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Savings Department Northwestern and GET-RICH-QU/CK SPECULATION GOT HIS MONEY WAS HE A "PRUDENTMAN1PA No wonder this man is discouraged! He thought he could make a fortune quickly. He believed some oily tongued rascal he sent his money away£he LOST IT. Would it not have been better for him had he kept his money SAFE in our bank and let it PILE UP until he had enough to buy something right here at home he could watch himself? He would have helped the com munity and increased the value of HIS property. Make OUR bank YOUR bank We pay 5 per cent interest on time deposits. RESOURCES OVER $500,000.00 Established Feb. 19. 1896. Efficiency and Economy. Those are good words to conjure with. W© all want efficiency in govern ment, and no one wishes to spend money uselessly. But to call a thing efficiency and economy doesn't make it so. The claim must be proved. The Board of Control has, for many years, been about the most efficient part of our state government. The "Efficiency and Economy" bill abolishes the Board of Control, and puts in its place one man appointed by the Governor for two years. If the Governor should be re-elected, he would probably stay for two years more, but there would be no certainty of it. If the Governor should not be re elected, he would quite surely be dis placed by a new and untried man. The "Efficiency and Economy" bill also subordinates the Railway and Warehouse Commission to a depart ment head appointed by the Gover nor. This commission is now, and would still be elected by the people. Why subordinate it? This bill is so long, so complicated, so full of infinite detail, that many members feel they have no adequate knowledge upon which to base a vote. Published every Wednesday at 328-330 Benson Ave., Willmar, Mlna., by Victor Lawaon under the firm name of Tribune Printing Company. Northwestern local 'phone No. 61. Trl-State, Long Distance 'phones. 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GUARANTEED CIRCULATION. 3,400. OrnOIAX PAPBB OP XASTBITOBX COVsTTT AsT2 CZTT OP WXUUaJB .WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1915. LEGISLATIVE NEWS NOTES. (By C. J. Buell for Willmar Tribune.) Deposit Vaalts The Seven 8isters. In strong contrast to the big bill are the seven very short, simple bills brought in by the Gordon Committee. Each one corrects an acknowledged evil of our present system. Each one can be voted up or down on its merits without affecting any of the others. Taken together, they cover the field pretty well. It was freely charged that they were brought in for fake purpose that their authors were not sincere, and that if they should serve their purpose of killing the big important bill they would then be allowed to drop. These bills had been made a spec ial order for Friday, the 19th. The "Efficiency and Economy" bill was a special order for Monday, the 22nd. To show their perfect good faith, Mr. Gordon himself, moved to post pone consideration of his bill until Wednesday, the 24th, thus giving the big bill a full and free field to be con sidered on its merits. The Elwell Road Law Ended. Thursday morning by a vote of SO to 41, the House passed the Senate bill repealing the Elwell Road Law. Thus comes to an end one of the most dangerous laws ever put on our statute books. And yet this law was conceived in the best of intentions, and its author, Mr. Elwell, is one of the most honest Nail Guessing Contest A Nail-Guessing Contest will be put on in our store for the benefit of our customers, beginning tomorrow morning, March 25th, and clos ing Saturday, April 17th, at eight o'clock P. M., with prizes offered as follows: ONE 20th CENTURY SEWING MACHINE, First Prize Now on display at our store $2.50 IN CASH, Second Prize ONE CYCLONE WASHING MACHINE, Third Prize A quantity of nails of various sizes will be placed in a jar, sealed up, and exhibited in our show window. The first prize will be awarded to the customer who is able to guess nearest to the correct number of nails contained in the jar, the second prize to the second best guess and the third prize to the third best guess. One guess is given for eachfiftycents worth of purchases made, of any goods in our stock. We, especially, call your attention at this time to the following seasonable lines: Wear-Ever Alomimnn Ware, Paints, Oils, Brushes, He. Gasoline and Kerosene Stoves Ohsberg,Selvig&Co., S S E $J%k^&§$& mtmaOBSaBBBBSBBBBBBSBB and conscientious men who ever made a great mistake. You know what hell is said to be paved with. The