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Doesn't Pass Senate Amendment to
Reapportionment Bill.
Those Chargen of Bad Faith—
mittee Says Its Prouilae Wa*
Conditional* -
The conference committee on the Somer
vllle amendment to the reapportlonment
bill, which was appointed to-day has
agreed not to meet till Tuesday when the
members of both bouses will have plenty
of time to get back from their Sunday vis
its home. While Messrs. Somerville and
Larson are keeping a stiff upper lip The
Journal is able to state positively that
they are beaten, and that eventually the
senate will yield and withdraw its amend
ment. Reapportlonment will then be set
tled just as the committee settled it.
Reapportionment is still tied up. Wheu
the message from the senate annoum-lng
«v amendment to the bill, was read in the
hou»e this morning, Chairman Anderson
moved that the house do not concur, and
that a committee of conference be ap
pointed. This was opposed by Larson,
who urged that by concurrence the mat
ter Would be settled once for all.
But the members of the reapportionment
committee had their back up, and they
lined up their forces for the motion of
Eonconourrence. Part of the second dis
trict went with them, and the seventh
was solid. What beat Larson, however,
was the vote of his old allies from Hen-
vl n\ li^ r tßtvv
Senator Lord of Dodge and Senator Young of
Swift holding a. "knocking" convention of
nepia. He had deserted them, and in his
hour of need they voted solidly not to con
cur, ia order to block the reapportionnient
bill &j long as possible. The vote stood
56 to 40.
Conference Committee*.
Speaker Dowling appointed Messrs.
Anderson, Jacobson and Bean as the house
committee. All are opposed to the
Senator Stockton, presiding in the sen
ate, appointed Senators Lord. Shell and
McGiU as the senate committee, and it is
understood that they will unanimously
sutain the senate in the Somerville
Bad Blood Shows.
There is bad blood between Larson and
the members of the reapportionment
committee. In The Journal yester
day Larson accused the committee and
Chairman Anderson of going back on an
agreement made with him. The com
mittee and Mr. Anderson say, on the
other hand, that the agreement was con
On the part of the committee it was
stated that the amendment restoring Red
wood to the second and Waseea to the
first district would be agreed to if the con
sent -of the second and seventh districts
could be had. Those districts were vitally
interested In the changes suggested, and
the committee did not feel at liberty to
act without their approbation.
"Protests were received from the sec
ond and seventh district members," said
Mr. Anderson, "and that interposed an
effectual bar to any such understand
ing as had been tentatively arranged.
The men in charge of Redwood county's
interests were so notified, and it cannot
be said that when the discussion of the
bill was taken up they were unprepared
for the hostile demonstration against the
Mr. I.a moil Explains.
Mr. Larson explained that in the lan
guage he used yesterday in analyzing the
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position of the committee It was not his
intention to impugn the good faith of any
of his fellow members. Strong language
might have been indulged in. but the
provocation was great, he said. He op
posed the acceptance of any such propo
sition as that urged by the committee on
the ground that the house was qualified
and competent to pass upon every question
Corrupt Practices Act Dlacnued,
Most of the business of the house to-day
was transacted under the head of motions.
Mr. Roberts had H. P. 218, the Wells bill,
repealing the corrupt practices act, taken
up. He suggested indefinite postpone
ment, and this precipitated a lively de
bate. Mr.Jackson charged the present law
with fostering a disregard for the truth.
Mr. Sweet declared that if perjury flour
ished grand juries should be urged to do
their duty. Mr. Mallory said a repeal
might reflect upon members of the house;
Mr. Sageng maintained that even if the
present act was a travesty on justice, it
should be cherished until replaced by a
better. The house by a good majority
sustained him and the repeal bill was in
definitely postponed.
The bill by Senator Smith, providing
seed grain loans for farmers was passed
under suspension of the rules.
Shortly before 1 o'clock the house took
a recess until 2.
The railroad and warehouse commission
by the Wilder bill is made the appointing
authority in the case of the Minneapolis
and Duluth Board of appeals. There will
probably be a strong sentiment against
such a change as is proposed in this
\ev» Hoose Bills.
