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Kneeland House Bill Providing for Cre-
ation of Separate State Land
Department is Killed.
Bills Passed Taxing Express and Sleep-
ing Car Companies 6 Per Cent
on Gross Earnings.
Following an acrimonious debate
the Kneeland public domain bill,
which proposed a constitutional
amendment separating the state land
department from the auditor's con
trol, was killed in the house on Tues
day by a vote of 65 to 35. The meas
ure was recommended by State Audi
tor S. G. Iverson in his report, but
R. C. Dunn, former state auditor,
in a speech against the bill, declared
that Mr. Iverson
%,at heart" does not
favor the bill. Mi. Dunn lauded
Samuel G. Iverson as state auditor",
declaring that he had been watchful
of the interests of the state and that
not a single foot ot timber had been
lost to the state during Mr. Iver
son's administration. That the office
will be equally as honestlv and effi
ciently administered when the
"speaker of our house"' takes charge
of it was Mr. Dunn's prediction.
The launching of this boom for
Speaker Henry Eines for state audi
tor was lustily applauded.
Bills were passed by the house on
Monday to tax express and sleeping
car companies 0 per cent on their
gross earnings and to reduce the reg
istry tax on mortgages from 50 to 15
cents for every $100.
A bill providing for a public ex
pression by the voters of their prefer
ences for president and vice president
at a preferential primary passed the
house on Monday without a dissent
A new house farmers' organization
has been formed, composed only of
bona fide farmers living on their own
Passage of the Webb bill by con
giess is to be followed by an effort to
pass a similar measure in the Minne
sota legislaturerprohlbftihgfjhe ship
ment of liquor into "dry" territory
in the state.
Representative C. !N. Orr'sbill pro
viding that property be listed for
taxation on Apjril 1 instead of May 1
passed the house on Monday.
A bill has been introduced in the
senate by C. F. Cook which provides
for the creation of a commission to
erect suitable monuments for Minne
sota soldiers killed in the civil war
and buried in national cemeteries at
Little Rock and Memphis. Sixty
four are buried at Little Rock and
62 at Memphis. The bill also pro
vides that C. C. Andrews, formerly
of the Third Minnesota infantry, T.
P. Wilson of the Fourth, H. B. Dike
of the Fifth, Levi Longfellow of the
Sixth and C. F. McDonald of the
Ninth shall compose the commission
and that the expenses ot the com
mission and cost of monuments
selected shall be paid out of funds
not otherwise appropriated.
A bill providing for the appoint
ment ot a countv road superinten
dent by the count.v commissioners in
counties of more than 2,500 square
miles area and having a population
oi more than 15,000 has been intro
duced by Senator D. M. Gunn. The
bill fixes the salary at $5 a day and
the term of office four years. It also
lequires that the appointee shall be
a surveyor and expert road builder.
Beltrami county has asked the
legislature to appropriate $8,392 to
pay the expense of the trial of Dr.
Dumas, former mayor of Cass Lake,
who was convicted of arson and sent
to the state prison. The request
will be considered by the house com
mittee on claims.
Secretary J. C. Simpson of the
state fair board has prepared a state
ment in opposition to the bil 1 of
Senator C. II. Klein, prohibiting
automobile racing on circular tracks.
Mr. Simpson declares that such a
law would result in a loss of $20,000
to $25,000 a year to the Minnesota
fail, as the Saturday attendance is
always greatly increased by the at
traction of automobile races.
The house committee on state fair
has recommended a measure appro
priating $27,000 for the fair's deficit,
$15,000 annually for its maintenance
and $40,000 for completing the roof of
the new grandstand. A similar
measure has been recommended by
the senate committee.
In a public hearing before the
house committee on taxes upon a bill
fixing a 6 per cent gross earnings tax
on interstate business of express com
panies, Attorney E. E. Olds, who
appeared in opposition to the meas
ure, said that the increase of taxes
is not warranted for the reason that
the parcels post has hit the compa
nies hard. He said the express com
pany stocks had decreased materially
in the last thirty days and that the
legislature should not at present do
anything which would increase the
working expense of the companies.
C. S. Fernald of Chicago, general at
torney for the Pullman company,
opposed a gross earnings tax of 6 per
cent on sleeping car companies doing
business in the state. The bill, as
drawn, does not hit the railroad com
panies which operate sleeping cars
of their own.
S. A. Nelson has offered a bill in
the senate which proposes a consti
tutional amendment giving women
the right to vote on all matters
dealing with the liquor question,
just as they now have the right to
vote on school questions.
