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TAXES A TARGET.
Two Important. Bills in- the House Affecting Taxa tion and TO ALTER CONSTITUTION The Minneapolis Men Propose Changes of Opposite Import. WILL CITY CLIQUE ROASTED First Appropriation Bill In- Synopsis of the House Work. Two important bills, proposing amendments to the section of the constitution relating to taxation, were Introduced in the house yester day and referred to the committee on taxes and tax laws. When they get back to the house they will un doubtedly be the cause of a hot battle, whatever the report of the committee may be. Tlie most important of the two is Mr. Dale's bill, H. F. 620.' It is* here given almost in its. entirety: A bill for an act to amend section throe (3) of article nine C I of the con stitution, relating to taxation. Be i: enacted by the legislature ot the state of Minnesota: Section I.— Sec Hon 3 of article 9 of the constitution of this state is here by amended to read as follows: Section 3.— A1l property In this state not exempt under the laws of the United States shall be assessed and taxed in proportion to its value, to be ascertained as provided by law. Tha property, as used In this section, is hereby declared to include moneys, credits, bonds, stocks, dues, franchises, and ail other matters and things, real, persona] and mixed, capable of pri vate ownership, provided : Public burying grounds, as long as so used; growing crops, property used exclus ively Cor public -schools, and such as may belong to the United States, this state, or to any county or municipal corporation within this state, and per s-onal property to an amount not ex reeding $21-0 In value to each Individ ual, shall be by general laws exempt; and, provided further, that no school property shall be exempt unless under the management and control of this state or some county or municipality thereof. Land and the improvements thereon shall be separately assessed, cultivated and uncultivated land of the sain.- quality, and similarly situ* ated, shall be assessed at the same value. A mortgage, deed of trust, contract, writing, instrument, or other obliga tion by which a debt is secured, shall. for purposes of assessment and taxa tion, be deemed and treated as an in terest In the property affected there by, and the value of the property af fected by such mortgage, deed of trust, contract, writing:, instrument or othet obligation, less the value of such mortgage, deed of trust, contract, writing, Instrument or other obliga tion, shall be assessed and taxed to the owner of such property, and the value of such mortgage, deed of trust, contract, writing, Instrument or other obligation, shall be assessed and taxed to the owner thereof in the proper county, city or district In which the property affected thereby is situated. The taxes so levied shall be a lien upon both th.- property and security, and may be paid by either party to such security. If paid by the owner of the security, the tax so levied unon the property affected thereby shall "be come -a part of the debt so secured. If the owner of the property shall pay the tax so levied upon such security, it shall constitute a payment- on the debt so secured, and to the extent ot such payment a full discharge there of, provided, that if any such debtor or debtors shall pay or discharge any such security or indebtedness after as sessment and before tax levy, the amount of such levy may likewise be retained by such debtor or debtors, and shall be computed according to the tax levy for the preceding year. Every contract hereafter made by which a debtor is obligated to pay any tax or assessment on money loaned, or on any mortgage, deed of" trust, or other lien, shall, as to any interest Specified therein, and as to such tax or assessment, be null and void. The legislature shall have the power to provide by law for the payment ot taxes upon real property by install ments. The power of taxation shall never be .surrendered or suspended by any contract to which the state, or any county, city or municipality there in shall be a party. Section 2 provides for submission of the proposed amendment to a vote of the people, for canvassing of the vote etc. ZIER'S PROPOSITION is materially different, and, for pur- poses of comparison, it will be inters esting. Section 1 reads: The following amendment of section 3 of article 9 of the constitution ot the state of Minnesota is hereby pro- posed to the* people for approval or rejection, that is to say, that said section 3 of said article 9 be amended so as to read as follows, viz.: "Section 3 (property subject to taxa tion)— Laws shall be passed taxing all moneys, credits, investments in bonds, stock, joint stock companies, or other- wise; also all real and personal prop- erty, according to its true value in money; but public burying grounds, public school houses, public hospitals, academies, colleges, universities and alb seminaries of learning, all churches, church property used for religious purposes, and houses of wor- ship, institutions of purely public charity, public property used exclus ively for public purposes, and per- sonal property to an amount not ex- Deeding in value $200 for each Individ ual (and improvements to an amount aot exceeding. $500 in value, each sep arately assessed, piece or parcel of real estate), shall by general laws be exempt from taxation." CARRIES OVER A MILLION. H. F. 612, by Mr. Robbins, is the first t^__ ' ''■ ' . i _^ /^typ^l "AU in a Row." iW^ri^m I,AH in a Row-" |/jl\ iy It is a unique I /A i }z3. It is a unique 