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Bills to Provide Appropriations for De-
fraying Expenses of Veterans
to Gettysburg Discussed.
Oleomargarine Bill Drawing a Color
Line on the Product is Recom-
mended for Passage.
A new bill to take the place ot
several measures piohibiting unfair
discrimination in lumber, grain and
other commodities is being drafted
by a senate subcommittee. This bill
will aim to prohibit unfair discrimi
nation in the buying and selling ot
any commodity in general use.
The house swmniittee on public
buildings recommended for indefinite
postponement Kepresentative Knud
Wefald's resolution calling for the
investigation of charges that liquor
was served in the office of the secre
tary of state on the night of Governor
Eberhart's inaugural ball. There
appears to have been but little or no
foundation tor the charges.
The Gettysburg bills were dis
cussed before the committee on
appropriations, J. IS". Searles of
Stillwater and Ed Stevens of Minne
apolis. First Minnesota \eterans and
officers of the First Minnesota Regi
mental association. fa\ oring the bill
introduced by R. C. Dunn. Under
this bill all First Minnesota \eterans
who were on the rolls of the regi
ment prior to or at the time ot the
battle and who weie honorably dis
charged would be taken to Gettys
burg, as well as all survhors of the
battle who live the state. Some
ot the members of the G. A R.
Gettysburg committee are not in
cluded in the eligible list, and. seem
mglj, tor this reason General A.
Grant, chairman the commission,
declaied himself in fa\oi of the
Kneelancl bill, which piowdes foi an
appropriation ot 1)25.000 and also
that all Minnesota citizens who weie
in the battle, no matter vvhat
legiment, shall be taken to the cele
The senate, committee of the
whole, without am opposition, rec
ommended tor passage Senator Frank
Clague's bill to give cities of less
than 10,000 population the light of
local option law now enjoved onl.\ by
Milages A similai bill was bitterlj
fought in both bodies of the last
legislatme and defeated the last
night ot the session.
With the unanimous approval of tne
house committee on transportation.
C. M. Bendixen's bill reducing lail
vvay tares to 2 cents a mile on all
railroads whose annual passenger
^earnings exceed $1,200 a mile in
Minnesota, has been placed on gen
eral oideis.
On the calendai the house passed
A. B. Peterson's bill for a consti
tutional amendment allowing state
trust ninds to be loaned on farm
Regardless of the fact that the
senate 1 ejected the proposition to
submit the woman suffrage question
to a vote of the people, the house
committee on elections has voted to
report out the Laison bill, which
virtually covers the same grounds,
with a recommendation that it pass.
The house laboi committee has
recommended for passage a bill pro
viding for an eight-hour day for
women and children workeis. Do
mestic servants and nurses do not
come within the provisions of the
bill. This is a good measure.
A duplicate of Ohio's initiative
and referendum act appeared in the
house with the unanimous approval
of the house committee on elections,
and this bill will take the place of
the drafts covering the same subject
introduced by Albert Pfaender, C.
M. Bendixen, H. O. Bjorge and W.
A. Campbell. The new measure
provides tnat amendments to the
state constitution may be initiated
by a petition of 10 per cent of the
voters, statutory legislation by 3
per cent, and that a referendum vote
shall be taken on a 6 per cent peti
The farmers of the house showed
their strength on the labor commit
tee's bill requiring full reports of
all accidents to the state labor
bureau. They lined up for an
amendment offered by H. H. Dunn
relieving farmers of the duty ot mak
ing reports except as to accidents
caused by threshing machines, corn
shredders and similar machinery. L.
C. Spooner and other farmers rallied
to the amendment, and H. H. Dunn
declared that if it should be defeat
ed the farmers ought to kill the bill.
The amendment was carried over
protests by W. A. Campbell and F.
L. Klemer, and the bill then was
iMiiim .sufa lINto: ictil hiK-ii-tv
Representative Pless has intro
duced a bill to restore the death
penalty. His proposition differs
from the old law in that he would
leave it to the jury to say whether a
convicted man should hang or go to
prison for life.
Wholesale merchants are interested
in a bill by C. X. Orr of St. Paul,
which passed the house on Saturday.
