Suggestions to the Farmer -who Desires
to Blake Money From Cows.
The live, thinking, hustilng dairy
man, the man that is willing to read,
think, woik, calculate and give plenty
of the right kind of feed and good
care to the con is not satisfied with
the double purpose cow that will
make 150 pounds of butter annually,
and bring forth a good, beefy calf.
No, he wants a cow that will make at
the very least 250 pounds of butter,
so he will have some cash to pay for
feed, milking, care, and a nice profit
It seems so very strange that a per
son will go to all the trouble of keep
ing cows and milking them and be
satisfied with so little returns.
In starting with the dairy let thethere
foundation, which is the cow, be of the
right kind, then build barns, silos
and places to store her feed to acmoderate
commodate hei, and the battle will be
moie than half won.
Don't forget a nice patch of both
early sown peas and oats and early
planted sweet corn to supplement the
pasture with after awhile. It will
tend to keep up the flow of milk and
makes a very nice feed to use in the
stable, when the flies get bad outside.
How is the seed corn sprouting?
Don't neglect this one thing as it may
cause more trouble than you look for.
An acre or even one half acre of
peas, oats and rape sown in the hog
lot will leld big returns for the time
and expense of seed and sowing.
We believe a cow will eat much
more or at least some more roughage
if she is fed in such away that she
does not have quite all she wants at
If a man is going to the trouble to
milk a cow whj not milk one that will
make a profit rather than stick to the
one that will barelj pay for her keep,
or possibH make a slight profit of
fiom ^2 to $5 annually^
Give me the cow that will make 275
to 400 pounds of butter a year and the
beefy calf will take care of itself.
Which is the best investment, ten
cents invested in feed for a dairy cow
a day and get a pound of butter worth
20 cents, or 20 cents invested infeed
for a steei for a daj and get two
pounds of beef woith 10 cents.* That
is just about the way the thing is
working at the piesent time
Don let anj of the low places go
to waste this jear and grow up to
weeds if they can be plowed and
planted to fodder corn befoie that
Don't turn the cows out to pasture
too early They will do the pasture
much damage, will get a little bite of
giass, just enough to spoil their ap
petite for the other feed, and will not
do as well as if they had been kept in
the yard until feed in the pasture was
This is just the time of yeai to make
calculation for feed for the cow the
coming jeai What are you going
to have for roughageg
to put up the silo, nothing will pay
you better returns for the money m
Are the stacks of fodder corn begin
ning to steam any since the big spring
It is better to shock out the
bundles in the stack into shocks
rather than let it burn up, mold and
spoil in the stack.
Don't overstock. Some faimers
keep stock enough to eat up all the1906:
roughage that is raised on the farm
by about April 1, and from that time
on until grass comes they roam
around and pick here and there on
old straw piles and dry corn stubble,
and when grass comes they are very
thin Dany Record.
CHICAGO POTATO MAItKET.
Heav% Receipts Canse Decline in Price
Vihhh Later Shows Recover}.
Chicago -Receipts of potatoes were
heavy again the early part of the week
and the market declined, but with
lighter receipts later in the week the
decline was made up and some slight
advance has been obtained over
former quotations. The feeling is
firmer with the advance in prices late
The supplv of choice .Rurals ap
peals to be limited and the stock is
being taken up more readily. The
majority of potato shipments coming
to this market are miscellaneous lots
and for this reason the quality is ir
regular and has a bad effect on prices
generally. In car lots Burbanks are
quoted 50 to 52 cents Rurals 52 to 58
cents Ohios 46 to 50 cents Rose 46 to
New potatoes have been in small
supply and the price is still high. Re
ports from the south and southwest in
dicate that there will be light ship
ments of new potatoes for sometime
to come and the local trade inclines to
the opinion that it will be well up in
June before new stock will come down
in price so as to compete with old
Much interest centers right now in
what the market on old potatoes will
do during the next thirty days. A
number of letters have been received
by The Packer asking for an opinion
on the situation. A careful canvass
has been made among the trade and
the general impression is that unless
receipts show up more heavily than
now indicated the market will main
tain about present prices. It would
not be surprising for choice Rurals to
sell for more money next week, but this
is entirely in the realm of speculation
and nobody can tell just what the re
ceipts will be and what the quality
will be of stock that is received. Al
ready there seems to be disposition to
own Rurals and several cars are said
to have been bought on a speculative
basis this week.
