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fc I 1 CHANGES Legislature Will Consider Numerous Proposed Changes in the State Government. Present indications Are That Economy and Efficiency Bill Will Not Have a Majority. A bill introduced in the senate last Thursday morning provides for several changes in the primary law. Under this law, if passed, the pri mary election is eflective only when candidates receive a majority of all the votes cast, and nominations are made by party conventions out of the list of primary candidates when no candidate gets a majority. It also restores senators and representa tives to a partisan basis. Among other bills introduced were a measure providing for the* annexa tion of villages to third class cities: a bill authorizing municipalities to own municipal telephone systems a measure providing for the regula tion of fire insurance rates and rate making a bill prohibiting fraud and deception in the sale of coal a measure establishing assembly dis tricts in each elective district with conveniences for popular discussion of public questions a bill providing for the licensing of places of amuse ment, with licenses ranging "from $500 for 10-cent houses to $1,500 for those charging more than $1. An effort will be made at this ses sion to reorganize the present system of boiler inspection. There are at present 53 boiler inspectors in the state, and one proposal is to reduce the number to 10, one of them to be chief and direct the work. It also is proposed that they be paid salaries instead of subsisting on fees. The senate committee on public domain had before it Thursday after noon the two bills introduced by Senator R. C. Dunn to establish the state's right to lease iron ore detain posits underlying the waters of me andered lakes and streams. The bills were laid over until this after noon to give anybody who may be interested an opportunity to be heard. Representative Robert Carmichael introduced a joint resolution last Friday providing for final adjourn ment April 7, which is about two weeks sooner than the constituional limit. Under suspension of rules the house last Friday passed the Bjorn son bill appropriating $43,000 to pay for the publication of explanations of constitutional amendments in newspapers last year. The house committee on agricul ture reported for passage the Ben dixen resolution protesting to con gress against placing any embargo on agricultural products. Representative Ribenack of Duluth is the author of a bill providing that after January, 1916, no sleighs shall be sold in this state unless the dis tance between the runners is four feet and six inches. The purpose is to prevent a variety of sleigh run ners from spoiling the roads for automobiles. Wisconsin has such a lawbut that is no recommendation. House-moving concerns have the right of way over streets in a bill in troduced last Friday in the house. Representative Hailsett of Butter Held proposes to make it a misde meanor for anybody to put tacks, broken crockery or other sharp sub stances on streets or roads. A bill was introduced Friday pro viding that railroads be required to place stalls in cattle cars. The senate adjourned to Tuesday at 11 a. m., and the house to Mon day at 11. Present indications are that the economy and efficiency plan will be rejected by the legislature. The measure proposes a big change in the administration of the state's affairs, and the members of the legislature will have to be "shown" before they adopt so sweeping a plan. Another somewhat revolutionary proposal will soon be before the School Report. legislature. It is the report of the The first half of the school year in commission appointed, pursuant to a district 19, Isanti county, closed on law of two years ago, to propose a Friday, January 22. Ernest and reorganization of the state school Mabel Angstrom,' Billie King, Mir- system. If ^adopted it will make iam and Loring Murray, Henning county superintendents appointive jPierson and Delton Webb have been instead of elective, and would abolish perfect in attendance for the four all the trustees of rural school dis-1 months. Helen Brueckner, Elvie tricts. A county board of education Ericson, Ernest and Mabel Eng- is provided for. However the pro- Strom, Grant Johnson, Billie King, posal -is practically certain to be de-' Dan, Loring and Miriam Murray, ieated, as there is considerable op- Henning Pierson, Loulis and Verlie position to jt. 