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MEMBERS OF HOUSE AND SENATE
HUSTLING FOR THEIR PET
BIG WAR MEASURES ARE NOW
ATTRACTING ATTENTION OF
The legislature notf has but seven days
to finish its work of the, session, and the
members of both house^ iaelhji^littg to
get their pet measurfs thru, and many
of them are doomed f| dKalppbintmeJit,
and it is well that-thilis so, Abbut Half
of those introduced during the session
could with profit to the state, be lost
by the wayside, and the state be richer
for the loss.
One of the proposed "war measures"
which is attracting more agitation than
any other at the present time, was in
troduced by Representative W. D.
Washburn, of Minneapolis, and will
probably come up for final action today.
That the people may know exactly what
the bill is, it is printed in full, and is as
"Section 1. Whenever a state of war
shall exist or be imminent between the
United States and a foreign country if
in his judgement the public safety so
requires the Governor may by proclama
tion direct and require every subject or
citizen of such foreign, country in this
State within twenty-four hours to ap
pear before such public authorities as the
Governor may direct in such proclama
tion and personally register his or her
name, residence and business, and give
such further information as the Governor
may prescribe, and if he is not a resident
of the State, give the purpose of his
presence and his intended length of stay.
Upon the proclamation the owner, lessee,
or proprietor of every hotel, inn, boarding
or rooming house, and private residence,
shall within twenty-four hours notify
such public authorities of the presence
therein of every such subject or citizen,
known by him to be such, and shall each
day thereafter notify such public authori
ties of the arrival thereat or departure
therefrom of every such subject or citizen
known by him to be such. A failure to
comply with such proclamation or to do
or perform any of the acts herein pro
vided shall be a misdemeanor:"
It is apparent at a glance that this is a
most drastic measure which might be
the means of getting many innocent and
inoffensive persons into serious trouble
therefore many of the more conservative
members of the house protested. This
brought upon them the fierce denuncia-
tion of Representative Corning of St
Paul that they are "copperheads" and
unpatriotic, notwithstanding the
that one of the opponents of the measure
is John B. Hompe, of Deer Creek, a
veteran of the civil war, who characteriz
ed it is a piece of jingo legislation. The
bill has been up for consideration twice,
but was not placed on its passage. When
it comesup again this week another bitter
war of words is sure to follow.
As to Taxes.
Speaking of taxes, war measures will
account for a considerable increase
education and the care of unfortunates
will account for much more. Good
roads will cost something, and so will
drainage, in the way of assessments, but
good roads and drainage, like education,
are profitable investments. Many of
the tax reform bills have been passed,
however, and those of the tax commission
in particular, are intended to reach a lot
of property that has escaped taxation
heretofore and to assess it at a rate
which the owners can afford to pay, and
this will help to keep down the rate in
general.-^ _- "•:.••
For instance, the listing of stocks in
foreign corporations as credits will, it is
believed, result in placing millions of
dollars of these stocks on the tax rolls.
The only way in which these stocks can
be discovered is to have the owners re
port them. The property they represent
is taxed eleswhere, so while they were
assessed here as ordinary property, the
tax consuming nearly all of the dividends,
they were not reported, and the state re
Action on BigBills. fgp-'.X*
ThW*members 'of both* hbusel*liaVe
carried out their intention of giving the
most important measures a chance. Not
aU of them have been enacted into law
by any means, but they have all had their
chance. A general drainage bill and a
flood control bill, two,'of the most im
portant measures to the farming interest
of the state, have passed the House.
Constitutional prohibitipn has passed
both House and Senate- Statutory
prohibition was killed in the House. A
proposed constitutional aihendment,
granting suffrage to women, passed the
House, but probably will be defeated in
the Senatef which killed the statutory
bill granting partial suffrage. The bill,
for a tonnagetax on iron ore got thru the
House by four votes, but w.as defeatedjn
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The presidential primary law was re
pealed, but neither Senate nor House
would consent to any change in the state
primary law, affecting either legislative
or executive offices. The Senate passed
thejrill for a non-partisan state conven
tion to nominate justices of the supreme
A new road law under which a single
commissioner takesthe place of the old
highway commission of three members
already is in operation, and it is pre
dicted that there will be more road build
ing in Minnesota during the next two
years than during any similar period in
the state's history.
House Committee Fights.
The House committee has made a
determined fight »or the abolition of the
one-man petition and the expensive pre
liminary proceedings and to this the
Senate committee was unwilling to agree.'
The Senate committee at first proposed
to kill the bill ourtight, and to present as
a substitute a few amendments to the
present laws. Then it was proposed to
select a few of the provisions of the
House bill as amendments to the present
law. Neither plan was satisfactory to
the House members, and the final result
is in doubt.
Efficiency Measures Passed,.'
Of the bills prepared by the interim,
Efficiency and Economy Commission,
both houses have passed those providing
for reform in the handling of the state's
investments purchase of supplies for all
state departments by the Board of Con
trol placing the state public scfeool at
Owatonna under the jusridiction of the
Board of Control and giving the same
board control of the Capitol grounds*
The Senate has passed the bills re^
organizing the state Board of Health, and
creating a state board of education to
replace the state normal board, the state
high school board and the state library
board, and their prospect for passing the
House is good* |^:M^^fe®^fr1 S
Domain Bilflm iSoulytr5
The fate of the public domain bill, the
most important of all the program, is in
doubt. Defeated in the Senate by one
vbte, it has been amended in the House
objection of some of the op-
posing senators, and has become the
bone of^contention in the most sensa
fact ptional-political fight of the.year between
Governor Burnquist, favoring the bill,
and State Auditor Preus, opposing it.
