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Is Strongly in Favor of Introducing School
We were very much interested in an
article that recently appeared in the
Union. The article closed with "we
would be pleased to ascertain the
views of Mille Lacs county instructors
upon this subject."
I am not an instructor, therefore I
have no right to presume to give my
views Indeed, it seems to be folly
for any one in the humblest walks of
life to attempt to write upon a sub
ject fraught with such weighty matter,
but my interest in any subject pertain
ing to the welfare of the public,
whether it be in the school room or
on the farm, has o\ercome what per
haps should be my better judgment,
and I ask instructors to please pardon
my presumption. The subject refer
red to is "School Gardens, or Gar
dens upon the School Grounds."
Now I do not expect to fathom the
depth of this subject more than does
the little breeze on the surface of the
ocean. It has been my lot in life to
lne ret rural districts, among what
are termed country people, and I feel
justified in saying that many people
will glance at the article referred to
and not consider it of any interest and
pass it by without reading. Others
will read it and call it a very foolish
idea, but I consider it a subject upon
which much can be said both pro and
con. It is a subject that will require
much discussion, for strong arguments
can be presented on both the affirma
tive and negative sides of the question.
From my point of view I am strongly
in fav or of the affirmative side of this
question, but I see so many obstacles
in the way that I will speak of some
of them and make an attempt to re
mo\e or overcome them
The first objection that presents it
self is Where aie the teachers who
ate capable of giving instruction in
The second objection is
that the grounds around our school
houses are for play grounds, and it is
not right to use them for gardens.
Some will say, Oh, this idea is all
foolishness This objection is too
insignificant to require an answer,
but there are others still who will say,
I send my children to school to learn
somethingto get an education
not to learn how to farm I can learn
them that at home." This is a
weighty objection and requires an m
estigation. Some of the latter class
leally have a desire to educate their
children, and with this end in view
they will send their children to school
perhaps sixty days during the year.
If a child is sent to school sixty con
secutive days eveiy year for ten or
more years it may become suffic
iently educated to pass through life
successfully, but ofttimes they are
sent to school a few days and then
kept at home a few days. They are
thus four or five months in getting
sixty days' schooling. Such a method
is a great detriment rather than an
advantage, but there is a large per
cent of people that do not send their
children to school more than thirty or
forty days, and only a few days at a
time at that. Now children sent to
school thus cannot learn much either
fiom books or gardens It is useless
to try to con-vince such people that a
school garden is of any benefit to
the young, so those people will have to
be convinced by seeing rather than by
doing In regard to the qualification
of teachers to give instruction in gar
dening a very large per cent of our
teachers are of the feminine sex and
they are not supposed to be farmers
or gardeners. Yet manj of them take
an interest in agricultural pursuits
and with a very small amount of time
and expense all can fit themselves for
this new work The study of nature
and plant life would add new interest
to teachers and pupils and not de
tract anj thing from the schoolroom
studies Gardening comes under the
head of agriculture, and some men
will say that we have agricultural
schools and farmers institutes and
that these are a sufficient [means of
giving farmers all the instruction they
need We admit that farmers are
greatly benefitted by these institutions,
but there are thousands of people that
do not avail themselves of these bless
ings, and an education in any science
or calling obtained after years of
maturity is of much less value than
that obtained in childhood or youth.
Knowledge obtained in middle life or
after passing the meridian of life is
liable to soon pass from the mem
oryto be forgotten, whila that ob
tained in early life is retained through
life. But the method now in use by
many to educate their children on the
home farm often becomes irksomea
drudge. This sending of children to
school only a few weeks in a year and
in a haphazard way and keeping them
at hard work on the farm is entirely
wrong. I do not wonder that so many
leave the farm for the town or city as
soon as they are of age. Give the
boy a good education in the school
room, with a garden attached where
instruction in plant life and the rudi
ments of farming are taught, and
farming will become a pleasure rather
than a burden, and there will be much
less emigration from farm to city.
But people must be educated before!
made on
Another remarkable cure is added
to the long list already credited to the
marvelous New Discovery medicine
of L. T. Cooper, the famous philan
This time a report comes to us in
the shape of a signed statement from
Mr. Charles O'Connor, 215 Broadway,
N. E., Minneapolis, Minn., who tells
of a most startling and interesting
experience. Mr. O'Connor was
stricken with paralysis eight months
ago and has since been unable to
move his right arm.
Much has been heard of the marvel
ous results accomplished with the
Cooper medicines since the philan
thropist visited Minneapolis a short
time ago and at which time Mr.
O'Connor also heard of and began
using the Cooper remedies.
In his statement he declares: "One
Minnesota's Cow Tuberculosis Lair.
