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Parmer Members of House Organize
for the Purpose of Advancing
Agriculturists' Interests.
Knute Nelson is Elected to Succeed
Himself as United States Sen-
ator for Another Term.
Sixteen farmer members of the
house have organized tor the purpose
of looking after legislation which
will benefit their brother agricultur
ists. A. F. Teigen of Montevideo is
the chairman and W. W. Brown of
St. James secretar}. The organiza
tion intends to hold frequent meet
ings and discuss legislation espe
cially relating to farming inteiests.
L. A. Ljdiard of Minneapolis has
introduced a bill in the house calling
for the repeal ot the 1905 law under
which licenses are granted for sein
ing the lough fish lakes. Mr.
Lydiard contends that thousands of
game fish are destroyed by this proc
ess, and he is doubtless right.
A bill to wipe out the state board
of visitors was introduced on Tues
day bj Senator S. D. Works of Man
kato. The bill repeals the 1907 law
creating the board, which recently
criticised conditions in many state
institutions and was in turn criti
cised by the board of control.
Obeying the mandate of the people
of Minnesota expressed in the last
election, 178 members of the Minne
sota legislature on Tuesday cast their
votes for Knute Nelson to succeed
himself foi a fourth term in the
United States senate, beginning
March 4. Democrats, prohibition
ists and independents joined with
the republicans, and not a vote was
cast in opposition to the senior
senator. Two senators and three
house members were absent. The
democrats obtained glorj fiom the
reflection that the Keefe law, under
which the unanimous election was
made possible, was the work of a
democrat in the legislature two
years ago. Democrats in each house
made seconding speeches. Kelson
received e\ery vote but he was not
actually elected until yesterday,
when both houses met in joint ses
sion. The journals of Tuesday's
proceedings were then lead and ap
proved by the joint convention and
the official announcement of Kelson's
election made
The number of senators and house
members to which each congressional
district is entitled under the pioposed
reapportionment measure has been
calculated and notice thereof sent
out by C. II. Warner, chairman of
the house leapportionment commit
tee to the subcommittee man from
each congressional district. The ap
portionment is figured on the basis
of 63 senators and 126 house mem
bers, but as theie is a large fraction
over in most of the districts, the
total bj districts is only 59 senators
and 122 house members. The com
mittee will work out the bill later
and make changes, the apportion
ment announced being only tenta
tive. The appoitionment as figured
by the committee is as follows:
First disrtict6 senators, 12 rep
Second district5 senators, 10 rep
Third district5 senatois, 11 rep
Fourth district8 senators, 15 rep
Fifth district10 senatois, 20 rep
Sixth district6 senators, 13 rep
Seventh district5 senators, 11
Eighth district8 senators, 17 rep
Ninth dis-trict6 senators, 13 rep
The house on Tuesday, without a
dissenting voice, passed Representa
tive H. H. Dunn's bill reserving
state mineral rights in lands granted
to railroads.
Representative Lundeen's bill
providing for a committee on com
mittees was on Tuesday reported by
the house committee on rules for
indefinite postponement. Lundeen
averted final action by moving that
the, report of the committee go over.
Yesterday the bill was killed by a
vote of 70 to 41
Senator Dwinnell has introduced a
bill making any deception in any ad
vertisement, whether of securities,
food'products, articles of wear or
anything else offered for sale, a mis
Lundeen's bill which sought to
deprive house employes of their per
diem compensation for Sundays and
holidays was reported by the com-
mittee on rules for indefinite post
ponement and it now occupies the
waste basket.
Charles N. Orr as chairman of the
house judiciary committee, lost no
time in getting the recommendations
of the judicial reform commission
before the house. He introduced a
series of bills on Monday embodying
all the different features of the re
port except the one increasing the
number of supreme court judges.
This gives the lawyers of the house
a chance to mull over the commis
sion's report and decide how much
of it should be adopted into law.
One of the Orr bills gives the state
the closing argument in criminal
cases, and others put the state on
an equality with the defense in the
matter of peremptory challenges.
One bill provides for a term of the
state supreme court in April, and
not to exceed four teims in addition
during the year, as the court sees fit,
instead of set terms in April and
The senate judiciary committee
yesterday reported for passage the
bill submitting a constitutional
amendment increasing the member
ship in the state supieme court from
five to seven judges. The bill was
placed on general orders, where it
probably will be reached in the regu
lar loutine in thiee or four davs.
