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STATE LEGISLATURE Representative Kleiner Makes Ground- less Charges Which Bring a Storm of Denunciation. Senate Passes the Putnam BUI Which Provides for the Election of a Nonpartisan Judiciary. Onion Special Correspondence St. Paul, Minn., March 22.Free license in the use of slander and in nuendo, and an unbridled use of the rjght to wallow in the slime of muck raking by suggestion, brought on a spirited scene in the house of repre sentatives Wednesday morning. In fluenced by the free use of the muck raking pen, and possibly exorcised by failure to get the committee appoint ments he may have wished, Represen tative Klemer made charges against the speaker and house organization a nature which brought upon him a storm of disapproval, resulting in his promise to apologize later. It is not intended here to charge Kopresentative Klemer with the of ienses mentioned above. His offense was merely a leaning towards uncalled for statements made by men and writ ers who fail to properly recognize the dignity and responsibility of their calling. Mr, Klemer may or may not have been smcere when he charged that the "committees of the house are packed is the interest of the interests." The important thing is that the house has been submitting to charges of a simi lar character from amateur muck rak o^s who have been defiling the public press and abusing the confidence of readers by wild charges, insinua tions and attacks, based upon no facts, substantiated by no evidene and war ranted only by an avid desire to seek notorietya longing that has always seen the weakness and bane of dis tempered and immature minds. It is probably a good thing that Mr. Klemer made his charge on the Poor of the house, for it induced the house members to remember they had ihfoir self-respect to sustain. Wild and unsubstantiated reports made in the public press could not well be ob served by the house members, for to sio so would be merely exaggerating kite attention that might be paid to as sassins of character who have been abusing the privilege which the house gives them, as alleged newspaper rep resentatives, to observe its proceed ings. But a charge made on the floor f the house by a house member is a different thing. Representative Klemer has not especially dis tinguished himself in the house before. Ee has won a reputation which will at least give him some notoriety a'nd $hat may possibly be gratifying. The manner in which Speaker Dunn is re garded by the house members was shown conclusively when the state ment was made. "Members arose in every section of the house and de manded an apology. It furnished Represetative Congdon of Duluth an opportunity to indulge in a scathing speech on the ''mouth holiness" of certain people. It furnished R. C. Dunn an opportunity to express his indignation over the dastardly charge made against the speaker. It also gave Mr. Klemer an opportunity to wake up after a brief Rip Van Winkle and a further opportunity to promise an apology before leaving the house for the afternoon. $ The speaker came out of the affair with great credit. Speaker Dunn is known to be a man of high spirit, un impeachable courage and a disposi tion to defend himself if attacked. Yet, under the trying circumstances, he conducted himself with dignity and poise. He made it clear that, if he were not speaker, he would resent the charge in a manner that would allow no doubt as to the way he felt about Lhe insult to himself and to the digni ty and character of the house. He even intimated that unless an apology were made he would show his resent ment at a later time, "if he had the mental and physical vigor to* do it." The house insisted upon the appoint ment of a committee of three to inves tigate the incident, and the speaker appointed R. C. Dunn, Louis C. Spooner and Albert Pfaender. A motion by Clinton Robinson of Winona that the committee be made seven instead of three did not even re ceive a second. 5 The fact of the matter i3 that in his appointment of the committees Speaker Dunn has been so eminently fair that he has leaned backward. He has carefully considered every angle and appointed his committees for the best interests of the general public. This was shown in his ap pointment of the temperance com mittee and in the appointment of every other committee. When the matter of the drainage investigation was up the speaker was subjected to the strongest kind of pressure from all sides, but insisted on the appointment of a com mittee which would be fair and un biased. Many of the enmities that have been awakened in the house or ganization have been due to the fact that the speaker has insisted on being fair instead of biased. In his work as speaker Mr. Dunn has shown him self one of the big men who have come forward' in Minnesota politics. He has not been moved from his purpose by rantings or by prejudice. He has had only one object in view and that was good service to the state. Speaker Dunn is one