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County Option Dead for This Session Drastic Temperance Legisla- tion May Be Enacted. ernor J. A. Johnson? Union Special Correspondence St. Paul, Feb. 10.The practical re organization of the state agricultural society and the state fair board of managers is contemplated in a bill which J. F. Rosenwald, the member from Lac qui Parle county, has in troduced, and it is attracting no little attention. Declaring the society and the management of the fair to be a -close corporation, Mr. Rosenwald has drafted his bill so as to compel a more equitable distribution of the memberships and at the same time do away with the life tenure features which now characterize the agricul ural society and fair management as a whole. By the terms of the bill the agricultural societies in each county are entitled to three memberships in the agricultural association. This is supplemented with three additional representatives to be named by die board of commissioners of each coun ty, and they are to have the naming of the state fair board. In the selection of the latter each congressional district is to be represented. As the board stands now its entire membership can come from one county, while in the case of tbe state agricultural society its membership has grown until it is declared to be cumbersome. Under the present law every agricultural so ciety is entitled to membership, not to :pea of men who have attained fame and honor in the science of agricul ture. Added to this are many life members. ir "i- 3- Although the senate is picked to kill the Nolan house bill making tbe office of public examiner elective, that body is not without designs on Tony Schaefer and his activity. Two bills having designs on the department have been introduced, the latest by Senator S. A. Nelson providing for the creation of a department of bank ing to be composed of the governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer and attorney general. The head of the department is to be named by the officials mentioned. Represent alive Hugh Allen has offered tbe same bill in the house and it is said the measure has the backing of the floor leaders. Senator Thorpe's bill which provides for a special bank examiner and nine or ten deputies is not taken seriously. would introduce such a bill. It became public yesterday that GOT Johnson had tendered the vacancy on presidency of the North Dakota uni versity, to Lester B. Elwood of Min neapolis. Mr. Elwood, who was a member of the last state board of equalization, promptly declined it. His business he said would not permit it. This looks as if Gov. Johnson in tended to sive Minneapolis a long lease on the place. If accounts be true McVey. the retiring' member, was not at all satisfactory i tbe administra tion. Academic by training, and largely given to theory, bis views on -ax matters in general have as a rale been devoid of tbe practical. He never should have been appointed in the first plaee. Of tbe entire board O. XL Hall is generally accepted as tin most practical. Rukyard Hard, the secretary of the board, is picked by some for promotion, but it is denied by those close to the adminislration. Fraternal societies over tbe taay are deluging both senate and house with petitions protesting against the enactment of a law providing a mini mum rate for fraternal insurance. John S pence of Montgomery is re sponsible. The petitions, which are seem to bother him. In any event he is generally regarded as honest in any position he takes. It is an old story now, but county option went the way of its predecessors last week and is now listed among tbe has beens." With 16 votes to its Will State Auditor Bite at Tempting credit tbe majority sent the bill to tfa A Vocal Solo by firs. Clair Caley and Bait Proffered Him by Gov- noimment of Franklin McVey to the!*** albeadriw of tbe leaders the bill was passed. Several tried to amend the bill in general orders bat failed. While a majority of the i hers were reluctant to furnish tbe ad ministration with new plums it was agreed that if tbe district needed tbe extra judge it should have it. largely from tbe Modern Woodmen of ZZZTZJ^ZZT America, began coming in Monday 2*S!!f and every day sineTbL seen from ^tT^ signed. These societies say tbe would double their present rates. it is reported is in the making and it will be heard from next. It is iess in extent as far as territory is concerned, but according to the liquorites is none the less proline in blind pigs. A. K. Ware of Storthfield was picked to father the county option bill and its defeat so nettled him that he declared himself to be a marked man and asked that ail bills mtro- He was promptly accommodated W- A. Nolan is tbe bead of the boose steering committee and the activity of that organization is seen in the wise handling of many questions likely to become party issues. This is tbe Grand Meadow man's third wssion and no one