It is expected to ha\e the effect of
stopping the practice ot merchants
about to go into bankruptcy of sell
ing out their stock and defrauding
the creditors. The old law said such
a sale should be '-presumed to be
fradulent" unless proper notice was
given, but the Orr bill says that
such action "'shall be fraudulent,"
and under it such sales would be set
A bill has been recommended for
passage by the house committee on
dairy products which provides that
oleomargarine offered for sale shall
not be less than '"55 per cent white"
accorrding to the government stand
ard of color measurements. Accord
ing to the technical men in the
dairy business this will permit a yel
low tinge in oleomargarine, but the
yellow will not be the golden yellow
produced in the creameries, and no
one will be deceived into purchasing
'55 per cent white" oleomargarine
for butter It is believed that this
provision will ovecrome the weak
spot in the present law found by the
state supreme court when the yellow
oleo clause was declared invalid.
After debating for moie than two
hours on the county assessor bill,
the house on Tuesday adjourned
without acting on the measure. The
bill developed one ot the hottest
controversies of the session, many
country members arguing in favor of
keeping the control of the assess
ments in the hands of township
ofhceis In a chaiacteristic,
straight-rrom-the-shoulder speech
Repiesentative R. C. Dunn drove
home this httle bit of pleasantry
I voted foi county option two years
ago, but from aome of the arguments
I have heard heie today I think 1
must have made a mistake. I hope
those who are arguing so strong for
township control today will be con
sistent when it comes to voting on
county option. The men opposed to
this bill aie the tax dodgers, and
there is a little gang of them in
every town and Ullage that get out
of paying then fair share of taxes
by standing in with the local asses
sors. I know the sentiment of this
house is against the bill and you are
going to kill it. but some future
legislature is going to take different
The election contest between C.
A. Gilman, former lieutenant gov
ernor, and Representative Joseph
Coates will be fought out on the
floor of the house some time next
week. The majority report of the
committee recommending the seating
ot Mr. Coates and the minority re
port, in opposition, are being pre
School Report.
School report for January, primary
department, Freer school: Pupils
perfect in attendanceBlanche and
Oliver Burke, Carl. Inez and Lillian
Larson, George Ege, Agnes Homme,
Ruth Hill, Oscar Olson. Agnes Pihl,
George and Amy Peterson and Wal
ter Wesloh. Theodore Burke at
tended 19 days. Those perfect in de
portment for the entire month were
Blanche Burke. Agnes Homme, Lil
lian and Inez Larson Agnes Pihl,
Amy and George Peterson and Wal
ter Wesloh. Oscar Olson, Walter
Wesloh, Lillian Larson and Amy
Peterson were perfect in reading.
Ida May Schmidt, Teacher.
Owen Bracken Celebrates.
Our old friend, Owen Bracken, cele
brated his ninety-third birthday an
niversary last Sunday and treated
those who honored the old civil war
veteran with their presence to an
Irish jig. Owen is^a remarkably
well-preserved old gentleman and one
of the most genial men extant. He
has worked hard during his day and
even now, at his advanced age, oc
casionally insists upon going out into
the yard and splitting wood for "ex-
ercise." The Union takes a kindly
interest in Mr. Bracken and hopes
that he may live to pass the century
Initiative and Referendum Doomed.
The votingand lack of voting
on the constitutional amendments is
an indication that the people of Min
nesota are not quite ready for the
initiative and referendum. Of the
amendments submitted last fall only
two were approved, the one-mill tax
for good roads and the increase of
the gross earnings tax of railroads.
St~ Cloud Journal-Press.
Annual Report of Pease Co-operative
Creamery Shows 1012 Busi-
neas a Record Breaker.
Farmers Increasing Dairy Herds and
Improving Breed by Acquisi-
tion of Blooded Sires.
The annual meeting of the Farm
ers' Co-operative Creamery of Pease
was held on January 2 and the offi
cers elected were as follows: H. Van
de Reit, president Henry Minks,
vice preisdent G. H. Stratmg, sec
retary Frank Salee, treasurer. Di
rectors: C. H. Modin, H. A. Hu
bers and August Anderson. F. H.
Bartelt, buttermaker, was retained.
A summary of the annual report, as
submitted by^the secretary and
adopted by the convention, follows:
Pounds of butterfat received from
shareholders 111,312 7
Pounds of butterfat received from
nonshareholders 20,171 7
Total pounds of butterfat rec 131,484 4
Pounds of butter manufactured 158,422 5
Overrun, pounds of butter 26,938 1
Overrun, percentage 20 41
Pounds of butter shipped 154 486
Ponnds of butter sold to patrons. 3,936 5
Average net price obtained for butter
sold 28 42c
Average price paid for butterfat.. 31 02c
Average monthly price paid to share
holders "3 00c
Average monthly price paid to non
shareholders 30 97c
Average monthly price of New York
extras 31 CO
Butter $45 025 29
Shares of stock 155 00
Total $45 181 09
Shareholders for butterfat
Nonshareholders Running creamery and supplies
Interest taxes and insurance
Dividends to shareholders, 7 per
on stock
Reraairs and improv ementa
Balance on hand
$34 899 42
5,898 04
3,044 80
G2 ')0
122 64
267 71
800 00
85 58
Total 345,181 09
It will be noted from the above
statement that $45,025 was receivsd
from butter sold for the year 1912,
that $34,899.42 was paid to sharehold
ers for butterfat and $5,898.04 to
patrons other than shareholders.