7\||\p,l sight to view at Carls- \\\\h. bad tlie motley row of / IliTt^ bac* tlne niotley row °f ' ' klkM drinkers of all nations, •ff-**l ■ languages, manners and costumes hurry- ing down in single file to the boiling Spnrdel Spring with an earthenware mug in their hands, or slung by a strap round the neck or over the shoulder, and patiently waiting their" turn to sip of the precious fluid. For three centuries or more, all sorts and conditions of men, from the king to the tramp have pilgrim - ized hither in search of new life or relief from pain. But we can- * not in these competitive days afford the time and money to travel so far afield, so it is brought to your doors bottled in its natu ral and original form at the Spring, or in powder evaporated on the spot, -and so well known as the Carlsbad Sprudel Water, and Carlsbad Sprudel Salt. The signature, "Eisner & Mendelson Co., Sole Agents, New York," is on every .bottle.* Beware of imitations. Catching Cold it An Effective Remedy for Treating *_ Coughs and Colds is . 5 Allen's Lung Balsam j Allen's Lung Balsam | Try It! It may "just hit" your A case as it has thousands of others, £ Its Action is Expectorant, causing 4 the phlegm to rise, and heals the .- inflamed and irritated membrane. 3 ALL DRUGGISTS SELL IT. A »^< .<<iA ** /Sf* ,<** y$ of the appropriation bills to be Intro duced. It provides money necessary for- current and extraordinary ex penses of the state government. Sec tion 1 gives to the state auditor the sum of $20,000 "for expenses of examin ing, appraising and selling state lands, estimating and scaling timber, detect ing and punishing trespass, inspecting the output of iron ore and other min erals." This section is the result of the investigations of a committee of three appointed to - consider matters particularly affecting mineral leases. The bill carries a total appropriation of $1,158,998 for the two years 1895-*96. Mr. Gibbs yesterday introduced a bill to amend and change present laws governing appraisal, lease or sale of state lands under the supervision of the state land commissioner. The bill covers. In more concise form, the same points contemplated by a bill hereto fore introduced by Mr. Staples, at the instance of the pine land investigating committee. On motion of Mr. <*ibi>s the bill was ordered printed, and then it will go to the committee on public lands for consideration. Encouragement of the production and manufacture of long line spinning fibers and spinning tows in Minnesota is the object of H. F. 599, introduced by Mr. Gibbs. A bonus of Sl is to be given for every 100 pounds of such fiber, either flax or hemp, made or manufactured from straw exclusively grown in this state. The payment of such bounty shall continue five years. H. F. 600, also by Mr. Gibbs. is de signed to improve the service of grain inspection, weighing and registration. H. F. 622, by Mr. Robillard. is de signed to equalize jurors' foes in all counties in the state, and provides that "each grand and petit juror shall be entitled to $2 for each day's attendance upon any district court in Minnesota, and 10 cents for each mite traveled going to and from court, to be paid out of the county treasury. KANDIYOHI'S SWAMP. ** Mr. Feig wants the state capitol lands in Kandiyohi county leased to the county at an annual rental of not less than 10 cents an acre. Then the county may lease the lands to the highest bidders at auction, and the proceeds of the rentals for the first three years shall be used for draining and reclaiming the wet and overflowed state capitol lands. These are the main provisions of H. F. 523, which has been referred to the committee on drainage. N aturally, as the capitol matter has now been finally decided, the Kandiyohi lands are of no use un less they shall be drained for agricult ural purposes. A bill intended for the special bene fit of the city of Winona is H. F. 596. by Mr. Blagik, to limit to two terms the term of office of aldermen. Under a special law Winona aldermen now hold for four years. H. F. 597, by Mr. Olds, aims to ap propriate $8,000 for building a bridge across the Minnesota river at Granite Falls. H. F. 598, by Mr. Gibbs, increases to $15,000 annually the appropriation for farmers' institutes. H. F. GOT. by Mr. Tallman, would throw Old GU>ry to the breeze In every nook and corner of Minnesota, pro vided the flag is made from American bunting manufactured from American wool grown by American farmers, and the flagstaff must be made of Ameri can timber," etc. Necessary expenses are to be taken from the general school fund. RAN THE GAUNTLET. Under suspension o*- the rules the house passed S. F. 309, by Mr. Stevens increasing to $1,500 the salary of Matt Jensen, chief clerk in the state treas urer's office. There was only one bill on the cal endar, S. F. 212, to allow Minneapolis to issue bonds for the erection of new school buildings. It was passed with out opposition. H. F. 583, changing time of holding general terms of district court in Twelfth judicial district, composed of the counties of Lac gui Parle and Meeker, was passed under suspension of the rules yesterday, on motion of Mr. Jacobson. Mr. Wooldridge seconded the passage of a similar bill relating to terms of court in Fillmore county. ,"-. ••*' On recommendation of the committee on legislative expenses, a resolution was passed appointing the Minneapolis colored Republican campaign orator J. Frank Wheaton, assistant file clerk and extra clerk for committees at a salary of $3 per day. The vote was yeas '9, nays 3. The house yesterday granted a twen ty-days