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Cashman Distance Tariff Bill Passes
and Will Come Up In House
on Tuesday, Harch 18.
H. H. Dunn's Bill Providing for 7 Per
Cent Street Railway Gross
Earnings Tax Killed.
The Cashman distance tariff bill
has passed the senate by a vote of 35
to 25. A motion to reconsider was
lost. The passage of the bill followed
the adoption of an amendment
offered by Senator Cashman, author
of the bill, providing that the law
would become effective January 1,
1914, instead of November 1, 1913.
The bill is now up to the house, and
has been made a special order for
The house lailroad committee has
recommended for pasasge the bill re
quiring all locomotives to have head
lights of at least 1,500 candle power
except on stub lines or logging roads.
A bill proposing a constitutional
amendment providing for the refor
estation of about 2,000,000 acres of
state lands has passed the house.
George H. Moeller's bill creating a
state commission to supervise ath
letic events has been returned to the
house with the favorable report of
the committee on general legislation.
The bill permits boxing contests of
six rounds somewhat on the order of
the Philadelphia plan.
The house reapportionment bill
will come up on special orders in the
senate tomorrow if the agreement
reached by a committee on the meas
ure does not fail. A letter of pro
test from house members, signed by
Speaker Henry Kines, B. C. Dunn
and I. Walker, against the change
made by the senate committee in
the Forty-second and Fifty-third
districts was leceivcd. Objection
was against placing Anoka and
Isanti counties in one district in
stead ot Anoka and Sherburne coun
ties as pro\ided by the house bill.
L. C. Spooner's bill providing for a
survey of the state to investigate the
feasibility of the Mershon scheme of
canalizing the state has been ap
proved by the house appropriations
committee, which lecommended an
appropriation of $5,000. It could be
handled under diiection of the gov
ernor, state auditor and attorney
general. The plan includes a ship
canal fiom Lake Superioi to the up
per Mississippi, canalization of the
Minnesota rher and connection of
it with the Red rher.
Thomas J. Greene's bill prohibit
ing public officeis from accepting
passes to theaters and other places of
amusement has been recommended
by the house committee forpasssage.
As a substitute for Iff. S. Hill
man's bill prohibiting any person or
concern fiom collecting d, fee for
piocuiing employment, the house
committee on laboi has offered a bill
providing that no one shall exact
fees loi obtaining employment wholly
consisting of manual labor. The bill
would prevent charging workingmen
for getting them jobs.
Bj a ot ot 76 to 29 the house
passed the normal school committee
bill providing for a sixth state nor
mal school to be erected north ot the
Northern Pacific line connecting
Duluth and Moorhead. The exact
location is left to the state normal
Former Speaker H. H. Dunn failed
to save his bill imposing a gross earn
ings tax of 7 per cent on street rail
way companies. By this measure
the state was to have the entire tax
and the cities not only were to be
deprived of the taxes on street rail
ways but prohibited from levying
special assessments for permanent
improvements. The bill was report
ed by the committee for return to
its author. Upon motion of E. C.
Dunn the measure was indefinitely
postponed by an overwhelming vote.
The Pless bill providing for the
restoration of the death penalty,
when ordered by the jury in cases of
murder in the first degree, was de
feated in the house by a vote of 56
L. A. Lydiard's bill providing for
one day of rest in seven for employ
es in factories, workshops and mer
cantile establishments passed the
house by a vote of 76 to 13.
The house has passed the senate
bill prohibiting the use of common
drinking cups, and the measure now
goes to the governor for his signa
G. W. Brown's bill raising the
garnishee exemption from $25 to $35,
but providing that only $50 a month
be exempt was passed by the house
after Mr. Brown had argued that it
aimed at deadbeats.
R. C. Dunn Gives Interesting Talk.
At the request of a number of
friends E. C. Dunn addressed a large
public gathering at the opera house
on Monday evening and talked on
various matters of interest. J. J.
Skahen called the meeting to order,
and Dr. Cooney was selected chair
man and Earl Hatch secretary. Fol
lowing two selections by the Boys'
band, rendered in an admirable man
ner. Mr. Dunn commenced his ad
He first touched briefly upon vil
lage matters, upon the two elements
which made up its citizens and said
he believed in good local govern
ment. He praised Eobt. D. Byers
and said that under his presidency
the affairs of the village had been
honestly administered and that no
mistake could be made in again re
turning him to office. He then ex
plained the light and power bill,
which had been misrepresented for
an ulterior purpose by a Princeton
individual who endeavored to cover
up his identity under the pseudonym
of 'A Taxpayer,'' and indulged in a
little sarcasm at the expense of Dr.
