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monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; for the box-
ing bill but against civil service repeal; did not vote on the
street railway bill nor on either Guilford amendment.

CHAS. T. MURPHY, Aurora, St. Louis Co. Lawyer; for
Gordon for speaker; against county option and prohibition,
but for the anti-road house bill, for equal suffrage and semi-
monthly pay day; but against repeal of Elwell road law; for
the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for the street railway
bill and against both Guilford amendments.

E. N. NELSON, West end of Duluth. Sash and door man-
ufacturer; for Flowers for speaker; against county option
and prohibition, but for the anti-road house bill; against equal
suffrage, for semi-monthly pay day but against repeal of
Elwell road law; for the boxing bill, but did not vote on civil
service repeal; for the street railway and against both Guil-
ford amendments.

CHAS. F. NEITZEL, Bird Island, Renvelle Co. Merchant ;
for Flowers for speaker; against county option and prohibi-
tion, but for anti-road house bill, tho he tried to prevent



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it from coming to a vote; against equal suffrage, and semi-
monthly pay day, but for the repeal of the Elwell road law;
for the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for street railway
bill and against both Guilford amendments.

FRANK E. NIMOCKS, Fourth Ward, Minneapolis.
Collection business; 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 and repeal of Elwell road law, but for the semi-
monthly pay day; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal;
for the street railway bill and against both Guilford amend-
ments; author of the bill against habit-forming drugs.

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

WILLIAM J. NORTH, East end Duluth For Flowers for
speaker; against county option and prohibition, but for the
anti-road house bill, tho he tried to prevent it from com-
ing to a vote; against equal suffrage and repeal of the Elwell
road law, but did not vote on the semi-montthly pay day;
for the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for the street
railway bill and against both Guilford amendments.

W. I. NORTON, Second Ward, Minneapolis. University
district. Lawyer and Attorney for Anti-Saloon League; for
Gordon for speaker; for county option, prohibition, anti-road
house bill, equal suffrage, civil service and semi-monthly pay
day: against the boxing bill and the street railway bill and
for both Guilford amendments; against repeal of Elwell law.

B. G. NOVAK, Eighth Ward, St. Paul. Retail Grocer;
for Flowers for speaker; against county option and prohibi-
tion but for the anti-road house bill; did not vote on equal suf-
frage, author of a bill to open school houses for all kinds of
public meetings; for semi-monthly pay day and repeal of the
Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal;
for both the Guilford amendments and against the street
railway bill.

ANDREW OLIEN, Clarkfield, Yellow Medicine Co.
Farmer and Merchant; was elected unopposed; for Gordon
for speaker, for county option, prohibition and anti-road house
.bill; for equal suffrage, repeal of Elwell law and semi-monthly
pay day; against the boxing bill and civil service repeal;
for both Guilford amendments and against the street railway
bill.

JOHN W. PAPKE, Waseca, Waseca Co. Elected unop-
posed; farmer; for Flowers for speaker; against temperance
laws, against equal suffrage, tho he voted for it two years ago,
against initiative and referendum, for semi-monthly pay day
and repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and repeal
of civil service; for the street railway bill and against both
Guilford amendments.

RALPH J. PARKER, Spring Valley, Fillmore Co. Law-



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yer; for Gordon for speaker, for county option, constitutional
prohibition and anti-road house bill; for equal suffrage and
repeal of the Elwell road law; but against semi-monthly pay
day, against the boxing bill, but did not vote on civil service
repeal; for the first Guilford amendment but against the
second and for the street railway bill on final passage.

L. G. PENDERGAST, Bemidji, Beltrami Co. Real estate
business; his one supreme object was to secure a State
Normal School for Bemidji arid partially succeeded; for
Flowers for speaker; against all temperance laws; failed to
vote on equal suffrage, though known to be in favor of it;
for semi-monthly pay day, but against repeal of Elwell road
law ; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal ; not voting on
street railway bill.

ANTON PETERSON, Mora, Kanabec Co. For twelve
years County Auditor; for Gordon for Speaker; for county
option and all temperance laws, equal suffrage, semi-monthly
pay day and repeal of the Elwell road law; against the box-
ing bill and civil service repeal; for both Guilford amend-
ments and against street railway bill.