A writer, who evidently knows from
actual experience what he is writing
about, has a very pointed communi
cation in one of the twin city papers
on the state tuberculosis law as effect
ing dairymen and their cattle. He
considers the provision requiring the
inspection of cows from which milk is
sold a very good one, and has no
fault to find with the system of con
demning cows suspected of tuberculo
sis. He thinks, however, that inas
much as it frequently happens that
healthy animals are included among
Minneapolis Man Uses Affected Arm After Being
Paralized for Eight Months.
any new subject. Let us therefore
agitate the question through the
press. This article is applicable only
to rural schools and therefore not to
town or city schools.
Process of Battermaklng on the Farm of
the First Prize Taker.
Mrs. L.vA. Sweet of Fairmont se
cured first prize on dairy butter at
the recent convention of the Minnesota
state dairymen.
The following description of the
method of handling milk on the farm
and the way in which the butter is
made will be of interest to our read
All the cans, milk pails, strainers,
separator, and every utensil used in
the manufacture of butter is kept
thoroughly cleansed by the use of a
brush and Wyandotte's cleansing
powder. First having thoroughly
rinsed the utensils with warm water,
they are washed with lukewarm
water, using the brush and cleansing
powder, and are finally thoroughly
scalded with boiling waterat a tem
perature of 212 degrees. Then they
are placed in the sunlight so that the
direct rays can reach the inside of
each utensil.
The cows are fed a good quality of
ensilage and corn fodder, about 28
to 32 pounds of the former and seven
pounds of the latter daily, together
with a mixture of five parts wheat
bran, four parts fine ground corn
meal and one part oil cake meal.
Each cow is fed two-fifths the number
of pounds of this concentrated feed
that she gives pounds of milk.
The cow stables are aired, the cows
are carefully brushed before milking
and are kept in a cleanly condition
at all times.
The milk is strained through a
strainer consisting of a wire gauze
and one thickness of muslin. As
soon as milked it is taken from the
barn to the milk room, which is
wholly separated from the barn and
run through the separator at once,
the cream being placed in a shot-gun
can. This can is immediately set in
ice cold water. As soon as it is
thoroughly cooled it is poured into
the storage can and tightly covered.
When two days' cream is obtained,
24 hours before churning it, five gal
lons of 30 per cent cream is heated to
a temperature of 70 degrees, to which
is added two quarts of good com
mercial starter. (Butter-milk was
used with the state convention butter
because the commercial starter made
was not as good as had been expect-
ed.) The cream and starter are mixed
thoroughly and then allowed to stand
for 12 hours at about the same tem
perature, cooled to about 60 degrees
and let stand for 12 hours, churning
at about 60 degrees.
For the prize winning package a
trifle of Alderney butter color was
used. When the butter had come in
granules the size of small kernels of
wheat, and the glass on the churn be
came clear, the churn was stopped
and all buttermilk that would run was
drawn off. Then about six quarts of
clear well water was addedit being
at a temperature of about 60 degrees
the churn was given three or four
revolutions and this water drawn off.
At this time about one ounce of
Diamond Crystal salt was added for
each pound of butter, the churn was
revolved 25 times, when the butter
was taken out, placed on a lever but
ter-worker and the water thoroughly
worked out. It was then packed in
jars solidly. The jars were filled
level full and nicely covered-with a
thickness of butter cloth.Kimball's
Dairy Farmer.
would hardly believe that any medi
cine could have the miraculous effect
that this did in my case. My right
arm has been helpless from paralvsis
for eight months. Gradually after the
first few treatments I could notice its
effect upon my arm and now after two
weeks I can not only move the afflicted
member but can use it considerably.
I feel no pain any more and am bet
ter in every way."
Cooper's New Discovery cures par
alysis, rheumatism, catarrh, deafness,
blood diseases, stomach and kidney
troubles and costs one dollar per bot
tle. Cooper's Quick Relief, the as
sistant remedy which should be used
in connection with the New Discoverv
sells for fifty cents.
The remedies can be had in this city
only of The Home Drug Store.
the cows confiscated by the state, the
owner ought to receive something
more than hot air as compensation
for his stock.
As the law reads the dairyman or
farmer is entitled to two thirds of the
appraised value of the animal con
demned, which appraised value must
not exceed $35. But here the law
ends, without making any provision
for the money with which to make the
compensation. As a consequence
many dairymen are still looking in
the almanac for their pay from the
state for animals condemned and con
fiscated more than six months ago.
And then, as to the state's method
of disposing of the state's confiscated
animals, the writer thinks there is
room for improvementthat is, if the
public health is the chief desideratum
in the premises.
The state's practice of disposing of
all diseased and condemned cattle to
the Swift & Co.'s packing houses at
South St. Paul, to be used for beef,
bologna or glue, as an inspector on
the premises may determine, is apt to
result in confusion sometimes, dis
eased carcasses being likely to stray
from the glue kettle to the sausage
block and vice versa.
