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Sum of $32,435-44 Paid to Patrons of
the Establishment During the
Past Twelve Months.
Annual rieetlng of Princeton Co-oper-
ative Creamery Attended by a
Hundred Shareholders.
At Brands' opera house on Tuesday
afternoon near unto a hundred repre
sentative farmers, shareholders in the
Princeton Co-operative Creamery
company, attended the annual meeting
of the corporation, and these men,
without exception, are enthusiasts.
They are reaping the benefits of the
establishment owned by them and are
enthusiastic over the results achieved
''within so short a period of time.
That fchey will stick together was
fully evidenced by the feeling prev
alent among the membersit was a
truly harmonious gathering.
President Louis Rust called the con
vention to order and, in the absence
of Secretary August F. Meyer, who is
visiting in Wisconsin, O. M. Warner,
the creamery's buttermaker, read the
financial report. This report showed
that the total amount received by the
creamery for the year 1909 was
$37,039 87 and that the amount paid
out, including S32,4S5.44 to patrons
for butterfat, was $36,501 61, leaving a
balance on hand of $838.26a re
markably fine showing considering
the debts and interest which were
liquidated. The number of pounds
of butterfat received during the year
was 121,688 and the number of pounds
of butter manufactured 144,809. The
amount of butter overrun was 23,121
pounds. The creamery now has 156
shareholders who hold 268 shares, the
price per share being $10, and there
were 45 shares sold 1909. Upon
motion the financial report was
accepted by a unanimous vote.
It was moved by August Jaenicke
that from the balance of $838.26 in the
treasury the debt on the creamery
building of about $700 be paid off.
After a brief discussion the motion
was carried and this will leave the
creamery entirely free from indebted
President Rust stated that at its
last meeting the board of directors de
cided to recommend the installation of
an ice cream machine and placed the
proposition before the meeting. From
information which Mr. Rust had
gathered he was of the opinion that
such a machine would pay.
Mr. Warner said that last year
most of the ice cream used in Prince
ton and vicinity was purchased from
Minneapolis concerns, that his son
had canvassed the village and that
the stores had promised to patronize
the creamery should it put in a
machine. During the summer months
about 40 gallons of ice cream per day
as sold in the village and Mr. Warner
was confident that the investment pro
posed would pay.
Mr. Nierhaugen of the Creamery
Package Co., was in attendance and
said that machinery of sufficient ca
pacity to manufacture all the ice
cream needed in Princeton would cost
about $400 and that he was positive
the creamery could successfully com
pete with outside nrms by supplying a
superior grade of ice cream for less
August Jaenicke raised an objection
to the purchase of the apparatus upon
the grounds that it would necessitate
an extension to the creamery and
incur an unnecessary expense and,
upon motion of Louis Rocheford, the
proposition was killed.
Peter Jensen suggested that the
buttermaker should not receive cream
after 3 o'cock in the afternoon, so as
to give him an opportunity to sterilize
and cool down the cream and Mr.
Warner stated that a better grade of
butter could be made by following
this plan.' He also paid Mr. Jensen a
nice compliment by asserting that, if
all the cream were in such fine con
dition as that brought in by him, he
would guarantee that the butter would
fetch from three to four cents more
per pound in the eastern markets than
it does now.
A motion was carried that, com
mencing March 1, no cream be re
ceived upon any day after 3 o'clock
in the afternoon.
The following officers were then
elected: Lours Rust, president
August F. Meyer, vice president
Gust Hofflander, secretary John
Dalchow, treasurer, and Peter Jensen,
director,all reliable, enterprising
A Prosperous Creamery
The annual meeting of the Farmers'
Co-operative Creamery company of
Pease was held on Monday last. The
report of the creamery's six months
and ten days run showed that the
stockholders received an average of
two cents per pound more for butter
fat than they would have had they
sold to centralizers. A total of
58,119 pounds of butter was manu
factured and the amount paid for
butterfat was $13,639 52. The operat
ing expenses aggregated $1,305.46
and the report showed a balance in
the treasury of $375. Following is
the list of officers elected:
H. Van de Riet, president L.
Kempton, vice president G. H.
Strating, secretary John Larson,
treasurer C. H. Modin, A. Anderson
and Henry Hubers, directors.
Pease has good reason to be proud
of its creamery, which is equipped
with modern machinery and conducted
along economical business lines.
The farmers of Pease are pulling to
gether and are determined to enhance
the progress of their establishment
by increasing their herds of dairy
cows. Other towns would do well to
follow the example set by Pease
Farmers' Insurance Company Sleets
The annual meeting of the Glen
dorado Farmers' Mutual Fire Insur
ance company was held in the village
of Foreston on Tuesday, January 18,
at which time there was a big repre
sentation of the policy holders
present. The meeting was called to
order by the president, O. H. Uglem.