H. F. 467, Rich—To amend chapter 132,
General Laws of 1899, being an act en
titled "An act authorizing appropriations
by board of county commissioners for
public improvements in, on or about
navigable lakes, in counties having a
population of not less than 150,000 and
not more than 210,000 inhabitants."
Ramsey delegation.
H. F. 468, Haugland (by request)—To
amend section 677 of the General Statutes
for 1894, relating to offices for county
officers. Towns and counties.
H. F. 465*. Haugland (by request)— For
an act to amend sections 830, 832 and 836
of General Statutes for 1894, relating to
county surveyors. To the committee on
Towns and Counties.
H. F. 470. Haugland (by request)—An
act to amend section 697 of the General
Statutes for 185*4, relating to re-establish
ing section and meander posU. Towns and
H. F. 471. Haugland—An act td expedite
and regulate the trial of certain cases.
H. P. 472, Lee—An act relating to the
state asylums for the insane, and provid
ing for additional building. Appropria
H. F. 473. Jackson—An act to legalize
and make valid the incorporation of
church societies in certain cases. Judi
H. F. 474, Neubauer—An act entitled an
act authorizing guardians to lease real
estate belonging to their wards for terms
not exceeding five years. Judiciary.
H. P. 475, Bush —An act to set apart and
appropriate certain tax title lands for
state forestry purposes, and to provide
for quieting the title thereto in the state,
and to appropriate money for the expense
thereof. Judiciary.
H. F. 476, Sweet (by request)—An act
legalizing certain mortgage foreclosure
sales heretofore made. Judiciary.
H. F. 477, Nichols —An act authorizing
all villages incorporated under the Gen
eral Laws of this state, and all cities
having a population of not more than
10,000, incorporated under the General
Laws of this state, to construct and re
build sidewalks and sewers, and to as
sess the benefits thereof upon the land
fronting said walks or sewers, to make
such assessments payable in three annual
installments, with interest, and autHor
izing such village or city to issue orders
therefor, and to repeal chapter 49, Gen
eral Laws of 1899. Municipal Legislation.
H. F. 478, Wilder—An act to amend
chapter 199 of the General Laws of 1899
relating to establishing of a board of ap
peals for the inspection of grain and pre
scribing its duties. Grain and Ware
H. F. 479, Wilder (by request)—An act
to amend section 2 of chapter 245, Gen
eral Laws of 1899, entitled "An act to
Senator and ex-Governor A. R. McGill won
ders why members of the legislature get
co many begging letters.
amend chapter 7 of the General Laws of
1899, an act entitled An act in relation
to the manufacture and sale of baking
powders, sugars and syrups, vinegars,
lard, spirituous and malt liquors, to pre
vent fraud and to preserve the public
health,' as amended by chapter 119, Gen
eral Laws of 1891." Public Health, Dairy
and Food Products.
H. F. 480. Deming (by request)—An act
to provide the better regulation of li
censed saloons and bar-rooms with re
spect to furniture used in serving meals
and lunches. Temperance.
The Requirements of the Hanghland
Railroad Bill.
A new chapter in the history of the rail
road legislation of the state is opened by
the Haugland bill. It proposes that when
ever there shall have been made a com
plaint before the railroad and warehouse
commission against a common carrier a
district judge shall be notified of the hear
ing and shall attend for the purpose of
taking a judicial action and passing upon
any questions of law which may be
raised. Where there is a trial in the dis
trict court of any question involved in
the judgment of the railroad and ware
house commission or its enforcement, the
record taken by the district judge is made
conclusive, and all questions of law which
may be raised are limited to those which
were brought before the railroad and
warehouse commission. The same applies
to objections.
Mr. Deming by request has introduced
an anti-free lunch bill.
Midi. \|»|toliilN a * oiuniissiou.
The Minnesota members of the joint
commission to consider the question of
vessel taxation have been notified that
Michigan has appointed a commission to
act with Wisconsin and Minnesota. '
The Movement for a Davis Statue
at the National Capital.