T. L. Arrnitage. Mr. Dunn then
elucidated the county assessor
bill and the initiative and referen
He said he had been asked by Dr.
Arrnitage to oppose the telephone
transmission, or physical connection
bill, a measure which makes it com
pulsory upon telephone companies
to connect with other lines in order
to transmit messages to persons de
sired to reach. As he considered
this bill beneficial to the public at
large, Mr. Dunn said he intended
voting for its passage.
The Cashman distance tariff bill
was briefly touched upon by the
speaker and he said he intended sup
porting it as it was evidently a fair
measureit equalized freight rates
thioughout the state. Mr. Dunn
then took up the good roads bill,
told how he, together with Assistant
Attorney General Weeks and Mr.
Ccoley of the state highway commis
sion, had woiked seven weeks con
tinuously in drafting the measure,
and pointed out the beneficial effect
it would ha\e it enacted into law.
Some sections of the bill, said Mr.
Dunn, are receiving opposition in
the senate, but he entertained
strong hopes that it would pass.
E. L. McMillan then eulogized the
work of Superintendent Bandall, and
Mr. Dunn concluded the evening's
proceedings b\ again saymg a few
words in praise of E. D. Bjeis and
ad\ising the citizens to vote for the
men who would work for the best
interests of the ullage.
Baseball Club Organizes.
Immediately after the caucus at
the couit house on Friday evening
baseball enthusiasts organized a club
and Clarence Hill, Dr. McEae and
Fred Newton were chosen as a board
of directors, they to appoint their
piesident. W. Doane was selected
as playing manager, to arrange tor
games, transportation, etc. The
team will consist solely of home boys,
and it is predicted that it will be the
strongest aggregation ever brought
togethei in this village. There is
plenty of material for an excellent
baseball club in Princeton, and this
year the boys are evidently more en
thusiastic than everthey are deter
mined to vanquish every other team
in Mille Lacs and surrounding coun
Rabies in Wyanett.
Dr. McDonald, state field veteri
narian, arrived here from St. Paul
last Friday and proceeded to Wya
nett to investigate the existence of
rabies at that place. The fact that
one of the Guderian boys was bitten
by a pet dog, the head of which was
sent to the university and the ani
mal declared to be affected with ra
bies, was the reason for Dr. McDon
ald's visit. The doctor killed nearly
a dozen dogs in Wyanett, which
were said to have been bitten by the
Guderian dog, as a matter of precau
tion. Young Guderian is at the uni
versity Pasteur institute, to which
place he was taken directly after be
During his stay in Princeton Dr.
McDonald was a guest of Dr. C. S.
Neumann, an old-time friend of his.
Twenty Head of Young Mares.
Now is the time to secure sound
young native mares, ranging in
weight from 1,200 to 1,400 pounds.
Splendid animals for farm or general
purpose work. This is the best
bunch of horses brought to Prince
ton for many months. If you need
horses you should lose no time in
making your selection as they will
go fast. They will be sold either for
cash or on time.
10-tcf Rines Horse Co.
R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1913.
Robert D. Byers Elected President of
Princeton Village and License
Proposition is Carried.
Returns From Other Villages in Mille
Lacs County Forwarded by
Election day passed off very quietly
in the village of Princeton and, it
being an ideal day, a large vote was
cast402 against 380 cast at the elec
tion in 1912. The fact that a stat
ute now prohibits the distribution of
tickets on the streets added largely
to the smoothness with which the
election was conducted. Heretofore
the street-corner peddler of tickets
invariably constituted a nuisance
and never proved of material help
to any candidate. The battle was
apparently good-natured although
it was waged with a quiet determi
It was generally conceded that the
ticket headed by Eobert D. Byers
would be elected and, with two ex
ceptions, this proved to be correct.
The exceptions were tJ offices of
treasurer and justice of the peace, in
which Henry Plaas was defeated by
J. C. Herdliska and A. Z. Norton by
L. E. Fox.
The re-election of E. D. Byers, L.
C. Hummel and A. M. Davis is a
splendid indorsement of good gov
ernmentit shows that the ma
jority of the citizens are well satis
fied with the 1912 administration and
desire no change. Alfonso Howard
was re-elected assessor and Earl W.
Hatch elected recorder.
On the license question the "wets"
won by a small margin7 votes.
The total vote cast for license was
209 and against license 188, but there
were two tickets unmarked and three
voters cast no ballot on the propo
sition, which makes a total against
it of 193. It required a maj'ority of
all votes castor 202to carry the
The dog license question, sub
mitted to ascertain the sentiment of
the people, resulted in a vote favor
ing the licensing of canines.