extension of time to the spe cial committee appointed to investi gate freight rates, with power to em ploy a stenographer if deemed neces sary. An extension was also granted to the committee investigating express charges, until March 13. "The cat came back" to disturb the peace of the house yesterday, in 'the shape of a resolution that when the house adjourn it be until Tuesday morning. Opposition was offered- to the resolution, and much moralizing was indulged in, but A. B. Kelly finally cut the talk short by an amend ment making the time for reconven ing 2 p. Monday afternoon. Tho amendment was adopted. Representatives Torson ' and Jacob son have each lost a brother by death within a few days, and the house yes terday passed resolutions extending sympathy to the gentlemen named. A COMBINE ROASTED. In committee of the whole* the first and only debate of the day occurred on H. F. 261. This is Mr. Meillcke's bill to prevent and punish, combina tions to control the price of food prod ucts. , The author of the bill made a strong talk in its favor, and in doing so took occasion. to severely criticise the Minneapolis chamber of com merce for its action in seeking to prevent free competition in buying and shipping of grain in the markets of Minnesota, Mr. Feig supported the bill, and the position taken by its author, in a com- prehensive speech. He considered that there is just cause for the bitter complaints now being made by farm ers against the combine existing with in the Minneapolis chamber of com merce. Commission men belonging to the combine, he said, have their plan so well and deeply laid that they make more out of a bushel of grain than the farmer who produces the same. Mr. Robbins agreed with everything said by the gentlemen who preceded him, except that he doubted the con stitutionality of that feature which seeks to prevent organizations of com mission men, or men engaged in any legitimate line of business, for that matter. • -. - - • . ,-'■ v, " r>- Mr. Johns wanted it understood that he was in favor of the bill, but he con sidered it ineffective in its legal phases and. liable 'to be knocked out by the courts. Mr. Jacobson asserted it was a very THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 9, 1895. j strange thing to say that the state, J after creating and giving life to a cor j poratlon, has not the right to prevent , that corporation from building up and ' maintaining a monopoly or agreement I that does practically interfere with j and hinder the freedom of commerce. j A running fire of argument pro and t con ensued, and after all was said j the bill was referred to the lawyers |. of the house to pass judgment on its j legality. Other bills acted on In committee of the whole were: Mr. Johns' bill relating to money and usury; indefinitely postponed, because a similar bill is expected from the senate. .-:-'-■' H. F. 387, Mclnnis, to establish a state normal school at the city of Duluth, in St. Louis county; to pass. . H. F. 326; Cant, relating to fees of clerks of district courts in certain cases; to pass. H. F. 146, Cant, relating to redemp tion from tax sales; to pass. H. F. 356. Feig, relating to the state horticultural society; to pass. H. F. 45, Blagik, to encourage manu facture of sugar; to pass. SLAUGHTERED INNOCENTS. Many measures are' being given I short shrift by the house committees. A specimen group that were shelved | yesterday are here enumerated: S. F. 462, Stevens, permitting pho- I tographers to display their work in i certain cases. H. F. 425, Metcalf, providing for ! filing and recording wills in certain I cases. RPfi** H. F. 483, Chisholm, relating to j township organization. S. F. 377, Ozmun, relating to entry of , judgments. H. F. 480, Grondahl, giving prefer- ence in appointments to soldiers and sailors. H. F. 478, Robillard, relating to com- pensation of city hall and court house committee, St. Paul. H. F. 574, Cross, to appropriate money to defray expenses attendant upon national encampment of G A It at St. Paul. H. F. 382, Johnson E., to amend laws relating to higher education. H. F. 534, Knuteson, relating to fore- closure of mortgages. I H. F. 77. Johns, relating to criminal offenses by corporations. 11. P. 486, Tallman, relating to mort- gages and other securities. H. F. 562, Sivright, relating to elec tion of street commissioners in certain villages. H. F. 142, Smith E. E., relating to publication of legal notices in news- papers. * S. F. 98, Lloyd, relating to receiving deposits in insolvent banks. H. F. 475, Gunn, relating to expira tion of notices of time of redemption- Indefinitely postponed. H. F. 176, Parker, proposing consti tutional amendment. When the house adjourned it was to meet again at 2 p. m. Monday. SANK IN TUPJ WABASH. SA*VK IX THE WABASH. Steamer Ro»e<lnle a Wreck-One Wan Drowned. MOUNT VERNON, Ind.. March 8- The steamer Rosedale sunk in the Wa- bash, near New Haven, 111., this morn- ing. One man was drowned. She was loaded with corn. 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March"* 8.-An earthquake at sea is reported by in coming vessels and hydrographlc of ficials believe it was a gigantic erup tion. The eaithquake, which occurred early in the morning of March 2, was preceded by a calm sea. The first warning of an earthquake came in the form of a deafening roar, which seemed to rise out of the sea. In an instant the ocean was lashed Into a mass of foam, rising in places in great geyser like columns. News of the advent of a new island in midocean, or the dis appearance of one.is expected at the hy drographic office. A Word for Hot Springs. If you can't go to Hot Springs, Ark. and must go to some kind of springs, why not go to Hot Springs, S. D. It has every advantage as to hotels aud it is nearer home besides. For descriptive pamphlet call at the following offices of Ihe North- Western Line: 13 "Nicollet House block, Minneapolis: corner Rob ert and Sixth streets, St. Paul, and 405 Mesaba block. Duluth, or address T. W. Teasdale.'General Passenger Agent, St. Paul. Gas iv the Tuuncl. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., March 8.-A terrible explosion of Illuminating gas occurred on College street, just below Brown university, this afternoon, re sulting in the fatal injury of Thomas N. Nelson, an employe of the street railway, and seriously crippling the counterweight system used in connec tion with the electric cars which run over the hill. The explosion occurred in the tunnel under the hill. Saltus to "Wed a Countess. NEW YORK, March 8.-A cablegram from Paris announces the engagement of a wealthy countess ' to Edgar Sal tus, of New York. Malapropos of this announcement came the statement that F. Tennyson Neeley, the publish er of New York and Chicago, was about to bring suit against ex-Mayor Schroder on account of a bond given in behalf of one «of Edgar Saltus' books. ,-. ■ ■ , ■*-• I^fc _ — —>■''— Hn iii's Bock Beer On draught for a limited time, Call for j it. DEBATE WAS RIFE. .... . . . .1 . The Senate Put in a Long Day Discussing Various Meas- ! ures. - * ANDERSON LAND TAX BLL -;■•■ licrsßj Was Made the Special Order Was Made the Special Order for Next Monday After- noon. '^ ' 'A KELLER REVERSES A VOTE. -. ~~ ' m J-;-"' The Senate Applauds the Yer? The Senate Applauds the Ver dict of Guilty Against ß Hayward. / ;.,;; The senate was in session all of . The senate was in . session all . of yesterday until 6 o'clock, and dis posed of a large amount of business. There were several protracted de- bates and a few: incidents that pleased the crowded gallery and lobby. . The report of the judiciary com mittee recommending the indefinite postponement of the Anderson bill to tax railroad lands was presented at the morning session. Senator Al len presented a minority report, which contained a lengthy address by the four members of the com mittee that dissented, and moved: that the bill be placed upon general orders, and that the minority re port and address be printed in the journal. Senator Culkin being in the chair stated that the bill was already near the head of general orders. Senator McHale stated that the subcommittee on constitutional law had unanimously reported to the judiciary committee that, after an examination as to the legal aspect of the bill, it would be inadvisable to pass it. The judiciary commit tee had adopted that report by the large majority of nine to four and recommended indefinite postpone ment. He made this explanation so that the senate might know the con dition the bill is in. Senator Howard, wanted the bill made a special order for some day. Senator Allen insisted that it be taken up as it came up on general orders. There was a variety of opin ion as to the day the matter should be taken up, and it was allowed to retain its plr^e on general orders.- The lengthy report and address of the minority was read and ordered printed in the journal at the instance of President Day. Senator McHale^ gave notice that the address was full of errors and made misstate-' ments as to the decisions of A thel courts. ' *•:''-.;" ;'':'.' ; ' - !' .'-'- Senator Cole occupied the chair with the senate In committee of the whole* to consider general orders. ,9'v Senator Allen moved that 11. F. No. 1, being the Anderson bill to tax rail- road lands, be made a special 6rder for Monday at 2:30 p. m. This time was named by him after several suggest tions had been made as to other days. Senator Cronkhite opposed this flare. Senator Morgan said the member's of' the sub-judiciary committee were ready to take the matter up at any time*. 'It- was agreed at the suggestion of Presi- dent Day that the matter be laid over until later in tho day. Date in the even- ing it was made the special order*' for Monday at 2:30 p. m. '" NEW HOSPITAL TALK. The fight was renewed by Senator Culkin upon the bill to locate a site for a fourth hospital for the insane. He wanted the cost of the site limited to $15,000. He warned the senators from the two cities that if it was designed to locate the asylum within the boun daries of the Twin Cities they should come out and admit it. **"-.- '**i Senator Stebbins said he had drawn the bill without consulting a single sen ator from Ramsey or Hennepin coun ties. He knew that another asylum had to be provided, and . he thought that the nature of the facts warrants the location near the cities. A vote being taken to reduce the amount al lowed for a site to $15,000 carried -the amendment to that effect. Senator Mc- Hale offered an amendment to give power to condemn land for a site. This also Induced a long debate, and was adopted. Senator Culkin offered, a further amendment that the site be selected within /Wright county. He made a speech in which he said that he thought the amendment would be lost, but he wanted to ask for- recognition. -■* Senator Dunham offered a further amendment, to the effect that Anoka county be considered. Senator ..litis wanted Carver county included, and made a speech alluding to the advan tages of Chaska in location and build ing material. He said they could give a site that is beautiful, and at the same time overlook Carver and Scott county, and