of the big men of Minnesota. The stinging of a gnat may be annoying, but its only pur pose is to give more energy and ac tivity to the object stung. The un warranted attack on the speaker has not been utterly useless and without good. The senate has passed the Putnam bill calling for the election of a non partisan judiciary. It provides for a covention and other machinery, some what cumbersome, perhaps, but de signed to bring about a result greatly desired. Politics should have no place in the selection of the judicial officers of a great state like Minne sota. The house will probably whip the Putnam bill into line and make it an excellent measure. J. The senate has taken up the work of considering the primary bills of the elections committee. Wednesday the bill was amended in many particulars and finally placed at the head of the calendar. It provides for the direct nomination of all state officers, for the promulgation of a party platform by the candidates after the nomina tions are made, and has a provision that the man nominated, in order to have the right to go on the ballot as the party candidate, shall have 10 per cent of the average party vote cast for his ticket in the last election. This was amended so as to make it possi ble for the use of a man's name on the ballot with the party designation by petition, even if he does not get the required 10 per cent, which obviates, to a large degree, the usefulness of the per cent provision. This latter provision is dseigned to make it im possible for members of the minority party to take part in the nominations of the majority party. Woman's suffrage has won one more victory in the senate. The bill has been advanced to the calendar and the senators will have to go on record for or against it. Reapportionment is still an issue in the senate. Realizing the fact that they had been left in a bad position by their failure to pass the Congdon measure, the senate took a new lease of life and began considering the pos sibility of passing a new bill. The men at the head of this movement were Senators Rockne and Clague, the first lukewarm about apportionment of any kind and the latter opposed to it. It appears that the chance of getting any kind of a bill through has dropped by the wayside. The newest movement is a possible combination between the north state republicans and the demo crats. It is assured that if the Third district democrats could be placated al reapportionment bill could be passed which would be fair to the state in general and which would give the democrats an opportunity to claim the credit of having had a hand in the passage of a bill which both party platforms declared for. The demo cratic platform did not declare for im mediate reapportionment and the new bill would probably take effect four years from now. $- The public lands committee of the house has decided upon two impor tant measures relating to the conser vation of the state's land and the state's minerals. One authorizes the people to vote on a constitutional amendment which would create a state land department separate from the state auditor's office. The other pro vides for a legislative commission to investigate the state resources and recommends an organization which will conserve these resources for the future. The proposed bill calls atten tion to the value of the three million acres of state land and the great mineral possibility in this property. It declares the state already has re- Continued on Page 4. A BENEFICIAL MOVE Council Appoints a Water, Light and Building Commission at Spe- cial Session, March 16. Elmer Whitney Resigns From Council and J. J. Skahen is Appointed to Fill Unexpired Term. The village council convened in special session last Thursday even ing and disposed of the following business: Upon motion of Recorder Stanley the bill of the Erie City Iron Works was ordered paid by general warrant. Councilman Whitney moved that the sum of $500 be transferred from the general fund to the electric fund to take up outstanding orders. The motion was adopted. Elmer E. Whtitney tendered his resignation as a member of the coun cil, to take effect immediately, and, upon motion, it was accepted. Then followed a motion by Coun cilman Smith that J. J. Skahen be appointed to succeed Mr. Whitney. The motion prevailed and Mr. Skahen was notified and qualified for the office. Councilman Smith then moved that a water, light, power and building commission be created. After a careful consideration of the matter the council came to the con clusion that such a commission would prove beneficial to the village at large and the motion of Mr. Smith was adopted. It was then moved by Recorder Stanley that E. E. Whitney be ap pointed to serve on the commission for a period of one year. The motion prevailed. Mr. Stanley also moved that Andrew Bryson be appointed to serve for two years. This was also adopted. J. J. Skahen made a motion that E. K. Evens be appointed as the third member of the commission to serve