The writer's idea seems to be that
an animal taken from the farmer or
dairyman because of its diseased con
dition should hardly be allowed to
maice its appearance in a respectable
meat packing establishment.
Incidentally the writer remarks that
he hasn't noticed any falling off in
the price of glue since the state began
hauling other peoplejs cattle to the
South St. Paul butchery.
Taken altogether the writer's article
is quite "meaty."Anoka Free Press
Northwestern Patents.
The following patents were issued
this week to Minnesota and Dakota
inventors: Martin O. Amundson,
Ivanhoe, Minn., lampburner James
Barry, St. Paul, Minn., railway tie
George E. Chute, Princeton, Minn.,
potato digger Martah E. Davis,
Worthington, Minn., fence Charles
D. Edwards (2) Albert Lea, Minn.,
road grader and landside wheel
George H. Gilman, St. Paul, Minn.,
lifting jack Charles T. Greener,
Faulkton, S. D., brushholder Peter
Kones, Castlewood, S. D., wrench
Erik Kyllonen, Enterprise, N. D.,
threshing machine Charles R. Mc
Pherson, Monango, N. D., wire
stretcher Charles J. Monfort, St.
Paul, Minn., steam heater Kistel
Osel, St. Paul, Minn., grain door
Michael J. Sasgen, St. Matbias,
Minn., hayrack-lifter Charles W.
Stark, Mountain Lake, Minn., latch
Martin J. Sylstad and C. G. Rude,
Sacred Heart, Minn., self-dumper
Robert R. Tichenor, Feeley, Minn.,
grain door George W. Tinkess,
Hubbard, Minn., troller hook.
Catting Out the Stomach.
A dispatch from New Albany, Ind.,
to the Indianapolis News says that
Peter Ruby, an employee in the Ohio
Falls iron works, now uses a tube and
funnel instead of his stomach in re
ceiving sustenance. He has been
discharged from St. Edward's hospi
tal, where he was operated on about
six weeks ago. Ruby suffered from
an ulceration of the stomach, which
caused that organ to shrivel up until
it would not perform its functions.
Ruby was in danger of starving to
death before he consented to the oper
ation, which consisted of making an
opening in the abdominal wall below
the stomach. A tube was inserted
and through this tube, with the means
of a funnel, Ruby receives his food.
After masticating the food he places
it in the funnel and washes it down
with milk, soup and other liquids.
He can eat any kind of solid food,
and thus far has had no trouble with
his digestion having gained fifteen
pounds in weight since the operation.
Children Poisoned.
Many children are poisoned and
made nervous and weak, if not killed
outright, by mothers giving them
enough syrups containing opiates.
Foley's Honey and Tar is a safe and
certain remedy for coughs, croup and
lung troubles, and is the only prom
inent cough medicine that contains no
opiates or other poisons. Sold bv
C. A. Jack.
Church Topics
ju ju A 5unday and Weekday
Morning 10:30, "The Way to Ob-
tain." Communion service. 11:45 a.
m. Sunday school 6:30 p. m. Epworth
League 7:30 p. m., "The Best Au
Sunday, Feb. 11th, 7:30 p. m., Dr.
Clemans will preach and hold second
quarterly conference.
Morning theme, "The Loveliness of
Jesus." Evening, "The Saloon the
Enemy of Civilization." Sunday
school 11:45 a. m. Endeavor meeting
6:30 p. m., theme, "New Work for
Sunday, at Baldwin school house
11 a. m., Princeton, 3 p. m. Rev.
Frank Shore.
A flodern illracle.
"Truly miraculous seemed the re
covery of Mrs. Mollie Holt of this
place," writes J. O. R. Hoper, Wood
ford, Tenn., "she was so wasted by
coughing up pus from her lungs.
Doctors declared her end so near that
her family had watched by her bed
side forty-eight hours when, at my
urgent request Dr. King's New Dis
covery was given her, with the as
tonishing result that improvement
began, and continued until she finally
completely recovered, and is a
healthy woman today." Guaranteed
cure for coughs and colds. 50 cents
and $1.00 at C. A. Jack, druggist.
Trial bottle free.
So say our customers who
buy, eat and enjoy our
Cakes, Bread, Pies, Etc.
A know, and you ought to know, that we
use only the best materials In making our
goods Then our bakers are men of long ex
perience and our bakery is a model of cleanli
ness To these advantages add our popular
low prices, and you must admit that we cannot
do otherwise than please patrons
Why not partake
Of our coffee cake'
A little slice
Will prove it is nice
White Front Bakery,
Manske & Son, Props.
Both Phones. Main Street, Princeton,
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Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Busi
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Loans Made on Approved
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Gashier.
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General
Banking Business
Farm and
Village Loans.
W Make
A Specialty 0
Farm Loans!
Odd Fellows Building,
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Are fitters of men, women and children
in shoes, dry goods groceries, hardware,
and all kinds of farm machinery and
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