even Wright county, if It were not for the woods. He would not ask that Chaska should be selected unless It is the better place. Senator Greer proposed an amendment provid ing for recommending to the board the advisability of adopting the cottage plan of buildings, or buildings for sep arate counties, which was discussed and carried. The amendments as to definite counties were voted down. Senator Yale offered to amend by pro viding for a commission of one from each congressional district, and each of the three great political parties shall be represented. The amendment car ried. Senator Sperry offered an amend ment providing for a separate ward for insane criminals, which was carried. Senator Collester proposed an amend-" ment which carried and gives the com mission power to accept a donation or bonus for a site, and to advertise ' for bids therefor. The bill, with numerous amendments, was recommended* to pass. Nt q- KELLER'S CHARITY. When Senator Keller's bill to appro priate $5,000 for relief of cyclone suffer ers in Steams county was. under con sideration. Senator Miller proposed an amendment to the effect that $25,000 be appropriated, to be placed in the hands of a committee of three, to af ford relief throughout the state. Sen- j ator Keller sat quietly and saw the. amendment carried. He then rose and made a speech that stopped the laugh- ter of the senate. He said that it seemed he was to be secured as a mark to shoot at. Other bills of his had been singled out and killed with a dagger. He had been courteous to oth ers, and would, in the spirit of charity in the future be guided by the golden rule, return good for evil, and cover defects with- the mantle of charity SED ROUGH HANDS Bad complexion, baby blemiahea, and falling **""F! -7 -_. __* ve»t«<l byCim- 8 >_ Wl**BklnJsurifi'in«a_dbeauU. '^H-»__ .'^T *2_?,g *°JL? in the world, as * -*— *— we" aa liQre*t and awoetest of «re .for Pimple- T^^^Sr.^ ?re .for f^S^^wS&S^ dogging of the Som . Bol« lY^ie^Vl His speech was greeted with applause. Senators Stevens and Morgan support ed ;a. motion to reconsider the vote upon: the amendment, and the amend ment of Senator Miller was debated and was lost, and the bill was recom mended to pass. ""■"'-'.- -7-77 Senator Stevens', bill to amend the election law so as to place the name of regular nominees on the official ballot free, while Independent j candidates should charged the usual fee, was defeated. '". ,- S. F. 234, relating to the manufacture and sale of baking powder, was in definitely postponed. Senator Pottgieser's bill to suppress the sale of decayed and tainted poultry and game was recommended to pass. Other bills recommended to pass were: *•>'.-. Senator Sperry's. ' to transfer from the state agency fund to the current expense fund of the state public school. Senator Greer's bill to protect minor stockholders in corporations. Senator Stevens' bill to exempt en gineers from jury duty. Two bills introduced by Senator Sperry relative to the admission and care of children In the state public school. WAR MONUMENT. Senator Miller introduced a bill to authorize the state , capitol commis sioners to erect a soldiers* monument on a portion of the grounds selected as a site for the new capitol. On the monument shall be inscribed each regi ment of Infantry, battery of artillery and battalion of cavalry. The bill ap propriates $100,000 for the purpose of erecting the monument. Senator Theden introduced a bill to provide for the security of moneys de posited with transportation agents and agencies. It provides for the appoint ment by the governor of agents upon the application of a bank and for ex amining the financial status of such agents! Senator Thorpe Introduced a bill to amend the law:* of 1878,' relative to the state board of equalization so as to provide for holding the meetings one week earlier in the year. Senator Howard moved to reconsider the vote by which the Baston pest house bill was Indefinitely postponed a few days ago. This bill prevents the loca catlon of a pest house outside of a city. Senators Wyman and Sheehan op posed the motion, and it was lost. Senator Potter introduced a bill to provide for the inspection of milk and dairy herds in cities and to license dairymen. Senator Yale proposed a bill to limit the terms of aldermen to two years. Senator Thorpe introduced a hill to lease the capitol lands in Kandiyohi county at a rental of 10 cents per acre by the state laud commissioner, and that the county named may sublease the lands at public auction. The "ren tals for the first three years shall be used to pay for draining the lands. Senator Sperry introduced a bill to direct the governor to give notice to, sureties upon official bonds in cases where there is a deficiency or malfeas ance in office. . .'*- Senator Thompson introduced a bill to change the time of holding the dis trict court in Fillmore county to the first Tuesday in April and November, and which was passed under a suspen sion of the rules. Senator Wyman Introduced a com pulsory education bill, which requires parents to send children, under six teen years of age, to school twenty months each year. ELEVATOR SITE SAVED. Senator Ringdal opposed the passage of the bill to sell the state elevator site at Duluth. He said the constitution may be amended in time to permit the erection of the state elevator, and that the site is a good one. The speech had its effect, and the bill was defeated by a vote of 35 to 3. A few others who were inclined to favor the bill changed their votes to, the negative.