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in any publication to sign his name thereto.

FARLEY A. DARE, Walker, Cass Co. Editor Pilot; for
Gordon for speaker; for county option and the abolition of
road houses, but against prohibition; for equal suffrage and
semi-monthly pay day, but opposed to repeal of Elwell road
law; for the boxing bill, but did not vote on civil service
repeal; against the Guilford amendments and for the street
railway bill.

LEVI M. DAVIS, Osakis, Todd Co. Lawyer; for Flowers
for speaker, tho he refused to be pledged to anyone until
the last; against county option, because he favored prohibi-
tion; for abolition of road-side saloons; for equal suffrage,
semi-monthly pay day and repeal of the Elwell road law;
for civil service repeal, but against the boxing bill; for the
Guilford amendments and against the street railway bill;
a persistent hunter and killer of "woodchucks" and a "watch
dog of the treasury."

G. W. DEALAND, Worthington, Nobles Co. Farmer and
former school teacher; for Gordon for speaker; for county
option and all temperance laws, equal suffrage and repeal of
the Elwell road law, but against -semi-monthly pay day;
against the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for both
Guilford amendments, but for the street railway bill on final
passage.



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ANDREW O. DEVOLD, Minneapolis. A Socialist who in-
sisted on injecting his party affiliation into every question
wherever possible; for Flowers for speaker at fifst, but finally
nominated and voted for Woodfill, another Socialist, who had
been pledged to Gordon; against county option, for abolition
of road-side saloons, but did not vote on prohibition; for
equal suffrage, but was absent when the vote was taken;
for semi-monthly pay day and against the street railway bill;
for the boxing bill and civil service repeal; did not vote on
the Elwell road law repeal; for both Guilford amendments
to the street railway bill.

RICHARD DUNLEAVY, First Ward, Minneapolis. For
twenty years an employe of the city as foreman; for Flowers
for speaker; against county option and prohibition, but for
anti-road house bill; against equal suffrage and repeal of
the Elwell road law, but for semi-monthly pay day; for the
boxing bill and civil service repeal; against the Guilford
amendments and for the street railway bill; author of a bill
to prohibit the importation of "gunmen."

JAMES DWYER, Third Ward, Minneapolis. Ice business
and for twelve years a member of the city council; member
of the House in 1913; introduced a bill to abolish the civil
service system of Minneapolis and also a bill to do away
with the city purchasing department; a Flowers man from
the start; against all temperance laws except the anti-road
house bill, and tried hard to prevent this from coming to a
vote; against equal suffrage and repeal of the Elwell road
law, but for semi-monthly pay day; for the boxing bill and
civil service repeal; against the Guilford amendments and
for the street railway bill.

J. H. ERICKSON, Clinton, Big Stone Co. Banker; his
first act was to repudiate his written pledge to Gordon and
support Flowers for speaker (see chapter on the speakership) ;
was made chairman of the committee on banks and banking;
for county option, against prohibition, but did not vote on
the road house bill; against equal suffrage, but for semi-
monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; for the
boxing bill, but against civil service repeal; for the street
railway bill; for the first Guilford amendment, but against
the second.

JAMES FERRIER, St. Charles, Winona Co. Farmer and
blooded stock raiser; member of the House in 1913; for
Flowers for speaker; against county option and prohibition,
but for the anti-road house bill, tho tried to prevent it
from coming to a vote; did not vote on equal suffrage; against
semi-monthly pay day, but for repeal of the Elwell road law;
for the boxing bill, but did not vote on civil service repeal;
against the Guilford amendments and for the street rail-
way bill.

GEORGE M. FLYNN, Medford, Steele Co. Farmer; sup-
ported Gordon for speaker ; for county option and other tem-
perance laws, except prohibition by statute; for equal suffrage
and the repeal of the Elwell road law, but against semi-
monthly pay day; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal;



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against the Guilford amendments and for the street rail-
way bill.

H. H. FLOWERS, Cleveland, LeSueur Co. Banker and
land owner; (see chapter- on the speaker ship contest) ; mem-
ber of the House in 1913; against county option and pro-
hibition, but for the abolition of road-side saloons; did not
vote on equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay day nor repeal of
Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal;
for the Guilford amendments, but for the street railway bill
on final passage.