Secretary J. A Erstad, read his re
port, which was a lengthy one cover
ing all the details of the business and
showing the company to be in a pros
perous condition. -The report is too
long to give in full and we therefore
give it in part, as follows:
In force Dec 31.1908
Issued during the year
No of Amount of
Policies Insurance
730 843 501 00
309 420 285 00
Totals 039 $1,263 786 00
Cancelled during the year 228 247 095 00
In force Dec 31, 1909 811 $1016 691 00
Cash on hand Dec 31, 1903 $ 68 11
Membership and policy fees received 1340 49
Assessments collected 2171 11
$3579 71
$579 00
965 50
Paid eight losses
All other expenses t.
Total $1544 50
Balance Dec 31,1909 $2035 21
The following shows the total insur
ance by townships in force December
31, 1909:
Glendorado Maywood
Gilmanton Greenbush
Milo Milaca Page
Kathio Princeton Bogus Brook
Borgholm Hayland South Harbor
Isle Harbor
East Side
Blue Hill
Palmer Haven
Clear Lake
Orrock Livonia Big Lake
In Force
$75 254
4 323
162 511
150 424
47 950
7 975
5 500
48 497
85 943
2 925
3 550
24 599
39 964
19 455
41675 27 350
39 269
10 665
20 805
9 514
20 579
25 440
2 900
3 150
32,262 20 683
3 550
7 140
2990 4197 2 855
5 775
6 995
750 900
Totals $1016 691 420,285
Gilmanton showed a decrease of
$1,195 and Becker $4,265.
Total increase over decrease
After hearing the reports the follow
ing directors were elected: S. L.
Ness, H. J. Wicklund and J. A.
The business place of the company
was changed from Glendorado to
Princeton and the date of the annual
meeting from the third Monday in
January to the third Tuesday in
After the meeting the board of
directors met and elected all of the
old officers.
Death of James Horrisran.
The remains of James Horrigan
were brought here from South Fork
township, Kanabec county, yesterday
morning for burial. Funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Father
Levings at St. Edward's church and
the interment was in the Catholic
cemetery, where he was laid to rest
beside his wife, who died last Sep
tember. Three of the sons, besides a
large number of friends, attended the
obsequies. The cause of Mr. Horri
gan's death was senile decay, super
induced by mourning for the death of
his wife.
James Horrigan was born in
County Mayo, Ireland, in 1832, and
emigrated to Canada when a boy. He
came to the United States about
thirty-one years ago. He is. survived
by four sdns, viz., William and
Thomas of South Fork, Minn.
James of Woonsocket, ,S. D,, and
John of LeMars, Iowa.
Moving Picture Show.
Program for tomorrow (Friday) and
Saturday evenings at Brands' opera
house at 8 o'clock: The Eleventh
Hour, Modern Hercules, One of the
Finest, Unlucky Luck, The Haunted
House, Who's Who, The Wooing and
Wedding of a Coon.
Ye Old Folks' Concerte Surpasses
Anything of Its Kind Ever
Produced at This Place.
Costumes Are Unique and Every
Number on Program is Ap-
plauded by Audience.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
weather was exceedingly unfavorable
a blustering, ill-conditioned night
the old folks' concert was well at
tended. No better recognition of
home talent could have been expected
even upon a balmy evening. No en
tertainment has ever been produced in
Princeton which has given such
general satisfaction as "Ye Old
Folks' Concerte" by the choir of the
Methodist church on Thursday even
ing, January 20it differed materi
ally from the "old folks' concerts"
which are usually presented.
It is indeed a difficult task to ar
range a program and prepare so
large a number of people as partici
pated in this concert, but Mrs C. A.
Caley was equal to the occasionshe
succeeded in perfecting every indi
vidual in his or her part. There are
but few people who can excel Mrs.
Caley in this particular lineshe is
experienced. And then, again, where
will you find a vocalist who can sur
pass Mrs. Caley? She has one of the
most pleasing voices in the country
she is a virtuoso in her profession.
To give each participant his or her
due would require about two pages of
the i n, so we will refer to them
The promenade preceding the con
cert was a very pretty introduction in
which "all ye folks of ye concerte"
took part. The costumes were in imi
tation of those worn by George
Washington, Abe Lincoln, Martha
Washington and other people of the
olden times.
