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STATE LEGISLATURE Kleiner and Stone Are Brought Before Bar of the House, Censured and Put Upon the Grill. Both Admit They Have No Evidence Upon Which to Base the Charges They Made. 4*St.realizinMinn., a sensMarch something had to be done assert i self, the house has censured Repre sentative Klemer of Rice county for Ms criticism of the speaker and of the house committees. It also brought Representatives Klemer and Stone before the bar of the house _, the committee on Tuesday evening the Onion Special Correspondence uoouaejLc.report Paul, 29.-Coming of thte fact thatt it is expected that in a day or two adopted. Just because the iron range they will bring up the The report of the joint legislative committee, which has investigated the charges of cruelty toward inmates of the boys' training school at Bed Wing, will not be a whitewash. It will, however, be framed with con sideration as to the future of the in stitution. At an executive session of a S ree ard of Minneapolidemanding is holdingthet and there compelled them to acknowl- ,terday on Senator J. M. Hackney's edge that they had no evidence upon .bill giving county commissioners con- which to base the wild charges they trol of all road and bridge funds in Bad made. Representative Stone of counties in which there are forty or Habbard county had joined in the more miles of macadam or other im- eharges made by Representative proved roads. The house bill author- Hlemer, having rushed in where i izing cities of the second, third and angels might have feared to tread and received the same medicine given to the Rice county member. The dastardly attack upon the rep utation and integrity of Speaker Dunn has failed entirely. Brought before the bar of the house, the two members were compelled to stand there like a couple of well birched school boys Asked as to the charac ter of nis statements and his reasons icr saying that the committees were packed in the interest of the special interests," Representative Klemer hesitated and floundered helplessly about He refused the courtesy of a siiestion to the speaker, but yielded to a question from Representative L. Spooner, chairman of the powerful appropriations committee. Asked if Be meant to say that the committee of phich Mr. Spooner is chairman had been packed, Mr. Klemer confessed he did not even know of what committee rse was chairman. Then, after con sulting two legislative manuals and looking helplessly about as if for the assistance that could not come to him, ne confessed that he didn't know and touldn't say at that time. The tables were turned on the ac cusing member in the afternoon of Monday. The house had taken up all day with a discussion of the matter. Representative Klemer had apolo gized for his unparliamentary lan guage but he did not retract his state ments and the house organization was not, satisfied. The resolution of cen sure was pressed and, after a spirited ^debate in which harsh words were said on both sides, it was passed. Repre sentative Klemer then moved the adoption of a resolution for the ap pointment of a committee of seven to investigate the charges he had made. Speaker Dunn took a hand in the game. He was occupying a place in one of the rear side seats. Represen tative Fowler of Minneapolis was pre siding. Rising to his full height of six feet three inches, and extending an arm that appeared as long, as a giant crane, the speaker said dramat ically, I move that Representatives Klemer and Stone be brought to the bar of the house and there made to state what committees are packed and with whom they were packed." One parliamentary step after an other was attempted but the house stood by the speaker by votes of from 61 to 69 at every stage in the game. Finally the offending members were brought forward, taking refuge for aot making their charges definite and specific on the ground that, notwith standing they had been making indefi nite ones for several days, they had not had time to formulate them. Finally, upon the motion of the speaker himself, the two offending members were released from the ridic ulous position in which they found themselves placed. Speaker Dunn has come out of the affair :with increased credit. The affair was undoubtedly staged and arranged by enemies engendered in the speakership fight and by men who aim to wreck the political career of the speaker. At first it seemed that by making the blanket charge which by no possibility can be proved or disproved, they might carry public sentiment with them. The speaker's prompt and dramatic action took the wind out of the sails of the accusers. On their own admissions they could make no charges and were made to present pathetic spectacles. Mr. Klemer did not bring up his resolution in the house yesterday and trouble between the insurgents and the house organization was suspended for a day. He and Dr. W. T. Stone are both working on the proposition and J* vestigation