Dog Poisoners at Work.
During the past week Marshal
Tom Post has been called upon to
dispose of the carcasses of several
dogs in various parts of the village
which died from the effects of poi
son. Persons who scatter poison
promiscuously around in the alleys
and on the streets should be taught
a lesson and, if detected, they will
be dealt with according to law.
But, persons of this stripe go forth
like sneaking thieves, in the night
time: they scatter pieces of poisoned
meat around regardless of whether
a valuable dog or a tramp dog be
comes the victim of their dastardly
If persons are annoyed by the in
trusion of dogs upon their premises
it is onlj necessary that they inform
Marshal Post, who will take pains to
abate the nuisance, but the promis
cuous distribution of poison around
town constitutes an act that no
humane citizen would be guilty of.
Of Interest to Old Soldiers.
F. A. Lowell has received a letter
from Geo. W. Patton. formerly of
Princeton but now of Zephyrhills,
Fla., which may prove of intreset to
old soldiers. Mr. Patton is about to
enter the army and navy general
hospital at Hot Springs, Ark. This
is an institution wherein any honora
bly discharged soldier or sailor is
entitled to admission upon payment
of a charge of 40 cents per day, each
month in advance. This charge
covers board, lodging, baths, medi
cines, nursing and physician's ser
vices. Application for admission
must be made to the surgeon general
ot the United States army, Washing
ton. D. C.
How to Get Pneumonia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says:
The best waj to get pneumonia is to
gorge yourself with food and then
shut yourself up in a room, turn on
all the heat possible and stupefy
yourself in a fetid atmosphere.
Most persons think pneumonia or a
heavy "cold" comes from sitting in
a draft or in a cold room. No per
son ever contracted pneumonia sim
ply by reason of low temperature.
There is no danger, although much
discomfort, in gettmg chilled unless
you are damp from rain or perspira
tion at the time. The late Admiral
Melville relates that although he
spent two years in the arctic region,
suffering almost incredibly from cold
and hunger, he never contracted a
"cold," that is to say, inflammation
of the lungs or mucous membranes
of the head, until he returned to
He Handed Out the Garters.
Kipon, Wis., Jan. 20.A young
lady living not very far from here,
doing shopping in town on Tuesday,
dropped into the J. E. Brown cloth
ing store and said to Mike Kallahan,
the genial head clerk of the estab
"It is my 4esire to obtain a pair
of circular elastic appendages capable
of being contracted or expanded by
means of oscillating burnished steel
appliances that sparkle like particles
of gold-leaf set with Alaska dia
monds, and which are utilized for
keeping in position the habiliments
of the extremities which innate deli
cacy forbids me to mention.''
Mike had just time enough to
hand out a pair of garters and then
Preliminary Meeting Held to Consider
Organization of a Prevention
of Cruelty Society.
Tomorrow Another fleeting Will be
Held for Purpose of Creating
Permanent Organization.
A pubJic meeting was held at the
office of McMillan & Stanley on Fri
day afternoon for the purpose of
considering a proposition, advanced
by F. A. Lowell, to organize a
branch of the Minnesota Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty in Prince
ton. Mr. Lowell was led to take up
the organization of such local soci
ety by a case of gross cruelty to a
horse which he recently witnessed.
The Union has upon several occasions
suggested that an organization of
this sort be effected and it is pleased
that the suggestion has taken root.
Those who attended the meeting
were unanimous in their advocacy of
the establishment of such an associ
ation and a resolution was adopted
to that effect. F. A. Lowell, W. H.
Ferrell and Rufus P. Morton were
appointed a committee, to act in
conjunction with E. L. McMillan, to
prepare the proper articles of organi
zation and submit the same at a
general meeting to be held on Fri
day afternoon, Januray 24.
A number of complaints have been
heard lately of the abuse of dumb
animals, especially horses, and, be it
said to the credit of Marshal Tom
Post, that he has put forth his best
efforts to prevent such abuse. Not
long ago an instance occurred in
which two boys were driving a pair
of unshod horses attached to a heavi
ly-laden wagon. The poor animals
could of course obtain but a slight
foothold on the slippery, frozen
ground and fell. The marshal re
moved the horses from the wagon,
took them to a blacksmith shop and
utilized the village team for drawing
the load to its destination at one of
the stores on the main street.
