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CWGED HIS VOTE
SENATOR CROXKHITE DBFEATS
HODGE BILL TO HELP COUN
NO MONEY FOR ANOKA NOW.
THAT IS THE UCVANIMOI S VERDICT
OF THE FINANCE COM
BIG BUDGET OF BILLS PASS.
Siity-One Helns Approved by the
More Aristocratic End of tlie
What, with passing sixty-one bills of
cne sort and another, and slaughtering
a dozen or so more, it is needless, per
haps, to mention that the senate pro
ceedings yesterday would have been
very tedious but for the sensation o£
the afternoon, when Senator Roverud
charged that "illegal practices" had
been resorted to secure the passage of
the Hodge bill extending the terms of
the present county auditors to January,
lf-01. Senator Roverud's resolution was
Whereas, It has been reported that the
county auditors, under the auspices of the
County Auditors' Association of .Minnesota,
have resorted to illegal methods in the pas
sage of S. F. 640, to extend the terms of
county auditors to five years; therefore,
be it ...
Resolved, That the bill be laid over until
Tuesday, and that a committee of five be
appointed to investigate the methods em
ployed by said auditors' association in be
half of this bill, said committee to have full
power to summon, swear and examine wit
nesses and make proper report of same.
The resolution was not adopted, how
Senator Hodge said if the bill had
been pushed by any "damnable lobby,"
he was not "in with it."
Senator Dunn thought the bill was
unconstitutional, but Senator Hodge
called his attention to a decision of j
the Minnesota supreme court, to the
Senator Stevens called attention to
the fact that many of the men who
were opposing the bill had as strenu
ously fought any bill to relieve the |
people of the state from the exorbitant !
fees of clerks of the court. He thought
that was inconsistent.
The bill seemed to be passed on the
roll call, receiving twenty-eight votes.
but Senator Cronkhite flopped, and it
was beaten, as follows:
Yeas— Barr, Currier, Dunham, French, Ful
ler TTanna, Hanson. Hencman. Hodge, Ilfis, ,
Johnson, A. G., Keller. Lloyd. Mastennan,
MoArthur. McHale.Ozmun, Potter, Pottgloa^r,
Schaller, Smith, Stebbins, Stevens, Stockton,
Sweii.ingsen, Whitney, Young — 27.
Nays-Cole. Cullester, Cronkhite, Culkin, I
Dunn, Greer, Howard, Johnson, W. E.. Knat- j
vo'.d. Larson, Miller. Morgan, Reisbus, King- i
lal. It iverud, Sheehan, Spencer, Sperry, The
den. Thompson, Thorpe, Wing, Wymaii- 2:!.
There were some singular complica
tions in connection with the defeat of
the bill. When the roll was called Un> i
first time, the ayes still lacked one or |
tv. > of the requisite twenty-eight, but,
as Secretary Langum read through
the roll a second time, the missing
quantity was just supplied, and the
auditors present were gleeful in the
knowledge that they had twenty-eight
votes. Judge of their consternation
when Senator Cronkhite, of Marshall
county, suddenly changed his vote to
no, and the bill was lost again.
The finance committee reported the
Anoka hospital appropriation unfavor
ably, but withoue offensive emphasis,
and its sting was further soothed by
the fact that Senator Stebbins dissent
ed from part of the majority report
Mr. Wyman, from the committee on
finance, to whom was referred the
message of his excellency, the governor
of Minnesota, relating to an appropria
tion for a fourth hospital for the in-
Eane at Anoka, would report as fol
"A majority of the committee is of
the opinion that, owing to the division
ot sentiment in the legislature on the
question involved in the message, it is
too late in tiie session to pass a bill
making the appropriation asked for in
the message. And with all the facts
in the case before it, and with fuil
knowledge of the needs of the insane,
the joint committee of the senate and
house of representatives fully provided
for the insane until the next session
of the legislature convenes. And, in
the judgment of a majority of the
committee, the question of an appropri
ation to build the fourth hospital tor
the insane at Anoka, should be referred
to the next session of the legislature
for further action."
The dissenting report was:
"As one member of the finance com
mittee, I hereby dissent from that por
tion of the finance committee's report
on the governor's message, which says
that the needs of the insane have been
fully provided for until the next ses
sion of the legislature, and in thus dis
senting I desire to call the attention
of this senate to both the majority
and minority reports of the committee
i : ti insane hospitals, which reports were
made after a long and careful exam
ination of the same.
—"A. T. Stebbins."
Among the important bills passed
were the Dunn bill, to require a ma
jority of all those voting in a general
election to amend the constitution; the
Douglas bill, to give women the right
to sit on library hoard; the Red river
flood relief, and the flax bounty bill.
The barbers' license bill also passed,
with a little opposition.
The first bill on the calendar to which
any opposition appeared was the Swen
ingsen anti-insurance compact bill, and
it failed of passage by two votes, as
Yeas— Cole. Cronkhite, Culkin. Currier,
Dunn. French. Fuller, Greer, Howard. KlMt
raM. Larson. Lluyd, Morgan, McHale, Oz
muu. Peterson, Potter, Pottgieser, Roverud,
Schaller. Sheehan, Stevens. Stockton, Swein
lugrsen, Thompson, Wyman— 26.