Mail) Feel They Will Have to Op
pose It If a Vote la
The movement by Senator Hf>rton for
placing a statue of Cushman K. Davis
in the national statuary hall in the capi
tol as Washington was prematurely start
ed. Most of the senators regret that It
has progressed so far as the introduction
of a bill appropriating money for the pur
po&e. They feel that if the bill comes to
a vote they will be obliged, t*hough most
unwillingly, to vote against it. It is not
that they are unfriendly to the late states
man, nor that they are inclined to belittle
him or deny his great services or his
commanding ability, nor is there any sen
timent thai some one else should be bo
honored now. As a matter of fact, if it
should be necessary for Minnesota to
make a selection at this time to fill the
place allotted to her,in the national stat
uary hall, the unanimous choice of the
Minnesota senate and' house would fall
on the one whose recent death was so
serious a blow to the country and the
jlJlKfc Y*^ IJIB
Senator P. Fitzpatrick of Winona oounty en
deavoring to explain what a figure Is cut
by the democratic members of the
portionment committee.
commonwealth. But there is a feeling
that the time has not come to make a se
lection. Valuable though Senator Davis'
services have been and high though he
may have risen, some day a son of Min
nesota may mount higher and achieve
more signal success.
The matter is now in the hands of
Senators McGill, Wilson and Schaller, to
whom it has been specially referred.
More Money for Buffalo.
Senator Potter made a strong plea for an
appropriation for Minnesota's display at
the Pan-American exposition larger than
that allowed by the house of representa
tives. He declared that $20,000 was whol
ly inadequate for such a display as Min
nesota ought to make. The dairy inter
ests alone should have at least $5,000 and
the legislature should not think of voting
less than $40,000, he said.
Senator Knatvold explained that while
the senate was probably willing to ap
propriate a much larger sum, it would be
impossible for an increased sum to pass
the gauntlet of the lower house, and on
the theory that $20,000 was much better
than nothing, the house bill was passed.
Paitited a Bill Twice.
A second passage of Senator Wilson's
bill requiring decisions by courts within a
specified time after trials was made nec
essary by a "house" amendment. The
senate bill directs courts to file decisions
within four months, but the house ex
tended this period another month and to
make it a law the senate had to repase
its bill.
Seed Grain Loam,
Farmers who suffered the loss of their
crops last year by drouth or flood will be
allowed to borrow money from the state
at 4 per cent interest in order to purchase
seed grain. The senate this morning ap
propriated $75,000 to create a fund for such
BankH Must Incorporate.
Individuate and corporations masquer
ading under the guise of savings banks
without being incorporated for the pur
pose, will run against a bad snag when the
bill which Senator J. D. Jones introduced
this morning becomes a law. The bill ex
acts a fine of $100 under such circum
stances, the fine to be turned into the
county poor funds.
More Power for City Court*.
Municipal court Judges have at present
no authority to direct verdicts or order
judgments in spite of jury verdicts such
as district courts have. To place both
courts on an equality in these matters
Senator Baldwin offered a bill. He also
put in a bill authorizing another "for
feited tax" sale in the counties which took
advantage of the law of 1897, relating to
delinquent taxes, which has been de
clared unconstitutional by the supreme
court. Several of the counties in the
northern *part of the state are left by
this decision with a large amount of land
in their possession, and the measure is
offered in order to give them an oppor
tunity to dispose of their holdings.
Pauper Expenses.
Senator Ryder offered a measure to re
lieve towns and villages of the expense of
caring for nonresident paupers who I may
fall sick or be injured within the con
fines of such towns or -villages. The ex
pense is to be borne by the county.
Ox-Eyed Daisy Mast Go.
Xo pity was shown to the white ox-eyed
daisy, when the bill providing for its ex
termination was considered by the senate
in committee of the whole, and the bill
was recommended for passage.
Favorable Action on These.
Senator Potter, who was in the chair
secured favorable action on the follow
ing measures:
S. F. 67, Snyder—Relating -to building, loans
and savings associations.
H. F. 146, Swanson—Relating to the cor
porate existence of corporations.
S. F. 106. Jones, J. D.—Relating to min
erals found on state lands.
H. F. 210, Roberts—Preventing the improper
use of Loyal Legion and Grand Army in
signia or badges.
S. F. 56, Wilson—Conveying certain land*
from the soldiers' home to the United States
for lock and dam purposes.
S. F. 107, Barker—Relating to deeds of
S. F. 2«8, Baldwin—Relating to sheriffs'
certificates. •
S. F. 281, Reeves—Relating to town insur
ance companies.
