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Proposes to Dethrone Burnqulst Un-
der Name of Progress!veism
and flay Be Successful.
Would Take From Lieutenant Gover-
nor flitch of His PowerSpe
cial Correspondence.
St. Paul, Dec. 31.Less than three
weeks ago the possible landing of
the official scalp of Henry Rlnes of
Mora, who has been picked for speak
er of the house, had the boards. Now
the dethronement of Lieutenant Gov
ernor .7. A. A. Burnquist, the presid
ing officer of the senate, is threat
ened and the question is can it be
done. His undoing is planned in a
proposition to take away from the
presiding officer the time honored
right of naming the standing commit
tees and placing the same in the
hands of a committee on committees.
Senator George Sullivan of Stillwater
is said to be behind the idea and he
bases the scheme oh the latest in
things progressive. He and those be
hind the plan claim enough votes to
pull it off and, speaking from a fair
knowledge of the whole thing, Sulli
van and his lieutenants are not mak
ing any idle boast. It is about the
neatest game concocted in years and
the only thing that will kill it off is
publicity. That such is having its ef
fect is shown now, as at least three
senators claimed to have been signed
up by the combine have since denied
any connection. Lieutenant Governor
Burquist plainly shows that he is
aware of the seriousness of the situ
ation, as his entire time is now being
given over to wresting away from the
combine the advantage they have
gained under cover of the quiet of the
past week and the holidays.
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The word progressive and its mean
ing as applied to politics and men con
nected with the political game is
much in dispute, but in the absence
of a Webster one could hardly put
Senator Sullivan in the progressive
column, yet progressiveism is the key
note of his argument in backing the
scheme to take away from the pre
siding officer his time honored pre
rogative of naming the standing com
mittees. Senator Sullivan, I am told,
has been so convincing that he has
brought practically all the Democratic
members of the senate around to his
way of thinking and they, it is said,
have signed up for the new order of
things. Add to this Senator Sullivan's
Republican friends in the upper house
and you have the thirty-seven mem
Deis necessary to bring the change
about. One man power, Senator Sul
livan argues, is not in line with the
new idea, and possibly he is right.
Yet it would sound better if it came
from some one else. Burnquist, I get
it, has not been taking into his con
fidence tlrcse higher up in the makeup
of the committees, hence the opposi
tion. Then there is the failure to
gain control of the houseso all
around what is at the bottom of it
all' is not hard to guess.
One would hardly think in this day
of publicity and in an era of progres
siveism that the complete sewing up
of a majority of a legislative body
with a membership of sixty-two could
be accomplished, but such comes
pretty near the case. Last week thir
ty-four of the senators were prac
tically signed up on a proposition to
take away from the presiding officer
his time honored right. Three others
were about ready to come o\-er and it
was only a sudden springing of the
story a few days ago that held them
back. Now others, I am told, ate pre
paring to get from under. Only Wice
in the history of the state senate\has
the dethronement of the presiding
officer been accomplished and the
present move in that direction might
get through. Friends of Mr. Burn
quist have pointed out to him that if
the move does prevail he will be the
beneficiary as far as future political
preferment is concerned, but the St.
Paul man is more anxious to throttle
the scheme now than to wait for what
it might bring him later.
A presidential preference primary,
reorganization of the state depart
ments, reapportionment, reform in
judicial procedure and state control
of securities will be features of the
forthcoming message of Governor
Eberhart to the legislature. Those,
however, who have been hoping that
the executive will take a stand on the
initiative and referendum, the recall
and other advanced progressive ideas
wiH be disappointed. His excellency
will have nothing to do with any of
them. Governor Eberhart has spent
some time figuring out what he would
recommend to the legislature for its
consideration and his labors in addi
tion to those features named resulted
in tho following: "Blue Sky" law,
which is state control of securities,
public utilities commission, work
men's compensation law, revision of
$3* laws pertaining to woman and child
vUv' labor rural betterment, prevention fef
crime and social and civic centers.