P. H. PRYE, Willmar, Kandiyohi Co. Lawyer, farmer,
member of co-operative elevator company and store; member
of the House in 1913; supported Gordon for speaker; for
county option and all temperance laws, equal suffrage, semi-
monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; against the
boxing bill, but for civil service repeal; for the Guilford
amendments and against the street railway bill.

JOHN G. GERLICK, Mankato, Blue Earth Co. Farmer
and raiser of blooded hogs; supported Flowers for speaker;
opposed county option and all temperance laws, equal suf-
frage, initiative and referendum and semi-monthly pay day,
but was for the repeal of the Elwell road law; for the boxing
bill and civil service repeal; against the Guilford amend-
ments and for the street railway bill.

JOHN H. GILL, Virginia, St. Louis Co. Steam shovel
engineer; supported Gordon for speaker; for county option
and all temperance laws, equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay
day and the Elwell road law repeal; for the boxing bill, the
street railway bill, and civil service repeal; for the first
Guilford amendment but against the second.

CHARLES A. GILMAN, St. Cloud, Stearns Co. Lawyer;
oldest member of the House (83); once lieutenant governor;
for Flowers for speaker; opposed county option and all tem-
perance laws ; author of a resolution to investigate the gross
earnings system of taxing corporations; against equal suf-
frage, initiative and referendum, semi-monthly pay day and
repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and civil serv-
ice repeal; against the Guilford amendments and for the
street railway bill.

THOMAS H. GIRLING, Robbinsdale, Hennepin Co. Print-
ing business; member of the House in 1903; a very active
supporter of Flowers for speaker, chairman of the rules com-
mittee, and taxes and tax laws; against county option and
prohibition, but for the abolition of road-side saloons, tho
he tried to prevent it from coming to a vote; against equal
suffrage and initiative and referendum, but for semi-monthly
pay day and repeal of the Elwell road law; for the boxing bill
and civil service repeal; against the Guilford amendments
and for the street railway bill.

SAM Y. GORDON, Ortonville, Traverse Co. Editor Inter-
Lake Tribune; ex-lieutenant governor; candidate of the pro-
gressive element for speaker; (see chapter on the speaker-
ship); for county option and all temperance laws; author
of the famous "Seven Sisters" for the reform of the state



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administration; for equal suffrage and repeal of Elwell road
law, but did not vote on semi-monthly pay day; for the boxing
bill, but against civil service repeal; for both the Guilford
amendments but for the street railway bill on final passage.

GEORGE W. GRANT, Windom, Cottonwood Co. For
Gordon for speaker; for county option and all temperance
laws, equal suffrage and semi-monthly pay day, but did not
vote on repeal of Elwell road law; against the boxing bill
and civil service repeal; for the Guilford amendments and
against the street railway bill.

THOMAS J. GREENE, Ninth Ward, St. Paul. Served
four years as a deputy clerk of court; two years as deputy
sheriff; four terms in the legislature; did not take a position
on the speakership until the day before the meeting of the
House to choose a speaker, then came out for Flowers; against
county option and prohibition; did not vote on the road house
bill; for equal suffrage and semi-monthly pay day, but against
repeal of the Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and repeal
of civil service; against the Guilford amendments to the street
railway bill, but did not vote on final passage of the bill.

PAUL GUILFORD, Thirteenth Ward, Minneapolis. Law-
yer; active member of Saturday Lunch Club and other pro-
gressive organizations; a supporter of Gordon for speaker
from the start; for county option and all temperance laws,
except prohibition by statute; for equal suffrage and semi-
monthly pay day, but against repeal of Elwell road law;
against the boxing bill and civil service repeal; tried to im-
prove the street railway bill by amending it, but was voted
down on the one of most importance; voted against the bill.

AUGUST HAFFTEN, Buffalo, Wright Co. For many
years holder of county offices; for Flowers for speaker; against
county option and prohibition, but did not vote on the anti-
road house bill; against equal suffrage and semi-monthly pay
day, but for repeal of the Elwell road law; against
the boxing bill, but was for civil service repeal; for the Guil-
ford amendments and against the street railway bill.

H. W. HAISLET, St. James, Watonwan Co. Editor; sup-
ported Flowers for speaker; was appointed chairman of com-
mittee on legislative expenses; against county option and pro-
hibition, but did not vote on the anti-road house bill; against
equal suffrage, but for semi-monthly pay day and repeal of
Elwell road law; against the boxing bill, but did not vote on
civil service repeal; against the Guilford amendments and
for the street railway bill.