H. F. 281, O'Neill—Extending the boundary
line of Itasca state park.
S. F. 289, Lord—Relating to the probate of
foreign wills.
S. F. 275, Lord—Relating to the execution
of wills.
S. F. 238, Wilson—Relating to the return of
fugitives from justice.
S. F. 245. Thompson—Providing for addi
tional compensation for county treasurers
S. F. 283, McGill—Reimbursing B. S. Russell
as harbor commissioner.
Bills Pa« Ned.
The bills passed to-day are the follow
H. F. 424—Appropriating $20,000 for a
Minnesota exhibit at the Pan-American
Exposition at Buffalo.
S. F. S3, Smith. J. H.—Appropriating
$75,000 for seed grain loans to farmers
whose crops were destroyed by drought or
Hood in 1900 and providing for repayment.
S. F. 121—Relating to decisions of courts.
Repassed *as amended by house.
S. F. 98.
\e\v Senate HilU.
S. F. 338, Knatvold—To extend and main
tain the Farmer's Institutes in the state of
Minnesota, repealing sections 3,877 to 3,888
inclusive, statutes of 1894. Agriculture.
•S. F. 330, Ryder by request—To prevent
prize fighting and to legalize sparring ex
hibitions in certain cases. Judiciary.
S. F. 340, Ives—To amend section 252,
chapter 46, laws of 1889 as amended by
chapter 27, laws of 1899, relating to ap
peals from probate court. Judiciary.
S. F. 341, Slvrlght—To prohibit the chew
ing of gum while delivering a public
speecL in the legislative halls of Minne
sota, and to provide penalties therefore.
Mr. Sivright.
S. F. 342. Schaller—To amend sections
3,296 and 3.297, title 6. chapter 34, statutes
of 1894, relating to insurance associations.
S. F. 343, Benedict—To amend section 1.
chapter 239, laws of 1897, to permit voters
In any township to hold their elections
within an Incorporated village when vil
lage is in said town. Elections.
S. F. 344, Baldwin—Authorizing munici
pal courts to direct judgments to be en
tered in certain eases. Instead of granting
a motion for a new trial. Judiciary.
S. F. 345, Hawkins—Relating to the de
posit of public funds. Judiciary.
S. F. 346, Jones, J. D. —To prohibit per
sons and corporations' other than savings
banks to assume the name of savings
banks or savings associations or to adver
tise as such. Judiciary.
S. F. 347, Baldwin—To enforce the pay
ment of taxes now remaining delinquent
and unsatisfied for 1895 and prior years.
S, F. 348, Ryder—To provide for the aid
of non-resident paupers. Towns and
Railroad Attorney* and Jacobson
'!'u Ik to i«\ Committee.
C. W. Bunn, general counsel for the
Northern Pacific, and M. D. Grover, gen
eral counsel for the Great Northern, last
evening addressed the house committee on
taxes and tax laws in opposition to the
Jacobson gross earnings bill. They were
followed by the author of the bill, who pre
sented arguments in favor of the measure.
Mr. Bunn said the action proposed was
not valid, fair nor right. The act could
not apply to the railroads working under
territorial charters, which had imposed a
3 per cent tax which had been declared by
the courts a perpetual contract. This could
not be annulled without the consent of the
railroads, he asserted. The tax already
paid, he held, was high in proportion to
that paid in other states, in proportion to
the amount of gross earnings, pointing out
that the Baltimore & Ohio pays 1.64 per
cent, the eastern division of the Pennsyl
vania 1.35, and the Erie 2.60 and that the
railroads in this state also pay local taxes
on personal property, so that in the aggre
gate they pay now more than 3 per cent.
Mr. Urover'H Views.
Mr. Grover reaffirmed the argument as
to the invalidity of the law, and cited le
gal authorities. He also declared that the
roads here were paying a larger proportion
than in other states. He said that if the
mileage taxation of Illinois were applied
to the roads of Minnesota, the state would
have received $200,000 less last year than
it did. The rate of earnings per ton per
mile last year in Minnesota was only 1
cent. Mr. Grover urged that if the rate
were not raised, the roads and the state
would have greater income in the future,
aS the earnings are increasing so that in
ten years the 3 per cent tax will yield
over $2,000,000 annually. Mr. Grover fur
ther alleged that the state was collecting
taxes from interstate as well as from state
traffic and that the vast oriental trade
which is just beginning to go by the north
ern lines would greatly swell the amount
of taxes realized.