The Haycraf nonpartisan elections
bill passed the senate on Friday by a
vote of 53 to 8. The bill makes sev
eral amendmentss to the present
primary law, as follows: County
officers and members of the
legislature are made nonpartisan,
nominated in the primaries without
party designation: the right to nom
inate by petition is abrogated as to
all nonpartisan offices the date of
the primary election is changed from
seven weeks before election to the
third Tuesday in June the "bull
moose" party is legalized by an
amendment recognizing any party
which casts 5 per cent of the total
vote in the preceding election.
A bill b\ Thomas Frankson to put
ticket speculators out of business
passed the house on Friday. It
makes it a misdemeanor to sell tick
ets to any class of entertainment at
a greater price than they are sold b\
the management. The incentive for
the proposed law was the difficulty
in obtaining tickets for the Wiscon
sin-Minnesota football game last fall
because of the success of the specu
lators in gaining possession of large
blocks of tickets.
H. A. Putnam has introduced a
bill in the house calling for the sub
mission of a constitutional amend
ment prohibiting the manufacture,
sale_ or^ transportation. st JiftUQjLjn
The house committee on education
has recommended for passage the bill
prepared by the Minnesota Educa
tional association providing for a
state pension fund for public school
teachers. The bill provides for a
one-tenth mill state tax for the bene
fit of the fund and for payment by
teachers of 1 per cent of their
month's salary each month for the
first ten years of service and per
cent for the following years. Teach
ers can retire after twenty-five "years'
service on half salary pensions, or on
a graded scale after ten years' service
A house bill providing for the re
moval of the $7,500 limit now placed
on the amount which can be recov
ered in Minnesota courts fo death
by wrongful acts has been recom
mended for passage.
Two new reapportionment bills
were added to the house list on Sat
John G. Lennon and C. H. Warner
have introduced a bill in the house
providing for the creation of a state,
board of reclamation, whose duties
it shall be to clear 20 acres out of as
many 40-acre tracts of state land as
possible, add the cost of clearing to
the price, and turn the land over to
the immigration board to be sold to
settlers. The bill carries an appro
priation of $50,000.
Wilson Announces Cabinet.
President Wilson has announced
the following as members of his cabi
net and the names have been con
firmed by the senate:
William J. Bryan of Nebraska, sec
retary of state William Gibbs Mc
Adoo of New York, secretary of the
treasury "Lindley M. Garrison of
New Jersey, secretary of war James
Clark McReynolds of Tennessee, at
torney general Albert Sidney Burle
son of Texas, postmaster general
Josephus Daniels of North Carolina,
secretary of the navy Franklin K.
Lane of California, secretary of the
interior David Franklin Houston of
Missouri, secretary of agriculture
William C. Redfield of New York,
secretary of commerce William
Bauchop Wilson of Pennsylvania,
secretary of labor.
List of letters remaining un
claimed at the postoffice at Princeton
on March 3, 1913:
Mrs. Charles Anderson (foreign),
Mr. Charley Gish, Mr. Martin John
son, Roy Thompson.
Please call for advertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, P. M.
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 81.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1913.
Affairs of Village Have Been Wisely
Administered by Council Dur-
ing Past Twelve Months.
Had It Not Been for Armory Bonds In-
debtedness Would Have Been
Elsewhere in this issue appears the
annual financial statements of the
village and of the water, light and
building commission. Both reports
will be perused with interest by the
taxpayers of the village.
The village report shows that the
total net indebtedness of the village
is $31,998.76, and this includes the
$2,000 of armory bonds. Had it not
been for the armory bonds the net
indebtedness of the village would
have been reduced to the extent of
$600.60, and that notwithstanding
the fact that the present council
had only half the tax levy that the
preceding council had at its disposal.
The tax levy for 1911 was $6,000,
while the tax levy for 1912 was only
$3,000. In other words, had the tax
levy been the same for 1912 that it
was for 1911 and had there been no
armory bonds, the village indebted
ness would have been reduced to the
extent of almost $4,000 by the present
council. This is a very good showing
and goes to prove that the present
council has wisely administered the
affairs of the village for the past
year. It is safe to assume that if
the policy pursued by the present
council is continued for another year
the indebtedness of the village will
be reduced not less than $5,000 in
The expense of replanking the West
Branch bridge was a large item. A
total of $1,580.35 was expended on
the streets and bridges.