for three years. The motion carried. The following resolution was then read and adopted: A resolution accepting the pro visions of Chapter 412, General Laws of Minneosta for 1907, and creating a water, light, power and building com mission in and for the village of Princeton, Mille Lacs county, Minn., pursuant to said law. Whereas, the village of Princeton, Mille Lacs county, Minn., has a popu lation of less than 10,000 inhabitants and wishes to avail itself of the pro visions of Chapter 412, General Laws of Minnesota for 1907, and thereby create a water, light, power and build ing commission in and for said vil lage now, therefore, be it Resolved by the common council 'of said village that the provisions of said Chapter 412, General Laws of Minnesota for 1907, be and hereby are in ail things fully accepted. Be it further Resolved that the following named persons be and hereby are appointed members of such commission for the following terms, viz.: Elmer E. Whit ney, for the term of one year Andrew Bryson, for the term of two years E. K. Evens, for the term of three years. Adopted this 16th day of March, 1911. W. H. Ferrell, President of Village Council. Ira G. Stanley, Clerk of said Village The action the council in creating a water iight,f power and building commission is generally conceded to be a good move and the council is en titled to credit therefor. The mem bers of the commission are capable, reliable men. They will see that the power plant is conducted along busi ness lines, and it oan be depended upon that the other duties devolving upon them will be faithfully per formed. Then, again, it will reduce the responsibility of the incoming council, lessen its work and take this department of the village out of poli tics. Thursday evening was not the first time that the creation of a water, light, power and building commission had been discussed by the council at its meetings. Valentine Mott Married in St Paul. On March 15, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Erickson, St. Paul, occurred the wedding of Valentine Mott and Miss Cecilia Hedstrom. Rev. Kreinheider of St. Paul was the officiating clergyman, the ceremony taking place at 8 o'clock in the even ing. The bridal chorus from Lohen grin was rendered by Miss Ethel Olson as the bridal party descended the stairs. The bride, dressed in PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1911. white silk and carrying a bouquet of' welcome is extended to everyone. white roses, was attended by Miss Esther Erickson in pale blue silk with a bouquet of pink roses as maid of honor, and Miss Daisy Mott in pink with pink carnations as bridesmaid. The groom was attended by Frank Leber of St. Paul as best man and Anton Hedstrom of Dalbo, usher. Only a few intimate friends were pres ent at the nuptials. After the cere mony the guests partook of a bounti ful wedding supper. The young couple were the recipients of a num ber of useful and valuable wedding gifts. 4^At the railway station in St. Paul, As the bride and groom were taking the train to return to Princeton on Thursday afternoon, they were showered with rice by a company of young friends who met them at the depot. Old shoes were also in evi dence. Thursday night, at the Ander son farm, where the couple will re side for the present, the house was surrounded by a company of between 50 and 60, who came with all sorts of nrusical instruments such as cowbells, tin pans, circular saws and shotguns, and serenaded the young couple. After receiving cigars and wishing Mr. and Mrs. Mott a long and happy life the company dispersed. On Fri day evening a reception was given to the immediate relatives f the bride and groom. Dalin-Satterstrom. Gustaf A. Dalin and Miss Hulda K. Satterstrom were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. -J. Satterstrom, in the town of Princeton, on Wednesday afternoon, March 15. Rev. August Lundquist of the Princeton Swedish Lutheran church performed the ceremony and the witnesses were Albert Satterstrom and Una Ottar. Many guests were present at the ceremony and partici pated in the bridal feast which fol lowed. Mr. and Mrs. Dalin, who are both highly respected young people, will make their home on a farm in Prince ton township. The President's Tariff Diplomacy The open candor of President Taft may prove to be the kind of straight forward diplomacy that will nullify ao-g^effort of the democratic house t9 "nfakeHpa?ty'capltal out of th~e tariff situation. President Taft wants the reciprocity arrangement with Canada ratified first, then he wants a permanent tariff board created, and lastly be wants congress to adjourn without taking up the schedules of the Payne Aldrich tariff bill. This is a program that sounds reasonable. It is one that can be car ried out in a few weeks, and allow congress to adjourn and business to continue. The democratic members may think they have a call to go into tariff revision, but when they realize the magnitude of their task, they may think