The Pease creamery is an establish
ment that has shown rapid growth
and shareholders are being added to
its list almost daily This shows
that the farmers of the territory are
alive to the fact that a co-operative
creamery is a paying investment,
and they are consequently increasing
their dairy herds and improving the
breed by the introduction of bloodea
sires. The Pease creamery is fortu
nate in having officers and directors
who are good business men, and the
future success of the corporation is
therefore 'assured.
Mille Lacs county has a large num
ber of co-operative creameries, all of
which are being successfully conduct
ed, but there is room for many more.
The greater the number of co-opera
tive creameries the greater the pros
perity of the farmers, and hence the
greater the business of the mer
Creamery Organization Meeting.
A public meeting will be held at
Zimmerman on Thursday. February
20, for the purpose of considering
the reorganization of the farmers'
co-operative creamery at that place.
A speaker from either the state
dairy department or the state dairy
association will be present to address
the assemblage. O. M. Warner,
manager of the Princeton Cp-opera
tive creamery, will be in attendance
to render whatsoever assistance he
can in bringing about a reorganiza
For some reason or other the farm
ers' creamery first established at
Zimmerman did not prove a success
probably because the members did
not stick together and sold part of
their cream to the centralizers. I
seems to us that a co-operative
creamery at Zimmerman should
prove a paying proposition if the
farmers give it their full support.
Reduced Parcel Post Rates Urged.
Postmaster General Hitchcock's an
nual report, made public on Monday,
tentatively suggests a reduction of
some parcel post rates and increasing
the limit of weight beyond 11
pounds. He also recommends an
increase in the rates of second-class
mail and the consolidation of the
third and fourth classes so that
books and papers may be forwarded
by parcel post. In the course of a
statement on the condition of postal
finances Mr. Hitchcock says in his
report: "In 1911, for the first time
since 1883, postal receipts exceeded
'^"y^wi^^^s^ ^j^^^"^f
postal expenditures, leaving a surplus
instead of a deficit. A heavy loss of
revenue in 1912, due to the extraor
linary amount of franked matter
mailed in the political campaign,
created a temporary deficit, but since
the close of the fiscal year the in
come of the department again has
outstriped expenses."
The franking privilege which is
extended to congressmen should be
abolished. Thousands of tons of
printed matter are sent out by con
gressmen at the people's expense for
the sole benefit of these congressmen,
and this is the reason, as Mr. Hitch
cock states, that the postoffice de
partment has in previous years shown
heavy deficits.
Tuberculosis in Fowls.
Dr. W. L. Boyd of the Minnesota
State farm at St. Paul, publishes an
interesting article in the Univeristy
Farm Press News on tuberculosis in
fowls. He says in part:
"The number of affected fowls
received at the veterinary division
laboratory would lead one to suspect
that this disease is becoming quite
prevalent in -various parts of the
state. Numerous cases of liver
troubles which have been diagnosed
by poultrymen as "'going light,"
spotted liver, fatty liver, and rheu
matism have proved to be tubercu
losis. Tuberculous fowls are usually
found on premises where the disease
is present or has been present in
either cattle or hogs, or both. The
disease is caused b\ germs or minute
vegetable organism known as the
bacterium tuberculosis. This organ
ism is strictly parasitic, and does
not find conditions favorable for
growth outside of the animal body
but it may live in the soil protected
from sunshine for a number of years.
The disease or infection may be
transmitted directly from a tuber
culous fowl to healthy ones, but it is
undoubtedly more frequently spread
through the foodstuffs which are ob
tained from the droppings of tuber
culous cattle or hogs. In chickens
the liver is the chief organ selected
as the point of attack. The liver
becomes enlarged and coveied with
small spots or tubercles, which may
be sp|t or calcified (gritty) depending
upon the stage of the disease. At
times the intestines may be covered
with tubercles and they may also be
found in the bheetlike tissue support
ing the intestines The lungs or
'lights' aie rarely affected. All
fowls should be subiected to a caietul
examination before preparing them
foi the table.