- Senator Cronkhite also spoke against the pass- age of tho bill, and it ,was interesting : to see the Republicans tumble over 1 themselves in changing their votes, so as not to go on record as opposed to the. wishes of tho Populists in this mat- ter. - " ;,.' 7 Senator Miller's bill to amend the township organization law met with opposition when taken up for passage, and was referred to the author for amendment, at the suggestion of Sena- tor Stevens, who thought the prepara tion for interment. should be made by. Its friends, if such were to be its fate. WIT AND HUMOR. The Robbins bill, to prevent state of- ficials from electioneering— the one which was prompted by the late sena torial election, was given a humorous burial by a vote of 25 to 20. When taken up for final action, Senator Rove- rud said he would like to ask the father of tha bill, If it had ono, what was tho use of Its being allowed to live. Senator Wyman, who had reported a substitute for the original . bill, said that in Its present state It probably had only a mother-in-law. • Senator Howard suggested that there was doubt as to whether it was advis- able to kill the bill or Its mother-in- law. Senator Wyman retorted that he had considerable respect for the ma- ternal relative alluded - to. Senator Thorpe saw no use In the bill. During the progress of the vote Senator Reishus said that while it was like locking the door after the horse had been stolen, yet he would vote for the bill. Senator Wyman said it may be that there may be another horse In the stable, and he would vote for the passage of the bill. The bill to allow Baptist associa tions to transfer property to the Bap- tist state association was passed under a suspension of the rules. The following bills on the calendar were given a third reading and passed: S. F. No. 370, a bill introduced by Senator Jones to amend section 20, of chapter 36, of the General Statutes A. D. 1878, as amended by section 1 of chapter 57, General Laws of the year 1885, relating to school meetings in common school districts. S. F. No. 309, a bill Introduced by Senator Stevens, to amend chapter 250, General Laws ISS9, relating to the salary of the state treasurer's clerk. S. F. No. 450 (substitute for S. F. No. 243), a bill to vest In district courts all trusts relating to town sites hereto- fore "vested /in any judge of said courts. S. F. No. 414, a bill introduced by Senator Morgan, regulating and nam- ing of banking and trust corporations. H. F. No. 116, a bill to prevent the spread of noxious weeds from empty freight cars. , H. F. No. 61,. a bill to amend chapter 13, General Statutes 1878, relating to public highways in townships, and au thorizing the inhabitants of towns to place roads and bridges under man- agement of board of supervisors. Several petitions on the right of re- ligious liberty were sent up and re- ferred to the judiciary committee. * The report of the railroad committee In favor of printing 500 copies of the Ringdal report as to the cost of rail- roads was . adopted. . The committee on finance reported back the bill to provide for a site for the fourth hospital, recommending that the site be not less than 640 acres and cost not more than $40,000. The following appointments by Gov. Clough were confirmed by the senate in open session: Inspector of steam vessels and holl ers for the First district, Ira Padden, of Mower county; for the Second dis trict, . Charles T. Howe, of Pipestone county. Both terms to expire Jan. 1. 1897. ' • - - Members of the state board of vet- erinary medical examiners, terms to •Mlra Jan. J. #97; B. __. iCerby, of , AUTHOR OF "fl MODERN HEATHEN/. The Famous Southern Novelist, Mrs, E. Burke Col- lins, Tells of Her Complete Recovery from Nervous Debility by the Use of Paine's Celery Compound. The London Graphic, in Its recent, summing up of the half-dozen success- : ful novels of. ths year, Includes with Dv Maurier's "Trilby," Hall Cable's I "Manxman," Conan Doyle's "Sherlock i Holmes," "The Heavanly Twins," and ! "Ships That Pass in the Night," Mrs. ! E. Burke Collins' "A Modern Heathen." ! Speaking of this last work of our dis- j tinguished Southern author.thj Graphic , says: j "What George W. Cable's writings are to the Creoles of New Orleans, Miss. Murfree to the rough strata of human ity among the Tennessee, mountains, and Gertrude Atherton to California, Mrs. E. Burke Collins' are to the Acadlans of the Louisiana Pine Lands. I In, her latest work Mrs. Collins has ■truck a new vein in literature, opening to the novel-reading world a vision of ' the real life of the Acadians of the backwoods, among the wild, scarcely known region of the bayous and swamps of- Louisiana," Besides her novels she contributes each week short stories, sketches, etc., I to the prominent magazines and to a •' great variety of other publications. J Although her writing has always been I a labor of love, yet such Incessant men- ! tai exertion, constantly harvesting tho j ideas of her brain without a single idle I: season or fallow time for rest and re- j freshment, could not fall to have its ef- i Ramsey county; W. H. Seruby, of Steams county; J. J. Flnley, of St, Louis county, and J. S. Butler, of Hen nepin county. Janitor state capitol, C. A. Rose, re- appointed. Soon after the senate assembled' for the afternoon sitting President Day announced that word had been re ceived that the jury had returned a verdict of guilty. The senate broke out In applause and a number of sen- ators were heard to declare their hearty satisfaction at the result. Senator W. E. Johnson reported I from the building and loan