Doctors Trust. Several bills have been introduced to strengthen the doctors' trades un ion and give them a more complete monopoly of treating the sick than they now have. I say "treating" the sick, not "healing" them for the facts are that the old line drug doctors cure a smaller percentage of their patients than any of the so-called "quacks" they are so anxious to get rid of. One bill cut out all Chiropractors, Nature Cure Physicians, Mental, Div ine New Thought, and Christian Sci ence Healers, and made it a crime for any of them to heal the sick. This aroused such a storm of op position that the bills were withdrawn from both houses. And now they have a bill that leaves out the Christian Scientists, the strongest and most lusty of the non-drugging cults, but gets hot after the others. If the drug doctors are so sure that they have got all the truth bottled up, why are they so much afraid of these new competitors in the healing art! Can't they trust the people to choose their own health advisers? A Lawyers Trust. The lawyers, too, seem to be afraid their trades union is in danger, and that a part of its dignity is about to be dragged in the mire of vulgarity, so some bills have appeared, prohibit ing any lawyer from taking a case on a contingent fee and also forbidding all lawyers from advertising their bus iness or in any way soliciting bus iness. Why shouldn't a lawyer advertise, if he wants to, or take cases on a con tingent fee? Isn't it a good thing to let peo ple know the merits of your work? Why not prohibit grocers, and butchers, and carpenters from adver tising? St Patrick's Day. St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in both houses. Each house has one, and only one, native born Irishman—Bob Dunn in the Senate and Dick Dunleavy in the House. Green carnations«were in evidence everywhere. Bouquets were on the desks of the Speaker and Lieutenant Governor and everybody wore a green carnation in his button hole. In the House, T. J. Green, "Green both by name and nature," was called to the chair. A Lennon introduced a joint res olution commemorating the heroic deeds of the Irish and their love of liberty. The noted singer, Robert Gehan, was called upon and made a decided hit with "The Wearing of the Green." In response to encores he also sang "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Tipperary." A fake bill purporting to regulate the farming industry was read in both houses, being fathered by Senator Westlake of Minneapolis, the cham pion of the 2%c fare bill. While this fake bill professed to be merely a joke, yet it was a very craft ily drawn protest against railway reg ulation, wholly ignoring the fact that railways are public servants, while farmers are engaged in a competitive business. I am told that this same bill was introduced on the same day in the leg islatures of other states, and that it is a part of the campaign of the roads against regulation and in favor of an increase of passenger and freight rates. In the House everyone apologized for all the harsh things he had said, and asked the forgiveness of his fel low members. Teigen and Lydiard figuratively fell on each others necks and forgave all past insults, and the two Harrisons followed suit, and made up. In the Senate, the ceremonies were more simple than in the House, con sisting only of calling Senator Dunn to preside and the reading of the reso lution commendatory of the Irish, and the fake bill ridiculing railway regu lation. Verily, "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men." Anti Road House Bill. It looks as if the bill to kill off the road houses would stand a pretty good chance to pass. A test vote in the Senate Wednes day showed a good majority in its favor. Larson's Lone Saloon Bill. Larson of Pine county has finally got his bill thru the House that will enable the County Commissioners of Pine county to dissolve the small rem nant that still remains of the once flourishing village of Banning, and get rid of the very objectionable saloon that a majority of the voters of the village now maintain, to their pecun iary profit and the damage and dis gust of the surrounding community. PRIAM. Priam, Mar. 16—The Paulsnes fam ily spent Sunday evening at E. Erick son's home. Mrs. Euling and daughter, Gertrude returned home Tuesday after a visit with relatives at Sherwood, N. Dak. A number of young people met at the Jensen home Monday evening to plan for an Epworth League social, which will be given March 26th. The Hvam young folks called at the Axel Johnson home Sunday. Flora and Grace Euling spent Sun day afternoon at the Portz home. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Erickson vis ited relatives in Minneapolis over Sun day. Miss Clara Peterson spent Sunday at the Jensen home. A number of young people of this vicinity spent Saturday evening in Willmar. Joe and Peter Rusten spent Sunday afternoon at the Paulsnes home. Miss Clara Nordgren spent Sunday at her home in Pennock. Simons' have their auction the 24th and will leave for their new home in Olivia, in the near future. Miss Frances Van Kraanen spent Saturday and Sunday at her home, south of Raymond. Mr. D. H. Simons went to Olivia Friday, returning Saturday morning. Pays to Advertise in Tribune. "Will use your paper for advertising throughout 1915, as it pays to adver tise in it. Your paper is a live wire," writes A. S. Amundson of Georgeville. WILM^TRIBUNg^mi^^J^Cg^lSIS ^NERVOUS ra PEOPLE are usually thin and easily worried, sleep does not re- fresh and the system gets weaker and weaker. Scott'* Emulsion corrects nervous ness by forceof nourishment-it feeds the nerve centres by distributing en ergy and power all over the body Don't resort to alcoholic mixtures or drug concoctions. Gee SCOTTS EMULSION for your noromo—rtotMmm oamolm or compare* with it. but Uuut en thm gmumo SCOTTS* EVERY DRUOOI8T HAS IT. Town Assessor's Compensation. Hawick, (Rt. 1.) Minn., Mar. 18, 1915 Editor Willmar Tribune: I have been informed that a certain party accused me at the town caucus of overcharging the town for assess ing last year. I will therefore call your attention to the general laws of 1913 on the section pertaining to Town Assessors' Compensation which read: "The following town officers shall be entitled to compensation for each day's service necessarily rendered, as follows, viz: Assessor, three dollars and mileage at the rate of five cents per mile for each mile necessarily traveled by him in going to and re turning from the county seat of the county to attend any meeting of the Assessors of the county which may be legally called by the county aud itor, and also for each mile necessar ily traveled by him in making his re turn of assessment to the proper coun ty officer." The instruction given us last year by the Minnesota Tax Commission was as follows: "Before entering up on the discharge of the responsible duties imposed upon you by law the Tax Commission desires to remind you of the importance of your work and to impress upon you the necessity of a strict and faithful observance of all the provisions of the new classi fied assessment law. It should be clearly understood that the new law must be strictly observed and enforc ed in every taxing district of the state this year. Every description of real estate and every item of personal property must be appraised with the same care and consideration that a prospective purchaser would give them. Averages and guess-work must give place to careful and conscien tious valuation. Previous assess ments should be entirely ignored. The sole and only question to be deter mined by you this year is the present fair and full value of^ the property. When you have ascertained this fact you should set down the true and full value of the property in the assess ment book and then extend the assess ment in accordance with the percen tages laid down in the new law. The law is the only basis that will be rec ognized this year. Any other course will probably result in a reassessment of the offending district. We again urge you to begin your work prompt ly on the first of May, as we feel that it will require practically all of the time given you under the law for the making of the assessment to thorough ly and equitably value and assess property this year. If you have any spare time let it be at the end of the assessment period. You are entitled to $3.00 p*»r day that you actually and necessarily devote to your work and no town and village board can com pel you to accept less. The compen sation of assessors of towns and vill ages organized under the general laws is fixed by state law and is not sub ject to local control. You are, there fore entitled to full pay for every day necessarily spent in making of the assessment, regardless of the past custom or practice in your district." It is true that my bill for assessing the town last year was high, but the common observer will have no trouble to see where the difficulty comes in. The reason is three-fold. There is first the increase in the amount of What Is the Best Remedy For' Constipation? Thisisa question asked