The outside trade has been disap
pointing this week although a fair
business has been transacetd. For a
good while the tendency among buy
ers in the various small markets has
been to place orders only for imme
diate use and dealers believe that
is yet a good run of trading in
old potatoes as shipments have been
made to outside points only in a
way for some time. It is
true that second growth stock is still
found in commercial quantities in
some sections, but from the best in
formation at hand there is not a great
deal of second growth stock left in the
Anthracite Strike Settled.
The anthracite miners finally have
concluded to withdraw their demands
and have signed articles of agreement
to abide by the terms of the strike
commission report for another period
of three years.
This is a good thing, although it
has been anticipated for some time,
and too long delayed. The coal strike
movement this year has borne so
many signs of artificiality that peo
ple have begun to look upon it with
very little serious consideration. The
immediate and only material effect of
the agreement is for the operators to
cut coal prices about 40 cents a ton.
Last year's anthracite production
was the largest on record, close upon
70,000,000 tons, or 30,000,0000 more
than in 1902, the coal strike year.
The average price at the mines was
$2.25 in 1905, as compared with $2.35
in 1902. The average number of men
employed was 165,000 in 1905, andcent
148,000 in 1902, and the average num
ber of days worked was 215 in 1905
and 116 in 1902. The loss to the men
in wages in five and one half months
1902 was $20,000,000. The award of
the strike commission gave the men
an increase of about 10 per cent in
pay, with a possible total increase in
wage income of $6,000,000.
The terms named by the strike com
mission of 1902 lasted three years.
The mine operators agreed to extend
those terms another period of three
years, and at length the miners have
concluded to accept the terms, rather
than plunge the public into another
industrial war with heavy losses to all
Winter Wheat Conditions.
The crop reporting board of the
bureau of statistics of the department
of agriculture, from the reports of the
correspondents and agents of the
bureau, finds the area under winter
wheat remaining in cultivation on
May 1 to have been about 29,623,000
acres. This is six per cent, or
about 1,718,000 acres, less than the
area reported as sown last fall, and
one per cent, or about 241,000 acres,
less than the area of winter wheat
reported as harvested last year.
The average condition of the grow
ing winter wheat crop on May 1 was
91, as compared with 89 on April 1,
92 on May 1, 1905 76 on May 1,
1904. and 85, the mean of the May
averages for the last ten jears.
Sciatica Cured After Twenty Years of Torture.
For more than twenty years Mr. J.
B. Massey, of 33 Clinton St., Minne
apolis, Minn., was tortured by sciat
ica. The pain and suffering which
he endured during this time is beyond
comprehension. Nothing gave him
any permanent relief until he used
Chamberlain's Pain Balm. One ap
plication of that liniment relieved the
pain and made sleep and rest possi
ble, and less than one bottle has ef
fected a permanent cure. If troubled
with sciatica or rheumatism why not
try a 25-cent bottle of Pain Balm and
see for yourself how quickly it relieves
the pain. For sale by Princeton Drug
School report for district 7, Green
bush, for the month ending May 11,
1906: Number of days taught, 20
number of scholars enrolled, 47
average daily attendance, 37. Those
who were present 20 days are: Olive
Ayers, Helen Bemis, Ruth Bergman,
Clarence Brunkow, Irene and Elmer
Erickson, Myrtle Gramer, Gladys
Hugh, Hazel and Helen Johnson,
Roy Shram, Amel Strombeck, Joseph,
Arnold and Annie Rabenstein. Those
who were present 19 days or more are:
Edward Almelie, Dewy Bemis, Jennie
and Selma Bleed, Sem Bergman,
Hildur Kronstrom, and Rose Peter
son. Bell Orton, Teacher.