Following this all ye folks of
ye concerte gave a song and Dolly
Druscilla Marvin followed with "a
piece spoken." Then came a fiddle
tune by Hannah Handy Smith and,
by the way, Hannah is mighty handy
with the bow. The audience vocifer
ously =ncore and Hannah
Hulda Honora Townsend then gave
a song, with chorus, which almost
caused a fight among her many ad
mirersthey all wanted Hurda.
Peggy Sanders Wold was an up-to
dater in her '*piee spoken," and
Beatrix Belinda Lundquist tore loose
on the piano to such an extent that
the audience compelled her to play
another piece
Doc Lester made a few funny re
marks which convulsed the people in
laughter. Doc is a funny fellow all
Anderson's orchestra then chimed
in with a lively tune and all ye folks
of ye concerte followed with a melody
in perfecto.
Rachel Nightingale Lundquibt sang
two pretty songs and Rev. Goodman
Goodell then appeared and told a
storyor rather spoke a piece
which the majority of the audience
was inclined to believe.
Following came Sara Tabitha
Neumann with a song which brought
down the house, Hi Hiram Lester
with a mandolin tune and a song by
the celebrated quartet, Angelina
Snowdrop Caley, Rose Mehetabel
Switzer, Low Voice Ewing and Hi
Hiram Lester.
Angelina Snowdrop Caley then
sang a solo and responded to an
encore and the concert concluded with
a song by "all ye folks of ye con
Sophronia Lightfinger Ewing was
the accompanist of the evening and
"Lightfinger" prove'd to be a very
appropriate pseudonym for Mrs.
Ewingher execution 01 the accom
paniments was excellent.
Many people have requested the
management to reproduce the old
folks' concert and their request will
probably be complied with at an early
date. It is believed that if again
presented it would draw even a larger
house than upon the first occasion,
The total gate receipts were $75.
Most Widely Read.
The Princteon Union, published by
Bob Dunn, has passed its 33rd year
of existence. The Union is prob
ably one of the most widely read by
political leaders of any country paper
in the state, as it generally has some
thing pertinent to say in regard to
legislative measures, as well as men.
The paper, in local matter and in
typographical appearance, is fine,
and 'way ahead of the class of paper
that one would expect to find in a
village of 2,000 inhabitants.Little
Falls Herald.
riinneapolis Man Imagines Commis-
sioners at Fault as Regards
Road Improvements.
Have Done and Are Doing All That
the Law Will Permit Them to
Do in the Matter.
A Minneapolis man, one who is
an extensive owner of real estate in
northern Mille Lacs county, incloses
a clipping from the Union with
reference to the taxation of lands for
road purposes held by speculators at
prohibitive prices, and adds: "I will
venture to say that there is not a large
holder of land but what would wel
come good roads and gladly pay his
proportion of taxes. I for one would
be glad to see a north and south and
an east and west road through every
township in the county then we land
men could sell land. There is one
thing certainadmitting Mille Lacs
county to be one of the best stock
counties in the NorthwestMille Lacs
county will never settle up until there
are better roads. The sooner the
commissioners of your county realize
this the better it ^will be for the
county. The D. S. B. Johnson Co.
wanted roads and were willing to ad
vance money for that purpose but
what assistance did they get from the
county commissioners? What Mille
Lacs county needs is a board of
county commissioners that will look
after the interests of the county and
give us good roads. We land men
will do the rest."
The Union will not quarrel with
its Minneapolis friend over the propo
sition that good roads are essential to
the development and up-building of
the county. The Union will go to
any length to further the cause of
good roads. But our Minneapolis
friend does our board of county
commissioners an injustice. For the
past ten or fifteen years, and especi
ally in the past five years, very
generous treatment has been accorded
the north end of the county by the
commissioners in the division of road
fundsprevious to that time little or
no county toad taxes were levied. In
fact, in their ?eal to provide funds for
roasts the commissioners exceeded
their authority and levied more taxes
for that purpose than the law per
mitted. Prior to 1907 a tax of only
one mill on the dollar could be levied
since 1907 a tax of two mills can be
levied The total valuation of the
county in 1909 was $2,249,562, a two
mill tax on that amount would pro
duce a fund of $4,491.12. This year
there has been a slight increase in
the valuation. There are five com
missioner districts in the county apd
it is hardly reasonable to expect that
the entire county road and bridge
fund could be expended in onerdis
trict. But if the entire amount was
expended in one district it would not
riake much of a showing. As pointed
out in the Union heretofore the
towns can levy road taxes to the
amount of 20 mills on each dollar's
valuation10 mills to be paid in cash
and 10 mills in cash or in labor at the
option of the property-owner. In
other words, the towns can levy ten
times the amount of road taxes that
the county commissioners can. There
is not a town in the county save one
that has ever levied the maximum
amount of road taxes. The county
commissioners i levy every dollar
the law will permit of, then why attach
blame to the county commission
The proposition made by the D. S.