usmanytimet eachday. The answer is We guarantee them to be satisfactory to you. Sold only by us, 10 cents. Carlson Bros. Your Ha Fo Easter What are your plans for your Easter hat Are you going to strug gle with it all yourself and be dissatisfied in the end, or are you coming to us and let us fit you out in some thing that really be comes you W have splendid hats already trimmed, right up to the minute. W make hats over too. Talk it over with us early. Don't get caughf in the last minute rush. ^astSBsassi work. As it was before the assessor had a certain average to go by in making his assessment, both on real estate and on personal property. In 1911 the average on horses was fix ed at $35.00 and the common horse was assessed at that. Good horses, higher and less valuable horses, low er. But according to the new law the full value must first be determined and then the assessed value computed according to the different percentages laid down in the rules. Another thing, according to the new law there Is practically nothing a person has that is exempt from taxation. Now that this was entirely new to most of the taxpayers, as very few had heard anything about the new as sessment law, these things had to be explained to them. The taxpayer is certainly entitled to a full understand ing of the assessment laws, and should also know something about how the money is spent that they pay out in taxes. The second reason why my bill was high last year was the raise in the wages of the assessor from two doll ars which it has been before, to three now, and the third reason is the mile age which has never been paid before last year. It will probably be interesting to the taxpayers to know what the tax rate of each school district was last year. District 2 had a rate of 22.8 mills, district 4, 16.5 mills district 6, 21.5 mills district 19, 17.8 mills dis trict 24, 17.5 mills district 53, 17.1 mills, district 66, 16.0 mills district 92, 17.8 mills district 97, 22.1 mills The tax levy last year was for State revenue fund $1,268.16 State school fund 443.14 County revenue fund 641.29 County R. & B. fund 547.62 Town revenue fund 252.25 Town R. & B. fund 1,203.37 Drag fund 360.27 Gopher bounty 75.67 County ditch 2,903.72 1 mill school 360.27 Special school 1,294.73 State loan 8.42 Moneys and credits 61.11 The total for tax levy was. .$9,420.02 The taxes collected for moneys and credits is added, one-sixth to State Revenue fund, one-sixth to County Revenue fund, one-third to Town Rev enue fund, and one-third to the spec ial school fund. Although the town revenue fund out of which the town officers are paid is a small item as compared to the money levied for oth er purposes and does not make such a lot of difference in the tax rates. I would favor a reduction in the wages of the assessor providing the wages of the treasurer of our town is also re duced. He received nearly three times the compensation that he used to get before. I favor this reduction providing all the township affairs will be run on economical basis. I would urge the proper officer to use care in making out road petitions and notices especially to get the description right, so it will stand a test of the law, and save the county unnecessary expense ••THE CALL OF THE NORTH" Majestic Theatre, Mar. 26 MRS. W. J. FREEMA N 114 5th Street Willmar, Minn. & LEWIS THOMPSON. Open New Branch. The Bartles Scott Oil Co. opened up for business this1 week with Peter Thein as their local agent. They are selling gasoline for less than twelve cents per gallon at wholesale. The Standard Oil Co. will have to get busy pretty soon or the Bartles people will have all the trade cornered. Clara City Herald. ~+st+„*„+ V*v*V*V*V*V*V*V*V*%% EMPLOYES CASE SOON TO BE COMPLETE Second Week of Rebuttal Testimony Shows End in Sight. Chicago, Mar. 18—Testimony tend ing to impeach some of the vital evi dence presented by the railway com panies at the Western wage arbitra tion inquiry was offered by witnesses for the engineers' and firemen's bro therhoods during the current week. It was the second week of the employes' rebuttal testimony and, according to officials of the brotherhoods, their case will be in complete form before the arbitration board some time within the next four or five days. The rail road companies have notified the ar bitrctors that they will have some sur-rebuttal testimony which probab ly will mean at least one more week for the taking of evidence. There will follow the preparation and filing of briefs and other prelim inaries before the board finally takes a