A. M. PETERSON, Coleraine, Itasca Co. Lawyer; for
Gordon for speaker; for county option and the anti-road house
bill; but against prohibition; against presidential suffrage
for women, semi-monthly pay day and against 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.

OLE A. PIKOP, Elbow Lake, Grant Co. Farmer; for
Gordon for speaker; for county option, constitutional prohibi-
tion and anti-road house bill; but did not vote on presidential
suffrage; for semi-monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell
road law; for civil service repeal, but against the box-
ing bill; for street railway and split on the Guilford amend-
ments.

ERNEST C. PLESS, Gibbon, Sibley Co. Miller; for
Flowers for speaker; against county option and the anti-road-
house bill, but did not vote on prohibition; did not vote on
presidential suffrage for women; author of a bill to restore
the death penalty in certain cases; for semi-monthly pay day
and repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and civil
service repeal; for the street railway bill and against both
Guilford amendments.

ALBERT F. PRATT, Anoka, Anoka and Isanti Counties.
Lawyer; elected unopposed; for Gordon for speaker; for
county option, anti-road house bill, constitutional prohibition
and equal suffrage; voted against statutory prohibition; for
repeal of Elwell road law, but against semi-monthly pay day;
against the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for both Guil-
ford amendments but for the street railway bill on final pas-
sage. A member who had to be shown.

H. A. PUTNAM, Battle Lake, Ottertail Co. Farmer, mem-
ber of the House in 1909-11-13; 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



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boxing bill and civil service repeal; for both Guilford amend-
ments but for the street railway bill on final passage.

E. R. RIBENACK, Central District, Duluth. Hotel keeper;
for Flowers for speaker; against county option, prohibition
and equal suffrage, but favored anti-road hquse bill on final
passage, tho he tried to prevent it from coming to a vote;
for semi-monthly pay day but against repeal of Elwell road
law; for civil service repeal, but not voting on the boxing
bill; against both Guilford amendments and for the street
railway bill.

GEO W. RODENBERG, Dayton's Bluff, St. Paul. Insur-
ance business; for Flowers for speaker; against county op-
tion, prohibition, equal suffrage and initiative and referendum,
but voted for the anti-road house bill tho he tried to
prevent it from coming to a vote; author of bills to require
all patent medicines to show contents on the label; for- semi-
monthly pay day; but against repeal of Elwell road law;
for the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for street railway
bill; against. one Guilford amendment, but did not votte on the
other.

JOHN B. SANBORN, Eleventh Ward, St. Paul. Lawyer;
for Gordon for speaker; for county option, anti-road house
bill and equal suffrage; against prohibition and semi-monthly
pay day, but for repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing
bill, but against civil service repeal; for the street railway
bill and against both Guilford amendments.

CHAS. L. SAWYER, Fifth and Sixth Wards, Minneapolis.
Real estate; was pledged to Gordon for speaker, but at the
last moment voted for Flowers; (see chapter on County Op-
tion and the Speakership) was chairman of the committee
on public accounts and expenditures; promised to vote for
county option but voted against it; voted for constitutional
prohibition, the anti-road house bill, equal suffrage and semi-
monthly pay day; for the boxing bill, but against civil service
repeal; for the street railway bill, but split on the Guilford
amendments; against repeal of the Elwell road law.

SPENCER J. SEARLS, Carleton Co. Lawyer; for Gordon
for speaker (see chapter on Speakership) ; for county option,
all temperance laws and equal suffrage; but against semi-
monthly pay day and did not vote on repeal of Elwell road
law; introduced a bill to tax improved property at a lower
rate than vacant and unimproved; for the boxing bill, but
against civil service repeal; for both Guilford amendments,
but for street railway bill on final passage.

FRED SEEBACH, Red Wing, Goodhue Co. Held various
public offices for many years; member of the House in 1913;
for Flowers for speaker; against all temperance laws; for
presidential suffrage for women, semi-monthly pay day and
repeal of the Elwell road law; against the boxing bill, but
for civil service repeal; against both Guilford amendments
and against the street railway bill on final passage.