With the establishment of a soci
ety for the prevention of cruelty per
sons who are wont to abuse their
horses or other domestic animals will
have to be on their guard, for any
member of the societyand there
will be many of themwho is an eye
witness to such abuse will promptlj
cause the arrest of the offender.
Every person interested in the or
ganization of a humane society
should not fail to attend the meeting
at McMillan & Stanley's office to
morrow afternoon.
The Olemargarine Fraud.
In his annual report John McCabe,
assistant state dairy and food com
missioner, takes issue with the state
supreme court in its conclusions that
the regulations for the sale of oleo
margarine are so effective that "it
is utterly impossible for the pur
chaser to be deceived." Mr. McCabe
says his personal observations show
that practical experience is utterly
opposed to such a conclusion. He
suggests that a color line be estab
lished for oleomargarine so that it
may be detected from butter at a
glance and that there may be no in
tentional or unintentional deception.
In his repof he cites several cases in
which oleomargarine has been openly
sold for butter.
'I have in mind,'' says he,' 'a num
ber of hotels and restaurants in this
state, whose rates range from one to
three dollars a day, that furnished
their patrons oleomargarine as and
for butter. Because of its color
hundreds of them were deceived, to
say nothing of the fraud practiced
upon them. Another case in point:
Quite recently,, a citizen of Minne
apolis purchased from a commission
house oleomargarine in sixty-pound
tubs, and within five minutes the
labels and markings were removed
and a transformation occurred. I
was sold as and for dairy butter at
32 cents per pound. This man not
only deceived numerous persons, but
in the space of eight days defrauded
the people who purchased from him
of more than $100, and that isame^e
fraction of his- illegal gains. The
above oleomargarine was properly
labeled, but the color was in imita
tion of natural butter, and through
such color the fraud and deception
was made easy." a
Special Musical Program.
The following musical program has
been prepared for Sunday evening's
service in the
church: Violin solo, Donald Mar
shall selection, orchestra vaeal
solo, Rita Byers anthem, choir.',
Gleridorado Farmers' Mutual Fire In-
surance Company Holds Its
Annual Convention.
Reports Show That Aggregate Insur-
ance Carried is $1,747,446 and
Number of flembers 1,113.
Something like 250 representative
farmers from Mille Lacs, Sherburne,
Benton and Isanti counties attended
the annual meeting of the Glendora
do Farmers' Mutual Insurance com
pany in the court house hall on Tues
day afternoon. I was the largest
meeting of the association ever held
in this village. While the farmers
present were not all members of the
organization they were all interested
in its opreationmany of them at
tending to gather information.
The meeting was called to order
by President O. H. UgJem and the
reports of the secretary and treasurer
were read and adopted. I was
shown by these reports that the
members of the companj now num
ber 1,113 and that the aggregate
amount of insurance carried by
them is $1,747,446, a considerable
increase over last year.
A resolution was adopted which
provides for a territorial expansion
of the company by adding Stanford,
Spencer Brook, Wyanett and Dalbo,
Isanti county, to its field ot opera
Three directors weie elected, as
called for by the laws ot the associa
tion, and S. L. Ness, H. J. Wicklund
and J. A. Erstad were chosen to suc
ceed themselves, and the total vote
cast was 113. The directors who hold
over are Peter Jensen, Chas. D. Kali
her, Louis Rocheford, P. H. Stay. J.
W..Carlson and O. H. Uglem.
AT motion prevailed that no insur
ance be granted on automobiles or
threshing machines, and that hay be
insured on cultivated ground at a
distimoe of not less than 100 feet
from iny marsh or standing timber.
Th| question of allowing agents
.grea^r compensation was- discussed
but it action was taken. A motion
was. however, adopted prohibiting
the secretary from collecting any in
surance moneythis work being left
to the agents to perform.
Foley vsas selected as the place to
hold the next annual meeting.
A meeting of the board of direc
tors was held immediately after the
adjournment of the general meeting
and the following officers were re
elected for the ensuing year: O. H.
Uglem, president P. PL Stay, vice
president: J. A. Erstad, secretary
C. D. Kaliher, treasurer. It was
decided to hold a directors' meeting
in the county commissioners' room
at the court house. Princeton, at 1
p. m. on January 30.
The Glendorado Farmers' Mutual
Insurance company is one of the best
institutions of its kind in the coun
try. Its rate of insuiance is nomi
nal, it is established on a sound
financial basis, and its membership is
rapidly increasing. It is conducted
upon strict business principles and
its officers and directors are reliable
Anent Norway's Royal Family.