The water, light and building com
mission also makes an excellent
showing. Charging the village the
reasonable amount of $2,075.00 for
light, fire-protection and water for
street sprinkling, the report shows a
the net cost of lighting, fire-protec
tion and street-sprinkling to the tax
payers was $832.65. The commission
expects to make a still better show
ing the ensuing yearin all proba
bility the profits from commercial
lights and water will enable the com
mission to light the village streets
and furnish water for hydrants and
street-sprinkling without cost to the
Peruse the reports and you will fee
convinced that the conclusions we
have arrived at are correct. Both
the council and the commisssion
have done well and are deserving of
commendation, and the Union heart
ily congratulates both bodies on the
gocd work they have accomplished.
A Great Day.
Sunday, March 2. was a great day
for the Congregational church of
Princeton. Although it was one of
the coldest Sundays of the winter the
services were well attended. In Xhe
morning we were inspired by fine mu
sic and prepared for the birth of new
members into our body by consider
ing the vital theme, "The Child and
the Church.'" In the evening 23
were taken into our fellowship on
confession of faith, 21 receiving the
rite of christian baptism. Our
spiritual pulse was quickened as these
fair young lives swore allegiance to
Christ and His church. The music,
consisting of a duet and an anthem
by the choir, was most impressive,
and the playing of our great devo
tional hymns by Mrs. Soule during
the communion service added greatly
to its impressiveness. We felt that
the glad reception of the sacred du
ties of church fellowship by these
young lives was the rarest of compli
ments to the type of religion she has
striven to set forth, namely, the chris
tian life, not as a limitation or pain
ful duty, but as a joy, a privilege and
as the fulfillment of their young lives.
A baseball meeting will be* held in
the village hall tomorrow evening at
8 o'clock. The meeting will be held
for the purpose, of organizing a base
ball team and electing the officers.
Contrary to the general rule, no sub
scription will be started or collection
taken to aid the organization, as the
team finished the season in good
financial condition last year and
has a comfortable balance on hand
to start the new season with. Al
though getting a somewhat late
start, the team made a credible
showing last season and, by getting
an^arly start this season and put
ting in the proper amount of prelim-
inary^practice, there is no reason
why ftlocal ball team could not be
developed here that would be a cred
it to the village and furnish the local
fans th some first-class sport for
the coming season. Everybody in
terested in the welfare of the team
is coraially invited to be present at
To the.Citizens of Princeton:
My attention has been called to a
screed- which appeared ovr the
signajhre of one who terms himself
"A Taxpayer," in which I am taken
to tasK for introducing a bill in the
legislature prepared by a reputable
lawyers of Milaca, at the request of
citizens of that village. "A Tax
an nia,e T*. *v. ^.JL. \J"*** but Mille Lacs
to 'couutv anPrincetonh the 45t legislative dis-
attempts to make it appear
that t|ie bill in question applies to
Princeton village solely. It is char
itable! to presume that "A Tax
payer*! was drunk when he penned
the effusion in question, otherwise I
would'be forced to believe that he
is non compos mentis, for certainly
no sober individual in his right
senses'oul ever have written such
Even a pettifogger is presumed to
kiiow that special legislation is pro
hibited by the state constitution and
that all laws enacted, save repealing
laws, ifaust of necessity be general
in the|r application.
I hail labored under the impression
that 1, represented Milaca as well as
Princeton in the state legislature.
Princeton is only a small part of the
45th legislative district.
If tHe bill in question becomes a
law itjmay relieve the situation in
Milaca and will not affect Princeton
or any other village of the state
that does not care to come under its
In*ppnclusion, I would not deign
to ifdjrice the anonymous screed
were, ft not for the fact that it is
evident the communication was
written for the sole purpose of de
ceiving the voters of this village and
influencing their action at the ensu
ing Cection. 1 am trying to do my
dijtyjas I perceive it in the legislative
ha^l^of our state, trying to represent
trictito the best of my ability, and
trying^to do the best I know how for
the entire state of Minnesota, and
that is all any man can do.
R. C. DUNN.
Marion Shrode and Emma Reimann
were married at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. H. Reimann, the bride's
parents,^in the town of Greenbush,
on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Rev. Eugene A hi officiated. The
bride was attended by her sister,
Hattie Reimann, and Lottie Ristan
of Minneapolis, and the groomsmen
were Otto and Lrick Reimann, broth
ers of the bride. The bride's dress
was of blue silk and she carried a
bouquet of roses and carnations,
while the bridesmaids wore gowns of
a lavender color.
There were about 50 guests present
and many beautiful gifts were re
ceived b} the bride and groom. A
wedding dinner was served by the
hride's mother at 6:30.
Mr. and Mrs Shrode will be at
home to their friends in Princeton
after March 15.
Their friends wish them happiness.
Up to the Voters.