JOHN SCHROOTEN, Fairmont, Martin Co. County Trea-
surer for many years; for Flowers for speaker; against all
temperance laws, against equal suffrage, initiative and refer-
endum and semi-monthly pay day, but for repeal of Elwell



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road law; against the boxing bill, but for civil service repeal;
for the street railway bill and against the Guilford amend-
ments.

SAMUEL C. SCOTT, Hibbing, St. Louis Co. Lawyer;
for Gordon for speaker, tho he voted for Flowers on
the first ballot; (see chapter on the Speakership) against all
temperance laws; for equal suffrage and semi-monthly pay
day, but against repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing
bill, but not voting on civil service repeal; for the street rail-
way bill and against both Guilford amendments.

I. I. SLITER, Houston, Houston Co. Farmer; for
Flowers for Speaker; against county option and prohibition,
but for the anti-road house bill; for initiative and referendum,
but did not vote on suffrage for women; for the semi-monthly
pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; for both Guilford
amendments and against the street railway bill; against the
boxing bill, but did not vote on civil service repeal.

HENRY SMITH, Lake Benton, Lincoln Co. Farmer; for
Flowers for Speaker; against all temperance -laws except
anti-road house bill; against equal suffrage and semi-monthly
pay day, but for repeal of Elwell road law; against the box-
ing bill, but did not vote on civil service repeal; for the
street railway bill but split his vote on the Guilford amend-
ment.

GILBERT SORFLATEN, Austin, Mower Co. Farm lands
and investments; for Gordon for speaker; for all temper-
ance laws except statutory prohibition; for equal suffrage,
semi-monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; for the
boxing bill but against civil service repeal; against the street
railway bill and for both Guilford amendments.

CLAUDE E. -SOUTHWICK, Wells, Faribault Co. Lawyer,
elected unopposed; for Gordon for speaker; for all temper-
ance laws except statutory prohibition; for equal suffrage,
but against semi-monthly pay day and repeal of the Elwell
road law; against the boxing bill, but did not vote on civil
service repeal; for the street railway bill and against both
Guilford amendments.

L. C. SPOONER, Morris, Stevens Co. Lawyer and large
land owner; member of the House in 1907-09-11-13; (see
chapter on speakership and county option) ; for Flowers for
speaker; voted for county option and constitutional prohibi-
tion, against statutory prohibition, was excused and absent
the day the anti-road house bill was passed; against presi-
dential suffrage for women and semi-monthly pay day, but for
repeal of the Elwell road law; for the boxing bill, but did not
vote on civil service repeal; for the street railway bill, but
for one Guilford amendment and did not vote on the other..

HENRY STEEN, Winona, Winona Co. Salesman, repre-
sents a strong anti-county option district; member of the
House in 1913; for Flowers for speaker; against all temper-
ance laws and equal suffrage; for semi-monthly pay day, but
against repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and
civil service repeal; for the street railway bill and against
botth Guilford amendments.

OSCAR C. STENVICK, Bagley, Clearwater Co. Lawyer;
for Gordon for speaker; (see chapter on speakership); for



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all temperance laws, equal suffrage, repeal of Elwell road
law and semi-monthly pay day; for the boxing bill and civil
service repeal; against street railway bill and both Guilford
amendments.

CHARLES L. STEVENS, Warren, Marshall Co. Lawyer
and Editor; for Gordon for speaker; for 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 both Guilford amendments but for the street railway bill
on final passage.

HENRY STOETZEL, Freeport, R. F. D,. Stearns Co.
Farmer and Teacher, represents a strong anti-county option
district; for Flowers for speaker; against county option and
prohibition; was excused and absent on the day the anti-
road house bill was passed; against equal suffrage, but for
semi-monthly pay day and repeal of the Elwell road law;
for the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for both Guilford
amendments and against the street railway bill.

GEO. C. -SUDHEIMER, Midway. District North of Uni-
versity Ave., St. Paul. Lawyer; for Flowers for speaker;
against county option and statutory prohibition; did not vote
on constitutional prohibition nor the anti-road house bill;
against equal suffrage; for semi-monthly pay day, but did
not vote on repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill
and civil service repeal; for the street railway bill and against
both Guilford amendments.