High Prices and Highways.
Poor highways contribute to the
high price of farm produce to the
consumer, for transportation charges
enter into the ultimate cost of every
aiticle of food produced on the
American farm. The influence of
roads on prices reflects not only upon
the man who raises the product, and
transports it to maiket, but on the
consumer as well. This is one rea
son why highway improvement has
become a state and national issue.
It is one reason why country roads
should be constructed and maintained
out of the general funds of the pub
lic instead of by assessments against
adjoining property or from strictly
local sources.
The average cost per ton per mile
for transporting goods on American
highways is 23 cents in France and
other European countries it costs 9
to 11 cents. The greatest obstacle to
highway improvement in many
states is the manner in which public
money has frequently been expended,
and the fear that large sums will be
spent without securing adequate
permanent results. Whenever the
American taxpayer has reasonable
assurance that public funds will be
efficiently expended he shows an in
creasing willingness to be taxed.
Northfield News.
Earl Henschel Harried.
Earl Henschel, son Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Henschel of this village, and
Lulu Vernon, daughter of Mrs. A.
C. Vernon, were married in the
rectory of St. Edward's Catholic
church on Monday morning. The
witnesses to the nuptials were
Gerald McDougall and Annie Ver
non. After the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Henschel drove to Elk River
and from there took the train for
Minneapolis. They will be at home at
the Ideal restaurant, Princeton, with
in a few days.
A Thousand and Thirty Cars.
So far this season the number of
cars of potatoes shipped from,
Princeton aggregates 1,030, which is,
considerably less than the total last
year at this time. During the month'
of January 310 ears were shipped
from this point.
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The Princeton Co-operative Creamery
Board Convenes and Disposes
of Important Business.
Merchants Enter Into Agreement With
Board Regarding the Hand-
ling of Dairy Butter.
This concluded the business of the
Sunday School Rally.
In the Methodist church next Sun
day afternoon a Sunday school rally
will be held. Mr. Locker, the noted
Sunday school worker, will address
the meeting and addresses will also
be given by Rev. C. Larson, Miss
Margaret I. King and Rev. Service.
A special musical program in which
a quartet, the Sunday school or
chestra and the primary class will
take part, will be rendered. Mr.
Locker will also conduct the Epworth
league meetinr in the audience room
of the church from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m.
Everyone welcome.
Rev. Wahlund Again Honored.
Rev. G. Wahlund of Warren, Minn,
was re-elected president of the Red
River Valley Swedish Lutheran
association at the annual meeting
held at Grand Forks last week.
The association comprises the church
territory in the northwestern part of
Minnesota and northeastern North
Dakota.Cambridge North Star.
Refused to be Discharged.
The jury, after long deliberation,
seemed unable to agree in a perfectly
clear case. The judge, thoroughly
exasperated at the delay, said:
I discharge this jury."
One sensitive juror, indignant at
what he considered a rebuke, faced
the judge.
"You can't discharge me." he
said with a tone of conviction.
"And why not?" inquired the
judge in surprise.
"Because," announced the juror,
pointing to the lawyer for the de
fense, I was hired by that man
there!"Ladies Home Journal.
mother-in-law. Gone back to the
old home and the real cream. Back
to the old oaken bucket and the mud
pies of memory. We are not saying
this to make other men envious
whose wives are not gone. But it is
a sort of whistle to keep up courage
For a long time the opportunity to
hang ofrT all night and make a
key of ourselves has looked good
Now with no restraint on our con
duct, no tearful -wife waiting
throw her hooks into our hair, no
one to lie- to, nobody to pacify ,with.
On Tuesday afternoon the board of consumed the home of Sheriff Shock-
directors of the Princeton Co-opera
tive creamery assembled in the
village hall to consider such business
propositions as were necessary to the of the fire and Mrs. Shockley and her
interests of the association. The
directors were all present, viz., Aug
ust T?. Meyer, president H. C. kel
son, vice president Louis Roche
ford, secretary .John Dalchow and
Peter Jensen.
It was decided to retain O. M.
Warner as manager and buttermaker
of the creamery. In this the board
made no mistake, for Mr. Warner
has been largely instrumental in
bringing the creamery up to its pres
ent standard of productivity and
rating. His whole energy is devoted
to the success of the institution and,
figuratively speaking, his efforts
have gone far toward "pulling it out
of the hole." The patrons of the
creamery are well pleased with the
treatment accorded them and he is
obviously -'the right man in the
right place.''
Peter Jensen, one- of the directors
of the association, tendered his res
ignation, but no action was taken
toward appointing a successor.