resolution with charges as reason why the schools and munici- to packing of house committees speci- palities of that section of the state fied. character th wa uPn enera excepof that Au. Lydi -s ou for a drastic report di missal of Superintendent F. A. Whit tier. 4* The senate committee on roads and bridges made a favorable report yes fourth class to levy a 2-mill road tax was also recommended for passage. *$- $- The senate committee on finance cut down the appropriation provided for in H. 559, a bill poviding for state aid for school districts in proportion to the area of unsold state lands in each district. This bill was intro duced by the house committee on ap propriations and carried an appro priation of $100,000. The senate com mittee reduced the amount to $50,000 Representative Kerry Conley's bill regulating the dimensions of lumber was killed by the house yesterday after a spirited skirmish The bill provides that all lumber except dressed stuff shall be of the pur ported dimensions. The senate waked up on the ques tion of reapportionment late yester day. When in committee of the whole, the Moonan-Haycraft-Duxbury-Weis bill came up, proposing to amend the constitution so as to limit the number of senators from any one county to four. The authors of the bill con tended for it seriously, and the re apportionment battle was renewed. The city senators did not have a great deal to say, most of them pre ferring to treat the proposition as a joke. Senator W. S. Dwinnell put in an amendment providing that counties of 200,000 shall have no senator at all. Friends of the bill realized it was too drastic and tried to amend it, raising the number from four to five, then to six and seven, but with the votes of city members these amend ments were voted down. Finally the debate was stopped by a decision to defer action and try to get together. One feature of the bill, changing the basis of representation from population to voters, appeals to many senators, and it is possible that the bill will be amended so as to leave only this feature, which is also incorporated in a bill by Senator Schaller. Special Notice From now until the first of May I will make che best four dollar photo graphs for only $2.90 per dozen also a great reduction in the price of other styles und sizes. If you are wise you will take advantage of this special offer. Remember studio in Princeton is open the first and third Saturdays only of every month. 7tf P. J. Nelson, Photographer. I OPINIONS OF EDITORS Hot Enough Now Wonder if the fellow who killed him self because his dinner wasn't served hot is having a similar trouble now Stillwater Gaztete. Good Advice. A few more air brakes on daughters who have a habit of meeting all the trains will do away with a good many wrecks if applied in time.Walker Filot. A Good Word for Mary. Mary McFadden is devoting her entire energies to the woman's suffrage bill and the abler worker in its City Post. should be deprived of their rights. Cambridge Independent Press. Bob Dunn as a "Yamper." Down in Missouri they are having series of dances to promote good roads while up here Bob Dunn can do it in two yumps.Quentin in the Minneapolis Tribune. Donbly Disgraced. The state senate couldn't spare the time to hear Mary McFadden on woman suffrage it was in too much of a hurry to disgrace itself over the reapportionment billWalker Pilot. It Does. With a goodly part of the United States army mobilized on the Mexican border it looks as though we might an* nex Mexico a long time before we do Canada.Madison Independent Press. Give Credit Where it is Dne There is some good in every per son. It may often be smothered under many faults but we should not let that prevent us from giving those whom we know credit for the good that is in them.Irish Standard. $- J. Dne Warning When woman suffrage becomes uni versal the wise ones must see to it that no bargain sales are scheduled for the general election days or the polling places will be decidedly petti coatless.Little Falls Transcript. Damnation Personified "Deep damnation" is good, Editor McDonald, as applied to the killing of the reapportionment bill. When applied to the senators who did the killing just say deepest damnation and receive our thanks.Cass Lake Times. Personified Frigidity The pugnacious Hennepin county village of Excelsior elected a council man named "Ice." But as the vil lage voted dry there won'trbe any beer to put on the Ice, or inside of it, either, for that matter.Sauk Center Herald. Undesirables should be Barred. One of the greatest menaces to this country is the hordes of emigrants coming here from southeastern Europe. The greater number of them are illiterate and degenerate and should be classed as undesirable citi zens. They are of the class who in dulge in the "black hand" outrages that so frequently terrorize various portions of this country. Uncle Sam should discourage this wholesale im migration and do it before it is ever lastingly too late.Mankato Journal. Comforting Ignorance Anybody who asserts that the no li cense plan has been a success" here, that the town has not been full of "blind pigs that "bootleggers" have not thriven and multiplied that boys have not learned the taste of rot gut whisky for the first time in their lives that chronics, "with the price," have not been able to get liquor that the cost without compensating benefits has not been considerableany such person is to be congratulated on his comfortable and comforting ance.Fergus Falls Weekly. econom behalf.Rush Wrong in Principle. The tonnage tax tiJ will not be come a law at this session of the legis lature. The tonnage tax is wrong in principle and should never be prPBea in-U^,.