JOHN SWANSON, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards, Min-
neapolis. Grocer; for Gordon for speaker; for all temperance
laws, equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay day and repeal of
the Elwell road law; against the boxing bill but for civil
service repeal; for both Guilford amendments and against the
street railway bill.

OSCAR A. SWENSON, Nicollet, R. 2, Nicollet Co.
Farmer; for Flower for speaker; against county option, statu-
tory prohibition and presidential suffrage for women; (see
chapter on county option) voted for constitutional prohibi-
tion and the anti-road house bill; against semi-monthly pay
but for repeal of Elwell road law; against the boxing bill,
but for civil service repeal; for one and against the other
of the Guilford amendments to the street railway bill and
for the bill on final passage.

EDW. R. SYVERSON, Ironton, Crow Wing Co. Real
Estate and Insurance; for Flowers for speaker; against county
option, prohibition and equal suffrage; had been excused and
was not present when the anti-road house bill passed; for
semi-monthly pay day but did not vote on repeal of Elwell
road law; for the boxing bill, civil service repeal and street
railway bill; favored one of the Guilford amendments, but
did not vote on the other.

A. F. TEIGEN, Montevideo, Chippewa Co. Farmer,
member of co-operative exchange; for Gordon for speaker;
for all temperance laws except statutory prohibition; for
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 botth Guilford amendments and
against the street railway bill.



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LARS O. TEIGEN, Jackson, Jackson Co. Farmer; for
Gordon for speaker; for all temperance laws, equal suffrage,
semi-monthly pay day and repeal of Elwell road law.; against
the boxing bill, but did not vote on civil service repeal; for
both Guilford amendments and against the street railway bill.

H. O. THOMPSON, Amboy, Blue Earth Co. Farmer;
for Gordon for speaker; (see chapter on the speakership) ;
for all temperance laws, equal suffrage and semi-monthly pay
day, but against repeal of Elwell road law; against the box-
ing bill and civil service repeal; for both Guilford amend-
ments and against street railway bill.

A. L. THOMPSON, Mahnomen, Mahnomen Co. Lawyer
and Banker; on first ballot for Gordon, but on the second
ballot voted for Flowers; for county option, against prohibi-
tion and did not vote on the anti-road house bill; for equal
suffrage; against semi-monthly pay day, but for repeal of
Elwell road law; against the boxing bill and civil service
repeal; for the street railway bill and against both Guilford
amendments.

J. M. THORNTON, Fifth Ward, .St. Paul. Contractor;
refused to be pledged on speakership, but came out for
Flowers on the day before the election of speaker; against
county option and prohibition, but did not vote on anti-road
house bill; against equal suffrage tho for it two years
ago; for semi-monthly pay day, but against repeal of Elwell
road law; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal, for
the street railway bill and against both Guilford amendments.

THOMAS TOLLEFSON, West Concord, Dodge Co.
Farmer; supported Gordon in spite of very strong pressure
to secure his vote for Flowers; for all temperance laws and
equal suffrage; against semi-monthly pay day, but for repeal
of Elwell road law; against the boxing bill and civil service
repeal; for both Guilford amendments to the street railway
bill, but voted for the bill on final passage.

LOUIS W. VASALY, Little Falls, Morrison Co. Lawyer;
represents a county largely Poles, Bohemians, .and Germans,
but was re-elected on a platform supporting equal suffrage
and county option; member of the House in 1913; for Gordon
for speaker; voted for county option and other temperance
laws, except statutory prohibition; for equal suffrage and
semi-monthly pay day, but against repeal of Elwell road
law; for the boxing bill but opposed civil service repeal;
for both Guilford amendments and against street railway bill.

C. H. WARNER, Aitkin, Aitkin Co. Banker, Lawyer,
Real estate; member of the House in 1911-13; for Gordon
for Speaker; for county option and the anti-road house bill,
but against prohibition; for equal suffrage, did not vote on
semi-monthly pay day and was against repeal of the Elwell
law; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for the
street railway bill and against both Guilford amendments.

KNUD WEFALD, Hawley, Clay Co. Lumber dealer;
member of House in 1913; for Gordon for speaker; for county
option, constitutional prohibition, the anti-road house bill, and
equal suffrage; against semi-monthly pay day, but for repeal
of Elwell road law; did not vote on the boxing bill nor civil



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service repeal; for both Guilford amendments but for the
street railway bill on final passage.