Nays — Barr, II anna," Hanson, Heneman, Il
tis. Johnson, A. G., Masterman, McArthur,
Riugdal, Spencer. Sperry, Stebbins. Theden,
Thorpe. Whitney. Wing, Yale, Young— lS.
Senator -Stebbins gave notice that he would
Hiove to reconsider tomorrow.
Senator Rlngdal's bill to abolish the
railroad and warehouse commission
was recommended for indefinite post
ponement by the railroad committee.
The author, however, asked that it
l>e placed on general orders, explaining
that in his opinion it should either
be given more power or abolished. The
motion was lost, however, the only
senators voting In the affirmative being
Cronkhite, Howard, McArthur and
Senator Keller rose to a question of
privilege, and explained that when he
charged that the bill for a gross earn
ings tax on express companies was a
leg-puller, he did not refer to any sen
ator, but he did mean that it had been
1-ushed two years ago by a member who
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was now running a paper in the south
ern part of the state.
Senator Thorpe said the apology was
in his opinion, insufficient, and Senator
Roverud said that it was worse than
the original offense. Senator Miller,
however, seemed to be appeased, and
on motion of Senator Stevens the
apology was accepted.
The house bill repealing the Duluth
& Iron Range land grant was reported
for passage by the railroad committee.
Senator Cole secured the passage of
a resolution asking- the Minnesota con
gressional delegation to endeavor to
secure a nurse's pension for Mrs. Mary
Blaisdell, better known as the "Minne
sota Blizzard," who served as a nurse
at Fort Snelling during the war, and
whose husband is now insane, as the
result of wounds received in the Union
The committee on public lands had
the house bill for the appointment of a
jcint committee to investigate the title
of the Mountain Iron and Mining
lands referred to the committee on fi
nance, as it calls for an appropria
tion of $25,000.
The senate declined to concur in the
house amendments to the fish and
game bill, and Senators Hanson, Mor
gan and Stebbins were appointed as
the senate branch of the conference
committee. It was also voted to non
concur in the house amendments to
the printing bill, and Senators Sperry,
Whitney and Miller were appointed as
a conference committee.
Senator Yale called the attention of
the senate to Speaker Jones' ruling i
that two-thirds of the members pres
ent voting was sufficient to pass a bill
over the governor's veto. He intro
duced a resolution, calling for the
opinion of the attorney general on the
President Gibbs stated plainly that,
in his opinion, such a ruling was en
tirely wrong, and that it would take I
thirty-six votes or two-thirds of the !
entire membership to pass a bill over
a veto in the senate. The authorities
quoted by Speaker Jones, he said, did j
not apply to the Minnesota legislature.
Senator Schaller said the senate had
■nothing to do with the question any
way, but the resolution was referred
to the judiciary committee.
Senator Greer's bill to permit the
use of pound nets in the larger in
land lakes was opposed by Senator
Ringdal, who said the people around
Red lake were against it. It was
passed first, but so many of the sen
ators changed their votes when they I
found out what the bill was.that it was
agreed to lay the bill over for confer- I
Senator Hansen, chairman of the fish I
and game committee, said he had re- j
ceived many letters from settlers ask
ing the passage of the bill.
Senator Pottgieser kicked on the
Johns barbers' license bill. Senator
Stevens eloquently defended the bill,
as an effort on the part of an honor
able occupation, which could trace its j
ancestry to the beginning of written ]
history on the faces of the pyramids ■■
in the valley of the Nile, to better |
their condition. The barbers' school !
might be the immediate inspiration of I
the bill. What was that? Soiled linen |
was passed over face after face. It I
might start an epidemic which might ,
spread over the state.
Senator Barr wanted it expressly pro
vided that nothing should be paid by
the state to the commissioners. The
bill then passed with only eight nega- |
The bill to give five-sixths of a jury
the right to return a verdict in civil
cases was recommended for indefinite i
postponement by the judicary commit
tee. It was, however, placed on gener
IEW POHECLOSIRE LAW.
Outside Mor(jfttft-e*H Must Record a
Power of Attorney.
A bill of a great deal of importance
to realty owners living outside of the
state is S. F. 366. which makes section
0,034, governing foreclosure sales, read
"The sale shall be at public vendue
between the hours of 9 o'clock in the
forenoon and setting of the sun, in the
county in which the premises to be
sold, or some part thereof, are situ
ated, and shall be made by the sheriff
of the said county or his deputy, to the
"Provided, however, that before such
sale shall be made by such sheriff or
his deputy, the mortgagee, assignee, or
owner of such mortgage, in whole or
in part, or the attorney in fact of such
owner of such mortgage in whole or
in part, whose authority is recorded in
the same county, shall authorize such
foreclosure and sale by an instrument
m writing, which shall be executed un-
I der seal and recorded before such sale
in the office of the register of deeds
in the county where such sale and
foreclosure is made.
Section. 2. This act shall take effect
and be in force from and after the
Ist of October, 1897, and shall not ap
ply to any foreclosure then pending.
11. F. S43— Relating to election of officers
of school districts. Ayes 37, nays 0.
H. F. 1022— Relating to road and bridge
fund in Faribault county. Ayes 20. nays 0.
S. F. 505 (Hodge)— To "legitimatize the' issue ■
of marriages deemed null in law where parlies
entering into such marriage did so in good
faith. Ayes 41. nays 0.
S. F. ofiO (Thedeni— To amend section 1,
chapter 33, General Laws 1593. defining what i
shall constitute a newspaper for publication j
of the laws, etc. Ayes 3S, nays 0.