can accuse him of not being a useful member. To tbe Twin City papers the house-senate steering mmmittf**. is snwnt*hin^ rmt *?f *frg or dinary and the tendency has been to criticise, bat just tbe same it has done good work. As tbe Union pointed out editorially last week its iiaftppnoe has been felt in the past and always for tbe good of tbe stats. It is tbe re publican party that feels tbe effect of bad legislation. It has to bear the brunt, and tbe efforts of the steering committee this year are directed at piloting tbe majority to a safe pott. More power to it. Muskrat trappers over tbe state will be interested in & bill offered by Senator Poehler of Henderson. He would prevent tbe ^^as^ng of this rodent between the months of April and November. Senator Poehler says he does it simply for protection as the mnskrat is fast being pat out of busi ness in Minnesota. After much delay and jockeying tbe house has passed tbe bill offered by Elmer A. filing of Little Falls for tbe creation of a new judgeship in the Fifteenth judicial district. Politics The wonder is Mr. Thorpe unfortunately played a part here, it being generally understood that in tbe event of tbe passage of tbe bill A Stanton, a Johnson follower, of uridji, would be the beneficiary. Tbe state tax board, caused by tbe an- sc Senator E. S. Durmeat of St. Pan! has been picked to father an employes'' liability bill which will be introduced in a few days. Intead of a costly an employes'' compensation act is in corporated direct. It is to go into effect in ISlfi. A scbedBle of rates power in a legislative way is several teachers5 M0M four to five of the list* e^ive! y) *as ^certain fairlfy that a bill E. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1909. bone-yard and it will not be heard from again this session at least- That there might be no unnecessary delay the majority throttled the minority and debate was shut off. Perhaps the A musical and literary entertain action of the majority was ill advised, ment will be given tomorrow (Friday) but it had to be said that the lid as evening by the High School Athletic applied was effectual. No one tilted association in the assembly room. Its it. Though county option was dis- purpose is to raise funds for defraying posed of, rather summarily to say the tbe expenses of the association and it least, the anti-liquor radicals it is said is highly deserving of a liberal pat- are by no means through. A towuship ronage. An attractive program has option law. it is reported, been arranged and, among other fea tures. Mrs. Clair Caley will render a vocal selection. The admission will be 25 and 15 cents. Below is printed the program: dueed in the house by him be returned. Affirmative. Lisle leaner and Jess Aogstman W ^.n- ,*.*~s Negasaw .Saniuei Shaw and Awfeie Hull brought to a dose Tuesday commission selected to draft a measure K**enth judicial district an extra for presentation to tbe nextlegislature i^E*- Some opposition was shown but it0got throughJohnson In addition fall wages and medical member of the house steering commit attendance for minor injuries is sug-j tee I infer thai am agreement to ad journ the first week in April will be reached shortly. All that remains is The activity of the edscataonal inter- *he sanrtaon of tbe **^pay leaders. ests over the state and their growing Bepresentative John Kamgf*fl f seen is ^imai has been agitating adjourn ment for midnight of March 3L This pension bills erary Entertainment. a Debate Among Prominent Features of Program. intsodneed in both bouses. The latest agreeable to some, but iwy^fflmcfa efforts are by Lawrence Johnson and as many important bills are in com- Bepresentaaive Sawyer, both of Min- mittee the leaders think a week later neapolis The latter proposes a public would be more advisable. 0 teachers' pension bill wiH get by ibis session. Theeducational Ltoeto^]^ are for it and tbeir inilnenefc^i**^ Elmer Adams of Fergus Falls Is after the American Book company and] Anent the canalization JZ? t^J?*!""* bis time is just now ^incip^Lken m^t^^tl^h^s^ ^A^tSj*^* up in investigating officials and book I ri^ltwaV aXdSl^ Aing would naeananaadi- agents calculated to throw the J^^T^^^J^ fZ^f j^f H& 4ht on tbe octopus. AiiotJieTlJo^ ^^W^^^L^^L ifS?" oftbeFergu.FaU.misteer^ Heeaussof his activity Adams .i*Tf J2Z2Z tSZYZ^Z^Z^^^^ ha* many enemies, but there is none waterways. Senator a A ^L^ ^*""".