The vote on the village candidates
is hereunder given in detail:
President of Village Council
Eobert D. Byers 213
M. L. Wheeler 187
I). A. McEae 212
L. C. Hummel 204
A. M. Davis 204
Eanest Moeger 195
J. H. Hoffman 193
C. A. Grow 186
Earl W. Hatch 224
Otto Eadeke 178
J. C. Herdliska 249
Henry Plaas 150
Alfonso Howard 236
Ed Drescher 162
Justice of Peace
L. E. Fox 204
A. Z. Norton 197
Chas. Bullis 205
G. Shrode 195
For liquor license 209
Against liquor license 188
MilacaPresident, S. H. Olson
trustees, A. M. Anderson, A. T.
Tufty, W. A. Erickson recorder, E.
G. Baldowsky treasurer, C. H.
Dahlgren assessor, E. G. Wilkes
justice of peace, E. W. Freer con
stable, Wright Barry. For license,
70 against license, 124.
Foreston President, Geo. H.
Deans trustees, Edward Stromwall,
Harry Lockwood, Swen Collin re
corder, Sylvan Sheets treasurer,
Fred Neumann justices, E. E. Pea
body and A. F. Panchot constable,
Andrew Speeder. License question
not voted on.
WahkonPresident, A. J. Wagner
trustees, Geo. E. Sloan, Calvin Be
zanson, J. L. Gerrish recorder, J.
H. Parks treasurer, J. L. Bezanson
justice of peace, G. E. Parks, S.
A citizens' caucus was held at the
court house hall on Friday evening
and the interest shown was made
manifest by the packed house. The
caucus was called for the purpose of
placing in nomination candidates for
village offices. Dr. Cooney was
chosen chairman of the convention
and Eobert H. King secretary. The
assemblage was addressed by W. H.
Ferrell, E. L. McMillan,' T. H.
Caley, E. K. Evens, Dr. Cooney, and
others, all of whom spoke in high
praise of the Byers' administration,
and Mr. Ferrell compared this ad
ministration with that of the Pen
nison regime, producing statistics
which convincingly showed up the
last named in its true colorsshowed
that the Pennison council did not
conduct the affairs of the village to
the best interest of the taxpayers.
On the other hand he proved that
the Byers' council had been econom
ical and that it had done its duty
in every particular.
Dr. C. S. Neumann then placed in
nomination E. D. Byers for presi
dent and D. A. McEae, L. C. Hum
mel and A. M. Davis for trustees.
The nominations were seconded by
T. H. Caley and he moved that they
be passed upon by a rising vote. The
vote was virtually unanimous. Earl
W. Hatch was nominated for record
er, Alfonso Howard for assessor,
Henry Plaas for treasurer, A. Z.
Norton for justice of the peace and
Chas. Bullis for constable.
"2 "Progressives" Meet.
The "progressives" met at the
court house hall on Monday evening,
discijssed village matters and pro
duced masses of figures to prove
their contentions. It was a free-for
all talkfest and many expressed their
A New Business Policy.
Scientific classification of the na
tion's lands is now an integral part
of the public, land administration.
The field work of the federal geolo
gist and the engineer is made to con
tribute to a business policy in the
management of the nation's real es
tate along three destinct lines.
Quantitative knowledge of the land
and its resources is now made a pre
liminary, first, to disposition of
lands under the various settlement
and development laws second, to
reservation of lands from present ac
quisition pending the enactment of
adequate legislation and third, to
valuation of lands where the statute
provides for disposition at prices ex
pressing known value.From 33d An
nual Report, Director U. S. Geologi
\-:J,icordially invite the ladies of
Prjnpeton and vicinity to attend my
millinery opening on Friday and Sat
urday, March 14 and 15. I have for
this season the largest and best as
sortment of hats ever shown in
Princeton, including Panamas, Mi
lans and chip straws of the best qual
ity at reduced prices. I was success
ful in buying two sample lines of mil
linery goods, including $300 worth of
flowers of various grades, among
them imported silk flowers, at a big
discount, and can give you these
floweis at the regular wholesale
price. I will also give a discount of
10 per cent on all hats and flowers
sold at my opening.
Mrs. M. A. Belsem.