S. F. fi9l (Young)— To amend section 20, |
chapter 131, General Laws I SDI, relatiir* to i
building, loan and saving) assx iations, doing !
a general business. Ayes M, nays 0.
S. I-'. .">2l (Young) — To amend section 5824,
General Statutes 1S!»4, relating to disputed )
boundaries. Ayes 40. nays 0.
S. F. 542 (Johnson. A. G.l— To amend chap- |
tor 2V>. General Laws 1895, designating village
depositories. Ayes 4'>. nays B.
H. F. B47 — To eoaole county commissioners
to issue certificates of indebtedness in certain
cases. Ayes 34. nays 0.
SI. 1\ >4 (Mellalet— To amend section 2,
chapter IK',. General Laws IS9">, for the en
torcement of higher education in village and
town public graded schools. Ayes 34, Hun 0.
S. F. C 47 (Sperry) — To punish "fake" Mver
tisement and sale of goods, wares and mer
chandise. Ayes 37, nays 2 (Collester, How
11. F. r>o4 (Staples)— To amend an act to
! provide for elementary normal school laatrue
' tion in state high schools. Ayes 41. nays 0.
11. F. 039 (Parker)— Authorizing villages to
' Issue bonds to pay existing judgments. Ayes
i 39, nays 0.
S. F. 601 (Collester)— To amend section 4J09,
General Statutes of 1894. Ayes 39, nan 0.
S. F. 551 (Young)— To define the rights of
shore owners in the beds of meandered
streams or lakes, and providing for the par
tition of the same between the owners there
of. Ayes 36, nays 0.
S. F. 431 (Miller)— To provide for the ap
; pointment by coroprations created or organ
| ized under the laws of another state of agents j
'• to receive service of summons or process, j
[ Ayes 37, nays 0.
S. F. 605 (Oollester)— To amend section 53, j
] chapter 47, General Laws 1889, relating to
I bonds In probate proceedings. Ayes 3S, '■
| nays 0.
H. F. 997 (Stevens)— To amend section 1. !
chapter 255, Genera! Laws 1535, relating to the j
I certificates of county auditors upon deeds,
1 plats and other instruments relative to the
j payment of taxes. Ayes 36. nays 0.
S. F. 630 (Dunn)— To amend section 542,
i chapter S, General Statutes 1594. relating to
, service of process by coroners In certain cases.
i Ayes 7, nays 32.
S. F. 634 (Morgan)— To amend section 1, ',
chapter 14S, General Laws lsSl, relating to in
solvent estates. Ayes 37, nays 0.
S. F. 653 (Hanna)— To repeal chapter 87,
I General Laws 1895, relating to the redemp
tion from tax sales. Ayes 34, nays 0.
H. F. 690 (Stockwell) — To so provide against
the manufacture, adulteration or sale of food
jellies to prevent fraud and preserve the pub- j
lie health. Ayes 30, nays 0.
11. F. 79 (Coe)— To amend penal code, to
provide proper punishment for malicious in- i
terference with telephone -wire, instruments, i
electric meters, etc. Ayes 36, nays 0.
H. F. 177 (Schmidt)— To legalize and validate
the defective execution of deeds, mortgages, i
powers of attorney and other instruments and j
the record thereof. Ayes 34, nays 0.
H. F. 422 (Dunn)— To amend section 1. artl- I
ele 14. of the constitution, relating to the
method of amending the constitution. Ayes
35. nays 2.
H. F. 182 (Htcks)— To amend sections 529«
j and 537. General Statutes IS*, etc., relating
to executions, attachments and other process,
j Ayes 34, nays 0.
| H. F. 515 (Brusletten)— To yrovide against
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBS: SUNDAY, APRII, J8 f JS^
the adulteration of spices and condiments.
Ayes 34, nays 0.
H. F. 263 (Kelly)— To allow boards of educa
tion or directors of special school districts to
fix the time for holding their annual school
meetings. Ayes 33, nays 0.
H. F. 477 (Schmidt)— To authorize cities to
acquire sites for public docks for passenger
purposes, etc. Ayee 3<5, nays 0.
H. F. 739 (Schmidt)— Giving liens on stray
logs, timber and other floatablea picked up
and secured In another state by any person
or corporation. Ayes 37, nays 0.
S. F. 675 (Ringdal)— Appropriating $5,000 for
Red river valley flood sufferers. Yeas, 31;
H. F. 99 — To amend chapter 89, General
Laws 1876, and to repeal section 14 of said
chapter 89, General Laws 1876. Yeas, 32;
H. F. 158 (Dahl)— To amend section 11,
chapter 148, General Laws 1881, relating to
the giving of notice of the appointment ot
assignees o-r receivers. Yeas, 30; nays, 0.
H. F. 205 (Fosnea)— To legalize the incorpo
ration of church societies. Yeas, 31; nays, 0.
H. F. 209 (Cray)— Legalizing past foreclos
ures of mortgages, etc. Yeas, 31; nays, 0.
H. F. 363 (Hartshorn) — To make members
of the town board of supervisors ineligible
to the office of road overseer. Yeas, 33; nays,
H. F. 540 (Manchester)— To repeal chapter
376, Special Laws 1889, fixing the time of
meeting of Lincoln county commissioners.
Yeas, 31; nays, 0.