recess to consider the entire case. The wages and working conditions of 65,000 Western railroad employes are affected in the arbitration and ninety eight railroad companies are said to be represented. The arbitration board, under the agreement, must have a final award ready on or about April 20th. As for the current week, the field covered by the brotherhoods in re buttal evidence was vast. Many wit nesses took the stand and told stor ies, for instance, in direct contradic tion of the testimony of William J. Tollerton, mechanical superintendent of the Rock Island road. Mr. Toller ton early in February was on the stand and related the story of 1,500 test runs on passenger and freight trains in Western territory wherein a fireman was demonstrated, according to Mr. Tollerton, as being "at leisure" about two-thirds of his time. Out of nine hours on duty, for example, Mr. Tollerton's statement indicated that scoop shovel men would be at rest about six hours. This was the invari able ratio. William S. Carter, President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, examined various firemen and engineers who had parti cipated in these test runs of which Mr. Tollerton gave details. E. Laher ty, an engineer on the M. K. & railroad, Cherokee Division, said he was on a test trip. A fireman named Peterson was with Mr. Laherty in the engine cab. Mr. Carter asked Mr. Laherty if Mr. Tollerton's statement that Peterson had worked something over three hours in seven was cor rect. Mr. Laherty replied in the nega tive. "Was Peterson engaged in manual labor most of the time throughout that trip?" asked Mr. Carter. "Yes, sir, practically all the time," replied the witness. Mr. Laherty explained that one of the railroad officials who was clicking a stop watch on Peterson rode on the engine from Muskogee to Venita and then got off. "He got off the engine and told me he was going to the caboose," remark ed Mr. Laherty. "Well, who ran the clicker after he got off the engine?" asked Mr. Car ter. "I don't know," answered Mr. Lah erty. "He made a report, however, of the entire trip, did he not?" inquired Mr. Carter and the witness replied in the affirmative. G. B. Roberg, a fireman on the Chi cago and North Western road, be tween Chicago and South Janesville, who was allowed something less than three hours of actual labor by Mr. Tol lerton's watchers, informed the arbi trators that he was on duty on that test trip nine hours and six minutes. "I know for a positive fact that I did not spend six hours and forty-six minutes at leisure," declared Mr. Ro berg. This witness said that the observ ers in the engine cab had pulled down most of the coal for him, although the exhibit shown by Mr. Tollerton indi cated that Mr. Roberg himself had done that particular work. E. O. Beil, an engineer of Newton, Kans., employed by the Santa Fe road, was on the witness stand a long time at Thursday's hearing. Among other things Mr. Beil testified as to the hardships of the fireman's job. Al though Mr. Tollerton had indicated that it was a snap, here is the other side of the picture as shown by Engi neer Beil. Mr. Carter: On an extraordinary long run have you ever stood in front of the fire box to keep from going to sleep? Mr. Beil: I could go to sleep hang ing on to the chain. Mr. Carter: Tour knees gave away under you? Mr. Beil: Yes. WEU CLOTHIN MEN'S WEAR With considerable satisfaction we announce the arrival of our Spring Styles of Society Brand Clothes I Designed by Peine We are Society Brand's sole agents in Willmar. A selection is advised at once. Prices range from twenty dollars and higher. Other makes $12.00, $15 00 and $18.00. Everything in accessories to Men's Dress for town and country. Mr. Carter: Because of exhaustion. Mr. Beil: Yes. Telling of the hardships a fireman undergoes in the winter months, Mr. Beil related a little story which might be entitled "My Experience With an Ash Pan." "In order to get that ash pan open I would get down in the snow on my knees," said Mr. Beil, "partly lie down, get a squirt hose started, thaw the back end of the pan and at the same time water would run out through the pipes down into the snow where my feet were, and I would get my feet and my body wet. Then, I would have to thaw the front part of the pan out, and after we would get that done we would proceed and clean the pan and shake the fire down, in order not to have to shake it on the pan more than we could avoid. We would clean our pan, and I worked all that work un der those conditions, one day as high as sixteen