The following communication Itas
been received With the request that
it be published, and the Union takes
pleasure in reproducing it verbatim
et literatim:
"There was a few lines in Prince
ton Union about Norway and the
king that I like to correct.
"Most people know that many citi
zens in Norway favored the republi
can government, when there was
any trouble in the union with the
neighbors on the east side of the
Scandinavian peninsula. And so,
perhaps,^some news companfes be
lieve that there must be isome dis
satisfaction now too, even when Nor
way has a king of -their own. The
old Romans used to asyr Natura
inirnica sunt libera civitas et rex.
But this old classic maxim does not
apply to a modern constitutional
government with a representative
legislature and the first institutions
like that'of the kingdom ot Norway.
"The new king was not forced up
on the country. He was elected by
the people and not by the legisla
ture, and very few voted against
him. And let me say right here,
that very few kings of Norway has
been so loved and so popular as King
Hakon VI and his Queen Maude, the
favorite daughter of King Edward
of England. The royal family has
made the best impression upon the
people, and I know that there is not
a grain of truth in such reports that
Norway Is tired of the king and is
longing for a republic. Norway has
more liberty under the present form
of government than most of the re
publics in Europe or on the western
continent. Minneapolis Tidende, a
leading Norwegian dailj, corrected
the statement which was printed in
the Princeton Union two weeks ago.
Each year thousands and thousands
come over from Norway, but they all
seem to love the royal family and
speak of the king and queen in a
most friendly way.
"And even in this country the
Norwegian population now believes
that their dearly beloved fatherland
and their relatives over there are
best served by the present form of
government. You will find nice
pictures ot the royal family of Nor
way in their houses not only in the
cities, but just as frequently in the
farmers' homes. Colored cards with
the king, queen and crown prince,
Olav, are used as Christmas cards,
and this shows the real sentiment of
the people. I feel it as a sacred
duty to my old country to give this
information and therefore I should
be ever so much obliged to you if it
is printed in the next issue.Minis-
Here is the Union's editorial com
ment, printed on January 2, which
brought forth the above:
"There is every indication that
Norway will have to look around for
another king. Haakon and his wife
have both tired of the country to
such an extent that they spend the
greater portion of their time in
London. They say they would rath
er live as private citizens in England
than wear crowns in the land of the
lutefisk. Norway should either
select some robust son of a viking
who will stay on the job to rule its
destinies or adopt a republican form
of government."
Our correspondent says that
"there is not a grain of truth in
such reports that Norway is tired
of the king and is longing for a re
public." I its comment the Union
did not contend that either was the
case, but that Haakon and his wife
have tired of Norway, and suggested
that a man be selected for king who
would stay on the job or that the
country adopt a republican form of
go\ ernment.
However, the communication re
ceived by the Union and printed
above contains much interesting
Model Farm Houses.
The state art society has offered
six prizes, aggregating $500, to archi
tects for plans of farm houses.
These prizes have been offered so
that farmers may avail themselves,
free of charge, of the information
received through this competition.
All the plans received will be placed
on exhibition at the auditorium in
St. Paul from March 1 to 8, in the
Minneapolis public librarj from
March 21 to 31, and in the Owatonna
public library from April 12 to 31.
The first prize plans will probably be
utilized for building a house on the
agricultural college grounds, St.
Paul. The project should result in
much benefit to farmers contemplat
ing the building of new houses or
remodeling their old ones.
Letter From J. D. Tann.
In a letter to Attorney Charles
Keith, J. D. Tann. formerly of
Princeton but now of California,
says, among other things: 'We have
had three heavy frosts and the
oranges are nearly all ruined, and
these frosts were followed by a heavy
rain, which made matters worse.
We are all well and send best wishes
to you and our Princeton friends.
This is a fine place for health but
Princeton is a better place to make
a living. Butter is 45 cents a pound
here, eggs 50 cents a dozen, potatoes
$1.25 per hundred pounds, flour $4.60
a hundred pounds, hay $25 a ton,
feed $40 a ton, land from $215 to
$300 an acre, and frozen oranges two
bits a box." Great country, begad!
Mrs. Lillian Stiles Dead.