His excellency says he intends to
strive for the recognition of each, and
its enactment into law.
Women's pensions, a much discussed
scheme these days, will have a part in
tho executive message, but Governor
Eberhart says he will not make any
recommendations along this line ex
cept to discuss the question. He thinks
the problem can be solved in some oth
er way. As to the initiative and refer
endum. Governor Eberhart holds that
the two are matters which are not
sufficiently ripe for any serious con
sideration on his part, hence his si
lence on the question. If such bills
are passed he may sign them, but he
will not recommend them.
Recommendations galore will con
front the two houses of the legisla
ture when they meet and principal
among them will be those just an
nounced by State Auditor S. G. Iver
son. He wants, all laws carrying
standing appropriations repealed and
each department made to come before
the lawmaking body and ask for what
it needs. He says the standing appro
priations are out of date and should
be wiped off the slate. He also wants
the old law permitting state leases of
iron ore lands put back on the books.
State leases were taken off the mar
ket six years and as a result the mo
nopoly created in the case of those
holding such has not been to the in
terest of the state.
One thing that may bo gratifying to
the taxpayers of the state is the an
nouncement by Mr. Iverson that if
the legislature is economical the tax
levy for revenue purposes for the next
two years may be reduced to one mill.
The maximum for the past two years
has been one and nine-tenths mills.
Four years ago as the result of some
extraordinary receipts the story was
sent broadcast that Minnesota would
soon be a state without a tax levy. It
was published in magazines through
out the country and Governor Eber
hart and the other executive officers
were lauded in consequence. The state
tax, however, still prevails and the
prospects are that it will continue.
This year State Treasurer Smith has
borrowed fully $1 000,000 to tide the
state over its lean period and the end
is not yet. The trouble with the tax
levy is that it is,not fixed, on a basis
of what the\ state actually needs, but
what it" can squeeze through on until
after election. In the meantime the
local banks supply the deficit at so
much per.
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Governor Eberhart as a rule has a
monopoly of those things which ad
vertise and at the same time are with
out a comeback in the shape of public
and political annoyances, but Secre
tary of State Schmahl beat him to it
last week. Mr. Schmahl wrote a let
ter to Miss Helen Gould of New York
city congratulating her, in the name
of the people of the state of Minneso
ta, on her approaching marriage and
the answer is a nicely worded auto
graph letter. As Miss Helen is a
world advertised celebrity her letter
and that of Mr. Schmahl's naturally
brought both much nice publicity.
The annual custom of giving the
chief executive a present was a miss
ing feature of the Christmas festivi
ties at the state capitol this year. The
gift giving stunt was also called off
in a number of the other departments.
The reason for the calling off of the
annual touch was the heavy assess
ment made on the boys during the
campaign. In the case of some it rep
resented neai'ly a month's salary and
this was thought sufficient. A year
ago Governor Eberhart was presented
with a costly silver tea set and the
assessment as made then was protest
ed by a number of employes. In the
case of one official an emphatic "no"
met those who called for a donation
and the men active in making the col
lection then vowed that they would
never attempt a similar stunt again.
\Frank Minnette of Stearns county
in\the house and possibly a Duluth
member in the senate will father the
public utilities commission bill, the
passage of which will be recommend
ed by Governor Eberhart in his mes
sage. The Wisconsin idea will prevail
in each, as the law in force there is
nearer to home and its benefits have
been more farreaching. In the consid
eration of this proposed commission
the cities will probably be the most
active, as they are vitally concerned.
The commission as proposed has the
endorsement of both the Democratic
and Republican state central commit
tees and their standard bearers.
War is being made on Kelcey Chase,
state bank superintendent, and H. M.