A. C. WELCH, Glencoe, McLeod Co. Farmer and mem-
ber of co-operative society from a district strongly opposed
to equal suffrage and temperance laws; for Flowers for
speaker; against county option and prohibition, but for the
anti-road house bill tho he tried to prevent it from com-
ing to a vote; against equal suffrage, but for semi-monthly
pay day and repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill
and civil service repeal; did not vote on street railway bill.

BERT WELD, Slayton, Murray Co. Banker and real
estate; elected unopposed; member of the House in 1913;
for Gordon from the start; for all temperance laws, equal
suffrage, and semi-monthly pay day, but opposed repeal of
Elwell law; against civil service repeal but did not vote on
the boxing bill; for the street railway bill, but split his
vote on the Guilford amendments.

CHAS. S. WILKINS, Wadena, Wadena Co. Hotel keeper;
for Flowers for speaker; against county option, for prohibi-
tion, did not vote on anti-road house bill nor equal suffrage;
against semi-monthly pay day, but for repeal of Elwell road
law; for the boxing bill and civil service repeal; for the
street railway bill and against both Guilford amendments.

J. W. WILSON, Third and Tenth Wards, Minneapolis.
Member of the' House 1913; for Gordon for speaker; for
county option and all temperance laws except statutory pro-
hibition; for equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay day and re-
peal of Elwell road law; for civil service repeal, but against
the boxing bill; for both Guilford amendments and against
the street railway bill.

CARL WOLD, Alexandria, Douglas Co. Editor Park
Region Echo; for Gordon for speaker; an uncompromising
opponent of the brewery interests; for all temperance laws,
equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay day and repeal of the Elwell
road law; against the boxing bill, but for civil service repeal;
for both Guilford amendments and against the street rail-
way bill.

JAS. W. WOODFILL, Two Harbors, Lake Co. A party
Socialist; was at first pledged for Gordon for speaker, but
obeyed the command of the Socialist committee, to vote
for none but a Socialist; voted for county option and the
anti-road house bill, but was against statutory prohibition, and
was excused for the day and absent the day that constitutional
prohibition came up; for equal suffrage, semi-monthly pay
day and repeal of Elwell road law; for the boxing bill and
civil service repeal ; for both Guilford amendments and against
the street railway bill.



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Larimore's Record.

When Mr. Larimore was seeking votes he wrote two
letters to the Saturday Lunch Club and one to Mr. Chad-
bourne, president of the United Church Clubs of Minneapolis.
In these letters he outlined his position on important ques-
tions.

I have quoted from these letters and set over against
the quotians his votes on the same subjects.

His Promises. His Votes.

The Speakership.

"I am a progressive in the He worked and voted for

proper sense of that word, Flowers for speaker,

and I certainly shall act on He had before this voted

all occasions, as well in the for Lydiard for chairman of

organization of the House the Hennepin delegation,

and in the choice of a speak- Were these men ''truly

er, with men who are truly progressive"?
progressive."

Civil Service.

"I always have believed He voted for the Dwyer

and still believe in civil serv- bill to abolish the civil serv-
ice." ice in Minneapolis.

Initiative and Referendum.

"The general principles of He was one of only twelve
both the initiative and refer- in the House to vote against
endum I now believe in and the initiative and referendum
always have." bill and made a most vigor-

ous speech against it.

County Option.

"My attitude toward county He worked and voted
option and any other legisla- against the county option bill,
tion or policy intended to re-
duce the evils of intemper-
ance is favorable."

Brewery Domination.

"My attitude toward saloon He voted for Lydiard for
and brewery domination in chairman of the Hennepin
the politics of the state is delegation, a man who was
one of absolute hostility." supported by every "wet"

man on the delegation.

He voted for Flowers for
speaker, who was openly sup-
ported by all the liquor in-
terests of the state.

He voted against county
option, and prohibition by
statute, but fathered a con-
stitutional amendment for
state-wide prohibition.

Mr. Larimore was made chairman of the judiciary com-
mittee.



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