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Lee's County Option Bill fleets De-
feat in the House by Vote of
Fifty-nine to Fifty-nine.
After a Battle of Four Hours Senate
Annihilates Woman Suffrage
Bill Passed by House.
County option met its defeat in
the house on Fridaj, hen Repre
sentative Lee's bill was killed by a
vote of 59 to 59, two members being
absent. Sixty-one votes weie neces
sary to carry the measure. The
absentees, Albert Pfaender and W.
H. Wescott, were both opposed to
the bill. While the measuie fell four
votes short of the expectations of its
friends it came nearer passage than
in any pievious session.
The state senate on Fridav, follow
ing a parliamentaiy battle lasting
from noon until 4 p. m., and after
six roll calls on various motions,
killed the woman suffrage bill passed
by the house* By this action all
hope of the women having this con
stitutional amendment submitted
to the people at the 1914 election
goes aglimmering. The final \ote,
on a motion of Senator G. H. Sulli
van of Stillwater to reject the bill, a
motion said to be without parallel in
the histoij of the state, was 31 to 25.
Seven membeis were absent, but all
of those present \oted the same as
they did when Senator Ole Sageng's
suffrage bill was defeated by the sen
ate two weeks ago, except Senator S.
B. Duea, who voted for the bill the
other time but with the opponents
The senate committee on towns
and counties recommends that 10 per
cent of the liquoi license money in
villages and cities of the fourth
class, which now goes into the
county revenue fund, be placed in a
road improvement fund and expend
ed on loads leading into the munici
By a vote of nearly three to one
the house killed J. J. Preston's bill
prohibiting the employment of per
sons not native born or naturalized
on public works.
Representative Brown of St. James
has introduced a bill providing for
the removal of the power of appoint
ing the state superintendent of pub
lic instruction from the governor
and giving it to the state high
school board, such board to act with
one peison chosen by the county
superintendents and one bj the city
supei intendents.
As a tribute of lespect to the
memory of Robert A. Smith, former
major of St. Paul, who died last
week, both houses of the legislature
adjoin ned ovei Saturday.
C. J. Buell, who has succeeded the
notorious Lvnn Haynes as the "cen-
sor"' oi the state legislature, was
ousted iiom the house floor by the
sergeant at aims on Friday.
A bill pioviding that a minor who
misrepresents his age for the pur
pose of obtaining liquor may be
punished foi misdemeanor on Friday
appeared in the house with C. W.
Bouck as its sponsor. Similar
measures have been introduced at
even session of the legislature for
years past and have been voted down
on the ground that the result will be
to relieve liquor dealeis fiom all ie
sponsibility in the sale of intoxicants
to minors.
The senate general legislation com
mittee held a bill-killing bee on Fri
daj and among the measures an
nihilated were Duea's bill for licenc
ing real estate dealers, Elwell and
Lund's bill creating a legislative
refeience bureau, two bills by Carl
Wallace lor the legulation of hotels,
Frank Murray's bill for giving aid
to poultry associations and another
bill bv him prohibiting lobbying, and
Paulj 's bill creating a state board
of boiler inspectors.
The house committee of elections
has reported out the Lundeen presi
dential primary bill with a recom
mendation that it pass. The bill
provides for a primary election on
the second Tuesday in March in each
presidential year, at which the vot
ers shall express their preferences for
president and vice president and
elect delegates to the national con
ventions of their respective parties,
the state delegation to the national
convention to select the national
committeeman for the state.
Members of the state game and
fish commission were on Tuesday
subjected to a grilling by the house
committee on public accounts and
expenditures. The committee
sought to ascertain why Lake
Shetek, in Murray county, was set
apart as the exclusive fishing pre-
*D '-vfe ifjfi Tktrfti N1d**Jft 3 ,1. j.M\-i^lVx
a\ So* J
serve of William Summers of Hast
ings when other professional fisher
men, eager to get a chance to pay
large sums for seining the lake for
lough fish, were excluded. So far as
the investigation has gone the action
of the game and fish commission in
thus discriminating looks partic
ularly fishy.
As a means of clearing the tax
books of thousands of descriptions of
leal estate on which taxes are delin
quent, the house committee on taxes
has prepared a bill authorizing the
sale of all property on which the
taxes have been delinquent for any
oi all of the fifteen jears prior to
1914, at one-half the assessed value
of such property in 1912. The bill
provides that the sale shall be con
ducted in the same manner as the
regular delinquent tax sales and the
puichaser obtains a deed from the
state. Persons having an interest
in the land may redeem before the
sale by paying up the taxes with 6
per cent interest.