associa tion committee in favor of passing S. F. 362 as amended, and also the same report as to S. F. 360 and S. F. 361. The senate judiciary committee has I fixed Monday evening at 8 o'clock for a hearing upon the Miller express company bill. This is the one that proposes to regulate charges and I place the matter under the jurisdic tion of the railroad and warehouse commission. • i RAILROAD. HATES. j The Semite Committee Hears *r~ J gran-tents Upon Five Hills. . The senate railroad committee had a j j hearing last evening upon five bills, I [ being S. F. 395, Introduced -by Senator j Culkin; S. F. 419, introduced by Sena- ! j tor Heneman; S. F. 513. introduced » , Senator Smith, and Senator Knatvold's j bill, S. F. 277. all of them designed to i cut down freight rates. M. D. Grover was Invited to address the committee on all of the bills. He began by declaring that either ono of the bills. If it became a law. would In jure the Great Northern road, by de priving it of any profit upon its busi- ness. He thought it might be possible that the gentlemen who introduced the bills had studied out the question of profits and business and wanted him to answer questions. He was ready to meet them if that were true. He said the road was working night and day at reduced rates and reduced salaries to keep alive. Ho felt that he was In a position to ask if any one could show that rates are too high. The company was obliged to serve the peo ple as common carriers for a reason able compensation, and it cannot al- ways have that. He spoke of the fre quent complaints being made as to charges before the warehouse and rail road commission, a board that was formed to regulate rates and- to be a body to whom the people could go with complaints and have any wrongs cor rected. Proceeding, he said: "When the commission makes an or der tho citizen can go home and not be put to the expense of a suit. Their or der makes a case against the company, and the railroad must accept the de- I cision or go to . court to ■ show that it was unfair. "A little over a year ago the requests for lower rates began. First it came from the merchants and then others. "The Great Northern Co. has put into its road over $130,000,000 of hard- earned dollars. It is affected by bad crops,, IX :t>fcea ita risk .at - cany-ell- feet on the recuperative power of her nervous system. At one time she found j herself tired out and weak from such j uninterrupted work; she became nerv ous and Incapable of work; she even i saw nervous prostration staring her in the face. The general toning up that her system -del fo badly she found in Paine's celery compound. Today she is perfectly well and strong again, busy as ever with her brain and pan, audi grateful to Paine's celery compound for the timely help when failure and trouble and despair Seemed about to close round her and shut her off from everything that was dear to her. She says: Z^:yZAX.-'A'Z ."">:"--•'■ NEW ORLEANS. La., Nov. 21, 1891. I wish to. add my mite to the thou sands of testimonials which you havo, received In regard to the efficacy of , this wonderful compound. In my pro- I fesslon of author, such a strengthening j medicine Is Invaluable. l have Just . completed my 95th novel, and constant ' work at the desk had weakened my j constitution,- injured my nerves, and I ' suffered from general debility. When i a person In that condition writes con tinually, living in the realm of fiction! and romance, the effect upon the nerv- ! ous system is lamentable. I was weak and debilitated, suffered from insomnia, ' and was irritable' and 'nervous. Four bottles of Table's celery compound gave tion. If, we could make an agreement j | with the people to charge more when j wheat and lumber was worth double ! what it Is we would be willing to go up and down with you. But we can't do j It. We can only charge what la rea , sonable. The railroad and warehouse . commission made a reduction In grain j rates.: It did not seem possible that we ! could stand It If we could help ii.an.l an ! appeal was taken to the court. The j- Northern Pacific road also asked to be ; .nd, and the matter Is in the court I to have determined whether or not the ! reduction is reasonable. j "The legislature has no right to fix rates. It should be done by the court upon a proper case. The railroads : must live. I don't believe it would benefit this state If the news were j Sashed across to England that you j will not lot a railroad live in this state. , The bill makes the oflicers of the road ; liable to arrest and punishment. I j would suggest that the people have the ; commission to fix rates and courts to I try them. There are $20 0,00 invested I ,■ in roads In this state. In 1892 the Great i Northern road hauled 52,000,000 bushels j of wheat. Is it not well to let the com- mission fix the rates. Pass these bills ' I and the people will have another suit j I on their lands. Not long ago a rate was I j fixed so low that It would prevent i learning enough" to pay expenses of operation, aside from -rest on bonds. The court held that It was not i I just, and that property cannot be I i confiscated. The bills do not fix any J way to determine the justness of the ! reductions or changes. 