H. F. 337 (Torson) — To legalize certain in
surance companies, and to amend sections 1,
2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, chapter 83, General Laws
1875, and section 1 of chapter 117 of General
Laws 1881, and to repeal section 1 of chapter
14 of General Laws 1891, and chapter 177 of
General Laws 1895. Yeas, 32; nays, 0.
H. F. 882 (Abbott)— Authorizing the placing
of the national flag over voting place on gen
eral elections and registration days. Yeas,
31; nays, 1.
H. F. 437 (Kelly)— To encourage the produc
tion and manufacture of long line spinning
fibers and spinning tows, from Minnesota
flax and hemp. Yeas, 31; nays, 2.
H. F. 466 (Laybourn)— To amend section 2,
chapter 189, General Laws 1895, to allow
boards of education to elect one of their
number treasurer. Yeas, 32; nays, 0.
H. F. COC (Staples)— To amend section 2.
chapter 105, General Laws IS!>5, relating to
the sale and lease of state, mineral and other
lands. Yeas, 34; nays, 0.
H. F. 644 (McGill)— To transfer to the gen
eral revenue fund the unexpended balance
in the school text book fund by chapter 75,
General Laws 1877. Yeas, 30; nays, 0.
H. F. 235 (Dare)— For the relief ot Fred N.
Corey, and to appropriate money therefor.
Yeas, 36; nays, 0.
H. F. 542 (Lovejoy)— To compel the transfer
agent of any corporation doing business in
this state to exhibit its transfer book or list
of stockholders to any stockholder. Yeas,
oG; nays. 0.
11. F. 666 (Douglas)— Proposing an amend
ment to section 8, article 7, of the constitu
tion, which relates to the elective franchise
of women. Yeas, 34; nays, Z. Iltis, Pott
H. F. 372 (Marin)— To amend section 35,
chapter 36, General Statutes 1878, relating to
common school districts and providing for
annual reports of school treasurers. Yeas,
33; nays, 0.
H. F. 51 (Johns)— To regulate the practice
of barbering and to license persons to carry
on the same. Yeas, 33; nays, Culkin, Curri
er, Heneman, Iltis, Johnson, A. G., Roverud,
Spencer, Thorpe — 8.
H. F. 76t, substitute for S. F. 456 (Dunn)—
To amend chapter 145, General Laws 1595. to
revise the laws relating to banks of discount
and deposit. Yeas, 42; nays, 0.
H. F. 139 (Snodgrass)— To amend section 20,
chapter 4, Laws of 1893, relating to elections.
Yeas, 35; nays. 0.
H. F. 360 (Johns)— To legalize the foreclos
ure of mortgages by foselgn executors and
administrators in certain cases. Yeas, 37;
H. F. 629— Authorizing counties, citie3 and
villages to appropriate money for the support
of societies for the prevention of cruelty.
Yeas, 33; nays, 0.
S. F. 024 (Sheehan)— To amend section 9,
chapter 131, General Laws 1891, to amend
an act relative to building and loa-n and
savings associations doing a general business.
Yeas, 31; nays, 0.
S. F. EMS (Knatvold)— To a-i.end section 11,
chapter 1. General Statutes 1889, the probat«
code, providing tor clerk hire for judges.
Yeas, 32; uays, 2— Ringdal and Schaller.
S. F. 520 (Sweningsen) — To amend section 1,
chapter 288, General Laws 1595, authorizing
boards of county commissioners to allow
couivty treasurers and auditors compensation
far clerk hire. Yeas 33; nays, 0.
S. F. 219 (Knatvold)— To amend section 1,
chapter 191, General Laws 1893, relating to
village ordinances and contracts in certain
cases. Yeas. 33; nays, 0.
S. F. "i 32 (Ozmun)— To amend chapter 276,
General Laws 1595, relating to primary elec
tions. Yeas, 32; uays, 0.
S. F. 410 (Howard)— Prohibiting domestic
and foreign corporations from subscribing
any money for the purpose of aiding any
political party, etc. Yeas, 30; nays, 0.
S. F. 406 (Swening&enj — A bill for an act
licensing and regulating insurance agents,
brokers, etc. Yeas, 2C; nays, 18.
H. F. SC2 (Spencer)— To enforce payment of
taxes which became delinquent prior to firet
Monday in January, 1897.
S. F. 282 (Miller)— To give laborers a lien
in certain cases. Ayes, 29; nays, 0.
By Finance —
H. F. "•)=— For a forest reserve.
H. F. 454— T0 appropriate $300 for tho
Camp Release monument.
S. F. 75— For an inebriate hospital at
H. F. 43G — For Indian war monument in
In Senate —
S. F. 471— Color line bill. H. F. 799 sub
S. F. 500 (Spencer)— Clearance tax sale bill.
H. F. 532 substituted.
S. F. tilS (Stevens)— H. F. 997 substituted.
S. F. 530 (Fuller)— Duplicate H. F. 847 sub
By Judiciary —
S. F. 472— Five-sixths jury bill.
Ry Railroads —
S. F. 186— To regulate the liability of com
S. F. 185— To regulate the liability of com
S. F. 6 lßingda.l)— To fix freight rate sched
S. F. 7— To abolish the railroad commission.
H. F. 689 — To reimburse Ohisago county for
the Wyoming murder trial.