Bracken, secretary of the state board
of health, but it is hardly likely that
the opposition will prevail in the. case
of either. Both were heavy contribu
tors to the state campaign fund and
while it is hardly prope- to suggest
such as the power behind the throne
let me tell you it counts. Both are
considered good officials and the fight
being majtic on them, is credited to
H. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 01.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LAC?! COUNTY,JONE$gOTA THUB8XM JANUARY 2, 1913.
Princeton Masonic and Eastern Star
Lodges Install Their Officers
for the Ensuing Year.
Installation Ceremonies Are Followed
by an Excellent Supper and a
Most Enjoyable Dance.
A joint installation of the officers
of the local Eastern Star and Masonic
lodges was held in the hall of the
organizations on Friday evening.
Mrs. Mary C. Taylor of Minneapolis,
grand secretary of the order of
Eastern Star, installed the officers of
Kedrbn chapter and the ceremony
was a very impressive one. Those
installed were as follows:
Trances S. Gooney, \V. M. Ira G.
Stanley, W. A. Christine Eines, A.
M. Georgia Keith, secretary Eva
Jack, treasurer Grace Stanley, con
ductress Evelyn Keith, associate
conductress Anna Sadley, Ada
Angenette Bigelow, Ruth Mattie
Mallette, Esther Flora Neely, Elec
ta Lizzie Fox, warder C. A. Jack,
sentinel Isabella Carleton, chaplain
Grace Rogers, marshal, Annie Ew
ing, oragnist.
The officers of the Masonic lodge
installed were: M. M. Stroeter, W.
M. Henry Plaas, S. W. Dr. A. D.
McRae, J. W. J. C. Herdliska,
treasurer Rufus P. Moiton, secre
tary L. E. Fox, tyler C. A. Caley,
senior deacon P. J. Wikeen, junior
At the conclusion of the cere
monies a nice supper, prepared by
Mrs. Mallette, was served in the
adjoining hall and the remainder of
the evening was given over to danc
ing. Music of an exceptionally fine
quality was discoursed by the Prince
ton orchestra and the evening proved
to be one of much enjoyment.
And the Oculist Diamonds.
^iif we^cbjiild^ seei^cuirseTbres as the
oculist "sees us we Would all wear
glasses.Carlton Vidette.
But How Does Bryan Know?
Bryan says the democrats will keep
their pledges. That the tariff will
really be revised downward. That's
all right. Madison Independent
Harder to Please Every Day.
A Duluth man recently locked his
wife in the house and his doing so is
the ground on which his wife now
seeks a divorce. In Superior a
woman asks legal separation because
her husband locked her out of the
house. Verily, the women are get
ting harder to please every day.
Carlton Vidette.
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Both Tarred With Same Stick.
The disgusting Johnson-Cameron
wedding has renewed the demand
for a law preventing the intermar
riage of whites and blacks. No
doubt Jack Johnson is as good as
the woman he married, but such
unions are repugnant to decent so
ciety and contrary to "the eternal
fitness of things."Zumbrota News.-
& $-
Dunn's Suggestions Always Practical.
One of the most practical legisla
tive suggestions which has been made
is that the state guarantee all bonds
issued by counties for good roads
purposes. In this way the bonds
themselves would be made safe and
marketable and the consequent re
duction of interest would be hun
dreds of thousands of dollars annual
ly.Wadena Pioneer-Journal.
$- $-
Willam is a Wonder!
Any of you fellows who are labor
ing under the impression that Bryan
isn't to be the ..high card in the
Wilson administration, better take
another guess if you expect to get in
touch with the facts. William will
know more and dictate more about
the coming democratic administra
tion than any dozen men you can
Pick the United States.-Still
water Gazette.
Jealous rivals. Dr. Fracken was un
der fire two years ago but managed to
get by.
J* $-
The revenue that will accrue to the
state from all sources during the
next three years is estimated at near
ly $24,000,000. The disbursements
will be about $23,000,000, which will
leave nearly $1,000,000 for the coming
legislature to spend.
in Conspiracy Plots Finds Thirty-
Bight Men Guilty on All Counts^
A Brought by Government. '"*1g*
Sentences Ranging From Seven Years
t&a Year and a Day in Federal
'^Prison Are Imposed.
