in two or more coun
ties" and which bills got through both
houses, provides that the county com
missioners of Mille Lacs, Crow Wing
and Aitkin counties may appoint a
commission of three members whose
duty it shall be to see that lumber
companies shall not lower the water of
the lake to a point that will interfere
with navigation. The bill was pre
pared bv Attorney McDonald of St.Bill
Paul who has interests at the lake.
The house adopted a resolution by
D. F. Kelley providing for the return
of captured Confederate flags, but the
senate defeated the resolution.
A motion to pass under suspension of
rules Representative H. W. Ruliff
son's measure reducing the rate of in
terest charged by the State on school
lands from 5 to 4 per cent was lost in
the senate bv a vote of 23 to 20.
The committees appointed by
legislature to investigate the State
capitol commission, the game and fish
commission and the State auditor's of
fice after making a thorough inspec
tion filed reports showing no irregular
ities of am nature in any of the ac
counts or records of the commissions or
the State auditor's office.
The inheritance tax bill perished in
the senate after an effort to save it in
the last hour of the session.
Speaker Babcock was presented with
a handsome diamond ring by the mem
bers of the house, while a gold watch
was presented to Chief Clerk Schmahl.
The senate remembered Lieutenant
Gov. Jones by presenting him with a
silver punch bowl and tray and ladle.
The session laws of the legislature
will be published in supplement form
in the UNION in a week or so.
A First-Class Legislature.
The legislature which is to adjourn
to-daj has good reason to think well of
itself. It has done remarkably few
things that it ought not to have done
and it has left undone few things that
it ought to have done. There have
been matters of importance which it is
probable the intelligent judgment of
the State believes should have been
acted upon and some that were acted
upon which the same court perhaps
wishes had been acted upon differently.
But it would be impossible for the leg
islature to please every one, and a re
view of the measures considered makes
it apparent that its shortcomings may
to an unusual degree be attributed to
mere differences in judgment.
But if this legislature has not done
all the good that it might have done it
can at least be asserted that it has
done little or no harm. Its temper
has been conservative. Few danger
ous measures were introduced and
none of them got very far. It also
seems to be generally agreed that this
legislature has been unusually free
from "strikes" and "grafts." There
has seemed to be a much better tone in
this respect than for a good many
years past. It would be too much to
say that bills have not been introduced
to extort money from those whom they
would injure or that bills innocently
introduced have not been used by the
unscrupulous to line their own pockets.
But most of the measures, as far as can
be judged by the usual indications,
have been introduced, passed and
killed on what the legislature has be
lieved to be their merits.Pioneer
Press (April 21).
I Church Topics m?
Sunday and Weekday
On Sunday, May 3rd, Rev. W. E. J.
Gratz will preach a missionary sermon
at Greenbush church, at 3 P. M.
Topics for next Sunday: Morning,
"Self Surrender and its Possessions*"
evening, "Faithful in that which is
Mrs. Tryon will hold services at
Farnham's hall next Sunday evening
at the usual hour.
OUR COUNTRY COUSINS.
News from the Cross RoadsWhat Our
Farmers are Doing.
F. C. Foltz is hauling the lumber for
his house which he will build on his
new farm which lies north of the Green
bush town hall. Mr. Foltz has moved
his family into the old Henry farm
while he gets his new buildings ready.
W. Moorehead who has moved
ov er from Grahamtown, Benton county,
and settled on the William McCuaig
farm in Greenbush, is putting up a
of fine and very substantial farm build
ings. He has his barn and two smaller
farm buildings about completed and
will commence work on his new house
soon. He will have a fine farm when
he gets all his improvements made.
Sam Tilley is well settled down on
the old McFarland farm which he
bought some time ago, and he is mak
ing many improvements to the place.
His Galloway herd is doing nicely.
Four cows have calved since he moved
onto the farm and Sam expects to have
a fine bunch of young Galloways by
next fall. The Galloways give much
more milk than the Jerseys and the
butter is just as good as any Jersey but
Fred McFarland has the brick all
hauled for his new house which he will
have erected this summer. The main
part will be 26x26 feet, the two stories.