H. F. 906 — To amend sections 6 and 7, chap
ter 2G9. General Laws 1889, relating to state
H. F. 397— T0 appropriate money for the
relief of Russell, Culver and Luce.
S. F. 679 (Knatvold)— To amend S. F. 15,
relating to creamery insurance companies so
as to include cheese factories. Rules sus
pended and passed. Yeas. 34; nays, 0.
S. F. 680 (Ringdal) — To amend law govern
ing registers of deeds in new counties. Rules
suspended and passed. Yeas, 33; nays, 0.
8. F. 042 (Hodge)— To fix the terms of coun
ty auditors and to amend section 707, General
Statutes 1894. Yeas, 27; nays, 23.
S. F. 406 (Sweniugsen)— Anti-compact bill.
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STOOD FOH GflflflGES
DYER BELL TO TAX EXPRESS COM
PANIES PAS&ES THE
WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS,
BILL FOR REPAYMENT TO FUSION
CANDIDATES PART OF
FOR GETTING ON THE BALLOTS.
Keller's Bill for Fonda to Bay
Sucrar Beet Seed Placed on
After an hour's debate yesterday,
during which some of the house lead
ers exchanged opinions and pleasant
ries, the Dyer bill (H. F. 257) to tax
express companies was passed after
some radical amendments, made by the
senate, had been concurred in. These
amendments include the reduction of
the tax from 5 to 3 per cent, the sub
stitution of the name of the state au
ditor for that of of state railroad and
warehouse commission as the party re
sponsible for the enforcement of the
act, and, what appeared to be the bone
of contention, a change in the wording
of the paragraph referring to the busi
ness subject to taxation. As sent to
the senate the bill read "On business
done in Minnesota," but as amended
stands "On business done between
points in Minnesota. It would be seen
sCt a glance that there Is a deal of dif
ference between the two provisions, and
Mr. Meyers, of Hennepin, who opposed
the principle from the first, fought
against concurrence in the amendment.
He said he preferred to see no legisla
tion on this subject than that this
amended bill should pass. It would re
duce that revenue to the state by de
creasing the business to be taxed, and
would in effect lie exempting rather
than taxing business of express com
panies. Mr. Jacobson led the struggle
to concur in the amendments. He dif
fered with Mr. Meyers, and expressed
the belief that the bill would test the
right to tax interstate business. Mr.
Meyers and Mr. Reeves were of the
opinion that such a thing was out of
The house decided to concur in the
senate amendments, and the bill was
passed by a vote of 81 to 6 — many of
the opponents explaining that they pre
ferred this bill to no- legislation on the
FOR A DEBATE.
By request of the governor, Mr. Don
mlly introduced a bill designed to pro
vide for the repayment by the state of
half the double fee charged fusion
candidates at the last general election
for having their names placed upon
both the Democratic and Populist tick
ets. After briefly explaining that the
bill was designed to come to the relief
of men who had spent $100 and were
! in many cases needy, urged that the
j rules be suspended and that the bill be
S given its second or third reading, and
| placed upon its final passage. The
i courts, he said, had held that but one
! payment could be exacted from a can
| didate, and he asked to have read a
• letter from the supreme court clerk as
authority. Mr. Grondahl thought the
! question had two sides, and while not
i necessarily opposed to the bill, believed
j it should not be hurried through with
out further consideration. The house
was disposed to object to such rapid
; work, so that the bill was given its
second reading and sent to join the bills
on general orders.
The committe on legislative expenses
brought in reports on a number of reso
lutions for employes of the legislature
and others who have performed service
at the present session. Some of the
| resolutions were favorably recommeml
i ed and adopted, but a majority of them
Were consigned to outer darkness and
The comprnsation of Second Assistant
I Clerk O. K. Dahl, was made equal to
i that of the first assistant, the additional
sum of $100 was voted the committee
room keepers, gallery keepers, door
keepers and janitors, and the sum of
$150 was given to Mrs. Alice K. Miller,
the telegraph operator. Mrs. Josephine
Wist, of the Minneapolis Skandinaven.
Miss Mullaly was given $20 for services
in connection with the bank investi
gation, while the resolutions for tele
graph operators, the pages, a clerk for
the enrollment committee. Jacob Grev
stad. the former flag raiser, an extra
i compensation for General House Clerk
' D. D. Olds, were indefinitely postponed.
SUGAR BEET SEED.
The Keller bill (S. F. 671), to appro
! prlate $5,000 for the purchase of sugar
beet seed and to provide for the dis
tribution of the same, was taken from
the table and placed upon its final
passage. Messrs. - Donnelly, Feig,
Johns, Abbott, Bigelaw and other mem-
I bers discussed the best action to be
i taken in the securing and distributing
to the farmers this German seed which
experiment has shown is best suited
to the belt which runs through Mm
nesota. It is provided that the farm
ers who have made application for
seed be supplied by the state treas
j urer, who shall, upon the payment of
the cost price, deliver the seed and
accept receipts for it. Some misap
prehension that the necessity of send
ing to Germany for this seed would
make planting this spring an impossi
bility, was set at rest by the explana
tion that the seed was from Germany,
but could at this time be obtained In
this country. After some desultory
discussion the senate bill was passed.
SEVERAL BILLS REVIVED.
Upon the motion of Mr. Brusletten,
S. F. 224, by Mr. Wyman, allowing
counties of over 50.000 to treat inebri
ates was revived and placed again
upon the calendar.