At0 o'clock last Saturday morn
ing tb jury in the dynamite con
spiracy case, in which 40 labor union
officials, were involved, returned its
verdict to Judge Anderson in federal
cou'rjfat Indianapolis, thirty-eight
of jje men were found guilty of
complicity in the McNamara dyna
milgplots and two, Herman G.
Seimjrt of
and Daniel
Buckley of Davenport, were acquit-
ted v|5
President of
thej||rnternational Association of
Bri^B and Structural^ Iron Workers,
was||a|nong those convicted. He,
witp| others, was accused of using
thermion's funds to destroy the
property of contractors who refused
to recognize the organization. Chas.
N. Beitm of Minneapolis and Fred J.
Mooftey of Duluth were also among
thqs&fjbund guilty. After the ver
dict&rthe jury, finding 1*8 guilty on
all me, counts charged, was read, the
jud|l,adjourned court until 10 o'clock
on fjionday morning un& the prison
ers, 'each handcuffed to -two deputy
maTsb&ls, were marclieqVthrough the
streets** tq the-Mafign-county jail,
where-f hey were cdri^iiifedC
On Monday' the '1
prisoners were
taken ^n^coXir^antt sentences vary
ing frdpa^ven years,' imprisonment
in theffetleral prison at Fort Leaven
worth, j&an., to o.ne year and a day,
as wre): Its-suspended sentences, were
impose IT. \Ryaen received the heaviest
sentec te,vseveiv'years eight were
senteii sedto sjtf y.ears, two to four
yearf,|3^jo th^e.^ears, four to two
yeari, in^thel renjaindex^ with the
excep^^i^Qf si* who were given
their lpjty, jjipon suspended sen
tenceJpj^pnafyear and a day. Ortie
McMaiigsfcl. ^confessed dynaniiter,'
dcrsoiy' read a statement in which
he said: 'The evidence shows some
of the defendants to be guilty of
murder but, as they are not charged
here with that crime, the court can
not punish them for it." The judge
also revijewed the case and said,
among otjber things: "The evidence
discloses an appalling list of crimes
liiadditiop to those charged in the
indictments. These crimes were all
committed in the name of organized
labor. I il not believe organized
labor approves of such practices.'
The trialj of the defendants consumed
about three months. Attorneys for
the convicted men intend taking an
appeal to the United States circuit
court of appeals.
Ernest Selihorn Visits Princeton.
Ernest H. Sellhorn, manager of the
Eed Cliff Brick & Coal company, is
spending the holidays with relatives
and friends here. Mr. Sellhorn has
a lucrative position and likes the
country where he has made his
home. The company by which he
is employed runs a force of 180 men,
some of whom work in the lignite
pits. Twenty-five thousand tons of
this coal is mined by the company
every year, Eetl Cliff is but a few
miles from Medicine Hat, where the
cold waves used to come from", but
the inhabitants entered protest
against the meteorological station
which for years was maintained there
upon the grounds of misrepresenta
tion and, in consequence, the Cana
dian government ordered that the
weather instruments be dumped
into the Saskatchewan river and
since then no cold waves have come
frOm Medicine Hat. Ernest tells us
that there is no snow on the ground
at Red Cilff and that the Saskatche
wan river has not. yet frozen over.
Medicine Hatters say it is the most
remarkable winter they have ever
Twas John's Mistake.
Miss Maria Suppnig arrived in the
United States last week from Aus
tria and proceeded to Sherburn,
where she expected to find John
Kohler, the young man who intended
to make her his bride, awaiting her.
But JohA was not there. The good
people o^,
village, however, cared
for her lU&il inquiries as to John's
whereabouts could be made. It was
eventually discovered that the fault
was all John's, who had instructed
his fiancee to come to Sherburn, and
to telegraph him, care of Zimmer
man, when she expected to arrive.