Jacob mo ii <Repli«ii.
Representative Jacobson thanked the at
torneys for having presented their side of
the case in a manner intelligible to a
layman. He maintained, however, that
their position would not be sustained by
the courts, in view of the decision in the
Anderson case. They had formerly ar
gued on constitutional grounds, and the
courts had ruled against them. He be
lieved their new arguments no better than
the old. He said the bill was only asking
that the companies assume their just share
of the burden of taxation; the only fault
with the bill was that the rate should be
made 5% per cent instead of 4, and he
cited statistics to show that at the former
rate the railroads would only be on a par
with other taxpayers. He declared that
now was the time to settle the question.
The committee adjourned without taking
Governor Haa Signed Seven More
Legislative Act*.
Governor Van Sant has signed the fol
lowing bills:
S. F. 15—To amend section 5400, general
statutes of 1894, relating to bills of excep
tions. H
is. F. 28—To amend section 5195 of the gen
eral statutes of 1894, relating to notices to be
contained in summons.
S. F. 37—To amend section 4510, general
statutes of 1894, relating to notice to cred
8. F. 100—To amend chapter 339, general
laws of 1899, an act authorizing county com
missioners to appropriate money for the erec
tion of monuments aud memorial halls lo
uniou soldiers.
H. F. 25—To amend section 51i:i, general
statutes, relating to appeals.
H. F. 43—To amend chapter 345, general
laws of 1899, providing for free tuition in the
state university for veterans of the Spanish
H. F. 320—A joint memorial and resolution
to congress, relating to the construction of
federal buildings in second-class postoffice
Two Medical BilU Meet Their Fate
in the Senate.
Both of the big medical bills —Senator
Jepson's, creating a general state exam
ining board of twelve members, and Sen
ator Horton's, giving the osteopaths their
own examining board —were ruthlessly
killed by the senate yesterday afternoon.
Apparently they were talked to death.
Certain it is that those who were not par
ticularly interested in either measure were
weary of the debate long before it ended
; and were so confused by the numerous
amendments and filibustering motions of
fered that, when Senator Johnson moved
to strike out the enacting clause in each
bill, it was quickly passed. The bills are
now virtually dead and the relations be
tween the sick and suffering and the allo
paths, homeopaths and osteopaths will
continue to remain the Bame as they have
I for some years past.
\v Hiit» the Board of Correction* and
Charities Retained.
H. H. Hart, general secretary of the
national conference of corrections and
charities, has written a letter to Chairman
Torson of the joint committee in charge of
the board of control Dili. Mr. Hart was
for fifteen years secretary of the Minne
sota board of corrections and charities, and
he argues earnestly against the abolition
of that board. His points are as follows:
Minnesota institutions, with one or two ex
ceptions, have never been in politics, while
in Nebraska, South Dakota and Kansas, un
der state boards of control, politics has dom
inated the management of state institutions.
Through the policy of the Minnesota board,
the account* of state institutions have been
unified, the care of the insane has been
brought under a single board, and many other
improvements have been made. There can
be some financial advantage gained by unify
ing purchases, but that point has been great
ly exaggerated.
The present Minnesota system Is a com
promise between the separate board system
and the board of control, and this could be
further carried out by reducing the number
.of boards to five, in charge of the thirteen
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The important work of the board of correc
tions and charities is supervision of jails,
almshouses. hospitals, outdoor relief, care
of dependent children, etc. If a board of con
trol is created, the board of corrections and
charities should be retained for such work.
Bill to Repeal the Corrupt Prac-
tices Act.
There seemed to be a question of senti
ment yesterday afternoon whether or not
it would be wise to repeal the Wells bill,
striking the corrupt practice act oft the
statute books. Mr. Roberts and Mr.