** aepc,,*T ^Z^^Xl PRINCETON, MILIB LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1911. lgnor- i $- Will They Save Honey? One of the most interesting studies for the people during the coming ses sion of congress, and throughout the existence of the sixty-second congress, will be the manner in which the demo crats, with their majority in the house, handle the finances of the nation. Through all the years of republican administration the democrats have been active critics of the way money has been spent. They have preached and have fired battery after battery of charges of extravagance at the party in power. Now* they are to have a chance at the problem them selves. What will they do with it? Duluth Herald. The Teachers' Agencies Graft. There is absolutely no valid reason why the teachers' agencies should be permitted to continue their graft. There ought to be a free bureau in connection with the state department of public instruction to which schools cause has no could apply for teachers and to which teachers could apply for positions. Now when school boards want teachers they have to go to the agencies because there is no other place to go and the teachers are obliged to list with the agencies be cause of this fact. The result is that the agencies exact a percentage of the teacher's wages for every month of 'TWASARARE TREAT The Old Folks' Concert Surpasses Anything of Its Kind Ever Produced in Princeton. Costumes Are Unique and Number on Program is Ap plauded by Audience. As anticipated, the old folks1 Cowboy and Indian Celebration Tomorrow evening, Saturday even ing and Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at Brands' opera house, a series of exclusive motion pictures will be presented that eclipse anything which has ever been put on here. They will accurately reproduce the cowboy and Indian frontier celebration which was reviewed and participated in by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt at Cheyenne, Wyoming. Broncho rid ing, trick and fancy roping contests, fancy rifle and pistol shooting, bull dogging of wild steers, hitching and driving wild horses, parade of Indians, cowboys and cowgirls, Indian war dances, champion lady bucking broncho rider, squaw races, Tejsly Roosevelt throughout the whole show, arrdnumerous other phases of the celebration. Over 3,000 feet of motion pictures the like of which will probably never be seen in this village again. Everyone should see the showit will truthfully depict the scenes as they were enacted in the good old days when the west was woolly. This celebration was gotten up by the men of the frontier for the special entertainment of Colonel Roosevelt. See hand bills for further details. A to Snrveyors' Stakes, Etc Editor of Princeton Union: Permit me to call the attention of your readers to the fact that sur veyors' stakes, witness trees, or other landmarks are the property of all owners concerned, and anyone defac ing, removing or otherwise destroying the same is liable under state law. (Minn. Rev. Stat. 1905, chap. 101, sec. 5130, par. 4.) The same is true of evidences of the United States government surveys, for which see section 57 of the act approved March 4, 1909, revising and amending the penal laws of the United States, which provides a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment not to exceed six months, or both, for any mutilation or destruction of any government survey evidences of what ever nature. S. L. Kennedy. [Admitting the above to be the law in regard to the removal of sur veyors'stakes, etc., we are unable to and vicinity on find in the statutes anything which justifies a surveyor or other person in leaving stakes or pieces of pipe pro truding several inches from the road bed of a traveled highway, where such stakes or pipes constitute a dangerous obstacle to the passage of horses, automobiles, etc.Ed.] Milaca Stores Robbed. ^m3*^i^&^ attention not only of his own country, but of Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Central and South Ameri the orient, in fact, of the whole civilized world. This has probably not been true in the same degree of any of his immediate predecessors. Mr. Roosevelt's policies and his Every unique personality, particularly the