The general merchandise dealers of
the village, viz.. A. E. Allen, O, B.
Newton, C. H. kelson, E. Nelson
and J. A. Nyberg, were, upon re
quest of the creamery association,
in attendance at the meeting to dis
cuss the matter of purchasing dairy
butter from farmers, with the result
that an agreement was entered into
between the merchants and the
board of directors whereby the for
mer agree not to pay prices for
dairy butter which will in any way
conflict with creamery butter quota
jtionsr and the latter agrees not to
retail its productthe merchants to
handle it exclusively in the village.
The merchants will sell creamery
butter at one cent per pound above
the price paid by the creamery for
artful inventions, no person to care
a whoop whether we go to the bug
house or not, now that the very hour
and moment is pregnant with witch
ery and our horoscope is psychologi
cally correct for a riotous period of
debauchery, we get to sleep at 8:30
and mope off to bed like a mollusk.
Carlton Vidette.
Sheriff Shockley's House Burns.
Fire, supposed to have been caused
by the heating apparatus, practically
ley, with nearly the whole of its con
tents, early yesterday morning. The
sheriff was out of town at the time
son and daughter had a very narrow
escape. Harry Shockley, jr., proved
himself a hero under the circum
stances. He assisted his mother
from the second-story balcony and
then,taking his sister in his arms, lift
ed her over the porch railing and drop
ped her gently into the snowbank
below. He then followed, but when
he descended the lower portion of
the house was a seething mass of
flames. The three of them, who
were attired only in their night
clothes, were cared for by neighbors.
I was about 2 -30 when the fire
was discovered and the alarm turned
in and the fire department was
promptly on the spot, but there was
no possibility ot extinguishing the
flames. The laddies, however,
checked its progress and thus saved
the houses in close proximity from
destruction. The night was a cold
and bitter one20-below zerowith
a nasty, cutting wind blowing, but
the firemen stuck to their task al
though when their work was finished
they were completely ensheathed in
ice. During the progress of the fire
there was an epxlosion, caused by
the concentration of gas, which blew
out all the windows on the ground
Sheriff Shockley carried an insur
ance of $2,500 on the house
and $500 on the furniture in an
agency represented by the First Na
tional bank, and $1,000 on the furni
tuie in an agency repiesented by the
Princeton State bank. Even at that
Mr.JShockley willsustain considera
ble loss.
Aftei the fire C. H. Nelson invited
the laddies into his house, where
Mis. Nelson had hot coffee, dough
nuts, etc.. awaiting them, and tor
which they were truly thankful.
J. J. Skahen Addresses Pupils.
J. Skahen gave a 35-minute talk
to the high school pupils in the as
sembly hall yesterday morning on
'The Panama Canal.'' In this short
period of time it was of course im
possible to go intu all the details,
but Mr. Skahen gave a general his
Lory of the great waterway from tne
time its construction was attempted
by the French under DeLesseps. He
described the progress of the great
engineering feat and the achieve
ments of Colonel Goethals, United
States army engineer, and gave a
statistical and geographical resume
of the enterprise, covering all points
of interest. The talk was particu
larly instructive and the pupils gath
ered much information therefrom.
Impervious to Microbes.
For th thirteenth time this win
ter, to our knowledge, County Super
intendent Guy Ewing was on Tues
day morning parading the Princeton
boulevards in his shirtsleeves. We
cautioned him against cold-weather
microbes, which are said to attack
persons who go forth improperly pro
tected in subzero weather and attach
themselves to the thoracic ducts and
other vulnerable places, but he only
laughed at us, saying, "When a bac
terium tuberculosis or even a diplo
coccus or a colon bacillus insinuates
its presence into my system it means
instant death to the germ. No mi
crobe can withstand the toxin con
tained in my physical construction."
John Colliton ot Minneapolis and
Miss Mabel Kronstrom, formerly of
Princeton, were married in the Ca
tholic cathedra], St. Paul, on Sunday
by Rev. Father Finley. A wedding
Editor Hassing's Soliloquy. dinner was served at the Radisson
Our wife is gone. Gone to visit our hotel, Minneapolis, to a party of the
relatives and friends of the couple.
Mr. Colliton is the Minnesota rep
resentative of the Federal Electric
company, with headquarters in Min
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining un
mon- claimed at the Princeton postoffice
on February 3, 1913: Miss Emma
Trine, Miss Etta Wilson, Mrs. Anna
to Anderson, Mr- Rudolph Erickson^j
Please call for advertised letters.
L. S. Briggs, P. M.

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