Fred moved onto his present farm ten
years ago when the land was in the
strong embrace of the forests, and he
has cleared off a fine farm which he
considers worth $50 an acre and not a
cent less. He paid $6.50 an acre for
the land. He has seventeen brood
sows and fourteen cows and is getting
to be quite a stockman.
MET WITH DEFEAT.
Creating Third Judge for Seventh
District Slaughtered in the Senate.
H. A. Rider's bill adding a third
judge to the Seventh judicial district
was sent to the slaughter house in the
State senate Wednesday. Senator Fer
ris called attention to the fact that this
district contained 211,000 persons arid
was growing rapidly. There was great
need, he said, of an additional judge to
relieve Judge Baxter and Judge Searle.
This statement was flatly contradicted
by Senator Wilson and Senator Wood,
declared that they had authority
from both judges to announce that they
could not only attend to all the work of
their district but could, if necessary,
take in two more counties. A telegram
from Judge Baxter making this an
nouncement had a postscript to the ef
fect that he had no objection to the
"raise," meaning thereby the bill to
increase the salary to $5,000. In the
face of these statements the senate
could not support the bill and it was
voted down.St. Cloud Journal-Press.
Birthday Surprise Party.
not intend to let Miss Steeves' twenti
eth birthdav pass without some re
minder of the occasion. After Jesmer's
store closed she was requested to take
a parcel to Dr. Caley's office and when
she had reached the top of the stairs
her friends rushed out and took her
into the reception room to the Macca
bee hall, where she was suddenly and
unexpectedly apprised of what was go
ing on. A dancing party was given in
her honor and was attended by about
seventy-five of her friends. A supper
was served during the evening.
Rev. Gratz to Lecture.
Rev. W. E. J. Gratz has prepared a
lecture on "The Corner Stones of Char
acter." In this lecture there is con
siderable of his commencement ad
dress he delivered in Princeton last
year which was so lofty in theme and
thought and so rich in diction. Mr.
Gratz has added much to his lecture in
the way of apt and witty illustrations
of his theme and is thinking of deliver
ing the lecture at some of the neigh
boring towns, using the proceeds for
the new M. E. church, he is striving so
hard to complete. Those who will be
fortunate enough to hear the lecture
should Mr. Gratz conclude to make a
few dates will certainly enjoy an intel
In speaking of the work of the legis
lature the Crookston Times gives a
very fair size-up of the ins and outs of
legislative duties. It says: "The work
of the legislature which is obvious to
the whole people, is the introduction of
bills and the vote upon their final pas
sage. Any one can introduce bills, but
it is a far different thing to secure
their passage. Here is a work which
Miss Edna Steeves was given a very
happy and pleasant surprise party last
Saturday evening at Maccabee hall by custom of members of the legislature
a large number of her friends who did from the time the first law makers re
APRTJL 23, 1903.
the public cannot see apparently the
legislature is doing nothing, while in
fact, by dint of the hardest work, it is
making possible the enactment of
"The difficulties in the way of suc
cessful legislation are mountain high.
Every member is anxious to secure
that local legislation which his con
stituents most need. Frequently the
needs of different localities clash, and
it is always certain that if one section
of the State fares better than it de
serves, some other section must fare
worse. It is only by hard work and
skillful manipulation that a member of
the legislature is able to put through
his local measures. It is a wonder,
then, that he finds any time whatever
to attend to the needs of the State.
"It is enough to say, at present, that
the legislature has thus far succeeded
well in keeping its hands off such
things as the primary election law, the
board of control, etc."
Well Merited Praise.
The Minneapolis Journal in its re
sume of the work of the last legislature
pays the following compliments to
Senators Brower and Barker: "Ripley
Brower of St. Cloud guided the ship
of state for many weeks as chairman of
the finance committee, and headed the
joint subcommittee which drafted the
omnibus bill. He accomplished this
gigantic task in away to earn general
commendation, and was handsomely
praised by Chairman Tighe of the house
committee, who resigned all the credit
"H. F. Barker of Isanti county, an
old senator, took a leading part in
educational questions and was always
alive on questions of importance, where
his votes will bear inspection. He was
an earnest and candid debater whose
word carried weight."
A JLand of Thirst.
