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ALL SPECIAL ELECTIONS MUST BE PRECEDED, AT LEAST ONE WEEK, BY PRIMARY. THREE SETTLEMENT BILLS Encouragement for Settlement of Northern Minnesota by Soldiers Is Purpose of All Three Measures Referendum Bill Introduced. St. Paul.Primary elections must be held at least seven days before special elections to fill vacancies, according to terms of a bill introduced, by Senator Charles R. Fowler and passed unani mously by the Senate as amended by the House." As originally drawn, the Senate bill provided for no primary, but 'amend ments offered in the House provided for the primary election, and rather than delay longer the special elec tions to fill vacancies caused by the deaths of Carlton L. Wallace and Harry P. Weis, 'members of the Sen ate concurred. A resolution memoralizing Congress to give all discharged soldiers three months' pay, passed in the House, was unanimously adopted by the sena tors, only those senators with sons or brothers in the service declining to vote. Three Settlement Bills. Three bills Were introduced in the Senate to encourage' settlement of Northern Minnesota lands by soldiers. One, introduced by Senator Fred Bes sette of Orr, would give clear title to their land to soldiers who had signed hom'estead contracts before their en listment, without further payment on their part. Another bill, also intro duced by Senator Bessette, would al low .settlers who occupy land owned by mining companies and leased to settlers for one year terms to hold such land for ten-year terms. Senator Adolph Larson of Sandstone, was au thor of a bill providing for an appro priation and investigation of the best methods for clearing cut-over land. An appropriation of $10T),000 was asked in a bill introduced by Senator Leonard Nord of International Falls, James Cumming of East Grand Forks, and Nels Hegnes of Argyle, for fur ther drainage of the Red Lake river to relieve the overflow from Red lake, which it is said is damaging adjoin ing farms. Cannot Slash Budgets. County boards of tax levy would be unable to cut a road and bridge budget submitted by the county commission ers to a figure below the proceeds from a 2-mill county tax under the terms of a bill introduced by Senator George Turnham of Minneapolis. Employment of deputy highway en gineers by the slate highway commis sioner was authorized in a bill intro duced by Senator Patrick McGarry of Walker. Creation of county schools for children who are deaf, blind or back ward in their studies on account of impediments in their speech were pro vided in a bill introduced by Hilding A. Swanson of Brainerd. Initiative and Referendum. The initiative and referendum amendment to the State constitution is now squarely up to the Legislature. In both House and Senate bills were introduced proposing this legislation in amendment of present statutes. The bill provides that 10 per cent of the legal voters of the state shall be sufficient to petition for either ini tiative or referendum or amendment of the constitution, provided that not more than 40,000 shall be deemed nec essary. 'Provision is made in the bilj that legislation enacted by any session of the legislature that is of public neces sity shall be in full force until def initely defeated by the referendum vote of the people. A majority of the votes cast shall determine the matters pro posed. It is provided that the governor's veto.shall not be operative on meas ures voted on by the people. Would Limit Farm Work. Representative Leo J. Gleason of Minneapolis went other advocates of the eight-hour working day one better when he introduced a bill in the House providing that eight hours shall con stitute a day's work and forty-eight hours a week's work in farming as well as in other lines of employment. To Aid Fire Sufferers. The bill providing for an appropria tion of 11,800,000 for the immediate re lief of forest_fire sufferers in northern Minnesota was passed unanimously by the Senate and will go to the House at once, where similar action is expected. The bilL introduced by the relief com mittee, was passed under a suspension of the rules to make the money avail able as early as possible. The bill provides that the state shall Drainage Measure Explained. St Paul.3anator F. L. Cliff of Or tonville explained his bill reorganiz ing the state drainage commission and providing a statewide survey and control system, at a meeting of drain age engineers at the old state capitol. Senator F. H. Peterson also spoke, urging centralized planning of drain age work. It was decided to give the measare discussion a* the meet ing of the Minnesota Engineers and Surveyors' association in St. Paul, Feb. 13 to 15. Issue cei^4C4i.66 .if iiitie-.