Representative Conley of Rochester
on Tuesday presented a bill which
provides for the establishment of a
closed season of five jears for quail
and prairie chickens. I is the
theory of those interested in preserv
ing wild game that if these birds
are not molested for a teim of jears
thej will multiply rapidly and that
good hunting will be restored in
places which are now decimated.
Tuesday afternoon's session of the
senate was devoted to a discussion of
the amendments to the state-wide
piimary bill passed at the special
session last year, but final action
was continued until Friday morn
R. C. Dunn on Tuesday attacked
Representative Kneeland's bill
which provides for a constitutional
amendment allowing the creation of
a separate department of public
domain. The constitution now puts
the state land department under the
auditor, and Mr. Dunn declared that
it ought to stay there. "There is
no need of cieating a new office,"
said Mr. Dunn. "There is very
little for the auditor to do now but
look after the state land interests,
and he is doing it well. We would
be no better off with a new high
salaried official."
C. EL. Warner introduced a freak
bill in the house on Tuesday which
makes it compulsorj for lumber
camp owners to furnish baths, with
soap and disinfectants, for the
woodsmen. Ach, those graybacks!
Representative Pless' bill restoring
capital punishment for murder in
the first degree has been reported
out bv the house committee on judi
ciarj without rceommendation.
The bill vests the responsibility of
imposing the death penalty on the
jury tiying the case. It will precipi
tate a vigorous fight when it comes
up for final passage.
Robert C. Dunn's good roads bill,
one of the important constructive
measures of the session, comes up in
the house as a special order tomor-
IOW. Mr. Dunn, who fathered the
one mill state load tax amendment,
has made good roads his hobby, and
in the pending bill he has codified
former road laws into a new act of
thirty-eight pages, with several im
portant improvements.
After nearly five hours of debate
the house late on Tuesday, by a vote
of 55 to 61, killed the Bjorge-Frank
son tonnage tax bill and later killed
a motion to reconsider.
By a vote of 62 to 12 the house on
Tuesday, in committee of the whole,
recommended for passage H. H.
Dunn's anti-trust bill.
Corn Growing Contest.
In an endeavor to encourage the
growing of corn in Minnesota, the
Minnesota State Bankers' association
has promised $800 in cash prizes in a
boj-s' and girls' acre-jield corn-grow
ing contest. The contest will be
similar to the one conducted by the
extension division of the state agri
cultural college and will be supervised
by experts from that institution.
Twin city bankers will contribute
the larger part of the money and the
rest will be contributed by country
bankers in all parts of the state.
Circulars are being sent out to all
members of the bankers' association,
nearly 1,000 in number, urging that
active support be given the move
ment, especially in the raising of
local prizes in addition to the $800.
Within a few weeks pamphlets ex
plaining the contest in detail will be
sent out to the 8,000 rural schools of
the state and the country boys and
girls everywhere will be asked to join
the movement.
The contest is to be conducted
with each county as a unit. In each
county where a contest is conducted
it is to be supervised by a responsible
committee of three members, consist-1convalescent.
.A*k $#& ^t^i^^a^-^i^i^ft^ik^^sS^-^'tiff'
ing, it is advised, of the county sup
erintendent, a high school superin
tendent or agriculturist, and some
business man or banker. I may be
found advisable, in some instances,
to organize a committee on a differ
ent bassis. Full control of the coun
ty contest is to be placed in the
hands of this county committee,
from the beginning to the end. The
rank of the contestants is to be de
termined by the county committee
at the close of the contest, and a full
report of the work must be made to
the extension division.
Any boy or girl over 16 years of age
and under 18, in any county in the
state where a contest is scheduled,
may enter. There is no entry fee.
It is only necessary to sign the
agieement to abide by the rules of
the contest, and carry out, as
far as possible, the instructions sent
out by the extension division through
the county committee.
Girls of Sixties Enjoy Themselves.
After taking (or giving, as you
prefer) a two-months' rest, the
"Girls of the Sixties" are again in
evidence. Mrs. Cordiner once more
opened heart and hand to the dam
sels, the date being St. Valentine's
day. and the immediate occasion of
the meeting the presence of one
member who is here only for the
winterMrs. Emma Soule. Other
guests were Mesdames Etta Libby,
Angie Eigelow and Alzada Hatch.
The table was spread for twelve
and the companj found their respec
tive stations by means of prettj lit
tle valentines, a fitting index to the
dainty repast provided by the
The evening was spent as usual in
"dolce far niente" and the living
over of days long past, but there was
a pleasant feature of the occasion
which came as a genuine surprise.