XI is up to the voters of the sever
al towns in this vicinity to vote
suffcient means at the annual town
meeting to provide for the up-keep
of their roads and bridges. The
state and county can and will assist
in lettering the highways, but in
the last analysis the main expense of
maintaining the roads must be borne
by the towns. A town that will
mate no effort to help itself is not
deserving of either county or state
5 Twenty Head of Young Mares.
N&w is the time to secure sound
youig native mares, ranging in
weiiht from 1,200 to 1,400 pounds.
Spltipdid animals for farm or general
pur ose work. This is the best
bunfh of horses brought to Prince
br many months. If you need
horlss you should lose no time in
mal ing your selection as they will
i .st. They will be sold either for
casl or on time.
Rines Horse Co.
New Millinery Parlors.
the request of my numerous
ds, I have decided to open a par
lor lillinery at my residence, oppo-
E. Nelson & Co.'s store. I
at al times carry a strictly new
up-1)-date stock of goods. Every
bod welcome at all times and goods
sho with pleasure. Spring open
ing Triday and Saturday, March 14
and|L5. 31-2tc Mrs. E C. Meyer.
Fifty Families. From Various States
Locate in Mille Lacs and the
Settlers Are All Practical Farmers of
ileans Brought in by Prince*
ton Land Agencies.
Settlers have been arriving in large
number during the past two weeks
from Iowa and other states, and
have taken possession of farms which
they purchased in MiHe Lacs, Sher
burne, Isanti and Anoka counties
during the summer and fall of 1912.
These men are all practical farmers
and possess adequate means to pur
sue their vocationsthey constitute
a desirable acquisition to the com
munities in which they have located.
Nineteen families have been located
by Wellington King of Wyanett.
four by the Bockoven Land agency
of Princeton and 25 by Svarry &
Palm, Princeton. The names of the
new arrivals brought in by the
above-named local agencies, with
the places of location, are hereunder
By Wellington King.
LivoniaOtto Koennernan, Indi
ana, Troger Olson 80-acre farm
Gustave Koenneman, Indiana, Aug.
Buerger 160-acre farm Adam
Pheiffer, Nebraska, Ed Martineau
80-acre farm FredG. Miller. Illinois,
Adolph Pabst 80-acre farm Kohler
Bros., Iowa, O. Peterson 227 acres.
StanfordFred Boyer, Nebraska,
August Hiller 187-acre farm Fred
May, Kansas, Edward Freidrice 80-
acre farm Fred'Hillerman, Nebras
ka, August Steinke 80-acre farm.
Spencer BrookRichard Daudt,
Becker, Minn., Rev. Koch 120-acre
farm Henry Teimeyer, Iowa, Sophia
Stearns 80-acre farm: Samuel Froe
licn, Nebraska, D. B. Davis 40-acre
farm Jacob Froelich, Nebraska,
Wellington King 120-acre and 160-acre
farms Hank Feibing, South Dako
ta, Geo Farnham 80-acre farm Tom
Feibing, South Dakota, Wellington
King 80-acre faxm -Ole Brinkman,
South Dakota, Wellington King 80-
acre farm. C. B. Pruess, Indiana3
Herman Thoma 40-acre farm Rev.
Koch, Indiana, Rev. Bauer 120-acre
farm J. O. Forsman and Welling
ton King, Wyanett, Gust Lind 157-
WyanettJohn A Schueller, Aus
tin, Minn., Buckingham Bros. 80-
DalboHerman Fricke, Owatonna,
Minn., R. H. and W. King 131-acre
BradfordHenry Feibing, South
Dakota. Bud Foote 187-acre farm.
By Bockoven Land Agency.
Princeton TownshipE. C. Thomp
son, Iowa, J. W. Chisholm 120-acre
Blue HillJohn R. Mullen, Iowa,
McQuoid 120-acre farm.
BaldwinJ. A. Lescher, Iowa, J.
H. Arnholdt 110-acre farm.
WyanettC. A. Hemming, South
Dakota, William Hanson 179-acre
By Svarry & Palm.
PrincetonWesley Trobridge, Chris
M. Jensen, Jim P. Jensen, John J.
Jensen, H. M. Siger, Walter Weis
senfluh, Levi P. Shirley, George
Borchard, Wm. Ward, Sebastian
Albright, Sam Hotchkiss, Jens
Peterson, Walter Nelson, Seibert
Vandevanter, Howard E. Smith,
John Stacey (all from Iowa): R.
Reinhold and Hans Paulson, from
Minnesota John Erickson from
South Dakota and John Alfonz,
ZimmermanHenry Spiers, W. J.