***alitor. that enjoys a clash better, fleis not and Bepreaeniative Lu C. Spooner of Senator UPJL ar always successful, but that does not MorTwTleUd ^^^i^T^'i^TZ^h^ -s ^atedsyes As FB0GCLAX. Muse. Anderson Orchestra Beading. Miss Williams Vocal Solo Mrs. Clair Catey Debate, "fteeoivefi that Peace has Aceosn plisbed More Great Achievements for Mankind than War.' Stega&we Miisic. OxaiiQB Abraham Lincoln' Vnrif Judges Decfeaan Muse leave as soon as legislative sanction is given. Tbe drainage of the north country has practically ruined these two rivers, not to speak of thousands of acres of valuable fans lands, and the members of tbe two bodies nave come to look upon tbe whole thing as 80 Jir to ranging 835,080 for total disability is provided. TOMORROW^ EVEMGlMILACASTORE BURNS High School Athletic Association Will Genecal Merchandise Establishment of Give Another Musical and Lit- KatbrynWoM ..Male Quartet Orchestra, There is a post office fight on in Anoka,. Tbe present efficient incum bent, Mr. W. J. Annon, has served only one term, has given general sat isfaction and. we understand, is tbe choice of over ninety per cent of the business men of that place for reap pointment. Bat he supported Mr. Bene last fall in the primary fof*Jon and is obnoxious to Bon. B. Miller, tbe congressman-elect, hence Senators Nelson and Oapp oppose his confir mation in the United States senate. Tbe Union did not particularly favor Mr. Bede In the primary election last fall, but we have no hesitation in saying that it would not have been to Mr. Annon's credit bad he opposed Mr. Bede. Under the circumstances Mr. Annon would have been a base ingrate had be not supported Mr. Bede. Some fellow who has not voted for a republican candidate for governor since 1896 will probably succeed Mr. worthy of attention and the invest-: for every injury imaginable, ment of state money. -a.3-3 One of the republican CI W. Stanton of Bemidji bad his judicial ambitions satisfied Tuesday when tbe bouse passed tbe bill giving Gov. willi_ safely I ex- Stanton for the place shortly "5-*-a. rJrom a conversation bad with a Gov. Johnson is again fiirlang with Miss Opportunity, and it is said the St. Peter man has about decided to name State Auditor Iverson to the va 1 f^ Eli^ i^i^*2l ***r C. C, Eberhardt and Its Con* When the removal of General Grant liver an address on "Lincoln" to- from his command was requested by morrow in Borne, and it will doubtless delegation who waited upon the presi dent, be asked why Grant should be removed? "Because be drinks so much whiskey.," was tbe reply. Lincoln^s face was as expressive as bis speech when be responded: "Ah! that's it. By the way. gentlemen, can and then again, you tell me where Grant gets bis]veterans of the whiskey? I think I'd belter barrel of that whiskey to general in the field." tents Totally Destroyed. Estimated Loss is Thirty Thousand i &mausAoa' ^^uuuaene ies great^, eonrse I ea hea yon all saying rot,*' but no one as yet has beenI Dollars. Which is Partially Covered by Insurance. TJk mercantile store of C. C. Eber hardt, Milaca, with the whole of its contents, was entirely destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. At the time the wind was blowing half a gale, and so rapid,y did the flames spread that it was impossible to save anything. The building was twentj years ago and was as dry as tinder. The fire was first discovered xus uic was uisi* uumuvcrcu at 9UH o'clock. It originated from the burning out of- a chimney on the north side of the building, and when the fire department arrived it found that tbe nearest hydrant was out of commissionno water could be ob- fire c&md not any mean?s be sub dued. The attention of the department was then directed to the Milaca house, across the street from the store, and it was only by hard work on the part of the fire laddies that this building was flying embers and sparks continually fell upon tbe roof. The total loss is estimated at 830.000 partially covered by insurance. Prirjceton was telephoned for aid shortly after tbe fire broke out. The alarm was given and our boys as sembled promptly, and in a few minutes had their apparatus at the depot, where for more than an hoar they held themselves in readiness to respond to tbe call for assistance from our neighboring vil lage. An engine and ear were all ready to start from Milaca to carry the Princeton boys thither, but their services werenot needed. Eberhardt's store *ms isolated and the wind was in the right direction otherwise our sister village would have been fear fnlly fae-scourged. Archbishop John Ireland will de- be an oration overflowing with patri otasa and eloquence. There is no man better qualified to do justice to this subject than Archbishop Ireland. Besides his high character as a churchman, he is every inch a patriot, be is one of those civil war who re sponded to the call of Abraham Lin every Icoln and went forth to fight for his I country. Hon of compensation for injured workmen. He would pay them on die basis of tbeir weekly wage, and yester day be offered a solution of the prob lem by intiodocing a bill along that line. Tbe bill is unique in many ways and provides a scale of compensation On of tb republican stalwarts of the house is Frank Gartside of Wi nona. Be is one of the wheelhorses of southern Minnesota. It was tbe Wi nona man who skillfully piloted the bouse over a rather rocky road when one of lis members attempted to band Congressman J. A. Tawney a warm one