Sagend filed emphatic protests. The for
mer declared that if nothing else was ac
complished, Che bill protected candidates
from grafters. Other members were out
spoken in pronouncing the act a "dead
letter," and Mr. Umland declared his con
stituents would be glad to see the law re
pealed. The committee of the whole rec
ommended the bill for passage, but when
the committee arose, the house was asked
to take independent action. Before the
vote could be ordered, Mr. Jackson moved
a call of the house. It developed that
there were were thirty members absent
and rather than wait while these were
summoned Mr. Roberts consented to a
truce. The bill was laid on the table and
will be taken up in the near future.
The Nichols bill, taxing express com
panies, was given favorable recommenda
tion by the committee of the whole, but
subsequently on motion of Mr. Layborn.
wag practically recommended to general
orders by a motion 'or progress. There
was an attempt during the afternoon to
have the senate amendments of the house
reapportionment bill considered, but they
failed because of the inability of Mr. Lar
son to persuade the required majority to
support a suspension of the rules.
Bills passed during the afternoon were:
■ S. F. 98— To authorize the city or common
council of cities of over 50,000 inhabitants to
issue bonds for bridge construction and repair
•work, Senator Jepson's bill to provide for a
North Minneapolis bridge; Mr. Sweet's bill
to establish a uniform system of accounting
in the state institutions; Mr. Nichols', bill
relating to the care of city and village prison
ers;' Mr. Jepson's bill for a commission to
! determine the position of Minnesota troops at
| the siege of Vicksburg; Mr. Dorsey's bill to
j provide for the preparation of a history of
the- Minnesota troops in the Spanish-American
war: Mr. Roberts' bill to preserve the orig
inal records of the civil war now in the ad
jutant general's office; J. A. r Peterson's bill
to provide for the taxation and collection of
taxes on telegraph companies. .
Opposing Hills to Be Dtitpoaed Of
b>- the House.
The legislature will in a few days either
create a state highway commission, in ac
cordance > with : the constitutional amend
ments of 1897, or submit to the people a
proposition to strike that amendment from
the constitution. As it now stands the
state road and bridge fund cannot be
touched, as the constitution . requires it to
be disbursed by a state: highway commis
sion, and the legislature has so far failed
to create such a commission. Representa
tive Pennington has introduced a bill, H.
F. 353, doing away with the commission by
abolishing the constitutional amendment.
The contrarY proposition was placed before
the house this afternoon when Representa
tive Johnson of Hennepin introduced a bill
to create the commission. - it has been
agreed that the committee on roads and
bridges shall report both bills to .the house
and they will . go on general orders to
gether so that the house may take its
, choice.
Under the terms of Mr. Johnsons bill
three commissioners are to be appointed
by the governor, to serve without compen
sation. They are to have a secretary at
$1,200 a year, and an office at the capitol,
and they are to have general supervision
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of state roads and bridges. An additional
levy of one-twentieth of a mill is to be
turned over to the road and bridge fund.
Through the commission, counties, cities
of less than 5,000 inhabitants, towns and
villages may apply for state aid for roads
and bridges. Two-thirds of the fund must
be used for roads and one-third for
bridges. No county may receive less than
one half of one per cent of the fund or
more than 3 per cent. Cities and towns,
coming under the provisions of the act,
may appropriate money for the improve
ment of roads anywhere within six miles
of their corporate limits.
The Johnson bill will be supported by
the friends of the good roads movement;
but It is opposed by a great many country
members, who will support the Pennington
bill. " 2"
Senate Committee Says Make It a
Terminal— Favored Bills.
Willmar has been recommended as a
terminal point for the weighing and in
I spectlon of grain by the senate grain and
warehouse committee.
Senator Schaller's bill, appropriating
$200,000 for new buildings at the Anoka
and Hastings insane hospitals, was favora
bly acted upon this afternoon by the sen
ate committee on hospitals for the insane.
Senator Stock well's bill, providing for
detention hospitals for insane patients, in
cities of over 50,000 inhabitants, was se
i lected for indefinite postponement.
No More Argiiments on the Gross
Earning;* Bill.
There will be no further hearing on the
gross earnings bill. Briefs will be sub
' mitted by the attorneys for the railroad
companies Monday, and the committee
on taxes will take action on the bill next
Tuesday or Wednesday.
Primary Election Bills.
Monday afternoon will be a field day in
the house. The two primary election
bills come up then as a special order.