This was a bunch of valentines from
the victim of the November "apron
shower" and, when opened, these
proved to be real pictures framed
and ready for hanging.
One of the pleasantest gatherings
of the series is reported by all who
were so fortunate as to be present
upon this, the first meeting of the
"year 1913.
The Approaching Village-Election.
Already considerable interest is
being manifested by our citizens in
the approaching village election.
The village is heavily in debt and
the question that vitally concerns
every taxpayer is, have the affairs of
the village been faithfully and
economically administered during
the past twelve months? If so then
the sensible thing to do is to con
tinue the present village officers in
office for another year. If, on the
other hand, no substantial reduction
in the village indebtedness has been
effected during the jear, then a
change in the officers may be desira
ble. The annual financial statement
of the village will tell the tale.
Krieg Wins the Match.
Tommy Krieg downed Jimmy
Potts in a wrestling match at the
armory on Monday evening. Krieg
won the first round in 20 minutes by
a scissors hold and the third in 25
minutes by an English cross hold.
Potts won the second fall when
Krieg vvas off his guard. The match
showed that the men are both
skilled wrestlers. Preliminaries in
the shape of a boxing match and a
wrestling contest were pulled off by
high school students, and at the close
of the principal match Krieg and
Potts gave an exhibition boxing
match of four rounds which was par
ticularly interestiang.
Shower on Mr. and Mrs. Shockley.
A number of the ladies of the vil
lage gave a shower on Sheriff and
Mrs. Shockley at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Caley on Satur
day evening and presented them with
a considerable quantity of furniture,
crockery, silverware, table linen, etc.
The presentation was made to show
the kindly spirit which exists for
Mr. and Mrs. Shockley, who recently
lost all their possessions by fire. Sev
eral Milaca ladies also contributed
toward the shower.
Sheriff and Mrs. Shockley and fam
ily wish to sincerely thank those who
so kindly remembered them upon
this occasion.
Elmer Normandie of Greenbush is
at the hospital suffering from ap
pendicitis in an acute form.
Ed Bergren of Wyanett was oper
ated upon Saturday for acute ap
pendicitis and is doing nicely.
Myron Walker of Miles City, Mont.,
underwent an operation for appen
dicitis on Monday. The patient is
DEATHSOFTHEWEEK Samuel Hulet Dies at His Home In
Princeton Following an Ill-
ness of Four Years.
Mrs. Ingrid Torell of Wyanett and
firs. Anna M. Little of Anoka
Also Called by Death.
Samuel W. Hulet died at his home
in this village on Sunday, February
16, from tubeiculosis, aged 53 years.
He had suffered from the disease for
four jears.
Euneral services were held at the
family residence on Monday after-
noo^atl:30 o'clock, Rev. Emerson
Service officiatinc- There was a
large gathering of friends and neigh
bors at the obsequies and the Meth
odist quartet rendered three selec
tions. The remains were conveyed
to Baldwin and interred in the ceme
tery at that place.
Samuel W. Hulet was born in
Princeton and lived here until his
death. For a number of years he
worked for the Great Northern road
as a section hand. He is survived
by his mother, a sister who lives in
St Cloud, and a brother, Homer,
who resides with his mother in
2 Mrs. Ingrid Torell.
Mrs! Ingrid Torell died at her
hc|ne in Wyanett on Saturday, Feb
ruary 1, at 4:30 a.m., from cancer
of jtlie stomach, from which she had
suffered for a long period of time.
Funeral services were held at the
Baptist church, Wyanett, yesterday
afternoon and were conducted by
Rev. Larson. The interment was in
Oak Grove cemeterj, Wyanett.
Mrs. Torell was born at Harjodal
en, Jemtland, Sweden, on February
16, 18q3, and was married to John
Torell in Sweden on October 16,
1882. With her husband, she came
to the United States in 1890 and set
tled on a farm in Wyanett, where she
contin|ied to reside until called by
death.S She is survived by her hus
band, and six childern. The children
are Peter, Carl, Ida, Conrad, Edna
and Theodore. She also leaves one
sisterT Mrs. O. D. Orne, of the town
of Princeton.
Mrs. Torrell was a woman beloved
by all who knew her.
Mrs. Anna M. Little.
The following obituary of Mrs.
Little, sister of Wesley Page of
Princeton, is from Tuesday's Anoka
Mrs. Anna May Little died at her
home in Anoka last Thursday after
an illness dating back about ten
years. Ulcers of the stomach were
the cause.
Deceased was born 84 years ago
next July at Orono, Maine. She
was married in 1865 and came to
Anoka to reside 31 years ago last
September. Her husband died eight
years ago next May.