in a pretended eulogy of Presi dent Roosevelt,3 and it was this same Senator C. J. Swanson won his point Tuesday whenU theB slaughter of cattle by the board and board, tbe infliction of which has caused tbe slaughter of thousands of cattle, is a farce and is costing tbe state untold amounts of money. The state fair association is again under fire in a bill offered by Senator Swanson of FrSdley wbo wants the animal examination of tbe associa tioo's finances made by tbe public examiner instead of tbe governor. Ac examination of the association** finances was began yesterday by a special committee beaded by J. T. Johnson of Fergus Falls. MUCK. Mas. GEO. surra DEAD Winona man who later worked the member from Wabash, who was very intended rebuke Into an indorsement careful afterwards not to provoke any that was little short of remarkable. Mr. Gartside does not say much, but bis eyes and ears are generally open. senate jrtrmammi lucsuaj WJK IU SEUIU3 JUIIH wish him in demanding an accounting YeTSaTJl by tbe state liv stock and sanitary board. A resolution was adopted putting a temporary stop to the Pawed Away Very Suddenly at Her Home .Last Evening Mrs. George M. Smith passed peace fully to tbe realms beyond last even ing at 11 o'clock at her home in this village. She bad been in apparently good health up to within half an hour of ber death and her taking away was therefore a heavy shock to her hus band and other relatives. Mrs. Smith was born in Brownville, Maine, and had reached the age of 74 years. With her hubsand she came to Princeton in 1870 and had lived here continuously to tbe time of her A"**h-. Jw .u. iU death She is survived by a husband, George M. Smith, and seven children. children hh a woodevn structure built CarIes are Mrs. Eva Keith, Fred and John Smith, Princeton: Mrs. Harry Newton, Seattle Merton Smith, Wilton and Wetse'. Mrs Spokane Ber Arrangements for the funeral not as yet beend perfectedneighbor Mrs.o Smith was an affectionate wife mtner an an allusion to his "-'eyebrows.1 joinedU have a good De- knew her. DF aJ I loved tained from it The hose was then stretclied across the railroad track and connected with another hydrant, but ture of which Abraham Lincoln was a when the water was turned on the member, there was a troublesome fel- t^^s Ty Lecidatoi* Will Appreciate This Story. At a session of the Illinois legisla- S i-^-Wabash county who gloried particularly in being a "strict con- structioni6t.', He found something 'unconstitutional" in every measure that was brought forward for discus sion. He was a member of the judiciary committee. No amount of sober argument could floor the mem ber from Wabash, and Mr. Lincoln was resorted to for an expedient by which this object might be accom plished. He soon honored the draft thus made upon him. A measure was brougnt forward in which Mr. Lincoln's constituents tsere interested, when the member from Wabash arose and discharged all his batteries upon its unconstitutional points. Mr. Lincoln then took the floor, and with the quizzical expres sion of features which he could as sume at will, and a mirthful twinkle in his gray eyes, said: "Mr. Speaker, the attack of tbe member from Wabash upon the con stitutionality of this measure reminds me of an old friend of mine. He's a peculiar looking old fellow, with shaggy, overhanging eyebrows, and a pair of spectacles underthem. (Every body turned to the member from Wabash, and recognized a personal description.) One morning just after the old man got up, he imagined, on looking out of his door, that he saw a rather lively squirrel on a tree near his house. So be took down his rifle and fired at the squirrel, but tbe squirrel paid no attention to the shot. He loaded and fired again and again, until, at the thirteenth shot, he set down his gun impatiently, and said to his boy who was looking on: "Boy, there's something wrong about this rifle." "Rifle's all right, I know tis," re sponded tbe boy, "bat where's your squirrel?" "Don't yo^ see him humped up about half way up the tree?" inquired the old man, peering over his spectacles, and getting mystified. "No, I donV responded the boy: and then turning and looking into his lather's face he exclaimed, "I see your squirrel' You've been firing at a louse on your eyebrow!" The story needed neither application nor explanation. The house was in convulsions of laughter for Mr. Lin coln's skill in telling a story was not inferior to bis appreciation of its points and his power of adapting them to the case in hand. It killed off the AM EaJeyabte Bwcatt. Mr. and Mrs. A. Jack invited about twenty-five persons to a party at tbeir pretty home last evening to celebrate Mr. Jack'ts birthdaoccasion fai 3 to ^P ory aeB tar calling for a full submission of its ex- insisted largely of card playing, .pecselist. Senator Swanson declares sl that the taberculine test in use by the P^puse,and Mrs. Jack served del ekim a int anni mos pleasant