Instead of Sherburn, care of Zim-.
address as Zimmerman, Sherburne
county. When John realized the
outcome of his error he telegraphed
his fiancee to proceed post haste to
Minneapolis, where he met her, and
they secured a marriage license and
were united in wedlock. They will
reside on a farm near Zimmerman.
Died While Attending Church.
Mrs. Mary A. Laderoute, mother
of T. S. Corteau of Greenbush, died
in a pew while attending mass at
the Holy Rosary church in Minne
apolis on Sunday, December 22.
Even the officiating priest was not
aware that a member of his congre
gation had gone from the sound of
his voice until those near her re
alized what had happened,, and the
word was passed to the altar.
The priest quietly announced that
a woman, whose identity at that
time was unknown, had passed away,
and the congregation was requested
to walk past her in the hope that
she might be recognized. No one,
however, knew her and the coroner
was summoned, who declared the
cause of death to be heart failure
and directed that the body be re
moved to the Gle^ason undertaking
Her identity was not learned until
six hours after her death, when her
son-in-law, E. B. Fournier, of 2413
Fifteenth avenue south, went to
look for her. On this way to the
church a woman stopped him and
asked whether he was seeking an
elderly woman. Upon replying in
the affirmative the woman directed
him to the undertaking rooms. Mrs.
Laderoute was 66 years of age.
Her remains were taken to Osseo
last Thursday and interred beside
those of her husband, and her son,
T. S. Corteau, was among those who
attended the obsequies. Mrs. Lader
oute was well known to a number of
Greenbush people.
Noise Marked Its Arrival.
The blowing of whistle's and ring
ing of church bells ushered in the
new year "on schedule time"the
whistles apparently vieing with each
other in the production of discord
ajt^lliois^ ,TiiejLoller milL.wJaistleHot
with Joe Craig, jr., at the rope, and
the power house hooter, manipulat
ed by Jim Johnson, fought a verita
ble duelthe din was terrific. Sev
eral people jumped, from their beds,
thinking the end of the world was
at handthat Gabriel had made a
mistake and brought into requisition
whistles instead of the proverbial
trumpet. Others ran forth into the
night to look for a holocaust, and
there were those who, hearing the
church bells ringing, hastened to the
religious edifices. For a while pan
demonium reigned supreme, and
then the new year settled down to
pursue the uneven tenor of its wav.
Aged Baldwin Resident Dead.
Chas. J. Law'son died at .the home
of his son-in-law, J. Bengtson, in
the town of Baldwin, Sherburne
county,, on Christmas day, aged 83
years. Funeral services were con
ducted at the home on Friday after
noon by Rev. Service of the Prince
ton Methodist church, and the re
mains were convejTed
to Barstow,
111., deceased's former home, for in
terment. Mr. Lavvson was born in
Sweden and had lived in Baldwin
about 10 months. He is survived by
one son and two daughters.
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the Princeton postofficeon Decem
ber 30: Karoline Maering (foreign),
Mrs. S. Johnson, L. J. Belanger, Mr.
Edward Butler, Miss Bertha A. Ben
son, Mr. Otto Davis, Mr. Ernest Lu
Duke, Mrs. Caroline Duster. Please
call for advertised letters, which are
held only fifteen days from date.
L. S. Briggs, P, M.
Saloons Have No Paying Tellers.
Mr. Morgan is not the only private
banker free from any sort of super
vision. Drop into most any saloon
near the industrial section of any
city and watch the receiving and
paying tellers do business.Duluth
News Tribune.
Congregational Services.
Sunday, January 5 Morning wor
ship at 10:30 subject, "The Root of
Knowledge and Love prelude, of
fertory and postlude anthem by
choir. Mrs. H. C. Cooney, director
Mrs. Benj. Soule, organist. Sunday
school at 12 m. Evening service at
7:30, subject, "Soul Growth
by orchestra and Young People's
choir. X'V
The pastor will preachT in the Oak
Grove school house on Monday even
January 6.