1 can talk to ' j you for hours and tell you about the - | cost and expense of the roads." j I Senator Heneman asked a question ! ! relative to the long and short haul, i ; and Senator Hansen wanted some; facts, so Col. Grover compiled and ! j went into the history of the Great j Northern road from 18S0, with its Oil ; miles of road and a bonded debt of j $3,000,000, up to the present. j dr. Grover thought no one would j claim that 'the roads could be de- I prived of the right to live. He com- ; pared the rates on the Great Northern road with those on the Union Pa- J clfic, to show that while the latter j road carried more freight the rates for , like distances were higher than on the i Great Northern. He also gave figures ; showing that roads running through a more thickly settled country and : furnishing a much * larger traffic, j charge higher rates. He also called ' attention to the fact that Interstate j business cannot be regulated by this ' legislature. He concluded by asking what would ' mean a reduction of 10 per cent to the ' employes of a railroad company. j Judge Chandler, speaking for the ! Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, ! alluded to the 6,000 miles of road, and ' said that when they got through the ! hard times of 1893 he hoped that they , had got* to the bottom. Ho said that I February of this year is the first month that has shown as large re- ! ceipts as a year ago. The cut pro- posed by the bill, that reduces rates 10 ' per cent, would mean a loss of $•*,»"•,- ' 000. He saw no prospect of an immadl- i ate revival of business. Tho passage of the bills would necessitate a reduo- me strength, quieted my nerves, n*ft_ brought sleep to my pillow. I ..v.* lasting gratitude to this wonderful mcd- icine, and I take pleasure In adding mine to the long lis! of testimonials. Yours gratefully, Mrs. E. Burke Collin* 313 Valence Paine's celery compound is found to best supply the great need of studious, sedentary people. Its extensive use by brain workers, both men and women, suffering from sleeplessness, Indiges tion, or other effects of a deficient nerve force, shows its ability to feed tired, emaciated, nervous tissues. Nothing .•lye has ever possessed anything like the power of Paine's celery compound to restore .-. healthy nervous tone to the entire body, and to thoroughly cleanse the blood. School teachers, professional men, newspaper men, min isters, public officials, men whose dally outlay of vitality, because of hard, try ing, anxious work. Is excessive, find re- newed strength, not only of the nerves, but, through their healthy action, of the entire body, In Paine's celery com- pound, Its use shortly dispels head aches, rheumatic pain, dyspepsia, heart trouble, general debility and languor, and all other outward signs of the grave mischief that comes from disordered nerves and Impure blood. tion In wages, and would force his road into bankruptcy. If approved by the courts. He thought the legislature would not want to do that. G. S. Fernald, of the Northern Pa- cific road, spoke of the struggle that road had gone through and resulted in its going Into the hands of receivers. The cut in rates on one road would affect other roads. He spoke of the reduction of about 10 per cent that has been made In freight rates within a short time. He called attention to the fact that the Northern Pacific, since it went Into the hands of receivers, I went Into able to pay operating ex- has not been abb- t.. pay operatii penses and fixed charges. With the , reductions proposed In the bills it j would make ii probable to place other : roads In the position now obtaining In J the case of the Northern Pacific, and , lead to the deplorable necessity of cut j ting wages of employes. i The committee went into executive .session to consider the bills. Senator ; Smith stated that his bill was intro | duced by request of tin- committee I made up of members of the North Da j kota and the Minnesota legislatures j who had conferred on freight rates. He had told the committee that ho , would not Support the bill. it is : im , liar to one defeated In North Dakota. I Senator Hanson ranted to know what was the usein making the cut in | rati proposed in the bills. He thought ' the continual cutting might result in breaking th© back of the camel at some time. Senator Pottgieser eaid he could not see the use In the legislature making cuts that can be made by the railway and warehouse commission, and moved to recommend Indefinite postponement of the four bills, and Senator Fuller seconded the motion. Senator Ringdal wanted to hear from the railroad and warehouse commission, as did also Sen ator Hem-man. before action was taken upon the bills. Senator Fuller -aid that he did not want to hear the board upon the pres ent bills. Senator Stockton said that his past experience was that the board would not give them any light upon the bills. Senator Lloyd said that he would vote against tho bills, but de- sired to hear the railway and ware house commission before action was taken. It was decided to ask the board to appear before tha committee Tues day night and make suggestions as to what may be done In the way of grant- Ing the railway and warehouse commis -ton greater power to regulata ratc3. Action on the four bills was deferred until after that meeting, but It was understood that Senators Smith, Fuller, Pottgieser, Hi leman, Hanson, Jones! Lloyd and Stockton would vote against the bills. LICENSE BOOTBLACKS. The senate Judiciary committee had a hearing last evening upon the bill to license newsboys and bootblacks. There were a number of citizens from St. Paul and "Minneapolis present to discuss the need of some law of the kind proposed In a bill Introduced In the senate. It was decided to refer the bill to Gen. John B. Sanborn to make soma amend ments, and the bill, as amended, will be weported to the senate with a recom mendation that It be passed. 5