Deaths hrom Appendicitis
decrease in the same ratio that the use
of Dr. King's New Life Pills in
creases. They save you from danger
and bring quick and painless release
from constipation and the ills grow
ing out of it. Strength and vigor al
ways follow their use. Guaranteed
by C. A. Jack, druggist, 25 cents.
The Country Correspondent.
Again, at night, when the work is
done, you pick up the country weekly
from the old home back east. You
look over town news, scan the blazing
half-page ads and turn over to the
country correspondence. Not that
you were acquainted in every neigh
borhood from Pleasant Valley to
Pumpkin Ridge, nor do you know the
present generation spoken of in the
news items. But here and there is an
old family name that makes you think
and takes you back to the good old
days gone by. An item about the old
church or the school, and as you sit
there the recollection brings back
memories all but forgotten. You
wander out on the big road through
the valley and woodland to the big
farm house. Then a hundred faces of
boyhood companions are all before
you as you picture the revival at the
cross-roads church or the spelling bee
at the old red school house, and you
wonder what has become of all the
boys and girls you left when you
The old tourist printer has been
relegated to the junk pile by the lino
type, the city man takes his notes in
shorthand, the editor dictates his mat
ter to an amanuensis, and from the
typewriter it goes down the tubethe
revolution is complete, yet there is
one good, old-fashioned feature hold
ing overthe weekly copy from the
country correspondent. Nothing can
take his place. May he be with us
forever, because the paper needs him
and the readers appreciate him and
we want him, though he hasn't im
proved a lick in spelling and punctu
ation.Perry (Okla.) Republican.
Interchangeable Mileage Books.
Officials of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific railroads are out
with the announcement of the issue of
an interchangeable mileage book,
good on the lines of both systems, in
prescribed territory in Minnesota and
North and South Dakota, effective
June 1. One kind of book will be a
5,000-mile ticket, at $100, or flat two
a mile rate, and the other a 3,000-
mile ticket, at a rate of ty2 cents a
mile, or $75, with a rebate of $15 if
the ticket is used in its entirety by the
purchaser, making a net rate of two
cents a mile or $60. The tickets will
also be honored on the Minnesota &
Iron Range and Duluth, Missabe &
Northern railways. The territory
prescribed for the use of the tickets
on both roads is:
On all lines of the Great Northern
and Willmar & Sioux Falls railways,
east of Mondak, Mont., but not in
cluding the line west of the Missouri
river from Sioux City, Iowa, to
O'Neill, Neb. On all lines of the
Northern Pacific, from Beach Mont.,
to Ashland, Wis. An excess baggage
book, equal in value to $60 will be
sold for $48, good in the same terri
Special School Sleeting.
Notice is hereby given that a spec
ial meeting in school district No. 1, in
Mille Lacs county, Minnesota, will
be held at the high school building in
the village of Princeton, on the 24th
day of May, 1906, at 7 o'clock p. m.,
for the following purposes. Electing
six (6) school directors for Princeton
Independent school district, two (2)
to hold until August 1, following the
next annual school meeting, two (2) to
hold until the expiration of one year,
and two (2) to hold until the expira
tion of two years from said August 1.
the time which each director shall hold
being designated on the ballot.
Dated this 11th day of May, 1906.
T. F. Scheen,
Clerk of special school election held
May 8, 1906.
Foreign Seed Corn.
Some of our scientific corn breeders
say that it is not advisable to buy
seed corn grown more than twenty
miles from one's home otherwise it
will not be adapted to the new con
ditions. Several seedsmen do not
subscribe to this doctrine. Henry
Field, of Iowa, says:
'My belief proved by actual results
is this: Iowa seed corn, good seed
corn, can be moved to almost any
part of the country and produce better
results than any of the native sorts,
and also better results than it would
here at home. The change is benefi
cial to it."