H. H. HARRISON, Stillwater, Washington Co. Civil En-
gineer; for Flowers for speaker; against county option, spoke
for prohibition, but was absent when the vote was taken on
the prohibition amendment; against prohibition by statute,
but for the abolition of the road-side saloons; for equal suf-
frage; against semi-monthly pay day and did not vote on
repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and civil serv-
ice repeal; against the Guilford amendments and for the
street railway bill.

JOHN M. HARRISON, Eighth Ward, Minneapolis. In-



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surance, with Coklin-Zonne Co.; for Flowers for speaker;
chairman of insurance committee; for county option and the
abolition of road-side saloons, but against prohibition ; fathered
the bill to limit taxation on the iron ranges in the interest
of the mine owners; for equal suffrage, but against initiative
and referendum and El well road law repeal; for semi-monthly
pay day; for the boxing bill, but against civil service repeal;
against the Guilford amendments and for the street rail-
way bill.

ALBERT HAUSER, Sleeply Eye, Brown Co. Lawyer; for
Gordon for speaker; for county option and all temperance
laws except prohibition by statute; for equal suffrage and
repeal of Elwell road law, but against semi-monthly pay day;
against the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for the Guil-
ford amendments and against the street railway bill.

E. R. HINDS, Hubbard, Hubbard Co. For Flowers for
speaker; chairman public doman committee; against county
option, but for prohibition and the anti-road house bill ; did
not vote on equal suffrage nor semi-monthly pay day; against
repeal of Elwell road law; against the boxing bill, but for
civil service repeal; against the Guilford amendments and
for the street railway bill.

TOB'IAS HOGENSON, Stewartville, Olmstead Co. Bank-
er; for Gordon for speaker; for county option and the
anti-roadhouse bill, but against prohibition, equal suffrage and
semi-monthly pay day; for the Elwell law repeal; against the
boxing bill and did not vote on civil service repeal; against
the Guilford amendments and for the street railway bill.

HENRY HOLMES, Big Lake, Sherburne Co. Farmer and
Congregational minister; for Gordon for speaker; for county
option and the anti-road house bill, for constitutional pro-
hibition but against statutory prohibition; for equal suffrage,
civil service, semi-monthly pay day, repeal of Elwell law,
and against the boxing bill; for the Guilford amendments and
against the street railway bill; author of the teachers' en-
dowment and retirement fund.

JOHN B. HOMPE, Deer Creek, Otter Tail Co. Merchant;
for Gordon for speaker; for county option, constitutional
prohibition and the anti-road house bill, but against statutory
prohibition; for equal suffrage and repeal of the Elwell road
law; against semi-monthly pay day; for the boxing bill, but
against civil service repeal ; for the Guilford amendments and
against the street railway bill.

CHARLES E. HULBERT, Eden Prairie, Hennepin Co.
Farmer; for Gordon for speaker; for county option and all
temperance laws, equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay day and
repeal of Elwell road law; against the boxing bill and civil
service repeal; for the Guilford amendments, but for the street
railway bill on final passage.

JAMES H. HYNES, Eighth Ward, St. Paul. Undertaker;
represents a workingman's district; for Flowers for speaker;
author of a bill to require semi-monthly pay day by corpora-
tions; against county option and prohibition, but "for the
abolition of road-side saloons; for equal suffrage, semi-monthly



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pay day and repeal of Elweil road l,a,w; for the boxing bill
and civil service repeal; for* the Girt!fori'< atv.<r.d ? nents but
for the street railway bill on final passage: '* '

EDWARD INDREHUS, Foley, Benton Co. Farmer; dis-
trict largely Polanders; was pledged against county option
and equal suffrage; one of the Minnesota delegates that nomi-
nated Woodrow Wilson for president; for Flowers for speaker;
voted for constitutional prohibition amendment, but . against
prohibition by statute; did not vote on the anti-road house bill;
had been excused and was absent; for repeal of Elwell road
law, but against semi-monthly pay day; against the boxing
bill and civil service repeal; for the Guilford amendments
and against the street railway bill; as chairman of the game
and fish committee he secured 'some valuable changes in the
game and fish laws.

MAGNUS JOHNSON, Litchfield, Meeker Co. Farmer; ex-
president Minnesota Society of Equity; for Gordon for speaker;
for county option and all temperance laws; strongly opposed
to chamber of commerce, and author of bills to correct abuses
in the handling of grain ; for equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay
day and repeal of Elwell road law; against the boxing bill,
but for repeal of civil service; for the Guilford amendments
and against the street railway bill.