-... able at the rato of $370,000 a yoar, to provide the funis. They bear 4 per cent interest. The relief committee named by Gov ernor J. A. A. Burnquist, of which W. A. McGonigle, Duluth,. is chairman, is to administer and distrbute the funds. Demobilization Urged. Demobilization of all the federal troops except those of the Regular Army is asked of the federal govern ment in a resolution passed by tho House. The resolution was introduced by Representative Guy E. Dille'y, chair man, committee on military affairs. Provost Guard Bill Approved. The House committee on reconstruc tion and relief has recommended for passage the bill providing for a provost guard to work under the direction of the adjutant peneral in caring for dis charged soldiers and sailors. The bill was placed on general orders. The committee amended the bill to provide that the guard shall remain in service for one year unless sooner dis charged because no longer needed. Dimmers for Autos. A bill to provide a state dimmer law was introduced in the Senate by Sena tor Oluf Gjerst of Montevideo. The bill, which was referred to the com mittee on motor vehicles, would forbid he use on any auto of lights, the center rays of which would strike over seven ty-five feet from the front of the car.. Lights that are used must have a dif fused radiance under the terms of the bill. Cannot "Borrow" Cars. The Corning bill to discourage thefts of automobiles was passed by the House by a vote of 113 to 0. The measure forbids the use without per mission of motor vehicles and is in tended to enable the police to fasten guilt on persons caught taking cars and declaring they had "borrowed" them. Lauderdale Seated. The majority report of the elections committee of the House of representa tives unseating Erllng Swenson, Min neapolis, and giving his place to Henry W. Lauderdale, who received a plural ity of 40 votes on a recount, was adopt ed by the House. Representative Lau derdale will take Swenson's seat in the House, and will receive all the com mittee appointments held by Swenson. The report was adopted viva voce. Majority Favors Sullivan. Five'' out of eight members of the Senate elections committee, consider ing the election contest brought by George H. Sullivan of Stillwater against Senator W. W. Willcox of White Bear, voted to sustain Mr. Sul livan in his contention that the entire vote of the precinct of Woodbury be thrown out of the general election count. This action assures a majority re port of the committee to reseat Mr. Sullivan in the Senate. Would Have Bread Labelled. A bill to require bakers to label each loaf of bread sold with the exact con tents was introduced in the senate to day by James Handlan, St. Paul. The bill was requested by proprie tors of small baking concerns, who said larger competitors were using a small percentage of expensive grades of rye and other flours.in their bread, making it impossible for them to com pete. Bill Asks Higher Phone Tax. Increased taxes for telephone com panies are provided in a bill intro duced by Representative C. F. Ser line of Mora. The rates range from 3 to 4% per cent on gross earnings, the large companies paying the maxi mum rate, instead of the present flat tax of 3 pet cent. All companies earn ing $100,000 a year or more are in Class A, paying 4% per cent rate. Companies earning $5,000 to $100,000 are to pay 4 per cent from $500 to $5,000, 3% per cent, and under $500 a year, 3 per cent. Would Speed Road Building. The Senate committee on towns and counties has recommended passage of the Baldwin bill to prohibit the issu ance of injunctions to persons who may be dissatisfied with the damages awarded them in connection with highway construction. The bill provides that work on the highways shall not he delayed or dis continued on account of damage suits. Road improvements have been held up in many instances, Senator Bald win said, by persons who claimed large damages. Chiropractic Bill Up. Legalizing and standardising of the practice of chiropractic in the state of Minnesota is provided in a bill in traduced in the house by Represents tives Levin, J. G. Lennon snd J. O 'Hompe. This measure failed of passage four years ago because of conflict of opin ion among the chiropractors them selves, according to members of the house. This session, the chiropractors are behind the bill and agreed on its provisions. Would Certify Seed Potatoes. Members of the house and senate from the potato growing districts de cided at an informal conference ifl fa vor of certification of seed potatoes from Minnesota as a measure likely to increase the demand for the Minnesota product. To Check Auto Thefts. St. Paul.Under a bill introduced in the house at the request of auto* mobile owners, sellers of gasoline will be licensed and will be provided by the secretary of state with a list of lost or stolen automobiles, as report ed to the secretary of state by the owners. The dealer in gasoline, and the garage proprietor as well is re quired to report at one** the appear ance st bis place of any automobile listed as lost or stolen, under penalty of losing his license and being fined. NEWS OF STATE TERSELY TOLD Recent Happenings In Minnesota Given In Brief Items For Busy Readers. St. Cloud.The Minnesota Crop Improvement association will hold its Mid-Winter Seed Fair convention Feb. IS, 19 and 20 In the St. Cloud Institute. St. Paul.A report stating that St. Paul has had 8,655 cases of influenza and 1,631 homes are still under quar antine was received by the State Board of Health. Thirteen new cases and 17 releases from quarantine were listed. Walker.H. C. Baer, cashier