NO. 2^T?i\
Serenus P. Skahen and Loretta Welch
I Are Harried jat Church of In-
7* carnation, Minneapolis.
Harry Beckman and Anna Armitage
and Victor Eckland and Mary
Reefer Also Wedded.
Serenus Paul Skahen and Miss Lo~
retta Welch were united in marriagelft^
yesterday morning, January 1, at 11
o'clock, in the Church of the Incar
nation, Minneapolis, by Rev. J. M.
Cleary. Many relatives and' friends
of the contracting parties were pres-,
ent at the ceremonies, which were
particularly impressive. The groom
was attended by his uncle, P. L.
O'Reilly, and the bride by her sis
ter, Miss NelUe Welch. The parents
of both the bride and the groom
were among jbhose in attendance.
From the church the Jaridal party
was conveyed to the home of the
bride's parents, 2633 Blaisdell ave
nue, where, in the prettily decorated
dining room a wedding breakfast was
served to a large number of guests.
The presents received by the young
people were numerous and among
them were many beautiful and cost
ly articles.
A 4"'
Serenus P. Skahen is the "only son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Skahen of
Princeton and, in addition to being
associated with his father in the
banking business, is engaged in the
practice of law. He is a graduate of
St. Thomas college and of the Uni
versity of Minnesota law school, and
is a young man of sterJing qualities
who is bound to make a success in
the world. His fair bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E.
Welch of Minneapolis, her father
being a veteran conductor on the
Milwaukee road. She is a young
lady of many accomplishments "and a
great favorite in' her circle qf ac- S'
quaintances. It is unnecessary to
say that she will be heartily wel- -j
corned to Princeton The Union
congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Skahen
and wishes them happiness through-
life,'-t Afe'-'!#^'iS^!^as^fe^feafe
After a hort bridal trip to points
of interest in the east, Mr. and Mrs.
Skahen will return to Princeton and
be at home to their friends on or
about February 1.
Harry L. Beckman and Miss Anna
H. Armitage were married at high
noon on Tuesday in Holy Trinity
Episcopal church, Minneapolis. Only
a few of the immediate relatives
were present at the ceremony, in
cluding Dr. and Mrs. T. L. Armitage
of Princeton, parents of the bride,
and the father and sister of the
groom. Rev. Stanley Kilburri con
ducted the service which made the
young people man and wife. "Follow
ing the ceremony a wedding dinner
was served in a private dining room
at the Nicollet hotel.
On Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Beckman left for Noblesville, Ind.,
where the groom is manager, of a
drug establishment. ,ji^
The bride was raised in^^rince-
ton and attended tliip public
schools of this village.Sh is a
young lady worthy" of a good hus
band and has doubtless found one in
the person of Mr. Beckman, who at
one time was a pharmacist in his
father-in-law's store in Princeton.
The Union congratulates Mr. and
Mrs. Beckman upon their choice of
one another and extends its very
best wishes for their future hap
Eckland-Reef er.
Victor Eckland was married to
Miss Mary Reefer on December 21
at the Congregational parsonage by
Rev. J. O. Fisher. Henry Eckland
attended the groom and Hilda Wilson
the bride. The bride wore a dress
of pale blue messaline silk and the
bridesmaid one of white embroidery
and they carried bouquets of carna
tions. A reception was held at the
home of the groom's mother on the
north side on Sunday. The bride
and groom received many presents
and the guests wished them a long
and happy life.
_E3- 4
Elmer Baselt, son of Mrs..^ Samuel
Miller of Princeton, was married on
Christmas day at Little Falls to
Miss Minnie Seth of Swanville. Mrt
Baselt is engineer at the Excelsior
mill at Swanville and his bride a
popular young lady of that place.
The young people received' many
presents from friends in various
parts of the country. The
extends its congratulations."

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