The bill to reimburse the Twin City
! Jockey club for the grand stand and
i other improvements, which was killed
by the small attendance, was resusci
tated upon the motion of Mr. Dalli
raore and now is upon the calendar,
where It stands an excellent show of
At the request of Mr. Barta, the Oz
mun bill (S. F. S3B), relating to the
powers of cities, was revived and put
upon the calendar.
The Stockwell resolution for the ap
pointment of a committee to investl
| gate certain alleged unwarranted dis
j charges of inmates from the soldiers'
home was called up from the table by
the author, and] after having been
amended by Mrr Donnelly, modifying
: the radical language contained, the
house adopted it and J the speaker will
! name a committee to look Into the
! charges of the Minneapolis representa
-1 tive. ,~ '
Mr. Staples introduced a resolution,
| which was adopted by the house, pro
viding that for tfce remaining few days
i of the session no. persons other than
members of the fcouse and senate, the
ireporters of the /daily papers, and the
I house employes, be allowed to enter
! the house and circle about or visit the
members' seats. Th<j resolution directs
the sergeant-at-arms to enforce the
provisions of the resolution.
S. F. 554, by Mr. Johnson, to repeal
a special law relating to the control of
water for millling purposes, was re
ported out the house for passage un
der suspension. The repeal of this law
was satisfactory to the members from
Douglas and Grant counties, the only
ones affected, and tha Mil was given
its second and third reading and placed
upon its final passage.
The speaker announced the appoint
ment of the following committees:
Stockwell Resolution on the Soldiers'
Home— Messrs. Boutwell.Abfoott, Sloan,
Snodgrasa and Dale.
Conference Committee on S. F. 475,
the State Pish and Game Law — Messrs.
Douglas, Ferris, Munger and Anderson.
Conference Committee on S. F. 491,
the Sperry Printing Bill— Messrs. Cray,
McGill, Jacobson and Grondahl.
The house voted upon the motion of
the author, to recede from its amend
ments to the Foss bill (H. F. 4), pro
viding for a graduated, progressive tax
upon legacies, inheritances, etc.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
The house, in committee of the whole,
with Mr. Kendall in the chair, took
action upon bills on general orders, as
S. F. 96 (Thompson) — To grant certain en
couragement to rural schools which come up
to certain requirements. To pass.
S. F. 215 (Morgan)— Relating to domestic
stock flre insurance companies. To pass.
H. F. 929 (Abbott)— To encourage the sugar
beet industry by appropriating $15,000 for an
experimental station at Winnebago City. To
H. F. 469 (Hicks)— Providing that rent can
be charged from people who occupy land
belonging to others, where the relation of
landlord and tenant does not exist. To
H. F. 918 (Douglas)— To amend the consti
tution in reiation to the division of the road
and bridge fund of the state. To pass.
H. F. 931 (Foss)— Relating to attorneys'
fees in mortgage foreclosures. To be indefini
H. F. 994 (Fosnes)— Relating to indexing in
struments. To pass.
H. F. 989 (Snyder)— Relating to building
and loan associations. To pass.
H. F. 956 (McDonald)— Relating to building
and loan association. To be indefinitely
S. F. 591 (Young)— To prevent the selection
of receivers from among stockholders. To
H. F. 74P(Kelley)— To establish an institution
for crippled and deformed children. To pass.
H. F. 829 (Lee)— Providing that 50 percent
of the liquor licenses of villages shall go
into the county treasury. To be indefinitely
H. F. 966 (stockyards investigation commit
tee)— Providing that shippers of stock may
feed their own cattle. To pass.
H. F. 824 (Stockwell)— To prevent the adul
teration of cider. To pass.
SEXATE BILLS ADVAXCED.
A number of senate bills were advanced by
j motion, under suspension of the rules as
S. F. 383 (Dunham)— To abolish the special
department for inebriates at the Rochester
insane hospital. Placed on the calendar.
S. F. 408 (Wyman)— To authorize the court
house and city hall commissioners of Hen
nepin county to pay workmen' unpaid claims
Placed on the calendar.
S. F. 217 (Whitney)— To amend Sec. 2
article VI. of the constitution so as to
authorize either branch of the legislature
to require opinions of the constitutionality
of any proposed law from the supreme court.
Placed on the calendar.
S. F. 474 (Smith)— To authorize county
commissioners of certain counties to issue
bonds to fund floating indebtedness. Placed
on the calendar.
S. F. CCO (Knatvo'.d)— To permit voters of
township to hold their elections within an
incorporated village when such village is
within such township. Placed on the calen
S. F. 673 Me Arthur)— To amend section 6
chapter 256, General Uws 1895. to rein corpo
rate villages of 2,000 inhabitants and over.
Placed on calendar.
S. F. 678 (Roverud)— To authorize incorpo
| rated villages to issue public improvement
! bonds, not to exceed five per cent of the as
| sess?d vaiuation. In certain cases. Placed on
S. F. 669 (Wyman)— To repeal the standing
appropriation of $10,000 for the state soldiers'
home at Minnehaha. Passed under suspension
of the rules.
New Bills Introduced —
H. F. 1031 (Donnelly)— To reimburse fusion
j candidates for money in excess of $,">(> spant
by each for the purpose of having their
names placed upon the Democratic-Populist
tickets ar the last election. Given its second
reading and plared on general orders under
suspension of the rules.