'Stron, and Delton Webb were perfect Representatn-e Sliter of Houston in attendance for the month ending has introduced a bill that provides January 22. that after 1918 the old two-year term Karen Uglem, Teacher. of county officers shall be restored. This would be a backward step, and it is doubtful if it is passed. A clear view from the street to the bar of every saloon is proposed in a bill introduced by Representative Swanson of Minneapolis, prohibiting any saloon from maintaining blinds or any other obstructions. A new bill introduced by Repre sentative Warner of Aitkin prohibits the practice of inducing the sale of farm products by false representa tions. Senator O'Neil proposes that mu tual tornado insurance companies be exempt from the state gross earnings tax. Senator John H. Baldwin of Frazee has introduced a resolution in the senate calling upon the state highway commission for a detailed report of its officers and employes, the salaries paid them and the ser vices rendered. The house and senate committees on labor had a public hearing on the bill proposing semi-monthly payment of wages to employes of public ser vice corporations. Labor and capital were well represented at the hearing and the house chamber was utilized for the meeting. Railroad officials pointed out that if the bill became a law the railroads would be forced to hire severa^aciditional clerks and bookkeepers to prepare the checks twice a month instead of once. Sev eral railroad employes, shopmen and switchmpn spoke against the bill. It is expected that another hearing will be had at an early date. By a vote of 36 to 28 Senator George II. Sullivan of Stillwater was elected president pro tem of the senate yes terday afternoon. He was opposed for the position by Senator Henry N. Benson of St. Peter. Senator Jones of Duluth has in troduced a bill that would place in the hands of the state the work of assigning unemployed- to positions and there would be no fees. Any private agencies that wished to con tinue operations after the enactment of the law would be required to ob their fees from the employer instead of the unemployed. The house appropriation committee considered the question of whether Minnesota should be represented at the Panama-Pacific exposition in San Francisco, last Tuesday, and then voted to indefinitely postpone report ing the bill. It is not thought that Minnesota will be representee! at the exposition, as this action was equiva lent to an unfavorable vote. Senator Duxbury of Caledonia pro poses to amend the present laws re lating to powers and duties of school boards. Among the new bills are a measure to reimburse reporters of the district court for traveling ex penses a bill to amend the laws relating to conveyances by husband and wife of insane or incompetent persons a proposal to amend laws relating to lands acquired by domes tic executors and providing for the disposition thereof a bill to deter mine the amount to be allowed for clerk hire in the office of county treasurers a measure to provide for the recall of public officials. The work in both branches of the legislature appears to be progressing smoothly, and there is no reason why Minnesota's first non-partisan legis lature should not measure up to the standard set by legislative ses sions of former years. A Blue Hill Sewing Bee. A number of Blue Hill ladies gath ered at the residence of Mrs. Nels Larson in that town one afternoon last wees and had a sewing bee for Mrs. Chris. Larson, who is ill. The ladies plied their needles industri ously and completed 41 garments dur ing the afternoon. This is a true neighborly spirit and Mr. and Mrs.Warner Larson are extremely grateful to their considerate friends. Those in attendance were as follows: Mes dames Matt Johnson, F. Jborneke, A. Borneke, Thos. Belair, R. Bor neke, Chas. Brande, Frank Spiechal, Alex Belair, John South, John Boehm and Nels Larson. ft. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms (1.00 Per Year. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY A SUCCESSFUL YEAR The Princeton Co-Operative Creamery Holds Its Annual Meeting and Elects Officers for 1915. West Branch Creamery Also Meets* Both Creameries Are in a Prosperous Condition. Numerous farmers were in attend ance at the annual meeting of the Princeton Co-operative Creamery as sociation held at the armory last Tuesday afternoon, and much inter est was manifest by those attend ing. With but few exceptions all those present at the meeting were shareholders, and every one in at tendance seemed to be interested in the progress being made by the local creamery. The meeting was called to order at 1:45 p. m. by President August F. Meyer, who presided. Secretary Louis Rocheford then read the minutes of the last meeting and same were on motion accepted and approved. The secretary's report for the year 1914 was read and it showed that the creamery is in a flourishing condi tion, and that its business is con stantly increasing. The repoit in detail is given hereunder: Pounds of cream received 655108 Average test 28percent Pounds of butterfat 183, (60.87 Pounds of butter sold in St. Louis, St. Cloud and Minneapolis.... Pounds of butter sold to stores Princeton Pounds of butter sold in creamery Pounds of butter sold as cream. Pounds of butter sold to-patrons... Pounds of butter suipped Total Total pounds of overrun. Percent of overrun Average daily price. Including dividend.. RECKIPTS Cash on hand Jan. 1,1914. $3,330.44 Butter sold in St Cloud, St. Louis and Minneapolis 505.43 Butter sold in Princeton stores. 