differently. A revision of even the wool schedule is not to be lightly undertaken. A mistake at the outset with this or some other schedule might easily set the democratic ma jority back. If it was a question of fighting a re publican president for party ad vantage purely, there might be some point in hurrying the job. But this does not appear to be the case. The president will promise that when con gress meets in regular session the tariff board will be ready with a re port on which congress can work. This is very different from sitting back and saying that there must be no tariff changes. The president does not say that. What he does say is that there ought not to be any tariff changes until congress has the in formation on which to base a scien tific bill. This is what the country wants and this is what a wise con gress, whether of one party or the other, will give it.Minneapolis Journal. memorial Day, We consider it not out of place to this early call the attention of the people to the forthcoming Memorial day, so that preparations may be made to properly observe it. Last year a citizens' committee was organized, and this committee relieved the old soldiers of the burden of ar ranging a program and attended to the details of carrying it out. The Union would suggest that a similar arrangement be made for the ob servance of Decoration day this year. Special Bally Day Services Rev. W. H. Jordon, D. D., of the First Methodist church, Minneapolis, will preach both morning and evening at the Princeton Methodist church on Sunday. At the evening service spe cial music consisting of selections by a male quartet, vocal solo by Miss Christine Wicen and anthems by the choir will be rendered. A cordial AMDSETTLERDIES Henry Hamilton, Who Located in This Village Over Fifty Years Ago, Dies at Home of Son. Joseph A. Beer, a Greenbush Farmer, Succumbs to Heart Disease Following Long Illness. Henry Hamilton, one of Princeton's pioneer settlers and an old soldier who saw much active service, died at the home of his son, Edwin, in Bald win on Saturday morning, aged 84 years. Death was due to a general breakdown of the constitution result ing from old age. The funeral, which was largely at tended, was held from the home of Edwin Hamilton, in Baldwin, on Tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Goodell of the Methodist church and a quartet consisting of Mrs. L. S. Briggs, Miss Maude Brown, Guy Ewing and Ar thur Roos rendered weal selections. Miss Verna Townsend acccompanied them on the organ. Six Grand Army men, viz., R. W. Freer, A. Z. Norton, Wm. Giltner, Wm. Applegate, D. Whitcomb and Geo. Smith were the pallbearers and the interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery. Henry Hamilton was born in Massa chusetts and, with his wife, came to Princeton over half a century ago, where he engaged in blacksmithing. In 1874 he returned to Massachusetts and in 1884 came back to Princeton. He moved to Minneapolis in 1902 and lived there three years, when he again returned to this village, where he re mained with the exception of a short time spent in Minneapolis, until two months ago, when he took up his resi dence with his son, Edwin, In Bald win. His first wife died during the civil war and he was later married to Miss Frances Underwood of Prince ton, who survives him. He is also survived by the following children: Frank, Minneapolis Sewell, Prince ton Edwin, Everett and Orin, Bald win Mrs. Geo. Donnelly and Mrs. Reuben Molberg, Minneapolis and in the east. Henry Hamilton was a whole-souled man and a good citizen in every sense of the word. He was one of the old settlers whom everyone respected. When the civil war broke out he was one of the first to shoulder a gun and go forth to defend his country. He was a member of Company F, Eighth Minnesota Infantry, and saw a great deal of active seervice in the south. He also belonged to Wallace T. Rines post, Princeton. Joseph A. Beer. Joseph A. Beer died on Monday evening at 9 o'clock at his home in Greenbush from heart disease, aged 46 years. Mr. Beer came to this part of the country a year ago from Le Sueur county and purchased the old Sidney Jesmer farm. There, with a brother, sister and nephew, he lived until the end came. He has another brother living in Le Sueur county. Mr. Beer was unmarried. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Levings in the Green bush Catholic church this morning at 10 o'clock and the interment was in Greenbush Catholic cemetery. County Commissioners. The board of county commissioners met on Monday and adjourned on Tuesday evening to April 25. Among the business disposed of was the fol lowing: Orders of assessment for sections 3 and 9, town of Greenbush, and section 5, town of Princeton, were confirmed by the board. The county auditor was instructed to advertise for bids for a tract of not less than 160 acres, improved, for a county poor farm. Commissioners Swennes, Sholin and Cater were ap pointed a committee to investigate such tracts as are available and re port thereon. Plats of section 10, Greenbush, and section 22, Milo, were aprpoved and accepted. A petition was presented by C. A. Stromberg to be set off from school district 26 to district 32. Hearing was set for April 25. Mrs. Chas. Ryther appeared before the board and stated that she had been abandoned by her husband and was consequently compelled to seek temporary aid. The board referred the matter to the county attorney with instructions to prosecute Ryther for nonsupport. A petition signed by a majority of the voters of school district 32 was presented asking that certain contigu ous territory be annexed to said dis trict. Hearing was set for April 25. The petition of Olof Edstrom to be ne-dasghter, Elizabeth, who residesJ are^QQ large lots in the-plat apd ihs VOLUME XXXV. NO. 13 set off from school district 13 to 31 was granted. The county surveyor was instructed to stake out the county gravel pit in the town of Greenbush. Several resurvey assessments were made, the notices of which will be published later. A certain piece of road in the town of Princeton was designated as a state highway, to be known as "state high way No. 6." Petitions from the towns of Mile, Page, Milaca, Bogus Brook and Borgholm were presented praying that the county be redistricted as to commissioner districts. After a care ful consideration the matter was laid over. The bid of L. S. Libby of 8665 caBh for 40 acres belonging to the county in the southwest quarter of the north east quarter of section 9, town of Milo, was accepted. A plat of Izatys townsite, Mozomon nie Point, was presented and ap proved. Over 30 farmers applied for free grass seed and the applications were granted. s_ Tires Ripped by Stake. On Monday night Dr. Cooney's automobile struck a surveyors' stake in Greenbush, west of Freer, which ripped open a couple of the tires on his machine and delayed his progress for nearly two hours. The stake was in the main traveled roadin the wheel rutand stood four inches high. About six feet from the stake, in the same rut, the doctor found a piece of gaspipe sticking from the ground about five inches. Whoever left that stake and pipe protruding above the road bed are seemingly guilty of negligence. Had a horse struck them the animal would probably have been totally disabled. It may be, however, that the soil had been washed from around the stake and pipe, but even then it is someone's duty to see that obstacles of that kind are removed. A Beautiful Spot. The Mille Lacs Investment and Im provement company has platted ap proximately 200 acres at the base of Mozomonie Point, in South Harbor township, Mille Lacs lake. There place will be known as "Izatys." The landscape work has been com pleted under the direction of Theodore Wirth, superintendent of the Minne apolis city parks, while Albert Graber of Hennepin county has superin tended the engineering work. Streets have been cleared and roadways are now being built. Mozomonie Point is one of the beauty spots of Mille Lacs lake. It is finely wooded, has a magnificent beach and is certain to be come a favorite summer resort. The board of county commissioners ap proved the plat of Izatys yesterday. Tbe Sophomore Entertainment An excellent entertainment indeed was that given by the sophomore class at the assembly hall on Friday evening for the benefit of the athletic association. It is seldom that one has an opportunity of hearing such fine music as that rendered upon this oc casion, and the recitations and other features of the entertainment were equally goodevery number was en joyed by the large audience and ap plauded. The proceeds of this enter tainment will go toward defraying the expense of an equipment for the base ball team, and it is expected that Princeton will have the best nine in its history. Dynamite Causes Severe Injuries. Conrad Frisk, while blowing stumps at Karmel yesterday, received serious injuries to his face by a charge of dynamite which hung fire. It appears that after lighting the fuse Frisk waited for what he considered a safe time and then approached to ascer tain what had gone wrong. Just as he reached the stump the charge ex ploded. His face is badly lacerated and one of his eyes are injured. Dr. Cooney dressed the wounds. Ben Hass Throws McAllister. Last night Ben Hass defeated Hugh McAllister, champion welterweight of the Pacific coast, in a match at Cambridge,throwing him twice in suc cession, the first time in 21 minutes and the second in 13. Ben didn't seem to have much difficulty in throwing this champion. AT XORTHWESTEKN HOSPITAL. Dr. Cooney performed surgical operations upon the following persons during the past ten days: Mrs. Manny Wicklander, Wahkon, acute appendicitis A. P. Jorgenson, Vineland, chronic appendicitis Miss Tillie Emme, Germany, acute appen dicitis Mrs. Erick Lundgren* Wyanett, disease of gall bladder Erick Venstrom, Glendorado, ampu tation of right hand made necessary by circular saw accident. t3&jrf$*** C sisS -0 W 3 A