of the Security State bank of Bemidji, was elected president of the Farmers' State bank of Walker. L. H. Ickler of St. Paul was elected vice president and C. Bateman of Walker assistant cashier. Minneapolis.J. O. Bentall, one time socialist candidate for governor, convicted of obstructing the draft, has been served notice to deliver him self to the authorities Feb. 2 to begin a term of one year in the Crow Wing county jail. Stillwater.Mrs. Paul Mirimontl of this city received word from the war department that Private Carlo Miri montl, reported as missing in action on Oct. 10, 1918, on the battlefront in France, had only been gassed slight ly and had recovered. St. Paul.Robert E. Braden has as sumed hjs duties today as a deputy fire marshal, J. B. Sanborn, state fire marshal, announces. Mr. Braden suc ceeds Burton Kingsley, who resigned when he took his seat in the legisla ture as representative from the Twen ty-ninth district. St. Paul.The Capital Trust Com pany of St. Paul is the highest bidder on $4,322,000 of bonds of other states held for Minnesota trust funds and which 'the state board of investment purposes to sell if possible and in vest the proceeds in Liberty bonds to Increase interest earnings. Hibbing.Range sportsmen are in terested in a bill to be presented to the legislature allowing no aliens who aro not full fledged citizens to carry a gun for hunting purposes. At the present time any alien who has de clared his intentions of becoming a citizen is entitled to a hunting license. Eveleth.Dr. J. G. Saam, city health commissioner, says that there is not a case of Influenza in Eveleth and that this condition has existed for the last two weeks. The last case of the disease was reported on Jan. '10 and was released shortly after that. The last death in the city was re ported on Dec. 21. Brainerd.The Brainerd Livestock Shipping Association, composed of farmers, shipped thirty-one cars of stock the past season to the South St. Paul market and the business amount ed to $52,990.39. The stock consisted of 779 head of cattle, 273 hogs, 121 sheep. The farmers may purchase scales and install them in the local stock yards. Moorhead.Sheriff Dan W. McDon ald has left for St. Anthony, Idaho, to bring back R. B. Zimmerman, who is under arrest there on a warrant charging forgery. Zimmerman has waived extradition and signed an agreement to return. voluntarily, ac cording to a telegram received by Sheriff McDonald from Sheriff J. H. Cusick of Fremont county, Idaho. East Grand Forks.There were two fires here in one night last week. One was in Erickson's barn, due to an overheated chimney, and resulted in no damage. The other, in the Han son & Maves feed store, was more serious and showed signs of having been set in three* places down stairs. A bale of hay was broken and scat tered on the stairs and upstairs, but unlighted. Glencoe.A verdict of guilty was returned against Walter Brinkman, Rufus Graupmann and James Hanson, charged with complicity In the as sault upon Dr. A. P. Roper, aged Red Cross worker, here a month ago. The Jury deliberated fourteen hours. A similar charge against Frank Donnay, who had been on trial with the trio, was quashed by agreement of attor neys on both sides. Brainerd.Pine River was cut off from telephone communication by fire which destroyed a line of frame buildings in the business district. Business houses and public buildings were saved by heroic work on the part of citizens. The blaze broke out in the Lillstrom building and swept south from the Spurrier hotel, destroy ing E. T. Peters' meat market, the P. E. Lillstrom confectionery, the George Bell restaurant and hall, the Leef building and land and insurance of fices. The postoflce, telephone office, bank, fire hall and depot were saved, tu all toll lines of the Northwestern Exchange were burned out. Origin of the fire is unknown. Damage is esti mated at more than $20^000. Stillwater.Funds raised in Wash Into county by growing crops on land, from one-quarter to five acres In extent, for the benefit of the Ameri can Red Cross society, has reached the sum of $24,017.58, and it is ex pected that more than $26,000 will have been collected when all returns are in. St. Cloud.-The Commercial Club and Business Men's Association are backing a movement for the building of a $75,000 armory. It Is likely the legislature will be asked to past aa xt permitting the Issuing of bonds. THE TOMAHAWK. WHITE EARTH. MINN. Wabasha.Rev. Joseph E. Zahner, pastor of the Immaculate Conception church here and St. Joseph's church at Thielman, died of pneumonia. He was 48. Stillwater.Three hundred farmers attended the annual institute and crop show held at the village of Hugo. In structors from the state agricultural college were in attendance. Minneapolis. With 90 additions during 1918, the federal reserve sys tem has 8G6 banks in its membership in the ninth district, according to John H. Rich, federal reserve agent. Bemidji.Partial reports of Bel trami county tax valuations show that the assessed valuation of the county is $8,038,632, the assessed valuation per acre is $3.36, and redeemed warrants to have been 6,160. Crookston.Martin Ulseth, a