J. T. JOHNSON, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Co. Druggist;
for Gordon for speaker; for county option and the anti-road
house bill, but against prohibition; against presidential suf-
frage for women, tho he voted two years ago to submit
the equal suffrage amendment; against semi-monthly pay day,
but for repeal of Elwell road law; against the boxing bill
and civil service repeal; for Guilford amendments, but for
street railway bill on final passage.

THOMAS KNEELAND, Fifth and Sixth Wards, Minne-
apolis. Lawyer; for Gordon for speaker; for county option
and anti-road house bill; for equal suffrage, tho absent and not
voting; for semi-monthly pay day, but against repeal of El-
well law; for the boxing bill, but against civil service repeal;
for the street railway after voting against one Guilford amend-
ment and not voting on the other.

KNUTE KNUTSON, Benson, Swift Co. Farmer; for Gor-
don for speaker; for county option and the anti-road house
bill, against prohibition by statute, but did not vote on con-
stitutional prohibition nor equal suffrage; for semi-monthly
pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; against the boxing
bill, but for civil service repeal; for the street railway bill
and against both Guilford amendments.

P. H. KONZEN, Hallock, Kittson Co. Lawyer; for Gordon
for speaker; for county option and anti-road house bill, but
against prohibition and equal suffrage; did not vote on semi-
monthly pay day but was for repeal of Elwell road law; for
the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for the street railway
bill and against the Guilford amendments.

W. J. KUNTZ, Waconia, Carver Co. Banker; for Flowers
for speaker; against county option, all temperance laws and
equal suffrage; for semi-monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell



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road law; for the boxing bill. and repeal of civil service; for
the streev. raiiw.ay - bi'l after, voting against one Guilford
amendment and: i'or the "other.

JOHN A LARIMORE, Seventh and Thirteenth Wards,
Minneapolis. Lawyer; for Flowers for speaker very actively;
chairman judiciary committee; against county option and
statutory prohibition, but for the anti-road house bill; author,
with Davis, of the constitutional amendment for prohibition;
for equal suffrage, but against initiative and referendum; for
semi-monthly pay day, but against repeal of Elwell road law;
for the boxing bill and repeal of civil service; for the street
railway bill and against both Guilford amendments. See
p. 112.

ADOLPH LARSON, Sandstone, Pine Co. Merchant; for
Gordon for speaker; for county option and all temperance
laws, equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay day and repeal of
Elwell road law; against the boxing bill and civil service
repeal; for both Guilford amendments and against the street
railway bill.

GEORGE P. LATTIN, Freeborn, Freeborn Co. Farmer;
for Gordon for speaker; for county option and all temperance
laws, equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay day and repeal of
Elwell road law; against the boxing bill and civil service re-
peal; for both Guilford amendments and against the street
railway bill.

TVER J. LEE, Glenwood, Pope Co. Farmer, superinten-
dent of county schools; member of the House 1909-11; for
Gordon for speaker; for county option, all temperance laws,
equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell road
law; against the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for the
Guilford amendments to the street railway bill, and then
against the bill.

A. L. LENNON, First and Third Wards, Minneapolis;
both sides of the river from steel arch bridge northward.
For Flowers for speaker, and was made chairman of the com-
mittee on cities; against county option and prohibition, but
did not vote on the anti-road house bill; against equal suf-
frage; author of public defender bill; for labor legislation;
opposed to civil service; for semi-monthly pay day, but against
repeal of Elwell road law; against Guilford amendments
and for street railway bill.

HUGH LEONARD, Millville, Wabasha Co. Farmer;
elected on anti-county option platform; for Flowers for speak-
er; against county option and prohibition; did not vote on
anti-road house bill; against equal suffrage and semi-monthly
pay day, but for repeal of Elwell road law; against Guilford
amendments and for the street railway bill.

L. A. LYDIARD, Eighth Ward, Minneapolis. Former city
clerk, now engaged in land business; has been in the House
for several sessions; a consistent, persistent active leader of
the reactionary forces; chairman of the Hennepin delegation;
active for Flowers from the start, and was made chairman
of the grain and warehouse committee, where he strongly
opposed all bills aimed at the methods of the chamber of
commerce; against county option, for prohibition and the



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anti-road house bill; against equal suffrage, initiative and
referendum and repeal of Elwell road law, but for semi-
monthly pay day; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal;
against the Guilford amendments and for the street rail-
way bill.