The bill divorcing the grain depart
ment from the jurisdiction of^the Rail
road and_jWaiehouse Commission has
been killed by the Senate, and-the bill to
reduce the size of the Legislature has
been killed by the House. Neither ap
parently ever had a chance of passing at
SLEEPY EYE GOES WET.
At the city election at Sleepy Eye
Tuesday, the "wets" were victorious by
a majority of 46 votes. The following
officers were elected: Mayor, Dr. W.
J. B. Welcome recorder, A. J. Thomas
treasurer, H. C. Domeier aldermen, G.
F. Scobie, Rex Bingham, A. J. Bertrand,
Dr. W. A. Anderson, H. H. Offerman
special judge, H. C. Peterson.
PEACE COMMITTEE RETURNS.
Mayor Lv A. Fritsche, F. H. Retzlaff
and Capt. Albert Steinhauser returned
Saturday Irom Washington, where they
went to use their influence toward
averting war. The trip did not fully
serve its purpose, but the delegates feel
that they did their duty, and it was done
in accordance with the wishes of the
audience at the monster peace meeting,
at the Armory on the evening of March
30. A report pf the trip will be found
elsewhere in this issue.
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as we have just received fresh strawberries^, ^i
Delicious Apples, Oranges and
Home Mad Candies C/Sfe
New Ulm Candy Kitchen
Bills• Defeated. -s*a
American Ambassadorto Vienna
Ignorantof Latest Move.
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Washington, April 10.—Austria-Hun
gary, under the pressure of Germany,
has severed diplomatic relations with
the United States.
Baron Erick Zwiedlnek,
It is expected here they will follow
by breaking diplomatic relations.
Austria's break with the United
States undoubtedly is the prelude to
a declaration of a state of war. Six
ty-two days elapsed between the break
in relations between the United States
and Germany and the formal declara
tion of a state of war. How many
days will elapse before Germany's
chief ally enters a state of war with
Germany's newest enemy will be de
cided entirely' by circumstances.
The diplomatic history of civiliza
tion and the precedents of centuries
show a state or war invariably fol
lows a break in diplomatic relations
between first class powers. ,.., „.
DULUTH STUDENTS WIN
d'affaires of the Austro-Hungarian em
bassy here, called at the state depart
^nent and asked for passports for
himself and the embassy staff. i/^Tj
Almost at the-same time a dispatch
was received from American Minister
Stovall at Berne saying the dual
monarchy had broken off diplomatic
relations with the United States in
Vienna. It is presumed this was done
by handing passports *'to American
Charge Grew. American Ambassador
Penfield, who had left Vienna on Sat
urday, probably did not know of the
By prearrangement Spain will take
over the diplomatic and consular in
terests of the United States in Aus
tria-Hungary. All Austrian consular
agents will depart from the United
States with the diplomatic mission, as,
was the case with Germany.
Sweden to Act for (Austria. «C^
Vienna has asked Sweden to take
over her interests in the United
Up to the time Charge Zwiedinek
asked for his passports no similar ac
tion had been taken by Bulgaria and
Turkey—Germany's Vwo other allies—
and their representatives here disr
claimed having any knowledge of the
intention of their governments.
SEIZED BY AMERICA
Washington,. April 10.—On Austria's
action in breaking off diplomatic re
lations with the United States the
treasury department ordered that ves
sels, flying the flag of the* dual mon
archy interned in American ports be
By" noon eight craft in ports* from
Boston to New Orleans had been tak
The ships "seized are the steamship
Erny, Boston the steamers Clara,
Anna and Teresa, New Orleans the
steamship Pranconia, Philadelphia
steamship Budapest, Newport News,
and the Martha Washington and Him
alaya, New York.
GERMAN MAIL IS STOPPED
No Further Communication Allowed
Washington, April 10.—Postmaster
General A. S. Burleson has issued on
ders suspending mail service to Ger
many and exchange of postal money
orders between the United States and
the German empire during'hostilities
between the two nations. All United
States postofnces have been instructed
to refuse to accept any mail destined
for Germany and for Austria-Hungary,
Luxemberg, Bulgaria and Turkey be
cause their mail cannot reach the des
tinations without passing through Ger
many. Mail received from German al
lied countries will be forwarded
CUBAN GUNBOATS ADE ACTIVE
Watching Contiguous Waters for Ger
New York, April 10.—Cuban gun
boats which have established -a sweep
ing patrol of the Cuban coast and
contiguous waters have been given or-,
ders to fire on sight at any craft sus
pected of aiding German raiders or
seeking to find bases for German sub-
marines in or near "Cuba,
The powerful radio station in Ha
vana and 22,000 miles of telephone
and telegraph lines In Cuba have been
mobilized to protect the interests of
the- islands from any hostility by Ger
man un'dersea craft or raiders, it war
John Alien and Bessie Merrit, both
.students of the Duluth High School,
were winners in the boys and girls
declamatory contests held in Minne
apolis last Thursday. Max Freitag and
Thelma Rinke, of the New Ulm High
School, were contestants, having defeated
all of the others in the Second district.
There were nine speakers at Minneapolis.
Harry Millett, of Hastings, won second,
and Max Freitag third, for the boys,
while Bernice Smith, of Stewartville,
won second for the girls, and Alvaretta
Enright, of East Grand Forks, third.
The judges were Rudolph Wosmek,
Chester L. Saxby, F. W. Hilgendorf,
Jane Jeder, J. Wilbur Jones and Olive C.
Morris, all of Minneapolis? -y*§, ass*
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