6,889.05 Butter sold in creamery.. 1,876.10 Butter sold in Cream. 376.00 Butter sold to patrons. 1,041.97 Salt and tubs sold 11.00 Salt sold in creamery 7.. .7" 109.18 Salt sold to patrons 97.31 Buttermilk sold 130.45 SINKING FUND. Supplies on hand Jan. 1,1915........... 139.84" Butter shipped 49,357.24 Total.. 863960.71 DISBURSEMENTS. Supplies on hand Jan. 1,1914 820G.72 For butterfat 54,262.72 Cancelling shares. Interest on shares Princeton Union, printing..'. Supplies Churn Creamery Pkg. Co., supplies. Dairy Supply Co., supplies.. Drayage Freight Tubs 1,307.58 304.28 350.00 87.60 5.00 1,900.00 47.64 126.29 47.60 43.00 21.05 24 91 41.96 32.15 102.00 Salt Water and light Taxes... C. A. Jack, supplies O M. Warner, salary. Coal. Ice Extra help Expense account to city Telephone Caley Hdw. Co., supplies Mcllhargey Hdw. Co., supplies Princeton Lbr. Co., supplies... Board of Directors, salary Mrs. Warner, salary 150.00 Postage 8.00 Twine, paper, pencils, jars, etc 50.21 Balance on hand Jan. 1,1915 3 723.84 Tot*1 the creamery. Following is^he list: August F. Meyer) president H. C. Nelson, vice president Louis Roche ford, secretary-treasurer: D. L. Clough and John Dalchow. Two new stockholders were taken into the company Tuesday, and others signified their intention of acquiring stock in the near future. The creamery never ,had brighter prospects than at present. West Branch Creamery. The annual meeting of the West Branch Creamery company was held in the school house of district 7 on Saturday last and the convention was attended by a large number of share holders and patrons. The annual statement was read and it showed that the creamejry is in a prosperous condition. The sec retary's report follows: Pounds of cream received 456,877 Average test of cream.. Pounds of butterfat from cream Pounds of butter made Pounds of butter sold to patrons.. Pounds of butter shipped Pounds of butter sold elsewhere. Total Lost in shrinkage from creamery to market Price paid to patrons per pound for butterfat. Overrun 23855 pounds, per cent. Average gross price obtained for but ter. Cost of making one pound of butter/ 1.637 24,337 6,557 60* 3685 185,455 222,271 38,810 21.10 27.84 cts. 29.84 infc i ance Paid out of sinking) und Insurance Taxes Interest Repairs.. New machinery For butterfat for 1913 Interest to shareholders.. Balance in nking fund. 200.00 281.00 89.50 61.66 206.40 131.67 76.13 59.65 64.15 $63,960 71 A letter received by O. M. Warner, manager of the cieamery, from the Minnesota Co-operative Dairies as sociation was read. This is a mar keting corporation and the local creamery holds one share of stock in it. The association asked that the Princeton creamery take more stock in order to facilitate the sale of but ter in eastern markets. The matter was thoroughly discussed, and Mr. stated that this marketing association had earned the local creamery at least $500 duriug the past year. It was decided to take $475 worth of additional stock in the concern, making the total holdings of this creamery in the company amount to $500. On motion President Meyers was elected a delegate to the annual meeting of the Minnesota Co-oper ative Dairies association, which will "be held in St. Paul on Wednesday, February 24. The matter of limiting the number of shares that shall be sold to one person hereafter to one was taken up, but as this would necessitate a change in the by-laws no action couldbe taken at this meeting. A motion to hold a special meeting next month for the purpose of chang ing the by-laws failed to carry. All the old officers and directors were re-elected without opposition. They are all men who are interested in dairying and have devoted tbeir best energies to the upbuilding of. ing with sucess. 'i^^M^mp^m 26.81 122,521.75 146,3764 4,564 141,0413* 771 146,3761* 1,183 29 44 19.47 27.39 1.81 RECEIPTS. On nand from last year $372.92 For butter, including sales to patrons. 40,093.19 Prom other sources 33.00 Total. $40,859 11 DISBURSEMENTS. Paid patrons, including butter sold to them $35,490.42 Paid cream hauler 579.50 Running expenses 2,760.04 Paid into sinking fund, including bal ance on hand not in sinking fund 194 11 Total $40,859 11 RUNNING EXPENSES Buttermaker and and helper salary Secretary's salary.. Other officers' salaries Fuel Tubs and packages Salt Oil. Color Ice Incidentals, parchment paper, acid, &. bottles, stationery $1,115.00 175.C0 135.00 260.00 690.00 105.35 11.35 15.00 78 00 175.34 Total $2,760.04 sinking funa, including bal- $1,835.04 10.25 54.30 10.00 158.55 431.25 289.03 246.94 634 72 Total $1,835.04 Following are the officers and directors chosen for the ensuing year President, Jacob Ellenbaum vice president. Fred