latter, interested the world generally, but not in the samo vital sense that Mr. Taft's policies is interesting it. In the aggregate the big questions he is now considering loom very large on the surface of things, and are be- a great president. His friends are confidently-w con cert, given by the choir of the Metho __ dist church at Brands' opera house ginning to stamp him as last Thursday night, proved to be a president Hi friends are rare treateverybody appeared to be asserting that has at last "found" more than pleased with the way in ~~1* which it was presented. Unfortunate ly the musical director, Mrs. Claire timation of the people of this and of Caley, was suffering from a severe other countries as a wise, just and cold and was consequently unable to farsighted ruler and administrator, take the leading vocal solo parts as signed to her on the program, but she nevertheless assisted in some of the numbers. The costumes of the partic ipants were very appropriate and the combination of colors presented a most pleasing effect, while every numbervocal, instrumental and re citativewas rendered with an excel lence which showed ability and fre quent rehearsal. The concert was one of the best ever presented in Prince ton, and the Methdoist choir is en titled to praise and is fully deserving of the large patronage accorded its entertainment. himself, and that from this time on he will grow more and more in the es- A Hamtlne Student Suicides. Putting a revolver to her right tem ple, Miss Ruth Grow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grow of Hector, Minn., and a freshman at Hamline university, on Monday night, in the retiring room of the Milwaukee sta tion, Minneapolis, shot herself. She died six hours later. After a day spent in fruitless endeavor by rela tives, friends, university officials and police, nothing definite is advanced to account for the suicide. Dr. George H. Bridgman, president of Hamline university, thinks it may have been from a mental condition following overstudy. Girl friends believe it was the disappointment of a romance, but the only man whose name appears, Frank W. Sanderson, 615 East Twenty-sixth street, Minneapolis, now in his third year of divinity work at Hamline, and whose name was in scribed in a little religious compen dium found in the dead girl's effects, says he barely knew her, met her only a few times and loaned her the book to satisfy some religious inquiries. Village Commission Meets The village water, power, light and building commissionMessrs. E. E. Whitney, Andrew Bryson and E. K. Evensmet on Tuesday evening, ef fected an organization and talked over plans for the future. A number of reformschanges in methodsare contemplated in the operation of the power plant. It is proposed to con duct it on purely business principles along similar lines to those adopted by mercantile firms. An inventory of everything on hand will be taken and the commission will meet again next Tuesday evening to further perfect its plans. Ira G. Stanley acted as sec retary of the commission on Tuesday evening. Fifteen Cords of Wood Born Princeton's lire department did good work on Friday afternoon in ex tinguishing the flames which had taken hold of Jerry Kalkman's wood pile and were fast consuming1 Indian Lands to be Opened Ceded Chippewa Indian lands t6 the extent of 43,000 acres, lying in Red Lake, Marshall, Polk and Pennington counties, will be opened for settlement April 15, and for entry May 15. The two price fixed to settlers is $4 an acre, of which one-fifth must be paid down, Early Saturday morning the drug stores at Milaca were entered and robbed. The thieves effected an while the balance must be paid in five equal annual payments. Lists of the cutting through a heavy plate glass lands to be opened may be had of George Welsh, commissioner of immi- one-half inch thick in the front door, thus allowing them to open the door gration, St. Paul, from the inside. Here they stole about $40 in money and a quantity of drugs and toilet articles. Dennison's drug and jewelry store was also en tered, where they helped themselves to some jewelry and all the tools used in connection with the jewelry department no clue as to their identity. World watching the Tart PoUcies. A fire said to have started from the President Taft is now occupying the electrification of a push button in New center of the stage in a way that ha* York's $27,000,000 capital at Albany not been true of him previously. His yesterday morning resulted in policies are attracting the serious' damages estimated at 95,000,000. Be- it. There were about forty cords of hard wood in the pile and something like twenty-five were saved by the efforts of the firemen. They also prevented the flames from communicating with the dwelling house, which, in the heavy wind that prevailed, would otherwise have been consumed. Mrs. Kalkman was the only person at home when the fire started. The origin of the fire is a mystery. Millinery Opening at Mrs Belsem's Store My millinery stock is now com pleted. I have a large assortment of ladies', misses' and children's trimmed hats, carefully selected from the best millinery houses in eastern markets, which get their styles direct from Paris, and will be opened for in spection to the ladies of Princeton Friday, March 31, Don't forget the place, Mrs. Belsem's, next to Newton's bakery. l-tc an( Saturday, April! Mille Iiacs Good Enuagh for Him. T. F. Young returned on Saturday from a land prospecting tour in Arkansns and other parts of the south. He does not seem to be very working favorably impressed with what he saw with the and was well satisfied to get back to The robbers left Mille Lacs county.