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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
ir "i-
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
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-
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
four to five of the list* e^ive! y) *as ^certain fairlfy that a
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
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.
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?"
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
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'
Judges Decfeaan
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
835,080 for total disability is provided.
High School Athletic Association Will Genecal Merchandise Establishment of
Give Another Musical and Lit-
..Male Quartet
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
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
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
^^uuuaene ies great^, eonrse I ea hea yon all saying
rot,*' but no one as yet has
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.
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.
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
Jw .u.
She is survived by a husband,
George M. Smith, and seven children.
a woodevn structure built
are Mrs. Eva Keith,
Fred and John Smith,
Princeton: Mrs. Harry Newton,
Seattle Merton Smith, Wilton and
Arrangements for the funeral
not as yet beend perfectedneighbor
Mrs.o Smith was an affectionate wife
allusion to his "-'eyebrows.1
a good De-
knew her.
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-
Lecidatoi* Will Appreciate This Story.
At a session of the Illinois legisla-
S i-^-Wabash county who gloried
particularly in being a "strict con-
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
"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
to ^P
calling for a full submission of its ex- insisted largely of card playing,
.pecselist. Senator Swanson declares
that the taberculine test in use by the P^puse,and Mrs. Jack served
mos pleasant
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
refreshments consisting of
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
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
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
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^
"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
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
"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
'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
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*
Ml" fpll^^fcA.

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