The air of Death Valley in the des
erts of the Great Basin is drier than
that of the African Sahara, and the
heat is so great that a person requires
two gallons of water a day. The lack
of water even for a few hours will
cause death. If you sat still and did
nothing but drink water all day you
would still be thirsty, but golden grain
belt beer will quench the thirst. When
one is very thirsty the stomach needs a
little nourishment to overcome the
feeling. This nourishment is supplied
by the beer and the thirst is quenched.
Besides the whole body is put in per
fect condition and the person made
strong and healthy. Better use it in
your home. Order of your nearest
dealer or be supplied by Henry Veidt,
Another Indian Payment.
The per capita stumpage payment to
the Mille Laes Indians was made at
Vineland yesterday and one will be
made to another band of the Mille Lacs
Indians at Lawrence to-day. A pay
ment will be made at Mora on the 24th,
one at St. Cloud on the 26th and at
Minneapolis on the 27th.
Accompanying Agent Michalet are
Clief Clerk J. T. Van Metre, D. S.
Morrison, J. E. Perrault and Thos.
Flamand. Tne Indians will get $19.43
each. Agent Michalet says there is no
money at present to move the Indians.
The new appropriations will be avail
able July 1, and then the officials ex
pect to ptrfect plans for getting the
Mille Lacs natives to move.
Mark's May Sale.
Hon. Emmet Mark came home from
St. Paul Tuesday night, bringing his
waste paper basket and legislative
souvenirs with him,, as has bee the
tired to the peace and quiet of their
home. Emmet has started in to make
the May sale a good one and says that
there will be a big lot of horses and
live stock of all kinds at the sale.
Farmers and all who wish anj stock or
any of the snaps always found at these
sales should be sure to attend.
Wheat Crop of the World.
The U. S. department of agriculture
has issued a comparative statement of
the wheat crop of the world, showing
that the total of 3,124,422,000 bushels in
1902 was distributed as follows:
in the United States was
A chemist who was called upon to
analyze some "beer" confiscated in
Maine reported: "I should say it is com
posed of the rinsings of a sour molasses
barrel, the suds obtained in washing a
barroom floor and all of the moldy
grain the liquor would absorb." That
is what one gets when he is thirsty in
a prohibition country.Frisco Call.
Newspaper for Clearwater.
Clearwater is to have a newspaper.
The business men of the village have
guaranteed an enterprising publisher
$500 in business for the first year as a
bonus for starting the venture. The
initial number will soon be issued.
The history of Clearwater newspaper
enterprises reads like a mortuary re
cord.St. Cloud Journal-Press.
For Sale Cheap.
One sorel mare, 9 years old, weight
1400 lbs. Inquire of W. P. Morrison,
Spencer Brook, Minn.
W. P. CHASE,
Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in the
village. Exchange work
Don't Be Fooled
by traveling opticians who come and go and
have no responsibility only to get your money.
You Can be Fitted with Glasses
at home by J. C. Herdliska, graduate optician.
I guarantee to fit your eyes properly, or will
refund your money. If I cannot do your eyes
good I do not want your money, and also re=
member that I am in Princeton at all times and
can be consulted at all hours.
Yours anxious to please,
EYES EXAMINED FREE.
HARRY ENGLISH & CO.!
T.G. Mandt Wagon
It is the best made. Come and let us show it to \ouand con
vince you that ou cannot aftord to buy any other.
We have just received a carload of Machinery consisting of
Moline Plows, Corn Planters, Cultivators, Weeders, Sulkv 5
Plows and Drags.
Just received a large stock of the
Minnesota Linseed Oil Company's Mixed Paints
them in all colors and shadesand in buving them
in large quantities we can make close prices on same:"also carry
full stock of Leads, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Puttv, etc.
Received a car of Fence Wire this week and can
make close prices on same in large
or small quantities.
Have just opened
and have a very fine selection of Hats, Caps, Dress Shirts
and everything in the line of Gent's Furnishings.
Highest prices paid for
everything a farmer has to sell,
will save you money.
all kinds of Produce,
Come and see us and we
Foley Bean Lumber
Wholesale Dealers in
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com*
plete Stock ot Building Material.
ROLLE MIL Wheat Flour
i Rye Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Ground Feed, Etc