Sentiment in St. Paul is strongly in favor
of the adoption of some primary election
measure, and many country members are
anxious to see it applied to the entire
state. If it does not have a majority of
the country members, the Minneapolis
system or something like it will be ex
tended to St. Paul and probably to Du
Bill for Sparring? Matches.
I Just before the adjournment of the senate
j yesterday afternoon. Senator Ryder Intro
! duced a bill prohibiting prize fights and legal
| tzing sparring matches and boxing bouts.
Some one' wanted to send the measure to
the committee on retrenchment and reform,
but Mr. Ryder did not see the joke, for he
insieted that the bill be referred to the ju
diciary committee. It will have fully as hard
sledding there as in the former committee,
and it is predicted that the bill will never
be reported out.
Special to The Journal.
Faribault, Minn., March 9. —There was a
special meeting of the city council last
evening to appoint the Judges for the
oity election. The contract for lighting
the city hall and other city buildings was
let to the Faribault Consolidated Gas and
Electric Light company.—Some one broke
into Harger's elevator, ransacked the
money drawer and endeavored to wrench
the hinges off the safe. A glass-cutter
had been used on the windows. Nothing
of value was obtained. —Several Faribault
people attended the wedding of Elmer
Carey and Mlsa Hattie Sweet at Med
ford. There was a dinner and dance
after the ceremony.—The trustees of the
M. E. church received checks yesterday
for $381.11 and $535.50 for insurance for
the late fire. There is still another in
stallment to be paid.
■ 1 — '
Corner First Are. N. and Fourth
National Biscuit Company.
15-17-19 Third St., Minneapolis. Mian
Manufacturers of Cracker* mad
Confectionery — Jobbers of
Nuts and Flrewmrks.
Manager—S. D. Works.
200-206 First Avenue S. . ■
Manufacturers •/
Leather Belting,
Rubber and Cotton Belting, Hose,
Packing, etc Jobbers of Mackin
toshes, Rubber Boots and i Shoes.
Drug Co.,
Sblpptr* of COAL,.
Wharves-Gladstone, Mich.; Duluth, Minn.
Offices— Minneapolis, 45 S. 4th Street; St Paul.
37 Robert Street.' Duluth, 303 W. Superior. ■
Smith & Wyman,
Doors, Sash, Blinds, etc.,
Specialties: Stair Work, Office Pitting* ma*
Interior Hardwood Finish.
Cor. 2dAv. S. and Bth St,
East Side, Minneapolis, Mian.
I Shines Silver . »
I Surprisingly. |j
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I Shines Silver ||
SILVER •> ,-».«■▼
Pl^Ct7?i(joH I
| l£il*f Oft*** poush I
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Ij Never Wears " |
Iggb Leading Grocer* sell it. m
jTj The Electro Silicon Co., SO Cliff «U., N. V., W
Special to The Journal,
lowa Falls, lowa, March 9.—The repub
licans of this senatorial district are
agreed to the renomination of Senator
Joseph Wallace of this county for a third
term. The district comprises the coun
ties of Wright, Hamilton and Hardin.
The republican primary election in rhia
county will be held in three weeks.
George F. Haynes of Steamboat Rock and
H. F. Martin of Eldora are out for treas
urer, Mrs. O. B. Chassell of Ellis and 3.
R. Fritz of Steamboat Rock for superin
tendent of schools, A. W. Mitterer of
Eldora and W. G. Gohring of this place
for sheriff and A. B. Baxter for super
visor. M. J. Furry of Alden for repre
sentative will be renominated without op
Special to The Journal.
Preston, Minn., March 9. —A great revi
val is sweeping over Preston. The opera
house is packed every night, and the
town is stirred as it has never been be
fore. Evangelist Shawhan is preaching
three times every day. This work is
largely the result of the deep plowing
by the pastors the past few months.
Special to The Journal.
Algona, lowa, March 9.—Clarence Robinson
was sentenced to seven years in the peniten
tiary for attempting to kill Fred Foster. Rob
inson pleaded guilty to the charge. He loved
Foster's wife. She was also engaged in tb«
plot and has pleaded guilty to the charge
of intent to commit murder.
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sJ OS I LI i FdV is the resuit °f
fiU*^" *■ ■ l*»ftSan unhealthy
M celebrated ** * W stomach.
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Malaria Fever

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