-Lake Breeze. Five Million Dollar Fire Loss. TOIUMB XXXT. NO. .14 fore the firemen reached the massive structure the state library on the third floor, containing 600,000 volumes, among them some of the most valu able works in the United States, to gether with priceless documents and: relics, was destroyed. The assembly and senate libraries, finance committee room, lieutenant governor's room, senate and assembly chambers and many otther departments were virtual ly wrecked with fire and water. The famous million-dollar staircase in the west wing was partially destroyed as well as many offices on the lower floor. A Welcome Blizzard. It is very seldom that a blizzard is welcomed by anyone, but that which swooped down upon us on Sunday was, metaphorically speaking, re ceived with open armsthere was net a person who did not welcome it. The light rain which preceded it came as a blessing and the blizzard, which left a couple of inches of snow, raised: the spirits of the people even though it lowered the spirits of the ther mometer. For days clouds of sand had obscured the sun and filled the stores and dwelling houses, conse quently moisture, whether in the shape of rain or snow, proved a veritable godsend. Anoka Infested bv Hoboes According to the Herald of Anoka many members of the organization known as the "Sons of Rest" have made their appearance in that town. The hoboes were on their way north and stopped off at Anoka to secure handouts. That's where they made their mistake, for the chief of police of that town, who is ever on the look out for characters of this sort, either ran them into the bastile or chased them out of town. So far this season no wearies have been seen in Prince ton. The Pessimistic Senator Apropos of Canadian reciprocity, N. C. Goodwin said the other day at the Lambs in New York: "But you can't rely on Senator Blank. Blank is never satisfied. I visited his ranch one day, and he had the finest crop I ever saw harvested. I knew, though, that Blank would have something to complain about, and, sure enough, when I remarked, 'This is a record crop, you lucky ras- cal!' Blank frowned and said: 'Yes, but I'm afraid it's going to be a terrible strain on the land.' A Good Word for the Union. A. S. Mark is well pleased with the patronage accorded him at his bar gain sale, and says a good word for the i on to the effect that its ad vertising pages are valuablethat he has never known the Union to fail in bringing in the people. "That is of course, the principal point," says he "when we get the crowd in the store we know that means sales, for our prices are so low that people jump at the bargains." Successful Basket Social. The program and basket social giv en last Friday evening in the John Kaliher districtBlanche E. Lyman's schoolwas a success. H. B. Pratt proved himself to be a very satisfac tory auctioneer and succeeded so well in coaxing the nickels from the boys' pockets that $23 was raised. This money is to be used for maps, a globe and various articles for the school room. Dorcas Society Sale. The ladies of the Dorcas society will hold an Easter sale in the Cooney block next Wednesday, April 5, after noon and evening. The ladies will have a variety of useful and fancy articles, principally aprons, on sale. A supper will be served in the same place from 5:30 to 8 p. m. A good meal is promised. Everyone come. Surprise Party. Friends of William Bandemer to the number of 75 gathered at his home last Wednesday evening to surprise him upon the occasion of his 29th birthday anniversary. A very pleasant evening was passed and Mr. Bandemer was presented with a pair of gold cuff buttons upon which were engraved his initials. Captain Caswell Goes South. Captain Caswell of Anoka is among the members of the National Guard' who will witness the military maneuvers on the Mexican border. The militia officers who have accepted the invitation will go there as guests of the war department and will not participate in the military tactics. An Implied Degeneracy. You may puff up and puff out with justifiable pride when you think of your noble ancestry. But, on the other hand, those same noble speci-. mens might puff down and puff in could they only onee behold you I Little Falls Transcript. *f *& ~g| iiiiiS