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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
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
'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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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the case had come before the police
"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.
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