B. Johnson Co. was a liberal one,
but the county commissioners could
not comply with the terms of said
offer for the simple reason that they
had no authority in law for doing so.
It is utterly impossible for the
thinly "settled counties of northern
Minnesota to cope with the road
problem unless state aid is forthcom
ing. The Union's plan of a general
one mill state tax for road and bridge
purposes will provide the means to
furnish that assistance. Will our
good friends in St. Paul and Minne
apolis co-operate in the effort to
secure an amendment to the state
constitution that will provide for a
general one mill state road tax9
Rev. Gratz at M. E Church.
A large and appreciative audience
crowded the M. E. church on Tuesday
evening to listen to Rev. W. E. J.
Gratz talk on "The Average Man."
It was while Mr. Gratz was pastor
here that the present beautiful M. E.
church was erected at a cost of $14,000,
and before entering upon the subject
of the discourse he feelingly referred
to his trials and tribulations in con
nection with the building of the
church. The proceedings opened with
an anthem"O Give Thanks"by the
choir under the direction of Mrs. C.
A. Caley. After a prayer by the pas
tor, Rev. Goodell, a second number
by the choir"Praise Ye the Father"
was splendidly rendered. Rev.
Goodell truly said the speaker of the
evening needed no introduction by
him, nevertheless he would "go
through ^the motions," and in a few
well chosen words paved the way for
Mr. Gratz, who for more than an hour
held the undivided attention of the
audience and was frequently and vig
orously applauded. No mere synop
sis of the lecture would do justice to
the eloquent speaker. His talk was
seasoned with wit and humor by
times he was facetious, again he was
pathetic, but all the time highly in
teresting. He eulogized "the average
man and woman," and repeatedly
asserted that they were the salt of
the earth.
At the conclusion of the reverend
gentleman's delightful talk the audi
ence arose and all joined in singing
Mr. Gratz held a reception both be
fore and after the lecture, shook
hands with and greeted personally
almost every one in the audience and,
it is needless to add that, each and all
were delighted to meet and greet him.
Mr. Gratis was the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Woodcock during his short
stay in town. He has promised to
make his Princeton friends a visit of
longer duration next summer
Will McCuaig for Mayor of Bemidji
The Bemidji Pioneer of recent date
contains an excellent halftone cut of
William McCuaig, a former well
known resident of Princeton. It is
thought that all factions can unite on
Mr. McCuaig and that he will be
chosen mayor of the city without
opposition. The Pioneer says:
"William McCuaig has been a resi
dent of Bemidji during the past ten
years. He served as a member of the
village council for two terms, prior to
the adoption of the city charter, bub
would not again be a candidate for a
member of the council.
"Mr. McCuaig has always been
prominent in matters of public interest
in the city, and being' a heavy tax
payer and a prominent business man
he would, if elected, undoubtedly give
the city a splendid business adminis
"It is hoped that the agreement to
unanimously support Mr. McCuaig
will be adhered to, and that the torrid
municipal fights of previous years
will not be repeated in the coming
city election."
Death of an Old and Respected Settler
Mrs. Malinda J. Hunt died at the
home of her son, F. A. Edmison, in
Wyanett, last evening at 6:30 o'clock.
She was one of the oldest settlers in
this part of the country, having set
tled here 46 years ago."'
Mrs. Hunt was the widow of the late
S. P. Hunt and was born in New
York on March 17, 1824. She is sur
vived by eleven children. She was
a kind-hearted lady, an affectionate
wife and mother, and leaves many
friends to mourn her taking away.
The funeral will be held next Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from
the Princeton Methodist church and
the remains will be laid to rest in Oak
Knoll cemetery.
Big Wrestle Tomorrow Night
Tomorrow (Friday) night Ben
Hass, the Princeton whirlwind, will
wrestle a finish match at the armory
with Antonio Grosso of Minneapolis,
thechampio Italian welterweight of
Minnesota. The match will be for 75
and 25 per cent of the gate receipts
and a side bet of $25. The one getting
the best two falls out of three will be
declared the winner. Lovers of
scientific mat work should not fail to
attend this wrestle.
Awful Wreck on Canadian Pacific
That was an awful catastrophe that
occurred on the Canadian Pacific rail
road at Spanish River bridge, near
Sadbury, Ont., on the afternoon of
the 21st inst. A broken rail caused
several cars to jump the track and
tumble into the river. It is estimated
that at least 50 lives were l6st and 25
to 40 severely injured. It was the
worst wreck that ever occurred on a
Canadian railroad.