She is survived by a son, William
E. Little of Motley, Minn. a grand
son, Archie Little of Anoka two
brothers, Wesley Page of Princeton
and Harrison Page, and a sister,
Emilj, of Bangor, Maine.
The funeral was held Sunday after
noon from the Methodist church and
was well attended. Dr. E. C. Horn
of Minneapolis officiated. The ladies
of the G. A. R. had charge of the
service at the church and the Re
bekahs at the grave. She was a
member of both orders, a kind heart
ed woman, respected by all who
knew her.
A Practical Organization.
It is a pleasure to learn of the or
ganization of the West Central Min
nesota Development association on a
basis of practical profit to the" terri
tory it aims to serve. This associa
tion has tne go-it-alone spirit. I
does not want to lean on the state,
unless and until it shows that its
members have had the faith to put
up their own money, and have dem
onstrated the practicability of its
This association is doing things,
not merely talking about them. Its
plan of organization is widely copied
in other states because of two facts
one, that it excludes politics the
other, that it maintains a minimum
scale of dues. These two facts insure
the stability and usefulness of the
tVest Central Minnesota is practi
cally out of the colony business. Its
problem now is to keep its own boys
on the farm, and to bring in new
settlers to develop farms still to be
had. The first problem puzzles the
best wits. I runs counter to the
yearning of the American boy to do
something different from what the
father did. I can be solved only on
evolutionary lines. Natural selection
of those boys who are adapted to
farm life is the first consideration.
There is, after that, the development
of the profits of the farm to a point
where they will be attractive, and
there is, third, the improvement of
home life to the point where its joys
will eclipse its hardships and smother
the wish for change.
The West Central Development
association is attacking these prob
lems in a practical way that promises
much for a magnificent region in
cluding eighteen of the best counties
in Minnesota.Minneapolis Journal.
The West Central Development as
sociation concluded a three days'
convention at Graceville last Friday
and the best of results should follow
the work performed.
House Members Honor R. C. Dunn.
The following excerpt from the
Minneapolis Journal tells in brief
the story of a surprise which was
sprung on R. C. Dunn by his fellow
members of the house of representa
tives last Friday morning:
"In commemoration of R. C.
Dunn's birthday and twenty-sixth
wedding anniversary, the house took
a recess at 10:15 a. m. while C. N.
Orr, on behalf of the house, present
ed the veteran with a handsome silver
service and a widespreading bouquet.
The service consisted of a coffee urn
percolator and salver and cost nearly
$200. Mr. Dunn today is 58 years of
age. For once Mr. Dunn was speech
less and about all he could say in ap
preciation of the gift was, 'God bless
you: God bless you all.'
Birthday Party.
Mis. Millard Howard celebrated
her birthday anniversary on Tuesday
by entertaining the following ladies:
Mesdames J. Zimmerman, L. Chap
man, E. Hayes, F. Neely, H. Nel
son, C. McMinn, B. Howard, S.
Hatcher, N. Wylie and V. Wedg
wood. The dining room decorations
were of red and white crepe paper
and cut flowers. Mrs. Howard
served dainty rerfeshments and was
presented with many pretty tokens
of remembrance, among them a
beavitlful silver cold-meat fork.
That Hassenpfeffer Feast.
Wilson Foote says that his has
senpfeffer feast will not materialize
until he hears from an old friend in
Germany, to whom he has written
for a recipe which will guide him in
preparing the dish. This friend is
the kaiser's chef, and the kaiser is
very fond of hassenpfeffer, so Mr.
Foote expects to be able to serve a
royal dish with Teutonic embellish
ments. In the meantime the jacks
will remain frozen in the woodshed.
Diaz Forces Victorious.
Francisco I. Madero, president of
the Mexican republic, has been
forced to surrender bj General "Diaz'
forces and made a prisoner, and Gus
tavo Madero, the deposed president's
brother, was dragged from jail and
executed. According to United Press
dispatches General Felix Diaz has
been proclaimed provisional presi
dent of Mexico while Associated
Press dispatches say that General
Huerta has been chosen.
In Justice Court.
Henry Erickson and John Briggs
were brought before Justice Norton
on Tuesday morning charged with
drunkenness. Erickson's face was
badly discolored when he appeared in
court. Both defendants pleaded
guilty and were each fined five dol
lars and costs. As an outcome of
the case Marshal Post was deprived
of his star and the village president,
R. D. Byers, appointed Oscar Stark
to succeed him.
Live Stock Value in State.