H. F. G26 (Anderson)— To authorize the gov
| ernor to acquire title to the pub'.ie park ad
! jacent to the Dalles of the St. Croix river. To
; be indefinitely postponed. Adopted.
S. F. 649 (Barr)— Changing the title of jan-
I itor of the state capitol to superintendent of
i public property. To pass. Adopted.
Soldiers' Horne —
S. F. 669 (substitute, joiirt finance commit
teei—To repeal the law providing for a stand
ing, appropriation of $29,000 per annum for the
state soldiers' home. To pass. Adopted.
Douglas, Grant and Popa Counties' Delegat
j tions —
S. F. 554 (Johnson)— To repeal an act to
i permit certain parlies to retain water in lakes
j for milling purposes. To b Q given its second
! and third reading and passed under suspen
sion of the rules, as affecting only counties
I\CIDE\T OF THE DAY.
House Kii.i<>>-. a Little Break in the
The house, to show that even under
press of business it still appreciates a
little humor, participated in an mci!
-! dent. Mr. Donnelly, the speaker of
j the house, the Lac gui Parle states
man, two pages and two brown duck
: coats were the principal figures in the
| comedy. Mr. Donnelly rose to a ques
; tion of the highest privilege, and sail
| that the dispute as to who was the
; most terrible Indian slayer had easily
been settled in favor of Maj. Basford,
who had that very morning sat at his
desk, armed with an Indian club. Not
so easy, however, could it be decided
1 who, indeed, was the champion nimrod
in the house. In fact, the challenge
had been thrown down and picked up
by the leader of the house and the
speaker of the house, and the body
intended that the efforts of the two
gentlemen should be appreciated. Who
could shoot the most ducks was th<_>
I point at issue.
The house, upon -.djournmenr, meant
to send these two sportsmen forth with
its blessing, and also properly equipped
for the contest. At this juncture, Pages
Ross McMichael and Frank Beaulieu.
clad in two dun-colored, duck-shooting
jackets, marched up to the speaker's
desk, and Mr. Donnelly proceeded.
With the sportsmen vested in thes'!
coats, the birds would not wait lor
shots to be fired, but would come down
and yield themselves up. He advised
both prospective combatants to provide
against contingencies by taking out
life insurance policies, and hazarded
the opinion that spectators would be in
quite as much danger as principals.
He expressed the hope that the match
would come off soon, and that both men
Mr. Jacobson, nothing daunted,
donned his coat, and, with his head
high in the air. admitted the challenge
and declared his intention to take the
matter to a finish at the home of the
speaker, which he Intended to visit
for a month after the session, and to
which he invited all the house. He
made bold to say that, if he did not
slay more ducks than did Mr. Jones,
he would not come back to the house.
The speaker was content with a digni
fied bow of acknowledgement, and the
house turned to its serious business
none the worst for the hig-hly amusing
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Upon this particular o.casion the Women's
club met in one of tfce up stairs rooms, ot a
There wer» two women sitting; together at
one of the tables.
"As you bave to make a ppeaoh," unid the
one la the pale blue dress, '111 pay for tie
luncheon for both of us."
"All right," repiled tlie wjman in light
"WeJl," eVied tbo other, witi s^me curi
osity, "what ar« you going to say?"
'I presume I ought to sax thank you," *•
stiffly rejoined th« woman in gns»i.-Ci»- ,
In th« waters surrounding the trou
bled island of Crete Is the most power
ful aggregation of warships ever as
sembled. The six first powers of
Europe, Great Britain, France, Russia,
Germany, Italy and Austria, which
have assumed the responsibility of
pacifying Crete and of subduing the
martial Greeks have their best fight
ing machines in the Mediterranean,
not so much for use against either
Crete or Greece, but to impress one
another with their naval strength.
Still another reason for maintaining
these immense fleets in those waters
is that, should any sudden happening
bring about the long-looked-for dis
integration of the Ottoman Empire,
the power with the strongest warships
at immediate command will fare better
in the distribution of the Turkish ter
ritory. The magnificent proportions
of the British fleet in the Mediterran
ean and adjacent waters shows clear
ly how important it is in the minds of
English statesmen that Great Britain
should make a fitting display of her
naval supremacy. In all she has sixty
two warships in the squadron, a
stronger force than the whole navy of
Of this fleet nine are great battle
ships, and when it is remembered that,
altogether, the United States navy has
only four battleships ready for service,
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•jJi/srsp/Att* '/ft/set? ftfAftz. JasEr" 1
BADING WARSHIPS OF THE SIX POWERS OF EUROPE AT CRETE. SHOW
ING THE MOST P OWBRFUL TYPES.
the- power of England's Mediterranean
squadron is apparent. The flagship in
the Ramillifs, the commanding ad
miral being Sir John O. Hopkins. The
Ramillies is of the same type as the
much-vaunted Royal Sovereign and is
of 14,150 tons. The Revenge, a sister
ship of the Ramillies, Is also in the
Mediterranean fleet, being commanded
by Rear Admiral Robert H. Harris,
second In command.
The other battleships are the Hood,
Trafalgar, Nile, Barfleur, Camperdown.
Rodney and Anson. The cruisers of
the squadron are all modern vessels of
high speed and powerful armament —
the Hawke, 7.250 tons; Astraea and
Cambrian, 4.360 tons; Sybille ar.d Scylla,
3.400 tons, and the smaller cruisers,
Scout, Fearless and Blanche. A num
ber of other powerful cruisers, passing
through the Mediterranean, are ateo
available in case of need, but it is un
necessary to enumerate these.