Great Floods In France
'Paris and all France is suffering
from a deluge. Many of the principal
streets of the French capital are un
der water to the depth of irom six to
ten feet. The situation is just as bad
in the provincesrivers everywhere
have overflowed their banks. Many
people have been drowned. The loss
of property is enoromusestimated
at $200,000,000.
Tame Hay Wanted
From 10 to 15 tons of good tame
hay wanted for which highest market
price will be paid. Henry Arnhold,
at the old Newberb farm.
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Tomorrow, Friday, Evening Eighth
Grade Students Will Give a
Burns' Entertainment.
Proceeds Will Go Toward Liquidating
Piano Debt and the Prtronage
Should be Liberal.
Tomorrow (Friday) evening at the
high school assembly room the Eighth
grade pupils will present a Burns'
program which will consist of musical
numbers, sketches, etc. The enter
tainment, details of which have been
arranged by Miss Margaret I. King,
promises to be an excellent produc
tion. It will be given for the purpose
of raising funds with which to pay off
the debt on the high school piano and
should therefore be liberally patroniz
ed One of the features of the pro
gram will be selections and accom
paniments by the high school orches
tra. An admission of 15 and 25 cents
will be charged. Following is the
Kahkwa Club March High School Orchestra
Recitation Eva Ross
ABC Number Beth Fox
Recitation Ruth Ferrell
Cavatina Roff Donald Marshall
Recitation Mae Marvin
Musical Recitation Mildred Rutherford
Solo Mrs Cooney
Original Fable, The Donkey and the Aero
plane Dorothy Dickey
Recitation Nora Brysoa
"Italia" Donizetti Choir
Cupid Awakening Waltz
High School Orchestra
Auld Lang Syne School
Sketch, Robert Burns Miss Cravens
Tribute to Burns Gerald McDougaU
Quotations from Burns Glen Ferrell
The Laird O'Cockpen McVicar
The Blue Bells of Scotland School
(a) The Banks cT Doon
Miss King
\\t) To Mary in Heaven
For a' That and a' That
My Heart's in. the Highlands ./School
The songs by the school will be accompanied
by the high school orchestra
Henry MilDrath
1 A Glorious Time.
There was noise enough around
town last Friday evening to justify
most anyone in thinking that either
an Indian war dance was in operation
or else that our high school football
team had won a victory and was
being given a wild reception on the
campus, tut it^as neither of these,
for as everyone knows, there are no
more war dances and the snow is too
deep for football. It was merely a'
party of real live high school en
thusiasts out for a good time. Invi
tations were scattered around one day
last week by Lisle Jesmer and Jess
Angstman to about forty-five of their
high school friends and teachers,
summoning them to assemble at ye
school house on Friday evening at 8
of the clock. Forty of them respond
ed and they were loaded onto A. M.
Davis' sled and the fun began.
Bushels of fun *as had riding around
town until about 10 o'clock, when the
driver halted at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Jesmer and there the fun
continued until 2 o'clock Saturday
morning. Games were played and at
midnight a most delightful supper was
served. The supper was prepared by
Mrs. Jesmer, and was served by
Lester Jesmer and Howard Reichard,
blacked up as negroes. A jollier
crowd or a better time would be diffi
cult to even imagine. Such parties
are very much appreciated by the
participants and words cannot ex
press the appreciation of the efforts
of those who aided in arranging such
a delightful program. Many thanks
are extended to Mr and Mrs. Jesmer
for the hospitality shown by them.
One of the Noisemakers.
Alfred Mnnz' Father Dead
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Munz de
parted on Monday morning for*
Chicago to attend the funeral of Mr.
Munz' father, G. H. Munz At the
time of his death Mr. Munz was a
writer on the Germania, one of the
best known German publications .in
this qountry. He was 72 years of age
and a highly educated man. At one
time he was an instructor in Zurich
university, Switzeralnd, and had
lived in Chicago about fifteen years.
He is survived by a widow, three sons
and three daughters. Besides the
widow, a son. Alfred Munz of the
Caley Hardware company, and a
daughter, Annie, of Hudson, Wis., re
side in this country. The others live
in Germany.
A Big tot of Horses.
I have received a large number of
excellent horses, in fact my barn is
full of them. They are all sound
native horses, young and strong.
You will find among them horses
suitable for farm work, driving or
riding purposes. Make your selection
now while the number to choose from
is large.
4-tf Aulger Bines.

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