The wealth represented by the val
ue of farmers of live stock on the
farms of Minnesota has reached new
record figures, raising from $172,197,-
000 to $199,582,000 in one year. Yet
the actual number of animals is less
by 4,000, and, except for milk cows,
of which the number has increased,
the valuation advances are due
principally to the higher cost of liv
Home Comforts.
It is the common idea that country
life is isolated, but since the advent
of better roads, telephones and free
delivery of mail, nothing could be
farther from the truth. Social in
tercourse is often more restricted in
the city than in the country, the
city woman often not knowing even
her next-door neighbor.
The real secret in bettering coun
try life and building up country soci
abliity is to give woman a better
chance. She is now too much of a
household slave and drudge. When
her old-fashioned household methods
are replaced by modern conveniences
and the home fitted up with a few
of the comforts which are necessities
in the city, then country home life
will no longer be barren or isolated.
Man's labor is lessened by many
modern tools and appliances, while
the woman often still works with
her primitive methods. The im
provements should go on in the home
as well as in the barn and field. But
the woman must take the initiative.
She should figure up the costs, make
her plans and present them as a dec
laration of independence, if need be.
Jury List.
Following is a list of the grand
and petit jurors drawn to serve at
the general April, 1913, term of the
district court to be held in Prince
ton, Mille Lacs county:
August Henschel Princeton
J. H. Hill Princeton.
James Saxon Princeton
Henry Kuhn Princeton
Elmer E. Whitney Princeton Vil.
M. L. Wheeler Princeton Vil.
Edmund Young Princeton Vil.
August Lindstrom Greenbush
Nels M. Peterson Borgholm
C. P. Johnson Bogus Brook
Peter Larson Hayland
Ole G. Bruflodt Page
G. H. Onstad Page
John E. Moore Milaca Vil.
Martin Sorenson Milaca Vil.
Simon Kasper Milaca
Ernest Johnson Milo
F. W. Bartelt Milo
H. M. Lockwood Foreston Vil.
W. W. Britton Kathio
Herman Erickson Onamia
John Bezanson Wahkon
Harry Elgren East Side
Fred Scalberg Princeton Vil.
H. L. Cowles Princeton Vil.
Phillip Devlin Princeton Vil.
Nick Essig Princeton
Fred Wesloh Greenbush
T. W. Normandin Greenbush
Olof Olson Greenbush
Noah Johnson Borgholm
Emil Nelson Bogus Brook
August Anderson Bogus Brook
Charles Wills Hayland
-Erick Williams Page
John A. Petterson Page
Albert Swanson Page
Elmer Garner Milaca Vil.
N. R. Hanson Milaca Vil.
William McLaren Milaca Vil.
O. H. Helmen Milaca
L. Philips Milaca
M. E. Blakeley Milo
Gust Stark Milo
William De Hart Foreston Vil.
Henry Cremers, Onamia
Charles Malone Isle Harbor
Tramway Built by W. L. Hatch Burns.
A letter from Guy Cordiner, who
is now located at Juneau, Alaska, to
his mother in Princeton contained
the following newspaper clipping:
"A dispatch from Cordova, dated
January 28, leads as follows: The
loading station at the Bonanza mine
caught fire from an overheated stove,
destrojing the building and putting
the tramway out of business. The
tram with ten towers which support
ed it became loosened by the burning
of one of the towers and the whole
system crashed into the gulch below,
where it is now piled up in broken
confusion. The tram alone cost
thirty-five thousand dollars and the
loss, which includes the buildings
and'con tents, is not less than fifty
thousand dollars. Until the tram is
rebuilt there can be no more ship
ments of copper ore from the famous
Bonanza mine."
This story is of local interest from
the fact that W. L. Hatch of Prince
ton was the superintendent of con
struction on the tram and that Guy
Cordiner was also emplojed on the
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining un
claimed at the postoffice at Prince
ton on February 17: Thomas Shiells
(foreign), Mrs. Addie Anderson, Mr.
Carl M. Sholin, Mrs. Margaret Guet,
Mr. Jim Clancy, Miss Olga Edman,
Mrs. Hausing Davis. Please call
for advertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, P. M.
$100 Reward.
A reward of $100 is hereby offered
for the arrest and conviction, for
information leading to the arrest
and conviction of any person scatter
ing or throwing out poison or poi
soned bread, meat or. other food in
the village of Princeton.
Princeton Gun Club.
Piano Tuning.
F. W. Merrill of Stillwater will be
in Princeton the week of February
24. Persons desiring pianos tuned
should leave orders at Ewings' music
store. 9-ltc

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