Among the other vessels attached to the
British Mediterranean squadron is a flotilla
of destroyers — the Dragon. Ardent. Bruiser.
Banshee and Boxer, with the Dryad, Harrier
and Hussar gunboats. Mo record of floating
strength in the Mediterranean can be made
complete without taking account of the Chan
nel squadron, which has proceeded to Gibral
tar. It is enough to say of thla force that
it includes the Majestic, flagship of Lord
Walter Kerr; Magnificent, Empress of India,
Repulse. Resolution and Royal Sovereign,
making a homogeneous battle squadron with
out a rival, and the Blake, Blenheim, St.
George Bellona. Charybdis and Hermione,
cruisers, with gunboats.
Prance has the next largest fleet in the
Mediterranean, and It is constantly being add
ed to, the French policy evidently being to
take every advantage of this opportunity to
display its naval strength, particularly as
Germany has a comparatively feeble naval rep
resentation. There are but ten vessels in
France's Mediterranean fleet, but boat for
boat they are the equal or any ten warships
in the Levant
Vice Admiral Chevalier «« Cunervilie is tn
command o( the French squadron, the war
ships located Immediately at Crete being
commanded by Rear Admiral Pottler.
The fleet to composed of the Mageau, Nep-
W England Has Sixty
h two Warships at and
3ft Near Crete.
tune, Brennus, Marceau, Admiral Baudin.
Redoubtable, Devastation, Carnot. Jauregui
berry and Charlos Martel. To these battle
ships of the active squadron must be added
those of Vice Admiral Humann's reserve
squadron at Toulon, the Admiral Duperra
and Friedland. and the so-called coast de
fense battleships Caimen and Terrible. The
principal cruisers attached to one or tha
other squadron are the three armored sister
vessels of 4,750 tons. Admiral Charner, Chanzy
Russia has lately reconstructed her Medi
terranean squadron and has a powerful forca
i n ,4 ! Levant. The Xavarian, flagship, ol
9,4 <6 tons, which carries a principal arma
ment of four 52-ton guns, has with her the
Mcholas I. and Alexander 11. (both of 8 440
tons), as well as the Admiral Seniavine (U2«
tons)— one of several sisters, spoken of aa
"coast defense" vessels— and the small battle
ship Sissoi Venky (8,880 tons.) Both thesa
are new vessels. The squadron also includes
the armored gunvessel Grosiastchy (1,492 tons),
the small cruiser Zaporazetz. the sloop Viest
nik and the gunboat Possadnik, with a coup'U
of torpedo boats which have just joined th«
The Russian Black sea fleet, which will
be a powerful factor in any European com
plication, is under command of Admiral
Kopltoff and was lately reported at Sebasto
pol ready for sea. It consists of the Cather
ine 11., Tschesme and Sinope, sister ships, of
10.180 tons, carrying six 12-inch guns coupled
at the angles of a triangular redoubt, and tha
three new and powerful battleships Tri Sviat
itelia (Three Saints), Georgi Pobldonosetj
'George the Victorious), and Dvenodzat Apos
toloff (Twelve Apostles), as well as a num
ber of gunvessels, torpedo gunboats and tor.
Particular significance attaches to th* Ital
ian squadron, because the commanding offlrer,
Admiral Canevaro, is the senior officer oi
the six powers and has the direction of tin
combined squadrons. His squadron consist!
of the sister ships Sicilia (flag), Sardegn3
and Re Umberto 03,295 tons), the third
class cruiser Bausan and the torpedo gun.
boat Euridice, and the cruiser Vesuvio.
which was lately placed in reserve, is at
tached to it. Hear Admiral Gualterio com
mands the second division, which includes
the Morosini, Andrea Doria and Ruggiero di
Lauria, three sisters, of 11. OCR) tons, which
carry each four 103-ton Armstrongs, with a
considerable quick-flring armament, and are
well protected amidships. The division is fur
ther constituted of the cruisers Etna and
Stromboli and the gunboat Urania: five sea
going torpedo boats are also commissioned
with the sqadron.
Admiral Uinke is in charge of the Austrian
squadron, consisting of seven war ships, the
best of the lot being the second-class battle
ship Kronprlnzesson Stefanie. the swift, ar
mored cruiser Kaiserin Maria Theresa and th«
protected cruiser Kaiser Fran/. Josef T.
Germany's Levant squadron is small, con
sisting of four training ships and the new
cruiser Kaiserin Augusta.
The combined Levant fleets of five of th«
powers is not as great as the English Med
iterranean squadron, a fact which is regard
ed as an object lesson by the whole ol
He Left Suddenly.
O'Rafferty— So you were foired, an* foi
phat did they folre yez?"
Doolihan— For gittin' droonk only wan
O'Raffprty— An* how lang was yez wid 'Iml
Doolihan— Wan day. — Tammany Times.
"Do you believe that second marriages are
as happy as first ones?"
"Really, I hadn't thought of it. I have an
idea that they are a lot more comfortable. "—
Mlxht Be Overlooked.
"I would not marry a woman who did no(
know how to cook."
"Oh, I might overlook a little thing lik«
that, if she had money enough to pay my
board."— lndianapolis Journal.