Warner: secretary, John Teutz. treasurer, B. G. Ben son: Dan Anderson, Angust Rainord and John Levau. Frank Willemson was chosen buttermaker. The officers and directors are all men who can be depended upon to faithfully look after the interests of the cream ery. It was decided to pay 5 per cent interest on shares issued, and place the balance in the sinking fundto be paid according to butterfat de livered by shareholders. Silver Medal Contest. The W. C. T.U. will hold a silver medal contest at the armory next Wednesday evening, February 3. A splendid program has been arranged for the occasion, and all are invited to attend. An admission fee of 10 cents will be charged. Following is the program: PROGRAM. Music Instrumental Invocation Rev Samuel Johnson Reading "Story of Patsy" Eva Ross Song Male Quartet Reading. "Pin's Little Girl".... Nora Bryson Solo Mrs. Gibson Reading "The World's Wide Cry" Gertrude Bishop. Song Grace Gibson Reading ''A Southern Incident" Anna Wikeen. Song .Doris and Dorothy Howard Reading Etta Davis Song Male Quartet Reading AltaReichard Vocal Solo Recitation Grace Gibson Awarding of Medal 7... Benediction Rev E. B. Service Annual Meeting. The Long Siding Live Stock & Produce Co. held its annual meeting at Dglem's hall yesterday. The fol lowing officers were elected: Oscar Erickson, president M. A Carlson, vice president: Paul Reissig, secre tary Henry Schmidt treasurer. The directors are Wm. Hartman, Fred Eggert and Peter Peterson.. It was decided to either buy or erect a butding. Following is the building committee: J. Egge, Leo Peters and C. Jacobson. The company is meet- fc&ftk-tej* ,W- Princeton H. S. Qirl and Boy Teams Defeat Quints Representing the flilaca School. Co. Will Clash With the Ascension Cubs at the Princeton Armory Tomorrow Evening. Before the largest crowd of specta tors congregated at the armory this season to witness a basket ball game, the girl and boy teams of the Prince ton high school demonstrated their superiority over the representatives of the Milaca high school. The con tests were aggressively waged, and the spectators were treated to some clever basket ball. The girl teams clashed first, and a real spirited contest was the re sult, although the local aggreagtion had the edge on the visiting team in the various departments of the game. During the first half Princeton's lineup was as follows: Hazel Scal berg and Ivah Drinkall, forwards Lydia Steinbach, center Sadie Pen hallegon and Lillian Wetter, guards. Both sides were in the game all the time, and during the first half were rather evenly matched. However, as is well known, Princeton girls are "hard to beat," and when time was called the locals had annexed the long end of an S to 5 count. In the second half Myra replaced Sadie Penhallegon, this half Princeton secured larger lead. The Milaca quint was not lacking in determination but it bad not acquired the same degree of proficiency that the local team had. The final score was 13 to 6 and the Princeton enthusiasts were indeed pleased at the outcome. Each mem ber of the local quint is deserving of a just share of credit for the victory. In the basket throwing department, however, Misses Scalberg, Drinkall and Steinbach proved to be the stars. The contest was thoroughly enjoyed by those present, and the losers, as well as the winners, played a credit able game. Dickey and in still a The real thriller proved to be be tween the boy teams. This was the firsrgame in the series to determine which team of the Tenth congres sional district shall compete at Northfield next spring for the state championship, and consequently both teams were determined to do their utmost to win. Play started with Supt. Garrison of Milaca, and R. M_ Cooley of Princeton as officials, and from then until the first half ended there was "something doing all the time." Salstrom, right forward for the visit ing aggregation, was a difficult pro position to solve in the early stages, and, mainly by his proficiency in basket throwing, Milaca emerged from the contest at the end of the first half with a total of 11 points chalked up to their credit, while the locals were forced to be content with 6. The Princeton players came back in the second half with determina tion written all over their counten ances, and proceeded to play a game of basket ball that was more than creditable. At the outset it was very evident that they were imbued with new spirit, and thg result was that they literally were invincible. Baskets were thrown in rapid suc cession, and from some exceedingly difficult angles. The result was that Princeton was credited with 20 points in this half to 7 for the visit ors, winning the contest by a score of 26 to 18. The Princeton high school team has now taken its first step forward in its journey to the district cham pionship. The next contest in the series will be staged at Mora on the evening of