Kennedy. Art E. Tuelail from
AnokaPeter Schulmiar and Fred
Strope, from Iowa and John Seder
quist and Arthur E. Anderson, from
Superintendent Randall's Annual Report
Princeton, Minn., March 1, 1913.
To the Water, Light and Building
I submit for your approval the
following report on the electric light
and waterworks plant for the year
ending March 1, 1913:
We have during the past year wired
and extended our line to forty-six
new customers for light, added seven
new customers for water, built four
blocks of new street line, installed
six additional street lights and
fifteen electric fans. We have added
15 motors, making 45-horse power to
our connected motor load and extend
ed out lines to the same. "We are
now getting a small revenuefrom our
exhaust steam for heating purposes,
and pipes are laid to the new armory
which, when connected, should add
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a good revenue for the ensuing year.
Our electric light and power earnings
have materially increased in the past
two years with only a small increase
in running expenses.
The following report shows the
earnings, running expenses and per
manent improvements during the
Commercial light and power 57347.13
Rent of electric light meters. 342.65
Profit on merchandise 380.98
Commercial water 928.94
Street lights 1200.00
Hydrant rentals 525 00
Water and sprinkling 350.00
Jail rental 97.85
Loss on tools and fixtures $6.88
Fuel consumed 4944.55
Oil. waste and packing used!' 195.91
Eocal freight, drayage and express. 232.44
Secretary, salary and stationary!! 326.61
Total 59933 20
Line, plant and jail $1933.39
Although we have charged off cer
tain items in our merchandise ac
count which have been carried from
year to year, which I do not consider
of any value, and have been under
the expense of purchasing a new
smokestack and grates for boilers,
yet the above report shows that we
have earned $1,242.35 over and above
O. B. Randall, Supt.
Wilson and Marshall Inaugurated.
Woodrow Wilson was on Tuesday
inaugurated president of the United
States, with Thomas R. Marshall as
vice president, amid scenes of stir
ring animation and with impressive
ceremonies, marked in the main by
simplicity. Theconstsitutional oath
of office was administered to Mr. Wil
son at the historic east front of the
capitol by Chief Justice White, while
Mr. Marshall and the new senators
were sworn in by the supreme court
in the senate chamber.
Directly after taking the oath Pres
ident Wilson delivered a brief inaugu
ral address which he concluded with
these words: "This is not a day of
triumph. It is a day of dedication.
Here muster, not the forces of party,
but the forces"of humanity. Men's
hearts wait upon us men's lives
hang in the balance men's hopes
call upon us to say what we will do.
Who shall ilve up to the great trust?
Who dares fail to try? I summon all
honest men, all patriotic, all for
ward-looking men to my side. God
helping me, I will not fail them if
they will but counsel and sustain
me." Vice President Marshall al
so delivered his inaugural address im
mediately after he was sworn in.
Washington was aglow with color
throughout the day and the inaugu
ral procession, with thousands of
people in line, was an imposing spec
Professor C. C. Heintzeman, in
structor of the Princeton Citizens'
band, has been engaged to teach a
newly-organized working boys' band
in Minneapolis. \S. L. Harris says
of Professor Heintzeman in the Min
neapolis Tribune: "In securing
Professor Heintzeman as the leader
of the organization wc have one of
those rare men who are possessed
with three important fundamentals
of the education of the boy. A heart
of wax, a backbone of steel, and the
ability to be blind in one eye at
times are so blended that they be
come an explanation of the wonder
ful success of this man. Discipline
is always an important part in the
training of the boy, and Professor
Heintzeman has the ability in main
taining this in the way that holds
Births and Deaths in County.
During the year 1912 there were
249 births and 90 deaths in the coun
ty of Mille Lacs, according to the re
turns received by Clerk of Court
King from the secretary of the state
board of health. In 1911 there were
233 births and 112*deaths. The fol
lowing table gives the figures by
towns and villages:
Towns and Vallages Births Deaths
Bogus Brook 21 9
Borgholm 20 7
East Side 5 1
Foreston Vil. 4 2
Greenbush.. 15 2
Isle Harbor 16 4
Kathio ..7 3
Milaca Vil 28 10
Milaca Twp 10 5
Milo 24 2
Onamia Vil 11 3
OnamiaTwp 9 1
Page 7 2
Princeton Vil. 33 30
Princeton Twp .28 5
South Harbor 7 2
Total 249 90
A citizens' caucus will be held at
the court house tomorrow evening,
March 7, at 8 o'clock, for the pur
pose of placing in nomination candi
dates for the various village offices.