hours." Charles Dady, an engineer on the North Western road, running out of Escanaba, Mich., put a new flavor into his rebuttal story when he very strongly hinted that the so-called test trip in which he figured was not run under ordinary operating conditions. Ordinarily on every train he operated, he said, a stop was made at various water tanks, but on the test run he "ran" these water tanks. Mr. Carter: These cars seemed to be well lubricated, did they? Mr. Dady: The train ran uncommon ly easy. I remarked to one of the men accompanying us on the trip that I believed the cars were well oiled and they laughed at me. I took it pleasantly. I knew nothing about what these trips were for at the time. It was only afterwards it was brought to my attention what they were for. Mr. Dady added that fellow em ployes informed him the seventy-five freight cars he was pulling that day had been specially oiled and the en gine he was operating had been put in particularly fine shape for the test run. The intimation was that under such conditions the work would be easier, less coal would be burned and a poor showing for the men, thus, would be made. P. R. Jenkins, a Burlington road fireman, of Beardstown, 111., also took a hand in undermining Mr. Tollerton's exhibit. A bit of the dialogue shows this. Mr. Carter: Are you the same P. R. Jenkins who was reported in this test trip? Mr. Jenkins: I am. Mr. Carter: Mr. Jenkins, according to this test trip you were fifteen hours and fifteen minutes on duty and the actual manual labor performed was only four hours and twenty-nine min utes. Do you believe that is a fair statement? Mr. Jenkins: I was only on duty fourteen hours and fifteen minutes and I was more time working than that, than the four hours and thirty min utes. Mr. Carter: You were working a good deal more than is shown here? Mr. Jenkins: Yes, sir. Respecting one of the companies' exhibits indicating large earnings for engineers and firemen, President Car ter on Friday examined Charles Hintz, of Green Bay, Wis., an engineer on the North Western road. Mr. Carter explained that Mr. Hintz had been shown to have earned $201.12 in the month of October, 1913, and asked the witness if that were true. Mr. Hintz: Yes, sir. Mr. Carter: How often have you made $201.12 since you have been an engineer on the C. & N. W. R. R.? Mr. Hintz: Never before nor since. Mr. Carter: In these thirteen years, you never reached $200 on any other occasion is that right? Mr. Hintz: Yes, sir. William Haley, general chairman of the firemen's brotherhood on the "Om aha" road, the same day told of the difficulties employes on that line had in obtaining better working hours and higher pay. This is the road of which A. W. Trenholm, chairman of the con ference committee, is general manag er. Mr. Haley told of frequent at tempts to obtain pay for terminal de lay and of the failures in this connec tion. He said that the men employed by the "Omaha" road had been turn ed down so often by the management that not long ago there was discus sion of a strike. The witness said that the men "took their medicine" and stuck to work because they were con servative and did not feel like precip itating a serious conflict. One of the financial exhibits of the companies was attacked early in the week by W. Jett Lauck, statistical ex pert of the brotherhoods. Mr. Lauck declared that the Bureau of Railway Economics had made a serious mis take when preparing the exhibit in that there was an "evident overstate ment" of $40,000,000 respecting the acquisition of the Puget Sound road by the Milwaukee company. Mr. Lauck stated that he found the total disparity in connection with the Mil waukee's figures to be $65,000,000. He also showed the following "overstate ments:" About $2,000,000 on the Internation al and Great Northern An error of $1,000,000 with regard to the Colorado and Southern An error of $2,428,000 with respect to the Chicago Junction Railway fig ures. An understatement of $1,375,000 re specting the Salt Lake line was also made. Grand Chief Warren S. Stone asked Mr. Lauck if it were not true that, re garding the "Soo" line, the railroad companies in presenting figures show ed about $7,000,000 "against them (Continued on page 8) VM—Many People haTt told oi the samt story—distress aftttsatuif, Cases, lmrtbtn-n. A Plumbing Shop Quality Plumbings Modern Steam and Hot Water Heating We take pleasure in informing you that we have opened up a shop at 314 Bensdn Ave., across from Berkness, Lundberg & Go. 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