farm er of Hammond township, has left Bethesda hospital, where he had been for a week past owing to injuries re ceived at his farm. He had two ribs broken when a steer struck him. Hibbing.President E. G. Hall of the Minnesota State Federation of La bor, who is on the range, denies re ports of a projected strike among mine workers that is agitated by a small coterie of I. W. W. and says that such reports are unfounded. tfhief River Falls.The Pennington County Agricultural society at its an nual election here eleoted: President, Herbert Fuller first vice president, Albert Johnson second vice presi dent, Fred Bierbauer secretary, G. Howard Smith treasurer, A. J. Ander son. Mankato.The two Norwegian Lu theran churches in this city, Our Sav ior's and Trinity Lutheran, are to be united under the name of Bethlehem Lutheran church, as a result of a joint meeting of the congregations. Rev. Nels Nordgaard was asked to serve as pastor. Crookston.Sergeant Dean Lelck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leick of this city, and A. F. McKenzie of Bot tineau, N. D., walked to Crookston from Grand Forks, where they are attending the University of North Da kota. The trip was made on an aver age of four miles an hour arid with out mishap. Grand Rapids.The farmers living east of the Prairie river and all oth ers interested will hold a meeting at the town hall here to discusu the fea sibility of building a potato warehouse at Erskine's spur on Prairie river. The warehouse would serve a large terri tory and save the farmers a haul of three or four miles, and the project is considered desirable. St. Paul.Reginald Eugene Pease, St. Paul, arraigned in municipal court before Judge Mathias Baldwin on a charge of bigamy, pleaded not guilty, waived examination and was bound over to the grand jury, which in dicted him. Bail was fixed at $3,000 Pease is alleged to have a wife and two small children in St. Paul and to have married Miss Goldie RusBell, a Duluth telephone operator, in Su perior, Wis., Jan. 14. St. Paul.Closed July 30, following discovery of shortage^ charged to the president, W. H. Cloud, the First State Bank of Pequot has re-opened under new imtnagemftit, it was an nounced by F. E. Pearson, state su perintendent of banks. He said stockholders have removed the short ages. A. T. Kimball, Pequot, and J. O. Ostby, formerly of Albert Lea, are president and cashier, respectively, under the new management. Pipestone.There is a good reason to believe that the state supreme court will have opportunity*to pass on the constitutionality of the law which prevents creameries from using lime water to kill the acid in butterfat, A test case was brought by state offi cials against a Pipestone creamery worker who was convicted in district court here. In the event of the trial judge refusing a new trial, the local creamery company, supported by other creameries of the state, will appeal to the higher court. St. Paul.Andrew E. Fritz, state public examiner, has recommended that $22,273, a cash surplus from sale of rough fish by the state game com mission, be turned into the state treasury by Carlos Avery, state game and fish commissioner. The fish were taken from lakes under state super vision and sold practically at cost, un der orders of the State Public Safety commission, to reduce the cost of liv ing. There is no law to cover the situation, the public examiner says, and he asks legislation to make dis posal of the funds. St. Paul.Speaking before repre sentatives of a majority of the county farm bureaus of the state at the cap itol, A. D. Wilson, state food adminis trator and official in charge of the operation of the Federal farm bureau program in the state, pressed the claims of the county bureaus on state funds for the continuation of the work now In progress under Federal aid. A state appropriation of $86,000 was urged by Mr. Wilson, from which each county would receive $1,000, to which would be added the $1,000 now possible for the county boards to ap propriate, and $600 expected from Federal funds after July, 1919, mak ing a total of $2,600 for each county continuing the bureaus. Minneapolis.The Woman's Bank of Minneapolis, with a capital of $200,- 000 and surplus of $40,000 has ap plied to F. E. Pearson, state superin tendent of banks, for a charter. The purpose of the bank, one of the few woman's banks in the world, will be to encourage thrift by accepting small deposits, according to the incorpora tors. It will be primarily a woman's bank, although deposits will be ac cepted from men. One of the first things it will do wMl be to interest women with small earnings in es tablishing savings accounts, it was said. )r\^slernG]iddai$ "Horn, of PI QtoTMfeaKh larm LanfjlsV' LowiVices. Things That Passed. There bad been a disturbance, and the case had come before the police court. "Now, tell us," said the magistrate to the defendant, "what passed be tween yourself and complainant?" DefendantWell, your honor, there *vas two pairs of fists, one turnip, sev en bricks., a lump of coal and uncount able names. A Preference. "For $10 you can take my memory course." "Um." 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