A meeting was held at Long Sid
ing on Monday for the purpose of
organizing a farmers' live stock,
machinery, hardware, produce and
shipping association. An organiza
tion was effected and the following
officers and board of directors were
elected: Oscar Erickson. president
Luther Oones. vice president David
Wetter, secretary Henry Schmidt,
treasurer board of directorsFred
Eggert, M. B. Anderson and Jacob
Egge. The capitalization was placed
at $5,000. shares to be $10 each. The
constitution and by-laws were adopt
ed and articles of incorproation will
be immediately filed.
We will have a showing of early
street hats on Friday and Saturday,
and our regular opening will occur on
Wednesday and Thursday, March 19
and 20, when a full line of ladies'
and children's trimmed hats will be
on display. 12-ltc
AT NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL.
Louis Sayzerson of Glendorado, who
was operated upon last Thursday for
acute appendicitis, is convalescent.
Mrs. Thos. De Mars of Eogers,
Minn., underwent an operation for
chronic appendicitis last Thursday
and she is also convalescent.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Eeuben Mulberg of Princeton at the
hospital on March 11 and a daughter
to Mr. and and Mrs. Eoyal Berry on
Ealph Keener of Dennis, Mont.,
was operated upon for chronic ap
pendicitis on Wednesday.
Chas. Sager underwent an opera
tion for acute appendicitis on Sun
day and he is doing nicely.
Glen Ferrell, who was operated
upon on Saturday night for acute
appendicitis, is convalescent.
TOWNSHIPJESULTS Princeton Town fleeting is Well At-
tended by Farmers and Pro-
ceedings Are Harmonious.
Election Reports From Various Points
In the Counties of riille Lacs,
Sherburne and Isanti.
There was a fairly good attendance
at the annual town meeting for
Princeton township, hekl over the
Caley hardware store on Tuesday,
and much interest was manifested in
the proceedings. Everything was
carried out in systematic order and
harmony prevailed throughout. The
township ticket is hereunder given,
with the number of votes cast for
Supeivisor, 3 years
Wm. Klingbeil 107
Ed Milbrandt 38
Albert Kuhfield 145
David Wetter 75
H. F. Holthus 51
John Thoma 19
August F. Meyer 140
Justice of Peace
Wm. Gerth 1
At 1 o'clock in the afternoon the
business meeting was called to order
by August F. Meyer, who was
selected as moderator, and the an
nual report of the board ot audit
financial statementwas read by
Albert Kuhfield, town clerk. The
report, which gave in detail the re
ceipts and expenditures and showed
in a clear manner every financial
transaction, was unanimously adopt
ed. A synopsis of the statement fol
Money received by town treasurer from
March 19 1912
July 11 1913
Town of Bogus Brook
Bal on band Mar. 5, 1913
Orders cancelled to Mar. 4, 1913.
Bal. in treasury Mar. 4, 1913
Orders outstanding Mar 4, 1913
Bal. after outstanding orders are paid $$250 82
A perusal of this statement will
show that the township treasury is
in good conditionit gives an idea
of the economical manner in which
the business affairs have been ad
ministered, and credit is due the
board of supervisors therefor.
By a unanimous vote it was decided
to appoint no poundmaster for the
ensuing year and to make no change
either in the bulletin boards or guide
A motion was unanimously carried
that $1,900 be levied for road and
bridge purposes and $397 for current
expenses of the town, as recom
mended by the board of audit.
The following overseers were elect
ed for the ten road districts of the
township: No. 1, Wm. Ziebarth 2,
Wm. Gerth 3, Henry Holthus 4,
John McCool 5, Ferd Flory 6,
Otto Polsfuss 7, Wm. Seefeldt 8,
Henry Uglem 9, Eoyal Berry 10,
M. B. Cater.
It was voted to hold the next an
nual meeting in the village of Prince
In Albert Kuhfield, town clerk,
the township has an able and con
scientious official. He is accommo
dating and painstaking at all times
and has performed "his duties with
entire satisfaction. The voters made
no mistake in re-electing him.
August Henschel has also made an
excellent treasurer and, as to the
board of supervisors, every man has
done his duty.
PageSupervisor for three years,
Grant Weatherly clerk, August
Anderson treasurer, Chas, Isaacson
assessor, Axel' Broman justice of
peace, Carl Sholin constable, John
P. Peterson. Eoad and bridge,
$1,500 town revenue, $200.
GreenbushSupervisor for three
years, Luther Jones for two years,
T. W. Thompson clerk, L. W. Nor
mandin treasurer, John Teutz
assessor, Jas. Kenely justice of
peace, E. S. Shaw. Eoad and bridge,
East Side Supervisor for three
years, Aug. Haglund clerk, Oscar
C. Anderson treasurer, Andrew
Kalberg assessor, Peter Sehlin jus
tices of peace, J. P. Johnson, Peter
Kass. Eoad and bridge, $462 town
Hayland Supervisor for three
years, John E. Brady: clerk, C. W.