February 5, and the local enthusiasts are "pulling" for the local quint to emerge from this con test with the long end of the score. NOTES. Raiche played his last game with Princeton last Friday evening, as he has departed for Minneapolis. He was an aggressive player and will be sadly missed from the local lineup. However, the high, school has several good players to*choo_e from, and it is expected that a winning team will still representee school. Only friendly rivalry prevailed during both contests last Friday evening, and this is as it should be. No one should allow enthusiasm to overcome his better judgment. Newton was credited with 4 field baskets in this contest and 1 free throw, while Umbehocker negotiated 3. field baskets and 3 free throws. Peterson proved to be "there" in basket throwing also, securing 2 field baskets and 2 free throws, and Raiche tossed a field basket from a real difficult angle. Berg in the guard position played an excellent game. This is the second time this season that the locals have defeated the representatives of the Milaca school, and they are entitled to feel some what elated. Milaca was well represented in the audience, and the followers of that school certainly cheered tbeir favor ites with enthusiasm. Princeton's school team wa_s far from being with out supporters, however, and the re sult was keen rivalry in the rooting line. Princeton won this contest also. Company G's basket ball team is acquiring an enviable reputation, and teams from far and near desire to clash with the local quint. Man ager Hofflander has received pro posals for games from several of the best known teams in New York state, that contemplate invading the west. Tomorrow night the locals will oppose the Ascension Cubs of Minneapolis, and this contest will undoubtedly be a real thriller. Nathaniel C. Small. Nathaniel C. Small, an old and le spected resident of this village, passed away last Sunday noon at the advanced age of 92 years. He had been failing since about two weeks prior to his death, having stumbled and sustained an injury at that time. Brief funeral services were con ducted at the family residence in this village Tuesday morning, after which the remains were taken to Anoka, where the last sad rites were conducted by the Masonic lodge of that place of which deceased was a charter member. Rev. E. B. Service had charge of the services at this place. Nathaniel C. Small was born in the state of Maine, November 22, 1822. He was married April 16, 1848, to Miss Mary Jones. For several years Mr. Smalll was a seaman, and at the time he retired in the year of 1856 he had his papers as captain. When the California golcPrush was started Capt. Small sailed around South America, and on board the ship at the time were several of the original Forty-niners bound for the California mines. When he retired from the sea he removed to Grow, Anoka county, and resided there several years. He accompanied his son, Dr. F. L. Small, and family, to this village about 16 years ago, and this h,ad been his home since. Mr. Smalll was a pleasant-man nered old gentleman, and all who formed his acquaintance will carry kindly recollections of him in the years to come. Last Sad Rites. Funeral services for the late Win nent Radeke, who succumbed to heart* failure on the 17th inst., were held Wednesday afternoon, January 20, at the German Methodist church in Princeton township. Rev. W. C. Achterkirch of Ogilvie, and Rev. C. Larson of Princeton conducted the services. The last sad rites were largely attended, and the floral tri butes were of a quality and quantity that amply attested to the esteem in which deceased was held. Winnent Radeke was a bright young man and was respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Radeke, and a brother and sister. His untimely death was a severe shock to all who enjoyed his ac quaintance, and numerous friends mourn his death. Mrs. Mrs. Alois Voetch. Alois Veotch of Baldwin, Sherburne county answered the final f% summons last Friday evening. Heart J^ failure was the cause of death. -^n* Funeral services were conducted at^Mgk St. Edward's Catholic church last, fH Monday morning, and were largely attended. Rev. Fr. Willenbrink of-* ficiated. Mrs. Voetch was 46 years, old at the time of her death, and had been^ a resident of Baldwin 16 years. She 1 was a kind and considerate woman, and leaves numerous friends to 2 mourn her passing away. Her husband and four children survive. Goes as Delegate.- -_ ^**|g O. M. Warner departed for ViningS^ and Fergus Falls this morning, li where he will attend the annual^ meetings of the Farmers1 creameries at those places. He goes as a repre sentative of the Minnesota Co-opera-' tive Dairies association. Mr. Warner is well posted on dairy matters, and in choosing him to represent it the Minnesota association exercised good judgment.,-^ ,*g^jsdf r$U^rh$ito*M JL Sjt^S'j^iir.