i**1* P one*s mem an 1 6be. 8 amusements tn it proved t* It was one of those delightful sociaB events which cannot having been arranged for ble refreshments consisting of 3 sandwiches, coffee, cake, ice ereatn, etc, at 12 o'clock. As an hostess and entertainer Mrs. Jack can scarcely be surpassed. All present thoroughly enjoyed tbe birthday cele bration. Direet From Above The clerical spokesman of a delega tion that once called to give President Lincoln advice, urged their views upon him with many quotations from tile scriptures, At last, tbe president out an end to this kind of argument by saying, "Well, gentlemen, it is not often that one is favored with a dele gation direct from tbe Almighty!" far 4, s, rf &- *9Cw!ii*r "h VOLUME XXXIII. NO. 7 SELLHORN-WETTER Ernest H. Sellborn and Miss Lillian Wetter Harried at the Home of tbe Bride's Parents. The Young People Will Reside at Brickton, Where tbe Groom is Engaged in Business. Ernest H. Sellborn of Brickton and Miss Lillian Wetter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs John A. Wetter of Long Sid ing, were married at tbe home of the bride's parents yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Stegner of St. Paul performed tbe nuptial ceremony. Tbe bride, gowned in a charming creation of moussaline with lace trim ming, was attended by Miss Alma Burau of St. Paul, and Miss Bertha Sellborn, sister of tbe groom while Miss Lillian Wetter, cousin of the bride, acted in the capacity of flower girl. Mr. Sellhorn, the groom, was attended by Alfred Johnson, and Oscar Wetter, brother of the bride. Miss Olive Wetter played tbe wedding march from Lohengrin. The flowers were bride's roses and lilies of tbe valley. Following the ceremony a reception was given to the relatives and friends of the young people and they received many presents of various descriptions, including cut glass and silverware. Mr. and Mrs. Sellhorn will immedi ately go to housekeeping at Brickton, where the groom is engaged in the brick manufacturing business. Ernest H. Sellhorn is a young busi ness man who has the respect of the whole community where he resides. He is in every way a model young man honorable and industrious. His bride is a lady of charming person ality and many accomplishments who has a large circle of friends. Story VUeb Lincoln Told the Preachers. A year or more before Mr. Lin coln's death, a delegation of clergy men waited upon him in reference to the appointment of the army chap lains. The delegation consisted of a Presbyterian, a Baptist, and an Epis copal clergyman. They stated that the character of many of the chaplains was notoriously bad, and they had come to urge upon the president the necessity of more discretion in these^ appointments. "But, gentlemen." said the presi dent, "that is a matter which the government has nothing to do with the chaplains are chosen by the regi ments." Not satisfied with this, the clergy men pressed, in turn, a change in the system. Mr. Lincoln heard them through without remark, and then said: "Without any disrespect, gentlemen, I will tell you a little story. "Once, in Springfield. I was going off on a short journey, and reached the depot a little ahead of time. Leaning against the fence just outside the depot was a little darkey boy, whom I knew, named 'Dick,' busily digging with his toe in a mudpuddle. As I came up, I said. 'Dick, what are you about?' 'Making a church,1 said he. *A church.' said I: 'what do you mean?' 'Why, yes,' said Dick, pointing with his toe, 'don't you see there is the shape of it: there's the steps and front doorhere the pews, where the folks setand there's the pulpit.' 'Yes, I see,' said I: 'but why don't you make a minister?' 'Laws.* answered Dick, with a grin, *I hain't got mud enough.' Death of Thomas LORTT Thomas Lowry, one of the north west's most distinguished citizens, died at 8:50 o'clock on Thursday morning, February 4, at his residence in Minneapolis. Pulmonary consump tion of four years standing was the cause of Mr. Lowry's death. He-was 6 years of age and is survived by a wife, one son and two daughters. Mr. Lowry was president of the Twin City Bapid Transit company, president or the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Saulte Ste Marie railway and vice president of the Farmers' & Mechanics' Sav ings bank. Thomas Lowry was a self-made man. He arrived in Minneapolis in July, 1867, a penniless and unknown lawyer, and when he died he was one of tbe wealthiest men in tbe northwest a financier known throughout tbe world. Tbe body of Thomas Lowry was laid to rest on Saturday afternoon in the family mausoleum at Lakewood cemetery. Rev. M. D. Shutter, pastor of tbe Cburcb of tbe Redeemer, con ducted tbe funeral services. For five mioaies all traffic on tbe miles of steam and electric railways, of which Mr. Lowry was the bead, ceased while tbe last words were spoken over all that is earthly of the great financier* iBte& 2 Ml" fpll^^fcA.