T. J. M'GRATH, Sixth and Eighth Wards, St. Paul.
Lawyer; prominent labor advocate; for Flowers for speaker;
chairman of labor committee; against county option and pro-
hibition, but for the anti-road house bill on final passage,
tho he tried to prevent it from coming to a vote; a very
able advocate of all labor legislation, including semi-monthly
pay bill, improvement of compensation act, etc. ; against equal
suffrage, civil service and repeal of Elwell law; for the boxing
bill; but against the street railway bill after voting for both
Guilford amendments.

WALTER H. M'LAUGHLIN, Faribault, Rice Co. Farmer;
for Flowers for speaker; against county option and prohibi-
tion, but for anti-road house bill on final passage, tho he
tried to prevent it from coming to a vote; against equal suf-
frage; for semi-monthly pay day and repeal of the Elwell
road law; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal; against
the street railway bill after voting against both Guilford
amendments.

J. E. MADIGAN, Maple Lake, Wright Co. Lawyer;
for Gordon for speaker ; for county option and anti-road house
bill, but against prohibition; for equal suffrage, semi-monthly
pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; against the boxing
bill, but for civil service repeal; for both the Guilford amend-
ments to the street railway bill, but voted for the bill on
final passage; always had to know just what he was
voting on.

CARL G. MALMBERG, Forest Lake, Washington Co.
Banker; for Flowers for speaker; against county option and
prohibition, but for the anti-road house bill; against equal suf-
frage; for semi-monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell road
law; for repeal of civil service, but did not vote on the
boxing bill; for the street railway bill after voting against
both Guilford amendments.

PAUL MARSCHALK, Warroad, Roseau Co. Engaged
in Commercial fishing on Lake of the Woods; for Gordon for
speaker; for county option and the anti-road house bill, against
prohibition; for equal suffrage, but was absent and did not
vote; for semi-monthly pay day, but did not vote on repeal
of Elwell road law ; for the boxing bill and civil service re-
peal; for street railway bill after voting against both Guil-
ford amendments.

PAUL J. MARWIN, Ninth Ward, Minneapolis. Lawyer;
for Gordon for speaker; for county option and all temperance
laws, equal suffrage, civil service and semi-montthly pay day;
but against repeal of Elwell road law; did not vote on the
boxing bill; for both Guilford amendments and against
street railway bill.

H. J. MINER, International Falls, Koochiching Co.
Printing business, had been a member of both House and



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Senate in N. Dakota; for Flowers for speaker; against county
option and statutory prohibition, but did not vote on consti-
tutional amendment for prohibition and the anti-road house
bill; did not vote on equal suffrage-; against semi-monthly
pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill
but did not vote on repeal of civil service; for street rail-
way bill and against one of the Guilford amendments but did
not vote on the other.

FRANK E. MINNETTE, Sauk Center, Stearns Co.
Farming and general business, represents a very conserva-
tive constituency, largely Germans; toward the last of the
contest decided to support Flowers for speaker; against county
option, all temperance laws and equal suffrage; author of the
telephone bill which became a law; for semi-monthly pay
day and repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill, but
did not vote on civil service repeal; against both Guilford
amendments and for the street railway bill.

GEO. H. MOELLER, Fourth Ward, St. Paul. With the
Corning Advertising Agency; for Flowers for speaker; against
county option and prohibition, but for the anti-road house
bill, tho he tried to prevent it from coming to a vote;
against equal suffrage, tho he voted for it two years be-
fore, champion of the boxing bill and against civil service;
for semi-monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; did
not vote on the street railway bill nor either Guilford amend-
ment.

T. T. MORKEN, Crookston, Polk Co. Lawyer and Judge
of Probate; for Gordon for speaker; for county option and
all temperance laws, equal suffrage, repeal of Elwell law and
semi-monthly pay day; against the boxing bill but did not
vote on civil service repeal; "for both Guilford amendments
to the street railway bill, but for the bill on final passage.

ALFRED W. MUELLER, New Ulm, Brown Co. Lawyer,
defeated Albert Pfaender for the seat; for Flowers for
speaker; against county option and prohibition, but for the
anti-road house bill; did not vote on equal suffrage; for semi-


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