Not if as Rich as Rockefeller.
If you had all the wealth of Rocke
feller, the Standard Oil magnate, you
could not buy a better medicine for
bowel complaints than Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy. The most eminent physician can
not prescribe abetter preparation for
colic and diarrhoea, both for children
and adults. The uniform success
this remedy has shown it to be super
ior to all others. It never fails, and
when reduced with water and sweet
ened, is pleasant to take. Every
family should be supplied with it.
Sold by Princeton Drug Co.
G. A. R., Attention.
All members of Wallace T. Rines
post, 142, are urged to be in attend
ance at the regular meeting May 23,
as final arrangements have to bewe
made for memorial day. Meeting will
be called to order at 7:30 p. m.
T. H. Caley, Commander.
A. Z. Norton, Adjutant.
THE PBINCBTON UNION: THXTJJSDAT, MAY 17, 1906V ^,xw^
Church Topics 3i sas
t. A Sunday and Weekday
Morning 10:30 theme, "Why Can
Not We Do It?" 11:45 Sunday school
7 p. m., Y. P. S. C. E. evening 8
o'clock theme, "The Road to the
City." We cordially invite the public
to worship with us.
Morning 10:30 "Life by Faith:"
11:45 a. m. Sunday school 7:15 p. m.
Epworth League 8 p. m. "The Atone
Union memorial services will be
held on Sunday, May 27th at 10:30 a.
m., at the M. E. church. Rev. E. M.
Cathcart will preach the sermon and
Rev. Henderson of the Congrega
tional church will offer the invocation.
The G. A. R. post and ladies aux
iliary are cordially invited to attend.
Baldwin schoolhouse Sunday morn
ing at 10 and 11 a. m. Princeton, 3
P- m. Frank Shore. Pastor.
This is the season when peo
ple who need new sidewalks
usually put them down, and
that there is nothing which
equals cement walks has been
universally proven. We are
prepared to handle every kind
of cement work. Sidewalks,
crosswalks, driveways, steps,
borders, etc. We guarantee all
our work and our prices are
right. Let us give you esti
mates. Call or address.
Mrs. S. M. Sinclair's house. 1
Peterson & Nelson
Can set your buggy tires cold while
you are waiting without taking the
wheels off from the buggy or the
bolts out of the wheels.
All kinds of Custom Work
feet add greatly to a woman's attrac
tions. Coarse, clumsy shoes have the
opposite effect. We give special at
All the latest productions of the best
factories are here. The newest shapes,
the modish heels, the fashionable
leathers. There are shoes for every
kind of wear in or outdoor. Of course
have shoes also for men and boys
but we take particular pride in pleas
ing the ladies. What can we do for you?
First Street, Princeton, Minn.
Princeton Lumber Company,
W. P. CHASE,
Dealers in High Grade j~5
Sash, Doors, Millwork, 1
I Maple, Beech and Fir Flooring, 1
Red Cedar and Pine Shingles.
E A Full Line of Building Materials. 3
GEO. A. COATES, Manager. PRINCETON. 1
First National Bank
of Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
A General Banking Busi
Loans Made on Approved
Does a General
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
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BANE OP PRINCETON.
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Collecting and Farm and
Insurance. Village Loans.
M. S. RUTHERFORD E. L. MCMILLAN
A Specialty 0/
jFarm Loans I
I M. S. RUTHERFORD a CO.
Odd Fellows Building,
Princeton, Minn. i
Caley Lumber Company,
(Successors to Foley Bean Lumber Co.)
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com'
plete Stock of Building Material.
L. C. HUMMEL
Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard,
Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.
Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn.
Are fitters of men, women and children
in shoes, dry goods groceries, hardware,
and all kinds of farm machinery and
Foreston Mercantile & Live Stock Co.
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