Willis treasure!,, Ole J. Harstad
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assessor, Geo. Willis justices of
peace, J. E. Broberg, Gust Sund
vall constable, Peter Larson. Eoad
and bridge, $1,000: town revenue
Isle HarborSupervisor for three
years M. Morris for one year, F.
S. Burroughs clerk, C. M. Halgren
treasurer, J. L. Gerrish assessor,
Thos. Person justice, J. L. Parks
constable, S. Vivant. Town revenue,
$400. The proposition to separate
township and village of Wahkon was
MiloSupervisor for three years.
Lester Kempton clerk, E. IS. At
kinson treasurer. G. H. Strating:
assessor, E. C. Everson justices of
peace, N. J. Cederquist, N. A. Ax
strom constables, J. A. Blomgren,
Knute Carlson. Eoad and bridge,
$1,000, town revenue, $100.
Bogus BrookSupervisor for three
j'ears, Albert Anderson clerk, A.
J. Franzen treasurer, Peter Jensen
assessor, Chas. N. Peterson justices
of peace, Ole Wittgren, John Dal
chow constables. Orvie Jones, Eein
BorgholmSupervisor for three
years, Carl Larson clerk, Oscar Os
born treasurer, Carl Eckdall jus
tice of peace, Fred Eckdall: consta
bles, Wm. Olson and Hubert Fred.
Five mill tax voted for road and
CambridgePresident, Wm. Son
eral trustees, A. P. Yngve, O. W.
Johnson, Louis Bergstrom recorder,
Erick Lindahl treasurer, T. C.
Blomgren justice, O. A. Hallin,
A. Guderian constables, M. H.
Strait, A. Gudson. License ques
tion not voted on.
IsantiPresident, Herman Mor
ast trustees, M. L. Nelson, Albert
Carlson, W. B. Eouvel recorder, G.
C. Olson treasurer, Albert Wick
strom assessor, A. C. Dahl justice,
A. C. Lindblom constable, A. C.
Dahl. For license, 35 against li
Spencer BrookSupervisor for three
yearsJ. M. Chapman for one year,
M. C. Scanlan clerk, A. W. Blom
quist treasurer, F. W. Goodwin: as
sessor,, J. S. Bengtson constable,
Erick Stanius. Eoad and bridge,
$500 county revenue. $100.
WyanettSupervisor for three
years, Ed Hall clerk, Emanuel
Lundgren treasurer, Dan Findell
justice of peace, Aug. Johnson as
sessor, J. O. Krave constable, Erick
Forss. Eoad and bridge, $1,500 new
bridge, $300 town revenue, $300.
Zimmerman President, H. J.
Mickelson trustees, E. F. Brown,
B. Nash E. H. Foley: recorder, W.
E. Hurtt treasurer, A. E. Berg
Blue Hill Supervisors for three
years, M. N. Mattson for two
years, Matt Johnson clerk, M. B.
Mattson treasurer, John Olson
assessor and constable, Thos. Tellef
son constable, A. Bulleigh. Eoad
and bridge, $600: town revenue, $600.
Total vote cast, 69.
Baldwin Supervisor for three
years, L. Mallette clerk, Lee Jones
treasurer, Martin Eossing assessor,
F. Wallace road and bridge, $400
town revenue, $300.
LivoniaSupervisor for three years,
J. E. Wright: clerk, E. A. Smythe
treasurer, F. J. Keasling assessor,
W. E. Lovell justice of peace, G. T.
James. Eoad and bridge $500 town
revenue, $100. Voted to pay all road
taxes in cash.
German Lutheran Services.
A class of 15 children will be con
firmed at this church next Sunday
morning. Services will begin at 10
a. m. A reunion service will be held
in the evening in the English lan
guage. A special invitation is ex
tended to all who were at any pre
vious time confirmed at this church.
All are welcome.
Eugene A hi, Pastor.
March 6Warner Granland of Bock
and Matilda Olson of Borgholm.
March 7Carl Johnson and Anna
Newberg, both of Milaca township
Married in Minneapolis the follow
"The doctor made me show him my
tongue, and it cost me $2, but I got,
"How?" "In a poker game last night 1 made
him show me his hands, and it cost
Urn $5."New York Times.
MaudAre you engaged to Jack for
good? EthelIt looks that way. I
don't think he'll ever be in a position
to marry me.Boston Transcript.