Mrs. Lillian Stiles, wife of the
general manager of the sales depart
ment of the Postum Cereal company
of Battle Creek, Mich., died at her
home-in that place on January 16.
Mrs. utiles was a former resident of
Princeton and many will remember
her by her maiden name, Lillie
Walker. She was 41 years of age and
was a niece of Mrs. M. C\ Libby and
Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Norton. Her
husband and two sQns of 9 and 11
years survivfe Tier.
Fine Young Native Mares.
A carload of fine young native
mares were received at our barn on
Tuesday. They weigh from 1,300 to
1,500 pounds and are sound in every
way. Persons looking for substan
tial horses suitable for farm and
general purpose work should not fail
to look over this bunch. They' arecultivating
bound to go fast. Kaliher & King.
Prizes Are Awarded by State Agricul-
tural College to Children Suc-
cessful in Corn Growing.
mile Lacs and Sherburne County
Boys Come in for a Share of
the Honors Conferred.
The extension division of the state
agricultural college has awarded the
prizes in the corn-raising contest for
boys and girls conducted by the col
lege last year, and in the list of win
ners we find the names of Myron F.
Wallace of Zimmerman, who won the
first prize of $50 in the central sec
tion, A. Reibestein of Foreston, who
was awarded the second prize of $40
in the northern section, and Emil T.
Carlson of Milaca, in the same sec
tion, who won one of the lesser
prizes amounting to $5.
The Minneapolis Tribune $2(xF
scholarship at the state school of
agriculture goes to Arthur Hoese,
16 years old, of Mayer, Carver county,
who grew 135.16 bushels of corn on
one acre. As far as is known this
yield has never been exceeded by
anyone in the northwest, and it cer
tainly has never been exceeded in
Minnesota. The highest known
yield in this state up to the time of
this contest was achieved by Alfred
Carlson ot Dassel two years ago,
when he grew 106 bushels on an acre
in a contest conducted by an agricul
tural paper. This mark has now
been exceeded by nearly 30 bushels.
Close behind the champion corn,
raiser, Arthur Hoese, in the size of
his yield was Myron F. Wallace, 17
years old, of Zimmerman, who har
vested only five bushels less. He,
too, shattered all previous records,
and the boy has just cause to be
proud of his achievement. Ninety
two bushels were grown on an acre
by A. Beibestein, 16 years old, of
Foreston, and 61.9 by Emil T. Carl
son, also 16, of Milaca.
Altogether there were 45 contest
ants and 25 of them obtained yields
at 100 bushels jin acre or more. If
they stick to the farm these are the
kind of boys who will make a suc
cess of agricultural pursuits.
The prizes weie awarded on the
following basis::
Yield ot dry corn an acre. 70 per
cent financial statement showing
economj of pioeduction, 20 per cent
written account telling how corn was
grown, 10 per cent.
In reward tor work efficiently and
promptly done, each boy and girl
who sent in reports when due will
be given a gold plated badge enti
tling him or her to membership in
the State Junior Crop Improvement
club. This club will have an initial
membership, now that the results of
the contest are known, of more than
300 bojs and girls.
Those living in the two southern
most tiers of townships in the state
to get a yield of 80 bushels an acre
those in the next two tiers of town
ships north of the first 79 bushels an
acre: and for each succeeding two
tiers of townships northward the
yield required to be one bushel less.
To qualify for the honor roll those
living in townships No. 131 and 132
in central Minnesota, for example,
will have to secure 65 bushels. In
the extreme north the yield would
have to be 49 bushels.
The agreement which the contes
tant was compelled to sign contained
the following provisions:
1. He should raise at least one
acre of corn.
2. He should do all the work him
self, excepting in the case of very
young contestants, where help might
be secured in plowing the land or
doing other heavy work.
3. He should keep a record of all
operations on blanks sent out by the
extension division and should send
in all reports promptly. Three re
ports were to be called for, one after
the planting had been completed, 7
one after cultivation had ceased and
one after harvest.
4. He should write a history of.
not more than 500 words telling how
the crop was raised.
County Superintendent Guy Ewing
rendered valuable services in enhanc
ing the project in Mille Lacs county.
He assisted the lecturers sent out by
the agricultural college, appointed
committees in the rural school dis
tricts and superintended the husking
and weighing of the corn raised by
the contestants.
Hard Proposition Just Now.
'There's great fun in gardening,
and all that have a little patch of
ground may greatly benefit by duly
it^with their own bands.
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